OF SAINT MARY’S
Vol. ni, No. 6
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
November 29, 1939
Seniors In The Limelight As
Date For Dance Draws Near
Gala Affair Held by Seniors December
9; Ballroom Scene to be Aboard Ship
The Senior class of ’40 is giving its annual
dance in the school gym on December 9, for
which each senior is allowed three bids. The
“ballroom” is to be a ship with the sky and sea
adding to the reality of the scenery. Portholes
are to adorn Miss Harvey’s “stateroom,” and
figures will be painted around the wall as if
they were looking over the railing.
In the receiving line will he Mrs. Cruik-
shank, Miss Davis, Miss Sutton, Mr. and Mrs.
HI Oman, Miss Johnson, Mr. Guess, Mary Helen
Rodman, and Virginia Trotter. The girls at
tending will lead their “main” dates down the
receiving line and introduce them to the faculty
Kay Castles is chairman of the Orchestra
Committee; Charlotte Denny chairman of the
Decorating Committee; Cornelia Clark, for the
Refreshments; Laura Gordon, the Page Com
mittee ; and for the Invitation Committee, Mary
Gruy Boyd. The refreshments will be punch,
which will be served from time to time through
out the dance. Juniors and underclassmen will
act as pages for this particular evening. Charlie
Wood and his orchestra from Chapel Hill will
play for the dance, and there will be two no
break dances, one at the beginning, and the other
towards the end of the evening. No underclass
men are allowed the privilege of dancing, for
Ibis is a special affair for the seniors and is one
of the biggest events during the year.
John Charles Thomas Sings
Here Before Large Crowd
Outstanding Metropolitan Baritone
Appears at Memorial Auditorium in
Second of Concert Series
On Wednesday, November 22, John Charles
Thomas, famous Metropolitan baritone, ap
peared in the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in
the second concert of the series sponsored by
the Civic Music Association.
Thomas opened his program with a
group of operatic arias, the more familiar of
which were “0 du mein holder Ahendstern”
from the Wagnerian opera, “Taiiiihauser” and
the serenade from “Don Giovanni” by Mozart.
The second and third sections of his program
Were devoted to French lyrics and folk songs of
the British Isles. After his second group of
songs Mr. Thomas reverently sang Mallotte s
arrangement of “The Lord’s Prayer” in which
the rich resonant tonal qualities of the artist
Were beat exhibited. ^
Other encores were “Di Provenza” from “La
Iraviata,” and in an entirely different vein.
The Sailormen” by Wolfe, a humorous song
telling of the adventures of three little boys
afloat in a make-believe boat.
Hr. Carroll Hollister, accompanist, played
three solo compositions. “The Ritual Fire
Dance” by De Falla and Debussy’s “Claire de
Lune” were enthusiastically received.
The diction, range, and power of Mr. Thomas’
voice makes it readily understandable why he is
considered one of the foremost American bari
Yesterday Life prevailed:
Around the old barnyard he struts
Unconscious of his end;
“Gobble, gobble,” he elates.
And gulps the food they send.
Today Life struggles:
They split the quivering fowl apart;
While gathered for exile
Barnyard creatures crouch around.
And gloat in jaunty style.
Tomorrow Life ends;
The barnyard hush’d, our turkey
Surrounded by aplenty;
Food—and folks of every age.
Eighty-five to twenty.
H. A. K.
Drive Progresses Rapidly
This year the Drive Committee is planning
a definite improvement for Saint Mary’s. Un
der the chairmanship of Helen Kendrick, the
committee is making money to finance the pro
posed improvement. Suggestions from the stu
dent body for projects to raise funds and sug
gestions as to the use of them are especially
desirable. So far the committee has sponsored
a bridge party and has sold scrapbooks. Miss
Harris is doing individual portraits for the
Drive and Miss Harvey silhouettes. By Decem
ber 1 Christmas cards and address books will
be sold for the Drive.
Miss Jones is the faculty representative of
the Drive Committee. Student members are:
Toddy Boykin, Ann Carter, Gene Davis, Kath
erine Gould, Betty Jane Feuchtenberger, Kath-
reen Massie, Martha Newell, Margaret Parker,
Peggy Parsley, Kitty Sigmon, Bettie Vann,
Edla Walker, Betsy John West, and Phoebe
Withers. Under Hak’s splendid leadership this
year the Drive Committee will really go far.
Miss Saint Mary’s??
Who will be “Miss Saint Mary’s”? That is
what the student body was trying to decide
when they nominated 20 girls from whom she
could be selected. Photographs of five of these
are to be sent to Earl Carroll for him to select
one for the Yachety Yack, the annual of the
U. N. C. This year the Yackety Yack Staff
has a new idea for their Vanity Fair section.
They have selected eight girls’ schools from the
South, among them Saint Mary’s, who will be
represented in their beauty section. After time
for a little “campaigning,” the twenty girls
were voted on and the names of Toddy Boykin,
Mary Swan Dodson, Honey Peck, Peggy Pars
ley, and Kay Castles were chosen to be sent to
Earl Carroll for him to choose “Miss Saint
Thanksgiving Services Held
Here In Saint Mary’s Chapel
Students Give Thanks in Effective
Church Service; Mr. Kloman Appeals
For Thompson Orphanage
In the war-stricken year 1939 all Americans
are thoroughly aware of the import of their
traditional Thanksgiving services. No group
of young Americans worshipped with more sin
cerity than the Saint Mary’s girls who met
early today for Thanksgiving services in Saint
Mary’s chapel. In form the service was like
the chapel service of any other day, but Thanks
giving hymns and prayers added a more rever
ent and joyous holiday spirit. The school’s
vested choir sang as an anthem Kipling’s well-
known recessional God of Our Fathers. As in
all Churches of the Diocese, a special Thanks
giving offering was collected to provide for the
actual needs of the Thompson Orphanage in
Charlotte, North Carolina.
Before reading the closing prayers Mr. Klo
man spoke about the true spirit of Thanks
giving. He pointed out that although the world
is in a turbulent state, there is still much to be
During the twenty-five minute service the
holiday spirit of all Saint Mary’s girls was
centered in the Chapel. The true significance
of Thanksgiving as well as the excitement and
anticipation of the approaching vacation lighted
up the faces of every girl. Thoughts of Thanks
giving feasts were not completely forgotten, for
the appropriate orange pumpkins and colorful
fruits and vegetables which decorated the chan
cel brought forth remembrances of the first
American Thanksgiving service.
Chosen By Literary Groups
Sigma Lambda’s and E. A. P.’s
Meet to Initiate New Girls;
Regular Meetings Begin
Oil Tuesday night last, the Sigma Lambda
and E. A. P. Literary Societies held a joint
meeting in Miss Horn’s studio for the pur
pose of initiating new members. Each society
took in twelve and eleven members respectively.
The object of the Literary Societies is to
foster creative writing and interest in literary
subjects. Three phases of work in which the
two societies compete are poetry, essays, and
short stories. At the end of the year the group
having produced the best work is presented
with a silver cup.
The new members w^ere selected from the
juniors and underclassmen on the basis of their
work in English. The new Sigma Lambdas are
E. Claiborne, A. Dana, R. Dexter, C. Gardner,
b Joyner, N. McKinley, C. Powell, D. Tart,
N. Tuttle, M. C. White, M. F. Wilson. The
new E. A P.’s are M. Boylan, M. S. Dodson,
V’ Hardaway, B. Harris, S. Harwood,
L. Meade, I. Qiiiiitard, H. Royster, M. Taylor.