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Elizabeth Thomas 


Barbara Ross 

Marlyn Sirkis Patricia Coogan 

Gertrude Horsrnon Laura Jo Muessen 

Elizabeth Proutt Cecilia Ridgell 

Rebecca Hartshorn June Weiner 


Patricia Anthony Betty Baldwin 

Rachel Early Joanne Boner 


Will Barbara Ross 

Sketches Joanne Boner 

History Betty Baldwin, Betty Critzer 

Prophecy Anne Smith, Betty Ward, Elaine Leach 


Will Marlyn Sirkis 

Sketches Shirley Bowen 

History Patricia Coogan 

Prophecy Laura Jo Muessen 


Joanne Rose Doris Thompson 

Minnetta Lowery Cecilia Ridgell 

Patricia Hayward Carolyn Jackson 

Jeraldine Rickert Dolores Parks 

Carlotta Pardini 

Barbara Ross 


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In tribute to our school mother, Mary Adele France, who has been President of St. Mary's Female Seminary for 
twenty-five years, we, the students and faculty of 1948, do hereby dedicate this, the first published yearbook of 
St. Mary's, in honor of her upon her retirement. On February 17, 1880, Miss France was born of Thomas Dashiell 
and Emma Price France. It was in 1909 that Miss France first came to St. Mary's as a teacher of science and 
mathematics. 1923 found her as principal of St. Mary's Seminary, and it was in that year the school burned to the 
ground over the Christmas vacation; but due to her perseverance and courage the school stood firm in the face of 
disaster, and from that time on grew under her leadership until in 1937 the Junior College was founded and Miss 
France was established as the first President of St. Mary's Female Seminary — Junior College. Thus, many of the 
things we see on our campus today have been results of Miss France's efforts, and these memories of our School 
Mother well serve as constant reminders of how she worked for her school and family and how we must, in turn, 
uphold the high standards she has set for St. Mary's. It is, therefore, with the greatest of regret that we say farewell 
to Miss France as our School Mother. She will remain always with us in spirit and memory. 

"Shear St. W)a 

A reproduction of Mm France 's 
portrait, recently completed at 
the ichool by Col. Warthon. 

St. Mary's is a hallowed spot — why not? 
It's beauty is both rich and rare: 
Stately buildings, flowers fair, 
Deep blue water, spicy air — 
A Paradise, indeed. Cod wot! 

And here, in this so gracious spot. 
Young lives are being built. Each day, 
Seeds are planted deep, to stay, 

To grow and blossom, come what may. 
Ah! fortunate, my dears, your lot! 

So, think on this, as you set your goal. 
Put all you have — and then some more — 
Into your work, to increase your store. 
While you stock your mind with useful lore. 
And, God will bless you, body and soul! 

M. Adele France 


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Dear Graduates, 

Now, you have attained the goal you have sought so long to reach. Now, most of you are 
going to sec the world as you have never seen it before. Each of your paths will part — paths that 
have converged for awhile at St. Mary's. Each and everyone of you is leaving something behind 
you; each and everyone of you is taking something with you. Your times at St. Mary's have been 
good times; your friends have been numerous and true. You have spoken at times thoughtlessly; 
you have acted at times unjustly; you have thought at times wrongly; but as you graduate only the 
good and happy memories will go with you and only lovely and true thoughts will remain behind. 
You will leave with tears in your eyes, perhaps, but joy and cherished years will be kept in your 

These years have formed the foundation for your lives — strong firm foundations. To you, 
graduates, we wish the best of materials and masons to fashion your lives to their finish. We hail 
you, one and all, as St. Mary's Daughters and as the graduates of 1948. 

Your Editor 

I Vl'iSS eJLouise /so//irt ■^rppointcd ^retina 

Present S. W. 3. S. 

Miss Louise K. Rotha, Registrar, Counselor, and friend to all, has been appointed acting president 
by the Board of Trustees in the absence of Miss France. 

Miss Rotha was born in Waynesville, North Carolina, where she still spends her vacations. She first 
attended Women's College of North Carolina where she obtained her A.B. Degree. Following this she 
studied at the University of Chicago where she received a Master of Science Degree. At New York 
University, she did an additional year of graduate study. 

Since that time, she has taught science in various schools in the South. Between periods of teaching 
she has done research at both Cornell and Duke Medical Schools. 

Miss Rotha has been with us at St. Mary's for five years and during her stay, she has done "a bit 
of everything." As faculty advisor of the Student-Faculty Government, we find her "fair and square," 
and as registrar always helpful. As a teacher, she is hard but considered "tops," by all; last, but not 
least — we find her a dear and trusted friend. 


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MISS LOUISE ROTHA. Acting President, February-June 


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Long years ago — 1943 to be exact — Gloria Cawood 
arrived at the portals of St. Mary's Female Seminary 
as a Sub-Freshman and unknowingly began what is 
now our present Senior Class. Coming as Freshmen the 
following year were Jo Boner, Babs Ross, Betty Bald- 
win, and Betty Critzer. Thus, the five of them struggled 
faithfully through the years, being joined by Marcie 
Prince as a Sophomore, until they finally reached that 
eventful day when at long last they could claim the 
title of Senior. 

As Freshmen. Shirley Moore presided as president of 
the class and Mrs. Manson. class advisor; while our 
Sophomore year brought forth many outstanding events 
with Mrs. Zimmerman, the Dean, as class advisor and 
president, Margaret Showell. The biggest project of 
that year was the Senior-Sophomore bazaar, and Oh! — 
the food I naturally the Sophomores were in charge of 
the food committee). Then at Christmas those who 
were here will never forget the Christmas banquet. 
Remember Jamie as Santa Claus? And then there was 
the prize for presenting the best skit; and don't forge: 
"The Hamburger King" which won first place in the 
Speech Arts contest. To the Shenandoah Valley Apple 
Festival went Peggy Marshall, and as Queen of the 
May, the Sophs triumphed with Ann Mumma wearing 
the crown. Thus, the year passed swiftly, and it was 
time for the Athletic Association banquet (where, inci- 
dentally, the Sophomores once again came in first place 
with their centerpiece for the table). Our little sextet 
was now looking forward to their third year and the 
real beginnings of our own Senior Class. They were 
now big college girls. 

September — and were they glad they were old girls. 
They well remembered their own bewilderment their 
first year, and were in full sympathy with the rest of 
us as poor wandering Juniors. It was the pajama party 
that really broke the ice, and it wasn't long before all 
were acquainted. The old six of the class took it upon 
themselves to initiate the new members into the class, 
and they certainly did a thorough job of it (they'll 
never forget it either). Everyone hiked (and I mean 
hiked) to Pine Bar for the annual A. A. picnic. Fun 
was had by all. hut were we glad to crawl into bed by 
that time. By now we felt a little more at ease and as 
though we really belonged at S.M.S. 

Handbook test and memorizing the rules took up 
about the next two weeks of our time. Then came class 
elections: President, Iris Rawls; Vice-president, Mary 
Jane Shepard; Treasurer. Minnetta Lowery; Secretary, 
Babs Ross. Our own Jo Boner began her career as 
Secretary of the Student Council, which was to point 
to even higher honors. Council members elected were : 
Elaine Leach, Pat Anthony, and Mary Jane Shepard, 
while Betty Baldwin represented our class as a perma- 
nent court member. 

In the lives of our never erring Juniors, sports played 
a great part; and one of our greatest triumphs of the 

yeai in that line was our victory over the Seniors in that 
great fall sport. Hockey. We boasted four phys. ed. 
majors — Pat Anthony, Vivian Gabler, Milly Martin, 
and Betty Critzer. On the A. A. Board were Babs Ross, 
Secretary; Iris Rawls, Elaine Leach, Mary Jane Shepard, 
Judy Turner, and Jo Boner. In the newspaper field, 
Shirley Moore did an excellent and thorough job in 
editing the Signal News. 

We had all heard about the U.S.O. over at the Naval 
Base, but we had never dreamed of it as being a place 
so nice as we found it to be upon our first eventful visit. 
During the tall our class presented a very novel idea 
in the form of Art King's Daughters. The idea was pro- 
ducing great masterpices in forms of shadows. No, the 
pictures weren't actually supposed to be moving — ask 
Shep and Andy about that. Then came the day — the 
day to leave for the long weekend. Ah! It sure was 
good to see home again. Will you ever lorget the big 
commotion caused by the taking of the diphtheria shots? 
For days on end we all compared arms with red spots. 
It served as good diversion, anyway. 

Christmas at last and along with it. a million and one 
things to do. At the Pageant, Pat Anthony portrayed 
the very beautiful and spiritual Virgin Mary. Before 
we knew it vacation was over, and we were back at 
school once more slaving away on — EXAMS! 

We lound that many of our classmates had skill in 
that great sport, basketball. Libby Davis and Pat An- 
thony were representatives on the varsity team and 
played in many of our outside games. That surely was 
some team. 

In February the school celebrated Miss France's birth- 
day in the form of a banquet dinner. A few privileged 
characters (those born in February) had the honor of 
sitting at Miss France's table and cutting their own piece 
of cake before everyone else. We really showed our 
talent in the Junior-Freshman production of "Little 
Women" . . . Betty Baldwin as Amy, Lee Park as Sulk. 
and Shirley Moore as Marmee all presented an unfor- 
gettable performance; due greatly to the outstanding 
and excellent direction of Miss Wool ridge, who unfor- 
tunately was unable to see her own efforts under the 
footlights because of a sudden and serious illness. With 
the aid of Miss Short, our Phys. Ed. teacher, the crew 
and the cast courageously took over the task of making 
the play a big success — and it was truly that. There was 
not only a lot of work, but also oodles of fun while 
doing it. We mustn't leave out our curtain puller — 
none other than the famous Miss Boner. A truly mem- 
orable occasion. 

Later in the spring Betty Baldwin and Lee Park par- 
ticipated in the Speech Arts Contest with the reading 
of poems. Then came May Day with the presentation 
of "Rumplestiltskin" in modern dance. Betty Baldwin 
and Milly Martin assisted in the choregraphy of the 
dances under the direction of Miss Short. Betty por- 
trayed the character of Rumplestiltskin, Milly was 


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the poor old Miller, and Shirley Moore as the 
Miller's Daughter, Jackie Johnson as the King, George 
Lowery and Elaine Leach as couriers, and Judy Turner 
as one of the Ladies of the Court completed the cast. 
Even though rain forced the program inside at the last 
moment, all went off perfectly; and our own little prin- 
cess, Pat Anthony, was lovely in her yellow dress. 

Following in succession came sunbathing, boating, 
swimming, and then final exams. In June we said fare- 
well to the parting graduates and a few of our own class- 
mates — Milly Martin, Jinx Clark, and Lee Park planned 
on attending the University of Maryland ; Jackie John- 
son turned her eye toward modeling; and Judy Turner 
returning to Detroit. 

After a brief but wonderful summer we returned to 
S.M.S. as full-fledged Seniors. All were willing and 
ready to take over the privileges granted the upper- 
classmen. The others looking up to us, and it really 
made us feel big and important, though we knew we 
had to set a good example. The orientation committee 
with Peg Fowler as chairman really had fun getting the 
new girls settled, even if they did almost break their 
backs carrying suitcases. Miss France was not only our 
school mother but also our class advisor; and we are 
very proud of the fine job that Anne Smith has done as 
our class president, with Peg Fowler, vice-president, 
Bctte Ward, secretary, and Elaine Leach, treasurer. Jo 
Boner became our pride and joy as president of the 
Student Faculty Government Association with Betty 
Baldwin, better known as "Baldy," as vice-president. 
Senior Council members included Peg Fowler and Mary 
Jane Shepard; Betty Critzer and Jo Nicodemus were 
the two permanent Court Members. Babs Ross took 
over the job as president of the Athletic Association, 
with "Shep," vice-president, Pat Anthony, secretary, and 
Betty Critzer, treasurer. Other Senior members of the 
board were Betty Baldwin, Elaine Leach and Vivian 

It would be impossible to overlook our new classmate 
— none other than Frank King as a day student (natur- 
ally). No longer could it be said of the Seminary that 
there wasn't a "man in St. Mary's City." Hmm! Look 
out, girls! 

We took our annual trip to Pine Bar with nothing 
out of the ordinary happening except that Marcie 
Prince fell in the tea. Big splash! 

Because S.M.S. lacked a physical education teacher, 
our three majors took over the classes. Anytime, day 
or night you could find Anthony, Gabler, and Critzer on 
the athletic field. On October 12 our class presented 
a Columbus Day King's Daughters with poems read by 
Mary B. Wessells, Babs Ross, Bctte Ward, and Jo 
Boner. The long week-end came slowly and passed 

Believe me, we seniors are really an athletic group, for 
once again our class shone in sports. We came in first 
in hockey which was the start of a very successful season. 
Quite a few seniors were represented on the varsity and 
junior varsity teams — each of which split to form an 
Army and a Navy team. Yea — ARMY! 

There was the big Fall Prom with the unforgettable 
"Make Mine Music." Then came Thanksgiving cele- 
brated at home with a four-day vacation, which we 
really needed. After all, we were hard working Seniors! 
In collaboration with the Sophomores we entertained 
the D.A.R. for their annual luncheon held at St. Mary's. 

Oh, my! What was all the distress in the smoker? 
T.B. tests?! Cheer up! We sure were glad to find we 
were still alive — we waited anxiously for the mail that 
would bring the results. 

Around Christmas the U.S.O. gave its final dance — 
this time the whole school was invited and did every- 
one have a gay time! After Christmas the U.S.O. was 
to be affiliated with the Y.M.C.A. 

Again our own Pat Anthony portrayed the Virgin 
Mary in the Christmas pageant, and following the pag- 
eant was the lovely candlelight service at the Trinity 
Church where we all participated in carol singing. Fol- 
lowing this we were entertained at a party given in the 
Parish House. Unfortunately, our Christmas bazaar was 
postponed due to a schedule that was entirely too full 
for everything. At six in the morning the day before 
vacation, we dragged ourselves out of bed with great 
effort after attending the gala Christmas banquet the 
night before (Santa certainly brought some gifts!), in 
order to go caroling through the halls. Everyone was 
really in the spirit. 

After Christmas one thing was distinguishable — the 
variety of gay and colorful scarves all had received for 
presents. The wearing of scarves really became quite the 
fad. Upon returning to S.M.S. we were quite distressed 
to find our school mother and class advisor. Miss France, 
was quite ill and would be unable to return. With best 
regards and high hopes we tried to speed Miss France 
along the road to recovery. 

EXAMS — woe is me!! 

Ah! Happy day — we had the privilege of seeing 
Charlotte Hall's presentation of "Arsenic and Old 
Lace." It was quite hilarious. 

Because of Miss France's illness and inability to con- 
tinue as president, Miss Louise Rotha, our well-liked 
registrar and science teacher, was appointed acting- 
president. With full student cooperation, once more the 
Seminary progressed smoothly. 

The Seniors shared equally in the worry and struggle 
in writing, typing, and re-typing the essays on "The 
Heritage of a Monument School" (our own). We 
eagerly await the announcement of the prizes to be 
given June 7. 

Just because the Senior Class donated the most to 
the Red Cross Drive doesn't mean we're millionaires — 
no. I haven't got a nickel for a bag of peanuts. 

Not many girls went home at Easter with tans this 
year, in fact, not even did they have them by May Day. 

To the Apple Blossom Festival in Winchester, Va., 
went Betty Baldwin where she witnessed quote — "the 
queening of the crown" — unquote. For this honor she 
was maid of honor to the queen in our May Court. 
Pink is certainly your color, Betty, and your dress was 

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truly beautiful. From all reports she surely had a busy 
and wonderful time. 

We knew from the moment when we first laid eyes 
on Patricia Anthony that she was destined to be our 
May Queen, and as beautiful a one that we could ask 
tor, too. Pat was certainly provocative and sweet in her 
white wedding gown as she carried a huge bouquet of 
spring flowers with pink roses. It was impossible to 
icstrain a sigh of awe as she gracefully ascended her 
throne. As princesses from the Senior Class, Peg Fowler, 
in a dress of violet, and Mary B. Wessells, in one of 
aqua, were both lovely and charming with their bou- 
quets of spring flowers from our own Garden of Re- 

Just the following Monday it was that Pat Anthony 
as Queen, Betty Baldwin, Apple Blossom Princess, and 
Anne Smith, president of the Senior class crawled from 
their beds in the wee hours of the morning in order to be 

in Annapolis in time for a 9 : 30 radio broadcast. Yes, 
the Seminary went on the air with an interview by 
Jane Day, who was also a student of S.M.S. at one 
time. It sure was a thrill to hear their voices come 
over the radio and really made us feel important. Later 
in the morning on the same day we heard our own Glee 
Club broadcast and did their singing sound beautiful! 
Sounded more like professionals as though they sang 
over the radio any day of the week. 

As the year draws to an end we are a little sad. think- 
ing back upon the many happy times and good friends 
we have made; and we hate to think that for many 
it means farewell. Never shall we forget St. Mary's 
and always will we be proud to say — "We're the 
SENIOR CLASS of '48." Graduation 'is a never-for- 
gotten memory — ! "Parting is such sweet sorrow!" 

See you Alumni Week-end, 1949! 


■d-ast vViil ^Mna Uestamcnt of the 
Senior L^ta 


We, the members of the Senior Class of St. Mary's 
Female Seminary Junior College, of 1948, being of 
sound and disposing mind, do declare this to be our 
last will and testament. 

To Miss France, our deepest appreciation for her 
efforts and guidance, with sincere wishes for a pleasant 
and happy future. 

I, Marie (Shorty) Andrews, hereby will and bequeath 
the Presidency of the Samadra Club to Mary Beth 
Early; to Joan Lee I leave my pineapple pie and coffee; 
to Virginia Burnside I give my A-Rating in History, 
plus one-half interest in my "Fairy Godmother." 

I, Patricia Anthony, will my Secretaryship of the 
Athletic Association to Jeraldine Rickert in the hope 
that she will always get the minutes done on time: my 
quiet nature to Mary Lou Pinder; my love for sports 
to Carlotta Pardini; and an all-year-round ticket to 
Chestertown to Betty Anne Smith. 

I, Betty Baldwin, leave to Sally Turner the Vice- 
Presidency of the S.F.G.A.; to Carlotta Pardini I give 
my beloved brother, Ray; and to next year's Princess 
my good times at the Apple Blossom Festival. 

I, Dorothy H. Baroniak, will to Betty Crough my 
great passion for S.M.S., my daily excursions to the 
coke machine in the hope that there will be an ever- 
l.iNting supply so that you may have a monopoly on 
cokes in Social Science class and that vour thirst will 

always be quenched! To Cecilia "Flip" Ridgell I will 
my quiet and demure way, my excuses and undisturbed 
conscience for being "slightly" tardy for fifth period 
classes after a quick trip to Jacks' for lunch. 

I, M. Joann Boner, do hereby bequeath to Carolyn 
Sue Baumann courage and patience to fulfill her duties 
as President of the S.F.G.A. To my little brother, Earl 
Compton, I leave a schedule of school hours in the 
sincere hope that he remembers that Quiet Hour is 
not at 10:30 on Sunday night; and to Kip Valentine 
a life-time seat on the Navy side for the Army-Navy 

I, Gloria Cawood, hereby will and bequeath to Earl 
Compton my five years' experience in trying to make 
the Assembly period on time. To all incoming day 
students, I leave my happy day-hopping days at St. 

I, Betty Critzer, leave my "old rocking chair" to 
Virginia Burnside in the hope that she'll find it com- 
fortable: the key to the Treasury of the Athletic Asso- 
ciation to Betty Resh; the Vice-Presidency of the 
Samadra Club to Ginger Borgman with the hope that 
the tea service can be found at all times; permanent 
court membership to Bettv Dawson; and Art Editorship 
of the SIGNAL NEWS to my friend with such ability, 
Rebecca Hartshorn. 

I, Elizabeth Davis, do bequeath my presidency of the 
Home Ec. Club to Virginia Burnside, and my happy 


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disposition to Joan Lee, a wonderful roommate and a 
swell friend. 

I, Joy Dench, gratefully bequeath to Ginger Borg- 
man, the Marine Corps — "she can have them" ; and to 
Lucy Anne Parlett, my little sis, the best of luck. 

I, Margaret Fowler, hereby will the office of Vice- 
President of the Senior Class to Ginger Borgman; my 
good times with the Marines at the U.S.O. to Pat 
Mahone ; an atlas to Kip Valentine to guide her on her 
trip around the world; and to Lee Ribble, my room- 
mate and friend, a picture of Ralph in the hopes that 
her dreams will come true. 

I, Vivian Gabler, will and bequeath to Bertha Stone 
my hugs and kisses in the hope that they bring her 
someone as nice as Mike; hockey season to Gertrude 
Horsmon; and to all the Sem-Fems a happv married 

I, Frank King, will to my friend and partner in crime, 
my fatal charm and way with St. Mary's women to 
Eddie Crouch, and my parking space to anyone who 
wants it. 

I, Elaine Leach, will the office of treasurer of the 
Senior Class to Norma Lee Mason and to Elaine Symons 
a hand at the bridge table every night after dinner. 

I, Minetta Lowery, alias "George" will the Presi- 
dency of the Commercial Club to one who is interested 
in Business; to Nupie Baumann all my good times at 
St. Mary's; to Trish Hayward my "good figure." I 
also will the mimeograph machine to J. J. Rose, and 
to Nupie and Trish I give a lifetime interest in a tea 

I, Josephine Nicodemus, to Ginger Borgman my seat 
on the Court in the hope that she will be lenient in 
dealing with the Juvenile Delinquents, and to Betty 
Chandler my ability to get to breakfast on time. 

I, Jane Pitchford, hereby will my ability to under- 
stand the workings of our Federal Government to Eddie 
Crouch ; and my suntan to Rachael Early so she will not 
have to work so hard. 

I, Marcie Prince, will and bequeath my "Saturday 
nights" and seat on the U.S.O. bus to Anne Dennis; 
my basketball membership on the Board to Virginia 
Burnside, and my ability to conduct French Club in 
French to next year's President. 

I, Barbara Ann Ross, known as Babs, hereby will the 
office of President of the Athletic Association to my 
friend, Emily Manlove, with the sincere hope that she 
gets through the year without gray hair; to the Inquiring 
Reporter on the staff next year a long list of subjects, 
plus a good ear for use at the Keyhole ; to my room- 
mate Kip Valentine, I say "Bon Voyage" in the hope 
that we will meet again soon. 

I, Mary Jane Shepard, hereby will the Vice-Presi- 
dency of the Athletic Association to Mary Beth Early 
in hopes her arithmetic is good ; to Anne Dennis, my 
little sister, my ability to pass history tests, and to Norma 
Lee Mason a watch to keep track of the time on Sat- 
urday nights. 

I, Anne Smith, known better by "Smitten," leave the 
Presidency of the Senior Class to Rachael Early with 
hopes for a Christmas Bazaar, and to the Junior Class 
I will my sophistication to split up as they will. 

I, Dorothy Throckmorton, will gratefully my love of 
horses to Jean Dixon; my ability to play basketball to 
Elizabeth Thomas; and my math book to Andrew B. 

I, Bctte Ward, hereby bequeath the Secretaryship of 
the Senior Class to Patricia Hayward, my ability to play 
bridge to Sally Turner, and my "apple honey" to any- 
one who lacks eighteen cents. 

I, Mary B. Wessels, leave my musical ability to Nancy 
McClenahan; my sore feet to next year's hostesses at 
the State House; and my seat in the May Court to 
next year's representative. 

In witness hereof, we, the Seniors of St. Mary's Fe- 
male Seminary, Junior College, have subscribed our 
names and affixed our seals on this 5th day of June. 

fEfje Castellan 


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The dawn of June 5. 1968. promised a hot and sultry 
day. Tucked in our bags were our tickets aboard the 
I' SS Americana, which would carry us to the Dominican 
Republic, where we, Elaine Leach and Bette Ward, 
would assume our duties as director of public health and 
American Consul for the capital city of Cindad Trujillo, 
respectively. We have just stepped from our train in 
New York's Grand Central. 

With a few hours left before sailing time, we decide 
to look about the city, primarily to satisfy our epicurean 
desires, so earnestly cultivated since our days at S.M.S. 

Strolling up Fifth Avenue, our attention is attracted 
by a most ostentatious sign, "Ye Olde Country Cafe." 
This ringing a familiar chord, our womanly intuition 
urges us to advance beyond the threshold. At this point 
we are greeted with open arms by our old S.M.S. 
Classmate. "Andy" Andrews, for she and her "little 
monster" are now the proud parents of a whole chain of 
restaurants. In the confusion and excitement of re- 
union, menus were mislaid so we naturally order pine- 
apple pie and coffee. 

Once more attempting to hasten Father Time's prog- 
ress, we pause in our sojourn to take in a matinee. 
Characteristically ignoring the marqee, we slip grate- 
fully into our seats in the darkened theater, only to be 
abruptly returned to the moment at hand when ten 
minutes past the appointed time the curtain rises, re- 
vealing the star as none other than our own Betty Bald- 
win. Between acts we hurry backstage to reminisce 
with another of the Seminary '48 graduates, only to find 
also there awaiting the appearance of the prima donna, 
her ex-roommate, Mary B. Wessels, one of America's 
foremost young scientists. Mary B. also finds time to 
capture the hearts of New York's dashing playboys and 
"give" piano concerts for charity. 

Declining the tempting invitation to join them at 
cocktails, we slowly wind our way through this fasci- 
nating city only to suddenly halt in front of an impos- 
ing edifice housing the "Institute of Shy Athletic 
Blonds." A trifle amazed at so bold a caption, yet un- 
daunted we enter and are welcomed by an efficient 
and charming receptionist . . . she can't be, but she is 
. . . Doris Thompson. Following the initial shock of 
reunion, once again, now completely entangled in red 
tape, we finally are allowed to enter the hallowed halls 
of the director of this novel institution. ... 7" Boner, 
now Dr. Joann Boner. B.S.. A.B., Ph.D., M.S. We learn 
that the nucleus of this profession was formed at S.M.S., 
due to a certain lack of cooperation from a certain 
Academy plebe. 

A bit tired from the day's excitement, we trudge 
wearily back to our hotel and buying a paper, we al- 
most immediately see a very familiar face on the front- 

piece . . . why, it's the first account and inside story of 
the secret confines of Gloria Cauood's laboratory. 
Gloria, according to this report, is conducting research 
in the manner of the ancient alchemists. 

Turning to the society section we are again startled 
to see our old classmate, Babs Ross, only the name is 
no longer Ross, but Sheats, she and the better half are 
flying to the Hawaiian Islands on their second honey- 
moon, if our report is to be believed. 

Glancing at our watches we dash to the pier, just 
in time to . . . whew! We made it! Deciding to stroll 
on the promenade deck, we see ahead of us a curious 
collection of passengers, apparently surrounding one 
central figure. Approaching this quaint little group . . . 
realization dawns ... for we see Betty Critzer painting 
in her best surrealistic manner . . . not a cover for the 
Signal News, but alarm clocks and baseball bats in the 
mode of Salvador Dali. 

Again succumbing to the thirst drive we enter the 
lounge, when immediately we sec, surrounded by a 
bevy of otherwise innocent females, none other than 
Frank King fascinating these beauties with his tales of 
how General King won the war single-handed. 

Passing away a few tranquil hours gazing at the calm 
blue ocean, we proceed to the dining room and are 
seated adjoining a table set for 13. In the middle of 
the first course, the party occupying this table arrives. 
Why it's Marcie Prince and Skip and their own inimit- 
able football team, otherwise known as Mr. and Mrs. 
Norris Pilchard Sterling, Jr., and family. 

The skyline of Miami comes gradually into view — 
our trip is more than half over, but our gallant little 
band pauses momentarily to wave to Jane Pitchford 
and Dot Throckmorton still basking luxuriously on the 
sands — a long way from the St. Mary's shore. Lunching 
on the patio of a Miami restaurant, memories of dear 
S.M.S. again return to us through the medium of Joy 
Dench, now a glamorous fashion model attired in the 
latest resort togs. 

Dashing up the gang plank, we pause for breath, 
astounded, for an additional passenger has boarded the 
ship in the course of its short stop over at Miami. 
"George" Lowery, no less — having left Fred industrious- 
ly constructing a bridge across the Atlantic, she has 
turned her undivided attention to the organization of an 
international "Commercial Day." 

Tired from our strenuous day, we walk listlessly down 
the corridor, but we stop abruptly before an open state- 
room door and see Dr. and Mrs. Ross MacCauley, who 
are bound for the tropics — the doctor for the benefit 
of humanity, and Mrs. MacCauley. the former Mary 
Jane Shepard, known to her Seminary classmates as 
"Shep," because she heard that it is possible to acquire 


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Our destination is near at hand, for during the night. 
Cindad Trujillo, capital of the most romantic and 
mysterious island of the Caribbean is now upon the 
horizon. Hours later it seems, on horseback we are 
slowly riding through the hot, humid vegetation of this 
vicinity. Pausing to rest we hear voices, familiar in 
that they are speaking English in this otherwise Spanish- 
speaking land — upon closer investigation we see a num- 
ber of girls attired in immaculate white gym suits lis- 
tening attentively to orders given by an attractive dark- 
haired girl. Why, she's Pat Anthony — and Libby Davis 
and Dot Baroniak are in the group!! Overwhelmed, we 
learn that these former classmates have a controlling 
interest in a basketball team and are spending the sum- 
mer months here in training, preparing to walk away 
with national honors. 

Finally, the overhanging foliage gives way to the clear 
blue of the sky and the long sweeping veranda of a 
home completes the picture; but not quite, for standing 
on the steps is another friend of our Seminary days, 
An in- Smith, now Mrs. Edward Crouch, Jr., mistress 
of a huge banana plantation. Inviting us to spend a 
few days here, with the usual Smith enthusiasm, she 
ushers us inside, summons her house boy, orders refresh- 
ments, and naturally our conversation returns to our 

days at St. Mary's and she tells the latest news about 
several of our classmates whom we have not seen. 

A letter from Vivian Goblet who will always be 
"Gabe" to us, leaves no doubt in our minds that Mr. 
and Mrs. "Mike" Wright and the little Mikees have 
enjoyed their recent purchase of a new super Ford to 
its fullest extent. 

We, also, learn via the mail line, that "Jo" Nicodemus 
has returned to the fold. For she is teaching Home 
Economics at S.M.S., but she always manages to find 
time to accompany her girls to the U.S.O. on Saturday- 

Still, one former Sem-Fem is unaccounted for — at 
this moment our hostess turns on the radio and our 
train of thought is interrupted by a pleasingly resonant 
voice, a voice we've heard many times before, that of 
"Peg" Fowler, now an eminent psychologist and sociolo- 
gist. Knowing Peg, she must have a new slant on the 

A brief glance 20 years hence has revealed to us so' 
convincingly a fact that no one has ever been able to 
nullify- — the graduates of St. Mary's Female Seminary- 
have, in accordance with the aspirations of their Alma 
Mater, led beneficial, and enjoyable lives, enriched so 
much more by this common link, binding together the 
lives of each of the graduates of 1948. 


Senior Superlatives 

Most Popular Mary Jane Shepard 

Prettiest Patricia Anthony- 
Best Personality Mary Jane Shepard 

Most Likely to Succeed Joann Boner 

Best Sense of Humor Mary Jane Shepard 

Most Diplomatic Joann Boner 

Most Studious Gloria Cawood 

Best Dressed Ann Smith 

Best Dancer Betty Baldwin 

Most Vivacious Vivian Gabler 

Most Glamorous Betty Critzer 

Most Typical Sem-Fem Mary Jane Shepard 

Most Athletic Patricia Anthony 

Contributed Most to School Joann Boner 

Best Posture Joann Boner 

Most Loquacious Betty Baldwin 

Quietest Doris Thompson 

Best Actress Betty Baldwin 

Best Figure Patricia Anthony- 
Most Industrious Barbara Ann Ross 

Most Musical Mary B. Wessells 

Most Creative Betty Critzer 

Most Mischievous Vivian Gabler 

Best Groomed Hair Mary B. Wessells 

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'S-E-N-I-O-R-S, that spells Seniors, 
And we're the Seniors! 
S-E-N-I-O-R-S, the Senior Class of '48, 
We're the girls with the looks, 
We don't have to look at books; 
So, Seniors, we rate!" 


"Mischief, youth, and pep personified!" 

Glee Club 3-4; Samadra 3; Samadra Pres. 4; Dra- 
matics 4; May Day 3; Home Ec. Club 3; Home Ec. 
Club Treas. 4; Cheerleader 4. 

Short and sweet — a big fat Greek from the "auld 
countree" — and then there's history — a 250 pound mon- 
ster is her type — pineapple pie and coffee — and finally 
an "Oscar" for Andy. 


"As honey attracts bees, so she attracts friends." 
Council 3; A.A. Secy. 4; Glee Club 3-4; Samadra 4; 

Signal News staff 3; Dramatics 3-4; Home Ec. Club 3; 

May Court 3; May Queen 4; Aquacade 3; Varsity 

hockey 3; Varsity basketball 3-4; Varsity volleyball 3-4. 
Eastern Shore beauty — Allan — star of the basketball 

court — "Mercy!" — beautiful smile and shining hair. 


"You come late, yet you come!" 
Student Council Vice- Pres. 4; Court 3; Orientation 
Committee 3-4; A.A. Board 2-4; Glee Club 1-2; Sa- 
madra 1-2-4; Samadra Secy. 3; Signal News staff 
1-2-3-4; French Club 1-2-3-4; French Club Pres. 3; 
Dramatics 1-2-3-4; May Day 1-2-3-4; Apple Blossom 
Princess 4; Varsity swimming 1; Aquacade 3; Tennis 
doubles champion 3; Badminton doubles champion 3-4; 
Varsity hockey 4; Blazer Girl. 

Delaware and dramatics — numerous broken resolutions 
for being on time — current interest, French! — lively and 
loquacious — nimble feet. 


"She always laughs when others see no joke!" 
Dramatics 4; May D 2; Home Ec. Club 2-3; Varsity 
softball 2-3; Varsity hockey 2-3-4; Varsity basketball 4. 
Local color — all round sport — perpetual laughter in 
biology lab — men — could there be an interest in Cath- 
olic U.? — curly hair and dancing eyes. 


"What a thing her friendship is, world without end." 

Council 1-2; Student Council Secy. 3; Student Coun- 
cil Pres. 4; Court 3; Orientation Committee 3-4; A.A. 
Board 3; Samadra 3-4; Signal News staff 2; Spanish 
Club 1-2; Dramatics 1-2-3-4; May Day 3-4; Varsity 
swimming 1 ; Varsity boating 1 ; Varsity volleyball 2 
Varsity softball 2-3; Aquacade 3; Varsity hockey 3-4; 

Varsity basketball 4; Blazer Girl. 

A real queen in our midst — excellent and able presi- 
dent — to see her is to like her — ability plus in sports, 
studies, and dramatics — good looks and clothes — in a 
class of her own — this lady spells success. 


"Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius." 
Social Relations Committee 3 ; Social Calendar Com- 
mittee 4; Signal News staff 4; Varsity softball 2; Blazer 

Clothes and high heels her pride and joy — five year 
Sem-Fem — Jack — a flair for writing — excellent student 
— high ambitions. 


Why aren't they all 


"Happy am I, from care I'm fre, 

contented like me? 

Court 4; Orientation Committee 4; A.A. Board 3; 
A.A. Treas. 4; Artist-Lecture Committee 4; Samadra 3; 
Samadra Vice-Pres. 4; Signal News staff 3-4; French 
Club 1; Dramatics 3-4; May Day 2; Varsity boating 1; 
Varsity volleyball 2 ; Varsity hockey 4. 

"Telephone for Critzer!" — artistic hands — pretty 
smile and devilish eyes — pennants galore — summer and 
Camp Pine Grove. 


"Good nature is a sign of a large and generous soul." 
Party Planning Committee 4; Samadra 3-4; Dra- 
matics 3-4; Home Ec. Club Treas. 3; Home Ec. Club 
Pres. 4; Varsity basketball 3-4. 

"Sisilton" — blonde hair and blue eyes — Miss Non- 
chalance — full of fun and fancy free — talent for re- 


"Perfect simplicity is unconsciously bold." 
Assembly Committee 3; Glee Club 3-4; Samadra 4; 
Dramatics 3-4; May Day 4. 

Tall and slender — long brown hair — U.S.O. gal — Bill 
— lovely legs — quiet manner. 


"Or light or dark, or short or tall, 
She sets a spring to snare them all." 
Council 4; Orientation Committee Chairman 4; As- 
sembly Committee Chairman 4 ; Class Vice-Pres. 4 : 
Samadra 3-4; May Court 4. 

Jack Bilyeu, Ralph, Don — smiling eyes — winning 
ways — Western Maryland — infectious laugh. 


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"A good laugh is sunshine in any house.'' 
A.A. Board 4: King's Daughters Committee 3; Glee 

Club 3-4; Samadra 3-4; Dramatics 3-4: May Day 3-4; 

Aquacade 3: Varsity hockey 4. 

Mike — wedding bells in June — dogs — a laugh that's 

never forgotten — "loving" nature, particularly since 

Easter — "To Each His Own" — grand girl. 


"My only books were women's looks, and folly's all 

they taught me." 
Dramatics 4. 

Tall tales — "General" King — a slight touch of ergo- 
phobia — mathematical talent? — ever readv to help out 
— Cassanova — rapid rebel — P. S. a good guv. 


"She looks quiet, but look again!" 

Council 3; A.A. Board 3-4: Class Treas. 4; French 
Club 3: May Day 3-4; Tennis singles and doubles 
champion 3 : Badminton singles and doubles champion 

Lampshades — "Gorey" — and J.H.U. — foxy — powerful 
forehand drive for such a little girl — has a knack for 


"Her step is firm and elastic, and dark eyes full of fire." 
King's Daughters Committee 4; Class Treas. 3; Signal 
News staff 3-4; May Day 3-4; Home Ec. Club 3; Com- 
mercial Club 3; Commercial Club Pres. 4. 

George, George, and George (confusing) — "You 
know what I mean?" — Commercial Day — L.S.M.F.T. — 
gardenias 'mmm — perfume fiend. 


"A mind that thinks and hands that work." 
Court 4: Bulletin Board Committee 3; Social Rela- 
tions Committee 3 : King's Daughters Committee Chair- 
man 4; Glee Club 3-4; May Day 4: Home Ec. Club 3; 
Home Ec. Club Vice-Pres. 4. 

Dark eyes and rosy cheeks — a lucky girl who can 
make her own clothes — another belle of the L T .S.O. — 
Oriental features make a striking effect — charming 


"Why take life so seriously, we never get out of it aluc." 

Glee Club 3-4; Home Ec. Club 3-4. 

Navy gal — "You don't know, do vou?" — flashing 
smile — K.M.B.O.L. — a special interest in North Carolina 
(could its name be Bill?) — sun worshipper. 


"A winning way. a pleasant smile." 
A.A. Board 3-4; Bulletin Board Committee 2-4; 
King's Daughters Committee 3; Samadra 2: Signal 
News staff 4; French Club 2-3; French Club Pres': 4; 
Dramatics 2-3-4; May Day 2-3-4: Home Ec. Club 2: 
Varsity hockey 4; Varsity basketball 4. 

Great sports enthusiast — petite and pretty — science 
whiz — those big blue eyes — Skip — her crowning glory is 
her hair — "Deep Purple" — vivacious and mischievous. 


"What is living without loving?" 

A.A. Secy. 3; A.A. Pres. 4; Party Planning Commit- 
tee 3; Assemblv Committee 4: Class Secy. 3; Glee Club 
1 -2 : Signal News staff 3-4 ; Spanish Club 1 ; May Day 1 ; 
Home Ec. Club 1-2: Commercial Club 1-2: Commercial 
Club Vice-Pres. 3; Varsity hockey 4. 

Suits, sneezes, smoker — Miss Gill's right hand gal — 
"Stardust" — loquacious (might this sometimes cause a 
blush, Babs?) — never a dull moment with "Babbling 


"A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance!" 

Council 3-4; A.A. Board 3; A.A. Vice-Pres. 4; Party 
Planning Committee 3; Class Vice-Pres. 3; Samadra 
3-4; Dramatics 3-4; Home Ec. Club Secy. 3: Home Ec. 
Club 4; Varsity hockey 4. 

"Aw, Miss Rotha!" — J.H.U. and Ross — always has 
a happy face and smiling eyes — 21!!! — Smoe — a friend 
to all. 


"She mixes reason with pleasure and wisdom 

with mirth." 

Class Pres. 4; Samadra 3-4. 

"Quite fortunate" resident of Southern Maryland — 
goes in for sun tans in a big way — has made many a 
conquest at S.M.S. — sophistication — ideal companion 
for a garden tour. 

"Sober, steadfast, demure." 

Social Relations Committee Chairman 4; Glee Club 
3-4; Signal News staff 4; Home Ec. Club 3-4; Commer- 
cial Club 3 ; Commercial Club Secy. 4. 

Southern Maryland drawl — beautiful brown eyes — 
always willing to help — bound for the business world — 
patience is a virtue. 


"I care not what happens so long as it doesn't happen 

to me!" 

Assembly Committee 3; Samadra 3; May Day 4; 
Home Ec. Club 3-4; Varsity basketball 4. 

The Florida beach her heart's delight — a whiz at math 
— outdoor girl with a love of sports — "Too Fat Polka" 
— short hair and the "new look." 
"// words were dollars, 'what a millionaire she'd be." 

Social Relations Committee 3: Class Secy. 4; French 
Club Secv. 4; Dramatics 4: May Day 3. 

Spaniels, sunshine, summer — letters from that man at 
Harvard — smart looking clothes — "Whiffenpoof Song" 
— tremendous vocabulary for such a small person. 

"It's a great life if you don't weaken; more fun 
if you do!" 

Artist-Lecture Committee 4; Glee Club 3-4; Samadra 
4 : Dramatics 3-4 ; May Court 4 ; Varsity hockey 4 : 
Cheerleader 4. 

A Baltimore beauty in our midst — Fred — great inter- 
est and ability in science — has a smile for all — Lehigh — 
musin, men, mirth. 



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Today the daisy chain by the pool is formed in an- 
other number — the year 1948. It seems impossible to 
believe that these two years have passed so rapidly or 
that we could ever have been the shy, homesick, and 
just a bit frightened Freshmen in the fall of '46. 

Time went on, and with the invaluable aid of our 
class sponsor, Miss Woolridge, the capable leadership 
of our president, Laura Jo Muessen, we undertook the 
baffling tasks of assemblies, King's Daughters, and other 
class projects without too many qualms. We worked 
together in harmony, with our classmates and as part 
of the student body, although that term cannot be liter- 
ally applied to singing; as Miss Woolridge can well 
testify from the experience of teaching us Negro Spir- 
ituals for a certain King's Daughters program. 

This class, although not always victorious, assumed 
an avid interest in sports and was proud of its mem- 
ber, Mary T. Naylor, who belonged to the Varsity. 

As the months sped by we became accustomed to 
life at S.M.S. — the rush to the mail line — the (ahem!) 
numerous bids from C.H.M.A. and, of course, the first 
slip! Two of our classmates were Council members and 
did a fine job of presenting a standard example for their 
fellow students. 

Spring made her "debut" before we realized that it 
was time for the Dogwood to bloom and the first symp- 
toms of Spring fever to appear. We poured the exu- 
berance of new energy into our "Talent Show" and 
later the class heartily applauded their representatives, 
Shirley Bowen and Patricia Coogan, in the Speech Arts 
contest. Their efforts were not rewarded with the prize, 
but the entire student body seemed to appreciate the 

Never to be overlooked was the excitement of Mav 
Dav — the costumes, gowns, and for the Freshmen Class, 
a May Princess. This honor was bestowed upon Pa- 
tricia Coogan. who was very attractive in her blue gown. 

During the last few weeks of school it was, as it 
always is, hustle-bustle — the Senior-Sophomore picnic 
sponsored by the Juniors and Freshmen — the rush of 
the last issue of the Signal News — A.A. Banquet — Play 
Dav — not to mention Exams! 

This whirl all came to a breathless halt on June 9, 
and after bidding good-bye to our friends — those who 
would be coming back and those who would not, we 
departed for a well-earned vacation. 

Ninety days seemed to be a lifetime on June 9, but 
when enrollment day came around, we had to take a 
second look at our sunburns to be sure that we had 
been home at all. 

The majority of the class returned to S.M.S. and were 
welcomed warmly by our beloved School Mother, Miss 

We rapidly began to digest new names and to get 

acquainted with the girls matching those names. 

The total number of our class was 15 and with Miss 
Stickney as our class adviser and Shirley Bowen as our 
efficient president, we continued in our pursuit of the 

We once more exhibited team work in our first King's 
Daughters program — an oral reading and pantomime 
of selections from The Child's Garden Of Verses, by 
Robert Louis Stevenson. Later we scored two more 
successes — an amateur program for assembly (remem- 
ber that hilarious skit?) and a religious one-act play for 
King's Daughters. 

Talent was lavishly distributed in our class — Polly 
Parlett's lovely voice, and teaming with her, Mary T. 
Naylor — Shirley Bowcn's dramatic ability — Bertha 
Stone's nimble fingers at the piano — Elaine Symons and 
her accordion — Dolores Parks artistic creations — and 
Laura Jo Muesscn's dancing ability. 

In the field of sports we had Mary T. Naylor and 
Elaine Symons representing us in the Varsity. The class 
teams were also formed and the games played with a 
great deal of enthusiasm. 

In addition to our other achievements we were very 
proud to acclaim Freya Sattelmaicr and Shirley Bowen 
who won scholarship awards to Goucher and Lynchburg 

The Speech Arts Contest of 1948 was in the form 
of competitive deliverance of short stories. As our rep- 
resentatives we chose Patricia Coogan and Freya Sat- 

Then the faint buzz-buzz of May Day reached a 
crescendo, and became the main topic of conversation — 
weather, dates, and the opportunity to walk through 
the Garden of Remembrance during intermission! 

Among the princesses leading the Grand March were 
our two lovely representatives, Marlyn Sirkis and 
Bertha Stone. 

And so the year comes to an end — the end of girlish 
laughter — cat and coke sessions — pajamas before the 
twenty of — trips to the gas station — and the excitement 
of long week-ends. 

We owe a debt of gratitude to you, our Alma Mater; 
for under your wings we have lived together in laugh- 
ter and tears; dreamed the dreams of youth; and per- 
haps you have made many of those dreams realities. It 
is customary for the graduating classes to extend a 
bouquet of good wishes to the undergraduates with the 
hope that, they too, will have a good year. Last year, 
as Freshmen, we received one from the fine girls we 
all remember so well as the Sophomores of " '47." We 
have been happy at S.M.S., and now there isn't much 
time, so let us not establish a precedent, but carry on 
a tradition bv saying, "Au Revoir" and to the Sopho- 
mores of " '49" the vcrv best of luck. 



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We, the Sophomore Class of 1948, of St. Mary's 
Female Seminary, of the City of St. Mary's, county of 
St. Mary's, and State of Maryland, being of legal age 
and sound mind and memory, do make, publish, and 
declare this our LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, 
hereby revoking and annulling any and all wills made 
by us heretofore. 


To Miss Stickney we wish to extend our sincere ap- 
preciation for the guidance received during this past 


To the Freshman Class we will our positions as Sopho- 
mores in hopes that their year will be as complete and 
as successful as ours. 


I, Shirley Bowen, do hereby will and bequeath the 
presidency of the Sophomore Class to Olivene Taft, 
with hopes that her year will be full of luck and suc- 
cess. I would also like to leave my ability to sink while 
attempting the art of swimming to Mary Lou Pinder, 
along with my acting ability which I will to June 

I. Jarvis Claypoole, will my ability to say very little 
to Eleanor Palmer; my dramatic (?) ability to Jewel 
Meagher; and, last but not least, I leave Larry to Beth 
Proutt to use at her own discretion. 

I, Jeannine Collinson, do will to Carlotta Pardini, my 
ability to take exercises every night. Also, to Beth 
Proutt, I bequeath my slightly questionable Southern 

I, Patricia Coogan, otherwise known as Pat, do 
hereby will and bequeath my philosophy of a color 
scheme to Elizabeth Parlett, my ability to associate suc- 
cessfully with the opposite sex to Jean Morris, and my 
naivete to my little sis, Jean Burks. 

I, Elizabeth Dawson, otherwise known as "Bibo," in 
a moment of sound mind and body, do leave my midget 
stature to Mary Lou Pinder in order that she will not 
have to stoop when going through a doorway. To 
Olivene Taft, I also will my ability to handle those 
members of the opposite sex known as "men." 

I, Laura Joe Muessen, being of reasonably unsound 
mind and body, do will and bequeath my slips to Ger- 
trude Horsmon, Mary Lou Pinder, and Grace Thada in 
order to save unnecessary wear and tear on the Council. 
My little ink marks in chemistry go to Betty Resh and 
my deep and everlasting love for McDonough to Yolan- 
da Kaiser. 

I, Joanne Munson, bequeath my multi-men troubles 
to Amie Southall. I also leave to my roommate, Jean 
Morris, my ability to eat potted ham with sincere hopes 
that she is more successful than I. 

I, Mary Taylor, do hereby leave and bequeath my 
naturally blond hair to Amie Southall to be used in 
harmony with her blue eyes. I, also, most joyously leave 
my remarkable ability to comprehend French to Norma 
Lou Brewster. My love for the Mountains goes to Jean 
Morris, by whom it will be gratefully received, I'm sure. 

I, Dolores Parks, do will and bequeath my marvelously 
controlled temper in the typing room to Barbara Gray. 
My figure I would like to leave to Catherine Dallam, 
otherwise known as Kitty, to be used when needed. 

I, Lucy Ann Parlett, do will to Gra e Thada my sing- 
ing voice in order that BILLY THE KID might be sung 
in a cultured manner. 

I, Geraldine Rickert, do hereby will and bequeath all 
my blue ribbons awarded for staying out of mischief to 
June Weiner and also to Olivene Taft I leave my ability 
to sing while walking up the hall. 

I, Freya Sattelmaier, do leave to Amie Southall my 
position as treasurer in the Student Council, in hopes 
that she will not have such a warm day as I had, to ex- 
tract $5.00 from every unwilling Sem-fem. I also leave 
my naturally curly hair to Carlotta Pardini. 

I, Marlyn Sirkis, do will and bequeath my grand times 
at Charlotte Hall to any of the future Sophomores who 
are fortunate enough to have them. To Betty Chandler, 
my ex-roommate, I will my ability to keep my men in 
alphabetical order. 

I, Bertha Stone, being of reasonably sound mind and 
memory, do will my position as maestro to Alice Thomp- 
son. May she have a long and lasting friendship with 

I, Elaine Symons, do will to Carolyn Jackson a certain 
bashful boy from C. H. M. A. and to my roommate, 
Norma Lou Brewster, I will my ability to get into 
trouble after lights-out. 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF we have hereunto set our 
hands to this our LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT at 
St. Mary's Female Seminary, St. Mary's City, Maryland, 
this fifth day of June, A. D. 1948. 

The foregoing instrument was signed by the said 
Sophomores in our presence and by them published and 
declared as and for their LAST WILL AND TESTA- 
MENT, and at their request and in their presence, and 
in the presence of each other, we hereunto subscribe our 
names as attesting witnesses at St. Mary's Female Semi- 
nary, St. Mary's City, Maryland, this fifth day of Tune, 
A. D. 1948. 


of the pond in the Garden of Remembrance 

of Cactus Junction. 


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Sophomore j roijh 



It is late in the spring. The year is 1963 and I, Laura 
Jo Muessen, am having a few days of vacation. I slip 
into the seat of my helicopter and push the various con- 
fusing buttons which must carry me into the air. 

I have a 4:00 o'clock date for tea with Jcannine Col- 
linson. As per usual I arrive at her home at exactly 
3 : 59, and receive a hearty greeting from her six sons, all 
named Norman. Jcannine is very busy keeping house 
for her little family. 

After an hour or so of talking over old times and old 
friends, I take my leave and continue on to Washington. 
I decide to drop in on Betty Dawson who is also a faith- 
ful wife and mother. She and Paul invite me to dinner. 
Remembering that Bettv and I took a home economics 
course together back at S.M.S., I am curious to see what 
it has done for her. The meal is delicious ( I must re- 
member to go out and compliment her cook). We chat 
a while, but I find my time limited, and I must depart. 

I decide to go on to Baltimore tonight. Perhaps. I 
can prevail upon Jarvis Claypoole to let me stay with 
her in her apartment. She and Edward have finally set 
the date for July 5, and after their honeymoon in New- 
England, they will live at the far end of Massachusetts 
Avenue in Washington. 

At breakfast I run into Jerry Rickeri and Marlyn 
Sirkis. Jerry is now Head Supervisor of Union Memorial 
Hospital in Baltimore. Rumor has it that a certain 
young intern named Karl is showing more than a pro- 
fessional interest in her. 

Meanwhile, matrimony has lost out to an atom, for 
Marlyn has given up all thought of marriage. She tells 
me that she is spending all of her time on her latest 
experiment — trying to split a split atom. Hm ... A cy- 
clotron is her wedding ring. 

They tell me that Freya Sattlemaier, who is now the 
most famous female physician in the world, has discov- 
ered a single cure for any and all diseases. 

If I am to get to Oakland in time to pick up Mary T . 
Naylor, I must hurry. I have promised to take her to 
New York with me. She wants to see about entering her 
son. Bob, Jr., on the waiting list for West Point. 

Once in New York. I land Jaspar at La Guardia Air 
Field, put on my neon thumb, and hitch hike about the 

My first stop is the Met, where I find Lucy Ann,' 
Parlett, singing brilliantly one opera after another from 
"Carmen" to "II Trovatore." Her business manager. 
Kenneth Read, seems to be taking care of her publicity 
almost as well as he is managing her personal affairs. 

Shirley Ha;, in, who recently changed her name to 

Barrymore for reasons well known to us all, has estab- 
lished her own theater in Times Square. She is produc- 
ing several Shakespearean plays, and as I enter she looks 
up at me absentmindedly, and I hear her mutter some- 
thing about, "Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomor- 
row — ." Being a very sentimental soul, I am forced to 
withdraw from the premises, but not without first bid- 
ding a fond farewell to Shirley and Macbeth. 

I recall something that was said about Bertha Stone 
making the news so I relinquish a few pennies to buy 
a newspaper. Sure enough! On the first page I see her 
picture with a long article telling about her graduation 
from a famous conservatory of music in Munich. She 
has been requested to play before many noble European 
families. After her concert tour abroad, she intends to 
return to the United States for a brief visit before con- 
tinuing her musical career. 

In the same paper I find a column on advice to the 
lovelorn written by none other than Joanne Munson. 
She is writing at her home with Ed in Texas and doing 
very well with six of her seven languages. She still has 
a little trouble writing letters in French. 

Flying low over Cumberland I catch a glimpse of 
Elaine Symons hanging out her Monday wash. I drop 
down to see her and comment on her snow-white laun- 
dry. She and Kyle are settled down to raising a fine 
family of two sets of twins. She sings them to sleep 
every night with the song she composed back at S.M.S. 
— "Give Me the Moon." 

Elaine shows me her new wardrobe designed by our 
classmate, Dolores Parks. Dolores is now the foremost 
fashion designer of the Western Hemisphere, but, we, 
the glorious Sophomores have a priority on all her crea- 

With a prolonged farewell, I leave Elaine to her wash- 
ing and continue southward. I have a few hours left be- 
fore I must return to work, so I stop in on Pat Coogan. 
Pat is the leading journalist of the day, and at present 
she is writing a volume of best sellers with the help of 
a certain Harry Mortenson. They deal with psychology, 
anthropology, romance, science, and architecture. Shhh! 
Stranger things have happened. Because she is so en- 
grossed in her work. I remain at her home for only a few 
minutes. Before I go. however, Pat who is the gay di- 
vorcee of the class shows me the pictures of her five hus- 
bands. She plans to write a book about them some day. 

And now. with my little volume of "Ogden Nash" 
tucked under my arm, I again climb behind Jaspar's 
joy stick and wend my merry way back to St. Mary's 
Co-ed College where I am head janitress of the girls' 



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"Eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow we may die." 

Dramatic Club 1, 2; Secretary of Freshman Class; 
President of Sophomore Class; Orientation Committee 
2 ; Student Council 2 ; Secretary of Court 2 ; Bulletin 
Board Committee 1 ; A.A. Board 2 ; Signal News 1 ; Home 
Ec Club I; Varsity (volleyball) 2. 

City gal — ready wit — wim, wigor, and witality in 
sports, dramatics, and scholastics — self dependent — hob- 
by: Martin — just the opposite of a southern drawl. 


''Oh! how I hate to get up in the morning." 

Dramatic Club 2; Signal News 2. 

She knows her paints — it's a wonderful life — blue eyes 
— appetite — always happy — full of ideas. 


"A perfect mother for future generations." 

King's Daughters Committee 1 ; French Club 1 ; Dra- 
matic Club 1,2; Glee Club 1,2; Home Ec Club 2; Com- 
mercial Club 2; Social Relations Committee 2; Varsity 
(volleyball) . 

Quiet — anxious to be helpful — pleasant personality — 
patient nature — the gal with the embarrassing moments 
— valuable marriage material (for Norman). 


"Sees the world at its best." 


May Princess 1; Signal News 1, 2; Glee Club 1. 2; 
Dramatic Club 2; Student Council 2; Orientation Com- 
mittee 2; Cheerleader 2. 

Early bird — bubbling laughter — studious when wear- 
ing glasses — optimistic — a true friend — sincere worker — 
where there is history there is Pat and Frank. 


"Love 'em and leave 'em." 

Glee Club 2 ; Party Planning Committee 2. 

Vivacious — convincing personality — that immaculate 
room (?) — alert ears in Sociology — dependable — loads 
of fun always. 


"Charlotte Hall is the root of all evil." 

Party Planning Committee 1 ; President of Freshman 
Class; A.A. Board 1; Dramatic Club 1, 2; Glee Club 
1, 2; Signal News 2. 

Plenty of pep — malicious twinkle — artist at heart — 
partner for Martha Grahm — leatherless shoes — horses. 


"True love never runs smooth." 

Party Planning Committee 2 ; Glee Club 2 ; Home 
Ec 2. 

Men problems — the silent type (?) — born with scis- 
sors in her hand — blondy — likes the Texas climate 
(HMMM) — conscientious student. 


"Take me back to Oakland — and Bob!" 

French Club 1 ; A.A. Board 2; Secretary of Sophomore 
Class; Glee Club 1, 2; Varsity (basketball) 1, 2; Stu- 
dent Council 2 : King's Daughters Committee 2. 

Rowdy dow! — born athlete — dangerous when in 
chem. lab- —reds — natural contortionist — fun to be with 
— competition for Lily Pons. 


"Serious outlook on life cleverly hidden with a 
gay personality." 

Party Planning Committee 1 ; Signal News 1 ; Dra- 
matic Club 1,2; Glee Club 1, 2; Commercial Club 1, 2. 

Marvelous sense of humor — merry disposition — co- 
operative — goldy locks — realistic — Manana ! 


"One can conquer anything calmly." 

Glee Club 2. 

Treasures friendship — remarkable voice — quiet, but 
aware — orbit of her world is Ken — sweet — generous. 


"Sophomores' dare-devil." 

French Club 1; Treasurer of Freshman class; Treas- 
urer of Sophomore class; Dramatic Club 1, 2; Social 
Calendar Committee 1 ; Commercial Club 2; Orienta- 
tion Committee 2; A.A. Board 2; Varsity (volleyball) 2. 

Mischievous laughter — dangerous grin — excellent stu- 
dent in athletics and scholastics — friend to all — inde- 
pendent nature — endless ambition — "Karl." 


"The path to progress is via knowledge." 

Party Planning Committee 2; Social Calendar Com- 
mittee 2; Dramatic Club 1,2; Signal News 2; French 
Club 1, 2; Commercial Club 2; Student Council 1, 2: 
Treasurer Student Council 2 ; Orientation Committee 2. 

Statistics — excellent in scholastics — book worm — life 
with mother — efficient — future doctor. 


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"1 m Cumberland born and bred, and on 
Cumberland corn I'm fed." 

Home Ec Club 2 : Commercial Club 2 : Dramatic Club 
2; Varsity (basketball) 2. 

Gift to the world of accordians — wonderful personal- 
ity — fighting spirit (when with Kyle) — among the best 
in athletics— that good ole' accent — always has a good 


"A ot failure but low aim is crime" 

Assembly Committee 1,2; Dramatic Club 1 ; French 
Club 1 ; Glee Club 1 ; Signal News 1,2: Student Council 

1 ; Cheerleader 2 : May Princess 2 ; Vice-president of 
Sophomore class. 

Liked by all (including C.H.M.A.) — contagious wit — 
appreciates the fine arts — scientist at work — profession: 
Dr. Joseph Shuman — enthusiastic — when French is there 
Marlyn isn't. 



"The world without music appears as a voiceless person." 

Dramatic Club 2; Glee Club 2; Artist and Lecture 
Committee 2; French Club 2; May Princess 2. 

That evermoving foot — lends to the beauty of music 
— good looking — interested — Ah, German's the language 
— men aren't worth it. 


Ooywi om ore ^uperla lives 

Most Popular Mary T. Naylor 

Prettiest Bertha Stone 

Best Personality Shirley Bowen 

Most Likely to Succeed Freya Sattelmaier 

Best Sense of Humor Shirley Bowen 

Most Diplomatic Shirley Bowen 

Most Studious Freya Sattelmaier 

Best Dressed Freya Sattelmaier 

Best Dancer Laura Jo Muessen 

Most Vivacious Patricia Coogan 

Most Glamorous Marlyn Sirkis 

Most Typical Sem-Fem Geraldine Rickert 

Most Athletic Mary T. Naylor 

Contributed Most to School Shirley Bowen 

Best Posture Bertha Stone 

Most Loquacious Jarvis Claypoole 

Quietest Betty Joanne Munson 

Best Actress Shirley Bowen 

Brst Figure Marlyn Sirkis 

Most Industrious Shirley Bowen 

Most Musical Bertha Stone 

Most Creative Laura Jo Muessen 

Most Mischievous Geraldine Rickert 

Best Groomed Hair Patricia Coogan 


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The spirits of the Sem-Fems were only slightly daunted by the gray sky that 
hovered over the Seminary, May 1. But each cloud had a silver lining in the form 
of a visiting parent, friend, or a long awaited date. 

The beautiful and impressive traditional ceremony at St. Mary's is one of the 
most important on the year's calendar. The annual pageant which is sponsored 
by the Athletic Association was directed this year by Miss Plante, physical education 
instructor, and Betty Baldwin, student assistant. 

Amid a Maryland Colonial setting, the heralds announced the coming of the 
May Queen and her Court. The first lady of the Court to enter was the Maid of 
honor and St. Mary's Representative to the Apple Blossom Festival, Betty Baldwin, 
ivearing a pink dotted swiss; following was Jean Dixon, Miss Maryland of 1947, 
wealing a gown of yellow taffeta. Next followed the class princesses — Virginia 
Borgman. Marlyn Sirkis, Olivene Taft. Margaret Fowler, Bertha Stone, Mary B. 
Wessells, who looked very charming in their pastel dresses. Preceded by crown 
bearer, Warren Jones, and flower girls, Katherine Wood and Sally Fahnestock, the 
Queen, Patricia Anthony, who was one of St. Mary's most beautiful, entered amid 
the applause and admiration of all. She was gowned in white nylon net and 
carried a beautiful bouquet of pink roses and spring flowers. In keeping with St. 
Mary's tradition, our President, Miss M. Adele France, crowned Patricia, Queen 
of the May, and placed in her hand the scepter. 

Part II of the festivities was a pageant given in honor of our Queen. An 
exciting Fox Hunt was the theme for the afternoon and the gymnasium, which had 
been appropriately decorated, made a beautiful and realistic setting for the story 
which included four scenes — Before the Hunt, The Hunt, The Kill, The Ball. 

The Queen and her Court were royally entertained by one of the most impres- 
sive May Day Fetes St. Mary's has seen for several years. The Principals in the 
story which was artistically portrayed through interpretative dancing were — Jester, 
Laura Jo Muessen; Fox, Elaine Leach; Master, Barbara Gray; Master's Ladv, 
Leigh Ribblc; Whipper, Mary Beth Early; Ladies — Rachel Early, Vivian Gabler, 
Minnetta Lowery; Gentlemen — Dorothy Throckmorton, Joy Dench, Lucy Anne 
Parlett. Other members of the dance group included — Hounds, Joann Boner, 
Patricia Coogan, Virginia Burnside, Patricia Hay ward; Butler, Norma Lee Manson; 
May pole Dancers, Martha Prince, Anne Denis, Freya Sattelmaier, Josephine Xico- 
demus, Jean Enfield, Mary T. .Xaylor, Anne Smith, Mary Beth Early. The music 
for the festival was played by Sally Turner and Betty Anne Smith, and the very 
striking costumes which added to the realism and beauty of the Festival were de- 
signed and made by Miss Plante and Jean Enfield. 

Alter the recessional, a tea for the Queen and her Court, the guest, faculty, 
and students ;< as held in the Home Economics Cottage. 



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The well-planned May Prom, sponsored by the Stu- 
dent Council, was held on May 1, 1948. The gym- 
nasium colorfully decorated in green rrepe paper, played 
host to approximately seventy couples. The artistic tal- 
ents of some of the students was displayed in the beau- 
tiful paintings of a Maryland Fox Hunt, the theme of 
the day, which decorated the walls of the gym. 

In a few years from now, you may remember the 
Prom, but in case you didn't see some of your friends 
at the May formal and are curious to know what they 
wore and with whom they went, perhaps this will be 
something to paste in your scrap book. 

Carlotta Pardini, escort Ray Baldwin . . . lavender taf- 
feta . . . camelias; Bette Ward, escort Jack Prince . . . 
striped cotton pique . . . gardenias; Joan Lee, escort 
Bud VVhitehurst . . . white dotted swiss . . . orchid; Pat 
Coogan, escort Frank Raley . . . lavender organdy . . . 
gardenias and roses; Carolyn Jackson, escort William 
Dial Perry . . . black and blue nylon . . . orchid; Laura 
Jo Muessen, escort Jack Blalock . . . pink nylon; Freya 
Sattlcmaier, escort Jimmy Cox . . . fuschia taffeta . . . 
gardenias; Lucy Ann Parlett, escort Kenneth Reed . . . 
white moire taffeta; Jean Burks, escort Paul Barker . . . 
white pique: Mary Lou Pinder, escort Edgar Wood- 
burn . . . plaid taffeta; Jarvis Claypool, escort Edward 
Davis . . . orchid taffeta . . . yellow roses; Dolores Parks, 
escort Jimmy Carter . . . blue satin; Yolanda Kaiser, es- 
cort Ed Wienifield . . . brown and white seersucker . . . 
red roses; Alice Thompson, escort Tom Bennington . . . 
white organdy; Jewel Meagher, escort Lou La Borwit 
. . . white pique; Eleanor Palmer, escort John Paterson 
Hull . . . black moire . . . spring bouquet; Kitty Dallam, 
escort Bill Boger . . . plaid pique . . . orchid; Beth Proutt, 
escort Larry Godey . . . aqua taffeta and net . . . red 
roses; Betsy Briscoe, escort Dick Horsmon . . . blue and 
white print . . . pink sweet peas; Barbara Gray, escort 
Glenn M. Hall . . . pink marquisette . . . white sweet 
peas; Jerry Rickert, escort Dick Hozapfell . . . white 
marquisette . . . spring corsage; Jean Morris, escort 
Garland Marshall . . . yellow marquisette; Joann Mun- 
son, escort Gene Dusenberry . . . white seersucker . . . 
gardenias and red roses; Mary T. Naylor, escort How- 
ard Lee Clow . . . pink taffeta . . . gardenias; Olivene 
Taft, escort Francis Mattingly . . . shell organdy . . . 
Talisman roses: Pat Anthony, escort Dan Baldwin . . . 
white net-nylon fabric . .' . red roses; Trish Hay ward, 
escort Jack O'Donnoghue . . . white pique . . . orchid ; 

Tomi Thomas, escort Carter Claggett . . . aqua top, 
print bottom . . . gardenias; Dot Throckmorton, escort 
John Dowling . . . plaid taffeta; Jane Pitchford, escort 
Bill Taylor . . . white faille . . . red roses; Beth Early, 
escort Edward Truitt . . . blue organdy . . . yellow roses; 
Jean Dixon, escort Turner Dawson . . . yellow dotted 
swiss . . . orchid; Ginger Borgman, escort Bill Piper . . . 
blue lace-net . . . roses and gardenias; Jo Anne Rose, es- 
cort Bob Kelly . . . blue and white pique . . . gardenias; 
Mary Jane Shepard, escort Ross Macauley . . . yellow 
marquisette . . . orchid; Minnetta Lowery, escort Fred 
Groom . . . green taffeta . . . gardenias; Joy Dench, es- 
cort Eugene Stevens . . . green and white organdy . . . 
gardenias; Peg Fowler, escort Carl Bilyou . . . orchid 
marquisette . . . gardenias clustered with roses; Jean En- 
field, escort James Darragh . . . aqua and black cotton; 
Betty Baldwin, escort Bill Halliday . . . pink dotted swiss 
. . . gardenias; Betsy Hartshorn, escort Alan Wakefield 
. . . pink taffeta . . . white rosebuds; Ginny Burnside, es- 
cort Don Malkie . . . green moire taffeta . . . orchid; 
Babs Ross, escort Jimmy Sheats . . . blue crepe ; Cecilia 
Ridgell, escort Robert Morris . . . blue taffeta . . . gar- 
denias; Mary B. Wessels. escort Fred Small . . . aqua 
taffeta; Ann Smith, escort Eddie Crouch . . . white or- 
gandy . . . red roses; Elaine Leach, escort Warren Gore 
. . . cotton print . . . white gladioli; Leigh Ribble, escort 
Dan Wilson . . . blue taffeta ; Betty Ann Smith, escort 
Irving Rayfield . . . aqua cotton . . . red roses; Jo Boner, 
escort Frank King . . . blue ballerina . . . white orchid; 
Sally Turner, escort Paul Pupitch . . . white jersey, gold 
sequins; Betty Chandler, escort Bill Messerole . . . pink 
taffeta . . . orchid ; June Weiner, escort Bill Hastings 
. . . black and brown velvet and marquisette . . . roses; 
Betty Resh, escort Willard Milstead . . . aqua taffeta; 
Bettv Dawson, escort Paul Duhamel . . . blue taffeta . . . 
orchid; Frances Frazer, escort Richard Lannon . . . 
black taffeta; Gloria Cawood, escort Jack Lancaster . . . 
white net, fuschia feathers . . . roses; Pat Mahone, es- 
cort Duane Broecker . . . yellow strapless . . . roses; Betty 
Crough, escort Henrv Kosek . . . black organdy . . . gar- 
denias; Gertrude Horsmon, escort Leo Elliott . . . blue 
organdy . . . red and white carnations; Rachael Early, 
escort Tames Perry . . . blue organdy . . . gardenias ; 
Doris Thompson, escort Johnny Cecil . . . black mar- 
qu'sette; Marcie Prince, escort Skip Sterling . . . pink 
and grav cotton . . . gardenias; Marlyn Sirkis, escort 
Duke Windsor . . . yellow taffeta; Shirley Bowen, escort 
Hank Wallace . . . plaid taffeta. 



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"Play Day! What's That?" was the question heard on 
the campus the morning of June 3. By mid-afternoon 
the query no longer existed, for everyone knew about 
Play Day and had enjoyed it. This traditional day at St. 
Mary's is sponsored solely by the Athletic Association 
and is acclaimed to be one of the best events of the year. 
The afternoon which starts with a picnic lunch is served 
from the porch of the Home Ec. Cottage. After lunch 
the student body divides into four teams and competes 
for the highest score in archery, jumping, racing, boat 
racing, and the running of relays. It is always a close tie 
with the teams cheering their contestants on. 

That evening in the Seminary dining-room, the prize 
to the best team will be presented at the Athletic Ban- 
quet. This is one of the saddest times at St. Mary's be- 
cause it is then that the realization comes and you know 
you will soon be gone. At the A. A. Banquet the new 
President. Emily Manlove, will be administered her oath 
of office, the new Board Members sworn in and pre- 
sentation of awards made. An old tradition at St. 
Mary's, the wearing of a white dress, will be carried out 
again this year at the Banquet. For many nights you 
will be unable to sleep remembering the student body 
with linked arms singing "Auld Lang Sync." 

sfunc i^ecital 

The Graduation recital was presented in the Music 
Hall on the evening of June 4 by the students of voice, 
piano, and speech arts directed by Miss Olive Barnes 
and Miss Mildred Danforth. 

Particularly stirring was the piano duet of Rachmani- 
noff's Second Piano Concerto, presented by Sally Turner 
and Mary B. Wessclls. Deserving added praise were 
voice students, Mary T. Naylor, Joanne Rose, and Jean 
Dixon. Bertha Stone and Betty Anne Smith presented 
an excellent performance of the Piano Concerto in A 
Minor by Grieg; and our twins, Rachel and Beth Early, 
gave the Minuet in G and Moonlight Sonata — by Bee- 
thoven, respectively. 

There was an excellent variation of music — the se- 
lections ranging from Beethoven to Debussy. 

The program included: 

Turkish March, bv Mozart — Marie Andrews; The 
Dancing Doll, by Poldini — Patricia Anthony; The Song 
of India, by Rimskv-Korsakoff — lean Burks; London- 
derry Air, an Irish Folk Song — Virginia Burnsidc; Eve- 
ning Star, bv Wagner — Jeannine Collinson; Serenade, by 
Schubert — Joy Dench: My Heart at Thy Sweet Voice, 
by Saint-Saens — Jean Dixon ; Clair de Lune, by Debussy 
— Patricia Hayward; Flower Song, by Lange — Gertrude 

Horsmon; Scarf Dance, by Chaminade — Carolyn Jack- 
son: Skater's Waltz, by Waldterefel — Peggy Knott; The 
Nightingale and the Cuckoo, by Thompson — Patricia 
Mahone; Liebestraum, by Liszt — Norma Lee Mason; 
Minuet from Don Juan, by Mozart — Emily Jean Mor- 
ris; / Love Thee, by Grieg — Mary T. Naylor; Love's a 
Merchant, by Carew — Mary T. Naylor; Viennese Mel- 
ody — Eleanor Palmer; Tales of a Vienna Wood, by 
Straus — Lucy Anne Parlett; Starlight Waltz, by Brain- 
ard — Beth Proutt; The Swan, by Saint-Saens — Joanne 
Rose; Lullaby, by Godard — Joanne Rose; Ballade, by 
Burgmillcr — Marlyn Sirkis; Simple Aveu, by Thomi — 
Elaine Symons; Distant Bells, by Streabbog — Amie 
Southall; Cradle Song, by Brahms — Alice Thompson; 
Prelude in C Minor, by Rachmaninoff — June Weiner. 

^Jhe ^traditional K^laii d~Jc 


Class Day, June 5, was a Saturday that the Juniors 
alone did not like to face. At six in the morning, they 
dragged themselves out of bed to wander to the fields to 
pick daisies. These the Freshmen later arranged into a 
" '48" in front of the pool in the "Garden of Remem- 

The graduating classes, each of them having its own 
activity a few hours apart, sang "The Belles of St. 
Mary's" with the lower classmen each had chosen to 
cap. While standing in a semi-circle around the pool, 
the Class History, Will, and Prophecy were read. Then 
each graduate placed her cap on the head of the lower 
classman whom she had chosen. 

The Sophomores, following the class tradition, planted 
a rose bush in the "Garden of Remembrance" and the 
Seniors a sprig of English ivy. In this manner another 
class day was recorded in the history of St. Mary's. 

(/baccalaureate — *ft 4:00 S^iindau, 


IS.ic calaureate Sunday, the semi-climax before gradua- 
tion, took place at 4:00 o'clock, June 5, 1948. The 
service began with the procession of the graduates sing- 
ing the traditional anthem, "St. Mary's Daughters." The 
Invocation and Lord's Prayer were given and guests 
and graduates were seated for a Glee Club selection. 
The guest speaker, a Methodist minister, was then intro- 
duced and delivered the baccalaureate sermon. When 
the address drew to a close, the Glee Club again sang a 
very appropriate selection. As the graduates left the 
Music Hall, a feeling of pride took precedence — for, 
another class from St. Mary's Female Seminary-Junior 
College was soon to be graduated. 



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The 104th annual Commencement was held in the 
Music Auditorium Monday morning, June 7, at 10 A.M. 
Graduates in their black or grey marched in to the music 
of Elgar's well-known Pomp and Circumstance played 
by Sally Turner. The address was given by George L. 
Radcliff, former Maryland United States Senator. Fol- 
lowing the presentation of diplomas by Mr. R. Ames 
Hendrickson. President of the Board of Trustees, to 
twenty-one Seniors and sixteen Sophomores, prizes and 
honors were conferred by the President, Miss M. Adele 
France with Miss Louise Rotha, Acting President, as- 

The following received diplomas: SENIORS — Marie 
Andrews, College Park, Maryland : Patricia Anthony, 
Chestertown, Maryland; Betty Baldwin, Elks Mill, 
Maryland; Dorothy Baroniak, St. Mary's City, Mary- 
land; Joann Boner, Catonsville, Maryland; Gloria Ca- 
wood, St. Mary's City, Maryland; Betty Critzer, Balti- 
more, Maryland: Elizabeth Davis, Cecilton, Maryland; 
Joy Dench, Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey; Margaret Fowler, 
Dundalk, Maryland ; Vivian Gabler, Baltimore, Mary- 
land; William Francis King, Lconardtown, Maryland; 
Elaine Leach, Baltimore, Maryland: Minnetta Lowery, 
Towson, Maryland; Josephine Nicodemus, Walkerville, 
Maryland; Jane Pitchford. Westminster, Maryland: 
Barbara Ann Ross, Baltimore, Maryland; Mary Jane 
Shepard, Baltimore, Maryland: Anne Smith, Wal- 
dorf. Maryland; Doris Thompson. Maddox, Maryland. 
SOPHOMORES — Shirley Bowen, Arlington, Virginia; 
Jarvis Claypoole, Baltimore, Maryland; Jeannine Collin- 
son, Deale, Maryland ; Patricia Coogan, Pt. Lookout, 
Maryland; Elizabeth Dawson, Washington, D. C; Betsy 
Hartshorn. Kensington, Maryland; Laura Jo Muessen, 
Garden City, New York; Betty Joanne Munson. Hagers- 
town, Maryland; Dolores Parks, Lexington Park, Mary- 
land: Lucy Anne Parlett, Ellicott City, Maryland; Jeral- 
dine Rickert, Ferndale, Maryland: Freya Sattelmaier, 
Stevensville, Maryland; Marlyn Sirkis, Great Mills. 
Maryland; Bertha Stone, Accokeek, Maryland; Elaine 
Symons, Cumberland, Maryland. 

Selections were presented by the Glee Club and solo- 
ists. The Recessional was played by Betty Anne Smith. 


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The Glee Club is open to anyone who is interested in 
choral music and has one of the largest enrollments of 
any organization in the school. 

Among the performances of the Glee Club this year 
were several visits to the Naval Air Station, Patuxent 
River, Maryland; a program of Christmas rounds; car- 
ols for the annual Christmas Pageant; a King's Daugh- 
ters Program; a program on May 3 over Station WANN, 
Annapolis; and the music for graduation week which 
included Baccalaureate and Commencement. 


Anyone who is interested in dramatics and current 
theatrical news is permitted to join the Samadra Club. 
During the year several short one-act plays were pre- 
sented at King's Daughters. Their major production was 
in November 1947, when they presented three one-act 
plays: Home to Mother by Muriel R. Balton. At t In- 
junction by Rachel Field, and So Wonderful (In Whiti I 
by N. Richard Nausbaum. 

The Samadra Plavers also sponsored a tea which 
proved to be very delightful. 


For those interested in cooking, sewing, or any subject 
pertaining to Home Economics, membership is open. 
The Home Economics Club which meets bi-monthly in 
the Home "Ec." Cottage sponsors several "tea houses" 
and a Silver Tea during the year. All of these are held 
in the Cottage, which makes a very appropriate setting. 

During the summer the members will no doubt have 
an opportunity to use their experience gained by their 
membership in the Club. 


For the French students and anyone who is interested 
in the French language, the Seminary provides a French 
Club. The purpose is to promote a better understanding 
of the French people, their language, and their customs. 
The Club provides recreation and social contacts among 
the girls while providing practice in the French lan- 

This year the French Club is proud to report that they 
sent a sum of money to CARE to provide two boxes of 
food for needy French families. 

F. B. L. A. 

The Commercial Club was organized to give the busi- 
ness students the opportunity to meet informally and to 
discuss various phases of business life. 

The Commercial Club has been a campus leader this 
year and has carried out several projects that proved to 
be highly interesting to its members. The most eventful 
day of the year to the Commercialists was Commercial 
Day. April 15. The purpose of Commercial Day was to 
acquaint in a brief way the student body with the Busi- 
ness Department and to promote an interest in the 
F. B. L. A. (Future Business Leaders of America). The 
Club also edited a paper. The Commercialist, which was 
distributed on Commercial Day. 


The Signal News, which is edited and published by 
members of the Journalism class and the Business De- 
partment, is a monthly publication. It offers an oppor- 
tunity for interested students to get practical experience 
in writing news, and it affords the business students with 
the actual experience of producing a mimeographed 

The picture of the staff appears in this issue. 

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student- ^sracuitu Ljouernment 
—STSSocia Hon 

Some twelve years ago a student-faculty Government 
Association was formed, functioning at first only in the 
Upper Division. At the end of the year 1939-1940, by 
general vote, it was extended to the whole school. There 
is a governing body, called the Student-Faculty Govern- 
ment Association, made up of representatives of all four 
classes, and a faculty member. Regular meetings are 
held of the Council and of the Association for discus- 
sion and consideration of suggestions and problems; a 
Student Handbook is gotten out by the Association for 
new students, and a real effort is made to maintain the 
cooperative idea throughout and valuable growth in liv- 
ing in a democratic society is achieved. 

For the past several years, Miss Louise Rotha, Acting 
President, has been the adviser for this organization. 
This year the student body was well represented by 
Joann Boner, President; Betty Baldwin, Vice-President; 
Elizabeth Thomas, Secretary; Freya Sattelmaier, Trea- 

surer; Mary Jane Shepard, Peg Fowler, Shirley Bowen, 
Mary T. Naylor, Carolyn Baumann, Leigh Ribble, Sally 
Turner, Pat Coogan, Kitty Dallam, and Betty Resh, 
class representatives; and Betty Critzer and Josephine 
Nicodemus, Court Members. 




I begged this small corner in The Castellan for a very 
special purpose. I want to express my gratitude to every 
member of the student body and the faculty who has 
helped to make my year as President of the S.F.G.A. a 
most pleasant one. Many valuable assets are gained 
through holding such a position as I have held, and I 
only wish that all of you might have the same experi- 
ence. You discover what a great thing cooperation really 
is and that trait called loyalty too. I feel that I have 
had a great deal of both this year; and for this and 
everything else, you have my thanks. "Jo" 


Calendar 1947-48 


Sept. 10 — 10 A.M. new girls arrive; 10 P.M. new girls 
want to leave ; pajama party, compliments of Orien- 
tation Committee. 

Sept. 1 1 — Old girls arrive: "Great guns, here we go 
again! Is that my little sis?" 

Sept. 12 — "You mean we swim in that?" 

Sept. 13 — A.A. Picnic. Prince had a Tea Party in the 

Sept. 14 — We always wear black to King's Daughters. 

Sept. 15 — "Long Distance, please — Mother? I just want 
;'( so I can play cards and — talk!" 

Sept. 16 — The eternal hope that lies in the human 

Sept. 17 — Hurrah! The smoking per came finally! 

Sept. 18 — Thirty days until vacation by Shepard's cal- 

Sept. 20 — C. H. M. A. Get-Acquainted Dance. "Is this 
your first year at C. H.?" — "Yes, Ma'am!" 

Sept. 27 — Critzer on permanent court? I don't believe 
it! Last year she was permanently in court. 

Sept.28 — Eddie, Earl, and Frank arrive! — Eddie, Earl 
and Frank tied. 


Oct. 3 — Hockey season began. Results from the first 
day: 2 broken arms, 1 smashed skull, and 2 legs dis- 

Oct. 5 — News flash!! Is it a bird? Airplane? An ape? — 
Only Duke the new dog in our life. 

Oct. 10 — Second news flash!! Infirmary filled. Duke is 
awarded Distinguished Service Medal for disabling 
50 girls. 

Oct. 17 — Home Sweet Home via Atwood. Burnside fell 
out of bus at sight of civilization. 

Oct. 19 — First report period. — "Dear Mom . . . next 
time, really! !" 

Oct. 20 — New Council members appointed — devils con- 
verted into little angels. 

Oct. 23 — Etiquette Assembly. — Throck upset milk all 
over table. 

Oct. 25 — C. H. M. A. Homecoming Dance. — Wine, 

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Oct. 31 — Ninety spooks reign throughout S. M. S. 


Nov. 1 — Critzer. Anthony, and Gabler still staying up 
all night to learn their Phys. Ed. to teach classes. 

Nov. 5 — Paint brushes disappear from gym. — Unsolved 

Nov. 7 — Hockey teams chosen. — "Sticks Ross" in good 

Nov. 8 — A.A. Fall Prom. — "Make Mine Music" theme. 
Make mine a new pair of feet, afterthought. 

Nov. 10 — Signal News first issue. The best things in life 
are free. 

Nov. 22 — Junior-Fresh Plays. — "Ham it up, Eddie !"- 
"Women," remarked Frank. "Men, they're all alike." 

Nov. 26 — Second Report period. "Dear Mom. but I 
have another six weeks." 

Nov. 26-30 — Thanksgiving. — "Thank You, God. for all 
our many blessings, especially our long vacation. 

Nov. 30 — Girls unpack. 


Dec. 1 — "19 days till Xmas," says "Shep." 

Dec. 2 — Girls pack for Xmas vacation. 

Dec. 3 — "Dear Santa: Please bring me a package 6'3". 
blonde and cute." 

Dec. 11 — Greek Assembly led by big fat Greek. "Bowen, 
get in step!" 

Dec. 13 — C. H. M. A. Xmas Dance. - "Girls, come 
straight to the bus at 12." 

Dec. 14 — Silver Tea. "Davis, did you drop the lemons 
under the table?" 

Dec. 15 — Spirit of Xmas. "Want a match to light that 
candle, George?" 

Dec. 18 — Xmas Banquet. Santa lost his pants. The 
seating arrangement got a bit confused in the Senior 

Dec. 20 — 17 days of fun, freedom, and less females. 


Jan. 4 — Back to the old grind — love it! 

Jan. 6 — Basketball season in full swing. "Boy, am I 

Jan. 8— Cheerleading, S-E-M-I-N-A-R-Y. "Get me out 
out of this tangle." 

Jan. 12 — Sleep late per — 

Jan. 13 — Teachers investigate absence of students since 
night of 11th. 

Jan. 14 — Four days till 

-! (Exams — forbidden word.) 

Jan. 17 — Frosh Dance. "They say that falling in love." 
How about it, Resh? 


Jan. 19-24 — Sleep became a thing forgotten: eyes looked 
like two burnt holes in a blanket. 

Jan. 25 — Mid-winter rest. "Wake me Monday morn, 
Mom. It's so nice to be stupid again." 

Jan. 26 — New girls welcomed and warned. 

Jan. 27 — "I can't look. It means graduation." — Every- 
one wanted the academy award. Andrews won it. 


waded in stream with shoes. 

Feb. 5 — First Basketball game with Great Mills. Burn- 
side got a black eye. 

Feb. 8 — Ice-skating in full force, skates were immate- 
rial, not needed. 

Feb. 14 — True love re-pledged in form of candy, flowers, 
and poems. Cupid a big success, eh what "Nupie"? 

Feb. 17 — "Shep" finished the socks for Ross. The band 
played an hour as a tribute. 

Feb. 19 — Smith fell in love with a county boy. This was 

Feb. 21 — Trish displays acrobatical talent on USO 
dance floor. 

Feb. 25 — Miss Clutts finds mange cure a bit itchy. 

Feb. 27 — Long week-end. Took a sentimental journey, 
set our hearts on fire. 


Mar. 1 — Pitchford and Hartshorn went to church. 

Mar. 2 — 22 days till Easter, "Shep" informed us. 

Mar. 3 — Everyone packed for Easter. 

Mar. 7— Arsenic and Old Lace at C? H? M? A? The 
bus "charged" home. 

Mar. 9 — Volleyball season in full swing. "Help it over" 
became the battle cry. 

Mar. 10 — Co-operative tests — no one in cooperative 

Mar. 19 — Sun bathing season opened — crowds flocked 
to the seashore. 


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Mar. 21 — "If Winter comes can Spring be far behind?" 

Mar. 24-31 — Easter vacation. Fur coats the latest thing 
for Easter parade. 

Mar. 31 — Gabe happy with a diamond on her hand. 
Mike with a ball and chain and a grin on his pan. 


Apr. 1 — In spring Sem Fern's fancey's, dreams, hopes, 
ideas, plans, lightly (Yea, lightly) turned to thoughts 
of love! 

Apr. 4-10 — Posture Week: Relax, Peter. Jo Lee was a 
fake, Jo Boner all the prizes did take! 

Apr. 10 — Sophomore Dance. Gal in calico. USO in 

Apr. 14 — The "Belles" gave USO formal. Pitch tripped 
on microphone. 

Apr. 17 — Thada: "Does it always rain for 30 days in the 
spring here?" 

Apr. 24 — C. H. M. A. Spring Formal. No comment 
other than ask Southall. 


May 1 — Parents underfoot, fun in the air, dates on the 
hook and Pat Anthony's beauty was rare. Corsages on 
the dresses, clean shining tresses, the dance flew by: it 
was wonderful, they sighed! 

May 2 — "Honest. Miss Rotha. I'll have my term paper 
in this afternoon." 

May 3 — Baldwin queened the crown: Pete underprivi- 
leged Frosh and likes it. 

May 5 — I only have one life to give to the Signal .V. u I 
and Miss White. 

May 6 — "Dear Daddy: Please get me something for 
Mom — ." 

May 7 — I'm sorry, Jackson, this isn't a summer resort. 
You can swim at 4 : 00. 

May 9 — The Mothers of future generations paid tri- 
bute to the tired and worn Grandmothers of future 

May 15 — Alumni Week-end: "Hi, everybody; gosh, it's 
nice to see you." 

May 16 — "They are a little wild. Do you think they ac- 
tually went to the Seminary?" 

May 20 — 18 days till Graduation," says "Shep" still on 
the ball with dates. 

May 25 — Three days till — (that unmentionable word 
again) . 

May 29 — Well-stored blotters and empty skulls. 


June 3 — Play Day. Manlove won boat race but was dis- 
qualified when a motor was found on the boat. A.A. 
Banquet, "Eat. drink, and be merry for Monday we 
graduate — or die." 

Junc> 5- 

-Class Day. Bowen plants rosebush upside 

June 6 — Baccalaureate Sunday. Its message : The world 
is yours and mine if we only have the ambition to 
work for it and nourish it. 

June 7 — GRADL T ATION: Tears of parting may make 
us forlorn but with the dawn a new life is born, so 
we'll say good-bye, Sem Ferns, till we meet next year 
or somewhere on life's vast highway. 


^JhcinliS ^sror C^venitli 

The bus pulls up at half past seven 

And then we think, "We'll soon be in heaven." 

The bus starts up, but Oh — so slow, 

And then we think, "Doesn't the driver know 

That we're in a hurry to get to the USO?" 

We start to sing to pass the time, 
And before we know it we see the sign 
That says Patuxent Base ; and then, we know 
We're going through the gates to the USO. 

We are greeted at the door by Jane and Mrs. G, 
Then the fellows come over by groups of two and three. 
There are some you dance with and see no more, 
And there are others that seem to hit a high score 
And you think to yourself, "I want to know more." 

And now we are leaving this place so dear: 
Some just for the summer — They'll be back next year. 
The rest are graduating and no longer will go 
Through the gates of the Base to the USO. 

But before we leave on our — we'll call it vacation, 

We would like you to take a little dictation. 

Thanks are in order for Jimmy and Jake 

Who have spun the records for those Saturday night 

And now, to the staff, we really must go; 
We've enjoyed being a part of the USO. 

Sally Turner 


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My, how the time flies bv. 
Another year comes to an end, 
And we must say good-bye. 

But before the doors are closed this year; 
Let's view those gleaming halls — 
To see what fun we've all had 
At dear ole' Charlotte Hall. 

Our acquaintance was made, 

One starry September night. 

With all the Cadets, their medals shining bright. 

Never will one forget — "Arsenic and Old Lace" 
With the Seminary applauding at a rapid pace. 

Even though their games fell on a school day; 
We waited with bated breath to hear the results 
of their play. 

We were honored to have their talents displayed 

By the Glee Club, band, and orchestra — 

In such a w-ay, 

W c will always remember that outstanding — 

C. H. M. A. 

So from S. M. S. we drop a line 

To thank you boys for a wonderful time. 

Olivene Taft 


Wo J, Of EL 

Lots of wiggles, many curls, 
Scores of giggles, scads of girls: 
Thus we have a seminary. 
Caution lad! Be very wary! 

Love, you know, may quickly cool. 
It will take you in no doubt: 
Change you to a blithering fool. 
Then will promptlv kick vou out. 

Ere I end this warning rhyme, 
I suggest — Lad, use you head; 
Give Dan Cupid not a dime. 
You went there to become well-read. 

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of Rev. C. W. Whitmore, then rector 
of Trinity Church, started a printing shop, 
using a bit of make-shift equipment and 
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John and Paul Whitmore are still at it, 
but they now operate the most modernly 
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in Southern Maryland, at 286 West Street 
in Annapolis. They are very happy to 
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