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THE NEW COLLE G E PUBLISHED BY STUDENTS OF NEW COLLEGE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE NEW COLLEGE COMMUNITY Derrick, Doyle Canned Murray, Caulkins Retained It became common knowledge this week that two staff positions have been.eliminat ed as of next year, the positionheld by Derrick and John Doyle. In an interview with the Organ, Mr. Doyle remarked apon this elimination, or dismissal, and his career here at New. Mr. Doyle said that he was upset,not so much with the dismissal but with the way it was handled. According to him, the only reason given him was in terms of administrative cutback. Mr. Lyons informed him of the dismissal after Doyle asked him for a situation clarification Doyle had to ask whether or not he'd be here next year. In talking about his performance here, Doy e e2.id, simply, "I've busted rrry ass. Lately; I've been carrying a full teachers role (2 classes), counseling during the daytime, counseling at night in my home. He also stated that he had never got ten any negative feedback on his performance by the administration. Along with the two position elimina tion, it became public that Kenna Murray and Mark Caulk1ns have renewed their contracts for next year. D.E.M. THE CHA IR The Student Chair Committee (G. Konstantinow, c. Evinger, L. Reinherz, and s. Roher) will poll the student body and to determine the major areas of interest for next year's Student Chair. The poll will be held early next month. Some committee-inspired thoughts on the subject: (A) Since there will be no expansion of faculty for 72-73 exception of the Fine Arts situation) and since there will be an actual increase of at least fifty stujents, perhaps we should use the Chair to supplement an on-going academic program. For instance, there were eighty-one students working in Anthropology first term this year and it is reasonable (to everyone except Joan Bragginton) to assume that the number will increase next year. Given the higH student interest, perhaps a second anthropologist for next year should be considered. Other fields already suggested: History of Philosophy, Socio-Linguistics, Chinese and/or Asian Studies. (B) Why not move the Chair intQ a different direction, i.e. and non-credit courses. Perhaps students would be inter ested in a vocational program, having lo=k carpenters, electricians, gargeners from the community come in on a regular basis and give lessons in their trades. (C) ( Ihe old stand-by suggestion of an SiCrun Lecture Series could be turned into a series of exciting and creative weekend seminars. Suggestions: David Riesman for a weekend seminar on anything he wants, Lotte Lenya for a seminar on Bertolt Brecht, Daniel Ellsberg on Asian Studies and How They Grew. Anything is possible, something might work out. Send all suggestions to members of the Student Chair Search Committee. Sheila Roher. RGAN NUMBER SIXTEEN March 10, 1972 tr&O ALA GA., FLA., MISS., N. and S. CARDUNA, TENN CARE Committee 615 Forsyth Building, Atlanta. Ga., 30303 Here is my$----From: ________________ DO SOMETHjNG Many weeks ago I promised the results of the Student Services activities poll. Unfortunately, the docttment involved got misplaced, and the related article failed to materialize. Recently the paper turned up, though, and now, with a little help from Doug Stinson, we can offer a rather simple analysis of the results. Doug programmed the Nat. Sci. Digital PDP ll/20 computer to calculate total point evaluations based on giving five points for every first-place vote an activity received, four for second, and so on. Among the 31 catagories, Part-time Gynecologist ran away with first place with a stunning 360 points, followed distantly by Rolling (148), Carpentry (133 ), and, dropping below 100 points, Auto Mechanics (99) and, getting in on al most nothing but firstand second-place votes, Flying Lessons (95). Bringing up the rear were Golf and Surf ing, each rallying a meager 10 points. Complete results may appear eventually on the front window of Hamilton Center. Then again, they may not. Dan Chambliss Negat iv e Comme nts f rom Nat Sci Faculty retention and student representatives caused a quick and emotional controversy within the Division of Natural Sciences durrin the past few weeks. The three Student Representatives, Stan Skubic, Craig Evanger, and Don Tipton, attempted to gather student opinion on faculty members who need a vote of retention this year, They have attempted to talk to as many students as possible and, to supplement this sent a questionaire to each of about 135 Nat-ural Science Students. Unfortunatly, the return was poor, with between 25 and 30 students returning the form. The represntatives felt, however, that they had enough of a 'feel' of student opinion to issue a statment. "We tended to listen more to Natural Science students, partialy because they have had more contact with those involved." Why all the controvercy? "We made some negative comments" answered Stan Skubic. Several faculty members objected to the way the survey was conducted. They felt that the statement of opinion was too strong and implied a general concensus. The .students felt the cover letter explained the stituation am p}y. Perhaps in seeking student opinion, getting an ocasional negative comment is a price you have to pay. The Result? "It's fairly common. It's been done in the past, and will be done in the future." -D. Stinson Ref Results The following resolutions, with the exc1tption of #36, received at least a 70% vore in the recent referendum. They were inuoduced at the faculty meeting, March 1. They will presumably be brought to a vote at the April meeting of the faculty. YES...NO 3. That every faculty conuact be reviewed at least every three years, at which time it may be either extended or terminated. / 76% 18% S. That student representat iires, elected by the student body, participate in all decisions aHecting the hiring, retention, and tenuring of faculty members, the number of stud-ent votes being equal to the number of faculty votes. 73% 21% 11. That the student-faculty ratio be maintained or decreased. 96% 3% 22. That no mandatory core courses, or divisional requirements of any kind be established in any of the divisions. 92% 6% 23. That non-compulsory core courses in each of the divisions be offered. 86% 7% 24. That no student be required to declare or pursue a major field of study. 91% 6% 26 That the deadline for declaring four-year option and off-campus study be set at the middle of the term previous to that in which the students absence would occur. 88% 6% 27 That all students be permitted to take four-year option any term, including the first three terms. 80% 14% That all students be permit '-ed to live off-campus during any term of aco.demic redidence, 80% 14% including the first three terms. 29. That all students be permitted to pursue off-campus study for redit during the ninth term of academic residence. 84% 10% 36. That the Caples Mansion be renovated for permanent use as a fine arts center. 60% 22% 41. That a full array of conuaceptive devices be provided by the College to students at cost 74% 18% 32, That a problem-pregnancy loan fund be established, from which any woman stud 1t may borrow up to $250, the replacement of which shall be a prerequisite for graduation. 75% 17% 42. That the services of a gynecologist be pro-vided for women students at least four hours per week. Sr..% 8% 43. That the doctor-patient confidence be honored, with no information going that rel-ationship to the patient's family or outsiders. 91% 4% 47. That no student be fined for submitting contracts late. 85%10% The following proposals were not submitted, having received less than 70% of the vote. Whip out your handy proposal list to find out what's what. #1. 56%-33%; #2. 81%-14%; 4. 63%-3096; 6. 55%-34%; #7. 66%-19%; 8. 41%-49%; 9. 25%-60%; 10. 52%-36%; 12. 62%-30%; 13. 53%-36%; 14. 32%-57%; 50%-15%; 16. 10%-64%; 17. 67%-26%; 18. 66%-27%; 19. 22%-70%; 20. 15%-76%; 21. ll96-83%; 25. 6 996-24%; 30. 6296-27%; 31. 42%-11%; 33. 44%-19%; 34. 16%6996; 35. 11%-72%; 37. 9%-74%; 38. 29%-50%; 39. 55%-26%; 40. 62%-21%; 44. 58%-30%; 45. 24%-47%; 40. 13%-07%; 48. 37%-52. Good luck.
News 6 0 ,0 1n the Organ of two weeks ago a rather Dr. Elmendorf was cooperative enough "As writer and editor, I have drejted vague article appeared that has provoked to provide the Organ with a written statevarious letters, reports, and background the response of a number of our readers. ment made by former vice-president Paul papers for the President and the Board of Some of the criticism is justified; on Davis concerning the position of viceTrusteeso" other points more was read into the article president. The following quotated passages According to Mro Norwine, such writing than was rendered probable by the words. are from that paper. is now handled by Furman Arthur and Lee The vagueness was a result of the wrH; "I have maintained regular c Butchero ter's desire to protect himself and the the Business Manager and have "It is probably worth noting that who is, it may now be said worked directly with him Mro the President should have at least one Mr. Norwinc.. At 'that time a report of Hr: was out of town, so Mrs. Berni Kirchner trusted person to whom he can turn as a Norwins activities prior to his arrival oeemed an appropriate source of information. sounding board and confident. This at New College appeared credible. It didn't Asked what contact Mr. Harra's office cannot be assigned -it seem right to print that report until there had with Mr. Norwine's, She replied only must develop naturally, if it develope at vas no doubt whatsoever as to its validity. that Mr. Norvine brings in some of the money all, as a consequence of the personal re The result was that confused/confusing arthat they dole out. Mro Norwine, of course, lationship between the President and the ticle o 'llle report was not substantiated. is responsible for development. Asked, staff member." The article was a mistakeo this time with a note of skepticism, how Mr. Davis' position as vice-president This may be for tbe best, becaase the his position related to Mro Drabic's, vas a product of his own unique abilities focus had drifted from the presumed aim Director of Development, she replied that and inclinations: his relat6onship with of these articles: a look at the office of Mr. Norwine vas there to help Mr. Drabic the President, his background in ournalvice-president, and at Mr. Norwine as the with any problems he might have. ism, his willingness/ability to w<. "k with occupant of that positiono "Although all of the top staff people the business manager. Mr. Norwine clearly oat of a half-hour interview, spent have Hirect access to the President when does not perform the samw functions It trying to find out from Mr. Norvine just the occasion warrants, I have attempted is easy to see what he doesn't do th't Mr. what he does, vas llDt :.very-::;truitful. He to serve as a channel of communication be-Davia did; it is more difficult to s6-, vas more willing to talk about the l!r-e tween them and the President." what he baa added to the posi td.on. general adm1nietrative set-up of the college Yew people other than Dr. Elmendorf Mr. is Director of and to give a few examples of the type of are less accessable than Mr. Norvine. He Mr. J.s n:an of Admissions; Mr. things he did in great detail. He could is not in his office a good deal of the Arthur heads Publl.c Relations; the Preai-not give a very comprehensive picture; the time This severely limits the extent to dent is the President. If Mr. Norwine's impression was that he is sort of an adwhich he can serve as a link between the position is eliminated, it will be inter-ministrative handyman. President and those around him. eating to see just what position entails the_abilities he has shown. Yes, there are a lot of good reasons for women to quit smoking. Find yours. ( ) That "Smoke Pretty'' ad makes me furi ous. Whoever made that up knows where the money is fewer women than men are quit ting. But they won't get rich over my dead body ( ) My closet smells rotten my clothes sme11 rotten; I'm sick of it. ( ) Lung cancer deaths are twice as high among women who smoke as among those who don' t. ( ) I'm still young The longer I smoke, the harder it will be to quit and my chances of be coming a real heavy smoker go up. ( ) It's one kind of air pollution I can do something about. People in the room with me shouldn't have to breathe dirty air. ( ) I want to be a teacher. How can l discourage kids from smoking when I smoke? ( ) I seem to be sick a lot. I also smoke a lot. Women who smoke like me have more chronic illness lose more time from work, are sick more often than those who don' t. ( ) I know my father's been trying to quit. How can he with me still puffing away? ( ) I wanttowake up feeling fresh and clean again. I've had it with nicotine hangover in the mornings. ( ) The thing that appeals to me most is: If I quit and stay quit, in most cases, it can be as if 1 never smoked. There's something about this that absolutely knocks me out. A clean slate; a real second chance. You just don't get many of those. ( ) I quit once for 10 days and, frankly, I felt pretty good about it. I like that feeling ; this time I'm quitting for good. Lord knows, I've done a lot harder things in my life ( ) So many people I know have quit, I'm beginning to feel stupid about smoking. ( ) There' s something very cool and selfassured about women who don' t need cigarettes. ( ) I thought it was hopeless; I quit once and went back. But someone told me a lot of people had to quit over and over before it took I'm trying again. It can't hurt. ( ) If I quit I'll save 50 a day. That's $3.50 a week $14.00 a month, $182 .50 a year. That buys almost 2 gallons of gas a day. A record a week Seven movies a month. After a year, I can fly to and back on cigarettes I didn' t smoke. ( ) Somewhere in the back of my head I've been nursing the illusion that smoking is really only dangerous for men. I've just seen the lat est statistics. The death rate for women who smoke is more than 20% higher than women who don't. We've come a long way baby, but I'm not going any further. Now all you need is help and encouragement Send a postcard today to: Women and Smoking, Rockville, Md. 20852. And we'll send some booklets to help and encourage you. U S of lle alth E d\lcaton .and This pac e contnbuled public servce Chris Armen the Tau ones MIAMI.--The FLORIDA SKYLINERS OF MIAMJ. INC., a social club for tall men and women, is pleased to announce our third annual Miss Tall Florida Pageant will be held at the Saxony Hotel1s Ivory Tower Room in Miami Beach, April 22, 1972. The contest a open to all single girls who are to 28 receive valuable prizes includ:ing an all expense paid trip to the Pocono Mo1mtams in July, There she will attend the 1 all Clubs Internati o nal Co nventio n and participate in the Miss Tall Univ e rse P a g aent. Contestants will be j udged in swim suit and even:ing wear. They must become members o f Florida Sky liners of Miami, Inc., an active social club which holds frequent parties, dances, outings and trips. Ron's Summer I want to explain what I have in mind for the summer session under the heading, "The Cleric as Political Activist." I imagine a three-faceted endeavor utilizing the seminar format, trail-watching via the news media, and individual research l)rojects. The seminar would be used for a study of the life and work of Dietrich Bonhoe ffer, an immensely infiuential German theologian who was executed in 1945 for his part in the abortive 20th July plot to assassinate Hitler. In the second place the Harrisburg trial of Father Philip Berrigan and his associates is apt to come into its own during the summer, if not between now and then, providing us a running commentary on the involvement of one group of Roman Catholic clergy and laymen in resistance to the Vietnam War. This day-by-day reportage would be anticipated and beefed out by readings from the Ber rigab brothers' publications. I am thinking, for example, of Robert Coles' probing interviews with Dan Berrigan while the latter was underground in 1970 and of Phil Berrigan's recently published prison notes. Finally, participants in the summer session would research a single figure--A.J. Muste, Martin Luther King, Alfred Delp, Martin Niemoller, Camilo Torres come to mind-and report the finding. The thrwad which binds the three approaches together is a ehared common intention: to determine to what extent and how the theologies, if that they be, of various political activists inform their praxis and, perchance, vice versa. Alternatively, I am open to suggestions from individuals regarding projects they might wish to pursue this summer. Ronald Carson
Editorials, Letters Etc Hog Parlor On the possibilities of having a football team at New College A few years ago-five, to be exact--I played football. I played defensive half-back, thoroughly enjoying the game and iti my pos on. That is, I thoroughly enjoyed it until one part1cular scrimmage j t i -o us ntercepted a pass after leaping grace-fully into the air, I was trying to figure out h t t d w a o o after my feet got back on the ground. Turns out I didn't have to worry too mu h b t c a ou it, as a full back and an end had my immediate future all figured out. One tackled my torso, the other my calves. Unfortunately, they were in different directions, this having a profound effect on what had until that time been a perfectly good set of knee ligaments. This set my football career back a bit. However, I still find the sport exciting, though confined by and large to an easy chair, can of beer, and 'N set. This is all by way of verbose introduction to a way of looking at the administrative set-up at New. So, let's look at the set-up as if it's a football team. Obviously, such an analogy ie terribly suspect for several reasons. But it can be useful, and maybe fun. Naturally, John Elmendorf is quarterback, a scrambling southpaw adroit at reading plays and devising dazzling Public ReJations ______ strategy. Bob Norwine plays, say, ouDan Chambliss ter. Dean Helgeson is at half. Der-L st k, st /th w.ee by my insatiable curiosity to Ullderrick 1 s an end, Doyle is at fullback, an ume: workmgs of New College and driven by m with Lyons a tight end. Phil Bandt is demandmg edltor, I went to talk with Mr. Furman A Y h f1 t wi b k ( Arthur, Director of Public Relatictl.S. Had I known t:he man t e oa 1ng ng ac You fill in before the interview, I wouldn't have had to be "driven" the rest.) our talk was (to use a familiar, but true cliche) a reward-Now, apparently the team s had a bad ing experience. time of it the first half of the season-. We began by discussing the main visible product of the Public Relations Department, its numerous publithe owners and fans are getting rest-cations. Mr. Arthur and Ms. Hildegard Bell his active less. There seems to be a coordination are responsible for: This Week, .U:. on-campus Problem among the players. (Are Scrambulletin of general news, annoUilcements, and short items of Interest to the college community; The Phoenix, a bling Johnts hands too cold?) The n_ewsletterforpatronsofthecollege, aiwnni, andprospec-quarterback' sensitive to the rr rn...,_-4--tive students; The the admission told the fullback that the owners were ganized by Ms. Fredc:Ue Clary, a student m P.R.; reevaluating all the positions. The a newsletter for high school counselors which provides next day' at lunch over a bowl of relating to the standard$ of accepted; and several other intermittently released. Wheaties, the tight end told the full-Along with actual publication, the P.R. staff does much back that the owners had eliminated his of the official college photography; Mr. Arthur cited position. (Perhaps somebody didn t t like student Chris Meyer as doing a lot of this work. Public Relations releases photographs and articles on the College the way he plays? Look for an expanto the outside news media. sion team ) No more fullback--don 1 t The Speakers Bureau is an actual part of the Public need one Donit:t need an end either Relations Department. This is a grollp of students who speak to civic clubs and on television shows. The students he 1 s gone. sometimes talk about the College, but often lead disThe positions of center and half-cussions on topics in which they have a particular interest back are also being reevaluated. It organ. Several times each year, the Public Relations Office is generally agreed that you gotta organizes and conducts tours of the campus; groups studying have a halfback, so it 1 s merely a ques-the architecture of I.M, Pei or the concepts of progressive tion of who t 8 going to be in that po-education often take advantage of this service. During our talk, Mr. Arthur remarked that he has been sition next year. The rumblings have head of Public Relations since the fo1.111ding of New Colleg it that both the center and the halfCollege. I asked him if he had changed his policies of back will be on the team next year, th "letting people inside and outside the college commUility know what's going on, what we're doing he:re at N.c. and ey just don 1 t know what posi tiona they-he commented that "we try to be a bit more low keyed ll be playing. than originally, 11 and he noted that in the beginning, his job was made more djfficult simply because, "We didn1t Imagine that. theytre revolution-know what the College was going to be like. 11 izing football. Now, a halfback is A former journalist and college journalism professor, fast (or should be) and reasonably ).,.fr, Arthur follows the and was more than light. A center is bigger, heavier, willing to help with this article on his job. He is, in or out of his official capacities, good for our public relations. and quite a bit slower. Who would've quessed that a center could fill the halfback slot? Yeah, that's really innovative. Your team's a little out of whack, so you get rid of a few of the lazy, unproductive players (like John Doyle, right?) Then you reorganize the players remaining, the good ones, the allpros (right?) and, whamma-the Super Bowl! Rah, Rah; Shish, Bah; Go Team. HUBERT AT THE STAKE? "To the extent that the Democratic Party permits its campaign against Mr. Nixon to turn into a kind of grand internal heresy pro ceeding against itself on Vietnam, Senator Humphrey figures to be among the first led to the stake." -Excerpted from Washington Post editorial comment on HHH's announcement of his candidacy for President. Dear Editor, In recent weeks a number of people seem to have gotten upset over "Surviving Sar asota." I'll grant that there may be a few problems (indiscretions?), but I'd like to thank Doug--I don't know why I seem to think thanks are fitting--for a beautifully sensitive article in last week's Organ ("Down the Street"). I'd ask him to continue what he's doing--it just may be making a difference to someone. Erling Jorgensen THE NEW COllEGE ORGAN Published Weekly By Students of New College, Sarasota, Fla. David H. Middleman, Editor STAFF: Chris Armen Doug Stinson Dan Chambliss 1 Sherri Mcindoe Steve Jacobson Doug Murphy "SARASOTA BIKE HEADQUARTERS" Sales Rentals Complete Repair Service Withirl walking distance 1/2 mile north of New College on r1gbt hand side Pb. 355-8989 7000 North Tnll 3 Dear David: I found Arm.en's article in last week's Organ to be the epltome of llTesponnole jouma1ism and exactly the type of thing which both the Organ and the college community at large can do without. By inferring that a member of the New College Ad ministration is a liar (maybe) and by refusing to name names (as indeed cannot be done without peril of a libel suit) Chris has cast aspersions upon the ENTIRE administration and quite possibly, without basis. That column read like a bad copy of the Hollywood Town Tattler: "What New College official's honesty is to question?" Honestly, Chris, this kind of writing has no place in the journalistic world except, perhaps as I have suggested, in scandal writing, And David, is not an editor's job to approve or disapprove and therefore edit material which is to appear in print? Better to have nm a blank column or a photograph of Grey onm or a piece of a Xerox copy of someone's face. I you'll find that these three items will accomplish at least as much good, and a great deal less harm than did such an article as Chris'. I'm disappointed in both of you. love anyway, Judith Kay To Chris Armen and Others: Your article in the last Organ strikes me as a classic example of the absolute bullspit that New College has become this year. I have no idea what administrator you were trying to intimidate nor the reasons why but your manner of discussing it reflects the sorry trend of destructive bullspit that is this year's atmosphere. If you have something to say about someone, then say it. If you're not sure if its true then keep your thoughts to yourself tmtil you are sure and if you are sure, then say so and accept the responsibility that goes with accU'> .sations. The amo1.111t of criticism of New College instructors, administration, systems etc, etc. this year has been overwhelming. To be critical in order to improve is probably one of the most impo1rtant things we can do for New College but what bas been going on here this year is not constructive criticism. Its tone has been clearly destructive and so it has been useless, without direction and most importantly, rarely based on any facts or thoughts thought out. In short it has been irresponsible childish nonsense. For example, Doug Murphy's culture column. Did he stop to consider that all of we freaks, students and other.malcontents would not be here if it weren't for rich Sarasotans. He wouldn't be writing his column if New College didn't give them a music festival or whatever nonsense they want. If you don't like those games, tell me another way to collect money to support this place where "the princess and the prince discuss what is real and what is not. (Thank you, Bob) If you think we are hippocrates and that we should say "look, we all high and fornicate (SIC--our word) day and back in No fD.structor, ally bad or perfect. We gotta learn to Uve togedJer md if someone has something to say about someone or thing, know all there is to know before you say something. Too many people know just what should be done without knowing a damn thing about the reality of running ew College in a real world. Doug Goodfriend Note: We admit that "Preface" was a pretty bad p:iece, but to be perfectly clear about, we think you're by and large full of bullspit. --Ed. Dear Mr. Middleman: It was with great interest and some concern that I read the letter addressed to the New College Community by Donald K, Richards which you published in the February 14 1972 issue of the New College Organ. I think that Mr. Rich ards' letter is summarized by quoting the first sentence and a sentence from the last paragraph, which sentence reads as follows: "Richard Nelsons election to the Board of Trustees of this institution is a direct insult to any member of this community who is at all concerned with social justice and/ or civil liberties .. For this school to function with the slightest degree of integrity, Mr. Nelson must be removed from our board First of all I would like to say that I cotmt myself as a person who is much concerned with "social Justice and civil b.l>erties" It was this concern that lead me to Choose the legal profession as my life's work. Each day I find myself involved with matters that have a direct bearing on the civil liberties of a client. Secondly, it was with certain hesitation that I accepted the invitation to be a member of the Board of Trustees because I felt that I would be consideued a minority of one with an alien discordant philosophy and that I would therefore be subject to scorn and attack by the college commUil ity without the slightest hope of any friends or defenders. Mr. Richards apparently considers me to be a philosophical alien minority who should be removed from the New College Community in order to preserve the integrity of the commUility and its concept of social justice and civil liberties". It occurs to me that there may be a flaw of prejudice in the thinking of Mr. Richards. As 1 am not a man without prejudice, I forgive him for this flaw. Knowledge and the ability to reason are the tools with which to dispel prejudice and it is hoped that New College can provide these tools and the stimulus for their use. This dialogue reminds me of a quotation I once heard attributed to a legendary preacher who stated "that there was nothing he hated worse than bias, prejudice, Catholics, and Episcopalians. Last, let me say that when 1 accepted election as a trustee I did so with the resolve that I would endeavor to contribute to the best of my ability without being deterred by ridicule or criticism. It is my disposition to resist any attempt by Mr. Richards or persons with similar feelings to remove me from the Board of Trmtees on the basis be asserts, and like Mr. Richards, I will welcome support in this stand from members of the New College CommUility. I may be contacted by phone or letter addressed to 2070 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, Florida, RICHARD E. NELSON
4 Cable Uason Robarts) was out prospecting for gold in the dessert when his two buddies took the water and the horse and left him to die. He walked four days, petitioning the lord with prayer in his own ineffable manner ("Lord, I ain't had any water in two days now. Just mentioning it, Lord. Amen.") Until he stumbled upon a small mud hole, It saved his 1 ife, which he had vowed to make longer than that of his ex-partners, should he ever find them. Conviently, a stagecoach trail between the fine upstand ing towns of De adDog and Lalard (Ole Slim Pichlns riding shotgun) ran right into the front y -1 of the spot, and Cable decidex to open a water and rest station there; ten cents per person or twenty-five cents a horse for a drink. His first omer is retie nt abom paying, however, Cable is obliged to shoot the fellow with his own rifle. Soon after, the second customer, Reverend Joshua Daniel Sloan (David Wamer) appeals and requests special dispensation as a man of the cloth, but sees the cold steel light of reason, ("Pay ten cents you p1ous bastards or I'll bury you. "), the reverend of the church of the wayfaring stranger and hlS portable parish ("Would you like to see their pictures? pictures?" ''Why these women are naked as jaybirds" "As we enter the world, so shall we live it. ") In temporary proprietorship Hogue "boiTOws" the preacher's horse and rides into the town to file a claim. Asking the first person to catch his eye -Hildie's (Stella Stevens) well-formed figure being dressed for just such a purpose -where the land office is, he tums over his net worth, two dollars and fifty cents, for a deed to ti.V'O acres of land. No one believe there's water out there though, and Hogue has a bit of trouble finding a grub st.ake. The banker, whether out of a hunch or good -Samaritansbip, decides to stake him, not for just thirty-five dollars but for one hundred dollars. After the stagecoach boss (who had thrown Hogue out by the seat of his pants) spends thirteen days find 'ng out that only Hogue's two acres are the right ones, Hogue gets the contract signed, and "Cable Springs" Enterprises are ed. Cable and Josh have a few good times, here and there, the reverend serving the Lord by "saving" yo1mg ladies in their times of grief (''Feel the despair flowing from you into my hands", he murmurs his hands cupped over her breasts), and d:a ble following in with Hildie. When the go od citizens of De ad Dog run her out of town, she comes to Cable Springs for a day or two. Three weeks later, tearfully, she embarks for San Francisco to ful-fill her plans and marry a rich m:m. In severai months, as Cable is about to set out for San : ran cisco to find she arrives in one of those newfangled automobiles, cliaUf feured; a rich widmv. Her husband had iie:i of a stroke in bed, several weeks ago. But he had ftm going out. As the car is being watered (five horses' worth), it rolls dmvn an incline over Cable, who was tmablc to make it with his hands and feet. That night, Joshua, who had just aiTived on a motorcycle, at last cams his keep and preaches a masterful, yet hon : st, eulog)'. Cable Hogue,, the movie as well as the man, was a lot of ftm. Sam Peckinpah directed a talented cast with some grace, and the dessert location offered a few striking sc cnes. Jason Robarts, play:ing an "Wlimportant" man with a wry, very dry, sense of humor (similar to his role in lfhnny Got His c0), has excellent delivery and superb, we c '11:ir1Sm a. r something like that. David W a mer, as the silver-tongued mock-preacher of lecherous tastes, was a good complement to Robart's man-of-few-words, and enjoyable in his loquatious determination. Other than her obvious attributes, Stella Stevens seemed to have a modicum of ability, which was not, however, ever developed very much. And, hot damn, Slim Pickins was in it! --D,F,S. PAPERS TYPED Judie Tyrrell Rm 208 Box 490 Will t>bo sub <>t H Center desk Columns and Reviews surviving sarasota Do-qgM wpby Barefoot in the Park On the radio one of the Tampa stations is playing a Beatles special; just a collection, a medley of Big Hits, never an entire song but some twenty str1mg together by a clever (or strung out) engineer with a tape recorder. A kid duck walks like Chuck Berry up to my window, almost crawling across the asphalt like a crab between the cars, puts a cUrty hand on the door and looks up at me; can he get in the car, would I mind? the wind off the Bay is cold, man, and I'm oooh so high. I don't mind. It seems he dropped some acid afew hours ago, then he smoked some grass, and thtll, just to keep it goir s1 you 1mderstand, to keep away e Cold, then he did up some meth, straight meth, you want some? He calls himself a Drifter, he's been watching westrens on 1V, he's really a drop-out from Gainesville, come to Sarasota for the sun and the surf and the dope. The dope? Oh yeah, man, like, there"s so much .. Eighteen years old, with hair that hasn't been washed in two weeks and a beard thats been growing for three, coming out red on a babyface. And he's been strung out straight since he left Gainesville, scoring Everything right here on the edge of the Bay, Island Park I bring up the casual subject of Heroin. Smack? You want some? You're about half and hour too late, my friend was just here with a load of it, but he split. So how's the smack market in town these days, ask I. Ohman, Getting bettler and better, every day. There's a smalllalot of kids, high school age, standing with their bikes in front of the telephone booth. Got their hair pushed back, one hand around a girl, the other clutching a Captain America motorcycle helmet, all but one; his is colored with the stars and bars of another age. All of them standing or leaning on their bikes in sullen silence, blinking out under the streetlight. They wear leathers, good bikers, like terrors in Atlanta or Altamont, chopped off at the shoulders, with the word "Freaks" across the back, "Freaks"? Junior angels, little kids. I comment to my new companion. "Those guys? Mean mothers, real bad." They're hiding behind sunglasses, Marlon Brando, and its ten at oight. "You want some speed, man? Those cats really dig speed .. you could probably score some. I'm trying to imagine the "Freaks" roaring into a Polish ghetto i:>n 2leveland, decked out in their colors, leaning back and letting the cold wind bllast their hairless, too yotmg-tp-shave faces, heading to a bike exposition to have it out with the Angels, or the Breed, or even the four or five Cod's Children left around from the 'forties. Meth or no meth. One of the mean Freaks has a transistor radio proppE'd up on the little Hondo his daddy probably bought him for getting through confirmation or maybe making his Bar Mitzvah. A song by the Carpenters comes on; as I reach to ptmch the station button the bad dude reaches to tum his up. This is too much. Bad meth-cuzed bikers digging the Carpenters. Its too cold for the crowds that used to gather at the Park. The wind is blowing hard off the bay, between the fishing and charter boats tied up at the pier, washing waves against concrete, spray Ulp into the light. The wind is bad enough, those few people who wander the park have their collars tumed up on Army surplus fatigue jackets, the smell of the Bay is worse, blowing over from the direction of Bird Key. "Oughta grab one of those boats and take off, 11 the kid says. "Whats out there?" He points to the west. Any student would l