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THE BENNETT BAN
Vacation to All!
VOL. XXIV, NO. 6
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
LARGEST CLASS TO
The music department of Ben
nett College has presented five
young ladies in senior recitals.
On Sunday, April 28, Miss Mar
ion Moore, a home economics ma
jor presented an organ recital.
Among her selections were, Bach’s
“Prelude and Fugue in E Minor”,
“Come, Sweetest Death” arrang
ed by Fox, and Mendelssohn’s
Sonata No. 2 in C Minor.
Miss Moore is from I’opeka,
Misses Grace Coleman and Betty
East presented a joint recital on
Sunday evening. May 5, at 8:00
o’clock. The program encompass
ed works for organ and piano.
Miss East was pianist and Miss
Coleman was organist.
Among the performed compo
sitions for the piano were “Sonata
in C Major” by Mozart, “Wedding
Day at Troldhaupen” by Grieg,
and others. Organ selections
heard were Two Chorale Pre
hides by Bach, “Berceuse” by
Vierne, and others. The program
concluded with a piano-organ
duo: “Sheep May 3afe.ly Graze” j
Miss East is a music major 1
from Pilot Mountain, N. C. and t
Miss Coleman is an English ui^i-1
jor and library science minor from j
Charlotte, N. C. |
Miss Jacqueline McAli.ster from
Kingstree, S. C. presented a voice
recital on May 12. Miss Novella
Hinton was her accompanist.
Some of the numbers iticluded
in the program were, Handel’s
‘•Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of
Zion” from “The Messiah”, an
ario from “Carmen”, “Die Maun-
acht” by Brahms and three spir
ituals, “The Crucifixion”, “City
frilled Heaven” and “My Soul’s
F.een Anchored in the Lord”.
Presenting an organ recital on
Ma.v 19. Miss Frances Jean Ren-
wick, a music major from States
ville, included among her selec
tions Bach’s “Toccata and Fugue
in D Minor”, “Organ Concerto
No. 5 in F Major” by Hsndel and
“Fugue in C mapor” by Buxte
The members of the music fac
ulty who served as instructors for
the performers were Mrs. Nina
Kudrik, Piano, Mrs. Mary M.
Crawford, Voice and Mr. Clarence
E. Whiteman. Organ.
BENNETT MAY QUEEN AND COURT —Miss Mildred Taylor of (rveensboro, May Qjieen,
is shown with the members of her court at the ann'ial May Day Eestixuil. Left to right: Misses Bar
bara Banks of Neiv York City; Nancy Williams, Morganton: Loretta Richmond of (h'censboro;
Ann Cooper, Glendale, Ohio; Miss Taylor; Betty East, maid of honor, Pilot Mountain; Geraldine
Parrish of Glendale, Ohio: Mary Jean Hortoti of Lnioir, and lohn'iip Adams nf Leahsville. Not
shown is Miss Mamie McLurkin of Chester, S. C.
The Banner staff
wishes for you
a most pleasant
Campus To Be
“Tonight our lighted candles
will represent the spirit of sister
hood.” Thus will begin Julia Mc
Clain, narrator for Campus Illum
ination scheduled for Saturday,
May 25, at 9:30 p. m. in front of
Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel.
Campus Illumination, a tradi
tional event at Bennett College,
will include: step singing of the
College songs, burning of the
freshman green bows, sophomore
acceptance of junior responsibili
ties, and the juniors’ acceptance
of senior caps, gowns, and the
privileges and responsibilities
which accompany them.
Carrying lighted candles, five
iris, Mary Boone, freshman: Nan
nie Poole, sophomore; Doloris
Tonkins and Veronica Shippley.
juniors; and Dorothy Harris, sen
ior; will be the voices represent
ing wisdom, love and loyalty,
truth and service respectively.
Other participants, who will light
their candles from the one of the
speaker of their class, will be the
juniors and seniors, and all non
resident students and other stu
dents of the freshmen and sopho
more classes interested in taking
The campus for the event will
be lighted with Japanese Lan
terns completely around the
Miss Mernelle Martin is chair
man of the committee for plan
ning Campus Illumination.
May 26: Baccalaureate
May 27: Commencement
The Annual Christening Ser
vice for the Children of the Ben
nett College Alumnae was held
during the regular Sunday after
noon vespers. May 12, in the Col
Dr. William A. Banner, profes
sor of philosophy at Howard Uni
versity, was guest speaker.
The Sacrament of Baptism was
administered to the children by
the Reverend John L. Bryan, Di
rector of Religious Activi+ies at
The children receiving the Sac
rament were: Michael Girard
Reece, son of Mr. and Mrs, James
E. Reese, (Mary E. Pierce, ’.51);
and Cheryl Denise McCain,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Coleman McCain (Juanita Jack
A coffee hour for returning
graduates followed the Service.
Mrs. Jean Haith, Alumnae Secre
tary hostessed in the Faculty
Lounge of the Student Union
Dr. Willa B. Player, College
President, presided. The music
was by the College Choir under
the direction of Mrs. Mary Jane
Crawford and Mr.’ Clarence
“Women in a Traditional Per
iod” was the theme of the May
D.^y Exercises held on the cam
pus on May 4.
Miss Mildred Taylor, a senior
of Greensboro, reigned as queen
over the day’s activities. Serving
as rriaid of honor was Miss Betty
East, a senior of Pilot Mountain.
Misses Ann Cooper and Geraldine
Parrish of Glendale, Ohio, were
the senior attendants. Represent
ing the junior class were Misses
Loretta Richmond, Gre.msboro
B?id Mamie McLurkin, Chester, S.
C, Miss Mary Jean Horton, Lenoir
and Miss Nancy Williams, Mor-
ganton were the sophomore at
tendants. Tlie freshman attend
ants were Miss Johnsie Adam:s of
Leaksville and Miss Barbara
Banks, New York City.
Following the processional, tlie
dance classes partrayed the lives
of great women of the past and
present. Included were, Queen
Elizabeth, Harriet Tubman, Clara
Barton, Joan of Arc, Phyllis
Wheatley Mattiwilda Dobbs, Elea
nor Roosevelt and others.
The narrator for the occasion
was Miss Sonia Louden who was
assisted by Miss Julia McClain.
Mrs. Cynthia Chivers, dance in
structor, was chairman of the
May Day Committee.
The culminating activity was
the crowning of the May Day
Queen by the president of the col
lege, Dr. Willa B. Player.
To Be Speakers
Ohio Wesleyan’s president. Dr.
Arthur S. Flemming, will be the
speaker at commencement exer
cises to be held in honor of the
largest graduating class in the his
tory of Bennett College. The ex
ercise will be held on Monday,
May 27 at 10:30 A. M. in the
Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel.
Dr. Flemming, who has received
numerous honorary degrees from
outstanding colleges and univer
sities in our country, has most re-
L’ently been on leave from Ohio
iVr-’-avq-i to serv^ i''i ou’- ''^deral
gO'/ernment as director of the
Office of Defense Mobi’ization.
On Sunday May 26, Bishop
speak at the baccalaureate ser
vice which will also be held in
the chapel at 4:00 P. M. on Sun-
dc'.y. May 26. Bishop Bowen, who
has visited many countries abroad,
is now serving as Chairman of the
■■>^'"■'1 o'; Trustees of Cl?rk, Be-
thune-Cookman and Claflin Col
leges as v,?ell as Gammon Theolog
The Bennett Gradviate Associa
tion will meet on Saturday, May
25 at 10:00 A. M. Many graduates
■will be present, particularly those
mem.bers of the classes having re
unions this year: 1932, 1937, 1947,
On Saturday, May 25 the Col
lege Choir will present their an
nual concert in the chapel at 8:00
and on Friday, May 24, the The
ater Guild will present Sophocles’
“Electra” at 8:00 P. M. in front of
What a piece of work is a man!
How noble in reason! How infinite
in faculty! In form and moving
how express and admirable! In
action how like an angel! In ap
prehension, how like a god! The
beauty of the world! The paragon
Miss Marie Annette Slaughter,
who leads this year’s senior class
scholastically. Miss Slaughter is
an English major and Lrench
minor from Newport, Kentucky.