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Vets Ask 'Explanation' Of Student's Letter Members ofVeteransofForeignWars Snnshine Post 3233 voted unanimously at a special meeting Tuesday to ask President John Elmendorl for "an explanation" of first-year student Jon Shaughnessy'sletter to the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. The letter, which concerned the war in Vietnam, was published Sunday. According to A. M. Ettinger, Educational Director and Past Commander of the post, Shaughnessy's letter to the editor of the HeraldTribune Sunday is an abuse of the right of free speech. Ettinger to 1 d The Catalyst last night, "The right of free speech is an inherent right of every United States citizen, but the abuse of free speech to promote disloyalty is treasonous. 11 When asked if he considered the an abuse of free speech, Et tmger replied, "I certainly do, because in the first place it is pure unadulturated VietCong propaganda. It certainly is n 1 t true. To consider the National Liberation Front a revolutionary front is absurd. II The letter asking Elmendorf for Ott To Sp ak John Nash Ott, a retired banker who has gained wide fame for his research on the environmental effects of light, will discuss some of his latest research at tonight's Fo-rum. Ott once before spoke to New College students at a Forum on Dec. 12, 1965, whenhefascinatedviewers with examples of his work with time-lapse photography. The Forum will begin at 6:30 pro in the Music Room of College Hall. an explanation of Shaughnessy's letter also asked, according to Ettinger, ",,rhether the Congregationalists would condone this. He then pointed out the Congregational Church's sponsorship "in the early 1900's" ofthe United Boys Brigade of America, a ca:let corps antecedent to the Boy Scouts. Appa-Shaughnessy Reacts Jon Shaughnessy outlined his reaction to the criticisms of the VFW for The Catalyst last night. "To call any challenge of government policy an abuse of free speech is to negate both free speech and democratic government. "This (the letter) was not a questionofmytryingtovilify anyone, 11 Shaughnessy said. "It was simply an attack on the government, and as a citizen that's my right." Shaughnessy termed the VFW's letter to President John Elmendorf a first step toward stifling free speech in America. He went on to say he does not believe the West can expect western style democracy to be established in the Orient. rently because of this sponsorship Ettinger concluded the tiona lists would not condone <:J.,aughnessy's lettet>. Saying, "I hope we don 1t have anotherBerkeley in our community, 11 Ettinger said Elmendorf's response (if any) will be brought up at the next post meeting. "I sincerely hope; Ettinger went on, "the information he (Shaughnessy) wrote of wasn't taught at New College. I hope he didn't get his ideas from professors there." Reiterating his opinion of Shaughnessy's statements as "pure unadult e r ate d Communist propaganda" Ettinger said the "whole damn thing makes me sick. 11 He added, "personally, I feel like MacKinlay Kantor." After these statements, Ettinger proceeded to point out "misstate ments" of Shaughnessy's. He singled out a sentence from the letter which said: "The so-called slaughter of Vietn ames e by each other has been done either in a revolutionary war or as a matter of executing civilians who either served the opposing f action or were Saigon a p p o i n t e e s bleeding their 'constituents' dry. 11 ''As a matter of fact, Ettinger said, "the headmen in these small villages arc not appointed by Saigon, they are elected by the villagers. The on 1 y appointees are the higher officials in the provin ces." According to Ettinger, these village leaders "have been murdered bythethousandsbythe VietCong." He said he got his information from The Reporter magazine a b o o k entitled "VietNam and other reading. He also pointed out his daughter-in-law is Vietnamese and has also been a source of information. The commander of the post Wil Blus, told The C:taly;.; last mghttheposthas received "at 150" telephone calls inquirmg about the reaction of the VFW to the letter. College officials also received a n urn be r of telephone calls from p_ersons in the community expressmg concern over the letter or asking whether it represented the position of the college. According to Blus, "we don't believe the American so 1 die r is a butcher. He said it is this characterization in Shaughnessy's letter which most disturbs the members of the VFW. Related Features Shaughnessy's Lettcr--..nJ Others, page 2. Editorial and Cartoon, page 4. Bradenton Adds Low Requiring Helmets An ordinance requiring motorcycle riders and drivers to wear fully padded crash helmets at all times, similar to the orctmance recently established in Sarasota, was passedWednesdaybythe Bradenton City Council. The ordinance also requires the helmets to be strapped at all times, which the Sarasota law does not require. At present the law only applies Ylithin Bradenton City limits. However, the M:lllatee County Commission has indicated it will seek legislative approval to pass a county-wide ordinance o f a similar nature. Shaughnessy Special Election Will Fill Two Vacancies on JC ft: election to fill two vacancies on the Student Judicial Com 1ttee Wbe held Monday, the Student Executive Committee voted at 1 s meetmg ednesday. The vacancies were created by the resignations of third-year students Charles Raeburn and Richard Waller. The matter was brought to the Rachel Findley agreed it was in the attention of the SEC by Assistant best interests of all concerned to DeanArthurMiller, who said there hold an election. were cases of multiple infractions Second-year representative JeiTY of student rules dating from early Neugarten proposed the Modes of Decemberwhichhad not yet had a Procedure be changed to allow the hearing. He said the SJC had been SEC members to appoint students "extremely delinquent in not (Continued on page '2 column 1) granting a speedy hearing," and ( h II d 1 sa_id of Students Robert Nor-a eng e R u I n g w=e >ntended t o act on the cases if l:he S J C d i d not. On Third-year Rep S E C Chauman Felder Harry Felder said the resignations of the SJC members would affect only Jury trials, in case one was requested. First-year representative and Supervisory Committee Chairman Katie Smith 911-id an election could be held within a week. Third-year representative Barely Passes A challenged ruling by new Stu dent Executive Committee Olair man Harry Felder not to hold an election to replace third-year representative David Pininarrowly passed at the meeting of the SEC Wednesday. The issue of Pini was raised by a spectator, third-year student Tom Todd, who demanded a new election b e held, since Pini was n o longer a student. Several members of the SEC then claimed Pin i was still a student, but Assistant Dean Arthur M i 11 e r said he had received notification Pini had formally withdrawn. Second-year representative Jerry N eugarten said since elections of new SEC members would be held Feb. 28, a member chosen in a special election would serve only a week. Todd said the SEC had no choice under the constituticn, adding, "I value my representation that highly. 11 Students Join Nationwide fast for Peace Felder then ruled the constitution does not require SEC members to be students, although only students can run for the position. He said no election should be held, although the Constitutional Revision Committee was working on a change in the Constitution to prohibit non -students from serving. A number of students yesterday joined a nationwide three-day "fast for peace" to dramatize and express concern over the war in Vietnam. Some 20-30 students were joined by President John Elmendorf and at least one faculty member in a noon meeting in the room ofRachelFindley, one of the organizers of the fast on campus, to discuss the fast. According to the Unit e d Press, 11 11 sponsors of the demonstrations said the senousness felt_ the stu-they believed thousands of persons dents had act_1ons. were participating in the fast on Elmendorf sa1d, I believe very an organized, interfaith basis and that wh:n p_eople hav0e a on an informal basis in smaller sh uld communities. do somethmg about 1t. 1 The fast began Wednesday and is According to Rachel Findley, who scheduled to end today. Some parestimated 10 students are actually ticipantsin the fast on campus put fasting, "The fast may be an ex-up posters urging students to "Fast pression of opposition to governfor Peace." ment policy or an attempt to in-Some others ofthe group drafted crease one's own sensitivity to the a t e 1 e g r am to send to President sufferings of war :nd f e e 1 in g of Johnson and solicited the sign a_ sympathy with all its victims, or tures of students. The text of the an expression oi with the telegram was: "President Johnson: victims whio:h might awaken com-We are fasting because of Viet passion in or a 'NOr.ilcs: am wars uff e ring. A vast in-prayer for peace. crease in awareness is absolutely "Surely," she went on, "even if necessary. Please oegin now. this war is necessary, it is import-President Elmendorf, who said ant to undertake it in the full com-he was not fasting himself, told prehension of and responsibility for The Catalyst yesterday he joined the misery it causes, The actions the meeting of students because of towhich this awareness could lead At a meeting yesterday of students interested in the "fast for peace" campaign were, left to right: Rachel Findley Steve Nohlgren Charles Velsert, and Beatrice Stodola. range from sending blood to wounded American soldiers to sending bandagestothe wounded in Hanoi. It is the inaction that stems from not caring enough that the fast attempts to cure. Felder's ruling was immediately challenged by first-year representative Katie Smith. No second is required for a challenge. In the voting, N e u g art en, third-year representative Tim Dunsworth, and second -year representative K en j i 0 d a voted to uphold the chairman's ruling. First-year representatives Smith, Lee Crawfort and Jon Shaughnessy voted against upholding the ruling. Felder broke the tie in favor of his ruling. Contacted after the meeting, Pini said he had not withdrawn but was only taking a 1 eave of absence. He stated it was necessary to com p 1 e t e a form indicating formal withdrawal in order toreceive a refund of food money. He said he would not resign from the SEC. Miller said, however, he had received no notification of Pin i 1 s leave of absence, which must be approved by the Academic Committee of the faculty.


Page 2 Special Election (Continued from page 1) to the SJC, claiming the students appointed would be as satisfactory as those elected. Felder objected, stating the Constitutional Revision Committee, when it reported the following week, would make recomendations about the SJC. A motion was then made by second-year representative KenJi Oda to hold an election in six days, if it was permitted by the constitution, An observer, third-year ::tudent Tom Todd, said a two-week time limit between nominations and elections applied under the constitution to any election. Several SEC members challenged this statement. Miller said something would have to be done, calling the delay of the hearings a "serious action of de linquency." He said legal action could conceivably be taken against the college. Todd repeated his assertion that an election could not be held within two weeks, and Oda withdrew his motion. Neugarten then moved the Modes of Procedure be temporarily changed to permit appointment of SJC members until the next election. Oda seconded this motion. NC Cagers Lose Twice New College's basketball team dropped two games this week, one of them by SO points. Last Friday 1mdefeated Sarasota Sports Committee crushed New College 93-43; Wednesdayourcagers lost to Venice Youth Center 74-56. Now2-6 inSarasotaMen1sLeague competition, New College ..,.,;n play its next game next Friday against the Oyster Bar. Last Friday's game started rather spectacularlyforthe 1mderdog New College team. Employing a care ful ball-control offense and a tight zone defense, the team muffled the Sports Committee and held them to a fUst period 13-13 tie. The Spotts Coumrlttee grabbed a quick lead at the beginning of the second period, however, and it was all downhill afterthatforNew College. Coach Jim Strickland decided to try to nm with the league leaders, and the decision was a fatal one. Q)viously exhausted, New College began making numerous mistakes on offense while the Sports Committee scored almost at will. In Wednesday's game, hot shooting from the floor and good board work by Venice Youth Center stopped a lackluster New COllege effort. Larry Alexander, continuing his hustling play oflate, led New College scorers with 20 points. Findley said in that case an advisory election should be held to determine who was appointed. First-year representative Ton Shaughnessy said the chairman's choices should be approved by the SEC. Findley argued some form of student response should be sought. A vote was then taken on the motion, which failed by a 5-l vote, two-thirds voting in favor being neededtopass the motion. Crawfort voted against the motion, with Smith abstaining. Miller repeated immediate action was necessary, and Crawfort said the SEC should interpret the constitution to allow an election within a week. He moved an election be held in six days, and that the SJC should meet before the next SEC meeting. This motion passed by a vote cl 6-1, with Oda voting in the negative. The Si;: specified the election shouldbeheldMondayor Tuesday. Smith said yesterday it would be held Monday to give the SJC an opportunity to meet before Wednesday, and that nominations will close Sunday noon. She said two first-yearstudents, Don Aronoff and Mary Lou Phillips, have already filed petitions. In other action, the SEC voted to establish a student rule against littering and defacing college property. The motion to establish this rule was made by Neugarten, who said the SJCwould not necessarily have to treat violations of the rule in the usual manner. He said costs of damage in some cases could serve as punishment. Oda, obJected, however, that enforcement procedures were not clear. Voting on the motion was 5-1, with Oda opposed, and second-year representative Tim Dunsworth abstaining. The SEC voted to send a joint memotoNorwine and Planning director Ralph Styles stating the SEC would like room phones installed as soon as possible. House Committee Otairman Oda had reported Styles said room phones would be fiDaDCiaUy feasible. Oda also reported he recommen ded to Kitchen Manager Thomas' Estepthe hours of the snack bar be llam-3pm and 6pm to midnight weekdays, and from llam to 3pm and6pm to 2am Friday and Saturday, based on the recent questionaire. He also reported on vending machine choices. Food committee chairman Tom Todd said New Yorl< cuts rather than T -bone steaks would be served Saturday nights, and it was possible steaks might also be served an additional night. Todd also reported the general sanitation of the kitchen was considered "good" by the County Health Department. He said the The Catalyst department had received an anonymous call, apparently from a student, indicating conditions were not satisfactory, but had discovered on inspection that they were. The committee to select Sarah Lawrence exchange participants was appointed. Committee members include Oda, chairman, Duns worth, Crawfort, and faculty members Dr. Arthur Borden and Dr. John French. Sundot's Film Swday'sfilm will be "Alexander Niefski, according to Don Aro noff, head of the film program. The movie will begin at 6: 30 pm in the Music Room of College Hall. February 10, 1967 And Now Bring On the Men ... A men's student-faculty softball game is scheduled for S1mday at 2 pm on the East Campus. The game will come almost exactly one year after the last student-faculty softball contest. (That game was for girls, however.) Second-year student Jeny Neugarten, who umpired the girls' game is arranging S1mday1s contest. SEC ReV#ords Rule New Rule Text On I ntervis itati on A new intervisitation rule, replacing the previous rule and designed to clarify the intent of the intervisitation rule, was inserted in the Student Code by the Student Executive Committee Wednesday. Two votes were required to pass the new rule, which failed on the first ballot. The second vote occurred when a member who had initially voted against the rule changed his vote. Both votes followed discussion of specific wordings in the rule. Section B of the rule, which as drawnupread "No student shall be within a student room with a student of the opposite.. sex during hours in which intervisitation is prohibited" was questioned by Assistant Dean Arthur Miller, who said it does not cover non-student visitor; of the opposite sex. The then changed to "person." A spectator, second-year lblcleat Ted Shoemaker, stated since a violation does not in effect occur unless reported by the proctor, the part of the rule regarding hours should permit the proctor to make minor exceptions. Although another spectator, third-year student Tom Todd, said such a clause would open up a "Pandlbra's Box" if the proctor's remark were misinter preted, the statement that the proctorcanmake minor exceptions in regard to hours was added. First-year representative Katie Smith asked if section B meant a student who was asleep could be guilty of breaking intervisitation and was told it did. A vote on the rule was then taken, which was defeated 4-2 because at that time members thought two thirds voting in favor was needed to pass the motion. First-year student Jon Shaughnessy and second year studentJeny Neugarten voted against the rule. Miller asked what reason besides "generalpetulence" caused the defeat. Shaughnessy said the administration was attempting to increase its powers with the new rule. Miller said the rule was only for purposes of clarification of the rule which already existed, A spectator, second-year student Laurie Paulson, said some provision should be made to exempt sleeping roommates 1mder section B. Shaughnessymoved an amendment to that effect, but if failed for lack of a second. Neugarten then said he would c::hange hll vote on the rule. AD other vote was taken and the motion to insert the rule passed 6-1, with Shaughnessy voting in the negative. Change Schedule For JC Election The regular mid -year election for positions on the Judicial Committee will be conducted March 3 and not March 2, as previously anno1mced, Deadline for nominations is now March 1. According to Supervisory Committee chairman Katie Smith, the wrong dates were originally an nolmced because of a mix-up in the modes of procedure. Section 3 A. No student shall be within anotherstudent'sroom against the expressed wishes of either or both as occupants of that room. If the student is winvited, he/ she is at fault. If occupant acts contrary to roommate's wishes, occupant is at fault. B. Nostudentshallbewithin a student room with a person of the opposite sex during the hours in which intervisitation is prohibited. C. "Student room" shall be defined so as to include balconies and patios. D. Intervisitation hours begin at 7 am each day and end at 11 pm S1mday night through Thursday night and at 1 am Saturday and S1mday momings. Intervisitation is prohibited at all other times. Minor exceptions may be made at the discretion of the proctor. E. The oa'""&"'- back of the open room forms are to be considered as part of this rule (if a room happens to be o-pen.) Council Meeting The College Council will meet Wednesday, President John Elmendorf said yesterday. Elmendorf explained the meeting was delayed from the regular meeting time last Wednesday because some members were unable to attend. He said he does not know what will be on the agenda. Shaughnessy's Letter-and Others These letters, beginning with Jon Shaughnessy's, which ap p e are d Sunday; were or presumably will be published in the Sarasota HeraldTrib1me. To the Editor: Although I realize the political cartoons on your editorial page, like the columnists, do not necessarily represent your paper's political views, it seems questionable to me that you should allow such blatant war propaganda as Mauldin's cartoon (Jan. 27) showing the VietCong soldier killing a peasant while one of his buddies holds a pistol to the head of another pea sant. The idea of labeling the National Liberation Front the butchers of their own people is too farfetched to receive much credance. The true butchers in the Vietnamese War is the American military system which has found it necessary to butcher the Vietnamese culture in order to achieve the goal of defending the Saigon government. The strategic hamlet plan was given up only because it was militarily unfeasible, not because it was tearing the heart out of traditional Vietnam. Now "refugee" camps a filled beyond capacity with Viet mese whose only crime was to be natural source of supply to a revo onary faction. For years now the airforce bas been destroying the mOlt advanced ill dustrlal complex in South East Asia, threatening to flood the lands arowadHanoi, and killinghundre of thousands of their youth in combat. The so-called slaughter of South Vietnamese by each other has been done either in a revolutionary war or as a matter of executing civilianswhoeitherserved the opposing faction or were Saigon appointees bleeding their "constituents" dry. The label of butcher can hardly be applied to a band of men who seek to terrorize the beaurocrats of an aristocratic regime that receives almost all of its support from a foreign power. It hardly seems possible that Mauldin, who witnessed the tance of the French people to the German troops, could perform a camplete about face and condemn the Viet Cong. Yours truly, Jon Shaughnessy Dear Editor: What the do you mean by printing that stiiiking letter from a little of a_New College student his comment about "the true butCli'erln the Vietnamese War is the American military system?" Why don't you ask that MaoorPow or Otow or Wow orsome other Oriental Communist to write ad ally column for you? As for that yowg New College I'm tempted to go over to and fetch back a youthfully earnest airman of What's-hisname's exact size, age and weight, andletthe youthfully ear nest airman beat the out of yowgMr. What's-his-niiiie, while a few thousand of us old who have been cruelly disciplined by years and wars and toil and heart break, sit arowd and laugh our_ heads off. MacKIN LAY KANTOR Siesta Key To the Editor We would be surprised--even dis couraged--if New College did not have students like Jon Shaughnessy. His recent letter, to be sure, shows more courage than reason, more heart than head, but it is merely one more in a long tradition of "letters in dissent" which charact erize our country. It is to be hoped that dissent will always have a forum, and, as president of New College I am glad to see that your paper has offered one. John Elmendorf To the Edito: While I don't agree with everythingtheNew College student said about the lmholy situation in Vietnam I do agree 100% with his ri!Vlt to say it and the right of the Herafd Triblme to print it. Apparently MacKinlay K ant or would limit the right of free speech and free criticism to those individuals of whose opinions heapproves. And we have a great many people of that type throughout this cowtry of ours. In my humble opinion the countries of Asia as well as the cow tries of Africa have got to work out their own problems and destinies. We can't dictate by vast military f o r c e the kind of govemment or the kind of economy they may wish to establish. And in my humble opinion the yowg people in our colleges and out of our colleges have not only the right but the duty to speak out on any and all domestic and international problems. It's going to be their world. Certainly the generation of MacKinlay Kant or and myself have made a sorry mess of a great many things. That should be very, very There's absolutely no reasontothinkthat we know it all. Charles C. Lockwooq P. O. Box 8422 Sarasota To the Editor: I feel compelled to write to you conceming Jon Shaughnessy's letter of February 5. Jon is correct in his condemnations of the tactics of our govern ment in Vietnam. His references serve as adequate for his contentions. (sic) Unfort1mately he commits the same error that he proves Mr. Maldon has committed. He wrongly assumes that simply because one participant in the war commits in-humane acts the other is justified in doing so. Obviously napalm is a more effective weapon than a machete. Butthe problem that must concern us is that thousands of innocent women and children are being killed in an exercise of military rhetoric, It is the prime responsibility of all of us who claim allegiance to humanityto woJ:k to end this murderous struggle. Yol.ttS truly, Don Aronoff To the Editor: I feel sony for MacKinlay Kantor. That a man of his age and respected talents should write such an arrogant letter while in a fit of childish rage is an insult to the comm1mity. Mr. Shaughnessy has as much right as anyone else to express his opinion, and while I don't personally agree with his views, I would much rather read an intelli11:ent, reasoned article than a half-deleted scribbling such as the letter recently printed. It in no way reflects the material it was aimed for, but merely showed Mr. Kantor's bad taste andfla1mted his adolescence. Try again, Sir. Sincerely, Patricia Sanderson


February 10, 1967 Prospecti e CO' s Mee t for A d c Students of making ap plication to their drait boards for status as conscientious objectors met yesterday in an informational meeting. First-ycarstudent Don Aronoff organized the meeting which was attended by seven students, Dr. Gre sham Riley and Jim Hicks, a resident of the area and a conscientious objectornow doing civil service in lieu of the draft. Aronoff said those present discussed the questionnaire which must be filled out by all who apply for CO status. He said the purpose of the meeting was to "inform people of the procedures to gain CO status in hopes that those who sincerely want to get it will try to obtain it. Different binds of work which may be done by CO's in lieu of the draft were also outlined. Aronoff said the group will meet again to distribute "Handbooks for CO' s He indicated he is interested in talking with members of the community who might want to help the group. F o r m e r Teachers Stude":ltS see !I1 absorbed n :1t 1 u 1 1.::h e "n meeting of those I n t e r ested in the o f obtaining conscien tious obJector status with their draft boards. In the foreground are Dr. Gresham Riley, left, and Steve Hendricks. Seated around the table, left to right, are: Jon Shaughnessy, John Peters, Steve Marsden, Don Aronoff, and Ted Shoema.ker. Meet Q q Ca Members of the Sarasota Former Teachers Association met Monday in the to hear Dr. David Dykstra speak on "Poetry without Feet." The Assoc1ation w as the first organization to contribute a scholarship f o r New Colle g e Th1rd -year student Caro l Ann Childresshas received the scholarshipforthreeye ars Following the meeting members o f t h e Assoc iation touredthecampus Fromlefttoright are: M rs. Charles S. Pr octo r President; Carol Ann Childress; MJ:s Paul Rugg, Vice President; Mrs. Winifred Snapp, Treasurer; Mrs Beatnce Farnam, Second Vice President and Miss Kathryn Scott, CoiTesponding Secretary. SANDALS OF THE OUTER WORLD By ZEBCO THE MAGNIFICENT AT 4 7 th S TREET AND NORTH T R A I L ONLY THE CURIOUS IN LEATHER AND STRANGENESS FULL S T ARK E R S 3428 N..,. T rail 355-3446 F INE DOM E STIC YOU'LL LIKE "Su4-. P UTNAM DYEI N G & EC OPP E R BAR 1570 No. lockwood R idge Rd. 955-3446 t MPORJED L I QUORS COIN LAUNDRY'S EVERY FACILITY T INTI N G 25 FRIGIDAIRE WASH 10 TRIPLE LOAD DRY The Catalyst UF Coed Charged For Posing Nude Charges of "indiscriminate and inappropriate" conduct have been made against a University of Florida coed for posing nude for a magazine photograph. Miss Pamela Brewer willface the UF Faculty Disciplinary Commit tee today at 2:30 pm, according to The Florida Alligator, the daily student newspaper. The photograph appeared in an off-campus hw:nor magazine, The OJ.arlatan, The Alligator said. Miss Brewer has made a formal request to move the hearing to an auditoriw:n on the UF campus in order to ensure the hearing will be public. She has also submitted a motion to dismiss the charges on four constitutional grounds, but no action has been reported on tl1e motion. According to The Alligator, "a number of UF professors and stu dent leaders ... have taken an interest in the matter." enty of Good Light makes easier home study. Page 3 Hertz Curtails Student Rentals Hertz Rent A Car will no longer allow New College students to take cars out of the state, although they may continue to rent cars for local use. According to William Griffin head of the local Hertz office new policy has been put into effect because "three or four" Hertz cars have been damaged in accidents in the past year by New College students. Christian Scientist To Lecture Monday The question "Is There a God?" will be explored from the Christian Science viewpoint in a free lecture Monday at 8 pm in Sara sota Municipal Auditorium. Ralph W. Cessna, C .S.B., of Wilmette, ill., will speak under the sponsorship of the First Church of Ouist, Scientist. He will discuss mankind's growth toward a deeper understanding of the nature of God, and how it relates to spiritual healing. DISC SHOP ELECTRONICS INC. For Your Record Needs CONVENIEN TLY IN CORTEZ PLAZA Griffin said the decision to cur tail rentals to students here was "a purely local one involving only myself and the zone manager in Miami" and was not a reflection of a change in nation-wide policies of Hertz. Griffin noted the accidents occurred during long trips and theo' rized they happened because students "tend to make long hauls without rest. Many students in the past have formed "car pools" and have driven home for major holidays. Stressing that the new rule is "not necessarily anything hard and fast and permanent, 11 Griffin expressed some hope that long-distance ser vice to New College students can be resumed. "Weneverfigured to make money renting to New College students, Griffin said. "Our serlice is just a way of introducing car rentals t o future good customers. "But it' s just a question of how far wecango. money than expected. "If anybody's got a solution, I'd be more than happy to hear it." SARASOTA CYCLE KEY SHOP -..... SIMe ''" 1111 s...."'"' BAY VIEW Cleane rs and Laundry Complete laundry and Dry Cleaning Drive -In Store : 1530 1st St. 955 Anna Navarro, School Re preser.ta tive T AVE[, I Complete Travel Arrangements 45 S. Palm 958 LUNCHEONDINNER-COCKTAILS PHONE : 388.3987 ST. ARMANDS KEY JERRY G/NNIS


Page 4 Editorial Why Did VFW Fight? We cannot really agree with Jon Shauglmessy that American troops in Vietnam are the "true butchers" in the war. But neither can we agree with the one-sided picture of the war presented by representatives of the local VFW. How can either side by any less barbarous, with tons of jellied gasoline being dropped by one, and with village leaders being disemboweled or beheaded by the other? What does upset us, however, is the vehemence with which the 'v'FW representatives denOl.mce Shaughnessy for stating his views--for exercising his rights as an Am eric an. Of course we realize that as he is allowed to state his opinion, so they are allowed to criticise it. We questi:m, however, their statements and allegations that there is something tiD patriotic or treasonous about Shaughnessy's letter. It seems inconsistent for those men who, as they frequently remind us, fought 25 years or more ago to preserve the American way of life, to tum arotmd today and denounce someone for acting in a mannerwe believe to be in the traditions of American democracy. When criticism of the government, even criticism which calls that government butchers, becomes tmpatriotic, then will the American way have perished. What did the men of the VFW fight to preserve if it was not tolerance of those who disagree? Letters The Catalyst THE RMIRtCRN$ At:te 'THr Hours Squabble Demonstrates Failing To the Editor: The following is my answer to question VITI of the questionnaire sent out as a followup to the allschool planning conference. I am not at all sure why I have submitted it like this. It will do my heart good to see it in print. Per haps it is because, although it is solely my own opinion, I believe it to be true and feel that if it is even approximately true, the problems it deals with are vital to the created life of New College. What single feature do you consider to be the greatest shortcom ing of New College? Why? I would say that mild-mannered deceit combined with wishywashy-ism is far and away the greatest shortcoming. The intervisitation squabble is a prime example. I don't wish to go into much detail, but my following remarks are, I believe, factually justified. 1) Administration. Administration statements have been contradictory and vague. Granted there is diversity of opinion among ad m:iliistration officials, the differences could have been settled before statements were issued, "Community of opinion" and "the hours are just too d a m n 1 ate 11 are independent types of reasons fer intervisitation restrictions and which type was predominant should have been made clear to the students. Little factual evidence beyond vague references was exhibited (information from a reliable faculty member contradicted some of these assertions) and it it e xis t e d it should have been released. If the problem was primarily moral, discussion should have taken place on this plane, rather than on that of "opinion." We are supposedly, and I think actually, students of high intelligence. We were approached in a manner that insulted both our intelligence and our integrity ("We are asking you to be as hypocritical as we are."). Perhaps we should have overlooked the unfortunate presentation of the admini._ tration views, but generally I think we are still too young to have lost respect for "high ideals. 2) Faculty. Inthemannerof Pilate, most of the faculty washed their hands of the problem. A large part of the individual faculty members I talked with were ignorant of both the facts and the issues involved, and did not seem to care much to find out what they were. There was some vague mention of "study habns" being affected, but I know of no attempt to find out what the affects actually might have been. Questions of morality and integrity were usually an s w e r e d with, "Well, concessions must be made. "True, perhaps, but how many "must" be made was never mentioned. Sadly the only positive incident I know of was their disapp,roval of Presi dent Elmendorf's 'integrity" speech. 3) Students_ Some students tried to find out what was happening and to do something about it. I feel this is commendable i.ITespec tive of their final positions on the question. Most students, myself included, said, "Aw, S***, t h at m e s s again. 11 Most students did not make much of any attempt to discover the facts of the problem. This is sad, for, even if the facts were nearly impossible to discover, at least some attempt would seem minimally necessary. Finally, I would like to mention a pro b 1 em connected with the others stated above. There has frequently been an absurd, and at least once a nearly fatal, lack of communication among New Col-Coeds' Own Dodo To the Editor: Al Minter and his gang have been responsible (through direct action as well as unconscious misanthropy) for many perfidious although usually incredible deeds on this campus. Of their interior decorating we won't speak. But at last the women of New Co 11 e g e have a legitimate right to revolt. Why those dastards have thought it necessary to furnish a 4' by 41 women's lavatory with a 4' by 3' wooden crate is certainly inscrutable, but the fact remains that 15 womenhave lost their lives bumping into, tripping over, and sliding under this m ass i v e piece of pop architecture. Although it's t r u e that potential donors and WLA culture fiends have often remarked in the last seven months that this obstruction lent a C071f air to an otherwise s t e r i 1 e (or is the word septic??) rest room, nonetheless due to the growing loss of life, this Dada might be removed. Promptly?? (signed) Disgusted Thanks from UA Dear Sir: Please accept the sincere thanks of the officers and directors of the United Appeal of Sarasota County for the generous gift derived from the Little Angels' program. We are particularly grateful to the student body and the official family at New College for bringing this charming group of young artists to Sarasota. Our thanks also go to Mr. andMrs. William Horning, whose participation in this effort contributed so much to the success of the program. Let me assure you that your contribution will he 1 p continue the services of the twenty-three volunteer agencies in Sarasota County financed by your United Appeal. Cordially, D. William Overton President lege persons and groups. Whether this is symptomatic orcausitive of the deceits and hand washings I don't know, but I think it is fundamentally tied to it. How would you correct this situation? Honesty and industry. Attempt to find and broadcast the facts of a situation. Do not conceal relevant information. See that those most interested are adequately informed. Allow personal positions to be significantly challenged. After rereading the above I am less sure than before that it even clearly states my own opinions, but I do believe that these problems are centrally important to New College. (signed) Ted Shoemaker 'Foster Child' Writes Dear foster fathers and mothers, I'm very happy if this finds all of youandyoursin the best of health. My family is all well here as always too. I can tell you how terrible excited I was when I received your welcome letter last month. I've read it with great interest. Apart from your letter I also received your regular supplies composed of VN$935, 1 pillow, and 2 bars of Nguyen Dinh Khuong toilet soap, which I appreciated very much. This month I've paid VN$145formytuitionand my elder sister's, VN$300 for some new clothing, VN$100 for school supplies. My family and I sincerely thank you very much for supporting us. For myself, I keep on going to school regularly every day and, of course, I always try to do well at school. During the break I play cheerfully with my classmates. Well, may I end here by wishing all of you and yours the best of health and safety as ever. Respectfully, Your foster child, Nguyen Dinh Khuong WHO? February 10, 1967 Tt-4 V\E'T ARI TNt !JIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIll: -Sociology Profs Respond To the Editor. It was reassuring to read in last week's Catalyst that SEC Fepresentative Shaughnessy's proposed memorandum protesting academic policy in sociology failed for lack of a second, but the fact that the proposal was made and apparently treated seriously is disturbing. One would expect a representative concerned with an academic decision to consult with the persons making that decision, especially when he was not a student of the teachers concerned. This was not done and, consequently, the proposed mem-Trial Registration Helps Students AUSTIN, Texas (CPS) -A program of "provisional regis tration" at the University of Texas has proven successful for 31 per cent of the participating students. Provisional registration per mits students who have scored too low on their entrance tests to prove through classroom per formance that they are capable of college work. Before being allowed to enter Texas as a regular student, a provisional registrant is re quired to make at least four C's, taking two courses in each of the two six-week summer terms. "Provisional registration says Registrar Byron Shipp, "is not a remedial program in any sense. The students are not 'guinea-pigged' in any way; they either make it or they don't." FCC D rops Low FM Stations According to a recent Associ ated Press wire story, the Fed eral Communications Commis sion is considering a series of radio frequency shifts. These shifts would eliminate most of the low power FM stations those with power of 10 watts o; less. These low power stations, 158 stations out of 314 educational FM stations, are primarily lo cated on college campuses or at high schools. The FCC wants to provide for powerful FM stations which would cover large areas, so that regional educational broadcast ers could establish networks. The FCC feels that the 10 watt stations are an inefficient use of the radio bands. orandum, as reported in The Catalyst, was based on erroneous information. For example, at no time have we made seminar papers a prerequisite for admission to the qllllifying examination in Is it possible that some members of the New College community like to see themselves as White :!

February 10, 1967 The Catalyst Page 5 NC Overcontrols Undergraduate Learning Experience: Jarrell B KIT ARBUC!{LE YAmong many identities,. the lege is the storehouse of 1deahsm. Active protests on campuses can be a threat to the integrity of the. institution; or they can be a consc1ent1ous and construCtion force tor development, both for the school and for the individual who .hastne coura e to stand on his own judgment. of the students of New College who is t_o improving the aca em1c sy em 1s TomJarrell, amemberofthe first-ear class. Coming from the Bos ion area, he has also lived for a time in New Zealand, where he MC'daradio on folk music. Concerned primarily with hat he feels is the overcontrol of d'te learning experience of the dergraduate absorptlOn crosses spontane1ty,. he these views in an mterVleW Wlth The Catalyst. Jarrell: I feel that it signals a very dangerous attitude that at the recent planning conference no one challenged the necessity of hav. ing a basic course at that lt might be possible to have m?ep_en dent study from the very A person perhaps could come m during the summer and take a seminar on creative inquiry. If he wanted to take the basic courses, there should be that option, but the idea that everyone should eralize for one particular year 15, I think fallacious. Q: Do you think that real ical errors underlie these poss1ble flaws in our academic system? A: Right now there_ an ?':er emphasis on the cogmtlve ab1lity, the ability to relate verbally. But the affective side of man, the emotional and spontaneous and creative aspect, is not measured by I_Q tests. It is not stressed in the curr1culum. Our insttu:tors can't make us creative, they can only make a person see the short-term results and work toward those. That kind of person our technological society needs. Butthat1snot the only type thatweneed. We need to make a social place for poets. You go to grade school for 12 years, yougoforfourmore years to most colleges. More and more, the emphasis seems to be that you have to go on to graduate school. In fact, David Riesman was saying when he was here that you should expectto go on to graduate school --after college you're only good for journalism or something like that. It's ludicrous. You go for 12 plus four plus four years, 20 years you can be involved in education. What you'll learn is how to take tests, how to deal with classroom experiences--you don 1t know any other type of life. It's averysuddenthingwhen you graduate and plunk, you're out in society. Summer jobs can give you some training, but they don'tteach you what your career is going to be like, generally. I like a school like Mark Hopkins where you have five months off each year to work on a job. Our year-round calendar cuts this out. Q: Do you feel that it is fair to ask a school to take on an assignment such as fostering creativity? Can this even done in practice? A: The Summerhill method is a way that seeDlS to work. This approach doesn't so much foster cre as not hamper it. A person 1s allowed to play as a child, witho.utbeingtold to work any specific tlme. He just develops himself. He will eventually work himself out of play and want to work. Natural curiosity will lead him to an awful lot of things. He'll start to go up and ask people, "What's this about?" By the time he's ten he'll be 'going to classes regularly. By theageofthirteenhe1s already developing a good sense of moral re5ponsibility, aided by face-toface, one-to-one relationships. The problem is, in most societies you have to leam to deal with institutions too, This is rough in someways. Butithinkthat all education should still follow the Sum merhill pattern. Your interest should be the key to y_ou do. For me, an interest lS eqmvalent to a psychic need, something I have to do. When I'm not curious about something and someone tells me I have to study it, my natural instinct is to forget all about it, says that if he hadn't been forced to study Bach he never would have discovered Bach. My argument is that if he hadn 1t discovered Bach, he wouldn't have been missing Bach. If you don't know what you are missing, you're not missing it. If he had discovered Bach without external prompting, he would have liked him spontaneol&y and probably more intcnselv. Q: Do you feel that you don't accomplish a little more when under a little pressure. A : Pressure has to be internal. "Who would be his own master must be his own slave." Q: Does self-discipline rely on occasionally doing things that aren't particularly interesting and stimulating at the time? A: Self-discipline is recognizing a long range goal and being able to see that the means are worth suffering. But you still must see the goal as significant to you. Q: Could you put your finger on the basic authority of yours that you feel the school system challenges? A: It's my right to learn what I want. I don't think education should be mental rape. Their concept of "Renaissance Man" sometimes reminds me of my mother saying, "But you know you like horseradishes." Dr. Knox says that the study of pre-twentieth century literature relies heavily on the Bible. If he tells me that, I back away from his course. But if he convinces me thatifidon1t know the Bible lllbe missing a lot, I'll read it. He knows his stuff, I trust him. But to JUSt list required books without explaining why you need to read them isn't good. of trivial ideas, a lot of trivial interests. But if you're allowed to follow them, you'll find out that they're trivial--play theory, in a way--and you'll go on to better things. As the Mark Hopkins catalog says, everybody should have the right to be as significant as he wants to be. He should pursue whatever fascinates him, even if it turns out that he was chasing a petty vanity. He should be able to worl< conventionally or in a more idiosyncratic way. Itsays, "If he Q: Where would you uke to start ifyoucouldgetsomething changed in the setup of the curriculum? A: With the first-year program. I haven1tstartedtogoto senior sem inaryet, but I plan to. They have a list of books I want to read. In a seminar you get with other kids who also want to read. That's a very good system. There's a teacher there who tries to give cohesiveness, to introduce what he knows on the subJect. From what others tell me, including faculty Q: Have you been able to take any steps toward getting these theories into operation? A: I plan to write a monograph on independent study to submit to the various committees involved in academic planning and policy for my next independent study project. I'll be writing a paper to crystalize my own personal philosophy soon, aswell. It's hard to take concrete action in your own courses, at least immediately. I'm trying to avoid Cassell's mistake; he was trying to beat the system and it beat him. I'm trying to change the system without being absorbed by it, as the conscientious objector is ab:. sorbed by the selective setvice system. You can't make an effective protest if you let yourself be muffled or killed. I have talked long hours with the faculty. Q: Do you feel that the faculty are really working for the best in education by being reasonably cooperative with your effort? A: It's king of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle in reverse with the faculty. You can find out from individuals faculty what they wouldliketodo, but you can't find out from the whole group what changes are going to be made. Generally, they are committed to the present structure. This is the way it is with the first term courses. A lot of the kids half read the books as they're assigned. Then along comes Dr. Berggren's last lecture, a real whammo finale, and everyone wants to read the books over again. if they'd just convinced us at the beginning that these books are good instead of JUSt saying "They are good," we'd have read them in the first place. Jorr ell Some have been willingtochange radically; some have recommendedgoodbooksforme to read; some listen and smile politely and say that they'll take it under advisement. Some of them are very sure they're right. You can argue heuristically to discover the truth or you can argue eristically to convince someone of your point of view. In a sense, we're all arguing eristically, but I'm fighting for my life in a system and I think that they can afford to bend more than I can. And the language requirement is a force-feeding. Everyone should be encouraged to take a language, but not required. In our day enough is being translated that you don't have to know another language. Of course it broadens you, but it's not vital. And right now I don't want to study science. Not that I don't want to do science at all, just I don't want to do it now--maybe next year. I have interests right now in sociogy, psychology and philosophy that are enough to keep me busy. I like to do one thing at a time, in depth. In "The Uncommitted" Kenneth Keniston describes my approach to studies: "The acteristic intellectual style m volves intensely passionate con centration on a few topics of par with a relative inability to do other worl<." Q: Do you really think this extremely individual ideal could_ be put into operation at a place like New College!? A: I don't see why not. All the research that has been done (by the government and other agencies)onindependentstudyas a way of learning indicate that it only_ has to be tried as a full-scale thtng. The idea is that you'll have a lot really cares, few areas of true lS sues will be missed. 11 Q: Is there a danger that you will travel in too small circles if curiosity is the only thing leading ou? A! M curiosity is going to lead me to touch on all of the basic fields sooner or later. You do need to know about what' s going on in all three standard academic areas. I've got some books on the shelf over there that I'm interested in reading even though they're not in my present main field of interest. One is Isaac Asimov's "The Intelligent Man's Cuide to Science;" there's a philosophical worl<, "The Nature of Physical Reality;" I have some books on mathematics that don't use many formulas, but go into Coedel's Theorem and other fundamental concepts. If you're not allowed to work out things this way, you'll always wonder if there wasn't something valuable there, while you work on passively at the you're. told to do. (Incidentally, 1t was pomted out the other day that since we're all trying to pass the course, "passive education' 1s a kind of sour pun. ) Q: Yourtheseshinge on a bel!-ef. in student curiosity and academ1c m tegrity, a premise that many people challenge. Why do you have thistrust? I A: I believe in Erich Fromm s concept' of the integrated man. He searches to be whole. As I said, it's a psychic necessity. Our own college bulletin _that we can handle this respons1bil1ty wh_en it affirms "In the last analys1s, each is responsible for his own education." THE HICKORY HOUSE LUNCH DINNER COCKTAILS TRY OUR SPECIAL BAR8 -QUED RIBS UST TWO BLOCKS SOUTH OF THE DORMS J ON THE TRAIL, HOLIDAY INN of Sarasota-Bradenton 8221 North Tamiam i Trail Restaurant -Cockta i l Lounge Yach t Basi n Swimmi ng Pool Phone 355 members, this is one of the most interesting things going on here, aside from independent study it11elf. Q: Whatroledoyou give the prehensive exams? Do you thmk that they ought to be don e away with? A: N o t done away with. There has to be some type of year-end summary. I think a thesis is what I'd like myself, but I like to write. Other people might like to create something non-veroal, or perhaps give a series of lectures--there's no reason why a student can1tteach. Some people do very well under objective tests under time. But I don 1t think that everybody should have to do it that way. Imedtothinkthat they had these tests just to compare us to the n_a tionalnorm. That'snottrue. W1th the number of faculty we have, they just thought that this would take less of their time than grading long papers. Q: How would you like to see the program set up for all three years? A: The program shouldn t be di vided by years. The incoming student, if he wants to, should be allowed to go out on a whole year of independent study. The only requirement which really should be made is that the student should do the equivalent of one term's worl< in each of the tree main divisions. Q: Do you feel that these theories are as important at other levels of schooling_ as graduate? A: I'm very fired up with what we can d o across the board in high schools, primary schools, and everywhere to improve the systems. The college isn 1t the only level thatneedsto let spontaneity loose. There aretwofactors in education: the school should embody what the society wants you to leam; and it should be a place to change society. Both demands have to be met together. Basically, being the extremist that I am, I don't believe in necessary evils. Everything, even death I think, admits two alternatives, either it's not necessary or it's not evil. We have to each work to help mankind adapt better to his situation, to pull down the unnecessary evils. Ellie's Books & Stationery Inc. Complete Office s.wn-1 350 Main St 955 3516 T h e divine Principlethe basic cause which is God-is as vital and active on man's behalf now as when Christ Jesus healed in Galilee. Don't just accept this on faith ... you can pr ove it for yourself. You can prove that an und erstanding of God can transfo r m a person's whole life ... his character, his health and his sense of purpose. Ralph W. Cessna, C.S.B., a of Christian Science Board of lectureship, w1ll speak on this subject in a lecture called "Is There a God?" A dmission is free, everyone is welcome. Christian Science S a rasota Municipal Auditorium, North Trail, Monday, February 13, 196 7 8:00P.M.


Page 6 on Finding The r e are two nights from my first year I remember so well I know not even the most violent pulling of my most distant years will ever tear a moment from them. One of them, if ( can bear it, is for some other telling. On the other, I first entered the passage of the evening sitting on the edge of the unmade, spreadless bed, looking at my piled and cluttered desk, as if the staring could shame it into order, then turning to watch the big grey fish in my roommate's aquarium round the comer where the scraggly green plant waved in the aerator currents and emerged at the front of the tank, to stop, just for a moment, as if at attention Wind lifted the curtains, and the air seemed to me fragile and sweet, though I felt a kind of guilt at knowing even this small me a sure of ease. My roommate came in then with two cans of his perpetual CocaCola and collapsed on his bed picking up a science-fiction novel and beginning another evening of the futility he had grown into through months of willessness. He had been hurt, and never allowed himself to forget it, and so it had become his entire existence. He could no longer act, for even the slightest movement intensified his self-awareness, and his pain. He would not stay the year, and I was sorry for him even then, but I wondered how much pity I dared risk, for I felt, in my own depression, much too close to his condition. "It's a nice night," he said, with o ut interest, and I thought it must indeed be nice, for him to comment on it. I went out onto the patio to see for myself, and learned what I had only guessed before: that it was a grand, quiet, majestic night, with peace set high in the black sky among sharpened stars. The wind carried the fragrance of a moment of summer rain, and it seemed impossible that there could be any discontent in the kindgom of such a night. But though I saw the evening's solemn grace, it seemed dist=t, and b arred from me, f:>r I watched it in my own deep sadness, and the knowledge of questions unsolved and probably impossible of seemed keep me from whatever the wind could sing to me. I watched the dark shadows of trees andsawthe weeks and months I'd hoped and pleaded, mourned and fought my own despair, and saw the lack of anything for tomorrow. I had no more greetings for the mornings, no more patience with the day's slowness, and felt my roommate's frozen life become one for me as well. I lacked an answer and even a place for looking. But a night-bird called in response to the wind's singing, and I wondered if, perhaps, this peace were here for me, as well, and I might use the night to find the answer, and the place. I vaulted the patio wall and in a sudden enthusiasm of action walked to my motorbike. The time had come--1 would think it out, and Paulso-11. Answers wonder, and conclude, and same how, encouraged by a waiting dawn, know what to do. It wasn't hard to choose a destination--I'd walk among the boats moored at the city's edge, a place I'd found sometime before to walk in silences of pain. But now I'd judge each distant, horrid crisis carefully, and in the place of pain would be a knowledge and contentment. In long and silent thought I'd overcome the uselessness of my doubt. !found the marina. and the boats, and the sleeping bay, as I expected. There were the big charter boats in a line, lights burning in the cabins, signs in front proclaiming the captains' names, and that they were for hire during the day. I walked beside them and read their names and admired the puddles of streetlights on the water. I siezed the opportunity forthought, forcontemplation, and Paulson directed myself, at all costs,_ to find a solution before I left the water's edge. The night still perfectly blessed me. The deserted walk invited a lonely tearing-out of old things, and a building. The breeze carried the record of the sea. But, strangely, t.'lere was no enlightenment. I knew the problem, and understood it better, ven, than it was good for me to do. But there was only an emptiness in the place I had expected a shining revelation, I wondered if the problem was so vast as to defy a solving. My despair only increased with the minutes I counted the lights on the other shore. Then I turned to see the long way I had walked, and saw instead the months I'd letpassinjustsuch foolish walking. I'd waited for the key, thought with deep concentra tion, and there had been no answer, And I knew as well as if I had been whispereditby the midnight water that my lack had been in acting. That answers come in the midst of doing whatever needs to be done. That the thinking out, longandsilently, justdoesn't matter. And the only solutions that can ever, really, hold, are the ones found naturally. ot at convenient places !or thinking on nights that beg for such a use. Not here. It seemed shorter to return home than it had been coming and I was glad to feel the wind at my face. Frank's Barber Shop 4 larben Nnt t. 7 0. U.S. 41 SEE SARASOTA Fl RST All the problems & challenges of American Life Are Here What to do with too much leisure ... How to integrate the mobile middleaged into the community ... What about a rura I county system operating an urbanizing county area. How do we upgrade those in need ... What are the forces acting for pro gressive action ... GILBERT WATERS ASSOCIATES The Catalyst February 10, 1967 Russian Prof Says Socialism Inevitable Development of the socialistic theory throughout the world is inevitable according to the director of the Latin American Institute at the Soviet Academy of Sciences in Moscow. ProfessorViktorVol'skii, director of the Institute and head of the Department of Geography at Moscow University, said at the University of Florida this week "scientists and intellects" recognize the inevitability of socialism. Vol'skii was in Gainesville to gather infonnation on how the Uni versity's Latin American center was "o: ;2:anized and operated," according to the UF student newspaper Speaking both English :!ld ::.pamsh, Vol'skiinoted the role of the Russian Latin American center primarily involves research of a general nature and the publication of an assortment of material on Latin America. Other views Vol'skii expressed during his visit to Florida included the following: *A new party in Chile called the Christian Democracr Party, operating under a community society theory, could spread to other Latin American nations, It opposes both Communism and capitalism, but has socialistic traits. Its goals include liberty for all the people and Shoe Repair collective property for the medium ofproduction on a non-centrali<:ed basis. *The Soviet Union has today no programs in Latin America designed toprovide financial aid nor does it plan any in the future. Russian interestinLatinAmerica is primarily commercial, on a bi-lateral basis, and educational from the standpoint oflearning more about that part of the world. *There is no real danger in Latin America from a population e x:plo sion. The only problem is for people of those countries to "find a way to use theirworkinghands." The population problems are in North America. 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February 10, 1967 The Catalyst Page 7 Philosophy of Service Is More Important Than Quantity of Kitchen Equipment The quality and quantity of kitchen equipment is not nearly so impartanttothe success of a largescale c at e r in g operation as the philosophy and logistics of the service according to a world-famous rood' service consultant. Richard Flambert, who heads Flam bert and Flambert of San Francisco, the largest food service consulting fmn, told The Catalyst yesterday this is why his firm spent more time deciding "p 01 icy, planning, Jili?osophy" than choosing what eqwpment to order for Hamilton Court's nearly ready kitchen. Flambert emphasized, however the kitchen equipment is of very high quality. F 1 am bert and two of his aides were on campus two days this week to check the newly installed kitchen equipment and to consult w_ith college officials and Servomat1on Mathias the college caterers. the $90, 000 installation "beautifJll," Flam bert was pleased by what he saw. "We never get everything we want 11 Flambert noted, "but the requiring modification are all of a minor nature." (e. g a rack holder was installed several inches higher than specifications called for. ) The whole inst:ilation has been rated first-class by the National Sanitation Found at ion, which means according to Flambert, the is more than simp I y adequate. Speaking as a philosopher of sorts, Flambert said, "There are only two things impOrtant to (a largescale catering operation): one is, the menu, and the other is the customer. "Thewholejobofthe people who design and operate these things is to bring those two together. F 1 am bert lists three impOrtant considerations in designing a f ood service: type of customer, finances, and esthetics. "The first thing we figure out is, wha t kind o f c usto m e rs will there be? We figure, what are the needs of students? How many meals will they eat here?" Since the student is a "captiv e customer" here, Flambert noted, and a la carte service is ruled out, the responsibility for selecting the menu shifts to the caterer. This makes the c ate r e r 1 s job much more difficult, he said. "We have to plan the kind of food servicethatnot only is healthy but AVAILABLE AT THE CAMPUS BOOK SHOP NOW in paperback THE HOMECOMING (now appearing on Broadway ) WAITING FOR GODOT by Baskett P ICTURES OF THE GONE WORLD by Ferlinghetti T H E MAXIMU S POEMS b y Olson TODAY'S I S M S by Ebenstein R H E TORIC O F F ICTION. by Booth S TREET CORNE R SOCIETY by Whyte IN H ARDBACK HARVARD DICT I O N ARY O F MUSIC PETIT LAR O USSE IBSEN'S PLAYS Phone No. 355 acceptable to the customer, the student. It's difficult to satisfy students three times a day .. ," Of course, one of the reasons this is difficult is that tastes vary widely. At the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii, for example, Flambert's firm had to plan for four different ways of cooking rice, to satisfy students from various riceeating cultures. Flambert noted finances are inevitably a factor in kitchen service and design. If he had been free to design as adv:nced and complete a k it c h en as possible, Flam bert said, the cost might have been as hire as $150 000. 1 None o f the economies were at the expense of utility," he assured il'he C atalyst. The extra money would h ave contributed greatly to esthetic improvements, however, he said. A great deal of heavy equipment which is now set on the floor could have been motmted on inner walls, Flambert said, which would have made the kitchen both better looking and easier to clean. Flambert was enthusiastic in des-cribingsome of the kitchen equipment. Calling the dish-washing area "the most important thing" in the kitchen, Flambert seemed especially pleased with an automatic dish washer, sterilizer and drier. He noted the food preparation industry has become highly auto mated since he broke into the food business some 40 years ago. "We have to so arrange the kitchen th;t as much machinery as p o s sib 1 e replaces hand labor, 11 Flam bert said, citing the relatively high cost of labor. "We are attempting to reduce the plyroll to give better food service. 11 Reverting to the role of philosopher. Flambert dulled his enthusiasm somewhat and said, "Equipment to us is merely tools. Equipment is not the important thing to F lambert and Flambert ... The important thing is what we've talked about, getting the customer and the menu together." The philosophy and practices of Flambert and Flambert are apparent 1 y sotmd. They are doing a brisk business, and Flam bert claims Flambert, far right, describes some of the kitchen equipment to House Committee chairman Kenji Oda, center, and kitchen manager Thomas Estep. they "normally have 40 !O SO colleges and schools on the drawing board at any one time. As soon as the various minor ad-justments in the equipment are made and everything is hooked up and c 1 e an e d Hamilton Court's dining hall will get its test. Students To Scramble for Meals In Hamilton Court Dining Room KIT( HI \ To OINlN& ARIA I 8VCJU\GES HOT FOODS COLO FOODS \ I t.oNI)IMfNTS I There are now 5 branches of REP CLEANERS. Inc. f ormerl y Pe rfecti on Clea ners TO SERVE YOU: MAIN PLANT: 7327 N. T WARD PLAZA: 4221 14th St. W. ( B r adenton) BEE RIDGE PLAZA: 4116 Bee NEW TOWN: 2712 N Avenue GULF GATE: 2103 Stickney Point Road I R E SARASOTA Flower Shop .. E -A T 0 R s Malle It a llab l t IIOf .. occasiH 1219 1st Street 95s.4287 .... ,... ....... .. w ............ DN.&c:-.1 ..... ........ : 1421 ... St. s... .... u.,. ... .... Students will have to "scramble" for their meals when the new dining hall is open in Hamilton C ourt. What this means is that, instead of w a 1 k in g single file through a l ong serving line to get food, stud en t s will in what order thev wish to a number of discrete, specialized serving areas. Sounds confusing and inefficient? The "scramble system" might indeed prove to be a bit confusing at first, but, according to Richard Flambert, bead of the firm that designed and planned the kitchen and dining area, it will be at least three times as efficient as the old single-file method of serving food. "People move only as fast as the slowest person in a lin Flambert caate:nck. ThJs tends to make service too slow "About 20 years ago, someone had the idea of breaking up the line and came up with the 'scramble system.' Under this system, there will be separate serving units, each for hot food and cold food, and one for beverages. In addition, condiments will be kept separate from all of these. (See diagram. ) Upon entering the service a.x:ea, a student will take a tray and Slmplygoto the least crowded serving tmit and then pro c e e d tmtil be has 'r e c e i v e d all portions of his meal. There will be no collisions, Flambert says, although there will probably be "some awkwardness" in the beginning. "We've installed 300-400 scramble-type service areas, he said, "and we've never had a collision. 11 Can the scramble system handle an tmlimited number of students? No, says Flambert, "But the system is self -regulatory. P eo p 1 e will leam when to come in in order to get the speediest service .. !' Flambert is confident the students will like the new service. In his words, "This kitchen is one of the best I've ever seen. COMING SOON TO MATHIAS THE END OF FATUOUS FARE THE PLACE T O SHOP IN F L ORIDA


Page 8 Photos By David Tekler A car-load of New College students went to the Mardi Gras in New Orleans last week. Although the weather was not particularly good--it rained one day, and temperatures were low--thousands of milling visitors from across the nation kept spirits high. The New College students who attended the Mardi Gras included SusanBorokowski, Jon L1mcHl, Harris Taylor, Alfred Scheinberg, Davia Tekler, and George Wargo. The Catalys t February 10, 1967 MARDI GRAS

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