Page Two 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! f r 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.