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Vol. '1 No. 1 Published by the students of New College September 24. 1965 W E L C 0 N1 E C L A_S_S_O F !r+---c -1 t_; 8 c(j'NVOCA TON SET FOR SUNDAY I; TED HELD KILLED SATURDAY IN OKLAHOMA COLLISION Ted Held, of Salt Lake City, a member of the Charter Class, was killed last Satur day when the car he was collided with a school bus near LaVerne, Oklahoma. Ted apparently was returning to the New College campus _in a car rented from the ageqcy which he had represented on campus. He was scheduled to arrive Monday to participate with other members of his class in. welcoming new students. One of the students riding in the school bus was also killed. A driz zle was falling at the time of the accident. Ted was admitted to the Charter Class after he had hitch-hiked the 2000 miles to the campus without having been accepted. His strong desire for an education earned him a place as the lOlst member of the Charter Class. Besides his parents he is survived by three sisters and three brothers. Sir William Hayter, KCMG, president of New College, Oxford CoJ.lege, Oxford University, will be principal speaker at a convocation officially opening the college for this academic year, Sunday at 4 p.m. in College Hall. President John van G. Elmendorf will preside at this, ORIENTATION WEEK .CLOSES FOR HUNDP.ED NE\-7 STUDENTS Activities this weekend will bring to a close a busy first week for the members of the incoming first-yeor class. Tomorrow at 10 a.m. in the Husic Room, students will meet with Sir Hayter, of College, Oxford. He is on campus for ceremonies to take place Sun. afternoon. A bus will leave the campus at 2:00 and again at 3:00 tomorrow afternoon for a beach party picnic at the Landmark on Lido Beach. Students care to swim be able to do so. A place to change will be provided. Tonight, after dinner, there will be a meeting for new student5 presented by the Student-Faculty Committee. Purpose of the meeting is to familiarize incom-(Cont. on page 4) his first all-college assembly, which will be tended by the charter class, new students, faculty, staff and guests. Follm-1ing the convocation a brief ceremony will be held in the newly completed patio on the East Campus to mark the completion and dedication of the new residence courts. Also taking part in the ceremonies, in addition to Sir William and President Elmendorf, will be the Rev. Dr. John Whitney MacNeil, a member of the Board of Trustees, Dallas Dort, vice chairman of the Board of Trustees, and I. M. Pei, New College architect. Sir William, who arrives later today be available to talk with students Saturday morning in the Music Room. Before coming to Sara sota he spent three days at the University of South Carolina, his visit was arranged by Dr. George Curry, former professor of History at New College, and now Asso-ciate Dean of the University. (Cont. on page 3)
Page 2 THE CATALYST September 24, 1965 EDITORIALLY SPEAKING You u1.1o '-re e 'i.tering New College have before you not only an excellent opportunity for educ?.tion, but also you can help to shape the i1eal which is New College. If we learned during the first year that a college is not built in a year. Many areas of creative endeavor in all phases of college life are open to you. Working togethe4 the two classes can accomplish ve!:y much indeed toward the ultimate of our school. You will =ind, as the Charter Class did, that one of the sources of education is to ba found in your fellow students. On no campus is there a high average of personal achievement and potentia. as there is here. Your collea6ues aLe uniquely valuable --learn from The addition of one first year students to the New College community should provide much of the intellect.1al and stimulation w-hich is so vital to the well-being of a college, (especially a new college) and for which a need was felt rather keenly during the latter part of last year. And so, THE CATALYST adds its voice to the chorus and welcomes the Cla3s of '68 to New College. The sudden death of a friend and fellow st11dent inflicts en us all the sick feeling of shock grief. Trying to use -.:vords to feelings like these is a miserable failure. Our e::e and we connot .. the anguish of his famil]. lve wish had knovm. '!'ed better. He will be remet!'bc:rcrl anc n::tssed. "When a man dies, an \tnkncvm world II passes awey. Jc A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ELMENDORF The beginning of the experience known as higher education is exciting. It is compounded of expectations and fears. You are looking ahead to many things, some of which will not ever happen. You are apprehensive of other things. Some of them will not happen, either. I welcome you to New College with the hope that you will soon realize that most of your expectations depend on you for their fulfillment and that many of your fears can and uill be allayed only by you., The faculty and staff will ask quite a bit of you. Here at New College it is to a large degree your choice whether or not you respond, whether or not you take advantage of the freedom you a .ce offered and the skills and wisdom of your teachers and counselors. It is my hope that you will maintain the spirit of innovation and the excitement of experimentation which began here just last year. We will try to provide an atmosphere conducive to creative learning. We will expect you to direct your minds and your conscience to the various disciplines set out for you. Few students in this country have the same opportunities you have. If you reject them, you will have dimini.shed yourself. If you accept them, you will have achieved your expectations and lost your fears. It is now your move. John Elmendorf THE CATALYST 2. No. 1 September 24, 1965 PuJlished weekly by the students of New College, Florida Editors Charles Raeburn Tom Todd Business Manager Richard Waller
Pc.ge 3 __ ________________ p ___________ THE _Seg!ember 24, 1965 ORIENTATION COMNITTEE OUR DEEP GRA TITUDE of the s 't;rho returned e::>.:r.ly to of the aa7c earned the admiratioa and of the entire colle30. \J::.tha,,_t tr.em tb.s first ueek bee:n one of ev<'!n greG.te:: C::i.Gway f. :r: the ITt" .. :'i tl.e co.,.., has i:::1.12.-.:1cl.ly atmxp!: ix to do this, cnly they gi.11e up a 3 vaca!::ion, t:1e:' s?e:1t lc:1g :tn of. the :.:eH'.Ol.;:-c!s of L\ii" !.r1e -::::1e inco:aing cJ 3roeti'Lles tedi07..:<"; :1o!_trs er.C. gr:e:;.': ':.ilc;:r,y l pre-pazoe a good ... Spc'.::.ial thcr:t1cs g0 to lUJ.l Chacwick wcs lnrgc:!.y responsible for and i.-:g committee actiJi c:..:c of ot;;.r->::-th'ln Bill, DoJ.ph Bezoier, Dive:y, Findley, Jim Ch\lck H::::.o:ato!l., R:!..dc z, Tv::n Del '.:lie Luther, Fc-. ,!1 MH' i!<:!:1.l, Kay HoV.er, Neil o:.sen, and Schlicker. TLe Editors page 1) PJter his degree at NeVi Co:i.lege, G:cford, Sir \Ul-li -:-1.1 was, unt::.l eighT years ago, a d:i.pJ.oma:. the Foreign re began his in VJ.enna in the early lhil.t ies, uen t 0:1 to serve in ,:ld (vas then broug:Tt oac!-: to the OfundE;r Si:: VanB: ; : n l 3 8 !tc :1e s .. 1 t to i::1::.:::1 .:mel ir. he j u j.ned th"' B::i.t:!.si. :-y H.;;.sbing::v<: on 1\ftP-r t: e ,.,.'lr he retu-rned to the as AsUr.dcr of Stu -::e. In 1949 Sir Hi].liam vTas named British Minister in Pnrio and four later, to Russia. :t:.:.s service :i.n Moscow lasted years and shortly there he -..1as elc::ted to his present pos:.!..t:l.tJn Hith Ne'to. Col:;.tSge, Oxfo!:'d. From here Sir William flies to Canada where he will take part in ceremonies at New College, University of Toronto. SEND THE _c;J_TAL YST HOME SUBSCRIBE SubscLiptions are available at $2 for 20 issues. It's a good way to let the folks at what's hnppe ni113 at. New College. See the tusiness Hanager or either of ti'e editors. RINGLING l1USEUM PATROLLED :aY POLICE DOG The grounds of the Ringlhl[;; Museum are p3 trolled after hours hy a German Police DoB This was made necessary by vandalism and students arc warned not to trespass. The Huseum and grounds are state property. F2 II' I -. "l ANYUNr : I RI-A TE3 /I l L \ i I D"' v A R OJV\ K l_. L .f-\ ,\ Ill -.-:::r \ JV '/ v
THE CATALYST ---------------------(cont. from page 1) ing st..:1ents with the v10rk that ha!l been done on stu dent and College CoU1munity fOVe.:nment. Copies of the student community government proposals tavc been distri buted to If a'ly student has not a copy, he may get o3e Chuc1. c Hamilton in :bom 341. S!:udents are urged to :-ee.d oil'er the proposal be toe meeting. .. : : jc..2:t8 th-=y s. Tuesday in Col !.e3e befot'e dinner. by 2re::;::.dent: and ifrs. John :".:lnendorf, the chair of tac Dr. Rollin B. Dr. Peter F. Buri: and Dr. Ar-thur R. Borccn; a'1d of the fa culty. 1-\ l Y [_) oov 10 ( 0 1--- After dinner, the new students' first meal at New Col they wece officially t\leJ.co!ll.ed by Pres. Elmendorf and Dean of Student Affairs, Robert Norwine. Pres. Elmeu c1or f the questions, "Why Cor.:e to College?11 and "Hhy Co!lle to College?" :::lean Norwine discussed the node of Considera tion and stt:.dents' role in co-;,; tbemsel ves. .3 C:evoted to p::."'limL".ary testing during cfterv. oon Fol lcHing dinner evening H-_. Furman C. Arthur, in ci.c.;:-g8 of "Public Relations for the college, spoke to the g1:oup on cultural avnilablc in the Sara-nota area. Hr. Peter Odell, Student .Ac':ivities Coordinator, out plans for sports and activities for the coming yeor. Testing agein filled the aay Thuroday and last night Charter Class discussed various phases of \ ) / .__:. t I-\ r fY'I Q I) d v\ -. 2:a ,. r_). 6 0 t a --<. () ? .._.} '..._/ \...-/,_ u ;our oncl record center September 24, 1965 student special interest activities. 11THE MOUSE :!!!. ROARED" WILL BE SHO\YN SUNDAY "The Mouse That Roared" will be shown Sunday after dinner in the Music Room. Exact time will be announced later. Film Committee movies for October are: Oct. 2 America Oct. 9 400 Blows Oct.l6 Robin Hood Oct.23 -Aparajito Oct.30 -Italian Straw Hat An episode of "Zombies of the Stratosphere," a serial, will be shown before each film. A short subject will also be seen with most films. THE CATALYST NEEDS YOU Any student who is interested in working on THE CATALYST is very welcome. need people for all staff positions and especially typists. There will be a meeting called early this coming week. Please attend.