THE BENNETT BANNER
The Banner staff wishes to in
vite all students to contribute their
stories, poems, or other original
works for publication. Please send
all material to Box 192, or give it
to some member of the staff. Thank
you! We shall look forward to re
ceiving your contribution.
This mon'ih we are featuring
som)9 of the outstanding works
published in NASCENCE last year.
So strong, so invisible,
You cannot see
Him right by your side
In beauty, as he commands you
The right from the wrong.
And yet so rare.
You can only hear
A whisper; so gentle.
As a stroke of a mother’s hand;
His soft words have set you free,
His watch over you made you
When you were lost, lonely and
Strength to survive and achieve.
—Vera A. Kemodle
Is this true love knocking at my
Or is it mere infatuation as I
have known before?
God help me and give me strength
To find the loviS my heart
What is my destiny to be:
I have long searched for thee,
Who with thy tender love can
make me feel free.
To givi2 my love as I wish to thee.
Is this asking too much?
Or am I to suffer 'ihrough perils
Because I seek such?
—Iris E. Harper
Superior Third-Year High School
Students May Now Enter U. of Conn,
Hampton, Va. — (I-P-) — The
Men’s Tutorial Staff of Hampton
Institute, dedicated to “stimulating
academic achievement and de
creasing failures,” is now in its
tenth year. Organized in the fall
of 1946 by Thomas E. Hawking,
Dean of Men, and 8 students, the
volunteer tu’coring system has
grown until it now numbers 38
men who aid some 250 students
each semester, tutoring 30 sub
jects, including the sciences, lan
guages, engineering, sociology,
psychology, and business. Morgan
State College, Delaware State
College, Saint Paul’s Polytechnic
Institute, Southern University and
North Carolina College are insti
tutions which have developed tu
torial staffs patterned after Hi’s.
All intelligent action is action
for the sakta of an end.
Not only is thena an art in know
ing a thing, but also a certain art
in interpreting this knowledge to
SVorrs, Conn. — (I.P.) ■—• Scho
lastically superior high school stu
dents may now enter the Univer
sity of Connecticut after three
years of aacondary school, or may
stay in school the full four years
while taking college level courses
in addition to their high school
Provost Albert E. Waugh, in ex
plaining the program, said that a
requirement of the plan which
permits studiants to enter the Uni
versity after three years is ’ihat
the principal must certify as to
both th,a students’ scholastic prom
ise and his emotional stability
in making the adjustment to the
higher level of learning.
How many of you take a few
moments from your busy sched-
u!,as to read the bulletin boards
in your library. There are care
fully prepared for you on various
subjects including new books and
Also, there are a number of new
arrivals such as: A. J. Cronin’s A
Thing of Beauty, Overstre>at’s The
Mind Goes Forth, Margaret Just
Butler’s The Negro in American
Culture and Lindsay’s The Haunt
ed Man. These are just a few, so
why not go and see if there isn’t
cne just for you. The members of
the Library staff welcome you.
At last it is peaceful night
And the roses are off to sleep;
The birds have all hushed singing,
’Til the sun greets them in the
Each rose petal is heavily laden
With tha pretty, sparkling dew-
Tha’t have fallen like rare
So crystal clear and so pure.
The stars twinkle more golden,
And the huge moon’s silver light
Adds more luster to the sky.
Now that everything’s quiet and
“Sweet dreams” the angels
■“At last it is peaceful night.”
—^Anna E. Ferguson
MARCH 1, 1957
Nurse Alsie TrarnmeU checks the hlocjid pressure of Rose Mary
Wright, junior, jrom Camden, South Carolina.
BENNETT SISTERS FROM AFRICA - Shown in the above
picture are three of oxtr foreign students. From left to right they
are: Oyeyenii A. Salako, junior; Agwu Onuma IJko, junior and
Blanche Tobuku-Melzger, freshman, all sudents from Africa.
The College Nurse
By Ruthello McCoy
That “an ounce of prevention
is worth a pound of cure” is the
motto of Nurse Alsie Trammell of
the Bennett College Health Cen
“Our success over a period of
years in reducing the number of
confinements in the infirmary is
due to sufficient treatment and
more careful examination,” she
asserted as she stood erect in a
stiff, clean, white nurse’s uniform
Nurse Trammell explained that
the Health Center service begins
when the facul'ty, staff and stu
dents commence their work at the
beginning of each school year.
With the cooperation of the
dining hall staff, all new and old
employes have a chest X-ray and
Wasserman test. Services are of
fered also to the regular campus
employees throughout 'the school
Taking a health blank from her
files, the Nurse said: “All students
entering Bennett for the first time
must have a preliminary health
card of this type filled out by 'their
“After entering in the Fall, these
students are given another physical
examination, and the returning
ones are also examined.
“By way of extended health
service the school has consultant
help from dentists, physicians, sur
geons, an optometrist, and a psy
“I am able to check the less
serious ailments such as colds,
wax in the ears, corn and ingrown
toenails. The students are referred
to 'the consultants when I am un
able to help them,” she added.
“In the case of an emergency, im
mediate attention is given.”
Bennett’s infirmary as compared
to that of its brother college,
Morehouse in Atlanta, Georgia,
falls a little below in its accom
The Morehouse health center is
a separate building with about 35
beds and employs a full time
Kent Hall houses Bennett’s cen
ter with an infirmary of seven
beds. Nurse Trammell is nurse as
well as dormitory director.
Miss Trammell received her
Bachelor of Arts at Benne'it Col
lege and her Bachelor of Science
in nursing at Dillard University.
U. of S. C. Adopts
New Honor Rules
Columbia, S. C. — (I'P-) — A-
proposal has been adopted by the
Honor Board of the University of
South Carolina to permit mem
bers to serve as investigators in
cases involved in honor. During
the recent meeting, Phil Moody,
chairman, displayed samples of
the signs to be placed in each
classroom. Each sign bears a mot
to or saying pertaining to honor.
The board also were read the
contents of the following letter,
which is being sent to all faculty
members of the University: “We,
’the members of the Honor Board
at Carolina, wish to put before
you, the faculty, a set of rules to
follow under our pnasent honor
system. These are not regulations,
they are suggestions which we
wish you to follow in order to
give us a uniform system.
1. There should be no supervi
sion in a prodtoring sense
during a quiz.
2. Thta faculty should feel free
to come and go as desired, but
are urged not to proctor.
(a) By proctoring we mean
walking up and down be
tween the rows of seats.
(b) A professor should stay in
the room if he wishes, to
correct papers and answer
3. It is suggested that at the
beginning of each academic
semester and before each
quiz, that the professor re
mind the class of the honor
4. Studying old quizzes is per
fectly legal and tha’t the pro
fessors should change quizzes
If you wish to appear agreeable
in society, you must consent to be
taught many things which you al
Of all the things men can do or
make here below, by far the most
momentous, wonderful, and
worthy ana the things we call