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THE BENNETT BANNER
The Bennett Banner
Published Monthly During the School Year
by the Students of Bennett College
Subscription Price, 75 cents per Year
Gladys Eobinson Hattie Burge
Bessie Clark Beatrice Suggs
Assistant Circulation Managers
Lucile Graves Pauline Alston
Feme Wood Esther Pickett
Entered as second class mail May 16, 1931,
under the Act of August 24, 1912, embodied in
Section 395, P. L. and R., in the Post OfEice in
Greensboro, North Carolina.
DREAMS AND DREAMERS
Psychologically speaking, dreams in which
we engage while our conscious minds are
still in exercise are types of artistic think
ing which w© permit our thoughts to wander
because we are not satisfied with reality.
That is, we are groping for greater achieve
ments, for higher marks in life; wo are reach-
~ orward to perfection,
of us, then, ere potential dreamers—and
dreams do come true to the extent that we
work toward them. We have seen this evi
dence in our college environment—the growth
of the campus; the growth of the student
body; the increase in the number of build
ings; the broadening of the curriculum; and
the growth and increased efficiency of the
faculty. Dreams are our wishes, our desires,
our aspirations, which gives us courage in
working out our present problems; and which
gives us hope to continue our efforts. Four
years ago this institution as a college for
women held its first commencement in which
there were members who were graduating
from college. That class was composed of
only four members. Since that time there
has been a steady increase through the years
of ’31, »32, ,33, and ’34.
We, the class of ’34, hold in high esteem
those graduates who as pioneers have blazed
our paths, have made it easier for us to fol
low, and made it possible for us to make
greater achievements. We, too, observe them
directly or indirectly as they havei gone out
to make their contributions. We are aware
of the fact that they have done their parts
with paths less stony and with less facilities.
And so as we, the dreamers of the graduating
class of ’34, approach our last days here at
Bennett we, too, with changeless love for our
Alma Mater, with heartfelt sympathy for all
of our sisters who may come after us, and
with hearts set on high things and broad
enough for all, sit and gaze in the future. We
see a greater Bennett, for we are able to
visualize members of the class of ’34 who
have gone forth to stand up where others
have fallen, to serve where others have
failed, and to build on strong foundations.
THE BENNETT BANNER 1933-34
“To report the happenings on the campus
of Bennett College for Women and all news
of interest concerning the school and student
body; to furnish the students practical ex
perience in the business of conducting a stu
dent publication, and to afford opportunity
for literary development and journalism.”
With the above aim in view we, the mem
bers of the Bennett Banner staff of 1933-34
hav served. We take this opportunity to
thank every individual who has co-operated
v.ith us in our efforts of publication this
year. We wish for you a pleasant vacation.
EFFECTS OF SPRING
Have you ever stopped to think that when
the spring season arrives, college students
live in an atmosphere of laziness? Various
questions play on their inner consciousness—
as why can’t wo stay in bed and sleep in
stead of going to breakfast in the morning?
Why do we have to be on time to our meals,
anyway? Why do we have to report to 8
o’clock classes in the morning? During these
pretty sunshiny evenings why can’t we be
free to live our lives instead of spending
two hours in a laboratory dissecting on the
fish or testing whether a solution is a sul
phate or a phosphate? Instead of studying
hard lessons, why can’t we just socialize, en
gage in parties, etc.?
Oh, well, as I think over these questions,
my conscience submits one answer to me
it tells me that anything which is of any
value to me, I must fight and struggle for it.
It also tells me hat work comes before play.
What does your conscience submit to you
for an answer?
As I further ponder over the subject, I
am reminded of the following poem, which
was taken from the Saturday Evening Post,
November 18, 1933, titled ^^After Being
Chided by the Dean of Women”:
“I don’t want to think again,
Morals drive me mad,
I don’t want to care about
What is good or bad.
Brain events and chroma,
Pigment, pragmatism, cells.
Heredity and soma—
“Everything I ever learned
Only makes me wish
Evolution could have stopped
With the jelly-fish;
“But some jelled precestor
Even then as now
Would have querried:
Little first, whither goest thou?”
P. P. J., ’35.
“Service is worship. Our deeds must be in
harmony with our highest thoughts, and then
life lived in harmony with the will of God
will be a thing of beauty forever.”
A good knowledge of history will help to
keep one sane in his attitude toward the
present world conditions and problems.—The
Aurora, Knoxville College.
When we think that people used to be sat
isfied at running 15 miles an hour we have
to confess that science has brought speed up
to date through greater vision.—Eidgeview
Broadcaster, Hickory, N. C.
A very sure path to intellectual and spir
itual death is the failure of a teacher, what
ever may be her preparation and degrees, to
read for cultural improvement. The day’s
work may be exacting and exhausting, books
in the community may be few and their pur
chase expensive, amusement may tempt the
leisure hours, but for a teacher to neglect
the reading of good books is to insure in
tellectual and spiritual death.—The Shaw
One of the reasons why many persons do
not have strength for Christian living is be
cause they are not doing anything that re
quires strength.—The Epvvorth Herald.
The world no longer stops to pat one who
is down. In the past wo often made our
selves believe that the world would sympa
thize with us when we were down and give
us a helping hand until we reached the sur
face. Those of us who p^sess int^igence
row know that this general opinion is wrong.
The world has no timo for a quitter, . , .
It is too busily concerned with the one who
ia going up.—Berean Broadcast.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETS
The board of trustees of Bennett College
for Women met on the campus during the
week-end of May 6. Plans were made for the
building of the new Pfeiffer Hall and the
lieating plant, made possible by the $250,000
offer of the General Education Board of New
York City, and the gift of $100,000 secured
by Dr. M. J. Holmes, assistant secretary of
the Board of Education of the Methodist
Episcopal Church from an anonymous friend
in New York. The donors of of this gift,
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pfefffer, were first pub
licly disclosed at the service of May 6, after
which the ground-breaking service for Pfeif
fer Hall (named for its donors) was led by
Mrs. W. H. Goode, president of the Woman’s
Homo Missionary Society of the Methodist
Present at the meeting of the Board of
Trustees were Dr. T. F. Holgate, of Evans
ton, 111.; Mrs. W. H. C. Goode, of Sidney,
Ohio; Prof. J. A. McRae, of Reidsville; Mrs.
J W. Cone, of Greensboro; Mrs. J. W. Carroll,
of Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. P. H. Hargis, of
Wilmington, Del.; Mrs. W, R. Brown, of East
Aurora, N. Y.; Dr. W. C. Jackson, of Chapel
Hill; Dr. F. C. Eiselen, secretary, and Dr.
M. J. Holmes, assistant secretary, of the
Board of Education of the Methodist Episco
The Bennett Banner Wishes for Each of You a Most Pleasant and Profitable Vacation