THE LANCE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE STUDENT BODY OF ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE VOL. 11- No- ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, LAURINBURG, N. C. THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 1972 N.C.-PffiG Meets Tonight To Discuss Needed Action The car above has brought Inquiries as to whether or not Laurinburg police are on campus. They are not. This is the new car that the security officers have obtained, replacing the old blue car and the station wagon from maintenance. The un answered question at this point is whether the blue light works or is merely ornamental. KP.C. Acts On Major, Holidays, And Grades Dviring a meeting of the Edu cational Policy Committee last week the names of members ap pointed to a sub-committee of E.P.C. for Curricular Plan ning were made known, the calender for the next academic year was finalized, and a pro posal for the revision of major requirements in Politics was approved. A proposal passed at the December meeting adopting and optional pass/fail grading sys tem for quided Independent Stu dies was sent to the faculty for their approval. At the sug gestion of Dr. Rodney Fulcher, chairman of the History and Social Science Division, the faculty returned the proposal to E.P.C. and directed E.P.C. to review the entire grading system. Review of the grading sys tem will be part of the re sponsibility of the sub-com mittee for curricular planning. The members of this committee as recommended by D e an Ar nold and approved by the E.P.C. are, Dean Arnold (chairman). Dr. Hix, Dr. White, Dr. Daven port, Dr. Blair, Dr. Kitchin, Dr. Miller, and Jeff Neill. A proposed adoption of a pass/fail grading system for P. E. courses was also re ferred to this sub-committee. The calendar for the coming academic year was also finalized and approved during last week's meeting of the E.P.C. Under this calender, Reading Days, the four day weekendthat came last semester around mid-term, has been changed to a mid-semester recess. The name for this four day break was altered from reading days to mid-semester recess so as to make the label for this vacation consistent with the way most people wUl use it. Also provided for under this calendar is a specific date, January 4, as the last day for drop/adding during winter term. -he final proposal passed by the E.P.C. concerned the major requirements of Politics As established, the intendarit po litics major will contract tor the requirements of his or her Politics degree. "The major requirements in politics there fore consist of a contract which satisfies all other degree re quirements and which is mu tually acceptable to the stu dent and to the faculty in Po- Utics. . . A student current ly majoring in Politics may either remain under his or her present major requirements or (Continued to Page 4) As Bowles Sees Major Issues Hargrove “Skipper” Bowles was in Laurinburg a week ago Tuesday to meet the towns people and discuss the issues in his campaign for governor of North Carolina. Wednesday morning Mr. Bowles met with reporters and discussed some of these issues with them. Se nator Bowles stated that he was against coUege students being able to register to vote in the counties in which they go to school. He said instead that he was in favor of students regis tering to vote in their home counties. Bowles also st^ed that the present absentee bal lot system needed drastic re vision. On the subject of the state aid to private colleges. Sena tor Bowles said he was in fav or of it, but the amount of state aid should be determined by the number of North Carolina residents attending the schools. Mr. Bowles stated emphati cally that he was against forced busing to achieve racial inte gration. He said that aU the money that is spent on busmg could be spent on improvmg the present school system. Mr. Bowles said that he had been "working for pollution con trol legislation in the state legislature, and would continue to do so. He said that in the last session of the legislature he had proposed an amendment to the state constitution v^ich would clear the way for new antipollution laws. BY LANI BALDWIN What is PIRG? NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC INTEREST RESEARCH GROUP Professional sclentsts, en- V i r onmentallsts, ecomonists, sociologists, and lawyers em ployed by you to represent your Interests as a student and a CMisumer. PIRG offers students a more sophisticated and ef fective medium for attacking abuses of your environmental rights (to clean air and water), consumer rights (to safe pro ducts, fair pricing and adver tising), and your personal ri^ts (to non-dlscriminatory hiring practices,etc). PIRG will be listening to university students and community citizens, re searching specific interests and concerns for the entire area, and taking legal action when necessary to solve these pro blems. PIRGs now exist at the Universities of Oregon and Min nesota. Why PIRG? Sit-ins, picketing, mass de monstrations, and petitions all serve their purpose in creating public awareness of the basic problems facing this society. However, many times these ef forts are only of temporary value. Also, student efforts are typically sporadic, interrupted by exam periods, term papers, and vacations. In order to ef fect more permanent reform, new means must be found. N. C. PIRG proposes to establish a s t at e-wide- student-control led organization which should employ a full-time professional staff. Through the expert gui dance and continuous effort of these professionals, students can achieve the reforms which they have clamored for over the last decade. With the help of students, these lawyers, eco nomists, environmentalists, and other professionals can provide the research and do cumentation necessary to chal lenge both business and govern ment agencies on issues of en vironmental preservation, con sumer protection, and race and sex discrimination. Who Is PIRG? PIRG is you — control of PIRG rests in the hands of North Carolina students, and the issues on which this staff works will be decided by stu dents. Each campus will elect a local board which will serve as a clearing house for sug gestions and complaints. From there, the issues to be re searched will be sent for final approval to a student State Board of Directors who will assign your issues to a pro fessional staff member. Stu dents wiU comprise research teams supervised by the pro- fesslonals. The professional staff wUl be the action arm of PIRG. They will use the techniques of research, pub lic education, and legal action to effect reforms in the in terest of the public of North Carolina, How PIRG? PRIG prt^oses that each stu dent assess him/herself $1.50 per semester to provide the stable financial base needed to hire the professional staff. Through a petition, apr(H)Osal for the formation of PIRG will be submittted to the Board of Trustees of St. Andrews Col lege, requesting that St. An drews serve as a collecting agent for PIRG. Any student who so wishes may obtain a refund of his $1,50 during the third week of each semester at an easily accessible loca tion on campus. * * * * The idea of NC-PIRG was brought to St. Andrews on Feb ruary 2nd, by Mr. DonaldRoss, affiliate of Ralph Nader and author of the book “Action for a Change,” and Mr. Bob Bea- son, a St. Andrews graduate and former “Nader’s Raider,” now in law school at UNC-Cha- pel Hill. Mr. Ross explained the PIRG concept is STMS class that morning, and also in Mr. Schulz’s International Politics class. He also talked awhile with students at the College Union before leaving to catch his flight back to Washington. PIRG has already passed at Duke, Meredith, Peace, Greensboro, and Chapel Hill. The movement is under way at Wake Forest, Elon, Lenoir Rhyne, and Chowan. Once St. Andrews establishes PIRG, it needs to send people out to start the movement at Pem broke, UTJC-Wilmington, and at East Carolina. It is soon to be a state-wide organization. A PIRG group is forming (Continued to Page 4) Beedle, Barlow Perform Musical Programs Here Photo Exhibition, Sale- Wilmington Finally, all the S, A. amateur photographers are getting a chance to show off their skills. On February 15 and 16, there will be a photo exhibit m the lounge of Wilmington Dorm. AU photographs wiU be able to be sold if the owner so de sires. This exhibit is op^ to everyone associated with St. Andrews. Also, there is no limit to the amount of pictures that can be entered. Prints should be submitted, mounted, to Miss C^olyn Snider, at the lounge of Gr^- vUle Dorm by February 14. For further information, con tact Carolyn Snider at erf. 252, or Mike McQuown at ext. 25b. The Division of Art, Music, and Theatre will present Miss Helen Beedle, pianist, in jun ior recital tomorrow evening, and Mr. Edwin Barlow, bari tone, in faculty recital Monday evening. Dr. Herbert Horn will accompany Mr. Barlow on the piano. Both programs will be gin at 8:00 p.m. in the Liberal Arts Auditorium, A 20-year-old piano major from Hellertown, Pennsylvania, “Beedle,” as she is called, is a third-year student of Dr. Herbert Horn, professor of pia no, She has also studied for two summers with the renowed con cert artist Walter Hautzlg, at Peabody conservatory in Balti more, Maryland. Miss Beedle's program Fri day evening will include the Haydn E-flat Sonata, a Poulenc toccata, the G-minor rhapsody and the F-major romanze by Brahms, and an E-major sch erzo, an A-flat major etude and a C -minor polonaise, all of Cho pin. Mr. Barlow, now assistant professor of voice and direc tor of the St. Andrews Col lege Chorale, did his under graduate study at Pfeiffer Col lege in Miseheimer, N, C., and obtained his masters degree in voice from the University of Southern California, He is mar ried, and his wife Paula teaches preparatory piano at St. An drews. Mr, Barlow has arranged his program to include works from the Baroque, Romantic, Mo dern, and Contemporary per iods of musical history. He will sing a cantata by Vivaldi, four Schubert lieder, three French songs by Henri Duparc, four “Songs of Travel” by Ralph Vaughan-Williams, three songs by Ned Rorem, and will con clude with a group by Aaron Copland. The St. Andrews community is invited to attend both these recitals. There is no admis sion charge. Hardesty Joins Uriels Staff Mr. Charles Hardesty, (St. Andrews class of ‘71) has re cently been employed by Mr. Urie in the Social Services Office. “Chuck” is well known to many at S. A, as a hard worker and former aide to handicapped students. Chuck’s title is Adapted Pro grams Instructor under the Spe cial Services for handicapped students. He has already begun work on the rifle range and a new dock for wheelchairs. He is also organizmg a wheelchair basketball team to play against Charlotte and others. Mr, Urie expressed great pleasure in this new position and the exciting work which Chuck has undertaken. Chuck is also attending a graduate course at UNC Chapel Hill in medical aspects of re habilitation counseling.