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Thanksgiving Holiday Early Edition Inspectors Check Mailboxes Two postal inspectors were called to campus Tuesday rooming by Director of Personnel and Purchasing, Walter Pucttc, to investigate the opening of all the student mailboxes by a group of students Sunday night. The inspectors, who showed their credentials to Secretary of Studctt Policy Office, Lorraine Sponheim, reporter Paul Adomites, and Stu dent Executive Committee Chairman, Michael Smith, were con cerned that the student mail be handled securely. Puettc called the inspectors b cause his office is responsible for mail distribution on campus. After tilling with Puette, Sponhcim, Adomites, and Smith, and viewing the new mailbox situation in the snack bar, the inspectors met with 1\!Irs. Dilsey Brewer, Assistant to the Director of the Student Policy Office. Mrs. Brewer assured the men that the opening of the mailboxes was not malicious in any way. As one of the participants in the mailbox opening put it, "It was an aesthetic act. Mrs. Brewer said that she felt certain the mail was being handled with as much concern and care as is possible, and that no students' rights of privacy with respect to the mails were being violated. Mrs. Brewer stated that care would be taken that no other incidents can parable to the one Sunday night would occur. Puette seEmed very concerned that the post office be aware that New Cdlege is doing a good job of handling the mail in accordance with federal regulations. When she was asked if she felt that the location of the mailboxes in the snack bar was less secure than the previous location in the dining hall, 1\!{rs, Brewer told the inspectors that she felt the mailboxes were more secure in the snack bar, since there are more students near the mailboxes all the time. She said that she felt any students who tried to violate the righ1s of another student with respect to his orhermail would be kept from so by the other students present. She felt students would "look askance" upon serious attempts to violate mail privacy. lV{rs. Brewer told the inspectors that they shouldn't wony, because the acts Sunday night were not serious in intent, and that the Stu dent Policy Office was not worried about the security in the handling of student mail. Puette said that it is important students remember that tampering with the mailboxes in any way is a violation of federal statute. Sunday Night Films Scheduled February 2 -Marat/Sade \ February 9BeaU;y and the Beast February 16 -Experimental Film 4:1 ,. History, with Dream of a Rarebit The Stmday night films for Inde-Fiend; Pumpkin Race; Ballet Mech-pendent Period and second anique; H20; Meshes of an Afternoon. term have been announced. They February 23 Three PalazlOlo are: films, plus 0 Dem December 1 -Gold Diggers of March 2 Ugetsu 1933, March 9 -The Treasure o f Sierra December 8 -The Wild One Madre. January 12 and 19 -Ivan the Ter-March 16 Odd Man Out. nble, Parts I and II: A "special added attraction" will January 26 Carnival ( A Umver. f s uth Calif fil ) be the mclus1on of a Flash Gordon Sity 0 o em omia m d S d "gh d d Cl ep1so e every un ay ru t urm g an ay. second term. Quotable Quotes These rem arks carne from discussions to arrive at "The Case for New College" for the $10 Million Capital Campaign. Michael J. Smith: Why arc we deserving support? Well, I don't think it's the ideal method of educationfor everybody. As a matter of fact it's probably the ideal method of education for a very small minority, but I think it's a trend that ought to be supported if forno other reason than to encourage diversity. ''The point is not who is at New College but what is being done at New College; and it's evidently what1sbeingdone with fair success --which is to try to maintain an academic community of reasonable interested, able, but serious people, people interested in being educa ted." Steve Hendricks, '68: "I think if New College has a contribution to make to American education, it's the fact then, that an acade-mically c cellent education can also be a free education. D: vid Allen, 16 : "I think ve nrc reilly forced to come to terms with ou .Jnd are not gi en easy outs as far as given values either educationally, socially, or otherwise." Dr. B. Gresham Riley, Associate Professorof Hlilosophy: "The thing that has struck me (about New College) is that in a real sense the strength of the program that has emerged here in part, is not that it is innovative so much in devisingnewconccpts as such about education, or devising new techniques with respect to realiling certain ends in education, but there is a kind of return to some sort of oldfashioned ideas, back to what the nature of education is all about and also the way in which it it's achieved. '' Dr. E. David Dykstra, Associate Professor of Literature: 11 Creativity, I don't think1 can be taught --it can be allowed and encouraged, made possible but I don't think, you should go arotmd saying that we te .. ch people to be cr ative be e-use nobody can do that. Dr. George Mayer, former l'l:ofcs or oHih'tory: "We arc trying bas kally to do v,raduatc work at the tc level. S FEA Drafts Position Papers Position statements reflecting areas of concern by Florida's future teachers have been drafted by the Student Florida Education Association (SFEA) executive committee and its State Council of Chapter Presidents. The two groups, representing 23 colleges and universities in Florida with approximately 3, 000 education majors, met in a joint leadership conference recently in Clearwater. Tom Mones, a junior at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, and president of SFEA, cited the following as objectives: A change in Florida statutes that permits service in the Peace Corps, VISTA, or other similar national service organization to be an acceptable reason for deferment of teacher scholarship loans. ( At present, repayment must be made either through teaching service in Florida or in cash. Post ponement of loans is granted only if the graduate is serving actively in the military or is totally disabled. l Oglesby BY ONE I TALLAHASSEE Thoughthefirstnight we arrived in the middlt> of Carl valuabl e speech on "The Plight of American Soc1ety'' and then suffered through a decidedly banal pa "ty, we were able to filter various benefits out of the State SDS Conference, most of lessons being learned from Oglesby. The Florida West Coast Resistance had shipped 14 freaks to Tallahassee, all mt three being firstclass minds from NC. Hugh Parker also turned up, happening to thumb a ride from Tennessee with Tom Gardner from Southern Student Or ganizing Co,nroittee headquarters in Nashville. After downing some words from D:tn Rosenthine of Young S"dal ists of Ame:'ica the next morning, we m aoaged to corner Oglesby and Gardner in another room for an extended two hour rap whi:h covered a multitude of subjects. The rap di>connected and we divided (Continued on p. 3. col. 4) Atlanta To Sponsor Story C ontest ATLANTA --Atlanta Magazine will sponsor a story contest with prizes of $750, $300, and $200, Manuscripts must be previously unpublished works of short fiction, neatly typed, double-spaced, and not more than 25 pages long. They must be submitted by March 11 1969 to Atlanta, 1104 Commerce Building, Atlanta, Ga. 30303, Entries should include a postage-paid, self-addressed return envelope. Atlanta's editors will judge the entries. Winners will be announced in the May issue. Prize-winning entries will become the property of Atlanta Magazine. Other manuscripts will be returned if a return envelope is enclosed. "We think it's time to try some fiction occasionally, says Editor Jack Lange, "It will help balance our more serious editorial matter, and we may uncovex important young talent in the region, If so, fine, but mainly we want the magazine to be more entertaining. Out re.1ders have indicated in recent swveys they want more fiction. We're going to give it to them, If we can't get the quality material wc'r looking for, of cours we'll The reg1on has a ueep pool ot writingtalent. We want to explore it further with this contest. 11 *Seek another teaching contract to replace the present one in Florida one year of teaching, or seek emwhich SFEA members consider un-ployment in a different school acceptable, "The school board's system, or remain but become dispowerto change 'conditions of em-illusioned with teaching. ployment' and limit r activities of The questionnaire, to be prepared the teacher' is unrestrained, said and distributed by SFEA chapters, Mones. "The contract subjects would provide a prospective new teachers to a possible psychiatric teacher with such information as e:J Friday, accorcingto Business Manager 01ar les C. Hatta, This curtailment of activity will be due to the fact that many of the staff will be taking their c:x1.Ta holidayon this day. TI1c school gives each employee a "floating'' holiday in addition to the usual, offic. iJ!oncs. Th individuJl cmplO}CC may take that when he chooses to do so, usuilly on a pccial religious holiday. The mail scrvkc \\ill L in t.lll opcrati n on th..a: d,,}, H.ll'r. .. i


Page 2 Editorial ISP Forty-two first-year students will be leaving campus to do their first independent study projects. Wccannotfeelthat this is wise. New College's emphasis on independent study, particularly in the area of the seniorthesis, makesitnecessarythat students be able to work on their own on a specific project. Yet the faculty is letting one-fourth ofthe first-year class leave, without having Seen whether these individuals can handle work on their own. With the second ISP during the year gone, this means the faculty will not be able to tell until one year from now whether some students can work on their own initiative, with the aid of faculty and resources, A student who is not used to intensive independent study could lose himself easily during this first ISP period, and if he has no faculty to help him (i.e., if he goes off campus) he might well complete his ISP sometime during second term. We still feel that some students should be able to leave for their first ISP. It is occasionally important that people "get away11 from the New College atmosphere. Also, the availability of resources for some ISP' s makes it almost imperative that they be done elsewhere. But the first ISP is an important time for a ew Cell egc student. The rigor of the first term is broken in a significant way, for a significant purpose. We would hate to feel that some students lose out on the chance to prove themselves at New College because the faculty made it too easy to leave campus for a first ISP Le ters Grapes TO THE COMMUNITY: Some of the students at New College want to help the farm workers of California in their strike against the big growers there. They have called for an international boycott of table grapes. The boycott has been so successful in cities like New ork, the workers are better organized, that surplus grapes have been shipped South, hoping to get around the p-iom. We hope you, the academic and non-academic workers atthis college, will help support the boycott. Cesar Chavez and and the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee, which called the strike and the boycott, andfightingthe same rotten working and living conditions farm workers here :in Florida face. Youandyourwivescan support that fight by boycottingth':' talking to your friends and neighbors about it, displaymg "BOYCOTT GRAPES"bumper stickers on your car, and/or activeJ.y organizing the boycott. In this season the least we who have it made financially can do is help the working men and women of Calfornia m their fight for a livnig wage and job security. Students who are willing to support this effortneedyourhelpsince your families are the consumers who can demand the scab grapes be taken off the grocery shelves. If you want to work with us, there will be a meetmg at 4:30 to 5:30 in the Snack Bar to explain what the boycott is all about and what you can do to help. (signed) Jon Shaugnessy November 27, 1968 Publiihed weeklythroughoq the school year by students at New College. Subscriptions: $5.00 per yeart or 15 per copy. Address subscription change of address notice,, and Ul>deliverable copies to: The Cat o.lyst/New College/Post Office Box 1898/ S.arasota.,Florida 33578. Telephone 335-6406. .Editor. ., ....... Ross Madden Assoc. Editor,, .... Jon Moody News Editor .... .. Paul Adomites Managing Editor ... Janet Goldwater FeatQre Editor. .... Dick Webb Editorial Conrultant .. .. Steve Marsden AdveJtising .. .. ColleeJ> Reed Head Liner .... Carola Heitman Circulation, .... ... Lee Harrison Photography ............. Jon LuJ>dell Staff: Karen Adams, SaDdle B.ailey, Marian Bussey, Jean Graham, Sheryl Helm, K., C:tndy Kooty, Mara Lurie, Sue Ohle Tom Pickert, Hal Piercy, Laurel Roth, M;rgaret Spurrell, Byron White, Paul Zimmerman Fallacy Editor: Dr. Berggren commits the erotic fallacy. Philosophically Yours, Jack Cousineau Silence Dear Dr. Berggren, The function of the creative and absoultely free individual is to go beyond everywhere and fill the silence beyond everywhere is (signed) vanisson Words dear newspaper: What is innovation? IF: Duration is tbe transformation of a succession into a reversion. THEN: hmovation is the progression from a profession to an excursion. (signed) Munger With marginal assistance from the keeper of the Strum Pot, Associate Professor of Pot a physics, when underthe watchful and benevolent olt!Jlhclence of the SHADOW. Terse Munger: Rustle. (signed) Tree Silver Surfer Lives (signed) THE MARCH HARE The Catalyst Letter EDITOR'S NOTE: This letter was received three weeks ago by the Catalyst. We are terribly sorry that it could not be published until now. But we feel its points are well-taken and are as timely now as they were when written. The contents of each article are the sole responsibility of the person writmg that article. The paper is financed by the contributors. few wold to th actin prez: "Here it is possible to have a background of mti:ual understanding and respect that would obviate the need for all this technical provision. 11 Dr. Butterfield, in his comments on student "legalism". Having managed to hang on for my sixth or seventh tenn (some tines I am as pmzled as is the Exam mer's office by my statui), I find myself wondering to which "here" you refer, my optimistic sir. PR has a school which is an architecttural novelty surrounded by publicoriented propaganda, to which stu dents are mcidental except when shoed and shirted; incoming students a precious combination of pel'$0nal and academic ideals unfailmgly challenged (and occasionally des troyed)bytheinhumme reality that is this community; the faculty -or the noisiest parts of it-an increas ingly o'bvious desire for students who wish to be (passive) well-trained instead of to become (active) well educated. I guess you are speaking with the view of the college that prompts your being a trustee, and I assume you are actually concernEd with where your concept of the college is going; I refuse to believe, for the sake of my peace of mind, that you or any trustee has reached a level of perversion which you would be willing to formulate pol icy for the institution without real ization/ acceptance of the fact that the experience of this place is often a llle-defining one. I am very suprised, considering your experience in "innovative" education, that you are unaware of the phenomenon of student In a situation in which students are actually free to structure their living situation, they come up with more definitions than their more closely brem -(ll. In a semi-strictured position, where they are nominally free but deal with something like "Honor Conscience" (2), where the administration retams control with some phrase like "If, in the opinion of the College, the action of a student seriously compromises the college, he will be required to sev er his relationship forthwith" (3 )-and New College is the only one I know of which f:tas no clause, and in which student-faculty pressure has on occasion fore-stalled disciplinary action in this spiritover-definition does not occur because what it seeks to prevent has already happened. That, then, is a part of it, it happens because it Broadside is allowed to happen, and a cer tain small amount of pride may be taken in the fact. However, this is a minor part of the trlegalism. The principle reason is indeed a lack of faith, or trust, in the justice and consistency of the personnel of the college. It is also a growing pessimism about whether the ideals preached are shared by all participating (with the attend :t uestion, "lf not, wh not?"). Doyoufindthatparanoiac? Do you react by replying that, even in those cases where injustice has been done, the :intentions are good and the action should therefore be forgotten? Wordslikethatmake me wish you actually livedhere, where you would be bound up in observing or holding together the cracking he ads of students facing dismissal from college for non-payment of fees (whose parents have not been notified of ft); of studems facing dismissal because nobody (not even their advisor)thoughtthat the academic difficulties occuring could be anything but intentional, and hence nothing in the way of waming or was said: of students whose futures (and in the case of the present policy on medical leaves and the draft) are affected by major faculty or administration policy decisions of which they are not told. These are all majorthing s, but the atmosphere is kept continuously charged by treatment of the students in a manner that is not exactly rude, but at least be termed non-considerate. Many actions are symptomatic of Prl.s attitude. from major, like continuous blame of student appearance for a money situation which originated in opening with :insufficient capitol and has been aggravated by bad planning and waste (or pomted ignoring of major requests for academic re structu:rmg and evaluation by students which come out of each allcollege conference) to the smallbut-constant loss/ delay of mail. They include the conflict between the New College ideal of an allCollege commtmity of scholars and the fact that faculty-student contact outside the straight classroom situation is so rare that a second year student remarked "I expected that, at New College, being a professor would be more than a 9 to 5 job. Hah. Although is now quick to define (and bemoan the non-existence of) the continuing responsibility of the student-and I suppose that is some improvement because, for a you played the "I'm not going to tell you exactly what I want from you as a student, but if you don "t ao it you're in trouble"-game--no individual or group in the admm istration/faculty/trustee complex has ever come up with a cogent statement: this is what we feel is our responsibility a) to ourselves b) to Qu:r stud(!n,ts in the coP,tclCt of -November 27, 1968 this educational environment. Instead, there has been inconsistency, in'esponsibility, and dis-ap pointment or all sides, and most of the action which is be taken more defensive or definitive than than on-going. It seems to be coming down to, if you want this (like, to stay)youhaveto do this md this and this. Sort of an educational "You S. II I'm not saying that students don't talte shameful advantage of the unstructuring sometimes. They do. However, it is quickly learned by watching the community of adults which smrounds this "small com munity that had committed itself to adulthood, 11 that it is easy to espouse an ideal without a constant effort to live up to it; it is obvious that an effective way to prevent another part of the community from doing something not in your interest istopromptthem (by brute force or gentle coercion) to adopt some contradictmgpositive mode of behavior; I am constantly amazed at the difference between "my prin ciples" and 11what we will do, and cannot figure out who or what is the force wnich demands that indivi dual convictions be subsumed by an amorphous lesser principle. "A background of mutual respect and understanding" is usually men tioned by the side of a discussion which feels that it has made the greatest effort in that area to date. That background does not exist here because it has been abused out of existence, and will not until all parts of the community demon strate it as the rule, rather than the exception, in daily contact. It is not a lack of tradition which promptsthe so much lack of hmnanity; that deficiency, at least, is hardly a student monopely. To close with a remark on the Bill of Rights: a comment which maybe made on the earlier-mentioned lack of self-defmition of administration/faculty/trustee responsibilityto students is that if you will not do so we attempt to do it for you. Until you have defined that responsibility, you are free to treat us m a most arbitrary way, and no dialogue is possible because we do not know your pre mises> definitions, or of logic. By considering the paper, by reacting to specific points in which you feel we over-simplified or too much, you give us some ide a of your concept of our role (my feeling right now is that to evel)'one but students and a few faculty members the continuance of the institution is far more im portant than the education of its students, that the students are, in a significant way, incidentally rather than causallv related to the (continued page 4 column 5)


Page 3 OHWOW, they did it, an new album to negate all that has come before, grab your dollars freeks andhearthe systematic annihilation of pop music after this there is nothing, only silence A spiritual odyssey through the pop modality To prove beyond all reason that they are the greatest going beyond the Cream, Hendrix, Donovan, Dylan, Simon, all others, even themselves the fragments of pop music cast into the air by the masters my god man even Elvis "Helter Skelter" Presley joined in an orgasm of music PARABLE TO A TEENY BOPffiR Did you dig it mom back m the USSR with the beach boys, oh Wow the USSR is alright and did you see all the hippness in Glass Onion why its a new place to go the Walrus is Paul, mom dig the dryg reference "a dove tail joint" Cool baby calypso music., pretty sexy "life goes on bra" Wow! Wow! dig the realism dig the mystic difference between a wild honey pie and honey pie higher elevations, cool metaphysical high Anddigmom, mocking Buffalo bill dig it mom they're rapping the USA, Wow! Hemingway will bust a gut its all peace and love don't kill the poor tiger (what kind of meat for dinner) and the anti war song anti those southem cotmtry singer hicks, "happiness is a warm gtm, "and dig it mom their talking about heroin "a fa" wow! and knocking the Church just like Rosemary's Baby and all the Freudian syll_lbols "mother superior jump the gun" the ending and Sweet dreams to all peace love lets go blow our minds; WELCOM:E TO SIDE 2 _Stop where you are; enter against s1de 2. The journey must go into ''the dark black night" the black bird on an odyssey of renewal. Themomenthascome "Take your broken wings" "leamhowtofly. 11 photoflash: the mutual explosion of four immeasurable minds Satanic satire: the pigs are eatmg each other and the blood flows over thee arth but it doesn 1t give a damn the earth; are you a pig? SARASOTA Flower Shop ....... MWt---MCeliM l21t 1st Street tSs-4217 I I L Patronue Our Advertisers _________ T!.;h::;e=.._:Catalyst By ]ON MOODY Holy modal rotmders, i r e e k s don't pass me by, I'm alright, its alright, we're only mocking you EricBurdoninthemidd.le of the road ... doing his thing .. afraid someone might see him .. must keep these things private Enter Dylan disguised as a Bible leailingthe search for the lost spir l:ualism. To seek out an answer to the blood ridden 20th century. "I said I Yes." PARABLE OF A REVOLUTION "can you take me back" Revolution 1 count me "in". Revolution 9 the ninth wave the circle of heh, f---dante, are all talldngthen the fire burns "take this brother it will serve you well" fire the gun rtm you become naked before the football freaks take yow face off my bayonette Haunting haunting hatmting PARABLE TO A WASTE LAND "Goonight Bill. Goonight Lou. Goonight May. Ta ta. Goonight. Goonight. Good night, ladies, good night, II "dream sweet dreams for you Good night Good night Everyboby Everybody Everywhere Good night." "Nothlng is revealed" "Just like Dylan's lvf.r. jones" what wanders beyond these fragments "But when you talk about destruc tion don 1t you know that you can count me out (IN)" go fill the silence Shantih shantih shantih November 27 1968 Prog am (Continued from p. 1, col. 3) forworkshops on University Organ izing Students and labor, and, amazingly, Women's Liberation. We left. Reading over two of Oglesby's articles last week (one in the current motive), there seemed substance enough for even a Catalyst article. Oglesby is an interesting combination of theoria and praxis, and I shall let this be the structure of the more important things he put iuto my head. II. THEORIA Oglesby's theoretical stance to ward re\.UluLion tmy be distinguisled clear! y by examining his criticisms of Albert Camus. Oglesby obJects to Camus' metaphysical and individualistic orientatioh toward rebellion as opposed to a political or historical orientation. In stating his own position, Oglesby says: There was always, and there remains, quite another way of visualizing our experience, another way of drawing up the cast of characters: the historical way. In place of the exquisite and subtle struggle of Man against the Absurd ... the historical imagination gives us instead something a good bit uglier and more lethal, a struggle of men against men pursuing their different historical purposes. Camus had jtlways wanted the cosmos to offer him a meaning, or at least an explanation, perhaps an apology. He never seems to have recognized that the cosmic silence which he condemns with an epithet, "The Absurd," is in fact the very ground of freedom, the indispensable precondition of the JIDrality mch he so passionately desired. Society for Oglesby is a dynamic continuing process There is no such thing as a society that won't destabilize itself. Todoso, history would have to end, and we as his torical men can't deal with such a question. Thus, the movement gives no detailed reply to the seemingly incessant questions about wha: it has to offer in place of the Pres eut System. That very question, Oglesby pointed out, stems from the "blueprint for a new society" idea of the old radicalism originating with Marx. What we oppose is pretty clear, although the oppos-ites of what we obJect to don't con stitute a society. We don't claim they do. We can only particular concrete relation of men to one another and to society. Yet this does not appear so very different from Camus. OglP.sby seems to misinterpret Camus' Absurd. not the cosmos which is absurd; it is the man-cosmos relation which is the Absurd. The necessary historical struggles of men are an inherent part of the relation which constitutes the Absurd. The end of rebellion is end of history for both Camus and Oglesby. Though Camus' general orientation as a person is more individual istic -than political, Oglesby can fault him only if his individualistic attitude carries over into his concrete actions, leading to an unrealistic approach to politics. Oglesby can't criticize the reasons for which he becomes involved in the revolution. Dylan'swords apply equally to Oglesby and Camus: There are many here among us who feel that life is but a JOke, But you and I, we've been through that, and this is not our fate. So let us not talk falsely now; the hour is getting late. Though Oglesby may err in his criticism of Camus, he voices some criticisms which are applicable. 1-f is appalled by thi"machine esthe tic" of the new art, by camp art, by Haight-Ash bury and the East V illage, the pfeoccupationwith sensi bility and black humor. "All of them pretending to be avant-garde and rebellious, all of them at the same time increasingly addicted to what is, Oglesby lays a moral imperative on the artist, who necessarily discovers the: immense, cultural problem of ours, an embodiment of a dilemma which the informed artist is virtually compelled to pose, and which, once posed, forces the ar tist to confront a responsibility to art itself. He claimed you can never drop out or worl< "outside" the system. A third party has effect on a twoparty system. We must operate not with cosmic ambitions but with lit tle changes we think will lead on the ma-e changes. The inner and outer trip must go together. We (Continued on p.4, co1.2) DR. 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Page 4 Show and Tell BY M. ST ANTO REIF was always scared to do show & tell in kindergarten, what with it being up in front of the whole class and all, so I used to just sit and watch. Turtle after turtle. But there was this one thing that kept bugging me, and that was that I could see air. All the time, man, but I never told anybody about it cause it just wasn't something you talk about. But it really got to bother me keepin it inside, so one day I stayed after class -it W$ afternoon kindergarten -and hung arolmd while the teacher rapptd with some other kids, and then lost my nerve and zipped up my parka and put on the gloves and started to leave and got outside and froze -there it was, all over. air. Not just nothing but little dots. So I tumcd arolmd, went back inside, took off the parka and the gloves, and hung arolmd some more. Teacher finished rapping and no-' ticed me there alone, and I said teacher, there's somethin really f=Y I can see air. And she said Myname is Miss Oberw.enner. And I said tiss Obergaenner, I really can see air. And she said tomorrowat show & tell I was supposed to show and tell air. So, I went home,. and it got to be tomorrow, and first thing at show & tell time Miss Obergaenner said Now class, today we're going to cb a little experiment. Maxwell here thinks he can see air. Come on up andshow the class, Maxwell. So I went up in front of the class and I said, Yeah, there it is, I can see air; and Miss Obergaenner said that's not air you sec, it's the dust in air. ow Ellen has a turtle toshow us me, but I n(;VCl really dreamed of mentioning it lmtil last week in a discussion group where some guy's talking about how everything has a rational explanation and deviant behavior indicates some personal deficiency, blah, blah, blah, and I said wait a minute. There's lots of things that go beyond science, and he said, Oh yeah? What? And before I knew it, I've blurl.ed out, well, for example, I can see air. And then Dr. Berggren saw the argument was getting out of hand and he interrupted and said, Maxwell here thinks he can see air. Show us, Maxwell. And I said, there it is, and indicated with both hands and he said that's not air. committed the genetic fallacy. What you see is the dust in !:he air. HAPPY THAN KSGIV;::--1 HAPPY THANKSGIVI G HAPPY THANKSGIVING HAPPY THANKSGIVIGN HAPPY THANKSGIVL 'G HAPEY THANKSGIVING HAPPY THANKSGIVING HAPPY THANJSGIVING HAPPY THANKSGIV 'G HAPPY THANKSHIVINH HAPPY THANKSGIVING HAPPY THANSKGIVING HAPPY THANKSGIVING HAPPY YHANSKGIVING HAAPY THANKSGIVING JAPPY THANKSGIVING HAPPY THANKSGIVING HAPPY THANSGIVING HAPPY THANKSGIVING HAPPY THRNKSGIVING HAPPY THRAKSGIVING HAPPY THAASGIVING HAPPY THANKSGIVING HAPTY THANKSGIVING HAPOI THASSGRUMPF And I became an introvert. Class participation became strictly feh. Fourteen years I was silent and all-------------.-1 The Catalyst that time I could see air, I really could, but still couldn't lmderstand it. So I get to ew College, and inside the same still Convention Patronize Our Advertisers Posters Jewelry Gifts Cords MARU U\1\PORTS AR rr l .. r COCKTAILS AT 3428 No. Trail 355-3446 FINE DOMESTIC AND (Continued from p. 3, col. 5) must show drug-freaks and navelwatchers they can't ever be really watchers they can't ever be really a-political. If they won't listen, he told then they're as much an enemy as any pigs or ponies; we should try to get them busted. Is this extreme directivt:. because Oglesby 33 (pre-TV) or may it really be necessary? At any rate, even if no! taken literally (although he meant it literally), it seems an important corrective on one side. Oh how they yearn a bomberburn! Color falshing, thun der crashing dynamite machine! Oglesb'l is telling us that the fire won't turn green--at least not for a very long time. What he is is a kind of authentkit}. He reects the prevalent inauthenticit" of the middle class rebel. H;! dislikes the extremes of pacifist and the terrorist, ofhe oes and vil liaiJS. We don't romanticize about st. armands gall cry INC contemporary 1570 No. art Lockwood Ridge Rd. ?55-3446 IMPORTED LIQUORS 11 e's Books & Statonery, Inc. CO PL TE OFFICE SUPP IES 1350 Main St. 955-3515 being in the ungles with Che; we cao'tbeCheinthecity. CheW!ewhat there is in the world and to see moreover what that world needs to become --these people .. will concentrate all PHOTO BY DAVE ROSS their power on that moment when the good man in hell, acting in acute foreknowledge of probable defeat, nevertheless acts--the true existentialist who chooses his history, who chooses his situation, and who choos<,S at the same time to o:.hange it; who declines exile and desertatim.. and who declines to be defeated by a despair which he nevertheless refuses to reJec:. Such people ... will and again decide to live as fully as they can in that eternal hour before the cternal revolution which is eternally the moment of a man's communion with his brothers. It could have been written by Camu. NMember 27. 1968 (continued from page 2 colmn 5 ) existence of the school). By chas tizing us gently for our lack of trmt, by going into the discussion disappointedthatwc even felt it necessaryto bring it up, you denigrate us once again. We aren'tp[ayinggames. Kindly consider us seriously which we have done for New College by be-lieving enough to come. Love, Ellen Footnotes: 1. Tllday 2. !!scott Co cge 1968 Cata-logue 3. Ibid.

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