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Number 38
Who Won The Game?
ub Board
rushed By
ray Machine
AMS President Ron Bray's
well oiled basketball machine
rolled to an easy 21-13 victory
over Ubyssey Editor Stan Beck's
Vile Raggers Tuesday noon in
the annual Publications Board-
SUidents' Council Basketball
game in Women's Gymnasium.
Nattily attired in green sweat
pants and white T-shirts. Bray's
superbly - functioning machine
had little trouble holding Beck's
sluggish, vile crew to an unlucky 13 points.
With President Bray's luxurious desk staked against
Beck's promise! of two tea-bags,
the council crew, sparked by
Bray himself and First Mcmbor-
a! -Large Bob McLean, scored
heavily against the culture rid
den pubsters.
Only notable challence to tiie
machine's superiority was seven-
foot Sid Coleman, whom Editor*
Beck modestly declined to idem :
tify as u bnn-a-fide staffer, mum-
•bling only "oh he wrote a filler I
one1'. USC Chairman Dave!
Hemphill will investigate the
gianl's eligibility this week."
Following the one-sided contest, Beck graciously accepted i
defeat, admitting the Council'
Machine as being "biologically
superior" to the tubercular, 1
wheezing pubsters crew. j
Beck then hosted a quiet af j
ternoon tea-party in his lair in
the North Brock basement. Rest-;
fid music was provided by Man-'
aging Editor Sandy Ross on his
virginal lute.
THIS MOTLY CREW of vile-racers fell
victims to the well-oiled Bray machine ol
clean-cut. Canadian Democratic kids by an
overwlieliniiH.'. X!!-lo .score in an al! but un
contested basketball match between ivory-
tovvereil Councillors and Bock's Fellow-
Travelling Pubsters last Tuesday in the
Women's Clym.
-   l'linin   bv   Wall\    Hatcher
Political    Forum
Almost   Unnoticed
First discussion meeting of
the newly-formed Political
Forum got off to an inauspicious start Tuesday, with only
13 spectators attending.
The Political Forum, sponsored by campus political
Arts 100 Tuesday, McFarlan.
Daryll    Anderson    and    Phil
VICTORIOUS Council's smo«
Hon Bra\ triii'ht) ouluimps sh
dentil'ied!   as Cooiu'ii  .swamp:-
lib   shooting   centre,   pro;.:'
).v:-clu.ui.',ed  ved head  mum
lowly  l\tbs1ei;-. Sl-1"
■--PhoU)  bv   Wailv  JJutcr^
Go van, was designed as a Vehicle for political discussion
tl^at would supplement the already-existing Parliamentary
Forum and the Mock Parliament.
Formation of the discussion
group was first suggested by
Liberal Club Leader Darryl
Anderson at last week's Parliamentary Forum meeting
Anderson's motion was defeated, but he. Conservative
Govan and Communist McFarlan decided to go ahead
with the group's formation
without Parliamentary Forum's  blessing.
At the initial meeting in
Arts 100 Tuesday. McFurlano,
Govan and Anderson discussed
possible platforms for their
parties in the coming Federal
Liberal Anderson said the
other parties would "have to
show a lot mere fire and constructive criticism" if the Liberal Government was to lie de
feated in Hi.-: forthcoming election.
He pointed out I hat all Pro
vincial Governments except
B.C. have a liberal Government or Opposition What
about Manitoba" Conservative Govan queried.
Controversy over Canada's
wheat surplus brought a brief
but stormy exchange between
Anderson   and   McFarlan.
Would it not bo bettor to
trade this wheat with the
I'SSH'"'  McFarlano asked.
Anderson replied "1 do not
,-t'i win- we should help them
■ii   their Icon   pn.blcuiS.  'Th>. y
would probably devote more !
monev to their armaments."
McFarlan roared back 'It's j
not.    a    question    of    helping
them, it's a question of help- I
ing ourselves   in disposing of ,
the aciit.est  agricultural  prob- i
lorn we have."
t - - ■ ■    —• - i
Grad Exec.
5 Members
Grad   Class   Executives   must.j
.supervise   all   activities   in   connection    with     the    graduation
■ class,    including    the    infamous
"Booze   Cruise'    to   Boweu   Island.
The Law-Commerce  bloc sue-,
reeded in passing a motion that!
allows  only   one   member   from
each   undergraduate   Society   to
hold     an     executive     position.
Thus,   ii   will   be   impossible   in
, future years for an  Engineering
bloc   to   sweep   the  slate.
Executives elected were:1
Bruce Williams. Commerce.!
President: Ken Fawcns, Law.1
Vice President:   Ken   Smith,   En
' giueering,  Treasurer.   Joan   Mc:
Ivor,   Honv   ftc.   Secretary:   Lil :
lian   Marshall.   Nursing,   Social
Engineers,   who    traditionally.
sweep    Graduation    Class    eloc-i
lions, were defeated Tuesday by
-a    smoothly -functioning    Law-;
Commerce  machine,   whict    look
!K\irl\   all.   the  positions   on   'Ik
Bray Machine
Cruises By
Pub Board
Finding it impossible to obtain an unbiased account of
Tuesday's Basketball gam*
we have decided to run them
both. Reader's may judge for
themselves which is the most
Fraternity-loving, clean living
Ubyssey Editor Stanley Beck
led a wholesome quintet of ath«
letic pubsters to a crushing 21«
13 victory over a dissipated
Students' Council team in Tiies-
day's annual Pub-Council bas«
ketball game in Women's Gymnasium.
Sparked by seven-foot filler
editor Sid Coleman and Raven
Editor Mike Ames, Beck's Vile
Baggers overwhelmed Bray's
sluggish, rusty "machine" in an
easy  contest •
Beck's virtuous crew won Ih*
match in spite of repeated foul*
lings by ihe desperate Council
iteam. The Editor sternly direct*
I «d his team not to retaliate;
! "Well play clean. - no matter
j how they play," he said.
j Weasel-like Councillor Bon
I Bray took his defeat ungrace-
i fully, spectators noted: he re-
I fused to shake hands with the
; victorious Beck, who genially
offered his consolations after
I the game, but instead stalked
from the floor, cursing.
| Bray was still implacable at
.the informal "get-together"
j held in the Publications Board
Offices after Ihe gome. "I'm
going to have Alade Akesode in*
vestigate Publications' Board
frivolity," he said.
'tween classes
Filmsoc Presents
Caesar & Cleopatra
FILMSOC presents Caesar
and Cleopatra today at noon in
the auditorium in conjunction
with the Shaw Festival.
* *       *
WUS — All girls interested
in modelling in the fashion show
please come to the Broctk double
committee' room Thursday, Jan.
10 or Monday. .Ian. 23 at  12::10.
* *        *•
CAMERA CLUB quiz, and
meeting will be held at 12:110
in 11204 Thursday. There will
be no evening session Thursday.
* *       *
(Tub will hold its first annual
steel head derby on the Vedcler
River. Sunday morning, Jan. 122.
All interested attend meeting
today, noon  in III.   1
* *■       ■*•
ASUS Social Committee today,
1230 in Arl.s I0'2 All intero'led
please   attend.
(Continued on  Pr<?9  4)-
Thursday, January 19, 1956
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received. *
Managing Editor ._ Sandy Rost     Associate Ed. Jean Whiteside
City Editor - - Val Haig-Brown      Feature Editor .    Mike Ames
Photo Editor -.. John Robertson      Sports Editor - - Mike Glaspie
Business Mgr. .. Harry Yuill .
Reporters and Desk: Murray Ritchie, Marie Gallagher, Dick
Dolman, Carol Gregory, Len Davis, Olie Wurm, Bob Edgar, Bob
Johannes, Pat Russell, Kathy Archibald, Margie McNeil, Marilyn
UBCs   Caverns
Kentucky's Carlsbad Caverns have nothing on the pits
existent on this campus. By pits we are referring to the roadway that is known as the East Mall which runs by the stadium
and Brock Hall. One is reminded of the London Blitz while
gazing on that stretch road, and we use the term road advisedly.
Before criticising the Administration for the state of the
East Mall it is only fair to first seek out possible reasons for
the pot-holes. One reason that has been suggested to us is
that holes are there to accommodate noted B.C. author nad
fisherman Roderick Haig-Brown when he comes to the campus to speak next month. As soon as the holes become a little
larger they will be stocked with trout to make Mr. Haig-Brown
feel right at home.
But back "to the Administration. At least five times a year
repair crews are called to fix the road. Fixing the road consists
of throwing two shovelfulls of hot tar into the holes. This
remedies the problem for at least three weeks—then the holes
are with us again.
We would venture to say that if all the repair bills for the
East Mall were added up the total would be close to what it
would cost to repave the road. In any event the road now resembles, the Oregon Trail and if there is no intention of re-
paving it it is time to call the repair crews back in.
This editorial was written with the intent of providing the
general student body with an informative report on the work
of the AMS Dscrimination Committee so far this school year.
The AMS Discrimination Committee consists of Dave
Hemphill (USC Chairman) os chairman, one independent member, and chairmen of the Pan-Hellenic Discrimination Committee, Inter-Fivernity Council Discrimination Committee,
and Civil Liberties Union.
TFC's permanent 5 man Discrimination Committee has
taken definite steps toward alleviating this problem. They have
drafted a leaflet to be distributed to all prospective rushees
informing them of IFC's desire to discuss any case in which
the prospective rushee feels he is being discriminated against.
Pan-Hell's committee is planning to institute the same
procedure regarding its prospective rushees. While IFC's and
Pan-Hell's committees have been set up specifically to deal
with rushing, the AMS committee is in a position to deal with
any and all instances of discrimination on the campus. Any
such instances can be brought to the attention of members of
this committee with the assurance that information will be
kept completely confidential.
Members of the committee will endeavour individually
and as a committee to do their best in alleviating your problem.
Kuzych Carries Crusade
To Campus On Friday
(Mr. Myron Kuzych, unemployed since 1943 when he was expelled from his union after
criticizing the closed shop principle in wartime arbitration proceedings, will present his
case aganst the closed shop to students Friday noon in Physics 201. Below Associate Professor of Law, A. W. R. Carrothers, gives the very interesting background of the Kuzych
I notice that Myron Kjtzych is to make an  address  on  the campus  this  Friday noon
under the sponsorship of the Civil Liberties Union, 'and  I  understand  that  next  week  an
official of the Marine Workers' and Boilermakers' Industrial Union Local No. 1 is to be
given a similar forum. This is potentially a debate—albeit at arms' length and a week apart—*
which merits critical attention. It occurred to me that students proposing to attend these
meetings may be interested in an outline of some of the legal background to the Kuzych case.
Kuzych   was   employed   in »
November, 1942 as a welder at
North Vancouver Ship Repairs
Ltd. The company had a closed
shop agreement, by which
union membership was made
|aj condition of employment,
with the Boilermakers' and
Iron Shipbuilders' Union of
Canada Local No. 1. The union
advocated and in its bylaws
was committed to the closed
shop principle. Kuzych was a
strong and publicly vocal op*
ponent of the closed shop. He
was expelled from the union
late in 1943 and as a result of
the closed shop agreement was
discharged from employment.
In an action in reality against
the union (unions for purposes
of internal disputes of this
nature are not regarded at law
as entities distinct from their
members: an action against
them must be brought in what
is called a representative form)
counsel for the defendants admitted the expulsion was illegal and consented to an injunction restraining the union
from acting upon it. Kuzych
was by the time of trial reinstated and the only issue re«
maining was damages. The case
is significant because it held
that akhough a person who is
injured by another must take
reasonable steps to minimize
his loss (the principle of mitigation of damages) it is not
reasonable to expect a union
man .to seek non-union work.*
$1,000 damages were awarded.
Shortly afterward, in the
winter of 1944, Kuzych ran for
the presidency of the union in
opposition to one of the principal defendants to the law
suit. Kuzych lost. Early in
1945 he was charged with
breach of the union's bylaws.
A trial committee heard the
charges, and at the next regular business meeting of the
union the committee reported
(a requirement of the bylaws)
a finding of "guilty" and recommended expulsion. The
meeting passed a resolution of
expulsion 454 to 12. Two principal irregularities at this meeting were later alleged: that
Kuzych was denounced prior
to the vote: and that the names
of "nay" voters were recorded.
The union's bylaws declared
that a contract subsists between
a member and the union and
every other member, and its
oath of obligation bound the
member not to become a party
to a legal action until he had
exhausted all remedies under
the constitution and bylaws.
Another section provided for
right to .appeal to the parent
body of the union from any decisions of the general business
meeting finding a member
guilty of any serious offence.
Kuzych did not appeal, but
brought a second action for a
declaration that he was a member in good standing and for da
mages. The action was dismissed principally on the
ground that he was obliged by
contract to appeal within the
union before suing, Kuzych appealed the trial court decision.
In the British Columbia
Court of Appeal it was for the
first time argued for the defendants that the union was
an illegal association carrying
on in restraint of trade for the
reason that one of its objects
was to obtain the closed shop,
that the effect was to render its
contract of membership void'
and that, as the claim was
founded on such a contract by
a person purporting to be a
member, no cause of action
existed and the court had no
jurisdiction to entertain the action. The Court of Appeal ordered a new trial so that the
argument could be considered
all the issues afresh and this
time found for the plaintiff
both on the illegality argument
and on the other issues, awarding a declaration, an injunction,
and damages. The appeal by the
union was dismissed by the
British Columbia Court of Appeal 3 to 2.
The union then appealed directly to the Jundical Committee of the Privy Council in
June,, .1951. The appeal was
allowed and the action dismissed. Briefly, Kusych lost.
The reasons for the decision
In the Privy Council are of first
importance. The problem was
dealt with "on the basis that
»»r0t» condemnation of the
methods followed in ihe proceedings under review is fully
justified." This is an assumption, not a finding of fact or a
conclusion from the facts. The
case turned on the meaning
of "decision" in the appeal provisions of the bylaws. The
judgment determined thai the
conclusion reached by the
union in general meeting was
a "decision" within the meaning of that word as determined
by the full context of the bylaws and that Kusych was
bound by contract (through his
oath of obligation) to appeal
from it to the parent union
before going to court. Any
taint of bias, prejudice,' defiance of natural justice or intimidation of voters would be
matters for the union's ap>
peltate tribunal, and perhaps
also for the courts if the appeal
did not remedy the matter, although the judgment does not
spell out this latter point,
Kusych petitioned for a rehearing by the Privy Council
in December, 1951, but the
petition was dismissed.
I unders-tand that Kuzych
then appealed to the parent
union but the appeal was'dismissed because it was not taken
within the constitutional 60
days from the original decision
and   'because   the   union   lud
meanwhile surrendered its
charter and amalgamated with
two other unions to form the
Marine Workers' and Boilermakers' Industrial Union Local No. 1.
Kusych having received no
satisfaction within the union
structure, then recommenced
suit in the Supreme Court of
British Columbia, obtaining a
representative order settling
a preliminary procedural matter early in 1953. The defendants then obtained a stay of
proceedings in the trial court*
upheld on appeal, until cost!
were paid in the preceding
litigation. Costs, I understand,
are in the neighbourhood of
That, I understand, is the
present state of the case.
The Kuzych type problem
has risen in the courts in Canada in two subsequent cases.
In McRae's case (New Brunswick) the plaintiff was expelled
from the longshoremen's union
(his offence was laying charges,
held to be groundless, against
other members) on a resolution
of a general meeting without
any attempt whatever by the
union to adhere to the constitutional machinery for laying and
hearing the charges. There being a closed shop, McRae was
discharged. He sued the union
for a declaration and damages
without exhausting the union
appeal machinery. The court
distinguished the Kuzych case
on the ground that the union
body had no jurisdiction whatsoever to do what it did, that
their action was a nullity and
there was nothing amounting
to a "decision" to appeal from;
the trial court declared the expulsion illegal and the union's
appeal was dismissed. In Tun-
ney's case (Manitoba: this case
was popularized by an article
by Sidney Katz in Maclean's
Magazine of February 15,
1954) the plaintiff was expelled
from the teamster's union after
a trial by the executive committee for "passing remarks"
against the business* agent, one
of the members of the trial
tribunal. Tunney, also, was
fired because of a closed shop
agreement, and sued before
exhausting the union appeal
machinery. The trial court distinguished the Kuzych case on
the ground that no proper
charge was ever laid and therefore there was nothing from
which to appeal. Furthermore,
the members of the union
"court" were disqualified for
interest: it; was there alleged
mismanagement into whic'i
Tunney was enquiring, vvhich
led to his "trial" and expulsion.
The Manitoba Court of Appeal went even further in distinguishing   the   Kuzych   case,
(Continued on Pags 4)-
See KUZYCH UBC GRAD, now actor-critic, Lister Sinclair enjoys a quiet moment with Dr. M.
Steinberg of the English Department  be
fore reading from Shaw's writings Wednesday in the Auditorium as part of Shaw
Centennial Week.
—Brian Thomas Photo
Lister Rolls Shaw's
Bones On UBC Stage
Thursday, January 19, 1956
"Equality" Shaw's
Main  Undertaking
The Faculty Club lounge was filled on Tuesday evening
as a large and interested audience heard Prof. David Corbett
of the Economics Dept., speaking on "Shaw's Politics." The
meeting, sponsored by the Humanities Association formed part
of the Shaw Centenary celebrations.
Prof.  Corbett  explained   that?	
he would not attempt the usual sia are a reflection of this neces-
With the typically Shavian
question "If you have a skeleton in your closet, why not
bring him out and make him
dance?" Lister Sinclair
brought out some of the less
bony morsels of Shaw himself before a packed Auditorium Wednesday noon.
"Although Shaw has not
yet come to be acclaimed as
Ireland's answer to Lister
Sinclair, he will endure," was
Sinclair's own candid opinion.
He illustrated his theory with
an hour of lively discussion
and reading, ranging from
Shaw's vehement criticisms of
'proficient mumbo-jumboism'
and mediocrity to his maxims
for Revolutionists. Most memorable 'Those who can, do;
those who can't, teach." To
which Mr. Sinclair added,
"Those who can't teach run
teacher-training schools."
"Shaw gives me an overwhelming impression of seriousness of purpose," Mr. Sinclair said, "But his seriousness
is not deadly; he is the sort
of reformer who will never
liquidate himself through his
own reforms—his writing remains fresh and amusing."
To the audience,  soft-spok
en, completely composed, Mr.
Sinclair was often transformed into the thundering
Shaw himself. His beard
seemed to grow longer and
whiter as he launched into
lucid Shavian criticisms of
singers who should be "Strewn
in gobbets about the stage,"
or "That immortal pilferer of
other men's ideas,"—Shakespeare.
"What annoys Shaw in his
criticism of "Cymbeline" is
not so much the play itself as
those people who praise
Shakespeare as a systematic
thinker,"' Mr. Sinclair said.
And it is just this lack of system for which Shaw himself
was criticized.
The paradox of Shaw's
writing, Mr. Sinclair pointed
out, is that he is the most non-
rational of all writers. He is
possessed by passion and moral fervor rather than by reason, and his arguments arc
patched together to support
this. He had no idea of scientific evidence, yet he produced
a magnificent piece of science
fiction — "Back To Methuselah", as a frame-work' for his
ruling passion — the eternal
Li£e Force.
Shaw was continually trying to solve for himself the
mystery of man's place in the
universe and his relation with
the infinite. Mr. Sinclair's
final reading, "The Black Girl
in Search of God", gave an
unusual picture of the nature
of God and where he is to be
Shavian humour, but would
deal with the serious aspect of
Shaw's political doctrines.
"Economic and Political
equality," Corbett said, "was
Shaw's main political aim." At
the time that Shaw was a young
man the differences between
rich and poor in Britain were
so great that the "Gentleman"
did not regard the Laborer as
his equal. It is largely owing
to the work of Shaw and the
Fabian that the extremes of
British society have been
brought closer together, with a
consequent increase in the size
and importance of the middle
Corbett said that at the present time Shaw's politics are
out of fashion. There is an increasing conservative movement
away from the idea of Equality.
He doubted whether our type
i of civilization can obtain the
highly trained technicians and
executives it needs, unless it
offers the inducement of extra
The obvious differences in income among the people of Rus-
Attention engineering Students
for graduates and under-graduates in CIVIL, ELECTRICAL, and MECHANICAL Engineering.
Their interviewing team will be on the campus
Friday and Monday, January 20th and 23rd.
Brochures and Application Forms are available at the
Personnel Office (Hut M7 by the Armouries)
Do not delay—arrange your appointment today.
sity to encourage people to undertake long and arduous
periods of training.
Shaw possessed the most political influence and presMge in
the years up to the outbreak of
the Great War. As an important
member of the Fabian Society
he wrote brilliant plays, articles
and critisism. He was bitterly
opposed to the 1914 war and
said that the best thing that the
soldiers could' do was to "Shoot
their officers and go home."
"I caused the Russian Revolution," he said "because the Russians took my advice."
After the twenties it is probable that most serious people
thought of Shaw as a comedian
with a knack for writing funny
postcards. He became dogmatic
about the benefits of Soviet
communism, and made a trip to
Moscow with Lord and Lady
The efficiency of the Russian
war machine in the 1940's increased his enthusiasm for that
country. His prestige as a serious thinker definitely declined.
However, Corbett concluded,
Shaw'; earlier work with the
Fabian society is connected with
the legislation of the 1945 Labor
Government, and the shape of
modern Britain owes a great
deal to Shaw's work.
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Not long ago, a bank despatched
to customers a coin bank in the
shape of a plastic Teddy Bear,
| along with a note reading: "The
Piggy Bank has long been a sym-
| bol of thrift, but we have de-
J cided   that   the   pig   cannot   be
I both  good  and  bad.  It  cannot
be a  greedy, dirty, selfish  ani-
| mal that  wallows in  mud  and
| still   serve   as   an   emblem   of
! prudence. We propose to susti-
| kite   a   clean   animal,   and   tha
! Teddy   bear   seems   to  fill   the
; bill."
We   doubt   whether   the   Teddy
Bank  will   supplant   the  Piggy
Bank,  or should. Children  like
greed, dirt, selfishness and mud
: just as much,  if not more than
prudence, thrift and cleanliness.
' Anyway,  it's  in   dirt  and   mud
' where   you   find   diamonds,   oil
i and uranium. At the Royal Bank,
i we give away neither Teddy nor
! Piggy Banks, so if you want to
save money,  you'll either  have
i to buy  one  or  pay  us  regular
visits. It only takes a dollar to
j open a Savings Account, so how
about it? There are any number
I of Royal Bank branches in Van-
j couver and its environs, all keen
j to add more U.B.C. names to the
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The Royal Bank of Canada THE UBYSSEY
Thursday, January 19, 1956
Registrur To Notorize
Civil Service Forms
University Students requiring notarization on their Civil
Service applications for Summer Work may have this done
at the Registrar's Office.
Students may come in any
time. Mr. Wood's office hours
being from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m., with an hour off for
lunch at  12:00.
Woodcock Provides
Insight To G.B.S.
"William Hazlitt once said '1 never wrote a word that
licked the dust;' this 1 think would be a suitable epitaph for
George Bernard Shaw."
With these words George
Woodcock closed the second of
the noon-hour lectures devoted
to Shavianism.
Woodcock, eminent radio
writer and broadcaster and lite-
erary critic treated his appreciative audience to an informative and sparkling talk yesterday.
Under the title of "The Quintessence of Shaw" he gave his
listeners remarkable insight into
this highly controversial character.
He gave a biographical sketch'
interspersed with quotations and
anecdotes as well as a critical
appraisal if Shaw's politics.
"The combination of his philosophy and drama was the key
to Shaw's .success," said Woodcock. As an essayist, orator
or pamphl-teer, he might soon
have been forgotten. Although
his ideas ray become outmoded
his cogen1 style and poignant
wit secure lor his pla.\s a lasting place with the literature of
the world
Shaw ws an artist who be-
lived his ;it should serve civilization, Although he respected
Oscar Wilde he bitterly opposed
the "art for art's sake" school
which Wilde represented.
"The brilliant dialogue * of
Shaw's plays," Woodcock went
on to say, "was the result of his
prowess us a public speaker. He.
was considered one of the out-|
standing orators of the times;
when such was not a lost art.
Shaw never argued," he asserted.
An iconoclast is a puritan who
attacks the world because it is
not good enough; a good critic
provokes others to criticize.
Shaw was both.
From his early plays such as
"Widower's Houses" to his best
(in the opinion of Woodcock)
"Saint Joan," Shaw succeeded
in making his audience do what
few Englishmen had done for
some time, think, He lashed out
unmercifully at hypocritical
Victorianism and its ostentatiously righteous institutions.
His prose reminds one of his
countryman Jonathan Swift,
pointed out. Woodcock. It was
not tempered with the redundancy that marked some of
Shaw's contemporaries.
The socialism he advocated
shocked and amused imperialist
Victorian England, but Shaw
lived long enough to see at least
part of his ideal re .-Mi zed.
' An art and music critic as well
as a playwright, a journalist.
economist and philosopher, Shaw
was. according to Woodcock,
"perhaps the most provocative
man since Socrates."
(Continued from Page 1)
ALL U.N. CLUB members interested in attending a conference on the Middle East Crisis
at Reed College, Portland, Ore.,
January Z? and 28, please leave
your name and phone number
in the U.N. box in the AMS
office by 1:30 Friday or tell a
member of the U.N. executive
at the U.N. lecture, noon Friday
in Arts 100.
* *      *
I.H.C. general meeting at
noon Thursday in Hut L4. Proposed amendments to the constitution   wil|  be  discussed.
* *      *
ATTENTION — To enable
everyone to attend SCM's "Of
Minds and Men" Lutheran students will hold their meetings
Wednesday, 12:30 in Arts 103.
* *       *
meet  in  HL  2  Thursday  noon.'
This    is    important.    Everyone
please attend. >
Gee Pictures Grim
Mental Health Facts
One Canadian in every 200 is in a mental hospital, according to statistics quoted by Dr. A. M. Gee, Director of B.C.
Mental Health Services, who spoke before a large audience
at noon on Monday in Arts 100.
The talk was the first in a
series on the subject of Mental
Health,  which   is   being   organ
ized  by   the  Student   Christian
"There  are 750,000  beds  for
lack of romplfto mental happiness and well-being, and listed
.he factors which he thought
important to Ihe heallli of the
These were good housing and
mental   patients   in   the   United employment,    the   presence   of
States, and 66.000  in  Canada," j Healtl;   nnd   Welfare   agencies,
Dr.   Gee   said,   and   continued j good churchcs, schools and uni-
quoting  statistics  to  show  that j versities,   and   adequate   recrea-
one person in every six'hundred j tjom,] facilities.
in  British Columbia will enter t
a Mental Hospital next year.     |
Outlining   the   seriousness   of
the problem, Dr. Gee .said that j
fortunately   the   public  attitude;
to   Mental   Illness   was   rapidly
changing, "Mental Hospitals are
becoming  almost   respectable."
He defined Mental Illness as :
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tive (the appeal was to be to
convention in Miami. Florida,
some time hence) and therefore
unenforceable in a court of
aw This case is continuing
to the Supreme Court of Canada. The decision in the
Kuzych case in the Privy Council being on a comparatively
narrow point, it is hoped that
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and Beatrice Webb in their
Industrial Democracy.
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