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Volume II, Selective Service: Part Ill Selective Service Board Really Does In this series, The Catalyst has sampled student opinion on Selective Service and interviewed citi zens who have been closely connected with military service. This week we conclude by outlining what lies ahead for New Collegt' men with the draft. We talked with the cled< of the Sarasota board, who stressed the board' s understanding attitude toward registrants. After learning the extent of the board' s understanding, we came away with a warmer opinion of the system. Understand provides evidence of a student's standing. Student deferment is good for a maximum of four years unless the student is working for a degree requiring five years. Apparently the three year program at ew College means a three year deferment period. 2-S classification must be renewed every year. Dropouts are subject to immediate reclassification as 1-A unless their files indicate otherwise. A student whoquits school, forfinancialreasons, for example, should contact his loca I board, if he plans to return to school, in order not to Jeopardize h1s deferred status. In all cases individual problems are considered by the board. The New College Board of Trustees opened their second semi-annual meeting yesterday at 9 am in College Hall. "In a quiet but emphatic way, the board reaffil'lJled its support for the college, sa i I President John Elmendorf. Thursday morning meetings WC;r'' held by the five committees of th,, board, Architectural, Building and Grounds, Educationa I Pol icy, Fi nance, and Resources. The entire board met during the atternoon and this morning. According to President Elmendorf, "No action has yet been taken nor is any proJected, so far as I can see, that is anything but normal by a college board of trustees like ours. glaringnoranything PRESIDENT ELMENDORF (top left)" chaired a meeting of the trustees yesterday in the Pompeii Room. Also at the meeting were Mr. Dallas Dort, Vice President Davis, Mr. Emmet Addy, and Mr. Martin Nadelman. After the meeting (lower left), members met in the new dining hall. Mr. Herman Turner talks with Mr. Nadel man while Mr. Addy and Mr. A L. Ellis speak with Dr. George Baughman. At lower right, Mr. I. M. Pci speaks with Mr. David Lindsay, Jr., before boarding plane for New York. 'Le Bal de Ia Lune' Goes Discotheque "Le Bal de Ia Lune, first dance of the year, which was originall} planned to be formal, will be discotheque instead. The dance will be tomorrow 9 pm to 1 am. Admission is free and dress is optional. These changes have been made in response to lack of student interest in obtaining a band for a formal affair. across the country. "In New York," Leslie explained, "discotheque means very formal. In California, it means pants for girls. The idea is to dress as you like, but look classy. Types of refreshments and decorations arc still the committee's secrets. There rna y be sandwiches cookies, and punch. There may he candles and op art. Faculty, staff, and students and their guests are welcome. Ringling Art School students have been invitedandwillbe charged admission. Further information is available from Charlotte Willis, dance committee chairman. spectacular is b .'the board." 1 "' "They heard reports from the president and from the deans of the academic divisions and expressed their genera 1 satisfaction with the direction in which the college is moving. There were several very good and lively discussions during the course of the meetings. One of the items of business which the board was to consider was t t'! approval of the plans drawn by architect I. M. Pei for Phase II of the East Campus complex, the Hamilton Court. "The committee concerned with East Campus development met and approved such plans," said President Elmendorf. No startling plans in the area of educational policy were foreseen by the president, when contacted after the reception for him and Mrs. Elmendorf by the trustees at the Sarasota Yacht Club. Faculty Approves Student Proposal The New College faculty unanimously approved the new student government plan at a meeting held Wednesday afternoon, November 3. In passing the proposal, the faculty also voted to place the faculty advisors to the Multi-Pur pose Committee, the present governmental b:>dy, onto the New College Council as the official faculty representatives in the govern ment. These representatives are Mr. Samuel Black, Mr. Earl Friesen, and Mr. Arthur Miller. The New College Council is one of the two governmental bodies i ncorporatcd by the new plan. The Council will consist of three representatives from each of the three "communities" here at ew College--the student body, the faculty, and the administration--and will have JUrisdiction over intercommunity matters. There were few maJOr objections or questions concerning the plan among the faculty, and little preliminary discussion was found necessary. Mr. Black, speaking for the faculty, said, "There were several quite favorable comments, not only for the constitution itself but for the students, as they seem to be seriously getting down to doing a good JOb." Most college students are classified 2-S. This classification is a deferment from induction as long as the registrant is a student in good standing in a college or university. Good standing requires that the student take a minimum of twelve hours per semester and maintain a satisfactory average. Graduates who go to graduate school must advise the board in order to retain their deferment. Depending on, among other things, the student' s records, it is usually extended. Records wi 11 be furnished by the committee, but "it won't hurt for people to bring their own records," stated Leslie Fuller, entertainment co-ordinatorforthe dance. "They should JUSt be sure they have their names on them." Between-record entertainment will consist of live performances, mainly of folk music by students. Anyone interested in participating should contact Leslie immediately. Election Results According to the cled<, the "satisfactory average" varies. The local board considers a student to be doing well enough to maintain his deferment it he has a 2.0 or C average, but the average is 2. 75 in some Jocaht1es. At New ::ollege, the Examiner's Office Pres. To Dedicate New Swimming Pool The ew College swimming pool wi 11 be formally dedicated on Sunday, November 14 at 3 pm. The dedication will be made by President John Elmendorf in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Courtland H. Hoppin whose generosity the construction of the pool poss1ble. After the dedication there will be a swimming and diving exhibition, refreshments, and open swimming. The twenty-five meter pool, bu1lt by Lang Pool Company of Tampa at a cost of $50, 000, has six lanes and a diving L with one and three-meter boards. The pool is heated for -year-round use and lighted for night swimming. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to the dedication. Those who do not continue their (cont. on page 4, col. 3) Proper discotheque dress varies FOUR SEC HOPEFULS were caught by Catalyst cameraman Bruce Guild by Chuck Hamilton's mailbox Thursday night. They are four ofthe twelve candidates for the Student-Executive Committee, and arc, left to nght, Steve Hall, Karle Prendergast, Jerry Neugarten, and Bill Chadwick. Announced Today Final results of the student government elections will be made public this afternoon, climaxing four days of To be announced are four representatives from each class to the Student Executive Committee. The polls were closed at 2 pm today. i.dt:ll class was given a choice of six candidates, and each student was allowed three votes. These twelve were chosen from an original field of sixteen in the Class of '67 and twelve in the Class of 168 through a primary election held November 2 and 3. Each student was allowed four votes in the primary. The finalists in the Class of '67 are Bill Chadwick, Tim Dunsworth, Ray Enslow, Karle Prendergast, Roy Van Vleck, and Allen Whitt. ln the Freshman Class they are David Allen, Steve Hall, Jerry Neugatten, KcnJi Oda, Judy Segal, and Steve Waterman. A ninth member of the SEC will be elected at large among the cr. tire student body at a special student meeting scheduled for the Music Room in College Hall immediately after this evening's dinner. He will be elected independently of class elections. There will be no automatic candi dates all nominations must come from' the floor at the meeting itself. All nine will officially take office at the conclusion of tonight's meeting. In addition to their duties on the SEC, the at-large representative and the representative from each class who received the largest number of votes in his clas will assume the responsibility of being student representative on the New College Council. Both the Student Executive Committee and the New College Council came into being as a result of the approva l of the government system proposed by the Student f-aculty Committee last week. The SEC has Jurisdiction over all purely student matters, while the Council will handle intercommunity prohlcms rhc tudcnts, faculty, and administratiOn.
2 : D IT 0 RIAL L Y S P E A K I NG t>o Sarasota Citizens "'upport Education? In last I uesday's elections, an interesting, albeit terrifying, dccisi<'f' .1s made by the citizens of Sarasota County. The decision concerned t' e >unty school board's request to ra1se the county school tax to five mills. Lrasota County's current rate of school taxation is four mills. The five mill rate of taxation received more votes by far than any other te, (almost eight thousand out of a surpr1sing twenty thousand votes cast 1 the issue) yet by a quirk in the election procedures regarding school txes, the rate is most likely to be set at three mills, a decrease of almost nc mill per year. The frightening facet of the election is that over five thousand citizens f the county, or one-fourth of those who voted on the measure, endorsed 1e mdlage rate of zero. In other words, these voters preferred that no ounty tax at all be collected to support the public school system. Tt ems unbleievable that over of the citizens of this county, who xcrcised their privelege to vote in last Tuesday's election, believe that 1eir school system should not of their county tax dollars. The -.aid. Letters to the Editors Letters from readers are welcome. All are subject to We accept no responsibility for statements mac!,. Letters received after Tuesday at 6:00 p m will be printed the following week. Meal Times Are Awkward The problem: Awkward and unsatisfactory meal times. A raise of one mill for school tax levy was requested by the Sarasota :ounty School Board in hopes that some of the gross deficiencies in the ounty school system might be alleviated. Their specific request was the mount of $1,414,000 which was first to hire new teachers who would help o correct the present overcrowded classroom sitations in the school sysem, and who would handle the prOJected pupil increase next year. Anther important use of additional funds would be the constructj on of more lassroom space to handle the proJected increase. (Sarasota County curentlyutilizes fifty-nine "temporary classrooms" to handle its current stulent population. Sixteen to eighteen more classrooms arc needed JUSt to andle next year's increased needs.) The Other Side Of The Coin The evidence: Between 3:30 and 4:00 in the afternoon many students are eating peanut butter and crackers in their rooms. Some go to Howard johnson's. Between 8:00 and 11: 30 every night there arc 'ew College people at Howard John son's. One weeknight last week a total of nine New College students came in within half an hour. This was not at prime time. There were twenty-four at one time the following Sunday night. Other problems need solving if Sarasota County schools are to move for toward reaching certain minimal standards of education. One presing need is that the county be able to attract competent new teachers, >referablythose who have had some previous teachi ng experience. Sara ota County's teacher salaries a,e barely average in a state whose average anks thirty-fourth nationally. Over ,alf of the money asked for by the chool board would be for teacher salary improvement, yet over fifty per .::cnt of the voters (over one-fourth of those registered to vote) would not ndorse such a measure. School officials, the county teachers association the vanous Parent reacher Associations and many other concerned cltizen groups contributed their t1me, effort, and money in a mass information program vhich explain tne terrific need for the millage increase, but to no avail. W1th made to insure that the county's citizens understood the proposal, 1t IS hard to believe that they who voted against an increase did >o on any grounds other than selfish ones. Most o( us in the New College community are committed to education and support any measures which will 1mpr::we educational endeavors whether on a county, state, or national level. It is possible that the citizens 01 the county in which the college is located are, in the main not so committed? If this is the case, perh'lps the location or New cohege in Saras a Coun y, whos non-realt)o', ta able interests exceed one billion dollars, was a grave error. Student Opinion BY JOHN CRI\ OR The pr.:v.utmg poncical contro-versy in this country today centers around the question of "liberalism versus conservatism." The basis of the schism is disagreement as to tlle powers of government, the conservative element prefers less IZOV ernment,the liberal,more: We, at New College, have recently approved a new governmental form. It vague and indefinite enough to allow either a conservative or a liberal interpretation. As has been pointed out, the sole reason for a college's existence is students. The largest segment of any college community is composed of students. The group in any college which is most often unfairly treated is the stu dents. A liberal interpretation of the new government--in which the students assume as much power as possible--will mean more government instead of less. But it will also ensure some measure of security for the student community. A Watchdog society, but while wori
November 5, 1965 The Catalyst Shangri-Las Are Typical Gir l s (?) BY BETSY ASH AND JUDY RANDALL "Hey, look--there's a boy in the closet! What' II they think of next!" "Oh, I looked right into that flash --I can't see!" So began our interview with the Shangri-Las Saturday, October 30. This group of four teenage girls has been together for two years and comes from New York City. They prefer to be called only by their first names, which are Betty, Mary, Maryann, and Margie. In spite of their great success they are very typical young girls whose thoughts were of fashions, guitars, and Bob Dylan. Mary is the only one still in professional school in New York and is the leader of the group. They were all lively and unassuming while talking trade with us and members of other groups appearing at the CleaiWater Auditorium. They like small town audiences because they are the warmest: and although they occasionally appear at clubs, they prefer onenight standS. Travelling doesn't permit them any time to see tlte D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 ON THEIR WAY TO THE STAGE, the Margie, Maryanne, Mary, and Betty. Shangri-Las are, left to right, cities or to know the people. On a recent trip to England, the group lamented, "All we saw was microphones and TV cameras. We have no freedom when we travel. We asked the Shangri-Las about their reaction to protest songs. Margie said that they dislike songs which only talk about how ugly and "right here" war is. "Too big a production is being made out of this." She likes Bob Dylan and is impressed with his calm telling of the truth. She proudly observed, "I have all of his albums." The Shangri-Las hit it big with most of their singles ("Remember-W'alkin' in the Sand") and sold a million copies of "Leader of the Pack. Although on stage they were backed by the lmpacs, a local group, three of the girls play guitars and the fourth is learning. The youngest said, "I'm learning to play the harmonica" and launched into a debate about it with an anonymous Impac. The Shangri-Las' performance started out poorly because of sound systemdifficulties. Theywere not flustered by this. Even though they had to leave the stage, they JOked with us in the audience. Their show included some of their past hits and their new release, "I Can't Get Home Anymore." In spite of the current dominance of male groups in teenage entertainment, the girls were well received by the audience, proving themselves stars with personality on and off stage. NEXT WEEK: Interviews with Charlie Rich ("Mohair Sam"), Billy Joe Royal, and (we feel) two very good local groups, The Intruders and The Members. Page 3 Space History first-HandAlmost BY GLENDA CIMINO Launching of the Agena-Gemini company. Since it was Joan's first 6 mission was scheduled for Mon-flight in a small plane, and only day, October Z5. The fourof us--a second such flight for Mr. Black Joan Schnabel, Mike Hoke, Mr. and for me, we tried to look a lit-Sam Black, and !--decided to fly tle more nonchalant than we felt. to Cape Kennedy to experience We were certainly well-armed foT history first -hand, at least as the forty-five minute flight: Mike first-hand as possible from the with camera, radio, and half a Cape's 12-rnile security limit. dozen maps (we would be flying The day dawned bright and clear diagonally across Florida to the At-and cold. In the central court-!antic coast), Joan with binoculars, yard, sleepy 8:30 am stragglers Mr. Black with a camera and a made their uncertain way to morn-pair of opera glasses, and me with ing classes. A couple of well-a drama book (It wasn't too help-meaning students offered us a lift to ful.) College Hall, but we waited more We landed at the Titusville air or less patiently for Mr. Black to field, across the Indian Riverfrom zoom over to the airport with us in the Cape. Flying in, we saw the his blue Porsche. garage for four moon rockets on Soon we were in the air, leveling Merritt Island. At 400 feet, it off at 3500 feet. Behind and below was the ta !lest structure in sight. us were the Jigsaw-puzzle roofs of On the Cape itself, several launch-the dorm complex, to the west a ing sites were visible. The Agena mmiature College Hall. From the was to be released first, from pad air you can see over the 1slands 14, at 11 am. If all went well and. that fringe Sarasota Bay, and the the Agena attained the proper orblue Gulf creates a new, larger bit, the Gemini 6 rocket on pad horizon. The sun glinted on the 19, containing astronauts Schirra plane's frail-looking wings, the and Stafford, would be released for span of each barely longer than a a fifth-orbit rendezvous with A-man. Soon, slightly misty through gena. The whole proJect would low-lying clouds, the Sunshine take 46 hours and 46 minutes. Skyway--and a distant civilized We had planned to watch from the cluster known as Tampa appeared. field. Hurrying past a shed marked From the air, Florida appears to be Canaveral Aviation, a name rem-more water than land. The natur-iniscent of the Cape's earlier days, al curves of the rivers present a we entered the one building that marked contrast to the decisive appeared populated. The woman angular lines of man-made incur-behind the counter, apparently sions. quite used to the Cape's activities, Mike flew the plane, a four-seat casually gave us directions to the Bonanza belonging to his father's near-by riverbank. Impulsively, we decided to watch the launchBY DAVID PINI Films To B e Shown T onight After F orum We're Not Apathetic About Apathy ing from the air. We climbed to 2000 feet and flew back and forth above the river. At 11:00 am there was an incandescent explosion at one point on the Cape, and a luminous silver obJeCt soared into the sky. In a matter of minutes--two minutes and 45 seconds, to be exact--the Agena was 60 miles up and already curving into the arc. Ironically, twelve miles from the launching site, we were listening to radio coverage transmitted from New York. Due to the "Little Angels" pro gram this Sunday evening, this week's films will be shown after the forum tonight: Zombies of the Stratosphere, followed by Son o( the Shiek and Night ana this interferes with too many additional activities, another showing could be arranged for the weekend.) Watching this week's films brought horne to me the absurdity of my remarl< that Apari]ito was the best film we would see this term. I should have learned by now that there are too many ways of achieving too many ends with films to make such a sweeping generalization. What I should have said was Pini that it was the best film we would see that used the camera to evoke mood and character lyrically; sufficient untofhe film is the achievement therein. I bring this point up because both this week's films are masterpieces in achieving what they set out to do, and in this respect are fully equal to Ray's film. Son of the made to entertain, -make money, and expose Rudolph Val entine, though not necessarily in that order, and it was quite successful on all three counts. It will be shown at its original silent speed, so there is no excuse for every redblooded American girl in the audience not swooning at least once. In deference fo all those who claim silent films are too much analyzed and not enough enJoyed, I'll say no more. Night and Fog,this week's short, is being shown after the feature; it would be impossible to enJOY it were this shown first. Never be fore has any film made such a physical impact on me. The director, Alain Resnais, is now best known forHiroshima, MonAmour and Last Yearat Marienbad, but his reputation was established by his earlier documentaries, Van Gogh, Guernica. and Nuit et and Fog)(1955). The same JUXta-position of scenes in time and memory which is found in his later films is seen here as he shifts from the present desolation of the concentration camps to films of past horrors. The quiet, unobtrusive music, the haunting photography, the soft dialogue, all combine for a film of stunning and sickening impact. The facts speak for themselves. It is a film one feels obligated to present. BY TOM MANTEUFFEL "Apathy," said one student after last week's Friday Forum, "is one thing we're not apathetic about:" Indeed we are not. For two hours over a hundred students and teachers kept up a peppery discussion of personal thought, prejudices and gripes on the subJeCt of academic apathy and immaturity at New College. Prime target was the interdisciplinary approach, which had the distinction of being attacked both for going too far--I'Too artificial to lump together six or Speech, Songs To Mark Meeting Mr. and Mrs. Anselm Frankel will address students in the Music Room at 1 pm Monday. Mr. and Mrs. Frankel, who were invited by Dr. Theodore Concevitch to speak to his Russian I class, spent three weeks this summer in Russia, Rumania, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia. The Russian I class is inviting all students and members of the faculty to the meeting. In addition to a talk and slides, the Russian students will sing several Russian songs--"Where is the Street?" "l Don't Know Nothing, "Lonc:ly Birch Tree," "Song of the Volga Boatmen, and "Padmaskawniye Vechera (Evening on the Outskirts of Moscow). Mr. and Mrs. Frankel have been active in the cultural life of Sarasota. In addition to being one of the founders of the Allied Arts Council, Mr. Frankel is a past president of the Ivy League Club of Sarasota. Lindsay Election To Be Discussed Mr. Samuel Black of the Social Science Department will speak on the topic of the recent New York City mayoralty campaign in tonight's forum program. The forum, scheduled for6: 30 in the Music Room of College Hall, will bt thrown open to questions and comments from the floor at the end of the presentation. Mr. Black will not be speaking as a mere interested observer. He served as Assistant Campaign Manager for Manhattan for Mayor-elect John V. Lindsay. "I want to discuss the campaign in general, explained Mr. Black. "I' 11 comment on such things as the outcome of the election and its repercussions, the pre-campaign situation, campaignstrategy, etc." Asked to comment on the election itself, he replied, "Tell them I didn't predict the outcome of the election correctly." eight different fields"--and for not going far enough--"Lectures too isolated .. need interrelation. Structure once again reared its ugly head. "The interdisciplinary approach required planning and suucture, said Dr. Berggren. Allen Whitt added that structure should be directive, not restrictive, in order to foster creativity. Just lis creativity c:l.n be directed but not artificially induced." Yet students disagree widely on the matter. Soon after one student suggested voluntary tests after each term, another suggested abolishing comprehensives altogether. The overall intellectual climate also was deplored. "as a group we have no norms, no ideals. Wt'don1t readmaterial. We come to lectures to absorb the professor's knowledge. Consequently lectures become dull." As another student put it, "At an older college, the older students would impart the inteller:tual climate to the younger ones. Our class must rely more on Coeds Honored By Shower By Abby Allgood Last night, the Barn was the scene of two "surprise showers. Fay (Mrs. Alan) Giese worked all week with a group of secondyear students to put the finishing touches on a surprise baby shower for Laura (Mrs. Frederick) von Behren, who was married last year and is expecting her first child in January. Laura, meanwhile, planned to attend a surprise bridal shower for Fay, who was married in September of this year. All NC girls were invited, and invitahons received earlier in the week let everybody but Fay and Laura in on the secret. The shower was to begin at 6:30, and at approximately 6:15, coffee essentials in hand, Fay headed for the Barn with, "Is everybody coming to the shower?" She arrived first, and could hardly wait for Laura to arrive. Laura arrived soon with Rick. Jeanne Rosenberg spoke then, and after explaining the situation to a couple of bewildered girls, she presented them with peppermint carnation corsages. Presents came next, and the girls alternated opening them. Laura's gifts included a sterilizer, diapers, a mobile for the nursery, a silver spoon, a silver table lighter and ashtrays, and a sterling cup from the faculty wives. Fay received a linen tablecloth and napkins, silver napkin rings, a set of silver the faculty." All admitted the student-faculty contact was not what it should be. A proposal to hold informal bull-sessions on Tuesday nights was adopted. It proved to be the dnly concrete re medy to emerge from the discussion. But the question remains: "Why apathy at New?" Some students said, rrBecause the college is so new." But this should make it all the more exciting. S o m e men-tioned an inadequate library and bookstore and "too many oppor tunities to goof off. But these seem excuses for a larger problem. There is perhaps a parallel in the case of Linda Foster, 9 of Sarasota, who has the reading ability of a 14-year-old. Her IQ ap.. preaches genius and she is constantly reading something. Her parents tell me she handles herself maturely except when she is playing with other children her age. Then sl1e will act as grossly stupid and immature as the situation demands. Do we perhaps also act immature or unmotivated in order to be accepted as normal? At all events, it is clear from the discussion that New College, for all its anarchy in social events and emphasis on individualism, does have a strong espirit de corps. That meeting was the first cohesive movement of the student body --"The first time we really felt united," as one student put it. That in itself is a large step toward combatting campus apathy. We waited at the Titusville-Co coa airport to discover the results of the launching. The take-off had been teautiful; but it had also been a failure, the first total mission failure since the U. S. Space program began. In the first place, radio contact with the A gena was lost soon after takeoff; secondly, the Agena never reached sufficient speed for the right or bit. The Gemini 6 shot was then cancelled. It was disappointing to us, but not half as much as it must have been to the two men on pad 19, 6000 feet away. The mission was rescheduled for some time next year. On the ground, we were having minortroubles of our own--a slight oil 1eak. Mike fixed it, while the rest of us sat around on the edge of the mnway talking, I sat contemplating a thriving fern growing out of sand in a pothole in the runway. Remarkable. And so is the United States space program. The next mission will still take place some time in November, and according to Mike Hoke, it is highly probable that it, too, will be witnessed by at least one New College student. FAY A NO LAURA receive gifts from Dr. Marion C. Hoppin at a shower held for the girls Thursday night in the barn. Diana Shiphorst is at right. forks and spoons, and a sterling candy dish from the faculty wives. Refreshments were served, consisting of coffee, Mary O'Keefe's home-made sweet rolls, and beautifully decorated cakes made by Fay.
Page 4 The Catalyrt November 5, 1965 cam on Paulso11 Selective Servace (continued from page one) education are subject to immediate reclassification. Marriage no longer changes a registrant's status. f marcato -tJ clef, 'nOtes l I A Meeting Occupational deferments are granted to teachers, persons work ing in defense industry and others whose occupation is deemed essential. Deferments are also available for members of the Peace Corps, VISTA and other similar organizations.