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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 VOLUME IV GEEENSBOEO, N. C., MAY, 1934 NUMBER 4 EIGHTH ANNUAL COMMENCEMENT OF BENNETT COLLEGE IS HELD CONGRESSMAN DE PRIEST VISITS 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. MAY DAY 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. COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER 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 nett. 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. COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES 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, N. C. 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 Day. Monday, May 28, 8:15 p. m.—Dramatic Club production. 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 ORGANIZATIONS 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 workL 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 stalled. A selection, “Show Me Thy Ways,” was sung by the College Choir, and a vocal solo, “In the Garden,” was given by Maidie Ruth Gamble. 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 introduced. 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

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