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ARCHIVES ^TTTTerrosneM United Appeal THE BENNETT BANNER ^feen^iorwouse Asks M M W W J M M m. J L ^ X ^ A-J JL JL. a. ^ Concert Your Help ‘‘Believing that an informed campus is a Key to Democracy’' November 28 VOL. XXVI NO. 2 GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA OCTOBER, 1958 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 services. 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 Scholarships “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 above question. Prizes range from the first prize of $1000 to $200 to the college of your choice. “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 swers.” 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 faculty. fi(Sl9tlO0 S3MH0HV service honoring the founders of Bennett College. Appreciations will be brought Francis Grandison, faculty-staff representative to the Central Com mittee, Miss Jamesena Chalmers, Student Senate president, and an alumnae representative. The college choir will sing “He Watching Over Israel” by Menj- delssohn, and “Praise Ye the Name of the Lord,” by Tcherepnin. Theatre To Present Plays 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 son. 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 Mullins. Fred A. Eady is director of the Little Theater Guild. Two Sophomores, Two Seniors, Junior Malce Quartette 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 prano; 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 Education Majors Begin Practice The following is a list of seniors who begin their student teaching in November. Mrs. Ramseur is ad visor to the student teachers. Bluford School 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. Jonesboro School Emily Harris, first grade; Wini fred Lee and Margaret Townes, fourth grade. 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 grade. Campus News In Brief R. E. Jones Speaks Mr. R. E. Jones spoke to the class in Principles of Business on the purchasing activities at Ben nett. The students in the class were studying the purchasing function and how it is carried on in our economy. Science Library 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. I Dorm Officers Made Known The six dormitories have organ ized and selected their leaders foi the year. The officers are: Reynolds Hall 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. Barge Hall 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. Pfeiffer HaU 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. Meme^ HaU 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. Jones Hall 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 lina. Kent Hall President, Mary Lang, North Carolina. Miss Jacqueline Bowman, Ben nett graduate of 1956, is director of Barge Hall. Pen and Camera Contest 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 pictures. 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. Benjamin Mays 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 in 1944. 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, D. C. 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 ecutive director. Rawn Spearman Concert Friday, 8 p. m.