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March 3, 1967 New Members Face Move To Disband SEC; Petitioners Propose Meetings' A petition to abolish the Student Executive Committee and establish in its place a town meeting form of gov ernment has been presented to the Supervisory Committee of the SEC. New members of the SEC heard the Supervisory Committee report on the petition at the SEC meeting Wednesday. New members took office officially midway through the m e e t in g after old business had been dealt with by the previous committee. The petition, which was circulated by first-year students Lee Crawfort and Jon Lundell and second-year student Allan Jaworski, callsfor a vote on a constitutional amendment which would establish Judicial Committee To Be Elected Today Four members and the chairman of the Student Judicial Committee will be e 1 e c't e d today when students go to the polls in the regular SJC election. Each student may cast no more than three votes for S JC candidates, four of whom are elected at large. The fifth member of the committee, who acts as chairman, must be a member of the SEC. At-large candidates into day 1 s election include third-year students Tom Lawson, Sandy Rugel, Dennis Kezar, Shelley Schlicker and Hen ry Thomas, second-year studentS Tom Manteuffel and Dale Hickam, and first-year students Mary Lou Phillips and Gary Moriello. Hall The new SEC seated around the table in the Pompeii ley, Mary Lamprech, Rick Stauffer, and Eric Thurston. In the background are observers Barbara Hanna Jay Kawatski, and Julie Huff. Present members of the committee are Hickam, Manteuffel, Phillips and second-year student Lee Wallingford. The present chairman is Steve Hall. a town meeting fonn of government, the exact form of which w o u 1 d be determined at its first meeting. Since the petition was signed by over one-third of the student body, an election on the question will be he 1 d First-year representative Eric Thurston, who was chosen new Supervisory Committee Chairman at the meeting, said the election would be held sometime next week. The petition reportedly was begun from a desire both to do away with the SEC and to cause students to become involved with student government. Crawfort, one of the sponsors and representative of the first-year class, said, "Don't worry, it can't possibly pass," when doubts about the petition were expressed by SEC members. Thiid-year representative Sarah Dean pointed out there was no indication in the wording of the petition of the length of time after the SEC abolition the first town meeting would be held. Members said, however, that the ballot must contain the exact wording of the petition. In other action the SEC referred to committee a proposal to establish Student Rule Seven relating to contempt of court in Student Judicial Committee proceedings. Room, left to right: Tom Jar r e 11, Sarah Dean, Lee Crawfort, Ted Shoemaker, Bill Thurston, Rachel Find-Students Elect New SEC Students chose a new Student Executive Committee chairman and nine SEC members in two elections last week. First-year student Tom Jarrell became SEC chairman Friday after a nmoff election with second-year student Harry Felder ended in a 77-77 tie. Later in the day, Felder withdrew, makingJarrellchairman by default. Question.ed about his withdrawal, Felder s:ud only he had "many reasons" for his action. Nine SEC members were elected in a vote Tuesday. Students elected include first-year students Lee Crawfort, Mary Lamprech and Eric Thurston; second-year students Ted Shoemaker, Rick Stauffer and Jerry Neugarten; and third-year students Rachel Findley, Bill Thurston and Sarah Dean. Complete results from the Class of 1969 gave Crawfort 26 votes, Lamprech 20, Thurston 19, Jon Shaughnessy 18, Katie Smith 16, RonKroncnbergnine, Ann Chmdler four and Don Aranoff three. Members of the class of 1967 gave Findley 28 votes, Thurston 19, Dean seven and Diana Shiphorst six. Since they received the gre:test total of votes in their respective classes, Crawfort, Shoemaker and Findley will serve as members of the College Council. Economics Film A 40-minute film describing input-output analysis of the nation's econany will be shown in the Music Room of College Hall Tuesday at 7 pm. Prepared for the general public by the Scientific American magazine, the film will be of special interest to students of mathematics and economics, according to professor of economics Dr. Carl !hsek. Developed by Wassily Leontieff, input-output analysis shows interindustry relationships by tabulating the amount the output of one industry contributes to the output of another. New SEC officers, left to right: Tom Jarrell, chairman; Rachel Findley, vice chairman; and Ted Shoemaker, secretary. FWCS To Present Year's Last Concert The third and final concert in this season's Florida West Coast Symphony Orchestra subscription series is set for performance this weekend. The program, which features violinist Fredell Lack as guest soloist, will be presented at Manatee Junior College tomorrow at 8:1 S pm, and again at the Sara sota Municipal Auditorium Sunday at 3 pm. According to Mrs. Elizabeth Heimert, secretary of the Humanities, students who signed for special season's passes to the concerts and have not yet picked them up may do so at the Humanities office. The rule was suggested by outgoing SJC chairman Steve Hall, who reported earlier in the meet(Continued on page 3, column 1) In the class of 1968, Shoemaker polled26 votes, Stauffer 19, Neugarten 15 and Laurie Paulson 11. Root Announces Plans Aid For the Vietnamese Third-year student Ray Enslow, far left, was elected cled< by a group of students "concerned about the suffering" in Vietnam being caused by the war. The group hopes to raise funds for distribution in both North and South Vietnam. The group plans an open meeting Sunday night after the movie in the Mnsic Room. For Parents' Weekend Plans for New College's First Annual Parents' Weekend were an ;fiOunced this week by Mrs. Mary Alice Root, Development Officer. The three-day event will begin two weeks from today with registration for visiting parents in College Hall at 2 pm. Following dinner theFridaynight forum will be replaced by a student panel moderated by President John Elmendorf on "The Contemporary College Student." The pa nel is scheduled for Hamilton Court. A full day of activities Saturday will begin with another short regi stration period for late arrivals followed by an informa coffee hour fl'Om 9 to 10 am during which the parents will an oppottunity to meet members of the faculty and administration. Parents will meet at 10:30in the Music Room for what Mrs. Root Mrs. Root described as a session to determine the parents' wishes for an organi zation. Senator Philip A. Hart (D., Mich.) will preside at the meeting, according to Mrs. Root, and President Elmendorf will address the parents. Duringthe afternoon parents will be free to tour the campus during open house or to take in a nwnber of events such as an intramural sailing regatta, swimming in the pool or to visit area tourist attractions. Dinner will be served in Hamilton Court at 6 pm followed by en tertainment performed by New College students. The only event scheduled for Sunday is a softball game beL ween coeds and distaff membeiS of the faculty and staff.


Page 2 Editorial Legality of the Draft Supreme Court this week refused to hear an appeal of a SUit constitutionality of the milit acy draft. domg, the court only postponed a decision we predict 1t will have to make at the conclusion of theW ar in Vietnam if not sooner. Plaintiffs in the suit--Howard Katz, a 29-year-old stock analyst, and DavidBawnann, a serviceman stationed m Korea--charged the present draft law is a violation of the 9th U.S. Cbnstitution andoftheNuremberg Charter, wluch governed the trials of Nazi war criminals after World War II. It is the element of compulsion in our selective service system the men apparently object to. At tomeysforthe plaintiffs claim the 9th Amendment smaran tees protection from government "force" as embodied in the draft law. To be sure, the plaintiffs do not have an exceptionally strong case, The 9thAmendmentmerelysays, "The enumeration in the Constitution of certain rights shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. In Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution proper Congress is given the power to "raise and support armies" and to "make all laws which shall be necessacy and proper for acrrying into execution" that and other powers. In fact, the Supreme Courtruledin 1940--whenthisnation's first peacetime draft went into effect--that the draft is not "involuntary servitude" and is indeed perfectly legal under the Constitution, There is a very valid issue at stake, however. And that is ,.vhether a citizen can be made to fight a war which he feels is immoral. The present law exempts those who object to warandkilling in general and allows them to at least serve innon-combatpositions. Ifthepointofthis provision is that no man should be compelled to commit what is in the first place a morally dubious act when that act is uncategorically opposed to his morals, then it would seem the principle can be extended to cover the case of the "selective conscientious objector." Of course, there is a difference between the religious c. o. and his selective counterpart. Being opposed to his nation's policy rather than to one aspect of that policy, the selective c. o. could not in conscience accept even noncombat duty. As the present law stands and acting under the terms of the Nuremberg Charter, the selective c. o., if inducted, must accept a Jatl sentence and court martial. Even if granted deferment he has a moral duty to oppose theparticularwar or "police action" as vehemently as possible. The Nation's Judiciary is obviously not anxious to tackle this question. Last August, U. S. District Court Judge Harold Tyler Jr. of New York City refused to convene a threejudge Federal Court to hear Katz and Baumann on the grounds the plaintiffs did not have proper "standing" to make their claims. As a serviceman Baumann is subJect to military jurisdiction, and Katz, according to Tyler, was not eligible to pursue his point because "the likelihood of his being called to active duty is very remote." The Supreme Court made no comment in rejecting the appeal. Professor of Political Science Dr. Rollin Posey says the refusal of the Court to hear the appeal probably means the Court stands by its previous decision on the subject. Another possible interpretation is that the issue is just politically too hot to handle so long as the war is going on. We wonder, LeHers Thanks and Appreciation To the Editon May I, as Chairman of the Committee for the inaultW'ation of John Elmendod as the second president of New College, take this opportunity to express to the students of New College the gratitude of the Member AJsociated Collegiate Press Vol. 3, Numbe.r 2.4 March 3, 1967 Published weekly by students at New College (except for three weeks from mid-December through the !Ust week in January and six weeks in July and August). Subscriptions; $5.00 per year (43 issues) or 1St per copy. Address subscription orders, change of ad dress notices and 181dellverable copies to: The Catalyst/New College/Post Office Box 1898/Sarasota, Florida 33578. Application to mail at second-class postage rates penc:litlg at Sarasota, Florida. Tel. 355-5406. Editor . Tom Todd Assoc. Editor ..... Kenji Oda Business . George Finlde Production . . Steve Orlofsky Circulation .... Dale Hickam Controller . Edna Walker l'botogtapby David Tekler Staff: Kit Arl>uckle, Betsy Ash, bving Benoirt, Mary Blakeley, Clll'Ol A.nll O!Udress, Clenda Clmluo, John Crauor, Allan Jaworski, Pearl Lelkovits, Jet Lowe, Tom Manteuffel, Abby Misemer, Kay Moller, Laurie Paulson, Mary Lou P b llli ps, Katie Smith, Cheryl White Inaugural Committee for the in valuable assistance and cooperation given by them during the two day inaugural program. The com pliments the occasion is receiving would not be forthcoming had it not been for the student aid and participation in the recejXion, the port inaugural luncheon. Your student committee members are to be commended for their in terest and suggestions to the student chairman, Shiphorst goes my sincere appreciation. TheBritishAmbassador requested thatl extendtothestudent body his and Lady Dean's appreciation for the very warm reception accorded them on the and he asked that I express his gratification at being able to take part in the inauguration. I know that the Board of Trustees and the President were as pleased with the student participation as I was and wish to gratefully acknow ledge the student contribution to the occasion. Very truly yours, (signed) Robert B. VanSkike, Jr. Chairman Inauguration Committee The Catalyst March 3, 1967 --Dissatisfaction with SEC Rises To A Sudden Peak By KEN]I ODA Dissatisfaction with the structure and operation of student govemmenthasrisentoa sudden crescendo, and the Student Executive Committee itself may soon join the Preceptors, and Multi-Purpose Committee, and v a rio us ad hoc student groups m New College's student government scrap-heap. Few institutions can achieve wide popularity in so individualistic and anti-organizational an atmosphere as exists here, of coW'Se, but only a week ago few people would have thought the very existence of the SEC would be in question. The instigators of the petition to abolish the SEC-which will be vo ted on next week--are Lee Crawfort Allan Jaworski, and Jon Lunde Crawfort lists two reasons why he is supporting the proposal: (1) The SEC as it stands is ineffectual; (2) Student apathy O\er student government must be dispelled. "Students just aren't involved," Crawfort says. "They think the SEC is a colossal joke, which isn 1t surprising if you've ever been to a meeting." Himseli a member of the SEC, Crawfort feels the SEC "should be getting everything it can for stu dents." He cites the SEC's failure to press student views upon administration and faculty on such is sues as "the Cassell case" and independent study requirements. Jaworski agrees that "the SEC should be more vocal." Saying ''the SEC has fallen into too many Groundless Fears To the Editor. Thefearsthat some students may have that my absolute morality may detrimentally affect my de cisions as a judicial committee member are groundless. No law, human or divine, ever kept a soul out of Hell; a moral decision can never be externally imposed. For if a person does not do something merely from the fear ofpunishment, he has nevertheless committed a morallv or divinely condemnable act of will. In particular, this principle and the ones to follow must be applied in all reflections concerning a certain Odious Law. You cannot condemn a decision that you, too, would have made, Any law can be broken for sufficient reason. If you decide to break a la.w for a reason not good enough to convince the court, take care not to be caught. There exists at least one la.w whose primary function would be fulfilled by merely existing and by merely existing and by token en forcement. Sincerely yours, (signed) Henry E. Thomas, Jr. tasks, Jaworski is not so pessimistic about the future of the SEC as Crawfort is. Jaworski's main concern is student apathy. Although he would prefer the SEC be replaced by a "town meeting" type government, he thinks a purpose wouldhave Thus Jarrell and the town meeting proponents are not so far apart as might seem. Jarrell would like to chop away the bureaucratic structure of the SEC and give sub-committees recognition as the nuclei of student government. Crawfort et al, would like to strengthen the Crawfort, left, at a recent SEC meeting been served in bringing up the issue even if the proposal to abolish the SEC fails. In that case the vote would serve as"avote of confidence in the SEC and maybe a kick in the pants." The town meeting concept of student government is not new to New College. It was tried the first year, and it was apparently a fail-ure. Seniors describe the town meetingsthe first year as "pleasant ca thartic experiences" forstudents with gripes but not much else. The meetings apparently degenerated to a forum for soapbox orators. N e v e rt h e 1 e s s, the new breed thinks there is hope for the town meeting. Lundell notes "There's no basic reason why the town meeting shouldn't work--after all, it's been done." Crawfort andJawo'I'Ski both noted dangers in totally unstructured as semblies and suggested or de r be maintained by adherence to Robert's Rules, formal preparation of agendas, delegation of tasks where possible to subcommittees, etc. Rejecting the concept of the SEC as in practice a representative body, Jaworski considers S E C meetings "town council m e e tin g s of ten members. I see no reason why the concejX can't be extended." There are those who would dis agree with the proponents of a town meeting form of student government, however. SEC chairman Tom Jarrell called the proposal "asinine, although he admitted much could be done to streamline operations of the SEC. Jarrell feels the SEC should "mi nimize itseli to be a co-ordinating committee" for its various sub committees. It is at the sub-committee level that important decisions are being made and canied out. Jarrell grants the town meeting government is "feasible" here but onlysolongasthere is a great deal of organization behind it. sub-committees but make them responsible more directly to the students as large. Pemaps the most thoughtful student critic of student government has been David Pini. Writing in the East Campus Other, Pini pro poses abolishing the SEC and in stituting in its place three separate committees--one each for academic, social, and intercommunity concerns. In contrast to Crawfort, Pini rejectsthe pressure group concept of campus politics. "The students, fa c u 1 t y. and administrators all have something to offer in solving (campus) problems, not by repre senting their interests b"!lf; by contributing their point of view to what each group feels to be legitimate concerns. 11 Thus, what Pini is ruggesting is a town council concept on an intercommunity level. All problems can be ironed out if only representatives of students, faculty, and administration will sit down in good faith and discuss the issues. Whatever their differences, Jar rell, Pini, Crawfort, and the others are united in their opposition to the legalism and "unnecessary bureaucracy" of the present student go vernment. Pini writes, "People participate in an organizationtotheextent that they feel their participation is meaningful." Activists of the up per classes seem to have deserted student government and chosen the more e ffl c i en t route of getting things done on their own. Which way will student goven. ment go? Crawfort said flatly at this week's SEC meeting, "It will never pass." 73 people signed the petition calling for a change, however, and if the usual number of studentstlml. out to vote the chances are not bad the proposal will pass.


rrk Literary Supplement Volume I Number 5 Fugue The Last Gentleman by Walker Percy Farrar, Strauss & Giroux 1966 In the author's first novel, The Moviegoer, won the National Book Award, Its hero, 1Hnx Bollings is a southerner who suffers from malaise, and his conc11-tion pervades that atmosphere of the book, Few recent Americannovels had exhibited such control, and the almost casual understatement that characterised its author' s prose won many admirers. Percy was then in his early forties, and his late start seemed all the more remarkable for its quality. In the early summer of 1966, The Moviegoer was followed by The Last Gen reman, and by some oddity was treated rather carees y by the critics. Yet The Last Gentleman is far from following the familiar pattern of most second novels, for it is a better book than the first One would have expected critics to leap upon i t happily, coming as it did at the tail-end of an undistinguished season. Even Thomas Pynchon' s second novel The Crying of Lot 49, which after y. was disappointing indeed, received lengthier treatment at the hands of the press. I have no intention of explaining why this should be so, but I wish to note, before passing on to a discussion of the novel, thatit is difficult to understand why there should be so much complaining about the state offiction, even to the point of proclaiming that, with God, the novel is dead; and yet when a really good novel comes along, it is either ignored or instantly forgotten. And in the case of The Last Gentleman, the situation is even more paradoxical, for the book was wildly misunderstood. There are several possible reasons why this should be so, One may feel at ease with The Moviegoer, for example, in a particular way. The narrator speaks to us in the first person, and though he is a rather type, he is perfectly amiable, and a great part of Percy's skill is spent in making us enjoy the narration. His success in this is so complete that we feel not that we are reading a piece of carefully composed literary artifice, but that we arc listening to an accomplished monologist--a true raconteur. B y taking The Last Gentleman out of the first person, and placing it In the less rmmediate third, Percy has committedfrom the start a cardinal sin in second novels. What the reviewers must have wanted was a duplicate, --a totally original but recognisable duplicate, --ofthefirstbook. Why, after all, should a novelist who has made the first person so inimitably his own, immediately shift to another technique? Reviewers wanttheirnovelists, weknow, tohave a vorse rather in the manner of Saul Bellow, whose boo despite their different personae, are all distinguished by the Bellow inflection. What they forget is that Percy's firstnovelisnarrated, not by Percy, but by Binx Bollings. It is fatally easy today to confuse writer with character, but here no justification exists, for Bollings' narration fulfilled the supreme demand of the first person technique--that the author efface himself utterly (and I mean this in a strictly positive sense), the character do all the talking. In this lies Percy s true mastery of the technique. Rather than ask why he chose another approach for his second novel. we should ask what the purpose of his keeping to that approach would have been. A writer has, if he is a good one, no desire to repeat himself tmnec essarily. He may have recurrent themes, recurrent motifs, and all the rest--but to say the same thing in a great variety of ways is beside the point. He wants to develop as an artist, and for the novelist one of the means to this approach is through experimentation with thetechniquesathand, !use the word "experimenta tion" advisedly, although in its current use it seems almost a synonym for innovation. I believe this is due to the impact of Joyce, for most so-called experimentalnovelists--inEnglish and elsewhere--maybe treated as post-Joyce an in their (perhaps futile) efforts to extend or make viable his novelties. In this sense Percy is not an experimentalist. Perhaps this is one reason he has not received as much attention as John Barth, who quite readily poses as an innovator. Everything in Percy is restrained--there is no flamboyance in his books. Yet the reason for experimentation can exist only if the experiments the artistcalries on are closelv related to his conc .. m for making his experience--his artistic experience--in-telllglb1e to an aua1ence, He wishes not to push invention to the limits, butto approach the limits of his experience by creating a symbolic model of it. The technique or mode used by Percy in The Last Gentleman is, loosely, the third person. This is the novel'spointofview. SinceHenry James, whose impact on mOdem fiction, if more indirectly than not, has been greaterthan that of Joyce, the ttrase "point of view" has developed a rather specific meaning. In briefit is this: That everything written within the framework of the novel be identifiably and consistently filtered through the perceptions of one character_ or another. This character can be attached to act10n in a variety of ways, but it is not to the scribe them here. What I wish to emphasiSe u through the efforts of a number of critics and of the novel--chiefly Percy Lubbock and Gordon--a Jamesian attitude to the problem of po_mt ofviewhas largely dominated criticiSm for a con5lderablenwnberofyears. To say that there is no other attitude would be a misrepresentation of the but I believe not an extreme one. The advantage it (continued on Page 4) Edited By Laurie Paulson March 3,1967 Miss a Super Numere (Not an ordinary mass, and not exactly a proper one, either.) Introit Priest: Noninnominepatrisetfilii-\etspiritussancti sed in nomine diaboli. Introibo ad altare Dei mei. Non accipiam e domo tua juvencum Jacobus, Dei ac Domini Jesu Christi servus, duodecim dispersis, salutem. {Psalms 51:9 I will receive no bull from your house James 1:1 James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes in dispersion: Greeting. ) Kyrie Kyrie eleison, Kyrie eleison, Kyrie Kyrie Kyrie eleisan.. Christe eleison, Christe eleison eleison, Christe eleison eleison. Kyrie Kyrie eleison eleison eleison, Kyrie eleison eleison, Kyrie eleison. Gloria Gloria in excelsis Deo, Sioux in excelsis Christi. +t in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis, laudamus te. Benedicirnus te. Adoramus te, Glorificamus te. Collect Ergazomai eis ena ergostasion :t" ton exochin chtes, Pigaino spiti. Echo ponoketit alo.+ 0 adelphos mou echei aspres metaxines kaltses. (I work in a button factory. +I was in the country yesterday. I am going home. I have a headache. '+My brother has white silk socks, ) Epistle OSibili, s'i ergo fortibuses in ero. 0 Nobili, demis trux sidem causan sidem dux. Ehod mi yodea? Ehod ami yodea. Ehod Elohenu Elohenu Elohenu, Elohenu, Elohenu, Elohenu she bashomayim uvoo retz she bashomayim uvooretz. Gradual Alleluia super numere allelulia semper Semper allelulia hodie super numere Semper super numere allelulia cotidiana Super numere Allelulia Super numere allelulia Super numere allelulia allelulia, allelujia, All.ELUJAH. Gospel But Jacob said to Rebekah his mother, "Behold, my brotherEsauisahairyman, and I am a smooth man." (Gen. 27:11) (there follows a cantata polyglotta with German) Und Jakob sag Mutter, "Sieh, mein Bruder Esauist einhaariger Man und ich bin ein glatter Mann." Credo I can play dominoes+better than you can. Es iz haynt akurat gevoru fuftsik yor, az zey lebn shoyn in eynem das alte por; zey hobn zikb geeltent keckt aykb tsee, achtsik er tm zibetsik zee. Offertory Donite dum laedit. (Give till it hurts. ) Preface to Communion --Responsive Reading Priest Congregation Dear editor what the do you mean by printing that stinking letter from a little of a New College+student with his comment about "the true butcher in the Vietnamese war is the American military system?" Why don 1t you ask that Mao or Pow or Chow or Wow or some other Oriental Commtmist to write a daily column for you? As for that New College+ I'm temped to go over to MacDill and fetch back a youthfully earnest ariman of What's-hisname's exact size, age, and weight, and let the youthfully earnest airman beat the out of young Mr. What's-his-name, while a few thousand of us old who had been cruelly disciplined by years and wars and toil and ---, heartbreak, sit around and laugh our ------heads off. Supemumere. Supemumere.T Paternoster Amen. Malo a nos libero sed. Tentationem in inducas nos ne et. Nostris debitoribus dirnittimus nos et sicut, nostra debita nobis dimitte et: hodie nobis da quotidianum nostrum panem (et circenses). Terra 1 in et, coelo in sicut, tua vohm.tas fiat: tuum regnum adveniat: tuum nomen sanctificetur: coelis in es qui, noster pater. (to be said three times\ (continued on page .!)


Mask-maker at festival time in the Old City the lights fill up the shadows: and darkness gathers in the corners in the cracks along the streets in old shop fronts in grooves of wood under the hovering fingers of the old Mask-maker silently carving, preparing faces for festival time or between when darkness roams the lonely streets in search. along the rain-slick pavements slide the masks in smiling half-lights: froten reflections nodding at each other running from in order to and finding never at every corner when the lights at last turn green. Even the end of Daisy's clock is not enough: no one knows where it was or that it was even if a different where-when is an equal becoming. at festival time you need not know the darkest shadows in the night are people. the masks must be for ever. --MARY LOU PHILLIPS Missa Super Numere (continued from page 1) Agnes Dei Agnus dei arp schnitger hoofdwerk prestant roerfluit, octaaf speelfluit nasard, vlakfluit terts mixtuur. Agnus dei rugpositief holpijp prestant roerfluit, gemshoom quint, mixtuur kromhoom. Agnus dei borstwerk zingend gedekt, koppelfluit prestant, sifflet cymbel. Closing Prayers Short motet: "LetUs Now Put the Devil Back in Hell" Nunc depono me ut dormiam. Amen. (Now I lay me down to sleep. Amen. ) Dismissal Ite, Missa est. Deo gratias. (The Mass is done. ) (Thank God.) +Primatur Nihil Stat W. D. PATTERSON Man-Se f he must imagine his own bones bared he must breathe knowing the thinness of his existence he must revolve inside his own wide aching eyesockets the one single quality of his stomach-body cannot be owned by him: all stomachs being equal if alive; individuality atrophies in the unfed. (every one-voiced song (being) every candle-flame is barely unlike silence, is only a focus of darkness. ) he must know his action as extension of stillness. --SARAH DEAN Blues Je veux !'amour! Je me dis, Pour moi, Toujours! Pour moil Je veux !'amour Comme je songe. Encore, Moi-meme. Encore. Tu etais l'une, ]e disais, Pour moi, Ma vie. Pour moi. Tu etais l'une, Mon aimante. Encore, Je doutes. Encore. Obscure et claire; Cheveux noirs Pour moi. Yeux graves Pour moi. Obscure et claire L' arne aussi, Encore, Ma chere. Encore Si blonde et rude Maintenant. Pour moi. La triste Pour moi. Si blonde et rude M'apporte peine. Encore, Le coeur, Encore. Je me voulais L' amour deux Pour moi, Le fou! Pour moi. Je m1amenais L'amour mort. Encore, Mon arne, Encore. Je veux I' amour, Temps en temps. Pour moi, Un homme. Pour moi. Je veux 1' amour, De l'amour Encore. Un foi Encore! --ANONYMOUS Drawing by Mary Blakeley


no. 5 You sit in the funhouse, in the hall of mirrors Reflections you--squared, cubed, inter-twined, intersecting, infinite Fading into the back and forth depths. All covered with a very faint layer of dust (You can still see yourself, but a little--just a very little--blurred. ) And you sit there surrounded by the miiTors and you are content. But then a wind olows subtly in through the door in the comer--The-door-that-does-not-close--and disturbs the dust on one (only one and small) of the mirrors. You look at the mirror and then you moisten one of your fingers and you wipe the dust off it. And the mirror is shiny and clear and bright. It shatters. In all the other mirrors, in all the infinity of reflections It shatters. Then, silently, all the other mirrors shatter and are gone. And the frames are empty and there is nothing but dead white. And there is but dead white. So you look out of the-door-which-does-not-shut and you have not looked out of it before (Youhave spent your life staring at the infinity of the mirrors, at the mirror world) And there is nothing on the other side of the door. Shrapnel As I lie here lightly crumbled in the moon, --SCOTT BAKER I must laugh gently. I used to be so stiff with the thought of tomght, all mechanical arms and lead-lined containers. I guess I thought I could dump it in some out-of-the-way spot and fo1get 1t, But now I find no need-! hold my ece of metal in me like a child and know its warmth like a mother, from the inside. --WILLIAM HEDRrnGTON Photograph by Michael von Guttenberg by John T. Lowe Ill Sandsong Without your hand rocking the sand small under my heels cracks in response to my insistence the term skitters across the snowdune and grabbles at a coquina vanishing fast down the water too escapes him I crack a "Ha! whip as he angles off my clamor upseU a sandspur who snarls at my ankle as I pass and makes it point --Demur and pass on demure, and pass up any chance for blue-denim failing. -The reminder came in time, pricked me just enough to save the Essence for a returning you --DELANCEY KIMBERLEY DANGERFIElD Eyes Washed In the fierce sheets that reflect stm brutal tender the shell and the shouting through distance to touch stood and looked to offer explanation but silence was so much more complete --GEORGE MONOSCN Street Question It's no good. It won't work. There's no enlightenment Walking these streets Where lonely men And boys Have nothing but streets for them. If I thought That I could find Some kind of answer here, Well, I was wrong. The thinking out and silently Really doesn't matter. If the answer's there I'll know it, You will too. When the time comes We'll both do The things we have to. If the answer's there We'll know it. --LAWRENCE PAULSCN


Fugue (continued from Page 1 ) offers a student of the novel is that it permits of a convenient and Systematic Theory, and critics like theories. The Last Gentleman approaches things in such a way as to draw that theo!}' into question, particularl)l: in one aspect, and one 'which is crucial in that to some degree it turns its back on much that writers of fiction have achieved since the end of the 19th century. The point at which it most clearly d o es so in is an early section of the book, where Percy departs from the action ashe has set it up, in the immediate present, and gives a synopsis of his main character's life since college. In doing so he commits a sort of sin againstpresent-daycriticalcanons, for instead of using dramatic narrative as his method, he moves to straightforward narrative, drama be damned. He detaches his main character--and thus his readers--from the main flow of the action, and addresses us directly in the guise of author. Here is the sin: on no account in a dramatic narrative may the author address us in his own person. We are to be so convinced of the actuality of the events described that we forget there is an author at all. Thus forcing him out of our minds, we confront the characters directly. In this particula-theJamesian method is remarkably effective, at least so far as theory is concerned, for when all that is contained in the book comes to us filtered through the perceptions of one or more of its characters, there isno other means of approach than through the characters themselves. In indulging himself in straight narration, so early in the book, then, Percy is coming right out with it and admitting he exists. It is worth noting that this is indeed a reverse on his former approach, where he intruded not at all. The question is, can we use the Jamesian theory of fiction as a critical gnomon, and turn away from all novels that don't adhere to it? There are quite anumber of reasons for answering in the negative, among them that it is by no means obvious that the practice always succeeds in what the theory proclaims--essen tial.y, in creating, through sheerest artifice, an effect of the highest naturalness. Is it, we may ask, soverynatural for the author to absent himself so utterly from his book? Is it, indeed, even possible? Then why not? Why shouldn 1t an author address his readers directly? Admittedly he must have excellent reasons for doing so_ To 20 a fashion simply because it is the fashion would be a ridiculous egotiSm. But I will maintain that P ercy had the best possible reasons tor doinq; S"" Le t ustake a look at the hero ( f o r hero we must own he is). WlllistonBibb Barrett, an unusual young man, is a Southemer living in New York City, and at a loss forwhattodowithhimself. Not in your average hayseedcome to the big city W

March 3 1967 New Members (Continued from page 1) ing on action taken by his committee last week. Hall suggested the contempt rule should apply both to students who disrupt SJC meetings and those who fail to appear. Themotionto establish Rule Seven was made by third-year representative Rachel Findley and seconded by second-year representative Rick Stauffer. After some discussion, Findley withdrew her motion and moved the proposal be sent to a committee. This motion passed tmanimously. greed the proctor would allow exceptions for guests who arrive late. Hall also suggested the SEC allow the SJC to take away certain constitutional rights of students who commit offences, since warnings are "useless" andSJCmembers reluctanttovote Social Probation for offenders even in cases of multiple infractions. No action was taken on this proposal. The Catalyst Page 3 'Orpheus' Tickets Available from PR Special students tickets to next Friday's petforma,pce of "Orpheus'' by the Tumau Opera Players are available at the Public Relations office for $1. 00. The petformance will be held in the Samuel R. Neel Auditorium at Manatee Junior College at 8: 30 pm. The Norman Walker Dance Company will be featured. Regular price of tickets is $3.50. A committee consisting of Findley, third-year representative William Thurston and Stauffer was then chosen to consider the question. Another suggestion by Hall, to set the end of guest sign-in hours to coincide with intervisitation hours, was passed after it was a-Hall reported of the 12 cases the SJC heard, five have been dealt with. Two students received warnings and three cases were dismissed. Three students requested jury trials, and one student was not on campus. The SEC voted the new SJC, which will be elected today, should preside over the jury trials. Mrs. Charles E. Swift, left, is presented with a pasteboard mock-up of the President's symbol of office by Vice President Paul Davis. Brando' s 'Wild One' Is Coming Sunday The new SEC appointed several students to standing committee posts. Findley was chosen vice chairman, and second-year representative Ted Shoemaker was made secretary. First-year student Julie Huff was appointed to serve with chairman Eric Thurston on the supervisory committee and first-year student Stmny Chandler was appointed to the newly-created post of parliamentarian. Stauffer was chosenfbuse Comnittee chairman. Swift 'lnaugarated' Sunday's film will be "The Wild One," starring Marlon Brando in one of his most famous roles. Produced by Stanley Kramer in 1954 and directed by Laslo Benedek, the film is "the explosive drama of a gang of outlaw motorcyclistswhoterrorize a small community." Soft ball Pradice Set for Tomorrow Students will practice tomorrow at 4 pm at Arthur Allyn Field for Sunday's game with the Sababo migrant workers. The game Sunday will be played on the same fiel d at 4 pm. According to Athletic Coordinator Frank Meyer bus transportation will be provided at times to be announced. The field is located at Tuttle Avenue and 12th Street. The SEC voted to send a recommendation to the faculty that the date of graduation Uuly 22)remain unchanged except for "extremely valid educational reasons. The motion to send the memo, made by Findley, followed areport by Assistant Dean Arthur Miller that graduation might occur before the end of classes and before third year examinations. Mrs. Charles F. Swift, who coordinated President John Elmendorf 1 s inauguration, was herself "inaugurated" Tuesday by fellow staff members in recognition of her worl< on the ceremony. Wearing a white robe and a bright yellow straw hat given to her especiallyfortheceremony, Mrs. Swift was ushered into the Music Room for the surprise ceremony. Vice President Paul Davis presented Mrs Swift with the seal of the college cast in pasteboard and hung on a blue and yellow ribbon. An inaugural address, a charge and other speeches were delivered in honor of Mrs. Swift by various college staff members. A number of other members of the staff attended the ceremony. The insignia was borne by Financial Aid Officer Joe Hall, who carried the medallion under a basket. Assistant to the President Earl Helgeson provided the m us i c for the ceremony by singing an original composition to the tune of "Sweet heart of Sigma Chi." 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Page 4 The Catalyst March 3, 196 7 Prospective Notes New Student Who Chose Sarah Lawrence College Enthusiasm Is Less Naive By KIT ARBUCKLE Dana Feny, a sophomore at Sa rah Lawrence College in Bronx -ville, New York, visited New College two years ago as a prospective student. Although she decided to attend Sarah Lawrence, she has remained interested in this school, and is now taking advantage of a student exchange program to return to our campus. She gave her impressions of the 1 if e and prospects here, based on the many things she has seen in the few days of her visit. Q: What did you find during your first stay here two years ago? A: I was interested in coming to a small co-ed college, although I didn't think that New College was ide a 11 y situated. When I came down two years ago after applying, I found that there was a great spirit of adventure and everyone was very excited about each other and about being the charter class, the pioneers of the new school. I finally enrolled at Sarah Lawrence, but still I was very curious to see if this exuberance has survived all the traumas you've undergone. I came in the midst of the great faculty and political split during the first y e a r --everything was up in the air. But everyone was excited and no one seemed very fatalistic about the fate of the college. Q: On your s e con d visit do y o u feel that this charge of enthusiasm has diminished among students? A: I don't think it1s gone. It's certainly a lot less naive, and thus a lot less apparent, n o t so much bubbling out of the p 1 a c e The kindofenthusiasm here is of a dual nature: one branch of enthusiasm for your own future and goals and one branch for the institution as a whole. Perhaps the inStudents Want Draft Change 'l'h e Un1ted States N ational S t u dent Assn (USNSA) recently released the results of a po ll concerning draft p rocedures an d pol icies conducted in November. The poll of college and university opinJon regarding the draft was strtldngly consistent, according to Eugene Groves, President of USNRA. Conducted on 23 campuses selected specifically for their di versity, the poll involved a total student population of 99,000. Approximately 31 percent of 30,500 students actually voted. Last weekend in Washington D.c. the results were presented to a closed-door conference of leaders from a wide variety of youth and student organizati ons who are looki n g for uniUEkl s up port for an alternalive to the presen t Selectiv e Service Sys tem 3428 No Trail 355-3446 FINE DOMESTIC AND EMI R C A KLH S H U R E e AMPEX e KOSS e DYNA e S C OTT e SONY e FISHER e BOZAK e BUDDHA e S HERWOOD P ILOT e MciNTOSH e GARRARD e MIRACORD e EMPIRE e CONCORD stitutional fervor is fading alittle. People aren 1t t a k in g me by the hand and saying "This is the most fantastic place They want to talk about their particular work. They want to hear my evaluation of New College. They are much more self-cons c i o us than they were when I first came down. They are occupied with their many personal problems. This change in the attitudes I observe is partly due to the change in my position. Before, I was a prospective student, being "sold" on the school--and in fact I pretty much was sold. But actually, this time I'm much more sold; I think it1s a much more realistic place. Q: You alluded to students preoccupation with "personal problems. 11 Do you f e e 1 t h at these concerns are mainly soc i a 1 or academic? Miss Ferry A: I think that the social problems are the pressing ones. Socially this is a very unique place. It is a very s m a 11, synthetic community. I thinkthat it forces couples together that would n o t n at u r a 11 y form close relationships. Another problem comes from the fact that it is not permitted for married students to live on campus. This is ridiculous, and doesn't allow people to make mature choices when they get to the stage of close relationship but can't take the next step unless they have more money than most people have, to live off-campus. This is where the intervisitation conflict all arises. But also, you have to find a way to protect the people that want that rule, which isthe majority now. New College is an experimental ground for the problems that exist wherever colleges are. At Sarah Lawrence we have the same difficulties with unenforcedlaws. They'rejust gesture rules, with meaningless penalties such as one-week suspension. They represent no real stand on the part of the administration or the student government. Q: Do you question the effective ress of the studmt government here? A: I know very little about it. Most of the people I talk to are not impressed by it. I know one person who got off the SEC because she thought that it had grown relativel y COPPER BAR 1570 No. Lockwood Ridge Rd. 955-3446 IMPORJED LIQUORS FOR SOUND INVESTMENT SEE: Herrald's FORMERLY IUDER S THE SOUND PEOPLE 2104 lEE RIDfiE ROAD ineffectual. It's interesting that the students in government are m ostly first-year; peopl e that h a v e been here the longest have dropped that kind of responsibility. Q: Concerning course structure here, is there anything significantly unique about New College? A: The first year of study is a great, idealistic s ort of classical study of three oourses called social sciences, natural sciences and humanities, that cover everything. It is really impressive, though it doesn' t seem to worl< out quite as well as the catalog hopes. It' s surprising h o w strongly everyone seems to support the system and doesn't want to specialize right away. Q: Do you feel that the academic set-up is actually designed around the individual' s working speed? A: No I don't. !think it1s designed forthefastworker. !think that the person who is going to excel anywhere can excel twice as fast at New_ C ollege. This is o bviously a place for very skilled students-your statistics are impressive enough. Youhave here people with more than average capacity to v.ork, and you challenge them. Q: Do you notice much difference in the character and qualifications o f the successive classes? A: They're still well qualified; but m ore important, there is a lot of uniqueness here among the students. Ther e are many strong people h e re, but no pervasive unity among them. I don t t see m ore strength or individualism in the c harter class than in the one just admitted. I d o see a great deal of the same kind o f enthusiasm in the new student s as there was in the first class, and I expectthesame kind of falling off amon g them as in their forerunners, as their enthusiasm is tempered b y the problems. Q: From your two visits can you identify trends you've seen? A : lcan1treallyanswerthat. I've seen two years of change in about a week of visits. I believe New College is becoming less idealistic, butnotmorefatalistic, as it learns from its own mistakes. There is a great amount of discussion about changing some of the most striking things about the college, such as the size, and the three-year academic plan, which seem to not be WE DO OUR BEST TO SERVE YOU BETTER SERVOMATION MATHIAS Florsheim -Rand Sebago Mocs at HOUPFS SHOES, INC. 1485 Main s TV HI-FI B R v I c E 958-4593 SOUND ADVICE FROM SOUND ENGINEERS Service On Anything Electronic worl

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