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Volume II Numbe r 29 PubliShed by Students of New Colle ge, Sarasota, Florida Ap ril 29, 1966 8 Students. 2 Tutors Charged With Malicious Destruction Seven students and two tut o rs were arrested Monday and charged at the Sarasota sheriff's office with malicious destruction of personal prop:, erty. An eighth student was arrested Tuesday. destruction of a 1953 Ford automobile reportedly owned by Spanos, Bruce Lamartine and Dennis Kezar. In a telephone interview last night Spanos told The Catalyst Lamartine's and Kezar's names are not on the title to the car. listed in the warrants "from several people." He indicated at least one New College student sup p 1 i e d names. He said photographs taken by firstyear student Leonard Lewis had been turned over to the Sheriff's department and will probably be used as evidence. Constable Reed Chadwickreadswarrants sworn out against eight students and two faculty members. Dean of Students Robert. Norwine looks on. Arrested Monday were secondyear students Dan Jaecks, Charles Raeburn, David Pini, Craig Bowman, John Daugherty; first-year students Vicki Pearthree and San di Stewart; and tutors Mike Mather and Sam Black. Second-year student Ray Enslow was arrested Tuesday. According to inform at ion filed in the warrants, the students damaged the automobile April 17 while it was parked on the east campus. Spanos said the car had been in the parking lot for a month "without being moved. 11 Each of the ten posted a $100 bond and was free Tuesday afternoon. According to Spanos he would have moved the car "but people stole stuff off it and made it impossible." "Before I took out the warrants, 11 he said last night, "I looked at every angle--talked to several people. They thought it was a dirty trick. 11 Norvvine Resumes Control of Pets The ten were arrested by Constable Reed Chadwick on warrants issued by Justice of the Peace GeorgeFossler. The warrants were sworn out by Richard Spanos, a student at Sarasota High School. The group is charged with the Raeburn told The Catalyst the group has engaged legal counsel. Ahearing in Justice of the Peace court is scheduled Thursday at 8 pm. Spanos, who did not witness the allegeddestruction ofthe car, told The Catalyst he received the names Referring to the persons listed in the warrants he said, "They didn't know whose it (the car) was. That makes it worse. If they aren't stopped now, when will they be?" Con t r o 1 of pet registration on campus has been returned to the Office of the Dean of Students, it was announced yesterday. In a memo dated and distributed yesterday, Dean Robert Norwine, Dean of Students, withdrew control from the Student Executive Committee because it "has proved either unwilling or unable to accept the responsibility." authorized cats and dogs on campus will wear a current rabies tag, if the animal is over three months old. Thistag must be provided by the owner before noon of Friday, May 13, 1966. After that date, cats and dogs ( o 1 de r than three months) not wearing current rabies tags will be impounded." Chadwick's Hamburger Stalls SEC Meeting Spanos said several times during the telephone interview, "I don't want to hurt these guys. I don't want to get these guys in trouble." When asked if he would drop charges if he were reimbursed for his loss he replied the affair is out of his hands. "Itisuptothejudge," he said. The memo says "Conditions of Occupancy regarding students' pets on Campus have long been pub lis.heo.l and disregarded. "All pets (including birds), the memo continues, "which were not completely through the SEC, Dean of Students, and Capt. Styles' oifice yesterday (April 27) must be removed from Campus by their owners no later than noon 'of Tuesday, May 10." The memo then lists six students who are the "only students authorizedtokeepaspecific pet on campus. No other students will be allowed to keep pets on campus durfng th' remainder of this academic year," according to the memo. It also says, "Henceforth all Weiss Talks Of Art, God Dr. Paul Weiss, Sterling Professor of Philosophy at Yale University, concluded the 1966 New Perspec tives Series last night in College Hall. Dr. Weiss' topic was "A Philosopher Looks at the Arts"; he also returned to several questions raised by Dr Nat han Scott's lecture on "Death of God" (Dr. Scott was the first lecturer in the series. ) Dr. Weiss' lecture was concerned with the problems of speaking of intangibles such as art., ethics, and God. He attacked the common attitude that (1) everything, such astables, chairs, and other partic ulars, we conceive is of this world and (2) ethics, art, and religion are not such subjects and therefore canuot be discussed in ordinary language. He feels that common language can be used in a special way to discuss such matters. He said that art and metaphysics are "running broad jump enterprises"; it is necessary to tum one's back on the world to make a proper rehtionship with God, and to separate a work of art from practical applications. God is both transcendent and imminent. Dr. Weiss characterized a philosopher as a blind man on a dark night looking for a black cat that im1t there; the old theologian always finds the cat; the new theologian knows the cat wasn't there today or yesterday, but tomorrow ... The lecture was followed by a question and answer period. Authorized pet owners are required by the terms of the memo to submit in writing to the Dean of Stu dents Office c e r t a in information about their pet. The memo concludes, "Students k e e pin g pets in violation of the above rules will be subject to discipline by the Dean of Students. The manner or type of discipline was not specified. Pair Will Debate With St. Pete JC First-year students Dan Haggarty and Patricia Sanderson will debate a team from the Gibbs Campus of St. Petersburg Junior College after dinner tonight in College Hall. The pair will take the negative side of the topic, "Resolved that law enforcement agencies in the United States s h o u 1 d b e given greater freedom in the investigation and prosecution of crime." Haggarty was a high school varsity debater, and his team in 1962 won the Wisconsin championship. He was a two-time gold medalist in extemporaneous speaking and was Wisconsin Catholic War Veterans Oratorical Champion. Miss Sanderson was a member of her high school debate team, and she placed first in extemporaneous speaking contest s two years in the Diocese of Miami. Bill Chadwick was absent from Wednesday's meeting of the Stu dentExecutive Committee, reportedly because he was off campus having a hamburger, and as a re the meeting could uot for lack of a quorum. Chadwick confirmed for The Catalyst yesterday the reports about his absence. He said he was traveling to he remembered the meeting. He saidhehadjust forgotten there was a meeting. Wednesday's absence was the latest of many for Chadwick. He was present, however, at the "unofficial" meeting last week which was also canceled for want of a quorum. It was reported to members who were present the Student Disciplinary Committee's scheduled meeting Monday was not held. The reason given was Chadwick's absence. He is chairman of the SDC. See Editorial page 2 Although there was no quorum, the rrembers conducted an informal discussion of several matters. Tim Dunsworth, SEC secretary, took notes of this discussion. According to these notes, Arthur M. Miller, who attended the meeting for Dean Robert Norwine, said Chadwick should be prodded a little to attend to his duties or give them to someone else. With reference to recent trouble involving a car belonging to Sara sota High student Richard Spano s, Miller t old the committee Spanos Dr. Paul Weiss, Sterling Professor of PhilosopliY at Y:Ue University, met andtalkedwith agroup of about fifteen students and faculty at lunch yesterday. Above, Dr. Weiss makes a point, while Dr. Gresham Riley, Allen Whitt, and Sam Treynor listen. Despite the presence of almost a dozen people at Wednesday's scheduled SEC meeting, chairman Kenji Oda (lower right corner) could not call the meeting to order due to the lack of a Quorum of voting members. andhiscarwere on campus against college regulations. He said the SEC should perhaps guard against future problems by tightening guest and visitor guidelines or giving the issue over to Dean Norwine. Miller said animals on campus may easily become a problem, according to Dunsw orth' s notes. He said the SEC should "get going" on pet registration and should keep in mind the pos s ibility of retracting the privilege entirely. Miller also reported Dean Norwine is concerned with the minutes of the SEC, as to whether they are published, posted, or even kept permanently, the notes say. Dunsworth reported the minutes are kept permanently. Dunsworth' s notes record Dean Norwinehashadthe "flu" and may notbebackoncampus for "a while yet." The final entry in the record for Wednesday's "unofficial" meeting is: "We simply must talk about proxies and quoriiiiiS and things like that whett we can get a quorum together. Faculty Has Yet To Study Report Dr. RollinPosey, chairmanofthe facultycommittee that is studying the third-year program, told The Catalyst yesterday that his committee had not yet discussed the contents a! a report sent to him from the Student Curriculum Committee. Faculty Chosen For NC Festival The teaching faculty has been announced for the second annual New College Summer Music Festival, which will be conducted June 19 to July 3. Ten noted musicians will offer instruction in vario us instruments and will coach ensembl e sessi o n s In addition, they will be featured in a series of seven concerts. The festival offers to amateur and professional musicians classes 1n piano, strings, winds, brass, and in ensemble playing. Chamber music will be emphasized throughout the program. Serving on the faculty for the second year will be director and violinist Paul Wolfe, pianist Jacques Abram, oboist Robert Bloom, violinist Walter Trampler, bassist Gaston Dufresne, and Miss Patricia Stenberg, woodwinds. New to the faculty this year will be cellists Gabor Rejto and Leslie Parnas, French hom player John Barrows, and flutist Julius Baker. dasssessionsfor the festival will be held on the New College campus. Mornings will be reserved for lectures, group sessions, and semi nars; afternoons will be a continuation of classes, open rehearsals, and ensemble co:ching; orchestJ;a rehearsals, performances, and group sessions will take up most of the evenings.

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Page 2 Editorially Speaking nd Again ... It happened again. The SEC was unable to function because too few members showed up for the meeting. There are those who argue it does not really matter whether the SEC meets or not. We point to the action of the Dean of Students regarding student pets on campus as proof the SEC should remain alert and able to participate in matters just such as this one. If the SEC could have met and voted Wednesday, perhaps the harsh decision of the dean could have been avoided. Furthermore, a student governing body which is unable to raise even a quorum is hardly the kind of student activity to create respect for student maturity and independence. The Catalyst cares that our student government is apparently ineffectual and its members disinterested. We are convinced there are other students who are equally con cerned. M we see it there are two methods which, if taken together, will strengthen the SEC and make it once again a vital body. We urge all students to support these changes. If carried out they will benefit all of us. First, the SEC should revise its modes of procedure whereby duties of its regular members may be assumed by properly delegated proxy members during necessary and legitimate absences such as independent study periods. This will make it harder for one absent member to completely shut down government operations during such periods. Second, recall should be instituted against members who are repeatedly absent and who exhibit disinterest. Members such as these are not even "harmless" in their inactivity. They can do great damage by failing to take an active part in the business of student government. There are enough interested students who can fill the positions--and fill them well--to put the SEC back on its feet as a mean lngful force in campus life. The Catalyst urges everyone to express his concem to his representatives. Mk ''Why weren't you at the meeting?" U the answer is not satisfactory, initiate recall. Your student government can protect you--sometimes-from each other and from the administration. Why will you not support it? For Microfilm There exists a very serious storage problem in our library. There is far more material to be stored than there are places to store it all. Although plans call for the library to eventually occupy the entire College Hall building, such expansion in itself would be a temporary and ineffective "solution." The extensive use of microfilm, we feel, is fastbecoming an absolute necessity. Especially when one deals with such bulky journals as the New York Times, storage on microfilm would save a tremendous amount of space. But, you say, what about the costs involved in the use of microfilm? At present, the library spends a good deal of money and ef fort in obtaining original back files. Thesefiles are scarce and, when they can be foiDld, expensive. Complete microfilm files, however, are available commercially, often at much lower cost than original files. The complete file for Psychological Review from 1950 to the present, for example, costs only $48 on microfilm. Unless one is for tunate enough to receive them as a gift, the original issues would cost much more to find and purchase. .ru for equipment, the college already owns one microfilm reader, which should be adequate for another year. Dr. CoiTine Wilson, Librarian, estimates that three readers would be sufficient for the next several years, if there is a switch to microfilm. If and when that time comes, readers could be purchased for less than $200. According to the Sarasota sales office for the Thermofax corporation, combination reader-printers are available for $350. Purchases along these lines would represent a perhaps considerable initial expenditure, but the money need not be spend all at once, and the college will be saving in the long run. The Catalyst is not suggesting we get all our periodicals on microfilm. There is great value in having actual copies of current journals. But we do feel there is no excuse for cluttering up the stacks with expensive but moldy old back copies of newspapers and magazines. The Catalyst Letters A Chapel For NC To The Catalyst: The Catalyst is a forum for both student opinion and the opinions of students; as one student, here is my opinion. I want a chapel for New College. I'd like Mr. Pei to take charge of the design. And I'd welcome to this section of The Catalyst any other individual thoughts on the matter. I'm not asking for services, though others may. I'm asking for a chapel for New College. "For New College" means "for every one," and this means an open chapel, both in physical nature and in extra-physical natt1re. Not defined as Non-Denominational, though without demonination; net defined as a Missing Link, though bound to the campus groWld. What do I mean, "chapel?" I'll tell you: a building, protector of Poetry; a stillness of soul--and behavioral expostulations; an external privacy, speaking 1 o ud er than words .. not "New College Cha ple," but "a chapel for New College which is for every (signed) Dolph Bezoier Florida Announces New loan Program Gov. H a y don Burns announced Tuesday details of a student loan program which may benefit New College students from Florida. The program, underwritten initially entirely by the federal government, will be available to qualified studentsfromfamilieswith an "adjusted" income of $15, 000 a year or less. Financial aid officer Joe Hall said yesterday the program definitely would not benefit directly any students at New College from other states. Exact criteria for getting the loans has not yet been detailed to the statebythe U. S. Office of Educa tion, The Tampa Tribune said Wednesday. According to The TribWle, qualified students will be able to take a recommendation fr.om their college or Wliversity and go to a bank participating in the program and get loans up to $1500 a year. The federal government will pay a maximwn rate of interest of six percent on the loan while the student is in college. After the student graduates or leaves college, he will repay the loan at an interest rate of three percent with the federal government paying the other three percent. The 11-ibune quoted Burns as saying he will ask the 1967 legislature for state funds to expand the program because after the initial allocation, the federal government will furnish funds only on a matching basis. April 29, 1966 The old and tl-1ew in Haiti. Haiti an s travel by foot and by bus. Jet Sees Decay in Haiti Jet Lowe, first-year student who is spending this independent study period in Haiti, compared Haiti with Guatemala in a recent letter to The Catalyst. "Guatemala; a nation oftwo million--twice the size of Haiti; Haiti: a nation of four million--half the size of Guatemala, the most dense population in the Western Hemisphere. "Haiti gets no foreign aid that I know of. Gasoline consumption (if this can be taken as an indicator sf-lop rliE fOUR CORNERS of TliE qlObE of tht! economy) has decreased 10 percent every year since 1956. There seems to be a strange correlation between the economy and the man who is now president (Duvalier). "In Guatemala there is hope; in Haiti things are decaying. "There are few signs of hope. I have not been able to see the Haitians he 1 ping themselves in any way. The r e as on is simply that they are Wlaware of their "poor" condition. "If I had the choice of being a factory worker in Michigan and a p a y s an in Haiti, I think I would choose the latterover the empty s aiiEness of m.tch Am eric an living." ;:;--';:" %; -' //. w4, Vol l.l, l'll.llllber Zll April 22, 1966 Published weekly by students It New College (cxceptf<>rthreeweeb from mid-December through the first week in January and six weeb in July end August). Subocriptlons: $5.00 pe.r year (43 issues) or 15 per copy. AddreJs subocripUon ordet>, change of ..!dress DOtices and undeliverable copies to: The Catalya/ New College/ Post Office Box 1898/ Saraota, Flol'lda 33578. Application to mail at second-class postage rates pending at Saruota, Florida. MAINLY BOOKS, INC. Editor ......... Tom Todd AMoc .Editor ................. Kenjl Oda A3st. Editor ........... Betsy Olren Business .............. Jeny Neugarten Production ..... Cheryl McWhorter Circulation ....... Moira Cosgrove ST. ARMANDS KEY The Eclectic and Record Shop Controller .................. 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April 29, 1966 Page 3 on Further Adventures of ---THATMA D r Yes: P a rt O n e Lent w.k tl. Cltrottkle ef tllo Co ... c,....,., "yoplcelly flrocte4 fttlclttw tcr was by Coodl Odell lot. The week at New College began well enough. Outside of four threatening letters, two plastic bomb explosions, and a poisoned fruitcake received by a member of the Natural Sciences faculty, there was little trouble. But b y Friday, it was discovered that four ofthe palm trees in the palm court were actualy disguised missles, set to hit and destroy College Hall right after Candlelight Supper. As Agent 68 of New College, I knew I would soon be called upon to investigate these strange occurrences. Sure enough, I found a note from my chief, ARB, directing me to see him immedi ately. The note was intheformof Paulson a ruutme memo asking why I hadn't turned in my last Independent Study project, but I knew its real import. I headed immediately for ARB's secret office, located under the shallow end ofthe swimming pool. Unfortunately, there was a swimming mee't going on at the time, but I cleverly disguised myself as a student from Sarasota High, and entered the diving competition. By this ruse, I was able to reach ARB's headquarters. When I entered, ARB's back was to me. He was gazing p ensively at his diploma Suddenly, he turned, and, with a concerne d look on his face, asked me the question I had been waiting to hear. "Why didn' t you turn in your last Independent Study project?" "But sir, you know I was busy with the 'Live and Let Study' affair. Didn't you actually call me in about the st range bomb ings and o t her ac t s o f violence that h ave take n place during the l ast few perilous weeks?" I asked, casually. "Well, as long as you're here, what do you think about them?" "I think they indicate a certain hostility on someone's part." "That was my observation as well. When do you think all of this violence began?" "Wasn't it with the attack on that automobile? 11 "No, that was a college affair. It was dealt with by the local authorities. "That' s true," !said, "It' s really too bad, because I m against capital punishment." "Anyhow, I think I know who's behind these incidents. 11 "Who?" ARB looked at me gravely. "Dr. Yes. "No! 11 I cried, stunned. This was far more serious than I had sus pected. Dr. Jerome Yes had once bee n employed by the college as a biology professor, but was fired when it was found that his sadistic experiments on arim als had resulted in their death. After his dismissal, Dr. Yes bought a small, deserted island inSarasotaBay and built there an impregnable and mysterious f ortress. He nursed an insane hatred of New College because of his dismissal, but until now had confine d his hostility to nasty letters to the SarasotaHerald-Tribune. But with his warped and sadistic mind, anything was conceivable. "But sir, "I asked, afte r I had recovered from my initial shock, "how could he accomplish all this from his island?" 11 Apparently he has a band of Me e t Othe r Great Minds Eat at College Hall BERLINER CATERING crimina l followers who c arry out his plans." "Do they have a n ame?" "They're known as Yes Men." "What are we going to do, sir?" ARB looked at me for a moment. "Agent 68, this is probably the mort dangerous mission you will ever face. But if you undertake it, I'll forget about your not having turned in a study project. 11 I knew I had no choice. It was my duty to my chief, my school, my fellow students, and perhaps to all the decent people in the world to vanquish this dangerous criminal. Besides, I didn' t want to do the project. "I'll undertake the assign ment. What's the procedure?" "To seek our Dr. Yes, find if he is responsible for the violence, and destroy him if necessary. 11 There was nothing more to say. I left the office and came to the surf ace of the swimming pool. I was immediately surrounded by the Sarasota High swimming team, who cheered and congratulated me on setting a new underwater endurance record. But I had no time for triumph. I had to find Dr. Yes. 'l11at night, I went to the marina and hired a boat. I made sure I had my gun and the miniature radio transmitter cunningly disguised as a Phi Beta Kappa Key. I was ready to leave, but how would I find the island at night? I needed someone who knew exactly where it was. Suddenly, a beautiful girl in a bikini appeared. 11 Can I help you? 11 she asked. "Yes. I'm a tourist from Michigan, I lied. "I want to go visit my old friend Dr. Yes, but I don't know exactly where he lives. I know it's somewhere in the bay. 11 "I will guide you, "she said. She got into the boat beside me. I started the motor, and headed the into the darkness of the bay. ( Next Week: Agent68facesdanger in the mysterio us cast l e o f the s ad istic Dr. Yes. T h e College Examiner's office wasmovcdthis week from the Development Trailer to the first floor of the Bam. Above, Dr. John French, Examiner, arranges material on shelves at his new office. Announce Films Films for next term's Sunday-night film series have been ordered, and reservations have been confirmed formostofthem, according to D a vid Pini, chairma n of the Film Committee. Brandon Films Inc. of New York has confirmed reservations on the following movies: "Burro ese Harp, 11 May 8; "Gold Diggers of 1933, May 15; "Richard III, 11 May 22; "Greed, 11 May 29; "Grand Hotel, 11 June 12; "Citizen Kane, 11 June 26; "Key Largo," July 3; and "Nights of Cabiria, July 10 Reservation of "Lolita" for June 19 is tentative, as the firm's print of that film is damaged. A tenth film, "Sundays and Cybele, 11 has been ordered through another firm, Pini told The Catalyst. 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Was he satisfied with only obtaining the damning evidence? NO! NO What did he do next?? The gallant galooper, the lone haranguer, the caped crusader then undertook to re-establish justice in lovely Gotham City by making it too hot for the dastardly perpetrators of the evil event. Oh Brave Deed!! He began to talk!!!! First he t al.ked 4fisguised of course, asmild-manneredLouisLane) with his fellow citizens. Our handsome hero could be seen dashing everywhere in his Batmobile Spearer. Oh swisssshhhhh! Then he talked to the Gotham City Council (after he finally found their missing quorum--see ish #2fl). His memorable words still ring i n the famous Pompous Room: 111 will settle for nothing less than deportation!!!!" Oh wonderful w ords!! Cosh!!!! Finally, finding no ally among his own people, the Midnigh t M a r auder turned at last to a higher authority--Warren Justice, noted legal expert. 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Page 4 The Catalyst April 2 9 1966 Library's Main Problem Is Periodicals Ask GJIY stwllt ._. what depa1traellt of tile library N fMia Ia MOlt Ia liHd of IMproweiMflt and the auwer will probably be: tile perfoctlcala section. How doea the library lltaff hel abollt thla? What are they cfofag to Improve the slnatloa? Ia aa attetllpt to fl11d tile altiWen Tho Catalyst talked with tile lltaff. 11lo IOCOIId of two pam By KENJI ODA Our library's main problem in building an adequate periodicals section seems to stem from the fact that periodicals came into existence before New College did. As Dr Corinne Wilson, Librarian, explained to The Catalyst: "Student complaints are well justified wh e n it comes to back files of p eriodicals. We are very weak there." As is the case with out-of-print books, backfiles of periodicals are difficult to accmnulate simply because they are scarce. A few jour nals reprint back issues, but the Mrs Gayle Hayes, periodicals librarian, checks through a list of the periodicals to which the library subscribes. great majority of them do not, and old issues mustoe obtained from private collectors, other libraries, or special agencies. (New College is a member of the U.S. Book Exchange in Washington, D.C., which deals primarily in exchanging journals among members. ) lest G i ft We Ever Got Back issues of journals are, of course, of great value to the scholar, whateverhisfield may be, and the library is especially appreciative of complete-volume gift"-col lections from its benefactors. One 1oc al couple gave the school a complete set of Chemical Abstracts magazine dating back to 1924, which Dr. Wilson says is "the best gift the library ever got. (The collection is worth $25, 000. ) Even with the aid of several gift collections (including some from members of the faculty), the library is seriously deficient in back files. According to Dr. Wilson, improvement of the periodicals section in the immediate future will be concentrated toward improving those files. M i crof ilm Fifes 1 One solution to the problem would to order ready-made microfilm copies of complete files, and Dr. Wilsonisverymuchinfavor of such a policy. However, she said, the faculty has in general been apathetic toward a switch to microfilm. Dr. Wilson said she hopes to order the New York Times Inde x o n microfilm. Eventually, she would TRAVEL, INC. like to be able to put all periodicals which the library wants to keep onto microfilm as each volume is completed. This, she explained, would save a tremendous amount of space. This would certainly be true if the library expects to keep running collections of the periodicals to which it subscribes. At the moment, the library holds active subscriptions to 410 periodicals and newspapers in several languages. A Pu11y F19ure This is a puny figure in com parason with the 7500 to which the Massachusetts Institute of Technology subscribes, for example, but our library has already run into storage difficulties. Other small, liberal arts schools, comparable to New College in t erms of relative size, subscribe to several times as many periodicals as we do. Wesley an, for example, subscribes to 1510. Dr. Wilson feels, however, that New College is "pretty well set" when it comes to current subscriptions. A Solid lase "We have a solid base in each of on our faculty, 11 she explained. Indeed, a quick check through a list of magazines to be found here indicates an overwhelming preponderance of relatively specialized journals in every imaginable field. Not included on the list are such magazines as the Readers' Digest. "For the more popUlar and general-interest magazines, we figure the municipal library is adequate," Dr. Wilson explained. She also mentioned that M an at e e Junior College and Electro-Mechanical Research, Inc. (EMR) in Sarasota had invited students to use their periodicals material. EMR would be especially helpful to students seeking highly technical and scientific information, she said. Problems beset the staff at the beginning of the year, when it was found it would be n e c e s s a r y to change purchasing agencies for the magazine subscriptions. This caused a long disruption in the de-Frank's Barber Shop 4 larben Nftt t. 7 11, 0. U.S. 41 PHONE: ROUTE 301 SARA60TA, FLORIDA livering of subscriptions which only recently has been fully corrected. (The library takes almost all of its subscriptions through one purchasing agent in order to save time and effort.) "Students wer., justified in complaining about the current p eriodicals situation earlier in the year," Dr. Wilson said, but I feel that is true no longer. Periodicals Catafo9 A catalog of periodicals in the library, b.Pth current and back issues, is contained in a eire ular file at the main desk. Some of the current magazines are placed on racks in the main stack room. Others, alongwith the bound volumes, are located in the Reference Room, the South Room, the language laboratory, in various closets, and wherever else the library staff can find room. Dr. Wilson explained that, beginning next year, when the library will occupy the entire building, cur r e n t periodicals will be stored alphabetically on the first floor, and the patio will be used as a reading room. The Readers Gu i de As for indexes, the library already has the Readers' Guide to Periodic Literature back to 1901. In addition, the library has ordered the Humanities and Social Science Index. In Conclusion Thus, in conclusion, the library's subscriptions to current periodicals are aimed at providing a sound foundation. Although they fonn a skeleton group of journals, the y were chosen carefully. The major problem at hand is to develop back-files, and this is a slow process. Meanwhile, students willhave to continue hitch-hiking to Tampa to find the periodicals facilities they need. NOTE: There was an elTor last week in part one of this series. The library staff's salaries are not taken from the libra ry budget, as was reported. When cycling, driving, or cross ing a street ... remember, one careless second can cause trage dy. THINK SAFETY FIRST! FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY HELPING BUILD FLORIDA OPEN l4 HOURS Complete travel arrcn9ements SPECIAL STUDENT TOURS-DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL PERFECTION CLEANERS and SHIRT LAUNDRY 45 S Pa l m 958 -211 4 o r South Gate 284 1 S i e sta D r. t h ings g o Travel 955 8723 7J27 NORTH TAMIAMI TaAIL PHONE 355-7617 a lao REP CLEANERS WARD PLAZA Mrs. Monna Friday, one of the library staff, alTanges magazines on the "current-issues" rack. 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