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SJC's First Trial Draws Fire --page 2 Published b Students of New Colle Florida MarchlO 1967 Enslow F indley Win Danforth Third-year students Rachel Findley and Ray Enslow were notified Wednesdaytheyhave been selected for Danforth fellowhips for graduate study. Fellowships Findley, left, and Enslow: Danforth Fellows. Grad Schools Accept 27 Seniors So Far Two thirds of those members of the Class of 167 who applied to graduate school have been accepted by at least one school according to Earl Helgeson, ass'istant to the president. Helgeson University of Chicago; University of Colorado; Columbia; Connecticut College; Duke University. University of F 1 or ida; Florida State U n i v e r s i ty ; University of Iowa i. U n i v e r s i t y of Michigan; Mich1gan State University; New College, Oxford; New York Uni versity; University of North Carolina; Northwestern; Notre Dame; University of Pennsylvania; Syra cuse; University of Texas; Univer sity of Washington; and University of Wisconsin. Only 120 of the national fellowships are awarded each year by the Danforth Foundation of St. Louis, Mo. The awards are made to students nominated by their colleges and universities. This was the first year New College has had students ready to enter graduate school and the foundation made a rare exception to permit the college to nominate students in advance of receiving formal ace re ditation. Each of the Danforth fellowships provides the cost of tuition and fees at any university, an allowance for room and board, plus expenses to attend an annual conference on teaching sponsored by the foundation. Qualification for the fellowships, as specified by the foundation, are that students must show intellectual promise and character, evidence of religious or ethical concern, and high potential for effective college teaching. The foundation is dedicatedto encouraging the development of competent, highly motivated, and effective college teachers. Each of the fellowships is made on a one-year basis, but each is renewable annually for three or more years, providing sufficient timeforstudentsto earn a doctoral degree. Danforth Fellowships are among the most prized in the academic world, according to Dr. Douglas C. Berggren, professor of philosophy, and himself a former Danforth Fellow at Yale University. Study To Be Results Published A report describing the results of an experiment in "Acoustic Data and Recognition in Short-Term Memory" prepared by a New College research team will appear Wednesday in Psychonomic Sci ence magazine. The study, financed in part by a National Science Foundation grant to assistant professor of p>ychology Dr. David Gorlein, was conducted by Gorfein, third-year student Ray Bennett, and second-year student Vicki Pearthree. New College students were paid to serve as subjects in the study. Of the 40 seniors who are "thinking" of graduate school, Helgeson said as of yesterday he knew of 27 who had been admitted to one or more schools. Tw e 1 v e of these students have also been assured some form of financial aid, he added. Students Con,erned About War Form of Conscience' "This is a particularly strong showing, according to Helgeson, "in light of the fact that we haven't heard from a great number of the high 1 y s e 1 e c t i v e schools. 11 Helgeson said the "big competitive schools" such as H a r v a r d, Princeton, Chicago, etc., are expected to notify s t u dents next week "Our admissions picture will probably be pretty clear by the end of next week, be said. ln addition, most fellowship a wards are announced April 1. The maj o: national fellowships--Danforth Woodrow Wilson and Na tional Science Foundation--w i 11 have been announced by March 15, however. The schools which have thus far accepted New College seniors are: Boston University; University of California (Davis); University of Caifomia (Los Angeles); lhiversity of California (Santa Barl>ara); Commencement To Be July 22 The f acuity confirmed Wednesday commencement exercises will be held July 22 this year. Faculty action came after discussion in s;:veraJ quarters of the campus on whether the date would or should be advanced. The Stu dent Executive Committee had earlier passed a resolution urging the commencement date not be advanced "except for valid edu cational reasons." In other action the faculty also voted to set the deadline for completionofscniorprojects at JuneS. Students and other "local people concerned about the suffering caused by the war" have formed the Sarasota Committee of Conscience on Vietnam to raise ftmds to aid "the innocent victims of the war--the noncombatants. 11 At an organizational meeting Sunday night the group of 21 students and approved with minorrevisions a statement of purpose drawn up for the committee by first-year student Roland King. "Aslong as American bombs and napalm kill and maim our fellow human beings in Vietnam, said the statement, "each of us bears a moral burden of responsibility for this ruin of human life. These are ourvictims; as Americans we must do what we can to alleviate their suffering." (For the full text of the statement, see page 4.) Third-year student Ray Enslow, cle:tk of the group, said yesterday he plans to distribute a memoran dum describing the group's goals to faculty members today. Othermembersof the committee plan to begin a campaign to enroll community support for the organization this weekend. Possible methods of raising funds discussed at Srmday1s meeting included conducting an art show. Tutor Roger Peters and first-year student Don Aronoff were charged with contacting members of the local artist community and seeking their support and contributions. Kate Kline. a senior at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, N Y. who visited New College last week, has promised to send some paintings for the show, according to Rachel Findley. Ray Euslow, lower right comer, leads discussion of the aims of the newly formed Sarasota Committee of Conscience on Vietnam. In addition, first-year student DonAronoff plans to set up speaking engagements in the comm1.mity for representatives of the committee. Second-year student Jerry Neugarten will be in charge of raising funds, and Kenji Oda will handle the group's public relations. The group would like to provide medical supplies for civilian war victims in both North and South Vietnam. Congress has ruled that aid to North Vietnam in any form is gal without a license from the Federal Government, however, and the group may be forced to limit their aid to South Vietnam. A non-denominational pacifist organization, the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) has applied for a license to send medical aid to North Vietnam, and it is through this group that the Committee of Conscience hopes to operate. If the license is denied, the group hopes to find other legal avenues for sending aid to both Vietnarns; if this is impossible, however, the committee will give its funds to the American Friends Service Committee for distribution in South Vietnam only. Although one member of the SCCV said he would be willing to take the risk of sending funds to North Vietnam illegally, if necessary, the group as a whole decided it could not ask contributions from community members in Rood faith if it did not restrict itself to legal channels. Findley suggested in the meanwhile members of the group protest the government policy of barring medical supplies to North Vietnam by sending letters to appropriate government officials. The group has tentatively set a regular meeting time of 8:30 pm every Sunday. Dr. Berggren said this is because of the generosity of the awards and the intense competition for them among the nation's student-scholars. Award of the i!llowships was made by a special selection committee of the foundation after a narrowing process that began last fall. At that time liaison officers at accredited colleges and universities began to nominate prospective students. Nomination were limited according to the size of the institu.: tion and New College was permitted to nominate two. Dr. Be1'!1;s;1;ren, who is the New College liaison officer for the Danforth Fellowships, estimated there were probably as many as 2000 students nomin<1ted. These were screened by a special committee and about 400 were subsequently interviewed at regional locations throughout the country. The foundation'sAdvisory Council made the final nominations. Both Miss Findley and Ensbw compiled outstanding records in high school and are Charter Scholars at New College. Fe is To Conduct Politics Seminar Herbert Feis, Pulitzer Prize winning international political observer, will conduct a s e m in a r on "Presidential Decisions" the first six weeks of the next course tenn. ln the seminar Feis, who is at present in charge of a $100, 000 research project on the American presidency, will select a few critical presidential decisions an d examine them in depth. The course is offered to secondand third-year students. Feis, who has a Ph. D. from Harvard University, started his professional career as a professor of e conomics and from 1926-192 9 chaired the Economics Department of the University of Cincinatti. He became an adviser to the Dept. of State and during World War II a consult ant to the War Dept. He studied at the In s t it u t e for Advanced Study at Princeton from 1948-1964, and in 1960 he published "Between War and Peace: the Potsdam Conference," which won the Pulitzer Prize for history. His current research on the presidency is being sponsored by the Charles Warren Center of American history at Harvard. Some of Feis1s major books are "Road to Pearl Harbor, "Diplomacy of the Dollar, "The China T:ngle, 11 "Churchill-RooseveltStalin," and "Japan Subdued." Sunday's Movie Depicts Negro Life Sunday's film will be "Nothing But a Man, 11 the story of a Southern Negro railroad worker. Described by Los Angeles Times reviewer Burt Prelutsky as the only "notable" film "to depict the black American honestly." The movie stars Ivan Dixon. The film will begin at 6:30 pm Sunday in the Music Room of College Hall.
.. Pa e 2 The Catal st March 10 1967 Tr io In Found 'Not Gui ty' C's First Jury Tria The first jury trial on a student disciplinary question in New College history resulted in a verdict of not guilty for three defendents last night. A jury of six students deliberated for 30 minutes before finding second-yearstudentsJohn Hart and Luke Salisbury and thL--<1-year student Sam Treynor innocent of an intervisitation violation involving the sister of a student. Prior to the trial, jurors were chosen from a previously-selected list. First-year students Paul Adomites, Claudia Bolin, Alfred Scheinberg, Joel Bailes and Tom Luhrman and t.hil'd-year student Kathy Dively were admitted to the jury without objection from prosecuting attorney George Finkle, a sec6nd-year student, who was chosen from the Student Judicial Committee to perform this function, or defense attorney Tom Todd, a third-year student. Prospective juror Allan Jaworski, a second-year student, was excused by the presiding justice, secondyear student and SJC Cl1airman Rick Stauffer. Second-year student Ken Moore was excused by the defense. Each side was allowed two such peremptory challenges of prospective jurors. The defense made it clear from the outset of the trial it was continuing with the proceedings under protest. Todd said due to a misunderstanding, the defense did not have the same opportunity to prepare its case as the prosecution. Todd then asked for dismissal of the ch on the grounds the bench was "not impartial. 11 Todd offered to prove this allegation by calling witnesses, but his request was denied by Stauffer, who said the partiality or impartiality of the judges would not effect the fairness of the proceedings. Todd then said this "removed any possibility of a fair trial. 11 Membel'li of the Judicial Committee presiding at the trial left to right: Tom Manteuffel, Rick Stauffer and Dale Hickam. Membel'li of the JUry, including, left to right: Paul Adomites Claudia Bolin, Kathy Dively, Tom Luhrman, and Alfred Scheinberg. Finkle then delivered the opening statement for the prosecution, in which he said the prosecution 1s ar guments would be factual, "not hearsay. 11 He said no violation could take place without there being a possible alternative, but said the jurors should consider objective arguments and not the "possible harassment" of an attorney. Toddsaid the burden on the prosecution was to prove "beyond a reasonable doubt" the guilt of the defendants. He said this could not be proven, since there would be only "suppositions" involved in the prosecution's case. TI1e first prosecution witness was proctor James Murphy, who described the events of the night of Feb, 22 and rooming of Feb. 2j, the time of the alleged violation. Hesaidhe saw a non-student enter Treynor's room after intervisitation hours, but delayed an investigation hours, but delayed an investigation of this until a complaint by a second-year student Tom McDaid w a s made about the noise coming from the room. The proctor said he approached the room about 1:15 and heard a female voice from inside. He said he stood at the door for about 30 seconds, then knocked. Treynor opened the door and the proctor asked how many girls were in the room. Treynor said only one, the sisterof a student who was visiting on campus. Murphy then said he asked all the occupants of the room to come outside. Salisbury, Hart, the girl and the non-student then joined Treynor, the proctor said. In his Todd attempted to c doubt upon the ability of the proctor to distinguish a girl's voice coming from the room. Although the proctor admitted he was not an "expert on voices, he refused to admit the possibility he had been mistaken, or even that there was an echo .in the court that could have distorted what he heard. Several prosecution objections to Todd:s line of questioning were oveiTuled b y the bench. The next prosecution witness was McDaid. He was not cross-exam ined. The final two prosecution witnesses were second-year student Steve Orlofsky and third-year student Shelley Schlicker, who participated in an experiment the night before in a room of similar desil!:ll to Treynor's, in which Miss Schlicker got on the roof and spoke loudly. Inhistestimony, theproctor described the experiment, stating he could not hear Miss Schlicker's voice clearly from outside the room when she was on the roof. The prosecution apparently introduced this experiment from a belief the defense would claim the girl had been ou the roof when the proctor knocked. In cross-examination, Todd dwelt upon the procedures used in getting onto the roof, establishing it was possible with help. The prosecution then rested, and a five-minute recess was called. Prosecutor George Finkle, left, questioning Proctor James Murphy Following the recess, Todd called McDaid as his first witness. Todd established McDaid could not identifythesexofvocalists he heard on records played in the room on the night in question. Finkle objected Todd failedto "cometo a conclu-sion" in his questioning, but was not sustained. There was no crossexamination, Todd then called first-year student Harris Taylor, who testified it was possible to reach the roof of Treynor's room using a refrigerator on his balcony. Once again, Finkle had no questions. Todd then swprised both the pro secution and the more than 50 students and faculty members who were spectators by resting his case without calling any more witnesses. Finkle asked for a recess to prepare his closing statement, which was granted. In his statement, Finkle said he didn 1t think the defense would have presented such a "feeble case," He said the proctor' s testimony was "unimpeachable." and said the defense had presented" only hints. Finkle contended the "conjectures" of Tom Todd were not supported by a "shred of evidence. Todd, in his closing statement specifically raised for the first tim; the possibility the girl had been on the roof since intervisitation hours began, and her only offense was walkingthrough the room to reach the door at the request of the proctor. He said there was no proof "beyond reasonable doubt," and so the jury must acquit his clients. Another recess was called so the bench could prepare instructions to the jury. In his instructions, Williams, left, and Finkle Stauifer emphasized the case had to be proved beyond a "reasonable" doubt, and not beyond "a shadow of a doubt." The jury then re6red to consider their verdict. Thirty minutes later, foreman Adomites announced the defendants had been acquitted. Adomites said later the vote had been 4-2 for acquital, with Luluman andBailesvotingforconviction. Adomites said factors considered by the jury included the definition of "reasonable" doubt and the fact that the proctor stood outside the door before knocking, a procedure they considered improper. The defendants praised Todd' s handling of the case, and said "justice was done. Later, Salis bury commented, ''They could ody have done it with silver bullets. LeHers ... Students Comment: Justice? Is Jarrell Serious2 To New College Students: In reading the latest Catalyst, I learned that the SEC has a new chainnan, first-year student Tom Jarrell. Shortly thereafter, while he was standing just outside my office, I overheard Tom mention in the course of a serious conversation that he intended totransfer to Mark Hopkins College next year. (I first learned of his strong interest in Mark Hopkins through the rumor mill well over a month ago and it was confirmed a short time later when we talked together at some length during my lunch break spent out alollg the water's edge.) I suggest that Tom's recent election is itself the best commentary possible about your government as you have "developed" it to date. (signed) Cope Garrett To the Editor: We have always doubted that students were capable of regulating themselves, and the "trial" of the other night certainly confirms our suspicions. The defendants were obviously guilty ;ccording to the unim peachable testimony of Proctor Murphy; but yet they were found innocent, thus proving that the Judicial Committee is absolutely impotent. There is no question in our mind that the JC will have to be abolished and its functions taken over by the administration. It is true that intervisitation is a miserable rule, but since we do not have the courage to abolish it or the honor to enforce it, we must surrender our power to abler hands. (signed) Charles Thomas Vekert Stu;rt Klugman To the Editor: My observations--for what they are worth--on the tria 1. Some where along the road JUstice lost her balance. That six Jurors could rend e r a verdict of not guilty on three admittedly, obviously, provenly guilty people indeed makes a travesty of JUstice No one with a grain of integrity can look upon thlS "tnal" as anything but vile and vicious. It presents a challenge not only to the students' concepts of right and wrong but also to the Administration. If they are worth their salt, this situation should be rectified immediately. Students have once again proven themselves to be completely incompetent to govern their own affairs. When they are u nw i 11 i ng even to assure the accused a fair tria 1, the time has come for the Administration to restore to JUstice her balance, Disgustedly, (signed) Sandy Sandel'lion To the Editor. OfficerMurphy must be acknowledged as a campus father figure, or at least he was such until the trial last night. He is now a social equal. If you don't believe this analysis ofthe cloying affection for this man by the supposedly bright young adults of New College JUSt considerhow many of us felt some sort of compassion for him after the decision of the jury, how many of us felt that he had been affronted by the verdict. When the jury left to come to a decision it was generally felt that Muq>hy was, beyond a reasonable doubt, coiTect in his assumption of the location of a girl's voice. We had assumed that our police were as infallible as the middle class whites assume the regular police are. The Jury did not. The JUry had its doubts. Everyone had his doubts. Why would they have asked for a JUry trial if Sam, Luke, and John hadn't felt that anyone would have had some doubts? And why, if there are any doubts, prosecute students guilty of a foolish rule? Add to this doubt the foolishness of the rule that would have been enforced after a verdict of guilty and it is all very clear what verdict would have been most intelligent. Only the most a:rbitrary of Justices would have called for a different verdict. So long as intelligent persons stand in JUdgment only intelligent action will be taken. But it is also intelligent to administer JUstice. And this will be impossible so long as our system of JUStice administers unintelligent rules. A ;ury of students will alwaysactaccordingtothereal feelingofthe students. Only when the rules conform to this reality will JUStice be t11e intelligent course of action. (signed) Jon Shaughnessy
March 10, 1967 The Catalyst SEC Makes Periury Student Violation The Student Executive Committee Wednesday made perjury a violation of a student rule. The establishment of the rule, which would apply to Student Judicial Committee proceedings, was passed after lengthy discuss10n ot the necessity of such a rule. SJC member (;eor9! Finkle argued against a perjury rule, stating it might put the SJC "in a peculiar position" andcauscstudentsto perjure themselves merely because the rule existed, SJC Chainnan Rick Stauffer agreed there seemed little necessity for the rule "in extreme cases." Assistant Dean Arthur Miller said "the time forfuzzy-headed idealism has past. Miller said if the SEC has gone to the difficulty of setting up a court system, it should make it a good one. Miller said he knew of five instances of direct falsehoods in disciplinary cases lately. An observer, second-year student Kenji Oda, said the perjury rule was designed to protect defendants against witnesses who lie. Secondyear representative Ted Shoemaker agreed the rule would be of "deterrent value. Stauffer said if the motion to establish the rule was passed, a statute of limitations would have to be imposed on enforcing of the rule. Be suggested two months, The motion, originally made by third-year representative Bill Thurston, was amended to include this stipulation. The motion then passed, with only Shoemaker voting in the negative. The SEC also established the position of prosecutor, to be filled from the student body at large. This change was requested by Stauffer, who said the present method of selecting a prosecutor from the SJC was improper. Stauffer said since the responsibility of enforcement lies with the SEC, they should provide a prosecutor. The number of SJC members was increased from four to five by another action of the SEC. Stauffer requested the change, stating the number of judges concurring in a decision should be four out of five. A question was raised about a judge being accused in a disciplinary case, but no action was taken. Stauffer announced the S}C would meet regularly starti.'lg March 16 on Thursdays at 6:30pm. He said since there would be regular meetings, the length of time required to act on a complaint should be increased from seven to ten days, This change was approved. Mary Lamprech, Eric Thurston, and Sarah Dean at the SEC meeting Faculty Adopts Calendar Change A motion by first-year representative Lee Crawfort to permit a plea ofnolo contendere or "no contest" in disciplinary cases was passed. Stauffer said the post of bailiff, to serve summons and act in other official capacities, had been created. He said second-year student Gary mlliams was appointed bailiff. SEC Chairman Tom Jarrell gave an "inaugural address" in which he said more proposals would be delegated to subcommittees, who would recommend action. He said members should do more work before meetings preparing motions, and said new methods in obtaining student opinion would be sought, including town meetings. Second-year representative Jerry Ncugarten was appointed spokesman for the SEC in investigating the possibility of affiliation with the N ational Student Association. Neugarten said it would be important to determine whether the NSA had severed all ties with the Central Intelligence Agency, who were recently revealed to be supplying NSA funds. A committee to investigate the possil:ility of oooperative privately nm dormitories was apointed. First-year representative Mary Lamprech was appointed chairman, and third-year students Ray Enslow and Chuck Hamilton appointed as members. The SEC passed a motion to send a memo to recreation director Frank Meyer requesting the pool be open for more hours. The necessity of a lifeguard being present at all times was emphasized by some members and observers. Miller said the Commencement date (July 22) would remain unchanged. He also reported a room "for girls only" would be set up in the 200 Court containing hair dryers and other equipment. Crawfort moved $100 of Student Activities Fund money should be given to former asistant to the Colleg e Examine r Gordon Mather so he can come visit the c ampus for a week, T h e motion w as passed. 3428 No Trail 355-3446 FINE DOMESTI C AND Page 3 SEC members Neugarten, Findley, and Bill Thurston Students Elect Judicial Committee Students elected four at-large me m be rs of the Student Judicial Committee and a chairman in a regular election Friday. S e con d -y e a r students George Finkle, Tom Manteuffel and Dale Hickam and third-year student David Hartley were elected at-large, and s e con d-y e a r student Rick Stauffer was elected JC chairman, Manteuffel received the largest number of votes in the at-large election, polling 88. Fink 1 e received 55 votes, Hickam 52 and Hartley 48. Other students in the election includedfirst-yea-student Mary Lou Phillips and third-year student Tom Lawson, both receiving 40votes, third-year student Dennis Kezar with 37, third-year student Shelley Schlicker with 34,. thirdyear student Henry Thomas with 30, and first-year student Gary Moriello with 12. Stauffer defeated second-year student Jerry Neugarten in the election for chairman, 81 to 66. The SJC chairman must be a member ofthe Student Executive Commit tee. althoUSlh members of the Col Council may not nm. SEC arc aut:omatically l>laccd o n the ballot unless they specifically decline Voting will take place today on COPPER BAR 1570 No. Lockwood R idge Rd. 955-3446 I M P ORJED LIQUORS a constitutional amendment to abolish the SEC and replace it with a town-meeting form of government, the exact details of which would be decided at the first town meeting. The election was called for by a petition c ire ul ate d by first-year students Lee Crawfort and Jon Lundell and second-year student Allan Jaworski and signed by over one third of the student body, On Monday, balloting will take place on a number of constitutional revision questions. Because of the length and complexity of the ballots, students will receive forms in their mailboxes Saturday, to be turned in Monday. RIP VAN WINKLE LANES Studetlt ..-.s before 5:30 p.m. 7007 N. Tamiami Trail HAPPY HOUSE LUNCHEONDINNER -COCKTAILS Cards, G ift s & Jewe lry !pierced urrlngsl Members of the faculty adopted Wednesday the Faculty Educational Policy Committee's recommendations for a change in the New College calendar. Before the recommendation can be put into effect, the calendar change will have to be approved by the Board of Trustees. Another contingency is the problem of financial implementation of t h e proposal. According to Vice President Paul Davis, the financial practicality of the proposal "remains to be discovered." The proposal of the fa::ulty committee would retain the present three-year program yet allow extension of the length of time spent by students in fulfilling degree requirements. The committee recommended adoption of its proposal providing three conditions are met, These conditions, in part, were: "1. That an ad hoc committee of appropriate administrative and staff personnel determine that the new calendar is financially f e as i b 1 e (Davis said President Elmendorf will appoint this committee soon. ) "2. That the college finds it possible to provide the n e c e s sa r y c<>unselling aiding students in SARASOTA CYCLE KEY SHOP s.m.,s......SIMe1tU t Sl7' s.... 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Page 4 Editorial R e tain the SEC Students truly interested in effective student government should vote AGAINST the proposal to replace the Student Executive Committee with a town-meeting form of govern ment. We share with the proposal's proponents a concern for the red-tape and the "unnecessary bureaucracy" which has come to characterize the SEC, but we think the best way to streamline student government is to work within the existing structure. The advantages a town-meeting type of government has over a centralized, republican type as we now have are: (1) discussion of important issues will take place among those most interested in a p:rticular problem, as opposed to among a single, unchanging group of ten; (2) Student opinion can be harnessed and mobilized much more efficiently. In a community of this size there is no particular need for a great network of liaison bodies. And in fact, many students have found it convenient to side-step the bureaucracy: those with minor building and grotmds problems go directly to the maintenance crew and avoid the House Committee; those who want a dance might best go ahead and plan one themselves rather than petition the Social Committee .... However, what is needed is an avenue for expression of collective student opinion, and the SEC, much more tively than it has, can serve this function. SEC chauman Tom Jarrell sees the problem and told the SEC he would like to see that body conduct student hearmgs or town meetings on important topics. This would certainly be a more realistic way to solve our campus problems than to continue to depend on the easy but limited of polling the half-formed opinions of students, and, bmgo, majority rules. A town meeting form of go v e r n m e n t can only work if there is a great deal of organization behind it, such as can be provided by the SEC. In addition, much of the existing subcommittee structure would have to be retained. Thus, we see no reason to throw out the SEC and start over. The SEC can provide effective student government if only we will let it. The Catalyst c ... MEDlCAL March 10, 1967 I'll L.l 'J\C-1''MS 01= .. GoMB\NC:. Committee of Conscience Gives Statement of (See story, page 1) The Sarasota Committee of Conscience on Vietnam is an organization concerned about the suffering caused by the war. We feel that such concern has been lacking in much discussion of the war. Whatever political pos;tions we, as individuals, may hold, we cannot denythatwarcausesgreat suffering for which all participants share responsibility. As long as American bombs and napalm kill and maim our fellow human beings in Viet nam each of us bears a moral bur-den of responsibility forth is ruin of human life. These are our victims; as Americans we must do what we can to alleviate their suffering. The Trading with the Enemy Act forbidsthe giving of even medical aid to civilians in North Vietnam unless such aid is licensed by the Federal Government. The Fellowship of Plm:tmciliation Purpose Johnson and the Draft: ship of Reconciliation has applied for such a license. Since we are concerned with fielping war victims in all of Vietnam, we intend to donate whatever funds our local Committee can raise to this organizationforuseinboth North and South Vietnam. If the request of the Fellowship for a license is denied, t!his money will be returned to the local Committee, and we will seek other legal channels for its use in both regions of the country. If none are available the money will be given to the American Friends Service Committee for use in South Viet nam only. In any event, this medcial aid is to be used only to help the innocent victims of the war-the noncombatants. Whether we are allowed to extend our compassion to all our brothers or are arbitrarily restrained, still or are arbitrarily restricted, still our aid will go toward helping the victims of American participation in the war. Ourpurpose is not only to ease in whatever way we can the agony of war through our con-the agony of war through our contributions for medical aid, but also to increase awareness in our own country of the responsibility which we all bear. When this consciousness is awakened then we must all reconsider our attitudes toward the American role in the war in the light of this essential Iuman dimension. Whether we can continue to support that role is a decision each of us must make iD his OWIIl cooPretense By DAVID PIN! because of the conditions oftheworldwe live in now, we must continue to ask one form of service--military duty--of our young men. We would be an irresponsible nation if we did not-4nd perhaps even an extinct one.11 --Lyndon Baines Johnson The President's solution to the oftdiscussed problem of the draft is, if one accepts his premises, very honest, very efficient, and very American. His proposals, based on the recently completed Marshall Commission report, call for an end to deferments for most graduate students, fathers, and men in essential occupations, stricter guidelines for other deferments and use of a lottery to select each year's inductees from a pool of all 19 year olds and those -.yhose deferments have just ended. The President did not adapt a proposal to consolidate the local boards, presumably because his system circumvents them in most matters of important decision making and potential abuse (though it also leaves them less opportunity to consider each case on its merits.) ----:-w/ .. Member Associated Collegiate Press Vol. 3, Number 25 March 10, 1967 Published weekly by students at'New College (except for three weeks from mid-December through the !ir.it week in J a:nuary and six weeks in July and A'ilust). Subscriptions: $5.00 per year (43 issues) or 15 per copy. Address subscription orders, change of address notices and copies to: The Catalyst/New College/Post Office Box 1898/Sar:JSota, Florida 33578. Application to mail at second-class postage rates pending at Sarasota, Florida. Tel. 3S5-5406. Editor .... : ....... Tom Todd Asscc, Editor .. .... .. Kenji Oda Business ... ..... George F lnkle Production Steve Orlofsky Circulation .. . Dale Hickam Controller Edna Walker Pbotognphy ............... David Tekler Staff: Kit Atbuckle, Betsy Ash, living Benoist, Mary Blakeley, Carol ADn Cl>lldress, Glenda Cimino, John Cranor, Allan Jaworski, Pearl Lefkovlts, Jet Lawe, Tom Manteuffel, Abby Misemer, Kay Moller, Laurie Paulson, Mary Lou PhIllips, Katie Smith, Chery 1 White Yet the issue on which the Pres ident has yet to make a decision, that of deferments for undergraduates, may yet prove to be the Achilles heel of the entire draft system, for it forces consideration of the basic implications and in jUStices of forced conscription in a free society which a concern with mere efficiency and superficial inequities only glosses over. In a country with a defense budget of $73 billion, hundreds of thousands of men sitting needlessly in Europe and whose Joint Chiefs of Staff are urging deployment of a $40 billion ABM system, all-voluntary service is disnissed as financially infeasible and conducive to professional militarism. The Armed Forces are already controlled by men who could scarcely be more professional than they are and who often complain about the waste of subjecting a constant stream of unwilling temporary "volunteers" to expensive traning in specialized skills. When the Armed Forces require several hundred thousand men from the several million available each year inequality is inevitable. The only actual improvement the President's proposals make is that everyone can now be subjected to the same inequality, the responsibility for which, we are led to believe, lies solely with a computer, a situation made necessary, of course, by "world conditions. At best General Hershey has been forced to become an "equal opportunity employer. The moral issue of Peace Corps Volunteers, conscientious objectors and political prisoners was not even discussed, forthe morality of conscientious objection assumes a different view of "world conditions" than those with which the President contends with aim itted rompetence and humanity. When our universally acknowledged responsibilities to the rest of the worldareviewedprimarily in military terms where else can one put obJectors to this responsibility but in prison? Ifitwasthe mistake of "1984" to think that a war society could not be an affluent one, it was the mistake of affluence to think that its only threat was to wartime efficiency. Our boys in Vietnam are the best fighters yet, we are told, with unequaled morale. (This makes it all the more tragic that the new order calls for taking even younger men first, when they are straight out of American high schools and unable to question or understand "their'' commitment. What affluence actually destroys (together with the Bomb) is the rationale for war. Those who can most readily grasp this are the distillate of that affluence, living on America's campuses and bribed into silence by their deferments. Those students, for instance, who leave the country are in.ll.uenced in their choice primarily by convenience, not any stated concern for "national" interests. If student defermellts are maintained (as they probably will be for those who already have them) the influx of graduates each year into the eligibility pool would do much to offset the intended effect of lowering the draft age and would also include more "malcontents" in the armed forces. Yet if deferments are eliminated it will almost certainly cause dramatic changes in college admissions policies and the labor market, as Wlskilled students put off college for a year or two while waiting out the draft. At least this decision would remove the threat of conscription from those who arc undergraduates. It is to be hoped that their new fotmd freedom from this particularly Americanfearwilllcad them to spend less time looking, as M acLuh an would say, thro'Jgh society's rear view mirror. If part of the world is still living in the 19th century, it should scarcely be the concern of college students to "educate" themselves to propogate those aspects of world which have no future, w1th so much remaining to be worked out in the world that docs. 11Tomorrow1s leaders" should concern themselves less with the problems within the Selective Service and more to the predicament ot the society that requires it and the individual as he faces it. We would, to paraphrase our leader, be irresponsible students if we did not; and perhaps even extinct ones. If the Government refuses to license the use of these funds in all parts of Vietnam, we will protest such action as inhuman--we do not consider a burned child anywhere as our enemy. But we as a group would feel constrained to comply with the decision. j Arrivals \ Tiffany Hall Tiffany Hall, 19", ?lb. 2oz., was born to Josef and Donna Hall 9:52 am March2 in Sarasota Municipal Hospital. According to the proud father, Tiffany has long black hair, blue eyes, and "is probably the greatest baby ever born! 11 Joe Hall is an admissions and financial aid officcrfor the college. Samuel Misemer Samuel OarkMisemer, 19", 7lb. Soz. was born to Kenny and Abby Misemer7:57 am March 4 in Sara sota Municipal Hospital. The baby has dark blue eyes and very light blond hair, and, according to Kenny, "He looks. like W, c. Fields. Mother and son are resting, but the Misemers will be happy to sec visitors and well-wishers beginning Monday. Kenny is a third-year student in literature, and Abby attended New College last year. Letter Ob servo tions on SEC To the Editor: Let me preface these remarl:
March 10, 1967 The Catalyst PageS Florida Comes Peace Tour to New College By STEVE ORLOFSKY Monday night the Florida Peace Tour came to New College. Organized to gain support for an Anti-Vietnam demonstration in Miami on Palm Sunday, three speakers, two of them from the. Southern Student Organizing Committee (SSOC), the Tour spoke about the fallacies that undcrly American involvement in South Vietnam. One suggested that the reasons for US involvement and for its original committment were built around hypocrisy. Another said that the United States was in Vietnam because it was fighting a nonexistent monolithic Communist threat and that the powerful military-industrial complex which controls America has obvious interests in perpetuating the war. Faculty Suggests Architectural Plans A list of the suggestions of the Faculty Architectural Committee was published this week in response to architect Lester Pancoast's recent presentation of his initial ideas for a plan of the West Campus. The suggestions of the faculty are: (in part) 1. The possibility of scattered or dispersed residence halls should be considered as an alternative to the concentration of all housing along the bay. 2 If housing is dispersed, pemaps the first new residence com p 1 ex should be b u i 1 t somewhere down toward the entrance gate, near the East C:rnpus recreational and dining facilities. 3 Some alternative to "dispersed" parking under or around the trees should be developed. 4. Instead of a single library-of fice-classroom-dining complex, the alternative of constructing several buildings close to one another should be considered. 5. In addition to a college theatre, both art studios and music practice rooms should be built on the East 'Orpheus' Tickets Available from PR S p e c i a 1 students tickets to tonight' s performance of "Orpheus" by the T umau Opera Players are availabl e a t the Public Relatio ns office for $1. 00. The performance will b e held in the Samuel R. Neel Auditorium at Manatee Junior College at 8 :30pm. TheNormanWalkerDance C ompany w ill b e featured. Regular price of tickets is $3.50. campns, hopefully by Mr Pei. 6. Although the students do not want a student union as such, some building should pemaps be constructed which would include the college book store, typing rooms, a Catalyst office etc. Moreover, if any sort of trade seems feasible with the Ringling Museum, perhaps such a building _could con stru.:ted o.a the med1an s t r1 p be-tween theEast and W estcampuses. 7. Some other usc of the Caples Est ate than for f a c u 1 t y h o us e s should be conceived. 8. If a small island is created in the bay, care should be taken to see that it is not unsightly, smelly, transient. 9. The main entrance to the College should not be a straight line bisecting the Palmer campus, but should pemaps move in something like a wave shape from the present entrance to a focal point on the bay which is north of College Hall. 10. If possible, both the Sanford and the Ringling houses should be ret a in e d, for in many ways the former is more interesting than the latter. 11. The faculty architecture committee fully supports the consensus which emerged from the answers to the faculty questionnaire con cerning the student-faculty _ratio, as well as the size and location of both classrooms and faculty offices. 12. The faculty architecture committee also supports the consensus which emerged from the student questionnaire concerning the sex and class integration of student housing. The committee further b e 1 i eves that the student! have made many worthwhile suggestions concerning the various kinds of rooms required. Lastly we were asked to believe that tl1c Communist Chinese are a peace-loving people, without interests outside of furthering the revolutionary spirit within China. ExUniversity of Virginia student David Nolan, a member of the SSOC, noted that the United States has generally offered five contentions in arguing for present Vietnam policy: the United States is defending freedom in South Vietnam; America is defending the right of self-determination for the South Vietnamese; South Vietnam was invadcdbyNorth Vietnam; the US is forced to be in South Vietnam because it must live up to its committmcnts under the SEA TO pact of 1954; and that the Communists have shown no desire to talk peace and, hence, American forces are forced to wage a wider war. A cameraman forWTVT-Tampa records activityduringtheNewCollege appearance of the Florida Peace Tour in the Music Room of College Hall. While admittedly these arc Sec. of State Dean Rusk's one must distinguish between what is said for purposes of propaganda and the necessities incumben on those nations that choose to become involved in power politics. The sudden dcp arture of the French from Indochina in 1954left a yawning power vacuum. Amer ican reaction was to fill it partially by he 1 ping to establish and then support the pro-We stem Diem regime. While the American co m mit ment to maintain Diem was indeed veiled in the name of democracy; if US interests in Vietnam we r c threatened, morality could easily be cast aside. Such was the case of the election for the reunification that was supposed to take place in October of 1956, but was postposcd as the time for the election simply was not right. Nolan is no doubt correct when he charges that the "holier than thou" attitude of the United States is an absurdity and the reasons for ourinvolvemcnt arc probably other than those which arc so often stated. Nolan must indeed be c hastizcd f o r the naivete that he has about power politics, that evil commonly called the balance of power. The current conflict is the result of the insurgency of the Viet Cong. The rationale of reunification was used by the Vi e t Cong. This of course suggests that the war then becomes a civil war and nothing beyond that. Unfortunately, a reunified Vi e t Nam might be Communist, a fact which calls for the invocation of the concept of the balance of power, and the question of whether Vietnam is a civil war is rendered irrelevant. Likewise, the US has r e j e c ted North Vietnamese peace overtures because they call for a compromise of the US power p o s it i o n something totally unfeasible in view of the vast American power commitment in Southeast Asia. It may be in many senses tragic, but the brutalities of Die m, the hypocrisy that ostensibly underlies the American commitment to Vietnam, a military dictator who shows admiration for Hitler are all captive to the concept of the balance of power which in the end determines the condition of the world. Second on the agenda was a Nancy Hodes,not a member of the SSOC, but nonetheless a f e 11 ow campaigner. What she said in instances bordered on the absurd. Apparently the five years she spent in Peking from 1955 to 1960 were efficiently uti 1 i z c d by the Chinese. Rarely docs one find such blind and naive chauvinism. We were asked to believe that the Red Chinese are indeed peace loving and that they arc actually a disinterested party in the world arena of politics. What we usually refer to as "purges, 11 Miss Hodes c h o s c to euphemistically call "cultural revisionism. Her arguments were nebulous to say the least and consequently not completely convincing. When asked about China's bor der war with India (most chose to call China the aggressor), she said that by tradition the land belonged to China and that China was more or less repossessing what was rightfully hers. By this same reasoning Poland could attack the Soviet Union and reclaim the territory it held in 1361, which was later lost to the Russians. We will grant that the Red Chinese have not sent troops to Vietnam, but we will not agree that it is her innate peaceful nature that has been the force ofrestraint. has been the force of rest r a in t Rather, C h in a is plagued by too many internal problems, both politi al and economic, to allow its entrance. If anything, the Chinese economy simply cannot afford to be taxed any more than it is now. We would indeed have to say that Chairman Mao has not found a panacea for 01ina1s own problems and, hence, is hardly in any position to push China into a major force commitment in Vietnam. Finally, SSOC member Tom Gardner chosetotake a look at what he felt to be the underlying tenets of US foreign policy since 1945. Stopping the spread of Communism has been the dominanttheme. Communism has been viewed as a monolithic threat, and the American rea::tion has been paranoid. He further said that e c on om i c interestshave been the factorsthat have determined US action abroad. The anti-Communist paranoia is a rationalization of the interests of American capitalism in the world. American support of dictators and coups engineered by the ClA have been economic in actuality. not purely political. What is behind all of this? The military-industrial complex that controls the United States from within as well as affecting its actions without. The war in Vietnam is the most obvious manifestation of the power of the military-industrial complex. What Gardner in the end concluded was that we are losing our freedom to the centralized im-In response to numerous c omplaints that the cans in the residences are unsightly, the maintenance crew has installed as an experiment a set o f underground trash cans in the girls' court. moral power complex that constitutes the r e a 1 government of the United States. As the government is not acting morally, it is up to each and every one of us to take the morality on ourselves. One can best describe Gardner's words as "silly. The view of Communism as a monolithic threat went out with Me Carthy. The ideaof US foreign policy being merely an extension of the military-industrial complex is an argument that Lenin used against imperialism seventy years ago. It wasn't v a 1 i d then and is by no means valid now. The exact nature of the military industrial complexwas very vague. Oddly enough it rings of the idea that the arms makers were a cause of World War I. Gardner offered the draft system as an obvious example of th itary industrial complex. In view of the fact that this system has been totally changed in the last week, such an argument is doubtful. The existence of an all-pervasive and omnipotent militaryindustrial complex does1t make a great deal of sense. Taking morality on ourselves rings of Woodrow Wilson and his Fourteen Points. Such an answer is about as realistic and concrete as what Wilson had to offer. What was said Monday night points to the fact that dogma is hardly limited to the ultra right. These representatives o f the New Left were filled with ide a 1 s and based their arguments on these ideals. But as William James noted, we 1 i v e in the very dirt of facts, which he went on t o define as simply that which is. If human nature were changeable then perhaps these ideals would be practicable and the world would not be a product of the balance o f power or any other impersonal, amoral force which we seem powerless to control for "good" purposes. If the United States were to simply pull out of South Vietnam, the workings of the balance of power would merely necessitate a stand somewhere else. NC Group To Spend ISP In Colombia Four students and two faculty members plan to spend the next Independent Study Period in Bogota, Colombia, while two other New Collegians will engage in studies in Cali, Colombia. Sarah Dean, Steve Nohlgren, Jon Shaughnessy and Bea Stodola will work with various community projects in Bogota. William Furlong, political science professor, will accompany the students as an onthe-spot adviser. "Bogota does not fit the typical rural image o f Latin America, 11 FUrlong commented "Eight thousand feethigh, amongthe Andes mountains, Bogota has a population o f 3 million. 11 Dr. Corinne Wilson, head librarian, will conduct a project of her own studying the development of American Hbraries. Glenda Cimino and Joan Schnabel hav e been accepted as research assistants for the University o f Florida in a Rockefeller F oundation sponsored study o f urban value ori entations. This grou p is presently undergoing a program of orientation and immunization. Departure for Miami is scheduled f o r March 24. The next day, they will fly by Colombian "Aerocondor" to Bogota.
The Catalyst March 10, 19 6 7 The Neglected Migrant : Friendship Is Only A S t art Concert Pianist A leading concert pianist, Miss Anna Xydis, will give a p i a n o recital t onig h t at 8 pm in the M usi c Room of College Hall. T h e p rog ra m cons i sts of works by Beethoven, M u ssorg sky, Scriabin, Rachmaninoff, and Ch opin and will be ope n to the general public. Cagers Crush New College crushed the American Bank in a Sarasota Men's League basketball game last night, 73-59, O::J.thestrength oftheteam' s best point total in history StarforwardLarry Alexander continued h is hot pla y of the l ast five games and pumped in 27 points to lead the way. Pete Odell added 17, Steve Knowles 12, playercoach Jim Strickland 9, and John Cranor 8 To Give Recital Miss Xydis made her orchestral debutwith the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington, D. C., in the Tchaikowsky Concerto. She has since given recitals in many areas of the United States, Canada, and abroad. American Bank superior rebounding to set up the fast break. New College 1 s lead at one point swelled to 17 peints. N o w 5 9 in league p lay, New Colle g e will n ext play Monday a t Rivetview High a g ainst Royal Tire. Their five wins in a single season is aNew College record for league play. By GLENDA CIMINO In three weeks thev will leave again. Some, for home--back to Mexico: Monterrey, Nuevo Leon; others, back to families in small Texas towns. Most of them will pack their light belongings and board the migrant trucksonthewayto the next camp, the next temporary job, the next crop. This time, it is Ocala, but in a month or so they may follow the crops to the opposite coast. They have been in Sarasota for three months now. Not many people know about them. Even fewer know them and do not realize the mutual loss. The V I STA wodcer in their area, Tony, knows these people, has att a in e d their friendship and trust. Some Spanish-speaking New Col lege students have marveled at their adeptness and alacrity in learning English. But Sababo Camp, Johnson's Camp, and the rest are a long way from S i e s t a and Bird Key. Livingconditionsvary from camp to camp. ln the best of the m, each family has its own separate, all-purpose room with electricity and running water. There are problems. I n Sarasota, there is a new Day Care Center for small children and a health clinic. Other cities do not always make sufficient, if any, facilities available for migrants. Migrants come in all sizes Schooling is difficult to obtain in all cases, with the language prob lem and the impermanence of resi dence. Some parent s leave their children with relatives while they make the m i grant r o unds s o t hat the kids c a n at t e n d school. Bu t six months' or a y e ar's separation of a young child f rom h i s parents i s painful for all concerned. Work in Sarasota is in the celery fields. 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Besides New College's self-styled English tutors, a group organized and led by third-year student Anna Navarro, some of the New College baseball enthusiasts have met the migrants and learned they can play a formidable game of ball. A second en c ou n t e r is scheduled for Sunday after next. The New College contacts with the migrant camp have been beneficialfor both groups. For the migrants, meeting New College stu dents has made them feel that at least some members o f the c ommunity are aware that they exist. For the students, the encounters have t urneda s ocial category int o indi vidual human beings enlivening and enlightening their perspective. ..... ,.... &..mt w .... 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/ J,t,J cam Paulso11 on Elmendorf Sees Societal Paradox The Party In Liberal Arts Education Swirling clouds rushed across the night sky, grabbing fitfully at the stars, taking some and leaving others to shine like the eyes of beasts, frightened by the stillness. "What did you think of it?'' he asked me suddenly. I thought he might mean the night "Think of what?" I asked. "The party," he said. I should haveknown that's what it was--he said he'd be interested in my reaction. "I think you're disappointed in me," I said, to challenge him, and evade the question. "Disappointed in what?" "That I didn 1t get drunk, do something foolish. "No--it would have been funny, but I don 1 t necessarily think you should have gotten drunk," he said. "Youdidn1tdoanything atall, though. You just sat. "So? What should I have done?'' I asked. "You could have gotten into the spirit of it. "What do you mean by that?" I was determined, somehow, to put him on the defensive, perhaps because I had felt that way all night. There was a clear space in the clouds, and all the stars appeared together for just a moment. "Well, there's a kind of attitude, a kind of philosophy almost, you have to at least pretend to accept," he said. "Yes," I replied, almost leaping physic ally on his words, "and maybe that attitude is what bothers me." "I knew there was something," he said, with a sort of triwnphant nod. "Well, there was I said. "The whole attitude, as you call it, is based on a breaking-up of the moments, separating them so each moment has n o pas t and no future. They don't follow--they're fragmented." I s that s uch a bad way to live? I s it better to be in constant fear of the next moment, and always regretting the last one?" he asked, glancing away, then, at Lhc sky himself. It was hard to answer that, b e cause, not long ago, I'd decided for myself I was far too obsessed with the past and future. After a minute, I said, "No. It's not ll.elrt:er that way. But we have to make some committment to the next moment, if only becaus e the minutes really do follow each otheJ; whether or not we recognize it. It's just that, tonight, there was no committment whatever, and that me." "Was it because you were scared that you only sat?" "Stopharping on that. I came to see. I can' t observe and be a participant too. And don' t tell me you're any different. You're always saying you went to a good par ty and I 'll ask you why and you'll say because of the things people-other p eo p 1 e --did. You watch, too. I h a dn 1 t meant to s ound haJ"Slt, but I felt something was at stake--perhaps the whole pattern of my life. Frank's Barber Shop 4 Barbers Next,. 7 0. u.s. 41 Cassatt "But there's an extent to which you can participate and observe too," he said. "And maybe this is only true for me, but I think you observe better, and more, if you participate as well." I looked out at the visible limits of the darkness, and knew there was a chance, an uncomfortable chance, Paulson he could be right. And in some strange way this hurt me. But there was someth;.,ll; else, and I fought for it. "What about the people there who told me they hated par tics? You'd be surprised how many there were. "I don't think I'd be surprised," he said. "After awhile, there gets t o be a compulsion to go to one more party. You hardly think about it, and never wonder why you go. 11 The wind that blew the clouds across the living sky seemed to pull at my thoughts with a restless lifting. I said, ''I guess--! guess it's all in looking for some kind of relationship that can't be found elsewhere, every day. That needs a special situation, like a party-an occasion. 1 "I think it' s a kind of love that' s being looked for, "he said. "Some kind of love that's so great it obliterates everything. That destroys every moment but the present one, since it' s so overwhelming. "But no one finds it. Why do they keep looking? Haven1tthey learned?" He didn' t answer. The clouds, their rushing stopped, had grown to co v c r a 11 of the sky, and every star had disappeared. Ellie's B ooks & Stationery, lne. Complete Office Supplies 1350 IMain.St. '955-3515 Shoe Repair The liberal arts college faces the basic paradox of educating its students for self-fulfillment and at the same time for the "advancement of mankind via knowledge," Pres ident John Elmendorf told members ofthc Sarasota-Bradenton Phi Beta K:ppa W edncsday. In a spc cch entitled "Arc We Double Agents?" Elmendorf suggested educators must work both for and against the interests of students. 1n considering" aspects of education and their relation to each other, and aspects of ourselves as educators and our relations with students, Elmendorf said his basic approach to education is a "societal" one. "We educate the young to make society change for the better." Remarking that many young people today have an "affinity to education in the liberal arts. "Elmen dorfnoted, "Occupational and pre professional motives (for education) have diminished in favor of motives in the liberal arts. Some educators see liberal arts education as spurious, but others sec it as an "opportunity to unshape higher education to fit the new customer." Thus," pre -professional studies diminish; disciplines tend to merge or vanish; and a new product starts being worked on in the educational shop." Yet, he pointed out, the liberal arts colleges are hampered by the fact that "graduate school must be considered because nearly four out of five of the graduates of the best schools go to grad school. ...................... e I ;t .3 "f t\e As A Rule We : : Measure Up To Our .,.: STANDARD i :.'! OF QUALITY : r SfRVOMA TION ., : MATHIAS J .,., l>/ ;:t ,, ;)1 Luggage Repair Custom Made Sandals RICK LUND MANAGER 220 TRAIL PLAZA SARASOTA. FLORIDA ONE DAY ONLY Thursday, March 16, 1967 LONDON GRAFICA A RTS Presents an exhibition ancl sale of original, lithographs, etchings, woocl cuts Maillol Rouault Daumier Carzou Chagall Corinth Picasso Toulouse-Lautrec Dufy Renoir Van Dongen and many others moderately priced Lounge: Sanford House 10 a.m. 9 p.m. Elmendorf The student who has pursued a liberal arts education in his undergraduate years "will have to sublimate almost evexy broad, humanitarian, interdisciplinaxy impulse he ever had." H, characterized activity at most graduate schools as that of "specialists reproducing themselves. Thus Elmendorf said, the liberal arts school faces its paradox: it introduce s the student to many fields but forces him to spt>cialize in one; it encourages him to diversify while warning him, "know his major, or else." The student may in this way become very enthusiastic ;bout broad, humanitarian goals but he "remains haunted by the uneasy recognition that he probably will want to go on to graduate school. "We train the rat to run through the maze, then throw the switch so he gets shocked--almost a perfect formula for psychosis or neur osis. "Is it any wonder, Elmendorf closed by asking, "that the term 'identity crisis' has become a byword of our times?" In response to a question after the speech Elmendorf said it is "very nearly impossible to set up the kind of program the students, faculty and I would like to have here, because if we did very few of our graduates would ever get into graduate school. 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Page 8 The Catal st Photos by TOM TODD C Pillsockers Bow to Sababo New College 1 o s t to a team of Sababo migrant workers 14-7 Sun day in a baseball game at Arthur Allyn Field in Sarasota. New College suffered from the wildness of its pitching, as most of its opponent's runs scored on bases on balls. Pitching duties were shared by Steve Orlofsky, Dick Ogburn and Marvin Jones. Rob Mallet was the hitting star with three for four. In pictures, at top left, New College recreation co-ordinator Frank Meyer, who umpired the game, watches a Sababoplayerleanaway from a high, inside pitch. Top right, the scoreboard t e 11 s the sad story for visiting NC. Right, George Finkle scores for New College. Below right, players gather to decide the batting order. Below left, Rob Mallet cracks a base hit. Bottom left, the Sababo bench. Bottom right, one of the younger fans. March 10, 1967