North Carolina Newspapers

f L. XXX, NO. 7
February 10, 1967
St Mary’s
New Chapla
In tile Chapel services to be held
anday, the students will meet
leu- new chaplain, Rev. Robert
^ Haird, for the first time.
M He comes to St. Mary’s from St.
fPiscopal Church in Ren-
•• die, South Carolina where
„y te \\ as minister for eighteen years.
Horn in Opelika, Alabania, he
-tended high school in Charlotte,
*-arolina. He graduated
,>ni Uavidson College. After re
tting his Hachelor of Divinitv
egree at Virginia Theological
ttnd his Master of Sac-
P ?t)logy Degree at Sewanee,
, •. *tird was ordained bv Bishop
eiuck of this diocese. ‘
he has served at St.
, tnas Church in Sanford, N.
*tt St. Barnabus’ Church in
Kt ^ti 1949 he went to
pt- Raul’s.
■(u/'n ^°^^ttwing editorial was writ-
ITc.. m A® editor of the Marlboro-
^ a d-Advocate, the Bennetts-
IVi-aT upon learning
[ ^ ^t'. Baird v'as leaving:
“tilj' members of his parish,
I u' nuudreds of people in our
•-oiiunnnity will miss Rev. Bob
3dird, who is leaving St. Paul’s
rPl^^epal Church here to accept a
F sition as instructor and chap-
St. Mary’s Junior College
'ti Raleigh.
Throughout his eighteen years
■ ^^tiird has served as a
oood shepherd to his flock and his
tiature has comforted manj'
a, ^tnie of illness, sorrow,
ftnd distress.
Midsummer Ni^kt’s
■t^ream* to ke
May Day Tkcme
t^iemc for the 1967 May
ay is Midsummer Night’s
learn.” Orchesis, the advanced
auce group on campus which
oreographs the dances for Mtiy
,..ay, chose this theme from Wil-
am Shakespeare’s plav of the
same name.
.^^16 members of Orchesis who
A * ^ Poi’tray the different charac-
rs of the play are: Theseus,
of Athens, Derin Uyanik;
/*^^p1®i' and Demetrius, lovers
Ay Tlermia, Anna Holbrook and
J artha Garrett respectively; Pe-
®*" Quince, carpenter, Sabra Al-
y®^nian; Nick Bottom, weaver,
Jean Ilealy; Francis Flute, a bel
minder, Adele Watkins; Tom
tinker, Ashley Ettinger;
(Continued on Page 4)
in, Mr. Baird
Mr. Baird has given notable
leadership during his ministry at
St. Paul’s. While here, the new
parish house was constructed, the
church was renovated, a kinder
garten was begun, and the mem
bership of the church has grown.
In addition, he has also given
of his time and ability willingly
in serving the community through
numerous civic endeavors.
But, perhaps, Mr. Baird’s influ
ences have most been felt as he
brought the message of Christian
faith to the people of this county.
Families facing crises of all sorts
found Mr. Baird’s calm assurance
of great benefit. His gentleness
and compassion brought peace to
many distraught individuals.
‘A truly good man,’ ‘a wonder
ful influence,’ and ‘a great source
of comfort’ have been phrases
used in describing Mr. Baird.
We wish to take this means of
expressing our gratitude to him
for all of his contributions to our
community . . . and for having
made our lives richer by passing
our way.
We cannot help but feel that he
will And a place of real service at
St. Mary’s Junior College, where
his parish will uom’ be the hun
dreds of girls who are enrolled
To Mr. Baird and his family, we
say, ‘Thank you’ and ‘Good
Luck.’ ”
Wife of the new chaplain is the
former Barbara Lee Spears. They
have three children: Bobby, 13;
Jean, 9; and David, 7 months old.
New Tennis Cluk
Formed on Campus
The newb’ organized Tennis
Club was formed around a nucleus
of girls who played varsity ten
nis last year. Last year’s Tennis
Team played in the Women’s
Tennis Day sponsored by The
University of North Carolina and
were represented by Betty Dav
enport and Weegie Martin play
ing singles and Dale Lambdin and
Cissy Fitzpatrick playing dou
The Tennis Club was formed
with the purpose of gathering in
dividuals who are interested in
playing competitive tennis and
who are willing to put the time
into the preparation that this type
of tennis requires.
Tryouts for new members of
the Tennis Club were held on
Thursday, February 9. After this
(Continued on Page 4)
Mrs. WJUianis e.vplains Chinese Art in Assembly.
Dr. Han Suyin to Speak on China
On February 15, St. Mary’s will
hare as a guest lecturer Dr. Han
Suyin, noted author and doctor of
medicine. Dr. Han is the daugh
ter of a Chinese engineer and a
Belgian; she is a British jcitizen,
lives in Malaysia, is married to an
Indian, has a Jewish son-in-law,
and has a medical degree from the
University of London.
Because of her background, she
possesses a rare insight and offers
us a rare opportunity to share her
During the past seven years Dr.
Han has been to China, traveling
widely behind the ‘‘Bamboo Cur
tain” and throughout Southeast
Asia. Her name means “clear voice
of the Han people” and as a per
sona grata in both the United
State and Communist China, she
uses this voice to express’ the
views of one “always between two
Her first book, A Many Splen-
dored Thing, was the beginning
of an unusual literary career. She
has now published The Crippled
Tree, the first volume of a five
volume series on China that will
be called My House Has Two
Doors. This work is part autobi
ography, part history, and part
biography. In her past non-fiction
works and her novels, a deep feel
ing is revealed for the country of
her birth.
A remarkable scope of knowl
edge, along with a real attempt at
complete objectiveness, is shown
in her writings. The Asian half of
her Eurasian character predom
inates at times, however.
As have many other authors,
Dr. Han had an extremely un
happy childhood, and by sheer de
termination has been able to mold
for herself a happy life. A person
of this much vitality and versa
tility promises to be a most pro
vocative speaker.
In preparation for Dr. Han’s
lecture the history department is
conducting a special study of
In addition, the entire student
body will be given a series of as
sembly programs on the various
aspects of Chinese culture.
Tates Sponsor
European Trip
Mr. and Mrs. Tate will be tour
ing Europe this summer escorting
a trip planned by the Meridian
Travel Serviee, Inc. They will act
as chaperones and will also con
duct the guided tours.
The trip will last 51 days from
June 6, to August 5. During this
time twelve countries will be vis
ited by the tour members. Some of
the places that will be visited are
London, Rome, Heidelburg, and
The tour will consist of stu
dents and will possibly be co-edu-
cational. The price of the trip
has been lowered to $1,975 as a
result of recent rate changes.
‘Medea*, a Greek
Tragedy, will ke
Presented in Marck
The next play to be presented
at St. Mary’s is Medea, a Greek
tragedy. It will be given March
9 and 10.
Medea will be played by Anne
Garwood; the Nurse is Lucile Mc
The Chorus is composed of: 1st
Woman, Libby Keller; 2nd Wo
man, Lilibet Freeman; and 3rd
Woman, Harriet Collins. Alice
Smith will play the part of the
Mr. Nichols is portraying the
part of Jason, and Mr. Connelly
is Creon, the King.
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