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January 18, 1968 Rental Policy Opposed by Student Rule; Weapons Rule Also Passed by New SEC VIOLATION SEC BANS T 0 R E NT from The Student Executive Committee last night made it a violation of the Student Code to follow an administration ruling on sing 1 e rooms. SEC Chairmm Ted Shoemaker, who proposed the motion, stated he couldn't "think of anything that would be a better protest" than such a rule. The school's single policy, as formulated by Dean of Students George Petrie, charges an extra $200. per term for anyone applying for a room. After all possible rooms have been rented any rooms still available may occupied by students as "host singles. The SEC motion made it a violation for any student to rent a single room from the school. The SEC's Single Room Rule declaresthat students should not rent rooms, as the additional charge "creates a socially undesirable division among students based on personal wealth. (Full text of rule below. ) Assistant Dean of Students Arthur Miller viewed the mot10n as having "a certain aesthetic beauty as a form of protest. I think it should be interpreted E a protest rather than obstructionism. Shoemaker called the move an attempt to "try md structure our environmentthe way we want it." The move seemed to be generally agreed upon by members of the SEC as "absurd, but beautiful." Opposing the motion were third year representative Larry Alexander and first year member Tom Thompson. The rental fee of $200 per term was suggested by Controller Charles C. Harra. The SEC unanimously approved that part of the administrative policy on "host singles. Occupmts of "host singles" agree tohouse on short notice any of the administration, such as prospective students. Thus a desk, chair, and bed, must be ready for a guest. Also the room must be kept in reason

Page 2 GOOD BEGINNING The Student Executive Committee's action in making it a iolation of the Student Code to rent a single room from the college tmder a new policy instigated by Dean of Students George Petrie may not be purely "aesthetic. Granted, it is that. But the action may also serve to PX:O voke thought about a ruling that was apparently made w1th little thought at all. In any case, it is a firm meas.ure takes the initiative in a particularly insupportable S1tuat10n. Itwasnot the only good piece of legislation passed by the new SEC last night. The rule regarding the possession of firearms by students w as made in response to legitimate student concerns, and finally began to afford students protection, something student govemment had not offered before. Indeed, it seems as though the new SEC may take a far more active, and beneficial. role in student $i(Overnment than previous committees have asswne.d. And the of the SEC was certainly a subject of discussiOn at the meetmg. The preoccupation of previous SECs with me.aningless triyia has not been entirely the fault of the committees. Admmistrative inaction, and the incompetence of maintenance personnel have brought many inconsequential matters before the SEC week after week. But to an extent thistrivia can be compensated for ii the SEC takes the advantage of certain to asse;t self, or takes the initiative and establishes 1ts author1_ty m areas outside its traditional jurisdiction, such as academics, or, in this case, administration. In many areas, the SEC can do more than wait for authority to be given to it. H the new committee can continue to show the initiative and independence it demonS::rated in its first meeting, the era of a strong and meaningful student government may finally come. LeHer A MISSIVE To the Editor: ( A second-term missive, mostly to second-and first-ye

1anuary 18, 1968 The Catalyst Page 3 --Charges NC Students Communist Agents clef 1 'nOtes l I A local resident influential in communications cha-ged several New College students who spoke to local high school seniors were paid of the Communist party, informed sources reported this The principal, Gene Pillot, told The Catalyst only that there had been an "expression of concern" on the part of an adult that academic freedom was "being abused." freedom" when the New College group spoke. He said there were "good sessions" in the opinion of everyone. I By Paul Pillot said he invited the man to call him back, but he never responded. Pillet called him again on Monday, but the man had apparently gone out of town. Pillet said the students were invited through a member of the faculty, one of whose students had suggested the invitation. Pillot co:tlled the presentation "factual" and "not negative,'' and said it had given students a basis upon which to form t'eir own opinions. BEAll ES AND CREAM week. Reports indicated the man said second-year student Jon Shaugh nessy and "others" were sent to college expressly for the purpose of infiltration. The remarks were reportedly made to the principal of Sarasota Higl. School, where the students and two faculty members were to make a presentation to the "Prob lems of Am eric an Democracy" class opposing the war in Vietnam. The presenta:ion to the senior classes of the high school took place Tuesday, apparently without incident. Speaking were Economics Tutor D Marshal Barry, second-year students Jon Shaughnessy, Lee Harding and Ken Peffers and first-year student Larry Hunt. Rhon Tim, a student at Mana:ee ]Wlior ColleJ;(e, also participated. 1525 State Street I'or the latest in men's and women's dress andcasual shoes !4:>5 M;>.IN STREET 958-121,) Pillot said in his opinion there was "no viol;tion of academic Celebrities May Speak Here Letters to Robert Kennedy, Walter Lippman, Margaret Mead, Robert McNamara and others have been written by third-year student Jerry Neugarten, inviting them to speak at New College. Neugarten, chairm:n of the Public Relations and Development Committee, revealed his plans to the SEC last night. Over 2 0 letters have been sent out recently, all to key news figures. N eugarten has been given $500 to finance the project. eugarten said he was able ollly to offer expenses and Florida weather in exchange for the speaking engagement. Also in the committee 1 s plans are a series of student-conducted sem-inars to be offered to the Sarasota community. Beginning probably in mid-February, sessions for 20 people each in literature, philosophy, andreligion will be held once a week for five consecutive weeks. Students picked to conduct the seminars would receive $50. A ., foundation grant or tmt10n tee would cover c0sts. More concrete plans will be presented at the next SEC meeting, Neugarten said. SCHOLARSHIP Third-yearstudent-on-leave and former editor of The Catalyst KenJi Oda has been awarded a $500 Newspaper Fund summer intern scholarship. Oda will receive the scholarship 10 September after completing 10 weeks as a beginning reporter on a newspaper. Scholarships from the Newspaper Fund have been granted to 55 college JUniors who have expressed an interest in newspaper work as a career. The Fund provided the interns with names of newspapers cooperating in the program. Students apply directly to these newspapers, which, in turn, make their ovn selections of summer interns. 1 p John Gabree, writing in the November 16, 1967 edition of Down Beat, had an article entitled "ii"'i"'ie Beatles In Perspective," which begins "It is important to get this straight: the Beatles have never been in the vanguard of pop music. They are not now and they are unlikely ever to be." Gabree1smajor point in the piece is that the Beatles did not come ur with new ideas, or even interesting songs. They merely imitated the work of such groups as the Cream, the Yardbirds, Canned Heat, the Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe and the Fish the Rolling Stones, etc. Gabree' s real beef seems to b e that he didn 1t think "Sgt. Pepper's" wasnearly as great asitwascracked up to be, but his views led me to write this dual-review column, of theBeatles' and Cream's latest album offerings. "Magical Mystery Tour" is a nice album. The pictures are pretty, and some of the music is even good. Some claim the album is a bust because it {eally wasn't supposed to be an <1 bum, YQ\ilffiow It is a selection of songs from their television show (almost universally panned in Britain) along with those singles which they had released since "Revolver." Side two, made up of the old favorites "Penny Lane, 11 "Strawberry Fie'lds Forever," "Baby, You're a Rich Man, 11 "All YouNeedlsL.::ve," along w1th "Hello, Goodbye," is good, because those songs are good. Beginning with "Hello, Goodbye, and ending with their credo, "All You Need Is Love," was a master touch, But master touches like this are sadly missing on side one. All ofthesongson side one seem to be mit at ions of themes begun in "Sgt. II w CORTEZ PLAZA 746-5977 st. arm an g a II n ry INC r:-,-', DEAN PETRIE Does NOT epper's." (With the exception of I Am The Walrus," of course, hich I will discuss below.) I will rant that "Your Mother Should Know" is a better song than "When m Sixty-Four, "but the l atter was c h a r esounding s u ccess as part of e "Sgt. Pepper's masterwork, ..... reas the former has no signifince at all. SOUTH GATE PLAZA 965-5440 UNITARIAN CHURCH 3 975 Fru itville Roo d Sunday service : 10: 30 am. SEPMO TOPIC "RELIGIO AND THE SOLI'"":.RY SELF" Nursery and Church School 10:30 a .m. Do his wash contemporary art at Surf Coin Laundry ST. ARMANDS TRAVEL m8 Harding Circle Air and steamship r eservations Car rentals-Cruises-Tours Independent travel Phone 388-3661 TROPICANA PURE ORANGE JUICE Your Diploma will be a door-opener to Florida's expanding opportunities in busine sand the professions. Go forward with Florida-America's fastest -growi n g major stat e. FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT CO. HEL0ING BUILD F L ORIDA I' s u th ca I ho 'I Am The Walrus" is fantastic, wever. I t is comparable to "A ay in the Life 11 in that it is a semiga of the confront

MUSTANGS BEAT NC The New College soccer team, coached by Miguel Tapia, lost to the professional Chicago Mustangs yesterday by a score of 20-2 at the Robarts Sports Arena. In an tmusual play, the New College goalie scored a goal. Coach Tapia made the other New College point. The Mustangs will face a team of circus performers tomorrow and a combination of the NC and circus teams Tuesday. Faculty Increase Set at Three A "net increa;e" of three faculty members is all that is needed for next year, according to President John Elmendorf. Elmendorf said he suggested the "rou!':h guideli;le" of t-hl'Pf' nPw professors to the Board of Trustees MISSIVE (Continued from page 2 ) other students. Mr. Miller has given us a list of imminent crises; see above I hope. They can be met effectively now, not when they occur. They ar ... not limited to super chicken-shit, but include and may be influenced by a student bill of rights, educationa goals, etc. I will keep working, 1.mless third year apathy engulfs me. The same few other third-year students probably will too. We may hold some at a meeting last year, and the Board recommended the guideline be followed. The president said the "net increase" may mean more than three associate professors, assistant professors or tutors, but the college could only afford the equivalent of the salaries of three full professors. Elmendorf said it was a "central operating question 11 that the student-faculty raio be increased. ---------------------------------GOLDEN -HOST 80 Beautiful Rooms --'50Foot Pool Putting GreenBahi Hut Cocktail Lounge 4675 N. Tamiami Trail 355-5141 r---------------' II I : f : The place to shop in Florida l t St. Armands Key t 18 19 6 8 Famous 69ers Begin Season by Grantland Com II The fantastic, world-famous New College basketball team, the 69ers, have thus far lived up to every expectation of the national pre-season polls, as well as the predictions of several informed sources in the area. Thisfabulousteam has even out done its earlier seasons by, as of this writing, maintaining its irn macu.late record--thus far a perfect season. Informed sourQ!S close to the coach say that he is quite calm about the prospect of a perfect season, an SEC championship and a possible post-season bowl bid tothe Sarasota Committee to Stop the War Freo-Fot"-All-Fracas-Elirn inations in March. When questioned, Coach Alexander (better known to sports fans as "Leaping Larry") responded in his typical witty fashion: "Uh, well, yeah, that is, uh, yeah, we-uhyeah, we coulduh, maybeuh, well, yeah, yuh lmow ... This glorious quintet began its season with a brilliant loss to Roy ally Tired, 71-47. Newcomer "Monster M1.mger11 was especially spectacular in the fray, falling down only in the fourth quarter, when he accidentally. scored five field goals, to the chagrin of all there, especially his teammates. The second was equally spectacular, with striking performances by "Bruiser Bowman" and "Ox Odell." Coach Alexander wa> quite proud of his gang, remarking after the game that he ha:l never seen a worse game in his life, and gave this reporter hints a; to possible defensive moves to be instituted in next game, against Vias Bar. It is significant th:t the game against Eds Barber Shop showed the remarkable offensive skill of the New College team, as they were all at times able to keep the opposingteam with at least a ten-point margin, lengthening it to thirteen by the end of the game, the final score being 59-46. The game last Monday night aCOCKTAILS AT 3428 No. Trail 355-3446 F I NE DOMEST I C AND gainst Vias Bar nearly provect a catastrophetotheplucky 69ers in the final minutes. Superior shooting by Leaping Larry Alexander in the :final quater eliminated any possibility of victory for the team, as he carne through in four crucial misses under the offensive basket. Monster M=ger nearly blew the game by making two almost-crucialfoul shots in the final minutes of the game. Star ringperformancerwere also turneC1 in by "Terror Torn" Lesure, who managed to keep himself from re boWlding at all times during the game. Bruiser Bowman also contributed to the team rebo1.mding effort, grabbing five. A high point of the game was when "Masher Marsden" crammed his !ace into the elbow of an opponent, sending his glasses skidding across the floor. Coach Alexander attributed the remarkable performance of the team to the new 6-3-2 defense that the team carne out with in the game. All prospects arc for a spectacularseason for the 69ers; one of the team thus far is its strong bench, with some new faces to the scene. "Rag" haggarty is, of course, back this year (we all remember those spectacular nms he made last year). New include W aync Buckles (known affectionately to his friends as "Switch" Buckles). 11 Horror H1.mgleman, 11 "Crash Kelly, 11 "Mumps" Morriello, and "Grues ome" Greg Da.rid. LECTURE Dr. Donald Wells, visiting professor of philosophy at the University of South Florida and formerly from Washington State University will speak on "Pacifism and the War Myth" Tuesday at 4 pm in the Fishbowl. Dr. Wells is the author of the book The War Myth, recently published by Pegasus Press The lecture is being sponsored by the Humanities Division. ECOPPER BAR 't370 No. Lockwood Ridge Rd. 955-3446 IMPORTED L I QUORS lines, less likely, adv:nce s ome fronts. Without help (not "sup port") of time, energy and interest (at least self-interest) we can do no more. 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