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Published by Students of New College, Sarasota, Florida January 25, HousinfJ Shortage Court Council Concern Proposes Stocks The possibility of a lack of dor mitoty space in September of this year when a new class enters may become a matter for study by the College Col.IDcil. AssistantDean of Students Arthur Miller brought the possible housing shortage to the attention of the Col.IDcil at its meeting yesterday. Miller said a number of students may have to live off-campus, and a study should be undertaken to determine the extent of the problem. President John Elmendorf stated the Council did not have enough information to discuss the situation this week, but said it would be on the agenda of the next meetinsz. In other business, the Council tentatively approved a calendar for the 1968-69school year. The calendar is subst:ntially the same as this year's. Student Executive Committee Chairman Ted Shoemaker estimated "probably 50-60% of students wouldremainoncampusduring the week between the second and third terms, and advised the establishDEAN' S RULE NOT POLICY Assistant De an of Students Arthur Miller told the Student Executive Committee last night that the single room policy he had outlined a week ago was not a "firm policy, but rather that Dean of Students George Petrie "considered that he was referring a tentative plan to the SEC for discussion. According to Miller's statement, "This misunderstanding appears to have been my fault, for I h a d presented the plan to the SEC a s a firm policy of the Dean of Students' office. Miller said no firm rule about single rooms h a s yet been formulated. Some observers at the meeting f elt, however, that the statement by the Dean of Students' office was not a fi.u: policy may represent a change in the Dean's position rather than merely a clarification of it. In light of Miller's statement the SEC, in what Chairman Ted Shoemaker c a.Ued a "very good gesture to Dean Petrie, l.Dlanimously rescinded its action of last week. Last week, the SEC made it a violation of the Student Code to rent a single room from the school. Second-year representative Helen Hickey, however, emphasized tha t the SEC is now in a way "backing down"; if the plan suggested last weekdoesbecome policy, the SEC will ag:in take action, it was st::ted. ment of some sort of meal service for that period. Professor of Religion Dr. William H

Pa e 2 Editorial TAKING STOCKS Is there anyone still unconvinced about the feasibility of itocks as an alternate punishment for student rule-breakers? fhe idea, once it is given a chance to sink in, has met vith enthusiastic acceptance by students. For those still mconvinced, though, there are certain facts which should >e kept in mind. Hardly anyone argues about the desirai.>ility of some kind >f alternate punishment for the breakers of certain rules. ?resently, for violators of the intervisitation "crime without 1 victim" law, there isno way to get off the vertical ladder >f offenses, leading to expulsion. Some crimes simply aren't lS heinous as others, and there should be a choice of possi >le punishments. The Student Court considered, at great length, altema:ives to the present system. Detentions (write out "I will 10t intervisit11 1 000 times) and assignments to a comer Nere not appropriate to the New College situ :ttion. Work details were considered unmanageable and .:roublesome. And fines were deemed discriminatOJ.Y. So, quite logically, the idea of stocks was an-ived at. Simply a means of enforcing idleness, the veJ.Y non-pro:iuctivity of the pWlishment is appropriate. The stocks wol;lld .serve uo social otm>ose. but neither does the. inte; visitation rule. The stocks are absurd, but so IS bemg charged with the violation of the rule. And they can serve as a deterrent--the five-to-eight-hours' idleness is hardly pleasant. It should be kept in mind that, while unusual, the stocks are not cruel. No ohvsical strain is olaced on the _oerson being punished--he is seated on a comfortable chaut and will be given th' opportunity to obey all calls of nature. Most important no one has to choose the stocks. The vertical scale can' still be begun. And the stocks, which are no locked, can be left at any thime, ROt locked can be left at any time, although, if the person in the does choose to leave, the option is withdrawn. It is possible for something to be absurd and useful at the same time. Perhaps the sensibilities of those who oppose thestocksaretoorefinedtoface the reality of the New Collegesocialsystem. Orpemaps they are merely unimaginative. In any case, the Student Executive Committee should apptoVe the SC proposal next and students should sup-port it. CATALYST INTERVIEW The Catalyst LeHer RE=ORLOFSKY To the Editor: Ifeel obliged to respond to Steve Orlofsky's review of my speech, "Vietnam in Perspective", which was headlined in the Catalyst: "Stephens' Pro-W aTalk .. I am not pro-war anymore than Mr. Orlofsky. I just do not feel that a policyofwithdrawal in the face of aggression serves humane or peaceful ends. Mr. Orlofsky's review contains certain actual inaccuracies -January 25, 1968 TWIC "the USA did sign the Geneva Accords" --which I am quite willing to overlook. What I strongly ob ject to is his representation of my talk as pelcmical. l steryl White, Gary Williams even though they're dealing with classical music, and it's somewhat a more serious perusal of an art form than getting up and singing a pop song if you've got a trick voice and a curl in your hair, and making a lot of money from it. Consequently, serious musicians devote much more of their time to the pursuit of their art, the perfecting of their art, the discipline of their art. Nonetheless, it's a fact that they are evidently pursuing it hoping that one day they will appear before the public and show them their wares. It's comparatively rare that a person is an ivory-towered hermit who is off by himself. The Catalyst: Will Rogers said that every person he ever met left something with him. In working with some pretty notable people, do any come to mind that have particularly left something with you? Harnbro: Oh, no question about it! First of all, my father. My family were musicians for generations, and my first training was at the hands, the literal hands, of my father, who was a professional pianist and musician, and he gave me my first training in piano-playing and in music making. But it wasn't so much a formal training; it didn't have the characteristic of severe discipline, I didn't have to be at the piano "x" number of hours a day. It took the form of play. It was sort of one of "the things you did"--in my family you did music. At a very early age it appeared that I would be able to make a living in our culture, to make a living with music. Since mus1c was something I did as a matter of course, then I coosider myself one of the lucky few that was able never to have that worry about making the decision of "Where will my life take me?" The Catalyst: Apparently, you think of music Just as the calling you happened to fall into, not something special. Hambro: It mav not be very s ub lime of me to sa}. but I rather think that if my father had been an engineer, I would have been an engineer; if he had been a chemist, I wruld have been a chemist. But I am a musician ow, this is not to deprecate the value of music making in any way. I can give you a four-hour lecture onwhymusic has special qualities and rewards a person in a special way far above other endeavors. So, in that way I feel again fortunate that it is music in particular that I fell into, so to speak. Music, I think, does build added sensitivities to a person. You're always reaching, as a re-creative artist. When I'm playing music-Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and the like--11m out to reward the audience with what I consider the composer's emotional intention, and as such, I have to open up his emotional ducts by playing the piece in such a way that there's no mistaking what the intention of the composer is. And if I'm to do that to you, then I have to certainly be a master of what this emotional content is. A piece of music is m adc of an infinite number of variables; and youhave to learn as a craft, simply a technical thing, that you plunk down your fingers in special ways that make them say specia things. Also, you have to give enormous amounts of intellectual time to perusing the music, searching for how you can best attain your end. The Catalyst: You function like a mastermind-reader of the composer? Hambro: Well, you try to be, and of course that's very hard because there's no way of talking to Beethoven in person. Even with pieces by contemporary composers you get disturbing little dramas like this: you play his piece to him, and he will say, "You know, I didn't really intend it that way, but now that you play il to me that way I rather like it better. I think I'll put in the music that it should be played that way. Now, ifthat can happen with a contemporary composer of no srn all merit, Hindcmith, or Stravinsky, or Cop-land, then perhaps the same things could have happened with Beethoven. So, on the one hand, you're at temptingto be very rigorous about how you how you recreate the music, but on the other hand, you always have to allow yourself a certain amotmt of li berty, knowing that you may hit upon either a way that he intended but very few people observe, or that may simply be a new way of looking at the piece th

2-nuary 25 1968 N C Ranks Fifth In South Atlantic New College i s the fifth-ranked college in the South Atlantic area, according to Abraham Samuel, who provides an independent college rating service. S amuels' survey, publishe d in Lovejoy's Guidance Digest assigns points to colleges on the basis of secondary school class rank of recently enrolled freshmen, number of recent recipients of national fellowships, proportion of recent graduates entering graduate school, proportion of faculty with doctorate student faculty ratio, faculty sal::.ries and library collection. HAVERFORD EXCHANGE New College will participate in a student exchange program with Ha.rerfo1d Colle$1;e February 11-17. Two or three students will be selected for the program. Haverford will send several of its students to New College later in the term. Costs for students in the program will include only transportation to Hwerford, Pennsylvania. Possibly these costs may be at least partially reimbursed by the school. Students wishing to participate should see Ted Shoemaker. BOOK SALE The Library will conduct a book saleonFebruaryl and 2 in theRefe r e nce R o o m in College Hall. The Sale will take place between 6 :30p. m and8:00p. m. on Thursday and continue all day Friday. All books will be priced at 25 cents Students, faculty and staff are invited. Books & Stationery, Inc. Complete Offtc:e Supplies 1350 IMain. St. 1955-3515 TIME Th e l ong est wo rd in t he l an guag e? B y lett e r coun t, the l o ng est word may be pneumonoult ra m icroscopicsilicovolcanoco n iosis. a r are l u ng disease. You won't find it in Webs t er's New World Dictionary, College Edition. But you .will find more useful infor m ation about w o rds than i n any other desk dic t ionary. Take t he word time. In addi tton t o it derivation and an illus t ration sho w ing U.S. tim e zo n es, you'll find 48 clear de( of the different mean mgs of time a n d 27 idiomatic uses, suc h as ti m e of one's life. In sum, eve r ythi n g y o u want to kno w about time. This d ictio nary is approve d and u ed b y more than 100 0 a n d u nive rsities. Isn't 1 t lim e y ou own ed one? Only $5. 95 fo r 1760 pages; $6 95 thumb-inde x ed. At Your Bookstore THE WORL D PUBLISHIN G CO. Clevela n d and Ne w York: On the basis of these standards gives New College 77B pomts. Maximum i s 1, 122. The highestnumberof points assigned is 984, to Harvard. With 778 points, New College ranks higher than such institutions as S arah Lawrence, Trinity Tufts Middlebury, Colby, UCLA' and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Ranked higher in the South than New College are: Johns Hopkins Duke, Davidson, and Emory: Ranked just below New College arc: Virginia, C atholic, Florida Presbyterian, Washington and Lee and St. John's in Annapolis. Letter INVITATION To the Editor: We are a group of Friends, more familiarly known as Qu

The Catalyst Page 4 January 25, 1968 Text of SC Stocks Proposal Soccer Beaten Tean1 Again In response to a request from the Student Executive Committee concerning possible alternate modes of punishmentforthose students found guilty of infractions of the Student Code, the Student Court respectfully submits the following recommendations for your consideration and endorsement. (The present system of punishments will hereafter be known as the formal mode of ptmishment. ) The Student Court concurs with the findings of the Student Executive Committee that the preSBnt system of pmisbiTEDtS is inadEtquate on the following grounds: 1. Thlssystemofpunishmentoffers only one substantial form of penalty, that of expulsion or suspension. 2. This system is such that its potency liesonly in the placing in jeopardy of a student's career at this institution. 3. This system does not permit the court to discriminate in the assessment of penalty between violations which would be held by a reasonable person to be of an anti-social nature, and those violations whiCh could not be so held. In light of the above reasons the Student Court proposes the following program to be instituted upon consent and action by the Student Executive Committee: 1. The Student Executive Committee shall appropriate such funds as are necessary to build nvo stocks. 2. The Student Executive Committee shall appoint a subcommittee consisting of a chairman and nvo assistants who sh;il be responsible forthe supervision, operation and maintenance of the stockroom. 3, The Student Court shall, in cases which do not warrant other-wise and which do not involve students already in the formal mode of punishment, offer to a student, convicted of a violation of the Stu dent C?de, the option of being. placed m the stocks for periods of time as described in clause four. 4. Astudentconvicted of a major violation of the Student Code shall generally be placed in stocks for a period of five hours, if that student has had no convictions of major violations within three monthspreviousto the violation in question. If a student has been found guilty of a major violation andifth:tstudent has had one previous violation within the three months previous to the violation in question, then that student shall be placed in the stocks for a period of eight hours. Should a student be convicted of three violations within a three-month period then the Student Court shall generally be obliged to penalize that student for the third conviction with a formal warning and all the restrictions entailed thereby. 5. As longasanyformal punish ment is in effect against a student, anyfurtherpunishmentsconsequent upon further convictions shall be in 3428 No. Trail 355-3446 FINE DOMESTIC the formal mode. (Note principal exceptions as enumerated, and please note further that these exceptions do not exclude the possibility of others. ) 6. Exceptions to clause five: Students against whom formal pun ishments are still in effect, as of the d:te of the approval of this program by the Student Executive Committee, and whose ptmishments were assessed prior to that date shall, at the discretion of the Stu dent Court, be given the opportunity to be placed in the stocks in lieu of their current formal pun ishments. 7. No student shall be placed in the stocks without first having given his consent. No student shall be placed in the stocks for a period of time exceeding eight hours. A student may release himself at any time from the stocks insofar as the stockswillbemerely sealed with a wax seal and at no time shall the stocks be locked in such a way that a student could not release himself at will. COPPER BA t570 Lockwood Ridge Rd. 955-3446 IMPORTED LIQUORS by JACK STRAP The marauding New College soccer team went down to a stunning defeat Tuesday in its game against the Chicago Mustangs. The final score was 10-0 in favor of the professional team' which plays in the United States 'Professional Soccer League. In a hard-fought, action-packed half the New College team, assisted by assorted circus performers, gave up only 5 points. An equally hard-fought second half UNITARIAN CHURCH 3975 Fruihille Rood Sunday service: 10:30 a-.m SERMON TOPIC "THE NEW MORALITY" Nursery and Church School 10:30 a.m. fJtrl a LiH/e Bilce Info Your Life From NORTHSIDE BIKES 1130 27th Street saw the home eleven surrender another 5 points. In an earlier game the New College team, totally tmassisted, lost totheMustangsby a score of 20-2. The co:ch of the New College team, Miguel Tapia, attributed the improved performance Tuesday to the increased confidence of his team. "It's getting better all the time, he said. Tapia expressed thanks to Coach Meyer of the Mustangs for the op portunity to play the Chicago team. Coach Meyer had commended the spunk, verve, and determination of the New team. AlthoughNew College soccer has been extant for only six months, it has big plans for the future. Up coming for the neophytes are games against Florida Presbyterian and either the University of South Florida or the University of Miami. Enthusiasm for soccer at New College soared, Coach Tapia claimed, because of the Mustang game. "It 1 s getting so much better, he said. SARASOTA Flower Shop Make it habit-not n 'occasion 1219 1st Street 955-4287 Just What You've Always Wanted ... 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