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The Bennett banner : bulletin of Bennett College for Women. online resource (None) 193?-current, May 01, 1958, Image 1

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THE BENNETT BANNER “Believing that an informed campus is a Key to Democracy* VOL. XXV NO. 9 GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA MAY 1958 Poole, Pressley, Mackel, Class Presidents f *■,' A' %yP' Clubs, Organizations Elect New Officers Heading the slate of senior class officers for next year will be Miss Nannie Poole, a biology major, of Baltimore, Moryland. Miss Helen McEachern of Rowland, N. C., will Creative Love, Topic At Vesper Service “The Gentle Demands of Creative Love” was the topic of the address delivered by Dr. James S. Thomas of Nashville, Tennessee, at the an nual Mother’s Day Christening Ser vice at Bennett College. “We seem to accept the gentle demands, but reject the hard de mands and disciplines of love which require that it endure and believe all things as well as to hope all things. Unless the gentle and hard demands of love are balanced in some creative aspect, love disap pears,” said the associate secretary of the Board of Education of the Methodist Church. Dr. Thomas suggested three guiding principles for closer home ties; namely, that man learn to love himself properly, that he re alize a relationship with others so ^ ^^ _ that he loves at least one other per- ■ , , rr. ^ i son deeply, and that he keeps him- Sonia Louden, senior ele- ament lesson. The Old Testament j relation- lesson and prayer were offered by j gj^jp others. Sonia Louden Speaks At Senior Vespers Miss Frances Thurston of Miami, Florida. Miss Eleanor Bell of Wilmington, and Miss Carole Greensville, South organist. Anderson of Carolina, was SALUTE FOR A QUEEN—^While members of honor guard from the Air Force ROTC at neigh boring A & T College give formal salute, Miss Addie Watson, Bennett College May Queen, walks regally to her throne. Commencement Exercises Class day exercises on Friday, May 30, at 3 p.m., will begin the week-end activities of the 85th com- at Bp.nnetit College. Class day will be followed at 8 p. m. by the production of “Medea,” by the combined theatre guilds. A modern version of the Euripedes Greek classic, adapted by Robinson Jeffers, will be used. On Saturday, at 10 a.m., the an nual meeting of the Graduate Asso ciation will be held at which time members of the present senior class will be inducted during a candle light ceremony. The All-Bennett luncheon honoring members of the reunion classes of 1933, 1938, 1948, 1953, and 1957 will be held at 1 p, m., in the dining center of the Dav id D. Jones Student Union. At 8 p.m., there will be the an nual choir concert, to be followed at 9;30 p.m., by the traditional campus illumination. Sunday, at 9:30, the NaUonal Council of Bennett Parents will hold its annual meeting; and at 10 a.m., the annua! meeting of Alpha Kappa Mu honor society will be Miss mentary education major of Cincin nati, Ohio, spoke on “The Incalcul able Debts” at the annual senior vespers at Bennett College. She made an appeal to the “fami ly” and friends of Bennett to work diligently to help the college reach its highest ideals. Advancing a philosophy that the emphasis in education should be upon the development of the to^al personality and that the ideal col lege should be constantly re-evalu ating itself in the light of social change. Miss Louden said: “Students in such an institution must consciously work toward aca demic excellence and academic in tegrity. They must must work to ward their highest social and emo tional potential and must learn to respect self-discipline with supreme honor.” The program, conducted entirely by members of the senior class, was presided over by Miss Jimmie Children Christened The three children christened by the Rev. John L. Bryan, director North Carolina, directed the choir, of religious activities were: Hora- cio, son of Mr. and Mrs. Horace C. Chavis, of Greensboro; Calvin, son Continued on Page Four be vice-president. Assisting them are: Misses Essie Smith, recording secretary; and Mildred Hamlet, treasurer. Miss Toni Presley of Cincinnati, Ohio, polled a majority of the votes to become president of the junior class. Associated with her are Mis ses Nancy Kirby, vice-president, Edna Thompson, secretary; and Agatha Ricks, treasurer. Elected as sophomore class presi dent was Miss Gwendolyn Mackel of Chicago, Illinois. Her assistants are Misses Yvonne Redcross, vice- president; Charletta Pickering, secretary; and Iris Jeffries, treas urer. Other presidents of clubs for the 1958-59 school year as determined by the elections are: j Science Seminar—Inez Jones; To- mu-Janie Graves; Music, Marion Simmons; YWCA, Anita Duckett; Library, Jacqueline Ball; Commer cial education, Sylvania Black; Modem Language, Helen Houston; Sudent NEA, Hazeline Taylor; Non-resident students, Lola Camp bell; Photography, Margaret Townes; Senior Theater Guild, Aga tha Ricks; Dance Group, Marion Benton; International Relations, Betty Crockett; and Auxiliary Mar shal Board, Rosalind Goodson. The graduating class of 1958 chose as permanent officers the fol lowing: Miss Janet Daily, presi dent; Miss Frances Thurston, secre tary; and Miss Evelyn Webb, treas urer. The officers were officially in stalled at the Sunday Vespers on May 25. Alvin C. Eurich, George D. Kelsey To Deliver Graduation Addresses held. The President’s reception will I English of Camden, South Carolina, be held in the president’s home, be- Miss Geneva Baldwm of Pittsboro, ginning at 8 p.m. | North Carolina read the New Test- Bennett Girls Finalists In Penmanship Contest Dr. Alvin C. Eurich, vice presi- torate at the University of Minne- dent of the Fund for the Advance ment of Education, New York, will deliver the 85th commencement ad dress at Bennettt College on Mon day, June 2, 10:30 a.m., in the An nie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel. Baccalaureate speaker on Sunday, June 1, at 4 p.m., will be Dr. George D. Kelsey, professor Christian Eth ics at Drew University, Madison, New Jersey. Dr. Eurich, who earned his doc- Certificates of merit were award ed to six Bennett girls—Delores Estwick, Marilyn Frazier, Lucy Mar tin, Gwendolyn Pyatt, Edna Thomp son, and Rowena Young—for meri torious papers submitted in the 1958 National Gregg Shorthand penmanship Contest. Fourteen girls, members of Com mercial Education Class 106, sub mitted papers which were judged Valedictorian Class of 1958 Fredrica Washington on the basis of accuracy and pro portion. They competed with high school and college students. In addition to the winners, the entries were; Marion Benton, Lila Blanding, Emma Burns, Artenia i Howell, Barbara Ingram, Dorothy McMillan, Yvonne McBride, and Florita Robinson. Mrs. Gertrude Pryor, commercial education instructor, assisted the girls in the preparation of the pap ers. The certificates were presented to the five sophomores and one jun ior at the annual honors day. Dr. Alvin C. Eurich Vice President Fund for the Advancement of Education sota, began his career there as an instructor, moving from the teach ing ranks to become dean of the College of Education and later assisant to the president. He was at one time acting presi dent of Stanford University and was the first president of the new State University of New York. He has taught at Northwestern Uni versity, the University of Michigan, and West Virginia University. Dr. Eurich at one time was chief of the research and analysis group in the War Department, served al so with the Navy Department and was director of the Consumer Divi sion of the Office of Price Admini stration. A specialist in educational psychology, he has been called to serve as consultant to numerous guidance and evaluation surveys. He is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards and the author of many books and stud ies dealing with curriculum test ing, and guidance. He has held his present post since 1951. Baccalaureate Speaker Dr. Kelsey, an honor graduate of Morehouse College, received his Bachelor of Divinity degree from Andover Newton Theological School with highest honors. He served as professor of religion and philoso phy at Morehouse College from 1938 to 1954, during which time he received his Ph. D. degree from Yale University. In 1946, he was ap pointed director of Morehouse School of Religion; and in 1938, he joined the staff of the Federal Council of Churches and later ap pointed associate director in field administration of the National Council of Churches. He is a member of numerous boards and commissions in the field of education and religion and has contributed chapters to symposia and articles to various religious and academic journals. Dr. George D. Kelsey Drew University

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