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St. Andrews PrcstyUiijn Collegs
MAY 11 1970
VOL. 9. No. 21.
Campus Suspends Qasses;
Protests Gunbodia, K.S.U.
The U. S. invaslonofCam-
bodla and the murders at Kent
State prompted the IDS to take
Student Government action In
the form of canceling classes
on Wednesday. This action was
approved by the President and
the Faculty Executive Commit
In a letter to be sent to tne
Presbyterian churches of North
Carolina and the Executive Se
cretary of all the Presbyteries
(U.S), the IDS further stated
the reason for the suspension
of classes.
The Student Government or
ganized two activities to meet
the theme of the day. The first
activity was a chapel service
conducted by Rev. Van Joins,
the campus pastor. The second
was a symposium in which five
professors representing dU -
ferent departments presented
their views. After each of these
addresses persons attending
were given the opportunity to
ask questions.
There were approximately
150 people in attendance at the
chapel service. TTie service was
In memory of the four students
killed, and a general plea to
guide the Pr^ident In his fu
ture policies.
US: Economic Exploitation
By Progressive Coalition
and Rex McGuinn
The following speech was
prepared for presentation at
the symposium yesterday by a
representative of the Progres
sive Coalition. Due to a lack of
time and other considerations it
was not given. It is reprinted
here in its entirety. '
Why has the United States in
vaded Cambodia? The answers
do not come from sources who
would have us believe that the
Nixon administration is Insane,
or from sources who state that
Nixon Is Intellectually unable
to cope with the problem of our
Involvement. On the contrary,
It is obvious that Nixon’s latest
moves are coldly calculated,
and that these moves are in di
rect support of our economic in
terests in South East Asia.
Our economic Interests in
South East Asia are four fold.
We receive from Indochina
many natural resources and this
area Is one of the last great
sources ofpetroleum (as Pedigo
and Miller have stated in
STMS). From the peoples of
these countries we are able to
obtain cheap labor. Witness the
General Electric plant in Sai
gon protected by a “maximum”
wage law. These countries sup
ply encouraging markets for
IJ.S. goods. At home we have a
thriving war economy sup
ported by our government which
spends over one half of the peo
ple’s taxes on our military.
But the conflict transcends
our specific Interests in South
East Asia. Our economy
must look outside the U.S.,
for labor, raw materials and
investment. We have, from
economic necessity, entren
ched ourselves In countless
countries throughout the world
and we are willing to support
type of government that will
to turn uphold our economic
Interests. Witness the training
of Greek troops and the com
plete support our government
gives to the Greek fascist re-
flme. Witness the invasion of
tie Dominican Republic, Wlt-
oess the events of the last two
weeks involving Trinidad where
2,000 Marines stood by in case
the black revolutionaries were
successful there. And this for
eign policy has most blatantly
manifested Itself in the Cam
bodian action. As people’s li
beration troops threatened the
tottering rl^t wing govern
ment, our President took the
initiative by sending a major
military force into Cambodia.
The ramifications of this act
make one thing clear: The
United States will meet any
people’s liberation movement
with military might and the Kent
State students are only the latest
What is more, the United
States recognizes Indochina as
a symbolic struggle. Eldridge
Cleaver saw this when he said,
“The truth is electric and it
spreads, spreads, spreads.” If
the people of Indochina are able
to defeat U.S, aggression and
economic exploitation, then the
truth of their victory will
spread, and other oppressed
people will rise up. Since the
U.S. is exploiting other lands
and other people’s, there will
be other Viet Nams. They will
occur in South America and
Africa as well as Asia. This is
why Nixon Is taking such dras
tic action in Cambodia.
Now Is the time for all A-
merlcans to confront them
selves with the misery Ameri
can imperallsm creates. We
must recognize that the force
that murdered Kent State stu
dents murders ghetto dwellers,
poor whites, Vietnamese, and
Cambodians dally. We must
realize that Nixon acts in har
mony with our present economic
system, and that these men will
move swiftly and ruthlessly to
crush any opposition to their
exploitation. As humanitarians
we must expose all immediate
acts of American military ag
gression, but we must realize
that the problem rests at home.
Our economic structures and
functions must be re-examined
and radically altered. Only then
can we begin to speak of world
In opening the symposium
Dr, Smith pointed out ttat in
society today there are two
poles, each being dogmatic In
orientation. He tested the sin
cerity of beliefs and actions by
asking “What convinces us that
we are right?” Dr, Smith ques
tioned if the real issue was
Vietnam or whether it was a
matter of an Individual want
ing to decide his own destiny
Instead of having it decided for
Dr. P r u s t approached the
problem from a philosophical
viewpoint by stating all people
Including the nation’s decision
makers distort facts as a re
sult of myths. He said that one
could not call Nixon immoral
because the President viewed
the facts through the distor
tion of his myths and that what
is moral is relative to the in
dividual, Dr. Prust also noted
that the only way to get at the
real problem of today is to
undermine patiently the foun
dation of the nationwide myth
of American supremacy. He
pointed to a broadening of the
public’s experiences as a me
thod of removing this myth.
Stating that American society
is based on violence, Mr. Bus-
hoven announced that the in
cident at Kent State was not
surprising. He asked the people
present to challenge the values
of the society Instead of com-
pacently obeying them. In re
sponse to Dr. Prust he said
that the only way to change
the myth is to change the sys
Dr. Humphrey declared that
by classical economic stan
dards the war in Vietnam is
absurd. He supported this state
ment by adding that the war is
contributing to the domestic
crisis of Inflation. He then noted
that If “peace were to break
out” that there wouldn’t be a
flood on the labor market, and
that such a condition would lead
to a stabilization of the na
tional economic crises.
(Continued to page 2)
Council Debates
Military At
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Military recruitment on the
St. Andrews campus; Is it nec
essary, desirable, or detrimen
tal? The College Council heard
arguments for each position
yesterday with the Progres
sive Coalition arguing for end
ing such recruitment entirely.
Present for the Meeting were
faculty and administrators
Hart, Davidson, Hope, Lletz,
Thomas, Decker, Alexander,
White, Harvln, Hlx, Miller and
student members Wilburn Hay
den, Jimmy Stephens, Rick
Skutch, Hosea Jones, and MUll
The College Council Is only
a recommending body with all
campus elements represented;
a sounding board for every
point of view. It is not struc
tured to make policy decisions,
but to recommend policies to
the various legislative groups of
the campus, le, faculty, IDS,
Faculty Executive Committee,
Approximately thirty stu
dents listened to the argument
and waited outside for the Coun
cil’s decision. Todd Davis, Ran
dy Randolph, and Tom Cocke
represented the Progressive
Coalition In the deliberations.
Todd initially read the follow
ing prepared statement ex
pressing the position of the
Progressive Coalition on cam
pus military recruitment.
"The college excludes cer
tain groups, organizations, and
people because it deems them
criminal or detrimental to the
welfare of the community.
- because the current geno-
cldal war in Indo-Chlna which
the U.S, government and mili
tary are prosecuting; we feel
that the military by any and all
stretches of the imagination is
a criminal element and/or de
trimental to the college com
- the question is not one of
free speech—the military does
not come here to debate intel
lectually or to propagate its
Division To Honor Harvin
The Division of History and
Social Science will host a re
ception honoring Dr, Harry
Harvln and recognizing seniors
majoring within the division on
Wednesday, May 13.
Dr, Harvln will step down as
Chairman of the Division as of
June 1, following the traditional
college policy of rotation of
Division Chairmen. Dr. J. Rod
ney Fulcher will succeed Dr,
As the first professor of his
tory appointed at St. Andrews
at its Inception, Dr. Harvin
initiated many history courses
during 1961-62 and helped plan
and teach C&C 101-102 during
this time. Instrumental in the
development ofpolltlcs and eco
nomics departments as well as
history. Dr. Harvln has served
on a number of influential po
licy-making committees of the
college. He expects to give re
newed attention to teaching and
writing in his specialized field.
American Diplomatic History,
while continuing to help shape
the history program.
Dr, Fulcher noted “The
members of our faculty are
aware of the significant contri
butions made byProfessor Har
vin to the development of our
departmental programs and to
the larger life of the college,
and we expect to continue and
enrich the programs developed
under his capable leadership,”
Dr. Fulcher also pointed out
that three program chairmen
within the division had been
announced: A. Guy Hope, Po
litics; George E. Melton, His
tory; James D, J. Holmes, Eco
nomics and Business Adminis
tration. As well, he anticipates
a “continuing contribution to
the newly-instituted major in
American Studies under the di
rection of Dr. Charles Joyner
and the developing program in
Social and Behavorlal Sciences
under Dr. Guy Hope” by the
views—It is here solely to re
- the question is also not one
of discrimination against either
the military or sutdents wishing
to Join the military. For every
corporation or group the college
invited on campus, hundreds
more by judgment or default
do not recruit on campus. Yet
this does not constitute discri
mination against either the cat-
poration or the interested stu
dent. It is assumed thal ^f
students are Interested Ingali^
ing employment with those com
panies, that contact between the
two will be at the Initiative and
discretion of both parties, and
shall be a purely private af
fair to take place off the cam
- such a situation is not at
all discriminatory and in fact
is quite normal; it happens all
the time. It is our belief that
by inviting the military onto
the campus, the college actively
affirms the military as an In
stitution and its activities
worldwide. The college acts
much like a booking agent, ar
ranging for the presentation of
the military as well as provid
ing them with a captive audience
of prospective recruits or prey.
Asking military recruiters on
campus is not a neutral act;
it is an affirmative act.
- we feel that because of the
highly controversial nature of
the military and the Indo-Chlna
war that contact between the
military and interested students
should be wholly private. Such
would not be an inconvenience
to either the students or the
military. The military has the
facilities very nearby In the
Laurinburg Post Office. Mili
tary recruiting and the war are
highly objectionable to many
students on campus.
- there is, however, a second
and more Important argument
against the presence of military
recruiters on campus. As stated
(Continued to page 3)
Dedication Of
Auditorium Set
Mrs. Ina McNair Avlnger,
trustee emeritus of St. An
drews, died Monday. Mrs.
Avlnger who was to participate
In the dedication of the new
teaching auditorium to be named
Avlnger Auditorium after her
late husband, was a charter
member of the board of trus
“Dedication of the Avlnger
Auditorium and the following
opening to the public of the
auditorium and adjacent science
center wiU continue as an ex
pression by all associated with
St. Andrews of our apprecia
tion for Mrs. Avinger’s Interest
and generosity”. Dr. Hart said.
The dedication will be held
on Saturday, May 11, at 11 a. m.,
with Hector MacLean, Vice-
Chairman of the board of trus
tees presiding. Dr. Ansley C.
Moore, president emeritus of
St. Andrews, will present the
plaque and give the Benedic

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