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Volume III. Number 6 Published by Students of New College, Sarasota, Florida Science Faculty Will Not Require Chemistry of Third-year Students Chemistrywillnot be required of third-year students who failed to pass the "Physics-Chemistry" comprehensive examination in their first year, according to a decision annotmced yesterday. In a memorandum to College Examiner John French, the Division of Nat ural Sciences reaffirmed the policy on comprehensive examination make-ups which had been established previously. The science faculty said, however, this policy "does not properly apply to the students of the class of 1967.11 Under this policy the first-year comprehensive examination requirements, are those of the year in which the make-up is taken, not of the year the student failed the comprehensive. Third-year students who originally failed the first-year "Physics Chemistry" course but have subsequently made up either physics or chemistry will no longer be considered deficient in this area. Those who have not made it up may do so by passing either the comprehensive examination in chemistry or in physics, with the corresponding laboratories. Dr. Peter Buri, chairman of the natural sciences, said yesterday new letters detailing students' deficiencies in Nat ural Sciences will be sent to students sometime next week. Buri also said "some means will be found" to give proper credit to those students who, in making up the deficiency, did more than is now required. The entire textofthe memorandum from the Division of Natural Sciences to French follows: "The following policy on comprehensive examination make-ups was first established in the Division of Natural Sciences in September 1965, and was reaffirmed by consensus of the Divisional F ac uity on October 6, 1966. 1. Students with first year com(Continued on page 3, col. 1) October 14, 1966 Buri Grad School Favorable To NCB::v) isterof Scholarships'' "and" ellowships in the Arts and Sciences, listings of financial aid available for graduate study. Helgeson said "it is the student's responsibility to search out sources of financial aid." He said he will help but the wo'rk has to be done by the student. Pauline Jung casts her ballot in Tuesday's election of an SEC chairman while election judge Kenji Oda looks on. Waiting to vote are, 1. tor.: Sally Woodmansee, Irving Benoist, and Bobbie Luther. The voter tumout was the heaviest in the history of New College student government. C assell Wins SEC Chair Second-year student Mike Cassell was elected chairman of the Student Executive Committee this week in a tight contest with Jerry Neugarten, another second-year student. In a special rtm-off election between the two Wednesday, Cassell outpolled Neugarten 99 to 91. The run-off was forced when be duected to either David Allen or Kenji Oda, co-chairmen of the committee. The election for SEC members will be held Tuesday and that for the Judicial Committee on Thursday. Oda noted that students may run simultaneowlyforthe SEC and the Judicial Committee, but that anyone elected at-large to both must resign from one or the other. There are three SEC positions open to each class. Four positions on the (Continued on page 2, col. 5) Graduate schools have responded favorably to considering New College graduates for admission, Graduate Placement Officer Earl Helgeson said yesterday. A total of 11 schools have now indicated they will "accept graduates on their own merits without prejudice because New College is as yet tmaccredited, according to Helgeson. "Not a single negative response" has been received Helgeson said. "The retums have been 100 per cent positive. 11 He said he expects more favorable responses as more schools receive and process com mtmications from him. He also indicated he will finish contacting some 80 graduate schools by the end of the week. These 80 schools were listed by third-year students as those to which they might apply. Those schools which have respondedfavorably include Columbia, Harvard, University of Chicago, Cornell, Stanford, Princeton, University of Florida and Duke. TheY ale law school and John Hopkins and Stanford Medical schools have previously indicated their willingness to consider graduates. Helgeson the only qualified response has come from the Uni versity of Minnesota which indicated a favorable reaction to New College graduates but asked that they take the Miller Analogies test in addition to GRE's and others normally taken here. He said registration forms for the Millertest are available from him or from the College Examiner. Helgeson said he will try within the next two weeks to see all students going to graduate school. He said there are two books all students "should spend two or three hours with." He referred to the "N a tiona! Reg-Mayer Slides W ill of Show India Dr. George H. Mayer, professor of history, will show a series of slides of India tonight at 6:30 in College Hall. Mayer made the slides during a ten month visit to India while he was a Fulbright Professor in American History and Government attached to Gauhati, Osmania and Punjab universities. He said the slides are divided into sections on Indian scenery, village life a1d cultural monuments. New Contractor Selected Cassell neitherofthem gained majority of the votes cast in Tuesday's regular election. Incumbent chairman Steve Hall, also a second-year student, officially turned the chairmanship to Cassell at the close of Wednesday's SEC meeting. Hall polled 47 votes, to Cassell's 79 and Neugarten's 66, in TueS'day's balloting. Afourth candidate for chairman, first-year student George Duffee Bratm, withdrew before the voting began. Cassell is the first chairman to be elected popularly tmder the terms of the revised SEC charter. Previously, the chairman was chosen from among its regular members. Nominating petitions for the SEC and the Judicial Committee are now being accepted by the SupeP. visory Committee. The deadlines for such petitions are 1 pm Sunday and 1 pm Tuesday, respectively. They should A newcontractorhas been selected to c on t i n u e construction on Hamilton Court, Planning Officer Ralph Styles said yesterday. Grah:m Contracting Co., Orlando, is now going through the formalities of t akin g over the job, according to Styles. He estimated the changeover should be completed today. According to Styles only "three or four" days of construction were lost in the change. The former contractor, Settecasi and Chillura, Tampa, left the job Monday, Styles said, thereby defaulting on their contract. A bankruptcy suit was filed against the contracting c o m p any by its bonding aJl:ent October 3. Some work was done by various sub-contr:ctors even after the generalcontractorleft Monday, Styles said. When asked if students will be served Dinner in the new dining facil1ties in Hamilton Court, Styles replied, "I can't back out on it now." He reaffirmed his belief students will eat in the facility by Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Day. He said the work which still has to be done includes waterproofing of the roof over the kitchen area, installation of glass, plastering the kitchen ceiling and installation of kitchen equipment. Planning Officer Ralph Styles, left, consults with T. H. Craham, head of Craham Contracting Co. of Orlando, the new general contractor. In addition, Helgeson urged all students going to graduate school to take the Graduate Record Examination. Although the deadline for registering for the early admission of the test is today, Helgeson said students who want to register today can probably do so by wire orphone and should contact either him or Dr. John French immediately. Harvard Advances Applicatio n Date Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences has advanced its application deadline to Dec. 1, Graduate Placement Offi cer Earl Helgeson said yesterday. The former deadline was Feb. 1. The change was first tried last year, according to a Harvard press release dated Oct. 2. E.ven tmder the new system, however, supporting documents such as transcripts and letters of recommendation may be received as late as Feb. 1. Helgeson said yesterday other schools may follow Harvard's lead in advancing application deadlines. He urged all students to have their applications in by the end of November. J. P. Elder, Dean of the Harvard Graduate School, said the earlier date was necessitated by the anticipated increase in applications due to the post-war "baby bulge" now reaching graduate school and the increased percentage of college students who go on to graduate study. He anticipates 6,000 applications for the approximately 900 places available in the fall of 1967. This is an increase of 500 applications over last year. Elder said he thinks prospective stllients will not find the early filing date a handicap. Ballet Next Week The fourth ballet series of the Florida Ballet Company, Inc., will be presented Oct. 21, 22,23 in the Asolo Theater. Directed by Miss Jean Spear, who conducts a class for several New Cl>llege girls, the series will include Degas Dancers, Pas de Deux, Harlequina :le at the and Pas de Quatre. Tickets are available from Mrs,. Elizabeth Heimert, Humanities secretary.


hge 2 Editorials Improved Relations The decision of the natural sciences faculty regaxding the chemistry requirement for third-year students with a deficiency in basic natural sciences may very easily serve as the basis for a greatly improved relationship between the students and the faculty. Heretofore there has been some element of distrust on the part of some students for the members of the faculty--as a group or individually. This distrust is seriously detrimental to the community of scholars which was described in some of the early promotional literature--and which we would all like to see become a reality. A good system of communication between the students andthefacultywillcontribute immeasurably to this reality. After a less than perfect initial action, the student academic committee is beginning to show some awareness of how to proceed best in establishing communication. There are stillsome improvements which could be made in the committee, such as the addition of first-year students, but these are in the immediate plans of the group. Further, when the committee dispenses with those issues it considers to be urgent (the chemistry question, for example) and begins to address itself to the task of making well researched and well thought out suggestions about more fundamental academic matters, this commtmication link will be firmly grounded. The faculty, especially the natural sciences faculty (since they were the ones to whom the academic committee first addressed its suggestions) has contributed no small part to waxd laying the grotmdwork for good communications. Lesser persons than the natural science group might have cho sen to ignore an untactful statement by the committee, or they might have chosen to deny the petition out of anger at this lack of tact, Instead they considered the question on its own merits and arrived at a logical and consistent conclusion which was beneficial to all. We applaud their wisdom and their contribution toward making New College better. We urge the student committee to be mindful of the faculty's receptive attitude and to continue in similar constructive spirit. Rights and Culture Reader JamesN. Miller, in the Oct. 15 issue of The New Republic, makes a penetrating point about the civil rights movement: "Black power," he contends, "represents an im portant awakening to the fact that while integration remains today the prime end of the civil rights movement, it seems to be failing as the prime means to that end." The theory behind integration as a means is that familiarity breeds tmderstanding; that if only the legal and emotional barriers to integration were destroyed, the problem of civil rights for all would solve itself. But America seems to have forgotten that the generations of repression and apartheid we have gone through have left an enormous cultural gap between races. Culturally speaking, Whites and Blacks equal. We cite the results of the Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) administered to 383, OOOyouths aged 18 overthe past eight years. Described as "the closest thing there is to a national index of educational strengths and weaknesses," the test indicates the average White is far superior in "the ability to learn" to the average Negro, Yet the fact that many Negroes scored better than many Whites indicates that this intellectual gap is not a purely hereditary one. Indeed, a 1963 Department of Labor study suggested a clear relationship between "failing scores on the mental tests and the environment of poverty. 11 Thus, integration for the sake of integration is perhaps somewhat unrealistic, as it is just as likely to fan old prejudices as to extinguish them. But the answer for the Negro is clearly not a continuation ofthe policies of the past. A judicious use of "black power" along with some "white power" and cold cash should be used to acculturate the Negro while giving him his rights. Thus, we applaud CommissionerofEducation Harold Howe II, who has mounted a campaign to strictly integrate the nation's educational institution. But the crucial point is that "Whitey" is doing no-one a favor by acculturating the Negro; he is merely paying a long-standing debt. For merely giving the Negro equal rights means in many cases he will be treated just as slovenly as in the past, because he is through no fault of his own culturally inferior. The Catalyst October 14, 1966 THE VA.otc.T YES DUkE HARVARD STANI=ORO YALE LA\W CoR. NELl PR.\NCt.TON UNIYEr:\SITY OF FLOA.IDA UNIVER.SIT'"C oF MINnESOTA C.OLU MBIA NED SCHOOL JOHNS UNIVER51T"1 Ct-faCAGO NAACP Must Fight Community Apathy By JET LOWE On Monday night at Lily White Hall this reporter attended a 11m ass" meetingofthe NAACP to see what t h at organization is do:ing in the Sarasota area. To the extent that impressions are true one might infer political and social apathy akin to that aggressively at New College. Indicative of this fact wasthe attendance. In all there were eight persons including three New College students and Robert Carroll, who was reading a committee report on needed civic improvements of the Negro comm\Dlity. This same report was earlierin the !O Sarasota Mayor David Cohen. Onere ason for lack of attendance probably familiar to New College students was lack of comm\Dlication and no real place to meet. Lately they have had it the fim: Monday after the fourth Sunday, however in the past the meeting date has been at sucli abstruse times as the second Thursday after the first Tuesday and the like .. They did at least express an awareness and perplexity at an inability to arouse interest in their cause, It was stated that the only way to interest youth in their cause was through staging violent demonstrations. The Rev. R. L. Lacey, president of the local NAACP, expressed an awareness that the recent black violence has been detrimental to their cause, he has not signed a non-violence oath. He has found that committees presenting their views had been Rev. Lacy quite effective. He specifically pointed out the integration of the hospital and the schools, which had been brought about in this way. Another indication of stagnation was the expressed failure of therecent voting drive. Even the effort in the migrant workers camp was more successful. Several conclusions can be drawn from the foregoing. The first and most important is that a local youth chapter needs to be fonned. To a great extent ap athy results from \Dlawareness that things can be better and a contentment with the present. To an individual whohas lived thirty years of his life without change, anxiety results when there is any expectation of change. If the youth can be inculcated with values directed Rev. Lacy addresses the few persons assembled for a meeting on the problems of Negro rights in the Sarasota area, towards change, it will be m4ch easier to bring about reforms in the future. For the present, somehow, a dynamism is needed to replace the leaders who have been in the organization for several years. The old generation of Negroes is caught in its own web of fatalism. (an attitude evolving out of a continuing i m pot en c e in bringing about social reform) But as is witness e d in the news, that is now changing. The Negro is beginning to realize that he can control and direct his fate. just exactly in what direction he is headed, there is no telling. It seems just as difficult predicting the future of the local NAACP. Cassell (Cont:inued from page 1) judicial Committee are filled atlarge from candidates for the posts and a t'ifth from among those SEC members not on the College Cbm cil. No petitions have been filed for candidacytothe Judicial Committee, Oda reported last night. M of lut night the following are lllllningforthe SEC: Rachel Find ley and David Pini, Class of '67. Don Aronoff, Lee Crawfort, George DuffeeBraun, Cindy Gates, Gary Moriello, Mary Lou Phillips, Jon Shaughnessy, Katie Smith, Carlene Valentine, and Rye Weber, Class of 169. First Oass Honor Rating Associated Collegiate Press Vol. 3, Number 6 October 14, 1966 Published weekly by students at New College threeweelcsfrom mid-December through the first week In Janwuy and six weeks In July and August). Subscript!ODSt $5.00 per yea:r (43 issues) or 154 per copy. Address orders, change of address notices and undeliveuble copies to: The Catalyst/New College/Post Office Box 1898/Sar:>sota, Florida 33578. Application to mail at second-class postage rates pending at Sar:>sota1 Florida. Tel. 355-5406. Editor .. .. Tom Todd .Assoc. Ed!tor Kenjl Oda Photography Bruce Guild Business .................. George Fi.nk.le Ptoduction Steve Orlofsky Cilculation Dale Hickam Controller Edna Walker Staff: Kit Arbuckle, Betrv Ash, Irvlllg BenoiJt, Mary Blakele t, Carol Ann Children, Glenda Clmti.o, John Cra nor, Cheryl Hess, Allan Jaworski, Tom Manteuffal, O.eryl McWhorter, Kay Moller, Laurie Paulson, Mary Lou Phllllpo, Katie Smith, Cheryl White


October 14, 1966 The Catalyrt School Rings Delivered But Found Unacceptable New College school rings ordered last year were delivered this week, but most of them unacceptable and will have to be re-done. According to third-year student Karle Prendergast, who heads an informal committee handling the ring orders for students, only five students out of twentv-five who ordered rings have since left school, but the rest refused to accept their rings as delivered. LaRue Boyd, representative of Herff-Jones Co. was "really surprised" at the quality of his firm's rings according to Karle, as he hadn'ot seen them until yesterday. Boyd said he would report the shoddy worl

on cam us with Laurie Pau/so11 Crane's Book Store Personal Stationery 109 South Gate Plaza SARASOTA CYCLE lr KEY SHOP ....... S..... ... 1t21 1 U7 se-t. StNet GOODWIN'S NORTH TRAIL ESSO Trail After eleven there's hardly anyone on the highway, so the Trail glitters softly from its last rain and the lights, and seems to ask something so small and strange and distant that you can hardly let yourself believe it if you don 1t trust in a testament made of the road and the rainy night and evety tree and late-singing bird and spoken greeting within the reach of a l'l.UlDing capture of the sky. And it's not easy to discover the question, once you know there's something being asked. But there are some Paulson I i 1 you.know, some things you've dis .:overed through hot, agonizing days that remain only as patches of blazing whiteness, through the sadness of the lone journeys and the things done to move the day a little, for it wouldn 1 t move on its own. There is a silent speech left in all these thUtgs, and that is where the question lies. The most important thing 1s that nothing in the world is completely without yourself. An enormous fondness can be developed for stm sets over the bay, silhouetted trees and silent watchers, the pines on the other shore like mountains, but it is a happy and peaceful and restful thing only if you bring happiness and peace and rest, if only a little, to it. Otherwise it is the f i r e at the end of the world, or merely a sign of the coming of another night which hides and con fuses and separates and takes away irretrievably. Even silly things, like the parking lot of Maas Brothers, or the page of a newspaper, are happy or sad, bad or good, hopeful or defeating because of the way you are when you see them. By themselves, they are colors and shapes, hardness and softness, some more pleasing than others, perhaps, but that is all. You remember the great moments, the most marvelous times, and discover that, if they are to be communicated, they cannot be commtmicatedbythemselves. To say that cold Januaty night rushing down the cbrk road on the JIDtoroike, memories of sweaters and hot chocolate in Florida and the slight frost in the rooming, to say that these were the best times is not enough. You have to say that these were wonderful because you were happiest then with someone else, bee a use something had been fullfilled t h at had nothing whatever to do with the night that was really numbing and uncomfortable and tmnataral among the palm trees. And, of course, in any art, this is never all you have. There is always something else. And here's the other thing. You leam that, just as things are insuf ficient without your seeing of them, you are just a little less than yourself completely alone. There's not much more than a nod to all those who told you this long before, long before you were even able to under stand what is meant. Dying is alone, living is together. You find this out yourself, and it doesn't matter what anyon"' says, ever again. On a late afternoon, you stand in the middle of things and find yourself turning in a slow circle, to tty and see all the life at once, to see evetything that evetyone is experiencing, to be evetyone, to be a part of evetything, to do more than move and watch and note and cross-reference eternally. You go our under the dripping trees and take into yourself everything that was left out from fear or stubbornness or ignorance or tiredness and keep the circle you made and keep your center of it and figure its limits to the vety farthest star you can imagine on a clear nlght. So it's a good thing there's no one else rushing between the lights with an endless splash down the wet road way. It's agoodthingbecausethen there's nothing to stop you from running (letting your mind run) taking the roadway too, keeping that for yourself, too, letting it b e the main thing, the great est prize of all And rtmning past, accepting evety motel, store, dominion century, clump of grass, the broken s ide w a 1 k s, walking people, signs, months, the most WDD.derful and most terrible sights that can be known, accepting even the things t h at can't be seen but must be there and will, indeed, be met, with faith enough. And knowing it can never end, and the running is the loudest, most wonderfullaughterthat anyone had ever heard. SSQT Applications Available Now Information about and applications for this fall's Selective Ser vice Qualification Test are available in the College Examiner's office. Application deadline for the test is October 21. The "draft test," which deter mines in part whether a student will be allowed to keep his 2-S deferment, will be offered at examination centers throughout the U.s. on No'v. 18 and 19. The exam center nearest New College is in Tampa, Fla. According to D e an of Students Robert Norwine the college is "working on" providing transportation for students who will take the test. The college bus is available, he told the C at a 1 y s t, but an adult driver must be fo=d. Polish Film Set For Sunday Show This Sunday's film in the New College film program will be "Baltic Express, a contemporary Polish drama. Directed by }erzy Kawalerowicz, the movie won an award at the Venice Film Festival. The film has Polish dialog with English subtitles. A 95-minute film, it will begin at 6:30 pm Sunday in the Music Room of College Hall. Oney's 5& 10 Household end School Supplies 3520 N. 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