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Twenty-Ninth Homemaking
Institute Convenes
“Education for Social Change”
WPS the theme of this year’s Home-
making Institute. The institute
convened on the campus from
the Holgate Lounge. Demonstra
tions in repairing household elec
trical appliances were prepared by
Messrs. Roy Lee, Zack Browning,
March 20-25. Dr. William Banner and students.
of Howard University officially
opened the institute with his ad
dress at the Sunday Vespers serv
ice in the Annie Merner Chapel.
Mr. McClure P. McCombs pre
sided at the Monday chapel period
at which time a panel discussion.
“Factors Effecting Social Change
upon the Modern Family,” was
presented by Messrs. Robert G.
Crosswhite, Guilford County Do
mestic Relations Court; William
I Malone, Guilford County Health
Department; Lawrence Thompson,
^ Guilford County Welfare Depart
ment; and Dr. John R. Peck, Di
rector of Special Education in the
Greensboro city schools. Immedi
ately following the chapel session
a group discussion was held in
Movies were shown and other
demonstrations presented such as
how to economize in meal planning
and preparation. A fashion shov/
was presented by the students in
clothing to show how to save
money with the basic wardrobe.
Discussions were held at which
time “Preparing the Income Tax
Return” and “Banking Services for
the Family” were discussed.
Two other panels were presented
in the chapel. On Wednesday,
“The Family’s Economy” and on
Friday. “The Family and its Com
munity.” The climax of the in
stitute was on Friday, March 25 at
8:00 p.m. when Dr. Mozell C. Hill
of Atlanta, Georgia spoke in the
Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel.
Thelma Owens, who leads the
senior class with a scholastic
average of 2.92, is being robed in
the traditional fashion by her
sophomore sister, Audrey Mead.
Ninety-Two Receive
Caps and Gowns
Ninety two seniors officially re-
’ ceived their caps and gowns in the
Annie Merner Pfeiffer Chapel on
Friday, March 11 at 4;00 p. m.
The seniors, following the tra
dition, were robed by their indi
vidual sophomore sisters.
Dr. Hobart Jarrett, chairman of
the Humanities Division, an
nounced the twelve top seniors.
They were: Thelma Owens, Mary
Elizabeth Ensley, Mary Head,
Gwendolyn Freeman, Sue Sim
mons, Janice Hightower, Yvonne
Ireland, Shirley Diggs, Jean Rich
mond, Barbara Williams, Juanita
Wright, and Etta Woodfork.
Miss Barbara Williams gave the
appreciation from the senior class
mentioning the many values that
the seniors have thus far accumu
lated and the experiences, both
good and bad, encountered by
them. “This is life,” stated Bar
bara. President David D. Jones
commended the seniors oh having
arrived at this stage of their col-
jgg0 careers. In his address he
emphasized the fact that there is
always the need for a belief in
something or someone.
Following the ceremony in the
chapel Miss Setaria Watson dedi
cated the tree planted before Mer
ner Hall to Dr. George M. Bell,
field representative of Bennett
College. The senior class after-
w’ards joined in the singing of
Senior Banquet
At . :00 p. m. the seniors gath
ered eagerly in the Union dining
area. Each was wearing a white
dress and the red rose supplied
by the sophomore sisters. The
dinner, prepared by Misses Mc-
Iver, Camp, and staff was thor
oughly enjoyed by everyone. The
sophomores graciously served as
hostesses and waitresses.
Dr. Hobart Jarrett served in
President Jones’ capacity as he
was unable to be present at the
Several girls, representing the
various departments of the col
lege, spoke sincerely in expressing
the many accomplishments and ad
vantages received by them while
at Bennett College.
Following the banquet the seni
ors entertained themselves at the
traditional senior dance. The dance
was a huge success and when it
was over each senior climbed
tiredly but happily into bed and
dropped off to sleep with a smile
at the corners of their mouths.
Guilford Revelers
Present "Alcesfis"
“Alcestis, a Greek tragedy
by Euripides, was presented
by the Guilford College Revel
ers Club on Friday and Sat
urday, March 4th and 5th at
8:30 p. m. in Memorial Hall
on the campus.
This familiar tragedy is the
story of King Admetos’ search
to find someone willing to die
for him. He is finally success
ful when he speaks of this to
his wife who is the most kind
and gracious Queen Alcestis.
She consents and tells him that
it is better for their two chil
dren to grow up motherless
than of fatherless.
The next production will be
“The Lady’s Not for Burning”
and the date for this presen
tation will be divulged later.
Loretta Free, of Greensboro,
North Carolina recently afforded
an opportunity to represent Ben
nett College in the annual Chris
tian Citizenship Seminar for stu
dents which met February 6-12,
1955. This was a guided study of
the United Nations in New York
and the Federal Government in
Washington, D. C. sponsored by
the Methodist Student Movement,
This seminar was composed of
college students from all over the
United States ranging from the
deepest south to farthest north.
The main purpose was to integrate
Christian ideals with the work oi
the United Nations and the Gov
Such persons as Mrs. Eleanor
Roosevelt who was a member of
the Commission to write a Dec
laration of Human Rights,
Riverside Church which is inter
denominational and inter-racial,
the Japanese Methodist Church.
Methodist House, International
House and Union Theological
A social science major and a
psychology minor, Loretta has re
ceived a fund of valuable infor
mation which will be useful to her
for the remainder of her life. She
is president of the Library Club
and a member of the Sunday
School. As a result of her experi
ence her aspiration is to become
a missionary and do her part in
aiding in the alleviation of some
of the world’s ignorance and su-
perstitution. Would it were possi
ble for more students to have such
opportunities so that an awareness
of world problems might course
through their veins and instill in
each the desire to do his part to
make the world a better place in
which to live.
Students Elect
Leaders For 1955-56
Election! Election! This term is
nothing of unusual significance to
the Bennett girls or any citizen
for elections are continually being
held. The student body has elect
ed the leadership roster for the
school year 1955-56. It is every
one’s sincere wish that the girls
w'ho won in the finals will do tlieir
utmost to carry out the tasks ap
pointed them with vigor and un
measurable willingness to cooper
ate with those whom they work
As a note of sincere interest one
would say, the job of the newly
elected officer does not begin in
September, 1955, but now in the
last days of this school year. The
leaders are understudies in a man
ner at this particular point. An
office is merely an empty term
until it is filled by a responsible
The officers for 1955-56 are:
President of Student Senate—
Loretta Free; Vice President of
Student Senate—Emily Montgom
ery; Treasurer of Student Senate
—Doris Humphrey; Union Board
Secretary—Pearl Farrish; Repre
sentative to the Central Committee
—Della Thomas; Editor of Bennett
Banner—Adelia Hammond; Asso
ciate Editor — Beatrice Saunders;
Secretary, Sunday School—Fred-
ricka Washington; Mid-Week Vesp
ers Chairman—Grace Dungee; Stu
dent Senate Secretary—Carolyn
Ingram; Student Senate Parliarnen-
tarian—Paula Edmund; Represen-
of Union—Ruby Wright Represen-
taive to Union Board of Managers
—Betty East; Superintendent, Sun
day School — Josephine Hunter;
Sunday School Pianist—Jean Ren-
wick; Mid-Week Vespers Secretary
—Jimmie English.
The following is the response
given by the students:
Classification Enroll. Primary Final
The Senior Theater Guild pre
sented J. P. Marquand’s immortal
story of the “Point of No Return”
to an enraptured audience on
Thursday and Friday, March 4th
and 5th at 8:00 in the Little
The stirring drama tells of a
wife’s desire to gain a place in
John I society at any cost and the hus-
Don’t try to tell people of
Larnace, Cyrrus that “lightning
never strikes twice,” because in a
recent storm the town was hit five
times in four hours.
Lassoe, Director of Formal Edu
cation for the United Nations and
Gerald Carnes, UNESCO liason
to the United Nations. Loretta,
along with the other North Caro
linians, was able to confer with
Senators Scott and Graham who
are constantly striving to represent
the people of North Carolina to
the best of their ability. Tlie
group met Senator Wayne Morse
and Mr. Wilkins, the first Negro
to be appointed as a member of
the President’s Cabinet. Most of
the aforesaid are only names to
us but to Loretta they are now
personalities to be respected and
Some of the famous cities visited
iwere the United Nations Building,
band’s inability to curb this desire.
As a result of going so very far
towards the goal at last comes the
“Point of No Return”. The part
of this couple, Charles and Nancy
Gray, was portryed by Roy Eu
banks and double cast with Delores
Johnson and Carolyn Ingram.
Their children were delightfully
depicted by Tony Rivers and Anne
Saunders. Anthony Burton, the
boss and the one upon whom the
success of the wife’s desires de
pended was played by Robert Lane.
Tellers number 1 and 2 were acted
by two newcomers on the Bennett
Stage in the person of Hugh Car
roll and Thurmond McCoy. Alonzo
Stephens was the interesting and
amusing, Malcom Bryant, whose
tautology concerning the town can
still be heard. Jessica Lovell, the
childhood sweetheart of Charles
Gray, was cast by Barbara Brown.
Double casting for the role of
Charles’ mother were Josephine
Hunter and Charlie Harvey who
both did quite well. Leon Murray
acted as his father. A complete
run of the cast would also include
Gloria Mitchell and Ann Stewart
as secretaries Misses Marbland
and Dingle; Mable Waters as the
Gray’s maid, Thurmond McCoy as
Tailor, Enoch Gregory, Jackie Ma
son and Freddie Ford as the con
ductor and office boy. Roger
Blakesley, Gray’s competition for
the position desired, was played by
Rufus Chester.
The next production to be an
ticipated are Menotti’s “The Tele
phone” and “Amelia Goes to the
Ball”. Men for the “Point of No
Return” were students from A and
T College and Dudley High School.
The Production Staff and Miss
Constance Johnson, directress,
really made this production a great

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