Surf's Up

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Each year the Watson Foundation awards around seventy fellowships to seniors chosen from fifty small colleges (including Caltech). The remuneration of $10,000 (current) for a single student or $14,000 for a married coupIe assists in travel and study for twelve months outside the United States. Last Monday, the Dean of undergraduate students, Gary Lorden, and the Associate Dean, Jeanne Noda, were accompanied by 1984 Watson winner Don Fossgreen to answer questions on the nature of the Award. Applicants should ideally have had a long standing fascination with a certain project, which may or may not be related to the students' work at school. A key question asked in an interview is, "If we give you the Award, will you take it?" The point is that the
portant that one would happily defer entry to employment or Graduate School. Due this Monday, October 21st, is a written project proposal, of around two-and-a-half pages in length, to be handed in at the Dean's Office. This submission need not be in its final form. There is a final deadline of November 25 for the proposal, and also a personal statement of comparable length, with interviews in February. The important things to exhibit in these statements are enthusiasm, and the specialness and relevance of one's proposal to one's whole life. The statements should be lively and interesting to read, and, crucially, the proposal should be flexible enough to respond to unexpected changes. In a fundamental sense the award is given to the person and not the specific proposal.
Surf's Up
Saturday, October 19 is SURF Day at Caltech. During the past summer, 126 Caltech undergraduates spent their summer vacations SURFing in Pasadena; Columbus, Ohio; Cape Town, South Africa; and Geneva, Switzerland. These students are part of the Summer undergraduate research Fellowships (SURF) program, and they will present seminars about their research projects on SURF Day. The talks, which are open to the public, will take place in classrooms in Dabney Hall, Baxter Hall, Spalding Laboratory, and Thomas Laboratory on the Caltech campus between 1:30 and 4:30 pm. A complete. schedule will be
available in Dabney Garden before the talks begin. The Caltech SURF program is a unique educational opportunity for undergraduate students. They propose a research project in collaboration with a faculty member or JPL technical staff member. Those students who are awarded SURFs-and a high percentage of them do because they work so closely with the faculty members in developing the proposalscarryo out their work in a tutorial relationship with their sponsors. At the conclusion of the summer,. the SURFers prepare a written report, and on SURF Day they give an oral presentation about their projects to continued on page 2
Deanne Noda
by Diana Foss If you were at Frosh Camp, you've probably already met her. If not, then you should know that Caltech has a new Associate Dean, and that her name is Jeanne Noda. The position of Associate Dean was traditionally held by a member of the faculty; Noda's appointment represents the first time Caltech has chosen a professional to fill the spot. She comes to Tech from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where for the past three years she was the director of the Master of Business Administration program. Before that she was the assistant Dean of the business school at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to her work in college administration, she was a social worker, specializing in outpatient therapy. Becoming Caltech's assistant Dean wasn't something that Noda was really planning. Last spring, she and her husband decided to accept a transfer that moved his job from Illinois to southern California. In April, she read an ad in the Chronicle ofHigher Education that announced the position. Noda applied soley through the ad, which warned applicants to "be prepared for unusual hours," and went through a series of interviews once she and her family relocated here in July. One of the more telling interviews was with the members of the IHe. They asked why she would be willing to go from a position where she was the head of a large department, to a rather "outlying" position where she is subordinate to the Dean of Students. Her response is that she has a "gut feeling" that Caltech is the right place for her, "an extraordinary place." She was impressed with how much
the people here care for students, and that the faculty don't look at their administrative duties as unavoidable drudgeries. Caltech's small size was also a plus in her eyes; University of Illinois' student population is 28,000, and Washington University's, which she considered small, is 12,000. Jeanne Noda's goals as Associate Dean include, first and foremost,. understanding the place that is Caltech. She feels comfortable with the new students, having talked to all of them at Camp, but she has yet to become involved with most of the upperclass students. She also sees as necessary the creation of the position of Student Advocate, to provide a
mediator between the students and the administration. Noda sees the students as vital to the Institute, but thinks that too often the students are unaware of their importance and power. She is impressed with the good ideas that she has heard from students she had talked to, and wants them to speak up and get noticed. The main problem that Noda sees with student life at Caltech is that too often students get caught up in inter-house aggression. She wants students to leave here feeling as though they belong to Caltech as a whole, and not just to a particular house. All Jeanne Noda really wants is for students to have fun.
Social Notes by Sam Wang Welcome back, everyone! In case you haven't heard, the annual Caltech-JPL Disneyland trip is Sunday, October 20, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Signups have come down, but there are still some tickets available. Call me at x369l for yours! Prices are a reasonable $9 each for ASCIT members, $3 extra if you want to ride the bus. The bus leaves from the Ath parking lot at 10 a.m. and leaves the Land at 9 p.m. But if you haven't signed up yet, hurry; tickets are limited. Those of you who have already signed up can pay and pick up your tickets from your house social team or from me in 220 Ruddock. This term the ESC is throwing a seven-house party on December 7. It's on Pearl Harbor Day, a great day to get bombed! If you want to get involved in planning it, contact me or your house social team; this is your big chance to get involved in planning a party for over 800 people!
Tech Editor Elections
by Bucky
. Hi guys! Well,sorry I flaked out on y'all, but I kinda got sick of this pl~ce. So's y~mse gotta elect a new editor or something or other.
And, lIke, they kinda want you to do it on Monday or something like
that. So, like, you ASCIT type (members, that is) out there can go find these really way b~lot boxes in yer houses. And there's these
statements or summin' on page three or so. So, it's like, Party!, dudes,
and, like, elect the right people.
; Ohyeah. Hi·mom!
Radio Active Genius Director
To Speak by Diana Foss Remember how much you loved Real Genius? Remember how you marvelled at how anyone could cram so much Caltech detail into a single film? Remember how sick you are of my writing /about it? Well, here's your chance to hear someone who really knows something about the film! Martha Coolidge, director of Valley Girl as well as your favorite film, will speak in Winnett Lounge on Tuesday 22 October on her career as a director, as well as what it's like to be "a woman breaking into a man's field". Bring yourself and your lunch, and get your friends to tell you. what you missed on Days of Our .Lives. .
by David B. Ritchie This Saturday, October 19 from 9 am to 4 pm, the Caltech Amateur Radio Club will have an open house to show off its newly renovated radio shack, branClub. All equipment is now state of the art, the shack has been repainted, carpeted and made into a very comfortable place to operate the club's radios from. The club has equipment to operate on all short wave amateur frequencies as well as many bands in the VHF, UHF and microwave regions of the spectrum. The Radio Club was founded in 1918, just after the ban on amateur radio was lifted after World War I. Since that time the Radio Club has been a going concern devoted to training members of the Caltech community to be skilled radio operators and teaching them skills in radio frequency electronics. The club is committed to providing emergency communications as necessary. The Radio Club helped dozens of people make contact with relatives and friends within the stricken areas of Mexico during the recent communications blackout in continu~ on page 3
I--LETTERS--I The Inside World
To the Editor:
available during your time here,
I would like to cordially for learning from them can make
disagree with the sentiments ex- you a better person. If treating peo-
pressed [California Tech, Oct. 4] ple with fairness, dignity, and
by Mr. Warr. Throughout his let- respect is a lesson you have yet to
ter, he treats the Honor Code as if learn, perhaps experience with the
it were a dictatorial system of rules Honor Code can help. If you have
Caltech tries to instill. Nothing already made "all the relevant deci-
could be further from the truth of sions" on how to lead your life, you
the spirit and practice of the must be dead. May you rest in
The Caltech community is a
-Jeff Greason, 1-59
unique collection of rather in-
Sophomore, EE
telligent and individualistic people.
Many of us have been "loners" by To the Editor:
virtue of our academic position,
As a parent of the one "casual-
and it is pleasant to be able to join ty" of the Caltech Y backpack trip,
groups as an equal, rather than be I would like to thank the fellow
aloof at the top. I believe this to be hikers who were in Tom's group.
the cause of "house spirit". The Without the runners notifying the
"herd mentality" which causes peo- airlift and the remaining hikers ad-
ple to join groups as faceless in- ministering life-savin first aid, the
feriors is, if present at Caltech, a trauma could have been a tragedy.
rare exception quite outside my Thanks also to the staff at the
Caltech Y for its continued·support
The Honor Code is simply a and concern.
formalized statement of how a
-Mary Bewley
group of strong-willed individuals
Eatonville, Washington
such as the Caltech community can
live with itself. It is quite true that To the Editor:
most of us have always avoided We would like to take this op-
taking "unfair advantage" on prin- portunity to express our gratitude
ciple; I see no harm in formalizing to the housing office. Nancy, Paul,
what we already live by. The Elsa, and their respective staffs
system is not coercive, the Board have been most helpful in the
of Control not being a force which endeavor of getting our off-eampus
is present in our daily lives. Yet the house into shape. We found them
Board of Control is a beneficial in- extremely cooperative and attentive
fluence in that if we feel wronged to our needs. We believe that the
by someone, we have a civilized students of Caltech are fortunate to
institution to address the issue. The have such an effective and profes-
lack of such formalized institutions sional group ready to work with
as the BOC leads to an anarchy that them. All students need to do is
looks pleasant in theory, but leads ask.
to increasingly brutal retaliation for
- Steve Lalli
wrongs in reality.
Nick Kledzik
While I share Mr. Warr's
Taylor Lawrence
distaste for certain political groups
Steve Winters
on campus, the institutions of
Caltech neither help nor hinder To the Editor:
their formation. Persons of like They say tmttation is the
persuasion tend to congregate,·and sincerest form of flattery, but I'm
if you find the stormtroopers ob- not impressed. I think it is OK that
noxious, I can only suggest that the Tech lets its writers use noms-
you congregate with persons of like de-plume, but it isn't so cool when
persuasion to yourself.
they use my name for an article on
Lastly; if "growing up" is a one- something so trivial and non-
step process, leading discon- newsworthy a subject as the Page
tinuously from childhood to vs. Fleming Gumbobolus change.
adulthood, then colleg is not the Who cares? (I do appreciate
place to make that jump. I do not renaming the Discobolus after me
believe that people mature in this though. I'm honored.) The point is
fashion. Instead, a person con- 1M GUMBY, DAMMlT" and if you
tinues to grow and learn from their do it again I'll have tenderize ya.
experiences thorughout their lives, Pokey and the rest of my friends'll
as long as they retain open minds. be watching.
People come to Caltech in various
stages of this process, and it is un- Blacker or Dabney (depending)
forgivably stupid to ignore the P.S. I hope the Flems won.
maturing experiences which are
Greg Susca
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Lloyd: The week started off with a little fun and excitement. We went and partied with the Flems Monday night; they had so much fun they followed us home. A rather brisk warm-up for Wednesday's exercises, you might say. Way to be, Big Red! Frosh elections got a bit out of hand, as our new Frankenstein's monster attempted to shower everyone but Isaac. Wiser heads prevailed, however, and by 1:00 the frosh wave had been beaten back. Frosh barbecue Saturday night! -J. P. Ricketts: Bienvenidos! No me gusto champagfiones! Servicio de camarista. First there was rotation, then there was frosh wash, then Diana became Tech editor, and then I was forced to write the Inside World a whole day early so I could turn it in late. Buckaroooooo is now a Marksist and talks to homeless fish. [What ?! ?-Lingering Aftertaste] Jed went to the Red Door Cafe for his first time Wednesday night. Why are there so many stupid ball carnes preempting Days of Our Lives? Is Theo going to die or what? {This entry was written on Wednesday-Ed.] What does Mrs. H put in her donuts, anyway? Will our television be fixed in time to answer these and other stirring questions - I don't know. Peter/Pete sang nursery rhymes on helium at the thrilling 290 cocktail party. People had to enter through the thin friends' door. Liver Colonies wears a wig and Jonoto has turned sinister. Don't forget to dress nicely for tonite's extra added bonus Dress Dinner, and remember-a day without Slurpies is like a live crab up your nose. -Saxy Ruddock: Life goes on in the big Bud. A hearty welcome was extended to 37 frosh and four transfers, complete with lots of water. Hassle Week went as expected- the wimpy freshmen failed in discovering the identity of the pledgemaster and succeeded in being washed by the ugly sophomores. Alter several days of carrying around rocks and being showered at will, the frosh wised up and sought the help of the seniors. The seniors cleaned up-Bungo "Nathan" and ya Paul-key got a six of Swiss Lowy each for doing nothing. By Friday, everone was convinced that Mike Warren was the pledgemaster, but noooooo, Huev'os was too swift for all but the seniors, who knew all along that the pledgemaster was none other than Lloyd "Sucks" "Is he a Rudd?" Chao On the political front, subversive elements were swept out of office in a startling shakeup of the power structure. Many puppet figures were installed. Comptroller: Eddie Yin Halen. Librarian: Janice Peters. UCC of Alley 4: Taney. UCC of Alley 5: Wang-man. Of course, no one has been showered yet because the house is too wimpy to do it. The Suicide Bridge picnic was a success! Thanks to the social team. Coming up: party 'til you drop tomorrow in the lounge, starting at (when else?) 8:09. Frosh, start mobilizing for cleanup! But wake up early, because Sunday is... the GAAC! Gentlemen, start your potatoes! Chicken . . . -Wang-man Salem: No entry due to preemptuous baseball games. The Caltech Y Fly-by Friday... October 18 Noon Concert- Yvonne Mellanie will sing and play guitar at noon on the quad. Bring a friend and a lunch. L.A. Philharmonic-Mozart: Piano Concerto in G, Britten: Spring Symphony. If you won, pick up your tickets. Y-Car leaves from Winnett at 7:15 PM and the concert starts at 8:00. Saturday ... October 19 Pasadena Symphony - The concert starts at 8: 30 PM and the V-Car leaves at 8:10.
(818) 249,5646 License #456757 Special discounts to Caltech community.
And 1. .2 .. 3. . . and 1. .2 .. 3. .. The Waltz Party starts at 8 PM in Dabney Hall. Music provided by the Caltech-Oxy Orchestra. Free admission and refreshments. Wednesday ... October 23
"Tenant/Landlord Law" Professor Richard Soloman of the Southwestern University of Law will speak in the Y Lounge at 8 PM. Thursday ... October 24 T. Boone Pickens will discuss "Who Owns America's Public Corporations?" in Beckman Auditorium at 8:30 PM. Admission is free and open to the public.
Next Week- Truffaut's The Last Metro
In Baxter Lecture Hall
$1 ASCIT members
$1.50 all others
Saturday ... October 26 U.N. Day Luncheon. Sign up to celebrate the U.N.'s 40th anniversary, have a free lunch at the Ath, and listen to Dr. Nathanial Davis discuss "Directions in U.S. foreign policy." 11:30 AM until 2 PM. Any questions, comments, or ideas? Come see us in the Y office or call x6163
Surf's Up!
from page 1 an audience consisting of the members of the Caltech community, parents, friends of SURF, and the public. The 1985 SURFers researched topics ranging from the beginning design of an interstellar spacecraft mission, to the physics of blowing sand, to the behavior of alligator8 . For further information, contact Carolyn Merkel at x4285.
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THE CALIFORNIA TECH Volume Lxxxvn. Number 4 18 October 1985
ERTOID NI FEcm, DAMMIT! Diana "!he Red" Foss LINGERING AFTERTASTE Matt "I'm Just On Leave'; Rowe FEATURES ERTOID Peter "Pumpkin" Altke ENTERTAINMENT ERTOID John "Hap" Fourkas PHOTO ERTOID Chris Meisl SPORTS ERTOID Michael " " Keating EARS ERTOID Owen "!he Penguin" Bukaru THE WHOLE SICK CREW Peter Altke · Bruno Tylis Chang · Diana Foss Derek Lungbag · Doug Roberts Steve Salyards · Brian J. Warr PHOTOGRAPHERS Ron Gidseg · Olivier Goldberg Kent Noble. Rod Van Meter Sing Ung Wong · Min Su Yun THE INSIDE WORLD Blacker: Jim Bell Dabney: Fleming: Lloyd: Nicole Vogt Page: Ricketts: Saxy Workman Ruddock: Sam Wang
BUSINESS MANAGERS David Goldreich · Jed Lengyel CIRCULATION MANAGER Paul Gillespie
PRODUCTION Nick Smith Peter Altke · Diana Foss Matt Rowe · Josh Susser PROOFREADERS None
THE CALIFORNIA TECH Winnett Center Caltech 107-51 Pasadena, CA 91125 Phone: [818] 356-6154 Published weekly except during examination and vacation periods by the Associated Students of the California Institute of Technology, Inc. The opinions expressed herein are strictly those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of the ertoid. Letters and announcements are welcome. All contributions should include the author's name and phone number and the intended date of publication. The ertoid reserves the right to abridge letters, so don't go running your mouth off. Turn in copy to the Tech office mailbox, room 107 Winnett. The deadline for copy is Wednesday at 5PM; for announcements, Tuesday at 5PM. Late copy may not be printed unless prior arrangements have been made with the ertoid. Subscription requests should be directed to the atien~ tion of tile c'irculation manager. Rates are $6.00 per an~ num (three terms); or 5100.00 per life (many years). Printed by News-Type Service. Glendale, California ISSN 0008-1582
Special Elections! Radio Club IENTERTAINMENTI from page 1
A special election to fill the position of Editor of The California Tech, so rudely vacated by Matt Rowe, will be held all day Monday 21 October. There will be ballots and ballot boxes in all house lounges and in Winnett Lounge. You may vote for one of the teams whose statements follow, orfor No. Ifa runoff election turns out to be necessary, it will be held Friday 25 October Peter Ashcroft Paul Gillespie We feel that the office of Editor for this newspaper is an extremely important job which, if performed correctly, will require hard work, dedication, and a lot of imagination. We feel that working as a team we have the potential to put together a consistently good newspaper and provide the Caltech community with journalism that it will find both interesting and informative. Both of us have been involved with a wide variety of activities on campus and represent a very diverse cross section of the student body, including both the north and south houses. We are both seniors and are quite aware of the responsibility which this office entails. We feel, however, that with our best efforts we can both
generate enthusiasm for our school newspaper and deliver quality journalism to all of you. Jens Peter Alfke Tylis Chang Diana Foss John Fourkas Since three of us comprise most of the newspaper staff, we are very experienced in putting out The California Tech, the very newspaper you are now reading, each and every week. Together with our new recruit, Tylis, we hope to continue putting out a great paper. We've been instrumental in creating substantial improvements in both the look and content of the Tech, and we plan to continue indepth coverage of campus events (there are a lot of changes in the works that we will report on), quality entertainment reviews, massive sports coverage, and of course Bloom County. We're proud of the Tech, and we hope you will give us the opportunity to continue to put out a fine newspaper. Thank You! Tim Allen Tom Tucker [No statement received.]
Mexico. The club station, W6UE, is recognized by the City of Pasadena as an emergency communication station and was recently contacted by the City to provide emergency communications as needed to the City's relief efforts on behalf of its sister city of Ciudad Guzman in Mexico. The club has over 80 members and is always prepared to welcome new members with an interest in radio, be it listening or transmitting, and the club offers classes to help would-be hams get their licenses. Regular club meetings are scheduled the 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesdays of each month at 8 pm and are held in the Y Lounge. Code and theory classes and help sessions are held on all other Tuesdays at 8 pm in the shack or nearby. People who cannot make the meetings should call the club secretary to schedule classes at their convenience. Further information about the club may be obtained from Dave Hodge, the club president, at x6825 or from Dave Ritchie, the club secretary, at (818) 449-7371. Membership is open to all members of the Caltech community, including undergraduates, graduate students, staff, faculty, alumni, jpl-ers, and hangers-on. Anyone interested is encouraged to get in touch with Dave Ritchiedemonstrations and tours can be arranged at any time.
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Rick Wakeman
by John Fourkas Rick Wakeman Keystone Theatre Palo Alto September 14 Concerts at nightclubs can be a lot of fun. The place is usually small, so the seats are generally very good. The sound doesn't have to be turned up past the point of clarity, and the band is in good contact with the audience. There is usually some "required" number of drinks to buy, but this limit is rarely enforced (it is rather hard to keep track of these things in a big crowd, after all). Well, all of this is simply theoretical. In practice, things don't always work out so well. Take the Keystone Theatre in Palo Alto, for example ... I got to this particular concert a couple of hours early, and so I was behind less than ten people in line. This entitled me to a front row seat. Here comes catch number one - the club had rows of tiny round tables going parallel to the stage, with four chairs around each. This meant, of course, that two people in each group of four had to either face away from the stage or not use the table. To make matters worse, the bouncer kept coming by and shoving everybody together to make room for the cocktail waitress. This all occurred at eight o'clock, and the concert was due to begin at nine. Although no warmup band had been advertised, we were informed by the bouncer that a local band called Domino Theory would play for thirty minutes. We took advantage of our free time to survey the theatre. There was a dance floor about twenty feet in front of the stage, and it quickly became apparent that our "front row" seats were no great bargain. Sure enough, as the tables filled, wayward souls clogged the dance floor in front of us. Luckily, the tables were all on a raised platform, so the view wasn't too bad. Our scrutiny shifted to the acoustic design of the club. The building is long and narrow, with a high arched ceiling. It was quite a bit like an aircraft hangar, as a matter of fact - a fine environment for good sound. Of course, the ceiling held no acoustical tiles, only cheap black paint. The stage was set for a fine evening. By nine fifteen, the crowd was a little bit restless. How late was the concert going to last if the first band hadn't even come out yet? By nine thirty, people began to cheer
every time a song ended in the canned music they played. By nine forty-five, the lights had gone out, and Domino Theory was about to play. By ten, the crowd was sick of them. I must say that this was the most lifeless band I have ever seen. The drummer wore headphones, closed his eyes, hung his mouth open, and pounded away oblivious to the world. The guitarist looked bored with the whole event - but then again, the only discernible sound was the drums anyway. The only musician with any animation at all was the bassist/vocalist. His vocals were utterly muddled and he had to single-handedly try to paddle his band out of the swamp. The current was against him, howeverthe acoustics were horrible, the band clearly didn't have a sound man, and the crowd wasn't there to hear a second-rate pop band playing poor dance music. It was a bad scene all around. When Rick Wakeman came on, however, all was forgiven. Rick Wakeman started his musical career at an early age as a concert pianist, and he won many awards. When he began attending the Royal College of Music, however, he realized that he couldn't compete with the biggest and brightest in the classical business. As a result of this, he began doing some studio work for rock bands, which gave him some of the freedom he was searching for. His most notable studio work in this era (1969-71) includes David Bowie's Space Oddity, Lou Reed's first solo album, and the incredible piano solo in Cat Stevens' "Morning Has Broken." During this time he also happened to do some studio work for the Strawbs, a king of electrified folk band. They liked Wakeman so much that they invited him to join, and all of a sudden both Wakeman and the Strawbs were big news on the music scene. Wakeman had an aversion to folk music, however, and was never too happy with the band. Thus, when Yes asked him to join them in 1972, he decided to take the chance. It was with Yes that Wakeman first gained a large following. At almost the same time, he signed a solo contract with A&M Records, and in 1973 he released his first solo album, The Six Wives of King Henry VII/. Since that time, Wakeman has left Yes twice (and permanently), and has put out many solo albums. His last album with A&M was Rhap-
sodies, which was· released in
1979. Since then, he has done work
for an English label, and his newer records are hard to find in America. His newest album, Silent Night, was released earlier this year in England, and has recently
been released in this country. Thus,
for the first time in six years, Rick Wakeman toured the United States. When Rick Wakeman's band first appeared on stage, the over-
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Mr. Palomar Italo Calvino Translated by William Weaver Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Hardcover, $12.95 Italo Calvino's first work of fic- tion since 1979's acclaimed Ifon a winter's night a traveler at first seems a retreat from the literary extravagances of that work. Where in the earlier book we found the opening chapters of not one but ten novels-spy stories, metaphysical meanderings, and steamy tales of passion - couched between episodes of the Reader's search for the "true" novel, in Mr. Palomar we find only the small-scale explorations of Mr. Palomar, "a nervous man who lives in a frenzied and congested world." It should come as no surprise to Mr. Calvino's readers that, on closer observation, Mr. Palomar is as full of passion and profundity as any of his previous works. Mr. Palomar (who does, indeed, take his name from our very own observatory) is an observer. He has only just discovered his vocation, though, as the book opens, and is still unsure just how to go about observing. In the second episode (of twenty-seven), "The Naked Bosom," Mr. Palomar, waHdng along the beach, notices a woman sunbathing topless, and deliberately overlooks her. He reflects on his action and decides it represents a reinforcement of an outmoded conservatism. Walking past her a second time, he takes in the view of the woman's breasts as he would any other part of the landscape. But perhaps this signals a sense of male superiority. On a third pass, Mr. Palomar decides to appreciate the bared bosom as an object worth special consideration, in proportion to the pleasantness of the view. But no, thinks Mr. Palomar after trying that out-not only is this a pleasant sight-it is a woman's breast! On his fourth pass, in recognition of the relaxation of morals in modem times, in order to exercise a freedom once unavailable, Mr. Palomar resolves to concentrate on the bosom and all but ignore the surrounding view. "But the moment he approaches again," Mr. Calvino writes, "she suddenly springs up, covers herself with an impatient huff, and goes off, shrugging in irritation, as if she were avoiding the tiresome insistence of a satyr. ''The dead weight of an intolerant tradition prevents anyone's properly understanding the most enlightened intentions, Palomar bitterly concludes."
(It will be noted, of course, that I have chosen this sample of Mr. Palomar chiefly because of what will be seen as the sensationalistic value of the subject matter, despite its absurd conclusion. As the Irish poet Seamus Heaney noted on the front page of the New York Times book review, "[Mr. Calvino] knows that everybody ends up worrying about the same things anyhow. ") As we follow Mr. Palomar in his journey through the microcosm of what he observes, we often see him inflating the significance of these observations. Over the course of the book, however, he progresses in the practice of his art, to the point where he can now notice this same inflation in others. In "Serpents and Skulls," Mr. Palomar, while visiting Toltec ruins in Mexico, finds himself repeatedly encountering a schoolteacher who, describing the pictographs to his students, continually concludes, "We don't know what it means." Mr. PaloMs traveling companion, an amateur archeologist, waxes indignant as he tours the ruins, while Palomar cannot choose between an uncertain specificity (archeological theories) and a general yetuseIess certainty ("We don't know what it means."). Finally, his friend confronts the teacher, and explains to his class the meaning of "The Wall of Serpents." "Not to interpret is impossible," Mr. Palomar realizes, "as refraining from thinking is impossible." He hears, however, from around the comer, the teacher once again: " 'No es verdad, it is not true, what that senor said. We do not know what they mean.' " It is rare to find a writer who can be intelligent without being stuffy, profound without being pompous. Italo Calvino was that, and a great storyteller, too. True, there is little action in the episodes of Mr. Palomar- but the sense of wonder they generate can be as thrilling as the spy stories and medieval romances Mr. Calvino had previously produced. Which is not to say Mr. Palomar is fluff. Consider the twenty-seventh and final episode, "Learning to be Dead." "Mr. Palomar decides that from now on, he will act as if he were dead, to see how the world gets along without him." The chief advantage of life over death, he decides at length, is that, while alive, one has the power to, as it were, clean up one's past; whereas dead people can no longer directly control their continued on page 5
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from page 3 Wakeman's magnificent stage presence. He is a classic jolly Englishman, telling jokes and keeping the crowd happy throughout his performance. He had keyboards set up at both ends of the stage, and' would switch sides often (sometimes in the middle of a song, even). At one point he even danced with his vocalist in his version of a Ginger Rogers/ Fred Astaire routine. Wakeman is truly a life-of-the-party type of person, and his personality made this concert one of the most fun I've ever attended. The music was divided almost evenly between material from his new album and material from his first three (The Six Wives of King Henry VIII, The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and Journey to the Center ofthe Earth).
It is interesting that he totally ignored a full nine albums' worth of material, although it has always been obvious that King Henry is his favorite album. It was also clear that he enjoyed the old material far more than the new. Although the new music was fine, it lacked the imagination, depth, and feeling of the early pieces. The crowd and the band thought the same thing. In fact, the only person who may not have concurred with this was the vocalist, who had no instrument to play. Through much of the older music he was relegated to playing a few percussion instruments. In fact, for most of the concert he seemed to be searching for an instrument to play - he spent most of his vocals making nightclub-style gesticulations having little to do with what he was singing. His vocals were fine, it's just that we all felt a bit sorry for him for not having anything else to do. He's in
good company, at any rate - Phil Collins often gives me the same impression. For his encore, Wakemaq donned one of his gaudy old cape~ and slipped into true form for a twenty minute synopsis of Journd to the Center of the Earth, san~ orchestra or choir. He obviousl~ really enjoyed playing this, and the crowd roared with approval. Perhaps this energy came from the fact that this was his last concert it] America, but somehow I daub. this. Wakeman is a fine performe, and a fantastic musician, an~ American audiences have ignored him for too long. Perhaps his lates~ solo effort will bring him back in; to vogue. On the other hand, 1 wouldn't mind it if I could keep 011 seeing him in such tiny places (albeit with better acoustics). A~ any rate, it's good to see that sucll a brilliant showman and artist i~ still alive and kicking strongly.
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by Peter Alike Diwana Vegetarian Cuisine of India 1381 E. Las Tunas; 287-8743 Diwana may look like your standard sandwich shop/deli, but the food is authentically Indian and extremely yummy. It's a good thing all three of us were pretty hungry when we went, as we were seduced by the menu into ordering a whole pile of food. First came the samosas, India's contribution to the universal turnover concept: deep-fried triangles of flaky dough, filled with spiced vegetables and potato. After inhaling these, we dove into the.Masala Dossa: a large crepe made from fermented beans (actually quite delicious; sour and salty) rolled up and filled with mashed potatoes and onions. This came with chutney and a spicy sauce, into which we dipped both the Dossa and the Gobhi Paratha-an Indian flat bread filled with cauliflower. As if that wasn't enough, we
also had a hot and spicy pea curry served with mashed potato patties (Ragda patties) and rice cooked with vegetables, nuts and raisins (Vegetable Biryani). All this we washed down with Lassi- a sweet yogurt drink much like a thin rnilkshake. (Mango rnilkshakes are apparently also available.) If our little pig-out session reflects the rest of Diwana's offerings, then what we have here is a truly bitchen culinary experience for anyone who even thinks they might enjoy Indian food. The food is flavorful and spicy without being dangerously so, and complex enough in flavor that the absence of meat (much Indian food is, in fact, vegetarian) is inconsequential. By all means check this place out! Diwana is located at 1381 E. lAs Tunas, (818)287-8743. Watch out: it's closed Tuesdays. To get there, take San Pasqual east to Rosemead, Rosemead south a ways to lAs Tunas, then go west about a block. It's fifteen minutes away.
Mr. Palomar from page 4 influence on the iiving world. Eventually, of course, the world will end. " 'If time has to end, it can be described, instant by instant' Mr. Palomar thinks, 'and each instant, when described, expands so that its end can no longer be seen.' He decides that he will set himself to describing every instant of his life, and until he has described them all he will no longer think of being dead. At that moment he dies." Halo Calvino died on 19 September in Italy of complications following a stroke. He would have been sixty-two last Tuesday. As an Italian Resistance fighter during World War II, Mr. Calvino collected the experiences which formed the basis for his first novel, The Path to the Nest o/Spiders (1947). In the '50s, he turned more and more to fantasy, producing the trilogy Our Ancestors (The Nonexistent Knight, The Baron in the Trees, and The Cloven Viscount) and the tremendous compendium Italian Folktales. His short stories and novellas, such as those in Dif ficult Loves and The Watcher and Other Stories, continued in a realistic vein, while his longer works ("novels" is hardly appropriate) turned more to speculative fiction. Invisible Cities (1971) and Ifon a winter's night a traveler (1979) are regarded as masterpieces. Mr. Calvino was also an editor of a literary magazine in the '40s and '50s, and later worked for one of the larger Italian publishing houses. He had been awarded some of Italy's (and some of the world's) highest literary honors in his career, and was at his death seen as perhaps Italy's greatest writer; he was certainly its most popular. Mr. Calvino was a quiet, unassuming man, and he need not worry, like Mr. Palomar, that his reputation might suffer after his death. He
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Fussball by Doug Roberts The Caltech soccer team continued its winning ways with a 2-0 overtime victory over Christ College Irvine.. After playing ninety minutes of scoreless soccer, the CCI coach, desperately seeking his first victory of the season, begged and pleaded for the game to go into overtime. He played right into the hands of the Caltech squad, who had clearly dominated regulation time play. Five minutes into the first overtime period, halfback Konstantin Othmer, who hadn't played earlier in the game due to illness, lobbed a long, high shot that floated right into the back of the net. Then midway through the second overtime, John Josephson scored a goal from inside the penalty area that sealed CCl's fate, and the score stood at 2-0. On Wednesday, the Caltech booters saw less success. With illness keeping the most offensive Techers off the field, PomonaPitzer scored a 4 - 1 victory over the Beavers. John Henry Scott, filling in for an ailing Randall Bownd, scored the sole .Caltech goal of the day. The Caltech side showed improving teamwork and hope for a victory tomorrow at Redlands.
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ISPORTSI Football from page 7 The score remained 9 - 0 until halftime. The half started with another Caltech drive, this time culminated by a 35-yard Brown off-tackle touchdown. Don Thomas made the score 17 - 0 with a two point conversion. Another Collins field goal ended the third quarter. During the fourth quarter, La Verne completed two long bombs, one for a touchdown and the other to set up a score. After that, Caltech again shut them down. The next home game is tomorrow at I: 30 pm against the Freelancers, another semi-pro team. It should be another victory for Caltech despite injuries to several key starting players: quarterback Aram Kaloustian, strong safety Don Thomas, and nose guard Mike Burl. All fans are appreciated. X-Country from page 7 day, the Beavers handily defeated Christ College's small but talented team. Last meet, C.LT. faced conference rivals Redlands, Whittier and La Verne on a very tough Whittier course. Though Tech wiped out La Verne and Whittier, they could not overcome the large Redlands squad (or Team Chiquita, as they are also known). Though beaten badly by Redlands, CIT has a strong chance of overtaking them at the upcoming conference meet. On a lighter note, it seems that several male and female runners had very interesting experiences at the La Verne-Oxy meet. In their tireless pursuit of intellectual knowledge, our gallant runners decided to hold. In next week's Tech, look for reviews of the team's individual perfonnances this year, and results of a tri-meet with Whittier and west coast powerhouse Cal State San Berdoo. Gumbo by Pokey The· Boys out-tumbled those sexy Red Shirts to win the Discobolus trophy for the .week. Watch Sunday as the Big Green Machine makes their play on the football field for the coveted award.
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During the past week, the Caltech Beavers have continued in their pursuit of dominating the pool. Over the weekend the Beavers split squads and won three of five possible games, then on Wednesday beat Chapman in an exciting game. Last Saturday, Clatech hosted its first JV tournament. After Pomona-Pitzer backed out, Coach Dodd decided that everyone needed playing time, so he split the team into two squads, upperclassmen and frosh. At 8:30 am, the weary frosh slipped into the pool to face the Whittier Poets. Luckily for the frosh, Whittier had come without a goalie and had to use Bruno as their goalie. The frosh played a great game and won quite handily. The next game was the upperclassmen versus Claremont. With Fred Ferrante behind
won this game also. At 11:30, the frosh came back to play Claremont. Although outmatched, they played for all they were worth. Unfortunately, it was not worth quite enough and Caltech had its first loss of the day. In the next game, Coach Dodd was nice enough to lend Whittier our starting goalie, Fred Ferrante. In a tough game, in which Vince Ferrante could notget the ball past his brother, the upperclassmen went down in defeat. The last game of the day was the upperclassmen versus the frosh. In a good game by both classes, the more experienced upperclassmen did come out with a victory, saving themselves much embarrassment. On Wednesday, Chapman College came to visit the Beavers in their home water. In the last meeting, at the Riverside Tournament, Caltech lost by one goal.
hole man, and frosh that day, the outlook was much better for this game. Chapman got off to a quick 3-0 lead in the first three minutes. From then on, however, it was almost all Caltech. About halfway through the fourth quarter and up by 4 goals, the starters began to leave the game. At this point Fred played some of the most inspired goal ever witnessed by this reporter. It was so great that chants of "Fred, Fred, Fred" echoed throughout the pool area. The final score in this Caltech victory was 16 - 11. Tomorrow is the Caltech Invitational from 8:30 until 4:30. At 8:30 Caltech plays Whittier, at 11:30, U.C. Riverside, and at 3:30 the Beavers play Redlands. Come out and cheer us on in what may be some of the best water polo of the year.
Weekly Sports Calendar
Day Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Tue. Wed. Wed. Fri. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat. Sat.
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Football? Caltech? You must be Youth and enthusiasm have
kidding, right? Well watch out, been the key forces behind this
because the football team is real year's cross country squad. New
this year. Two weeks ago they coach Jim O'Brien, who formerly
destroyed a semi-pro team called coached at the University of San
the Nomads. With the score 28-0 Diego, has assembled a very large
and two minutes remaining in the and eager squad of 35 runners,
first half, the battered and ex- about two dozen of whom are
hausted Nomads called it quits and freshmen. Despite their inex-
left. Not much of a game, but a perience in intercollegiate sports,
good start. Last Monday, Caltech the current freshmen have brought
proved it was no fluke by beating about a feeling that cross country
the La Verne Leopards' Junior Var- is the sport of the future at Caltech.
sity team 20 - 14.
While not expecting big things this
The key to this victory was a year, Coach O'Brien and the team
solid defense, a talented running are hoping to become an SCIAC
back, and lot of hard work. The power a couple of years down the
defense totally dominated La road.
Verne, preventing them from even The first meet this season was
getting close to scoring until the not very memorable, to say the
fourth quarter when, with the score least. With only one returning run-
20-0, the second string was put ner, and facing perennially strong
in. By that time, the game was fair- teams such as UCSB and West-
ly much decided. Except for a few mont, the Caltech runners did not
Hail-Mary plays in the closing exactly leave anyone in the dust.
seconds, the game was never in Let's just say that Caltech's
highlights of the day occurred
The offense centered on mainly at the post-meet barbecue,
Jonathan Brown. He started the where morale was high.
game off with a 30-yard kickoff This year's second meet,
return, which set the stage for a however, was a complete tur-
40-yard drive culminating in a nabout. In their first bout with
Steve Collins field goal.
league competition, both the men's
The next big offensive series and women's teams, emerged with
featured a few more big runs by 1-1 records, being victorious over
Brown, a pass to Steve Roskowski, La Verne and bested by 1984
and some hard work by Steve Col- league champs Occidental.
lins and Martin Brouillette. The Next on the schedule, Caltech
drive culminated in a 25-yard faced Christ College Irvine at Ar-
halfback pass to Dwight Evard, royo Park-the first home meet of
who scored easily.
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The Swedish Club ofL.S. is of- Mechanical Universe, the A free lunch at the Athenaeum
with an Announcement Form, are open to persons who are at or fering scholarships of $500 to educational television series pro- and a talk by onetime United State
available at the offices ()f The near the beginning of their graduate $1000. Requirements are: 1) duced here at Caltech, is now ambassador Nathaniel Davis are
California Tech, by the Tuesdoy study. Applicants must be U. S. University student residing in showing on local television. For being offered to Caltech students
preceding the Friday of citizens or nationals who· are Southern California; 2) Swedish those of you with cable hookups, by the Pasadena United Nations
members of one of the following descent; 3) Strong academic Falcon Cable is showing it on their Association.
ethnic minority groups: American qualifications in university courses; educational channel (Cable 50) at United Nations Day will be
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Indian, Black, Hispanic, Native 4) Must show economic need; 5) noon on Mondays and Wed- observed on campus on Saturday American (Eskimo or Aleut), or Must be a U.S. citizen orperma- nesdays, with numerous other October 26, from 11 :30 to 2 pm
Friday nights in Clubroom 1, native Pacific Islander (Polynesian nent resident. To apply, send showings planned starting in Dr. Davis, a U.S. diplomat who
The Caltech Gamers get together or Micronesian). For additional in- resume to: RW. Jackson, 1250 E. November. For those without served in the U.S.S.R., Child
to play various games, swap ideas, formation contact the Financial Aid Walnut St., Suite 210, Pasadena, cable, Channel 4 is broadcasting Guatemala and Switzerland, and
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centered around various games and November 15, 1985.
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enough to join in on Friday nights, Graduate Fellowships Deadline: November 15, 1985. Mondays and Wednesdays. For the Dr. Davis'topic will be "Direc-
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From November 18 thorugh and Thursdays.
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Come make a stand for Human Rights and find out what you can do to help Russian Refuseniks. Delicious brunch will be served. Sunday, Oct. 20, 11 am in the Red Door Cafe. Questions? Contact Myra Baxter, x6163 or (213) 208-4427. CLASSIFIED
fice. Deadline for application: November 15, 1985. TA in Japan English Teaching Assistantship in Japan, formerly known as the Mombusho English Fellow (MEF) program. The program places participants throughout Japan in a variety of municipal and prefectural boards. of education. Up to 150 assistantships will be available during 1986-87. Applications are
b/w prints, transparencies, videotape, or film for a gallery exhibit of computer graphics. On November 19, there will be two live performances for which we are also seeking computer graphics images to be used ~s roll-ins. The deadline for submissions is Halloween, October 31, 1985. Please call Ernie Sasaki (273 Jorgensen) at x6255 for a copy of the complete Call for Participation.
Cafe. We play duplicate. Everyone welcome. Eam Master Points! (We are ACBL sanctioned.) Call Jeffrey (x4543) for more details. Lost & Found Found at Frosh Camp: Associate Dean Jeanne Noda has a blue jacket and a man's \Uatch found at Camp Fox. Stop by at the Deans' Office, 102 Parsons-Gates, if they are yours.
advance at the office of The Caltech Y in Winnett Student Center. The Caltech Y is co-sponsQr of the progrl'm. Play With Big Bucks! Come play with almost $100,000 of other people's money! Absolutely no personal liability. No prior experience required. Free dinners at the Athenaeum and
SERVICES- ATTENTION NEURONS! Estimates arewe use only 15% of our potential brain capacity. What of the other 85%? SuggestiveAccelerated Learn ing (818) 222-3654. Special discounts for Caltech community. HELP WANTED COMPUTER ENGINEERS. Full time contract and permanent positions at JPL and other Valley locations. BSEE or Computer Science or equivalent experience. Execuserve Personnel Service. 1756 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 (213) 376-8733
in the Financial Aid Office. Ap- plication Deadline is 5 pm, Hey Literature Lizards!
November 1, 1985.
Come join us and discuss
Chicano Scientists
Dostoevsky, ponder Pynchon, contemplate Kerouac, argue Austin,
The National Chicano Council elucidate Eliot, etc. We are form-
for Higher Education will support ing a laid-back literature group for
approximately 20 Hispanic those interested in reading and
undergraduate juniors who are in- discussing (over tea, of course)
terested in pursuing doctorates and books chosen once a month. A
academic careers. Applicants must , meeting to decide the whens and
be Hispanic citizens of the U. S. wheres and our first book will be
For more information, specific 7:30 pm on Wednes~y, Oct. 23at
questions should be addressed to: the Red Door. Bring your brain,
Rafael Magallan, Tomas Rivera your mouth and your favorite
Center, 710 N. College Ave., book. For more information, call
Claremont, CA 91711. Phone x4075 after 12 pm.
(714) 625-6607 or 624-9594. For
additional information contact the Women's Basketball
Financial Aid Office. Application deadline: November 8, 1985. The Gay Life
Undergraduate and graduate women interested in being part of a team - or just playing for fun-
CLAGS is starting a weekly please come to the Gym at 10:00
Kannst Du Deutsch? Jeder, der sich auf Deutsch unterhalten kann (und in ihmng bleiben will), ist zu einem deutschen Mittagessen eingeladen. Es findet Donnerstags urn 12:00 im Athenaeum statt und bietet eine Gelegenheit, Leute aller Fachbereiche kennenzulernen. Wer interessiert ist, kann den Priisidenten, Susan Larson, unter 4818 anrurfen. Russia Trip Interested in visiting the Soviet Union over Spring break? The 2nd year Russian instructor at Caltech, George Cheron, is planning to repeat the previous years' highly successful trips. The cost is $1350 (includes everything: air fare, hotels, meals, tour guides). Open to students, faculty, staff and their
Scripps College. Insights into the world of high finance: securities earnings, profits, liquidity, etc. All students (undergrad and grad) are welcome. Too good to be true? Call Sing Ung at x3975 or leave a message. Or speak tei Yosufi and his amazing talking machine at 796-3227. P.S. The Caltech Student Investment Fund will meet at 5 pm Wednesday, October 16 in the Millikan Board Room [Honest, they just gave it to us and asked us to print it on the 18th!]. All prospective members are welcome. Among other items on the agenda upcoming dinner at Scripps College. Read All About It There will be a meeting of the staff of The Cal~fornia Tech today at 12: 15PM in room 127 Baxter
TRANSLATORS & INTERPRETERS urgently needed. All languages. Technical/commercial fields. Parttime. Good pay. Send resume, etc.
discussion group and social which meets every Monday night at 8 pm in the Y Lounge, located in the Y office complex, 2nd floor of Winnett Student Center. Drop by and
Sunday morning. CCF Join us tonight for our regular time of fellowship, song, prayer,
friends. A group roster will be drawn up at an orientation meeting next Wednesday, October 23, at 12:00 in ~bney 2. For more in formation call x3615.
(This is also knownas the class FA 15.) Feel free to stop by if you're interested in working on the Tech (That is: BE THERE OR BE SQUARE!)
to ATI: P.O. Box 3689, Stanford 94305
meet the other gay and lesbian Techers! All members of the Caltech/JPL community are
and food! David Rhodes will be speaking on the importance of Christian community. 210
welcome. (Bring food!)
Thomas, 7 pm.
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