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Volume II, Number 8 Published by Students of New College,. Sarasota, Florida "No matter what the monetary results are, the performance would have t:l be considered a success, for the Little Angels have gained friends for New College." These are the words of Mr. L. W. Horning, Vice President of the Kor CulturalandFreedomFoundation and President of the Friends of New College. The Little Angels, ::omposed of 26 girls, chaperones, and one fourteen-year-old boy, all from Korea, had JUSt performed before an enthusiastic audience at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. November 12, 1965 Board Passes Budget, Affirms Confidence The Board of Trustees of New College gave a strong vote of confidence during their meeting last Thursday and Friday, to President John Elmendorf. To back up their endorsement of the recommendations set before them by President Elmendorf for the and growth of the college, the Trustees expressly declared their "firm intention" to obtain the financial support necessary for realizing the purposes and goals of the institution. The full text of the resolution follows: The Korean children arrived here in Sarasota Sunday afternoon, November 7 and were housed in the hird court of New College's dorm section until they departed Monday morning. They performed Sunday night. LITTLE ANGELS pose (top I.) for a group picture. Top r Sarasota Mayor David Cohen (2nd from r ) presents Mr-: "We, the Trustees of New College, in our first annual meeting since the election of President Elmendorf, hereby express our satisfaction in the progress being made under his leadership. We hereby affirm our responsibility for the life ofthe College given us by our Charter, and as evidence of our confidence in the goals and purposes of the College set before us by the President, declare our firm intention to obtain the financial support necessary to the realization of these goals as set forth in the proJected budgets for 1966 and 1967. Hyun Chul Kim, Korean A mbassador to US, the key to the city. Mr. L. W. Horning and Dr. John Elmendorf look on. Lower r ., Mr. Horning presents K Pok Kim, littlest angel, a toy yacht. Prior to their perform ... nce the dancers, dressed in their native costumes, had dinner at College Hall. Special guest at the meal was His Excellency Hyun Chul Kim, Ambassador to the United States from the Republic of Korea. Also in attendance were several members of the Friends of New College, sponsors of the Little Angels' appearance. After dinner Mr. Horning presented a toyyacht to MissK. PokKim, the smallest Little Angel. The group also attended breakfast Monday morning in College Hall. They were visited by a class from St. Martha's Convent School, an elementary school in Sarasota. The Little Angels sang songs in both English and Korean, afterwhichthe children from Sara sota sang "Rocked in the Bosom of Abraham" for their hosts. The Sunday performance itself was a success, financially as well as other.vise. The net totaled over $1000. Part of the' money was presented to the W omen' s Library Association in return, for their aid in preparing for "the Cranor To Attend Social Conference John Cranor, second-year student at New College, will serve as master of ceremonies tonight at the opening session of the 1965 Florida Student Conference on Human Relations in Leesburg, Florida. The conference, which w i 11 continue through Sunday, is JOintly sponsored by the Florida Council on Human Re-1 at i o n s the S o u t h e r n Cranor Student Orgamzing Committee, and the Southern Student Human Relations Project, United States National Student Association. "E'.<;sentially, it' s just a kind of get-together among students from throughout the state of Florida to talk about social problems within the state and the nation," said Cranor in speaking of the conference. This is the second such state-wide conference to be held. Cranor also attended last year' s meeting, which was held in Gainseville. show. The Friends of New College turned over the rest to New College to use as it sees fit. The real benefit for New College, however, was in the gainingof good will, according to Mr. Horning. "In the foundling years of a college, when it is JUSt taking its first hesitant steps, friends are its most important asset Flight Lessons Start Today Ground school iusd'llction for fli ers and would-b e fliers at New C,.J .. lege begins today. The lessonwili be from 7 to 8 pm, and it will be given free byFive O'Clock Flight. There will be a "plane-warming" from 3 to 5 pm at the Sarasota Airport, announced Mike Hoke, president of the newly organized flying club. "Anyone affiliated with the college is invited to attend. The celebration will m :: rk the official arrival ofthe New College aviators' first club plane, a Cessna ISO Cornmuter. The plane will be on display near the Five 01 Clock Flying Corp. building, JUSt west of the airport terminal. "It is a fully equipped plane, stated Jim Bowen, secretary-treasurer of the club. "It has a complete paint JOb, a 90 channel Nav/Com radio, electric wing flaps, and full equipment for instrument and night flight. The setvice ceiling of this plane, a twoseater, is 12,500 feet, and its cruising speed is 122 miles per hour. The flying club, originally th< New Flyin)l; Club, recently changed 1ts name to The Sara sota Flying Club. The changew.terman, 133 pounds; Don Seaman (from Manatee Junior College), 147; Dave Rogg, 157; Dennis Kezar, 167; Tom Lesure, 177; Bruce Lamartine, 190; and Hall McAdams, heavyweight. Dr. Earl Friesen also works out with the group. Coach is Mr. John Heath, a professional wrestler. The two schools will engage in a regulated scrimmage instead of a formal meet, the purpose being to give our team its first experience in formal competition. The next meet will be a formal one with Miami Dade, last year's state champions, tentatively scheduled for December 18. The University of Tampa has also won the state title in recent years.

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Page 2 Volume II, Number 8 November 12, 1965 Published wE::ekly by students of New College, Sarasota, Florida Editors ......................... Charles Raeburn, Tom Todd Business Manager .............................. Edna Walker Advertising Manager ........................ Jerry Neugarten Production Manager ...................... Betsy Ash Circulation Manager .................... .... Moira Cosgrove Cartoonists ................ Elizabeth Caldwell, Rita Christensen Photographers ........ Bruce Guild, Ted Shoemaker Staff: Julie Beasley, Faith Cameron, Carol Ann Childress, Glenda Cimino, Dan Haggarty, Cheryl McWhorter, Tom Manteuffel, Kay Moller, Kenji Oda, Neil Olsen, Steve Orlofsky, Luke Salisbury, Beverly Shoenberger, Cheryl White The Catalyst L ette r s to t h e Editors Letters from readers are welcome. All are subject to condensation. We accept no responsibility for statements made. Letters received after Tuesday at 6:00 p m will be printed the following week. Insults To NC Students For subscriptions, write: The Catalyst I ew College I Sarasota, Florida To the Editors: E D I T 0 RIAL L Y 5 P E A K I NG Where Were You? Note: This week's editorial is a letter from Ken;i Oda. Last Friday evening there was called to order a meeting of the student body for the putpose of e lecting the at-large member of the Student Executive Committee and the New College Council. It was to have been "the culmination of months of thought and labor on the part of the Student-Faculty Committee" ( to quote The of October a shining examp e of organized student action. It was, as might have been ex pected, a frustrating debacle of student disinterest. Nominations were made, a vote was taken, one candidate had a clear ma;ority of the votes cast ... but nothing came of it. The total number of votes cast did not constitute a quorum; in otherwords, fewer than half the student body had cared enough to come and vote. Is this the kind of support the SEC can expect in the future? Will the student representatives on the Council be forced to argue on th.e students' behalf knowing that a full Gentlemen, t ese peop e eserve a better fate. They might spend their time JUSt as profitably by studying or getting ploughed. The meeting was to last a mere fifteen minutes, immediately after dinner. Ample publicity was given, with notice of the meeting given on the ballots of the class election the day before, in addi-tion to notices in The and on the bulletin boards. Un oubtedly, many students had valid reasons for being absent, but surely they didn't number in the 80's. There were people at the meettin who advised, hopefully with tongue-in-cheek, that the "rule" requiring a quorum be waived and the representative be elected by a simple maJority of those present. The frightening legal ramifications of such an action notwithstanding, this added insult to inJury to my faith in the student body. Does this mean that half the student bcdy doesn't care, and the other half doesn't care that they don't? A representative government can function only so long as it has the support of the electorate it represents. Unlike healthy opposition, which would only serve to strengthen and improve the system, the much-spoken-of student apathy will only cause it to die a slow and' painful death. There were those at the meeting who said that, in actuality, a quorum was present, but several students had refused to vote. At first, these students, if indeed they existed, appear to be the villains in this comedy--but perhaps not. Perhaps these are people we should thank, for their action forced the matter to be put on a written bal-. dent body through their mailboxes, thus giving more students an opportunity to voice their preference, whether they deserve it or not. As I am writing this letter, the ballots lie waiting in the mailboxes. By the time this reaches its readers, the at-large member will have been elected. I sit now at the typewriterwon.dering, by how many? How many students will have cared enough to vote? 85? 90? 100? 150? I await the answer with dread ... and hope. KenJi Oda For the past several weeks you have featured insults to the ;ntel ligence of ew College students: the interviews with alleged singers. I have no quarrel with someone who likes their sort of "mu sic"; I listen to the noise on occasion myself. But must I read about the people who produce the stuff? I should think Betsy Ash and Judy Randall could more easily read some ;uvenile screen magazine, the articles of which their interviews duplicate, rather than go all the way to Clearwater to speak to the "singers" for what reads like two minutes. But if Betsy and Judy wish to continue interviewing non-talents and hearing non-truths, that is fine with me, But please don't waste your and my time on their garbage. I really don't care "what's happening" among the adolescent anthropoids of Clearwater. And I object to spending any n.ore Catalyst money subsidising these. excursions. (Signed) Thomas M. McDaid Capt. Styles Replies Last week Betsy Olsen commented on the unsatisfactory hours for meals. This is Captain Ralph E. Styles reply. --Editors T O : Betsy Olsen Thank you for your note relative to the unsatisfactory meal times. into on ideration al the students' comments when we establish the routme in the Dinin3 Hall. Initially, the evening meal was served from 6:00 to 7:00, and the hour was changed at the srecific request of the students' Mul ti-Purpose Committee after canvassing the students. This is also true of breakfast and lunch hours. About a month ago, a comment slip was circulated to all students; and, based on the comments received, the student body, as a whole, was most satisfied with the meals and the hours. Mr. Berliner has these slips if you would care Tutors Help Dispel Doubt On Negro-White R "lwanttothankyou for your time and effort spent with Donald for the past eight months ... Until you came to (Booker Elementary) school that night, Donald was convinced all white people hated Negroes. We always talked with him about it to let him know all white people were not the same, JUSt as all Negroes are student-direclcl and have come under criticism recently from varied sources. Cultural la9 Shocking Ideally the programs serve the dual purposes of imparting racial understanding both to Negroes and to whites. Many New College students were shocked at the cultural and educational lag of their tutees. The first weeks were a learning pro cess as much for them as for their tutees. It is this educational lag that the programs hope to correct. "ln order to be accepted in a white world they have to graduate at the top of their class, 11 said second-year stu-to review them. After Christmas, 1 intend to ask all students to again fill out a com.nent sheet on the meals and hours. I couldn1t tell from your memo whether you were for or against the doughnut hour. This is served by Mr. Berliner at no expense t;:> the College as a compensation for those students who do not get up for breakfast. I do think that if students attended breakfast, that they would be on a meal routine that would carry them through the day without the problems that you outlmed in your letter. I will be glad to discuss this w itio you at any time. R. E. Styles To the Editors: An editorial in the November 5th Catalyst concerning the d egree t o which citizens of Sarasota County support public education indicates a lack of knowledge concerning Florida laws having to do with raising school revenues as well as a lack of accurate information on the facts of the situation. Generally the Florida constitution provides two ways thru which our Board of Public Instruction can obtain tax money. The first of these is found in the statutory authority of the board to levy up to 5. 79 mills against property assess 1 t 100% of value. In Sarasota Cuuntythis millage should produce currently a little less than $3,200,000.00. If there is need for more money, the constitution provides that every second year an election shall be held in which the free holdfng, tax paying citizens may authorize additional levies by the board during an ind .caled two year period. The program proves engrossmg.. GIRLS GATHER AROUND the table to test their talent with clay. aren't the same. Your being with him helped more thatt anything I could've s4id to him. With this brief and almost emotionless statement, a local Negro mother summed up the intentions of the tutoring programs at New College T here are three such culture field trips with students of all-Negro Booker Ele mentary School; seminars for Booker School students; and actual tutoring of Negr o students at the VISTA camp a t Tallevast. All Learning can be fun ... dent Sarah Dean while Baez sang in the background. "So few care a bout the Negro. And nobody needS tnel>elow-average .... He'll make a good busboy some-where if he's honest--more honest than a white." Sight-Seein9 Criticized Among the main criticisms of thl:! tutoring plans is that the elementary program with its emphasis on sight-seeing is too superficial. "Are we really helping?" asked one New College student. Sarah de f e n d s t h e set -up "They're interested in all they see; very little goes past them .... Hopefully they will benefit in two ways: intellectual advancement and they get to feel like a citizen of the world, not JUSt Newtown. A second criticism is that the oneto-one tutor-tutee ratio slows any dramatic changes in the overall slum picture. But the person-toperson contact also seems to be the program's greatest strength. Involving a great deal more in the program will dull the excitement of personal discovery. For the molnent at any rate, the tutoring programs will have to measur e their progress in inches. November 12, 1965 Having in mind a present, conservative mill value of $550, 000 our board asked for five.mills in the recent election. With the growth of the county, it is more probably that the value will be close to $600, 000 per mill. In the election the millage authority given to the school board for the years ending 10/31/67 and 10/31/68 was not three mills as indicated in your column but four. Sub;ect tothe growth factor, this will give our school board a total of approximately $5, 880, 000, a sum not too far from that budgeted as coming from county ad valorem taxes. Sincerely, (Signed) L. B Lehman Mr. Lehman is certainly correct in pointing out that Sarasota County' s rate of school tax assessment will be four mills rather than three. This fact was established after arecount of the votes cast on the issue disclosed an error in the original talley and after write-in ballots (which were over-whelmingly in favor of five mills) were counted. Though the tax rate will remain the same as it was before the election, it is still astounding that county voters would not agree to an increase in the face of such pressing problems of the school system as were noted last week. The goal for the school is not, we feel, to stand still educationally, but to move forward.-Editors FWCS Reduces Rates for Concert Series Subscription concert rates for the Florida West Coast Symphony Or chestra will be reduced to two dollars per student for the three-con cert series. Students may obtain tickets from the office of Mrs. Elizabeth Heimert, secretary of the Humanities division. Concerts will be held in the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium. In addition to the three subscription concerts, the orchestra will continue its seventeenth season with a series of five chamber music programs and three Symphony Chamber Music Society perfor.mances. Mr. Paul Wolfe, professor of music at New College, conducts the orchestra. The subscription concert series includes the following: Beethoven's "Emporer Concerto," featuring pianist Leonid Hambro, on Friday, December 10; Faure's "Re quiem," under the direction of Rita Bullock and accompanied by the Manatee Junior College Choir, Sat urday, FebruaryS; and Tchaikowsky's "Violin Concerto, with violinist Charles Treger, Saturday, March 12. The orchestra and several ensembles will take part in the Sunday Chamber Music Series, to be held in Symphony Hall. The dates are: November 21, December 19, January 23, February 27, and March 27. Admission will be $1. SO per performance or $6.00 for the series. Symphony Hall and Civic Center will also be the scene of the Sym phony Chamber Music Society Perfonnances.

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November 12 1965 The Catal st P a g e 3 on cam Paulso11 Reporters Strike It Rich A Significant Confrontation And Get Royal Treatment By Betsy Ash and Judy Randall was witness, the other afternoon, to one of the most exciting events in the short history of New College. It was a sunny day and I was walking through the courts to my room. There were a good many things on my mind--wondering what the balloting was for this week, worrying how the BoardOr Trustees meeting would come out--and I almost missed the scene which was taking place before my eyes. I could scarcely believe it, but, approachin>1: in opposite directions, were two first-class minds! I realized I must act quickly, for this might' be the only chance for a confrontation of two first -class minds for a long time, at least until the reflecting pool was finished. I grabbed for the nearest firstclass mind, and brought him Paulson down with a flying tackle, holding him to the ground. He struggled, but since he had been refused a tryout with the duplicate bridge team, he was not in the best of physical condition. I shouted to others nearby to grab the other first-class mind. Immediately perceiving the situation, someone seized him and, a length of rope having been brought, tied him securely to a convenient palm. I had comrinced the other firstclass mind, whom I was sitting on, that it would be useless to struggle, so he pulled out a copy of The Catalyst and fell asleep, -Meanwhile, news of these events began to spread through the dormitories. Students began streaming from the rooms and rushing to the scene of the confrontati0n There was excited conversation. Stufull of elderly tourists from Ohio, attracted by the crowds, pulled up and its occupants were greeted by a member of the public relations office and handed a brochure and bumper stickers. Soon, the entire student body was present, including several who had been hospitalized for severe rat bites received while putting money in the Coca-Cola machines at night. All this had taken a good while and it was already past dinner, but everyone waited patiently, despite the fact that the evening's meal of Salisbury steak and shoestring potatoes had been eagerly anticipated. It was a while, however, before the arrival of the reporters from the St. Petersburg Times and the Life photographers, and some students hummed the William Tell Overture and fiddled with their flying suits to pass the time, while others en-grossed with two dogs who were either fighting or doing something else. Finally, however, all seemed to be present, and the ceremonies began. Solemnly, various dignitaries rose and spoke about the New College program and how it was a bout to be culminated in this truly historic .event. All the planning of the college, they said, had led up to this culmination. There was a brief number by the madrigal group, and everyone turned and gazed intently on the scene of New College's first confrontation of two first-class minds. The first first-class mind was untied, while I woke up the other. It was thrilling to be a part of such an epoch-making occurrance. There was dead silence among the crowd. The minds rose, gazed at each other, and stretched. One could sense the utter concentration between them. We waited, and the moment came. The first mind spoke. o o o o o a o o o o o 'Open City': Italian Key Open City, this Sunday's film, can be seen as the key to the entire post-war Italian film-making style known as neorealism. The movement's prominent directors had all received their technical training in the state-controlled studios of Mussolini's Italy, but with few exceptions the compassionate and humanistic themes they hoped to portray could find an outlet only in documentaries. .l .. f r sajd. reason they nad com e to N ew Col-WTVT T. St d NC lege, having readabout thisexcit10 U Y As the war neared an end, however, directors, using black market film, began filming stories tinged with melodrama exposing the plight of devastated Italy. Parts of Open City were shot while the Germans were still in Rome, in the same underground conditions the film portrays. ing event in the catalog. They Q TV Ti O expressed relief that their tuition n omorr w This fact, together with the extensive use of "non-actors," gives the film the extra sense of immediacy which characterized early ne-was not spent in vain. Some spoke excitedly of what would result from the confrontation. Some said there would be greater ideas generated than are found in Social Science lectures. Others suggested that more creativity and imagination would result than is found in the menus posted on the bulletin boards. There \as an air of growing excitement and expectation among the onlookers. The news had by now spread t0 the other side of the Tamiami Trail and the faculty and administration began streaming over, some on foot, others in sports cars. The Board of Trustees, who happened to be meeting that day, were brought over, having been giyen the impression that this occurred every day at this time. Chairs were set up for guests of the college, and a loud speaker system installed. A bus pulled up, and out came a group of Friends of New College, who smiled and shook hands and looked friendly. A car Just For You I clothes for young women 2249 Ringling Boulevard Sarasota Cycle & Key Shop SerYIt Sarasota Slce 1925 153 7 'State Street Zinn's Restaurant Dine In the Waterfall Room ( Next door to. the Seience Lab) Spann's Barber Shop GOOD HAIRCUTS A-cross from Kwik.Chek The first of two new television programs about New College will be shown on WTVT, Channel 13, tomorrow at 2 pm. Filmed in the patio which connects the three new residence courts, the two television shows are part of the station's "College Ka-leidoscope" series. President John Elmendorf was In terviewed by WTVT moderator Don Harris on a variety of subJects concerning tl:ie college, ranging from design of the new residence halls to the more philosophical of ibilities orealist films. I feel that one should value these films for the conventions they introduce, rather than the events and plot they display. After their success with Open City the writer and director, Fellini a11d Rosellini, used the war and tance theme in many later films (Tw. o Women, General Della Re vere etc.), yet because of its com pellfng first-hand style, Open City GOLDEN HOST "INTOWN" RESORT MOIOR HOIEL 80 Beautiful Rooms 50 Foot Pool Putting Green Complete Hotel Service 4675 North Tamiami Trail Phone: 355-5141 PERFECTION CLEANERS and SHIRT LAUNDRY 7327 North Tamiami Trail Phone: 355-7617 YOUR SCHOOL 0 d 0 ll 1 ifbb'5 : a w E 8 f) a great new style g from "the islands." LOUNGE, SURF, SWIM, SLEEP, s D D a 0 LIVE IN 'EM. All-round 24-hour FUN pants for people 0 who like crash color, wild prints and solid comfort. .. by Surf Line, Hawaii, Ltd. 100% cotton .. machine washable, of course H 0 [ e 6 a a THE KINGSTON TRIO perform in Tampa (top), singing a new number. Billy Joe Royal (bottom) sings his hit "Down in the Boondocks." is stilJ held the best. The program of television commercials from the Museum of Modern Art was not confirmed in time forshowingthisweekand will have to be postponed to a later date. Perhaps we could show part seven of Zombies of the Stratosphere twice--whowould ever know they wer n't also seeing part eight, or maybe nine, or six again, or three, or one. At any rate, it will be first shown at 6: 30, followed by Open City at 6:45. A fairly new recording star, Billy Joe Royal, talked with us about his climb to success. He comes from Valdosta, Georgia and saved his money to rent a studio and recorded two records. "They were bombs, he grinned and continued that his "next two releases from VJ were bombs, too. "Down in the Boondocks" was recorded for Columbia and became a chart topper. Billy Joe said that he and his organization watch charts in national record magazines to see if his records have "the red bullet. That tells if the record is still going up. We called yesterday and 'I Knew You When' lost the red bullet. We get the news five days before the magazine comes out, so my next record, 'I Got To Be Some body' will be released Wednesday.'j Billy Joe is a warm pers::m and shows promise as an entertainer. Later that day we met Charlie Rich who has a new album ing the popular" Mohair Sam," He is a smoother performerthan Billy Joe Royal and told us about ins and outs of finding material. He said that he (and most artists) have a select few people who do the song writing. He then tapes new songs and sends them to Smash Records. The University of Tampa brought the Kingston Trio to Curtis Hixon Convention Center Sunday November 7. We watched their performance which included many of their old hits and a few newly recorded songs by Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger. After the show we asked Nick, Bob, and john about theirlatest interests in pop music. Nick said, "We are continuing our old style with a few experiments in newer things. It's not like it was before! We had a hard time getting things released on Capitol because they're tied up with the Beatles. Now we're on Decca," John called theil latest efforts "folk rock" and noted that the trio has cut an LP with electric guitars in an effort to keep up with the English sound. The members of the trio realize that they're "getting old, "and now per form only six months of the year. Gifts (for brothers & sisters) T SWEATSHIRTS Sizes 4-14 Mail Them Now Campus Book Shop Money Can only buy prosperity LET US LOOK AFTER YOURS SARASOTA BANK t TRUST CoMPANY AT MAIN AND ORANGE Member FDIC

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l I I Page 4 The Catalyst 'I Was Not Afraid' Says Dr. Concevitch The Catalyst: Had you returned, you would have been shot? Concevitch: Absolutely. Some of the people that were on the commission went back to Russia and they didn't take such an active part against Communism as I did and they disappeared, Nobody knew where they were. Dr. Theodore Concevitch is the Russian tutor at New College. Born in Lithuania in 1896, he is the son of a Russian military engineer. After his father's transfer from the German front, he and his family settled in Krunstad, where he completed his secondary education. He then entered the Konstradt Military School. The Catalyst: You came to the United States as part of a military missi"on. Why did you JOin the Russian army? Concevitch: Well, if I didn't go, I would have been drafted. At that time I spoke a little English and the Russian military mission was forming to be sent to this country as the Russian military government ordered a considerable amount of war materials and I was trained as a code clerk. When I came to this country I was a code officer, in charge of all military communication between Russia and the mission in this country. The Catalyst: You came to the United States under the czar. Why did the mission not fold when Kerensky came into power? Concevitch: When Kerensky came into power this country lent more than a million dollars to the provisional government and this money was to be spent in this country for ammunition. Therefore we stayed in this country for a short time, while the provisional government was in power. As soon as the Bolsheviks seized the power in Russia, the mission was liquidated and I was allowed to go back to Russia or stay here. I decided to stay here. Decided To Stay i n US The Catalyst: Why did you decide to stay here? Concevitch: Well, it was partially because I knew if I had gone over there when the Bolsheviks came. to power, I would been arrested immediately. The reason was this: when the revolution happened in Russia, the Russian provisional government (Kerensky) requested that all previous political refugees from Russia should return to Russia. A commission was formed in this country to find out who were political refugees from the czar's government and who were criminals. At that time I was on this committee and several hundred applied because they had fled from the czar' s government. Among these were Trotsky, Valadarsky, and Bukharin, who openly advocated that war between Russia and Germany be terminated at any cost. The United States was entering the war at that time and it was my recommendation that Trotsky, Bukharin and Valadarsky should not be allowed to go to Russia because they were acting openly against the interests of alliance. The United States government didn't pay any attention to our protest. However, when they sailed I immediately communicated (I was the head of the commission) with the British counterspy agency and the ship was detained in Halifax. The three refugees were taken from the boat and things go b ette r WIth 1 CoKe S a rasota Coca-C o l a Bottlers NEED WHEELS for See your HERTZ I l campus representative Ken Moore -Room 344 arrested. Finally, the Milukov government and Kerensky asked that they should be released, regardless of their attitude at the present time. They were victims of the czar regime, Theywere allowed to go to Russia and if the British government had been strong, this thing would not have happened in Russia as it happened because Trotsky was the main factor in Ol. ganizing the Bolshevik Revolution. He became military commander of all Communist forces. Bukharin became the right hand of Lenin. They called him the "Arch-priest" of Marxian theory. Valadarskywas an qrganizer ... civil organizer. Valadarsky was put immed1ately on return to Russia, as commandant of Petrograd, which was changed from St. Petersburg. But he was killed immediately. Trotsky organized the army, Of cour:;e1 as you probably know, the onginal Communist organization was supported and financed by the German imperial government. It is proven now that the German military govi>r. Concevitch ernment >pent more than five m i I lion dollars in Russia to uphold Communist uprising there. Tu.::y knPw that if the Communists took control, Russia would be impotent in the war. If Trotsky had not been there, the Communist Red Army would not have been organized Bukharin, who was the greatest orator and Marxian Communist, beca.fll.e a. living power in Russia. Finally, of course, all of them were liquidated by Stalin when he took his power. That was the reason I dared not go back to Russia. The Catalyst: And then you chose to stay in the United States? Concevitch: Yes. I went to the University of Denver while I was there. I went on an archeological expedition to Mexico. The ex pedition was conducted by the Smithsonian Institute and the Colorado Museum of Natural History. I was -vith t])e expedition for twr.< summers, for which I gained for my college education two semesters' work. We were working in cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde, and then near Mexico City we were working on the Pueblo Indians and then I went to Columbia Uni versity and received my Master of Arts degree in Sociology. The Catalyst: Why did you go into law rather than sociology or archeology? Concevitch: I was married and it is easier to .make a living in law than in sociology. 28 Years as Investigato r The Catalyst: You were admitted into the New York State Bar and employed, by the Court of General Sessions in New York City .... Concevitch: .. for28 years .. as a criminal investigator. The Catalyst: What kind of cases were you associated with? Concevitch: It was my duty to prepare investigation for the Judge who sentenced criminals. Many facts are not included in the trial on legal grounds. But my reports went beyong legal limitations, describing everything. I had a case with Nick Montana. They called him the Czar of Prostitution. I investigated him. I also had the of Luciano, whowas alsoo.n overlord of prostitution in New York City. The Catalyst: Were you ever in any personal dangerduring your investigations, such as with Luciano? Concevitch: No, I wasn't. Detectives who arrested him marveled at how I could go to see gangsters and how I could interview them. I was not afraid; probably that was why I never S?;Ot in trouble Fra nk's Barber Shop 3431() 'N. Tamiami Trail 355-1300. NOW Race -A-Rama SLOT R ACING 4617 14t h St. W., i n Braden to n on U S 41, Ne x t to MaciDonald's CHINESE FOOD STUKSCHOPS THAT'S UOTIC GOLDEN BUDDHA RESTAURANT 7113 N. TAMIAMI bet'fftt" z SARASOTA & IRADttnOM. flA. d Phone: 355-6366 1 retr rV\. a. I N November 12, 1965 () marcato -l I ........., I l notes I clef' By Kenji Oda .. Off Campus Thoughts while waiting for my Food at The Howard Johnson's: I wonder how many people were fortunate enough to have been present for New College's latest version of the "battle of the bands" held last Saturday evening on the east campus. C_ompeting that night were a blue. group led by Manfred Mann and a drum-and -bagpipe ensemble presumably from Scotland. The result was one of the most satisfying mu.sical experiences I've yet gone through. since arriving on the New College campus. The first to per form was the Manfred Mann group. They ran through sev eral impassioned blues numbers, and the lead singer proved to be in fine form, his voice audible in all corners of the dorm complex. He was so good, in fact, that when he first came on I thought the Rolling Stones themselves were on campus! Not all went well, however. Apparently some dastardly auditor who was partial to the second group became nauseated with the first and fed the Scotsmen a false cue, whe r eupon they began to play. I have said the Manfred Mann's lead singer sounded in fine form that night, but let's face it, it's awfully hard to beat out one bagpipe much less a whole damn pack of them. Now, I hate to seem partial at this point, but I have a tendency to sympathize with the underdog. At any rat'e, once I had overcome my initial shock and revulsion for this breach in taste, I settled down to listening to. the second group. Except for the fact that all three numbers seemed vaguely like each other it was a thoroughly satisfying performance. In the middle of their fourth number, the Scotsmen suddenly faded out, apparently With Paulie Larson having bet::n made aware of the faux pas they had unwittingly committed. It was at this point that all my faith in mankind, its potential for glory, its basic goodness and worth, was Justified. It was one of those rare moments when one feels glad JUSt being alive. The Manfred Manns were still playing, a little hoarser perhaps, but with spirit and J.>Oise, JUSt as if nothing had happened .... I wonder when that food's going to get here? "Say, I JUst thought of something, she interrupted. "Why don't you write about the music here at Howard Johnson's in your column?" I looked at the girl seated across the table and answered, "Ha, ha. 11 11 No, I'm serious .. She faded into the background. Well, gee, what can you say about the music at Howard Johnson's? I had never really noticed it until now. Well, for one thing, it was pleasant music that didn't force itself on you. It blended in almost per fectly with the other background noises --the tinkling of tableware, the quiet chatter of the waitresses, the gentle hum of the air-conditioning, the slow, heavy breathing of the girl. .. Golly, I hope that food comes soon. Another thing I noticed was that the music seemed all-pervading, with no detectable points of en-try. It must be the acoustics. Sure enough, the ceiling was a model of acoustical engineering. Sound-reflecting tiles made up the structure, with several well-spaced cracked ones for extra aberration. The music seemed to create a mood, an atmosphere, which would otherwise have been missing. I stared tenderly into her eyes A swift kick in the knee suddenly brought me back to reality. The waitress had brought our food. I thanked her and began to dig in; I didn't have to think anymore. Was I glad. Something Different HOBBY -CRAFT ART SUPPLIES CRA" & ART BOOKS Island Hobby Shop 6912 W. 14th St. Brade n ton 2 miles nort h of college on the trail Phone: 755-6565 h 0 e. s we carry cape&&o:t


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