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THE BENNETT BANNER
Student Publication of Bennett College
(iHEKXSHOUO, \. ('., JAM .AKV, 1045
Rev. Miles Mark
T'siiig as his sul)ject, "You Can Find
the IJev. Miles *Mai'k Fislier,
pastor of tlie Wliite Rock Kaptist
Churcli. l)iirliain. North ('aroliiia, ad
dressed tlie Heniiett ('olle^re vesper
service. Sunday, .laniiary 14.
"(!od is found in out of tlie way
lilaces." said the s]ieaker. "and V(Ui cau
eithei' find llhn purpo.sefully or acci
dentally. l!ut when you do tind Him
tht're is no way of telling about it.
It is one of those s]iiritual. inward
things that can not be expresed ir.
"There are thi'ee ways of finding (lod
iu such places," continued the speak
er, "There ai’e (1) thi’ouKh a still small
voice, (li) thi'ou.gh visions and dreams,
and (3) throush luunau I'elationsliips."
Ill conclusion he stated," (iod I'ules
over everything and even when we do
succeed in finding Him we can not
tell it. Only when people truly liiid
Him will there be an end to wars,
the lireaking up of liomes, the de
struction of .st’hools, and strife within
Standing left to right are: Thelma Thomas, Rosemond
Hogans, Nancy Pinkard, Ruth Hyatt, Betty Powers, Mary
Wagstaff, Gwen Alexander, Mariam McTeer, Jean McCord,
Jean Sims, and Edith Bishop.
Seated left to right are: Carolyn Robertson, Carol Carter,
Myrtle Brown, Thora Kelly, Mayme Harris, and Margaret
Not present on the picture are Gloria Dix, Roberta Favors,
Barbara Sanford, Goldwyn Foster, Precious Copening, Willie
Ruth Coles, and Eleanor Chippey.
Presented In Recital
On Wedne"d:'y Ja.MUHry 17. St. Mat
thews Methodist church presented tlie
Southernaires quartet in concert in the
Kennett College ('hapel.
The Soutlieriiaire.s, one of tlie great
est vocal ensembles heard tv day on the
ail- or concert stage, presented a varied
program of folk and slave st)ngs, spiri
tuals, ballads and Xegro popular songs.
Home of the liighlights of the pro.grani
included "Swing I.ow, Sweet Chariot,”
•'The Rosary," "Laying Steel,” a slave
song and a selection from I’orgy and
Jless, sung by Ka.v Yeates, their jiopu-
Jar lyric tenor.
Spencer Odom, their gifted accompa
nist, created a perfect background f(U-
the beautiful vocal harmonies of the
Faculty Changes made
In Second Semester
According to an announcement made
recently, the second semester will usher
in a few changes iu the faculty, mostly
representing the return of older fac
ulty personnel to their former posts.
Miss Vada L. Easter, instructor in
piano, formerly resigned her jiosition.
Miss Doris McKinney, liead of the
riiysical Education, also resigned. Mr.s.
Alice Reid-Calloway, instructor in
Sociology for the past two years, is
leaving to join her Imsband in St.
I>ouis. Miss ^v'aiicy Mcl lowell, art in
structor, will take leave to study at
Columbia university for the next .semes
Keturniug are Jliss ilariau Thacker
and Jlrs. (iwendolyn McMillan, both
instructors la.st year in the Music De
partment, but more recently stud‘uts
during the first semester at the .ful-
liard School of Music. Also returning
Is Mrs. Gladys Thonias-(!omez, former
iiLstructor and head of the ilusic at
J?ennett. iliss I?essie .Jones, on leave
for the past two years to study at the
I’niversity of Chicago's School of Edu
cation, will also I'etin'u. The 15AXXER
welcomes the return of these faculty
Seniors Honor Mid-Term
Graduates and Faculty
Members At Banquet
The Senior class .gave a foi'inal din
ner honoring the members of their
class who will graduate at mid-term
and the faculty members who are leav
ing on Tuesday night, .laiiuary 1(>.
Witli «. iiiii,'>ii'al i»a'kgr*'Un'l -..f classic
and semi-classic I’ecordings. menibt'rs
of the class and tlieii- guests (Mijoyed
a delectable menu efficiently planned
and managed by senior meinbers of
the Home Economics Deiiartment and
beautifully sei'ved in tlu» Home jOco-
\'ice jiresident of the class. Myrtle
Brown, formally o|)(‘iied the dinner
with a toast to the guests. Carolyn
Robertson, jiresideni, expressed tlu' sen
timents of the class by wishing good
luck and happiness to those who are
leaving. The principle I'emarks of tlie
evening were made by Dean 'I’aylor.
Other fa’ulty members on jirogram in
cluded ilrs. .lones. Mrs. Kaiford, iliss
Ware, Mrs. McLaui’in and iliss Sbeji-
ard. a guest of Mrs. .iones. Each guest
exjiressed her thanks to the class.
Highlights of the )irogi-am were the
pi'esentation of a token to each guest
as a "soi't of remembrance" from the
class and the singing of the "Sist(“r
Song." 'riie guests of honor were Jliss
MacDowell, and Mrs. Calloway of the
faculty and midterm graduates ('ar-
rie Randolph, Scolland Neck, X. C..
Beatrice Fonville, A^'hite i’lains. IV. Y..
.Margaret Hunter, llocky .Mount, N. ('.,
('ynthia McCottrey, Charleston, S. C.,
Jlargaret Sasser, Jtaleigh, X. C., and
Doi'olhv .Iordan, Charlotte, X". ('.
Carol Brice To Be
Presented In Recital
Palmer Memorial Institute will jire-
sent Miss ('arol Brice, the distinguished
conti-alto, in I'ecital on February 1(5
at p. in. in ihe Annie Merner
iliss P.rice, a f.inner stiidiMit of
Rainier and the nie -(» of Dr. Charlotte
Hawkins lirown. he president and
founder of that institution, underwent
most of her studies at the .lulliard
School of ilusic in Xew York City,
from which Institution she was award
ed many scholarshijis.
During the past summer iliss lirice
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Off To Big Start
I'lic War-I’eace ]irogram got off to a
big start Satm-day night, .lanuary i:-^.
when th(‘ inemlK'rs of each division
got togethi'r and jilanned their sejiarafe
lu’ograins. The Keci'i‘ation and Hol'-
bi(‘s division under the lea(!i'rslii)i of
;i(>ndora Mclhvain and X.-incy Pink
ard has charge of a weekly hobbies
inght. 'I'his division has also the prob
lem of bi'ttering th(> relationshi]i lie-
tweeii the college and Ihe ORD and of
carrying on mor(“ programs of enter-
lainmenl for the soldu'rs. 'l'h(> Oi-gan-
izalion and Social Agencies division
wilh Eleanor Chip|K‘y and Iteatrice
ilartin as co-chairnien is resjionsilih;
for sii|iplying L. Richardson ib'inor-
ial Hosiiital with nurses' aid>s, aiding
other ag(MU-ies in covering Ihe I'rav-
elers' Air d(‘sk at the station, and su-
jicrvising tlu' sale of war bonds and
staiiijis on Ihe canii)us. 'I'lie Xntrition
and Child C:ire division wilh Rosa ilae
Everett and Eva I’elh' Clarke at its
head, is endeavoring to make students
more nutrition conscious by urging at
tendance' at all meals, (»tc. 4'he Com
munications and Discussion division
i’.ith co-chairmen Xctti(‘ Houston and
'I’lKH'a Kelly, has as a priijt'cf keeping
uji to dati' a current evi'iits bulletin
board and woi-king with tin* Contem-
[lorarv Affairs CommittiM'. 'l'lu“ Coii-
servation and Salvage division nniler
tln> lead(-rshi]i of .Mary Wagstaff and
Henrietta Scales is endeavoring to
brill,g about a more careful consei’va-
lion of w.-iter, electricity, iirticles of
jiersonal use, etc.
If you are not already taking an
aclive part in the Wai--Peace Progrjun,
,|oin whichever division interests you
most and help mak(> the program a
gl and succt'ss.
Drafting Of Women a Possibility Under
President s Plan To Meet Man Power Needs
By HOSKMONI) H0(;ANS, ’48
President Roosevelt’s state of the nation message to the 79th Congress
in whi'ch he urged the Congress to enact legislation equivalent to a National
Service Act has created much speculation throughout the country, whether
such legislation, if enacted, would result in the conscription of women as a
part of the war effort.
ORD Choral Group
Tin* choral group from the Army .Vir
l'’orc(“s Overseas Reiilacemeiit in
(ireensboro. rendered a uiiicpie program
of songs and readings m Sunday, Jan
uary 7. at the regular vesper hour in
Ihe Annie ilerner Pfic^nVr Chapel.
^riie group was direcliMl by Cpl. iler-
ritt Ht'd.genian, and was accompanied
by Pvt. .lohn A. Banks, pianist.
The group sang "Stars of the Sum
mer Xiglit” by Woodbury with Pvt.
Arthur \'. S. Smith as soloist, and "(lo
Down iloses," which was arranged by
Two piano solos, (irieg's "Concerto
in A Minoi'” and lOlgar's "Salute
D'Ainour” and played by Pvt. Banks,
iiiiule up the sei'oiid part of the pro-
,gram. 'I’he third part of the program
consisted of three vocal solos by Cpl.
A -eading by Pfc. Karl Holifield,
"A R(>riection,” Ihe .story of Ruth and
Xaomi and two more iiumbers liy Ihe
clior;,l groil]!, "Hope I'll .loin the
Band" and "Be Still ,\ly Soul," by
•Sibelius, concluded the enjoyable hour
of vocal .ml instrumental music.
DAVID D. JONES
I.Y( (OMMITTEE TO PKK
SENT KLLAHKLLK i)VVI.S IN
The Lyci'um Committee will jiresent
Ellalielle Davis, soiirano. in rt'cital,
on Saturday, l''(‘briiary l'.)4ri, at Sil.")
p.m. in Annie .Merner Pfeiffer Chaptd.
The Xew York 'rribniie lias made the
following statement of this rising young
artist : "'I’lie Xegro Ract* has given us
another distinguished singi'r." iliss
Davis will be accomiianied by Jonalhan
Brice, w‘ll known piaiiisi and accom-
jianisl of X’(‘w York City.
President Pravid D. JoiK'S. Bennett
College, was signally honored at the
convention of Ihe Associalion of Ameri
can Collt'ges. held recently in Atlantic
City. X'. .1., when he was elected to
till' executive board of this body.
On being electt'd to this position of
honor, President Jones (Oiir Prexy)
Ih'couk'S the first Xegro educator in the
thirty-one year history of the As.socia-
tion to be elected to a directorship of
this national and internationally
known educational orgauizatiou.
’I’he Banner wishes Prexy much suc
cess in bis new position.
The President left no grounds for
s]H'cnlation as to wlu^re he stands on
tlu‘ matter of drafting nur.ses for llii'
armed services. H(‘ urg(“d tlu‘ Congress
to enact legislation amending tlie Se-
lei’tive Service Act “to iirovide for the
induction of nurses into liie armed
forces.” A basis for his position on
nur.ses, iierhaps. is to be fouiul in the
V^xecutive (U'dt'r based on Public Law
8.')(l, 7Sth Congrt^s, approvi'd .lime 22,
1!(44, whereby some 40,(H.K) nnrsi's bav(‘
become officers in the army wilh full
Tile position of the President is not
as cl(‘ar on the matter of universal
conscriiition. While he failed to state
siiecifiically that women would be con
scripted for other war imUistries, he
impli(‘d the iio.ssibility of such when
he i-alled upon the Congress to enact
legislation "for the total mobilization
of all our huinaii resources for the
l>rost“cufion of the war and urgtnl that
this be doiu' at the (‘arliest possible
Since his .state of the nation spwcli,
tlu‘ President has inodifitHl his rwiuest.
.At this writing, he is throwing his
weight behind the May I.iniited Service
bill, whicli would draft all men from
IS to 4.'i for the war effort, and he is
urging Congress to pa.ss the ilay Bill
without (piibbling over the details of
(.'ompari.soiis being made on tlie
President's stand in his state of th‘
nation .speech and his stand on the May
Limited Service Hill afford much
ground for error in reasoning as to
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Year Book Plans
(Ilendora ilcllwaiii, chairman of the
yearbook comiaittee, says that jdans
for tilt' yearbook U'e well tniderway
and lhal it will b(“ ofl' th(‘ press annmd
the first of ilay.
Besides IxMiig a log foi' ihe class of
l!14n, the book sluill contain notes of
interest on all organizations, classes
and traditional phases of camjius life
During the 'ru))(M-culo,sis Chris! mas
Seal Campaign, iliss Park(>r gave a
series of lectures and show‘d film.s
relat«^d to tlu; campaign. The most im
portant and effective film was “l..et ily
Peoph' Live." Th(“se were iiresenfi'd to
th(‘ (ioslien Scluiol Student Body and
Parent-Teach(‘rs' Association and tin'
Washington Sfret'f Eighth tirades.
.About 450 iiei'sons w(‘re nniched
thrinigh them. In addition, free litera
ture on tuberculosis was distribut(*d.
This mat(M’ial was obtained from Ihe
(JrtMMisboro Tulierculosis As.sociation.
In the ilotmf ’I'abor (^immunity. In
terior Decoration clas.s's, under the di-
r(‘ction of iliss Ware, have maih? con-
siderabh* jirogres.s in the making of
slip covt'rs !ind curtains.
In th(> Collins Orove Community, the
sanitation program reach(*d a new
higli in DecembiM-. 'I'lie Lindsay family
was the first to have a well dug. iliss
Parker was greatly elat(Hl.
ilr. Rogers and the director have
met with a committee of the commu
nity church and made detiidte plans for
Arnold Coh*n, Publicity Director of
the Vniteil Xegro C/oHege Fund and Dr.
Constance Warren, president of Sai'ali
Lawrence College were recent visitors
to the (•omniunity. Both guests show(‘d
nuK’h enthusiasm and interest and ex-
pres.sed ajiiiroval of the Jtroject.
'I’lie director of Ihe Comnnuiity Pro.j-
(*ct, iliss Parker, attended a nuHding
of the Pliinning Committee of the
Health Club iu (.'hapel Hill, N. C.,
reciMitly. The invitation was extendwl
by iliss Elizabeth Lovell, health edu
cator there, ilany new and inter(*sting
ideas were gained.