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Captain Jack
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I l Published by Students of New College Sarasota, Florida March 6, 1970 "Something more than JUSt a newspaper" in this 1ssue New Stage ...... page 4 B a sketball .................... page 8 Angry Letters a. Anti-Semitism page 2 b. Anti-Humanities page 2 c. Anti-Hippies., page 2 Faculty Meeting .................... page 7 New s ........... page 8 ecial Section see page 3 a Wooden Indian SCULPTURE for NEW COLLEGE s .ee page 2 n 5 n our next ISSUe Captain Jack's Bert Minkin Memorial LITERARY SUPPLEME T f\ _.. _a I I P"I I _..l'l I "'L .. -. --.II I I e/ ....---.... clef notes [ 2 : by Backwoodz Bob (LNS/NA) --THE MOVEMENT YOU EED First of all--when I talk about the Beatles, I mean Apple. The Beatles are the Walt Disney of our generation. Long afterthe Beatles have broken up (and they will someday--nothing lasts} Apple will be continuing its multi-media experiments. Let's take a look at the cover. Who is your favorite Be .tle? Mine was always Harrison until the White Album, when I became a Lennon fan. But ever since the media event of his death, I can't get my mind off Paul McCartney. He was always the youngest looking member of the group, and he's getting younger every day. Paul looks JUSt like the high school rock n' roll star that lives at the end of my block back home in Iowa. Rockin' Robin, I helped him learn to play the guitar. Maybe Paul's eternal youth comes from keeping still (==)with his family in Scotland and re fusing to let anything, the media or Apple, transform him into a commodity. That doesn't mean that Paul isn't communicating; white space conveys infotmation, too. Black and WhitP., which is Yes and which is No? Take a look at this page, then You decide. "Hey Jude, don't make it bad. Who is Jude? When the single came out some guy wrote an article in EVO which said that "Hey Jude" was a message to Dylan. Of course it is. It is also a message to you. All of the Beatles' songs are sung to the Whole World. WhatisJude, the album? It is an aural time capsule. To talk about what is in the capsule I have to talk about the concept of "containment." McLuhan talks about containment ( so does Oglesby and they both talk about music). Every me(Continued on Page 7)

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co VISTTNCC A few weeks ago, in a state of idealism and other like hallucinations, I envisioned the establishment of an organization! called Volunteers In Service To The New College Community (or VISTTNCC, pronounced Vist-nik), to be a group of "young college graduates or students on leave" who would devote a year or so of their time to actually getting improvements done at New College. The aim of organization would be to establish in reality the pretty play college we all half-or less expectedNCto be from the propaganda, and from our pre-college adolescent imaginations. The idea would be to go around the administration and/or faculty ({ la FREECO) and actually do things--as Swartz said at the SEC meeting before I had to leave to throw up, "You could just go ahead and do things, and the administration would never even know." This I thought, and still think, is possible. As it turns out, you can also go around the students, without them knowing. I was to be the first member of VIST TNCC. My first project, which gave me the idea, was the Peter Frisch-New Stage thing. At Patterson's all-night rap 1 was just talking to Peter, who was distraught because he had nowhere to put on his benefit performance, and because there was little chance of his being hired next year. So I suggested using the dining room in Hamilton Center. He had considered it, he said, but thought it wouldn't work. We discussed other possibilities to no avail; 1 said I thought the dining room would be okay. We walked out and inspected it; decided a stage would have to be built. Peter remembered the stage materials behind the barracks. "I'd like to go out there right now and see what we have, he said, apologetically. It was eleven o'clock. Let's go, I said, and we went back there in the darl< and measured platforms. Last Saturday night the performance took place, on that stage, in the dining room. The Student Chair had been mentioned at an SEC meeting, but little about it. For I talked to people and did things--now every student will pay $15 extra next year, I:Jld there'll be a Student Chalr--lf aomebody caniea the ba\1 from here. I don't say the benefit and the Stuslent Chair wouldn't have happened if it hadn't been for me, but they wouldn't have happened as soon, or the way they did, if I hadn't just decided to be arbitrary lor a few days. That's the catch of this place-andwas to have been the founding principle of VISTTNCC--with the exception of Dr. Miller and Mr. Harra, and Michael Smith when be was in politics, there is NObody around this place with the "fuzzy balls" to make a decision. On top of that, M I Abolished they're even afraid, I feel certain, to take any kind of action if someone arbitrarily decides to go ahead and do something. But why do anything? In a d***-induced state, and feeling like a 22-year old old man, I felt like fixing things so that future novo-col'ns might have the place better than I did. This I thought about. for a single morning, but was struck down for such idealistic blasphemy (the rear tire on my motorcycle blew, resulting in $67.23 worth of damage). The idealism went down like my head and tire, but I still did some things--1 hustled, politicked, wrote a newspaper every week------why? Of couTSe, the answer is that it has been an ego trip.for me. I even fraudulently/freudulently devised a system by which this was natural, even commendable. But the trouble with egos, like tires, is that they come uninflated sometimes. I can feel wonderfully important about being a big deal with Frisch and New Stage, but at times Peter is going to be petty and belittle me-which is natural, of course, if I get close to his ego trip. I can understand it, but itdoesn'tdomy ego any good. As a matter of fact it does enough harm to outweigh any good that ever came from the original ego trip. Thus I hereby abolish VISTTNCC. I've had a bad week--in about three days I was shot down by the administration for something I wanted, disgusted by the student executive committee, and disturbed that the courts want to tell the sheriff he can hassle me whenever he wants to. Things being like they are, it's dangerous to let your ego go too far. So I want out. I can't cover "news" around here anymore. There are reasons why I shouldn't let the Cap'n die, but I won't go on like it was--which is why the format is a little different this week. I'll print what articles people give me in time forpublication, but neither will I take the shit involved in pushing people to write. 1111 run pictures of pretty girls or leave whole pages blank until somebody cares enough to stop me. So, if anybody wants a NEWSpaper, the p08itiona open include: Reporters {SEC meetings, college council meetings, etc. ) News Editor (tell people to go to SEC meetings, etc.) News Researchers (pester Harra, Miller, .Elmendorf, etc. about most anything.) SCULPTURE ? People of New College, Originally this sculpture was planned as a commissioned crucifix for a church. Three-quarters of the way through, I changed it to what it is today. I decided that the world didn't need another sculpture of someone being killed, so I adapted it to this. I would like to donate it to the school with or without the bottom head. Without the bottom head the sculpture is merely highly decorative, it's your choice! The figure is made of wood, and the wings are made of sheet metal. The bottom head is hollow, concrete and wire mesh. The sculpture will be erected by steel reinforcement rods to a tree without hurting the tree. Thank you, Steve Cline -Editor's note: Steve would sincerely, I gather, like to donate this sculpture to the College. I tactfully suggested he offer it to the SEC, which should be done at the next SEC meeting. For those who can't tell from the drawing, it's an Indian (with wings) with its right hand giving the peace symbol. Estimates I have heard give its height as somewhere between fifteen and thirty feet. Anyone interested might view it where it now sits (on Jack Cartilage's lawn) and should support our accepting it at the SEC meeting. L Editor: I do not think that the various problems facing New College result from a lack of trust within our community. However, your response (issue #13) to the statement from the Humanities Division regarding the future of New Stage provides evidence for those who would make such a claim. I refer in particular to the observation that the members of the Humanities Division sound as if they are saying, "Hire Peter Frisch this yea{ and you can da.mn well hire him next year. As one who participated in the discussion out of which the statement in question came, I assure you that the Humanities Division is saying no such-thing. Indeed, to interpret the statement in such a way is wholly gratuitous. (From the account published in CAPTAIN JACK I assume that if a "student chair" materializes for 1970-71 and if Mr. Frisch is appointed to that "chair, the decision as to whether or not he is reappointed for 1971-72 would be up to the student body.) If not trust, at least truth is often a casualty on this campus. In making its state-ment the Humanities Division was attempting to correct this abuse. The truth is that for three years the program in art history has needed additional staff; the truth is that for three years Professor Hamilton has assumed increasingly heavy responsibilities in the teaching of religion, and the truth is that there are competing and legitimate demands for additional faculty in other disciplines within the Division. The pur-pose of the statement from the Division was to communicate to the college com-munity these truths and to register our intention to staff these areas as soon as funds are made available. We are not "playing politics;" we are not speakingwith a forked-tongue; we are attempting to communicate candidly and honestly. Peace! Gresham Riley Editor's note: Commendable. However, what you (and the Division} seem not to understand is something I said elsewhere in CAPTAIN JACK number thirteen, that the purpose of the Student Chair is not to subsidize Faculty Leftovers. Your "Division" has erred, yea committed a grievous sin, in allowing one of your members to hire and dangle before the student body an attractive program, only to inform them later that that program was predestined to die. You have covered for Miller very nicely by accrediting Frisch's courses, when the only honorable thing for you to do would ERS have been to academically cast Frisch fr<>m your ranks, rather than grant him token membership (and that on the very day of the issuance of the damning statement about which you have written). Now, very nicely, it seems as if the "Stu dent Chair" might make the covering of your sins complete: Frisch stays with us, and Humanities is unhurt! No, Mr. Riley, no and no again! The students may well hire Frisch, as the Division's Noble Statement of Truth "slyly" suggests, but to expect them to continue doing so {"the decision .. would be up to the student body"} is expecting them to accept financial responsibility for a mistake that must lie with Miller and the Division. Such an expectation, and in the name of Truth, is indeed an abomination. Ye Editor Dear Captain: All long-haired, dirty, grubby, antisocial, alienated, radical, communist, Jewish, youthful conspirators are going to go blind on March 7, 1970. During the solar eclipse, those effite snobs are going to ingest LSD: While their heads are running on the elevators up and down the Empire State Building, their eyes will be focused on the sun whose emanations will fry their eyes in their own Juices. As the epic treatise--Discourses on Fried Eyes-by Wictenstein and Witich indicates, the social psychological implications of eye frying manifest the nihilist philosophy of today's sick youth. Ergo, fry your eye on the sly before the eclipse goes by. Into the fire, Owsley Crowther, III David Gorfein To The Editor of Captain Jack: Do you think the letter signed by Jon Lundell on page 2 of your issue no. 13, Feb. 16th, 1970 meets standards of human decency and/ or understanding in view of the last sentence in the letter? Not censorship, but maybe discussion with the writer might have been appropriate, before publication if students at New <;:ollege are sincerely working for a better world?? {tmsigned, postmarked New York City) ditor's no e: A better world, I don't know ... But in the interest of a more representative newspaper, we make a policy of printing all signed letters in their entirity. The only exceptions might be with words I could be sure were offensive--and then I would be extremely hesitant to impose judgment. Even then, I would only impose *'s if the letter were signed, which brings me to a point---who are you, some goddamned k*k* or something? postscript The motion to accept the sculpture was considered at Wednesday's meeting of the SEC. It was decided that Transportation Committee Chairman Larry Reed should investigate the cost of transporting the sculpture, which is rumored to weigh something like three tons, to the College. Students in favor of accepting the gift should yell, "Get on it, Larry, 11 whenever they see Reed. Hopefully some action will be taken at the next meeting. Staff Editor-Rob Mallet Business & Ad Manager Writers Lee Harrison Mark Friedman Bob Beaird Lynwood Sawyer John Miller Photography Charles Kinney Contributors this issue John Elmendorf E. George Rogers Mackarness H. Goode Mrs. Joan Dobbins Peter McNabb Steve Cline SMarsden (Backwoodz Bob) Cover Photograph (page one): "Reaffirmation of the Aesthetic" by Charles Kinney

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A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT ELMENDORF There are few places in the world of more importance to parents than the college to which they send their children. New College is a particularly special place, because you have entrusted your son (or daughter)to a place where they are trusted, perhaps more than they have -ever been before, even by you. Those of us who have assumed the charge you have g i ven us feel, on balance, that ourfaith has been well rewarded. W e know that s o m e of your s ons (or daughters) have n o t b e e n entirely ready f o r t h e freedoms they have found here. But we know too that most of them have found a place where they can grow, can find out w h o they are and what their potential may be, as they p<)Ssibly could never have found, had they been in a college or university where they were subject to strictures so severe that they themselves never had to make a decision more important than whether or not to "break a rule. We are proud of your children. fhey have made of New College a place of reedom. We, erhap s h a been able to help a little, to provide a coDtext iD which what they made could be real, but it is their own response to that freedom which has provided a basis for growth, maturity and-ultimately-for the true responsibility of the free individual. While you are here you will have a chance--if you wish to take it--to savor the academic and social climate of the College. Youmayvisit classes. You may listen to faculty members, other students or members of the administration, all of whom will tell you what we are about. Some of what you will hear will be essentially-but not intentionally -dishonest, be cause you are not the people for whom this place exi sts, but in a very real sense "out s iders," both to u s and to your own children. Yet, both we and they have pride and confidence in what is happening here, and we hope tha t somehow those feelings can be transmitted to you during your very brief visit with us. A number of students questioned the wisdom of a "Parent's Weekend. They felt, I suppose, that this was their place, not .Y2!:!!Place, and that your presence here John Elmendorf was--in a sense--an invasion of their privacy. To a certain extent, they were right, and we hope you can find ways to be sensitive to the very special feelings which students have to a place which they rightly see as their transition-place, the site of their movement from youth to adulthood. It is our very sincere hope that the New College community can prove to be such a transfer point in their lives, and, in many ways, the efforts of all of us, faculty, administration and students alike--may have helped to make thei r college experience one of genuine maturation, hampered as little as possible by artificial restraints to growth and aided as much as possible by people and situations that present them with the kind of challenges which lead to responsible--and responsive--maturity. Sincerely, John Elmendorf President %DISCOUNT TO VISITING PARENTS during New College's Parents Weekend March 4-16 Call or write for your parent discount at the resort on an island private beach, restaurants, lounge, dancing, pool. \HSheraton Sandcastle 1540 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DRIVE LIDO BEACH SARASOTA, FLORIDA 33577 PHONE (813) 388-2181 "Something other than just a news p aper" T from Mackarness Goode Director of Development Macka rness H. Goode, new d irector of Development a t New College, reported toCaptainJack that ne is extremely proud of and grateful to our parent guests for making the long tri p to New College for this weekend. W ith s o many familie s living on both coasts and i n the Mid-West, .Goode said, a great p roportion of our par-Rogers Welcomes Parents To the Parents of Students at New College: Parents' Weekend is to be held Marc'h 6, 7, and 8--an important annual event looked fotward to each year by the many parents who attend. lt affords each parent an opportunity to see and inquire for themselves about the ha enin s at e w C o lege. Arrangemems have been made for the parents to speak to anyone they wish, Pres ident Elmendorf, members of the faculty and others in the administration of the affairs of the College. TheywillenJOY the warm climate and the picturesque situation of the College and the lively, interesting and instructive program arranged in their honor. All of us at New College welcome the parents who attend this meeting. Very cordially, .E. George Rogers President, P arents Association ents must find a trip to Southern Florida a considerable undertaking. Parents from nine states, the greatest s ingle group coming from Florida, are expected o"er course of the weekend. Those from Minnesota, Wisconsin and New Yorl< woul d be contenders i n any contest f o r p ersons coming from the most distant poi nts. Goode told C aptai n Jack, this is a stimulatingtimet o cometothe College: While academi c goals a r e being studied and restudied the College is a l s o preparing to add anothe r hundred students in the fall. The feeling of g rowth a dds t o the excitement associated by many people with the College since its inception. AU of us concerned with theW eekend, he said, are grateful to the students for their intensive and imaginative preparation of the exhibits and demonstrations of their work. We believe that our parents, when they have seen the quality and diversity of the work being done, will agree that something reall)L interesting educationally is souw oa at H.., Cal,_... PARENTS, STUDENTS Mr. Rogers and Captain Jack would appreciate your comments concerning Par:.. ents' Weekend and the College in general fora special issue to appear sometime this month or in early April. Please feel free to offer any praise or criticism you find appropriate. There are no restrictions as to length or content. Please submit letters to Captai n Jack, New College, Bx. 1898 Sarasota, Fla. Welcome Parents Mr. & Mr. & Mrs W. D. Moore Mrs. Willa Wood M r & Mrs. Sol Young Mr. & Mrs. A rthur Win a r d M r s Jack M arsh Mr. & Mrs. Rober t Kuhling C. L. Sawyer Mrs. Emma Tweed Mr. & Mrs. Daniel L. Sheeran M r s ] W. Supplee Mrs. John R. E rwin Mrs. Charles E. Bell and Miss Inetta Mr. & M r s Patrick W. Condon Mr. & Mrs. William Wasko Mr. W. ). Scheuerer Mrs. Josephine Brenner Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Rosenbloom Mr. & Mrs Herber t R o s e Mr. & Mrs. Nelson Coons Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Atchison Mr. & Mrs. Jack Mashman Mr. John Horn M r & Mrs Donald Snyder Mrs Zelda H a rrison .......... a n d all you latecomers Bell Open 9:30 S Mon.Sat. Come in and &rolltfse.

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"Complete Office Suppl_ies" 1350 Main Street Sarasota, Florida 33577 Phone: 958-6577 f.AM)US ITALIAN & AMERICAN RESTAURAN Pizza a Specialty 2104 14th Street West ODe Mile Put Coltez Plaza on 41 747-1436 New College Yearbook 1970 is happening ... Subscribe Now $6.oo (See Allie Roberts, Richard Ingraham, or Rye Weber) Contributions photographic and literary should be made to Rye Weber or Rob Mallet WATCHES .JEWELRY Bayshore 11fatch Shop WATCH AND JEWELRY REPAIRING BAYSHORE GARDENS SHOPPING CENTER BRADENTON. FLORIDA 33!505 PHONE 1);iifl!. 1525 STATE STREET Moccasins Boots Leather Jackets-Levi's BeU Bottoms PETER FRISCH Last Saturday, a crowd of about a hundred people attended New Stage's Benefit Performance. Attendance was. low because of several other events occurring in town that same The preceding Friday night, a dress rehearsal was attended by some 150 students. The program was basically that which was presented last December; GAMES, a series of exercises, seemed to come off better this time, INTER-VIEW, from Jean-Claude van Itallie's AMERICA HURRAH remained the high point of the evening. THE WHEELBARROW, an unusual short by Jere Berger, replaced MOTEL as the show's finale. Allan Richards, in the powerful Solo Break-up of GAMES. Below: GAMES. member, FDIC and Federal Reserve System TRAIL NATIONAL BANK WE'LL STRETCH A POINT TO SERVE YOU

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'Nobody Can Flunk' (title suggested by anonymous faculty member-article by Mark Friedman) In a three hour meeting held last Wednesday, the faculty deliberated on several questions involving the strengthening of the bureaucratic system. F consideration of several Educational Policy Committee proposals concemingthe status of maJors and the qualifying exam revealed the shortcomings of the existing faculty policy-making and bureaucratic institutions. After spending three hours discussing in the main the proposals of Faculty Rules & Regulations and E. P. committees, the faculty decided to defer Will Humphreys' proposal for with the faculty's problems of government to a special session this Wednesday. The faculty's present crisis started with the decision at the January meeting to hold general faculty meetings once a month. Designed to eliminate from general faculty consideration those decisions requiring a bureaucratic decision according to present policy, the move resulted in increased pressure on the committees to come up with where policies were ill-defined or inadequate. Underthis system only the general faculty would make maJor policy decisions. The crises arise when the committees must decide in cases determining the immediate future of students, and the faculty meeting is three weeks hence. Proposals of the FRR and EP committees to the faculty as a whole indicated the problem clearly. The FRRC motion concerned hiring and appointing faculty membership and was two years in the making. The committee tried to develop a consistent system out of the present maze. Robert Knox and Douglass Berggren led faculty criticism of faculty policies, concerning, for instance, hiring of part-time teachers. Committee chairman defended the motion saying the committee "started with some things as given. The faculty agTeed to pass on the bill and consider the policy decisions at a later date. Nextonthe agenda a controversial EPC motion abolishing maJOr designations and the qualifying exams that were to be held in a week. The faculty first took up a related part of the motion which called upon "the faculty of each field (to) prepare a description of a model program and/or a set of guidelines for students wishing to pursue a conventional maJor in that field." First of, the word "conventional'' was stricken out of the motion. Then Professor Buddy Riley discovered a logical contradiction in presenting a proposal to abolish "maJor" designations on the grounds that they are meaningless along with one to get faculty to draw up "descriptions. EPC member Jim Feeney stressed that it was intended only as guidelines. Knox pointed out that once the list was drawn up, the faculty would be obligated to offer those courses. The motion passed, the faculty hoping that the guidelines would remain as such and not generate their own rigid structure. President Elmendorf editorializing, ''we'll have to be very careful how this is handled. '' The faculty then tackled the question whether it ought to list "maJor'' designations on students' transcripts. According to the EPC, the present contractural, non-contractural system makes such labels meaningless; this, along with the problem of determining what exactly is a maJor, was the rationale for the proposal. Elmendorf backed the motion saying that maJor listings call attention to "the shorthand of academia, rather than the substance." Lazlo Deme and David Gorfein opposed the motion on the grounds that their students who, having passed a qualifying exam, were maJOring in a subJect would be at a disadvantage. PeterMcNabbthought he had come up with the perfect compromise solution. He urged that the student be permitted to list a maJor if he wanted to. Responding to several nods in favor of McNabb's motion, Jack Cousineau wondered, "Does that mean a student can put anything he wants on his transcript?" "Not exactly everything," Elmendorf hedged. Two teachers would have to sign. McNabb's amendment brought the faculty to the question of defining a maJor, exactly what the FPC motion was trying to eliminate. Seeing the Pandora's box he had opened, McNabb offered to with-draw the amendment; Riley immediately resubmitted it. McNabb explained the intent of his amendment was to protect students, not to define a maJor. Dick Webb substituted "field of concentration" for "maJor" in the McNabb amendment. Dr. Berggren su.ggested a way out of the problem of defining a maJor, or "field of concentration"--the prevailing nomen clature: contractual or non-contractual students could declare a maJor, pass a qualifyinj?; exam, and then be able to list it on their transcript. Cousineau countered, stating that the issue was "whether the institution will support the principle that a non-maJor is as good as a maJor (student)." Berggren's proposal died; the McNabb amendment passed. Discussion on the pressing status of the qualifying exams (scheduled to be held for contractual students the week following the end of 2nd term) followed very similar lines. The EPC offered to abolish the exams because under the contract/non-contract system they were often meaningless. As it stood the proposal was a natural accommodation to the present situation; Berggren and Riley, in proposing that qualifying exams in the former case be mandatory for all students and in the latter only for students who wanted a "field of concentration" were suggesting action that would entail maJor changes in the existing academic confusion. Periodic attempts to table the proposal were responded to by Ross Borden, a bit more heatedly each time, that the matter was urgent. Finally the faculty passed the motion, although some members didn't realize the implication of what they had passed--namely, no Qualifying exams nohow. ,-,_, tro ea THEAT R E u. s. 41 N. AT 33RD STREET Phone 355-9011 FILMS FROM A .ROUND THE WORLD Contin u o us from I pm Sidewalk Cafe Complimentary Demi-Tasse clef notes continued dium contains as its message some product of another medium. TV can contain movies, movies can contain novels, novels cancontain magazines. Somewhere along the line the contained media consist of people's lives--The Movie (What do you mean, "What movie?"? Open your eyes. All the world is but a screen and the people merely celluloid images). T O /UR5N Y CLOTN (' AlWA YS ... UIUNDRV. SRIN6 TO A ROLLIN G BOll 1llfN PR"II.I Our ANP LAYAcltOSf BltRHOif:S, nlL FAeRIC.. IS COW ENOUGH 10 _. HANOLE, nlflN PROP Iii( STR.ERM F"OR nlE RINSE.. &Gle-.NII\IG WITH SOII..ING WMR WIL.I. SET .5TAIN.S. i}415 IS FREE AND HAS NO :11'1.. 'PER HOOR, MAIN--S.B. The focus of this particular review is the cut "Paperback Writer." Every cut is the focus of some review, but you'll have to write them yourself. Lennon (In His Own Write, Spaniard In the Works) is the paperback writer. The song is about a person who is trying to get his secret books published. Everybody writes secret books. This article is a story from my secret book. Secret books are secret because you are trying to ift the pieces together and it's really messy. If you work on it long enough, your secret book might even have a part with an actual beginning and ending. Thenyoucanshowthat part to somebody. "Dearsirormadame, will you read my book?" paperback writer writes the story of hlS d1rty father and clinging ( ::::=1 mother and his paperback-writing self. No matterwhat you write in your secret book it is about you. and your life, In your cret book you work on the screenplay for your part in The Movie. "Paperback Writer" is the story of the Beatles as literati. They have been paperback writers ever since they started putting out their records in those wonderful high participation, flimsy, fall-apart album covers which always have really fine pictures on them. The Beatles are paperback writers even though they "listen to the music playing in your head, instead ofwriting down the voices we all hear, as most paperback writers do. Singles are short stories. Albums are collections of short stories. Good albums are novels and each cut is a chapter. Pepper is a good album because so mUcll time was spent doing it (How many studio hours was it?). Hey Jude is the first book the Beatles have done that took them years to write. "Will you take a look?" Now that they have showed you how to do it, get yourself a casette tape recorder (''the wave of the future"--Bob Fass) or a radio program and make your own albums. Once a person has a place to sleep and food to eat, once the material precondi tions of his life are satisfied ("working for the Daily Mail it's a steady Job") the rest of that person's time can be spent as a Life-Artist, as the Starr of his own Movie ("but he wants to be a paperback writer"). As soon as you've got everything you need (andsavedthevery best) it's one High Adventure after aneth er. Just don 1t look back. "Can you hear me? Can you hear me?" ................................................................. The faculty passed, regretfully, on a petitio n of James Mille r asking that his N a t Sci requirements b e waived o n the grounds that the only one (Chemistry for Humanity Students) he thought he might be able to pass next term conflicted with every other course offering he planned to take. It turned out that the Natural Sci ences Division would reconsider whether Miller would be forced to fulfill what his advisor called "a meaningless requirement" at the expense of his other studies. The Fishbowl had been packed with teachers and unofficially invited administrative and student guests anticipating a a rip-roaring discussion ofW ill Humphreys' motion that would force the faculty to make the maJor policy decisions it has been postponing. Humphreys called for a moratorium on the actions of all committees except those doing important administrative functions (ARC for one) to estab-lish a list of maJor policy decisions and a timetable t o d eal w ith them. The nec essity for Humphreys' motion, or a mild form proposed by Dr. Knox, was demonstrated to many faculty members by the previous discussions. Humphreys' motion came up last on the agenda--it was quarterpast six and more than half of the faculty members had left. A clear maJority of those professors remaining felt the motion needed immediate attention--a move to table. and one to adjourn were voted down. Tempers were frayed from the long ("exhausting"'s not the word for it) meeting, and Dr. Deme suggested the motion might best be served as a later date. "Let's meet anytime," he said, Knox acquiesced, "Friday, 3:00." "I have a class," Deme protested. Elmendorf called a special meeting for Wednesday to discuss the Humphreys motion EAT G CAPT AI JACK MOVIE co REVIE TEST Captain Jack will pay (on a regular basis) the :price of admission. in return for a review of the current film showmg at Teatro (Tra1l Plaza). To become Captain Jack's Movie Reviewer simply submit a review (Putney Swope is playing now--Sunday wou.ld be nice)-the best (only?) reviewer will get the JOb. -The Cap'n

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"Print all the news ... and make it fit (on page 8)" Heth 1 Klopfenstein 1 Vekert are Woodrow Wilson winners "The Physicists' Opens Tonight at the Asolo HONORABLE MENTION FOR GRAVES, HICKMA HOPE, INGE, RABI OWITZ When Friedrich Duerrenmatt's macabre comedy, The Physicists, opens at the Asolo State Theater this Friday night, the management won't be able to use the phrase "Curtain at 8: 15" to announce the play's starting time. characters in The Physicists. The twist in the play is that they aren't really looii.ies, but are only feigning various manias in order to get themselves committed--each for a different reason. Three New College students have been. elected winners in the annual Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Competition. They are among the 1, 000 Woodrow Wilson Designates selected from nominees from 800 colleges in the United States and Canada. Five other students were named to the Woodrow Wilson honorable mention list. A list of all of the foundation designates will be sent to all graduate school deans in both the United States and Canada with a recommendation that the schools provide winners with graduate fellowships. The names of the 1, 152 students who received honorable mention also will be circulated among the graduate deans. The foundation's selection committee picked the designates as "the most intellectually promising" 1970 graduates planning careers as college teachers. New College students have been selected as fellowship winners each year since 1967, the first year they were eligible. Winners from New College announced by the foundation this year, with their hometowns and fields of study: Chester Donald Heth, Palos Verdes Pen insula, Cal. psychology; James S. Klopfenstein, Port land, Ind., psychology-philosophy; Charles T. Vekert, St. Clair Shores, Mich., So ciology. Students selected for honorable mention were: Kathryn Graves, Hempstead, N. Y. English literature; Randall C. Hickman, Sioux Falls, S.D., philosophy; Christine A. Hope, Garden City, Kans., sociFLOR DA TECH DOES IT AGAIN Mark Friedman New College's intercollegiate roundball rival from across the state, Florida Tech, scored its second victory over the 69ers last Tuesday night in action at the Sarasota School gym. Florida Tech ran up 115 points in a game shortened five minutes by Mr. Derrick's mishandling of the clock. The 69ers racked up their highest number of points all year--64, perhaps even more since Mr. Derrick's scorekeeping, as well as timekeeping, was suspect. For the first time all five 69er starters hit double figures. Player-coach Nick Munger tallied seventeen to pace the squad. Al Himmelfarb, Wilbur Moore, Mark Friedman, and Bill Westwood were bunched between thirteen and ten. An unprecedented number of fouls were called on both teams. Munger and Himmelfarb both managed to foul out midway through the second half. Ron Bloom, Vince Cox, and Mark Seaver also saw action, and each made their presence noted on the scoreboard. Florida Tech opened in a half court pressing defense that they stayed in, with modification, almost the entire game. forcing numerous turnovers, Tech scored early and often, but seldom turned in a basket from further away than five feet. The engineers also dominated both backboards. A busload of New College students'provided vocal support for the squad. The crowd was amazed that the 69ers played so well, actually scoring as if it weren't by accident. Warm applause greeted spectacular driving layups by Himmelfarb and Moore. The day before the 69ers clashed with Wilhelm's, the city league's talented black team. The69ersheldWilhelm's under 100 losing 97-55. Except for a disastrous fourth quarter, the game was reasonably close; Wilhelm's could only manage a 13 point halftime lead at 41-28. Of the 55 points, Al Himmelfarb racked up 30, scoring ten in both the first and last quarters. Himmelfarb took advantage of a mismatch in Wilhelm's man-to-man turning in 20 of his points on layups. The rest of the team couldn't match Himmelfarb's effort. Munger and Westwood added 8 and 9 points each. RUMO What cherished record was broken last night by a local basketball team? See the next issue of Captain Jack, or ask the grinning people with the funny blue shirts. ology; Dianne B. Inge, Farmville, Va., intellectual history; Deborah Rabinowitz, Willimantic, Conn., ecology. Designates have been through a rigorous screening that began with nomination last fall by their undergraduate colleges, according to the foundation officials. About one-fifth of the nominees were invited to personal interviews conducted by professors on 15 regional selection committees, each ofwhich appointed a number of designates from its region proportional to bachelors' degrees awarded in that region. In the region in which New College is located-Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Puer to Rico, and South Carolina, the college again was one of the leaders in numbers of students to be selected as Woodrow Wilson Designates. A total of some 12, 000 students were placed in nomination for the foundation honors. For no curtain actually rises on this play--eitherfor its beginning or its second act. lt'supallthe time, and the play will seem to have begun before the first spectator is admitted to the auditorium. As the audience find their seats, they will see designer Holmes Easley's setting fully exposed and lighted before them and the corpse of a nurse, who, it turns out later, was JUSt strangled by one of the patients of a luxurious mental sanitarium. Still another murder takes place at the end of the first act, requiring still another member of the cast to play dead in full view during the intermission. In any event, the Asolo's management is announcing that "the performance will start" at 8:15, rather than "that the curtain rises. Three mad scientists are the leading S E C S e d rc The S E C voted in a special session Thursday night to conduct a room search for the purpose of recovering items from a sizeable list of missing College property. No definite date was set for the search, but it is expected to occur sometime between now and the end of the term. "We'renotgoing to prosecute anybody who'sgotthe stuff," said Chairman Country Dick Webb. "We're just trying to get some of it back. We're not going to badass anybody. The search will be conducted by the Meals ... The ew College Dorms will be >pen through Spring vacation, Mr. Derrick reported to Captain Jack. He noted, however, that the food service will not be in operation duringthattime. The last meal will be the evening of March 20, and service will not resume until the evening meal of March 29, 1970. The Snack Bar will remain open during vacation, Mr. Derrick noted. members of the SEC, hopefully accompanied by members of the Student Court (''toseethat there's no bad-assing," Webb said). While it should be noted that no action will be taken against those found in possession of missing materials, students are encouraged to return borrowed College items prior to the search. Items to be searchedfor include language lab materials, furniture, and kitchen items. For those who aren't sure, such room searches are not without precedent, and are generally effective and inoffensive. T rav el-Stu dy The American Institute For Foreign Study Bulletin for the Academic Year in Europe Program for 1970-71, covering study in Austria, Britain, France, Italy and Spain has been received. Any students interested in looking over this bulletin may do so by coming to Mrs. Fleming's office in Building A. For the world's dilemma of nuclear brinkmanship is the subject of the stimulating play, that combines elements of irony, suspenseful melodrama, and satirical comedy to produce a gripping evening of theater. "It's a good thing this is a funny play, because if it weren't funny the subject matter is so shockingly important that it would be unbearabie," says Eberle Thomas, who is directing The Physicists for the Asolo. But the play is funny, with its three main characters closeted in a private asylum. One thinks he is Sir Isaac Newton, and wears a long, curly wig and knee breeches to support this delusion. Another imagines that he is Albert Einstein, and smokes a pipe and sporadically plays a violin as part of his mania. The third insists that he receives visitations from King Solomon. These are masquerades, which the head of the sanitarium, a hunckbacked lady psychiatrist, helps them maintain for purposes of her own. The nurses who are murdered meet their doom as they begin to penetrate the secrets of these people, who are playing games with a kind of scientific knowledge that can lead to the extinction of life on earth. Macon McCalman as Mobius, Robert Strane as Newton, and Bradford Wall ace as Einstein will have the roles of the three artfully maneuvering scientists in the Asolo production of this boldly theatrical play. Isa Thomas will be seen as Doctor Van Zahndt, the psychiatrist who has them in charge. SharonSpelmanwill play the role of Monika Stettler, the most appealing of the nurses; Barbara Redmond will play Frau Rose, the heartbroken wife of the scientist who is obsessed with King Solomon; and and Stuart Culpepper will be seen as Richard Voss, the impatient police inspector who must visit the sanitarium too often to look into the murders that keep happening there. Joyce Millman, William Pitts, Fred Sturm, David Mallon, Patrick Egen, Paul Rubenfeld, Steve Morton, Alan Richards, Phil Salvatore, and Henry Strozier are others in the play's large cast. The Physicists will have 17 performances at the Asolo's beautiful 18th century theater building on the grounds of the Ringling Museums from tli.s Friday, March 6 through May 1. Tickets ate available for all performances and may be reserved by calling or visiting the Asolo Box Office355-2771. CONSERVA T ION M l OED STUDENTS to partic i pate i n ENVIRONMENTAL TEACH -IN (Special to Captain Jack-much thanks to Mr. Arthur) Plans are moving ahead for New College participation in the National Environmental Teach-In, scheduled to be observed on campuses across the nation on April 22. A steering committee, made of Lyn Witham, Sylvia Greenwald, and Wanda Tseng, has been holding meetings with some interested faculty, and students attempting to see what can be done to stir up campus interest. Wednesday the steering committee invited faculty, students, arl'tl its own members to meet with leaders of conservation, anti-pollution, and other environmental concern organizations to discuss cooperative programs for the day. "Our concern is that we inform the local community of the great urgency of the environmental situation," Lyn Witham told the group meeting in the Fishbowl. She pointed out that the local atmosphere already is showing signs of air pollution and that there are plans now to build a huge new Jet airport to add to the problem. She also pointed to the results of the Borden phosphate plant on both the atmosphere and the local bays through its discharges of noxious gases and acid -laden water. Sewage also flows daily into local bays and she drew the parallel between these waters and the fate of Lake Erie. Noting that the National Environmental Teach-In grew out of the suggestions of Sen. Gaylord Nelson and Representative Paul McCloskey, she said its objectives are "to mobilize the constructive energies of American youth in a massive effort to halt the accelerating pollution and destruction of the environment." Nature of the observation by New College students will be shaped by student initiative and she called for volunteers to help make the April22 date more effective locally. She read lists of from the national organiization which included teach-ins, convocations, parades, protests, survival fairs, legislative packages, and statewide federations of college students interested in continuing the environment campaign. Among those attending the meeting from the community were representatives of such organizations as Save Our Bays, Sarasota County Health Department, Plan ned Parenthood, Manasota 88, Conservation 70, Sierra Club, Sarasota Herald Tribune, St. Petersburg Times, and League of Women Voters. There were representatives of the faculty, administration and student body attending the meeting also. A follow-up meeting was set for 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Fishbowl to try to outline action programs and to find volunteers to help carry them out. All interested students and faculty are welcome at the Friday meeting, according to the steering committee. Steering Comm i ttee Plea .......... Have you ever been to Myakka State Park? Weknowthatquitea-fewhave. Have you ever been to Oscar Sherer Park? Do you know what's happening to it? The public land of 0. S. State Park has been illegally invaded by private concessioners and land developers. In order to build their private concessions and homes, publically owned parkland must be destroyed. This subtrefuge by private enterprise is ruining the natural beauty of the park. If such rape of the land is going on in this public park, could it happen in others? May be. And the next park down the way is Myakka. If you have any interest at all in protecting our public parks and stopping the rape of Oscar Sherer State Park then you can actually do something. .Just write a short, simple letter (even only three lines) to any or all of these men: Governor Claude Kirk, The State House, Tallahassee; Rep. Jim Tillman, {same address); Rep. Don Heath, (same); Rep. Granville Crabtree, (same); Senator Warren Henderson, The Senate Bldg. Washington, D. C. (And do write soon, because primary time is coming up and letters such as these can effect who is elected and what will be done.)


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