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THE LANCE QJ-'J^ICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE STUDENT BODY OF ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN yOL 9- No. 5 ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, LAURINBURG, N. C. THURSDAY, OCT. 9, 1969 (photo by goodson) THE JETS, Ron Wllkerson, Hunter Watson, David Dolge, Bill Johns and Steve Point rehearse one of their scenes from West Side Story which opens Wednesday night. (See story on page 3.) SASA Plans SA Peace Talks BY CHARLES PRATT Activities for the October 15 Moratorium on the War are still tentative, but there are three proposals for considera tion. First, there will be a special Chapel service conducted by Van Jolnes. It will beheldlnthe Student Union. This will be part of the morning program. Just after that, there will be planned speeches devoted to presenting alternatives to American for eign policy, the draft, and other factors relating to the war. It will also attempt to present how the black man sees the war, with respect to the military, and with respect to racism. In response to the Student Cabinet’s recom mendation that there be a public debate with the Academic Dean presiding, the afternoon will be devoted to a faculty debate rep resenting both sides. It will pro bably be held in the courtyard of King’s Mountain dorm. The final event of the day will be a film entitled “The Magi cian”. It is an alegory on war produced in Poland. Sponsored by Student Christian Council, it will be held at 10:30 in the Stu dent Union. SASA, the St. Andrews Stu dent Alliance, is organizing these activities for educational purposes. They are primarily concerned with approaching the students of this campus, rather than the Laurlnburg community, but the members have no inten tion of isolating their activities from Laurlnburg residents. Everyone is invited to parti cipate. The activities of October 15 demand complete honesty from the student body. “If the stu dent wishes to express his dis approval of the means and ends war, he Is asked to take ad- ''Mtage of the alternatives to ^'sss attendance”. Senate Supports Mobilization Activities The Monday night meeting of the Inter Dormitory Senate was opened by a proposal from Ed die Porter that “The St. An drews Senate supports the events taking place on campus on October 15 concerning or ganized campus anti-war acti vities and encourages the St. Andrews student and faculty community to participate In these activities”. After some discussion, the proposal was passed. The major Item considered was a general policy statement for the Senate which was drawn up by the Social Welfare Com mittee . The first statement af firms the concept of dorm au tonomy and the second states that the Senate has the right to hear from Individual dormitor ies. Linda Leslie pointed out that this In effect puts the Sen ate in a back-up position for any Individual dormitory’s policies. The statement was passed by the Senate and sent to Mike Ferrell for consideration. “Recognizing the different orientations and problems of each Individual dormitory; recognizing the ability of each dormitory to effectively and responsibly act to meet its own distinct needs and Interests; recognizing that to operate un der the concept of representa tive self-government, the ap proval or disapproval of a pro posal should be determined by those who will be subject to the jurisdiction of the proposal; we affirm the independence of each dormitory and Its right to demo cratic self-government. ‘ “The Inter Dormitory Senate, with representatives from each residence hall, serves as the chief legislation body of the as sociation. ’ ’ *In affirmation of the strength and virtue of the prin ciple of democratic self- government, the Inter Dormi- (Contlnued to page 4) Moratorium Day Next Wednesday; Class Optional “Whereas: October 15, 1969 has been designated as a Na tional Moratorium Day for the Vietnam war; and “Whereas: The college is composed of a mass of indivi duals, all of whom have dif ferent and varying opinion on the war and other social Issues; and “Whereas: We recognize the validity and integrity of the opinion of each of the indivi duals who make up the St. An drews community; “Be it resolved that the St. Andrews Student Association Cabinet recommend that Octo ber 15, 1969 be set aside as “a day of conscience, a day of freedom from normal aca demic requirements’'* for all members of the St. Andrews community. Each individual may use this time to review his own views of our contem porary problems, and direct his actions accordingly. “We further recommend that a special Chapel service be held on the morning of October 15 which will be directed to ward the Vietnam war; and also, that a debate, using both pro and anti-Vietnam policy mem bers of the St. Andrews com munity, moderated by the aca demic dean of the college, be held that same afternoon. “ This is the final recommen- lation of the Cabinet represent ing the St. Andrews Student Association to comment on the activities that are planned for this campus on October 15. It was originally presented to Dr. Hart with the alteration of ‘ reading day" for “a day of conscience, a day of freedom from normal academic require ments." "Dr. Hart was posi- ;ive’', towards this resolution, out when it was presented to the Faculty Executive Committee, that body requested the change to preserve the traditional meaning and function of a “reading day." The Faculty Executive Com mittee met twice on Wednesday to consider the student re- soltuion, and Mike Ferrell pre sented two alternatives: “ Either the body could Ignore the resulution and face the in evitable consequences of that action, or It could accept it in principle.” (Continued to page 2) Anti-War March Set; Students Need Bus BY TOM COCKE On S at u r d a y, October 11, G. I.’s from Fort Bragg will lead an anti-war march in Fayetteville. G. I.’s United A- gainst The War In Vietnam, an organization of a n 11 -war sol diers sponsoring the march, has called it a Patriots for Peace Parade. The march will focus upon three major social Issues: the movement to End the War in Vietnam--Now; the struggle of G.I.’s to obtain their constltu- ABC Store Opens Today Will Mad Rush Begin? aaa vhvs as Rejoice, ye wine-bibbers and ye alcohol lovers! Relief is a- head from those long trips south, and east, and west, and north for those high proof bev erages. Only a short walk across campus and the formerly well- travelled 401 south lies the brand-new ABC store. At this very moment, bottles are being sold to thirsty patrons. The results of February’s referendum, in which St. An drews students and faculty had a large part, have finally come to fruition. The store opened for busi ness this morning at 10, well- supplied with about 5 50 different items. Manager Bill Riemer said the store is receiving ship ments from 61 distillers, each of whom handles several types of beverages. But stop! All is not as rosy as it may seem. Although some members of the campus could very easily see a stream of alcohol flowing endlessly from the doors of the building, the store is open only from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Sat urday. Planning ahead is ob viously essential. Several other problems arise for certain sec tions of the campus. The age limit is 21, and store personnel are authorized to check proof of age. Seniors, this is your golden chance to make friend ships with freshmen, and fresh men, seniors are not as un assailable as they may seem! Other state laws in effect state that no checks may be cashed, and that nothing maybe sold to those already intoxi cated or those on probation. (No, for all you panicky stu dents, probation does not mean academic or social probation.) At the front counter there will be displayed a list of all items carried and their prices. A word to the wise should be suf ficient. tional liberties in an authori tarian army; and the fight a- gainst racism in the army and In the United States. Saturday will be the first time that an anti-war march has been organized and led by G. I.’s; and the first time an anti-war march has been held in proximity to a major mili tary base. In their effort to have significant and positive national impact, G.I.’s United has called upon college students and other interested groups in the state tor support. As of this week, students from St. Andrews, U.N.C. at Chapel Hill, Duke, and N.C. State as well as black people from Fayetteville have responded positively. For the last two weeks St. Andrews students have been manning an information table to mobilize support for the march. Approximately seventy sfudents have expressed their intention to march. Early last week one of the students Involved in the mobil ization effort contacted Mr. Babcock of the Maintenance De partment to secure permission for the use of the campus bus. At that time, he granted them permission to use the bus. Today, the students learned from Mr. Babcock thatDr. Hart had denied their request for the bus on the grounds that they were not an officially sanctioned college group. According to (Continued to page 2)

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