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Cla SS of 1961 O ne oF Largest In Bennett History
Frosh Come From
18 Slates And
2 Foreign Lands
BENNETT FRESHMEN—One of the largest freshman classes in the history of Bennett College—157 shown in front of
Annie Pfeiffer Chapel, following Sunday morning worship service. They come from 18 states and four foreign countries.
Record Group Attends
Leadership Conference
“Developing Values through
Campus Participation” was the
theme considered by Bennett stu
dent leaders during their annual
fall conference, September 9-12.
The attention of the leaders was
focused on the areas of substantial
programing, strong leadership, ad
equate finance, and broad partici
These emphases were highlight
ed in the opening address, “Let’s
Talk It Over,” by Student Senate
President, Jimmie English, as she
pointed out the significant role
played by the co-curricular activi
ties program in achieving some of
the objectives set forth in the
purpose of Bennett College.
For the clubs and organizations
to function effectively, a formula
of p P p was given. Interpreting
the formula as programing, pre
ceded by planning, followed by
participation, the President said,
■“Programing necessitates preplan
ning with some knowledge of what
you think your group would like.”
The address was concluded with
the posing of five questions to be
discussed in the buzz session which
1. Why do not more students
participate in co-curricular ac
tivities? The reasons given includ
ed unrecognized goals, monotony
of prograin, and the inactive part
taken by some members.
2. What are some ways of moti
vating interest in clubs, organiza
tions and campus activities and
events? Suggested were preplan
ning of programs, more organiza
tions centered around hobbies,
use made of the talents of as many
members as jtossible, and limita
tion of goals to include time and
finance of all members.
3. What is the real meaning of
leadership? It was generally
agreed that leadership is being
able to stimulate a group to work
together to reach a said goal;
co-ordinating rather than dictat
4. What ideas have you for pro
moting college spirit? Suggestions
included group singing, wearing
school colors and emblems, em
phasizing standards and traditions,
orientating upperclassmen as well
as freshmen, and being more aca
demic minded.
5. What are some ways to make
students realize the imiwrtance of
club dues? Presentation of a bud
get, some means of supplementing
dues, constructive use of money,
and the ceasing of extending dead
lines were suggested.
The second general assembly
of the conference was titled, “This
Is The Way It Should Be.” A
model club meeting was presented
with ideal reports made by a
president, secretary, and treasurer.
Standard procedures for co-curric-
ular activities were also given.
Workshops were held for all the
officers of the clubs and organi
zations represented to do some of
the preplanning which had been
prescribed for success earlier in
the conference. Addie Watson,
vice-president of the student
Senate presided during the first
Under the topic, “Practice Work
ing Together,” teamwork was her
keyword: and she h&d this to say,
“Seldom can one person make for
success; it takes a number of per
sons merging into one perfect
whole.” Reports from the work
shops were made to the general
Dr. M. R. Trabue, Consultant
for the Paculty-Staff conference
attended the evening workshop
Ideas from two films shown to
the conference and discussed by
Delores Tonkins, concisely brought
to mind what leaders should be.
The 1957-1958 school year is in
full swing, with 157 freshnien en
rolled. The class of ’61 is one of
the largest classes enrolled in the
history of our Alma Mater.
The geographical distribution of
the freshmen include eighteen
states, the district of Columbia,
and two foreign countries.
The “Sunshine state” of Flori
Ida has added ten students
to the Bennett student ros
ter, while the great state of
Texas offers one student. The
North Carolinians of the class of
’61 total sixty-six.
Sisters of Bennett girls total
thirteen. There are four sisters
who have sisters who are present
ly attending Bennett. They are
(including their sisters) Lola, ’61
and Barbara, ’59, Campbell; Saun-
dra. ’61 and Yvonne, ’60, Mc
Bride; Barbara ’61 and Juanita.
’58, Philson; Mary ’61 and Dolores.
’58, Tonkins.
Nine freshmen are the sisters of
Bennett graduates. They include
Linda Brown, sister of Barbara
and Dolores Brown; Iris Jeffries,
sister of Peggy Jeffries; Barbara
Jean Speas, sister of Joan ^eas;
Kay Prances Henry. Avis McCar-
ther, Louise Turner, Shirley -
Thompson, Gwendolyn Mackel,
and Helen Brown. Prom Wilming
ton, North Carolina, come the
Daise sisters, Jacqueline and Eliza
The scope and range of the ma
jors of the class of ’61 are wide
and varied, with the bulk of the
class concentrating on home eco
nomics. sociology, psychology, ele
mentary education, pre-med, and
commercial education.
CONTINUING A TRADITION—Miss Linda Brown, of Akron,
Ohio, is greeted by President V/illa B, Player during her re-
ception for Bennett CoUege Freshmen. Two sisters, Doloris and
Barbara, are graduates of the col ege.
how they should function, and
how the groups with which they
work should function. The first
film, “Discussion in Democracy,”
pinpointed preparation, plamung
and the importance of suitable
personalities in carrying out a
The second, “How to Conduct
a Discussion,” pointed out several
qualities in conducting a meeting.
All meetings should have a good
physical setting with methods and
procedures as varied as possible
and with all members alert in try
ing to improve the performance
of the group by constant evalua
The student leaders also met
jointly with the faculty-staff to
listen to their accomplishments
and to report the progress of the
student conference. In her report
Continued On Page 2
Dr. Lovejoy Speaks
At Opening Vesper
Dr. Grordon W. Lovejoy, profes
sor of sociology, Guilford College,
delivered the message at the open
ing vesper service of this school
year. He brought before the Ben
nett faculty ond student body the
problem of fears.
Modern man faces fears today
just as his pre-historic ancestors,
said Dr. Lovejoy, citing economic
security and atomic destruction as
Success as a value becomes par
amount. No longer do mothers
sing lullabies to their children,
but constantly impress upon them
the importance of success, he
Man does not live Indefinitely
with his fears, certainly not con
tentedly, he continued. People
flock to book stores, doctors, and
psychiatrists for plaiui for success-
/ul living. But these are of the
flesh and will fail.
Dr. Lovejoy advocated the simp
ly unadorned way of the Prince
of Peace. “Ours is not a society
which makes it easy to follow the
message of the Man of Galilee.”
he stated. “It is the challenge of
the individual to seek God’s way.”
he concluded.

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