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/.//// / -OHN F.LME!-<"DORf DR, & MRS. J pR.SIDfl S s:;S B LVD. OF 33571 SARASOTA, FLORIDA Volume III Number 39 SJC Votes Probation After Salisbury Plea A reduced sentence of social probation forsecond-yearstudent Luke Salisbury was the result of a hear ing Saturday after the previous Wednesday's abortive Student Judicial Committee trial. Salisbury's sentence followed a plea of guilty to an intervisitation violation and a conviction of contempt of court at the trial. Salisbury had originally pleaded notguilty to the intervisitation violation, necessitating the trial. At the hearing, Salisbury also indicated he had dismissed his attorneys, third-year students Tom Todd and Sam Treynor and firstyear student Don Aronoff. Salisbury asked the SJC for leniency on the contempt charge, saying he had not been advised he would be in contempt by Todd. Dr. Kay R e signs F o r Rollins Pos t Professorof Psychology Dr. Brian Kay will leave New College for a position at Rollins College, Winter Park, Fla., in the fall. K:y told The Catalyst last night he has accepted the chairmanship of a new behavioral sciences department at Rollins. Dr. RollinB. Posey, chairman of social sciences here, told The Catalyst the college will look for a replacement for Kay, but he doubts the college could "get anybody of caliber this late in the year. Posey termed Kay's departure "a great loss" to the college. Kay joined the faculty last Sep tember. He indicated he was attracted by the "challenge" of his new position and said he was lookingforwardto implementing "some ofmyideas" in getting up the new department. First Music Scheduled The first of seven public concerts by members of the faculty of the third New College Swnmer Music Festival will be presented tomorrow at 8:30pm in Hamilton Center. Pianist Jacques Abram, flutist Julius Baker, oboist Robert Bloom, violinists Anita Brooker and Paul Wolfe, cellist Bernard Greenhouse, and violist Walter Trampler will perform pieces by Mozart, Debussy, Ginastera, and Braluns. Individual tickets will be sold at the door for $3. The contempt charge came about when Wednesday's trial was interrupted by first-year Student Executive Committee representative Lee Crawfort, who attempted to enjoin the proceedings. Crawfort said the trial could not proceed because there were appeals pending before the SEC. At this point, Salisbury and his defense attorneys left the room. Presiding judge Dale Hickam shouted after them that the trial was still in progress, then gave Salisbury five minutes to return to the room. When he did not return, he was found to be in contempt. At the hearing, Todd said he had not advised Salisbury he would be in contempt if he did not return, although Sa4sbury was close enough to return to the teaching auditorium, where the trial was being held, in time. The SJC deliberated three hours in sentencing Salisbury. They decided to place Salisbury on Social Probation for this term and the next Deadline Wednesday For Room Deposits The deadline for 1967-1968 room depositsha;beenextended to Wednesday by Assistant Dean of Students Arthur Miller. Miller said students must either pay the $50 deposit at the Business Office or tell Miller why they cannot pay the deposits. Students who miss the new deadline may be given lower room priorities than the class of 1970, Miller said. The $50 deposit is deducted from the room and board fee, and is re ftmded if the student is asked to leave the college. term for the contempt conviction, and for the following two terms for the intervisitation conviction. Because of the leniency plea, however, the Social Probation for the third term of next year was reduced to Imminent Social Proba tion. SJC Chairman Rick Stauffer said the committee had also been len i'!n!. innol >eilding Sa1isbLt:y1s to i;lu: College Co;mcil. Stauffer pointed out Salisbury's sentence indicated the SJC will issue punishments on a term-toterm basis, ratherthan terminating social sanctions at the end of the year, as has been the practice in the past. Behind SJC The relative leniency of secondyear student Luke Salisbury's sentence handed down by the Student Judicial Committee Saturday can be attributed largely to the efforts of student prosecutor Jerry N eugart en. In an argument submitted to the SJC at Saturday's hearing, Neugarten Sali::buxy ''was not principally responsible for the Contempt of Court Action" taken against him when he failed toreappear before the court after leaving in mid-session last Wednesday. Salisbury did not realize he was violating the contempt rule, Neugarten said, and the guilt for the contempt charge properly rested on the "entire defense team" that did not inform Salisbury of the implications of his actions. "The only sense in which Luke Salisbury caused the contmept of court action was in his particular choice of defense cotmsels several weeks ago. 11 Neugarten concludedthatthe SJC Festival Concert For Saturday New College students, faculty, and staff may obtain free passes to all seven concerts from Mrs Elizabeth Heimert in the Humanities Office. No one will be admitted without a ticket at concert time. The second concert of the series Stmday afternoon in Hamilton Center will feature the same musicians plus cellist Christopher von Baeyer of the New College music faculty and the Music Festival chamber orchestra. Practicing for the Concert Other leading chamber musicians who are on the Festival faculty and who will perform in subs
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Editorial Reforming the Draft We are opposed to conscription in principle, and we don't think the idea of an all-volunteer amty has been adequately investigated but discussion of whether there ought to be a military draft or not would be purely academic at this poi.nt. Congress is on the verge of approving a four-year extens1on of the draft, and some of the details of the proposed law de-serve comment. The most controversial question concerning draft revision has been that of student deferments. The about-to-bepassed law retains deferments for all college undergraduates whose academic worl< is satisfactory to their respective schools. Gone are the selective service college examinations and the use of class standings in determining deferments. We think student deferments are unfair and should not be retained. The deferment discriminates against those economically incapable of attending college. It also discriminates against those who have no intention of attending college, financially able or not, for vocational, cultural, or circumstancial reasons. It is true students will join the 1-A pool upon completing their undergraduate careers, but wars are fought in the present, and students should not be able to buy more time than non-students in the hope war is ended in a few years. Barring the elimination of 2-S, however, we welcome abandonment of the selective service exams, which discriminated against non-science students, and the class-rank system, which forced students to take courses different (i.e., easier) from what they would have taken in pursuit of an education. A second point of contention is the retention of local board autonomy in the system. The new law would propose uniform national standards in classifying and inducting young men, but local boards are free to ignore them, Although we recognize the dangers of a cold, impersonal, bureaucratic central draft board making all the decisions by computer, we think there is some middle ground between that and the infonnal, unavoidably discriminatory system now in operation. Local boards should be 't'etained to make initial classifications and hear preliminarypeals. However, inductees should be selected nationally and randomly by computers to insure equal treatment to all potential inductees of a particular priority, regardless of race, social status, or place of residence. This lotterytype induction process could be bypassed when there is a need for men with special skills. We applaudthereversingofage priorities so that 19-yearolds would be called before older eligibles in each classification. The disruptive effects of drafting older adults settled or about to be settled in families and careers can easily be avoided by tapping the nearly two million youths who tum 19 each year. We have one moral reservation in that it seems unfair to force the fighting burden on one special class(i. e., 19-year-olds), but arbitrary limits on age must befixed, and 19-year-olds apparently make good soldiers. Finally, we are disappointed that the law would specifically limit conscientious objectors' deferments to those who profess religious reasons for seeking them. The law would deny humanist reasons, not to mention the more controversial political ones. This is an unwarranted regressive step. Ray B. Enslow The Privilege of Two Wrongs Make One of the nicest things about power is its gift of prophecy--of the self-fulfilling :variety. With onlyenough power and cleverness, one can transform eiTOrs of judgment into profound foresight, and construct realities from the whole cloth of private Or, to put it another way, the means can be made to justify the ends. Thus it may be a bit misleading to evaluate the policies of power in our usual way--to asswne,that is, that means and ends are determinable and static, and can therefore be weighed against each other, in the scales of justice, like so many sides of beef. There are, of course, a nwnber of rather tenuous presumptions underlying this method of evaluation, especially as it is applied to distinguish between "just" and "unjust" wars. One such naivete is the assumption that concepts of "justified" versus "unjustified" means have any relevance to warlare. War, after all, is precisely that condition in which "all's fair, as the saying goes. That is, we are at war whenever we stop judging our means by any criterion except expediency. Another doubtful asswnption is that goods and bads are the kinds of things that can be quantified and balanced out; it may be that some Wrongs are qualitatively distinct and are not cancelled out by any Right, no matter how big. But the real problem may not be that of dec id in g whether a big Right and a smaller Wrong make a total Right, but in recognizing that--as a matter of fact--it is possible for two Wrongs to make a Right. When one is fundamentally mistaken, it only requires a bl= der of sufficient magnitude to tify the mistake. LeHers In tervisi tatio n Hours Vietnam (youknew it was coming) provides the paradigm. Our side of the war in South Vietnam stood on the brink of disaster in the early months of 1965. This failW'e was a result of our continuing inability to act upon what we preach: that the Vietcong uprising cannot be put down by purely milit;uy means, but must be undermined by genuine political and social reforms. Our desperate predicament was resolved by a full-scale American commitment to the war by the middle of 1965. In order to justify this commitment, however, it was neces s;uy to publish a White Paper concocting an imaginary war against North Vietnamese aggression --a position we had not taken previously, and one which hardly conforms to the fact that there were only perlnps 400 Northern troops in the South at that time. But, lo and behold, the North Vietnamese response to our escalation sent tens of thousands of troops south within the next two years, thus lending at least a thread of support to the State Department's lies (we donotdeal in euphemisms like "credibility gap" here). To SJC To the Student Judicial Committee: Gentlemen: Thankyoufor yoW' recent ruling. Youstruck a blow for student apathy. Sincerely, (signed) Patricia Sanderson Keep James Outside To the Editor: I like James Dickey (both of them). Although I have wondered what happened to the rabidl)" enfor c e d rule prohibiting dogs on campus, I really don't mind meeting him in the courtyard. But his presence in the dining hall is another matter. I am afraid of being beaned by a flying porl< chop being thrown to him. I am afraidofbeing eaten accidentally. And I am afraid of a health inspector finding him in the dining hall. In short, I wish the people who let him in, inadvertently or not, wouldn't. (signed) Edna I. Walker Criticized lntervisitation became a subject for discussion once again when Stu dent Executive Committee Chairman Tom JaiTcll suggerted at the College ColDlcil meeting Wednesday intervisitation rules be eliminated "as soon as possible." Jarrell said students have felt the rule intervisitation was a "convenience" in dealing with "other conunlDlities," but had been used for "malicious purposes." I arrcll was apparently refening to the recent trial of second-year student Luke Salisbury. Jarrell said the rule should be rescinded because of these "malicious" uses. Dean of Students Robert Norwine saidtherulecould not be eliminated because of the college's responsibility to the c o m m u n it y state law regardmg statutory rape and for academic reasons. Dr. George Mayer said removing intervisitation rules would cause "households" to be set up on campus, a situation he. cons;.dered detrimental. by Jarrell No action was taken on ]aiTell's suggestion intervisitation rules be rescinded. In o the r business, the Council decided the SEC will be in charge of a series of tables in Hamilton Center for dis p 1 a yin g political p a mph 1 e t s, to be known as the "Fonun." It was decided the tables will be removed if a college f1mction requires the use of the entire building. In addition, no posters will be permitted on the walls. Elmendorf also said the displays should be in good taste. Several faculty members on the Co1.mcil suggested class officers for both graduation and alumni pur poses were needed. It was pointed out SEC are considered the officers of the classes. It was agreed signs will be erected in the tumaro1.md in front of H_amilton Center prohibiting parkmg. The equation goes like this: Wrong plusWrong equals Right. Similar procedures have been followed throughout this war by our government. As Theodore Draper said (Commentary Jan. '67) "Once American and prestige are committed on such a profligate scale, the 'commitment' develops a life of its own and as th e saymg goes, good money must be thrown after bad. 11 The point isthat now it is very probably true that th.ere is no alternative open to us wh1_ch could result in anything but nun for South Vietnam it is already ruined. .T!tefactthatit was Johnson's policles--not those of his critics-which brought us to such a state becomes irrelevant when it is m and e d of the critics that they either offer easy and fool-proof solutions or sh\3: up. That the Power: a Right doves are g i v in g comfort to old Ho is only a meaningful charge on the assumption that we are go-Enslow ing to continue on our present course and ignore the doves' advice any w a y But this, too, is inevitably forgotten. Here, then, is the real magic of Power. Power can force its critics to deal on its own terms, and to be immediately relevant to the realities th:t Power itself creates. So when Johnson finally succeeds in starting a war with China, he will have been ultimately vindicated; and the cries of the doves that such would not have happened if they had been heeded long ago will become truly irrelevant in the face of Jolmson's self-validating "foresight" that Vietnam demands a firm stand in response to the "aggressive ambitions" of the Chinese. Johnson's means will have fully justified his ends. Member Collegiate Volume Ill, Number 39 June 16, 1967 Published weekly by students at New College (except for three weeks from through the fim: week in January weeks in July and August). Subscriptions. $5.00 per year (43 issues) or 15 per copy. Address subscription orders, change address notices and undeliverable cop1es to: The Catalyst/New College/Post Office Box 1898/ Sarasota, Florida 33578. to mail at second-class postage ratespendmg at Sarasota, Florida. Tel. 355-5406. Editor ............ KenJi ()do Assoc. Editor ..... Laurie Paulson Managing Editor Steve Business ........... George Fink e Circulation ....... Dale Hickam Photography .. ,, ..... Tekler Staff: Betsy Ash, liVing Benoist, Mary Blakeley, Glenda Cimino, Allan Jaworski, Abby Misemer, Kay Moller, Mary Lou Phillips, Shelley Schhcker, Smith, Edna Walker, Cheryl White

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June 1 6 196 7 Pag e 3 U of F Students on cam us with Laurie Paulson Float Down Rive r Compre hensi veness Imaginative students at the Uni versity of Florida have come up with a novel way to beat the summer heat--they float down rivers in inner tubes, sipping beer and watching the world go by. 11 Strldenly the rivers of North Florida arc full of students, inner tubes and beer cans, reports the Florida Alligator, student newspaper of the Gainesville campus. There are drawbacks to the sport, however. The local police, it seems, have begun receiving complaints about "drunken students floating down rivers, and several atTests have been made. Books & Stationery, Inc. Compl e t e OH ice Supplies 1350 !Main. St. 955-3515 SARASOTA CYCLE KEY SHOP s.r..... s-. 1 tn UJ l' Stwtw Street BAY VIEW Croquet Tournament The gleaming, silver train rushed through orth Carolina late at ni)l:ht. I saw the bright, frozen stations with deserted platforms becauseicouldn'tsleep in the seat that hardly reclined at all in the car with the lights dimmed at ten o'clock, c.:>ld with air conditioning. I watched the occasional lights beside the tracks as we tunneled through the dark countryside, and cursed the strike that had grounded the planes and sent me on this 23-hour ride, and thought it ironic I couldn 1t sleep, after two weeks of not really sleeping. Because Comprehensives had come to tear open quiet, hot July, and we were amazed, and dismayed, and perhaps a little terrified. I think the very first thing was the Social Sciences reading. It was a few weeks before Comps when someone discovered we were expected to read all of the Social Sciences texts, all the way through, and not just the assigned parts. No one had been entirely sure until then. (And the Social Science department w as n t entirely sure which were the required texts. ) We hadn't read them, most of us, and we began the thousands of pages, and began to understand just what we'd have to know, not only in Social Sciences but the other divisions as well, and we felt the first, sharp edge of panic. Cleaners and Laundry Complete Laundry and Dry Cleaning Second-year student Jerry N eugarten is aiTanging a croquet tournament for New College students Sunday. Interested students should sign up in the lobby of Hamilton Center. Above, second-year student Bill Powell on the croquet courts. It was a gradual realization, not sudden, but we found there was an immense, seemingly insurmountable quantity of facts we would have to know. There were five separate disciplines in Social Sci ence alone, and Natural Science courses we'd had so long ago, the first term. There was Aesthetics, which, somehow, could be recalled as the dream at the beginning of a long sleep. 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"Command Pet "E fol'tl\aftce" o11e piece matelasse I n pink yellow white ncore 'two pieca In pink blue white $21. otfl y. obJectively and specifically. Cll1 all oi them. STARKER'S W HERE THE A E STHETES ROAM SANDALS IN GOLD OLEO MARGARINE SERVOMATION MATHIAS W e m ade schedules, alloting the day s for e ach subject, until the day o f the first t est. And f o r many o f us it seemed natural t o study in grou ps in rooms, f o r support and sympathy and des?air and calling out q uestions for mutual considerations, and intelligences g leaned from a close questioning o f some professor about the content of his examination. Books piled on the floor, people sprawled in e very comer, we drifted, sailed, mutually toward a mutual shore. One night, just befor e Physics and Chemistry, thefirsttwoexams, we studied late, obliviously, and a .knock came in that innocent time before proctors were taken seriously or possessed the least indication of intelligence and we were said to be breaking intervisitation. Breaking intervisitation? When all we were concerned about was staying here for another year, passing, the most important thing in our lives" Indign:nt, we brought books and lamps and chairs and cokes and a pizza cooked on an electric frying pan to the central court where we resumed our studying to amused LUNCH DINNER COCKTAILS TRY OUR SPECIAL BAR-8-0UED RIBS .. .. : E 5 MAINLY i i BOOKS, Inc. i St. Armands Key stares, and people joined us and brought coffee and someone played the required music in their room so we could hear. And the next day, the Administration said it was all right to study, co-educationally, for comps, and the first mass demonstration inN ew College history had been successful. But Physics and Chemistry exams gave us little hope--some people Paulson turned in the Chemistry exam without a mark except their names. There was a nervousness, a new tension, that night. The possibility of failing, of having to leave school, seemed far closer. And we were tired, really tired. Fool ishly, I went on a boat ride the day after the first exams--it was Sun day. I got a little seasick, because I was exhausted, and 1 remained seasick for next five days As each exam came, as there was no more question of what to study each night, bl1: only a desperate preparation for the next day's onslaught, relief at the ending of the ordeal increased with the conviction that it had been a disaster, that all was lost, and there was not even time to apply somewhere else. I fell asleep during my last three exams, jolting to consciousness and going back and correcting the gibberish I d scribbled while dozing off. I turned thelastpaperin and went back and slept as if I'd never slept, ever, before. And the next morning, I learned I'd passed everything. So the train trip was a strange, long, dull anticlimax. And I was SO_:terytired .. was someI knew that l .had passed, for aU our cooperation, alone, that it w:u my accomplishment and I had something to display, if it was questioned, I h a d braved it all, all the dangers, the academic terrors, and I'd won. So I w a tched the North Carolina night, without sleeping. .. ----------------------DISC SHOP ELECTRONICS, INC. For all your record needs conveniently located in Cortez Plaza AfttlaW JIOW .. THE CAMPUS BOOK SHOP Hardblcln Menchamr: DEATH OF A PRESIDENT Alma: WORLDS-ANTIWORLDS Paperback: O'ConlloM EVERYTHING THAT RISES MUST CONVER&Ii lutl'lshaw: THE POEM ITSW (alld. MANY otfr.nll Plenty of Good Light makes easier home study. HELPING BUILD FLORIDA

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The Catalyst Pag e 4 June 1 6 196 7 The Big Dance: Something for Everyone SARASOTA Flower Shop Make Ito llobir-not .. occas ion 1219 1st Street 955-4287 :RIP VAN WINKLE LANES Shldeet rates before 5 : 30 p .lll. 7007 H Tamiami Trail k C) Baccalaureates Set In Social Sciences C) '"0 ;;: nl Q >-.0 "' 0 .... 0 lf Written baccalaureates for third year majors in the social sciences will be administered Wednesday, July 12 from 9 am to noon, ac c ordihg to Division Chairman Dr Rollin Posey. Posey made the special an nmmcement this week because an exam schedule published by the College Examiner' s Office was incomplete. HOLIDAY INN of Sarasota-Bradenton 822 1 N o r t h Tamiami Trail Restaurant -Cocktail Lounge Yacht BasinSwimming Pool Phone 355 2781 -<' I There was something for just a rout everyone who attended last weekend's year -end school dance. Clockwise, from left: The Galaxies provided soul music for the dancers: second-year student Jerry Ncugarten demonstrates his peculiarstyle of dancing withfirst-year student Charity Rowland; even the f aculty got into the act as Professor of Philosophy Dr. Douglas Berggren takesthe floor with third-year student AnnaN avarro;Neugarten, exhausted at the dance's conclusion; students take a break from dancing to enjoy a steamboat roast buffet. Two Swim G r ou p s H ol d Meet Here World swim records may fall tonight and tomorrow night as the Hollywood (Fla. ) Swim Association meets the Sarasota YMCA team in a dual swimming meet at the New College pool. The East Coast team is bringing more than 100 swimmers for their assault on the record book in the college' s 25 meter pool. Bill Watrous, program director for the local Y, said that the Hollywood group is hoping to shatter records in at least eight events. He said that the Hollywood group doesnothave access to a 25 meter pool in its own area and is planning to make an all-out effort while here. More than 90 events will be held the two evenings, from 6 p.m. until dark. Just What You ve Always Wanted ... FirstYear Exams Set For Tommcr rON All first-year students must take College Level Examination Program (CI.EP) exams tomorrow at 8:30 in the teaching auditoriwn of Hamilton Center. These tests are equivalent to the College Comprehensive Tests (CCT) given first-year students at the beginning of the year, and results from the two tests will be correlated to measure improvement. Bound Volumes of The Catalyst Volume II Now Available only $10 $ 6 with your own Catalysts You're bound to like this offer. \ Poll Monday for SEC Seats Student s will go to the p olls Monday t o vote in a special election necessitated by two resignations from the Student Executive Committee and a recall petitio n No nominating petitions were f i 1 e d for the seat of third-year representative Rachel Findley as of last night, according to Supervisory Committee chail'lllan Eric Thurston. Findley resigned hst Wednesday night, citing personal reasons. Second-yearstudent David Moore is the only student who has filed a petition for the seat of Jerry Neu garten, who resigned to become z:>rO$ecut)r. First-year students will vote to determine whether to recall Lee Crawfort. A petition asking for Ius recall was submitted to the Supervisory Committee last week. Crawfortwascensuredby the SEC at a special meeting last week after an unauthorized attempt to enjoin the trial of Luke Salisbury.


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