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No. S
Fascist Tactics'; Charges Barrett
Of Bennet Socred Government
First year students voted Wednesday foi  tl        |> «tl    I     lilt hum I ig for the Frosh
Queen crown. One of them will be crowned Saturday *y President Norman MacKenzie
at the Frosh Reception. Eagerly awaiting the announcement are, rear row from left to
right: Pat McLean, Joan McDonell, Rosemary Hager, Liz McLennan, Valerie Clark, and
front row, from left to right: Carolyn Carey, Barbara McClatchie, Bonnie Waugh, Fern
Owen, Allison Rankin.
Ex-B.C. Civil Servant
Upholds Democracy
"The Bennett   government   recently   used   fascist   tactics
when it dismissed one of its civil servants."
This  was the  opinion  as  ex-
Freshette Queen To Be Honoured
By President At Dance Saturday
Some unsuspecting girl will
be given a thrill at the Frosh
Reception Saturday.
Results of the Frosh Queen
vote taken at the Big Block
Smoker and the Big Little Sister Banquet will be announced.
President Norman MacKenzie
will crovwn the Queen before an
expected  1,200 students.
The Frosh Queen and her two
princesses will also be presented
with cups.
Students will have a chance
to meet and talk with the faculty deans at the reception.
President MacKenzie and the
deans will greet the students in
a receiving line and later mingle
with the dancers.
Ted Lazenby and his Jazzsoc
Orchestra will provide dance
music and  fanfares.
Dress will be Semi-formal.
Students are urged to buy
their tickets soon as the ducats
are selling fast.
Over 60 eager types appeared Tuesday to write for
the Ubyssey.
If you are one of them, and
you weren't called to work
yet, don't die. You will be.
And that's a promise.
Tickets will be sold in the
Alma Mater Society office, located in the south wing of Brock
The Frosh Reception winds up
Frosh    Orientation    Week    and
promises to be the biggest frosh
social affair this year.
Price is $2 for freshmen and
$2.50 for all others.
Dancing starts  8:30 p.m.
Louis Armstrong nearly came to U.B.C. Wednesday.
U.B.C. students missed out on
the chance of a private' audience
with the world's Jazz King.
He did not come because of a
downtown newspaper columnist's advance publicity and the
Big and Little Sister Banquet.
Confusion surrounds the supposed visit of Satch to the
U.B.C.  campus.
According to a downtown
newspaper Jazzsoc had booked
Louis for one thousand dollars
to put on a noon hour concert in
the Armouries.
According to Jazzsoc there
was a verbal agreement that
Louis would come here if there
was no advance publicity.
Buildings and Grounds Administration complained that the
Armories could not be booked
for the concert as it had been
previously reserved for a Little
Sister Banquet.
Officials commented that
IVouis might have come had
there been better arrangements.
pressed by Dave Barrett after
a public meeting here sponsored
by the UBC-CCF.
Mr. Barrett was recently fired
from his job as Personnel Training Officer of the Haney Correctional Institute for alleged political activities.
Mr. Barrett, who joined the
CCF party early this year, has
made a number of public appearances as a candidate for the
CCF nomination in the Dewdney constituency.
The present MLA for Dewdney is Labor Minister Lyle
Mr. Barrett said that in a democracy every citizen has both
the right and the duty to participate in politics. He charged
that several civil servants were
allowed by the government to
run for Social Credit nominations.
Mr. Barrett stated he has found
a new job with the John Howard
Mr. Barrett, who graduated
with a M.S;W. from U. of Washington, called for a complete
overhaul of the present criminal
rehabilitation program.
He advocated the use of social
workers instead of isolating criminals in institutions. This would
save the taxpayer money and
would also prevent the breaking up of homes.
Mr. Barrett also demanded
attention be paid to preventing
crimes by paying more heed to
In the question period follow-
problem children. He advocated
wide use of qualified social
ing the meeting, he referred to
capital punishment as outdated
and useless. He said if carried
to its logical conclusion, capital
punishment used as a deterrent
would lead to the hanging, of
murderers at half-time at B.C.
Lions' football games.
Mr.  Barrett  charged that no
party other than the CCF is interested in finding answers for?
the problem of rehabilitation of
criminals. Record's kept by in*
stitutions are inadequate, he
thought, because no one is really
interested in finding out what
happens to criminals.
He stated that he did not know
exactly how effective the proposed policies would be, but
suggested that even a success in
10% of all cases would be better
than nothing.
The 29 year old politician
stated that only the CCF was interested in finding real solutions to social problems.
His meeting was the first of a
series of public meetings sponsored by .the UBC-CCF club.   .
The student council voted
Monday to rejoin the Evergreen
There is no need, however,
for the backers of the all-Canadian conference to panic—the
decision has no effect upon athletics.
Last year UBC withdrew
from the Evergreen Conference
of student councils as well as
from the athletic union.
It was felt that association
with the small colleges making
up  the   conference   was  of   no
benefit to UBC.
This decision was reconsidered Monday, and it was decided
to rejoin the conference.
The hope was, according to a
council spokesman, that larger
U.S. colleges, such as Washington State, could be persuaded
to join the union.
Such a union as this would
be influential in the Pacific
Northwest and the membership
would undoubtedly be beneficial
to UBC.
'Tween Classes     j
Tumblers Meet
Monday At Gym
UBC Gymnastics Club V
There will be a meeting of all
those interested in any phase of
gymnastics, novice or "pro", in,
the Memorial Gym, Room 211,
12:30 noon, on Thursday, September 224.
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An organizational meeting of
Aqua-Soc will be held Friday at
noon in the club room, 157 Brock
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Ramblers Athletic Club
The Ramblers Athletic Club
is now accepting memberships.
All campus athletes wishing to
join the Ramblers should .come
to Room 363 in the New Brock
Extension and fill in an application form as soon as possible.
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UBC Curling Club
Curling is going again! All
last year's players and new members interested in curling are
reminded of the membership
meeting on Friday, September
25, at noon hour in Buchanaa
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Camera Club
Arrangements for Club's iDay
display to be finalized. All interested please attend, 12:30 today in Buchanan 203.
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Rod and Gun Club
will be held in Buchanan 203
at 12:30 Monday, September 228.
This important meeting concerns
club's day and it would be, appreciated if all members would!
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N.C.C. general meeting today
at 12:30 in Buchanan 205. The
(Continued on Page 8) PAGE TWO
Thursday, September 24,  M©9
Authorized as second class mail by Post Office Department, Ottawa
Published three times a week throughout the University year
in Vancouver by the Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society
University of B.C.
Telephones: Editorial offices, AL. 4404; Locals 12, 13 and 14.
Business offices,_AL. 4404; Local 15.
Acting Editor: Elaine Bissett
Senior Editor: Irene Frazer
Reporter and Staff: Kerry White, Brad Crawford, Bob Hendrick-
son, Wendy Barr, Mike Hunter, Pat McLean, George Raiton,
David Parkin, Joe Bolduc, Jill Harker, Ron Kydd, Mike Allison,
Bill Pickett, Fred Fletcher, Ann Pickard, Mary Ann Sturdy,
Allan Springman, Bob Ciminoli and Diane R.
The creation of the Vancouver International Festival has
been a surprising achievement considering the size and age
of this city.
Some productions associated with the Festival in its initial
two years have been of such notably high calibre that more
are indicated.-
In future, the nucleus for the direction and support of this
jjjkstival will come mainly from the present undergraduates of
jtliis university. In this connection it might be noted that the
Wiginal stimuli are the professors of this university, and unless
the exodus of some of the best men in all faculties is stopped,
this will not be the case.
'■..' But the price of tickets for these Festival productions
have been so high that the majority of students have not been
&\fte to attend performances. The financial burden students
must bear to attend the university already considerably limits
their monetary resources. #
f     The initiators of the Festival have succeeded in bringing
to the city outstanding cultural entertainment.
With a shorter term outlook than it has at present, the
Festival committee will be able to ensure for itself financial
and academic security.
Would not a long-term view on ticket distribution ensure
the Festival of financial alnd administrative support in subsequent years?
from us
Nothing is more encouraging
to this staff than to be offered
assistance. The Ubyssey has sent
out calls for aid, and so far response has been most encouraging.
More than sixty interested
persons appeared at the Ubyssey
offices on Monday noon to offer
their services. We are able to use
them all, and are very grateful
for their help.
In this connection, we know
that there are other students
who would like to add their
knowledge and ability to that
of those first sixty, but are unable to spare the time. We would
be most anxious to accept arid
study any suggestions that they
might care to make.
This paper is the property of
the students of this university.
It is up to them to say what they
want, and then, one way or another, but to the best of their
ability, to help the paper get it.
Mike Sinclair,
'     - Critics Editor
Togetherness Needed   Thanks to Frazer
By the number of notices
tacked on the notice boards in
front of the bus depot and in the
quad UfiC students love to advertise.
Their notices however fall off,
get obscured by other notices
and disappear' in many mysterious ways.
Ubyssey notices are clear and
readable and do not get lost before being read by a large number of students.
Students are urged to use the
Ubysses low-cost classified adds
for buying, selling, lost and
Simply drop by the publications office located in the north
corridor of Brock Hall.
Mike Brown
Pres. ASUS, '58-'59
Amid the hurly-hurly of
registration, hazing mixed up
parking, freshettes, more fresh-
ette, there are a few topics of
sobering interest. One of these
concerns the future of the Arts
;and Science Undergraduate
Society, with an expected 2500
to 2700 members this year, the
largest undergraduate society
' on campus.
•     Since its "rebirth"  in 1952,
' A.S.U.S. has been only a weak
' reminder   of   a   formerly   (20
: years ago) powerful society. Its
' executive and   members   were
widely   recognized   as   powerful forces  in  student politics.
Now few Artsmen even know
.who   their   President    is    (his
name   is   Bruce   McColl)   and
. fewer care. To  this  a further
. symptom   of   the   underspread
disease  of student  apathy,  or
can fault be laid at the doorstep of the A.S.U.S. Executive?
Experiments were tried last
year to inspire interest. Membership cards were distributed
hut little use was made of them.
A   new   constitution    was   introduced  (to  be   basis   for   an
over-all campus system of representative   government,   the
weak link in which was Arts)
introducing an Arts Council of
48   persons   who   were   to   be
focal points of interest and activity.
Those thirty or so who were
eventually "elected" (i.e. nominated) did serve to show there
were some persons ready to
devote som time and energy to
"an apparently hopeless cause.
^Speakers   and    debates    were
sponsored, some well-attended,
some poorly, and some not at
all. Even insuch a large body
it was found difficult to decentralize, leadership.
For the irst time since the
1930's, A.S.U.S. even attempted to hold a dance, the unfortunate problems of publicity
plagued the affair, and it can
only be described as a failure-
although a beginning.
President McCall must call
for the election of a new Arts
Council within three weeks,
according to his constitution.
What will the reception be?
Without the support of A.S.
U.S., which has under its wing
about one-quarter of the campus population, the Undergraduate Societies Committees
can hardly be called a useful
body. Unless Mr. Husdon of the
USC and Mr. McCall put their
heads together to arrive at
some solution to these ills,
Artsmen will remain what they
are now—alarge mass of un-
cared for and uncaring
It should be mentioned of
course with such widely different courses of study and
such widely spread out buildings ASU's problems are far
more difficult than those of
smaller undergraduate societies.
But excuses are not solutions.
McCall has begun by obtaining "the Concession" for Buchanan  building  lockers  and all
those having lockers there must
come to the A.S.U.S. office in
Buchanan 115 to pay for the
We   hope   he   is   using   the
occasion for suitable benefit.
Dear Madam,
Transfering from a small,
neat, friendly, university to a
monstrous, sprawling, impersonal institution presents more
than one dilemma.
Not the least of these are the
incomprehensible and unpronounceable names of the organizations of this campus.
After having wracked my
brain for many troubled hours
I have to admit defeat. Could
someone kindly explain to me
WAA, WUS, and MAA stand
And I must confess some
curiosity as to the activities of
the Players' Club.
Certainly it would add to the
dignity of the university if
these names could be understood and respected by an outsider. This improvement might
even promote some much-
needed "togetherness."
I would also like to know
what are the exact functions
of the A.M.S., how many members it has, and what are the
responsibilities of each member. Since no-one has been able
to enlighten me on this subject,
I irqght well be led to believe
that the A.M.S. does nothing
at all.
Any response to this plea
will be more than appreciated,
and I sincerely hope that the
LTbyssey will print this information for the benefit of all.
Sincerely yours,
Arts   3
Editor, The Ubyssey
Dear Sir:
I would like to congratulate
and thank Irene Frazer for her
feature in the last copy of the
Everybody should see things
about Mr. Khruschev as clearly
as she does.
Mr. Khruschev told the truth
maybe for the first time in his
life saying that the Soviet
Union wants to get the whole
world red.
Armed with the "philosophy"
of dialectical materialism, and
with a skin several inches
thick on his face, he goes step
by step towards this goal.
We should realize that under
the sheepish grin of Mr. Khru-
shev the worlds' most evil menace is hiding.
A Pail For a Peel N N
Editor, The Ubyssey
Dear Sir:
On all our fair grounds there
is not one garbage pail. I Was
thinking of something far mora
important this morning, at the
same time, peeling ah orange to
feed the "chariot of the Soul."
When I wanted to throw
away the peel, much to my ain-
noyance I found I had to arise
from my thoughts in order to
search for a ruddy pail or something for the peel.
Not even after becoming
fully conscious of the outside
world could I find  one.
By the time I had dumped
the pel in the Buchanan Building I had forgotten my lofty
God knows what great ideas
have been lost for the lack of
a trash pail.
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»».!•> Thursday, September 24, 1959
Page Three
Foreign Students
Plan Busy Weekend
Three international events
A tea to honor University of
British Columbia students from
more than 60 countries will be
given on Sunday afternoon from
3:30 to 5:30 by the International House Association at International House.
An attractive UBC co-ed has
left for Berkeley, California, to
compete in the Miss Football
Merren McKillop will compete with 16 other contestants
from other Canadian and American universities.
Miss Football will be chosen
Saturday at the Coronation Ball
in Hotel  Claremont.
A five-man board will choose
Miss Football for her beauty,
poise, photogenity, and her attributes as a typical co-ed.
The contestants will be taken
on a tour of Disneyland and will
watch the Parade of Lights
through downtown Berkeley.
A Bay Area sightseeing tour
will also be organized, and the
contestants will lunch with the
Football Writer's Association
and various service clubs.
Winner of the title will make
the first kick-off in the opening
game between California's Golden Bears and the Iowa Hawk-
Mary Helen Eaton of Kansas
State University was last year's
winner in the Berkeley Jaycee
sponsored contest.
Hostess Queen, Carol Kava-
nagh, of the University of California, met the contestants at
Los Angeles to assemble the
group and guide them on their
last lap of the trip to Berkeley.
The parade of more than 100
floats, bands, and marching
units, will be viewed by over
150,000 people.
Berkeley's Mayor Claude B.
Hutchison greeted the arriving
contestants Tuesday.
Other contestant's names are:
Suzanne Jackson, Arkansas; Jan
Griffith, Baylor; Gayla Shoe-
make, Kansas State; Scarlett
Veris, Maryland; Dianne Tillot-
son, Michigan State; Gail Aber-
nethy, Mississippi; Jerre Teter,
Missouri; Betty Bowles, Oklahoma; Diane Myers, Oregon
State; Margie Moore, Rice Institute; Carolyn Lehman, Southern Methodist; Linda DeFuria,
Syracuse; Patricia Van Scoy,
Tulane; and Charlotte Castetter,
Totem Craves
Staff Members
The Ubyssey is not the only
campus publication that needs
The Totem, the campus' yearbook and annual, is also entering fervent pleas for persons interested in putting out the 1960
No experience is necessary,
and the variety of jobs available
make is possible for freshmen
to learn the business of annual
publication thoroughly.
Any and all who would like
to lend a hand should attend the
organizational meeting in the
Totem's offices, Friday at 12:30.
will take place in the coming
Welcome will be extended by
Dr. Guy Dutton, .Association
president, and Miss Mary Fal-
lis, vice-president. Mrs. Gordon
Spaulding will be in charge of
the tea room and Miss Elizabeth
Smith the serving. Other tea
committee members include
Miss Isabel Marr, Miss Kathleen Sharp and Miss Norah Farina.
Presiding at the tea table will
be representatives of FROS, the
United Nations of Canada, Vancouver Branch, IHA Board of
Directors, UBC faculty and the
wives of Vancouver and Mar-
pole Rotary Clubs members.
The World University Service
will entertain with a dinner in
International House Recreation
room Thursday evening in honor of Exchange students.
The event will provide opportunity for two students from
Germany, one from Japan, one
from Jamaica, one from Nigeria
and one from Malaya to meet
members of the UBC committee
for WUS and members of the
faculty and their wives. Mr.
Norman Gish is chairman with
Mr.  Rod  Dobell assistant.
Several members of the Vancouver Consular Corps will be
entertained at a luncheon to be
given in Salon B of the Faculty
Club on Friday by the Executive of the International House
board of directors.
Following the luncheon, dean
of the corps, Consul-General
Louis de Laigne of France, will
unveil the newly donated
French coat-of-arms on the international screen in the main
foyer of the building.
Late School
In Arts, Ed.
The U.B.C. night school program is under way again with
two faculties offering more
than fifty courses.
Credit courses are offered to
people working toward a Bachelor of Arts or general education
degree and for those desiring elementary or secondary teaching
Instruction will begin shortly on the campus, inBurnaby,
North Vancouver, Abbotsford,
Haney, Mission, Chilliwack and
Interested persons should
contact Evening Credit Courses,
University Extension Department, U.B.C, Tel: AL 4600.
The   Koerner   memorial   fund
has received more than $1500,
Dr. N. A.. M. MacKenzie said
Mrs. Koerner and her husband Leon, established the fund
for projects and scholarships in
the arts, education and research
The Koerners also gave $600,-
000 to the university development fund for the construction
of the faculty club and social
NFCUS Seminar Concludes RCMP
Only Valid National Syrhhol
This was the key question asked at the Second National NFCUS Seminar at the University
of Montreal this September.
The formal theme was "The
Influence of the Various Cultures on Canadian National Development," but discussion kept
returning to the question of Mr.
Canadian and his identity.
Those at the seminar unanimously agreed that Canadians
have distinctive characteristics.
However, the RCMP proved to
be the only valid national symbol suggested.
Canadians, it seems, have no
national appearance, no flag,
no true national anthem, and
no truly distinctive language.
We haven't even a national
legend like George Washington.
Despite this lack of a concrete
identity (a source of bewilderment to immigrants), the seminar decided there is a distinctive
It was agreed that he is conservative but comprising, provincial but patriotic, and stolid
Research Forest Celebrates its
Tenth Anniversary As Classroom
UBC's giant classroom, a 10,000-acre research forest,
celebrated its tenth anniversary.
Located 36 miles east of the
UBC campus near Haney, the
forest is used as a training
ground by students and as a
research center by the faculty of
forestry and other departments.
It was first leased to UBC in
1945 and granted to the university in 1949.
Since then 23 miles of roads
and nine buildings have been
It is estimated that the forest
could be sold for almost $1,000,-
The forest provides an ideal
student training ground because
of the variety, maturity and age
classes of the trees.
The students spend a month
at the forest on completion of
their third year.
UBC Tours
For Frosh
Parents of freshmen will be
invited to tour the campus for
the first time Oct. 17.
The University of B.C. Development Fund Department, aided
by the Alma Mater Society, will
mail out 2,000 invitations to
The parents will first hear a
welcoming speech by President
Norman -MacKenzie, and talks
by Dean Walter Gage, in
charge of scholarships and bursaries, and John McLean, director of student services, at 9:45
a.m. in the auditorium.
Any questions parents may
ask will be answered by the
Volunteer senior students will
conduct the parents on campus
Parents will be invited to attend the Pacific Lutheran-UBC
football game during the afternoon.
A buffet | lunch will be served
later in Brock Hall.
More than 60 research projects are under way at the present time dealing with such subjects as pest control, forest survey methods, and genetic improvement of wood quality.
The forest is operated on the
sustained yield basis, which
means that cut balances growth.
Future plans include completion of the roads over the entire
forest, fire-proofing of logged
areas and rehabilitation of
brush areas.
except when angered by being
mistaken for an American or a
In short, a Canadian may not
know exactly what he is but he
does know that he is distinctly
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January Student Production
By George Bernard Shaw
Introductory Meetings
FRIDAY.  SEPTEMBER   25—AUDITORIUM,   any time   between 2:30-5:30.
—12:30 noon.
Casting Try-Outs
Thursday, September 24, 1959
There have been those who
have criticised the Summer
School of the Theatre for employing a modified 'star-system'
when casting their major productions. This is a school, these
people argue, and therefore
students rather than instructors
should be allowed to play the
leads. At first sight this argument seems sound, particularly
when one considers the 1957
production, "The Tempest", in
which such village worthies as
Peter Mannering, Ian Thorne,
Robert Clothier, John Thorne,
and Lee Taylor snaffled the
better roles, forcing the aspiring
mimes of Speech and Acting to
be hewers of wood and drawers
of water—the actual Calibans,
one might say, at the mercy of
a goodly number of prospering
Prosperos. Ostensibly this system was employed to give Old
Vic. director Douglas Seale something to get his teeth into—and
certainly he displayed his fangs
on several occasions—and in the
hope that the students would
learn by watching their professional older cousins in action;
which indeed in some cases they
might have done, but surely not
as much as they would have had
they played themselves. Thirdly,
it is undeniable that the production is made more enjoyable for
the poor, paying audience by the
inclusion of at least some actors
who know their stage-left -irom
from their stage-right.
What is the solution? "The
Tempest" seemed an unhappy,
or let us' say unfortunate compromise. Either letsus see a fQll-
fledged^'professional* production
(i.e^ one -where everybody, gets
paid) or a cast- comprised completely of students. Which brings
Us to the point of all this: This
Summer's production of "The
Caucasian Chalk Circle", which
gave us a modified version of
the latter answer: an all-student
cast plus Leo Ciceri playing a
double lead no-one at the school
would have been able to satisfactorily carry. True, first Michael Goldie and then Donald
Soule, non-students both, were
cast as Chorus, a role which
might well have been assigned
to one of the dedicated; but this
is a minor point. One hopes that
the Summer School staff will
follow this intelligent solution
in  future  years.
For this year, as we have
already said, the casting of Leo
Ciceri as both Story Teller and
Adzak was satisfactory; his performance in these roles was excellent. His Story-Teller, relating a story he has told 'over and
over again', had just the right
blend of weariness, cynicism,
and compassion; his diction impeccable, his pace measured, enabling the audience to catch each
word and thereby ensuring that
the somewhat tortuous plot was
fully explained.
The first scenes present a
montage of chaos: Brecht's tragicomic view of revolution, implying the impermanence of material wealth, as the Governor is
overthrown   and   executed   and
Ian Thorne, the .well known
Vancouver writer and director,
will once again be producing
the Fall play for the Players'
club.   Auditions   for   the   play,
.which is to be 'Romanoff and
Juliet', will be held from Octob-
.■er 1st to- October 3rd, in the
Players' Club green room, in the
auditorium. Mr. Thorne asks
that, experienced or otherwise,
"you turn out for these auditions
if you have an interest in acting.
his household scattered throughout the land. Gradually, we realise that we are to follow the
fortunes of a particular girl,
Grusha, a servant-girl who
adopts the Governor's baby
when its mother abandons it in
her haste to escape the Governor's enemies. This is a role that
call for an interpretation of quiet
courage, peasant doggedness,
humility and self-sacrifice: this
girl is sur»ly one of the most
sympathetic heroines ' of all
drama. Sophia Skirl took her
part very well: a little too prett3r
in her playing at times, but gaining strength as the play progressed, and convincing in the final
trial scene when she and the
child's real mother battle for
the  custody  of the boy.
Helen Marmo, the Governor's
wife, the mother in fact and
name but not under Azdak-
Brecht's human justice, played
surprisingly well a woman twice
her own age: a consideration not
usually to be mentioned in reviewing, but necessary this once,
one feels, since Miss Marmo is
only sixteen. One point she
should bear in mind, however,
with reference to the opening
scene of panic and flight: real
anger on stag* is always em-
barrasing to the audience.
Azdak, the rogue-judge thrown
up by the revolution, was romped through most happily and
yet precisely by Leo Ciceri in
Part II. This is a glorious role:
the judgement he hands down
delights as witness the action
for rape brought by the nubile
Ludovica against a stable-boy,
which Azdak disallows on the
grounds that the girl's hindquarters constitute a dangerous instrument, and the manner
in which she carries them incites to riot.
Among the supporting players
Gil Bunch gave us a most noteworthy draft-dodger; Bill Millls
a relaxed 'double' as Fat Prince
and Hungry Lawyer; Etta Murphy a wholly credible (and,
thank goodness, audible) Mother-
in-Law. Mike Magee, always interesting on stage, is hampered
by a .strained and high-pitched
vocal delivery: a pity, since the
ronshirt he played has some of
the best lines of the play: "Lady,
(to Grusha) . . . are you entertaining illicit relations with the
enemy? where is he hiding?
What sort of movements is he
making in your rear?" And so
bawdily on.
For this is, of course, a bawdy
play. Brecht wrote of and for
'the people', though just who are
these days is hard to tell. Bawdy,
foolish, warm, compassionate
and slightly cynical, his characters and their words expose
the human heart in all its flawed
beauty. The cast of the Summer
School's production of his play
lacked in most cases the technique to do justice to their
author, but seemed to have their
hearts in reproducing Brecht's
map of that symbolic organ, and
for this we must thank director
Robert Loper.
His (and Milton Howarth's)
sets were praiseworthy, though
the bridge wiould have been
more convincing if longer and
at a forty-five degree angle to
the proscenium, and the costumes, were it not for the suspicious 'newness' of the peasants'
dress, pleasingly correct.
One cri de coeur: if your actors can't dance, you won't make
them; cast people who can, or
cut the dance scene. It seems
sad that the last picture we carried away with us from this
moving and, nearly succesful
evening should be of presumably relaxed and naturally light-
hearted wedding-guests awkwardly posturing or self-consciously flitting all over the
Auditorium stage.
a magazine of criticism and review that is published at the
University of British Columbia, undoubtedly deserve to
survive the viscissitudes normal at the beginning of the
career of such an outlet.
Here we have a magazine that
is written by professionals and
experts, that is professionally
produced, together with an attractive layout—there are some
exceptional lino and wood cuts
— and which contains an exceedingly well-balanced set of
articles catering to the taste of
both layman and scholar. It is
a magazine about Canadian
writers, poets, and even other
critics, but manages to avoid
excessive provinciality because
its contributors come, not only
from Canada, but from the other
Americas, and from Europe.
Reading this quarterly I am
aware of a pulling together of
Canadian literature, rather than
a sundering, which might well
have been the case with such a
critical journal. Articles such as
those on Duncan Campbell Scott
and Gabrielle Roy enhance our
understanding of key figures in
our literature, rather than oppress us with a national inferiority complex, so often prevalent in Canadian criticism.
American writers such as
Dwight Macdonald, who brutally
condemns evidence of national
self-consciousness - in the five
magazines    which    he    reviews
here, neglect to see the value
which a work of Canadian criticism such as this can have in
developing national identity in
the arts. Macdonald tells us that
he gets an impression of a
starved, pinched version of American culture, similar to the flatness of old soda-water; yet it is
the very self-consciousness of
such a magazine which will help
counteract the wishy-washy imitations to which Macdonald refers. I cannot help but agree
with Gerald Tougas who writes
in this issue that—"La litteratur
canadienne—nous semble arrivee
a un developpement qui legitime la fondation d'une revue
critique, destinee a eclairirer sa
marche, desormais assuree."
But, what of the material?
The article which I most enjoyed
was Roderick Haig - Brown's,
This is a sympathetically written work which shows a deep
and personal understanding of
the intellectual problems which
confront the immature writer.
His thesis that no writer can
experience complete isolation
because he is of necessity a man
sensitive to influence has a
wider significance in the sphere
of Canadian literature itself. It
is not necessary to live in the
traditional centres of intellectual activity—London and New
York — to be subject to influences that will produce good
One of the greatest values of
a magazine of this type is that
it h
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of J
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to 1<
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LOVER in the Auditorium at noon on Friday and/or
Monday$   Sex, shocks, and sniggers punctuate this Eric
Nicol perennial. Above, director Norm Young (hand)
plays Delilah to Vicky Sansom. Ken Kramer (Dr. Brackish) hopes she's just choking.   Admission 25c.
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peculiar facility for re-
and drawing our attentive forgotten Canadian
•e. This is a task which
1 neglected by magazines
;  our  attention to  only
literature in contempo-
blications. F. W. Watts,
;ance,   reminds   us   that
fcas her own Western
in the works of Ralph
Putting these novels
Lorical perspective, Watt
hat Connor was at once
; and a moralist, a sort
Bunyan of the Canadian
Watts' article succeeds
ading you, as it did me,
out the Connors' novels,
;azine will have gone a
y towards justifying its
a it---- .■
sm of Duncan Campbell
A. J. M. Smith is deep
•trating in an attempt to
last ounce of meaning
: poetry, but I wonder
if it is a little too academic for
the general reader. The richness of Smith's own language,
poet. Perhaps the article could
tions, confuses the critic with the
together with numerous quota-
have been lightened by more biographical detail.
Hugo Macpherson is the most
readable of the critics, having
successfully avoided the ponderous style of the others with a
more general approach to his
subject—Gabrielle Roy.
The various reviews which
make up the second half of the
magazine are mature, succinct,
and readable, giving a fairly
comprehensive coverage of recent Canadian literature.
Taking everything into account, I have no hesitation in
recommending this magazine to
the more serious student of
—Rila Denson-Dart
VL  is not the sort   of
e^you would want to
the bus. Not that that
from it in any way
as   this   is   a   serious
to publishing the  sort
inative writing which
tagazines neglect.
• is the most often ne-
if the literary forms and
i it  is;   understandable
:t of the contributors to
re* poets.     Fortunately
great variety of subject,
d verse form.    Despite
iety, however, I am left
atmosphere of coldness
jr .worldliness that puts
ind of a dozen other first
literary magazines,
warmth and colour and
are   generally    absent,
e some conspicuous ex-
which also I feel com-
le   best   works   in   this
l Hall writes with a ma-
sjf prose style. Using
person and charged with
ing cynicism, Hall suc-
glving a most realistic
oh of the relations be-
two post-graduate stu-
; an American Univer-
this is indeed chapter
lfinger novel it is to be
iat it will eventually be
Birney's "Bankok Boy"
E the more enjoyable of
as. This colourful, pic-
poem is individualized
msual verse form echo-
oriental music which is
ind to his theme,
j more outstanding po-
fred Watson's "Lauren-
n" is worth a second
both for its theme and
se. His theme?—the
of New Canadian man
r God's call, "Let there
ft Rough diamond when
ipear, it needed the dev-
•1$ and Irving Layton to
e* process of sophistica-
ordthy Livesey's pol-
ive verse. She gives
picture of Franz Jo-
This sort of thing was very
moving in grade six but nobody
believes it wholeheartedly any
more. It soon turns out that
John A. drank and Mackenzie
King talked with the spirit
world. More recently the people affirmed that kindly, courtly Louis St. Laurent had been
a dictator and that Americans
owned our land.
With true patriot love in such
a weakened condition, one might
think it dangerous to pick up a
new volume, "The Blasted Pine,"
described by its compilers, A. J.
M. Smith and F. R. Scotyt, as
"an anthology of satire, invective and disrespectful verse,
chiefly by Canadian writers."
"The Blasted Pine, is certainly strong stuff. The most generally accepted dogmas come under the strongest fire, with
clericalism and capitalism heading the list of targets.
The anger of the settler poets
was directed against their environment. The compilers call
it "good bad verse," which in-
"With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The true north strong and free." <
(Old Song)
vites the unimpressed critic
to call it "bad good bad verse,"
but I was impressed. These
poems were a crudely expressive as a swear word or slap at
a mosquito.
F. R. Scott's is the finest of
the modern verse, a perfect
blend of message and esthetic
appeal. His "W.L.M.K. is terribly true, and in "Lest We For-,
get" and "Brebeuf and his
Brethren" he writes attractively without blunting his sharp
sense of injustice.
Raymond Souster, though not
But strangely enough the
book doesn't deepen one's disillusionment about Canada, but
rather strengthens one's appreciation of it. For the root of a
country's strength is in her
The Christians draw power
from the barbs of the unbelievers; capitaism gets its driving
energy from the envy of the
not-so-rich for the rich. Whether
the disruptive force of French
Canadian nationalism can be
justified on this basis is a little
doubtful, but it has had one good
effect: the poems of A. M. Klein.
the  equal  of  poets  like  Earle   His "Political Meeting" (for Ca-
Birney in lyrical and technical   millien Houde, former mayor of
skill, has terrific drive and daring. In a wartime poem based on
one by Stephen Spender, he
"O   young  men,   O   young...
It is loo late now io leave
Ihose houses
Your fathers built for your
weekend drinking
Your sexual horseplay . . ."
Montreal) is a powerful, frightening poem.
On the whole, "The Blasted
Pine" serves as an excellent
counter-example for Irving Lay-
ton's stanza in his poem, "From.
Colony to Nation."
"A dull people, without
charm or ideas, settling
inlo the clean empty look
of a Mountie or a dairy
farmer as unto a legacy."
sef the "Imperator impersonal'
contrasted with Franz, the sket-
cher of the circus.
I can't say I enjoyed the remaining verse and prose. Quite
frankly it   irritated me.   .Take
Henry Kreisil's "The Travelling
Nude" for an example.   Here is
a writer who has a competent
style,  deliberately drawing  out
the agony of a fantastic, unlikely plot.   On the other hand Elizabeth   Luckhurst's   "Their   simple minds skin to skin," has interesting  subject matter but  is
written in  soliloquy    with    so
many     inverted  and  awkward
sentences  that  it  is practically
impossible to interpret the narrative.    Consider:
"Later I took up to the hovel
on my tongue the bitter pang of
simple fruit salad when even the
emotion of taste is pitched high
and also carried some fruit salad for your family."
The longest work in the whole
magazine is the "Merchant of
Heaven" by Margaret Lawrence.
The plot isn't exactly gripping
but there are some delightful
macabre pieces of description
which encourage one to read
"Brother Lemon's skin was
very white and smooth—it reminded me of those sea pebbles
which as a child I used to think
were the eyeballs of the drowned" or "Suddenly I saw Brother Lemon as a kind of soul purifier sucking in the septic souls
and spewing them back one hundred percent pure."
Prism, volume one, number
one, is definitely an interesting
magazine, but it requires a great
deal of patience and concentration to get out even a small part
of what has gone into it.
Ed Ahoe, this year's editor of
RAVEN, announces that first
issue will be put out in November. No major changes are
planned in either form or con:
tent, except that the issue will
not resemble a snow storm.
He asks that all contributions
be put ori his desk, above the
A.M.S. offices in Brock Hall.
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To the Rushee
Thursday, September 2.4, 1959
The State Of The Intellectual In Canada
by Philip Cahil
Lacking the necessary poetic
inspiration, but given a course,
unskilled ability with verse and
metre, the "Canadian Poet" is
rapidly becoming a national institution. It. has been truly said
that one need only to write of
the vastness of the "Canadian
Arctic," of the grandeur and
beauty of the "Canadian Forest"
and of the strength and depth of
the "Canadian River," to be
published and acclaimed.
This is as unfortunate as it is
true, because it gives an honest
measure of the intellectual curiosity of the "Average Canadian." The. intellectual who is
not "Canadian" in outlook and
outspokenness will soon find
himself tarfed and feathered on
the pen of one whose word is
literary law, and whose musty
truths are gospel.
"Yet," cry these Pharises,
"we stand aside; we give light to
the younger generation. All the
world knows that we foster our
hopes in our youth."
Yes, we know that, and God
alone can help the poor fellow
who stretches a leg unthinkingly beyond the pale of..those
hopes. He is ostracized. The
Word goes round, from one cocktail party to the next, what so-
and-so has presumed, or slipped,
or faded, and then the very air
of freedom is forbidden him. He
may not write, or paint, or compose, until he has recanted fully
in that narrow, over-subscribed
journal, the University periodical.
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What the majority shall read,
or see, or hear, rests in the hands
and minds of a narrow minority.
There is One commandment,
'Thou shalt obey," and to deviate is to comvmit intellectual
suicide. I maintain that this state
of affairs is deliberately fostered and encouraged by the few
who shield our youth from all
that is healthy in their intellectual capacity, and stuff them
with the rot of this false "Canadianism."
There is a deliberate and calculated conspiracy to produce
work of the rough-shod, "homegrown" variety. The verses of
Pratt and Birney are typical.
Children in school are not introduced to work of a truly international outlook, though their
mentors insist that they are. No.
"David," and "Reverie on a
Dog," are intersperced with such
indigestible pieces as "The Old
Vicarage, Grantchester," and
that is as far as the internationalism goes.
At the University these same j
children, their minds already
stunted, and. their immaturity
and obediance permanently assured, are fed a hotch-potch of
English and Philosophy courses,
and are then sent into the world,
to earn a living in a field which
has no place to offer them, because their Teachers have
appropriated those positions to
themselves. But, because of their
obedience to and acceptance of
the Oracle, these young people
raise no cry of anger, but turn
their talents to other fields, for
which they are totally unfitted,
both by nature and by training.
However, the Inner Conclave,
the Gathering of the Gods, is
clever enough to see that all of
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the people can't be fooled all of
the time. They know that they
cannot rush these semi-educated
people into the cold waters of
oblivion, without getting a little
wet themselves. Therefore, at
{fairly regular intervals, they
raise the cry of "Wolf".
"What has happened to the
Arts in Canada?", they ask.
"Why is there no distictive Canadian Point of View?"
Immediately, a Writers', or
Artists', or Humanities' conference is convened, and the Federal Government is eventually
prssured into donating large
sums of money to support this
unreal Canadianism that is supposed to exist. And it seems
that every time the cry is raised,
more money is forthcoming.
The Gods then .return to their
seats on this vast Olympus of
ignorance, the money dissapears
in an abortive attempt to found
a periodical devoted to the
point of view of the "Intellectual
in Canada, or some similar
method of dissemination of nonsense, the rabble is quieted, the
earthquake rumblings cease.
If you think this to be absurd,
•consider the lady who was recently paid, by means of just
such a grant, to give a series of
lectures on various prominent
novelists. One lecture was devoted to an outline of the work
of Daphne DuMaurier, who is
certainly not prominent for her
intellectual capacity and depth
of perception, and another, supposedly on Joyce's "Ulysses",
was waster, because the lecturer
spent her time telling her listeners why Joyce was too difficult
for them to understand.
Only a person of her training,
she suggested, was able to enjoy
his subtletiesand nuances. As for
"Ulysses," why, she didn't mention the book. I dare say that
few people in this country have
ever insulted so many, and got
away with it. However, this lady
lecturer is one of the immortals,
though of a lesser degree than
most, and is therefore above reproach.
Well then, what is the remedy? Indeed, is there one? Can
we hope to erase this growth
that has developed in the shadow of our ignorance? Yes, there
is a remedy, but is involves such
major and drastic surgery that
I doubt that it will ever be
attempted. It necessitates the removal of the elect from their
seats of learning, ignorance, and
satiety, and their replacement by
younger men who are more interested to produce work that
will please and stimulate the
public palate, than in what their
students may go to outstrip
Let the gods be stripped of their
grants and fellowships, aye, and
of their sweaters and 'open toed
sandals, and let them offer
what they have to the open market. Then, I think, we would see
what the intelligent men of our
time really think of them.
And Perhaps, without their
shaking hand to point the way,
but with a straight and steady
sign towards the future, we will
set out upon the road to Internationalism, which is the only
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Most of you folks have heard of the thousands of people  "
who fight with great personal danger to escape the persecution,
of those countries behind the Iron and Bamboo curtains.
But have you given much thought to those people who
flee from their country with absolutely no personal danger?
Refugees from Communist countries are admittedly enticed with fabulous promises, and this is evidently the method
used to lure the second type mentioned above.
The  only  difference  between the  two situations   is  that
while  the communist countries  do  their best  to  hold their   »
people, this other nation does nothing.
The second type of refugee is leaving, not because of persecution, but because of neglect.
The country they are leaving is Canada; the refugees^ dis*
couraged genius—artists, actors, engineers, scientists, doctors
and professors.
An outsiders could get the impression that the country
doesn't need these people and therefore couldn't care less about
their future.
His impression must be correct, for the leaders of the
country in question appear to lack initiative and to be neglecting their responsibility to the nation's future.
This country seems to be in the process of a Great Purge,
as if by design.
This Great Purge could become disastrously complete if.
trrt? mass migration isn't stopped by  applying the necessary
antidote . . . and fast.
.Before the antidote can be applied, we must find the
person or persons to apply it. Who then, is at fault4
The obvious answer is everybody—and some to a greater
extent than others.
It should be the Dominion Government's responsibility to
correct the national wrong. That is, our Olympic and Pan-
American teams should not be forced to turn to charity. Our
brilliant scientists, whose talents are needed to build the
country, should not be forced to .leave. Our talented artists,
writers, and actors should be able to find suitable and rewarding work, if the nation is to have a culture.
It should be the Provincial' Government's duty to keej^
men likfe Dr. Khorana where they are needed and provide
them with the facilities and incentive to carry out their work.
Why did Dr. Khorana decide to leave? Why did Dr.
Deutch and Dr. Corbett leave?
Dr. Deutqh certainly did not leave for monetary reasons,
or because of position. Hjis recent handling of the crippling
IWA strike proves his worth to the province, if nothing else.
Could the fault lie with someone at the University? "
There are even rumors that more men of merit are planning to leave UBC for greener or more congenial fields.
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The following is an actual
case report from the 1958 Times
Law Reports, May 7, and is reprinted by courtesy of The Advocate.—The Editor.
Before the Master of the Rolls,
"Lord Justice Morris, and Lord
Justice Ormerod.
Their LORDSHIPS reserved
until tomorrow judgment in this
appeal by Mrs. Eileen Sayers of
Parsonage Leys, Harlow, Essex,
from a judgment of Judge Law-
Son Campbell at Bishop's Stort-
ford County Court on November
23, 1957; in favour of the defendants, the Harlow Urban .District Council; oh the plaintiffs
claim for damages for alleged
breach of contract and negligence when she was injured in
attempting to get out of a public lavatory after being locked
in by reason of a defective lock.
The defendants denied negligence and pleaded contributory
liegligence on the part of the
On  January 13   (The  Times,
^ January   14,   1958)   the   Court
granted leave to the plaintiff to
enter" notice  of  appeal  out of
Mr. J. J. Davis appeared for
the plaintiff; Mr. John Elton for
the council.
Mr. Davis, for the plaintiff,
said that the ground of appeal
was that the Judge was wrong
in holding that the plaintiff was
not exposed to danger in being
locked in a lavatory and that
in attempting to climb out had
undertaken a hazard such as to
be the author of her own misfortune.
The Master of the Rolls. What
is said is that she should never
have tried to escape at all and
that she panicked. What we
have to decide is whether when
there is negligence it is a matter
consequential that the plaintiff
should make attempts to escape.
The Court was referred to
photographs of the publi lavatory in question.
Counsel said that they showed
that since the accident there was
no Jjox for the penny on the
door. The penny was no longer
charged and they were now free.
One minor consequence of the
accident was that two tropical
fish which the husband (Of the
appellant) was taking to sell in
London died. The wife knew
that they were likely to die if
they did not get there soon.
The Master of the Rolls. People
locked in places are apt to get
a sort of claustrophobia and do
not act with the calm reason
which in.the cold light of day
one thinks they ought to do; but
unless there is some advantage
to you we will forget about the
tropical fish. You say that she
did the sensible thing, having
shouted and found that nobody
took the  slightest  notice.  She
made the attempt to climb out,
and though it is all very well to
be wise after the event and one
toilet roll was not a secure foothold, nevertheless in all the circumstances it is not an unreasonable thing to do because she
might have been there an indefinite time.
Mr. Elton, for the council, said
that the Judge had found that
the plaintiff had rested her foot
on a toilet roll which, it was
obvious to her, was an extremely
insecure foothold.
Lord Justice Ormerod. It depends on how secure a foothold
you require. If you have a pipe
and the top of of the door to
hold on to, it may be that you
would not require a very firm
The Master of the Rolls. The-
fall was only a matter of two or
three feet. I should think she
was very unlueky to have broken
her ankle. (To counsel) — You
must have fallen off a chair
when you have been hanging
Counsel. But the lady was already spreadeagled with one
hand behind her.
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any panic or that there was any
claustrophobia or any suggestion that she had been other
than calm and collected about
what she did. Her husband knew
where she was.
The Master of the Rolls. He
knew where she had gone, but
how was he to know that she
had not got into conversation
with someone? — I realize that
he might have gone to the place
that he knew she was. But it is
not easy for a man to invade a
ladies' lavatory to which his wife
has gone.
Counsel. The only consequence which was going to follow from the defendants' negligence was that the appellant
and her husband would have
had to wait for one hour for the
next bus to get to the Bird Show
at Olympia, and that possibly
her husband might have been a
bit cross.    /
The Master of the Rolls. If
you could imagine such an unenviable experience, what would
you have done if you were
locked in such a cubicle and had
tried vainly to attract attention?
Would you just sit there, light a
cigarette, and wait for someone
to come along?
Counsel. I trust—although I
do not know whether I am the
reasonable man in the Claphanv
urinal—that I would not have
put my weight on a revolving-
toilet roll.
The Court intimated that
judgment would be delivered tomorrow.
Solicitors — Messrs. Bailey,
Breezy, and Wyles; Messrs. Van
Sommer, Chillcott, Kitcat and
Clark for Messrs. Trotter, Chapman and Whisker. Epping.
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T HE      U B Y S S E Y
Thursday, September 24, 1959
'Tween Classes
meeting will deal with organization of Club's Day. Please attend.
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UBC Ski Team
All  interested  in  trying  out
lor the team please turn out for
University Hill Unittd
Worshipping    in     Union    ColOege
5990  Chancellor  Blvd.
Minister —   Rev.   W.   Buckingham
Services   11:00   a.m.   Sunday
a meeting in Buchanan 218 on
Thursday at 12:30.
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Men's Intramural Sports
Meeting of representatives
Friday, Sept. 225, 12:30 noon,
Room 216 of the Memorial Gymnasium.
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Women's Big Block Club
A short meeting of the club
in the Women's Gym, Friday at
12:30. This meeting will include
both Big and Small Block holders.
Splash and Dance
A Splash at Empire Pool from
6:30 to 9:30, then a dance in the
foyer of  the  Men's  Gym from
hit school on a
9:00   to   1:00,   on Friday,   September   25.   Admission  will   be
35c for Frosh  and  50c for  all
Newman Club
A tea, Friday, September 25,
from 12:30 to 2:30, in the Newman Club Lounge, St. Mark's
College. All Catholics are invited to attend.
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UBC Players* Club
There will be a general meeting of all members Tuesday,
Sept. 29, at 12:30 in the Green
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ridge theatre
September 24 - 25 - 26
Winner of 8 Academy Awards
"From Here to Eternity"
(Adult Ent. Only)
Frank Sinatra - Deborah Kerr
Special Added Feature
in color
The St. Lawrence Seaway
as seen from the
Royal Yacht Britannia
September 28 - 29 ■ 30
October 1-2-3
In 50 years only a handful
have succeeded in enriching
the screen with this kind of
Paul Massie - Eddie Albert
James Robertson Justice
and hilarity reaches a new
high in
Robert Morley - M. Redgrave
by Printempshomme
The University of British Columbia has started its winter
session and for some of us the work has started and for others
the fun is about to begin.
Since the most obviously confused element among us is
the freshmen it is to him and her that I shall direct this, my first,
By now your classes should have been set up and you are
developing the generally held opinion that the profs you have
are duds.
This is not true because the real duds are reserved for the
upperclasmen. It appears that after a certain number of years on
a university staff there is a solidifying of teaching method.
These well practised scholars are able to deliver lectures
with a minimum of interest and therefore a maximum of effort.
These individuals usually have a PhD after their name and as
such immediately fall into the classification of 'Great Teachers'.
The university authorities are well aware of their capabilities, however,. and assign them to senior classes where the
students have developed the habit of doing the work themselves.
It is for this reason that the seniors receive the benefit of the
senior staff members. -
With all the hue and cry about what poor teachers the
children in the public schools have it is a wonder ho-one has
taken up arms for the university student. ~
You can consider yourself lucky that as a general rule your
instructors are at least more enthusiastic about their teaching
and do not yet consider this a pleasant place to do research with
a few interuptions for classes.
You may have .heard the one about the grad who came back
and sat in on one of his professors lectures and not only were
the notes the same but so were the jokes. •
Are you athletically inclined? Well, UBC has a place for you.
Whether you want to play for a varsity team or an intramural
team there is a place in the athletic firmament for your star
'though its light might be indeed dim.
Every faculty has sports representatives. There are men's and
women's associations, and there are individuals, both students
and staff, who work arduous hours to present you with a successful athletic program.
There is one catch. You have to go looking. These people are "
usually to busy to go to you. This is not high school where someone asks you to play. There.is room for you but you have to do
the asking.
Interested in photography, drama, dancing, art, digging
ditches? There is a place for you. Club day is an opportunity for
you to look at some of the activities. Others are reported upon
in this paper. Look around and look into some of these.
They welcome you but you have to make the first move.
The one who hasn't anything to do on this campus has only
himself or  herself to blame.  You can  follow  the examples  of.
some of the bodies who inhabit the campus and be occupied all
the time with things other than studies, i
Oh, to be a freshman and know the things I know now!
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