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Volume II, umber 14 Published by Students of New Sarasota, Florida January 14, 1966 College Hires New Watchman ew College has hired an allnight security agent, Mr. George Keller. His duties will be to patrol the ew College property, including the East and West campuses and the Ring Pl?-za Motel, a recent college acquisition at which Mr. Keller has an apartment. Mr. Keller is on call all night and his number is 355-6895. Mr. Keller worked as the manager of the Ring Plaza before taking his present position. He docs not carry a gun but will wear a uniform. N1r. Bob Ritchie, campus security agent l::tstyc ar, could notrcm:1in wu:h cw College because he has s e veral conflicting security responsibilities. It was felt that someone was needed who could devote his full time to New College. BETSY OLSEN, one of six students spending a month with the Peace Coif's in Guatemala, winds thread for "una faJa" (a belt) with Angehca, of the family with whom Betsy is staying. Left, market day 10 Tecp;fn, Guatemala. More pictures on page 4. Faculty Outlines Jrd-year Program New College faculty members recently outlined the program tor third-year students. Much of the third year will be taken up with a "senior project." This project may involve classwork in the student's specialized area of study, laboratory work, a research paper, or a combination of all these. "This third-year program," said President John Elmendorf, "should offer the student: the opportunity, vith th help of the flculty, of preparing himself to accept career responsibilities, or of making himself ready for graduate or professional study. H e said that the college has moved slowly in delineating the third year so that it may properly be an extension of the first two years. A part of the third year also will be spent in a special" Great Issues" seminar or discussion group designed to help the student relate himself to major problems and issues which are likely to involve him as an "educated" human being. "The purpose (of this seminar) is to look at man as man and not as specialist," said President Elmendorf. The seminar came up for the most discussion, he said. The concern was how to avoid becoming a big bull session and whether to include an extensive reading pro-gram. There was no decision, he continued, but an inter-departmental faculty committee will be formed to formulate suggestions for a subsequent facutly meeting. Several faculty members may visit other institutions with similar programs. One of the objectives of the seminar is to have students and faculty from various specialized fields within the college bring to bear their various view-points on larger issues. It may :t.lso include an introduct1on by an outside expert. Third-year students also will the year 11 the knowledge of their three-year experience in preparation for their final comprehensive examinations, which will be both written and oral tests. The president said that there was more sentiment than he expected for making a large part of the tests oral. Language was a real concern of the meeting. Students must demonstrate during their final year the mastery of a foreign language. In preparation for the final year examination in foreign languages, second-year students will be given a qualifying examination at the end of the second term. Council Discusses 'Marginal Students' This coincides with a qualifying examination which they will take to determine their progress in their major field of study. All students must take the qualifying exam ination and pass it to the satisfaction of their faculty advisor in order to continue in a particular area. All procedures outlined by the faculty were designed to permit the student maximum responsibility for his own study Contracts Signed T Work To Begin Soon On Phase II Constructio ment program today signed a contract with Ralph Contractors for Phases II and II 1/2 of New College1s Planning Officer, for $1, 149, 614. w_ill be. at 11:30 Tuesday morning the.. '!;leg in .rung of construction. The contractors, Settecasi find Chillura of Tampa, have set October 22 of this year as the target date for completion. Phases II and II 1/2 involve a student center and other improvements on the East Campus. The construction was designed by I. M. Pei and Associates of New York the same firm that designed residence courts. The first step in the construction will be the paving of the connecting walkway between the Palm court and General Dougher Place. During most of the next nine months General Dougher Place will be closed to automobiles although pedestrians may ue to use it. "Students with cars will find that the causeway to the road running behind the residence courts has been widened to serve as an alternate route," reports Captain Styles. Other minor changes in the temporary facilities will also be made to facilitate construction, including the moving of the bike racks. The student activities center, which is the chief facet of Phase II, will include a dining hall, Dr. Concevitch Improving At presstime Dr. Theodore Concevitch, Russian tutor, was still in critical condition at Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He suffered a eerebral hemorrhage early this week. The professor's condition is much improved, however, according to a hospital spokesman The Catalyst joins the entire New College community in wishing Dr. Concevitch a quick and certain recovery. two private ro6ms, President's bar, and lounge. '-' E The main dining room will seat up to 500 banquet-style. Serving and preparation areas will be out ..:>f sight and hearing of the diners. Each of the private dining rooms will seat 20. Special guests can use the President's dining room andprivateterrace; there will also be a conference room with all the facilities of a seminar room. The (Continued on page 2, column4) Forum Postponed ForWLA Lecture The Friday night Forum has been postponed until next week to encourage students to attend a special lecture at 8:00 pm at the Asolo Theatre. Lecturing will be Dr. Yang, Korean Ambassador-At-Large. Sponsored by the Women's Library Association, Dr. Yang will discuss life and culture in his native country. General admission is $5. 00, but ew College students will be admitted free. Several st.udents will during t..h,.. evcn'nR. To facih\.at.c lect.ur at.lendancc, the customa.ry candlelight dinner will begin at 6 pm rather than at 5:30. All prospective guests as well as faculty members should make their reseiVations with Mrs. Elizabeth Heimert (ext. 46). The previously planned forum, rescheduled for the 21st, will be a panel discussion of existentialism by Dr. Marion Hoppin, Dr. Douglas Berggren, and Dr. Gresham Riley. "Essentially," Dr. Riley explained, "the forum will present a critical examination ofthe significance of existentialism as a phil os.:>phical movement, also looking into its practical applications in psychoanalysis. Dr. Hoppin will discussprimarily the significance of existentialism in psychoanalytic theory and treatment, while Dr. Berggren will defend existentialism as a philosophy. Dr. Riley will offer a critical attack of the exi tential movement. After the panel the forum will be open for group discussion. It is hoped that many students will attend both the lecture and the forum. At the second meeting of the College Council, held Wednesday, there was discussion about some students not fulfilling their academic responsibilities or their obligations as mature citizens in the residences. matter their most earnest consideration. The security situation of the East Campus was also discussed in detail. The members of the council decided to deputize the watchman if possible and to change his hours to coincide withperiods of anticipated trouble. College Buys Ring__ Plaza According to the minutes of the meeting, "President John Elmendorf indicated that he would not postpone much longer a decision as to when and how marginal students will be separated from New College." Several viewpoints were expressed, the minutes continue. Some thought that students needed a d d it i o n a 1 warning and others thought that more detailed rulings governing academic and social conductmightimprove the overall situation. There was a difference of opinion as to whether students who already identified themselves as poor risks should be dismissed in the near future or allowed to stay until the July examinations. No decisions were reached, but President Elmendorf urged all members of the CQUncil to give the It was agreed that student representatives, in cooperation with Pro fessor John french, should proceed with plans to evaluate the academic course offerings and testing. The president announced that campus facilities would not be available for students between the end of July examinations and the opening of fall term. Problems of maintenance and repair were cited as precluding such services. The enforcement of student residential requirements during independent study periods was discussed as well as the more general problem of check-in and check-out procedures. There was additional discussion of penalties for those who do not comply with the regulations, (Continued on page 2, column 1) New College has acquired the Ring Plaza Motel and has already converted it into office space. Both the Business 0ffice and the Development Office have moved to the motel from their former offices in the barracks on the East Campus. The Campus Book Shop has also moved into the motel and now occupies the former reception building. ln addition, the campus security agent, George Keller, resides in the Efficiency Apaitment. lt has been planned that the Natural Sciences Division will also have new offices at the motel. The Ring Plaza Motel consists of fourteen apartments, each with airconditioning and heating. It is lo cated on US 41 just beyond the entrance to the Ringling Museum. Its area totals 1. 4 acres, with a frontage of 155 feet on US 41 and of ISO feet on the rear side. Plans call for construction of a street bordering the rear of the mo tel area. ( Mrs. Eleanor Diekema arranges books on the shelves in the new bookstore location.


r Page 2 Editorially Speaking Students Should Discipline Selves The social apparatus at New College poses a thorny problem in the area ot student conduct--that of students disciplining other students. Some students seem to have assumed that such a system is not viable in theory and/or in practice and have bypassed thE' formal channels of complaint, preferring to take their problems directly to the administration. Such actions in the past have undermined the confidence and the efficiency of whatever student disciplinary organization hap pened to be in existence. The handling of a disciplinary problem is made difficult when the disciplinary body receives word of that problem third-hand, with the incident{s) precipitating that problem days in the past. Also, the body must act under undue administrative pressure in many instances, making impartial judgments more difficult than should be the case. The present Disciplinary Committee faces these same problems. Its only course of action is to win the respect of the student body as an effective agent for the enforcement of the Codes of Consideration. To do this, it must be just such an effective agent. On the students' part, they should remember that they are the ones who have demanded the opportunity for self-discipline, without any administrative intervention. President Elmendorf has said that he would prefer that students work out their own problems. The present disciplinary procedure is much too vague, i t is true; but it is a system being formalized now by the Student Executive Committee. At any rate, w e feel student discipline can best be handled not by a n administrative officer or secretary but by the organization designed to perform that task. Statement SEC Wi II Issue On Enforcement Policy At the request of several students, the Student Executiv e C ommitte<:! will publish a stat e ment and clarification of its policies concerning enforcement of student codes. T h e s ubJect of student conduct occupied much of t h e agenda at last Wednesday' s meeting of tlie S EC. lected and well-organized set of rules, procedures, and information would be extremely useful to students." No such collection has been compiled in the past. Class Sch edule Correction The Catalyst Cruel ties A ll A t Once Yesterday, President John Elmendorf sent the following memorandum to The Catalyst in, as he said, "a light-hearted manner, but with a meaning nonetheless" : There appears to be some misunderstanding of the p hilosophical principles on which New College is operated. Recent discussion with the College Council further brought out this misunderstandin g There follows a quotation from the work of a fam ous p olitical philosopher, Niccolo Machiavelli, w hich aptl y e x p r esses at least a portion of this p hilosophy: "Whence it is t o b e noted that in taking a stat e the c o nqueror m u s t a rrang e to commi t all his cruelties a t o n c e s o as not t o h a v e to recu r to the m e v e ry day, and s o as t o b e able b y not maki n g f resh c h anges to r e a s sure people and win them o v e r by benefiting them. Whoever acts otherwise, either through timidity or bad counsels, is always obliged to stan d with knife in hand, and can never depend on his subjects, because they, owing to continually fresh in JUries, are unable to depend upon him. For inJuries should be done all together, so that being less tasted, they will give less offence. Benefits should be granted little by little, so that they may be better enJoyed. And, above all, a prince must live with his subJects in suc:h a way that no accident of good or evil fortune can deflect him from his course; for necessity a rising in adverse times, you are not in time with severity, and the good that you do does not profit, as it is judged to be forced upon you, and you will derive no benefit whatever from lt.." January 14, 1966 Letters to the Editor Background for Opinions To the Edi t or: ow that som e of the familiar passionate eloquence has re turned to the issues of structure and e valuation, it seems a fi tting time to acquaint this year' s faculty with some of the more inspiring quotations from the publicity pamphlets which attracted us to New College. This is not to imply, of course, that these statements bear no re lation to the facts; however, they may furnish some background for an appreciation of some prevalent student opinions. .. when a student believes he is sufficiently prepared in a given area of knowledge, he may present evidence of attaining the necessary level of competence. "As the year advances both students and faculty move progres-sively away from form a l instru c tion and rigid requirements toward the independent p u rsuit of both breadth and depth of learning. "New College interprets liberal education as an adventure, as a quest for understanding of one' s self, of humanity, and of the world. The true result of education is not a diploma, but an internal change in mind and character. "True education, the search for Truth, does not exist when students are merely told what they must know .. When students learn the trut h for themselves, then and only then are they liberally educated." I n additio n t o the S E C s t a t e ment, Bill Chadwick, Chairman of the Disciplinary Committee has a greed to develop and publicize a The first-year basic course in the social sciences w ill begin at 8: 15 Tuesday mornings, rather than at Sam as previously announced. College Adopts Viet Orphan It should be recognized that these and similar statements, which, I believe, constitute for many the 11 New College ideal," are on a different level than those now bein g made a bout e valuation. These statements conce rn values, character, the molding of an individual pe ona ity; achievements "that can best be measured by oneself. and Wlth some accuracy, and much p eomp\8 1lt against the conduc t of o her students. K e nJi O d a presen t chairman of the SEC commented: "These ste p s will do much to clear up the vague ness in our disciplinary procedure which The C atalyst has often spo ken of." Oda also r evealed plans for a "sort of a student handbook," which would contain the various codes and regulations of student life. "We're not thinking in terms of a formally published booklet, explained the chairman, "but a colCouncil (Continued from page 1) but nothing conclusive was dec1ded. Some attention was paid to the question of food preparation and the nutritional quality of the diet. Capt. Ralph Styles expressed his willingness to discuss food problems with individual students or with a committee. The student government was urged to present ideas and recommendations for the nature and content 9f the "Great Issues" program of the third year. Members of the Committee pre sent at the meeting were: Pres i d ent Elmendorf, Dean Norwine, Mr. Don Biggs for Vice President P aul D avis Mr. A.M. Miller for Miss B arbara Fagan, Dr. Earl Friesen, Dr. George Mayer, secretary, R a y Enslow Dav i d Allen, and Chuck H amilton. Vol. 2 Number 14 ) a n. 14, 1966 Published weekly by stude nts of New College, S a ra sota, Florida (except for three weeks o v e r Christmas and four week s i n Subscriptions: $5.00 per year (43 issu e s ) o r 15 4 per c opy. Wri t e: Cuculati on Ma nage r / T h e C a t alyrt/Sa ra s ot:., Flo rida 33578 Editor .. T o m Todd As soc. Ectito r ,!( enJi Oda Business .. Edna Walker Advettising Jerry eugart en Production Betsy Ash C itculati 011 Moiza Cosgrov e Photography Bmce Guild Staff: Carol ADD Childress, Glenda C imino, Cheryl McWhotter, Tom Maoteuffel, Kay Moller, Steve Orlotsky, Luke Sahsbury, Judy Segal, Beverly Shoenberger, Cheryl "nl l c will cone t 9:30. f ollowed b y a fiftee n -minute break. The panel discussio n among the Social Sciences faculty will g o from 9 : 4 5 t o 11. The New College community is involved in the process of "ado pting" a South Vietnamese orphan. This 11 adoption" will mean that the college will provide a particular Subs Lead 69er s t o T win Defeats By Phillip D avid Bunning On January third, the New College 69ers, in spite of a severe attack of playerapathy' lost to an inspired National Bank quintet. Like rats deserting a sinking ship, five of the first six players deserted the sinking 69ers. Craig Bowman, the only starter to return for the game soon regretted his action. Veteran Dick Ogburn joined Bowman in a futile effort to head the Bankers. The final score--5232 --can be attributed to the absence of George Finkle, John Cranor, Larry Alexander, Pete Odell, and RichardWall. BowmanandOgburn shared scoring honors with ten apiece. January 10 saw the 69er cagers carry a refurbished offense into b attle--with a resultant increase in scoring output. The meager 32 points of the previous week was upped significantly to 34--and this against a team which boasted a two inch per wan height advantage. The 69ers Monday night opponents, Sarasota Lanes, led by two men over 6'6", shape up as prime contenders for the league title--as their victory over the highly regarded New College team indicates. Words alone cannot describe the inneptness with which the 69ers played nor the glee with which their fans viewed the action. The 69ers trailed throughout the entire game--the closest they could come to Sarasota L a nes on the scoreboardwas at the opening t ipoff. One cannot say that the New College team i s not made up of showmen, however. Craig Bowman electrified the crowd with his first field goal from 5'6 1 I 4" at the buzzer ending the first quarter. LAUNDRY DAY at New College as student(s) avail themselves of handy trees to dry their wash. This practice of using trees as clotheslines represents a departure from the normal course of action of draping wet clothes and other festive festoonments on balcouy railings where they are readily accessible to the drying breezes and stares from the Tamiami Trail. lt must be assumed that the use of trees was necessitated by overcrowding of the New College laundry facilities. orphan child with money, food, c othing, a n d medica car e through the .foster Parents PlalJ, Inc. In order to "adopt" a child through this organization, a patron must supply a minimumof$180 per year, whichwill be administered by the organization. In additio p p atrons are encouraged to exchang e lette rs and make other more personal contact with the orphans. David P ini, second-year student, h as been instrumental in New College's first attempt atgroupparent hooc;l. In two days he has collected $140 from students, faculty, and staff. "People were most generous, he commented. "Many students contributed $5 or more. Davidhasmailedin the first $100 and hopes to learn the identity of the New College orphan soon. "I just started this thing," he went on. "I assume others will pick it up. Among the things he suggested was that several students write to the child. D avid pointed out that $180 was a minimum figure, and that much more could be collected. How could the money be used? "Well, he answered. "We could, of course, sponsor the child for more than one y ear ... o r we c a n get two orpha ns. Contracts (Continue d f rom p age 1 ) snack area and terra c e w ill sea t 85. P h as e II 1/2, the aca d emic area w ill contain five classrooms language lab and a tiered lecture hall. In addition, there w ill be a communications center with videotapes and a portable television camera included i n the equipment. The classrooms will be equipped with closed-circuit t elevision. Seminars conducted in the classroomswill be recorded in the l anguage l a b It will be possible to conductlong-distance phone seminars with students from other colleges. Tl)e lecture hall will seat 116. Lectures can be recorded and the appearances of guest speakers can be put on videotape. Settecasi and Chillura was one of seven firms who placed bids for the project last month. patience, concern and time, by others. The present announcements deal with studies, classes, and the creat i o n-of students; safer, more dependabl e (and l ess demanding) concepts to work with. though, now seems to be taking the same easy way out; they accuse the students of following. They should remember that not only did most students here do quite well under traditional forms of structure and instruction, but that they also felt something was lacking in them, some challenge or depth, and it was, I assume, the search for that challenge, not for an easy way out, thatbroughtthem to New College. Determining the nature of that challenge is evidently the first one we must face, and one that is still far from being over-come. Sincerely yours, David Pini P S. This whole thing would make a great movie. -------Letters from readers are welcome All a r e subject to condensa tion. Letters received afte r 6 pm Tues d a y will b e p rinted the following week. NEW COLLEGE FACTS S O C IA L Frequent social opportunities are fostered at New College through parties, dances, informal gatherings, beach outings, recreational activities New College recognizes the value of social skills in all human experiences and encourages their development. From "Facts About New College" Distributed by the Admissions Of-1 fice to students.


January 14, 1966 us with Laurie Paulso11 Were You Home for the Holidays? I'mnotsure, really, ifit's wise to go home. Not really. I mean, when the next holiday comes, the breezes are inviting in Nassau, St. Petersburg is a center of art and culture--go by all means, change your environment, breathe new air, drink, if you possibly can, new water, but do you really, truly think it's wise to go home? Of course, it's very possible that and unwelcome. It is uncomfortable, knowing you have no more connection to things you have been so intimately concerned with all your life. Which is why I suggest that, while leaving is good once in a while, home is seldom the best place. To be away is a fine thing but it must be to a place that no emotional connection with 0at makes no claims to your detto tion and loyality. For unless i't is absolutely clear to you where yoUl' horne is, you have no home at all despite our great American sion that you never leave your first home at all, but only go away on extended visits. Sow.elcome back. How was yotir Christmas? The Catalyst 'Odd Obsessions'Audacious Fi I m By David Pini Pini Odd Obsessions (Kagi), by Kon Ichikawa took a special prize at the 1960 Cannes Festival for" audacity of its subject and its plastic q u ali 'ties. 11 Though its subject no longer s e e m s audacious and though some might argue that the" plastic qualities" become too obtrusive, it remains an expertly constructed and brilliantly characterized work of black humor. Once again, as in Ikiru we have an old man visiting the doctor. Here the old man is impotent and it becomes his rotting passionate mind which kills him, quite unlike the rotting body which brought the bureaucrat back to life. Ikiru, since it dealt with a man who rose above others in fulfilling himself, is called a masterpi-ece. Kagi is about a man too human, too much like the rest of us to be a masterpiece. A masterpiece should leave one a little less satisfied with the world we live in and Kagi just makes us a little bit more aware of it. it feels more like Christmas there, and you don't need sand to make it look like snow, and the streets are strung with lights like they have been for every Christmas you can remember --this is all right, but Literary Contest Prize Totals $40 The motivations and characterizations are all very subtley woven together. The disgusting old man, his fascinating and alluring wife, their shallow daughter, and her opportunistic fiance, whom the old man tries to involve with his wife so he might feel jealous and young again. All their schemes and maneuvers are dispassionately observed, just as they think they are dispassionately observing'each oth .. er, so concerned are they with themselves. This is why I find 'the often criticized ending so per!ect ly ironic. The only person in the film who ever thought of someone else can literally get away with murder because no one can find any motive. seem to be as fruitless as those about which is more important in opera, great music or agreatstory. They are both necessary and are at their best when they can stand alone, though the opera is at its best when they are completely integrated. The same is true with .a film. The story here can stand alone (it was first a successful novel) and much of the photography would be just as beautiful if shown out of context, but the expert way color is not just recorded but is used to create textures and the skill with which this complements the subtleties of the plot prevent either aspect of the film from becoming dominant or slighted. They are both used when their particular qualities can best make the point. Paulson there's another problem. Because you can't live in two places at once --one of them has to be your home. And it's likely that the place you think of as your home just isn't any more, no matter how sentimentally attached to it you are. So the things you see and do whe11 you go home are not what they once were--they are different objects because they have different functions. Life has continued without you for three months, people have changed and grown, new things have come, and you weren't consulted about them. If you should wander down the halls of youroldschool, you might find the same notices that were on bulletin boards when you were there, but withdifferentnames, andsome innovationsyou certainly would have had comments about had you still been there. life goes on, is forever adapting, gr<:ving up and away and around--with you if you are there, without you if you're not--it makes little difference, really. You c an't, you simpl y can't live in two place s at once. And if you should h ave any ques tion a t all about w hich o f tw o p laces is yQur true home, jus t think of that inevitable conversation you have had with some aunt or grandparent or even parent about college, and its complete lack of communication, of any common ground of understanding whatsoever .... "How do you like college?" "Oh, very well I--" "Getting good marks?" "Well you see, we really don't have any, we--" "Get a lot of homework?" "Homework?" "Have your midyear exams?" "Well, there are evaluations and--" "I guess you don't get much chance to meet girls." "Well, you see--" "Didyousay you didn't have any marks? Then how in the world do you know bow well you're doing?" The people andideasyourefer to, the places you use for reference and comparison have no meaning any more. You have moved in one world, and the other is irrelevant, may indeed be trivial and foolish. At least, it is no longer yours. And all of this is hard knowlege, Hi There! 955 750 cjsgoj 1 Island Hobby Shop 2 Miles.North.on.41 ART, CRAFT and HOBBY SUPPLIES A first prize of $40 will be awarded to the student who, in the opinion of the judges, submits the best entry in The Catalyst-sponsored literary contest. Final deadline for contest entries has been set at 5 pm, Monday, January 24, at the request of some students who are working on literary pieces during the independent study period. Second and third prizes of $20 and $10 respectively will also be awarded unless the judges feel that such prize distinctions are unwarrented. Serving on the. judging panel are Dr. Arthur Borden, Dr. Robert Knox, Thomas Lawson, Sam Treynor and Charles Raeburn. The larger prize awards were made possible when an anonymous member of the New College faculty offered to match funds which The Catalyst has made available for prizes. Any original work by New College students will be acceptable contest material. All students except those serving on the judging panel are eligible to submit entries. Students are requested to submit no more tha n three separate entrie s w hich should b e typed or neatly printed, double-spa c e d on one side only of standard size paper. Entries in any other form will not be accepted for judging and will be returned to the author. Each entry from an individual Dr. Himmelhoch To Arrive Late Due to school programming conflicts, Dr. Jerome Himmelhoch will not join the New College faculty until January 31. Dr. Himmelhoch is currently teaching at Goddard College, but be decided to join New College as Professor of Sociology. Dr. Himmelhoch received his doctrate from Columbia University. Among the seminars he will take part in is" Introduction to Sociolo gy." Just For You 1/tM;fe 1/(Mu clothes for young women 2249 Ringling Boulevard It octHIIy cOlts lea so bft portlulor loy tllo flllftt ucl fastest C24 llr.J cutoM qHIIty for oil yor 1/W or Kodocolor uopsltob. lrl.. your rolls to NORTON'S CAMERA CENTER hrasota' ,..totraplllc Hea4-4111orNt'l 1411 Mal StrMt PERFECTION CLEANERS and SHIRT lAUNDRY 7327 North Tamiami Tr.-il Phone: 355-7617 YOUR SCHOOL Cl EHlERS student must not be signed by its author, but should be signed with a pseudonym. Every entry should then be placed in a standaal size business envelope, with the pseu donym written both on the work and on the envelope. Another envelope containing the author's real name, with the pseu donym written on the outside of the envelope, should be submitted to Mrs. Heimert with the contest entries. No entries will be returned to author after judging unless a specific request is made at the time an entry is submitted. A Year Ago ... These buildings were "home" for New College students. Boys were in the bam and girls were in the science lab. The sumptuous quarters were inhabited until the East Campus residences were completed inMarch. Fortunate students spent an entire term in close and harmo nious communion with their colleagues, an experience which has been denied to first-year students. RIP VAN WINKLE BOWLING Student Rates Before 6 P.M. 7007 North Trail Sarasota Cycle & Key Shop Set.. 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Page 4 The C a talyst 'Jazz Musicians Starving' clef notes Don DeMichael Looks at Jazz While in Chicago during the Christmas vacation, I had the opportunity to conduct a personal interview with Don DeMichael, noted jazz critic and for the past four years editor of Down Beat maga ?.ine, the"bible of the jazz world." The Catalyst: What is the financial situation in jazz today? DeMichael: Bad. Very bad. The Catalyst: Is there any money at all in jazz? DeMichael: Well, it's a have-and -have-not situation. Some Qf the bestl-known musicians --Dave Brubeck, Miles Mann, Stan Getz --make a great deal of money, but tflese are in the minority. Most jazz musicians are starving. There just aren't Oda places to pi ay. In terms of night-clubs, the number of places to play is diminishing. The Catalyst: What about records? DeMichael: There's a theory that jazz is fast becoming a recorded music form. The market is being flooded by records .... Some art ists are doing very well. A friend over atABCParamount (the parent company of Impulse r ecords, a majorproducerofmodernjazz albums) tells me that john Coltrane is selling 2535 ,000 albums, which is really very good. A lesser known artist, on the other hand, may sell 700. The people who are making the money are usually those who have cut popular singles. By having singles played, the musicians and their music become more familiar. When a musician becomes betterknown, he is a better seller on the college circuit. Once a musician has made it among college students he can play one-night concerts for $1500-2000 and make more money than someone else would in a week at the Plugged Nickel (a Chicago club.) The Catalyst: What about this' college circuit'? Is this one answer to jazz's money ills? DeMichael: Th college circuit looks like a lucrative field, but it hasn'treallyopenedupyetas far as jazz is concerned. It's limited to a relatively small circle of musicians. If, say, Charles Lloyd decided to a new he could not jump right in and start playing the campuses. His name wouldn't be strong enough .... Most jazz groups do prefer concerts to working the clubs. It's less of a strain; you can work closer to home; etc. The Catalyst: What makes a jazz musician popular with the public? DeMichael: As I've said, exposure has a lot to do with it, but it also helps if the musician or his music is unique. Cannonball Adderley has this soul thing; Coltrane has this wild, brooding thing with Elvin HERTZ a go g o Kan MooreRoom 144 For Tu Latest I WoN' & Me' DI'HI & S11oes Dowllto-: 1425 Mal St Soutll Gm Plaza sl-lop TliE FouR CORNERS of TliE l&aAI01'A ANDS J ones. N ow, these are legitimate things, you understand. I'm not say i ng these are gimmicks, but the public is attracted to this type o f thing. Just what the appeal is, I don' t know but it's a matter of uniqu eness o f style that gets to people. The Catalyst: Is there a trend toward commercialization in jazz today? DeMichael: Very definitely. A young musician, just starting out, would nowadays rather sound like Ramsey Lewis than Bud Powell. The Catalyst: To get away from the matter of popularity, who would you say are the most influential people among fellow musicians in jazz today? DeMichael: Coltrane and the avant garde. I'd get a lot of disagree ment here, but as far as a driving force goes, it's these people who are making it. These people are doing something. I mean, take the SonnyStitts who just keep going along in their own John Coltrane way. It's all fine, but they aren't stirring people. Jazz must have a continual infusion of something new to keep it alive, and the avant garde is providing it. The Catalyst: Just in what direction is the avant garde taking jazz? DeMichael: The music itself has become more free. For example, there has been a marked change in Cannonball Adderley's music since the late '50's and early '60's due to Ornette Coleman. Nobody disliked Ornette's ideas more than Cannonball when Ornette first came out. But this freedom that Ornette and the others introduced-it eventually got down to Cannonball, so that now he's playing in a much freer style. This just goes to show how a driving musician like Ornette can change you even if you hate what he's doing. thmgs g o b e tter WIth Coke Sarasota Coca-Cola Bottlers The Catalyst : Any particular changes? DeMichael: It seems to me that jazz musicians nowadays depend a lot m ore on the musicians they're playing with, a view expressed by Bill Mathieu. O r as Martin Williams put it, there has been a re turn to collective improvisation. These are really two ways of saying the same thing .... The Catalyst: Have social factors influenced jazz? DeMichael: Oh, yes, the social environment has certainly affectt>d many of the New York avant garde --Archie Shepp, Cecil Taylor, etc. --and have made them more outspoken, personally and musically. This is the age of protest, and protest has always been a part of jazz. Within the jazz world, there is a spirit of rebellion. Those who remain rebellious remain attracted to jazz all through life. The Catalyst: Folk music is the foremost musical avenue of protest. Have elements of folk music become infused in modern jazz! DeMichael: I disagree very strongly with what you 'just said. I don't think folk music is the best means of expressing protest; jazz is much m ore effective. There is much more a sense of protest in a Coltrane performance than any folk singer C->uld ever muster. There has always been an element o f protest in folk music, especially in the blues; butthisprotest is subtle. No c omposer could ever put this feeling of rebellion into words with the same intensity as a Coltrane blowing away. He (Coltrane) is much more expressive than Bob Dylan could ever b e by attempting to put his feelings into lyrics. Some things are expressed wit h greatest impact n o n -verbally. Frank's Barber Shop 4 Barbers Next to 7-11, on U.S. 41 GOLDEN HOST r "IN-TOWN" ll$0lT MOTOR HOTEL 80 Beautiful Rooms SO Foot Pool Putting Green -Complete Hotel Service 4675 North Tamiami Trail Phone: 355-5141 Vince's Pizza Famous all ovet' the West Coast 755-1812 On U.S. 41, Midway 8etwee11 Sarasota & Bradenton crt Bowlees Creek -NOW OPEN Race -A-Rama SLOT RACING -4617 14th 'St. W in Bradenton Nort4t on U.S. 41, Next to Ma<:Oonald's Corps Will Accept More Students President John Elmendorf said yesterday that the Peace Corps will accept a second g roup of students t o worl< with them in Guatemala the second Independent Study Period. 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