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Volume 1, Number 5 Black Studies Proposal by Charles Kinney Rationale Presently six blacks are enrolled at New College: Allan Richards, Wilbur Moore, George Mosley, first year students; Monte Knight, Marguerite Bryan, and Ira Piercy, upper class students. A fourth first year student, Joseph Kendrieks, left because there were "JUst not enough black students here. 11 Enrollment of another black has been deferred until January, pending completion of admissions requirements. As revealed in individual statements by five of the students, the propG>sals submitted to the SEC were arrived at by a process of general discussion and agreed upon by consensus. Each contributed significant points contained in the reasoning behind the proposals: MONTE KNIGHT: As presented by Knight, the statements below represent the points or views outlined by the blacks twhich show the need and desirability of minority admissions and studies: Faculty and Program 1. We see the cultural heritage of black people worth preserving and perpetuating. 2. It is the responsibility of the black intellectual to continue and perpetuate it. 3. As members of the black intellectual U.ite, we .. t. New College recognize our duty and accept it. 4. In order for us to perform this duty we must make the study of black culture an essential part of our college education. 5. We cannot give this study the priority it deserves bee a use there is no one here to lead us in such study. 6. Therefore, we demand faculty who can teach us what we wish to learn. ?:-"Furthermore, we insist that a heritage is not merely abstract and impersonal but involves a way of life that can be transmitted effectively only through personal contact; and we stress that a tradition can be acquired andcommtmicated in its fullness only through a sympathetic --more exactly, an empathetic --understanding of it. 8. Therefore, we demand black faculty to teach us our heritage. Minority Admissions 1. New College is an institution of higher learning in a troubled society. 2. We deem it self-evident that such an institution has a duty to that society; and that that duty is to contribute to the betterment of the society. 3. It is our belief that education brings about a liberation of the spirit: that is to say, knowledge is freedom. 4. A college thus has a tmique contribution to make to society, to mankind, and to the cause of freedom. 5. Moreover, a college that claims to be experimental has an even more tm.ique contribution to make to the oppressed and thus, an even greater responsibility. 6. For these reasons we demand that New College institute a minority admissions ALLAN RICHARDS: The blacks' requests are intended to allow, within an active educational process, countering of feelings that "blackness is not always nat-ural." Pointing to a seeming dichotomy of "good white middle class values" and acceptance of a black culture, Allan explained that because of a great inclination to accept such "white" values "to make it is to se,p,arate,yourself from vour community'1 ; conflicts in finding yourself lead to a "den.al of the past. Any program wh1ch is instituted shoul< aim to give an understanding of a black culture and perspective, through which common "good" human values can be gained along with a unique black heritage. WILBUR MOORE: The SEC is empowered to make recommendations only, but such recommendations do carry some weight. In any case the specifics of the original proposals can be met. (continued on page tw9) APR 3 73 LIBRARY Published by Students of New College, Sarasota, Florida November 6, 1969 Fees, Enrolment Increase Necessary for Financial Stability by Bob Beaird & Mary Trimble New E::ollege must expand to 500 students, retain the same number of faculty, and increase tuition and room charges next year. These immediate effects of New College's attempt to break out of a financial rut were discussed at several meetings held this week, led by President John Elmendorf, Provost JohnBarcroft. Vice President Robert Norwine and Dr. Arthur Mil ler. Directorof the Student Policv Office. The result of strict necessity, these measures come as the school has exhausted one particular line of financing, liquidation of specific assets such as real estate on Longboat Key. Past plans for New College) anticioated expanded ebl'9ll.tn ent and increased costs to students and the present situation demands that such plans be adhered to. Approximately 225 230 students will be admitted next year. With projected attrition rates enrollment is expected to increase by about 100 as originally planned. Student payed costs will in ere ase by $350 per year, split between room ($160) and tuition ($190). Essentially the same budget as last year will be in effect for the next. Measures taken now will allow a period of financial C??Solidation. It was stresseq though, that the quality of education will not be sacrificed. This school1>resently spends about $7000 yearly per student. This expenditure is expected to decrease to about $6000 next year, but which is still, well above a national average of about $3, 500 for private institutions. However, faculty salaries, which are currently below a national average, will be raised slightly, entailing total expenditure of about $40, 000. Due to expansion some 70 students will notliveoncampusnext year. This should be met three ways: area students can commute; two co-ops, which may expand, should provide additional space; and, if needed, arrangements will be made with motels within walking distance to house students at nominal or cost-based rates. Almost certainly, current procedures dealing with scholarships and off-campus living will be reviewed. All available ftm.ds will continue to be applied to student scholarships. Tacitly acknowledging that running an institution of the New College type will always be expensive, Barcroft briefly outlined the history of the school to d:plain the need for new financial policies. New College, he said, has achieved fantastic, dramatic success within the short time since its inception. Within 5 years the school has gained national recognition based upon innovative educational processes and superior quality of faculty, students, and progi .. tlJ<>. &tch prominence has been achieved only through spending large amotmts of money. But each year the college has failed to raise all needed ftm.ds; each year the college has under deficit spending. Barcroft explained this as occurring in a 5-5-3 pattern: --The college must annually raise about $1. 3 million to finance its budget (set this year at $2. 83 million). --Three hundred thousand dollars are usually assured from pledges from the college Associates. --Five hundred thousand dollars are raised annually from varying sources. --Each year the school acquires a deficit of about $500, 000 ($417, 000 this year). This pattern is neither good financially norconducive to good education and must be broken. In the past, rough arrangements were made to meet immediate financial :el'5'blems, such as scrambling to meet October and Novemoer payrolls. Now that negotiable assets have been sold the immediate acts of increased enrollment, a "freeze"onf:culty, andincreased student fees are necessitated. Such "sacrifices" are necessary to preserve the nature of New College as an inovative institution. Unless the committment to origin a ideals and goals is maintained the commtm.ity must face possible dissolution and close its doors to students. Faculty Defers 4-year Option Issue The faculty resolvea somemi.JD;u' at a brief meeting yesterday. The main item of business, ERO's I!l.emo on fouryear option was put off tm.til the Educational Policy Committee could hold open hearings on the matter Wednesday, time and place to be annotm.ced. Jim Feeney clarified that the ERO recommendation was only one way to deal Halloween Po rty with the EPC proposal to restructure the option program. Mike Smith, brmdishing the petition signed by 260 students opposed the ERO plan on his hip looked disappointed when the matter was temporarily dropped. Pressed by Alan Lichtenstein, the facultyvolted to endorse the November 13-15 moratorium. Several members hedged on :::losing the school, citing the end of th,e a series of photographs by David Rottman & Richard Neff term and weak student support for the Oc tober 15 activities as factors. Lichtenstein also betrayed the contents of a confidential phone call he received from the White House yestef!:l;v afternoon. "No, Spiro won't come," he crowed: "J:Ie sends his regrets." Well, there 1s thiS consolation if Spiro won't come to the motm.tain. New College will go to him. EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE PLANNED After reviewing the school's current financial status President Elmendorf, Vice President Norwine, and Provost Barcroft introduced SEC Chairman Michael Smith and the January Educational Conference. Mildly reprimanding those present at the town meeting, Smith declared that New College's problems are not all financial in nature. Pointing out that, in a.i.s opinion, the school has never used its resourses to its or their best ability, Smith proposed that the Educational Conterence can deal with the total status, direction, and goals of the New College community. Earlier, Elmendorf had praised New College as "something special ... which has grown out of the nature of the community ... (which) can .>e preserved and strengthened, reinforced and t>uilt upon, even in a crisis. Referring to the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges' requested selfstudy, which New College is about to be gin, Barcroft stated that the school is "af ter a future, not an exercise" and called for the students to set the direction in the forthcoming January conference. After Smith named the eleven members of the steering committee the meet broke up into small discussion groups led by the eleven: Professors Hallin, Carson, Culbertson, and Dykstra, studentsMtm.ger, Carter, Pini, Herman, Ra.>inowitz, and Smith, and Richardson Wood representing the administration. lECTURE D. Sesto Prete, Professor of Classics at the University of Kansas, will lecture on "Humanism in 15th Century Florence" at Florida Presbyterian College, on Sunday, November9 at 7:30 in the Music Building. Prete is a research scholar at the Vatican Library. New College students and faculty will be welcome.

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Page 2 Captain Jack November 6, 1969 Mr. David Rottman Editor Captain Jack New College October 30, 1969 Sarasota, Florida 33578 Dear David: Perhaps you are already aware that I have declared this week as College Press Week. I realize the important part you play on the New College campus and want you to know tJlat we in State government appreciate the demands and responsibilities of your position, The students' right to know is of basic importance of our way of life and I commend you for your work. If my office can be of any assistance to you, please let us know. Sincerely, Claude R. Kirk Governor ( Not this w e e k C. K. the B r e a d Board came across. --Ed.) KICK THE HABIT Dear Captain Jack, Zero Population Growth, Inc. is a nonprofit volunteer group which advocates that all measures be taken immediately to stem the tide of population growth. We advocate: 1. Thatnoresponsible family should have morethantwochildren. Any family wanting to care for more than two children should adopt further children. Adopting children does not increase the population. 2. All methods of birth control, including legalized abortion, should be freely available -and at no cost in poverty cases. 3. Irresponsible who have more than two children should be taxed to the hilt for the privilege of irresP.Onsible breeding. Since it will cost the taxpayer aoout $15 000 to educate each child being born there should be a special education tax parents for the third, fourth, etc. child. Of course, in cases of poverty, it will not be possible for the parents to pay enough tax to cover the education of the excess children, and provisions will have to be made. It is not our intention to punish children already born by making their families poorer, since this would not sel"Ve any purpose. Rather, we wish to give the parents an incentive to have fewer children. We do not advoca1J! tbat a special education tax on parents who already have more than two children -only on parents who have a third or later child nine months after the law establish ingtlfenewtax il .passed. We wish to give people an incentive to have not more tlian two children. J ..... ZPG has been in existence for only a few months, and already we have over 700 members. Funds collected from mem ... ership dues will be, are being used to to promoting ZPG's goal. See Sylvia Greenwald, room 232, for more information. ZERO POPULATION GROWTH, INC. Editor's Note: Mr. Silverman's letter was received last week too late for public at ion a t that time. Dear Captain Jack, Alt incjdent occurred at yesterday's SEC that probably will not enough attention .in your coverage of that meeting. Chairman Mike Smith had a motion made (He can not do this as chairman.) thatrequested the SECtovote itself the power to grant students extensions to their guest privileges which presently extend only for a week night or two weekend nights. At present this power is granted only to the Office of Student Pol icy. In addition to being practical, the Chairman felt that there was an over-riding principle supporting his motion. He indicated that the creation of the students' environment was their own right. Once I got over my shock at what some would considerthe Chairman of SEC's entertain lllent of an thought, I wondered if a big-time University hassle had cometoNC. My suspicion was confirmed by the anti-strophe of Dr. Miller, SPO chief. Heseemedtofeelthat as the school is responsible for what happens at the school it should decide who can stay here not oniy in an academic capacity, but as visitors. I am particularly saddened to hear :n administrator reply to a suggestion of the Chairman of the student body by saying, in effect, "it's our responsibility. 11 It is extremely true that if the presupposi tion that the SEC will extend the quest priviledge to some notorious father raper, or even worse, a coed raper, is correct and he does his thing, the school will get it in the neck. If thiS supposition is cor rect you, the students, are asses for electing us. The motion seems intended to give the students the right to overturn what may be in the future, the mo-tivated disappearance of what the admin isration thinks is an undesirable element on campus. Another reason given for maintaining the status quo was something to the effect of "there may be no real problem now but ne,.a year when we will probably have 70 more students than we can house, problems may arise, 11 etc. I repeat, if the school becomes too large for the students even to control this one small area of their environment then it hasnobusiness getting any bigger. This, incidentally, is one more argument against the insane expansion which this school is presently undergoing (No, Virginia, ARC is not the answer). Afterthismotion was discussed a while a member of the SEC, who frequently seemstomake this a means of rending unpleasant debate, motioned the tabling of Chairman Smith's proposal, At present it lies dying, some committee deciding whetherthe SEC has the right to even pass the motion should it desire to, or something. Though the impact of spontanaeity is lost, this motion should be passed. It would strengthen lour student government and your rights. encourage you to convince your SEC representatives to vote for this first stop. Sincerely, Fred Silverman VALUE HOUSE ; Division of SMITH SPECIALTY CO. 2044 47TH ST. SARASOTA, FLA. PHONE 335-1116 I order your Nevv College ClASS II GS no1M for Christmas delivery THE CAMPUS BOOK SHOP -SC Dismisses Cases Parking Regu Ia tion$ East Campus: You are encouraged to park in the rear (east side) of Hamilton Center; however, parking is allowed only on the west side of the road leading to the Reception Center. Visitors only are to park in the space marked "visitors. All motorcycles must be parked on the concrete pad provided at the south end of the parking lot behind Hamilton Center or on the plywood platform inside the ''cir cle" in front of Hamilton Center. All bicycles must be placed in the rack in front of Hamilton Center. No vehicles may be operated or parked in or immediately ad Jacent to the Residence Halls or court yards. Faculty and staff members will be requested to register their vehicles with the Office of Student Policy if their vehicles are to be parked on campus overnight. Unregistered autos parked on campus forseveral nights may be towed off at the owner's expense.. West Cam pus: Automobiles and motorcycles must be parked in the area provided north of the residence halls. No parking is allowed on or alongside walkways or streets. Motorcyclesmaynotdriveonwalkways. A concrete pad will be provided for motorcycle parking close to the present parking lot. The parking space west of Building A is reserved for faculty and staff residents of that building, namely the families of John Doyle and Frank Kress. Up to three other autos may be parked in this area, perpendicular to the axis of the driveway. Bicycles, but not motorcycles, may be parked next to the West Campus residence halls. Bike racks will soon be provided for each building. Fine System: A parking fine system, identical to that of A/Y 67 -68, is now in effect. For each student violation, the Business Office will withdraw $2 from the Contingency fee. black students have bee1. contacted by personal communication. Securing black faculty is probably the single most important proposal. There is a great demand for qu!.lified black faculty On Monday night at 7 o'clock the in-today, but two sources may be graduate famous Student Court met to deliberate on schools or faculty shared with other insti-the fate of Sal Lee Anderson, Patrice tutions. Thornton, and Roger Klurfeld. After an ProJeCt Real has already drawn the at-all-out search to find enough judges to tention of educators from black cone e make a quorum the court convened prom-intheAtlantaarea. Programscan be de"'v'""-"'---.. _.. ptly at 8:10. An anonymous lawyer with eloped in which faculty and resources are a reddish-brown beard, reputed to have shared. Learning would involve active defended Eichman, asked in a poorly dis-service proJects, which would reach into guised German accent that the cases be underprivileged minority communities dismissed on the grounds that no new evi-and apply knowledge as it is acquired dence had been submitted. The courtroom The group of black students wants to was cleared to consider the cases and, af-construct a successful minorities studies ter brief deliberation, the court came to program and hopes to communicate with the decision to release the defendants us-schools such as Harvard, Howard Univering the David Adams case as precedent sity, and Florida State University, which for acquittal. have existing programs. Halfanhourbeforethe court metProsGEORGE MOSLEY: "Thepurposeofthe ecutor Steve Romero wisely resigned. black students is not to finish an education There was no replacement appointed. and be mere intellecutals, but be able to There is a petition circulating tore-gatheraknowledgewheretheymaybemore place SEC with the College Council as helpful to their black community. This the appellate court in all SC decisions. needed information can only come through Jl a very good black studies program. This 8 I a c k s (co n t d) "If you have a special kind of talent in an area, you can make it whereas (a student) might have a difficult time in a regular school. The flexibility in the New College program would allow expression of potential which may not be revealed in high test scores. Such ar guments pre a_pplicable to anyone, but particularly to black Included in the motion are academic areas in which black points-of-view exist. For examp\e1 it;. is unrealistic to teach common bacKgrounds and perspec1tves in humanities subJects; "philosophy, sociology, economics, history have a black culture which few people realize. somewhat different than people realize. Admission of 75 blacks is based upon 1970 1971 first year enrollment of 225 students. MARGUERITE BRYAN: A black studies programhasadualpurpose: (1) communication of cultural perspecitves --studies in any area may be and Justified academically, and (2) treatment of realitiesthat exist in America today, i.e., a myriad of social, economic, historic considerations of minorities' status. Strictly speaking, a black students association may not be needed in such a small school. Within existing structures and Droxran.s mucll can be accomplished. by individuals. But office space WQuld be necessary to allow coordination of paperwork and investigations resulting from such a large endeavor. Exemplifying what can be done individually, Marguerite received authorization last year to inaugurate a readings tutorial in a black studies area, such as ghetto economics. Simila,rly, an ISP or regular term seminar on black studies led by students is envisioned. Past efforts have been made to work with the Admissions office and several school doesn't fulfill the purpose of a black student because of the absence of a black studies program." Also queried was Dean of *dmissions, Earl Helgeson, who presents some of the factors which guide any New College action: EARL HELGESON, Dean of Admissions: Students are "never sought on a basis or race, religion, ethnic origin or any such factors. 11 New College has been making definite efforts to identify those black students who can qualify for admission, though. National Merit Corporation has on its qualifying test a category for special black scholarships and New College admissions officials examine the NMSC evaluations clos.ely. Each year between 3000 and 4000 black students are contacted by New College. (continued on page four) staff Lee Harrison Zelia Ellshoff Jose Perez Charles KiaJaey Bob Beaird Mary Trimble j

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' November 6, 1969 Poor Jon by Doug Muxphy Poor Jon. As if it makes any difference, in a time when throwing rocks at traffic lights is revolutionary. Everybody wants to get into the act. Today we have SDS: students wandering arotmd murmuring dire threats at some intangible Power Structure that is keeping them from freedom (relax, grass will be legal soon), repressing them, killing their Asian "brothers, and throwing them in jail for jay-walking tmtil their :mommies and daddies can truck on down and post bail. Cash, of course. Today we have White Panthers who dig on dropping some acid, snorting some speed, picking up a twenty-two pistol (POP!) and going out to shoot some pigs, if they manage to see any. Today there is Progressive Labor stumblingthrough the murky depths of archaic ideology. As if it makes any difference. You sit down in front of tanks and they roll right over you, dig? What good does that do anyone? Doesitfeedyour"brothers"? No, but it sure makes yuh feel GOOD, doesn't it? Because that proves that you're right, somehow. Proves itto you, anyway. Why are all those niggers laughing? As if it makes any difference. Sud denly everyone was raised in a ghetto. Ghettos are cool. Maybe West Side Story is the new thing, complete with the danc ing on the rooftops and the chains swingmg no one getting hurt. Folding movie knives and Hollywood blood. BANG! goes Chico's 38. Down goes the All-American Ghetto Hero, in his brownsldnned chick's arms. Natalie Wood as the Greasy Angel of Mercy. Tell me, would Kathleen fall in love with Alioto after he killed Eldridge? As if it makes any difference. This is the revolution: drugs, sex, and Do Your Own Thing. The commune sotmds like Maggie's fann, and -Maggie's Daddy out on Wall provides the cash. Yet we must not ho1d the students completely at fault. White students from a suburban CELUOt be to engage .in a class (jeopardize the allowance? Never!) and hence become involved in a neo-existential rebellion tending toward abstractions and at times ridiculous idealism. Butweforget --you all grewup in ghettoes, didn 1t you? Since when is that something to brag about? As if it makes any difference. Bobby Seale makes a short speech saying goodbye, kiddies, to SDS. PL attacks him as a lackey of the ruling class. Then the FBI picks him up for murdering another Pan ther. Oh my. Why did he murder the other Panther? Because the other cat supposedlytoldthe New York P?-g Department the Panthers were going to blow up apo lice station, five department stores!. and the Bronx Botanical Gardens The Bronx Botanical Gardens? Abbie Hoffman, The Black Panther Patty 1 no. Seems a little strange, doesn't it? Eldridge says he wants to come home. Bobby attacks SDS. PL attacks the Panthers. Seale gets picked up for murder. And Progressive Labor declares itself the onliest revolutionary party in America. Defeat Soviet Imperialism I Support Socialist China! SDS declaresitself the onlie:st party inAmerica. Up Against The Wall, Moth erf-----! Bring the War Home! Power to tht People! (A borrowed phrase, to say the least). Isn't this an insult to Little Bobby Httton? Why are all those FBI agents laughing? As if it makes any difference, Jon Shaughnessy came along and was the Great Revolutionary of our time, You laugh -were any of you any better? Jon the Mar xist who never read Marx, Jon who grew up with truck drivers but neglected totell us his daddy was their boss. Jon who charged into demonstrations and gave oad speeches and dug Paul Krassner, Abbie Hoffman, Mike Klensky, and Huey Newton --all at the same time. Jon who thought he found his manhood in nonviolence and then pushed himself to hold up a gas station with a 12-guage to prove it. Maybe simplytoescape the mass hysteria he created, or helped to create; the American Student Radical Movement. Jon faces twenty years in prison, for those of you who think that jail must be almost the coolest martyrdom left arotmd, short of dying. Twenty goddam years behind bars because he got Marx and Marijuana messed togeth er in his head, Jon failed, and now we all laugh behind his oack, But no one knows betterthan Jon the reasons for failure, and why he has to plead insanity, Not that he is any more insane than any of us. You think grass proves your manhood, a shotgun proved his, Ah yes, Jon but he failed at a game started by LIFE magazine, agamethatcannotbe won 'b'Yilie rules. You want revolution -make a revolution, You want freedom --take freedom, If youkeep asking for it, whining for it, sitting down in front of tanks and crying for it you won't get it, You :>nly prolong The Game, Reach out and take it, but remember that If you take it alone and run off into your mind to hide that the rest of us will pass you by. You (continued on page four) ':aptain Jack Page 3 LAMENT FOR THE TYROLEAN MOL LIES by Tom Yori (our own expatriated provincial) Even people of moderate education, like my tmcle, have a grasp of the Sys tem1sintricacies. Hestartedout as a line man, then went to work in the Steelton Pennsylvania mills, where he worked tmtil the big steel strikes back there in the fif ties some where and a ruined back drove him for good, so he got a franchise of some sort in his late thirties and now drives a Mercedes, to his enonnous satisfaction; he had no knowledge, as far as I know, of business, but he made it, and he dislikes ,niggers and liberals. Some of his best friends, albeit, are black, The last time I saw my tmcle since I don't know when, it might have been a year or two, it might have been several years (these things are hard to keep track of) it might have been only eight months was at the wedding of my brother and the daughter of a used car salesman who loaded empty bottles in joyous inebriation into his trunk after the reception, A Ukranian Lutheran, of all things. "WhatabouttheDefense Department?" I said, with a copy of One-Dimensional Man feverishly near. "Last year they got eighty billion dollars; they spend it for weapons systems that cost billions of dol lars to build and that are no good in a couple of yearsi then spend billions more to junk and rep ace them. And there are millions of poor people in this country: why should we put millions into roads -a million a mile --for things that have to be replaced every four or five years?" I was remembering the point a philosophy prof had once made in the ordered class room, the chairs all bolted into place facing his raised altar: "You can tell what a society's values are by looking at what it spends its money for, he said, "Why all this money for things that wear out?" I said to my uncle. "Well, 11 he shrugged. "That's progress. 11 Don't you think he'd make a good president? Never mind. In case the logic missed you, spending means profit means work means payroll means spending, meaning that hosts of other, smaller businesses and peoples are supported by prosperity, what everthe cost. We are all Keynesians now, and the social upheavals of the last.gener.ation are now taken for grantea, as a fixed constant, We learn to accept change, whether it oe linear or exponential, as something that is never absent from a socioeconomic formula carrying forward to ward we-don't-give-a--damn-what, and anyone suggesting it be stopped implies atavistic values of the middle ages, total destruction of life as we know it, stagnation --perhaps life after birth, though only meretriciouslyto people like my uncle, Anarchy! The Red or, Creeping'Socialism: that1swhat it 1s, not a different kind of conservatism, not a conservatism yeaming for another frontier, a frontierofthe individual rather than one of economic opportunity. Everyone in the middle these days is a conservative: the liberals and moderates as well as the Con servatives, because they all want to maintain this this formula of constant change,r maybe as many as four counties fu North easte:rn Peeay, a new Dunkin' Donuts, a new vocational school for the cannon fodder, lights!, camera!, etceteras. to;:>k. look, said Look: an All-America c1ty, The billboa.rCISWe'nt up: and so on, right near the interstates \OU and 81) also brand new --never mind that they ruined a sacred mountain for the concrete strips. I was an All-American coal cracker an.d sixteen years old. Envy me, you bastards. The system was grinding its way into Hazleton, the home town of my uncle, my father, my brother, and me, (You don't care.) Never mind, The System is like this: for the hell of it I'll tell this in the first person, though, obviously enough to all those who know me well enough, it could not possibly be me: again, After I was home long enough to get sick of it I decided to leave. In Hazleton, at the intersection of Altar and Diamond, there is an intersection. Imagine it. An intersection. Nevermind. lt is a "T" intersection, Diamond being the horizontal part of the t, Altar being the downstroke. Now, at this intersection, there was a traffic light, and Altar Street was one way going.doWilrso obviously there was no use for the traffic light. lt had been there since I was at least eleven, and it stopped day and night, to no end at all: Ever since I got my driver's I wanted to knock out that damned thmg wondering why in God's name they didn't take it out or something does the city get money or something for every light they have in town? But I was sick enough of home and wanted to leave just six s>-r weeks ago. To celebrate, Buddy and I went the rotmd of the bars winding up in the Flamingo because the Warmup had been busted again for serving to minors (notice: not miners. They all went to work in Dunkin' Donuts or someplace,). Lo and all that, who should be at the Flam, famous for arotmd for not giving a daiQn abo\% their age, but se..eral old female high school classmates. Sandy) 1 at laSt n!pot't at about onethirty but her old man didn't believe in women's liberation or that kind of crap so she went to the local extension of Penn State (PLEASE don't call it Penn) two years spent at the old Markle estate thence to Main Campus, she went there des pite graduating from the top fiftieth of her high school class and worked in a cigar fac tory summers because her old man didn't brains lmd she silly anyway. Sandy and two or three friends were there. It was so good to see them I splurged the fifty cents a beer to get half-crocked. Naturally, all good things like that come to an end, so Buddy and I left when the botmcer lost patience at about one hour after closing time. We chugged away from Main Street in his '53 Chevy with a cracked piston and no high gear (you go up a mountain sometime in seconcl)That he had foolishly paid $75 for (but you see, it was a convertible); we chugged away, I say, while the bugger alarm at o"ne of Main Street's favorite banks hammered a way into the yawning night. We drove a rotmd to the back to see if we could get some action, then around the front again, but no one was there and the alann was a goddamned liar. Like baroque wanderers we headed home, passing the DiamondAltar intersection, the light arrogantly ordering us to Have Caution, goddammit, though no one needed to have caution for at least a decade, and it was near two o'clock, Jesus. The car trailed a smoke screen. "You know, Buddy," I said, "I've al ways wanted to knock out the f. light, 11 remembering that Ihadnot felt good enough 'to feel like busting the place up for too many moons. Why else get crocked af ter. all? 11TI wanna? 11 he said, calling my brag. "Well, sure, 11 I said, half a block from the light and half a block from my own house; so Buddy htmg a ralph instead of a louie and we went for rocks. We came backfrom the same direction and he hung a louie you square) onto Altar. He waited \'lit the motor burping while I staggeredouttodo battle with the bureaucratic light, a chestful of concrete fragments in my arm. The throwin1 arm was damn weak; four days before my Army physical...l bad "done. battle with a tree an lost11 on a borrowed motorcycle, paralysing the arm and ruining the better knee. Butmy aim was still good. The first rock hit the glass, square. h cracked; the rock botmced off. The throwin' arm came up five more times --just barely --swinging more by inertia than neural order, and finally the one light was out. But a stop light is red, yellow, and green, and they face in four directions. I staggered back to the car. "We need more stones, 1 said, "Crazy 11 Buddysaid, He wanted more stoning but I think the distinction was fading even for him. What the hell, it was late. Not only did we go for more rocks, bl% also for gas and down to the bank to see if we could be heroes, but an old man was crawling up the stairs as we drove by, fumbling for a key to open the door and shut that rotten alarm off that was still going. Back to the light. Buddy waited aagain on Altar street, with the motor vomitting1 out smoke as each of the five pistons did its bit. This time I got three more ofthe targets. But we needed more and drove away the second time. Thistime Buddy himself--truly a hell of a man --got an armful; I deignfid to have him help me; and we went back to the light. Probably thirty minutes had already passed. Buddy pulled up a full block now, arotmd the corner of First Street, and parked the car. Apparently the bastard didn't like my aim, him and his seventyfive dollar cracked piston notwithstanding. But we had gathered bigger rocks, and when they hit1 they glass tinkled. Finally all the lights were gone. That bugger that had .een there for I don't know how long was finally banished, Down with bureaucracy! Govemment for the people! all that crap. We were going up to the car, running, when it occurred to me that a goddamned long ambition (continued on four) Leather Jacket -Levi Bell Bottoms

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Page 4 Captain Jack .!h cord Review GAWDAWFUL & IRREVERENT THE BAND The Band: Capitol; ST AO --132 I had anticipated this release with some misgivings for I didn't see how it coul't comJ_>are with MUSIC FROM BIG PINK (Capitol SKAO 2955); the Band's first al bum. I can now say without reservations that it compares favorably and can stand alone as a collection of songs drawn together by an underlying sentiment and deep feeling for all people. On this record, the Band re-establishes itself as the best rock group in a medium characterized by maudlin lyrics, pseudoemotional singing and repetitious instrumentation. Furthermore, to refute finally all skeptics who say that Dy Ian is the pervasive influence on the Band, not a single song was written by him; nor do the songs sound as if they were --their lyx:ics are more human and less mystical than Dylan's What struck me about MUSIC FROM BIG PINK was the unique song material .md lyrics. This album is just as good. No other group would sing about the Civil War, an aging sailor, a hurricane, a thief, and the hardships of farmers. The Band sings of people and their lives. The songs reveal a strong undercurrent of empathy and love for the people they sing about. "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" effectively captures the predicament of a Confederate veteran in the aftermath of the Civil War. "King Harvest" thehopelessnessof a farmerwho is trapped by draught. And some of the lyrics are irrestibly raunchy and humorous as in "Up on Cripple Creek": Me and mv mate were back at the shack We had Spike Jones on the box He s a ys "I can't take the way he sing But I love to he:uhim talk! 11 Or "Jemina Surrender": Jemina Surrender That's all you have to do I'll bring over my fender And play all night for you. At Sounds of Stero the gadgets are in the background. The important product is music and our demanding love of it. W.e don't care if the final product is achieved by a pair of twisted rubber bands, if the sound is natural. Try our pair of rubber bands, their simpJicity is belied by their respect for your mustc. SD....NDS Blind Fuller Brush an' LS In addition, vocal is. interesting throughout. Ill "Rocking Chair" the &11 verse is answered by voices singing the chorus. Andthe words actually fit! ''Whispering Pines" features voices starting a verse at different times, and the result works wonders. The Band creates a perfect mood with their instruments. Witness the desperate feeling conveyed by the tight playing on "King Harvest. 11 Levon Helm's drumming is impeccable throughout the record and his tom -tom is ttmed extra low so it sotmds like a punch in the gut. Rick Danko's work on bass is always spare and im agina tive. Listen to "Up on Cripple Creek" and "King Harvest" for some of the most astoundingly percussive bass on record. Robbie Robertson 1 s guitar playing is always right whether on acoustic or electric guitar. His fast plectrum break at the end of "The Unfaithful Servant" practically sounds like a mandolin. Garth Hudson and Rick Manuel are superb throughout on the keyboards and particularly shine on the barrelhouse pianofor "Rag Mama Rag." The use of extra-instruments is very sensitive. Rick Manuel's amplified Jews-harp adds the final touch to "Up on Cripple Creek" and Garth Hudson's accordian adds a real sea-chantey feel to "Rockin' Chair." What can I say in final analysis? I love this record. It's the best since "Big Pink" which was the best when it was made. The B:nd is decent. Blind Fuller Brush If any of you are disappointed in your ABBEY ROAD albums (quiver), which are gradually being adjusted price-wise to sanity, after you played them three or four times and haven't listened to them since, there is a review in The Saturday Review that ought to cheer you up. In it you will find that ABBEY ROAD is a perfect album, andthatthree days after John Lennon dies, he shall arise from the grave. OF \ ss 4 p STEREO "" LS Palm Beac h Roc k Fes t ival Ten groups have been added to the roster already slated to appear at the Palm Beach International Music and Arts Festical over the Tha:!ksgiving weekend. Johnny Winter, Grand Funk Railroad, Rotary Connection, Country Joe and the Fish, King Crimson, the Rugbys, the Byrds, Steppenwolf, Spirit and Sweetwater have added to the list headed by the Rolling .. St. Armands Key Stones. Also appearing are the Jefferson Airplane, Iron Butterfly, Janis Joplin, Sly and the Family Stone, Chambers Brothers, and Pacific Gas and Electric. Tickets for the three day festival are $20. They may b e obtained through the mail by sending a check or money order to the First Annua Palm Beach International MUsic and Arts Festival, Box 2968, Palm .... '&'l ........ .;,.J.., .. ., l ,.. r,.. ... -... _. : ""\,. Sarasota, Rorida 33577 ...LA..M .E NT ( c ont 'd) 'had been fW-filled, and I said to Buddy, "Walk. Be proud. But somehow he went ahead anyway, though I thought he was right with me, swaggering along. What the hell, it was late. But when I turned around to look, what the hell should I see but this f. ing cheny top sitting right in the intersection, one fuzz looking right at me. It really didn't occur to me until several days later that, by the book, I shouldn't have been able to run on accounta the motorcycle accident, but by Jesus I ran then and I turned to Buddy as I ran past First Street yelling "Fuzz, Buddy, clear out! 11 him just seeing me as I ran past ass already parked in the seat the de or open eyecomer just seeing me and I ran past the street, thinking, I'm old for this kind of crap! but still runnmg up two or three houses and running in betweenthem because the fuzz been far behind. There was an alley behind the yard. I looked through the twofootwide tunnel between the houses, seeing that goddamned fuzz buzzing up and down the street at least thirty d o zen times, I wa1 five or six blocks from home, What could I do? That's just what I did, I went home through backyards the bwn knee the crippleshoulder and all catching on fences slipping on dogturds, and it was only for ty-five degrees, hacking down the air and hacking it up the next morning oyster hling in the throat, hoppin fences wipin off the turd, finally gettin home. Laying in the bed still halfcrocked waitin for a knock at the door. But f. The system had met its match, and I almost felt like sneaking out before sunup to hang up a sign there at the light, a courtesy of Mean T {just another aver age guy): would you believe it felt good to bust something up again. But of course, I finally fell a>leep1 satisfied that Iin-: ear general's stupid decade had been put to rest. I wonder what happened to Buddy, whether they caught him. And I wonder. But f. We were the people, and the power finall'y came to us.-The light was ott:. But I had been home long enough to be sick of it, and I was to fly away the next morning. It was three o'clock before I fell asleep. But guess what. Mommy was driving me past that same godamned intersection at eight -thirty the next morning out to the airporttocatch the Allehgeny out down to Philly and the next out of there to this cesspool of retirees, and there at that same intersection at eight-thirty after the whole decade and all, there were the System 1 s lackeys repairing the light. It could not have been out five hours. Twenty minutes later, flying over the pimpled hills in a twin-engined Cessna looking down on the black rubbish with the light probably in order again and I haven't heard from Buddy yet, I wanted to. shed a tear for the Revolution. POOR JON (cont'd ) c ome very close to being the oppressors. And there is only one end reserved for those whofallintothatbag. They end up alone, and perhaps that is far worse than a oullet. Freedom does not imply solitude. Join those who are free J Y taking your freedom and sharing it. Take everyone along with you, beyondTheGame, azine s perspective of liberal life, and create revolution. As if it makes any difference, Put up o r shut up, once and for all, You talk good revolution, and you play the songs over and over on your fivehundreddollar stereos, spinning songs of a magic that died with the &ods who could steer the course of our lives. The only magic is thatwhichyoucreate, with your hands first and mind second, once there is a physical framework for your dreams to live in. In other words, feed people first, and talk of love second. There are no absolutes anymore --you must reject Marx, Mao, and Marcuse. Theirworldisnotyours. Create yours, not in the hysteria of the games offered to you to get trapped in, but by breakingfrom the limitations and confines of those games and creating revolution as you destroy what holds you back. A revolution creates by definition, and hence there is no revolution as yet. You criti cize Jon, and yet Jon made a greater attempt than most. He tried to break from The Game, but hesitated, turned around, and was caught. He had no strength, and might be trapped fortwentyyears in a cage of steel instead of a cage of and hysteria. But he tried, and how many of you who speak of freedom, and a .''better" world, can really say the same? You criticize Monte Knight behind his back but he is indeed black, and as such his back is against the proverbial wall already, whether he knows it or not, He is in the process of breaking loose, and he hasn't so far to go as we who are blessed with our white skin. Either drop your rhetoric, you who call yourselves "Radical" and "Revolutionary, "you self-styled communists and anarchists -eitherdi"Qp your rhetoric and back off into your lonely comers or break from The Game and make it all come true. You will not be allowed to float around much longer, even if it is easier than being a football hero. Look around and wonder if you will continue to follow an Abbie Hoffman (better Richard Nixon) or a Huey Newton. Look carefully, and see that.Huey is closer than you think. November 6 1969 B I a c k s (co n t d ) Thoughtl:iis ha. s been done for a number of years there has been a "very minimal return. Funds have been sought specific ally for admissions of black students, but the school does not have a full-time official dealing with minorities admissions. The students who are sought are highly recruited by such schools as Yale, Harvard, Princeton which can more easily attract these qualified students than can New College. f\dmission of great numbers of blacks o r other minority group students raises impli !lations in educational policy, institutional goals and direction, but economic considerations are paramount: such a program would be "staggering economic undertaking for an institution in an economic situation where it's fighting for survival right now." Due to nation disparity in income between "normal white middle class" and minority groups it would be expected that were 75 blacks admitted, their need for financial aid would be substantially above the norm. Presently, approximately $387, 000 are in scholarships to the 6 6 per cent of the students receiving aid: for the t otal student body the average scholarship is slightly less than $1000. If 75 black students were admitted yearly and '"are expected to remain four years, aid at a magnitude of about $2000 per capita would project an additional yearly cost of approximately $300, 000 for students alone. Unless substantial resources were found for this pu1pose a balancing process woulc make less financial aid available to othe students. Further, hiring of 7 faculty and 2 administrators could well mean additional salary outlay of over $100, 000. And unless such hiring were fit into current expansion plans it could mean dropping of current faculty members. The cost pf the programs requested is not so easily forseeable, but along with student and faculty costs, total costs implied in implementation of the black'. pooposals run in terms of :e'>t!ral hmdreds o> thousands of dollars, a significant additional burden on the Board of Trustees, wh already have to raise tremendous amount. money. Probably the most feasible route for .New Cdlege to i.mestigate is of ooth faculty and programs with other institutions. But working alone, New must closely and realistically examine needs, desires, and capabilities before any decisions can be made about radical changes in admissions or studies. The opinions and facts presented above do not reflect a complete discussion of all the factors "Which-may be involved in a New College decision to embark upon increased programs in black or minority admissions and studry areas. Other questions are merely presented below: Would a form of reveae racis:m devel-op? Separate programs and organizations for students or faculty because tney. are black is a kind of racism. On a national level there !!.1-evast programs designed to ameliorate conditions which have resulted from prejudices and inJustices over a long period of years, and most will admit this to be necessary,_ even wise. At the same time it seems a bit illogical to foster increased separatism as past social ills are corrected. Is the formation of a black organization with specifically delegated powers or responsibilities desirable? Would this foster a real and undesirable soGial and 1ntellec tual polarization along racial lines? How does an extensive program of black admissions or black studies fit into overall New College educational philosophy and goals? fhe last issue (No.4) of Captain Jack has been mailed to the parents of every current New College student. Aren't you glad?


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