SALEM COLLEGE LIDRARY
WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1938.
Prom left to right: Dorothy Sisk,
Sikes, and Lucile Paton.
^JOUBI7AXi-8KI9Tn7EIt STArr PHOTO.
Eugenia Baynes, Rhea Gaynelle
Class Oflficers, Advisor, Stu
dent Council and I. R. S.
The Frcslimaii Class of Salem Col
lege became officially organized
with the election of their officers and
representatives this week. The class
officers are: President, Rhea Gay
nelle Sikes, Greensboro, N. C.; vice-
president, Eugenia Baynes, Winston-
Salem, X.' C.; secretajy, Lucille
Paton, Fayetteville, N. C.; and
treasurer, Dorothy Sisk, Fayette
ville, N. C.
The Representatives on the Stu
dent Council are: Reece Thomas,
Rocky Mount; Rachel Sides, Mount
Airy, N. C.; Margaret Vardell, Win
ston-Salem, N. C.
The I. R. S. Representatives are:
Betty Ooodell, Stratford, Conn; Lily
Sutton Ferrell, Winston-Salem, N. C.;
Marion Norris, Durham, X. C.
Mr. Campbell was elected Faculty
advisor to the class.
RHEA aYNELLE SIKES
New President Is the Fourth
Generation To Come
“Salem was just born and bred
in me, but this isn’t the only rea
son I love it. The girls here are
among the finest I have ever met,
and everyone is friendly and ready
to help. Then ,too, Salem has a
charm all its own,” states Rhea
Ga3Tielle Sikes who has recently been
elected president of the freshman
Ehea Gaynelle is a tall brunette
— a fourth generation Saleniite. She
possesses the rare ability of making
a group feel at ea.se as soon as she
enters it. Her witty remarks and
ready smile have cheered up many
a homesick freshman.
“My hobby is almost everything,
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FUND BEING RAISED TO
BUY OLD SALEM
Will Be Used As Center of
At the meeting of the Wachovia
Historical Society, held Tuesday
night in the Wachovia Museum, it
was announced that the society is
raising a fund with the object in
mind of purchasing the old Salem
Tavern, known as “Washington
Inn,” to add as a third unit to the
buildings it holds.
Rev. Douglas Rights, president of
the society, said that several sub
stantial contributions have already
been made to the fund.
The announcement came after Mr.
B. J. Pfohl read a paper telling a
story of the tavern. The story de
picted the tavern as the center of
community activity and interest —
Salem’s connection with the outside
world through travelers who brought
nows of other sections of the coun
The brick inn, where George Wash
ington, then president of the United
States, stayed on his visit to Salem,
stands just south of Salem square.
Dr.. Adelaide Pries gave a dis
cussion of music in the Saleip
archives, some speciments dating
from 1770. Many of the sheets in
the archives are hand copies of class
ical and secular music, a few are
printed. She discussed origins and
significance of the music the Salem,
JOURN’AIj.SENTIXFI/ staff PHOI'O.
Two more Salemitea — Mary .To Pearson and Frances Kluttz, look
over the stadium. Like it, girls?
ALPHA IOTA PI
Tea Given Wednesday
Alpha Iota Pi entertained at tea
for all now Latin students last
Wednesday afternoon from four-
thirty to six o’clock. The tea was
given in the living room of Louisa
Bitting, which was decorated ^with
many autumn flowers. The giiests
were greeted by an informal re
ceiving line made up of Dr. Smith
and Miss Hixon, sponsor; Virginia
Bratton, president, Sarah Burrell,
secretary; and Margaret Holbrook,
treasurer of the club. Gerry Baynes
poured 1;ea, and Nancy O’Neal, Lena
Morris, and Dorothy Mullen served
sandwiches, brownies, and nuts.
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OFFICIAL OPENING OF
Duke - Wake Forest Game
Marks Opening of Bow
man Gray Memorial
The Bowman Gray Memorial Stad
ium will be officially opened Satur
day afternoon when the , Demon
Deacons of Wake Forest meet the
Blue Devils of 'Duke. Preceding the
gbme will be a short but colorful
dedication exercise. At one-thirty
six brightly uniformed bands will
parade on the field and march around
the track, playing marital and col
legiate music. The bands of Wake
Forest and Duke will lead the parade
followed by the bands of the Ameri
can Legion, R. J. Reynolds, South
and Hanes high schools. The play
ing of the Star Spangled Banner by
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PIERRETTES HOLD TRY
OUTS FOR FRESHMEN
Try-Outs For Upper Class
men Held Later
Tryouts for Freshman Pierrettes
were held Monday afternoon from
4 to 6 in the Old Chajwl. The girls
will not be taken into the club until
December, but from those who tried
out Monday, the cast for the Fresh
man play ‘ ‘ Chatter, ’ ’ will be select
ed. This play is to l)o given the
second week in November, and will
be directed by Mary Turner Willis
and Elizabeth Trotnuin, under the
supervision of Mrs?. Bruce Williams.
On the same night, the play, “Far,
Far Away,” which was presented
October 13, will be repeated upon
tlie request of the College and
Try-outs for upi>er-classraen were
held Wednesday afternoon, but the
list of new members will not be pub
lished until later.
Mrs. Williams will give a talk on
make-up the first of next week, and
all girls who are interested are in
vited to come. The date will be
BY DR. AND MRS.
Graduating Class Enjoys
Members of the senior class,were
honor guests at a progressive dinner
])arty given by Dr. and Mrs. Rond-
thaler last Friday evening. The
guests were greeted in the lobby of
Main Uall by Dr. and Mrs. Rond-
thaler. Miss Lawrence, Miss Turling
ton, Miss McLean, Miss Whitehead,
Annette McNcely, Evelyn McCarty,
and Jo Hutchison.
Kach table in the dining room was
decorated with autumn flowers and
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MISSIONARY TELLS OF
LffE IN DUTCH
Miss Hilda Geysin Speaks
At Y. P. M.
- The p,v'oplc of .Dutch Guiana were
the subject of Mite Hilda Geysin’s
talk, at expanded ehapcl on Wednes
day, October 19. Mise Geysin has
spent some time in that part of South
America as a Moravian Missionary.
The mission station is located at
Surinam, as called bccause of its
nearness to the large Surinam Ri ver.
There are in Surinam, many differ
ent nationalities and there is a
population of ul)0ut 50,00. Each
nationality may be distinguished by
its language and its costumes.
The size of Dutch Guiana is about
live times that of Holland but only
about one-fourth of the county is
cultivated. Recently an expedition
set out to determine the boundary
line for Dutch Guiana. A member
of this expedition, a noted Dutch
linguist found that there was a tribe
living in the Soutliem interior still
in the stone age. This tribe had
not yet known the use of any metal.
Miss (jeysin told of the Bed In
dian, the original peojile of Guiana
The men rest, hunt, and fish but the
women do most of the work. Thest'
people live in the jungle and do not
often go into the towns. The Eur
opean, from their expedition into
the interior brought back to Surinam
some of the.se Indians who had never
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The editors are pleased to an
nounce that the following girls
tried out and have been aecept-
ed as assistants on the Salemite
-^,ro«iiNAi,-s|5)?ronu, tfTArr pboto.
Jane Davis, Ann Johnson, and Felicia Martin greet the opeBing of
the new Bowman Gray Stadium with big smiles.