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“Believing that an informed campus is a Key to Democracy*
^ennett College
Greensboro, N. q.
Living Madonnas and
Christmas Concert
Morehouse Choir To
Appear In Concert
The Morehouse College Choir,
under the direction of Wendell P.
Whalen, will appear in the Annie
Memer Pfeiffer Chapel on No
vember 29 at 8:00 p. m. in the
second of the 1957-1958 Lyceum
This marks one of the outstand
ing traditions of the College. The
Bennett girls are hostess to the
Morehouse men during the
Thanksgiving holidays.
A new treat is in store this year
for the Bennett Community as
the Bennett Vesper Choir will
blend their voices with the iClore-
house Choir to sing at the Friday
morning formal chapel service.
The two-day events will include:
1) Thanksgiving morning, the
YWCA Hike to the County Home,
followed by the White Breakfast
at 9:00 a. m. At 2:00 p. m. the
Thanksgiving Classic — football
game between Noith Carolina Col
lege and A&T. Thanksgiving night
an on campus movie.
2) Friday night the Morehouse
College Concert followed by the
“Hajrvegt Ball’^’ 9:00 p. m.-l:00
a. m.)
Apology fo Mrs. Heirich
The Bennett Banner staff wishes
to apologize to Mrs. Jane Heirich
of the music faculty for failing
to mention her in the report on
new faculty members in the first
' Tssae-ef the paper.
Mrs. Heirich is a graduate of
Earlham College, Richmond, In
diana, where she specialized in
piano. She has done further work
at Badcliffe College.
Before joining the Bennett fam
ily, Mrs. Meirich taught piano at
Earlham College. Her course of
instruction here axe Instrumenta
tion and Orchestra.
Veronica Dean Attends
yWCA Committee Meet
Miss Veronica Dean, a Bennett
College junior, attended the Plan
ning Committee Meeting of the
North Carolina Student YWCA
Conference which met in the
YWCA Building of the University
of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
on November 16.
Nine persons w«re present, rep
resenting six colleges and univer
sities. Mrs. Doris V. Wilson, Na
tional Student Secretary of the
i Southern Region, presided over the
purpose of the conference was
to plan the Area Meeting which
will be held here at Bennett Col
lege on February 28—^March 2,
The Area Meeting goals are: 1)
To strengthen local association
programs through leadership
training, inspiration and sharing
of ideas. 2) to interpret the work
of the National Student YWCA,
NSCY, and the Regional Council
to local associations. 3) to build
fellowship and understanding
among local associations, and 4)
to provide opportunity for more
members to partieipate in the in
tercollegiate program of the
It was felt that the conference
would be more effective if its
theme were centered around perti
nent facts which would be related
to each local YWCA. Therefore,
the committee decided on the
theme “Is Your God Real?”
Mrs. Wilson suggested that each
YWCA club discussed the theme
prior to attending the conference
at Bermett next year.
African Missionary
Speaks On Her Trip
‘‘The darkest thing about Africa
is our knowledge of It,” said Miss
Pay Smith, missionary-teacher to
Speaking at a current event
session at Bennett College, Miss
Smith told of some of her ex
periences dining her three years
in Ghana and Liberia.
The missionary-teacher com
mented that education and re
ligion have opened many doors
to freedom. The “cry of freedom”
rings throughout Africa, she con
The speaker pointed out the
opi>ortunities for adventureous
qualified men and women in this
changing society.
“We have seen and heard of
the dark side of Africa, let ujs
now look on the brighter side,”
she concluded.
A brief question period followed
her remarks.
Tonkins Addresses
Dudley Honor Society
“Youth at the Crossroads” was
the theme of the address by Miss
Delores Tonkins at the annual in
stallation service of the National
Honor Society of Dudley High
School, October 26.
A charter member of the organi
zation, Miss Tonkins, now a senior
at Bennett, is interested in sociol
Correlating her speech with the
four principles of the organization,
character, service, scholarship,
and leadership, the speaker point
ed up the different areas where
positive action must be taken.
“I do I'.ot mean to imply that
th»>re are four roads which we may
take as youth,’ she statec, “rather,
it seems to me that this is the
time for making big decisions. I
think of this in terms of cross-
Miss Tonkins continued by ex
plaining these cardinal principles
saying that character is used as
a type of measurement in our so
She admonished the Dudley
High School students to cultivate
a sense of service by doing small
things, so that when the time
comes to move into the adult
world it can be done naturally
and effectively. The manner in
which service is rendered was also
"A strong stand for that which
is right, regardless of the crowd,
to stand firm upon a conviction
until proved wrong, to support and
follow those who lead the way—
these are surely the actions of
leadership,” stated the speaker,
saying that upon good leadership
rests in part the success of the
Negro’s and the world's struggle
for peace.
The Bennett senior saw excel
lence as the mark of a scholar.
Continued on Pagre Three
Alumna Dorothy Brown
Visits Bennett College
the department of sociology, Haverford, (Pa.) College, who
delivered the Founders’ Day address at Bennett College on
Nov. 10 shown with Miss Jimmie English, president of the Stu
dent Senate, and F*resident Willa B. Player, just before join
ing the academic procession. The topic of Dr. Reid’s address
was, “Adventures in FaitJi or the Philosophy of a Fool.”
Dr. Dorothy Brown returned to '
our campus on October 20 to as
sist in giving physical examina
tions. She is now assistant to the
chairman in the department of
surgery at Meharry Medical
School and is also an attending
surgeon at Riverside Hospital and
Hubbard Hospital in Nashville,
Tenn., a part of Meharry.
This is Dr. Brown’s second year
of giving physical examinations
at Bennett. Her message to the
students is, “Women should go into
medicine because they want to,
not because they have to, for a
living.” She also stated that there
is as much religion in medicine
as there is in missionary work,
and a person in religion and med
icine should have a well rounded
philosophy. When Dr. Brown was
asked what she thought was the
most satisfactory reward she re
ceived out of the field of medi
cine, she said, “The personal con
tact of people who need help.”
Speaking of her Alma Mater
and its beauty, she said, “It is
hard for a Bennett girl to forget
the significance of the simplicity
of the quadrangle and the general
college layout.” Dr. Brown an
ticipates sending her daughter,
Lola Denise to Bennett.
The other visiting doctors giv
ing physical examinations were
very impressed with Bennett. Dr.
Thomas Gates, who plans to go
into the field of obstetric gyno-
cology, said that this was the
most enjoyable trip he has made.
Dr. James A. Johnson, who plans
to go into the field of anesthesi
ology, was impressed by the social
and cultural bearings of the Ben
nett girls. Dr. Samuel J. Basker-
ville Jr., who also plans to go into
the field of obstetric gynocology,
said that if he should have a
daughter, she will come to Ben
Last, but not least. Dr. Georgia
Bone Mitchell, who plans to prac
tice internal medicine, was im
pressed by the gracious hospital
ity, and the friendliness exhibited
by everyone on the campiis. These
doctors are in their senior year at
Freshman Choir
Sings At Vespers
The Bennett College Freshman
Choir made its first appearance
at the November 17 Sunday ves
per service. |
In addition to leading the sing
ing of the hymns, the choir sang
"And the Glory of the Lord” and
“Sent Prom Heaven.”
Members of the freshman choir
First sopranos: Esther Alexan
der, Janet Arthur, Linda Brown,
Lola Campbell, Barbara Currie,
Jean Gust, Elizabeth Harris, Mar
ian Simmons, Robbie Walton,
Carole Watson, and Sandra White-
Second sopranos: Juanita Bing,
Helen Brown, Angela Carroll,
Peggie Haith, Lyvonne McAdoo,
Carolyn Purvis, Alvis McCarther,
Leacy Shipman, Roslyn Smith, and
Shirley Thompson.
First altos; Gloria Adams, Ellen
Alexander, Zelia Brown, Dolores
Finger, Doris Luck, Barbara Meb-
ane, Ellen Moore, Von Deleath
Moore, Mary Reed, and Bernice
Second altos: Eunice Alston,
Carolyn Davis, Essie Duncan, Jo
Ann Goins, Barbara Hawkins, Jew
ell Jessup, JuHette McKoy, Joyce
Pullam, Joanne Simmons, and Ce-
lenda WiDiams.
Lois Johnson is the choir’s ac
companist and Mr. Edward Lowe
is the director.

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