BELLES OP ST. MARY’S
May 27, 1960
Do We Keep Abreast Of The Times?
An interesting article entitled
“Keeping Abreast of the Times”
was written by the editor of the
Shady Side News April 22, 1960.
The Shady Side News is the news
paper of Shady Side School, a prep
school in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
“One of the most troubling as
pects of the teenagers both at
Shady Side and throughout the
United States is that young men
and women who, in four or five
years, will be eligible to vote and
be considered responsible citizens
take no interest in current events.
The happenings which have a
great effect on the national and
international situation go relative
ly unnoticed by the average stu
dent. Very few boys, for example,
even glance at the front page of
a newspaper each day or read the
sections of weekly publications
dealing with the news. Students
are, on the whole, satisfied to ig
nore the problems of the world so
long as they remain well-fed, well-
clothed and well-financed. What
the majority of students fail to
realize is that the problems which
exist today (i.e. population growth,
armament and defense, etc.) will
have to be met squarely in the
next few decades, and that it will
be the students of today who will
have to rise to face them.
student to learn something of the
world today is far less desirable
than to have the student take the
responsibility upon himself. It is
certainly a very commendable and
very desirable means of exposing
the student to the issues which are
pertinent to the international
“At Shady Side, several efforts
to rectify this situation have arisen.
All seniors are required, as part of
the American History course, to
subsci’ibe to Time magazine. They
are assigned to become familiar
with the material each week and
are quizzed periodically to insure
that each student is learning some
thing of the events and repercus
sions which are occurring every
week. Whereas the forcing of a
They’re Out In
The Big Big World
“The problem of familiarizing
Shady Siders with the aspects of
the Communist doctrine and way
of life is being attacked tomorrow,
by the combined forces of the
Forum and the St. Andrew’s So
ciety. Under the auspices of the
National Council of Christians and
Jews, the two organizations are
conducting a seminar to which over
a hundred students from area pri
vate, parochial and public schools
have been invited. These students
will hear speakers who are con
nected with the subject and then
will break up into smaller groups
to expound their own ideas on the
issue. These students, in turn, are
expected to carry back to their re
spective schools the opinions they
have formulated and the facts they
have learned. This seminar repre
sents an opportunity for each stu
dent at Shady Side to become con
nected with a problem which is of
such great importance both now
and in the years to come.
“Both programs point out that
the problem of remaining satisfied
with one’s immediate environment
and refusing to examine the condi
tion of the world as a whole is well-
recognized. While the programs in
effect at Shady Side do not reach
the entire student body, they re
present a worthwhile step in elim
inating the uncaring outlook which
is so prevalent in the minds of
Shady Side students.”
AVith the school year drawing to
a close, the thoughts of the gradu
ating classes turn toward plans for
next fall. The sophomores, finally
through their high school years,
have made plans to attend various
colleges in this region.
Several of the proud graduates
have planned to come back to St.
Mary’s. Among them are: Carol
Hardy, Dabney Johnson, Key
AAdieelis, Freddie Jones, Sally
Leach, Nancy Gouges, Jane Cole
man, AAunston Connor, Envin Par
rott, Jackie Baublitz, Daphne Con
nelly, Betsy Nichols, and Nancy
Two of our girls have said that
they’re going over to Chapel Hill.
They are Laura Alartin and Ellen
AValker. Susan Cline is entering
Carolina’s branch in Greensboro,
A few girls will also be enrolled
at Salem—Ann Heath, Frances
Holton, Em Howell, and Susan
Purdie among them.
Some of the other plans of which
we have been informed are: Eliz
abeth Triplett^—Hollins; Lou Fick-
len—Hollins; Harriet Houston,
Alaude Patton, IMelchor Lowe—
Converse; Peggy Patton—Ran-
dolph-AIacon; IMartha Ann Rose—
Longwood; Carroll Brogden—Flor
ida State University or Barnard.
One of the sophomores seems to
have summed up the immediate
plans of quite a few. Quoted from
Barbara Johnson: “AA’ill let vou
Congratulations go to four new
members of the Circle who were
taken in as the Circle members
walked at midnight on Tuesday,
May 10. Two seniors and two jun
iors were inducted at this time.
The seniors are Peggy Pegues, who
has served as editor of the campus
newspaper. The Belles; and Han
nah Bell, who is the president of
the Sigmas of the Sigma-iMu athle
tic society. The two new junior
Circle members are Edith Alston,
President of the Student Govern
ment for 1960-61; and Amelia Yan
cey, who is Vice-President of the
Student Government for 1960-61.
Once more may we say congratu
lations, and good luck to the new
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Annual Here Soon
On Sunday, May 15, the six new
marslials liegan their duties. Chief
Marshal Alolly Cooper and the
other five girls all wore identical
white dresses and white hats. They
performed their first marshaling
duties with poise, charm and grace.
The other five marshals are ^lartha
Pat Bell, Susan Poe, Jo .\nne
Rochow, .\nn Osterman and Jean
As is always the custom at St-
Mary's, the annuals will be given
out on Class Day. The dedication
will also be announced at this tiind'
The seniors are honored by being
the first recipients of the new an'
nual and then the remainder of the
student body will receive their s-
The theme of the annual, although
kept a secret until Class Day, P
to be of a slightly different nature
and promises to bo interesting
all. Everyone is eagerly awaiting
!May 28 for the annual staff has
worked both hard and well to pr^
forth “the best eA’er.”