OF SAINT MARY’S
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA
December 15, 1939
ided( Upper Classmen Swing It
■ At Annual Senior Affair
Gym Beautifully transformed Into a
Gaily Decorated Ship For the Occasion
in a gym mivaenlously transfonned into a
luxury liner, the Seniors held their dance Sat
urday, December !). Silhouetted against a back
ground of blue watei', charming vacationists
lined the rails. On the port side was the cabin
"«'ith its l)lack and white portholes. Multi
colored hags waved above the heads of the
As the couples and stags went on hoard they
Were greeted by the high command: Virginia
Trotter, Mary Helen Rodman, Mrs. Cruik-
shank, Miss Sutton, Miss Davis, Mr. and -Mrs.
Klornan, Mr. Guess, and Miss .lolinson.
Charlie Wood’s orchestra, of the University
uf Aorth Carolina, furnished the music for the
cruise. I'here were two no-break dances.
When, at the climax of the trip, the orchestra
played “Hark the Sound of Tar Heel Voices,’’
the bright Hags fluttered down on the heads of
the dancers. Then they reversed the old rule,
“Women and children first,” and the girls told
their shipmates goodbye, but not before they
pulled all the decorations down.
Miss Horn Presented In
Second Faculty Recital
Popular Young 'Voice Teacher Gives
Concert Here December 4
Miss Wilburta Francis Horn, Soprano, gave
the second faculty recital of this year in the
•school auditorium on Decemher 4. Miss
Was accompanied by Miss Ruth Scott, Mr.
Herbert Bird, violinist, and Mr. William Jones.
-Miss Horn opened her recital with “0 Del Mio
Ainato Ben,” and “Spirate Fur” by Donaudy,
und the aria “11 Kst Doux, II Est Bon” from
Herodiade by Massenet. For the second sec
tion she sang “Im Perbst” by Franz Liszt,
“Insmer Lciser Wird Mein Shlummer” by
Ilrahms, and “Waldseligket” by Marx.
Mr. Bird, accompanied by Mr. Jones, next
played several violin solos. Among his pieces
were “Spanish Dance” by Granados-Kreisler,
“Rodino” (on a theme by Beethoven) by Kreis-
ler, “Orientale” by Cesar Cui, and “Obertass”
I'y Wieniwski. The latter piece was especially
'lifHcult, and Mr. Bird displayed great skill in
the ease with which he played the selections.
Tor his encore lie chose “Berceuse” by
For the last [lart of her recital Miss Horn
sang “Slumber Song” by Gretchaninoff, “When
1 Bring You Coloured Toys” by Carpenter, and
“Ho Yot Go My Love” by Hageman. Her
other pieces included “Deep in Love Was 1,
Field Beloved,” and “Floods of Spring” by
Rachmaninoff. She sang for her encore “Spirit
V lower” by Campbell-Tiptou and “Love’s in
My Heart” by R. Huntington Woodman. For
the recital Aliss Horn wore a corsage of roses
und lilies of the vtflley presented to her by her
The jirogram was greatly enjoyed, and Miss
Light of the World
Tall candles tell eternal light
Forever guiding man,
A light that has not wavered once
Xor failed since life began.
Pageants show the infant child
Whom God sent to this earth
..Vs living symbol of that light
Divine Being, Divine Birth.
'I'he gladness of the Noel songs
Ring thrilling to impart
The meaning of the Christmas tide
In mankind’s wondering heart.
And Christmas red speaks of the blood
That stained the precious ground
Above which sufferi'd Christ the Lord
With thorns, sharp—bitter, crowned.
For back of candles, pageants, songs.
Sign of the Christ denied,
The cross shines as a radiant hope
To us for whom He died.
Seniors Present Traditional
Christmas Pageant Tonight
Pantomime and Music to Portray Scenes
of the Nativity In Chapel Service
llorn should be vastly jileased at hav
lightfully entertained her audience.
ing so de-
Saint Mary’s Has a Past
Wrapped up in enthusiasm about our own
holidays, we forget that Saint Mary’s has seen
hundreds of girls bubbling over with this same
excitement every December for many years.
The Mune, a magazine formerly published sev
eral times a year by Saint Mary’s girls, con-
tains inaiiv colorful descriptions of the busy
times pre(Wing the holidays from the year
1879 to 1928.
On December 15, 1881, school was buzzing
with the rumor that new uniforms were being
made for the calisthenic class, “gray uniforms
resplendent with scarlet braid.” The minutes
of the Editorial Club record: “IVe could not be
exiiected to put our thoughts upon serious sub
jects tonight. The holidays are near. . . . Our
president was lenient and did not compel us to
engage in any composition work; The club
adjouriUHl to the parlor to practice carols.”
Twentv-five girls remained at Saint Mary’s
throughout Christmas in 1882. They dressed
the chapel and decorated every neck of the
school with green. Christmas Eve was quiet,
nine o’clock being the hour for retiring. Before
dawn the gas was lighted and eager hands dove
into their stockings. The girls found Christ
mas eards at their breakfast plates. After
(diapel they walked down-town. Games for old
and young followed dinner in the afternoon.
The 'Bishop sent a box of oranges from bis
>Tove in Florida to add to the holiday fun.
" In December, 1904, the faculty iiresented
“ Vlice in Wonderland” to the student body,
and from all that we can learn, it was received
with delighted enthusiasm.
“Look iij), not down; Look Forward, not
Backward; Stand Together” was the serious
New Year’s resolution of the class ot 1905. It
seems that such a thoughtful attitude could be
re.sumed only after return to school.
There was little difference in the Christmas
anticipation of our predecessor s from our
happy expectations. The following is quoted
from' an editorial appearing in the Mutse in
1908: “MBiat can surpass the joy of sleeiiing
just as late as you please in the morning; of
having nothing whatever to do all day long;
of enjoying gootl things to eat at all hours; of
being with the ones you love once more; and
of having every single minute filled up to the
brim and running over with jileasure and
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Tonight in the Saint Mary’s chapel the senior
class, under the direction of Miss Florence
Davis and Mr. William 11. Jones, will present
the pageant. Peace on Earih, or The Christ max
Story. At intervals throughout the pageant a
narrator will read quotations from the Scrip
ture, but for the most jiart music and panto
mime will interpret the story of the nativity.
The central figures of the pageant are tlie
Virgin Mary, portrayed by Annie Hyman
Bunn, and Joseph, portrayed by Elizabeth
Tucker. Representing other biblical characters
will be Norma Large, Sara Bell, and Carolyn
Wheatly, as the Wise Men; Mary Virginia
Harrison, Laura Gordon, Mary Elizabeth Nash,
and Frances Smith as shepherds; and Mar
guerite Crow, Peggy Castleman, Iilary Helen
Rodman, Carolyn Norton as angels. Joyce
Powell will bo the Narrator, and Ruth Miller
and Agnes Hayes will appear as pages. Helen
Kendrick, Erwin Gant, Cordelia Jones, Martha
Frances Armstrong, Virginia Trotter, Betty
Barnard, Helen Royster, Marie AVatters, Cath
erine Gant, and Edla Walker will be carol
In addition to the traditional Christmas
carols and hymns, the carol singers will sing
two old French carols, Xow Sing We All Full
Sweetly and Angels O’er the Fields. Annie
Hyman Bunn as the Virgin Mary will sing an
old Bohemian carol. Still Crows the Evening
O'er Bethlehem Town.
This year, as always, the (ffiristmas pageant
at Saint Mary’s will express reverently and
impressively the true beauty of Christmas.
Trapp Family Choir Appears
In Distinctive Program Here
First Concert of the Woman’s Club
Series Features Eight Singers,
Members of a Family
Twenty Saint Mary’s girls attended a concert
in the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium featuring
the Trapp Family Choir, on December 5, whose
eight members are directed by Dr. Franz AVas-
ner. The concert began with “Carolina Moon,”
which the family had learned especially for the
concert. The first of the jirogram consisted of
early masterpieces : “Agnus Del” by Palestrina,
“Now Is the Month of Maying,” by Thomas
Morley, “Ave Verum Corpus” by Alozart,
“Kindersegen” by Wasner, and “Der Buck-
lichte Fielder” by Brahms. Next several mem
bers of the Trajij) Family jilayed selections on
old instruments, including the spinet, alto-block
fiute, and tenor-block fiute. These .selections
were “Trio Sonata in A Minor” by Telemann,
“Suited in G Major” by Fisher, and “AVie
Schon bluht uns der Maien” by AV’'asner.
lifter intermission the talented family sang
folk songs from Scotland and Sweden, Martin
Luther’s Christmas carol, “.Away in a Manger”
and a “Salzburg Christmas carol.” They also
sang “Silent Night, Holy Night” in German.
I his hymn was written in their home town of
Salzburg. The next jiart of the concert was
devoted mostly to folk songs of the Austrian
Alps. By^ request, six members of the family
did a tyjiical Salzburg jieasant dance, to the
great delight of the audience. The Trapp
Family Choir is the first in the .series of con
certs sjxmsored by the AVoman’s Club.