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DR. & MR }0 MENDORF 535 BLVD. OF PRESIDENTS flDRIDA Volume IV, Number 3 September 29, 1967 Strike Seems P ossi bi I ity Davis Again Withholds Da a on Co ege Wages Students voting in Hamilton Center 208 Studerts Elect New SEC, sc A total of 208 students went to the polls Tuesday to elect nine S t u d en t E x e cutive Committee members and five Student Court judges. Elected to the SEC from the firstyear class were: John Esak, Tom Thompson and Mark Kruesi. Elected from the second-year class were John Lt.mdell, Lee Crawfort, and Mary Lamprech. Third-year stu dents elected Steve Hendricks, larry Alexander and Laurie Paulson. Elected at-large to the SC were second-year students Kit Arbuckle and Ellen Tisdale and third-year students Dale Hickam, john Hart and George Finkle. SEC vote totals from the firstyear class were: Thompson 28 votes, Esak26, Kruesi 25, Michael EdRertOTl 24, Phil Shenk 24, Richard Kuecks 21, Larry Reed 16 and j. A. Jordan 15. Second-year totals were: Lamprech 34, Lt.mdell22, Crawfort 22, Jon Shaughnessy 21, George Duffe Bral.Ul 16, Barbara Sieborowska 11 and Don Aronoff two. Third-year SEC totals were: Hendricks 36, Alexander 30 and Paulson 21. College Co1.mcil members--those students who received the largest vote total in their classes--are Thompson, Lamprech and Hendricks. Alternates, who received the fourth largest total of votes, are Outside of Dorms Said Still Dark The dad< areas around the residence courts have still not been lighted, the Student Executive Committee learned Wednesday. Edgerton and Shenk in the first-year class and Shaughnessy in the second-year class. Only three candidates were nominated in the third-year class. Student Court totals were: Hickam 139, Arbuckle 103, Tisdale 97, Hart 89, Finkle 851 David Rottman 84, Mile Cuny 72, Gary Moriello 53 and David Kolar 38. On Wednesday, Hickam was e lected SC Chairman by the committee itself, and Tisdale was elected secretary. Voting for SEC 01airman will take place Tuesday. Nominating petitions, which must be signed by five per cent of the student body, should be submitted to Eric Thurston by midnight Sunday. To date, no nominating petitions have been submitted. Vice President Paul Davis, in a letter to third-year student jerry Neugarten, Chairman of the Stu dent Financial Investigation Committee Wednesday, saidhe "cannot comply with a SFIC request for information about the wages and working conditions of the college maintenance staff. Neugarten, whore ad the letter to the Student Executive Committee at its meeting Wednesday, said he was "distressed" by Davis' reply. The SFICwas revived by the SEC at its September 13 meeting. The committee was atdlorized last week to obtain information about the v.orking oonditions of non-ac adenic employees, after committee member Jon Shaughnessy expressed concem that these conditions are substandard. Last week, Shaughnessy reported David had refused to provide him with information regarding working conditions, but suggested submit ing a request in writing. On Monday, a letter signed by secondyear student Eric Thurston, then SEC Chairman, and Neugarten, wassentto Davis. Calling student interest and participation in such activities as the tutoring program, migrant workers program, Committee of Conscience and Stop the War Committee," the letter re quested information about wages, contracts, overtime and the possibilities of promotion and/ or wage increases. Davis' reply, while terming "the concern of the SEC for the welfare of the maintenance staff at New College commendable, said the employment practice of the college "is a management area in which there is no practical way for the administration to share re sponsibility with the students. The letter stated "there is nothing secret" aboutthe information, and said college employees are "per fectly free" to give facts and figures about their own employment. the SEC: partly old, partly new Despite numerous requests for the lighting in the wake of several violations of campus security, only temporary lighting placed by a volunteer crew of faculty and students has been installed. A motion authorizing the SEC Chairman to determine from the office of the Dean of Students what is being done about the lighting was passed unanimously. New SEC Elects Lightingforthe main road on the West Campus was also requested. G rap hi c A rts T a I k Herb Stoddard, tutor in fine arts, and Roberta Balk, owner of the Abraxis Press, will present a discussion and demonstration of the graphic arts tonight after dinner in the teaching auditorium. Third-year representative Steve Hendricks was elected Student Executive Committee vice-chairman and second-year representative Mary Lamprech secretary W ednesday as the newly-elected SEC took over the reins of student government. Acting as Chairman of W ednesday's meeting, Hendricks criticized a petition circulated by secondyear student Ellen Tisdale asking President John Elmendorf to countermand Dean of Students George Petrie's prohibition of campus pets. Hendricks said the petition was improper, because it did not attempt to deal with the problem by going through existing channels. He said Petrie had merely stated he would wait until the new SEC was elected before he made a decision on pets, and students should not have tx-ied to ovex-rule the Dean by appealing first to higher powers Hendricks also said the petition was designed more to "slap the wrists" of the Dean than to achieve the lifting of the prohibition. Tisdale, who was present at the He said, however, that the administration 1 s disclosing this information "would imply recognition of competence on the part of the SEC to participate in the establishment of policy for employment of the College's non-academic staff. 11 The letter concludes by stating "the administration is aware that the best interests of the College are served by offering wages and working conditions that will attract competent employees and keep them satisfied with the conditions of their employment. Assistant Dean of Students Jrthur Miller said he was also "dismayed" at Davis' letter. He said Davis' statement encouraged the "com partmentalization" of college fl.Ulc tions, and implied students should not be concerned about areas outside their sphere of influence, including academic policy. Shaughnessy said he had discussed the 1.mionization of oollege employees with the secretary of the local branchoftheAFL-ClO, andleamed 10 of the 15 workers had already applied for 1.mionization. They Posey Will would be members of the Terrazzo and Tile Workers' Local. Shaughnessy said theN ational Labor Relations Board had refused to recognize the group because the college is a non-profit organization. Shaughnessy said it is now up to the college to recognize the l.Ulion as official bargaining agent for the employeei. Shaughnessy said the AFL-CIO secretary was trying to find some way to have the federal minimum wage applied to the college workers. Shaughnessy also said the secretary suggested student workers might be l.Ulionized. said the AFL-CIO official felt College Controller Cllarles Harra was II anti-l.Ulion_ II Shaughnessy said a strike by the employees maybe the only way to to obtain l.Ulionization He sug gested students would be willing to man the picket lines. At this point Vice -Chairman Steve Hendricks asked for SEC opinion on the SFIC actions. Sec( Continued on page 4, column 2) Leave NC for Wisconsin u Post Professor of Political Science Dr. Rollin B. Posey announced this week he will leave New College to accept a position at the new GreenBay branch of the University of Wisconsin. Posey will be Dean of the School of Business and Public Administra -tion, as well as a professor of public administration, when the school opens for classes in the fall of 1969. Posey is leaving New College next term so that he will have time to Officers meeting, admitted the petition was intended to criticize Petrie. She said, however, it was signed by over 50 per cent of the student body, and said it was not submitted to the SEC because she felt the SEC would not sanction the petition's wording. Hendricks then moved to recommend that all student petitions be submitted to the SEC. The motion, which was seconded by third-year representative Laurie Paulson, passed 8-1, with second-year representative Lee Crawfort opposed. (Continued on page 4, column 1) plan curriculum, hire faculty, help design buildings, and in other ways prepare the new department. A member of the faculty since Posey September of 1965, Posey served as chairman of social sciences here until this term. He cited the chance to help build an institution, greater opportunity, and more responsibility as reasons for accepting the new position. Posey has had business and teaching experience, and he noted both backgrounds will be particularly useful in the new post. Pos&y Wants Rehl'n o f D o n ated Books Departing Professor of Political Science Dr. Rollin Posey plans to reclaim a large number c1 books he donated to the college library, much to the displeasure of librarian Dr. Corinne Wilson. According to Wilson, Posey has expressed the intention of withdrawing "around 25011 books and bound JOUrnals during the independent study period. "I feel betrayed, she tol d The Catal yst Wils o n said if gifts t o the library are subJect to withdrawal, she would not accept them. Posey has offered to re-imburse the library for out-of-pocket expenses incurred in the processing of the books, she said. Wilson noted the withdrawal of the books would substantially weaken the political science holdings of the library. She said she plans to bring the matter before the faculty at its next meeting, in order to clarify its position on the return of gifts. Posey declined comment to The Catalyst.


Page 2 Editorial VP Evades Issue Vice President Davis says disclosure to the Student Executive Committee of school labor policies "would imply recognition on the part of the SEC to participate in the establishment of policy for employment of the college's nonacademic staff. 11 Very tricky. The statement evades the real issues and focuses attention instead on the question of student govern ncnt jurisdiction. Whether the SEC is institutionally justified in poking into labor affairs is of course, beside the point. Individual students as conc'cmed members ofthe college community, as of hwnan community as a whole, must be concerned with the plight of New College's maintenance staff. If the administration is concerned that the SEC is overstepping its botmds, it ought nonetheless to be quite happy to discuss its labor policies with concerned individuals. Of course, if an individual student asks to see records of the wages and working conditions of the workers, that information would not be available, anyway. It1snot that the information is of a personal nature, the administration would say, but it still would seem polite to get the information directly from the workers. The Catalyst Force or Oda September 29, 1967 W AI E /YouR '!Ui ... Kenii Need/ ess Suffering: So students run around and dig up what information they can, and there are indications the college's policies arc not above serious questioning. There arc ethical and economic considerations involved, and students are anxious to apply their intellectual and moral energies to the practical world. But, no, "there is no practical way for the administration to share responsibilities with the students. 11 Which Will Liberals "We arc not making accusations, 11 declared student officers Jeny Neugarten and Eric Thurston in their query to Davis. The administration's response--or lack thereof--has forced students to rescrt to accusation. Instead of dialogue, there is hostility. Insofar as the administration's actions have worked only to its disadvantage by fanning student suspicions, we think they do have something to hide. The crucial decision in the controversy--yet to come-will lie mainly with individual faculty members. If there is a strike, the faculty will be in a key position to tip the outcome one way or the other. As the 11responsible'1 segment of the academic community their actions will carry great weight with the general public, as well as with the administration. Some people feel professional responsibi ltty m d.etufacWty member from translating their personal o ions mto action at the expense of the academic institution. This view negates the basic ideological principle of education here--that education must be relevant. We are aware that unionization has potential drawbacks-for all concerned--but what those drawbacks might be in this situation is a secret of the administration. BaiTing intelligent arguments to the contrary from the administration, we wholeheartedly support Wlionization of New College's non-academic staff. I remember years ago, when I was a little kid growing up in a Chicago slum, being surrounded one night by a half dozen Negro kids and being forced to jump up :md down. They wanted to know if I had :my money, of course, and they listened for the tell-tale jingle of change. There was no jingle, and the gangleader patted me warmly on the back, grateful that I had not resisted, and perhaps relieved that he didn1t have to beat me up. What he didn1t know was that I had a five dollar bill in my pocket. The gang could not conceive of a ten-year-old, one from borhood, carrying paper money. It was the same kind of ironic 1\Meriuge thllt allowed white so ciety to control "the American e gJO 's frustrations for so long, and the Negro has finally begun to catch on. The white man has payed lip service to the concept of racial equality since the Em:mcipation Proclamation, but not until very has he been forced to give up more than his small ch:mge. For until this decade American socio-economic institutions (e.g., Stop the War Comm1Hee Will Distribute Pamphlets Members of the Sarasota Committee to Stop the War in Vietnam will distribute pamphlets :md discussthe draft in downtown Sarasota and Bradenton :md some shopping centers in the area on Tuesday. The group pl:ms to arouse public interest in the case of Al:m Levin, who will be refusing military induction on that day in Gainesville. Levin a graduate of the Univer sity of Florida, applied for and received I-0 (conscientious objector) status from his draft board. levin was very active in anti-war acti, :;1,: '/ .. Member Collegiate Prea Volume N, No. 3 291 1967 Published weekly 36 time1 per year by ttu dents :at New College. $5 per year, or per copy. Address ruborden, change o! address ru>tices md undeliverable copies to: The C:ataJ.;;tl New College/ Post Office Box 1898/Sarasota, Florida 33578. Application to mall :at second-class postage r:ates pending :at Sarasota, Florida. Telephone 355-5406. Editor .. Kenjl Oda Associ:ate Editor Lauric Paulson Manag;ing Editor SUve Orlofsky Advertising Jeny Neugarten Circulation ... Dale Hickam Photography .. Gaty Williams Staff: For:rest Beyers, Maty Blakeley, M:ugaret Bryan, Michelle Cayton, Jean Grab am, Ca.rol Heitmann, Allan Jaworski, Abby Stephe Ollon, Maty Lou Phillips, M:ugaret Sedensky, Beverly Shoe mal

September 29, 1967 Page 3 The Catalyst Letter Students May Obtain Credit (Continued from page 2) The question, however, is what part the students and faculty should play in this. Jf we are to consider New College a tribalized commun ity we surely cannot act as if stu and faculty members are scholars devoid of social lives and consciences. Considering the cyclical poverty of the black com munities of the area, it would seem thattheirdisorganization should be changed to social cohesiveness, and unionization is part of that pro-cess. But_ because of their very poverty, it would seem possible that the college could break a strike by the workers alone by hiring scabs. Jf the faculty and students support the workers, however, the picture changes, for Courses on Television Ellie's Books & Stationery, Inc. Complete Office Supplies 1350 Main.St. 955.3515 COCKTAILS AT 3428 No. Trail 355-3446 FINE DOMESTIC Were students and faculty members to join the picket lines of the workers, public censure of the col would be much greater, and this college can ill afford such censure. Were students to strike their maintenance jobs in sympathy with the workers, the hiring of scabs would become a more costly measure for the college. Were students andfacultyto refuse to co-operate in any way with the administration tmtil it recognized the human or ganization of workers as legitimate, the thought of continued resistance to tmionization would be absurd., It is now time for the students and facuhy members to start thinking about what their commitment to social justics demands of them in this case. {signeg) Jon S, Shaughnessy. r.OPPER BA n10 No. Lockwood Ridge Rd. 955-3446 UQUORS New College students may gain extra "areas of proficiency" by completing courses offered on local television, Humanities Division Chairman Dr. A, R, Borden annotmced today. He expressed hope that the new all-channel re ceiver in classroom H-5 would fur ther educational as well as recreational goals, Two Humanities 1 e c t u r e series begin next week on chan n e 1 16. These are "The Psychologiaal No vel" (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 7-7:30 pm) and "Russian ll terature in Translation" (Tuesday and Friday, 7-7:30 pm). Beamed from the University of South Florida, the courses are developed by Washington Square College of Arts andScienceofNew York ty (NYU) in cooperation with CBS television network. "The Psychological N o v e 1 is conducted by Dr. Leon Edel, Henry James Professor of English and American Letters at NYU. The course begins with the early at of Tolstoy and Flaubert to the inner mind and ear of the reader. Then modem subjective writers are discussed--precur sors like Henry James and JoseJXi the associational subjectivity of Proust, the dream-reality of Kafka and Joyce, Woolf, Faulkner, and others. Essentially a study of method and structure, the course should lead to wider understanding of novels considered "difficult" in the 20th century. Dr. Borden has agreed to assist students encountering special problems or interests in the course. FRIENDLIER "Russian Literature in Translation" features Dr. Robert Magidoff, Professor of Slavic Literatures and Cllairman of the Department and HeadoftheAll-University Department of Slavic Languages and ll teratures at NYU. The fall term is devoted to a discussion of the origins of the literature, tracing its debt to England, Germany and .France, an to an anal)lSis ofth major works by PushJdn, Lermontov, Gogol, Goncharov and Tur genev. It ends with the early works of Dostoevskv and Tolstoy. During term one Donald Van Eman, Assistant Professor of Russian, may be consulted for special interests in Russian literature. Gas is the same everywhere but the service is friendlier at Ed's Esso, Next to Trail Bank. You'll love it. The A secona phase of this broadcast extends into the second term, and --------, Uere'.t a bike erammed wl\h fou.t.u.rt'e ror both road and CLI 25 SPECIFICATIONS New CYCLE SALES. 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Miller, Humanities Planning Coordinator for Audio-Visual Resour ces, emphasized that educational programs formally recognized as "areas of proficiency" have priority over use of the TV set for general recreation, He is asking the College Examiner's Office to shift regular classes from roomH-5 into the glassed-in areas of Hamiltl)n Center, wanting H-5 continuously available for TV. When the General Electric TV r e c order arrives "within a few days, according to Miller, it will be linked to the present TV set, thus allowing a very limited recor ding and playback of TV programs. Patronize Our Advertisers GOLDEN HOST 80 Beautiful Rooms'50-Foot Pool Putting Green--Bahi Hut Cocktail Lounge 4675 N. Tam1cm1 Trail 355-5141 UOWARDjo"nson'S MOTOR LODGE 6325 N Trail, 2 blocks north of college THE PLACE TO SHOP IN FLORIDA DIPPER DAN BBOPPE and r&ards 'n' fhings ANXIOUSLY AWAIT YOU (At Dipper Dan: Ice Cream in 59 flavors, shak_es, sodas, sundaes, floats, frappes, dogs, pleasant company. 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Page 4 SEC (Continued from page 1) Library Cbmmittee Chairman Don Aronoff reported the library l().book limit was put into effect by Head Librarian Dr. Corinne Wilson because an "incredibly large" number ofbookshave been withdrawn from the library. Aronoff reported D-. Wilson said students will not be re-admitted next term until all library books are returned. Dean of Students Arthur Miller, however, reported no such rule had been approved by the faculty or administration. Aronoff reported study carrels are available to all students, with p recedence given to third-year students. Books may be kept in the carrels, although they are available for use by all students. He also reported that libra ry hours of 4 to 6pm weekdays, 9am to Spm Satur days and noon to Spm Sundays have gone into effect for those outside New College. A motion by Paulson that faculty committees meet as soon as possible to determine the number of student members desired on the committees was passed without ob jection, Miller said the faculty will also publish a definition of the functions of the various committees. In other action, second-year stuSTAMP IT! IT'S THE RAGE REGULAR MODEL ANY$2 3 LINE TEXT The finest INDESTRUCTIBlE METAL POCKET RUBBER STAMP. '/1 I 2 Send check or money order. Be to include your Zip Code No postage or handling charges. Add s a les tax. Prompt shipment Setisladioo GuoronbNd THE MOPP CO. P. 0. Box 18623 Lenox $quiTO Sbltion ATLANTA, GA. 30326 WE WU.L BE CLOSED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5th AND 6th BUT SATURDAY, "INE'll.. BE OPEN FROM 9-5 HOW DO YOU LIKE THAT? THE CAMPUS BOOK SHOP TIME The longest word in the language? By letter count the longest word may be pneumonouftra microscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, a rare lung disease. You won't find it in Webster's New World DictioiUlry, College Edition. 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Miller said he would obtain information about the cards from the company. An October 16 date was approved for a jazz concert requested by thirdyear student Sandi Stewart. Last week, the SEC approved a $1 SO allocation from the Student Activities Fund for tl1e concert. A tentative date of October 6 was also approved for a dance requested by second-year student Don Aronoff said he would receive any profits made from the dance. Miller reported all faculty residents in the dormitory now have a masterkeyto all rooms in the court where they reside and a key to the comt's light box. Miller also said in the event of an emergency, such as a student's being seriously ill or a suicide attempt, he should be in formed, Miller urged all such incidents be reported. Davis (Continued from page 1) ond-year representative Mary Iam prech said she did not believe the working conditions of college employees were a matter of student concern. Third-year representative Laurie Paulson moved the SFIC be limited to a fact-finding function, stating he did not wantto endorse "a strike or revolution" among college employees. He said the committee members should undertake such activities as individuals, The motion passed6-3, with Hendricks and second-year representatives Lee Crawfort and Jon Lundell voting in the negative. During the discussion of Paulson's motion, Shaughnessy resigned from the SFIC. Later in the meeting, Lundell moved the SEC urge students to picket, or strike themselves, if it is necessary to secure unionization. Crawfort seconded the motion. Hendricks limited debate on the motion to ten minutes, postponing action until next week. Class of '68 Takes Two A team of third-year students demonstrated their softball prowess last weekend by defeating teams from the other two classes 4-1 and 7-0. Larry Alexander was the pitching hero for the class of '68, as he hurled two complete games. 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