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Catalyst
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The Catalyst (Volume II, Number 9)
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Fine Arts Institute To Open Monday New College Fine Arts Institute will open Monday fm the 1965-66 academic year following an orientation luncheon tomorrow in the dining room of the John Ring ling Tower at 12:15. The luncheon will be followed by tours of the Institute BuilderTo Release Swim Pool Soon The new swimming pool will be released to the college by the builder early next week, according to Peter W. Odell, athletic co ordinator. The pool was dedicated by Pres ident John Elmendorf to the donors, Mr. and Mrs. Courtland H. Hoppin, in ceremonies Sunday. President Elmendorf cited the Hoppin1 s interest and generosity in making improvements such as the pool possible. He introduced Mr. Hoppinwhosaid, "I hope it doesn't leak and I'm glad I didn't have to dig it." studios and talks about this year's program. The Fine Arts Institute was creat ed last year to give advanced painters of all ages an opportunity to study with some of the leading contemporary painters in this coun try and abroad. The Institute op erates separately from the college and has its own faculty and studios. ')ualified New College undergrad uates may attend Institute classes, nd members of the Institute fac ulty may be called upon to present lectures to undergraduates at col lege. Institute classes meet in the top two floors of the John Ringling Towers on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons. Most are studio classes. The Institute runs from November 22 to April 8 and will be concluded by an exhibition of student works. Syd Solomon, coordinator of the Institute as well as visiting profes sor at ew College, will preside BASKING IN THE SUNLIGHT at the not-so-solemn dedication last Sunday of the new swimming pool donated by Mr. and Mrs. Courtla.nd H Hoppin, are dozens of students, faculty, staff members, and guests of 1New Col lege. In the background IS Court Two of the East Campus dormitory complex. Mr. Odell then introduced par ticipants in demonstrations of water sports and water safety. Mrs. Hop pin presented trophies to Bill Ralphs, winner of the men's 50 meter free style and to Suzy Elmen dorf, daughter of the president, and Brenda Davis, daughter of vice pres-at the luncheon and will discuss the curriculum and program for the year. Mr. Solomon organized the Fine Arts Institute and is director of its workshop, He is known as an experimenter anc!,.innovator of new techniques; last year his works were selected for special purchase by th. Ford Foundation. SEC Appoints Five To Disciplinary Body The Student Executive Committee, in its first official executive action ha_s appointed student disciplinary committee. Comprising the phnary Committee are Bill Chadwick and Steve Hall (both representing the SEC), 0Pnhy Bamett, Vicki and Roy Van Vleck. Th<: Disciplinary Committee will have initial JUrisdiction over :lll mat ters of student discipline. Any decision to recommend social proba tion or expulsion must, however, be approved by the SEC before be ing passed on to the Dean of Stu dents or the College Council. All decisions of the Disciplinary Com mittee will be subject to review by the SEC. Appointment of a disciplinary committee was one of several or ganizational actions taken by the SEC in the three meetings held far. In addition, the Super VIsory and House Committees were organized, the modes of procedure were amended, and a process of reviewing and codifying existing "rules" was begun. The only subcommittee of the <;EC explicitly provided for in the Paster Dies Rites Today Mr. lsidores ]. Paster died yes terday morning at Sarasota Memo rial Hospital. Mr. Paster was the manager o f the New College Book Mr. Paster Store and the gift shop at the Land mark Hotel. He is survived by his wife Lillian and his three children; Saul of Sar asota, Marvin and Paula, both of Washington, D. C Funeral arrangements are being made by Robart' s Funeral Home of Sarasota. Burial will be at 4:00 today. The Campus Book Store will be closed on Saturday, but will open Monday as usual. College Charter, the Supervisory Committee will have the respon sibility of handling all student bal loting, including elections, refer endum, and recall procedures. Also, all petitions for considera tion by the SEC must first pass this committee. Members of the committee are Tom Manteuffel Nancy Redick, Shelley Schli.cker: and two representatives of the SEC, Dave Allen and Ken;i Oda. Codification ofthe various regu lations and codes of consideration is the current task facing the SEC This pro;ect is being conducted in con;unction with the officers of the now defunct Multi-Purpose Com mittee, Allan Whitt, John Cranor, and Esther Lynn Barazzone, and will be the main topic of discussion at the next SEC meeting, scheduled for Wednesday evening, November 24. The students serving on the Stu dent Executive Committee are: Dave Allen, Bill Chadwick, Tim Dunsworth, Ray Enslow, Steve Hall, Chuck Hamilton, KenJi Oda, Karle Prendergast, and Steve Waterman. Dr. Robert Norwine, Dean of Stu dents, is a non-voting member. Faculty advisors to the SEC are Mr. Arthur Miller and Mr. Samuel Black. A House Committee was formed to handle building and grounds problems on the student level. This three-member committee will be headed by Steve Waterman. The SEC also appointed Karle Prendergast its official representa tive on the Student Activities Fund Committee, whicli is in charge of distributing operating funds to the various student clubs and organiza tions on campus. Amendments to the modes of pro c.edure involved the appointment and the operation of the Discipli nary, House, and Student Activi ties Fund Committees and the elec tion and terms of office of the of on the SEC. (The secretary w1ll serve the entire year: the chairmanship, however, wili be a rotating position, a new chairman to be elected every four weeks. Each officer will be elected by a ma;orityvote of the SEC members. ) Test Results Aid Examiners In Counseling Students of the Class of 168 can now obtain the results to the battery of tests they took during Ori entation Week last September. To be accompanied by a twenty-min ute analysis and counseling session, the test scores are available in the Development Trailer from either Dr. John French, College Examin er, or Mr. Gordon Mather, his as istant, 8:30-5:00 any weekday. The test battery consisted of aca demic, personality, aptitude and interest tests, plus the College Stu dent Questionnaire (CSQ), a series of questions designed to draw out student attitudes and points of view. Both the CSQ and the Compre hensive College Tests (CCT) y;ill be given again at the end of the academic year, in order to gain an indication of change and/ or im provement. Mather explained the purposes of the testing program: "The aim is two-fold. First, the test scores are given to individual students so that they can see how they measure up with classmates and to give each student an idea of his stronsz: and weak points, academically or vtherwise... It's really just part of our counselling program. The second purpose is to give us research data. These tests will hopefully give us an insight into the nature of students who come to New Col lege and especially those who do well in such an atmosphere. In other words, we hope to find pre dictors. Mr. Odell enters Kennedy-style. ident Paul Davis, who participated in a "synchronized swim." After the ceremonies, students offically christened the pool by providing President Elmendorf, Mr. O?ell, and Dr. Douglas Berggren w1th unscheduled swimming. Until the pool is released, swim ming will be from noon until 5: 30 weekdays and from 9 am to 5:30 weekends. Sculptor To Speak Tonight At forum Sculptor Vernon Voelz of Sarasota will talk to students tonight at Col lege Hall. Appearance of Voelz on campus was arranged by Herbert C. Stod dard, tutor in art. Stoddard has arranged for several other artists who work in different media to speak to students. Voelz, a graduate of the Chicago Art lnstitude, has been working in Sarasota since 19S4 with one year out for a visit to Rio de Janeiro where he taught jewelry making. Mr. John Strong, Rev. Papandrou of Miami guest spl:aker and Ludacer, chairman, at the second annual m'eeting of the Sarasota chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, held Saturday at Lido Casino and attended by fourteen New College students. Next week The Catalyst will report on the ACLU and its meaning and possibilities for students. Also expected to be present is Conrad Marca-Relli, a member of last year's facultywho is returning for his second year of teaching. .. Marca-Relli was a visiting cnt1c of advanced painting at Yale and has served as Visiting Profes sor at the University of California at Berkeley. He was among the first artists toreceive a FordFoun dation grant. Mr. and Mrs. Marca Relli recently built a home on Si esta Key. New this year at the Institute will be. a one-week workshop in the m1ddle of the year, slide showmgs of facultyworks before the student body, and a ma;or exhibition of the recent work of the ssx faculty to be held at the Ring hng of Art during the year, the flrst time these paintings will be seen in Florida. Solomon said that the luncheon which will be dutch treat, will open to all those interested in stud ying during the year at the Insti tute. Student enrollment is limit ed in order to preserve a close fac ulty-student relationship which permits individual criticism. Preferred registration is given to students for the full five-month term, although some are accepted for less than the full term. Students may apply at the Fine Arts Insti tute. Fund Committee Will Review Appropriations In an unannounced meeting Mon day night the Student Activity Fund Committee granted a total of $1815 to three campus groups. Because there was objection to the committee's action, it will meet Monday at 6:15 pm in the Music Room to hear objections. The film club, David Pini, chair man, was granted$1300; the pho tography club, Frank Lary, president, was given $315; and the Booker School tutoring program, headed by Sarah Dean, received $200. A request by the literary maga zine, submitted by Allen Jaworski, for $150 was denied. One hundred dollars from the fund was given to The Catalyst on Oc tober 7. According to Kenny Misemer committee chairman, the fund, made up of the $15 activity fee collectedfrom each student orig-inally held $2520. There is approximately $600 left in the fund. "Our first meeting was unan simply by oversight, 11 said Misemer. He said all future meet ings will be open and announced a head of time, although he "doesn't expect many more clubs to ask for money."

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Page 2 EDITORIAllY 5 PEAK lNG 'SimplyByOversight' This week, in its first formal meeting, the Student Activity Fund Committee voted to disburse almost 75% of the money available for student activities for the entire year. Their meeting reflected a laudable desire to provide prompt action on requests from several grou}?s. There was only one thing wrong -no one knew of the committee's action until after it had been completed. No one had an opportunity to object to the way the committee proposed to spend the money under its control. Fortunately, an objection was raised and the committee agreed to review its decision and give students a chance to be heard. A chance to obJect is, we hold, a right that should be guaranteed every student here, because every student has contributed to the fund. We strongly concur in the committee' s use of the word "hearing" in its statement issued yesterday. The committee should meet in open session and allow interested students to express their views for and against the request before the committee. This, we understand, the committee intends to do Monday. B u t more than this, there needs to be :.orne higher authority through which the decisions of the committee are cleared before any checks are issued by the business office. O b viously, the S EC can and should fulfill this function -a n d it can do it without increasing its work load too much. The safeguar ds provided for the activity fund will be well worth the extra effort required. This time, although student s were not notified of the proposed action of the committee "simply by oversight, 11 no harm resulted. Next time, and there will be a next ti.me if the system is not tightened, without anyone knowing the entire activity fund may be lost "simply by over-. h II Slg t In connection with the appropriations of the SAF Committee, we should concern ourselves with the wisdom of the amounts approved. Specifically, should the film program be granted over one half of all the money for student activities? I s it wise to leave only $600 in the f und for the rest of the year? Will this amount be sufficient to meet all student activity requirements for an o t her nine month s? W e believe the a nswer to all o f these questions is "no." We suggest that hardly enough student s attend t h e ll10 vies on a regular basis to JUstify an expe n d i ture of this s iz e Further, perhaps a film every week is a luxury for a budget as small as the one with which we must work. This is especially true since the program is a dead expense and in no way contributes to its own support. We hope students will consider these questions and attend the committee meeting Monday and express their opi n i o ns --after all, it is their money. The Catalyst LETTERS to the EDITORS Defends 'Garbage' To the Editors: I have JUSt read one of the editorials in your November 12th issue in regard to the "noise" and "garbage" written by Thomas M. McDaid. I am shocked to find that you have such students in your student body. I happen to be one of the "singers" that she (sic) wrote about and I am asking for the privilege to defend all of us. As for me, I studied two and one-half years of private voice, and this was limited to Classical. Music. I had to go into rock and roll because you can' t make any money singing C lassical. Mr. McDaid, look a t R a y Ste v e n s the tNe nut. Ray was a music maJor in college. e now makes more money than you'll ever make. One other little thing. If it had not been for Betsy Ash and Judy Randall many other people and I would have never heard of NEoN COLLEGE. I think they are doing wonderfully at what they are doing for your school and I don' t think that they should but (sic) stopped. You must realize that many peo ple must like this "garbage" because people are becoming millionaires overnight, just because of it. Sincerely, (Signed) Bobby Langford, The Movers Moral Standards To the Editors: I believe that a misconception of the true meaning of democracy and freedon leads to wrong behavior. A possible solution might be to approach this p r oble m J USt as any othe r e d ucational matter i s ap proached. The students should be taught that, in the same way there is cause and effect in physics, there is cause and effect in human behavior. Most students are ignorant of the serious consequences of wrong actions. In order to correct the acute problem of morals in colleges, administrators should include in their ed-November 19, 1965 Volume 2, Number 9 November 19, 1965 PublUhed by rtudeou of New College, Saruct.a, Florida Editon ......... Raeburo, Tom Todd Bu.sincu ...... Edna Walker Ad-1-ert:isiaa ... Jerry NeuaartcD Production ........................ B
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November 5, 1965 The Catalyst Shangri-as Are Typical Girls (7) BY BETSY ASH AND JUDY RA DALL "Hey, look--there's a boy in the clOsl 't! What'll they think of n xt!" "Oh, I looked right into that flash --1 can't sec!" So began our intervi w wit"t the Shangri-Las Saturday, October 30. Thi< group of four teenage girls has been together for two years and come from ew York City. They pr kr to be called only by their first names, which are Betty, Mary, Maryann, nd Margie. In of their great success th y are very typical young g1rls whose thoughts were of fashions, guitars, and Bob Dylan. Mary is the only on still in 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 oth rgroups appearing at the Clearwater Auditorium. They like small town aud iences because they are the warmest; and although they occasionally appear at clubs, they prefer on<.' n ight standS. Travelling doesn't permit them any time to see th.e 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 o o o o o a o o o o o ON THEIR WAY TO THE STAGE., Shangri-Las left to right, Mry rcd bloodedAm<'rican girl in the audience not swooning at lea 1 once. In deference to all those who claim sil nt films are too much anal)<1ed and not enough enjoyed, I'll say no more. ight and Fog, this w<.'ek' short, is being shown after the feature: it would be impossible to enJoy it were this shown first. Never be for<.' any film mad snch a physical impact on me. The duector, Alain Resnais, is now best kna.vn forHiroshima, MonAmour Yearat Marienbad, but his reputation was established by his arli r documentaries, Van Guerand \lit et Broulard (mi]rt and The same uxtaposll ion of scenes in time and memory which is fOLmd in his la ter 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 photog raphy, the soft dialogue, all combine for a film of stunning and sick ening impact. Tb facts speak for themselves. It is a film one feels obligated to present. BY TOM MANTEUFFFJ. "Apathy, said one student after last week's Friday Forum, "is one thing we're not apathetic about:" Indeed we arc not. For two hours over a hundred students and teachers kept up a peppery discussion of personal thought, preJudices and gripe on the subject of academic apathy and immat\lrity at 'ew Col lege Pr me target was th i rdisci-plinary approach, which had the distinction of being attacked both for going too f.tr--I'Too tperfici!ll, artificial to lump together six or Speech, Songs To Mark Meeting Mr. and Mrs. Anselm Frankel will address students m 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 Clechoslovakia. The Russian I class is inviting all students and members of the faculty to the meeting. In addition to a talk and slides, th Russian students will sing several Russian ong --"Where is the Street?" "1 Don't Know othing, Birch Tree," "Song of the Volga Boatmen, and "Padmaskawniye Vechera (Evening on th Out kirts of Moscow). Mr. and Mrs. Frankel have b en active in the culturallif of Sara-eta. In addition to being one of the founders of the Allied Arts Council, Mr. Frankel is a past pres ident of the Ivy League Club of Sara ota. Lindsay Election To Be Discussed Mr. S,tmu I Black of the Soci.tl Science Department will speak <)ll the topic of the recent ew York City mayoralty campaign in to night's forum prograxn. Th<' for um, scheduled for 6:30 in the Mus ic Room of College Hall, will be thrown open to questions and comments from the floor at th end of the presentation. Mr. Black will not be speaking as a mere interest( d observer. He served
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Page 4 The Engineer's Dead? The Catalyst interviewed John Daugherty, a second-year student from Elmira, New York. The Catalyst: What did you do worth doing in high school? John: Nothing. The Catalyst: How doesthat compare with your New College experience? John: Not much difference. Actually, I didn't do anything most of the other kids here haven't done. I was editor of the school paper, treasurer of Honor Society ... went to Boy's State .... The Catalyst: The usual question: Why did you come to New College? John: It was relatively far from home, but still in the East, although Florida isn't really the East. It's an accident of nature inhabited by millions of other accidents of nature. It's populated by fat Midwestern farmers full of a Midwestern mythology. Anyway, New College offered me a good scholarship and a promise of freedom, which! found was mostly on paper. I liked the independent study; it's great--if only people would do some. M i dwe stern Mythology The Catalyst: How would you know about the Midwestern mythology? John: I lived there for 15 years-on the banks of a sewage ditch in Henry, Illinois, looking at a bunch of incredibly boring people who had never heard of Bob Dylan or Dave Van Ronk or John Kenneth Galbraith. According to the Midwestern mythology, New York is a haven for homosexuals. They're against government interference even though it's the government that keeps them alive. The high school kids there care only about their cars; anybody who feels like studying can't be cause he' 11 ruin curve and everybody will be mad at him. NewYork is the only ivilized place in the country. The Catalyst: Your major is economics, isn't it? John: Yes. Very interesting. After we get our Ph. D.'s, John Cranor and I are going to band together and save the world. The economy John Daugherty is fouled up by conservatives who oppose government aid. Wholesale capitalism is out; creeping socialism is in. We finally have some half-way decent economists who not only react and observe but also can act and plan what they want the economy to do. The Catalyst: Have you any final comment? John: New College is a good enough place. But that wasn't final. :r:na.in.ly ST. ARMANDS KEY SARAS O T A F LORIDA The Catalyst It's very liberal. New College is a bright light in a sea of dim bulbs. This is probably the most enlightened and in the whole damned state. Great bunch of students (try that)--most of them anyway. However, if last year is any indication, we'll be losing our most creative people. We did last year--except me, of course. The Catalyst: Why? Bounds Too Narrow John: Even though we have a very liberal atmosphere here, it's liberal within very definite bounds--too narrow. The Catalyst: What bounds? John: Mostly those set by the community. It isn't so bad this year. Last year we had a bunch of petty moralists who complained about the way we wore our hair, beerdrinking. Some of the students went to Selma and were thrown in Jail. The community wanted them expelled, but the college JUSt laughed. In a large northeastern city there would be no such problem. Sarasota is a poor site for a school of this sort; it wpuld be perfect for a Southern Baptist missionary school. Also it would be nice if the Sara sota Chamber of Commerce thousz:ht of us as somethimz besides I RIP VAN WINKLE BOWLING Student Rates Before 6 P.M. 70 0 7 N orth Troll Phone: 388-3281 a tourist attraction. That's how we're listed in the brochures. The Catalyst: Inspite of the location, will we survive? John: There's no question of survival. The question is survival as what? It will be hard to keep the liberal atmosphere here. As the college grows there will be more regulations. It's one thing to have 10 people doing as they please-but 1200 is a different matter. Maybe egulations on class attendance and like that. That usually happens--a place starts out liberal, then becomes more conservative-like Black Mountain and Oberlin. Under the new administration, conditions are better. Things like cigarette sales on campus -we worked for that all last year and didn't get it until President Elmendorf came here. Heseemsto adopt the attitude that we can do most anything with discretion if we keep up the academic excellence of the college. One last comment--the engineer's dead. Interviews with other students will appear in future issues.--Ed November 19, 1965 TedHeld Friends To Install Plaque Friends ofTed Held, lOlst Charter Class student, will install a bronze plaque in the library to mark the psychology collection which 1s being established in his memory. The first volume is being obtained with the help of Dr. Corinne Wilson, librarian. The Women's Library Association will aid in assembling the collection. Several contributions have already been received, according to Mrs. Virginia B. Hall, who is co ordinating the collection of funds. Checks may be sent to Mrs. Hall payable to: Women's Library Association (for Ted Held Memorial). Just For Y ou 1/talefe 1ltte4 clothes for young women 2249 Ringling Boulevard When you want to quietly jet away from it all, head for Yamaha country-and take a friend. The Yamaha Rotary Jet 80 is JUSt for fun-and the Going's Great I to buy? Try a rental. .. Frank's Barber Shop YOU R BOOK AND RECORD CENTE R (sales prices start at $315) 1410 N. Temiemi Trail 355 -1300. PERFECTION CLEANERS and SHIRT LAUNDRY 7327 North Tamiami Trail Pho ne: 35 5 -761 7 YOUR SCHOOL CLEANERS -NOW OPENRace A -Rarna SLOT RACING 4617 14th St. W., in Bradenton Norf+l on U S 41, Next to MacDonald' s Large Assortment of STUFFED ANIMALS for Christmas Gifts Boxed Candies for Thanksgiving and Christmas Orders taken for daily N Y Times StartinCJ Nov. 22 CAMPUS BOOK SHOP thmgs go better WIth CoKe vtr& ....... Sarasota Coca-Cola Bottlers 2114 17th Street 958-1401 = trouble getting around? BICYCLES Authorized SALES-SERVICE-PARTS COLUMBIA HUFFY ROLLFAST DUN.ELT ENGLISH BIKE 10-SPEED HURET Large Selection of Used Bicycles REPAIRS ON ALL 'MAKES W E MAKE SPECIA L IDEAL S J = = : : :. = = : = = = :. = A j e : SARAS O T A FLORI D A : e 4t : : .. Kue & Karom Billiards SARASOTA'S OLDEST AND LARGEST BANK (Six Mile s North of ColleCJe o U S 411 Present This Ad-Play 1 hour or more and Kue & Karom will pay for the last liz hour Ech Nove!Rber 30, 1965 PALMER FIRST NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST COMPANY M E MBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


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