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Page Two THE BENNETT BANNER DECEMBER, 1942
THE BENNETT BANNER Vesper Speakers
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MAROUKUiTiO l>OI>E '44
... VALKN’A E. MINOR '43
VIRGINIA HOLDER ’43
MYRTLE HROWN, '45
GLORIA JACKSON, ’43
HELEN HORTON. ’44
RUTH EVERETTE, ’43
FRANCES FONVEILLE. ’43
DR. FREDERIC JACKSON
STUDENT BODY, WHAT NOW?
So you like the way your Student Senate is being run this year!
You appreciate the systematic plan of talking things over with
the student body before any definite decision is reached in stu
dent attairs. You willingly accept the innovations of the new
and lenovations of outdated rules and practices. You admit many
of these pleasures are a direct result of leadership — the kind
gets things done despite the hard work of necessity accompanies
anything worthwhile. Do you realize that you are about to lose
two valuable leaders from the Student Senate in January through
graduation? The office of president and financial secretary will be
left vacant at end of the first term. This is the first occurance of
thi.s sort since the Student Senate has been a functional body. Both
graduating officers are finishing college in an accelerated three
and a half years as a result of accomodations made by the adminis
tration. But what is to happen to our Student Senate?
You don’t think for a moment, do you, that the Senaite could
direct itself without leadership? Are yoa willing to have Miss
Helene Jacobs continue in the capacity ox president emeritus com-1
municating her ideas by mail? Do you think Miss Ruth Everette
can balance the books w'hile she concinues her studies at the Uni
versity of Michigan? Do jou want to elect new officers to fill the
vacancies? Do you want the present officers in the Senate to
move up in position to occupy the vacancies and have the Cabinet
elect new members? It’s your SejJ|^> you know.
no definte agit^ient as to what shall be done?
We repeat, this is the first occurrence of this sort since the Stu
dent Senate has been a funtional body. There is nowhere in the
handbook mention made of what shall be done if offices are vacated
at the end of the first semester. The only election called for comes
in May when the officers for the next school year are cnosen. It
seems a propitious time for an amendment to the Student Senate
Constitution or an addition to the by-laws. What do you want done?
Give the problems some thought. Remember you ve got to hve
according to the dictates of your representative Student Senate.
It’s up to you — be able to give an intelligent solution to the prob
lem w'hen approached at a further date. It does make a difference.
—V. E. M.
Christ’s goodness, His Courage
and His heioism are beyond the
human consciousness and imagina
tion of today’s world, and there is
the tendency everywhere to crucify
Him'’, declared Dr. J. R. Craven,
pastor of West Market Street Metho
dist Chui'ch on November 22 wlien
he addressed the Vesper audien."e
in Annie Mernei- Pfeiffer Chapel on
the subject ’‘Let’s Crucify Christ”.
Di'. Craven fuither pointed out that
the principles of Christ as exempli
fied l)y tlie many good and worth
while thing.s we en.ioy today, cannot
be blotted out and a closer contact
with Him today is necessary for a
more fruitful life tomorrow. In con
clusion Di'. CMaven stated that all
problems must be solved by Christ
and there is no other lefuge or light
to Ijring peace, human Ijetterment.
jv human brotherhood to the world.
The speaker for the November 2 2
Vesper service held in Annie Merner
Pfeiffer Chapel was Dr. Henry Hitt
Crane, pastor of Central Methodist
Church of Deti'iot, Michigan, who
chose as his subject "Vital Prin
ciples (or a Human Race”. Said Dr.
Crane, “Valiant behavior is the great
seci'et inner invincibility”. ‘‘By learn
ing to receive with determination and
decisiveness and to respond to what
ever comes and not to i-eact against
it and by leaining to rejoice in w’hat-
ever comes”. Di'. Crane further de
clared. "one masters the techniques
of overcoming and thereby becomes
‘■In a time of crisis, everyone must
have enthusiasm”, declared Dr. Mai'k
Miles Fisher, pastor of White Rock
Baptist Church in Dui-ham. North
Cai’olina in his sermon on ‘‘Using
What You Have” delivered at the
Xoveniber G Vesper service in Annie
Meiner Pfieffer Chapel. Referring
to the story of Paul and Silas,
found in the Acts of the Apostles,
Dr. Fisher described the type of
enthusiasm which is needed to meet
a crisis and pointed out that one
received an insight into God’s charac-
tei- and thereby acquires the neces
sary enthusiasm to meet any crisis
thiongh the power of divine for
giveness, the technique of prayer
and the use of innate tendencies
with which he is endnw'ed.
PRIVATE LIVES 4
l \Cl l/rv FK.ATl KK
“Dean Morton, how did you happen
to become interested in your par
■‘It w'as an accident. When I was
a sophomore in college, someone
asked me what I intended to major
in. My advisor looked over my record
and found that I had taken more
.'or.rses in Psychology than anything
else. Thereupon. I decided to major
“What remarks would you like to
make concerning your position as
Dean of Instruction?”
“1 find it an interesting as well
as challenging job, especially in a
time of crisis such as the present.
FROM THE DEAN’S OFFICE
In a time of turmoil or rapid change, people are likely to see
only the immediate sudden change in their way of life and not
to see the inevitable future which will make their period of time
remote and insignificant. It is understandable that one would be
come upset when all of her ideals and security are tumbling around
her. In such a situation one might take one of two directions—
either give up and lose interest because the situation seems hope
less or attack vigorously and intelligently.'I.n the first instance
apathy develops in the person and a “do-nothing pattern” is
adopted, but in the second instance dynamism develops in the
person and a pattern of action is adopted.
Wc here at Bennett are a small portion of a sick world. To isolate
the disease and to become actively combantant of its ravages
means survival, to remain inert invites disaster. We dj not intend
to be overwhelmed by the virus without resistance. However, ! of the best things about this
signs of apathy do seem to be developing among us and are tend
ing to interfere with our daily work, some of these are lack of
interest and participation in academic endeavors, large numbers
of excuses for failures, and an increased tendency to blame pre
vailing conditions. Such an attitude is understandable, a living
organism fighting for survival cannot afford the luxury of in
dulging in it. Therefore, it seems as if more can be accompli,shed
by an attack upon the problems which confront us, by accepting
frustration as a challenge to do more — not less, and by giving
time to disorganized and tiring movements and more to arganized
and releasing movements. What is done will largely depend upon
However, there are certain things in common and fundamental
to all of us. It is necessary to do the job at hand whatever it may
be. One should put more time— not less—in studying, more tim.e.
on contemporary affairs, more time in developing vocation! skills,
more time in fitting oneself for what seems to be an inevitable
crisis with its attending hardships. If we refuse to *
cuses for failures and lacks we will be in a better position\o take a i Dormitory matrons who listen in
direct and vigorous part in overcoming them and in getVng the I o” o’n>' telephone conversations. Gee
best out of the capacities we possess within the sourroJ^idings us a break! (We know we
W'e find ourselves. —Dr. J. T. Mortoi\jr. liave only three minutes).
Destination: North Pole
AVhtn we were little tots we used
to call you Santy Claus, now that
we grow older and face the perplexi-
Jes of life we find we should have
called you “Scanty ’ Claus. We, here f
at Bennett, are in dire need of some |
few tlMiigs, Santa. How's chances
for giving us a b;eak? Here’s our
letter to you, buddy.
For Mr. Whiting:
. . . Some students woh are conscious
of the ?ra\e soci.il needs and \\ ho
would lather i-ead “Journals of
Ameritan Sociology” than go to
Alpha dances and such! Also, Santa,
kid. a release fi’on; the draft ’'on.d.
I'^or Maiian McLaughlin:
. . . Please, Santa, just ‘'GRANT”
For Catherine Dowdell:
. . . Just a fur coat, St. Nicky, so
I won’t be forced to become neurotic
w.th pui-e envy — especially after
Vicky’s “fine” silver fox pelts!
For Di'. Jackson: Banner Adviser.
. . . Santa, do you know any real
ECONOMICS students? If so, please
tiring me a couple to Bennett. You
know the kind tliat doesn’t mind
staying r.p all night studying price
theory, and spending all her time
in the IDirary running down matei'ials
foi those reports that MUST be in
on time and just so! . . . That’s all,
For Jaqueline Noiman:
. . . Please bring me a pair of those
long red undies so people will stop
telling me that I'm going to catch
For Doris Lowery:
. . . Santa, clear up some of these
I’og.gy newspaper reporters who have
me stacked away at 'Baina State. fe
I. I'm at Bennett. Santa, and here's
hopin’ you don't make the same mis
take they did and fall down the
chimney where I was last yeai !
l''oi- Mi'. Suthern:
A “C” card and four new retreads,
pr.l! It’s for essential war purposes,
For Thomasine Kii'kland:
Santa. I've been practice teaching
now ever since the third week of
school. I finished on the ISth of
Deceml)er. All the Christmas present
I want. Santa, is to be allowed to
I sleep 'until ha pel time on Monday,
’ Wednesday, and Friday for the rest
of the semester. I have nary a class!
For Rev. Taylor:
I’m getting tired of running to
class from the Administvation Build
ing every morning trying to lie on
time for those classes. I know there’s
no possibility of anything witli four
wheels but a pair of roller skates
for the duration, but how about do-
natin.g a pair of them to a worthy
For Eleanor Warren:
I’m tired of reading Tim Tyler
in the funny paper every Sunday,
Santa; don’t I rate a visit from him
just this once — in the flesh?
For Dr. Jones:
And. Santy, kid. won’t you bring
to our prexy that diminishing amount
of necessary doliai's to- complete our
endowment fund so that we can be
assured that “There’ll Always Be
With its setting in Holland, one
of the ‘ blitzkreigged” countries, the
book Chi'istnias, written by Eleanor
Roosevelt, is a book of simplicity
that is of a child's understanding
and also a stimulant to adult
thinking. It is a book that bridges
the gap of short intervals of time . . .
two contrasting scenes.
Sr.ch a short time ago—and the
story that Marta begged her mother
to tell her again and agin was a
(rue scene. “Vrooljk Kerstfeest”
meant a merry Christmas in the
light of a faith and a dieam of
peace. iMarta's father came home
on St. Nicholas Eve to gi-eet his
an:.ious wife and daughter. There
as an understanding of merriment
..nd laughtei- that made that day
ne of joy and happiness.
Such a short time ago — up to
the present time. Marta and her
anxious mother were satisfied with
the joy of having each other . ^ .
there would be no
father to greet them
. . “Vryoljk
job is that I get a chance to talk
to the girls and discuss their acadmic
problems and on some occasions,
problems about their personality.
One of the most distasteful jobs
that I have to perform is putting the
girls on probation. The main reason
for this is that I write the parents
of tlie girls an dthis makes them
(luite unhappy and disturbed.” Are
you kiddin’ Dean?
WE THANK YOU FOR
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classes to travel on w'eek-ends.
Sloppy w'aitresses in the dining hall
who' are often careless in observ-
ake ex- sanitary habits.
Kerstfeest” vvas an uiulerstp/nding
between mother and daughtt/r.! The
good Saint would not visit Marta
because there w'as an evil force that
erased that le,gand from the child’s
:lream . . . only the Christ Child
•vould visit her. Having only a candle,
left from last Chi-istmas, Marta was
'aced with puzzling thoughts . . .
why her father wore a uniform the
.ist time she saw him . . . why there
vcre no schools for her to go to . . .
vhy chi’dren of her own age laughed
nd sr.id that Holland was their
01 ntry. when they did not speak
he native language . . . why her
;'.other would leave in the early
aorning and stay away almost all
iay. returning with food for their
ne and only meal . . . there were
ts of things ?.lal ta wcrnuei ed -aljmrt"'
. . She hoped that it would not be
lu: h longer.
Not much longer . . . when she
oald have her father walk down the
Line with her and they could laugh
nd talk of pleasant topics . . . when
=he could burn the candle in the
window without someone telling her
!hat it was wron.g . . . when she
ould have the doll and sweets that
he had missed to make her Christ
mas happy . . . when she could ,go
to sleep without thinking of a menac-
'ng figure that made her hate a uni-
foi'in . . . she longed for the time
when her dream would come true
'ind she and her parents would have
back all those things tliat made their
world serenely happy.
—E. WARREN, '43.
Oh yes, Santa Claus, W'e know
we have asked for a lather generous
portion but we have been SUCH good
hildren. Since this is for the entire
nation (and the v.'orld! ) won’t you
tirin.g PEACE in the midst of this
‘opsy-turvy chaos. Besides all the
OTHER HAPPINESS it will bring,
’t will also liring a Christmas VAC.A-
TION to all the Bennett sisters
Thank you. Santa — so much!
Most Up To Date
HAZKi; ll.\IUUSO\ GfVES
('ONCKUT ,\T I5KNNETT (’OLLK;i;
(Continued From Page One)
aiusical temperament Miss Harri
son possesses, the triumphant selec
tion of the night, and last on the
program, was, perhaps Listz’s,
“Mazeppa”. a stirring compositon,
and played with tremendous energy
and zest and with excellent and pleas
ing quality of tone. Answering five
curtain calls at the conclusion of this
number. Miss Harrison responded
l)y playing Strauss’. “Blue Danube”
IS the encore.
Following the program. Miss Cora-'
.greene Johnstone. Chairman of the
Bennett College Lyceum Committee
announced the following numbers
in the coming series: Paul Robeson.
January 3; WMlliam Allen, pianist,
'au'.iary 22; Gustave von Groschwitz,
Illustrated Lectures. March 13; and
Muriel Rahn. soprano. April 19.
“I’oi-ti-ait.s That Fjive”
—From ,‘(!2.40 I p—
Upstairs Opposite National