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Welcome to Parents Weekend Alreaiy registered to attend New College's seventh annual Parents Weekend beginning Friday, Nov. 3, are 121 parents from twenty one s.ates, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Ishnds The special weekend to which more than 100 parents have come each year in the past several years includes a panel discussion on education, student pre sentations of academic work, conferences with faculty, social events and class attendance Highlighting the weekend activities is the Parents Association luncheon on Saturday, .,._ Nov .. 4, with :>r. John Ott, incommg president of the associFACULTY MEETING: OVERTIME SESSioN Dort, Paster To Check Books At yeaterday's faculty meeting (covered elsewhere in this '<>sue) the CR C represented by Dr Soo Bong Chae, reported on the state of the Campus Book Shop. In view of facts recently reported in these pages, the situation is nearing in Board chairman Dallas Dort's terminology, "a showdown ". In response to the revealin;;; of tlJe bookstore's ;mpovcrir.'>ed condition (large debts) Saul Paster, recent owner, will meet Friday with Dort, Bussimess Manager Charlie Harra, and Jim VanderVeen. h that time, they will peruse the records of the said busimess, attempting to sort out the state of affairs. Dr. Berggren then raised a question many people have been pondering: why was Mr. Paster given the contract, when two SEparate committees had op posed him? Harra replied, "it was only fair to give them a chance to pay off creditors" ( Catalyst 10/26). Dr. Berggren mentioned Mr. Paster's use of ftmds, which "bordered on the illegal", and closed with a request:"get them out of the bookstore". Mr. Dort replied, "He may be out day after tomorrow". Mr. Harra ventured the pledge that, "11sometl1ing will be done". The faculty met Wed in the third monthly of this school year Dr. Smith annotmced that there would be no facultv meeting Mon Nov. 6 Dr Buri in troduced physics instructor, Dr. William Barnum, who will be here for the rest of the year. Robert Drabik, head of development, said that the mounds of dirt in front of the library is really the beginning of a Found, ers' Circle, to be dedicated on Founders Day. He also ann.ounced that the college now has $317, 496..50 towl!rd the Ford Challenge Grant Various major foundations and corporations are aho being-oug" -<><>ntribute mout>y to the school. The faculty voted to pass the E.PC's guidelines for the relation between tl1e Environmental Studies P:ogrem and other ele ments of the college Many objections were raised concerning several of the rules about the academic status of the ESP The most controversial was rule IV 3, which states, "regulnr faculty members working in the ESP may not ev duate for acAdemic cred1t any work done by a student on the ESP except those activities designated by the appropriate divisions. 11 Dr Knox explained that a faculty member working full time may not sponsor any contract, tutorial, or ISP, un less it has been approved and 1 isted in the course catologue Dr. Kirtley called this a "clear violationof faculty since it denies the right to sponsor tutorials to some faculty. Dr. (continued on page 2) ation, presiding Dr Ott is dir Davidson Convicted of Nude Swimming SENTENCE CARRIED OUT as student politico Ron Davidson recieves playful jibes from unseen well-wishers. The amiable young SEC Chakm an, hailing from Des Moines, was found guilty of malicious violation of the Nude Swimming Act of 1972, which Davidson reportedly co-sponsored at the time of its proposal. He was sentenced to be botmd to a tree with 11/4 inch coaxial cable and left to rot for ten minutes in the plush Court of Palms on the Pei Campus. Davidson refu.,ed comment beyond a terse "The sentence of the Court was just." ector of the Environmental Light and Health Research Institute in Sarasota, and father of N C student Henry Ott Welcoming the parents will be Dati. as W Dort, chairman of the N C Board of 1 rustees, and Ted Sperling, board member, will address the group. Throughout Friday, Nov. 3, parents may attend regular classes and tour the library, lab oratories and other college facilities Friday evening, a ial hour and dinner will be fol lowed by a concert uy the New College String (Juatrtet with student musicians Bruce Hutchison, Janet Cannon Richard Rognstad and James Sick An original composition by student Hutcheon will be heard, as well as music by Schubert, Mozart and Kodaly Saturday rooming, Nov 4, is given over to a coffee hour and individual conferences with faculty That afternoon students Melissa Birch and Leslie Ki1Uley will present slides taken during their seven month offcampus study contracts with the Experiment in International Liv ing in Guatemala, where they attended an intensive language institute and then lived with IJ1dian families in an Indian village, sharing lives of the families, working in n agricultural demonstration project and collecting dat:1 on Indain dialects. (continued on page four) WNCR Manager's Case Refered to SEC The Student court, at their meeting last Monday, announced that last hear's student chair selections were unconstitutional, but the contracts which the selected speak en; signed are legal. This was in answer to concerning the constitutionality of the elections. The next issue discussed was a petition submitted by roah y.mich questioning the right of WR C manager Tom Sommer< to cancel Noah's radio show. Br}an Reid, court prosecuter, relt the JS sue is whether Torn, a nollstudent, has the power to de ny Noah (Who was a student at the time of the dismissal) the use. of a student-Lunded .... \u ... h s the Tom felt his position of manager gave him this right, and pointed out a section from the student code that he claims gives a manager freedom to set up hi.s own editorial policy. Tom said the SEC ap-Founders Day Dedication Set proved his bemg manager in that the check made out to WR:t\C was given directly to him, and Ron Davidson, SEC chairman recalled that last year's chaix,voman had told h1m to refer to Tom in an} matters concerning WR.'C. K. C. Greene summed the matter up, ad' i sing the SEC to e stablish a defi n ite set of modes of p rocedure to cover cases concerning services such as the rad1o station, which a ffect a J ,nge p a rt o f the student Br)an Reid next read a statement submitted b y Matt Korol stating that 011 october 26, wlule hfeguardi ng, he saw Ron o:..v :m lu 1 11 Ue t tt college swimming pool. Ron was given one week to prepare a defense but wai\ ing that right in order to deal with the case immediate ly, he pleaded not guiltr because of extenuating circum stances. He admitted he had been in the pool nude, but ll had been dark, and he had thought the pool was officially closed. He had not v1olated the rule intentionally, and always wore a suit when he knew the rule was in effect, that is during the da). SEC PROPOSALS SENT TO TRUSTEES On Wednesday, Nov. 8, the New College Community will hold a Founders' Day Celebration in front of the library to honor those persons who contrihted time, money and effort to the founding of the school. To provide a more pennanert. reminder of these persons' efforts, the circle before the library steps The court then went into executive session and all but three students no members of the court left the room. Ron Davidson was found in violation of the nude swimm ing rule, and he was sentenced to be tied to a tree m Palm court between six and seven PM on saturday, wearing swimming trunks, socks and a sign reading PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH. The court later reconvened and reduced the sentence to ten minutes (6:00--6: 10) on Wednesda) night. Ron Davidson announced at the SEC meetmg Tuesday night that elections for a student court Judge and fin;t year SEC delegate would be held Friday, and that Thun>da y would be the deadline for submission of names of nominees. Bryan Reid, student court prosecuter, discussed the court's recommendation that the SEC draw up a policy in regard to student-financed organizations and suggested that a board of trustees or directors be formed that would have final policy say over the managers of such organizations. The issue was tabled until next week in order to work out a resolutiQn that would be satisfactory to all SEC members. Ron announced two meeting; the faculty meeting on Wednesday, and a special faculty meeting on MOnday to discuss tenure and government. (Ed. Note: The meeting has been postponed) Ron tlien asked approval of the two policy recommendations he had postt:d in Hamilton Center, one on governance policies and one on tenure. It was unanimousl)' agreed by SEC members to present the first of these at the Monday meeting with the change that the College Resource committee would remain at six faculty and three students instead of the proposed s1x faculty and one student. At the suggestion of Earl Helgeson, the SEC voted not to present the tenure recommendation at Monday's meeting, but to inform the faculty that they would present this paper to the Board of Trustees meeting on November 9, and to recommend that the faculty prepare their statement on tenure for the same time. The results of the Faculty Evaluation poll were made public. (See adJacent table.) Noah yanich was given a one week extension of his guest priviledges. The meeting then adjourned. A total of 270 responses were recieved from the students. of students who eva! uated Bud Shartar approved of his being retained, 71% approved of his recieving tenure. of Marshall Barry evalua tions approved of his retention, 70% approved of his receiving tenure. onascaleof1-10, 10 being the highest possible evaluation, the two men rated as follows, category Barry Shartar academic l".inge 6.0 8.6 academic strength 8.4 8. 7 academic accessability 6.4 8.5 non academic accessability 6.4 8.5 capability as a teacher 7.7 7.8 accuracy in stu-dent evaluation 6. S 6.5 flexibihty 7.2 9.0 hum a ness 7.9 9.5 innovativencss 8.7 8.3 structured courses 6.7 7. 1 is being relandscaped into an ordered garden, and e plaque bearing the names of the 76 New College Founders will be erected. The ceremony. beginning at ll:OO am, will feature as speakers founding Chairman of the Board Phillip Hiss, founding President George F. Baughman, and representatives of the charter class and the present student body. Dallas W Dort, present Chaiman of the Board, will preside. Afterwards, areception will take place in the Music Room. In addition to the 76 honorees BOO persons who have contributed to 'ew College in varying amounts during its existence, and all faculty, staff, and students have been invited. The offices of Development and Public Relations (the organizers of the Founders' Day Celebr::r tion) expresses the hope that students will attend the scremony and reception and meet some of the people who gave their time, energy, money and solid support to the creation of the New College ideal. During the executive ses sion, the court also drew up several search w a rr ants L n order to determine i f certain students were keeping firearms in their rooms i n v iolat1on of the student constitution. IN THIS ISSUE: Editonals 2 Fashion 'ews 9 Guest column 10 Halloween party 11 Letten; 2 Literal) Supplement S-8 Parents Weekend Schedule 4 Questions 4 12 Strike 9 This week 3


Page two THE NEW COllEGE CATALYST P 0 Box 1958 Sarasota, Fh. 33578 NEW COLLEGE STUDENT PUBLICATIONS Daniel F Chambliss and Douglas G. Stinson co-editors Sherri Mcindoe-editorial assistant Lee Harrison-Advertising and Circulation Manager Staff Tom Sommers, Kirk Kerekes, Sally Stephens, Eddie Katz man, Marie Sprayberry, Amy Schachter, Stuart Levitan B.ruce Need, Marilyn Math, Ira Halberstadt, Polly ling, Robert Kornman, Ron Barrett, Charlotte Meriwether Lisa Ohotzke, Mike Spaletta, Beth Brown, Laura Gode, Noah Yanich, and Pat Wasz. Tom Campion Editorials At Wednesday's faculty meeting Mr. Dort, chairman of announced, in the wake of a CATALYST The CATALYST Dear Sirs. I wanted to thank the student body for having brought Dr. Ross Terill to the campus and especially for their courtesy and kindness in shring that extreme ly interesting speaker with the rest of the college commt:mity. Sincerely, Hildegard Bell (Note: Dr. Terrill. considered to be one of this country's fore most experts on Cltina, appeared here on Oct. 27-28 tm.der the auspices of the Student Chair, funded entirely by the student bodv.) Gentlemen, At the request of cer tain editors who shall remain nameless, I am writing concerning the recent faculty meeting in which tl1e EPC guidelines for the Environmen tal Studies Program was voted on The EPC document vras fairly irmocuous. except for one section. In this section, conccming academic credit for student work in ESP, it was stated that the division involved would have to ap prove any activity undertaken in the ESP for credit. The implication is that an individual faculty member would be unable to sponsor a tutorial of November 3, 1973 FACULTY--from page one I / \ \ I -\...' Knox responded that if someone should now have gotten to the eleds to wo(k full-time for the faculty. This (eport has not ESP. he should accept the acabeen approved by the faculty, demic limitaions After much only the FSC; the report states discussion in which these two this: Kirtley called for a fac-pcints were reiterated by dif-ulty meeting to discuss tenure ferent faculty members. the two weeks from now, and ex-motion was fin ally passed Fryr plained that the meeting for an tm.animous voi"e vote. A Monday was cancelled to give nother motion to determin.a! the faculty more time to con-if the faculty was in favor of sider the subcommittee's the summer school if possible report. received an affirmative vote The EPC reported that they Concerning the Presidential are considering the problem of Search, Dr. Smith reported the drop in enrollment second that several candidates have and third term. Dr. Knox visited the campus recently requested that the faculty not for a short time. None are sign any more requests for still being seriously four year option or off campus to sponsor a tutorial or Inde-Dr Fuchs will return the week-study that were due yester-pendent Study Project in ESP end of Nov. 17-19 to talk with day. He also asked tl1at the without divisional approval. more of the college commtm.ity. faculty decide what to offer This is a somewhat unusual Smith also announced tilat any as courses earlier (in Jan) situation in that a faculty reported delay in Dr. Fuchs so that students may decide membe( .is more limited in availability for the position whether to stay or go on off-sponsoring on .. us P y, I an contract<: 1 m o ege Resource Committee e term. r. Berggren remm-he was personally meeting Frida}' with Mr. saul Paster, owner of the bookstore, to discuss the situation. Also present at the meeting will be Mr. ;an van der veen, Economics instmctor. We commend Mr. Dort for his personal interest 1n this vital aspect of the college's academic function and urge that he and other Board members demand an adrnmistrative fiscal responsibility without which the college can hardly maintain a reasonable level of efficiency. The New college Ira Glasser Memorial Fund and Miscel-laneous Mischief society announces its first event: a pre-election bash for the sarasota county Sherrif and his department Monday night November the sixth. The society will present cold Turkey cuts with vanous non-alcoholic and there will be live entertainment in the palm court and most other dorm areas provided as a Joint venture between the Sherrif's men and selected 'C students. All students are urged to begin preparations for the celebration as early arrivals may be expected. one might think that the election does not warrant such an affair, but somebody obviously does. If you would like to advertize your business in The CATALYST, contact Lee Harrison, New College Student Publications, P .O. Box 1958, Sarasota Fla. REPllESENTED FOil NATIONAL ADVDTISING BY National Educational Advertising Services, Inc. 360 Lexington Ave., New York, N. Y. 10017 was discussed at length in the reported that the problems of ed the faculty and students of the meeting with the result that the bookstore are still being coffeehouse every Tuesday this proviso was left in the considered (for further details night in Peggy Bates" apartmen1 document, on this, see the adjoining col-Dr Ross reported that a report This is in itself t:minterluron). on the 4-1-4 calendar will be esting and to be expected of Dr. Kirtley, speaking for the forthcoming. Dr, Stcphens also the faculty. What is inter-Faculty Status Committee, said that a report on the position esting is that as the discussion said that a report from tile sub-of women at NC would be made progressed, battle lines were committee on tenure is to be sometime in the near future;! drawn between the Natural put before tile trustees, and and asked for any suggestions or Sciences staff and the EPC. information. This is unfortlmate for a var-iety of reasons. First,_ the dichotomy between Nat Sci and the rest of the school was pointed out rather sharply. My feeling was that there was a fear that 'at Sci would take over the school. While tllis is not necessarily a bad idea, it is in no way close to The ESP is not strictly a N atural Sciences program. Indeed, if it .is to become a viable program, it must expand beyond the division, Expertise is needed not only in biology but in a large number of areas, The legal aspect of the program .is an important one. Legal studies at NC are almost nonexistent. Perhaps ESP shall provide tile impetus to develop a law program at NC. In the process of changing peo-ples' attitudes about conser vation, a tremendous amount of m aterial for sociologists and social psychologists would hP. made available. Everything a person does is done in the context of his envixionment. (Try breathing in a vacuum.) Environmental studies is not necessarily a narrow field of scientific en deavor; rather it .is something with which we must all be con-cerned. Not only is a polluted environment a problem to be worked on by scientists, it is a problem in human realtions, and it is decidedly counteresthetic. Everyone can, and perhaps should, do something to reverse the trend presently moving us toward the destuction of a livable environment. Sincerely, Donald G. Crenshaw TO the NC Newspaper: It's 4 o'clock in the after noon in sarasota now --Tonight I've found the Stones, Laon Russell a d Simon and Garfunkel on the Radio-Johnny walker's with me--I'm on the balcony of my hotel overlooking the pal!ps and a 16th century Rocca--enough Ira Halberstadt touches--now its my turn--I'm nostalgic, I want to know what the new class is like--want to know how my old frien_ds are (and how many of them there are). classes, parties, Revolts, a frantic pilgrimage to D. c. a few years ago--all these occur to me--how was Marios this year? This message is from the Novo-collegians who were willing to expatriate in order to compensate for the attrition vote. We're doing well--have seen 1, 586 churches, exposed 2. 6 miles of :film and devalued the dollar to live in our efforts. Advice: Look to Buddy Shartar for a friend, Ken Sim coe for money, Lee Harrison for what to do with it, Hope Austin on Mondays, and J Walker after all of these. scotty sorrento oct. 20, 1 o PM Dear Friend, I am a high school (senior) chick who is seriously thinking about coming to New college in '75 (after 1 take a year off.) I don't trust catalogues or admissions offices and I can't afford to come down to visit your school. Being pretty much in the dark, I would like to contact some students and get some of their thoughts on New college. I'm really looking for academic and social community living and a creative and involved group of people (I put myself in that category.) Do you think I can advertise in your paper? please write back and I can send you $ if you want it. Thanks, Addy nly Sl'. ARMANOS KEY SARASOTA, "l Phcne: Jtf.l]CI Special Orders taken cheerfully -filled promptly ... ;z () 0 v. 0 () w YOUR GOOK ANC.


November 3, 1973 The CATALYST CALENDAR Phi l o s ophy Conference Presenting a paper at the 18th annual meeting o ( the F'lorida Philosophical Associaltion at Rollins College Nov. 2-4 is Dr. Btyan G. Norton, assistant professor of philosophy. Dr. Norton's paper is entitled "Verification, Linguistic Frame works and Ontology. Past president of the association, Dr. Douglas C. Berggren, professor of philosophy, will chair a panel discussion on the teaching of philosophy at the meeting. Dr. B Gresham Riley, associate professor of philosophy, is currently vice pre s!dent of the association. Next President? or. Lawrence Fuchs, can didate for president of New college, will be on campus November 17-19 to meet with the college community. His agenda will be published in a later number of the CATALYST. THE MILFORD (N.H.> CABI N E T Somehow we think of Doug Stinsnn as always running. At least he was always running when he worked here at the Cabinet Press, until he went off to college in Florida ,u more than a year ago. Doug jogged down from S<'hool each afternoon, or rode his bicycle. in time to sweep floors, chores around a prmt shop, and when summer vaca ti o n came, h e pitch e d in full time. Thi s week we had a chance to see copies of the Catalyst, the newspaper of New College in Sarasota, Fla. Listed as one of the co-editors is Douglas G. Stinson of Milford. We think of him as an alum nus of The Cabinet, and we'll bet he runs from classroom to newspaper office, and never slows down until his paper is safely at the printer's. Fri 11/3 ISP signu.r forms diie"' Parents Weekend begins: reg istration, tours, class attendance. -x:ial hour for parents, fac ulty and staff, 30-5: 30 pm, South Hall. <;oncert by New College Strmg Quartet with student artists, 8 pm, Music Room sat ll/4 parents' weekend contmues, coffee hour and con ferences with faculty and staff 10 am, south Hall Parents Association Luncheon 12 noon, Hamilton Center Student proJect presentations l: 45 pm, audi. panel discussion "New college Today", 7 pm, HC Trustee'.; reception for parents follows, in court of paln. sun ll/5 Parents weekend concludes with mdi. !dual ac of friends (Quakers) dtscuss1on 10 am, worship llam Music Room film series, The Rise "'' Louis XN" French dialosue English subtitles, directed b y Roberto Rossellini. "Among the best films of 1970u NYTimes 7 and 9 pm, Tch A udi discussing the work Leonard Euler, f amous Swiss 18th c e n tury mathem aticain. 7:30pm, :-t Sci Bldg Study Group Topic Social Science Study Group: Mary Jo Neitz Wright will speak about her research on marriage and the nuclear family from the perspectives of women in the women's movement. Wednesday, 5:15 pm in the Fishbowl NEW P U B L I C A T I 0 N SOUGHT CATALYST editors Dan cham bliss and Douglas Stinso:r are hoping to assist in the formation of two "alternate" publications next term; a lit erary magazine and a "rag", or loose 1 y organized opinionoriented newspaper. "1 JUSL think it's drag having nothing but a straight newspaper .. face facts, the CATALYST is not exciting news," says Editor chambliss uand we see a valuable func tion in the existence of a high class rag ... The editors also want to separate the pr esent literary supplement from the news paper, or at upgrade the quality of the paper stock used so that high quality graphics would be possible. Chambliss emphasized that the emergence of these new periodicals would in no way affect the operation of the CATALYST. "We want to serve all the needs of all segments of tne NC commun ity, says Chambliss, "and we simply cannot do this with JUSt the CATALYST." He then noted that the CAT AL YST might be able to provide partial financial support for both publications but that some funds were going to have to come from outside sources, probably the SEC Tues ll/7 ELECTION DAY ConveJ:Sation and Coffee, for faculty and students, 9 pm, home of Dr. Margaret Bates Wed 11/8 Founders Day: New ('ollege will honor the men and women whose E pport and work provided the impetus for the college during its f01.mding uears, 1961-1964. A plaque honoring the major folDldeJ:S will be lDlveiled and the circle ont the er-st side of the libraty will be landscaped and redesigned as a Fol.llders' Circle, llam Sarsota-Manatee Phi Beta Kappa Association: Dr. Justus D. Doenecke, assocaite professoT of hise :>ry speaks on "The Isolationists and the Cold War'' 8pm, home of Mr. and Mrs. C H. Hoppin, 1212 Center Place, Sarasota, Lecture on occult by Dr. Marcello Truzzi fourth of series. Special guest, Gundella 7:30 pro, Music Room $5 per lecture Asolo film: "The Fifth Horseman is Fear'' Czech, 1966. English dialogue dubbed in. 2:30, 7 and 9 pm. Thurs 11/9 Board of Trustees cLNC meets The Woman's Library Association for New College: "Ikebanb: Japenese Floral Art'' by Lily Bishop, professor lkenobo School. :offee, 10:15 am, College Hall Christmas card sale, 9:30 am NC fUm series:"The Red Desert" 7 and 9:30pm, Teaching A ud Apprx one d olla r Doenecke Papers Professor Justus D. Doenecke is preparing an article for the issue of The Jomnal of Popular Culture which will be edited by Professor Marcello Tru.zzi. Dr. Doenecke's atricle willlsrc on the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago. It will be a profile of the fair particularly tellin" of its reception of indus trialization. Dr Justus D Doenecke has commitments to give two pap ers during the first half of 1973. In February he is scheduled :o read a paper before the Soc iety foe Historians of American roreign Relations meeting in Atlanta, The p:-;--er "Isola tionism Reconsidered, is based on his bibliographical essay on the literature rill! iso lationism, published in the fall. Later in the he will give "Harry Elmer Barnes: Forermmer of the New History and the New Sociology," before the Southern Sociolog ical Assn. also meetiu;;; in Adanb Swap Houses ? The Institutional Research Director at Goddard College and family would like to swap houses with a Sarsota cr St. Pete area family for about two weeks beginning midFebruaty. ffheir house in Plainfield Ver. (near Montpelier) is very close to the campus and has four bedrooms, two baths, rec. rm. washer dryer dishwasher, parlor grand piano. They have four children and would need a sizeable house. Might be a nice opportunity for a Florida famiJ y who misses skiing, for a faculty member on sabbatical who could use two weeks of the north woods, etc, Contact Jim Feeney for details, Social Sciences' New Secretary The Social Sciences Div ision has a new temporary student secretary, chaitwo men or. Margaret Bates an nounced wednesday. Stanley Ivester, third year student from Andrews, North carolina, will begin work immediately and will function during the noon hour for two weeks. At other times, informed sources re port, he will not function. young rvester, a former bookstore employee, will allegedly answer the telephone and assist with typewriting duties. Trustees to meet The Board of Trustees of New College will hold their Nov ettlber meeting next Thursday NeW college students may purchase lickets to the ccleb_rity concerts at half pnce thts season. The series will have four Monday night concerts at van wezel single events. celebrit) concerts will present: Nov. 27, 1972 -Alicia de Larrocba, pianist feb. 121 1973 j\;eW orleanS philharmonic orchestra, werner Torkanowsky Musical Director feb. 26, 1973 -sherrill Milnes, baritone Mar. 26, 1973 Birgit its son, soprano Information in regard to tickets is available at the Blue pagoda, Civic center Monda) through Frida)from 10.00 AM to 2:00PM or by during those hourS: 959 4000. SARASOTA !7/orr() 1 /Jltof "Moke it o habit -not on occos10n" 1219 lsi 955-4287 Page three Klappert Article An article adapted from the address delivered by Peter Klappert at ew College's Sixth Commencement, ]lDle lli, 1972, appeared in the Oct. 7 issue of Saturday Review of Literature. It bears the same title:"Let Them Eat Wonder bread," Klappert, who is currently Briggs-Copeland Lecturer on English at Harvard University, taught creative studies in poe tty here in the college's first summer session. He was 1970 winner in the Yale Series of YolDlger Poets competition. Art Show Mr. Robert Perkins, Presi dent of the Ringling School of Art, has issued an i-nvitation to New College commWlity to _come to an art show, exhibiting works by the faculty of the Ringling S. o..hool of Art, which will be held at the school on Friday evening Nov 3 ::.-;m 7:30 to 9:30pm. School Relations Committee meets aere Representatives o fourteen Florida colleges, universities and state eduaation offices who are mem'-ers of the Florida School Relations Committee will meet on the ew College campus Friday (Nov. 3). The school relations ca:nn i\:tee helps to coordinate and assist. -in the devc.lopTnent o1. Assistant for New College. To be represented at the meeting are such institutions as the Univ eJ:Sities of Florida, 'orth Florida and 5

Page four Galapagos Expedition Organizing Cota Mesa. Ca The Charles Darw1n Institute. a notl proltt sctenttfiL research orgamta tion. in cooperatton with the In stttuto Hidmgrafico \' O.:eanoe.ra co de la bel Ecuador toda) announced the formation of a research expedition ll) the lsl3ml departimt earl) in 1 g73_ The lgtuftcance of the arcllilies in its unique natural history-the large variety of plants and antmal tltat make the Gala pagos and equatorial Land of Oz. Located 650 miles west of Ecuador. the i lands form ex..:ellent natural laboratories for the study of insular btology and the evolutionary pro ce St udie will be offered on a credit basis to undergraduate stu dents with a graduate level pro gram available to quaiJfied individ uals. The concentrated program consist of ll weeks spent on site with 52 hours weekly in classroom. lab and field projects in Applied Island Ecology. Tropical Manne Biology & Invertebrates. B10logy, Geolog). Volcanology, Botany. Ornithology & Terrestrial Inverte brates, Oceanology (aboard ship and class). Herpetology, unique island survey project and a cult ural exchange program with participat ing Ecuadorian students. Details mav be obtained from the Expedition Director. Charles Darwin Research In titute. 3001 Red Hill. #Vl-203. Co ta \1esa. California 92626. PARENTS --from page one Also to discuss off compus study projects are students Steve DuPrey, candidate for a seat in the 'ew Hampshire legislature on both the Republican and Democratic tickets, and Ron Davidson, Steve's campaign manager, who is also chairman of the student goveming body at NC Student Jeanne Beaird and her acting class of thirteen studets will demonstrate "Varia tions on Stm Excercises Saturday evening, a panel discussion on ew College Today" moderated by Ted Sperling, of the college's Board of Trustees, .ill be heard Panel members are division c 'airman Dr. Margaret L. Bates, social sciences; Dr. Peter F Buri, natural sciences. and W Lyndon Clough, humanities together with student participants jennifer Adair. Stan Skuvic and David Smith The trustees reception for parents will follow Coordinating Parents Week ens activites is Mrs Daniel G Dobbins, who Sl!id she hoped the schedule would give parents a bird"s -eye view of as many aspects of campus life as possible, G RE.EHWICh VILLA

An Apple in Your Eye Why Translation? "P' Ity spareth so rn any an e vii thing --Ezra Pound from CANTO. XXX /\ man should not approach any ente rise Wlt11 l ess than the highest ideals of whichrphe is however limited his practical tat10ns may b Wh expect] e. atever lllfm1tesim Rl value ns_supplement will have lies in how effectively Jt .disseminates ideals, tP.chniques and a con SCiousness of the history of literature at least among writing at New College. do not suffice, nor imitations of lthe residmg poet or prose Ia tre ate of New Colege. That is why I have chosen to dedicate this tSsuc to translation, not only to counterbalance the monolingualism and temporal provincialism prevalent within the New College S chool Of Poet_ry, but to suggest an alternative to a dese cratiOn of the hwnan faculty of speech: creative poetry workshops. Based upon acrostics and shuffle words into fmally trymg to mflate images into poems what .can lead. to but people searching for emotJOns to f1t the1r vocabularies? What models can provide other than the fads in the little magaLmes, where editors, primarily because they h?ve formed their tastes according to little :nagazmes rather than according to classics, are mcapable of overcoming tha t taste for fads and at best average, ssfe, and ultimately me work? Where success for a writer is the ab1hty to publish anything he churns out regardl e ss of quality? I cannot condone it I 'will not it, and if I were in power i would not permit 1t. English is the only language acknowledged to ex1st by th.e .New Colle g e School Of Poetry. The opm10n of translation is that it is "some to. do when you are in a dry spell and lack And smce there is so much good or1gmal writing arow1d here Sure. provides both apprentice work and subject matter for masterpieces. Marlowe translated Ovid's A mores. Fitzgerald translated Omar Khayyam. Chaucer, Jonson Dryden Pope, and Browning were not translating nor were Catullus, Baudelai re or Mallanne Pla y s prose fiction, and have been L. Andronicu s tran s lated the Od y sse y mto Latm in about 250 B C But w hat c on cerns is the v alue o f 1:ranslatton a s on exercise. whom an translates is -Carla Cohen Pag e five November 3, 1972 ly going .to be one of the bette r writers in a language, S1nce apprentice probably would ot beard of h1m othe rwise. ChanLes are that ;; as developed a style, a coherent manner of ought, that the apprentice has not yet d e v e loped. One learns to feel by W'lltching others feel. Second t11e translation of 3 poem from one language mto another is closely analogous to translation of an emotion into a poem Third and most important, translation can be to an extent that you cannot analy1e an orJgmal poem, primarily because an emotion is in an ori&in a l poem, an emotion to only. the. author has direct access, while It IS the. objective text that is interpreted in 9 tran sla tlon. As for temporal provincialism, there actually were writing b e fore Sylvia P lath. Somewh e"e m the collective sha d o w o f the contemporary w riters are rumored t o exist Homer, Dante, Vergil, Villon, Goethe a n d a cas t of includ ing a c erta in c'reek l ad y o f peculiar sexual predilection s all o f w h o m are of c ourse irrelevant t o the m u c h m ore sophistimodern writer R i g h t ? m deluding mys elf a bout what I'm do mg m th1s supplement, I can' t pretend t o edit o f t h e quality o f a m a g a >ine which is say, three time s a y e a r. A n d I my self certaml y h o v e n o t been w r i ting important poetry s .inc e s chool.' I can't e v e n pick out a m wh1ch e v e rybody else will have to wr1te 1n order t o get published. Any o n e w h o serious l y appli es c ritical standards re g ardless o f the cano n o f cliches known a s the wisdom" soon e r o r l a ter meets w1th 0 e accusatio n that h e i s tearing ?thers d own m order to build himself u p. This lS at best a mis c onception. Isn't it obvious that one m ust app l y the same critical stand ards to a s o n e a pplie s to others? The harder one ;udges ?the rs harder he judges himself. If the deSire d end JS s elf-inflat ion, what bette r mea.ns are there for it than indul g ence back and brownnosing? Critidsm is not an of poetry, but mutual admiration socie ties are. John Edward Horn From the Allegory to the Novel From the Spanish of Jorge Luis Borges Published in OTHER INQUISITIONS 1960 Translated by David L. Smith For all of us, the allegory is an aesthetic (My first version was written "is nothing other than an error of aesthetics, but then I noted that my sentence entailed an allegory. ) As far as I know, the allegorical genre has been. analyzed by Schopenhauer (WELTS ALS WILLE UND VORSTELLUNG I SO) by DeQuincey (WRITINGS, XI, 198) by 'Francesco De Sanctis (STORIA DELLA LETTERATURA ITAUANA, VU), by Croce (ESTETICA 39) and by Chesterton (G. F. WATTS 83) 'in this essay I shal limit myself to the cond.em.ns allegorical art, Cheste.rton It; my opinion is that the truth lies With the former, but I would like to know how it possible for a form that seems to us unjust ifiable to have enjoyed so much favor The words of Croce are crystalline: it is suffi _cient fo: me to quote them: "lf the symbol 1s conceived as inseparable from the artis-tic intuition, it is synonymous with that intuition has an ideal character. If the sym: bol 1s conceived separately if on one hand the symbol is able to express and on the other the thing symbolized, it leads itself into intellec error; the supposed symbol is the expositan abstract concept, it is an allegory, it IS science, or art that imitates science But we also to b_e fair with the allegory and to pomt out that m some cases it is innocuous From JER USA LEN LIBER TADA one can extract some moral; from tjle ADONIS of Mario the of lasciviousness, the reflection that excesSl ve pleasure ends in pain ; on the front of a statue, the sculptor can place a placard saying this is Clemency or Bondage Such alle add to a conclusive work, they do not dam llge 1t They are expressions that extrinsically add themselves to other expressions. To JER U SALEN one adds a page in prose that expresses other thoughts of the poet; to ADONIS a verse or a strophe that expresses what the poet wants to be understood; to the statue, the word 'clemency' or the word 'bondage. 1 On page 222 of LA POESIA (Bari 1946), the tone is more hostile: is not a direct mode of spiritual manifestation, but a sort of writing or crypto grap.e.,." Croce does not acknowledge the distinction between content and form. The btter is the former, and the former is the latter The allegory seems monstrous to him because it aspires to abbreviate in one form two contents: the immediate or literal (Dante, guided by Virgilio, reaches Beatriz), and the figurative (man finally arrives at faith guided by reason). He reasons that tllis manner of writing entails la borious enigmas. Chesterton, in order to vindicate the allegory! begins by denying that language exhausts the expression of reality. "Man knows that in tlle soul there are shades more disconcerted more innwnerable, and more am:>nymous the colors of an autumn forest He believes, however, that those shades, in all their combinations and conversions are representable with precision by an arbitrary mechanism of groans and screams. He believes that from the interior of a stock broker noises that signify all the mysteries of memory and all the of desire really come. Language declaxed insufficient, there is a place for other things; the allegory ought to be one of these, as is architecture or music. It is formed of words, but it is not a language of language, a sign of other signs of the brave virtue and of the secret illuminations that this word indicate I t is a sign more precise than the monosyllable, richer and happier. I cannot very well say which of these eminent disputants is right; I do know that alle gorical art at one time seemed enchanting (the labyrinthine ROMAN DE LA ROSA, which survives in two hundred manuscri pts, con-sists of twenty-four thousand v erses) and now it is intolerable. We feel that besides being intolerable, it is stupid and frivilous. Neither Dante, who depicted the history of his passion in VITA NUOVA ; nor the roman Boecio, writing in the tower of Pavia, in the shadow of his executioner's sword DE CONSOLATIONE, would have understood this feeling. How can one explain this discord without resorting to a plea based upon the principle of changing taste? Coleridge observed that all men are born either Aristitotelians or Platmists. The second intuit that ideas are realities; the first, that they are generalizations; for the latter, language is nothing but a system of arbitrary symbols; for the former, it is the map of the universe, The Platonist that the universe is some sort of cosmos, an order; that order for the Aristitotelian, could be an elTOr or a fiction of our incomplete knowledge. Across tlle latitudes and the ages, the two immortal antagonists changed in dialect and in name; one is Parmenides, Plato, Spinoz a, Kant, Francis Bradley; the other, Heraclitis, Aristotle, Locke, Hume, William James. In the arduous schools of the M iddle Ages everyone invoked Aristotle, master of human reason ( Convivio, IV, 2) but the nominalists are Aristitotelians; and the realists Platonists. Georg e Henry Lewes has the opinion that the only medieval debate that has any philosophical value is on nominalism and realism; but that a sentence from Porfirio, trans-lated and commented upon by Boecio, provoked a debate at the beginning of the Ninth Century which Anselm and Roscelino maintained at the end of the Eleventh Century and which William of Occam revived in the Fourteenth Century points out the importance of this persistent controversy A s might be supposed, over the years the number of intermediate positions and distinguished figures has multiplied toward infinity It is possible however, to assert that for realsim universals are basic (Plato would say ideas, forms; we, abstract concepts), and for nominalism, individuals. The history of philosophy is not an empty museum of distractions and word tricks; quite likely, the two theses coiTespond to two ways of viewing reality. Mauric e de Wulf writes: "Ultrarealism gathers up the first adhesions The chronicler Heriman (Eleventh Century) denominates .antiqui doctores as those who teach the dialectic In re; AbelBido speaks of it as an antigua docirui'ii:; and until the end of the Twelfth Century one applies to his adversaries the name of modemi." A iliesis now inconceivable seemed obvious in the inth Century, and in some form persisted until the Fourteenth Century. Nominalism, previously tlle novelty of a few today encompasses everyone; its victory is so vast and fundamental that its name is useless. No one declares himself a nominalist because no one is anything else. We m1
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