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 MOCK	
■■• rr or
PARLIAMENT'
TfotttiyHty
VOTE
YOUR
PARTY
VOL. XL
VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1957
A * * ' *
No. IS
$5 FEE INCREASE APPLAUDED
ABOVE ARE THE HUNGARIAN STUDENTS as they braved Wednesday's elements in
their march of freedom. This demonstration i.s in commemoration of the Hungarian Revolt, which took place last year. '
Silent Rites Commemorate
Hungarians  Freedom March
Same Route
For Parade
Homecoming Parade Marshal
Peter Meekison today announced that this year's parade will
follow the same route as last
year.
All floats will assemble at 1(1
a.m. Saturday, November !). al
the Irish Fusiliers Armouries at
the foot oi Georgia Street. At
10.30 a.m. the parade will proceed along Georgia Street to
Granville, turn left on Granville to Hastings, and left along
Hastings lo Burrard. The parade will then turn left on Burrard and continue to Smythe
Street where it will then disburse.
FLOATS ON DISPLAY
The floats will also be on display during half time at the
Birds vs Central Washington
football game Saturday afternoon in the stadium.
Meekison estimates that between lit) and 40 floats will be
entered in the parade. He also
disclosed that prizes will be
awarded to a number of floats
on the basis of originality and
development of the themes set
out  by  the committee.
These (hemes, according in
the Homecoming Committee
headed by Giant McDonald
should be followed by all the
II".its entered in the parade. In
this wav il i.s [elt that the parade will be more meaningful
for Ibi1 downtou u viewers.
HISTORY - DEVELOPMENT
Tile overai '• theme wil 1 he t a(.
history ami development of 1' !I('
and thi;, is broken down into
I he headin gs of I 'n i\ ersb >■ I . i ;'< .
Capital Gills Camp'.ii'.". tin i-, ('
('entenn.nl. tiie \iniji Annual
Open Moose and th" Second
Great Trek.
Float.- will be In i i ii in Ihe
Field House and in Ilia Armouries i >o Friday a! it moon The
eonim il let' leel bat a i lernonn
building u i' 1 a I low im in ■ she
deals In nib ml the basketball
game bet ss e, n the I hiab a' al the
Alumni on ! 'i ad w m ah I in the
War   Memorial   ( Is , nnasium
I'll 11 in ( ins a a I bniieei mi ins.1
('omm 11 lee I 'u I il mi i \ ( >l i mm
, I leased Ihe fuel ilia! latere parades    ,.>'■      v* '".'.'•   ami     u i ion    r ■ ■
,,ood   in has linn    o|    ri'.C   ...liidellls
i  11 ru i"       tin.      pa r.n Ii
One   hundred-fifty   Hungarian  students  braved   the   rain
Wednesday to inarch in silent'
commemoration  of  last  year's
Hungarian Revolt.
At 12.30 the Sopron students
congregated at the fiag pole on
the Main Mall. From there they
marched bare-headed behind
their banner bearer, Geza Toth
to the Memorial Gymnasium.
A wreath was placed in the
lobby by Miklos Gratzer and
Gvula Jui.asz dressed in Ihe uni-
lorms  they  wore  last  year.
From the Gymnasium the
Hungarians marched back to the
flag pole and then to the Wesbrook building to plant a tree.
The sod wa.s turned by members of the leaching staff of the
Faculty  of  Forestry.
The parade was a re-enaction
of the ceremony which took
place a year ago Wednesday in
Hungary before the start of the
revolt. In Hungary the students
marched silently into the city
from the university, placed a
wreath, and then marched back
to  the  University.
The tree wa.s planted in front
of the Wesbrook building so that
future students may remember
the Sopron students and the revolt of October 2'...  193«.
World Affair
Conference
At McGill
McGill University will host
the first student conlerenee on
World Affairs to be held in
Canada.
Twenty-six universities have
been invited to send two delegates to tile conference to be
ueld   Xovember   2*)   lo   23.
Topic of the conference will
be •'Aspects of Canadian Foreign Policy." which will be
divided into Canada and NATO.
Canada and Ihe UN. and Canada.    Commonwealth,    and    Ihe
r s
I'lU' delegates will be chosen
from the ia.! ire .student Pods b,\
a panel ol sev 'ii composed oi
-tudeiu   ami   lacully   memmers
All expenses will be paid and
applicants arc asked io give then'
name.-, year and lacully io Ihe
AMS oi'licc no later than Mon
das . ( >ctoboi :_>;j si udeiils in Internal ioual Studies, Political
Science, Kceiiom les. History m
1 .a a. are < - oee la I Is I'eii in sled to
appls ,
FROSH REPS ATTEND-
MEETING ESSENTIAL
The Frosh will once
again be able to prove their
worth!
The Frosh Representatives will meet Friday noon
in Room 354 of tho Brock
Extension.
Those persons who were
elected in then' respective
English classes to represent
the Frosh for the year 1957-
58 are compelled to attend
this important meeting.
The meeting wil! serve as
thc means of introducing"
these new members lo the
previously elected executive.
WALTER HARRIS WILL SPEAK
AT NOON TOD A Y ON FINANCE
The Honourable Walter Harris, former Minister of
Finance in the Liberal Government will speak Thursday at
12.30 in Arts 100. Staunch advocate of the tight money policy,
and a probable contender for the leadership of the Liberal
Party. Mr. Harris is one of the most outstanding political
figures who will appear on the campus this year.
First appointed to the cabinet in January, 1950, he held
the portfolio of citizenship and immigration before being appointed Minister of Finance in July, 1954.
When last in Vancouver, Mr. Harris, defended the policies
of his government before a large audience, stating that the
tight money policy had been reluctantly adopted in the interests of all Canadians. His stand has been somewhat vindicated by the failure of his successor, Donald Fleming, to make
any substantial changes in a policy which he bitterly criticized
some months ago.
Brock Art Topic
Of Conversation
You students who sit in the Brock Extension, stuck for
something to say? Just look up and gaze at the contemporary
art collection for a few minutes. It's a marvelous conversation
UBC Meets
Five WUSC
Exchanges
Three World University Service Committee foreign exchange
students were introduced at the
AMS general meeting Wednesday.
WUSC chairman, Wayne Hubble announced that Heinricli
Dornhol of Germany. Idahosa
Osii'o of Nigeria, and Mano
Hands' from Ceylon, came lo
UBC this scar on exchange
scholarships.
Two other students, Rhodesian''
Jairus  IVTutambikiva  and   Malayan K   .Jeyaratnam have had their
WUSC   scholarships   to   UBC   renewed this year.
Hubble also gave a report
on the WUSC national convention held October I Ida at the
Univei.iiy of \'ew Brunswick.
Main points of the report
were:
I'fiC has the most extensive
exchange program of the represented universities, wiih five
-Indents from abroad attending
CBC. and four CBC students
.-' ud.s inn in foreign lands I his
y< ar on  \VTSl' scholarship-;.
Cl'.C iris reipaesit d lhai 81.000
of her S1 .atK) emit ribiit i in to
Ihe international Program of
Action be depilated for Ihe
African Medical Students' Trust
Fund.
This summer's WCSC .seminar
program ss-ill probably be held
in Yu .mi las'ia. Furl her in forma
lion    will   lie   relea-ed   later.
piece.
Expulsion
Threatened
The campus Liberal Club was
threatened with expulsion from
Parliamentary Council at a
stormy meeting of the Council
held on Wednesday noon.
CCF President Norm Fages
pointed out that the Liberals
wore holding a public meeting
on Thursday, which is the day
the campus mock political elections are taking  place.
FAGES MOVES
"I move." said Fages, "That
if the Liberals do not postonc
their meeting Unit they be
thrown out of Parliamentary
Council," The motion was defeated.
Liberal president, John McKay promised that no election
speeches would be given at the
Liberal meeting.
GILES ELECTED
Jack Giles was elected president of parliamentary council
and   Wally  Ellis,   vice-president.
A CCF speaker pointed out
that many students in Education would be away on Thursday and urged that a separate
election be held on Friday in
the Education Building. The
motion was defeated by 20 votes
to   19.
MOCK ELECTIONS
Jack   Giles   closed   the   meeting  with a plea to all students.
"I urge you all to register your
vote   in   the   mock   elections   on
•Thursday."
Brock Art Chairman, Ron
Longstaffer explained that the
Extension now has "the nuclcous
of a growing collection that,
with wise selection, will increase
into something of value."
At present much of the rabble
walks through the Brock Ex-
lention, takes one fleeting glance
at the present collection and
mutters "I don't like it."
According to Longstaffe,
"They just say they don't like
it, but they can't say why. Our
plan i.s to educate them so that
they can look at the paintings
critically and at least say WHY
they don't like it."
He added that, "For the first
time students are beginning to
think about Canadian contemporary art: for the first time
they are beginning to discuss
and formulate opinions about il."
"We're not interested in building up a collection of paintings
by old masters. Our aim is to
create a contemporary collection
— the best of what is being
painted NOW."
Longstaffe added that "although we have access to the
best B.C. contemporary art, our
problem lies in acquiring paintings from back cast. Most ot
the eastern works are snatched
up immediately by the National
Art Gallery."
Booklets containing interpretations written by the artists of
the six paintings now hanging
in the Extension (with the exception of those that the artists
feel "speak for themselves") will
be available at the official opening tomorrow.
Longstaffe added that "If
enough students show interest,
we can get the curator of the
Vancouver Art Gallery to lecture
some noon hour."
Straw Vote Ends
Heated Debate
More than 1,100 students voted Tuesday in favor of a $5
increase in AMS fees.
The unoffical "straw vote" climaxed over an hour of heated
debate at the fall general meeting on the proposed fee hike.
The vote was taken to determine the willingness of students
to assess themselves an extra $5 for a one- or three-year
period to raise money for student housing,
To have an official and bind-
Tween Classes
UCC Hold Election
Today at Noon
THURSDAY
TODAY   AT    NOON    U.C.C.
ing decision on the fee increase
the Student's Council will have
lo place a referendum before
the student body for approval.
Ben Trevino, AMS president,
outlined the motion regarding
the fee hike and then spoke
on its behalf.
NEGATIVE ASPECTS
After a brief outline of thc
will hold a general meeting in negative aspects of the proposal
thc Double Committee Room of by councii co-ordinator Williams,
thc Brock. Election of a Treas- the ,notion was put to the house
urer and Vice-President, plus a | for open djscussion.
student executive program make , 0ne of the first speakers to
it VITAL for every club to at-, pad up to the microphone was
tend' i Russ Fraser, EUS president. He
*      *      * stated that students must show
CARIBBEAN   STUDENTSj people that they have an inter-
Association    present    Professor  est   in   the  campaign  so others
Bourne  speaking  on   "West  In-  will give more,
dies Revisited" today at noon in       "People who are not willing
Physics 202. to part with $5 to see the campus
ff. ff* ft*
SPORTS CAR CLUB will
meet in Engineering 201 today
at 12.30. Two Alpine Rally
films will be shown and program of events will be discussed
grow,    should    go    somewhere
else," he said.
Don Jabour, Law III spoke
strongly against the fee hike.
He refered to the UBC tradition
which   has  already  contributed
Members will be admitted free .$3,000,000 worth of buildings to
and to non-members there will tlle campus and stated that people had come to expect the students to boost they fees every-
lime the university needs money.
Me said that building was not
student business and that "government and industry should
build for us."
John Helliwell, Commerce III,
felt that students had an obligation to the university to build
ber two on skin diving theory and replace facilities which we
today at noon in Arts 206. In- have been lucky enough to use.
formal discussions on skin div- "Just because the government
ing held every noon hour except is not doing its share, there is
Thursday in the club room: 157   no  reason   why  we  should not
be a 25c charge.
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NFCUS  COMM.
will
hold  a
meeting   today   at
3.30
in   the
Men's   Club   Room
in
Brock.
Anyone   interested
in   working
on the Committee
is invited.
ff*      ft-
ff*
AQUA-SOC. _
Lecture num-
in the Brock Extension.
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BADMINTON — Tryouts for
women's badminton team today
al 8.15 p.m. in Memorial Gym
and tomorrow at 6 p.m. in the
Women's Gym.
ff*      ff*       ft*
VOLLEYBALL practice for
all those Interested today at 6
p.m. in the Women's Gym.
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SYNCHRONIZED   SWIMMING
practice   today   at   Empire   Pool
at  1230.    New-comers are welcome.
ff*       ff*       ff*
PRE-DENTAL —• Mr. Sinclair
from the Dental Supply House,
is speaking on Our Part in the
Homecoming Parade in Physics
302 todav at noon.
do ours."
PUBSTER MEETING TO
DISCUSS CENTENNIAL
Al the risk of scJundKg
monotonous, the Publications Board herewith sum-
m/jns all its loyal staff
members to an urgent
meeting in the Ubyssey
office, Friday noon at 12:30
sharp.
This meeting is even
more urgent than usual.
Jack Giles, Ubyssey Centennial Contest Committee
Chairman (UCCCC), will
preside.
Politicos  Compete
Model   Parliament  Election  Today
A campus wide election is
being held today lo determine
who will wield the power in
Ibis  sear's  Model  Parliament.
FIVE   PARTIES
Five campus political parties
will be vying for representation. The Dimmer of seats in
the scvonty-fivo member parliament that each parts- will
hold will be in direct proportion to the percentage of vote
thai they receive in the election.
FIRST MODEL
First model Parliament ss ill
be held Thursday. October 3 1,
;il 12.3(1 in the Brock Lounge.
The parly which wins today
will form the government and
will choose a prime minister
and   a   cabinet
This party will, if it can hold
,    a    majority,    remain    in    power
throughout the seven sittings
this sear. However, if they
are defeated during the session, Ihe Opposition will be
asked to form an alternate government or a new election will
be held.
SUPPORT   FORWARD   LOOK
Coiumenliug on the election.
Consers'atism Lynda dates said
"University sludents will support (he I'orward look in legislation thill is already coming
from Ottawa, by voting Conservative."
Desmond Fitzgerald commented, "It is indubitable tliat
Ihe Ottawa scene will be reproduced on Ihe Campus onl.s
more so. The Tories lie re will
have a much greater majority."
OPPOSITE VIEW
An opposite view was stilled
by   Liberal   l.sidor   W'olle   who
said   "The   Liberals   will   win GREAT OPPORTUNITY
CBC   again   and   will   gain   in Terry   O'Brian,   Past   Presi-
supporl, because    the    Liberal dent     of    the     Conservatives,
Party   now   poses   more   of   a would   give   no   predictions   on
challenge   for  young  people  to the election,  but said,  "This is
become active." a    great    opportunity    for   stu-
INTEREST STRONG <ln,,s   lo   takr  |)i,rl   in   a  novcI
political   activity     by     casting
(heir vole lor the party of their
choice.    The success or failure
CCF   President   Norm   Fages
siiid   lhal   interest   in   the   CCF
paris   .s strong and  that  he ex- ()(.  ||h,   M()ri(,,   pa,.|Klmcnt   rMl„
peels his party  to  make a  good wll;, , lu, stll(k,nts."
•v;|,mvm- p()i[s wji| |K. open from 11.30
When   asked      if     he   would p. 2.3d al six central  locations,
consider   forming     a     coalition ,\MS   cards   must   be   presented
with another parts' in the evenl when voting.
fill   a   minorils   government   is SEVERE PENALTY
elected,    Fages    said,    "that    it Returning officer  Ben  Dover
u;is   doubtful." has said lhal  if anyone   i.s found
"The    CCF    parly."    he    con- .-lulling   ballot   boxes   the  olec-
linued.      "stands      lor     certain lion svill be postponed and that
principles,   and   unless   another the  culprit   will   be  responsible
party   would   agree   with   these lor   financing   a   new   election.
there   would   be   no   benetil    in Ballots    will    be   counted    at
coalition," L! "u  in  the  Brock  Stage  Room. fcage 2
THE    UBYSSEY
t  Thursday, October 24, 1957
THE UBYSSEY
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?ear. Single copies five cents. Published in Vancouver throughout the University year by
he Student Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society, University of British Columbia.
Editorial opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial staff of the Ubyssey, and not
Becesfarily those of the Alma Mater Society or the University, Letters to the Editor should not
be more than 150 words. The Ubyssey reserves the right to cut letters, and cannot guarantee
publications of all letters received.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF PATRICIA MARCHAK
What 7kU CaiitjtttJ Veefa
MERRILL LECKIE
News Editor  Dave Ferry
Assistant News Editor Helen Zukowski
Associate Editor  - Ken Lamb
Sports Editor  Ken Wiebe
SENIOR EDITOR	
Managing Editor  Dave Robertson
Business Manager   Harry Yuill
Features Editor    Barbara Bourne
CUP Editor Marilyn Smith
 DIANA SMITH
■v.    Reporters and Desk: — Mary Wilkins, Marlene Marleau,   Bill  Pickett,  Sue  Wynn   Ross,
Ken Rodkinson,    John Dressier,
TELEPHONES:
Editorial and News Offices   --AL. 4404, Locals 12, 13, 14
BUsiness and Advertising Offices    AL. 4404, Local 6
Congratulations To:
% The student body for turning out en
force to the General Meeting without having been pushed, taunted, ridiculed, brainwashed, or bribed by promises of momentous entertainment; and for taking an active
though orderly interest in the discussions    .    .    .
f The Engineers for acting and voting
with a more evident concern for the issues
and a greater degree of individuality than
has hek\ shown by tiny of their predecessors; and for brightening up the meeting
with their antics while n o t disrupting
it   .   .   .
fe The President of the Students' Council
for his unparalleled fairness in presenting
trie major issue by describing both sides
of the argument; and for conducting the
most democratic and well-organized meeting in many years   .   .   .
0 The Students' Council for not following
previous councils' annual efforts to present
a "united front" in all its ivory-tower glory
and despite divergence in individual
views    .    .    .
0 The multiple speakers, whether for or
against a fee-increase, for their well-delivered arguments apparently based on previous study of the issue    .    ,    ,
0 The blue-sweatered girl who had the
courage to present succinctly and persuasively, the straight-forward view of the out-
of-town student in need of a dormitory
room    .    .    .
f) The President of the Socred Club for
telling us about Victoria's intentions   .   .   .
£ And Mr. Bennett for having made it
necessary for students to discuss the issue
in the first place.
TOP OF THE TOTEM
By Ben Trevino,
AMS President
This year's NFCUS convention was
remarkable for the unanimity the delegates
to the convention displayed about the purpose and function of a national organization acting*in the interests of Canadian
university students.
The mandate system that Don Jabour
arid Stan Beck instituted at last year's convention is working so well that NFCUS
delegates go to the convention prepared
with ideas for national and international
projects rather than with strictly local problems. With individual universities handling
competitions, the National Office is lelt
free to handle projects of concern to all
students, such as income tax, unemployment
insurance, and scholarships.
. An effort to cut the National Office
staff down to an Executive Secretary and
one stenographer failed completely, with
the mover of the motion left voting for it,
while the seconder abstained and all the
other delegations voted against such a move.
NFCUS offers excellent representation
in international affairs, sending delegates
to as many international conferences as it
can find money for. In this aspect alone
NFCUS' existence is justified.
We must realize that Canadian university students will receive a great deal ol
attention in the next few years. The crisis
and ensuing publicity about lack 'of facilities
and the re-appraisal of North American
students towards education that has been
percipitated by the launching of Sputnik
means that student opinions and requests
will receive more than the lip service they
have in past years.
Unless provincial and federal governments are unbelievably complacent or worse
yet, incredibly stupid, there will be of
necessity be an examination of the attitudes
and policies that place such high priorities
on roads and such low priorities lor education. Some politicians, who have developed
the   unusual   habit   of   looking   beyond   tiie
next election, have woken up to the fact
that higher education in Canada is in a
sorry state of affairs.
At Memorial University in the so-called
'"depressed" province of Newfoundland, 65
per cent of the students receive financial
aid in the form of provincial scholarships.
The University of Laval has a planned
building program totalling over S100 million
and extending over the next 50 years, to
which the provincial government of the
so-called "illiterate" province of Quebec
has subscribed.
In the next, few years then, NFCUS
must grow a.s a concept and a.s a force to
give Canadian students an effective national
voice. University students, on the other
hand, cannot expect to receive the benefits
of their contribution plainly labelled "Merry
Christmas from NFCUS."
It is in the very nature of things that
much of what NFCUS hopes to accomplish
they will never be able to take a great deal
of credit for. Unfortunately the fastest strides
can be t; k'' i only by reaching the ears of
certain key people and by exerting pressures
on people who can transfer that pressure
where i) will do the most good. None of this
is considered polite conversation and it is
not in good taste to talk about it, but nevertheless it is so. ^
In the meantime, NFCUS must keep
on doing what it can on a meager budget
and putting up with the plaintive cries of
universities who want their campi run for
them at the rate of less than 50 cents per
student. NFCUS must continue to work, in
the most part, behind the scenes, at least
until politicians will not bo afraid of losing
votes if they admit that Ihe electorate can
have some worth while ideas and contributions,  too. j
NFCUS still has some organizational
and financial problems. It is not by any
means a perfect organization. But. the ideal
that the concept of a National Federation
implies   deserves   loyally.
Displayed   Individuality
We are happy to note that a Canadian,
and a British Columbian at that, displayed
some individuality at one lime in the history of this country.
His name was Brother XII. He lived in
1928 near Yellow-point, on Vancouver
Island. He believed tiiat he was the twelfth
member of the White Circle of ''the other
world's" wise men. This belief led him to
collect around him a colons' of wives and
very  rich  disciples.
Oddly enough, many of these very rich
disciples   disappeared,   neeer    lo   be   hoard
of   again.   Their   money   has   never    been
heard of again oil!.or.
Recently a scull, unidentifiable, has
been   unearthed   near   Yellowstone.
We will no doubt hear more of Brother
XII lor here is a mystery of the occult
thai I ires tho iiiiae,iii;itioii\ ol ihose lew Canadians  who  hns'o   minion,it ions  to   fire.
We are proud that al leasl one man
in our century had ■ ulTieiont individuality
to create wii.it m now a dandy lillle lurid
past behind which the ie-.t of us can hide,
until   tourist   aea.auii   conies   aeain.
For seven years the University of British Columbia has
been in the Evergreen Conference. In that Conference the
Thunderbird Football Team
has won less than seven games.
The reason? We are playing
against better football teams.
The reason that the other teams
are better is because their
players are subsidised, and
they can take players who
might otherwise go to U.B.C.
Why not subsidize our players? The Administration says
they are. not interested in subsidized athletics. They want
"sport for sport's sake." That
is all very well but in this day
and age when all other teams
subsidize and we can't find an
adequate opponent to compete
(not beat — but compete)
against, isn't it a hopeless attitude?
The students say the standard of education goes down.
This is a ridiculous remark,
which even the Administration
would not make. Harvard,
Yale, Columbia and Stanford,
to name only a few high ranking U. S. colleges offer scholarships and certainly they are
not suffering scholastically. As
long as rigid controls such as
our present eligibility rules
are in force, the standard will
not drop.
Both students and Administration say "Wait until we get
into the Western Collegiate
Conference." U.B.C. played
against another  Canadian  col
lege last month and took their
worst beating this season (56-0).
Why? Because University of
Western Ontario offers athletic-
scholarships to its football
players. While in the East for
that game, we talked to one
player who said he got $1000
plus his travelling expenses
from his summer job to their
two week training camp.
What's to stop Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba from
doing the same thing?
Why should U.B.C. be the
only University in North
America that "competes" in
an inter-collegiate conference
and does not offer athletic subsidization? To my knowledge,
that is our position.
The only alternative to ath
letic scholarships is to quit
football if we wish to improve
the present situation. Our players go out there and play their
hearts out just to get beaten
again. This is not easy on the
players, either mentally or
physically. One cannot but admire their love of the game
and their determination.
On the other hand one can't
but wonder whether there isn't
a better system. Surely no one
will deny them the right to
play their game by saying we
should drop extra-curricular
football. Instead, let us give
them a little assistance by
adding a few players so they
can compete against their
opponents. What this campus
needs is athletic subsidization,
at least for its football team.
A Point Made Clearer
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
I am quoted in your editorial
of Wednesday, October 16th,
on the subiect of the purposes
of the Leadership Conference.
You seem to indicate some uncertainty as to whether I was
speaking for myself or for the
administration. You could
have found out by asking me.
This is called "checking" in
newspaper circles. I was speak--
ing for myself as I indicated
to the reporter, who incidentally garbled the interview and
omitted two quotes which I requested that he include.
I said that I had always understood the Leadership Conference was arranged for the
purpose of allowing the people
who have taken over executive positions in student affairs
to meet one another, and also
to meet members of the faculty
whom il might be helpful for
them to know, in carrying out
their student responsibilities.
In a university as large as ours,
the very business of knowing
the people it is helpful to
know, is something that has to
be arranged, and I have felt
that the Leadership Conference was a very helpful and
useful initiative taken by the
Students' Council to promote
easy communication anions
those who should know each
other.
The second and equally important purpose of the Conference, as I have understood it
from the beginning, was that
of stimulating further understanding on thc part of all
present about the operations of
student government, about student-faculty relations, about
current university problems,
and indeed about anything
that anyone who attended the
Conference w a s uncertain
about. You have only lo look
at the programme each year
and the titles of the discussion
groups to see that this has been
regarded a.s a primary function
of the Conference.
Until this year it was certainly my personal understanding that the representatives of
The Ubyssey who attended the
Conference attended as student
leaders. The Ubyssey itself
has normally been a subject
for discussion and the functions of a student newspaper
have usually been fully and
frankly discussed. This I think
has been helpful to all of us,
and I think that Stan Beck's
leadership discussion group
during his period as Editor of
The Ubyssey was one of the
highlights of the Conference
that year. He explained very
clearly what he understood to
be the functions of a student
newspaper, as a preliminary to
what turned out to be a very
successful year as editor. I do
not recollect the student reporters ever before acting to
an equal degree as reporters
and not as executive members
of an important student organization to the extent that they
have this year. This is I think
a new departure. I felt and
feel it is a bad departure. I
think that the first two purposes which I have outlined
above are in fact the primary
purposes of thc Leadership
Conference. If the Students'
Council does not feel so, they
are quite entitled, being the
sponsors of the Leadership
Conference, to define the purposes of the Conference in any
other way they choose. I
have, however, felt that these
two purposes have been good
and useful purposes up to the
present. If the Students' Council want a Conference that is
primarily designed to air publicly student (and presumably)
faculty grievances, then that is
a different kind of Conference.
I did not and do not say that
I would not attend such a Conference, if invited. What I did
say is that I am not interested
in attending a conference
which is called for one set of
purposes and results in another
set of purposes unspecified at
the   time   the   conference   was
General   Meeting
NFCUS:
Editor. Tiie Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
1 attempted in the General
Meeting to have the Alma Mater Society go on record as being displeased with thc way
NFCUS has been spending our
money. This was intended to
show only that there is enormous room for improvement
and was not intended as an indictment of the present executive.
I note that the Chair accepted a vote upon the adoption of
the NFCUS Report while an
amendment to the original motion, properly moved and seconded, was on the floor.
This action on the part of
the President is contrary to all
rules of Parliamentary procedure and the vole was invalid.
Therefore the minutes of the
meel ing should read that the
NFCUS report was discussed,
but not adopted.
Yours Iruly,
MICHAEL BUTLF.R,
Law II.
Proposal:
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
Speakers at Tuesday's AMS
general meeting could not
agree on whether or not the
proposed five dollar fee increase was a good thing, but
they did agree that the Provincial Government was not fulfilling its responsibility to the
university.
I therefore suggest that the
referendum be changed so that
the revenue derived from the
fee increase is donated to the
provincial campaign funds of
the three opposition  parties.
This plan has three advantages:
It will gain far more publicity "downtown" than any
donation to provide student
housing.
It will show Premier Bennett that students at UBC are
definitely interested in 'progress and politics."
It   would   not   only   he  a  service to the University ot B. C ,
hul to the province as a whole.
Yours   respect fulls',
SUSAN  D   MALL.
Graduate  Studies
called, If the Ubyssey wants
to promote a grievance conference rather than a leadership
conference, they are entitled
to promote it. I think that if
such a conference is promoted,
the selection of the team to
handle the grievances should
be done by both students and
faculty in terms of the grievances to be discussed. At the
moment the Students' Council
or the organizing committee
selects the people they wish to
invite without necessarily having in mind grievance areas.
In my opinion also a grievance
conference could equally be
held on the University campus.
The whole idea of holding a
Leadership Conference off the
University campus has been,
in my opinion, to promote an
easy, friendly, informal ground
so that people may come to
know each other and may discuss what is on their minds
without being particularly concerned about whether their
conceptions are well founded
or not.
I hope this makes my point
clearer.
Yours sincerely,
G.  C. ANDREW,
Dean and Deputy
to   the   President.
EilHor's   iiotiu    Tin'   following   note,
for ri'Hili'rs' clui'iflcuiioii. is apparently
ill    I'clVrellCH    lo    I llf    Intel"    printed    in
l his column Tiic.iilay It ailed "No Mas*
TIioiik'ii" mill written l>y Mr. Herbert
ISiincc, fori'Miry Ki'uil.
To Mr. Bunce,
c/o Editor, Ubyssey.
Dear Mr. Bunce:
May I have the privilege of
congratulating you on this year's
most desperate attempt to put
into print such an outstanding collection of incoherent
thoughts? Most of the run-on
sentences, incomplete sentences,
and left-out capitals are no
doubt the fault of today's incompetent type setters. I wish,
however, you had backed up
your  rather  daring  statements.
Your wonderful letter leaves
only these questions in my mind.
1. Just which "same course"
is "U.B.C. going to follow?"
2. Why should students desirous of a technical training be
replaced with "multitudes of
satellitists or some other form
of scientific technician?"
WILLIAM PIKET,
Arts I.
Athletics
No Blame to Players
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
There have been many criticisms over the inept performance of the Varsity American
football team, but I think it's
about time we seriously faced
the facts.
First of all I wish to make
it clear that in no way am I
blaming the players for the
poor showings we have made
so far this year, as well as in
the past. Those turning out
for the game are doing their
best and gaining little recognition for their efforts.
Briefly, the facts are these:
1. We are competing in a
league, against players who
were taught their game as infants, who played it through
high school, who in short are
thoroughly familiar with fool-
ball.
2. Encouragement of a practical nature is given to promising high school students in
the U.S. to enter college and
play football.
IL The Facully of these small
colleges view football with a
favorable eye, and help football players maintain their
academic standing along with
time for practicing.
How docs thc situation at
UBC compare?
Firstly, many of the men
turning out for football have
had very limited or no experience with the game at all.
Secondly, many outstanding
high school or junior football
players are lured away to the
South —-■ Homer, Swan and
Claridge being just a few examples.
Thirdly, the attitude of certain of the facully Inward football players and lime out for
practicing, is an unfavorable,
one.
What   then   offers  ilself as  a
solution to the football problem
at UBC?
My suggestion is that the
B. C. Lions be approached to
sponsor twelve outstanding
Canadian football players from
across the country, to attend
UBC.
Thc twelve men of suitable
academic standing would have
their fees paid, would be provided free room and board,
and given part time campus
jobs to earn themselves pocket
money.
This nucleus would provide
a solid core for Frank Gnup
to build a team around. The
players themselves would automatically impart some of their
knowledge to the enthusiastic
but green players already turning out.
To sponsor such a project
would cost in the region of
$12,000, a small outlay for a
prosperous club such as the
B. C. Lions. The benefits the
Lions would derive from such
a scheme would be obvious, a
high calibre farm club of that
rare commodity, good Canadian talent.
Such a plan would have to
originate from thc Men's Athletic Directorate. Certainly,
the Lions F. C. will not seek
out UBC, the approach would
have to be from the other direction. If necessary, the students themselves could be approached for approval.
I know that there will be
violent outcries against this
idea, that many will yell professionalism. But the idea of
scholarships for athletes is an
old and widely practiced one.
Let us make up our minds
now -- we either compete in
the Evergreen Conference fool-
hall effectively, or get out and
furgol  the game.
D. VALLIS,
ord  Med. Thursday, October 24, 1957
THE     UBYSSEY
Page 3
Sous
Le
Table
By  KEN  LAMB
Grauer Installe
As Graduates Get
What with all the glee and
kefuffle carried on in the
Ubyssey about the Centennial—
have you contributed to your
community clambake and fish-
fry pit? — Albert and I were
moved to do our bit for this
great momentous celebration.
Obviously we cannot sponsor
a round-the-world canoe race,
or a totem-pole carving contest.
Our financial situation is such
that the prize wouldn't pay for
paddle or paint.
But with typewriter at disposal, and a fund of knowledge
culled from 17 years of public
school indoctrination, we can
write, what we feel is the most
glorious passage in B.C.'s history.
Oh, we had Matt Begbie and
his colorful hangings, Amor de
Cosmos and his silver-knobbed
cane, and various civic leaders
engaged in rum-running, but
there had never, been, as far as
we knew then, any of the real
stuff of history so well glorified
on the American screen.
Texas was famous for its savage Comanches, Wyoming for
the rampaging Sioux, Ontario
for the wily Huron; in fact every
area of North America had Indian tribes to which they could
point with pride, and call them
the bloddiest, massacreing varmints west of the so-an-so.
But the B.C. Indians, as far
as we knew, had let us down.
They stayed home and kept their
families fed, they'traded, carved
totem poles an canoes, instead
of massacreing missionaries and
the 5th Cavalry.
Or so we had been taught io
school.
But, gentle reader, no longer
do you have to change the subject when the fireside company
turns to tales of the past; no
longer need you hide your head
in shame for the docility and
good manners of our red
brothers.
We too, have a past, a tribe
of Indians that raised the hair
on the backs of the white with
bloody war whoops, who lifted
scalps with a savagery worthy
of any Warner Brothers' movie
lot.
They were the Chilcootin, and
of their rampages young Albert
and I learned this summer while
crawling around the fly-blown
cliffs of the Homathko River
which is just south of Tatla
Lake, B.C.
Are not those names romantic
worthy of history? Can you not
see history coming up with the
sun that fateful morning of July
22, 1877.
Yes, the sun came up, and
while shinning on other places
of note, also shone on a chill
stretch of sand that now carrier
the euphonious name of Massacre Bar.
Its rays gleamed weakly down
on the bodies of 14 men, scattered in various poses of death
all horribly mutilated (Robert
Ruark), all viciously scalped
(Zane Grey).
The sand ran red with then
blood. The air, cold was faintly
touched with the smell of death.
Only a bird, roused from slumber, noted the scene of that
grisly  morning.
Their gear, packs, rifles, whisky bottles, lay scattered about,
and the only trace of their attackers was a broken lance, a
half-chewed moccasin and a last
month's cheque from the department of Indian Affairs.
They had been ambushed by
the Chilcootins, who had followed them for miles down the
valley, and waylaid them most
fouly as they slept.
Unfortunately for the glory
of Canadian history, which to
date has only the alchoholic
affections of John A. Macdonald
tind the double-crossing habits
of Pierre Radisson to mar its
escutcheon, the reasons for the
massacre were a bit seemy.
It appears the surveyors,
healthy chaps from Victoria, had
been dallying with the braves'
wives while the braves were
away on a hunting trip.
More like a current   triangle.;
with   a   large   court   case,   than
pioneer history. But it's our con
tribution  to  the  Centennial.  We
hope  Lydia likes  it. j
CAMPUS LIBERALS TO
"LIKE MIKE" FIRST
Th« UBC Liberal Club is
th* first Liberal organization in Canada that has
come out solidly in favor of
"Mike" Pearson for the
leadership of the Liberal
party.
Thirty UBC Liberals will
be sporting "I Like Mike"
buttons when they attend
the B.C. Young Liberal Association convention in Penticton .this weekend.
UN Council
A Failure
The United Nations Security
Council has been a failure, according to Dean G. C. Andrew.
It has not lived up to its purpose, to act — as an executive
organ, because none of the nations are willing to accept its
decisions as final, he stated.
Dean Andrew, speaking to the
U. N. Club Wednesday, added,
that the U. N. General Assembly
had been a success as a forum of
international opinions.
He maintained that the General Assembly could be no more
than a forum because "no nation on earth is willing to give
direct power in important internal affairs to the U. N. Assembly."
Mr. Gordon Selmon, vice-
president of the Downtown U.
N. Association, listed the birth
of the Indonesian Republic and
the withdrawal of European
troops from the Middle East as
some of the successful undertakings of the United Nations.
Highlight of the Autumn Congregation on Friday will be installation of Dr. A. E. Grauer
as Chancellor.
Following t h e invocation,
given by Reverend J. A. Ross,
Dean of St. Andrew's Hall, the
installation ceremony for Dr.
Grauer will be performed. Chancellor Emeritus the Honorable
Eric Werge Hamber will officiate. Dr. Grauer, a former
UBC professor is now president
of  the  B.C.  Electric  Company.
A Rhodes scholar, he is a
graduate of the University of
California and Oxford Univer-
sMy, as well as UBC.
After his inaugural remarks,
Dr. Grauer will confer the Honorary Degrees. Six honorary
Doctor of ,Law degrees will
then be presented.
Dr. Grauer will confer the
degree after Dr. Mackintosh's
address.
A reception in Brock Lounge
will follow the congregation.
d  Friday
Degrees
NFCUS Hears
The Protests
A protest was voiced at the
general meeting Tuesday against
handling of funds  by  NFCUS.
When the motion was put on
the floor that the NFCUS report, read by Ben Trevino, be
adopted as read, Mike Butler,
Law II, proposed an amendment
to the motion.
His amendment was "that the
Alma Mater Society is disastis-
fied with the return on our
money spent by NFCUS."
In an explanation of his
ammenclment Mr. Butler added
that NFCUS is purely an illusion. "It has made fine promises
for the future and only when
you've been in the university
for more than four years, can
you realize that it never does
anything except spend our
money."
Three Men For
EveryWoman
There are three men for every
woman attending the university
this year, the figures reveal. A
total of 6,454 men are registered
against 2,450  women.
This year's registration is an
increase of 1.281 over the 1956-
1 57 season when 7,623 registered.
Following   is   registration   by
; faculties. Last year's figures are
J in brackets.
Arts and Science. 4,179 (3,591):
Applied Science 1,495 (1,345);
Agriculture 165 (151); Forestry,
134 (129); Law, 246 (231);
Pharmacy, 121 (144); Medicine,
212 (208); Commerce, 604 (578);
Education, 1,122 (899); Graduate
Studies,  435 (348);  Sopron Forestry School,  193.
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Students' Council members
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as the imbibing does not occur
at a university function.
Campus swillers are protected
by the constitution because'of
the loose wording of the Constitutional Bylaw pertaining to
university tippling.
Bylaw 10, Section 2 of the
AMS constitution reads; "Drinking of intoxicating beverages at
student functions held on the
University campus is prohibited
The proposed amendment,
which was vetoed, was to read:
"Drinking of intoxicating liquors on the university campus
is prohibited . . ."
Six other amendments were
placed before the AMS at the
same time as Bylaw 10. They
were passed without discussion.
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THE      UBYSSEY
Thursday, October 24, 1957
PICTURED ABOVE ARE Jacques Tati and Jaques Tati
both of whom appear in thc masterful French farce "Jour
de Fete" noon in the Auditorium.
"TIME" - BRILLIANCE AND BIAS
By RUPERT BUCHANAN
The "Time" writer called our Queen "mousy, slightly
frumpy and occasionally frosty."
Then, revelling in his daring, he drew a delighted
breath and confided that Prince Philip could be credited
with turning her into a "self-confidently stylish and often
radiantly warm young matron."  .
Into this   brief  passage  arc •
packed   nearly  all  of   "Time"
Magazine's    worst    and    best
' aspects.
Here is Walter Winchcllism
organized to a new degree,
bringing into our homes intimate, never-before-rcvealcd details about the great people.
Here are exaggerated and
outrageously biased statements
made palatable to most readers
by a tone of bright authority
and brash disrespect.
Here too is a blatant exploitation of the proneness of
readers to think that if something is cleverly expressed it
is true.
And yet it must be said that
"Time" puts to shame such respected dispensers of news as
the New York Times by telling
stories in straightforward, imaginative language, in terms of
their human consequences.
"Time" once took its own
picture in an advertisement
eulogizing the old-time, hard-
living reporter. It said:
"He seethed with questions.
Nothing was as it seemed, and
he picked frantically at surface
facts until the shell broke and
the muck, or the treasure, underneath was exposed to his
greedy mind . . . He knew
bishops and gunmen, politicians and pickpockets, and
treated botli the great and tiie
sham  with  impertinence."
"Time" s p e c i a 1 i z e s in
"muck," not the obvious sort
of muck that tabloids deal in,
but the less obvious muck of
things like Hollywood movies
and the pretensions of (Democratic) politicians.
Unfortunately, "Time" is
mired in its sea of cynical
omniscience, so that when it
uncovers treasure and wants
to say so, it is inarticulate
Trying to describe the courage
of a white woman who defied
a Little Rock anti-Negro mob,
"Time" found itself unable to
escape from the drippy sort of
prose it so skilfully exposes in
the writings of others.
Whole sections of "'Time,"
however, are tree of this malady, and it is in these sections
that the magazine makes its
greatest contribution to journalism.
There are the sections do-
voted     to     medicine.      music,
science, and art, in which
"Time" brilliantly fills the big
gap between newspapers and
learned journals.
Thc covers merit high praise,
especially such gems as that
of Maria Callas, and yet even
on the outside of the magazine
the editors cannot resist the
temptation to editorialize, to
wit, last year's nauseous, sickly-
green portrait of Adlai Stevenson.
The distortion of news is, in
fact, "Time's" great sin against
journalism.
In an article on Edward R.
Murrow, "Time" says: "For
like any other journalist worth
his salt, Murrow concedes that,
for all the lip service paid to
it, there is no such thing as
true objectivity in handling the
news."
A  masterpiece  of   nonsense!
For one thing: il is a large
and illogical leap from "conceding" that there is no such
thing as true objectivity to
giving   up   the   attempt   for   it.
It is easy to discover why
"Time" lacks an editorial page:
It doesn't need one.
In the integration battle,
."Time" has veiy blanlantly
lent its in ws columns to t he
cau.-e of ii itegration. It lias no
more rmml to do this than it
has to slant its repm'ting towards the segregationist cause.
Ii.s co\i!' ieature on Governor Faubus was permeated vvith
subtle ridicule. Isn't calling a
man a "slightly sophisticated
hillbilly" very much like calling him a "no-good black'.'"
From Faubus emanates racial
prejudice, and from "Time,"
social prejudice.
Only one aspect of American
life is immune from the weekly acid bath, and that is the
"Royal Family" occupying the
White House. During President
Eisenhower's first term we
were hit with huge pictures of
his kindly face composed in
communication vv i t h his
Maker, we gasped as his putts
teetered on the brink, and we
were asked to give our hearts
to this simple, sincere man facing a hostile Congress in an
effort to live up to the dictates
of his conscience.
Although — and partly because it fails in its ethics —
"Time" leads the class in color
and power.
EDITOR, BARRIE HALE
«
"Ever Since Paradise" - Superb
EDITORIAL
A
n vmie
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By JOHN
No one with a love for a
wild mixture of humour, wit,
farce, satire and all kinds of
surprises should miss this intimate, polished production. The
acting is superb, the direction
skillful, and the result is one
of your very best-spent evenings.
DISILLUSIONMENT
But one of the biggest dis-
illusionments of my life is that
I'm beginning to see through
Freddy Wood plays. I remember that it was almost by accident that I went to see "The
Seagull" back in 1953; I can't
remember who acted or directed, but I was never so lost in
my life. Unsuspecting, I was
sitting on the floor in front, on
one of those cushion seats, and
suddenly right before my eyes
came a fabulous round of eccentric, vivacious, strange and
passionate people, in complete
life, at ease, preoccupied, and
we of the audience were darkness.
RUINED MIRACLE
Well, I suppose I ruined this
miracle by trying to dissect it.
Backstage I went, among the
old flats, a surrealist jungle of
forests, doors, skies, fireplaces
and windows with views stare
at each other, among the wires
and lights and ropes and powder puffs. I've seen the stage
come to life from the wings.
But thc art of the stage is ultimately in thc actor, the high
priest who alone knows what
the final magic is. To us, it's
the perfection of a new intense
character.
ALL HAD IT
In tho Priestly play last
Tuesday night — Ian Thome
had it, but was a little shy
(was he worried abou,t our
muddy shoes on the periphery'.'); Rosemary Malkin had
it, but was a little self-conscious; Michael Rothery had it. a
little overdone (but for a dimensional effect'.'); Shirley
Broilerick had il. but vv;m a bit
cold. The two at the pianos
wee Diana Ricardo. in a strapless positively nobody can afford to miss, and John Chap-
pell, who was responsible for
the music, which was delightful, of course.
REMARKABLE PLAY
This is a remarkable play,
witty, sophisticated, startling.
Priestley does anything and
the Workshop production almost gets away with it. The
east directed by Sam Payne,
handles it with all the elan it
demands. Priestley skillfully
weaves his main couple in and
out of the present in a series
of nostalgic charades, meddling and experimenting vvith
the past. The battles in that
past provide ammunition for a
vigorous and hilarious battle
n| Ihe sexes in the present.
DISTRACTING
Every once in a while I saw
the gleaming machinery of Ihe
professional actor, dazzling in
itself. IH'1 distracting. Probable  it  was  first nightism,   bid
DARLING
a   little   more  ease  was  quite
urgently needed.
The final reunion scene is a
crucial test. Perhaps Priestley
hasn't managed it too well, but
when William finally said "1
love you" to Helen, and they
embraced, the silence of the
house was an audience captured. However, as they joined the wedding party, we
caught a stin^ of doubt on
stage. So the winners threw
away the prize after the judges
had awarded it.
Nobody can afford to miss
this superb production. It
plays until Saturday.
Tickets at the Extension Department or the door, and special rates for students.
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Betty Allen-Review
By   SHAWN  HAROLD
It is damnable that so few
students were able to hear
Betty Allen sing last Friday
noon. A mezzo soprano with
that rare combination of Wagnerian capacity full tones and
lullaby softness in the more
controlled, Miss Allen presented a concert varied and interesting as well as enjoyable. A
modern setting of Yeats "Aedh
wishes for the Cloths of Heaven" was one of the highlights
of her program; that she is a
well-trained and sensitive artist was revealed in the masterful control she displayed in
this difficult song.
A very beautiful woman
with a most vibrant stage personality, Miss Allen introduced
the "Habanera" from "Carmen" by voicing her reluctance to sing from opera. This
reluctance was felt even in her
concert arrangement of the
popular aria; the pace was abnormally slow, a ii d Miss
Allen's higher notes were not
always clean and true, but
were somewhat strained However, as an immediate ant idolm
Hi'' at'tm! '.;.am u.- a remarkably swinging version of tim
theme in English from "Carmen Jones."
One always likes to hear
spirituals sung by their own
people-; Miss Allen gave us a
cycle of five spirituals concerned with the birUi and boyhood of Christ.
Her interpretation lost its
classical emphasis, and the
emotion necessary to the spiritual came into her voice.
This group of songs was majestically presented. One felt
Miss Allen to be in her element.
the dilution of Hemingway now show'ing at a downtown
theatre, or the tough, gnarled flowers ui the thirties being
elected almost daily lo the executive bodies of labor unions,
but our lost ones, from whom there would seem to lie a
complete absence of expression.
That tlioy are not audible, however, i.s no basis for
as aiming that they do not exist. Without playing cat-in-
iiiouse in print about it. their silence i.s the main indication
of their presence. For it is now apparent that the time
is long past when the only people speaking in a loud voice
were tho.-.e whoso necks were being, stepped on by .society.
All organs of opinion are firmly in the hands ol those
whose most sinister thoughts do not dv^cll even momentarily upon distributing the mass audience. The emphasis
now is upon unity, equality ol opportunity implies a same-
nmss of goals. Although these arc not tendencies unique to
our epoch, the ponderous bias placed upon them, however,  i.s.
With the vast majority of the populace selling themselves to one another at a rising pitch, no one would hear
the lost ones if they did say anything. With the world
neatly divided down the middle between two socio-economic systems, each fearful of the other's antipodal nature,
each repeating loudly to itself its litany of justification,
thc individual who would belong to neither could not hear
himself.
In such a- situation, the lost ones have apparently
shrugged, silently making an identity out of their lack of
recouise to assertion of that identity, and sunk out of sight.
By carrying stagnation to the logical conclusion of paucity,
they are analogous to the lost ones of the twenties, who
carried dissipation to the logical end of destruction.
But they are, bv the same process, a damn sight
duller.
EVENTS OF INTEREST
Ernest   Hemingway's   "The   Sun   Also   Rises"   is   on
viewdowntown  in  its Hollywood   interpretation,  and   "A
Hatful of Rain," the drama that began a.s an Actor's Studio
group exercise, is also on view elsewhere in town.
The   Frederic   Wood   Theatre* -   ■-
production of J. B. Priestley's
"Ever Since Paradise" continues
its run through this Saturday
evening. The plav, directed by
Sam Payim and featuring local
professional actors, has drawn
critical plaudits bere and elsewhere, as lias Ibis production of
it.
The showing of recent ai ce.--
sions of British Panning I rem
! he \at iona! ( hillcry of Canada
in tiie Fine Arts Oailery of the
Library is in its last Ihree days,
terminating this Saturday. This
display will be followed on Oct.
2i) by one painting from the Ma-
zmi School and Medical Drawings by Nan Cheney.
Tin- Filmsoc showing of Jacques Tali s "Jour de Fete", containing some admirable nonsense bv* that gentleman, is probably half over as .vou read this.
It. started at noon.
Next Wednesday noon will
set.' another of the series of concerts of French Music in Physics IMIO. The artist performing
this time will be pianist Mar-
■hall  Summer.
Next Thursday, October 31,
i.s the second reading in a series
entitled "Readings From Contemporary Poetry", delivered
by Dr Earle Birney. of the English Department. The reading
Will take place at 3:30 in the
afternoon, m the Sedgewick
Memorial Reading Room, and
that evening, Critic's Circle will
dial with two contemporary
ne-. eis, "Chocolates For I'reak-
lasl"   and   "Bonjour  Trislessm"
And finally, we have substantial proof that rehearsals for
Player's Club's program of fall
plays, ciireeled by Peters Brockington and Mannering, are now
in process. — B. II.
British Art - Review
By DESMOND  FITZGERALD
Modern Art is a term which
clinics up in many people's
minds something incomprehensible and difficult. The term
is. when applied this way, a
horrible generalization as it is
impossible to catagori/e into
one gallery all the diversities
of modern painting.
Much of modern art is easily
comprehensible and much, on
the other hand, is analysed too
much. If a painting is a mass
of color and pattern but aesthetically satisfying, it has achieved its decorative purpose
though at first or any glance
you can not see a photographic
similarity to everyday shapes
and forms To balance the
sensual and intellectual is the
ideal.
In the Library Art Gallery
there is an exhibition of recent
acquisitions comprising modern British paintings lent by
the National Gallery of Canada. It is a cross section of
vital post war English art.
Walking down the passage to
the gallery one can see in the
distance what is to mc the most
remarkable painting there.
It is a yellow landscape, a
sun lit evening composition of
cliff and boat which leads into
itself by four very indeterminate lines of compartment.
The feeling is like one of
Turner's most impressionistic
paddle boat or train oils.
To describe Donald Hamilton Fraser's "Yellow Landscape" would end up with the
remark: "Well, I can't really
describe it, but for God's sake
go and look at it."
There are two Graham
Sutherland's, one of a grotesque head seemingly symbolizing — yet should one analyse
like this? —*a schizophrenic
alcoholic satirically gaping
from a background of pink
lilies. The other, a busy jaundiced "Large Vine Pergola".
The centre a spikey mass of
contrived   abstractions.
Also some pleasing abstractions by Barbara Hcpworth
and Ben Nicholson, his a cool
movement of ceramic shape
and geometric line. Both stand
well.
Josef Herman's two miners
reminded me of Manly Hopkins'  poem "Toni's Garland."
There are many other pictures including a good John
Piper but nothing seemed so
satisfying as Eraser's "Yellow
Landscape". a wonderfully
Imopy nainting. relieving amongst so much which was good
but   depressing.
Sutherland certainly can
portray unattractive bloody-
ness as well as so much which
is brilliant.
But these days bloodyncss is
often brilliant.
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Playing field prowess may have won
at Waterloo but a healthy bank
account wins more friends and influences more people. And while muscles
are handy, money is dandy ... especially of the sort that accumulates in a
Royal Bank Savings Account. Open
yours, today.
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Lucky girl!
Next time one of her dates bring up the Sehleswi^-
Holstein question, she'li really be ready for dim.
Ready for that test tomorrow, loo . . ,
if that bottle of Coke keeps her a.s alert
tonight as it does other people.
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