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Unionization Won't Maintenance Staff: The college maintenance staff would gain no material benefits from unionization they don't already have according to Director of the Physical Plant Gage Dehart. In an inteiView with The Catalyst last night Dehart said as far as he knew the maintenance wod<.ers are satisfied with JOb c onditions and aren't interested in JOining a union, anyway. Dehart's statements contrasted sharply with charges by secondyear student Jon Shaughnessy that college workers are paid below the minimum wage, are not paid New Attack Prompts Stuclen t Guard Ideo Students will be hired to provide a:lditional security this weekend in the wake of an at t a c k on a second-year student last night near Hamilton Center, according to As sist31t De 31 of Students Arthur Miller. The student, Mike Curry, was beaten by two unidentified men near the end of the bicycle rack nearest the highway. The men then ran across the highway. Curry was not seriously hurt. Millersaidhewould hire the students to provide extrasecurity in the dorm area. He said they will not be compelled to report violations of student rules. Miller said Dean of Students George Petrie is presently out of town, but noted a total review of campus security will be made upon Petrie's return. for overtime, and are consequently interested in JOining a union. Dehart said all workers are earning at least the federal minimum wage of $1.40 per hour, that they receive time-and-a-half for hours woiked exceeding 40 per week and that they enJOY the standard fringe benefits, such as hospital benefits and group insurance. He also was emphatic in denying charges that college hiring practices and Job benefits discriminated against Negroes. Charges of rregularities in college laborpolicywere made by Shaughnessy at the Student Executive Committee m eeting several weeks ago. Vice President Paul Davis refused several times to divulge information in response to an SEC investigatory committee's questions. Shaughnessy reported to the SEC he g o t his information directly from some of the worilers. Dehart said he does not know how Shaughnessy could have been mis-informed. Dehart noted no changes in woik ing c onditions have been made since the c ontroversy erupted. The present policies have been in effect since Sept. 1, he said. Dehart added, however, that as far as he knows, college labor policies were not oppressive even before this fall, when he JOined the staff. He said the previous p olicy had differed in that woikers had a 44-hourweek (the limit under the law) and were given compensatory timeinstead of overtime pay. Dehart said he had the impression wo:Ikers had been satisfied with the old system. The p olicy was Two Students Caught Trespassing Two New College students were arrested yesterday for trespassing on Sarasota-Bradenton Airport property, but charges were dropped G raduate Record Exam D ead I ine Is T u esday Students who wish to take the Graduate Record Examination to be admnistered here Octol:er 28 should register by Tuesday. Applications with mailing envelopes are available a the Office of the College Examiner. Fee for the Aptitude Test is $7. 00, and for the advanced test in the student's field of specialization $8. 00. The Educational Testing Service, publishers of the tests, will send scores to the graduate school the student specifies if a "Transcript Request Form" is included with the GRE application. A fee of $1. 00 should be included for each trancript requested. Information for students in1rested in taking the Graduate Exams for Law or Business School, or the Miller Analogies Test is available in the office of Assistant to the President Earl Helgeson. The GRE will also be administered at New College December 9 and January 20. on Runway after the students involved and college officials talked with the air port manager. The students were arrested while running on a portion of the airport runway near the highway. Reportedly, they prevented the landing of a Boeing 727 jet, which was forced to circle the field. The students were apprehended by airport police, who called the Manatee County Sheriff's Department. Sheriff's deputies made the arrest. Following the arrest, the students, the arresting officers, Vice President Paul Davis, Assist31t Dean of Studwts Arthur Miller, and Information Director Furm31 Arthur met with Airport Manager Richard Wolf. Wolf agreed to drop the charged if the college informs stu dents being on the nmways is "illegal and dangerous." Reportedly, there have been other incidents of New College students trespassing on the unways. Miller issued the following statement on the incident: "Trespassing on legally restricted airport pro_ perty, specifically the nmways, 1s highly dangerous. In the future, such trespa;sers will most likely be arrested and may well be subject to discipline by the Dean of Students' Office. The student body should consider this announcement as a general warning, and anticipate that further violations will be treated more severely. 11 The two students will receive warnings which will be placed in their files. No notice will be sent to their homes, however. October 6 1967 Benefit Elmendorf Promised Dehart changed, he said, because too much time-off-due had been accumulatedforthe efficient running of the college. He said w o rkers who had accumulated time-off under the old plan were paid time-and-a-half in Sept, so that a full staff would be available in these busy first months of the school year. All workers whose work-weeks were cut to 40 hours were given raised so that weekly take-home pay was not reduced after the transition. The change to the new policy is permanent, Dehart said. Wage Survey Despite assurances by President John Elmendorf that he would personally investigate working conditions of non-academic workers, no official investigation has been made, and students have once a!?Pin been denied wage information by Vice President Paul Davis, Jerry Neugarten reported to the Student Executive Committee Wednesday. Neugarten, chairman of the SEC's Student Financial Investigation Committee, said he was "very distressed" with his latest talk with Davis. Neugarten reported Davis told him he could not disclose the information because Neugarten came to him as a member of a Deadline Is Thursday To Apply for Rhodes Third-year men students who want to apply for a Rhodes Scholarship for study at England's Ox ford University must see Professor of Sociology Dr. Jerome Himelhoch by Thursday. Interested students should phone the social science office as soon as possible to set 31 appointment with Himelhoch, who, as a former Rhodes Scholar, is New College's nstitutional Representative for the Rbodes program. Actual selection of those students to receive the college' s official endorsement will be made by an ad hoc faculty committee. To be eligible a student must be 18-24 yea:s of age, a male citizen of at least five years' residence in the United States, and unm:r ried. The scholarships :re awa'ded for at least two and sometimes years of st1..dy at Oxford in one of a wide variety of fields. Only 32 Rhodes Scholars are chosen eachyear, andcandidates must have impressive and wellrounded records. Eric von Schmidt The selection committee will assess character and personality, as well as academic performance, breadth of interest, creativity, social concern, and athletic in Himelhoch said. Deadlinesforothermajor fellowship awards are also fast approaching, and third-year students should watch their deadlines, E:d Helge son, assistant to the president, warns. Clas-sics P-rof T o Be on TV Professor of Classics Lynndon Clough will appear on WFLA-TV' s "Perspective" Sunday at 8 am to talk about this nation's foreign ad program. Clough has traveled widely and hash ad consider:ble first-hand experience in many underdeveloped countries which have received our aid. Neugarten committee and not as an individual. Accordingto Neugarten, Elmendorf told him 5.mday he would spend a day this week investigating working conditions in "broader perspective, and might put students in most or all maintenance jobs. Neugarten said, however, that Elmendorf has not yet made the investigation, and stated Wednesday only that it would be made sometime this term. N eugarten asked SEC members for advice, stating, "I don' t know what to do. First-year representative John Esak, along with other members of the committee, suggested obtaining the informatio n from the workers themselves. N eugarten agreed he would talk to members of the maintenance staff. Neugarten also asked that SEC Chairman Ted Shoemaker contact Davis and confirm hh statements. Shoemaker agreed. The SEC's interest in the working conditions of non-academic employees ofthe college, and Davis' alleged refusal to recognize this interest, was also suggested as a topic of discussio n at the upcoming meeting of the College Council. In other SEC business, the procedure for the selection of students to serve on faculty committees was devised through a motion by thirdyear representative Stev e Hendricks. Hendricks' motion provides that: ---The Supervisory Committee will compile a slate of candidates from students interested in ing on the various committees. ---Only ifthenumberof interested students exceeds the nwnber of positions open on the committee will an election be held. ---The student members of the committee will constitute a liaison committee of the SEC, and will make regular reports to the SEC ---The final selection of the students will be made no later than two weeks after the faculty specifies the number of students to serve on each committee. Another clause of the motion, that SEC meml:ers be buTed from serving on the faculty committees, was deleted by a 6-2 vote. (Continued on page 2, column 1) To Sing Tonight Shoemaker Elected Nationally known folksinger Eric von Schmidt and his wife will present an informal program of music at tonight's Forum, repeating a highly successful visit of two years ago. Von Schmidt, who lives in Sarasota, will begin his show after diuner in Hamilton Center. Chairman Third-years tude n t Ted Shoemakerwaselectedchairman of the Student Executive Committee in a vote of 198 students Tuesday. World Series B l ues New College base b a 11 fans were disappointed this week to find they could not watch the first two games of the World Series on the east campus television set, as classes continued to be held in classroom H-5, the TV room. A couple of lucky souls tuned in their own port a b 1 e s, but most had to settle for radio play-by-play. of SEC Shoemaker received 121 votes, defeating third-ye:r student Jerry Neugarten by a two-to-one Neugarten received 62 votes. Third-year student Steve Orlofsky received 17 votes, and there was one write-in vote for third-year student Kenji Oda. In an "inaugural address" to the SEC Wednesday, Shoemaker promised meetings will be more efficient than they have been in the past. He said committee chairmen will be requested to atend every meeting, 31d said only SEC members will be permitted to ask questions about committee reports. Shoemaker said remarks during discussion of motions should give facts, not state opinions, and said he would use the gavel if necessary to keep order. See inteiView, page 4 The new chairman said the functions of the SEC include social re gulation, the expression of student opinion in regard to all areas of the college, a:td other interests, such as the Stop the War Committee. Shoemaker stated thesecond function is the most important. "Everything in the college is our business, he said.


Page 2 Editorial Candidates Need Time We were pleased with the attitudes of the candidates for Student Executive Committee chairman, who conducted brief and low-key, but very thoughtful, campaigns. Two candidates posted conscientious statements of their general philosophies of student government, and all three offered to speak personally with interested students at meals and in their rooms. Of all student government elections, that for the SEC chair is the one in which campaigning is most important and crucial--both because the chairmanship is the most im portant student government post, and because first-year students must vote for candidates they have not had the opportunity to know personally. We think in the future more time should be allotted between the closing of nominations and the balloting--for all elections--in order to allow for some serious campaigning. The two days now allowed is not sufficient, and the situation will certainly get no better as the size of the student body increases. "GIRlS HAVE FELT THREATENED BY POTENTIAL MOLESTERS AND ACTUAL VOMITERS" We are not bucking for rah-rah speechmaking. We simply seek to ensure that students who want to know their candidates before voting have the opportunity. Letters Davis Explains SEC (Continued from page 1) A motion by Hendricks that the SEC request they be given control of campus pets was passed. Hendricks said he had discussed the matter with Dean of Students George Petrie, and reported Petrie feels the greatest problem is the control of flea:. Hendricks said he has received suggestions for flea control. A suggestion by second-year student Jon Shaughnessy that the students evaluate the perlormauce of faculty members was referred to the Student Academic Committee c.m a motion by Hendricks which passed 8-1. Second-year representative Lee Crawfort opposed the motion. A motion made but not voted on last week by represent ativ e )on Lundell that the SEC endorse a strilSo ta, Florida 33578. Application to mail 2t second-class postage pend.i:ll,g at Sarasota, Florida. Telepbone 355-5406. Editor, Kenji Oda Elem oi campus securitv is under re-evaluaion. He said an additional proctor on weekend morn ings from 4am to sunrise may be hired. Library Committee Chairman Don Aronoff said the committee was "greatly dismayed" at the attempt by depaxting Professorof Political Science Dr. Rollin Ibsey to remove a number of books he had donated to the library. Aronoff said it would co 1 54 to rep ace the ooks. He asked for an SEC resolution condemning Posey's action. The matter was postponed to next week. Aronoff also repoxted the library book limit had been increased to 20 books per student. In other action, third-year representative Larry Alexander was approved as Supervisory Committee chairman, third-year student Gary Williams as parliamentarian and first-year representative Mark Kruesi as SEC representative to the Student Activities Fund Committee. In order to clear up some apparent confusion, The Catalyst presents the full text of Vice President Davis's letter to Jerry Neugaxten concerning the college's labor policies. September 27, 1967 The concern shown by the SEC for the welfare of the maintenance staff at New College is commendable. Furthermore. I appreciate tl1e reasonable tone of your written request for specific information about the wages and working conditions of these employes. I am sorry that I cannot comply with your request. I do not question the genuineness of your concern, but I do contend that this is a management area in which there is no prac tical way for the administration to share responsibility with the students. There is nothing secret about the information you are requesting. The individuals concerned are perfectly free, if they wish, to give you the ac s an figure relating to their own employment. For the administration voluntarily to disclose this information in answer to yourrequest, however, would imply recognition of competence on the part of the SEC to participate in the establislunent of policy for employment of the College's nonacademic staff. In my view, this is not possible. The admmistration is aware that the best interests of the College are served by offering wages and working conditions that will attract competent employes and keep them satisfied with the conditions From Finland With September 30, 1967 Oath, not to Billy Joe but to the people at N f':W College (--ala Stevie Wonder) There's a place in the sun (Sarasota) Where there's hope for everyone (if you're smart enough) I got to find me a place in the sun (I found it for awhile). I recall with great pleasure all those little things: giving money for Alfred's and Moriello's party, playing football at four, swimming at ten. Discussing intervisitation rule, Then go and break it (1 st year students and the little old lady of Sarasota please skip the previous line) Filling, emptying, filling, emptying (the fountains) I remember feeling some satisfaction After turning in the I. s. P., And even more so when 1 heard it was satisfactory. I didn't mind dressing up for Friday night forum And I did it sometimes even for Saturdays (Anything for a steak) Hello Sonny, too bad Charlie and Moses left, isn't it. (To class of '70: I personally prefer Hickory House to Howard Johnson, if you at any time happened to be dissatisfied with Servomation Mathias. ) I hereby certify that Luke is the best at volleyball, Rottman is an old star, Bruce say hello to the Zen-monks, Mimi you better behave, Hi Judy, Dan H. take the fences away from the pool, Linda I hope the blanket still warms your mother. Posit i o n of their employment. This we conscientously attempt to do with in the limits of the resources available to us and the work that must be done. Any employe who becomes dissatisfied with the conditions of his employment here is free at any time to bring his grievances to the attention of his ruperPigs To the Editor: I read with interest the lead story in your issue of 9/29, expressing student concem over, and interest in the wages and working conditions of the New College mainte nance staff. I would like to mention an element of these working conditions in which students could contribute a great service if they wanted to. I call to your attention the garbage and trash which accumulates daily around the dorms, in the courtyard, a t Hamilton Center, in fact, almost everywhere. Perhaps there are students who do not realize that this debris mustbere moved by some college employee. Or perhaps they don't care. As one of the maintenance men mentioned to me last week while raking up the empty tin cans north of the 200 court, "We shouldn't have to clean up after people who want to live like such pigs. Trash pick-up, of course, is not my point. Dignity is. Sincerely, (signed) Frank Meyer --from The Catalyst, May 6, 1966 visor or foreman, or to the appropriate outside authorities. I would appreciate it if you would include the full text of this memorandum in any report you may make to the SEC. Paul D. Davis Mill m: Ex-F>Iains "Dismay" Remark Assistant Dean of Students Arthur Miller, who was quoted in The Catalyst last week as expressing "dismay" at the witholding of nonacademic wage information to students by Vice President Davis, explained his remark at Wednesday's meeting of the Stu dent Executive Committee. Miller stated, "There is little educational validity in restricting information only to those who have direct responsibility for the poli cies which can change that information. "Mr. Davis' reasoning, logically extended, would mean that only the faculty should know of educational policies, only the librarian should know the library rules, and that the students' quiet hours rule should be kept secret to all but students. "In short, it seems odd for the college to offer seminars in economics and then deny students access to the crucial facts of college life--which ideally should be the most effective seminar of all. Love -An Oath Bill, Stevie-my-boy, Hillbilly Joel, Gary, Pat(both he&she), Barbara, Cindy the coke-seller, Betsy-Tom, Katie, Rye Devan etc. etc. I would like to write to all of you personally but it is impossible so I decided to srite this small note, an oath(of allegiance) to the forty-, I mean, sixty-niners. I felt just like one of you during the year, And I am proud of having been part of your class. I am presently continuing my studies in a small University (I couldn't go to a big one after New College) and I have English as my main subject. 1 don't have any bigger problems with it. I hope to get to the U. S. before too long, Meanwhile, Please keep playing football in the afternoon, Croquet at night and poker in the morning feels Just good. Now if you do so you soon ask When do we study? I have left those everyday academic aspects Unstressed here, Because of having learned through experience that Everyone of the intellectual individuals at New College Automatically knows the importance of lectures and Reading and takes care of them in one way or other. 'Other' means "free beer and musicfuthe park". I would be glad to receive any comments on this note From members of the class of '69. From Finland With Love Ilkka Laukkonen Pitkakatu 37. A. Vaasa Finland P. s. Good luck in your pre-lims. Margaret Bryan, Michelle Clayton, Jean Graham, C1110l Heitmann, Allan Jaworski, Abby Stepben Olson, Maty Lou Phillips, Sedensky, Beverly Shoe maker, Katie Smith, Edna Walker, Cheryl White Editor's Note: llkka Laukkonen was a special exchange student who spent last year here as a first-year student.


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Page 4 The Catalyst October 6, 1967 Catalyst Interview f'Jew Chairman Favors Broader SEC Rol e By KIT ARBUCKLE Behind the flannel-covered door of room 338 live Ted Shoemaker andhiswifeBeverly. A third-year philosophy major, Ted is the newly elected chairman of the SEC. I knocked, and he led me into a home croooed with books, general bits and pieces, and the strains of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Chili Band. Turning off the record player, he settled himself in a chair and the interview begm .... Q: Did you feel that the student government needed another philosopher in its ranks when you ran for office? A: Not at all. My training does help me to cut away a lot of the verbal garbage that attends discussions. I think I can see through some of those confusions when bias keeps people from really talking to each other. But on the other hand, there are philosophical issues before the SEC. I think that there are philosophical issues in anything that involves a choiCe of value systems. There's atremendous plurality of values among students, faculty, and administration--not just between groups, but within them too. There a-e people with tremendously different purposes and goals here. This has repercussions both in the social and the academic spheres. A lot of the problems come when we don't recognize our differences; a lot of it comes when we don't want to recognize our differences. Then we'd see that we were in conflict, and I think that few people know how to deal with genuine value conflicts. Young people who what authorities Himelhoch are really valid and operative todayhavetofacethefact that many of the old bases for saying "These values are the correct ones" are gone. Q: Could we nail down some of these polarities of principle to something specific? A: The obvious one, especially to students, is the difference between traditional American morals and the personal morals of many of the kids here. Then there is the much discussed question of what education consists of. Some think th a this should be an ac:demically-oriented institution. I person aly feel that it should be educationally-oriented but that not all education is academic. But you have to realize that these are just a personal judgment. It would be wrong for a person who favors academic institutions to say that someone else with a broader or narrower philosophy shouldn't be here. This wouldn't be the institution it needs to be if it were that intolerant. Q: Do you share the fear of some students that this school is solidifying toward death-by-structure, some sort of educational rigor mortis? A: During the first years I was here, particularly with the charter class, structure by any name was a sort of enemy. Any little addition to structure was automatically ruled out by the students, at least bymanyofthem. But I think form is necessa-y and important. It needs to be flexible and sensitive, so that it can :dapt to whatever situations develop. But it has to be Paper Shoemaker there and it ha; to be clear--! think that's the only way a comm1.mity this large can operate. It's not structure that will get us, but rather the wrong kind of structure. N othing along the tradition all in es seems to work adequately. That may be more due to the spirit in which it was done than to the form itself. Q: To shift the subject to your SEC post, what do you hope to do with the responsibility of the chair you have accepted? A: I hope to make the meetings very efficient. And I hope I can direct the SEC away from dealing solely with cat laws and student problems of that sort and get more into dealing with academic policy. We need to make the SEC into a respected and expeditious body through which students can express their opinions and decisions to the rest of the college. Describes Behavior of Rural Delinquents By MARGE SEDENSKY Rural adjudicated delinquents are not necessarily products of a subculture estranged from society: they accept conventional standards and they will probably graduate into the stable working class. So concluded New College Sociology Professor Jerome Himelhoch and his co-authors, James Feeney and Michael B. Schwartz, in a paper delivered to the Society for the Stu dy of Social Problems at its August annual meeting in San Francisco. In "Delinquency without Alienation: A Portrait of Some Rural Youthful Offenders," Himelhoch explored the behaviorofnine 17-21 year old convicted law-breakers. He interpreted their behavior against the background of his previous study of about 1,400 Vermont high school students. In addition to the small number BAY VIEW Cleaaen aRd Complete laundry and Dry Cleaning DriYe-111 Store: 1530 ht St. 955-0937 of convicted youthful' offenders, Himelhoch used self-report techniques to identify =detected lawbreakers in the high school population. These misbehaving youth do not b e 1 on g to the "basically puritanical" high school majority, but tend to "short-run hedonism. The difference between the groups is relative r at h e r than absolute, and the "hedonists" are irresponsible in only certain sectors of their behavior. Although father's socioeconomic status had nothing to do' withnumber of reported misdeeds, arrests were concentrated in the lower classes. Those with little educational ambition were most likely to be lawbreakers. Although the nine convicted offenders on the whole committed minor offenses, there were single instances of grand larceny and ar son. Unlike many of the selfconfessed, undetected high school law-breakers, all nine convicted boys were from poor families. The souped up car--for dragging, drinking, and sex--was of prime :iJrportmce to the nine interviewed. !Tiday or Saturday night began with buying packs of beer, racing to a Spann's Barber Shop GOOD HAIRCUTS Aerou from Kwik.Citek Performance Specialists MOTORCYCLE AND AUTO REPAIRS High QualityLow Price All Worlc Guaranteed SARASOTA, FLORIDA ZOZO LIBERTY WAY DICK AMBLER MEL-0-DEE RESTAURANT & DINING ROOM 47th Street and North Trail bam dance, boozing it up in the parking lot, and finding a couple of girls for intermission. Brawls over women occasionally rounded off the night. As one of the boys put it: "We have a good time." Many of the offenses involved bre

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