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Volume II Number 9 Published b Sarasota or ida Lonely dutifully trudg_es back and forth along the east end of the construc_hon stte. A second picket was stationed on the north boundary. The pickets were protesting the hiring of non-union labor by Bob's United Steel, one of the sub-contractors for Phase II. N o v em Work Stops In Protest Of Non-union Workers More than two dozen workers walked off their jobs on the Phase II construction yesterday, as pickets protested the hiring of non-union iron workers. Planning Officer Ralph S t y 1 e s however, th:rt construction wowacontinue today. Plwnbers, carpenters, electricians, lathers, sheet metal workers and general laborers all walked off the job when two pickets from the Iron W o r k e r s U n i on showed up at the construction site yesterday afternoon. The only workers who remained on the job were five non-union iron workers. The pickets canied placards that read: "Bob's United Steel are (sic) undermining wages, hours and working conditions established in this area by Iron Workers Local 397. "We have no dispute with any other employer," the sigru said. Bob's United Steel is a rub-con tractor for Graham Contracting Co., the general contractor for Fhase II construction. The head of local 397 in Sarawta told The Catalyst yesterday afternoon he didn 1t know anything about the pickets. "Call our Tampa office. "his answering ser vice suggested. financing the project in part, all wages had to be approved by the Dept. of Labor. Apparently Styles and Graham were not the only ones caught off guard by the walkout. George Jamieson, head of Car-1114 SEC Hears Timetable The pickets, who have not worked on the Hamilton Court project, confirmed they had orders from Tampa. Styles said he was "surprised 11 that the p i c k e t s showed up, and "annoyed" that they did so with out forewaming. ll'lfiiESHfll/lt t:afPIT/Pit CrMIImi.liiT"" If IIPIII!Kll! ilfAI. m For lntervisitation 'Fiat' However, Robert Graham, head of the general contracting firm has eaid off all the workers who left m sympathy with the pickets, Styles said, and construction will have been resumed today--with a new crew, if necessa.IY. The Student Executive Committee Wednesday heard Chairman Mike Cassell announce a "time table for the intervisitation fiat. In the timetable Cassell outlined e v e n t s lea ding up to a vote on a possible change in intervisitation rules. Thos includ< .. :. /Vfonday, the publishing of a "compendium of opinion" on intervisitation. Cassell gave no indication at the meeting, but preswnably the compcndwn will consist of student opinion. Tuesday, first-year girls will meet with upperclass girls at Mrs. Gresham Riley's. OnNov. 14, Cassell said, Vice President Paul Davis "and the people in the ad ministration building will have a position paper" on intervisitation Then "either next Wednesday, 11 Cassell said, "we (the SEC) will vote, orthe following Wednesday." He said the SEC "will vote in the light of the results of a questionnaire" on intervisitation to be answered by students. The questionnaire will be prepared by D avid Pini, Ray Bennett and Karen Fryklund. Cassell A lengthy discussion followed the presentation of t h e "timet-able. During the discussion, Assistant Dean Arthur Miller cautioned the students a b out a possible period during which student and administration rules on intervisitation would be different. He said such a condition could result from the course outlined by Cassell if the SEC voted to change the intervisitation rule and the administration rule remained the same. M i 11 e r also said, "The student body is going to vote for whatever it can get away with. Secondyear representative Jerry Neugarten said he doubted this and indicated he had not yet made up his own mind how he would vote. He and other members of the SEC stressed the value of the compendium and position papers in educating students to do the right thing. In other business the committee heard Judicial Committee chairman Steve Hall report the changeover from W ackhenhut proctors to Sarasota Security Patrol under Bob Ritchie. Ritch i e began as proctor last night. There was no actual personnel change, however, since James Murphy resigned from Wackhenhut and went to work with Ritchie in order to stay on the job at New College. The hours of the proctor will rem a in unchanged, Hall said, although Ritchie will aiTive on campus at approximately 8 pm each nl,ght: :and rt.ay for 10 or rninuteS. Hall also said he had received five complaints about persons on motorcycles starting their machines close to the dorms and causing excessive noise late at night. He said, "unless there arc strong and worthwhile objections people will be informed their bikes will be chained for 24 hours" for parking their bikes within 50 feet of the dorms after quiet hours. There was some discussion of this proposal but no strong objections. Kenji Oda, chairman of the House Committee, reported he and Pini had been "put on the faculty architectural co=ittee. 11 Pini reported the Academic Committee spent most of its time at a long meeting Tuesday discussing first-year academic requirements. He also said the Academic Committ e e had voted to endorse the majority proposal of the faculty committee on transcripts. Financial Committee chairman Jerry Neugarten reported fourthyear scholarship support will not be available from the college except in cases of illness. He said the policy was initially a decision of the trustees and had been "made official by the Academic Council." He also reported on the breakdown u s M rs. To Will Send E lmendorf Do mini can Mrs. John Elmendorf, the president's wife, will spend three weeks in the Dominican Republic as a special emissary of the State Dept. Mrs. Elmendorf received notification Friday that the tsureau ot Educational and Cultural Affairs has approved an Am eric an Spe cialists $1;fant for the trip. A definite confirmation of when the trip will take p l a c e has not b e en received, Mrs. Elmendorf told The Catalyst last night. She has notified the State Dept. that she w o u 1 d be available for the mission the last week in November and the first two weeks of December. During her visit, Mrs. Elmendort will "consult with women leaders and explore ways of assisting or(Continued on page 3, column 2) of student work grants, and the reduction of yearly costs by $300. The SEC also made several more or less minor changes in its modes of procedure and approved the membership of two committees which were tentatively appointed lart week. Novelists T o Speak At Forum Tonight Novelists Mr. and Mrs. Borden De a 1 will speak at the forum tonight. He is the author of 12 novels, and me has written six. One of Deal's novels, "Dunbar's Cove, 11 was made into the movie "Wild by Ella Kazan. Mrs. Deal, who is known as Babs Deal, has written four books placed in the fictional town of Bellefonte, Ala. Deal, 44, was bom in Pontotoc. Miss and was raised in a town 30 miles northeast of William Faulkner's hometown of 0 x ford. His novel, "The Insolent Breed," is the basis of the musical "A Joyful N o is e which will open in New York Dec. 10. "I don't think we'll have trouble finding non-union workers, "Styles said. Under Florida's "right to work" law, contractors arc not required to hire union labor. nor do unions have t:o re5pect: t:he picket lineo: of other striking unions. Styles noted that although Graham is a non-union contractor, he pays all workers lmion-5:Cale wages. Because the federal gove=ent is venters Local 1383 in Bradenton had four men on the job told The Catalyst yesterday evening he was"unawarc"hismenhad left the job. Thenon-1mion iron workers com pleted t:he particular job 1n progress yeac-N.ay, Sty1es noted:. and w-111. not be needed Wltil the roof of the auditoriwn is ready to be poured. No-one, including the pickes seemed to know if the picketing would continue today. Trustee Meeting Will Be Exceptionally Important Next week's trustee meeting will be "exceptionally important" for the future of the college, Vice President Paul Davis said yesterday. The first of the year's two full board meetings will begin Thursday at 9 am in general session. Another general session will be held Friday. Davis said, "This will be an exceptionally important meeting because there are so many big decisions to be made on the growth of the college." Saying the agenda has been set "only in general terms, 11 the vice president did not elaborate on why the meeting will be unusually important. The board's Educational Policy and Personnel Committee, chaired by Mrs. Nell Eurich, will meet Wednesdaybeforethe full meeting to "work on faculty matters," Davis said. Among other things, the committee w i 11 consider faculty tenure. Thursday at 5: 30 pm the trustees and their wives (or husbands) are in v i t e d to dine as guests of the students at a buffet in College Hall. According to Davis, the buffet was arranged at the request of representatives of the Student Executive Committee. Approximately 25 of the board's 31 members will attend the twoday meeting, the vic e president said. New Rings Arrive Replacements for the original slipment of :tl college rings ordered last year arrived Monday. According to Karle Prendergast, who is in charge of distributing the rings the workmanship is "much bette'r, 11 than that of the first shipment. The original shipment of the rings three weeks ago was found Wlac ceptable due to a variety of imperfections in the rings. Karle said new orders for school rings will be taken by the bookstore in the near future. Supplement Available To Mail Subscribers Accreditation Team Visits NC Volume 2 of The Catalyst Literary Supplement appears with this issue. The Supplement will not be sent to those persons who regularly receive the paper through the mail. Any subscriber who wishes toreceive this issue and/ or subsequent issues is asked to send his request in writing within two weeks to: A three-man inspection team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) arrived on campus Wednesday to evaluate New College's application for membership in the SACS as an accredited institution. Above, the visitors talk with college officials and guests over dinner. The Catalyst Litera!Y Supplement, New College, P.O. Box 1898, Sarasota, Florida 33578


-Page 2 Editorials Only One Benefit The only benefit which can be derived from the intensive consideration of intervisitation outlined at the Student Executive Committee meeting Wednesday is the realization on the part of the students of the necessity of intervisitation rules. Whatever the "flaws11 in the present system maybe, it would benefit the students--and the college--more in the long run to maintain the system as it is instead of Jeopardizing greater things (such as the success of the college) in order to create an idealistically perfect and palatable absence of intervisitation rules. We don't believe it would be "inconsistent with the ideals of New College" for the system to be maintained as it is now-for the students to obey the rules as they stand. Excessively liberal rules do not necessarily go hand in hand with a liberal education. For the students to solve their own "integrity crisis" (having to enforce a rule they don't like) by doing away with the intervisitation rule, will do little to solve the integrity crisis of New College as it was outlined by the President. That "integrity crisis" can only be solved by the students obeying a "reasonable" or "defensible'' intervisitation rule. Union's Mistake "Organized labor is getting out of hand," one student was heard to say in an economics class yesterday. Although trivial on a national perspective, what happened at the construction site of Hamilton Court yesterday was one example of "out-of-hand-ness. We feel the Iron Workers Union made a mistake in picketing the Phase ll construction for the following reasons: (1) the wages paid the non-union iron workers were set by the Dept. of Labor and are in line with national wage scales, contrary to the pickets' claim that Bob's United Steel is "un:Iennining" wages in this area; (2) the union waited tmtil the non-union v.orkers were }1st about finished with their job before picketing The picketing proved to be a surprise to evetyone on the construction site. College officials, the contractor, and even theheadoflronWorkersLocal397 in Sarasota denied having prior knowledge of the picketing. If the Iron Workers area officers in Tampahadcheckedwith those involved first, the trouble might have been avoided. The Catalyst Letters S:Jd Commentary Dear Editor, I don 1t want to preach about the sanctity of private property, or to delve into the morals behind borrowing a bike from the East campus for a few minutes. (BoiTOwing, by the way, connotes an intention to return to about the same place in about the same condition. ) I have no quarrel with boiTOwing. However, it seems to me that the when ''borrowed" Ironically, it seems organized labor has in this instance ODl hlllt itlelf. fl,Q aa 1111th_e._ ............. many of those union sympathizers who walked off the job yesterday will probably find themselves out of a job. And, of course, the non-union workers stayed on the job, completed their tasks, and got paid anyway. On a national level, we do not demean the successes of organized labor in raising the real standard of living among its members. But yesterday's incident illustrates the dangers of a "closed shop"--management must hire union labor only--in which one irresponsible tmion can stymie an entire industrial plant. Govemment seems to have little comptmction against cracking down on monopolistic practices of big business; yet organized labor, which enjoys govemment-sanctioned monopoly status in many areas of this cotmtry, seems usually to find the govemment ju:>t a little bit more patient. Labor's right to organize is certainly important, but govemment must begin to be as firm with tmions as it is with management. Gerald. E. .Ford (Rep., Mich: ), House m1nonty leader, was in Sa rasota yesterday to speak at a "ral ly" for Joe Lovingood, Republican candidate for Congress from this district. Why Ford came was very much a mystery to those of us who attended. Of the approximately 48 people there, almost half were students from New College. Only two newspapers bothered to send reporters. Notably absent were reporters from the newspapers in Sarasota and Bradenton. It is doubtful any money was raised for Lovingood's campaign fund. In fact, whether or not the cost of Ford's trip even was met, has to be questioned. bikes are left on the opposite side of the c amp us from which they are taken, or are retumed damaged. There have been cases where a bike "borroweq, and returned with a flat tire, leaving_ the nominal owner (i.e., the one who bought it) to foot the bill for re pair of the communal bike. Worse is the case where a bike has a flat tire and is borrowed, and ridden, thus ruining the tire. W it h the intelligence that the N.c. student body is supposed to exhibit, I'm afraidthatlcan1t The subject ofF ord's speech was the inflation now threatening the American economy. Because of the war in Vietnam, the United States is faced by the classic guns versus butter situation The Johnson administration has failed to recognize this and is overspending domestically, Ford charged. With prices, three pos sible avenues of action are: a cut in non-military federal Sp!nding, tax increases, or riding the inflation out and possibly into a recession. The answer, according to Ford, is a cut in non-military spending. Tax rates are all time high levels, In the Defense of Dialogue By OillCK HAMIL TON Far be it from me to defend the "anachronism and unreality" of a man who "makes himself sound like a paranoid Bircher." Yet Mr. Orlofsky1s article on Goldwater and the GOP is found to be seriously lacking. To shape "the issues, the politics, and the dominant thoughts of the times" in any meaningful way, one must approach the usual overstatement, emotionalism and and lack of documentation of pol iticians with a sense of forced toleration. But more, these political simplifications must be submitted to critical dialogue. Otherwise, issues, politics, and thought become a whitewash: fraught with either unquestioned acceptance or blank rejection of raw issues. ForGoldwatertouse "dishonesty" as the theme of his speech is merely a political emotionalism. But it is not entirely without meaning. Simply put, it is a charge of evasion of certain considerations or issues that Goldwater holds to be impor tant. He is "what the devil is g_oing on. In this context, the charge of "dishonesty" is an irrel evant issue to the extent that it contingent upon the validity of the other issues raised. Mr. Goldwater's comment on Vietnam referred to the 1964 elec-tion. During the campaign he stressed the fact that the United States was in Vietnam, men were being killed there, we had reasons to be there, and we had better face up to the consequences of the sit uatio!h All this Mr. Johnson denied bysayingthatthe United States did not intend to get involved in a shooting war. To say, as Steve does, that attacks on American naval craft caused our involvement would seem to imply a cerlain msbness(triggerhappiness?) on the President's part. Indeed, it is important to note that the official Administration rational behind our involvement in Vietnam is just an updated version of the Kennedy White Paper on Vietnam in Dec. 1961. It implies no raslmess and confirms the very position that Goldwater took and Johnson denied. It is hard to believe that the President suddenly became "enlight ened" on the content of the White Paper after the election. The former Senator's criticism of Sec. of Deimse Fobert MeN amara is indeed vague and all-encompassing. It is grossly unjust, however, to discount it as not to be taken seriously. And mention of some sort of private war between Goldwater and MeN a mara is not to the point; I don't even remember the subject of missiles and bombers even being brought up. The issue deserves serious discussion, for documented criticism of Sec. MeN amara has filled many pages of the Congressional Record, reports from all parts of the Arnled Forces, and the columns d TheN ew York Times Military Editor, Hanson Baldwin. Hamilton The "crescendo of incredulity" which "seems to border on the ridiculous" concems Goldwater's comments on the denial and cause of inflation by the Administration. Yet Goldwater is supported by the rest of Paul Samuelson's Newsweek column (which Steve quotes) in hiS contention that the Johnson Administration and Treasury Secret:uy Fowlerhave, ifnotdenied, at best played down the inflation until this relatively late date to correct it. In addition, Samuelson's three causes of this inflation in no way refutes Goldwater's charge that it is basically the Administration's fault. His three causes can be reduced to a common denominator: govemment fiscal, credit, and monetacy policy. And it is that common denominator that caused, shouldhavecorrected, is now correcting, and can correct our present 6% annual inflation. Any statement about an increase in crime is an empirical truth; any statement about increasing immorality is a relative value judgment, and any statement about the radical left is another one of those political emotionalisms which merely denotes individuals of another ideological strain. But as the Gallup Polls show, concern over increased crime is multiplying. It is, in this connection, most appropriate to question the Administration's lack of action (and possible positive actionsneednot encroach on one's ideological concept of the role of government). It is also open to debate as to the harmful effects of recent Supreme Court decisions. These issues have to be decided by discussion, not by dogmatism either for or against. Goldwater's political emotionalisms are hard enough to endure; a statement like "paranoid Bircher" is intolerable. November 4 1966 believe that these people are too realize the damage they re causing--! can only conclude thaty since it doesn't beloxw to them, they don 1t care abo damaging it. Tltis may not be the same type of "crisis of integrity" that President Elmendorf s p o k e of, and it certainly won 1t raise the righteous indignation of the student body, but when you have a group as closely lmit as ;., J\T. c., it's a sad commentary that more and more bikes have locks. (signed) Frank Ceo as are interest rates, and no one wants inflation and/ or possible re cession, he went on; however, the administration refuses to cut do mestic spending on non-essential programs. On six major appropriation bills, Republicans voted 95 percent of the time for a five percent across the board cut, Ford said. Over five and a half billion dollars would have been cut if the legislation had been passed, he said, thereby halting inflation. Because of the overwhelming Democratic majority, these cuts were defeated. Ford's comments on general inflation and its causes naturally led him to conclude that the solution is the election of a Republican congress. Ford was somewhat disappointing. He lacks the charisma of Barry Goldwater. Nor was he willing to make the slashing partisan attack that Goldwater had made twelve days before in his speech. I{He made his points using both logic and documented facts, something Goldwater neg lected to do. Ford came through as the seasoned politician who weighs the impact of each word. Flnt Class Honor Ratiag Associat,.d Coll,.giate Preu Vol. 3, Number 9 November 4, 1966 Published weekly bystudentsatNew College (except for three weeks from mid-December through the first week in janwuy and six weeks in July and August). Subscriptions: $5.00 per year (43 !s.rues) or 15 per copy. Address subscription orders, chance of ad dress notices and undeliverable copies to: The Catalyst/New College/Post Office Box 1898/Sar.sota, Florida 33578. Application tom ail at second-dass postage rates pending at Sarasota, Florida. Tel. 355-5406. Editor Tom Todd Assoc. Editor .... Kenji Oda Business George Finlller Edna W all Childress, Glenda Cimino, John Cranor, Cltety l He$$1 Allan] aworsld. Pearl Lefkovtts, Tom Manteutral Cltetyl McWhOJter, Abby Mi.semer, Kay Moller, laurie Paulson, Mary l.ou PhlUIJlll, Molly Sanford, Kati,. Smith, Cheryl White


rrk Literary Supplement Volume l, Number 2 Wedding Autwnn raced over the fields and forests with wild gypsy clouds, riding the wind. It whispered in the fields and rippled the brooks and laughed in the treetops and was gone over the hills. In its trail leaves danced in the grey sky, swept along by the storm wind that harvested a thousand other colours from each tree it touched. Half-closinghis eyes, the Traveller watched the tatteredcolours, feltthembrushhisface, heldout his hand and caught them. Soft red, a parchment yellow, and a living green. He laughed at the thought of elven tailors making tiny jerkins of the bright leaves and let his handful escape into the wind. Soft paws crushed the tiny moss flowers as the wolf walked silently behind. The grey of stonn sky and night fog was in his coat and his eyes shone in the dusk like amathystine lights. For a moment he gazed at his master, a towering figure all swirling cloak and black hair, then nosed the soft leather of his boot in casual greeting. The Traveller touched the wolf' s head and they moved into the deepening darkness of the wood, as quiet as the wind and no less swift. Rain was in the air as they entered the forest, and soontheycouldhearadistantpattering as the first drops hit the leaves high above them. The two companions strode on, the wolf seeming to glide over the \Uleven gro=d with its twisting roots, holes, burrows and branches while his master stepped from hillock to hillock and stone to stone, never breaking the pace. When the little night things that scurried among the leaves sensed their coming they hid. Those who peeped out saw only shadows and heard a faint rustling to mark their passage. Thus the two hurried off into the night. The woods grew darker, the ancient twisted boles of elder trees grew thicker about the path, and the leaves piled higher. Wind raced through the forest bearing sharp drops of the rain that fell harder and the moaning of the trees' old bodies joined with the distant thunder. From time to time the wolf glanced at his companion as they walked, but saw no sign that the man was willing to stop. Something in the thunder or the coldness of the wind urged the wolf to hide, and brought him a peculiar fear he had neve-r lle altar. The dry leg of a decayed table served as a torch, and in its light the man examined the altar. Portraits in debased Roman styl e of saints adomed it, and a great cross of corroded silver stood on its smooth top. He laid out the wet cloak to dry, seated himself at the altar's call':d the wolftohim. The beast lay down bes1de h1m and m the warm dryness of the old shrine they slept. The wolf was awake first, hackles up, a growl in his throat. Hiscompanionleaptup and raised the smoulderingtorchhigh. Pethapsthe fantasies that troubled his sleep had roused him, but the wolf also stood alert. There was another creature in the chapel. With a snarl the wolf leapt into the shadows and there was a that dissolved into sobbing before the man brought hlS light andsawthewolf standing over the trembling fonn of a woman. For a second he touched the silver chain at his neck, then bent down to look at her. Hardly more than a girl she was, wi'th. fine., pale features and long hair brown as fertile ea.rt.h.. He l.Uted h e r and bTO'Usht he: r \:o \.he. altar but when he sought to put her down, she clung iD tean. He held her ior a momeDt. Her clothes, .... ....,............. ..... ... Slle lautJt wfda .... .,..IIi. -Jae ........... nakeciiD the tCIIdallpt, aDII then Jae Wl'appecl .lael' iD .lafl own coat. He sat down again and the woU, without reteDtment went andsniffedher, then lay down by his master. He looked in her eyes and she came to him. As he held her she saw the worry in his face as he heard the the storm without. It battered the chapel whose walls shook with peals of thunder that rang throughout the heavens like great hom. blasts. There was a terrible music in the tempest and as it raged she began to speak. A trembling voice that was low and oddly accented, hinting of dark wine and marble gardens and trees jewelled with fruit. Her tale was of the storm, and the Hunt of the Gods who rode with the hounds of air through the night. The N o vember 4, 1966 Thundered rode, and the One-Eyed, on his h ors e with eight hooves. They chased the seaso ns, h=ted gentle summerandbroughtwinterbeneath their mantles. She told nothing of herself, but of the gods and Nature she whispered tales. As the night waned and the gods ran their terrible chase, they were quiet. Moming was bright and crisp and fo\Uld the man through the chapel'snarrowwindows. He was alone. She, she without a name, had gone withoiX his knowing. Even the wolf lay still. He rose and the wolf sensed a sadness about him that was at first strange, =til e ven he felt the loss. He padded to the doorway, pushed the door aside, and breathed in the morning. He smelled her in the air. He fo\Uldhis master bowed before the silver c ros s and brought him to the doorway, nudging him. The man started out of the valley but the wolf raced ahead and was gone for a while, then came running back, his muzzle wet. The animal stood by while the man went in his steps to the brook he had found. And he wondered where the three of them would travel next. --CRAI G S CHENCK Saskatchewan Beside the grain elevators, Strange Rural skyscrapers. Little towns Sit shy of the highway Watching as it roars To Calgary, Vancouver, Winnepeg, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec. 1n a gravel st-reet 'B. a.g,-g,e.d. c.hl.\.dre.n. W a1:t. be. Tagged men.. No one from the highway .... eclm1llc ....... WlleaJtnfu The JtNets cUaolve Mud cakes the Of the old pick-up. You can't read the lettering On the sides. Smoothly, the highway roars To Calgary, Vancouver, Winnepeg, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, And there is nothing To watch for. --LAWRENCE PAULSeN Tlte Garden Seedling sorrows Plante d deep, dad<, Within a heart, Begin t o grow And flourish, Spread t o pall All living tissue. Thought and life W ithdraw From the tendril knife G roping toward the n ight. Lov e cannot grow Where sorrow thrives, And sad recall Shades f ro m l ovinl7 light T)le well-wom soil. 't ew peop l e know How to grow Love, and even then Sorrow sinks Its deepest roots Where love has been. --GLENDA CIMINO Photograph by Bobbie Luther


Twelve Rider s An old man sits at his desk. Thinking. Blackhair. Movementofthetimes. Hope and memories. Pale moonlight on the train to the convention. Then back home. Too late. Yet life goes on. The sun rises, the moon sets, the stars shine and man continues to fight and seek out the souls of other men. Them with their hobb-nailed boots. She never lasted through it. She couldn't. h broke her heart. They came and took. Twelve riders rode in the gloom and took. Twelve. Not ten, but twelve. They took and destroyed. They killed andnevercouldrepair. They just took because it was war. Shecalledbutsoonhervoice was silent. It had cause to scream, but there are things that the human voice fails at. Twelve men, they took her. Black was the color of her hair and she wore the color of the ages. The reaper interrupted their game. It was in July and the twelve who took had to stop. The old man looks at her. She smiles and winks. He hears the hobb-nailed boots march outside his room. All day long they march. The same twelve? Others and others. He goes outside and walks in the shade of the buildings. An old man, old in spite of his years. His cheeks Misunderstanding blood full of heat longing through action that cuts through surface in stark with defiance to the sea turmoil of a very depth that erupts in violence to explain is to destroy raw brutality is an answer to something sensitive and wants to continue of beauty shaped fields of buming red wheat that tum to sands that conceal a rolling dawn that say a long time has passed in the end art has to explode and give that which is very hard to give --GEORGE MONOSON are sunken and his eyes lie like small round objects in deep sockets. Over the years the glasses have gotten thicker and now he can 1t see too clearly. Theyshoothirn. He hears the shot and then falls and falls with hot fire shooting through his chest. It doesn't hurt because he feels no pain. His glasses have fallen off and as he tries to reach for them a heavy foot in a hobb-nailed boot crushes them and remains standing on them defiantly. He looks up and sees the long leg and torso of a man but the face is blurred. His vision isn 1t too good. He hears deep throaty laughter slowly fading. A dark blanket settles over him. He closes his eyes and it is over. Coarse hands lifted him and carried him away. The pieces of glass and metal were crushed and crumbled by time, dissolving into the earth. Small green plants still dare to come forth now, but they are crushed by hobb-nailed boots. The spring still exists and pours its freshness forth from below the rock, but the rusting of metal had taken away its purity. Alonely frog croaks but now his movements are hurried and rushed. He swims deep under the bank and seeks the silence. The footprints still fill with water, but it is dirty water. They have left their impression and will shake the world until nature shall remove them. --MICHAEL VON GUTTENBERG Book Review A Christian Myth The Sibyl, by P'ar Lagerkvist, takes as tts subject matter a curious mixture of Greek and Christian mythology. The story records an all-night conversation between the Wandering Jew and an ancient woman who was once a sybil at the temple of Apollo at Delphi. The two stories they tell are concerned with the rather ultimate question of the nature of God. While Jesus was carrying the cross to Golgotha, he stopped to rest his head against the side of a house. The owner was upset because he thought that if a condemned man, a man so unhappy, was to lean against his house he might bring bad luck to it, and told him tomoveon. ]esustumedto him in a terrible wrath and said ''Because you denied me this, you shall suffer greater punishment than mine: you shall never die. You shallwanderthroughthisworld to all eternity, and find no rest. The truth of this curse is what the man has come to as.k the sybil, who, though no longer connected with the oracle, is reputed to be able to answer any question. Inretum, the Wandering Jew receives not an answer, butthestoryofthe sybil and her treatment at the hands of God. She became a priestess when she was about twenty, and remained one for twenty years. She surrendered herself completely to the terrible rapture of God, but never did he grant her the peace and security she so strongly desired. She knew almost no one until after the death of her mother, when she fell in love. The gentle happiness she found in the arms of her lover, sotmlikethe torment of God, was short lived, because his discovery that she was a sybil, combined with the very intensity of her love, caused him to leave her. No ordinary human couldhave endured the excessive nature of her love. A few weeks after they met for the last time he was found drowned in a river and she was raped in the temple by the sacred goat of Apollo. Cords The dull the dun cordage of my bound kind Replats in my flesh-fibers--the_ string Of generations ravels, and retwmed Of fathers, through mothers, reknots, tangled, strug-gling. They fought long, their outlaw lYI:ics wild To break the rope-choked tongue m throat, But noose and ligaments throttled each child-My others mumbled only rope-rote. But mate by mate they untied the strength of my tongue, And child by child they raveled the twists of my cords; Often I stutter, tearing lines from my lung, Yet often lip-quick, they loose my outlaw rewards. And deep now in the long blood our veins, I loot the singing fibers of our mams. --WILLIAM HEDRINGTON Come Baby Gently they flicker In the blue of the evening On the green water Circles of shadow. Faintly they flicker In the grey of the evening On the pale green water Flicker and fade. Timidly dancing On the grey waves They fade in the red Of the setting sun. They die the death Of shadows. They fade Away. They die The death of our love. Timidly dancing Toward one another On the grey water They touch and break And die the death Of what never lived. --G. S. TREYNOR Her pregnancy was discovered and she was driven in disgrace from the city to the hills, where she spent the rest of her life. Her son grows up to be simple-minded, and she never ceases to doubt his paternity. His very existence causeshertodoubt both her lover and her god, because if he is the son of either there is no conceivable reason for his simplicity. The conclusion of her discussion with the Wandering Jew is that God is a capricious being, jealous of human happinessbecausehecannotexperience it himself, and denying it especially to those who are dedicated to serve him orwhodefyhirnknowinglyornot. This is not quite what one would expect from the Greeks. but then. the story is a rather liberal interpretation. It is a strangely powerful and mysteriously moving book, probably because it touches on such basic issues. The translation is by Naomi Walford. P!U Lagerkvist was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1951. Murdo, S.D. Y ell<'w hills Balding With black dirt. Wild pheasant Only Cross the careful road From wilderness To wilderness. --LAWRENCE PAULSON


The Cold well, there vou are again, horizontal. you seem to go from one reclining positioo to another. at least this timeyourfeet arehigh andyourheadlow. the sun beats down andpuffsofwind from nowhere sift lightly across. you haven1t the energy to move. you can1t even roll over or pull yourself up on your elbows to see who just dove in. you can barely pick out snatches of poolside conversation, your ears are still so stuffed, but not enough to make it worthwhile to listen in or even to identify with the speakers. oh well, that1s what comes with being sick. you1ve been at that game for a weekn<>w--lying in bed, blowing your nose, taking pills, and wondering if you1re evergoingto be able to swallow again. the only con structive thing you can say about it is that you1ve lost four pounds without even trying, being \Dl able to smell or taste may have had something to do with it ... but food isn 1t the only unappetizing thing you had to contend with. after the first box of kleenex your nose is rubbed raw and after the first two days of the four walls routine your body aches to move. there1snovitalityto carry you anywhere past your balcony or Nursie1s office, but with half the court moving, you just can1t stay still and alone any longer. the topsy turvy rooms where people are moved into but not yet moved out of remind you strikingly of your own state of mind. here all these ordinary things, stacked and packed in strange array, lending each of them an air of peculiarity they otherwise do not possess in their ordinary surro\Dldings. fllDlg and strung here and there, in not quite haphazard disarray, they appear \Dlreal and alien. how very much like your life has been these last two weeks! you have suddenly folDld yourself alone, your familiar behavior patterns gone, and you are much more isolated than you care to ad mit. everyday events andpeopleslipin and out of focus--recognizable--but like these naked mattresses under trunks and duffle bags, somehow very strange. an urge to aright matters restlessly ripens until it is frozen sharp by the fatal realization that it can never be the way it was before. you can1t sweep everything back in its place and retum to a too recently severed relationship. all you can do is rearrange the pieces you have left as bestyoucaninthese strange surroundings, and in time, the whole will gradually become comfortably familiar, slowly imposing new patterns to replace the old broken ones. as long asyoulooklonginglyback,you can never move forward, and to be trapped in late adolescent development, physical or emotional, is an even more tragic plight than the one you painfully find yourself in now. how almost wonderful for you to have gotten sick at this particular time! no one can expect much joviality from a head cold victim, and if your eyes look red, so do your nose and throat. being isolated gives rise to self pity, but the introspection begun culminates with the inevitable, unavoidable conclusion that life has to be faced as it is--bitter as it may be--with the hope that eventually the pain will be forgotten and replaced. besides, there are always french tapes to look forward to, and plenty of basic course reading. let it never be l6mm Photograph by Michael von Guttenberg Photograph by Frank Lary said that new college can1t keep a student busy. and when your ears and eyes rebel from academic pursuits, there are those merit lists to go ... well, the moving's finished, and that sun is fairly blistering. the cold has not yet quite evaporated, but withitwillpass an etemityofmyless than twenty years, and i shall begin again to rearrange the pieces, and repattem the life. --ANONYMOUS Survivors At one o'clock from April on the summer house would entertain for e ach retired "guest" some b ackward dream of teas romances teas church socials teas important visitors whose twenty hosts would rise at 3 to yield n o t as the nurses thought for doctors pills or schedules but flee ing ca val ry just es c aped and driving these wheeled giants back from the Earth holding off hordes of kids from the next block dying of chesnut wounds frustrating ambushes capturing trees until some little sister with dinner or darkness surrounded us. All hands were lost --DAVID PIN! Importance of Wind I see you before me, as if in a dream; sitting cross-legged and barefoot, trying to be one with the sand and the grass and the trees. Don1t speak, you say, and I know that I would fade the dream, so I dont. The sand is blown, and swirls in maddening dance, never stopping, pemaps tiring, but never stopping. It blows through the grass, making it appear as though the grass bends and bows because of the sand, eventhough it is the same force that makes the sand to blow. Quiet trees, rooted to the ground, frantically waving their arms, wishing to be left in peace, butthewindshakes them and makes them sigh, inspite of themselves. And this wind, you seem to ask, what is it? Is it not the life-giving force which makes all of ui;? You want to be one with the sand and the grass and the trees. but you must also accept the wind, for without it all things must cease. It brings rain, which falls like heavy tears One runstheriskofweepingalittle, whenone is tamed, and one runs the risk of being tamed a little in wanting to be one with the sand the grass and the trees. --MICHAEL VON GUTTENBERG


Dedication: Andrew Hill I remember the beginning When you came through the gate With five black camels in tow And I sat on the front porch And you wouldn't look at me And stared at your feet tired. I remember you wouldn 1t sit down, I remember you were too tired to sit down And just stood. I remember you said nothing And I talked on & on and You said nothing over & over again Until I heard you and said nothing too. Then I knew where you got The five black camels And why you must Always Have them with you And then I was caught too, And now I am looking for black camels. I don't know how you did it, Andrew, though you did; I don't know how you ever Ended your song. I cannot end my song, And, As only you know, I cannot begin my song Until I first end it. --MICHAEL CASSELL Photograph by John Lowe It's Only A Game (The following account wastranslatedfrom the original Eternal by the author. Where concepts cannot be translated into English, the closest possible logicical equivalents have been used. Requests to see the original manuscript may be sent to the author in care of this pmlication. They will not be honored.) "Aw, come on, kid. Spill it. Everyone's noticed, you lmow. There's something bugging you. and you might as well let us in on it. Talk." "It1snotbing, ... I mean there isn't anything, I mean, o.h wilat the. Everything's lousy. "Ah! I thought so. Now wilat do you mean, lousy? What's wrong, kid?" "Oh, I don't know. It's just a drag, is all. Nothing to do but meditate, or listen to .harp music. Or get a .job. II "Yes, nowthere1saD idea for you, kid. A job. Yes, sir, this social wotk really gives you a warm feeling. Nothing like it. Want me to see what I can do for you, Pete?" "No, thanks. I'll stick to meditation, I guess. 11 Servomation Hog Butcher for the College, Juice maker, stacker of Wheatcakes, Player with meatloaves and Student's plates handlers Cooks with the Big Shoulders. They tell me you are indigestable and I believe them, Forihaveseenfood spumed and come back (At Sunday Buffet) To be spumed again. They tell me you are surprising and I believe them, For of the !aces of students aD.d more students I have seen the Mad

November 4, 1966 The Catal st Students Plan Proiects In Latin American Area The Latin American Studies pro gram is active again this year, with four first -year students planning Independent Study ProJects in Costa Rica and several second anti third yearstudents anticipating the possibility of study proJeCts in Columbia. First-year students Cindy Gates, Ken Peffers, Jon Shaughnessy, and Anne "Sunny" Chandler, have expressed interest in working with Peace Corps Volunteers in Costa Rica, following the example of Dick Ogburn, who studied the educational system in Costa Rica last year. Ogburn, Glenda Cimino, Tom Lesure, and Joan Schnabel, all of whom have had some previous experience living in Latin America, Civic Leaders Meet Today In Newtown Negro and white civic 1 e ad e r s will meet today at 3:30 in the Newtown Recreation Center, on the comer of 301 and 34th Street. Mrs. Preston Knapp Jr. 1 who works with S.A.G. (Student A chievement Growth), will come to the parking lot by the dorms at 3:00 pm to pick up interested students. "The meeting will be a brainstorming session, Mrs Knapp ex plained, "on ways to enrich the experiences of elementary school children and to organize a program to fulfill their needs for recreation and attention. Mrs. Knapp said the New College tutors at the high school level are "doing a very fine job, but there are many challenging problems among the younger children. Jerome Dupree, head of the and a half weeks old, for elemen tary studeuts at the Newtown Re creation Center. This pro g r a m provides a piace for youngsters to go from 3-4:30 pm Mondays through Thursdays. It has been s t af fed largely by volunteers, including so m e New College students. There is a need for workers to tutor and just to be pre s en t to guide the children in activities. Several faculty wives have consented to altemate as drivers and possibly to tutor as well. Other community needs include the migrant camps at Fruitville and Tallevast, which also need part-time volunteers for tutoring and leading recreational activities. Iuterested students s h o u 1 d contact Jon Shaughnessy for more information. ED'S ESSO SERVICE Complimentary gift with your first tank of gas u.s. 41 Next to Troll loall elMI er;rA e I<.LH e ':>HURE e AII.S. SARASOTA Flower Shop Malle it o hobit oot oo occosl011 1219 1st Street 955-4287 Plans forthe students interested in the Colombian proJect are still indefinite but some of the Costa Rica-bound students began a series of inoculations Thursday and will at the beginning of the first tndependent study period. Requirments for latin American study art> facility in Spanish and an approved study proJect, planned before departure. Sunday's Film: 'Little Caesar' Sunday's film will be "Little Caesar," starring Edward G. Robinson. Produced in 1930, the famous film portrays the rise of a ruthless racketeer in a society made extremely cynical by the Great De pression. The program will bcg:.1 at 6:30 pm Sunday in the Music Room of College Hall. Most Florida Belong to Men Militia Florida's male residents may not know it, but most of them are members of the "State Militia" and subject to a call to active duty in same by the governor. According to the St. Petersburg Times state statutes say that "all able-bodied male inhabitants of the state between the ages of 18 and 45 years" are automatically members of the of the militia. SARASOTA CYCLE KEY SHOP s.m .. -..... s-. ttn 1 sn s.... Street Florsheim Rand Sebago Mocs at HOUPFS SHOES, INC. 1485 Main 958-4593 ft1AKE IT A PERFECT DAY GIVE YOUR PORTRAIT FOR CHRISTMAS 523 S. Washingtotl B:vd. Phone 958-5824 FOR SOUND SEE: SOUND A.DVICE FROM SOUND ENGINEERS I .,ervice On A1yllz111g Elect?omc RIP VAN WINKLE LANES Studetlt rates IMfore 5:30 p .111. 7007 N. Tamiami Trail More Than 100 Attend Dance More than a hundred students, faculty, and guests--all more or less costumed--crowded the San ford House last Friday night to dance and view a "horror" movie. The Galaxies, a Tampa rhythm and blues group, provided the mu sic for the four hours of informal dancing. At the completion of the dancing the Social Committee presented a showing of Vemcl; "Mysterious Island." Karle Prendergast, head of the committee, said 11 about $70 was made on ticket sales." Ellie's Books & Stationery, Inc. Complete Office Supplies 1350 Main. St. 955-3515 '-lowARDjou nson'S MOTOR LODGE 6325 N. Trail, 2 blocks north of college KRESS JR. DEPT. STORE OPEN SUNDAYS 12 'TIL 7 P.M. For Your Shopping Convenience USE KRESS LAY AWAY NOW FOR CHRISTMAS MISSES DILLON KNIT SHELLS REG. 1.99 $166 Sizes S-M-L MEN'S BAtJLON KNIT SHIRTS Sizes SM-L Co111plete Color Asst. $]93 KRESS SLEEP LIGHT ELECTRIC BLANKETS 2-Yr. leplocement Gorantee '844 REG. 9.99 MISSES ITALIAN KNIT SWEATERS s-. s. M. a.g.. llky Klltl $499 BAYSHORE GARDENS SHOPPING CENTER Opeo 9:30 A.Jo4. 'til t P.M. Mon. thrv s.t. Su11. 12 'til 7


Page 4 The Catalyst Sarasota School Board Faces Two Basic Problems Bv OiARLES RA,piURN '"''bae are two b as i c problems cf Sarasota County's public school$," accoJdJng to Ted Sperling, candidateforthe Sarasota County School Board. The first of these is the "failure of the present board majority to develop a partnership with the community and the second problem is the commitment to pay-as-you-go financing for capital improvements, 11 said Sperling. Ted Sperling is one of four vigorous and capable candidates for the School Board in the election this Tuesday, November 8 Un fortunately, these four are running against each other for two seats on the Board. The o t h e r three candidates are Mrs. Huberta Prince Mrs. Joan Cramer, and William Muirhead. A change in the outlook and character of the School Board will take place, however, since two elected candidates from Tuesday's election willjoinHerbField, aBoard member who is not up for election this to trtrm a progressive and, bopetully, agressive :Board majority. Not only has the current Board failed to de v e 1 o p a community partnership, it has antagonized certain commmlity elements, particularly retired people and mobile home owners, who naturally oppose higher taxes in any form. 1 in g emphasized that "the School Board must lead tbe comm un it y and sell its citizens on a better school system." One improvement which began this school year was a salary increase for starting teachers with a bachelor's degree from $4100 to $5000 per year. This increase, however, bare 1 y brings Sarasota ColDlty1s starting pay above average for the state. A more seriow; pay.Cale probfem orloc al NELLO-GLENWrr MEN'S w.:Ait DOWNTOWN SARASOTA ,J'

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