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We Point Will, Pride 

We, the classes of 1949 would like to introduce to you our President, Miss May Russell. We feel 
this an honor, not only because she has won our deepest respect and admiration, but also because 
we are the first graduating classes at St. Mary's to have this opportunity. 

As this is Miss Russell's first year at St. Mary's, we feel that only the most complete of introductions 
is in order. 

Miss Russell was born in Maddox, Maryland. She attended Margaret Brent High School, where 
she later returned to teach. 

After graduation from Margaret Brent, she entered Western Maryland College holding the office 
of Student Government President. Besides presiding as Student Government President, she held 
office of President of the Athletic Association, the Episcopal Club, and her sorority, Sigma 
Sigma Tau. She is the only woman graduate at Western Maryland to have held four presidencies 
simultaneously. As a result of her many accomplishments, she was named the outstanding woman 
graduate of her class. 

Her education was continued at Columbia University Teachers College, where she received 
her Master's degree. Further graduate work has been done at the University of Maryland, the 
University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University. She came to St. Mary's from Salisbury State 
Teachers College where she acted as Dean of Women and Instructor of College Mathematics. 

Although the greater part of her formal training has been devoted to education, Miss Russell has 
found time for active participation in the field of sports. Tennis and water sports rank high on her 
list of accomplishments ; she also has a love for the air and has been flying for two and a half years. 

However, Miss Russell's main interest now lies in her plans for the enlargement of the junior 
college here at St. Mary's. Included in these plans is a classroom building fully equipped for two 
hundred students which will be ready in the near future. She also hopes to add a new dormitory 
building as soon as it is possible. As she puts it, "The junior college here is a part of the most dynamic 
movement in the field of education today. It is the answer to a great need on the part of those students 
graduating from our senior high schools who wish to continue their education." 

In regard to St. Mary's, Miss Russell has said, "I think the school provides a wonderful opportunity 
for both academic and personality growth; that the experiences incurred in a small school offer 
opportunities for development in the lives of the young women who are to be future citizens of the 
State of Maryland." 

As you can see, we have every reason to be proud of Miss Russell. Her understanding attitude 
and sincere interest, her enthusiasm which is so evident in so many phases of school life, and her 
friendly and helpful counsel have endeared her to the hearts of us all. It is to her that we owe, to a 
large degree, the success of our classes. 


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It is with the greatest of admiration that we, the Grad- 
uates of 1949, humbly dedicate this, our yearbook, to our 
President, May Russell. She has instilled in us a deep and 
lasting appreciation for our Alma Mater, and the phases of 
life we have herein encountered. We leave with the hope 
that she may, in the years to come, be as proud of us as we 
are of her today. We offer to you, Miss Russell, this, our 
personal tribute. 

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MAY RUSSELL, President 
A.B., Western Marvland Collet;*-. 
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University; 
Graduate Study, Johns Hopkins University, University of 


B.A., M.A., The Pennsylvania State College: 

Graduate Studv, Oxford University, Oxford, England; Cam- 
bridge University, Cambridge, England; The British Museum, 
London, England ; Harvard University. 

FLORENCE D. NOLAND, Mathematics and Psychology 
A.B., Adelphi College, Garden City, New York: 
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University. 

B.A., Woman's College of the Universitv of North Carolina: 
M.A., University of North Carolina. 

CLAIRE V. STICKNEY, French, Spanish 
Early Education, Notre Dame dc la Compassion, Hauteville 

et St. Denis, France; 
A.B., and M.A., Catholic University, Washington, D. C. ; 
Graduate Studv, Middleburv College, Vt. and The University 

of Havana, Havana, Cuba. 

A.B., Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; 
M.S., University of Chicago; 

Graduate Studv, Duke University, New York University, Cor- 
nell Medical School 

A.B., State Teachers College, Montclair, New Jersey; 
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia University: 
Graduate Study, Fordham University. 

LOTTIE D. HOKE, Home Economics 
A.B., St. Joseph's College; 
M.S., Columbia Universitv; 

Graduate Study, Johns Hopkins University, Woman's College 
of the University of North Carolina. 

B.S., University of Minnesota: 
M.A., Columbia LTniversity. 

B.M., Belhaven College, Jackson, Mississippi; 
M.M., Louisiana State University; 

Graduate Study, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, Christian- 
sen Choral School, Mississippi Southern College. 

ELLA GRAY WILSON, Physical Education 
A.B., Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; 
M.A., University of North Carolina. 

MRS. HELEN L. MANSON, Librarian 
Librarv School, George Peabody College 


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(Standing) Miss Reinbold. Mrs. Halstead, Miss Noland. Miss Stavely, Miss Wilson, Miss Clutts 
(Seated) Miss Hoke, Miss Stickney, Miss North, Miss Rorlia, Mrs. Manson 

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In every building construction there are three impor- 
tant parts: the foundation or basic support, the frame- 
work, and the finish, be it brick, stone, or wood. Thus in 
St. Mary's — Fortress of Learning — these component 
parts are also found. 

The foundation or basic support represents the Presi- 
dent, May Russell, to whom gratitude and respect are 
given in the dedication of this book. The finish would 
correspond, quite naturally, to the students, and it will 
be noticed that in both cases they are the most char- 
acteristic part of the structure. Finally, the almost for- 
gotten part of a building, the framework, and, continu- 
ing the comparison, the faculty. Unfortunate but true, 
the framework loses its glory to the finish it makes 

possible, as does the instructor gain little merit for the 
alertness, cooperativeness, or scholastic achievement for 
which the students often receive compliments and even 

A tribute is due to you, the faculty of St. Mary's, for 
your never-failing effort to help and cooperate. You 
form a part of not only the classes which meet daily, 
but are invaluable as sponsors and advisors to the nu- 
merous campus organizations. May the students of St. 
Mary's express now their thanks to you for forming 
the constructive framework of the most important years 
of their lives, and may the graduates thank you espe- 
cially for making possible, this, their graduation. 

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The Seminary was very pleased to have as their dean 
this year Miss Florence Noland. Miss Noland was born 
in Queen's Village, New York, but at the age of nine 
she moved to Garden City which has been her home 
ever since. She received her A.B. in Math at Adelphi 
College, New York, and being brave of heart, she con- 
tinued majoring in math until she received her M.A. 
from Teachers College, Columbia University. 

Last year found Miss Noland teaching at Helen Bush 
School in Seattle, Washington, quite a distance from 
her home in the East. Upon returning to New York 
in the summer, she found a letter from Miss Russell 
requesting her to be the dean at St. Mary's for the com- 
ing school year. It took only a few days for Miss Noland 
to decide that she would come to St. Mary's. 

Not only does she teach math, but she also has classes 
in psychology and mental hygiene. Miss Noland has 
helped a great many of the students with their prob- 
lems, always showing a great deal of sympathy and 

In spite of a busy schedule, Miss Noland manages to 
find time for a great variety of sports. When asked 
what her special interests were she replied, "Oh, nothing 
exciting. I'm interested in everything, especially peo- 
ple." She loves to travel, but we of the Seminary hope 
that her roving foot doesn't exert itself next year and 
that the newcomers to the Seminary shall be able to 
profit by her guidance as we have done this year. 

Miss Ethel Chance, Miss Russell's very capable sec- 
ret. ny, comes from Centreville, Maryland. 

Undecided as to what to do after graduating from 
high school in Centreville, Miss Chance registered for 
nurse's training at Memorial Hospital, Easton, Mary- 
land, on the spur of the moment. Here she spent the 
life of a hard-working student nurse for three years. 
Upon graduating. Miss Chance received her R.N. 

From Easton she went to City Hospitals in Baltimore 
where she assisted in surgery, which she considers fas- 

Three months before war was declared in 1941, Miss 
Chance joined the Army Nurse Corps. She was Chief 
nurse and held the rank of Captain in the Third Air 
Force station in Florida. She was extremely interested 
in her work, but in 1945 she transferred her interests 
to the secretarial field, attending Strayer's Business 
School in Baltimore. 

Miss Chance's first love is frog legs, her favorite 
delicacy. She also enjoys parties and dances. She is 
interested in sports in general, but prefers baseball. She 
likes the movies, and she is an avid bridge-player at St. 
Mary's. Miss Chance dislikes modern art, but she en- 
joys good music and singing. 

Our versatile Miss Chance, who is a patient and in- 
teresting worker, always has a friendly smile, a good 
sense of humor and is a fine friend to all. 

Il'liis Koflia 

The people are fricndlv in Waynesville, North Caro- 
lina as is proven by Miss Louise K. Rotha. Miss Rotha's 
main interests lie in science and the girls. One of the 
reasons for her popularity at St. Mary's is the fact that 
she likes the things the students like, such as music (all 
kinds), dogs (Chesapeake Bay Retrievers), and those 
bridge sessions in the teachers' smoker. 

Miss Rotha went a long way to further her educa- 
tion. She received her A.B. at the Woman's College of 
the University of North Carolina and obtained her M.S. 
at the University of Chicago. In New York, she did 
graduate work at New York University and at Cornell 
Medical School. 

It was at Cornell that she held her first position — 
doing scientific research work. She taught science in 
North Carolina and Florida before coming to St. Mary's. 

For the past five years, Miss Rotha has performed 
well her position as faculty advisor on the Council and 
has seen two years as school Registrar. She served as 
acting president last year in the absence of Miss France. 
In all of her offices and (lasses she shows at all times 
complete fairness and sympathy towards all. 

Miss Rotha's scope of activity adds up to one fact; 
she well deserves the admiration and devotion she has 
won from every Seminary student, and from everyone 
who knows her. 

Wl, Wanton 

Our librarian, Mrs. Manson, hails from way down in 
Memphis, Tennessee. . She attended public schools in 
Vicksburg, Mississippi, and received her higher educa- 
tion at the Mississippi State College for Women, and 
Library School at George Peabody College for Teachers 
at Nashville, Tennessee. 

She has visited numerous parts of the United States — 
several trips to the West Coast, nearly a year spent in 
the Southwest, and across the borders into Canada and 

When Mrs. Manson first came to S.M.S. in August, 
1935, the present library was used as a study hall where 
all the students spent their free periods, going to their 
rooms only after lunch and after school. The library 
was located in the rooms now used as the Dean's office 
and class room. It was only 12 years ago that the 
library was moved to its present location. 

Aside from the books she is always associated with. 
Mrs. Manson enjoys stamp collecting and excels in 
handwork, such as crocheting and knitting. 

The students of St. Mary's owe a great deal more than 
mere thanks can express to Mrs. Manson for her tireless 
efforts and hours spent in keeping the library available 
and attractive for the students. 


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Aulia ^Jdalstead 

Mrs. Julia Marion Halstead was born in Baltimore, 
Maryland. Although she has lived there, or in its vicin- 
ity, most of her life, she has traveled a great deal, hav- 
ing lived for a time in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. She 
received her higher education in Baltimore where she 
attended Notre Dame College. 

This is Mrs. Halstead's first year at St. Mary's and 
in this year she has certainly proven her ability to fill 
the capacity of Housemother to some seventy girls. 

Mrs. Halstead is a great lover of the outdoors and 
especially of life on the water. She is fond of swim- 
ming, boating, and particularly fishing in which she 
participates quite regularly. Another weakness is ani- 
mals (as we certainly know from seeing Misty and 
Pebbles, her two canine friends). Flowers and house- 
making, in general, she considers fascinating. 

But first of all, she says, she enjoys young people and 
working with them. At one time she owned and op- 
erated a small summer camp in Anne Arundel County 
called "Linger-Longer Camp." Usually she had about 
fifteen girls there, but at times it was a young boys' 
camp. Here she taught them the summer sports — swim- 
ming, boating, and fishing. 

Mrs. Halstead has one daughter and one son, both 
of whom are married. She also has two grandchildren, 
who are her pride and joy. 

Mrs. Halstead has certainly been a wonderful Mother 
and the students join in sincere thanks to her for her 
unending patience and understanding. 

W,ss Betty CLlts 

Miss Betty Carol Clutts hails from Bowling Green, 
Ohio. She lived in Bowling Green for three years and 
then moved to Greensboro, North Carolina, where she 
now lives. 

Her early education was acquired at Curry School in 
Greensboro. Miss Clutts received her Bachelor of Arts 
degree at Women's College, North Carolina. Upon 
graduation there, she taught Social Science at the high 
school in Gastonia, North Carolina. Her graduate work 
was taken at the University of North Carolina in his- 
tory, with sociology as her minor. 

In 1942 Miss Clutts put away her school books to 
join the United States Navy. Three months were spent 
in indoctrination and midshipmen's school at North 
Hampton, Massachusetts. She was then transferred to 
Charleston, South Carolina, where she served as a com- 
munications officer in the Sixth Naval District. She also 
served as a communications officer at Pearl Harbor for 
six months. 

Miss Clutts has many hobbies, as the girls at St. 
Mary's well know. Among these hobbies are dogs, 
cooking, knitting, gardening, collecting record albums, 
and, last but not least, taking pictures of the Sem-Fems 
at St. Mary's Seminary. 

If you were to ask Miss Clutts her main dislike, you 

would find it to be "turnips" (vegetable or animal). 
Also among her dislikes are children under the age of 
ten years, her explanation: "I'm afraid of them." Miss 
Clutts explains that she has a phobia for giving tests, 
especially in history. 

Not only does the Student Council feel fortunate in 
having Miss Clutts act as assistant advisor, but the en- 
tire student body feels that she is an essential part of 
our life here at St. Mary's Junior College. 

i/Sernice w«y 

Miss Bernice Gay came to St. Mary's from Brooklyn, 
Mississippi, as instructor in our Music Department. She 
received her B.M. from Bellhaven College, Jackson, 
Mississippi, and later attended Louisiana State Univer- 
sity for her M.M. 

After finishing college, she taught at Forest County 
Agricultural High School, Brooklyn, Mississippi; Drew 
High School, Drew, Mississippi; Jones County Jr. Col- 
lege, Ellisville, Mississippi; Moorhead Jr. College, Moor- 
head, Mississippi; and then she came to St. Mary's. She 
is the director of the St. Mary's Choir and Advisor to 
the Freshman Class. 

One of her hobbies is cooking and it has been said 
that she is a very good one. 

Not only has Miss Gay perfected the Music Depart- 
ment by producing many fine examples of voice and 
piano students, but the Choir, under her direction, has 
given both public and private recitals. She has given 
several piano recitals herself this year. 

Miss Gay can be recognized around the campus by 
her petiteness and her "Mississippi accent." She also 
possesses an excellent sense of humor. Whether student 
or faculty member, music lover, or shunner, Miss Gay 
is the person anyone is glad to call a friend. 

Wiss Jottie JUL, 

Miss Lottie Hoke has been at St. Mary's for two years. 
She is instructor of the Home Economics Department 
and serves as dietitian. Miss Hoke's home was in Em- 
mitsburg, Maryland, but recently she has taken up res- 
idence in Winchester, Virginia.. She went to St. Joseph 
College in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and earned her 
A.B. From there she entered Columbia University, New 
York, and received her M.S. She has also studied at 
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. 

After Miss Hoke finished college, she taught at 
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania; Emmitsburg, Maryland; 
Frederick, Maryland; Ashcville, North Carolina, and 
Lutherville, Maryland. She came to St. Mary's in 1947. 

Among her many hobbies, she enjoys cooking and on 
the side, she does a little weaving. In our Home Eco- 
nomics classes she teaches sewing, cooking, and family 
relations. She is also the Home Ec. Club's adviser. 
Filling the post of a domestic "Mr. Anthony," Miss Hoke 
is constantly helping the undomestic girls with sewing 
problems or menu plans. 

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With other interests in the fields of handwork, such 
as knitting in which she excels, it is certain that Miss 
Hoke will continue always in a helpful and efficient 
capacity as she has so ably this year. 

Hliii C.leanor i lorlli 

Whenever we think of "Safe Kept Memories" or of 
England, we will always think of Miss North, our Eng- 
lish instructor. 

Miss North was born in Pennsylvania and received 
her Master's Degree at Pennsylvania State College. She 
also studied at Oxford University, Oxford, England; 
Cambridge University, Cambridge, England; The Brit- 
ish Museum, London; and Harvard University, Cam- 
bridge, Massachusetts. 

She has been in all the states of the Union and has 
traveled widely in England and Europe, seeing the 
Oberammergau Passion Play in Austria, the William 
Tell Play in Switzerland, the Shakespeare Festival at 
Stratford-on-Avon, the Olympic games (when they were 
in Germany), and the Wagner Festival in Germany 
where she saw Hitler. Her travel also includes Euro- 
pean Literary Pilgrimages with American university stu- 
dents, and she has brought university students from 
England, France, and Germany to the United States as 
sponsor for American Literary Pilgrimages. 

In India. Miss North has an adopted Hindustani 
daughter, Thanii, who is one of her prime interests. 
Her hobbies include music and poetry, both of which 
she likes to compose herself. Her favorite musician is 

Coming to St. Mary's eight years ago. Miss North 
planned to stay only one year, but St. Mary's was so 
beautiful that she has staved on. Next summer she 
hopes to leave for England on a Study-Travel Pil- 
grimage with students. 

Our first "Safe Kept Memory" can well express Miss 
North's philosophy of life: 

"I gather to my growing need 
Having a hungry heart to feed." 

////j.i i-jerirude l^einboltl 

Miss Gertrude Rcinbold was born in Jersey City, New 
Jersey. She received her B.A. degree at Montclair State 
Teachers College in New Jersey. Her M.A. degree is 
from Teachers College, Columbia, New York City. She 
also has taken summer courses at Fordham University. 

Until she went into the work professionally, dramatics 
had always been Miss Reinbold's hobby. Her very latest 
hobbies are playing bridge and listening to music with 
the other members of the faculty. 

One of the most interesting phases of Miss Rcinbold'^ 
"hobby-turned-profession" i^ the time she has spent at 
summer theaters. Tw<> she has attended arc the Green- 
bush Summer Theater in New York, and the 
Provincetown Summer Theater in Massachusetts. 

This is Miss Reinbold's first year with us at St. Mary's. 

She holds classes in both speech and dramatic arts. 
She also directs Samadra, our St. Mary's Drama Club. 
In working with Samadra, she did excellent work on the 
fall production, "Ladies in Retirement," which was a 
marvelous performance. Our spring play, "Only an 
Orphan Girl," was also an evidence of her fine directing 
ability. Another important part which Miss Reinbold 
has played, in connection with her courses, is the direc- 
tion of the speeches for the tours of state high schools 
that are being made by the students. 

Altogether, Miss Reinbold's instruction here has been 
a great help to the students. Wishes for the very best 
of dramatic futures are hers. 

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Miss lone Stavcly hales from Ellendale, North Dakota. 
She has also lived for five years in Hawaii and for two 
years in New York City. 

She attended the University of Hawaii for her first 
two years of college. From the University of Minnesota 
she graduated with a B.S. degree. Her M.A. is from 

She has had three years of experience in secretarial 
work. For two years she taught at the State Normal and 
Industrial College in Ellendale, North Dakota. 

This is Miss Stavely's first year at St. Mary's, where 
she fills the capacity of business instructor. Her schedule 
is full, including classes in all the business subjects — 
shorthand, typing, accounting, consumer economics, and 
office practice. She also conducts a journalism class, 
and with it and the business classes manages the writing 
and publishing of our excellent school newspaper. The 

Miss Stavely's interests and hobbies are wide and 
varied. Favorites are bowling, bridge, reading, and 
swimming. She is also intensely interested in traveling— 
as shown by the many places she has made her home 
Her ambition in this line is a trip to Norway. 

We wish Miss Stavely all the best on her proposed 
trips; but meanwhile the students, and especially those 
majoring in commercial courses wish her a "bon voyage" 
through the commercial world, as well. 

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Miss Stickney was born in Hartford, Connecticut. 
However, she acquired her early education in France .11 
Saint Denis, a private school. After her high school 
education was completed, Miss Stickney returned to 
America and worked as translator and interpreter. 

Her B.A. and Master's degrees were obtained at The 
Catholic University, Washington, D. C. She also has 
done graduation work at the University of Havana. 
Cuba, and The Middlcbury Language School, Middle- 
bury, Vermont. Miss Stickney taught at St. Joseph's 
in Hartford, Connecticut, then going to Duchesne Col- 
lege in Omaha, Nebraska. From there she (ami' to 
St. Mary's Seminary where she has held the position 


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of language instructor for twelve years. She also serves 
as sponsor for the French Club and Assembly Com- 

Miss Stickney's likes tend toward the fine arts, such 
as music and painting. She also enjoys reading classics 
and novels. She is very artistic and enjoys work in 
ceramics, making costume jewelry and painting. 

As you can see. Miss Stickney leads a full, rich, well- 
rounded life and we are very proud of her, not only 
for her ability as an excellent language instructor, but 
also for her co-operation and willingness to assist the 
classes and clubs which she sponsors. The students of 
St. Mary's feel that they are very lucky to have such a 
splendid friend and instructor. 

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Miss Ella Gray Wilson, our Physical Education in- 
structor, is from Dunn, North Carolina. She received 

her A.B. degree at the Women's College of the Uni- 
versity of North Carolina, Greensboro. She achieved 
her Master of Arts at the University of North Carolina, 
Chapel Hill. 

After Miss Wilson finished college, she taught at 
Dunn High School in her home town before coming to 
St. Mary's. 

One of her many hobbies is playing the piano, al- 
though she seldom finds the time. She is very interested 
in the sports which we offer here at St. Mary's. Her 
favorite in this realm is tennis, although the choice was 
a difficult one to make. She has done very well with 
our varsity basketball team, and as another addition to 
our physical education program. Miss Wilson trained 
some of her classes for an archery tournament. She 
has also been advisor to the Athletic Association and 
Board, and with her help they have been able to stimu- 
late a much more enthusiastic sports program. 

This year St. Mary's can proudly display a team on 
any field and can boast an Athletic Instructor who has 
set a real goal for which to strive. 

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In the life of every girl there are times when she must say farewell. She must say good-bye to people 
and places that have played an important role in the pattern of her life. This is true at St. Mary's 
where in one year or four, she has found a sister in every girl around her. As each of you travel your 
separate paths, may you remember the little joys that have been yours and the friends that you have 
made at St. Mary's. May you remember, too, that for every good-bye that you must say, you have 
said hello as well. 

You have found here beauty and much for which to be grateful. You have known joy and sorrow, 
good times and those not so good. You have lived through firedrills and exams, Sundays without 
dates and Mondays with no mail; and, you have come out on top. You have found here many 
friends — some that, perhaps, you will never see again. You have learned the meaning of loyalty, 
school spirit, responsibility, and honor ; you know how it feels to be truly proud of your school, your 
faculty, your fellow schoolmates, and yourself. 

In this fortress of learning — St. Mary's — you have been well prepared. The school has done much 
for you. But it is rather for the things that you have done for this, your Alma Mater, that we make 
this tribute to you. May God bless and watch over thirty-five of the grandest girls in the world — 
the Graduates of 1949. 

Tour Assistant Editor 



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These few words are directed especially to the Seniors of 1949 — all thirteen. I should like to 
thank you, each and every one, for making our years together at St. Mary's something which none 
of us could forget. I could not have served as class-president without your individual support and 
desire for success. Nor is success truly possible unless each becomes a part of it. We have succeded — 
whether it be recorded in our history or our minds. May each of you find future happiness and the 
fulfillment of your fondest dreams. You have fulfilled one of mine. 




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RACHEL ANNE EARLY, President "Rachel" 

"Seek and ye shall find 
Knock and it shall be opened unto you." 

Student Council 1 
French Club 1, 2, 3, Sec't 4 
Castellan Staff 3, 4 
Samadra 1, 2, 3, 4, 
Assembly Comm. 1, 3, 4 
Orientation Comm. 3, 4 
Expansion Tours Chairman, 4 

Class Pres. 3, 4 

Student Expenditures Comm. 4 

Social Calendar 4 

Jr. Coll. Conferences 4 

May Day (Modern Dance) 3, 4 

Precision is her goal. Her dancing blue eyes often looked 
to C.H.M.A., but her scientific mind excels in scholastics, 
leadership, and personality. A primary opinion of the many 
people who know her, spontaneously says, "She's a lady." 
"The harder you fall, the higher you bounce." 


VIRGINIA BORGMAN, Vice-President "Ginger" 

"One of the fairest 
And one of the rarest — " 

May Court, Princess 3, 4 

Varsity Hockev 4 

Samadra 3 Vice Pres. 4 

Student Gov't Court 4 

Cheerleader 3, 4 

A. A. Board 4 

Jr. Coll. Conferences 4 

Expansion Tours 4 
Castellan Staff 4 
The Ripples Staff 3, 4 
Class Vice Pres. 4 
Orientation Comm. 4 

Ginger possesses the incomparable combination of ability, 
beauty, and personality. She inspires one to think of a Dres- 
den figurine with her delicate features and gentle sweetness. 
She is a credit to St. Mary's — and what a boost to Penn State! 

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"I've seen some balls and revels in my time." 

Commercial Club 3, Pres. 4 

The Ripples Staff 3 

Castellan Staff 3, 4 

May Day (Modern Dance) 3, 

Varsity Volleyball 

Choir 3 

Class Sec't 4 

Jr. Coll. Conferences 4 

Expansion Tours 4 

Social Relation Comm. 3, 4 

Student Gov't Court 4 

"Little but mighty" is our representative from the only place 
in the world — "Pennsylvania — God's country." Trisha has a 
special affinity for Johns Hopkins University — we heartily 
agree that our loquacious little Miss has good taste. She's 
sophisticated, 'sumptuous, and number one in everyone's book. 


ANNE DENNIS, Treasurer 


"Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter" 

May Day (Modern Dance) 3, 4 
A. A. Board 4 
Varsity Hockey 4 
Varsity Basketball 4 
French Club 3, 4 

Samadra Club 4 
Castellan Stnff 4 
Class Treas. I 

What love does to some people! Anne is the girl with the 
happy face and smiling eyes, the true outdoor enthusiast with 
a love of sports. Her theme song, "Take Me Out to the Ball 
Game" has been fulfilled, we know, and she will be accom- 
panied to many such games with Herbert Wood. 


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'If thou regrett'st thy youth, why live." 

Student Council 3, Pres. 4 
Party Planning Comm. 3, 4 
Financial Expenditures 4 
Social Calendar Comm. 4 
Autumn Carnival Comm. 4 
Jr. Coll. Conferences 4 
French Club 3, 4 


Home Ec. Club 3, 4 
Choir 3, 4 
Expansion Tours 4 
Orientation Comm. 
Castellan Staff 4 
May Court 4 

Nupie's twinkling blue eyes not only reflect her craving for 
fun but a genuine interest in those around her. Home Ec is 
her specialty and she plans to further this study at the Uni- 
versity of Maryland next year. With business-like diplomacy 
and much-envied poise, this lass will gain success in all she 
attempts. S.M.S. is going to miss you, Nupie. 



"The world is so full of a number of things 
I'm sure we should be happy as kings." 

Social Relations Comm. 3 
May Day (Modern Dance) 3, 4 
Home Ec. Club Sec't 3, Pres. 4 
Varsity Basketball 3, Captain 4 
Jr. Coll. Conferences 4 
Expansion Tours 4 

Castellan Staff 4 
The Ripples Staff 4 
Social Calendar Comm. 
A. A. Board 4 
Choir 4 

To know Itch is to love her. With exuberance personified. 
We'll also remember her with one of her most utilized ex- 
pressions, "Get me my drinking hat!" Her brown eyes and 
friendly smile make her the fun-lovinest gal we know. To 
University of Maryland, we send one of our best. 

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"Tou smile, why, there's my picture ready made. 
That's what we painters call harmony." 

Mav Court 3, Max* Queen 4 
Samadra 3 
Choir 3, 4 
Cheerleader 3, 4 

Commercial Club, Treas. 3, 4 
The Ripples Staff 3 
Social Relations Comm. 4 

A queen in our midst — a beauty with brown eyes and lilting 
voice is Jean. "Just call me Pierre." She calls 'em shoes, we 
call 'em clodhoppers. Her smile would woo Mr. Boyer, in- 
deed! A boost to any dorm party or picnic, each of us will 
miss Jean and her winnin' ways. 



"Beauty is truth, truth, beauty 
That is all ye know, and all ye need to know." 

French Club 1, 2, 3, 4 
Samadra 1, 2, Treas. 3, Pres. 
May Day (Modern Dance' 

2, 3, 4 
Student Play Director 2 
A. A. Board 3, V. P. 4 

The Ripples Staff 3, 4 
Castellan Staff 4 
Class Sec't 3 
Varsity Hockey 2, 3, 4 

This vivacious and mischievous deceiver has broken many- 
resolutions for being on time — for four years. Twinkletoes, or 
the "elder of the Early twins," is sweet and lovely with the 
generous and welcome attitude of always possessing the desire 
to help others. Hail to thee, blithe spirit. 

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"Reason is the logic of all things, great and small.' 

Choir 3 

May Day (Music) 3 
A. A. Board 4 
Assembly Gornm. 4 

Samadra 3, 4 
Castellan Stall 4 
Yarsit . Si orekeeper 4 

Francie hails from the Eastern Shore. She is known to her 
classmates by "Miss Rotha, it's only bubble gum!" We'll also 
remember her ability as a photographer and sports enthusiast, 
and her possession of the miraculous ability to produce an 
answer to every question. 



"// hope, and Truth, and Justice may 
avail, Thou shall be great — all hail!" 

Varsity Volleyball 3, 4 

\ arsit) Basketball 3, 4 

Varsitj Softball 3 

A. A. Board 3, Pres. 4 

TIME Current Allairs Test 3, 4 

Social Calendar Comm. 4 
Chairman of Plavday 3 
Student Council 4 
Spirit of Christmas 4 

A conscientious student, Emily has her ambitions as her 
guide. She is a "Champ" in every field — respected and ad- 
mired by all for her display of good sportsmanship, and her 
capabilities as an able and excellent leader. We remember 
"Em" as one o' the finest. 

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"All that ever was 
Joyous, and char, and fresh, thy music doth surpass- 

Home Ec. Club 3, Treas. 4 
Samadra 3, 4 
Castellan Staff 4 

The Ripples Staff 3 
May Day (Music) 3, 4 
Party Planning Comm. 4 

Wedding bells in June! "And all that's best of dark and 
bright melt in her aspect, and in her eyes — ! " She can cook 
too! This lady of the merry disposition is most gifted with a 
talent for the artistic, for she enjoys literature, plays the piano, 1 
and even dabbles in poetry, so we're told. May she enjoy 
the best, for she deserves it. 




"With malice toward none and charity toward all." 

Social Calendar Comm. 2 
The Ripples Staff 2, Editor 3, 4 
Castellan Staff, Editor 3, 4, . 
French Club 2, 3, Pres. 4 
Choir 1, 2, 3, 4 
King's Daughters 1, 3, 

Chairman 4 
Expansion Tours 4 

Libi ii v Comm. 4 
Samadra 3, 4 
Varsity Hockey 4 
Student Council, Sec't 3, 

Member 4 
May Day 4 
Jr. Coll. Conferences 4 

An ambitious student with an eye on her future, Tomi is 
the pride of each of her friends. She is one individual who 
appreciates the finer things in this life. Her sunny face with 
eyes that fairly shine is characteristic of a sense of humor 
which is genuine. With the combination of many and varied 
abilities — this lady spells success. 


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"Come, pipe a tune to dance to— lass — 

Samadra 1 , 2 
Class Secretary 2 
May Prom Chairman 3 
Social Calendar Comm. 3 
Artist and Lecture Comm. 2, 3 
Varsity Volleyball 2, 3 
Varsity Softball 3 
Varsitv Hockev 4 

May Day (Music) 1 
Junior Coll. Conferences 4 
Orientation Comm. 3, 

Chairman 4 
Student Council 3, Vice Pres. 
Athletic Board 3, 4 
Choir 1, 2, 3, Student Dir. 4 

"Our gal Sal" is known to all by those nimble fingers that 
can produce such melodic sounds on the keyboard. Hailing 
from Detroit, she brings with her that winning smile, those 
devilish eyes, and that traditional "Temptation." She's an 
artist at heart and a true friend to many hearts. 


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Senior S^uperlciti 


Most Typical Sem Fern Virginia Burnside 

Most Popular Virginia Burnside 

Contributed Most to the School Elizabeth Thomas 

Most Poised Carolyn Baumann 

Best Dressed Jean Dixon 

Most Vivacious Virginia Burnside 

Most Diplomatic Carolyn Baumann 

Most Studious Emily Manlove 

Best Dancer Mary Beth Early 

Most Likely to Succeed Elizabeth Thomas 

Most Creative Betty Anne Smith 

Prettiest Jean Dixon 

Most Industrious Elizabeth Thomas 

Best Figure Virginia Borgman 

Most Athletic Emily Manlove 

Best Sense of Humor Virginia Burnside 

Most Versatile Sally Turner 

Most Musical Sally Turner 

Most Courteous Emily Manlove 

Best Personality Virginia Burnside 

Best Groomed Hair Jean Dixon 

Most Mischievous Virginia Burnside 

Most Sincere Emily Manlove 

Best Actress Mary Beth Early 


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Senior \^laS5 Will 

We, the Senior Class of 1949, being of sound mind 
and body, do hereby leave this, our last will and testa- 
ment, to the members of St. Mary's Seminary Junior 
College who come after us, in the hope that they will 
uphold the traditions, customs, and wishes of our class. 

I, Carolyn Sue Baumann, do hereby will and bequeath 
my concession as mailman to anyone who can arrange 
with Miss Rotha to have every fourth period in the 
week free; to all early rising Home Ec majors, the fun 
and wonderful times we four have shared at the cottage 
this spring; and to the fortunate representative who 
goes to the Autumn Carnival at Maryland University 
next fall, I promise an unforgettable three days crowded 
with parties and football games. 

I, Virginia Borgman, do hereby will and bequeath my 
question, "Why, Miss Rotha?" to the members of next 
year's science classes; to Barbara Pollock I leave my 
half interest in the "Ambassador," provided that she will 
raise that to at least two-thirds interest when she gradu- 
ates from the Seminary; to B. J. Laufcr, my ability to 
get all my work in on time in some mysterious fashion; 
and my collection of "shoes" to Shirley Wilson. 

I, Virginia Anne Burnside, do hereby will and be- 
queath my drinking hat to anyone who thinks they can 
live up to it; to Mary Jane Wiles and Mary June Rob- 
er^on I leave my good ole rocking chair in the hopes 
that they can live up to the tradition that goes along 
with it; to Shirley Wilson f leave my ability to keep 
out of trouble. I leave my upper bunk in the Home 
Ec cottage. I le.ix e! 

I, Eleanor Anne Dennis, will and bequeath my seat 
on the Saturday night U.S.O. bus to my room-mate, 
Edith Anne Robinson; my love for sports to June Dean: 
and to Bertha Stone, my desire for "Sunday to hurry 
and come!" 

I, Carolyn Jean Dixon, do hereby will and bequeath 
to Jeraldine Rickert, my outstanding ability to play 
basketball, to Elizabeth MeWilliams, my ever faithful 
spot on the window-seat for day dreaming, and to Mary 
June Robertson, my beloved mountains, in hopes that 
her hearing apparatus will not be impaired. 

I, Mary" Elizabeth Early, do hereby will and bequeath 
to my little sis, Mary Lee Witzke, my warm nature to 
lure "her Bill" to her for always: to Miss Stickney and 
Mrs. Manson, I will my love for the water so that they 
might swim the river if they ever get stuck again; and 
to the school I leave an escalator so that everyone here- 
after will have no excuse for being late! 

1. Rachel Anne Early, do hereby will and bequeath 
my "Saturday night sunburn" and my "time-honored 
privilege" of announcing "Del-Reo — take your hair 
down!" to Elizabeth Chandler, sincerely hoping she- 
keeps me informed of all details concerning specific areas 
35 miles due north; to my li'l sis, Barbara Friend, I 

leave my seat in the choir for her explicit use; and to 
Shirley Wilson, I leave my treasured memories of Saint 

I, Frances Ruth Frazer, do hereby will and bequeath 
my Smoker bridge hand to Mary Lou Pinder; my moc- 
casins with the "personality plus" to the incinerator; my 
role as Miss Clutts' photography assistant I leave to 
Elisabeth Parlett. who demonstrated her ability at the 
February-March birthday dinner; to my room-mate, 
Shirley Wilson, I leave my pink pajamas, my mid-nite 
seat on the north stairs, and my sincerest wishes that her 
next year's room-mate is also an "early-bird." Last, but 
not least, I leave Richard, my favorite Saint-Mary's- 
Sunday-afternoon-tradition to the Seminary. 

I, Maryanne Patricia Hayward, do hereby will and 
bequeath to my little sis, Mary June Robertson, my 
"natural" curly hair and Chris; to Cail Teese, my week- 
ends so that she will not get too homesick ; my "Turkish 
sarongs" I leave to all Sem-Fems over five-foot-two: 
and, also to all Sem-Fems, a wonderful vacation in 

T, Emily Morgan Manlove. do hereby will and be- 
queath my modern dance ability to Laura Jo Muessen: 
to Byrd Lynch, I leave my Time magazines for her 
private use; I leave my glass guard to anyone who might 
find it useful, with the hope that it will not permanently 
alter the shape of their nose; and my nicknames I leave 
to the student body to use at their own discretion. 

I. Elizabeth Anne Smith, do hereby will and bequeath 
the G. C. A. part of Patuxent to any Sem-Fem who 
thinks she can handle the situation in two years as I 
did; to my li'l sis, Norma Weaver, I leave the Seminar) 
to be taken as she sees fit; and to my room-mate. Bette 
Jayne Laufer, I leave a bus ticket to "Dreamland" so 
that she and Earle can come visit us. 

I. Elizabeth Duckett Thomas, will and bequeath my 
natural curl and all my hair cutting devices to Edith 
Anne Robinson, in hopes that she will be more conser- 
vative in using them than I was; to Mary Alice Waeschc. 
1 leave my ability to master the French language, in 
hopes that Miss Stickney will not have need of the same 
degree of patience as she needed for her four years 
with me. 

I, Sally Megan McLean Turner, will my quiet room 
to Miss Rotha that she may go undisturbed by noise 
made in the hall after hours. To Joanne Munson, I will 
my ability to make straight A's in Chemistry: my love 
for the U.S.O. I will to Betsy Jean Parlett, that she may- 
have as much fun as I have had. To anyone who wants 
it, I will my love for Dt'-troit Mitch-i-gan! 

In witness hereof, we, the members of the Senior 
Class of St. Mary's Seminary-Junior College, have sub- 
scribed our names and affixed our seal on this sixth day 
of June in the year of our Lord ninetccn-hundred and 



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Five years ago, the Senior Class of 1949 was un- 
officially begun. It was a warm day in September, 1944, 
when Carolyn Zimmerman and Mary Alice Larson reg- 
istered as sub-Freshmen. The following September, 
M.A. and Suzy were joined by the official Freshman 
class of 1945. Rita Bittle was duly elected President, 
with Jane Dodson serving as Vice-President, Jean Booth 
as Secretary, and Betty Gene Myers as Treasurer. Mrs. 
Hyre was class advisor. Together we planned our as- 
sembly on "The Life of a Typical Sem-Fem," our dance 
— The Big Top Hop — which was a big success, and our 
Speech Arts play — The Blackberry Patch. On May Day, 
Bettv Gene Myers, our strawberry-blonde princess, was 
lovely in her lime green dress. The end of May brought 
forth plans for the Sophomore picnic and the "typing 
of the daisies." The year closed with fond memories and 
anxious anticipation of the year to come. 

We returned in September to find several members of 
our class had been replaced with new-comers — making 
our total number nineteen. We graciously accepted our 
role as Sophomores, and in due time elected class offi- 
cers. They were: Mary Alice Larson, Nancy Miller, 
Sally Turner, and Peggy Burch — President, Vice-Presi- 
dent, Secretary, and Treasurer respectively. With Miss 
Beatty as class advisor, and the complete cooperation of 
all our class, we presented our Armistice Day King's 
Daughters, and our assembly. The Sophomore-Senior 
Bazaar was an overwhelming success — even if the coffee 
was strong! May Day left us memories of Nancy Miller 
in pale blue, and Betty Gene Myers in green — both of 
whom we Sophomores thought were truly lovelier than 
any on the court. The hayride picnic to Point Lookout, 
exams. Play Day, Class Day, Baccalaureate, and Gradua- 
tion followed in rapid succession — closing a glorious year 
in the lives of the "Ethnocentrical Nineteen." 

The summer passed rapidly; and the quintet — Sally 
Turner, Betsy Hartshorn, Beth Early, Rachel Early, and 
Elizabeth Thomas — returned to be joined by eighteen 
up-and-coming Juniors. The Orientation Committee, 
Junior members being Rachel Early and Sally Turner, 
sought the introduction of the "new-girls" to school lite; 
and the Athletic Association added their part by giving 
an excellent picnic at Pine Bar! September 17, class 
elections — our first big undertaking as Juniors: Rachel 
Early, President, Auria Nan Valentine, Vice-President, 
Beth Early, Secretary, and Leigh Ribble, Treasurer, 
were elected, and with the aid of Miss Clutts as Ad- 
visor, the big plans for the year began to form. 

Our history would be truly incomplete without men- 
tioning the versatility of our classmates. The Council 
claimed Elizabeth Thomas as Secretary, with Sally Tur- 
ner, Leigh Ribble. and Carolyn Baumann as council- 
members. Serving on the Athletic Board were Betsy 
Hartshorn — Social Chairman. Beth Early — Walking, 
Sally Turner — Boating, and Emily Manlove — Volley- 
ball. Leigh Ribble and Elizabeth Thomas performed a 
commendable job as co-editors of the Signal News. Truly 

with such representatives as we Juniors had, we could 
not help but succeed in all we attempted! 

Hockey season arrived, and we rallied to the cause. 
Many of us had never played before, and much had to 
be learned. We wonder, at this time, if that "falling 
cross-bar" had any bad effects on Beth's technique! 
While we neither won first nor second place, we dramati- 
cally tied for third, resolving to do better as Seniors. 

November 8, a somewhat ( ! ) cloudy day, heralded 
the Fall Prom, "Make Mine Music." For days ahead, 
we had been busily working on decorations in anticipa- 
tion of the gala affair. As we climbed into bed in the 
wee hours of the morning of November 9, we were 
agreed on its success. 

The time of our Junior-Freshman play was rapidly 
approaching, and we eagerly awaited the official ap- 
pearance of our talent. Sally Turner as Student Direc- 
tor of "Home to Mother" and Betsy Hartshorn as Stu- 
dent Director of "At the Junction" made us truly proud, 
and convinced that an evening of entertainment was 
guaranteed. Could we ever forget Mary Clarke's im- 
mortal line: "Men, they're all alike!" 

December 7, the King's Daughter's Program, "Christ- 
mas Everywhere" was our pride and joy. Emily, Anne, 
Norma Lee, and Rachel went "a-wassailing" for greens, 
only to find the four-mile trek was a wee bit chilly and 
the southern Maryland woods were inhabited with a 
variety of animals. The "Oscar" for the best acting of 
the evening went to Earl Compton as Grandfather, and 
Eddie Crouch as Father. Our resources came in handy 
when male parts in plays were involved! 

Christmas festivities and preparations were soon upon 
us. The Speech Class was unforgettable in its remark- 
able (?) performance in the Pageant. The Christmas 
Banquet was the first formal one of the year, and a red- 
letter day on our class calendar. For several days we had 
been rehearsing our skit, "Why the Chimes Rang" and 
as a result, the prize was ours. Early the morning after 
the banquet, 6:00 a.m. to be exact, the rushing of many 
feet awakened us, and we too joined in the caroling, 
most of us crawling wearily back into bed for thirty 
minutes after we had sung ourselves hoarse! Of course 
there were a few ambitious ones who stayed up to finish 
that last-minute packing. After what seemed an eternity, 
the last class was over, and we were on our way home. 

Christmas vacation went almost too fast. We returned 
to school in early January to find we were missing two 
members — Bettv Lamoreux and Mary Clarke Wilson. 
Their leaving left us with no details as to when our 
next holiday would be, for who could count as accu- 
rately as they the hours 'til the next one! 

Exams were fast approaching, a new experience for 
many of us. It scarcely seemed possible they were so 
near. Perhaps the anticipated mid-winter recess made 
the initial shock less painful, even if we did have a 
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February came in, heralded by our return to school. 
TIME TESTS were taken, and in due time statistics 
proved that Emily was a Junior who was currently 
aware. We must admit we were proud of her — even if 
somewhat jealous! 

February 24 — seems something happened then! Oh, 
yes — Miss Clutts, our own Advisor, "had growed like 
Topsy" and her birthday was quite upon us! The cake 
and candles came in installments, but I must admit the 
gifts were priceless — in particular that KOW! 

March brought preparations for volleyball and the 
close of basketball season. Despite our strenuous efforts, 
the Senior basketball team placed first in the intramural 
games — leaving us to second place. The team was co- 
ordinated to a fine degree with such players as Sally 
Turner, Ginny Ikirnside, Norma Lee Mason, Emily 
Manlovc, Anne Dennis, and Beth Early. We won second 
place in the volleyball tournament and accredit our 
success to the cry of "Help it over" and our team. Class 
morale was boosted tremendously by pretty and agile 
cheerleaders — Dixie and Ginger. Remember "ak-a-lak- 

The "take-off" power of the school bus was tested 
and proven highly efficient at Charlotte Hall on March 
8! The occasion was a play, "Arsenic and Old Lace" 
by name — a most enjoyable evening. We left soon after 
this for home, Easter, and rest! Dottie Clagett took her 
leave here, and we acknowledged our number as fast 

The better part of April was consumed with re- 
hearsals for May Day, and a conscious effort to main- 
tain good posture for a twenty-four-hour period. Blue- 
ribbon dog show! 

May Day — it was here at last. We had heard much 
about it, but seeing is believing. Despite the warm sun- 
shine in the morning, by noon, the sky was gray and it 
had begun to drizzle. Even if the curl in our hair was 
doomed, the rain did not dampen our spirits. We were 
truly twice honored, for we had not only Ginger as our 
class princess, but Miss Maryland of 1947 — known to 
us as Dixie, as an honorary member of the court. Ginger 
was precious in pale blue, and Dixie, stunning in daf- 
fodil yellow. The court was entertained by a Fox Hunt 
— our own Beth as Whipper of the hounds. Leigh Rih- 
hlc was the Master's Lady, and Rachel Early, a Lady 
of the hunt. Ginny and Trish were Fox-Hounds and 
Norma Lee, the butler. Anne Dennis and Beth Early 
completed the group of May Pole Dancers. Before we 
leave this occasion in our reminiscences, we must men- 
tion Sally and Betty Anne who played the piano. It was 
invaluable. Nor must we forget the tea which followed. 
The day was concluded by the annual May Dance, 
sponsored by the Student Government Association. 

May 9, and our last Junior King's Daughter's Pro- 
gram. The date was Mother's Day and the program 
was composed of several tableaux depicting famous 
mothers in the Bible. 

The farewell picnic to the Seniors was scheduled for 
May 22. For weeks we had been planning for it — 
although we did not fully anticipate the "terms" of the 

transportation contract! We really didn't mind that 
three- or four-mile trek — or for those of us who chanced 
a ride back, the crowded conditions! 

The Junior Art course was climaxed by the Art Tour 
on May 24 to various points of interest. Despite our 
uninvited "friends" who joined us at Massaneri, a won- 
derful time was had by all. 

The Speech Arts Contest on May 27 was our last 
formal appearance as Juniors. The performance of 
Leigh Ribble and Carolyn Baumann was superb, and 
it was with great pleasure that we won second place. 

Ay, the end of the year was upon us. Exams had been 
duly taken and packing had begun. We cannot forget, 
as we look back, the daisy-picking on Class Day Morn- 
ing — almost before sunrise, the thrill of being "capped," 
singing "Seniors" at our last party, and the farewells 
after Graduation. Truly, our predecessors left us with 
many fond memories and much for which to strive as 

Summers have a habit of passing quickly, and this 
one was no exception. By August, each of us were di- 
verting our thoughts to fast-approaching coke-sessions, 
pajama parties, "little sisters," study-hall, and the 
Smoker card games! 

September — and school. The Orientation Commit- 
tee was the first to return — headed by Sally Turner. 
Assisting her were Nupie Baumann, Ginger Borgman, 
and Rachel Early. The "new girls" were greeted and 
introduced to St. Mary's and the "old girls." We were 
at last full-fledged Seniors, and realized the full import 
of the name. 

The class was headed by Rachel Early as President, 
and ably assisted by Virginia Borgman, Patricia Hay- 
ward, and Norma Lee Mason as Vice-President, Secre- 
tary, and Treasurer respectively. The A. A. Picnic was 
the first project of the year with our skit, "Little Boy 
Blue," our pride and joy. Sunday, September 12, was 
the Senior Tea. We frantically tried to boil water on a 
stove with no gas; but, despite this, the tea was a re- 
markable success. 

By this time, we had finally had time to count noses, 
and, to our distress, we found that Betsy Hartshorn, 
Joan Lee, Leigh Ribble, Joann Rose, Kip Valentine, and 
Nancy McClennahan had not returned. We were only 
fourteen strong; but we had high hopes, and adopted 
the adage "Quality, not quantity" as our own. 

We Seniors were well represented in the many student 
organizations. Carolyn Baumann was Student Govern- 
ment Association President, with Sally Turner serving 
as Vice-President. Tomi Thomas and Emily Manlove 
became our council members, and Ginger and Trish 
permanent court members. The Senior Athletic Asso- 
ciation officers were Emily Manlove as President, Betty 
Early as Vice-President, with Anne Dennis — Softball 
Chairman, Virginia Borgman — Cheerleading Chairman, 
Sally Turner — Social Chairman, Francis Frazer — Tennis 
Chairman, Virginia Burnside — Basketball Chairman. 
Dramatics claimed two of us for Samadra officers — Beth 
Early and Virginia Borgman, President and Vice- 
President respectively. Yes, we were definitely to be a 
busy group of people. 



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The new school year brought with it our new school 
President, Miss May Russell. It did not take us long 
to feel how very much a part of us she was. October 2 
was a gala celebration of her birthday, and we Seniors 
were very proud of our Class sponsor. 

The Senior King's Daughters on October 3 was a 
presentation of the most important facts of the school 
history and background, for we felt that all should know 
of it. It was already a part of us. 

For weeks we had been singing "Seniors," but the 
first indication of its "subtle" truth appeared on Oc- 
tober 6. It was that eventful day that we won a quiz 
(on our intelligence!) and a wonderful box of Hershey 
Kisses. Such proof of our prowess called for a celebra- 
tion in true Senior style — a pajama party at which our 
prize was divided equally and impartially by Rachel 
and Ginger! 

The first long weekend came slowly and passed quickly. 
We returned with many plans for the forthcoming Fall 
Prom. As usual, it rained on the big night — but what's 
a formal dance at St. Mary's without rain. November 
was climaxed with Thanksgiving, and the close of the 
hockey season. We placed second in the intramural 
play-offs, ceding first place to the Sophomores by one 

December came in with a bang! The plans for the 
Baltimore Sunday Sun article were much discussed, and 
the final results were gratifying. Term papers for Eng- 
lish and Choir rehearsals consumed the majority of our 
free time. Nor must we forget our Senior-Sophomore 
Bazaar and the many hours of fun involved in its prep- 
aration. Emily again presided over the dishpan, and 
Nupie over the future! Seems her fortunes were authen- 
tic! The Pageant involved Seniors in many instances. 
Our "bobby-soxer." Ginger, was natural in her part, and 
Dixie as the Christmas Angel was unforgettable. Know- 
ing for sure the Spirit of Christmas would be a Senior, 
organized "speculation" was initiated in the form of 
an extensive daily oucstioning. We all had our own 
suspicions, and few of us are still eligible to go to Heav- 
en! The honor was awarded to Emily Manlove — a true 
representative of St. Mary's. 

The Banquet had a sentimental note, for each of us 
remembered it was our last together. We had resolved 
to repeat our previous record and succeeded in winning 
the best skit — "The Gold Piece." The celebration after 
this victory proved most entertaining — the box of Her- 
shev bars being the focal point of interest. It was not 
until breakfast the following morning that we counted 
noses to see if we all had survived — especially Ginger! 
Caroling, packing, and running for the bus concluded 
our Christmas festivities at school for 1948. Home was 
our main thought. 

January. 1949 — another year. Basketball season was 
upon us, and Anne Dennis, one of our star basketball 
guards, broke her arm in the first game of the season. 
Exam week was a necessary evil and we all pulled 
through with banners flying. We bid a fond farewell 
to Norma Lee Mason at her bridal shower on January 
27, insisting that she and Jim return to see us graduate. 

We were thirteen now. and we decided to be a 
"bakers' dozen" instead of viewing the pessimistic con- 
notations of the number 13. 

February 1 introduced the "cut system" to the student 
body. Three of us made the Honor Roll: Elizabeth 
Thomas. Rachel Early, and Emily Manlove. 

The TIME test was again suffered through, and 
Emily crammed all night! The final results proved her 
efforts were not in vain — she did it again! Congratu- 

The close of basketball season was a triumph for the 
Seniors — the coveted first place was ours. 

March 3 — oh, that fire-drill! Sleep was hopeless after 
that — 5:45 a.m. — even the roosters were still a-bed! It 
took a long weekend to recuperate, and we returned 
with new vigor — Sppng was coming! 

Volleyball, plans for our Assembly and King's Daugh- 
ters and the Easter holiday — April was here and gone 
in no time. 

May Day arrived in a flurry of activity and suspense. 
Each of us felt a part of the gala occasion in that we 
were represented in so many phases of the celebration. 
First and foremost in our minds was our own Jean 
Dixon who thrilled us beyond expression as Mav Queen. 
Her beauty was radiant, framed in her lovely white 
gown. Nor can we remember the cc 'it without Vir- 
ginia Borgman in pale pink and Carolyn Baumann in 
sky-blue. We Seniors were truly proud to have such 
lovely princesses. Twice-honored were we, for Beth, our 
graceful ballerina, charmed us all with her portrayal of 
the Lorelei. Virginia Burnside was unforgettable in her 
role of court jester, and Betty Anne Smith's piano ac- 
companiment was invaluable. May Day closed with 
treasured memories and great excitement over the plans 
for the forthcoming formal May Prom. Time was tick- 
ing by at a rapid rate! 

Our Senior trip to Washington on Mav 20 for a show 
and buffet supper made many of us realize how few re- 
maining days there were. A grand and glorious time 
was had by all, even if we had to take "sleep late" to 

May 21 brought more fellowship — this time in the 
form of a picnic given by the Juniors as a farewell gift 
to us. The thrill of the campfire and singing was one 
we could never forget — it was etched on our memories 
fcr future eniovment. 

May also brought Alumnae Weekend — a grand, glo- 
rious introduction to the organization. The Lecture Tours 
for Publicitv com hided on Mav 24. For those of us who 
participated, the experience was priceless. 

Yes, the school year was fast drawing to a close. Our 
last exams at St. Mary's were completed. Play Day had 
passed, and sentiment was high at the last formal A. A. 
Banquet. Class Day was truly our own. and as we 
planted our ivy, we pledged to return often. It was a 
noble symbol of our deep-rooted friendship and love for 
St. Mary's. Time was short and many thoughts were 
rushing through our minds. Our last Senior party, the 
breakfast given l>\ Nupie, Ginny, and Betty Anne at 
the Home Ec Cottage, culminated our wonderful years 

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together, and as the merry-making ended, we looked 
forward to Baccalaureate, Graduation, and our Ocean 
Citv vacation. 

The strains of "Pomp and Circumstance" and the call- 
ing of our names singly — we knew our days as Seniors 
of 1949 were completed, but not forgotten. We left, hop- 
ing that we had fulfilled that which was expected of 

us, and that those who would follow us would find here 
the success and happiness that we had discovered to- 

Rich joy and love we got and gave; 

Our hearts were merry as our dress. 

Pile laurel wreaths upon our grave 

Who did not gain, but were success. 

— By Kilmer. 


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Well, what do you know — if it isn't "June 6, 1959, and 
here we are in Ocean City, Maryland, again for our 
class reunion. Emily Manlove, of course, is the first one 
to arrive! Anne Dennis Wood arrives shortly afterward. 
We find that Emily is an ever-faithful teacher of his- 
tory. At the same time she is principal of the school in 
her home town. Cecilton, of course; and everybody loves 
her because she has adopted the new famed Diplomatic 
System whereby naughty pupils are punished most tact- 
fully and without having to receive four slips and a trip 
to court to be tried! And do you know she is still won- 
dering whether she had lived up to all the requirements, 
ideals, and standards of being president of the Athletic 
Association back in '49. She is wearing a dress of Blue 
Ribbons and is proud (in a modest sort of way) of her 
menagerie of kitties, kittens, and cats of all colors, 
shapes, and sizes she has raised since she graduated from 
the Seminary! You guessed it! That was her hobby, 
and it still is! 

Anne has brought all her embroidering with her. You 
see, she's embroidering shoe bags now because Herb has 
just recently broken his leg from falling over 18 pairs 
of shoes at one time, and she wants to make her pride 
and joys attractive containers! She has turned out to be 
a most famous cook. In fact, now, in all her free time 
during the day she goes one day to the Martha Wash- 
ington factory, one day to Esskay's meat factory, and 
one day to Heinz's factory making enough of her own 
new concoctions to last the rest of the world until the 
next week comes up. (At heart she's a scientist!) 

Then who should mince in but Jean Dixon! She's 
-~t ill just as sweet and pretty as a picture! We can see 
by her suitcase stickers and tags she's been flying, and a 
well known flyer, too! The very first thing she says 
when she arrives is, "Oh, my feet! These shoes are 
killing me!" I guess I hardly need mention the fact 
that she has wiped Lily Pons and Jeanette MacDonald 
completely off the map when it comes to opera singing. 
Yes! Just as Milton was known as the "organ voice of 
England," so Dixie is known as the "heart rending violin 
voice of America" all over the world today. I forgot to 
mention that between scenes of singing, she models 

Who just threw a basketball in that door? (in the 
distance) "Where is my drinkin' hat, man?" Why, you 

know it, it's none other than Ginny Burnside! Itch is 
just as crazy and happy-go-lucky as ever. And being 
an all-star basketball coach keeps her on the go all the 
time. It doesn't take long for us all to find out that 
Ginnie, too, has become a great speaker because of her 
lively and pleasing personality! She told me that she 
attributes all her parliamentary practices to her first 
attempt as Master of Ceremonies for the play, "Only 
an Orphan Girl" back in '49. 

"Clippety Clop! Clippety Clop!" Yep, "Whoa!" says 
Francie Frazer as Richard (otherwise known as Prince 
Charming! ) helps Francie from her beloved animal, 
the horse! She's a reg'lar "hayseed" now! And do you 
know what bonnet she wore for this past Easter of '59? 
That's right, her "salty hat"! Francie holds sessions of 
"Argumentive Argumentations" for all those people in 
the Eastern States who have some difficulty, prejudice, 
arguments, or the like and would like to discuss it and 
get it out of his or her system. Incidentally, she is noted 
for her clever conductance of such frictionous sessions 
as this. Congratulations, "Frazer"! 

Here comes Sally Turner! Goodness, is she talking to 
herself as she meanders to the door? But, of course not, 
she's singing that traditional Temptation! She hasn't 
quite decided yet between Joe, Gene, Hank, Paul, or Ed! 
"Well, great fathers!!" Sally has promised to build us a 
campfire for our beach party, too! She's famed all over 
the Middle Atlantic States for that, you know! That 
gal has really made a name for herself within these ten 
short years. For the past five years, three nights a week 
she goes to three schools somewhere throughout the 
country and shows the students just how talented she 
has become at being able to make a long basketball shot 
standing at one end of the basketball court and heaving 
the ball into the other end of the court all because of 
her physical education training back in the "good ole' 
days" ten years ago. And in case you are interested she 
has become a millionaire by doing that alone! So you 
see what you can do when you put your mind to it! 

And now, in the latest style of "sky blue pink" shoes, 
Ginger Borgman steps into our '59 reunion, too. She 
says her children were really difficult to leave because 
they are such little "pesks!" She's still just as petite and 
pretty with her short, wavy blond hair. And do you 
know, she's as bad with 18 pairs of eyeglasses (since she's 



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none other than the United States' famed Dr. Opto 
Borgman) as Anne Dennis Wood is with her 18 pairs 
of shoes. Ginger says in the evenings when she has little 
or nothing to do, she experiments with dendrites, axons, 
and neurons and is now well on the road to making 
mechanical nervous systems which can either work in 
parts or as a whole! She claims it will be very valuable 
when it is allowed to go on the market to be sold. Just 
think! If you're told you don't have enough life (or 
nerves) in you, just buy some and take it 3 times a day 
in a glas full of H 2 with a little extra hydrogen in it! 
With bundles of papers under Nupie Baumann's arm, 
she crosses the threshold of Ocean City's Senior abode. 
Yes, Siree! She's a busy congresswoman now. (Inci- 
dentally, there are rumors I hear of her running as pres- 
ident in the next election, but don't mention it!) She. 
unlike Anne and Francie, has not made up her mind 
as to whether she will take to domestic life or not. As 
another extra curricular activity, Nupie is teaching Lord 
Byron Literature. She has been trying to encourage all 
of us to come and join the class but odd as it may seem 
there is a general reply of, "I remember when I was at 
school in '49 and as we have it here I'd rather not join 
your class in that fashion!" But that's all right, Nupie, 
"the race of life becomes a hopeless flight to those that 



"Down on the banks of the blue St. Mary's!" Oh, 
golly! That must be Rachel Early. It is! I've just heard 
Ginger ask her what she's doing with that immense book 
bag. "Why," says Rachel, "it's full of Erlinmeyer and 
Florence flasks, test tubes, thistle tubes, a bunsen burner, 
deflagrating spoons, blue and pink litmus paper, and 
oh, yes! evaporating dishes and a mortar and pestle to 
cook all our meals in for our stay here! And, I would 
like to tell you all, Ernie and I have worked out and 
simplified to high school level Einstein's theory of Rela- 
tivity! She, too, has an extra curricular activity; that is, 
on the side she cleans slides and films for movie houses, 
types term papers for the students in Baltimore City, 
and supervises the production of all "Shmoos" sold on 
the market since she is very attached to them! Tomi 
and Rachel are still almost inseparable. 

Yes, that's right, and to prove it, here comes Tomi 
Thomas with Navy medals and ribbons from head to toe! 
We all can tell that Gordon must be doing wonderfully 

in his career. Tomi, what is that shining gold pin with 
493/ 2 engraved on it? Oh, that's wonderful, and I'll 
bet it wasn't easy to Christianize all those people! Tomi 
is a social worker. Just as President Wilson had his 
famous 14 Points, so Tomi has established her famous 
1 3 Points, using each Senior as an example for the rest 
of the world showing them, through us, the right way to 
live with one's neighbor harmoniously. 

And now, in the distance is heard, "Now, boys, all of 
you! Give me that football at once! You're to behave 
yourselves sitting here on the front steps until I call 
you!" "Golly," says Nupi to our sweet eensy-weensy 
Trish Hayward, "you did have that football team, 
after all! And how's "Greasy Jack Murphy"? I hear 
your boys are all going to J. H. U. to study French! By 
the way did you know Trish is the one person in the 
entire universe who can type 250/ 2 words a minute? 
Now, that's a record, I want to tell you! 

Why somebody's crawling up the walk on her hands 
and knees! Bless her heart! It's Betty Anne Smith Ray- 
field! Now, that's class spirit for you! She was in her 
trusty canoe paddling all the way to Panama to see 
her Ray but when she found (by way of an albatross) 
that her Senior Class was having a reunion she paddled 
manually all the way back again! She's so happy with 
Ray and just loves Navy life. By golly, she's another one 
that has made a world record! Betty Anne can knit or 
pearl 100 stitches in 223/4 seconds. We are so proud of 
you! How many blankets did you say you knitted per 
day? Did you all get that number? FOUR? And I for- 
got to mention two honorary guests at our reunion, 
Norma Lee Mason Tull and her husband, Jim a (double 
feature showing love and happiness at its utmost!) 

Well, everybody's here and we can really begin talk- 
ing over "old times." But then Emily, our little "champ," 
exclaims, "Is it a hurricane coming up? Is it a bird? Is 
it an airplane? Or is it — just as I thought, here comes 
Beth Early! Late as usual!" Yes, and she's still pon- 
dering between New York and Delaware (one side's 
definitely weakening though!) And do you know she 
didn't either take or have time to take her shining white 
nurse's uniform off before she left to come! So you see, 
though we "had to look at books" and though we didn't 
all "have the looks," we're still the Senior Class of 1949 
that shines and shines. 


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OLIVENE TAFT, President 


"Let's have an Utopia 
Free from worry, free from care.' 

Class President 2 
Glee Club 1, 2 
Varsity Hockey 2 
Commercial Club 1 
Aquacade 1 

Samadra 1 

Castellan 2 

May Princess 1 

Appk- Blossom Princess 2 

Since we have brains and sports represented in our class, 
it just wouldn't be fitting not to have beauty. Olivcne, a pert 
brunette, furnished us with the last requisite. A friend to all, 
she served as president of the Sophomore Class, which re- 
ceived excellent guidance from her. After graduating from 
the high school division of St. Mary's, Olivene would like to 
be a photographer's model and attend college at the same 
time. Good luck, we know you'll make it. 


GERTRUDE HORSMON, Vice-President "Bert" 

"Hockey, basketball, baseball, volleyball, 
That's our Sophomore athlete, 
She's tops in all!" 

Class Sec't 1 Commercial Club 1 

Class Vice-Pres. 2 Samadra 1 

Glee Club 1, 2 Paper 1, 2 

Varsity Basketball 1, 2 Castellan 1,2 

Varsity Hockey 1, 2 Panel Board 2 

Varsitv Vollevball 1 

Varsity Softball 1 , 2 

You see a cute vivacious Soph over in the gym or running 
down the hockey field — bringing endless victories to our 
famed Sophomore Class. And who could it be? Why, of 
course, it's Bert Horsmon! Being captain of all the seasonal 
sports, Bert has really earned her position by her great athletic 
ability. Her talents, however, do not cease with athletics. Her 
humor was brought forth in the Christmas play she helped 
compose; it was enjoyed by all. 

Her current college plans center around the Seminary, and 
S.M.S. will be looking forward to seeing her next year. 



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'Wot by years, but by disposition is wisdom acquired." 

Class Sec't 2 

Glee Club 2 

Jr. Varsity Hockev 2 

Jr. Varsity Volleyball 1 

Jr. Varsitv Basketball 2 

Commercial Club 1, 2 

Home Ec. Club 1, 2 

Paper 1, 2 

Social Relations Coram. 

Samadra 1 

Castellan 2 

May Princess 2 

One of the most efficient typists at the Seminary, Betty can 
always be counted upon for help with those last-minute typing 
assignments. This sweet little Eastern Shore lass is very de- 
pendable in other matters, too. Her favorite pastimes are 
reading, dancing, and sports. Betty has proven herself an asset 
to her class. She is well liked by all her classmates, and her 
ready smile and good-natured disposition will always keep 
her right up there on top. 


BETSY GENE PARLETT, Treasurer "Pete' 

"Friends depart, and memory takes them 
To her caverns, pure and deep." 

Lovable "Pete," with her infectious laughter ringing out 
often in the halls, is one of our gay members. Her sound 
advice and fine character have won our respect wholeheart- 
edly. She plans to attend college here majoring in liberal arts. 
We know she will succeed in whatever follows college because 
of her obvious success at St. Mary's. 

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"Co-operation is the essence of success" 

Glee Club 2 

Varsity Basketball 2 (time) 
Varsity Hockey 2 (score) 
Samadra 2 

Party Planning 
Paper 2 
Castellan 2 

Though this is her first year with us, Andy in her quiet way 
has added a great deal to our class. She is always ready to 
help any way she can and still be in the midst of all the fun. 
Whether she is drawing for the school paper or making a 
neat dress or blouse in Home Economics, her creative mind 
and fingers always bring about a prized product. Her patience 
and friendly personality alone will make Andy a success wher- 
ever she goes. Her return to St. Mary's next year will be 
welcomed bv all. 



"Live and let live. 1 

Glee Club 2 

Jr. Varsity Hockey 2 

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Samadra 2 

Gay, who is as vibrant as her name, joined the ranks of the 
Sophomores as of this year. She aspires to be a nurse after 
graduating from the high school division of the Seminary. 
We're sure that with her ever helpful attitude, Gay will prove 
to be a good nurse. We wonder if she has an ulterior motive 
in her career. Maybe she just wants to be the perfect little 
mother. How about it, Gay? 

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"Live, love, and learn, for who knows what 
tomorrow may bring." 

Student Council 2 
Glee Club 1, 2 
Samadra 1 
French Club 1 
Assembly Comm. 2 

King's Daughters Comm. 1 
A. A. Board 2 
Castellan 2 

Brew's beaming again! We're betting that the Eastern Shore 
mail was heavy today. All the Sem-Fems know about that 
guy named Jack back in St. Michaels. We think he's very 
lucky in having a gal like Brew for a steady. This Sem-Fem 
has shown us that she knows how to combine scholastics with 
a well-rounded social life. A conscientious student — a loyal 
friend — a credit to S.M.S. — that's our Brew. 




'Loads of fun and sweet as ran be." 

Cheerleader 1, 2 

Jr. Varsity Hockey 2 

Samadra 2 

Jr. Varsitv Volleyball 1 

Home Ec. Club 1, 2 
A. A. Board 2 
Glee Club 1, 2 

Who's the gal with the cute grin on her face? You guessed 
right. It's Betsy! Whether she's cheering her heart out for 
the St. Mary's team or making friends at Maryland U., she's 
full of vim, vigor, and vitality. However, she never loses that 
calmness that will be such a great asset in her nurse's training. 
Luck to you, Betsy; judging from your past, a good future is 
in store. 


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''Powder your face with sunshine and smile, smile, smile." 

Student Council 1 
Court 1 
Glee Club 1, 2 
Samadra 1, 2 

Artist and Lecture Comm. 2 
French Club 1 

Kitty Dallam, our vivacious blonde, is determined that her 
constant work at the typewriter shall not be in vain. She's 
going to business college and enter the business world to make 
some person a very capable secretary. Kitty has proven to the 
class that you can have talent hidden under what appears to 
be a very subtle countenance. In her Sophomore year she took 
lessons and began to cultivate a very lovely voice. We know 
that wherever she goes her sunny smile will carry her through 
to success. 




"A ray of sunshine is a gleam of hope." 

If you happened to be walking down the hall of the Sem- 
inary and heard a voice crying, "Yea, Navy!" there would be 
little doubt as to the identity of that voice. It's the girl with 
the dimples and the big broad smile, a description which the 
Sem-Fems feel could only fit Elsie. Although she didn't come 
to the Seminary until the second semester of this year, she 
lost no time in gaining the reputation of being a true friend 
to all. Elsie, being a Navy junior, isn't sure where she'll be 
next year, but she thinks her destination will be California. 
Wherever she goes we know her radiant smile and warm per- 
sonality will carry her through to success. 

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'Everlasting giggle and a lovely face. 

Glee Club 1 

Varsity Volleyball 1 

French Club 1 

Social Calendar Comm. 1 

A. A. Board 1, 2 

May Day 1 

Jr. Varsity Softball 

Samadra 1, 2 

Here comes Barbara, down the hall laughing and rolling 
those big hazel eyes. There's never a dull moment when she's 
around. Her wit and friendliness go together to make her 
one of the sweetest in the class. Everyone is going to miss you 
oodles next year, Bobbie, but never will you be forgotten. 




"Life is a dream 
Sprinkled with men. 

Glee Club 1 , 2 
Commercial Club 1, 2 
Samadra 1, 2 
Paper 1, 2 

Castellan 2 
Panel Board 2 

The Sophomore Class is well represented with out-of-state 
girls. From the Hoosier State we have Carolyn Jackson. This 
cute brunette is stage struck, but she has decided not to choose 
an acting career, since it often ends in so many disappoint- 
ments. Indiana University is her destination for her next few 
years of college. She wants to major in Journalism and be- 
come a fashion editor. We know that a gal overbrimming with 
as much talent as "Jackie" just couldn't miss. 


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"Every cloud must have a silver lining." 

Glee Club 1, 2 Samadra 2 

Jr. Varsitv Hockey 2 
Home Ec. Club 1 , 2 

A glimpse into Ginks' room will soon tell you what the love 
of her life is. Everywhere one sees pictures of beautiful horses. 
Perhaps this is only natural since she is a true farm girl. Sum- 
mer vacations find Ginks at her father's farm living the rugged 
life, but she tells us she is wild about it! Besides her farm 
experience, Ginks can tell you many interesting things about 
life in Mexico, where she lived for two years. Although her 
plans lor the future are indefinite, there is a possibility that 
she may return to S.M.S. next year. Whatever you decide, 
Ginks, here's wishing you lots of luck. You deserve the best! 




"Paradise and the Eastern Shore are one!" 

Jr. Varsity Volleyball 1 Samadra 1, 2 

Jr. Varsitv Hockey 2 Paper 1, 2 

Jr. Varsity Softball 1 Castellan 1, 2 

Social Relations Comm. 2 
Commercial Club 1, 2 

From Salisbury hails that ever-spirited Sem-Fem who is 
always ready to help a Soph in need. When it comes to a 
goal-keeper in field hockey, she can't be beat. Her ambitious 
attitude makes her shine in commercial studies. She intends 
to continue at the Seminary, where she will be a Home Eco- 
nomics major. A brief glimpse of Jean's life at the Seminary 
shows us that she possesses a magnetic personality and a mis- 
chievous mind which go together to make her a wonderful 
person to know. 

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'A little consideration, a little thought for others, 
makes all the difference!" 

Glee Club 1, 2 
Samadra 1, 2 
French Club 1, ' 

Paper 2 
Castellan 2 

Ellic's unique personality is almost hidden by her quiet 
ways. She's always ready to lend a helping hand — whether 
to whip up a play for the class or to complete what some 
would consider the impossible. Her loyalty to St. Mary's will 
be further displayed by her return next year as a liberal arts 
student. You will be successful in whatever you attempt; so, 
good luck. Ellie! 




"Laugh and the world laughs with you. 

Varsity Basketball 2 
Varsity Hockev 2 
French Club 1 

Paper 1, 2 

Jr. Varsity Hockev 3 

"Pin," with a rollicking laugh and subtle sense of humor, 
has added many gay memories to our class history. She'.: 
short, blonde, and excels in hockey and basketball. She in- 
tends to put this ability to good use as a Physical Education 
major. Through her shining personality, she has made many 
lasting friends. She will be remembered in the hearts of her 
classmates as a true and worthy Sem-Fem. 


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"She danced herself through life: 


Cheerleader 2 
Samadra 2 

Carefree, friendly, and cute desrribes this gal from the 
mountains of Oakland. Although she has only been with our 
class for one year, her talents and friendship have readily hern 
welcomed by all. She enjoys literature, swimming and above 
all, dancing. Barb's devilish pranks and habit of quoting 
others makes her the life of any party. After two additional 
years at the Seminary, Barb intends to become a dancing 
teacher. With her light heart and dancing feet, this petite 
brunette will reach the top. 




'Intelligence >>u! In good use, calm that is never ruffled, 
ii sense of humor always ready." 

! 11 ladra 1 , 1 

i h Cub 1 

Paoer 1 , 2 

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l: il is oui peppy redhead who is always up io the minute 
on her reading and current events. Her fondness of turtles, 
Canada, and Pat Flowers' Rythym Boys show us her con- 
trasting nature. Her favorite pastimes an- explaining her de- 
t st lor math and convincing us that Detroit is close to heaven. 
Eeth's near future will be spent at tin Si mihary preparing to 
heroine a commercial artist. Beth's jovial character and fine 
artistic ability will never be forgotten. 



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'Remember this — that very little is needed to make a 
happy life." 

Class Pres. 1 

Student Council 1, 2 

Samadra 1 

French Club 1 

King's Daughter's Comm. 2 

Social Calendar 2 

A. A. Board 2 

Artist and Lecture Comm. 1 

May Princess 2 

"Rue" is a lovable lass who has contributed a great deal 
to the functions and activities at St. Mary's. Many people, 
before too many years have passed, will come into contact 
with her patience and lingering cheerfulness because she in- 
tends to enter the field of nursing. Her skill and knowledge 
in science and her interest in people will make certain her 
success with her career. 




"Be calm, don't get excited. 
It's bound to happen. It's fate!" 

Samadra 2 
Castellan 2 

Beverly Sewell, the lively brownette that entered our class 
in '48, is the quiet, demure gal of the class. Always helpful, 
Beverly soon made many friends. She also proved that study- 
ing puts one on the honor roll. She excels in Sociology and 
would like to continue her education in that field, although 
everything points toward a business world for her. She plans 
on attending St. Mary's for the next two years, after which 
she will go into secretarial work. How could she help but 
succeed? It's fate. 

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"Oh, you flavor everything; you are the vanilla of society." 

Glee Club 1 
Aquacade 1 
Samadra 1 

A. A. Board 2 
Paper 2 

"Grade," fun-loving, ever-smiling, is the life of every 
party. No one could ever forget her sparkling personality and 
friendliness. We know she will make friends at American 
University, majoring in liberal arts, as she has here. 






est good enough?'' 

Samadra 1, 2 

Paper 1, 2 

French Club 1, 2, Vice-Pres. 2 

Castellan 1, 2 
Social Relations 

Let me introduce you to the lawyer of our class. Maybe 
we'd better add that she doesn't have her degree yet, but only 
a few years of college stand in the way. With June's intelli- 
gence and determination, that isn't a great obstacle at all. In 
her two years at the Seminary she has won an academic 
standing worthy of the highest praise. Her classmates know 
her for what she is — a dependable and loyal Soph, destined 
to go places! 



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Most Popular Olivene Taft 

Contributed Most to the School Elisabeth Parlett 

Most Poised Olivene Taft 

Best Dressed Olivene Taft 

Most Vivacious Gertrude Horsmon 

Most Diplomatic Elisabeth Parlett 

Most Studious Beverly Sewell 

Best Dancer Barbara Pollock 

Most Likely To Succeed June Weiner 

Most Creative Beth Proutt 

Prettiest Olivene Taft 

Most Industrious... Jean Morris 

Best Figure Betty Chandler 

Most Athletic Gertrude Horsmon 

Best Sense of Humor Elisabeth Parlett 

Most Y ersatile Gertrude Horsmon 

Most Musical June Weiner 

Most Courteous Betty Resh 

Best Personality Olivene Taft 

Best Groomed Hair Barbara Pollock 

Most Mischievous Mary Lou Pindcr 

Most Sincere Eleanor Palmer 

Best Actress Carolyn Jackson 

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Bv Eleanor Palmer; Emily Jean Morris 


The Sophomores aren't the most talked about girls 
in school for nothing! We are in on everything at St. 
Mary's and we feel a marked responsibility and love 
toward our school. But it took time, even for us, to get 
used to it! 

Twenty little Freshmen, we came to St. Mary's on 
September 7. 1947. We remember being introduced to 
our roommates and Big Sisters, and feeling so new! We 
registered, being sold on certain weird courses such as 
chemistry. At the pajama party that night we were 
exposed to each other and to "Temptation." We went 
to bed thinking of new friends and feeling a little less 

The freshmen duly elected Betty Resh class presi- 
dent. Tilla Pardini became vice president, Gertrude 
Horsmon. secretary, and Jean Burkes, treasurer. Our 
efficient class officers, coupled with Miss White, who 
piloted us through the year as class sponsor, helped us 
become the enthusiastic, school-spirited group that we 

"Make Mine Music" was the theme that put us all 
in the mood to enjoy the first school dance of the year. 
It was the Fall Prom, given by the A A, and our class 
will never forget it. 

As Freshmen, we made some contributions ourselves! 
At the Christmas banquet, Jean Morris and Charlotte 
Stanton gave a dialogue about the spirit of Christmas. 
The whole class took part in the candle-light service 
given for King's Daughters. Our other King's Daugh- 
ters program brought forth the significance of the Cross 
in a short play. The timely assembly program we gave 
in January made the school Polio conscious when we 
discussed the history, purpose and accomplishments of 
the March of Dimes. 

The "lowest classmen" were well represented in the 
three one-act plays given bv Samadra in November. The 
lead in "At the Junction" was capably handled by 
Bitty Resh. Kitty Dallam, June Wciner and Beth 
Proutt were cute in their character parts in "Home to 
Mother." They were well-cast! The same was said for 
Jean Morris and Jewel Meaehcr, who together stole the 
show in "So Wonderful in White." 

One of our most noteworthv Freshmen projects was 
our exclusive uiformal dance, given in lanuarv and held 
in an enclosed half of the gvm. The decorations, carry- 
ing out theme of "Dance. Ballerina. Dance" gave evi- 
dence of the i reat've ability ^nd resourcefulness which 
abounded in the Freshmen Class. Charlotte Hall, the 
Naval Base, and certain boys from Home helped to 
make the dance a success. 

Exams, following hard upon, took their toll of Fresh- 
men vitality, but Carolvn Jackson. Yolanda Kaiser, and 
Alice Thompson arrived to strengthen the ranks for the 
new semester, 

.'.ports' The Freshmen had their hearts in every 
game, whether it was hoi key, volleyball, tennis, or a 

quick hand of bridge with Thada in the smoker. We 
held our own among the other classes, as witness Ger- 
trude Horsmon, who made varsity basketball. She, Mary 
Lou Pinder, and Amie Southall were a fast trio of for- 
wards on the class team, with Betty Chandler, Carolyn 
Jackson, Yolanda Kaiser and Lou Brewster guarding the 
other basket. 

Oh, Thomas C-a-r-1-i-s-l-e! Gertrude Horsmon and 
Amie Southall were elected to read a story each, of their 
own choice, in the annual Speech Arts contest. We re- 
gretted that Dorothy Parker's "The Little Hours" was 
too long, but we were proud of our raconteurs never- 

We had a poet and two song-writers in our midst, as 
we learned when Olivene Taft's poem was accepted for 
the National Poetry Anthology, and when Jewel and 
Bert wrote our class song. 

The Freshmen and the rest of the school conquered 
Spring Fever in order to plunge into preparations for 
May Day. the highspot of the year at St. Mary's. We 
helped paint backdrops illustrating the Foxhunt theme, 
and Barbara Gray rehearsed her part as hunt master in 
the excellent modern dance presentation. When rainy 
May 1 arrived, we proudly watched Olivene Taft, the 
prettiest princess in the May Court, walk in a straight 
line to her seat. 

Dressed in white, we attended the AA banquet and 
shared in the pleasure of those who received athletic 
awards-including, of course, the recognition given to 
Lou Brewster and Charlotte Stanton, who had piled up a 
fantastic number of walking points. We also shared Miss 
France's sorrow on leaving St. Mary's after twenty-five 
years of active service. As we listened to her talk about 
her experiences here, we realized that we were on the 
brink of two eras at St. Mary's, one to gain inspiration 
and support from the other. 

Graduation wasn't for the Freshmen, but we took a 
vicarious interest in it, and drew a considerable number 
of honors. June Wciner and Jewel Meagher were men- 
tioned as having the two highest scholastic records in 
our class. Betty Chandler received a typing award, and 
the shorthand prize went to Carolyn Jackson. The thrill 
of "Capping" and pride and nostalgia of Baccalaureate 
and Graduation services still with us. we looked over our 
shoulders and decided nothing remained to be done at 
St. Mary's. Thus the Freshmen departed, memories of 
our wonderful school mingling with happy thoughts for 
the summer. 

Before we knew it, thoughts of the summer were 
memories, and here we were again, complete with Li'l 
Sisters, the Thada Rag (sometimes known as 12th 
Street ) . and more of last year's Einstcins. We looked 
forward to an exciting year and many improvements 
under our new president. Miss Russell, whom we greatly 
admired from the start. And as for our new faculty — 


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We fell into our exalted position as Sophomores 
easily, with Olivene Taft as class president. In that 
office, Olivene has since proven herself, to borrow a 
term, "terrific!" Gertrude Horsmon, vice-president, 
Betty Chandler, secretary, and Betsy Parlett, treasurer, 
our other officers, have also been on the ball with week- 
end meetings, minutes, and class funds. 

We welcomed four new members to the class — Ann 
Blackwell, Barbara Pollock. Gay Blackwell, and Beverly 
Sewell. Ann gave a clever monologue at the new girls' 
program, and our talented Barbara tap-danced. Bevci Iv. 
at the AA picnic, gave a moving performance in the 
title role of "Who Killed Cock Robin." our nursery 
rhyme skit. 

The new year under way. we distinguished ourselves 
early by winning the hockey tournament. Our sports 
enthusiasts, Bert Horsmon, Mary Lou Pinder, and Pete 
Parlett kept the Sophs in the limelight with their play- 
ing on varsity basketball. With the same class team as 
before, we took second place in the intramural games, 
after beating the Juniors 24-21. The cheerleaders, 
bigger and better this year, boasted two cute Sopho- 
mores, Barbara Pollock and Betsy Briscoe. 

An important date to the school at large was October 
2, Miss Russell's birthday. For us, the date held a 
double meaning; it was also Miss Noland's birthday, and 
we celebrated twice as much as the rest of the school. 
Miss Noland, as the Sophomores proudly tell, is our 
ingenious sponsor! 

A triumph scored! We staunchly fought the battle 
against outmoded tradition at S.M.S. in the incident 
of the class rings. Change, desired by the futuristic 
Soph, was protested by the staid old Seniors, who fa- 
vored the old style. Victory ultimately fell to the jubi- 
lant Sophomores, who now sport good-looking rectangu- 
lar models, symbolic of a new era at S.M.S. 

The Sophomore-Senior bazaar, a project demanding 
the utmost co-operation between the graduating classes, 
was a true success; a very good time was had by all. 
The food and entertainment committees, outdid them- 
selves to make this possible. A high point of the eve- 
ning was our own Santa Claus, Jean Morris. 

Kitty Dallam, perfect in her lavender robes as the 
Virgin Mary, sang "A Cradle Song of the Blessed Vir- 
gin" in the Christmas Pageant. June Wcincr and Jean 
Morris helped complete the picture as Wise Men. In the 
present-day scene, Barbara Pollock represented Russia. 
Kitty also sang a solo in Miss Gay's program, "Gesu 

Beth Proutt and Bert Horsmon adapted the story, 
"A Bird's Christmas Carol" for our skit at the Christmas 
banquet. Every Sophomore participated, putting on a 
hilarious, twelve-minute entertainment. Christmas vaca- 
tion gave us a chance to help spread the season's cheer 
and renew old acquaintances, and we returned with New 

Year's resolutions, which in sonic {.i^s. rewarded us 
during exams. Sue Ann Meyers, from Houston, joined 
us at this time. 

Miss Clutts gave us TIME tests somewhere in here, 
and Beth (nose for news) Proutt emerged at the top 
of the list for the high school floor. 

Miss Russell complimented us on the King's Daugh- 
ters play we put on in February, written by Eleanor 
Palmer. Encouraged, we decided to improve on it for 
our March assembly program. 

Now, on the last lap before college or careers, we 
anticipate a busv Spring season leading up to exams — 
and Graduation. Samadra's "old time mellerdrammer." 
Only an Orphan Girl featured Carolyn Jackson as the 
scheming widder and June Weiner as the hero's mother. 
Barbara Pollock was stage manager for the production 
and Lou Brewster was in charge of lighting. 

Softball and swimming are around the corner. With 
luck and their old batting averages, our home-run kings, 
Jean Morris and Gertrude Horsmon, should have put 
us on top for the intramural games. Junior life-saver 
Gay Blackwell spent every waking moment in the water. 
(Sure she went to classes. We said waking moment.) 
We saw her and a few other Sophs taking part in the 
aquacade. Grace Thada, the AA board member in 
charge of boating, gave boating tests and instructions., 

A tradition at S.M.S. is the breathless delay before 
May Day festivities when the Court, dancers, and on- 
lookers await the arrival of our Apple Blossom repre- 
sentative from Winchester. This year, the first cheers 
and applause showered on Olivene Taft, who, as our 
princess at that festival, was Maid of Honor on the 
May Court. We elected two very attractive Bettys, 
Betty Resh and Betty Chandler, as our princesses on the 
court. Barbara Gray conducted modern dance classes 
for those interested in participating in the May Day 
program, and she helped arrange the dance, an "under- 
water ballet." 

Still relying on the old maxim, "History repeats it- 
self," we predict no let-up on such customs as rising 
at the breakfast bell, that "flying leap," mail from Char- 
lotte Hall and a few other places, after-hour congre- 
gating, and the bitter feuds in the vicinity of the tele- 
phone booth. 

All this, and much more will be remembered by every 
Sophomore long after Graduation. Seated on the stage, 
stifling and impatient in our gray gowns, we will rise 
to receive gratefully our diplomas, well-earned symbols 
of preparation for life or higher learning. Feeling more 
than ever the priceless value of our two years at St. 
Marv's we will say good-by to teachers, friends, and 
classmates, some to return as Juniors in the Fall, and 
some not to be seen again until Alumnae weekend next 

Lots of luck to everv one of our classmates! 

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We, the Sophomore Class of St. Mary's Seminary, 
being of sturdy strueture and constructive mind, do 
hereby bequeath in our own fashion our LAST WILL 

To Saint Mary's Female Seminary we leave a fire- 
man pole to help all late risers to breakfast. 

To the Smoker we leave a telephone all its own. 

I, Barbara Anne Gray, will my backbending ability to 
Barbara Gclston; and my long legs to my little sis. Gail 

I, Carroll Elizabeth Proutt. will my Northerner's 
viewpoint of the Civil War to Lacy Rees; and my love 
of smooth music and jazz to Barbara Gelston. 

I, Elizabeth Gene Parlett, will my sweet Yankee tem- 
perament and the $100,000 from my piggy bank to my 
roommate. Lacy Rees; and my naturally curly hair to 
Barbara Gelston. 

I, Elizabeth Worthington Br'scoe. will my business- 
like manners to Gail Teese ; and my Southern-Maryland 
accent to my little sis, Lacy Rees, to accompany her 
Mississippi drawl. 

I, Ellen Gertrude Horsmon, bequeath my athletic 
leadership to Dianne Rutan in the hope that she may 
have as much fun as I did. To Elizabeth Turner, my 
adopted "li'l sis," I will my lucky 98's in Physics; and 
to Charlotte Stanton, my part interest in the Great Mills 
Basketball team. 

my height to Elizabeth Tur- 
pcrsonality to Lacy Rees. 
Dallam, being of questionable 
the upstairs practice room of 

I, Mary Lou Pinder, 
ner: and my quiet (?) 

I, Catherine Shaw 
mind and intelligence, 

the Music Hall on Sundays to Dianne Rutan; to Paloma 
Castro-Leal, mv pictures of Glenn Ford to swoon over 
every time she looks at them, as I do; and to Joan Ben- 
nett, my abilitv to study (?), especially French! 

I, Eleanor Ashman Palmer, leave my attempted self- 
control at Lawrence Olivier movies for Mary Louise 
Bratt to be us-d for the same purpose; and to Catherine 
Cooksey my ability to "lord" it over any incoming Fresh- 
men of her choice. 

I, Catherine Cynthia Jackson, do hereby will my half 
of our double bed to Barbara Gelston, my roommate. 
(Naturally!) To Elizabeth Wetherill. I will my little 
acting ability to add to what she already has; to Joan 
Bennett, my "bohemian"; and to Alice Thompson, all 
the Speedway correspondents she can find time to write. 

I, Grace Augusta Thada, will to my roommate, Joan 
Bennett, my vivaciousness and my two little kittens; 
also, to Alice Thompson, 1 will mv "I Can't Get 

I, Yolanda Emily Kaiser, will to my sweet room- 
mate, Alice Thompson, a certain party very closely re- 
lated to me; to Paloma Castro-Leal my earrings for 
pierced ears; and to Joan Bennett, my ability to play 

I, Barbara Ann Pollock, will my love for classical 
music to Barbara Gelston; my love for the mountains 
to Catherine Cooksey; my waistline (?) to Gail Teese; 
and my patience with "Yankees" to Lacy Rees. 

I, Ann Gordon Blackwell, will my trips to the In- 
firmary after "lights out" to Catherine Cooksey; and 
my knack for losing things to Charlotte Stanton. 

I. Emily Jean Morris, will my ability to get along with 
"Tommy" to Catherine Cooksey; my love for the shore 
and ghost lights to my roommate, Charlotte Stanton 
(who just loves mountains) ; and my ability to change 
my room around to Barbara Gelston. 

I. Beverly Sewell, leave my "engagement ring" to 
Catherine Cooksey; and my ability to remain true to 
Western Maryland guys to Dianne Rutan. 

I, June Lorraine Weiner, will my ability to get to 
breakfast on time to Mary Louise Bratt; and my music 
ability to Alice Thompson; and my squirrel jacket to 
Elizabeth Wetherill. 

I, Elizabeth Carroll Chandler, will all my funny ex- 
periences and good times at C.H.M.A. to every incoming 
Sophomore : and my ability to keep men in hand to 
Dianne Rutan and Paloma Castro-Leal. 

I, Olivcne Harman Taft, will my French "intelli- 
gence" to Elizabeth Turner; to my little sis, Barbara 
Gelston. my ability to go steady with one fellow. 

I, Gay Robertson Blackwell, will my pink sweater to 
my roommate, Mary Louise Bratt, who has already worn 
it enough to be able to claim it. 

I, Norma Lou Brewster, will all my Saturday night 
phone calls to my little sis, Elizabeth Wetherill; and 
my ability to play football to Barbara Gelston. 

I, Betty LaRuc Resh, would like to will Dianne Rutan 
my many (?) beaux; and all my Modern Romance 
magazines to Mary Louise Bratt. 

In witness whereof, we hereunto subscribe our seal 
this sixth day of June. 1949, at the city (?) of St. 
Mary's in the County of St. Mary's in the State of 

Witnessed by: 



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It is the year 1949: the place. St. Mary's Seminary- 
Junior College, St. Mary's City, Maryland. As is typi- 
cal of St. Mary's, there is a large group of girls gathered 
in the sitting room. As we, Gertrude Horsmon, Betty 
Resh, and Barbara Gray, look closer, we find they are 
all Sophomores. In their midst we see a dark and 
colorful figure. Upon inquiring, we discover she is 
Madame Zahangaria, who is predicting the future of 
each Sophomore of '49. Late as usual, we sit down and 
join our fellow classmates. The low enchanting voice 
of Madame gallon garia drifts out over the group: 

"In my crystal ball I see the president of the Sopho- 
more Class of 1949, Olivine Taft, looking skeptically 
around a bare room. Aided by a pencil and pad. she 
jots down quick notes. It seems she is an interior deco- 
rator designing for her own house, the Mattingly home- 
stead. The vision fades . . . Ah, I have another one. 
What is it? I sec a ball: no, a bat; no, no. Still a ball. 
It's Gertrude ("Bert") Horsmon, the Vice President of 
the Sophomore Class. As has always been her desire, she 
is teaching Physical Education at St. Mary's Junior 
College. She boasts a state championship basketball 
team for three years in succession. Again the vision 
fades. . . . Now there is ice : there is snow . . . endless 
miles of snow. I see an igloo and two people. Looking 
more closely, I recognize one as the former Betty Resh 
and the other as John Gitt. Mr. Gitt is serving as a 
geophysicist, and Mrs. Gitt is nursing Eskimos back to 
health after a flu epidemic. . . . But now I see a 
woman clad in white. She is walking up and down 
a long hall paging the famous pediatrician, Dr. Gray. 
It is Elizabeth Briscoe, now a registered nurse. I hear 
footsteps and a tall, charming lady enters hurriedly. 
Giving orders to her subordinates, she passes through a 
door marked. Private, Dr. Barbara Gray, M.D. Also 
serving under Dr. Gray is the capable nurse. Gay Black- 
well. . . . Now I see nothing. My crystal ball is blurred. 
But wait — I can see a crowd of people. I see men, ah. 
loads of men standing in a circle talking. There seems 
to be someone else there, someone attracting their at- 
tention. I look and — ah ha! ... it is Carolyn Jackson, 
on vacation and up to her old tricks again. . . . The 
vision fades but returns very quickly and I see maga- 
zines; scores and scores of magazines. There is Charm, 
Bazaar, Seventeen, Mademoiselle, Harper's, Vogue, 
McCaU's and many others. These are all in the collec- 
tion of Beth Proutt, who has at some time in her field 
of fashion-designing, had experience with all these pe- 
riodicals. . . . Blotting out the scene, I see a large build- 
ing. I believe it is Carnegie Hall. On the billboard, I 
notice the feature attraction is Catherine Shaw Dallam, 
soprano, accompanied by that brilliant young pianist. 
June Weiner. There is a larger crowd present tonight 
than ever before in the history of Carnegie Hall. . . . 
The vision is fading and I see a boardwalk of a large 
ocean resort. It is Ocean City, New Jersey. A tall, 
dark, broad-shouldered man is leaning towards a short, 
blonde girl in a two-piece bathing suit. There is such a 
contrast in heights. The girl is laughing very much — 
she doesn't seem to be able to stop. Oh, yes! It is Mary 

Lou Pinder, now a swimming instructor at Ocean City. 
This seems to be one of her leisure moments. ... I 
can't see what is happening now. There seems to be 
something blotting out this scene. I see a petite, prett) 
dark-haired girl in a pale, blue marquisette ballerina 
dress. It is almost white. She holds in her arms a 
bouquet of Talisman roses and is smiling at a clean cut 
young man beside her. Mrs. E. Townsend Tibbetts, the 
former Barbara Pollock, has just presented a most in- 
spiring opening performance. Miss Pollock, after years 
of study, is starring in the beautiful ballet. Swan Lake. 
Seated in the audience I find another graduate of the 
Sophomore Class of '49. It is Eleanor Palmer, who is re- 
viewing Miss Pollock's performance. She has alwj\, 
had a talent for writing and is now a successful news- 
paperwoman. . . . Now I see a large green pastuie sur- 
rounded by a newly painted fence. In this field, there 
are many horses, including the Kentucky Derby winner, 
Faraway. His owner, Yolanda Kaiser, is making horses 
a business as well as a hobby. . . . Now I see a type- 
writer with fingers fairly flying over the keys. Glancing 
up to the face, I recognize Jean Morris, still employed 
as a secretary in her father's wholesale candy business. 
The vision fades. ... I see little children. There are lots 
of little boys and girls sitting quietly (?) in their seats. 
At the front of the room is Ann Blackwell, who is teach- 
ing kindergarten in Baltimore. There is a lady walking 
in the door, now speaking to Miss Blackwell. She is the 
former Beverly Sewell, who has a daughter attending 
this school. . . . The next scene takes place in the din- 
ing room of the Ruark's Hotel, Ocean City, Maryland. 
There are many people eating dinner and I notice that 
the waitresses are particularly attractive. For a moment, 
I failed to recognize one as Betty Chandler, another 
member of the Sophomore Class. Noticing the people 
there, I see the former Norma Lou Brewster, on vacation 
with her husband, Jack Messick. Lou is a laboratory 
technician when the Messick household does not require 
her complete attention. 

Glancing through the window I see a new Ford 
swiftly advancing down the street. The top is made 
almost entirely of glass, there are only three wheels and 
the body is very low to the ground. Driving it is Elisa- 
beth Parlett. The strong relationship between father 
and daughter has made her part owner of Parlett-Ford 
Motor Company. Ellicott City, Maryland. The scene 
fades out ... I see a lovely white mansion with a 
sparkling blue river in the background. A smart, slim 
lady in riding outfit walks toward the modern stables. It 
is Grace Thada, now mistress of the Charles Place, 
Charles County, Maryland. . . . Everything seems to 
black out now. But vou can see the Sophomores of '49 
are all a success. They all are carrying on the good 
work begun at St. Mary's." 

Yes, Madame Z anan garia is right. This class can al- 
ways be remembered for its members' individual 
achievements; but more so, for the great spirit of co- 
operation which made for outstanding group achieve- 
ments in their two years at St. Mary's. 


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"Quality, not quantity" might well be the motto of 
this year's freshmen class, for the membership totals a 
meager twelve. 

Starting out new and small, the green freshmen have 
participated in each and every activity. Although in 
intramural hockey and basketball they have taken fourth 
place, it cannot be said that the freshmen were not in 
there fighting all the way. The hockey team was com- 
posed of Stanton. Rees, Castro-Leal, Wethcrill, Rutan, 
Cooksey, Bratt, Geltson, and Turner, with Joan Michael 
a very capable and spirited captain. On the basketball 
tr.un. Bratt. Tcese. and Turner served as forwards. 
Stanton, Wethcrill, Cooksey, and Reese were guards. 
Dianne Rutan, one of the school's outstanding guards, 
was the captain. 

On the varsity basketball team. Diann:" Rutan and 
Charlotte Stanton have shown their abilities and un- 
doubtedly other freshmen will turn up on the varsities 
of the spring sports. 

In the Samadra Club's fall production "Ladies in 
Retirement," there were four representatives from the 
Freshmen Class — Bctsv Wethcrill, Mary Louise Bratt, 
Bobbie Gelston, and Betty Turner. "Only An Orphan 

Girl" had two Freshmen, Lacy Rees and Betsy Weth- 
crill. performing. 

For the first semester Joan Michael was the president 
of the Freshmen Class. Charlotte Stanton, the vice 
president, took over in February. Other officers are: 
Secretary, Alice Thompson; Treasurer, Lacy Rees; His- 
torians, Gail Terse and Betty Turner. The class sponsor 
is Miss Bernice Gay, director of the music department. 

The Freshmen skits, such as the "Look to This Day" 
skit by Joan Michael, given at the Christmas banquet, 
plus the "Truth or You've Had It" assembly by Gail 
Teese and Betty Turner, prove that when given oppor- 
tunities the freshmen class will show their stuff, which is 
top-merit. "Look to This Day" proved that the class 
has a serious as well as a humorous side, the latter of 
which was well illustrated by the Murphy's Mellow 
Mush Juice "Truth or You've Had It" program. 

To be their princess in the May Day Festivities, the 
Freshmen Class elected Catherine Cooksey, a praise- 
worthy representative. 

We hope that next year the Freshmen Class will con- 
tinue on in the direction toward which the present class 
has been striving in this year, 1948-49. 


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(Standing) Stone, Munson, Parks, Robinson, Waesche, Lewis, Mumford, Davis 

(Seated) Lynch, Rickert, Russell, Dean, Robertson, Claypoole, Wiles 

(Foreground) Friend, Weaver 

/junior \~-lciS5 

With the invaluable aid of our class sponsor. Miss 
Clutts, and the capable leadership of our president, 
Laura Jo Muessen, we, the Junior Class, undertook our 
tasks with confidence and success. 

Our first King's Daughters program November 7 
consisted of talks on the Bible which proved very infor- 

Our Christmas skit, and original play written by our 
president Laura Jo Muessen, and our secretary Jerald- 
ine Rickert. while not the winner was an excellent one 
and well portrayed by the class. 

Our next program March 9, was an assembly, the 
idea for which came from a P.-T.A. meeting at the 
Patuxent Naval Base. The subject being a fairy tale 
enacted as if by children. It proved a great success. 

Now, for the field of sports. In Varsity field hockey, 
the members representing the Junior Class were, Joyce 

Busic, Laura Jo Muessen, Jeraldine Rickert, Mary June 
Robertson, and Norma Weaver. Representing the Jun- 
iors in Varsity basketball were Joyce Busic, Laura Jo 
Muessen, Jeraldine Rickert, Bertha Stone, and Norma 

Not only did the Junior class excel in sports, but it 
shows scholastically as well. 

Two of our classmates are members of the A. A. 
Board: Jeraldine Rickert and Mary Jane Wiles. Also, 
on the S.F.G.A. our very able representatives are Ann 
Lewis, Mary Lou Mumford. Jo Anne Mumson and 
Jeraldine Rickert. 

Juniors to find themselves on the honor roll after first 
semester were: Ann Lewis, Laura Joe Muessen. Mary 
Lou Mumford, and Joanne Munson. 

May Day! The day that is close to every Sem-Fem. 
was especially close to Joyce Dawn Busic who repre- 

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sented the class as Junior May Princess. 

The Speech Arts contest was in the form of competi- 
tive deliverance of one-act plays. 

The event most remembered by the Sem-Fems is a 
gathering in which all of us are present. It was the tra- 
ditional party sponsored each year for the Seniors by the 
Juniors and it was especially enjoyed by all this year. 

As the year drew to a close the Juniors made plans 
for an early arising in order to pick the daisies for the 
daisy chain which this year formed the numerals 1949. 

Upon receiving our caps at graduation from the 
Seniors, we each resolved to make our Senior year as 
successful as that of our predecessors. 



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It is with regret that I relinquish my post as council 
president, for I have enjoyed my office. In the year 
that has elapsed, we have experienced crowded days 
of counsel and action of vital interest and consequence 
to each of us. During these ten months at Saint Mary's, 
our lives have been filled with significant and maturing 
experiences which were not only supplied by the situa- 
tion in which we found ourselves, but also by our own 
ability to show that we were capable of living up to the 
standards which we created. By mature judgment and 
comprehensive thought we, as students, have succeeded 
in surmounting many of the problems which may have 
thwarted a less cooperative student body. 

May I offer my sincere gratitude and appreciation foi 
a fine year, impossible without the effort of everyone, 
along with my best wishes and good luck to my suc- 
cessor. May she enjoy a year as pleasant! 


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( Back ) Brewster, Lewis, Turner, Parks, Rutan, Turner, Stone 
Robinson, Cooksey, Myers, Mumford, Thomas. 

(Second) Russell, Waesche, Muessen, Dean, Baumann. Dal- 
lam, Blackwell, Kaiser, Dixon. 

i First ) Gelston, Briscoe, Parlett, Rees, Weaver. Rickert, Hors- 
i iic in, Blackwell, Jackson, Wiles. 


(Standing) Briscoe, Burnside. 
(Seated) Kaiser, Thompson, Friend, Smith, Baumann. 


(Back) Weiner, Miss Stickney, Thomas, Cooksey 

Early, Dean. 
(Front) Rutan. Mumford. Waesche, Rees, Dennis, Weaver. 


( Left ta Right ) Waesche, Brewster, Lewis, Rees, 
Pollock, Weaver, Busic. 

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~Jho student - ^sracuitif Ljovernment 

Since 1940 the Student-Faculty Government Associa- 
tion has been functioning at St. Mary's Seminary. The 
students are represented by members of each class with 
faculty members as their advisors. 

Weekly meetings are held by the Council during 
which the questions and problems arising from the 
student body are presented and discussed. Held monthly 
are the Student-Faculty Government Association meet- 
ings. The whole student body attends, discussing and 
making suggestions concerning the current problems. 

Miss Louise K. Rotha and Miss Betty C. Clutts. 
wisely and capably advising the council, have had the 
willing assistance of the following representatives 
throughout the year: Carolyn Baumann, president; Sally 
Turner, vice-president: Elizabeth Thomas and Emily 
Manlove from the Senior Class; Jeraldine Rickert, sec- 
retary; Joann Munson, treasurer; Mary Lou Mumford 
and Ann Lewis from the Junior Class; Elizabeth Par- 
lett, spokesman; Betty Resh and Norma Lou Brewster 

from the Sophomore Class; Betty Turner and Lacy Rees 
from the Freshman Class; and from the student court, 
which consists of members of the student body and 
faculty who democratically discuss and vote upon the 
possibility of demerit due to misdemeanor, are Patricia 
Hayward and Virginia Borgman. 

The main social function of the council is the presen- 
tation of the May Dance. Ideas and suggestions are 
gratefully accepted from the Student Body from which 
the Council plans the dance. 

Several parties are given throughout the year for the 
Council members. A welcome to the new members at 
the beginning of the year, a Christmas party, and a 
party at the end of the year. These are all looked for- 
ward to and thoroughly enjoyed by all the guests. 

Acting as a single unit, this organization enables St. 
Mary's to offer a happy, democratic way of living to all 
of its students; those who serve directly and those who 
help through daily cooperation. 



Samadra! That magic word spells enchantment and 
entertainment for all when the opening night of a pro- 
duction arrives. 

November 19 and 20 are never the to be forgotten 
dates of the first production this year, Ladies In Retire- 
ment, written by Edward Percy and Reginald Denham. 
The cast included Betsy Wetherill, Bertha Stone, Betty 
Turner, Laura Jo Mucssen, Barbara Gelston, Eleanor 
Palmer, Mary Louise Bratt and Frances Frazer. The 
slightly British accent which seemingly took the "run" 
of the play gave it just the right flavor. Also deserving 
are those girls who were not actually seen before the 
footlights. The "crew" through their untiring efforts, 
put up a set which actually made one feel as if she 
were right in that living room of an old home in the 
Marshes of the Thames. 

Second Semester was spent busily preparing for Only 
An Orphan Girl, a melodrama by Henning Nelms, 
which proved to be a most hilarious production. Be- 
tween acts everyone had a good laugh at the Barbershop 
Quartet of Grandpop's day and enjoyed the good "ole 

fashion" community sing. 

Other activities of the club included the open house 
at the beginning of the year, during which phases of the 
dramatic field were portrayed and delightful refresh- 
ments were served. 

The club, ably led this year by Mary Beth Early. 
President, and Miss Reinbold, as faculty advisor, has 
also entertained at King's Daughters and assembly pro- 

Assisting Miss Reinbold and Mary Beth with Samadra 
this year were: 

Virginia Borgman Vice-President 

Kitty Shaw Dallam Secretary- 
Mary Lou Mumford Treasurer 

Jarvis Claypoolc Custodian 

Fun. good fellowship, and hard work are behind 
every Samadra activity and each member agrees that 
she will never forget the pleasant hours spent in the 

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To acquire knowledge about the French people, their 
customs, and their language, one may become a mem- 
ber of the French Club. The membership of the club 
is not limited to French students only, but anyone inter- 
ested in learning the different phases of French life, 
also being provided with a means of recreation. Part of 
the club's finances are furnished by the school's activi- 
ties fee. Special projects, such as some form of enter- 
tainment of the student body, may be given to afford 
extra funds that may be needed. 

The club is responsible for an assembly program, this 
year presenting a French movie, Les Miscrables, which 

was enjoyed by the entire student body. The big project 
of the year was a French festival on April Fool's Day. It 
was conducted in the manner of a country fair, exhibit- 
ing the customs of the French. 

Presiding over the club this year was Elizabeth 
Thomas who made a very capable president. Assisting 
her were June Weiner, Vice-President, and Rachel Early, 
Secretary-Treasurer. I am sure that in later life many 
of the members will have the opportunity of displaying 
the valuable knowledge gained from membership in the 
French Club. 


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The Home Economics Club is one of the many or- 
ganizations at St. Mary's. All girls takmg any Home 
Economics course may join this club. New members 
arc taken in every year and officers are elected at this 
time. This year Virginia Burnside is the president; and 
other officers include Barbara Friend, vice-president, 
Betty Ann Smith, treasurer, and Mary Lee Witzke, sec- 

Within the year, the club has sponsored several enter- 
tainments for the student body. In the fall the club 
gave a hot dog and oyster roast with all the trimmings. 
This picnic was held on the bank near the Home Eco- 
nomics Cottage and was a big success. The Home Eco- 
nomics Club sponsored a masquerade square dance for 
Hallowe'en in the recreation room. The room was gaily 
decorated with orange and black crepe paper, colored 

leaves, and Hallowe'en cut-outs on the walls. Everyone 
had an exciting time bobbing for apples, dancing, and 
laughing at the unusual costumes. Dolores Parks and 
Ann Lewis as Indian Squaws, won the prize for being 
the best dressed. In the Spring the club sponsored more 
picnics for the school. There was a Fashion Show given 
by the sewing class and a Tea, on May 8, given by the 
cooking class. 

This year the club plans to leave to the sewing room 
at the Home Economics Cottage some equipment which 
is greatly needed. 

All the members of the Home Economics Club at 
St. Mary's show interest and enjoyment in the work and 
activities of the organization. It is evident that the 
Home Economics Club has contributed a great deal to 
the school spirit of St. Mary's Seminary. 


DLJlfe Jine of S. Wl S. 

Though the number of meetings held in the coarse 
of a week is a standing joke around St. Mary's, no girl 
minimizes the importance of any one of them. She 
fully realizes that at these meetings the course of her 
life here is planned. The committees which meet form 
for the students a true basis for a well-rounded social 
life. All of the committees are of major importance and 
each could not function without the full cooperation 
and support of each student. Since these social planning 
organizations are all important, and since each has its 
own particular function, it is necessary that none of the 
activities of our committees interfere with each other. 
To prevent this happening a Social Calendar is set up 
for the purpose of scheduling all social events connected 
with the Seminary in any way. The committee which 
organizes the Social Calendar is sponsored by Miss Rus- 

sell and has as its chairman Carolyn Baumann. Other 
functions which this committee performs include giving 
informal dances, teas, and entertainment on Friday 

One of the very important series of events scheduled 
on the Social Calendar is the Artist and Lecture Series. 
These programs present various types of professional 
entertainment, including singers, pianists, violinists, ac- 
tors, and other forms of cultural entertainment which 
the school feels is beneficial to the students. The com- 
mittee in charge of the Artist and Lecture Programs 
selects the performers and carries out all other duties 
necessary to make the program complete. These duties 
•nclude consulting the selected artists, setting the date, 
printing the programs, and selecting ushers for the 
night of the performance. The sponsor of this commit- 

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tee is Miss Gay, assisted bv Miss Clutts and Miss Rein- 

Another form of cultural education at St. Mary's are 
the King's Daughter's programs held on Sunday evening 
at 7:00. These programs are usually of a spiritual na- 
ture, sometimes presenting a guest speaker or sponsored 
by individual groups of students. The duties of the 
King's Daughter's Committee is to obtain these guest 
speakers and to inform the various clubs and classes 
when they are to present their program. Faculty spon- 
sor of this committee is Miss North. The student chair- 
man is Elizabeth Thomas. 

A feature of the seminary concerned with student 
participation is the weekly assembly. Each individual 
student group is responsible for at least one assembly a 
year. A committee, sponsored by Miss Stickney and this 
vear headed by Rachel Early, also serves to notify these 
groups when they are to prepare an assembly program. 
Debates, skits, recitals, or other types of programs may 
be planned for this time. 

The Orientation Committee is very important to the 
students here at the Seminary. The duties of th : s or- 

ganization are primarily to entertain the new incoming 
girls and provide for them activities and social functions 
which will help them to know their school and become 
better adjusted. The chairman of the committee ob- 
tains the names and addresses of all the new girls and 
distributes these among the members of the committee, 
who, in turn, write to the girls and tell them about the 
school. The girls on this committee return to school 
early to plan activities for the incoming students and to 
see that they are supplied with a hand boak, a name 
tag and the name of their big sister. In general, the 
function of this committee is to make the girls feel at 
home and a part of the school. 

The Library Committee has been recently instituted. 
Its duty is to furnish junior librarians to open the li- 
brary at designated times over the weekends. The spon- 
sor of this committee is Mrs. Manson, the chairman, 
Emily Manlove. 

These organizations serve the students at St. Mary's 
Seminary in helping to bring them the well-rounded 
program that they need. 


DLSL WarutCk 

One of the most important organizations on the cam- 
pus is the St. Mary's Choir. Miss Bcrnice Gay served 
as the director with Sally Turner assisting as student 
director and Bertha Stone as accompanist. This year, 
black choir robes, with white collars and yellow stoles, 
were purchased by the school to be rented annually by 
choir members. 

The choir has taken part in activities of the sur- 
rounding communities by singing at various programs. 
They presented special numbers at the Navy Day pro- 
gram in Lexington Park, a P.-T. A. Meeting for the 
Frank Knox school, and Sunday morning services both 
in Lexington Park and Leonardtown. 

At Christmas, the choir presented a special Christmas 

program in King's Daughters and furnished background 
music for the Christmas pageant. 

Hopes were high for a television broadcast over 
WBAL-TV in March but due to unforeseen circum- 
stances it became only a plan for next year's choir. 

The choir furnished music for the State Tricentenary- 
celebration of the Act of Tolerance and closed the year 
with selections for Baccalaureate and Graduation. 

Miss Gay's tireless efforts and the whole-hearted co- 
operation of each member enabled the St. Mary's choir 
to become not only a praiseworthy school organization 
but one which the county and outside audiences also 
can claim with pride. 


Inter- Varsity Christian Fellowship was founded in the 
late 1880's by seven men from Cambridge University in 
England. These seven, though they had all the mate- 
riaf things that could be desired, gave up these posses- 
sions and turned to missionary work, thus organizing 
Inter- Varsity. The organization came to Canada about 
twenty-five years ago and has been in the United States 
about ten years. It can be found on many college cam- 
puses and in many nurses' homes. 

On Februarv 9.' Miss Barbara Dixon, an I.V.C.F. rep- 
resentative, visited St. Mary's to speak to those girls who 
bit the need for a group of some spiritual nature on cam- 
pus. She explained to the girls interested that each cam- 
pus group functions in a different way, for the organi- 
zation has not set up a definite slate of rules which must 

Jsntcr- Uarsitit {christian Itcliouiililjj 

be followed. Inter- Varsity is conducted in keeping with 
the needs and desires of each individual group. During 
the discussion. Miss Dixon also brought out many inter- 
esting facts about other groups and gave pointers on how- 
to get St. Mary's Inter- Varsity started. The organiza- 
tion's purpose is clearly to promote better spiritual un- 
derstanding for the individual by informal Bible study 
and prayer groups. The meetings are held at St. Mary's 
once a week. For their first study project the group 
selected the gospel of Mark. 

This interdenominational group, it is felt, is best suited 
to St. Mary's campus because it carries out the original 
tradition of the school — a living monument to religious 
tolerance in Maryland. 

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The activities of the ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION, one 
of the largest and most popular organizations on the 
campus, are planned by an executive board consisting of 
the president of the association, vice-president, secretary, 
treasurer, social chairman, heads of the sports, and the 
head of the Physical Education Department. The mem- 
bers of the Board this year are: President, Emily Man- 
love; Vice-President, Beth Early; Secretary, Geraldine 
Rickert; Treasurer, Betty Resh; Social Chairman, Sally 
Turner; Archery, Betsy Jean Parlett; Basketball, Vir- 
ginia Burnside ; Boating, Grace Thada ; Cheer-leading, 

Virginia Borgman; Dancing, Barbara Gray; Hockey, 
Gertrude Horsmon; Recreational Games, Mary Jane 
Wiles; Swimming, Charlotte Stanton; Softball, Anne 
Dennis; Tennis, Francis Frazer; Volleyball, Betsy Bris- 
coe; Walking. Norma Lou Brewster, and Sponsor, Mi-.s 
Ella Wilson." 

The purpose of the ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION is 
to promote an interest in good sportsmanship and ath- 
letic competition, and to increase class spirit and lovalty 
to the school. It is also the aim of the ASSOCIATION 
to help each individual to improve her sport skills. 



oint S^>uste 

Every girl has the privilege of joining the Athletic 
Association. In order to do this, she must obtain 25 
points from any field or fields of sports. All Association 
meetings are held frequently, at which time all new 
members are sworn in and presented Athletic handbooks. 
When a girl has received 100 points, she's awarded a 
shield; 200 points, her numerals; and 350 points, the let- 
ters SMS. The final goal for which every girl strives is 
the blazer, awarded when 500 points are earned. 

The following members of the graduating classes have 

received their letters: Rachel Early, Anne Dennis, 
Emily Manlove, Barbara Gray, and Gertrude Horsmon. 
Due to much hard work and initiative, Beth Early and 
Sally Turner have earned the necessary points to win 
their blazers. 

The Athletic Board feels that this system not only 
enables the girls to win their awards, but encourages 
them to have a share in the athletic program of our 
campus life. 

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Manlove, Early. 


( Lc/' io Right) Bratt, Rickert, Horsmon, Cooksey 
Thomas, Muessen, Weaver. 


i Standing) Parlett, Briscoe, Horsmon, Turner. Borgman, 

Dennis, Frazer, Thada. Burnside. 
i Middle) Resh, Rickert, Early, Manlove, Miss Wilson. 
[Front) Brewster. Wiles. Stanton, Gray. 


(Standing) Muessen, Parlett, Rickert, Stanton, Manlove, 

Sti ne. Rutan. 

(Seated) Weaver, Busic, Pinder, Horsmon, Turner. 

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At, ^Af. f-^icnic, September I lib 

"Dungarees! Where are my dungarees? They must 
be under this debris somewhere. Why, it's almost time 
for us to leave for Church Point." Yes, that's it, the 
A. A. Picnic that always starts off the year with many 
laughs, a few tears, and many new acquaintances that 
last throughout the years. 

While the food was being taken there in boats, Sem- 
Fems tripped merrily past the famed Oyster House and 
strode along their way to Church Point, where they soon 

found themselves waiting in line for the traditional hot 
dogs and luscious potato salad found only at the Sem- 

From supper until after twilight, everyone had great 
fun playing games and being entertained by some of the 
alumnae. The evening was brought to a close by singing 
songs beside the blazing campfire and under the starry 
and moonlit sky. 


^Jbc ^jralt J rom, i lot/ember Sib 

"No, I get that iron next! Don't you realize, Harry, 
no, I mean, Johnny, oh, but it's Dick, isn't it, who is 
coining tonight, and I just have to look my best. After 
all, it's only once a year that the A. A. sponsors such a 
wonderful formal dance as this"; yes, the Autumn Ser- 
enade. The A.A. Board worked in planmng the deco- 
rations, refreshments, and acquiring an orchestra to 
make the prom the success it had to be. 

Dates started to arrive shortly after lunch. Light hearts 

were all aglow as the much-longed-for hour approached. 
Pretty dresses adorned with corsages could be seen in 
every nock of the dorm as the girls prepared to leave. 

Everyone dinced happily until intermission when 
every girl on the A.A. Board and her date was intro- 
duced. Following th : s, all journeyed to the recreation 
racm where delVous refreshments were served. The 
evening ended all too soon, but everyone seemed to have 
a marvelous time. 

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The 1948-49 athletic season at St. Mary's was opened 
by the beginning of Hockey season. Gertrude Horsmon, 
the Athletic Board's representative in this sport, con- 
ducted class practices. After the teams had been chosen, 
there was inter-class competition. The result was : 

W. L. P. C. 

Sophomores 3 1.000 

Seniors 2 1 .666 

Juniors 1 2 .333 

Freshmen 3 .000 

At the conclusion of these games, the varsity and 
junior varsity teams were selected. As is tradition, these 
two teams were mixed for the annual Army-Navy game. 
This year it was especially thrilling, ending with a score 
of 2-2. The class managers who worked so well with 
their teams and presented teams with such excellent 
teamwork should be recognized. The Seniors had as 
their captain, Emily Manlove; the Juniors, Jeraldine 
Rickert ; the Sophomores, Gertrude Horsmon ; and the 
Freshmen, Joan Michael. 

Closely following hockey season came basketball. Vir- 
ginia Burnside, manager, conducted class practices as 
well as varsity tryouts in this field. The varsity consisted 
of: forwards — Virginia Burnside, Gertrude Horsmon, 
Jeraldine Rickert, Sally Turner, Mary Lou Pinder, 
Elisabeth Parlett, Laura Jo Muessen; and guards — 
Emily Manlove, Anne Dennis, Diane Rutan, Joyce 
Busic, Bertha Stone, Norma Weaver, and Charlotte 
Stanton. Anne Dennis broke her arm in the first game 
of the season but remained an honorary member. The 
team had a successful season due to the skillful methods 
of play and the splendid coaching techniques of Miss 
Wilson. Virginia Burnside was captain of the team and 
Gertrude Horsmon was high scorer of the season. In the 
class competition, the Seniors took top honors, the Soph- 
omores second, followed by the Juniors and Freshmen. 
The Senior manager was Dennis: Juniors, Rickert, 
Sophomores, Horsmon, and Freshmen, Rutan. 

Along with basketball, came cheerleading. Virginia 
Borgman had very capable members in her squad. They 

were Betsy Briscoe, Barbara Pollock, Joan Michael, 
Babbie Gelston, Ann Lewis, Bette Jayne Laufer and 
Jean Dixon. 

Tournaments were sponsored in badminton singles 
and doubles, ping-pong, and shuffleboard for school 
championships. Mary Jane Wiles, in charge of the rec- 
reational games, kept these contests in operation. 

The next large activity was volley ball. Betsy Briscoe 
was in charge of this sport and conducted competitive 
class games. The class managers were — Seniors, Man- 
love; Juniors, Busic; Sophomores, Kaiser, and Fresh- 
men, Bratt. 

Barbara Gray was the A.A.'s representative in the 
modern dance department. She did a splendid job of 
arranging the May Day ceremonies. The main char- 
acters were Beth Early, as Lorelei; Barbara Gray as the 
Fisherman, and Mary L. Bratt as King Neptune. As a 
part of the May Day activities, the May Queen was 
crowned by Miss Russell. Jean Dixon, beautifully at- 
tired in a white gown, was elected to this position by 
the members of the student body. Olivene Taft, Apple 
Blossom Princess, served as Maid of Honor. The other 
members of the court were ; Carolyn Baumann, Virginia 
Borgman, Joyce Busic, Betty Chandler, Catherine Cook- 
sey, and Betty Resh. 

Ann Dennis, softball manager, showed her leadership 
ability in making this sport as successful as it was. The 
varsity had games scheduled throughout the county and 

The Athletic Association sponsored its annual Play 
Day the last part of May. The school was divided into 
teams, and relays and obstacle races were run, terminat- 
ing in a grand prize. 

In the spring, Frances Frazer was active in conduct- 
ing the school tennis tournament. Along with this came 
swimming and boating, managed by Charlotte Stanton 
and Grace Thada. 

Thus the complete schedule of sports at St. Mary's 
for the year 1948-49 came to an end. E?ch girl was 
attracted to at least one, and generally, all of these 
sports. Each girl was given the opportunity to demon- 
strate her athletic sportsmanship. 


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Charlotte Hall, the source of much fun and activity I 
The Sem-Fems are all familiar with the detailed prep- 
arations before, and the Sunday afternoon sessions after, 
that persist in occurring when Charlotte Hall Military 
Academy has planned for an evening. 

The year opened with the annual Get-Acquainted 
Dance at Charlotte Hall on September 25. All who 
attended mutually agreed on its success. October 16 
saw the return Get-Acquainted here at St. Mary's. The 
year's festivities were thus duly initiated, and were des- 
tined to follow throughout the year. 

November 13 was the Harvest Ball sponsored by the 
Monogram Club. It proved to be a "red-letter" day 
for all who attended. 

Those letters from Charlotte Hall were indeed much 
awaited, as were those phone calls and Sunday after- 
noon dates! 

December 1 1 found plans for the Washington and 
Stonewall Society Christmas Dance. It was held in the 

main building with an open fireplace and large Christ- 
mas trees comprising the main points of decorative in- 

The days flew by rapidly after Christmas, and soon 
the Junior Literary Society Valentine Dance on Feb- 
ruary 12 was the main topic of conversation. It was, 
indeed, a gala occasion. 

"The Man Who Came to Dinner" — the play for the 
year, the Military Ball on April 30, and the June Ball 
on May 28 completed a year packed full of thrills and 

Can this subject be considered complete without men- 
tioning the regular Saturday night tribute to Charlotte 
Hall — material proof of the appreciation of all the many 
wonderful times had with the Cadets. May those who 
have not experienced the excitement and thrill of such 
an occasion have the opportunity of doing so in the 


.An Kevoir Do Ohe USD. 

To the U.S.O. we bid a sad farewell, too. 

Those Saturday nights! I remember! Don't you? 

We sang on the bus to the base and then back, 

With the Bells of St. Mary's sung at the last; 

Then a hearty good cheer to the "good fellow" who 

drove us, 
And, of course, pleasant dreams 'bout the night that just 

passed us! 

We Seniors will miss joyous functions like this; 

In fact, from a few, there's developed much bliss! 

Can we ever forget the head hostesses there? 

Miss Dickie, Miss Hjort, you've been a swell pair! 

\\ e've learned helpful hints of a true hostess from you 

That I know will help us in our daily life, too. 

The clever themes each week portrayed there on the 

Such as Christmas. St. Valentine, Easter — but that 

doesn't include all. 
Will be held in our hearts, Then the rooms there, too; 
The library, the music room, and Snack Bar for me and 

for you. 
Everything was so pleasant and modern we know- 
It proved a great place for young people to go. 

So now, from us all, we've last note to say. 

Thank you, oh, thank you, for many times gay! 

In the years to come when we look back over old times; 

You, U.S.O. , near the top of the list will be prime! 

In our hearts, we'll remember each and all friends 

That we made, thanks to you, U.S.O. — Deep gratitude 

we send! 

— Beth Early. 

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On October 23. 1948. representatives of nine Junior 
Colleges in Maryland met at Montgomery Junior Col- 
lege, Bethesda, Maryland. St. Mary's was represented 
at this meeting by Rachel Early, president of the senior 
class, and Carolyn Baumann, president of the Student 
Faculty Government Association, who was elected Sec- 
retary of the meeting. December 4 was agreed upon as 
the date of the next assembly to be held at Baltimore 
Junior College when individual panel discussions would 
be held on the following topics: 

1 . Stimulation of interest in athletics. 

2. School publications in general. 

3. Student Government Associations in general. 

4. Money-raising projects and general finance pro- 

5. Social activities in general. 

a. dances 

b. assemblies 

c. parties 

6. Stimulation of intercollegiate activities other than 

7. Conflict between high school and college units. 

On December 4, 1948, representatives of the Junior 
Colleges met to discuss these subjects. After the com- 
mittees had met separately, they came together to pool 
their decisions. 

The delegates from St. Mary's were Carolyn Bau- 
mann, Virginia Borgman, Virginia Burnside, Rachel 
Early, Patricia Hayward, Emily Manlove, Laura Jo 
Muessen, Mary Lou Mumford, Betty Resh, and Eliza- 
beth Thomas. 

This spring, on April 2, delegates gathered at Lawson 
State Teachers College for a similar conference. Both 
Junior and Senior classes were well represented. The 
afternoon included both faculty and students in a dis- 
cussion on "Balancing Faculty and Student Responsi- 
bilities in a College Community." 

There should indeed, be credit given these youth of 
today for uniting and organizing, in all fields, their plans 
and ideas, which will become the foundations for the 
world of tomorrow. 


DL Week Before Clu 

•lit in as 

The piano struck up a chord; Miss Gay gave a nod; 
the choir began to sing; thus started Christmas week at 
the Seminary on December 12, 1948. 

On the following Tuesday, the Christmas Pageant, 
under the direction of Miss Reinbold, proved to be a 
huge success. Miss Emily Manlove of Cecilton, Mary- 
land, was bestowed the honor of being "The Christmas 
Spirit," and with her large candle lighted our smaller 
ones for the candlelight service which followed in Trinity 
Church. The guests fully enjoyed the delicious cookies, 
doughnuts, coffee, and punch served by the ladies of 
the church in the parish house after the service. 

The U.S.O. formal on December 15, and the Char- 
lotte Hall Military Academy dance the preceding Sat- 
urday night, filled many a heart full of memories and 
man) a diary full of adjectives! 

Thursday, December 16, was the date of the Banquet. 
The Christmas turkey with all its trimmings, the gifts 
galore, the competitive skits which the Seniors won, and 
the all-night parties which followed made this a mem- 
orable occasion for everyone. The morning was wel- 
comed by early-rising carolers, singing up and down the 
halls. For some, it was their first Christmas at the Sem- 
inary; for others, their last. But in either case, it was 
one never to be forgotten. 

Excited hearts, joyful laughter, tired bodies, and 
friendly "goodbyes" were seen and heard on the seven- 
teenth, and soon the halls of knowledge were empty and 
quiet. Another season was over for the Seminary, but 
the memories of these joyous experiences of Christmas 
week will long be remembered by all! 

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Early March found the Seminary with a newly-coined 
phrase, "She's on Tour," which could be heard at al- 
most anytime in the dorm, in the halls, or in the class- 
rooms. Just what did these words mean? Why, just 
what they said. 

Three girls were at that time touring other schools 
throughout the State of Maryland striving to interest 
high school seniors in our school through the use of 
colored slides, short talks concerning various phases of 
life here at St. Mary's, and through personal contact 
with the girls. 

The tours were under the direction of Miss Gertrude 
Reinbold, speech director, and Rachel Early, student 

The talks were divided under three main headings: 

Plant and Academics, Special Subjects, and Social Life, 
the chairman of these committees being Mary Lou 
Mumford, Virginia Burnside, and Bette Jayne Laufer, 
respectively. Altogether, there were fourteen girls who 
covered approximately sixty Maryland high schools over 
a period of ten f ou rs. Each tour lasted from one to 
five days, depending on the section of the state and the 
high schools involved. Miss Russell or a faculty member 
accompanied each group of three girls on tour and, 
needless to say, a fine time was had by all. 

Future school years will prove the worth of these 
tours. It is sincerely hoped that the part which they 
have played will be most effective in helping to spread 
knowledge of, and stimulate interest in, so fine a school 
as our own St. Mary's. 


C^nactment eUJai' 

In the State Legislature of 1839, a proposal was made 
by the legislators from St. Mary's County that, celebrat- 
ing the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of the 
State, a school be established as a living memorial on 

the spot where the first settlement in Maryland was 
made. On March 21, 1840, the Charter was duly signed 
creating St. Mary's Female Seminary, a school of toler- 
ance and well-being. 

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One of the most elaborate celebrations of the school 
year is the May Day Ceremony on May 7th. The cere- 
mony was sponsored by the Athletic Assoc'ation and 
directed by Miss Wilson, physical education instructor. 

In an underwater atmosphere the heralds announced 
the approach of the May Queen and her Court. The 
first lady of the court to make her entrance was the 
Maid of Honor and St. Mary's representative to the 
Apple Blossom Festival, O'ivene Taft. The class prin- 
cesses followed next — Carolyn Baumann, Virginia Borg- 
man, Joyce Busic, Bettv Chandler, Betty Rrsh and 
Catherine Cooksey. Each was charming in her pastel 
dress. Preceded by the crown bearer and flower girls. 
the lovely Queen. Jean Dixon, one of St. Mary's most 
attractive, entered amid great applause and admiration. 
Fulton Lewis, Jr., crowned Jean Dixon Queen of the 
Mav, and placed in her hand the scepter. 

The second part of the May Day festivities was the 
pageant given in honor of our Queen. The thrilling 

story of Lorelei was beautifully enacted in modern 

The principals of this impressive ceremony were — 
Court Jester, Virginia Burnside; Lorelei, Beth Early; 
Fisherman, Barbara Gray; Men, Ann Dennis and Laura 
Jo Muessen; King Neptune, Mary Lou Bratt; Heralds, 
Geraldine Rickert, Eleanor Palmer, Frances Frazer, and 
Elizabeth Thomas; Mermaids, Dianne Rutan, Betsy 
Wetherill, Barbara Pollock, Ann Lewis; Court Dancers, 
Rachel Early, Mary Jane Wiles, Norma Weaver, Patricia 
Hayward, Ann Blackwcll, and Betty McWilliams; May 
Pole Dancers, Gay Blackwell, Mary Lou Mumford, Car- 
olyn Jackson, Lacv Rees, Mary June Robertson, Betsy 
Briscoe. Charlotte Stanton, and Mary Lou Pinder. Music 
for the festival was played by Betty Anne Smith and 
Gertrude Horsmon. 

After the recessional a lovely tea was held in the Gar- 
den of Remembrance for the Queen and her Court, the 
guests, faculty and students. 


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On Saturday, June 4, the annual event of Class Day 
begins with the rising of the sleepy-eyed Juniors at 6:00 
a.m. to gather the daisies which later are bunched to- 
gether by the Freshmen to form a "1949" in front of the 
pool in the "Garden of Remembrance." The proces- 
sion of caps and gowns and white dresses can be seen 
as the girls progress into the garden singing "The Belles 
of St. Mary's." The Graduates form a semi-circle 
around the pool with the lower classmen whom they 
have chosen to cap. The Class History, Prophecy, and 
Will, which have been written bv members of the class. 

are read. Each graduate places her cap upon the head 
of a lower classman, repeating her name and that of the 
person who is capped. 

The incoming graduate president then changes the 
1949 in daisies to read 1950, the year of her own class 

The Senior president following the Seminary tradi- 
tion plants a sprig of Westminster Abby Ivy and the 
Sophomore president plants a rose bush. And so ends 
another beautiful Seminary ceremony and the girls are 
one step closer to graduation. 


(/baccalaureate Service Ly>i J^undai 

June 5, at 4:00 


The time of 4:00 on Sunday, June 5, holds the 
precedence over every other event which happens dur- 
ing this day. Parents, friends, and students gather in 
the music hall awaiting the graduates who march in 
singing the traditional song, "St. Mary's Daughters." 
The choir supplies the music for the program and the 
guest speaker, a Catholic Priest, delivers the Baccalaur- 

eate sermon. A quiet and attentive audience provides 
the setting for this memorable program, which is closed 
with a selection from the Seminary choir. The service is 
followed by a lovely garden party for all of the visitors 
held in the Garden of Remembrance. A feeling of pride 
and sincerity reigns throughout as the day comes to 
a close — the day before the grand finale of graduation. 


105th (commencement ~Art .3/. / II larif J 
Meld June 6, 1949 

The 105th annual commencement is held in the Music 
Auditorium Monday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m. As the 
selection of March from "Aida," by Verdi is played, 
the graduates in their robes of grey and black march up 
to the stage. The address was given to thirteen Seniors 
and twenty-two Sophomores, prizes and honors were 
conferred by the President, Miss May Russell. 

Selections were presented by the choir and soloists. 
The Recessional was "Pomp and Circumstance." 

The following received diplomas: Seniors — Carolyn 
Baumann, Bcthesda, Maryland; Virginia Borgman, 
Cumberland, Maryland; Virginia Burnside, College 
Heights. Maryland; Anne Dennis. Bel Air. Maryland; 
Jean Dixon. Cumberland, Maryland; Mary Beth Early, 
Baltimore, Maryland; Rachel Ann;- Early, Baltimore. 
Maryland; Frances Frazer, Elkton, Maryland; Patricia 
! I ward, Delta. Pennsylvania; Emilv Manlove, Cecil- 
ton, Maryland: Betty Anne Smith. Chcstertown, Mary- 

land; Elizabeth Thomas, Bowie, Maryland; Sally Tur- 
ner, Detroit, Michigan. 

Sophomores: Anne Blackwell, Baltimore, Maryland; 
Gay Blackwell, Baltimore, Maryland; Norma Lou Brew- 
ster, St. Michaels, Maryland; Betsy Briscoe, Prince Fred- 
crick, Maryland; Betty Chandler, Cambridge, Mary- 
land: Catherine Dallam, Baltimore, Maryland; Barbara 
Grey, Prince Frederick, Maryland; Gertrude Horsman, 
Prince Frederick, Maryland; Carolyn Jackson, Speed- 
way, Indiana; Yolanda Kaiser, Baltimore, Maryland; 
Jean Morris, Salisbury, Maryland; Eleanor Palmer, New 
York City, New York; Elisabeth Parlett, Ellicott City, 
Maryland: Mary Lou Pinder, Wilmington. Delaware; 
Barbara Pollock, Oakland, Maryland; Beth Proutt, De- 
troit, Michigan; Betty Resh, Hampstead, Maryland; 
Beverly Sewell. Chester, Maryland ; Olivene Taft, Lex- 
ington Park, Maryland; Grace Thada. Washington, D. 
C. ; June Wcincr. Washington, D. C. 

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September 9 — 10:00 A.M. New girls take over; 10:00 
P.M. New girls ready to relinquish offices. 

September 10 — Old girls take over, new girls awed by 
exclamations, "Oh, it's so wonderful to be back to 

September 10 — A.A. picnic. Golly! Jackie Weaver! The 
Seminary couldn't be that bad, could it?! Or is it that 
Bel Air is just that good! 

September 11 — Faculty takes over — period! 

September 11 — Anne Dennis eats her first Sunday din- 
ner at the Seminary. 

September 12 — Senior Class gives a tea for school. 
Guess who ended up in the dish-water! 

September 14 — "Hello, Mom? — I just want to go over 
and be with the girls!" (Repeat this line fifty times) 
— Then can be heard in the distance a small, weak, 
limpid cry of, "I've just got to have another ciga- 

September 15 — Only 37 days 'til long weekend accord- 
ing to Scratch's watch. 

September 1 6 — Smoking pers arrive by the dozens. 

September 24 — Hockey season in full swing! Swing — 
ha! That is an understatement. Betty Anne Smith 
faces the crisis with no shin guards, either! Beth 
Early and Jean Morris are perfect chickens!! 

September 25 — Get Acquainted Dance at Charlotte 
Hall. They might be young but they're nice, huh? 
High school girls! 

September 28 — Say — I believe Mary Louise Bratt has 
lost a quarter of a pound with all this hockey! Take 
it easy, kid! 

September 29 — I feel relieved again! Mary Louise 
Bratt has gained back that quarter of a pound! 

v Jciober 

October 2 — Miss Russell's birthday banquet. Who 
dropped the chicken pattie under the table — Sal ! ? ! 

October 6 — Senior class wins prize in assembly for the 
quiz. Those Hershey Kisses were really good, too, 
you all! Would you care for one? 

October 16 — Return dance for Charlotte Hall from the 
High School. The D.A.R. luncheon, too! Gee, Fran- 
cie, I'll bet those aprons will haunt you 'til the day 
you die ! ! 

October 18 — Infirmary still filled as hockey teams are 
chosen from more able-bodied students. 

October 22 — Some by bus, some by train — But at last 
we're home again. 

October 25 — First report period — "Dear folks . . . this 
is Just the first one — " 

October 30— Home Ec. Party— 9:00 P.M. Arabs, In- 
dians and foreigners in the rec room. 
— 1 :00 A.M. Ghosts hover throughout the school. 

i louember 

November 6 — A.A. Fall Prom — "Autumn Serenade"' 
(Later: serenade of male voices under darkened win- 
dows.) But in the darkness, "Goodness!" says Bar- 
bara Friend, "Isn't Don's yellow convertible ever go- 
ing to come?" 

November 11 — "We march, we march, to Leonard- 
town!" Poor Bobby Gelston and Paloma! They prac- 
tically crawled back to St. Mary's Academy to get 
on the bus! 

November 19-20 — Junior-Freshmen play — "Ladies in 
Ret'rement" — Palmer wouldn't retire, Muessen and 
Wetherill wouldn't give up the chase. 

November 21 — Many of us made a very enjoyable trip 
to the Washington Cathedral whose beauty was raved 
about weeks afterward. 

November 24 — Just ask Beth! 

November 24-28 — Thanksgiving vacation finds a large 
group of girls being verv grateful for irregular hours 
( ! ) , too much good food, and two few females! 

November 29 — Girls unpack from Thanksgiving. 

November 30 — Scratch's watch says, "Tick-Tock" 
(Oops, sorry) — 19 more days! 


December 3 — Witzkc finds out the difference between 
sweet potatoes and white potatoes! 

December 4 — Girls half way packed for Christmas! 

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December 6 — Two miniature Dukes arrive at the Sem- 
inary in the form of "Misty" and "Pebbles." 

December 7 — Miss Stickney is very startled by some- 
thing that sounds like short high barks. Why?! (refer 
to above date!) 

December 11 — Senior-Sophomore bazaar; got any love 
problems to be solved? Make an appointment with 

December 11 — Christmas dance at Charlotte Hall. "I 
know you didn't like 5" x 7" pictures, Rachel, so I 
made these 8" x 10". 

December 13 — "David's coming." 

December 14 — The Christmas pageant. June Weincr — I 
mean Melchoir, you looked adorable! Emily was the 
Spirit of Christmas. Where in the ... is the end of 
this curtain!" 

December 15 — U. S. O. formal Christmas Dance. "Sink 
the Army, sink the Army gray! 

December 16 — The Christmas banquet. It was beautiful 
and so meaningful to all of us graduating this year. 

December 17 — "Merry Christmas, everybody!" S. M. S. 
settles down for 17 days of peace! 


January 4 — "Klepto" needs money and so he came to 
visit Judy Dean and Gail Teese. 

January 7 — Ann Dennis risks her own life for the sake 
of her school's varsity basketball team! 

January 8 — Ah, Yes! two more weeks until — well! Avoid 
the June rush! Fail now. 

January 8 — North meets South. "But Sue, Sugar. I mean 
it!" Need I say more. Sue Anne Myers! 

January 9 — And Gertrude Horsmon "Liver" said, "Ycu 
tickle me and I'll slap you!!" *** 

January 10 — Students still roaming the halls with happy 
smiles on their faces from Christmas. 

January 11 — Scratch's watch says only 11 more days 
until you know what! 

January 12 — Studious frowns adorn the faces of all 
Come on, kids! Exams couldn't be that bad! "Powder 
your face with sunshine" and sprinkle helpful ink 
marks on your hands!! 

January 22 — Oh, horrors of horrors! The great week 
we have been looking forward to has finally come. — 
Where is everybody? — Oh, but of course — they're in 
their rooms learning — I mean reviewing for exams. 

January 27 — Many of the college girls bid Norma Lee 
Mason (now Mrs. Tull) a fond farewell at a Bridal 
Shower with best wishes for future happiness. And 
that's right, that sweet little Junior, Barbara Friend, 
got the ring! Beware, Don! 

January 24- j- Ignorance is bliss — again! 

February 1 — A hearty welcome is given to the new 
students. Sue Anne Meyers, Byrd Lynch, and Elsie 
Davis. Molly Marshall decided the Navy life was 
more appealing. 

February 4 — The school sends deep sympathy to Mrs. 

February 5 — Back to civilization and Hamlet! "To be, or 
not to be; that is the question!" How about it. Ellie? 

February 6 — Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Is it Mighty 
Mouse? No!! It's Judy and Eloise Russell with their 
dates "mincing" down the road 100 miles per hour. 

February 6 — What's that you say, Muse? 

February 8 — Indignant letters swarm all over S. M. S. 
"What's Lawrence Olivier got that I haven't?" 
(signed — your O. A. O.) 

February 11 — Anne Dennis gets an engagement ring — 
a solitaire. Congratulations to you and Herb and 
many years of happiness to you. 

February 12 — All we hear in the halls now is, "Until, 
there is no moon above." But of course. Charlotte 
Hall had their Valentine's Dance tonight. That's what 
brought all these dreamy faces! 

February 12-14 — Everybody's getting "Heart-trouble" 
and true loves this year are expressed by beautiful 
large valentines, large boxes of candy, and small boxes 
with diamonds in them. 

February 18 — Mary Alice Waesche, "What's that smell 
in the hall?" June Weiner, "I don't know — French 
Club this afternoon!" 

February 21 — Jarvis, expressing the realization of an 
acute man-shortage is St. Mary's City boldly exclaims 
in Biology class, "He's only an amoeba!" 

February 26 — The Mt. Rainier game and the Basket- 
ball Bounce. See lecture slides for further comment — 
eh, Laufer? 

February 27 — Beth is on time for the roll call for church! 
Mrs. Manson feels faint — the school is shocked! 

February 28 — Mrs. Manson slowly recuperating from 
the shock of the 27th! 

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March 1— Miss Rotha gets blood-thirsty! 

March 2 — The college Physiology class draws the 
students' blood. Congratulations to Ellie Palmer for 
taking it so calmly, coldly, and faintly! (Classes may 
have to be stopped for the rest of the week while sore 
fingers heal over!) 

March 7 — Congratulations to Betty Anne and Byrd on 
your very pretty rings. 

March 9— Elsie Davis— TELEPHONE! She's begin- 
ning to reach that famed record of Iodine's with three 
or four calls a day! 

March 10 — College girls inherit tubes of squirting sun- 
shine! (It's Acnomel if you all want to get technical 
about it.) 

March 12 — For one innocent engaged sailor to a Sem- 
Fem at the U. S. O.. "Tell me, Joanne, could you 
give me some advice?" 

March 13 — "Emily, do you care for some more spoon 
bread?!" Brewster and Resh, did I hear vou all had 
a little difficulty between the "lights out" bell and 
the faculty? 

March 15 — The Ides of March — beware! 

March 17 — Varsity-Faculty Basketball Game! Yea, Miss 

March 19 — Girls begin packing for Easter Holidays! 

March 24 — Biology students retreat from invading term- 

March 26 — "Only an Orphan Girl." My hero! 

March 27 — Jerry Rickert checks college floor for study 
hall and one energetic member of the Junior Class 
replied to the council-member's call, "Goodnight!" 
(Happy studying, kids.) 

March 29 — Rachel, an ever faithful student of modern 
dance, waits half the period for a class which was dis- 

March 29 — Twenty-eight termites should be chalked 
up for Nupie Baumann — oops, twenty-nine! 

— ^rprit 

April 1 — French Club Festival. Beth is crowned "Queen 
of Fools"! (Comment allez-vous ce soir?) 

April 2— Beth Proutt!!! 

April 6 — Everybody is sitting on the edge of her bed 
with her bathing suit on waiting for Miss Chance to 
give the signal "go"! — to go in swimming! ("Dreams 
are a dime a dozen") ! 

April 9 — Dances for May Day officially start forming. 
Congratulations, Bobby Gray — you're doing a wonder- 
ful job heading this momentous occasion. 

April 10 — Anne Dennis eats her second Sunday dinner 
at the Seminary! See, Ann, you didn't pray hard 
enough for rain! 

April 11 — Nothing happened unusual — the same old 
thing — Francie is still patiently waiting for Richard — 
Iodine is still beaming from a past letter from Nick — 
Lacy, of course, received her daily phone call from 
Russ — and Jimmy Rutan is now radiant — what with 
a letter from Johnny! 

April 12 — A number of girls are "honored" once more 
— this time to attend the delightful play. The Man 
Who Came To Dinner, at Charlotte Hall. We all 
know Betsv Wetherill wished the driver of the bus 
would wear a lead shoe designed especially for the ac- 

April 13 — What a morbid looking group of Sem-Fems! 
I can understand their sadness, though; they're leav- 
ing for Easter Vacation! (Jean Morris can't bear to 
go so far from the Seminary to home, so she decided 
to stay nearer her Alma Mater — at Sue Anne Myers' 

April 20 — Oh, for a bed! My poor feet — Will those 
dances never be learned! May Day! Poor Mary Lou 
Munford — I think she's so worked up about it that 
she'll be out modern dancing all down the board- 
walk this summer at Ocean City! 

April 20 — Ah, such bright-eyed students, I have never 
seen the like before. Don't let me kid you — you all 
look dead — dead! 

April 30— The Military Ball at Charlotte Hall. See 
Rachel for various reasons! 


May 7 — May Day with all its festivity is something to 
treasure for years. Dixie, how did you ever keep it 

May 14-15 — Alumnae Weekend! Need we say more? 

May 19 — Speech Arts Contest — ever try to cram a play 
into fifteen minutes? Try it some time — its relaxing! 

May 19 — Charlotte Hall supplies entertainment to 
student body, "Now," says a loyal defender, "I told 
you so!" 

May 20 — Thirteen Seniors disappear! (P.S. Thirteen 
weary Seniors wander in in the wee hours! Till me 
more ! ) 


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May 21 — A wonderful Farewell picnic to graduates! 
Many thanks to a wonderful group of girls. 

May 22 — Now the Juniors disappear! It's a racket! How- 
are the posies glowing, girls? 

May 28 — "Beams and flashlights all remind us 
It's examination time! 
In a week it will be over — 
Life again will be sublime!" 

May 28— The June Ball at Charlotte Hall! "Parting is 
such sweet sorrow." 

May 29 — What — no dates? Bashful, girls, or just plain 


June 2 — Breathing is easier — that is before Play Day 
starts! Life can be beautiful — so they say! 

June 3 — Piano recital. Must be nice to be talented! Oh, 
well, "They also serve who only stand and wait." 

June 4 — Class day. How was the sunrise? "Be sure and 
water our rosebush next year!" 

June 5 — Baccalaureate Service. The tasks of Life await 
us, be worthy of them. 

June 6 — Graduation. Our ways must, of necessity, part. 
We only say "Farewell" — we'll be back to see you. 

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^jrrom ^Jhe aDesh of tjfour Editor 

Hearty and well-earned thanks are due this staff 
for their cooperation, both with their editor and with 
each other. This cooperation enabled us to produce an 
annual St. Mary's students and graduates will cherish 
and enjoy for years to come. On behalf of this staff. I 
thank Miss Russell for her sponsorship and never-failing 
desire to help and support our work. We are only the 
second Castellan Staff to represent St. Mary's; but, with 
the sincere hope that many will follow us, we fin : sh our 
work with pride. 

The creation of a yearbook is not an easy thing. In- 
corporated between these covers is the product of ex- 
tensive time, talent, hard work, and endless problems 
on the part of most of the student body. Incorporated 

into these pages are memories, hopes, heartbreaks, and 
true, flawless friendships. If, perchance, we have failed 
in producing a year book satisfactory to everyone, we 
have had the pleasure of close-working fellowship to- 
wards a common end. We can only wish to those who 
will follow us, in this task of publication, the self-felt 
success and enjoyment we have attained in viewing this, 
our finished product. In Longfellow's words, we find a 
common ground : 

The book is completed. 

And closed, like the day: 

And the hands that have written it 

Lay it away. 

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Elizabeth Thomas 


Laura Jo Muessen 

Miss May Russell 


Rachel Early 
Mary Beth Early 
Sally Turner 
Emily Manlove 
Betty Anne Smith 
Jean Dixon 
Virginia Borgman 
Virginia Burnside 
Carolyn Baumann 
Patricia Hayward 
Anne Dennis 

Norma Weaver 
Catherine Dallam 
June VVeincr 

Betty Turner 
Bertha Stone 
Gertrude Horsmon 
Mary Lou Pindcr 

Betty Chandler 
Norma Brewster 


Grace Thada 
Betsy Briscoe 

Jean Morris 
Eleanor Palmer 
Betsy Gene Parlett 
Catherine Dallam 
Carolyn Jackson 
Gertrude Horsmon 
Barbara Gray 
Betty Resh 
June VVeincr 
Olivene Taft 
Beverly Scwell 

Joyce Busic 
Elizabeth McWilliams 
Eleanor Palmer 


Barbara Friend 
June Dean 
Jeraldine Rickcrt 
Ann Lewis 
Catherine Cooksey 

Edith Anne Robinson 
Mary Alice Waesche 
Joanne Munson 
Gail Teese 

Ann Lewis 

Mary Lou Mumford 



Anne Dennis 

Patricia Hayward 


Charlotte Stanton 

Miss Ione Stavelv 

Rachel Early 


Anne Blackwell 

Dolores Parks Jean Morris Jean Dixon 

Betty Chandler 

June Dean 

can Dixon 
Charlotte Stanton Alice Thompson 

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Patron's List 



and Mrs. 

W. E. Dennis 


and Mrs. 

Spenser S. Smith 


and Mrs. 

John B. Thomas 


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Purnal Dean 


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M. Jarboe 

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. Herbert W. Thada 


and Mrs. 

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and Mrs 

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and Mrs. 

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and Mrs. 

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J. Douglas Cross 


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Leonardtown, Maryland 


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Wfyt enterprise 

Leonardtown, Maryland 

Established 1886 






Leonardtown 193-J 

Leonardtown, Maryland 

Our Lexington Park Branch Store Opening 
MAY 1 

McNey Motor Co., 


Chrysler — Plymouth 

Leonardtown, Maryland 

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Ridge, Maryland 


Frank Raley 

Hotel - 



Open All Year 

Compliments of 

Dr. Bernard Williitts 

Surgeon Dentist 


Park Theater Building 

R. &> J. 


Select Meats - Groceries 

Fruits and Vegetables 

Phone: Great Mills 162-J Free Delivery 

Compliments of 

J. G. Nuthall 

Leonardtown, Maryland 

Norris and Norris 



Leonardtown, Maryland 
Telephone: Leonardtown 90 

St. Mary's Hotel 

Leonardtown, Maryland 
With the Atmosphere of Home 

B. K. ABELL, Manager 
Telephone: Leonardtown 80 

Compliments of 
Joseph A. Ma t i i nijly 

John R. Drury 

Insurance - Real Estate 


Leonardtown, Maryland 
Telephone: Leonardtown 141-W 

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Louisa M. Mumford 







Reasonable Rates 

Telephone 186 

Compliments of 





Blair Watch Shop 

Leonardtown, Md. 

Telephone: 110 


All Work Done on the Premises 
and Fully Guaranteed 

Every Watch Adjusted on the 


. . . Compliments of . . . 

The First National Bank 
of St. Mary's 



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Fenwick Motor 



Sales and Service 



Compliments of 


orsey and Sterling 


Leonardtown, Maryland 

Compliments of 



Leonardtown, Maryland 


Rutan Chevrolet Sales, Inc. 

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Plumbing Lighting Heating 

Smith's, Inc. 

Phone 93 
Leonardtown, Maryland 

Compliments of 

Southern Maryland 
Furniture Company 

Leonardtown, Maryland 



Theater Building 


Home Made Ice Cream 

Candy Sandwiches 


Wilkinson Radio 

Leonardtown, Maryland 

Mermaid Shop 

Specialty Shop 
for Ladies' Apparel 


Leonardtown, Maryland 

Bowles Opticians 


Leonardtown 136-J 

Second Floor, New Theater Building 

Leonardtown, Maryland 

Lexington Park Beauty 

Great Mills 205 


Ageless Beauty the 
Professional Way 




Parle Men 

's Shop 

Men's and Boys' J 

7 urnishings 




Great Mills 


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Smart Wear 

Helen Rysticken 





Parh Pharmacy 

Next to Park Theater 

Lexington Park, Maryland 

Great Mills 6161 


Store Hours: 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. 
Daily, including Sunday 

Compliments of 

Richardson Ga«* 


Leonardtown, Maryland 

Mofcinson Funeral Home 


Monuments Cremations 


Originators of the Ambulance Service 


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J. A. Cecil 



Compliments of 

County Trust Company 
of Maryland 

Leonardtown Laundry 

Laundry and Dry Cleaning Service 

Our Motto: 
'The Best Is None Too Good For Our Customers' 

Telephone: LEONARDTOWN 70 


Point Lookout Hotel 



and allied titles of 


Mrs. Harry P. Wise 

Great Mills, Maryland 

Telephone: Great Mills 3381 




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