BELLES OF ST. MABY’S
OF ST. MARY’S
Published in thirteen issues during the
school year, September to June. Monthly
for December, January and April; Semi
monthly for October, November, Febru
ary, March and May, by the Student Body
of St. Mary’s Junior College.
Second Class Postage Paid at Raleigh,
N. C. 27602. Subscription $1.00 per year.
Editor in Chief Moi-ly Richardson
News Editor Nancy Smith
Feature Editor Sally Cruikshank
Exchange Editor Anne Warren
Photographer Meredith Maynard
Head Typist Merrie England
Circulation Manager Bobbie Bell
Betsy Crawford, Jane Ross Davis, Susan
Davis, Torrey Green, Cissie Fitzpatrick,
Beth Hunt, Susan Hutaff, Martha Vau
ghan, Alhe Sheffield, Jane Snider, and
Margaret Burgwvn, Tessica Gillespie,
Cissie Hobgood. Lisbet Robinson.
Jennie Andrews, Nelson Glass, Frances
Gordon, Sandra Fullerton, Anne North-
ington, Gretchen Godwin, Jane Snider,
Nancy Smith, and D ;rin Uyanik.
Jo Crawford, Susan Davis, Frances
Gordon, Cathv Swain, Lyndee Wall,
Mary Clark Whittle, and Derin Uyanik.
Mr. John U. Tate.
Letter To Editor
Are We Lel As
A Herd Of Slteep,
Unprepared For Fife?
Stated in the Student Handbook
in the purpose of St. Mary’s Junior
College is this sentence: “The col
lege recognizes the need of students
for self fulfillment and for prepara
tion to assume the obligations that
society places upon those who are
privileged to have rich cultural back
ground and high ideals of integrity.”
□ ixm entering college a student
must accept certain responsibilities,
but she should also be able to voice
her opinion about these responsi
bilities. We are here at St. Mary’s to
he prepared for entering society and
to broaden our horizons. How is this
ultimately possible if we cannot
voice our opinions and be heard?
Many students would like to as
sume some responsibilities, but they
are not allowed to. We all have an
interest in St. Mary’s, hut we arc
unable to further our interests to
any extent. It is our school and we
should be able to exert some inde
pendence in deciding what we are
to do here. Contrary to this, our in
dependence is confined into the
strictest of limits.
If we are to enter society with a
rich background, we should not be
come a student body which merely
accepts situations as they are, espe
cially when they arc unpleasant.
Every bit of independence we
knew before we came to St. Mary’s
is completely denied to us now. Of
course, we all realize that there must
lx; certain rules, but when these
rules get out of hand, and we are
made to obey them, even when they
do not benefit us in any way, w'e
should be able to speak out and be
St. Mary’s students have become
a herd of lost sheep who follow the
many petty rules, because it is eas
ier to submit and not complain. Yet
there are those few who stand up,
but they can not because of the lack
of communication between the stu
dents and administration. When an
opinion is voiced and a complaint
registered, a hearing is denied. The
administration attempts to push the
student back into the common herd
Constantly we hear the phrase
“we are working on it”, but where
are the results? If we were able to
be independent in any sort of way,
some results might be seen. The ad
ministration is here to guide us
and help us, not to simply lead us
blindly through two of the most im
portant years of our lives. We
shouldn’t be preparing for life, we
should be living it every day. How
can we become adults without being
given any privileges and responsi
bilities of an adult?
The time-worm cliche: “You only
get out of it what you put into it”
applies directly to the students at
St. Mary’s. If we could be given a
part in planning an assembly pro
gram or a concert, we might get
more out of them. We do appreciate
the opportunities we are given, but
we also could add to the opportuni
ties by getting some of our own
speakers or even speaking ourselves.
When we want to have a speaker
or see a certain movie, they are im
mediately censored. We are not
naive, and we have been subjected
to the outer world beyond the realms
of this campus. It is unfair that we
cannot bring some of this outer
world into our lives at St. Mary’s.
In our society, the freedom of
speech is one of our most prized pos
sessions. Why aren’t we allowed this
freedom here? Surely we can speak
out, but the administration will not
listen and tends to condemn us for
our ideas and plans. With communi
cation and determination between the
administration and the students we
might become prepared to enter so
As it stands now, many of us will
go out into the big, wide world com
pletely blind to life.
A Blinded Senior
' Yes, Os. anAcLfter ^a.c+ X suu U.e!
SWimnninj in the Porcnno.c job+ louvi uieef
Considered For Merit
Fetter of Appreciation
To Dr. Stone
Sally Cruikshank, a sophomore
from Chatham, New Jersey, has lx;en
awarded the Certificate of Merit by
the National Merit Scholarship Pro
This achievement means that she
has advanced from a Semifinalist to
a Finalist. Sally will now be con
sidered for a Merit Scholarship
which is the highest academic honor
that a college applicant can receive.
Flicks of Future
Night of the Generals"
'Walk, Don’t Run"
Riot on Sunset Strip'
Ambassador: "Dr, Zhivago"
I would like to express my appre
ciation to Dr. Stone for allowing the
Cruikshank ventilation system to be
turned on again. 1 am only one stu
dent living in the Cruikshank Dor
mitory; however I feel that I am
conveying the sentiments of many.
Because of the apparent discon
tentment, I also feel the students liv
ing in Cruikshank and Penick
should know that the administra
tion is not responsible for the dis
connected phones. This responsi
bility rests solely in the hands of
the Raleigh Telephone Company.
I would again like to express mv
appreciation to Dr. Stone for being
so understanding and co-operative.
Anne Winston Pinder
What has happened to
at St. Mary’s? At the begi'’”
the school year, we were sei''^’*
fixxJ, but it has Ix'gun to ‘
steadily. Lately, there has
variety in the meals served '
dining hall. Neither is thcA’
ficient quantity of fexid.
First servings, especially
arc scanty, and second scrvi''-^
refused. Thus, students lca'^ |
Improvements also could ^
in sanitation. i
Tliank you. . i
Some I lungry