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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE STUDENT BODY OF ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE
VOL. 10. No. 5
ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, LAURINBURG, N. C.
THURSDAY, OCT. 22, 1970
Trustees Meet Today
For Fall Issue Review
The Board ol Trustees of
St, Andrews are on campus
today for their regular Octo
ber meeting. Standing Commit
tees of the Board met last
night for reports and discus
sion and reported back to the
main body today. The Trus-
tess, Dr. Hart noted earl
ier this week,'^usually make
policy decisions only as Infor
mation and suggestions come
from the faculty and students
through the Senate and various
faculty-student committees.
They allocate the responsibility
for lOrmiUating and carrying
out policy decisions to hired
administration and faculty. But
the trustees do have general
overseeing powers and in par
ticular, prime concern in the
financial affairs of the college
as a legal corporation.
Each standing committee of
the Board considered specific
issues pertinent to each with
the entire Board voting on var
ious proposals from these com
mittees. The Executive Com
mittee considered, for examp’e,
the budget, which Included a
deficit of nearly three hundred
thousand dollars, the possibility
of a personnel policies manual
ior non-contract employees,
l.e., secretaries, clerks, jani
tors, maids, maintenance em
ployees, and the election of
new officers for the Board cor
poration.
The Admissions and Student
Life Committee heard reports
on the level of this year’s
admissions, the implementation
of the Code of Responsibility,
the drug situation on campus,
a student government report
and new funding possibilities
for the Rehabilitation program.
The Building and Grounds
Committee discussed the plan
for a new chapel, repairs to
the gym floor and the swim
ming pool, the outlines for a
new learning resources center
addition to the library, and a
request from the Physical Plant
for more space for workshops.
Other committees - Educa
tional Policies, Development^
and Investment and Finance -
met as well.
Dr. Hart, this morning, made
his report of the general run
ning of the campus, including
plans for a new Honors pro
gram, the progress on the in
terdisciplinary core program,
and the search for a new Dean
of the College.
Members of the Board of
Trustees, who are all from
North Carolina are:
Thomas M. Belk, chairman;
Hector MacLean, vice chair
man; Irwin Belk, vice chair
man; Halbert McN. Jones, vice
chairman; Charles F. Myers,
Jr., vice chairman; Class of
'71: S. Parks Alexander; Ir
win Belk; Thomas M. Belk;
The Hon. L. H. Fountain; James
J. Harris; Lucius H. Harvln,
Jr.; J. Harold McKeithen; The
Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen,
Jr.; James L, Morgan; Charles
IN BRIEF
Recruiters from the U.S.
Army will visit the campus next
Wednesday beginning at 9:30
a.m. to interview students in
terested In Officer Candidate
School. Austin Seminary will be
on campus next Thursday, the
same time, to recruit. Stu
dents desiring to meet with
either recruiter should sign
up with Chris Hannas In the
Placement Office.
The campaign for a new bus
tor the Peace Corps has elicited
pledges of around three hundred
dollars. As soon as the funds
tome in, a new bus wUl be pur
chased from the U.S. govem-
ment surplus pool.
Our sympathy to Registrar
John Craig for the paddleball
accident. Go In and ask to see
his new plate some time.
Ron Bayes asked us to announce:
I have just discovered that
an entire unbound volume of
POETRY (Chicago) Is missing
from the library—Vol. 116,
April through September, 1970.
These things are almost Im
possible to replace--and ex
tremely expensive when Indeed
they prove replacable. And mo
ney spent on replacement should
rather, go to help a far-to- mea
ner library of literacy and ex
perimental magazines which In
deed suffered a severe if not
irrecoverable budget chopping
this very year.
anylxxly knows If the above
issues are about, for heaven’s
sake get ’em back in the gen
eral use quick.
There will be a meeting of
the Womea’s Liberation group
Monday night at 8:30 in the
Conference room of the Col
lege Union, following a brief
business meeting will be con
sciousness-raising discussion
groups. All women are cor
dially Invited.
Carolyn Eubanks from At
lanta, a member of the Pro
gressive Labor Party, a re
volutionary communist party of
students, workers, GIs and
teachers will visit the campus
today and tomorrow. Students
interested in discussing the
PLP should contact members
of the LANCE staff or Tom
Cocke, ext. 270.
Dr. Johnnie McLeod will
speak on SEX Tuesday night at
6:45 in Avlnger Auditorium.
From Charlotte, Dr. McLeod
is one of the most popular spea
kers and consultants in North
Carolina, and she is a mover
behind the drug rehabilitation
program In Charlotte.
Yearbook proofs are due back
by Monday.
The ESP group wUl leave
tomorrow morning at 8:30 for
the Institute for Parapsychology
in Durham. There is no prior
registration, and the cost will
be one dollar for gas.
F. Myers, Jr.; Ralph S. Ro
binson, Jr.; William P. Saun
ders; Class of ‘72; Fred W.
Alexander; The Rev. Tom B.
Anderson; James G. Cannon;
Dean W. Colvard; D. McLaugh
lin Faircloth; R. Davidson Hall;
H. Dali Holdemess; Howard
Holderness; Halbert McN.
Jones; Hector MacLean; John
F. McNair, UL; The Rev. E.
Lee Stoffel; Class of ‘73: Mrs.
Nathan M. Ayers; W. B. Beery,
III; M. C. Benton, Jr.; F. J.
Blythe, Jr.;’ The Rev. David
H. Burr; W. B. Garrison; Wil
liam J. Leath; The Rev. H.
Edwin Pickard; William M. Ro
berts; Charles G. Rose, Jr.;
F. Montgomery Steele; Ed
ward L Welsiger; Trustee E-
merltus; Edwin Pate
Scotland High School Erupts;
"Fighting Scots" In Earnest
BY SARA LEE
Scotland High School was tom
by a series of Incidents between
black and white students last
week. Student fights brought
reprisals from the administra
tion and community as sus
pensions mounted and police
men patrolled the campus.
Apparently the trouble really
began at a football game Octo
ber 9 when several clashes
occurred between black and
white students during intermis
sion. Although reports indicate
the white students Initiated t|i&
Incident, two black students and
one white student were arrest
ed.
Tensions grew over the week
end as other fights took place.
On Monday morning an alter
cation broke out between two
students in the commons of
the school before classes be
gan. While the Dean of Students
escorted the two to the prin
cipal’s office, a general melee
occurred, with the number in
volved e^imated by the Super
intendent of Schools as forty
and by students present as a-
round two hundred. As a result
approximately twenty-five stu
dents were suspended from
school. Late Monday afternoon
several suspended white stu
dents returned to the campus
carrying guns and began har
assing other students who were
playing basketball on the
grounds. TT>e police were called
and the students fled, abandon
ing their car which tiad run out
of gas. Police officers later ar
rested the group and confis
cated the car and weapons.
On Tuesday morning, a se
cond fight broke out It was
reported that some white stu
dents were heavily armed, and
that many white students left
school during the day. Visitors
New Library Hours
New library hours went into
effect yesterday, following a
Library Committee meeting on
Friday. Student members of the
committee are Ho sea Jones,
Carter McKeithan, and Susie
Moyers. In addition to the new
hours the committee also point
ed out that the faculty have check
out rules similar to those of
the students, and that renewals
cannot be made over the tele
phone. J
The new hours are: Monday-
Thursday 8:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.;
Friday 8:30 a.m.-9:00 p.m.;
Saturday 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.;
Sunday 3:00 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.
The original Senate proposal
called for seventv-four hours a
week that the library be open,
but included study nours on Sat
urday afternoon, closing from
5:00-6rfK) p.m. every afternoon,
and opening at 9:00 a.m. in
stead of 8:30. Library re
presentatives noted since it was
library policy that an adult staff
member be p r e s e n t whenever
the library is c^ien, there were
limitations on when the library
could be open. As well, staff
morale might be affected by
having to work, for example,
on Saturday afternoon and there
was no “proof” that students
would use the Ubrary with
more frequency on Saturday
afternoon than on Saturday
morning. However, the new
schedule does leave the library
open seventy-nine hours a week,
which is more than the Senate
requested.
Hosea Jones stated his plea
sure at the cooperation that
students were receiving from
the library staff under the
leadership of Mrs. Elizabeth
C, Holmes, acting Head Li
brarian. He also urged stu
dents to react to the new hours
to their dorm presidents or
vice-presidents.
to the campus that afternoon
noted two men not in unifbrm
with guns on their hil)S guard
ing the main entrance to the
school and checking the where
abouts of visitors quite care
fully. Two students from St.
Andrews attempting to see the
principal, Mr. Yongue, were
asked to leave the grounds t)e-
cause they didn’t have a build
ing pass. Apparently Mr. Yon
gue is the only person who
issue building passes.
Dr. Kenneth Newbold, Su
perintendent of the Scotland
County school system, noted on
Wednesday morning that he felt
race was not the primary fac
tor in the incidents, although
he stated, "I am not so naive
as to believe that there aren’t
racial tensions here.” Well ov
er two hundred black students
left the school that morning.
Led by the President oC the sen
ior class, they called for an
end to the “police state” be
fore their return. All the black
students who left were suspend
ed, at least in name, until they
returned to school.
By Thursday morning there
were over forty policemen in
riot helmets, with guns and
tear gas patrolling the campus
accompanied by announcements
that they were present to In
sure everyone’s right to a good
education. TTiere were no major
incidents Thursday and by Fri
day six policemen were watch
ing the campus.
Printed here are excerpts
from a letter sent to the parents
or guardians of the black stu
dents who participated In a
walkout from Scotland High. It
Is from principal D.Y. Yongue.
“Monday and Tuesday of this
week we had several instances
between black and white stu
dents that apparently stemmed
from a fight between black and
white youths at the football game
last Friday night and from var
ious Incidents between black and
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