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VOL. XXIV, NO. 4
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
Homemaking Institute Set
The North Carolina Student
YWCA Conference was held here
on the campus from March 1-3.
Our campus YWCA was hostess
for the group.
The co-chairmen of the con
ference were Miss Alice Allen,
Livingstone College and Miss An
ne Gordon, Woman’s College.
The opening session featured an
address by Miss Frances Williams,
Washington, D. C. The topic of
the address was “An Analysis of
our Struggle for Human Dignity in
Relation to the World Struggle.
During the conference a panel
consisting of three Y members dis
cussed “The Role of the Student
There were workshops, group
discussions, group singing and
considerations of “Leadership
Training Opportunities” and
The closing session included
elections, evaluations, and a mes
sage on “Our Responsibility in the
Revolution,” by Miss Frances Wil
liams, who was also the keynote
The conference was sponsored
by the Southern Region of the
National Student YWCA.
The delegates from the Bennett
College chapter were Miss Gloria
A. Blatch, president of the chap
ter; Misses Mary Holloway, senior;
Agatha Ricks, freshman; Alberta
Coughlin, freshman, and Emma
At the recent Birthday Dinner the
original designs. From left to right: Ma
Wnght, Joan Cooley, and Ann Cooper
following Home Economic students modeled some of their
rlene Beavers, Pauline Jessup, Harriett Butler, Rosemary
I’hoto l>y Myrtle (“rnildock
The man who has nothing to
boast of but his illustrious ances
tors is like a potato—the only good
belonging to him is under ground.
—Sir Thomas Overbury
Has the question, “What happen
ed to NASCENCE?” ever crossed
your mind? Perhaps there are
some of you who do not know what
NASCENCE was, or is.
NASCENCE is a campus pub
lication interested in printing your
creative writings. These may be
poems, short stories or drawings.
Now that you have an idea of
the main objective of this publica
tion, what about assisting the edi
tor and staff by offering your
original work? The editor, Barbara
Hickman, is looking forward to
seeing you work with the staff lor
their first publication, and the stu
dent body is looking forward to
reading your articles. So, watch
the bulletin boards closely for
notices of meetings. The rebirth
of NASCENCE depends on you.
Outstanding Students Visit Campuses
Of Seven Colleges On East Coast
A few days ago, three students
left the campus and headed for
Sarah Lawrence College in Bronx-
ville, New York, where they will
remain for two weeks as partici
pants in an exchange program.
Three Sarah Lawrence students
will spend two weeks on our cam
Three juniors were selected to
make the trip. They are. Miss
Carolyn Brown, Johnson City,
Tennessee, Miss Shirley M. Moore,
Camden, New Jersey, and Miss
Veronica Shipley, Baltimore, Md.
From February 24 to March 5,
seven student leaders toured six
eastern colleges. These students
compared campus life on other
campuses with life here at Ben
The tour included Hunter Col
lege, New York City; Brooklyn
College, Vassar, Mt. Holyoke,
Goucher College, and Morgan
The group included three sopho
mores: Misses Mary Jane Wil
liams, Barbara Campbell and Edna
Jackson; two juniors, Misses
Yvonne Wynne, and Fredrica
Washington; and two seniors,
Misses Betty East and Barbara
BIRTHDAY DINNER HIGHLIGHT—Dr. Wil'a B. Flayer, president of Bennett College, reads
names of guests who were honored at Valentine’s Day birthday dinner at the college last month.
Others in'the photo, left to right, are Miss Millie Adams, Princeton, W. J'a., Mrs. Louise G. Streat,
clothing instructor, whose students staged a fashion show, and Miss Barbara Graves, Pelham, N. C.
Dr. Thomas Heard
“Is my life good or evil? Is it
propped up or can it stand alone
when the props are removed?”
These are the questions that Dr.
James S. Thomas asked the vesper
audience at the February 3rd ser
Dr. Thomas, the associate secre
tary of the Board of Education of
the Methodist Church, from Nash
ville, Tenn., spoke on the subject
He further asked the assembled
body, “If our lives were stripped
of all adornment what would be
left which would be worth sav
The speaker pointed out the im
portance of a strong way of liv
ing which is revolutionary. This
revolutionary goodness gets a hold
of the heart, mind and will power,
and can make life worth living.
He stressed the importance of
allowing the impulse of good
change individuals and the in
dividual as a finish product. Fur
ther emphasized was the mobiliza
tion of the personality, so that
when one says, “I will be good,”
every ounce of integrity is put into
Dr. Mays To Speak
At First Session
From March 25 through March
31, our annual Homemaking In
stitute will be held. The theme
will be centered around the topic,
“Understanding Myself.” “Relating
myself to others” and “Achieving
self fulfillment” are two of the dis
Two outstanding consultants will
be here at Bennett for the Insti
tute. These persons will be Dr.
and Mrs. Harry Overstreet. They
will be present from March 27
through the 29.
The program will include round
table discussions, informal sessions,
movies, and a community college
discussion on Friday, March 27.
Culminating this year’s Institute
will be a Vesper message by Dr.
Benjamin Mays of Morehouse Col
lege, on Sunday, March 31.
Theme of Conference
The annual “Mid-Winter Lead
ership Conference” was held re
cently in the David D. Jones Stu
dent Union. The theme tor this
year’s session was “Academic
Leadership: A Means To Better
On Sunday, February 24 the
first session considered “Job Op
portunities in the Humanities.”
Miss Paula Edmunds, Student
Senate President presided. Dr.
Player, Miss Wilhelmina Gilbert,
Mr. William Gibson, Mr. James
McMillan and Dr. Hobart Jarrett
took active parts in the sessions
with discussions of “Job Oppor
tunities in Higher Education for
Women,” “Job Opportunities in
Government,” “Job Opportunities
in Public Relations,” and “Job Op
portunities in Commercial Art.”
“Job Opportunities in the Nat
ural Sciences” was the topic for
Monday evening when Opportu
nities in Dietetics, Cosmetology,
Research, Laboratory Technology,
and Public Health were highlight
ed by Miss Anna B. Camp, Mrs.
Lillian Snipes, Dr. J. Henry Sayles,
Mr. William Le Flore, Mr. Van
S. Allen, and Mr. Roy Lee. Miss
Veronica Dean presided at this ses
Miss Mayme Ellerbe presided on
Tuesday when Dr. Rose Karfiol,
Mr. J. W. Martin, Mr. Edward
Martin, Dr. James L. Stuart and
Dr. Chauncey Winston considered
with the group, “Job Opportunities
in the Social Sciences.” The discus
sion featured information concern
ing Opportunities in Finance and
Industry, Insurance, and Law.
The conference was held from
February 24-26. All of the sessions
were held in the Student Union
at 7:30 p. m.
In that worthiest of all struggles
—the struggle for self-mastery and
goodness—we are far less patient
with ourselves than God is with
us.—J. G. Holland.
Perfection is the measure of
heaven, and the wish to be perfect
the measure of man.—Goethe.