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^^CHIVES THE BENNETT BANKER VOL. XXXI, NO. 2 BENNETT COLLEGE GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA Happy Thanksgiving NOVEMBER, 19,55 Bennett College Observes 82nd Founder's Day FreshntenTops In Endowment The Freshman class topped the three upper classes by raising $426.19 in the 1955 drive. Dramatic presentations culmi nated the activities of the Endow ment Drive. The classes which arrived early actively participated in singing a number of the school songs. Among them were “Give Me That Old B. C. Spirit” and “The Preference Song.” Following group singing each class was presented. Elizabeth Pope, chairman of the Freshman class, represented her class. Elizabeth, in jest, stated, “One girl’s father is Rockefeller, another girl’s father is Vanderbilt, and another had a father named Ford. But, you know what? He could never own a Cadillac.” This statement was to explain where the pecuniary forces of the class lay. The Sophomore class presented a short skit with Christine Wil liams and La Verne Gee stealing the show. The -Junior class’ presentation was a more serious view. The class paid tribute to Dr. Jones by re citing an original poem to the musical accompaniment of “As Time Goes By.” Participants in cluded Christine McGimpsey, Ger aldine Parrish, Thelma Simpson, Paula Edmunds, Anne Stewart, Betty Bragg, Evelyn Gary, Judith Ortis, and Mayme Ellerbe. The Senior class countered with a skit depicting a court scene. Show-stoppers were Ellen Perry, Betty Burgin, and Dorothy Rob inson. Following the skits, Loretta Free, president of the Student Senate, announced the contribti- tion of each class to the Endow ment Fund. They were as follows; Freshmen, $426.19; Sophomores, $157.06; Juniors, $89.80, and Sen iors, $158.00. Dr. Player then gave a few words of appreciation and the ses sion was closed with the singing, by request, of “The Preference Song” and the “Alma Mater.” Four British Schools List Summer Program Announcement has been made of a joint program of four British University Summer Schools for 1956 for undergraduate and un dergraduate study. Cooperating are the universities of Birmingham at Stratford-upon- Avon; the University of London, the University of Oxford, and the University of Edinburgh. A limited number of scholar ships covering about one-half of the total fees, but not including travel cost, are available. For fur ther information, write to the In stitute of International Education, 1 E. 67th Street, New York 21, New York. Theater Guilds Score Hit In Comedy-Drama The Bennett College Senior and j Freshman Theatre Guilds com- | bined their talents in presenting “Ask For Me Tomorrow,” by Jos eph Hayes, on the nights of No vember 17 and 18. Though the play was a comedy- drama that provided adequate hu mor, it concentrated upon the mother-daughter relationship in volved therein. Geraldine Mac Millan, played by Delores John son, was a young college graduate who was unable to make decisions for herself because of her domi neering mother, a divorcee. Her mother’s dislike for the young man of her choice made way for much turmoil and tension in Ger aldine’s mind. “Mac’s” two girl friends, who were spending the summer with her at her Long Island home, pro vided the humor. When Mac fin ally met her father for the first time, she realized just how domi neering her mother had been. The playwright confronted the audi ence with problems in affairs of human emotions. Others in the all-female cast were Muriel Darrsll, in the sup porting role of Kay Adams; Jean Horton, Carolyn Brown, Anece Faison, Julia McClain, and Mar garet Benton. The production was directed by Miss L. Constance Bowles, instruc tor in drama and speech. k KICKOFF TKVIE — Demonstrating just how things would be were Bennett College of Greensboro, N. C., to resume participation in inter collegiate football are Misses Lois Ingram (holding ball) of Greens boro, and Dorothy Robinson of Southern Fines. Prior to 1926 when Bennett became a woman’s college, the school was a member of the North Carolina Intercollegiate Athletic Association, winning the championship in 1920. MISS DOROTHY HEIGHT MSM Conference Held at Bennett Bennett College was hostess to District II of the Methodist Stu dent Movement Conference, No vember 5-6. The theme of the conference was “Revolution and Redemption” which Dr. Gitlin, instructor of re ligious literature at the University of North Carolina, explored at an assembly on the opening night of the conference. Following the session with Dr. Gitlin the conference went to the Union for recreation and re freshments and a brief worship service to close the day. Members of the MSM joined Bennett at Sunday School and morning vespers, where Dr. Git- lin’s speech culminated the MSM conference activities. Students from High Point, Pfeif fer, Davidson, A. and T., Greens boro, Woman’s College, Guilford, and Bennett Colleges participated in the activities of the conference. Bennett Sends Out 63 Teachers Many of the seniors have gone out to take their places as “school marms” in Greensboro schools and schools in the neighboring com munities. For a period of six or eight weeks they will be given an opportunity to gain practical class room experiences under expert guidance and supervision. These experiences will enable them to broaden their knowledge of the actual work of the teacher in the classroom, in the guidance program, and in out-of-class ac tivities. There will be an oppor tunity for them to learn of the role that the teacher must play and the responsibility which she must assume in connection with students, co-workers, and the community. The elementary education ma jors have been assigned to four schools in the city and to the Se- dalia and Pleasant Grove High Schools. The assignments are as follows: JONESBORO SCHOOL: Bar bara Babbs and Marie Hawkins. SEDALIA HIGH SCHOOL: (Mrs.) Helen Cumbo Cook. J. C. PRICE: Maxine Gilchrist, Nannie Pinnix, Charlotte Brown, Ruby Wright, Bernadine Wheeler, Floydelia Farrish, and Ida John son. WASHINGTON STREET: Ger trude Gill, Felishia Thornton, Juanita Martin, Juanita McLeod, Evelyn King, Dorothy Sanders, and (Mrs.) Elestins Drayton Pow ell. PLEASANT GROVE HIGH SCHOOL: Edna Jeffries. CHARLES MOORE SCHOOL: Delores Cox, Della Thomas, Ge neva Porter, and Delores Barnes. The secondary education majors are assigned as follows: LINCOLN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL: Lila Barber, Adelia Hammond, Josephine Hunter, Shirley Reamey, and Irene Rus sell. DUDLEY HIGH SCHOOL: Bar bara Brown, Mary Brown, Odessa Brincefield, Loretta Free, Alice Ann Foster, Mary Graham, Ruby Grant, Charlie Harvey, Lois In gram, Doris Humphrey, Emily Montgomery, Christine Oliver, Ruth Reese, Nurry Turner, and Wilhelmenia Webb. RENA BULLOCK: (Mrs.) Bet ty Davidson, Dorothy Robinson, and Ellen Perry. Commending the faith and spir it of the founders of Bennett, Miss Dorothy Height, a staff member in the leadership department of the Y. W. C. A., delivered the an nual Founder’s Day address on November 11. Along with praising Dr. and Mrs. David D. Jones for their ded ication to the college. Miss Height paid tribute to Dr. Player. “It is a tribute to Dr. Player that one can be so devoted to service above herself.” The speaker brought out the point that while many were ques tioning the value of higher edu cation for Negro women, the founders of this college had faith in the dignity and worth of every human being. With this ideal in mind, they established Bennett. Miss Height stressed the com plexity of the modern world, ex pressing the opinion that adults, as well as young people, should face difficulties together. Women can no longer influence the com munity by remaining in the home. They, too, must assume responsi bility and cooperate with each other. In this materialistic age, it is important for them not only to study the teachings of Christ, but to live by them. On the su'ojoct of invegraaon, she declared that regardless of the decision of the Supreme Court, our fate depends upon ourselves. Persons who are either too bitter or too satisfied with their fate have little to contribute to the cause of equal rights. Miss Height advised students that the basic human needs are the same as they were in the past, but the factors affecting those needs have become much more complex. The Bennett girl should see her purpose clearly, measure herself against the needs of the world, and offer her services to the world. J. C. PRICE SCHOOL: Delores Douglass, Juanita Jackson, and Robbie Morgan. IMMANUEL LUTHERAN COL LEGE: Cornelia McCoy and Bea trice Sanders. MATHER ACADEMY, Camden, S. C.: Henrietta Brevard and Eliz abeth Garrett. DUNBAR HIGH SCHOOL, Lex ington, N. C.: Madie Skeens. PRICE HIGH SCHOOL, Salis bury, N. C.: Grace Grant. DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL, Leaksville, N. C.: Gertrude Miil- ner. SEDALIA HIGH SCHOOL, Se- dalia, N. C.: Lorraine Marshall. PERSON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, Roxboro, N. C.: Betty Burgin, and Ruth Me Nair. CARVER SCHOOL, Winston- Salem, N. C.: Marion Bowman and Emma Lea Dunston. LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL, Chapel Hill, N. C.: (Mrs.) Clara Perry. WM. PENN HIGH SCHOOL, High Point, N. C.: Joyce Ward. GRAHAM HIGH SCHOOL, Graham, N. C.: Bernice Lowe. “Degrees in sociology are espe cially useful in the work of fhe Y. W. C. A.,” stated Miss Dorothy Height in an interview. Miss Height, herself, is a gradu ate of N. Y. U., New York, and because of her valuable experience with groups she has worked her way to a national staff position. The prerequisite for becoming a “Y” worker is very general. Ex perience in working with groups is the main prerequisite. Work as a junior counselor in a day camp. Vacation Church School worker, or advisor to a teen-age group can serve as the experience neces sary for becoming a worker in the Y. W. C. A. Living Madonnas December 11

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