nj: A MOAdSTBS/ A OF ffon Si -rum THfl^tSi, A \ n AMONSTFH living ii>i ifWII TH£ L/Wf£ / yMoNST^/??/ OH,Gosh} x hope it's tiOT PANO^ROUS / 75^ o.3-;o: ACROSS 1 Bridge term 5 Cloth measure 8 Musical organization 12 Solicitude 13 Unit ot Portuguese currency 14 Century plant 15 Genus of maples 16 Possessive pronoun 17 One of Columbus’s ships 18 Dwell 20 Shred 22 Negative 23 Apportion 24 Reject 27 Produce 31 Man's name 32 Quotes 33 Baker's product 34 Made bigger 36Spring 37 Scorch 38 Preposition 39 Abate 42 Looking glass 46 Toward shelter 47 Pedal digit 49 Food fish 50 Row 51 Anger 52 Girl's name 53 Direction 54 Uncouth person 55 Approach DOWN 1 Mark left by wound 2 Intertwine 3 War god 4 Breed of sheep 5 Great Lake 6 Permit 7 Heeded 8 Tease lightly 9 Landed 10 Not one 11 Loved on 19 Accomplish 21 The sweet- sop 23 Measuring device 24 Contend 25 Sea eagle 26 Hindu cymbals 27 Very big 28 Simian 29 Sesame 30 Lamprey 32 Algonquian CROSS WORD PUZZLE FROM COLLEGE PRESS SERVICE Indian 35 Declare 36 Become less good 38 Note of scale 39 Tardy 40 Lamb's pen name 41 Observes 42 Reward: arch. 43 Part in play 44 Spanish pot 45 Hind part 48 Anglo-Saxon money 1 2 6 T~WM 8 9 10 11 12 13 u lit id 17 Id 21 H22 27 28 29 30 33 u ^6 3d H42 43 45 49 bO ii 52 §3 54 6^ Answers In Next Issue 1903 United Feature Syndicate, inc. Books Will Cost Less In Roundabout Way Spring Semester The biggest gripe that has swept the St. Andrews campus this year has been the outrageous cost of books. Every student has experienced the bite that the bookstore has taken from their pockets- especiaUy this semester. The basic reason for these costs are actually linked back to the publishers, not the bookstore, which often winds up the scapegoat. A little hope, however, is left for the spnng and following semesters. The most horrifying ex perience for a college student is watching summer earnings gobbled up by the St. Andrews Bookstore. “I spent about $200.00 on books, and a hundred of that was for Organic Chemistry,” said one student. The problem is that publishers know students have to buy books and they take advantage of it. The “NACS (National Association of College Stores) Weekly Bulletin” did a survey on 30 basic college text titles and found that the price in crease since 1965 has been 356 percent, and since 1980 has been 69 percent. To complicate tht problem even more most of the small publishing companies and even the larger companies are owned by two huge “publishing monopolies”, CBS based in New York and Wadsworth based in Kentucky, Since this is the case, little ho^ is left for finding a smaller less expensive publishing company. So what do students do? Janet Schilling, manager of the St. Andrews Bookstore, sort of shrugged, “I suppose students could try other umversities, but finding the same text may be hard.” This alternative is rather an inconvenience and Schilling realizes that. “Now we process a booklist about 5 or 6 times to try to find as many used books as we possibly can and then use the publishing companies as a last resort, because I know what it’s like. My son goes here too and so I go uiTOugh the same thing,” says Schmmg. Buying used booKs can probably save up to oner third of the cost of buying all By Amy Samo new books, but they go really fast. As for any other ways to cheapen the students’ cost, if people would volunteer to try to set up a rental program like some universities have, students could cut down on spending a lot of money on one- term b^ks. The reason the bookstore can not manage something like this is because “we only have myself and some workstudies,” sighted Schilling. Therefore, renting could an idea if students would take some action. So much to everyone’s amazement, the bookstore at St. Andrews is not at fault; it is the publishers. Before anyone buys the $40.00 Calculus book and the ^0.00 Biology books that may be able to bring in a good $46.00 when traded back in, consider the alternatives. Some may choose to drive across the state in search of “The Developing Person Throughout The Life Span,” some may buy used books, and some may become dedicated to work with a committee to rent boo^. but nevertheless, the students can bring down his or her own costs, and by doing this, bring down publishers’ exorbitant prices also. TheRLC Continued Afterall, it’s for our benefit. If there’s anyway to extend the current library hours, we’ve got to show them that we need the extra hours, and that we’re willing to spend some of our timeinDeTamble. If you have any questions or comments about this, or any other Residential affair, con tact a RLC member near you! They are Jessica Newman, Bet sy (^fin. Will Thomson, Juan Franco, Matt Wilson, and Maria Huffman. Thanks!