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April 1, 1966 Stipulation of Sanctions Fails tn SEC by 3-3 Tie A provision to stipulate for every student rule "the possible sanctions entailed b y a violation of that rule" failed to pass the Student Executive Committee in a 3-3 tie. The vote, from which one member abstained, was taken at the SEC's reg u 1 a r meeting Wednesday which was attended by seven members. Members of the cast for tonight' s reading of "Telemacpus Clay" Jl:O over their lines in College Hall. The "curtain goes up" aftel' dinner. The proposed amendment to the s t u d en t government constitution goes on to say "and such sanctions must be fitting and appropriate to the seriousness of the infraction. Itwastabled at last week's meeting of the SEC because of strong opposition from several members. Actors To Present New Forum This defeat means the amendment will not appear on Monday's ballot with the other eight appro ved last week for consideration by students. Eleven local actors will present a "new" New College experience at the Forum tonight--a reading of Carlino's controversial play. "Telemachus Clay. 11 "The play is an experimental Mayer to fly To India Dr. George Mayer, professor of hiunding in Sarasota was made public only yesterday, those who had already known about it--medical personnel in the area--have expressed enthusiasm for the idea, according to Furman C. Ar oC'lur, Information 0 f f ice r. Dr. John Elmendorf, president of the also expressed enthusiasm, pointing out that the institute will provide New College students op portunities for advanced under graduate work. The research center, which will include a greenhouse and complete time-lapse photography facilities, will be moved from its present h('adquarters at Lake Bluff, Illinois, to college property in the barracks area. These facilities will allow Ott to continue studies of the effects of light on plant life--a subJect he has worked on for many years. Besides providing expanded portunities for science-mind e rl students, the research center wtll benefit the college also by bringing research scientists into close contact with it. Ott said he is establishing the institute here because he feels there is"an environment forfree research and thinking which makes advanced research easy. 11 the s e arch of a student's person with a properly issued warrant. The amended amendment provides that "at no time" may the SEC (or its subsidiaries) search a student'S person. Personal belongings of students are also exempted. As the wording now stands, the jurisdiction of the government to search applies only to the room and college property (desks) within the room. Students are guaranteed freedom from search of their perSee Editorial 'Write In' Page 2 SEC Query More Urgent AsCopQuits The SEC has requested President John Elmendorf to advise that group of steps being taken to obtain a campus proctor. The SEC's ql!estion has taken even more importance because of the departure of the present watchman, Mr. George Keller, who was hired in January. In a motion passed without dissent at Wednesday's meeting the SEC d i r e c t e d the chairman to 11 r e q u e s t the presidentto advise the SEC of steps being tak en to implement the decision of the College Council (to hire a proctor)taken weeks ago and Keller toremindthat, ifpossible, the SEC would like to have something to do with interviewing and hiring the proctor." Mr. Keller left New College "fur the North at 5130 this morning. He said he had submitted several resig nations to Capt. Ralph E. Styles over the last few weeks but each time had been persuaded to stay on. He cited personality conflict with other members of the college staff as the reason for his decision to leave today. He also said he had left a note cx)'laining his action. sonal property (such as trunks and footlockers). The SEC also formulated a recommendation to the Student Disciplinary Committee concerning t.he modes of procedure for issuing warrants. Under the terms of the recommendation any member of the SOC may issue a warrant to any other member or to a proctor. Tqe SOC member who issues the warrant may not take part in any investigation involving that war rant, however. If the validity of the warrant is questioned (under the reason" clause of the first amendment), the decision must be made by the full Disciplinary Committee. This recommendation is notbi;n,.. ding on the SOC, however. Ray Enslow acted as chairman of the meeting in the absence of cur rent chainnan David Allen. The m e e t in g started late because of confusion resulting from the lack of a provision for appointing an ac chairman. Qualifying Exams To Begin April11 Students who have not yet indicated the qualifyinF, examination(s) of their choice should do so at once, annotmced Dr. John French, College Examiner. TI1e exams, which will be used as counseling aids in determing students' readiness to major in his chosen field, are scheduled for April 11, 12, and 13. On the first test date, students will be given four to six hour exams in two sessions, in their intended major field; the next day, athreehour preliminary foreign-language competency exam will be given; on the final test date, students who have a second choice in majors will be allowed to take qualifying exams in that field. Dr. French expHrined the need for registering for these exams early in that the printed exams in each field have been ordered in specific quantity with only a small surplus. "Failure tot ake a qualifying exam in:d:ion either intentionally or by having neglected to indicate your choice by the deadline (March 9) will be considered a failure in arequired activity of the college, "he said. Some atural Science majors have already taken their qualifying ex a:ns ahead of timP Brinton Conducts First Seminar Dr. Crane Brinton, rtght, conducted his f1rst seminar with New College students yesterday afternoon in the Pompeii Room. Dr. Brinton will be on campus for at least a part of the independent study period and he will lecture in the New Perspectives series a week from this coming Thursday.


Page 2 The Catalyst Editorially Speaking Let's Protect OurselvesWrite In The Necessary Provision Students will not have an opportunity to express their o pinion on the key provision of the proposed Bill of Rights because too few members of the SEC realize, or, apparently, even understand the importance of setting maximum and minimum sanctions to be levied against lawbreakers. There is still a way, however, for students to vo-=-on .nis vital question--a write-in vote. In the box below is printed the proposal which was defeatC'd in meet ing of thP "EC. To makf' write-iu votP o:::tsier. T!-1.,. alyst urges every student to cut the box out of the paper and affix it to their ballot Monday. If c u <' 11 g h of us do this, there is a chance we may save our gO\, em mental system from absolute chaos. We say a chance because there is no guarantee the SEC will respect a write-in vote because there is not provision made in the SEC's election system for such a vote! We do have faith, however, in the ability of our representatives to recognize the will of their constituency when it is plainly expressed. They could not ignore a heavy write-in vote for the ninth amendment. Why is specifying "punishments to fit the crime" so important? In order to insure equal treatment of all citizens before the law. Equality is a fundamental principle of the American legal system--it would also be fundamental to the New College legal system. There is no other way to assure that convicted violators will be treated equally unless the law explicitly states the possible range of sentencing. Personal factors and the good character of those judging cannot--almost by definition--be relied upon to create a fair system. A major argument voiced against specifying sanctions t the cumulative character of the New College disciplinary system. The American system is also cumulative (third offenders have it worse than first offenders), and it is generally considered to work as well as any human system can. Why should we expect less in our own legal system? The cumulative natur of our system is said to complicate beyond practicality the process of determining sanctions. The Student Disciplinary Reform Committee will meet Saturday to set down some sample sanctions and thereby to prove the task is possible--not easy, but possible. The SDRC should have a sufficient number of examples to pre sent to the SEC in its next regular meeting. We hope the reticent members will be convinced when they see the" impossible" done. A further argument against a specified system is that it is too 11 cold'' and "impersonal" This argument would be droll if it did not reveal a pitiful lack of comprehension of the fundamentals of government and law. A "warm" system and the hearing of" personal" or "intimate knowledge" on the outcome of a case is diametrically opposed to the traditional p r i n c i p 1 e s of jurisprudence. Only those facts which are proven in court may rightfully be brought to bear on the question of innocence or guilt. There is no room for "warm personal factors'' in questions of law. We are in danger of establishing a system strong and structured in principle yet weak and loose in execution. It is a fine thing to extablish guaranteed rights for the citizens of a community. But if one does not go the rest of the distance and strictly define the powers of the government over those citizens, then the guaranteed rights are merely farcical. The Catalyst urges all students to vote yes on the proposed Bill of Rights. We also urge that t h e s e rights be made complete. I wish to cast one vote FOR adding the following amendment to the constitution. All student rules must specify the possible sanctiOns entailed by a violation of that rule, and such sanctions must be fitting and appropriate to the seriousness of the infraction. Vote As You Wish ... But VOTE Letters Omission Defended To the Editor: In an editorial entitled "Omitted Right is Most Important," The Catalyst last w e e k said it was "disturbed" by strong opposition among some SEC members for a proposed constitutional a me n d m en t that would have read: 11 All student rules must specify the possible sanctions entailed by a violation of that rule, and such sanctions must be fitting and appropriate to the seriousness of the infraction." 1 am one of those who expressed "strong opposi ion, an 1 wuuld like to explain and defend my po sition. First, I a p pre c i ate the desire among proponents of this amendment to protect students from cruel and unusual punishments; however, it is my contention that to enact the amendment (which I shall heretofore refer to as "the ninth" )would be unnecessary and, in fact, undesirable. Those who support the ninth and the strict government structure to ward which we are drifting are ob viously loo\

April 1, 1966 Editorially Speaking U. of F. Editors' Plight Decried Readingofthe plight of the University of Florida's student newspaper editors makes us especiallymindful of The Catalyst's extreme good forttme. Self-supporting financially and responsible only to itself for editorial content, The Catalyst enjoys a freedom comparable to that of commercial journals. However, our own good forttme does not leave us any less mindful of the implications of President J. Wayne Reitz's actions in Gainesville. Dr. Reitz reportedly_offered two basic reasons for dis:rnissingthe editors of Ibe Alligator. (1) They were irresponsible and inaccurate in their news coverage and editorial positions; (2) They failed to represent the student body. Ousted editorBenny Cason charged "outside interference" and infringement of the freedom of the press. In anticipation of this charge, Dr. Reitz had written that the problem "is not one of freedom of the press" but of failure on the part of the editors to exercise the responsibility of editorship. We strongly disagree with Dr. Reitz. Freedom of the involved. Anewspaperisnotdesignedto "represent" its readership. In fact, the best papers are those that present responsible but controversial opinions and viewpoints. We do not lmow the full facts of the case. Benny Cason and the others might well have been irresponsible. But we do feel it was not Dr. Reitz's place to fire them. Student publications can be an effective voice in campus affairs, but only if they can remain reasonably independent of administration, faculty, and students. Workers began laying bricks for the connecting walkway to Hamilton Court this week. Most of the wood supports have been removed. Work on Phase II continues ahead of schedule. Alligator Editors Ousted by Prexy Three editors of the University of Florida's student newspaper, The Alligator, have been dismissed from their jobs, according to reports carrier! in area newspapers. According to yesterday's St. Petersburg Times, two of these editorswerefiredbyuniversitypresident J. Wayne Reitz in an unprecedented move overriding a previous decision by the school's Board of Publications. Originally, the Board, after vot inJ;t to dismiss editor Benny Cason, had appointed Andy Moor and Yvette Cardozo acting and managing editors, respectively. Reitz, however, decided to fire these people as well, and he appointed Drex Dobson, who had been managing editor, to take over the editorship. President Reitz; charged all three former editors with irresponsibility and inaccuracy in reporting news. He also charged that The Alligator had failed to represent the students. During the meeting at which Cason was fired, a "petition" Hsting seven grievances against the paper was presented by student president Buddy Jacobs, according to the Times. The petition was, however, apparently unsigned. Letters (Continued from preceeding page) taste and good A few bad apples can wreck the picture. Instant bad apple disposal is a gain the answer. Embarrassing, act.ion, yes, but the al-H R Committee Voices Strong Support Among the grievances listed were: unfavorable coverage and editorial comment regarding certain faculty members; constant and unprofessional harassment of state govern ment officials and "friends of the university;" unwarranted rudeness tow;trd university administrative officials; alleged use of the news paper as a vehicle for personal vendettas; and alleged inaccuracy and irresponstble coverage of news, including several specific incidents. excise boldly aDd ICl'apetbe S'lll"rcnmding tiSSUe. Congress will apparently stand firm in its refusal to cut the National Defe se Student Loan Program (NDSLP). Activity in the House of Rcpre... chM pMaiUft &om students, parents, lid ecfaeaton has beaten back, at least temporarily, President Minw the bad apples New College shows much more promise than most of w townies anticipated. It is unfair to criticize its failures w it h out mentioning its successes. Only ten students h ave quit in the school's second year. This is better than the first year and considerably better than average for the nation. No professors have quit. This is certainly a record. There is a hard core of charter students who have made extraor dinary progress in the most important directions, and that is all that was ever expected of New College--to g i v e bright, inquisitive young p eo pI e the opportunity to exercise their minds to advantage and to indu,lge their interests through inquiry 1 e s s restricted by formality than on the traditional American campus. New College has gone places already. There will be troubles and scandals and disappointments because it is a gathering of humans. I recommend but one strict rule: no bad apples. Try harder not to pick them. If you pick them, get rid of them, and let the chips fall where they may. The good apple5 don't need rules, just more opportunities. Myopi.J)ionisthat Pat Tarr would have left any place far from home free from intercollegiate rivalries and other traditional distractions and without long summer vacations. He is a fine young man and should go a long way among his own kind. (signed) Guy Paschal Editor's Note: Mr. Paschal is a Sarasota inventor, newspaper columnist and radio broadcaster. He has shown great interest in New Collt:ge and its students. Theory of Relativity To the Editor: Johnson's plans for discontinuing that program this fall. The death knell for the Administation's plans were a p parent 1 y sounded March 17 when Representative Edith Green (D-Ore) announced her Subcommittee on Education had voted unanimously to reJeCt any proposed cuts inNDSLP. She then addressed the House on the urgency of the matter and had read into the Congressional Record a series of letters testifying to the importance of continuing the program. The NDSLP is a federally-fin anced college student loan program, through which students are allowed to borrow up to $1300 per year under extremely favorable repayment terms. Underthe terms of the Higher Education Act of 1965, thi s program is to be phased-out by a privately-financed loan program with federal interest subsidies. In an attempt to cut costs and get the Federal Government out of the student loan business, President Johnson proposed that NDSLP be dropped this fall. A wave of protest, as educators and business people throughout the country felt this was an unreasonably quick phase-out period. The Catalyst editorially supported an extension of NDSLP throu!lh the (Continued on Page 4, col. S) Vol. 2, Number 25 April 1, 1966 Published weelcly by ot New College (except forthreeweela from mid-December tluo\lgh the fint week In January aDd six weela In Jllly ad Augult). Subacriptlons: $5.00 per year ( ia\les) or per copy. Addreol subocriptlon orders, change of Office Box 1898/Saruota, Florida 33578. Application to moll ot ....:ond-cl .. poage ratea peDdlng s--. Florida. Editor Tom Todd .Aaoc. Editor ....... Kenji Oda 11\llln-.......... Jerry Neugarten Production ellery! McWb01ter Cb<:ulotion ... Moira Cosgrove Cotnoller ........... Edua Walker PbocogN!Iby ... Bruce Guild Staff: C..Ol Ann Oilldreto, Glenda Cimo w m boa meetfag to fire both Moor and Clll'doza, as well as CuOD, but It failed to gamer the necessary-two-thirds vote. The Board of Publications is composed of five students and four faculty members. Cason denounced Reitzrs action and hinted that outs1de intexference was involved. "It may be more than coincidence that Haydon Burns was in Gainesville (site of the university )today," the Times quoted him as sayil:tg. "I can't believe Dr. Reitz is acting on his own." Reitz; was reported unavailable for comment, but The Alligator reprinted a letter he supposedly sent to the a s s i s t a n t director of the Journalism school, explaining his actions. The letter said in pait "The pro b 1 e m before us is not one of freedom of the press; rather it is the failure of the editors responsible for publication of The Alligator to exercise and accept the responsibility with which they have been charged." See Editorial, column one Page 3 Supervisory Committee Meets Sun. KenJi Oda, co-chairman of the Supervisory Committee, has announced a meeting of that committee scheduled tentatively for Sunday afternoon at 4. Details of Monday's balloting for the proposed bill of rig11:s will be discussed. The SupeiVisory Committee is a sub-committee cf the Student Executive Committee, and it is in charge of all student elections, official petitions, student meetings, and any general balloting, as provided in the SEC charter. Serving on the commtttee are co-chairmen Oda and David Allen, Tom Manteuffel. Nancy Redick, and Shelley Schlicker. At Wednesday's SEC meeting, it was hinted that, for the first time, voters' names will be checked off as theyturn in their secret ballots, in order to insure against ballotstuffing and similar practices. In connection with this stricter procedure, it is also expected that the ballot box wi 11 be open only during certain hours of the day when members of the Supervisory Committee will be available to man it. The ballots will be distributed on Monday and will probably be accepted through Tuesday, according to Oda. The ballot will have the proposed amendments reprinted on 1t w tth revisions. Extensions For Guests Refused Dean of Students Robert. Norwine reports that students will not as a rule be able to have guests on campus for more than the initial signin period of one weeknight and two weekend nights. Dean Nor wine, who is ODly person em powered to pant extensions bevQDCf this limit, explained that the col-: lege is unable to accomodate atl the guests who would like to stay on campus. "At one point just the other day the situation was so bad that, had I granted all the extensions requested, there would have been more guests than students on campus! he said. There has been no thought what loevergiven to restricting visitors within the initial limits, Dean Nor .. wine told The Catalvst. To sign guests in for that in it i a 1 period, students must fill out guest forms countersigned by a member of the Student Executive Committee. Speakers Meet Sunday Members of the Speakers Bureau will meet Sunday at 2:00 pm in Dan Haggarty's room 112, for an organizational meeting. Mrs. Pa tricia Drabik, advisor to the group, urges all members to attend. In 1960, Abraham Kaplan of the University of Michigan contributed an essay on power to a book called Power and Conflict in Organiza tions. His reflections on v a 1 u e and its r e 1 at i on to organiutions are rather useful in considering the SDRC and their proposed amendments. He finds three principle value theories operating in organizations: those of the subjectivists, who find all their values in what they feel, who are a I ways trying to see what's in it for them, and whose values can easily move in a utopian direction; they easily become projections of private fantasies." It would seem to me that most of the recommendations of the SDRC are in reaction to those few students with a subjectivist point of view. In so reacting they would appear to have taken the absolutists' point of view. The absolutist point view "is completely dispersonalized The absolutist has a complete and ela:. borate system, and his values are deduced from this impersonal system He has in mind a system by which all such decisions are governed, and he has no choice but to yield to these forces. His power will rest primarily on a coercive base .. For the absolutist, values do not have the character of choice; they do not depend on how you feel; they have to be deduced from the system." In our case, for the SDRC sugge-sts an abdicat1on of responsibility to a system and by thus overreacting has ignored any at t e m p t to approach the problem on the final, r e 1 at i vis t level. The relativist position, that of most students, much to their credit, "says that values are obJective, but that they are grounded in the situation (and) recognizes that other people and himself are also part of the situation He does not J us t if y the particular choice by reference to abstract principles, but the other way around. He justifies abstract principles, whenever he uses them, by reference to their appropriateness to the circumstances. His thinking is inductive--not deducting from fixed premises what must be, but rather generalizing on the basis of experiences available to him what is appropriate to each new situation." In all fairness it should be pointed out that this approach has its shortcomiDR:s. Rela-( Continued on page 4, col. 2) mioo, John H<, O.eryl H-, Dale Hickam, Allan Jaworski, Tom Manteuffel, Kay Moller, Neil CUen, Steve Laurie Paulooo, Da vid P1n1, Patty Slemh>old, Beverly Sboenl>e>Jer, s-Trey>ior, Lu Wal li.Difozd, O.eryl White Students woke up one recent morning to find the fountain in Court I of the residences full of thick foam. Bits of foam were floating around the courts for days afterwards. The fountain has since been cleaned, but the culprit who started the mess has not been found.


Pa e 4 {', marcato ----,.. I oJ 1 I "'--' I 1 clef notes I Bv KenJI Oda Jazz Snobbery 1 Readers of Down Beat magazine have of late been using the letters section ofthat magazine as a forum in which to argue the merits of p o p u 1 a r m us i c in the United States today. Somewhat disturbed by what has been said therein, I w o u 1 d like to c on t r i but e my thoughts on the matter. Jazz has for some time assumed a snobbish role in relation to anything smacking of commercialism. This critical attitude extends beyond the 11 top 4011 music into the realm of popular and cocktail jazz mqsicians, such as Dave Brubeck and, more recently, Ramsey Lewis, who are innocuous but solid jazz mus1c1ans. Somehow, to jazz so phisticates, these p eo p 1 e have sold out and are unworthy of the jau idiom. Well, things were really brought to a head last fall when Daniel Filipacchi voted for the Ro 11 i ng Stones in DownBeat's 1965 Intern a-Oda tional Critics Poll. Immediately, readers blasted Mr. Filipacchi, claiming his vote was 11 an insult to the critics p?ll. 11 Since then, the debate has continued without respite. As I see it, the only legitimate basis for such debate is whether the R olliD$1; Stones (and other groups and mdividuals who have since been d r g e d into the conflict) can b e comidered a leg itimate jazz voca l group. tror as far as quality goes, the poll ask for Mr. Filipacchi's opinions, and if he thinks the Rolling Stones are good, then it's all right with me. To develop a workable definition of vocal jazz is one of the ponderous problems which beset this poor writer at this stage in his life. In past years, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, and Louis Armstrong have all done well m male vocalist categories of the various JaU polls. Yet, they represent four very different styles of singing. Also, in the "less-sophisticated" jazz polls conducted among Jla;r readers, Barbra Streisan t e gston Trio, Peter, Paul & Mary, and the like hav e done extremely well. If we are to include such as these among the ranks of 11 jazz vocalists, 11 then why not the Rolling Stones a group which has incorporated many elements of the rhythm-and-blues style ofWaters, et al, into a popular idiom? The real point, I suspect, of the readers who are disturbed by the trend among some Jazz critics to take an increasingly f:M:>rable view toward pop music is that they are shocked that such a view can be and las been taken by 1nfluential, respected Jazz "experts. 11 The wall between jazz and pop music is being broken down, from both sides, and apparently some Jau fans are scared of the prospects. I se<> no to be. sliop rliE fOUR CORNERS of TliE (flObE i .... .!. .. I could argue for hours with anyone who says, as some have done, that all pop music today is trash. In any field aimed purely at making the almighty buck, there is bound to be a )l;reat deal of banality. However, in such groups. as the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, there exists a quality of musicianship aDd showmanship equal to the pop music 01 any recent decade. A few Jau musicians are making itbygoingcommercial, and a few pop have become musically sophisticate d. So what? The mainstream ot jazz conttnues to progress unmindful of the approval or disapproval or disinterest of the general public. Most jazz musicians are still starving, struggling. The union of JaZZ and pop can do wonders to the economy of the former and the quality of the latter, and no one is hurt, except perhaps by envy. Some people, I think, are afraid of losing their martyrs. If the cavortings of Hentoff, Shepp, and c o m p a n y are any indication of what's happening, then they can quit worrying. Letters (Continued from page 3) tivists can put too much faith in chan n e 1 s of communication and constantly fallback on "charts, graphs and surveys. But the relativist is aware of this, just as he is aware of ideals, though he "recognizes them as from their very nature the kinds ot things that you never achieve, but toward which you a 1 w a y s w ork .. He will be much more s ensitiv e to t h e differing values that may b e operative in various parts of the community. He will see whether each in d i vi d u a 1 is in fact taking the fullest advanta)l;e of his own individual peculiarities and skills, resources and limitations." Thereport of the SDRC shows conclue sively tha't they only considered the first two types of value theories as being possible, and their dependence on such phrases as "justice demands," "increasing considerably the formality, the expllclt structure, and the legal precision of the disciplinary mechanism," "basic rights guaranteed a 11 s t u de n t s, and "members of the Disciplinary Committee would be relieved of the necessity of JUStifying their actions," shows that they have adopted the absolutist approach. Their surprise that most others tude n t s are as they put it "apathetic" because they don't recognize the same problems is merely another aspect of this approach. I trust, however, that the student body will persevere in this mature, rational "apathy," and continue instead to deal with their proble1ps with the more difficult, responsible relativist attitude. Sincerely yours, (signed} David Pini TRAVEL, INC. Complete travel arrangements SPECIAL STUDENT TOURSDOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL 45 S P alm 958 2 114 o r South Gate Travel 284 1 Siesta Dr. 955 8723 PHONE: ROUT 301 SARASOTA, The Catal st A selection committee for the Danforth Fellowship nominations from New College has been appointed. Members of the committee are: seated, left to right, Dr. Peter Buri, President john Elmendorf, and Dr. Rollin Posey; standing are Dr. Arthur Borden, left and Dr. John French. The college will be eligible to begin making nominations this fall. The Image Makers By TOM MANTEUFFEL From its inception New College has had good press, mainly in the local and state newspapers, but also in magazines as diverse as Glamour, Architectural Forum, fraternal magazines and Mademoiselle; and as prestigious as Time, Holiday, and, this fall, Harpers. The number one reason is the school' s iconoclastic philosophy. The second is the effort o f the Director of Public Relations, Funnar. c Arthu r Besides the p ress r e leas e s and general information the P R office hand l e s arrangements for the N e w Perspectives Series, Fine Arts In stitute, Music Festival, a potential week on the College Bowl, and the recent open house, as well as editing the catalogue and other publicity material. The catalogue itself was for a while, an in-joke for its optimism. Thls has passed, but it is still remarkable for its vagueness. We have the distinction, say s Ad missions Counselor CopeGarret, of having "the only catalogue I know that doem' t list the courses But rarely do applicaDts question or ask for more information. "And usually the student who does ask questions doesn't live up to expectations when he gets here." Oc casionally applicants will ask to talk or write to students here and this is welcomed on both sides. The StudentExecutive Committee has appointed students to review publicity material. But the basic responsibility for getting the facts straight is Mr. Arthur' s. Says a colleague of him, "We use Brud's sensitivity as a writer to get the facts to the applicants. "Brud Arthur, I like to think, uses the shotgun approach," says Donald W Biggs, "w .1ile we use the rifle method. Mr. Biggs, Director of Development, handles college relationswith potential contributors. He came here from Wagner College, New York City, with extensive experience in college and Kue & Karom Billiards --W ith o r W ith out Pockets 6 m i les "orth of College o" U S .41 universtty fund-raising (plus a stint as free-lance photographer for Life magazine). He has had thirteen predecessors in his JOb at New College in five years. He travels extensively in his JOb and I was lucky enough to catch him in his office. I met him JUSt as he had finished complaining to the editors of the Catalyst about a student's moustaching the idyllic sign at the college entrance. There are two kinds of contributors," he told me. "There's the kind who visit the campus t o see clipp e d grass and clean room." "The other kind, whic.h is in the minority, has an appreciation of what we're doing here. Often they view beards and sandals as a healthy sign of skepticism." "We still get several seething calls a day about the little red steps or the laundry on the balcony. Sure, these things are superficial, but it's the least you can do to insure the future of the school." "The point is, we're still financially dependent on the city for the most part. So don' t rock the boat. New College, says Mr. Arthur, came into being at the end of a decade of phenomenal growth "The town was growing so fast it needed something to bring all of it into focus. If something as trivial as a set of steps could Jeopardize that focus, perhaps it's time both the students and the citizens ask if it's worth it. Ellie's Books & Stationery, Inc. Complete Supplies 1350 Main.St. 955 -351 5 April 1, 1966 DSLP (Continued from page 3} 1966-1967 academic year and beyond, f necessary. A month ago, the Administration introduced a new education bill, calling for a "revolving loan fund" of $150 million. Together with current loan repayments, this would have brought the total a mount available for loan to$184 million, still far below the estimated $233 mill on spent on the program this year. Administration supporters argue that the effective amount in the revolving fund would be much greater because private industry would have been encouraged to p1ck up for the loans, tnus conlinually replenishing the fund supply. The Vietnam conflict and rising forces of inflation have caused what U.S. Commissioner of E d u c at i o n Harold Howe ill has termed a "tight credit situation, however, which casts doubt on any such revolving plan at this time. Thus, the basic argument for appropriating full NDSLP funds this coming academic year is that private industry will be neither willing nor able to take over student financmg on a large enough scale. Complicating the situation was the fact that all this controversy over loans came at precisely the time of year when admissions workers across the nat.on must make commitments to prospective students regarding financial aid for the 1966-1967 year. However, admissions workers apparently can now breathe easier, according to Florida eleventh district representative Edward Gurney, a member of Mrs. Green's subcommittee, whotoldNew College in a letter dated March 23 concerning the Admmistration's proposals: "Since legislation of this sort must pass through the Subcommittee, this action, in effect, kills the President's attempts to scuttle the program." If the matter really is decided for now, then it is only to be brought up again next year. It is expected that President J >hnson will be somewhat more careful next time and will give Congress and the Nltion plenty o f time to think about the issue. A !though the Administration in no way belittled the NDSLP during the proceedings of the past few weeks, it has made its intent to extricate itself from big-time student loan programs clear. In way of argu ment, the Federal Government points out that a federally subsidized but privately supported system of loans would be a method of policing college loans. At present, they note, some commercial lenders are charging fees, either in direct or hidden tates. Moreover, they say, direct dealings with private finance will get colleges out of the collection bus oness. "Colleges are in the business of education, not commercial lending, Secretjry of Health, Education, and WelfareJohnW. Gardner has been quoted as saying. 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April l, 1966 The Catalyst Student Seeks 'Structure,' But In A Very Personal Way An Interview With Anna Hart In continuing its series of interviews with students, The Catalyst this week talked with Anna H rt, first-year student from Washington, D. C. Her father is Senator Philip Hart of Michigan. The Catalyst: For someone who is not on any student government bodies or committees or who had not expressed any desire to be on such a body, you seem to take a great interest in the workings of our government, such as it is. Do you attribute this in part to your background? Hart: It's not so much my family background as my high school background. I held a whole bunch of offices. I tried to improve the student government situation and beat my head against a wall for four years; then I decided never to become interested in such things again because of its futility. Any interest I have here, though, isn't prompted by any phi 1 ant h ropi c feeling but more for self-protection. The Catalyst: Is the Student Executive Committee posing a threat? Hart: As far as the proposals the SDRC (Student Discipline Reform Committee, a sub-committee of the SEC) has come up with, yes. The Catalyst: Are you referring to the proposed "bill of rights?" Hart: Well, first, I feel laws arc for the facilitation of individualS attempting to pursue heterogenous modes of life within a community. In other words, laws should be designed to prot e c t the individual. But individuals cannot run amok at the expense of other individuals. Second, the Code of Consideration was based on this proposition, and, as such, it was and is the best basis for any government. The Catalyst: Then, despite what many people here have said, you feel a system based on a code of consideration can work? has it parked taking room enough for my car, because the next time it happens, it's goingtobe allover for whatever' s in my way, even at the expense of my tires. The Catalyst: What about the students here? Is Admissions choosing the right kind of people? Han:: I can't say how well Admissions is doing, because I'm not sure yet what the right kind of student is. I do have something to say about the student body, though. Most people who don't belong here have left orhave decided to do so. The ma1orityofthosewho are here are working with the "fear-of-anystructure NC syndrome. They are able to do this they have, like mature people, established their own structure. Sometimes these "structures" (or whatever they are) are lopsided (i. e., all study, no social adjustment or vice versa). At any rate, I have been unable to find the structure that I want and am attempting to maintain study under these conditions. Once I find it, I'll know if I belong here--it's JUst too bad it's taking so long--1 may not have a choice come comps. I think to sum up this whole thing: April Fool' s. Heh, heh, heh .. The Supreme Court And Obscenity By STEVE ORLOFSKY "In 1895 John B Wise of Clay Center, Kansas, 'was convicted of sending obscene material through the mail--material that consisted entirely of excerpts from the King James version cJ. the Holy Bible," (Eros Ma&azine, winter, 1962). Censorsbip has advanced a great overstepped its JUrisdiction in the deal since the Victorian Comstock case. Eros, Promiscuity Law which outlawed sending ob-and the biweekly newsletterliason scene material or advertisements did not violate the Roth test of ob-for obscene material through the scenity. Instead the court ad judi-mail. The Ulysses decision iJl ).933 cated the works obscene on the ba-allowed Joyce's master work to sis of what theauthorintendedand come into the United States but the manner in which the work is contributed no practicable legal promoted. But as Justice Stewarf definition for obscenity. Finally states in his dissenting opinion, "In in 1957 the United States Supreme upholding and enforcing the Bill Court in the United States vs. Roth of Rights, this Court has no power rendered a definition of obscenity: to pick or choose. When we lose a work is obscene only if it is sight of that fixed star of consti-Judged to be (1) "patently offen-tutional adJudication, we lose our sive,"(2)"utterlywithoutredeeming way." A work must stand on its social value," and (3) so overt as own. to make plain "to the average per-This federal censorship is a supson, applying contemporary com-pression of the very idea of sex--munity standards, (that) the domi-that sex is still not a topic to be nant theme taken as a whole apdiscussed openly and frankly. VicPage 5 "I h:tte these paupers with bicycles, mopeds, and all that other garbage they1ve got who park them in the car lot." "I have been unable to find the structure that I want and am attempting to maintain study under these conditions. 11 "The cause of the ineffectuality was not one of inherent nonvalidity nor one of irresponsibility among community members.'' Stu dent-Run Seminar Evokes Mixed Reactions Reaction to Tuesday morning1s special student-run social sciences session was somewhat mixed, The Catalyst has found, but the majority of students and faculty who attended made very favorable remarl

Page 6 The Catalyst Basketball Season Pleases The Coach "Basketball is the one activity outside of ballet that has been sell perpetuating at New College. Participation didn't dwindle after the first couple of times." Athletic Coordinator Peter Odell spoke with the pride of a college basketball coach--which he is. Odell made arrangements in the Fall for New College students to use the gym facilities of Manatee Junior College from 11 to 1 every Tuesday and Thursday for basketball. So dedicated were the players that they even skipped class or got out of bed to go to MJC. Odell was quick to observe such enthusiasm and made arrangements, after consultation with players, to enter a New College team in the City League. Inpreparationfor a gruelling league schedule, the t eam, which had come to be called the 69ers, played a pre-season game against the Sarasota High School Sailors and, to the surprise of nearly everyone not on the team, defeated them; the Sailors subs e que n t I y finished second in their conference. The 69ers played fourteen league games-one with each team in the league--and compiled a record of four wins and ten losses.. "We had a pretty good season; we didn't finish the last in the league, said Coach Odell. Actually the team was beset with troubles all season. The 69ers lost one of their starters pounded b y yet another Craig Bowman's hair kept getting in his eyes at most inopportune moments during the course o f the season. Thus the team played under any but desirable circumstances and still managed to win four games. The 69ers' successes can be attributed to many factors, but perhaps one ofthe strongest influences was Tom Lesure "The tall guy with the beard"--as he was known in the league--didn't play before Christmas but he came out after the vacation to lead the t:am in scoring by averaging 17. 1 points a game and turning in a record 38 points in one g arne. The .scoring averages for the team are as follow:.' The 69ers in action .. Davis Ogburn Finkle Haggarty Hart Van Vleck Norwine Chadwick 5.0 3. 3 2.0 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 8 Coach Odell spoke highly of his team at the end of the season. "This (Basketball) has been good for town-gown relations. Because of the de-emphasis placed on at New College, many people in Sarasota thought that the students would all be three-legged eggheads, but we have shown them that students can be athletes cially when we beat the High School. Playing some of our games In picture at left, Craig Bowman lets fly a jump shot over the ::..rms of a defensive man. Above, Tom Lesure goes up for the tip. in Venice has also helpeu by getting the College out of the community and letting the people in Venice see us. All in all, basketball has been one of the best things for college public relations we've had." The players enjoyed the game, as was obvious to anyone who watched them. The lack of a "must-win" pressure allowed some athletes to tum clown at times. Craig Bowman's "Who? Me?" look after a foul came to be a classic gesture. In retrospect, the season could have heen somewhat more successful had Nancy Flatter, the scorekeeper, not been so honest. In several games the 69ers were a mere pencil mark from victory. Perhaps it was Miss Flatter's scoring which advanced town-gown Lesure Alexander Cranor Bowman Odell 17. 1 14.7 7. 3 6. 5 5.5 IT DOESN'T COST ANY MORE to Cll"''ttiHJe yor trcrvel ,.,..... ateat. Achlally, you might -.-. -"Y Coach Odell For Tickets or lfo ... attoa, S.. when Richard Wall transferred after playing only three games. The fbstgame afta the Oaristmasholi days saw only three team members available for action and franti c pleas went out to every able-bodied male on campus for additional players. Larry Alexander, another starter, was in Guatemala during the independent study period and four games. Pete Odell did double duty as player-coach and sustained an ankle injury which persisted over bali the season. As if injuries and absence werent enough, the team's difficulties were com-lAY AREA TRAYB. S&YICE It IICttiCIIIy c01t1 .._ 10 M ............. ......... D-lloollar, -r Open Dalllf N. Exwpt 8undelf s.tunlay: N_, C24 llr.) c.._ ....utv pllotofllllsllllt9 for all your 1/W or Kedacolor s110psltota. lrl119 your rolla to NORTON'S CAMERA CENTER Saruota's ,.ototroplllc H110d quatters 1481 Moi Street Gall Kl*'habet, Mgr. Mogle City lro11cll 6840 14tfl St., W., lracfellto11 Ju5t orth of Phone 755-3775 RACE-A-RAMA MAINLY BOOKS, INC. ORGANIZED RACES EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT 7:00-10:00 ST. 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At least the teams which defeated the 69ers must feel a certain warm spot in their collective hearts when they think of New College. The best indication of the season's success, however, lies in their plans for the future. The New College community can rest easier knowing that the glorious 69ers will return next Fall to delight fans with their inabilities and mistakes. Editor's note: This is perhaps the proper time to reveal the of the writer who has, under the pseudonyms Grantland Com and Philip David Bunning, so faithfully covered the 69ers1 games for The Catalyst. He is John Cranor, guard and playmaker for the ballclub. FULL TIME or PAIT TIME Sell Studio Girl Hollywood Cosmetics Complete Training Phone Area Manager: 966-4412 --l I I


April1, 1966 The Catalyst Pa g e 7 on cam Paulso11. us w ith Laurie Bergman Matches Mood Instead of Spring Of Exams Sometimes, all the little things set up for our comfort that sit and stare at us from day to day become monstrous and inhuman, and the lights are no solace at all. Lights that emphasize palm trees glow invitingly before doors and guard our steps and point themselves at random shrubbery become enemies merely because they offer no answer. Neither is there encouragement or hope in words, pages bound together, playing cards, old letters, norevenin some blue images from a television screen, though sometimes we mistake its faces and voices for human ones. These things are no help because they are always the same, will glow or turn or spin or speak regardless of us, of things today and yesterday: they are inanimate, and ugly. And if the only thing left is yourself, and if this is the worst alternative of all, there is s, me relief in having things planned that are beyond your control, like classes, where you are m e ant to be and give yourself over to and let your thinking go someplace else, away from yourself, or let it dissolve entirely, When there are no more classes, perhaps to plan things, make a schedule, have something todothatis not completely meaningless. Suddenly, there are things you need desperately from stores that are scattered about wide 1 y. You have a reason for acting, an excusefornotthinking. For a second, you come close to being happy. But in the s t ore are aisles and aisles of the same monsters, the u n c h an g i ng, impervious things. Somehow, they are all dead--the shirts, records, shoes, tennis racquets, all dead because they mean nothing on their own, can only be objects of happiness when used for happiness. They are meaningless when you have nothing at all to offer them. If you give up, if you go back n o w the r e -will be music in the courts coming from rooms with balcony doors open, peo p l e l aughing and singing, the remnants o f a sunset in the sky, the kind of light made against the walls of a balcony with curtains closed--blue or orange reflecting the color ofthe curtains. You don' t give up yet, but watch the people. The people in cars and the ones in the mote 1 s and trailer parks, in the stores and restaurants. But they are old, and will die soon. They have exhausted their vitality, lived their lives and had their passions and felt sad or happy somewhere else, in another time. They have come here because they think the warmth is life, that there is magic in the sun and temperature, that their dying will be less painful here, that somehow they won't notice it. They move s 1 ow 1 y, often bewildered, hardly betraying their sadness, hardly considering that they are already dead. FISH FRY EVERY WEDNESDAV NIOHT 6 PM to 9 PM at flO WARD JottnfonJ 6301 North Tamiami Trail But how can you say this is a land of death, when it appears that life is eternal? Flowers bloom even in winter, leaves never fall and uncover bare branches, the cold never makes things still. But if it is just April, then you understand. Because there is no Spring. Because April is irrelevant, the months were form a lit i e s. There is no grand Paulson With preliminary examinatio ns rapidly approaching it seems to be a particularly fortunate time for a film from the depths of In g mar Bergman' s darl<" period. A$> I hav e not had time to preview Sawdust and Tinsel, perhaps some Of the following quotes will explain my anticipation. a study in hum ilia t ion and sadism." scenes of hysteria, eroticism, and nudity." A scene from the film. reminiscent of the masochistic German school of the 1920's." sombre beauty." ."relentless petsuit of a sombre theme--man's degradation by life.'' lack of compassion makes this film more appealing to our in Lf' 11ect than to our emotions." bursting-forth to life, no hope, no reassurance in Lhe seasons. This is the unchanging landscape of death. You come back, suffer the lights, the music, the foolishness of our bondage to objects, our delusions that anything at all can be meaningful outside ourselves andour connection to others. You discover there is no easy salvation, no cheap deliverance. Perhaps April isn't exactly irrelevant. Because somehow you live. New College The other commentswere in the traditional" brilliant photography," "powerful acting" and "should be Will Open-In Conn. Books Given To College New College has received a gift of books from the Out-of-Door School, a Sarasota private school, Kindergarten through tenth grade. Miss Chris Hassold accepted the books on behalf of the college. Fred N. Munro, headmaster of the Out-of-Door S chool said it was a pleasure for one of the oldest schools in the are a to be able to contribute to the growth and progress of the newest educational institution. The books include the eight vol set of the_ Cambridge Medieval History, The March of Literature by Ford Maddox Ford, and eight volumes o f the American Lakes S eries. According to Munro, the books presented to the college are too advanced for students at the Out of-Door School. For The Elegance of a past Era D i n e at College Hall Berliner Catering A new college is being planned for the Connecticut Valley, and it was to have been named "New Col lege" until we used the name first, according to Charles Longsworth, chairman of the Hampshire College Education Trust. Mr. Longsworth made the comment during his visit to New College Wednesday. "I m not suggesting thatthe name was stolen," he laughed. 11 Although our school will be similar to yours, the ideas involved are reall'l not new. al Ltough this is the first time the ideas have been combined into a working program. 11 Preliminary plans for Hampshire were first laid out in. a pamphlet "The New College Plan"--the product of a study conducted by the existing schools in the Connecticut valley. The plan called for a revamping of the educational process much along the line which Ne_ College has traveled. "This is the primary reason I'm here 11 Mr. Longsworth said "It s interesting t o look a t a sc hool which has progressed t o a stage t oward whiah we are headed. 11 Hampshire is scheduled t o begin t hings go beWfth Coke Sarasota Coca-Cola Bottlers the waverly shop unusual iewelry specializing in pierced earrings St. Armands Circl e The Oyster Bar Sarasota's Orlgh1al ltaw tar 1 Mile So1th of Stici!Rey Po l llt ltoa411 01 Soltlt Trail I N FORMAL "You'll Lov e Our Sea f ood Serving f rom I I A M INEXPENSI V E Phon e 924 2829 taking stuc ents in 1969. It will join Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, and the University of in a close community of schools whose assets include a total faculty of 1300 and library facilities totalling two million volumes. "The primary difference between New College and Hampshire is that of context," Mr. Longsworth went on. "We will be suppbrted by the four schools already in the valley. Because we will do a great deal of sharing of physical resources, we won't have to be so complete an educational institution as New College. "One of the most reassuring things I've found in my visit here is the feeling I get from the administrative personnel whom I've talked with that the chance to do something new and head-on some of the problems of education is really important to them," he said. friM's Barber Shop .. Barbers Nut to 7, on U.S. 41 TWINJET 100 MODE L YLI, I W PARALLEL T W I I C YLINDER WITH OlliJJCTIOI S YSTEM Pini viewed in the context of the other works of this masterful director'' vein. All of which leads me to hope that we might have before us a thoroughly degrading evening of motion picture entertainment with a refreshing lack of moralizing. With mar Be:qz;man I should know better. Yet as the film will no doubt unfortunately point out, "Hope springs eternal The movie will be shown Sunday at 6:30 pm in the Music Room. 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Pa e 8 The Catalyst April l, 1966 New College Goes to the Races By BRUCE GUILD A bout 25 students and faculty members of New College were on hand Saturday for the annual 12-hour endurance race held at Se bring, f lorida. They witnessed an ove1powering victory for Ameri can racing machines. Ford, with overtwice as many cars entered as any other manufacturer, captured first and second places. The winningFordswerethenew seven liter GT Mark II's. The Italian Ferrari factory entry finished a strong third, tollowed by two German Po r s c he s. Of the 67 cars which started at 10 am, fewer than 30 finished 12 hours later. Students had an excellent view of the race from the college flatbed truck. A group of hardy individuals and true race enthusiasts went to Sebring Thursday before the race to secure a favorable position for the truck near the esse turns. This proved to be a wise move; by Satur day over 70,000 race fans crowded the race track. Several students observed the prerace preparation Friday night. One student talked with Carrol Shelly, manager of the Ford team and creatorofthe Cobra sports car. Shelly said the number one and two ford GT's were not expected to finish, but were to be used as pace cars towearout the Ferraris. Ironically, these two cars finished first and second. In spite of the heat and dust, all the students and faculty who went e n J oye d the race. Since this is the second year New College has attended The Twelve Hours of Se bring, perhaps that annual outing will become a college tradition. Photos and Page Design by Bruce Guild Above, heavy traffic at the esses as capacity crowd watches beginning of race; below, the winning Ford G. T. Roadster driven by Lloyd Ruby. Above, Porsche prototype dwarfed by cargo plane. Lower right, Ford Cobra negotiates sharp bend. Left, Mike Mather, Pete Odell, and Jerry play cardsas race progresses, above, Dan Gurney m ford G. T. Left, tvvo Mini-Coopers enter curve against airfield background. Abuve, after rolling his sedan, the driver tnes unsuccessfully to free the front wheel.

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