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Volume 11, Number 5 College To Host U N Debate The Manatee County Chapter of the Unitec.l Nations Association is sponsoring a debate to be held in the Music Room at 3:00pm tomor "'OW, October 23. The topic for the debate is RE SOLVED: The United Nations should be maintained. Speaker for the affirmative is Mr. Thomas P. Hardeman of Bradenton, former Vice President of the United Nations Association for Florid
Page 2 The Catalyst October 22, 196S EDITORIALLY SPEAKING There Is Really Only One Choice Monday < The proposal of the Student-Faculty Committee is now in final form. Over this week-end the students are to read it and make their decision to vote yes or no on Monday. It is to be hoped that this decision will not be made without study and serious consideration. This structure, should we choose to adopt it, is capable of lasting many years. This is true because of the extreme thoroughness with which it has been prepared. If any form of student government is right for New College, then th1s lS 1t. This brings us to another point which we must consider in order to make a meaningful decision about the proposal. Is a structured system necessary or desirable for New College? If the history of student affairs not prove beyond any doubt to everyone's s atisfaction that the answer to this question is overwhelmingly yes, then no mere words we can write here will convince them. Therefore we shall not try. We can only hope that there is no one in the college community who is so blind that he does not realize the absurdity of continuing the pretense of a rational student booy without a rational student government to manage student affairs. However, JUSt ratifying the plan and nominally installing the officers it prescribes will not be sufficient. When we finally do have an organized student government, whether now or later, it will be no more than useless unless it receives enthusiastic, wholehearted support from all members of the college community. If we fail in the area of student government, our failure will have i mplicati :ms on the overall ideal of New College and on the caliber of its student body. As has been pointed out ad nauseam, we have an opportunity before us that has been granted to very, very few others. What conclusions would we be forced to draw about ourselves and our potential for maturity if we were to abuse this opportunity because of petty obstinance or unthinking self-interest? The have pad an oppon,unity to study the proposal and V'! e earnestly believe that it should be adopted--in fact, that be adopted. The alternatives to adoption of this proposal are indeed grim. We hope that no one will allow a minor dissatisfaction with the plan to cause him to cast a no vote. There is provision and there will be opportunity to correct any minor flaw or any part which proves unworkable--although this latter situation is very unlikely to occur. Everyone seriously and genuinely interested in progress for student activities at New College, will vote YES on Monday. Whether the government proposal is a-ccepted or reJected, the StudentFaculty Committee is nearing the end of its service to New College. the plan is approved, the committee will serve until November 2. If 1t not, they will resi_gn Tuesday. The student members of the comm1ttee --Tim Dunsworth, Chuck Hamilton, Dan Jaecks, Anna Navarro and David Pini have devoted much time from leisure and from studies to participate in the proceedings of the committee. The faculty members--Dr. John French, Dean Arthur Borden and Dean Robert Norwine have similarly spent much time after hours. We certainly speak for the entire college community when .we deepest gratitude for their efforts. We hope they can teruunate thetr service with uncompromised success. Selective Service: Part 1 What About the This week anti-war and anti-draft demoiUtrators have made headlines all across the country. President Johnson has called them "the backwater of the slew of despair." These groups are composed primarily of college students. Many have been arrested and some have been hurt. All of them are vitally concerned and emotionally in volved with the issue of compulsory military service. Yet here at New College the question has only been mentioned. In an attempt to find out why and to begin a series on the entire' question of selective service and its effect on students, The Catalyst's Roving Reporter th1sweek looks into some New College student views on the .l r. The following are some of th swers: Question: Do you feel an ohli s;:ation, moral or otherwise, to serve in the Armed Forces? Mike Cassell: No, I don't feel any obligation at all. The only obligation I feel is an obligation to mankind. U I can serve mankind and serve my country too, that's fine. I simply don't think thatserving in the Armed Forces is serving mankind. Bill Powell: Yes, I do. I think that any citizen of a nation who wishes to participate in the franchise of that nation should serve in a branch of the service. Leonard Lewis: I feel an obligation to the society. However, military service is not necessarily the most ideal means of fulfilling this responsibility. Bill Chadwick: lf I can't serve my country in any better way than being in the Armed Forces, such as teaching, working in an important industry or something like this, then 1 see no objection to my being drafted. ChuckHamilton: Yes, but its my own obligation. John Cranor: If jail weren't the alternative to the draft, I'd feel no compulsion to accept it, but since it is, I think I'd prefer the army to pil. .. wait a minute, I might even nrefer Jail. .. Question: Do you feel there is moral basis for opposition to the draft? Steve Hall: Certainly people have a right not to fight if they don't want to, as I can think. of nothing more repulsive than going to war for a cause 1 don't believe in. Michael Moore: No, any moral basis for opposition to the draft is of a highly emotional and blind nature. These opponents of the draft are unable to comprehend what the resultof dissolving' the draft would be. However, others oppose con-Letters to the Editors Letters from readers are welcome. All are subject to condensation. We accept no responsibility for statements made. Letters received after Tuesday at 6:00 p m will be printed the following week. Why I am not; writing a letter to the editors of The Catalyst: I A Statement F rom the Student-Faculty Committee I comply with the current code of consideration, although somewhat sulkily. I have been aware of night noises, but they have not much disturbed my study or my sleep. "They," the powerful peo ple whose identity is somewhat ambiR:uous, have evidently decided that the noises (caused, "they" believe, by excessive intervisitation and liquor) do bother many people and must cease. "They" say "they" will make and enforce rules to control the situation if the .-udents fail to do so. The student community of New College is in a unique position with regard to student participation in its own affairs and the affairs of the college. Students are not merely filler to be incorporated into an existing government structure, but ratherare a majorvoicedetermining the extent of the privileges and responsibilities to be their own. From two months before the New College Charter Class first met at the Landmark Hotel, until this very day, the subJect of student government has been the object of heated controversy. That, along with a rash of crises (self-imposed and otherwise) have provided a basis of realities, attitudes, and directions from whic h to work. The present StudentFaculty Committee is but a small part of a process that has been evolving for the last year, and, hopefully, will continue to evolve. But the time has come, we feel, for the next step to be taken. The MultiPurpose Committee just cannot handle the problems arising today because of their temporary status and informal The President's statement to students was clearly an encouragement of student ar<;eptance of responsibility, but time is fast running out Jor its display. Class still Draft? script because they wish to see a world government with no nuclear arms and the Soviet Union in control. Bill Powell: Yes, I think that anyone who does not wish to serve in the service does not have to, but he should not be allowed to participate in the operation of the government which he refuses to serve. Bill Chadwick: Well, our country has always allowed people to be exempted from the draft if they had a viable basis for their obJeCtion to serving in the Armed l "or ces. I think with the pacificists it's more an intellectual rather than a spiritual opposition. This may be heartfelt opposition, but I don't think it can be used as an excuse for avoiding the draft. If intellectual opposition were a basis for not fulfilling one's responsibility tosociety, then one wouldn't have to pay taxes, go to school, or obey any law at all. Sandi Stewart: Yes, I don't think that people should be forced to encourage actions from the hating side of their personalities rather than their loving. There's enough of this hating element in our actions without artificially introducing it. John Cranor: Yes, as I said, the prospect of getting killed raises (continued on page three) turn into picayune affairs which tend to destroy themselves. The question of intervis1tation has still not been finally resolved. Prob lems continue to arise which must be solved in spite of student disorganization. What the Student-Faculty Committee presents, it must be pointed out, holds not pat answers; it can not. It is meant to be only a basic structural outline. Nor is it the presentation of a particular group. It is rather the culmination of the involvement of every student, professor, and administrator of the College Community. We, of the Student-Faculty Committee ask that the structure pro posal be thought of as one of many steps in a creative process. Fur ther, it must be remembered that creation is not a static and final ized embodiment of dry .words, but rather that the dry words result from and depend on the thoughts and actions of the creators. Or, as the Dean of Students of Haverford College said in a letter to the Student-Faculty Committee: "What seems to be important in matters such as community government is not so much the formal structure but rather more the attitude, ease of communication, and the ease of accessibility that prevail of a given campus. The feeling that everybody, students, fac ,lty, administration, alumni, and board members, have a stake in' the success of a given coliege is the key ingredient in any comt!lun ity form of government. Where this attitude prevails there is usually a great willingness to work co operatively. To create this atmosphere and attitude would, in my estimation, be your most pressing task." That task is not ours alone. Volume 2, Number 5 So I must either spend a lot of time enforcing regulations to which I feel no particular commitment, or see curtailed a freedom which is very valuable to me. It would be foolish to ask the noisy students to play the game by the rules or to beg "them" not to umpire quite so fiercely. Nobody listens lsn't it fun to watch the old shiny might-have-been New College liquify like warmed-over Jell-o and slowly slide away? Rachael Findley Tothesomeone up there who likes us: For the first time in all the months that I've been matriculating at New College, which is longer than I care to remember, I had the very great surprise and pleasure the other day of drinking milk out of a glass that was actually clean and shiny. Needless to say, this great shock left me utterly senseless, even so far as to renew my hope against hope (hope springs eternal etc. ) that perhaps, rna ybe the food would also improve. I was rather rudely brought back to reality soon afterward however, when we were homemade chicken-noodle ;oup .. without the water added, Oh, well, thanks for the clean glasses anyway. Daniel Jaecks October 22, 1965 Published weekly by students of New College, Sarasota, Florida Charles Raeburn, Tom Todd Edttors .................. Business Manager ... Richard Waller Advertising Manager .... Jerry Neugarten P od M Betsy Ash r uct1on anager ...... Circulation Manager .......... 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October 22, 1965 I 0 I I I I I I I .. \-, 1., I I I I I I I I I .. I have seen relatively few films and am not acquainted with many great directors, yet I am certain that and hjs films rank v .E:rv near the top in both categories. AparaJito, this Sunday's film, is the best film we will see 1 this term. It is the second film Ray directed and the second in the trilogy of films about the ndian boy Apu. It is best, however, not to look at the film in this 'context. One should not merely try to follow the story of Apu, for this is not Ray's primary concern. He is not showing us actors telling a story, but people, living and reacting in a world uniquely Indian and yet completely tniversal in its meaning. Thus, those who complain that Ray's films are often too slow moving fail to see that they move 'on a different level, his people live not in events, but in themselves. Indeed, when seen in this the first half of Aparajito and all of Pather Panchali are the 1 story not of Apu, but of his mother. It is her suffering we feel at the loss of her daughter and husband, her weariness in the unending drudgery of her life, and her profound and moving loneliness when her son finally leaves her. Only when he is old enough to enter college, can Apu share our interest as a personality. Yet Ray' s simplicity 'and fresh 'perspective should not be confused' with lack of sophistication. His e xquisite camera work and his faS cination with motion and lighting, notably trains and water, show an experienced understanding of the capabilities of the cinem a His use of music is unequalled. The i stunning and su btle accompani-1 ment of Indian music is perf e ctly c oordinated to the film and ess e n tial to i:he way e xquisitely conveys emotion. Its shrill juxtaposition with the graceful rise of 1 the pigeons at the death of Apu' s 'rather takes us to a height seldom reached in films, for to attain it, one must first reach that complete lack of pretention which few directors other than Ray have achieved. Fern and Leger was also interested in motion. He produced _Mecanique." "Rallct is nothing but motion. i swing. Bottles dance. "]'.. d lt'L: Mecanique" was a "masterpiece of surrealism. 11 must. withstand the test of time. Some' pass Some don't. It didn't. Fortunately it is shown at 6:45. "Zombies of the Stratosphere" is shown at 6: 30. Even dancing bot. ties look good after that. A preliminary list of films has been drawn up for next term and includes works by Fellini, Berg man. Ray, Antoniani, Welles, and Corteau. I should like to thank all those who returned questionnaires; several of the films suggested were adopted. TJ, committee which selects the films is the same group which writes the program notes each week, and consists of Karle Prendergast, Bobbie L1ther, Bruce Guild, John Cranor, .Ted Schumaker, and myself. I I (continued from page two) some. interesting mot:ll tiuestions. Question: How should self-admitted draft-dodgers and people who destroy their draft cards be dealt with? Michael Moore: Were I to be; drafted and sent into battle, I want no ersatz soldier who is nursing a "conscript syndrome to cover me. I would prefer 011e wbo is willing to fight. TherefNc, I hl' lieve that no penalty of induction shoulg imposed upon the socalled draft-dodgers, but rather: they be fined or imprisoned or. both. Steve Hall: These are no doubt the best people to put into the administrative tasks in the Armed Forces. Many positions in the Armed Forces are not fighting po sitions and can be well served by these people. In other words, these people should be apprehended and put into the service, but not in combat positions, as they wouldn't make good fighters anyway! I .. Steve Hendricks: We 11, there's a difference between conscientiously objecting on moral grounds) aQd draft-dodg_ing in tqe law. The law makes provi .... sion for conscientious obJectors' I If a person intentionally defies the] law, heshould expect punishment. The people who are burning their draft cards as a form of protest do so knowing they'll have to be arrested. If they're not, the whole system breaks down. Chuck Hamilton: The people who destroy their draft cards--1 think they shoul d be drafted. I respect their moral obligations tot t h e m selves, but I also r espect the law. I suppose it' s s t ill an open questio n w hether law o r personal _morality should win _out. Sandi Stewart: Well, they've broken a law; they should be penalized for it. It's a legal and nor a moral question. Mike Cassell: If they burn their draft cards, give them another one. If they burn it, you can keep on1 giving him draft cards until you realize that you have no business asking him to fight in an army. Question: Do you have any suggestions for changing the present draft system? Should it be abolished? Bruce Guild: Well, it's apparent that the draft will never be abolished as long as we're in a position of having to have an army ready to defend our interests. If there were a way to solve world problems without fighting, then we wouldn't need an army and we wouldn't need a draft. Bill Chadwick: No, I don't think the draft should be abolished. I The Catalyst think it could be used less but not abolished. I dothink the age they draft people should h e lowered. Unless people' have a reason not to be drafted, they should be inducted JUSt after high school, before they have a chance to become settled. Leonard Lewis: No, it should notl be abolished, for very obvious rea sons. However, some changes should be made: (1) accepting the proposition of a dratt, 1 it should be universal, i 1cluding both men and women; (2)the older eligibles of any draft group should be commandeered first; and (3) as much as it may hurt, I feel that 'the position of student deferment should be thoroughly re-evaluated. Mike Cassell: Yes, it should be abolished. The maintenance of defence in peacetime should be the responsibility of a professions force. Therefore, I think pay scales ought to be raised in order to induce people both to enlist and to re-enlist in the Armed Forces. The cost of training new men for the more specialized JObs in the service I could be saved by simply making it economically feasible for the already trained people to remain. NEXT WEEK: Part li, How militlry service has affected those who have experienced it. Suggestions Taken At Gov' t Meeting Students made suggestions concerning the proposed organization of the New College Council and Student Executive Committee at a poorly-attended meeting called by the Student-Faculty Committee, Tuesday night in the Music Room. The two committees set up under the perman<'nt ROVemm e n l plan will replace the Multi-Purpose Committee. The meeting's purpose was to give the S-F Committee suggestions which could be into the proposal to be voted on Monday. Ballots will b e distributed to stu dents via their mail boxes. Student -Faculty Committee Chairman Chuck Hamilton explained the purpose of the College Council as a group which will be able to mediate difficul. ties between any members of the. communities. The Council authority is entirely determined by the President and will probably depend on him for its prestige. The President has agreed that the Council shall handle expulsion. STAFF MEET-INGS There will be two meetings for all. members ofThe Catalyst staff. The one tonight will be in the South Room at 6:15. The otker will be in the barn Monday afternoon at 4: 15. All current members or those interested in JOining the staff please attend both meet ings. N e w Addi t i on t o _Dining Fac ilities After one and a half months of ork, the new dining room in College Hall is complete. It will be used as the main reading room in the library when Hamilton Court is completed next August. Earlier this year Sarasota architect Edward J. Siebert was hired to design a room in keeping with the basic design of College Hall. The total cost was $28, 000. The federal government provided one-third 1 as an educational grant and New College put up the remaining funds. The federal grant stipulates that the room be used for the library. Page 3 ,_') if: : .; --; :clef ;) notes } By KenJl Oda JAZZ Miles or Diz? Paul Desmond or Cannonball Adderley? John Coltrane or Stan Getz? Each year at about this time Down Beat magazine, "the bible of the jazz industry," conducts its Readers' Poll to dclt!rminc who are the most popu hr in J azz. This year readers are asked to vote in as many as 25 categories, three more than last year. ( ")azzman of the Y ear" and" Record of the Year" are new categories; in addition, arrangers and composers are now given individual categor ies, wh.erea s in previous years they were combined. ) The deadline for ballots is October 31. Somewhat more popularly-oriented than the Down Beat poll is that of Playboy, the voting for which was completed October 15. lh the ) Oil, readers vote to place musicians on the "Playboy All-Star jazz Band. Thus, one is allowed to vote forfour trumpeters, four trombonists, two each of alto and tenor sax, etc. as opposed to the one-vote-per-category system of the Down Beat poll. There are as many music polls as there are music magazines, but the two mentioned are the major ones in the jazz field. Polls of any kind hold a peculiar fascination for the uninitiated, or, more accurately, the somewhatinitiated. I still remember how in the first few weeks after I had become interested in jazz I would listen attentively to the radio, comparing and evaluating, enthusiastically pursuing the problem of "Who is best?" My opinions were, of course, in a constant state of flux, as I continually became ac quainted with new musicians. <;till, one tak.es pleasure in the role of the sophisticate. I would anxiously seek out other semi-informed Jazz fans and proudly state my opinions. Since the whole thing was a matter of opinion, and since we had a very shallow knowledge of the music form, there was no basis for intelligent argument. In the final analysis, we were simply taking part in some esoteric name-dropping. Once I had leaned there was such BENTON HEADS w PALMER POW ELL BANK ln last week's edition The Catalyst erroneously identified New College Foundation Board Chairman Benton W. Powell as President of General Telephone Company. The story should have identified Mr. Powell as President of Palmer National Bank. Mr. Fred Learey, Vice Chairman of the Foundation, is President of General Telephone. Completed POLL S a thing as Down Beat magazine and, consequently, the Down Beat Readers' Poll, however, opportunities an<;! name-dropping increased many t1mes over. Here I could compare opinions with thousands of other pzz fans, the great maJOrity of whom were more familiar with the subJect than I was. (For example, I' d say to a friend, "Boy, did you see where 279 peo ple voted for Myron Schmuck as his favorite organist? Gosharootie, are they out of it!) However, I soon became disillu-' sioned with readers' polls. The taste of the general public seemed too unsophisticated to me, as I had quickly attached myself to the avant garde of pzz. I therefore looked for something better and I found it--the Down Beat International Jazz Critics' Poll, which, as the title suggests, is a poll taken among established jazz critics. Be cause the number of ballots re-1 ceived is much smaller than thatl of a readers' poll, it became fea sible to institute a much fairer and more comprehensive voting system. This system included the use of two general classes, one for es tablished musicians, the other for "those deserving of wider recognition. In addition, the critics are not limited to one vote per category, but they have three, with their first choices worth three points, second choices two, and their third choices one. At any rate, the Critics' Poll is an attempt to balance the "who is most popular" of the Readers' Poll with the question "who is best," although in actuality all it really does is establish who the critics' favorites are. Still, the need for a more knowledgable and ObJec tive evaluation of jazz talent than has been provided by the general public was felt e lsewhere. rlayboy also has a second JaZZ pol on ly this one is conducted not among critics but among the musicians themselves. But the question remains--why? Of what practical use is a poll of this type. Other than to satisfy man' s natural curiosity and ego, I can think of no really worthwhile reason for conducting a music poll. How can one really sit down and compare Coltrane with Getz and say which is the better pzz tenor saxophonist. Their styles are so different; what they're saying is so different. Thus, the only valid judgment would have to be a subJective one--of, by, and for each individual. Depending on the way one looks at it, then, either the public polls or the professional polls can be considered the more "accurate." However, neither can be said to be totally worthless. I said that perhaps the only worthwhile purpose for a music poll I could think of was to satisfy man' s curiosity and ego; I think that' s reason enough. NEXT WEEK: My personal likes and dislikes in jazz Memorial Scholarshi p I Established For Held A memorial scholarship fund 1s being established in honor of Ted Held. Last yearTed hitch-hiked toNew College from his home in Salt Lake City, Utah, to ask to be admitted to the Charter Class. [ !e had been denied admission here because of lack of space, but after J,is arrival here, he was admitted d.S the JOist member of the Charter Class. Ted was killed September IE he was returning to ew College when the car he was driving collided with a school bus in Okla homa. The colonnade of French doors separating the area from the main lobby is to remain, but will be 1 open at all times. Seating cap acity is one hundred. Originally the fountain was to be removed, but at the request of the class of '67 it was retained. RENOVATION COMPLETED, new dining room opens its doors to hungry students. Students wishing to contribute to the memorial fund should sec Mrs. Hall 111 the Admissions Building.
Page 4 M P's E lected (continued from one) government proposal is approved. Quiet hours have been established to begin at 11:00 pm weeknights and 1:00 am on weekends. This, Cranor explained, is not a rule but a consideration request for those who want to sleep or study. Cranor further suggested that a Student Activities Fund Committee be instituted to direct the spending of the $15 fee charged all students for this purpose. A Social Activities Committee was defeated by voice vote. A question was raised concerning the moritorium P'etition. Dan Haggarty, speaking for the petitioners, said that they would wait until the new student government was formed befpre taking further action. President John Elmendorf and Dean Robert Norwine have been concerned about certain disturbances. Cranor suggested that if stu-ents didn't assume responsibility, someone else who might not be so flexible would assume it for us. 11W ild parties, said Cranor, "will have to stop. Discretion is a nice word. Discretion and responsibility--because its either us or them." Nominations for the new class representatives were accepted from the floor. After ten names, the nominations were closed, only to be reopened by general consent. Five more names were accepted. By show of hands, each person voted five times to cut the list to ten: David Allen, Denby Barnett, Steve Hall, Frank Lary, Leonard Lewis, Kenji Oda, Laurie Paulson, Vicki Pearthree, Judy Segal, and Gary Williams. The new class let all members of the old class present vote, to avoid artificial class distinctions. On tpe second ballot. each person voted twice. Oda was the favorite re-...:elvtng4fu vuLt:::>. J.l.(; ..,Q.., follo,;ed by Allen with 35, Barnett 31, Segal 26, and Williams 24. EXPERIMENT SUCCEED S may be made in other ways also. Letters expressing opinions on campus or non-cam pus 1ssues have been extreme-ly scarce in the past, but are necessary if the newspaper is to reflect the totality of student opinion. The paper' s advertising response has been quite encour a ging, thus the s uccess or failure of this publicat i o n rests mainly on the college com munity. W e encourage you to react to the new Catal yst. thing s go better WIth Coke Sarasota Coca-Cola Bottlers The Catalyst ON CAMPUS With L awrence Paulson There are a lot of letters I should write. There are a lot of people waiting to hear from me, but it may be a long wait. Because they want to hear my impressions of an educational experiment, my opinions of New College, want me tc. distill for them the essence of this place, and I really don't think I can. How do I tell the people from my staidly suburban town about the excitement? About being on your own and having to work JUSt the same, of making choices and plans and schemes and seeing what works best, and hoping you have time for some things and knowing you must for others. How do I describe the fear and elation of engaging in fields of study whose existence you had only dimly perceived before? Of attempting to scale vast mountains of scholarship, and only seeing the mountain enlarge you ascend. Of the imagined horror of not being able to comprehend, and the delight of seeing something become instantly, beautifully clear. How can I say all this? How do I tell my friends at Harvard about fountains and courtyards and trees, water birds and Spanish moss, and a single palm tree against a perfectly blue sky? How can I relate to someone from an institution covered with tradition, that is itself a tradition, about starting from the beginning, creating things that should be there, perhaps seeing tradition.> spring from your own efforts. To a world of .znonuments erected by paS!: alumni associations, can I delineatE' a new foundation? Can! even de tbe bulletin boards? At Yale, I shall ask, is there a dining patio to eat and watch the evening sun over waters, and a fountain in the midst? Is the aduption of printing by a school newspaper a momentous event, and a footoall game a rarity? And people at Amherst don't stand on their own balconies amid green plants and watch, and suppose, and contemplate a direction no cne is completely sure of, but all look to with So would they know, if I told them? There are other things that go into the making of New College-:n1ai:nly ST. ARMANDS KEY SARASOTA FLORIDA impressions, perhaps, but vital, and since we see them together, inseparable. People in the courtyards, small groups on a weekday evening, quietly talking. The brilliant Florida sun in mid-morning, a slight breeze from the bay, a warm eternal summer. The stairway to the library, marble steps and a feeling of significance. The Music Room, dark, a little cold, but an appropriate room, and its gargoyles on the fireplace representing a borrowed tradition, because we need a little, to give ourselves place. Reminders that this was a house, once: an empty swimming pool, urns and statues, and the parts of the retaining in the water that the crabs crawl over. The road to the airpott, broader than it needs to be, and the barracks that surround the dorms. A cool, rainy morning, with men fishing in the bay. And the people who know you, and the people who one day will know you. Things which are even harder to express. So on a Sunda v ni!Zht with star:< and books and brief designs, and soft hghts, perfections and gross imperfections, I saluted my friends and relatives, those waiting to hear and conceive. I had things to do, and obligatio:1S of my own. shouted and there was distant music and I smiled. I'll send The Catalyst, write pa.tcards, mail quotations from the catalogue, give you my courses, the names of my instructors, the cost of the books, the temperature, my health, my financial status. I'll tell you all these things, and hope you are content. But if you should want to know more, to plunge deeply and draw forth the spirit, if, in short, you want to know what New College is, I'm sorry. If I knew, if I even thought I knew and thought I could exoress it. I would turn away with my knowledge toward the' October afternoon and keep it for myself. ELLIE'S B OOKS AND STATIONERY Complete office suppliers 1350 Main 955-3515 --P h o n e : 388-3281 t YOUR BOOK AND RECORD CENTER C ollege Conc e rt (continued from page one) Symphony, which is un<:ler the direction of Mr. Wolfe. His initial work as conductor was with the New Chamber Music Society in New Yolk. He was concert master and assistant conductor with The United States Air Force Symphony Orchestra, then he conducte d the Bronx Symphony Or chestra, the Young Men's Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Mandolin Symphony Orchestra. In 1963 Mr. Wolfe was one of ten conductors chosen from a group of one hundred by Dr. Steinberg to work with the Pittsburgh Orchestra at the Major Symphony Orchestra Workshop. He has appeared as guest artist with the Budapest String Quartet and is first violinist of the Silvermine String Quartet in New Canaan, Connecticut. Mr. Abra-n was chosen by famous British composer BenJamin Britten to present his "first Piano Concerto"; he also gave the Americal1' premiere of another British piano concerto, "Concerta Quasi una Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra, by Arthur BenJamin. He introduced "Rhapsody in Blue" and the "Concerto in F" to Holland. Mr. Abram premiered the brilliant Britten work with the Utah State Symphony in Salt Lake City and performed it as guest soloist with some of the most important sym-October 22, 1965 phony orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Port land and Houston Symphony Or chestras. Mr. Abram is now professor of piano at the University of South Florida in Tampa. Student Act o r s (continued from page one) other people's emotions. Good actors nave a compulsion to exper ience things that others expenence. They're constantly observing peo ple. In fact, I think psych maJors make the best actors An artist himself, Steve is quietly aware of the pressures of an actor's emotions. "Artists are generally unstable. They've got this tremendous drive to express themselves. If they don't get the chance, they get packed away in asylums. It takes dedication to be an actor. It takes someone who is willing to let go ot everythinF; else on earth." He spoke feelingly of the personal defeat an actor when a show folds or his part goes unrecogni:ted. But just as the pains of acting are intensely personal, so are the glories. To ActorHendricks the charisma of acting can be stated in simple terms. "You feel," he says with :-.touch of awe, "that you've expressed yourself. When you want to quietly jet away from it all, head for Yamaha country-and take a friend The Yamaha Rotary Jet 80 is just for fun--and the Going s Great. I too expensive to buy? Try a rental. .. 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