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Catalyst
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Bulk Rate I u. s. Postage f 3. 6 Paid Permit No. 33 Sarasota, FL 196 8 Students Elect Representatives, But Vacancies Are Left Due to Sma II Field CELEBRATE JOHNSON DECISION When President Johnson annotmced Sunday night he would not seek re-election, the joy of New College stu dents was unbounded. A spontaneous celebration eruoted in the Palm Court. It wa> followed by alate-night march by a number of students down the Trail to the Ringling School of Art. SignG:expressin g a newly -rekindled hope for peace in our time were caiTied. No one shed a tear for Lyndon. Students went to the polls Wednesday to elect student government representatiyes, but a number of posts remained unfilled due to the small number of students submitting nominating petitions. No nominating petitions were filed for three vac;nt seats on the Student Court. Since only two Court members, third-year student Rick Stauffer and first-year student Nick Munger, are currently in residence, no SC quorum is possible. Onlytwothird-yearstudents qualified for Student Executive Committee representative, resulting in an eight-man SEC. Elected SEC Chairman in yesterday's election was third-year student Steve Hendricks. Hendricks defeated second-year student Jon Shaughnessy 90 to 15. Elected to the SEC from the firstyear class were Dwayne Sweeny, John Esak and George Kane. First-year vote totals were: Sweeny 45, Esak 34, Kane 25 and Dave Burck 16. New SEC representatives from the second.:.year class ;re Ivan Saxby, George Duffee-Braun and Creighton Sfnith. Saxby received 24 votes. Other vote totals were: Duffee-Bratm i9. Smith 16 and Gay Moriello 6. D:ie Hickam andL3ITY Alexander were the only students qualifying for SEC representative from the third-yearcla>s. Hickam received 15 votes and Alexander 5. Elected to the faculty committee on Advising, Orientation and Graduation were Duffee-Braun and John Esak. They were the only declaring intention to run for the posts. Duffee-Braun received 66 votes and Esak 28. College Council members, those students receiving the largest numbers ot votes from their respective classes in the SEC election, will be Sweeny, Saxby and Hickam. Sweeny, Saxby and Alexander are incumbents. Esak served as afirst-year SEC representative his first year. Hendricks has been a third-year SEC representative since the beginning of the year, and Hickam was SC Chairman from September 1967 until his resignation in February. LIFE Men Leave A writer and a photographer from Life magazine left canpus yesterday, after spending almost a week gathering material for a projected article on experimental colleges. The kind of information the Life representatives were interested in, however, seemed to involve the social rather than the academic aspects of the college. The team questioned students prim a r i 1 y about intervisitation, and the extent to which boys and girls live toget:Jter in the New College dorms. It was also learned photographs were taken, presumably as evidence of widespread cohabitation. Few student leaders reported having been questioned by the team, and President John Elmendorf met withthetwoforenly afew minutes. The writer, Richard Bush, is the sole member of Life's Miami Bureau, while the tfEOtographer, Vernon MeiTitt, is an employee of the Black Star agency, under contract to Life for this article. ReportecriY, tile idea for the story was originated by Roger Vaughan, a Life staffer in New York, who sold the idea to the magazine. There is no assurance the story w1ll eventually be published once it is completed. Two other colleges, one in New Hampshire :nd the other in California, reportedly will be included in the story. Bookshop Is Said Another Election Voted To be losing Money Stove Heodt meeting that a language program be offered, and taught by qualified instructors. Reportedly, the French instructor, John Macbeth, will also run the language lab. The contract for the Russian professor was reportedly signed before Elmendorf's in-tention to do away with the language faculty was made known. The president gave no indication the improved program he contended could replace the language faculty had been ordered. The faculty took no action at the meeting on any matters. White Receives Fulbright Award Third-year student Chery White, h::r been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and will spend next year at the University of Rennes in France. White, who is studying French at New College, sad tha in the French university, located in the northwestern ;rea of the country, she will be enrolled as a regular student studying medieval literature and lin9:11istics. After her year abroad White plans toretumto an American university to begin her study toward a Ph. D. in French and then to teach on the college level. White has already received offers of fellowship awards from three universities in the United States. Duke University awarded her a JamesB. Duke fellowship and both Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania also have offered her similar awards for study. In addition to these honors, White was also named to the honorable mention list for Woodrow Wilson National Fellowships. election to fill three Student Court nature no longer be required on a stated cooperative housing has 11 a seats. room exchange form. The motion very good chanre" of being used The actionwasnecessary becalSe was not seconded. next year, if students .are interested no one qualified for the offices in In an unusual procedure Larry enough to take action. yesterday's election. Prior to the Alexander was declared the third-Miller reported that maid ser-5-1 vote, the opinion was expressed year member of Miller's commit-vice will be provided to the 26 that several competent people may tee on Graduation, Orientation new host singles. Moving day will be "recruited" to run. The vote andAdvising. George Duffee-be &turday, barring further de-came only after some discussion on Braun will serve as the underclass-velopments. the current :nd future need for a juman representative, with John Esak dicial branchof the student govern -ment. This was the first meeting of the newly-elected members. Steve Hendricks chaired the meeting for the first time, :nd LaiTY Alexander served as vice-chairman. No secretary has been selected yet. Much discussion wa> held on the present New College calendar. Assistant Dean of Students Arthur Miller noted that the school year has been substantially decrea;ed in the last three years. From the 1964-65 year of 48 weeks with 12 weeks of on-campus Independent Study Periods, the current calendar is 41 weeks, with three weeks of oncampus ISP. The proposal of the Educaional Planning Committee for 1968-69 is a 38-week year with 4 weeks of on-campus ISP. Miller also reported that new proposals for the calend;r had not yet reached the faculty for a vote. A four-year program with a threeyear option, more academically valuable orientation periods, and the presence of and thirdyear students during orientation of new students were discussed. The SEC recommended that further work on the calendar be done in the Student Aca:iemic Committee. Salisbury Is Back As Dorm 'Resident' Former third-year student Luke Salisbury, expelled by then-Dean of Students George Petrie early in February, is back on campus as a "resident. Salisbury is reportedly on campus until the College Cotmcil, which meets Wednesday, can re-consider his expulsion. He has, however, registered for several courses. He is reportedly paying $6 a night for his room. Salisbury wa; originally suspended second term for a period of from one to three terms, with hls case to be reviewed at the beginning of each term by the College Council. He was expelled by Petrie for overstaying a visit permit granted by the Dean of Students's office, and because of "anti-social behavior" during the visit. President John Elmendorf commentedSalisbury is on campus "to give people a chance to look at him" before the College Co!J!l.cil meeting. Elmendorf said the College Council delineations would "in effect" be a reconsideration of the expulsion. Elmendorf confirmed the reconsideration was at Salisbury's request. According to Elmendorf, Salisbury's stay on is due to the change in deans. He said Dean Jack Rams did not know Salisbury, and was thus anxious to have him on campus. Rans implied, however, that the return of Salisbury to campus may have been at Elmmdorf1s urging. Rains said he had a "negative impression" of Salisbury's record, but "didn't really know him" outside oftheinformaion contained in his file. Rains sad he was aw;re there would be student objection to S a lisbury's presence on campus.

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2 Editorial I f NOT APATHY ... Perhaps it's irrelevant, to talk about apathy. Certainly it's an old and tired subject, a favorite of administrationcontrolled "school spirit" campus newspapers, one peculiarly alientotheNew College environment. But the recent election has proved something is wrong. If it isn't apathy (which, really, is no explanation for anything) we can't imagine what is wrong. Only two students ran for third-year Student Executive Committee representative. Thus, third-year students have only two-thirds representation on the SEC. Perhaps this really makes little difference. Nostudentschoseto nm to fill three Student Court vacan cies. There are, therefore, only two members of the S C at present. That's not enough to have a quonnn, to meet at all. Perhaps that doesn'treally make any difference, since, with the possible abolition of the intervisitation rule.._ the C0Ult may have little to do. The stocks have never been used--pemaps there's no need for a court. Perhaps. We'd be tempted to believe these things, perhaps, if it wasn't that this same attitude of apathy, of disinterest in student affairs, hadn 1t affected us directly and seriously. Specifically, the outgoing editor of The Catalyst selects, with the approval of the entire staff, a successor. He does this just about this time, so the new editor can take over before the year is over. This year, that cannot be done, because there is simply no one to take over. As far as we are concerned, this paper will suspend its operations at the end of the year. Perhaps this is m1derstandable. The editorship of The Catalyst requires an enormous amo1mt of work. Every position on the paper requires time and effort. But, in yearspast, there have been students willing to devote this effort. Very few students currently enrolled have this dedication. Cer tainly not enough to nm a paper next year. Wewonderhowconcemedweshould be. Perhaps this college doesn't deserve a paper. Pemaps it doesn't deserve a student govemment, a judicial system to preserve its rights. But we feel strongly a commm1ity without a news source, a means of communication, is very m1fortl.mate, indeed, And we feel a comml.Ulity that cannot govem itself is lost. But who is there to do the work? We wish we knew. We don' t know the cause of this situation. Pemaps it arises from the feeling that one's stay here is far too temporary to become involved m the workings of the place itself. But, then we cannot explain how such a feeling could arise. We can 'only state .that the newspaper office will be neftt year for anyone who wants to start again, the equipment available for use, a name and a masthead if anyone wants them. It's onlyfittingboththe student newspaper and the student govemmentseemon the verge of failingtogether. Without student govemment, there would be little for the paper to report. And there would be little need of anyone's knowing anything whatever about students at this school. LeHers IN MOURNING To the Editor: Thismoming, Monday, I set the college flags at half-mast in mourning for a young Negro who was killed last Thursday in the rioting in Memphis. I taped a sign to the base of the poles explaining this. At the end of the day the flags flew from the top of their poles and, hopefully, that black American was peacefully rotting in his grave. On the sign that had not been tom down was the comment, Member A$soci:zted Collegiate Press Volwne IV, Nwnber U April 4, 1968 Published weekly 36 times per year by audents at New College. $5 per year, or.lS per copy. Address suborders, change of address notices, and tm.deliverable copies t01 The C:ztalyllt/ New College/Post Office Box 18 98/ Saraso ta, Florida 33578. Telephone 355-5406. Editor ............. Laurie Paulson A#t. Editor .... .. Margaret Sedensky Advertising ....... George Kane Circulation .. : ... Richard de Photography ............ Miguel Tapia Su.U: Kit Ari>uckle, Mary Blakeley, Jean Grahan, Katl>y Graves, CarolaHeitmann, Abby Misemer, Stephen Ol.oon, Barbara Siebrowd
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April 4, 1968 ----.L _1"'": ,.. clef, 'nOtes l I By J. R. Taylor Three By Miles The history of jazz seems to run in overlapping cycles of innovation and consolidation. Improvisations and new ideas tum almost inevitably into "schools" and compositional techniques, md those who treat the past as a graveyard are quickly succeeded by those who see it as a gold mine. Innovation--as exemplified by Omette Coleman, John Coltrane, and Cecil Taylor--has been loose inthelandfornearly adecadenow, and it is beginning to seem that too many musicians are too far out of touch with any common language. Fortunately, such a language seems to be emerging--specifically in three new releases by trumpeter Miles Davis' quintet, Miles Smiles, Sorcerer, and N efertiti. --oDe of the more important elements of this music is a disregard forharmony, infavorof a not necessarily h:rmonic contrapuntal texture. (Davis' modal experiments in the late fifties foresaw this. ) Naturally, this affects pianist Herbie Hancock. When Hancock chords behind one of Dcvis' solos, his function is one of response rather than harmonic support. Anotherimportant feature of this music is a fresh approach to the theme and variations aspect of jazz. In the past, most jazz themes have been tunes--miniature compositionscomplete in themselves. The themes on these records are, as a rule, tmfinished statements which require variations to complete them. Most of these themes are the work oftenor saxophonist Wayne Shorter, who has come of age both as composer and soloist. His early solos were chaacterized by fa:ile 16thnote runs and an unrelenting hard sound; now he play s simpler, more sinuous lines and frequently uses a soft tone. The role of the rhythm section has also changed. lnstea:l of keeping time, the bassist and drummer play contrapuntal lines :gainst the soloist. Ron Carter epitomizes the independent, melodic bass playerhis tone is immense, his rmge wide, and his powerful walk is punctuated with huge glissandos, and double stops. Tony Williams is an excellent section mate for Carter; on these albums he displays not only the bomb-dropping fire for which he is famous, but also levels oftaste which his critics consider him incapable of. Miles Smiles (Columbia CS 9401ct 2601) is the first and probably the best of the three albums. The first track, Orbits, has an irregular partly-out-of-tempo line that Daris, Shorter, md Hancock develop organically, with cousiderable reference to the theme and raises it far above the mannerisms of "soul jazz. 11 Williams stays in double time throughout the number, while the soloists remain in tempo. The effect is exhilarating. Gingerbread Boy, by tenoriSt }Tm my Heath, is almost unbearably precarious. Davis screams out the high notes that appea so rarely in his work, takes breaks simult:neously with Williams, and in general nearly shakes the number apart with spontaneity. There is m almost disastrous mistake in the final theme statement--Miles apparently forgets the theme, drops out, and re-enters in the wrong place--but Williams picks it up, the group runs it through again, and Carter rides out on a wild country-&-western ba;s line. Sorcerer (Columbia CS 9532-cL 2732) opens with -Prince of Darkness. Davis' solo is declamatory, with each phrase developing out of its predecessor Shorter's spot shows his early influences: he alternates Coltraneish runs with blunt, sta:c:to, Rollins -like statements. Pee Wee is a nice ballad (by Tony Willians!) on which Miles does not play. Hancock's solo here is very much like Bill Evans, his strongest influence; and Shorter conveys angwsh without resorting to dra::natics. Masguaero, a dissonant contrapuntal theme, displ;vs what may be a basic difference between Davis and Shorter. Miles' solo builds straight to a climax; Shorter reduces the tension almost to the point of immobility--then moves suddenly into a forceful mood. The Sorcerer, by Hancock, is routined interestingly. Afterthe theme, Davis and Shorter go unexpectedly into a convivial exchmge of eight-bar phrases. Vonetta is dirge-like; but Davis' improVIsation is melodically rich and surprisingly light. Williams is especially interesting here; he eschews brushes in favor of delicate rolls on the snare. Nothing Like You closes the album. A vocal, written and sung by Bob Dorough, it is innocous, brief, and thoroughly out of place. Nefertiti (Columbia CS 9594-cL 2794) is more restrained than the other albums. The title piece is all theme-statedfirst by Shorter, then repeated over and over by both homs. The interest of the track comes partly from the subtle inflections of the horns, but mostly the interplay with Hancock 1 s gemlike percussive piano and Willians' kicking accents. Fall is more a com position than a theme. Its first part alternates written parts with short solos by (Continued on page 4, column 4) little or none to bar lines. r-------, Miles' own Circle is one of his best ballad performances. The mutual sensitivity of the group is remarkI New College Rings on Sale able. Davis' muted line slips al1 most unnoticed into Shorter's; the f Marc;h 29th thru April 12th rhythm section responds a; one man t to Hancock's swellinJZ :nd vohnne; and Williams' tastetUl 1 I brushwork is a joy to hear. Footprints refers to Carter's walkf ing ground bass, which alternates between 4/4 and 3/4 patterns. The soloists build tension steadily, re-laxing only in the 4/4 sections. f RING ORDERS BEING TAKEN AGAIN! THE CAMPUS BOOK SHOP t I t Freedom Jazz Dance, by Chicago saxophonist Eddie Harris, is a "fun ky" theme, but Miles' conception t t t '--------j We Service Your Car By The Book And Follow The Golden Rule at GOLDEN'S TRAIL PLAZA TEXACO SERVICE STATION U.S. 41 & Myrtle St. Trail Plaza Shopping Center The Catalyst Page 3 Poll Picks Me Carthy .New College students voting in Choice 68, the national collegi:te presidential primary to be held on campuses across the country April 24, will give Senator Eugene McCarthy (D,Minn.) an overwhelming victory, according to a poll conducted this week by The Catalyst. McCathy, the poll predicts, will poll many more votes than his near est rival, New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller, a Republican. Senator Robert Kennedy (D, N.Y.) is barely in the running. The results of the poll are: McCarthy 64%, Rockefeller 10%, Kennedy 5% and no opinion 16%. President Lyndon Johnson, Oregon Governor Mark Hatfield and Harold Stassen also received minor support. No student polled selected former Vice President Richard Nixon or California Governor Ronald Reagan as his presidential choice. ar Buffs do it! A set of New College parents is signed in for Parents' Weekend by thirdyear student Dan Haggarty. Although only about 30 parents :ttended, less than half of last year's attendance, the parents apparently enjoyed themselves. An operetta, a play and a sailing regatta were among the events provided for the entertainment of the participants. The Place Where The Hardware, Housewares & Assorted Goodies Are Nearby! PHONE 355-2388 North Trail Shopping Center DIPPER DAN 9oo Br.eam 880PPII: ond DIPPER DAN ICE CREAM IS EASIER GOING DOWN. CYCLE SALES, INC. 2530 17TH STREET 'THE SOUTH'S BEST SERVICE" Inglish leather For men who want to be where the action is. Very racy VefY masculine. ALL-PURPOSE LOTION $2.50, $4.00, $6.50. From the com plete array of EN GUSH LEA THEA men's toiletries. Virginia (1.) and Frank(r.)are: A. Interviewing an African couple. B. Visiting a Nigerian University. C. Exchanging ideas with Nigerian niversity students. Actually, Virginia Blount and Frank Ogden are doing all these things. As members of the 500student World Campus AfloatChapman College, these two Arizona college students had the opportunity to ta1k with students at the University of Ife, lbadan branch, Nigeria. With the help of Nigerian students and professors, the Amer icans compared religions, art, l anthropology, educational systems, ..... economic developments, geog'*' raphy, drama, music, and dance of .:: the two countries. This is the regular course work aboard Chapman's shipboard campus, the s.s. Ryndam. Virginia and Frank transferred the credits they earned back to their home colleges, Arizona State University and Northern Arizona University, and are going on for their baccalaureate degrees. Chapman College is currently accepting enrollments for the 1968-1969 academic year with the World Campus Afloat program. ITINERARIES Fall1968: Dep. New York Oct. 10 for Dublin, London, Copenhagen, Rotterdam, Lisbon, Rome, Athens, Haifa, Catania, Barcelona, Las Pal mas, Freetown, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Ahe Montevideo, Punta Arenas, Santiago, Lima, Acapulco, arriving Los Angeles Jan. 29. Spring 1969: Dep. Los Angeles Feb. 3 for Honolulu, Tokyo, Kobe, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bombay, Mombasa, Durban, Cape Town, Dakar, Casablanca, Cadiz, Lisbon, arriving New York May 27. The coupon below, if completed and mailed at once, will provide the first step In reserving space for your fall1968 and/or spring 1969 semesters with World Campus Afloat where you can take full advantage o( Chapman College's unique three-year experience in effective teaching aboard ship and in world ports. r.-Worhl Afl;-t f Chapman College Oronge. California 92666 I I Mr. om I I M1ss Mrs.____ I LAST NAME FIRST INITIAl. CampU$ I Campus Address_ State ---------I C1ty State Z1p Campus I Phone________ I Name of School Year in I School 1 Academic Ma,or Approx. GPA on 4.0 Scale _________ I I Home Address----------------Home I C 1 ty State Z1p Phone I I To which address material should be sent: Campus 0 Home 0 Parent or Guardian 1 1 am interested in 0 Fall 0 Spnng Semester 19 0 Land Campus 0 Floating Campus 0 Both I SAFETY INFORMATION: The s.s. RYNDAM, registered in The etherlands, meets I

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Page 4 Faculty Member Of the Week Dr. Douglas Berggren. Professor of Philosophy. M.A. Oxford. Ph. D. Yale. Who knows why this man was chosen Faculty Member of the Week? Do you? Do we? Review (Continued from page 3) yard barbecue, parts tn_e curt;ains in the middle and steps mto v1ew. He hol4s a large plastic toy boat. The show w:s a worthwhile en deavor, The dancers (apparently) enjoyed staging the eleven dances; the audience enjoyed watching. There were many minor faults, and the happening planned for as the finale did not happen. The show was a serious joke, a combination of commentary and artistry, and different and entertaining. It did not "try too hard, 11 as many modern products do, so there was no artificiality. Plans for more per form:nces by the dance group are being arranged (possibly Bradenton, Naples, and Ocala). It may be worth the trouble To Enter Regatta First-ye:r student Sven Donaldson and Dorothy Bobb will compete in the Sarasota Mystic Crewe Regatta Saturd;v at 9:30 an at City Pier. Donaldson won the New College intr

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