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By Sally Cruikshank
Don’t go to see Alfie! if you
want two hours of mej;e enter
tainment wliich will paste a placid
smile on your face. Alfie! is guar
anteed to disrupt your emotions.
A British production starring
IMichael Caine, Alfie! is the story
of a very attractive middle-class
London bachelor who carries on
a succession of shallow love af
fairs, uncertain of what he is look
ing for and where he will find it.
Alfie’s single interest in life is
himself, and around this selfish
interest he has developed a sys
tem of life which allows him
to do whatever he wants to when
ever he wants to. Alfie is looking
for nothing more than the pleas
ures of the moment. What he likes
least of all is the feeling of being
responsible to anyone else; he re
fuses to become involved. All of
Alfie’s women accept his irre.spon-
sibility, each one hoping that she
may be able to change him.
Alfie has a serious problem.
In his systemized philosophy
of life he has refused to admit the
basic human desires for security
and love. In occasional profound
moments he catches glimpses of
what it is he has been living for,
as when he says to a friend,
“Beauty is what your heart hun
gers for.” However, until he rec
ognizes the need for love and se
curity, he will be doomed to a
very shallow existence.
Michael Caine gives a splendid
performance as Alfie. Even though
most of Alfie’s actions should be
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OF ST. mark"
Published in thirteen issues duri>al
Khool year, September to June.
tor December, January, and Aprils
monthly for October, November, ‘
ar>% Alarch, and May, by the s’ _
body of St. Mary’s Junior College^
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BELLES STAFF iV
Editor in Chief Molly
Neu’s Editor Nancy ’in
Eeature Editor Sally CbU*’'^
Exchange Editor Anne
^lotographer AIeredith AIA j
Df'td Typist AIerrie E>bw
Circulation Manager BoRRlOm
NEWS STAFF :
Hannah Craven, Harriet Collins>^*^^
Crawford, Chris Crowley Jane
vis, Susan Hutaff, Alichele A# V
Alartha Vaughan. °w
Margaret Burgwyn, Jessica 0*^
Lisbet Robinson. Tharon Sapp> ,
Slover, Bagiev Waddill.
^ , TYPISTS tl
Sandra Fullerton, Nelson Glass, [
en Godwin, Frances Gordon, .
HerTCrt, Nancy Richardson, ’
Smith, Alartha Vaughan. ^
Celie Smith ^
Hjordis Christoph, Jo CrawforcF
Da\ns, Barbara Dobson, Frances C .
Betty Grant, Carla Hudson, Sylvi*.
Derin Uyanik, Lyndee Wall, S^ce
U’allace, Alary Clark Whittle. '’he
Air. John U. Tate ion
SPIRIT AT TOW EBB?
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most of Alfie’s actions should be
unforgiveable, he has such an ap
pealing personality, enhanced by
Caine’s striking looks, that one
cannot help but condone those
The presentation of the movie
is distinctive in that Alfie deliv
ers commentaries throughout the
movie on people and life in gen
eral, as though he were trying to
convinee the viewer to accept his
philosophy. By using this method
the viewer identifies himself even
more strongly with Alfie.
The color medium is used artis
tically with occasional impress
ionistic color flashes.
The total result of this eombi-
nation of superb acting, script,
and production is a meaningful
movie worth going to see, which
will probably cause you to reflect
on the words of the theme song.
“AVhat’s it all about, Alfie?
Is it .just for the moment we
Caperettes Tap Five
The Caperettes, the tap-dane-
ing organization at St. Mary’s,
tapped their new members on
Januaiy 18, 1967.
In their traditional ivalk on the
campus, they chose the following
girls; Ajine Blackburn, Leighton
Holmes, Lea Haggerty, Skeet
Pittman, and George Christoph.
This dance group is active in
May Day. They also dance in sev
eral Assembly programs through
out the year.
It has been brought to the at
tention of several girls that the
spirit of St. Mary’s is being quick
ly undermined by a group of
chronic gripers. These people
gripe about the food, teaehers,
schoolwork, lack of hot water and
the rules. The.se people do nothing
but gripe; no action is ever taken.
They are too busy wagging their
tongues to stop and do something
constructive about their gripes.
No doubt there are a few things
to comiilain about. The food can
not possibly please everyone one
liundred per cent of the time. Na
turally the teachers give heavy
homework assignments and hard
tests, but we are here for an edu
Ihe chronic griper ma.v not re-
alize It but she could destroy the
spirit of St. Alary’s. It seems that
each year the number of gripers
has increased. This indieates that
the old girls are helping in spread
ing this problem. The old girls
sboiild try to instill some of that
fst. Alary s spirit in the new girls
and try to end the continuous
string of exaggerated statements.
Although she may not realize it,
the griper is a .selfish person.
Ihere are people who love St.
Mary s people who participate
111 its activities and get the St
Alary’s spirit in return. The con
tinual gripes ruin the enjovment
these girls reeeive from St. Alary’s.
dlie griper is destroying a
school that has maintained an ex
cellent reputation of having girls
that are full of fun, vivaciousness
and love. ’
People who have gripes should
do something about their constant
complaints. If carried out in a
good spirit, most gripes can be cor-
lected through the Legislative
body or members of the admin
The griper should remember
that although she mav not be ful-
Ij’ content with St. Alary’s, there
are those who sincerely love St.
Alary’s and do not want her spirit
to be lost to an undercurrent of
A Disturbed Old Girl
On Your S, A. T»'p
In almost any etiquette^
you will find a list of topi‘
conversation which are
taboo: religion, politics, (
manners, and driving abil>*q
mention a few. But one
lyhich never before ranke^y
list but which definitely
be included is the discussioi'*
side of college interviews) '
person’s S.A.T. scores.
Ain-oiie who has spent/!
hours answering hoplessl.V '"'a
.•yiti.T au.->Hcring nopiessiy '
sible questions on an S.A.I'
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should know better (or be ■
miliated) to ask someoiP
what scores she rcceiveflj
should realize that by jmsD
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unwelcomed question she is
her life in her hand.s. Nc'*’
less, it is almost impossible
the long dreaded scores
.vour mailbox witliout ene»'^
ing one of the following
•score-digesters waiting to
The first and most rec/
type is the simple-minded *
seeker who asks the l>'f
openly and usually uniiitent!'
ly. not realizing what a «'•)
social blunder she is coniH’’
in asking the question.
Then there’s the more wii'j
who gives you a verbal eli’^
the sides to indicate that ;
complete .sympathy witli yo"/
scores. After you reveal yo'"^
fortunate .secret you ask*
(Continued on Page
OUT, ABOUT, AND AROUND SMJC
Januaty 21-Readins Day for Gjlleee PU , r.
R February I-Ruth Slencynska in Raleigh
January 27-31-AIid-term break
January 30-Otis Redding and the Alar-
yelettes at Dorton Arena
February I -Old Girl Physical Educarion
February 2-New Girl Physical Educa
February 5-The Supremes at Dorton
February 14-Valentine’s Day
February 21-22-Sea Saints' Water Ballet