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The Bennett Banner
Bulletin of Bennett College for Women
Entered as second class mail May IG, 1931, un der the Act of August 24, 1912, embodied in S ection 395, P. L. and R,, in the Post Office in
Greensboro, North Carolina
GEEENSBOEO, N. C., MAY, 1934
EIGHTH ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT OF BENNETT COLLEGE IS HELD
CONGRESSMAN DE PRIEST
THE JUNIOR-SENIOR PROM
On last Friday evening, May 18, the second
greatest social function of the year—the Jun
ior - Senior Prom—took place. And would
you like to hear about it? Well, I will tell
you. A sport party it was.
When the guests arrived at ten in the eve
ning, the members of the Yacht Club were
there to greet them a hearty welcome. And
soon the party was well on its way.
What did Ave hear, and what did Ave see?
Oh! I will tell you. As the Yacht sailed
smoothly over the blue water, the orchestra
produced rhythm so pleasing to the ear that
overboard w© saw sea gulls flying to and fro
and the waves of the blue water rose and fell
to the tempo of the music. And on board we
saw young women dressed in sport suits of
various colors and young men in white ducks
and dark sport suits gliding to and fro with
smiling faces. There were others sitting
about on chairs and benches.
Then there was a pause of the orchestra.
Individuals gathered in several groups—some
sitting and some standing, to converse among
themselves. I saw them drinking punch; and
—well, eating souvenirs^—peppermints brought
to them by persons dressed in white suits and
caps, carrying small baskets on their arms.
Very soon I heard that music again. The
individuals again began dancing; and so they
continued until, very abruptly, the orchestra
ceased to play, and the crowd dispersed,
all declaring it was a most wonderful party.
Young ladles in pastel shades of organdie
strolled the campus on Saturday afternoon,
at which time the May Day festival was. held.
Lydia Jetton, “Miss Bennett,” dressed very
beautifully in white organdie, was crowned
Queen of May. Her attendants worse dresses
of pastel shades.
Congressman and Mrs. Oscar De Priest,
Representative from Illinois, was present on
our campus on the afternoon of Tuesday, May
22. lie spoke to us at a special chapel exer
cise, at which he told us humorously of some
of his experiences as Representative, and
commended the work carried on here at Ben
After the chapel exercise, the senior class
was honored with having their picture made
with the Congressman and his wife.
Dr. James Weldon Johnson, Fisk Univer
sity, Nashville, Tenn.
Sunday, May 20, 4:00 p. m.—Final Vesper
service. Anniversary of Religious Organiza
tions. Address, Rev. Robert B. McRae, pastor
of the Methodist Episcopal church, Hamlet,
Sunday, May 27, 4:30 p. m.—Baccalaureate
address. Dr. James Weldon Johnson, of Fisk
University, Nashville, Tennessee.
Monday, May 28, 10:30 a. m.—Annual meet
ing of Alpha Epsilon Honor Society.
Monday, May 28, 3:00 p. m.—Senior Class
Monday, May 28, 8:15 p. m.—Dramatic Club
Tuesday, May 29—All-Bennett Day.; 12:30
p. m.—All-Bennett Luncheon; 3:00 p. m.—
Business meetings of classes; 6:00-8:00 p. m.,
President's reception to graduates, former
students and visiting friends; 8:00 p. m.—
Senior Class Day; 10:00 p. m.—Campus Illum
ination and Sing.
Wednesday, May 30, 10:30 a, m.—Com
mencement address. Dr. Henry Hitt Crane,
pastor of Elm Park Methodist Episcopal
Church, Scranton, Pennsylvania.
ANNIVERSARY OF RELIGIOUS
Rev. Robert B. McRae Gives Address and
Newly Elected Officersi Installed
The final vesper service of this school year
was held in Carrie Barge Chapel, Sunday,
May 20, marking the beginning of the Com
mencement activities. The address was de
livered by Reverend Robert B. McRae, pas
tor of the Methodist Episcopal Cluirch of
llamlet, North Carolina. His address was
based upon the subject—from the 25th chap-
tetr of Acts, “It is more blessed to give than
to receive”—“The Getter and the Giver.”
Throughout his speech Reverend McRae il
lustrated the virtues of giving, and in his
closing remarks he challenged the student
body to develop for themselves aim to serve
others—to be Givers rather than Getters,
as they go out to make their contribution to
The newly elected officers of the rellg^;^"'
organizations—the Sunday school, V/»-. Tt
Service committee, Young Woman’s Christian
Association, and the Auxiliary of the Wom
an’s Home Missionary Society—were in
A selection, “Show Me Thy Ways,” was
sung by the College Choir, and a vocal solo,
“In the Garden,” was given by Maidie Ruth
At six o’clock in the evening the religious
organizations were honored with a banquet.
Addie Pickett was mistressi of ceremonies.
Dorothy Phelps gave a toast to the religious
organizations, and Nettie Carrigan made the
response. A toast to the guests was given
by Grace Colbourne, and the guests were
THE TREBLE CLEF
The Treble Clef, a new and recently-organ
ized club, aims to create an interest for
music. In recent meetings articles pertain
ing to music were brought and read in club.
Our last meeting was one of the most en-
joj^able e.venings of all. A supper was given
by Miss Thomas, our club adviser.
The officers for next year are: President,
Texie Willis; vice-president, Helen Wade;
secretary, Lavinia Hargrave; assistant secre
tary and treasurer, Anna Porter.
The Bennett Banner Wishes for Each of You a Most Pleasant and Profitable Vacation