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resident of ’69
freshman elections
The class of 1969 at Saint
ndrews has expressed their
Irst interest in the student
ovemment. The Freshman
lass has selected their officers
1935.660 George Duckor of
harlotte, North Carolina was
lected to the office of Presi-
ent after a run-off with Scott
eCrea of Honolulu, Hawaii. Two
ther outstanding students run-
ing for this office were Tommy
gram and David Betts.
George was president of his
omeroom for three years. He
'so served in the capacity of
resident of his high school
hoir. He was a member of the
neract Club and National Music
onor Society.
George plans to major in either
hristian Education or Religion,
eorge sought the office of
resident because, “I felt that
could do a good job as presi-
ent. Tve always enjoyed the re-
ponsibillty of a leadership
sition because I can get things
; for myself.”
Margaret Offterdinger was
elected to the office of vice-
president of the Freshmen Class
following two run-offs with
Hunter Allen, Larry Catlett,
and Buzz Rodgers. Larry Mc
Daniel and Ray Riddle also ran
for this class office.
Margaret is from Lynchburg
Virginia. She was editor of
her high school newspaper and
a D,A.R. Good Citizen. Her
major is English, She ran for
secretary “because of the op
portunity to represent the Fresh
man class in the Senate,”
Joyce Lowdermilk and Ruth
McClaughry were candidates for
secretary. Joyce, of La Grange,
Georgia, was elected to the office
Joyce moved to La Grange
from Charlotte two weeks prior
to coming to Saint Andrews. She
was secretary of her So{*omore
Class at East Mecklenburg High
in Charlotte, Also, she was
president and secretary of the
Pep Club, Senior Superlative-
Best Personality, a member of
the Beta Club, National Thes
pian Society, and the Student
Council. Joyce was secretary
and vice-president of her home
room, She plans to major in
human relations at Saint
When asked why she sought the
office of secretary she said,
‘•I wanted to be able to serve
my Freshman Class. I wanted
to do something for the mem
bers of my class and by serv
ing as their secretary I felt
that I could accomplish this.
Civil Rights Guest,
Legislative Seat
Five panelists of wide ex
perience in race relations will
look at leadership and civil rights
before an audience made up of
the public and St, Andrews Pres
byterian College students on
Tuesday, January 4,
Full title of the panel discussion
is “Civil Rights and the Local
Community: Alternatives in
Leadership,” it is part of the
college's freshman English
course, and the community at
large was also being invited
through civic and religious
Moderator of the panel was
Hervey Evans Jr., member of
the Laurlnburg Community Bet
terment Committee and manager
of McNair Farms, fiic.
Panelists Included J.W. Pate,
past chairman of the Fayette
ville HUman Relations Council
and a member of the governor’s
Good Neighbor Council; and Ifer-
mon L. Smith, assistant pro
fessor of Christian ethics at Duke
Two other speakers were Mrs,
Sarah W. Herbin of Durham, field
representative of the North Ca
rolina Fund and former member
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JANUARY 14, 1966
GwynCoble Wins
Beauty Contest
At the Fifth Annual Miss
Lamp & Shield Pageant of 1966,
Miss Gwyn Coble, representing
Albemarle Hall, was crowned
Miss Lamp & Shield,
The pageant, sponsored by St,
Andrews’ annual, The LAMP
AND SHIELD, was held on Janu
ary 10. The evening’s program
was begun by Jeff Vandergrift,
editor of the LAMP AND SHIELD,
who Introduced Professor Robert
Gustafson as the Master of Cere-
monies. Professor Gustafson
then Introduced the judges: Mrs,
Worth Womlck, from the Nancy
Taylor School for Charm and
Beauty; Mrs, Florence Gilkeson
CHANGE; Mr, Harold Bledsoe
NEWS; Mr. Clint Willis repre.
senting the Chamber of Com.
merce; and Mr, Raymond Al-
ford from the Kiwanls Club,
Following the acknowledgements
of the judges. Professor Gustaf.
son presented the twenty-two con.
testants for the title of Miss
Lamp & Shield for 1966,
The contestants were first
judged on appearance and presen
tation, Representing Albemarle
Hall were Miss Gwyn Coble of
Greensboro, North Carolina,
Miss Barbara Gaw of Rome,
Georgia, and Miss Bonnie
Jackson of Arlington, Virginia.
Miss Kathie Cody from York,
South Carolina, Miss Lynda Fogle
from Bamburg. South Carolina,
and Miss NancyHltt from Hamlet,
North Carolina were selected
from Concord Hall,
Those chosen byGranvilleHall
included Miss Becky Edmonds
from Scott A. F, B,, Illinois,
Miss Ann Lowman from Waynes,
boro, Virginia, and Miss Lillian
Phillips from Charleston, South
Wilmington Hall was repre
sented by Miss Pam Floyd of
Charleston, South Carolina, Miss
Donna Southers of Mt. Holly,
North Carolina, and Miss Alice
Spratt of Hickory, North
The contestants from Orange
Hall were Miss Sue Hedrick from
Statesville, North Carolina, Miss
Ruth McClaughry from Blumont,
Virginia, and Miss Lesley Quast
ft-om West Hartford, Connecticut.
Kings Mountain Hall was re-
presented by Miss Jane Stroud
from Atlanta, Georgia, Miss
Becky Suddreth from Lenoir,
North Carolina, and Miss Mary
Woolford from Aylett, Virginia,
Miss Jo Ellen Schlld of Spring,
field, Virginia represented Meek,
lenberg Hall,
While Miss Clara Harper of
Southern Pines, North Carolina,
Miss Sherry Mansfield, of
Arlington, Virginia were chosen ^
from Winston.Salem Hall.
While the judges’were selecting
the ten seml.flnallsts, Mary
Katherine Field sang “The
Shadow of Your Smile” and “I
Feel Pretty.”
Selected as the ten semi,
finalists were Gwyn Coble,
Kathie Cody, Pam Floyd, Ruth
McClaughry, Sherry Mansfield,
Elolse Rlstau, Jo Ellen Schild,
Donna Southers, Jane Stroud, and
Becky Suddreth. These young
ladies were judged on Intelll.
gence and poise.
Miss Mevel}m Fraser then
recognized Barron Mills, McNeil
Shop, Rizk College Shop, and Ro.
berts Jewelers for the gifts they
donated for the five finalists.
After an intermission, the five
finalists were presented and were
judged on the basis of their
answers to two questions ■ one
light and one of a more serious
While the judges were dell,
berating on the selection of Miss
Lamp & Shield, Mary Hardy, the
pageant coordinator, explained
the duties of Miss Lamp &
Shield. She is to represent
St, Andrews at the Annual Aza.
lea Festival in Wilmington,
North Carolina, and serve In
other capacities as called upon.
Finally, the highlight of the
evening, the naming of Miss Lamp
& Shield and her court. Miss
Jo Ellen Schlld was named as
fourth runner.up representing
Mecklenberg Hall, while the title
of third runner.up was given to
Miss Becky Suddreth repre.
senting Kings Mountain Hall, with
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