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THE BENNETT BANNER
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‘‘Believing that an informed campus is a Key to Democracy’'
VOL. XXVI NO. 2
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
UNCF Alumni To Meet At Bennett
John Vi. Davis To Be
Founders' Day Guest
Dr. John W. Davis, Special Di
rector of Teacher Information and
Security, NAACP Legal Defense
and Education Fund, Inc., New
York, will be the speaker at the
Bennett College Founders’ Day
The former president of West
Virginia State College, Institute,
West Virginia, will deliver his ad
dress in the Annie Merner Pfeiffer
Chapel November 1, at 10:30 a. m.
Dr. Davis received liis under
graduate training and M. A. degree
at Morehouse College, Atlanta,
Georgia. He has studied at the Uni
versity of Chicago, holds a D. Litt.
degree from State College, Orange
burg, South Carolina, LL. D. from
Wilberforce University, Wilber-
force, Ohio, and IX. D. (honorary)
from Howard University
He taught and served as regis
trar at Morehouse College.
A Harmon Award winner in Ed
ucation, the Founders’ Day speak
er has been affiliated wth Presi
dent Hoover’s Organization of Un
employment Relief, National Ad
visory Committee on Ekiucation of
Negroes, National Association of
Teachers in Colored Schools, and
,J^Commissions on Institution.*! oi
Higher Education of North Central
Association of Colleges.
Participants in Services
Reverend L. A. Brown of Greens
boro will read the scripture at the
General Tire and
Rubber To Award
“What can be done to assure
greater highway safety?”
The General Tire and Rubber
Company will award twenty col
lege scholarships to 20 high school
or college students who give the
best answers or suggestions to the
Prizes range from the first prize
of $1000 to $200 to the college of
“The subject is all-inclusive,”
said Mr. O’Neil in announcing
General Highway Safety contest.
“It can cover what an individual, a
community, or new laws do—or
any idea conceived that will help
cut down highway or city traffic
accidents. Originality and practi
cality of these ideas wiU be the
basis for judgment of the best an
Rules of the Contest
Write in 250 words or less what
you think should be done to assure
greater highway safety.
Entries must be postmarked by
December 1. Winners will be noti
fied by January 1.
All entries should be addressed
to College Scholarship Contest, The
General Tire and Rubber Com
pany, 1708 Englewood Avenue,
Akron 9, Ohio.
No one will be declared a winner
without the approval of his school
service honoring the founders of
Appreciations will be brought
Francis Grandison, faculty-staff
representative to the Central Com
mittee, Miss Jamesena Chalmers,
Student Senate president, and an
The college choir will sing “He
Watching Over Israel” by Menj-
delssohn, and “Praise Ye the Name
of the Lord,” by Tcherepnin.
The Little Theater Guild an
nounces plans to present three one-
act plays on November 7th and
8th. The productions are: “Ask
Nancy,” by Rose Campion; “Riders
to the Sea,” by J. M. Synge; and
“Divine Comedy,” by Orven Dod
Cast in “Ask Nancy” are EUsh-
ma Madison as the mother; Ester
Alexander as Nancy; Marilyn
Blatch as cousin Judy; Patricia
Williarao as Mary; OUie Johnson
as the athlete Ann; and Annette
Johnson as Beaty.
In “Riders to the Sea” the play
ers will be Agatha Ricks as the
mother; Jacquelyn Florance as the
younger daughter, Nora; Barbara
Byrd as the elder daughter Kath-
lene; Richard Barber as the young
er son, Batley; James Pass as the
older man, and Jesse Johnson as
the older man.
The cast for “Divine Comedy’'
includes Wilkie MqDowell, OUie
Johnson, Diana Ferguson, Zelma
Wright, Teresa Keyes, Grace
Mitchell, Ruth Gilreath, Annette
Johnson, Ruth Dodson, Hermine
Bacote, Sandra Downing, Tommy
Johnson, Andrew Johnson, Jesse
Johnson, James Pass, and Stanley
Fred A. Eady is director of the
Little Theater Guild.
Two Seniors, Junior
The 1958-59 College Quartette,
under the direction of Mary J.
Crawford, consists of:
Bernice Greene, junior, a music
education major from Anderson,
South Carolina, first soprano;
Marion Simmons, sophomore, a
music education major of Fayette
ville, North Carolina, second so
Ruby Starks, senior, a home eco
nomics major of Statesville, North
Carolina, first alto; and
Rosalind Goodson, senior, an ele
mentary education major of Clay
ton, North Carolina, second alto.
Lois Johnson, sophomore and
English major from Baltimore,
Maryland, is the accompanist.
DR. JOHN W. DAVIS
The following is a list of seniors
who begin their student teaching
in November. Mrs. Ramseur is ad
visor to the student teachers.
Jaiiet Allen, first grade; Carolyn
Lowery, second grade; Ruth Haw
kins, third grade; Edwina Bratch
er, fourth grade; Rosalind Good
son, fifth grade; and Marian
Grant, sixth grade.
David D. Jones School
Gwendolyn McKee, first grade;
Mattie Sellers and HazeUne Tay
lor, second grade; Jean Heck and
Mildred Plowden, third grade.
Emily Harris, first grade; Wini
fred Lee and Margaret Townes,
Charles Moore School
Joyce Holmes, fourth grade, and
Ida BuUock, fifth grade.
Poplar Grove School
Anita Duckett, third grade, and
Emma Martin, fourth grade.
Washington Street School
Nancy Williams, first grade;
Clara Carter, second grade; Doris
Jeffers and Mary Shoffner, third
R. E. Jones Speaks
Mr. R. E. Jones spoke to the
class in Principles of Business on
the purchasing activities at Ben
The students in the class were
studying the purchasing function
and how it is carried on in our
A 200-book traveling high school
science library is available in the
Holgate Library through the coiu*-
tesy of the American Association
for the Advancement of Science
and the National Science Founda
tion, both of Washington, D. C.
Honor Society Initiates
Three seniors, Veronica Dean,
Miami, Florida; Carolyn Martin,
Durham; Mary Shoffner, Greens
boro, and three juniors, Marie S.
Moore, Winston-Salem; Laura F.
Sawyer, Salisbury, and Blanche
Tuboku-Metzger, West Africa,
have been accepted into the Alpha
Kappa Mu Honor Society.
The six dormitories have organ
ized and selected their leaders foi
the year. The officers are:
President, Lady Ann Shivers,
senior, Aberdeen, Miss.; vice-pres
ident, Doris Wyche, senior, New
Canaan, Conn.; secretary, Laura
F. Sawyer, junior, Salisbury, N. C.;
treasurer, Sara Saunders, senior,
Cheraw, S. C.
President, Theoria Houston, sen
ior, Miami, Fla.; vice-president,
Diamia Croslin, senior, Charlotte,
N. C.; secretary, Rowena Young,
senior, Tupelo, Miss.; assistant sec
retary, Barbara Moyer, senior,
White Plains, N. Y.; treasurer, Car
olyn Martin, senior, Durham, N,
C.; parliamentarian, Fleda Rucker,
junior, Anderson, N. C.
President, Veronica Dean, sen
ior, Miami, Fla.; vice-president,
Patricia Hargrave, sophomore,
Fayetteville, N. C.; secretary, Peg
gy Alexander, sophomore. Fort
Pierce, Fla.; treasurer, Linda HiU,
sophomore, Winston-Salem, N. C.
President, EUsliama Madison,
sophomore, Miami, Fla.; vice-pres
ident, Betty Wright, junior, Shelby,
N. C.; secretary, Edwina Bratcher,
senior, Washington, D. C.; assistant
secretary, Ruby Watkins, fresh
man, Detroit, Mich.; treasurer,
Gloria Greene, junior, Florence, S
C.; parliamentarian, Blanche Tu
boku-Metzger, West Afrisa; assist
ant director, Mary Ann Musgrave,
junior, Mount Olive, N. C.
President, PrisciUa Rogers, Phil
adelphia, Pa.; vice-president, Glo
ria Keene, Hampton, Va.; secre
tary, Freddie Stubes, Georgia; as
sistant secretary, Marie Sloan,
Rock Hill, S. C.; treasurer, Jacque
lyn Florance, Greensboro; chap
lain, Grace Mitchell, North Caro
President, Mary Lang, North
Miss Jacqueline Bowman, Ben
nett graduate of 1956, is director
of Barge Hall.
Pen and Camera
Are you an amateur writer or
shutterbug? If so, you will be es
pecially interested in our PEN
AND CAMERA contest.
All students are invited to con
tribute pictures and creative writ
ings to the Banner. Each month
outstanding entries wU be given
special recognition and published
in the Bennett Banner.
Get out your pens and cameras
and let us share your writings and
All entries must be in by the
18th of each month and should be
placed in the Banner office, second
floor, Student Union.
Top Money Raiser
Will Be Crowned
“Miss UNCF of ’58”
The National Council of the
United Negro College Fund Alum
ni will hold its annual meeting on
February 6-7, 1959, at Bennett
College. Highlighting this meeting
will be the crowning of Miss Na
tional UNCF of 1958.
The young lady on each campus
who raises the highest amount of
money will be named Miss UNCF
of her particular school and will
represent that school at the nation
al meeting in February. Any regu
larly enrolled female student of
any of the thirty-three member
colleges of the UNCF Fund is eli
gible to participate in this contest.
The candidate from the college
which has the highest amount per
capita ratio will be selected the
National Miss UNCF.
Prexy of UNCF
Dr. Benjamin E. Mays, president
of Morehouse Collegii, Atlanta,
Georgia, was elected president r>t
the United Negro College Fund al
the organization’s annual meeting
in New York.
He succeeds Dr. F. D. Patterson,
founder of the College Fund, who
has served as president since the
fund-raising agency was chartered
Dr. Mays, who has served as
college vice-president since 1949,
is former vice-president of the
Federal Council of Churches of
Christ in America. Prior to assum
ing the presidency of Morehouse
College for 'men in 1940, be served
as dean of the Howard University
School of Religion in Washington,
In 1950 Dr. Mays was named
“Alumnus of the Year” of the Di
vinity School of the University of
Chicago where he received his
master’s degree in 1925 and his
Ph. D. in 1935.
A Kent Fellow of the National
Council on Religion in Higher Ed
ucation, Dr. Mays has received
honorary degrees from eight edu
cational institutions. He initiated
the Henry B. Wright lecture series
at Yale in 1952.
Dr. F. D. Patterson, who is chair
man of the Board of Trustees of
Bennett College, president of the
Phelps-Stokes Fund, and a former
president of Tuskegee Institute,
will continue to serve the College
Fund as chairman of the Execu
tive Committee and vice-chairman
of the Board of Directors.
Thomas A. Morgan was re-elect
ed chairman of the UNCF board.
William J. Trent, Jr., is UNCF ex
Rawn Spearman Concert
Friday, 8 p. m.