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Catalyst
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The Catalyst (Volume III, Number 27)
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Salisbury The "'Luck' Salisbury Citizenship Award" was presented to Stauffer by SEC Chairman Tom Jarrell for his work on the recent trial. Stauffer then gave the award, a gavel, Olsen Olsen Wins Fu I bright Award Neil 01 sen has received a Fulbright-Hayes government grant for one year's study at the University of Manchester in Great Britain. The scholarship covers tuition room and board, books and transportation to and from Britain. Olsen, a math student, has also won a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship for <:tudy in the United States Award to Jarrell for use during SEC meetings. Salisbury was one of the defendants at the trial, which resulted in the acquittal of three students. SEC Amends Guest System A new guest sign-in procedure was approved by the Student Executive Committee Wednesday. Adopted at the request of SJC Chairman Rick Stauffer, the new procedure requires visitors staying on campus after 8 pm to be registered on a sheet in the reception center. Iftheguest is to stay after intervisitation, he is considered an overnight guest and must indicate the room in which he is staying on the sheet. In addition, the guest must carry on his person at all times an identification Iorm indicating the student he is the responsibility of. The pr >.;l or may request a v lsitor to produce the form at any time, and visitors may be asked to leave campus if they do not have one. The rule goes into effect W ednesday. In a separate action, Stauffer said open room forms would be placed on the doors of open rooms. March 24, 1967 SEC Names Neugarten Student Prosecutor Second-year student Jerry Neugarten was elected prosecutor of Student Judicial Committee cases by the Student Executive Committee at its meeting Wednesday. N eugarten was selected over second -year student Bill Powell after a discussionofthe advisability of the prosecutor being a member of the SEC. Powell and N eugarten were the only students to express an "en during" interest in the job, accordingto SJC chairman Rick Stauffer. Neugarten, a second-year SEC representative, said there will be no occasions on which the prosecutorwill vote twice on disciplinary cases, even if brought to the SEC for appeal, since he will not be a member of the SJC. In response to comments by an observer, second-year student Lawrence Paulson, Stauffer said the knowledge of cases by the prosecutor will not be likely to affect his vote on appeals, and said the actions of the prosecutor in general will not be grm.mds for an appeal. A motion by second-year representative Ted Shoemaker that no restrictions because of SEC membership be placed on the selection of a prosecutor passed unanimously. Neugartenwasthenchosen prosecutor on a motion by third-year representative Bill Thurston. Although there were a number of abstentions because some members said they did not know Powell. N eugartcn was elected without dissent, 3-0. Neugartcnsaidhewould share his duties as prosecutor with Powell, Proxies once again became the subject of discussion at an SEC meeting when N eugarten suggested they be usedEiuring the coming Independent Study Period, He said they should be used because students have not yet indicated whetherthey wish the prohibition of proxies to appear in the Constitution, and because so many members will be off-campus. A poll showed1 of the nine members, five will be off-cam pus for at least part the study period, as well as the chairman. Of the four members remaining, one will serve as chairman, leaving only three voting members. Neugarten said alternates would not necessarily express the _views of absent members. Paulson protested the students had voted on the matter andhaddisallowed proxies. Paul son said alternates are provided for in the constitution, while proxies are not. He also stated they are not allowed in Robert's Rules of Order. Shoemakersaid the SEC does not have to meet regularly during Independent Study Period, and any problems could be dealt with in special meetings. Other members, however, said regular meetings were necessary. A compromise was then proposed by Stauffer, who suggested alternates be seated first, then proxies. Only one proxy per class would be allowed, and he would be agreed on by absent members, if there were to be more than one member absent in a class. Proxies and alternateswouldbe seated only when needed. Stauffer's proposal passed 4-2, with first-year representative Lee Crawfort and third-year representative Sarah Dean voting in the negative. Approval of anew ballot on Constitutional revision was postponed until the first meeting after Independent Study period. This action was taken because it was felt there would not be enough time that evening to deal with the question, and because the ballot cannot be held during Independent Study because of the absence of students. -Neugarten The appointment of third-year student Betsy Ash andfirst-yearstudent Mary Lamprech to the student commencement committee was approved. Fourth Year """' up en To Some Present third-year students will be allowed to study here a fourth year with financial aid, if necessary, in certain special cases, according to a faculty resolution adopted last week. The adopted policy requires a student desiring a fourth year here Seniors to petition the faculty 5-A Committee, stating his reasons for wanting an extra year, a proposed plan of study, and details of his plans (e. g. 1 full or partial year extension, residence or non-residence). Ocla Succeeds Todd As Editor; Editor Students who are not "truly pre pared" in their maJor fields (due to a late change in maJor, for example), or who do not intend to pursue graduate studies bnt need another year of schooling for careers will "normally" receive approval, according to the policy statement. Paulson Second-year student KenJi Oda was elected to succeed graduating Tom Todd as editor of The Catalyst at a special staff meeting Monday. Laurie Paulson, another secondyear student, was elected associate Editor, filling Oda's former position. In other business, The Catalyst staff heard on finances, incOJporation, and possible expansion of services. Oda opened the meeting by reporting The Catalyst "has just weathered a financial crisis. He said bookkeeping problems had forced the paper to run up a printing bill of "around $1100." The Manatee Shopping Guide, he said, would not print further issues until at least part of the bill were paid. Controller Edna Walker and business manager George Finkle then reported that money in the bank and accounts receivable to The Catalyst totalled over $1100, and that "money ought to start rolling in" on delinquent payments. Todd reported The Catalyst had never claimed payment of $400 the college offered in return for free distribution of the newspaper on campus. (Last night Oda said the financial difficulty has been overcome, and the paper will not be forced to borrow money.) Named Associate After the financial report Todd opened the floor for nominations to the editorship, and Oda was elected by acclamation. Oda's first action upon election was to call for adoption of a resolution commending Todd for "the fantaStic Job" he did as editor the past year. Paulson was then elected associate editor. Todd reported a coq>oration charterforThe Catalyst has been drawn up, and the papers will be delivered to the Florida Secretary of State for approval as soon as the three designated coq>ora te officers--Inform ation Officer Furman Arthur, Controller Charles Harra, and local inventor-author Guy Paschal-sign the charter. Once incorporated, The Catalyst New editors: Paulson, left, and Oda will be a legal entity separate from the college. Oda then asked, and obtained, staff approval of a plan to investigate the possibility of having The Catalyst serve the Ringling Art SchooJ, in addition to New College. The new editor told the staff such a plan would improve both interschool relations and advertising revenue. later in the meeting Todd reported The Catalyst has returned money conditionally granted it by the Student Activity Fund Committee for organizing a campus radio station. However, he will continue to seek off-campus funds for a station, he said. Both Oda and Paulson have been on the staff since Sept. '65, and Oda has been acting editor for the past three issues of The Catalyst. As editor Oda will be in charge of editorial policy, copy editing and page lay-out. Paulson, who will be second-incommand, edits The Catalyst Literary Supplement and writes "On Campus, a column which appears weekly in the paper. In addition to his motives, a petitioning student's total record will be reviewed, and appropriate faculty members consulted before a decision is made. This procedure will be discarded or modified for future seniors if calendar changes are made. The adopted statement says neither the student who "substitutes a fourth-year proposal for sincere effort to meet the normal obli gations" or who desires" Selective Service shelter for one more year'' would "normally" get approval for an extra year. The student who is unable to fulfill "certain formal degree requirements" within three years but whose record shows "genuine effort to meet the requirements" is a borderline case, however. "Presumably there are those who are simply unable to complete an undergraduate education in three years." Mayer To Another Stay Year Dr. George Mayer will remain as professor of history here for at least another year, The Catalyst has learned. Mayer, who has spent the past year-and-a-half here, said yesterday he has obtained a year's extension on a leave of absence from Purdue University.

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Page 2 Editorial SEC and Disaetion Our initial impulse upon leaming of the SEC's "compro mise" decision to seat a limited number of proxies during the study period was to attack the move on legalistic grounds --students have voted to outlaw proxies, and regardless of how SEC members feel toward the proxy issue, this means proxy votes are invalid. However, we can sympathize with the intentions of the SEC. What everybody wants is an effective SEC; the argument that alternates tend to be "also-rans11 and therefore not in reality as effective representatives as hand-picked proxies cannot be accepted at fact value, but cannot be rejected out of hand either. The argument proves nothing because there's nothing to prove. Why does there exist a seeming chasm between the wishes of students and the wishes of their representatives? It is troubling that students voted to outlaw voting proxies and then turned around and elected representatives that voted to seat proxies, albeit with limitations. Last week the SEC failed to act on a motion to lend official support to the Sa rasota Committee of Conscience in Vietnam; a number of representatives reacted that the students should be consulted first, that a vote should be taken. In short, the SEC is afraid to act on its own, suspicious that it is not a truly representative body. The dilemma, then, is this: the SEC has found it needs more discretionary power than it thinks students have given it. This reflects a fear either that students don 1t take SEC elections seriously and have voted in a non-representative group, or that the SEC members themselves are unable to think logically and reasonably. It is true that the SEC and the expressed "will11 of the students have on occasion been at odds with each other. Does this mean the SEC has been illogical, or that students have been? We have joined students in the past in jealously guarding student "power. 11 The SEC has been elected to represent but not, apparently, to lead, to wield any power in and of itself. We cannot, of course, give the SEC carte blanche; we should never fail to ask, why? when we are confused by the actions of our government. But should the SEC itself act so gingerly? We could always "solve" our problems by polling students as each issue comes up; in that case SEC members would be free to go off in a comer and discuss the problems without worrying about representing half-formed opinions We have set up very strong safeguards protecting students The Catalyst Letters former Flexible To the Editor: As a member of what David Pini termed 'America's newest subculture, 1 I have been maintaining a steady interest in the affairs and crises of the College mainly because New docs represent a glimmer of hope in the contempor:uy educational scene. Having just perused a shecf of back-issue Catalysts sent by afriend, I was at once hopefully impressed and sadly dissappointed with the news. Because it is the vices which need to be belabored, I would like to comment specifically on the academic requirements of the College. I do not believe the requirements of the College themselves constitute a problem. justifiably assumingthat the only academic requirement for New College graduation is that one educate himself sufficiently in his particular field of interest, the problem does arise with regard to the methods which are being utilized in attaining this goal. Because New is small and the plan is directed towards the individual and not a herd of mechanistic regurgi tators, there seems to be little need to establish one method for all students by which they might complete their requirements. There is obviously a need to test a student after a duration of time. Why not let him choose his own way-whether it be through lengthy papers, objectivetests, essays, or 'interrogation. 1 On the objective tests, for example, the really adept test-takers mark on impulse and not on thought. Most students, some Reviewer's To the Editor: An omission by the typist and an unfortunate headline made an already poorly-written article of mine in last week's Catalyst seem even more offensive. I apologize to members of the review who, happily, put on a lively and entertaining show in spite of it. from their govemment--pemaps, for our situation, unne-(Signed) cessarily strong. Tom Manteuffel Time Articles Discredit Vietnam By LAWRENCE PAULSON Doctrinaire individuals must step very carefully in the presence of facts. This is especially true in politics, where the realities of situations often prevent either side of an argument from having a monopolyonbuth. Twoarticles in Time magazine this week, quoting reports by representatives of two highly-respected publications, put anti-Viet Nam War idealogues in Just such an uncomfortable position. In one article, Time exploded the myth of the burning of thousands of Vietnamese children by U. .... Member AJsoci,.ted Collegiat
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March 24 1967 The wori< drags on in Hamilton Court (remember?), and college officials have long since ceased to offer predictions of a completion date for the proJect. The wori
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Pag e 4 The Catalyst Faculty Wives Down Coeds; Pillsockers Win, Cagers Lose TheN ew College sports scene was a busy one last weekend. In the annual faculty wives--student softball game, the faculty wives emerged victorious 24-10 in a hardfought game. In a game marked by sparkling fielding and c 1 u t c h pitching, the New College baseball team edged the Sababomigrant workers team 4-1. Meanwhile the NC cagers went down to defeat at the hands of Royal Tire Company 57-40. The faculty wives Sunday evened uptheirannualseries with the New College coeds by grabbing off an easy 24-10 win. A combination of strong hitting, weak fielding by the g i r 1 s and the strong pitching of third-year student Jim Frisch enabled the faculty wives to jump off to an early lead, which was capped by an eleven-run second inning. From then on the wives coasted, as a five-run rally by the coeds in the last inning went to no avail. Noteworthy in the game were that no fly balls were caught by either side and that no put outs were made at first b:se from the left side of the infield, Umpire Jerry Neugarten explained that chances were tough because the left side chose to play back on the grass because ofthe large numbers of lined shots hit. The pitching of Jim Frisch was a decisive factor. His fielding was of considerable help in stifling several coed attempts at rallies. One spectator commented, "If it h ad n 't been for Frisch, it would have been a close game." Tim e 1 y New College hitting, eiTOrless fielding, and clutch pitching enabled the N C hardball nine to get by the Sababo migrant workers team Sunday 4-1. Second year student Steve Orlofsky hurled four-hit ball, had two hits, stole two bases, and scored two runs, as he helped spark the New College pillsockers to their victory. up up up .. inches above freed knees new new new London f lavored mini dresses now now now min i proportioned for jr s where love is a m i ni-sp lendored thi ng George Finkle singled in the second inning, stole second and third base, and scored on a sacrifice fly by Steve Nohlgren. In the third inning Orlofsky lined a single up the mid d 1 e and advanced to second base when the ball got by the center fielder. Rob Mallet drove a sharp ground single past Sababo's shortstop, scoring Orlofsky. In the fifth inn in g New College added two insurance runs. Sababo's lone tally came when Orlofsky walked the bases loaded and then the next hitter grotmd a single into left field. New College was he 1 p e d out of the jam when left fielder Ken Moore threw out the S a b a b o runner who tried to score from second base. New College's basketball team was defeated by Royal Tire in its most recent game 57-40. Though the cagers got an 18-point performance from center Pete Odell, New College was unable to overcome a stronger opponent. N C star Jim Strickland was used sparingly because of a sunburn that he had sustained several days before the game. Larry Alexander contributed 10 points, while Strickland and John Cranor each tossed in six. Cranor noted that New College will meet the Sarasota Sports Committee next Friday night. Bee a use he, Odell, and Strickland want to go to the Sebring races Thursday night, they will call S a r as o t a Sports Committee and ask them to forfeit the game to New College. Sarasota Sports Committee so far this year is undefeated in league play and bested New College by overforty points in their first meeting. When cycling, driving, or crossing a street ... remember, one carel ess second can cause tragedy. THINK SAFETY FIRST! FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY HELPING BUILD FLORIDA Shoe Repair March 24, 1967 on Pau.lso11. The Visitors The bananas were really the last straw. Iwastryingto write my pa per, and was so exhausted from the day-long celebrati on of the first anniversary of the dedication of the swimming pool that I could hardly concentrate. But my roommate's frying bananas in the bathroom disturbed me completely. "Why are you doing that?" I asked. "It's an old recipe taught me by my grandmother on her death bed, he replied. "It goes very well with cottag e cheese. I didn' t believe him, and suspected he had some other motive. "This place has gone to pot, I said, and stalked out into the night. I met the proctor, coming from the first court. He seemed to be mumbling to himself, and as I got nearer Ire alized he was looking up and counting. "17, 18, 19 ... he was saying. "What are you counting?" I asked. "Girls on the roof, he said. "I don 1t see any girls on the roof, I replied, looking up in the same direction. "I didn 1t either, before the trial, 11 he answered. "But now I have to. 201 21. He walked away, still counting. There was no one else in sight to talk to, so I wandered idly in the direction of Hamilton Court, which wasn' t finished. The latest estimate on the completion date of that edifice had been that it would open sometime before the seas run dry, but I felt that, as usual, this was an excessiv e l y o p t i m i stic report. As I got closer to the building I seemed t o catch sight of a flickering light inside the dining hall, and some m ovement. I guessed that some door had been left open again, and the people inside were students. Sure enough, !found an open d oor, and entered the darkened building. I was greatly surprised h owever, to find inside not students but the Amherst Track Team. Yet even this wasn' t as shocking as the sight of the enormous object they were gathered around. It looked like two gigantic dinner plates fastened together, resting on legs. It seemed to be some kind of flying saucer! "What'sgoingon?" I cried in as tonishment. Several o f the members of the track team turned to look at me. Suddenly, two o f the SARASOTA Flower Shop Ma"-It a habit 110t 011 occaslo11 1219 1st Street 955-4287 Luggage Repair largest of them jumped u p and ran toward me. They seized me and pinned my arms behind me, then pushed me forward to the center of the group. "What's going on?" I asked a!!;ain. "What are you doing here? What's this thing in the middle o f the floor?" Paulson One of the members of the track team stood up and spoke. "You have discovered our secret," he said. "You must die." "What secret?" I asked, bewildered. "That we aren't members of the Amherst Track Team at all," he replied. "Well, who are you?" He was silent for a m oment, then answered, solemnly, "We are creatures from outer space, and this saucer is our craft. With that, he unbuttonedhisshirt. Sure enough in the center of his chest was a large red eye I listened, astonished, as h e ex plained the whole d evious scheme. "We come from the planet Org, in the Adrenal G a laxy. We had always intended to take over the earth because o f our s uperior mental and physicalpowers, butneed e d a base of operations. It happened that we heard about Hamilto n Court, and this seemed to b e our chance. We sent an expedition t o earth wh ich killed the Development staff and replaced them with creatures from our planet, w h o b y a special for mula we m ade to look e xactly like the people we killed. I t was then an easy process to fit the building out according to our needs, keeping it closed to other eyes. 11 "Oh,"Isai d, "sothat1swh y Hamilton Court never opened. "Yes, 11 he said, "It was finished months ago, and was merely waiting for our arrival. When all was ready, we disguised ourselves as the Amherst Track Team and came t o Sar:sota. Fromhere, wewill c o n quer the earth. "Diabolical," I said. "Yes, butnowthatyouknow, you cannot liv e Saying this, the Orgian reached into hlS pocket and pulled out ahollowt ..tbe. N o doubt it was some kind of weapon, an Orgian pipe. I feared I was done f or. Suddenly, wehearda noise at the door. Turning around, we saw seven men dressed in white shirts and shorts and carrying rackets burst into the room. Made Sandals "It1sthe Wesleyan tennis team! I said. The men in white raised their rackets. A blinding flash emergedfrom the rackets, and all ofthetrackteam fell dead. "Who are you?" I asked, when all was quiet once again. Just one from our collection inf ormally modeled on Saturdays by our teen board members monTGOmERYROBERTS second f loor dow ntown RICK LUND MANAGER 220 TRAIL PLAZA SARASOTA. FLORIDA "We're g overnment agents, posing as members of the Wesleyan Tennis Team," one man replied. "We knew about the Orgians for a l ongtime, but we had to wait until they revealed themselves before we acted." "They can open Hamilton Court now," I said, happily, and started back to my room. When I g o t there, I discovered my roommate had turned into a chimpanzee be cause of his culinary efforts. I'd heard of having a monkey on your back, but this was r i d i culous, I let him outside and went to bed. I d have to finish the paper s ome other time. SARASOTA CYCLE KEY SHOP .. s.r...t. SIMa ,,. lSU S.... sm.t BAY VIEW Cleaners and laundry Complete Laundry and Dry Cleaning Drive -In Sto.-e: 1530 1st St. 955-0937 A nna Nava rro, Sch o ol R epresentat ive


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