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    THE LANCE
OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE STUDENT BODY OF ST, ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE
11. No. 18
ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, LAURINBURG, N. C.
THURSDAY. MAY 4. 1972
l-rrlcla Smith, the newly elected President of the Student As-
KSation. But was her election valid? (Photo by Ron Hayden)
Committee Passes
Birth Control Plan
Constitutional Problems
Challenge To Elections
In a speclaUy called meeting
If the Student Life Committee
st Tuesday the budget for the
'ubllcations Board was sub-
.itted and received as Informa-
lon, guidelines and priorities
creative group living off
lampus were established, and a
ffoposal to have Internal ex-
.minations and contraceptives
lade available on campus was
;sed by a vote of 7 to 2
1 went on to Dr. Hart.
The budget submitted by the
’ubllcations Board Included the
idgets for the three student
iblications “The Lance,”
'Lamp & Shield”, and “Cairn”.
’he overall budget for the Board
led for a sum of $9,475
' the coming year, reflecting
_ le amount of money needed by
the three publications. This Is
a reduction of almost $3,000
“irom last year’s budget, the cut
[esultlng from proposed change
n the "Lamp & Shield” format
lor next year.
Student Life chose not to act
1 the budget request stating
ey felt the new Student As-
iciation Treasurer should
lave time to look at the budget
Anti-War Vigil
As of noon today the Peace
Vigil in front of the Post Of-
tlce on Atkinson Street in down-
own Laurlnburg had approxi-
nately 30-40 students.
Standing in a single filed line,
pe students and faculty mem-
pers remained silent and sev
eral students passed out hand
pills to those people who were
Coming and going from the Post
uffice.
When asked how many more
students he felt would arrive,
j^r, Posnlck, the co-ordinator
pf the Peace Vigil, stated he was
pot expecting too many more.
By 1 o’clock the ranks of
he protesters had swelled to
[nearly loo people, Including
peveral Laurlnburg students.
No incidents were reported.
for the coming year, and that
he should also be present when
any action is taken by Student
(Continued to Page 4)
BY JEFF NEILL
The run-off elections held
last Monday to determine who
would be President of the Stu
dent Association confirmed the
election of Trisha Smith over
Janie McLawhorn to that posi
tion. However, the Constitution
ality of the run-off election as
well as the up coming Election
for offices has been challenged
and now threatens the validity
of those election result.
The delay on the returns of
votes cast last Friday was
caused by a break down of the
computer that was not repaired
until Sunday. At that time it
was learned that Janie Mc-
Lawhom had received the sec
ond greatest number of votes
in the Presidential race beat
ing Jay Bender by two votes,
and would be in the run-off
elections against Ms. Smith who
had received the greatest num
ber of votes for President. The
coiuiting of ballots on Monday
revelled Ms, Smith had main
tained her lead and would there
fore be President of the Student
Association next year.
Glenda Buck, a sophomore,
has challenged both the validity
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Trustees Act On Budget
BY DR. HART
The Board of Trustees has approved for 1972-73 the first
balanced budget that St. Andrews has been able to develop for
the past four years. ^
In its meeting last Thursday, the trustees gave tentative
approval to an operating budget calling for a total expenditure
of $3 495,000 — an increase of approximately $180,000 over
the 1971-72 level. The final budget will be adopted in October
at the Board’s annual meeting.
Expressing satisfaction with this flnanci^ nn
Board took note that the cumulative operatmg deficit still
will be approximately $925,000 at the close of the current
year. The coUege went “into the red” $68,000 J
$407,000 in 1969-70, $367,000 in 1970-71, and $83,000 m
^'Llng these years, however, St. Andrews exp^ded jts
science programs, increased the proportion of the faculty
Sessli docloraes from 40« to 6«, strenethenyl Its coun-
“rtS xr.'rrrw-tj
period, despite
rr,»rTert.d%M.e by over t« s^e
t This cost gap has been filled increasingly by con
tributions' from individuals, business
Income from students (t“jtlon, feej, t^tal budget
services) will cover only 66% of the coiiege t.
a strong concern that continuing
aadltloi«ablacl. students
Other actions ot the ^ oeorge
promotions (Dr. . „.„.aant professor); the con-
W. Weimer and Mark 1- ^mit availability of
struction of a new health > tennis courts, track,
partial state funding; J^uSon and paving in the
and gymnasium floor; gll investment funds for
maintenance shop area; and pooling of all mve
more effective PorttoUo^m^^ „■—■■■■■«
Aid Asked For Campbell
years and was recenUy forced
to stop work due to severe ill-
ness.
There will be boxes for mo-
netary contributions placed in
the Student Center and the^
building. For other con^lbu-
tions, contact Charles Davis,
of the run-off and the dorm of
ficer election on the ground that
they are being held after the end
of April and are therefore un
constitutional.
In a written statement given
to Molly McLeod, this years
Attorney General, Ms. Buck
stated, “According to Article
XII section 1 of the Constitution
of the St. Andrews Student As
sociation, I charge the Elections
Board of acting Invalldly ontwo
points:
1) this article states
‘The officers of the Student
Association with the exception
of the off-campus representa
tives to the IDS are elected
in a general election each spring
term before the end of April.
The election schedule did not
allow for the Presidential run
off to be held by this date.
2) In like manner the dorm
elections which have been sche
duled will also be invalid.”
In an interview with “The
Lance”, Ms. Buck stated her
reasons for challenging the
validity of the up coming elec
tions stemmed from the events
that took place at the WSAP
forum held last Thursday night.
There, she said, she saw an
Inconsistancy between the will
ingness of student representa
tives to uphold sections of the
constitution that obviously con
tradicted other sections of the
constitution and then at the
same time to deny the validity
of an amendment nulliflng
Article m section 2(a) which
would have allowed students to
run for the positions of Presl
dent and Vice-President of the
Student Association without
having held a prior elected of
flee. -
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Band To Perform Friday
Friday night at 8:00 p.m. in
the Liberal Arts auditorium,
the St. Andrews Concert Band
will present its spring concert.
Conductor George Weimer
will lead the band in a variety
of music from Mussorgsky to
Sousa.
Among the selections are
“Chester” by William Schu
mann, “Overture for Winds’*
by Charles Carter, and “Har
lequin” by Clare Grundman.
Membership includes St. An
drews students and staff and
area high school musicians.
This concert is presented by
the St. Andrews Division of Art,
Music and Theater. Admission
is free to the public.
The Black Student Union is
sponsoring a monetary, food,
and clothing drive for Mr.Har-
lee CampbeU, a former em
ployee of St. Andrews.
CampbeU worked as a janitor
in the Vardell BuUdlng for 10
The S.A. Band is scheduled to perform tomorrow night at 8,
the u'kK (Photo by Ron Hayden)
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