North Carolina Newspapers

    The Lance
St. Andrews PiC:u;)t ’
JAN 81 1980
VoL^i No. 2.
Laurinburg, North Carolina 28352
Thursday, Jan. 31,1980.
Chris Bucks entertains the audience during the performance of “Year of the Child.
The Lamp and Shield
The 1979-1980 Lamp and
Shield will come out, ac
cording to Jon Johnson, the
editor. Johnson believes that
the yearbook has a good
chance to make its deadline
on February 17th. If so, the
Lamp and Shield will come
out on May 1st. This is a far
brighter picture than last
year’s Lamp and Shield has
painted yet; this annual is
still under obligation to come
out, possibly in early spring.
This year’s Lamp and
Shield staff have received a
great deal of support from
Faculty and Staff. Sales to
the Faculty have been 100%,
while the administration,
Iwithout the Faculty, has
bought sixty yearbooks. In
addition to this show of
support, the administration
has lent money to the
yearbook staff on the
strength of the student
pledges. The Student Senate
has given the Lamp and
Shield five hundred dollars.
With all this support from
official bodies, how has
student support been? This
question is best answered by
the percentage of student
pictures gathered. Only 70%
of the entire student body will
be represented in individual
shots. This figure includes a
nearly 100% figure for the
Freshman Class. Obviously,
these figures reflect the
skepticism of students over
the last couple of years. Still,
sales are going well.
The yearbook with a wide
variety of photographs, the
staff has run a contest, offer
ing $10 to the winner and the
winning photograph on the
front page. Many other
pictures are needed. The staff
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Women’s Basketball - Bennett College (Home) 7:00 p.m.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1 - Winter Term Ends
Most of the freshman at St. Andrews know by now that
everyone is experiencing a new privilege in their residence
halls which was previously unknown to students here; suite
phones. In its early days St. Andrews was equipped with suite
phones, but these were disconnected in the mid-seventies on
the order of President Perkinson, one of the first acts to help
enable the college to become financially stable.
It was evidently decided, however, that suite phones were a
necessary part of student life and an affordable commodity.
The college therefore ordered from Southern Bell a whole
new system, the PBX, which is the latest and advanced
teleconmiunications system on the market. It can handle
literally hundreds upon hundreds of calls, extensions, special
lines, and etc.
There is a problem, however. Suites five, six, and seven in
Albemarle, GranvUle, and Orange Halls have no phones.
Why? The school has purchased a whole new system, the best
money can buy; but we can’t hae nine more extensions.
Jerry Surface, Dean of Housing, was told by a Southern
Bell representative that the system here does not have the
capacity for nine more extensions. Sources indicate that the
PBX can handle twice the number of extensions now opening
at St. Andrews. Students have asked, how could a small,
private college buy the most advanced system on the market
and immediately fill it to capacity?
A couple of other things came to light recently. Richard
Lank, Vice President for Business Affairs and President
Perkinson were unaware of the problem and quite surprised
to leam of it. Other members of the administration, who deal
more directly with the phone company, imply that Southern
Bell is at fault, but these members do not seem to be pursuing
the matter to an end. Some local authorities at Southern Bell
also have no knowledge of the situation.
In conclusion the fact of the matter is this: It was promised
that the phones would be installed by December, and they
haven’t been seen yet. Regardless of whether the
administration is at fault, something needs to be done to
remedy the situation.
Press rights were
threatened Saturday,
January 26. Following drug
related arrests, two cars, a
security car ^d Lacv’s (a
security guards) personal car
were traveling on the
sidewalk next to Highlands
around 11:20 p.m. to drop off
some evidence at the security
Mitch Robertson, a
photographer for the
SHIELD was taking pictures
of the Highland’s party. He
was informed of the bust and
took pictures of the officials’
cars as they came in.
When the cars were leaving
Robertson took more pic
tures. Both cars stopped in
the parking lot and Lacy got
out of his car and approached
Robertson and a friend.
Laqy asked Robertson why
the picture of him was taken.
Robertson said that he was
taking pictures for the
LANCE. Lacy confronted
Robertson and stated that he
shouldn’t take any more
pictures. Robertson
reminded Lacy that he was
exercising his rights as a
news photographer. Lacy
then told Robertson not to
take anymore pictures of him
or “You might get your
camera tore up.” Robertson
stated that the camera
belonged to the school and
Lacy turned and walked
In an interview Lacy stated
that he felt that he had
discretion as to whether his
picture should be taken.
As of yet, there has been no
response from the ad
ministration or from Security
concerning Lacy’s statement.
The Lance would like to
apologize about an error it
made in connection with the
article Beef About Food (Jan.
24th). The article read that
you should turn all comments
into Box 429. It should have
read Box 414.

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