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THE BENNETT BANNER
FEBRUARY, 1957
THE BENNETT BANNER
Published Monthly By The Students of Bennett College
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Ten Cents a Copy
$1.00 Per Subscription
Editorial Staff
Grace M. Coleman, ’57
..Barbara J. Elliott, ’ji7
.....Carolyn R. Brown, '38
Delores Tonkins, ’$8
Ann Cooper, ’57
Editor
Co-Editor
News Editor _
Feature Editor —
Art Editor . - —
Music Editor Yvonne Wynn, ’58
Fashion Editor - Shirley Sinkler, ”58
Humor Editor . Jamesina Chalmers, ’59
Exchange Editor Gladys Bridgers, ’57
Business Manager Kay Turner, ’59
Circulation Managers Naomi Hazel. *58
Barbara Davis, ’57
Typists Frances Thurston, ’58
Mary Branch, ’57
Virginia Smith, ’57
Virginia Holland, ’57
Reporters Ruthello McCoy, '58
Diamia Crosiin, ’59
Betty Middleton, ’58
Renewed Aspirations
The beginning of each new semester offers to all of us a
new opportunity to make greater strides toward our goals of
self improvement. If we have begun to succumb to lazy
habits and “don’t care attitudes” we have a chance to make
a new start.
It is possible that many of us made New Year’s Resolu
tions for the new semester. If this is true, do not let it be
said that you are only adding to the growing number of
“make and break” resolution makers. Instead you might try
to remember these few items:
I shall make a conscious effort to enjoy my courses this
semester.
I shall make increased efforts to produce the quality of
work indicative of my capacity.
I will not neglect my clubs and organizations; instead, I
shall budget my time allowing for them as well as for my
studies and social activities.
I shall grow and live and achieve beyond my greatest
expectations because this semester I shall make a new “self.”
Could Tills Be You!
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Last Minute Cramming.
Tlie Night Before Exams.
Letters
ToTlie
Editor
WE WOULD LIKE TO RE
VIVE THE FORMER LETTERS
TO THE EDITOR FEATURE
OF THE BANNER. IF YOU
HAVE ANYTHING ON YOUR
CHEST WHICH YOU FEEL
DESERVES PUBLICATION,
PLEASE ADDRESS IT TO
BOX 192 or 398 AND DROP
IT IN THE CAMPUS MAIL.
Tiie Wonders
01 Music
If I were to attempt to discover
tha'i element in music which unites
men’s minds and hearts, we would
soon understand the creative pos-
sibilitiiss in music. The immature,
undeveloped mind of a small child
may create visions such as those
to be seen in dreamland, or toy-
land; while the adult mind may
seek refuge from the hum-drum
monotony of everyday realities.
Often we have wondered from
what source came the inspiration
that lent the world many of its
great works in literature and other
fine arts, yet seldom have we
realized that music can produce
such as'tounding effects on man.
It has already been stated that
music unites and strengthens
men’s minds and hearts, but, I
dare say, there are those who will
sneer and jeer at this idea. It is,
then, to those persons that I dedi
cate this next concluding para
graph.
During the years of war when
terror and fear reigned over the
world, men in uniform, soldiers
ill fox holes, and refugees in D.P.
camps were all driven onward by
a common thought; freedom. In
their many hours of bereavement
'iheir hearts were bound together
through music, just as their minds
were strengthened by the familiar
melodies and words of national
anthems and universal hymns. In
conclusion, we must remember not
to sneer at the scribblings of our
fellow man; for what to us may
seem like an afternoon’s dabblings
is ac'itially the beginning of a
creation for which men so will
ingly and unselfishly burn the
midnight oil.
—Yvonne Wynne
Quotations
Happiness lies not in the mere
possession of money; it lies in the
joy of achievement; in the thrill
of creative effort.
—Roosevelt
It is . . . the knowledge of one’s
self to know what one knows and
what one does not know.
—Socrates
Not only is there an art in
knowing a thing, but also a cer
tain art in interpreting this knowl
edge to others. —Cicero
Be Sure to See
the
Clothing Exhibit
February 14-17
On the Balcony of the
David D. Jones
Student Union
A Sophomore Speai(s On
"Living Up To Standards"
(This month loe are featuring an article written by an outstand
ing sophomore. Miss Barbara Campbell speaks on ‘‘Living Up To
Standards”).
Displayed in the library on one of the card catalogs is an
article in the World Outlook which is concerned with the
Bennett Way of Life.” The author says, “The Bennett girl
is maturing into a woman of poise, self-direction, and inner
control.”
Recently the president called our attention to another
magazine article which referred to the campus as the “un
broken green.” It was a compliment on the beauty of the
campus, especially the well-kept, magnolia-lined lawns.
All of us, I am sure, are quite pleased with these com
pliments. In accordance with the latter article, Dr. Player
began an economy campaign. Though the “economy cap
tains” wore the green and white badges and were directly
responsible to the President, everyone joined in to make the
campaign successful.
W’e realized that the “unbroken green” was not an actual
reality, but we seemed willing enough to work toward making
it one. Persons in the Student Union Building asked us not
to mar the floors in the Union foyer by unnecessary use. The
grounds crew replanted many sections of the lawn and made
other necessary repairs. The economy captains were quite
efficient in keeping paper off the lawn, cutting out lights
when they were not in use, etc. The reality seemed within
reach.
Lately though something has happened. We have become
careless, and the enthusiasm with which our economy drive
was carried out seems to be diminishing. There are brown
places in the grass made by students who are too lazy to use
the walks. Trash cans, though located at convenient places
on the campus, are overlooked when paper is discarded.
Are not we Bennett girls proud of our campus being called
the “unbroken green” ? Surely our failure to live up to these
compliments is merely carelessness or thoughtlessness.
Let us remember—as Dr. Player has pointed out—that
how well each individual student lives up to the college’s
standards as they are seen in the external apparance of the
school, mirrors “The Bennett Way of Life.”
The next time you cross the campus, admire its general
beauty. Then glance at the small things that mar it—scat
tered paper, trampled grass near the edges of the walk, the
unsightly path near the Administration Building—and re
solve to do your part to make the “unbroken green” a “living
reality” in every aspect of your college life.
The B.C. Sphere of Sociai Action
There have been many wonderful activities here at “dear
ole’ B.C.” during the past semester. Each class and dormitory
has attempted to out-do the other via way of decorations,
music and men at the many parties and dances.
It is difficult to say exactly how the dances rated in terms
of the above criteria, but I am sure we all agree that the
Freshman Class decorations created quite a stir since they
were some of the most unique we’ve seen. The Seniors had
an excellent variety of sounds and Reynolds and Barge really
attracted the men.
Considering everything, however, there were some “real
gone” social happenings here this past semester.
As we get into the whirl of the second semester may we
each co-operate in every way toward even greater heights
socially in the Bennett Sphere of Action.
Human Greatness
What do the years 1867-1957 represent? What do they
mean to you ? These dates are the years spent in this life by
one of the greatest musical geniuses the world has ever known
—Arturo Toscanini. From 1926 to 1936 he served as conduc
tor of the world-famous New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
His name is also almost synonymous with the NBC Sym
phony.
Perfection was his goal, and whenever a performance did
not meet with his approval, he often engaged in various de
grees of self-torture. The musicians who worked with Tosca
nini only naturally felt the greatness of their leader and,
therefore, his orchestras were able to achieve much of the
preciseness, depth, and brilliance of performance desired by
the conductor.
Vast numbers of his admirers among whom were musi
cians, officials of government, and the many ordinary people
who loved his music, attended his funeral.
The Vatican radio had this to say concerning his great
ness : “God alone is great, and sometimes it pleases Him to
make this clear, stamping His imprint more profoundly onto
man. This is the secret of Toscanini’s genius.”
Toscanini is no longer in our midst in reality, but spirit
ually he shall live forever in the hearts and memories of the
many who have enjoyed and who shall enjoy his music
throughout all ages.
    

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