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Volume II, Number 15 0Ll 3'73 0 ... > .0:: SECAmendsProc fir <'a v Names Food Committee The Student Executive Committee has amended Article VI of the Modes of Procedure. Article VI deals with the Student Activity Fund Committee, the organization that is empowered with the re}ponsibility of distributing operating funds to student organizations. In addition, the SEC has instituted a Food Committee to express Ground Broken For Hamilton Court student views in preparing the menu for meals at College Hall. Charles Raeburn, second-year student, will head this committee. The change in Article VI was prompted by concern among many students over the unrestricted power of the SAFC. As the Modes of Pro cedure previously stood, the SAFC had final say over the disbursement of funds. Many students felt that, as their officially elected representatives, the SEC should have final powers of review. Construction At Ful l Speed By Mid-We e k Groundbreaking ceremonies for Phase II and II 1/2 of the New College construction program, the Carl and Marjorie Hamilton Cm.ut, were held Tuesday morning at the construction site on the East Campus. Mr. Frank Settecasi, partner in the Tampa firm of Settecasi and Chillura, contractors for the project, said that construction will be in full speed by the middle of next week. Mrs. Marjorie Hamilton turned the first shovel of dirt, symbolizing the beginning of construction. Mrs. Hamilton made the new building possible by her gift of half a million dollars. President John Elmendorf, who briefly addressed the group assembled for the ceremonies, read a telegram from Mr. I. M. Pei, architect for the building, expressing Mr. Pei'sregrets for not being able to attend. Mr. Elmendorf said the new building will provide for some very necessary and immediate needs for New College. The student activities center, which is the chief facet of Phase II, will include a dining hall, two private dining rooms, the President's dining room, a snack bar, and lounge. TAKING PART in the groundbreaking ceremony for Phasesii & II 1/2 of the college develqpment plan are, left to right: Mr. George Higgins, member of the New College Board of Trustee; Chuck Hamilton, secondyear student from Glen Ellyn, Illinois; President John Elmendorl; Mrs. Marjorie Hamilton, whose gift has made construction possible; Dr. Douglas Berggren, Professor of Philosophy; and Mr. Frank Settecasi, partner in the firm of Settecasi & Chillura, contractors for the project. Praising Mrs. Hamilton for her generosity to New College, President Elmendorf cited her out standing interest in education and in civic affairs in Venice, where she makes her home. He termed her "along and loyal friend of New College." He also lauded her late husband's love for trees and his interest in the conservation of forest \'esources. According to Mr. E 1m end o rf, many ofthe trees now on the construction site will be preserved. To do this, he said, one building was moved eighteen feet. Charles Hamilton, Mrs. Hamilton's grandson and a second-year student representative to the College Council, turned the second shovel of dirt on behalf of the students. Dr. Douglas Berggren, Professor ot J:'hl.losophy, a member ot the Architectural Advisory Committee of Sarasota, represented the faculty by turning a shovelful of earth. Also representing groups in the spading were Mr. George Higgins for the trustees; Dr. George Baugh man, former president of the college and now president of the New College Foundation; President Elmendorf; and Mr. Settecasi, According to President Elmendorf, Mr. Settecasi has moved his home closer to Sarasota in order to supervise personally the construction. Mrs. Hamilton was presented the gold and blue shovel used to turn the first earth as a memento of the occasion. The first step in the construction will be the paving of the connecting walkway between the Palm court and General Dougher Place. Writerin-Residence Arrives On Campus ew College's first "writer-in-residence" arrived in Sarasota yesterday afternoon. He is Mr. Mack Thomas, resident of New York and author of Gwnbo, a novel describing the experience of a child growing up. During his stay here, which may extend to six months, Mr. Thomas hopes to complete work on a new book. One of the advantages New ColBetsy Sends More Photos lege offers to Mr. Thomas and fu ture writers-in-residence will be an environment of q u 1 e t with a minimum of interruptions. Mr. Thomas will reside in "The Jungle, a house on Siesta &y leased by the college. Although his main purpose in coming here is to work on his book, Mr. Thomas will also be available periodicallyto students who would like to meet and talk with a professional writer. "It will be up to students interested in creative writing to seek him out, 11 commented Dr. Posey in speaking of such meetings. "Tills interaction will not be structured at all. 11 Mr. Thomas was met at Sarasota Municipal Airport by Dr. Rollin Posey, Chairman ofthe Social Sci ences and formerly adviser to Harper & Row publishers. The writer was given a brief tour of the area, ate supper at College Hall, and then spent the night in a guest room in Court III of the residence halls. Monday Is Final Day For Literary Contest Final deadline for entries in The Catalyst-sponsored literary contest has been set at 5 pm, Monday, January 24, at the request of some students who are working on literary pieces during the independent study period. Due to an anonymous gift by a member of the New College faculty, a first prize of $40 will be awarded to the best entry in the contest, unless the judges feel that no entry warrants a first prize distinction. Contest entries will be announced and winning entries will be printed in the January 28, 19 6 6, edition of The Catalyst. Serving as judges for the contest are Dr. Arthur Borden, Dr. Robert Knox, Thomas Lawson, Sam Treynor and Charles Raeburn. Second and third prizes of $20 and $10 respectively will also be awarded, if the quality of the entries is high enough for such distinctions. Any original work by New College students will be acceptable contest material, All students except those serving on the judging panel are eligible to submit entries. Students are requested to submit no Breakfast Set Earlier For New Term Mr. Warren Berliner announced Thursday that the breakfast schedule has been moved up due to the changes in the class-scheduling system. Breakfast will now be served from 7:15 to 8:00. This change will go into effect on Monday, the beginning of the beta term. All other meal times remain the same: lunch from 11:30 to 12:15 and dinner from 5:30 to 6: 1 5. Friday-night formal dinner:. have been set for 6 pm. 1 entatively, said Berliner, the coffee break will be moved to 9:25 am. However, the time is subject to the approval of the administration. This Sunday marks the end of the more than three separate entries, which should be typed or neatly printed, double-spaced, on one side only of standard-size paper. Entries in any other form will not be accepted for judging and will be returned to the author. Each entry from an individual student must not be signed by its author, but should be signed with a pseudonym. Every entry should then be placed in a standard size business envelope, with the pseudonym written both on the work and on the emrelope. Another envelope containing the author's real name, with the pseu donym written on the outside of the envelope, should be submitted to Mrs. Heimert with the contest entries. No entries will be returned to the author after judging unless a specific request is made at the time an entry is submitted. Tills view was expressed and the change strongly recommended in an editorial appearing in the November 19 issue of The Catalyst. As Article VI now standS, it consists of four sections. Sections A and B remain as they were; section C has been completely revised, however, and a fourth section has been added. Section C now reads: "After the SAFC has notified the student body of its decisions, it shall allow a period of ten days, subject to the conditions of Section D, before actually giving out funds. During this period the SEC may for just cause review the SAFC decisions and by unanimous vote revise them." Section D reads: "Allotments up to and including the swn of $20 may, at the discretion of the SAFC, be made to student organizations without first having to!) through the procedures of sections B and C. Larger allotments must (Continued on page 4, column 2) Students See Gardens Free This Weekend Sarasota Jungle Gardens has planned a special open hous for New College students this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9 am until 5 pm. Students may gain admission without charge during this time by presenting student identification cards, announced Dr. George Baughman, president of the New College Foundation. Dr. Baughman recently bought the Gardens as a private investment. "1 became interested in the Gardens b a c k when I. M Pei visited the cam pus for the first time. At that time we were hoping t o g e t Dr. Baughman him interested in planning the architecture of New College, but he didn't seem too enthusiastic. He wasn t too sure what he could do here. After seeing the Jungle Gardens, though, he said he felt really inspired and agreed to take on the proJect." Dr. Baugh man did not state whether he would introduce changes m the present management of the Jungle Gardens, a thriving tourist attraction. From Page 4 Mr. Thomas expressed great interest in New College. "I've heard a lot about the place," he said. "11m curious to see it in action." first independent study period. Stu dents will have anotherweek, however, inwhichtoturn in theirproJect reports. and Don Bateman on equipment Guatemala for radio station which, if all well, will make its broadcasting debut tonight at 9 pm. The station will be run by and for New College students at a frequency of 1000 kc and with a power of ten watts.


Page 2 The Catalyst Editorially Speaking IJn. Periodicals Need Organization ky, luke Salisbury, judy Se gal. Beverly Shoenberger, Cheryl White ditions of the world have changed radically since that time. Perhaps this writing is merely another typically American expression--relatively easy-going, comfortable people, settled firmly in our beliefs of the value of the individual (clespite the increasing organization of our culture) we find the kind of attitude behind the commWlist ideology almost incomprehensible. It sometimes seems true that the American people are the most childlike, sheltered, and unaware of the civilized nations. Perhaps it is time that this naivete develops into a ma ture, though unpleasant, awareness of the nature of the world. Just before the game started, the captain of the Venice team approached C o a ch Peter Odell ani 69er captain John Cranor with talk of a trade. The terms: victory in exchange for two New College cagers. Odell accepted the terms immediately. Neither Odell nor the Venice captain were in a position to haggle. Pete wanted a victory for his slumping cage team, and Venice was in need of two more starters. Student Contributions Needed For Intellectual Revi ew A group of students have high hopes for a proJect which could do much to assert New College's claim to intellectual leadership in the South. For the past several weeks they have been working on a review-type magazine which could include the writings nf ,tudcnts, f::tcultv membc!'$. :::.;;d the top thinkers of the community Ling contributions l1vJll local scntrJohn Peters, second-year Student ces. and spokesman for the group, told "We desperately need contribu-The Catalyst: "This won't be just tions," Peters said. "So far, all a literary review. We would like thematerialwehavehad has come to have material on politics, art, fromstudentsof New College. We anything Hopefully, this mag-are of course, hoping for contri-azine will eventually reach the butionsfromourfaculty ln adlevel of the Kenyon Review (put clition, there is a great deal of loout by Kenyon College). Such a cal talent to be tapped." publication is needed in this sec-The problem offinances is not an tion of the country, and there's immediate worry. "What we're no reason why it shouldn't origi-hoping to do, Peters continued, nate here." is to get together a Peters hopes to obtain the inter-board of directors -a rev1ew est of writers and thinkers in the board -and, after we get a good community, some of whom thick pile of material, read it all are nat_ionally known for their work. and compile the best of the lot, Peters went on to say hopeful the magazine would be a quarterly. Eventually, he would like to re ceive and publish contribution; from people throughout the nat1on. The problemnow, however, isget-throw the stuff into someone's lap and say 'We need the money to publish this. Meanwhile, John is looking for copy. Students interested in this venture should speak with him as soon as possible, Tom Lesure led all scorers with a twenty-point effort and played a brilliant game on the boards. Pete Odell and John Cranor shared consolation scoring honors with ten apiece. Dick Ogburn was next with nine points, followed l:f Craig Bo_w man with five, and John Hart With two. Hart was again team leada in shooting percentage with 100% for the second consecutive game. Forthe Venice team, temporarily former 69ers Luke Salisbwy and Hall McAdams performed well. Salisbury connected for four points while McAdams hit two. Hall als:> provided the comic relief in Mon day night's game. Bill Chadwick was injured and did not see extensive action for either side. The 69ers displayed arE;juvenated scoring attack which saw three men in double figures, and every man scoring. With the return of Larry Alexander, 69er scoring leader, the team should be a powerhouse on offense. Oearly more victories are in store for the New College cagers. January 21, 1966 Letters submitted with the wri ter's signature will be considered for publication. Names will be withheld upon request. Letters will not be returned and are subject to editing. Investors Organiz e Four faculty members and two students met informally Tuesday to discuss forming a stock-investment club for New College students and faculty. "This club will be on the order of a mutual fund, except that stock analysis will not be relegated to other persons," stated Dr. Gresham Riley, spokesman for the group. Tentative plans are for the organization to take the form of a corporatio n o r p alt:nership with unit month. Optimum is thought to be about fifteen students and faculty members. Majority vote would determine club investments and members could withdraw at any time. Dr. Riley emphasized that the club will have an instructive foundation as well as a profit making one, and prospective members should be willing to do research into potential chtb investments. "We willlearntodoour own anal ysis through information supplied by a local broker engaged by the club, 11 he stated. The club will probably be affil iated with the National Association of Investment Oubs. Present at the preliminary planning session were Dr. Riley, Dr. Rodger Griffin, Dr. Jane Stephens, and Dr. Corinne W il s o n of the faculty, and David Pini and Sam Treynor, both second -year dents. All interested in becommg m e m b e r s of the club should see one of these people. Bezoier Hospitalized Dolph Bezoier, second-year student from Minneapolis, is listed in fair condi Lion at Sarasota Memorial Hospital following treatment for bleeding duodenal ulcers. He was rushed to the hospital early this week. By yesterday Dolph was no longer receiving transfusions. Dr. Theodore Concevitch, Rus sian tutor, who was admitted to the Bezoier Dr. Concevitch hospital two weeks ago after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage, is still in critical condition. Because of Dolph's use of blood from the New College account, Dave Hartley, chairman of the account, urges all members of the community to help replenish the supply as quickly as possible.


January 21, 1966 The Catalyst Pag e 3 College Students May Be Drafted in Fall Korea Behind US 'All The Way,' Says Ambassador Reprinted from yesterday's university in order to '!&cape manpower drain, caused by the next academic year, he 1n the upper t wo-thirds ancl New York Herald Tribune draft. the lllghet Viet Na.m draft told e. press conference. iunlors In the uppe r h alf. B y Andrew J. Glass Gen. Hershey told :reporters calls may l eave the SelecUve The FebruarY draft call Gen. Hershey said tna t 1n 01 rh Horal4 rrlll""' stall he would de<:lde within 10 Service no other alterna.tlve. would be 29,400 men, he said. order to tap the college pool, WASHINGTON. days whether to revert to a. As before, the a.cademic In December, 45,000 men were contracts for the relrustated College students will be Korean-war system under ab111ty tests would be volun-tapped. In January, the draft academic ab1llty tests w ould drafted beginning next fall which college students were tary. High school, college and call fell to 32,000. to be let wtthln nen unless peRce comes In Viet given special Selective Servgr&duate students may take Gen. Hershey discussed the few week!. Nam, Lt. Gen. Lewis B. Her-ice college qualification tests. them. 11ttuatlon facing college stuThe ability test, he shey, director of the Selective The system required local The Selective Service dldents after an ail-day speclal&&ld, woul d be ac1m1nlstered 1n service system, announced last draft boards to take these rector the key to the conferenc41 here with draft dlth.e sprint und e r this plan and night. scores Into account, e.long 6ltuatlon was the manpower rectors from the Midwestern a n other one w o uld. be l iven His statement directly a!-with the student's clasl!l Quota that the armed 11ervtces and Eastern states. tM y e ar. fects the 2 2 million students standing, In Judging whether w ould n ee d to fill their re-UndertheKoreanWarrules, the now holding college deterhe should be deferred trom qulrementa 1n the coming set up 1n May, 1951, the clus-st& s-ystem, the d r aft ments. Under present Selective the draft. montru. standlnr criteria for coll ege r e pOrted. Some eollea Service policies college &tu-"The odds are a little If draft calls remain at thell atudenta w orked this way: presidents, h e u.t

Page 4 The Catalyst Daily Life in Guatemala on campus (Continued from j)age 3) tested. "My readers simply won't believe any of this. What do you mean coming in here and telling me fabrications about some mythical college in Florida? How can you insult my intelligence and the intelligence of my other thirty subscribers? Get out of here." But I was too far engrossed in my subject to be stopped. "And they put sand in the grass by the palm trees to make it look snow .... '' "Out! 11 Dodging a hurled wastebasket, l made it to the door, and took leave of the editor, having failed in my attempt to bring the New College Story to the deserving members of my community. I am happy to report to the public relations department, however, that all was not lost. The editor called the local radio station, and they called me, expressing interest in what I had to say. And so, every night I was there I had my own comedy show, delighting listeners with such hilarious fictional tales as the one about how the Santa Claus head was stolen from the "0" in the New College road sign .... ROUTE 301 SARASOTA, FLORIDA FREE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE LECTURE Thursday, January 27 8:00 P.M. by Roy J. Llnnig of ChiCCIC)o, Illinois titled "WHY NOT CHANGE YOUR THINKING" Sponsored by First Church of Christ, Scientist, Sarasota Betsy Olsen, one of six New College students serving with the Peace Corps in Guatemala during the independent study period, sent these photographs to The Catalyst. Above, Betsy experiments with Guatemalan handicraft while members of the family with whom she is staying watch. Left, manufacturing adobe bricks. Top right, Luisa Wheeler, of the Peace Corps, receives instruction in weavins!:. Lower right, Betsy captures the stalwart spirit of a woman of Guatemala its beauty. The students are due to leave Guatemala Monda}:!_ SEC (Continued from page l) be put through that procedure, and all allotments must be reported to the student body. Section A deals with the membership of the SAFC, and Section B outlines the procedure for maklllg and reporting its decisions. The in the SAFC procedure have been set up in sue be a way as to make the SEC a true appeal board, according to Kenji Oda, whose term as chairman of the SEC expired last That is, the SEC will review the SAF C decisions only if students seem to be sufficiently perturbed over them; otherwise, the SEC will not bother to look over them. In other actions, the SEC decided to put out a questionnaire in conjunction with the faculty in order to get student evaluations of the first-term program. Also, work continued on the compilation of rules and procedures affecting students. Steve Hall, first-year student, was elected the new chairman, succeeding Ray Enslow and Kenji Oda, in accordance with the SEC policy of rotating the everv four weeks. OPEN 24 HOURS Series To Deal In Humanities The third sea,son of New College New Perspectives lectures for area residents begins in February. The theme of the 1966 series will be "The Humanities in the Twentieth Century." The New Perspectives program this year starts February 10. The series consists of six bi-weekly lectures, given on the second and third Thursdays at 8 pm in College Hall. First speaker m the series, which is primarily for the public, will be professor Nathan A. Scott of the University of Chicago Divinity School, who will talk on "Poetry and the Religious Imagination. thmgs go better WIth Coke Sansota Coca-Cola Bottlers JULES MUSIC CENTER "Easy to deal with" Island Hobby Shop 2 Miles.North.on.41 ART, CRAFT and HOBBY SUPPLIES RIP VAN WINKLE BOWLING Student Rates Be{ore 6 P.M. 7007 North Trail -NOW OPENRace -A-Rarna SLOT RACING 4617 14th St. W., in Bradenton Nori+l on U.S. 41, Next to Maonald's Are your bookshelves barren of REQUIRED TEXTS? Ours are N01'! THE CAMPUS BOOK SHOP ''for the esoteric and exotic in paperbacks" SARASOTA'S OLDEST AND LARGEST BANK PALMER FIRST NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST COMPANY MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

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