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THE BENNETT BANNER
“Believing that an informed campus is a Key to Democracy”
VOL. XXVII, NO. 3
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
World Art Represented
In "Living Madonnas"
Paintings by nine artists, rep
resenting Russia, Japan, India,
Africa, Germany, England, France,
Denmark, and America, were re
produced by living models when
the “Living Madonnas” was pre
sented in Pfeiffer Chapel, Sun-
(Jjay night, December 10, at 7
The event, ushering in the
Christmas season at the college
was presented in a completely
darkened chapel, with student
models recreating in tableau, the
paintings of the masters.
Art works which were portray
1. “The Annunciation” by Alex
ander Ivanov, of Russia; madonna,
2. “The Birth of Jesus” by
Kwaiseki Sadakata, of Japan: ma
donna, Sudie Mae Payton.
3. “The Nativity” by Marius
Topno, of India; madonna, Betty
4. “Madonna and Child” by Rusi
B'eseriko, of Africa; madonna, Ma
5. “The Adoration of the Christ
Child” by Albrecht Durer, of Ger
many; madonna, Elizabeth Car
Rose” by Alfred Hitchens, of Eng
land; madonna, Mable Frazier.
7. “Flight into Egypt,” anony
mous Danish artist; madonna, Mae
8. “Our Lady of Nazareth” by
Bosseron Chambers, of the United
States; madonna, Madeline Boyd.
Mr. Clarence Whiteman at the
organ and the freshman choir, un
der the direction of Mr. Edward
Lowe, furnished the musical back
ground. Frederika Smith narrat
ed the program.
The program was produced un
der the chairmanship of Mr.
James C. McMillan, head of the
art department. Cooperating de
partments included art, clothing,
drama, music, and maintenance.
Morehouse Glee Club
Gives Annual Concert
The Pfeiffer Chapel was the
scene of a concert presented by
the Morehouse Glee Club. Thj
event occured on Friday, Novem
ber 24 at 3:00 p.m. The glee club,
under the direction of Mr. Albert
T. Perkins, sang several selec
tlons. They included religious
songs, Negro spirituals, and folk
tunes. Some of the numbers were
from Hassler, Schubert, Badh,
Brahms, Handel, and Wagner.
Variety was added to the pro
gram when members of the group
presented a piano solo and a
number of vocal solos. The high
light of the evening came when
the college quartet presented a
medley includ'ng a humorous
tune about women.
At the conclusion of the pro
gram, Mr. Perkins asked all
Morehouse graduates from the
audience to .ioin the glee club on
the platfnrn'; to sing the More
house College Hymn.
Y. W. C. A. Sponsors
The Y.W.C.A. sponsored its an
nual trip to the county home and
the “White Breakfast” on Thanks
The trip to the county home
took place at 6:30 a.m. There the
Bennett students offered gifts to
the patients and entertained them
with a brief program.
The “White Breakfast” clim
axed the morning’s activities. The
program at the breakfast high
lighted a solo by Faye Lee and
a song coming from the More
house College Choir. During the
breakfast, all guests were intro
Seven Juniors Tapped
For Sigma Rho Sigma
Seven juniors who have attain
ed a B or above average in the
social sciences and have main
tained averag,e., ,srades or above
in other disciplines have b3en
tapped for membership in Sigma
Rho Sigma. They are Sarah
Beatty, Leslie Doty, S o n n i e
Green, Sandra Hann, Elizabeth
Riggs, Evalina Williams, and Lu
The purposes of Sigma Rho Sig
ma are to encourage and promote
research, to recognize achieve
ment in the field of SociaJ
Sciences to promote the co-opera
lion of students in the field oJ
human relations, to promote pro
fessional growth and development
among the members and to work
together on problems of mutual
Sigma Rho Sigma’s president
is Freddie Lois StnVes. Thp
sors are Dr. George Breathetl
and Dr. Rose Karfiol.
End Campus Stay
The group of 15 women edu
cators from East and West Africa
ended on November 29, a 10 day
stay at Bennett, the last stop of
a cross-country tour which was
part of an lni|^national Coopera
tion Administiation Project.
On Monday, Novemoer 20, the
group was welcomed to Bennett
and to Greensboro in a chape^
program wnerem leading citizens
of Greensboro participated. These
personalities included: Honorabiv;
jJavid Schenck, mayor of the
city; Mr. Phillip J. Weaver, sup
erintendent of Greensboro's pub
lic schools, and Dr. J. J. Powell,
pastor of Calvary Methodis,
Church. At the program Dr.
Verna Carley, coordinator of ac
tivities for the educators, present
ed the African women. She stated
that each is a pioneer in her field.
The women were: Miss Lottie
E. A. Hamilton-Hazeley and
Mrs. Lati Hyde - Forster from
Sierra Leone; Misses Alberta
Addo and Dorice Martinson from
Ghana; Mrs. Priscilla Adewale,
Mrs. Olusole S. Banjo, and Mrs.
Margaret Kitchener Olowu of Ni
geria; Miss Ethel Mapoma from
Northern Rhodesia; Mrs. Victoria
Mutswairo from Southern Rho
desia; Miss Flossie H. Chokani
from Nyasaland; Miss Gulzar
Sunderji and Miss Pamela Ogo‘
irdm Kenya; Miss Kzeriiia Ivlwal-"
popo from Tanganyika; Mrs.
Samira Seif and Mrs. Saada
Barwani from Zanzibar.
During their stay, the women
attended classes and forums here
at E-annett and toured the cam
pus. Dr. Player and the Pre-
Alumni - Association held recep
tions for the group. Various clubs
on campus, including the Inter
national Relations Club and Omi-
cron Eta Chi, entertained the
ladies. They participated in as
many campus activities as pos
While in Greensboro, they were
entertained in private homes. In
addition they were speakers at
several community churches. The
group also visited many of th°
educational institutions of the city
and state. Amr'ng these were the
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57 From the Senior Class
Engage In Cadet Teaching
By Seniors Here
The Bennett Banner Staff takes
pleasure in announcing that ths
following poems have been ac
cepted for publication in the An
nual Anthology of College Poetry
“Passion” by Annette Robinson
and “The Journey” by Ollie John
This Anthology is a compila
tion of the finest poetry written
by the college men and women
of America, representing every
section of the country. Selection':
were made from thousands of
poems submitted. We congratu
late for the entire Bennett Fam
ily the students on this honor.
W. A. A. Attends
Fall Sports Day
Twelve members of the Wo
men’s Athletic Association at
Bennett College, accompan ed b>
three faculty members, attended
the fall Sports Day at South
Carolina State College in Orange
burg, December 1-2.
The students who attended
wfei-S: ■ ' ■
Misses Alice Airall, Kingston.
Jamaica; Betty Murphy, Inver
ness, Fla.; Patricia Murphy, Wal
lace, N. C.; Gloria Montgomery
Sumter, S. C.; Shirley Goldston,
Ramseur, N. C.; Beverly Bryan
Tryon, N. C.; Harriet Upton, At
lantic City, N. J.; Doris Tate
Morganton, N. C.; Wilkie Me
Dowell, Syracuse, N. Y.; Joyce
Lacey, Montgomery, Ala.; Bon
nie Suthern, Lincoln University
Penna.; and Clara Cutler, Cam
den, N. J.
The hospitality of South Caro
lina State College included a so
cial affair, and a banquet a
which Dr. E. Doris McKinney
spoke. In the tournament the
girls were especially victorious i"^
soccer. The next Sports Day wil
be in the spring at Bennett Col
Here are the seven juniors tapped for Sigma Rho Sigma.
Practice teaching at six Greens
boro elementary schools began on
October 23 for 19 seniors major
ing in elementary education. 38
secondary majors began their
cadet teaching on November 13,
at 14 North Carolina schools.
The elementary education ma
jors are teaching for eight weeks.
They are under the supervision
of Mrs. Mary T. Coleman and
Miss Mary Ann Rogers. Under
the supervision of Dr. Chauncey
G. Winston and Mr. C. I. Brown,
the secondary education majors
are teaching for six weeks. The
Washington Street School:
Misses Amy Adam. Ann Watson,
Catherine Rink, Thomasene Dob
son, Carolyn Peele, and Gloria
David Caldwell School: Misses
Margaret Strait, Grace Mitchell,
Janet Edwards, Helen S'trickland,
Charles N. Moore School: Mrs.
Bluford School: Misses Idelrie
Moore, Barbara Byrd, Barbara
David D. Jones School: Misses
Pathia Stewart, Brenda Faye
Saunders, and Adell Taylor.
J. C. Price School: Miss Nancy
JrhKAsji. - ij^. —*-
Dudley High School, Greens
boro: Misses Rosalie Stanley,
Phyllis Benson, Dorothy Bacon,
Ollie Johnson, Mary Frances
Lan^, Barbara F. Jackson, Ezell
Brady, Valaida Wynn, Jean
Hayes, Patsy Gilreath Alma Pin-
nix, Delores Gary, and Sandra
Lincoln Junior High School,
Greensboro: Misses Charletta
Pickering, Mattilyn Talford, Wil
lie Waugh, Mrs. Jacquelyn F,
Meadows, and Mrs. Linda A.
P^ice Junior High School,
Greensboro: Misses Juanita
Wheeler, Annie Robinson, Katie
Neely, and Edwina Price.
Dunbar High School, Lexing
ton, N. C.: Misses Lula Goolsby,
and Celestine Miller.
William Penn High School,
High Point, N. C.: Miss Pauline
Atkins High School, Winston-
Salem, N. C.: Misses Gloria Lee
and Jo Jean Lowrance.
Paisley Senior High School,
Winston-Salem, N. C.: Miss Willa
Logan High School, Concord,
N. C.: Misses Desretta McAllister
and Emma Howie.
Carver High School, Winston-.
Salem, N. C.: Mis'es Gwendolyn
George and Ida Marie Sloan.
Central High School, Graham,
N. C.: Miss Margarella Bridgers.
Morningside High School,
Statesville, N. C.: Miss Alma
J. F. Gunn School, Burlington,
N. C.: Miss Eleanor Fulton.
Caswell County Training
Pchool, Yanceyville, N. C.: Miss
Serond Ward High School,
Tharlofte, N. C.: Misses Gloria
Keene and Joyce Womble.