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Published by Students of New College, Saraiota. Florida October 7, 1966 Bankruptcy Change In Suit Could Force Phase II Contractor Would Delay Completion Groundbreaking Frank Settecassi, partner in the firm of Settecassi & Chillura, tosses a shovelful of dirt at groundbreaking ceremonies for Hamilton Court Jan. 18. Beginning Monday Kitchen To Serve Butter At Meals On Trial Basis Beginning Monday, butter will be served with meals on a trial basis instead of margarine, the food committee reported to the Student Executive Committee Wednesday. Supervisory chef Thomas Estep said he "will be happy" to serve butter instead of margarine, provided students do not waste it. He made this statement in reply to a request by students and delivered to him by the food committee. Estep also expressed his eagemess to work with the students and provide them with the best food posSl'ble. He said the kitchen staff is somewhathandicappedby the facilities available, however. The completion of Hamilton Court and the kitchen and dbling facilities there will make 11 a big difference 11 in the nature of the foe<\ Estep said. Estep Estep also mentioned certain problems which contribute to the financial losses of the kitchen operation. There included members of the faculty and staff eating meals withoutpayingorbring their meals and then taking milk and bread and otherwise adding to the burden. Other problems the chef has are disappearing milk pitchers, cups, glasses, salt and pepper shakers and other items. Estep said the kitchen operation would be greatly facilitated if these items were re turned. On a motion by Chuck Hamilton, the SEC agreed Wednesday to send a memo to all students requesting the return of the kitchen ware. Estep also said the health department does not like for persons who go through serving lines such as this one here to be shirtless. He recommended students wear shirts to meals. A bankruptcy swt ll.lea Monday ;1.gainstthe contractor fox Hamilton Court may mean a change in the contractor and a delay in the completion of the project. The suit was filed before a federal bankruptcy judge in Tampa by three plaintiffs who contend they have been forced to pay out nearly $200, 000 on performance and pay ment bonds on Settecasi and Chillura, Tampa contractors. But Work The contractors have 10 days from the date of filing to answer the petition or it will be granted by default. If the plaintiffs' petition is granted then a new contractor will have to be folmd to complete Hamilton Court. Planning Officer Ralph Styles said yesterday the college is anxious to keep Settecasi and Chillura on the job in oxder to avoid the delay that would be necessitated by a change in companies. Continues Meanwhile, work is scheduled to continue on the project, according to Dale MeN abb, construction supervisor. He said yesterday installation of glass will begin today or Monday and nearly all the roof will be poured within a week. Styles also reaffirmed yesterday eat Thanksgiving din ner in the new dining facilities in Hamilton Court. He said the college is pleased with the company's work and as far as he knows all paymentshave been made on time. He said the college has made each of its progress payments on schedule. Construction of Hamilton Court is now about 70 per cent complete Styles said. The contract speci-fies Oct. 22 as the completion date after which the company pays a penalty fore ach day the com !let ion is delayed. Ground was broken for Hamilton Court Jan. 18 in ceremonies at the site. At that time it was said that the company had not missed line in 40 years. Frank Settecasi, a partner m. the firm, moved his home closer to Sarasota in oxder to supel'VUe the construction. Total cost of the project is $1,149, 614, according to Styles. In ad dition, he said, $200, 000 in m a terials have been paid for and are stored on the site. Plaintiffs in the case are Fidelity and Casualty Co., New York, Mynatt and Associates, Tampa, and Bryant's Tree Service, Tampa. Academic CommiHee Bradenton Planetarium Approves Statement Head To Talk student and his faculty adviser, may Members of the Academic Com-consist of: mittee approved a policy statement a. releasing no course inform a-Jack H. Eddy, director of the Tuesday on the nature of evalua-uon. planetarium of the South Florida tions at New College. b. releasing a list of courses sat-Museum in Bradenton will speak The wording of the statement is: isfactorilv <;:omple.ted. at the Forum tonight. n 1. Every student should have a hst of all courses The planetarium opens to the access to his complete New College wtth t_he des1gnation satisfactory or public officially next week and academic record. unsatlsfacto.ry Eddy will explain some of the de-2 Full evaluations including d. releasmg a bst of satisfactory ails f th" i facility and k "hh to lSunque written comments and a designation courses ta eD: wtt t e permiSSIOn especially about the capabilities of satisfactory or unsatisfactory of the appropnate. faculty member of the projecting equipment. should be kept for all courses for the ev:aluatl.ons. The computer-controlled instruh. ch the student has registered. a hst of satisfactory f th 1 t pro-w I and unsatlsfa t th ment o e p ane anum can 3. The evaluative content of the al ti. c <>...'!' cfourses Wl e 1 1 1 ect 5 000 stars and revolves on h" h hould v ua ve reman,s or some or a al student's transcnpt,. w s courses taken with the permission three axes traditwn be left up to the d1scret1on of the of the appropriate faculty member two, ItsBradentonhome from the term evaluations. has a SO-foot dome and seats for He indicated under the system of operation to be established in the new kitchen, the quality of the food .till be improved as well as the method of serving. Yearbook Group Organizes 195 people. Eddy, who came to this area last Jtme to supervise the installation of the equnent fonrerly was director of a planetarium in Fremont, Calif. Butter will cost 95 cents per pound as opposed to 19 cents per potmd, Estep said, and he is therefore interested to see none of it wasted. Other improvements made in the kitchen operation, in connection with an inspection by the cotmty health department, were reported by Planning Officer Ralph Styles. These include replacing the open trash-can area with a "Dempsey Dumpster, 11 a closed metal containerwhich is loaded onto truck and removed. Other improvements made were repair of a leaky sink, the institution of closed dish storage and the addition of a student crew to remain after serving hours to do extra cleaning. Styles also said students who worl< inthekitchenwill get health cards in the near future. Estep reported all other employees of the kitchen already have health cards. Students interested in producing a college yearbook talk informally during last night's meeting. Students interested in producing New College's first yearbook met 1 as t night in an organizational meeting. According to third-year student Pat Sieminski, who will head the activity, approximately 15 students were at the meeting. She said she was "really p 1 ease d" at the tum out. General staff positions were assigned, although Pat said the organization of the yearbook staff will be "pretty informal." A core of approximately six or seven per sons will do most of the work, Pat said, assisted by other students in special areas of interest. Those assigned to coordinate various a.r.2as of activity were: Bruce Bradbury, layout; Judy Diamondstone, writing; George Duffec Braun, business; and Frank Lary, photography. Sam Parsons and Shelley Schlicker will assist Pat ( Continued on page 3, col. 1 ) The IXOgram will begin at the usual time, 7 pm. Next week, Professor George Maverwill present a series of slides whlchhemadeona ten-month trip to India. FWSC Tickets for Sale Season t i c k e t s f-or the Florida West Coast Symphony Orchestra concerts are available in the humanities office. Tickets for the three-concert series will $6 for adults and $3 1 for students. Concert dates are: Dec. 16, 8: 15 pm; Feb. 3, 8:15pm; and March 5, 3 pm, all in Sarasota's Sym phony Hall. The same concerts will be repeated in Bradenton Dec. 18, Feb. 4, and March4, respectively. Paul Wolfe, adjunct professor of music, will conduct the symphony. ...
-The Catalyst atura S c ience Faculty To Continue Discussion Of Chemis ryRequirement The natural sciences faculty will continue today its discussion of the requirement of chemistry for third-year students deficient in that area, according to Dr. Peter Burl, chairman of the devision. Buri told The Catalyst the faculty met for an hour and 40 minutes yesterday without reaching a decision. President John Elmendorf, stand ing, addresses fellow members of the College Council and repl'esenHe said, "What has been ques tionedisourright to a policy." He referred to the policy of establishing a time beyond which students who have an academic deficiency will not be allowed to "make-up" the old course but must meet the requirement by taking the course as it has evolved. tatives of the student academic .. ------" committee. Sayingthe curriculum must continue to change, he pointed out the impossibility of maintaining cour ses and examinations for the cour ses as they are offered each year. The science faculty was asked to "review the question (cd' the chemistry requirement for third-year students) as promptly as possible" by the College Cotmcil in a special meeting Friday. Although no formal vote was taken on the question, posed by Academic Committee members, student members of the College Cotmcil and affected students the min U:es of the meeting indicated the conse:n.sus of the meeting was to request the review, according to Dr. G e o r g e Mayer, secretary of the council. A motion by Ray Enslow to suggest to the science faculty the re quirement be dropped failed at the meeting for lack of a second. According to the students' arguments, third-year students were not held responsible for chemistry m t h e i r first year, although the second-term course was titled "Fbysics-Cllemistry. In support of this point, third year student David Pini, one o f the students affected. reported to coUDcll membeR a '.J.s CODvenatiCD with former natural sci ences chairman Aaron Sayvetz in w.hich Sayvetz sald the titU of the course was a "misnomer. 11 Pres. Elmendorf The students maintained the requirement thatthey take chemistry to make up a failure in the Physics Chemistry course is an "injustice." Academic Committee chairman John Cranor said the question was one of "blanket requirements and selective requirements." He main tained to be consistent, the science division sh ould require all thirdyear students to take a chemistry c o urse, since none had e ver had had one. Burl said a make-u p c ourse was offered last year but only one stu deDt really took advantage of it. Elmendotf added any student who did not pass the exam the first time ran the risk of having to pass it with chemistry as the faculty Second-year student Mike Cassell, far left, explains the student academic committee's position on the chemistry requirement problem for third-year students to the College Council. changed and the curriculum was improved. In a repoit to the Student Executive Committee Wednesday, second-year representativeMike Cassell said the Academic Committee was invo lved in Hriting its 11 case to present to the science faculty. Cassell said a position paper circulated before Friday's meeting "alienated all the natural science faculty. Assistant Dean Arthur Miller told the SEC members "meanwhile, I hope students with a chemistry deficienc-; will continue to study." Burl also said yesterday he encourages students with such a deficiency n otto drop out of the class before a change in polic y (if any) i s announc e d. SEC Hears Plan To Replace Maids A proposal t o replace maids with students was advanced this week by House committee chairman Mike Cassell. Planning Officer Ralph Styles is expected to decide today whether to go ahead with the plan. In a repoit to the Student Executive Committee Wednesday, Cassell said he had discussed with Styles reports of items missing from stu dent's rooms. Styles indicated he would "look into" the situation, Cassell said. Cassell said the plan to employ students to do the work of the maids "would presumably" reduce the nlililber of things which disappear. An "experimental court 11 with four stude nts allotted 10 hours per week to clean 10 rooms is one pos sibility, Cassell said, to see if the proposal is feasible. Assistant Dean Arthur Miller told the group a ''failure of commtmicatiou" was probably responsible for there mov al of "legitimate" items such as homemade bookcases fromstudentroomsbymaintenance personnel. In other action the SEC voted to ask Dean of Students Robert Nor wine for a reconsideration of the requirement of a $10 deposit to take out one of the college sail boats. The deposit requirement was included m anew set of sailing "permission, procedures andregulations" issued this week by recreation coordinator Frank Meyer. Ac cording to the information issued by Meyer, the deposit is to "cover damage, destruction or loss to any b 0 at or equipment" while m the possession of the one who signed it out. Committee members also ap proved a motion urging the college to light the areas east and south of the girls' residence court. Miller told the group, "I am again crus a din g on lights. 11 He cited the need for in the parking area This week' s m_eeting of the SEC was the last to be c onducted by an ch.a1.rman. Next';'eek a new chairman elected by the students at w1ll off1c1ally take off1ce. A new SEC will take office the week follow1ng. and along the path to the SWim ming pool. Another motion to include in the next agenda of the College Cotmcil a discussion on the ide a that students be informed of matters to come before the faculty was also approved. The appointment of students to vacancies on the Student Activity Fund Committee was approved for the agenda of the SEC at its meeting Oct. 26. SAFC member Karle Prendergast said a request for funds for a dance Oct. 29 is anticipated. Citing "gross negligence and misconduct" by studems, Miller said "the loss of equipment from the kitchen is doubly true of the language lab." He said a number of records are missing as well as three headsets, mike extensions, takeup reels and otber equipmelll:. He said the return of the equipment is "vital if we're ever going to have a decent music program." He indicated "the student body has lost the privilege of open access to tapes and records, and a checkout system will be established. After a discussion of the College Council meeting Frida'h representative-at-large Chuck Hamilton said he hopes "the new College Council members will work to have the council put on Robert's Rules." Assessing the Friday meeting, at which the requirement of chemistry for third-year students was discussed, SEC chairman Steve Hall said, "nothing came of it." Patronize Our Advertisers Gorfein Gets Grant To Study Memory Dr. David Gotfein, assistant professor of psychology, has been awardeda National Science Foundation grant to investigate association factors in human shoit-term memory. "This investigation requires a number of small studies of the learning and memory of l.uman subJects," Gorfein said. He said he "will need the co-operation of a large number of New College students at various times during the tenn" in this regard. The first phase of the study begins Monday, and a sign-up sheet for volunteer subjects is posted on the College Hall Bulletin board. The various phases of the study will consist of sessions lasting from 20 minutes to an hour. Gorfein noted he will not be studying the subjects themselves but characteristics of certain verbal materials. October 7, 1966 Visitors Study NC Experiment Representatives from Maryville college, Maryville, Tenn., are on campus today to study various aspects of the New College educational system. Dr. Randolph Shields, Chairman of the Biology department at Maryville, and Dr. Carolyn Blair, pro:. fessor of English, arrived yesterday from Florida Presbyterian College in St. Petersburg. The pair spent the day yesterday attending s e m in a r s and talking with the students. They will conclude their visit today and continue to other schools on their itinerary. They will visit a dozen schools to gather information for a possible change in the curriculum of a 150 year old schoolin East Tennessee. Founded in 1819, Maryville was described by Shields as "one o f the o 1 de s t in the East. Present en rollmem is 875, he .. w. &lllll a re to increase that number t o 1.,.;:;;;111""'---..0ic::"" In the study of other colleges, S hie 1 d s said they are "primarily interested in i .nterdisciplinary'' ap:. proaches to deucation. He described New College and Florida Presbyterian as "two of the newest in the country with a more imag inative pro g ram specializing in independent study. Shields said the college began an experiment in optional attendance in the 225-student general biology course last year. Dr. Blair said the school has long had an independent study program. Both the educators said they were impressed with the alertness" demonstrated by students here in seminar discussions. Apply Now F o r raft Test Applications for the Nov.18 and 19 administrations of the College Qualification Test are now available at Selective Service System local boards throughout the country. Eligible students who intend to take this test should apply at once to the nearest Selective Service local board for an Application Card and a Bulletin of Information for the test. Following instructions in the Bulletin, the student should fill out his application and mail it immediately in the envelope provided to Selective S e rv ice Examining Section, Educational Testing Service, P 0 Box 988, Princeton, N. }. 08540. Applications for the test must be postmarked no later than midnight, Oct. 21. According to Educational Testing Service, whicb prepares and administers the Cbllege Qualification Test for the Selective Service System, it will be greatly to the student's advantage to file his application at once. By registering early, he stands the best chance of being assigned to test center he has chosen. Because of the possibility that he may be assigned to either of the testing dates, it is very important that he list a center and center number for each date on which he will be available.
October 7, 1966 The Catalyst Student Assumes Role Of Mad Disc Jockey It's Saturday night. You tum on the radio, dial WKXY (930). The 8 pm news is just finishing. Suddenly the set crackles with a horrible conglomeration of hisses, grunts, and numerous unidentifi able noises. Alter approximately 1 3/4 minutes of such garb 1 e, a frenetic voice pierces the air waves over the subdued strains of "Apache." IT'S MAD MATHEWS! And so begins two hours of rock type music, fast-paced banter, and a whole lot of "gimmickery" known locally as the Mad Mathews pro gram. And Mad Mathews, when he's not on the air, is also known as Ron Kronenberg, 21-year-old first-yearstudent at New College. Kronenberg, a Sarasota resident and one of four commuting stu dents at New College (the others are married), hasworkedforWKXY since March. Enrolled as a full-time student here, he works at the station on Saturdays from 6 pm to midnight, handling a variety of tasks. He reads -eart of the UFJVJ.proqram from 6 to 6: 30 and engineers the rest; from 6: 30 to 8 "Art Mathews" takes the air, featuring a mixed program of "conservative" pop music; at 8:05 "Art Mathews" be comes "Mad Mathews": from 10:05 to 11:00 is a transition period from hard rock to conservative pop; and from 11 to 12 he engineers "Teen Dialogue," a talk show. Kronenberg, or Mathews, main tains what appears to the uniniti ated an impossibly frantic pace during his live programs. There is a constant and split-second timed shuffle of records, tapes, scripts, and switches, all during which he throws out a constant stream of trivial humor and small talk. Inhisownwords, "I'm it," when he's on the air. The disc "jock," be notes, must be an announcer, a personality, an engineer, and a newscaster, all rolled into ooe. ( B es i des poaei.Dg the gift al. gab, Kronenberg has a first-class radio-telephone license, w h i c h makes him one of the few people in the area legally qualified "to watch the transmitter. 11) "Mad Mathews" was Kronenberg's idea, and he admits the format is so m e w h at alien to the general style ofWKXY. But the difference is not crucial, and on the basis of listener response Kronenberg esti mates his program is the most lis-Yearbook (Continued from page 1) Pat with the general overseeing of the work. Pat said the staff will attempt to makethe yearbook an "unconventional" presentation of "what the New College experience is. 11 Bradbury is collecting yearbooks, Pat said, for study by the members of the staff, :md students who will make theirs available for study are wged to contaq him. Ron Kronenberg, alias Mad Mathews tened to Sarasota program in Sara sota in that time slot. Speaking of the demands of his role, Kronenberg says he can't ap proach his job "intellectually," but must "throw (himself) into it emotionally, although it's con trolled emotion." Kronenberg admits to a form of method acting. "I had to develop the sty 1 e I have, he says, "but now it's automatic." He warms up for each program by talking with his studio side-kicks and "just kidding around." "By 7 pm I'm really gcing," he says. "By 8, heaven help the poor schnook that's listening. Kronenberg began serious wod<: in radio broadcasting some four years ago in New York. Since then he has worked with a half dozen stations in New York and Florida, all the w hi 1 e attending school. (He attended Rensselear Polytech nic Institute before coming here.} Des pit e his work in the field, radio broadcasting remains a hob by to Krooenberg. "It' not particularly cballengiDg, he nota of his job. Also, he says, the pay is not good. But the job is fun, apparently, and Mathews will ride the air waves again tomorrow night. Kronenberg says any New College student who wishes to dedicate a song--either top 40 or awell known "oldie" --on the Mad Ma thews program should leave a note in his campus mailbox. Florsheim Rand -Sebago Mocs at HOUPE'S SHOES, lNC. 1 5 an YOUTH FARE Save a half for tickets and information, see Gall Kielttaber, Mgr. BAY AREA TRAVEL just north of 755-3775 (It costs no more to work through an agent l EDERAL SARASOTA HOLIDAY INN of Sarasot.Braclenton 8221 North Tamiami Trail Restaurant Cocktail Lounge Yacht Basin Swimming Pool Phone 355-2781 MEL-0-DEE REST AU RANT & DINING ROOM 47th Street and North Trail LAWRENCE STUDIO Page 3 10/0 OFF ON CHRISTMAS PORTRAITS FOR STUDENTS Must Be Shot Before November LAWRENCE JAKE 1466 l.t STREET TELEPHONE 958-1663 SARASOTA KRES JR. DEPT. STORE Of'EN SUNDAY 12 'TIL 6 P.M. 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Page 4 Editorials Fatal Attitudes Apathy can destroy in just a few weeks all the good which has been imbued in student government over a period of three years. But an even more quickly fatal attitude about government is one which regards it and its processes as a source of amusement. The good which has been achieved both in and by our system of govemment was not accomplimed by a carefree, laughing series of joke sessions. Instead a serious, sober attitude, coupled with foresight has enabled students to re main in the forefront of changes taking place in the college community. If students are to retain this place, this rightful place, in the activities of the college, they must continue to fill the offices of student government with representatives who realize the gravity and worth of their duties. Only in this way can student government flourish and become stronger and perhaps eam for the students an even greater voice in the affairs of their school. Those who seek election to any office as a lark or as a feather in their own cap will be pernicious for the system if they are elected. Those who decide after a short argument the whole thing "Isn't worth it anyhow" because it is only the SEC or the College Council, are not only shortsighted and narrow, they would be pitiful representatives of any enlightened group of students. Unlike many student governments, ours is able to effectively concem itself with matters of curriculum, with regulations imposed on students, with problems the students face and other areas in order to contribute a large part to making New College a better place for its students. Keep it this way. Exercise your duty. Vote for responsible and sincere student govemment officers. Think about it--it's important. A Strange Malady Our campus seems to suffer from a strange malady perhaps best described as a fear of light at night. Mysteriously, areas of both the east and the west sides of campus which are used not infrequently by students rexnain dark ot' poorly llt from dusk to dawn. Specifically, on the east campus, the east and south sides of the girls' court are tmlit and provide a perfect hiding place for the notorious "potential molesters and actual vomiters." We can laugh now, but as long as the present situation remains tmresolved, any student who chooses to take a moonlight swim or simply to walk along either side of the comt is potentially in danger. The Student Executive Committee this week resolved to recommend the lighting of this area. We strongly urge the administration to see that the recommendation is put in force soon. Also, we note that the designated parking area on the east campus is extremely poorly lit. Although we do not expect an extensive lighting set-up for what is hopefully a temporary parking space, we must sympathize with car-owners who dislike the thought of leaving their autos in the dark, especially when they must walk back and forth from the parking area to the dorms. Finally, we note that the driveway rwming past Robertson Hall and through the west campus parking area is lit only infrequently (or else. very late at night). Electric lights are there; we suggest they be turned on at dusk each day. The Cataly!t Changing horses in midstream-How much time will that add? Letters Food Service Defended To the Editor: I am sorry to say I am rather disappointed at the lack of quality of the "Letters" last week, a deficiency equal to the supposed lack of quality of food to which each referred. I shall repeat those oft heard and oft refuted "excuses" for the present condition of the dining hall and kitchen: cramped facilities, outdated equipment, a sudden increase (by almost 100%) of students flooding the already swamped fa cilities. However, I should like to add a few arguments of my own. 1) It may be recalled, by those who argue that food is ''becoming tmeatable" and that last year was 10 much greater, that at this time last r. e a r w e were having more prob ems with seating space, ser vers, and food than at present. 2) It takes a ceft a!n amoUDt of time for a new server to leam all the ''tricks of his trade, and all but four of our present serers are first year students. 3) We have been limited in the number of students we could employ as servers. Last year the college was paying the wages, this year it is Servomation Mathias. This company has its own budget and has set its own limits on the number of students it will employ as servers. 4) Students'schedules have shifted often these first five week;. and many students have come and gone as servers. That situation has just now settled down. 5) Myfinalpoint, to which there are many facets, concerns a lack of cooperation by the students themselves. This is the most important argument of all. I believe an example may serve my point. At the evening meal last Friday the servers had to cany back to the scraping room many plates, glasses, napkins, and silverware. It is clear that while servers are made to do the job students are supposed to do in the first place they cannot befreeto fill milk pitchers, bread baskets, coffee cups, etc. Students themselves create extra work for the servers who have enough to do in the first place. Another example from the meal cited emphasizes another side of this problem. Not only did servers have to cany back the dishes from one particular table, they also had to scrape melted plastic and wax from the plates, glasses, and silver ware at this table. The same students who made this mess have, in the past, colored the fotmtain in the patio room, pabted the posts with lettuce and French dressing, peppered and buttered the picture windows, iced the floor with various desserts, and acted like ninnies ad infinitum. A third side to this same problem is the lack of bread baskets, pitchers, sugar dispensers, and salt and pepper shakers. The last three items are occasionally dropped and broken, but this does not account for the amazing decline in number of these articles. If students would kindly retum the appropriated pitchers we would be glad to serve milk more at the meals. 'I1Ioen remam three tbiDp whkh I would like to touch upon. For one, the cooks are not grumpy. They are trying to get over 200 people fed in one hour, with many coming back for seconds. That is quite a task, especially when half of these people show up at the same time. A second point is that, u sually, students can come back for seconds, so quit CiY3ng about skim py servings. Andfinally, for those who have missed it in the past, a schedule of serving hours: Breakfast Mon.-Fri. 7:15-8:15 Sat. 9:00-11:30 Brunch Stm. 9:15-11:15 Ltmch Mon.-S:.rt. 11:30-1:00 Dinner Mon.-Sun. 5:30-6:30 Note: The dinner schedule Friday night is not affected by the forum. I rest my case for the time being and hope that the students themselves do as much in the future to improve the CDnditions of the dining hall as the servers have attempted to do. (signed) Deane Root Supervisor, kitchen SEC Eats There, Too To the Editor: The general tone of last week's C at a 1 y s t interested me perhaps more than it did most people in that my position seemed to demand a certain responsibility for answer ing and rectifying the complaints leveled by students toward the food service. Everyone, I am sure, has his own private grudges against the kitchen staff. Well, I have some gradges, too, sliared by a smaller number of people perllaps, but nevertheless directed at a 1 a r g e problem. First of all, yes, the SEC has been trying to do something aboutthefood. Wehavebeen working weeks on it. Some things have been accomplished: there will be butter, the quality of the meat will improve, aswill the disposition of the servers. Yet not all the problems will be solved because some of the fault lies with the complaintants. Let me explain. How many times have you wandered away from the dining room with a glass (pseudoashtray) or cup of coffee and just October 7, 1966 left it to lie or appropriated it for your room or for that matter have borrowed co1mtless nwnbers of pitchers, salt shakers, silver ware, etc.? I'll wager you didn't know that the tables would be set properly if the kit c h e n weren 1t missing close to 40 % of :its inventory, or that careless servers have destroyed $10 worth of plates in one day. I mean student servers. Per haps cooks smoking is against the health rules, but so is going through the serving line with no shirt on. In other words, aswith every disc, there are two sides to this coin too. The kitchen is ready to shape up--just give them Hamilton Court. But when they are there, will we still be s lin g in g rolls with one hand, obscenities across the dining hall with our collective mouths and pilfering the service like transients? Ifyoustill have complaints, specific ones, abo'lt: the food service, there isaFood Committee and there still is (believe it or not) an SEC. Tell us your troubles--we eat there too. Stephen W. Hall SEC Cllairman Red Tape at the Dock To the Editor: It has been announced that is is now necessary to pay $10 for the privilege of perhaps using the sail boat once or twice throughout the year, not to mention the other red tape one must cut on his way to the dock. Surely sailing is a sport that should be covered 1mder our activity fee, or handled through the $25 room deposit, if indeed a spe cial fee is needed. No deposit is required for the use of the swimming pool, the wrestling equipment or the tennis courts (have I spoken too soon?), yet they too are liable to damage. Couldn't damage to the boats be handled through :1 fine system, if it is necessary that students pay for accidental damage? Should it be policy to penalize students with limited ftmds became of one person 1s mistaken passion for bureaucracy? (signed) Unhappy First O:ass Honor Rating Associated Collegiate Press Vol. 3, Num!>er S Publlahed weekly by students at New College for three weel
October 7, 1966 The Catalyst PageS Student Interview Student Applies Marxian Ideas Towards a Personal Philosophy First-year students entering New of subjects that don't get taught in tab.usb.ed order of politics. Early lots of problems that we were try-College this fall show a wide varisuch as MarxRussian novels show no insight into ing to solve Mth legal means, and ety of backgrounds, concerns, and 1sm by a Marxist, and such things the necessity of reform in the czarI was acquainted with what was go-goals. Freshman Jon Shaughnessy as revolutionary art and drama. istera. Ittookthe bloody Revolu-ing on in New York: trying to stop reflected this dynamic of interests Q: What course of study did you tion of 1917 to meet the pressing juvenile delinquency and the cycle in an interview with The Catalyst. follow there?" problems of that society effective-of poverty. And the fact of the Q: The focus of vour act;vit" ;. A: One course I took was an in-ly. matter is that, though pemaps e-political, is it not? troduction to Marxism, covering I also took one other course last noughmoneyisbeing spent in New A: Mymajorinterest is not quite thetheoriesof economics and rev-summer, m "creative material-Yorktosolvetheproblem, and ex-politics but more working with pe<> olution. Revolution is central, ism. This course went into the pelts are bemg brought in, and there ple in general, and more or less af-because those who benefit from a philOSOPtY of Marxist political are probably enough worl
Page 6 From Sarasota At five minutes before ten, every one was in his place. Fourteen student s were sprawled, apparently dead, in the palm court. Others were s c at t e r e d thro1J8b.out the dorms, among the bicycles, around the swimming pool. Red paint covered the tiles, to look like tlood. The cam pus looked like it was completely devestated, as, indeed it was supposed to. The five hours lea ding up to this moment had been frantic and dismaying.Staging the slaughter that I had been brainwashed to carry out was not difficult--surely the devastation would look real from the KOOS helicopter. But what would happen afterwards, when the KOOS troops arrived? How would we combat the well-armed terrorists from the secret organization? How would we compensate for being outnumbered, as well as unarmed? Trying to devise answers to these questions had sapped all my strength and ingenuity. I was utterly exhausted, yet I knew the real test was yet to come. Suddenly, there came the unmistakable roar of a low-flying helicopter. I glanced once about the area to see if everything was ready, then walked to the center court and stood there, waving at the helic opt e r, ap'>arently proud of the holrlble destruction. The helicop ter, satisfied, tumed away. We had only a few minutes before the KOOS terrorists would arrive. I instructed everyone to remain where he was. Surprise was our one advantage. KOOS would be caught off guard when the supposed! y de ad students suddenly sprang to life. It was too much to hope that they hadn't brought weapons, but at least they could be lured into being confident they wouldn't have to use them. ARB appeared from one of the cklaDa. "Are we all set?" he ukecl. "As ready as we'll ever be," I replied. "What do you think of our chances?" "With the we a pons we have, they're pretty poor." "At least we have some, thanks to your ingenuity. I blushed modestly, then said, "At least everyone knows what to expect." "How many troops will there be? 11 "About400, withUleadingthem." "U too?" "Yes." Just then, a roar was heard. It was the sound of ten Greyhound buses carrying the KOOS terrorists. ARB hurried off to direct other portions of the resistance. The time for the battle had arrived. The buses pulled in near the dorms. I was about to tell them they were parking illegally, then realized this might be unwise. I merely stpod and waved gaily at the troops as they got off the buses. I most of them from the pictures on the back covers of their novels. The luggage compartments of the buses were opened, revealing a vast store of weapons, including bludgeons, machine ps, maces, and poison pens, as well as some advanced and highly sophisticated weapons obviously part of the secret KOOS arsenal. There was some disagreement whether all should carry weapons. It was finally agreed that only a few should, just in case. They advanced, in formation, toward the dorms, led by U. Seeing the strewn bodies, they stopped, examining them for signs of life. I stepped up to U and said, "Well, I did it." That was the signal. Everyone sprang to life, catching the KOOS troops completely by sur-With Love Part Ill prise. For the moment, the advantage was ours. The first platoon, led by members of the karate team, made a judicious use of hands and fe.et in breaking iP.half several best-selling novelists. Some of the KOOS men ran to get the weapons, but as they returned with the guns, they were b lin d e d by students and f acuity tossing New College coffee in their faces. Acid was going to be used, but it was unavailable, and it was suggested that the coffee would do just as well. It worked perfectly, with dozens of terrorists falling to the ground, screaming in agony, although they did not scream as Paulson loudly as the ones who had acci dentally swallowed some of the coffee. The KOOS-men who had to penetrate into the dorms were dealt with admirably by six vicious utensil-wielding kitchen helpers who had been hiding in the utility tunnels. Other terrorists were directed into the fountains, the elec tricity being then tumed on, doing awcy with them effeet\vely. Some one suggested that this might present too much of a clean-up problem, but I reminded him the fountains were to be filled in, anyway. Despite our spirited defense, there were about ahtmdred of the enemy remaining. We had run out of weapons, and there seemed to be no hope. Then, somebody suggested tossing worthless books at them, but the only ones we could find were catalogues from some place called A me ric a 1s Newest Prestige College. Plummeted with publicity, the remaining troops, including U, turned and fled to the buses, which quickly started up and drove away. ODce again, disaster toNew College had been narrowly averted. Sitting in ARB's office later, I reflected on the terrible crisis we had weathered, and the possibility that it, or something very much like it, could happen again. I spoke my thoughts to ARB, whose socks had just disintegrated in the dryer. "Agent 68, he replied, "you don't mean to suggest that KOOS, or anyone else, would actually try something like this again." Shaking my he ad sadly at his socks, I answered, "U never can tell. RIP VAN WINKLE LANES ShiCIHt rates before 5:30 .... 7007 N. Tamiami Trail REFRESHMENT PAVILLION OF THE RINQJNG MUSEUM GROUNDS Sandwiches Snacks Open Monday Saturday: 9 4:30 Sunday: I 4:30 The Catalyst New Pro(tor James Murphy is the new weeknight proctor. 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October 7, 1966 New Undergrad Maior Available at Lehigh --Bethlehem, Pa. -(lP)-A new undergraduate major in American Studies which will concentrate the skills of a number of academic disciplines on a study of major problems and trends in American culture will be introduced at Lehigh University next month. The new interdepartmental ma JOr, which will emphasize the idea that A me r i c a n institutions and values comprise a whole and are not merely a sum of separate parts, was announced by Dr. W. Ross Yates, dean of the College of Arts and Science, The major consists of preliminary courses in American history and literature, followed by 18 hours of advanced study divided equally bet w e en the two disciplines. This w i 11 be by six hours of either European literature or European histox:y and two senior seminars, one in literature and one in history organized around some single theme in each field. Electives chosen in keeping with the student's developing interests will round out the program. The American Studies program will provide thorough preparation for graduate work in Am eric an Stu dies, and with suitable collateral courses, in American literature, history, and otherfields of the social sciences and humanities. AccordingtoDr. Yates, By concentrating on the unique expressions of individuals contained in the culture of America and by studyingthe historical movements within which these expressions develop, American Studies reveals relationships which may not clearly be seen within the framework of a single discipline. Studemsgatheredin the TV room Wednesday for an impromptu celebration while watching the World Series, According to recreation coordinator Frank Meyer, "A good turnout watched the Orioles triwnph in the first game." Barbara Bloodwell acted as hostess and refreshments included cokes, chips and pretzels. Meyer says watch the bulletin board and take advantage of these get-togethers. The Catalyst Second-year student Scott Baker tries out one of the tennis courts open to play for the first time. SHAUGHNESSY (Continued from page 1) eryday thinking ol revolution, just as we are imbedded in non-revolution and capitalism. This calls for a type of propaganda. I think the main error in Soviet propaganda is its nationalism, Q: Have you put your philosophy to work in personal activity yet? A: Back in high school I tutored Negro kids who needed help. now I'm mainly learning through college; this is a primary Marxian idea, to learn to analyze problems. I worked on the recent voter-registration drive at New Town. At the present time, in the present society I think that is the best solution to that problem, I'm also tutoring at Booker High School, and plan to help set up a tutoring program at Tallavast;they have a center there, but no workers. !feel that this is part of the answer, a very small part. My great hope for the next three years is to build up the political power of t' :}! build up the political power of the poor people of Sarasota, the poor Negroes, the poor whites, and the migrant workers. I feel that the economic interests of these three g).'Oaps are 1..01ited and that this could be the core of:socialist drive, not a revolution. SARASOTA CYCLE lr KEY SHOP s.m..s...t..,._ttJI 113'1 s.... Street "STUDENT APPRECIATION WEEK" TRAVEL. I NC at THE CAMPUS BOOK SHOP October 8th 15th SPECIALS SATURDAY: 20% off on SWEATSHIRTS SPECIALS Mon. & Tues.: 20% off on T-SHIRTS and N.C. MUGS SPECIALS Wed. & Thurs.: 20% off on N.C. NIGHTSHIRTS SPECIALS Fri. & Sat.: STATIONERY-2 boxes for the price of 1 $2.95 Sheaffer pens only $1.95 5350 No. Tamiami Tr. Phone 355 Complete Travel Arrangements 45 S. Palm 958-2114 I st. armands g a II e ry INC contemporary american art 302 john ringling boulevard COCKTAILS AT 4 3428 No. Trail 355-3446 FINE DOMESTIC AND Meet Other Great Minds Eat at College Hall Servomation Mathias ECOPPER BAR 1570 No Lockwood Ridge Rd. 955-3446 IMPORTED LIQUORS nson'S MOTOR LODGE 6325 N. Trail, 2 blocks north of college Oney's 5& 10 Household end School Supplies 3520 H. Trail for TN L4ltest 11 WOMI't' M"'' Dreu CCISiol Sltoes Page 7 ED'S ESSO SERVICE Complimentary gift with your first tank of gas Dowlltowa: 1425 Mol1 St. Soutll Gote Sllopplq Plcaa u.s. 41 Ne11t to Trail ._k BAY VIEW Cleaners and Laundry Complete Laundry and Dry Cleaning Drive-In Store: 1530 1st St. 955-0937 Anna N
PageS The Catalyst Applicants Have Burden of Proof, Say Graduate School Visitors The burden of proof rests with a p p li c ants to graduate schools, accordJng to Dr. Ray Saalbach, director of admis:sions.. Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, University of Pemuylvania. Speaking to a group of third year students and others in the Mu sic Room Monday night, Saalbach and two other graduate school offi cl2ls explained of the proble=$ New College students will face in applying to graduate schools. Dr. Francis E. Bowman, acting dean, Graduate School of AlU and Sciences, Duke University, said New College's lack of accrec:W:ation will have no prejudicial effect on students' applicatiODS. Saalbach then added, 'We can be convinced. There is a great difference ''between schools who have not had time (to be accredited) and those who have had time and have not been accredited," according to Dr. Wamer G. Rlce1 Department of Eng.Ltsh Language and Literature, University of Michigan. All three of the men agreed it is better "in general to let the institution present itself. They said mould not try to explain what New Co 11 e g e is when they apply to gt'aduate schools, but rather they mould let New College do that for them. They agree d perseverance was a great element 1n a ultimate admission to graduate school. In add!tlon, they said "a tremendous amount of chance and luck" flaures in admisslODS. Another point of agreement for tbe educ:u:ors was the detrimental effect of e a r 1 y marriages among 5tudents. For example, they said, if a co up! e man-y and the wife worl