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THE BENNETT BANNER
THE BENNETT BANNER
Published Monthly By The Students of Bennett College
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
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Adelia A. Hammond, ’50
Emily Montgomery, ’56
Patricia Hopkins, ’58
Shirley Sinkler, ’58
Lorraine Marshall, '5 b'
Veronica Shipley, '58
Frances Patterson, ’58
Naomi Hazel, '58
Nannie Pinnix, ’50
Consuela Watkins, ’57
Henrietta Brevard, '56
Marie Solomon, ’58
Barbara Elliott, ’57
Christine Oliver, ’56
Yvonne Wynne, ’5H
Barbara Campbell, ’59
Cloria Morehead, ’59
Elizabeth Pope, ’59
Hannah Hightower, ’59
Anna Ferguson, ’58
For Those Who
Carry the Torch
By JOHN L. BRYAN
We thank Thee, O God, that in
Thy vast Providence there is room
for us all, and ample opportunity
to explore the mysteries of this
amazing universe. For, despite the
marvels and miracles of science in
this alert generation, yet, scarcely
have we even touched the sur
face of Thy boundless resources.
Preserve us, O Lord, in all our
ingenuity and in all our prosperity
from becoming boastful and proud,
“If, drunk with awe,” then wilt
Thou bring us back to our senses,
before it is too late.
We thank Thee, heavenly Fath
er, for the high dedication to duty
demonstrated by those who have
Letters To The Editor
When I first came to Bennett
I was amazed at the friendliness
among the students and, most of
all, the relation between students
and teachers, but what on earth
has happened? We pass each other
on the campus and it is as if we
are mutes, or enemies. Does it
really hurt some instructors to
give with a “hello” every now and
then? There are still those in
structors who haven’t lost the
Bennett spirit, or maybe it’s not
that it’s lost; maybe it’s just that
it hasn’t been found yet. It is not
like seeking for a lost treasure;
preceded us in this place; and es- if you would speak to the Bennett
pecially for our President Emeri - ^ girls, you could find it right here,
tus who has erected on this cam- You don’t have to go to the end
pus a living monument far greater ^ of the rainbow; it is here, in every
and more useful than he is aware , girl’s personality. And you don’t
of. Teach us, O Lord, to conserve need a psychiatrist to tell you so.
It’s Your Responsibility, Too!
When your club project falls on its face, do you blame it
all on your leader? Do you say, “Had Miss President done
that job herself, we would have had a successful project?
STOP! Don’t say that! Go back to re-examine the situa
tion. You are a club member. It is the club of which you are a
member and the progress which it makes depends more on
you than on the leader.
The life blood of the organization lies in the members as a
whole, not in the leader. The leaders are merely the ones re
sponsible for informing the group of jobs which must be done.
Then, the leader, along with the other members of the organi
zation, should go about getting the job done.
It’s your responsibility, too, to make a go of your organi
Before you blame your leader for her inefficiency, STOP,
think about this: “Did I help? Was my responsibility carried
The leader is never infallible! It is up to you as a member
of the organization to come out of the chair, assert yourself,
and let your potentialities be known so that they may be uti
lized and help the organization of which you are a member go
over the top in the next club project.
What Kind of School Spirit Is This?
The Endowment Drive response was not very gratifying
at all! It seems very odd that the freshmen should receive
the coveted Endowment Cup so often. Do they have more
spirit than the upperclassmen, or is it that they don’t have
any better sense than to give $5.00 each for the support of
the Endow^ment Fund?
We say, “have no better sense,” because that has been the
actual statement of many of our upperclassmen.
Many speak of the things which Bennett does not possess
and very often compare it with some state school. Let us real
ize this: Bennett is a private institution, supported by pri
vate funds. When you wish to compare schools, compare Ben
nett with some other private institutions. How many serve
three meals a day seven days a week? How many have well-
organized campuses with such beautiful, uniform buildings?
How many provide, seasonally, lyceum programs, bringing to
the f'ampus world renowned artists?
Take a look at this and you’ll see that the freshmen do
have good sense.
The sum total from the freshman class was $426.19. There
are 109 students in the class, which means that an average of
$8.91 was contributed bv each student. The seniors raised
S1F8.00 and there are onlv 80 class members. An average of
$1.^8 per student wfs contributed. Sophomores averaererl
$1.27 per student. Their sum total was $157.06. Juniors, with
an enrollment of 115. averaged only .78 per student to come
rp v/ith the sum total of $89.00.
Is this good school spirit?
No Student Ever Pays Full Tuition
the best of the past, so that we
may blend it with the n-^w and
vigorous present. And as for the
future, we need never fear it, so
long as we remember the win
someness of those who have de
livered the torch of truth to us:
so long as we cherish the magic of
their goodness, their zest for li’'-
ing, and the radiance of their
O God of the ends of the earth
Whose compassion puts all our
best human efforts to shame;
watch over us now, for our hope
is in Thee. Stand guard around us,
we beseech Thee, whether we
shall be on the high mountain-
top, or down in the valley of de
cision where our petty humdrum
duties must be finished. But
wheresoever we shall be, after this
day, wilt Thou sustain us by Thy
heavenly grace, until the shadows
lengthen, and our work is done,
and we have bequeathed our best
to a loftier race, so that they shall
carry on with a greater freedom
than we shall have known.
Through Jesus Christ our Lord,
(This prayer was offered in
chapel on the Sunday follow
ing the election of Dr. David
D. Jones as President Emeri
tus and Dr. Willa B. Player
as president of Bennett Col
either. Instead of holding your
head down when you pass, just
glance at our eyes and there you
find jewels of friendliness.
Once upon a time we were able
to share meal-time with the in
structors, but now they all bunch
together. There could be a very
good reason for this. Maybe the
girls saved seats too often!
Please help us gain our Bennett
spirit of friendliness. Joseph Fort
Newton said, “People are lonely
because they build walls instead of
I wish to congratulate you and
your staff for the production of a
very interesting school paper.
The Bennett Banner is a fine
example of keeping the students
generally informed of the campus
—T. S. W.
Howard University Student
The maintenance personnel on
our campus receives very little
I would like to see a series of
articles run about them so that
we may become acquainted with
them and their job.
—An Interested Student
One wedding guest to another: “Her ‘something borrowed’ is m.y
boy friend.”—The Wall Street Jouryial.
Husband to wife: “He was a perfect lamb when I asked him for a
raise. All he said was ‘Bah.’ ”—King Features.
Garage attendant, to woman driver of badly battered car: “Sorry
!adv, we just wash cars—we don’t iron them.”
Small boy to mother scolding him for muddy fingerprints on door:
“Those marks ain’t from me, Mom! I always kick open the door!”
NEW YORK, N. Y. (I. P.)—No
student or his family ever pays the
full cost of his college education.
If he attends a state university,
for example, the taxpayers of the
state foot a good part of the bill.
If he attends an independent, pri
vately supported liberal arts col
lege or a university, its friends
past and present pay a good part
of his expenses, by way of ac
cumulated gifts for capital or for
current operating use.
portance to the annual giving by
alumni. The amount varies, of
course, from institution to insti
tution. Seattle Pacific College re
ports that it has to raise $100 a
year a student from sources other
than the tuition of S320 paid by
each student. Yale College has to
provide $1,050 a year for each
student, above his tuition pay
ments. So the amounts that gradu
ates of these—and other—colleges
may feel moved to repay over the
Privately supported colleges and | years range between $400 (Seattle
universities attach increasing im- Pacific) and $4,200 (Yale).
ETTA KETT SAYS.
“To refuse to dance
with one man and then
with another is an
open affront to the
first one — excusable
only if he is intoxicat
ed or otherunse actu
ally offensive so that
the affront is justifi
For the past few Chapel and
Vesper services I’ve been undecid
ed whether or not there are rats
present in the chapel or whether
or not some little “gremlins” are
playing pranks. Sometimes one
hears a “squeak, squeak” noise.
At other times it seems as though
the benches have been given the
power to express feeling.
You see, dear editor, I am re
solved to find out the source of
this very disturbing noise. For if
rats are in our chapel, then, be it
resolved that a rat class be started
in order to teach them the pros
and cons of audience-ology. It is
my fervent belief that all rats
should know that it is most dis
courteous to go “squeak, squeak”
when a speaker is giving them the
best of his knowledge and ex
perience. If this noise is to be at
tributed to the ungrateful bench
es, then I am resolved to put a
little glue on myself. This is for
the specific purpose of teaching
those naughty benches that they
must keep silent when services
are in process. In the meantime,
maybe some glue will stick up
those little “gremlins” so that they
will be content to stay in stadiums
and outdoor rinks where they be
Gremlins and rats and strange
“yawny” and “movey” noises do
not belong in the Annie Merner
Pfeiffer Chapel. If these can be
eliminated, then the student body
can pat itself on the back and
say, “We are perpetrating the
“An Enemy to Noises
in the Chapel.”
When things go wrong, as they
And the. road you’re trudging
seems all uphill.
When funds are low, and the debts
And you want to smile, but you
have to sigh.
When cares are pressing you down
Rest if you must, but don’t you
Life is queer, with its turists and
As every one of us sometimes
And many a failure turns about.
When he might have won if he'd
stuck it out.
Don’t give up, though the pace
You may succeed with another
Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the
And he learns too late, when the
night slips down,
How close he was to the golden
Success is failure turned inside
The silver tint of the clouds of
And you can never tell how close
It may be near when it seems afar.
So stick to the fight when you’re
It’s when things seem worst that
you mustn’t quit.