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St. Mary's Seminary Junior College 
St. Mary's City, Maryland 



We, the Graduates of 1950, take pleasure in introducing 
you to our popular Registrar, Miss Louise K. Rotha. How- 
ever, that is only a part of her title at St. Mary's. Miss Rotha 
also serves as advisor to the Student-Faculty Government 
Association and is science instructor at the college. 

A resident of Wavnesville, North Carolina, Miss Rotha 
attended the local high school there. Upon graduation, she 
enrolled at the Woman's College of the University of North 
Carolina, where she majored in chemistry. Since graduation 
from the Woman's College, Miss Rotha has done graduate 
work at the University of Chicago, where she obtained her 
master's degree, New York University, and Duke University. 

Miss Rotha has taught at both Salisbury and Kingston, 
North Carolina; and Tarpon Springs, Florida. She came to 
St. Mary's in the Fall of 1942. During the second semester 
of 1947-48, Miss Rotha served as acting president of St. Mary's 
and deserves highest praise for the commendable job she did 
at that time. 

Although very fond of chemistry, Miss Rotha's interests 
are by no means confined to that field. She likes history, and 
has recently become particularly interested in Maryland his- 
tory, especially so in that of St. Mary's County. She thor- 
oughly enjoys good conversation and keeps up with current 
events in all fields. 


One of her hobbies is collecting records, but it may be 
said that Miss Rotha's favorite hobby is the girls of St. Mary's. 
She is very proud of their records and achievements both at 
St. Mary's and at other colleges. 

We think that St. Mary's is indeed fortunate to have 
so fine a gentlewoman as Miss Louise K. Rotha among the 
faculty members. Through her eight years of service, she has 
been the admiration of all who know her. 

As the time of departure grows near, we, the Graduates 
of 1950, pause for a moment, and in unison, pay tribute to one 
who has faithfully been friend, confident, and counselor to 
us all, Miss Louise K. Rotha. As a lasting symbol of our love 
and respect, we dedicate this, our yearbook, to you. Miss 

Une CampuA 

MAY RUSSELL, President 

A.B., Western Maryland College 
M.A., Teachers College, Columbii 



iraduate Study: 
Johns Hopkins Uni 
University of Mich 
Harvard University 

Mathematics and Psychology 

B.S., Birmingham Southern College, 

Birmingham, Alabama 
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia 



Graduate Study, Columbia University 

B.S., Mary Washington College of the 

University of Virginia 
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia 




I.F.A., The University of Georgia, 

Athens, Georgia 
Sraduate Study, The University of 


MARY EMMA 80GGAN, English 

B.S., Delta State Teachers College, 

Cleveland, Mississippi 
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia 



BETTY ESKRIGGE, Physical Education 

B.S., Mississippi State College for 
Women, Columbus, Mississippi 
Graduate Study, Florida State University 

POLLY SMITH, Home Economics 
B.S., Hood College, Frederick, Maryland 
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia 

Graduate Study, The Pennsylvania 

State College 


B.M., Bellhaven College, Jackson, 

M.M., Louisiana State University 

Graduate Study: 

Cincinnati Conservatory of Music 
Christiansen Choral School 
Mississippi Southern College 

French, Latin, Spanish 

Early Education, Notre Dame de la 

Compassion, Hauteville et St. Dennis, 

A.B. and M.A., Catholic University, 

Washington, D. C. 
Graduate Study, Middlebury College, 

Vt. and The University of Havana 

A.B., State Teachers College, Montch 

New Jersey 
M.A., Teachers College, Columbia 

Graduate Study, Fordham University 

Not pictured: 

MRS. HELEN L. MANSON, Librarian 

Library School, George Peabody College 


B. A., Woman's College of University of North 

M.A., University of North Carolina 

Housekeeper, Housemother 

ETHEL CHANCE, Secretary and Accountant 

ANNA SANDNER, Secretary 



To the Seniors: 

The world is looking back at the passing of a 
half-century and marking the progress of that 

I look back on our years together and con- 
sider the development and the growth of each 
of us. I regard with pride the accomplishments 
of the Senior Class of 1950 and feel glad that I 
have been privileged to serve as president of 
this class. It is with confidence that I look 
forward to fifty and more years of success and 
happiness for each of you. 



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to hei class. 


Senior ClaJJ Jvidtory, 

Our class dates from September of 1948. Seven 
of us had graduated from the high school division 
and already "knew the ropes": Jerry Rickert, De- 
lores Parks, Jarvis Clavpoole, Joanne Munson, 
Elaine Svmons, Bertha Stone, and Laura Jo 
Muessen. Thev pitched right in to help the new 
Juniors adjust to Seminary life. Also new was 
Miss May Russell, who succeeded Miss France 
as President, and the advances we made in our 
two vears here were in no small way attributable 
to her help and guidance. 

To get started as a class we held our elections. 
The results were Laura Jo Muessen, President; 
Joanne Munson, Vice-President; Jerrv Rickert, 
Secretarv; and Mary Lou Mumford, Treasurer. 
With our Miss Clutts's ad- 
vice we laid plans for the 
forthcoming year. Right 
away we saw our class- 
mates were really active 
members of Seminary or- 
ganizations. Jerry Rickert 
was student council Secre- 
tary, and Junior counci 
members were Joanne 
Munson, Mary Lou Mum- 
ford, and Ann Lewis. 
Junior Athletic Board mem 
bers were Jerry Rick- 
ert, Secretary, and 
later Mary Jane Wiles 
for Rec Games. Mary Lou 
Mumford was Samadra's 
Treasurer and Jarvis Clay- 
poole, its Custodian. 

Memorable events of our first year included 
the A. A. Fall Prom, our "Autumn Serenade," 
November 6; our first Junior King's Daughters 
program on November 7; the Junior-Freshman 
plav which we worked on for months, with 
stars Laura Jo Muessen and Bertha Stone. 

We lost one member of our class Thanksgiving 
— Elaine Svmons with her memorable accordion. 
With December came the Baltimore Sunday Sun 
to photograph our Pageant as representing the 
true "Spirit of Christmas." At our first Christmas 
Banquet we presented our skit, an original play 
written by Jerry Rickert and Laura Jo Muessen. 

We returned with the New Year, January, and 
basketball season. Our varsity stars were Joyce 
Busic, Laura Jo Muessen, Jerry Rickert, Bertha 

Stone, and Jackie Weaver. Too soon came ex- 
amining— and cramming. At the end of the 
semester Molly Marshall left us for a Navy wed- 
ding, but we added Bvrd Lynch to our roll. 

Februarv brought the cut system to the Semi- 
nan . Fortunate Juniors who made the Honor 
Roll and received the most cuts were Mary 
Lou Mumford, Ann Lewis, and Laura Jo Mues- 
sen. February 26 was our exciting game with 
Mt. Rainier, which we lost by one bitter point. 
That night was the Basketball Bounce— really a 
credit to the A. A. On March 26 was the spring 
play, "Only an Orphan Girl" — an old-fashioned 
melodrama complete with peanuts and can-can — 
will we ever forget Joyce Busic, Shirley Wilson, 
and Mary Jane Wiles — or 
Norma Weaver as "torch 
singers"? Junior members 
of the cast were Laura Jo 
Muessen and Betty McWil- 

April brought the confer- 
ence of the Maryland Asso- 
ciation of Junior Colleges 
at Towson State Teachers 

— and many Juniors went. 
Later our Mary Lou Mum- 
ford was made Vice-Presi- 
dent of the organiza- 
tion. Many Juniors 
were in the modern 

dance depiction of the Leg- 
end of Lorelei on May Day 

— the first rainless one in 
five years! Our Junior 

princess was lovely Joyce Busic, looking per- 
fectly beautiful in her lavender dress. 

On May 21 we took our suspicious Seniors 
down to the water — and a boatride, picnic, and 
what turned out to be a "sub-zero" temperature. 
We all huddled in blankets and sang and tried 
to stop our older sisters from being too weepy. 
Everything piled up on us now — and practically 
before we knew it exams were over. Graduation 
week rushed bv, and we were sad to see the 
graduates go — perhaps glad that we were return- 
ing for another year at St. Mary's. 

In another week some of us — Seniors now — 
went to Ocean City to stay with Man' Lou Mum- 
ford. Our class reunion was planned for the 
last of August at Bee Jay Laufer's Pinehurst 


home — but only Jackie Weaver, Barbara Friend, 
and Bee Jay were able to go. 

And so another summer passed, but to return 
to the Seminary as Seniors was quite a thrill. 
Our Senior class officers elected the spring before 
were Bette Jayne Laufer, President; Joyce Busic, 
Vice-President; Betty McWilliams, Secretary; 
Mary Lou Mumford, Treasurer, and Miss Smith 
class advisor. 

Student Government Association President was 
Ann Lewis, with Joyce Busic serving as Vice- 
President. Senior council members were Mary 
Lou Mumford and Mary Alice Waesche, and 
Betty McWilliams was a permanent court mem- 
ber. Seniors on the Athletic Board were Mary 
June Bobertson, President; Betty McWilliams, 
Vice-President; Jerry Bickert, Secretary; Joyce 
Busic, Treasurer, with Bette Jayne Laufer as 
Cheerleading Chairman. Three of us were 
Samadra officers — Laura Jo Muessen, President; 
Jarvis Claypoole, Vice-President, and Joyce 
Busic, Custodian. With all this organization and 
work before us we set off on a busy year. 

Our first project as a Senior Class was the 
D. A. R. luncheon sponsored jointly by the 
Senior and Sophomore classes. Our Senior As- 
sembly was on October 26. It was done on the 
pattern of a television program, complete with 
"controls," commercials, and giveaways. To cele- 
brate winning the major prize, a "$25,000 paint- 
ing," our Miss Smith invited us to its "unveiling" 
in the Home Ec cottage. We arrived with vary- 
ing ideas of appropriate dress — to eat the most 
wonderful food and have the most wonderful 
time ever. 

The Fall Prom on November 12 was One 
Enchanted Evening. In November Samadra 
proudly presented the fall play, "Jane Eyre," with 
Seniors Laura Jo Muessen, Joyce Busic, and 
Mary Lou Mumford in the cast. 

The highlight of December was Christmas — 
and for us Seniors that meant the Senior-Sopho- 
more Bazaar. To carry out our theme of Christ- 
mas Toyland, all Seniors and Sophomores wore 
toy costumes to the bazaar. The Pageant too 
involved many Seniors. For weeks we had been 
speculating as to the identity of the Spirit of 
Christmas. When Ann Lewis came out with her 
white taper we were all gratified, for she is truly 
representative of all the connotations of the 
Spirit of Christmas — and of St. Mary's. The Ban- 
quet brought sentiment flowing to our eyes; not 
that were sad — but it was our last together. We 
were a proud, proud group when our skit, "The 
Littlest Angel," won first prize. Jerry Bickert 

was chosen as Santa Claus — and a jolly, generous 
one she was, too. 

In January our class crew hats arrived — with 
"Seniors" boldly emblazoned in green and white. 
For days afterwards we went through the halls 
proudly announcing our class by hat and by 
song. Basketball season also started — Senior 
varsity members were Joyce Busic and Jerry 
Rickert. Also came exams — and when we found 
we'd survived, we let out our breath — and went 
home. When we returned we were surprised — 
some of us dismayed — that our USO was closed 
for good. With it went an important phase of 
Saturday night entertainment. The situation was 
remedied bv the privilege to go to movies with 
dates on both Saturday nights and Sunday 

An important step hi the growth of St. Mary's 
was joining the Mason-Dixon Conference of the 
National Students' Association. Seniors made 
this possible bv appropriating the membership 
fee. Our delegates to N. S. A. conferences were 
Bette Jayne Laufer and Joyce Busic. 

Our King's Daughters program was a presen- 
tation of records from the ballet "Swan Lake." 
On February 22 we gave our Miss Smith a sur- 
prise party in the little smoker to celebrate her 
birthday and to show our appreciation for all she 
had done for us. Two days later was the Basket- 
ball Hop and another exciting game, with Mt. 

A big event was the Junior College Confer- 
ence at Hagerstown Junior College on March 25. 
Several members of the Senior Class went as rep- 
resentatives. We really pitched in with work on 
the Maryland Historical Pageant for May. This 
entailed hard work for everyone — in rehearsals, 
crew, costumes, and publicity. Practice also 
started for the modern dance program on May 
Day as well as preparations for the May Prom. 
Volleyball season was here and on days when 
the sun was out it seemed that sunbathing season 
was here, too. 

When we returned from the Easter holidays 

the new honor system was introduced. We had 

been working to attain this for some time and 

now it was an actuality. Seniors instrumental in 

its adoption were Bette Jayne Laufer and Joyce 

Busic. We felt it was the most important step 

in our growth as individuals and as a school we 

had made in the whole year. At the end of April 

we sent our lovely Joyce Busic to Winchester, 

Virginia, as the St. Mary's princess for the Apple 

Blossom Festival. ._ , 

(Continued on page 45) 


ClaJJ Will 





hereby will and bequeath my 
ability for balancing equations to 
any junior who enters into the 
field of science, and to Mary 
Anne Harryman mv recipe for 
making custards. 


do hereby will and bequeath my 

position on Varsity basketball to 

Bert Horsmon in hopes that she 

makes the team next year; to my 

•little sis, Louise Campbell, all mv beaus at the 

U. S. O.; and my job (!) as Senior Class President 

to anyone who thinks he can handle it! 

I, ANN ECHOLS LEWIS, do hereby will and 
bequeath my naturally curly hair and Woodbury 
complexion to Shandron Moore with the sincere 
hope that she can do more with them this next 
year than I have managed to do in nineteen; to 
Sue Chambers I leave my ability to arrive at 
Miss Rotha's classes on time as well as my knack 
for starting long-term assignments two nights 
before deadline; to Beverly Sewell and all the 
Sem Ferns and Sem Men a part of my treasured 
memories of good fun and fellowship at St. 

I, DELORES PARKS, do hereby will and be- 
queath my 20-20 vision to Joyce Bedell; my 
height to Alma Waters; and my "no parking" 
signs to mv roommate, Joan Whelpley. 

will and bequeath my appetite to Mary Louise 
Bratt; my chemistry notes (with interpreter) to 
my little sis, Barbara Burklev; and my arguments 
to anvone with better ones. 

I, JERALDINE RICKERT, do hereby will and 
bequeath my love for "Bill" Lawrence to Sue 
Chambers; my pleasure obtained from smoking 
in the dorm to Mar)' Lou Pinder; and my after- 
hour pranks to Helen Davis. 

I, EDITH ANNE ROBINSON, do hereby will 

and bequeath, my abundance of hair to "Shan" 
Moore who has been taking it from me all year; 
and to my little sis, my senior hat. 

I, MARY LEE WITZKE, do hereby will and 
bequeath a reserved spot in the shadow of the 
"Peace Monument" on the Gettysburg Battle 
Field to my sister, Barbara Ann; to Sue Chambers 
a pullev system so she can always keep in touch 
with the girls on the second floor; and to Alma 
Waters, my little sis, a "kocka" to help brighten 
the dark moments at S. M. S. Also to Beverlv 
Sewell, an unlimited supply of Tender Leaf tea. 

I, MARY JUNE ROBERTSON, do hereby will 
and bequeath my "little old chair" and Chris to 
my roommate Betty Resh; my appetite to Mary 
Lou Pinder; and to mv little sis, Calysta Burkley, 
"Stanpaulboves" with permission to change his 

I, MARY LOU MUMFORD. do hereby will 
and bequeath mv theme song "The Man I Love" 
to Joan Courtney; to Carter Cobb mv great skill 
in modern dance; and to some unforunate soul, 
mv "Duly" on Sunday night. 

will and bequeath mv painting entitled "Sun Set" 
to my little sis, Olive Siblv, to do with as she sees 
fit; to mv roommate, Jean Morris, I leave the 
sincere hope that next year's roommate is not an 
Art Major; to Betsy Briscoe my ability to get 
along with sailors and mv good times at the 
base; and to Lee Adams, frequent trips to Balti- 
more in hopes that he finds as much enjoyment 
there as I do. 

I, MARY ALICE WAESCHE, do hereby will 
and bequeath to my little sis, Joan Whelpley, my 
love for bridge in the smoker but have hopes 
that she will not trump her own tricks as is my 
favorite habit; to Joanie Maust, mv seat in the 
smoker; and to all present and incoming Sem 
Ferns and Sem Men, best wishes for a wonderful 
and happv stay at S. M. S. 



Senior Prophecy 

It's here It's come! The day of all days and the 
reunion of all reunions - a White House luncheon for 
the Sem Ferns of '50! Why, Frisky, twelve years ago 
when I was just a little mouse, I lived around the pipes 
in Dolores Parks room at dear ole S.M.S. and I said to 
myself that June 5th, when I saw those twelve Seniors 
graduate, that this was a class with whom I wanted 
to keep in touch always. You'll see why as soon as 
you meet them. I'll try to keep you posted as they arrive. 

Of course, you are already well acquainted with Presi- 
dent McYVilliams. And Frisky, Betty Mac is not too 
young to be president. No — not any longer. I guess 
you can't remember the Constitutional Amendment passed 
a few years ago stating that women Presidents of the 
United States need only be twenty-five years old when 
they take office. The men, of course, must still be thirty- 
five, but that's because Congress felt that nowadays a 
woman can take over the reigns of executive power and 
get things done at least 10 years before a man is capable 
of doing the same. And especially did Congress feel this 
to be true in President McWilliams' case. Why, with 
her previous record as Maryland State's Attorney and her 
expert standing in the scientific world, she has reached 
just about what her classmates of '50 expected of her. 

Look! A car is coming up the driveway. Move over. 
Frisky! You don't need the entire window-sill, you 
know. Let's see who this is now. Hmmm. Rather tall, 
blond hair, winsome smile — Lee Lee! Mary Lee Witzke 
is the one I'll bet. But what's that under her arm? Oh, 
no! Not Beauty Counselor Products! But that's Lee 
Lee — business first. And her business I understand is 
to make the American woman sit up and take notice of 
herself. "Make the most of what you have and you'll 
have a lot more nf it" is her motto — and Bill's, of course, 
too! Why, someone else is getting out. "Bye, Frank," 
she said. Let me think. Frank - Frank - where have 
I heard that name before? With Robbie, of course. 
That's Mary June Robertson of Powers fame. She's pri- 
vate secretary to Mr. Powers himself and still models 
for him. For old times sake she helps out her school- 
day employers, Sears, Roebuck, occasionally, but most 
of her work is "on the runway". Most interesting, 
I'd say! 

Speaking of models and clothes. Frisky, do you remem- 
ber that satin gown you lunched on yesterday? That was 
a "Joyce Creation" designed by Joyce Busic. She has 
sole priority on the designs for the gowns of Queen Shen- 
andoah and her princesses at the Apple Blossom festival 
each year, and between orders such as this necessitating 
several round trips per season from her Paris home to 
New York and keeping up with her husband's social life 
in diplomatic circles, she finds herself quite busy. 

Listen! A siren! Someone must be hurt! But cer- 
tainly not here. Mister — don't turn that ambulance into 
our drive. It's Geraldine Rickert — up to her old pranks! 
Imagine anyone blaring down Pennsylvania Avenue and 
into the White House drive for no good reason — other 
than the fact that she's of the class of '50, of course, and 
that's what counts today! Never thought you'd actually 
get to see a big Softball star like Jerry, did you, son? 
Well, there she is — the best first baseman the Femme 
Fatale Fantastics ever had. Of course, now that she 
has her R. N. her line of work has changed a bit, and 
she is supervising all of the exercise given to convalescents 
in rehabilitation centers. That's what 1 call making the 
most of what you have! I wish she'd turn off that siren 
though — it's getting hard on my ears. And Dolores 
Parks and Jarvis Claypoole feel the same way. They 
certainly did fall out in a hurry. 

Now here we have an example of teamwork, Frisky. 
De has been a top-flight commercial artist for several 
years now and Jarvis has been teaching dramatics and 
social studies since 1954. But on the side they both 
sponsor the "Ask Jarvis" TV show which advertises 

SENIOR toothpaste. Each week Jarvis takes her 
audience on a trip through time and we see how people 
have brushed their teeth throughout all the centuries. 
We see the crowbar teething rings used by babies of 
prehistoric man and we see the crowbar teething rings 
used by babies of today whose mothers use SEN-I-OR! 
De, of course, does all of the nation-wide advertising 
and designs the toothpaste tubes. It's quite a growing 
business so I hear. But, Frisky, don't you ever use 
SEN-I-OR for I hear that it floats your teeth right down 
your throat! 

Speaking of teachers, another one of the class is doing 
quite well at it. Mary Lou Mumford is teaching philoso- 
phy and English literature at Salisbury State Teachers. 
She just couldn't leave the Ocean Breezes. But just you 
mind and never say anything to Lou about that curly, 
red hair or the Eastern shore for those Eastern shoremen 
are more loyal than Texans, I do believe! I understand 
she still entertains at reunions, too, and at present she's 
busily engaged in writing a book entitled Twelve Little 
Sem Ferns and How They Grew. It should be quite 

Look, Frisky, a station wagon is turning in. The 
lettering on the door says "Mary Alice's Day Nursery". 
That's Man- Alice Waesche and I see Lou is with her,, 
too. Waesche has quite a thriving business witli the little 
ones. And it's such a service to working parents. Edith 
Anne Robinson, who is getting out with Ann Lewis, is 
her extra nurse, though as I understand it, Edie has in- 
creased Waesche's enrollment a bit herself. Ann is a 
social worker right here in Washington, and with the 
sponsorship of Senator Earle Gerding, and again the help 
of Edie Anne, she maintains the free SEN-I-OR tooth- 
paste clinic where people from all over the countrv come 
to brush their teeth with SEN-I-OR! For contrast she 
drops in to see Betty Mac at the White House occasion- 
ally. Of course, you know all about that. Frisky, since 
you so rudely went running out' at the wrong time one 
day and spoiled a perfectly good joke Ann was telling. 
What was it? Something about Maw and Paw and 
raisin' biscuits. I can't quite remember now. 

What's Waesche doing jumping up and down and 
spurting numbers like that? Oh, I know — counting the 
days until . . . who knows what she's counting them for 
this time. She already Has Bens! 

Well, let's take inventory. Frisky. There are eleven 
present which means one to come yet, Bette Jayne 
Laufer. We couldn't possibly start without our B. J. for 
she's the president of the class. B. J. is very well known 
in all Capitol Hill society as a wonderful boon to any party 
with her wit and good humor. As a senator's wife she 
has to be on her toes all of the time and especially since 
she is campaigning herself for next year's elections. She 
and Earle both belong to Betty Mac's political party 
which really forms quite a trio for carrying out Earle's 
plans for setting our National politics on a good sound 
basis! Ah, here she comes now and right on time, too. 
Jarvis is going out to meet her — and that reminds me, 
Frisky! I haven't warned you about that girl! Jar is an 
avid fan of the quaint old art of hypnosis, so don't ever 
let her eye catch yours. First thing you know you'll 
be standing on your hind feet and shouting "Hail to the 
King of Iceland!" 

King i 

One Dozen Sem-Fems! We might as well slide down 
the drapes and get settled in a good box-seat before the 
"show" starts, Frisky. It's always a once-in-a-lifetime 
experience when this group gets together! Wait a minute. 
Do I hear the patter of tiny feet outside the window? 
I certainly do. It's Miss Polly Smith, manager of 
Smith's Towne House and sponsor of the Sem-Fems of 
'50. That sign she's carrying with a "Senior" crew hat 
perched on top says: 

"It's a Great Life if you don't weaken!" 




To The Sophomores: 

In these past two years our class has gone 
through many experiences together. Some of 
these experiences have been trying, some funny, 
but most have been wonderful ones which we 
shall cherish as happy memories in the years to 
come. All of these experiences, however, have 
added the proper amount of seasoning to our 
class and have made it one of which I know 
each and every one of us will always be proud 
to have been a member. 




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Sophomore Clad 3 J4i3tory, 

Green? We were greener than the hockev 
field in spring when we piled into the Seminary 
two years ago in September '4S. All of us were 
like scared rabbits those first lew days. Espe- 
cially in the Talent Show when we told the audi- 
ence, "the Viper's coming, the Viper's coining!" 
and with the help of Stacy Bennett threw "water" 
in the audience. Everyone remembers all that 
Joan Micheals wore that first week. They ought 
to— she wore the same things every day. Yup, 
her trunk was sent to Missouri instead of 

After we'd hurdled the first obstacles of ac- 
climating ourselves to S. M. S., elections were 
held and poetess Joan Micheals was elected class 
president. Charlotte Stanton was elected vice- 
president; Alice Thompson, secretary; Lacy Rees, 
treasurer; and Gail Teese and Betty Turner, his- 
torians. The two representatives for our class 
on the Student Council were Lacy Rees and 
Betty Turner. 

During that first semester the frosh accom- 
plished many things, like constantly embarrassing 
Paloma Castro Leal until she gave up trying 
to be modest and driving the third floor mad with 
Babbie Gelston and her "guitar." 

In each and every school activity the frosh 
contributed much. Barbara Gelston, Betty 
Turner, Betsy Wetherill, and Mary Louise Bratt 
represented our class in the Samadra's fall pro- 
duction "Ladies In Retirement." At the Christ- 
mas banquet we presented "Look to This Day" 
written by |oan Micheals with Gail Teese, Joan 
Micheals, and Betty Turner. (The frosh were 
well represented in the night-before-Xmas- 
misbehavior, too.) 

After vacation— voila! Exams, staring us in 
the face. I'm sure that in the history of St. Mary's 
that no more bewildered, flustered freshmen 
could be found. Finally, with the exams over, 
there we were— smack in the middle of basketball 
season. Charlotte Stanton and Dianne Rutan 
did a great job on the varsity. The class team 
pulled hard and again showed their good sports- 

manship. . . . Basketball season over, and oops! 
Something else for the Class of '50 frosh to do in 
a big way— the assembly. Gail Teese and Betty 
Turner got silly one night and out came our 
"Murphy's Mellow Mush Juice, Truth or You've 
Had It" program. 

Sometime in February, Joan Micheals left and 
Charlotte Stanton became our class president. 
Volley ball and softball season flew by with the 
frosh playing their best and showing their usual 
good sportsmanship. The spring production 
"Only An Orphan Girl" had two freshmen leads. 
Lacy Rees as the heart-rending heroine, and 
Betsy Wetherill as the nasty ole villain. Time 
flew in those last few days but there was still 
time enough for the freshmen to be impressed 
with the traditional May Day ceremonies in 
which many of our class participated. The fresh- 
man princess, Catherine Cooksey, made us all 
very proud of her. Close to the end of the year, 
freshmen found out what it meant, being under- 
grads. First of all, tying all the daisies reminded 
us that even frosh can go "daisy happy," then we 
were thrilled by the Class Day ceremonies and 
being capped; and, too, with the pride we felt 
seeing the graduates receive their many honors, 
and finally the sorrow we felt in having to leave 
so many fine friends added to the final outcome, 
a slightly sad, undergrad feeling. 

September '49, after a wonderful vacation- 
here we were— back at St. Mary's. It was won- 
derful seeing our old classmates once again and 
realizing that finally we were sophomores! A 
graduating class! There were some new mem- 
bers added, and some old lost. Lacy Rees decided 
to remain among the Mississippi magnolias; Gail 
Teese stayed with the Arrny at Camp Lee; and 
Stacv Bennett is still gracing Baltimore with her 
presence— now a married woman! However, a 
new group made us feel complete again, in the 
presence of Georgia Bennett, Diane Billings, Lu- 
cille Henderson and Anne Tilghman. 

After going over some old jokes from the pre- 
vious year, the sophs stopped laughing for a 


moment and elected officers. Betty Turner, pres- 
ident; Alice Thompson, vice president; Charlotte 
Stanton, secretary; and Georgia Bennett, treas- 
urer is our roster. History repeats itself, so they 
say, and did it again— ves, we had another hockey 
season. But the tale was different this year; there 
was still the good sportsmanship, and of course 
spunk, but as an added attraction, we attained 
second place bv the seniors 2-1. After all the 
excitement died down, some of our more dra- 
matic members found themselves again showing 
S. M. S. the unlimited talents of our class, with 
Betsv Wetheril] managing "Jane Eyre" in which 
Georgia Bennett plaved Mrs. Fairfax. 

To make a little money, we gave a bake sale 
in November, and to make a little more there 
was the annual senior-sophomore bazaar before 
Xmas vacation, with Marv Louise Bratt as jolly 
old Santa. The bazaar was a big success— turkev 
sandwich, turkey sandwich? Who'll have a 
turkey sandwich?— and oh! how the green stuff 
rolled in. But let's not be mercenary; the sophs 
are well known for contributing much to the 
school and that they did again in the skit at the 

Christmas Banquet. "Old Peter's Toy Shop" with 
Betsy Wetherill, Jeanne Adams, and the whole 
class supporting was our addition to the night's 

In Mav Day, the Pageant, and the remaining 
sports— volleyball, Softball— the sophomores re- 
tained their usual top standards, and showed the 
school that Sophomores are a necessarv, a very 
necessarv hazard, and that they can't be beaten. 
Our Princesses on the May Court were Diarme 
Ruran and Barbara Gelston, and with their at- 
tractive contributions, the court could not help 
but be a big success. 

Sophomores captured many honors on that day 
we had all been looking forward to. graduation 
day. But it is not the honors that made our class 
one of which we shall always be proud, nor, al- 
though it enters in a great deal, is it what we 
have given to St. Mary's in the way of talent, 
time, and so forth. The quality that has made 
our class such a great one is the unity of purpose 
with the willing, unselfish spirit that the Sopho- 
mores of 1950 have always shown. 


Sopltomore ClaJJ lAJill 

We, the members of the class of '50, being in a drowsy state, do herewith set down 
our Last Will and Testament, admitting it may be contested by those of saner 

I, Georgia Anne Bennett, will to Dorothy Yeomans my ability to knit argyles; to 
Dolores Willoughby, my skill and enthusiasm in sports; and to Rebecca McCIy- 
ment next year's supply of chicle. 

I, Marion Diane Billings, hereby bequeath my ability of standing on my head to 
Dolores Willoughby; my so-called artistic talent to Patricia Myer; and to Cynthia 
Gard, my extremely neat room. 

I, Mary Louise Bratt, will my love for the mountains to Rebecca McClvment; to 
Dorothy Yeomans a replica of Denny Dimwit's hat; and to Dolores Willoughby 
my ability to stay on a diet. 

I, Catherine Ann Cooksey, will to my little sis, Anne Maxwell, my privilege of 
taking an unlimited number of weekends; and to my little sis Phyllis Ames com- 
plete access to the faculty wing. 

I, Barbara Bruce Gelston, will to my little sis, Cynthia Gard, my ability to get a 
suntan in January, and to Winifred Davis, a bottle of ink eradicator. 

I, Edna Lucille Henderson, will my love for singing to Kareen Peterson; to Cynthia 
Gard and Winifred Davis, my ability to change a room around. 

I, Dianne Joan Rutan, will to Anne Maxwell rav natural blonde hair; to Phyllis 
Ames and Rebecca McClvment, my abilitv to get into a "Smoke" of trouble; to my 
little sis, Dolores Willoughby, my troubles with the telephone situation, and to 
Joan Cook, my athletic ability. 

I, Charlotte Jane Stanton, will the traditional pink bookcase and my love for the 
Navy to my little sis, Joan Cook; to Rebecca McClyment my love for a moun- 
tainous terrain; and to Margaret Wetherill and Phyllis Ames my knack for letter- 

I, Elizabeth Barksdale Turner, will to Cynthia Gard all my week-end privileges, 
and to Winifred Davis my petiteness. 

I, Elizabeth Cortright Wetherill. will a life's subscription of funny books to 
Winifred Davis; my past interests in CHMA to Dorothy Yeomans, and to uphold 
the family tradition at St. Mary's to my sister, Margaret Wetherell. 

Signed by the maladjusted class of '50. 

Witnesed by: 

Emma and Beulah 


Sopnomote PropheAy 

Bv the use of that popular machine of 1960 
called "Mental Video", this reporter has recently 
paid a visit to the members of the graduating 
Sophomore class of 1950 at S. M. S. The follow- 
ing is a report of what this machine has enabled 
him to see. 

The first picture that flashes on the screen is 
that of a man and woman sitting before a fire 
in the library of a home in London, England. 
Bv closer observation it was seen that the woman 
was .the former Betti/ Turner who was the presi- 
dent of the class. Unfortunately the light from 
the fire did not .allow positive identification of 
the gentleman, but somehow his face looked 
familiar. Betty has lived in her London home 
for a number of years now and has led a gracious 
and full life. 

The former vice-president, Alice Thompson, 
has returned to St. Mary's Junior College as a 
Home Economics instructor. Because the Home 
Economics department has enlarged since she 
was a student, she does a large and excellent job 
in instructing both high school and college 

Charlotte Stanton, the class secretary, had 
changed her name bv obtaining a Mrs. degree. 
Her skill at tvping sixty words a minute is not 
wasted, however, as she cooperated with her 
local newspaper by tvping some of the copy. 

The fourth picture that flashed across the 
screen was that of the class treasurer, Georgia 
Bennett. She was found to be working in the 
laboratory of the F. B. I. in Washington. She 
might remind you of Sherlock Holmes a little; 
but instead of carrying a magnifying glass, she 
carries a microscope. You recall that mind of 
hers at St. Mary's . . . curious. 

The former Dianne Rut an has found two very 
fine careers. After graduating from college as a 
physical education instructor, she married a well 
established engineer. Her training in physical 
education was not in vain, for we see that she 
is very active in the planning of community 

After strenuously brushing paint, we find the 
familiar squirming object to be Diane Billings, of 
all people. Her hobby turned out to be her 
means of making a living. Diane is a very 
successful artist, it seems, as some of her paint- 
ings have been exhibited at the National Art 

Gallery, Washington, D. C. 

In spite of her frankness, Bab- 
bie Gelston is one of best real 
estate dealers in the country. 
The nation is quite familiar 
with the slogan of Babbie's own 
real estate company: We just simply hate and 
can't stand to see vacant houses and unused land. 
(This statement is flat, but vou have to know 
Babbie to get the point. ) 

Anne Tilghman, B. S., R. N. Anne has cer- 
tainly received her share of degrees in the scien- 
tific field. She is a firm believer in the saying 
that "the only way to tell which job is for you is 
to try them all." 

Who is the very busy looking woman sitting 
behind that beautiful desk? She seems to have 
every modern facility there is to have for a secre- 
tary. And why not - it's Mrs. Thomas Posey, 
the former Catherine Cooksey. She has been 
helping her husband establish a new business by 
taking on the secretarial work. Thev are doing a 
very fine job, we -might add. 

Miss Rotha used to worry about Mary Louise 
Bratt's belief in mercy killings, but Man.' Louise 
is the gentlest kind of a nurse as many people 
know. Mary Louise went through Nurse's train- 
ing and is now answering the doctors call for 
"scapel." Mary Louise always has a friendly 
smile for anyone who enters the hospital where 
she is working. She has done a truly grand job 
since she graduated with us in the class of 1950 
at S. M. S. 

The reporter also saw another figure dressed 
in white. This attractive lady attired in white is 
walking beside a tall, dark man. A closer look 
reveals the identity of Lucille Henderson, now a 
registered nurse. The young man is none other 
than her husband whom she met as a student 

This concludes the report on that fabulous 
class of '50. They were outstanding members 
of the school, not merely academically, but also 
in their contributions to St. Mary's many projects 
and actual school life. 




CLASS ROLL: Phyllis Ames, Joan Cook, Winifred Davis, Cynthia 
Gard, Rebecca McClyments, Ann Maxwell, Patricia Meyers, Karen 
Peterson, Marjorie Wetherill, Dolores Willoughby and Dorothy 


September, the beginning of the school at St. 
Mary's, and the twelve freshmen meet each other, 
with most of us knowing hardly a soul. But we 
got to know each other, settled down, and got 
"adjusted", and began to show signs of class 
spirit. We began to look around and take stock 
of our opportunities. First we elected officers, 
of course. Becky McClyment was elected Class 
President; Cynthia Gard, Vice President; Margie 
Wetherill, Secretary; and Beverly Smith, Treas- 
urer. Bev left later, and Phylis Ames was elected 
to fill the office. Our council members were Joan 
Cook and Phyll Ames. Phyll later resigned, and 
the class elected Cynthia Gard to take her place. 
Our very able class sponsor was Mrs. Turnburke. 

Only one freshman, Gard, was on the cast of 
"Jane Eyre", but we. all helped Mrs. Turnburke, 
either on crew or costumes. We all worked on 

the Christmas pageant. In fact, most of us were 
in it. Of course, we were all in the Spring page- 
ant, which was the highlight of the year, as far 
as drama was concerned. Our May Princess was 
Winifred Davis. 

Our skit, "Santa Claus Visits a Salesgirl", which 
we presented at the Christmas Banquet, was a 
big success, and so were the blue garters we gave 
Mrs. Turnburke as a wedding present!! Our 
King's Daughters program was a religious quiz, 
which everybody thought was different, to say 
the least! 

During the year we raised funds for our almost 
empty treasury by selling Christmas cards and 
chances on a cake. Phyll Ames and Dolores 
Willoughby were in charge of the card project, 
and Pat Meyer and Janie Williams sold the 

Throughout the year we took an active part 

in school life; but the best part of the year for 

the most of us was that great moment when we 

could at least say we were no longer Freshmen! 



Une juniord 


The Juniors this year started out with some in- 
valuable assets. Our class made up over half of 
the student bodv; we had as our capable leader, 
Olivine Taft, and as our class sponsor and ad- 
visor, Miss Hayes. 

Christmas week was a busy time for all. The 
Juniors sponsored a very successful Christmas 
Dance. The fellows of our choice came from 
far and near. In addition to our dance, we took 
second place with our Christmas skit at the 
annual banquet. 

Our class was right on top in the field of sports. 
Our class teams won the honor of first place 
in all of the intramurals. The hockey varsity 
included Mary Lou Pinder, captain; Bert Hors- 
mon, Mary Ann Harryman, Olive Sibley, Pete 
Parlett, and Joan Whelpley from our class. Also 
the basketball varsity had as the representatives 
from our class Bert Horsmon, captain; Mary A. 
Harryman, Mary Lou Pinder, Olive Sibley, 
Marian Greenwell, and Barbara Gray. 

In addition to being well represented on the 
teams, we also participated actively on the Ath- 

letic Board with eleven members, and on the 
Student Council with four members. 

One of the most memorable occasions of the 
year is May Day. This year the school sponsored 
a three-day pageant in commemoration of the 
founding of Marvland. As the grand finale of 
the program was our annual May Day program. 
Our representative as Mav Princess was Olivene 

Then came the davs we had all looked forward 
to with great anticipation — Class Dav and Grad- 
uation. Of course, to take an active interest in 
these davs, we must wait until next year. But 
this year we received our caps in the Class Day 
exercises from our upper classmen, each of us 
looking forward to next year when we would be 
bestowing the same honor to our under classmen. 





Blackistone, Ann Blackwell, Gay Blackwell, Betsy Briscoe, 
Barbara Burkley, Calysta Burkley, Louise Campbell, Suzanna 
Chambers, Carroll Chandler, Carter Cobb, Tommy Cook, 
Joanne Courtney, Helen Davis, Barbara Gray, Marion Green- 
well, Mary Anne Harryman, Gertrude Horsmon, Frank Kauff- 
man, Judy Legg, Barbara Long, Joan Maust, Carl Merson, 
Shandren Moore, Jean Morris, Sue Ann Myers, Frances Paul, 
Mary Lou Pinder, Betty Resh, Beverly Sewell, Olive Sibley, 
Delores Stammer, Olivene Taft, Barbara Thompson, Alma 
Waters, Joan Whelpley, Barbara Williams, Barbara Witzke 
and Janet Zimmerman. 




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Mary Lou Mumford, Cynlhii 

ary Alice Waesche, Betty Resh, An 
and Beverly Sewell. Second row 
Gard, Suzanne Chambers, Catherin 


Lewis, Joan Cook, Betty Tun 
Betty McWilliams, Joyce Busi 
Cooksey and Anne Tilghman. 

The Student Council and its efficient membership keeps the Seminary on an even keel and makes the principle of 
Democracy an everyday experience. 

Among its accomplishments have been the compilation of the rules and regulations of the school, the revision of the 
handbook, and Constitution of the S.F.G.A., and the setting up of an efficient honor system. On the lighter side, it 
sponsored our May Prom with "Through The Years" as the theme of 1950. 

The Athletic Board and association is an important organization on campus. It sponsored various activities 
throughout the year beginning in the fall with a formal dance and later in the year other functions such as Play Day, when 
relay games and obstacle races are performed, a banquet is given, and the big event is the May Day and modern dance 
program for which the choreography is planned by a member of the A. A. Board. It also sponsored a Basketball hop 
ending the basketball season. The officers of the A. A. Board for 1949-50 were: 

President, Mary June Robertson; V>i<? President, Betty McWilliams; Secretary, Jerry Rickert, Treasurer, Joyce Busic. 

They, with the remaining members of the board, carried out the various jobs of this organization in an unexcelled 




A. A. BOARD-Joyce Busic, "Robbie" Robertson, Dianna Rutan, Jerry Rickert, Joan Whelpley, Oliv 
Taft, Barbara Thompson, Bert Horsmon, Barbara Gelston, Betty Resh, Mary Anne Harryman, Louise Campbell, 
Mary Lou Pinder, Ann Blackwell, Barbara Gray, Carter Cobb and Miss Betty Eskrigge, sponsor. 


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GlEE CLUB ROLl-First soprano: Joyce Busic, Suzanne Chambers, Ann Black- 
well, Gay Blackwell, Betsy Briscoe. Mary Anne Harryman, Barbara Gelston, Judy 
Legg, Rebecca McClyments, Sue Ann Myers, Edith Anne Robinson, Delores Parks, 
Alice Thompson, Barbara Thompson, Mary Alice Waesche and Delores Willoughby. 
Second soprano: Barbara Burkley, Lilyan Blackistone, Joanne Courtney, Helen 
Davis, Gertrude Horsmon, Mary Lou Mumford, Ann Lewis, Joan Maust, Frances 
Paul and Janet Zimmerman. Alto: Phyllis Ames, Calysta Burkley, Joan Cook, 
Cynthia Gard, Dianne Rutan, Olive Sibley and Charlotte Stanton. Baritone: Lee 
Adams, Carter Cobb, Frank Kauffman and Carl Merson. 

Qlee Club 

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SAMADRA OFFICERS-Jarvis Claypoole, Barbara Gray, Joan Maus' 
Joyce Busic and Mrs. David Turnburke, sponsor. 


HOME ECONOMICS ClUB-First row (I. to r.) Ann Blackwell, Shar 
and Alma Waters. Second row: Mary Alice Waesche, Joyce Busic, 
Laufer, Suzanne Chambers, Frances Paul and Janet Zimmerman. 
Edith Anne Robinson, Barbara Burkley, Calysta Burkley, Mary Lou Ml 
Lee Witzke, Barbara Witzke, Betsy Briscoe and Barbara Williams, 
Helen Davis, Barbara Long, Ann Lewis, Dolores Willoughby, Jean 
June Robertson and Joyce Bedell. Fifth row: Joan Maust, Alio 
Barbara Gelston and Betsy Wetherill. 

mford. Mary 
Fourth row: 

J\orris, Mary 

"Entre-Nous", our French club here at St. Mary's, which means "between us", has had the skilled 
supervision of Miss Sticknev, the language teacher. 

Mary Alice Waesche has done a splendid job as the president of this organization. She and the 
rest of the officers who are Sue Chambers. Vice President, Mary Lou Mumford, Treasurer, and Mary 
Louise Bratt, Secretary, have made it possible for the club to be successful. 

This club sponsored a dance April 1 in the Rec Room. Although the crowd was not large, every- 
one enjoyed themselves. 


FRENCH CLUB-F.rst row (1. to r 

) Frances Paul, Dolores 

Willoughby, Phyllis A 

and Joan Cook. Second row: 

Miss Stickney, sponso 

, Mary Louise Bratt, f\ 

Lou Mumford, Mary Alice Wae 

sche, Suzanne Chambe 

rs and Marjorie Weth 

Cntre J^louA 

The purpose of this club is to 
acquaint the members with the 
customs and language of the 
French people. 

We hope that next year's club 
will be as successful as the one 
this year. Au revoir. 




SEATED (I. lo r. )— Charlotte Stanton, Barbara Gray, Bart Horsmon, Miss Boggan, I 
Sewell STANDING II. to r l-Betty Jayne Laufer, Mary Lou Pinder and Ann Bla 

The Castellan is proof posi- 
tive of the organizational and 
literary ability of this group. 
With Miss Boggan and Bert's supervision, reminding people of the deadlines, "Bee Jay" rounding up 
the necessary funds, "Pinsie" cheering on the sports' writers and giving them something to write about, 
"Bobbie" snapping the camera, "Andy" distributing the finished product, and "Bev" assisting Bert, the 
yearbook was finally assembled. Despite the ruffles and qualms, particularly in reference to the 
money that just wasn't there, the Castellan was completed and we know that within it are all the 
memories of a happy year. 

Une Slanal JyewA 

Meeting deadlines, setting up "dummies", proof-reading, tvping the stencils— they're 
all part of creating a newspaper. The Signal News can justly feel proud of a job well 
done, for even though it was only published semi-monthly during the second semester 
of the school vear, it has been an excellent example of the literary ability in S. M. S. The 
staff is now setting up plans for the organization next year and is 
envisioning an even better paper in the years to come. Mean- 
while, who would guess that "Jerry" Bickert is a slave driver when 
it comes to meeting deadlines? 

THE SIGNAL NEWS STAFF-First row (I. to r.) Charlotte Stanton, Betty Resh, Bar 
bare Gray, Mary Lou Mumford, Jeraldine Rickert, Bert Horsmon and Alice Thomp 
son. Second row: Becky McClyments, Barbara Gelston, Olivene Taft, Dolores 
Parks, Ann Lewis, Jean Morris, Miss Custis, Mary Lou Pinder, Miss Boggan, Joyce 
Busic, Barbara Thompson and Betty McWilliams. 






r.) Betty Jayne Laufer, N 

man, Mary Lou Pinder, B 

Jerry Rickert. Second row: Joan Whelpley 

Joyce Busic, Barbara Gray, Olive Sibley 

Mary Louise Bratt and Betsy Briscoe. 

Hockey, the first major sport of the season, started off in a gala manner as Mary Lou Pinder, 
hockey manager, started intramural practice. Thanks to hockey, the Juniors began their long 
winning streak. The season record was one win, two losses and one tie. The anmlal Army-Navy 
game was played and Navy again emerged the victor. A most successful season was experienced 
which will be profitable to future intramural and varsity competition. 


VARSITY VOLLEYBALI-Firsl row (I. to r.) 

Barbara Gray, Mary Anne Harryman, Joyce 
Busic and Marion Greenwell. Second row: 
Mary Louise Bratt, Mary Lou Pinder, Bert 
Horsmon, Jerry Rickert and Joanne Court- 


: Clteerleaderd 

CHEERLEADERS- Dianne Billings, An 
Lewis, Barbara Gelston, Betty Jayne Laufe 
Olivene Taft, Betsy Briscoe and Barbar 

The cheerleading squad efficiently cheered the various teams to victory. Barbara Thompson, 
the captain, and her squad initiated many new cheers which aroused school spirit. The squad 
members were: Billings, Briscoe, Gelston, Lewis, Taft and Williams. 





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Basketball season was successful with Bert Horsmon, captain of varsity, and her squad winning 
eight out of twelve games. In intramural competition, the Juniors took top honors. The members 
of varsity were: Forwards— Horsmon, Harryman. Rickert, Pinder, Siblev, Henderson; Guards— 
Rutan, Greenwell, Busic, Gray and Muessen. Bert Horsmon was high scorer for the season with 
19.3 points per game. 


JjadlcetbaLl 3ir3t Jjneup 

Bert Horsmon, forward Mary Anne Harryman, forward Jerry Riekert, forward 

Joyce Busic, guard 

"Jimmy" Rutan, guard Marion Greenwell, guard 




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Editor in Chief 
Gertrude Horsmon 

Assistant Editor 
Beverly Sewell 


Facultt/ Adviser 
Miss Mary E. Bocgan 

Sports Editor 

Mary Lou Pinder 
Joyce Busic, Assistant 

Business and Finance Manager 
Bettv Jayne Laufer 

Photography Editor 

Barbara Gray 

Mary Alice Waesche, Assistant 

Production Manager 
Charlotte Stanton 

Graduate Editors 

Mary June Bobertson 
Betty McWilliams 
Ann Lewis 
Lucille Henderson 
Betty Turner 
Barbara Gelston 


Bettv Turner 
Barbara Thompson 


Ann Blackwell 
Olivene Taft 
Catherine Cooksey 

Junior Editor 
Betty Resh 

Freshman Editor 
Cynthia Gard 

Contributing Writers 

Jerry Rickert 

Sue Chambers 

Margie Wetherill 

Edith A. Robinson 

Jarvis Claypoole 

Jean Morris 

Betsy Wetherill 

Diane Billings 

Alice Thompson 

Mary Lou Mumford 

Joanne Courtney 

Mary Lou Bratt 

Georgia Bennett 


Carroll Chandler 

Janet Zimmerman 

Alma Waters 

Charlotte Stanton 

Proof Readers 

Sue Ann Myers 
Beverly Sewell 


Senior ClaAA Jfidtoru — Continued 

The first week of May was about the busiest 
of the year. The Pageant, practiced to perfec- 
tion, started on Thursday, May 4, and extended 
to noon on Saturday. It was attended by indi- 
viduals and groups from all over the state, but 
to us the most important audience was made 
up of our families and friends. The May Day 
program was a modern dance interpretation of 
the changing American Spirit "Through the 
Years," from the Indians to our own times. The 
crowning event of the afternoon was the May 
Procession, with Mary June Robertson looking 
very lovely in her white gown. Our princesses 
were Mary Lee Witzke in blue, and Ann Lewis 
in green. Also, Joyce Busic, up from the Apple 
Blossom Festival, was Guest of Honor, and she 
wore her lavender-pink dress from the Festival. 
May Day closed with new happiness to be treas- 
ured always as part of the brightness of Seminary 
life — and with the May Prom, also done on the 
theme "Through the Years," came a very perfect 
climax to a perfect week. May passed rapidly. 
On Alumnae weekend we were introduced to this 

active organization. The weekend was unusual 
as well as entertaining. June week brought the 
end of exams and Play Day — which played us 
out but was great fun. It closed with the A. A. 
Banquet — and now we really realized that the 
year was almost over. Saturday was Class Day — 
our first chance to wear the coveted caps and 
gowns. As we capped our Junior sisters we 
wished them the best of everything for next year. 
We planted our ivy, that symbol of all we have 
given and received in our years at St. Mary's. 
But time was short and that night was the grad- 
uation dance, with Baccalaureate, Graduation, 
and an Ocean City vacation still before us. 

Graduation was a much-looked-forward-to 
event, but when it was over there were admitted 
lumps in our throats. Yet it was with a genuine 
sense of accomplishment that we left St. Mary's -* 
proud to have been here, to have participated in 
Seminary life both socially and academically, and 
to be alumnae of such a college. 

Souvenir Pnotog,rapnd 


Souvenir Photographs 


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Look for Tags Marked "SPECIAL OF THE WEEK." 

(19 Complete Departments to Serve the Entire Family) 


Smart Wear 

Helen Rysticken 





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Select Meats - Groceries 

Fruits and Vegetables 

Phone: Great Mills 162-J Free Delivery 

Joy Shop 

Lexington Park, Md. 

Great Mills 5491 

Infants' and Children's Wear 

Toys -:- Dry Goods 

Simplicity Patterns 

St. Mary's Hotel 

Leonardtown, Maryland 
With the Atmosphere of Home 

B. K. ABELL, Manager 
Telephone: Leonardtown 80 

McNey Motor Co., Inc. 

Chrysler — Plymouth 


Leonardtown, Maryland 

John R. Drury 

Insurance - Real Estate 

Leonardtown, Maryland 
Telephone: Leonardtown 141 

Norris and Norris 



Always Better Hardware 

Leonardtown, Maryland 
Telephone: Leonardtown 90 



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The Home Economics Club 





Signal News 


The Student-Faculty 
Government Ass'n 


Best Wishes 

The Senior Class 
of 1950 


Junior Class 


Sophomore Class 
of 1950 


Freshman Class 


Fenwick Motor 


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Brenegan's Drive-In 

Lexington Park, Md. 
Great Mills 7841 






Great Mills 3201 

Lexington Park 


Temple Beauty Shops 


Lexington Park Hotel 
Call 4091 








Phone 5574 
Lexington Park, Maryland 

Deal's for Meals 


Great Mills 5-F-14 

Plumbing Lighting Heating 

Smith's, Inc. 

Phone 93 
Leonardtown, Maryland 

Louisa M. Mumford 



Reasonable Rates 
Telephone 186 

Compliments of 

J. G. Nuthall 

Leonardtown, Maryland 

Great Mill 




J. Frank 


Hotel -:- 



Open All Year 


Bell Motor Company 

Leonardtown, Maryland 


Buick, Oldsmobile 



Hewitt Supply Co. 

Colloway, Maryland 

Lumber and Mill Work 

Hardware and Paints 

General Building Materials 

Phone: Great Mills 44- J 

Compliments of 

Spinning Wheel 

Cocktail Lounge and 


Lexington Park Outlet 

The Family Store of Style 
and Value 

Skeeter's Hotel Grill 

Open 7 Days Weekly 

Monday - Friday 6:30 A.M. - 11:00 P.M. 

Saturday - Sunday .... 8:00 A.M. - 11:00 P.M. 


Why Not Drop in for Food 

That's Different 


Morgan's Department Store 

Since 1884 


Shop and Save 

Leonardtown, Maryland 


Sam Millison 

Telephone G. M. Ill 

Great Mills Furniture Co. 

Great Mills, Maryland 
"Where Prices Are Low and Quality Prevails" 

Compliments of 

Sprigg Reeves 



Phone: Leonardtown 229 

Compliments of 

Robinson Funeral Home 


Monuments Cremations 


Originators of the Ambulance Service 




Monumental Motor 
Tours, Inc. 


Call Us for Week-end and 

Vacation Tours for 



Compliments of 

Dorsey and Sterling 

Leonardtown, Maryland 

Where Friends Meet 
For Good Food 

Arthur's Restaurant 


Rutan Chevrolet Sales, Inc. 


Compliments and 
Best Wishes for Success 

W.H. Kirkwood & Son 


Compliments of 

Baltimore Chapter 


Alumnae Association 

St. Mary's Seminary Jr. College 

. . . Compliments of . . . 

The First National Bank 

of St. Mary's 





Compliments of 

Lexington Park 
Variety Store 

Park Paint & Hardware Co. 

Lexington Park, Md. 
Phone: Great Mills 7962 

Electrical Equipment 

Sporting Goods 
Bicycle Supplies 

Plumbing, Equipment 

Park Pliarm 


Next to Park Theater 

Great Mills 6161 


Store Hours -9 A.M. to 12 P.M. 
(Dailv, Including Sunday) 

The Flower Shop 

Flowers by Wire 


Phone 195 We Deliver 

Leonardtown. Maryland 

Compliments of 

Park Theater 


St. Mary's Theater, 

Leonardtown, Maryland 




Compliments of 

Ocean City 
Ice and Coal Co. 


Compliments of 

Joseph A. Mattingly 


mill allied lines of 

Mrs. Harry P. Wise 

Great Mills, Maryland 

Telephone: Great Mills 3381 




Laundry and Dry Cleaning, Rug Cleaning, 
Di/cing, Diaper Service 


Our Motto: 
"The Best Is None Too Good for Our Customers" 

Telephone: Leonardtown 70 


Point Lookout Hotel 

12 Miles from the Seminary 



Compliments of 

Green Gables 


Mountain Playhouse 


Drive to or Tic Your Boat to 

Leonardtown Wharf 


Over Breton Bay 

Famous Food and Dancing 

Phone: Leonardtown 309 

Park Men's Shop 

Men's and Boys' Furnishings 



Great Mills 138-J 

Deitz Company 

Lexington Park, Maryland 

Shoes of Quality 
For the Entire Family 

W. C. Mattingley 

Funeral Directors and Embalmcrs 
Funeral Home — Ambulance Service 

Leonardtown, Md. 


Telephone: Leonardtown 20 


Compliments of 



Leonardtown, Maryland 
Telephone 162 Flowers by Wire 

Telephone Great Mills 4451 

Sport Center 

Everything Electrical 

The Boss Works Here 

Jack Daugherty 

Kelvinator Duo-Therm Bendi. 

Zenith Admiral 

Piwnograpli Records 


Wilkinson Radio Co. 

Telephone: Leonardtown 153 

Lexington Park Pharmacy 



(Directly Opposite Post Office) 

"Southern Man/land's Most Complete 
Drue Store" 


Specialty Shop 
For Ladies' Apparel 


Leonardtown, Maryland 

Phone: Leonardtown 152-J 

North End Print Shop 

Quality Job Printing 

J. Frank Guy, Proprietor 


Cecil & Mattingly 

Frozen Foods 


Phone: Leonardtown 91 

Compliments of 


Leonardtown, Maryland 



Mr. and Mrs. John W. Laufer 

Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Horsmon 

Henry Meyer 

M. E. Whelpley 

Hugh E. Gelston 

Mr. and Mrs. Allen R. Mumford 

Edward G. Maxwell 

S. H. Williams 

Mildred A. Thompson 

Mrs. William H. Moore 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Paul 

Mr. and Mrs. John Burkley 

Mr. and Mrs. Emory M. Busic 

Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Bedell 

Mr. and Mrs. William O. Sewell 

Mrs. William Lewis 

Mrs. Claude Williams 

Com. G. W. Gard 

Mr. and Mrs. L. N. Blackwell 

William S. Donaldson 

Edward J. Waring 

Norris & Norris 

Joseph Weiner 

Dr. J. D. Cross 


George D. Resh 

Mr. and Mrs. John R. Rickert 

Ralph L. Parlett 

Mr. and Mrs. Earl C. Thompson 

Roy C. Chambers 

John W. Waters 

C. R. Legg 

Mrs. Carrie Yeomans 

Mr. and Mrs. W. Donald Long 

Mr. and Mrs. Norman E. Waesche 


R. P. Blackistone 

Mrs. Robert C. Taft 

Emily L. Tilghman 

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Witzke 

Sherman Parks 

C. A. Bratt 

Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Manger 

Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Brewster 

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Robertson 

F. O. Billings 


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