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THE NEW NUMBER FIVE OCTOBER 15, 1971 COLLEGE RGAN PUUlSHED BY STUDENTS OF NEW COUEGE FOR n BENEFn' OF 1HE NEW COUJ:CE COMMUNITY a OrtiO RIFFS c I A contnue v art Sarasota, Fla., October 7-A "first" In Florida, and quite possibly a world premiere, will be the opening program of a remarkable new art film series, "Museum without Newspapers are designed to print the news, not it. This theory, of course, hes been set aside when a newspaper has an expose to print, or, as In more recent history, when it causes trouble for itself andtor another institution, as in the case of the Pentagon Papers, or the current series of articles In Day about Richard Nixon's dealings in Florida real estate. Last week Ron Sachs, editor of the students newspaper at the University of Florida, The AI !igator, made news when he was arrested after publishing an advertisment for abortion referral in viola-tion of a Florida statute 103 years old. Sachs deliberately printed the ad to test the constitution ality of the statute, and was released on ball mom ents after his arrest. On Friday, October 8, the editor and staff of the NeYI Co I I ege Q..!:::.!J.ru1 ran a short editorial on the Sachs case, a reprint on abortion Information from last year's Cauldron, and an ad for abortion referral that publication. This action, according to the editor and staff, did not necessarily reflect any Individual's feelings on the subject of abortion, but was en effort in support of Sachs and "in the Inter ests of freedom of the press." No one on the staff assumed that the articles would be noticed outside New College, if they were noticed at al 1. And certainly no one expected any official repercus-s ns. On Wednesday, Oct, 13, the St. Petersburg Times ran an article in the South Suncoast section, headlined "New Co I I e-ge Newspaper Print Abortion Advice." The article was primarily an interview with Dr. John Elmendorf, president of the college. While stating that is completely independent and free from official censorship by the administration, Elmendorf said," I t' s their risk we don't see any reason why they shouldn't print It if they believe it will do some good. There are people potentially In trouble. One way to get them out of it is to give them some information. I think in this age Its rather ridiculous to suppress In formation that can possibly help somebody." Besides the charges filed against Sachs, a suit filed by the Gannet Newspaper Corp. of Brevard County, publish ers of Cocoa Today, questions the constitutionality of the 1868 taw. Section 797.02 of the Florida Statutes prohibits the distribution of any abortion Information. It makes no distinction be hNeen legal abortions in states where the I&N has changed recently and abor tions done by i I legal practItioners. State Attorney General Robert L. Shevin stated, "I have serious questions about the validity of the statute," and may argue against it before the state Supreme Court. Thurday the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, published by locally revered David Breed Lindsey, followed up on the Times story by reminding everyone thet the article ln last week's orlgtnally appeared seven months ago In the Couldroo, and that therefore the NC newspapers have been breokin'J the law for a long time before The Alligator. Why the editors of the nowdefunct Cauldron were not arrested seven months ago Is still unclear. The Herald-Tribune attempted to answer the question of what legal action might now be taken against the Organ. "Locally, StateAttorney Frank Schaub and County Prosecutor Robert Stahtschmldt appeared at odds over the New Col lege pub I icat ion. Schaub maintained the printing of such ation is a misdemeanor, which would normally be handled by Stahlschrnldt, and StahlschmJdt said he believes it to be a felony, which Sc1aub's office would handle. 3oth said they will look into the matter." "Typical," commented Ira Halberstadt, photography editor of the The Organ, meanwhile, is looking for an inexpensive lawyer. DJM An exhibiton and sale of original graphic art by old masters will be held Friday and Saturday (Oct. 22 and 23) at the Campus Book Shop, New College. Included in the exhibition will be over 1000 original etchings, lithographs, and woodcuts by such artists as Picasso, Chagall, Miro, Goya, Renoir, Daumier, and many others, including contemporary American, European, and Japanese printmakers. The exhibition, arranged by Roten Galleries, Inc. of Baltimore, will be on display from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00p.m. Friday and 10:00 a. rn. to 4:00 p.m. Sat urday. Prices begin at $5, with the majority listed at under $100. CHINA TODAY, LECTURE OCT. 16 A lecture on "New Perspectives on China Today" wi II he given at 2 P.f.'. Saturday (Oct. 16) at New College's Teaching Auditorium by a political scientist and expert In Asian affairs. Dr, Otis H. Shao, now dean of the graduate school and professor of International politics at the University of the Pacific, wi II speak. After his graduation St. John's University, Shaghal, In the city of his birth, Dr. Shao earned the masters degree at the University of Colorado, the doctorate at Srown University. He has taught at Grown, College University. Florida Presbyterian Col lege and the University of the Pacific. During summers, he has taught as well at the University of Hong Kong, Soochow University in Taiwan, and the University of Sussex fn England. As well as being widely recognized for his research Tn political science and foreign policy, Dr. Shao Is also noted for hTs studies, service and work in higher education. The latter has been widely pub I !shed. During the past year, in addition to his other duties, he served as acting dean of his University's school of medical sciences in San Francisco. Dr. Shao will also be available Friday-especially at lunch and supper-to talk to students on a wide range of subjects. Dr. Shao may be cons(der ed for the position of New Co 1 I ege Provost. Wal Is", In the Asolo Theater on Friday, October 22. Produced by Universal Studios In California, and sponsored here by the Ringling Museum Members the series of five programs Is being debuted to coincide with worldwide celebration of the 90th birthday of Pablo Picasso which occurs on October 25. The films will be shown In hNq other cities during October, Los Angeles and New York. Th f s ser I es w i I I not be seen on television. Four years tn the making, with the cooperation of the world's leading museums and private col lectors, "Museum without Walls" provides an International art experience made possible through the flexlblltty and artistry of the motion picture camera, and Includes art that has never been f limed before, as we II as art that may never be filmed agatn wlth such lnteslty and effectiveness. Series tfckets permitting admission to one showing of each program are available to the general public at $9.00, Ringling members at $7.50, and students at $5.00. The sponsorship of the films has been undertaken by the R r ng II ng Museum Members Council as a fund-ralsfng vehfcle for support of the work of the Museum Education Department. Tickets may be obtained at the Asolo Theater box office Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., October II through October 22, or by ma II wf th checks made to the Ringling Museum Members Council, P.O. Box 1838, Sarasota, Fla. 33578. In ordering by mall, please specify which time you prefer, 2:30, 7:00 or 9:30 p.m. drugs On Monday, October 18, Doug 1 as McMeekin wl I I give a lecture on the "Cultural and Historical Uses of Drugs" at 8 p.m. in the dining room of Ham i I ton Center. !k. McMeekan was the former Director of the Cultural and Historical Uses of Drugs exhibit at the Smithsonian Institute. He Is currently a Public Information Offtcer for the National Institute of Mental Health Clinical Research Center In Lexington, Kentucky.


-2 -clhGAN News M urphy EXPOSED David Schatz is a poet. David Schatz is a profe sso r of literature. David Scllatl i s a p r ofesso r of the Russian language. So much for the salient f acts (the rest can be found in the noble Human Resource Guide: r ise to power, q uota t i ons from personal Westenschaung, etc. ) D avid has always somehow reminded that leads t o a frustrating class experience, has never happened in tutorial. I think COMMENT After the Kent State kfl lin g s of 1970 the Sarasota Herald-Tribune ran a column in its editorial pa g e comp aring tbe demonstrations at Kent to '50s college s henanigans ( swall owin g goldfish et 21) and conmentin g that t h e four, or was it six? deaths at Kent meant no more than if s o m eone h ad died falling off a dormitory led g e dur in g a panty-raid. T here was a miniature uproar t hat co l u M n i n Sar a sota, particularl y at NC, w hich was in t h e midst of a strike a n d emotionall y to su c h state A t a demonstration at Isla n d Park t hat Satur day Eric V on Schmidt, noted folk-s in ger, artist, and creator of cnildren s b ook s l a i d a great dea l of t he for K e n t State an d e ve n t s t hat follow e d on m ed ia, particul arly t h e l oca l media, cit ing t hat c oumn as an ex a M ple o f irrespons i bl e j o u r n a l ism, He l a un an attack the media i n Sarasota t h a t 21istered the e ars of the p oo r reporters present I as k e d t r eporter there that d a y why t h e Tri bun e h ad s ee n f i t He ha s a monopoly on the news In t his city. What he doesn't like, doesn't go in, unless h e can do a ne gative article on the o bject/s ubject of h i s dislike. There is no such t hing a s an objective newspaper in Sarasota. The Herald comes fn ultra con servative. The Journal arrives In t h e afternoon moderate-l i beral, but is primarily ff lied up with AP and UPI filler. Lindsay feels h e can arab everyone wl1 h t his approach but fat Is S mall wonder t hat everyone reads the St. Pete TiMes for news, and t h e Heral d to see what David Ts spouting off a bout this morning. Lindsay, t,owever should b e taken seriously. H e i s a wealth y m a n an influential m a n a leader of t h e c l ique t hat include s Sarasota' s rulers. H e i s in fact, t heir t heir org a n t h e perfect exa m ple o f controlled strictly b y a n d for t h e power s t hat-b e A perfect o f what "Freedom o f t h e w a s su ppo s ed to combat. David Breed Lind s ey i s a nedia dictator, his power me of a Russian bear: Russian probably because he is essentially R ussian;bear probably because that is such a blatant transmogrification of beard (the beard to com bat the Moscow winter wind, no doubt). the contract system was supposed to f oster m ore c ontact between student and sponsor, but I can't see much change. I'm sponsor ing seventeen contracts, but onl y two of them neede d to b e contracts. The rest were mostly courses. While taking courses might be best for first-year students, to give them a chance to see what's available, I thought m ore upperclassmen w ould have gone b eyond that It's too earl} in tl1e y ear to make any valid judgments, but perhaps there is as you phrased it, a lack of urgency and risk in the attitude s of people this y e a r A l o t of students are w illing to work hard -which is good -but so m e also seem too willing to be taThed at. I m disappointed that more people aren't taking risks in their education. 11 From this into a beautiful comparison of risks in education with those to print su c h callous $ta te rnents. "I suppo s e it r e f lected t h e feelings of the cwmer, he said. in t n i s city i s hard to i M a')ine, o reform or radical in t h e area can expect even "fair" treat ment from Articles are under the head ina NeYIS Your roving organic reporters recently spent an evening with David and Betsy Schatz. After five hours, we had almost ioiJ;y lldaW!Id eC ate.d11111ad Oft.. e -reco 1 1e conversation soon f ocused on Wednesday's faculty meeting and the certification critena contract-sponsor-as-god motion. I voted for it --and as soon as I raised my hand I thought, 'Oh, now, why did I do that?' They hold these meetings at the worst time of day. I have three classes on Wednesday --it's 4!15 and they're asking for a vote on god-knowswhat. Who can follow a comment that starts with 'regarding section A, sub2B of the proposed motion'? It's an awful thing to admit, but I sometimes just don't know what is being voted on. 11 Any discussion of faculty meetings leads to personalities and problems of image. "There are two things you can IUl u:t:ist takea "Any work o( art risking himself. And then, the work stands as the ultimate threat. I like Artaud's concept of twelve men standing on a stage pointing sh otgtms at an audience." Princeton and Harvard mark his higher academic life The man has incredible stories. About their early Cambridge days living among friendly winos and bearded ladies. About some unimaginable friends at the 1.Dliversities About tiny linguistic embarrassments in the Soviet Union The Schatzes have apparently been in fine company, living close to poets and madmen. Some random observations we caught dming the interview: do with a reputation: live up to it or --On creative writing at Princeton: The ::.edla in in town, the Herald-Trib une and the Sara s o t a J ourna l C The Jo u r na I I s knovm t o citizens of Sarasota a s "th e "a II fish paper" ,ecaus e its g ood for I s wrapfisil, Or the garbage.") OUT! fail it. The worst thing about reputa"a notebook of one-liners" The NC Outing Club will sponsor a day trip tions--although I think I'm not as con---On Germans at Brandeis: "Dunh, to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary near Immokalee, cemed about it as I used to be --is da-da-dunh, da-da-dunh da!" Florida. Once part of Big t 'ypress Swamp, this that once you're aware of your reputa---On limeade: "It's strong, Jamie. portion was saved and is now called Corkscrew tion you end up playing games of 1do Put a lot of ice in it. 11 Swamp Sanctuary. It .:he largest stand of bald I want to maintain that image, or --On childrearing: 11Alexander, if cypress trees in this part of the countr: Some should I try to change it?' and instead it's a boy 11 are over 700 years old. The Sanctuary is of forming relationships, you end up --On campus life: ''What the hell maintained by the Audubon Society. They performing." is happening at C dorm?" have built a catwalk more tha.n a half mile long Despite initial image barriers, David -On illusion: "I thought I knew over the swamp where visito1s rnllf sit and enjoy the enjoys teaching. His Russian classes Dostoievsky backwards and forwards. the wildlife. The area is open from 7:00-5:00 show "a magnificent digression approach --On cafeteria food: "Rm from the dail .. and admission is $1. Children under 12 to language. 11 Class test material often stuffed peppers!" adrn.itted free. Students, faculty, staff and remains out of class, the hour or two --On suburban life: "Are we having their families are invited to come along giving way to spontaneous outbursts of backup problems?" (bring a bag llt' .ch). Interested students should words, forms, phrases, practical and The best part until last. Yes, David sign the list on the Message Board. We must impractical grammatical usages (the is a better-than-above-average professor know how many are coming so we can provide chalk wearing its way to nothingness of literature and Russian. But what per-adequate transportation. Faculty and staff on the blackboard), Russian conversa-haps few here know is that he is also and should contact Sylvia Greenwald at 958-1031 tion, words of wit. No doubt of his ultimately a poet. Very powerful imagery or intra-campus mail or call Bevetly Ball in the competence and interest. Contractual in his poems, natural forces often, ba1-Social Sciences Building at 355-2277. They will and coW'Se work: some of his present anced by the soothing words of quiet mo-then be sent memos with further information. topics are the Moscow Art Theatre, ments In his recent work, he goes be-Dostoievsky, Soviet literature, creative yond description of nature (which seems work (playwright, novelist). On his somewhat predominant in the earlier own, he is now studying Macedonian. work) to give image to simpler, yet What mll.kes all these things experiences more abstract thoughts. David is rather than simply study plans is that pleased with his recent style of writing David believes education is sharin_g In because the simplicity conveys a great-the class or tutorial he is very entllusiatic. er impact. His earlier works he describes He comes before student(s) with some as composed of ''saturation imagery" --interest to share with him/them. and in very strong words and scenes demanding this stimulates an interplay of defen-a great deal of attention from the reader. sible ideas He draws from students With time, he has wound this into a who in tum draw from him. Close broader impact of his more recent work. work with students on such a basis Using "deceptively simple language" to causes him to reassess his values and solidify a common tlought or personal gives him new insights and fresh angles emotional experience to cause beauty. to explore. "The most important thing His readings are never violent I've learned here is that there must be and seldom highly emotional vocally a commitment from both st.udent""and my. His poems stand for themselves and seli to share and grow together in our captivate. Pulling reader and listener work Does that imply an equal relation-into deep serenity and quiet, powerful ship ctwcen you and the student? "Yes, realizations. Serious poems and lighter absolutely It's a developmental process, wordplays. All of them fit. building respect and trust on both sides. 11 Listen to David. He is a fine man How about failures? "That happens, and and friend. not infrequently. But that kind of break-And if you want to learn Polish or down in contributing, in communicating, Macedonian ... by George Konstantinow and Sheila Rohe_r o.c.s.o. Jim Feeney would like any student who is considering study outside the U. S. for second or third tenn to give him a phone call or drop by. This includes persons who've already discussed plans with him. Reason: Some new program developments have just come to his attention and these may increase the options available to students; he wants to get people who've been abroad together with those whom might go for an informal social/notetrading session some evening. SNACK BAR BOTTLE DAY Wednesday, Oct. 20: If you have any bottles from the machines, set them yom door (East Campus) or at bottom of stairs (West Campus) before noon. Lee and Harris will pick them up. liberation, ulack liberation, t he chica n o m igrant nove ment i n t h e state, simple reform prograM s in N ewtovm. Anyth in a t hat even hints of rockina Sarasota's pseudopeaceful boat will be disOn Honday, 225 members of the United Church Board for Homeland 1-li nis tries will be on campus to see the college they helped to found. The group is scheduled to arrive about 1:30 for a motor tour of the Palmer Campus and about 2 p.m. should be on the East Campus for a walking tour. At 3 p.m. they will hold a workshop in the Hamilton Center Dining Room for their own membership on the subject of higher education. Probably few of the visitors know much about the college except that they provided funds and manpower to get it started. Although there will be student guides to help direct the visitors, all members of the college community are asked to be helpful where possible. Fish in Wine 2 caiTots (or more) sliced (!? 1 onion sliced "" 1 sprig of parsley (optional) 3 tbsp. butter 1-2 lbs fhl 3/4 cup of white wine salt and pepper to taste ..,. Simmer the vegetables, covered, in butter, until nearly done. Add the fish, and put it on top of the vegetables. Pour on the wine, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover and cook over low heat until the fish is tender. (about IS minutes)


torted and misrepresented by the boats helmsmano.G. Lindsay. Anything obviously wrong with the city, such as the heroin on Siesta Key, wf I I be swept under the editorial rug. For it is his job to keep the city looking cool, even if It Tsnt; to help squash anyone who desires to show how uncool the city Is. He does his job well. 1 t wou I d eas i I y be assumed that Lindsay and his role In the city mean nothIng to students at New Cot lege. Untrue. Mr. Lindsay was an influential member of the board of trustees. He makes and breaks local politicians, influences their feelin')s about and city ordinances such as the Stop and Frisk And he does a masterful jot of covering for the pollee when they go astray, as in thercase of the John A I ford shoot ina I as t year, when the police gunned down a seventy year old old black on the street in Lindsay ran nothin0 but the cover-up statements of Police Chief Francis Scott, and refused to even print the of his own investigative team of reporters to this date. The patrolmen were aquitted Editorials, Letters, 6koM t'e Hog Parlor FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH An interesting and tmexpected thing happened after our last issue hit the Reception center desk. I don't know how, or why, but for one reason or another, the paper was read. It even got some reaction (maybe from the "wrong" people, but heck---beg gars can't be choosers. ) Some students, of all people, read the paper and reacted. My theory is that they read the bit in the St. Petersburg Times about The Organ and were anxious to find out what all the fuss was about. So they brushed the dust off the papers and read them. Seriously, folks, I appreciate the "moral support" expressed by the ulty, and admmistration here. Perhaps a statement of policy ism order at this time, and I will make such a statement in as nebulous tenns as are possible. I don't want tore-vive the Victorian sport of bearbaiting---that is, I don't want to egg the State on. However, I don't thlnk that the current situation should overly influence what we do or do not print. Perhaps a good pxescription, then, would be great amounts of integrity and responsibility. So, we'll give 1er a go. It might be of interest to some that I have seriously considered the alternative of retractmg what we printed last issue. The two results of these considerations: We can say, ''We wish to retract the abortion article and ad; Readers, please picture page 2 with blank spaces where the article and ad were,)" or, "Correction: One should not check .out ......... 11 Enough about affairs of State. About the Town Meeting: Why weren't the faculty and administration urged to come? Given the proposal? That could've been a big mistake. "Paranoia strikes deep/Into your life it will cree.p. Would people please park only in the designated places? Gomg around the circle is getting just a tab rough. My little mustang doesn't take kindly to bump ing into other critters. with a Justifiab le '1omicide --D.H.M. verdict the Coroner's .. .................................................... 1D THE EDIIOR units avai table, one pl8n might be to offer such 3 Dear Sir: At the Town Meeting on Tuesday night 1 had a concrete criticism and suggestion to make concerning the proposal on the floor, I took my place at the end.of the queue of people who wanted to speak. I never got a chance to speak, because a few of the people before me decided that they were going to be the chairmen of the meeting, i)ogged the mike and got a vote on the proposal before it had been sufficiently debated. The meeting broke up before I could voice my 1 think this could have been avoided if Fred Silverman had taken finner control of the meeting and not allowed a few speakers to usurp the ftmction. After the meetmg I typed my tmexpressed opinion on half a sheet of paper and posted it on the door to Hamilton Center. I believe I have the right to express myself in this way, especially when I could not do so at the meeting. Someone else did not feel I had this right, however, and anonymously took down my notice by the titre I got to breakfast the next morning. Freedom of speech apparently is not well respected around here. I turn to you, the news paper, in the hope that you feel a responsibility in this matter. Below is what I have wanted to say: My criticism of the proposal approved at the Tuesday Town Meeting is that by having two separate bodies to make proposals, one being the students, the other the faculty, we will not provide for discussion and interchange of ideas between students and faculty about academic policy except,on this six-man Joint Committee. I believe we an and should operate as one New College community, not as two rival camps. This is why I am in favor of a Student-Faculty Senate, about thirty to sixty people in she, in which students and faculty would be equally represented. This body would decide on aca demic policy. There would be no referendums. We would elect our representatives every year. One community, one legislative body. Respectfully Yours, Mark Sherman .C. Po itics Jury. The whole case smelled, c.u t A\r. Lindsay ref uses to deal with it. And who9 kind of we in Sarasota w1en We ouoht to build faculty hous1n on the Ia her J ted from :apr es. hous 1 n g as a non-refund.......... ahle part of each new fac-a powerful City Corr11'issioner can say in pur lie, 'David lindsay put me in this joL, and I do what Davld Lindsay I don't tel ieve that New :01 lege can become a com munity while, to many of its elder members, it is ulty members first year sa 1 ary. I t seems to me that those who don't want to rive with us aren't really interested in being part of our community, in which case we shouldn't invite them to be faculty here. says."? NOTICE: WE CANNOT PRINT LETTERS THAT ARE NOT SIGNED.--Ed. a job, geographically removed from their homes and from the lives of thelr far1ilies. THE NEW COLLEGE ORGAN Published Weekly By The Students of New College Suasote., Florida Clearly, tenured faculty with expensive residences elsewhere in Sarasota Community entai Is access to its members outside of appointments and office David H. Middleman Jr .... Editor will not be asked to move In with us. It would, however, be feasiole to renovate the mansion and hours. Having more teachers living on campus would mean full time input of their energies Into the 1 i fe of the New Co I lege community. I can think of no other use of the new I land which would afford us equal or greater benefits. STAFFr Douglas Murphy Ira Halberstadt Steve Jacobson leslie Swett Dennis Saver Steven Duprey Doug Stinson Shelley Smith Chris Arm en to construct attractive apartments or smal I houses which could offeeed to new faculty at low rental, !just sufficient to cover land lord costs to N:: ie. no profit). I think that most prospective faculty might.well be happy to live on campus. Were enou3h Sincerely, Ralph L. Colb AD LIB D.F.S Strolling through the front door and airconditioned splendor, 1 immediately noticed the richly furnished reception room was empty. Its kmgly high-backed chairs were vacant, its massive couches were unfilled and its lavish imported rug bore no marks of being trodden. The emptyness echoed against its high white ceiling; but just then there came another famt echo, that of muted conveiSation and the clinking of tumblers. Ah ha l thought, this mansion is afterall inhabited. But by whom? The late Friday afternoon stm was gushing its last torrent through the broad west windows facing the bay, as I descended two steps and found the denouement of my quest. There, in a smaller area just off the cavernous reception room, was a finely carved !9th wooden table almost filling the room. Surrot01dmg thiS were a goodly number of upholstered chairs, and, assembled in the near vicinity, the propneters whose indistinct voices I had just heard. Dressed casually, relaxed, with the many ashtrays beginning to fill the many bottles of liquer beginning to empty, wmdlllg down from a time-pressed week, they seemed quite. at home ; and a bit surprised to see a stranger blunder mto their midst. I had found the Ad Libitum The habitual gathering of our beloved faculty members was in session. As I passed through this intimate space and back towards the make-shift bar, the murmuring rose to a slightly higher level(though, of course, never above bounds of propriety), and I was able to catch b1ts and pieces of a sentance here and there: "Are students supposed to be allowed here?" no no.tice, r quietly mixed a little london distilled dry gm and Schweppes Tonic Water, which was duly noted upon the distribution sheet of my hostess for this event. At several points, various individuals would siddle up to one of the occasion's ringleaders and money would change hands. After a few friendly passing remarks, such as "I'll mark it on your balance, 11 or "Will there be more next week?" the business was concluded. In sunglasses, in repose, and inconsequentially, conversation flowed on all arotmd. After exchangmg a few relatively meanmgless amenities, and my empty glass for a full one, I ventured back to the "table room" There immersed in chip dip, munch1es, and conveiSation, was the major contingent. The cast numbered on'y a couple dozen all told; apparently the half-hearted wern't arriving til 5:30, or else not at all. A short time later I meandered out. This is Ad Lib ,; every Friday afternoon at South Hall, stan and invited guests, It is part of the of your commtmity. And a jolly good time for all: Flllally I made my way to a gracious and genteel evenmg repast, a la Estep. A fitting finish. The monthly faculty meeting showed that the NC faculty operates on two levels1 the logical and the emotional. In other worclS it just may be that the faculty is human after all. This came as quite a shock to some first term students who had their first initiation to the faculty's Free For All Wednesday the 6th. "I expected the faculty to be super idealistic and concerned at a school like this. Actually the idealism and concern were there all right and mdeed compared to most gladiatorial events I have been to, this one was very conservative in its use of the verbal lance and other implements of conversion. In fact an attempt to logically advance the concerns was aired. That concem was with disputes. A very touchy subject, and one that does not only hit on the logical level. The defense must be on the emotional level as well. The fight for balance between those two poles lead to some interesting rationale. That is what is fun about attending faculty meetings. Perhaps it is a direct consequence of this that the students of the 1'-ew College commtmity reacted the same way. The only difference is that the Town Meeting lacks some of the veneer, the smoothness of the faculty. It is quite apparent that We, New College students want a free form government. This is evidenced, not just at the Town Meetmg, but in dailly activities as well. However, for all our emphasis on personal relationships we seem to be tmable to handle these same relationships on the mass scale necessary at a Town Meeting. Perhaps this is because the Town Meeting was the awakening. No one put forth any alternatives (except in name only) because until the cir:us of a mass meeting took over the majority were generally apathetic over academic policy at New College. With any luck at all people will not let their enthusiasm die wJth the end of the meeting, and draw up some innovative concepts to attempt to initiate. We reject leadership, yet offer no viable alternative. Anyone who would attempt to lend direction to our actions we shout down with "Hail Hitler!" or "Robert's Rule, ha ha!" Yet we seem unable to handle free fonn government. Some still feel that the Town Meeting was a total bust. From what I hear it was one of ilie best NC ever had. That says a lot. Perhaps it was successful in that it made new students aware of some of the ways that educational policy is made here at New. Perhaps some of the problems are now evident. One Man, One Vote sounds very enticing, but is it quite fair to faculty members who had to move here with their families, and buy a home? On the other ha.nd as long as students feel they are asking the faculty a favor every time they use their st:udent reps. nothmg productive can result.


4 Columns Reviews Dr. Dorothy Lee, Well known and ss JAZZ A JAZZ concert will be given by local group THE END ZONE #2 We conceive fhe College as a collectior-, of individuals. To carry this further, let myseJft Can VIP expect to come to nh;tract which comdder mere thought and not essen3e? Are we Fnine to finn solutions hy following What once was a collection t f 1 0 t he 1sm tne neP-a 1Ve ca I I ed "ISLAND" on FrIday evening, October 15, at teacher, wil I offer a one 7 :30 p.m. In Hamilton or nNe week at N:W Center. The group Col lege, beginning the first to be a cross week of the Fa I I ISP period. jazz and rock. of exiguous or, t th t h d decadence -socte y a as ma. yet, intuitions, forms into a an inchoate mass of perceptions reality'? She say's, I'd like to hold THOSE WHO ATTEND WILL a seMinar on bein hunan .. HEAR A DIFFERENT TYPE and dircct'ons which thro an undeliberate and sudden These are questions that we should settle as entities first, with it thickening around OF MUSIC! the points of the unpolluted, pure self to the furt hest reaches we can pursue it; and of Since t.'rs. Lee will work froM concrete ical or autobiographical data, there wil I be a good deal of reading including Song of Lawino-itek, Wand of Noble Wood-Nzekwa, Zorl ) a the Greek-Kazantzakis, Ambiguous Adventure-Kane, No Longer at Ease-Achebe, and other books. The seminar wi II be I imlted to 15 students. for when our m'n s meet next time at this intersection, Both David Smi I lie and t.ary Elmendorf know Dor othy Lee well and think very highly of her. Eith er of them would be glad to speak to prospective students the course or abo u t Nor s Lee I t i s assumed that the work offered wil 1 good deal of independent study and thought and that it would be appropriate for an ISP If this Ts agreeab le to the contract sponsor The course however Is not being offered as a regular part of the New College curriculum. Among other publications Dorothy Lee is the author of Culture. Classifieds URGE NT PLEA: Whoever stole WNCRs copy of Jim! Relnbgw album please return It: no questions asked. We didn't even get to ope. It before you took It and so very many would like to hear It that It's a reel hoarding of resources for you to keep lt. Anybody can recognize that It's a promotional copy, not one you bought, so you'll be Jiving In constant fear of someone noticing. You can't play It or show It to anyone because they'll know you stole It, stole It from them. So for your own peace of mind, and for everyone's enjoyment, please bring Jlml home. ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS: The Darkroom needs your money. If you have not paid your fee, (S5.00J (per term) please see either Dave Parsons CD-116) or Craig CRm. 234J. morphosis joins the essense Intramural football 1 eaguethere one team of time and The Way list of students turned t l"t' mhe Through 1 own vo 1 1on, l in, and one FA:ULTY!!!! team list. So the match Way is The 'Path to unity and, looks to be quite a contest in turn, its own end. Once shall be no neca for apprehension. Por al there'll be is beauty 'nd pitting the Tools of Op. pression Cthe Faculty) ag'fhc Way lS met, there i no a I nst the yet unnamed stud-necessity to be. Beine: becomes ent team. This wil I be the ideal time for all you just one of the infin'te facets oppressed students to get of the state of the universe out there and root for your -em ben team, inhopes that they wl II humb I e that awesome giant: the faculty. Perhaps a huge afterwards? Black Oak Arkansas How It coach? WANTED: Home for two 4i week old kittens. Super Intelligent felloeswould you believe they are already potty trained? Call Ricky In 355-2991, for any positive takers. THE RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIEt-.OS CQUAKERS) wl I I hold Meeting for Worship at II a.m. In College Hall on the New Col lege Campus. 11:15, Chlldrens Class, 10 a.m. Adult Study Group: History and Traditions of the Friends. Students are cordially Invited to attend all or part. For further Information cal 1: Elizabeth Clough, 1355-5925 WNCR RADIO SPECIAL Monday evening at eight WNCR will host a discussion with DAVID ONHEIBER, former VIsta worker who Is now In the Sarasota area to provide Information on VISTA/Peace Corps opportunities. Talk wl I I Include a discussion of David's VISTA experience In Atlanta organizing food co-operatives, the recent reorganization of the VISTA, Peace Corps, etc. and op portunities for college students and graduates In VISTA/Peace Corps. If you .plan four year option this might be a possibility for you. To find out more about VISTA/Peace Corps, erop by studio In A-6 or tune Into WNCR 850 A.M. at 8:00 P.M. on Monday October 18. David will also be In Hamilton Center October 17,18,19. Every once in awhile an comes out that is so grossly over-rated by various reviewers that a lot of unsuspectln9 record buyers who believe reviewers get ripped off. When this sort of thing happens I come to the conclusion that some record reviewers don't even listen to the record they happen to be writing about. Maybe they just took the advfce of some halfdeaf friend, or had an audio hallucination. I don't know. Case In point: Black Oak Arkansas, by the group of the same name. The reviewer assigned OOA In Rolling Stone raved about the album. Now a Jot of people Rolling Stone, a lot of people depend on the ment of RS1s reviewers when it comes to choosing new albums to spend $5.00 on. RS compared Oak Arkansas tb the "early Rolling Stones." Now thats pretty heavy--the early Stones weren't all that good, not when heard from a 1971 perspective, but when they first started hlttin9 Am erica with that sanctified white R&B they were indeed David oorked as a Vista volunteer in :arrol I ton, and latter worked on projects in Atlanta. One of his projects invol ved a city wide food distribution co-op in Atlanta He provided or9anizationa1 and technical assistance to cluus and storefronts. David a I so JOrked In public housing project witn a group of who were successful in about changes in food service and facilities at an school. He also did organizational and developmental work with an inter-agency council. Dave was on July 24, I 944 and has a 'A in English from the University of Wisconsin. the beginning of a whole new era of rocknro I I. And to claim that Black Oak Arkansas is like the early Stones is to suggest that they are so good, so unique, that 30A is auout to usher In another new era. And that ain't the case. 1 haven't heard such a med Iocre album In a long, long time. To begin with, there are the vocals. The lead singer, get this, I itera/ ly his woy through distorted idea of backwOods Delta blues stngtng, and ends up with something out of bad vaudevtl le, or may be one of those little floppy-pantsed junkie singer comedians used to go on before the strippers In a burlesque show. Perhaps this is an expression of bluesy pathos, delta schitzoid. Gut the only singer I know of who could use a singina voice radically different from his voice, in other words fake it-get away with it is John Fogerty of The only way Oak Arkansas wil I make it voc ally is if they play for deaf folk who read lips; And the guitars? You can hardly hear them. What you can heer are a of twelve-year-olds in a gar age dreaming of R&R stardom 1 pI ay three Kay guitars through one RCA portahlf stereo. And their versions of back-country C&W, as we I I as the R&G, sound as Ed Sui I ivan arranged them. Oak Arkansas Is album to put with your albums and Gary Lewis and the Playboys, especially If you want to pad your record col lectton so your friends will think you are affluent/and/or a great rocknroJl fan. And Rol I lng Stone Is never to e trusted again. I hope they made that reviewer keep the a I bum. It wou I d serve him right to have to listen to It throu h a pair of headphones 24 hours a day through an entire week.

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