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Catalyst
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Volume Ill, Number 37 PUblished by Students of New College, Sarasota, Florida. fire Destroys Barracks Building Fire razed one of the old barracks buildings on the college's East Campus late Monday night. There was nothing in the barracks when it bwned down, and according to Director of the Physical Plant W. A. McVickar, the college was planning to tear down the particular anyway. For another picture, see page 3. (Photos by Bruce Guild) Minister Appointed As Counselor A retired Air Force chaplain has been appointed a special cotm.se lor to students in conjtm.ction with the Dean of Students office. The Rev. Horace N. Cooper, who since his retirement from the scheduled to be in Hamilton Center Wednesday afternoons, Thursday evenings, and Friday afternoons. Salisbury Defense June 2, 1967" Briggs To Discuss Viet Nam Service Army Capt. Donald T. Briggs, on leave after a year's tour of duty in Viet N am, will talk about his experiences in Southeast Asia and show slides of the area at tonight's Forum at 7:00 in Hamilton Center. Captain Briggs, who serves with the U.s. Army Artillecy, is a six year veteran of the serviceS, having joined the army in 1962 after graduating from Sarasota High School and attending the University of Florida. Commissioned after completing Officers Candidate School, Captain Briggs was stationed at Fort Sill for several years and then served as an advisor to the Vietna mese Army in the Kontum area, which is located in the central highlands of South VietNam, Slides that he will show were photographed by Capt. Briggs during his service in South Viet N am. He will discuss the military operation there and after the slide showing will conduct a question and answer period. Welles' s 'Macbeth' To Be Sunday Movie Stmday1s movie will be Orson Welles's 1948 productio n ofShakcs peare's "Macbeth. The 85-minute film was produced and directed by Welles, who cast himself in the lead role. The program will begin at 8 :30 pm in Hamilton Center. Counsel Information Officer Funnan Arthur indicated several others will be appointed on .1 similar basis to counsel with students. Rev. Cooper joined the United States Army as a chaplain in 1936 after completing his education and after spending three years as a pastor in his native Colorado. He also was director of the National Youth Administration in the westem part of Colorado. To Ask SEC for ew Hearing Cooper service in 1959 has been associated with the First C ongre gat ion al Church in Sarasota, will be on campusthrce days a week to meet with students. He is tentatively GRE Exams For Class of 1968 Graduate Record Examinations for second-year students majoring in chemistry, math, economics, history, political science, psycholgy, and sociology will be given tomorrow at 8:30 am in the teaching auditorium in Hamilton Center. Results of the exam will be used tohelp students identify their academic strong and weak points. Educated at the University of Denver and Nashotah Theological Seminary, Rev. Cooper was an Army chaplain for three years before switching to the Air Corps. In 1948, with the unification of the services, he served with the U S. Air Force tm.til his retirement. During his long military career, Rev. Cooper served in many parts of the world, including Alaska, Canada, Japan, Okinawa, Korea, North Africa, Italy, Scotland and England. He was staff chaplain for seven years with Gen. Doolittle's 12th Air Force and with the Fifth Air Force during the Korean War. At one time, he was the administrative chief of a group of more than 200 chaplains. In 1953, Rev. Cooper organized and commanded the first U. S. A. F. school for chaplains. He retired as a lieutenant colonel. In addition to his interim duties with the Congregational Church in Sarasota, Rev. Cooper is one of the original trustees and was the secretary of PlymouthHarbor. He is also president of the Board of Directors of Community Services, Inc., a non-profit organization assisting migrant workers. Defense counsel for a student charged with violation of the intervisitation rule will move for a new hearing at Wednesday's Student Executive Committee meeting. Third-year student Tom Todd, acting as counselforsecond-year student Luke Salisbury, said he would make an appeal to the SEC after the Student Judi cal Commit-tee denied him a new hearing at its meeting last night. The S ]Chad bound Salisbury ovflr for trial at last Thursday's meet ing. The trial has been set for W ednesday, 7 : 30 pm, in the teaching auditorium of Hamilton Center. Salisbury is accused of violating intervisitation hours May 22 Three alleged co-violators--first Todd, left, argues his case on behalf of Ellen Tisdale, center, and Pearl Lefkowits, at yesterday's SJC meeting. year students Helen Hickey, Pearl Lefkovits, and El len Tisdale-pleaded nolo c ontendere at last week's hearing. They were given wamings. At last night's hearing, Todd said he was representing these three students, aswell, and moved f o r new hearings for all four clients. Todd contended since no official recordofthepreviow week1shearinghadbeenkept, he did not know what evidence had been presented against his clients and was thus handicapped in preparing a defense. Tildaletold the S]C those who had pleaded nolo contendere did so under the impression it was different from a guilty plea, and the prosecution would still have to prove its case before the judges. She claimed no evidence was in fact presented. Second-year student Dale Hckam presided at last night's meeting and denied Todd's motions to dismiss, to re-hear, and postpone the cases. Hickam will preside at the trial. Second-year student Tom Manteuffel and third-year student Dave Hartley will also serve as judges. Second-year S]C members Rick Stauffer and George Finkle, who disqualified themselves from passing judgment, will join the othersto sentence, if necessary.

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P age 2 The Cat alyst June 2 1967 SEC Deliberates 4 Hours To Make Rulings for Trial In four hours of deliberations in both regular and special sessions Wednesday, the StudentExecutive C ommittee mad e several decisions regarding the upcoming Student Judicial Committee trial, including a revision o f the c ontempt o f court rule and a decisio n that judge s who hav e disq ualified t hemselves from presiding over the trial m a y participate in sentencing. The trial of second-year student Luke Salisbury for an alleged intervisitation violation. scheduled Hickam for Wednesday, was first introduced by SJC member and judge Dale Hickam, who asked that judges be allowed to have outside advice. Hickam said he had no one in mind as an advisor, and said he thought the SEC should obtain the a:! visor. He said he was not asking the SEC to hire legal help, stating he thought some help could be obtained on a voluntary basis. Third-year student Tom Todd, Salisbury's legal co=sel, said he did not object to the judges conferring with an outside advisor before the trial, but said continuing advise would influence the judges' charge to the jury to the evidence presented. Third-year representative Bill Thurston, Assistant Dean of Student s Arthur Miller and first-year student F rank Cook, a spectator, all commented the trial should b e kept within the college, and no "pipcline"tothe outside should be opened. Third-year representative Sarah Dean moved Hickam should obtain outside legal help himself if he desires such help. The motion passed without dissent. Second-year student Ted Shoemaker then introduced a revised contempt of court rule, stating a student is in contempt when: --as a defendant he is notified of ahearing but fails to appear, submit a plea in writing or be granted a continuance. --as a wibtesshe is subpoenaed but fails to appe:r. --as a witness he commits perjury or fails to testify, though he need not testify if his testimony could be self-incriminating in future SJC action. --he disrupts a hearing. A spect:tor, first-year student Ellen Tisdale, said the provision against self-incrimination in the rule does not protect students against administration action against them. She also said lmder the rule, alleged co-violators given separate trials can testify against each other. June 12 Deadline To F i le for Seat Second-year students who wish to run for the Student Executive Committee seat left vacant by the resignation of Jerry Neugarten should file petitions signed by of the class by midnight June 1 2 according to Supervisory Committee Chainnan Eric Thurston. Thurston said the election would be held June 14, and nominating petitions should be submitted either to him or first-year student Julie Huff. Neu garten resigned from the SEC Wednesday night to serve as student prosecutor. Second-year student Jerry Neugarten, who had resigned from the SEC e:rlier in the meeting to become prosecutor, said it was possible no witnesses for the prosecution would testify if they were not forced to do so. Neugarten said the choice in this case should be protection for society rather than for the individual. Todd agree d with Tisdale, stating protection f o r the individual should b e central. He also asked Neugarten about statements h e had receiv e d some g uarantees from the administrat i o n about a d ministra tive a ctio n f ollowing the trial. did, in fact, require a second. It was decided since a second h:rl not been clearly called for, and since the status of tl1e original motion was now ambiguous, a special meeting would be required. It was set for 10 pm that evening when it was reported Crawfort could not be reached at that time. At the special meeting, Crawfort was told n o second on his motion w ould mean the motion could be reconsidered at that time. There was n o second. Second-year representative Rick Stauffer then moved the motion be reconsidered. His motion passed 7-1, with Crawfort dissenting. (Cont in ued on page 3 column 2 ) Ice Cream Prize First-year student Mac Greene accepts a check for $ 1 8 70 from the manager of Dipper Dan Icc Cream Shoppe for consuming 38 scoops of icc c ream at a single sitting. His nearest c ompetitor in the contest was Dennis Kezar, another New C ollege student, who h a d 22. New College also took the team title, 260 sco o p s to 5 8 f o r the nearest competitor, Sarasota High S chool. The team troph y is on display in the lobby of Hamilto n Cent e r Miller said the office o f the De an of S tudents would accept as "defin itive" w hatever decisio n is reached at the trial, w hether it believes i t is corre c t o r not. Miller suggested trial records could b e closed o r testim ony heard in p r i v a t e if self-incriminatory testimony is to be giv-en. Tisdale objected the administratio n would hear about the testimony anyway, and would not hesitate t o act on "hearsay" reports Music Festival Program Miller denied the a dministration had acte d o n hearsay in the past, and said it was "unreasonable" for students t o expect t o make rules for themselv e s that are binding on the administration. Includes Seven Concerts Shoemaker then amended h is motion to include provisi ons: --that there should b e sufficient evidence presented to justify a subpoena. --that "other disciplin:ry proceed ings be substituted for "SJC proceedings" in the section giving witnesses protection against self-incrimination. --tha t a wibtess may request closing the trial records of his testimony. Tisdale said there was still no provision that alleged co-violators Yloho are not co-defendents should not be called. Todd also objected to the rule. Before the question on Shoemak r'smotion was call d, third year representatives Bill Thurston and Rachel Findley left the meeting to attend
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June 2 196 7 on cam /2Mine Paulson,.New College Literature Having a good many better things to do the other afternoon, I sat in my room, idly dreaming. Suddenly, a strange notion occlUTed to me: suppose some of the great works of literature had actually been written about New College. What sort of plots would they have? Applying some noted titles to the New College situation, I got some interesting results: PARADISE LOST-The Administration decides intcxvisitation hours are too damn late. A FAREWELL TO ARMS--Students tum out by the dozens to say goodbye to a noted Russian teacher. DEATH IN VENICE--A group ofNew College students decides to travel to a town south of Sarasota to meet with residents of the town and convince them to have a more friendly attitude toward the col FROM HERE TO ETERNITY-Students discuss what they will do after they graduate from New College. THE SOUND AND THE FURYA third-year student becomes an gered at loud record-playing during Quiet Hours. THE GRAPES OF WRATH--Firstyear student Joe Wrath gives a big party before leaving school. THE INVISmLE MAN-The Administration finds the individual best-qualified to become Proctor. CA TCH-22--The Proctor discovers a number of intervisitation violations one weekend. THE AGONY AND THE ECST A SY --A student's feelings during and immediately after an SEC meeting. CATCHER IN THE RYE-The only sober student at a party finds he must keep the others from passing out. YOU CAN'T CO HOME AGAIN-A student's parents tell him what will happen if he doesn 1t shave off his beard. BLEAK HOUSE--Some students comment on Hamilton Center. A PASSAGE TO INDIA--A group of intrepid students discovers where the utility tunnels lead. enaomy devises an ingenious alibi for a elieDt accused of an intervisitatirThe Catalyst every week. SEC (Continued from page 2) During reconsideration of the rule, several members said special conditions at New College, such as relationships similar to marriage, created problems about requiring testimony. The discussion then turned to consideration of the in tervisitation rule itself, with some members questioning the usefulness of any student rules. Stauffersaidthevalue of the SJC was as a "buffer" between students and administration, and moved the SEC dissolve into a committee of the whole to poll members about maintainingthe SJC. The motion was passed. uring the poll; OiiJ.Y crawtost opposed maintaining tbe SJC, al though several members said the question of eliminating the intervisitation rule should be re-introduced as soon as possible. The committee dissolved back into the SEC, and heard a motion by Bill Thurston that Shoemaker's motion be amended to state al leged co-violators can't be forced to testify against themselves. The motion was defeated. Students form Bureau To find Dance Dates Two coeds have established a dating bureau to help New College students find dates for the year-end dance next weekend. Third-year student Kathy Dively and second-year student Sandi Stewart are offering their aid free of charge as a "public seJVice." In addition to finding dates, the girls will give beauty advice, make-up and wardrobe analysis, and actually cut and style hair. The girls assured The Catalyst their operations will be kept strictly confidential. They said they have extensive files and pictures of potential dates, andtheywouldgo to "many places and much trouble" to find the right date for a client. They noted there are many more men than women on campus, and that they would scour "teeny bop dances, the Publix, Dipper Pete's, Ballet School, the Art School, Manatee Junior College, and High way 41" to alleviate the imbalance, if necessary. Interested students can contact Dively in room 207. Firemen fight barracks blaze. For story, see page 1. Shoemaker then amended his own motion th:t: spouses can't be forced to testify against themselves alleged co-ciolators can testtfy at their own discretion :nd both the defendent and witnesses must appear at a trial or hearing. Shoemaker also accepted a rider to his motion proposed by Stauffer that alleged co-violators can request and receive simultaneous trials, and th.at co-defendents may not be reqw.red to testify at their trial. Shoemaker's motion, with and rider, passed 6-2, Wlth Crawfort and first-year re re Natadve Muy .L.mptWda Ollfl a II Stauffer then asked that the two judges who disqualified themselves for the trial proceedings be allowed to participate in sentencing. Todd and a spectator, secondyearstudent Laurie Paulson, argued a disqualification because of prejudice implied disqualification for the entire proceeding, since evidence presented is considered in determining a sentence. In other business, Crawfort reported the Student Activities Fund has allocated $10 for a student phone, $20foraparty, with a guest ofhonorto be announced, and $25 for the East Campus Other. Millerreported Kitchen Manager Thomas Estep did not feel there was enough equipment to make it financially feasible to open the snack bar, and would not be able to open it until September. He reported Music Festival participants would not be allowed to practice in dorms, only in Hamilton Center classrooms when there arc no classes. He also said bicycles shouldnotbe placed in courtyards. In response to a comment by Paul son, SAFC chairman Kenny Misemer said a 75 ft. extension cord would be attached to the student phone to lead the phone into the snack bar and provide emergency telephone service after Hamilton Center closing hours. Special Film Shows Christian Dilemma A special showing of the film "AT" f I 1 .me orBurning," will be held m the large private dining room of Hamilton Center Sunday at 8 pm. The film, which shows one of the modern dilemmas of Christianity, has been obtained by the Rev. Horace N. Cooper, a form e r Army chaplain who is now assisting the dean of students office in the area of religious affairs. "A Time for Burning" tells the story of a Lutheran pastor who attempted to integrate his 0 m aha church only to run into problems both within and without his church. The film was made by the Lutheran Church and is one of a series of controversial films de a 1 i n g with some o{ the realities of religious life. Rev. C o ope r w i 11 be at the showing to discuss the film with any interested students. Outdoor Sale Apparently taking advantage of the bright sunny weather, some enterprising students held an outdoor sale of used books, clothing and other paraphenalia. The sale will reportedly continue today. Final Plans List MorningGraduation Final plans for commencement include a Friday night reception and Saturday morning graduation ceremony, according to Commencement Committee Olairman Diana Shiphorst. Just What You've Always Wanted ... At 8 pm on Friday evening, July 21, areceptionfor members of the "college community" as well as parents of graduating seniors will be held in Hamilton Center. Bound only $10 You're Volumes of The Catalyst Volume II Now Available $6 with your own Catalysts bound to like this offer. On Saturday morning at 9: 301 the formal graduation ceremony will take place, probably inside Hamilton Center. A braos choir will perform, followed by a reading of original poetry by students. After a quiet period, President John Elmendorf will award diplomas and deliver a short address. The graduation ceremony was originally scheduled for Saturday evening, but changed to the morning hour by a vote of the seniors this week. A dinner for seniors with the President will also be scheduled before graduation weekend. -

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Page 4 Editorials A Dangerous Ruling H a judge disqualifies himself from presiding over a case because of either a personallmowledge of the facts of the case or an opinion regarding the guilt or innocence of the defendant, it would seem that he has disqualified himself for the entirety of the case. Not so, the Student Executive Committee voted Wednesday. By a 3-2 margin, the SEC honored a request by second-yearrepresentative Rick St-aufferthatthe two SJC bers who have disqualified themselves from the Luke Salisbmy trial, he and second-year student Geroge Fm kle, be allowed to participate in sentencing. Both Finkle and Stauffer disqualified themselves from presiding over the trial because trey believe knowledge they have of the case may affect their rulings. Presmnably, this knowledge would prevent them from ruling fairly, would prejudice them toward one side or the other in the proceedings. Yet sentencing is not at all separate from the case presented during the trial. In determining sentence, a judge takes into consideration, among other things, any mitigating circumstances which may have been brought out during the trial. H a judge is too prejudiced to deal fairly with evidence introduced during the trial, surely he is too prejudicedtoconsiderfairly the same evidence in determining sentence. It is standard legal procedure that the presiding judge, and the presiding judge only, sentence. In deciding that New College justice :lli0uld be otherwise, the SEC has begun badly a legal proceeding which, above all, should be kept free of any sort of prejudice. It has made a dan gerous and unfair ruling. Interminable War In Memorial Day services in Bradenton Wednesday Brig. Gen. Elliot Thorpe warned against our trapping ourselves into "another hundred-year war" and urged Americans to unite in supporting the President's Vietnam policy. Although we a.ll must share a certain reverence for those Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and a consequent hope that those fighting and dying in Vietnam shall not have fought and died in vain, patriotic support of Johnson's policies may prove the best way to drag on an interminable war. "The policy of the United States in Vietnam," accurding to Defense Secretary RobertS. McNamara, "is to assist the the Government of the Republic of Vietnam in thwarting an armed aggression from North Vietnam. 11 Our objectives are limited, and destruction of North Vietnam is outside those limits. One citizen who lost a son in Vietnam wrote to the State Dept.: "If the North Vietnam Government and its stooges are not our real enemy in South Vietnam, pray tell me, who is? I gather," William Hunter continued, "that our leaders are seeking a 'victory' in Vietnam akin to the one that we had in Korea. If this is so, then the word 'victory' certainly has a hollow meaning. I cannot believe that this country will accept such an end to the war. 11 The more deeply involved we become, the harder it becomes to extricate ourselves without having achieved a tangible victory. Since the American political morality precludes such a victory taking the form of confiscating new territory, it will probably take shape as a fever to "spank the hell out of them Reds. But Johnson and McNamara aren't stupid, and they will avoid wholesale escalation of the conflict if they can avoid it. "The 'victory'," according to Asst. Defense Secretary Phil Goulding, "must be won in South Vietnam; destruction of the Nort:h will in no way guarantee achievement of our objectives." It is not clear if this reflects caution about drawing China into war or if it is an indication that we will remain in Southeast Asia until all Communists, northern or southern, are eliminated as a political threat in 11 free" areas, but left to their devices othexwise. The reasonable assumption is that both factors are behind assertion. The first factor precludes our "going m andgettingthewaroverwith, "while the second precludes withdrawal for years to come. It's going to be a long war, and we wonder how long the moderate forces can keep the traditional American chauvinism in check. For Sde The Catalyst is selling a used standard Royal typewriter. $50. 00. If interested, contact Kenji Oda. The Catalyst June 2, 1967 VIET Alabama's Atomic Bombs Key to Mideast Trouble By WILLIAM PATTERSON News has infiltered that there is a conflict (of interests, no doubt) intheJordanRiver area We view this whole affair dimly--as we do most affairs of the Outside World-because of the course which it is likely to take. Johnson will find that America has a military commitment to both sides. He will therefore send the Marines to Israel, the army to Sy ria. As advisors, of course. The Navy will be out in the Mediterranean, watching the Marines and the Isr
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June 2, 1967 The Catalyst Page 5 Controversy over Honors: three v1ews NC Should Offer Two Types of Program Ed.'s Note: Third-yearphilosophy student Dennis Kezar examines the common arguments for introducing "honors" into our "grading" system. The introduction of a gradation system with three levels, fail-passhonors, in place of the "traditional" pass-fail distinction marks, in my mind, a step both wmecessary and m:J.desirable. First let me consider the reasons which have been and might be proposed for the introduction of such a svstem. "We need," argue some professors, "some way of distinguishing Kezar truly fine work from barely passable on the transcript. 11 This is presumably to aid graduate schools in selecting the highest achievers to fill their ranks. Since we wish to place our students in the best graduate schools, it would follow that we should be as accomodating a; necessary. Obviously, however, seniortlEses and baccalaureate exams occur much too late in the year to be considered by the graduate schools, and this ration ale for giving honors on this work doesn't hold up. As for the need to place such distinction marks on work done earli er, e. g. qualifying examination and independent study projects, a glance at the success 'this year' s graduates met with, both in graduate school admissions and competition for national fellowships, shows that the lack of these on our records did not harm us. If it is said that pemaps graduate schools were more 11m:J.derstanding" this year than they will be in the fld:ure and th;t we should anticipate their future desire for a more detailed transcript by reforming what has been a successful policy, I reply that the same type of reasoning could lead one to conclude that since our relatively bare transcript met sud1 a favorable receotion this year we ought to go even {urther in the same direction. Clearly, we do not need to introduce an "honors" gradation to placate graduate schools; we have a perfectly adequate means of distinguishing "how satisfactory" a student's work was in the form of objective Graduate Record Examnations and professors' letters of recommendation. That such a revision in the evaluation procedure is undesirable is an assertion that I wouldn 1t hold without qualification, however. Granted that such evaluations do not serve a fm:J.ction putside of our school, what could it accomplish within it? The original "New College pioneers" were committed to among others, the ideal that reason for doing specific work was to be within the work itself, and not 1ll an objective "reward" given for the work. We did not, that is to say, desire to develop the attitude of grade-grubbing and hypocritical protestations of interest for a field the purpose of garnering m the eye of Him Who Wields the Grading Pen. As the old adage goes, "Ifyoudon'tplaytowin, why keep score?" The point is, if score is being many are going to play to wm. This attitude is opposea to what we really want, best exemplified by another adage "When the grcatscorercomes to write against your name, he'll write not whether you won orlost, but how you played the game. 11 That is, we should be most concerned about how we play th.e in Academia, and let wmnmgfollownaturally, as it will. The only true reward is not the marl< of ink on one's transcript, carefully preserved for all time, but in whatever personal changes in one'sthought and life result from having done the work. What should be of interest to students and what I believe :i..l of my fellow students would want, is a careful critical appraisal of the thesis or examin a "Honors" means very httle uutself. Why not enclose in a student's permanent file a de-tailed evaluation of his thesis which, after all, should be of interest and use to anyone desiring to find out about him than such a bald thing as "Honors project." I wrote earlier that I wouldn 1t oppose the introduction of a grading system categorically. In this re spect, I feel the students have chiefly themselves to blame for their present problems. We simply haven'ttaken advantage ofthetruly outstanding opportunities available to us at New College to anywhere near the extent which we might reason:bly have been expected t
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