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Published by Students of New College, Sarasota, Florida May 2, 1968 Elmendorf Called 'Liar' Counc i I Affirms Prese t lntervisitation Rule Elmendorl Hickam The "non-intervisitation" rule, drawn up by several students at the instigation of President john Elm en don, was defeated at a stormy College Council meeting Tuesday that saw Elmendorl reverse his own position on the abolishment of intervisitation hours. saidno action should betaken since "we have been living hypocritically for three years" tmder the old rule, and can continue for the rest of this year. SEC Gives Up Rule Enforcement Elmendorl's position on the proposal, which was presented by Student Court member Rick Stauffer, became apparent only gradually. A discussion of student rules when new dormitories are completed on theW est Campus brought from the president the statement that the individual dorm units would be permitted to make their own rules, but he did not indicate what degree of freedom students would be permitted to make rules. Dean of Students Jack Rains, however, moved that "The College Council, upon closer examination, has concluded that it is not financially and legally viable to abolish the intervisitation rule." Rains's motion was apparently intended to clarify the fact that the Council was voting against abol ishing the rule for practical rather than moral or educational reasons. Rains's motion passed three to two. Voting in favor were Mayer, Rains and Professor of Religion Dr. William Hamilton. Opposed were third-year student Dale Hickam and second-year student Ivan Sax by. Intervisitation hours, as a part of the Student Code, were abolished by the Student Executive Committee in a un;nimous vote last night on a motion by third-year representative Dale Hickam. The present Intervisitation Rule is now entirely a rule of the college administration. The action of the SEC came after a decision by the College C'.ouncil that "it is not financially or legally viable" for the college to abolish the Intervisitation Rule. Thus, the SEC last nisht refused to keep in existence a rule it termed" a complete farce, 11 "nonfunctional, "for the purposes of public relations. Now, any reports of intervisitation violations by the proctor will go only to the Dean of Students' Office, to handle as it wishes. Assistant Dean of Students Arthur M. Miller said after the passage of the motion that "the student body should expect that enforcement of the rule will be no more severe than at present. 11 In place of the intervisitation hours, the SEC approved as part of the Student Code recommendations onethroughsixof the Non-Intervisitation Proposal that was rejected by the College Council Tuesday. These sections define intervisitation violation as entering a room at anytime without the permission of both legal occupants, modity guest sign-in, over the summer was discussed. Miller that a $SO room deposit does not have to be made by students at this time, due to the possibilities of off-campus housing and the fouryear option presented to students this year. First-year student Richard Foster asked SEC approval of a letter listing grievances against the operators of the kitchen. The matter was put off until next week. Further discussion of the possibilityofoff-campushousingfor some students beginning in September caused Council member Dr. George Mayer to move the "intervisitation" sections of the rule would be tabled. This motion was defeated in a voice vote as many Council members expressed the belief that the document (published in full in The Catalyst April 11) would be meaningless without those sections, Elmendorl then contended the rule would have to contain some prohibition against cohabitation among rtudents, including the process of "roommate switching" reportedly practiced by some students. Student Executive Committee Chairman Steve Hendricks pointed out such a provision would be impossible to enforce, and stated it was not possible to write such a provision into the document, since violations under the proposal are the result of student complaints. In response to a direct question by Assistant Dean of Students Dr. Arthur Miller, Elmendorf said the intervisitation rule could not be dispensed with at this time. Some discussion followed about what action the Council should take in light of this situ;tion. Mayer Following t:!ie vote, Hickam told Elmendorl: "I feel like I've been lied to. You never even hinted you were going to do this. You were lying. Hickam was apparently referring to statements made by Elmendorl that were published in The Catalyst February 1. At that time, the president said he was "contemplating" the abolishment of the intervisitation rule because of the "hypocrisy" involved with retaining a rule that is neither enforced"!lor supported. llmendorf later told a group of students that the abolishment of the rule could come as quickly as the beginning of the third term. This group of students proceeded to draft the "non-intervisitation" proposal, which set up a Student Counseling Board to process room mate complaints. At Tuesday's meeting, Elmendorf said "much" ofthedefeated documentwas thoughtful and valuable. The president also asserted this was not the first time it was admitted the intervisitation rule was in existence primarily for fundraising purposes. Most members of the Council expressed disagreement with this, however. Possible Crime Witnessed Where By LAWRENCE PAULSON What happened to the girl in the pink dress? Was she kidnapped? Murdered? These are questions that, quite unexpectedly, I had to face this week. It happened early Monday room ing. Edna and I were traveling north on U. S. 301 after a late Russo's snack. As we approached DeSoto Road, the fog that had become thicker as we got farther from the city forced me to slow almost to a crawl, watching for landmarks at the side of the road. Suddenly, a young girl in a pink dresscameoutofthe fog. She was sobbing hysterically. I could hear her crying despite the fact that the windows were rolled up and the de rosteron. I noticed she had blonde hair that was piled on top of her head. She made no attempt to stop me. Undecided about what to do, I made aU-turn at DeSoto Road. As I did so, I noticed a carthat seemed to be following the girl, traveling slowly south on the highway. As I swung the car around and headed south, I saw that the car that seemed to be following the girl had pulled off the highway. I pulled off the road behind the car. In the light of my high beams, I saw two egr::> men emerge from the late-model Chevrolet. They grabbed the girl, who struggled, trying to get away iom them. They practically carried her into the car. Is the Sobb g Girl? Edna and I both looked at the li-Finally I called the Federal Bu-was the woman? Why had she been cense plate of the car, found our reau of :investigation. Yesterday, reading of the numbers matched, I talked to local agents. Per-Who. were the men?. Were ey then sped away to find a phone. haps they take the trouble at her? Where d1d they take I called the sheriff's office. The least to mvest1gate the case. her m the car, and why? dispatcher listened to the story. But the questions remain. Who Perhaps the authorities are right. When I finished my story, she asked "Could the car have been a 164?"' I said it could. That, it seemed, was the last bit of interest the sheriff's office showo:i in what I had to say. I made three more calls, and visited the sheriff, Ross Boyer, twice. They had been unable to find the car. There was little they could do unless there was a complaint. It was probably a family quarrel. There was no more inform at ion. This lack of interest on tr.o.e part of the authorities led me to make some inquiries of my own, simple inquiries they apparently refused to make. I ascertained the registered owner of the car, called him, and leanEd he'd sold the car three weeks ago, to an agency From the agency, I learned the name of the man who bought the car.>leamedbisaddress. The house was in Nev.t. wn, and there was a small Negro boy sweeping the front porch. To me, this was confirmation of a sort of my observation that the men were, in fact, Negroes thus, because this is Sarasota nding out a family quarrel. My own investigation became stymied at this point. I could not find the car. And I could find no information aboui either individual. Yesterday, Elmendorl told The Catalyst his original suggestion that the rule might be done away with was made before the West Campus plans were devised and before it was necessary that $1. 5 million be raised to finance the construction, Elmendorl said the abolishment of the rule would interfere with this fund-raising effort, and was therefore not feasible. Student leaders, however, were bitteroverthe meeting's outcome. They expressed the view that the entire matter had come up at El mendorl's own urging and much work had gone into drafting the rejected proposal. EPC No Makes Challenge The Educational Policy Committee of the Board of Trustees yester day decided to make no recommendation to the full board regarding the faculty's abolition of the language requirement. Last week, President John Elm en don told The Catalyst the trustees might bote to rescind or ask the faculty to reconsider their vote to do away with the requirement. Because the EPC took no action, however, there will presumably be no resolution from the tnmees on the question. The full board meets today and tomorrow. New Baby A daughter, Eloise Julia, was bom to Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Miller Sunday morning. The baby weighed six pounds, 9 1/2 ounces. Both mother and child are doing well, it is reported. Perhaps there's nothing in it at all. I'm not convinced, however. Not yet. And where is the woman in the pink dress now?


-Pa e 2 Editorial FEELING OF BETRAYAL We have no difficulty whatever in nnderstanding the feeling of certain student leaders that they were betrayed by President Elmendorl. Students would have been perlectly willing to live unde1 the intervisitation status quo for as long as it remained. The days of Jarrell-Cassell idealistic agitation are over. are willing to accept a moderate amount of hypocnsy, a long as it isn't shoved in their faces. But it was the President who brought up the abolition of the rule. Of course students responded, thinking a new era of honesty and liberalism might be dawning. They worked and produced a proposal that was ened, and workable. And it was thrown back m their faces. All right circwnstances have changed. But we needed money in 1February, when the abolisJ:tment ?f. the rule was supposedly considered. We needed 1t fm1sh the_ year, and maybe liquidate the college. If domg away w1th the wowddt really hurt us then, why will it now? Didn't we hear, justlastweek, that it's much easier to raise money for buildings than for expenses? And what do the new dorms have to do with it? If each house will be given autonomy, when things are arranged that way, fine. But what about now? What about next year, before the new construction is completed? Surely, if matters changed so much with the revelation of the "Instant Campus" plans, this change was known long beforeTuesday. Why wasn't some hint given? Wh':' weren't the students involved called in, given an explanation? Why was it done this way? It's impossible to be against goo_d public relati_ons. But what are weseeling? A school that hves by hypocnsy, open ly admitted and encolll'aged? A place by .an everwidening credibility gap? A that lS mo:vmg away from the idea of a community of mterests, movmg toward open conflict among faculty, administration and students? Who'd want it, then? EXPLANATION To the Editor: The SEC last night removed the intervisitation rule from the Stu dent Code, This means that the administration rule, identical to the student rule, will now take ef fect. Since this is a reversal of earlier positionsth:t many of us have taken, let me attempt to explain the circmnstances. Several months ago some students were led to believe that the inter visitation rule could be abolished since it was not functioning in the way it was intended, and the ad ministration felt it would not be an undue financial burden on the college to abolish the rule. Atthat'time several students undertook to write a proposal that would deal with some of the problems associated with l.Ullimited intervisitation. At the College Council meeting on Tuesday, it became evident that the administration feels the rule is necessary for the financial survival of the college. If this had been said several months ago, some time and energy would have been saved, Further, it was'evident that the financi.U considerations were of Member .Associated Collegiate Press Volume rv, Number 30 May 2, 1968 Published weekly 36 times per year by stu dents at New College. Subscriptir 15 per copy. Addl'en rubscription ordel'S, change of address notices, and undeliverable cople5 tQI The Catal)'3t/ New College/Post Office Box 1898/Saraso ta, Florida 33578. Telephone 355-$406. .Editor .... ........ Laurie Pa u:t.on AM. Editor Margaret Advertising .... ........ George Kane Circulation ......... Richard de Koster Photography ...... M1guel Tapia Staff: Kit Arbuckle, Mary Blakely, Jeu Graham, Kathy Grave, Carola Heitmazw, Tom M:mteuffel, Abby Misemer, Wil liam Patterson, Bait>ara Slebrow5ka, Ro bert Sw:utz, Edna Walker, Cheryl White paramotmt concem, and that the rule in its present state serves that function alone. The Student Code is not an exer :ise in public relations. It seems unfair to ask students to enforce a rule that has no relevance to our Lives here and is on the books simply to placate donors and parents; in both cases to a somewhat erro neous extent, Many of us are willing to aid the college in its financial problems. However, the punishment of stu d.ents for offenses against the con sciences of the people of Sarasota isnotthe duty or the right of other students. The situation will undoubtedly be up for grabs once again when the campus is transferred to the other side. Students in residence at that time should be aware of the fact that the administration is evidently committed to a position that many students may feel is inimical to their interests. In such a situation it seemed imperative that views on the subject be somewhat polarized between the aoministration and the students. Let me emph.sizethatthese views are my own. If students are unhappywithtbe actionstaken by the SEC, I will be happy to speak to them about it. If enough students are unhappy, the policy would, of course, be reversed. (signed) Steve Hendricks SALARY The following letter was submitted to The Catalyst by Assistant Dean Arthur Miller to "set the record straight" in regard to a statement attributed to him in last week's issue. Dr. A. M. Miller: The Catalyst of April 25 quotes you as saying that 70 per cent of the College salary budget is allocated to non-academic personnel. There seems to be a miStmderstanding here of the actual situation. is true that approximately 70 per cent of the employes ofthe O>llege are in non-academic categories, more th;n half of the salary budget is allocated to departments which fall within the a c adem i c area. These include the divisions of the Hwnanities, The Catal st May 2, 1968 ---''lrt AOoLI StttHGa 4fMC c ouP.SE IN,.8-tStTaTtON AV'I 8CG.tfiiNtNGt TtfiS YIAR ... ct&'T IT.'' SAC Discusses Baccalaureate Exams The Student Academic Committee surveyed the problems associ ated with the purpose 3J!.d form of baccalaure:te examinations at its meeting last Tuesday. Possible interpretations as to the purpOse of the exams were agreed upon as: --a useful feedback system on the interests and accomplishments of the graduating students; Natural Sciences ccnd Social Sci ences, Coordinator of the Independent Study Projects and the Ll'brary. Total of salary and benefits allocated to these accounts in the current budget is $684 000, This total does include the salaries of approximately 15 secretarial or clerical workers, but even when their salaries are deducted, there is still approximately $600,000 allocated to salaries of academic people. This compares with a total of $542,000 allocated for salaries in all other offices and departments of the college. I hope that you will find an opportunity to put the record straight on this matter. (signed) Paul D. Davis LANGUAGE To the Editor: President Elmendor.f is quoted in the April25, 1968 Catalyst as say ingthat he doesn't believe the faculty could make "a good case" to the board of trustees for its vote to eliminate the language requirement. It is questionable in my view that the faculty is obliged to make a "good case" to the board of trustees for any decisions on educational policy of the institution. For it is the faculty, not the board1 which should exercise real control over educational policy. Be that as it may, it is nevertheless quite clear that the faculty has not made its case "good" enough to suit President Elmendorf. I sub mit that this is probably because the Presidentb.snot been listening very carefully to what his faculty has been saying on the issue, For the record, let me review the two principalreasonswby New College should not have a language requirement: One of them practical, the other a matter of education a philosophy. (1) practical fact is that New College has bad neither the staff northe fa::ilities to implement the kind of language requirement whichitformerlybad. Rapidtumoveroffaculty, occasional vacancies and occasional weak instruction made it virtually impossible for some students ever to acquire the degree of competence required. Until and unless the administration -a formalized test, which could fill or graduate a student. The SAC decided that if the bac calaureates are to be given as a testwhich can be passed or failed, that they be given at the end of the second term. This would provide for any students having to takethemoverduringthe last term before graduation. The committee agreed that the various disciis willing to support the modem languages in their own right--not as a mere "service" department-this will continue to be the case. And so long as it does continue to bethecase, a serious language requirement remains a practical impossibility on this campus, Mind you, it is the administration--not the faculty--which bas failed to give proper support to the languages here. And I am talking about money. (2) The second reason why a language requirement should not be maintained is that foreign language background is not a nec essary part of the curriculum for all liberally educated men. I concede that it is for most, but I deny (and I think the majority of the faculty agree) that it is necessary for all. At a small, personaized institu tion like New College nothing should be required which cannot be defended as being essential to the liberal education of all students. We are not a state tmiversity forced for economic reasons to run every student through the same curriculum. What is appropriate in in dividual cases can be decided in individual cases. Foreign language study is an example of this kind of individualizable matter. I should be very to have the President's views on these arguments against a requirement and to lmow, in particular, why he does not consider them to constitute a "good case. 11 W. c. Hmnphreys Associate Professor of Philosophy INVOLVEMENT To the E4itor: The recent student demonstrations at Columbia University and the not so recent ones at Berkley, as well as troubles in other colleges and universities across the country, reveal growing demands for immediate reflection of student opinion in the operations of those institutions. In answerto questions about New College 1 s exceptional qualities, it can be said that students here have unusually unlim ited opportunity for such participation in policy decisions concerning all areas of this institution. This opportunity ought not to be used only at moments of crisis, such as plinesmustbe more explicit about the purpOses they assign to baccalaureates, and about the type of material that will be covered in the exams Altematives for a::ademic review of second-year students who failed their qualifying exams were dis cussed. es the language problem, and at allcollege conferences, which seem to be quickly forgotten on the p:ut of the students. Students are only recently beginning to realize the extent to which the Administration may control this institution if students do not bother to express their desires. Student committees, especially the Student Executive Committee, are supposed to reflect student opinion in general initiate action based on student ideas and requests thereby being the most way in which power" is expressed. However, 1t seems that student interest in the SEC's activities even when it considers important questions such. as intervisitation, language, ho?Smg and academic requirements lS not very widespread. There is attendance by non-representatives at SEC meetings. There is little expression of student interest, ideas or desires to SEC members, and there is apparently little_ m:erest among students generally ll1 :mflu encing or even caring abc;>ut decisions that affect them directly. The SAC found it necessary to pass a resolution to publicize their desire to act on student requests so thatthere might be more involvement by students in their activiti_es. Ibelievethatthe SEC will not fmd itnecessarytoforroalize such arequest for student involvement-perhaps more noticeable interest will be shown. Hopefully, (signed) George Duffee-Bratm SEC 2nd yr. representat1ve FOOD At press time, the followmg let-ter to Kitchen Manager Thomas Estep circulated by first-year stu dent Richard Foster, was signed by 90 students. Dear Mr. Estep: It would seem tD as sume that any college food service will never be per.fect, It would also be reasonable to a;swne, however that there is some standard which such a service should be ex-pected to observe such as the eth ic and practice 'of serving food according to the standards 0 (Continued on page 3, column 4 )


May 2, 1968 f cr _"'>>. .r-__r _j_ I I -J l clef notes I -r.. By Paul Adomites GL'est Column EXCITEMENT By KENJI ODA There are bad parl'orm ances, and there are good perlonnances. And once in a while there are petform ancesthat leave your mouth dry because you've been sitting with it wide open in astonishment. That's the kind of perfonnance Chicago rockfanswere treated to Saturday, twice. Cream and the Mothers of Invention were the co-features in a senses-shattering concert, and both more than lived upto their reputations as two of the most important ensembles in rock. Between them the groups presented three hours of the most electrifying improvisation I've heard since John Coltrane. The Mothers came on first, and in true Mothers fa&hion. They let a person come on stage to ask for a minute of silence in sympathy for anti-wardemonstratorswho had been roughly handled by the police at a rally earlier thlt day. After ten seconds, Mothers leader Frank Zappa took the microphone and told the audience, "That means be real quiet and cotmt to 60. Everyone laughed despite himself, and cynic Zappa lam1ched his group's program. But it wasn't typical Mothers after that. At least, it wasn't what everyone was expecting from them. Insteadofvocal social commentary and witty cynicism, what the Mothers concentrated on was instrumental improvisation. And, boy, themMotherscanplay led by composer-arranger-conduc tor-guitarist Zappa, they maintained a state of musical orgasm for an hour and a half. If you have ever heard Coltrane do "Afro Blue, 11 you have some idea of the erotic power of the Mothers' music. Zappa used two drwnmers who .JX>lmded out syncopated Ellie's BoofH & Stationery, Inc. c.nplete Office Sppplles 1350 Main.St. 955-MlS DIPPER DAN 9oo SBOPPK ond lines, assorted instruments to set up an intense wall-of-sotmd back gtolDld, and a series of long, extremely powerful solos on guitar, reeds, and keybo:rds. The ananging and _the solos reflected very strongly the work of jazzmen Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and Charles Lloyd. Strong and sensual. Zappa was the most impressive soloist with his fiery yet lyrical lines, :nd his command of electronic effects. After several false starts due to technical difficulties, Cream came on. With one third the personnel of the Mothers they managed to come on twice as strong, but in a different wcv. There was Ginger Baker, abso lutely the strongest drummer I've ever seen. And there was Jack Bruce, incredibly intense, his body continually quivering, ashe played flashing figures on his six-string bass and his mouth ha-p. And then there was Eric Clapton, incredibly cool and seeming totally disin-terested, his fingers on fire. LiketheMothers, Cream concentrated almost entirely on improvisation, but their playing was less jazz oriented and very much more in the hard rock bag. Appropriately, they used a number of r&b st:ndards as take-off points for their solos. And the solos were often unbelievable. Clapton displayed a mastery of technique not apparent on the Cream 1 s first two albums, on which he has been quite restrained. Buthis creativity commanded that technique, and he took some flashing, exciting guitar solos that con.vinced me once and for all he lS number one. Ginger Baker &hould have collapsed halfway through the program. Not even Elvin Jones or Buddy Rich could have outlasted him. After pushing Clapton and Bruce very hard for an hour, Baker ended the concert with a long solo on "TOAd. The crowd gave him a standing ovation. Although his solo had its bad moments, they were near the beginning. His accompaniment, especially on Clapton's solos, was excellent. Bruce was !;he only let-down with his occasionally poor vocals. He sangtoo close to the mike, and his intonation was sloppy, even for rock. His bass work was superb, however. It's lmforttmate the improvisatory talents of Cream and the Mothers havenotbeenput on record. If you get a chance to see either group live don't pass it up. That is, you'd mind having your records som1d incredibly dull afterwards. The Catalyst Pase 3 Innovations Continue Present Future of Trends Idea of F. E. Cees A daring education innovation was proposed in faculty meeting todaybyDr. F. E. Cees, newly appointed Professor of Quantimtive Studies at New College. Dr. F. Eces, Tutor and Logical Ecologist, noted that the Professor's suggestion is baclled by his startling success at Southeastern Tennessee Cotmty Technical Arts College, where he recently held the Lester Maddox Memorial Axehandle Chair. "Why make students worry about distant exams?" asks Dr. Cees. "Instead, let's cotmt up courses and simply kick out any so-called student who hasn't got at least three 1satisfactories' every term." After faculty meeting, Dr. F. Ecestold The Catalystthat, in general, he supports Dr. sug gestion. More rigorous quantific-a tion is Dr. Eces1s goal. nothing in the written faculty policies now states that any Comprehensive, Qualifying, or Baccalaureate exam must be given, Dr. F. Eces would abolish them and put the educational stress where he contends it belongs. "Education," he says, "is what the student can memorize in class. No exams of a comprehensive na ture need be given, m1der this proposal. Instead, the student would simply take and pass courses, and his adviser need only co\mt them. This, thefaculty spokesmenmaintain, is truly creative education. Both spokesmen allowed that the new quantittive system might limit the freedom of any professors accustomed to the old rules which did not require class attendance, tests, and records of credit accrued, Nonetheless, reassured by the faculty's straw-vote wlich overwhelmingly supported their proposal, they contended, "Those who look backwards often fall down." Program Here A program in observance of May Fellowship Day, sponsored by the Churchwomen United of the N ationa! Com1cil of Churches, will be held tomorrow at 8 pm in the main dining room. Professor of Religion Dr. William Hamilton and Assistant Professor of Philosophy Dr. Gre&ham Riley will speak on "Human Values and Advancing Technology," using as a starting point a book of that name by Cameron P. Hall. Twenty-six churches from Sara sota County will send representativesto the meeting. Second-year student Kit Arbuckle will also participate in the program. EcologyProfessor Charges Anniversary Is lcanoreCI Dr. F. Eces, New College Professor of Logical Ecology, today charged thathis students ha"e neglected to honor the third anniver sary ofthe Departmental Requirement Instigation Procedures. He noted that students, often dis paragingly, "slap an acronym" at the requirements. "In actuality, he noted, "the Periodic Review and Oversight Directives (PROD) were first suggested by a faculty committee far back in 1968, and have now had three years to be proven as viable." The academic rules of 1971 afford continual and close direction of student progress, Dr. Eces said, His remarks were strongly endorsed by Dr. Fee, Tutor of Ecological logic. Dr. Fee sees clear progresstowardthe total control of the student's leaming in a nonstructured c o 11 e g e "The most variable factor in education, 11 he noted, "is the individual student. By suppressing this variable, we have come quite close to the flm damental ideal of FECES: 'Education is, in the last analysis, the responsibility of a committee. 111 According to a heavily edited release of the Departmental Unit of Publicity Emission, Miss Ben Ty Deal, there was once a time when the unwritten policies of New College actually did not allow a professor to require his advisees to sue ceed in specified seminars. Miss Deal noted that, in such a loose situation, the thirteen specified disciplines of the college could not have established the "term prerequisites" which now guide eaCh student firmly on toward graduate school. "Under the academic requirements of early 1968, 11 she stated, "our discipline would have been m1able to require each major to gain at least three areas of proficiency in Logical Ecology each "'ncredfble as it seem-, a studeat in our Major could have studied some foreign subject--like Biology --without first gaining the approval of his Sub-Disciplinary Adviser and his Diversification Adviser. In the pre-PROD days, a student could have studied because of spurious LeHers (Continued from page 2) theBoardofHealth within the pre scribed meal hours. Unfortm1ately, Servomation Mathias Inc. does not practice this standard of food service and courtesy. It also seems to be more than mere coincidence that the quality of the food served increases considerably on each occasion that there is an observer present at meal-personal interest; he need not have been compelled by true educational constraint. 11 Miss Deal expressed relief that the early, rumored college policies were never committed to writing. Had those early guidelines been widely known, she contends, students would have been denied the benefits of lock..-ep education. Dr. F. Eces further noted that experimental steps toward true constraint were instituted as early as 1967, when a bright anguard of educational innovators concluded that, because each student was required to "maintain academic contact" with some faculty member, each student thereby was required to engage in a complete program of studies in an approved major area each term. "Their daring logical leap, he said, "laid the grotmd work for our highroad to block the met a ph or of merely academic freedom. 11 "Late in 1967, it became clear that professors know most about the studies they got advanced degrees in, certainly more than an tmdergraduate with no degree at all. Now, if the faculty members are successfully to duplicate themselves in their students, then it follows thQt the professor--not the student--must decide what the student is to study. 11 These high principles, according to Doctors Fee, Eces, and Miss De a1 are in strict accord with the fom1&g ideals of New College. In their words, the college degree here was daringly conceived to be the result of "com1ting something up. The annual celebration of the De partmental Requirement Instiga tion Procedures is held to commemorate the years of struggle, 'from 1964 to 1968, before the comprehensive system of examinations was vo coatiDuous gradflig syltem. 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Page 4 The Catalyst the WLA Ball Guests at the Women's Libraty Association annual dinner dance seem to be enjoying themselves as they trip the light fantastic to the sweet music of Dick Stahl's orchestra (above). Their enjoyment may have been helped, however, by this collection seen on display at the dance (right). UNITARIAN CHURCH 3975 Fruihille Rood Sunday service: I 0:30 a ., SERMON TOPIC: "WHAT SARASOTA CAN DO ABOUT ITS POVERTY" and Church Schoo 10:30 a.m. e Evrything Repairing R.entals Trades e Tape and TR Supplies Fast One-day Kodac:olor and B&W finishing and always Intelligent service at NORTON'S CAMERA CEKlER Saruoie's OI0..1t aocl IArJst 1481 M'llD ;)treet or 2069 Siesta 3428 No. Trail 355-3446 FINE oot.4ESTIC SARASOTA Flower Shop 11111-. It lootWt --ace-'-Ult ht Street tSS-4217 Library A competition for the best personal library owned by a graduating seniorwillbe held on Tuesday and Wednesday. The competition was made possible by a gift to the college for that purpose three years ago. The libraries will be judged on the basis of permanent use to the student and the displaying of a "love of books. Libraries need not be the most expensive or extensive. Judges will be Political Science 1\ttor William Furlons;t: and Professor Contest of Classics W. Lynn don Clough representing the library Advisory Com mittee, and James DeJamatt representing the Libraty. A prize of $100 will be awarded for the best library. Graduating seniors interested in entering should notify the library in writing by Sunday evening, May 5. Names may be placed in Mrs. Susan Totero's mailbox behind the Reception Center Desk. The winner of the prize will be announced in the May 9 Catalyst. GOLDEN -HOST 80 Rooms '50-Foot Pool Putting Grhn-Bahi Hut Cocktail Lownge 4675 N. Tamiami Trail 355-5141 ECOPPER BAR t570 No. Lockwood Ridge ld. 955-34-46 IMPORTED LIQUORS N a L"H/e tik You,. m. 11'0111. NOR.THSIDI liKES FREE ANCHOR-HOCKING CRYSTAL with 8 Gallons or Fill-Up at TRAIL PLAZA TEXACO U.S. 41 t:r Myrtle LeHer CORRECTION To the Editor: Before the Board of Trustees instructs me in what it can and cannot do and before President Elmendorf accuses me of calling him a liar I ask you to correct a statement attributed to me in the Cat a last week about possible trustee action on the language requirement. I did not tell your reporter that the trustees "could not" overrule a faculty vote. I said that I did not believe they would wanttotakesuch action on a matter dealing with the college curriculum. Th question is whether the trustpes interpret a language requirement as an element of curriculum (a concern usually pn marily of the faculty) or as a part of an entire educational philosophy (a concern of everyone involved in the college.) Totag my response to a question posed to me as theoretical on to a statement of the President gives the impression that my response was a direct retort to him, which in fact it was not. (signed) Arthur R. Borden, Jr. (Two additional letters, by Carl Abbott and John Daughtrey, had to be excluded from this issue because of space limitations. They will appear next week. ) May 2, 19 68 Faculty Member Of the Week Dr. John Elmendorf isn't exactly a member of the faculty, but we're all friends here, and he's our Faculty Member of the Week, nonetheless. He'snot exactly a faculty member, but a sort of Father figure to the entire college community. And, like Earthly fathers, his popularitytendstovary. Waxandwane. Fluctuate. But his talents are manifold. He conducts the best allcollege meetings in the county. Some have even gone so far as to say he should go on the stage. Or he could go into government, re poitthe progress of the War in Vietnam, something like that. But in anycase,he1sthe man of the hour. The eleventh hour? Shut up. Don't ask. think small. think rr.endly. think service thmk tra1l national b ank member I<'DIC

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