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mrTTTrTAi. Ptim.TPATinN oF_JEHE-STiir)irNT andrkws prrsbytf.rian COLLEGE
VOL. 12, No. 6
AMnpp^ws presb:>:terian college. LATJRINRTIRG.
■ THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 16. 1972.
Panty Raid Began As Prank, Became Riot,
Residence Court Recommends One Expulsion
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Two SA Students In Wreck
On Campus; Both Uninjured
Two St. Andrews students
narrowly missed being killed
early this morning when they
lost control of their car, skid
ding for several hundred feet,
hitting the bride guard rail and
finally stopping only after
knocking down a sign post and
slamming Into a large tree
which prevented the car from
going into the lake.
Tom Jones, a senior oft cam
pus resident, was the driver of
the automobile involved in the
early morning accident. Neith
er he nor his passenger, Bill
Warren, were injured. The ac
cident occured on the road con
necting the two sides of the cam
pus sometime between 1 and
3:15 this morning.
Jeff Neill passed the car
which was facing the lake slam
med Into a tree on the college
side of the road and stopped
to see If any help was needed.
Finding no one in the car or
the Immediate vicinity Neill
went to maintenance to try and
find the security officer on duty.
Not finding the security officer,
he went to Orange dorm and
attempted to call the mobile
unit unsuccessfully.
Calling the eme^ency room
of Scotland County Hospital he
only found there had been no
one treated from an auto wreck
since the nurse had come on duty
at 11 p.m. He then called Roger
Decker, Dean of Students who
arrived on the scene within a
few minutes.
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As closely as can be sub
stantiated, the now famous
“panty raid” of November 6th
began as a prank. The instiga
tors of the “raid,” a small
group of upperclassmen, had
carefully selected the women to
be raided on the basis of who
they knew and who they thought
would take the proceedings in
the good natured way in which
they were intended.
The plans of the raid leaked
to others, allegedly freshmen,
who were said to have begun
indiscriminately confronting
any female they came across.
As the scope of the raid
e35>anded, so did the number
of people involved. From one
suite in Concord, girls re
portedly threw water balloons
and shouted obscentlties at the
raiders below.
During the course of the night
small groups of men went
through the women’s dorms, en
tering rooms and removing
clothes from drawers and
closets. Many of these clothes
ended up in the trees outside
the dorms and in various other
locations.
One woman told of how people
she had never seen before had
entered her room and had re
moved all of her roommate’s
clothes from their drawers and
closets. Her roommate had gone
home for the ni^t. Incidents
of this nature were not limited
to male perpetrators.
In Granville, a group of
women entered a man’s room
iln retaliation and removed all
at his clothes from closets and
drawers. They then dumped
them In the shower and turned
on the water while adding
shaving cream.
During the raid, males be
gan entering rooms and at
tempting to remove panties
from their wearers. In most
reported incidents the ligjits
either remained off or wsro
turned out.
Court Condemns
Raid Incident’s
Guilty Parties
The court finds any person
reprehemsible who is cognizant
of a grave personal invasion
of privacy and who does not act
to halt such an invasion.
Persons have been deeply
wronged and suffered traumatic
personal humiliation. It is the
strong opinion of this court •:
that the guilty parties should :■
be pimished in a manner ap- •:
propriate to their disgraceful j
actions, :j
Wilma Reichard / •;
Chairman of the :•
Co-Ed Residence Court
Proposed New Carpet
Controversial Plan
One girl stated that she felt
this Indicated a non-sexual
orientation to the raids with no
real harm or humiliation in
tended.
The girl herself, however,
had been roused from bed by
males entering and leaving her
room. She had risen, putting on
pants under her night shirt and
entering the hall in pursuit. She
was soon desparately struggling
to keep from being thrown in
the shower. She was also upset
by a male bystander who kept
urging her assailants to re
move her pants. She was re
scued by a male friend who
happened thru the suite and
stopped her assailants.
By week’s end several women
who had their panties removed
were pressing charges against
their alleged assailants. Ac
cording to Jo Ann Foil, Attorney
General, six males were in
dicted for two incidents. Two of
the males were indicted twice
and stood trial for the two In
cidents.
Of the six there was found
to insufficient evidence against
five. The sixth was found guilty
and the Residence Court re
commended expulsion to Dr.
Hart. This decision is under
appeal.
Three of the five who had
been acquitted, however, were
re-indicted on different
charges, according to Foil. New
charges were also filed against
other participants In the raid.
These new charges were later
dropped due to the uncon-
stitutlonality of double jeo
pardy. All the cases are now
under review by Dr. Hart, Pre
sident of the College.
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Interpretation s
Of Panty Raids
And
Subsequent Trials
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Asher, Kelly Resign;
Term Senate Farce I
ILibrary Inadequacy
{Due To Budget Lack
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The carpet in the entrance
hall to the cafeteria is the
focal point of a rather mild
controversy between Dr. R. M.
Urie, head of Rehabilitation
Service and Dean Roger Decker,
The controversy is, of course,
rather unimportant and in
significant. What is important
is the ultimate end of this mild
di spute of the installation
of carpeting in the soon-to-
be-erected Evaluation Center.
Dr. Urie stands unswervingly
opposed to any carpeting what
ever. He thinks its superfluous
because, he says, carpeting is
harder to roll over in a wheel
chair than a bare floor. Since
most students staying in the
center will be in wheelchairs,
it would, he thinks, be unwise
it were carpeted. Also, he feels
that carpeting would project an
Image other than the one he
wishes the center to have, which
is comfortable, attractive and
yet, at the same time, prac-
ical. He said, “Any installing
of carpeting in the center will
be a mistake,”
Decker is not so absolute,
but feels that the decision as to
whether carpeting is harder to
roll over in a wheelchair than
ever non-carpeted floors is
equivocal; that different types
of carpeting should be experi
mented with before a definite
decision is arrived at. Hence,
by both parties, the installa
tion of the carpet in the en-
tranee hall. The Evaluation
Center, he says, will be a home
for disabled students, not a
hospital, though it will have the
capacity for a comprehensive
range of medical treatments,
and so would like the center
to have an almost home-like
atmosphere. He concedes the
fact that carpeting might - -and
if should be emphasized might
-- possibly be harder to roll
over by wheel chair students
than over bare floors and, if
that proves to be the case, he
still would like to see carpet
Installed in certain sections of
the center -- such as nurse’s
stations, private living quart
ers, etc. Though non-commital
he leans toward carpeting the
Evaluation Center.
So remember when walking
over the carpeting in the en
trance hall to the cafeteria
(Continued to page 4)
Wheelies Plan
Town Barriers |
Council Session iii
BY ANNETTE LAUBERT
There is a proposed meeting |:;
with the Laurinburg City
Council tentatively scheduled
for Tuesday, December 5 in the
municipal building to discuss
architectural barriers and the
accessibility of the downtown
area to the handicapped, ;j;
Interested groups to be re-
presented at this meeting are
the St. Andrews Chapter of the |j;
National Paraplegia Foundation,
Youth for Easter Seals, andtwo
local groups of retired persons, j:
Mr. L. B. Singleton, Mr, He-
Witt Fulton, and Dr. Robert Urie v
will represent the Mayor’s
Committee on Employment of
the Handicapped, •:
The purposes of the Decem- :•
ber 5 discussion are as follows; •:
1) To illustrate through se- j;
lected slides ways in which a ;j
typical downtown shopping area •;
can be made fully accessible to :•
persons using wheelchairs or ■:
crutches, the elderly, moth-.;
ers with baby carriages, and :•
shoppers with shopping carts, jj
2) To present to the Council j;
specific engineering drawings
to illustrate methods of ramp- •:
tag and curb cuts and sped- :•
ficatlons of these to accomo- •:
date the handicapped,
3) To ask the City Council;;
to consider immediate action •:
necessary in order to carryout!;
these goals in specified down- ;
(Continued to Page 4) .;
BY BILL ASHER AND DAVID KELLY ;
The student body at St. Andrews has as its spokesman a ;
Student Association consisting of a Student Senate, a Cabinet, ;
and various committees. This Student Association is in exis- ;
tence to benefit and represent the students in any way possible.
However, we feel that the Student Association is being used by
the Administration only as an instrument to justify their actions
and policies. The Student Association lacks any power to
effectively represent, govern, or regulate the student body.
The Administration of the school holds checks on all levels of
the Student Association. Any discussion of pertinent issues such
as dorm hours, off-campus housing, contraceptives to be sold on
campus, military recruiters, etc. is foolhardy. Any decision to
be made will ultimately be made by the Administration.
It is for these reasons that we. Bill Asher and David Kelly,
president and vice-president of Mecklenburg Dorm, do hereby
resign our positions in the Student Association. We feel that by
retaining our positions in this organization we would be per
forming a great disservice to Mecklenburg Dorm and the
student body in general. We would ta effect be condoning the
assumed right of the administration to arbitrarily govern our
affairs. Any further continuance of our present Student Associa
tion is dishonest and hypocritical and we no longer wish to be a
part of and further perpetuate this dishonesty.
The Dialogue published by Janie Fouke let it be known that the
Faculty Executive Committee has yet to meet with its Student
Representatives. Both out of protest for this treatment and for
the same reasons stated above, I can no longer retain my
position on this committee. Thus, I, David Kelly, do hereby
resign my position as Student Representative to the F. E.C.
We need a total revamping Of Student Government and this
wUl not come from within the existing framework. Provisions
must be made for more realistic student tavolvement and
fewer administrative controls. The philosophy of in loco parentis
is still with us although few of us will admit to its existence
and use. St. Andrews students are responsible human beings
and in order to act upon this responsibility we must assume
our inherent right to govern our own affairs. This right our
Administration has seen fit to overlook. By refusing to acknow
ledge our humanity the Administration has created an en
vironment where irresponsibility is the norm.
This irresponsibility implies not only the obvious triviality
so hotly debated on campus but also a serious defect in our
social and ethical character. Students must now take a position.
Are we to conttaue our irresponsible approach or are we as a
; community going to take definite action irregardless of ad-
I ministration pressure?
i BY SKIP TAYLOR
 Wny is the Library not open
•imore? Why are certain neces-
Ssary reference books not be tog
:;:purchase? These and other such
^questions are being asked to
■i'lmany circles of the St. Andrews
campus. These are valid ques-
•t'tlons for any college campus,
::'A good library is essential,
ivit becomes even more neces-
■i'sary when the campus is iso-
Xlated. Questions as to the ef-
•i'fiency of our library become
Important under these clrcum-
:j: stances.
Mr. Lietz, Campus Libra-
:":rlan, gave one mato reason for
ijiithe toabiUty of the SA library
■I;', to meet the needs of the stu-
dents. Many people have asked
S'Why the library was not open
•ijmore of the time. Lietz said
I;:; this was due to the lack of pro-
per stafftog. He attributed this
I'l'to an toadequate budget. This
lack of funds seems to be the
mato hindrance to the library’s
operation. It has resulted tothe
Library being unable to pur-
chase the necessary books. The
prospects for the future are for
|:j; this monetary shortage to get
worse, not better.
When asked about the budget
Mr. Lietz said that it had been
cut substantially for the last
g three years. The cuts have
amounted to a total of $75,000.
S It is not definite as to why
these cuts were made, but Mr.
Lietz speculated that other
priorities, possibly mainte-
vl nance, had taken this money.
This seems to be the general
attitude of the Administration
toward the library. The new
building proposed for construc-
tlon has been sidetracked, ac-
'i'i cording to Lietz. The chapel and
>•: medical center are the two mato
projects scheduled above it.
As a result the library is fall-
tog behind the needs of SA.
It is apparent that the SA cur
riculum will be greatly affected
if the library situation is not
dealt with. Mr. Lietz said he
did not see any significance of
such things as todependent study
as a part of the St. Andrews
curriculum unless the library
receives better funding.
Mr. Lietz went on to explain
the specific problems stemmtog
(Conttoued to Page 3)
Danfortii troup
Studying Plan
Of C&C Revision
A dlstinqulshed panel of edu-
cators were on campus this
week to talk with students and
professors and to sit in onC&C
classes as apart of the Chris
tianity and Culture revision
project undertaken earlier this
year by the college.
Maktog up the committee are
Dr. J. Edward Dirks, chairman
of the committee and vice pre
sident of the Danforth Founda
tion, Dr. John D. Magulre,pre-
sldent State University ofN. Y.;
Dr. RhodaM. Dorsey,Vice Pre
sident of Gcucher College; Dr.
Wilton Dillon, Smithsonian to-
stltutlon; Dr. J. Herman Blake,
Acting Provost of College
Seven, University of Califor
nia; and Dr. John C. Meagher,
St. Mlchetl’s College, Univer
sity of Toronto.
(Continued to Page 4)
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