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The Belles of Saint Mary’s
OF SAINT MARY’S
Published every two weeks during
school year by the student body of
Saint Mary’s School.
Editor-in-Chief Ann Feipp Jones
Circulation Manager Judy Tayloe
Faculty Adviser...Mns. Alvin Wallace
Feature Editor Logan Vaught
News Editor Vieginia Smith
Column Editor Anne Townsend
Betty Beal, Lucile Best, Jr., Helen
Boyle, Elizabeth “Sande” Childs, Betty
Ann Cooper, Etta Craig Dick, Helen
Eppes, Katy Ann Evans, JIartina Fill
more, Luck Flanders, Jane Gower,
Josephine Hoyt, Jlary Craig Hunter,
Clara Justice, Violet LaUue, Bosa Lit
tle, Betty JIardre, Iris McEwen, Mar
garet Moore, Eleanor Hoi)o Xewell,
Xancy O’Keeffe, Xancy Pendleton, Bar
bara Pope, Xancy Kiddlebnrger, Eliza
beth Silver, .Jean Strickland, Susan
Taylor, Beth Toy, Marilyn Whetstone,
Ann Wicker, Edith tVinslow, Martha
P^socioled GDlIe6iale Press
X. C. Collegiate Press Association
“Santa Claus is coming to town”
the Saint Mary’s girls are humming
and singing, .with Dec. 18 just
around the corner and Dec. 25 not
So it is with most of us when
Christmas nears—^we think of pres
ents, gay parties, vacation from les
sons, and gala holiday events. But
our attitude toward Christmas
should, go deeper than this. A reali
zation of the true meaning of Christ
mas is what we need in the world
today—for mankind to stop and
think why Christ Jesus came into
the world nearly 2,000 years ago.
More than ever before the spirit
of Christ is needed in the world to
day, the spirit of forgiveness, of
mercy, of love. The Christmas sea
son should he a time to bring us
nearer to Christ. It is only by com
ing closer to Him that we can have
“peace on earth, good will to men.”
END OF STRIKE?
Clamping a half-smoked cigar be
tween his teeth, wearing a suit
stuffed with bulging papers, and
scowling so that his celebrated eye
brows entwined together like a clump
of shrubbery, the vain John L. Lewis
entered the spacious basement room.
Reporters and famed “news hawks”
were locked in, anxiously waiting for
the mine dictator to speak. In a
grim determined manner he read a
letter calling off the coal strike until
March 31, 1947.
For once he had done something
pleasing in the eyes of the American
public. But as usual it was some
thing that greatly benefited John L.
He thoughtfully relieved the Su
preme Court of the “public pressure
superinduced by the hysteria and
frenzy of an economie crisis,” a
crisis of his. own making. The un
fortunate thing about the declara
tion is that it was not done three
weeks sooner, so that workers would
not lose their pay and the American
public, its comfort and production
The coal strike “armistice” will
be terminated after March 31, 1947,
and if Mr. Lewis wishes to demon
strate his power again, the law-
St. Luke 2:1-14
^Vnd she brought forth her first
born son, and wrapped him in swad
dling clothes, and laid him in a
manger; because there was no room
for them in the inn.
iVnd there were in the same coun
try shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their Hock by
And, lo, the angel of the Lord
came upon them, and the glory of
the Lord .shone round about them;
and they were sore afraid.
And the angel said unto them.
Fear not: for, behold, I bring you
good tidings of great joy, which
shall be to all people.
For unto you is horn this day in
the city of David a Saviour, which
is Christ the Lord.
And this shall be a sign unto you;
Ye shall find the babe wrapped in
swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
And suddenly there was with the
angel a multitude of the heavenly
host praising God, and saying.
Glory to God in the highest, and
on earth peace, good will toward
Dark brown hair and eyes are two
of the most outstanding features of
the girl whom the Spotlight turns
on this month. Who is she? Why,
Katherine “Crow” Clark, a well-
known senior. “Crow” is a very
busy person around Saint Mary’s,
since she is a hall president, belongs
to the Circle, is a marshal, and a
member of the hall council and also
She comes from Lynchburg, Va.,
and plans to attend Randolph-Macon
after graduating this spring.
She likes a lot of things: one of
her main “loves” is the Oakwood
Country Club. Just ask her about
it sometime! She’s also fond of
shoes, a “special kind” of ham, and
suits. The tune you’ll catch her
humming a lot is ‘How Deep Is the
Ocean ?” and on her dresser you’ll be
sure to find her pet perfume, “Mais
makers will be better able to strike
back. Perhaps never again will
John L. Lewis be the most discussed
and disgusting figure in the United
States, and the people will again
look with hope and trust to the
United States Government.
SAINTS’ S ALLIES
And it came to pass in those days,
that there went out a decree from
Caesar Augustus, that all the world
should be taxed.
(And this taxing was first made
when Cyrenius was • governor of
And all went to be taxed, every
one into his own city.
i\.nd Joseph also went up from
Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth,
into Judea, unto the city of David,
which is called Bethlehem; (be
cause he was of the house and lin
eage of David:)
To he taxed with Mary his es
poused wife, being great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were
there, the days were accomplished
that she should be delivered.
Remembering . . .
Convalescent ward on first Holt
. . . The snow before Christmas . . .
decorated doors . . . some leaving
early for the holidays . . . making
out Christmas card lists . . . hall
parties with ivitty gifts . . . seniors
singing at six a.m. . . . Tuesday,
Dec. 18, 1945 . . . “I’ll Be Home for
Christmas” . . . mistletoe . . . Christ
mas morning . . . having a date
stay later than 10 :00 . . . being home
with the family . . . “White Christ
LETTERS TO SANTA CLAUS
Bring me a V. M. I. cadet and a
brother (in-law, that is).
Your true friend,
Please bring me a State jersey
(number 22) with the player inside.
My one desire is to become a big
Your little friend,
Dear Mr. Santa,
Could you arrange to bring me a
Maybe I’m funny, but I certainly
would like a cup of coffee.
I don’t want a whole tree, or even
the root of a tree; I just want the
My engineer would be a wonder
I’d love to have turkey for Christ
Every year I ask for the s
thing. Do you think I could ge*,|
this year ? All I want is curly
Dear Saint Nick,
Please send me a love who’s trt
I would like a hamburger
onions and a coke.
I’d appreciate it if you could ar
range for the Navy to land in my
Just give me strength to st>
awake for 14 days and 14 nights-
don’t want to miss a thing!
I just Love lace.
We would like to have eiti*'
sweetheart or fraternity pins.
Mary Leah, Ann JenniNG®)
Dear Santa, ‘
I’m easy to please. I want a F ]
coat, diamond ring, Buick con''^'^*^, 1
ble, and a thousand dollars, bu* ’ f
guess I’ll settle for a doll. ‘ f |
Nancy Hannji^' [ ‘
Could you arrange for me W
ceive a diploma?
We aren’t too particular, but
sure like to have a fur coat an®
“Bo” AND Betty Adkekso^'
Dear Santa, ,
I want a big sand pile and a
Dear Saint Nick,
I’ll take two or three cars,
red and one blue.
Please bring us some new
We’re tired of the old ones, a»a
sides, they’re wearing out.
“Crow” and Jea'^'
Miss Arthur Mistaken For Studei^^
“Hmmm, just how does she rate
leaving school alone?” asked one of
the new students the first day of
“She’s new here, too,” added an
The object of this discussion was
not a new girl at all! She was Miss
Anne Arthur, Saint Mary’s new
teacher of German and piano.
Miss Arthur, whose home is More-
head City, has a Bachelor of Music
from Woman’s College, Greensboro.
This summer she attended the East
man School of Music.
“I loved it there,” she said.
“There are so many musical occa
sions and everyone always thinks
Among her musical accomP'jp
ments is the ability to sing two
at one time. Just try to do thiSi
you’ll discover why it is calF®
Besides music (particwy
Brahms), Miss Arthur likes
marine biology, history books, xjp
raphies, and Goethe. Her
are sailing and collecting
magazines, and she has a spM
fondness for anything conP®
with the beach. ,
Has anything unusual ever
pened to her? J
“Well,” she smiled, “once a I'A
spout came ashore on me.
know, they are supposed to stW