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OLUME VIII, NUMBER 3 SEPTEMBER 28, 1972 New College A Study in Contrasts
---------------------------------------------------------------------------Page two THE NEW COllEGE CATALYST P 0 Box 1958 Sarasota, Fla. 33578 NEW COLLEGE STUDENT PUBLICATIONS Daniel F Chambliss and Douglas G. Stinson co-editors Sherri Me Indoe -editorial assistant Lee Harrison-Advertising and Circulation Manager Staff Sommers, Kirk Kerekes, Noelle Farner, Sally Stephens, Kat:!man, Marie Sprayberry, Amy Stuart LeVlten, Bruce Need, Marilyn Math Ira H alberstadt Polly Robert Kornman, Gordon' Wagner, Scott Sach noff, R1ck Lathrop, Charlotte meriwethcr, Jimmy Pritchard, Jay Shenk, Lisa Ohonke, Mike Spalletta1 Scott Edelstein Beth Brown, Susan Willmarth, L aura GoC!e Noah Yanich, :Wd William B Connerly. Pat W asz. Editorials To my surprize I enjoyed the latest attempt to battle the New College Information implosion. El Douche presented some views that are not often expressed, or are expressed too often but seldom are presented for discussion. In particular, I was slad to here that someone else had noticed a distinct, yet almost subconscious, change in, shall we say, the 1 atmosphere 1 here at ew College. The loss of "JOY" is a perenial complaint, but we seem to have lost a sense of cademic 1 Joy Q( I)lscovery1 as well. Questicm: ue we approaching '--41ltiiltll"-.. la:asna 1low to -Jov ourse ves I also found myself sympathizing with so m e o f the points of E1 Douche's response to the Feminists' Letter. Se xual drives are not the causes of oppression. It is the artificial attitude built up arot.md them that are. Here is one of the unfortunate instances where man's intelligence gives him the ability to create myths-around sex, creating the problem which his intelligence says is morally wrong. Oh, one note to the editors of El Douche ... If you are really planning to recycle paper, let us in on it. If you think you use up trees ... D.G.S. "AS A NEW COllEGE iAN, initial reaction was a bewildered disgust, tinged with self-righteous indignation. Some of the older people saw it as the typical New College Joke, heavy farce laced with amazingly bad taste. Unfortunately, many first-year students seemed to believe that this was a "traditional men's meeting," some sort of initiation into the 'ew College life of beer parties and panty raids. Two days later, I am still feeling self righteOUS! people will probably tell me I am, and for them I remember Socrates, Jesus, and glass houses. I worry about losing a perspective, or a sense of hwnor. Yet more than that, I am afraid, in our "rich, radical, and hedonistic" community of socialized cynicism, of betraying my fragile sense of decency. D. F. C. The CATALYST FORUM The CATALYST welcomes letters from any of its readers. No unsigned letters will be accepted. "Let's play boys chase the girls. "No, it's our turn to chase you "We don't want girls chasing us. We've started a club and we don't allow girls." "We don't want to play with you anyway--boys are icky. come on, we'll start our own club. I know that this is a flashback to experiences at elemental) school, but it seems only yesterday. David Goldman Dear Editor, I am a first year student. When I aiTiyed here at NC, I wanted to contribute all I could to the College Community. Being social science oriented, I asswned that some of my energies would be directed toward student government. I did not intend to run for office because running for office is a gigantic pain in the neck, but I did plan to keep informed and to contribute what I could to those people who had been elected. Therefor, it is with real anger that I consider Monday's election. The elections were a farce, pure and simple No discussion of the issues had been made. People didn't know how one candidate believed in contrast to the othe r. B1.lt the really ridiculous thing is that first-year people were deprive d of their chance to make an intelligent vote. This came about because most of us didn't know any of the names on the ballot. How can you possibly cast a serious vote when you know one name out of six. I don't know who or ganized the elections, but this problem should have seemed obvious. First year NC people are often told student government is farce. I asswned that these grwnblings were something of an exageration. Certainly a college whose students are as intelli-gent as NC's should be able to do a decent job, with their government. Well, after yesterday's election, farce s eems like a really mild word, for the idiocy that appears to be called student government" at New College. Bruce Need At the request this summer of E arl Helgeson, I wrote a reply to the now infamous "women's letter" which was sent to all incoming women students. My reply never made it past acting-president Dallas Dort, who wanted it written mainly for his own in-formation. lf I had wau to correspond with Mr. Dort, 1 would have written him directly. My letter was intended for the incoming students, so I present it now, in full, a month and a half later. I a m o f those "other sources'' tha t w ill deny, modify, an d attemp t to clear up som e of the things mentione d in the letter sent out by the radical feminists of New College. I consider myself an ardent feminist, not because I am political, but because I so deeply enjoy and am grateful fpr geing a women. (1) Rape and physical assault are a possibility anywhere, and necessary precautions should be taken, both by the institution and the individual. The Dean of Students has plans for night cross-campus transportation system. Women should know the risk they are taking when they hitch-hike alone, or walk around the campus alone at night. (2) The first week of the school year is a crazy mixed-up week in which everyone is exposed to new people and situations, and the possibility of dealing with these situations in most any way they choose. If you don't want to have sex with a guy, just tell him "no. "--most 1\C men are cool to that, and will respect your wishes. If not, don't let it get to you; no one else can make you uptight, only you can. It takes two people to make love, it takes two people to fight, and it takes two people to have an oppressive relationship-the one who oppresses and the one who agrees to the submission. If you honestly do not want to be oppressed, you won't be. (3) While there is, of course, great difference of opinion among the students here, one of the greatest joys that New College has helped me realize is that of being with other women. I find that in many situations where before, I needed guys there to make it complete, I now can find happiness in situations with males where before I was not being myself, but what I thought a female should be. (4) There are many goals and projects to work for, in cluding more birth control and abort i-".)n counseling, hiring of more women in all levels of college employment, consciousness-raising, exposing the often unrealized sexism that affects both men and women. Together we can work for and achieve them. (5) It seems to me that those women who are suffering the most from the "quiet tmobtrusive suffocation" are those who hide that suffocation under the guise of political activity. I warn you not to get caught in the trap of so many supposedly down-trodden groups (women, homosexuals, etc. ) that continually look for new people to hate and feel oppressed by because they lack in themselves the courage to be happy. I hope you find that courage, and the means of expressing it, at New College. I know that you can. Sincerely, Ginger Lyon September 28, 1972 "Sur:viving Bill Conerly" Let me preface my remarks about Bill Conerly's politics by saying that, despite -his beliefs, he is still a nice guy. I read with interest Bill Conerly's letters, hoping to find some sign that Bill had added some consistency to his philosophy Alas, my hopes were dashed once agaiD In this article I shall explain both why his philosophy is inconsistent and why Bill doesn't even hold true to the principles. Bill's philosophy is called Libertarianism. It is the free enterprise, rugged individualism tradition distillec almost to the purest form. It asserts that the best, (in some sense, the most honest), life is for an individual to rely solely upon his resources This leads tlbe Libertarian to many interesting positions, some of which probably agree with us and some of which probably don't. Libertarians object to the d:r aft, beeause it is looked upon as something that forces people to do something against their will. They also object to taxes, because they are a gainst all government without constnt. Libertarianism fails, for some obvious and for some t.m obvious reasons An individual cannot exist by himself. Even if a person were given the natural world to live in, he would only survive, barely. Less obvious is the fact that when you grant the individual a society, you are giving him an immense amount of material and intellectial matter. Besides receiving the physical objects of his culture, all individuals receive thousands of years of the ideas of other people. For instance, the only argument for patriotism that I consider plausible is that "thou sands and millions of soldiers fought and died for you. The problem wiU. this argwn ent is that I am not indebted mere-ly to the contributions of J ple inA peope nor not just the soldiers, but be thankful fo r the entire Western Intellectual Traditon. and be glad for the Panaman ian banana pickers who fought and died so that I could have bananas on my table. Consider an individual who is a success in the libertarian sense, say, someone who has made a fortune from scratch Is he really a self-made man? Hardly. Leaving aside his debt to society from childhood, it is physically impossible that he could have done more than a small portion fo the physical or mental work required to amass that forttme In the few cases where an individual makes an important contributlion to society, he is rarely rewarded for it and he rarely does it in a drive for individual recognition. I said Libertarianism is f. e. I r. i. distilled to almost its purest form. In its purest form its adherents would recognitc that this is an amoral get it while you can philosophy. This is true in Ayn Rand's objectivism. Lebertarians in general believe in sort of a pseudoChristian moral code, (though few pretend to be Christian). This can lead to ridiculous con tradictions: in Bill's case, into acting moral about not caring whether a hospital lets its patients almost die in the waiting room. Then we come to the points where Bill's a hypocrite even about his confused princiles. Bill can '1:" secede from the U. S so let ut not count that against him. However, to claim that by not voting he is working fat the overthrow of the govemmen1 is saying that the best way to stop a mugger is to ignore him. Further, Bill fails to recognize that in accepting financial aid, in attending a college not funded entirely br student fees, in continuing to live in any society, he has distorted his principles beyond recognition Libertarianism in all its var-ousr dilute forms is analysed and exploded into the book, Nixon Agonistes by Garry Wills. I recommend this to you. by Wendell Wagner, Jr.
September 28, 1972 This Week Newspaper Staff Meeting Thursday at 6:00 p. m. in the Fishbowl. Kenneth R Simcoe, associate director of admissions and financial aid officer, will appear on a panel of experts on financial aid at the National Association of College Admissions Counselors in San Antonio, Texas, Oct. 6--9. Other members of the adrnjs sions staff will attend the meeting as well. There will be a meeting of New College's Gay Liberation group on Saturday, Sept. 30 at eight p.m.. The meeting will be held in room 313 and will be by a party at 9:30. All gay students and faculty are invited and wel come. There's a list of mem bers to contact for information on the H:amilton Center bulletin board. Diana Graves, '70, who is now with the 'ational Park Service as a Ranger, has her picture in an ad for C achet gragrance by Prince Matchabelli, appearing in current pub lications including Glamour Magazine. The copy reads: "All Park Rangers dress alike, but they don't all Look alike. Diana Graves makes her uniform seem as though it was designed just for her. Same with Diana's fragrance. It's a little different on her than any other girl in the world. Anyone who is interested in using the darkroom should contact Tom Campion, Box 601 Campus. adult Study Group meets at 10:00 a m and the Children's class at 11:15. New College people are cordially inviteq students who attend meeting are invited to lunch at Lhe Clough's house: 480 Acacia Drive Sunday after the meeting. Dr D Marshall Barry, on leave this term, was featured in an Associated Press story datelined Miami detailing ef forts of the United Farmworkers Union to have the courts enjoin the u.s. from allowing impor tation of Jamaican sugar cane cutters into Florida. "Wednesday's (Sept 20) five hour session, said the AP' release referring to a U. S Dis trict Court heariJli, "was de voted entirely to the examination and cross-examination of Dr. Marshall Barry, a for mer (sic) economist at New College of Sarasota, who testified for the farmworkers. He testified he has studied migrant labor problems. Ballots for the Nat. Sci. T -Shirt Committee are due Monday. See Joe Cross. WHERE THOSE NC PIZZA PAR TIES HAPPEN THIS WEEK'S CALENDAR FRI 9/29 The woman's Library association for C, Christmas card sale and cof fee party; 10 AM til 2 PM., home of Mrs. J Martin Ross, 1423 south take Shore Drive, oyster Bay. Ad Lib. for Faculty and staff; 4: 30 PM. South Hall. SAT 9/30 seminar on taw and Society; "Rights at ar rest, with James Hardcatle and Tony Montagnesi, cand idates for the office of s ar asota county Sheriff, and James Gardner, candidate for the office of public defender; moderated by Robert Ben edetti, tutor in political science. 10 AM. Fishbowl, public. SU 10/1 Religious Society of Friends (Quakers); adult stuc!y group, 10 AM, worsh i p 11 AM. childrens' class 11. 45 AM. Music Room. Sunday Nght film series, Auditorium, 6:30 & 9:00PM. WED 10/4 Faculty meeting 3: 30 PM. Aud. coffee and Doughnuts, 2:30PM. Hamil ton center. A solo film: "Anne of the Thousand Days, with Richard Burton. US 1969. 2: 30, 7 and 9:30PM. A commentary by Marcello Truzzi, associate professor of sociology, has appeared in the september issue of sexual Behavior. ar bcle ent1tled "Witchcraft and sex" the commentary concerns the motives of the persecutors of witches Sarasota County 1s 30 days prior to Nov. 7; in Manatee county, 60 days. courthouse is the place to register, and no identification is required for persons 22 or older. In Sarasota county, prospective voters who are 18 to 21 need a birth certificate or a Florida driver's license; in Manatee county, also accepted for proof of age are baptismal records, selective Service cards with birthdate thereupon, or military identification cards. Five copies of a book by former New college Professor of Economics, Or. carl W. Hasek. "The survival of ations," have been made avail able to the library. Dr. Hasek headed the de partment of economics at pennsylvania State University from 1931-49 and then was a lecturer for Bell Telephone co. until he retired in sarasota in 1954. He JOined the faculty as visiting professor of economics in 1964 and served several years. ID his latest book, or. Hasek examines the role of nations, tells how nations have attempted to insure their security, and looks ahead to future prospects for survival. t MARIO S 2702-14th ST. W-BRADENTON 747-1436 SPECIALS SUNDAY: SPAGHETTI et al $1 WEDNESDAY: ITALIAN BUFFET $2.50 & TI-IURSDA Y: PIZZABUY ONE. GET 0 E FREE TRY MARIO's CO-OP PLAN FOR THE LOWEST LIQUOR PRICES The CATALYST A bibliographical essay of the literature of isolationism, written by a New College professor, has just been published "The Literature of Isolationism: A Guide to Non-Interventionist Scholarship, 1930-1972," by Dr. Justus D. Doenecke, associate professor of history, has been published by Ralph Myles of Colorado Springs. Dr. Doenecke said that the book analyzes the literature of isolationism, tells where manuscripts can be found, where other bibliographies can be located, and also where research is needed in the field. In the works for three years, Dr. Doenecke said that the book is mostly a guide for scholars, especially students of A me ric an diploma tic history. Copies are available at the New College bookstore. Librarian Edmon Low re turnS Friday (Sept. 29) from Washington, D. C., where he has been discussing the pro posed new copyright law with members of the Senate and House appropriations commit tees. Mr. Low is chairman of the committee on copyrights for the American Library Association. Serving as student representatives to the Natural Sciences Division for 1972-73 are Stan Skubic (ex officio), Mark Andrews and Mike Alexy. "Now Issues and Emblems, a poem by Dr. A MeA Miller, assistant professor of literature, will appear in the forthcoming issue of Forum, a journal of art and essays published by the University of Houston. A coffee house is tentatively planned for Fri. oct. 6 in one of the H-rooms. we need people to help get things together--especially people to bake goodies. All performers are welcome Anyone who is interested m organizing or baking contact Sherri Mcindoe (rm. C-215, box 310) or Todd Jamieson (Tm. 223, box 250). P. s. Can anybody lend us some mikes and an amp? Patricia Shope, a young Friend, 1972 Graduate of Guildford College in 'orth Carolina, has a concern to visit with young Friends in Florida She will be in Sar asota Mon. -Tues. October 2 and 3. Will those interested please contact Elizabeth Clough. Phone: 355-5925. Resource Guide t o Compile Student lnterests,SI
Page four Youth Grants Announced by Feeney Through a new program called "Youthgrants" young persons in and out of college can seek financial support for projects of their own design in the Humanities. The Humanities, sponsor of Youthgrants, 1.. encompass virtually any inquiry which "deals with what it has been--and is--to be human, to make value judgements, so select the wiser course of action. This is achieved primarily through the examination of human experience and its implications for the present and future. ot limoted to specific disciplines, the Humanities extend "througl> the classroom and library, to encompass a host of social, ethical, and cultural questions which all human beings confront throughout the course of their lives. Youthgrant applications are sought by individuals or teams of young people, working independently or in affiliation ith a college, community group, museum, or other institution. Grants provide the project participants with stipends (usually $80 per week) fees for advisers and consultants, travel allotment, institutional overhead, and the like. The program seems especially appropriate for New College students and young faculty (basically "youth" is defined as under 30) The college's flexible c1.11Ticulum, whereby a whole contract can be devoted to a single project and leave or off-campus study are readily available, seems ideal for encouraging project activity. And we are in a geographical region where the number and quality of applications almost certainly give us an advantage. (Achieving some geographical parity is a high priority for most govern n>cnt grant pt"Ograms.) Finally, we certainly have no sb.ortage of talent and concern for the kind of issues to which the program seems directed. Youthgrant proposals can include development of education programs as well as research projects. Examples of recently funded proposals in clude: several projects on local and ethnic history; developing education programs for youth which relate the classics to fundamental ethical dilemmas; study of TV's impact on attitudes toward life and death; studies of ethnic acculturation; labor and union history of a particular group-community; history of an Indian (Native American) tribe's legal treatment at the hands of whites; study of geographical mobility and the family through study of 19th century case histories; production of a film depicting a region's artists (for use in the region's schools) Certain are as are excluded: performing arts (except history and criticism thereof), social and political action, sectarian religious education, and envitonmental science topics (there are 'SF funds for these). Tom Murray and I are trying to (1) stimulate people to generate proposals and (2) coordinate applications, helping applicants through the grant-writing hassles (not that we know much) I have sample applications and a set of proposal guidelines. THE DEAD Llli'E IS DECEMBER 3. Awards will be announced .in April. December seems a long way off. But beware. The application process is time consuming-many details have to be handled once the idea is worked out. So start now. Even if an application is rejected, tlie applicant will have gone through an important idea-creating process and will have a senior project or the like well under way. by Jim Feeney The CATALYST Benedetti Organtzes Legal Studies Seminars The first in a series of seminars focusing on Law and Society will be held in the Fish bowl of Hamilton Center on September 30th at 10 am. The topic under discussion will be" rights at Arrest". Discussants will include James Hardcastle and Tony Montagnesi, candidates for the office of sherriff in Sarasota County. The seminar will be moderated by Assistant Professor Robert Bendetti and is open to public as well as members of the New College Campus. The discusion will continue until noon when participants are invited to lunch together in the college cafeteria. Fol lowing lunch Mr. Bendetti and Mr. Robert Henshaw, who have been cooperating on a related course at the college will be willing to continue the discussion with any interested participants The second of the series of seminars will be offered on th-e 28th of October. The topic for that meeting will be "Women and the Law" Throughout this academic year New College will continue to offer such discussions the last Satur day of each month as a part of a new Legal Studies curriculum. ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????? By. ?>???????????????????????????????????????????????????? As some of you may recall, last year TI-llS WEEK AT NC bore a question-answer column 11.0der my name. This column met with some favorable comment, and two or three people claimed to read it regularly, so in a fit of something or other I have decided to restart it in the new blue Catalyst. The the format is essentially that of an "Action Line" type column, with you, the reader, doing most of the thinking for me by supplying an avalanche of probing questions for me to follow up and find the answers to. Questions may be on any subject, although queries regarding the meaning of life and similar trivia were answered last year, and will thus probably not be considered for publication in this year's version. send your inquiries (With at least a set of initials, please) to KIRK KEREKES, BOX 235, or put them on the message board. If we all work together, maybe we can get a new pair of shoes. Pearls Before Swine ... "And I saw you kiss it, Sir!'' --Staff Photo:Ron Barrett On Tuesday, Sept. 26, ilic first campus-wide Men's meeting was held in the Teaching Auditorium. The primary topic dealt with at the meeting 10:\ TERMPAPEBS 6 36 Beacon Street 8 o s t on \fa s s 9 2 1 1 5 Research Material for Termpapers, Reports, Theses, etc. Lowest Prices, Quick Service. For inforn1ation, write or call: ( 617) 536-9700 was the structure of transient sexualliasons, regarding which two "conciousness raising" films were shown. The meeting was opened with a reading concern ing the pressures surro=ding the loss of virginity, which was followed immediately by the films. There was a great deal of response to the presentation by those present, and a vocal cr1md lingered in the auditorium for some minutes after the program had been concluded. Sure THE TRADEWI DS LOUNGE IS RE-OPENING, WITH THE BF.S'l' IN SANDWICHES AND DRINKS. JUST A BRISK \-TALK NORTH OF THF. CM..PUS--!QQ!i KHTD OF PLACE. September 28, 1972 ENIGMA! CATALYST Staff Photographer Robert Kornman is responsible for the discovery of this week's ENIGMA. While wander-ing aro\.Uld the Pei campus, armed with his ever-ready Olympus Trip 35 camera, our man in the field discovered what is apparently a strange mutation growing in what was once a court two f01.mtain. Dr. Kirtley was immediately accused of allowing his X-ray machine to wander out of the Nat. Sci. building again. Dr. Buri, famed geneticist, calmed the fears of the distressed bystanders (shown in photo) by pointing out that the new mutation was well adapted to its immediate invironment, and that its present form was obviously useful. An unnamed Natural Sciences Staff member was heard to comment "It's probably the next stage in ew College evolution." 75 S. Palm 955-7747 Suppliers of tools & materials for all arts & crafts ASK ABOUT OUR STUDENT DISCOUNT RCOARIPOFF RECORD CLUB OF AMERICA ISN'T EXACTLY A RIPOFF, BUT THEY AREN'T EXACTLY IN BUSINESS FOR THEIR HEAL TH,EITHER. 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