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Volume 1, NUmber 2 PUblished by Students of New College, Sarasota, Florida Cove nan of ARC by Michael Smith About three weeks ago, the F a c u 1 t y passed a motion which established the constitution of the Acaiemic Review Committee. com mitt_ e clearly stated promises of the Faculty last vP:n. included no student representation. Most students thought it a shame, a few thought it an outrage, many thought it an omen; now, it appears, they were all entirely correct. God help us, the Reign of Terror has begun. What does History teach us happens when a group of ideaists absoltEely determined tosticktbeir.ideals abQve all other considerations gain, :ndhold, power over a society? It seems to me that the usual pattern is that they lose their hold on rea ity t>it by bit, and end by decimating whole populations. In another article somewhere in this issue, I attempted to trace the progress of New College of the deterioration of our concept of tJ?,e world under the assaults of our disillusioned ideaiism. I asserted that we tend to beco111e narrower and narower in our view of the world then our world begins to contain fewer fewer categoried seli!arated by r Smith stitution. Probably this is not true; most of the faculty are probably not consciously planning anything of the sort. Their disappointment and chagrin that such a rosy dream as the original New College should have flopped so miserably is easy to understand; many, indeed most of us, share it. But the Faculty have over-reacted badly, have retracted another step from the real world, and may have precipitated a still worse over-reaction on the partor the students. For this kind of oscillation is self-reinforcing; the more perceived 01.1" worlds "diverge, the mote our mntyto see each other clearly disappears, and our hostilities become fiercer as we describe each other more in terms of Qtlr alieness than our kinship. Our common good, the only ground on which dialogue or even dialectic can take place, will shr. ink more and more, until finally we shall arrive at the complete objectiv"ity of our sharea objectness, the only thing which w U1 be inalienably common fo both camps. The only dialectic left will be the dialectic o the body; bodies in the fishbowl, bodies in this building or that, bodies to which the faculty will cease to apply the term "student"; all these bodies staring at one another in mutual inarticulate or monosyllabic noncomprehension. To survive, we must share (at least) for practical purposes) a language, which is to say share a world-view. If you say this object is a kpife and I say it is a too far gone into intellectual schizophrenia ever to loosen their stranglehold on the power structure, and the students too col onized not to fall victim to carpetbaggers and demagogues, even if they did loosen it. But we might as well try it; because the only thing that awaits us at the end of development is silence and sterility, enmity, barbarity, effeteness of mind and spirit, and the premature triumph of en tropy. COURT SPEAKS When individuals asked to serve as arbiters of justice, they cannot avoid acquiring a strong propensity for equity in all situations. It is impossible for the members of the student judicia body of New College, the Student Court, to silently witness the miscarriage of justice which is being perpetrated by the Academic Review Committee. We feel compelled by every principle of due process of law and justice for all to object to the handling of the academic status of the students b'jl such a body as the A.R.C. Not only is the membership on the committee a clear case. of "expulsion without representation," but the decisions also lack any channel of appeal. We feel that it is mand:tory that there be students on the Academic Review Committee since they a-e the ones who are most affected by the decisions thereof ;nd sine e they are often much more aware of the specific student's academic involvement inthe New Cl>llege community. Nothavin g student representatives on the A. R. C. deprives the students of avoice andtheA.R. C. of a moSt reliable source of information. It would be of mutual advantage for the students and the faculty to have students on the A. R C. cont. on p. 2 OCtOber 9, 1969 SEC Holds Election For ARC faculty must approve The Student Executive Committee voted yesterdaytoconduct an election Satur day for three student representatives to the Academic Review Committee. Although the faculty has not yet approved student .representation on the review committee, the elections are being held to expedite the process of placing students on the committee should approval be granted. Petitions for the election must be submitted by midnight-tomorrow to either Phil Shenk or Michael Smith. Each petition must contain a minimum of twenty si$nitures. Both the SEC and the College Council have passed unanimous resolutions to the faculty in favor of student in the review process. The SEC further quested that the actions of the review committee be discontinued until the faculty has voted on the issue of student representation. The SEC also requested that, pending faculty aeproval, all previous cases involving dismissal this year snow a be subject to re -examination by the newly constituted committee. Since next Wednesday's regularly scheduled faculty meeting has been suspended as the result of the Vietnam Moratorium, the SEC suggested that a faculty meeting be convened as soon as possible. The faculty passed a motion last June expressing its to :ccept stud-ent representatives on the Academic ReviewCommittee--butthatthe ex:;ct composition of this committee be decided la ter. The matter was then referred to the Committee on Committees which recentl)l cont. on p. 2 distinctioas. We take rer'uge in grossly simplistic and arbitrary ways of describing phenomena; and our crusading zeal to defendouridealsbecomestransformed by our perverted vision of things into one or another of various terrible Fascist ideologies whether academic anal-retentivity or New Barbarism. The Faculty have Just taken the next step downward in this ghastly spiral toward dementia which all segments of the College comm\Ulity seem to have been descending. Apparentlythis ferocious new Academic Review Committee is determined to separate the sheep from the goats., the men from the boys, the lost from the saved; toclearoutthe dead wood There will be no more nonsense; there will ..le no more malingering. The Faculty mean what they say, tlley say, and tney s;v we oetteT believe it. And theyintend to rrake an ex -ample of various outstanding malingerers and academic drones, so that all this damned confusion will clear avay and everyone will know where he stands, and we will be rid of this groupo someone s which i s trying to putsomething o\er on us. Eve r y t h in g w i 11 be perfectly c 1 e a r, f i 11 out this form, or yo u are no more a student; write uus pa,Per oy this day, or you must wait for an entire term to reapply; if you w;nt to leave for somereasonotherthanto do something academic which you cannot do here (for some academic reason, get something other than academic leave. It is all really quite ple}. chair, one of us will likely be uncomfortable using it; and each of us will seem either mad or a liar to the other. Our worlds have already diverged; buttf Dr. Berggren and Hegel are right and even the dialectic of thesis and antithesis can produce a synthesis ( and we m1ght a s well pin our hopes on the chance, having pth erwise nothing to lose) it will be obvious that the.two must meef .. iri order to have the dialectic. Not having any students on the Review: Committee cuts off one vast area over wntcn .otherwtse tne cllatecttc might range; one vlry important area, perhaps, indeed, the most important in a college like this. For deny it as they may, it is simply not the case that those six men with advanced degree are sitting on the Review Committee to decide in plenary session whether a tally marl< has made on a scrap of paper or not. It is a monstrous and invidious delusion to think that they are not deciding on the basis of what their concept of t!ie College is ; on the basis, sometimes, of what their moral and aesthetic values are; and on the basis of something less than omniscience, and, occasionally in appalling ignorance of the situation. Education.Policv deci sions are frequently made in the Review Committee, or at least find in that committee their most frequent field of operation. A m -essage from Last year we took our Tennis Court Oath, resolving in all good faith to begin aiiew, to erad1cate inequity, to establish" structures which would WOrK lOr'the commonweal; and this year we hold the New Program's inaugural bloodbath. And this is Wh"y therE: .!ft-no students on tile tnbu nal because they are not ideologically pure. They have sentimental ttes fYn their fellow students, and they will not usually expel one of themselves for the sake of an ideal distinction or an ideal outline. Students simply do not realize how important and significant it is that a paperwas three weeks late, or a satisfactory evaluation a term late; U one part of the structure relates, the whole fabric will fall into ruin. The faculty probably do not realize the panic and the paranoia which results of the ARC's first few decisions have spread a mond the student body. It looks as if the Faculty are outto do us in; as if they have finally decided to make this the college of wiring automata which most of us came here to avoid; as if they have grown tired of the complexities aDd ambiguities of the real..w1b mittee, one has inevitably the situation in which the Committee thinks that Jake Shearer is "not academicallf involved" because he had no satisfactory evaluations, or only a few, from last year, and because Professor Knox is away hunting dragons. It is preposterous; it is mad; it is surreal. It would be if it weren't so potentially, nay kinetically, disastrous. Can we reason together? Must we be reduced to class warfare? God forbid. Yet sometimes I wonderwhy I or anyone ever cared about this place. There are times when it seems that the Faculty are President At the beginning of each college year all seem to be asking ourselves ques tions. What will it be like? How does this year look when with last? What is the new class like? What is the promise, what the threat? Which is greater? It seems to me that this year the promise outweighs the threat. Something which approaches maturity--institutional matur ity, that is--pervades the College as it has not done before. We are better prepared to cope with a broader range of materials. We have faced up to some of our needs for counselling and guidance, both academic and social. We have released the student body from arbitrary requirements, yet maintained a stout determination that all shall be engaged in the academic pursuits which are central to our purpose. To some degree, at least. we have contin--d to extend tile limits of freedom withm which 'Students and Taculty togedier can arrive, at meaningful dialog, thus tending more and more to make New College an arena for learning, a place where it is honestly recognized that initiative for learning must come from the needs of students, not teachers. Lest this sound too euphoric, let me add a few dark words of caution. We are engaged here with a generation which has begun to demonstJ?te a level of privatism wbich too often bonfers on selfishness. This threatens the .ideal of a "community of scholars, which remains one of the goals of the College. By removing mOst restric tions on program, we rna y encourage either narrow specialization or dilettantism ram .. pant. While we believe the contract system may indeed extend the reach and im aJination of both studeuts and faculty, we are aware of the double perils of super and Elmendorf In sum, however, we are hopeful that the evidence of maturation outweighs the threat of anarchy. This is true in part be cause we see a strong new class, a renewed faculty vitality and a new sense of community based on both scholarship and fellowship, and too many diversions can dilute the scholarship. Elmendorf This note, then is one of hope and warning, in both cases directed at our en tire College. It is my nature to dwell on the hope and have confidence that the warning will not go unheeded. If I am ri ght, this should be a good year. It is only you-who are the College-who can determine the outcome.

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Captain Jack y Paul Bunge Reflect ions Upon First Encounters THE RECEPTION LINE "Small cookies!" "I beg your pardon?" "Small cookies ... In the library; small cookies." There, right in front of me, the Director of Public Relations for the whole college was mouthing "small cookies" into my face. I trembled with the implica tion of it all. Having JUSt come off an assembly-reception line where I had at, -and been at by, -thirty adults, I was now being pointed in the direction of tiny tidbits in College Hall. "Uh, .. thank you, I retorted. "Don't mention it. MICHAEL SMITH It was one of those clear, sunny, delightful days that would be very refreshing, were one not worrying about the application of Aristotle's Nicomacbean Ethics to modem man. I was trudging ilieSliOrt thirty miles from College Hall to the Pei Dorms and wondering Just what it was that Dr. Be.I'Jl2ren had really said, when I was JOined by a fetching blond creature who sidled up next to me. "Hi, she purred. "Hi.t' ''See that guy over there?" I watched a boy come out of the Social Science Building. "He's really brilliant, you know. I mean, heevenargues with Mike Smith!" Igasped. That Mike Smith, Chairman of the Student Executive Committee, the leader of the masses, guardian of the college interest, victim of logomania, and keeper of the Bread-Box could be challenged by this bumpkin! The thought was revolutionary. I recalled the first time Mike Smith had met the class of 1972. It was during orientation week. With the veJbal facilityofan inebriated S. J. Perleman, he addressed us: "Members of the class of 1972: It has fallen my ineluctable duty to give you a gnostic introduction to this reparian institution. This is indeed a risible task; the most I can hope for is an adumbrative description of this, my satrapy. In the process, however, I may relieve my pers011al weltschmerz by stunning all of you into I v I a During the week: .Exhibition of paintings and prints by Roberta Balk, director, New College Graphics Studio; Private Dining Room durbg most hours, to Nov. 1. Friday, October 10: New College Board of Trustees .Executive Committee meeting; 9a.m. Private Dining Room, Hamilton Center. A continuing inquiry, "Identityof Man;" subject of first ofseries, "Identity, Youth and History." Colloquy and coffee. Further talks given by members of the New College faculty will examine various perspectives on the problem of identity'. 8p.m. Private Dinin$ Hall, Hamilton Cen. ter. Manatee Junior College Artists s.fries, gala opening: The National Shakespea-e Company presenting "Ma::beth." Students $1, adults 14. 8:15p.m. Neel Aud. Sunday, October 12: Guitar Ma s, with active participation by New College students, sponsored by Ow Lady Queen of Martyrs, for the entire New College community. 4:30p.m.Private Dining Room, Hamilton Center. New College Sunday night film series: "La Strada" and "Dance Chrozmic." 7p.m. Teaching Auditorium, Hamilton Center. Monday, October 13: IS P evaluations due. Manasota 88; 4p, m., Private Dining Room, Hamilton Center. Schola Cantorwn, Novi Collegii, 6:45 p.m. Teaching Auditorium, Hamilton C. Ballet lessons: The Florida Ballet Co., with Miss Jean Spear, wiU offer ballet lessons to the college community for oth men and women. Cost per term: student $15, other $30. 7:30 Music Room. Monday, Octo<>er 13: Senior Life Saving, 7p m. H-1. Asolo Theater film: "The Gre ;tRace; 11 comedy vinatge-car round the world with Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis, U.S, 1967. 2:30 pm, 6S.; 7 & 9:30 pm, 80 Tuesday, Octoer 14; Dance Group for New College students; emphasis on improvisation. Every Taesday till end of term. (phone Sioux von Baeyer at 355-2345. ) Wednesday, October IS Activities in conJunction with national moratorium; see "Notes" SEC, 6:30p.m., Private Dining Room, Hamilton Center. Asolo Theater film: The Kinetic Art, last of a series: "World". Features newest in cinema, 2:30,7 & 9p.m. $1. Thursday, October 16: Senior Life Saving, 7p,m. H-1. New College Natura History fim series: "Place in theSun"--competitionfor one place; "Population .Ecology"-population growth and lim"iting BaboOn Ecology"--the troop; and "BeautifulTree Chisklae"--the role of an acom in territ toriality of Central C:iifomia1s Indians. 7:15 Teaching Auditorium, Hamilton Center. NOTES DANCE FESTIVAL: University of South Florida in Tampa--Lucas Hoving is performing Friday night and Saturday night. Merce Cun ningham in March -13, 14, 21. Don Redlich April 20 and 21. If interested, please see Mimi Win. $6. 00 for all four performances (general public, $12. 00) Transportation may be available if response is not overwhelming-contact Mrs. Sioux Von Baeyer. MODERN DANCE CLASS: Tuesday night, 8:00 pm, music room. .Emphasis on improvisation --school will pay for one half. "Encourages bodily awareness ofthe space aDd non-space in your environment. Greg Bullock, where are you? On Wednesday, Oct.lS, in conjunction with a national moratorium, there williE a series of activities for those in New College and in the local community to express their opposition to the war in Vietnam. There are three phases to the day: 1. Vigils: from noon till I pm there will be a series of six vigils, with local clergy participa-ting, to take place at various locations in the community. Locations will oe announced. 2. Draft counselling: Individual counselling will be held on campus from noon un tillO p.m. 3. Convocation: At 7:30p.m. in the Hamilton Center dining room, Harvard Profess or.Edwin E. Moise will talk on the nation al and international implications of the Vietnam wa-, followed 0y a discussion: Dr. John French is attending the second Public Policy Conference forPsychologists of the A me ric an Psycholog ical Associati on at Williamsburg, Va., Oct. 5-10. Swimming Pool hours until further notice: Monday-Saturday, 8a. m. to lOp. m. Sunday, 10 am to 10 pm. Found: a rather grubby looking pipe, in the vicinity of South Hall, last Friday, October 3. Contact H. Crouch, ext. 324. On Friday, October 17, at 7 pm, Mr. John State will give a lecture and a film presentation on scuba diving in the fish bowl. On Friday evening at 8 pm in the Fishbowl, Mr. Alan Lichensteinwill inaugurate a continuing inquiry into the "Identity of Man. The subject of the initial talk wiU be "Identity, Youth, and History." Further talks, given by members of the New College faculty, will examine various perspectives on the problem of identity. All members of the college community are invited to share in the colloquy and coffee and to take an active part in this series. For further details, contact Mr. Lichenstein at extension 359 or 341. REMEMBER: October 10, 1969 -8 pm. Fishbowl. Several guitarists and guitar instructors are currently needed by local churches and service groups. If you are interested contact Mr. Derrick Head Start Program in Palmetto needs volunteers to staff 175 classrooms and playground facilities. Tremendous possibilities for students interested in education, psychology, sociology, ethnic and racial groups and most importantly --children. Possibility for ISP projects, research, academic leave or simply extra-curricular volunteer involvement. Contact John T. Doyle in .ERO or Ext. 374. Volunteers for the Students Speakers Bureau are being sought u requests for speakers are beginning to flow Into the college's Public Reiations Office. Students who wish to speak before civic clubs, churches, service organizations or other groups and who have not filled out a speaker's form shouldcontacttheP, R. 0. in South Hall. Most of the speaking engagementsinvolve some community contact and often include a-luncheon or dinner. Topics range from New to the individual student's choice. Have you a flair for writing and a concern for social issues? Local author wishes to contact a student or two for assistance on special project. Arrangements will be negotiated on the basis of mutually satisfactory developments. Call Dr. S. M. Duvall --388-3911. catatonia with the circumlocutional wan derings of this pixilated confabulation. I must confess a proclivity to periphrastic volubility. Well, you must forgive this solipsistic persiflage since you are all realiy creations of the mid of John Barth. I sometimes wonder if even I, a true member of the novocollegian cognoscenti, am no more than a nugatory Doppelganger." Thus, ressembling a latter-day H. L. Mencken fallen into a copy of Webster's Third International," Mike Smith introduced himself to New College's newest class. QUOTATION "The most conservative persons I ever met are college undergraduates." Woodrow Wilson CAPTAIN JACK Captain Jack? Why Captain Jack?Wbo is this Captain Jack, anyway? And what is his name doing at the top of New College's [lewspaper? Imtn.ediately a number o{ a 1 tern a t e names begintorunthrough my head. Why not Doctor No? Or Mister Ed? Or Uncle Tom? If we must have Jacks, why can't it be Cracker Jack, Union Jack, or even Apple Jack? If the Catalyst failed to catalyse1 then failing in whatever obscene purpose it as. This is not the fault of the editors. It is, rather, the fault of the con tributors, The first issue contained some excell,ent, thought-provoking articles. It al$o contained some sloppy make:up, pedantry, and a bit of plagiarism. however, is not to assign blame, buttoseek out solutions, The only one that comes to mind is to widen and stimuiate student backing of the paper. Captain Jack can become an impor tant institution in this college only if the students want to make it one. Otherwise, we shall be faced each week with having t> look at hog excre!D!nt for enlightenment. 0 I 0 I 0 0 0 I 0 I 0 o a a o o e o o I would imagine this review to be more orthodox than the previous review in that it is more a demonstration of superlatives than an interpolation or evaluation of the film 1 s statements. The explanation for this is simply that Easy Rider is a superlative demonstration in film zd that the statements straght-forward enough not to require interpretation and that I cannot evaluate the statements. I guess "I got the recollection and the blood of the Lamb." The message issimplythatthe real American spirit is embodied in the .Easy Riders and that there are those who would exploit America, who would destroy the s:me American spirit which made their own present existence possible. Director Dennis Hoppermakesthesestatements with subtle and precise juxtaposition, noiseless but backgrounds, and dialogue (you name I'll throw rocks at it, sheriff). But reilly this messa11:e mezs nothing to the film's quality or anyone's evaluation of it. Hopper has surpassed the mere technical mastery of media; he has actually created a work of :11d Sometimes it seemed that the mythm of the film was much more consistent and appealing than the rhythm of its accompanying music. Hopper created a rhythm even Hitch .. cockwouldhave admited. The film util izes the vectors of mountains, plains, and forests; the cross-motions of stream and highway; and the lighting of sun or campfire. Gimmickry is left behind except for during the acid trip when I'm afraid Hopper was attempting to mow he wa a capable -craftsman in ali forms :md that the beauty ofhisfllm 'Vas not Even so, the acid trip was not quite as embarrasingly self-gratifying as most ventwes of that type. Perhaps the acting is somewhat questionable. I would hazard the guess that the reason Hopper and Fonda came off as vaudevillian comics was precisely because they were actually smoking grass and were actually very stoned.. Fonda bas reported this to be tn.te long before the film came out. The acting of Jack Nicholson was un-deniably the best in the film, but it is also undeniably superb in comparison to any film. Easy Rider is pemaps the anthem of the new American nigget, Do we march to that anthem or issue "parading without a license" citations? No, thanks. We don't have to choose because we "hare our own store-bought. October 9, 1969 GUEST SIGN-IN For everyone's information and safety some cla!ification of the Guest Sign-fu Rules of the Student Code is in order. Every non-student on the New College campus for any reason, no matter how peaceful and friendly, must be signed in as the guest of some New College student. To sigrl in a g\iest, both the guest and hiS host fill in_and sign the guest reg tstratton form. Thts can be done either at the Hamilton Center Reception Desk or in the T. room (adJoining the Laundry Room) inBuilding "A" on West Campus. Since guests may be signed in on either side of the campus, there is no reason for unidentified non-students to be meandering about. The sign-in form includes one section for the school's records. This part is left e_ither with the duty student at the recep tion center, or dropped in the ballot box in Building "A". The other half of the form is a guest 1-D. This the guest carries with him so that the proctor won't throw him off campus. Any student may sign-in as many as three guests on a given evening (or for the week-end), butnomore than three. Hosts are responsible, under the Student Code, for anything their guests might do while on campus while they are signed-in. Abuses and bad faith in use of the sign-in rule will lead to a student losing his right to sign-in off-campus friends as guests. The intent of the rule is simply to prevent pedple of whom no one knows anything from wandering around the campus. Teenie hoppers from Sarasota highs and JUnior highs, out seeking cheap thrills (Ooooo, look at the freaks!), can present problems of various sorts and seriousnesses to the campus community. This is undesirable--it incites local mommies against the college, and encourages curious police officers. Other people come and go as well, however. In the past, real trouble bas resulted from unknowns wandering about. Therefore, it behooves every student to see that his own guests are signedin and that non-students on the have some real purpose for being here and are, in fact, identifiable and accounted for as some student's guest. The Sign-In rules are a part of the New College Student Code, formulated by the SEC. For further details, check the Stu dent Handbook, Student Code Section IVt)Tte Guest Rule. It's on page 21. submitted a proposal.dividing the ARC into two groups; one an ARC consisting only of faculty members, to determine "whether a student should continUe to be a part of the community on ac ldemic grounds, 11 and second a Contract Arbitration Committee, consisting of three faculty members and three students to deal with grievances arising from written contracts. As a further stipulation, the ContractAroitration Committee "basthe right to ovelTule decisions of faculty sponsors only on such grounds as vagueness of original contract or absence of criteria for evaluation of the contract." The current SEC a::tion comes as a re -sult of some feeling on the part of repressentativesthatthe recent defeat by the fao ulty of a proposal to place four students on theARCwasthe result of a "mis-manage-ment of the proposal" rather th :n a reversal of the faculty policy formulated last June. In other business at yesterday's SEC meeting, a motion was approved that Stevm Romero be appointed studentprosecucor. Romero was nominated by Student Court chairman Tim Snyder. The SEC aso puld through undeniable tice make in any case, there should be the possibility of appealing the decision to a higher authority such as the faculty or College Council in disputed cases. Although our opinion can-ies no official power, we feel that our ideas have sound: judicial basis and ful. support of the We hope the faculty will ,:r;ive some coosid eration signed justices of the Student Court. Tim Sm'9tr Alfred Scheinoerg Dan Boehmer Frank Borman Doug Freeman..

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October 9, 1969 By Michael Smith New College has historically been, for the most part, a community with a strong commitmenttothe ideal. Most of our students and many of our faculty were originally to the place by its appeal to idealism in its catalogues and other publications. People usually stay, however, for some other reason; but they usually do not become out-and-out cynics, even though their hope of finding their ideas realized, or even well on the way to realization, has been cruelly disappointed by {acts: the facts of certain adJustments which the institution has had to make, or says it has had to make, to the "reality" of life in Sarasota the fact of tremendous disagreement, sometimes even diame\rical PPPQ sition, in the exegeses of the holy texts of New College made by variow persons, all professing a whole-hearted devohon to those theses the factthatsome people have power, which others do not, and the consequent factthat their views will prevail. It would be futile to list the areas in which our ideals are hopelessly at variance with our experiences; perhaps the most egregious of these, and the paradigm for all the rest is that between the ideal of New College as a unified community of scholars, in which everyone. is engaged in the disinterested pursuit of knowledge and the cultivation of a sort of generosity of S{'irit and depth of vision which only a life of relatively seqqestered meditation can cultivate, and the reality of a community in which many students regard the faculty as terrified, anal-retentive, warped, tyrannical, and ineffectual middle-aged brutes, concerned only with forcing students to sacrifice to the same academic Moloch which has made themselves such deluded, inauthentic monsters of inhumane abstraction, and in which many faculty regard students as by nature shiftless, lazy, mendacious, irresponsible, over-sexed, semiliterate, anti-intellectual academic wetbacks, concerned only to do what the faculty must at all costs avoid: that is, slip through the meshes, crawl under the wicket, take a short-cut, get away with something --whether "impressionism" (which is a faculty idiom for "intuition"), mysticism (ditto for "vagueness" )1 or glibness ("superficiality"). The problem is prardigmatic in two ways: first, i t i s largely the product, I think, of d i s illusione d idealism. '(he h istory of New College as seen through the Domesday Book of the faculty minutes has been one of ever-increasing complexity and minuteness of regulation, based on tb' e growing consciousness of the faculty that if one trusts people, one will occa -sionally be betrayed --until the thicket becomes impenetrable, at which point the Faculty's academic ardor for elegance and simplicity burns it to the ground, occasionally taking with it the seeds of a good idea which might have been made work abie, been trainecl, as 1t were, into a hedge. Thus it was with the language requirement, and thw it was with the entire 0ld Program. From the audent's point of view (which is harder to trace because less thoroughly documented), it seems that the development of consciowness is marked by an increasing disillwionment with the whole idea of the academic life, and its devotion to conceptual, critical thought rationally expressed (the two concepts, by the way, being historically related but not inseparable; a fact which is often forgotten). They tend to take refuge in appallingly simplistic -world-views: the ghastly acid-and-Wesson-oil pseudo-animism of the New Barbarians, the Fine Arts Cop-out ("beauty is truth, truth beauty, all is groovy"), the degree-seeking cynical-prost1tute syndrome ("I JUSt want an A. B. so I can eat.") and innumerabl others: anarchism, the rival fantasy-world of the New Left, Alan Watts, etc. All these are characterized by the fervent repetition of cliches which may once have been platitudes or even truisms but have degenerated into habits. I do not know where the cycle starts. Perhaps the original serpent in the battlefield was the already-formed cynicism of some faculty member or the hard-nosed opportunism of some really philistine student. Likely it was bcch; likely the progress of decay began immediately --per haps even pefore the college ever admitted a student or a ea.peJ failed to materialize. The horrifying thing is that a conception of this kind does contaminate the actual world --much more readily than does an optimistic model; facilis descensus Averno -which is the second way in whi"Clltii1S problem i s paradigmatic; over-reacting to an initial disappointment, we form a narrow notion of how things are in the world, which, with its disposition to entropy, proceeds to degenerate to the level of our vision of it, This then is what has happened to many people's picture of New College; they have entered i t with two kinds of beliefs: first, that there are things that are worth having or at least trying to obtain; second, that things are a certain way.in the world, An example of the first would be the proposision "Intellectual curiosity is a very good thing. An example of the second would be "Almost everyone has intellectual curiosity, and tender lov-ing care and intellectual stimulation will aYlllkeit." As a matter of fact. many people who come here, especially among faculty but also many students, hold one form or another of both these sample propositions, What happens subsequently, I theorize, is that (in the case of faculty) their first experience leads them to abandon the second proposition, though the first remains untouched. Then they begin, I swpect, a process of reasoning which goes much like this: "Not everyone has intel -lectual curiosity, or perhaps many cases need something besides mere dialectical stimulation. How, then, may I know those who do, or awaken it in those who have it not? Well, I know that I have intellectual Apple and the Pie Unk in d Truth by Tom Yori Last September, after a little more than a week ef New College, a first year stud ent from Riverton, Wyoming proclamed in a sign above his bed: "This is NOT where it's at. Although it1shard to believe that someone from Riverton, Wyoming would have a good ide a what h is, within a week, his roommate, a wizened transfer student .from a northeastern lDliversity added "This is so far from anywhere it's at you ctan't even smell it from here. Before the year was out, both had left. And a lot of other people had left. In fact, the most striking thing about New College is not its aca:iemic acheivement; nor is it the intellectual climate--which does not exist. The most striking thing a bou: New College is the groupof people who exist the dropouts and the few graduates, many of whom have also left graduate school,. these people constitute the myths and ghost st"ries of New Coll-ege in actuality As a feature attraction the Admissions people have offered pros pective students the propaganda that here the academe and experiential unite to crea.te a truly significant atDDSphere of reflectlon about Life Their best piece of salesmanship in thl! past has been to convince graduate schools, foundations, and wealthy contributors that the dream is being realized. Butthat'snot it. The remoteness of the academic from the texture of real life forces people into the same positions they must assume elsewhere: either bury themselves in academic work or abandon it altogether in favor of emotive epicureanism. Staying in between is difficult. Whatever academic. a chi eve men t actually tales place here (let's face it, there is some. There must be, somewhere, by ill those invisible people) bas little to do with the iife styfe; tlie feelfng oflife that one brings here from the outside is, if anything, more pronounced here because all Novo Collegians are transfer students from t .he Wasteland. If it refers to a state of psychological pleasure with tbe simple bwiness of existence, then It is certainly not here, and the alleged existence of a positive sense of community and of esteem (I almost said "love") for all members of the community, is as patently phony as a cellophane If it vomes to pass this year that such a community is develope.d, it will be the first time--and desp1te the overall In fluence of upperclassmeJa. More than a n y t h in g else, then, New College experience tends to provide little but a rude awakening to the idea that, as one dropout (B a r b a r a Lawrence) pat it, "Wherever you go, there you are." Some people. believe that It mwt surely exist somewhere eventually half of the people who have far been admitted have left, for one reason or another, to look for It somewhere else. The sweet taste of some mataphysical post-Wasteland apple pie e ludes the New College student. Whoever ts-survive here "mnst learn to tolerate hunger and thirst as a quasi-permanent stipulation of life, for the magic of intellectual enlightenment works in such ob twe manners a to seem nonexistent. In the meantime, the social mUieu m that Page 3 cunosity; so mueh intellectual curiosity', ises, by and large, on which the hierarchy in fact, that I went through a tremendous of scholarly education is alsp raised. In number of courses, credit hours, papers, the contractual program, the student finds examinations, degrees, and otherintellec-that most faculty are more interested in tual forced marches, in pursuit of knowledge. their apprentices than their auditors; 1 ven-Thus I may safely assume that everyone ture to assert further that he will ftnd fac-who is willing to do these things is also ulty unwilling to write very adventurous displaying intellectual curiosity; and per-contracts, because of the threat of being haps that if I make people do all the$e called "impressionistic" or "a dlllettante" thingstheytoowill acquire or awaken their bytheir colleagues. Of course .. the fac.ulintellectual curiosity. Probably, howty has its grokkers and gurus, lts pseudo-ever, the professor is subtly dissatisfied with and its indiscriminate interdis-the mode of education he was forced to cip1inary miscegenators, even as the stu-undergo; and so he is unwilling to reinsti-dent body does; there are not as many of tute it in an undisguised form. Thus we get them, and they cannot be found out by sight, but they are there; and they will no such subtle genius as (in the Old Program) doubt write loose contracts. But rarely the "academic involvement" rule; vague will a student find a serious scholar or a to_prevent anyone's slipping anything profound intellect on the faculty who is past the faculty; but still not overt reversion$ willing to bother with a person whose only to academic conservatism. So we have two kinds of tension: innate contradiction sole and whole motive for appr9aching him in the logical system ("We believe in lib-is curiosity. And (to be fair) the problems eralsm, butwe're damned if we'll let any-will be complicated by students' ,prejudices; body get away with any monkey business!") their world, too, has become narrow in and lack of fit between the idea and the spots. Sop1e of my coevals have thO\I.iht\. world("A B.A. should be a symbol of schol-:hat Anglo-Saxon (for example) is either arly eompetence of the kind which I was a preposterous thing which only a repressed required to demonstrate before I warped lunatic would ever want to study, or come a fully-ordained academicdan. 0). a way to curry favor, or a way to get into The contradiction in the first lies in the graduate school for a Ph. D. and the inevit-fact that if one grants freedom one mwt able Mercedes. There are only a few who be prepared for a certain amount of abwe; really understand how one might study some-in a system in which the possible gains are thing so apparentfy recondite and irrelevant high, the possible losses are usually corre-from the sheer love of it; but 1 dare say the spondingly high. One may be minimized identities of those who do understand would only at the expense of the other. In the surprise many faculty; and that those same second parenthetical proposition the dis-faculty might well be shocked to hear who scoffs at the idea, as beingebviowly a cov-tortion is that the A. B. is not in fact a step er-up for some philistine interior motive, or in the schQ!ar's guild any more. There are some hidden psychological problem. This, all sorts of pressing reasons to get a B. A. ; however, is all guess work. there is no earthly reason why one should At any rate, this has been my experience of have no other option in a place to get it the College: not only do people have aston-than(a)a mediocre state university (which ishing different ideas of what the institution is heli for an intelligent, sensitive, or even be; they also have such dJfferent mildly curious individual) or (b) a sort of ideasofwhat it actually is that one begins scholarly pressure cooker. (Note that I do toJose one's beliefthat the place has any ind-not assert that people should not be edu-ependent existence, and it becomes a sort cated while in college, or thatthey should of CATCH-22fantasy. The problem is espec-get a B. A. for doing nothing but playing ially acute fot anyone who must oscillate for three years --unless, indeed, the play between two or more of the many worlds of of an extremely high order; merely that New College. Sitting up in the snack bar all a real cultivation of sensibility, a real and night, watching the (reaks trip in and out, significant acquaintance with the develop-going to College Council in the morning, ment of culture, a real strengthening of the Faculty meeti ng in the afternoon, and SEC intellect, have never been proved to me to at night, quickly begins to dissociate the inYoke e.ce.ssacil, the,.k.ind..oLacadem,u u t On do no rites-of-passage which real_scholars OWlht New College Is real; one stops caring. One to undergo to obtaitJ their union cards. ). invents a New College of one's own and beIn this connection, by the way, It may be obJected that the "new plan" does provide gins to recruit, from other people's coDeges, an opportunity for JUSt such intellectual students to go there, taculty to teach there, browsing. I maintain that this opportunity is largely illusory; in the "general studies" and(leastsuccessfully)a maidtotidyupthe kind of non-contractual option, the student bathrooms. And almost everybody else is en-expects to find himself free to explore the gaged in the same business; the proliferation pastoral fields and sylvan grots of Academ-of colleges would not be so bad were it not ia; he finds the same old academic rockfor the fact that everybody wants his college pile, broken into smaller fragments of to be the only one. Right now the Faculty which he mwttransmutethree a term into b il ... have the edge, but the situation is pretty bread. For "courses" are u t --even unstable. here, 0 Theophilw! --on the same premeach organism performs his search in isolation, and without offending his neighbor's sensibilities. (A value that somehow seems inimical to the idea of sharing, intelectual adventure, and genuine discovery principally because, in a pragmatic sense, nothing exists unless it exists in the com nunity.) New College students demonstrate as Ouo:: oi their most salient _haracteristics a studied indifference to the people about them and to their ideas. The -most vicious kind of democracy is practiced here: any one, so long as he is nothing, can be accepted as an equal. But this is the fourth week of school, and everybody who hasn't found all this out is learning fast. These bitter mouth ings do nothing but state the case. They offer nodling of a different vision that I may just nave, but that I cannot articulate, for I am not wise. No one is wise; there are only bits of wisdom. Only the bland est, most saccharine statements can offer hepe, such asa Tlie ideal, i11i: 1s to be realized at NeW College, implies an active commitment very active effora to achieve a diffeJ ent life. If one feels passive and impotat in a community of thu size, there 1$ no hope anywhere. Moreover, Nel'F College cannot succeed unless its students learn to forgive each other's stupidities, petty_ habits and shortcomings. It cannot succeed they dare to risk much more and dare to fear failure less. Oct. 15 'throughout Florida aDd the nat ion on Oct. 1s, milliODS of students will boycott claases and attend '}>ecial DJUIJQJ'! ialaervices, will leaflet in shopping centers, will fast or pray or devote the day to study and discwsion of the war in Vietnam. High school students will participate either by not attending classes, wearing black armbands, attending rallies during school time, or ing the activities after school cl01es. CI's wiU be marching and distributing literature. The war it not over. Far from it. Pretest administration timetables speak of 1972'u the earliest date u. S. ground troops could complete withdrawh 11 yean after the 1rt U. S. soldierwas killed. 8 years after the present escalatiOD beaau, and 200, 000 support troop would remain "indefinitely." Almostone quarter die in the meantime, 20,000 of em Americans, if the present rates merely continue. Are we to know nothing but war for the rest of our lives? Are we to pretend for another ten years that we can support a regime that never deserved it? Public opinion means nothingtopoliticians; as long as they can manipulate a pretense of support. When Nixon announces a cut of more than SO, 000 in draft calls, how does he explain the fact that last year's call was296000 and this year's is still 290, 000? One life may mean nothing to the Pentagon and one op"inion may mean nothing to the President, but nothing can be more important to you than your own self-respect. If the members of any society never outRrow the sense of their own impotence, can't proclaim the worth of their opinions and responsibilities for one another, then what hope does that society qave or what does_ the world have that looks for peace to such ill "at lon but sees that an endless still has no end.

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T-e II Will II firstC las By Rob Mallet "Is that the villain I hear arriving?" "Yeah." "Do you suppose I could convince him he bet me money?" "Maybe." "But I probably can't convince him that he's drunk, though. Right?" "Oh, you probably can. "Is he that proud of it?---hey, are they going next door? Incredible ---No, I guess they aren't." "Well, well! If it isn't the man who owes me all the money he's ever going to eam I" "Why? Did you wre'?k my car?" "No, youoweme the money, man. Rememberthe bet we made this aftenmon?" You said you weren't going to get drunk tonight; said we'd bet all the money either of us would ever eam. "No, I don't remember that at all. 11 "Well, that's because you're drunk. (D:) He's not drunk and I'll testify to it." "BW: you're drunk. How can I take the word of a drunk?" "I'm not drunk. Here, find a straight line." "And you'll walk it?" ''No, he'll throw up on it." (R:) "Guess who's coming up?" "Guess who's coming to .. Sidney Poitier?" "The Big L." "The Big L? What for?" "To smoke some of this. (empties random safety pins out of a small jar) "To smoke safety pins! Wow! Hey, how'd you like to come up and smoke SAFETY PINS? Rot your mind, man!" "You guys are going out perverting peo-ple, aren't you?" "Yas. Very bad, no?" "Hey, is this all going on tape?" "Yes it is." "This is your life. "Or what's left of it." "Oh, it probably isn't coming through clearly. But it's coming through." "Everybody be sure tot alk REALLY LOUD so the microphone can hear you." "I'm a narc, you know." "Ah, we knew it all the time." (V. was very quiet.) "I'd like to inquire of a couple of you authorities over there---is she drunk?'' "No, she's just happy. 11 (enter the remainder of the cast) "Justfortherecord, what is y<;>urname?" "J. --aah, are you recording this?" "That's J. from Massachusetts, right?" "And this is K. ?" "There's only one K. on campus. Lots of Stevens and Johns but only one K. 11 (i1'1e never gotten a hangover, i .. ") "Are yourecording all this, you narc?" "David. David, meet the Group." "Who'd a thunk it?" ("try to get me drunk. i am drunk ") (K:) "Hi there; America This is apple pie, motherhood, and the American flag sitting here, smoking dope. 11 "You're getting all this on (K:) "Send it to my parents, I don't care: I offered to turn 'em on. (oratorically) I offered to tum my parents on, inJanu:ry of 1969, and you can quote me on th:t. Mymotherdidn't.gofor it. My father s;id he might be interested, provided I provide him with some literature, to, to ... 11 (L, pleadingly:) "K, cam ltell you something? Ira was matching people simply by their pictures, and he matched me with you because you looked so typically M"'d west-Wheat." U, of L:) Amz ing I She's got this criss-cross thing and if you move the criss-crosses, everything gets tanned, except 11 I wondered when it would get to that. No response. Guess it isn't yet. Good. ("fuck! these matche1 are terrible!") "Look at that. You guys are really trying to snort on that thing and you say no, it's not lit!" "Hey, you've got a balcony. How' d you get that?" "He made love to AI Minter." "Whose room is this, by the way?" "R's, the ghost of R's wife, David's mine sometimes. 11 "Oh, do you sleep here sometimes?" "l haven't yet, but ... 11 (R:) "It's in the future." (L:) "Where1syourroom, ordon'tyouhave ODe?" "I dOD1t have one." "Oh, you really don1t. You just sleep with wboever'll put you up .. (laughter) .. like David Pini. "I dOD't move around quite 10 much.!' "Where does David Pini sleep?" "241. It "Does he sleep with a girl, or a guy, or .. (R:) "Wait a minute, now. Let's not get personal." "Male people, I think." (R:) "He'stheonlygoodAmericanwehave here, he's the oniy one who doesn't sleep with somebody. Of either sex." (L:) God, this is his fifth or sixth year and this is what, your fourth? You're headed to be another David Pini." "Yeah, it's hard to stay away."" "I know it is. I cansee it already. I've been here, what ,a month, and I c :o see it already. ("hey, have you got a lighter") (L:) "I really want to pass three courses so I can stay here, you know, another year." "Actually, I think you have friends in high places, I wouldn't worry about it." "I don't think I have friends in high places. Who do I have?" U=) "God. II 'Yes, God---alias, Dr. Semiosis." "SemiosisJ I'm in two of his classes, but I don 1t say anything. "Yes, well. He was talking aboutyoulong before you got here. "Oh come on. Bosh. How could he?" "From at your picture. 11 "I don't look like my picture. I smile more than my picture." "You look as good as your picture. "I look like a bitch in my picture, so he should give me bai grades. "Well, he's sort of str:nge "They don't grade like that here, really, do they?" lll)b huh. II "New Stage I should be a0le to pass ily. 11 "Yeah, I've watched Frisch watching you." ("semiosis? i slapped him on the face 0t2 night .. "and he loved it.") "Have you seen Semiosis' wife?" "Have you heard Semiosis' wife?" "She's as tall as he is. "Everybody's as tall as he is." "He's very intelligent. 11 "Of course he is. "Hasn't he been offered positions at other schools besides here?" "I'm sure he has." he's gotta be cool if he stays here. "Well, he sort of runs the pllace, and he likes the power. 11 "I don 1 t know about my paper for h urn anities. I'm proving Peanuts is at proper. I really think it is (L:) "I'm getting dizzy." (]:) "Look, you're going to pass out, and he isn't going to carry you ack to yout room. He 1 s going to you to his room by your hair." (K:) "Like hell. I couldn'tevencaay her to my room. (L:) "Hecouldn'tcarry:nybody. Heprob a oly can't even carry himself. (K:) "Well, what are you doing? Jesus Christ, Goddamn you, you're like L smoing hash---she doesn't know what to do with it. ,;1 do so. You inhale it and hold it. "That's what I did. I held one longer than 1 you did. (R:) "You don't know what to do became you're talking. No you don't. Shut up Thisis a ploy. Theyou're-a-bitchthing. Don't fall for it. (L:) "I've got mJl humanities paper done,. and I feel good. (K:) "Peace on earth, good will towa-d men. It's Christmas sea;on again." U:) "I've got one: one hen, two ducks, three squawking geese ... 11 "Hey, is this your ISP, to talk to all the heads on campus, Mallet?" "Is this your 1SP1 you talk to all the heals on campus and bust us all?" "Anybody who'd oe in a lunch line, turn ing in people ... seven thousand Macedonians in full .>attle array ... "Hey, is he really ... "I just did that so I'd leam who everyone _is, see "I noticed you haven't .>een in the lunch line lately. "He's a narc." "Ah, I don't believe it." "You'll find out sweetheart." .. nine apathetic sympathetic dfabet ic old men on roller skates with a marked propensity toward procrastination and sloth ... (L touches K's fingertips. Enjoy it, you "astard.) (K:) "What is this, ire we having a sean::ei' Come back from the dead .. (L, very sincere:) I'm trying to get yout> -stop being so cynical." "I'm not cynical." ("well, it went out right away") ("there's not much left, either") ("well, you knocked it out, for ("ididn1t knock it out. it's gone. i didn't touch it") (L:) "I mean, you've got to feel differently .about people .. I can't really feel the same two people at the same time." ("it must have ueen knocked out when you gave it to me") ("no, it was going when i gave it to you") ("not very well") {L:) ... it'snot. 11\retriednot. lt1sjust a game. It'.s just a game." (K, recites:) r Clouds are not the cheeks of angels, you know, they're only clouds ... "Oh God." "What?" "Rod McKuen. He uses it on every gi r1 "he tries to make. 11 "Lovely, sometimes, but you never can tell. If I had longer arms I'd, I'd push the clouds away and make them hang over the water somewhere else. 11 "Does it work?" "Oh yes, it works. 11 "But I'm just a man who needs clouds and most of the things he'll never have. 11 ("ow it's buming me") ("jesus christ") "Searching forth at thing that 1 s h ardest to find. I've been on the road a long time now, and along the way I've learned a lot of things ... 11 ("okay stupid") "Rod McKuen. "You have to make the good times yourself. Take the iittle times, mliig times, and save the memories of the good timesfor the times that aren't at all .. II (L:) "He gives you a different impression ... "I've never been able to push the clolllh away by myself. Help me, please ... "A different impression of what he is "I xou're selling him short." "He looks a kind person. ("darryl for crissake fuck off") "when you sit or stand, or when vou wli )< or talk, or when you sm i1e, you look a little girl, but you feel like a woman, 11 "That was lovely. You're lovely. He 1 s lovely. (L:) very hedonistic. "I think you're cutting him short. He's a very sensitive human being. (a tube of glue) (L:) "Somebody's been sniffing. They're putting mustard into it (R:) "Get your ass off the floor, K. "What do you want met<> do with my ass, shake it up and down?" (L:) "He's being Dionysian. (L:) "I'm going to pass out right here. I'm feeling dizzy. "Don't .>elieve her. She's oeen saying she's going to pass out all night. "You'vebeenwaitingforhertopass out. 11 "For the record, Kjust puked, but he was very neat aboUt it." "Yeah, we've got it all on tape. (L:) "How could I get so on just one beer and some wine?" "Well, I've got a lot of K. here, on tape and I've had L It's all here." "You'rereallygroovingon us, aren'tyou, m your own w;r?" (K:) "Hello Ma, heJlo Pa, I'm only J le"ed ing .>ut it doesn't hurt. 11 "I swore I'd never get drunk agan." "We1realmostoutoftlpe. Do youhave anything profound you'd like to say?" (K:) ''Would you like to use my Cassette recorder? I've got one in my room. 11 "Ch, no thanks. We're using his, too, see Up there. They're the room. 11 "All over' .. "You guys are dead in this state." "We hare just a few inches of tlpe left." (V. was still sitting quietly) "You've been very quiet tonight. Do you have anything at all to say?" (laughs softly) "No." "You're very quiet. "Not really. "But you have nothing at all to say? 11 "Umm, no. Afraid not." "All right. Are you having a good time?" ''No." Hog excrement aside, CAPTAIN JACK is desperately in need of reporters and editors. Anyone who would be interested in either position, please contact Stu Longman in room 121-1!, or Box #304. Youth Fare: changing Airline youth fares will continue, but not at the current half-price discount. The five-man Civil AeronauticsBO&rd (CAB) decided here this month that while -the fares, which enable persons 12-22 to flystandby at low fair in principle, airlines should be allowed to raise them to 60 per cent of the regula; coach fare. The reason: steep wage more expensive fuel, and higher landing fees have lowered airline prona ively, according to the CAB, and price increases in both promotiona-l ana regUlar discounts are necessary to iocrease revenue, The maJor air carriers offering specia 1 youth fares.:.-A mer i can, Continental, Northwest, TWA, United, Eastern, and Western--are expected to take advantage of the CAB ruling and raise their prices. The new rates will take effect October 1. A CAB sP?kesman said further hearing; will be held on th e "economics" of the discount rate as soon as a court case liroilgnt _by_ TrailwaysBus Systems against the CAB 1s settled. Trailways contends it is discriminatory for there to be :oy discount for youth at all, since adults must pay full fare. The youth fare issue was brought to a head last January when several bus companies, all of which had lost business 01 account of the fares, filed suit to maRe the CAB listen to their arguments that the discounts were illegal. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, agreeing with some of the arguments, ordered the CAB to investigate, and CAB examiner Arthur S. Present sub found the fares to be "un1ustiy d1scr1 mmatory" and in v i o 1 at i on of the Fetleral Aviation Act of 1958. Present recommended the fares be abolished, but the CAB delayed action when protest was registered by tlle National Student Association, the Campus Americans for Democratic Action, the National St dent Marketing Corportaion, and many students and parents who deluged the CAB offices with letters. Three me as u res were introduced by Congress in support of the low-cost youft fares. In its decision, the CAB ded, contrary to Present's earlier findings) that the fares were not discriminatory, but benefitted all travellers. By engendering development of a new market they "have sizably to making modem e qutpment and convenient schedules more broadly available, the CAB. t'aid. "It is clear that youth standby fares have generated a significant aJlX)Unt of new traffic, it said. "The 12-22 years age group is more responsive as a whole to price than is the market as a whole, Moreover, m addition to the short-run generative effect of youth r.ues, the longterm traffic impact also is Bv encouragina nersons to travel by air at an e'arly age, the Ed. Note: Eastem Airlines reports that youth fare rates now "vary widely." Per centage varies with every destination, and may in some cases be in the raDge of 7585" of regular coach fares. This is suppoted to be the case with other maJor lines as well. We sqggest that you re-check your reservatiOJll. Flying home may be more expensive than you think.


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