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Jbrary-Bennett C. The Members of THF RFNNFTT BANNER Wish for You a The Banner Staff Pleasant Vacation student Publication of Bennett College VOLUME IX GKEENSBOKO, N. C., iMAY, 1!)8!) M WIHEK 5 FORTY-SIX SENIORS TO GET DIPLOMAS Hon. James S. McConaughy, of Middletown, Conn., Will De liver Commencement Address. (,)n Monday, Hay 29, at 10:30 o'clock, the annual t'oninieucement exercises ^Yill be held on the campus of Hennett College. On this occasion 42 young women will receive the degree of bach elor of Arts in the lields of Secondary ;ind Elementary Education, -while four will receive this degree iu l^iberal Arts. The I'accalaureate service will be held on Sunday afternoon. Jlay 2,S. at 4:00 o'clock, in the Carrie Itarge chapel. The speaker ftu- this occasi(;n wiil be Dr. Howard Thurman, deiui of the chapc‘1 of Howard T’niversity, Wasliington, I). C. The annual Coinniencenient Address will be delivered by the Ibuun-alile James E, lIc('onaughy, Lieutenant-Ciov- ernor of Connecticut and president of AVesleyan University, Middletown, Con necticut. Other Conuuencement activities in clude the annual meeting of the Alpha Epsilon Scholastic Honorary Society on Saturday morning. May 27, at 10:(M) o’clock. The All-Bennett Luncheon will 1)0 held at noon of the same day. The meeting of the Graduate Association will take place at 3 :00 p.m. and that evening the Little Theater Cuild will ])resent a final performance of "The Trojan Women,” by Euripedes. This performance will lie followed by the tradiiu)ua' campus illumination. On Sunday evening at 8 :00 i).m. Pres ident and Jlrs. I). 1). .Jones will give *1.,.:.. - ^1 ates, former students, Jiarents, and friends. The niendiers of the class of 19.3!), with their places of residence and re- sjiective tields of specialization, are as follows : A Scene from Euripides’s Trojan Women i i m (Continued on I’age Four) GENERAL ELECTIONS HELD MAY Id Miss Dorothy Williams Made Head of the Student Body. On Wednesday. Jlay 10, the student body went to the polls to select the student otlicers for the year 1939-'40. Returns from the election showed Miss Dorothy Williams, '40, to be elected president of the Student Government Association. I'rior to her election. Miss Williams has served in many capacities during her tliree years at Bennett Col lege. Her activities include active mem bership in the Little Theater Guild. AA'oman’s Home Missionary Society, and American Student Fnion. For the past two yeiirs Jliss A\’illiams has s\u-cess- fully served her class in the capacity of president. Other members of the cabinet of the Student Government are Misses Alice Brevard, ’40, chief justice and tir.^t vice-president: Melda Williams, ’41, second vice-president; Pauline Byers, ’41, third vice-president: Portia Taylor, ’42, secretary: DuDonna Tate, ’41, treasurer, and Dorothy Brown, ’41. stu dent-at-large. Officers for the staff of the Bennett Banner will be as follows : Miss I5ve- lyn Love. ’41, editor-in-chief: Miss Dor othy Brown, ’42, associate editor : Miss Mary Ellen .Tones, ’40, circulation man ager : Misses Anne AVood, ’40, and Ruth MeCottry. ’42, advertising managers; and Miss Virginia Snipes, ’42, head typist. We w'ish a very successful year for all of these newly elected officers. “TROJAN WOMEN” IS PRESENTED MAY 13 Grecian Drama Well-Received i>y Student liody; Cast Performs Well. ; Oil ('V>!;;'■ 0 :'.t S o'clock, the Little Theater (iuild of Iteuiiett College presented the Gre4an drama, Euripedes' "Trojan Women." For the first tinu“ in the history of the college, a (Jrecian drama \'\as pre sented in true CJrecian form, .lust as in .Muriel I’ox’s "Angels of War,” the Gi'ec-ian drama shows the brutalizing ctfects of war upon wonu'u, l.riefiy, the background of "Trojan Wonun" is this: Paris, a prince of Troy, fell in love with Helen, the wif(‘ of Alcuelaus. king of (Jreece. and fled with her to Troy. The Greeks imme diately set sail with a mighty army to destroy Troy and avenge Menelaus, king of (ireece. After ten years of fight ing, Troy fell, aiul the coiupiering Gi'eeks slew all the nu'u of Troy, burned the city, and took the women into slavery. The (Jreek Generals drew lots for the women of tlie royal household. Among them were Hecuba, (lueeu of Troy: her daughter, Cassandra, who is a priest(‘ss gone mad by the horrors of war and th(> thought that she must mari'y an enemy king: aul Andrama- che. wife of Hector. The action of thi> Religious Groups Install Officers (»n Sunday. Jlay 21. at the regular Vespei's hour, installations of the of ficers of religious grJiups were held In the Carrie Barge chapel. The iuldress of the afternoon was given by Mr. Wil- 11-1111 T-!i>U'ier. rli're'-t.oj' of religious life (ill the campus. The officers of the rt'ligious groups who were installed were Jliss Evelyn Love, '41, president of the Young Women's Christian Asso ciation, and the ofhcers of her cabinet. Misses Ethelyu Pass, Eva Dejcmrnette. and Alice Patterson. Jliss Ruth McCot- try assunu'd her position as superin tendent of the Siuiday school, with Misses .leunie AVilliams, P.eulah Mel- chor, and Edwia (Jraham as the cab inet mcmliers. Miss Mildred Florence was installed as chairman of the Wor ship Service Group. Following the sei'vice of installation a luncheon honoring active members in religious activities w.'is given in the Wilbur F. Steele dining hall. DOROTHY MAINOR APPEARS IN RECITAL Famous Soprano Sings at and T. Gymnasium on May 4. A. GREEK FESTIVAL GREAT SUCCESS Annual May Day Celebration Held Saturday, May 6. The annual Jlay Day celebration was lield Saturday afternoon, ilay (i, at .5 o'clock on the (luadrangle. The pro gram this year took the fcu'in of a (Jreek festival in the honor of Athena, goddi'SS of wisdom. At .5 o’cloclv, the Heralds, Jlisses Ma mie Tanu, '41, and I’auliiie P.yers, '41, l('d the procession into the (puulrangle. 'The procession included the goddess Athena. lu‘r maids, and priestesses. The (!odiless, .Miss Dorol hea Taylor, '40, was drc'ssed in traditional costume of classic (Jreece and ^vor(* on her head the sih'cr associated with the garli ot Athena. After the Goddess was seated, memluM's of the various physical edu- calion classes eitferfaint'd her with dances and games. Especially outstand ing was t)i(‘ dance of Earth. Sea, fyight ind Fire executed by the Modern D.ance grouji. Of the athletic events the char iot races attracted the most favorable attention. The production staff for tliis pro gram included Misses Jlildred Bui'ris and Virginia Foster of the Departmetit of Physical Education, who had charge of the dances and athletic events; Miss Evelyn Sherrill, who chaired the com mittee on costuming; and Miss Eva Hamlin and Jlr. Jjawrence Rogers, who had charge of the jiroperties. HOME ECONiilCS GIRLS CMPArr iM srTnriTicc juiiunuu 11^ riv> 11111 iJUkJ STUDENT GOVERNMENT SPONSORS DINNER Motliers of iMany UeitiioU Students Atteml First Mohei’’s Day Dinner. (Continued on Page Four) BENNETT REPRESENTED ON COLLEGE DAY EVENT Rcsckingliam High School Is Scene of (’onference Held IMonday, May 18. On ^Monday, Jlay IS. representatives from every college in North Carolina wei'C guests of the Rockingham High School. Rockingham, X. C. On this oc casion known as ('ollege Day, the rep resentatives of the various colleges were invited for the purpose of giving the students ideas of the curricula and ex tra-curricular activities of colleges. These ideas were expressed through musical selections, short talks, and dra matics. Schools represented at the conference were Shaw T'niverslty, St. Augustine College, Agricultural and (Continued on Page Two) On Sunday, Jlay 14, the Student Gov- ernm(‘nt Association sponsored its first Mothei-'s Day celebration in the form ef a dinner lunioring the mothers of Bennett girls. During the progress of the dinner a program was jiresented honoring the mothei's. This program included a trib ute "To Our Mothers" by iliss (Jlarice Giimble, and a solo, ‘'Thank God for a (Jarden,” by Miss Frances Randall, ’39. Dr. F. P. Kittrell. dean of students, presented the guest speaker for the oc casion. Mrs. .L .1. Scarlette, principal of Washington Street I]lementary School, (Jreensl)oro, X. C. Mrs. Sear- lette spoke on "The Debt We Owe to Motherhood.” The introduction of guest mothers by their own daughters proved tlie high light of the day, when many mothers from throughout the state were greeted by the student body. Jliss Bettye (h-ump, ’.39, i)resident of the Student Government Association, ]>resided, while Miss Edwia Graham, ’40, furnished music for the program. .’\Iiss Dorothy Jfainoi-, soprano, was ])re- si'iited, in rc'cital luuU'r the joint auspi ces of A. and T. ;iud Bennett c(dlege in the Agricultural and Technicnl Col lege gymnasium. Accunpanied by Mrs. Helen Elsie f»ett. :Miss .Mainor present ed .a \’cry enjoyable program to a large and enthusiastic audience. Her program included : JIein> Lisbe ist grien—Brahms. \\'ir Wandelten—Brahms. Rast lose Liche—Schubert. (iretcheii am Spinnrade—Schubert. CjU'ilie—Strauss. O, Patria mia (from Aida)—Verdi. ('hason 'Priste—I)upaic. Guitares et JIandolines—Gi'ovlez. Beau Soir—Debussy. Deiiuis le .Tour (from I>ouise)—(3har- pent ier. Ho Everyone That Tliirsts—arr. Deft. ('omniunion—arr. Dett. I Got a Home in-a Dat Rock—arr. liurleigh. •Jesus. I^ay Yo’ Head in de Winder— arr. Hiill .lohnson. Ah. Ijove But a Day—Beach. My Day—Dett. Song of the Open—LaForge. Girls ICiitertain Many Visitors AVhile Livinjj in rraelioe House; I’lan Summer Program. COLLEGE ORCHESTRA PRESENTS CONCERT Newly Formed )rches(ra Will Also ria.y for ('ommenceinent .\c(ivities. The P)enneft College Orchestra con ducted by Jlr. F. Nathaniel Gatlin, in strumental teaclier in the Department of Music, was presented in concert on Jlonda.v morning, Jlay 15, in the (Jarrie P.arge chapel. Their program follows: Air from “Oriiheus”—(iluck. “The Minstrel P.oy”—Irish Air. "Song of Farewell”—Mendelssohn. “War March”—Mendelssohn. (From the Priests from Athalia) The orchestra was given a fine re ception by the student body. This mu sical grou]) has had a phenomenal growth. It was formed last semester (Continued on Page Four) The Honi(“ l‘jConomics slndeiits in conjunction with their class work have been participating and are planning many interesting activities. As ]>art of the rc(piirenicnts of the course, the senior students of this department must live in a jiractical honu‘-like situation for several weeks prior to graduation. This year seven of tlie graduating seniors of the department lived at th(? home of I’resident and Mrs. .Idines wliile they were attending the ileth- odist Conference at Kansas City, Mo. While the girls lived at the practlcc^ house tiu'y (‘utertained nian.v guests. Among these gvu'sts were: Miss Doro thy Jlainor, soprano artist. honore(^ with a luncheon : Miss I’owe. Mrs. Sim mons, ilrs. Mcf^awrin. and ilr. and Mrs. Wyatt, Dean and Mrs. Klugh, Mr. and Mrs. Wells, Mr. .Morton, Mrs. Adams, Miss Beatric(‘ Siigg, Mr. Wil liam I’anner, Mi's. Martina, Dr. and Mrs. Dett. ?»Ir. and Mrs. Gatkin. :Mr. W. A\’illiams, Mr. 'SVilliams of A. & T. Colleg(>, whom they entei'tained at d!ii'- ner at vaiaous times; the cast of “Tro jan Women" whom they entertained with a midnight luncheon following the first pert'oi'inance of the play, held ilay (i. The girls who lived at th(> jiracfice house were Misses Evelyn Stewart, Lis- beth Edwai'ds, Helen Wiggins. Althea Warner, Ethylle Williams, Ruth .Jack son, and Helen Hinton. The freshmen Home Economics classes are ])lanning a very interest ing summer jirogram in relation with the course. Each student dtiring tli(! summer has been asked to visit and study the industry or career in w’hicli she wishes to participate. The students have also been instructed to mak(>' con tacts with persons already engaged in that career so they might receive sug gestions concerning their careers. At the b('ginning of the ’39-’40 term re ports will be given of the findings of the girls.