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UBRARY Volume 1. Number 1 Published by Students of New College, Sarasota, Florida October 2, 1969 Faculty, meeting Faculty Discuss Student Qualifications Confronted with several cases where students failed to meet specific re-admission qualifications, the faculty grappled with the problem of determining exactly who is a student. The substance of act1on taken by the faculty at yesterday's meeting wasthereferral of the cases back to the academic review committee. Take note, This new beast is not an old toothless hound, but a hungry wolf. Henceforth, the the ARC will consist of six m embe r s who will split up to he a cases. In addition, these subcommittees have the power of dismissal by unanimous vote. No more students "conning us out, as one professor described the process where students scramble to save their academic necks. The vote for dismissal by the committee is not subject to any higher review. Furthermore, no student has been given a voice in the proceedings, except to defend himself as best he can. So it seems the faculty regards academic maters as being fit only with society1strappings (or wrappings) of scholarship. Several problems arose in debate over the cases of student petitioning for ISP and other extensions, basically in establishing the status of people who have n?t met their academic obligations. Professor Riley tried to endow in the Recorder's office the m:ndae to inform these students of a decidedly nonstudent existence. At this juncture Dr. Alan Lichtenstein leaped into the fray to offer another installment in a series of orations titled "What the Hell's Going On. 11 His baritone voice reverberating with all the self-importance 'Of a latter day Patrick Henry, Lichtenstein condemned the "ferocity" of the faculty's remedy. He argued that they were penalizing students in a situation which the facultv had permitted to arise "through apathy and sloppiness. Earlier, the faculty considered another identity problem-the status of Dr. William Humphreys who has remained = tenured in protest of existing college policies. They voted in favor of a to Dr. Humphreys incase of dismissal. In so doing, the faculty established a position protecting Hwnphreys while not actually supporting his protest. SEC RULES: ELECT I ON INVALID by Mark Friedman Due to asserted louse-ups with petitions, the SEC declared that the results of four of yesterday's elections are invalid.: Voting took place again today for the first-year SEC representaives and for positions on the Educational Policy Committee on the Speakers Committee and as reprepresentatives to general faculty meetings. In other results announced last night, Tim Snyder, Doug Freeman, Frank Borrman, Dan Boehmer, and Alfred Scheinberg were elected to the Student Court. In the hotly contested Contract Arbitration Committee election, Jim Hunglem an, John W inikates, and Roger Klufield smashed all opposition. Ditto Barbara Reeves for Library. The slae of candidates for the Architecture and Physical Plan ning Committee was limited. David W<6Serman won off the ballot, and Scott Cook captured write-in honors. There were no slated candidates for two positions on the Orienta ion and Graduation Committee. Mathew McCarthy and David Nevil beat out the other write-ins. Petitions submitted by Mchael Strauss for SEC representive and Herdman John Esak for General Faculty representative were misplaced, or something. Because of the mishandling, their names were not on the balot. The SEC had no recourse but to call another election. The other discrepancy was quite a different matter. Latecomers for the Speakers and Educational R>licy Cbmm ittees were unable to find Chairman Smith to hand over their petitions. S o they left them in his room, where Smithfoundthemthe next room ing. Since they were going to h old elections anyway, the SEC decided to give the guys a break, but clarified their action with a ruling requiring that petitions be handed over in person. An at tempt to facilitate such delive r i e s by r e stricting the SEC chairman to his room by midnight was dismissed by Smith with a half -serious threat to rc sign. The SEC voted to table the matter for further c cnsideration. In other action, members of the Senate Appropriations Committee would have been awed at the way the SEC spent money at lastnight'smeeting. The upperclass representatives spent most Joins Admissions Staff Appointed Associate Director of Admissions at New College is Robert W. Herdman, formerly assistant director of financial aid at New York University. According to the college's Dean of Admissions Earl A. Helgeson, Jr. Herdman will undertake responsibilities for student admissions to New College from most of New England and some of the Middle Atlantic states, assuming this post immediately. of the time approving a large back order of Bread Board expenditures. Except for the occasionally disgruntled opposition of Larry Reed, the members passed all the measures easily. Approved: money for the outing club, a dark room, ceramics, #9, the film committee, the moratorium investment in candy and balloons for the Gorilla The :tretroup, andto the SEC for office expenses ("Ridiculous, cried David Pini. ''Totally justified, "replied Michael Smith. ) (CONTINUED ON PAGE 3) oncampus secur1ty S:iety of students and their property is a continuing problem, so Dr. A. M. Miller, Director of StudentPolicy, informed the College Council. He noted that several female students have been accosted, that lack of traffic control makes the Palmer campus far too open for student security, and that several thefts from residence hall rooms have been reported to the Student Policy Office. "Lockyour doors; walk in pairs, :nd don't hitch-hike, wa; Miller's advice. The latter is against loc:ilaw, henoted.New College has been informed that the antihitch-hike ordinance will be strictly enforced this year. Students Experience NEW STAGE Herdman obtained the B A. degree in political science from Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, and did postgrad uate work m government at the University of New Hampshire after service with the U. S, Army in Europe during World War II. At New York University he has also been assistant director of the Foreign Student Center, assistant to the director of admissions for the NYU-Secondary School ReFrogram and assistant da.. eaer ef for both the ector of admissions for both the Univ _.s.ty College of Arts and Science and the College of Engineering. If your personal belongings are stolen, it is best to make an immediate report to Mr. Ch:rles Derrick, Assistant Administrator for Student Policy. He will contact the loc:i police, who will make the theft a matter of legal record. Such action is necessary if students are to make a claim theirfamily's theft insur mce. Miller noted that President Elmendorf has written to authorities in Sarasotaand Manaee requesting an improved form of traffic control on Highway 41 between the two campuses. The President observed that some 1000 daily crossingsoftheHighwaydeserved at least some signs ordering motorists to reduce speed. The traffic light at Airport Road mdHighway 41, he noted, is the first to slow traffic from the 55 MPH speed limit of the Manatee County jurisdiction immediately to the north of our campus. Peter Frisch is on campus to run a practic:i and educational the are expenence cy way, if there is one." Why Kafka? "The stories have a consistency that will help the novice writer. Kafka follows the actions of one character, so it's necessary to show only one viewpoint. Of course, I think the themes are important. Hr's writing about something that's essentially the dilemma of modem man." In the meantime the New Stage goes on. The actors practice in one of the barracks fitted out for their purposes. Frisch plans to stage his plays in the H5 (CONTINUED ON PAGF 3 ) He then served as director of admissions for Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New Yolk for five years before becoming assistant director of financial aid for New York University, where he was oarticularly active as coordinator of the college's work study program directing NYU's participation in the Urban Cotps Internship Program o f the City of New Yolk, securing student assignments to city governmen tal agencies. The Council :iso was apprised that security md drainage a:e soon to be improved on the Palmer Campus. Local engineers have :iready surveyed the Pine Park Road. Ashallow but wide drain ditch will hopefully affect the present distribution of swamps md lakes on Palmer Campus, a::c cording to Dr. Miller. GRE APPL Y BY OCTOBER SEVENTH GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATIONS, given to students preparing to go to graduate school, will be administered on OCTOBER 25TH, 1969. The Educational Testing Service announced that scores from tests taken on this date will be reported to the graduate schools by December l. Registra -tions received by ETS after October 7th will incur a three dollar late registration fee. Processing cannot be guaranteed for applications received after October lOth. The tests will also be administered on December 13th, 1969; January 17th, February 28th, April 25th, and July 11th, 1970. Equivalent late fees and registration deadlines apply.


Page 2 Editorial This first, abortive issue of a newspaper "published by the students of New College, and hereafter affectionately called "Captain jack, may appear incoherent and even irrelevant. But it's not. New College suffers from a mass "failure to communicate, resulting from factors academic, social, and even architectural. Perhaps the single most damning factor, however, is a tendency toward unreasoning ac ceptanceonthepartofthestudent body of the unwritten New College "norm". Inaccurately labelled "student apathy" in the past, this phenomenon is not a tendency to inaction. but rather a tendency to act in the m3lller prescribed by the course structure or by conserv :tive advisors. The danger here is in a student's accepting the goals inherent in the academic program he chooses to follow, rather than constructing aprogr:m to suit his goals. Individual programs for individua goals is the ew College "ideal," which is not dead, despite popular opinion, but merely forgotten. Socially, too, we tend to follow standards and to the ew College atmosphere, accepting them, and th1s lS the point, without questioning their Are cliques or seas. onal mating right for us? Who really asks htmself? "Captain Jack, at any rate, is a means of communication. It is Chuck Derrick telling you where it's at, and Dr. Miller telling you about whatever it is he does. But it's also David Pini and Bob Beaird and Ken Stambaugh, just with something to say about New College. The "Feature Article" plan is open to any and all contributors. Also, ;ny Letters to the Editor on matters of interest to the College community will be printed. Doubt enough to have an opinion: It was a dark and stormy night. And the rain came down in torrents. "Let's hare a story, 11 said Captain Jack. And this is how the story began.. .. Captain Jack October 2, 1969 vu: "GIRLS HAVE f'ELT THRfATENID BY POTENTIAL MOLESTERS AND ACTUAL VOMITERS" --from The Catalyst, May 6, 1 Politics and New College Students the first twenty days by David Pini Part One: THE CONTEXT A rattlesnake almost six feet long lives at the north -of the Bayfront Campus. A household snake; our institution 1 s DAEMON. It must hwe been hatched when the school wa incorporated. No one I know of had seen it till just last week. Why does it pie ase me to think of an animal (rather, a snake), sitting opposite us for so long? The less a thing moves the more you think it knows What does our rattlesnake think of the jets? Does it know (but of course it knows) just how suitable snakes like itself are near ruins, old homes or in tombs? Such a snake means "being born again. 11 This year is a funeral; an Indian Summer. When the history courses all stopped in high school with Haile Selassie condemning Italians, the popular media, current events and the image that is no image swallowed the thirty or forty years since in one unchanging now, otherwise known as the real world; the context beyond .which no question could even be asked. Out of his limousine once a year the miniature emperor marches to the White House, smiling through the trumpets, "Where is Rome now? Where is history? Tomorrow they will all be dead. Todl they are' halfWhat's Your Thing? Many recreational opportunities are available at New College. Pemapsthislistwillhelp you find your thing. Sailing and Boatingt Ann Lauer, Room 214. Instruction and checkout every Satur day morning 8etween9 and 10 am Three Sunfish, one Windmill I and two canoes are currently available for student use. Please read and follow the boating procedures posted at the H milton Reception Center and at the Stu dent Policy Office. Camui112:: See Dr. Morrill, NaturalScience. Gymnastics/WeightLiftiniJ See Dr. Culbertson, Nat. Sci. Modem Dance: Mrs. von Baeyer, Tuesday Eve ning class, College Hall, 8pm. Ba.llet: Mrs. Spear's Monday night class College Hall, 7: 30 pm. Newspaper. Contact Stu Longman o1ficC1North Wing, A building room: B-121 See Mike Smith, second'floor, North Wing, A building. Photography':! Contact Mr. Stoddard, Art Stu dio. Basketball: Comact Nick Munger, room DUO Scuba diviup Contact Mr. Derrick, SPO dead, but Stalin can not die ahead of Mao or sooner than DeGaulle or Ho Chi Minh. Tomor row they will all be de ad; and each of us be more the center of our own world. Today we have epigoni; slow successors in giant generals' boots. 11 Z e u s ere :ted yet another generation. the wonderful generation of hero men, who one also called half-gods, the generation before our own on this vast earth. But of these too, evil war and terrible carnage took some .. others war had taken in ships over the great gulf of the sea ... Hesiod--Works and Days AformerNew Collegefacuity member reflected on these men as folloWS! "Manifestly the insertion of a Race of Heroes between the Race of Bronze and the Race of Iron is an afterthought. What moved the poet to make this clumsy insertion? ... The Race of Heroes, is, in fact, the Race of Bronze described over again, in terms, not of sombre Hesiodic fa:::t, but of glorious Homeric fancy. In social terms the Heroic age is a folly and a crime, but in emotional terms it is a great ex-Trivia Ping Pong: Try H 3. Buy your own paddle and ball at the Bookstore. FridaY.; orums: Contact Dr. Berggren, Humanities Division Vplleyball: East Campus contact Jbme10 Palmer CaiQPUS pick up your volleyball and hand up your net Contact SPO Fishing: Try our boat dock. The fish JUmp out of the water and catch you. Golf: Call John Doyle, counselling coordinator. Rugby: Contact Dr. Fleishman, Social Sciences. Tennis or Swimming: Excellent facilities are available for your use. Pool hour.. Daily 8 am to 10 pm Sundays 10 am to 10 pm. Athletic Equipment: Recreational supplies may be checked out at the Reception Center. Equipment is now available for football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball. Suggestions: Contact Mr. Derrick, SPO. Do it! perience, bursting out into an apparently boundless world that offers what seem to be infinite possibilities. However widely these warlords might extend their conquest, they were incapable of producing institutions. and, in perishing off the face of the Earth. they have relieved the world of a pandemonium of their own making. Amold Toynbee--A Study of History And one last confirmation from Mr. Lifton's latest discourse on youth and a New History: "I described the Cultural Revolution as a quest for a symbolic form of immortality, a means of eternalizing Mao's revolutionary works in the face of his anticipated biological death and the feared 'death of the revolution1 We hope immortality is found. Our make insists on "being born again, "not never dying. But our democratic gift for organizing may have outflanked us and left barbarians permanently in our midst, incorporated in the Pen tagon. (Who in this country ques tions a corporation?) Perhaps our true answer to Hitler or Mao was not FDR or Dwight D. Eisenhower, but the Pentagon. Sunday, Oct. 5 "Perspective". WFLA-TV, 9:3J a.m., with N C students Peter McNabb and Susan Alkema, wUh Jerome Dupree, executive director, Sarasota United Need(SUN) Monday, Oct. 6 Senior Life-Saving Class, H-1 7pm. Schola Cantorum, 6:45, Teaching Auditorium. B a 11 e t Demonstration, Ml sic Room, 7:30 pm. Tuesday, Oct. 7 Dance Group, Music Room 8 o'clock p. m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 SEC, 6:30, Presidenet's Din -illll Room. Film, Asolo Theatre..J_ "The Kinetic Art". 7:00, 9:.:su. Thursda,' vctot>er 2 Red Cross Senior Life-Saving Course; 7 P.M., class H 1, Hamilton Center. New College Natural History Film Series, "Seashore", a film for childrenwho are close enough to see the shells and tide pools; "mar ine anals of the open Coast", to a habitat; "Between the Tides", aN:tional Film Board of Canada winner;"Geological Problems -Deep Wells", problems related to the storage of chemical waste in deep wells; D. Ev;ns audiotape. by B. Beaird "there is no remedy, only some levels are more livable than others" mcquaig It is hard to look at the 20 days that have passed since the arrival of the first year class and draw any obJective conclusions : it is hard to draw any conclusions at all. I am not distanced enough and, even if 1 were, I have the feeling that I have missed two thirds of the events of the past three weeks. Still, I do have a few humble words to offer the huddled masses. There seems to be, this year more than others, an antipathy between first year and upper class students. One reason is obviously the sheer size of the class; the whole upper class comprises a minority. This has also brought about a change in atmosphere: the school looks more and more like a college every day. Registration forms are filled out in quadruplicate, classes seem to be running around twenty or thirty students in size, and the lines form eals look curious! y like those 1 have seen at Illinois State University. The scapegoat is the first year class; they are not re sponsible, of course, but the best solution seems to be to get rid of them. In previous years the classes were small enough to drive out anyone with a different life style. This year there are enough representatives of each life style to form livable cliques. As a result .aobody !>leaving and the survivors of previous years are forced t face "new" ideas (e. g. I saw a suggestion for the formation of a Thespian Society posted on the center door;. the n.ext Jean Spears w111 give a ballet lecture and demonstration on Mon day evening, October 6th att'7:3Q in the music room of College Hall. New College will p;v half the tuitionfeefor ballet classes that begin the following Monday, Octoberl3that7:30P.M. inthemusicroom. Both male and female students are invited to the demonstration as well as to the classes. nituke: a taste tnp wit fresh canots, onions, celery, lettuce, cabbage or other vegetables of your choice, Delicately slice the vegetable in thin strips (like match sticks if you can). Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil (com, olive, sunflower, or sesame oil) in a ing pan. Put the vegetables in the pan and stir constantly. COflk 5 to lO minutes on mediwn heat, Reduce to low and cook 10 to IS minutes longer, still stining constantly. Afew mintt:esbefore the end, add salt and a teaspoon of water, Vegetable nituke is tremendous mixed with boiled or fried brown rice (19 a package at Publix makes6 to 8 cups of cooked rice.). thing to expect is an Honor Society assembly). To some it may be soothing t:> realize that the first year stldents indulste in the same excesses..that upperclaSSp1Dple enpy. h srould, I suppose, demonstrate thlt they are "free". But bacchanal. is mt something to be equated with freedom, in any sense of the word. The unleashing of a repressed desire is not 'the equivalent of free will; you are still controlled--it is simply that you are now actins the part out in reality where be-=-----1 fore you only dreamed it. As Santayana said, life is a dream, controlled. Unfortunately, too many people here act like poor players: their hour on the stage is passed rathersonam bulistically. (I am not so much indicting here as I am questioning. } The problem is to find some livable level; any teeny hopper can be Dionysian, _given the proper circumstances, bur very few can be genuinely human. It seems that pe:>ple here have a greater potential for the latter than anywhere else assuming we keep the relative freedom of structure that has prevailed, and assuming the first year class is as resistant to rubricization as previous classes have been. I am speaking here as a disgruntled idealist and what I se-from that viewpoint is very little actual ization of potentialities. In fact, what I see is rather humorous, lls Jacque Vache defined the word: "a feeling of the theatrical use lessness (and no JOY there) of everything. When you know." Opium anyone? Captain Jack Volume I, lllue I. Thursday, October 2nd, 1969 Published weekly by students at New College. Subscriptions: $5:00 per year or 15 per copy. Editors: Stuart Longman David Rottman Managing Editor: Rob Mallet Business Manager: Lee Harrisor Lay-out Editor: Ed Henley Assistant Editors: NancyWuerker Mark Friedman Advertising Mgr.: Steve David son Movie Editor: Matthew McCartlr Marco Pereyroa Typists: Zelia Ellshoff Tania Ost apoff Sylvia Greenwalq


Justice Freeman contemplates his office ELECTIONS Also Approved: loans to the photographers to buy film in large quantities for miserly shutter and $500 to the co-op to clean up the mess. The SEC took steps to eliminate confusion concerning boat and canoe equipment belonging toN atural Sciences, Recreation, or students. Henceforth, paddles music review by John Esak and William Kopiecki THE JOHN MAYAll CONCERT Reeelly heavy. CONTINUED and pads purchased with Bread Board monies are to be marked "Property of New College Stu dents. 11 Other committee reports gave hopeful indications of a solution to the parking and traHic messes. Members also discussed the possibility of takiilg over the snack bar and le a;ing it out to a student coorerative. FOR SALE 1968Honda 90. Very Low Mile Excellent Condition. Driven by little old Counselor---See John Doyle Building A. NEW STAGE classroom rather t h an use the auditorium. He intends to hold a set of seven performances in December and May before an audience of :bout thirty-five. "The desired sh::pe for a the-Students get involved in New Stage CONTINUED at r e is a rectangle that can oe made into an arena, or whateve; a:cordingto each play's psychological needs," he explains. "The classroom set-up will give any effect I want. 11 What effect is that? "I want more out of the theatre than just propaganda. There's an art experience involved that's much more import:nt. by Matthew F McCarthy CA S T L f KEEP In actuality, this writing is morP o! a e at this amaz ing statement. It present rather the mostpreposterousphoenix analogy possible. Gathered in the castle are thousands of works of the war/fire and from the fire springs an artist (a black writer). nore human destruction and the objection to it. The film shows several self-professed COs killed, not in the line of their "duty" but rather after they had copped out. As a matter of fact, the entire portrayal of the CO's was one of -derision. other incredttrl scene one sees three of the soldiers attempting to reach the cas-tle withthe Germans in their wake. One then leamsthatthatparticular scene never really occurred. The soldiers were dead already. In other words, the film sees war a; a vehicle for the propagation of art rather than an unjustifiable vehicle for human destruction. Moreover the film doesn't just ig-By this human destruction Jecomes merely a statement rather th an an occurrence. Certainly the film cannot Lle taken seriously if it purports the aorementioned statements but it is imperative to view seriou;l; any society which can produce films that condone and demand its own destruction for the sake cf art. tT9nf a.WqY! Oh iT wouLD seem now (orWiThin one ween -They sqy) Th'C\T lhere WiLL qC.TUqLLY Be q. WiTh some FUn q60LAT iT qY\D he Dnn::JTon' s PicTur-es C1re so Flhe So WoLALP You Ut\e To BU'( one jOOh From The .Joli-Y D;nner-17me SClLesmon SJX: DOLLqr-S I f t l t I


Page 4 S W I N E droppings by Ken Stambaugh Today, we at s. W .LN.E. :re interviewing Parick Scrimp the architect who helped design and build the modem suites on West Campus. We are also going to interview Joshua Sensor, headofthe Sa-asota Decenty Society Decency Society, better known as the S.D. S "M.r. Scrimp, can you enlighten us on the tmique shape and structure of these ultra-modem rooms?" "Yes, well, I had help from the Sheriff, Father Murphy and Mr. Sensor." "A priest, a law officer and the president of the s. D. s.? Please explain." "Gladly. Sheriff Crocker reasoned that since most of the New Coliege students will get busted at least once, that it might be best to build them like modern jail cells so that the trauma of moving to anew home would not be so great. We were going to put bars on the windows to get more authenticity, but Mr. Ha-ra said that they would take away from the aesthetic value of the West Campus. But as for food, jail conditions have been simulated a; much as possible in regard to qu:iity. This way all can share, even those on the East Campus" I'm sure that the students ap preciate the thoughtfulness and philanthropy of Sheriff Crocker. What about Father Murphy?" "Well, Father Murphy reasoned that if the rooms were built like a monk's cell that the students could practice contemplation, meditation, asceticism, celibacy and mortification of the flesh. We fave had favorable reports of students getting religion and praying to get out of there. "How does that show religion?" "Anybody that would leave such a luxurious hole would do so only if they were ready to renounce all worldly goods. SO% ofthem actually get the call and leave.' But we have heard rumors of a poor Frenchman named Lee Beaf or something, a very sensitive fellow, who camps out on the couches in the lounges. He had the audacity to assert that he could not fit into one of those rooms. He'llneverget religion." "Thank you, Mr. Scrimp. Now we will interview Joshua Sensor, head of S.D. S. Just what part did you play in this, Mr. Sensor?" "!had heard about all the sinful goings-ons at New College "I had heard about all the sin ful goings-on at New College and decided to do something about it. Did you know that the boys and the girls matriculated together, sharedthe same curriculum, and worst of all, a male professor could see a girl's thesis any time he asked for it?" "But we solved the sex problem. We carefully measured the capacity of the back seat of a Volkswagen and planned the rooms on that scale. Now there isnowony about sex because the rooms are too small for it and if certain shameless hedonists try anything in the lounges, they'll get caught. Unfortunately, we we r e not allowed to plan th e bathrooms! And the sinful East Side is too far gone to be saved. "Did you take any other precautions?11 "Yes, we now have an under cover agent on the Buildings and Grounds Committee. He Searches arotmd campus so as to get adequate funds for Buildings and Grounds. While he is doing this he keeps a sharp look-out for in -tervisitation violators and skinnydippers in the pool. So the hankey-panky rate has dropped. "Thank you very much, sir. We are sure that decent, Godfearing people everywhere can rest their minds about New Col lege. Rememberto pick up your S.W J.N .E. Droppings next week. Captain Jack October 2 1969 by Tom Yori AGAINST THE STATUS QUO Despite the school boycott this spring, Amaryllis Pa-k Primary h a; not been integrated; the Newtown blacks have not been appeased. The Amaryllis Park Primary is still scheduled to be cut into fom parts and moved at an estimated cost of $125, 000; moreover, the blacks may stag e another boycott this fall. Board member why a kindergarten would be preferable to an elementary school, and why the school couldn't be integrated as things stood. "Well," themansaid, "we have ;tudiesthat children of elementary school age are more likely to wander from the school grounds than children of kindergarten age. "In other words, the woman retorted, "you'd rathE!rhave my kids wander into your neighborhood than yours into mine. wa} every other minority did, what he overlooks is that, for all intents and purposes, most of these ethnic groups no longer exist in America. They are memories aroused now and then, for the affluent, by a surname that can easily be changed if it causes inconvenience in spelling or any embarrassment in society. For the working class whites, constituting the obstinate majority of the American people, anything of the OldWorld is at best a memory linked with the depression. For them, rising from poverty also implied rising from a subculture. To1dentit} suicide; --and no", homogemzation is here. One of the most interesting de velopments in left wing politics in this decade is that both poor blacks and affluent white youth are building their movements(s) on a distastE for the homogenized society. Student radicalism is generally far afield from militant groups like the panthers --even farther if one lumps Jerry Rubin and his ilk with student radicalism --however, some observers feel that they have the same roots in time and place (namely, Mississippi, summer 19 -64, when white activists, m::>sl of them college students, descended uponthatgreatstatetoassist in voter registration drives sponsored by SNCC. Berkeley's free speech move ment came that fall, with the first shut-down of a rna JOr university; --For the economic determinists in the audience, the question is -why? At meetings of the bi-racial committee open to the public this summer, the school presented its in the person of one of the five members of the school board --all of whom are white. Assisted by a legal advisor, the Board member presented the alternatives the Board had considered, and the feasability of each; --the imperative is that the school be integrated. The blacks had stated in the spring that they were willing to have their children bussed out of Newtown, as long as some whites were bussed in. Economically, if Amaryllis were kept as a primary school, this would probably be the most feasible plan. However, none of the Board's proposals ran along this vein. One plan was to make Amaryllis a county-wide sixth grade; another, that which the The man hemmed and hawed a great deal before replying, "Well, yes. He also stated, at another point, that the Board had a bond issue coming up, and any form of bussing would be highly likely to antagonize the whites of Sarasota. To editorialize, then, 1t is the day the working class white recalls it as a victory; perhaps his children see their parents' ethnic extraction as a struggle which they themselves have nothinJ;?: to do with, but which has become a family myth of hard times and achievement--the fron tier myth modified by generations of urban dwellers. interest of the white landowners that the Board i looking after. Moreover. from the viewpoint of economic determinism, the Negro's plight is petpetuated by virtue of extreme economic disadvantage. Americans have always had a great faith in material This sanguine belief dictates to the immigrant and to his children not only that they must "make it" in Democratic Party, using the black panther as a ballot symbol, during that time.) In any case, whitesand blacks critical of the present American society work toward the same goal, albeit in a very broad sense: to adduce a legitimate life style which affords an alternative to those who may find the American dream of material comfort corrupt, sick, and destructive. In the face of economic determinism the implications are indeed interesting, the odds long. For this generation of blacks, it is too late, -and for the young, the militants, who may or may not represent fhe black of the future, the time has worn thin. Perhaps it's Justaswell depending on one's America, but must retain no habit, no custom, which may minimize that making. Since the great European immigration of the last century, then, wave after wave of new Americans have committed mass Board preferred, was to make it a county-wide kindergarten. A black woman stood and asked the solitary pre_1udices. 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