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Catalyst
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The Catalyst (Volume IV, Number 14)
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Sarasota, Fla.
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Late Form Causes ExpulsionPage 3 East Campus Proctor Rejected by Petrie Dean of Students George Petrie has indicated he will not investigate the feasibility of a proctor for the West Campus, Assistant Dean of Students Arthur Miller told the Student Executive Committee Wednesday. The SEC voted two weeks ago to recommend a proctor for the area, after several reports of students be attacked. Following Miller's report Vkdnes day, the SEC unanimously voted to reaffirm their recommendation for a proctor. The motion stated, however, that if a proctor is not financially feasible, the college van shouldmakerunsuntil11 pmnightly, and until 1 am when the coffee house is open. Miller also reported a room in the second court is equipped with a television and sewing machine. Miller stated Petrie will not open the room, however, until a set of rules for its use is dr:wn up. The SEC referred the matter to the House Committee after some discussion. Second-year representative Jon Lundell reported controller Ch aries Hna told him the Campus Book Shop has a contract extending to September, 1968. Lundell said Harra informed him a student cooperative book store will not be financially fea;ible tm.til the college enrollment reaches 600. The SEC agreed to meet Tuesday next week. Soa:aTecn1 ReCENes Second-yearstudent Jon Shaughnessy publicly advocated cheating to avoid the draft at a peace rally at Island Park Sunday. Specifically, Shaughnessy advocated faking homosexuality during the pre-induction physical examinations. He also encouraged youths to go to Canada and to "accept any deferments you can get, and offered anti-draft assistance from New College sympathizers. President John Elmendorf took shaxp issue with Shaughnessy, saying one cannot "fight an immoral situation with other forms of im morality." Shaughnessy said, however, he feels the peace-time draft is an Awcrck The New College soccer team received awards lowing the presentation, coach Miguel Tapia thanked terdayfrom recreation director for h:wmg the team for its time and dedication. A total o the largest participation of any team m New College students have signed up for the team. Meyer promised history. The awards were inscribed key chains. Fol-the soccer field will be cleared to facilitate play. Co unci Considers Studeffi and Law The p o s it i on of the college in the case of the violation of civil law by students was discussed at the meeting of the College Cotm.cil Wednesday, although no conclusions were reached, according to Student Executive Committee Chairman Ted Shoenaker. Shoemaker report e d President John Elmendorf made suggestions for a policy statement on the issue. Elmendorf said students might be disciplined if their behavior is destructive to the interests of the institution. Elmendorf defined the interests of the institution as the education of students and the preserv:tion of the institution. porary lighting be installed within a week a1d permanent lighting by the beginning of the second term. It was stated the present food contract does not cover the one-week vacation between the second and third terms, although the dorms will be open. It wa> also stated there may be testing during the period. The Council asked student representatives to determine the numberofstudentslikelytobe on campus during the period, and faculty representatives to determine the extent of testing tliat will take place. December 15, 1967 Advocates at Daft immoral institution, "and in my code fighting that thing in ways which do less harm than the original institution is not immoral. "If a guy can get out of the draft by cheating, let him do it. He's not hurting anybody. Shaughnessy and five other speakers addressed a crowd of 250. Most of the audience were young, sympathetic, and not affiliated with New College. Folksinger Eric von Schmidt began the rally with a running singing-commentary. Pro2ssorofRelig.ion Dr. William Hamilton followed by calling for Ar.nericans to consider more fully the moral considerations of the Vietnam war. Retired pediatrician Leo Batell attacked President Johnson and called for support for Sen. Eugene McCarthy (D-Minn.) as peace candidate for president in 1968. As sistant Professor of Philosophy Dr. Gresham Riley criticized the government for causing the "credibility gap. Charles Lockwood, a Detroit attorney who resides in Sarasota during the winter, gave a fiery speech denouncing what he saw as thehypocrisy and apathy of Sarasotans. New College, he said, is the only source of idealism in Sarasota, and townspeople are stupid not to appreciate it. Shaughnessy told The Catalyst the rally earned the sponsoring Sa rasota Committee of Conscience on Vietnam some $100 in direct contributions and 1 ape l-button sales. He said the group apparently lost the moral support of a number of formerly sympathetic townspeople, however. About 20 members of the audience s i g ned their names to the SCCV's mailing list, he added, and the crowd reaction in general was "good. 11 Elmendorf told The Catalyst he has no intention of interfering in such activities but is convinced the rally was detrimental to the college. He bemoaned the inevitable connection in the public eye of radi-Elmendorf cal political activity by individuals at New College with New College as :n institution. Elmendorfwamed there could be "institutional reprisals" against the college, and cited a recent increase in telephone calls from irate townspeople and rumors of a movement to have the college "investigated" by authorities. OFFICIAL ON CAMPUS An official of the Ford F01.mdation will be on campus Monday and Tuesday in connection with an application for support from the F otm.dation by the college. Robert Schmid, Program Associate will meet with students Mon day morning, have lunch with faculty members, and talk with division chairmen Mondar afternoon. Monday evening, a dinner will be held for him in South Hall. Some trustees :nd localfriendsofthe college have been invited. In other business, the Council passed a recommendation that the lack of adequate lighting on the East Campus is a matter of con cern, and recommended th:t tern-Public Information Officer Furman Arthur was asked by the Council to draw up a tentative two-year calendar for review by the Council. It was reported campus telephone service is under study and review. Most administrative offices, except for Admissions, moved into new quarters in South Hall this week. The building will also be used to house official ftm.ctions such as dinners.

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Page 2 Editorial REASON FOR CAUTION To most students, the reactions of the residents of Sarasota to their dress and actions may be quaint or amusing, but not the subject for serious concern. There may, however, be considerable reason to fear the results of seemingly innocent activities. At Srmday's rally, for instance, a New College student advocated using illegal means to avoid the draft, if other measures are Wlsuccessful. According to the student's ideology, it was not an immoral suggestion. Yet, the implication remained with many listeners that New College students would, and do, break the law to avoid induction. Not important? Perhaps. Yet, according to President John Elmendorf, Sarasota residents have informed him they may make complaints to local authorities. Perhaps these are idle threats. But, perhaps they aren't. Students are careless in many minor matters. Empty liquor bottles, perhaps obtained in a perfectly legitimate manner, make fine window decorations. Yet th!'!Y may constitute prima facie evidence of an alcoholic beverage violation. Thi3 seems to be a most trivial example, on the surface. But someday the whole thing may not be funny at all. Law Officer Speech The Catalyst Had NoNCCa1wna1ts L tt e er Several sources who attended the The report that a high -ranking Sarasota law enforcement official made certain statements about the sexual beh:wior of New College students before a Project Alert group is apparently false, The C:U:alyst has learned. Acaler ontheGuy Paschal radio program overWSPB appa-ently reported the official made the allegations to the group a its monthly meeting December 7 .. Letter LOOSE ENDS To the Editor: In preparing to leave a place for a considerable length of time, as I am preparing to leave New College, one finds the house-cleaning that is necessary is by nQ means entirely of 1he physical kind. I've discovered a number of psychic loose ends cluttering up my mind, and I 1 d like to use The Catalyst to get them off my chest (How's that for a mixed metaphor?). First, the Gorfein thing bothers me. I've heard a complaint from an administrator that my coverage of the tenure battle in The Catalyst was one-sided. What, pray tell, does a reporter do when those who preswnably l'epresentthe "other side" (i.e., the tenure commit tee) have sworn themselves to silence on the subject? In off-the-record talks with a couple of faculty members, I have heard vague intimations that "other considerations" beyond those avail able to studmts went into the decision to deny Go rf e in tenure. meeting, however, told The Catalyst the only comments regarding New College were in relaion to the Peace Vigil, when two members of the Sarasota Committee of Conscience on Vietnan, one oi them a student, were attacked by an unidentified assailant. It is not known, however, what remarks the official made to Project Alert members who him after the meeting. Thesefactorsmust not be revealed to students, I'm told, since to do sowould imperil the future objectivity of the sources of these factors. Much like gr:duate school recommendations, as one faculty member put it: to reveal to the student the precise contents of a recommendation would make it difficult for the undergraduate faculty to be bhmt about him. The analogy seems a good one, but it fails to make the point it's supposed to make. It makes good sense to argue that recommendations for grad school or tenure shouldnot be shown to those being evaluated prior to the making of the decision the evaluations hope to influence, but it makes little sense to argue that those being evaluated have no right to defend themselves against what they feel to be unjust charges. By refusing to talk about the case, the tenure committee has denied Gorfein the right to an intelligent appeal. It seems to me the tenure committee could produce a detailed statementofwhat it sees to be Dr. Godein 's failures without explicit ly listing sources and without seriously jeopardizing the sources' objectivity. Some risk to this objectivity is warranted by the very controversiality of the ca>e. What in telligent member of the college community could help but feel uneasy when the psychology students en masse vehemently defend their teacher? I voiced this opinion to one mem-(Continued on page 4, cohunn 1) ON PERUZZI To the Editor: I am a Marine recruit in boot camp. I also received a copy of the December 1 "Catalyst, 11 in which a letter wa; printed from a modem American youth, who committed suicide. My intentions in this letter is not to belittle a dis astrousmisforttme, but raherto offer debate on the value of basic training in the U.S. Armed Ser vices and the instructors of the training taken. Being a coliege man and 111 -Eng lish major, I can appreciate the mannerisms of Leo Peruzzi, but not his mind. His wording in the printed letter shows that his mind still functioned even though, "tbe drill sergeants yell a lot. 11 Apparently his body functioned also, as he was physicaly able to take his own life. This leads to the conclusion that drill sergeants did not mentally or physically harm him. This is not the purpose of drill instructors, and certainly they are not paid to drive anyone to an unjust end. The Marines are noted for their rather tought training program, and also for their finished products. I'm alive just as many others are, ready to follow the aforementioned drill sergeants into the fabled, "gates of Hell". It's the same in the Army, Air Force, and Navy. Why? Because these men are trained in getting a person to l'ely on himself: not just on the surface, but rather deepdown, whereitcomes out only when it counts. Wha the late Peruzzi did not realize, is that getting aman to believe in himself and in his abilities is not an easy thing to do. A man must see his worst side in order to knowhisweaknesses. Theseweaknesses must then be improved upon in orderto improve the basic man. This system is tough, but the only way it can be done. The drill instructors are the men who c :rry out the duties of helpingthe individual. MERQI CHRlSTMAS Many men have been trained in boot programs of the anned services, with more than 99% who qualified, passing the final review. All these men came under the scrutiny of drill serge ants who yell and scream. If a trainee is deficient, he is dropped back for extenxive training, or given a discharge. The drill instructors have a code to train these men by, and in the Marines the code is simply : "These recruits are intrusted to my care. I will train them to the best of my ability. I will develop them into smartly trained, physic ally fit, basic ally disciplined Marines, thoroughly indoctrinated in love of Corps a:1d colUltry. I will demand of them, and demonstrate by my own example, the highest st111da'd of personal conduct, morality, and professional skill." December 15, 1967 I believe this code pretty well explains the ideals which all drill sergeants set for their goals. If a man can't control an urge for destruction, even of self, anything else he may have done, before, is minuscule. If the individual dies by his own hand, he is a waste upon all the rest of his contemporaries. If a m 111 can't be degraded in order to find dignity I wouldD1t wantliim fighting with me in Viet Nan. A man like this should not be esteemed, but rather erased from memory. Don't drink in his pla:::e, or his honor. Replace that spot with a person who can hold his own, whether against alien or internal enemy. Shalom, (signed) Pvt. James L. Sponheim U.S. M:rine Corps Parris Island, S. c. TRAIL PLAZA MALL WRANGLERS 299 3.99 QUILTED ROBES BIKINI PANTIES Lace & Nylon .39 1.00 SHOP YOUR NEIGHBOR SHOPS Christmas'' To You All MILDRED ZYDEL Member Associated Collegiate Press Volume IV, No. 14 December 15, 1967 Published weekly 36 times per year by students at New College. Subscriptions: $S per year, or 1 S. per copy. Add res s subscription orders, change of address notices, and uodellverable copiet to: The Catalyst/ New College/Post Office Box 1898/Sarasota, Florida 33578. Telephone 355-5406. Just What You've Always Wonted ... Editor Laurie Paulson Editor Emeritus KenJi Oda !Aanaging Editor Steve Orlofsky Adveltisi.og George Kane Cireubtion ........ Katie Smith Photography Miguel Tapia Janitor ......... Allan Jaworski Staff: Kit Arl>uckle, Forrest Beyers, Mary Blakeley, Margaret Bryan, Richard de Koster, Jean Cr:aham, Catola Heit mann, Jon Lundell, Abby Misemer, Stephen Olson, Mary lou Phillips. 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l December 15, 1967 Studalt Freedom of speech may reign on the New College campus if all you're criticizing is the government of the United States, but there :ue some areas that are a little more sensitive, as one first-year student fo1md out. Carola Heitmann, who worked in the kitchen, wa; cleaning up :iter a recent Associates hmcheon, when, according to Heitmann, was approached by Mrs. Mary Ahce Root, a member of the Develop ment office. The ensuing conver sation was remembered by Heit mann as follows: "Thank you for serving," Mrs. Root said. "That's all right. We get paid," said Heitmam, cheerfully. 110h come now, it'snotthatba:i, said Mrs. Root. "It was pretty decent today. I didn't have to serve Ralph Henry ." (Henry is Dire:: tor of Development.) "Why don't you like to ser-ve Raph Henry?" "Ralph Henry is a bastard," said Heitmann. That was the beginning. The next day, she was informed by a fellow kitchen worker she had been :fired by kitchen manager Tho mas Estep, and could expect to be called to Dean of Students George Petrie's office. L:ter that day, she wa;. Because of a migraine head ache, however, she put off her vis it until the next morning. That morning she went to Petrie 1 s office, armed with a tape recorder. "I'd been told I was called to the Books & Stationery, Inc. c...,._ Office Slwfl 1350 Main. St. '965-3'51 S The Catalyst Loses .bb "Petrie didn't _approve of the tape recorder. office for a meeting with Henry, thought Heitmann had the wrong and Petrie wastherebecaJSe it was impression of him, and he had thought {could lie about the inci-wanted to talk to her with a third dent. So I thought a tape recorder person present, to Il!ediate. would solve the whole problem. I "My choice of Dean Petrie was brought another student to run the unfortunate, "Henry said, 11 and you thing, 11 Heitmann recalled. can quote me on that." Petrie didn't approve of the tape Later Heitmann talked withE-recorder. "I wmt to give this yoWlg step. '"Estep has been more than wom:n some 11 said Pefair, considering the circum-trie Heitmann reported. He or-stances," Heitmann said. "He told both the students and the tape me he'd consider reinstating me recorder from his office. next term. 11 Next Heitmann met Henry in ld Th the cdurtyard, Henry explained Last night, Petrie to e Cata-lyst he had "no comment" about that Mrs. Root had told him about whether any disciplinary action Heitmann's remark. He said he would be taken against Heitmann. soro BAY VIEW Sarasota's Quality Opticians ClectMrs aRd .__..., DOWNTOWN TELEPHONE 20 NORTH PINEAPPLE SARASOTA, FLORIDA UNITARIAN CHURCH 3975 Fruitville Rood Sunday service: 10:30 o.m. SERMON TOPIC: "THE WORLD AND THE SELF AS ONE" Nursery ond Church School: 10:30 a.m. I st. armands gall B ry INC contemporary art DIPPER DAN 9ce Bteam. and m ards 'n' things Ho\Jl'S: M-Th: 10am-10pm F, S: 10am-11pm sim: lpm -lOpm SUBURBAN TELEPHONE: t843 HILLVtEW SARASOTA, FLORJOA Complete Launclry and Dry Cleaning Ste: 1530 1st St. 955-0917 ************************** PEOPLE'S CAPITALISM revolution, the ownership of U .S. industry has quietly passed into tlw hands of the peo,Jle not the Government The electric 11tility industry for example is partly owned by 4 000 ()()() intlivichtals directly ... partly owned hy 135 000,000 'life insur;mcc (whose insurance companies worth $23 billions) ... and pnrtly owned hy savings accounts. Mort people have_ more savmgs-$5? h1lhons -investtd in electric utilities than m any other U.S. Thus, yom par nts {or you) may own part of Flonda s four investor-<>,vnt'Cl electric (;ompanies. That's "people s capitalism. In communist countries the name's the same hut not the game. flonda s Electttc Companies Taxpaying, Investor -owned FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPAN'f GULF POWER COMPANY FLORIDA POWER CORPORATION TAMPA ELECTRIC COMPANY *************************** Page 3 StlXlert "Expelled Because Form Is Late First-year student Richard Foster was informed by a letter from Dean of Students George Petrie that, as of December 1, he was expelled from New College because he failed to tum in a health form due in September. The letter, dated November 29, stated: "Inasmuch as you have not submitted this form, you are ex pelled from New College as of noon, December 1, 1967. At tached is the withdrawal form which you should complete in order to get the refund of your $25 deposit. "Kindly check with the library and the business office in order that they may sign that you have re turned all library books and that your room is in order. 11 Foster responded in a note toPe trie that: he had sent several re minders to the doctor to submit the forms, had called his parents four times about the forms, and promised to make an appointment for a re-examination a; soon as possible. Petrie typed on the top of Foster's note, "hope you will be able to complete this arrangement by noon, December 1, 1967 11 Two hours after the deadline of his expulsion, Foster received ate l e g r am from his doctor that the forms had been sent, but that he would re-submit the forms upon the receipt of duplicate blanks. Foster said he has received no further comm1mication from the office of the Dean of Students about his expulsion, but says no onehastriedtoforce him to leave. Contacted by The Catalyst last night, Petrie said tbe letter was sent Petrie be c a use Foster was a "little bit slow" in submitting his forms, and c 1 aimed it was a "granmatical error" that the letter indicated the expulsion would definitely take place. Implying the 1 e t t e r was sent only as a warning, Petrie said withdrawal forms were often sent in such cases. Foster was thre:tened with dis missal on apr e vi o us occasion, because of an overdue bill for $260. Controller Charles H:rra, in a letter to Petrie, asked for the dismissal. Foster later discussed his finan cial situ:tion with Petrie, and some tentative arrangements were made. If You Dont See What You Want Come In And Look \UI!ebbs Shop T Jniversit 46 South Palm Ave.

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Page 4 Letter (Continued from page 2) ber of the tenure committee, and he seemed a bit offended that :ny body would question the obiectivitv ofthecommittee. I'msorrybutthe facts of the case as I know them compel me to do just that. Dr. Gorfeinhasnotobjected to his stu dents' entering the debate, so apparently he has nothing to hide. As a thinking member of the college community, I must ask for better reasons th:n have been given for denying this man tenure. Inaction by the committee would only mean a great loss of confidence in the tenure system here. withdrawal. Ourmilitary presence has ravaged Vietnam in a way no in dig en o us terrorist movement could ever have hoped to see, and there is no sense in looking for an "honorable" settlement, since the most honorable thing we could do is pull out and apologize to the Vietnamese. Oh well, this letter is getting too long and has been too rambling. But that's al right. We old editors emeriti must be humored, heh heh. I'll close by saying I think Dr. Milleroughtto be dean to students (He'll make a good college president some day.), and I encourage everybody to hang loose. Merry Christm

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