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The Ubyssey Feb 2, 1954

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by ed  parker
Nothing Sacred Or Above Discussion
Victoria Mayor Claude Harrison's book
burning proposals "destroyed fond delusions"
of finding freedom in Canada, Dr. Irwin Edman, noted Columbia University philosopher-
educator, chidingly told 850 people in the
auditorium Saturday night.
"Nothing is sacred, above enquiry or
above discussion," said Dr. Edman in the
Canadian Club lecture to the Vancouver Institute, speaking on the topic, "Knowledge as
The lecture was the second in the series
honoring Columbia University's bi-centennial
and the central theme "Man's right to knowledge, and the free use thereof."
Friday noon Dr. Edman told 1000 students
in the auditorium "don't let a few strident
voices persuade you that the tradition of
fundamental liberty has vanished from the
United States.
"A return to reasonableness is still possible
ip the world because reasonableness has never
really vanished," he said optimistically.
"To know is by nature subversive," Dr.
Edman told a responsive audience Saturday
night. In the search for knowledge "the established conventions, superstitions and fanaticisms of society are brought to question."
"Knowledge is an instrument of political
and social freedom «nct may have beneficent
or malevolent results," he said, but it is also
"an end in itself and to be enjoyed for its
own sake."
Freedom is not merely freedom from censorship, suppression and book burning, but
is freedom for "the absorbing enterprises of
art and knowledge."   ,
"Knowledge and freedom are inseparable," and must not be taken for granted, he
said. Freedom is an instrument of liberation
of the individual human soul, and "knowledge
is a condition of this freedom."
. Pure knowledge is often regarded as trivial and impractical, but through knowledge
we are "living in the midst of a (world) revolution," he said.
The Greek philosopher Socrates was subversive," said Dr. Edman. "He was a one
man conspiracy against complacency."
"Raising theoretical questions about the
secrets of nature, man and government has
immense consequences" said Dr. Edman.
"Knowledge is power over nature and ourselves," and must not be taken lightly.
"Change is never agreeable, always upsetting," but it is a necessary consequence of
increased knowledge. We trust knowledge in
physical science and are "beginning to trust
knowledge in the human sphere," he said,
"but we do not yet trust knowledge in politics and economics, where emotions, passionate obsessions and slogans" are foremost.
President N. A. M. MacKenzie was chairman at both meetings. Professor Barnett Savery, head of the philosophy department, introduced the speaker.
At the Friday meeting United States vice-
consul Robert Smythe presented an American flag to AMS president Ivan Feltham as
sent from students of Louisville University,
Kentucky, to students at UBC.
Man's Right To Knowledge...
Panel discussions evolving from the central theme of
"Man's right to'knowledge and the free use thereof," continue
tnis week with tour nodn meetings m tne aua.tor.um.
tp *p tp
TODAY—"Religion and Education—Incompatible?" sponsored by the religious council of the Literary and Scientific
Executive. Hector M. McRae, Rabbi David C. Kogen, and Rev.
Murdo Nicholson wilf present the Roman Catholic, Jewish and
Protestant positions respectively. Chairman of the panel is
Ken Farris.
WEDNESDAY—"Academic Freedom: Is it in Danger?"
sponsored by the United Nations Club. The panel will consist
oi: Dr. B. W. Hoeter, International Service, CBC; Dr. Vladimir
Krajina, assistant professor of botany; Dr. E. J. Ronimois, associate profesosr of Slavonics; and S. Saraceno, Italian Consul.
Chairman is Dr. W. G. Black, regional liaison officer, department of citizenship and immigration.
THURSDAY. "Do Canadians Need a Bill of Rights?" sponsored by the political council. Speakers will be Attorney-General
Robert Bonner '(Social Credit), Deane Finlayson (Conservative), Arthur Laing (Liberal), Nigel Morgan (LPP) and Arnold
Webster (CCF).
• FRIDAY. Xan Scientists Xnjfef.'. jRSM0CB_L£&.&e *£B-
Dr. Gordon Shrum, head of the physics department, will speak
on the "Problem of Communication Between Scientists and
Laymen." Dr. J. B. Warren, associate professor of physics will
discuss the question of "Secrecy in Science." Dr. J. B. Brown,
assistant professor of physics, will talk on "Science and the Iron
. Curtain." '	
Learning Pursuit Lags
With Lack Of Why's
The dreamers of long ago saw the universal spread o/ knowledge and education as the salvation of mankind. Quantitatively
modern mass education ha sfulfilled these hopes, but, perhaps because of the very immensity of the task, it has failed (to pass the
qualitative test. We can probably ascribe this failure to the erroneous identification between the process of organized education
and the end product of knowledge, an illusion which university
graduates fondly foster.
* *        *
The benefit of education comes to us as a social privilege, a
finite quantity in time and effort. The attainment of knowledge,
however, is fi search, a conscious hunger for "the image of existence." Without this urge education becomes spoonfeeding and
knowledge but culled* information.
* *        *
In the absence of this thirst for knowledge those who dispense
education, recognizing the power of knowledge and particularly
thc danger of unassimilated knowledge, have assumed the burden
of a new interpretation of the responsibility of knowledge.
* *        #
What we do not desire to'seek is served to us In premasticat-
ed lumps; where we fail to explore all possible paths, we are
led up a cultivated garden walk. This, however, by no means
implies a conspiracy of suppression and censorship but rather devolves on us an unconscious process of Gemuetlichkeit of spirit, a
condition under which knowledge cannot attain its ultimate end
of serving mankind.
* *        *
The responsibility our educators have undertaken, then, is to
impart to us that knowledge which we can be trusted to absorb
and use safely. Truth is still the criterion, not, however, thc
whole Truth. The Truth of any matter, as it is presented to us,
is that of its facets which is considered socially desirable.
The recent McGoun Cup debates at various Canadian universities demonstrated how far this the sexes wolud bring the women
trend has pervaded our thinking.' who. beleaguered military camps
Those who took part in tho de-1 to the gates of high schools. This,
bates on tho Kinsey Report were we were told, would be socially
by no means qualified to judge undesirable,
their  veracity, even  it' we only      ignoring the fact that such a
consider  the  fact  that  most  of basic  trutn  of aexual   behavior J
them had never read the reports., WOL1id    probably    bring    under-]
Unless we grant them that a (al- 'standing   of   the   causes   of   thev
situde could bo beneficial to so-  breakdown    of many    mismatedj
which the    debate    could    have  matches   to   counterbalance   the
ciety,   the   only   premise   under crowc|ed  high  school  gates,  we1
been undertaken under these cir- aro still isCed with the danger-1
cumstances  was  that the report 0L1S assumption that Truth is not '•
was valid. In other words, the de- aiWays desirable and that man-
—pnoto by Dick Dolman
AKESODIC FREEDOM is shown here in the UBC library
by pre-law student Alade Akesode, who defines Akesodic
freedom as the right to burn effigies of effigy burners. The
cigarette is incidental,  and  the newspaper clipping only
charred a little.
Is Columbia Witch
Hunting? - McGugan
During the current week UBC is holding a series of meet
ings, lectures and panels around the theme of "Man's Right to
Knowledge and the Free Use. Thereof." This, of course, is a
subject worthy of debate and discussion—particularly in a university. The occasion is the two hundrcth anniversary of the founding of Columbia University.        ■   ,
Such a noble theme emanating from the USA today is on the
surface an encouraging sign. But is this theme advanced by
Columbia University in opposition to the witch-hunting and thought
control so evident of late in American Universites or is it just
double talk?
This theme was proposed and initiated by President Eisen-
nower. If President Eisenhower is so concerned with "Man's
Right to Knowledge" he certainly would not stand by and con-
clone the witch-hunting and intimidation that is going on in the
U.S. universities. By means of the "loyalty oaths" U.S. professors
have the choice either of keeping their convictions or of conforming and keeping their jobs. Eisenhower was a member of the
commission that in "American Education and International Tension" wrote that education in thc U.S. must become "an instrument
of national policy"—well! ,  '♦--■ 	
However, it is not Eisenhower threc other Companies, includ-
but a board of Trustees that is ! in« a Canadian paper company,
running Columbia. Perhaps the1 Mr.Sulzberger is by no means
24 members of this sell' perpetu- j an exception to the rule. Trus-
ating board who have taken up j tecs J. Cambcll, F. Coykendall,
the hue and cry of this theme arc J and L. D. Egbert, and President
the   sincere   ones.     But    when  G. Kirk, who arc on the bi-cen-
In accordance with tiie Columbia Bi-Centennial theme:'
Man's Right to Knowledge and the Free Use Thereof, The
Ubyssey is offering views of several students on their reaction to the celebration.
Some agree with the theme; some disagree with it—but
all have one thing in common, they have the right to present their view and by doing so they demonstrate that
students have the right to knowledge.
Security Means
Womb With View
For the average citizen of our modern civilization, the
ilternative to academic freedom is a womb with a view.
So said chairman Dean G. C. Andrew in summary of a panel
liscussion on'the "Right of Knowledge—Law, Custom, arid
deal," third in the Bi-Centennial series at UBC.
Many people cannot face the responsibility entailed by aoa-
lemic freedom, and therefore seek teh security of "a womb with
■ view," Dean Andrew quoted.
By its very nature, academic freedom is subversive, the panel
laintained, since pursuit of knowledge and the right to inde-
endent thought often result in overthrowing old beliefs, tradl-
ions and customs. ' ~~   ~
Defining law as the delimitation of individual freedom lor
he benefit of the whole, law professor A. W. R. Carrothers pointed out the paradox that group freedom is sometimes irreconcilable
-vith individual freedom. '
(Continued on Page 3) (Bee SECURITY)
one looks at these virtual dictators of Columbia who own the
land and property and hire and
fire the staff and are responsible
to no one, there is room for
doubts. For example, Mr. A.
H. Sulzberger, trustee and chairman of the bi-centonninl committee is Director of the Associated
Press and President of the New
York Times Publishing Company, Interstate Broadcasting
Co., Chattanooga Pub., Co., and
tennial committee, have presi
clenlships or directorships on ten
companies ranging from Central
Savings Bank to Sacony Vacuum
Oil. It is not surprising that
those businessmen do not tolerate professors on the staff who
criticize "the American Way of
Life," or who heiieve in a more
equitable distribution of the
country's wealth.    The  trustees
(Continued on Page 4)
Knowledge - So What?
Advocates of the free use of knowledge are always talking
ibout the joys of knowledge for its own sake. Most people I
:now try to find out what's what for their own selfish ends,
Since some of the ends aro quite undesirable, the problem is.
-vhat limits should be put on free enquiry.
It doesn't do to talk about laws of libel or restricting people
vho mess up libraries. By definition libel isn't knowledge,, and
lefacing books is beside the point. The problem is when to tell
people to mind their own  business.
Truth is not confined to what scientists write about when they
ire writing scientifically. Who I voted for in the last election
s a piece of knowledge that's nobody's business. Privacy is some-
hing all of us want, and get too little of.
The sordid may sometime be true. "All the News That's Fit
To Print" proclaims the New York Times. By implication it asserts that there is some knowledge which is not fit to print.
"Knowledge is power" proclaimed Francis Bacon. Govern-
nents, through patents, ensure that power is spread unequally.
The profit motive does encourage the search for knowledge.
The spread of knowledge isn't always free. Advertisers sometimes have to pay to use a man's name. The theory the courts
(Continued en Page 4) (See KNOWLEDGE)
bate  centered  on  the  social  dc
sirability  of u truth
kind cannot be entrusted with it.
But  whether a    single    argu-
One of the disputants in these  ment against  the desirability of
debates advanced   the  argument  trulh can be countered or not,
that Dr. Kinsey's findings on the (Continued on Page  4)
sexual maturity age gap between (See   LEARNING)
Mind Controllers Don't
Preserve Democracy
The brash assumption of thought-controllers that they are
the lawful preservers of democracy is utter nonsense.
Of course, the Criminal Code makes blasphemy and seditious
libel criminal offences, but "nothing short of direct incitement to
disorder and violence is a seditious libel." So, the field is pretty
well wide open for you to inquire where you will and to disseminate any of your opinions or beliefs.
But how is it possible for you to have an opinion that is not
merely a prejudice unless you have free access to knowledge?
The basis of a democratic state is Involved in the theme
>eing discussed this week—"Man's ri£ht to knowledge and the
tree use thereof." In the recent case concerning the Jehovah
Witnesses, the Supreme Court ot Canada said, "Freedom of discussion is essential to enlighten public opinion in a democratic
state; it cannot be curtailed without affecting the risht of the
people to be informed . . . Democracy cannot be maintained
without its foundation: free public opinion and free discussion
throughout the nation.''
Knowledge is a worthless acquisition if it is not used. Although
the democratic stale might protect the right to access to knowl-
(Continued  on  Page  4) (See   CONTROLLERS)
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Managing Editor—Peter Sypnowlch News Editor—Ed Parker
Executive Editor—Jerome Angel Sports Editor—Stan Beek
CUP Editor Ken Lamb
Senior Editor, this issue _ Bert Gordon
Reporters and Desk: Ken Lamb, Ray Logle, Pat Carney, Mike
Ames, Dick Dolman, Rosemary Kent-Barber, Sandy Ross.
Sports: Geoff Conway.	
Tuesday, February 2, 1954
UBC is well-known among North American universities
lor its student autonomy. Students from other universities
ave often amazed at the freedom which is given our student
newspaper and the power which is given our student government.
With the Alma Mater Society elections coming up it
height be* wise to take a close look at the student autonomy
Which UBC possesses and what the chances are for losing that
At present there are 12 elected positions on Student
Council. Last year six of these positions were filled by acclamation. At the moment it looks as if the same thing will
happen again this year as there is an appalling lack of interest
and candidates in the elections.
The deadline for nominations for the positions of AMS
president, secretary and USC chairman closes this Thursday.
The caliber of next year's president could be the determining
factor in the fight for student housing. If an extremely capable student Is not elected to that position there will be little
, hope for government aid for student accommodation,
i If students once again allow their Student Council opsi-
I tions to be filled by acclamation they may find that they soon
will be losing some of their noted autonomy.
University Morons
The height of ignorance was perfectly displayed by several students Monday at a speech by LPP leader Tim Buck.
The small but vocal group which threw eggs, snowballs, and garbage at the speaker make a mockery of something which UBC students are celebrating this week: "Man's
,   right to knowledge and the free use thereof."
The morons who insisted in interrupting the speaker
hnve no place in this university and it is fortunate that they
left the meeting when they were challenged by other students.
A little of their own "might is right" actioa could have been
turned on them if they had insisted in displaying their childish
minds by throwing things at a man whom they did not
agree with.
It is doubtful if more than a handful of the students
at that meeting agreed with Buck, but they at least had the
intelligence and maturity to allow him to express his views.
On the front page of this issue are the opinions of some
.   students who do not agree with the whole theme of the
Columbia University celebration. That is the proper method
of disagreeing with the theme, not by throwing eggs.
Frats Need Help
For three years now, I have watched with interest the
, developments regarding the so-called "discriminatory clauses"
in the constitutions of certain Greek letter Societies at UBC.
At times it has been amusing, at other times it has been
ridiculous, but seldom has it been constructive. Where does
the trouble lie?  I think I know.
It lies in the fact that two groups of individuals, each of
. whom is fighting for the same end are bitterly opposed to
each other: the fraternal organizations at UBC on the one
-hand, and the non-fraternal participators in the "anti-discrimination movement" on the other, are both wofking to eliminate the clauses. Yet the atmosphere is blue with name
calling and hatred. This is our basic misunderstanding. It
is illogical. It stinks.
The problem is a big one. The fraternities involved in
it are international organizations with a great many chapters
ranging from the North West where discrimination has no
sympathy, to the South East where it is an inbred part of
almost every individual. A sizeable majority is required
before these fraternities can alter their constitutions. But
most of them are surprisingly close to it. To eliminate one
small chapter of any of these fraternities at UBC would accomplish nothing. For then we have only eliminated one
of our own voices and another vote.
I can say this for the anti-fraternity flag waver: he has
started the ball rolling in hi.s narrow but effective approach.
Such an individual is a necessity for he exerts pressure, and
in our imperfect society pressure is necessary to make people
realize that a problem does exist. But the time for individual
flag-waving is long gone. We all recognize the problem. The
fraternities are in the ring with a tough opponent, "discrimination." So what clo you say, flag wavers? If you are sincere, come on clown from the 49th row, the fraternities
need a good second.
—Vic Stephens, 2nd Law
The editorial "A Frat Man Speaks" in Friday's Ubyssey
was a guest editorial written by Dave Bourns.
A letter-*o-the-editor printed on' this page Friday was
signed "Art MeKeown, 3rd
Engineering/' There is no such
student registered at UBC.
It may interest you to know
that oh the evening of January
28th — when the currrent .issue of the Ubyssey must have
been in the press and as yet
unpublished, my family were
experimenting with a Ouija
board, which distinctly spelled
out as follows:
Never was I in prison
For my areopagitica
Bid this Son of Belial
Hold his peace.
We are of the opinion that contact was made with the astral
body of Milton, and that the
reference may well be to the
letter of Mr. Art McKeown.
Sheila MacKabe, 1.
At last a real democrat, a'
real Canadian has given voice
to true and decent and respectable Canadian thought.
Art McKeown, brave, frank
and outspoken advocate of Canadian democracy, s a i o\ that
"There is only one way to keep
Canada a real democracy and
that is to teach young people
to appreciate the ideas and be-
Writ fiif Hand
liefs the majority of decent
Canadians hold, to perpetuate
them and to shut out the influences of these dangerous minorities."
How true Art McKeown is!
If we could hermetically seal
off Canada from those vile insidious atheistic principles
which Art has called "freedom
of assembly," "civil rights,"
"non-discrimination," then the
dream of a real democratic
Canada will arise.
Imagine Canada, a young virile, blossoming piece of mouldy .
bread—would it not be better
if it were rotting in the good
old Canadian way. Here you
can see Art McKeown's argument against Miss Ferneyhough, who obviously wants
Canada to Moldy-tov's way.
I am glad he mentioned Ron
Gostick, that true, fearless
fighter for majority freedom
and the subjugation of all the
insidious minorities. These are
the minorities that inculcate"
our universities with pinkos.
His program as his mind, and
that of my friend Art is too
imprisoned to do away with
those cruel, useless destroyers
of Canadian decency and democracy.
Ron Gostick and Art McKeown and we true democratic
Canadians   still   realize   that
freshettes, famines
even if we do "liquidate" as the
Communists so aptly put il,
the French and the Scotch heretics, we have even more work
to do. There are the Orientals,
who don't think as we do; then
there are the Ukranlans, the
Russians, the Poles, who after
all are nothing but communist
fifth columnists.
These people must be wiped
out, or Canadian Democracy
and the preservation of its own
sterile ideas wlil be wiped.out.
We must not forget the
greedy Jews, the^horrible Italians, the miserable Welsh, or
the dull Dutch: We will have
to get rid of them.
And if there is anybody left
in Canada, he or she will at
least be a one hundred percent
Canadian, comprising one hundred percent of the population.
Morris Huberman
3rd year Arts.
There *was in your Friday
paper a letter from a third year
engineering student that is
hardly worth comment but
which reveals an attitude of
mind that begs a great deal
of criticism. At the risk of
being classed with Communists
and fellow-travellers because I
complain about McCarthyism,
I should like to state that I
think that McCarthy, J. B.
Matthews, Ron Gostick, John
Blackmorc and your correspondent have a very malignant
cancer of the soul which has
removed the faculty of discrimination from their attitudes to
"knowledge and the free use
There are some people who
are less concerned with justice
and mercy than they are with
self preservatibn and self-promotion. These people are quick
to camouflage their own self-
interest by talking blatantly
about subversive ideas and
about the influence of these
dangerous minorities.
And when your correspondent lists Milton along with the
peddlers of anarchy, I am obliged to list him with the fanatical
few who are trying to save
themselves. He is characteristic of the type of person who
has inherited the fruits of his
predecessor's labors without examining for himself the spiritual concepts which have been
the foundation for progress.
The application of this rebuke to those who fear the
ideas of the reformer because
they, are ideas which kindle
fires of purging truth Is obvious.
It does not apply to those
that |incerely wait upon the
Lord and put His demands
above their own.
David McLav,
Graduate Studies.
Just finished reading an article on how the females from
Radcliffe College Jiave penetrated the hallowed halls of Harvard
until now they enter everything but the shower-rooms in the
U.S. and A.'s oldest'university. The pros andconjj of co-educational schools are discussed in this article, which is apparently
trying to prove that a female will be playing left half for the
team next fall.
Now, speaking from an objective point of view in the battle
of the aexet (in fact, I'm so objective that I couldn't get a date
Saturday .night), I would say that co-eds are the greatest deterrent to education since they classed the applied science faculty as part of a university instead of a trade school. The gals
may. be nice for decoration but they have never been accused
of inspiring anyone to cop off a Nobel prize.
You see, women are like booze or a weekend show, they're
entertainment, an added attraction after a week of slugging it
out with Chem problems. Like the old proverb, "Candy is dandy,
but liquor is quicker," you can also say "Liquor may be quicker,"
but I get sicker on liquor than I do on.girls." Since they are
the cherry on, top of the sundae, they shouldn't be available all
the time but just brought out for special occasions.
Stick Them with the Flowers
You can have females around a university if you want,
but keep them off in one corner of the botanical gardens piddling around with rhododendrons or something. Keep all the boys
busy with elections, blood drives and bridge in the Brock then
bring on the femmes as a reward for all that hard work during
the week.
Of course this is presupposing that university girls can be
regarded as a weekend reward but I will disregard the howls of
protest from Fort Camp males and continue with my theory.
I'll concede that I may be prejudiced in reference to university women but I have a conditioned response because of the
hundreds of eager, panting little freshettes who stampede down
to the Pub offices every September hoping to see Eric Nicol or
a Hollywood newspaperman counterpart of Jabez, complete
with gin bottle and battered-down fedora. They stick around
for about a week, oozing in and out of the offices, wangle a press
card from a compromising editor, then wander over to Radsoc
looking for more lucrative pickings.
Now I wouldn't want to say that most of these girls are
lacking in the stuff that supposedly grows between the ears
but I would venture to state that I don't think the university
entrance standards are lower—from all appearance there just
aren't any.
Doing some research down on the beach one day, I discovered that one of these girls, and she was a cute young thing
too, thought that Machiavelli was an outfielder for the Detroit
Tigers. But she compensated for her ignorance of trivial matters in other ways. Of course she wasn't as bad as the one who
always figured that Spade Cooley was a sterile oriental but she
did her best to convince »me that English 100 tests are now
done in semaphore code.
She Doesn't Hove To Stretch
I see these same girls in the library later in the year,
playing "Button, button, who's got a football player?" and they
look perfectly content. Of course, so does a p'etted dog but
that's beside the point.
But the main fault in allowing that sex to wander about
tho campus is not their inability to discuss Jackie Robinson's
batting average with you. The main reason why they should
be shut in with the pots and pans in the home ec building is
that they are about as conducive to studying as is a Lili St. Cyr
TV program. v
How can they expect a fellow to finish his essa.i on "The
Military Strategy in the U.S-Canadian Football War" when that
little blonde across the library table insist on doing a full one-
an-a-half gainer when she yawns every 131. minutes (by actual
count). Any dope knows that 40 guys in a room will slumber
along peacefully but if there are several femmes present some
smart egg is always trying to impress the girls and will actually
answer questions. '
When you come to think of it,'though, university women
are of some .t^ood—they have a certain civilizing effect on the
iAnd if you don't believe me just take a lock at the applied
science faculty.
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lf*E   tniYSSfY
Page Three
Blood Drive To Open Wed
As 4000 Donors Sought
Tim Buck
Squatting on the floor,
standing on chairs and peeping
through windows, approximat-
;Iy four hundred students
turned out to hear and heckle
Canadian LPP Chieftain Tim
3uck Monday.
The 63-year-bld chairman of
the Canadian Communist Party
spoke at a student meeting in
Physics 200 under the sponsorship of the campus LPP club.
■ Holding his own during most
of the length of his speech,
Buck lost control of the hostile
audience during the question
period and at one point was met
with a barrage of eggs.
Students, riled at the egg
throwers, jumped up demanding
the hecklers be identified and
stopped. Calls Of "hasn't anyone the guts to stop them" and
"we're in a university, let's act
like university students" were
greeted with cheers by the audience.
When, during the question
period, the LPP'er was asked
if he was a Communist, Buck
said he had served four years in
jail for being one and raw no
reason for his denying it now.
He said "There is a growing
consciousness concerning the
right to knowledge," and cited
the recent bookburning squabble ln Victoria and the reaction
of the Victoria students.
"There is a trend in* Canada
that threatens tens of thousands
of youth now preparing themselves for the future."
„ "A trend that would make
Canada a producer of raw materials and dependant on a raw
material market . . . instead of
developing an all round economy, producing finished goods to
provide opportunity for the
youth of Canada'-' he continued.
(Continued from Page D
He said legal freedoms cannot be absolute, and legal remedies are second best in maintaining freedom since the law acts
Social work professor W. G.
Dixon pointed out that custom
nowadays, instead of being the
right of access to existing knowledge, and the opportunity to
lear new fields, has become a
matter of conformity.
He' mentioned the responsibility of the free press to explain and interpret the news,
but said this brings only the
benefit of the writer's personal
People are so concerned with
the overtly "hostile" act of free
thought, they may exhibit a desire to escape from freedom,
professor Dixon indicated.
He pointed out the "drama" of
the modern press conference and
"guerilla warfare in free speech"
as inhibiting true academic freedom.
Philosopher Dr. Barnett Savery, in defining the meaning of
Right, said there is no adequate
evidence for a natural right.
Right becomes a privilege, by
custom and law, ho said.
Dr. Savery defined freedom
as the maximum amount of absence of restraint, as modified by
law and custom, used as the
maximum amount of well being
for the maximum number.
Concluding the panel, he spoke
on ideals: "In the next 500 or
1000 years, we'll all do what
we ought to do from force of
habit and sentiment."
But. apart from this prediction;
"With present tension betwean
Ihe East and the West, if democratic ideals are lo survive, there
must be more froc speech, not
less, more free press, not. less,
more free assemblies, not less,
and more pursuits into unknown
pnihs to discover new truths."
UBC will be competing in both the Canadian Intercollegiate
Blood drive and the Evergreen Conference Blood Drive when
the Red Cross set§ up its blood clinic in tfoe Armouries from
February 3 to 14.
-*> Prized Corpuscle Cup, originated and donated by UBC, will
be won by the Canadian college
which attains the greatest percentage of its quota.
Nurses and Forestry under-
grads co-sponsoring the drive are
going all out to make sure that
UBC reaches its quota of 4000
Sound cars travelling around
the campus between classes will
inform the students when the
Armouries are able to handle
more donors.
Clinic can handle 60 -people
per hour or 400 per day.
Faculty percentages will be
calculated on a basis of the
total enrollment in that faculty.
Students who are unable to
donate blood for reasons of
health can add to the quota of
their faculties by registering
with the clinic.
Clinic will open at 9:30 a.m.
and close at 5 p.m. It will be
closed on Saturdays.
Book Burner
Is Burned
In Effigy
Petitions circulated, an effigy
burned and President N. A. M.
MacKenzie laughed as UBC
quickly reacted to Victoria Mayor Claude Harrison's recent book
burning propsals.
Following Harrison's proposal
to ferret out and burn "subversive" public library books, 100
Victoria College students sang
"So long, it's been good to know
you," as a gasoline soaked effigy ot Harrison went up in
flames, Friday night.
Protests on the Vancouver
campus were more reserved but
indicated a strong and Immediate
reaction. Civil Liberties Union
began circulating petitions protesting the violation of civil
The Literary and Scientific
Executive announced their support of the petition Thursday
and backing by student council
was given Monday night.
"A sense "of humor is very
much in order," said President
MacKenzie, deploring Harrison's
proposal but added that he
should be laughed at rather than
Mr.  Brock Hair
To Be Absent
Assistant attendent at Brock
Hall, George Deavln, suffering
from a broken arm, will be absent from the campus for about
six weeks, following a recent
Deavin, "Mr. Brock Hall," has
worked as Brock Hall attendent
for ten years.
AMS  Cards  Still  Await
Tardy  Students  In   Brock
Over 200 "suckers" are walking around the campus. At
least some people would call them suckers.
The suckers are those students who paid for their AMS
identification cards at the beginning of the year, and have not
yet picked them up. *	
The cards are waiting for the
taking at the AMS offices, Brock
Along with these 200 cards
with student portraits are some
400 cards without the pictures.
They also are waiting to be
AMS cards will be needed before students can vote in the
coming AMS elections.
The cards also provide reduced rates at downtown
theatres and provide admittance
to Filmsoc shows.
Who Says ^YoiT
Can't Ration Love
Two U.S. universities have issued campus kissing regulations.
U of Houston has defined the
areas where smooching is allowed. Kissing is allowed in cars
"only if the heads can be seen
over the car seat."
Northwestern allows students
to exchange an affectionate good
night kiss, "only if both feet are
kept on the ground."
McGill Man
Appointed To
Med School
Dr. Kenneth A. Evelyn, one of
the continent's leading medical
research scientists, has been appointed research professor of the
UBC Department of Medicine
and director ot the B.C. Medical
'Research InsfUtute, announced
Dr. Myron M. Weaver, Dean of
the Faculty of Medicine, Thursday.
Dr. Evelyn is presently associate professor of medicine and
director of the Research Institute of Biophysics at McGill
University, Montreal.
An authority on diseases of the
cardiovascular system, Dr. Evelyn is also author of an extensive
list of publications dealing with
the photoelectric colorimeter,
bearing his name.
An Opportunity
You Cannot Miss
e    Professional Business Training
e    Bachelor of Commerce Degree
e    Admission to the Institute of
Chartered Accountants
A programme offering ALL THREE is open to you.
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of B.C. and thc
University of B.C. have authorized a combined course that
allows you to qualify for a Bachelor of Commerce degree
and admission to the Institute of Chartered Accountants AT
This  unique  programme   provides  simultaneous ACADEMIC and BUSINESS training, and will be of particular
interest  to students now completing  FIRST YEAR  ARTS.
For Further Details:    Attend a Meeting at 1:00 p.m.,
February 5, Room 9, Commercial Hut Gl.
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JOYCE ROHRER smiles out at
you like she smiled at the
person who nominated her last
year for Totem Queen. And
Joyce was picked as Queen
just as your nomination can
be. You must have noticed that
cute little thing in Math. Hand
in her name to the Totem or
Ubyssey offices, north Brock
basement. Any .student can
nominate any girl. We know
we've got the students, now we
want some girls.
Will Invade
Brock Today
Annual graduation of B.C.
Chartered Accountants will be
held today, 2:30 p.m. in Brock
Hall, according to a program
issued by the B.C. Institute of
Chartered Accountants.
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie will
deliver the convoo&tion address to the 47 graduates.
Awards for proficiency will
be presented to six men who
successfully completed their
W. P. Wallace, Vancouver,
will be given the Canadian
Institute of Chartered Accountants Silver Medal for the
second highest standing of all
candidates in Canada.
Wallace will also be presented with the B.C. Institute
Gold Medal for highest standing in the province.
China Thwarts  World
In  Illegal   Drug  Fight
Communist China is the main obstacle in the path of the
growing efforts to fight misuse of drugs on a world scale,Dr.
G. Stevenson, Director of the Narcotic Research Institute, told
the United Nations Club Friday.
Red China threw a monkey-*~
wrench into the machinery in
1952 by offering for sale 500,-
000 tons of opium, Dr. Stevenson said.
It is also rumoured, he said,
that the Chinese Communists
financed their war-effort in Korea with the proceeds from drugs
smuggled into this continent by
way of Korea and Japan.
Dr. Stevenson related the
work done by numerous world
conferences since the Shanghai
Convention in 1909 to limit and
restrict the production and sale
of the three major drugs, opium,
marijuana and cocaine.
He then went on to outline
the purposes of the convention
that is to be held in 1955 or *1956
under the auspices of the United
Nations, namely to amalgamate
all previous international argree-
ments concerning drugs, and to
reorganise  supervisory boards.
lit. Stevenson refused to air
any opinion as to the usefulness
of legitimate access to drugs for
addicts beyond cure as is now
practiced in England.
UBC FILMSOC will present
a FREE NOON SHOW Thursday noon In Physics 200. The
show consists of two football
films: "McMaster vs Western,"
and the "Grey Cup Final," ln
Polio Fund
Agriculture students adned
nearly $200 to Vancouver's pOtib
fund in their annual Aggie Apple
Day drive, Thursday. '
Carrying boxes of B.C. apples
and waving March oi dimes
collection cans, Aggie students
stormed the campus Thursday
in an all-out one day drive.        •
A total of $184 was collected
and turned over to the Crippled
Children's Fund. ,
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INCORPORATED   2ff MAY 1670. Page Four
Tuesday, February 2, 1954
by stan beck
Birds Edged, Clobbered On Weekend
Thunderbirds took a short count on their
long haul over the weekend as they lost
games to Whitworth and Eastern Washington.
On Friday night the Birds were in Spokane where they gave the vaunted Whitworth
Pirates the scare of the season before bowing out 53-49. On Saturday night the Birds
travelled thirty miles to Cheney where they
absorbed their worst beating of the season
as the Eastern Washington Savages clobbered them 86-48.
Whitworth coach Art Smith pulled the
surprise of the season on Friday night when
he benched sensational 6' 11". Phil Johnson and
used Dave Eickerman and Ralph Bohannon
on a double post. 'Tis rumoured that die lanky
Jordan is being disciplined for some misdemeanor.
The game was a see-saw affair all the
way and at one time in the third quarter the
Birds held a five point lead. In the fourth
quarter the lead went back and forth like
a ping-pong ball and in the last five mi'nute3
the Birds were never more than one point
behind the Pirates.
With 26 seconds left to play in the game
the Pirates held a 50-49 lead. The Birds took
the ball down floor and Gary* Taylor shot
one up from the corner that was a little long.
Geoff Craig tipped the ball up twice but
could not get in the basket.
Roy Beach grabbed the ball and was fouled. He made his two shots and that was the
ballgame 52-49.
John McLeod played his best game of this
season as he scored 22 points to keep the
Birds in the ballgame.
The double post proved very effective for
thc Pirates as giants Eickerman and Bohannon led their team with 17 and 15 points res-
Saturday night's game was a different
story as the Birds, in coach Pomfret's words,
"ran out of gas."
The first half of the game was reminiscent
of the game that Eastern played here two
weeks ago when tljey were edged by the
Birds 49-48. At half time the score was 32-31
for the Savages, as Geoff Craig had poured
in 18.points to keep the Birds' hopes of a win
very much alive.
But then the strain of the long trip in an
overcrowdet train plus the fact that five meh
can only play so much basketball before they
run out of steam combined to allow the Savages to clobber the Birds in the second half.
Eastern sensed that the .Birds were tired
and they literally ran UBC into the ground.
In the last half the Savages hit an almost unbelievable 57 per cent of their shots. By the
end of the third quarter they held an 18
point lead and by the end of the game the
score was 86-48.
Geoff Craig was the only Bird performer
that looked like himself in the last half as
he finished up the game with 24 points to
share scoring honors with Eastern's starry
Dick Edwards.
McLeod had two men on him for practically the whole game and he only managed to
score six points. Edwards with 24, Ellis with
19, Sherwood with 14 and Enos with 11
points led the scoring for the Savages.
The double loss leaves the Birds with
one win against five losses in Conference
The First Annual Football Banquet will be held tomorrow night starting at I p.m. in Brock Hall.     ■
Dean S. N. F. Chant will be the guest speaker and the
- Dr. Gordon Burke Inspirational Award will he presented.
Films of the Grey Cup game and the Hula Bowl game will
be shown.
The banquet ia FOR MEN ONLY and costs $2.00 for
students and $3.00 for outsiders. It is imperative that all
those who plan to attend should phone their reservations
to ALma 2818 immediately.
'tw—H clows
LSE Theologians
Discuss Education
s LITERARY-HUMORIST MAGAZINE will h*old a special
club member drive meeting at
Acadia Camp Wednesday, 7:30
L** *0 hold a discussion in the
iMftltihjm today noon, Chairmen t* Mr. Ken Faris, president
of SCM. The panel will consist
of Rabbi David C. Kogen, Mr.
Rector M. Macrae, and the Reverend Mr. M. Nicholson. Topic
of discussion is "Religion and
CCF CLUB will1 preseht a film
on Car Insurance Wednesday
noon in Arts 100.
Christian Science lecture in
Physics 200 at noon on February
18. Henry Allen Nichols of Los
Angeles will speak .on ^'Christ-
ian Science: The Goal of Scientific Knowledge."
will vhold a membership meeting in Arts 102, Wednesday noon.
All members report ticket sales.
GLEE CLUB will hold an important rehearsal in preparation
for the CBC broadcast. Full
turnout is essential. Rehearsal
will be held in HM1, Thursday
the Brock Friday, February 5,
0-12 p.m. Admission: Boys, 50c,
Girls, 25c. Dress informal.
SOCIETY will hold a meeting in
Arts 104, Friday noon.
CHOIR practises will be on Wednesdays 4-5:30 p.m. in Union
College Chapel.
JAZZSOC presents Art Hives
lecturing on "The Influence of
Classics in Jazz" noon today
In the Brock Stage Room.
UN CLUB presents Dr. Anderson in an address on the UN
Food and Agriculture Organization Friday noon in Arts 100.
PSYCHOLOGY CLUB presents Dr. Rabbinovitch lecturing
on "Research in Personality" and i
a second in the series on the
electroencephalograph, Wednesday at 7:30 in the Pysochology
noon in Arts 206. Gait Wilson
will report on the B. C. Prog-
gressive • Conservative Association,
edge, it cannot make you use
that knowledge. That is up to
the individual. But a democratic state which makes knowledge a desirable asset creates
the climate in which knowledge
will be used for the benefit of
Totalitarian states of the right
and the left must suppress the
right to knowledge in order to
continue in existence. Conversely, the democratic state
must extend its liberties to cover
ever-widening fields of social
economic and "political life.
It's about time we set our
sights higher'— not just to retain the freedom we have but to
extend it. We can only do that
if we have a base of knowledge
to use to decide where we are
going and why.
—Marnty  Stevenson,
Pres.. CLU Club
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Association requires several
intelligent, pleasant and attractive young ladies for summer
employment at tourist information centres in Vancouver. A
knowledge of the city and province will be helpful. Training
to comence immediately on
alternative Saturdays. Please
reply in own handwriting to:
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West Georgia Street, Vancouver 2, n   r. (37)
leaf and text "Principles of
Optics" in front of library,
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Girls and boys. All costumes
must be returned to Watts Costume shop immediately       (35)
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gilt cap. Initials "PJLH." Engraved. (35»
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Thespians Ordered
'Clean Up Or Pay Up'
Treasurer Allan Goldsmith made a move Monday to force
groups using the auditorium stage and the scene shop to clean
up their messes.
At the second meeting of the $>-— —	
stage committee on Monday,
Goldsmith said «ny clubs not
cleaning up their production
mess would be charged the cost
of mopping up. Part of the
production budget, submitted before the group's show, will be
allotted for any cleaning up done
by the Buildings and Grounds
The Treasurer added that if
the group did not submit a pre-
show budget, any costs would
be born, by the club's over-all
budget. Dorothy Somerset, assistant professor of Dramatics,
urged that the groups also be
made to pay for any damage
or loss.
She added that the English
and Extension departments
would agree to Goldsmith's decision and would pay costs the
same as any student organization.
(Continued from Page 1>
of the  University of Columbia i spread  too, unequally
At the first meeting of the
committee, the group decided on
the deadlines by which the clufis
myst clean up after their shows.
If'these deadlines are not met
the janitors will clean up and
the guilty club must pay their
hourly wages. J
Deadlines are: stage, immedi-1
ately after the performance or
rehearsal; wings, 48 hours after!
use; scene shop, three days after [
a production. The committee also I
decided the scene shop must'be!
kept clean all the time. j
Helen Donnelly,' third year honours English, a Ubyssey
staffer, is the first one to toss a hat into the AMS elections
to be held this month.
Helen is running for secretary of the student council.
Voting for secretary, president, and chairman of undergraduate societies committee is February 10, while nominations
for these three positions'close February 4.
(Continued from Page 1)
use is that someone might think
the fellow got paid.
tolerat6 the free use of knowledge only so long as it does not
hurt them or their interests.
When asked by the Columbia
student newspaper if there was
any repression of ideas and opinions on the campus they replied
"The Trustees do not know of
any repression of ideas and opinions which are not In conflict
with the Interests of the University or the laws of the U.S." A
very liberal point of view; they
will not suppress ideas they
agree with!
Jt is evident that the above
"educators" are not sincere in
promoting this anniversary.
They condone the attempt at
thought control ln American Universities by their lack of action
against it. These men are in
effect using this occasion as a
smoke screen to hide what is
actually going on south of the
border — that is, to hide the
systematic destruction of all democratic rights of the American
UBC can however use this occasion as a demonstration that
we do not condone loyalty oaths,
witch-hunting, and McCarran
Acts, but condemn them and sincerely hold to the maxim "Man's
Right to Knowledge and the Free
Use Thereof."
Archie McGugan
Pres. LPP Club
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I don't have to decide whether
the individual is too sensitive
about revealihg trivialities of his
own life, or if society is too sensitive about the vulgar, or whether the power of knowledge is
I  don't
have to decide these questions
to know that there are and
ought to be restrictions on free
inquiry and the free use of
It's easy to hedge the way
President Eisenhower hedged
and talk about the free and just
use of knowledge. Mayor Harrison, Premier Duplessis and the
the Legion of Decency ask only
for the just use of knowledge.
Notions of justice differ.
It's hard to blame the advocates of free enquiry for resorting to slogans. They believe their
goal to be a noble one. Unreasoned short cuts avoid embarrassing
problems. Other people may not
be wise in resolving those problems.
Columbia University and its
well-wishers may have done us a
disservice. By using shadow-
words like "right" and "free"
we may reach deceptive agreement on the verbal formula.
The problem remains, "What to
do about it?
—Danny Goldsmith
Honored recipient of the]
fUbyssey's RASPBERRY OT\
LTHE WEEK award this week]
robviously is Mr. Harrison of'
Any further comment.
Twould be superfluous.
Red  Herring Act
Could Apply Here
WINNIPEG — (CUP) — Flying fish and noisy engineers
highlighted the inter-faculty debate January 21 at the University of Manitoba.
Commerce defeated Home
Economics in thc debate "Resolved the Engineers are dead
fish." Though Home Ec led its
debate by praising the engineers
for constantly winning the' volleyball championship, Commerce
defeated them on the grounds
that volleyball was invented by
"backward females."
(Continued from Page 1>
immaterial. Truth can be painful
and the temptation to negate it,
ox at least to attempt to Ignore
it, is great. Once, we surrender
to this temptation the admonition
"know thyself" becomes heresy.
Thus we find that a much
greater effort is made to investigate the social effects of a truth
than its imperical causes. We do
not ask*, "why"; we say "what
Our education begins at an
early age. We are told the current truths until our urge to ask
"why" is killed. Only then, when
we have reached a stage of so-
called "maturity", when our inquisitive desires are saturated,
light is thrown on. the other
facets of our truths, mainly perhaps to illustrate the quaint and
perverse quirks of Man's mind.
Yet the fundamental question
"why" is imperative to the attainment of knowledge. The
"why's" of knowledge are endless . . . "for whatever deserves
to exist deserves to be known,
for knowledge is the image of
existence and things mean and
splendid exist alike." —<Francis
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