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Volume II, Number 10 Published by Students of New College, Sarasota, Florida November 26, 1965 Student Exodus Marks Thanksgiving New College is feeling the effects of the first maJor holiday of the school year. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day and students have left or are leaving the campus in a steady stream. The number now totals well over one third of the student body. There were two carloads leaving last night for Chicago; another two left for New York Sunday night. The vast maJority of the holiday travelers, however, went individually or in pairs and to such places as Beloit, Kansas; Waukesha, Wisconsin; Sedona, Arizona; McLean, Virginia; and New Port Richey, Florida, for those students and professors who do attend classes that day. See editorial and cartoon, page 2 The difficulties will extend beyond the most obvious physical problems of small class attendance, etc., according to Dr. Emily Mumford, Professor of Sociolestv. "Stu dents who remain are affected by the absence of the others. Tbe entire atmosphere of classes is changed by the absence of so many students." ARTIST'S CONCEPTION of Phases II and II 1/2, for which bids were recently r eque sted by C aptain Ralph Styles. Construction is to begin in early January. A great number of students made their decision to leave on the spur of the mement, some having an hour or less to pref.are. The Reception Center te ephone was in constant use during the evening, as students made hurried calls to surprised parents back home. Croups of students who were headed toward the same area rented cars and travelled together, sharing the driving and expenses. Some of those remaining on campus will be guests of faculty and staff members for home-cooked Thanksgiving dinners. Others will have their traditional turkey dinners at College Hall. Bids Asked For Phase II Bids for the construction of Phases II and II 1/2 of the e w College development program have been officially requested, announced Captai n R alph Styles, Director o f Planning and Development. Not i ces have been place d in con struction trade JOurna l s throughout the na ion. Annou ncements of the biddi ng were also published in Sarasota and Bradenton newspapers. Phases II and II 1/2 involve the development of the East Campus. The focal point of this development will be the Carl and Marjorie Hamilton Court, a $1 million multi-purpose academic and activities center. Plans call for construction to begin in early January. A period of 270 days will be allowed for construction. (The contractor will suffer a $150 penaltyfor each day over the allotted number he requires to complete the proJect. ) The plans were developed by I. M. Pei & Associates, thesamefirm that planned the residence halls. In the e vent that bids are too high, a plan modificationwill be made. Hamilton Court will be located JUSt north of the residence halls. The court is intended to serve as the hub around which the life of the campus will revolve. The building will serve as a classroom complex, lecture hall, dining area, ballroom, auditorium, etc. There will be room for banquet-style dining facilities for 300 and for the seating of 600 for meetings or performances. Flight School Meets Friday and Sunday The ground training program of tbe Sarasota Collegiate Flying Club, headed by New College student Mike Hoke, is now under way at the Sarasota-Bradenton Airport. Five O'Clock Flight, the local Cessna dealer, conducts one and a half hours of free ground school for the club every Friday night and Sunday Afternoon. The training program is conducted by Mr. Dave Whitman, school instructor, who was ongmal ly from Albany, New York. Mr. Whitman has been associated with Five 01 Clock Flight since it was organized in Sarasota last year and has over 1800 flying hours to his credit. During the training sessions, several students hav e "flown" in Five O' Clocks' Link Trainer, a flight simulator for small aircraft. Social Sci e nce Faculty Announces Curriculum The D i v i s ion of Social Sciences publishe d yesterd a y i t s program of c ours es for the re maining two terms of t h e 1965-66 academic y ear. A total of 2 7 c ourses will b e a v ailable to students. Many of the classes will be limited to second-year students. Ins t ru c t ors for the coursPS will include eight of the present social sciences facul t y: Dr. Rollin Posey dean o f the div is i o n Dr. John French, Dr. David Corfein, Dr. C arl Hasek Dr. M a rionHoppin, Dr. Georg e M a y e r, Mr Samuel Black, and Mr Cor don Mather. Dr. Jerome Himelhoch, currently Professor of Sociology at Goddard College, will replace Dr. Emily Mumford, who, as visiting professor of sociology, has been commuting between New College and New York each week. In additiou, two visiting professors will take part in the program. They are: Dr. Crane Brinton, Pro fessor of History at Harvard University, and Dr. Vera Micheles Dean, Professor of International Developments at the graduate school of public administration at New York University. Following is a list of the courses. Those preceded by one asterisk are open to first-year students. Those preceded by two asterisks are open to first-year students onlywith the permission of the instructor. During the second term: **Eco nomic De v e 1 o p men t, Hasek; **20th Century American Diplomatid History, Mayer; American Intellectual History (concluded), Mayer; The Anatomy of Revolutions, Mayer & Brinton; Medieval History(conc), Black; *British His-cry (two terms), Black; *American Government, Posey; State and Local Governments, Posey; *Statistics for Social Scientists, French; *General Psychology (inc. lab), Corfein; Social Psychology (inc. lab), Corfein; Learning (inc. lab), Corfein; *Personality Theories, Hoppin; of Theory, H1melhoch; MaJOr Soc1al Problems, Himelhoch. Lecture Free For Students New College students can get complimentary tickets f o r a lecture to be given at the Asolo Theater on Friday evening, November 26, by Dr. L. Quincy Mumford, the librarian of Congress. The speech, entitled "Forty-Four Million Plus," is the first in a series of three Town Hall lectures being sponsored by the Woman's Library Association for New College. Students can pick up free tickets from Mrs. M. L Wingerter, executive secretary of the WLA, between 9 am and 2 pm the day of the lecture. Her office is located on the second floor of College Hall. Dr. Mumford is only the eleventh librarian of Congress in the Library's 164-year history. He was ap pointed to that position by President Eisenhower in 1954. -The Library of Congress is the world's largest library and is lo cated in Washington, D. C. All proceeds from the lecture series will be used by the WLA to improve the New College library facilities. It iS' the announced policy of the administration that Friday w ill be considered a regular work and school day. This position is expected to cause some difficultie s SAFC Movie Money M embers of t h e S tudent Activities F und Committee i n a meeting after dinner Monday h eard obJe c tions to the appropriation o f $1300 to the Film club. They then voted n o t to change their original decisio n The film clu b, headed by David Pini, requested the money to finance the program of movies for the next two terms. ObJections to the appropriation were voiced by Tom Todd, '67, who questioned the wisdom of spending fifty percent of the fund for movies. His arguments wer e rebutted by Pini. There was originally $ 2520 in the fund. According to Kenny Misemer, SAF Committee chairman, expenditures to date total $1915. This leaves $605 in the fund for the rest of the year. At last night's meeting Pini also requested an additional $100 for the making of films. This request was not approved by the committee. Other appropriations made by the Fund Committee are photography club, Frank Lary, president, $315; tutoring program, headed by Sarah Dean, $200. One hundred dollars from the fund was given to The Catalyst October 7. During the third term: **History of Economic Thought, Hasek; *American Civilization, Mayer; British History (cone), Black; *International Relations, Posey & Black; Emerging Nations in the 20th Century, Dean & Himelhoch or Posey; Tutorial in Tests and Measurements (only for students who will have had Statistics), French; *Special Topics in Personality Theory, Hoppin; *Group Dynamics (only forstudentswhowill have had General Psychology), Mather; Introduction to Sociology, Himelhoch Race and Ethnic Relations, Ethnology, instructor to be disclosed later. David Pini, 1., presents a Film Club request to Student Activities Fund Committee members Sam Treynor (back to camera) Karle Prendergast, Kramer Darragh, and Kenny Misemer. The meal schedule at College Hall for Thanksgiving Day will b e : breakfast, 8:30-10: 30; dinner, 12: 30; and sandwiches, 5:30. ---Plans Announced For Science Lab A preliminary floor plan for the proposed annex to the science laboratory building has been c o m pleted, announced Dr. Peter Buri, Dean of Natural Sciences. The construction of the annex was approved by the Board of Trustees at the board meeting three weeks ago. The labs will be temporary facilities, designed for a student body of 300 and eventually to be replaced by a larger, permanent building in Phase III of New College's building program. At present, plans are being developedfor the utilities in the annex. Once plans have been made final, a means of financing the cons-truction will have to be found before work on it can begin. As the annex is a temporary structure and on the West Campus, it was not included in the construction program now in process, Phases II and II 1/2. The proposed structure will add 6000 square feet of floor space to the 4500 which the present building occupies. Plans call for removing the west wall of the present lab building and extending the structure in that direction. The exterior will be built to blend in with that of the existing lab. A target date for completion of the annex has been set at February 1, 1966. The new labs will be put into use sometime during the coming beta term. The new lab space will be taken up by several biology labs, organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry labs, a psychology lab, a zoological lab, storage areas, and several offices. The present lab space will be slightly modified from what it is now and will house the physics labs and shops, including an electronics lab and optics lab, as well as space for offices. Each lab will have its independent air-conditioning systems to help prevent inter-laboratory air contamination.


Page 2 Editor i a lly S p eaking Education Act Passage Emphasizes Improvement The passage of the Higher Education Act by Congress on October 20 of this year emphasizes a number of maJOr factors which are at work toward the improvement of this country's educational systems. These factors are not only at the college and university level but also m pnmary and secondary schools. The bill is the first to lay maJor emphasis on the undergraduate student and the problems created in education by the tremendous influx of students born durmg the post-war "baby boom." Since the war, the government has spent great sums for pure and applied research, almost excl_usively in th_e natural sciences. The sputnik scare of 1957 mcreased th1s type of spending tremendously; this year the federal government will spend over $2 billion for scientific research at the col-lege and university level. Little of this aid has, however, directly benefited undergrads except in the fact that a top-flight graduate school gen'erally enhances the program of an entire disci pline. Under several provisions of the Higher Education Act of this fall, though, the government will provide direct aid in the form of academic scholarships for needy students and will help institutions enlarge and strengthen their existing work-scholarship programs. Credit for the legislation itself is largely due to the U. S. Commissioner of Education Francis Keppel, who in three years in Washington has transformed the Office of Education of HEW into what has been called the "nation's most energetic neJVe center of academic ferment. In answer to the critics of federal aid to education who fear that federal control must follow federal aid, Commissioner Keppel sees the function of his office as that "of a stimulator for i m provement at the local school level, a leader in the search for the right goals for education. (The last section of the education act itself prohibits federal control of education. ) Largely due to this attitude, the commissionerwo:rks hard to get businessmen, politicians, scientists and others involved in educational problems. Mr. Keppel noted that "Educa tion is too important to be left solely to the educators." In an age whe n the United States spends over $42 billion to educate 54 million y o ung peopl e the commissioner's ..s:omment seems well chosen. e The Catalyst LETTERS to the EDITORS Christmas Formal A Tra d iti o n? To the Editors, Last week you voiced disapproval of the SAFC's decision to keep $600 in reserve. This decision was made to allow for the formation of new student groups and for student social activities--especially for a Christmas and Spring Formal. Recently it was brought to my attention that last year the president's wife gave a Christmas formal for the students. Is this a New College tradition? (Signed) Kramer Darragh Against Spending Dear Editor, I disapprove of the manner in which funds appropriated from students with the purpose of providing payment for social activities have been allocated. Frankly, it was not made plain to me, nor did I "contribute" my payment of$1S in order that over half of this dona tion would be given to one club, the New College Film Club. A student activities fund should be used to promote social and educational functions with the greatest total benefit of the student. It seems. to me that using this money for other purposes than procuring flicks would be a wise procedure. We could and should invite some controversial and provocative speakers for our now defunct but (1 h ope) soon to b e reJuvenated Fri day night forums. More parties similar in natare to the latest two an o y two o ar) -sbou d e pro-r meted and subsidized by the activi ties fund. A payment of the above amount should make admittance charges to dances unnecessary. In short, the great quantity of funds available for the students' enJOyment could be used much more advantageously, both in terms of long-lasting benefits which would accrue to students if a more reasonable balance could be found in "our" subsidizing the films to the exclusion of other desirable func tions By all mea ns, the film clqb de-servestobe pe financ1a1Iy, but Now .. Novembet 26, St fA lh J .... not to such a lopsided and inequit able degree. (Signed ) Dennis Kezar Letters from readers are welcome. All are subject to condensation. Letters received after 6 pm Tuesday win be printed the following week. This week was intended to include only one holiday -Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. However, instead of taking a one day vacation, students were leaving en masse at the of the week. By Saturday night, almost thirty were s1gned out, most of whom indicated that they do not plan to return until this coming Sunday. VISTA and College ew Similar As we get closer to Thursday, more abandon their studies for a few days off campus. And, of course, class attendance suffers accordingly. It is yet to be seen JUSt how many students will attend classes Friday, but our guess is fifty percent, at most. We understand that a faculty committee which is working on next_ schedule is considering the possibility of schedulmg Fnday after Thanksgiving as an authorized holiday. We urge that this action be taken. As the system n_ow, students are absent on this day anyway to senously 1mpau the effectiveness of classes fort'hose who attend The:efore, everyone may as well get the benefits of a hohda y mstead of half getting it and the other half suffering for it. Furthermore, a holiday on Friday, coupled with faculty pressure .to remain on campus the rest of the week, might encourage students to restrict their vacation to the four day weekend instead of taking the entire week. Vol. 2, Number 10 Nov. 24, 1965 Publlsbed by .rtudents of New College, Sa.rasot:o, Florida EdltOI'< Charles R.aeburn, Tom Todd Bwiness ................... Edna W er Advf!rtilicg .. jeny Neugarten Production ................... !lf!uy Ash Cizcubtion .. Moira Cos rove Pbotognpby ................ IlNce Guild Suff: Carol Ann Childress, Glenda CimiDO, Cheryl McWhorter, Tom Mo.nt.,uffel Kay Moller, KenJI Oda, Neil Olnn, Steve Orlolslllege students themselves. "At first I was gung-bo change the world i-dealist, you know? But it didn't take long .. 'til the hard facts of life reared their ugly heads." Facts Of Life "They tell us over and over not to do anything to harm the image. I mean, they drillintousthatwe're part of the Organization. For ex ample, they are not allowed to organized rent strikes, tions, or rock the commumty boat in any other ways. Literature Faminar Moreover the literature b a showed me about VISTA ore striking resemblance to New Col lege publicity material, a notorious pamphlet the college last week enutle "New College Comes Alive. E v idently, be the name of the gam_e altruism or education, there IS something wildly exciting about new experiments in social ture but after the initial excite wears away and the "hard facts of life" appear, the natural teaction is apathetic cynicism (as evidenced by several recent Cata-lyst features. ) The immediate problem facing both VISTA wolkers and New College stude-nts is to learn to govern idealism with intellect, to ual freedom with responsJ the group, to balance op timism with hard-nae ysis To the extent tbat each stitution can do this without !osJDg the ability to dream, it will earned the early enthusiasm of ItS liberal originators.


November 26, 1965 on cam us with Laurie Paulso11 Some Very Few Things Fog in Florida seems strange. Fog in the morning so you can hardly see the bay, or in the evening (when it's best) obscuring worlds swirling in the lights in the court, like some close and foreign snow I'm sorry, but there must be some reason why that phone booth right outside my balcony ticks at night. Is this some nefarious plot by sinister outside elements to sabotage the college? All I know is some times it's all right and you and maybe get a busy signal and want to call back five minutes later but then it's ticking and you pick up the phone and there's no dial tone JUst ticking, and if you put a in it doesn't come back. I think c Q c 0 0 0 0 0 0 c 0 By David Pini o o o a o a o o o a o 'Strike' Sunday Strike, the first film fuenstein directed, shows all the skill, force, and excitement which characterized Russian films of the late twenties. The editing principles of which Potemkin, his second film is often held the great example all used here, though without their later subtlety. In Strike the film is not JUst recording ast'O'iY but Cre ating relationships to convey a stylized message. In The Organizer, a recent film, on a simtlar topic, we are faced with individuals and characteriza tions to which the great social forces are subordinated in a tech nique which merely records. In Strike, however, the forces are the characters, in fact the film stars the Proletcult Collective. The elements of the film are simplified and symbolized. The capital ists, for exam ple; fat cigar smoking non entities in their unreal, stylized palaces; and the officer who sits beyond worldly concerns in his own pool of light, attended by other non entities from the dark void Pini around him. His great skill in di recting crowds also helps him in presenting people as abstractions, not workers, but The Workers. General Telephone owes an explanation .... On Thanksgiving, there won't be many people here. Leaving endless opportunities. Now would be thetimetocatch them, while they Paulson are down, or sleeping, or a way. Those few of us could do it, if those few of us are of stout mind. Don't be surprised if you bear about it on your local news media. There's no telling what we could do ... I wish I knew something about Charles Ringling. We live in his house and move about most of his furnishings, but know nothing about him except that he was John Ring ling's brother. You can see some things of his--a book from his li brary, pemaps, ora sailing trophy, but most of these are unengraved. This be a new college, but there 1s some history, if only in the buildings we use. I wish it would be compiled and known Evenings seem long and begin early and run late and there are a 11 kinds of things you can do in them, of which working may be the least instructive. I'd suggest, around 11:00, a game of canasta, or even to stand and look at the carsonthehighway, andthe lights. Perhaps this is wrong, perhaps this is irresponsible, but I can't help the working, reading, wntmg, hstening, may be far less valuable than other less active and less obvious pursuits .... Mymotorbike does not--I repeat --does not trip the traffic light. I know it's very amusing to passing motorists and approaching students, but I really truly don't like to jump off the thing, put the kickstand up, run over, push the button, and run back b for g a Then the motor sta lis .... I'm glad of the water, glad it's out there, glad we know it's out there and realize it and aren't al lowed to forget it. Because then, ifyou know about the water, there is no more compression, only expansion, and this is good .... I've said it before, but I really ought to say it again. The lights in the palm court. Those big globes. Why can't they all have the same number of them? Some one, for pete's sake, put the rest "f them up. Or live forever in ig nominy .... Surprise, it's the tourist season and people from Minnesota drive by at fifteen miles an hour and stare. Well, I .like tourists, be cause as a race they are aliens, out of place, and so their arro gance is limited, their inhumanity out of necessity is curtailed. So smile when you see them, tell them that yes this is a college, and when they ask the name say it is College and when they say yes, but what's it called, say nirvana .... The Catalyst Page 3 'John Birch Society Is Leftist,' Says Michael Moose' Moore This week The inter views Michael (Moose} oore. The Catalyst: Why do you play so much chess? Moore: I won the Florida State O pen Class Championship (high school) in September 1963. It's :o I just like to play. It s mterest1ng and challenging. The Catalyst: You have some in teresting political views. Would you care to elaborate? Moore: I don't see why neutrality on Civil Rights would be so interesting. I know that since I am neu tral, I'm considered half wrong by most of the kids in the college c?mmunity. I do not support Social Security; insurance compensation could do a better job. As faras public welfare is concerned I believe since there are two lion unemployables in America it's something that has to be lived with but not practiced to such a great extent as this ridiculous War on Poverty. The Catalyst: Why are you neutl'al on Civil Rights? Moore: It comes from a general feeling of apathy. In fact man has no natural rights. The Catalyst: None at all? Why? Moore: Pain is the most basic simplest and probably the most fective means of instilling basic moral sense. In order to do this the parent spanks the child. The Catalyst: And the White spanks the Negro? Moore: No. When I said I was neutral, I meant I feel no pity for the Negro. Pity is a nihilistic emo tion. The Then you neither defend noro ject to civil rights? Moore: I don't believe in marches or demonstrations. The Catalyst: Someone said you thought the dorms were bugged. Moore: Good grief. The Catalyst: How conservative are you? Moore: The John Birch society is a little to the left. The Catalyst: In what ways are the John BirChers .leftist? Moore: Everyone believes the John Birchers are simply a bunch of nutty anti-Communists. This is not so strictly true as one might think. The John Birchers seek to recog nize Communism as a criminal conspiracy to control the world. However, their own ideas of social reform might be considered very much to the left by anyone who looks at the results. It is difficult toexplain. They very much sup port public welfare--though not Social Security. In a general way, they are rather left. The Catalyst: Did you go to Mel bourne? (Note: Melbourne is an experimental high school in Flor ida.) Moore: I went for a short time in my Junior year. The Catalyst: Did you like it? Moore: Some facets were excellent. There are many disadvan tages: The school provides money for students in independent study research. I had two independent study "classes"--radiobiology and physical chemistry. However, I found the phase grouping disadvantageous in that students were afraid to ask questions in advanced clas ses. There was also a certain a mount of clique-ishness bred by the phase system. The instructorswere good, but its courses were founded on the philosophy that the heuristic appro:.<;h is best for teaching and leamillg, This conviction limited students mostly to lab rath er than to reference books. The Catalyst: Did your experience at Melbourne have anything to do with your coming here? Moore: No. The Catalyst: Why did you come here? Moore: It's fairly close to home base. There was of course, the matter of financial aid. I was of fered aid at other colleges I 11e lieve I came here also because' of the exceptional academic achievements of the students. I believed that at least some of the insuffer able liberalism would be bred out of an informed intelligentsia. The Catalyst: Have you found that to be so? Moore: I have found more liber alism among the so-called "intel Jigentsia" than anywhere else--but then the "intelligentsia" don't run the world--Thank God! They are usually failures in life--probably because of their misguided at tempts to save the Since I'll probably be here for three years whether I want to or not, I've de cided to look for only the best at New College which means I have to ignore quite a lot? The Catalyst: What do you have to ignore? Moore: It would be unprintable. Mainly the academic atmosphere. The Catalyst: Do you mean the fact that it doesn't really exist? Moore: Yes. A lot of promises were made but evidently the ad ministration and faculty have short memories. There is no major thing wrong--a lot of little things add up. Among the first is, of course, student apathy. There is minor lack of facilities for certain types of study. The Catalyst: Do you have any final comment? Moore: Blends of tobacco are cre ated for two purposes: First and foremost, the blend must smell bad in order to be as unpleasant to peo ple around me as possible. Last and least, it must taste fairly good and be blended so it won't fricassee my tongue. Also those who have borrowed cigarettes from me have sometimes been surprised by the cigarettes I roll. No one has ever borrowed a second roll-your-own cigarette from me. I make them from latakia--a black tobacco grown in Syria and Turkey. Its scent is similar to Lebanese bo logna. The Catalyst: Why do you smoke somethmg which smells so terrible? Does it taste good? Moore: Apparently so--gOQd to me. The Anytlll.Jl8 else? Moore: I-nk a toast of bilgewater e,very night to Senator Thomas Dodd of Connecticut for his familiar anti-gun bill. Due December 1 Students are reminded that the selection of a topIC for th1s year's first independent study period is December 1, a week from today. The study period will from January 3 Jan uary 23, a of three weeks. Each student is required to fill out an lnliependent Study ProJect Form, obtainable from his advisor. Once a student has selected a topic, it must be approved by both a proJect advisor and his regular academic advisor and then turned in to the College Examiner's of fice. It is important that students choose topics early enough to insure that necessary books and references can be ordered in time. A student may, of course, change his topic if he wishes. At the conclusion of the study period, each student is required to turn in a maJOr paper or a suitable product (e. g., artistic, musical, or scientific production) showing the results or findings of his proJect. These papers and productions be come part of the student's perman ent record. During the first independent study period, all first-year students are asked to remain on campus. The second independent study period for the academic year will be April 16 through May 15. Headed to Chicago For Christmas ? The editing, too, serves his symbolic ends. For instance, the obvious message of the exploiting the workers when we cut from a shareholder pressing his food to horses rearing at the peasants, and the even plainer symbolism when we first see workers being slaughtered, and then cattle being butchered. This last scene is, in fact, quite similar to the famous "Odessa steps" sequence inPotem kin. But here the greater merits of tlie later film become apparent. There is Iione of that powerful 11 in ternal" editing which made the massacre in Potemkin so personally terrifying. In Strike the editing here, and throughout the film, shows a scene's relationship to something external to the event, whereas in Potemkin the contrast ing shots are all from within the action portrayed. In Strike we still watch, in Potemki'ii"'W'ewere But if Strike's editing makes tt a more awkward film, it is nev ertheless a compelling, fresh, and explosive one. c Fencers Are Not Foiled Chicago-area residents have an opportunity to travel home at Christmas for an unusually low fare. A forty-eight passenger bus can be chartered for the trip for about $780, the fare per person for a full load would be only $16. 25, lessthanhalfthenormal fare. The bus will travel along its normal route and arrive in Chicago thirty six hours after departure. The low fare makes it very feasible for any body living in the Midwest or Great Lakes region to travel to Chicago and then fly home. The Critic provides a few prelimlollary contrasts of its own, with Mel erudite comments expos countless unseen relationships In a work of modem art. This week's short (five minutes) Acaddmy Award winning short will be shown at 6:30 followed by Strike and following Zombies From the ridiculous to the sublime, and who said getting there the fun. This Thursday at 6: 30 the German club is presenting a series of short films on Berlin. A nominal fee may e charged to help them raise funds. Four New College students gained fencing experience as well as hon ors when Bob Dixon fenced in the men's novice tournament and Les lie Schockner, Liz Stevens, and Sharon Landesman took third, fourth and fifth respectively in the women's novice tournament at Florida Presbyterian College in St. Petersburg, November 13. This was the first meet for the four members of the class of 16'3, who compose the New College Fencing Team, and who have only four hours of lessons under their fencing Jackets (one and a half of those hours with the vital equip ment of foir::the little sword of the unlearned--and mask). The meet conducted open and novice classes in both men's and women's divisions. Open bouts were scored electrically, but novice bouts were Judged by students who competed, by an impartial president. The New College swordsmen were accompanied by instructor Bill Warriner on the trip. Each person faced every other person in the tournament onct:, with the person scoring the first Liz Stevens, 1., and Leslie Shockner practice fencing technique. five touches (four, for women) tak ing the bout. The number of wins and losses were then totalled and ribbons awarded on that basis. A list posted in the reception room and all interested people are urged to sign up now, as arrangements must be made soon after Thanksgiving. If fewer than thirty-five people have definitely committed themselves by then, the bus will not be chartered. People with questions should see Rachel Findley or Dave Hartley. ACLUReportNext Week The Catalyst appears early this week because of the Thanksgiving holiday. Due to this early publication, the report on the American Civil Liberties Union, scheduled in last week's edition for this issue, will be printed next week.


Page 4 The Catalyst November 26, 1965 Hypnosis Theories ot Certain (\ marcato 1 ... ---clef 1 I -I l I Powers of hypnosis were demonstrated before a fascinated audience of New College students Thursday, November 11, in the Music Room of College Hall. Performing the combination demonstration-lecture was Fredrick R. Ferrell, Executive Director of the Florida Institute of Ethical Hypnosis, here in Sarasota. notes T 7 By Kenji Oda 'Cycle' Deserves 'E' For Effort Paul Horn Quintet, Cycle: Greensleeves, Chim Chim Cheree," "Cycle," "Shadows #1, 11 Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo, 'In the Bag, Patterns, Shadows #2. Per sonnel: Paul Horn, flute, alto sax, clarinet; Lynn Roberts Blessing, vibes; Michael Lang, piano; Plttmmer, bass; Bill Goodwin; percussion. RCA Victor LPM3386 (Stereo LSP-3386). The Paul Horn Quintet is a young group (Horn is by far the oldest at 35. The others range from 23 to 27. ), and Cycle reflects that youth. Oda The music is "modeln" and the musicians are obviously attempting to be fresh and different. At the same time, their youth is reflected by their relative lack of real originality and individuality of The liner notes state that "Ever discontented with, and intolerant of, the static in Jazz, Horn is constantly probing, searching for new areas of expression and creation." Apparently, Horn in his quest for these "new areas," has turned to the exotic in JaZZ ( i.e. 1 having elements of Eastern and Middle Eastern music). Thus, we are given such themes as "Greensleeves" and "Chim Chim Cheree, nostalgic and, indeed, exotic. In both "Greensleeves" and "In the Bag, Horn employs the aid of two bagpipers, 'John Turnbull and James Thomson, to further impart an exotic atmosphere. The two cuts of "Shadows" are openly dedicated to Ravi Shankar, one of n i leading musicians and a great influence upon many American Jazz musicians, including John Coltrane. Horn seems in turn to have been greatly influenced by 1Trane. The group in many spots seems to be trying to add a Coltrane-esque flavor to their music, notable in "Chim Chim Cheree" and "Patterns." This style includes the use of dark block chords by the pianist, a lyr Ical bass line by the bassist, and the frenzied cymbal work of the drummer, all in support of a mysterious, brooding lead instrument. This is where the album is both at its best and at its worst. For Paul Horn is simply no John Coltrane and is unable to develop ideas in a modal form as 1Trane 01 others of the avant garde can. Horn demonstrates in this album a knowledge of his instrument (flute), but his style seems era mped because of this. Perhaps it is the fault of the instrument, but Horn seems to be unable to go beyond superficiali tieebefore degenerating into a trill things go better WIth Coke Sarasota Coca-Cola Bottlers Spann's Barber Shop GOOD HAIRCUTS A<:ross from Kwik.Chek TRAVEL, INC. Complete travel arrangements SPECIAL STUDE'NT TOURsDOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL 45 S. Palm 958-2114 or South Gate Travel 2841 Siesta Dr. 955-8723 and then going on to a tJew idea. This overuse of trills and dillet in ideas extends somewhat into his alto sax ("Cycle") and clarinet ("Patterns") playing, but not to the same extent as with the flute. The same holds for vibist Lynn Blessing and pianist Mike Lang. Both are fine musicians, but, in emulating a particular style, they have yet failed to develop a musical vocabulary of their own. Lans;:, however, is by far the more successful in being original, and his backing, especially in the modal works, is excellent. Despite the shortcomings previously mentioned, Cycle is still a very good album, for in its attempts at modality, the album is a pleasant one to listen to. While the musicians aren't sufficiently exlcn si ve in development of ideas thto i r playing is professional and pretty. "Hi-Lili, Hi-Lo" and the "Shad ows" are basically vehicles for Hom to stretch out on the flute, making for extremely pleasurable listening. There's also some excitement in spots of the record, thanks mostly to Goodwin. Rhythm men Goodwin and Plum mer do a fine JOb throughout. Goodwin proves in the modal pieces that he can be as as Elvin Jones with the cymbal, but his work in general is in a much subtlervein, more like a quiet Tony Williams. Plummer's work in "Chim Chim Cheree" is especially fine. The personnel deserve an "E" for effort. For what it is, Cycle is a fine album. What follow are brief interviews with master-hypnotist Ferrell and Miss Sandi Stewart, one of several New College students who underwent hypnosis at the demonstration The Catalyst: Mr. what kind of person makes the best subJect for hypnosis? Ferrell: I find younger persons make better mbjects. Also, the more intelligent a person is, the {DOre responsive he usually is. Hypnotic State Described The Catal)t' How would you describe the ypnotic state? Ferrell: Well, the subject is completely aware of what is happening around him, even though he is in a trance. He canstill see and hear JUSt as he usually can. In fact, he is even more alert than he would normally be. He is simply mor, open to the powers of suggestion. The Catalyst: Must the subJeCt do anything on his part to facilitate hypnosis? Ferrell: Oh yes, the hypnotist must have the co-operation of his subJect. No-one can be against his will. The subJect should be relaxed and do as the hypnotist asks him to. He should have complete confidence in the hypnotist. Provided this state of mind exists, the subJect will "go under'' nine times out of ten. Still, there is this one person in ten who will not go under even though he wants to. 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