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E 0 _/ __ wj' c0LL olitics o privation is also related to narcissism. In both the people involved think more of themselves than the situation indicates they ought to. 'l'he man on the line identified himse 1 f a6 Frank Ingr&ham. I had reached him through Sunshine Resistance Headquarters in Tampa. I wanted to know where David Harris since it was 6:3C and we had (I thoU6ht) an interview at 5:30. "Oh," said Ingraham. "He's right here, in Tampa. We didn't know about the we can do "t afterwards?" '"What time would that be?" ''Well," he sa1.d9 "the show-oops, I mean the 'rap' usually ends at about 9:30. How would that be?11 It was tight, as it happened, because I had a rehearsal, and Mr. Harris did put on quite a show. Show here not intended pejoratively, but he is a pro ($100 honorarium), and he has been through it so times We did the interview at God's resi-dence at about ten. Several students, and the members of the HarriR entourage were One of f-4.r. Harri main themes was the vicariousness of American society. The public at large is convinced that they can only participate through public figures, never for themselves. "I'm one of the people that's been put out for others to live off of. And that's a destructive thing all aroundo I spent nine years of my life doing this kind of work: getting&ot at, beat up, thrown in jail, and done some things I'm proud of, and I'd like to be appreciated for themo And the press bills me as a folksingers husband." 'Ibe danger for him is when he starts to believe the myths. "I've had to pull up roots and clear out several times 11hen I felt mJself in these situations. It's an insidious processo.oi want people to know what I do, but not to think that I'm anything special for doing it." Mro Harris comes across as something special. He is articulate, attractive, and, to me at least, completely sincere. He is a perfect public figure with whom a potential young activist might identi fy, possibly in lieu of action of his own, We talked about other problems of inertia. In a few minutes he was saying, ''One of the things that happens to you in the penitentiary is that you get this sixth sense about police. Your body telJ.s you when there are police around. You pick up their real quick Not that he has anything to hide. "It's a comical proposition more than anything else. The cats can come ask me I'm doing and I'll tell them. They believe in the back room. They think that everybody's got a back room that they sneak around decisions in. So we have the police all tied up looking for our back room. And there is none." Mro Harris is an opportunist, in a neutral sense of the word. He prides himself on his desire to go into a situation ready to adapt to it. Tactics for the revolution? "The p:ame is to keep them in a position where to act against you is to act against themselves. The hard part is that you may go down in the process. They may procede to grind up your life, and although the thing you're part of may benefit, you're no longer part of it because you're no longer there. That bothers me. I wish there was another way." He thinks that 11they11 are in a sufficiently bad position so that it would be to their disadvantage to reactivate the prison camps used for Japanese Americans during WWII. "The possibility exists, but I can't do much about it. I think we have too much support; they couldn't pull it off." GOD asked him about nonviolence. ''I use the word a lot less, as it has become meaningless. I found myself building a dogma. Practically I'm pro-bably more into it than ever. I'm not interested in hurting pepple--it's counter-revolutionary." On American technology: "One of the things you find out about the American technological arsenal is that all of that vaunted American technology is bullspit. We worked two Faculty Follies _o? Wednesday, a meet{ng was held 1n the teaching auditorium 3nd some people came. At 3:30, the scheduled time for the meeting, there were present 13 teachers, members, Pr'sident Elmendorf, two 1n erested students, and one ace cub reporter for the After the customary 5 minute delay, the meeting opened with a quorum, although many seats remained empty. Announcements included: Borden announced a special faculty meet1ng to be held April 19 to discuss the Educational Policy Committee's proposed 5 year plan. Dr. Riley annouuced that Prof. Steven Toulmin, noted philosopher, will be on campus later in the nonth. Mr. Murray annouuced the two candidates for the new position in Education will be on campus in the next few one Friday and one r1onday. nr. Gay announced a guest lecturer in mathematics to be on campus April 13-19. Dr. Lyons raised the complaint that too many non-students are taking courses and monopolizing faculty time. It was noted that such students have actually completed entire contracts. Mr. Saver, a stuuent, announcing himse1f as "a minor deity," declared that next year's G.O.D. will be Mr. K.A.Kerekes The next item on the agenda was consi deration of the SEC :esolutions, which, you will remember, were also on the agen for the March At that meeting 1t was decided not send the proposals to various committees, on the basis that such referal could tie up the resolutions indefinitely. Several faculty members noted the difficulties foreseeable in im them (two are of dubious legal and the resolutions were refered to committee. The Faculty Status Committee then proposed that ilea be kept on e oh member, including wnat courses, tutorials, etc., he or she has done each term. Drs. Ross and Bates thEon the grounds of "too much and Dr. Ansbacher and student representative Ralph Colb argued that such a file implied a judgement based on numbers of courses. Dr. Griffin, who presented the motion, said that "facts on paper" were needed to write up recommendations to other schools, and that (in response to a query from Dr. Crouch) may be added by persons other than the faculty member. The motion was passed on a narrow voice vote. Dr. Griffin brought up the suggestion of required student evaluations of facul ty, and was quickly answered by Mrs. Ferraro, school recorder, who 'Ibis is just impossible. We just car.'t!" Severa] faculty members also noted the paper work problem. David Pini, Student Chair, argued that the students "Pay the faculty to do evaluations will the faculty pay the students to?" Dr. Riley, later suppor ted by Dr. Bates, urged the adoption of a qualitative evaluation system entailing more than a check of just Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory. During the discussion it was pointed oat that faculty members must write at least a paragraph of comment on each student's evaluation. Dr. Borden moved, and the faculty agreed, that the proposal be sent to committees. Dr. Gay, reporting for the SASC, announ ced that as of March 31, over loa% of all course evaluations have been submitted; it was not clear which teachers were wor king overtime. This past term, there were satisfactory contracts to every three incomplete. Dr. Knox expressed concern and asked for suggestions on how to remedy the situation. After a few minutes of lete talk, Dr. Knox presented the regular budget report, saying it will probably be possible to maintain ehe present enrollment leval next year. CA: It seems that one of the big problems of the movement is paranoia. HARRIS: Yes, I think that's true. months aboard that aircraft carrier, and found out a lot about aircraft carriers: they don't work.'' Hearing Mr. Harris speak about col-leges is a challenge to those of us who tend to accept our presence here. He, Continued, page 2 Only fourteen after the dinnertime drift began, the meeting adjourned; it 5:09 P.M. If you were to label the biggest problem over the last two years you'd have to pooint to that one. I think paranoia Dan Chambliss


2 News Travel in' on the Road ''""""' the preL?ar is immoral in large measure because of the work of the student antiwar movement. The only thing that stands between the majority antiwar sentiment and majority antiwar is a lie --the lie that the war is winding down. T.lieTaCts are that the bomb ing is than ever before and Nixon plans to leave a residual. force of American GI's in Vietnam indefinite!{;. In the first three months of 1972 Nixal. has sent more omb ing raids against North Vietnam' than in all of 1971. n:e s:tudent :novement must take the lead in exposing N1xon shes. Nm:>n, the man responsible for the invasion of Cambodia and Laos, would like nothing better in this year than to to the campuses and say, "I have silenced antiwar dissent. America is united behind my 'plans for peace'," Nbccn has incredible resources at his disposal.--free TV time, crack public relations teams, and millions of dollars. All we have are the meetings we can organize, the leaflets we can pass out, and the mass demonsttations we can build. But tl. Nixon has to maintain the most ambitious netowrk of lies the world has ever seen. All we have to do is tell the truth about Vietnam. There are massive demonsttations for the immediate total, unconditianal withdrawal of all U, S forces from Southeast Asia and an end to the bombilig Now! Scheduled for Saturday, April22 in New York and Los Angeles. The decisive majority now oppose the war. By united massive actions by the antiwar majority we will end the war. HElP US TELL TilE TR t.1'rn I MARCH ON APRn. 22 tnltiatiiig Signers: Chuck Avery, National Secretary, Peoples Party Lanny Davis, National Youth Coordinator, Senator Edmund s. Muskie Fred Lovgren, National Coordinator, Student Mobllizatian Committee Laura Miller, National Coordinator, Youog Socialists for Jenness and Pulley Carl Nelson, Washington Bureau Cldei College Press Service Raphael, N, Y. State Campus for McGovern Wi!Uiam Sloane, Executive Director, Youth Caucus, 172


Editorials, Letters, Etc 3 Hog Porlor--------...the GODFATHER On-Campus Study (Announcing a new educational Program) The parking lot is full and a line stretches nearly a block from the boxoffice. Proof of age must be presented before a ticket at $2.50 a head can be purchased. A wide assort ment of people--middleaged, hip, elderly, students, For the last several weeks our grunts have been directed towards the administration. bridge groups who decided to take the evening off, habitues It has become increasingly apparent that we've neglected the students for far too 1 of the "big date"--are waitln$t in an unurually large crowd ong. for a Thursday night on the Suncoast. And what has drawn No cause for alarm; there's more than enough ammo to go around: them and away from the hearthside? One of HollyNew College rents out rooms to students; students who live on campuJ' generally have to wood's greats: The Godfather. pay rent. If they don't, they aren't students for very long--it's a fact of life (hereJ anyway) That 'a simple enough. the closelt-knit and far-reaching families in the coc111hy Don't misunderstand us--we're not trying to say that everyone who lives in a room has built its empire. Tite American Way. Belief in the here pays rent; heaven forbid! That s obviously not true (look around). Well, heck... capitalist system and entreprenurial enterpt"ise, mixed with sh uld devotion to ldn and merciless business pl"actices, and why o non-students pay rent? Students have certain responsibilities, like paying spiced with excellent counsel and astute leadership has tuition and rent (little stuff like that). Non-students don't. What could be more nat-established "Don Vito Corleoni (Marlon Brando) and his ural? Why, rumor has it that one non--student has been living on campus for a year or "family" a profitable business. Of course, in a free market, bi ( 80 there is competition among the pl"oducers, which can result He has no responsi lities. That's not to say he's irresponsible--land's sakes, why inthelargerandmorepowerfulsqueezingoutthesmaller would we say a thing like that?) and uncooperative. Life is a business commodity as is Wh t d t 1 h ? '"--t uld b th 1 anything else. It is taken easily, but paid for harshly in y are non-s u en s ere. "'U1 co e e attraction? Surely they wouldn t kind when thick Sicilian blood has been spilled. In the do it to save a few measly bucks. what 1 s money? (Hmmm not a bad idea; I better talk early 1940's, the narcotics racket is adopted by the five to my landlady.) It should be noted that they provide entertainment for the students major families of the underworld. Because Don Corleoni, A d th ed t na1 t iti f h Godfather to numerous children and once-children, "has n e uca l.o oppor un es or t e students think of it l Learn how to get the judges and politicians in his pocket," it is essential roaring drunk and throw chairs and scream obaceni ties and bust glass... Learn how to be that his cooperation is obtained. Vito, however, does generally obnoxious, a little mean, and defnot want any part of it, which forces drastic action from ini tely intimidating (or intimidated--the To Whom it may Concern: his associates. Their Don {five bullets) This is not intended as an angry lettel'' touches off gang wars the Clty hasn t seen in ten years. Al-best way to learn technique is b t th 1 f t Dr Willi though he eventually recovers, his SCil Som1y Uames Cahn) to be practiced upon.) u ra er as 8 P ea. 0 sor s. am _is riddle'd with submachinegun bullets, a rival don's son J. Tiffany III, referred to as is killed, Luca the muscleman ls garrotted while his hand Oh. One last thing. We--the students--Bill does not et know whether he will be is pinned to a countertop with a stilleto, Vito's youngest should be right proud of ourselves: Neither y sa1 Mike (Al Pacino) leaves a dOD and a corrupt police the administration nor the faculty had much employed here next year. For several reacaptain with two souvenir bullets in the forehead each, sons, I would like to urge that his con-Mike's married-while-in-hiding, Sicilian wife Appolmia to do Wl. th this on-campus study program, we t b d f th mi goes up in flames when their car explodes. "New York Life, did it all by ourselves. So it's up to us ract e :enewe or e ce ng year. of course. Why do you ask?" to keep it going. 1) Wlth Dr. Morrill a leave of Itseemsthatalotofpeoplearethebeneficiarlesof"a p t th t d t ( thi lik absence next year, there Wl.ll be only two deal they can't refuse." As the grisly story progresses, Mike ower o e a u en a or some ng biologists if Bill is not rehired Furtherdoing his stint as the prodigal son, comes back in order to that. b 'assume the reins of the life his father had hoped Mike woulc OHM there would be only one la course per term t never have to live. More and more Mike shows that he has -----------------------....1 since, as I understand it, Dl'. Buri does the stuff it takes to handle it: to be cool, ruthless, emest, To Whom It May Concern: Ma all Barry have all beeu de!ded tenure and have thus had their contracts at New College terminated, I cannot just shrug my shoulders and sigh in disbelief. To do no more than that amounts to at least my tacit acceptance of those decisions. And I do NOT accept them at all, I came to New College because it was an "experimental" college, offering more than traditional institutions. Supposedlytrhis was a place in which not only students, but faculty and administration alike were open-minded to new possibilities. And I thought, at least theoretically, that students here had some voice in the type of education they got here. But there was one thing I overlooked. New College IS an institutim, and like all its primary consideration is self-perpetuation. It has found its little niche in society and is quite there. It is quite sensitive if not reactionary to any slight disturbances which might be considered a threat to the established order. You see, New College is rapidly tiecoming Old College. But why talk about "it"? What is 'New College" but a name? 'The buildings and structures qo not make the decisions around here. It is the people here who make this place what it is. Merely because we as have chosen to come here and have paid thoucrands of dpllars for the privelge does not teach any labs. Dr. Culbertsont3 labs efficient, and businesslike. When Mke, too, decided to h ail 1 become a godfather, he has settled the question and added would be t e only av ab e open the final touch to the role. He illustrates this by having a to biology students. halfdozen reticent and uncooperative competitors murdered, 2) As I'm sure nearly all of the stu-simultaneously with the baptism ceremony in which he dents who taken his courses would story concerns the warm and close, agree, B i l l lS an outstanding teacher. He human-like-you-and-me (if you will), relationships shared is t he lecture r I can ever r e call mside the family. There is real love between the Don and taking a course fro m as w ell a s b e i n g ve r y his s on s, and between the Here the ties of blood are strong and more than busmess11 They are just as real, for tutorJ.als. His knowledge of hi.s or unreal, as the brutal violenc e they are with. very nearly any way make an excellent who 1eemed to have tears com.IDg to tbe!r eyes alternating with adrenalin puddng them to die fr

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