BELLES OF ST. MARY’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 Molly Richardson
News Editor Nancy Smith
Feature Editor Sally Cruikshank
Exchange Editor Anne Warren
Photographer Meredith Maynard
Elead Typist Merrie England
Circulation Manager Borbie Bell
Fljordis Christoph, Hannah Craven,
Chris Crowley, Claudia Davis, Susan Da
vis, Merrie England, Caroline Green, Ann
London, Michele Millichap, and Martha
Mindy Bell, Jessica Gillespie, Mimsie
Roberts, Lisbet Robinson, and Joan Wick
Anne Winston Pinder.
Claudia Davis, Nelson Glass, Gretchen
Godwin, Georgia Herbert, Nancy Robin
son, Sweetie Seifart, Nancy Smith, and
Mary Clark Whittle.
Jo Crawford, Susan Davis, Frances
Gordon, Derin Llyanik, Lyndee Wall, and
Mary Clark Whittle.
Mr. John LI. Tate.
Spring vs. Four Walls
By Sally Cniikshank
Time, the unalterable procession.
Leads us into the season of Spring-
Wrenching from the mind every
But the power to dream.
In a stuffy classroom,
Four green walls stifling the spirit,
r\n old woman in a brown dress
rVdjusts her glasses and utters the
Futilely expecting a response from
d'uned only to the sweet pitch of
/\ vision of new life is ether for the
Obliterating the monotony of the
'Fhe today in which we live
Is merely a haekdroji
For the anticipated tomorrow of our
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In spite of mometary efforts to hide
the fact, academic emphasis at St.
Alary's should he foremost. Often the
task of finding time for the unceas
ing, burdensome work is difficult.
But basically our lives arc now cen
tered around our daily studying and
making good grades so that we can
continue our educations elsewhere.
Some of us are able to keep the
frenetic academic pace and some of
us cannot. Possibly some girls had
poor preparation in high school or
have not yet learned ]iroper study
habits. Also, it is probable that some
students are not college material, de-
ix'nding on attitudes or intellieenee
Why not have academic privileges
granted to those on the I lonor Roll?
If there were a sjiecial "bonus ’ for
those with higher grades, girls would
not only work harder but also the
girls who had achieved the high aver
ages could be rewarded for their en
But whatever the jirohlem is, the
administration thinks the Deficiency
and Academic Probation Lists are tiKi
Looking at the list of girls with two
D’s, an F, or Ixlovv, it is eviilent that
the girls on the 1 lonor Roll are in the
minority at St. Mary's.
The girls who are on the Defi
ciency List and Academic Probation
have their privileges taken away. It
seems only logical that those who are
on the 1 lonor Roll should ha\e spe
cial jirivileges given to them.
Possibly an extra extended or an
e.xtra class cut could be the answer.
For the past semester, of an enroll
ment of apiiroximately 450 girls there
were 70 girls on the I lonor Roll. The
What the girls on the I lonor Roll
really deserve is recognition.
Let us not continue to Ixulger
those who have Ixx'n lax in their
studies, hut let us honor those who
LETTER TO EDITOR;
Plea, for Sympail
We, a group of new sf
would like to express our dis(
over the present medical facilit
It is not necessary to cite si
examples here for we feel that
one is aware of the present
We feel that the infirmah^
does not show enough persoi^
terest in the students and is
too careless with their diagnosed
neglect should be corrected W
serious accident occurs. ,
We leave you with a questj
the administration prepared to*
the serious consequences vvh'‘
inevitable if this neglect conti*
THOSE WITH 3.0 AVERAGES DESERVE
RECOGNITION AND REWARD
requirements for being on the I lonor
Roll is a 3.0, or an overall B Average.
For a girl to maintain a B in four
or five courses, it seems that she
should have more recognition than
merely her name posted beside the
eWith Apologies to
By Joan Wickham
Two score and fourteen v’f
the Congress of the United
conjunction with the P'
brought forth to harrow this
a proposition saying that all
responsible for helping to
Now our fathers are engog^
great struggle, testing whetlif'
mathematical ability, or anf^
cmatical ability, can outwit H
eral government income tJ'
We are met on the great
field of that struggle—the
room table. We have coif'
coffee, cookies, words of ea‘^
ment, and promises that
we will not spend so
altogether fitting and propef
should do this, although it
improbable and practically it”,I
that we will keep this proif'|
in a larger sense, we cannot
hend — we cannot apprect
The gallant men who stini
each .April have done
our poor power to do either
little note nor long remeifl^.
they did here, but the federa*^
ment will note most carefn'''
suits they received.
It is rather for us, the as
ta.xcd, though not for long- J
minded of the fact that s”
soon we will he supportio?.,
cral government, one of tl'O '^
which our fathers have tl”'
unwillingly carried on. ^
It is for us to be here
the matters of balancing
and keeping accurate .
records—that from these h”
fathers we take increased
that cause for which they
Spring, the last full me’as”.|,,
votion; that we their olfsi”^'.!
t* * I ■ .
to live withm our
that, can at least try t‘’ J
Uncle Sam that we did;
to have an appreciation fof';;.
and a balanced budget-'^,
the federal government