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Catalyst
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UNIDI NT! F IJ 'r Making Human Beings Human Is Fundamental Concern BY GLEI\DA CIMINO -PRESIDE T ELMENDORF "Presidt:J,t Elmendorf can sec you now," the secretary politely informed me, and I was ushered into the small, deceptively tranquil office in the Administration Building. President Elmendorf greeted me with a smile and a firm handshake. The president speaks thoughtfully with a quiet intensity and directness that MP COMMITTEE GIVES VIEWS ON CAMPUS ISSUES ew College students will soon be asked to make some probably farreaching decisions regarding the type of representative structures to be set up on campus. A glance at some of the committees which have existed in the past and duties of the present Multi-Purpose Committee may lend perspective to any total student decision about student government at New College. The first committee which was set up to represent students was the Student-Faculty Committee. The committee functioned during the time when students were living at the Landmark Hotel. Due to some student discontent and an unwillingness of the Student-Faculty Committee to serve as a police body, a special group wassetupto deal with disciplinary and house (continued on page three) captivates his listeners. His shy, boyish .ruts visitors at case, but his hlue-gray eyes reveal an underlying seriousness and capability. You feel, reassuringly, that this man knows what he is doing. I was less sure about what I was doing. Floundering into the interPRESIDE T ELMENDORF view, I muttered something about not really know anything about him. "That's he replied with a miscluevous grin. ot to be (continued on page seven) October 15, 1965 Davis Appointed College Veep Biggs To Direct Development Paul First Mr. Paul Davis, whose appointment as Director of Resources and Plan ning was announced in August, and Donald P Biggs, New College Development Officer for Southern Florida were appointed to the positions of Vice President and Director of Development of ew College respectively by President John Elmendorf last Tuesday. SF COMMITTEE SETS PLAN ACTION The Student-Faculty Committee is now in the process of finalizing its suggestions for college and student government: the New College Council and the Student Executive Committee. For six months the Student-Faculty Committee, made up of Tim Dunsworth, Chuck Hamilton, Dan Jaecks, Anna Navarro, David Pini, Dr. John French, Dean Arthur Borden, and Dean Robert Norwine, have been working on the proposal. Throu.:h ('Onsidc r ation of the goals ]1 tive discussion among the srudPn t body a n d numerou s e x a m p les and suggestions f r o m variou s established schools throughout the nation, a relatively final form is approaching completion. It is now up to the student body as a whole to make final revisions, and vote on it. To help bring this about, there will be an open meeting of the Student-Faculty Committee on Tuesday, October 19 at 6 :30 p m. in the Music Room. This will be the last opportunity to discuss and offer revisions in the proposal before it is voted upon. It is therefore urged that all interested students attend. After the meeting the StudentFaculty Committee will draw up the fin:1l form, submit it to Mr. Earl Helgeson for correct forxr. and terminology, and mimeograph it. This final mimeographed form will be given to all students on Friday, October 22. An asterisk will mark any changes other than for clarification, and there will be an explanation of what the change is and the rationale behind it as needed. Attached to the proposal will be a ballot on which students may indicate their acceptance or rejection of the plan These ballots should be turned in to Chuck Hamilton' s mailbox not later than 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 25. At some later time on Monday, the results will be posted. Ifthe plan is reJected, a meeting of the whole student body will be called for Tuesday, October 26. At that time the Student-Faculty Committee will submit its formal resignation and the student body may discuss future action in the area of student government. II the plan is accepted, the Stu dent-Faculty Committee will act (continued on page five) As be made public a program of organizationa 1 realignment to meet the college's growing responsibility to the public, Mr. Elmendorf said that Vice President Davis' responsibilities will be in overall direction of the college's program for development of resources, public relations, long-range institutional planning, and alumni affairs. "New College in its first five years has begun to grow into an institution of considerable size and influence," said President Elmendorf. "We now have a greater responsibility than ever to serve our VICE PRESIDENT DAVIS students, our faculty and staff, our many good friends, and even those who may be influenced by New College in the future." He said that as the college grows, its area of public responsibilt y increases considerably and that the organizational change should permit adapting to meet the constant growth that is planned for the college over the next decade. Mr. Elmendorf said that Furman C Arthur would continue as Director of Public Relations and Mrs. Edward Swift as a Development Officer. He said that other staff people would be added as needs arise to coveradditional responsibilities in the of institutional support and alumni work. The new vice president was formerly a development and public relations officer at Brown Univer sity. Prior to his association with Brown Mr. Davis had been a member of the editorial staff of (continued on page four)

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Page 2 The Catalyst EDITORIALLY SPEAKING This week, JJ1c Catalyst has devoted a great deal of space and effort to a survey of the composition, duties and effectiveness of the Multi Purpose Committee. Until a more permanent form of student government is organized, this group is the only voice of the student body to the faculty and administration, a fact which many students may not realize and certainly a situation which students have not utilized. The Code of Consideration, or set of nnderstandings by which students conduct themselves, is unfamiliar to ma11y. The essence of the Code is students bear the ma_1or responsibility for the maintenance of accepted soc1al. conduct on campus. Thus any student. who finds someone abusing a sectton of the Code has a responsibility to warn the offender that his conduct is out of line, or to turn the matter over to the M-P Committee. Repeated flaunting of the Code may cause the committee to place an offender on social probation, and a subsequent offense by a studcnt on probation may result in that person's expulsion, a matter handled by the facuhy and administration. Student enforcement of the Code in the past has been extremely lax, many students bypassing the committee enurely and reporting Code infringements directly to the administration. If we are to maintain control over our own discipline problems, the outlined method of Code enforcement must be adhered to by all students. Probably the most important accomplishment of the present M-P Committee is that it has effectively handled most discipline problems which have been presented by students and has often handled such problems which were taken directly to administrators, particularly Dean Norwine. The administration is under no formal obligation to consult the committee on disciplinary affairs, yet the committee has worked out an understanding for l1andling such problems with the administration. If the committee is to effectively function as an enforcement body, students must cooperate with it more completely. If we do not, the administration will be forced to move into the area of dictation and enforcement of its own rules of conduct. Such a move would destroy one of the salient features of New College student affairs, the privilege of structuring and governing our social situation. One week from today, stud ntr will recei"V"e he proposal for permanent student govemment organization. The propo sal i s not the product of hasty or casual labor. Instead, it reflects many months of intense concentration by persons who were striving for the best of student governments for ew College. In the past, when dealing with questions concerning student government, wP have demonstrated a propensity for irrational and petty arguments, unrealistically idealistic propositions, and a pervading inability for constructive activity. Now time has run out for inconclusive Events of the first few weeks of this term have proven this to th(! faculty and administration and some students. It is too late tor anything but complete realization of this fact. If we hope to retain any voice at all in the maintenance of our affairs, we must take decisive action and take it now. We should worry less about minor portions of the proposal with which we may be dissatisfied than about the institution of a structure in which we have played a formative role. The important thing for us and our ideals is the establishment of a permanent and working organization. If it does not completely satisfy us now, we will not have an opportunity to change it ever. Gov't Meeting Set Tuesday Letters to the Editors Letters from readers are welcome. All are sub1cct to condensation. We accept no responsibility for statemci1lS made. To the Editor: 1 experienced a tremendous sen satiOn when I arrived at New a few short weeks ago. The beauty of the dormitory architecture and the court landscaping was entrancing during the bright afternoon hours when I arrived. However, the first cxperiencewas no match for the sight I w ilnessed when the evening hours approached, .J.Jld the courts were bathed in soft warm light. The complex, when viewed from afar, was apatchworkof blue and gold, offset by the dim glow of lighted masonry. The main court, with the ground lights filtering up through the palm fronds, was a warm welcoming element necessary to the whole of the dorm area. Now these lights are deadened. No longer do the palms blink in the rays which had once penetrated to the s}y. Only one or two lights shine feebly where once the whole court had been alive with spots. I s it too much to ask, nowthat the dorms are so near completion, that we preseiVe this beauty which we once had no matter what the complications? Would we remain passive if our room lights went out every time it rained? Let us have tb is fu rthcr heallty insured for, now th
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October 15, 1965 The C atal yst M-P COMMITTEE EVALUATES EFFECTIVENESS OF ACTIONS problems to take to students. Dean Norwine and Mr. Miller are quite influential on the committee. They point out practical aspects of many problems which committee members can' t sec. They see a greater campuG cross-section than MP Members. (continued from page one) problems while living at the hotel. During the "barn period" of the second term, there was a change in the membership of the StudentFacullyCommittee, and twoPne ceptorial Committees were organized to deal with housing and discipline problems while living on campus. In March, the StudentFaculty Committee resigned en masse, feeling that they were no longer an effective body, particularly in the establishment of housing regulations for the dormitories on the East Campus. An Ad Hoc Committee was formed by students in the interim, which suggested the creation of the Multi Purpose Committee and suggested that the Student-Faculty Committee be reactivated with the purpose of formulating a permanent student government proposal. The M-P Committee's functions were to include all student problems, including discipline, and it was to represent student inter ests to the administration until a more permanent structure could be worked out. Thus the M-P Com. mittee has always been an interim body, and it is understood that it will d isband with the creation of a p ermanent student government. In order that our new government may benefit from the old The C atalyst has analyzed the M-P fro m the v iewpoint o f three omm tt l'npe 1 n t-r .... J HJ l. r r--,....."""'""man of th Committee, was the first interviewed. FUNCTIONS STATED Catalyst: John, what is the major concern of the M-P Committee? Cranor: Since the committee is the only official student representative group, it protects student interests Catalyst: Have the faculty and administration utilized the committee? Cranor: Yes, last yearit was quite effective for disseminating information from the administration so that the administration did not sound like a directive issuing organ and so that the committee could serve as a sounding board for the students over issues Catalyst: Will the ultimate phaseout of the committee be the final government plan? Cranor: Yes, and the functions of the M-P Committee will largely be assumed by the All-Student Committee in the plan. Catalyst: Are some of the conflicts which you have encountered in the past still present? Cranor: Some conflicts between students and a committee with any power will always be present. The committee at times has been caught in the middle. Catalyst: What advisors function with the committee and in what capacities? Cranor: Dean orwine is the administrative link with the committee and since he is a nonvoting member, he holds a strictly advisory role. He brings up points from the administration to be acted on by the committee. Mr. Miller is in ml)Ch the sam e capacity as the faculty representative from humanities. Catalyst: What would be the most expedient way for student problems to be handled by the committee? Cranor: The student should first put the problem down in writing and submit it to the committee. Students rna y attend committee meetings but rarely do so even when the meetings have been regularly scheduled and announced a s in the past. Catalys t: Would you give a general appraisal of the committee' s effectiveness? Cranor: The committee' s effectiveness d .epcnds on administrative cooperation, which has been very thoughtful in the past, yet they ;rre under no obligation to consult students, 1ich is a maJor fault of the system. Catalyst: I n what ways will the student activity fund be used? Cranor: It is highly probable that the film fund will receive a large share. The Catalyst is due to receive a share, and there has been talk of a possible literary magazine. Many students have also ask e d for money for social events Anothe r, more impartial, committee should be s e t up for the specific purpo s e of administe r i ng funds Catalyst: Would you comment. on the current moritorium plan formt ervisitation? Cra nor: President Elmendorf wants the i ntC'rv isitat i o n -studcnt respon,.., \."" f"M ("' Catalyst: How w-ould you charac terize> the present student situation on campus? Cranor: The situation now is certainly not as chaotic as last year, but it i s certainly not as settled as it should b e Bruce Lamartine, another committee member, was next interviewed. Catalyst: Would you outline the areas of concern of the M-P Committee? Lamartine: It must handle large p roblems such as intervisitation. Minor housing problems are usually handled through Capt. Styles. Catalyst: Would you evaluate the cooperation of the faculty and administration with the committee? Lamartine; Th e faculty serves only in the advisory capacity. For example no curricular affairs have been handled by the committee, which is a weakness of the committee' s set up. The faculty and administrationhaven't had too many REACTIVE COMMITTEE Catal)s t: Would you give yourappraisa of the committee's effectiveness? Lamartine: The committee has generally been reactive rather than initiative. It hasn' t been able to perceive problems adequately, thus weakening com mittce decisions It is too small to serve its statetl functions, and this structure would not be effective with a larger student body, yet the creation of more committees may not be the answer. Rick Kainz, a non-member of the committee, expressed some of his opinions. Catalyst: What do you understand to be the M-P Committee's actions? Kainz: It makes regulations concerning student money from the activity fund, a nd is the official line of communication between the students and faculty. COMMUNICATION LINK In your opimon, how does the committee handle these proble m s? Kainz: To get a t that you h a v e t o conside r the prima ry proble m s the y have to Jea 1 with--r epresenting the student body a n d p r o viding respon1 1 ,J. thC' ar., .. H ... a \....tl ....t .. ltJly UllU'-l l1.1..._ ..._i1-\...UulStances, a little w ak in thi area because they arc too far remov.._,J from the students. I am not saying that they misrepresent us, but perhaps they a ;en' t in tune with the students' desires enough to fully and meaningfully represent us Catalyst: There has been some debate on the question of a rules moritorium. What is your to this? Kainz: This is the wrong time for open visitation. I don' t think it would work. Catalyst: What do you mean by "work"? Kainz: By that I mean that we have inadequate self-discipline at this point. The prime purpose here is to get an education--not only pedantic learning but also social learning--to create mature, responsible people. That is part of the college' s obligation. Sal's Italian Food 7 5 4 6 N T a m i a m i T ra i I Midway between Sarasota and Bradenton famous for Pizza, Lasagna, Veal Scalloppini and Chicken Cacciatore Sarasota phone: 355-6741 Bradenton phone: 755-1924 Page 3 Cataly:;t: How do you think the college can fulfill this obrlgation? Kainz: The prime dif{iculty in dcvt.:loping a sense of responsibility in the student body is that it must be done internally. But in most cas es, the student 1s still in the process of finding himself, and hasn' t yet instilled in himself a mature sense of responsibility. One of the purposes of the college is to caus e this realization to be internalized. To initiate this process you have to start with external enforcement. On the rules in the past, enforcement has been haphazard to the point of being arbitrary. A natural reaction to this is to want to abolish all rules. But we shouldn' t go into the moritoriu m regulation unless we know it' s going to work, and I think it might later on. Catalyst: What do you think would be a workable situation? Kainz: Well naturally, we want a minimum of external guidance. But I think that it is first necessary to e stablish this getting to be hackneyed "sense of responsibility" among students, confirm the authority of the M-P Committee and let the first year students get their feet on the ground. Then we can decrease the restrictions with the knowledge that there will be no backfiring from student unrest or faculty skepticism. A third memberoftheM-P Committee, Esther Lynn Barazzone, gave The Catalyst another perspective on the committee. Catalyst: Would you comment on the s t atus of the committee with regard t o the f aculty and administra tion. B a r a zzon e : The administration has been more cooperative with the rr"ltnmitte e h a n hav e t h e s t u dents especially from Dean orwine' s office. The faculty has been disappointed that the students h a v e not utilized the committee more effectively. C a t
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spacious free parking at SARASOTA downtown BRADENTON the ......... look Newslines ... Paris to Bradenton Mondrian art insp i res couture designer Yves St. Laurent ... M -R. interprets it in a flash ... shift y little dresses in bonded wool jersey crossed w ith vibrating co l ors .. top news story ... top fashion idea for really modern dresses this fall. October 15, 1965 ON CAMPUS With lawrence Paulson After you've seen Sarasota' s attractions: H orn1s Cars of Y esterday, the Sarasota Jungle Gardens, the Qrcus 1-hll of Fame, the Ring ling Mlseums, don't leave without visiting the gulf coast' s newest tourist sight. Convenientl y located on U S 41 right in the heart of the scenic area, Florida' s newest attraction, New Collegeland, is an unusual and delightful experience. New C ollegeland was founded five years ago by a group of dedicated men who felt that the general public should be given a greater understanding of the strange and legendary world of the undergraduate college student, They built a simulated college on over 100 acres of tranquil natural beauty adJoining Sarasota-Bradenton airport, as well as across the highway on Sarasota Bay. Today, their grand dream is a glorious reality, and now you too can catch surprising glimpses of a hitherto unknown civilization. The entrance to New College land is JUSt a short distance off 41, right past the State Trooper's car. Entering the limits of tl1e attraction itself, it's a short walk from the parking iot through the barbed wire fence to the first area where you will see, in a riot of gorgeous color, over 67 simulated bicycles and a blue Porsche, Don't' forget to bring your camera. The beautifully landscaped walk, consisting of native Flo r i da sand, leads you up the ntstic wooden steps and into the court itself. The Court of Paulson Palms, as it is called, is unique in many ways. Each of the unusual light fixtures has a different number of bulbs installed, lending end less varieties to the scene. The palm trees themselves are lighted at night, and observant tourists have been known to catch as many as three turned on at one time. Green ferns, planted in rare Shell motor oil cans, creep over the balcony walls. It should be noted that the architecture of these model dormitories is unlike any other in the country. This is purposely so, forLhese dormitories were created for the a musement of the architect and obviously could not be lived in by actual college students. Proceed ing from the Court of Palms, the tourist will next come to the first residential court, where he will be oriented at the Reception Center. In front of the reception center is whimsically placed a whimsical fountain which plays whimsically and is whimsically lighted at night. It will be noted that the architect forgot to install Musak in the foun tain, one of his few oversights. I n the Reception Center, the visitor will JOin a tour which will cover all points of interest on the simulated campus. There will be a nominal fee for the tour. (It must be remembered that the fee is prorated over three years and therefore no more than any other Florida attract ion.) The tour will be all-inclusive, visiting dormitories with many different color schemes. The students you see are actually college students, mostly from Manatee Junior College, who are hired for de-monstration purposes. You will see them engaging in actual student activities. Some actua 1 stu dent activ!ties, anyway. After visiting the dorms, a bus will take visitors across the highway where they will see the more academic sights. Here are some of the highlights of a visit to New Collegeland: See students intervisit. Sec students make tules for interv isitation. See students disregard rules for intervisitation. See intervisitation rules changed. See students turn purple. See intervisitation rules become ambiguous. Visit residences of faculty members. See is you can guess which are the faculty and which are the students. (Daily prizes awarded. ) See students and faculty meet in the courts for stimulating dialogues in a restful atmosphere. (This phase of the attraction has not yet been developed.) See if you can guess where the bathroom is going to be before you enter the next room. In College Hall, see simulated students lounge over genuine antiques. Also, watch the progress of the construction of the dining patio, and attraction which will continue to be fascinating for ma ny years to come. See the college bulletin boards, housing the world' s largest collection of absolute trivia. See students meet to talk about student government. This script will be repeated every two weeks. A.lso, visitors are allowed to leave or come in at any tim e during the proceedings as i t makes very little differencP St: C tla: iiiUULH Collegeland. Find out where the laundry room is. Learn the loca ticn of pencil sharpeners. Promise you won't tell anyone. See armed guards patrol the grounds. Find out the purposes of the Multi-Purpose Committee. Finally, thrill to the sight of the Duplicate Bridge team challenging the Flying Club to an exciting game of tennis ball bounce a wall of the first court. You'll never forget your visit to New Collegeland. Your friends won't believe it when you tell them about it, so take plenty of pictur es Souvenir portraits of Charles Ringling are available, and visitors are allowed to post their own notices on the bulletin boards, as long as they are meaningless. However, the hours during which the attraction will be open are not as yet clear to anyone. Paul Davis Appointed (continued from page one) the Providence. Journal-Bulletin. Mr. Biggs, who had been working for New College primarily in the Miami area for the past eight months, is a former Director of Development for Wagner College and has served as President of World Radio News, Inc. A graduate ot Middlebury College, Mr. Davis earned his master's degree from Columbia. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and also won a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship. He liveswith his wife and two children on Corwood Drive in Sarasota. Mr. Biggs for several years worked on the staff of Col. John "Shorty" Powers, the Voice of Mercury Con-trol in the U. S Manned Space Flight Program.

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October 15, 1965 The Catalyst Dr. Mayer Discusses U S VietNam Policies Or. George H. Mayer, VlS!Lmg professor of history, is presently a member of the faculty of Purdue University. He was a Fulbright Professor in India in 1953-1954 and taught m Malaya in 1961. Dul' ing both trips he traveled widely in Southeast Asia and he is cognizant of the area's peculiar problems. The Professor Mayer, what is your reaction to the opposition so often heard today from college campuses to the United States role in Vietnam? Does it hurt the country? Dr. Mayer: When a country's welfare is at stake, people are not tolerant of dissent. But since this is a peripheral war, people don't care enough to be excited. It's a case of"Let the sparrows twitter." If the chips were really down, I think there would be a lot of indignation. If the Russians or Chinese entered the war, people would be much less tolerant. There is no tolerance in a crisis, but this is no cns1s. It could become a crisis. I don't think the country takes the war very seriously as long as there aren't too many American casualties. And the idea of monetary cost doesn't matter too much because people are used to deficit spending. The Catalyst: Do you think Russia or China will enter the war? Dr. Mayer: Our policy is predi cated on the .tssumption that Rusc:it 1 t r Unless we want to risk all-out war, then the most we can hope for is a cease-fire along a military line and no final settlement. This has been the characteristic type since World War II. Disputes in Korea and between the Israelis and Arabs have DR. MAYER ended in a de facto settlement with no peace. The prognosis for a better settlement is not good. The Catalyst: Is S .outh Vietnam vital for the defense of the United State
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Page 6 The Catalyst ROVING REPORTER V\1hat Are Student Views On Viet Nom icy ? In conJunction with the inteiView on VietNam with Dr Mayer, the "roving reporter" sought out student opinions on the subject of our nation's policies in that Southeast Asian country. Many students felt that this was an oveiWorked subject. They are perhaps correct on a nationwide level: however, the subJCCt of national politics has certainly not been overworked on campus. Wt! believe that there is much student interest in it. There were three questions asked. S orne of the more interesting and varying answers are printed follow ing each. (1) What is your reaction to vo-ciferous opposition to US role 'in Viet am on the part of US citizens, notably college students? Does it hurt the country? Gary Williams: Which country? In reference to the US, I don't think vociferous opposition hurts us at all, because the basis of democracy in our country is freedom of speech. A 11 viewpoints should be expressed, although, obviously, not all can be heeded. Dave R ogg: If our country is a force for freedom Ol.Ild the wellbeing of mankind, than vociferous opposition to our policies can only open our minds. I don' t believe propagandism alone can everseiVe our cause: I fJ nd the only purpose for squelching "oppos1t10n" would be to m". more ..;bout. My personal interests lie currently in modern Jazz and pop music, along with moderate liking forfolk, modern concert music, and Negro blue:. Of course, there can be individual pieces in any music form that I will appreciate, but the types of music listed are the classes o! music which I enJoy as a form 2.nd not simply for an especially g..)od individual representative of that form. Mike Cassell: My reaction is favorable. I don' t think it hurts the coun ry. So often, in times of war ,and such, the president can conjure up an aura of "God, motherhood, the flag, etc. "and make any opposition seem unpatriotic. Drabek to Head Drama As a result, I would never dare write seriously about classical music forms of the music of Poland, simply because 11m not qualified. However, readers will find many of my articles dealing knowledgably with modern jazz, for example. In general, my writing for this column will be quite subjective and highly personal which is all the more reason that I write only about 'those things which I know some-Andy Ralph: I believe that this reaction is due to ignorance of the US role in world affairs and the significance of our commitment in S E Asia. This does m
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15, 1965 C.ttJlyst MEET OFFICER RITCHIE 'CAMPUS COP' IN ACTION BY TOM MANTEUFFEL It was one o'clock Sunday prowl-car rolled to a stop as the police-band radio crackled, "Car two-five." Officer Bob Ritchie, 39, reached for the mike and ackno\\ !edged. "A member of the MP committee called to report a disturbance at the college. Would you check it out?" "Ten-four." Minutes later Ritchie arrived at the scene. The "disturbance" turned out to be a good-natured waterfight involving garden hoses, balconies, and several drenched students. No damage was caused, and after a few warnings, relative calm returned. Officer Ritchie, the campus civilian policeman obviously enJoys his work and contacts with the students. He spends only a few minutes on campus each night (although he is constantly available), yet he knows almost all students by name. He earns enough collectively from the college and the twenty other institutions on his beat to support a wife and three children. Last week amid rumors of crackdowns, warnings and suspension .:>f hours altogether, Officer Ritchie discussed his personal views toward his JOb. "Sure I enjoy my job. Otherwise I wouldn't stay on. But you know it's a tricky sometimes. How do you know when to get tough and WIH.!ll U.) un ? "I 1 ..,,.. w h a t go0s o n i n thosl' rooms. It's my JOb to know. Last night there was a poker party in room across the court. There was a little drinking. Not much. But now sec if it happens again, I'll really have to knock on the door ... You know it's really amazing what the kids themselves will tell me ... "It's the damn few--the one per cent who say to hell with rules -who will ruin it for the rest. Asked about the future he says unequivocably, "I believe the college will eventually be forced to make intervisitation between 7:00 am and 9:00 pm With no unru<1ng whatever. And it will be enforced. At one point he seemed acutely aware of the pressures on his JOb. I t s like a tightrope. I'm perfectly willing to cooperate with Dr. Baughman Outlines Purpose Of NCFoundation The ew College Foundation, headed by Dr. George F. Baughman, was instituted last year to ex pam! the New College endeavor to include as many working ideas and people as possible. "The idea underlymg the foundation," said Dr. Baughman, "in deed, our sole purpose in being, is 1 aw w, can help to support and encourage l'\ew College. Many people have shown interest in join inS?: us, but it will take time. "Support, Dr. Baughman continued, "is many things. But there are two basic components: people and resources. The foundation gives interested parties a place to bring their ideas for the advance me 1t of New College." R the Foundation there arc way or anotht.:r, lor all aspects of the college. One th1ng that I feel is important is the president's responsibility in interpraing the institution to the community. The 'town and gown' problem is not a new one. Wherever there is a college and a community, there will be problems. If there were no problems, there would be no need for a president. No community is as young as students in college. J\ny commumty is at least 1 generation ahead--or behind-depending on how you look at it. There arc excesses and normalities o n the part of both students and community. Part of the problem is distortion of actual facts. If people don't like what's going on, I want them to tell me and not someone else. Maybe I can do something about it. Or maybe I would ask them, 'What "ould you do about it?' "Speaking comparatively, the student-community problem is at least as old as fourteenth century Paris of London. There are many surviving documents detailing in fine fashion the exploits of students. Francois Vi lion, for instance, made a reputation reporting on student escapades. "Do you feel that there's been a change in atmosphere her<.. since the arrival of the new class?" "I am waiting to sec how much change there is. When the new class was undergoing orientation, before thC' old class ret)lrned, i. was a lot quieter hen,. I have met the maJOrity of the new class, formally, at least." "Is there any change or proJect you'd especially like to sec become a part of New College?" "Well, almost anything that happens here is a change. I'd like to see a little more hard work on the part of the students. Last year I slightly detected some dilettantism." When I pointed out the substantial improvement shown by the comparative scores on CCT tests given last September and again last August, Dr. Elmendorf replied, "Yes, but you all had pretty good backgrounds to begin with. Think how much you could have improved if you'd really worillege FouLci
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Page 8 Urban Re e BY HUCK 1:-L\MILTO' The purpose behind Federal Urban Renewal is in 1eed m t noble: the giving ofFeder of th n w nstructi n unavailable, by use or cost, to low-in orne families. Thl' result is that the I, 000, 000 people di. pb t:'d by Federal Urban Rt:'nt:'wal (60 b arc members of distinct minoritygroupswhofindh u ing e pe i.dl) diffi ult t obtain) must bt:' re lo a ted in housing con sidcr.tbly m re cxpcn ive than their osts. In addition, as a rep rt by the United tates Gcnl.'r.tl A unting Office on ct Washington, D. proje t indi a proportion of the fa milics were relocated in h me even more substandard than the homes fr m which they were tt.d n i f the more th :ubtantially ag rav.tte the ut itudinal problems f the e p< o 1 ,, l the m st frightening as pe ts of Federa1 Urban Renewal is thl' fact thral Control. (Unite i tatt.>. uprcme urt, 1942, Wick-ard s. Fi.burn. "It is hardly lack d due proces f r the vt.>rn ent t r ulate f1 H which it ub iii zcs ") This result. in F cder.tl letermination of nec in som<' aspe ts of providing this "obJe tive, "it has fallen to the federal g v.:-rnment. In to s.ure the future for an incrcasi n nu mbcr of citizens, the fe ieral g rnment ha instituted such measure as S ial Security, e dicare, GI bills, and depo it insur ance. \n eye to the future do<'S n' lude looking at the present, howe\.l'L In .tn attempt to provide better h.:-.tlth. '.lil'l), social, andperson-Film Flam BY D VID PI. r 111 e my mention last week of the "art form of the Twcnti th entury" several people have asked me \\h : it r'Ierr::d t It is o.sy enou h to ee why on<.' mi ht never have as iated art "ith movie As th<' Fren h L ui in 191 9, m vic ... are the offsprin of the rm'chinc and tht' "human ideal" has had littht a) io th<'lr upbringing. .1ovies be-a me th<' '. bti Picture Industf)'." nd the b thee the mea ure f artbtic "onr. In the early twen tks. however, the art of enter tainment and the art f makin., money had th<' same masters, and am 11. the of thee \\a D Fairbank>. D. \\'. Griffith dl:'spa ired of ever an act r of him, but h<' soon be .tmc fam us in roles whi h didn't nee an a t r With his athletic prm,es ant 'ital persllnalit}, he became the phih: opher, expoundin::, i\ ing, ireedom, n I comm n ene in several comd, When thi tic past. ,tl dona lion> now, the federal gov ernment sl'l up a program of match-ing fun is to local communities wishing to improve slum areas-urban It did so only after the people, through the inaction of state and local governments, demonstrated that they could not provide for improvement by themsehes. Indication by the federal government that it was willing to assume pan of this responsibility provided: ( 1 ) encour agement to local communities to help those people ''ho have lived entire lives trapped in slum areas, and (2) the actual financial help required by many communities to support u h an undertaking. The principle oi mat hin.: funds is a combination of the best of two worlds, o to speak. The loca I go' ernment is not acquitteq of responsibility, but neithe-r is that rcspon ibilit y a financial burden. By to share th<' responsibilities for the wdtare of the people, the federal g vernment enables the 1 al to better di: charge ib special responsibilities to its llizen In the final anal is. the people are the benchctaries of a government.ll cooperauon which fulfill Lincoln's "legitimate ob jectiYe. Most important, I feel I have a enuine liking for music, whatever form it may come in. While much of my material will be commentary and personal re flect ion, there will also be record re\ iew>, news of the music world, with some special emphasis on campus musical activities, perhaps some humor, and miscellany included among them. Once again, special interest in the field of Jazz makes me most aware of happening in the jaZZ music world, but my background is, I feel, suf fi..:'ient to speak, at least in general terms, about some of the other music forms. t\ext week I hope to discuss pzz music polls, specifically those of Downbeat and Pia yboy. While I will be dealing specifically with JaZZ music polls, what I have to say can be extended to cover musical polls in ;encral, so feel free to read next week' column whether you like Jazz or not. If you e\en tuall) et t;:> like Clef 'otes." if not, tough. ;\t any rate, l'm looking forward to writing it. STAFF MEETINGS Ther<' "Ill be two meetings for all members of The Catalyst staff. The one toni ht will be in the South Room at 6: 1.5. The other \\ill be in the barn ionday after n on at 4:15. 11 current members or those interested in JOinin th<' taff plea e attend b t mee -Shaggy around the ears? We cut hair 6 days a eek fran 's barber sho n. ta t a a


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