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Volume IV, Number 21 Published by Students of New College F ebrua ry 22, 1968 Elmendorf Follows Through Students will Discuss lntervisitation Rule End The Loeb Libracy in its rightful place. Several student leaders will meet tomorrow with President John Elmendorf and Dean of Students George Petrie to discuss problems connected with a possible abolition of the present inteiVisitation rule. Student Executive Committee chairman Ted Shoemaker told the SEC at its meeting last night that abolishment of the rule could come "as quickly as the beginning of the third term. 11 Reportedly, Elmendorf feels that the primary function of the present rule is to prevent students from becoming involved in undesirable situations. Elmendorf supposedly feels th:t promiscuity and prostitution are held in check by the rule. In

Page 2 Editorials AFTER THE RULE The intervisitation rule, talking about which New College students have wasted an enormous amount of time in the past three years, may be on its way out. And we can't weep bitter tears about its possible departure. It shouldn't be forgotten, however, thatthe intervisitation rule does serve several useful functions, not the ones President John Elmendorf has credited 1t with. Probably the most important is roommate some consent rule will doubtless be retamed, we beheve. 1t will be more difficult for this consent clause to work satis factorily. A roommate who is distracted by may far more inclined to express displeasure at the Situat10n if the intervisitation rule is being violated. When the rule is eliminated, he may feel it unchivalrous to ask his roommate to go elsewhere with a guest of the opposite sex. Then there is the case of off-campus guests .. The end of f intervisitation provides a convenient way o separatmg gen-uine guests from party-goers from town, whom no one is willing to take responsibility for as overnight guests. Even if hours are retained for guests, it will be more difficult to enforce them, since the hours are not in effect for New College students. And the rule may have been useful for some people, especially girls, who feit an abnormal amount of social pressure. It is not an absolutely absurd notion1 we believe, that .the rule may have enabled a girl to avoia gracefully situa-tions with the opposite sex She did not feel she was emotionally ready for. These are not intended as argl.Ullents against abolishing the intervisitation rule. They are merely suggestions that, once the rule is abolis.'led, some obstinate problems may arise, and students will have to place exceptional confidence and trust in their student government, especially the Student Court, in order to help solve them. And it will be necessary for the Court to be flexible enough to act as a counselor as necessary. Many of these problems willnotbe able to be treated in a riS?;id, disciplinarian way. And, above all, the Student Executive Committee will have to get over its suspicion of any Court action that is not "by the book." AMl\lNE llSTENlNG? In most college papers, the Letters to the Editor column is the liveliest part of the paper. This was also true of The Catalyst a year or two ago. It is not so any more. We feel this is unfortunate because we care what readers think of this newspaper. If reader feels he was misled. or imoroo erlytreated we1dratherhear about it first-hand. And we'd rather it a matter of public record, so the mistake, if there is one, can be corrected. And we enjoy-a good ar gl.Ullent, too. Please let us know what you're thinking. Someone? The Catalyst LeHer EXPELLED To the Editor: Getting thrown out of ew College seems to be one of the most valuable educational experiments theplacehas to offer. In my time at New College I have had the opportunity to witness several absurd expulsions. Now, at last, I am able to participate in one myself I've been expelled, I am told, for failing to meet the requirements of my re-admission. I was suooosed to make "satisfactory" progress, and they say I haven't. I wonder how they know, since I haven't been tested. It's incredible tha t I have flunked out without-being al lowed to rake a single test, but I have. I had assumed that the qual Hying exam would show whether my progress had been satisf.actol)'. [t seemed so ridiculous to me that they would throw me out with only a month until the qualifying exam that I was almost surprised to find that they hat I wcm't surprised, however, bee a use going up for academic review had shown me how their heads are worl.d u.ndeliverable copies tO< The Catalyst/ New College/Post Office Box 1898/Sara.sota. Florida 33578, Telephone 355-5406. Editor, Laurie Paulson Asst. Editot: .. .. Marg uet Sedenski' Advert'l$ George Kane Circulation ......... Katie Smith Photography ... Miguel Tapia Staff: Kit Arbuckle, Forrest Beyers, Mary Blai

February 22, 1968 /) ---I 17 P""l'"""" ---clef' I ........., I l notes I By Paul Adomites =========:::::::; THE HOLLIES IN CONCERT Last Saturday night twelve New Co1lege students were among the approximately two hi.Uldred people who saw the Hollies' performance at the Robarts Sports Arena. The concert showed some interesting things about the Hollies and the teenagers of Sarasota. First of all, the Hollies did an excellent job, when one considers the second factor. (See below. ) They not only did all of their hits (with the exception of "Pav You Back With Interest"), but also did several othertuneswiththeir own interesting arrangements. Among the other songs they performed were "Stewball, "The Times Are AChangin'," and an up-tempo arrangement of "Taste of Honey," which could best be described as vocal Herb Alpert. The Hollies utilize their musical abilities to the hilt. Their lead singer, Allan Clarke, has a high voice which can perhaps be best called unusual, if not unique. Graham Nash and Tony Hicks, their other vocalists, also have high voices, and their blending and harmonies are great. The lead guitarist Tony Hicks played a Vox twelvestring most of the evening, and his backup flatpick work was unbelieveable. The weakest member of the group (at least in this performance) was the drwnmer, Bobby Elliott, who had an unusual way of missing beats at most inappropriate moments. The Hollies did mention that Bob had been sick, so he is possibly a much better drummer than Saturday night indicated. Their press release says that many critics feel that Elliott is the best group drummer in existence. There seems to be a movement afoot to drive the local show and dance promoter, A. ]. Perry, out ofbusiness. This is why there was a free dance a few hundred yards away from the Robarts Arena. (The Hollies were $2. 25. ) This was one reason for the tiny crowd at the concert. The Hollies' manager, Ken Kendall, told me that the Hollies had been playing to crowds of at least 6000 fans everywlaere, and that they would be too angry about the turnout to let me interview for the latest in men's and women's dress andcasual shoes 1425 MAIN STREET 958 1213 CORTGZ F'LA:I."A 746 5977 SOUTH GATE PLAZA 955!5440 them after the concert. The first thing Allan Clarke uid when the Hollies came out on the stage was, "Did you all come in the same taxi?" Adomites But a small crowd can be enjoyed by performers if it is an enthusiastic crowd. Saturday night's flock was far from th:t. The teeny-boppers seemed to enjoy the two local bands better than the Hollies. Many wouldn't even extend the courtesy of listening to the Hollies as they performed. I noticed a small group of people off to one side of the floor and loudly while the Hollies were on stage, so I went up to them to ask if they could be a little quieter and saw that two members of the cadre were policemen. I seem to have noticed a general lack of respect for musicians in city. The Hollies, disappointed in the turnout and the audience apathy1 degenerated into dirty jokes and silly stories in an attempt to amuse themselves. But all the songs they performed they did as well as ever. They are superb entertainers. At one point Graham Nash sang a parody of their own "Carrie Anne," to a chubby blonde little girl in a football sweatshirt: "Hey, Sixty-Nine, what's your game now, can anybody play?" Despite a11 the above, the Hollies put on an excellent show. I would have had a phone interview with them on Sunday morning (thmkstotheirvery kind manager) but they had to leave early, so I didn't get a chance. The concert was completed with a gorgeous renditionof Chuck Berry's "Too Much Monkey Business, 11 the appropriatenessofwhichshouldn't have escaped many, but probably. did. They broke the song several times, to break into 11 Daydream" .and othersongsforafewbars. "Too Much Monkey Business" left me applauding and shouting for more, but I was in the vast minority. The Catalyst Pase 3 New College Ranked 30th In Mathematics( om petition AteamofthreeNew College students ranked 30th among 223 teams representing colleges and universities in the United States and Canada in a recent mathematics competition. Third-year students Harry Felder and Allan Jaworski and second-year student Stuart Klugman represented New College in the 28th annual William lowell Putnam Mathema' tical Competition. Teams of students are chosen to reoresent each institution and Experiment Visitors Six students from universities in Argentina, Chile and Peru will spend ten days on the New College campus beginning March 5 in a program sponsored by the Experiment in International Living. The students, who will stay in the dormitories, will visit classes and participate in other aspects of student life in order to become acquainted with a college in the United States. Before coming to New College, the group will spend time in I.oui s vi 11 e, Kentucky, Washington, D. C., Putney, Vermont, Boston and New York This is the first time a small college has been selected to host a student group for the Experiment. Prd cr LiHie Bike Info Your LH ENm.. NORTHSIDE liKES 1130 sim;1ar tests are given to all. Teams with the highest combined scores are adjudged winners. Last year a New College team ranked 12lst and jumped 90 places in the competition this year. Although there are 67 possible points in the examination, 402 students scored zero, and some 60 per cent had scores of less than 10 in the recent competition. Only four institutions in Florida had students in the top one-third of those tested. New Colle!l;e had three, and with one each were University of Florida, Florida Presbyterian, and Rollins College. Three other New College students also took the examination as individuals rather than as members of a tean. They were second-year students Ellen Tisdale and Don Mc Donald and first-year student Wil lian Donahue. The tests were administered under the direction of Dr William K. Smith, professor o f mathematics. Plan for Parents A meeting tor anyone d in working on a revue to be presented during Parenu1 Weekend wiii be held at 6 pm Saturday in the fishbowl. Chairmen George Wargo and George Duffee-Bram are asking for volunteersto direct, write, and act in this present;tion. The Parents' Weekend schedule for March 29, 30, and 31 is rapidly taking shape. Mrs. Mary Alice Root of the Development OHice has put together a program including a performance by the New College String Quartet on Friday evening, and an a c ad em i c presentation, sailing regatta, soccer game, and performance of Gilbert and Sulli van's Trial by Jury by the New College dior31Group on Saturday. SARASOTA The place to shop in Florida St. Armands Key ,. ...................... ..... Bottling Company UNITARIAN CHURCH 3975 Fruitvtlle Rood Sunday service: 10:30 a.m C' w errnon LOr'.!.C 'l: 7 "ij; '"('1 Nursery and Church Schoo 10:30 a.m. DIPPER DAN ond SIXTY FLAVORS, NO WAITINC Barry Art Supplies,Inc. EVERYTHING FOR THE ARTIST oC>-955 114 N.orth Orange Ave. Sarasota, Fla. ************************** WANTED: Crew to explore a new world! Vast unknown territory, rich potential. Some space travel. Ingenuity, adaptability essential. Challenginl{ opportunity. Rapid advancement for adventurous <.-ollege graduates. The new world? A small solar planet named Earth Not visible to the unimaginative, but many can see it now. And-it's exciting! The new world will be c.-olonized by 90$ of all the S<:ienti known to history ... and by technician specialists, teacher., writers, and many we can't name-because half tht> jobs there, ten year. from now, do not even exist today! How can you qualify for the expedition? Ac

Page 4 The Catalyst February 2 2, 196 8 ress Executive Predicts Top '68 Stories CEEB Committee Wi II Meet Here BY KATHY GRAVES Predictions of the thr-tP. top news stories of 1968 were given by R ob ert Eunson, Assistant General Manager of the Associated Pres s, in .a lecture delivered to New C ollege students and the general public last night in Hamilton Center. Eunson said the top stories would be: ---Chaos in Mexico City due to the race problem created by allowing the Union of South Africa to compete in the Olympic Games. ---Rioting in the ghettoes of the United States, and military inci-dents along the Asian borders near China. ---A close presidential race betwee n Richard Nixon and Lyndon Johnson, which, due to George Wallace's third-party candidacy, may be so close that it must be settled in the House of Representatives. Eunson, for many years a correspondent and bureau chief for AP in the Far East, said correspondents covering the war in Vietnam work free from censorship, but have agreed not to report movement of troops or damage done by the enemy which might help the enemy's intelligence. Eunson SARASOTA Flower Shop ...... It IMobit---1219 ht Street 955-4287 Eve rythin g Photograph ic: Repa i ring Renta l s Trades Tape Rec:o rders and TR Supplie s Fest Ona-day Kodac:o l o r 'tnd B&W f in i shi ng and alw ays frien d l y ; int e lli g u t s ervic e at MORTON'S CAMERA CENTER S a rasot a's O l d eJt al\d Lar51ast 14 8 1 M

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