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Student Publication of Bennett College
Crockett, Crane, Baldwin and
Butterfield Vesper Speakers
Kev. K. 1). ('I'dckett of l^ennett
lege; ])i’. Henry Hitt Crane. ))asti>r if
Central Jlethodist Cluirch, Detroit,
.Micliigan : Mi'. Uoirei' Baldwin. lUrec-
t(ir Ilf tlie American Civil Liberties
I'nion: and Dr. Victor L. ISuttertield.
president iif Wesleyan I’niversity.
-Middletown. Conn.. wei’e the college
vesper speaiers durlns the past
Speaking before tlie vesper service,
.lannary 121, Kev. K. 1). Crockett told
his audience that, "the more t'xcellent
way" in life is usually the most ditfi-
"Realizing that it is always I'asier
to do the wrong thing that it is to do
the right", continued the speaker,
"nuiny of us ai’e so apt to take the
easiest way out, .sometimes never for-
•seeiiig the possible conseiiuences."
He added that as one )mrsues
through life, he nmst loose himself
and take a definite stand. "When Vve
do this”, he assei'ted, "then we can be
assured that (iod will always be with
Dr. Crane
"'I'he problem (d' [lain is too in
volved and too difhcidt fir the human
brain to grasp", said Dr. lleni'y Hiti
(Continued On Page Three)
Alpha Epsilon Sends
Delegate To National
Honor Society Convention
Al])ha Mpsilon Chapter st'nt Uoherta
flavors as a delegate to th(> Seventh
Ainuuil Convention of the Alpha Kap
pa .Mu Honor Society held at Hamp
ton Institute on I'tbruary 8-it. Hen-
nett was one among eleven colh'ges
'I'he theme of the nu^^ting was the
stinudation of scholarshiii in the col
leges. Discussions aromid this theme
led to the making of concri>te plans
for the em]ihasing and rt'alizing of the
values of scholarship in the life (d' the
college student. The principal address
was delivered by I>r. Felton ('lark of
Southern I'niversity on the stdiject of
"The Achievement of Status" which
the speaker said can be done only
through scholarship.
Other chapters in this i-egion repre
sented at the convention wi're those of
A. and T. College, I'^ayetteville State
College, Virginia Vidon and Hampton
Institute. Appi'oximately fifty dele
gates were present.
One of the suggestions made to
foster scholarship was the observancc
of Alpha Kappa Jlti Day on the var
ious campuses which otu- own chap
ter w ill observe.
Deposed “Flat Hat” Editor
Invited To Join Banner
Staff As Guest Writer
Marilyn Kaennnerle. editor of the
"I'’lat Hat", sftulent publication at Wil
liams and Mai-y Cidlege in Virgiina,
who was deposed by facidty action last
week for her edit(U'ial on acce])ting
Negroes as ecpials, has been invited
by the HANNKK to join the staff as
a guest editorial writei'.
The editoi'ial. which caused the
ousting of Kaemmerle and the
subsiHiuent stispension of publication
of "Flat Hat" when the students re
fused to continue publication mider
strict faculty cen.sorship. lu-ged that
Negroes shoidd be recognized as equals
in nunds and souls. This me:ins, the
(\lit(U'ial cintinued, that Negro stu
dents should attend the same classes
with white students, partici])ate in the
same college fmu’tions, join the same
clubs, pin the same class mates, I'oorn
together and interuuirry.
'I'hc IJANNl'Ui. in (‘Xteniling the in
vitation to .Miss Kaennnerle to join the
staff, neither requests that she I’on-
tinue the same controversy mu' sug
gests any particidar topic on which
she might write, in the event slu' ac
Institute Brings
Mrs. Roosevelt
To Campus
'i’he nineteenth
ing Institute to
week of .March
otn‘ campus stu’h
annual Honu' Mak-
be belli during tlit'
]S-24 will bi'ing to
well known jiersons
as Mrs. Kh'aniu' Koosevelt. Col. ('amp-
bell .loluiston, and Dr. Katherine l.en
root. Chief of the Children's I’.iu'eau,
r. S. Dept, of Labor. The theme of the
institute "The Ketiu-uing Soldier and
will emphasize tlu' ad-
veteran soldi(^r in rt‘-
familv .■mil his com-
His I’l'oblems"
Justment of tli
lation to his
The institute
two nu'al counnunitit
health ])roject. .Momd
will bt' carried to the
1 of the college
'I’abor and Col
lins (Ji-ove. liei)res(‘nting tht' soldier
will be an overseas war corresiionilant
and his family will b(> represented by
the motlK‘1' of a dischai'gi'd veteran.
Discussions will lie li'ad by Mrs.
Koosevell. Col. .lohnslon and Dr. 1,en
Former Dean Appointed
To Clin ical Psychology
Post In Army
J.ieutenant .lames 'I' -Morton. .Ir.. of
the Station Hos]iital. Camji Rucker.
Alabam.a. I'eceived a direct a)ipoint-
nient in clinical psychology the first
of the yeai'. Lt. Morton is a native of
lOvanston, Illinois and former dean of
instruction and instructor of Kduca-
tion and I’sychology here at I’ennett.
Lt. Moi'ton did his midergrjiduate
work at the University of Illinois. H(“
i'('cei\ed his M. A. and I’h. D. degrei'S
from Northwestern I'niversity in T.lBo
and li)42, respectively.
liefore going to Camp Rucker, Lt.
Morton was at 'I'uskegee where he ad-
unnistered ]isychological tests to Avia
tion Cadets. He is at preserd the only
Nt'gi'o officer on his post and has re
received wide experience in clinical
])sychology "th* army way".
Lt. .Moi'ton, we hail you !
Does Senatorial Policy Cast Shadow
Of Future Of American Thinking?
Students Organize
International Relations
Club On Campus
'l’wenty-fiv(> sludents, anxious tor
enlightennuMit on international affairs,
came together in a voluntary' discus
sion grouii, and organized the Intt'rna-
tional Ri'lations Club of lienmMt Col
lege. The newly organized club, under
till' fai'Ulty supi'i'vision of Dr. f'red-
eric .lackson, will meet fortnightly.
The 1 nternat ion.'il Relations Club,
just oii(“ of many such student or
ganizations in American colleges, is
affiliated with similar clubs siion.sored
tliroughout the world by tlu' Carnegie
I'aidowment for International I’eace.
.\lready, materials for th(‘ Club's
liliiary havi' begun to arrive. I'he
lilir.'iry, known as tlu' International
Kelations ('lub Library, has bet'ii set
uji in tlu* Nan (ioode-Suuth riMim and
is ojien to all students. StudtMits, who
are non-m(‘inb(‘rs, are invited to tlu>
I’ortnightly discussions.
Lyceum Committe Presents
Ellabelle Davis In Recital
War Comes To Bennett
The \\'ar came straight to llennetts
door when on one of the coldest days
of the winter, there was no coal and
consequently no heat on the campus.
Attempting to meet the wholly uncom
fortable situation in the best possible
spirit everyone buttoned up his coat
and sliivered through the day's routine.
'I'he Students Senate boosted morale
-itli signs like "It's Snowing in He)
gimn." "'I'ain't So 'Coal' " and "He
Like the Ant, Keep P.usy."
This is the first time that the war
has been brought home on Hennett s
campus but it will not be the last
time, 'i'hei-e will be many more days
when there will be a shortage on
things that we need. Then, we will do
just as we did when there was no
—button up inu- coats and take it I
The moral—save, conserve, do not
waste—fuel, food, Ijghts, clothes!
Carol Brice Presented
In Song Recital
On 'I'uesday evening, February 20,
Carol Brice the noted Negro contralto
was presented in a song recital In the
Annie .Merner I’heiffer ('hapel. Miss
ISrice is the niece of I»r. Charlotte
Hawkins Itrowu and is a former stu
dent of rainier Memorial Institute, of
which Dr. Rrown is I’resident and
Miss Hrice thrilled the atidience with
a rich voice that had a wide i-ange,
ptu'e intonation and clarity of texture.
She handled all classic grimps from
Handel to the modei’n ideas of Rach-
manioff to imr own spirituals of Negro
folk songs, with ease that was all the
more remarkable for the power and
depth of her voice. Her tones were
firmly placed and excellently con
trolled on the breath while its ci-es-
ceiulo was notably even.
-Miss I>rice was acconiiianied by her
brother, .loiiiithan l?rice, who recently
accompanied Kllabelle Davis during
our last series of Lycetmi progriinis.
The high light of -Miss Hrice's
program were:
"(^uella"—-Marcello; "Ini Helist"—
(Continued On Page Four)
Dr. Ann Cook Visits Campus
Dr. ,\un Cook. Coordinator of the
-\rts at Hamilton Institute siient the
week of I'eliruary li) on tlit' campus.
'I’he iirimary pur]iosi- :if lier visit was
to ])rovide students with an o|iportun-
ity to create collectively and to ac-
(piaint them witli the succesivi* stages
in conveying ideas in dramatic form.
In order to do this she and iiit(*r(‘steil
stuilents worked together to iiroiUice
what is known as a "Living -Xi'ws-
pajier"—a t.v]ie of dramatic presenta
tion revolving around some idea which
is uppermost in the mind of th(> student
Ijody ;is a whole. '1 he Living News
paper iiortrays to the audience in a
aniiujited way the thinights of the
studi'iits taken from canqius life.
At mass meetings the students di*-
cided on the idea and the art forms
to give it best ex)iression. 'I'hey
worked out the scenes, cast the pro
duction and arranged the details of
Dr. Cook is a graduati' of Oberlin
College in Ohio win re she s|iecialized
in drama. Because of outstanding work
in the field of dramatics she received
f'ellowshi|is which enabl(*d her in three
years at the Yale School of Drama to
complete reiiuireiiii'nts for tin* I’h. D
degree. Dr. (’ook is the tirst Negro to
receive the I’h. D. ih^grei* in the Held
of Dramatic -\rts.
Itemiett is the first -Negro college
at which Dr. Cook has tried the ex-
lieriment of the Lhing -Newspaper in
the six years in her work of this type
of l)ramatic ,\rt. Look in next issue of
your H-\N'N'ER for details of the Liv
ing News]iaper as it was ]iresented
at Hennett.
The Lyceum commilte(“ attained a
most excelk'nt ln‘ginning for this
semester with the iiresent at ion of lOl-
labelle Davis, soprano in a recital, ac-
'‘omiianied by .lonathan Hrice at the
pi.ano. S.-itnrday l'’ebruary 8 in the
-\nnie .Mi'rner I’feiffer chaiiel.
'I'he progiam was of five parts con
sisting’ of s''l‘‘ct sovgs of iiKii'y \'’*dl
known conqiosers- D(‘tt. Strauss. 'I'o-
relli. r.uiieigh. Weber and many oth
ers. I'rom the beginning with 'I'u Lo
Sol by 'I'oi'elli to the close of th(» pro-
grai.i v. ith an encore "Stunmert ime"
Fll.abeih* Davis exemiilified all highest
(lualities of superb excellence in a
soprano voice and was found to be
iiK ritorlous of any of the many com-
liliments give her by newsjiapers and
audiences after (‘ach iierformanci' with
the accomjianying of jiiano or a fa
mous orchest ra.
One of the most outstanding ]iiec(‘s
of the iirogram was "ISigot's -\dieux
De L'Hotesse -\rabe" which inevitably
led to an encore of the same, -\nother
selection enjoyed by all w:is the-\ria ;"
"I.eise, Leise 'ri'omme Weise" from
"Der l''reisghiitz by Webi'i- which con
stituted the whole third ]iart of the
O- I5y Kthel H. Jolinson, ’4”.
Will the thinking in this cotmlry
aft(M- the W.\l! b(“ liberal or ri^ac-
tioiiary? 'Two events of reciMit hap-
jKMungs as they concern "senatorial
liolicy" have caught the ptiblic eye
and must raise tlu* (pu'stion as to
Wlu'ther they cast the shadow of the
trend of future thinking? Will it be
conservatively rt'actionary or |irogres-
sively liberal?
'I'he first of these events conciM-n
the appointnuMd of Henry Wallace as
Secretary ol' ('omnierce. -\t this writ
ing the SiMiate is still holding up Wal
lace's confirmation pending the pas
sage of the (!(‘orge bill, an act ih'sigiu'd
to reniov(‘ all financial agencies (Rh'('
and others) from the Comerce Di^
]iartni(‘nt. It is expected W:il-
lace's (•onfirniation will follow the
passagi* of this bill.
'I'lu' Di'partment of ('onimerce, prior
to the Ceorge bill, command(*il the
principal mechanism for the ai’hievi'-
nient of ftdl (‘inploynu'nt after tlu‘ war.
Wallace, a liberal and always a cham
pion of the riglits of the comnuin man,
had he been confirnu'd iirior to tlu“
Ceorge bill, would have b(>en in tlu‘
]Hisition to aid and to stimulate our
trade, both foreign and domestic, as
W(‘ll as to encourage small businesses
—all important in a iirogram for full
'I'he fight against Wallaci- is a fight
against full eniployment and against
the concept of an exiianding economy
whicli would aid all people alike. It
is a fight to maintain monopolistic
control of business with its attending
I Coatiuuea Ga Page Threj)
Community Project Expands
'I'he class of Rural Sociology is a
part of the (‘xpanded ]irogram. 'I'hese
students are at pre.sent woi-king on a
s]iecific program of Health Kduca-
tioii for the rural communities. 'I'hey
lilan to reach the peojile of the com
munities through the common nu'dia
of conmumication : (|uestionaires, skits,
liost(*rs, and informal lectures. -\s soon
as the plans are apiu'oved by the in-
stnu'tor. Miss i’ai'ker. tlu> stiuU'nts will
be taken into the communities to exe
cute* their own plans.
-Mrs. -Marteena, ('ollt'ge Librarian,
has agreiMl to work with tlu* diri'ctor
in securing library facilities. Students
in Library Sci('iice will partici]iate in
the i)has(* of the program.
.\nother point of expansion is at the
Floi’ence High School. -Miss Parker
and -Miss Ware ar(> working with the
P.-'I'. there in a new Itmchroom
liroject. -\s soon as this program is in
op(*ration, the students in Nutrition
will have actual ]iractic(‘ in operating
Dr. Heittel of (iuilford Coll(*g(‘ has
t Conti'nued On Page Fonr)
Holgate Library Adds
Books To Collection
'I'he Holgate Library ri'cently added
several new fiction and non-fiction
books to its collt'ction. The new fiction
books include—.lohn Hersi'y. l’>l'’.LI.
FOR ADANO; a very recent book by
.lohn Steinbenk, C-\N'NKR'l' ROW:
Franct'S I’.lackwood, -MRS ION(!L-\ND
;oi';S 0-\ LIVI-Nd. Also added art'
'l'R-\(HC (iROl'N’D by Krkiiu' Cald-
W(‘ll 11he author of'l'OP>-\CCO RO.\D),
.-ind tlu‘ much sought after l-;\I'-R
.\-MP.1:K liy Winsor. Interestingly
written fiction books dealing willi the
ever prc'sent minority struggh' helii
make nji this new collection also,
f] I e a n o r Dark, F()LLO\\ 'I'HI'i
Dltl-XKLNC (;ontl) by (laitlu'r and
Oraham. 'I'he former di'jiicts the hard
ships and demonilization of the
Negroes in .\ustralia since its settle-
(Continued On Page Three)
Senior Week To Be
Held On the Campus
'Phe annual Senior week exercis(>s
will b(‘ held on the ciimiius during the
we(*k of -March .'i. All chap(‘l services
will be sponsored liy the class in that
w(‘ek. -Monday, then' will be a tahMit.
pi’ogram : contemporary allairs on
'I'uesday; Wednesday class ]iresident,
Carolyn Robertson will s]ieak in for
mal chaptd. 'I'lu' class skit on 'I'hurs-
diiy, and on l-'riday tlu“ SiMiior Day
exercises will climax the events of the
All day Wednesday faculty stop-day
will be observed, tlu' Seniors having
comiilete chargt* of th(‘ school. 'I’hal
evening at the Mid-Week Vespers the
Senior nuMiibtU'S of the choir will be
presented. 'I'hursday (Wi'uing the birth
day diniu'r will be in charge of the
class. Sunday afternoon at v(\spers
members of the class will officiate.
a8s(l03 uauuag
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