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VOL. m No. 4
ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, LAURINBURG, N. C.
October 25th, 1963
Groups Debate Integration Production:Highly Successful
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On Tuesday, October 22, the
Student Center Board held its
first In a series of discussions
on current affairs. The topic
was the March on Washington
and Professor Ludlow, Profes.
sor Solomon, Norwood Maddry,
and Dave Porter, all of whom
were at Washington during the
march, gave their opinions of
the March. All four were im
pressed with the excellent or.
ganization and genuine spirit of
equality which prevaded the whole
affair. Professors Solomon and
Ludlow and Mr. Maddry said
that they were motivated to attend
by a moral obligation, which they
felt all Americans should have,
The Fall Fling will be the
weekend of November 15 and 16,
which is also Homecoming. The
theme of the Fall Fling will be
the MOULIN ROUGE.
Friday night the activities will
include a night club and a talent
show. The night club will be a
semblance of a Parisian night
club at the turn of the century.
There will be games and exibits
which will be sponsored by dif.
ferent organizations, clubs, or
classes. Following the night club
there will be a show where school
talent, such as folk singers, will
be the entertainment. Also at the
show, the Lettermen’s Club will
present the candidates for Home
Saturday afternoon The Hunts,
men from Wake Forest will have
a concert in the L. A. Auditorium.
The Huntsmen have played in
Washington, D.C, and at numer-
ous beaches. They have just cut
a record. Saturday night Burt
Massengale and his orchestra
will play for a dance.
A meeting of the junior class
was held on October 22 to dis
cuss the raising of money for
the class project. The junior
class has planned to build en
trance gates at both main en
trances to the campus, an am
bitious undertaking which will in
volve the expenditure of about
$4,000. The class plans to in
stitute its fund raising project
by a sale of candy on consign
ment, and possibly later the sale
mistletoe to various schools in
the North for Christmas parties.
Class president, Bob Zeh, urged
the wholehearted cooperation of
all class members in the candy
sale, and stressed the uniqueness
and importance of the project.
The entranceways will feature
aggregate ’columns similar to
the aggregate panels used in the
dormitories, and center sections
of Maltess crosses similar to
those in the solar screens on
all of the buildings on campus.
They will be located at both main
en ances to the campus, and
Will be twenty one feet by fif
to further the cause of racial
equality and civil rights for Ne-
groes. All three are actively
involved in integrationist groups
and felt rather strongly about
the matter. Dave Porter, who is
not an active integrationist, was
equally influenced by the organi.
zation and spirit surrounding the
march. Mr. Porter made a stand
for equality when he mentioned
his experiences with both Ne-
groes and Whites while working
in a hospital operating room.
It was obvious from the dis.
cussion that no logical universal
conclusions could be drawn from
the citation of isolated cases.
The problem is not with the
individual Negro or a faction
of Negroes, but with the Negro
as a man among men of all races
and colors. As soon as people
realize that all men are equal
under their skins we can go
beyond the superficialities of the
SJl. Gets Grass
During the first week in Octo.
ber the new students of St. An.
drews were treated to a sight
which has become increasingly
familiar to those students who
have spent the last year or more
here—the arrival of the noisy,
destructive monster outside the
cafeteria—Le. the tractor which
turns the ground under for the
yearly planting of the winter
rye grass. The grass has grown
at such a pace in the last three
weeks that it will soon be in need
of a “hair-cut.” The rye grass
will be sprigged in the spring
and summer with Bermuda grass
■ which stays green during the hot,
summer months, but turns brown
during the winter. All members
of the student body are asked to
please stay on the concrete walk-
ways, and give this new grass a
chance to grow.
Hoy Presenis Recrtal
Lewis H. Hoy, Assistant Professor of Piano will present the
second of the 1963-64 faculty recitals Friday evening, Novem-
ber 1, 1963 at 8:00 P.M. in the Liberal Arts Auditorium. The
program will include Italian Concerto—^Bach, Bagatelle in G
Major, Op. 126, No. 1, Beethoven, Variations .on a Theme by
Paganini, Book II—^Brahms, Sonato in B Flat Minor, Op. 35—
Chopin, and Sonata No. 3, Op. 28—Prokofieff. There will be a
reception in the Foyer of the Conservatory immediately following
Nov. Play Day
The Student Center Board has
announced plans for a Play Day
to be held November 1 from
4:00 until 8:30 p.m. Events plan
ned for the evening include a
chess and bridge tournament plus
facilities for volleyball, shuffle-
board, and croquet. As an added
attraction for the day, our cafe,
teria staff will prepare a special
spaghetti supper. All play activi-
ties will cease at 7:00 and Coach
Rufus Hackney will serve as
caller for a huge square dance
that will be held in front of
the Student Center.
During the entire evening, girls
will be allowed to wear ber-
mudas or slacks. Points will be
given to each person who partici
pates in the events (excluding
Rebecca Carter, chairman of
the Bridge and Games Committee
for the Board, states that “if
enough enthusiasm and partici-
pation is shown during Play Day,
more activities of this nature
will be planned for students.”
Other members serving on this
committee and acting as hostess
es on Play Day are Sarah Atkins,
Carole Webster, Susan Dilling.
ham, Nancy Bowen, Beverly Bai
ley, and Carolyn Webster.
Brisk winds fanned the fire
that destroyed the home of the
Allan Hastings, located near St.
Andrews Campus, on Sunday. The
fire, reportedly started by a worn
heater, destroyed furniture,
clothing, and household items
belonging to the family. Mr. Hast
ings, a tenant farmer and a mine
worker, and his wife, a maid,
have ten children, ranging in age
from six to eighteen. As a result
of student Interest, the Christian
Council has set up a box in each
dormitory for donations of cloth.
Ing and school supplies. The col
lection will continue through next
week, and the boxes will remain
in the dorms for the still needed
clothes and food.
The Highland Players’ produc.
tion, “Once Upon A Mattress,**
playing here through Saturday,
opened to an enthusiastic, near
capacity audience Wednesday
One of the most ambitifeus
productions undertaken to date by
the Players, “Once Upon A Mat.
tress** is a broadway version
of the familiar children*s story
of the Princess and the Pea,
in which a prospective bride for
a prince is selected in a unique
sensitivity test. The princess*
bed is prepared by placing a
I small pea beneath twenty soft
! mattresses, and if she is ade.
j quately sensitive, she will not
I sleep a wink. In the Music Thea
ter version of the story, a frus.
I trated Prince Dauntless, por-
! trayed 'convincingly by Heath
Rada, has had his marriage am.
! bitions frustrated on twelve pre
vious occasions by his domineer
ing mother. Queen Aggravain,
who has devised qualification
tests that have stumped each
candidate. An entire court is
thus prevented from marrying
by an old law which stipulates
that no member of court may
marry until the Crown Prince
has found a bride. Sir Harry,
whose marriage to Lady Larkin
is an imperative necessity, goes
off the swamps in a desperate
attempt to find a suitable match,
and returhs with a pedigreed
princess named Winnifred, whose
papers and ambitions are in or
der, but whose bearing is any.
thing but royal.
The ensuing turmoil created in
court and Winnifred*s final justi
fication complete the play, which
is fuU of action and siurprise
from beginning to end.
Director Arthur McDonald cast
the play well; there are almost
no parts that would have been
improved upon in the casting.
Mary Elizabeth Cobb*s portrayal
of Winnifred has the ring of pre.
vious experience on the profes-
sional stage. Richard McCord is
a perfect Sextimus, and Sara
Alex Bradbury is brilliant in
her role as Aggravain. Singing
is generally good; there are times
when the orchestra overpowers
' the singers, but this may be at-
tributed to the size and arrange,
ment of the Liberal Arts Audi
torium. The voice of Glenn Ar-
nette, who plays Sir Harry, is
especially Impressive, but what
is outstanding musically In the
production is the total impres.
Sion created by spirited and com.
petent singing. There are times
when one wonders if the orches
tra could not have been profited
from a few more rehearsals with
the players, however, especially
in the first act.
Director Arthur McDonald men.
tioned his gratitude for such
new equipment as a dimmer
board, power saws, and movable
. platforms. Costumes and hats
for the play have been designed
' and created by students; there
have been over a hundred students
involved in the production, which
is a triumph of the entire drama
department and personnel of the