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British Diplomat Lectures Here BritishForeignOfficerLyndonClough, who was on campus yesterday to give a lecture-sli

Page 2 The Catalyst Foreign Affairs Group Forms Exam Schedule A college committee on international relations has been named, according 1o hiS1ory tutorS am Black. Blacl< told The Catalyst yesterday the committee will stage one to two day forums on one topic or one continent. He said it is hoped the forums will attract speakers from Black Saturday, July 23 8:30 -11:45 1:30-4:4S Monday, July 25 Physics Cl1emistry 8:30-11:45 Social Science lectures 1:30-2:40 Social Science lectures 2:40-4:45 Economics and History assignments Tuesday, July 26 8:3011:45 1:30-4;45 Humanities Humanities Wednesday, July 27 8:30-11:45 1:30 -4:45 Biology French or Russian Thursday, July 28 8:3011:45 1:304:45 Friday, July 29 8:3011:45 Mathematics German or Span ish Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology assignments Washington, the UN or other universities. Members of the committee are George Mayer, Rollin Posey, ;. hn Elmendorf, Gresham Riley, Douglas Berggren, Esther Lynn Barazzone, and Charles Raeburn. Black said newfacultymembcrs and new students a:re also expected to be interested next year. I i--1 v l ,......, Hrrn r--" ,.:::;-J.-l-..... ,.._ l! Black, who is doing "what O!Kan izingthere is," said the forum will be open to the community. He saidstudentsmaydo a "great deal" oftheworkofth.e committee. The forums, he added, will take "con siderable advance preparation. 11 LLI \ ,> II 1\ r-., r--r--r-' lo--ft-r--rr n-t-,__ 1-Although the committee does not plan any action this summer, Black said it will meet next week to "pool ideas" and start thinking on what could be done. SEC (Continued from page 1) bythe Constitution Study Committee. Under the proposal the SEC member wi 11 serve as chairman of the committee but the members will serve by rotation as presiding )udge at trials. 1 ,-.... ....-., ,__ ....,-h hh fh [--..., ,...-_..._ r--'-)'-., 1-I l v t r1 'A I I. 1/ -1 "--, '.Die c&lls for a pTelimina e a ring before the entire three Judge panel to be held when a student is charged with a violations of the rules. Todd said the committee anticipated most cases would be disposed of with only a hearing. Tf a ;ury trial is necessary, however, under the terms of the proposal a Jury of six students would be selected at random to decide the case. Other changes include are wording of the section of the Modes of Procedure dealing with offices and officers. The changes in this section, Todd said, were necessitated by the amendments to the constitution. The committee also recommended removing that sections of the Modes which dealt with room searches and search warrants because its provisions are included in the Bill of Rights. r-,_ -t--. l-, ) -w !-...;/ LJ I futJ L d GRE Results Now Available Resulst of Advanced Achievement Tests of the Graduate Record Exams (GRE) taken by social science and math majors a month ago were received yesterday and were termed "very goodl! by the college examiner. Second-year students here in each of six majorfields averaged better than the national average for seniors taking the normally used by graduate and professional schools in :nuch Orientation (Continued from page 1) proposed by Buri. He said a completely unstructured opportunity fo:. students and faculty to get together would be beneficial. It was injected this might be a good time for students to meet their advisers. Other suggestions centered mainly around the nature of after dillJler functions Friday. Elmendorf reported it had been suggest e d a panel be arranged to be run primar ily by students, He offered the ide a t h at three books might be recommended to incoming students for the consideration of the panel. Other suggestions included inviting outstanding educators or scientists or perhaps political fig ures. the way colleges and universities use high school SAT's. The GRE1s were administered to New College students for purely Diagnostic purposes, Dr John French, College Examiner, said. The scores will not go on the individual students' records, but they will be helpful in evaluating students and courses here. Math students scored most im pressively, as nine math majors averaged 841 on a 950 scale. Four economics majors averaged 550, five political science majors 512, seven history students 580, nine psychology students 649, and four sociology majors 618. E

July 15, 1966 The Catalyst Page 3 us Aid Works Diplomat Says By STEVE ORLOFSKY Americanforeign aid is worl

Pag e 4 Editorials Changes For The Better Various changes in the way oflife at New College have ta ken place this year and others have been proposed. Changes, to be implemented next year, have been made in the curricula of the divisions whose course offerings were found to be lacking in proper direction or integration. Changes in the structure of student government have been adopted by an ':!ncouraging majority vote. Other changes are proposed to further refine the fundamental functions and basic protections to be offered by that government. Finally, and probably most important, changes are contemplated in the educational process of the college. These changes in the "technique of instruction" as they were outlined by President Elmendorf will eliminate many ofthe problems which have been voiced repeatedly this year. Ofespecialimportance isthe de-emphasization of the comprehensive examinations and the increased evaluation of more required work. Not only will increased evaluation prod students to greater learning, it will also augment their assessment of scholarly endeavor throughout the year. If the change is put into effect in the manner we would like to see, then a student will be able to know with much greater accuracy than was possible this year how he will perform ,on comprehensives as well as how well he is learning. Although instructional changes are the most important, the changes in student government should not be overlooked; for they, too, contribute much to making New College a place where more and better accomplishments are available to the serious student. Only a student government which recognizes and protects as fairly as possible the rights of its citizens is c onsiStent with the superior educational achieve ment expected o f and at New College. We are pleased by the forward thinking attitudes displayed b y {aculty, a dministration and students in discovering changes whichwillben efit New College. W e h ope, with great confidence, that the search f o r beneficial changes will c ontinue. The dogma s o f the quie t past are in adeq u a t e fort h e stormy present. We must think anew and act anew. --A. Lincoln, 1862 ''War On Smut' A Sad Commentary TheEckerd Drug Co.'s recent decision to wage a "war on smut" by banning all "indecent literature" from the firm's 59 stores throughout Florida touches on a subject that is controversial, to say the least. It is sad commentary on the state of our society that "books" the likes of "Object of Lust" and "Lotita" enjoy such booming sales, but it is even sadder that stores are forced to re sort to censorship to "protect" us. Of course, drug chain president Jack M.Eckerd is perfectly within his rights to choose what he will sell and what he won't, but he should not feel, we think, a responsibility and an authority to act as policeman-judge of our reading habits. Furthermore, Eckerd relied on blacklists supplied by the National Office for Decent Lit c rat ur e and the National Chruchmcn 1 s Council, neither of which is noted for its liberality. Thus, we find "Zorba the Greek, 11 "Fanny Hill, 11 and Playboy magazine victims o the ban right alongside "Muscles a Go-Go11 and "The Pleasure Game." We are not endorsing selective censorship; we only hope to point out the absurdity of any "war on smut'' which at!. tempts to fight "the problem" by sweeping it under the rug. The Catalyst A 5f!.JJJ"''I. IS dtlm"i:: on1 h't fire '"'"I o!/ VIS/011. W Mf"nry. Gene rati o n Gap Said W i de n ing The gulf between generations in America appear to be widening and deepening, accordingto Dr. John A. Logan Jr., president of Hollins College. In a recently published article Dr. Logan said of the effect of this trend on institutions of higher learning: "The average faculty member or administrator over 35 experiences genuine difficulty in establishing an identification with the mood of today's students. Last July 15, 1966 Letters Gremlin s To the lurking gremlins of New College: There are few things more dissturbing than rushing out of one's at 7:55 in the mornin$1;, just lntlme to make an 8:00 am class providing one has a bicycle and then discovering that one not have a bicycle. .This problem could be solved by e1ther the purchase of bicycles by a few relevant individuals or a de the C\UTent borrowing rate. I don t care which: please stop appropriating my bicycle. Lee Wallingford S craper C o mpl ains To the Editor: With regard to the humble mat of scraping off everyone's lunch d1shes and stacking them for the dishwasher, it is getting harder to do. is b e c_ au s e not everyone bnngs back h1s lunch dishes to be scraped etc. Some people (doubtless pre o c cup i e d with greater things) leave theirs at table. And some people, who are professors and not 1 i a b 1 e to interruptions' while talking with other professors at table, continue to so talk across their lunch dishes, which consequently cannot be scraped etc. Any smart reform which might be here effected, while not o f great moment, would please me very much. Klutz, Klutz To the Editor, Thank you Diana Shiphorst I was happily skipping down Straigh t a n d Narro w Bvd. one day when t h e wheel took a sudden pull to the left. I pulled up the shades jllftta'thate to MD headed right f o r me. 1 Jumped into the back seat but found it occupied. Resigned to my fate, I turned on the radio, took out my tongue, leaned back and opened my mouth. The Miller's truck took evasive action as usual, however, and I soon found myself kissing the bride. Petrified, and still resigned to my fate, I did an and marched back to the on-deck circle. Everyone gav me a hearty klutz and made mr! their leader. Two days later the boat sank, and I was almost eaten by the wolves. This could be the last time, (S1gned) Craig Bowman Issu e "This is partly because one is dealing here less with an intellectual position than with a set of emotional attitudes which students find it virtually impossible to articulate, and partly because the experience of the generations had beer: so different. This is the last issue of The Catalyst for the 1965-1966 academic year. It is the largest issue to appear since the newspaper began printir:g. Logan quotes an axiom which says, "when the C\UTiculum becomes outdated, the real interests of the students will be reflected in the extra-cUl'I'iculum they construct." He says many of the country's ablest students have all but abandoned the irregular classes in favor of active particiaption in the civil rights movement, the agitation about the Bomb or Viet Nam, national student organizations and political study groups. He fwther creditsthemwith "serious intent." Logan ends his article with the statement. "Itis imperative to the national weliare that we bridge the generations and find a common gowtd and a common voice." The Catalyst's first issue next year will appear on September 9. Student Checks Can Be Mailed Harra States Student checks for July will be distributed beginning noon Friday, July 29, according to College Controller Charles Harra. This means time sheets for the month will have to be submitted to the business office by 5 pm Tuesday, July 26. In filling out the time sheets, students should project their hours through the time they expect to leave, Harra said. Students who will have left before July 29 should leave a stamped self-addressed envelope with their time sheets before they leave, and their checks will be mailed to them. They should also indicate on the time sheets that the checks are to be mailed. Harra added. Students remaining on campus should pick up their checks at the college switchboard. First Class HonOT Rating Associated Collegiate Press Vol. 2, Number 40 July 15, 1966 Published weekly by students at New College (except for three w"eks from mid-December through the first week in January and six weeks in July and August). Subscriptions: $5. 00 per year (43 issues) or 15 per copy. Address subscription orders, change of address notices and undeliverable copies to: The Catalyst/New Office Sox 18!18/Sarasota, Florida 33578. Application to mail atsecond-class postage rates pending at Sarasota, Florida. Editor ................ Tom Todd Assoc. Editor ....... ........ Kenjl Oda Asst. Editor .............. Betsy Olsen Photo EditOI ....... Bruce Guild Business ...... ....... Jerry Neugarten Production . . Steve Orlofsky Circulation .............. Moira Cosgrove Controller ................ Edna Walker Staff: Betsy Ash, Jim Bowe.., c..arol AnD Childress, Glenda Cimin'!t. John Cranor, Cheryl Hess, DJe 111clcam, Allan Jaworski, Tom Mani:eufiel, Cheryl McWhorter, Kay Moller, laurie Paulson, Beverly Shoeerger, Sam Treynor, lee W al.lbogfotd, Clteryl White


]uly 15, 1966 The Catalyst Page 5 Admissions Method Taking Shape Cramming Blamed By TOM MANTEUFFEL One of the exciting aspects of starting an experimental school is that other schools' policies and tra ditions simply will not fit, and innovation is thrust upon us. There are indications an admissions policy or at least a method is taking shape as the admissions department completes woik on its third group of prospective students. One indicator is the recent report of the college examiner on the validity of college application answers and high-school recommendations in predicting performance. Orifinalily Furthermore, those students who leave the college for academic reasons undoubtedly have an effect on admissions applicants with similar backgrounds, though Director of Admissions Robert J. Norwine, says they affect admissions deci sions only sub-consciously. Here as elsewhere the major criteria of admission have always been (in more or less the order of importance) SAT scores; class rank; and teacher recommendation. Applicants low in one or more area (usu ally about twenty-five students) are discussed with a faculty committee. In general the committee favors those applicants most original in their activities and school woik, although in at least two in stances, its recommendations were overruled by the admissions de partment. lhfhrns cf Stwten55 Ever so, the incoming class of 1969 on paper shows remaikable patterns of sameness. High-school activities, mythologically the in dividual's last retreat in secondary school, have become ludicrously standard. Forty-nine of the in coming 108 woiked on the staffs oftheirschool newspapers or yearbooks. In a school as selective as this, even academic honors are relatively commonplace: 26 graduated first, second, or third in their classes. What is needed, consequently, is a method of distinguishing personality and originality, and thili is sorely lacking although at least two opportunities are open. ODe is the personal interview, which, de pending on the admissions counselor, has been at times a valuable guage of the applicants' interests and at other times a priming of the student with public-relations material. Philosoph'/ d" Lil"e The other is the essay questions on the application form, particularly the applicant's philosophy of life. At the moment tb" essays get only a cursory glance and rarely influence the admissions decision. Yet the essays come as close to Manteuffel indicating originality of thought andpredicting performance as any piece of admissions data. Forexample, Dr. French recently reported that in the women of the class of '67, religiousness in the essay was a good indication of high performance here, while "per sonal conservatism" was not. Director Norwine himself is a fifteen-yearveteran of the admissions department at Ohio Wesleyan, hotly competitive with the Big Ten and the Ivy League. Crucilled in The experience has been invaluable. Based on three classes Harvard is the only school we lose more applicants to than we win from, due in no small way to New College's heavy scholarship offers--some as high as $4500 yearly with federal loan and part-time college employment. Norwine views his job as "unbal ancing" or getting various attitudes and personalities into each class. But unbalancing has certain limits. In late 1963 then-Provost John Gustad suggested that admissions policy be broad, accepting students with SAT's as low as 400. Dean Norwine qreed to the experiment and several students were admitted. A year later all had left. "It was unfair to them," said Norwine, "they were crucified in the tests." Changes in admissions policy since then have been far more subtle. It is clear, though, that President Elmendorf, in a peripheral way, has affected the tone of admissions woik. Already he has bridled some of the rosy burble of previous admissions material. His recent letter to prospective students began: every prospective student is viewed in an idealized way--eager, intelligent, determined, creative, disciplined. I suppose the converseistrue. Youareviewing New College in somewhat the same way --intellectually stimulating, su perbly staffed, adequately equipped, infinitely understanding. "We are both wrong 1../n/tu.e. PerGcnalt"'!J The unsubtle language of the letter hides a subtle contrast wherein lie the problems of college admissions: Students and college, choosing one another while never quite grasping the unique personality of what is being chosen. President Elmendon has suggested including studeDts 011 an admissions policycommittee. Afew colleges Twelve Appointed Twelve new faculty members have been appointed for next year, Five of the present faculty pJ an to leave the college at the end of the year. The new appointments include four in the humanities, five in the natural sciences, and three in the social sciences. The heads of each of the divisions indicated to The Catalyst there is a possibility more appointments would be forthcoming. New appointments plus the loss of fivepresentfacultybrings the total faculty to thirty-eight in September. Dr. Norris Johnson will be the 39th when he JOins the faculty as professor of economics in the second term next year. Those leaving include: Samuel Black, tutor in history; Barbara Fagan, tutor in Spanish and French; Dr. Earl Friesen, professor of pbysics; Mike Mather, tutor in ps)lo chology and assistant to the college examiner; and Dr, William Smith, professor of mathematics. New appointments include: Dr. Keith Armes, assistant professor of physics; Dr. Jon Culbertson, as sistant professor of biology; Lasuo Dem e, assistant professor of history; Dr. DavidDykstra, associate professor of literature. Dr. Brian Kay, professor of psychology; Charles Lyons, assistant professor of mathematics; Evelyn Macbeth, tutor in French; Roger Renne, assistant professor of mathematics; Christopher Von Baeyer, tutor in music; Dr. Neville Williams, assistant professor of physics; and Dr. Johnson. There will be 24 Ph. D. 's on the faculty. Faculty Roster Jacques Abram, Visi:ing Professor of Music Keith Armes, Assistant Professor of Russian Douglas C. Professor of Philosophy Arthur R. Borden Jr., Chairman, Division of Humanities and Profes sor of Literature Peter Frederick B uri, Chairman, Division of Natural Sciences and Professor of Biology HarryR. Crouch Jr., Associate Professor of Physics Jon R. Culbertson, Assistant Pro fessor of Biology Laszlo De me, Assistant Professor of History Vincent DiLena, Tutor in Italian Patricia J. Drabik, Assistant Pro fessor of Speech and Drama David Dykstra, Associate Professor of Literature John W. French, Professor of Psy chology DavidS. Gorfein, Assistant Professor of Psychology Rodger W. Griffin Jr. Associate Professor of Chemistry Carl W. Hasek, Professor of Eco nomics Dykstra Cris Hassold, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts J e rom e Himelhoch, Professor of Sociology Thomas S. Hopkins, Assistant Pro fessor of Biology Marion C. Hoppin, Adjunct Professor of Psychology Norris 0. Johnson, Professor of Eco nomics Brian,R. Kay, Professor of logy RobertH. Knox, Associate Profes sor of Literature Charles Lyons, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Evelyn C. Macbeth, Tutor in French George Mayer, Professor of History Jerome Meachen, Director of Cho ral Music ArthurMcA. Miller, Tutor in English and French RollinB. Posey, Chairman, Division of Social Sciences and Profes sor of Political Science Roger Renne, Assistant Professor of Mathematics. B. Gresham Riley, Assistant Pro fessor of Philosophy Syd Solomon, Visiting Professor of Art Johnson have hired students to wotk time in admissions counseling. But aside from the virtues of on the-spot job training, the solutions skirt the problem of basic ignorance on the college's part of the high-school applicant--how he thinks, what he believes, and why, after all, he wants to come to an innovating New College. Check On Aid For Next Year Studentswhoplantoretum in the fall should check with the financial aid office in Robertson Hall during the week of comprehensive examinations, or before they leave, to get definite confirmation of financial aid from the college for next year. Also, according to financial aid officer Joe Hall, students who will need Nation a 1 Defense Student Loans should pick up new forms at the financial aid office. Hall told The Catalyst yesterday, "Students who are in good academic and social standing are as sured of renewal of financial as sistance at the same amounts (they are receiving this year) pro vided there has been no substantial change in their need. Hall said "academic good standing" requires only that a student be allowed by the Academic Council to return next year. Need is determined by the College Scholarship Service in Prince ton, N. J. through the analysis of forms filled out by each student's parents. There has been a delay in computing financial aid grants for next yearbecause a number of students were late in submitting aid renewal forms to the CSS, Hall explained. Students who desire NDSLP loans must take forms home for parental si,nature, Hall a d de d, and the loans should be "set" by the tfme they return in the fall. For Student Ills Cramming by some students for corq>rehensive examinati:ms seems to be causing both mental and physical ill-effects, according to Mrs. Fran LeMasters, the college nurse. A "lot" of students have come to the college infirmary in the past few w e e k s complaining of sore throats, fatigue, and various minor ailments, Mrs. LeMasters told The Catalyst. I think there bas been a decided increase in sore throats at.od colds lately, she said. She attributed the rising rate of student illness to 1 a s t m i n u t e "cramming" tactics. "Some students are staying up all hours of the night studying and then miss meals during the day while they sleep, the nurse complained. Others, she said, c om p 1 a in of all sorts of ailments, but "it's only the comps bothering them. PresidentJohnDmendorf told The Catalyst yesterday he thinks there is an "inordinate" amount of student tension on the campus. He mentioned some steps which may be taken to reduce this tension. See Related Story, Page 1. The nurse pointed out that even after she advises students to let up andrestfora while, many of them continue to follow their abnormal routines. A quick sur v e y of students revealed many who said they felt some sort of emotional or physical strain from worrying about and studying for the exams, which are a week and a half away. According to Mrs. Lemasters, the situation was worse at this point last year. The worst is yet to come, hOIN ever, or so the nurse seems to think. "I'm wafting for about the middle of next week for thiDp to really start popping, she said. To Faculty Patricia Stenberg, Visiting Instruc tor in Music Sarah ]. Stephens, Associate Pro fessor of Chemistry and Physics Herbert C. Stoddard, Tutor in Fine Arts Christopher J. Von Baeyer, Tutor in Music Armes Kay Michael von Guttenberg, Tutor in German Neville A. Williams, Assistant Pro fessor of Physics Corinne G. Wilson, Assistant Pro fessor of Classics Paul C. Wolfe, Adjunct Professor of Music Crouch Williams


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July 15, 1966 Black By DENBY BARNETT (It is only fair to the reader that before I begin I state my position relative to the issue of Black Power or Negro political ascendency, for although I have striven to deal with this issue objectively, my personal opinion has undoubtedly affected my treatment of it.) Black Power is the most sophisticated and most antagonistic device thus far conceived by Negroes in their push for equality. That Negroes would develop it as a means to achieve their ends and that it would, itself, become one of their particular go a 1 s was inevitable. Hence, alarm and toward Black Power are as fortwtous as that displayed by the aides of Canute when he commanded the tide not to come in and it came in nevertheless. Black Power, like the tide, will come in and it will go out. Like the beach, Southern politics will be a little less and a little more for its coming. The following discussion has been formed on the bases of materials gathered from a right-left cross section of Alabama newspapers dating from January to May of this year and has been augmented by personal discussions with various Negroes and whites also of Alabama both from within and without the civil rights movement and Alabama politics. Three Conditions In Al ab am a the push for Black Power has e v o 1 v e d wherever the following t h r f e conditions have combined: ( 1) Negro 1 i vi n g and working standards and opportunities have been substandard. (2) An o penly ant agonistic or uncooperative white population has rendered the strivings by Negroes for resolution ofthe foregoing situation than satisfactory. (3) There ex1sted a Negro voting majority. Insofar as the last requirement is seldom realized, the p o 1 it i c a 1 structures available to Negro takeover are few. This would render the issue of Black Power insignificant were it not for two associated f actors. Popu I at ion The first f a c t o r is that as the Negro population o r passes the white populatlon, wh1te antagonism toward Negroe. s and their efforts to improve theu lot increa se s. As a result Negroes evolve more belligerent and hence anta g o nistic means o f r e a 1 i zin g their e nds In response, whites become still more antagonistic. Ten sions feed upon tensions, the gap between white and black is broadened and in spite of geographical and institutional intermingling o f whites and bla c ks suc h terms a:s integration become f arcical pseudonyms for the most genuin e sort of segregation. In such a context, the threa t o f Black Po wer is perhaps enough to set off largesc ale r a cial violence, f o r n o institution out s i d e church Power: and home is as sacred as the political institution to the whites of the rural areas where Negro populations are large. Following church and home the political institution is the most o u t s t and in g expression of "White Supremacy." If the crops don'tgrow, ifthe!amilybreaks up, if one isn't as religious as he ought to be, he is still the equal of every other white man and better than every Negro, for he can vote and what's more he could hold office ii he chose to. But even ii he chooses not to his equality is augmented by the fact only a white man can hold office. Obviously, a Negro in public office would completely upset this system of self-definition, and in a c u 1 t ur e where the land has long been burdened by too many peoplt and too little work, such a system has often been all that remained forthepoorwhite. ln such a volatile context the threat of Black Power is a threat to the white man's veJY ashe knows himself. Only the Future The second !actor extends the relevence of Black Power beyond the political entity where it actually develops. On the one hand, anytime Black Power develops it will heighten the hopes and hence aggravate the frustrations of Negroes everywhere. On the other hand, of course, it will have its effect on whites also, and it is here that the decision between opposition and cooperation must be made, for the Negro has nothing to lose and everything to gain. Whereas the white man has some stake in the present as well as the future, the Negro has only the future. If as it seems when the three previously mentioned conditions ( 1. Substandard Negro conditions, 2. White opposition, 3. Negro voting majority.) appear, Black Power will develop almost spout aneously, is it possible to temper its deve_l opment so as to n1.inimize W'\deslr able consequences? A look at development of Black Power m the Tuskegee Institute, and Lowndes County Alabama, the home of many unemployed day laborers, black and w?ite, should help answer this questiOn. On January 4, 1966, Sammy Young, aNegroof Tuskegee, AI.abama w a s killed while attempt10g to a w h ite washroom in a filli n g stati o n L ater that month Negroes elected a Negro m ajority to the Tuskegee cit y council after the Supreme Court declared illega l an atte mpt b y the e x i st ing council t o gerrymander Negro out of the commwrity. In pom t o f fact, there w e r e enough Negro v oters to pack the cotmcil and i t is o w ingto the restraint and good JudgIsland Hobby Shop 2 Mftes Nottft of Cel .... 41 Art, Craft and Hobby Supplies GOLDEN HOST ll'f TOWH" RESORT MOTOR HOTEL 80 Beautiful Rooms-50 Foot Poo l Putting Green -Complete Hotel Serv i ce 4675 North Tamiami Trail Phone : 355 MAINLY BOOKS, Inc. St. Armands Key The Eclectic Bool{ and Record Shop The Catalyst Pa g e 7 Unstoppable Tide ment exercised by the leadership of an educated Negro community that Black Powerc arne to Tuskegee without mishap. Modifications Tuskegee is an example of a situation where the modification of the first two variables necessary to the development of Black Power (1. Substandard Negro 2. White opposition. ) with particular emphasis on the former, has led to a modified version of Black Power. Clearly one way to avoid the threat of the consequences of Black Power and, indeed, the threat of Black Power itself is to Barnett cooperate with Negroes in the improvement of the cultural and economic circumstances in which they live and of which they are an element, for once given a valuable place in the fabric of society they are less ltkely to ascribe to a course of action which might rend that fabric. Ex amp I e o f Push In Lowndes County, w1thoU1 the tempering influence of an educational institUl:ion, the high cultural and economic standards associated with it and the caliber of leadership derived from such an environment, the push for Black Power developed a more basic form. Motivated by a 900% increase in the Democratic Party filing fee iD Lowndes County, the Lowndes County Christian Movement created the Black Panther Party on the premise that "if you can't join 'em, beat 'em." It was not particq.larly difficult to declare the Democratic Party sour graper, especially since .it s seal still bore the words, 11Wh1te Supremacy. 11 However, thre e rather more basic reasons also contributed to the form at ion of this independent party. (1) Insofar as the Governor's office would undoubtedly remain in the Wallace family, state e lections could safely be opted in preference to county elections, where with a voting majority, Negroes could hope to receive dividends from their investment at the ballot box. (2) The most way to assure Negroes of their rights is to have Negroes dispensing them. (3) With a large number of illiterate Negro voters a third party wi0 a distinctive symbol makes votmg quite simple, for all they need do is pull the lever under the Black Panther. This last factor though amusing at first loses some ofitshumor when one realizes that only through such a device may Negro parents assure theirchildrenof the opporttmity to vote according to the quality of the candidate and not just the uniqueness of the symbol. Black Panther Created solely for the purpose of electing Negroes to every available county office, the Black Pan ther Party is currently the most outstanding example of an all out push for Black Power. However, with Stokely Carmichael, who as head of the Lowndes County SNCC chapter endorsed the Black Panther Party at its inception, currently preaching the gospel of Black Pow er, more organizations along the lines of the Black Panther Party may be expected to develop, wherever the climate is right. Of course, in those areas where the cultural and economic atmosphere more closely approximates that of Tuskegee, unmodified Black Power cannot be expected to flourish, nor should it be feared. Unfortunately, those areas iD which unmodified Black P,:,wer develop are the same ones iD which the ef fects will be most violent and the motivations most poignant. More than Mechanism To say that Black P.:>wer is only a mechanism for the realization of Negrorightswould be to misrepresentthefacts, for it is far different from anything tried before by Ne-groe s in their p us h for Citizenship. Wh e n a N egro take s his political s eat, h e is not staging a s i t -in. Wh e n a N egro Sheriff goe s to the jail house h e isn' t d oing so to elicit the sympathy of the Nation or the patronage of a guilt ridde n white community; h e is ass erting himself as a man and as a citizen. And when a N egro vote r goe s to the polls, he has more than a choice of white maste rs, fo r he may e l ect a man rathe r like himself, a N egro. (The opportunitie s to vote and hold office have infus e d N e groes with hope and s elf-respect, both of which are commoditie s as unfamiliar to the Negro as cotton is familiar.) Perhaps it is not too late to evaluate the egro move m e nt and the society in which it is at work, identify the motivations of both, and seek out the points wh e r e violence is most apt to erupt and, then, set about repairing the causes rather than waiting to repair the damage. The tide of the Negro movement, of which Black Power is but a particularly sophisticated and antagonistic element, is not a phenomenon against which effective dikes can be built, for in the metaphysics of racial tension for every dike there is a more powerful wave. 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The Year in Pictures Center Top: Tutors entertained Booker School children Mayl. Center Bottom: Dr. Jerome Himelhoch conducts a seminar beneath the trees. Top: Hymn singing enjoyed brief popularity during the third term. Upper Right: The 69ers display their prowess. They closed the season S-11. Right: Former President George Baughman turns a shovel of earth in groundbreaking ceremonies for Hamilton Court as trustee George Higgins, second-year student Chuck Hamilton, Pres. John Elmendorf and Mrs. Marjorie Hamilton look on. Lower Right: Kramer Darragh greets visitors to New College'sfirst OpenHouse,March 20. Lower Left: Ballet was one of the year's continually popular extra-curricular activities. Left: faculty members return the ball in student-faculty volleyball competition. Upper Left: First-year students take CCT's as part of their comprehensives.


P age 1 0 T h e Cata lyst July 15, 1966 on cam us with Laurie Paulso11 The Thirty-Sixth Column I n the morning he woke and brushed ten months' memory from his eyes. He opened the curtains and the fresh light chided the room' s chao s The new building' s walls, like clay in the sunlight reminded him of an Italian town in a movie, where old women stand in doorways and a crowded street runs downhill to a meeting with a past century. And men hammered and people yelled and motors started with impatient growling, and he acknowledged the day. (I have me offerings. I have nothmg left to give to the men laboring in the sun and the riders and the walkers and I can only watch the breeze silently lift the corners of the discarded pages of my courage and they must know I have nothing more to offer.) He opened the door and brought in the newspaper, glancing at it and seeing not the page but two Paulson hundred pages on two hundred mornings when he wondered from the shadow of his come r of the court what the sky would be like. H e put the pape r o n the c hair and, having dressed, entered the court h imself and shouted soundle ss l y a cry that was either a greeting or a farewell. ( o, it wasn't only in a dream that I ran across the tiles that were slick with rain letting my joy run close behind me the wetness the cool winter when it rained and and the ground couldn't hold the water and my joy ran close behind me and they must know nothing is \eft1 nothin& at all for them.) g o n e with the snow s m elting and even n eare r dreams are lost and only the hopes now can ever hold y o u but what if they, too, are barr e n and d ead? ) He darted across the rushing of cars that came from somewhere and rushed to an equal mystery. H e entered through the pretentious gates a c ross the steel bars and down' the avenue toward a pink marble building and the very bluest water some kind of destination. He' parked, and took a final glimpse of the soft whiteness in the sky before he climbed the steps and entered the building and its sounds and odors and life touched him. (Haven't we all barriers we've built and protections and fortifi and ways of letting things come between? Haven't we stoPped and moved and chained and torn out--the essential greetings for any fine morning, then won' t there be a terrible emptiness? Won' t that joy be only a ghost, and any hope at all its e 1 f an impossible wish? Won't even the simplest words be denied us ? ) In a large, brown room was his class and there was a seat for him in front of someone, in back of someone, in a row, in a carefUl place. But h e stoppe d and saw the colors, heard the voice s and the laug h ter, and turne d and walked u p the stairs and wande r e d among the books a n d gazed out the window a t the blu e water though here there was nowhiteness and the bay, too, w a s waiting. And he stood in the m idst of life and let himself be touched, and heard and felt every voice that called through the sunlight of that morning. There were voices that called t o him, and others that merel y spoke and described and g r e e t e d And he spo k e and called and greeted and d escribed with a s udden a n d beautiful harmony, like the most delica t e a n d impossible s cmg. A Dd he knew h e had not misplaced the moming's ttU (There is no more in closing, only opening. There is n othing in refusing, on 1 y accepting. I will let the gentle songs of past Aprils be only songs and nothing else. I will call t o my discarded summel"$ for what wisdom they can offe r, but t h e y will never again p osses s me. If there i s something of the past that w ill come again, I will greet it in its newness only I will offer myself. ) And the day went on soundlessly. Hoi iday BAY MOTEL and APTS. For tiM traveler and his family P'OOL TY AIR CONDITIONING 7095 North Tamkrml Troll K011 and Ietty Dlorb NELLO-GLENWIT MEN'S WEAR DOWNTOWN SARASOTA Fashi o ns Fo r Young Mo n lit actually costs less so be partlc.lar Joy the flllftf cutcl fasmt (24 hr.) custom quality photoflnlshl119 for all your 1/W or Kodacolor s11apsllots lrl119 your ralls to NORTON'S CAMERA CENTER Sarasota s Phototrophic Hood arters 1481 Ma i n or 2069 Siesta SARASOTA Flower Shop M ake it he bit not en oc c as i on 1219 1 st Street 955-4287 Kue & Karom Billiards --W it h or Wit hout Pockets 6 miles nortll of College 011 U.S.41 Inn '-iOWARDjOJ.I nson'S MOTOR LODGE 6325 N. Trai l 2 blocks nort h o f colleg e Now what do you suppose Kenny are out to get? John & CoKe Paamg in the co'IUts, h e greete d onl y those who greeted lim, for this was the way it had always been. He went to see if there was any mail for him, but it was too early, ashe had expected. The sky was clear e:xcept for faint, soft, white strands of clouds that were hardly there at all, were there only through searching and watching for insignificant things and streaks o f white in blueness. And watching people leave for class and other, unknown, p laces, he th?ught the whiteness was the most Important thing in the world, and a sign for him on this morning. (As you pass, you see me only in my columny. But what of myself do you know or care about? And what is there to see, except the rem.nants of forgotten October afternoons and long, pointless travels and a winter of expectancy? Andean there b

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Pag e 12 By Erich Fromm The Forgotten Language: Modern American Fiction? By LEE W ALLINCFORD Erich Fromm's The FoEt;otten Lan guage may conceivay be classed under "Modem American Fiction. In this rather short volume he treats symbolic language, Freud's and Jung1s theories of dream interpretation, his own theory of sam e, and myths. He differentiates between two main types of symbols: universal and accidental. Universal symbols are those which most people in a culture would recognize, and usually symbolize lDliversal experiLee Wallingford ence or relationships. Examples would be a king representing one's fatheror a valley symbolizing isolation. Accidental symbols have meaning only for the person involved, such as Freud's discussion of a dream in which he identified his uncle with a colleague by mak ing a composite of their faces and then attriblll:ed certain characteristics of the uncle to the colleague. Freud'stheory of dream interpretation is based on the idea that dreams are disguised fulfillments o f irrational wishes springing from the liDC onscious. Jung believes t h a t almost all t h e symbols in a dream are liDiversal and that dreams are de:riv ations of the myths of the collective 1.mconscious of the whole r ace, which is fotmd i n individual. Fromm's theory lS that dreams are sometimes wish fulfillment and sometimes insight and bring out both the best and worst within ourselves. Although the book is mainly con cerned with dreams, Fromm also presents an interesting analysis of the Oedipus myth in terms of a struggle between a matriarchal and apatriarchal form of society. Before the advent of Zeus, the Greeks were apparently a female-oriented culture worshipping the mother goddess Demeter. This form of society was distinguished by the strength of blood ties over marriage ties, a prevalence of emotion over rationality, and a worship of the ere ative powers of the mother earth. It is represented in the myth by Oedipus himself, who finally finds refllge with the mother goddesses at Colonus, and Antigone, who obeys the higher laws of blood ties rather than those of man. Patri archal society is distinguished by worship of gods of the sky and a prevalence of rationality over e motion. Instead of the essential equality of all menfotmd tmder the mother goddess some men must now submit to the alll:hority of others. In the trilogy this form of society is represented by Creon. The basic contrast is between soft and hard, light and dark, emotional and rational. These images are also used in the Taoist conception of Yin and Yang, thus introducing another universal symbol. While this is all very interesting and well written, Fromm then goes on to interpret a Babylonian creation myth, a Kafka novel (fhe Trial} and "Littl e Red Riding Hood" in the same manne r S o meho w the interpretations begin to ring a little false, especially when he claims the rescu e o f Little R e d Riding Hood and the Grandmother from wolf's belly i s an attempt on the part of a mal e to give birth. One of the main points i s that we sometimes have a clearer view of things as they actually are in our dreams than we do in waking life, and that we should act on these insights. .And that is about the only piece oi practical advice the book offers, but the speculation is varied and highly amusing. The Catalyst Oney's 5& 10 Hou sehold and School Supplies 3520 N. Trail JULES MUSIC CENTER "Easy to d e al with" 1 527 Main St. La Belle Nusse Waterproof Mascara from Austria Bea'!tlfies. lu bricates your lashes. t sm.e a r, smart, or s treak Ap..OI I ocator on a tube--plastic carrying c ase-black, b r ow n, charcoal green, dark b lu e $ 1.00 pp. Mon e y ba c k 1 ean Patrice Dept. N.c.. Box 373 Englewood, N J 0763 1 July 15, 196 6 Smith Specialty Co. Wholesale Distributors Sarasota, Florida SARA SOT A CYCLE & KEY SHOP Serving Sarasota Since 1925 1537 State Slreet TRAVEL, INC. Complete Travel Arrangements SPECIAL STUDENT TOURSDOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL 45 S. Palm 958-2114 or South Gate Travel 2841 Siesta Dr. 955-8723 There are now 5 branches of REP CLEANERS. Inc. formerly Perfection Cleaners TO SERVE YOU: MAI N PLAN T : 732 7 N. T am iami Trai l 3557617 WARD P L A Z A : 4221 1 4 th St. W {Bradenton) BEE RIDGE PLAZA: 4116 Bee Ridge Road NEW TOWN: 2712 N Osprey Avenue and also, 2103 Stickney Point Road GOLDEN BlTDDHA RESTAURANT Chinese Food That' s Exotic STEAI\.S CHOPS C()CKTAIL S 7113 N. Tamiami Trail 355-6366


july 15, 1966 he Rain h had been raining constantly for sixdays. Not a cloudburst, not even a heavy downpour, the quasimere iful shower had thoroughly drenched the small community. At first the hadbeen welcomed by the agrarian-minded townshi})*-after all. August is a quite dry and extremely hot month, especially in the Midwest, and this year had been even drier and hotter than usual, so th atthe soU throughoutthe region was thirsting for the cool wet droplets. But lately the land had begun to shed increasing amountsofwater as it gradually filled to capacity un der the consistent downpour. In addition, the rain had increased in intensity, and the danger of flashfloods, hitting with concentrated and deadly force, became ap parent. Even eliminating the possibility of a flashflood, the small river which r.vept through the ceiter of the town had swollen to proportions. On the seventh day, the rain slowed c o n s i d e r a b 1 y to a grey drizzle, and hopes began to climb a bit, but by the eighth day, the downpour renewed. as if it had been :epleniahed by its day of rest. Precautionary steps were supplanted by emergency measures, but there waslittlethatcould be done unless the showers ended. They CODI:inued. The soft pitter-patter of the rain drops upoo. the wooden shingles ctl the roofs, a sound which is norm ally worshipped and revered by the peasants, sooncametobe abhoJred, The constamt pounding seemed to be magnified by the concavity of the roofs---it was useless to attempt to vent me outside the house now. The futlly sandbagged river had overflown its banks early on the eighth day, water covering the area made travel by anything but boat impos sible. Although a handful of in habitants had evacuated to higher ground before the roads had become impassable, the great majority of the citizens were stranded in their homes. Communication services and electric power broke down on the eighth or niDI:h day---it was becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish between night and day, as the storms continued" to increase in intensity and the sky remained continually black with dense thundemeads. Dying transistor radio batteries and an extraorinary amount of static eliminated virtually all news from the "outside" world, but from what little that could be comprehended, the rain Hart seemed to be rather widespread. At least, the populace recalled that showers had blanketed the United States before their communications systems had collapsed, and such static-riddled words as "air planesgrounded" and "ocean-liners lost" crept over the few remaining radios in the town. By the twelfth day, all radios were non-functional. The sheet-like downpour continued, showing no overt signs of slackening, and the debris-strewn brown water continued to rush over the half-submerged town. The only variations from the maddening sound of the rain were fotmd in occasioDal out bursts of crying, terror-filled and The Catalyst Fiction By John Hart panic-laden screams, andhuge explosions of thunder. The rolls of thWlder SOWlded amazingly like gigantic chortles, as if some great practical joke was being played on the community. The rain continued to fall. By the thirteenth day, the water had risen almost to the roofs of most of the houses in the town. Many ofthe families had already moved to the roof-tops in an attempt to escape the muddy wet stuff, but total escape was impossible. Food supplies and health dwindled. A rescue party seemed to be a generally assumed eventuality, but none came. Only at 569 Peacock Street could laughter be heard, as Hymie Rosen bamn, young collector and specialist in field mice, satand chuckled in his attic-laboratory before an empty cage. It was this cage that had contained his two prize mice, which he had been attempting to mate until they mysteriously disappeared two weeks ago just before the rain hadbegWI. At first their disappearance had seemed a severe loss to the proud and doting man, but he now only giggled at the empty cages, as if he were sim ult ane ousl y the straight-man and the audience to some cosmological comedy routine. T h e w at e r h ad now risen to Hymie1s knees, but he seemed oblivious to everything his empty cage and the chortling thunder, both of which ellicited ecstatic and almost insane guffaws from him .... The attendant unlocked Rabbi Rosenbaum's private room and upon entering was somewhat shocked to see water rWining under the closed bathroom door. He rushed into the small room, turned off the shower, and pulled the stopper from the overflowing bathtub. 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Page 14 The Catalyst New College Music I can conceive of an artist who pushes himself toward total dedication to his art, and who goes about this by seeing how deep he can bury himself in his music, or painting, or whatever. Eventually, I would hope, he would learn certain things, and would know better. Music, a topic with which this column occasionally concems itself, is a function of human existence. It is somethingthat people make and people listen to. It is an expressive art, more so, I would say, than the others, but I may be wrong about that. To tie this and the preceding paragraph together, the point is that a musician may practice on his instrument and "improve" his art to a certain extent, After a certain point, all the technique in the world will do you no good, will be wasted, unless you have something to say, some f e e 1 in g to convey. 0 n e g e ts feelings by living. An artist, in the later stages of his development, improves his work, not by refining hispainting, orplaying, orwriting, but rather by intensifying his living. This refines his art. Not just art ists but everyone should try to get more a>undant life any way they Cdll. And then there is the question of ensemble playing (the column is rather random today, as the reader will become more and more aware). lhopethat there are many ofyouwho were able to attend the music festival and watch these small ensembles playing. It is a beautiful thing, all the dynamisms that set up, all the compensating, all the listening that goes on among the performers. It's very difficult, andtakes a great deal of professionalism to bring off. You have tom ake your sound and at the s arne time listen to the sounds that everybody else is making and still have clominant in your thinking the total ensemble SOlDld. To parti cipate is a very satisfying and at the same time a very draining experience, and to witness the performance and really see what is happening can be very educational help you live better. Two things I am very involved with are music and New College. Ihavenot been involved with New College nearly as lon,g as I have been with music, but I still feel a very deep commitment to the school, and will for a long time. (l realize, dear Reader, that my journalistic distance is rlmning in short supply. Please bear with me.) I think there is something amiss at New College. There are students who know their scales very well, students with tremendous facility, students whose technique may be the best in the nation. But that is all we have. There is no New Co 11 e g e community. Where is the well-oiled chamber orchestra that the PR people brag to the nation about? Where is it I've been listening for it all year: The only academic endeavor that goes on around here ( t h at counts) is required, a rehearsal that nobody wants to attend. I came here to play in a band, to Cassell perform, to astound the educational world with a complete and completely sane approach to higher education. Maybe the faculty and administration think that this is what we have here, but I certain ly don't, and there are several others who don't. I think that all we have is a bunch of individual drummers, each in his own little corner, laying down his own beat, and you just can't play with that many tempos going. Nobody cares, nobody listens, nobody even hears the noise that it all makes. There is nothing to bring us together. We have no conductor, only the metronome of the core programs, and none of the students has the least bit oflove forthe core programs. We need to know what the name of the tune is, and what key. As hokey as it may sound, I need to be shown the relevance of a matter to my life before I will look at it more than once. I can't play a note that's not on my hom. But I don't think that the people in control are very upset. So far it seems that they don't want a con cert at all. All they want is a program with all the names and instruments and the selections and the CCT scores on it, to show to the pltl'OIIt, to prove that there is a New College. "See! We have a beautiful con cert here. We have the program to prove it. See the terribly difficult selections. See the high scores. See? See?" Ken Moore lilUU Room 344 let HERTZ put in thr drher's '>t'at! Drive a Hertz ccr home this summer on the free-wheeling plan or with the special long trip rates. This cor hos passed our 16-point safety ond performance test. @ Introducing a used car guarantee without any "you pay half, we pay half" nonsense. Most used cor dealers sell their cars with 50-50 guarantees. 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July 15, 1966 The Catalyst Sundays And Cybele An Incredibly Magical World By LAWRENCE PAULSON In an incredibly sensual, magical world of trees and a pond and a deserted pagoda deep in a park live the enchanted lovers of this week's movie, the French film Sundat? and Cybele. And the fact that t e lovers are a lonely, deserted twelve-year-old girl and a mentally crippled thirty-year-old war veteran only adds to the atmosphere of magic and unreality. This is no Lolita, or, if it is, it is a story entirely free from Nabokov's cynicism and savage humor. It is a gentle, tragic, beautiful, entirely unforgettable tale told with consummate cinematic skill. Director Serge Bourguignon has cast the fine actor Hardy Kruger in the role of the young man, Pierre, scarred mentally by the war, suffering from amnesia, who sees a little girl (played superbly by Patricia Coni, one of the most beautiful children you'll ever see) brought to a convent school by her father. He learns that her father has deserted her, and comes on the visiting day, Sunday, to tell her. He promises her he will visit her every S u n day and they wander through the beautiful park, claiming trees for their own, and fall in love. He is like a child himself, and every week they throw stones into the pond and watch the widening rings: that is their home. Pierre's mistress, played perceptively by Nicole Courcel, hears of what is going on and is shocked, but Pierre's understanding sculptol' friend assures her all is innocent. One Sunday she follows them to the park, them, and smiles. it is, this is not. .-fOv.e the world can under sta d or accept. The tragedy reaches its culmination on a symbolic Christmas Eve, and the ending of the film is cathartic in its impact. The film has scenes of incredible beauty. The c am e r a travels in graceful sweeps overthe surface of the pond, watching the wind lift and toss the watel'. It looks through "a piece of a star" and sees myr arkling worlds. The earth itse1 1 e to sing in an almost pagan apprec1 oi the pure joys of the world. There lS music in the sound of stones skipping across a frozen pond. Both literally and figuratively, the spirits of the earth speak tothe lovers. Music is used especially effectively in the film. Not only the. origin a 1 score, by Maurice Jarre, who composed the music to Lawrence of but Bach and Gregorian Chants lend p e rf e c t 1 y to the s e n s e of the screen's images. And the effect of the music at the very end (negated somewhat by the poor quality of this print) is responsible in large measure for the effectiveness of the end itself. Some critics have seen an unfortunate ambiguity in the events leading to the film's conclusion. Yet on 1 y complete disregard for what has gone on before could produce any serious objections to the sequence of events. Sundays and winner of an Academy the best foreign film of 1962, is a superb movie, and a fitting climax for New College's film program. MOVIES BRADENTON (2305 9th St. WBradenton) Fri-Sat: "Winter AGo-Go" and "Night of the Gris ly" and "The Sons of Katy El der"; Sun-TueS: "Harum-Scar um" and "Lady L"; Wed-Thum "Frankenstein Conquers the World" and "Tarzan and the Valley ofGold"; "What's New Pussycat?" CAPRI (Downtown Bradenton) Fri-Wed: "Nevada Smith"; Thurs: "Munster Go Home." A Scene From The Film Money. Can only buy prosperity LET US tOOK AFTER YOURS SARASOTA 8ANK t TRusr CoMPANY -AT MAIN AND ORANGE Member FDIC The Best 1n Charcoal Broiling 3709 N. Tamiami Trail FRANK'S BARBER SHOP 4 BARBERS Next to 7, On U.S. 41 Page 15 RIP VAN WINKLE BOWLING Student Rates Before 6 P.M. 7007 North Trail The year ot the YAMAHA Spring could be really great this year if you're on a hot new Twin Jet 100. The Twin Jet 100 is the swingin' thing for spring. Double everything ... 2 cylinders, 2 carburetors, 2 exhaust pipes ... for more GO. Safety award-winning waterproof and dustproof brakes provide stopping power. The styiing has that no-nonsense look, lean and racy like a 250cc World Grand Prix Champion Yamaha. Springtime is swingt1me ... don't waste another second of 1t. If you can ride a bicycle, you can ride a Yamaha. So stop 1n and ride out on a Yamaha Twin Jet 100. Once you're in the Swinging World you'll know why Yamaha, with proven oil injection, is the top-selling 2-stroke in the U .S. See us today. ,JI"C'f' Jfl/ Discover the Swinging World of Yamaha at Cycle Center sales RENTAL service 2114 17th Street 958-1401 CINEMA (Bayshore Plaza) FriWed: ''Stagecoach";Thurs: "As sault on the Queen." SARASOTKS OLDEST AND LARGEST BANK TRAIL (6801 N. Trail)Fri-Tues: "Born Free" and "Boeing Bo eing";Wed-Thurs: "Around the World UndertheSea" and "Made in Paris." SUBURBAN andTROPICALstill closed from storm damage PALMER FIRST NATIONAL BANK AND TRUST COMPANY MEMBER FEDERAL DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM


Page 16 The Catalyst Students and VISTA Join To Aid Migrant Workers By GLENDA CIMINO The problem is a severe one. Probably most New College students are not even aware it exists. Like many social problems, this one has no simple solutions. But it does have a group of people who an interested in doing something about it--interested enough to instigate a program of alleviation. Among the interested are four New College students--Hilay Blocksom, Inge Fnyklund, Joan Schnabel, and Dave Rogg. The group is VISTA; the problem revolves around the Negro migrant They have electricity--but all plumbing is outside--one faucet for every four houses. The houses are rented from the growers. 11 Unfortunately, the migrant situtation in Fruitville is not an exceptional case. "The situation here was much worse before VISTA came, 11 Rick Gibbs told the local "volunteers, 11 including young people from local high schools. "Before, therewasnomedical care at all, and the migrants were completely isolated from the local population. 11 an independent study project on migrants before she actually became involved in tutoring. Progress here has been slow, and not always sure. But it continues. "I intend to work with the VISTA group again next year, '1 Hilary said. "I hope to have more time then. 11 '0STA will also welcome new parttlme volunteers. If anyone is interested. Really interested. Right: begins. Tallevast--where VISTA July 15, 1966 Cimino In Sarasota them a in migrant work available is planting celery, tomatoes, and strawberries. The working "season" actually begins in October, when migrants start working their way up the Eastem seaboard. Work hours are hard and long, and pay is low. Migrants do not have the organization necessary to demand basic rights, like a minimum wage law. "A group in New Jersey is trying to organize labor unions for migrants, 11 Hilary stated. "Florida is an especially bad place for migrant labor. There is no minimum wage law that covers migrants. Th;: growers manage to knock down or circumvent legislation. 11 Migrants frequently earn $900 or less a year. In one place growers agreed to a minimum wage of $125 an hour in the summer, Year -end 'Collapse' Has Been Unique laborers in Fruitville; the program is a teaching effort--for the adults, classes in home economics, health anJ child care. For the children, there is individual tutoring in reading and math. The program is or ganized by Rick Gibbs, VISTA worker and graduate of Wesleyan University. By Dr. GEORGE MAYER (Editor's note: Dr. Mayer, professor of history and an outspoken member of the college community, voiced the following opinions to first-year students prior to a social science basic course lecture Tuesday.) zd contact with the academic staff fell off during the third term at a rate approaching a geometric pro gression. A handful of students resisted the trend but the bulk of them were invisible except at the evening meal. The situation would be more hopeful if the academic boycott had been confined "Wetry to detennine the educa tional level of each child first, explained Hilary, who tutors a little girl. "Some of the children have emotional problems as well as educational ones. The ages of the children we tutor, individually, range from first to eighth grade level. It is difficUlt--we don't have many good texts, but they seem to want our help. 11 t h e off -s e as o n W i th Fall, however, wages dropped again to 70 or less, to continue through the planting season. Migrants seldom deal directly with growers. They are recruited and paid by crew leaders, who provide bus transportation--and deduct a goodly amount of profit from migrant wall;eS. "Sometimes 1deductiow' are made for Social Security--although the migrant worker, unsuspecting, may not even have a Social Security card, "Hilary commented. She did to uninteresting courses and unim-The closing months of any col-aginative professors. Lamentably, lege year feature a deterioration of student morale. Restlessness, all programs were involved--in-the pressure of examinations, and eluding some that received praise physical exhaustion invariably take from the students t b ems e I v e s their toll. But the collapse at New Many of the first year students point "Living conditions in Fruitville are much worse than Newtown. College has been unique because to the imminence of examinations it started so early and gained mo-as an excuse for non-participation, mentum so rapidly. Class attend-but this excuse would hardly apply Is us Good Guy In ... By KENJI ODA But whetherthe bad guy is Peking, taking place--elections that were The Associated Press's William d f Hanoi, or Moscow, the overwhelm-provi ed or in the 1954 Geneva L. Ryan a s k e d in an article ap-t ing cooviction of political writers agreemen s. pearing in yesterday's St. Petersseems to be that we have done our The Viet Cong--admittedly Com-burg Times, "What is the key to d share in achievina a peace, and mumst--was organiZe as an armed peace in Viet Nam?" -o t..-1 f D that it is the other side that's got reuc: orce against iem. Inter-With typical AP objectivity (or t' th 1 the world hung up. ven lOll was up to at pomt main y is it faulty editing by The American. Ryan then proceeded to see if he Everyone wants peace in Viet Admitting then that our intentions could put the blame for the Viet N ld 1 n V1'et Nam are to see that 1't re-N d dlock am, or so it wou seem. Hanoi am ea on every nation ind d mains outside the communist pow-volved except one--the good old says 1twantsto negot1ate1 provi e u.s. of A. the U.S .. declare a bombing truce; er bloc, we might still look hope-"TheCommunists," Ryan quotes Washington says it wants to nego-fullytowardthepossibilityof a ne-President Johnson as saying, "must tiate, provided Hanoi and/or Pegotiated settlement of some sort. h h u d s king stop their "aggression"; and in Febl".tary, 1965, while the recogruze t at t e mte tates Russian Prime Minister was visit-will meet its obligations as a Pa-just about everybody else is busy ciiicpower, that conquest by force sending "peace missions" to see if ingHanoi and Peking was accusing is a losing proposition, that the ec-they can somehow bring about what Russia of attempting to surrepti-onomic and political stren!l;tb of all agree should happen. tiously promote a settlement in free Asian nations is growing, and President Johnson says we are in VietNam, the U.S. started bomb-that reconciliation among enemies., Viet Nam "to permit a young na-ing North Vietnam. Two months while now seemingly a long way tion to develop its own destiny. 11 later, Hanoi talked about a :reconoff, is n e cess a r y to any lasting Yet, it was the government of Ngo vening of the 1954 Geneva Confer-peace. DinhDiem--with our military and ence, which ended the French "The United States has put it up political support--that in the 1950's fighting in VietNam; our President toRedChinatomatch conciliatory smashed all political opposition replied, "We will not withdraw, gestures with simi 1 a r Peking and installed itself as a dictator-either openly or under the cloak moves, Ryan continues, indicat-ship in South Vietnam, effectively of meaningless agreement, 11 and ing his choice as to who holds "the preventing general elections for promptly sent another 15, 000 sol-key. the unification of Viet Nam from diers into the battle. In July of last year, Hanoi hinted at a settlement along the lines of settlement agreed to in 1962 in Laos; we raised our commitment by SO, 000 men. Last December, Ambassador Goldberg was told by the Italians that Hanoi would like to negotiate but only if bombing of the North were not stepped up; our Air Force bombed the Haiphong area for the first time soon after. Such a list could go on and on. The latest incident occurred during our raids on North Vietnamese petroleum storage areas. A personal envoy of French President de Gaulle was grounded on his way to Hanoi by the attack, and a highlevel Hanoi delegation happened to be in Peking at the time. Of course, we have made significant peace overtures, including an extended cease-fire last winter, but the U.S. seems to have fallen into a streak of bad timing, at the very least. Certainly our tactics have made the North Vietnamese wary of submitting to negotiations. Above all else, they do not want to appear to desert the Viet Cong, who have been ignored politically by the U.S. If we must conclude, then, that perhaSDS Washington isn 1t really sure it wants to negotiate at this point, then we must ask, what is its policy? The New Republic wams, "The President is mesmerized by voices telling him that just one more tum of the escal;tion screw will "de feat aggression. Then peace will come--on our terms. 11 The magazine continues, "Mr. Johnson is acting out his determination to preserve South Vietnam as a client state, close to China, so that there may be another link in a solid chain that includes South Korea, Formosa, and Thailand. The well-being of the Vietnamese is a secondary concern. They must serve our purpose--the military containment of Peking. That is the objective, and it is non-negotiable. If the President, Congress, and the Armed Forces all feel we must hold South Viet Nam for strategic purposes, perhaps there is something to that contention. But is it necessary to make fools of ourselves in.the process? been just as apathetic toward their academic responsibilities. It is difficult to avoid the cone 1 us i on that many students lack interest in what college has to offer. The existence of an academic plant, a library, and a faculty s e e m s irrelevant to their needs. The kind of academic cramming that has followed on the heels of academictoiporcould be engaged in just as well through a correspondence course. The one thing that would be lacking is intervisitation, and the tremendous expense of running a college is hardly justified to perform this service. The Y.M.C.A. and the Y.W.C.A. could handle inteNisitation as acceptably as New College if they were reorganized and imbued with a proper sense of permissiveness. The cumulative impact of this e x p e ri e n c e calls into question some of the assumptions on which the New College experiment has been based. It was believed that a high ratio of faculty to students wouldprovide the optimum of individual attention and what the catalogue refers to as-"an encounter of first class minds. This confrontation has simply not materialized on the scale anticipated. The first class minds may actually exist but they have been as remote from each other as the "windowless monads" of Leibnitz. A second article of faith has been a touching confidence in the maturity and self-motivation of students. It was assumed that they would arrive on the campus with a fully developed system of moral values and the intellectual tenacity to stalk know ledge relentlessly. Without going into the dreary details, it will be enough to say that most students have been unable to bring their academic responsibilities and their social appetites into a workable balance. It is more realistic to blame the assumptions rather than the students forth is state of affairs. Like stud e n t s of the same age at any other colleges, the New College students came to us at different s t a g e s of intellectual and emotional maturity. Despite their native intelligence and sophistication, many of them were bewildered, insecure individuals who needed guidance. The fact that theywereunaware of the need did not make guidance less necessary. The consequences of this omission were compounded by the fanciful expectation that all students would know what they wanted out of college. Some did, but more did not. The latter enrolled because they saw no sociologically acceptable alternative to college. It does not follow, however, that the aimless and irresolute are immune to education. They are merely incapab 1 e of formulating meaningful goals out of their own resources. The current philosophy is intended to hasten maturity, but in too many cases it produces the opposite effect. It is easier to d i a g nos e troubles than to produce cures. On the other hand, the status quo at New College does not provide the optimum conditions for high student and faculty morale.

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