North Carolina Newspapers

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Volume 15, Numbers
Thursday, September 18,1975
Trustees Approve Land Use Plan
The Board of Trustees of St
Andrews College in Laurin-
burg met for two days last
week in a special session
called for the extensive orien
tation of the entire Board and
its four new members. While
most of the two-day con
ference was devoted to
reviewing the activities and
plans of coDege president
Alvin Parkinson, the group
also took time out to have lun
ch with a number of students
and to tour recently
renovated Mecklenburg and
Winston-Salem Halls.
The Board also tentatively
adopted a 3.4 million dollar
budget for this academic year
and okayed an annual fund
campaign goal of $675,000
dollars. Both of these actions
are expected to be ratified at
the regular November
trustees’ meeting.
In a separate official action,
the Business Affairs Com
mittee of the Board of
Trustees, comprised of An
drew Williamson of Laurin-
burg, and Joseph Robinson
and Edward Weisiger, both of
Charlotte, aimounced the ap
propriation of $10,000 dollars
for the devising of a “Master
Plan” for the development of
land on the northern
perimeter of the campus. The
Master Plan expenditure was
unanimously supported by the
The action on development
made specific reference to a
proposed shopping center and
residential development in
volving both single and multi
family dwellings.
The Master Plan, when it is
completed, will take the
student Association
Secretary Usa Tillson sub
mitted her resignation over
the weekend in a lettH" to
Association President Keith
Gribble and m an open letter
to the student body. (See page
2for text of letter.)
Qting insufficient time for
the carrying out of her duties
the reason for hei
resignation, Tillson told THE
I^NCE she wished she did not
have to leave student govern
ment, but to try to handle all
hy classes and my other duties
would just cause both to suf
The resignation of the
^retary, who had just begun
second term in that
Cabinet post, takes effect im-
ediately. Gribble said no one
*°ul'l be appointed to fill the
Jiewly created vacancy, noting
special elections to fill
some judicial system vacan-
cies are scheduled for a few
"'eeks from now and that it
ould just be added to the
'ballot at that time.
proposition of land develop
ment at St. Andrews from the
projected to the specific, ac
cording to President A.P.
Perkinson, “but it is on a
separate track that will allow
a faster progress.”
“We have a proposal from a
Charlotte firm to study the
housing market in Laurin-
burg. And, using
demographic information,
that firm will determine the
housing needs and the prices
at which housing should sell
to fulfill those needs.” Perkin
son went on to say that a very
similar study woul be un
dertaken by the shopping cen
ter developer. However, the
President felt it “untimely”
to name either firm at this
stage. Perkinson did say that
he would identify the com
panies by “October 1st” and
that “environmental studies
on the entire development
plan at the school will begin
on January first.”
The new members of the
Board of Trustees who took
an active part in the two days
of official orientation and
deliberations are: Mrs.
Thomas M. Belk of Charlotte,
Mrs. Jack B. Burris of High
Point, Mr. Colin F. Hunter of
Jacksonville, and Mr. John T.
Warmath, Jr., of Greensboro.
These four members, along
•with the other 28 members of
the Board, are scheduled to
meet in mid-November....just
prior to the dedication of the
“Jack B. Burris
Rehabilitation Center” on the
St. Andrews campus.
ST. ANDREWS senior Warren Anderson describes one of his
recent works, part of a display now on exhibit in the Vardell
Gallery. (Photo by Tom Patterson)
News Bureau
Expands Efforts
As part of the Perkinson ad
ministration’s effort to raise
the public profile of St. An
drews over the next few
years, a new staff has been
recruited to upgrade and vun
the News Bureau.
The appointments of Tom
Sweeney as Director of Public
Relations and Alumni Affairs
and of St. Andrews alumnus
Tom Patterson as News
Director are part of an in
creased public relations effort
that began last spring with
the appointment of writer-in-
residence Ron Bayes as Ac
ting News Director. Among
the accomplishments of
Bayes’ effort to establish a
working bureau for the then-
to-be-hired permanent direc
tor was the holding of a media
conference in March at which
Sweeney, then assistant news
director of WECT-TV in
Wilmington, North Carolina,
(continued on page 3)
Author To Be Honored
The CoUege will host an
autograph party from 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. tonight in the
Student Union Lounge for Dr.
G. Tyler Miller, Professor of
Human Ecology and En-
virorunental Studies at St. An
drews, and his recently-
published book, “Energy and
Environment: Four Energy
The new book is published
by Wadsworth Publishing Co.
of Belmont, California. Miller
is also the author of two other
primers on human ecology,
“Replenish the Earth” (1972)
and a standard text, “Living
in the Environment-
Concepts, Problems, and
Alternatives” (1974).
The professor’s new book is
“designed to provide citizens
and college students with an
overview of energy concepts
and a possible energy policy
for the United States.”
“The purpose of the book,”
Miller says, “is to develop a
rational energy plan for the
antion. It also gives some non
technical background on such
energy options as coal,
geothermal, solar, nuclear
and wind.”
Miller’s book proposes
several avenues for energy
conservation and change. In
his proposal for an immediate
national energy policy, he
suggests, “We must first
calculate all of our energy
resources in terms of the net
energy available to us. By
1985 we need to break up the
potential monopoly and threat
of the oil companies in the
United States. This is a
serious deterrent and a poten
tial menace. A few companies
own over half of the energy in
this country.” Calling for a
crash program in energy con
servation, Miller concludes,
“What we do or do not do
today will effect the crisis of
A member of the St. An
drews faculty since 1966,
Miller received his B.S. from
the Virginia Military Institute
and his M.S. and Ph.D.
degreees from the University
of Virginia.
warren Anderson, of Sever-
na Park, Maryland, opened a
one-man show of his recent
paintings and drawings on
September 10. in the Vardell
Art Gallery. The works will
be on exhibit each weekday
through the end of the month.
A senior art major at St.
Andrews, Anderson says the
six drawings and eight large
abstract paintings were in
spired by hi? experience of
landscape and interiors.
All of the works in the St.
Andrews show were executed
during the past spring and
summer. Anderson notes that
a number of the paintings
were done in his studio at the
home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Curtis Anderson. All of
the paintings, he says, were
inspired by places around
Severna Park and the
Eastern Shore area.
“Your surroundings take on
a great deal of significance as
part of your ovra identity,”
says the 21-year old student,
adding that these works have
to do primarily with “a sense
of place.”
St. Andrews art professor
Bob Tauber, Anderson’s
teacher and close friend, says
that the works in the exhibit
were painted in a “heroic
“During tne spnng
semester last year, Warren’s
output was immense,” says
Tauber. “Struggling with for
ces far beyond mankind,
Warren came through like a
champ. Alone and undaunted,
he worked like a madman all
summer long, wooing the
IT) use.”
“This one-man show,” the
art professor says of his
student’s exhibit, “presents
the artist as a young man or
one might quip lightly, work
in progress. Only half the out
put is evident. The rest lies
behind each canvas-both
literally and figuratively.”
In addition to his work at St.
Andrews with art professors
Tauber and Smith, Anderson
studied at the Maryland In
stitute in Baltimore during
the fall of 1974. He hopes to
pursue his work ad study in
art at graduate school at
either Yale University, the
University of New Mexico or
Detroit’s Cranbrook

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