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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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Strength Through Meditation
I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my
chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great
and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty
shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes
of each honest worker. —Helen Keller
Individual Contributions Are Important
Each year during the freshman orientation period a get-
acquainted hour is held at which the new Bennett girls are given
the opportunity to tell why they chose Bennett for furthering
Among tlie many reasons that are given for selecting Bennett
is its philosophy which emphasizes the worth of the individual.
Many of us at some time have said we chose Bennett because
it is a small college where every student is able to receive special
attention or every member of the Bennett family is considered
to be important.
The idea of the worth of the individual really has two sides.
It means not only that each person is a distinct and unique
personality with needs and aims different from others, but that
each individual has a role to play and a contribution to make
to the well-being of our society. It means not only that each
individual is entitled to certain privileges and rights but that
there are responsibilities that he or she must accept.
Some of you have not planned to participate actively in our
campus organizations because you feel that the elected officers
are solely responsible for making their organizations operate
successfully. A faithful club member is as important as an ef
ficient officer. There is some necessary contribution that each
member can make to her organization’s program.
Our Student Senate is sometimes the most criticized organiza
tion on campus. We must realize that the Senate is composed
not only of a few elected cabinet members, but counts every
Bennett girl as a Senate member. The success the Student Senate
has, then, in any endeavor will depend upon each girl’s concern,
cooperation, and willingness to accept responsibility.
Interdependence is another idea under girding the Bennett
philosophy of the individual. Perhaps some of you do not realize
that even each individual’s grades affect the entire Bennett com
munity. Poor grades lower the total academic average of the
college. Raising our academic standings should be a problem
of individual concern this year.
Interdependence is also seen in other areas of the Bennett
way of life. If one girl neglects to do her beauty work, she has
detracted from the cleanliness of her dormitory. Quiet prevails
during study hour only if each girl remembers to lower her voice
or her radio.
Just one person frantically rushing into vespers as the final
bell rings can destroy the beauty and reverence of that moment.
■Let us remember that only one person is needed to start a
rumor which could cause an unwholesome relationship between
many members of the Bennett family.
The individual is important for each of us has a contribution
to make to the success of our academic program, residential life,
student government and organizations. Keeping this in mind may
each of you help make this academic year a pleasant and profit
What Bennett Means
By Ida Grace Goff
Since this is only iny second
week at Bennett, I find it difficult
to give a complete statement as to
how much this college means to
me. However, I can say that dur
ing my brief stay here, the friend
ly atmosphere that prevails has
engulfed me to highest esteem.
The campus is one ox the most
beautiful I have ever seen. One
cannot walk onto the campus and
see the lovely Chapel at the head
of the quadrangle witliout getting
that certain feeling that one us.
ually attains when he witnessess
a reverent ceremony .
Many warm thoughts are in my
mind when I write this, for the
Dennett family has provided a
warmness for me that I expected
only to find at home among iny
tamily and friends.
I have grown to love each mem
ber of the ■ Bennett family, and
smcerely hope that it will be my
home for the next four years.
Examining Spiritual Purposes
Bennett College recognizes he importance of providing op-
pirtiinilies for the spiritual growth of each of its students It is
tlic sincere desire of the College that these meaningful religious
experiences will occupy a definite place in the total life of the
Even though opportunities are available for spiritual develop
ment and positive concern is in evidence, the decision as to whethei
you will grow spiritually is left completely in your hands. Every
young lady must examine critically the place spiritual growth has
in her life.
You will discover that religion involves the total person. It
affccts every aspect of life. It demands growth.
Take advantage of the religious activities on our campus. I'he
Sunday school, vesper programs and other specially prepared re
ligious programs are planned with you in mind.
God calls us to do our best regardless of what we are doing.
If religion affects every part of our life and our calling now is to
study, then is it not possible to study and exercise our minds to
their fullest capacity so that we, before God, may be unashamed
of our work, thus worshiping Him with all our minds? You must
^igain provide the answer.
Whenever in doubt about your spiritual purpose, consider
the standard ot excellence in Christian living given to us by the
“He has shown you, O man, what is good: and what does
the Lord require of you, but to do justice and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?”
Gloria E. Brown, Chairman
Mid-Week Vespers Conunittee
Following is a list of the posi
tions held by some of the Bennett
graduates of the class of 1958.
Sonia 1. Louden, Sonja Elreta
Weldon — teachers at the Stock
ton School, East Orange, New
Ann Loretta Richmond, Patric
ia Ann Hopkins — teachers at the
Palu L. Dunbar School, Newport
Geneva Averett — caseworkei
for the PJrie County Department
of Social Welfare, Buffalo, New
Eleanor G. Bell — music teach
er for the J. H. Hayswood School,
Lumberton, N. C.
Geneva Baldwin — teacher for
the Horton High School, Pittsboro,
Emma Jean Blackstock — Ele
mentary teacher, Fredericksburg,
Ruby Harris Rumley — joining
her husband in Germany.
Peggy Coefleld — teacher at
the Richard Harrison High School,
Selma, N. C.
Ann Saimders — teacher in
Newton, N. C.
Ruth McAlister — teacher of
Chemlstr.y and biology at the Bry
son High School, Fountain Inn,
Carolyn Brown — teacher in
Deerfield Beach, Florida.
Lola Anne McAdoo — Elemen
tary teacher at the Washington
Street School, Greensboro, N. C.
Bettye McLean — teacher at
the Lee County School, Sanford,
Ruthello McCoy Coleman —
music teacher, Lynchburg, Va^
Fannie Miles — teacher at the
Columbus High School, Lake
View, South Carolina.
Frances C. Patterson — Librar
ian for Kennard High School.
Gertrude Smith — teacher in
Charlotte, North Carolina
Yvonne A. Thomas — teacher
at the Douglass High School,
Leaksville, N. C.
Carole Sue Wade — music
teacher at the Clover Garden
School, Graham, N. C.
Margaret Hayes — teacher at
the Clover Garden School, Gra
Fredrica Washington — teacher
In Columbia, S. C.
Anna Bolden — teacher at the
Branch Street Elementary School,
Reidsville, N. C.
Mable Shirley Waters — teach
er at the Ely High School, Deer
Jimmie English — teacher at
the Booker Washington High
School, Columbia, S. C.
Will you receive here at Ben
nett an education that will com
pare favorably with that of others
in different environments, an
education that will enable you to
meet the challenge of our rapidly
To a great extent the answer-
to these questions will depend
upon the standards and values
you set for yourself and the dili
gence with which you adhere to
these standards. No one or set of
rules or regulations can set acad
emic standards for you: they mere
ly serve as guides. For Bennett’s
aims to become your own you
A Banner Year, A
Statement Ot Policy
Your student newspaper, the
Bennett Banner, is the organ
through which you, the students
of Bennett College, express your
opinions. It is the voice of the
student body. We invite you to
use it extensively.
Because we believe the student
newspaper to be a vitai instru
ment on our campu.s, the staff
members have set a goal of mak
ing the Bennett Banner live up
to the purpose for which it was
The Banner will be published
monthly for the lemainder of the
school year. The four-page paper
will contain a record of the events
and activities on the campus,
special features and tips of inter
est to our readers, constructive
criticism of our college life, out
side news of interest, and the opin
ions and comments of out readers.
We shall also publish original
stories, essays, poems, and other
creative works of our students
that are sent to us.
All contributions may be sent
ic the Banner via campuF mail or
left in the Banner offlict- on the
Second floor of the Student Union.
The Banner Staff has been or
ganized in such a manner as to
insure a full coverage of all camp
us events and to aid you in con
tacting the staff members for any
news tips you wish to have in
cluded in the paper.
Our aim is to make the Bennett
Banner a representative and re
spected student newspaper. Come
by and visit us. (Office hours will
be posted.) Let us have your sup
port in making this a banner year.
The reason time works wonders
is that time works 2i hours a
You can get boiling mad. Even
sitting still, the average person
generates enough heat in one hour
to boil a quart of water.
Most men marry women, but
most women marry marriage; at
a cei-tain age, it is not so much
an individual, as the institution,
that attracts them. Thus, even the
most appalling man can find a
mate if he wants to.
Janet Dailey — YWCA, Knox
Gladys Fortune — teachers at
the Huntington High School, New
port News, Virginia.
Barbara Hammond — teachei
at the Columbia Heights School,
Winston-Salem, N. C.
Evelyn Webb — teacher in
Bettye Alexander — teacher in
Fratices Thurston — typist-
proofreader, Daniel S. Mead
Agency, New Yojk.
Marlene Beavers — assistant in
clothing, Bennett College, Greens
boro, N. C.
must recognize their merits and
incorporate them into your own
Consider the following point.«
and see what place they have in
your plans for this school year.
Your primary goal here at Ben
nett should be the acquiring of
an academic education. Enougt
time must be alloted in youi
schedule to enable you to achieve
this aim. Of vast importance is
an immediate start on the course
you intend following the rest of
the year. (Haphazard study prac
tices usually become a habit.)
The manner in which you pre
pare your assignments and the
amount of independent study will
help determine the type of edu
cation your receive for the years
spent at Bennett.
Remember also that for the in
formation the instructor has to
impart to penetrate the student’s
mind, she must be receptive.
You are privileged here in par
taking of a rich and incalculable
heritage — a heritage built on
the combined efforts of many to
assist you become a morally
sound, intellectually capable, and
personally responsible citizen.
We hope you exploit what
Bennett has to offer to your great-
Several students and former
students of Bennett College have
announced engagements, marri
ages, and births. We wish to con
gratulate our following sisters.
Charlotte Jackson, graduate of
the class of ’58, is now Mrs. Edgai
Amelia Lamberth, clas.s of ’60.
married Robert Muldiow Jr. Mr
Muldrow is an advanced senior
at A&T College.
Lavern Hubbard, class of ’59, is
now Mrs. James Green.
Barbara Ingram, class of ’60,
lecently married Ralph Raleigh.
A former Bennett student, Caro
lyn Lowman, is now Mrs. James
Prileau and resides in New Jersey.
Ruthello McCoy Coleman, a ’58
graduate, married last spring and
is now working in the public
school system of Lynchburg, Va.
Mrs. WilUe Riddick is the for
mer Catherine Gilmer of the class
Frances Keck, class of ’60, mar-
lied Mr. Leon Phipps in June.
Rowena Young, class of ’59, is
engaged to Arthur J. Fielder of
Doris Wyche, class of ’59, is
engaged to WiUiam Pickens.
Wilhelmina Bimdy, class ot ’59,
is engaged to Archie Smith, a stu
dent at A&T College.
Bernice Green, class of ’60, is
engaged to Adebesi Olusoga Otu-
deko, a graduate student at the
University of Chicago.
Mrs. Young Tack Park gave
birth to p boy in July. The baby
has been named Bobby,
A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.
Alphonso Chavis this summer.
Mrs. Chavis is the former Barbara
Editor Barbara Campbell, ’59
News Editor ... Jean Sparrow, ’61
—. Joyce Pullman, ’61
Circulation ..^ Margaret Bailey, ’61
Elizabeth Daise, ’61
Joanne Martin, ’61
Reporters Diamia Croslin, ’59
Raemi Lancaster, ’61, Mary
Boone, ’60, Gloria J. Brown, ’60,
Marie S. Moore, ’60, Carolyn L.
James, ’61, Carolyn Leech, ’61