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Published by Students of New College, Sarasota, Florida February 15. 1968 Stocks are a Reality First-year student Roger Dickey seems either terrified or amused at his first experience in the Student Court stocks. The stocks, devised as an alternate punishment for minor offenses, went on display this week. They were constructed by Stockman Allan Jaworski, who will also provide maintenance. According to Student Court the_stoc_ks will be ready for actual use when other embellishments, such as letters to be worn by users, des1gnatmg their cnmes, are completed. Bill of Rights Receives Final SEC Approval The Student Executive Committee last night unanimously approved a 13-page "Bill of Rights for Students. The 'document, outlining student rights in the areas of investigation of conduct, freedom of speech and the press, and organization and as sociation, will be sent to the College Council for recommendations and approval. sary, then forwarded to the Board of Trustees. The College Council will be the interpretive agency of the Bill of Rights. In other action, the SEC voted unanimously that the guest rule be changed to allow a student to interrogate a person not signed-in "at any time, rather than after 8 pm only, as the rule formerly read. matter being referred to secondyear student Sunny Chandler, Chairman of the Pet Control Commission. It was reported negotiations are continuing for a faculty resident for the 200 court. M i 11 e r stated the present fire alarm system was being studied, and a report on the n e c e s s i ty of fire extinguishers in the residence courts will be made. Language Rule On Agenda The question of abolishing New College's language requirement will be the first item on the agenda at the next faculty meeting. Informed sources report this action was taken after Assistant Professor of Mathematics Roger Renne moved the present requirement be rescinded, as recommended by the faculty Educational Policy Committee. The motion was later amended to send the matter back to the EPC, with the rmderstanding it lead the agenda at the next meeting. The motion to abolish the requirement was first made at the faculty meeting January 10. At that time, the vote was tied, defeating the motion. However, several faculty members, among them opponents of the requirement, were absent. The Student Academic Committee also recommended abolish ment of the requirement. In related action, it was agreed that matters initiated by student petition not become automatic faculty motions, as recommended by the Student Academic Committee. According to sources, President John Elmendorf said the College Council is the proper agency for such petitions. In other action, Economics Tutor Marshall Barry reportedly sought an opinion from the faculty on procedural due process and academic freedom. It was agreed Barry's committee on the relationship between the office of the Dean of Students and the faculty woul.a receive the student Bill of Rights after passage bythe College Cotm cil. According to sources, the academic records of some students were considered. Action was taken against several students with late orrmsatisfactory Independent Study Projects. AP Asst Chief To Visit Here Robert Eunson, assistant general manager of the Associated Press and an expert on Asian affairs, will visit New College next week. Eunson willspeaktotheNew College community and members of the public Wednesday at 7:30pm on "The Asi:n Scene, commenting in particular on the situation in Ko rea. From lOam to noon the same day he will meet informally in the Fishbowl with students interested in journalism. Eunson began his career with the AP as a correspondent in 1941. During the war, he was a correspondent in the South Pacific and Asian theatres. He was later assigned to Brussels, Paris and New York, and was chief of the Tokyo bureau from 1951-56. From 1956-63 he was chief ofl the San Francisco bureau. In his present position, Eunson is in charge of both the membership and the news departments of the AP in the broadcasting field in the United States, Eunson is also the author of three books: M!g Alley, about the air war in Korea; The Pearl Kin& about Mikimoto, the developer of cul-tured pearls; and Trial at Odawara, a novel about a U.S serviceman tried for murder in Japan. Parents Come Parents' Weekend, originally scheduled forM arch 22-24, has been rescheduled for a week later, March 29-31. Mrs. Mary Alice Root, Parents 1 Weekend coordinator, said the change was made because the original date conflicted with Spring vacation. Mrs. Root said the format of the We eke n d will be similar to last year. Entertainment programs will be presented Friday and Saturday evenings, with a reception and other events planned for Saturday afternoon. The only event scheduled so far is a presentation of G i 1 bert and Sullivan's operetta "Trial by Jury" by the New College Chctral Group. Mrs. Root said notices asking for help have been distributed, and noted that program ideas will be especially appreciated. The College Council will then submit the document simultaneously to the faculty and administration. It will be resubmitted to the College Council and the SEC if changes are considered neces-Assistant Dean of Students Arthur M i 11 e r commented that "the pet rule is not working well." Discussion was held on the obtaining of vaccination tags for pets, with the What's Going On Here? Grad School Reports Drop (ACP)--Thenew draft law, which does not defer all graduate students, has caused a 40 per cent drop in applications to Michigan State University's graduate school according to Milton E. Muelder, Dean of Advanced Graduate Stud ies, the State News reports. "Students have held off applying tmtil they find out how graduate students are going to be affected by the draft, he added. Muelder said that if the uncertainty caused by the new law keeps applications at their present level, it could have serious consequences on the country. "It could affect the training of teachers and professors for out uthe. manning of im mdustrial executive posi tlons and other positions now being manned and staffed by graduate students, he said. The Cotmcil of Graduate Studies (CGS), representing about 250 tmiversities, has sent a letter to President Johnson predicting the consequences of the law and asking for a more explicit ruling on it, Muelder said. The American Chemical Society (ACS) has also come out against the law. ACS Pres. Charles G. Overberger, in a letter to theN ational Security Council, said the Society "that will not only permit, but (also) encourage qualified students to obtain advanced education. 11 A policy which drafts ruen after their first year of graduate work is. "not in the national interest and will be damaging both to our national defense efforts and to our hopes of successfully attacking the many urgent and complex ills which c on f ron t us, Overberger said. "Theillswhichsociety faces demand highly educated and trained 'practitioners' just as badly as do individual human ills. See Pages 3and4


Pag e 2 Editorial RIGHT TO KNOW Why can't faculty meetings, in general, be open to students? The reason that is usually given, that opening the meetings would stille discussion and inhibit the free exchange of views, is a poor one. Of course meetings should be closed when specific action affecting individuals is being taken. But why shouldtheybe closed when policy affecting students in general is being made and discussed? Hopefully, these crucial decisions are not made through student character assassination. Hopefully, there would be nothing members of the faculty wouldwanttohide, in these proceedings. And, if faculty members feel students will lose confidence in them if they can be held accm.mtable for their opinions, perhaps it is the opinions that should be changed. The Catalyst February 15, 19 6 8 FROM THE 5EC LOVE A Theoretically, at least, the minutes of faculty meetings, again with students' names delete.d, are available to all students. Although the posting of these minutes has not been as conscientious as might be desired, they are still, in theory, available to everyone. Consulting these minutes, stuaentswouldlearn what motions were made and what reports presented. All they would remain ignorant of would be the i.scussion of these motions and reports. (., \1 f\LEN\\ NE15 PR.ESENT B \L L OF If students are mature enough to be allowed access to decisions directly affecting their education, why aren't thev mature enough to be allowed a glimpse at the process of reaching these decisions? After a faculty meeting, especially a crucial one, rumors begin to circulate wildly, and many a misleading report is given out and believed. Wouldn't it be openin_g the meetings just to prevent these monthly mlS\Dlderstandmgs? The meetings would not have to be open to all students, so that a concert hall would have to be hired to hold the meet ings Admittance could be restricted to a representative of the student press, and student members of faculty committees. And these students might not be allowed to comment during the meeting. Even with these conditions, an important victory for the student "right to know" would hav e been gained. NAACP S peaker Alfred Baker Lewis, ational Treasurer of the National Association for the Advancement of Coloro:l People, will speak tonight at 8 pm at the Truevine Baptist Church in Sarasota. Earlier today, Lewis spoke with a sociology class at New College. Lewis, of Greenwich, Connecticut, has been a member of the NAACP for 42 years, a member of the Board of Directors for 25 years and National Treasurer for eight years. Lewis is one of the founders of Americans for Democratic Action. SEMINAR PROGRAM BEG INS Religion discussion leader Dale Hickam addresses his seminar group at the first session of the college-community seminar program. The program, organized by third-year student Jerry Neugarten, also includes groups in literature led by Lee Wallingford, and philosophy, led by John Peters. The program, which was fully subscribed, ;ru_continueforfour additional weeks. All students involved said the first session was quite successful. Member Associated Collegiate Press Volume IV, Number 20 February 15, 1968 Publis'>ed weekly 36 timer per year by stu dew at New College. Subscriptions: $5 per year, or 1st per copy. Address subacription ordeJS, challge of addrus notices, and uadellven.ble copie& ta The Catalyst/ New College/Poet Office Box 1898/Sanso ta, Florida 33578 TelepbC>.De 355-5406. Editor .................... Laurie Paulson ... George Kane Circulatioo ...... Katie Smith Photography ......... Miguel Tapia ... .sst. Editor 0. 0 Margaret Sedensky Sta!!: Kit Atbuckle, Forrest Beyers, Mary Blakeley, Margaret Bryan, Richard de Kcoter, Jean Graham, Carol.a Heitmalln, Jon Lundell, Abby MJ.semer, Stephen Olsoo, Mary Lou Phillips, Edna Walker, Cheryl White, Cary Williams Stange Leaves For England Third-year student RuthAnn Stange is leaving today with about 20 other college students for England, where she will spend three months particip:ting in a program of the E..xperiment in International Living. Stange will spend one month with a family on the Isle of Wight, which is 1 o c at e d in the English Channel. Wh i 1 e there, she will live as a member of the family. The next two months will be spent in London. She will take an "Area Studies" (Cultural History) course at the University of london, and also pursue independent research. In fact, the difficulty of obtaming source material for her thesis, 11 18th C e n t u r y Minor Poets and their Contribution to the Gothic Novel," was one of the fac:tvrs that led her to take the trip. Hope-fully, she will make use of the Bri.ish Museum and other libraries. Because Stange has obtained an Academic Leave of Absence, she will g r ad u at e as scheduled this June. 'DESPERATE' Catalyst Editor Laurie Paulson called for additional staff members this week, stating, "the situ. ation may be desperate soon. According to Paulson, "the paper has been hurt by the departure of key personnel. In addition, there are few first-and second-year students currently on the staff, and someone will have to rlD'l the paper next year. 11 Openings forreporters, a managing editor, and typists are now available, Paulson said. He noted typists are oaid. ,., h -clef' I ....._ I l I notes By Paul Adomites RELIGIOUS JAZZ On Monday night, February 12, a concert called "Religious Ja:zx for the Masses" was held at the Robarts Sports Arena, featuring the "religious ja:zx" and performance of pianist Eddie Bonnemere, with local musicians Jim McMahon on drums and Joey Miller assisting on bass. The first religious piece the trio and a choir directed by Jerome Meachen pexformed was Bonnemere's controversial nMissa 1-lo diema, "which was the "ja:zx mass" which led to the papal decree againstthe use of ja:zx music in liturgical services. The opening remarks were given by Dr. John Gensel, minister to the New York ja:zx community, and were followed by the trip performingthejazzman1strick of introduction: namely, taking a familiar tune (inthiscase "Mary Had a Little Lamb") and playing it in a numberof different ways, such as blues, bossa nova, classical, etc. The cuteness of this trick was pleasing to the audience, most of whom seemed to be religious fans rather than ja:zx devotees. Bonnemere must have realized this, so he turned the "concert" into a pseudorevival. "We're gonna sing!" he shouted. Bonnemere's piano prelude, a pretty but hardly unusual rendition of "They Didn't Believe Me," was marked by the jazz traditionalist's block chords and an interesting chant-like bridge. This piece was the best of the evening. Mr. Bonnemere then delivered his opening remarks. He said that the term 11ja:zx" should not be applied to his mass; r

February 15, 1968 A Nostalgic 1 5 25 S t41e Street MAU MAU >TI-lL DOES HIS WASH AT SURF COIN LAUNDRY The Catalyst Page 3 Valenti e to c Scenes Recall the Past Who could forget those days? Not you--we're not going to let you. Relive those glorious days with us. The l.Ulforgettable swimming pool dedication (top, left) when a certain professor took an unexpected plunge. And how long has it been since Hamilton Center was bur: a gleam in Captain Styles' eye, and a big hole? (bottom left} And speaking of pomp and circumstance, there was the rooming of Dr. Elmendorf's Inauguration (more ceremonies). The First Methodist Church (right) was jammed. But where were you? (More on page 4) ST. ARMANDS TRAVEL m8 HardJng Cirele Air and steamship reservations rentals Cruises -Tours Independent travel Phone 388-3661 3428 No. Trail 355-3446 Your Diploma will be a door-opener to Florida's expanding opportunities in business and the professions. Go with Florida-AmerJCa s fastest-growing major state. FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT CO. HHPING BUilD FlORIDA and SIXTY FLAVO RS) NO 1570 Net. l-ockwood R"lt'fg Rd. 955-3446 IMPOIUiD LIQUORS UNITARIAN CHURCH 3975 Fruitville Rood Sunday service: 10: 30 o m SERMON TOP IC: ''DOWN THE UP STAIRCASE" Nursery and Church School 10:30 o m SARASOTA Flower Shop Melle It a IM:bit 1t0t 011 f'CcatJ .. 1219 ht Street 9&5-oi2t7 ,--------..... ..... ----, I (M I : The place to shop i n Florida t Armands K e y t


Page 4 The Catalyst New College Valentine GOLDEN HOST 86 luutiful Rooms-'50-Foot Pool Putting Green-Bahl Hut Coc:ktail Lownge 4675 N. Tamlaml Trail HS-5141 hi cr Little jiJr.e lido Your Life From NORTHSIDE lfKES 1130 2M StNet Patronize Our Advertisers We Service Your Car l3y The Book And Follow The Golden Rule at TRAIL PLAZA TEXACO SERVICE STATION U.S. 41 & Myrtle St. Trail Plaza Shopping Center Is that what your motorcycle is? We fix 1 em better for less. 2114 17th Street -the Yamaha and Triumph place. Cycle Genter February 15. 1968 (contd.) The fire (left) was unbeatable for late night excitement. The sirens were loud, the blaze bright, and only a barracks building (without any propellersinit)burned. For another kind of excitement, students danced the night away in the splendor of the Ringling Towers Hotel. What could be a more fitting climax for the school year 1966-67? Years like that will never come again. .. AT iltb. 955-9875

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