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'Hon Illlgitlmot Caft»m«4um
No. 51; Price Sis
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UBC Dental
School Hint
From Faculty
Members of a special faculty
meeting Wednesday discussed
formation of a Dental School at
UBC and hinted the provincial
government is "most sympathetic" to the proposal.
Earlier delegations from the
B.C. College of Dental Surgeons
presented a brief to Mr Bonner
and the Cabinet in Victoria.
Cabinet said a proposed facultv of Dentistry could not be
set ahead of other obligations to
UBC. but expressed interest and
The UBC meeting Wednesday
heard suggestions and discussions from A. J. Coughlan, president of the Canadian Dental
Association and secretary Dr.
Don W. Gullet.
Dr. Gullet told Board of Governors and a faculty committee
that B.C. is far above the Canadian average in dentist to population ratio, but "it still isn't
One problem is to find graduates willing to leave the cities
and practice in rural areas, he
said. 'The issue is very much
alive here in B.C."
Formation of a faculty of Dentistry at UBC will be based on
proposals of a Senate fact-finding committee with seven members from associated faculties.
Chairman of the committee is
Dr. James M. Mather, professor
of Public Health in the faculty
of Medicine at UBC.
Dr. Mather hinted that discussion of problems facing establishment of a dental school indicated the school might be
combined with the faculty of
Guilty EUS
To Pay All
Damage Costs
The Applied Science Undergraduate bocieiv was oraered
Mondav bv the newly-formed
Student Court to pay all damages incurred as a result of their
February 25 raid on the Publications Board.
The three-member court ruled
"The Applied Science Undergraduate Society is to be held
liable for all costs directly connected with the repair of the
damages stated in the Formal
The Formal Charge was laid
bv the Student Investigating
Committee following a complaint issued bv AMS President
Ivan Feltham. Representing the
Investigating Committee, Doug
Cole charged thc EUS with:
"Breaking into and damaging
the Publications Board Offices
in Brock Hall and absconding
with one Underwood typewriter,
serial No. 4139707."
The charge had to be amended
to delete the clause concerning
the stolen typewriter as it had
been Dreviouslv returned to the
Pub Board.
ReDresented bv Dave Dufton,
the Applied Science Undergraduate Societv pleaded guilty to the
amended  charge.
Not charged formally under
anv clause of the Student Discipline Code, the offenders were
convicted on the grounds that
thev had accepted responsibility
"to the extent that the EUS executive did not make an active
effort to disband the group that
did the damaee nor make any
effort to orevent the damage "
Nor did thc Court hold the
Societv responsible for organizing the group.
Greeks To Have
Clauses Reviewed
Discrmination in the constitution of some campus Greek
letter societies will be up for discussion at the meeting of the
Faculty Council Tuesday, according to Dean Walter H. Gage,
chairman of the Faculty Council Committee on Student Affairs.
Illegal Lager is sniffed by Law student Roy Trimble who
downed the brew during a debate to demonstrate that beer
should be served in campus eateries. In spite of the fortification
of Westminster's finest Trimble went down to defeat. The
debauchery occurred in Arts 100 Thursday. Photo by Lido
Peloso. 0
Charge Laid Against
Beering Law Student
A charge has been laid against a third year law studeni for
drinking beer during a Legion Cup debate on the campus Tues-
Priests Talk
Labelled As
"I've never heard such baloney in my life," said a student
Tuesdav as he walked out of a
theological discussion conducted
bv Father A. Zsigmond, under
the sponsorship of the Newman
The student walked out in the
middle of the speech, protesting
Father Zsigmond's statement
that "all truth is found in the
teachings of the Bible, but such
teachings must be interpreted by
the church."
When asked for proof of the
statement after the student's
walk-out. the priest replied that
the Church existed before the
Bible, and it followed logically
that its teachings regarding the
Bible must be considered valid.
He will conduct three more discussions every Tuesday in Physics 201.	
Hi.s Honour Clarence Wallace
CBE. Lieut-Governor of B.C.,
will visit the campus tomorrow
at, 2.30 p.m. to inspect three
universitv services at the
fourth annual tri-service in-
In the evening the three services will hold their annual
formal  at   HMCS  "Discovery."
The charge was laid against
Social Credit club president Roy
Trimble by Kenneth Perry, law
3. under article 10 of the AMS
Code of Articles, which prohibits the drinking of an intoxicating liquor on the campus.
Trimble is accused of producing a bottle of beer and a glass,
then drinking the beer to prove
that it "made him feel good."
In laving the charge, Perry
said: "I'm going to see that something is done about this episode.
It's time we started to clean up
around here."
Despite his alleged drinking,
Trimble lost the debate. Opponents Keith Hillman and Dave
Youngson said that campus
drinking would mean that "a
big. black car would drive up
and sDrav the law building with
bullets, an indication of the gang
warfare that will be waged as
different gangs fight for control
of camous liauor outlets."
"It would corrupt the morals
of the bovs in Union and Anglican Theological Colleges," they
IFC Prexy,
Veep Chosen
President of the Inter-Frater-
nitv Council next vear will be
Jack Hamilton of Alpha Drinka
Rhi fraternity, who defeated
John M c K a v of I Tappa
Kea in IFC elections.
New IFC Vice-President is
Jim Killeen. Bita Apple Pi: Jim
Stewart of Delta Upsidaisy is
Treasurer, and Gordon Thorn of
Soitnma Eve is Secretary.
Greeks Need
Says Vogel
Wider understanding and appreciation of the difficulties facing fraternities ln their fight to
rid themselves of discriminatory
clauses was asked Monday by
Dick Vogel. Inter • Fraternity
Council chairman.
Sneaking before the Undergraduate Societies Committee,
Voael said that all delegates
from campus chapters have consistently voted against discriminatory clauses at regional and international conventions.
"Few people realize that of
the 16 fraternities on the campus, only five have discriminatory clauses, and that these fraternities earnestly desire to be
rid of them." he said.
However, ridding themselves
of the offending clauses is not a
simple matter, Vogel added. The
removal of the clauses means
a change in the constitution of
the entire fraternity, and the
matter must be voted on at an
international convention.
"Suspension of campus chapters would accomplish nothing
other than the removal of their
voices fighting against discrimination at the conventions," he
But Vogel is in favor of pressure being put on the frats for
removal of their discriminatory
clauses, since this would give
their aiguments added strength
at the gatherings where the issue
is to be decided.
"As long as the faculty council is satisfied that the groups
concerned are doing everything
possible to remove the clauses,
thev chould be allowed to remain on the camous," he concluded.    	
Issues Plea
For Chairmen
Student Council president
Ivan Feltham on Wednesday
issued a call for six special
chairmen to lead Alma Mater
Societv committees next session.
Feltham said the positions
will be filled by appointment at
a Student Council meeting on
March 15. Deadline for applications is March 12.
Here are the positions:
1. Chairman of the Open
House Committe. who will organize Open House day on the
camous in March of 1955, and
also direct a complete Universitv Week publicity scheme.
2. NFCUS Chairman, who
will direct UBC participation in
the federation.
3. Chairman of WUSC, whose
application must be in the hands
of the present chairman, Miss
Joan MacArthur. by March 6.
4. Library Committee chairman, who will work with Librarian Neal Harlow making recommendations for improving and
maintaining the services of the
library. ,,,*lfi
5. Chairman of the Employment Service Committee, who
will work with Colonel Lt.-Col.
McLean, presenting him with
ideas  and  recommendations.
6. Varsitv Revue chairman,
who will literally keep the revue
in existence, since it is now in
daneer of being abandoned
through   lack  of  support.
But Dean Gage would not express anv opinion on whether
the Council may reach a decision on the issue.
Tne resolution passed at the
general meeting ot the Alma
Mater Society in March last
year, called for the expulsion of
such campus organizations that
tailed to drop discriminatory
clauses from their constitutions
within a vear.
Tne resolution was an affirmation of the original ultimatum
passed by the students two years
ago and presented to President
N. A. M. MacKenzie in October
Since then it has been main*
tained in many quarters that the
resolution is impractical, and
Dr. MacKenzie added weight to
the opinion last January 7, when
he admitted to The Ubyssey that
he does not favour expulsion.
Dean Gage at that time declared that he thought banning
of discriminatory Greeks from
the campus should be "the last
action to take." and he advocated help from the students'and
the administration as the be3t
wav to assist Greeks in removing offending clauses.
A warning bulletin was issued
to campus clubs under AMS
jurisdiction last September 3 by
President Ivan Feltham. but fraternities and sororities seem to
face no threat et the moment.
According to the University
Act (section 84b) the administration alone has authority over
the Greek letter societies.
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'tween classes
Are Pubsters A
Moral Menace?
presents debate on "Resolved
that the Ubyssey is a Menace to
the Morals of the University,"
in Arts 100 noon today. Positive
stand: John Murdoch and Boyd
Jones. Negative stand: Alan
Fotheringham and Alade Ake-
LSE presents Ron Gostick of
the Canadian Anti-Communist
League at noon today in FG 100
speaking on "Defense of McCar-
UBC SYMPHONY announces
there will be a rehearsal 6.45
p.m. todav in the Band Hut.
Canada student chapter presents
Dr. Barnett Savery speaking on
"The Relativity of Knowledge"
noon todav in Chem. 200.
U N presents Dr. Shrum
speaking on "Military Power,
1954 and After." in Arts 100 at
noon Fridav.
of Vancouver presents a Mexican
film with Spanish dialogue and
English sub-titles called "Rio
Escondido" Showing at the
Colonial Theatre. Granville at
Dunsmuir. Sunday. March 7 at
3 p.m.    Doors open at 2.30.
holds a housewarming in their
new clubhouse Hut L4 on March
6 at 8.30.    Bring your girl.
will hold their Song Festival in
the Auditorium. Mar. 9 at 8 p.m.
Tickets 50c students. 75c adults,
on sale at the south entrance of
cafeteria. March 1 to 8.
EUS suonsors a skating party
at. Kerrisdale Arena Monday,
March 8 at 8.15. Moccasin dance
after skating.
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Managing Editor—Peter Sypnowlch News Editor—E4 Parker
Jbctcutive Editor—Jerom* Ansel Sports Editor—-Stan Bed.
CUP Editor      XonLanb
Senior Editor this Issue Pill gtsvdsl .
Desk and reporters: Rosemary Kent-Barber, Ian MaoKenzie,
Ray Logie, Dick Dolman, Marybeth Kowluk, Rod Smith, Peter
Krosby, Bev Gartrell, Ab Kent, Nora Rifling.
Sports: Martin Chess, Mike Glaspie, Geoff Conway.
No Surprise
Student Council's intimation that it may demand
closure of Fort Camp and Acadia should not surprise any-
] one who has made a thorough investigation oi the housing situation on this campus. Closiire of the camps would
be warranted, a fact that is borne out by spokesmen for the
administration who have admitted that both camps could
be shut down tomorrow if the fire department was asked
to enforce its regulations.
Admittedly, the closure would be a desperate measure
but there is no other alternative left open to Council. Housing has been a problem on this campus since the vet invasion after the war. Although the administration is not
obligated to supply accommodation on the campus for students, it was generally assumed that improvement of the
army barracks which serve as our dorms was not the
responsibility of students.
As the condition of the two "shacktowns" became increasingly shameful, the government made no move to solve
our housing problem. The administration has endeavoured
to make the huts livable and has added facilities for the
comfort of camp residents but the fact still remains that
the huts are strictly makeshift lodgings.
When the administration's building program was made
public it was discovered that student housing is third on
the list, behind an arts building and a medical-science
Student Council, in one of the most worthwhile projects it has undertaken this year, then established a student
housing committee to press for permanent dormitories.
The thorough investigation the committee plans will not be
completed for weeks.
Meanwhile the provincial government has made no
definite indication that it is willing to alleviate the pressing
housing problem at UBC. A closure of the campus would
be a hardship on many students but it may be the instrument by which the government is convinced of the need
for permanent dormitories.
Student and administration requests for financial
assistance from Victoria have apparently been fruitless; a
condemnation and closing down of Fort Camp and Acadia
might do the trick.
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CAL JRr COLLEGE vi.'' ■ \^j.u'i-
Females Good, Paper Bad
An Editorial
The annual grad class elections will be held Friday.
Just a? a small voice in the wilderness, we would like to
express the hope that there will be no repitition of previous
years' fiascos when almost exclusively Applied Science
executives, instead of grad class executives, have been
Because Arts students are difficult to organize, and
because Applied Science students are easy to organize,
students from the latter faculty have packed the elections
room in recent years and have dominated election of grad
class officers.
On Friday there will be an attempt to restrict voters to
AT LEAST graduating students. It would be nice if a good
percentage of all graduating students, not just Applied
Science students, attended that meeting Friday.
A grad class executive, we presume, should represent
all graduating students, not just one faculty. If the Applied
Science faculty insists on making a joke of grad class elections again this year, the blame will rest entirely on the
Arts, Law, Commerce and other graduating students who
fail to attend the meeting.
In  Desperation
Spring is here. We can tell. The couples are bounding
down the Thousand Steeps. The cars are hunching in the
sand at Spanish Banks.
Everything is rosy. The library is empty. The Botanical
Gardens are full.
Then crime rears its ugly head. The administration
enters as the villain.
The exam time-tables are posted.
Everything is not rosy. The library is full. The Botanical Garden is full of nothing but stinking flowers.
There is no joy in Mudville. The administration has
struck out—wit his worst weapon.
Which al.. goes to prove that we are desperate to fill
this editorial column today.
(George Morfitt ii a former West Van student now attending Modesto Junior College.
For tho edification ol all of our milliona oi
readen, hero are hie ImpreMions of that
For all you Eskimos up there who wish the
latest dope on life south of the border, here is
Uncle George to fill you in on the facts. Every*
one rush to the Hope Chest and don your sun
glasses and tee shirt while I give my discourse
on the Modesto Junior College campus life.
M.J.C. is a school of about 1200 students
■ituated in the city of Modesto, California,
center of the San Joaquin Valley. The average
male student here has a car of recent vintage,
a girl to match the car. a pair of faded blues,
and lives on a farm. The average female student has a car, a boy, a pair, and lives on a
farm. The college life is very similar to that at
UBC but there are a few slight differences.
Our paper, The Collegian, has very little
voice of its own. Any article submitted which
would criticize a phase of campus life is carefully screened out. You all should be very
thankful in having a paper which can express
free voice in any matter.
The various clubs in the college are very
important and are doing a good Job of filling
in where the fraternities and sororities would
normally be active. We have fraternities all
right, but u we are only a two-year college,
they ar. fairly idle.
Men, may I say that never since the days of
Artie Shaw have there been as many gorgeous,
torrid women slinking around under one roof
as there are snaking through the halls of M.J.C
A guy doesn't need any lunch after his eyes
devour the feminine forms that cross his path
during the day.
They wear the same makes and styles of
clothes as do Canadian maids, but somehow
they seem to shape the sweaters better down
here. But before you all sell your cabins up
Grouse Mountain, burn all your copies of the
Canadian Home Journal, and begin the trek
south, let me warn you that our red-blooded
American counterparts haven't been hibernating.
By the time they have read the twelfth book
of the Bobsey Twins, most of the female fan-
dancers here have either tied the knot or have
an engagement rock the size of the Siwash
weighing down their finger. Believe me, the
grass may look greener south of the border, but
I'll keep my West Van wench thanks.
Athletics on the campus is a big part in every
loyal upstanding M.J.C. scholar's life. Modesto
is one of the colleges comprising the Big Seven
Conference, rated as perhaps the toughest JC.
competition in all of California. Because the
competition is so intense, tempers often flare
and many games result in a battle resembling
the Pubsters' last encounter.
The local papers have had quite an interest
in the doings of the B.C. Lions lately. Seems
that Canadian Football is "rearing its Ugly
Contrary to all that you may have heard, the
average intelligence of the American college
athlete does surpass seventh grade standing. As
a matter of fact, this year's tennis team, besides
aspiring for the National J.C. crown, is maintaining around a "B" grade average. I'm sure
U$C could give scholarships and maintain the
same high standard of study.
The only drawback to the schooling here is
that it lasts until June 12th, Oh well, seed you
June 13th!
Writ &u Hand
Applied Science
Editor. The Ubyssey:
For the benefit of those who
have not read Dean Chant's
article entitled "Reading and
Writing. Vanishing Arts?" in
the Feb. 13th issue of Saturday
Night it should be pointed out
that Applied Scienceman Don
Cianci's letter of condemnation
in vour issue of March 2nd is
in ludicrous error.
Cianci's failure to recognize
Dean Chant's article as being
facetious lends his whole letter
a prodigious irony that is al-'
most unbearable since Cianci
is so Dainfully sincere: "It is
not the place of an Applied
Science student to criticize a
Dean of Arts. Dean Chant uses
his position as an eminent educator to lustily a piece of immature writing, even an Applied Science student may rise
in defense of accuracy, intelligence, and mature thinking."
To take seriously Dean
Chant's shaft of wit directed at
those who listen to tape recordings, one will fall gently off to
sleep with the lights off, while
the storv goes on, and to call it
a "crowning insult to intelligence" demonstrates a woeful
lack of perspicacity which one
fears is all too representative
of the Applied Science mind.
That Dean Chant's not overly
subtle parody on the muddled
writings of some of today's educators should be so completely
misinterpreted causes one to
entertain serious doubts about
thc future of the humanities in
a societv which places an ever-
increasing emphasis on technology and in which ever increasing prominence is given to the
utterances of such unimaginative and entirely humorless
persons as vour correspondent
Applied Scienceman Cianci.
Third Year Arts
To The Saboteur
Editor. The Ubyssey:
I see where the Ubyssey
claims the iob of poll-clerks is
simple. They merely have to
establish true identity of the
So this is simple, is it? Perhaps Mr. Fotheringham would
demonstrate this simplicity by
establishing his own true identity. Is he the shadowy mastermind directing this paper as
revealed onlv in a single line
of modest type in the masthead? Or is he the publicity
seeking college Joe who appropriates space in his own paper
bv engineering his own kidnapping regularly?    Or, again
is he the saboteur who boots
around his paper's high standard of good English?
Then what about his various
identities known only to his
intimates? The auestion is
which is the true identity to be
given the vote, or should he
have one for each?
Then there are all the individuals sometimes known as
Applied Science students. But
since they broke down the
doors of the Pub offices with
their bare hands they can hard-
lv qualify as students of science
and must find another entity.
Should the clerks consider
"abductor of Fotheringham" an
identity eligible to vote? Of
course, thev may have other
Qualifications unsuspected around the camous.
These are iust a few examples, Mr. Editor, of the problems facing the poll-clerks, and
vet vou allowed them to be criticized bv Ian Mackenzie who
mav be split even more than
the five wavs that voted, and
who admitted that he wasn't
sure of his own idenitv.
These possible solutions suggest, themselves:
1). Make each voter prove
his true identity before voting.
Most would be unable to provide convincing evidence and
the rest, wouldn't want to. This
wav we could do away with
elections entirely.
2). Stamp the cheek of each
person who voted. The expense
and inconvenience of rubber
stamps and ink would be avoided and a full male turnout
would be guaranteed by employing some of the more glamorous camous queens as clerks,
well supplied with lipstick for
branding. Of course the female
vote might not go for this system and the girls would probably want the brand some place
where it doesn't show. But let
the women figure that one out
for themselves.
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Editor: J.  E. G. M#ehan
Reply To Critics
I would like to take this opportunity to reply to the
many critics of the teacher training course. A treat deal
of their criticism has, so far, been only negative, destructive, or unscientific. It is not taken into account, for
instance, that limitations of space and money affect the
School of Education as they also affect many other facets
of campus life.
The value of the course in teaching cannot be judged
from such close quarters. A perspective is required which
can only be obtained through some experience in the teaching profession itself. Then is the time to evaluate the
material offered and suggest constructive improvements.
A year in the School of Education at. the University
cannot be advantageously measured at this time, save in
terms of the amount of interest and effort put into the
activities of the class by its members.
If an individual is looking for "just a job" and comes to
Teacher Training searching for the magic formula that
transforms one into "a teacher/' this individual is going to
, be disappointed and frustrated by the course and he is
going to be unhappy and unsuccessful as a teacher. There
is no magic formula to make teachers, and teaching is not
"just a job."
A teacher must be a leader in the school and in the
community—not a bystander-. If he does not take an active
and interested part in the activities of the class while in
training how can he expect to take an active and interested
part in the activities of the school and community when
training is completed?
The University does not dispense "an education" like
a pharmacist dispensing pills. One only receives from the
University "an education" in direct proportion to the interest and effort that he contributes to the individual courses.
Those individuals in Teacher Training and those planning to enter, remember it is a graduate study and there are
no nursemaids or handy pedagogical gimmicks to be found
here. The Teacher Training course will be of value to you
only if you contribute something of value to the course.
Teacher Training is like life: it is worth whatever you make
it worth. '
W. D. B. Boulding,
University Student Teachers
Bumper  Baby  Crop;
Need More Teachers
The teacher shortage has recently become so acute in
Canada that it now poses as one of the most vexing problems
in education. What are some of the major causes for thisosten-
sibly paradoxical situation?     *—-	
First, there is the population whlc.   others seem unwilling or
increase. Many students at Uni
versity today were born in a per
iod oi hard times when the birth
rate was declining and, consequently, the numbers *iow entering various training institution-
are also declining. These new
teachers will go into a very different world. Immigration is
high, birth rate is high, and
bumper crops of wartime babies
are now, with the rest, converging on the schools. As a result
there is a declining number of
new teachers rising to meet an
ever increasing school population.
Secondly; thc teaching profession is on the competitive
market for membership. It must
prove itself attractive, and thc
fact of the matter is that inducements to enter education today
are not strong enough to entice
sufficient numbers of qualified
people. Many students, for example, feel that similar time and
money spent in training for law,
medicine, or pharmacy, brings
better returns in terms of remuneration and other satisfactions than does teaching.
It is of no value whatever to
complain that teachers are paid
more or less than they are worth, i ing is briefest.
unable to solve then are publicly
damned for not solving them
ouickly, cheaply, and to the satisfaction of vascillating individual and public judgment.
Too, it would seem that only
the bad aspects of the profession
are aired by the press. How can
such publicity do anything but
make the prospective student
teacher fear for his common
rights of citizenship and security
of tenure?
Last to be considered is the
tremendous turnover in the
teaching staff throughout Canada. Contrary to popular belief,
men do not remain in the profession any longer than do women.
Many men leave for an assortment of reasons: Some get offers
of better jobs, some use teaching
as a stepping-stone to another
profession, and some leave for
reasons qf physical or mental
On the average, at the end of
seven years for women and ten
for men, there has been a 50 per
cent turnover in Canada's teaching personnel. Additionally, at
the end of every two and a half
years 50 per cent of the teachers
have changed schools. The turnover is highest where the train-
It the teaching profession is to
compete successfully, then it
must put its salaries and other
attractions on a competitive
basis. If the public will not do
it then it is up to the profession
to make them do it.
With teaching itself there are
many   difficulties.   Historically,
True, not all turnovers should
be eliminated; a certain amount
is needed to facilitate the selective process. In many cases, however, it is just when the teacher
is becoming proficient, that he
or she quits.
Here, then, are some reasons
for the teacher shortage.    Mull
The Best
I hope that I shall never see
A pupil-planned activity
Or hear an apperceptive mass
Go romping through my
Grade 10 class.
The two great things in Education today are Citizenship and
Personality Development. Citizenship has to do with the treasuring up of correct and acceptable what-have-you's whereas
Personality Development is not
quite this.
The mooern classroom has
every man's kid to contend with.
The idea is that when the child
is unable to learn he will at
least be getting used to people.
This is known as Social Adjustment and is a good thing because
people are found nearly everywhere. These people, more than
anything else, are adjusted to.
When everyman's kid is allowed to follow such whims and
fancies as, from time to time,
occur to him Personality Development is taking place. This is
almost as good a thing as Social
Adjustment. The hope here is
that, by and by, everyone will
develop a personality of his own.
These two great themes represent one extreme in Education. This extreme is called Pro-
pressivism, meaning that any
classroom learning that stands
in the way of a good time for all
will be automatically thrown
out of the curriculum. This
throwing out is generally conceded to be desirable.
The other extreme is the Education that 'doesn't come from
anywhere and doesn't ^o anywhere' but serves to keep the
pupil adequately preoccupied
with his own particular inkwell.
It has something to do with the
Jesuits, but is, in any case,
achieved through catechization
—which is a longer, and earlier
form of the more familiar c-a-t.
This education, like unwatered
soap, just sits at the bottom of
the pail with its dandruff, doing
The steps in teaching used to
be: E, P, A, O and R (for Exploration, Presentation, Assimilation,
Organization and Recitation)
Kilpatrick boiled Morrison's five
steps down to four: pupil purposing, planning, execution and
evaluation. The problem now is
to get these fous down to three.
Many educators are unable to do
Knowledge, appreciations, attitudes and skill are currently
of ultimate concern in B.C Education. This is felt to be a good
thing if it will mean that teachers are to get higher salaries. If
it will not mean this then other
concerns will have to be found.
Because of mutability teachers are not who thev used to be
Along with this change has come
a modification of the pedagogical canon. It is thought today
that the teacher, educated in
education, is capable of teaching
eciuallv as well in any subject,
no matter what his private paucity. Though this is a fallacy
it is believed to be a good fallacy. It means that anyone who
grows older, gradually, can educate—and serves to strengthen
the observation that:
Indeed, unless one's standards
One can't expect to teach at
Brock!    Brock!
A camel in the sky,
Twelve-headed mountains, a
wink of bird.
Plastic disciples, fluid as thc eye,
Remote as the Word:
Cathedrals turning cradle
Tucked within the new rock,
All the wiso-hairs knit again—j
In Christ's blue this autumn rain.i
In '<So Little-For the Mind," Dr. Hilda Neatby, Professor x>f History at the University of Saskatchewan, comes
to the*conclusion that goodly segment of Canadian education has fallen into the hands of a group of professional
"experts" witli pragmatic leanings who have, whether they
realize it or not, debased education to a marked extent.
As a result, the "bored 'graduates'" of the modern high
school, some of whom are supposed to be the intellectual
leaders of the future, can neither read nor write nor think.
Dr. Neatby,.in no uncertain terms, declares that John
Dewey, an American philosopher whose works reflect the
spirit of the frontier as well as the attitudes of a heterogenous society without traditions, is, more than other man,
responsible for the "intellectual, cultural, and moral poverty of much modern teaching."
To be sure, Dewey has been betrayed by his disciples
but Dr. Neatby declares that this is his own fault since his
writings resemble a bog in which anybody can find almost
anything. All this means chaos in education and Dr. Neatby
shows that this is the case.
To support her thesis, the author marshalls an imposing array of evidence drawn Jrom the writings of those
whom she wishes to condemn and those who support her.
"So Little For the Mind" is worthy of the most serious
consideration despite the fact that it is, according to certain
critics, neither entirely objective nor documented to complete satisfaction.
But is the book unduly biased? Is it subjective and
over-emotional? I think not. After all, we must remember
that Dr. Neatby had to justify her case or drop it altogether.
It was her job, as the title of her book implies, to indict, and
the indictment coupled with constructive suggestions and
the author's trenchant phraseology,, leaping out of the
printed page like a buzz-saw, make interesting and provocative reading.
P. H. Connolly.
Hilda And T. T.
In the general chorus of comment  concerning Hilda
Neatby's book "So Little For the Mind" little attention has
been paid to her observations on the Teacher Training
Institution except perhaps by T. T. staff and students.
Hilda states her general point'
of view on teacher education as
follows: "Ordinarily, any intelligent person can teach any other
intelligent person what he
knows; his success will depend
very largely on his knowledge
of the subject matter and his
sympathy with the pupil."
Few Teacher Training types
would agree with her.
We would agree, though, when
she observes that she discovers,
" ... in casual conversation, how
manv very intelligent teachers
show a profound distrust,
amounting often to contempt, of
the institutions where they were
What this boils down to is
that we feel we need technical
training but are dissatisfied with
what we are getting.
Dr. Neatby thinks she knows
what is wrong with Teaches
Training institutions. Of their
staffs she says, "Not many of
them have achieved a really
scholarly acquaintance with any
special field of learning, except
perhaps psychology; few are
men of cultivated tastes or of
wide general reading."
So far as the U.B.C. staff is
concerned Hilda's observation is
inaccurate. Some of the members
are what could be termed "experts" but the majority are men
of wide education.
Dr. Neatby comes closer to the
root of the trouble when she
criticizes facility methods. Developing this point she finds a
wide disparity between what is
taught and what is done and
agrees with student opinion that,
" . . . whatever lip-service may
be paid to them, logical self-
expression, problem solving, and
creative thinking are the very
last things the college wants to
develop in its students."
Unfortunately this is the feel-
have. Part of it arises I think
from the futile attempt to teach
teaching methods divorced from
ing that many student teachers
a classroom situation where the
teachers have been continually them over. It is the welfare of
badgered by irate parents. | our children, not our teachers,
Again,    they   have   had" thrust j that  is really at stake. j
upon     them     many     problems Don Taylor.
The Teacher Training formal i
will be held on Friday, March 261
at   the   Stanley   Park   Pavilion.
Cost, coverine a chicken dinner
a la roval. will be approximate-j
lv $5 a couple
Hiah School Conference
officials announced Wednesday that they still urgently
need accommodation for 15
SleeDinq accommodation and
breakfast are needed for to-
niqht, Friday and Saturday.
Prospective hosts are asked
to leave their names and
phone numbers at the AMS
offices immediately.
material can come alive through
its relevance to the job at hand.
Another part of the reason is the
failure of the School of Education to practice homogeneous
grouping which we are told is
good procedure in most schools.
The result is that Philosophy
majors take material they are
already familiar with and some
non-Philosophy students become
emersed in a course that is far
over their heads. The same situation is true of Psychology.
In fairness, still another part
of the trouble probably arises
from the fact that prospective
teachers are bound to be supercritical of those who are attempting to teach them how to teach.
At any rate Dr. Neatby concludes, "Our normal schools and
colleges of education, faced in a
new young country with naturally low intellectual standards
and a narrow cultural background, instead of striving to
remedv these deficiencies, flung
themselves into the fashionable
pursuits of physical and mental
health and of democracy."
I recommend that you see
whether or not this appraisal of
our school is accurate by registering in T.T. and setting yourself up for a profitable career
in one of the most important and
necessary professions.
  Vaughan Lyon.
Socreds May
Institute Lay
Rumour has it that the Social
Credit government's plans for
public education in B.C. include
lav Participation in curriculum
planning. Thc Western Canada
Student Teacher Conference
held at Moose Jaw Teachers'
College Feb. Oil. wholeheartedly endorsed a Saskatchewan curriculum system which makes
allowance for just such participation. The plan has proved
successful in thai  province.
Deleaates also urged the establishment of student-teacher residences on every university campus and uoheld the idea of equal
oav for male and female teachers, a move which will be completed in B.C. onlv next year. Page Four
Flying Birds Trounce
—Photo bv Joe Quan
BOB BONE. Pomfret's top
defensive star, will 'have the
tough assignment of checking
Alberta star Don Macintosh this
Fridav and Saturdav night in the
War Memorial Gvm when Birds
host Bears for the Western Canadian Intercollegiate Basketball
Penn's Pals,
Mt. Vernon j
To Clash
UBC Javvees, tresh from last
weeK-enas viciory over western
Washington J-V s, will host
Mount Vernon Junior College at
noon todav in tne gym in tne
season's finale.
Dick Penn's squad travelled
to Mount Vernon early in the
season and aosoroed a 01-52 loss.
This return game, twice postponed uv the bad weather,
shapes up as a revenge tilt for
the UBC bovs. The Jayvees feel
thev can even the score today as
tne last contest was one of their
first games of the season.
The star of the Mount Vernon
team is centre Bill Lee who
scored over 20 points in the first
game. Lee was offered a scholarship bv the University of
Washington, but preferred to
stay at Mount Vernon.
UBC's Junior Varsity can
counter with a pretty fair centre
of their own in Jim Carter, who
as well as checking Lee, will be
expected to carry the scoring
Javvee guard Frank Tarling
will be out to show why he was
presented the Inter-city League's
"rookie of the vear" award on
Tuesdav night. It is the second
straight vear a UBC player has
won the award with Val Christie the recipient last season. Jim
Carter lost out to Eilers' Bob
Pickel in the race^or the "most
valuable olaver" award jj'hich
is hardlv a disgrace.
Come out and see next year's
Thunderbirds in action. It's onlv
Whyte, Morford Star
UBC .Thunderbirds continued their winning ways in California yesterday when they overran UCLA 20 to 8 in an exhibition contest in the letter's home field.
The Birds were still fresh after their two game series with
the University of California, which they lead by nine points,
and they experienced no difficulty in overcoming their UCLA
The Southerners opened scoring with a try but Bob Morford
parted the uprights with two
neat penalty kicks to put Varsity
into a lead they never relinquished.
Caot. Bill Whyte continued his
inspirational play adding a drop
kick field goal—his second of
the trip—and a try to the cause.
Morford's conversion of latter left the half-time count at
14-3. Morford's third penalty
boot and a try by John Newton
sandwiched a five point effort—
on a try and conversion—by the
Los Angeles fifteen to complete
the scoring.
The report on Monday's UBC-
Universitv of California World
Cuo rugby game, as printed in
Tuesdav's Ubyssey, was partial-
lv incorrect due to a mistake in
the dispatch sent from the southern centre.
UBC held a 6-3 half-time lead
on the strength of a penalty kick
bv Dave Morlev and a drop-
kicked field goal by team captain Bill Whvte.
The first half was fairly even,
but in the second frame an opportunistic UBC fifteen rushed
the Bears backfield to continually catch them in possession of
the ball and force repeated fumbles. Thus the forwards were
able to make long dribbling
gains and break the vaunted
California attack.
Whvte scored near the posts
and Bob Morford convertd,' as
the second half opened. Then
John Newton opened up with
a long cross-field run before
passing to Hugh Greenwood to
complete the scoring play and
run the count to 14-3 for the
Cal narrowed the margin with
another penalty kick by Al Schmeiser before Varsitv exhibited
a Derfectlv executed line-out
play 5 yards from pay dirt.
Morford and Jim McNichol set
up Derek Vail is who scored a
trv which Morford successfully
converted to complete the scoring.
i iii i'iI
Thursday, March 4, 1954
iTTTTni    m   II m   n .
The UBC Rowing Club presents the Rhythm Pals and
assisting artists in a GIGANTIC Sock Dance in the War
Mainotial Gymnasium Saturday, March fi, after the Alberta*   ,
UBC haekothall game.
Take note the Rythem Pals will NOT, repeat NOT, feature
Western moosic. They will be dressed in their Sunday best
to bring you lucky people the latest in Hit Parade tunes.
The gate proceeds of the dance (50c per head) will help
pay for the Rowing team's trip when they go to clean up
University of California and all.
Rumour has it some attractive members of the nursing
school will be on hand to give bashful boys the yen to get
up and prance. Hiring Socles.
The Compost Heap
• Whipping boys here today are Friend Bob Affleck, Gordy
Oates, Dick Penn and the Alberta Golden Bears, although not
necessarily in that order.
Colorado Entertains
'Bird Pucksters
Thunderbird pucksters left in the wee hours of Tuesday
morning for a week long sojourn in sunny Colorado to play a
series of exhibition hockey games with Colorado College and
the University of Denver. * -——	
According to Hoyle a  Cana
dian team olaying Canada's national snort should trounce an
American team, but such is not
the case.
Both Colorado College and
Denver U. have a liberal sprinkling of Canadian boys skating
for them. Thev have so many,
as a matter of fact, that Harvard
and Yale complained that the
two Colorado schools were
breaking the rules by offering
scholarships to Canadian talent.
The two American schools
were good enough to beat the
powerful Edmonton Oil Kings of
the Western Canadian Junior
Hockev League so the Birds will
have no easv time.
Birds are still smarting from
their twin defeats at the hands
of Alberta's Golden Bears and
hooe to redeem themselves in
this series. Three vears ago
thev made a clean sweep of all
a dime and a better performance! f0Lir  tilts  but   since  then   they
than  the   Birds out  up  against j have not fared as weI1
Western  Washington   is guaran-|
teed or vour money back. i     Coach Dick Mitchell took his
—"■^™"—--^———— J full team along and barring any
||0_T' mm |_T/|A BJMilElt I inh|r'es the bovs are in top shape
4/01 S IWiCLtUU nAiritU   to  eive the Americans a  tough
UBC  star forward  John  Mc-: From thfc Vancouver
Leod   was  named  late  Wednes-i
dav as an  unanimous choice  to I NEWS-HERALD:	
the Evergreen    Conference    all-1
conference   basketball   team.       j     Applied   Science   students   at
The coaches of the Evergreen , UBC are nlanning construction
loon were also unanimous in, of a three-acre working model
nicking Phil Jordan of Whit- of Vancouver harbor to guide
worth. : future    dredging    operations in
Other   all-stars   named   were:  Burrard Inlet and First Narrows.
Garnet   Lund   of  Pacific   Luth-!     Tho   larce  oroiect   will   com- j French (DU)
eran.  Dick  Edwards of Eastern I nare  with  thr  four-acre  Fraser      6. Grondahl (TT)
Washington, and Warren Moylesi R'ver model built five years ago  (Eng>  Heavv
of College of Pugent Sound.        I ai UBC. '     Next week's schedules will be
■"■—-■———^—-—       Yes. bv about one acre. printed  in tomorrow's Ubyssey
Boxers, In
UBC's budding Marcianos
strut their stuff today when Intramural boxing gets underway
at 3.30 in the Memorial gym.
Entrants must show a medical
certificate before they will be
allowed in the ring.
Todav's elimination sked goes
like so:
1. Homola (Beta) vs. Turner
(Deke) 145-155.
2. Peebles (Beta) vs. Drew
(DU>   155-65.
3. Rosen (Eng.) vs. Pelton
(For.)   155-65.
4. Agar (Eng.) vs. White
(Deke'  155-65
5. Dunsmore (For.) vs. French
(DU) 165-75.
6. Breen (ZBT) vs. Vogel
(Phidelt> 155-65.
More eliminations will be held
Fridav in the gym.
The grunt and groan boys, non-
.staged variety, will display their
mat talents Fridav noon in the
gvm.     Eliminations  are:
1. MacCallum (Alpha Delt) vs
Mitchell (Phi Delt) 155-65.
2. Wright (Beta) vs. Greggor
(Commerce' 145-55.
3. Lard (Aloha Delt) vs. King
4. Montgomery    (Alpha Delt)
(Kappa Sig)  145-55.
vs. Golrick (Ind1 155-65.
5. MacDonald (Alpha Delt) vs
vs.    Kohn
First we'll dispose of Affleck
who had the audacity to talk
back to the Great White Chief
in a guest editorial, after the
Omnipotent Caucasian Overlord
blasted Affleck after Affleck
foamed at the mouth in the Applied Science Issue (are you still
with me?).
Affleck says It seems funny to
him that outstanding athletes go
down to Western Washington in
Bellingham Just because the
weather is fine down there. If
Mr. Affleck hires a private detective he will discover that
most of the BC boys who go to
Western can't get into UBC. This
is true of at least four of our
athletes down there now. (By
the way, Bob, there are three
New Westminster boys, not one,
on the WW track team).
Affleck."specifically referring
to MAJOR sports, points to
Norm Forbes, whom neither I,
and I doubt, Casey Stengel has
ever heard of. The Chief's whole
point, Affleck, was illustrated in
your statement when you said
that, if high school coaching is
the reason for our troubles, "this
leaves us at a slight loss to explain men like John McLeod
who came through despite their
high-scoring coaching,"
Ignoring for a minute the fact
that McLeod is the rare exception instead of the rule, the point
is that John is a terrific ball
player but he would have been
even better If he had had a coach
in high school to teach him to go
to his right as well as he can go
to his left. John's average drop
pad significantly at the season
wore on because every team in
the Conference has taped: stop
him driving across the key to hit
left and you've cut down 70 per
cent of hit effectiveness.
*P *P Op
Gordy Oates knows better
than to write his letter as he
knows the discussion was on
major sports. And you know as
well as I do, Gordy, that any
runner is far better off to go to
the US, where he can get some
I personally think that this
paper should devote its Raspberry of the Week to Dick Penn
for his action in letting Jayvee
Keith Merrill play in last Saturday's game. Merrill's knee was
far from healed and fce re-injured it in the final playoff game
several weeks ago. There was
absolutely nothing to gain by
letting him play and this school
may have lost a promising player for good when Merrill was
taken to the iiospital Saturday.
•        ^        •
Back to more pleasant things
— that is, Birds beating Bears
this weekend, I'll go out on a
limb, inviting it to be chopped
off, and say that a lot of our
smug Alberta boys out here are
going to be surprised in tnis
series (either that or old Esra is
going to be working for the
Bowen Island Bugle).
Certainly Ed Lucht is a pretty
fair ball player but don't let that
88 points against Saskatchewan
■care you. Saskatchewan could
not beat Arctics or New West*
minster Moderns. And certain
members of the Birds could hit
the 18 mark if a eoaeh wanted
to bo so small as to purposely
humiliate a rival team by keep*
inn his first string in till the bit*
ter end.
In that particular game Bears
missed all their free shots on
purpose and rolled them off the
rim to the waiting 6' 7" Lucht
Saskatchewan froze the ball in
the last half and took only three
shots in the third quarter. It
that is basketball then I'm joining a sorority next week which
wouldn't be such a horrible fate
after all!
Lucht has averaged 22.3 points
too because of the 114-37 slaughter but forward Don Macintosh
is rated the more dangerous
player simply because he never
stops hustling and is the sparkplug of the squad.
Luch has-averaged 22.3 point)
for his college career; Macintosh.
besides setting up Lucht, has
found time to record a 14.3 mark
for his four years with Maury
Van Vliet's prairie whizz kids.
Don is also the top tennis player at Alberta and is the second
fastest man on the track team.
His younger brother, Norm, is
two inches taller at 6' 3", is the
most awkward player you'll see
in the series, but is only a sophomore and puts the ball in the
basket Those of you who saw
him out here against Clover
Leafs last spring know that it's
amazing to discover how he does
it, but he; gets it in there.
Third senior along with Lucht
and Don Macintosh is 5' 10"
guard Don Newton who will
show fans the most devastating
jump-shot seen in these parts for
quite some time. He can catch
fire as can 5' 9" forward Oscar
Kruger. A promising freshman,
Arnie Ottenbrist, the only player from outside Alberta, at 6' 2"
provides pretty fair bench
Bears' only loss has been to
Harlem Clowns and they defeated the touring pro club the
next night. With a 19-1 mark.
Bears have averaged 78 points
while holding their opponents to
53. Last week Alberta hit the
century mark for the second
time, edging out Lethbridge 77's
111-65. This will probably be
Bears' chief difficulty in adjusting themselves to ihis series:
they have had no competition all
The    crystal   ball   says   that
Birds will take the first game; i
Bears,   because   of   their   great
fight will come back to take\ the
serond but Pomfret's team will
return to their mid-season form|
and  take  the  marbles  in  Monday's  battle   which   will   set   al
record   for   attendance   in   thisl
institute of higher basketball.


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