MW p 19 19^5 the lance Volume 15, Numbers ST. ANDREWS PRESBYTERIAN COLLEGE LAURINBURG, N.G. 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 Board. 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 Tillson Resig ns 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 fer.” The resignation of the ^retary, who had just begun her 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 Crises.” 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.” DR. G. TYLER MILLER “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 tomorrow.” 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. Anderson Show Opens 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 frenzy.” “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 Academy.