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Volume IV, Number 15 Pub I ished b) Aronoff Will Ask ShaughnessyOuster Breaks Tie ,I \ Language Rule A member of tl1e Sarasota Committee of Conscience on Vietnam an organization opposed to the in Vieb1am, will ask second-year student Jon ShaughneSS) to relinquish his leadership of tlle committee at its next meeting. Second-year student Don Aronoff, one ofthe original members of the committee, told The Catalyst he will ask Shaughnessy to step down from his "self-proclaimed, capricious and high-handed" chairman ship of the committee. Aronoff said Shaughnessy should not .)e chairman :Jecause "his utterances and actions arc detrimental to all those patriotic people who arc opposed to the war. Shaughnessy's statements, Aronoff asserted, "do not .;y any means reflect the opinions of anyone but himself. Many members of the committee have voiced dismay over many of his actions. Aronoff said he was spe:king specificaUy of Shaughnessy's aivocating che2ting on tlle physical examinaSOCCER tion and decl:ring homosexuality as means of avoiding serving in U1e armed forces. Shaughnessy made these statements at a recent peace rally. "In my opinion, Aronoff said, "tllese people who conscientiously cannot serve should take the course of great Americans like Thoreau and refuse to serve witll full knowledge they must pay the penalty for such refusal. "I feel th:t opposition to tlle Vietnam war should be undertaken through constructive me31S such as providing aid for victims of tlle war and informing other Americans. 11 Aronoff stated, "destructive, publicity-seeking means" a 1 i en ate "the many loyal Americans who feel tllat our participation in the Vietnam w;r is an error." Aronoff said he favored for leadership of the committee some memberof the Sarasota-Bradenton community who is not a New College student. He stated he was not interested in tlle chairmanship himself. The faculty voted Wednesday to keep the present language requirement after a tie vote was broken by faculty chairman Dr John Elmendorf, informed source-s have indicated. Several opponents of the language requirement were app:rently not present at the time of voting, however. The President's vote was not ne cessary because, under faculty rules, a tie vote defeats a motion. The motion to do avay with the language requirement w a; made by Assistant Professor of Philosophy Dr. B Gresham Riley. The motion, following a recommendation by the Educ:tional Policy Committee, asked that the requirement be abolished for the graduating class of 1969. The motion was later amended to include the class of 1968. As amended, it concurred with arecommendation by the Student Academic Committee. TEAM TO FACE PROS ew College's soccer team, coached by Miguel Ta?ia, will .face its toughest Wednesday when it faces the ChicaJI:O Mustangs, a team which plays m tlle Umted States Profess10nal Soccer League. The game wlll beheld in the Robarts ::.ports Arena at 3:30pm. The Mustangs consider this a practice game, Tapia said, but he indicated the New College team will be out to win. At least three probable affirm ative votes were lost, sources indicated, because of the absence of certain faculty members. Sources also stated the motion will most 1 ike ly not be re-introduced tllis year, at lc ;st in its present form. In other action, tlle faculty agreed tlle week between the second and third terms will be prim:rily a vacation, rather than testing, period. The information was requested by Professor of Dr. William Hamilton, at t..'le request c f the Colle$1;e Counc.l. Shoemaker to Ask Alternate Penalties Student Executive Committee Chairman Ted Shoemaker said he will go before the Student Court at its next meeting in an attempt to convince SC members to levy monetary fines and work details as altenlative punishments for 11 serious" infractions of student rules. SC Chairman Dale Hickam !'' ported to the SEC Vkdnesday that the SC, following an SEC suggestion, had voted to allow fines and work punishments for tiolations of the littering and pet rules. Shoemaker contended, however, that the alternate punishments should be c xtcnded to infractions usually considered more serious, such ::s intervisitation and alcoholic aeveragc violations. In oilier business the SEC voted 5-2 to add a student rule regarding usc of the new girls' room. The room will be kept open 24 hours a day, but will be off-limitsto males at all times. Third-year representatives Lauric! P:ulson and Steve I lendricks opposed the motion. The SEC voted to co-sponsor a "fieldday" s,,turday for the return of college property in the possession of students. It suggested, however, that room 133 be designated as a depository for the items, and hour:. be 10 am to 5 pm. According to Assistant Dean of Students Dr. Arthur Miller, Dean George Petrie will call for a room search if enough items :re not re turned. Third-year representative Larry Alexa1dcr was tlle lone dissenter to the motion sponsoring Ute "field day." In other business, the SEC approved first-year student Curt Smith as prosecutor, replacing secondyear student David Rottman, who resigned. It was also reported House Committee Chairman S;m Parsons has submitted her resiJ1:11ation. It was an no unc e d Friday will be _registration for all pets under the new pet rule adopted by the SEC. Under the new rule, dogs are excluded, and a set of rigid regulations regarding the control of cats is est:blished. Also, a Pet Control Commission, elected anong pet owners, is set up. Library Committee Chairman Don Aronoff said Associate Professor of Liter:turc Dr. David Dykstra's old office on the ;econd floor of the will be set aside for seniors wishing to work on their theses. The room will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis by Librarian Dr. Corinne G. Wilson. LEGISLATORS TO VISIT ew College has invited state legislators, cabinet members, and members of the press participating in the annual Legislative Weekend in Sxasota this week to visit the campus Saturday morning. More than 250 guests have been invited to visit the campus from 10 to 11: 30 am, have coif ee and talkwithstudents, faculty ;nd administration members. During the Legislative Weekend, legislators and state officials are guests of local beach hotels. The weekend is intended to acquaint them wiU1 the Sarasota area and allow time for informal discussions. FEW S TUDENTS DECLARE FOR MONDAY ELECTIONS Movie Technique Class May Be Offered By Slott Students will elect second-term representatives for the Student Executive Committee and Student Court Monday, but few students have declared their willingness to nm for office. Supervisory Committee Chairman Lan:y Alexander has to date rccPivcd no nomin:tion petitions. The deadline for petitions to be turned in is Sunday. Ofrnrrent SC ;md SEC members, only first-year SEC representativ e John Esak and second-year SC members Ellen Tisdale and Kit Arbuckle hnve stated they definitely will nu1 again. Third-year SEC representative Lauric Paulson and second-y e a r representative Jon Lundell have said iliey will not rw1 for re-election. All other current members ,1rc u:tdecided. Students r unn in g for SEC must tum in petitions signed by of their respective classes. Prospective S(" candidates must have petitions signed by 5% of the student body. Polls will be open from 1 to 6 pm in the reception center, MYTH LECTURE Dr. Paul G. Kuntz, Cl1airman of Philosophy at Emory University will give a lecture entitled caping the LJ>yrinth" at 10 am Friday. The lecture wlil explore the relevance of the ancient myth to the 20th century. Dr. KuntL is the failier of first ycnr student Susan Kuntz. A class in motion picture technique, culminaing in the production of a movie about New College, may be offered if there is enough student response. Jon:than Slott, director of the college's Capital Canpaign, md a veteran of 20 years' experience in motion pictures, radio, and television, to teach a "pro fessionally-oriented" course, concentrating on practical aspects of film-making. Slott, who has written several movie scripts with Budd Shulberg, and has written and produced numerous television and radio programs, said he wants to create a "repertory company" of students. The students would form producing, directing and writing teams. The class would be directed toward the production of a sound 16mm movie of New College for use in fund-raising campaigns. Slott said donations of film and equipment may be available :iter the class is formed. After making the New College movie, Slott said, the stud c n t s could use the techniques learned to make movies of their own choosing. Slott stated there was a possibility the class could be given for FUEL TALK Mark V. Burlingame, a national leader in developing a fuel cell using naural gas, will speak at this week's Friday Forum. BurlinJI:ame is president of the Team to Advance Research for Gas Energy Transform:tion, Inc. (TARGET). and former vicc-presi-academic credit. He said the plan has the approval of members of the administration. Twelve to eighteen students arc needed for the project, Slott said. Classes might meet one or two nights a week. He urged students interested in film-making to contact him. An organizational meeting may be held later this month. dent of tlle atural Gas Pipeline Company of America. TARGET is aiming to develop a unit about the size of an air conditioner able to transform gas to electrical energy for the home. The progran will be held in Ha milton Center at 7:15 pm.


'Page 2 Editorials NO CONSENSUS The Student Academic Committee voted to recommena the language requirement be abolisbed. The Educational Policy Committee of the faculty made the same recommendation. Andthefaculty vote resulted in a tie, even though certain anti-requirement professors were not present. Yet, apparently there is a good chance the question as raised at yesterday 1 sf acuity meeting may not come up again. This would indeed be unfortunate. Obviously, no consensus was reached, And, just as obviously, a majority of students, and, perhaps, a majority of faculty members, are not in any way satisfied with the result of the faculty's voting. A survey of foreign language requirements in American colleges and universities, circulated by the Humanities department and intended, apparently, as an argument in favor of the language requirement, stated that 88.9% of colleges have such a requirement. A detailed survey of colleges "comparable" to New College, such as Harvard, Princeton and Antioch, however, reveals that eight have an altem ative to the requirement--credit hours of instruction. And one, Goddard, has no language requirement. (Of course, it is difficult to see why this is an argument at all. Far more than 88.9% of the schools have grades, but this is hardly a reason for New College to adopt a grading system.) The issue hasn't been decided. Another vote, at the very least, seems called for. The Catalyst January 11, 1967 T\4 E C..HO lC.. \5 TeRM. Box \ su PE v a COMMIT1E NEW SUBSCRIBER We noted with interest this week that a local law enforcement agency has entered a subscription to The Catalyst. We don't know why the agency subscribed--perhaps it has something to do with a recent article about the remarks of an official of that agency. {It tumed out he didn 1t say what he had been rumored to have said. ) Or perhaps they have some other interest in the activities of l ocal educational institutions. In any case, we welcome them to our sub scription list, and hope they enjoy this and subsequent issues o r The catalyst. Stephei1s' Pro-War Talk Fails to Convince Critic By STEVE ORLOFSKY There is little doubt that total objectivity is difficult when an emotionally charged issue such as American involvement in Vietnam is being discussed. Logic somehow LeHers loses its importance and in its place is substituted a polemic which is leaf to any evidence contrary to own thesis. Unfort1mately this 1 a p pen e d Monday night when 2harles Staphens, a srraduate stuilent at UCLA, spoke on US in tolvement in Vietnam. thought that the United States has intervened in a civil w:r; that we arc backing the wrong side; and that this conflict has no bearing on our national security, which is the same as saying that I doubt the validity of the domino theory. As I hadn't realized that these were the reasons why I objected to the w:r in Vietnam, I thought it best not to dismiss this havk. Pemaps I had been brainwashed with slan---HI'"--"""""'"""'"----""""""--::'""':-+cl NO O BLIGATION To the Editor: The appalling letter of Pvt. James L. Sponheim regarding the death of Leo Peruzzi was Wldoubtedly written out of a deep sense of need. I question, however, whether the Catalyst is tmder cny obligation to meet the needs of an tmhappy, unfeeling and half-human Marine private at the expense of the friends and memory of Mr. Peruzzi. The only possible benefit to be gained from publication of the letter is to further impress upon us the kind of mentality which the Marine Corps evidently requires in order to fight the stupid war in Vietnam. And that, I submit, is not worth it either. (signed) Willard C. Humphreys Humanities Ed. note: Letters to the editor arc l_egitimate expressions of the opin IOn of r aders of The ( atalyst even if they at times, expressions. The Catalyst has always printed verbatim, though with an eye toward Federal regulations against the sending of obscene ma teriai through the mails, all letters it receives, and will continue to do so. THANKS JAN To the Editor: Through the Catalyst we would like to thank one of your students for giving us one of the most inspiring and pleasant afternoons we can remember. While in Sarasota in 'ovember, on the advice of friends we visited New College. We were greatly impressed with what we saw but it wasn't until a young student "Jan from Atlanta, Georgia" offered to show us around the campus and meet some of her friends that we had the full impact of what the school and students were trying to accomplish. Jan's enthusiasm for the teaching staff, curriculum, and even the "conservative Sarasotians" was so great that we left the campus with a healthy respect for our young people and their future. 1f you need any one to constructively publicize your school, Jan's your girl. (signed) Sincerely, W. F. Mitchell There :re those with a global v' ew who sec our presence in Vietnam as justified, and there are those who doubt that America should be in Vietnam with a local view. Somehow that seemed to be an llllfair beginning. It made me feel .thatlwasactually aNewDeal Isolationist at heart or that I should stcnd and say: "Peace in our time; Peace in our world." Stephens then told me th;t I objected to American presence in Vietnam 1--ecause I erroneously ted facts from such left-wing publications as the New York Times. Both North and South Vietnam particip:ted in the Geneva Conference of 1954 as separate political entities, but neither signed the accord that was reached. What is more, many of Ho's Viet Mihn chose to remain behind in South Vietnam after the Geneva agreement and continued to take orders from him. Thus this war is essentially a war of aggression and subversion directed by another nation. But in viewing these facts one should well remember that electionsfor Wlification were supposed Stephens Catalyst Articles Provoke Editorial The following editorial, entitled "The New Freedom," appeared in the Bradenton Herald Thursday, December 28 It IS reprinted with permission One hears much these days about both academic freedom and freedom of speech. Some of it from New College. For instance, New College Pre sidentJohn Elmendorf is quoted in a recent issue of the student newspaper, The Catalyst, as saying that he "has no intention of interfering" with anti-draft activities by some students. Dr. Elmendorf was referrin.R to a recent public gathering in Sara&ota in which New College student Jon Shaughnessy urged that young men cheat to flunk draft physicals, or, failing that, to flee to Canada to beat the draft. The student -was given at least moral support by the presence of two New College professors who spoke against the war. Dr. Elmendorf said he totally disagrees with Shaughnessy, The Catalyst reported, and is convinced that the rally was detrimental to New College. But the college administration still has a hands-off attitude towards its resident advocate of many consider sedition. All t"bat freedom of speech bit was on page one of The Catalyst Back on page three were a co u p 1 e of other stories involving New College students. One concerns a girl student who was fired from a JOb in the kitchen for making an uncomplimentary remark about a New College official (not Dr. Elmendorf) to a New College contributor The contributor reported the statement to officialdom. The girl was summoned to the dean's office for a conference on the matter. The girl came equipped with both a tape recorder and a friend as a witness, since there were to be two adults--the dean and the official about whom she had expressed an uncomplimentary opinion. The Catalyst reports that she, her friend and her tape recorder were given the heave-ho. No record ings were going to be made of the conference, the dean is said to have decreed. At last report, she was still fired. The second story concerns a student who was ''expelled" iorfailure to file a required medical form (Continued on page :;, column 4) to take place il1 October 1956, but did not because the Diem regime was certain to lose and all Vietnam would be unified under Ho, Is it conceiv

January 11, 1968 More Thefts Plague Dorms Anew series of thefts has plagued the E:Et Campus, bringing the total number ofthefts since November to 10, according to Assist.ant Dean of Students Dr. Arthur M1ller. The thefts have been of cash exclusively, with over $150 total stolen. All victims of the thefts were residents of the 200 court, and mosthave occurred between 4 and 6 pm. All the victims of the thefts left their rooms unlocked, and many BIRTHDAY LUNCHEONS A special monthly hmcheon for students having birthdays in that monthh;;sbeen proposed by Kitchen Manager Thomas Estep. Estep said he would like to serve such aluncheon starting this month in the Fishbowl. Estep requested students having birthdays in Janu ary contact him so that a time for the luncheon can be worked out. During the cold, snowy days of winter when you're violating i ntervisitation rules, THINK STEREO THINK HERRALD'S THE SouND PEOPLE 2104 Bee Ridge Rd. 924-1174 Ellie's Books & Stationery, Inc. Complete Office Supplies 1350 IMain.St. M, 1 left purs e s o r wallets containing money in pla in sight. Most thefts followed p:y day or the arrival of money from horne, leading to the speculation the thief is a student. The Student E xecutive Commit tee agreed yesterday to aid if possible in the detection aJ.d zpprc hension of the thief. It was also recommended by ad ministration officials that: --Student rooms be locked when Wtoccupied. --Money left in rooms be kept out of sight. --Losses be reported immediately. --Suspicious incidents be reported. ANIMAL COMMUNI CAT I ON A talk on aJ.imal communication will be given Friday at 4 pm by Dr. William N. Tavolga of the AmericanMuseum of N:tural History and the City College of New York. The talk is the second in a series planned by Professor John B. Morrill in conjunction with his Biology of Organisms course. The first t :ik dealt with the sense organs of sharks, given by Dr. Perry W. Gilbert. ROOM 207 DOES HIS WASH AT SURF COIN LAUNDRY 3428 No. Trail 355-3446 FINE DOMESTIC S has Flower Power For '68 The Catalyst Page 3 Estep Claims Firing Result of Other Incidents A first-year student, reportedly fired from her job in the kitchen for making an insulting remark about a member of the Develop ment Office, apparently had made other indiscreet remarks which led to her firing, according to kitchen manager Thomas Estep. LeHers INDIA CLASS To the Editor: It has been agreed by Humanities division that, if there is a demand I should next year offer a course on "India." To discover whet.her there is such a demand, I shall be grateful if students who are interested will, n

4 Stephens (Continued from page 2) Stephens said that the Vietnam critics feel we arc backing the wrong side, which I found to mean that the conflict is one of nationalism. It seems from what he said that no one in the South was pro Viet Cong, although a good num ber of these people were anti Saigon. Stephens mentioned that he had spent a month in Vietnam talking to the Vietnamese people, though he did not say who planned the itenerary. He spoke to hamlet chiefs, who assured him that the future of South Vietnam lay in Saigon, not H;noi; to Cat h o 1 i c families that hold some property and who said basically the same thing; and to the Buddhists and students who weren't pro-anybody. Somehow, I have to ask whether the former two were speaking from the point of view of vested interests. From what Stephens said, the regime in Sdgon is no more worth backing t'lJl the Viet Cong, that both m< have about the sane number of followers with the rest looting impartially. Again, I never was rxceedingly pro-Ho, but then I was never enamored by that gre:t democrat Ky. BALLET RESUMES Ballet classes will resume Mon day. Classes will be held from 7-8 pm at the Florida Ballet Arts Building. A snccial course will be offered to students. The course will end l\1arch 15. BAY VIEW Cleaners and La1mdry Complete !auntlry and Dry Cleaning Drive-In Store: 1530 1st St 955-0937 Look ahC'ad, plan ahead for a career where the ac tion is right hE>rC' in dynamic pace-Age Florida. FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT CO. HELPING 8UilD FlORIDA I st. armands gallery INC contemporary art DIPPER DAN 900 SBOPP'E end Help'S: M-Th: 10am-10pm "'li, S: lOam-llpm sim: lpm-lOpm :u-.. E verythi ng P hotographi c R epairin g Renta l s Trad e s T a p e R ecor d e r s and TR Supplies Fest One-dey Kodacolor and B&W f i n ishing and a lways friendly, intelligen t serv ice ar HORTON'S CAMERA CENTER Sarasota' s O ldest and Largest 1 481 M :ti n Street o r 2069 Siesta UNITARIAN CHURCH 3975 Frui tville Rood Sunday service : 10:30 a m 'SERMO TOPIC: A 11 1101111ci11g Mr. Bud Field Now with FAY' S BEAUTY SALON 1034 Colleton Dri v e 355-6 29 6 Speciali-ing in H air Shap ing and Styling O pen Nig h ts Behind 7 11 a n d 4 C o o kies wy. 41 Nor t h Trail SARASOTA rmally, I wa; told that the d o mino theory really is valid: if we don1tstopthe Communists in Viet nam, we will have to make a stand some w he r e God knows, maybe we might have to halt the tide of Communist aggression in San Diego if we don't teach Mao and the Russians a lesson in Viet nam. All of this, of course, further assumes the existence of the Communist monolith, which was something I thought even Barry Goldwater no longer bought. The Communist world at this point is so badly split that it is inconceivable that it will be unified. The spirit of the Comintem is de ad; Socialism in One Country is the Communism of Today. lithe United States were to pull out of Vietnam, then Cambodia, Laos (which is already half-Communist) and maybe Thailand might well fall. Where does Ho go from there? Intention is one thing, capability is another. North Viet namsimplydocsnotpossess theresources to ca-ry a war of liberation to the Philippines or to another vulnerable nation. Stephens was right when he said that I did not believe in the domino theory, and after hearing his evidence I still don't. TRAVEL, INC. "UVING WITH O !JR DIFFERENCES" Complete Travel Arrangements Nursery and Church School: 10:30 a.m. .............. . ,.,, .,. 45 S. Palm 958-2114 Bottling Company Just What You ve Always Wanted ... Bound Volumes of The Catalyst Volume 3 Now Available only $10 $6 with your own Catalysts You're bound to like this offer. Barry Art Supplies,lnc. EVERY THING FOR THE ART I S T 955-4159 114 North Orang e Ave Sarasota, Fia Is that what your motorcycle is? We fix 'em b etter for less. 2114 l ?t1 1 Street --the Yamaha and Triumph place. Cycle Center WALK TO SHOP PLAZA AT TRAIL PUBLIX MARKETS EAGLE ARMY & NAVY ECKERD DRUGS ADAMS & HOUSER HOWE. GOODY SHOES CARDS N THINGS B F GOODRICH TEXACO SERVICE DIPPER DAN ICE CREAM SHOPPE SUPER 5 & 10 STORES SALON D CHARME GLAMOR SHOP BARBER SHOP SURF COIN LAUNDRY 1 HR. MARTINIZING SHOE REPAI R AT L A N T I C LOAN CO. LOCATED 3330 N. Tamiami Trail

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