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THE BENNETT BANNER
The l)unny rabbit came out in style
with tlie early Easter Egs Hunt that
was given to tlie students by the Sun
day School. Briglitly colored egss were
everywhere and everyone sci'anibled
under l)ushes to see what the Inuuiy
The Sophomores came on with their
presentation of David Lear. He really
was good witli his drama and dance.
Congrats to the Sophomore on ttielr
Tlie students really came on with
tlie dances this month: there were
three in all. The Seniors' gave a Cot
ton (iardeii Party. The Seniors added
to the “Hailing of Spring” witli their
starched and frilled cotton frocks.
Doned spick and span for the occas-
sion. .lust who said P’riday 13th was
unlucky? If you still believe it is just
ask tlie Seniors.
It was all soft lights and sweet music
at the Freshman I >ance. 'Phe Helles
and Beaus rejilly came on with the
belles looking like CLA.MOI'U restored
I'm quite sure you all got a gander
at the ballroom done up in a “KhapsiKly
in Blue Theme (which was some sharp)
and the modern dance interlude to the
same melody done by T. Smith was
isome fine, 'riie music was just right
to put the lads and lassies in the
groove. Ves, tiie city-students really
icaiiie on. Congrats to you—your deco
rations were the finest yet.
The badminton tournament was (piite
intei-esting with stiff competition from
the first round on down to the finals.
Annie Lou Cist was the victor in the
finals over Frances (iordon, this year's
ping pong champ.
Don't forget the spring “Sports Day”
sponsored by the \V. A. A. Let s be one
luuulred per cent hostesses to the
W. A. A. of A. and T.
Little Tlieater Stages
T1 iree Playes
The Little Theatre has been buzzing
with activity recently. On JIarch 30,
the Play Producing and Directing
Class presented “Shoemaker's Episode',,
a one-act play directed and produced
)>y Vera Wooden. The audience
chuckled when (iershwin (iodoyle (Ed
Ander.son) influenced by the verbosity
of Coffee (ionov (Hosea Butler) sud
denly discovered that perhaps little
Jloll Shaney (Dorothy I'earson) was
not a brother after all. Adding to the
mirth of the play were the fancy dance
step of Dan Kaye as Fancy .lohnson,
the man about town and the sales talk
of Delores Newsome as Candy Lee, the
The -liuiior Theatre (luild kept the
audience guessing and a bit jumpy at
its presentation of “The Girl ^\ ith
Two Faces,” a three act mystery, on
April 13 and 14. The parlor of a spooky
house on a dark, rainy night with a
cranky eccentric, old woman who had
but one thought—to disinherit her
niece—was the .setting for this mystery.
It was inily aftei' much breath-taking
action including two murders that the
identity of the “girl with t\\'o faces
\\'as discovered. Miss liunyan, the old
lady was played by Ituby I’oag and
her maid, Delphine by Ehiine Mitchell.
The six girls among whom Miss Kun-
yan decided to split her inheritance
were Pola Xew.some, Anna McDaniel,
Ruth Hunt, .lean Simms, Edna Gamble,
and Virginia .leffries. The one who
gummed up the works was Lucille
Headen who caused Anna McDaniel,
the niece incognito—the girl with two
faces, to be discovered.
Thursday, April 19, was an eve
ning of rollicking laughter when (Jloria
Dix, a member of the Play Produc
ing and Directing Class presented “I’ot
Luck", a one-act comedy. Ko.seiiiary
and Tom Edwards (Roberta Favors
and Charles Wallace) were a comical
pair as they tried to get their landlord,
old Mr. Hicks (Bossy .lackson) to move
out of the basement. The audience fairly
“rolled” when Itoseiuary avenging
Tom's introducing Jlr. Hicks as her
father, serves the hitter's diiuier of jel
lied trout, blackberries, onions, etc., to
feetl unexpected gue.sts, Dr. and Mrs.
There’s Music In the Air
By MARAGAKET HENDP^KSON, ’46
Twice this season we have had the
pleasure of hearing the only opera of
great Beethoven — “Fidelio". Decem
ber 17 the N. B. C. Symphony Or
chestra under the direction of Arturo
Toscanini ended the Beethoven Festi
val with a performance of tlie opera
and Jlarch 17 it was given at the
Metropolitan Opera House in English.
In the former performance were such
singers as Kose IJanipton as Leonore,
•Ian Pierce as Florestaii, Eleanor Steb-
er as Marcellina and Herbert .lanssen
as I’izaro. Both performances were
very enjoyable though there are some
criticisms to be made in regard to
the Kngli.sh version of the opera. It is
quite true that a performance of the
opera in English helps those who do
not know the original language of the
opera but in this instance there were
many times when even the English
words could not be understood. An
other disjuivantage of translating the
foreign language into English is that
each word does not match the music
correctly. The best performances of an
opera must necessarily be given in its
original language, be it French, Ger
man, Italian, or Kussian.
We feel very fortunate to have on
our own faculty one of America's great
organists. We look forward to the sec
ond Wednesday in each month for the
regular monthly recitals. At the March
recital we enjoyed the “Prelude and
Fugue in G Major” by Bach. Other
numbers by Bach were “Prelude in D”
and a selection in keeping with the
Easter season, “O Sacreil Head Sur-
rwmded.” Following the short playful
composition “The Squirrel” by Weav
er was “Ave Maris Stella" by the mod
ern composer. Bedell. This composi
tion portrayed a solemn procession
passing through the quaint street of
St. Malo of the town of Quay. Monks
chant the Ave JIaris Stella while the
archbishop blesses the little fishing
fleet anchored in the cove. Church
bells are heard from afar, niinglel
with the singing of the nuns. The pro
cession then whids its way hack to the
cathedral in solemn pomp and is lost
in the distance. The last number on the
program “Carillon-Sortie” by Mulet
was exciting, bringing into play the
colorful chords that were played as
only Mr. Suthern could play them.
The Spring Organ Recitals began
April 11. The recital began with three
compositions by J. S. Bacli—the im
mortal “Toccata and Fugue in I)
Minor,” and the choral preludes “Je.su,
Joy of Man's Desiring” and "In Tlu»e
Is Gladness". The program continued
with the charming “Minuet’ of C. Ph E.
Bach and “In Springtime" by Kinder.
Cesar Franck's Chorale in A Minor
concluded the program.
I love you for the bi-ightness of your
And the softness of your voice;
I love you for your manliness, and
15ecau.se yini are one of my choice;
I love you for what 1 think you are
Not for what you may be;
1 love you becau.se 1 have seen the
In you that others fail to see;
I love you because of your thought
(Jentleness that to me is shown ;
I love you because you are so kind
To others though sometimes not to me;
I love you l)ecau.se you seMii afraid to
AtkI rationalize on being “free'’;
I love yt>u because you will never know
•lust how I am loving you;
I love you because 1 feel that some
My lreams will all turn true;
I love you because all I have is
My life which only you can rule;
I love you because I cannot help it—
Perhaps I am just a fool.
By Precious N. Copeiiing '45.
Fads an d Fas!
Webster says a fad is a craze,
amusement, or the like, followed for a
time with exag.gerated zeal. And we
can test his definition b.v thinking of
some of the more recent fads on the
First, the Clover Fad. A couple of
weeks ago, a stranger ent(“ring our
campus would wonder what strange
place is this where every one crawls
on all fours with her eyes turned
downward. No, mister, we weren't pay
ing penitence for lost souls but merely
looking for four leaf clovers. Some
found them by the dozens . . . others,
not so sharp of sight, found none. Vet
all .searched as if their very existence
depended upiai it.
One fanatic arranged her catch for
the day in a dish of water . . . iuid
there they floated like water lilies on
a pond. Many pressed them and still
others shared their luck with their less
fortunate brethren. Is it Hu* possession
of the clover that brings you luck or do
you have to find them for yourself? If
the latter is true, woe be unto those
who accept them as gifts.
Second—the bicycle fad. At the be
ginning of the year there was only one
on the campus, now there are bikes
. . . bikes . . . and bikes. This fad is
I'ather useful when it comes to getting
ice cream at reducel rates from (Jib-
son . . . or making quick trips to town
. . . or better yet for reducing those
hips. (Come to ';hink of it bending for
clovers should help there too.)
Third—The Voung Mule Society . .
Jones Hall special. Ciin't say much
about this one ... it starteil with a
bang . . . time will tell us about it.
To classify the recent parties in
Barge Hall is a [iroblem. They are
amusing, definitely crazy, whoops a
sla[i, craze was the word . . . and it
sure is followed with exaggeratwl zeal,
by participants and with more zeal
by those who aren't participating. Vet
they have all the makings of a fad.
Webster was right when he defined
a fad as a craze, amusement or the
like, followed for a time with exag
gerated zeiil. The definition has bwMi
testwl well on the campus here of late
and was not found wanting in any of
Mitch ell (Riginald Reeves and Mary
Watch the calendar for more plays
which will be presented soon by the
Theater (Juilds and by the Play Pro
ducing and Directing Class.
Nutrition Students Assist In
The community iirogram of Health
Education, under the direction of Miss
Flossie Parker was projected during
the past month by nutrition students
under the supervision of Miss Barbara
Ware, director of Home Economics.
Nutrition students conducted quiz
shows in the Mt. Tabor and Collins
(irove communities to test the knowl
edge of the community folk about
vitamins and balanced meals. A prize
was awarded in each of the communi
ties to the patron who answered the
highest number of questions correctly.
The puppet show, marked out by the
students in the field of nutrition was
highlight of the program. Each puppet
represented a vitamin which told about
what foods containwl it and what defi
ciencies and diseases, a lack of this
particular vitamin would cause.
Miss JIarion Tucker and students of
the Department of JIusic continued
their program in the two communities
which will lead to a “Community Sing"
at the end of the present school term.
Students in the Rural Sociology class
met with Dr. Beittel's class in .Soci
ology at Guilford College in a seminar
recently. During this inter-racial .semi
nar, Bennett College students told in
detail the program of the community
health program. Following the pre
sentation, Guilford f^ollege students
requested iierniission to work in these
conniumities under the direction of
Miss Flossie Piirker, heiul of the Ben
nett Couiniunity Health Program.
A sensible girl is not as .sensible as
she looks because a sensible girl has
more sense than to look sensible.
The Fisk Herald.
The world must go on—de.spite the
irreparabU' lo.ss of one of its greatt^st
leaders, in spite of its lose of one of its
greati'st correspondents. 'I'lie greatest
my.steries which man encounlers are
birth and death, that at the end of
the road of lift!—death jilways stands.
What does it mt'an? Pt'ople llu' world
over have asketl this iiuestion again
and again. What does it mean when in
the hour of .grealest need—tho.se who
stand highest among us are no more?
Similarly, what does it mean when
man meets man t>n the battlefield, t'ach
jirotecting his own life? We do not
know ! But, we do know whtMi the
grim monster strikes—the others must
cari\v on. When have w> been more
conscious of what is happening around
us in the nation and in our woi'ld?
We oughi to know—it is imperative
that we be intellig(Mit on all matters of
contemiiorary evtMits. Do we realize
Ihe greatness of the era to which we
iK'long? Do w(‘ ri'alize lhal we ar»> liv
ing in a iieriod in wliich the founda
tions of worlds to come will Ih‘ laid.
Imagine turning the juiges of history
books in future .generations and saying
1 remember when—out of a knowledge
and understanding of ho wthe policies
of our nation have bi'en shaped. Oi' are
we going to be ignoi'ant then as we so
often ai'e now and have nothing to
sa.v. We must begin now—with an
imderstanding of the P>retton Woods
Proposals, Truman's policies, the Dum
barton Oaks, FEPC, the San I'rancisco
Conference. Tomorrow's world is our
world—the .youth of today, and we
must know what it is all about.
We were glad to know that .loyce
Edley represented us at the Conference
in Chapel Hill on the delegation to the
San Fi’iuicisco Conference. This should
emphasize the great need of students
being active participants in world af-
We are going on—going on to greatin-
heights. We progress by organization
and it will be made by ones such as tlit*
United Negro College Fund. We btdong
to the thirt.v-two colleges who are
furthering this worth.v effort. For the
moment, the college i/''e.sidents are the
leaders of the drive—but students can
and will help. We have been asked to
do more—let us be every-ready when
that time comes. Education of our peo
ple is one of the basic solutions to the
Negro problem, education before we
can ask for equal jobs—the training
for a job is a must.
Ve olde [ihilosopher has felt tlu* thrill
of pleasure all the to the toes at the
bustling jictivitity which has jirevailed
on the campus. Hats off to those
wise sophs who brought David
L(-H*r to oui- campus. It is initiative
such as that which we take great
pride in. Those two plays given
by the play-production class were
really remarkable. Oongratulations to
Vera Wooden and (!loria Dix. ilay we
wisli them even greater success behind
the “stage-lights" ... It will be a won
derful feeling in the y(>ars to come to
say we knew Jli.ss Patterson when . . .
her recital was a gr>at achievement
. . . we have been deeply interested to
have Dr. Pununnzio—he has brought
us some valuable information on the
litalian situation . . . We want to com
mend the l''reshnian (Jiiild for their
grand production of “'riu! (iirl With
Two Faces" . . . 'I'he Wiir-P(>ace Pro
gram is k«*iiiiig uj) we see . . . the siion-
soring of the Clothing Drive on our
camims. Are we cooperating? We won't
nei'd to take many of tlio.se old sweat
ers home again. Donate them to the
drive, then! Today 1 When we thhik
of those in other countries who are
homeless and starving, our own lives
seem selfish . . . P(>rliaps we do not
liek to admit that we need a Good
Conduct Campaign, but it is inde'd
very timely. So many visitors remark
on the Bemiett courtesy and culture—
we our.selves dig down (hv]i and won
der. Let's not ignore those things whicli
are brought to (uir attiMition—clu'wing
.gum, laughing loudly, rt'ading in chapel.
.\re yovi guilty?
’I'liere has been cause for our hearts
to swell with pride in the last few
days—pride which has been brought
about by five of us who sacrific(^l and
worked hard to reprt‘S(‘iit us in Ihe
niamiei' in which we W(M-(‘ ri'pri'sented
years ago—tlu‘ Bennett. Quartet. .V
great round of ajiplause to Bt'tly Ann
.\rti.s, Orial Banks, Allethia Walker,
Edith 'I'ayhu' and Joyce Picot, as solo
ist. We have no doubt that we wt*re
well represented. We art' glad that they
not only had a pleasant trip but a siic-
Ve i>lde philosopher often wonders
how oin> will b(‘ abit' to rep.-iy our benc-
factrt*ss, and then we rt‘iilizt“ that she
does not wish to be rt'paid—slu' is only
interested in making Bennett — the
plact' that it is. We are gratt'ful to her
as we are to all tho.se who have had
a share in making the I!enii(‘tt we
Time grows short—too soon we'll be
bidding each other good-b,ve. Oiu* more
issue l'(U- oui- tt‘te-a-(et(‘.
1 a 113c
I'lit' Campus War Hoiid Committee
]ilans to follow up tlu> iilnup boy cam
paign with another uniqu(> drive for
■March. Proportionate (piotas will be
assigiuMi to th(“ doi'iiiitorii's, ;iml ]irog-
ress will bt“ recordtKl on charts in
P. O. Though 101*% participation is
hoped for, (‘ven attainment of (he S0%
mark will win for each houst* tlu' un-
lirecediMited privile.ge of inviting as
waitresst's, janitm's, and maids of all
work whiclu'ver memlK'rs of the fac-
ult,v it choos(‘S.
'I'he M(umt Holyoke .\(‘ws.
Mount Hoi yoke College.
President Herbert Davis of Smith
College', Northamiiton, Aiassjichuset ts,
announci'd that Mrs. Adelaide Ci'om-
well Hill, a Nt'gro, would servt' on tin'
lacult.v as an instructor in sociohigv
for (he year l!)4:'i-4n. Mrs. Hill is a
gr.'iduate of Smith, as was lu'r mother.
She has ((ualifit'd ht'rself with gi'aduatt'
work at tilt' I'nivt'rsity of I’enn.sylvania
and at Harvard sociologists who know
h('r work sa.v that she is a vt'i'y in-
telligi'iit pt'rson with a treiiK'ndously
practical social vision.
Published by the Boston Wesh'yan
Miss Roberta Loui.st' (^lu'i'ii, fresli-
maii, op('i'at('S tht“ Somm. moving ]iic-
(urt' machint' at Virginia State Col
lege thus jii-ovidiug ('ntertainiiK'nt for
the collegt' on Wedne-sday and .Satur
day nights. Mi.ss (^ut'en stated, “It was
ver.v eas.v for me to h'arn to run a
Bomni. machine. I enjoy my work im
mensely. Some' day I hojie to show
pictui'es in my own tlu'atrt'". SIk'
started at th(> age of fifte(‘ii (d lu'lp
her latlu'r with his hobby of running
a Kinim. machine.
A'irginia State (.'olU'ge.
PLAN KOK SL\ WEEKS
Sl'MMEH SCHOOL ANNOl'NCEl)
A .Summer School, di'sigiK'd to fit th('
needs of students, tt'achers, and com
munity p('rsons of various interi'sts and
occupations, is in th(' offing at Itennelt
College this stminu'i- and will run for
six w»'('ks, b('ginning .lune 12 and chis-
ing .July 24.
'I'Ik' (’hild Health Institute, long a
standard offering in du' Summer
School, as a laboratory for intensified
study of child hi'alth and nutrition,
will b(' op('rat(*d again this sunitm'i-.
A workshoji in Rural Commurdty Prob
lems and with courst's in lOducation for
degrt'e credit are also planned.
The summer school will Ik* under Ihe
direction of Dr. Fredt'ric A. .lackson.
CLl H HEAR DR. TANNI N/IO
SPEAK ON ITALIAN POLITK'S
(Continued from page 1)
tilt' San l''raiicisco Conrei't'iict' as a
part of the project fostert'd by thi' Con
ference of .Sdutht'rn Stuilt'iits. 'I'lit' nt'w
iriti'r-racial body organiz('l ri'ct'iitly at
the University of North Carolina, to
wliicii .loyce Eilh'.v, a niembt'r of th('
International Rt'lations (-'lub, wa.s a