OF SAINT MARY’S
VoL. II, Ho. 8
EALEIGH, NOETH CAEOLIHA
January 13, 1939
DEAN DE OVIES SPEAKS
Sincerity expressed in spontaneons laugliter and
rapt attention characterized the attitude of tie
Saint Mary’s student body, and guests, uhen
Dean Eaiinuiido de Ovies, dean ot the Atlanta Cathe
dral, charmed his audience with ,
In a talk tilled with inspiring thougdit iiiternun^led
with amusing incidents, Dean de Ovies ®
one a new outlook as to what personalitj le j . •
Dean de Ovies, whose many years oi
among people have given him a broad viewpoint de^
fined personality as “the ability of a human beiii^
to exm-ess himself.” “There are some people, he
said “who can talk on forever and never say anj-
thing There are others who can express eeoilds in
one word ” Those latter people have personalitj.
Popularity, charm, and attractiveness, however are
not requisites or synonyms of personality. In achiee-
ing- his explanation Dean de Ovies compared man
to a house whose materials are decided, Put w i '
pattern may be varied. It is the variance in the pat
tern that determines the persoimlity. ^id thei e u as
no doubt in the minds of the audience ast night that
Dean de Ovies has applied his material well.
CIRCLE TAKES RESPONSIBILITY FOR ASSEMBLY
The Order of the Circle, following Mrs. Cruikshank s
suggestion that students take charge of
lily, has assumed the responsibility oi see S
school organizations give assembly Programs once a
Week. Next week the Circle itself will give the pio
gram. It will be a bird’s eye view of current events
as they would be announced by radio commentators
all over the world. Mrs. Cruikshank proved in assem
bly a few weeks ago the need among the students for
knowledge of world affairs and it is in ^
that the Circle will present their
hopes that the summary to be given
create sufficient interest in current events to lead to
more extensive reading of newspapers
The presentation of assemb y P^og^^j^^
S3“l:f.rrr oS:,'’of .ie CMe s.and» CO-
operation and friendliness among the students Ei ery
member tries to promote friendliness and o laise^ the
ideals of the school by being fiieiid y i
iug her own ideals.
The din and excitement of packing and other prepa
ration for going home quieted somewhat about ten
forty-five the night of December the sixteenth v hen
poems by students of Saint Mary’s were read over the
radio. Mr. Ealph Burgiii, originator of the poetry
quarter-hour and member of the WPTF staff, read the
selections with feeling and sincere interest. His quiet,
soothing voice was supplemented by a background of
organ music. Appropriately, the opening piece was
“TTie Belles of Saint Mary’s.” _
The doniiiiaiit subject, quite naturally, was Christmas.
Ida Turner’s “The Christmas Tree” exemplified a mod
ern treatment of the age-old custom of the Christmas
tree Martha Lewis wrote “The Night,” a mysterious,
awe-inspiring description of the First Christmas night.
Hallie Towne’s “Thoughts on Christinas” tells of the
divers significance Christmas will continue to hold for
the historian, the philosopher, and, finally, the “faith
ful Christian.” “Snow-Artist” is a light, fantastic nota
tion of snow as it blankets the sleeping town. “Lost
Eiichaiitment” is the meditation on a lost love written
by Mallie Eamsey. Mary Connally Coxe composed
lines telling of the constancy of a love “To A. E. C.
“Evidence of Things Not Seen” shows Beppy Hunter s
theory of youth’s faith, love’s faith, and life’s faith.
Jinny Allison’s “Two Daughters” shows the varying
aspects of the love of two girls for their mothers, the
one expressed, the other unexpressed. The age-old plea
against the ephemeral quality of “Time” is reiterated
by 'Winifred Alorrison. Finally, Martha Lewis poem
entitled “A Child” shows how a child can bring love
and Christian faith to an embittered man.
This is the first time that Saint Mary’s and WPTh
have cooperated, and the staff of the broadcasting com
pany as well as our own student body are naturaUy
Lppy about it. Mr. Burgiii has written a very gratify
ing letter in which he commended the enthusiasm ot the
girls who contributed poems and also praised their
•The ontcome of the first Stage Coach snapshot eon-
test, which closed just before Christmas, has been an-
nounced^e^drick’s “angle shot” of the Smedes’ doormat
through a hole in the porch roof was considered the
most unusual photograph, combining excellent photog
raphy and a well chosen subject which is one that is
definitely a part of Saint Mary’s campus. For these
reasons this entry was granted first prize.
Honorable mention was ceded to Teeny Montgomery
and Virginia Allison for their entry picturing the drive
way filled with automobiles on the first day of school.
Congratulations to these girls. Many good entries
were received and appreciated by the sponsors. The
entries will be used in the Stage Coach snapshot section
this year. .....
A new contest has been announced beginning imme
diately and closing without fail on Saturday, February
the fourth. There will be a big prize; so enter and be
the lucky winner.