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WELCOME PARENTS Parents' Weekend Begins Saturday Parents regtster at last vears .,arc t W r n eekend. Forty families from many parts dr of the countxy will be on the New awmg Nalcy On-, on chrom-c_ollege. campus Sat-'ay to partxatograpluc techniques Claudia w" Blair on pot t"al m the Week-th en 1 s m the posterior end. AJ?proxunately eighty people Gary Moriello, on social representmg 11 states will visit th m a New York tuberculosis campus. e lOspltal; and David Jacobson, on Coming farthest to attend the the economic impact of New Colprograms arc Mr. & Mrs. Robert lege on the Sarasota community Stauffer, from Phoenix, Ar" The annual business meeting of states represented the Parents Pssociation willl:e q>ened Flonda, Illinois, New York New Saturday at 1:30 P.M. by Wilton D Delaware, <:ole, past president of the associa: Virguua, Soti:h Carolina, Missoun.; gill' and a Trustee of the college. and Massachusetts. as W. Dort, chairman of the One the highlights of the weekCollege Board of Trustees end Wlll be presentations of Inde-Wlll tell of plans for the future of pendent Study Projects by students Ne":' College. Michael Smith morning. James Feene of the Student Professor of Sociology Cannuttee, will ddiver the official of Independent Study, welcome for the students to the lS adviser for the program. parents and new Association Presistudents will deliver pred_ent, E. George Rogers will out sentahons on their specific interests the goals of the Parents Assocand the work they have done on xatlon for the coming year th_em. Among those giving talks Ro!?ers will moderate a .panel of will be: Don Heth, on India Jean night. The Graham, on ceramics and pottery duc:ussxon will be based on a lum Chandler, on school for re'-questionnaire sent out to the parent$ :arded children; Jane on about New College. Members of the panel include Cole; Dr. Arthur At Special Events Miller, director of studett pohcy; and students Don M. Aronoff, Bxyhan, Mary Ellen Delaplame, and Steve Olson has announced that thre aw totalling $50 will be offered to students who write the best commentary on the panel discussion He said that three awards of $25 $15, and $10 would be given to students who write the best papers of 1, 000 words or less, submitted to Mrs. Root on or before November 15. All papers should be discussion of :n.e rial devdoped by the panelists, saxd Mr. Rogers. Material in papers will be used in publica be developed by the Associ ation later. In submitting entries students agree to publication. The papers will be judged by a to be selected by the associ ation and prizes will be awarded b November 22 y painting by Rogers will be given away during the weekend. Parents will attend a brunch and beach picnic on Longboat Key Sun day to conclude the weekend. Trustees Hold Fall Mee ing The 'ew College Trustees began their annual fall meeting yesterday with the convening of the Trustee Educational Policy Committee. During the Thursday morning meeting, the Trustees met in their respective committees. Meetings of the entire board will be held all day today and tomorrow mominR. Educators To Speak Representatives from the student body and faculty attended the meeting to present proposals and suggestions concerning the growth of New College. The College Council then met with the committee. The formal sessions of the Board meeting began today, with a 9 a.m. meeting. At this meeting, Acting President Victor L. Butterfield reported on the state of the college. He reported on his interim role in the administration of New College since Dr. John Elmendorf's heart attack on Sept. 18. AmongthematterstheBoard will discuss are specific motions on faculty promotions and tenure proposed salary revision scale, the faculty's proposal on sabbatical leaves. They will also discuss short-and long-range budget projections, and academic load. V arious committees of the Board will hear reports and proposals by members of the campus community on general and specific matters. Drama Club Casts The drama club, 1.mder the direction of George Wargo, will pre sent Aristophanes The Birds on January 10. Try-oli:s have been held and the chosen cast plans to begin rehearsals at the end of this week. Members of the cast are: Pi$tha taurus, Nick Munger; Eulpides, Chuck Konner; The Hoopoe, Peter McNabb; Prometheus, Steve Posey; Poseidon, Rich Foster; Iris, Jennifer Hurst; The Inspector, Jeff Herrod; The Messenger, Monte Knight; Royalty, Anne Evans; Clloruslead er, Phil Shenk; Flute Girl, Pat Wood. Members of the technical staff include: Anne Evans, Stage Man-ager; John Winnikates, Set Design; Sal Lee Anderson, Makeup; Kitty Warner and Gary Moriello, Props; Kathy Mulchay, Costumes; and S. Lewis Posey, Producer. Director Wargo plans to modernize the play and thus underline its applicability to cUITent events; he intends to en::phasize the political aspects of the play. The play will bethedrama club's first effort this year. Chairman Steve Posey has been disappointed by response to the existence of a drama club and hopes the organization will overcome the disadvantages of not having proper equipment or a stage. Major addresses by two nationally prominent educators will take place at New College this week. Dr. Barnaby C. Keeney, chairman of the ational Endowment for Hwnanitics, will address a spec1al black-tie audience attending the President's dinner at the Far on Longboat Key this even Keeney The next day at a on campus, Dr. Harris L. Wollford, Jr., president of the State University of New York College at Old Westbwy, will speak to a large invited audience about innovative education. His address wUl be followed by a panel discussion on this topic. At the last meeting of The Board of Trustees, a special dim-..:r was planned at which Dr. Keeney a longtime friend of Dr. Elmendorl's and a renowned educator would deliver. a talk concerning private education and the humanities at the first of two sessions in which the whole subject of liberal education was to be explored. Although Dr. Elmendorf was stricken just as the first invitations were sent out, the decision was made to continue with Dr. Butterfield acting as host for the dinner along with the trustees. Dr. Keeney will be in a unique position to comment on the place of the hwnanities and the liberal arts in today's society. Appointed as chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities by Presi dent Johnson in 1966, he had been president of Brown University for ll years. His own career in private education began at the nation's oldest 1.miversity, Harvard. Although he eamed his bachelor's degree at the University of North Carolina, he took both the masters' and doctorate at Harvard and became an instructor in histoxy there. After World War ll, he went to Brown as an assistant professor, sexved in a succession of faculty and administrative posts and became president in 1955. Atahmcheon on Friday, Dr. Wofford will be the principal speaker and will call his experience to bear on. topic of "Responding to th c Cr:tSlS m Education" Joining Dr. Wofford in makin llmc:IICon addresses will be Actin: PreSident Dr. Butterfield, who will talk about some of the innovative programs at Wesleyan Uni.versxty, and W. Lynndon CloufF. ProEssorof Classics at New College: Wofford Caning to the New College campus from Old Westbury, newest of the campuses of the State University of New York system, Dr-. Wofford has an unusual He was a member of the late President Kennedy's White House staff and chaired the President's (Contmued on p. 6, Col. 1.) P oil 5 t u de n t Body To c 5 by PAUL ZIMMERMAN To poll or not to poll; that was the major issue taken up by the SEC at its meeting last night. The question of what to do about the faculty's STIPULATION of an open election for two student seats in their meetings was the basis of the discussion. Last week the faculty turoed down the proposal made in the SEC petition and endorsed by the College Co\Ul.cil which stated that the student representatives ex the SEC chairman and a representative of the Catalyst would be appointed by the SEC. The faculty, believing that this would not be a true representation of the student body, proclaimed that two of the student members were to be elected at 1 arge and the third would be the student member of the EPC. Two disagreements immediately arose over the faculty's proposal. First of all, it was thought that only two of the three classes would have a member SPECIFICAlLY FOR the job of at-tendingfaculty meetings since one student member would aU:omatic ally get on by being on the EPC. Whateverclassthat person was in, then, wouldnot be given a chance to express their CHOICE. This voting by class was an earlier proposal adopted by the SEC in order to insure equal representation. The second disagreement was that it appeared that the faculty was dictatingtothe SEC modes of operation thereby eliminating the independence that a student government have at any institution. After a great deal of discussion of the SEC's next step, Dr. Miller made the suggestion that a poll should be taken among the students on whether they wanted to follow the plan suggested by the original SEC petition or the faculty's plan of an open election. This idea was but some vexy sig nificant diSCussion preceded the adoption of this proposal. It was thought thrt with SEC appcintments the rwnor of an SEC conspiracy would rise once again. With the problem of equal representation, however, it was thought that a new SEC would be in next term before any appomtmgwouldbe done. Thiswa.Ud elbnnate any question wer the present supposed con; piracy for the stu-dents would ONCE AGAIN have an opportunity of electing THEIR representatives. It was then mentioned that with the lack oi participation in our past elections, the student body again would not be wholly represented. In answer to a question, it was strongly emphasized that the SEC appointments would not have to be SEC tmmbers. The whole problem concluded with some discussion of the fact that the SEC cannot have the support from the student body that it needs to function efficiently because of the existent apathy on campus. A proposal was then made to form an ad...!!2. committee to poll the student body, the method be-ing left up to that committee. In order to provide all faimess for the issue, this proposal was voted down in favor of straight balloting. Once the vote has been taken, the SEC plans to confront the faculty again, and depending on the results, re quest new ruling on the issue. Throughot.C:this discussion, comments were made to the fact that few students outside of the SEC members have been present at the meetings so alternate views could be heard. It was thought that no SEC could be effective unless many students representing all factions of the community would come and voice their opinions. The meetings are held evexy Wednesday night at 6:30 and all students arc encouraged to attend.

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Page 2 Editorials SACT It is important that students be able to participate fully in the workings of the college. Since the most important decision concerning any faculty member is whether or not he be granted tenure, and students are best qualified to judge an ability. we feel that students should be directly involved in the decision of tenure for faculty members. For these reasons we propose that a Student Advisory Committee on Tenure (SACT) be established. This would consist of a board of students, whose purpose would be to hold hearings about specific faculty members who are being considered for tenure. Students who have taken courses with that teacher would be invited to discuss his or her merits as a member of the faculty at New College. Students who are majoring in the fieldof the teacher being considered would be heeded most closely. The Committee would then write a descriptive evaluation of the bculty member, with the final item being "recommended for tenure" or "not recommended for tenure." In this way the student voice (perhaps the most important one in such a would be heard most clearly, andthe faculty tenure committee's right to discuss the individual as a member of their profession would not be violated. This idea has been approved by members of the faculty tenure committee tmofficiallv. and it should be done now. REPRESENTATION We were at first dismayed with the SEC's attitude toward the faculty's decision that student representatives to faculty meetings be elected t'ather than appointed. But the real issue at stake concerns apathy and representation. Do those who did not express interest at the time of the SEC elections, or who still do not choose to attend the SE.C meetings and express their ideas, have the right to be con idered as part of the student bodyfor purposes of representation? We feel the answer is no. Mike Smith put it well when he was isked if he conSidered the SEC a boclY. He saidthat it was is as it possibly could be. Open elections were held, and all who signed up for committees were appointed to them. In addition, the SEC meetings are open for all to attend. The SEC's move to poll the student body before it brings the matter before the faculty again is a good idea. Since 2/ 3 of the student body signed the petition asking that students -be illowed into faculty meetings, with three of the student representatives to be appointed by the SEC, student mandate was behind the SEC. If this has changed, then it will be heard in the poll. we tend to feel that the students who complain loudest about not being represented by the SEC are merely the apathetic and they will not bother to express themselves in the poll. Despite what some may say about the influence of individuals on the workings of the SEC, one cannot deny that the SEC has accomplished a great deal this year. It is an involved SEC, involved with the school. and the school's actions. Perhaps the apathetic gripers are just peeved at being left out of the group on the campus who are doing the for the school. Volwne V, Nwnber 6 o vember 7 1968 Published v.-ecldytluougbol.t the school year by Kudents at New College. $5.00 per year! or 15 per copy. Addrei'S subscription oracrs, change of address noticea, and undeliverable copies to: The Catalyst/New College/Post Office Box 1898/ Sarasota,Florida 33578. Telephone 335-6406. Editor Paul Adomitcs Assoc. Editor ,, Ross Madden Managing Edito.t Janet Goldwater Featwe , Dick Webb Ed. Consultant. Steve M=
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Page 3 The Catalyst Parents Weekend Schedule Friday Nov. 8 Board of Directors meeting, 4:00 P m., Pompeii Room Saturday-Nov. 9 9:00-lO!OO a, m. -Coffee hour, H aml ton Center all students and faculty invited. 10:00 -12:00 12:00 -1:00 1:30 p.m. Student Independent Study Presentations Teaching Auditorium, (These will run consecutively, 15-20 minutes each,} Lunch -Main dining room. -Annual Parents' Meeting -All students and faculty invited. Speakers: Mr. Wilton D C 1 NC T o e, rustee, parent, and past president of Parents' Association; Dr. Victor L. Butterfield, Acting President Mr. E. George Rogers, new president of Parents' Association; Michael Jackson Smith, Chainnan of Student Executive Committee Mr. Ralph Henry, Director of Development. 4:00 -5:00p.m. R t" S th -ecep Ion, ou Hall All students and faculty invited. 5:30-7:00p.m. 8:00p.m. Sunday Nov. 10 11:00 to 2:00p.m. Complimentary Dinner Main Dining Room. Panel Discussion, "An Intimate Look ttt New College" Moderator, Mr. E. George Ror Panelists: Mr. Wilton D. Cole Dr Arth M Director of Student Stu::nts A ron off, Mane Bryha M and Stephen Olson. n, aryellen Delaplaine, Picnic brunch and swimming Longboat Key c b (B a ana. Y pnor reservat1on only. Limited to parents and their sons and daughters. ) Book Club Fellowship ew York, Y. October 30, 1968 --Harry Scherman, Chairman of the Board of the Book-of-theMonthOub, today announced that Ralph Ellison, Louis Kronenberger and William Styron have named as the National Board of Judges of the Book-of-the-MonthClub Third Annual Creative Writing Fellowship. Application blanks and full information about the Program may b_e obtained from any college Enghshdepartment or by writing to Miss Margery Darrell, Managing Director, Book-of-the-Month Oub Writing Program, c/o College English Association, 280 Park Avenue New_York, N, Y. 10017. W1nners will be notified May 1 1969, and awards presented on 15, 1969. The Writing Fellowship administered by the College English Association calls for the awarding of 000 each to semors m American and Canadian colleges and universities. Book-of-the-Month C 1 u b Preliminary screening will be W;ttmg Fellowships were created done by a Board of 21 regional wi_th the thought, Mr. Scherman judges, three from each of seven Said, that there are many fellow-geographic areas, which have ap-ships available for those who wish p_roximately equal student populaPur;rue _scientific and scholarly tlOn. mvest1gat1ons but relatively few The Fellowship Program is open young creative to any person who will be a semor writer. We hope this program will in an accreditedcollege or univerhel!'rectifythissituation, Wehave sity in the United States or Canada tengned_ it to give the gifted col-on January 1, 1969. Oosing date ege opportunity to dev-for entries is January 1, 1969. talents in the year followmg hlS graduation Speaker' s Bureau Begins Work A--Harassed program ch;unnenfor civic clubs and other local organizations may find a wel aid to some of their problems m the New Cbllege Spealers .litre au Founded and nm by students the bureau provides a varfety ';;?pro grams ranging from talks by indi to debates and panel dis CUSSlOllS by any size group. Jane Rogers, second-year student from Naples, Fla., is chairman of the Speakers Bureau and she reports great interest on the part of students and the groups before which they appear. "A second reason, II she added nth I r d 1s at m most New College students are anxious to get ow: and meet the people in their newlyadopted community and to have those people get to know them. New College students really are kind of isolated and there are too few ways to meet people in the local community.'' Some of the students can stage on certain subjects. Some will g1ve readings at special times of the year in observance of holiday seasons. LeHers (con f.) Students are available, says Jane to speak on a variety of subjects ranging from heavier ones of religion, politics, or social subjects to those on classical and pop music and poetry, tlcs for the lavn:'an, hypnosis, the younger gcncrat>.on, or philosophy Jane the experience of both students and their audiences to date has been excellent "On each occasion we ask the sponsoring group to send an eval uationofthetalk," said Jane "and we been amazed at the en thls1.asm generated bf the studems ( contmued from P age 2 col 5) footnoted them in case anyone cared. Then you wash yoW' hands and heal silently. I thought quite honestly that, in this c o mmunity, the written word was the ultimate cop-out, the rational rationalization. Then som ething h appened that alllD stpleasedme. happened to be reading the Catalyst andsozre one who had written an article was standingnext to me so I looked up and said "You're wrong, 11 as if they had said what they wrote, and to me. They then proceeded to dis cuss. The only bad thing about it wasthat they had half an opportusay t? me like, "Well, it's there on paper, read it. ldon'twanttotalk about it." Then again I've heard people say things like, 11 What an ass that person must've been to write something like that, "rarely, ''that did some thing to me, 11 or, 111 should ask someone about that, 11 or even, "I almost care." So I thought. I asked myself how I would go about doing this if I had something really important to say, and not have it ignored. Ihitonsome ideas. (Ideas follow) 1. I could t1y to be logical and cogent. 2. I could try to be funny. 3. I could try to be literary. 4. I could appeal to people's guilty consCiences (about their apathy) s: I could use a lot of dirty words and call names. I came up with answers to all five suggestiollS. (Answers follow) I. It would be dull. 2. It would be dull or It would be funny. 3. I would fail. 4. People don t have guilty consciences (about their apathy). 5. I don'thave enough of a sense of the :>bscene and I have a limited repertoire of dirty words and those that I do have are prescriptive not descriptive. But I decided that itwasn1tthe Catalyst's fault. I decided that it was my fault for thinlcing that I could fool a first class New College mind into thinking about, or, for that matter, that anythingthatwashaparotmdhere at all was Love, Ivan All the Way With I.M. Pei To the Editor: The last issue of the Catalyst scored as a curious mixture of pettiness, pretentiousness, and pessimism in the stream of non-consciousness here, wending steadily from the apathetic to the pathetic. Mr Aronoff 1 s ill informed and short-sighted works scarcely need comment. The Catalyst editorial was at least a beginning. (Cheez, maybe there is a real world out there?) MaxReif's "And the sheer arm of the machine from now on portends to make demonstration almost sure to be treated as insur rection" brings to min,d Senator c. W, (Bill) Young reading the marshall's instructions at the Agnew miscaniage: "stand silently with bowed heads until the whistly blows and then they will destroy the rally." The attempt to yet re-establish a genuinely moral tone for a genuinely moral argument was destroyed before it started by the in creasing se dim entation of the phreek-strate polarization. But the NEWS COVERAGE! "Golly, lookit here on the front page In jail, man! 11 "And on the late news! Wowee-zowee. Whoopee-s 11 "My navel kind Of"" wrinkles up on an angle. "And my navel is all bent over on itself.'' The universe is one Navel. That is what Einstein really meant by a curved universe. Keepyo\U'navels clean. Beware of navel-rot. I once knew a girl who fed her navel peas and com. (fact) Feed your navel and your navei feeds you. Symbiosis. But the attempt to become seif-suffi cient is the further solidification of insufficiency. Why is our college so isolated? I. M. Pci and his band of Navel Recruiters can box you in or spread you out. Both ways lead to the navel. There are so many and block forms and st.agc-Hke o penings that it must be theater. We to name but. a few_ On occao:ion, one talk hac led to a of \n.vi:tati.on..s to a. s1-.n>.lar program before other thing was that people be assured that 'things take care of themselves' and that there is a py ending to all experience ; that s e cret zrechanisn:s will produce solu t ions, without effort, energy moral1 ty, or civi c virtue. T h e model is not "I do"; it is "Things develop. We've almost tamed the palms in the center court, holding each of them in their own little square of grass. Pei built not out of hlllllility but out of hwnidity, using bricks of solidified night and fog. It 1 s so pale and uneventful. He seems to have succeeded in institution alizing the non-event. Descartes and Husser! claimed that our own consciousness is the only given. From it we construct our whde world. They were wrong, of course. At least sometimes reality must construct us. Yet the question still hinges on what we will allowtobe real for us. Our selves arereal. Ourfriendsare real. But are the people in the ghettos real? Are the Vietnamese children real? lsthesnackbar real? Could you drop your 15 in the coke machine and get a cup of blood? Have you seen these walrus m:uths in your windows and mill'Ors, dripping blood and guzzled hairs? Have youeverread a biography? bumt a person to death? hrushed ywr teeth? "Combatting waste is like wash ing our faces --Mao Tse-Tung (Mr. Tung?) David Adams ._.. .._. ._. t t THE UNIVERSE IS SURROUNDED t BY A RED t BRICK WALL t ro e th JMB.elivea ledto a .-quelf: ""' ,_, .or one thing, because many of them are experienced and often award-winningdebaters or extemporaneous speakers and they want to kee p in practice. lor ame _pogram from a fa Fort Myen. ''We're glad to go a1JDo1t aay where to talk as long u wedaa't .have conflicts with classes, 11 sb.e added. NSA, ACLU Attack Q u e s t ion n a i re Washington (CPS) -A questionnaire being distributed this fall to one and one-half million college freshmen by the American Council on Education has been attacked as an invasion of privacy and a poss ible violation of due process by the National Student Association and the American Civil Lirerties Union. The questionnaire, a detailed fourpage set of inquiries on home life, interests, activities, and habits, is an attempt to correlate a student's predilection toward protest activities with his high school record, his study habits, his grades, and various other elements of his background and interests. The NSA and ACLU spakesmen who studied the questionnaire protested to the ACE at its annual convention recently that the form did not provide adequate safeguards for the students complPting it against "improper disclosures of information and use of the questionnaire by unauthorized persons. Specifically, according to NSA President Bob Powell, there is no guarantee that the information given via the questionnaire will not be seen by officials at the student's university and used against him. According to the ACLU, requiring a school president to sign statements that the data will nvt be abused "is not a atisfactory safeguard." Another of the fom11 s omissions, according to Powell, is of a statement telling the students to whom the form is sent (a random sampling of some kind) that they are not required to fill out the form, nol' to answer all the questions on it. NSA also objects to use of the student's social security number as a code nwnber, since through that number he is easily identifiable to government agents or other persons who might obtain access to the information. Both NSA and the ACLU called on ACE officials to devise a means, in the compiling of data from the questionnaires, to separate identification from the data provided by the student, or not to require personal identification at all. Although ACE officials dismissed the case against their questionnaire as overly paranoid and are distributing the questionnaires as planned (with the help of the college presidents and other administrators who are ACE :rrembers), NSA in a letter to ACE members said it was basing its concern on years of past experience with information about students. The letter cited persoml and academic data which universities until recently made available to draft boords, H liA C, and any other gowm ment or private investigators who wanted it. Such disclosures, a:c
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Page 6 The Catal st November 7, 1968 BERGGREN ELECTED FPA VICE PRESIDENT On the Futility of Protest majorities, such as the party loyals in the same town at the same time are generally useless except ing each side become a bit more militant in its beliefs or more violent in its actions. This has been demonstrated to me very recently during the presidential campaign through a certain dialogue between vice presidential candidate, now vice president-elect, Spiro T. Agnew and myself. except the radicals. And it comes to the simple question of who has the most political power today, Gene McCarthy or George Wallace? The answeris "Wallace" and the reason is the tactics involved one using conventional means side an organized party structure and the other appealing to the unconventional within an organized party structure. A newly-elected vice president and program chairman of the Florida Philosophical Association already is at work planning for the 1969 session to be held in Miami. Berggren SPEAKERS (Continued from p. 1, Col. 5.) subcabinet group coordinating the Civil rights work of all federal agencies. He served on the 1961 task force that recommended the original Peace Corps legislation and subsequently was named associate director of the Corps. His own collell:e at Old Westbwv is experimental in that it will attract students who have taken a break after high school to serve in the armed forces, the Peace Corps, VISTA, or to work for a year or two. After the three addresses following the luncheon, there will be a panel discussion with the three speakers and two members of the ew College faculty and two from the student body. From the faculty will be Dr. Douglas C. Berggren and Dr. Rodger W. Griffin Jr. Students will be Marie Bryhan and Nicholas Munger. English For men who want to be where the action is. Very schussy. Very mas cutlne. All-PURPOSE LOTION. $2.50, $4.00, $6.50. From 1he com plete array of ENGLISH LEATHER men's toiletries. Posters Jewelry Gifts Cords 1\J1ARU IMPORTS v Dr. Douglas C. Berggren, professor of philosophy at New College, said that one of the main in terestsforthe next conference will be a topical debate or discussion session. Dr. Berggren was elected at the 14th annual meeting of the assoc iation, held at New College last week. Other officers elected were Dr. Keith Irwin, Florida Presbyterian College, president; Dr. Robert Beard, Florida State University, secretary-treasmer. The 1969 meetings will be arrangedjointly by Barry and Biscayne College, both located in Miami. "Thesuccessofthis year's meet ing at ew College has everyone interested in planning to make next year's even better, said Dr. Berggren. Among the three student papers on philosophical subjects singled out for special recognition was one by New College philosophy major Roland King, md Dr. Berggren. I DONl TAKE THE COKE I UPSTAIRS, BABY Dr. Corinne C. Wilson, Librarian, has asked that students who use the Coke machine in the lounge of the library not take the cokes upstairs. "Although the students have been very good about this for the most part, Dr. Wilson said, "there are still cases of Cokes being taken upstairs, particularly on weekends. Dr. Wilson stated that this cm cause danage to the books, in addition to general sloppiness. She also said that the possibility of getting a machine in the lounge is contingent upon proper use of the Coke machine. contemporary art by COUNTRY DICK WEBB Some of my acquaintances may take offense at my writing what I am about to write; others who do not know me at all will take offense purely at t.be natme of the idea I am about to dissert; so, to protect my own integdty, if you will, let me first explain how I came to form my opinion and why I hold it as a tenable position. Since coming to New College, and more especially in the recent weeks, I have been compelled by various influences to reevaluate everything that I felt' I believed in prior to the application of these same forces. By reevaluation, I mean the analysis of the nature of each and every basic assumption and guideline by which one directs his everyday life and a critical analysis at that. Ibavc always held tint any belief could be made doubtr ful to the believer by a scrutiny in tense enough on his part, and this wasnotwhatlintendedto do; whether I did so or not may remain to be seen. In any event, through reading, revelation, and what have you, I have come to hold the belief, if such belief can be held, in the grand ambivalence of any truth. At the same time that I am portraying something as truth, I am refuting it, too. Since I believe this is valid for all truths, and that no truths are absolute; and since I also reserve the right to believe that att truths are absolute according to the same assum}Xion; I say therefore, that truths as far as I am concemed shall be no more or no less than an opinion held at any given time or the absence of such opinion, and I shall proceed according to this to set down the truth concerning the futility of active dissent outside the organizedpolitical structure of our system today. I know from experience limited that it may be, that vocJ demon strations by minority groups such as ,. yipp;e, m 0' by th\ At :30 p.m. toni a representative of the American Civil Lib erties Union will speak at the Unitarian Church in Sarasota. Everyone is invited, and the college van will take people to the speech. Later tonight, at approximately 10:30, another representative of the ACLU will speak on campus. His topic will be "Violence or NonViolence?" SOTO Furthermore, it has become apparent to me that the minorities of both extremes are equally blind and are equally right in tmir beliefs; not only this, but the majority is likewise right, although not as much so as the two extremes, bee a use it attempts to compromise many of their truths. This can be evidenced by the fact that supporters of the radical left can see nothing in the position of the far right, and vice versa. If the members of either extreme come upon something in the politics of the other which they consider helpful to their cause to support, they cease to be members of the group, and become wanderers on either or both of the right and left of the minorities. Since polit1cal extremism serves to cancel itself out, that is, since when one group arises, there is always a group diametrically opposed to it, it is of itself somewhat static. It is not futile, however, as there is always the chance one group may sway the power structure enough to either topple it or climb to its pinnacle. Butthe way extremist minority groups do this is not by 11 active dissent, but by real politics ancf subversion. In this light it is obvious that the more successful effort by a minority in the present campaign is being made by third party candidate Cov. George Wallace. Never does one see frustrated Wallace supporters demonstrating against today' s political absurdities. This is because they recognize the farce and use it against itself, in a manner infinitely more popular with all concemed Anyway, it is now clear to me, and I hope to some others, that dis sent as practiced by the radical left in recent times is not only obsolete, but has never been as effective as standard politics. The left should change its tactics and look to those on the right for new ones, or at least to the machines of the middle majority. Let me again stress that I hold these beliefs personally no more than their exact opposite, and that I hold no belief even more than I hold the two extremes, although disclaiming the middle or compromising belief as irrelevant. My purpose has been to show how the ambivalence oftruth is a valid assumption (as, incidentally is its assumption) and is a position most easily defendable by those, such as I, who find that no truths exactly fit what they are willing to support, and who thus refrain from support by pleading conflicting ideas. Let it therefore be declared that demonstration for purposes of dis dent in politics is futile, and that the logical opposite be pursued, that of using standard or accepted political means to achieve whatever end the energies expended in demonstration were intended to achieve. That is, of course, if you believe strongly enough in what you are doing to take such action. If you don't, you should join me and become once again the passivist, paralyzed by conflicting opinions and staunchly secure against all attempts on passive ideology. Then you can be a loyal nothing to nobody, and do a great deal or very little good, or both. FWCR To Hold Worksho s ida West Coast Re ance will hold a peace vigil on Siest:a Key Beach on November ll from 7 to 12 p.m. The vigil will be a gathering of people who oppose the use of war and violence by our nation against other peoples, especially the people of Viet N am, and who wish to publicly witness to this opposition and to the need for peace. Workshops will be conducted at the vigil on "V1olence vs. NonViolence, 11 "U.s. Economic Imperialism: Home and Abroad, Morals an ethow, and "The Futme Direction of the Movement and How to Get There." Anyone wishing to join in the peace vigil is most welcome. 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Pa e 7 The Catal st Tapes From California by JON MOODY "I made the mistake of arguing with barber today about University prevertslike me who disrupt earnus and he cut me with f----11 and thol.J8h my friend may be slightly paranoid the truth is that in California the vital conflict is not with administration but the community at large. Sotmd familiar? Act I. Eldridge Cleaver: "You wouldhave thought they (the class organizers) had invited me down here to rape all the white girls and Keeney to Meet With Students Dr. Barnaby c. Keeney, chairan of the National Endo wment the Humanities, who will de liver an address to the s invitational dinner w _ill be available for informal diS:ussion with students tomorrow mommg. He will ncet with them 9: 30 a. m. in the faculty dining room. MEAL TIMES Kitchen Manager, T homas ]. kill all the white men. 11 And it came to pass that the Black Pan therwhoheadsthe Peace and Freedom Party ticket was not allowed to give the ten scheduled lectures in Sociology 139X. A special Board of Regents meeting says he can give only one lecture in an accredited course, a special revision of previous policy just for E. C Act II. Rafferty and Reagan: Not content with the suppression of truth the Senator-that-wasn't and Governorseekto remodel the University structure. Rafferty, as superintendent of Public Instruction, threatens school teachers with loss of credentials if they are "responsible 11 for their students hearing speeches by Cleaver. ReaS1:an wants to place faculty functions, like the authorizing and supervising of courses under control of the Regents. futerlude: Appropriation of $100, 000 for ten additional police positions at Berkeley. An investigation of "rubversive 11 influence among the faculty at the Berkeley and Santa Cruz campuses. A move to plare control of the university the supervision of a Leg1slat1ve Committee. 8000 students give New Art Show An exibiti on of paintings by Margaret Beeken opened at the New College Gallery Frida y November 1 anc:Will remain on view for three weeks. A graduate of the Philadelphia Museum School of Art Miss Beeken studied under Ra ymond Simboli of Carnegie Institute of Technology spent three summers study ing i n Provwcetowa and recently attended the NewCollege Fine A rt s In stitute where she studied with James B r ooks. Cleaver standing ovation at UCLA. 7000 students sign petitions at Berkeley to protest Regents action over Cleaver course. 2000 are committed to confrontation. The Regents will decide the issue in November. Act Ill. Santa Cruz: The Regents, in a rare display of courage, refuse to discuss the question of usurping faculty power. Reagan accuses the Regents of showing disdain for the public will. The horror is he's probably right. Intermission: California l e d the rest of the nation in the swing to the right which was culminated in Nixon1selectionon Tuesday. The California electorate is controlled by a middle I lower middle class whoviewhighereducation as being controlled by pseudo-intellectuals who have no respect for law, god, or the falg. We pay for the university they say we should control it. ButreallyReagan and Rafferty say it to them md are believed. Act IV. The students: 11 I 1 m waiting for the riots so I can write grafitti on the adnini.stration v.alls, Writes a friend from UCLA. The situation is accumting. There was no major conflict over. Cleaver but the issue is not yet over. Also the investigations could produce at tempts at mass firings of professors. And then too the faculty can not allow the Regents to usurp their authority and hope to retain stu-dent respect, CONDOlENCE We wouldl..ik(\to extend our sym pathy to James Feeney, Assistant Professor of Sociology, upon the recent loss of his father, W. P. Feeney. Letter Frustrated To the Editor: .ru a frustrated and somewhat disillusioned member of the faculty, Ifeel several points raised_ in the last two i.siues of The Cataly5t deserve comment. My curiosity was indeed aroused by the assertions concerning the in adequacies a New College. Tii.e most remarkable reaction, the formation of the anti-environmental seminar in the Humanities, stated ist purpose as creating 11 a truly educational environment which will undo and correct the yean of mis-education we have undergone as American ltudents. 11 In addition, Mr. MacKay's letter (October 31) argued that althol.J8h the one ut:IU:h" in the admis$ions catalogue U II, the freedom Of the i.Jldivid ual student to structure his educational plan, this opportunity u meaningless since good faculty members are "naturally swamped and have no time. 11 Therefore, ''the alternatives themselves are few and rather worthless, 11 Given the rather aepressing picture offrustrated and even damaged students, I must admit some suprise at the "ugly reality, mentioned in the editorial, that the average New College student spends two hours a day in his quest for knowledge. This fact reinforced several suspicions which arose a recent exchange bet\veen a Vl.Slt ing faculty member and our dents, Although there was connd erable griping about the unresponsiveness of our system to the needs of the stuients, there was not one suggestion forthcoming when the students were asked to suggest possible changes. The question then became: are many New College students merely bitche rs, too apathetic to do any-November 7, 1968 thing creative to change their lot As a rowzh check of Mr. MacKay's argmnent, I checked with the Examiner's Office to many students are actually fashioning their own programs tomeettheirneed$. The result was certainlydisheartening. There are only 15 students, including those on the fourth year option, who are following a course of study which departs: from normal discipline stu dy. Moreover, many of these are merely cross-disciplinary in struc ture and, therefore, less than revolutiona.ty in conception, In conclusion, questions should be raised: 1. Have the "damaged" students really tried to mould New College to meet their needs or are they merely joining the ranks of the bitchers in a slightly less apathetic w ay? If students find the faculty overloaded, why are they not petitioning the Trustees this week for more faculty positiom? Such sup port for a low student: faculty ratio would be more constructive than griping. 2. Do the students, upset with what they find, really know what they are looking for? Certainly the faculty members involved in the pilot seminar would be the last to claim expertise in the area to be covered .ru a result, all would be students with claims to leadership. It would appear that if thii situation is what the students want, the fact that some members are paying to participate while oth ers are receiving high remuneration would be an anomaly worth contemplation. 3, Are the students really interest edin an innovative academic education culminating in the B. A. degree? If so, whvbegi..n with an "an(continued on p. 8, col.l) Estep has annotmced that the times for breakfast on Saturday and brunch on Sunday will be different fro m t h e usual this week, due to Parent's Weekend. Mis s Beeken t a ught art i n secon d ary s c hools o f Ne w C astle, P a. She has had six onem a n s hows and has been repr e sented i n m a n y re g-iona l s how s i n Pennsylvania a nd New Engl a n d. She is a m ember o f the Florida Artists G r ou p the Saraas ota Art Association, Art L e a gue o f Manatee Coun t y a n d the National League of P e n Women. 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Pa e 8 Letters (continued from p. 7, col. 5) ti" approach? Also, why are there so few individualized educational plans? Why is there such a small commitment of time to the academic side ot 1uer Lastly, should we not consider the possibility that the New College experiment has to date only :.:;roven that high aptitude, lmder-achiev ers from the structured environment of the average high school use the freedom here to become lmder achievers in the m1structured environment as well, even perhaps with more ease? If so1 we should begin to think about Changing the emphasis on admissions toward some evidence of individual initiative. We mijht eren be so bold as to question the amom1t of rope given to students for the purpose of banging themselves. D. Marshall Barry Ass't Professor of Economics THE POll To the Editor: In a few days, a ballot will be presented to the student com m tmity in order to canvass student opinion on the question of student represen tation in faculty meetings. There will be tv.o options available: a) the original SEC propoaal, signed by two-thirds of the students in residence, and recommended to the faculty by the College Com1cil. It provided that the Chairman of the SEC, the Editor oflhe Cataltst, and one student from each c ass, to be appointed by the SEC each term, attend all faculty meetings except those concerning individual students or faculty members. DO IT at b) the plan which was thoup;ht of by the faculty themselves (after rejecting the original one), which provides that the Chairman of the SEC, the Editor of The the student representatlVe to e Faculty Educational Policy Committee, and two other students to be elected at large from the student body, attend all meetings except as above. There are several considerations of which the student body ought to be aware in forming its opinion. The first is the "legal" question-is it proper for the faculty to insist that the SEC, who are the elected representatives oftjle student body, are either not competent enough or fair enough to appoint representiami Trail One block so It 1 of Trail Plaza Shopping Center 5 5 BLVO. Or PRESIDENTS ST. ARMANOS CIRCLE F'LORIOA Flower Shop w-.. 1t 1>ot1Wt --.. --.. 1219 ht St!'eet t55-4217 ranfor SEC; and the usual response to an inquiry why they did not is the statement that the SEC is a 'joke' or a 'patent absurdity 1 This is probably true; yet any attempt to make the SEC less a joke by giving it some real responsibility meets such a storm of acrimony from the tminvolved and the self disenfranchised that any meaningful accomplishment is impossible. It is a typic a 1 Novocollegian vicious circle, which is given an additional spin when F .=ulty and Administration refuse to 1-ecognize the competence, the fairness, and the responsibility of the SEC representingthe student body. The SEC, like the New College ideal, has never been tried, or at any rate not by those who claim to have been excluded from it, and who maintain (preswnably a priori) its inefficacy most std-lently --at least in private; certainly not at meetings (which are open) nor in the pages of The Catalyst (which are positively promiscuous. ) We arc attempting to break the vicious circle. It cannot be done without student support; unless it is broken, the students will be the losers by it. Students have no power over Faculty or Administration; they however have plenty over us. If we do not even claim the prerogative of regulating our own affairs and designating our own representatives; if we are forever expecting Faculty and Administration to protect us from the usurpations of ourfellowstudents, we will end by being their cute but largely helpless wards. Students can at least elect their own SEC; they cannot hiretheirfaculty, or their administrative officials. To the generous offer of the F acuity to protect us from ourselves, the only possible answer is a pelite no. Michael J. Smith Servus Servorum Novi Collegii Chairman, SEC November 7 1968 Jail is a frame of reference in a very literal sense You are not free you are a prisoner, subject to the whims of some of the more insensitive members of the species. For a few hours it is a nice place to meditate andrefiect--there isn't anything else to do except sleep and think After about four hours maybe less i got the feeling of being caged but when no one would go our bail i just kind of relaxed and and accepted being locked in The aesthetics of a cell are interesting, the lines are very clean and symmetrical, and the bars and wire mesh form intere!.ting patterns Also my cellmates were southern egroes I was more comfortable in that cell with Com1try D i c k and these three spades one who wasserving ten days for drlmkenness; anotherwho had slammed a cop upside his he ad and sent him flying across the booking room in the police station; and the third who had been arrested for possession of an illegal firearm and intent to kill since he had drawn it at a policeman only to find himself surrotmded by nine police with drawn gm1sI felt more comfortable with those people in that frame of reference than I do here surrom1ded by the freest of surroWldings and the brightest of "the first-class minds" among my peers. 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