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June 17, 1966 New lntervisitation Hours Will Begin By July 5 Student Mail Arrives Opened More than thiity students and faculty members have apparently had their mail tampered with in the past few weeks, according to Bill Chadwick, chairman of the Student Disciplinary Committee. Chadwick said as oflast night he had compiled a list of thirty-one students who reportedly found their mail opened and otherwise tampered with. "I understand faculty mail is involved also, he said. Chadwich said the college had checked recent mail deliveries and found letters were tampered with before they were removed from the college's box at the Sarasota Post Office. Charles Harra, controller of the college, consulted during the week with postal authorities who indicated the lock on the post office box would be changed. According to Chadwick, extensive mail tampering began "in late May or early June. He said students reported that m o s t 1 y firstclass mail was involved. One student received a letter that not only had been ripped open but bad its contents written on, Chadwick said. He said studems who find their mail tampered with in the future should report the matter to Harra. Students Vote First-year students DenbyBamett and Judy Segal tum in their ballots in Wednesday's referendum on the new intervisitation hours. Results of the poll, in which 97 students voted, were as follows: 79 voted "yes" to write the new hours into the student code; 85 voted for 7 am as the beginning intervisitation hour. More GRE's Tomorrow Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) will be administered to all second-year social science and math majors tomorrow morning in the Patio Room of College Hall. The three-hour tests will begin at 8:45 a. m. According to Mike Mather, assistant to the colleg e examiner, the tests will be used to help evaluate the success of the programs in the fields being tested. The GRE's will also indicate to the student how much he has leamedandhow well he could expect to do in graduate school, Mather added, but test scores will notbeused in the college's evaluatio ns o f individual student per formance. Students should bring two sharp pencils and "something to read," according to Mather. New intervisitation rules made by the administration will go into effect "no later than July 5," President John Elmendorf said yesterday. Elmendorftold The Catalyst that "morning hours are still open for further discussion. A delegation from the Student Executive Committee discussed the beginning hour with the president yesterday afternoon in light of the results of a heavy vote for 7 am in Wednesday's referendum. Apparently, from reports by both the president and the members of the delegation, the discussion was inconclusive. The referendum decision will be respected, Elmendorf said, and the Student Disciplinary Committee will adjudicate in cases of violation M iller Named Ass i stant Dean Arthur M. Miller, tutor in literature and French, has been appointed to the new position of assitant dean. In his new position he will "wmk closely with students in non-academic affairs including student government and r esidence life," Miller according to Information Officer Furman Arthur. He will also w o rk closely with the Office of Student Affairs, headed by Robert NoiWine. Miller is presently an advisor to the Student Executive Committee, and he lives in the residence halls with his wife and two children. According to Arthur, a new office for student affairs is planned to be established in Hamilto n Court. Miller, who has been on the New College faculty since 1964, was awarded his Ph.D. in literature two weeks ago from Duke University. The doctorate will be officially conferred upon him in September. Riesman To Attend Conference On Campus Noted sociologist Dr. David Riesman will be one of a number of experts in various fields who will attend a two-day "brain-storming conference" here Tuesday and Wednesday. The conference, sponsored by the Ford Foundation's Educational Fa c i 1 i ties Laboratories, will attempt to establish guidelines for creation of a campus plan for New College. Riesman will be joined by an architect, an educational planning consultant, a newspaper editor, an author, two students, and members of the college faculty and board of trustees in the two days of discussion. President John Elmendorf will moderate the sessions, which are expected to lay the foundation for the establishment of a plan for the further development of this and other small college campuses. Participants in the conference will be: Elmendorf; Dr. Douglas Berggren, professor of philosophy here; Dr. Nell P. Eurich, chairman, Educational Policy and Personnel Committee, Board of Trustees; Teny Ferrer, education editor, NewYorkHerald Tribune; Edward G. Grafton, architect-partner in the firm of Pancoast, Feredino, Grafton, and Skeels, Miami. Other participants will be: David B. Lindsay Jr., chaiiman, Architecture and Plant Committee, Board of Trustees; John D. MacDonald, author, Sarasota; Riesman professor of sociology, De of Social Affairs, Harvard University; Warren Rovetch, educational planning consultant, Boulder, Colorado, and secondyear students Ray Enslow and Carol Worby. During the conference, an artistdraftsman will be continually interpreting the ideas of the participants into drawings to aid the discussions. Conference sessions will be con ducted at College Hall. President Elmendorf said the task ofthe conference participants will be to look at New College as an institution experimenting with new patterns in education and_then to provide an appropriate outline for the development of the campus. As background for their discus sion, participants will be provided with a summary of recent research on the elements of a quality college, teaching effectiveness, independent study in relation to the student, and also the student of today as an individual. The conference will begin with an informal briefing by President Elmendorf and members of his staff Tuesday morning. This will be followed by the president's formal presentation of the problems of New College campus planning. The participants will discuss the issues raised for the remainder of the day and on Wednesday morn ing. Wednesday afternoon will be devoted to a summary of the discussions, All proceedings of the conference are to be recorded and will be made available to the Educational Facilities Laboritories, to the participants, and f o r use in the continued planning of the college. ofthe rules instead of the administration. Hours set by the administration for intervisitation to end are 11 pm weeknights and 1 am weekends. The beginning hour has been set at 1 pm, although Elmendorf himself described this time as "fairly arbitrary." The president said he does not "really understand" why the 7 am beginning time is necessary. He said, "Absolutely the only decision thatcanbereachedis that the boys have no friends among the boys and the girls have no friends among the girls. This is because, he said, "the only reason anyone has come up with (for the early hour} is to wake someone up to go to class. Apparently the first indication that the administration intended to change the rule came at meeting of the College Council when De an Robert Norwine presented the "edited" instructions formulated for the proctor by the SEC. The six student rules were the second item on the agenda of that meeting. Discussion of rule three, regarding intervisitation, came Faculty Members To Attend Workshop The three division heads and the college examiner will comprise the New College delegation to the 1966 Danforth F oundation Worl< shop in Liberal Arts in Colorado Springs, Colorado, June 19-July 6. President John Elmendorf will join the group for one week, July 2-9. "We each have signed up for different seminars, explained Dr. John French, college examiner. "These will involve reading and studying problems in our particular areas." French will participate in a seminar on "The Student's Passage through College. Dr. Arthur Borden, chairman of the Humanities Division, will participate in "The Novel and Social Revolution"; Dr. PeterBuri, chairman o f the natural sciences, in "The Restoration of the Exact Sci ences to the Liberal Arts"; and Dr. Rollin Posey, chairman of the social sciences, "Social Science Approaches to Problems of World Order." Twenty-one colleges in the United StatesandJapan have been invited to send representatives. "The idea of the workshop is to help colleges in curriculum and administrative planning, said Dr. French. "It provides an opportunity to let each college contribute its ideas to the others. after lengthy discussion of rule two, concerning alcoholic beverages. Rule two was also changed by the administration. El_mendorfbegan the discussion by saymg, "We (the administration) said we would be glad to hire a proctor provided you could tell him what to do." He indicated the proctor was still on a "tentative basis" pending the results of the meeting. Norwine then said, "The instructions to the proctor cmd the rules came back from the students in very complete form. Paul (Vice President Davis) and I formulated the rules the administration is interested in." "It is essential to the institution, Norwine continued, "that we put rules into print. We've hedged on this--we .lodged it in the catalog and the handbook. He then said, "Two of the six rules leave the college in an untenable position with its various publics. He cited what he said Elmendorf had told the students last fall about theix defining intervisitation. He said the condition on the extension of this function to the students was that "the rules must prove workable and in the best interest of the institution. 11 After discussion of the drinking situation, during which me111bers of the adJ:ninistration expressed concerns nearly identical 'With those of the students, Elmendorf asked the student delegates to the College Council to defend the existing intervisitation hours. In return he was asked for evidence that it was not working. He replied, "Approximately 10 to 20 percent of the students sleep togethertwoorthree times a week, 11 and asked if there was anyone who would contradict the statement. He said the source of his evidence was "disconsolate roommates. He said the college provides "a maximum of temptation, a maximum of opportunity and a minimum of control" and the situation must change. Elmendorf emphasized several times "for the benefit of the press" that "if students had respected intervisitation up to now there would be no reason to change." He said the college had "the most liberal rule for intervisitation in the United States I've ever heard of and it's not been followed." Vice President Davis said he could not defend the late hours because, "They're just too damn late." After further discussion Elmendorf polled the group and said it was the consensus, with dissent, that the change in the rules be made. As the Council left his office he said, (continued page 2, column 4) Students flip through some of the hundreds o f unneeded books which the college library put on sale Saturday for 10 cents each. Dr. Corinne Wilson, librarian, reports the library made $60. 95. (She could not explain where the nickel came from. ) Unsold books will.be offered to Booker High School in Sarasota. Any volumes Booker cannot use will be sold to a used-book dealer.

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-Page 2 New Food Serv ice W ill Start Sunday Servomation Mathias Fla., Inc., a national company with headquarters in Blatimore Md. will take over college food service Sunday. Warren Berhner, to the college, will terminate his service here after the evening meal tomorrow. Servomation currently serves approximately 150 colleges, hospitals and Florida Atexcept on Sunday when the present lantlc and Marymount arrangement will be followed. College, both m Boca Raton, are Students will be hired by the schools the company sercompany at $1. 25 per hour to work vtces state. as servers and in other functions. The ftrm s ch_ef, They will be hired from lists pro Thomas Estep, and tts executive vided by the financial aid office. chef, Carl Richter, have been _on The eollege will pay thC' students for several_ days to famtlbut the caterer will supervise. themselves w1th the According to information sup-Richter told The Catalyst .... plied Styles by the caterer, menus pects to m_ake only_ a few mmor will be prepared by a nutritional changes m operatmg procedures advisor and posted weekly. and menus through the end of the Seconds will be available except term. on steak night, the company has The present kitchen staff proba-said. It has also said all local bly will be retained, Richter said. he a 1 t h standa.rds and regulations ext s c h o o 1 ye .1r food will be will be met. "This includes health prepared from "company menus, cards for employees. 11 which Richter said he adjusts to The caterer has agreed to operate each client's tastes. the snack bar approximately 10 Estep will rem aU. at the college hours per day. Ten percent of as supervisor for the company He ".nanual sales" from the snack 1-ar said the company will operate from will go to the college. Vending a weekly mo,ey ..:lotment from machines with hot and cold food the cu. !t> e as Ber i iter did. Ac-and drinks will be available 24 cording L< ;,tform.<rial Fund. We are pleased to have the plaque 1 1 H,:'"g in the library, $1)(.) ,1 be applied to the cost of six volumes of Psychological abstracts in which we shall place a bookplate in me.,Ol} of Ted. The balance of the cost cf ltl('" <.Ompl;:le set is being provided through an anonymo us gift to the W o man's Library Assoc iation. I am sure th the completion of the file of the Psychological Abstracts would have pleased Ted, and I think it is an especially fitting memorial to him. Please accept my thanks on behalf o the library to everybody '
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une 17 1966 The Catal st Pa e 3 on Pau/so11 PLUM PARTY tonite at 9:00 at the pool SAIASOTA CYCU lr KIY SHOP ................ 1HI ,., .......... YOUR POITRAIT THE GIFT ONLY YOU CAN GIVE Administrative Decisions Wt.b all thefennent and contro versy that has resulted from certain recent administrative decisions, it has been difficult to obtain a dispassionate and objective view of the situation, free from prejudice and exaggeration. For this reason I was privileged to be able to interview a person who actually knew the facts, who was present in administrative col.Dlcils when the crucial decisions weremade1 and who volunteered to explain what really went on to The Catalyst, as long as we not diVUlge hiS name. pect to enforce these rulings?" "Pure brute fot'Ce. "You mean the proctor. "Well there's one now 11 SARASOTA t !/11()/t HORIZON STUDIOS "Mr. X, did you decide to explain some of the motivations of the administration and the deliberations that took place because you think students should have a full \Dlderstanding of the factors affecting the situation free from the heat of debate and individual prejudices?" Paulson "No, actually I'm a "Well, when did the to change certain student rules first develop?" "It was when a member of the administration saw a student. 11 "How did that happen?" "It was an accident. 11 "What did he do?" "I \Dlderstand that he ran away screaming and raving, and hid in the Colley Examiner's office for a half an hour before he could be persuaded to come out. 11 "What did he do then? 11 "He went and told other members of the administration, who were greatly excited, though they disbelieved him at first. Until then they had all thought students were file cards with evaluation results on them." "What happened then?" "Well, they got together and ae clded to ask their friends, some of whom had been wJthin several feet of actual students, what they were like. In this way, they were able to find oU: what students actually did. II "Cb no!" "Cb yes. This led them to institute certain needed rules and regulations, including the forthright and courageous banonpublic drinking, designed to end hypocrisy forever." "What does it say? 11 "It says you can do it as long as you don't get caught. 11 "What other rules were made?" "Intervisitationhours were cut to lpm to 11pm weekdays and lpm to lam weekends. 11 "Why was this?" 11 The administration obtained figuresthat from ten to twenty per cent of the campuswere--uh--cohabitating. "How many people does this actually involve? "Around four." "But how do they expect to curtail this, when the individuals intend to--uh--cohabit anyway and have access to cars and motels and such?" "I know, and I of telling them this, but I didn t think they were quite old enough to under stand certain things. "How does the administration ex0 EMI 0 RCA 0 KLH 0 SHURE 0 AMPEX 0 KOSS 0 DYNA SCOTT 30NY 0 FISHER BOZAK BUDDHA SHERWOOD 0 PILOT 0 MciNTOSH GARRARD MIRACORD 0 EMPIRE 0 CONCORD Make 'It a habit -.. t a11 ecculoa ''But why in the world the one o'clock starting time? That seems absurd. II 1219 ht Slnet tSI-4217 Plenty of Good Light "It's not generally known, but that's so there'll be no f\DlDy business before church. 11 "Why did the administration choose to bypass such existing agencies of student government as the SEC?" "The administration does notre cognize the SEC. "Do you mean that the administration does not consider the SEC a d u 1 y institU:ed governmental body?" "No, it means they never heard of it. 11 "Onefinalquestion. Towhat degree do you think these decisions were actually prompted by fear of the opinion of the public at large? 11 La Belle Nusse Waterproof Mascara from Austria 8uut1hu, rfiUf' luhu. Won' l smart, or Af' pJiutor in 1 tubc-pla,lic carrvfnq uu--btao, btow,, chlrcotl, trttn. dork b lue Sl 00 oo bl(k suraf1ftt. J ea11 P a / .rice Dept. N C Box 371 En81ewood, N J. 0763l makes easier home study. SO important, yet SO cheap. HELPING BUILD FLORIDA "I'd rather not answer that. "Why not?" "Someone in the public at large might mis\Dlderstand. PERFECTION CLEANERS and SHIRT LAUNDRY BAY MOTEL and APTS. Far tile traveler alld his fa111lly I"OOL TY All CONDITIONING 7327 NOITH TAMIAMI TlAIL PHONE 155-7617 alto REP CLEANERS 70U Nortlr Ta111laml Trail Ken alld Ietty Dletb WAID I"UZA Need Insurance for Automobiles? Motorcycles 1 Health, Life 1 Travel? WE HAVE IT J. J. Knipper Insurance Agency 1857 Main Money Can only buy prosperity U5 LET US LOOK AFTER YOURS SARASOTA BANK t TRUST AT MAIN AND ORANGE Member FDIC FOR SOUND INVESTMENT SEE: 11 Herrald's "--1' I s FORMERLY IUDER'S I TV HIFI E 1 'j THE SOUND PEOPLE R 2104 BEE RIDGE ROAD t Organ v PHONE 924 __ I Antenna I Stereo c E Holiday Inn of Sarasota-Bradenton 8221 North Tamiami Trail Restaurant -Cocktail Lounge Basin -Swimming Pool Phone 355-2781 SLAC:t
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.. Page 4 Editorial Contradiction, Confusion There is one aspect of the administration's directed change in the intervisitation rules that disturbs us much more than the obvious pinch of having our freedom of action curt ailed. We lost much of our confidence in the sureness of the actions ofthe administration when the members of the administration presented contradictory reasons for the rule change at last Friday's College Council meeting. For example, in his preface to the discussion of the six student rules, De an Norwine said, "Two of the six rules leave the college in an untenable position with its various publics. A little while later, when the discussion had centered on intervisitation, President Elmendorf said, "If the students had respected intervisitation up to now there would be no reason to change." We find these statements to be irre solvably contradictory. Either rules which put the college into an "untenable" position need to be changed or they don't. And if those rules do create such a position, then they do so by merely being publicized and whether or not the students observe them is not immediately relevant. A further contradiction took place when Vice President Davis said of the later hours, "They're just too damn late." If one listens both to him and to the president, one must conclude that if the rules had been followed they wouldn't have been "too damn late" or that they would have been ''too damn late" under any circumstances but it wouldn't have mattered if they had been followed. Frankly, we are confused. Wefeelcertainthe arbitrary absurdity of the 1 pm beginningwill be ironed out within the next few days but we are not sure the basic contradiction in the reason for the change can be corrected. We would be willing to accept without comment the change on the grounds that the former rules were detrimental to the college, but only if that were the only reason presented--and only if we had not been told that no change would have been necessary if we had followed the rules. This brings us to another problem. Were the rules not being followed? President Elmendorf cited some bold statistics about the sex habits of some of the students. His only substantiation was the complaints of "disconsolate" roommates. We are forced to question the validity of these statements because there is no proof of them. Similarly, neitheristhere proof that violators of the rules are not being punished. In fact, there is substantial proof to the contrary. The reason these statements cannot be proven is that there have been only a few persons reported by the disciplinary officer for infractions of the rule. And this is the only proof we have because all else is hearsay. Wewillnotbeconvinced by statements like "We know and youknow, etc.11 WedoNOTknow, untilsomeoneis reported for breaking intervisitation and found guilty by the proper methods, that intervisitation is being broken. To act as if we did is to act without justification. There is an even more fundamental problem in discussing intervisitation--the issue's moral overtones (or undertones). Statements like "They (the hours) are JUSt too damn late" smack of outmoded morality. Who says they are too late? Why? Too late for whom? The moral question is absolutely out of order in any discussion of intervisit at ion on this campus. If not for the reason that the students will not have their moral standards decided for them, then for the reason that morality cannot be legislated. Witness: the prohibition amendment. Again we say, changing the intervisitation rules is a logical consequence of only one reason--the image of the college. Earlierhourswillnotbesignificantly easier to enforce; they will not decrease the number who break the rules; and they will reduce the entire thing to a game between the students and the proctor. Games can be fun but this one is pointless. We predict the new intervisitation rule will not result in any significant change in student behavior. Perhaps this is not its real function. If not, and we hope not, then we wish success to the cause of those who are responsible. Vol. Z, Number 36 June 17, 1966 Published weekly by students at New College (except forthne weeks from mid-December through the fint week in January and six weeks in July and August). Subscripti ons: $5.00 per year (43 issue s ) or 15 per copy. Address subscription orders, change of oddress notices and undeliverable copies to: The Cotalyst/New College/Post Office Box 1898/Sarasota, Florida 33578 Application to mail at s e cond-class posuge rates pending at Sarasota, F lorida. Editor . . . Tom Tndd Assoc. Editor . . Kenj i Oda Asst Editor .. .. .. Betsy Olsen Business . . Jerry Neugan:en Production ............. Steve Orlofsky Circulotion ..... ..... Moira Cosgruve CDntroller ... ............ Edna Walker Photography . Bruce Guild Staff: Betsy Am; Jlm Bowen, Cuol Ann The Catalyst Letters Answers President To the Editor: In response to the sarcastic correspondence of our President, may I humbly present a defense of the students of New College. Granted there was little if any euthusiasm shown over "joining up" with Al Mmter to remove debris from the West Campus. Kindly take into consideration, however, the following points. First, Thursday, June 9, was not a free day. Classes were held, labs, etc. despite a conspicuous lack of electricity (lights, air-conditioning) and water, Secondly, even those of us who didn't soak our rugs in an attempt to keep the comtyard from drowning had cleanin.11: up to do, Bikes had to be cleared out, refrigerators untied, tape pulled from windows, etc. Third, there was still good old outside work (papers, reports, problem sets, etc.) to be workedon. (Yes, contrarytowidely cherished ideas otherwise, New College students DO work at other things besides passing out like labs ). Fourth, there were clothes to wash, and general exhaustion was prevalent; hence, in light of these circumstances, per haps we cannot beheld too severely for our lack of militant desire to join work gangs. While I'm at it, let me slip in mytwocentsworth aboutthe "new" intervisitation edict. Whether this is a reaction to several iiTitating influences (hurricane, inflammatory letters to the editor, irate public opinion, etc, ) or not, the new hours are not Wlduly restrictive with respect to the regulations at other colleges. However, they do represent a considerable crack down on the freedom(?) lovers here. Eleven O>.ildress, Glenda CimiDo, O.ery 1 Hea, Dale Hickam, Allan Jawonld, Tom M-euffel, O.eryl McWhort.,r, Kay Mollu, Laurie PaulJon, Bill Ralphs, Beverly Shoenberger, Sam Treynor, Lee Wallingford, O.eryl Whtte. OLD MAN FEEDING BIRDS--Photo by first-year student Felice Gebhardt This week The Catalyst again presents artistic photography contributed by students. A full page of student pictures on page 8. \ I 6V\. and one are reasonable shutdown hours, but personally I fail to see the reasoned logic behind the before one pm ban. At least the firecrackP.r menace will be coo1ed. Besides with comps coming, student interest should be taking on a new dimension of persecution, and other restrictions should pale at the spectre of exams. (signed) Patricia Sanderson Wrong Medication? To the Editon The President's recent decision concerning intervisitation hours is, it seems to me, the result of a very narrow analysis of the total college situation; to curtail intervisit,. ation is to administer a cure to the symptoms and not to the disease itself. If the president felt that New College students were too social and frivolous in their activities, he must have felt that some more desireable activities were being displaced by such behavior. It does not seem unreasonable to assume that Dr. Elmendorf prefers that students devote the majority of thei r waking hours to study and that, in an effort to secure just this noble end, he decided to limit the opportunities for some other activities. Any discussion of the mechanics and JUstifications of intervisitation would only prove to be repetitive and to some extent boring as well a s pointless. I should instead like to raise some questions concerning the alternatives which m ight have been considered--assuming the primary obJeCtive of any action to have been an increase in intellectual pursuits and a decrease in frivolous social activities. Whether or not such an objective is desireable is a moot point. Suffice it to say that I consider such an objective to be valid if not altogether desireable. As I have already asserted, Presi dent Elmendorf may have diagnosed the disease correctly, but he certainly did not prescribe the propertreatment. The disease, as I see it, has to do with lack of study. Since studying and party it\g are inversely related, one might increase the first by curtailing the second, and converse! y. The frequent incidence of parties is a symptom of too little studying. The president, in choosing to decrease party opportunities by the somewhat circuitous route of curtailing intervisitation, chose a negative action. More positive action might have involved an attempt to induce students to study more rather than party less. Thus by attempting to reduce the tendency to party, the president was reacting to only the symptom of the real disease. June 17, 1966 In his defense, I will agree that the positive action of an increase in studying would have been a great deal more difficult to accomplish. Two considerations serve to complicate this latter alternative. If studying is not the most obvious student pursuit, it is because 1) the student is derelict in his duty, or 2)the program under which he labors is not sufficient to tax his time to some large degree. The first consideration is contingent upon either the second consideration o r upon the student himself and his conception of his place in his own education. To say that a student is derelict in his duty insofar as he partys instead of studying is to raise serious questions about 1) the extent of his duty as the college sees itin other words, the extent of the demands of the college academic program, or 2) the extent of his duty as he himself sees it. Certainly a good case could be made for an argument which assumes a program of limited extent--one which does not tax the student's time-but this would bring into question the extent of structure desirable in the academic community, and hence raise questions concerning the basic tenets of the New College philosophy. While this might prove to be a useful and valid inquiry, I should rather turn to the question concerning the student's conception of the extent of his duty. True education--which is the goal of each member of the college community, or should be-assumes, I think, a certain degree of pleasure in learning. Moreover, the self-directed student should covet this subtle pleasure to a greater degree than the "ordinary" student. I do not think it unreasonable to assume that if a student does not derive pleasure from learning--in the academic sense-in frivolous social behavior, then I think the college community is being unfair to both itself and the student if it does not relieve him of his obligations by giving him leave of the community. I do not mean to suggest that social learning is not a concomitant of academic learning; what I do mea n is that frivolous social behavior certainly does not hold the status of the concomitant goal. It is entirely unfai r and misdirected action to deprive the bulk of the college community of the chance to learn both socially and academically in a manner that is serious and in most cases thoughtful simply because some students either do not share the goals of the total community or choose to subjugate those goals to their own flippant pleasures. The president, instead of curtailing the opportunities of the entire community, should have completely removed the privilege of these opportunities from those (Continued on page 7, column 1) I

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,. June 17, 1966 The Catalyst Page 5 The Supreme Court Decision: Adding More Stories To The Temple? By TOM MANTEUFFEL "We have concluded that without proper safeguards, the process of incustody interrogation of persons suspected or accused of crime contains inherently compelling pressures which worl< to undermine the individual's will to resist and to compel him to speak where he would not otherwise do so freely." --Chief Justice Warren. The Warren Supreme Court had dence un 1 e s s the accused is told been br?aking new 1) that he need not say anything, ground 1n the two areas of pohce 2) that anything he says may be interrogation and legal protection held against him, and 3) that he for indigents for several years. In is entitled to an attorney even it Gideon vs. Wainwright the court he cannot afford one. Furt'hermore, Manteuffel extended an indigent's right of free trial counsel to include minor felonies and misdemeanors. In Escobedo vs. Illinois, the Court provid ed police must inform the accused before interrogation of his right to remain silent and to have an attorpey present during questioning. !nits historic ruling Monday, the court combined and extended the two principles to prevent coercive interrogations at the police station. ii during the questioning the suspect in any way indicates that he does not want to continue, interrogation must stop. Justice Harlan in a bitter dissent from the five-to-four majority, held that the constitutional basis of the decision, the fifth amendment protection from self-incrimina-tion, has historically been separate from the jUdicial standards governing confessions. He quoted Justice Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954 ), "This court is forever adding new stories to the temples of the constitutional law, and the temples have a way of collapsing when one story too many is added. ficers in this country have long felt that you should advise a suspect of his right to remain silent and to have counsel. 11 The executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union hailed the ruling but said, "We regret that the Court did not take the final step of stating that the privilege against self-incrimination cannot be fully assurP.d unless a suspect's lawyer is present during police interrogation. 11 This referred to a loophole in the ruling whereby a confession not made in the presence of an attorney may be admissable if the suspect waives his right to counsel and is otherwise informed of his rights. To prevent police perjury concerning the conditions of confessions not witnessed by a counsel, the Court said the prosecution has a "heavy burden" of proof that coercion was not used. In Sarasota, John Sayles, president of the local Civil Liberties Union hailed the decision as "a step in the right direction. 11 soning. "If a person can refuse to incriminate himself under oath in a trial, be certainly ought to be able to refuse to incriminate himself in a pre-trial interrogation." "However, he added, "one aspectwhichdisturbs me very much, which bas nothing to do with the law, is the psychiatric therapeutic effect of the confessions on the individual who is truly sorry he has committed a crime. The Warren ruling concedes that (Continued on page 7, column 4) A suspect's confession, the court ruled, may not be entered as evi-Other less vehement opinions of the new ruling came from a spokesman for the International Association of Chiefs of Police in Washington, "This isn't so earth-shaking. Most professional police of-At New College, Social Science Chairman Rollin B. Posey, himself a member of the Chicago Crime Commission for ten years and the Board of Editors of the Journal of Criminology and Criminal Law for 15 years, called it "logical reaOboists Robert Bloom and Patricia Stenberg Music Festival To Begin Sunday Two concentrated weeks of chamber music classes and performances open Sunday as the New College Summer Music Festival begins with Programs student regirtration and the first of seven public concerts. Classes begin officially Monday but all participants and auditors are expected to register from noon until 2 p.m. Sunday. The opening con-to be perlormed at the cert will be held at the Florida West Coast Symphony Hall a1i West Coast Symphony Orchestra 3 p. m. Sunday. Hall This is the second year for the Festival, which is acknowledged as Florida's only summer festival devoted to chamber music. Weekdays are filled with musical events, beginning in early morning hours with master classes and ensemble coaching, and continuing until late evening hours with artist and orchestra rehearsals. Sunday afternoons and Friday and Saturday nights during the festival are devoted to concerts performed by the teaching faculty and assisting artists. Saturday mornings each of the two weeks feature concerts by the festival students. Sunday's concert will have some of the widely-known faculty and assisting artists in a program of great variety. Robert Nagel of the New Y orl< Brass Quintet will lead a group performing Holdborne's Three Pieces for Brass Quintet. Cellist Gabor ReJtO and pianist Jacques Abram will perform Beethoven's Sonata No. 3 ib A. Major, Opus 69 followed by Persichetti's Pastorale played by flutist Julius Baker, oboist Robert Bloom, clarinetist Keith Wilson, bassoonist Leonard Sharrow and Michael Coyle on the French hom. 'Bloom and Abram next perform Schumann's Romances and then Villa-Lobo's Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6 will be played by Baker and Sharrow. Finale for the program will be Wilson, ReJto, violinists Paul Wolfe and Anita Brooker and violist David Dawson performing Mozart's Quintet in A Major. Tickets for Sunday's performance will be available at the door of the Florida West Coast Symphony Hall at the Sarasota Civic Center before the concert. Other chamber concerts will be performed on Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25 and Friday and Sat urday, July 1 and 2, at 8: 30 p. m. Chamber orchestra concerts will be held Sunday afternoon, June 26 and July 3 at 3 p. m. Members of the faculty for the two week festival this year are Jacques A tram, piano; Julius Baker, flute; John Barrows, French hom; Robert Bloom, oboe; David Dawson, viola; Gaston Dufresne, double bass; Leslie Pamas, cello; Gabor Rejto, cello; Patricia Stenberg, woodwinds; Walter Trampler, viola, and Paul Wolfe, director of the festival and violinist. 11M 19, 191!6 3!00 "'!Q, a.---1\ic:bld N.-J. -pill IUduod -n.laiy. -... Mlchaol Coyle, FJu.cb bcnP o....ldC:C., ...... -131aAMa)co, Op. 69 c...uo Jac-Abftm, .,._, --1\me 24. 1966-8:30 p .m, Olambe:r OODCaJt Qowtet In D Majo< jull .. Bake:-, flwe Paul Wolfe, violJD David DaWOOD, viola Cabor Rejto, collo So...ta few Dsl1lb Hom md P1U>O HlDdemlth Pabl<:ia SteDbetg, Dsl1lb Hom Jaq-Al>ram, plaDO Qowt .. 1a ... > Azdta B.zooker, vloliD David DawtOD, viola Cabor Rejto, ullo Qulat .. ID D Majco (TI<>.a) David DaWOOD, viola Gabor Re:jt:o, cello Cuc.oa o..6eme, double baa ,... 25. 1516Ci 1 p. Ill, a..-......... TriD S.. 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Pa e 6 Franny's Book: The Way Of A Pilgrim By LEE WAlliNGFORD Those of you who are aquainted with Salinger's Class family may remember the "small pea-green clothbound book" that Franny carries around with her. After exhaustive search, it has been discovered that this book does indeed exist. It is called The Way of a Pilgrim, and is translated from the Russian by R. M. French. Literally translated, the title is "Candid Narratives of a Pilgrim to His Spiritual Father, '' but the Eng lish title manages to convey the two-fold nature of the book. Firs\ it deals with the adventur.-s of .1 peasantpllgri mas he makes his way across Russia and Siberia sometime between 1835 and 1861. It offers candid glimpses of Russian peasant life seen thra1gh the eyes of a man who is a peasant himself, yet an educated man who can both read and write. The have an air of Tolstoy or Chekov about them, but with religion added. For this is primarily a religious book, deal ing with the Pilgrim's learning, practicing, and o c c a s i on a 11 y teaching to others way of prayer. The me "-o.1, as tPose who have read will k.tow, involves the comtant repetition of a short prayer, "Lord Jesus Christ, have mercy on me," until it bc
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7 june 17, 1966 Letters (Continued from page 4) who do not make good use of them. To do otherwise, as I have pointed out is unfair to both the community 'and to the involv.ed .. The situation as 1t now exxsts 1s an indictment of not only the president's actions, but also of both the student and the college admission policies. In the final analysis it is the responsibility of each student not only to direct his own ed ucation but also to depart from the coilege community when it becomes evident to either himself or the community as a whole that he has abdicated that responsibility. At the same time! is the responsibility of the admiSsions office to carefully screen prospective students in an effort to eliminate any student who does not possess these basic responsibilities. Perhaps a reevaluation of the recent actions will serve to highlight the responsibilities of the administration and the students. (signed) John M. Cranor Cheers For Cherry Coke! To the Editor: be it known that copies of the following letter were sea: to all petSons responsible. Dear President Elmendorf and Board of Trustees: Congratulations on your ccu.ra geous decision to curb intervisitation and campus drinking! I know that such decisions are not always popular and thus you are to be commended for your swiftness and boldness in this important matter. Inevitably there will be certain irresponsible malcontents who will disagree with you. But their constant harping about personal freedom and dignity fails to take into view the Big Picture, which is, of course, the college's image in the non-academic world. Some of my classmates don't seem to understand you, Mr. President. They say you are interfering in their private lives. They say you are prohibiting maturity by treating them like children. But I stick up for you, sir, because I know that you and I are the ones who are on the side of maturity. To be sure, gentlemen, I had, like you, implicit faith in the student body. And when the rules allowed drinking and intervisiting, I was as confused and shocked as you to find that students actually were drinking and intervisiting. But 1 am heartened that the college is now taking steps to root out such amorality. It is episodes like this which make a student happy to be at New College rather than in some "stuffy" institution where the administration feels no respon sibility to control and restrict students. However, gentlemen, it is my feeling that your new rulings do not go far enough. Obviously halfway measures are not to be tolerated when a complete program lies in sight. Therefore I am a bill to the SEC to change the name of the college to Sarasota State and immediately to organize pep rallies and panty raids to complete the new image. Quite simply, gentlemen, we are on the threshold of a new experiment in education: centralized power. Let us never flag in our pursuit of that goal lest some other progressive school beat us to the punch. (signed) Tom Manteuffel P. S. At this point I would have liked to have proposed a toast to maturity in education, but I'm all out of cherry coke. Students Sold Out Dear people, To the Editor: The scripture for today's lesson comes from the major campaign speeches of Adlai E. Stevenson. "I discovered that in a political job there are usually two ways to do things: the politically expedient way or the right way. Sometimes they do not c o i n c i d e but in the long run the right way is the best politics. 11 With regard to the President's recent and notorious actions I offer aheavyheart and a brow knit with black w orr i e s over the future of New College. I am particularly distressed over the change in intervisitation rules. The liquor rules I can at least understand in light of the ridiculous F 1 or i d a laws, but there is no justification whatsoever for a rule among students restricting assembly of the opposite sexes. Basic Science Course Changed I was informed by my student representatives that the main argument for the rules was the famed in loco f,arentis. How stupid! How utterab y Odious! How l.Ullike the spirit of New College. Undoubtedly what parents would object to would be the sexual aspects of intervisitation. Therefore, if the administration were to really act in loco parentis they should then make a all intervisitation due to the fact that it is just as easy to fornicate at 3 pm as it is at 3 am, or so I am told. And if the President were really on the ball, he would diet ate rules a g a in s t New College students renting motel rooms, staying at a friend's apartment overnight, or anytime, or perhaps even against possessing a blanket not attached to your bed. But I do not think that the President would want to do this ... Person ally, I do not think that my parents would object to open intervisitation, but even if they did, I think it is a problem for us to work out, certainly not the college. If some parent strenuously objected to the college allowing intervisitation, then I think that p are n t would not like many of the things about New College that make it what it is: giving the s t u d e n t the responsibility for his education and all that implies regarding class attendance, handing in papers, etc., allowing free inquiry into subJects, using truth and not tradition as a guide, and on and on. Such a parent does not belong in the New College community, and if the student is financially or morally bound to the parent's consent, then he should apply elsewhere. The President should certainly not take upon himself the responsibility for my chastity or lack of same. Dr Elmendorf, I don't want you to, and I feel that COCKTAIL 3428 No. Trail 355-3446 FINE DOMESTIC AND 1103 N TIAil The natural sciences faculty has revised the first-year program in basic natural sciences, according to an announcement issued by the division of natural sciences June 10. Also revised is the alternate program required of students who in-deep don't want to either. So if the students don't want you to and you don't really want to, why swallow our convictions and resort to expedient appeasement? Appeasement has never set well with me, and should not with you. The other a-guments against intervisitation are equally spurious, ranging from roommate complaints to bad study habits. Having changed rooms twice I can personally testify that if onere ally wants to get to some other room, one should paint the dreariest picture possible of wierd Eastern sexual orgies, with clanging cymbals that go on in your room at all hours of the night, which prevent one from studying as late as one would wish, and that is why one hasn't performed as well as one would like, etc. Actually, !find females to be the quieter of the sexes, and are actually comforting to have curled up in the room whenever I have to study past my bed-time. They sometimes keep the stronger sex out of the room which contributes greatly to lowering the decibel count. One of the items on the referendum was the question of whether to make the enforcement of an intervisitation rule a student or ad ministration function. Admittedly it would be "nicer" for the students to enforce it themselves, as they would be more lenient, etc. But Ican'thelpremembering dear AdIsland Hobby Shop 2 Mnes Mottl! of c.n.,. 41 Art, Craft and Hobby Supplies-1570 No. lockwood Ridge Rd. 955-3446 IMPORTED LIQUORS VISIT OUR COCKTAIL LOUNGE v.AMAHA Beat the traffic to the Swinging World. Go on a Yamaha Catalina 250. Forget the usual holiday hassle on a Catalina 250. Twin cylinders, 5-speed gearbox, safety brakes. Comfortably cruise at any speed 11m1t. See our selection of new and used 250's. A low down '695 payment will set you on your way this holiday. 6., Discover the WORlD of S AU THE SWINGING YAMAHA$ IN UNIVJtSAl'S TCHNIC0l011e SPY SPOOf "'OUT Of SIGHT.'" Cycle Center sales RENTAL service 2114 17th S t re c t 958-1401 tend to specialize in the natural sciences. In both the b aslc program and the altemate program morning lectures and a laboratory meeting one after-o no o n p e r week will be offered throughouttheyear, the announce-lai, some things are more precious than practicalities. If the President insists on selling us down the/ river, then we certainly should not enforce his ridiculous rule for him. Love, (signed) Mike Cassell Supreme Court (Continued from page S) lawyerswill often counsel the suspect not to confess to anything, and spedfically upholds this as an ethical practice. The Court was also careful to accept spontaneous admissions of guilt so long as they did not come after illegal interrogation without counsel. "Police work will be made harder by the decision, said Dr. Posey, "It will not however be crippled .. as the police now fear in their first angry reaction. Chief Justice Warren departed from his text to praise the police "when their services are honorably performed. But, he said, in an obvious reference to the police brutality the Supreme Court is now trying to curb, "they can become as great a menace to society as any criminal we have. ment said. AcCOJ:dblg to the announcement, the scheduling of both these programs provides advantages in tba in chemistry will pre cede t h e introduction of biology and foundations in both m:d:hemat:l.cs and chem.tsb.y will be laid down prior to tmd.ertaldng physics. Either program will prepare students for the comprehensive examinations at the end of the first year, the annotmcement said. The schedule for the basic program is as follows: Mathematics--two 75-minute lectures per week during the first term and one 75-minute lecture per week during the second term. Chemistry--one afternoon lecturelaboratory p e r we e k during the first term. Biology--one 75 -minute lecture and one afternoon lecture-labora tory per week during the second term. Physics--two 75-minute lectures and one aftemoon laboratory per week during the second term. The program schedule for first year students specializing in sciel.ce is as follows: C ale ul us--a sequence of three terms of calculus (or honors calculus) is required of all students intendinR to do further work in nat ural sciences. Chemistry twolectures and one laboratory per week. Biology !--second term, two lectures and one laboratory per week. Hl.ysics !--third term, two lectures and one laboratoiV per week. ------------------------------------, GOLDEN HOST "INTOWN" RESORT MOTOR HOTEL 80 Beautiful Rooms50 Foot Pool P11tting GreenComplete Hotel Service 4675 North Tamiami Trail Phone: 355 7311 N. TAMIAMI TRAIL Near The Airport SPECIA PU C A E Save from $3 to $12 MEN'S FAMOUS NAME BRAND PENNY LOAFERS GENUINE HAND SEWN CHOICE OF COLORS 99 As this is my last week as New College caterer, I would like to thank everyone for making my time here as pleasant and interesting as it was. I am leaving merely for personal reasons, and, because I plan to leave the Sarasota area, I have sold my other local businesses as well as not renew my contract here. My feelings toward the ha':'e. the very best possible. Certa1n cntlc1sm had to be expected, and, although I occasionally disagreed with it, I felt that none ofit was unjust or unnecessarily arbitrary. I feel at leaving New College very much like many of my generation who believe that the main problem with the younger generation is that we are no longer a part of it. I would particularly like to thank every member of the student community, and I wish them the best of luck for their futures. Warren Berliner

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Page 8 The New College Picture Student photography by : Don Bateman, above and right Owen Holder, below Linda Benua, lower right Student photography by : Linda Benua, upperleft Owen Holder, above David Rogg, below An Offering Of Art


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