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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE STUDENT BODY OF ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE
VOL. 11. No. 2
ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, LAURINBURG, N. C. THURSDAY, SEPT. 9, 1971
Few Freshmen to be
Drafted Tarr Says
The Selective Service Sys- year and will be subject to in- _/
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tern today clarified expected
policy changes on undergra
duate student deferments.
College students who were
enrolled full-time in the 1970-
71 academic year will be
eligible for student deferments
in the 1971-72 school year if
they continue to make satis
factory progress in their pro
grams at study. Selective Ser
vice officials said. However,
young men who entered school
for the first time this summer
and those who enroll as fresh
men this fall will not qualify
for student deferments If the
pending changes to the Selective
Service Act are passed by Con
gress. The House has com
pleted action on the bill and
final Senate action is expected
in September.
Dr. Curtis W. Tarr, Selec
tive Service Director, said;
“Few incoming freshmen stu
dents are likely to be inducted
in the near future because of
the student deferment' phase
out. Of the 1,034,000 incoming
freshmen males estimated by
the Office of Education, ap
proximately 80% are 18 years
old and only 20% are 19 years
of age or older. The 18 year
olds will receive their lot
tery numbers in 1972, and they
will not be subject to induction
until 1973, when draft calls
should be low. The 19 year
old freshmen received their
lottery numbers August 5 of this
duction next year; at least 1/2
should have hl^ enough lottery
numbers to preclude their in
duction. Of those remaining,
approximately 50% will be dis
qualified on mental, moral, or
physical grounds. This means
that a maximum of 50,000 men
will be directly affected in 1972
by the student deferment phase
out and one-half of these, or 25,-
000, will probably not be in
ducted because of enlistments
in Regular, Reserve, or Na
tional Guard units, participat
ing in commissioning programs
or because of procedural de
lays.
Dr. Tarr said that college
students will not be drafted in
the middle of a semester or
term. “If called while en
rolled, they will be allowed
to postpone their induction until
the end of the semester, or
term. If In their last academic
year, they will be able to post
pone their induction until af
ter graduation.”
Dr. Tarr advised incoming
freshmen and students who
started their program of study
in the summer of 1971 or later
not to file applications for stu
dent deferments even thou^
the current law authorizes
granting deferments to students
in full-time programs for study.
“If the pending Selective Ser
vice legislation does not pass,”
Tarr said, “it would not be in
a registrant’s best interest to
New Dates For NTE;
November 13 First
PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY,
College seniors
preparing to teach school may
take the National Teacher Ex
aminations on any of the four
different test dates announced
today by Educational Testing
Service, a nonprofit, educa
tional organization which pre
pares and administers this test
ing program.
New dates for the testing of
prospective teachers are; Nov
ember 13, 1971, and January
29, April 8, and July 15, 1972.
The tests will be given at near
ly 500 locations throughout the
United States, ETS said.
Results of the National
Teacher Examinations are used
by many large school districts
as one of several factors in the
selection of new teachers and
by several states for certifica
tion or licensing of teachers.
Some colleges also require all
seniors preparing to teach to
take the examinations. The
school systems and state de
partments of education which
use the examination results are
listed in an NTE leaflet en
titled “Score Users” which may
be obtained by writing to ETS.
One each full day of testing,
prospective teachers may take
the Common Examinations
which measure their profes
sional preparation and general
educational background and a
Teaching Area Examination
which measures their mastery
obtain a student deferment
which would extend his lia
bility until age 35. Should Con
gress change the legislation to
provide for deferments for new
Incoming freshmen, which is
most unlikely, applications for
deferments will not be jeo
pardized by delaying their sub
mission until after passage of
the new law.”
The President’s authority for
the induction of all men under
35, except for those who have
or who have had deferments,
expired on June 30, 1971. If
Congress does not reinstate the
general induction authority, the
President could authorize the
Induction of those registrants
who hold or have held defer
ments. In this unlikely event.
Selective Service officials be
lieve that manpower require
ments of the Department of
Defense probably could be met
by inducting those young men
who have recently dropped de-
ferments because they gra
duated, dropped out of school,
or changed their occupations.
Recent college graduates or
dropouts would make up the
bulk of inductions, the of
ficials said. The officials added
that cancellations of deferments
probably would not be necessary
nor would it be necessary to
call those who have passed into
the second priority selection
group.
Currently, there are approxi
mately six million young men
under age 35 with deferments.
Approximately 500,000 of these
normally lose their deferments
during a 12-month period,
largest groups of deferred
of the
with part
SOMERVILLE
MR. THOMAS
College Choir
Andrews
Choir Concert Aids
Director's D.M.A.
of t h e subject they expect to
teach.
Prospective teachers should
contact the school systems in
which they seek employment, or
their colleges, for specific ad
vice on which examinations to
take and on which dates they
should be taken.
The “Bullentin of Informa
tion for Candidates” contains
a list of test centers, and in
formation about the examina
tions, as well as a Registration
Form. Copies may be obtained
from college placement of
ficers, school personnel de
partments, or directly from Na
tional Teacher Examinations,
Box 911, Educational Testing
Service, Princeton, New Jer
sey 08540.
Cycle News
A meeting was held Sep
tember 6 of the newly formed
St. Andrews Bicycle Club. The
club is considering national af
filiation with either the League
of American Wheelmen, Inc.
or the American Bicycle Lea
gue.
Saturday morning, September
11, the Bicycle Cliib is going to
ride to Johns, N.C. Anyone in
terested should meet at the
front of the Student Center at
9;00 a.m. For further informa
tion, contact Dyer Ramsey at
268-4879.
BY LANI BALDWIN
The St. Andrews Choir, un
der the direction of Professor
Thomas C. Somerville, will
present, for its first perfor
mance of the 1971-72 season,
a Fall Concert at the First
United Methodist Church in
in Laurinburg, on Sunday, Nov
ember 7. This performance has
the special significance of being
the doctoral dissertation per
formance of the choir’s con
ductor.
A candidate for the degree
of Doctor of Musical Arts at
the University of Southern Cali
fornia, Professor Somerville
Senate Acts On Major
Issues Of New Semester
Major items on the agenda at
the meeting of the Inter-Dor
mitory Senate Monday ni^t
were the approval of a new dorm
vice-president, a discussion of
the issue of the open dorm
policy, a question about the
jurisdictional responsibility for
the impeachment of suite lead
ers, and a resolution concerning
cable TV. The Student As
sociation treasurer. Jay Ben
der, announced that the Stu
dent Association budget would
be ready for presentation to the
Senate next week.
Eddie Smith, president of
Orange Hall, presented the
name of June Davis for the
Senate’s approval. She was ap
pointed vice-president to re
place Anne Polley, who did not
return to St. Andrews this fall.
Cherryl Holt, president of
Concord, launched the discus
sion of open-dorm policy by
asking about the power of resi
dence directors to veto re
quests for 24-hour open suites,
and also asked if suite leaders
could make requests for open
dorms in the absence of dorm
officers. The Senate agreed that
some criteria, or standards as
to when the request should be
denied, should be established,
and several suggested that Dr.
Hart and Deans Decker and
McNair be Invited to Senate
meetings to discuss the issue.
Scott Breckinridge, president
of the IDS, appointed a com
mittee, consisting of Bettye Jo
Flowers, Laura Humphress,
and Dave Beale to draft a pro
posal of policy to be recom
mended to the residence di
rectors.
Eddie Smith asked what body
had the jurisdiction for the
impeachment of suite leaders.
Ken Watkins, president of the
Student Association and ex-of
ficio member of the Senate,
consulted the Constitution to
find that impeachment of dorm
presidents and vice-presidents
is accomplished by a 2/3 vote
of the Senate. Scott Breckin
ridge appointed a committee,
consisting ofEddie Smith, Susan
Whitford, and Chuck Caldwell,
to look into the problem as it
relates to suite leaders.
Dave Beale proposed that the
Senate recommended to Dr.
Hart that the installation of
hookups for cable TV in every
room be installed as soon as
possible, since provision for
this measure has already been
incorporated into the college
budget for this year. The
recommendation was passed.
has chosen for the title of his
dissertation “A Study and Per
formance of Sacred Choral Mu
sic of Contemporary Scottish
Composers.” The College
Choir is to sing sacred music
chosen by M r. Somerville from
the music of the composers in
the Scottish Music Archives of
the University of Glasgow, Scot
land; music is chosen for the
Archives on the basis of its
quality, and the fact of the
composer being Scottish either
by birth or residence. The con
cert is to be tape-recorded and
sent to Dr. Charles Hirt, who
is chairman of Mr. Somer
ville’s doctoral committee. Mr.
Somerville has already suc
cessfully completed oral and
written examinations in his four
fields of emphasis — church
music, music history, choral
arranging, and conduting— and
this dissertation performance
if the final requirement for his
degree.
The choir will perform the
works of such eminent com
posers as Kenneth Leighton,
Reid professor of music at the
University of Edinburgh, and
Dr. Frederick Rimmer, chair
man of the department of music
at the University of Glasgow.
Members of the choir who tra
veled to Scotland during winter
term last January had the op
portunity to meet, talk with,
and perform for. Dr. Rimmer
and other members of the music
faculty.
Dr. Hirt will be visiting the St.
Andrews campus on October 6,
to observe Mr. Somerville at
work. An authority on secular
and sacred avant-garde music,
it is expected that he will pre
sent lectures on “The Choral
Scene in America,” and “The
Avant-Garde in Choral Prac
tices.” These will be open to
the academic community.
Other fall term performances
for the choir include; Friday,
December 3, TV performance
on WECT, Wilmington; Thurs
day, December 9, Christmas
Concert, Plnehurst Country
Club; Friday, December 10,
Christmas Concert, Liberal
Arts Auditorium.
    

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