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THE BENNETT BANNER
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STUDENT PUBLICATION OP BENNETT COIJJiXJE
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA DECEMBER 13,_1948
North Carolina Methodist Conference Meets At Bennett
“Who’s Who” students assemble for a chat in Pfeiffer Hall. Seated, left
to right, they are: Audrose Mackel, Lillie Mosby^ Virmetta Tresville, Nola
Bewley, Patricia Watlington, and Mildred Griffin.
Six Students Recognized
In "Who's Who"
Not long ago President Jones an
nounced the names of those deserv
ing girls who had been chosen to
reign among “Who’s Who Among
Students in American Universities
and Colleges.” These girls possess
well-rounded personalities and am
bitious minds. The girls are Misses
I ilUe Mosby, Audrose Mackel, Mil
dred Griffin, Nola Bewley, Virmetta
Tresville, and Patritia Watlington.
Miss Mackel, who hails from
Natchez, Mississippi, is a senior, ma
joring in Clothing and minoring in
Art. She is extremely interested in
music. Her ambition is to go into
costume designing. During her stay
here at Bennett, she has been presi
dent of the junior class, a counsellor
to freshmen, the present president of
the Student Senate, a member of the
Senior Choir, the Y. W. C. A., the W.
A. A., the Senior Theatre Guild, the
Y. O. P.’s, Alpha Kappa Mu, and the
Miss Mildred Griffin from Hack
ensack, New Jersey, is also a senior,
majoring in Elementary Education.
Miss Griffin’s primary interest is in
people. Her ultimate goal is to ob
tain a doctor’s degree in Psychiatry.
Before coming to Bennett . . . from
Shaw University, she was a member
of the Shaw University Choir, Little
Theatre, Spanish and Science Clubs.
During her stay here at Bennett she
has been on the Library staff, the
Lyceum Committee, president of the
International Relations Club, (the
present corresponding secretary of
IRC), assistant dormitory directress
of Pfeiffer Hall, member of Alpha
Kappa Mu, and a member of the
1948-49 Home - Making Institute
Miss Nola B. Bewley, from Johnson
(Cnntinnpd On Pasre Fourl
Dr. Constance Warren
Each individual on Bennett’s cam
pus is looking forward to a ‘word of
wisdom’ from Dr. Constance Warren,
President Emeritus of Sarah Lawr
ence College, Bronxville, New York.
Dr. Warren is visiting us throughout
the week of December 6-10. Pleasant
and enlightening have been her pre
vious visits here, and this one high
lights them all.
Not only is Dr. Warren President
Emeritus of Sarah Lawrencc College,
she is now working with the Negro
College Fund, The American Associ
ation of Women, an educator, author,
and speaker. One’s impression from
hearing these facts is, that she is a
woman who never tires from work
and a woman who is reaching great
er heights in her career.
Dr. Warren spoke to the faculty on
Monday evening, to the students the
previous Monday morning, to student
leaders Wednesday evening, and held
interest group meetings throughout
her stay on the campus.
Her visit is one looked forward to
each year by each member of the
Bennett family. At the end of this
visit, we wish to anticipate another
visit from her in 1949.
December seventh marked the An
nual Bennett Rally and North Caro
lina Conference of the Methodist
Church. Years ago, the Conference
contributed produce to assist in the
ongoing of the college. For the past
few years, their contribution has been
financial. In December, ’47, the Con
ference contributed thirty-three hun
dred dollars. This year, December,
’48, that contribution has been heigh
tened to thirty-six hundred dollars.
Not only does the Conference con
vene to make financial reports, it
cultivates friendship among its mem
bers and gives the college a chance
to express its appreciation. Many
students attend the conference, sev
eral who are now attending Bennett
and others who will attend in the
Again, Bennett College would like
to express its appreciation to the
Conference for its sacrifices to make
a contribution to foster aid in the
functioning of the college, and may
the Conference of ’49 be an even
“Living Madonnas,” an annual
Christmas production, will be pre
sented on December 12, 1948. This
production is sponsored by the Art,
Music, Drama and Clothing Depart-
ents of the college.
“Living Madonnas” consists of the
reproduction of famous photographs
related to the “lS/\ti.vity.” The photo
graphs are porfcved by students
posed in costumes.
Enhancing each photograph is re
lated scripture readings and song.
This year the “Living Madonnas”
will also be presented in Charlotte,
North Carolina December 16, 1948.
Members of the North Carolina Conference chat after dinner. From left
to right: President David D. Jones, Rev. R. F. McCallum, Rev. J. E. Brower,
Rev. W. S. McLeod, and Rev. C. E. Hogue.
Blind Artist Appears
A benefit recital for the Methodist
Church was given by Mrs. Thelma
Bumpass, famous blind radio and
concert artist of Durham, North Caro
lina, on Thursday evening, December
9, 1948, at eight p. m. in Annie Mer-
ner Pfeiffer Chapel. The public join
ed in to help the Methodist Church
and to listen to a very talented artist.
Mrs. Bumpass is to appear soon on
Arthur Godfrey’s Talent show, heard
over CBS every Monday night at
Freshman Choir Makes
Under the direction of Miss Saun
ders, a new addition to our music
staff, the Freshman Choir rendered
music for Sunday Vespers on De
cember 4, 1948. This being their first
presentation, they were highly com
mended by President Jones and tre
mendously liked by the student body.
Their selections were “Now The Day
Is Over,” arranged by Mr. Kirchber-
ger, and “The Night Has A Thousand
Former President Passes
Funeral services for Dr. S. A. Peel
er, former president of Bennett Col
lege, were held Monday afternoon,
December 6, at St. Matthews Method
ist Church. Dr. Peeler, who was 84
years old, weis president of the college
during the years of 1905-’13. He was
formerly pastor of St. Matthews
church and resigned regional secre
tary of the Methodist Conference.
His son, S. A. Peeler, Jr., is present
principal of J. C. Price Elementary
school, and former instructor in
Audio-Visual Aids at Bennett Col
ALPHA KAPPA MU OFFERS TUTORIAL SERVICES
PURPOSE: To help raise the standards of scholarship on the campus, the
members of the Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society are making available tutorial
services for students needing help in certain areas.
Below will be found the names of the young ladies giving their services, the
hours they are available, the places they may be found, and the courses in
which they offer help.
Eleanor Barnwell, Tuesday and Thursdays at 11:40 in the Library,
Sociology, Psychology, and Freshman Studies.
Mildred Griffin, Tuesday and Thursdays at 3:25, Pfeiffer No. 200,
Education, History and English.
Rosalind Lynn, Mondays 3:15, and Fridays 11:40, Library, Freshman
English, Freshman Social Science, Art and Clothing.
Audrose Mackel, Mondays and Wednesdays at 11:40, Merner No. 3,
Clothing and Art.
Celess McLester, 7:00 p. m. Tuesday in Pfeiffer Hall Office, 11:00
Saturday in Chapel, Harmony, Ear Training, and Sight Singing.
Lillie M. Mosby, Mondays 2:25, and Fridays 11:40, Library, Sociology,
■ Social Science and History.
Lillian Murphy, Tuesdays and Thursday at 11:40, in Library, Fresh
man Studies, Home Economics, and Typing.
Present ^^The Late
On December 10, 1948, the Lyceum
Committee will present the Shaw
University Players in “The Late
George Apley” at 8:00 p. m. in the
Little Theatre. All seats will be re
This will be an Intercollegiate Dra-
atic Association Exchange produc
tion. The Shaw University Players
appeared here during the 1947-48
term superbly presenting the fabu
lous Shakespearean tragedy, “Othel
lo.” The exchange production last
year, “.A Sound of Hunting,” was
presented by the Lincoln University
We wish to welcome the Shaw Uni
versity Players and look forward to
their coming with great anticipation.
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Bennett students attempt to get autographs following Budapest Concert*
Left to right, they are: Betty Johnson, Vira Kennedy, Edgar Ortcnberg, sec
ond violinist in the Quartet, and Ruth Henderson.
Bennett College Choir Concert Dec. 79
The Bennett ' College Choir will
present its annual Christmas Concer
in Annie Merner Pheiffer Chapel on
Sunday, December 19, 1948, at 8:00
Continuing a traditional event of
the college, the 65-voice choir will
render selections by old masters such
as Sweelinck, Praetorius and a num
ber from the Christmas oratorio by
J. S. Bach. The choir will also sing
traditional carols from various coun
tries in memory of the birth of Christ.
Those countries which will be rep
resented are Russia, France, England,
Poland, Czechoslovakia, and America.
Also appearing on the program wil'
be the Bennett College Quartet which
will present several numbers. There
will be two numbers by Peter Cor
nelius and an old traditional lullaby
Judging from the successful con
certs of previous years, this year’s
program will probably be equally as
The choir is under the direction of
Miss Carrie W. Kellogg.
Budapest String Quartet
Miracles are constantly happening
and the best part of this particular
miracle is that the Bennett family
was on the receiving end. Through
the influence of Mr. Kirchberger, the
nationally and internationally known
Budapest String Quartet appeared in
concert on Sunday afternoon, De
cember 5, 1948 in the Annie Merner
Members of the Budapest String
Quartet were Joseph Roisman, first
violin; Edgar Ortenberg, second vio
lin; Boris Kroyt, viola, and Mischa
Schneider, cello. The quartet played
Quartet in G Major, Op. 77, No. 1
by Haydn, ^nd Quartet in A Minor,
Op. 51, No. 2, by Brahms.
From the applause it was evident
that the audience was well pleased
and wanted to show the Budapest
String Quartet their appreciation
for such a fine performance.