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Volume XXXIX
No. IS
4 Knights" Here
For Homecoming
This years Annual Homecoming Ball will feature as special guests, The Four Knights,
well-known Decca recording
The Knights, now appearing
at the Cave Supper Club, will
entertain from 10:45 to 11:15.
Also featured will be Eleanor
Collins, CBC television singing
The Ball will be held, cabaret style, November 3 from
9:00 to 1:00 in the armouries.
Music will be supplied by Ken
Hole's orchestra.
The eleven Homecoming
Queen candidates will be introduced at 9:30 and will be judged shortly after thc introduction of the UBC Olympic Athletes on a 50 per cent vote and
50 per cent judge basis. The
three judges have been chosen
to represent the faculty, the
Alumni, and the students. Clint
Berhams, professor of English, will represent the faculty;
Nathan Nemetz, president of
the Alumni, will represent the
Alumni; and Don Jabour,
president of the Students'
Council, will represent the
Berhams pointed out that he
would only accept the position
of judge on the condition that
he could take the, measurements.
The Queen will be crowned
by the winner of the Great
Trekker Award and will be
honoured by a special song
written for the occasion by a
member of the band.
Lilly Dong, last year's
queen, will be returning as a
special guest of the Ball and
will also assist the Great Trekker in the kick-off of the afternoon football game.
In conjunction with the
Homecoming Ball, Brock Hall
will be open as a reunion
centre for the Alumni faculty,
friends of the University, and
members of this year's graduating class. Students are reminded that they must show
their identification cards to
gain admittance into the
Following the game, Women's Undergraduate Society
will sponsor a dance in the
foyer of the gymnasium.
Homecoming Committee reminds ihe students that couple:;
only are allowed at the Ball
and that tickets must be purchased by advance sale at the
A.MS office.
"Canada's Honeybun," marathon swimmer Carol Gregory,
conquered the chilly waters of
UBC's Lilypond in three minutes, 37 seconds, Thursday
A crowd of 1500 students
crowded around the Pond,
perched on the Library roof, and
cheered from upstairs windows
as the plucky, 14-year-old co-ed
stroked across the 30-foot expanse.
Engineers attempted to disrupt
proceedings by throwing red dye
in the pond an hour before the
swim. During the swim, they
made an unsuccessful attempt
to overturn the rowboat which
paced Carol throughout the
swim. Afterwards, they threw
Pep Club President Mike Jeffery
in the pond.
The mock channel swim, sponsored  by The Ubyssey and the
Pep Club    to    publicize UBC's
Homecoming,   November   3,   re-
' ceived extensive coverage from
I CBUT television and downtown
I newspapers.
As spectators chanted "Take
j iier out, you salty dogs," the shy,
| 14-year-old co-cd stroked her
! way to victory.
Two pages of pictures, stories
and  details of Thursday's swim
will be found on pages four and
, five of today's Ubyssey,
Deadline for 'Tween Classes
is 1.30 p.m. on day prior to
'tween classes
Fisheries Minister
Sinclair Presented
LIBERAL CLUB presents Hon.
James Sinclair, Minister of Fisheries at noon today in Physici
* *      *
meets Friday noon in the Men's
Clubroom of the Brock.
* *      *
S.C.M "Who Is This Christ?"
by John Buchanan. SCM Room
312 in the Auditorium on Friday
* *       *
EL CIRCULO will hold its
third meeting Friday in F & G
102. A film will be shown. All
members and interested people
are asked to attend.
* k        *
presents a noon hour Hi-Fi Reo
ord Session in Chem. 200 today.
Everyone welcome.
(Continued on Page 6)
Friday, October 26, 1956
2 A Fly On A Lightbulb?
the ubyssey      Religion Shouldn't Be
Authorized as second class mall, Post Office Department,
We hope that your complacency has been shattered just
a little.
We hope that your belief in the status quo has perhaps
altered a shade.
We hope that the import of the events in eastern Europe
have caused this.
But we doubt it. ,
President MacKenzie and Univerity of Toronto President
Sidney Smith agreed yesterday that one thing which might
distinguish students from those of yesterday was "motivation,
or, as Dr. Smith so aptly put it "Guts."
We are in danger of earning the appelation of "a gutless"
generation. And 4,000 nigling chuckleheads who waste their
time in foolish clubs will bear us up.
Last Sunday the heroic students of the Budapest "Eqye-
tem" issued freedom ultimatums to their Russian oppresors.
Students at this university and at other universities
throughout Canada are falling down on the job. Ira Gershwin said in the summer time living is easy. Living is too
easy now, summer, winter, eastern Canada or western Canada.
We should recognize and give aid, at least a telegram,
to our courageous conferes in Poland and Hungary to show
that we are at least cognizant of their plight and their
struggle. The onus for this rests on the Students' Council, and
the seven thousand two hundred and twenty-three fantastically lucky students at this university.
Limited By Cult Dogma
Student subscriptions $1.20 per year (Included In AMS fees). Mall
subscriptions $2.00 per year. Single copies five cents. Published
ln Vancouver throughout the University year by the Student
Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society, University of
British Columbia. Editorial opinions expressed herein are those
of the editorial staff of the Ubyssey, and not necessarily those of
the Alma Mater Society or the University. Letters to the Editor
should not be more than ISO words. The Ubyssey reserves the right
to cut letters, and cannot guarantee publication of all letters
Managing Editor    ..Pat Russell     City Editor Jerry Brown
Business Manager- Harry Yuill Sports Editor, Dwayne Erickson
CUP Editor Carol Gregory     Feature Editor, R. Kent-Barber
Photo Editor Dave Wilder     File Editor Sue Ross
Reporters and Desk: Bill Calderwood, Marilyn Smith, Helen
Zukowski, Olie Wurm, John Matters, Tony Faure, Peggy Ebbs-
Conovan, Betsy Blethen.
Sports:   Bruce Allardyce, Ian Todd and Joan Crocker.
Bill Calderwood's excellent
article on the folly of blind
faith indeed illuminates one of
the very glaring drawbacks
to many so-called Christian
However, there is another
unforgivable fault of such religions which is perhaps so
obvious that he did not think
it necessary to mention. But
it is high time that someone
had the courage to state or
rather re-state it.
That fault is the rediculous
and conceited presumption that
limits God to the tenets of some
religion. The beliver in such
a cult has the unfounded presumption to require belief in
its adherents that the ever-
unknowable Principle, or God,
can be "cabined, cribbed, confined" to the stupid beliefs and
faiths of his particular creed.
How can that which is infinite
in scope be forced to fit into
the narrow and limited finite?
i.e., man-made or "saint-made"
dogmas, articles of faith, etc.
Such a belief surely transcends
all attempts at rationality and
has a place only among the day-
d.rems of those who still live
in the fairyland of Alice in i
Let's face it. What a lot
of so-called sects and religious
orders are doing is simply living in a schizophrenic dreamworld of pure and not-so-pure
imagination. Their beliefs aren't
of God, for it is obvious that
a finite mind has not the inate
or developable ability to conceive of the infinite, God. What
are tehir beliefs then? Pure unadulterated mancy—which carried too far would simply make
the believers candidates for
wards in mental hospitals. A
well-known "saint" in one
equally well-known Christian
religion advises his beginners
in the spiritual life to spend
the whole day thinking they
are first, going up the right
arm of Jesus, next going up
his head, next, in his left arm,
then in his leg and so on. The
next day they are to go all over
the procedure again. If this
isn't pure phantasy, what is it?
To call such concepts aids to
the knowledge of God or aids
to the development of spirituality is complete nonsense. And
such examples could be multiplied many many times over.
Supose we wanted to understand electricity. Would we
learn anything at all about it,
if we sat down and imagined
ourselves a fly travelling all
over an electric light bulb?
We might get burnt if our imagination was strong enough,
but that's about all.
In short it would really be
a most educational experience
for university students to submit all beliefs, faiths and dog-
It is noted that in an effort
to overcome the crowded facilities now at the disposal of the
University, a further addition
to the Library is contemplated.
Tentative plans now are that '■
this construction is to begin in |
December of this year, with a
view lo completion sometime in
Since the ratio of students
attending the Winter session is
far greater han that attending
in Summer months, would it
be impertinent to request that
the hammering and sawing
noises of the construction crews
be delayed at least until after
the majority of students have
finished their year's work?
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mas of religion to the light of
reason and fearlessly print the
results so that others can compare the conclusions with their
own deductions. We have passed the stage when we can be
satisfied with the inane statement: "Our religion is simply,
blind unquestioning faith, supported by no reason whatsoever."
UBC students, as everyone
knows, are in a bad way for
money. In past years many have
had trouble in balancing their
budgets and the imminent rise
in liquor prices indicates that
this year the job will be harder
than ever. With the liquor budget up, and the same amount
being spent on Tie Bar ties,
where can students cut down?
Simple. Don't pay your fees.
"Lackaday, si*." we hear you
whine, "Lackaday, for the Bursar is flinty-eyed and stonyhearted, and wise to the wiles
of delinquent fee-dodgers."
Ah, but you haven't heard
the latest dodges. The ones the
bursar hasn't heard about yet.
The Tie Bar will pass them on
to you, if you promise not to
show them to the bursar.
When these handy suggestions
were applied at the Unievrsity
of Torcnto, the bursar there had
to take a month's leave of ab-
sense, and took to reading "Peace
of Soul," by Bishop Fulton
Sheean to reseore his confidence.
"Will they really work?" you
ask. Certainly they will. Your
financial worries are at an end.
The most pennittss pton can
now become a campus Creosus
and maintain a score of nubile
freshettes in his Fort Camp
Without further ado, here they
The Foreign Student Dodge:
Explain to the Registrar that
you're at UBC on a grant from
the Brazilian government. Munching coffee beans is often helpful in convincing the bursar. By
the time his office gets around
to dunning the Brazilian government, there will have been a
revolution, making collection impossible. For guaranteed results,
foment your own revolution.
The family cataclysm: Make
your way into the Bursar's office clutching at the walls and
weeping. Explain between sobs
that your entire family—the oldest and richest inhabitants of
the Peace River District has been
eaten by bears and that you
are temporarily penniless. You
hint however that you are now
sole heir to the Northwest Territories and a seat in Parliament.
Bursars are fawning creatures
when confronted by riches, and
he will undoubtedly agree to
wait until the spring thaw allows your frozen riches to flow
into his vault.
the bursar in a dapper distinguished Tie Bar tie. Your demeanour of good taste and breeding will overawe him immediately and any simple line you choose
to feed him will be accepted as
gospel. You might even suggest
that ycu just don't feel like
paying. You might even get
away with it. THE UBYSSEY
Friday, October 26, 1956
UN Model Assembly
Solves Suez Dispute
Delegates to UN Club's Model Assembly Thursday night
passed a motion recommending the appointment of a Supervisory Commssiion for the Suez Canal.
The assembly reached the decision after a fiery two-and-one-
half hour session in Brock
The motion, presented by India, read that the commission
would have as its functions: (1)
inspection of the efficacy of the
Salvador,   but   was  denied   the
right. i
France was the last country to
speak. The representative urged
that the motion be passed, on
tht grounds that "Nasser is bloated enough as it is, and if we gave
The Norman Invasion of England was a pretty big
thing. They shot King Harold in the eye.
The Bellingham Invasion of last year was a pretty big
thing. They tore up goal posts and even won the game.
But. . . .
This week the eyes of the nation are focused on Tacoma, Washington, as Frank nup leads his Thunderbirds
and assorted camp-followers to battle the College of Pacific
Loggers in the first of the Tacoma Invasions.
Anyone who was unfortunate enough to be at the
burning of the manager of the Leopold Hotel last year in
Bellingham, will realize what a dubious enterprise these
invasions are.
physical operations of the canal; j nim the canal n»s 8reedy little
(2) submission of recommendations to the Egyptian Canal Company in matters of a functional
nature; and (3) submission of
monthly reports to the Secretary
General of the United Nations.
An amendment to the motion
submitted by the United Kingdom, read that the Supervisory
Commission should have the
right to veto any action of the
Suez Canal Company which it
deems incompatible to the charter of the United Nations.
The amendment was rejected
by India, Ceylon and Russia. Jack
Giles, speaking for Russia, said
that "The executive power must
remain in the hands of Egypt."
The amendment was finally
defeated by a two-thirds majority.
When a representative purporting to speak for Palestine
took the floor, his right to speak
was challenged by Larry Rotenberg, speaking for Israel.
A vote was taken, and the
speaker was given the floor.
Rotenberg objected again, however, on the grounds that "a vote
from this body cannot give him
the right to speak. I suggest
that his case be referred to a
credentials committee."
• Professor C. B. Bourne, acting
as president of the assembly,
ruled that this motion was "beside the point," and the representative was finally allowed to
He said that his country was
opposed to the motion, for it violated Egyptian sovereignty.
He later tried to vote for El
eyes would soon espy that he
alone controlled sixty percent
of thc world's oil supply and
drastic results would soon appear."
The motion was put to a vote
at 10:45 p.m. and passed by a
majority of 31 to 15.
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"I Was So
Mad I Cried
urges Carol to greater efforts with an inspirational message chalked on a cafeteria
tray. Gnup's spluttering protege rallied
quickly after reading the message, and
stroked on to victory. Moments later Gnup
and Jeffery "fed" Carol, from the boat during the swim, using a plastic container filled
with thin warm gruel. "It was the only
thing that kept me going," Carol later commented.
—All Photos by Jack Cresswell
BEINfl PRESENTED with Keys to the City at the conclusion of her swim, Carol grins modestly, and accepts her
laurels from Brock Hall barber Peter Van Dyck, whom
Mamooksters pressed into service for the occasion. Minutes after the picture was taken, malevolent Redshirts
tipped Pep Club President Mike Jeffery into the Lilypond.
Wily Ubyssey Editor Sandy Ross escaped a dunking by
disappearing into the crowd at the end of the swim.
Lily Pond
Prizes galore greeted Our
Carol as the courageous little
sweetheart was helped from the
water following her sweet, courageous conquest of the Lily Pond
on Thursday.
Here are some of the lovely,
wonderful Kit's that were presented to our sweet, courageous
little darling:
Four gross of Sunbeam Lady's
Safety Razors.
A life-size, illuminated painting of W. A. C. Bennett discovering the Fraser River,
Two bright red, side-saddle,
motor cycle with an imitation
gold Jimmy Dean fender ornament.
Fourteen expense-free days in
Charlie's Ankle, North Dakota.
fi.OOO moiToe-bound copies of
"Meet  All   Landon."
SI00 000 sale to MGM of mo-
\ ie rights to her life story, to he
used as a .starring vehicle for
Shirley Booth.
One frayed guitar pick, donated by Elvis Presley, .suspended
in alcohol.
Al Pollard, donated by the
B. C, Lions.
An ivory, diamond encrusted
statuette of President Eisenhower that lights up and says
"Pax Vobiscum" when pressed
between the shoulder blades.
Thirty-five live Koala Bears,
and a three month's supply of
eucalyptus leaves.
A five-month's course, free of
charge, on How To Strip Cars In
Your Own Living Room For Fun
and Prifit.
I cried all the way through
Carol's swim Thursday.
I couldn't help it. I just
couldn't.   I was so mad.
Carol was crying loo. Tears
trickled down her face and
mingled with the pond slime.
"I can't make it, Frank," she
sobbed.    "It's  too  far."
She was right, you know.
That great big lily pond was a
terrible stretch of water for a
little girl like her to cross.
She shivered and panted and
yowled and I was there! I saw
her shivering and panting and
yowling exclusively for Ubyssey
"Take her out, you brutes," I
yelled to Gnup and Ross. "Take
her out." But they wouldn't.
Every time her feeble little fingers clutched at the boat they
leaned over and hit her frozen
little paws back into the water.
It was terrible, readers.
I was so mad. Wicked old
hard hearted publisher Ross sat
there in his warm rowboat and
taunted little Carol as she chugged through the freezing pond.
And mean old Gnup sat there
too wrapped up in his warm coat
and leered at the little thing as
she forged on and on.
Our little darling did not mind
their taunts or leers. She kept
going and going and going thru
the cold waters knowing that
Ubyssey readers' prayers was
with her every bit of the way
and swimming on and on and on.
At one terrible point it looked
as though our sweet Honnybun
would  drown.    As    the    slimy |
waters closed    over    her    little j
head,  wonderful heroic Merrill
Leckie jumped in and attempted
to rescue her.   Wasn't that cour-1
ageous of him, readers.
But you know what, those
horrible beasts Gnup and Ross
wouldn't let him. Seizing nasty,
wicked pointed oars, they beat
poor Merrill over the head. He
crowned, and meanwhile little
Carol forged on through the |
All the way round the pondl
Ubyssey  readers were standing
and crying. "Take her out," they
sobbed.   "Take  her   out."     But
Gnup and Ross merely laughed!
their horrible leering laughs andj
urged little Carol    on    and on|
across  the pond.
"It's too far," Carol was moaning. "It's too far, Frank." Butl
Frank did not care, readers. Hel
.just laughed and Ross just|
laughed. They were all laughing, but I was crying. It was sol
horrible to see a little girl forced!
on and on by such wicked men.I
But she made it, readers, she|
made it. She clambered out into the arms of her faithful Bar-I
bara and started to sob with joy.|
"I knew I'd make it, Barbara/
she said. "Thanks to all those)
wonderful Ubyssey readers whol
were praying for me all tflat|
slimy way."
"I knew I'd make it." And you|
know what, readers, she had.
WAITING for the starting whistle, Canada's honeybun
waves to the crowd of 1,500 students, who perched on the
library roof, peered through upstairs windows, and jammed around the edge of the Lilypond. UBC Pep Band,
seen in background, played "God Save The Queen" before
swim began, and ''The Star Spangled Banner" at swim's
end, to underline analogy between last Summer's Port
Angeles effort. Conquers
I    •    •
fi i.-;
|ing, bucking Buildings and Grounds
are Swimming Coach Frank Gnup,
Jib President Mike Jeffery and Ubys-
|tor-In-Chief Sandy Ross. UBC Pep
fas placing "God Save The King"
ture was taken. Towards the end
Ithree-minute swim, when the row-
boat drifted near the edge of the pond
malevolent Redshirts grabbed Ross, and
tipped Jeffery into the water, Ross wriggled
free as Gnup chastened Redshirts with a
swinging oar. At conclusion of the swim,
Redshirts finished the job, and threw Jeffery completely into the pond.
I 3
Closure Is
ING COACH Frank Gnup leads the parade from
Ions Board Office to Lilypond, scene of Thursday's
|athon swim. Little heroine Carol Gregory i.s car-
louders of Merill Leckie and Tony Pantages. Dur-
Leckie leaped into the pond to "pace" Carol to
line. Coach Gnup sternly refused Leckies's offer
lid drove him from the pond with a swipe of the
"The use of the closure motion in the last session of parlia-
| ment has set a dangerous prece-
| dent," Angus Maclnnes, CCF
| Member of Parliament for Van-
j couver-Kingsway, said Thursday.
Maclnnes, who was speaking
! to an audience of 250 at a Parliamentary Forum - sponsored
meeting in Arts 100, deplored
the fact that the speaker of thc
House, Reno Boaudoin, "took it
upon himself to assist tho government in passing the (pipeline)  bill."
Maclnnes explained that the
motion of closure was used toj
rush the bill through the Mouse!
in one day, in order to meet a;
deadline set by the finanfee com-'
pany. I
"It takes six months to Inula;
a pipeline," Maclnnes said, "and
(100 years to  build  the tradition
of Parliamentary government."
"Because of the precedent set.
freedom of debate may have
died in the Canadian Parliament,"  he concluded.
Representatives of campus
clubs and organizations who
would like publicity in downtown papers for social events
are asked to give information
concerning the events, a week
in advance, to either Carol
Gregory (Sun), Kathy Archibald (Province), or Marilyn
Smith (Herald) in the Publications Board offices, north of
Brock basement.
EXAMINING PHYSICIAN Ernie Ledgerwood examines
a small mole on Carol's back, before the swim begins.
"Canada's Honeybun" adjusts her goggles in preparation
for the epic swim. Carol was attended by ex-marathoner
and Ubyssey Managing Edtor Patricia Russell, who gave
rundowns, and hot compresses and applied swimming
grease before the swim. To guard against pneumonia, Carol
was hustled away from the crowd at the conclusion of the
swim, and given hot showers in the women's gymnasium.
Carol Thanks Her
Loyal Supporters
—Golly, it all came true. I
Dt> you know what I think"
I think it was because when I
saw how many of all you won-
clerrul people were there to
cheer me on, I was doing it both
for you and for me.
And here I am, f 1\ ing aboard
a TCA North Star (gosh, isn't
Sandy wonderful'.' Me kept his
promise) to rest in the healthy
high altitude of Edmonton for
three or four days until I'm
better, and can come back to
<>ur  wonderful  campus,
Jeepers, I make il sound like
I'm sick or something, don't IV
Well, what I mean is, I'm Mirt
of worn out from all the excitement and tension, and think a
Utile rest will do the world of
Golly and gosh, I want to
thank all you people for just
being -there. And that poachy
Frank, what a man, I mean, a
coach. (You know, I can't mention anything nice about the
men who helped me make the
swim, but what somebody starts
linking us together—romantically).
But, you know, he was swell.
He  knew just  what to  do,  and
when. There we were, out there
in the middle and me just about
under, and Frank? Did lie haul
mo out and lose me my victory?
NO, He knew how much it
meant to me. and, although some
of you thought he was being
heartless, he slapped me heavily
with an oar to keep me conscious.
Honest t;i goodness, I don't
know if I'll ever he the same
now. I feel as il I've conquered
the world. 1 feci as it nothing
will be too gicat a challenge
When any of you want any
advice about fulfilling your life's
goal, I co hope you'll tell me
and ask me fur some help. I
mean, if I can ever do anything
for any of you, I sure want to.
And so now I end the most
important chapter in my as vet
young life, and as for the future,
I don't think I could ever recapture the thrill of yesterday,
and so I think I'll slop swimming  for good.
Golly, don't you think I
I think now, when I return to
UBC, I'll study just as hard as I
trained, and make it my new
(Continued from Pag* 1)
CAMERA CLUB presents Fred
Burlin speaking on Portrait Photography. Mr. Burlin is President of the B. C. Professional
Photographers Assn. and is an
expert in his field.
* * *
FIRST NEWMAN CLUB discussion group on "Apologetics"
begins on Sunday evening at the
Newman Club Hut at 8.1^. All
are cordially invited.
MUSSOC'S Monday record
program consists of music by the
Don Cossack'? Members bring
your lunch to the clubroom at
*      *      *
CCF CLUB will hold an im-
Friday, October 26, 1956
For Pure Pleasure
...HA VI
portant   executive   meeting   on
Monday noon in Arts 106.
* *      *
will hold a general meeting in
Arts 103 on Monday noon.
* *      *
NEWMAN CLUB discussion
group on "Marriage" begins on
Monday at 4 p.m. in Physics 304.
* *       *
UN CLUB. Louh Pcriuban |
speaks on thc Asian Revolution
and the West on Fri., Oct. 26 at
r.oon in Physics 200. All UN
Club members welcome and all
* *       *
Friday noon. N. Brock Music
Room, featuring exerpts from
Moussorsky's Boris  Gousanov.
* *      *
chipping and demonstration by
Dr. Borden, Archaeology Lab,
basement Arts Building, Friday
* *       *
Fall Dance will be held on Fri-
I     Studying still \
* isn't fun, Dad-but it's    1
1     sure a lot easier with      |
* these new lamps.     /
In five hours, a hundred-watt bulb
uses about a' ^nny's worth of electricity.
Not very much t"» pay to see better, is it?
Look around your house and see
where bigger bulbs and more lamps
can put a new light on better living.
Sight is precious — light is cheap.
day, October 26, at the Horse-
shoe Restaurant on East Hastings, from 8.30 to 1.00. Tickets
from I.H. in hut L-4, or at the
* *      *
meeting to be held in Arts 106,
Friday, October 26, at 12.30.
Girls are needed and welcome.
* *      *
Liberty Union in Arts 103, Friday noon.
* *      *
Society council will meet on
Friday, October 26, in Physics
301 at 12.30. All English class
representatives take note and be
* *      *
will hold a general meeting on
Friday, October 26, in Hut L-2.
PSYCHOLOGY CLUB presents Dr. E. Signori speaking on
Hypnotism, Friday noon, Oct.
26 in Hut M-2. This talk is
preliminary to a future demonstration.
* *      *
CCF CLUB invites students
interested in working on the
club newspaper to meet with editor Al Forrest Monday noon in
Arts 106.
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Come see War and Peace! Come see the outrageously boring Battle of Borodino! Come
see Audrey Hepburn the just-like-real mechanical doll! Wind her up and watch her go! She
laughs, she cries, she bats her eyes. Come see knock-kneed, frog-eyed Mel Ferrer recite his
lines with a torpid lack of enthusiasm only equalled   in   movie  history   when   Ray   Milland
blundered across the screen in "The Girl In The Red Velvet Swing!" But keep your distance
if you're a Tolstoi fan, or particularly adverse to pseudo-Russian horse opera.
Count Leo flapped a mean
lip in his 1200-page original,
but King Vidor's shameless De-
Milleization of the novel is so
blithely diaphanous that he
might just as well have engaged Stewart Granger and Maureen O'Hara for leading roles,
and Peter Lorre for Napoleon.
The thing struts and frets its
three and a half ponderous
hours upon the screen, full of
co-ordinated sound and calculated fury signifying nothing,
and then is gone, leaving only
a Vista-Vision haze and an
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Wilfred Lawson, Herbert
Lorn, Helmut Dantine, Vittorio
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have, within the limits imposed by huckster Vidor's furtive
little screenplay, discharged
their acting chores capably,
and Henry Fonda grapples
manfuilly with Pierre, Tolstoi's hulking idealist, but their
efforts are in vain. The film
is a God-damned travesty, a
big stinkeroo, fit only for
Commercemen, debutantes,
and Saturday Evening Post
The Deer Park"
A Lusty Novel
"THE DEER PARK," a novel by Norman Mailer; published by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York; 375 pages.
Accursed from their birth they be
Who seek to find monagamy,
Pursuing it from bed to bed—
I think they would be better dead,
was a though of Dorothy Parker's about twenty years ago. It
seems, indeed, to be a thought of Norman Mailer's in his book
The Deer Park, though Mr. Mailer is hardly as pithy.
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By his bitter and astringent
photography in The Naked and
the Dead, Mr. Mailer has proven
what an inflexible moralist he
is, but apparently not content
with that sermon from the pulpit, he has rescended to guide us
through the moral slums of our
society, represented by Palm
Springs, and rub our noses in
Producers, directors, actors,
actresses, scenario writers and
their assorted retinues of solicitors, sycophants, and male and
female mistresses, all down from
Hollywood for a roll in the sun,
comprise Mr. Mailer's cast of
characters, and the novel flashes
at a dizzying pace through the
gilded fornicatoriums in which
they pass their time.
Strolling through these bawdy
book's action that O'Shaugnessy
forms his ethics and attitudes,
and as all philosophical speculation is reciprically conducted in
a horizontal attitude, he proves
an eager student.
Scattered along the way are
random speculations upon political integrity, self-determination, and the like, but these are
generally either of such pedestrian or befuddled nature, that it
is obvious that Mr. Mailer has
given these only passing consideration, so passionately in-
grossed is lie in The Deer Park's
central problem.
That problem, as you may
have guessed, is Sex. Indeed,
O'Shaugnessy eventually presents to God the question that
Mr. Mailer has been toying with
for some 400-odd pages.
"Would you agree," asks O'Shaugnessy of God, "that Sex is
halls   i.s   one   Sergius   O'Shaug-  w\K,re philosophy begins?"
nessy, a handsome young man so
reliant upon instinct and so intellectually unwritten upon, that
I can only assume that he is Mr.
Mailer's conception of a comoo-l
site of the congregation to whom'
lie is addressing this book.
It is in the desert heat of the
sexual   frav   that   comprises   the
And God replies, in somewhat
Maierian fashion: "Rather Think
of Sex as Time, and Time as the
■' nnection of new circuits."
After which, Messrs. Mailer
a al O'Shaugnessy retire, smilingly smug in their uique cult,
and God, we are to assume, resumes his reading of True Confession  Monthly.
Irish Author
Torn To Bits
A review of the novel, MOLLOY, by the Irish author
Samuel Beckett, published in 1955 by the Grove Press.
The novel is in only two parts: the first dealing with
the private world of an aged man, Molloy, as he wanders
in search of Kis mother; the second, with the difficulties
encountered by an agent, Moran, in fulflilling his assignment of locating Molloy. I must admit uncertainty as to the
exact narrative, as I found it somewhat tangled by the two
narrators, Molloy and Moran. The first of the sections
appears to be an account by Molloy of the occurences which
precede his arrival at his mother's quarters. Chronologically, these include a sojurn at the home of a charitable woman, a brief respite at a seacave, the beating of a stranger
met in the forest, and finally the long winter of sliding
through the forest in a reptilian fashion in order to reach
his mother.
As a result of the loss of control of his sensory organs,
nomenclature, and memory, the mirasmic Molloy relates
these happenings in a curiously obfuscated manner, and
the immediate effect is the infusion of a singular, alien
quality with the tale. Contributing to this effect is Molloy's
estrangement from most human ties, which is made apparent not only in his behaviour, but in his negative observations concerning human activity.
Examples are provided by Molloy's views on
heterosexual love, and the more significant here, Mother
Love. Molloy's thoughts of his "true love" for an ancient
woman met in a garbage dump recall behaviourism, the
marriage manual, and vitiate the more esoteric connotations of this phrase. Mother Love is important in that Molloy's blind quest for his mother motivates this section,
and for no other reason. His description of the physical appearance of Mother Molloy is offensive to the extent of
being nauseating and the only evidence of any affection
for her is his willingness to forgive the jostling received in
her womb. This veniality, of course, along with Molloy's
"desire" to return to his mother, are parts of a travesty at
the expense of Freud.
In terms of negation, the second section is less pyrotechnic than the first, with only the occasional blasphemy.
The hero, James Moran, a middle-aged widower with a
young son, is evidently employed as an agent lor his employer, and for purposes quite unknown to us. He is ordered
to go with his son to the "Molloy" country and find Molloy,
without being informed as to procedure upon locating him.
Regardless he and his son set out. However, the boyv
who is constantly being tourtured and baited by the captious questions of Moran, eventually deserts his father.
Now commences a sequence of events quite similar
to Molloy's tale. Moran meets a stranger in the forest and
beats him to death. His legs become swollen and atrophied
and his is forced to spend the winter crawling homeward.
And finally, in late spring, upon arrival at his house, he has
acquired completely the nihilism of Molloy. "I have been
a man long enough, I shall not put up with it anymore, I
shall not try anymore."
Here, the novel ends. At first consideration it seems
to compare with MacBeth's bleak characterization of human life, but this is not entirely the case. Moran and Molloy
rejected much; but in doing so they gained a paradisical
outlook in which the past and future do not have their
usual sterilizing effects. A more obvious point of comparison
is that both expressions of despair are expressed in exceptional language. One cannot avoid noticing Samuel Beckett's
writing, whic embodies a strange dreamlike quality without
loss of forward motion. Whether the philosophy of thc book
i.s appealing or not, Beckett's unique style is a constant
source   of   wonderment   and   pleasure   for   the   reader   of
Hoop Outlook
Not Too Bright
Monday night basketball fans can get a preview of the
1956-57 Thunderbirds in action against Canada's best.
The 'Birds will face the Canadian Olympic squad in a
perliminary to the Harlem Globetrotter show.
Big Trip
The California-bound 'Birds
soccer team meet tough North
Van. Celtic in North Van. at
confederation Park Saturday at
2 p.m.
Coach Jack Pomfret, also assistant coach to the Olympic
team gives little hope for his
charges to score an upset after
only two weeks of practice.
"We'll just throw out twelve or
fifteen able bodies to give the
Olympians a work-out," he explains.
With Ed Wilde playing for the
Olympians, and Mike Fraser out
for the season with a strained
back, only five holdovers will
dress. They are guards Barry
Drummond and Gordie Gimple,
forwards Ted Saunders and Jim
Pollock, and centre Lyall Levy.
Other bodies on hand will be
This fourth and final tune-up j last year's Jayvees Dave Milne,
Friday, October 26, 1956
game before the California series
will be the toughest to date for
Laurie Veitch,
Gordon May;
Ron Semke and
and    newcomers
the Varsity squad.    Celtics are | Duncan McCallum, Bob Ramsay,
currently in third spot, one point j Mort Schloss, Lynn Holmes, Er-
behind   the   as     yet     unbeaten  nie  Montgomery  and Dave  De-
'Birds, and will be out to vault maresq.
into second place at the expense
of Varsity.
Last season, in cup competition, Celtics held the 'Birds to a
two-all draw, then went down I ^
by the highly respectable score
of one to nothing in the replay
They won't be any easier to beat
this season.
Coach Ed. Luckett will make
final announcement with regard
to the players who will travel to
Berkeley, after Saturday's game
'Birds leave Thursday morning,
November 1st, for a two-game
There is some rumour that one
or two players may be ineligible
for the trip. Apparently the
soccer team is being placed on a
"Class A" basis, that is, for this
series the 'Birds will be subject
to the same eligibility rules that
govern the UBC teams involed
in the Evergreen Conference.
. they all love me tenderly
Rugger Coaches
In Deep Trouble
Albert Laithwaite and Max Howell, braintrusts of University rugby, are faced with a problem, namely that the rugby
code allows only fifteen men on a team.
"We are three deep in backs of first division calibre and
there's no place to put them," Howell moans. In short, the
coaches are in the position of having to play backs on the
third team, who have the ability for Varsity competition,
Jayvees To
Try Again
"UBC Jayvees football squad,
still looking for their first win
of the season, have two opportunities to improve their record
this weekend.
Tonight at Queen's Park in
New Westminster, they tackle
Vancouver College, beginning at
8 o'clock.
Tomorrow afternoon they play
a return engagement with Western Washington Jayvees, who
humiliated UBC 58-0, in Bellingham two weeks ago.
Starting time is 2 p.m. and the
game will be played on the Aggie field.
Head football coach Frank
Gnup said that he was extremely happy with the large turnouts. However, no matter how
big the turnout was, the Junior
Birds have failed in four attempts to score a victory.
"But," UBC's best optimistic
coach says, "they're learning,
maybe thc hard way, but they're
Seek Win
In Tacoma
With a line average of 235
pounds and a four won no loss
record, the College of Puget
Sound Loggers are SLIGHT
favorites to beat the UBC Thunderbirds in Tacoma tomorrow
The only comment football
coach Frank Gnup could offer!
was, "I don't think our guys had
better go down there. All we
could do with those guys is run
around them and pass over their
The Birds will be at full
strength for their fifth Evergreen Conference outing except
at the halfback post. Wayne
Aiken will fill in for
Eagle, out for the season with
a leg injury. Ian Stewart will
handle the rest of the halfback
There are also several forwards who have no home, like
Pat Jackson, Ron Longstaffe,
Buzz Hudson and George Shilling.
These boys have to settle for
a spot on the second team,
not because they are not ready
for first division action, but
because Laithwaite has eight
forwards who are veteran Varsity performers, and are definitely Varsity material.
. . . an old one.
Pomfret a good look at the new
boys (and even some of the old
ones) and ready the Birds for the
traditional homecoming game
with the Grads, November 2 .
Meanwhile, Jayvee coach
Peter Mullins has his problems.
Opening of the Senior "A" League is less than two weeks away
and, until the Thunderbirds are
definitely chosen, he won't know
exactly what he has to work
But Mullins has one consolation. It isn't his team that has
to face the potent Olympic
Jack Henwood, sparking the
team to a near upset against the
Whitworth Pirates last week,
will again take the fullback post.
Rounding out the back field
are Roger Kronquist and Richie
Eustis sharing the signal calling
The only change in the line
will be at the guard spot. Tom
Tonybee, suffering from a char-
ley horse might have to give up
his starting position to Phil
However, with the spark the
Birds showed last week, they
are out to prove that there's fire
in the sparks. Last year's 33-6
win by the Loggers was a far
cry from the days of '35 when
UBC fell victim to scores of
60-0 and 58-0.
UNLESS . . .
In fairness to these boys,
they could not be replaced unless they show signs of slacking.
There are also two fine backs
from   Victoriac   Merlin   Hawes (
and   Willis,   both   centres,   who ]
have   to   play   behind   veteran |
Pete Tynan and Irishman Paddy   Sloan.
Malcom Anderson and Julian Barker are two outstand- [
ing fly-halves, but with Ted
Hunt, in his third year of Varsity play, and one of the outstanding backs in UBC rugby
history, occupying the position
on the Chiefs, they seem des-
Brucej tined to a season with the
Braves   or  Tomahawks.
Mason and Fox, a centre and
half back respectively, and another pair who have the ability
but for whom there isn't the
SpoJdA Sho/dA
The UBC Thunderbird ice
hockey squad is looking for a
manager. Anybody interested
please notify "Bus" Philips in
the War Memorial Gym. A trip
to Edmonton and several excursions to Vancouver Island are
included in the hockey schedule.
The first practice of the Women's Track and Field Team will
be held on Thursday, November
1, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Stadium, with Peter Mullins coaching.    All interested turn out.
Varsity cross country track
team will compete in the British
Columbia championship cross
country meet on Saturday at
Brockton Point.
Clubs placing entries in the
meet are: UBC, Western Sports
Centre, Vancouver Olympic Club
and probably Washington Athletic Club.
The one shining light in the
life of these poor excluded chaps
appears to be the possibility of
making the trip to California.
Twenty-one players make the
trip, there's room for somebody.
The coaches know these boys
have the stuff, and will take
the first opportunity that shows
to give them a chance at the
Varsity. /
If they do prove themselves
they will probably stay there,
once they have made the jump,
as did Doug Muir, Hugh Barker,
Mike Chambers and Gary Sinclair last year.


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