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    THE LANCE
Official Publication of the Student Body of St. Andrews Presbyterian Colleg
VOL. 14 NO. 17 ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE, LAURINBURG, N. C,
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THURSDAY, APRIL 10,1975
Constitution Approved After Eight Year Delay
Election
Results
In elections on Monday,
these results were recorded by
the Elections Board;
Vice President Keith Crib
ble was elected president of
the Student Association,
defeating last-minute writenn
candidate Kevin Corrigan 325
to 53.
Steve Ekins’ 296 votes gave
him the vice presidency over
Larry McDaniels, who
received 128.
Incumbent Secretary Lisa
Tillson, running unopposed for
a second term, recdved 363
votes to lead the fidd in votes
won.
In the race for Treasure,
Rob Howard defeated Lin
Thompson, 250 to 170. Jacob
Houge was easily elected vice
president of The College
Christian Council over Vic
toria Nichols, 312 to %. Betsy
Styers edged into the CCC’s
secretary-treasurership by
just five votes over freshman
Sancfy Hart, 198-193. The vice
presidency of the College
Union Board went to Beth
Lyon, who defeated Joyce
Dew, 259-145. The results of
the Attorney Gaieral, CUB
and CCC presidential cam
paigns were not released. (See
related story on this page.)
UFO’s?
In the last week and a half
newspapers and television
news programs have carried
reports of unidentified objects
in surrounding counties, but
none have beea reported in
this area at least not until this
week. A number of students
here have repated to The
Lance sightings of a
mysterious object in the sky
Moiday and Tuesday ni^ts
around 11:45 pjn.
The students, who were all
quite sober at the time, said
Uie object fitted the general
descri^ion of the other recent
UFO reports. It appeared, at
first glance, to be an airplance
with its standard running
li^ts in operation. Further
observation revealed,
however, that the object stop
ped in mid air, moved i?),
down and sideways as well, all
in sudden, darting motions
beyond conventional aircraft
capabilities. Its lights also
changed color (from a light
orat^e to bright white) and in
tensity before it disappear^
from view. The students said
that on both occasion it ap
peared in the sky in the direc
tion of the Lake Moore dam
and was visible for four to five
minutes.
Princess Begins
Lectures
Princess Mary de
Rachewiltz, daughter of
famed poet Ezra Pound, gave
the first annual Pound
Memorial Lecture Monday
night before a capacity
audience in the Libert Arts
Auditorium.
St. Andrews’ writer-in-
residence Ron Bayes opened
the evening’s proceedings
with some general remarks
about the lecture series and
them )ielded the floor to
student Tony Ridings, who
spent his winter term last
year visiting and
photographing many of
Pound’s haints in Italy.
Ridings introduced the prin
cess, whose own, life story,
along with recollections of her
father are contained in the
book “Discretirais”, published
by Atlantic Little-Brown and
now out of print.
Princess de Radiewiltz ex
pressed pleasure at being oi
the St. Andrews campus,
noting that her hosts had
“taken very good care of me.
My hotel room’s Bible w^
opened to the Book of Ezra.”
The book of Ezra was well
at hand as the Italian princess
opened her remarks. “I am
here because of my cultivated
curiosity,” she said. Im
pressions of the American
Southland had her glance at
the Biblical source before the
address, reflecting, “One fin
ds the new light where ever
CTie turns. New openings are
everywhere. We go through
life learning new ^gs and
getting new angles.”
“Learning requires faitn.
she told the educational
colony at St. Andrews. “Faith
is a virtue hard to believe
“Learning requires faith,”
she told the educational
colony at St. Andrews. “Faith
is a virtue hard to achieve. If
we have faith, we enter a
state of grace. I remember
my fatha- telling me one (fio'
when I was feeling especially
obtuse,” I don’t want you to
understand. I want you to
learn.
Poetic in her own right, de
Rachewiltz pondered quietly,
“K all is understood, the field -
of understanding will never
be extended. The journey of
wisdom continues for a
lifetime.”
Ezra Pound has been called
a ‘onennan university’ The
‘clarity, serenity and silence
found and cultivated in Ms
werks led his daughter to in
sist, “My father mastered
himself into silence. He is
always back to the master
thyself. He followed a strai^t
and narrow path. He was like
a scientist - tracking down
every symptom believing he
has the answer of world
peace.”
Heightening this plateau, de
Rachewiltz illustrates from
“The Cantos”, “0 God of
silence make clean our Hear
ts within us. Be men, not
destroyers. I^t the winds
In the last years of his life,
the aging poet refin^ and
hammered out his miages
suspending time in the palm
of his hands. “A poet has to
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In an extraordinary session
last night, the Student
Association Government did
in four hours and twenty-five
minutes what it had not been
able to do in the preceding
eight years-they passed a
constitution.
The chain of events leading
to the historic event picked up
markedly from the snail’s
place they had followed for
nearly a decade of Monday
when Sharon Hall, a candidate
for president of the College
Union Board, questioned the
validity of a recent Elections
Board decision on campaign
eligibility. The question put
before the Student Life Com
mittee was whether or not
the Elections Board was em
powered to set aside a long
standing requirement that
candidates for president of the
College Union Board, College
Christian Council, and At
torney General have served on
a constitutent committee of
that organization for one year
prior to the seeking the top
post. The interpretation of the
majority of the SLC was that
the Boani had overstepped its
bounds in the affair and that
the old Constitution still held.
Members of the Cabinet and
Senate, however, defended the
Board’s action, delcaring that
there were too few qualified
candidates under the one year
rule and that it had been set
aside until a new constitution
could be established and ttie
issue resolved once and for all.
A heated debate ensued,
hinging on the indeterminate
state of the constitution, with
the SLC deciding in the end to
hold the elections in question
in abeyance until the problem
could be work^ out. An
angered Student Association
president Phil Bradley ac
cused the Student Life Com
mittee of taking on ob
structionist attitude toward
the elections, saying, “Now
we’ll be in the same shape we
were in at the start of this year
- the Cabinet uncertain, dorm
elections behind schedule, the
Senate unorgainzied, and the
budget nowhere close to com
pletion.” Declaring that
“we’ll have a constitution this
week no matter what, ”
Bradley called a last night’s
meeting of the Cabinet,
Senate, and Student Life Com
mittee to do just that.
Meeting in the President’s
Dining Room of the College
Union, the Constitutional Con
vention, as itcameto be called,
began with the Preamble and
worked its way through the
twelve articles, thirty-four
sections and thirty-seven sub
sections which comprised the
document.
The meeting was sur
prisingly low-key throughout;
it moved along at an irregular
pace, giving more attention to
some parts than others but
careful consideration to all.
The one year rule came up for
inclusion in the constitution
twice, but was defeated both
times once by voice vote and
once by a vote of 13-10. '
As a majority of the Senate,
Cabinet, and Student Life
Committees were present at
the meeting, the favorable
vote doubled as pa^ge by
each of those bodies, thus
speeding the process toward
its hoped-for approval by the
faculty and student body in the
next few weeks.
Presidnet Bradley said that
the fate of the candidates for
the three contested offices had
not yet been resolved, but that
ther would more than likely be
a new election held.
Doubles Re-Elected
To Targum Group
Dr. Mal'-olm C. Doubles,
Associate Professor of
Religion and Dean of Studen
ts, was diosen to continue as
Chairman of the Executive
Council of the Association for
Targumic Studies at its
meeting in Atlanta March 21
through 23, 1975. Founded in
1972 to support and encourage
the publicatioj and study of
the Targums and related sub
jects, the Association for
Targumic Studies is an in
ternational organization with
members in over 15 nations in
cluding most of Western
Europe. As Chairman of the
Executive Conmiittee, Dr.
Doubles will be the diief
executive officer of the
Association.
The targums are tran
slations of the Hdjrew Old
Testament into the Aramaic
language and were meant to
be used in Jewish synagogues
in the ancient world.
Varioudy dated between 100
BC and 900 AD, most of them
are unpublished and some of
them have only been
discovered recently. Since
many of them contain lengthy
paraphrases and expansions
rather than lita-al word for
word translations, they
provide valuable insists into
the religion and culture of the
groups using them. Such a
vehicle for knowledge of
Jewish synagogue life and
belief is of importance both for
a modem understanding of
Jewish life under the Romans
and pertiaps for a dearer in-
terpretatiai of the meaning
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