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Vol. XL
No. 53
Liberals Defeat Opposition
Pass Throne Speech
In 'Mock Parliament'
Newly-elected Mock Parliament's Liberal Government,
yesterday passed their Throne Speech.
Features of the Throne Speech included recognition of
Red China, an increase in Old Age Pensions, reduction in the
Defense Budget, increased Income Tax deductions for University students, and extension of the Northern Alberta Railways
to Fairbanks.
Malcolm Anderson declared
in moving adoption of the
Throne Speech, "We will be accused of being Socialists . . . but
we distinguish between Socialism and Social Reform."
THE REPRESENTATIVES of the Canadian Democratic Club present their version
of the Canadian flag to the Mock Parliament yesterday at noon in Brock Hall. They
are surrounded  by various unsympathetic
and unamused fellow parliamentarians. Ten
students and fifteen professors from the
U.S.A. were among the spectators.
—Phto bv Mark Underhill.
Burials Distinguishing Feature Of
Civilization-Showmanship Must Go
Burial practices of North American society were discussed and criticized by Mr.
P. Perry, president of the Memorial Society of British Columbia, in Arts 103 Thursday noon.
"Burial practices are one of the most improtant and distinguishing features of a civilization," Mr. Perry told his Unitarian club audience.
Deadline ior 'Tween Claiiei
it 1.30 p.m. on day prior to
'tween dosses
Mental Health Film
Here at Noon
Students To
See Victoria
Students from 22 overseas
countries will travel to Victoria
this weekend to lunch with the
minister of education and hear
debates in the provincial legislature.
The Victoria Rotary Club, the
.Victoria Branch of the University Women's Club and the B.C.
Electric will sponsor the two-
clay visit to the capital of 29
UBC students, three Art School
studen's and two Vocational Institute students. They represent
countries in Europe, South America, the Far East, and Africa.
The students, accompanied by
Mr. George Hall of the Vancou
ver Rolnry Club, will leave for
Nanaimo Friday morning, then
travel by bus to Victoria where
(hey will have lunch in the
Parliament Buildings with the
Hon. Leslie Peterson, Minister
ol' Education.
Friday afternoon they will vis
ii   the   leMis'a'nro,   and   l:o, r  at
|i'i\|  a dinner  :.*iven by tim Yi
t'iria    Potarv    Club.   Tia y    w :'
May    in    pri\
Funeral customs of today's society are marked by two primary trends: evasion of the realities of death, and ostentation
in burial ceremonies. "Coffin"
has become "casket"; "died" has
become "passed away," in the
effort to evade the reality of
death. Size and spectacle of funeral processions has been substituted for a simple sincere service.
The approach which Mr. Perry
outlined is* characterized by:
(1) Acceptance of death as a
reality of life.
(2) Humility in funerals, rather than showmanship.
(3) Serving needs of the living, rather than honouring the
Cost of funeral rites may not
be exorbitant, but the rites
themselves are often unduly ostentatious. Bereaved people are
extremely susceptable to arguments for an expensive funeral,
resulting in funerals which are
often too burdensome for the
family, and which are invariably
larger than the deceased person would have desired.
To avoid this, burial arrangements should be made in advance by individuals.
American students attending
Thursday's session of Mock Parliament spoke favorably of their
welcome to UBC.
The delegation of ten students
and fifteen professors are visiting under the sponsorship of
the Citizen Clearing  House.
"We have been very impressed," said Marlone Mojas of Senile University. "It has been
Larry DeLormd of The College of Puget Sound in Tacoma,
Washington, was eloquent in
his praise of the conference.
"I feel that what we've seen
gives us an idea of our own
naive attitude toward Canada,"
he stated.
Ken MacKenzie, in seconding
the  Speech,  recommended  that
extension of the Northern Alberta Railways would eliminate aj TODAY
major barrier to dcveldoment ofj     PSYCH CLUB—Elections and
northern  resources.                         sound film "Men In Danger" —.
| Mental Health In Industry, Fri-
•In   five  years,"     he    stated.|day noon HM.2,
"Whitehorse will be the capital' if,      if,      if,
of Canada's eleventh province."!     CIVIL    LIBERTIES    UNION
^.„ .        ,     ,        r .,     meot   in   Arts   103   Monday   at
lorry  O Brian,  leader of the  ^ 30
Conservative    Opposition,    sub- if,      if.      if,
mitted   an   amendment   to   the      LUTHERAN Student Associa«
Liberal proposal, charging  that tion—Please note that the Fire-
recognition  of   Red  China   wasjsjde scheduled for March 3 has
,    „ . been postponed until March 10.
only for one reason-increased !place  win   be  announced   next
trade. week.
**•       *t*       v
VCF  presents  a  Bible  study
on   St.   John's   Gospel, -Friday
noon in Arts 206.
V V *P
Hawkins Dance, Sat., March 2,
at 8.30. Place not known, to be
posted in HL-5. Dress Hard-
*V *f* *V
U.N. SEMINAR continues to-
day at 4.15 in Room 852 of the
Library. Prof. Davies and Dean
Andrew will lead the discussion
on the topic: "Do Foreign Policies Have a Moral Base?"
if* if* if*
U.N. CLUB general meeting.
Purpose, elections. All members
please attend.
if,      if.      if.
"Our idea."  lit1 continued,  "is
that Canada needs to realize its
own potential." "Conditions may
be   reversed    in   twenty   years.
••The   objective   of  the   B.   C. \ between   the   United   Slates  and
Temorial  Society is to develop! Canada,   as   far    as   leadership
ir.'t'.'-i'M of funeral observance | 1S  foncerned."
Socred chief Mel Smith further protested the Liberals' proposition, elaborating on his opposition to the government's
tight money policy. "We advocate tighter production of consumer goods," he declared.
A CCF speaker charged the
government with enforcing decadent economic policies of the
Nineteenth Century, restricting
Canadian investments, and giving Americans freedom.
In general debate following,
Prime Minister Derek Mason
charged the Opposition with irresponsibility  in  proposing  am-
endments with no idea of the ANGUCAN STUDENTS __
insurmountable problems to be Special students service of Holy
solved. Communion  to  be  followed  by
.-, ,. . T      ,    breakfast, St. Anselm's Church,
Conservative speaker    Lynda'      .        . '    _,   ,
j University   Blvd.,   7.30   a.m.   on
Gates opposed a raise in Old Age jviarch 6
Pensions,  declaring    that    they!     V.O.C. new executive come to
would by necessity raise taxes,     regular   executive    meeting   on
. , Tuesday,   March   5,   at   12.30   in
Ihe   Union     Jack     displayed   »r.    ,no
over Speaker Bill MarehakV BACH at the Brock — Music
chair came under attack by NRP'Appreciation Club presents re-
head Gerrv Genicom 'How," > corded program of Bach's Bran-
he   asked,    'can   the   Canadians ^"burg   Concertos     in     Brock
Music   Room,   Friday   noon.   All
around   me sit   under  a  ioreign   .     .     ,
CAMERA CLUB      R. Marlow
to speak on Commercial  Photo-
Deputy    Prime    Minister  Isy
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lii.ii wiil be simple, dignified,
mil inexpensive," said Mr.
'mry.   To   do   this,   the   Society
'aipma's lo:
Mi   Provide   non-profit    facili-
■      ih>-ough   which   individuals
ay plan their own burial riles.
; .'. i   Investigate  the  high   costs
ic'.i   the  conventional funeral
Delormd said that the conferences should be conl'nued each
year, with Canadian students
visiting American Colleges and
"Our v.ek arne," declared Robin Ryan, of the University "of
Wii: hington, "was all that wt
could ever have asked for."
graphy Friday noon in Arts 204.
| Wolfe defended tight money policies in summing up. "If we Committee will hold a second
allow foreign investment into, meeting this Friday noon in
Canada, we will have to suffer Chem 100.
"We   have   here
looking   document,
along with it, surel
are coming."
Dr. Paris Constan-
tinidis will speak on the respective merits of (he microscopes
:i ioi'wurrl demonstrated at bust week's
if vv go meeting.
act oar days (Continued on Page 4)
Friday, March 1, 1957
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Prof. Corbett Writes:
A Policy Change
For many years economists have recognized the greatest
problem of Canada as being a shortage of population.
Yet for many years the government has refused to recognize the problem. It is therefore with surprise that we
hear of Immigration Minister Pickersgill's announcement that
approximately 25,000 British immigrants will be brought
to Canada by mid-summer. Unofficial estimates which leaked
out earlier quoted a 100,000 figure for this year's total number of immigrants to Canada.
The most surprising part of the mass immigration policies is that immigrants are being encouraged to come through
labulously reduced fares, greater range of possible landing
spols, and special  family prices.
By means of a massive 350-pIane airlift the immigrants
will be able to make the entire trip for a cost less than $200.
Furthermore, many of them will land straight into central
Canada saving considerable train fare on arrival in Canada.
And they will arrive in time to be available for summer projects, by this well-timed venture. They will be more equitably-
distributed than ever before, and as a result, more useful
to Canada and more likely to find* quick employment.
Most of the immigrants will be British, but many will be
non-British Europeans, not including the Hungarian refugees.
Mr. Pickersgill announced with profound regret that he was
unable to induce many Frenchmen to come to Canada. He
is, as a possible candidate for Prime Minister, well aware of
the Liberal Frenchmen  in Quebec.
This is evidently only the beginning of a new policy
for the government. Another facet of it is se£n in the government's attempts this year to induce University graduates to go to Europe for the purpose of stimulating immigration. Currently boards all over Canada are seeking suitable graduates to act as salesmeh of Canada, waving fantastic bonus-prizes before likely prospects.
It seems that the government has suddenly awakened
to the fact that as conditions in Europe continue to improve,
immigration will decrease. According to economists, immigration will almost be at a standstill as far as Canada is concerned, within five years, unless some artificial stimulation
is applied.
The concrete steps taken by the government to obtain
European immigrants before they lose interest is commendable.
But overdue.
We Arooned
The United States Customs has evidently decided to
retaliate. For years the two left wing parties in Canada have
complained against the steadinly increasing flow of natural
resources of our southern neighbour, one result being Canadian stinginess  over Columbia  water  rights.
Recently the U.S. found a leakage of its natural resources
into Canada, and ever since the discovery, Canadian comic-
strip readers have been without King Aroo.
Another possible reason for the sudden death of this
satirical strip is the fact Ihe the Republican symbol is an
elephant. Mr. Elephant appearing with King Aroo had an unusually short memory. Perhaps il was not wise for Mr. Eisenhower and the GOP to publicise *lhe obvious parallel.
In any event, it appears as if Canadians will be forced to
discover some raw material of their own to replace the only
competitor  for  Pogo,
We buried higher education and with it a large part
of our culture last week when the budget was announced.
It appears now that one of the finest cultural works from
across the border has also been buried.
We mourn the departed.
Canadian Immigration
Policies Inadequate
(Editor's Note:—The following Critique of Canada's Immigration Policy has been extracted from the book recently
published under the same title
by David C. Corbett, assistant
Professor of Political Science,
UBC. Mr. Corbett here points
out the International Implications of Canada's policy).
Canada's Immigration Policy
cannot be regarded as a matter
of exclusively national concern. It affects other people.
The way it affects them, and
the way their reaction affects
us, should be considered when
the policy is planned. Not only the policy itself, but also
the method of administration
have international repercussions.
Canadian policy favors certain nationalities and discourages others. These preferences are not discussed openly in
Parliament nor do they appear
in thc Immigration Act. Instead, the Act gives the Cabinet a vaguely defined and all-
embracing power to make regulations excluding people on
various grounds including nationality.
The applicant who knows
the exact laws and regulations
under which he has been rejected, and who has had a proper opportunity to present his
case and to appeal the decision
if necessary, should feel that
he has been treated fairly.
This feeling will be enhanced, it seems to me, once we
have an Immigration Act and
Immigration Regulations which
clearly define the policies of
the Department, and a more
formal procedure on applications for visas and admission.
Tho Act could be made more
specific, and some of its delegating clauses tightened up,
Parliament itself could make
more of the law, the Immigration Regulations could be made
to contain the remaining substance of the Department's policy: th8 Act and Regulations
would then serve as a more definite guide to prospective immigrants or their advisers as
to the chances of admission.
Canada's policy has to be
formulated in a world which
is jittery about over population. Over-population is already an acute problem in
some countries.
In the last hundred years the
world's population has just
about doubled. It is now over
two and a half billion people,
but in the next twenty-five
years, at least a billion more
will be added, and by the end
of the century it may reach
five or six billion.
The question is, can the
world feed these people? The
areas with thc rising rates of
many cases, areas with under-
population growth are also, in
developed economies.
In India, Indonesia, Ceylon,
Malaya, the Caribbean Islands
and Central America, standards of living have apparently
been going down, and may go
down still further,
These countries are over-
populated in the sense that
they have so few resources and
so little capital in relation to
existing . population that they
face declining standards of living when population grows
still further.
They look anxiously to the
possibility of speeding up their
accumulation of capital, and
borrowing the advanced technology of the Western indus--
trial nations. Meanwhile they
do what they can to slow down
their rapid growth of population.
Thus the two ways of solving the problem of population
pressure offer little hope for
the near future. Neither birth
control nor economic development will solve the problem
quickly, though in the long run
they are the answer.
There is a third possibility,
one which might appeal strongly to people looking desperately for an immediate solution.
The third approach to the problem is international transfer
of population, the moving of
surplus populations .to .rich
under populated areas.
Can we stand back uncon-
corned and leave over populated countries to solve their
own problems, while we Retain
a disproportionate share of the
world's resources for our own
use? It seems to me that we
are compelled to treat our resources «s a trust, to be administered not in our own interest
alone but for the benefit of
humanity in general.
Yet the question need not be
argued in these terms. Doubtless if we accepted the proposition that the world's resources ought to be equally at the
disposal of everyone, we could
be compelled to admit an over-
populated country's claim to
share our wealth.
But if we are not prepared
to go as far as that, there are
still commonly accepted principles on which an appeal can
be based.
It can be urged by countries
in need (and many in Canada
would feel obliged to agree)
that, our land and resources
should be regarded as ours in
a limited sense only. They are
ours, certainly, by virtue of the
fact that we have occupied
them unchallenged for a long
time, and that no one who is
strong enough to take them
from us has ever wished to do
so. They are ours by virtue of
the commonly accepted doctrines of national severeignty.
On the other hand, it can be
convincingly argued, they are
not ours to do with absolutely
as we like. The possession of
them imposes responsibilities,
and these responsibilities are
not necessarily enforced by superior strength from outside.
If we ignored them we might
get away with it for a long
time. However, these responsibilities are enforced by our
inner convictions, and by our
stand before the world as upholders of certain principles
which we would not desert
without loss of honor, prestige
and power.
We have a responsibility, I
have suggested, to use our resources in the interests not
only of ourselves, but of the
whole human family. I think
this is how we should interpret
our Western philosophic and
religious tradition. That tradition includes, as an important element, ethical principles
implying that the rich and the
powerful always owe a duty of
assistance to those in need.
Many people in Canada expect
their statesmen to represent
such a principle at home and
They may not, of course, be
willing to follow this principle
to the point where they would
be reduced lo real discomfort,
or to equality with the poor.
But, on ihe other hand, they
would be shocked by any Canadian statesman who stood before the world as an upholder
of the principle that might is
right, and they would repudiate him.
From this I deduce that Canada's rulers are, to some degree, bound by the principle
that wealth imposes responsibilities. They are not perfectly
free to act in a contrary spirit.
to pass by on the other side
when a country suffering frorr.
over-population appeals for
We in Canada seem to face
an unpleasant choice. Either
we are illiberal in our policy
of admission, or else we expose
non-whites in Canada to illiberal treatment.
Our policy has been to keep
non-white immigration to a
minimum, but at the same time
to try to improve the status of
non-white minorities in Canada
through legislation.
There are now no color barriers to the acquisition of Canadian citizenship, and no color
barriers in the exercise of the
Some provinces have enacted Fair Employment Practices
legislation to protect minorities against discrimination in
One province has a Bill of
Rights aimed at protecting persons under civil and provincial
law from any racial or religious discrimination. Court decisions have made it difficult, if
not impossible, to enforce restrictive covenants in the sale
or  lease of real estate.
Gradually the legal props of
color prejudice in Canada are
being knocked down. It is to
be hoped that education, and
the persuasive efforts of the
Citizenship Branch of the Federal Government, can weaken
color prejudice in its social and
personal manifestations.
Meanwhile, the barrier is
kept up against non-white immigration, apart from certain
The policies Canada adopts in
the field of immigration are
a test of this nation's citizenship in the international community. We are not yet compelled by a world government
to follow policies dictated by
the whole world's needs. Yet
we cannot escape responsibility
to the world community. The
world community's sanctions
are only moral ones, but they
must influence Canada's policy. ►.V
Friday, March 1, 1957
lie far
Last week, we were approached by the girls from the Pan
Hellenic Council and the boys
from IFC. They had a problem,
and they didn't mince words.
Hungarian Training
Found Incompetent
Hungarian student relief programme, sponsored by UBC
World University Service Committee, is receiving a set-back
due to the "incompetent" programme for educating the students in English.
"We  have  a problem,"  they      WUSC has issued a desperate - 	
said,  "and    w.    won't    mince! Plcf   ° l*e Acuity   their wives .... . _-,   rSlt---
how to put thean?to the *enerai pubiic for; wuiv- utters
words.   Tell us  ._ r_       .    4 , .   _      ,
fun back in fraternity sorority | vo unteers who can teach Eng-1
lish and perhaps speak Hungarian.
exchange parties. Suggest lo us
some new and diverting entertainments for our weekly get-
togethers." said Amelia Squirm,
Pan-Hell President.
"Y eah, we're tired of geese-
plucking  contests  and  all  ihat|tney    wiil    not    be eligible for
Four   scholarships   for   study
fluff," added fat, jolly Ralph
Smugguts. "Think of something new for us to do."
Brad Crawford, in charge of
the Hungarian relief programme, j Bbroad win be offered through
stated that, "Unless the students | the UBC committee of WUSC
can acquire a working knowl- for t|ie university year of 1957-
edge of English  by next term, I 1958.
•     German     Academic    Ex-
university financial aid." j change Service Scholarshipi tcn.
The present system of bi-week-1 able at any  German  university
ly classes at the YWCA is prov-1 for one year  which will lnclude
"Well," we replied, "we never in8 unsatisfactory to WUSC, and  tuition   fees,   room,   board   and
thought you fun-loving  Greeks!to the Hungarian students, Craw- j pockct monCy and textbook al-
would tire    of    those Tuesday !ford saicl- He «dded that   "The ; lovvance
night cat-buttering contests, the
Intra-Mural egg candling competition, or that fine old party
first day of the student's instruction, 13 showed up; the second
day, three returned."
game. "Tree ihe Housemother," | PRESENT PLAN
but we'll do our best to suggest
something new.   Just read it in
our column next Friday."
So here Ralph, and here Amelia, and here all the rest of you
clean-living, well-adjusted, socially integrated, rosy-cheeked,
ukulele-strumming Greek types,
here are our suggestions that
will put new life in your weekly
accomodating   the  students   and
Present plan in dealing with
the students is as follows:
• To educate the students in
English during the summer
months and enroll them in English 90 next term. At present,
almost none of the students
speak English and very few
speak German or any of the
other languages taught at the
I     •  To contact thc people now
Here's   a   neat   suggestion   to
"break the ice" with your shy,
new pledges at your next exchange. Line all the pledges up
against one wall, have them remove one shoe, and immerse the
left foot in a bucket of LePage's
quick-drying, ironbound glue.
Have several strong actives
ready, and just when the glue
is tacky, firmly affix the sole of
every foot to the soft white tummy of a visiting sorority girl.
When the glue sets fast, pile
them all in the cloakroom. Turn
out the lights, and leave them
until the end of the party. By
the time they've extricated1
themselves, they'll be the best
of friends.
Here's another new game,
called "Old Maid's Tail." that's
guaranteed to pull any exchange
out of the doldrums in short
First, round up all the rabid
dogs in the neighborhood. Put
them all in one small room, yowling and slavering and snapping, .
the'ces' vvv> can        n °
possibility of waiving or rccluc-
• Hamburg University Scholarship which includes tuition
fees and 250 DM per month.
Knowledge of German is required for the two German scholarships.
• University College, Ibadan,
Nigeria Scholarship, tenable -only at University College, which
includes tuition, room, board,
and pocket money.
• Cairo- University, Egypt,
Scholarship, tenable only at
Cairo university, which includes
tuition fees, room, board and
pocket money.    Instruction here
address UBC students on his theological impressions of
is mainly in Arabic but English-j
try and set up the housing pro- j speaking studcnts wiU -be given1
1 every   help   in   their   studies   to
gramme on a permanent basis
with university financial aid if
• To find the students summer jobs so that they will have
a limited financial basis to start
their studies next term. WUSC
is receiving help through Colonel
MacLean's  Employment  Office.
• To   obtain  registrar  dear-
enable them to take full advantage of the scholarship."
WUSC may also sponsor an
exchange scholarship with Yugoslavia next year.
Applications for the scholarships to Germany and Nigeria
must be received at the WUSC
office, Brock Hall, no later than
Rabbi Head Will Speak
On "God In The USSR"
'God in the USSR will be the subject of an address by
Rabbi David Hollander, President of the Rabbinical Council
of America, Tuesday  in Arts 100.
Rabbi Hollander wa.s the head of a delegation of American Rabbis who went to the USSR last summer. This was
the first time that the Soviet Union allowed any official contact with the Jewish Comunity of Russia, which is the sec-
cond largest Jewish comunity in the world.
While in Russia, the group of Rabbis^ visited the Asian
as well as the European sections of the Union.
In   Moscow,   U.S.   ambasador,  " "
Charles   (Chi.p)   Bohlen,  held   a j   mmimmma^mmmmmmi^mi^mimm^
ing   from   Vienna   guaranteeing j March 12_    The Egyptian schol-
that the students have received
arship  application     should     be
at least a minimum of univcrsi-; made to the wusc National of-
ty education.
• To give the students limited financial aid if they have
met the prescribed requirements
in English and have some financial help of their own. To date,
$2,100 has been collected for
their help.
In connection with thc actual
help the students will receive
next term, Crawford stated that,
"If the students are ready in
English and have limited finan-
together. The object of
game is io see how quickly the
girls can cut off the dogs' tails,
and pluck out all the hairs. The
girls' partners have to stand between the girls and the dogs,
and fight off the rabid, slavering animals,
ing fees."
The original plan to set up
three scholarships has been abandoned ior a limited help lor all
the students.
Crawford  said,  "WUSC  feels
This game is sure    to    keep|that  we  would  be  helping  the
everyone in high spirits, espec- Hungarian relief cause more by
ially with mastiffs.
if. If* if.
aiding all of the students in a
limited way instead of entirely
fice by March 10.
The scholarships are open to
men or women undergraduates
in their third or final year or to
recent graduates. Students who
are planning to return to UBC
upon completion of their study
abroad, will, all other factors
being equal, be given preference.
Further information may be
obtained at the WUSC office on
Monday to Friday, 12.30 to 1.30.
In addition to their scholarship plan, WUSC is now featuring a panel discussion program.
Last week's panel on "How the
Oriental Views Western Man"
will be followed by a discussion
on "The Middle East," March 14.
at   12.30   in   Physics   200.
dinner in honor of the visiting
Rabbis. Krushev and Bulganin
attended the dinner, and Rabbi
Hollander had ample opportunity to chat with them.
At one point in the conversation, when Rabbi Hollander in-j
quired  about  religious freedom :
in   Russia,    Krushchev    turned
away   without   answering   the
Rabbi Hollander will speak
under the auspices of Hillel,
Tuesday noon, Arts 100.
But if your spirits are flagging! supporting   only  three." |
and you can't find any rabid) Crawford added that "WUSC;
mastiffs, better trot down to the; is mainly interested in helping \
TIE BAR at 712 West Pender,; those students who had only a I
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Friday, March 1, 1957
UBC   Campus    Boasts Phrateres
Canada's Most Unique Club
"Famous for Friendliness" is
the motto of UBC's and Canada's
most unique co-ed club.
UBC  has  the  only  Canadian
chapter  of  Phrateres,  an  international co-ed organization with;
11 branches ranging from Wash-;
ington State to Texas.
Chapter at UBC has 230 girls
divided   into   ten   Greek   letter I
Any UBC coed is eligible to;
join,  only    requirement    being:
that she live up to the Phratcrs
friendliness motto    and    attend
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Meeting of all faculty and students interested in working on
the academic symposium committee, 12.30 Friday in Men's
Club Room, Brock Hall. |
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75% of the chapter's social and
social service meetings.
Social events include Valentine parties, dances, sing-songs,
formals, skating and bowling
parlies, banquets, pot luck and
progressive dinner parties, and
theatre and card parties.
Each sub-chapter has a team
in UBC's intermural program.
Sports are volley ball, grass hockey, badminton, basketball and
table tennis. A silver cup is
given annually in the sub-chapter most active spbrtswise.
Sub-chapters must also engage
in two social service projects annually and must participate in
AU-Phrateres  campus activities.
These last include poppy selling on Remembrance Day,
Christmas hampers for a downtown United Church relief organization and a carol service
for chronically ill cases in a government infirmary.
Phrateres also provide a $100
scholarship each year for some
out-of-town Frcshette. Money is
raised by selling programs at
football games and ice cream
bars at LTBC theatre productions.
Social Service projects range
from a Christmas party for nursery school children, taking out
orphans, collecting pocket reading books for sailors, making
wash-kits for CARE and collecting Christmas cards to make
into scrap books for retarded
Pledges, co-eds from any fac-i
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pins in October and are initiated
at a candlelight ceremony in
January. 175 UBC co-eds were
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PRETTY ANNETTE HREHORKA, an ardent Freudian, is
interviewed by a member of the Jungian school of psychology concerning the "Psych Ball" being held tomorrow
night at the Lion's Gate Hall. Hypnotists and Rorschac
testers will be floating about, but the psychoanalytic
couch will be conspicous by its absence.
MS And WAD Elect New Executive
Women's Undergraduate Society and Women's Athletic Directorate held their annual meeting
Thursday noon in Physics 200.
The main purpose of the meeting was the election of the new
members to both WAD and
The WUS Council for next
year  is:   Sheila   Crocker,   Presi-
I dent; Vice-President, Marilyn
Bucker; Secretary, Gail Carlson;
Treasurer. Flora MacLeod, hy
acclamation; Public Relations
Officer,  Jane  Wonnacott.
1 The new executive for the Women's Athletic  Directorate  is:—•
: President,   Barbara   Hart;   Vice-
j President, Theo Carroll; Secretary,    Jill   Mounce;    Treasurer,
j Bridgie  Mackenzie.
Lynda Gates, ritiring Presi-
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I WUS Fashion Show on March 7,
and the WAD-WUS Banquet for
March 28.
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Skit Filled Programme
Will Salute Education
UBC College of Education students will salute education
with a three-day "Pedagogue's Program" next week.
John Grierson, British film producer and former director
of the National Film Board of Canada will be the chief speaker
at the formal opening Wednesday, March G at 8 p.m. in the
University armouries.
Deputy Minister of Education, H. L. Campbell, College of
Education Dean Neville V. Scarfe and education students Miss
Jacquie Dinsmore and Dave Hemphill will speak briefly at the
opening ceremonies.
During   the   student-produced
"Pedagogue's Program," the armouries will be the scene of col-   a^ i        _■ ■
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BC Science Conference
Scheduled For Today .
Scientific methods and its application in the humanities
will be the subject of the opening symposium of the eleventh
annual Science Conference, starting today at 10:00 a.m., in
Medicine Lecture Hall B2.        •
training, panel discussions, skitsI
and musical events. I     Thr,'c   hundred   members   of
. .  .     the Campus Armed Forces units
teacher   associate      .,, ,     .       ,      T .
....    ,  -     .     will tparade  for  the   Lieutenant
a    political party  „      ' „ „ ,     , .
and express his views in nisi Governor of B.C. this afternoon,
classroom- is the provocative I Cadets of thc University Naval
topic of a panel to be moderated'Traini:n§ Division, thc Canadian
by Dean Scarfe at noon Thurs-i °fficers Training Corps, and the
"Should   a
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Panel members include columnist Harold Weir, Parent-
Teacher Federation president
Mrs. W. V. MacDonald, philosophy and psychology department 0U^'
chairman Dr. Barnett Savery,
and economics professor Dr. D.
Mr. Phillip Kitley, director of
CBC School Broadcasts, who recently returned from Ceylon,
will speak on "Opportunities for
exchange teaching in Ceylon,"
Fridav at noon.
Reserve University Squadron
will be inspected by the Honourable Frank Mackenzie Ross,
C.M.G., M.C., LL. D., in a colourful ceremony at 2:15 in the arm-
Chainnan of this symposium
will be Dr. Barnett Savery, Philosophy, with speakers Dr. J. G.
Foulks, Pharmacology; Dr. K.
D Naegele, Sociology, and Dr.
A. Stroll, Philosophy.
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie will
welcome the conference to the
University at the opening se-
sion of Friday. All interested
students are welcome to attend
any of the discussions.
Firday evening at 8:15 p.m.
a panel of visiting and local
scientists will discuss recent biochemical discoveries in nervous
and mental diseases, in Wesbrook
These discussions are designed
to give the student body as well
a.s those attending a chance lo
see what is being clone in research  en  the UBC campus.
Science Conference will run! been received
through Friday and Saturday
with discussions in power and
fisheries, biochemistry, biological sciences, psychology, social
sciences, and entomology. Con-
lerence will wind up Saturday
night v. ith a banquet at thc
Stanley Park Sports Pavilion at
(!.:■!0   pro.
UCC Deadline
For Awards
Deadline for University Clubs
Committee Honourary Clubs Society awards has been extended
'from Friday, March 1 to Friday,
March 8.
Aawards are open to any student who has made a contribution to clubs generally or to one
specific club during his or her
years on campus.
Nomination forms may be obtained in thc AMS Office and
must be accompanied by a typewritten letter amplifying the
contribution of the nominee. To
date, only two applications have
Awards will be presented at
the UCC Banquet, March 14,
in thc form of a small gold pin.
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The parade commander is 2nd
Lieut. D. M. Kennedy, second-
in-command, Naval Cadet M. L.
Hadley, and Sergeant-Major,
Flight Cadet N. E. Fullylove.
The band of the Royal Canadian Engineers will be in attendance; four pipers of the
C.O.T.C. Pipe Band will greet
Lt.-Governor Ross on his arrival, and will play during the inspection.
Guests who will be attending
the parade include Chancellor
Emeritus and Mrs. E. W. Hamber, Chancellor and Mrs. Sherwood Lett; Hon. Col. and Mrs.
N. A. M. MacKenzie, and senior
officers of the three services and
their wives.
The Lieut-Governor will as
well present commission scrolls
to sixty-eight officers and officer cadets who have successfully
completed  their  training.
Following the ceremony, a
tea for recipients and t h ei r
guests will be held in the COTC-
RUS Mess.
Thc seventh anaual Tri-Service Ball will be held at
H.M.C.S. "Discovery," Stanley
Park, at 9 this evening.
The patrons, and graduating
class will march in to the swirl
of pipes at 9:45. A supper will
be served at 11:30. Music will
be provided by the orchestra of
the R. C. E. Band.
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Friday, March 1, 1957
Hogtown Heathen Hits High School Attitudes;
Finds The Lack Of Campus Culture Disturbing
(Bill Dovhey is a NFCUS exchange student from the University of Toronto. He presents
here his impressions of UBC
after six months of observing
us. Editor.)
Having survived Vancouver's
finest attempts over the past six
months to dissolve, enshroud
and bury me in its elements
(mostly HO), I'll now proceed
to unburden my mind from its
load of impressions of UBC life.
I've waited this long before
writing in order to form opinions
which are founded on conclusive experience.
In spite of all its ivy, UBC
strikes me as being a glorified
high school. That is to say that
the students even at university
still follow pretty much the
same type of extra-curricular
and curricular activities as they
used to in high school. The class
is endured, the homework is
assigned and the student then
may or may not go to the library or. back home to struggle
with its requirements. He then
considercs that another stage in
his "education" has been concluded; There is neither any
thought given to the possible importance of what he was assigned nor any awakened desire to
learn more about the subject.
With academic obligations quelled, the student can attend to the
vast pasture of club activity and
participate in such nobel enterprises as the Pep Club and Mamooks, which have no connection with his purpose in coming to university.
On the university level of
course we have fraternities and
sororities where enjoying yourself means attaining circumscribed social ends. There is also a
course of great stress and strain
on sports, and yet the function
of sport—to develop a coordinated body along with a healthy
mind—is frequently forgotten
at UBC.
A university is an institution
where the aspirations and
achievements   of   mankind   are
studied and brought to focus in
individual   perspectives.   For   a
student to get any benefit out of
a university education he must
be willing to extend his horizons of understanding accordingly. Such an extension of horizons implies -the possesion of a
certain  variety of profound  interests—in a number of awakened inner impulses coupled with
Ihe   conscious   desire   to   fulfill
j them. Is this not the basis for
1 man's   creative   efforts   in   art,
I musia and philosophy? The vast
! proportion of students here are
i merely   ants and  bees  of  men
' that flit about the campus in an
inner  twilight of  shadowy impulses.
These are smothered in the
day-to-day round of clubs, Brock
caf dates, frat life, football weekends and in a morbid urge to
get "cut" as often and as utterly
as possible.
The cultural life at UBC is
somehow lacking in scope. Granted, we have noon-day Beethoven   sonatas,   a   few   -fclays,   a
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smattering of classic films, art
exhibitions and evening concerts—good things in themselves.
Yet I find, firstly, they are all
too few, secondly, the spirit
which created these works or
could at least appreciate them,
is lacking.
The noon-hour programmes at
best can only give a taste of better things to come; however, it
is practically impossible to go
out in the evening to imbibe
more mental sustenance at a
play, concert, club meeting but
especially at a resounding debate. It is a great let-down to
those who hope for conversational interplay a shade more penetrating than the run-of-the-mill
three o'clock caf talk.
There is a disheartening indifference to the creative powers
of the individual at UBC. We
could say so much even about
our campus surroundings if we
could only be roused to use our
eyes and imagination.
Perhaps t>he pink tints of setting rays washing the snows
on the North Shore; or the joy
of drawing in a deep breath as
rain and clouds give way to sun-
bright skies; not to mention the
ringing value of a discussion
on the meaning of life enlivened by Olympian brew and disjointed choruses of "Chevalier
de la Table Ronde."
Such experiences form part
of an enlightened appreciation
of life and they can be expressed and shared. Why is it that
instead of bubbling over with
bright spirits, UBC'ers just lie
steeped in a soggy mash0
A Christian Scientist
Concludes God Is All
"All discords are darkness,
ignorance of God," a Christian
Science lecturer told an audi-
enjee of about fifty UBC students
Mr. J. Lingen Wood, of Vancouver, a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship was speaking on "Christian
Science: The Liberating Light of
The messages in the Bible arc
"universal, and consequently are
just as much for us today as they
were for the children of Israel,"
Mr. Wood went on to say.
"The power and love of God
are here to heal, to comfort, to
regenerate, and to dispel ignorance with the enlightening truth
of the true nature of God and of
man's inseparable relationship
to Him," the lecturer said.
The light we read of in the
Bible is the "expression of God,
the shining Truth, revealing to
human consciousness what actually exists in the realm of Spir-
ity. It is the light of spiritual
understanding," Mr. Wood said.
Mr. Wood then went on to tell
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his audience about the early life
of Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian
Science. "Mrs. Eddy is still accepted as leader by Christian
Scientists because she continues
to guide and instruct them
through her writings," he said.
"She admonished them to follow
her only as far as she follows
He quoted Mrs. Eddy's book,
"Science and Health with Key
to thc Scriptures," where she
writes that "Good demands of
man every hour, in which to
work out the problem of being.
Consecration to good does not
lessen man's dependence on
God, but heightens it."
"Our   individuality,   our   con*
scions identity, has its origin in
and is maintained by Soul.    All
cause,   law,   government   is   of
divine   Principle.     Principle   is
the foundation    underlying    all
effect," said the CS lecturer.
I     "God is Love, therefore there
i can be neither hatred nor fear,
| unless He wills it.    Could, then,
; infinite   Love   make   something
| the  opposite    of    itself?"    Mr.
j Wood asked.
I Every human being "has to
j work out his salvation — salvation from sickness, sin, and all
other discords which seem to
make up mortal existence," Mr.
Wood concluded. "There is on-
ly one way to do this, and that is
the way Christ Jesus taught."
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Soccer Returns
As Birds Host
Last Tilt
University of B.C. swimmers
wind up their 1936-57 schedule
with the Evergreen Conference
meet at Bellingham, Friday and
Saturday. Heats are being held
Friday evening with finals coming on Saturday afternoon.
Coach Peter Lusztig hopes to
make the big jump from last
place in the '56 meet to the top
in '57. "I think we have a good
chance of winning if we swim
as well as we are capable of.
The only thing that will kill
us is lack of depth," he commented.
Scoring is done on a 6-4-3-2-1
basis. If UBC gets first place in
the events they enter, but have
another school take three of the |
lour remaining places, UBC
would only get a tie for the
Lusztig has managed to enter
the  maximum  number of three
men   in   most  of the  14  events, '
Lack of depth will certainly
be felt in the diving competition.
Ken Doolan, undefeated until
last week, is the only Bird entered in diving. Eastern Wash- \
ington has three very good divers. !
UBC's season record of four
losses and three wins does not \
tell the true story. They barely j
lost to some of the finest schools
on the Pacific Coast while soundly defeating the opposition in
their own league.
romps through the line in the Beta-Newman
intramural touchfootball final played at
Aggie   field   yesterday.   Newman   emerged
victorious with an 8-0 win to take the championship. Ray Paris quarterbacked the winning team and Ralph Kitos scored the lone
touchdown.      —Photo by M. UNDERHILL
Intramurals Touch Football,
Bdxing Draws Spectators
In spite of being overshadowed by UBC's major sports such as basketball and football,
intramural sports are holding their own on the campus—and drawing a lot of fans to cheer
them on.
Approximately  150  fans saw*          	
UBC volley-ball team beat
Bellingham two games out of
three Monday night at the
Memorial gym.
Birds To Edmonton
For Annual Series
Although the regular basketball season is over, the Thun
derbirds are not packing up the! • strip yet.
Plans have been finalized for
the Birds to play a best-out-of-
three series with the University of Alberta Golden Bears at
Edmonton. Games will be held
March 8 and 9 with a third
game, if necessary, on March 11.
UBC Athletic Director Bus
Philips is optimistic that this
series will be expanded into a
four-team Western Intercollegiate tournament next year. This
would be held here as part of
the B.C. centennial celebration.
Philios is accompanying the
Bird team to Edmonton and
will confer with officials of the
Western Canada Intercollegiate
Athletic Union there. Whether
UBC will join the WCIAU will
.also be discussed.
-Philips can convince thc
University of Manitoba to make
the long trip to B.C. next spring,
chances lor the tournament seem
good. "It would be a terrific
attraction,"  Philips commented.
There are also plans, much
more indefinite, for UBC to compete in an international tournament   at  Anchorage,   Alaska,
next December. The promoters
hope to have the U.S. Air Force
fly in teams from all over the
world for the proposed extravaganza.
Getting back from these grandiose future plans to present
realities, the Birds are in good
shape for their Prairie jaunt.
Laurie Veitch, after missing last
weekend games with a sprained
ankle, is again fit for service.
There are no other serious physical complaints.
This year's series i.s a rubber
match for the two Universities.
In 1954, the Birds lost two
straight in Edmonton but the
next year whipped the Bears
two straight out  here.
Coach Jack Pomfret just hopes
he can get the team as fired
up for the games as he did two
years ago. If he does, Dr. Maury
Van Fliet's Bears could be in
for a rough time.
As a last preparation for the
trip, the Birds play a practice
game against Cloverleafs at 7:30
Friday night in the Memorial
Gym. Admission is free.
Newman blank Betas 8-0 in the
intramural touchfootball final
yesterday on the Aggie field.
Ray Paris quarterbacked the
Newman club to victory and
Ralph Kitos romped over for the
only touchdown. Quarterback
ing the Betas was Sholto Hebenton.
A sport tnat Is attracting a
lot of interest from students is
Intramurals Director Bob Hind-
march's boxing tournament. Preliminaries are being held in the
apparatus room of the Memorial
gym most Tuesdays and Thursday noons.
The elimination preliminaries
will continue until the two top
boxers and wrestlers of each
of the nine weight divisions are
left. These will meet in a grand
boxing and wrestling final in
the Memorial gym on March
22. Judging from the crowds
watching the preliminaries, one
hopes the gym will be big enough to accomodate all the spectators for the final.
Friday. March 1—
Noon, Aggies vs Phi D 3
Noon, Ed 1 vs For 2
Noon, Eng 3 vs Law-
Monday. March 4—
Noon, Beta 2 vs Zeta B T
Noon, Ed 2 vs For 3
Noon, Eng 4 vs DU
Tuesday. March 5—
Noon, Varsity D vs Ex-U H
Noon, Ed 3 vs Frosh 1
Noon, Eng 5 vs New 3
Wednesday, March 6—
Noon, PE 3 vs Sigma C
Noon, AJpha D 3 vs Phi D 2
Noon, Eng 8 vs SAM
6.30, Phar vs Chinese V
6.30, Union C vs Dekes
6.30, Eng 9 vs Com 2
7.30, Beta 3 vs Eng 7
7.30, Alpha D 2 vs US Co
7.30, Fiji 3 vs Eng 10
Birds Play
First Tilt
Since Nov.
Soccer returns to Varsity Stadium tomorrow at 2 p.m. when
Ed. Luckett's Cinderella team
meets rough and tumble Pilsen*
ers in a game that could boost
the 'Birds into undisputed pos«
session of first place in the Main*
land League First Division.
Currently two points behind
front-running Pils and Capil-
anos,, but with two games in
hand, the 'Birds are in an ideal
position to walk off with league
honors, except for the fact that
they must somehow crowd nine
games into the next five consecutive week-ends.
Despite not having played for
three months, the 'Birds should
be in much better condition than
the Pils by virtue of twice-
weekly practices held in the
Field-house since January. There
has been an exceptionally good
turn-out to these indoor practices, considering the complete
lack of games.
Luckett's starting eleven will
probably be: — Goal, Clive
Hughes; Backs, Sivert Erickson
and Ian Todd; Halfbacks, Ralph
Phelps, John Cervi, Frank Iaco-
bucci; Forwards, Fred Green,
Felix Assoon, Colin Arnot,
Bruce Ashdown and Ken Ferrier.
UBC Girls
Lose Final
UBC Thunderettes lost all
hopes of placing in the finals
of the senior "B" women's basketball play-offs Wednesday
Although beating Sunset 39-
34 in the last game of their two
game total-point series, the
Thunderettes lost their chance
to face Eilers in the final series
by a total of only 4 points. Sunset will now face Eilers in the
finals next Wednesday.
In the second half, the Thunderettes played like a championship team. They caught up to
the lethally - shooting Sunset
squad, and went ahead, but not
far enough.
UBC Holds Gym Display
The fifth annual University
of B.C. sponsored Invitational
High School Gym Meet will be
held in the War Memorial Gym,
Saturday at 1 p.m.
So far invitations have been
accepted by thirteen schools, all
from outside Vancouver.
These are Richmond High,
Como Lake, South Burnaby,
North Vancouver, Sutherland
Junior High, Hamilton Junior
High, Our Lady of Lourdes, Alberni Indian School, Courtenay
High, Campbell River High, Delta High,  Port Moody High and
Bariero High.
Each school is permitted to
enter four teams, senior boys,
senior girls, junior boys, junior
The number of competitors on
each team must nt exceed five,
each team must not exceed five,
scored on a team basis of 6-4-3-
2-1 as well as an individual
basis of 5-3-1.
Boys and girls will compete
in the free-exercise, box-vault,
tumbling, rings, parallel bars,
team calisthenics and pyramids.
Only boys are allowed to compete on the high bar; while it
is a "girls only" policy on the
balance beam.
Richmond High will be out
to defend their Senior Championship while Como Lake will
be doing the same in the Junior.
In last year's competition Jean
Burget of Richmond and Mary
Smith of Como Lake tied for
individual senior honors in girls'
events with Joe Michael of Our
Lady of Lourdes taking the Senior boy.-:'. PAGE EIGHT
Friday, March 1, 1957
BABY DOLL. This is being
written because most of the
comments on this film, written and verbal, which have
come to my attention have
been both pedestrian and
pointless, and have consistently ignored the fact that it has
considerable artistic merit.
Tennessee Williams, it has
been said, is esssentially dirty-
minded and almost completely
preoccupied with sex. This
is not merely inaccurate in the
face of his work but also ir-
revelant to a Critical evaluation of same and contrary to
popular belief, sex does play
a part, however minor in most
of our lives.
Williams uses ugly settings,
ignoble situations, and an atmosphere of degradation to set
off the basic nobility, or if you
like, humanity, of his characters— a nobility often revealed
as much by their failures as by
their successes.
Here he's using the south
as it is seen through the cryptic camera eye of Elia Kazan
to show vital and positive
forces at work amid all the
tawdriness and sordidness.
His success in making his
characters utterly sympathetic
may be attributed to his dispassionate pre sentation of
them. They're not incessantly
"nice," but they are human,
and this makes watching them
both novel and rewarding.
Much has already been said
concerning the virtuosity and
intensity of Carroll Baker. I
felt that she played with fine
restraint, particularly with respect to the transition from the
bitchiness in the early scenes
with Archie Lee to the sweetness induced by the Sicilian invasion.
The Sicilian was Eli Wallach,
easily the finest young character actor on the American
stage today. His almost excessive ease in this part would
seem to insinuate that there
are not too many roles with
enough substance to allow him
to make full use of his talents.
I've never seen an actor who
gave such an impression of
having tremendous reserves to
draw on.
Karl Maiden is usually about
as much of an actor as his
part requires him to be, which
in  this case was considerable.
It must also be noted, however briefly, that quaint and
quavering Aunt Rose Comfort
is a n inspired creation.
Mildred Dunnock is just right
tor the part, and Kazan's
staging is again on the imaginative level established in his
earlier successes, although I
thought the cinematography
might have benefited from a
nu.i re extensive use of shadows.
Thi> picture, T feel, can scarcely i)i too highiy praised. Sensitive and honest in conception,
i' has been executed with am
-flute ficli'lity to this com
eeotion. Williams had something to say about human dignity and he has said it wi'm
artistry  and  impact.  We  can't
Jjcui&L Jhiiik&u
Book   Review
Last week the North-West
Opera Company of Portland
brought "Gounod's Faust" to
the Orpheum Theatre. The
group followed their usual policy of signing known stars (like
Nadine Connor) for lead roles
while retaining Western sing-
. ers for the chorus and minor
Unfortunately any talented
Westerner goes East to become
famous and live happily ever
after. Those left behind deserve to be. The result Thursday night was a giotesque contrast between Eastern wheat
and Western chaff.
Even the acoustics in that
pseudo-Baroque edifice couldn't spoil Miss Connor's beautiful rendition of the "Jewel
Son g," and "Redemption"
scene.. Rudolph Perak, as the
rejuvenated Dr. Faust possesses a pleasant tenor voice but
behaved more like a platonic
friend than a hormone-happy
lover as he seduces the beautiful Marguerita.
William Wilderman, as he
sings the sinister Mephistophe-
les, proved one Hell of a good
performer. Looming tall and
saturnine in red and black
sartorial splendour, he threatened  and  fought;  mimed  and
cajoled with remarkable virtuosity.
Thus the bouquets and now—
Two of Gounod's creations
which make "Faust" so lovable are the carefree Waltz and
the stirring "Soldier's Chorus."
The gaiety of the one and the
martial triumph of the other
were both lost in a feeble and
dischordant presentation by the
chorus. The supporting cast
provided other less conspicuous
passages of mediocrity throughout the evening. In Hollywood,
singers who can't act and actors
who can't sing have on several
occasions been blended into
outstanding productions. This
mixing is impossible on the
stage. The performance was almost exactly what it appeared
to be—an impossible patchwork
between cloths of completely
different weave.
One more bone to pick before we leave thc victim. What
became of the ballet troupe
advertised on thc advance posters? Thc Walpurgis night is
an inimitable part of any
"Faust"  presentation.
Vancouver, unfortunately, is
on the fringe of the cultural
cirucuit—we must, I suppose,
be thankful for small contributions.
Pub board photographers took most of the prizes in
the Hill-Tout photographich exhibition which opened in the
Fine Arts Gallery Tuesday.
Stan Triggs took first prize for students with his
study ''Man with a Mandolin," a negative image print,
Triggs also received an honourable mention for his "Jazz
Impressions," an available light study of a west coast jazz
Second prize was taken by
Jack Creswell (3rd Education)
with "Shadows" a mood shot
which was originally done as
a Totem assignment.
One of the highlights of the
show is a display of colour
prints by Stan Triggs. Again
the influence of west coast
jazz is seen in his work. The
best of three prints is an impression of saxophones and a
clarinet in tones of fire, yellow1,  red and black.
Mark Undcrhill, Ubyssey
photo editor took first prize
for the best group of colour
Mark's subjects ranged from
forests to the Gay way, from
sunset:; to freighters. The best
single transparency in the
show was clone by Al Siemcn.
It was a colour study in grey
and green done on that vanishing film, Kodachrome.
Farl Birney won the faculty
colour showing with Ans-
chrome transparencies of his
trip to Mexico.
The level of the whole show
is fairly good. The print technique especially among the
students tended to Ue on the
sloppy side. The judges felt
that the black tones in the
scenics should have been
much richer.
Cliches were still painfully
present. The old weatherbcat-
en shacks, the snowdrifts, the
logs with sidclighting to show
texture—still managed to find
space on the walls.
For the first time in many
years, however, an action shot
actually appeared in this Salon.
"Birds" by Jim iPlason was
an attempt to convey the peak
of action in a basketball game.
The print fell down to mediocrity because of inadequate
print  technique.
The show is still on and
will run to the sixteenth of
reasonably demand more. \\\-
certainly can't demand that he
i ",tkc a special is 1 .i-1   I a  please
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— Editor —
Francoisc Sagan, who has
produced her second novel —
Un Certain Souriro (A Certain
Smile) at the age of twenty,
pleases many people. .She also
pleases those who say that the
youth of today is hopelessly
immoral, she pleases the men
who secretly wish that the
young girls were, she pleases
the women who like a vicarious love affair, and she pleases
me because her novels are so
short and entertaining.
Her first novel, Bonjour
Tristesse, caused a sensation.
And rightly. For immorality,
or, if you prefer the word better, promiscuity, was, in early
novels, the privilege of the aristocracy; then, following our
trend in democracy, it became
the habit in tobacco roads and
in street cars — named desire.
But here, this promiscuity
came into the middle class, and
what was worse, into thc lives
of  middle-class  children!
What horror! And more
horror because the middle-class
child was a girl and everyone
knows that middle class girls
arc innocent until they are
found guilty by a court of law.
Of course, the middle-class
girl is a teen-ager, for this fits
neatly into our ideas of juvenile delinquency, and what
saves the book from utter banality is the sympathetic and
human way in which the story
is told and the lack of pretentious psychological drivel.
There is a certain amount of
introspection, but this introspection is of the normal kind
which has little relation to the
diagnostics of psychologists.
The girl, not fully understanding, drives her father's
fiancee to her death—perhaps
a crude touch—but the style,
even in translation, is easy and
gives a sense of reality.
While in the first novel there
was a conflict between the
morals of the promiscuous and
the morals of the more monogamous, in A Certain Smile.—
this conflict is lacking. The
teen-age girl and her bed-fellows — a student and his uncle,
a married man — are all a
moral. The only monogamous
character of importance is the
uncle's wife.
The effect of this love affair
between thc girl and the uncle,
an older man, upon thc girl,
upon the uncle, and upon the
student is very well drawn;
and the love affair itself is described so as to show the emotion, the non-emotion: the voluptuousness, the frigidity: the
thought and the thoughtlessness, which by turns take the
charge of the child's mind.
Sagan's place in literature is
difficult to determine at the
present time. Certainly her
work is a welcome change
from such books as The Tall
Dark Man by Anne Cluwnbcr-
lain where murder, psvcimlecv
and childhood are drawn together with many lla dibacks. into a stark we1.") of almost believable  horror.
I have im immediate desire
to he ioainiiscuous; I have even
less dm";'"- io he murdered.
I am chilled by the wash of
horror and the spate of corpses
that the publishers' ceaseless
tide swirls around me.
I am tired of the stale plot,
the inevitable misunderstandings and false leads, the always
rude and generally stupid detective. When a murder occurs, I do not at once jump to
the conclusion that I can solve
it, and that an efficient and
well-equipped police force cannot; the detectives I meet are
polite, over worked men who
are generally underpaid.
I enjoy a good detective
story, but thc majority of such
works are heavy, bad, and dull.
Sagan's books have none of
these faults.
Again, I am wearied of the
river of stories in which boy-
fights-girl in some jungle of
slums where life is grim, humorless, and, oh, so sordid!
They are written with an
earnestness that plumbs the
depths of infamy, they portray
a world of the young where
no one ever laughs or smiles.—
where lust and cruelty are the
only emotions.
These books are meant to
shock, and the first one did —
many years ago.
Most of them do not ring
true, for the young are inclined
to enjoy life and to suffer
wherever they may be to the
fullness of the capacity of their
But Sagan's young people
are human and in ordinary surroundings; they see, touch and
smell; they feel keenly the
heights of ecstasy and the desolation and the loneliness
which young people know so
It is possible that Sagan may
start a new fashion, an exploration of the middle class with
its mixed and sometimes muddled thinking.
A    Certain    Smile has as a
character the wife (of the
uncle) who really tries to help
the child, even after she knows
she has been "wronged."
This has appeal because it is
in the middle class tradition of
trying to help.
What is new, perhaps, is that
this is not a story of seduction.
The teen-ager knew what was
going to happen and entered
the adventure with the older
man with her eyes wide open.
She knew that he did not
love her, but what she did not
realize was that she would sutler after he had gone, not in
the traditional way, but because she had fallen in love
with him and he had gone from
her life for ever.
Francoisc  Sagan's  books
worth reading.    They .uv'Af
written, enieri.lining and
i.s lie.
They give food for th,
for those who like SIK.|, ,.,,.u,.
vily, and a good story both tor
Ihose that do and those thai do
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