BELLES OF ST. MARY’S
November 18, I960
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_ _ M e hear a lot about the separation of church and state. Thanks
giving, however, is a liappy and not a controversial occasion for cliurcii
and state to unite. It is tlie institutional impinging of state and church
upon each other that provides the unhappy features in this area of life,
but religious faith has been an ingredient of life, social and political as
well as churchly, in ths country and most countries. This is a nation
“under God”; our coins bear the legend “In God we trust”. So, follow
ing the jirecedent of the pilgrims in 1621 to have a day of thanksgiving
to God for the harvest that saved the lives of strangers upon this dis
tant shore, the Continental Congress and presidents of these United
States have proclaimed a day for repairing to the churches for the pur
pose of giving thanks to God for the bounty of the earth. Most men
are willing to acknowledge, with the Jubilate, that “it is God that hath
made us and not we ourselves”; nor did we make the earth or the sea
or the life of the things that in them is, on which our life depends. Much
of early religion was acknowledgment of this great fact; and the Jews
celebrated three mportant feast days in connection with harvest: Pass-
over, first-fruits; Pentecost, grain harvest; Tabernacles, vintage har
Thanksgiving has ancient roots in the heart of man’s life.
Does it have root in our personal hearts this thanksgiving season
and in our daily lives? This is imi)ortant, for the most graceful virtue
and the most selflessly outgoing is gratitude. Grace means gratis, free.
God’s grace is His freely given love. Gratitude is our freely responding
faith and devotion. “We love Him because He first loved us.” Our mo
tivation is not to serve God to make Him love us; but to love and serve
God because we are thankful for His bounty and grace, especially in
sending His son to be the Saviour of the world. So, while the nation
has one Thanksgiving day a year, with services of worship and family
feasts, the Church calls us constantly to a grateful response to God’s
goodness, especially in the Holy Communion as a sacramental meal of
thanksgiving, in which we say:
“It is very meet, right, and our bounden duty, that we
should at all times, and in all places, give thanks unto Thee,
0 Lord, Holy Father, Almighty, Everlasting God.” (Prayer
Book, p 76)
Many thanks to Dr. Guerry for an inspiring editorial, and a Happy
Thanksgiving to one and all from the ’60—’61 BELLES Staff.
Can You Imagine?
Doing away with campuses?
Mus beating the Sigmas?
Miss Jones wearing a Republican
Everyone at breakfast?
Miss Lloyd swimming?
People saying. “I can believe it!”?
A St. Mary’s Senior at Germans?
No Thanksgiving vacation?
Eight days in a week?
Patsy Frank on time?
St. Mary's without the research
Miss Morrison complete with rnadres,
circle pin, and Weejuns?
The latest saying in the infirmary,
■ Gimme all your jewels.”?
The Cold Cuts at the KA House?
MUs Win at
The siieedball tournament start
ed off with a “bang”! The games
have now been played. The Sigma
team won the first game by the
score of 6 to 2. However, this de
feat rallied the Mu team, and they
came back to beat the Sigma’s in
the second game l>y the score of
7 to 2. The final games proved to
be full of “clashing” competition.
The Mu team won the rest of the
games claiming 25 points towards
the jilatiue to be given to the win
ning team at the end of the school
Life is boring. There’s not much
of an opiiortunity to take a break
and go to the Little Store or the
“Tod.” The break would last at
least two hours—two hours of
valuable time. So she remains
bored by studying, staring, and
thinking. Boredom is broken by
those occasional naps. She man
ages to slip in a few “z’s” every
Life is troublesome. The “crip”
appreciates the sympathy of oth
ers, but the “crip” finds that it
is troublesome to have to answer
“water on the knee” a thousand
times a day.
Here is the schedule to classes:
1. Asking someone to carry- her
books—that poor dear.
2. Coordinating crutches and
body—you need plenty of co
3. Opening elevator door—like
oj)ening a vault door.
4. Oi)ening gate to elevator—not
too much trouble except for
the weight of the elevator
door that sets you flying in
to the elevator.
5. Closing gate door—elevator
door obviously closes bv it
6. Pushing button to desired
7. Waiting years for arrival—
elevator is plenty slow!
8. Oj)ening gate door—after ele
vator has stopped.
9. Opening elevator door—you
need every capable ounce of
10. Flying into hall before eleva
tor door crushes you to mere
11. Proceeding to class—a task in
The life of a temporary invalid
is extremely troublesome. So sit
back, relax, and just think how
lucky you are to be able to make
those recpiirements: You’ve got
two useful legs!
Desire in the Dust
Tarzan tlie >Iagiiifieent
(for two weeks)
(for three weeks)
The life of a temporary invalid
is different, boring, and trouble
some, especially when the invalid
is an ardent extrovert.
OF ST. MARY’S
The life is different because the
“crip” is required only to go to
classes—on crutches, that is! “You
dog, you don’t have to go to
chapel, assembly, gjun, or break
fast!” No, the “crip” does not have
to attend chapel, assembly, gj’m,
or breakfast. But what else can
she do—run, jump, walk, or even
dance? Good luck! She can gain
weight sitting around keeping that
leg of hers j)ropped up. No prob
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