THURSDAY, SEPT. 16, 1971
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After this week I had seriously thought of hijacking the
cafeteria and taking it to Hardees.
Eating steak off of paper plates Is a “real” bad idea. And
giving us plastic knives to cut it with is worse.
What happened is that everybody ended up cutting their
plates to shreds, while their steaks stayed intact.
That was but one No-No they did this week.
The other was placing the “What’s-Your-Number girls”
at the exit. I mean it is bad enough to have to stand in line to
eat, but standing in line to leave makes no sense at all.
I realize the cafeteria-type people are trying. Their food
shows that--they are trying to cook.
Maybe they should buy the “Fannie Farmer Cook Book” and
throw away their copy of “How to Cook Salisbury Steak 101
Ways Without Really Trying”.
The PE classes haven’t changed any here since I made
my last appearance in gym shorts.
The golf class was assigned a project. The head golf man
wants them to either read a book on golf and write a report,
or to create something (like drawing a picture of the golf
Whatever happened to the good old days when physical
education was an activity course?
It has now become pseudo-academic and is now attempting
an experience in the creative arts.
Does anybody know how to participate in a sport anymore
instead of analyzing it?
Now that I think about it, I guess it would make more sense
to line up to leave the cafeteria than it does to go in. I mean
after all, which is more important? Food or your health.
A thou^t to leave you with: “We always live to regret
that which we have done in the past.”
You’ll understand it when you are a senior.
A Food Poll Coming
Last week in this column an opinion was aired, directed
to the President of the Student Association and the Senate
that they might do more to co-ordinate and direct this com
munity. One suggestion was for Ken to use his position to
request CARE packages from Korea. Surprisingly enough
it was learned this week that some people actually read and be
came concerned by at least this one suggestion. Mr. Mann of the
food service for one.
Members of the Lance staff met with Mr. Mann after dinner
Tuesday night and attempted to reflect some of the disatisfac
tion expressed by students. The general feeling that the food
has been of poor quality was expressed, with specific mention
given to the cheese filled hot dogs of last Friday night and the
orange juice in the morning.
Throughout the discussion, Mr. Mann expressed a desire
to please the students and to try and innovate serving proce
dures so as to give a wider variety in food selection. He
also reacted favorably to the idea of circulating a poll as a
possible means to guage student tastes and grievances.
So, for those who have had comments and criticisms in the
past concerning cafeteria food, remember them for the poll.
In the meantime, both Charlie Gottenkieny (P.O. Box 511)
of the Food Committee, and The Lance (P.O. Box 757) are
interested in specific complaints and suggestions.
Contributers to this issue:
DEAN R.W, DECKER
Resident Law May Nullify
College Vote in Elections
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BY MARSHALL GRAVELY
When the 18-year old vote
was ratified by 38 states this
summer, eleven million young
Americans were given the pri
vilege to participate in the sys
tem which had been directing
their lives and fates. Most of
the potential new voters said
in representative opinion polls
that they intended to register
and vote. They also indicated a
heavily liberal preference.
Now a problem has arisen,
which, if unsolved, could nul
lify the new votes. In college
towns across the nation, muni
cipal administrators are in
sisting that college students
must register and vote where
their parents live. Since many
students come from hundreds
of miles away, they cannot get
away to vote on election days.
In North Carolina’s most pro
minent college town. Chapel
Hill, University of North Caro
lina student leaders have joined
some college faculty in filing
suit against a ruling saying that
they can not vote in Chapel Hill
The major fault in the cities’
argument is that students live
at their college addresses for
3/4 of the year and should be
legal residents since the local
laws apply to them. Although
they do not pay municipal taxes
Women Meet To
BY KATHY KEARNY
There was a state-wide wom
en’s conference held in Chapel
Hill last weekend, and St. An
drews was well represented
with seven women attending.
Earlier state conferences
have tended to be rather dull
affairs, with each area repre
sented telling of their group’s
efforts at combating sexism.
Then the meeting splits into
workshops to discuss various
aspects at the women’s move
But this conference was dif
ferent. There were about eighty
women representing Chapel
Hill, Charlotte, High Point,
Greensboro, Fayetteville, Dur
ham, Ralei^, and St. Andrews.
The meeting began with role-
playing games, which raised
consciousness and entertained
everybody. The first was a
simulated conversation at a high
school reunion between a “li
berated” bourgeois liberal and
an oppressed, suppressed, and
working class woman. The sec
ond skit was a meeting of the
“Rosa Luxemborg Marxist
Study Group” to discuss strate
gy in organizing female cafe
teria workers, which was aji
appropriate and hilarious farce
of bourgeois student elitism.
The focal point for dicussion
at the conference was the pro
blems of working class women.
The question which arose from
the discussion, at least in my
mind, is can the exploitation
and oppression of women be
measured along economic and
class lines? Is Jackie Onassis
as oppressed, as a woman, as
the black cafeteria worker?
Does the nature of the oppres
sion change when the situation
shifts from who carries out the
garbage to the problem of hav
ing enough food to make gar
bage? Gloria, a divorced mother
of two teen-aged children and a
themselves, the colleges and
universities collect through tui
tion and fees for the taxes they
pay to their towns.
Although absentee votes do
exist in many states, these gen
erally apply only in Presidential
elections. Congressional, gu
bernatorial, and local elections
have no absentee vote. More
over, one can file an absentee
vote only if it can be shown
that it is impossible for him
to vote in his home area.
The great fear of the local
administrators is that If stu
dents are allowed to vote in
their college towns, they will
overwhelm the town and elect
liberal or radical candidates.
Here again the argument falls
apart because students by and
large reflect the voting pat
terns of their parents. Also, in
most small toVms no liberal or
radical candidates even get
To use St. Andrews as an ex
ample, if the entire student
body registered and voted here
which Is highly unlikely, the
total vote would be less than I
1/10 of the population of Lau-
rinburg. The Scotland County
politicians would have little to
worry about since they control
the nomination and campaign
If the people who approved
the 18-year old vote are anxious
for the students to participate
in electoral politics, then they
have to realize that this must
be done in the college area.
To approve the vote and then
restrict it seems to be largely
inconsistent and to demonstrate
a lack of faith in the political
sense and ability of students.
Students have shown they are
the most highly informed and
concerned group of young A-
mer leans ever heard of. To lack
faith in them is to lack faith in
the electorial process as a
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