New College of Florida Brilliantly Unique; Uniquely Brilliant



Material Information

Alternate Title:
The New College Organ (Issue 9)
Physical Description:
New College of Florida
New College of Florida
Place of Publication:
Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date:
January 14, 1972


Subjects / Keywords:
History -- New College (Sarasota, Fla.)
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
College student newspapers and periodicals
College publications
Spatial Coverage:
United States -- Florida -- Sarasota


General Note:
Four page issue of the student produced newspaper.
Source of Description:
This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.

Record Information

Source Institution:
New College of Florida
Holding Location:
New College of Florida
Rights Management:
Before photographing or publishing quotations or excerpts from any materials, permission must be obtained from the New College Archives, and the holder of the copyright, if not New College of Florida.
System ID:

This item is only available as the following downloads:

Full Text


THE NEW COLLEGE I I RGAN Assault Last night a young woman narrowly escaped being assaulted while on the college campus. The woman, identified as a non-student, was waiting for her brother to pick her up at the 58/th St. entrance to the West campus. She said that a man in a gold 1965 Le Mans drove past her a few times, finally stopping, pointing a derringer-type weapon at her, and telling her to get into his car. She ran into B-dorm, told some students what happened, whereupon the students notified the proctor. Police were on the scene within minutes, and later set out to look for the assailant, whom the woman described as being a large black in his early thirties. -I Two Way Street is now in o"')eration and seekir.g your partici"')ation. In case you haven't heard, Two Way Street is a pro grar. which tries to bring together students and retired resideDts of Sarasota in various activities. Some of these so far have rar.ged fron stitchery and other handcrafts to sharing business and political experience .. Academic-type activities are also "')ossible. The possibilities for mutual benefit are limitless. Sarasota's retired population is a remarkable group. New College students are a remarkable collection of individuals. A couple of ways in which they can be brought together are small group tutorials taught either by a student or a retiree, and larger group discussions of more general topics. Anything else is possible, lacking only If you are interested, or have any questions, olea se see Chris Arn.en. January 14,197l Issue 9 Braft The Selective Service today released a list of proposed changes in their reg ulations which will affect yol.Ulg men facing the draft process in the future. The changes --which were first pro posed to the public for review in ear ly November and now are amended after further study --concem proce dures for personal appearances and appeals, among other major subjects. The proposed changes, scheduled for publication today in the Federal Reg ister, are expected to become ef fective throughout the more than 4000 local draft boards in mid February. Until they become ef fective, Selective Service will con tinue its moratorium policy on all personal appearances and appeal board actions. One of the major changes proposed today guarantees the registrant' right to request an appeal following an adverse decision at his personal appearance with his local board. An other proposed change allows a registrant who receives a long postponement of induction to receive con sideration from his local board for deferment and exemption requests, including a claim for conscientious objector status. The revisions pub lished today set a 15-day limit in which a registrant must request a personal appearance or an appeal, but they perm it the local board to grant an extension of this period when a registrant demonstrates that his failure to respond within the 15-day limit was due to reasons beyond his contorl The policy proposal that a local board give a registrant at least 15 days notice of :>. pending personal appeamace with board, the state appeal board, or the Pres idential appeal board, also was re tained. Commenting on the 15-day time limit, Draft Director Curtis W. Tarr said: "Although we have shortened the time limit for personal appearance and appeal requests from a rigid non extendable 30-days to a flexible 15 days, we also have added the require ment that local boards give registants at least 15 days notice of pending ap pearances or actions. Thm, no local boards will be taking action in less time than bas been required l.Ulder the old regulations. Then, as now, at least 30 days will pass before any action will take place following the mailing of the Notice of Classification card to the registrant. The package of regulations published today was the second major group of changes released in recent weeks by Selective Service headquarters. The major portion of these changes was first proposed to the public in early November and then effected throughout the System in early December. The changes put into effect on December 10 included the phasing out of all new undergraduate student defer ments, an increase in the time giv-en registrants who receive induction orders (from 10 to 30 days), the es tablishment of classificaton of 1-H as a new administrative holding category, and a major revision of the procedures and guidlines of the alternate service program for 1-0 conscientious objectors. BU The nature and status of the Bud-get CommittP.e was learned yester-day in an interview with Bryon Nor-ton, currently with the ad hoc Bud-get Committee. In the tl:ustees' meeting last week, a trustee, Dal las Dort, was selected to join the ad hoc Committee, and the ad hoc and administration committees were more or less considered merged. As for tht> general perfonnance of the ad hoc Committee, Mr. Norton seemed to feel that the committee is pushing for a year1s delay in the plan to greatly increase student en-rollment. This "holding action".would be implemented with a general tight-ening of everyone's belt --the com mittee is recommending budget cuts of $100, 000 in the academic areas and $200, 000 in the non-academic areas. The rationale for the delay, according to Mr. Norton, is that the current seminar structure of educa-tion cannot take the proposed in-crease in the number of students. It is felt that a year is needed in which a new educational structure can be devised and implemented. Mr. Norton mentioned that a freeze on faculty salaries would net arol.Uld $40,000. He could name with certainty other specific areas in which the budget could be cut, as the com mittee has not gotten down to such specifics. The ad hoc committee will be meeting tomorrow (Saturday) on its own; the committee in toto is expected to meet early next week. Our Closing Thought NEWS FLASH Har FlASH! Editors and staff of the New College Organ announced late last night their decision to recognize the new Bangla Desh nation, becoming the first student newsoaryer in the world to establish diry lomatic relations with the war-torn country. The staff ryresented editor Middleffian with a one-way ticket to Dacca, where he will ryresent the new government with a guest pass Walt Disney World, samoles of New College food, and a used cooy of George Harrison's Bangla llesh, the 45 rpm version.


2 Editorials, Letters, g rasota s urvz vzn sa Like most, if not all, of the northern Doug Murphy corporations that own Florida, Arvida does not give a damn what happens here as long as Arvida takes a profit back to Scarsdale. 'o t'e Hog Parlor Arvida Corp. intends to develop the last untouched stretch of land on Lido Beach, the south tip of the beach and adjacent land i including Otter Key, land now used by people of Sarasota as a beach and a favorite night-time makeout spot--and !mown to NC students as the spot where Revolutionary Eco-freaks collected an entire truckload of beer and coke cans Earth Day 1970, a.nd retwned them all to Anhauser -Busch. Arvida, probably the biggest developer in the Sarasota area, and landlord of the Keys, plans apartments, houses condominiums, a gas station or two, marina, yacht club, and hotel on a small area of land--development that would up the cities population by approx. 3, 500 people--or one-eighth of the present population -all on a lOS acre Arvida tract. This would mean just a few problems for the city. The Keys are already over-crowded, especially Lido, next to Saint Armands Circle where the rich and the tourists buy their comic books, gold plated driftwood, and hair berets. Adding over three thousand new residents would mean a miserable traffic problem for the Key, the bridge and eventually a back-up into the whole city. Planners have suggested that this would mean new roads and maybe another bridge. Will Arvida pay for these? Of course not. The people of the city will pay, as the f"e&ple of this city pay for all of Arvida 1s new little profit-makers. Sewage is a severe problem on the Keys, as is floalrling Paving over lOS-acres more will only aggrevate the problem, and again the people of the city will pay. One of the "last"public beaches in the area willlhe an Arvida private beach, carefully guarding the white sands from any sweat, grime, or perhaps rubbed-off black pigmentation from the lowly commoners of the city> I have heard it suggested that the Arvida plans are really a blessing. It will mean that there will be more toilets of the rich for the maids to cle:D more swimming pools for the maintenance men t9 clean at $1.60 an hour, more beautiful landscapeing and architecture for our children to look at and aspire towards. Praise ATVida. And the other blessings--as the g I to be cODcemed with oil spills or shifting sand on the beaches, or the possibility that a blue heron will wake anyone up at night. I do not feel sorry for the rich on the Keys who know that they1ve spoiled the area enough are now that further development' will wreck theu v1ew or lower their property values. But what about the birds? Fish? Little fuzzy animals that go bump in the night? That have been disappearing for years from the THE NEW COLLEGE ORGAN area, and now about to be wiped out" in one little wimper. A little more that three Published Weekly By The Students of New College, Sarasota, Florida. David H. Middleman Editor STAFF: Douglas Murfhy Steve Jacobson Dan Cham bliss Doug Stinson Ira Halberstadt Chris Arm en Leslie Sweat and the ew College Community. years ago porpoise swam around the New College at sunset. A few months ago a case was made in this column that &a:asota would have to be considered a colony of sorts, a pleasure colony of the northern rich, much like Havana was in the fifties. Arvida owns the keys It is a cofrporation that says it is based m Mt.aml_, although its executives are Northeners and hve m places with funny names like Darien New Canaan and Greenwich, and ArVlda s mommy had a funny name too--Penn Central. Since my government laid my tax money on Penn Central last year to bail her out of it now seems to me that I am in fact Ymg to sec. my ..:1ty and the land arotmd 1t further dest:nDyed. That some how reminds me of the Vietnamese war. BICYCLES Sarasota Bike Headquarters" CHECK OUR SELECTION OF: I am collecting information on film/media study opportunities outside of New College, locally and for off-campus study. Standard, Middle and Lights 3-Speed Lightweights 5-Speed Derailleurs I'd appreciate hearing, from anyone I haven't spoken to, about any ideas they have, or resources they are 10 Speeds Normally 5 different models in sto k --both men's and ladies' styles c aware of. Ira Halberstadt Box 561 958-0312 COMPLETE SERVICE --REPAIR SHOP THRIFTY WHEELS Within walking distance -1/2 mile North of New College on right hand side 7000 N.TRAIL 355-8989 The men at Arvida are smart, they grab up cheap land and then waits until it becomes valuable. Then they build parking lots and condominiums, sell them at tremendous prof\its, and split. To hell with the people of spoiled areas. To hell with the wildlife with the fact that Florida is simply growing 'to fast to handle itself--to hell with the little thing that developers such as Arvida with the help of the Army Corp of Engineers, have destroyed 1h Everglades, and thus most of south Florida. Th t' e the real estate business. Back in168 Arvida in a s connection with this same South Lido deveiopm wanted to fill in parts of Sarasota Bay to build ent condominimns They still intend to do this They were. stopped then, in great part, by new organization, Save Our Bays ( or as the Sarasota Herold Tribune calls it, SOB), which was created for the most part, to fight Arvida and after thuudn they won that battle, drifted back to' being a bun hg of upper middle class ani rich retired c Eco-freaks, the kind of people who love to go to H to garden club meetings and have a great time sellin orchids for the symphony Although they oppose g Arvida 1s new moves to develop/ destroy the area it is unlikely that folks will be able to tear' themselves away from tmlir yacht and bridge clubs to fightArvida's plans again. And Arvida does plan to fill in parts of the bay. In'68, as well as now there were sickening rmnors floating around to fue effect that Arvida really wanted to fill in the entire bay, and build condominuims. No more bay. Just concrete,. I ann hoping that Save Our Bays will prove me wrong and my estimate of how willing they are to fight Actually, there seems to br: little anyone can do. Arvida owns the land, and heaven forbid that anyone ever tell a northern corporation that they can1t build their high,-class condos for high class profits. The only thing holding Arvida back is the zoning Present city 1.0ning would not permit the density of housing Arvida demands, so Arvid a has asked the city to change the zoning of the area. We musn't expect that the mere fact it is becoming clear most of the people of the city neither like nor want Arvida's plans will alter the city commisions desire to do as Arvida says. We still have a city government that likes to cater to every whim of northern corporations and developers, and a City Commission filled with roen either overtly friendly to Arvida or working for Arvida. So we can expect the Commission to give Arvida what it wants. A record number of people attended the first pQblic hearing on the subject, .however and they came to oppose Arvida. More public hearings will be scheduled in future weeks over this zoning question, and we shall see just how much of a hold the Arvida money has over the City Commission. We will probably also be able to see what this city will look like in the future. I predict wall-to-wallArvida condominiums where there were once mangroves herons and water with fish swimming. There are two last disheartening facts to deal with in this case. First, it has been estimated that the eventual cost to the people of the city, for the roads, bridges, sewage systems et al. the people will have to build for Arvicla will amount to approx. $loo0. per citizen. But that's okay. Maybe after Arvida forces us to build these things Arvida will pick up the construction contract. Pretty nice deal. Secondly, and most importantly to anyone with any interest in the future of this city, Sarasota, welcomer of the rich just npne,d down a request from a non-pro'fit organuat1on for rezoning of land that woUld permit the building of a few low -cost homes for poor folk. Yanqui, si, m1grent no. I warn Sarasota, I warn Arvid a I warn the Commissions of both city and the trend keeps up, if this area keeps to and bringing in rich folk, and keeps oppressmg and forcing out poor folk why ladies and gentlemen, soon there anyone left to scrub your toilets. You might have to do it yourselves. Ron Bloom will be holding a clearance sale Tuesday between the hours of one and six. Items being sold will be books and some personal possessions. The sale will be held in Mr. Bloom's apartment in the A Building. Petitions for the up-andcoming student elections will be accepted in the SEC office starting Monday Dear David, Congrats on that Big Ad! It just goes to show you. Doug


Campus Clatter and Teen Chatter 3 de vi l's advocate You can always recognise Joe Cross on campus. He has a characteristic long gait, will stop suddenly, spm around and talk to someone then suddenly spin back and take off in a new He enjoys walking, along w1th talking and eating, and it shows. Talhin' strongest objection was that although J;le repects the opinions of the major ity of the students, those who partici pates the least are often the ones he respects the most. "That's a statistical thing, and not against any one person but so many times I ask a student why he signed a petition and Last year, third we had a very serious prob lem with dormitory costs. Because of the extremely high number of students who chose either offcampus study or option for that term, there was too much empty dormatory space (unpaid for), so that the college took a very bact beating on the cost of operating them and on the maintenance costs, usually supported heavily by stuw dent room and board fees. The unused dorm space 1-;as, in some cases, used by ncn rooming students, students on leave, and non-student visitors. The trustees, the administrators, and (presumably) the college's financial auditors considered this a very unacceptable situation. Which, no doubt, 1 t \'88. The trustees instructed the admin\stra tion to insure that this l<.rould not be repeated. a to insure filled dorms, several deadlines 111ere set up for:deposits to be in (to insure you a room), a student services deadline 'iras set for off-campu. s housing permission, and most the Nov. 1 deadline for third term options was set. In addition, the forfeit of of student.deposits was made the penalty for miss ing the deadlines(business office deadlines, as opposed to studat services deadlines, for example). This change in policy (before, there were no effective controls of student residence floNs) has some very interesting rnm ifications. 1) It raises a very large question in my mind as to whether 5 month in advance commitments are very sound educationally in a flexible, experimental program. Yet it is precisely this kind of committment that students are forced to make in deciding by Nov. 1 what there endeavors for third term will be. 2) It means that student flows can be controlled only by a system which is dependent on their violation of stated deadlines. Had all of the students who wished to return to physical academic res iqence first term paid the deposit on time, this would have meant a large surplus of students without rooms. As it was, because so many students were Ira Halberstadt late, the college was able to put them in the guilty spot, and placed ttlrty students who had paid late ?n lists, while others (returning students) away. It should be recognized that not all late payers were waiting listed: only the surplus. The control, therefore, is no more than a matter of placing restrictive deadlines which allow the college enough margin to establish a first come, first served policy. The third term deadline is even more insidious. Here, there is a known tendency for large numbers of students to go on leave, and there is more difficulty in replacing them with new students than is in September. Here, what has been done is to effectively limit the third term option and study to those student s who are able to 5 months in advance. These are a distinct minority, and possibly the students who need the options (esp. academic leave) least. 3) What this will probably lead to is the forfeit of many deposits, which leads to the question of f{hether this 1s a good and valid source of income for the college. 4) A related question is whether this is good management of student flows or merely a method of simply dealing with financial instability without consideration of the purposes of the institution, shafting of students by the administration rather than the shafting of the administration by the trustees (handing the hassles down a step?). Joe Cross did his Ulldergraduate work at the C amegie Institute of technology, and recieved his M. Sand Ph. D. from the University of Michigan.. When asked what made him go into mathmatics, he replied l'ts like agything, I guess, I was in it in high school. It's unfortunate because now I feel teaching rnatham;tics is immoral. Its rots the brain I asked what bro"ught him to this conclus1on and he replied, "Just look at mathematicians! Seriously as I said in the Handbook, math is ilie ability to think very small thoughts very clearly, and while this may be useful ability, it can get to the point where you can no longer see the whole picture." He hopes that within the next 200 years teaching will become obsolete the preoccupation with knowledge will be replaced with a non-commutable "wisdom 11 What would he do if he wasn 1t teach ing? "Ji I had to make mOIEy ... if I were good enough to get paid, I would do research ... Then I'd only rot my own brain Jil didn't have to earn money I'd bask in the SUil. Lately I've be come interested in psychology. and will be with them deveioping math models. 1 Joe used to be found aroUild Nat. Sci. at least 24 hours a day. A new ring on his finger has changed that, however. When asked how his 119 to 5 kick" was aff':cting his "Walking, T alking, and Eatmg" he replied, "Just fine! I get m y talking done b etween 9 and 5 and m y walking and eating outside. he will answer, "to see some action here. 11 If we'ed spend hall the time and energy we spend on trivia on we'ed have the best school m the UlllVerse The school takes itself too seriously. I think that the majority of the students feel that they are too busy, and rightly so, to take time off to play political games." He is equally critical of students and faculty m many respects 11 We try and sway j,eople by yellmg, I think this." No one tries to present the facts. 11 "I'd like to see student representation more organized. Perhaps would help, like dorm representatives but my experience with them is that puts up a sign saying, "Hi, I m your Dorm Rep. If you have any come to me, and no one will ever go. 11 Joe Cross found no major faults with the academic program here at New College. He finds it much better than elsewhere "Just trivial. things, like making ISPs optional." Dr. Cross is a member of the College CoUilcil; I asked him to tell what he thinks that was and he replied, "No one knows Most of its functions have bee by committees, so 1 guess 1t can do just about what it wants to. 11 He feels that although the College Council doesn't wield any power now, it could become an important advisory body. For example he felt that the stW. ent proposal would have had a much better reception had it been proposed by the College Council. I've g ained 5 pounds t Plans for the future? N e w College UDtill he gets sick of it, or they can't stand him, then loafing and and wines mostly. One cl the joys of odt wldl my wffe. ;r being married has been tummg my wffe --Doug Stmson on to wines that aren't quite as sweet as the ones she's liked. 11 I asked Joe how he had heard of New College. "That's sort of embarassing some of the New College faculty were at a math meeting and they contacted me. said that New College wanted to interview I'd never heard of the place and thoull]lt it was iust a backwoods school. I was superior as hell about it Are you accredited? that sort of thing. Then when I retumed I fowd that just about everybody had heard of it, and they were saying how lucky I was to get a chance to work there. Joe Cross sees the political situa-tion at New College as students, who appear to think that the school was meant to be a democracy vs. the faculty, who wish to maintain their oligarchy. "Ugly as it soUilds, I find myself agreemg with the faculty, although I have nothing agamst students entering the oligarchy. He listed some of his reasons, a-mong them South American tmiversi ties, where there seem to be a lot of power plays, but little leaming., and the schools here that have tried total democracy and failed. Pemaps his 3-P-0 Students needed as chorus members to perlorm in the Tumau Opera Company prcxluction of the Three Penny Opera. The only pre-requisite is that you can vauguely carry a tune. This will be a very UllOrthodox production of 3P-0 taking place through out the theatre and not just on the stage. Interested students should contact Sylvia Greenwald (Box 169, 958-1031, all hours) before Jan. 17th. ATTFNTION PARENTSChildren of all ages needed also (about ages 3 to 12) to appear in the pexfonnance. Con talrt same as above, Merle Haggard is appearing in concert at Curtis Hixon Hall, Tampa, February 1. MARIO'il If that isn't enough, Mel Tillis is going to be there too. If interested in going and getting tickets, see Dave Middleman or Jim Feeney. THURSDAy two for one PIZZA night SUNDAY Spaafletti supper -$1 2702-14th St., W. Rt.41 Bladentcm, FlorJda HaCDe 747-1436 A New S&H hand-crank icecream maker has been obtained by the New College community. It may be borrowed from Andy Zucker, room 136. FOR SALE CHEA'P! The chance of a lifetime! Now you can be the first kid on your block to own a real, 1960 Fiat 600. 11,000 miles--it sat on blocks for years, no kidding, new ry lugs'. ryOints, coi 1, water oumo, gas oumn, hoses, etc. etc. 40 long miles to a gallon of cheao gas. $250 until the orice goes uo! Contact Doug Murohy or call 355-6889 PM.


4 Columns Reviews Bangia Desh Even after reading 11 the various reviews, ranging from TIME to Rolling Stone, and even after seeing George Harrison on the Dick Cavett against Oklahomans), and, of course youre anti-Banglaand a choir of rock sing-more unfortunately, Dylan's Desh and pro-Pakistan, in ers doing back-uo, rylay appearance. After the first which case I would advise ing songs we all knew good feeling of hearing Old not buying the album, sinceand loved like Blowin' show one night, with excerpts from the film of the concert, I found it hard to believe than any concert of Super stars, such as the Madison Square Garden concert for Bangla Desh, could be any more on record than a serious of heavy ego-trips. I had visions of hearing separate volumes of separate guitars being turned up up up, Bob singing live, and sing-your money does go to In The Wind, Something, ing some of the old Bangla Desh. autif you It Ain't Easy, and Bangla which may or may not mean like the idea of new na-Desh, and you've got an anything about what Bobby is tions, or like the idea of extra $13, or your friend planning to do these days, a concert of Bob Dylan, has it, or you were olan-Dylan simply cannot compete George Harrison, Billy ning to sell your car/ with the excitement of the Preston, Ringo starr, bicycle/mother anyway, rest of the album set. He is Klaus voorman, Jesse Ed oick uo the Bangla Desh too quiet, too subdued, the Davis, Eric Claoton, Bad-Concert. Its for a good songs have been heard too finger, Leon Russell, cause. often before. I find myself Jim Horn, Ravi Shankar, as Jesse Ed Davis tried to get above Eric Clapton, as George wanted to be heard, as Badfinger struggled to be heard at all. And I had worse thoughts of hearing George's voice saying "Bob Dylan" and then having screams drown out a whole side of the collection. playing his side of the album the least. But this doesn't matter at all. There are six sides to this album, if if I don't play two of them as often that doesn't m ean the set as a whole isn't worth the $13 they're asking for it, unless that at the time of the concert was nothing more than a dream. Still, the Mixtures of such superstars event is History and must rarely come out well live, be recorded in the history check Cream, check Blind of American/British rock-Faith, and thiscollection political culture as such; especially promised no listening to the record is better. a lot more fun than reading Fortunately, and happily, the book. given that the price of Excepting Ravi Shankar's The Banqla Desh Concert is side of the set, which I am $12.99 at Kuban's, and few not competent to judge, the people are capable of throw-only parts of the album that ing around thirteen dollars don't quite make it are Leon these days (even if that moneyRussel's Jumping Jack Flash goes to BanglaDesh refugees) which invites unfavorable this album is, One, one of comparison with Jagger (al-the best "live" albums out in though I'll admit a prejudice many years, and a credit to Phil Spector's occassional genius, not a matter of competing superstars, and Three, based on what was and will be called "dynamite" material, as where finally Eric Clapton gets credit for .,....... .GULF GATE MALL I 92 guitar on "While My Guitar Gentl y Weeps". The group you hear may indeed be the first true Ro c k Orchestra, tight and together, sounding for t h e most part like a huge group thats been together for a long, hard rather than a pick-up group of stars brought together on short notice to do a benefit for a cause--a nation-to-be--Straw Review by Paul C a rlson ogs The movie's title, "Straw Dogs, may or may not be appropriate. I was certainly not prepared for the spectre by such an innocuous name. The movie basically was a gothic tale of horror with some 20/th century innovation---like graphic, livid color. Dustin Hoffman and his wife have apparently come to her father's home in Ireland so that Dustin can work on astrophysics (or some such) in the quiet environment of an Irish country estate. The com Dustin as they would any outsider (snipe hunts, etc. ) and, fmdmg him weak, set about to step on him at every opportunity. His lack of response engenders a greater effort on their part to the point that his wife no longer holds any measure of respect for him. When Durtin h a rbors the village idiot from an angry mob, the stage is set for the bloodiest scene I can recall in any recent movie. The movie is, on the whole, well executed. The enless flaunting of Dustin's impotence builds a frustration that is amply purged by the bloodbath. Were I to see it again, however, it would not be immediately after a meal. .RD. A Million Random Digits and 100,000 Normal Deviates by the Rand COrporation Wendell Wagner This is the first time that Rand Corporation's famous A Million Random and its lesser-known sequrJ have been pUbliShe m lD writing style illustrates why Deviates is now considered the better by most critics. Perhaps this new edition 100, 000 Normal Deviates is something entirely different In it, Corporation ties several subplots together beautifully. Only the tale of 59833 and 21551 is handled somewhat chunbsily, and there one wonders why Corporation introduces an ordinary love story into the plot of Deviates. All in all, this reprinting of Rand Corporation's two greatest works is a valuable addition to anyone's library. (Mr. Wagner, the Organ's regular book reviewer, is a former dope pusher on Times Square. He is now a medical missionary in Afghanistan. ) may make it a popular classic, like Digits, as it well deserves to be. The most often cited criticism of Digitzs is the weakness of its plot. Almost all of the many mteresting characters introduced by Mr. Corporation appear in only one scene. (Even the well known 4730579121 appears only twice, and his improbable recurrence is surely a deus Yet I believe that this criticism misses tile point entirely. It should be for its style and characterization that one reads Digits. Indeed, Corporation out-Joyces Joyce in his streamof-consciousness writing. NOW SHOWING 2:00-4:00-6:00-8:00-10:00 11 SAM PECKINPAH' S sTRMND

Facebook Twitter YouTube Regulations - Careers - Contact UsA-Z Index - Google+

New College of Florida  •  5800 Bay Shore Road  •  Sarasota, FL 34243  •  (941) 487-5000