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NC To Host Florida Philosophy Conference Philosophers from colleges and lDliversities all over the state will meet on the New College campus beginning Thursday (Oct. 31) for the fourteenth annual session of the Florida Philosophical Association. During two fall days of deliberations, the group of 100 expected members of the association will hearnine papers read and will engage in a number of discussions including several symposia on philosophical concepts. Dr. Douglas C, Berggren, professor of philosophy at New College, is acting as officialhost to the meetings which will convene Thursday evening with a social ses ::ion. Dr. Arthur R. Borden Jr., chairman of the Humanities Division ot of the college, will welcome all delegates Friday rooming. Working meetings begin with a session on metaphysics. Dr. Ber ggren will act as chairman and Dr. Keith W. Irwin, professor of philosophy at Florida Presbyterian College, will read a paper on "Death and the N a:turalistic Fallacy. 11 Dr. Hywel David Lewis of King's College of the University of London, now a visiting professor at the University of Mia.mi, will give a talk on "The Elusive Self and God" as one of two sessions in the latter half of the mornin..&.._ Four papers will highlight the cosessions. Under the chairmanship of Dr. Robert Beard, philosophy professor at Florida State University, four talks will be given: FSU's Christine Cassin, "Russell's Distinction between the Primary and Secondary Occurrence of Definite Dr. Jay ]. of the University of Florida, "Gentzen-Stvle Decisions Procedures for KC, tc, and Me;:' Thomas A. Kelley, St. Petersburg ]lDlior ColJ.ege, .. fhe Problems of Minimizing Boolean FlDlction, and a Proposed Solution;" and Dr. Bruce Wavell, Rollins College, "Natural Logic: A Progress Report. 11 Friday a.ftemoon will be given over to a symposium on pheno.menology and aesthetics. Dr. James Millikan of the University of Florida will be the chairman, Dr. Thomas Hanna, also of the Univer sity of Florida, will be the commentator, and the discussion will be by Dr. Martin Eshleman, visiting professor ofP!ihosophy at New College, on leave from his post as chairman of the philosophy department of Carleton College. Following discussion, Dr. Eugene Kaelin of Florida State Universitv will present a paper on "Epochs and Relevance :in Aesthetic Education." Berggren At the meeting'sformal panquet, to be held Friday evening at Zinn' s Restaurant, Dr. Herschell Elliott of the University of Florida, and the philosophical association 1s pre sident, willgive the main address, "Gold-Plated Nuggets. On Saturday morning, \Dlder the chairmanship of Dr. Gerrit Schipper of the University of Miami, a student will read the JlDlior Award Laureate Paper. Although these are usually awarded to graduate students. New College senior John Peter's paper was selected last year. There will follow a session on constructive epistemology and Dr. James A. Overholser-of Jacksonville University will give a final paper on "The Implications of the LogosofHeraclitusfor a New Concept of Logic. A business meet:ing will close the annual meeting. SEC Discusses Committees Halloween Party Planned The Student Executive Committee shall meet at 4:00 Stmday af ternoon to act upon the College Co\Dlcil' s recommmdationsfor student representation at faculty Ireet ings. AtWednesday'smeet:ingthe SEC passed a resolution mak:ing the re presentatiwstothe various StudentFaculty committees a subcommittee of the SEC. In other activity, Michael Curry Marie Bryan, and David Was an were appointed to the Student Commtmity Relations Committee. Reporting for the Office of Stu dent Policy, Dr. Miller informed the SEC that President Elmendorf has been released from the Hospital and is recuperating at home. Referring to a request by the Student Grievance Committee asking for a 25 change machine in the snackbar, Dr. Miller said that the colles:le has been trying to procure one the last 13 months but has r\Dl difficulty due to the scar city ol this item and the reticence of the vending company because of damage done to their machines in the past. The petition for trans feJ: of the mailboxes to the snack-bar has been received by the fac ulty Architectural and is presently \Dlder conSideratlon by that group Dr. Miller said, but he pointed out that Mr. Estep and Mr. Harra may be opposed to it on the grolDlds that they need a "bar rier" separating the dining room from the rest of Hamilton Center. Chairman Smith pointed out that Rob Malet's vigilant eyes should be quite sufficient in preventing students from rlDlning off with Mr. Estep's "crockery." and that representatives Bill Kopiecki and Lee Harrison suggest to Mr. Estep that he consider the previous and the architect!ll'al welfare of Hamilton Center, which will be discussed, revised, and forwarded to Mr. Estep by the SEC. Finally, Dr. Miller pomted out that the Board of Trustees will meet the week after next to discuss the number of faculty to be hired and the number of students to be admittednextyear, andthat it might be in the best interests of the student community if the make recommendations concemmg stu dent-faculty ratios, living situa(con. P 4, col. 1) PRAY, PRAY SEE PACE THREE Council Returns To Faculty SEC Proposal At tbe meeting on October 22, the College Co\Dlcil approved the proposal of the Student Executive Committee for student representation at faculty meetings. The faculty had agreed to allow students to attend but were dubious abo\t: the DJJde representation proposed by the SEC. They finally agreed to submit the proposal to the College Co\Dlcil for its opinion. The SEC proposal was a fivestudent representation. The five would be the SEC chairman or his representative, the Catalyst editor or his representative, and one stu-dent from each of the three classes to be chosen by theSE C. The Cotmcil added a recommendation for a sixth person, to attend only those meetings where his interest is appropriate to the faculty agenda and to be chosen from meet ing to meeting by the other five. Now the College Co\Dlcilhasdiscussed the proposal. They will recommend that the faculty accept it, The decision will be returned to the faculty for the final word, The College Cotmcil also recommended that the students who will represent each of the three classes (con. p. 4, col. S) by DIANA GRAVES The second annual New College Halloween party for children of the comm\Dlity will be held Halloween evening, October 31, from 7:00 to 8:30P.M. in the Hamilton Center Complex. All the grade-school age children in the Sarasota-Bradenton area are invited. Busses will run to the Newtown and Tellevast areas. 30 students are inPaul Winter To Perform by PAUL ADOMITES The Paul Winter Contemporary Consort will perform as part of the Manatee JlDlior College Artist Series this Friday night, October 25, at 8:15 p.m. The concert will be attheSamuel R. Neel Auditorium on the MJC campus. Student tickets are available for $1.00. The Paul Winter Contemporary Consort is a group of yotmp; musicians who are developing an original idiom of music, a lDlique thesis of symphonic orchestrat16n, folk music, and jazz. Paul Winter is the first artist to appear for the second time on. a series on the MJC campus. His success three years ago prompted this :invitation to appear with his new Contemporary Consort. Jazz fans will remember Winter's first group as winner of all collegiate jazz contests for small groups seven and eight years ago. Then the group was straight, collegiatelooking, and yotmg. then Winter has lost some hau, grown a beatd, and added some very hip musicians. One of the members of the Consort, Gene Bertoncini, is a wellknown guitarist who has combined .,:lassical training with jazz ideas. His work as a studio musician is well-known. Particularly note-vol ved in tile planning of the party. Diana Graves and Gina Puckett are co-chai.nren ofthe planning. They have asked for more help from the student body. It is hoped that this year's party will be an echo of last year's sa: cess. The planning for the party began only two days before Halloween last year, but the turnout, on the part of New College helping as well as the children attending. was much ll:feater than Septet at MJC anticipated. Only 50 children were expected to come last year, while over 300 showed up. Tbis resulted in a great deal of last minute rushing and eventual rtmning out of candy and prizes for the children. Some of the events planned include bobbing for apples, throwing balls at bottles, and fishing for prizes. There will be a spook house, a dlere as there was last year, but this year's spook house to be and. better. It will fill the dinmg room instead of just a class room. TI.e children can themselves on television, via the closed circuit TV, as they did last year. New additions to the program for this y e a r include a magician, several astrologers and fortune telworthy is his work on Lalo 1 s lers, and a menagerie. The Dissection and Reconstruction One of the reasons for the great of Music from the Past as Performed success of the party last year was fse the Inmates of Lalo Schifrin1s the large number of New College mented EnSemble as a Tribute students who turned out to work at to .he Memory of the Marquis de the last minute. Instead of merely Sade. 'sh the committee proper, which con -----ccne Murrow, who plays sisted of about 20 people, most of hom for Winter's group, VlSited the student body came, in or out New College two years ago as a of costwne to entertain and escort participant in the College the give them prizes, and Music Festival. He 15 an excep-man the games. tionally cool head, and some. upper-One of the committee members classmen may remember hlS stlDl-said, "Since we arc too old to go ning musicianship on a Bach fugue trick-or-treating ourselvesz. and we which he and another Music Fesstill like to have ftm on Halloween, tival person played on two kazoos we can have a great time helping late one night in some long-forgot-the little kids have a good time. ten room. We are most particularly interested All in all this should be a very in seeing that the children from the interesting Winter has \Dlderprivileged are as h ave fan. always a sincere, .-intell'?ctua.l_ This way we can have an enjoyable acll to .bi mUSlC, an& time and be of service to the chil thing" shoula be wort:Awl:tile. dren of the community Richqr{:Json Wood At 1-r1. Forum Richardson K. Wood, who has Later he became managing editor taken part in economic develop-of FortlDle. ment projects in more than half a After World Warn, ?e beca.me dozen foreign countries and anum-a .and hlS own ber of cities in this co\Dltry will specialiimg m reg1onal develop DanceTheatre Program be the speaker at the this ment. He will tell about some ?f week to be held at 6 p. m. Friday the projects that he worked on m in private dining room, Ham-various parts of the world. ilion Center. Students who wish to attend may sign up at the recept1-. :':l desk. Attendance will be lrmited The "Dance Theatre Discovery" Group of Sarasota will give a program as part of the Manatee JlDlior College Artist series the evening of 2, in Neel Auditorium on the MJC caml'us All New College faculty, staff, and students have been invited to attend the performance for free. Tickets may be picked up at the New College Hwnanities Office or at the MJC box office. Students must have New College identification. Suzanne von Bayer, wife of NC Assistant Professor of Music, Christopher vvn Bayer, is the director of the "Dance Theatre Discovery" group. to those signing up. Wood, who is serving as a special consultant to the president of the collegethisyear, has done .private consulting work in development in Ind1a, West Africa Panama, Newfo\Dldland, West Berlin, and Eire and in U. s. cities as Chicago; Austm, Texas; Newport, R. I.; Cumber-land, Md. and Gary, Ind. Educated at Harvard and Kings College Cambridge, he entered the mal-ket research field in the 30's and became the originator of theFort\Dle Survey of Pubhc Optn.....,. ion the first regularly published poll of market and public opinion. Laterhe became managing editor Wood

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Editorials WHY DISTRUST? New College has become divided. An element of distrust exists between faculty, administration, and students. The distrust is many-faceted, but it seems to have originated with the student body. The open distrust which the students have shown toward the faculty and administration has been naturally reciprocated. The fact that distrust exists is not new. But the question is: why? When did the faculty and administration become set upon killing New College? The point isthat they haven't. But the sense of paranoia upon the part of the student body ("Look what they're doing to this school! ") has resulted in a death of the constructive dialogue which has existed and must exist if New College is to improve, even survive. It that many students returned to school this year and dec1ded that the nebulous ''they" are against the more "us." Transfer students who know that gulfs usually exist at colleges bet ween faculty administrat10n and students predicated that such was the here. two factors have resulted in the establishment of that gulf. Perhaps the vision of New College which faculty and administration holdisdifferentfrom that which students hold But paranoia, placing "them" against "us," results only the death of the kind of dialogue which is necessary. The three segments of the New College community must work together, to set up a common goal, so that the g0al can be achieved. It iscertainlytruethat certain faculty and administrative members have ideas about New College which are dead wrong. -"But they are concerned with its survival, too, and most of them are reasonable individuals. Students can have ideas about New College which are dead wrong, too. By talking with the f acuity and administration we can convince them, ifwe are open-mindedenoughto be convinced ourselves. There is no reason for distrust; there is imminent reason for dialogue. BILL OF RIGHTS The fight over acceptance of the "Proposed Bill of Rights for Students" goes on. ew developments in the College Cotmcil have postponed the discussion again. There are signs that when the Council docs get around to discussion of the bill, it will be long, drawn-out, and relatively fruitless. The central problem seems to be : What kind of a document will the Board of Trustees accept? There are also sign: that the discussion of the bill by the Board would be another protracted one. The Board has much better things to do. We do not feel that such a discussion is necessary. The bill, as itstands, hasbcen accepted as a working document by the Office of Student Policy. The bill should be left at that. We realize the possible difficulties which could arise through the bill's acceptance only as a working piece, but other problems arc more important. Too many specific difficulltics arc here now, for students, faculty, administration, and Board to worry about and decide upon. o more time should be wasted on the bill. Volume v, Number 4 October 24, 1961 Published weekly throughol& the school by students &t New College. Subscriptions: $S.OO per year, or 15 per copy. Address orders, change of address notices, and undeliverable copies to: The Catalyst/ 'ew College/Post Office Box 1898/ Sarasota,Florida 33578. T"lephonc 335-0406. :ditor .. .. Paul Adomitcs .\ssoc. I.ditor ,, Ross Madden Edlto.: ....... Janet Coldwater I.ditor Dick Webb Ed. Consultant ... Steve Marsden Advertising ....... Colleen Reed Head I.Wr ...... Carola Heitmann Circulation. Mary Lou Phillips Photography .................. Jon Lundell Staff: Karen Adams, Sandie Bailey, Marian Bussey, Je:m Graham, Sheryl Helm, Candy John Moddy, Sue Chle, Toml'ickett1.HalPierc:y.l Laurel Roth, Mar garet SpWTeLI, Byron White, Paul Zimmet' 11an Drama Club Tryouts Ca 1 led Disappointing The tumout for tryouts for the first play of theN ew College Drama Club was "vecy disappointing according1D chairman Steve Posey. Only twelve people showed up to read for the twenty-eight roles inAristophanes "The Birds." "This is a great problem, said Posey, for the Drama Club is going through a crucial phase in its existence now. This much lack of support could mean that the club could fold before it has really gotten started, And New College would still be without a drama organization. 11 Any students who are still interested in participating in the chili's activities should contact Posey. The Cat WELCOME KIDS.! Participant 'Catonsville Last yc:;ar, in Catonsville, Macy land, rune people opposing the draft made a non-political gesture against the local draft board, and were consequently referred to as Theystole an unpressiVe nmnber of 1-A draft files which they later bumed. This act received a lot of publicity and as a result, a lot of support from other disenchanted Americans. Early this month, these nine men came up for trial in Baltimore and about 3, 000 students rose to the occasion, organizing a massive dem onstration to last until the leaders were, as was inevitable, declared guilty. Below is a letter written by a demonstrator from Cornell Uni versity: ... I got into Baltimore in plenty of time, because the march didn't start until about 10:15 or so. The march was fairly uneventful, and the people on the sidelines provided the most interesting part of the march itself. Seeing that Maxy land is Agnew Colttltry, and that Wall ace is expected to cany the state, it shouldn't have seemed vecy remar kable that the most favorable reactionscamefromthc blacks. However, seeing an intEgrated construe tion crew, with the whites giving thmnbs down and the blacks giving the peace sign was a good sight, because it showed that the white left does have some black support. This was neatly balanced by the fact that there was evidently a great sort of polarization in thing that seems more important onceyousee it. If the whole coun t:Iy is like this, the next ten years or so will be quite tough. The march was at least three or four miles long, and at the end we sat in the War Memorial Park and heard speakers for a few minutes before they were disrup:ed vocally by the hecklers. When it was an-LeHers Say the Word. To whom it may concern: Ifthe faculty do adop: the SEC College Colttlcil proposal for student representation in f acuity treet ings, there will be an opportunity for persons having special hobbyhorses to ride them into one or more faculty meetings. Any person who has such a horse is encouraged, nay besought on bezr ded knee, to let me know at the earliest possible opportumty. Here, o. ye ye unheard, ye tll'eless b1tchers, is your chance. (signed) Michael]. Smith Chairman, SEC To the Editor: The following is in reference to the prevalent tendency of certain students to "run the doors" early at meals: Congratulations on a tremendous display of respect and co 1n Protest For of Nine' Writes March nolttlcedthat the leading heckler, the town 1 s he ad of the Nazi Part) 1 was arrested, everyone cheered of cow-se. After that, we picketed the courthouse for a few hours and then went back to our caves. The night (Monday the 7th) we heard very good speeches at the St. Ignatius church (The Unitarians had proniSed their church bit had coppEd oU:.) Noam Cllomsky gave a long summary of American Imperialism (more than just a simple propaganda word) and Bishop Pike gave an entertaining speech com paring peacenik types to the early Christions. The translation of one apostle' s name is" Terrorist." Dorothy Day, founder and edito r of the Catholic Worker, spoke also, as well as a est kicked oU; of Guatemala, Wallace was in town that night and a lot of people had left earlier to picket, A speech by Rennie Davis was interrupted by an announcement that the cops had for no reason chased and cornered the pickets with dogs and horses. "It's another Chicago," he said, Not quite; only 12 of us were arrested and no one injured seriously enough to be hospitalized. Immediately, someone suggested a march to protest the police action be formed right away. This met very much opposition; we didn't want to be pulled into some kind of battle. Then a black girl, on the point of hysteria, rushed in and described being chased by a cop on horseback. An amazing thing happened--the speeches continued while twenty or thirty of the marshalls, "militants of the militant as the media might have voted 4 to 1 against action that night, and spoke the majority and minority views and let us vote on it. Since it was obviously not a maJor incident of police brutality, and because it was late and the cops were tired and edgy, and because operation as well as a grand demonstration of a warped sense of responsibility. (Signed) Stephen T. Cabral Requ i escot To the Editor: SAT1VA died. I didn't know what to feed it. "Undergrolttld 11 mediafreeks may be consoled by the knowledge that the Florida Free Press has been resurrected and moved to Jacksonville. The next issue will be descending along the state this weekend. (signed) SMarsden there were no 1V cameras to protect us, we voted against action lttltil the next day. (Tuesday aftemoonthcre was I think, a small, uneventful \ttleventful march to the police station. At noon on Tuesday, we marched down to the Customs House, the location of the central draft board xrechanismsfor :Maryland, or some thJng like that. We presented them with a small casket, and then broke up into smaller groups to go and visitlocaldraftboardmembers and and talk to them. Our group of 16 or so, accompanied by 24 cops, succeeded in talking to lim. d 1alogue was partially success ful l think we managed to explam our point of view, as well as show that we weren't dirty or of loose morals, etc. Tuesday afternoon I left, two days earlier than I had planned, and we got back to Ithaca about midnight. My final judgment: lots of good things happened: l, We do have black support. 2 The U.S. Govt. Attorney in the trial conceded that a reasonable man may morally oppose the war. 3. Even though we were all fairly hard-core types, there was no major violence. Baltimore has a ll"beral mayor. 4. A strange, existential sort of thing happened; we all felt united and confident and dedicated and a dozen other noble words S. A Catholic church had let us use its facilities for a week. 6 Dan Bexrigan priest and one of the leaders), after being declared guilty: "This is the hap piest day of our lives. 7 As in W asb.ington a year a g o we sang "America the Beautiful." God Siess Amer1ca NEW COLLEGE STUDENTS: As chairman of the Student Grie\0ance Comnittee ithasbeenbrought to my attention (by Mr. Baraz) that the cafeteria, is, at this very moment, serving chinese cabbage in the tossed green salads. As }:'OU all must know, chinese cabbage is red. We certainly don'twant red chinese cabbage on our campus, not to mention our salads. It has been repotted (by the intelligence branch of the DAR) that red chinese cabbage affects the mind in much the same manner as fluorine (which is placed in drinking water), Are we to allow these yellow Zionist Black Pinkos to tum us into mindless zombies the redflagof anarchy? No. I feel it my obligation as an American citizen and ex-tenderfoot Boy Scout to protest this insidious infiltration of our campus. Students, protest, raise high the Flag. Replace Red Chinese cabbage with Apple Pie, Now! (signed) the MARCH HARE

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Page 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 o o o o o a o o o o oo o o o o 0 o 0 0 0 0 'Rosemary's Baby': Death of God Flick by WILUAM HAMILTON The Legion of Decency gave it their lowest rating, preswnably because of the nudity, not the theology. In fact, the seduction scene is so chaste, so intense and so liturgical, that we are tempted to protest even more loudly against the real vulgarity of, say, a Rock Hudson-Doris Day romp. This is a theological film the first death-of-God one in Amerlca perhaps. But it is very pious the death of God; since God has died, Castavet cries at the end Satan has taken over, and we a:e all properly horrified. But the real message of the film is not about God, or Satan, or witches, but about Jesus: Since God is dead do we still have Jesus, or must V:e look for another? I'm inclined to suggest that Rosemary's Baby is really abourtlle meaning of Ou:istmas, the Virgin Maty, and true paternity. Look at the final scene. The newborn child his manger-bassmette m an apartment adjoining the Woodhouse's. Gathered around him are the members of the witch's coven, assembled from all over the world, to bring him gifts. A Greek man enters, bearing gifts from afar (a nicetouch, aGreekbearing gifts), and other opened packages :re scattered about the apartment. Posc;maty enters, to claim her child and her own maternity. She is told thatthechild'spatemity is at least uncertain, and she rebels (as does the first Maty, at the Annunciation) until she moves, in the final IlX)ment of the film, to the cradle and smiles at the child that is fact her own. In Ira Levin's novel, at the close, the assembled guests shout "HailPosematy," Ave ?vtaria, though I did not hear that cty in the film. The suggestion in the is that Rosemary, the only shghtly lapsed Catholic, will accept .1\er child. and will. like the other Mary, raise him well, only to lose him again, as all mothers nust, so he cansetuponhisredemp tive work. Castavet, at the end, utters a kina of new Magnificat declaring that this child will rule the world and bring down the mighty from their seats. Roman Polanski, director of the supero Knife in the Water has pulled off a remarkable tour de force, asboth writer and director. We deeply believe in Rosemary's terror and impotence, even though we never really believe in the witches at all, who are all played camp or comic stereotypes. After all, if God is dead, devils and witches are dead as well, and, like God, can come back into our imaginations as metaphors to be used, not believed. 0 ne believes in gods, not metaphors. Mia Farrow's vulnerable passivity, which rarely producesmuchintheway of a performancefromher, isjust what the part requires. She is herself, and superb. The acting honors are taken, I believe, by John Cassavetes who persuades us that an ambitious actor selling out to success can be seen as a latter-day Faust giving-not his soul, for there are no souls--his first-born son to the new camp gods that have grown up since Time wondered if God was dead. """"The pope is here too, but as a performer, taking over Yankee Stadiwn for full-network coverage of his visit. Ruth Gordon, as one of the leading witches, is worth watching as an almost perfect example of highly professional, upstaging, scenerychewing bad acting. You'd think she was still doing George Abbott comedies. She is so bad, she is almost certain to be nominated for an Academy Award. If you don't take Rosemary's Baby too seriously, you can take it seriously. It is, for all of Pol anski's Marxism, a counter-revolutionary tract: the good life is still the urban life of the bourgeois liberal shopping, ttying to get :head, and having babies. The atemative to this is the new messiah. Even if God is dead, however, we may not need anew Jesus. The old Jesus, even without his traditional letters of recommendation, still to bring not peace but a sword; not security, but new healing communities, even new politics. There' s nothing wrong with honest sweat! Enjoy t' 1 f)Qrll" comt ort our nev:, NC 5weatshirts !!.l.:odiment of classroom; living room, ere ative studio, playpen, and community, and community. The space Will be comfortabl:, informal, adaptable to a vanety of group "moods." CONTENT OF PILOT SF.MINAR: The pilot seminar will operate Slmultaneously on at lc ast two leve1s. First, it will investigate the n_ature of art, exploring the creatlVe process, modalities of art theoty, and related paralleling, but at great distance from, the humanities core program. The secondlevel will be an ex amination of educatiODal processes both in abstract and in very cod crete terms (simultaneously there will be a seminar of reacllngs in higher education). The Environment group will be both subject and object of itself. It will observe itself in. action, altering with the helpofrts faculty various parameters of the experiment that bear adjustment in the light of experience. William Hamilton Jeff Wright Jack Rains, Mark Ba,;az, Ivan Sa; by, Ross Madden, Maxwell Reif Maia Nikitovich, Bill KopieckL CoUDtry Dick Webb. ROLArml An Unpaid Political Advertisement F. W. BELDEN, CANDIDATE FOR SHERIFF OF KANE COUNTY. Footnotes 1. Freud, The Future of an Illusion. Anchor BookS, 1964. p. 72 2. George Wallace First lecture "Th N on e ormal Mass" as given at Bob Jones University, 9/27/68. 3. Wallace, ibid. 4. Wallace, lecture: "The Real and the Extra-real", University of Alabama, 10/8/68. "Colleen has already begun selling ads for us. That will do much for th_e 1 both aesthetically and fmanc1ally, Adomites was quoted as saying. Ross Madden, as Associate Editor, is the "heir apparent" to suc ceed Adomites as Editor when the latter leaves on four-year option in January, btt: plans are not yet solid :we've been especially pleased. w 1 t h the work of Country Dick Webb," Adomitessaid. "He is capable and willing. Until this issue he was the Ollly something published in the paper every week, with the exception of myself. With Country Dick in charge o! planning and getting feature ar our fe_ature page this year will be certam to consist of more than 'Clef Notesi and dried-Up news." John Moody has been marked as Country Dick's able "No. 2"man. Moody will concentrate on developing feature articles from the campm community. He hopes to include features from the Sara sota community as well as nationwide coverage. "For the first time since I took over as editor, Adomites said, "I am really optimistic about what The Catalyst can do. I thought of myself as a 'stopgap' editor, one who would merely keep The Catalyst alive until someone WIDi "'iiiOre ide as and skill could come along. But now, with the added hclp,ncw ideas are cominst ::tl""'-

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Page 4 St_ev.e Butterfield Buy by the Label Not many j>eople judge records by their label. They should, Things are getting better, bl.i: it used to be that, ifyoubought a Columbia record, you were paying a great deal of money for an, invariably, poorly engineered product. This held true for electrified music only1 as far as I know. If you think that the engineering makes no difference, compare an old Columbia album with an old Atco album. Assuming that you have the best equipment, the Columbia record will sound like a record, The Atco record probably won 1t, It is analogous to a freshly opened can of beer and a flat one. There is absolutely no dep:h; the instruments and voices are all in the same plane and it is a narrow plane at that. Through poor engineering, Columbia managed to castrate a great deal of music that had the potential for being first-rate, Durihill does a very good job. Atlantic must either use cheap plastic, or distortion-prone equipmentor my needle needs to be replaced. They have been getting better, though. Imperial has been getting better, Everyone has been gettingbetter, infact, Thank God. The situation was pathetic a few years back. I don't know what has been happening on soul labels recently, as I haven 1t listened to soul for over _ayear, Asirecall, thevocal_&!Oups aoe recorded very well, but their techniques for instrumental recording could be improved. There are, of course, exceptions to all of the above "truths." I have heard lousy Atco and Elektra albums, some very good Capitol :ad R. C, A, albums and some good Imperial albums, but I have never heard a good, early Columbia al bum. The Catalyst Students Three New College students are taking part in the overseas program 1 ocate d at Aix-en-Provence France. The small, Provenc a'l town located just north of the port of Marseilles is the site of an importantFrenchuniversity, the Uni portant French university, the Uni versite d'Aix-Marseilles. All three students, George Duffee -Braun Barbara Sieborowska, and Capels, have been accepted into the Honors ProJU"am at the Univer site. Students not qualifying for this advanced program emphasizing Hterary and cultural studies will take their courses at the Institute for American Universities and at the Institute d'Etudes francaises. George Duffee-Braun writes that he has been elected student-body president of the Institute for American Universities, He has found an apartment, actually exchanging his lodging for concierge duties. Kathy Capels is living with a French family and Barbara has fotmd an apartment near the Insti tute. All are still enchanted with Aix-en-Provence and busy preparing ISP's for the coming year. George Duffee-Braun has chosen the broad topic of the importance of the Provence in the history of France, while Kathy and Barbara will team up on a field-work project resulting in a series of tapes presenting daily cultural situations in French, written and recorded October 24, 1968 France Write Home with the help of French students at the Universite, These tapes will then be used in the elementary French courses at New College. Barbara writes: I've never been so excited about anything as. I am about working with Kathy on the tapes. It seems so worthwhile to do something that will be useful to others instead of just reading for once On the lighter side of "Each year I allow myself Olle big weakness. This year I think it's going to be the cooking class. I don't see how I can resist, She relates one of the ob vious incidents resulting from the first encotmter with a foreign language: "I've met many wonderf:ll people here. Had a few hard times and a few funny, funny experiences and all in all 1' m dam glad to be here. I keep thinking of the day I went to the pharmacy and tried my best to explain to the lady what Q-Tips were, She was nice, She understood me. And she pulled out a nice blue and white box of none other than Q-Tips. Mterthat grand blow she told me the price of the things in English and I couldn't understand her until she repeated it in French, The two of us laughed about that for a few minutes while three other people stood in line to buy things. -All three students can be reached at the Institute for American Universities, 2 bis, rue duBon-Pasteur, 13 Aix-en-Provence, France. Further information concerning New College'sFrenchprogram is available through Mr. Macbeth in the Language Laboratory, Hamilton Center. Also available is infor mation regarding summer work and study programs in Europe, semester programs in Avignon, France, information on Youth Hostels, charter flights, etc, Counci I Continued be named to appropriate faculty committees by the Committee on committees. At the next meeting of the College Council, the Proposed Bill of R i g h t s f o r Students will be discussed. The Council decided that after the discussiOn had taken place 3ld the Bill revised if necessary, they should present it to the Education Committees of the Trustees for reactions and suggestions. Shaw Play Special Showing A special performance of George Bernard Shaw's "Arms and the Man" will be given by the Asolo Theater Saturdaynight, solely for students. Tickets for the evening which w-I be available at the are to be priced at $1. <15. Curtain time is 8 p m, Most of the larger record companies simply didn't know how to record amplified music, Their products demonstrated this, The un fortunate thing was that, at that point, rock was not important" enough a style from the .business pointofview to merit a large out-lay to improve their recording techniques for amplified music. Times have changed of course, _and now the larger companies are being forced to improve and they have. Capitol and R. C, A. had the same problem that Columbia did, but to a lesser extent. Columbia obviously had to do something drastic if it wanted to continue to compete. It did, Among other things, they hired Fred Catero. He is one of the better, if not the best, sound engineers in the business. Look for his name when you buy Columbia records, Ifit'sthere, then you can at least be sure of a good recording job. Columbia has imeroved so much that it has left CaoitOl and R, C, A, far behind. Just as important as the labels, in some cases, are the producers, The of a given producer will fluctuate, sometimes wildly, but given a decent group to start out with, the following producers have consistently turned out good pro Albert Grossman; John Court; Milton Okun; Shadow Morton; Bones Howe and Robert Stigwood, Styles by DON DEWSN AP on from a student questionnaire of last the idea of ten IOn, as was Atco and Electra have, without Question. the most sophisticated recording techniques, generally. Many Atco products give especially nice results when listened to through earphones, Soul City does a fairly nice job, but Imperial is lousy. This is somewhat strange as they are both owned by Liberty Records. Review of the second Steppenwolf Album second Steppenwolf album 1s, m some ways, a disappointment, Though it is much prettier than the first, it seems that they have sacrificed a certain degree of of their power in order to do it. And it was, after all, their power which If I may make a VlSual analogy, it is like the difference between a naked torso and one by a dress shirt. The dress 15 certainly prettier and more pohshed, but it just does not havethe auraofpowerof the naked torso. If they must compromise as itisobviousthat they are to between nudity and a completely non-functionalfrillyshirt I would like them to decide on 'a T-shilt or its equivalent. There is enough pretty music arotmd without having to give up the old Steppenwolf to a:id to it, SEC (cont.) tions,. etc. for next year and pre-the spring to evaluate the Core Prosent to the truste.es:. The SF.c gram, particularlythe Natural and v:as g1Ven the z:sponsibility of wn-Social Science 12roJ;O:"ams, ting tentat1ve letter which will The Student Comnmity Relations be dlSCussed at the next meeting, Committee announced a luncheon In reports from the committees: tobeheldonNovember8for memThe Supervisory. pro-bers of the Sarasota community to duced a complamt, m the form of launch the Capital Campaign. In aletterfrom MarkBaraz, suggesting subsequent discussion, various prothat the that .Don Aronoff's posals astohow to feed the student was wr1tten the b al-body were brought forth, inclwling lot m the last electlon. mvalidates suggestionsthat be a "day of the results of the votmg for that frolic" with a picnic and that the stud.entfacultycommittee. It was college pay a concession at Lido dec1ded that a new election should Casino to feed the student. be held, The plans for new dormitories on the West (Palmer) Campus are proceeding now at full speed. Ralph E. Styles, Capt., USN (Ret,) Planning Director, holds the plans; and welcomes any student to see them, providing he has the time to show them when students come by. His office is No. 9 in the motel. The final drawings are now being drafted by Pancoast, Ferendino, 3ld G:afton, in Miami. reputedly No .. l m the f1eldof schoolhousing, Durmg December, bidding and negotiations with contractors will take place, From there on the work should be downhill, barring unforseen difficulties, The buildings :re expected to be finished by July and fumished in time for next tcmber's students. There will be five buildings all to the left of the main drive, 'Four will be housing units holding forty students each, The fifth will include ten classrooms two faculty residences, and fotl:r faculty offices, It is hoped that this number of buildings will also be sufficient for the 1970 enrollment. As Styles put it, these dorms will be more "functional" than the Pei designed housing on East Campus where New College students presently reside. Ten students will share one living are a and one bathroom. The living areas will include refrigeration and cooking elements, a sink, and, tentatively, a teleJ?hone, There will be laundry rooms, sewmg and ironing rooms, television rooms, vending machines, and other facilities in the new buildings. Studentswillbeoffered a choice of single or double occupancy rooms, All rooms willhave at least one cork wall suitable for thumbtaci

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