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News Release (December 18, 1967)


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News Release (December 18, 1967)
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News Release New College, For Immediate Release; 1 - 73 - 12/18/67
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RELEASE NEw CoLLEGE SARASOTA, FLORIDA 33578 1 -73 -12/18/67 813 / 355 7131 Ref.: Furman C. Arthur FOR RELEASE SARASOTA--A retired military chaplain, now a special counselor at New College, is discovering that college students is not at all like counselinP, servicemen. "No one is sent to see me at NeH College--all the counseling I do is voluntary," explained Rev. Horace N. Cooper, special counselor since June. "Besides, the work load is lighter. The students are involved with each other to such an extent that they solve many of their problems themselves," stated Rev. Cooper. Ordained in 1931 as a Congregational minister, Rev. Cooper was pastor of two churches in his home state of Colorado before beginning service with the military. He was chaplain for 25 years in the Army Air Corps and the U.S. Air Force, servinp, in the Mediterranean and European theaters durinp, Horld llar II, and Korea durinp, the police action there. Rev. Cooper was interim minister at the United Church of Christ in Sarasota when a member of the church, New ColleP,e Vice President Paul Davis, approached him about becoming counselor there. more


NEH COLLEGE Page 2 "Hy disabilities as a counselor," said Rev. Cooper, 11are that I'm a clergyman, and not a young one, and had a tour with the military establishment. All of these are qualities somewhat suspect in the minds of the college student today. Yet I think I've become a friend to many students at New College. I Hant it to be that don't "Tant people assigned to me for counseling." his activities at Nel-.J College, Rev. Cooper raised sufficient funds in the local community to establish a coffee house on the campus. In fact, he sees as one of his functions improvinP, relations with Sarasota by letting local residents find out "t<7hat students are really like. ''I admire many things about New students, 11 Rev. Cooper said. "Hypocrisy isn't part of their scheme of life--they don't feel it to be necessary. They are involved with each other. I admire their academic freedom, though this puts great stress on some of them. And I approve of their simplicity of dress. "Another thing--all of them love Ne't-.J College. This leads me to believe l-Te are really accomplishing somethinr;." Rev. Cooper feels there is a conflict between college youth today and older members of society because the older members of society because the older generation refuses to recognize that society, and young people, have changed. "Members of my according to Rev. Cooper, "don't recognize that youth are better informed about, and more interested in, more -\


NEH COLLEGE Pap,e 3 social and political The young people of today want to make changes in the fabric of society--changes that are lonP, overdue." Hov1 can understanding be promoted? Rev. Cooper believes the churches can help in some "They should participate in the life of students, not religiously but as friends, confidants, and supporters. The same sort of thing, I p;uess, that I'm trying to do." 30 -

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