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No. 7
Tonberg, Peter Coleman and Leslie Falkner demonstrate
modern jive technique,  which  is  their clubs'  method  of
—photo by Jim Mason
advertising its wares
Contemporary Art
Forms Nucleus
To anticipate the opening of
the Brock Extension, six new
paintings will form Im- nuclou.-
of the proposed collection (if cdi;-
temporary Canadian paint Jul;'-',
whid. appear next  week.
For the purchase of these
paintings, the proposed five cent
cent increase to the original ten
cent one com" up at t'.ie AMS
general meeting. This means
SI200 a year for the painting*
if the increase is enacted.
A   catalogue   will   be   brought
out  vvith   notes  1'rem   the  artists
describing the aim in their paint-!
ings. j
Dr. McNairn, oi the Fine Arts
Department, described the paint-!
ings as not being self-explanatory and pointed out the vital
importance oi an informal and
intimate expoaire of paintings
to create a feeling and apurocia-,
lion for modern art in everyday
surrounding.-', a.-, onpo.md to the
formality of the average art
The     painters     include    such '
names  as   Lavvren   Harris.  Jaqu-
olde   Tonnacour.   Tom   Mod ;son.
Takao Tanalie, John Korner and
Fd    lluglis.   future   artists   ma\ |
include   .Jack-on.    I.ismer,    (ior-
Students interested in
writing for Raven, UBC's
only literary magazine, are
requested to meet Friday at
12.-30 in the Editor-in-
Chief's Office, basement of
ihe North Brock.
, Raven editor Ted Nicholson is still missing, but
Ubyssey Editor Patricia
Marchak will preside at the
You might say this was a
meeting of Raven maniacs.
Nathan Nemetz
To Open, Judge
Nathan Nemetz, Queen's Council recently appointed to
the UBC Board of Governors, will open Clubs Day this afternoon in the Armouries.
above. This is one of the many clubs that are attempting to
entice members today in the Armouries.
—Photo Walt  Hatcher
leaders   will   attempt   to   unscramble
ie   veai
hodjge-pqd^e of fisciil, club and general problems this weekend   Ilenrik Ibsen's greatest, the play
has been rewritten by eastern
producer Tyrone Guthrie and
presented   with   success   by   the
at the annual Camp Elphinstone Leadership Conference.
McMaster U.
Breaks Away
From Baptists
Bleed You all
Excess Blood
A Necessity
A quarter cf a century ago, a
little boy fell, and scratched his
To you this may sound like
an unimportant incident. To that
little   fellow  it   was  everything.
He was a hemophiliac, a
. That same evening, be died
— because there were no stocks
of blood to sa've his life.
Medicine has come a long way
since then. A person need not
die any more because he is a
bleeder. But to save him, science
has  created  a  need.
University students can do
their part to see that this need
is lessened.
The UBC Blood  Drive starts
October 7th  and  finishes  Oclo-
UBC's   English  department   is; bej.   llth    Thc   drivo   C|Uo(a   is
.'{,000 pints and will be reached
if 35 per cent of the students
Competition this year will be
between faculties instead of
clubs, fraternities, and sororities.
The annual Clubs' Day, expected to attract 5,000 students,
is sponsored by over 85 student
clubs and organizations in an
effort to induce students to enter
extra-curricular activity.
Mr. Nemetz is a graduate,
past executive member of thc
United Nations Association, and
past nresident of the Alumni Association,
Along with Dean Geoffrey
Andrew, AMS president Ben
Trevino, Professor G. B. Davies
and UBC chairman Charlie Connaghan, Mr. Nemetz will tour
thc Armouries after opening
ceremonies to select the best
booth display for the Visual Arts
Club trophy.
A Flying saucer, originally j
scheduled to land on the library j
lawn Wednesday will be dis- j
played by members of UBC's
newly-formed Flying Saucer l
club. !
UBC Radio Society will display a 12-foot square aerial photograph of the University.
Other clubs featured today
arc Jazzsoc with a concert.
Dance Club with a jiving demonstration,      Varsity
Tween Classes
Dr. Hans Harms
Here Friday
DR. HANS HARMS, leading
international churchman, will
discuss thc task of thc church
today, Friday noon, Physics 200.
VARSITY Christian Fellowship is holding a coffee party in
the main Brock lounge today at
3.30. All frosh are cordially invited.
* *       *
NEWMAN CLUB will hold a
tea in 1IL5 from 1.00 to 5.00 this
* *       *
PHRATERES general meeting for all Phrateres (old or new)
today in FG100.
* *       *
SIGMA TAU CHI will meet
this evening in , thc Mildred
Brock Room at 7.30.
* *       *
Players Club Plans
Production of Peer
inviting students to try out for
i's planned Jauuarv production
n|'  Peer Gynt.
Considered   by  must  critics as
Outdoor i Friday evening at 8.30 in the
Club with a mountaineering dis- J Clubhouse, HL5.
play and Fencing Club with an
exhibition fencing  match.
**      *       *
Most  decorative  displays are' producing     "Peer   Gynt"     this
expected lo come from thc newly reorganized Mamooks "post-
crers", the Visual Arts Club and
the Critics' Circle, boosted as
the hotbed of campus intellectu-
More than $75 worth of door
prizes donated by downtown
merchants are available for
punctual Armories arrivals.
Drawing will lake place at 1.30
Says AMS president, Ben
Trevino, "Last year's conference
hatched the Trek — we'll see
what this year's comes up with."
Student leaders will attempt
to clarify the difficulties in a
series of five discussion groups
at   thc  two-dav  conference.
Canadian Players,
Ian Thome will direct and
Dorothy Somerset will produce
thc UBC production.
Try-outs, open io all students.
will be held Friday 12:30 to 5:30
in  Hut  M  22.
HAMILTON' (CUP) — McMaster University opened its
fall term here last week, for the
first time in its history a non-
denominational college.
Planned topics for the
arc as follows:
Current Campus affairs which
will include such topics as Athletics and the Beck Report, the
$5,000,000 development fund.
NFCUS, the    housing    problem
and the report on resident plans   "" '.
' ,„, . .        Untversitv
and   Open   House.      I his  session
will be divided into two groups:
group   one   under   tho   direction
of  AMS  president   Bon   Trevino
Theology:    and    ap-   and   Gordon   Armstrong;   group
non-denominational   two  under  Brvan  Williams  and
RadSoc Announces
New Show For CJ0R
Donation is painless and takes i pm.
only isbout 35 minutes says Dave !     Alma  Mater  Society  commit-
Woodman, who  is in charge of   lees such as NFCUS and WUS
publicity. j are    also    setting    up    display
The blood clinic will be held   booths.    Totem year books will
in    the    armouries    Monday   be sold.	
through   Friday  from  9:30  a.m. '~mmmm~mmmmmmmm~m,m—'-■—■■
to 4:30 p.m.
Co-chairman     of    the    drive,
Alice  Baumgarl and  Frank  Mc-■
Taggart ask the help of all students   in   pushing  the  quota   up
and over.
Who   will   win   the  race?   Engineers'.'   Blue-blooded  artsmen?
Ontario Legislature this summer formed McMaster a n d
Hamilton College into one corporation, called McMaster University: affiliated the Baptist
College with the university's
College o
pointed    ;
UBC Radio Society announces:   Or wholesome  Aggies?
UBC Radio News — a program       Show  your  spirit!
devoted   to  news  of life at   the
Lets go ail  out  for   BLOOD!
Hoard of Governors and Senate.. Handle June
and   Shad
Timelabla- charynr; nvusl
bo made by Ocimlmr A. This
v/as so announced by Registrar Jch;i Parnell Wednesday.
No changes will be allowed after that dale.
"'J'he burden of maintaining
the university . . . has become
progressively too grave a responsibility for a church body.'
.vlc.Vlaslcr President Dr. G. P.
Gilmour said.
He added thai this break wit!:
me Baptis's vv ill make little dit
.ei'cnee "so far as the students
are concerned," but is "extremely important from the point of
view of public relations and
community   su pport."
• Student - Faculty
relations under group one direction of faculty member A. W. R.
Carrothers, Ron Lonshiff and a
member of the Alumni; grout)
two u:u"ier professor Leslie
Wong of Ihe finance Depart
m 'nt, Put Marcha!'. and a mem
b'T (or ihe Alumni.
Prepared in UBC Radio Newsroom in co-operation with James
Banham and Randall' Jones,
Alma Mater Society Public Relations Officer, the program
will be heard on Station (>00.
CJOR from 8:10 to 8:15 p.m.
Alumni every day of the University ses-'
Graduating class representatives are asked to call
at the earliest opportunity
io make arrangements for
grad pictures.
Inter Fraternity Council
and the UBC Senate are in-
vesicraiing the Ruth X incident.
Ruth, Tuesday said she
was "intimidated" and
"forced to leave a fraternity
table" in the cafeteria.
Name of the fraternity
believed involved has been
given to the IFC and Senate.
A report will follow the in-
year. Tryouts Will be held on
Friday from 12.30 to 5.30 in Hut
M22. Open to all students.
Large cast.
* *       *
Men's singles to start Oct. 7. Entiles close on Friday and are
available in the Gym and the
Treasurer's Office in AMS.
* *       *
meet in IIM-2, Psychology building at 12.30 Friday. Refreshments will be served.
* *       *
a general meeting in Arts 103
on Friday noon. Newcomers and
spectators are invited.
* *       *
PHRATERES — There will
be a meeting of all old members
in the Phrateres room on Monday at 12.30.
k k k
GERMAN CLUB is holding n
general meeting and election on
Monday noon in Arts 106.
* *       *
TENNIS CLUB will bold an
organizational meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 0 al 8 p.m. in Physics 304. Thc club is open to
all students and faculty of UBC.
All interested please attend.
• Finance under
of George Morfitt,
he direction
AMS   Irons
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A  :;ui tin ernes aim>n;
am    plal'i'llli'llv
;: bi'i   <]'     nt     till    e;iM1-
',:,!      '.\lllijl-.      la      iVpOI'tOI
-•   claim   then
ih  i.b    o'     "
-t admits has, not  vet
un   im    residents   ul
io   bo   lusgli,   Health
"definitely   no   epidemic'
I leallh   St rvK'o   tear-,   cold,   dump
mm:!)   ma;    ■■e:i'1   ('"■   numbey   '''
'!i.ui  last  Yc.r. io i'' coi'il  heights.
Dean Soward
Address U.N.
Friday Noon
Member of the Canadian Delegate to the United Nations las'
vear, Dean F. II. Soward, will
address (he United Nations Club
Friday  noon   in   Arts   100.
"Changing; Balance of Power
in (lie U\" will be his topic.
The subject lias arisen from the
recent addition of '2'2 nation
.Mates, some of which are new
nation states which has reducei
the   western   voting   strength.
Dean  Soward who lias recent
Frosh Want Council
don't     publicize     it
islercd  a   loneiv  disenting   vote.
The question drew an empha-   ,u,       )!k,d ..Yt; „-s llsck,ss,"
• Campus club problems, directed bv Neil Merrick and
Chuck  Cannahan.
Pat Marchak, Fditor-in Chief
of The Ubyssey, will give an
hour long general talk on li ie
operations of and difficulties
concerned with publications on
I'rofmsor Frederick Lnssurre
of the department of Architecture will speak on the future
campus outlook. His talk veil ly returned from his work with
concern the proposed over-all the United Nations is well-
plan   for  campus  expansion   and   versed  in  this c mt rovei'sial sub-
(le-.'elopmeiit. joct .
Cynthia Yee, Arts I.
del en
Frosh  Conner!  won a  vole of i advocated   "more  stress   on   the   Ubyssey)
confidence   today   from   a   cross-   importance   of   the   Frosh   Coun- ■ enough."
section   of   UBC   students   who   cil during Orientation Week." Julln  s'il-)l);iI'd  «f  Arts I  res
wore asked the question, "Should (
the Frosh  Council  be abolished,
and if not. what >hou!d be done
about   the   apparent   lack   of   in-
terest   in  the  Council'.'"
The poll was inspired by the
fact that only 50 out of 2,000
Frosh turned out for tht" General  Meeting  on   Monday.
'Ihe  reaction  of Ariel Gilford.
tic    "No"    from    Liz    Remedii
Artsll.   She   said   "I   think   there   the Council. She said. "It should
should be more advance warning of coming events in the
Ubyssey," Tom Carefool. Arts
II, agreed.
Thc   attitude   of   Don   Brecknock,   of   tir.-1   .vear   Agriculture.
widely    advertised."
agreed   "More   or
iuced   Relocation   I,   was   negative.   She   was similar.
e saw
I. "Thev (the
oo     more
Maureen   Joe
Ken Ilodkinson saw no reason to eliminate tho Council.
"They have abolished themselves by lack of interest," he
Club Day Today Page 2
Thursday, October 3,1957
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publications of all letters received.
Election Hindsight
Associate Editor  Ken Lamb
News Editor     Al  Forest
Associates       Bob  Johannes
Helen Zuchowski
Make-up Editor Dave Ferry
Managing Editor Dave Robertson
Business Manager Harry YullI
CUP Editor Marilyn Smith
Slogans For Non-Thinkers
A Cover - Up For
Lack Of   Grass Roots"
Reporters and Desk: Marlene Moreau, Ken  Hodkinson,  Pete  Doherty,  Barrie  Cook,
Audrey   Ede,   Don   Burbidge,   Shirley Walsh,  Mary  Wilkins  and  Caril  Lucas
Neva Bird and Johnny Dressier
A Scheme Worth Millions
For Only Five Dollars Per
Faculty, we hear, ar* intending to contribute heavily to this year's Building Campaign. They are talking of pledging their
donations on a three-year basis.
We also hear that Alumni are being
asked to pledge considerable amounts on
a three-year basis. The Alumni Association will conduct its own campaign as
well as contributing to the general building campaign.
These pledges will accompany, not substitute for, monies being pledged by particular individuals belonging to either faculty or alumni groups and grants being
donated by business and industry.
If these groups feel responsibility for
the growth of this campus and have a desire
to contribute to the growth, it is not at all
out of the way to ask students currently
enrolled at UBC to share the responsibility
and to hope that they share the desire.
It is with this in mind that student
councillors, undergraduate society representatives, and club presidents will be asking students if they, too, are willing to
pledge monetary support to the coming
building campaign,
Students will He asked to pledge a $5
per year raise for three years on their
enrollment fees. If they are here for three
years, they will pay a total of $15 to the
fund. This is a small amount compared to
the amounts being considered in faculty
and alumni circles. But it is an amount in
accordance with students' ^ability to pay.
And it is an amount that, matched by provincial grants, could do a great deal for
housing facilities at UBC.
But its greatest value is that it would
prove to British Columbians that student
demonstrations of last year were not just
an idle gesture. It would prove to the
Provincial Government that the trek was
more than the bitter cry of one or two
students; that it was, in fact, the legion
cry of the entire student body. And it
would prove to Alumni that students of
1958 are just as sincere in their hopes for
a greater university as were students of
These proofs have some point to them.
These people are, after all, the ones
on whom we must depend for construction
monies sufficient to house students, class*
rooms, and laboratories. These people are
being asked only because students raised
the "help" flag last year and in 1923, and
it is quite proper and likely that they will
look now to student leadership before committing themselves to support. They have
every right to ask us before helping us,
if we are willing to help ourselves.
If we agree to raise our fees in order to
promote the building campaign und provide
leadership as well as housing facilities, we
must do it ourselves neither Administration
nor faculty will ask that we do this,
neither Business nor Alumni will cast shame
on us for refusing to do this.
But Administration, faculty, business,
alumni and the average Joe' on the street
who never did and never will take classes
in the new buildings or sleep in the new
dorms, will realize that current UBC students have risen to the need.
And  that  recognition  at  this  time  is
worth a million public relations releases on-
the need for public support.
June 10, 1957 completely upset the political status quo in
Canada. Those affected by this
change are busy making statements in a hurried attempt to
explain why things happened
as they did and to get out from
under. Most of the explanations for the Liberal defeat are
so grossly over simplified as to
be ludicrous. Let us look for
a moment at a couple of them.
The president of the Young
Liberals of Canada while
making a cross country tour
blamed his party's defeat on
the fact that the "brass did not
get down to the grass." This
makes a good slogan for people
who can't think but it really
explains little. It's just a convenient way of making the
Liberal leadership the scapegoat for the debacle. From personal observations I would say
that the campaign as waged
by the Liberal hierarchy was
at least as energetic as that
waged by the Conservative
front benchers. After all there
is only so much that the Chiefs
can do, the rest has to be done
by the indians.
This is where the Liberals
went into a state of collapse.
Liberal constituency organizations were in many cases moribund. Nominations were often
handed out as good conduct
prizes or long service awards.
There were few new ideas and
in many organizations the only
reason people worked at all
was that they were well paid.
Looking at the above facts, it
would seem that the Liberal
grass was getting pretty well
burnt out in any event.
Another explanation has it
that the Gallup Poll prediction
of a Liberal victory led people
to the belief that they could
vote for the opposition and still
keep a Liberal government.
What people really wanted
when they voted Conservative
was merely a stronger opposition—not a new government.
Granting that there would be
some people who voted Tory
for this reason the number
would be amply compensated
by those people who having
seen the prediction of a Liberal
win voted the predicted win
ning ticket, In any event most
people who vote for a political
party do so for a specific reason, it may be policy or political upbringing or for a particular candidate. It would be
strange indeed if any significant number of people voted
against a government and a
candidate whom they normally
support merely because they
wanted a stronger opposition.
These two explanations are
merely representative of a
smug theory prevalent in Liberal circles that; "What we did
was right, but it wasn't appreciated." The Liberals would be
well advised to examine more
closely the reasons for their
decline and fall,
As yet the only report of any
consequence on the voting
habits in the 1957 election
appeared in the current affairs
journal Saturday Night on
August 17. Written by J. D.
Jotyis and entitled "Why Canadians Voted Conservative," it
shows  that  most  people  who
changed their votes from Liberal to Tory did so because
they were in disagreement with
Liberal policies. Suez contributed 7.8% to thc change, the
pipeline debate 25.7%, Old
Age Pensions 29.9% and Time
for a Change 36,6%. Time for
a Change was broken down
into several minor categories.
"Arrogance" of Liberal leaders
39.0%, More equitable Cabinet
representation 31.4%, neglect
of farmers 17.6% and voted for
local man 12.0%- which equal
time for a change or 100%.
This survey is not conclusive.
It might not be completely accurate but it certainly gives a
much better insight into what
hapened than the oversimplified explanations c u r r e n tly
making the rounds. As such it
gains additional significance.
What is needed to complete the
survey of Canadian voting
habits is a study of the political
allegiance of the 1,500,000 new
voters. It would be extremely
interesting to see how they
voted and why.
And Election Foresight:
Will The Press Honeymoon
With Diefenbaker's Boys
Continue Until  Election?
What with the new session
of Parliament coming up on
October 23 you can be sure
that thc press is going to be
full    of    many    thousands of
Letters to the Editor
UBC - Publicity
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:—
Few universities on this continent, it would seem, are as
publicity conscious as this one.
We are constantly on our
guard against public censure;
constantly fishing for public
approval. Several Council
and Faculty members would
seem to be engaged in nothing
else. In addition, let us hasten
to add, the university is constantly deserving of public approval for the high calibre of
its graduates.
Yet with all this high resolve and thoroughgoing public relations gamesmanship,
are we known as "the students
who build their own lecture
balls, or a University of true
scholars?"     Alas,   no.
The Trek Tradition, in spite
of provincial government
matching grants, still exists in
thc public consciousness, if at
all, as only a name. The calibre of our scholars is known
only to American oil companies and perhaps the occasional editor of an obscure American literary quarterly. The
public, as a whole, pays little
attention to us.
An unfortunate situation,
surely, but one which has been
finally and decisively remedied. Community prestige at
last! As ot the eight by-twelve
photograph on the front page
of Monday's downtown newspapers, we are now known as
The University of Bosomy
Blond Co-ed Queens, or possibly, the most grandular campus in Canada.
B.   HALE,
Arts 3
Hazing .. .
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
On the front page of Tuesday's Ubyssey you had an
article on hazing. Many students apparently think that it
is a farce, and some frosh feel
that it sets them apart. However, if the case is looked into
more deeply it will be found
that hazing gives all UBC students a common bond.
It is natural that frosh will
become better organized as the
years pass by, for, they find
out what will happen and
then prepare themselves against it. If present upperclassmen had kept quiet about what
happens in initiation, then the
frosh would have been far less
Frosh now outnumber engineers two to one, but of these
frosh only a very lew have the
spirit to give what they get,
and also, very, very few fresh-
etles join in wholeheartedly.
Il everyone concerned would
join the hazing with the right
spirit then new members would
have a hectic but enjoyable
lime to remember.
Take Hazing away, and part
of the heritage of University
goes with it; this I feel would
be a great loss to future generations.
The engineers of course now
may need more help, but the
agricultural and Forestry students certainly came to their
aid this time, and I feel sure
that they will continue to do
so as long as hazing continues.
Yours truly,
Troffic Control . . .
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
For the past 30 years I t ivc
wondered why there is no automatic signal at 10th Avenue
and Alma Road. The situation,
to put it mildly, is now worse
than it was 30 years ago when
I was a student myself. Three
bus lines must cross this intersection: the Dunbar, the cross-
Broadway as it makes its final
loop, and the Tenth Avenue
At present, with the commencement of the winter session, as I strive to get to work,
endeavouring to move south
and east from my home, in
common with other working
citizens, I see daily two or two
and a half blocks of cars lined
up East of Alma Road trying to
cross a blinker signal one by
one. This is in the morning.
The situation is bad in certain
evening hours ;flso.
Alma Road forms the main
auto discharge artery down
from Dunbar hill, and persons
wishing to travel from there,
as well as those going to and
from Point Grey, meet with
considerable frustration. This
becomes dangerous, as students
who have wasted some ten
minutes lining up to cross the
intersection get desperate as
they foresee another "late to
8.30 lecture."
While a traffic light, much
overdue, is being installed, the
situation could be temporarily
relieved by a policeman on
point duty. School boys of
public   school   age   are   given
paddles to expedite traffic at
school intersections. Perhaps a
university student might be
capable of discharging such
"ARTS '27"
p,S.—Why on earth doesn't
Students' Council campaign on
Despicoble ...
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
I realize now, after seeing
only six issues of The Ubyssey,
that most tilings are preiiy despicable.
I know now that our country
is run by several collections of
bloats who are engaged in an
eager competition to destroy
the country before their competitors get a fair whack at it.
I also know that people of
Greek origin are despicable
and band together in clumps
called frats, in order to be despicable to little girls who only
want to eat. They are also despicable in general, these
Beauty queens I now know
are vaguely despicable, but not
so that you can really put your
linger on it.
This after only six issues.
The point i.s that I am a rather personable man who just
might get places if he didn't
get involved in tilings despicable during the year and thereby become despicable himself.
I don't want to be despicable.
How can I avoid this'.'
1st Year Law
PS—I cannot tvpc and have i
no ear for news.
words of politics every day.
It will be interesting to sec if
the press' honeymoon with the
Conservative Government will
continue as when a few weeks
ago the press called thc speculated change of Davie Fulton
from Justice Minister to Minister of Citizenship and Immigration a "promotion". Political speculation will pick up
and the newspapers will be
full of rumors from "informed
One problem which is sure
to fill many a column will be
that of the date of the next
general election. A former
Liberal cabinet minister who
headed an important portfolio
in the previous government
told a group of friends that if
he were in John's shoes he
would ask for dissolution after
bringing down the Speech
From The Throne and give
Canada a Christmas gift of an
election on December 23 —
snowed-in roads or no.
A former Liberal MP., and
a respected figure, hearing this,
agreed with the former minister and speculated that 150
Conservative MP's would follow John into the House of
The advantages for such an
early election would be the
catching of the other political
parties off guard, disorganized
and without money. Also the
Conservatives could unfold a
program with political plums
for all in the Speech From The
Throne and say that they could
not carry out their programme
without a majority in Parliament. With a Christmas election, instead of a spring election tho Conservatives could
avoid facing the em harassing
situation of having to answer
for the expected, this winter,
worst unemployment situation
since the great depression.
Prime Minister Diefenbaker's
most approved-of cabinet appointment was that of Sidney
Smith to the post of Minister
of External Affairs. It was interesting and ironical to note,
remembering  the Conservative
attitude to the Liberal Suez policy last winter, that Mr. Smith
was in full accord with Canada's policy under the Liberal
Government in the Suez Crisis.
k k k
Be prepared to hear a lot
about the Liberal Party in thc
next few months. Loud noises
will emit from the near nonexistent B. C. Young Liberal
Association when it meets in
convention at Penticton on the
weekend of October 27. The
Young Liberals will put part
of the blame of the decline of
the Liberals on the lack of new
ideas in party policy.
The association will attempt
to reactivate itself and thc senior Liberal Association partly
by taking on a more radical
tinge. The Young Liberals
will attempt to serve as a
source of irritation and new
ideas for the senior association.
Following the Young Liberal
Association Convention, probably around thc middle of December, the B.C. Liberal Association will hold its convention.
This convention will have to
grapple with the problem of
Arthur Laing's leadership of
the parly. Laing has been defeated in two successive attempts to gain a seat in Victoria.
Laing. himself, feels that he
is Ihe victim of a general turn
against the Liberal Party and
that a new leader could not
change the situation. He says
that the Liberal Party need
only remain true to its principles and thai eventually the
people of B.C. will again adopt
the Liberals as their government. It is only a matter of
time, he says, until the Social
Credit's economic policies in
B.C. catch up to the Government and defeat it.
tt is generally felt in the
Liberal Party that Arthur
Laing, although a sincere and
capable man, has lost the confidence of the people of B.C.
and it would be best if he re
signed, preferably immediately
rather than at the convention.
This would give the party a
chance to look for a new leader
who would not have to fight
Laing for the leadership on the
convention floor.
Thc National Liberal Federation will probably hold its
leadership convention on January 27 in Ottawa. This convention will be a most important one and will determine the
future policies of the Liberal
It will be interesting to se«
if the party will revamp its
policies ending up with a more
radical platform.
One thing is certain at all of
these Liberal conventions —
the liquor will flow freely.
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Page 3
J. J. Abromson
I. F. Hollenberg
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This is a column which I
hope will serve as another medium of communication between
the President and the Members
of the Alma Mater Society. It
will sometimes serve as a personal interpretation of Council's business, but in the main
it will contain random thoughts
and issues that are troubling
me. I sincerely invite all your
comments and criticisms so that
I may have your direction on
future plans and policies,
Tuesday's Ubyssey highlighted two major stories which
should be topics of discussion
for all UBC students.
The first is the rather startling news that enrollement has
reached a figure of 8,750 students. Last year the Trek Committee took the University's projections for enrollment figures
and added 10 per cent across
the board, since the feeling was
that the estimates were too conservative. It is now obvious that
even the larger figure used by
the Trekkers was too small.
To a campus that was overcrowded' last year have been
added over 1100 new students!
Academically, this means still
larger classes, with still less personal help from our already
over-worked faculty members.
Residences have been a per-
renial topic of discussion on the
campus. The increase in enrollment means that approximately
4,000 students are seeding accomodation on or near a campus
that can house only 1100 of
All money for capital expansion is committed to the Arts
Building until it is completed.
What this boils down to is that
the speed with which residences
are erected depends now upon
the success of the UBC Development Fund Committee and the
amount of ready cash it can
raise. It would appear that our
next step, as students, is to give
the Committee all the help we
possibly can, and to consider
what extra effort we as students
can contribute to give their
fund-raising campaign impetus.
There is a great deal of food
for thought here, and there will j
be a great deal more to say j
on this issue. Think about it.     j
The other story that troubles
me is the story by-lined "Ruth
X," about a woman student be
ing   subjected   to   abuse   and   a
"cold shoulder" because she had
the  audacity  to sit  in  the   last
remaining  empty   chair   in   the |
cafeteria, which happened to be I
at a "Greek Table."
I have checked with the reporter who wrote the story, Mr.
A. Forrest, and have satisfied
myself that the story is substantially true, even if written "at
the top of his voice" in a somewhat overwrought m a n n c r.
Without attempting to analyze
the merits or demerits of fraternities and sororities, I will
only say this:
There is no excuse whatsoever for a few persons heaping '
abuse on another student in this
manner. Secondly, with a large
enrollment and extremely limited eating facilities, no person or
group of persons can assume
they have "squatter's rights" on i
any seat in the cafeteria, much ■
less on whole tables. It is human
nature to generalize, and I must
point out to the Inter-Fraternity
Council that other students not
affiliated with a fraternity will
tar all fraternities with the
same brush, and the actions of
the irresponsible few then become the concern of the majority. '       !
I don't think anyone can assail '■
what is after all a very moderate position: The tables and
scats in the cafeteria and all
other eating facilities are fair
game for all the students on a
first-come, first-served basis. The
next time.  Ruth, don't move.
Sopron Council
Meet For First Time
Miklos Gratzer, Sopron students president, held his first
executive meeting Wednesday in his new office in the Brock
Besides Gratzer there are
senting his class.
One of the main topics to be
discussed was the organization
of a parade which the Sopron
students plan to hold at the university on October 23 to celebrate the first anniversary of
the uprising in Hungary in
which the students participated.
"We have no definite plans,"
said Gratzer, "But we will certainly be holding a celebration
of some kind."
Asked whether the Sopron
student orchestra would be reformed at UBC, Gratzer replied,
"We have eight musicians here
and we would love to start the
orchestra up again but unfortunately we have no instruments."
According to Gratzer the orchestra plays mostly dance
music but they also play folk
music from Hungary and other
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Mechanistic Fallacy No. 3; George Poutrax, 1957
(Note: In answer to several requests for details of the first public showing of Chadaist
art that opened last Sunday in Carmel, California, the main text of a letter received by
Paul Woosley has been reproduced below. Mr, Woolsey, a Vancouver advertising man, outlined the concept of chadaism last week. The author ol the letter, incidentally, is Mr. Wool-
soy's sister-in-law, a North Vancouver woman   now   living   in   San   Francisco.—B.H.)
I have just returned from
Carmel where I attended the
opening of the Chadaist exhibition. I arrived at noon for
the Koskis' luncheon given in
honour of Henry Ormsby and
his wife and then went down
to thc gallery where a hundred
odd guests were gathered. As
spiritual leader of the cult,
Ormsby delivered a short address in which he stressed the
significance of the art form as
nn original approach to the
task of expressing the dilemma
of our society. He claims that
amongst intellectuals today
there exists a mounting protest
against the mechanistic facets
of human life.
The exhibition itself consists
of 40 works by twelve leading
artists of the cult. Generally
speaking, I would say that
"chad" was used with startling
In subtle colours, white on a
black background, used in solid design, in abstract, natural-
istically — chad has shown itself to be an effective material
with which to work.
One of the most outstanding
examples of chada is a sharply-
contrasting white - on - black
painting entitled "Mechanistic
Fallacy: No. 3 by George Poutrax, depicting the frustration
of contemporary ego with sexual mechanistic dogma.
Another which attracted my
attention was "Desert Sunset"
by Vicky Ginsberg, which is a
landscape done in blood red
with a subtle haze achieved by
the painstaking application of
watery-red colored chad.
On the whole, the response
to the private showing was tremendous. Tomorrow the exhibition will be open to the general public and it is expected
to draw a great deal of attention. By the way, Henry Miller is rumored to be coming
down from Big Sur sometime
this week.
Chadaism will certainly get
a boost if he adds his seal of
Captain Queeg - Three Interpretations
j Filmsoc's showng on Tuesday of The Caine Mutiny, raised,
: for this reviewer, some tantilizing problems of interpretation;'
; to what extent, for example, may a strong actor, by the very
j strength of his characterization, destroy the unity or alter the
! theme of his vehicle.
|    The central character of Queog
! in The Caine  Mutiny has thus!such   a   ^onerousness   to   the
i far  received three  major inter-  ™"tally »» Queeg. that all his
Ipretations: Lloyd Nolan's in the l*™'10™' appan,ntly ™UonaLbc
i original    Broadway    production
I of The Caine Mutiny Court Mar-
| lial,   that   by   Paul   Douglas   in
the road  company of the same
show, and Humprey Bogart's in
the  previously  mentioned   film.
These three men are all by nature   dominent   actors;   by   the
strength of their performances,
they have virtually created three
different plays.
Paul Douglas, perhaps, came
closest to creating a Queeg in
the image that author Herman
Wouk intended. As played by
Douglas, Queeg was a man
whose basic simplicity, the simplicity that probably lead him
into thc regular navy in the first
place and lead him to place all
his   confidence    in    clulv-by-thc-
havior became merely another
sympton of a gigantically warped brain. He acted with such
power as to become not only the
dominent force of the play, but
its only one. When he reached
the climax of his breakdown in
the witness chair, one felt any
concept of duty breaking down
with him, for if such a man
could hold authority, it was the
merest chance that he could be
rationally checked. By sheer
force of characterization, this
actor completely altered the
structure and theme of thc play,
yet it was an experience that
commanded a greater emotional
response than that created by
Humprey Bogart's portrayal is
dil'ficull to assess on a compara-
"By  Love  Possessed''
A Dry Novel of Pedantic Pessimism
book   in   exchange   for   reward-   live ba.-is, inasmuch as the struc-
bv-the-book, was. essentially,
turc of the film differs so mark-
cause of his paronoia.  With  hisodly from that of the play. The
simple  conception   of  duty  and, senario   is  so   structured   as   to
its rewards, he could not under-j make Queeg into a villain; the
stand any  departure  from  that  Navy is presented as nobly and
conception on the part of others,   quietly efficient, in a folksy sort
or of himself; the code of duty   of way, and Queeg is the insane
could not be wrong, and, as he j intposter who cheapens it while
held by the code, neither could j n e s t 1 i n g   comfortably   in   its
: he,    therefore    his    suborinates   bosom.   Bogart,   fortunately,   is
were,   and   sought   only  to   con-, forceful   enough   to   rise   above
found and frustrate him.  Doug- j this   simple   line   drawing.   In-
[ las   achieved   his   dominence   in jdeed, not only does he rise above
this play by linking Queeg and i it,  he  succeeds in  reversing  it.
| his problems to all men; his ill-' Through  his eyes,  thc  Navy  is
' ness   grew   logically   from   this! seen as an unwavering mcchan-
! portrayal.   His   manner   said:   I   ism that, sooner or later, breaks
am as normal as you; his mouth ! every man. He is forced to pla^
: said: I have departed from your j the paranoid throughout, yei he
.understanding.   He   wa.s   an   or-   convinces  one  that  this  is  only
.ganic part of th'? play, and the   one way a  man may falter. He
play gained in stature as a con-' creates   the   same    response   a.s
sequence. ! Douglas,   but   by   the   opposite
method.     Instead   of   seeing
j     That Lloyd Nolan is an actor   tnrough thc normai to the para-
I of   nearly   uncontrollable   force, noJd     we    are    forced    to    gco
is an   inescapable conclusion,   if   throu„h    tht>   abnormal   to   the
we are  to use his  portrayal  of.commo|1  wcaknoss.
, Queeg as a criteria. He brought,        	
It is popular these days to say
'You haven't heard of James
Gould Cozzens? He's been very
much under rated." However,
I hold that something more than
a cover portrait by "Time" Magazine is required to elevate a
writer to greatness, and James
Gould Cozzens does not provide
it in his new novel, "By Love
The title suggests a moving
tragedy in which an all-consuming love destroys its victims, but
Cozzen's central figure is as far
removed from this sort of nonsense as thc author himself is
from Ernest Hemingway, That
is a long way.
Arthur Winner is an extremely competent lawyer in his fifties. Both conscientious and
talented, he has won the respect
and admiration of the people of
the New England town where
he has spent his life. During the
course of the weekend in his life
which the book (570 pages) occupies, things around him and
inside him collapse and he finds
himself "a man alone."
A complex of tragedy in his
and his friends' lives helps to
bring about his loss of impetus.
He has lost his first wife through
a surgeon's error; his son died
while showing off in an airplane; and now he discovers
that the senior partner of his
law firm has for years been misusing a trust fund.
The sad circumstances are
piled amazingly high during the
course of the book, but Arthur
Winner's ailment is in essence
something subtler, less contrived. Having ruled out religion in any meaningful sense, he
looks for a raison d'etre in his
surroundings. There he finds
pointless waste and destruction,
so he must turn to himself. And
there he finds a hollow man.
Albert Camus in another recent novel, "The Fall", gives us
a religious skeptic who is nevertheless paralyzed by an obscure,
persistent feeling of guilt. Arthur Winner is similarly weakened bv the memory of an affair
with the wife of his partner and
friend, but his trouble is even
less tangible than that.
It i.s an awareness of what
Cozzens calls "that universal
principle of life, that all things
pass and all things change." The
cphomerality of all things —
beautiful and .ugly — casts its
pall over Arthur Winner's recollections, and it is in expressing
this feeling that Cozzens attains
his most evocative moments. Of
his hero's illicit affair, he writes:
"Deaf as yesterday to all remonstrances of reason, he purposed  to  "sell"    himself    over
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again to buy venery's disappearing dross — some moments of
transient dallying with hand or
eye, to which untied impatience
quickly set a term ..."
When he looks at the pattern
of his life Arthur Winner says
he feels like a man falling from
(he ton of building who calls out
to frightened onlookers, "Don't
worry. Everything's all right
so far."
This subtle discouragement is
too pervasive, I think, not to be
the author's own view. Such an
outlook is perhaps an occupational hazard of the chairbound
sort of life led by Cozzens.
Hand in hand with Cozzen's
pessimistic view of things go a
careful restraint and studied detachment. Unfortunately, it
seems paradoxically true that
the more detached is an author's
attitude towards his theme, the
more he intrudes himself unpleasantly into his works.
James Joyce wrote that the
artist should be above and beyond and separate from his finished work, as it were, standing
behind it paring his nails. Cozzens keeps getting in the way.
He obstructs the flow of emotion
from the people in his book to
the reader by using tediously
baroque language.
He has done a laudable job of
familiarizing himself with the
language and atmosphere of the
legal profession. This is his
book in that milieu. He may
have missed his calling.
It is unfortunate, though not surprising, that British playwright John Osborne's Look Back In Anger should have
gained notoriety a.s a sort of Anj>lisized Streetcar Named
Desire, with all the implied attendant evils of willful grubbiness and theatrical opportunism, for this charter member of
the Angry Author's League of England brings to his craft a
couple of 19(i0 — big virtues: vital and uncompromising treatment of character, and a big and fresh, if not always too
explicit, theme.
Hi.s main characters are Jimmy Porter, a vital, funny, but
riften irritatingly militant intellectual, and his wife, Allison,
who is an aristocrat, and. in the
words of her husband, "a monument to non-attachment." Alii
son's complacency is unhealthy
and Jimmy's furious iconoeh'.Mii
not only rancorous and futile.
but also hard on the nerves
Still, they are human and ip
love, if only in a rather groping and desperate sense of the
word. Unfortunately Osborne's
device for revealing this love
(a child lost before birth) also
strikes one as rather groping
and desperate.
The dirty little menage in the
Porters' grubby flat also boasts
one Cliff Lewis, a comfortable
slob of a Welshman, playing an
indolent counterpoint to Allison,
and, later in the play, another
aristocrat, Helena Charles, who
becomes Jimmy's mistress while
Allison is away undergoing her
ordeal of purification. She is
unable to escape conventional
morality as Allison ultimately
does, and she gives Jimmy up.
mind is Ihe knowledge that he
and his pals have been plundering and fooling everybody for
generations . . . now Ni'iel is
ji'.-;t about as vague a.s you can
'jet without being actually invisible . . . hi.s knowledge of life
and ordinary human beings is so
hazy, he really deserves some
sort of decoration ■ for it — a
medal inscribed "For Vaguery
In The Field" . . . but it wouldn't
do for him to be troubled wi'h
any stabs of conscience, however vague ... he is a patriot
and an Englishman, and he
doesn't like the idea that he may
have been selling out his countrymen all these years. So what
does he do? The only thing he
can do — seek sanctuary in his
own stupidity . . . the only way
to keep things as much as possible as they have always been
is to make any alternative too
much for your poor, tiny brain
to grasp. II takes some doing
nowadays, it really does . . .
but they knew all about character building at Nigel's school,
and he'll make it al) right.
But   these   attacks,   however
valid, are not the main concern
There is one other character j of the playwright, and his put-
in   the   play.   This   is   Allison's! ting them in the mouth of Jim-
father, a decent, respectable and
convincing incarnation of the
Victorian    hang - over    against
my, the repulsive intellectual,
is an indication of his maturity
as a dramatist. For the attacks
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of upper-class-T. S. Eliot-dead- ity as a man who must graduate
headedncss this reviewer has, from ideas to action. His wife
chanced   across.   Sample:   "Thc j graduates from attitudes to ac-
platitude from Outer  Space —  tion
the   "action"   in   each
that's   brother  Nigel   .   .   .   but  case being an acceptance of their
somewhere at thc back of that  human condition.
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