PAGE TWO THE LANCE MAECH 19,195J On An Empty Stomach Millions of trash cans go to bed hungry every night. Do not smile smugly now. Do not think of your own stonmchs, fed full of veal cutlets and hot dogs from the Honey Con«. Consider instead the effect that this statistic could have on your status. Poverty reduces the social prestige of aliy area. If we reduced a bit of the poverty among trash cans, we might make a better impression on visitors, and lessen some of the other poverties around here. (It’s so crass to mention one’s financial problems!) You shouldn’t seem so surprised to learn that many of these empty trash cans dwell among you, starve right in your midst. Have you fed a trash can lately? The thing is — it’s really bad because of the temptation set before trash cans. (Set before them on the floor, on the benches in front of the mosaic, almost anywhere except into the mouths of the rightful recipients.) The floors are suffering from their over-receiving of trash. Too much kindness is bad for anyone. This is the Kennedy administration. We are supposed to be concerned with social reforms. Think of all the ash trays and wastepaper baskets that will be added to the relief rolls unless something is done! Pick out a trash can and feed it regularly. Come to think of it, when j'ou throw this newspaper away (as you inevitably will do) give it to a starving trash can. You w’on’t have to look hard to find one. S.W. Editor Reviews Ethics College journalists find themselves boimd to two oppos ing realms of expression — the “How do you feel about this?” assignments of opinion-imploring professors and the free, unprejudiced relating of campus events in the student newspaper. Sometimes the young writer fails to turn off the subjective button before he tackles the latest news happening. Such laxity with the “on and off” switches is a direct violation of the impartialty clause in the journalist’s long- established code of ethics. To the experienced newspaperman editorial comment is the worst sin that can be committed in the writing of. straight news, next to inaccuracy. For the future city editors, rewrite men and general assign ment reporters, now in college, the first of the “command ments” must be law too. Unfortunately, members of the Fourth Estate are human and their rules do not live unbroken lives. Such violations occurred in the March 6 issue of The Lance when the election reporter — and the editors w'ho didn’t edit — included in an article campaign turns and events which were mistakingly deemed obvious to all. The necessity of such a report four days after the' elec tion climax can also be questioned. An even greater fault was the 16-inch dedication to the reporting of one — though the main — battle of the contest when one realizes that not one of the 18 other winners w'as mentioned. Apologies we make for commandments broken and be lated congratulations (from the editorial column) we offer to the other wanning candidates: Student Government Association — Ned Browning, vice- president; Joyce Clanton, secretary; Paul Grubbs, treasurer; Student Center Board — Janet Wooten, president; Ann Ehr- hardt, vice-president; Carol Gallant, secretary; John Pfaff, treasurer; Intramural Sports Council — Pam Deaton, secre tary; Jack Cole, treasurer; Honor Council — Diane Tolar and Charles Yeargan, seniors; Robert Murphy and Sarah Yancy, juniors; Frances Bounous, sophomore; Christian Council — Mike Long, presi dent; Claude Andrews, vice-president; Margaret Abrams, secretary; and Walter Barefoot, treasurer. D.McD. FMC Girls And PJC Boys Flora Macdonald — PJC — them’s fightin’ words, broth er! Let no one call us “conservative Flossie Mac girls” or “products of the Maxton pig farm”! Continually we strive to become independent, to establish new traditions and to divorce ourselves from the old ones (except in the esoteric confines of our minds during repressed moments of nostal gia). The big opportunity t-o assert our individuality has come. Ked blooded men (and women) of the campus, unite! Are you going to let a member of the FMC class of ’09 write your school’s fight song? Will a “friend of St. An drews” write our alma mater, or will the song express feel ings of student devotion? The rules for the school song contest are posted on bul letin boards all over campus. Write one. S.W. We Get Letters Student Reviews Newspaper Ethics fhelance Bditornin-chdef Charles Quick Business Manager Angus A. McQueen Assistant Editor Sheila WpIoJi Managing Editor Paul Boylin Feature Editor Ldbba Lander Sports Editor Bill Campbell Faculty Advisor Mr. H. Leon Gatlin Opinions expressed to Letters to Oie Edito- and in signed colunuis au- PMr^ on ^is page are not necessarily those The Lance. Only the eiU- torlals are the official opinion of the newspaper^ TOe LaMe Is published every other Tuesday except durlnx hoUda.vs and Dear Mr. Quick; There has been considerable furor raised by many of the students (supporters of both contenders — and it is apparent that contenders is a more ade quate term than is candidates! — for the office of S.A. presi dent) on campus due to the horrifying exhibition of poor taste in the last issue of The Lance. If it is the consensus of you and your staff that the ar ticle “Carol Brooks Heads 1963- ’64 Student Body” is anything but the crude and unethical act of verbally “kicking a man when he’s down” then I am even more disgusted with our campus publication and its pro duction than ever before. It is one thing to know that we shall inevitably receive spec ial announcements and pertin ent bits of information concern ing events such as concerts and plays after they have already transpired: however, it is quite another thing to be slapped in the face with such an article as the one mentioned above — which, needless to say, is under- handedly far more “articulate” than its lead might imply. There is nothing worse than a poor loser if it is not a winner, or the supporter of a winner, who will maliciously trample the loser — in the aftermath of battle no less!! The author of that trash, allowed to pollute the front page of our newspa per, was far more “right” than he will ever know in say ing that the supporters of the candidaites exercised an influ ence which was to prove detri mental — he proved it over- whelmingiy with much of the remainder of his statement. If the newspaper was looking for sensationalisim (not news) of the poorest grade, then it cer tainly came out the winner. Ev en if it would happen to be the case that what the article has to say is truth, it has absolutely no place as the “lead” article; if such biased opinion is to be printed at all, it should be put where it belongs — ON THE EDITORIAL PAGE (the way journalists’ do it!!) Sincerely disappointed, Sandra Bond Dear EMitor; The recent ruling (official or unofficial), against students making off-campus telephone calls through the college switch board has caused much incon venience to representatives of school organi2a.tions w'ho must contact faculty and staff mem bers at their homes. The telephone rule has also proved to be very indefinite in practice. Authorization is necessary for making off-cam pus calls. Thursday night, act ing in the capacity of a Lance representative, I attempted to call a faculty member, and was informed that the call was not authorized. Earlier that eve ning a similar call was put through for another staff mem ber. A definite policy is needed to handle this problem. Auithor- ized persons should not be im peded in carrying out necessary business. Sincerely, Mary Louise Robertson Easter Fashions in: Colors Costumes Easter Bonnets and Accessories ready for the Easter Parade Costume Suit by California Girl Knights’ Roundtablf Azaleas. Babes In SA Land Beverly McClure, sophomo, was named vice-moderator the Westminster Fellowship iC. Synod, last weekend, at’( spring retreat held at Caii Stewart. Freshman Heath Rada w appointed Skotash Chairman charge of closer relations tween college students and hi school seniors planning to ter college. Margaret iPrice, Miss Lan and Shield, wHl represent Andrews as a member of Queen’s Court in the No: Carolina Azalea Festival at W minion April 4-7. In answer to a letter askii for any specifications necssa in choosing her escort, stately St. Andrews queen plied, “Just make him ] tic,” Sophomore Suzanne Mar ham may not have the !ei in one of the Highland Playei productions, but she’s a raigh important member of the cai Remember the authentic bat cry in last weekend’s “Moony Kid Don’t Cry?” That’s "Sukie”! On the slushy day after snow, Mrs. Robert Gustafso associate professor of ma1 Joined her students and wo rej leotards and blue canvi shoes to classes. During the course of day, Spencer Ludlow of freshman C and C team, aske “Are you going to teach those things?” Mrs. Gus replied in her ra ladylike fashion, “Do you ject to my teaching with legs covered up, sir?” IRA Smart Clothes Ladies! Rockingham, N. C Family PHAKMACY Prescriptions Our Specialty Laurinburg, N. C. Free Delivery to St. Andrews Bathing Suits by; Beach Party & Janzen Denem and Madras Coordinates London Fog The McNeill Shop
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