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Student eaves College, Makes Critica l Appraisal Pat Tarr, a member of the first-year class, left New College recently for another school. At the request of President John Elmendorf, Tan' prepared a statement of his reasons for leaving. President Elmendorf has released this statement to TI1e Catalyst with an introduction expressing his views. The President's introduction follows: Introduction by the President "A New College student of great promise has JUSt left school. He left reluctantly, disappointed in what had been an opportunitywhich seemed to him fitted to his abilities and his needs. At the time of his departure, he made a thoughtful statement of his reasons for so d oing. It is critical of both students and administration, but his leaving is a fact and his reasons are facts. As president of ew College, I a m concerned that we evaluate facts, both pleasant ones and unpleasant ones. There is much to weigh in what Pat Tarr has said. We exist for high purposes, but we canneverattain our ends if we are afflicted by disease, either intellectual or social. I hope the entire ew College community will read well what follows, consider See Editorial p. 2 its source and its implications, and then JOin together in whatever effort is needed to remedy such ills as rna y be d agnosed. The measure of a healthy body is its resistance to disease. If we are so ill that students such as Pat Tarr cannot survive, it is lime we sought a cure. 11 A Statement by Pat Tarr ''My current decision to withdraw from New College has been based on a number of factors. It is important that no one factor prompted rny decision. I will try to be complete in citing my reasons. 1. I do not like the general academic atmosphere at New College. There -does not seem to be any real concern on the part o f t h e students t o 1 e a rn what the pro f e s sors have to offer. 2. Contrary to popularopin-Tarr ion. here, I do UQ1: believe freedom means the establishmerlt of no rules. For me freedom is partly the responsibility of adhering to certain rules. I feel the rebellion against any rule is turning one's back on responsibility. 3. I do not agree with the administration's policy concerning dorm life. The atmosphere in which public laws can be broken is obv1ously provided for the students. I feel the administration has not significantly discouraged this practice. 4. I feel a traditional school has more to offer to my personal preferences. More precisely--structure, more frequent testing, school spirit, etc. 5. I would prefer to worl< summers--putting myself through college as much as possible. 6. I experienced minor sched u-ling difficulties. 7. I wouldprefer a school closer to home. 8. Since I haven't had any tests I don't really know if my self-discipline is adequate 1n New Col(Continued on page 3, column 2) Members of the New College Fine Arts Institute visit lege. President John Elmendorf, far right, serves as host. The faculty members are, left to right: Syd Solomon, Larry Rivers, Conrad Ma.rca Relli, and Philip Guston. Artists Lee A Asol T ure r Works of Larry Rivers and Philip Guston were featured in slide-showings presented today and yesterday, respectively, at the Asolo Theater. Both artists are members of the New College Fine Arts Institute faculty. Mr. Guston, who achieved his success originally as a figurative painter, is now considered to be a leading abstract expressionist. He has won two slide programs were therefore the Prix de Rome, a grant from special "classes" for students at the American Academy of Arts and tht:: institute. The public, how-Letters, and a $10, 000 grant from ever, was invited. the Ford Foundation. Guston has Other members of the institute's taught at the Uuiversity of Iowa, faculty are: Afro, James Brooks, Washington University, New York Conrad Marca-Relli, and Syd SolUniversity, and the Pratt Institute. oman. The Fine Arts Institute was created by New College as an adjunct to its own program of undergraduate liberal arts and sciences. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for advanced painters to work in class situations with today' s leading contemporary painters. Rivers, too, paints in abstract. He has done much experimenting with form and is known as an "ac tion painter. 11 Rivers is a former jazz musician who turned to the pictorial arts in 1945. He has designed play sets, worked in welded metal sculpture, and has also done lithographs. Mr. Guston's term for this year as instructor at the Fine Arts Institute ends this week, and Mr. Rivers is scheduled to begin the next. The Was Shakespeare Really Marlowe 1; Scholar To Speak At Forum Tonight Tonight's rorum speaker will be Mr. Calvin Hoffman, who will present a case for Christopher Marlow as author of "Sha1iespeare1s11 plays. Mr. Hoffman, a resident of Sar asota, is renowned for his research intothe backgroundof Marlowe, a near-contemporary of Shakespeare. Hoffman believes that Marlowe actually wrote the so-calledShakes peariandramas, and he has data to docwnent his beliefs. Student payroll checks, which will be issued Monday, are symbols of the Business Office's new accounting system which has been made possible by the purchase of a Burroughs 1500 accounting machine. Jane Garman, shown at the machine, 1s being tra.ned in the mll.rry cp erations it performs. Students, faculty, and guests are invited to the Forum (which will begin at 7 p.m. due to the later dinner hour) to listen and to refute orreaffirnl Mr. Hoffman's conclusions. Mr. Hoffman has writ -ten a book, now published, which explains his findings in greater detail. According to Mr. Charles C. Harra, Controller, all college accountmg functions will be programmed on the machine by March. Mr. Harra praised Jane's ability with the machine saying, "She seems to have a real flair for it. No specifics were given, but Dr. Arthur R. Borden hinted that the forum topic "promises to be a very interesting debate. COl.J.L'> v" <;.,... MAY > US R'l euschatz wns s 'I 0 v In Literary Contest Cimino 2ndi Salisbury 3rd First-:year student Michael 1 euschatz is the winner of $40 first prlle 1n The Catalyst-sponsored literary contest for his one act play God of Limbo. Glenda Cimino, second-year student, was awarded $20 for her poem 11 The Sower. 11 Luke Salisbury's short story "Cold Pastoral," Art Institute To Fete Staff New College's Fine Arts Institute will hold a reception for its staff of instructors this evening at the John Ringling Towers, headquarters of the institute, beginning at 5 pm. The faculty includes: Afro, James Brooks, Philip Guston, Conrad Marca-Relli, Larry Rivers, and Syd Solomon. Mr. Herbert Stoddard, instructor of painting at New College, spoke of the reception as a "champagne opening party." Marking the reception will be exhibits of works of each of the faculty members. The public is invited to view these paintings. The Fine Arts Institute student body consists of advanced painters who seek the opportunity to study with leading contemporary artists. In add it i on to weekly painting c 1 a s s e s, students of the institute may attend a series of 1 e c t u res, slide-showings, and exhibitions. 69ersTum e To Slick Foe by Phil Bu.an.i..ug The 69ers bit the dust, but will roar back next week looking for blood. Due to a brilliant New College defensive effort, American Oil was held to only 52 points last Wednesday night. Through an oversight, however, the 69ers scored only 44. A twinkling performance was given by ubiquitous John Cranor who was virtually all over the court: stealing passes and making baskets. After the game American Oil voted Cranor the most valuable player of the game. Leaping Larry Alexander scored 24 points in the melee; the other four players combined to score 20 points whenever Alexander saw fit to let them shoot (as a matter of statistical interest, Alexander shot 27 of the 56 times the team shot). Cheering was unusually boisterous for a New College game, the spectatorbeingjoinedbythe four players on the bench. Coach Peter Odell, when questioned after the game, had this to say, "The movies at the Fl)cing CluQ were great 11 A WHOLE NEW LANDSCAPE won the $10 third prize. Miss Cimino also entered another poem, "In the Glare of Rational ity," which the Judges felt should be awarded honorable mention. Contest Judges Dr. Arthur R. Borden, Dr. Robert Knox, Sam Treynor, Thomas Lawson and Charles Raeburn extend their congratulations to the winners, as do the editors and staff of The Catalyst. Neusc.hatz's play was the culmination of work done during the recent independent study period. Salisbury, who is a first-year student. also worked on his Neuschatz entry during the study period. According to Raeburn, who co ordinated the contestforThe Catalyst, "Final decisions of the judges were made quite difficult due to Cimino Salisbury the really high quality of many of the more than thirty entries submitted in the contest. This quality certainly indicates that an annual literary contest will be an exciting and worthwhile tradition at New College. 11 Synopses of the first and third prize winning entries and Miss Cimino's poems are printed on page 3. The length of the play and the short story unfortunately prohibits printing the-:r. ;l" t..l,.eir entirety. Gorfein To Present Psychology Study Dr. David Gorfein, Assistant Pro fessor of Psychology, will read two of his papers before the members of the Southeastern Psychological Association at their convention in New Orleans March 31 and April 1. One paper is on methodological study in attitude change. The study for this paper was conducted under a government grant while Dr. Gorfein was at East Michigan. The other paper to be presented is on "Meaningfulness in Serial Verbal Learning with Pronunciation Controlled." Sixty four New College students were subjects for research in this area. Results of the test indicate that the part played by meaningfulness in serial learning is reduced when the effects of pronunciation are considered. earnest this week on Phases II and II 1/2. A great number trees were uprooted to make way for,Hamilton Court, the planned student activities center. Several trees were saved when the construction area was moved some eighteen feet.

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Pag e 2 Editorially Speaking A Student GoesWill We Learn? Pat Tarr1s evaluation of New College, for in effect that is what it is, touches nearly every segment of the college: administration, faculty, students. President Elmendorf has stated what must be the thoughts of everyone genuinely interested in the welfare of ew College. "I hope the entire New College community will read well what follows, consider its sources and its implications, and then join together in whatever effort is needed to remedy ills as may be diagnosed." Students should take special notice of the first two points of Pat 1 s criticism, He is not completely correct. Most students do have a real concern to learn what the professors have to offer. Perhaps they do not always perform at their maximum level of capability, but they do want and work to learn. Similarly, not all students believe that freedom means establishing no rules. Most are willing to fulfill the responsibility that is necessary for a meaningful college career. However, the fact remains that these attitudes which Pat points out are sufficiently represented here to cause him to leave. From Pat's profile, it is obvious that he could have been a very valuable asset to the college community. We all regret his going. But the real misfortune will come if we, the students, and the other segments of the college as well, do not move immediately to correct these unquestionably undesirable aspectsofour community. These attituctes of unconcern and irresponsibility may prove to be the cancers which slowly destroy the value of ew College. The academic atmosphere is largely the responsibility of students. Even teachers of greatest quality cannot create a positive atmosphere without students who devote nearly maximum effort to the learning process. Even more so is the ever-prominent question of freedom and responsibility. The SEC has made several appeals to the students to cooperate in the maintenance of discipline as a student concern. But these appeals, made by the students' elected representatives have gone largely undeeded. Drinking and other flagrant violations continue and increase despite these appeals and despite some rather unsubtle hints and warnings from the administration about the consequences of continued viol at ion. Whereas only a few students ultimately may be directly affected by dismissal from college for disciplinary infractions, all students will suffer if this is allowed to happen. We must actand.actnow to repair the dama-ge already don and to prevent further damage to the ideal of student responsibility. The most obvious and direct action is simply to cooperate with the SEC in the observance of those few rules we have. And once this step is taken, we can then finally accept, fully and actively, all the personal responsibility we are offered --and we can demonstrate all the maturit) which is expected from us, indeed, which we must expect from ourselves. Needed: A PlaceT o Practice The first love of every mus1c1an is, of course, to play. There's nothing quite like getting together with a bunch of other cats and then stomping away. Sadly, the opporttmity to jam is one of those things that are scarce if not nonexistent here at New College. lnhigh school (mine at least) kids were in many cases allowed to join the school band after as little as a semester's playing experience. These were novices, certainly not ready for concert, but playing group is the best way to develop a musical sense once the basics of techniqtre have been learned. What's more, it's fun. Many New College students play, or are interested in learning to play, musical instrwnellts. Sev eral play with such organizations as the Florida West Coast Symphony; but what of those who lack either the time or experience to play in such formal company? At home, it seemed relatively easy to find a few kids who wanted to play and a place to go. Here, it's difficult. The rooms in the residence hall are not soundproof enough to allow for jam sessions, even in the third court. Noise thunders out and someone is bound to be interrupted from studies or sleep. The problem will be compounded by the addition of 100 students next fall. clef notes Oda The barracks are certam1y not inviting. There's alwaystheBarn across the highway, but who feels like playing after lugging a drwn set a half mile? Apparently there has been no pro vision for a music practice room ir the plannedHamilton Court, This is supposed to be a student activities center; perhaps one answer would be to install such a room. If this isn't possible (I don't see why it shouldn't be ), then perhaps a very near barracks building could be fixed up for such a pose. This wouldmeandriving out the rats, setting up lights, putting in a piano and some furniture, providing basic security meastn"es (a lock on the door), etc. Something should be done. Per haps the problem will somehow solve itself, but more likely some students will continue playing and some will keep on complaining about the noise. The Catalyst Letters to the Editor To the Editor: Although many among us would no doubt like to accept the myth that any type of evaluations other than the comprehensive exams at the end of the year should be nonextant at New College, I think the majority of us realize that evaluations represent a necessary development in the structuring ofthe commwtity. In addition to letting the administration know how each student is progressing, these endof-the-term exams could possibly give the student a taste (perhaps a bitter one) of comprehensives and make him realize that such awesome obligations do exist--perhaps he may even begin preparing for this eventuality. Thisiscertainlynot to say, however, that the evaluations are infallible and represent the quintessence of perfection. It would have been a trifle more gentle and sympathetic of the faculty and administration, for instance, to have developed the idea of evaluations at least a week before presenting them to the unsuspecting students (al the conscientious student on cam should perhaps be responsible for the material at any time). Then too there is the enigma of such evaluations as "Questions for Study and Response. Bestowed upon the cowering students enrolled in Basic Hwnanities, these "Questions" demanded a study period of one week and, paradoxically a response as long as or longer than Independent Study Project papers. Perhaps such atrocities may be somehow justified. However, one evaluative procedure for which I can discern no justification is that of a grading system, which is def initely in existence here although the New College Bulletin for 1966-1967 states that "New Cbllege omits credits and grades from its assessment of students. It seems to me that'a short paragraph of comments by each faculty member fot the students in his class would suffice and accomplish the same task sans grading. Furthermore, the argument that grades are needed for transfer students and (someday?) graduate students lacks validity. Since we receive no actual course credits and since the college itself lacks accreaitation, transfer stu-us with Laurie Paulso11 Cruel To Be Convenient There's something very wonderful about an independent study period, about making your own hours and devoting all your attention to one subject. A certain freedom in action and thought, an experiment in planning, an idea, a glimpse of what New College is all about, a knowledge which is hard to come by at any time, so we may be grateful for whatever assistance we receive. Because it may be that this will be the oDI.y glimpse we will ever have, the only idea of a concept we have rejected. There is no question that whatever we do, we do for the sake of convenience. It's certainly easier on everyone if we evaluate at every opportunity, give grades on evaluations, divide the day into periods (and how about a bell system?), and "separate marginal as soon as possible. If we shorten independent study periods, because they're rather unwieldy. Perhaps it is best if we commit all our cruelties at once. We will have become more efficient, have made things easier for ourselves, have streamlined and pared and oiled and smoothed, so the hwn is steadier, quieter, less obtrusive in our, machine. But when we have finished making things convenient, I am afraid of what we will have. Afraid that the only reminder we will have of New College as all ofushave envisioned it will be the name and a certain laxity in our conduct and a facade of liberality and many glorious words in our publicity. Perhaps (and this is not meant to be entirely facetious) there should be an Ideological Committee with veto power and an eye on those statements that, after all, brought us here, on the vision (and surely there was a vision, even if this sounds strangely inappropriate) of those who founded the college and gave the catalogue writers their in-spiration in the first place. How long will it be possible to ptetend that there are no marks here, that subjects are flexible, papers and tests are volWltary, that the o.aly evaluations are the finals and no one is in danger of "separation" until then, that there are no pressures and students can proceed at their own speed, when all of this is becoming so patently Wltrue? And how long can we keep fooling ourselves? There are tried and dependable ways of running a college. Harvard has gotten along fairly well for three hundred years, and there is a pattern for institutions that wish to make things easy on themselves. But New College was never. intended to be easy for anyone. It was meant to be new and different and exciting and challenging and never staid or stale or conventional. If things do not all work out, they can hardly be expected to. We can then, with our original intentions in mind, stwnble and try and reject and perfect. But we should never allow ourselves the 1 uxury of taking a conventional and "cruel" route. The qestination is likelytoturnout to be very different. We will not be able to continue much longer with only names. If we call a testing procedtn'e or a mark an "evaluation," is it an)J less a test or a mark? If we call flunking out ''separation," will it be any more comfort to those. separated? Perhaps, by means of these empty euphemisms, we can continue to draw worthy students interested in something better than the usual in higher education. But when it finally becomes clear that we don't, in reality, mean what we say, then New College must be prepared to accept a new and highly disappointing image of it(elf. January 28, 1966 ---,, Letters submitted with the writer's signature will be considered for publication. Names will be withheld upon request, Letters will not be returned and are subject to editing. dents from our college are virtually assW"ed of gaining no credits elsewhere (other than by A. P. exams). Prospective graduate students would likewise be needless of letter grades since a combination of test scores and professor evaluations should supply sufficient information for acceptance or rejection. I am unable to perceive any valid reason for letter grades at New College, and in fact cannot fathom their existence here in the first place unless the faculty and administration have been too timid or conservative to institute an tm graded system (which, I believe, is certainly not the case). Therefore, perhaps, a re-evaluation of eva! uations is in order. Signed, John Hart P, S. I include in my ..:onscien tious objection such abysmal absurdities as grades on papers dwing each tenn, i eason Ballet Begins Monday Night Second term ballet classes will begit1 Monday night. Yesterday was the deadline for joining this term's classes. Cost of the lessons is thirty dollars per student per term. Gardens To Open Again to Students Admittance to the Sarasota Jungle Gardens will again be free this weekend for New College students. The Gardens will be open from 9am to 5 pm Friday, Saturday, and Sun day. This same offer was made to stu dents last weekend, but many coul'd not take advantage of it due to the bad weather. Dr. George Baughman, president of the New College Fotmdation and owner of the Jtm gle Gardens, has extended his invitation for the benefit of these students. Dr. Baughman recently purchased the Jungle Gardens as a private investment. Vol. 2, Number 16 Jan. 28, 1966 Published weekly by students of New College, Sarasota, florida (except for three weeks over Christmas and four weeks in August). Subscriptions: $5.00 per year (43 issues) or 15 per copy. Write: Circulation Manager/ The Catalyst/Sarasota, Florida 33578 Editor ...... ... .. Tom Todd Assoc. Editor ..... ...... KenJi Oda Business .... ..... Jerry Neugarten Production Cheryl McWhorter Circu lat!on .. ..... Moira Cosgrove Controller , .. ......... Edna Walker Photography .. . Bruce Guild Staff: Betsy Ash, Carol Ann Childress, Glenda Cimino, John Hart, Tom Manteuffel, Kay Moller, Neil Ol sen, Steve Orlofsky, Laurie Paul son, David Pini, luke SaLsbury, Patty Sieminski, Beverly Sheenberger, Cheryl White

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January 28, 1966 The Catalyst Pag e 3 'World of Apu' Literary Contest Winners li d B d First Prize ra nscen s or ers TheGodoflimbo In an unprecedented editorial, The New York Times said of The World of Apu: "0ccas1onally a work .,tart appears which transcends national borders and enables reader) or' viewers in this country not JTU.'rlllv to be entertamed but to cn iiglttened in a luminous way. World of Apu, the tnumphant t'mii piece in the Indian trilogy by one of the international screen's great film makers, Satyajit Ray, is such an expression of art and culture." Don't be frightened off by fear of enlightenment. This is scarcelv an exposition on the living cond tions, customs, and traditions c 20th ceq,tury India. (Altb are as integral and fascinating a part of this as they are of any of Ray's movies. ) The enlightenment i s of people. Peo ple whom we recognize from the previous movies, inthose r around us, and in ourselves. Pini Apu is grown now, adapted, mature and fitting into his consistent schemE' of the world. He i< a poE't a writer, developing his talerit and conveying all ot life's great wonder and vitality. Untilhe marrie). Then he grows once more, and finds his life in love with another; content, ce>mplete, assured, and then she dies. With nothing left, life then becomes existence, responsible to nothing but itself; and only after five long years does Apu grow again and choose to live. The final scene, with Apu and his son, has the poignancy of the fatherson scenes in The Bicycle Thief, the meaning of the final fatherson contact in Throqgh a Glass Darkly, and a clear beauty that is Ray's alone. l:.ven when remembering that Apu too was once a boy whose fa a poet, the cycle lends it grandeur not futility. Someone, at t a live in a world ha is not of his own making. The familiar symbolic themes, trains and rivers, continue through this third of the story. The river is once more used very effectively as a setting for a wedding march, and the many symbolic uses of trains,, tracks and whistles could warrant an essay in themselves. It is significant, however, that the film ends near the river, the quiet, ceaseless flow of life, and that the train, the hurtling roar of man and change, is subtly reJec::ted in the end. The acting and soundtrack are, as usual, supe.rb, and there is now more apparent a "painstaking" naturalism which gives more shots a greater texture. The shots of Apu and his wife entering his apartment and in close-ups of their faces, the contrast in the "visualfeel" is remarkable. As for the critics who try to decide which is the greater part of the trilogy, they are engaged in a Visitors have enjoyed this garden for 9,525 consecutive days. $AIIASOTA jiUIIILIIM ltl:. f th i ngs go Coke Sarasota Coca-Cola Bottlers D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 By David Pini o o o o o a o o o o o task as fruitless as trying to decid whytheywould bother. Each film is only a pan; of a whole, and the whole is greater than any critical Judgment. Tarr (Continued from page 1) lege's ideal of freedom and flexibility in studying. However, I don't think I'm learning as effectively as I would under a traditional system. 9. I miss the lack of intercollegiate rivalry. To me, New College seems isolated from other college communities. 10. Iwas disappointed in finding no nondenominational service on campus when it was stated that there was such a service. I feel the college is lacking because there is no religious aspect on campus. I realize that my decision was forthcoming partly because I did not fully adapt to the situation and partly because I did not provide for myself what was needed. Certainly I have no regrets for coming and will always value the expenence I had during my stay. In one way I am sorryfor leaving because I have failed the college to a certain degree. But if the New lege idea that in the last analys1s a student is responsible for his own education has any merit, then I feel I can better meet that responsibility at another school. Signed Pat Tarr'' At the time Pat Tarr was being considered for admission to New College, the admissions office pre-pared this brief about "Valedictorian, captain of h1s basketball team, president of his Key Club, president of his Junior Class, editor of the yearbook, and president of his c hurch g r o u p Pat rick Tarr seems to gravitate to the top in all his undertakings. His achievements and awards fill a full page and end with the simple statement that Pat Tarr, 'has the highest academic ever a.chieved in the h1story of th1s school: His science teacher comments that he has never had a student learn as fast, and his English sees him as one who, 1fulf1lls all obligations--both regular and extra--with a cheerful and desire, a strong desue, to learn one of those rare high school students who will go ahead on his own ... he questions, tests and evaluates everything to gain the fullest measure of understanding ... and then applies his new earned knowledge. 1 RIP VAN WINKLE BOWLING Stu de n t R a t es Before 6 P .M. 7007 North Trail by Michael Neuschatz The best way 1 could describe the theme of the play is to say that it represents the struggle of a young man trying to determine the im portance of his work as against the importS:Rcli of relationships with QPle:r It is, I think, a struggle of life which each man must go through, consciously or subconsciously. The "protagonist,'' Jay, has lived withhis family all his life and has built up such close and complicated relationships that he finds he cannot work. At the beginning of the play he is convinced that his writing is more important than his relationshipswith other people, so he completely turns his back on his family and goes to lead the life of a recluse. It is not long before he discovers that this is not the an swer. He realizes that one must have hwnan contact, and that it is as wrong to completely close out the world around you as it is to give yourselfto it without holding anything back for yourself. Starved for a relationship and almost desperately determined to find one that won't interfere with his work, he "joins" a group of. Y.Qll!lg people his own age. He soon finds out that the answer does not lie with their :nad escape of drinking and partying. He turns to sex, and to soothe. his conscience he "manufactures" a "love" to go with it. This, too, crumbles in his hands and he is left alone and bewilder ed, He turns in despair to his old relationships with his family, and especially with his deceased father. He feels, in part, responsible for his father's death, and the demise has also awakened memories of his childhood relationship with his father within him. He turns to his supernatural of his father and to the memories of his childhood in a last, desp e rat e at t e m p t, but finds no an s w e r Defeated, h e It i v e himself back to his mother ana sister, It is intimated at the end of the play that, as the extreme of seclusion was not right, neither is the extreme of passiveness The play doe s n o t end with the final curtain, for he will leave again, hopefully, if he is not chained in and castrated by his sta y at home, to search further. The ending of the pla y gives no a.JISWers as such. The relationships between the members of the family, much m ore complicated than they pretended in the play, are unmasked and stand pathetfcally naked. The mother is as dea d as her family, which can never again be whole. Her world is a dream S ara3ota Cycle & Key Shop Sarasota Slac. 19ZS 1 537 S tate Street Frank's Barber Shop 4 Bcners Next to 7 Oft U S 41 PERFECTION CLEANERS and SHIRT LAUNDRY 1327 >Nor th Tam i am i Tra i l Phone : 355 76 1 7 YOUR SCHOOL CJ F-.as T'Nr Ml."TAMOR,HIZ) ,, to aui'..,jiNHW of the past. Her daughter is committed to serve her, and she, too, is slowly Jay is a stranger, a foreign element in an un.real world. Whatthe nature of his fate is is left unsaid. It is an enigma of life which I cannot answer. Second Prize The Sower by Glenda Cimino Against the ice-wreathed window of the room The watermelon vines whip baak and forth, Their cheerless blossoms crumpled in the chill Of winter's cold reproach. It was a whim That made me plant them past the season's end; Now through my easy comfort penetrates The heaviness of an uneasy guilt. Third Prize Cold Pastoral by Luke Salisbu.ry It is very difficult to describe what a story is about or say what it says in any other way than it says itself. What I think the story says, it may not say at all because what I thought it said or meant to say was probably said incompletely or ambiguously. The story is about a boy named Jonathon Wynd leaving two friends he has been drinking with to go talk with a woman novelist who is a c9usin of his mother. He has graduated from a prep school in Princeton, New Jersey, and has come back to Princeton for the University1. s reunion to see _his friends and drink free beer. On this particular night, Jonathon is tired, exhilarated, pensive, angry, and reasonably dnmk. Nothing seems very real after several days of steady drinking, but he says he cannot stand another party, posing, andpretendingto seeksex and settling for dnmken oblivion. He talks all night with the woman, first watching the twiligl;lts dissolve over the lawns and hed'ges and talking about Scott Fitzgerald. He constructs Jma es fashioned after his reactio n t o t h e w oman's p resence and appearance and g oes into a long m o n o l ogue about his impressio ns of Palm Beach, which he visited over spring vacatio n He des cribes a cocktail party he went t o in Palm Beach, and he circles his feelings and frustrations tangentially commenting on his family, a personal distinction between worldly and expensive looking gi.rls and the fat, obscene Florida night which he says is "dark and heavy like liquor and smells like sex. 11 He finishes by describing an incident at the party which seems to be a culmination and focus of everything which h.e, can't quite understand and it upsets him. It's a story about appearances and a boy's reaction to social surfaces which seem to him most honibly articulated on the prepared faces of women at cocktail parties. He calls his own appearance his "kept woman" and says that liquor is the "myth and promise 11 of his friends' lives and that all they can be is "ir revocably flustered. He gazes into swimming pools and stands underneath a large, wooden Christ which is a wall decoration at .the house of the party and talks to drunken women who make comments about it. 'He likes to talk, poses, is childish, tries to be funny, an.d I'm not too sure what the story lS about. Honorable Mention In the Glare of Rationality by Glenda Cimino In the darkness burns the vision, crystal flame of your derision, you, who state with bland precision, there's no meaning out of sight. Your mind's darkness is so utter, sparks extinguish with a flutter; you can only blindly mutter that the Reason's always right. So you call your view correctjve, analyze a new f>erspective, aQd be objective, speak in phrases erudit And the f ragil,, glowing vision trembles, pale, at your decision; and it weakens in contrition, and it shatters in your light. -NOW OPENRace -A-Rarna SLOT RACING <4617 1 4th 'St W ., in Bradenton Norifl on U S 41, Next to MacOonald s -1' -3'--..r..... ---l'
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