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Volume V, Number 16 Published by Students of New College, Sarasota, F lori d a February 6 t969 Environment ______ --. electric guitar I ra u zel god loves you, w j//i am h am i lton t , t-Tetsl-ocher Room 133 f ..... Quietly, Dr. Hamilton's "Environment" seminar has been meeting each Monday night at 6: 30 in the barracks behind the tennis courts, "looking for a totallynewconception of the best educational environment." Quietly, until this week. The group met Mond:v night for the fifth time. The first meeting, chaired by Hamilton, concerned decorating the bare room and outlining for the The next three weeks, students dtd projects assigned by Hamilton, and discussed a long article on the film "The Graduate" while varying the environment by adding or subtracting light and music. Decoration of the barracks was all the SUP?Osed to be proceeding. However, by the fourth week, the room was still almost bare and Hamilton said that he would leave ifnothinghaibeendone by the next Also during the fourth meeting, three students left during thediscus.sion of "The Graduate", two of them because they wanted to listen to the Jefferson AJ.rplane record in the background, rather than carry on with Hanilton's idea. Thirteen students and Hamilton attended the February third meeting, for which the assignment was to read or listen to a Robert Lowell dramatization of Melville'sstory "Benito Cereno" and discuss the play but from the viewpoint of someone other than your self. Duringtheensuingweek,about half the floor had been covered with foam rubber and quilted carpet patches of many colors. The group sat on the carpet. From the stylized role-playing (present were Eldrid11:e Cleaver, a Group Freak, Enrico Verdi, "My Father", a Sarah Lawrence dropout, Lenny Bruce, and a "microbopper") made it difficult to keep the discussion on the subject of the play. Within 45 minutes, Bill Kopecki, the microbopper, playing loud rock-and-roll and choking Hamilton, "a poorly educated clinical psychologist", with a cord, while Ivan painted in black on the Jon Lundell swung on the rafters Jack Cousineau Eldridge Cleaver ke of classroom roles; of "mutes", "whips", and "changers" among students, and of the teacher's usual role in getting the whips to start discussions in in classes. Dr. Hamilton wanted to know whether an ideal educaional environment would still have such or not. Roland King said that if such a situatiOn was indeed the best_means to learning what he wanted to learn about philosophy, then it was a necessary evil. Bill Kopecki said the group was having an admirable discussion, and wanted to know why it was admirable. Jon Lundell answered that for once it was about a subject instead of about the discussion. No one really reached any conclusions about what the anti-environment was supposed to be, but it was evident that it wasn't supposed to be what it had been becoming. Dr. Hamilton, before the group broke up at 9:45 said that he thought the group owed a debt to the people who laid the carpet. No assignment was issued for next week: just Mark Baraz' closing words: "i think the more livable we make this space the better off we're going to be. And I think the more people take this seriously, in a funny way, the better off we're going to be." The house ol the wicked is disinte w rating ... What ldtrlre would we have with them? This is the time ol the /all ol tlte power gospel ace 9 to byron If people have lived by a given system for the entiretyoftheir lives they are not apt to be anxious 10 change it in anyway. In fact, an attempt to change the system is an attempt to kill or render their lives of workinR and the results under the svstem void. The changing of a system on a large scale is commonly known as a kabob. The changing of a system on a very large scale and in a short period of time is, in the case I am considering here, a revolution. At the time precise of the revolution the clingers to the old system are deviating behind the times. This is a relatively safe thing to do. The revolutionaries are deviating ahead of the times and this is dangerous as all get out. They are subject to the laws and injunctions dealt out by the old system. Socrates deviated ahead of the times in which he lived and was executed. Severity of punishment tor forward deviance has lessened a little with the gen eral intellectualization of the race but progress is still rolling as slow as in antiquity. If I return to my home with long hair I will be refuting the yard stick by which my ancestors recent have measured and become satisfied with themselves. I will be saying to someone who means nothing to the world except in one monetary way ... the way means nothing. And this will mean to them that they mean nothing because they can see nothing outside of the terms of the system. They only have value in its dimension. My very existence is an attack in their minds and now it is an attack in my mind. I have been treated as though I were an aggressor often and I have been bewildered by this often. It is now that I declare myself an aggressor of sorts. The age of Aquarius is coming and the transition will take a century or more unless it is dealt with properly. I want my children to live in the freedom I see on the hori:ron, not their children's dhildren. There is a lesson in history. The age of Pisces came with the time of Christ. The transition was a slOH one and hardly worth the trouble considering what the age of Pisces entailed. The myrticum of the age of Pisces was a limited selfish one on a small scale. The goodness was talked fora There will be two tllU week. On Thursday evening, Feb. 6, Dr. David L. Clark of Hope College will speak on "England Rejects the B:roque Style. 11 Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and Dr. Clari<'s talk will follow. Friday evening, Feb. 7, thirteen students visiting Sarasota under the Experiment in International Living Program will be guests for dinner and after ward will present lil.ides of their countriel and talk about their land.-They come from Japan, the Phil lipineaJ Laos, Hong Knog, Aurtralia, New Zealand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and all are collea:e-level rtu dents. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and will be limited to those who sign up in advance at the Stu dent Policy Office. Showing the slides; will follow at 7:30 p.m. in the Teaching Auditorium and will be open to the entire college community. of and dealt with as a dream. It was never brought to bear. The transition to Aquarius must not be delayed by unwillingness to change. The of the last revoiution of_!l.umanity must not be thought of as a precedent. Speed is essential. As this is being written, the ones who have been left in the dust both spiritually and intellectually rule the winds. But there are somepeoplewhofeel the change within them that is beckoning them to the new and better life. The change is within. There is an equal part in every man and this common part is what is allowing men to each other for the first time since we were at creation. There are some people whoknowwbatitistoknowsomeone. This has never happened before. NO'N to see the problems of the transition. The old people are going to die. Not many can be saved before their departure They can not harm us with their ignorance. They are not to be taken seriously in their final hours they will leave in peace and in this way time is on the side of free men. But there are invokers of the old and the wronst which will not die so soon. Our children will not be burdened with themifwecandealwith them early enough. These P.eople are the hard core short hairs, a condition of the soul--not merely the physical difference of appearance. They have every right to be what they are certainly. But they must never slow the coming of harmony. They are of the old and thus they are afraid of chan2e but we must never let fear in the hands and hearts of these dangerous people interfere with the revolution. The change will come with beautiful peace even if they are scared to death of having the yardsticks removed. They must be made to see people as people and not commodities or things which are in anyway expendable. But this will take action on many fronts. Remember this in 1969 or they will be harding you into concentration camps in 1975. Caution, discretion, and prudence now will yield peace, harmony and love in our lifetime. If we who feel the change within us now do not act, things will get much worse before they get better. Area involvement with music, particularly in the field of opera, will be given a boost on televis SundrrP-t.ew ::itt0!'1'e ut r 'et.inr. S outt-Oa.rolim f':"o entails tr-'Prs1ng 'it!ord.a Georn.a; ,the so-rY-, ('cf o _, n tbier ,-te-.C s1:.iv er-8d T1n1a q nivfl'rP-1 E : Bron n-Roger Tl:.e Flori .. in C"OO'l t.!,...e .. l"l# J Ore n reed ... c. t'" A stor Je.s-;up nd }o,r,.. d a rlif!t: CP o <" nion o Lour, in "'hile l..ick an-I cop scent 2 hour!'! "etting tt. r 2 2 dolla r for the -t.apRnese FridJI a.!'temoon H :e traveler$,11 rlovn dowr, "'"" are of Feau"!'crt I.adv tr' e s to hit th("m in a cro...,,_lk, ( aw1th to past tense r r a d 1 M in a trJe Maated wit"' peace sim sd.lec tJ-,e font trl1 r ped or sh dot.ed mo:nen r1ly froft'l her strained life La.rly in rverse and tried once to do hat"''' to our ,;rouo m Ut" l"oAd X..dv tJ-.en pu. )11 forward into an onc:orrlng ltne of traffic and tu'!T!"d ro\.IJ"'d nd s.ittinl! tl,.1,te0 en hr front seat sl':e threw a cntel sneer o! eonteot at the vouths ,Al!!.used. t.te party th.n p'"'Oc eded to the of t nearby "v to sit a.nd "'"., it Arrlvl.a pclice car Pf!rfonr.ed and a officer asked 1f Ollr were the local hippie group that h&d 1nPt 1 th the MYcr and thP town ooune11 ti;& t vel"y d.&y and vi"' ..a he'\ .. d been and SAid h"Pe we are not TI>t-'e a'Te frlnd!l ot mir.e !:roo Col eve ted in Sarasote Floricle Nn said with t e d:11it]11ty of his of:ice s he drove a Y W'e ;1U!'Iit nt VOU to have a gc-od tJr.e durin ,'0\)r stay Have ftB"' conte vollr N.\'ela yuX "'k 1.'t11 dad. to .sk111 K at Cl-ck'\ny for "j people !"O they 111 te aplt-rde>rfullv eor?e's frien d h.ppened to O'A'I en old l'r'r1cn fort And a,l the lani Around il e o theo 11 t= sp.nt in eoxt>lOrinff eells and tunnel and even bar cal, Pd the Ya.nkee vheTe tl-:e owner couldn't believe t;Je !1'0111 "raf o4t. 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letters Message From France To New College: Having just spent many hours reading through back issues of the Catalyst from the beginning of this year, it seems time to send more news and a few comments from the real (unreal?} world away from Florida. Question: Is there any more or less of an adjustment to malle going from New College to American society or French so ciety? This question is prompted by the usual run of articles, letters and comments in the Catalyst on the rather exclusive world formed by the school, and the "myth" that is so quickly attacked, and the beliefs so quickly shattered. What I wtite will probably be much out of date, in many senses bacause I am not on campus, because all the news I get is from the dhalyst or occassional letters, and much of what I know is part of my there ("as it used to Paul Zimn!rman made reference to S artre in one of his letters, drawing somewhat of a parallel, apparently, between Huis Clos and New College. Perhaps it would be good not to forget two lines from that plar. ''L'enfer, c'est les Autres" and "Eh bien, continuons. A DIFFERENT PACE a" LIVING "maftrise" is often close to what Professor Waring would like to see as communication on research of professors between professors and students. It is a Senior Thesis ex cept without other classes and more intense \\Ork. This prqect, although each student has an individual topic, is done in con unction with other students working on related topics in seminars that meet regularly throughout the year. However, the impression recieved during the first weeks of attending French classes is quickly lost and replaced by the realization that uDfortunately a situation where the student can do as much as he wishes is also one where the student can do as little as he wishes, be it New College or the University of Aix-Marseille, and doing just enough to get by is stan dard. year, to start off with positive programs immediately instead of the usual month or two of hassle, size is not terrifying. Do more students equal more money equals more faculty equals better student-faculty ratio? Just a word on activities: thank Rosemary's Baby for student polls, bull sessions, instaDI: campus, sex discussions, C. L A. ads, faculty appointments (long live the Language Faculty, from last year) and it was great to know that Richardson Wood, Dr. Barna by Keeney, and Dr. Harris Wollfordcamebutwhy doesn't theCatalyst print the week after they come what they had to say instead of just announcing visits? A proposed contest: to the first student who correctly identifies the LC, SC, CSC, AC, SBC, SCC, SHC, SSCC(now SCRC?), NCSMS. "Passion, Action, Liberty"'l George Scarlet -------MA Hewasoldand white-haired and pronounced all his "s"es like "sll'ea and I owe IllY presentday to him., Mvseventh-llrade science teacher, Mr. O'Neill, whoin we calleci Punchy behind his back because somebody said he used to be a boxer and it was a nice idea, The problem in eus nDilern world being to live withoiX guilt, and the trici: to substitute in your awn cClllllicioume5S a more I i b e r at in g authority to counteract the repress ive "no" of the parental superego. Not that Mr. O'Neill did any of that consciously. No, he just o.. ia, 1! lae even we were tllcft Pumping all tbe a!r o\Z ofa pair of Magdeberg Hemhh2aes. I' would gloat, it seemed over the fact that he was allowed to touch diem In that he knew we were there, in that those d:!iny plastic stuck to gether,globes were his and not OurS', and he was the Cllle who got to tlil his tiiiaest to pull them apart, with the vacwm inside. He thought he was Mr. Wizard then, though his Item face wouldn't admit it. h was }'{hen he lectured that he didn't appear to know wewere there, and, paradoxically perhaps, that wu when he saved me. Day after day we would write in our notebooks that we would have to turn in. He began each and vvery by saying. "the 6ell has nmg. Vishitqrs., please leave. All shtudemshsbouldnowbein 1heirsheah" and flen just tall--and may not pais--it probably will form the core of any law To the to eliminate the draft. presently Perhap' you might pnnt ail oi written, the bill would: part of this? It is a timely occur-End the draft six months after the ance, and an occasrion for letter enactirentof1helaw. Registration, writing on the part of all responsible however, would be required for all citizens. males between IS and 20 years old. David Moore The National Observer, Monday, tivetovohmteersbyincreasing pay January 27, 1969: page 3. rates by $100 a month for everyone How Nine Senators Would End Draft in the service, augmenting the.. boAnd Raise Pay of Vohmteer Army nuses for those who re-enlist, im-Widespread d:inatmaction with proving a volunteer's opportwifiieJ the m i 1 it a ry draft was reflected for higher education while he is in lastweekinabill5E0nsoredby nine the service, andlowering somewhat senators to end conacription and the physical and mental require shift to fully voluntary forces. ments for enlistment. Except for Senator Mark Hatfield, Oregon the P.ay proposals aren't Republic an. had introduced asim detailed m the bill. ilarbill Vnthout cosponscm in each E H lish a joi'nt congressional of the two years. This time, Committee to study the National however, he obtained the support Guard and Ready Reserve of colleagues fi!Om a braod specThe committee would. propose ways truro of political beliefs, One was to bring those units to heightened Barry Goldwater, conservative Re-readiness for combat. publican of Arizona; another was Reaffirm the right of CongJ"eSS to dovilih George McGovern of South reinstate the draft upon the recomDakota, mendation of the President. The Though the bill surely will be previous bills of Senator Hatfield modified in its COW"e through Con_ would have premitted the President DEAR SIR I had wodanprehimbuttbeN -I set; otherwise the ru.ling automati....amwritingyou and many other 11 b 1 nothing to take his place. Part of ca y ecomes aw. college Dewspaper editors to alert I ld ha mehatedunnecessarywork and the am to t t Union has college newspaper editors to alert 1 f other partqatedidlers. There was fellow students about the recent a new opimon te egram; or 90C a no way IS-word telegram can be sent from Then one night Mr. O'Neill ap-'happenings cOI:lcerning. youth fares. anywhere in the U. S. to congresspeared in my aleep. 1 had not men, thePresidentortheVice-R-es thought of him for dx yetdl, He Board examiner ruled that "youth ident. If a student doesn't have time badh.iswhitedruggist coat-, ed fares should be dropped." Unless to write his opinion, I recommend lookec! at me mater-of-facti... liW the Board decides to review the dethat he call his l..bion flp as m erely dfferiag me cision, itwillautoma:icallybecome office and send a wire. .something effective in 30 DAYS. .. I feel students should be in"Work, "he said, "ilh when I urge everystudenttocontactthe formedofthisinjusticeand that this shomethinR: ish moved. CivilAeronauticsBoard, 1825 <:;onissue is one that you are obliaated necticutAvenue, N, W., Washing-o Great God! I thought. Bw tbct ton, D. C, 20009, and voice his to present to your readCTS. meansthatldowodc. All till time. h f d Sincerely yours, And aftertha11 slept as I had ever protest against t is un atr eclSlOn Stephanie Southszate against youth fares. It is important to bring back conscription without consrressional approval. M. Hatfield reminded the Senate that a volunteer armed force was supported by President Nixon as a post-Vietnam War measure. He argued that an end to conscription could reduce the_tensions within the 'nnited States. Abolition of the draft, however, isn't universally applauded. Questions about the bill were raised immediately by Sen. Henry Jackson, Washington Democrat, who wondered whether a cessation of the draft might not produce a mercenary milital)' establishment consistin&. laqely of poor people attracted by bigherp..}' And he wondered what the cost be. 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