*^^T6ank God- Man (an Grow! THE BENNETT BANNER BENNETT COLLEGE archives Bennett College n^oro^/M^t bound with earth ward gaze to creep along the ground VOLUME XXX GREENSBORO, N. C. APRIL, 1955 NUMBER i -r; > r 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 FREE ATTENDS CHRISTIAN CITIZENSHIP SEMINAR 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 “Trees.” 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 banquet. 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 ernment. 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 Seminary. 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 with. 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 person. 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 Freshmen Sophomores Junior Seniors 137 93 121 124 95 98 80 64 65 95 68 77 FAMILY DRAMA THRILLS APPRECIATIVE VIEWERS 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 Theater. 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 admired. 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 one.