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THE BENNETT BANNER
“Believing that an informed campus is a Key to Democracy’*
Greensboro, N. C.
VOL. XXVIII, NO. 4
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Rededication Is Theme
Of Memorial Message
The annual rememtoraiice service
at Bennett College for the late
President David Dallas Jones was
held on Jan. 19 at 4:00 p.m. in the
Annie Memer F^eiffer Chapel.
Presiding was President Willa B.
Select preludes by the college
organist opened the service. The
college choir’s rendition of “Souls
oif the iRighteous” lent inspiration
to the service. As is the custom, a
tribute to the late Dr. Jones was
given by a Bennett graduate. Pre
senting the tribute this year was
Mrs. Fannie Leary of Greensboro.
She spoke of Dr. Jones in terms
of a “father image” and inspira
tion. Mrs. Leary told of the many
students who were influenced un
der his guidance and by bis com
plete devotion to the ministry of
The main address was delivered
by Dr. A. HoUis Edens of Winston-
Salem, North Carolina. The theme
of his message was re-dedication,
and the audience was reminded of
two presidents, Lincoln and John
son, one hundred years apart in
history who called upon the
American people to rededicate
themselves to democratic ideals
and principles. The speaker em
phasized the problems that con
fronted and do confront men in
fighting to defend and preserve
these ideals, and he placed special
emphasis on the “increased and
ever-increasing emphasis on in
Miss Linda D. Powell, Bennett
College senior, has received a $650
Leroy Allen scholarship given by
Pi Gamma Mu, national social
science honor society to pursue
graduate study at the institution
of her choice.
A glamorous trip to New York
Race Relations Sunday will be
observed by Methodist churches
across the nation Feb. 9.
On that day, members of the
Methodist Church will seek to pro
mote better relations between the
races, and they wiU try to raise $1,-
000,000 for 12 Methodist-related
Negro colleges and one student
Many ministers will preach on
race relations, and offerings wUl
be taken for the colleges and stu
A service of worship for the an
nual observance has been prepar
ed toy the Rev. Charles L. Carring
ton, minister of Brooks Memorial
Methodist Church, Jamaica, N. Y.,
and it and other Race Relations
from the Methodist Board of Edu
cation in Nashville, Tenn.
The Race Relations Sunday of
ferings will help Morgan Chris
tian Center, Baltimore, Md., and
the following colleges: Bennett,
Greensboro. N. C.; Bethune-Cook-
man, Daytona Beacih, Fla.; Claflin,
Orangeburg, S. C.; Clark, Atlanta.
Ga.; Dillard University, New Or
leans; Huston-TiUotson, Austin,
Texas; Meharry Medical College,
Nashville, Tenn.; Morristown at
Morristown, Tenn.; Paine, Augusta,
Ga.; Philander Smith, Little Rock,
Ark.; Rust, Holly Springs, Miss.;
and Wiley, Marshall, Texas.
$1,650 in prizes. The first prize in
eaoh of the three categories is
300; second prize, $200; third prize,
Rules of the contest are: each
entry must be an original work,
never before published except in a
college paper and not submitted
to any other national contest; short
stories must not exceed 4,000 words;
essays must not exceed 3,000 words;
poetry must not exceed 60 lines in
any verse form. All entries must
be typewritten and douible-spaced.
Entries must be submitted
through the chairman of the Ben
nett College English Department.
Judges of the contest are the edi
tors of one of the nation’s leading
literary magazines. All entries must
be submitted by February 25.
Last year’s winners were feted
at two luncheons; one at Reader’s
Digest headquarters in Pleaisant-
ville, N. Y.; the other at the Hotel
Waldorf-Astoria in New York City.
In Manhattan, they also attended
a Broadway play and Radio City
Music Hall. Their New York visit
was followed by a two-day tour of
the nation’s capital.
This group of “Freedom Singers” composed of CORE members from
local colleges is shovra performing during a Hootenanny sponsored
by the Bennett Pre-Alumnae Association for the benefit of tlie United
Negro College Fund.
As many Bennett College seniors
returned to the campus recently
after a nine-week period of stu
dent teaching they had many in
teresting experiences to relatai
Some of these were quite amusing.
From the music department
comes the tale of the student who
told Yvonne Pannell that there
were sixteen ounces in a measure.
Lillian Chester reported that after
giving a long lecture on songs otf
, the revolutionary era she asked
what song did Frances Scott Key
write. The answer—“I See the
Flag.” Another day Lil asked
j where the first atom bomb wsa
dropped and received the answer
I —North Carolina!
I Peggy Bryant’s student*
i . gave her two pennies one day with
Paperback Fair Is
In Great Demand
Because of the popularity and
success of this school year’s Book
Fair there has arisen a demand to
make this project a semi-annual
one. The selection of books this
year was definitely better than that
of last year. The total sales were
819 as compared with 723 last year.
There was a definite carry-over
this year and the books that were
greatest in demand are being sold
in the college ibookstore.
There were many prizes con
nected with the Fair. First prize
for purchasing the largest number
of books (16) went to Marie
Nwanze. Second poize for purchas
ing 14 books each was shared by
Prathin Pattabongs and Kate
Aseme. Anita West was the winner
Of the third prize for her pur
chase of 13 books.
the explanation — “I’d like to help
a college student”. Faithe Trent’s
students loved her “because i^e’s
like a cuddly teddybear.”
Social science majors report
amusing stories also. After teaoh-
! ing at length on the elastic clause
The big news organization-wise
this month concerned the Pre- ^°"^tution. Mrs. Ethd
Alumnae Association and the '^^s surrpried to find
■ Hootenanny.” The gathering spon- “rubber clause” oa
sored by this association was not ^ examination. Sheila Brinkley
the chord-guitar twangy, bongo “ surprised as she was
banging and nasal singing some- «he found the
times associated with Hootenannies Eleanor Roosevelt, Grace
but a genuine medium of expres- Jacqueline Kennedi, a-
Sion of the music from the soul Question -
of the people. From the Negro, the
blues, spirituals, happy songs, free
dom songs; from Samoa and Pan
ama, songs of life and love; from
. “white minister
Nigeria songs of the fighting, fear- i povver”.
is the First Lady of South Viet
nam?” Equally as di&Kiist-.Jd was
Linda Powell ’.vhen a stucient wrote
that Marti^/ Luther King is ■
A reporter from a big city news-
City and Washington plus cash paper stopped at the office of a
prizes await the winners of the cjniall-town weekly newspaper.
fourth annual Reader’s Digest-
UNCF Creative Writing Contest.
All regularly-enrolled imdergrad-
uates of Bennett College are eligi
ble to submit short stories, essays
The 1964 contest, sponsored joint
ly by the Reader’s Digest and the
United Negro College Fund, offers
During the conversation, the city
reporter asked the rural editor,
“How do you manage to keep up
circulation in this little town
where everyone knows what every
one else is doing?”
“We'.l,” replied the editor, grin
ning, “they buy the paper to see
who’s been caught doing it.”
less, fun-loving warriors; and from
America, songs of the life of the
Working with the campus talent
and coordinator was the versitile
Jim Morris and his wife, both tal
ented and experienced in the world
of show business and himian rela
tions. Jim was the producer and
director of the American Folk Fes
tival in Asheville; he has appeared
on stage in Opera and musical
comedy. Ably backing up the vocal
numbers was Mr. Neil Ghout, a
local citizen who gave his time and
talent for the “cause” and his love
of folk music.
In addition to all this local tal
ent, there were guests from neigh
boring colleges and Bennett grad
uates. Gwen Friende Green and
her son Charles aged twelve from
Kernersville, N. C. performed a
duet. Thelma Spruill returned to
do a spirituail in her immatched
manner. Mr. Edwards and Mr.
Walker from our own campus
were recruited and from the stu
dent body we had the “cream of
This event was held in the foyer
_ , T. of the Student Union where every-
Grandfather: “Grandson, I’ve been .
one was comfortable for hand*
a practicing lawyer for 50 years.” clapping and foot-patting. The pro-
Grandson: “Well, when are you cte s of the night went to the
going to be a real one?” 1 United Negro College Fund.
Prizes for each 75th book sold
went to the following young wo
men: Carolyn Conway, Marta Elli
son, Sharon Ferebee, Gloria Fitz
gerald, Elsie Mae Hilliard, Sonja
Hunt, Peggy Leach, Dola Little,
Ruthie Sanders and Seleah Wyche.
This year, the Paperback Book
Fair was sponsored by the Librai-y
Committee of which Dr. Dorothy
Bardolph is chairman. Other per
sons who worked on the commit
tee were Mrs. Myrtle Sampson,
teacher of • libarary science; Mr.
Moses Walker, manager of the
bookstore; Miss Fannie Fisher, ref
erence librarian; Mrs. Wyrtch and
Mrs. Johnson, circulation librarians.
There was cooperation from stu
dents in business education and
library science, the library staff
and others interested in books.
One of Gloria Gilchrist’s students
brought her a broken rubber band
and asked her to tie it. She asked
him wttiy Ue couldn’t do it himself
£md got the obvious answer —
“because you’re bigger”.
Before we left for Christmas tiie
student teachers were showered
with cards and gifts in many cases.
Can you imagine Nancy Wigging
puzzlement when she opened an
envelope and found a Get-Well
card! Nancy says the the student
either thought she looked sick or
made a mistake. From his delight
in the pleasure that she expressed
he did not realize his mistake.
Of course the children played
havoc with the student teachers'
names. You know Miss Yvonne
“Panhandle”, Miss Lois "Scrubbs”,
and Miss Barbara "Whifflield”.
This is only a sampling of the
stories that the prospective teach
ers on our campus have to relate.
Robert Frost wrote his own epi
taph in the poem “The Lesson For
And were an epitaph to be my
I’d have a short one ready for my
I would have written of me on my
I had a lover’s auarrel with the