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VOL. 3, NO. 3 ROCKY MOUNT, N. C.. OCTOBER 24, BI-WEEKLY—$2.00 YEARLY Founders' Day: 'A Report To Shareholders' Frosh Elect Joe Boling President Joe BoMng was elected presi dent of the Freshman Class on October 11, lin a run-off election held in the official S.G.A. poUs in the Student Union and the Administration Building. A graduate of Granby High School in Norfolk, Va., Joe was active in many student affairs such as Monogram Club, secre- tary-treasurer o fthe Hi-Y, re presentative to M.G.A., Varsity wrestler, and B.T.U. public speaking champion. He also attended St. Louis In stitute of Music for the 1961 Sum mer Session. As president of the Freshman Class, Boling represents the class in all matters of student govenmient as weU as holding a seat in the Senate of the S.G.A. Other candidates for presi dent of the freshman class were John Lane of Arlington, Va., and Steve Cherry of Rocky Mount. Hie candidates for freshman offices were nominated at a recent assembly. In a three-day run-off for the vice presidency, John Edgerton received the highest number of votes. Edgerton served as presi dent of the Student Body his senior year in high school as weU as holding a class office for three years, as a member of the Beta Club and M.Y.F. Betty Ann Stevens holds the office of secretary for the Fresh man Class. She held other sec retarial positions in high school student government. Jim Poteat was elected treas urer of the class. '\ ' A ^ 's ^ ' i.'-* ' PARTICIPANTS IN FOUNDERS’ DAY PROGRAM — These men will participate in the Founders’ Day program to be held on campus Thursday. From left to right are W. Jasper Smith, Dr. C. Edwin Harwood, Dean Jack W. Moore and Dr. Jack W. Teagarden. Dr. Teagarden wiU serve as faculty marshal. First Production Set By Dramatics Group Wesleyan’s first dramatic pro duction, MoUere’s Tartuffe, wiU be presented on Dec. 7 and 8 in the cafeteria Dy the newly-form- ed campus drama group. The Wesleyan Players. Admission wiU be $1 per person. Tartuffe is considered by many as Moilere’s greatest play, and certainly as his most con troversial. It was in fact, so con troversial that after its first performance in 1664 it was ban ned from the public and was produced five years later only under the protection of Louis FROSH OFFICERS—Newly-elected freshman class officers are Joe Boling, John Egerton, Jim Poteat and Betty Ann Stevens. XIV. A farce comedy, it features a cast of 12—seven men and five women, and is divided into five acts. The title was derived from the main character in the play, Tartuffe, who is considered a religious hpyocrite, or a fraud with a pious front to outsiders. The production is under the direction of Wallace H. John son, head of the Drama De partment. Assisting him is RoyaU Brown, student business man ager. Although the casting has been completed, positions are stUl open for student assistance in the areas of stage management and other backstage jobs such as properties, publicity, and costuming. Two Russian Embassy Men Visit Campus Yuri Vasdlieu and Valentin Shorin, the second and third secretary of the Russian Em bassy in V/ashington, D. C., visited the campus and gave a lecture on “Russian Economy” in the Student Union last Sat urday morning. Both are out standing Russian economists. Vasilieu and Shorin were vi siting Rocky Mount and last Friday spoke at a luncheon meeting of the Chamber of Com merce. When invited to visit Wesley an they both accepted and came Friday afternoon and then agreed to return Saturday morning to speak with students in an in formal question-lecture session. Both students and faculty par ticipated in the session, which lasted over two hoiu-s. Their visit to Rocky Mount was a part of a tour they were making of several southern states. Program Will Feature Talk By L W. Hill “Report to the Shareholders” will be the theme for Founders’ Day as more than 1,000 friends and patrons of the college ga ther on campus tomorrow to celebrate its founding in 1956. Luther W. Hill, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, will be the featured speaker and will present a certificate of recog nition to the “Founders of North Carolina Wesleyan College.” Aerial color photographs will also be presented at this time. Other featured speakers wlU include college Comptroller, W. Jasper Smith, speaking on the theme, “A Six Year Steward ship,” Dr. C. Edwin Harwood, Chairman of the Humanities Di vision, wiU present “One Fa culty Member’s Academic Am bitions for Wesleyan,” and Dean Jack W. Moore who wiU present “Academic Aspirationst—A Look Into the Future.” Dr. Thomas A. Collins, president, wUl pre side. The academic procession al will be led by Faculty Mar shall, Dr. Jack Teagarden. Between 12:30 and 1:30 a bar becue dinner will be served to guests, students, trustees, facul ty, and staff behind the Power Plant. Following the luncheon, the campus hold an Open House, and visitors wUl be in vited to tour the Student Union, Dormitories, and other sites of interest. The Founders’ Day Convo cation will begin at 2 o’clock with the academic procession followed by an anthem by the Wesleyan Singers. During the convocation, guests will meet the Trustees of the College and the Directors of the Rocky Mount area Wesleyan College Foundation. Special guests at the observ ance this year will be all per sons in Nash and Edgecombe LUTHER W. HILL Counties who have made pledg es to help establish Wesleyan. At 3:30, a reception and Open House will be held at the Presi dent’s home, at which time plat form guests and speakers wiU be recognized. The day will begin with the faU meeting of the Board of Trustees at 11 a. m. Climaxing the day wiU be the second performance in the Wes leyan Concert Series for this year, as Dr. WUliam G. Sasser and Thelma Sasser present a duo-piano concert in Garber Chapel at 8:15 p. m. All guests are invited to remain for the concert. Decree Needs More Reporters On Staff Openings exist on the staff of The Wesleyan Decree for re porters, according to Mary C. Hodgin, editor. “We are trying to make The Decree an outstanding college newspaper and the staff needs additional workers who are in terested in the paper and its function as the voice of Wes leyan students,” she said. Interested students should ap ply at The Decree office. RUSSIAN VISITORS—President Thomas A. ColUns shows a copy of the Wesleyan College annual to campus visitors Yuri VasUeu and Valintin Shorin, members of the Russian Embassy in Washington, D. C.