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frn T ^ ^ Lin Thompson
The Lance
Vanessa Hdldsworth Mick Masel Rowe Campbell
Managing Editor Sports Editor Business Manager
Nanci Boggs Mark Powell Susan Bainbridge
Circulation Manager Advertising Manager Art/Graphics
Clay Hamilton
Suzanne Hogg
Michael Greene
Myra McGinnis
Dorothy Fillmwe
Rufus Poole
Kathy Lunsford
Terri Clark
Tran Brown
Kim McRae
Tony Ridings
C.O. I^pann
Lanie Noblitt
Cdeste Tillson
Lisa Tillson
Dr. W.J. Loftus Billy Parker
Letters . .
Come Home,
Gerry Ford
Gerald Ford should stay at home. Two attempts on his life in
as many weeks are reason enough. Besides that, political
junketing doesn’t work.
The principal rationale for these excursions is that they keep
the President in touch with his people, but they don’t. Speeches
before carefully selected audiences, mass rallies and airport
press conferences are no way to find out what people think or to
communicate with them en masse. Television offers a larger
and safer forum.
Hugh Sidey, Time magazine’s president-watcher, has written
that “since the 1960s, presidential politicking has largely been
for the enjoyment of the Presidents. They get to use their air
planes and helicopters more than ever. Tliey love those
machines and the sense of authority they bring. At 37,000 ft. or
out in the unruffled spaces of Winner, S.Dak., the world is
blissfully manageable. Adultation from masses of people ac
tually changes their psyche. President - watchers have seen the
cheeks of Johnson and Nixon tone from gray to pink as the
strains of “Hail to The Chief” and the cheers of the crowd
washed over them.
“That kind of campaign is basically a mindless operation -
thus an escape from real work.No decisions are required, no
memos need be digested, no concentration is necessary. A
President can roll effortlessly from place, to place mount! ng
the same old baloney. There is sometimes a kind of sensual
gratification from handshaking, being pressed by crowds,
waving arms and slapping backs....
“...The amount of time and energy required for study and
analysis of the array of problems now before the President
precludes the old minstrel style of politics.” .
It is time to park the jets. People would rather vote for a
working President than a traveling one.
Surface Appointed
to Head CUB
Jerry Surface, a 1975 St. An
drews alumnus, the 1975-76
director of the College Union.
In addition to being residence
director of Winston Salem
Hall, Surface advises the
College Union Board and
organizes the moithly calen
dar as part of his Union
duties. He said his job mainly
relies on communicating and
working with student
suggestions. Surface wants to
have more activities in the
Cdlege Unirai Building; the
bridge and chess dubs are
two examples which are
already underway. He also
said that all posters going on
Collie Unirai boards should
be initialed by him,
to avoid the dutter and disor
der that characterized last
Dear Editor;
I write these words willi the
“the deepest concern. Has
anybody seen Nancy SuUivan
or Phil Bradley? What d Jeff
Gross? Has anyone nrticed
the mysterious Hood stains on
the i»cnic tables by the sden-
ce building? Where is the St.
Andrews rowboat? And the
sailboat? Are the direds of
metal and fiberglass that have
washed ashore by the spillway
the only remnants? Of the
college fleet? Why has fishing
been so poor lately?
It is with a careful
reviewing of all the evidence
that I come to a condusion.
There is a 25-foot great white
shark in Lake Ansley C.
Moore. Something needs to be
done immediately. Let’s not
let tragedy strike here, too.
What bothers me is-why has
the Administration been so
hush-Jiush about the whole af
fair? Are they trying to keep
admissions up instead of
saving lives? Meanwhile,
Where is Sam Happy Dog ?
Peter Benchley
Dear Lin:
October, 15 marks the date
on which the suite telephones
will be removed. As this will
constitute a change from the
present system I should be
most appreciative if you
would help publicize the date
of the change-over. We are
anxious to minimize the con
fusion as much as possible.
As the President has ex-
plained, the new system is
more dosely parallel to that
in use at other colleges and
universities where studens a
As the President has ex-
plained, the new system is
more dosely parallel to that
in use at other colleges and
universities where students
are allowed to have private
telephones if so desired.
Anyone here wishing to have
a private telephone installed
should go down to the
Southern Bell offices on
Cronly Street as soon as
possible and make the ap
propriate application. They
are expecting our students. I
would also ask that as studen
ts have telephones installed
they let us in Student Per
sonnel Services know their
numbers that we may com
municate th^ to the various
offices on campus.
Finally I wish to thank you
for whatever you can do to
assist in making this tran
sition as smooth as possible.
You might wish to point out
that this new system relieves
students from any depen
dency on the hours during
which the switch-board
operates, as folks will have
thdr own telephones. Fur
thermore, this makes possible
direct dialing of long distance
calls, something which will
produce a 30% saving per call
for our students.
Thanking you for your at
tention, I am.
Sincerely yours,
Malcolm C. Doubles
Dean of Students
To the Editor:
Your comments on the
Saltire were justified in one
respect. Mistakes in names
such as substitution d Car’
twright for Crawford is pretty
blatant and lacking in good
taste. But the reasons for
error far outweigh the com.
{daints a persrai could make.
It seems that unlike
previous years, the Student
Association government
failed to appoint a Saltire
craimiittee in the spring. As a
mattffl- of fact, it was not until
near graduation that a three-
man committee was ap
pointed to work on it that
summer. Of those three only
one got any information on
what exactly was supposed to
be done. This information
consisted of a five minute talk
with (Elx-Saltire chairman)
Susan Hamill, who kept
saying, “It’s real simple.”
That committee began
working during the first sum
mer sessirai when nobody was
hhre to ask about who was
wiiat. The committee never
really even met. About three
days after the printer had
begun to get angry the whole
kaboodle was abandoned in
frrait of Student Personnel.
Dean Doubles then, doing the
liest he possibly could (having
no assistance) saved the
Saltire from being non
existent this year. So in our
(pinion it is better to have a
few errors and a Saltire than
no Saltire at all.
The Salitre Committee
Steve (i)hasson
Clay Hamilton
Ridiard Hudson
On The Other Hand:
Lin Thompson
year’s boards.
One of Surface’s current
projects is restoring Farrago
as a sodal center. He and
Dave Niblock are wra-king
together in an rffort to et
Farrago open at least three
weeks a month. Surface is
also looking into organizing
parties better so they won’t be
the usual “beer bust muck.”
“What I need most is
suggestirais,” Surface said. “I
would like to plan more ac
tivities in the collie union
but I need ideas from people
who are willing to par
Past President of Winston
Salem, Surface was a
literature major and plans to
enter graduate school next
This repra’ter has received
a number of remarks about
last week’s column on
typographical errors in The
Saltire, Most have been either
verbal congratulations (“Nice
Column, Jim!”) or comments
on the number of typos in the
artide itself.
Typos are a weekly
IM-oblem with which we cope
with varying degrees of suc
cess. Try as we do to catdi
them, they still manage to
slip by-usually in em
barrassing places-sudi as in
last week’s column, or in a
letter to the editor last spring
on typos. In it the word
“errra-”, of all things, was
spelled incorrectly.
One of the informal
fallacies of reasoning taught
by Dick Prust in his Intro to
Logic class is the cir
cumstantial argument, in
which a person’s argiunent is
discredited because of some
activity or involvement one
might expect to cdor his
judgment. Fra- example: a
textile manufacturer’s
argument for hi^er taniffs on
imported cloth bdng rejected
by his listeners on the groun
ds that he would naturally
favor high tariffs, "me exam
ple used by dever Dick rai a
recent test drew on in
teresting line from my
editorial on tdephone service
two weeks ago and my efforts
to secure a Ugger budget for -
The test problen:
“‘Inconvenience or no,
though, mraiey has to be
saved somewhere and the
student body would be well
advised to accept the fact...’”
“Pretty dubious reasoning,
coming from THE LANCE
editor whose budget was “in
creased” this year!”
Your point, Dick.
Word has it St. Andrews’
circulation librarian, Mrs.
June Chay, is getting ready to
q>en a store in the Brooks
Shoppng Center in town.
She’d be dealinng in wines,
cheeses, and sudi things. No
word on wtaat the place will be
called, though. Suggestions:
CJiay’s Cheese; or , taking a
French approadi, Chez
Oiay; or, more informally,
Chay’s Lounge. No charge for
those, Mrs. C.-use them as
you like.
Finally, “The Lance”
hereby casts its endorsement
in the ring for the re
appointment of Bob Haley to
the Student Assodation Food
Committee. The re
appointment, which as the
support of such diverse
groups as Citizens for Bob,
Atty. Gen. Bill Wilmot, and
Students for Eating (see
photograph) comes up for
Cabinet Consideration this

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