THE BENNETT BANNER
“Believing that an infornned campus is a Key to Democracy’*
VOL. XXVIII, NO. 2
GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA
On Founder's Day
An annual event at Bennett Col
lege is the Founders’ Day observ
ance. It is a pause to commemorate
the memory of those early found
ers who gave so much so that so
many might enjoy the benefits of
The services for Founders’ Day
were held on October 20, in the
college chapel at' 11:00 a.m. The
speaker for the occasion was Dr.
Frederick D. Patterson of New
York City, chairman of the Ben
nett board of trustees. Dr. Willa
B. Player presided at this occasion
with the scripture reading and in
vocation conducted by Dr. E. F
Black, secretary of the trustee
Appreciations were delivered by
Dr. Dorothy Bardolph, represent
ing the faculty and by Miss Bar
bara Whitfield, representing the
student body. Miss Nancy Wiggins
conducted the Litany of Gratitude.
Dr. Patterson spoke on “Bennett
as an Increasing Purpose”. Paying
tribute to the founding president,
(of the institution as a woman’s
college). Dr. D. D. Jones, the speak
er described this man as one with
an idea whose time had come.
The establishment of a college for
the education oi young women was
the fulfillment of “an idea that
was timely both in terms of ac
ceptance and 'n^ed.” Through his
devotion to this idea. Dr. Jones
Inspired others to share it with
Dr. Patterson traced the develop
ment of the coUege, not only as
an educational institution, but as
an Institution involved in commun
ity affairs. Cited examples of the
community services were the Satur
day School and civil rights demon
In stressing the need for the
college to continue in this purpose,
Dr. Patterson said, “As the nation
clears away the imipediments of
discrimination and segregation, it
merely frees all of its citizens to
join, unhindered, in the herculean
task of achieving a life of stability
at home and the strength required
to work effectively for peace and
prosperity of mankind every
Senior Class Is Briefed
Members of the senior class were
given a briefing concerning scho-
larshiE>s, national selection ex
aminations, and resource materials
by the Graduate Scholarship
Committee on October 16.
This committee is chaired by
Miss Wilhelmina Gilbert who pre
sided at the meeting. Other mem
bers of the committee who par
ticipated in the briefing were Mrs.
Nellouise Watkins, Mr. Charles L.
Brown, Miss Fannie Fisher, Mrs.
Mary Coleman, Miss Doris Rogers,
and Dr. J. Henry Sayles.
Mrs. Trader spoke to the group
on national selection examinations.
She was concerned mainly with
the Graduate Record Examina
tion, the Miller Analogies Test
and the Medical College Admis
Miss Fannie Fisher informed
the group of special materials
available in Holgate Library.
Busy For Faculty
During the month of September
members of the student body were
given an opportunity to relate
their summer experiences in
chapel. Many of our faculty mem
bers had exciting and interesting
experiences during the summer
months. The faculty members men
tioned below are in the Social
Those members of the faculty in
social science who studied includ
M. T. Coleman—The American
Student and His College, Guidance,
S-L Fu—Congressional Library
researching Patria Potesta and
Filial Piety in ’Traditional or Con-
C. E. Garth—University of Ken
tucky, completed work for Ph.D
L. Richards — Merrill - Palmer
Institute, Detroit, Michigan.
M, A. Rogers—Contemporary Al
gebra, Modern Mathematics, N- C.
A. and T. College at Greensboro.
A. P. Simpson—Passed Ph.D.
German examination at Duike Uni
versity for the University of Mis
D. Trader—University of Chica
Faculty members involved in
teaching experiences include: W.
Alcorn and G. Breathett—Social
Science Workshop, Tuskeigee In
J. Corry—Baltimore Area Pas
tor’s School, Bennett College.
R. Fields—Special Education,
Educational Psychology, N. C. A
and T. College at Greensboro. '
S-L Fu—^Chinese Art in the
Shang-Yang Period, Guilford Col
C. E. Garth—Continental Con- j
ference of Liberal Religious j
Youth, Guilford College. [
M. A. Rogers—Workshop for
Staffing Migrant Child Care Cen
ters, Calvay, N. Y.
(Continued on Page 4)
Book Fair Sponsored
By Library Committee
Our Annual paperbacpi Book
Fair was held during the\ week
end'oi 6-S, in'tlA|b'avid
D. Jones Student Uni(^ fair
is sponsored by the Librai^ Com
mittee of which Dr. DorothJ^ Bar
dolph is chairman. There Kvas a
pre-session of book reyio^vs in
chapel preceding the Fair.
This year’s fair promised to be
even more interesting and'reward
ing than in previous years. Many
popular and interesting books
were ordered. There were more
in the fields of science, religion
In addition to old favorites such
as Hawthorne there were many
contemporary writers such as
Maureen O’Hara, Pearl S. Buck,
John Steinbeck, Salinger, Douglas
Members of the Freshman Class Steering Committee have been selected for the first semester. They
are (left to right) Barbara Moore, treasurer; Roma Best, student-at-large; Patricia Mixon, co-chairman; Bea
trice England, secretary; Andrea DesVerney, chairman.
Freshman class officers for the
first ierjl^esteii have been acleiy,ed,
representing several sectionfe of
Chairman of the Freshman class
Steering Committee is Andrea
DesVemey of New Rochelle, New
York. Andrea is an English ma
jor and an art minor. Her past
summer was spent working for
the CBS network. She has a pro
found interest in painting.
Co-chairman of the class is Pa
tricia Mixon from Greenwood.
Mississippi. A political science
major and history minor, Patricia
has taken an active role in the
Student Nonviolent Coordinating
Committee as a volunteer worker.
Her hobbies include reading and
sewing along with music apprecia
E'eatrice England of Cincinnati,
Ohio is secretary of the class. An
elementary education major at
Bennett, she enjoys ice skating as
a hobby. This summer She work
ed in a department store.
Treasurer of the class is Bar
bara Moore, a native of Greens
boro, North Carolina. Barbara is
pursuing a major in business edu
cation and enjoys music very
much. Her summer activities
were as a cashier and in a hospi
Roma Best is Student-at-Large
and is also a native of Greensboro.
Roma plans a major in chemistry
with German as a minor. Her in
terests extend from music to
science projects. She demonstrated
her ability in modern dance at tre
freshman Talent Show. She spent
the summer in New York city as
the winner of a science award.
Mrs. Keleti Presented
In October 23 Concert
Mrs. Lily Keleti, artist in resi
dence at Bennett College, was pre
sented in concert on October 23 in
the College chapel. The presenta
tion was the third in''a series of
programs to enrich the cxiltural
aspect of the Bennett student, par
ticularly in the area of music.
Mrs. Keleti, a noted pianist who
has been presented in many con
certs both in this country and
Europe, thrilled her audience with
a program of Hungarian music in
commemoration of the seventh an
niversary of the Hungarian Revolt.
Stop watching the clock —
Time will pass ....
how about you?
to learn g
The . • . community must launch
. . . “study-ins” that involve both
vocational guidance and academic
preparation. These study-ins . . .
must become an article of faith,
a folk covenant between the stu
dents and their teachers.
—Louis E. Lomax
Last month was an exciting one
for Greensboro theatre goers.
This city played host to an event
of national significance to the
theatre and to education. The
theatre-lecture series of TJNC-G
sponsored the visit of the Nation
al Repertory Theatre which con
sisted of half a hundred actors^
designers, directors and techni
cians who came to North Carolina
to complete their final prepara
tions for NRT’s 1963-64 National
Tour. A busy schedule of rehears
als, seminars and student training
was laid out, culminating in the
first public performances.
The idea of repertory is to pre
sent a group of plays in alternate
performances. In speaking to a
small group of students after the
performance of “The Crucible,’^
Farley Granger commented on the
fact that repertory offers more of
a challenge than a Broadway run.
Other members of the cast were in
agreement with Mr. Granger. In
fact, Mrs. Frances Ann Dougherty
and Mr. Michael Dewell found
that the response among perform
ers was so great that they had no
problem in organizing a company.
Eva le Gallienne, who was a star
in the first NRA tour in 1961-62,
is, now. Fit the of tlio.
pany, which also includes Farley
Granger and Anne Meacham. MisS
Le Gallienne ranks as an histori
cal pioneer. She was quoted in
The New York Post as having said,
“America needs variety. Our com
mercial theatre is very narrow in
range; it’s as if you were to limit
your library only to best sellers.
I was 35 years ahead of my time,"
she says, referring to the Civic
Repertory Theatre she used to.
run from 1926-1932 where she
staged innumerable fine plays,
with excellent players, and at ex
tremely modest prices.
The tour includes three plays.
Miss Le Gallienne’s new adap
tation of Chekhov’s “The Sea
gull” is one of them, and she also
directs and plays the role of Ma
dame Arcadina. The other plays
are Jean Anouilh’s Ring ’Round
the Moon” and Arthur Miller’s
“The Crucible.” Granger played
Concantine in “The Seagull,” the
twins in Anouilh’s comedy and
Proctor in Miller’s drama. Miss
Meacham portrayed Nina in Chek
hov, Lady India in the Anouilh
and Elizabeth Proctor in the Mil
Bennett College was fortunate-
in having one of the members of
the company, Osceola Archer, to
speak in a chapel program. Miss
Archer was once dramatic instruc
tor here and she returned to the
college to present the Little Thea
ter Guild with a plaque won by
the organization when it was un
der her direction. She urged per
sons interested in the theatre to
continue to pursue this interest
and she told the dramatic story of
her own success.
Tre National Repertory Theatre
now moves on to the twenty cities
included in its tour. Plans include
the major cities of Boston, Chica
go, Cleveland, Dallas, Los Angeles,
St. Louis, Washington and Wil