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ll'4 IJlf;HI ES Bulk Rate I U. S. Postage f 3. 6 Paid Permit No. 33 Sarasota, FL Volume IV, Number 31 Published by Students of New College, Sarasota, Florida May 9, 1968 Trustees Approve Co nference Center It's official--the East Campus will becomethe New College Conference Center for Continuing Education. The Board of Trustees last week put the final stamp of approval on plans to turn the East Canpus into an executive conference center by approving a contract with. the Conference Service Corporation. CSCwillmanage Hamilton Center as an executive conference cen ter for the college. The date CS C will take over was originally set at January 1, but this date ha> since been changed to April 1. The trustees also 'e ar student Mike Edgerton and second-year student Charles Ve kert. Assistant Dean of Students Arthur M. Miller ;:greed to aid the committee in a part-time capacity. A possible salary raise for cafeteria workers was suggested as a possibility for next year. The Food Committee was to check with Nurse Fran Lemasters on her supervision of the menu schedule. It was also announced at the SEC meeting that three scholarships are available in each academic divisions for summer work in Colombia. Interested students are to see Professor of Classics Lynndon Clough. A stucent Orientation Committee, to plan the orientation program for the class of '71, was f ormed, w ith first-year student Jean Graham as chairman. Return Records By June 3 All records borrowed from the language lab should be returned by Monday, June 3, according to lab coordinator John Macbeth. Macbeth also said faculty members should return all equipment checked out by the same date. No records may be checked out after May 31, Macbeth said.


Page 2 Editorial Low Sunday This may not be the place for inconsequential reflections, but this and this time of year, represent a sort of Low Sunday of the soul, and introspection seems the most natural way of looking, even on the editorial page. To begin with, May is an annual let-down in this green climate. Its anticipation goes absolutely Ulll'ewarded. Flowers do not suddenly spring from rock-hard ground. The weather is just a little warmer, more humid. The only change is, we1re just a little nearer to the season of afternoon rains, and some slight variety. M a y has made us defensive, about this newspaper as about most other things. We've tried to fulfill a function by doing only what we can--reporting on the happenings on this campus. We1vetriedto do this better than it has been done before b y making an effort to find out about the l ess obvious h appenings, to expand news sources and cover areas of the college tha t have escaped attention before. We h ave tried to be honest and accurate. We !mow w e haven't pleased everybody, or even, perhaps, a m ajority of our readers. But we hope, just once, we've s 2 .id something of importanee to e ach reader. If not;alot o f work on thepartofagoodmanydedicatedpeoplehasbeen wasted. One more thing--we urge calm for May. Summer is a continuous battle of heat and care and necessity. Rest is advised--rest and hope. Start now. LeHers RAM POL LA To the Editor: Re: the Catalyst review of the recent show of paintings by Frank Rampolla Your April ll edition contained a "criticism" of this show which is degrading to the intellectual stand a.tds we have come to expect of New College. The review Ia without insight or perception. and mean ingless statements; to accept the idea that "Renditions of tortured figures do not make social commentary." is to accept as invalid Goya's 1disastel'S of Wax', Picasso's 'Guemica1 To be deprived of a meaningful criticism of the important paintings in this show is unfair, not to the altist, but to the viewer. One neednot like a work of art, but to be lead to reject without investigating is to become the loser. For the viewer who values the development of his :aesthetic awareness, we refer you to the book available at the Museum-Rampolla by Fred Licht. Sincerely, (signed) Carl Abbott, Architect Ml SCARRIAGE To the Editor: Last Friday night I called the reception center :md inquired of the person on duty if there were any activities of any interest taking place that night, such as dnmken orgies, orgiastic drunks, etc. The peNon who answered, an apparent anemic slug suffering from psycho-Member Associat:ed Collegi a t e Press Volume N, Nwnber 31 May 9, 1968 Published weekly 36 times per year by students at New College. Subscript i ons! $ S per y ear, or l 5 per copy. Address subscription orders, change of address notlCes, and t.mdeliver able copies to: The Cat alyst/ New College/Post Office Box 1898/Sararot a Florida 33578. Telephone 355-5406. logical if not physical impotence judging from the souo.d of its voice (guaranteed to shatter a teacup at fifty paces), replied in a nasal mutter that it knew of no such happenings. My initial reaction was that this creature should be immediatelyimpeached for gross incompetence and/ or monumental ignorance and general stupidity; it occurred to me however that there are no provisions made in the present legislative literature of the college for such action. Not wishing to murder a freshman (what else could it have been?) before it has had a chance to prove itself to be a complete ass on its own merits, I should like simply to recommend thatthere be an emergency ing held to draw up legislation to cover any fwther such mise ani ages of Frida y nights. Sincerely yours, (signed) John Daugherty PEACE deax people, love god. god is real. god is in all of us, and we axe all god. listen to the words of all the songs youheax, listen to a lawnmower at S\.UlSet and peace will come into your mouths wait with me we are all waiting, clutching our magnets and batteries ond hand-powered generatOl'S, for the messiah who is coming in april when all the wal'S have ended and we a-e all waiting with lilacs I love you (signed) beep NEVER To the Editor: I have not always wonted a botmd volume of The Csume he has drowned. However, he is alive and well in atraveling circus (playing the villain), and he is nizedby a local peasa:rt:. (Why did he retum to the scene? Just wait.) The scene he chooses for his re naissance is the patty at which Boldwood has just given a ring to Bathsheba. Troy tries to drag her she resists, Boldwood shoots him. Just like that. Then Oaf< repeats his proposal, and Bathsheba accepts, and they drive to the sunset, :nd obviously thlS IS whatshouldhave happened before, were it not for Fate, or Haxdy. UnfortWlately i t just doesn't come off. The setting is lovely, if you like rusticity, and fully photographed. Some scenes have a dreamlike quality--the sword scene is all primary colors and glittering steel in hard, bright suo.light. And there is a scene between Bathsheba and Troy on a beach full of frock coats and dresses and a freak show, with a curious bleak, gr futeresting_,_ and their acting is quite good. Bathsheba surely, is :n interesting But here lies the flaw of this movie. One would expect the shooting of the husband-persecutor of the major character to matter to the view-er. But it doesn't. It's curiously;, even when Bathsheba falls all over her husbmd's body (getting her hair bloody in the process) screaming his name. The fact is, I just didn't c:>rc w h at: h appened to B athsheba And final marriage to Oak, which should be the Right Thing bee a use she's loved him all aong, really, only made me feel sorry for him. Probably she married him just so he could cure her sheep. The problem is th":t Julie is spectaculaxly miscast. It Isn t acaseof Christie playing Bathsheba badly she has somehowmade Bathsheb into Julie C'..hristie, and played her, just as she was in Darling and Dr. Zhivago--the set of mannerisms, the same vo1ce, the same smile. Not that JulieBathsheba isn't attractive--the scene where she decides to send the velentine is delicious--but she doesn't fit where Bathsheba is supposed to go, and she makes the whole movie fall apa-t. Choral Group Sings Four Four concerts have been scheduled duringtheremainderof May by the New College Choral Guild under the direction of Jerome Meachen. Tomorrow evening, the group will present its first concert at St. Maxk'sEpiscopal Church in Venice. The program will be given in the parish hall at 8 p.m. Later concerts will be May 19, 6:15 p. m. Church of the er; May 24, 8:15 p.m., St. Paul's Lutheran Church; May 31, 7:30 p.m., Plymouth Harbor. The 19-m ember group will present a varied program of canons, motets, madrigals, and excerpts from the Gilbert and Sullivan opera, "Trial by Jury." Students interested in joining the group next yeax should contact Meachen immediately. Dance Set New College will hold its fourth formal dance Friday, May 17, at the Statler-Hilton Hotel. Editor ............. Laurie PaulSOJ Asst. Editor .......... Margaret Scdensk1 Advertising ................ George Kane Circulation ....... Richazd de Koster Photography ....... Miguel Tapia Win Library Contest The group has already performed portions of this program on area. television and as part of Paxents1 Weekend. Members of the group are Regina Puckett, Carolyn Peet, Cheryl McWhorter, Maxie Meachen, Irving Music at the dance is to be provided by the Black Friars, a group from Tampa. Formaldoncing begins at 8:30pm. A buffet dinner will be served from 11 to 12pm, followed by informal dancing uo.til lam. Dressing rooms will be available at the Statler-Hilton for swimming at the hotel beach until 3am. Transportation to the dance will be provided by the college bus, Staff: Kit Arbuckle, Mary Blakely, Jean Graham, Kathy Craves, CarolaHeitm:mn, Tom Manteuffel, Abby Misemer, William Panerson, Barba.n Siebrowska, Ro bert Swartz, Edna Walker, Cheryl White Third-year students Larry Alexander and Dion Schaff were co winnel'S of the Student Library Contest sponsored by the u'brary. Co-winnel'S of the contest were selected because the judges felt that both students demonstrated a good knowledge of books, one in his major field and the other in a broad, general field. Both students will be awarded $100. The prize money is the gift of an anonymous donor. Judges of the contest were: Professor of Classics Lyndon Clough, Tutor in Political Science William Furlong and James DeJarnatt of the library staff., Dorothy Bobb, Marian Bussey, Ann Lake, Wendy Moore, Sancy Thompson, Lrura von Behren, Jacques Baenziger, Deane Root, KitArbuckle, BarryBaltzley, DavidMoore, Don Peet, Rick von Behren, and David Walton. sta.rtlng at 8:15pm. Rtms will be made back from the dance at lam and 3am. Costsofthe tickets are $2.50 per New College couple and $3. SO for a New College couple and guest. They can be purchased from first yeax students Kathy Capels and Mimi Witt.


May9, f The Catalyst Page 3 7 l clef' I "'-.J I l notes By Paul Adomites I Six Faculty Members Hired For Next Year S & G : Bookends Six new faculty members have been hired for the coming academic year, replacing several who will leave or be taking leaves or absence next year. Coming from the University of Michigan, he has a special interest in labor economics :nd comparative economic systems. He holds degrees from Rutgers :nd Michil!:an organic chemist at the University of C alifomia, Los Angeles, who has done work for DuPont Corporation. A gr:rluate of Grinnell College and a member of Phi Beta Kappa, he received his doctorate from the University of California. When I wrote about Simon and Garfunkell ever re-in his own field. Students who corded. It is a silly amalgam of have not selected a new advisor by But it is kind of fun, then will be referred to ISP co-Tickets will be offered to the public starting Monday for the fourth annuaNew College Swnmer Music Festival concerts, this year presented with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Development Commission. Four chamber concerts at New College and one swnpbony orchestra concert at Manatee Junior College will feature nationally known artists w'ho are also on the faculty of the Festival, members of the New College String Quartet, and musicians from other area symphony orchestras. The Festival opens on May 31 this year and will pack two weeks of classes and concerts in before closing on June 15, the evening of the second commencement of the college. the tune is whistle-able, and the ordinator J ames Feeney. II .......................... -ag yea:rPaul'Wol:fe feelfDg. "Mrs. Robinson, from tre movie "The Graduate, is an excellent song, and it has some fine backup gwtar work here by Simon. "A Hzy Shade of Winter" is the same version of the pop single of winter 166-167. "At the Zoo," whichhad also been released as a single prior to the release of this albwn, is still a fun song, but tli the Festival. Ezra Laderman has done aspecialchamberwork and Robert Stewart has written a hom concerto. Both are well-known composers. All concerts, which will be held in the evenings at 8:30, are on Friday and Saturday this year. The first concert, at air-conditioned Hamilton Center, will be on Sat urday, June 1. Other concerts at Hamilton Cepter will be on Friday }\Dle 7, Saturday June 8, and Friday June 14. Single admission rates are $3.00 for aaults and $1. so for students. Brochures listing special rates are available wherever tickets are sold. Another innov:U:ion this year is a special acoustical roof built at the north end of Hanilton Center over the stage where the musicians play. This improves the quality of the listening in the hall, which seats up to 500 for concerts. TIME The longest word in the language? By letter count, the longest word may be pneumonoultra microscopicsilicovolcanoconiosi.s, a rare lung disease. You won't find it in Webster's New World Dictionary, College Edition. But you will find more useful infor mation about words than in any other desk dictionary. Take the word time. In addi tion to its derivation and an illu tration showing U.S. time zones, you 'II find 48 clear def. initions of the different mean ings of time and 27 idiomatic u es, uch as time of one's life. In sum, everything you want to know about time. Thi dictionary is approved and used by more than 1000 college and universities Isn't it time you owned one? Only $5.95 for 1760 pages; 6.95 thwnb-indexed. At Your Bookstore THE WORLD PUBLISHING CO. Cleveland and New York


Page 4 which Runner-up was second-year student The Catalyst Friday Forum On Middle East An explanation of the Middle East crisis and the hopes for a peace settlement there will be given by a former newspaper correspondent tomorrow at 7 pm in Hamilton Center. JamesBatalof Coral G:bles, now a resident lecturer for the Ara b Information Center, will talk on "The Middle East Crisis--What Hope for Peace" before students. The lecture is also open to the public. Batal'sfirst contact with the Middle East came in 1934-44 a s a researcher-writer with the U.s. Of fice of W a r Information in Cairo. Later, he returned as lecturer at the American University in Beirut, Lebanon and made another trip to do a resear:h project in Egypt. Three books bear Batal's imprint as author. His first, a; a co-author FPC Offers Scholarships with Vr. Ralph Linton, was of the World, and was published by Columbia University Press. He also wrote Your Newspaper and Assignment: Near E

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