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Radical Group Pans Conference A "radical" gathering of 20 students, mostly from the class o last night critizedthe All-Coli ege education conferencehcldlast Satw:day and called for student parti cipation in the hiring and firing of faculty members. Members of the informal JUOup said the planning education conference w as "ineffectual because recommendations made at the conference must be approved by the faculty before implementation. It w as recommended that student suggestions be implemented on a trial basis without such approval. Other recommendations :nade at the "radical" gathering included the publication of a handbook of courses containing the evaluation of these courses by students. The handbook would be given to incoming students. It was also suggested that students should make judgments on faculty members for the purposes of hiring and firing, and the granting of tenure. The value of the tenure system itself was also discussed. 0 the r topics discussed included the role of first-yearstudents in student and the value of retaining class aistinctions in the Student Executive Committee. Political topic s, including local problems, were also discussed. The informal committee m a y meet regularly in the future. It was decided to present academic recommendations made at the meet ing to the Student Academic Committee. ''Parietal'' New students meet the faculty at a reception. Entering Class of 124 Completes Orientation The Class of 1970, 124 strong representing 39 states and Mexico, axrived on campus last Monday and have undergone the most compre hensive orientation program yet attempted by New College. The new class took a battety of tests, participated in a symposium on educational innovation; saw a lecture -demonstration on "pop" culture, and were entertained at a student revue, as well as receiving counsel on what to expect here. Most of the retum.ing students arrived Thursday, although a large number of upperclassmen returned early to assist in orientation. Classes started Monday. The freslunan class is the largest to be admittedto New College and it is composed of 70 boys and 54 girls. At least one new student, however, has already checked out of the school. The class includes four early admission students who have not completed four years of high school. September 8, 1967 Nominations Open For Student Posts Nominations for all student government posts will open next Monday. Nominations for Student Executive Committee representatives, Student Court representatives, and SEC Chairman will remain open for one week. Voting will v e held Tuesday, September 25. Three SEC representatives will o e elected from students in their first, s e con d and third terms of residence, three fromthosein their fourth, fifth and sixth terms, and three from those students who have completed at least six terms ofresidence. Nominating petitions must be signed oy 15 per cent of students in the con:esponding terms of residence. Signatures of five per cent of the student l:ody are required for a nomination for SEC chairman. Businessmen Five SC judg es will be elected. N o m in at i n g petitions must J e siped y five per cent of the student ody. However, students in their first term of residence cannot run for the SC. The SC chairman will oe chosen .:>y the judges from their own numuer. All students elected will serve for one school term, except the SEC d1airman, whose term is a full year. To Hold NC Reception Tonight A reception will be held tonight at 7:30pm in Hamilton Center as a welcome to new students a.nd bculty by businessmen and officials of Manatee and Sarasota counties. Trail sponsoring the reception to provide the opportunity for the students, faculty and gucst:s to bccolllc acquaint:ed. Rule Changed by Dean After Consulting with Students Thomas F. Icard, chainnan of the board of directors of the bank, said, "Our purpose is to extend the warm hand of friendship from the people of Manatee and Sarasota cotmties to these newcomers. We want them to know the importance of the position they hold in our area, and how 'llluch the merchants, businessmen and residents value their contribution to our economy." Informality will be the theme of the reception and the program will be limited to a small receiving line with Icard, New College Pres ident John Elmendorf and chamber of commerce officials. Representatives of community groups also will offer greetings to the students. Students arr1vmg on campus for Orientation September 3 were sur prised and, in many cases, outraged b y a "parietalrule"tmder administration enforcement, setting down curtailed intervisitation hours and prescribing strict enforcement. The rule was rescinded twro days later, however, after a student com mittee conferred with Dean of Students George Petrie. The administration rule, a copy of which students were handed when they arrived on campus, set intervisitation hours at lOam to 11pm on weekdays and lOam to 1 am on weekends. .Enforcement tmder this rule was entirely b y the office of the Dean of Students. A first offense under this rule would have brought three months' prooation, with a letter sent home to parents. A second offense would have meant expulsion. T h e following day, an informal committee met to discuss the rule and pro b a ble student reaction to it. Memb ers of the committee were: Studen t Asks Yearbook Aid Students who would like to help plan and prepare a college year book for 1967-1968 should contact third-year student Cheryl Parsons. Parsons said there is a special needfor photographers and a business manager. Last year's yearbook--New College's first--was distributed only vety recently, several weeks late, and Parson; hopes to avoid missing deadlines by getting an early start on the work. acting Student Executive <::ommit tee Chairman Eric Thurston, Stu dent Court Judge Dale Hickam, and third-year sludents Harry Felder and Lawrence Paulson. Assistant Dean of Students Dr. Arthur Mille r met with the committee. Committee members predicted considerable adverse reaction to Hickam the rule when old students returned on Thursday. The possibility of some mass action in defiance of the rule was discussed. Student members of the committee expressed dissatisfaction not only with the rule itself, out also with the way it was presented to the students. Committee members asserted administration decisions affecting student behavior shouldnotbehandeddown as a fait acr.ompli. The same committee met with Dean of Students George Petrie the following afternoon. During the two-and-a -half hour discussion, Hickam related the history of student judiciaty proceedings at New College, and in particular the difficulties involved in the second Luke Salisbury intervisitation case. It was earlier stated the discipli naty action voted by the students in that case was a primaty factor in faculty and administration discontent over student enforcement of the intervisitation rule. Hickan1 explained the evolution ofthe present student judicial system, and stated that, since only two trials had been held, the system had not been used to a suf-ficient degree to justify an tmfa vorable judgment. At the conclusion of the meeting, Petrie stated he had changed his mind, and the student rule as implemented last year would be ex plained to new students at that evening' s Orientation session. Elsewhere in this issue, a letter by president John F.lmendorf and an interview with Petrie further dis cuss this administrative action. Mrs. Hamilton Dies Mrs. Carl Hamilton of Venice, Fla., a leading friend and benefactor of New College, died at 4 am yesterday in Venice HoSpital, where she had been a patient since Sept. 2. She was 75 years old. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 am in St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Venice. A formerteacher, Mrs. Hamilton took a special interest in education, and her gift of $500,000 to New College, announced in 1962, was one of the early large donations that made possible the building of the college. A year ago, Mrs. H amilton gave another $100,000forunrestricted use by the college. The Carl and Marjorie Hamilton Center--which houses the east campus dining facilities, reception area, student lounge, and meeting rooms--wasnamed for Mrs. Hamilton and her late husband. Mrs. Hamilton was active with many community service groups, and she made contributions to numerous institutions. Among her survivors is a grandson, Charles, who is a fourth-year student here. Mrs Hamilton This reception is one of two similar affairs to be held this year in connection with the college. Continuing a tradition of several years, a dinner for guests from the entire college community will be held at Zinn's Restaurant with the Trail Bank, Zinn s and North Trail businessmen acting as hosts. Club Forming for Duplicate Bridge A duplicate bridge club is cur rently being formed by faculty, students, and staff members. To cover the cost of duplicate boards, cards and score-keeping supplies, a membership of $5 per per person or $8 per couple is being charged. If a member does not have a regular partner, games will be arranged for him by the director. Interested individuals should complete the membership form circulated yesterday, indicating partner's name and a preferred evening for meetings. Delayed Iss ue The Catalyst normally appears on Friday. Due to technical difficulties, however, publication of the year's first issue was delayed until today.
Dr. Raushenbush Visiting Prexy Boasts: No Procedural Fetishes "There are no procedural fetishes" at Sarah Lawrence College, according to Dr. Erther Raushen bush, Sarah Lawrence President. Speaking on "Innovation in Education" after dinner Friday, Dr. Raushenbush said Sarah Lawrence bas no comprehensives and quali fying examinatiom;-and students study no more than three subjects perterm. Thefreedom from standal'd procedures enables students to determine "what and how to know, Dr. 2ushenbush said. The Sarah Lawrence President said education at her college was based on three underlying assumptions: that mere accretion of know ledge is not equivalent to educa tion; that teaching and learning are not passive processes; and that experience d p eople have something to off e r the inexperie nced Interaction is a key word at Sarah Lawrence, Dr. Raushenbush said. The college, she explaineq remains small to allow time for independent study and to create a situation conducive to general dis cussion of educational methods. Dr. Raushenbush said the "ab sence of scaffolding" sometimes leads to uncertainty, and stated some college s conform t o more usual m etb ods to gain a (false) sense of stability and der. In her concluding remarl
September 8, 196 7 The Catalyst Page 3 Doesn't Expect To Be Popular ew Dean States IS Views The Catalyst: Dr. Petrie, how did you come to take the job of Dean of Students? Dr. Petrie: My interest atNew Col lege is teaching math. John El m end o rf asked me last winter if I'd consider being Dean of Students. This is not the kind of thing I'm most anxious to do, but John El mendorf is a thoroughly intellectually honest individual, and my decision was based on my respect for him. I've learned more math here than I have at any other place, and in the next year I expect to learn more ;lbout the problems of students than I could any other way. 11m quite excited about it. The Catalyst: How do you interpret the role of the Dean of Students? Dr. Petrie: I think it's a role of lea Everything P h o t og raphi c Repairin g R e n t a l s Trade s Tape R ecorders and TR Supplies F ast One-dey Kodaco iC11'11 nd B&W fin i sh i ng and al wa ys f rie ndly ioteili g eilt se r vice at NORTON'S CAMERA CENTER Sarasota's Oldest a n d Lar gest 1481 M:J.in Street or 2069 Siesta dership and administration. Pos sibly friendship too, bLt I don't mean that in a maud 1 in sense. Frankly I don't expect to b e a popular dean. I intend to conduct my work so students will feel no re s ervations a ..,out recommending New Colleg e to their friends, and s ending their sons and daughters It ere. The Catalyst: What do you mean? How will you accomplish this? Dr. Petrie: When it comes time to make a decision, and it's a ques tion of the school versus my own popularity, I'll choose the school. New College students arc at a phase between youth and adulthood, and in a sense, we're preparing them for adulthood here. For instance, tonight (Friday) I 've said students must wear coats and ties if they expect to attend the candlelight dinner. I know some people will resentthis, bLtthisis one exampl e of how we prepare them to be adults. The Catalyst: Dr. Petrie, what led you to c-hange the parietal rule i:>ack to a systemof student en forcement? Dr. Petrie: My decision was largely due to Dale Hickam. I really did n t know he' d worked so diligently in the student judiciary last year. He made a cogent plea for the stu dents' retaining the rule. Dale is only one of a large group of students I have great respect for. I felt that, last year, one of our greatest difficultieswas the lack of student leadership on campus. Because of the world ofthe ftLurc will involve a great amount of change, change the student body of New College will help bring a .out. The older Petrie Dale's u ud ding leadership, I m willingtotake the rap to give him a chance. I'd change other decisions if necessary. The Catalyst: What about the college' s much -puolicized "relation to its other communities?" Dr Petrie: !think this is something of a red herring. Instead of saying we do things here oecause some donor might o e offended, we shouln say we're doing it for the education of our students. If we1re doing a credible job the donor will respect us. There's another problem, in that generation will have difficulty ac cepting these changes. I think a function ofNew College is t o edu cate the community in the direction the college is going. Values and customs do change. I1ve got to be careful that the pre judices I have--1 don' t smoke or drink, for instance--don' t influence my judgments. I think, in stead, alot can be done in helping people find information about the harmful effects of tobacco, alcohol and drugs The Catalyst: Do you feel there is an educational value to the kind of freedom made possible by the relatively liberal rules here? Dr. I assume you mean sex ual freedom. A year ago, I would have given you a conservative an swer aooutthat. 11 Jll still somewmt conservative about it. Some kids get sufficient education at home that they can b e thrown into a si tuation such as we have here and survive. BLt liberal home training is unusual, and 11m concerned a b o u t the ones who have been urought up to avoid promiscuous oehavior Lt still feel the pressures to conform. I suspect girls come to a college campus with some idea of finding glamour and a love life. For a boy, it' s more a question of his livelihood. We get away from that a little here, but there' s still a tendency to lose interest in academic work as the year goes on. We have a problem, then, in that the new students are at different places on this scale of experience and expectation. The Catalyst: What will y o u d o t o help improve the communication oetween the students and the a d ministration, especially y our o f fice? Dr. Petrie: I have several ide as o n this, which I haven' t made final asyet. I think m y location in Ha milton Center--though I hate this office--sh o ws I have a willingness to communicate with st udents. I hope f o r m Ltual goodwill. I think there is goodwill o n the part o f stu dent leaders. Sometimes petty de cisionshavet o be made, and peo p l e become annoyed beca use they consulted. BLt frankly, I expect more trouble on this score from the faculty than the students. Committee To Stop Viet War too expensive to buy? Try a rental. .. (sales prices start at $315) 2114 17th Street 958-1401 To The Sarasota Committee to Stop the War will become more active this year than it has been in the past, accordingtoone of the leaders o f the group. Second-yearstudent Jon Shaugh nessy said the committee's efforts last year laid the gromdwork for effective action in the Sarasota Bradenton commmity. Many options are now open to the committee, he said. Shaugl:messy said many people in the area "have remained indifferent MEL-0-DEE RESTAURANT & DINING ROOM 47th Street and Norttt Trail New Students t racult,Y n8t.J 5 tucle:IIS5 2 ty 1/UM.bV'S art! to a, RECEPTION 7:30P.M. Sept 12., H amilt.on Ce.nter your host: jar your a1 CHECKING ACC.OUNT TODAY .. "your 0"t Ju trcil .__ ___________________ r Nationtl c1+ the. air pat-+ ________ _. totherealitiesofthe war (in Viet nam) and should soon be confronted with them." He noted last year committee members were allowed to address history classes at Booker High School (a local Negro school), b"!E they were turned away from the white high schools and junior colleges in the area. He hopes the committee will be allowed to talk with white students this year. "We were able to impress on many students the parallels between the Saigonese and Alabaman police-stat e aristocracies1_" he said o f the talks that were delivered at Booke r Sha ugl:messy said the committee last year contacted many churches o f various denominations and he now hopes for "a janing of Christ ian and Hebraic consciences this fall :m d winter." Also, he said, l ast year's com mittee initiated contact with area pacifists, and he indicated he hoped for co-operation among them. Shaughnessy is also a member o f the Sarasota Committee o f Conscience on V ietnam, which has been dormant for som e time. This grouphassougbtto gather fmds for the relief of civilian victims of the war in all zones of Vietnam. Sh a ugl:messy complained the committee f o\Uld it difficult to raise funds because its activities were labelled treasonous by mem bers of the commmity. 11 A ch2nge here is expected, he said. Both committees are open to everyone m the area, :md pro spective members should contact Shaughnessy. "The peace groups intend to serve as the voice for a rising disaffection with the military admin istration, Shaughnessy says, "educating the confused with semmars on modem Vietnamese history' voicingtheopinions of :m increas ing number of persons in the Sarasota-Br adenton are a who oppose the war, andcounselingyo\Ulg men in the area (on the draft).
Page 4 Editorial Ah, Communication It is slightly pathetic to hear the laments of students and faculty on the problem of intra-campus "communication": "I wish studentswould feel freer about dropping into faculty offices," say some faculty members; "We would like to see morefacultymembersmore often informally on the east campus, report some students. The sentiment that closer student-faculty relations are needed exists on both sides, observed President ElmenClorf at last week's symposium on educational innovation. (The audience had just heard several students express that view.) "No one is hiding, 11 he concluded. Where, then, lies the problem? Is it really just question oflogistics of simply bringing students and faculty mto phys' Wh kind f" ical proximity, at o communl-cation" are the part1es looking for? It seems "communication" in this context is another word for "understanding." Students and faculty seek to understand and be understood by each other. Students want to lmowtheir professors as more than mere machines and be lmown as something more than leaming machines, and vice versa. The specific suggestions offered at the symposium--e. g., free meals at Hamilton Center for faculty members; regularly scheduled informal bull sessions--aim to bring facultystudent relationships outside the confines of the classroom. yet this process is not one of merely transposing the classroom relationship to new environments; rather, it is one of opening up the aspects of the human relationship which must be stifled in the classroom. In this way, even New College--which often pretends to be ridiculously concerned with its academic functions to the exclusion of all others--struggles to be human. LeHers Attacks Pet To the Editor: LZ't July, because of the ubiquitous presence of james Dickey (dog) in the dining room, the sickliness of numbers of apparently uncared for cats, andthe "general disregard of room contracts, specifically those items dealing with the registration of pets," it was announced that no cats or dogs would be allowed on camp us in the fall. I wonder why this vety drastic measure was taken, if not to alienate conscientious pet owners, when it that several other alternatives were available. It is true th:d: a number of unregistered cats and James were on campus, butwoulditnot have been possible merely to make the statementthat all unregistered animals would be removed to the pound? This may seem heartless (it is defi nitely inconvenient, requiring that some administration official be Rule willing to supervise the roundup and removal) but it is considerably kin der than demanding that the student who has paid the $25, gotten his eat's shots, and fed the beast find some other home for it. Has anyone stopped to figure the effect of the ruling on the student whose fa m i 1 y will not keep the cat, of having it removed or destroyed? May I point out that it is just these people who have demonstrated by their actions how much they want the cat; may I remind the reader of the magnitude of $25 to the average student? Even if the aim was to eliminate all animals, in view of the increasing numberofstudentson campus, it would have been possible to phase out the cared-about cats by saying that only cats who had been registered the previous year and were re-registered each year could remain on campus. By the gradual COLLE(. E C.ouNClL The Catalyst September 8, 1967 From the President Administration Hopes for Genuine By JOHN ELMENDORF During this past swnmer, considerable thought has been focused on the problems of student life at New College. It will come as no surprise that the widespread violations of intervisitation rules--and the ineffectual enforcement of them by students--have been the subjects of major discussions. Just before the school year began, at that t1me ol year when one te.nC!s to remember all the frustrations and forget the progress, it was tentatively determined to remove authority for student control over this area of campus life to administrative personnel. As was to be expected, student cries of tyranny rang out. More importantly, however, student voices of reason and responsibility were raised. There were evidences of both leadership and concern for the development of future responsibilities. These voices were listened to. On Tuesday night Dean Petrie and Dale Hickam presented to the new students ofthe College a social and disciplinary system superficially not unlike that which prevailed last year. In fact, much is different. No one has to tell New College students that the administration has been hopeful, even optimistic, of process of graduation/withdrawal the cats would be removed, and, once again, conscientious students would not be penalized. In view of the fact that much of the difficulty was caused by the appearance of several litters of cats, it might be wise to have an additional "maternity fee, higher than the cost of g e 1 d in g, on all illlsterilized females; or a per capita "kitten fee" might be instituted. Also, a restriction of one cat/ dog per student would help. There was an ominous rumor that this action was taken to reprimand all students for refusing to enforce the rule; I hope this is not so, since no request for any such cooperation was ever made to the SEC or the student body nor was any recommendationasto the method of enforcement given. It would seem a petty, cruel, unjustifiable move; tmfoxttmatel y the only other explaAOMIN\SiRATloN Ethical Concern the day when a responsive and responsible student body would weigh the many factors involved in their Elmendorf social relationships and give evidence of their awareness that freedom brings with it problems and unlimited freedom brings almost unlimited problems. Nor does anyone have to remlnd New College students that their efforts to restrict and/ or control their own freedoms have been halting, often insincere and only rarely effective. Yet "hope springs etemal in the human breast", and no hope has nation I can imagine for the action is that nobody upstairs cared enough tomake anything but an arbitrary, convenient, and tmconsidered gesture. That is, I suppose, the pri-been more earnestly awaited than thehopeforthe appearance on this campus of a genuine moral force for order, led by students who are concerned both for themselves and their fellow students and for the institution as such. I would urge upon the whole student body serious consideration of the freedoms which are theirs and thoughtful reflection on the nature and scope of the limitations to those freedoms which are dictated by a true respect for the personality of others. The time for playing games is over. The time has come to ponder the apt observation: "any society gets the government it deserves." Catalyst Needs Staff Members The Catalystneedshelpfrom both first-year and old students. Students who wish to write, do general secret aria! work, run a strip printer, or perform other services should contact Kenji Oda, Laurie Paulson or Steve Orlofsky. vilcge of hanied authority, but it seems a tiifle out of place (signed) Ellen Tisdale Wants Material To the Editor: I would like to ask the help of the "New College Commtmity", a tenn which I suppose means "If you knew, you wouldn't have to ask." (I think Louis Armstrong said that.) or at any rate "If you are asking, the answer is I no'. (I said that. ) I would like to put together a book about just that--the New College Community--be it cats, people, parents, buildings, Milton Miller or Ace Doucette. Notice, I said "put together," which is not an identity with "write." Call it "edit. 11 Anyway. Anyone who has anything to say about any member of this community, as tribute, epic, anecdote, philippic, sketch, photograph--it doesn't matter. So long asthematterisprinted, or graphic, or both. (So to speak.) As opposed to oh, say, tactile. This is to whom and of whom I speak. Myrequest proper (be it a proper request, Idonotknow), isthat matter be submitted to me, signed or not, but please don1 t bother with Paper Apologizes For Bogus Letter The offers its sincere apologies to Mr. Haven B. Page of Sarasota for printing a "letter to the editor" falsely attributed him. The letter --apparently somebody's idea of a joke--appeared June 30 u n de r the title "Rabbit Hutch." It was type d on a note card, sealed in an envelope, and left in The Catalyst's mail box. The Catalyst apologizes for failing to check the validity of the writer's identity. All correspondence in the future will be double-checked before being allowed to appear in print. pseudonyms. They are a drag, right? This will be like about these people (or whatever) and this is the important part. lfyou care to take credit for what you do, then sign it. If not, anonymity is perfectly fitting. Special Attention Teachers (as they say in high school bulletins): This book (for by and about people) would feel happy to have you as Special Guests. Welcome. Any Time. Also, anyone who cares to help in anyway--writing, editing, tal king over coffee, publishing (who knows?)--will be welcomed as Real Angels. Please feel free (who can tell--you may even be!) to leave things in my mailbox or whatever you want. NOT BEING ONE TO HINDER ANYONE'S FREEDOM BUT MY OWN, (signed) Delancey Kimberley Dangerlield Memb.r AJsociated Collegiate Press Volume IV, Number 1 September 8, 1967 Published weekly by students at New College (except for threewecl
8, 1967 The Catalyst PageS Steve Orlofsky Jon Shaughnessy Rockefeller-Reagan Ticket NAACP Faces Best Bet for Repuplicans Strategy Shift Apathy; Needed The most significant thing abrut Thursday's meeting of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People atthe Newtown Recreation Centerwas the absence of most of its members. a possible riot. There wa. remad< able awareness of the injustice of r a c i a 1 relations in the area, an awareness best illustrated by the Sarasota Herald-Tribune's inflam matory editorial calling for the death of all looters. It was this reaction the NAACP decided to protest, as it only served to capitalize on and inflame rumors of the riots which have not yet occurred in Sarasota. Esquire Magazine in its September issue ran a series of teasers, in which it announced the discovery of a candidate overlooked by ev eryone, who run on the. 1968 Republican t1cket for Pres1dent. Even if Esquire's man were Harold Orlofsky Stassen, one wonders if he would be any worse than the GOP's two candidates who have thus for announced their interest in the presidential nomination. last of the great equivocators. When Romney justified a switch in his view on Vietnam(if he really had one in the first place) claiming that he had been "brainwashed" by the statements of that master trickster, Lyndon B. Johnson, it is not hard to understand why one of Romney's staunchest backers The Detroit Press, told Romney' in a Sunday editorial to get out while the getting is good, Thus the Republicans are left with Rockefeller, who may be too much for the Eastern liberal establishment to stomach; the youthful Charles Percy, who remains an unknown quantity in terms of presidential aspirations (though only in the sense of when); and Esquire's darkhorse candidate, who may be one of the above. All sources at this point insist that the team that the Republicans should field is a Rockefeller-Reagan ticket. All polls indicate that this dynamic duo has the greatest vote getting power of anything the Repu;Jlicans can put together. The multitude of Washington columnists that have inside lines to the White House informs its readers that l.BJ fears them the most; that Johnson would much pre-fer to see either Romney or Nixon on the GOP ticket seems to be the considered opinion of most of the observers. Aside from the consideration that either or both of the candidates might not find his running mate acceptable, the GOP may well have a winning pair for several reasons. Such a ticket would mollify all wings of the party for the first time since Eisenhower. Rocke feller brings with him extremely impressive credentials on both the foreign and domesticscene. Though Reagan doesn 1t as yet possess like qualifications, he has shown a good deal of political ap titude. But what Rockefeller most of all brings is concern. For the first time, the Harlem Negro would discover that he has a choice beyond the do-nothing, bureaucratic establishment, with which he had to deal in the Johnson administration. It is not without conceivability that the Republicans might tap anothers:>urce for their candidate; possibly Mark Hatfield or John Lindsay. But in the meanwhile without a doubt the Rockefeller Reagan ticket is the best bet. Kenii With the smallest attendance in over a year present to conduct the little business at hand the message was clear that Newtown, Sarasota's black ghetto, had been kept calm through the summer. The examples of Newark, Detroit and Tampa set the scene for Shaughnessy Oda Otherdevelopmenu :>tthe meeting included a decision to provide anNAACPlawyer to defend a Negro charged with the rape of a white woman--he is presently being defended for the small sum of $15 by a white lawyer. Although Sarasota United Need, the local poverty board, has finally started its community service center, the year-round Headstart program is still on the shelf. Rumors have it that Bob Carrol, young president of the local NAACP and organizer of last year's vote r registration drive, may work for a New York ad agency rather than the Tom Adams (Florida Secretary of State) wing of the state Democratic party. Money talks. As usual, attendance by students of either race was non-existent, indicating that a shift in strategy, though not contemplated, is needed. While Richard Nixon is owed more than a few political favors on account of the aid he offered many candidates in the 1966 election he is marked by the stigma of being a perennial loser, not having won on his own since 1950. What is more, Nixon seems headed more away from them ainstream of thought with his hawkish views on Vietnam and his apparent lack of concem for the problems of the cities As if these liabilities were enough, Nixon is .the only Republican who has senously been considered fo" the nomination who is running behind President Johnson in the polls. In short, the polls suggest that the voters have no great affinity for Richard Nixon, Big Powers Now War by Proxy The Republican's second possible candidate was George Romney. Romney may not be a loser and may be able to get votes, but he leaves one wondering about his competency. Romney so far has shown himself to be badly informed in almost every area and to be the There is nothing worse than winning a war except losing it, Wellington once remarked in an age that would have found nuclear ..>omb s ballistic missiles, and bac warfare unimagin e Wellington lived in an era when it was still possiule to argue for the efficacy of all-out "'!'ar the achievement of "ratlonal military and economic ends. Be it land, resources, strategic position or whatever, there are thing s need <>ut don1t have --and there was once a time when TRAIL PLAIA WELCOMES NE\Y COLLEGE aJ. tL".!J t 1-f-o 'fA> Y' '1-1' tl w a G_ooiy ( ttrd5 j,' J3.'f CfooJ.ritlv 5'(10 S te>re' J, C C/.tliL"-tit. .6 4 CD CONVN\ENTL1 LOCATED 3330 N. TAMlAMI TRAIL the possession of such things was fought over. They still are fought for, but only among the "underdeveloped"--Oda those nations least able to afford the costs of war. The <>ig powers haven' t run out of things to fight about, of course, but now 0ey bat tle mainly for power and influence among the small fry who do the actual fighting--war Y proxy And no wonder. The Russians and the .Aimricans are capable of killing every human on this earth several timesoverwith their nuclear pons. War between them could. m no way be called rational. would be gained, and everythmg would be lost. Thus, afacetoface coniront.ation between Russia and the West 1S ot:t of the question. The Soviets were fortunate, how. ever. Their Marxist-Leninist philosophy made it easy for them to Welcome become the champions of the opfering and a greater disruption of pressed in the "third world, 11 and the socio-economy than the Vietthusthey found their proxies in the cong could ever have hoped for. battle for power against the West. 1 do not mean to say our forces The United States was faced with are directly for all the a podc and oppressive allowing Russia to gain important esc:al:ltiem influence in the tmderdeveloped :xxh sides. world. While China, Russia, and the U S fan the flames in Southeast We chose the former alternative, for the sake of ideological and with a clumsiness born of para-"principles their proxies in the noia we soon managed to become NoJ.t.h and 'south are being slowly recognized as a champion of vested pounded to hell. interests and reaction. We are in Vietnam not to ensure the welfare of the South Vietnamese bt:t to prevent an extension of influence. Make no mistake about it, thetwo goals are not identical. Our military pres ence has caused more human suf-Thus the cry is not, let's negotiate to end this senseless murder, but, don1t give into the Reds, let's bomb the hell out of them. I wonder how the Vietnamese people will ever be able to repay us for all we have done for them. Tutoring Program Seeks To Break Poverty Cycle By JON SHAUGHNESSY The black ghettoes and isolated Mexican-American work camps o f the area are physical manifestations o f the poverty cycle long established as the American way cl. life. Aspecial series of student tutoring programs has been instituted here as an attempt to break the cycle. Back! The programs, to be directed by second-year student Don Aronoff, range from daily programs with very young Negro students to .night c 1 a s s e s in English for MeXlcanAmerican farm laborers. These tutoring sessions will provide for personal contacts between tutors and tutees. They can setve as the first real contact for students with persons outside their middle class ghettoes. The ghettoes of the area, though relatively !ree of rats and malnutrition, rem a :mas breeding grounds of the even more stultifying Other America New College students must not We Are _Here To Serve_ YOU THE CAMPUS BOOK SHOP An organizational f?r students interested in workmg lD theseprogramswill be ?eld time this week. For Information see Don Aronoff. Will Be Open This MONDAY, TUESDAY, and WEDNESDAY EVENINGS 6: 30 pm to 9:00 pm Patronize Our Advertisers
Page 6 The Catalyst September 8, 1967 Pop Culture Presentation Hampered By Lack of Conceptual Coherence By STEPHEN OLSON The pop culture presentation, which was suggested by the orien tation committee as one of a series of seminars projected for presenta tion during this year, h2S been. Originally scheduled for Thursday night and twice postponed when chiefly his in oU:line) was as un certain as the audience of the effect this experiment in mixed media communication would have. Information was pressed on the audience by voice readings, records, tapes, 16 mm. and 8 mm. films, slides, transparent projections, spot light projections, 1V, strobe light, blackboards, posters, hand-outs and sugar cubes; all in a compacted time and space orientation, most concurrently and all obtrusively. Naturally, in a presentation of this complexity coherence is crucialifthe audience isto leave with some positive accrual from what couldeasilybeonly an urgent, involving, confusing, almost frightening experience. The apparent lack of coherence in the presentation troubled me for I believe that the threefold intent I saw could have been implemented more effectively than it was. I am quite sure that those responsible for the presentation agree that their work could have been more coherent although they may disagree on the intent. Firstly, the pop culture present ation was intended to inform. In this it succeeded through the sheer richness of the message. The thread which led through the presentation was quite difficult and sometimes impossible to follow, however, mainly due to technical difficulties or mistakes. The re cording of 11 for example, was not distinct enough and therefore did not, with his invokingtheterriblename "Moloch" properly counterpoint the of the mushroom cloud orthe mushroom pour on the blackheads. lt alsodidnotsetthe audience up, as it might have, for Ginsberg's later appearance in the 16mm, "Be-in, 11 the chronology which determined the focus of the various messages washard.ly obvious when the slides of the impressionists were not keyed toPini'scryptic insights into mod em pop culture and its precursors; and some later transition effects were unclear for one or another reason. Secondly the presentation was designed to involve the audience in the experience of pop-e ulture as no mere seminar could have. In this it quite succeeded, and it provided the audience with an hour and a half of rare enjoyment, however disconcerting it may have been to the linear mind. The third intent of the presentation was the most important and the least successfully realized. The presentation was intended to orient the audience toward the concems of the underground and them aware of the pressing nature of the decisions which must be made by hu-Just What You ve Always Wanted ... mankind in the near future and which simply cannot be faced and measured by a rigidly structured linear mind. The presentation failed because several of the readings was not clear enough; and the messages of the other media were so diverse that more thoughtful transitions were called for. The point was that there is developing a new awareness in all of mankindright now. This development should be of particular im portance to us because of the educational philosophy of this insti tution, the nature of the minds which. have graduated here, and the strictly institutional and per son_al conflicts of the groups here which should be resolved if for no other reason than to show that the sum of our uniqllelless does make us more capable than the rest of humanity of handling our interper.JOnal problems. Olson four 1 6 mm. films ordered from Second OtyFilm Center in Chicago did not arrive, the presentation was hampered by the short time its formulators had available to integrate their material. Conceived last term, gestated over the sum mer while the 16 mm. films were ordered. 8 mm. films prepared and m:d:erial from other media assembled, the presentation appeared Sunday night for the first time as a whole. Bound Volumes of The Catalyst Volume II Now Available only $10 $6 with your own Catalysts David PlD1, who elabor:d:ed and pzeteDted the ideas (whlch were You're bound to_ like this fBrntlryf ilt.-...-FINE MEN'S .APPAREL Outstanding selection of all types of men's and young men s wear, whether it's dress or casual. Pleasant surroundings to.moke your shopping a moment of joy and comfort. Ease of parking. Sales personnel dedicated to serving you. Visit the New .Iabp }Btntltp Your quality Sportswear in Sarasota 52 Azar Plaza, 955-9875 Open Monday Friday 9:30 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday ti II 6:00 p.m. offer.
September 8, 1967 The Catalyst Clef Notes Summer's By PAUL ADOMITES The past summer found rock just about average for a summer. Some good, some bad, most on the debit side of the middle. Ac::tually,. rock spent the summer trymg to .f1gure out and adjust to the innovat1ons of the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Those who adapted the Beatles' into their respective formats did well, the others poorly. On an artistic level, two songs stand out: one because itwas such an artistic success, the other bee a use it was a cute flop ( although it will probably outsell the first by a goodly margin. ) The first 1 am referrinsz: to is Simon and Garfunkel's "Fakin' It, the second Bobbie Gentry's "Ode to Billie Joe." BAY VIEW Cleaners and Laundry Complete Laundry and Dry Cleaning Drive-In Store : 1530 1st St. 955-0937 Anna Navarro, School Representative 3428 No. Trail 355-3446 DOMESTIC Rock Rated Average If the Beatles' "A Day in the Life" is the "Waste Land" of pop music (as Newsweek claims it is, ) then "Fakin' It" is the "Love SongofJ. Alfred Prufrock" of pop. "Fakin' It" is a poignant picture of a confused man who "can't shake" the feeling of pointlessness in his life ("fakin' it.") His final cry is one of agony lost in the futility of theworld around him. He doesn't finish saying "I'm not really ma.kin1 it." He can't. "Ode to Billie Joe is a feeble attempt to tell a slory of the old South on a poignant level comparable to that of "Fakin' It. 11 However while "Fakin' It" uses a full tra, vocal chorus, and electronic sounds to "Ode" tries to be simple and homey, with a minimum of orchestration. "Ode" can't be more than boring to anyone who has read Faulkner. Musically it is more than dull. A state oftension is aroused as the listener wonders whether Bobbie Gentry will put the extra note on the end of this line. The use of strings is taste:' ful, which is more than one can say forthe pseudo-Freudian overtones. Overall, "Ode to Billie Joe" is a joke. As far as record sales are concerned, "Windy" and "Light My Fire" were the summer's best. BeCOPPER BAR 1570 No. Lockwood Ridge Rd. 955-3446 tMPOUEQ UOUORS I ing a little more aesthetic, this is my selection of the "Top Ten" of the summer. L Fakin' It Simon and Garfunkel 2. White Rabbit jefferson Ahplane 3. Windy The Association 4. Reflections ..... The Supremes S. All You Need Is Love/ Baby You're A Rich Man The Beatles. 6. Whiter Shade of Pale 7. I Had a Dream Paul Revere and the Raiders. 8. Blues Theme The Arrows 9. Light My Fire The Doors 10. Baby, I Love You Aretha Franklin Close to these were: "Words" XWould you believe it? The Mon kees!); "Carrie Anne" (Hollies); "I Was Made to Love Hex'' (Stevie Wonder); "To Love Somebody" (Bee Gees); "There Is A M01.mtain" (Donovan); and "Society's Child" (Janis Ian.) The worst bigsellers were: "Ode to Billie Joe"; "Getting Together," "Silence Is Golden;" "My Mam my;" "Can't Take My Off You;" "I Take It Back! (Help Stamp Out Sandy Posey); and" Ding Dong the Witch Is Deact." "Reflections" (Snpremes) should have been subtitled "Motown Meets Edgar Varese. The use of electronic sounds (beep, beep) with the Motown be at was superb here. The Supremes are one of those excellent groups who still manage to please the rabble. Bravo, Supremes. "I Had A Dream" (Paul Revere and the Raiders featuring Marl<. Lindsay) soun
Page 8 The Catalyst September 8, 1967 \ Tsk Tsk' A Smash Hit It was another standing-room-only crowd in the Music Room of CollegeHallSaturdaynigbt as George Wargo's Players continued its record run inthe show "Man's Inhumanity to Man" or "Tsk, Tsk. 11 "We ought to charge admission!" exclaimed a well lmown college president after seeing the show. "I've never laughed so hard in my life, 11 gasped another member of the audience. The Players (YV argo, Dale Benziger, Claudia Blair, Jean Feingold, Cheryl Hess, Allan Jaworski, and Gary Photos by Jon Lundell Williams) kept the audience in stitches with a fast moving series of funny often ribald skits. This was the Players/ s e con d public perlonnance. They presented a similar program before a Parents Weekend audience last spring. From upper left, clockwise: Jaworski puts his whammy on the audience; the full cast, and a subtle gibe at Professor of History Dr. George Mayer; Wargo; Williams, Wargo, and Jaworski in a gibe at Shakespeare; Jaworski andFeingold waitingfortheirnanny; Miss Hess demonstrating her dancing talents; and little Claudia takes a peek at little Allan's belly-bltton, er, naveL