JANUARY 30, 1962
Exams are about over for us here at St. Andrews. For
many this has been their first attempt at college exams and
for some this has been their next-to-last attempt. There is one
thing that can be said for all of us—this is the first semester
that we have been together as the student body of St. An
drews Presbyterian College. Perhaps this is as good a time as
We came from many different worlds, many different
beliefs, many different ideals, and many different standards,
but most of us with one goal—to strive together to make
St. Andrews a school we could be proud of.
Because of the hard work of the Big Brother and Sisters,
the Student Council, and the other members of the Stu
dent Government Association, the freshmen were quickly
oriented to college life. It might have been wise to have
oriented the upper classmen too. Our first experience as a
group was on registration day. People standing in one line
after another and never being sure where they were going.
Perhaps both students and administration learned from this
Time continued on. We faced the scramble system and
learned the art of self-preservation. We heard Dr. Rhodes,
Davidson professor, in his convocation address. Official en
rollment was announced by the Registrar’s Office to be
808 full-time equivalent students. The team, the newspaper,
and the annual were named by the students in contests.
Water fights provided a new source of recreation. Fourteen
students were chosen to be listed in “Who’s Who.” The first
“Miss Lamp and Shield” was chosen. And perhaps because
of all these campus activities 274 students were placed on
The Concert-Lecture Series has given us two outstanding
authors, Vance Packard, a better author than lecturer, and
William Shirer, who is tops at both. We have seen ballet
performed by Marina Svetlova. Dr. Vardell played his
popular “Cookie Jar” at his recital. Varied art exhibits
have been displayed. Thus we have been exposed to culture.
The Christian Association has sponsored many activities.
Services for Christian Growth, the Christmas pageant, and
the White Gift Service.
We are participating in inter-collegiate sports m two
areas. The basketball team and the wrestling team have made
a fine effort. Considering that the athletes are not subsidized,
they have done wonders.
The officers of the three main branches of the Student
Government Association have been hard at work in an
effort to make student life run smoothly. The Student Lite
Committee has contributed also.
The main problem this semester has been trying to get
organized and get campus life running smoothly.
We came from different schools with notably different
environments. The Christianity and Culture Program sets
the freshmen apart as w-ell.The need for unity of these groups
has been the main obstacle.
The administration has given us every opportunity to
solve problems for ourselves. They have complete confidence
in the ability of students to goveni themselves.
We have had the normal activities for a college campus,
but are activities all that make a college a college? Is the
student body united in an effort to make this a first class
school or is each person out for his own interests? Let’s
strive harder in the future to work out our problems as
mature young adults and not like animals.
New Choir Stoles
The Student Council met on
January 16, Annie Duke, presi
dent, presiding. Vice-president
Mike Pegram held devotions.
Council members submitted
names for the Publicity Com
mittee. Those who were nomin
ated and accepted met on Jan
A special project of buying
new stoles for the choir robes
was introduced. Faye Hooks and
Carol Brooks were appointed to
look further into the matter.
The possibility of vacancies
in the Honor Council as of the
end of first semester was re
ported. As the Student Council
appoints persons to fill any va
cancies until elections, Council
members were asked to consid
er persons to be nominated.
A request was sent to the
Faculty Executive Committee
asking that the library be open
ed on Sunday from 2.5-p.m.
(See article this issue.)
To Fill Vacancies
Due to resignations the be
ginning of second semester will
find two vacancies in the Hon
One of these came about as
a result of an earlier meeting
of the Honor Council in which
a student, not one of those on
trial, questioned the qualifica
tion of one member to judge
in that particular offence. The
member excused himself for
the duration of that case, and
subsequently resigned, effective
The other vacancy occurred
as another member intends to
transfer second semester. This
resignation will be effective
The Student Council will ap
point members to fill these va
cancies until the February el
Editor-in-chief Elaine Ward
Managing Editor Preston Stone
Assistant Editor Charles Quick
News Editor C. R. Graham
Feature Editor Joyce Hellekson
Co-Sports Editor Lib Baxley, Jim Bunnell
Fine Arts Editor Tom Farinholt
Art Editor Harriet Otten
gtaff Writers Bill Campbell, Rebecca Carter
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Circulation Manager Mellie Nelson
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Audrey Hartsell, Sue Stephenson
Jean Wasson, Bob Zeh.
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The Students Speak
Construction or Demolition
September of 1961 saw the
St. Andrews campus filled for
the first time with hundreds of
enthusiastic students. We mar
veled at the unique creation be
fore our eyes. Many goals and
attitudes were influenced by
the belief that this environment,
of which we were to be a part,
would be the answer to the
dreams of the idealist. But few
of us stopped to think of the
many obstacles we would face
in making this presupposed en
vironment a reality.
The sight we saw was a
mere physical campus. It was
bare of reputation and tradi
tion. Its social and academic
standing had not yet been sub
ject to formation. The “real col
lege campus” which we intense
ly desire was not yet establish
ed. The architects, the construc
tion crews could not do all that
for us; they brought forth only
the physical structure. We, the
students, were left to do the
higher building. Our first reac-
tion seemed to be one of dedi
cation to a new work; a work
in which we believed and had
faith. Four and a half months
later, retrospection shows that
vve have fallen far short of
our former ambitions. Each of
us is and has been aware that
every action on this campus by
its students will serve in form
ing standards that someday we
will be forced to look back up
on. Do we want drinking, ly
ing, stealing, and cheating to
be the backbone of our repu
tation or the medals to our
tradition. No, I say we do not.
Each of us wants someday to
look back and state proudly
that we attended St. Andrews.
To do this we must put forth
an effort to further that ob
One effort that we should
engage in is courage; courage
to resist the continued antago
nizing forces created by a mi
nority group which is always
present on any campus. As we
begin a new part of our college
year let’s keep in mind the dem
ocratic principle of majority
rule and make our campus ma
jority one which has the cour
age to work on the construction
crew and not with the demo
To Whom It Nay Concern
With regard to innuendoes
which have been expressed re
cently, let us be reminded of
the immemorial adage: “Those
who live in glass houses should
not cast stones.”
James C. Jackson
W. Edmund Benjamin
We would like to express our
appreciation to you for en
lightening us with the “univer
sal truth” and we must admit
that this is quite true. It gives
us all something to think about.
For ourselves, we are confi
dent in the foundations of
our house. What about yours?
chairman, imply in the theme
questions such as the follow
ing which have been asked from
classroom to bull session.
Wliat is the meaning of
Why am I a Christian, or not
What are death, hell, and
What do we have to do with
How is doubt related to
How can Christians avoid a
^eemingrness, a piousness, tliait
drives others away from an
encounter with the Christ?
There will be open discussion
'n forums held in the main tel
evision lounge of the student
center from 7:45 to 9 p.m.
Cal LaNeave is the chairman
of the committee that planned
the three-day schedule, which
will be printed in the program
as amended and approved by
the Religious Activities Com
mittee. Donna Walton is chaiir-
man of the program commit
tee; Eleanor Lewis, of the pub
licity: and Betsy Hoishouser, of
the follow-up. Students who
have suggestions, or want to
have a hand in the planning,
may speak to anyone of these.
Thursday night of last week
the editor of the college news
paper went to Mecklenburg
dormitory to take pictures and
get a story on the radio club
and new radio station for the
next issue of THE LANCE. She
was accompanied by two mem
bers of the staff.
While in the lounge and when
she left she was exposed to a
disgusting incident. This inci
dent was inspired by an editori
al appearing in the last issue
of THE LANCE in which there
was reference to Mecklenburg.
There have been rumors that
there was to be an answer to
this e d it o r i a 1. Mecklenburg
chose this time to answer.
With the opportunity before
them they presented their an
swer with abuses spoken from
across the lounge and shouted
from the second story windows
of the dorm, in voices that
could be heard across campus.
For that moment they stopped
being civilized. They became a
mob with the responses of a
mob. In this way they were ca
pable of their childish action.
We are to believe now, that
this is the only answer they
could make, the only answer
they were capable of, spoken in
the only language they know.
Let it be known, however,
that this group does not repre
sent all of Mecklenburg dorm.
The “boys” had given their an
Pictured above is the Curtis String Quartet who will per
form at 8:30 Feb. 12 in the Laurinburg High School Auditorium.