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Vol. 59
Special  Council  Edition
This paper is not a regular
edition of the Ubyssey, nor does
it replace or supplement any
other regular publication of the
Alma Mater Society.
It is a special newsletter published by the members of the
Students' Council, and was
necessitated by the repercussions and consequences arising
from last Thursday's "goon" edition of the Ubyssey.
Along with providing the opportunity for the publications
of past stories and news items
which the Ubyssey, rightly or
wrongly, saw fit to include in
its concluding editions, it is
hoped also that this special edition may provide a degree of
clarification of the events following the publication of the
"goon" edition, and of the somewhat drastic steps taken toy
Justification Needed
The paper will also provide
the opportunity for the members of the Ubyssey staff who
worked on that edition to justify
or explain their actions, and, if
they see fit, attempt to make
amjends for them.
It is regrettable that Students'
Council felt compelled to publish this paper, not only because
of' the time and expense involved, but also in the sense
that such actions lend to undermine the effectiveness and
power of the Ubyssey as an organ of independent criticism
and opinion.
If ever a precedent arose
Whereby Students' Council could
use the Ubyssey to enforce its
own views and justify its own
actions, then the only effective
check on council's activities is
negated  and destroyed.
Editorial Freedom
However, looking at the situation from the other point of
view, it is generally felt by council and students we hope, that
the Ubyssey's "editorial freedom" refers not to boundless
limits of liberty to publish anything it pleases or feels desirable,
regardless of its immoral, illegal
or sacrilegious nature. "Editorial
freedom" refers rather to freedom from direction and oppression, in the Ubyssey's case, from
Students' Council or faculty.
When the editorial board of
the Ubyssey strays beyond its
natural limits of "freedom", so
too must the Students' Council
stray temporarily beyond its
customary limits so as to rectify
the situation.
ONE OF 13 ATTRACTIVE co-eds will be chosen UBC
Football Queen at a tea today in their honor. Winner will
compete in Sept. in Berkeley, Calif., for title of Miss Football. Candidates from left to right starting top back are:
Jean Shilvock, Alpha Gamma Delta; Barb Keatley, Kappa
Kappa Gamma; Sandra Dunmore, Alpha Phi; Catherine
Pelligren, Acadia; Carolyn Larsen, Nursing; Joan Cornell,
Phrateres; Donna Yee, Phrateres and Merren McKillop,
Gamma Phi  Beta.
— Photo by Peter Holborne
Real Keen To Be
Football Queen
During half-time at the rugby game today, candidates for
the Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Football Queen Contest
will be driven around the field in sports cars.
U.B.C.'s Queen will represent
U.B.C. in this contest, finals of
which will be held in Berkeley,
Calif, from September 15-21.
The Queen will be chosen on
the basis of poise, conversational
ability, manners, photogenity
and beauty.
13 Candidates
Candidates are—Sandra Dun-
more, Barb Keatley, Donna Yee,
Carolyn Larsen, Merren McKillop, Cathy Pellegrin, Jean Shilvock, Joan Cornell, Penny Bis-
sell, Annette Hawryluk, Bev
Clarke, Sharon Durham, Heather
Ramage, Ella Mae Sharpe, Sandra Sheppard and Dana Mul-
Distinguished Judges
Serving as judges will be two
members of the Vancouver
Junior Chamber of Commerce,
Peter Meekison, Ian Stewart,
Joan Fitzpatrick, Patti Darling,
Gail Carlson and Lynne Rogers.
Be Split
There is dissention in the
ranks of ASUS. Barry Shepherd
is prepared to lead the men and
women of pure science out of
the organized confusion into
their own undergraduate society.
The idea was raised by Shepherd at the Tuesday meeting of
the Undergraduate Societies
Committee. USC chairman, Ross
Husdon, thinks the "idea warrants serious consideration."
Mike Brown, retiring ASUS
President concurred. Brown said
he felt that a combined ASUS is
too big to be managed by one
executive because there is too
m|uch apathy.
ASUS has been plagued by
apathy ever since its resurrection   in  1955-56.
Staff Suspended
Await Inquiry
Students' Council has suspended the entire editorial board
and staff of The Ubyssey from further work on the paper.
Their motion, passed at a special meeting last Friday, read as
"That the Students' Council suspend from any further
participation on The Ubyssey that paper's editorial board
and staff; and students who contributed to the March 26th
edition of The Ubyssey. The group to affix responsibility
for that edition shall be the Faculty Council of the University of British Columbia, upon information to be supplied
by the outgoing Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Al Forrest, and any
others whom the Faculty Council sees fit to call."
The action was taken following criticism of the "Goon"
edition, traditionally, in the words of Al Forrest, an edition irf
which "anything goes." Council felt that just about everything
went too far.
Said Council president, Peter Meekison, "the people responsible for this paper stepped over the boundaries of common
decency. They have usurped their responsibilities and privileges.   They must be punished for it."
However, the action taken so far has not been punitive.
The suspension will remain in force only until responsibility for
the "goon" edition has been established.
A meeting of the Faculty Council, under the chairmanship
of presidential assistant, Geoffrey Davies, will then determine
what action is to be taken. That strong action will result seems
likely. Davies has already described the issue as "offensive,
blasphemous and sacrilegious."
A statement from President MacKenzie said: "The President and other members of the University administration were
unhappy and disappointed in respect to the last issue of The
Ubyssey, and grateful to the Students' Council for having
taken the matter in hand."
Off campus criticism has been strong. Editorials in the
Vancouver Province and in newspapers outside the city have
blasted the campus paper. Letters to the editor have been
numerous, most of them criticizing the "Easter Page" and its
pictures and captions. The majority of these letters also had
something to say about the money "wasted" on higher education in this province.
Action of the Faculty Council might be hampered by Mr.
Forrest's acceptance of blanket responsibility for the issue.
He has refused to name the people who worked on the paper
(he did not), accepting full blame himself. However, a number of the staff have already come forward to share the blame,
and the others it is hoped are expected to do so shortly.
What action will be taken is difficult to say. Maximum
punishment would be expulsion, but it is unlikely that this will
occur.   More probable is a year's probation at the university. PAGE  TWO
Thursday, April 2, 1959"
THE UBYSSEY Webster  Asks   Expulsions
Authorized as second class mail by Post Office Department, Ottawa
Published three times a week throughout the University year
In Vancouver by the Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society,
University of B.C.
Telephones: Editorial offieesrAL. 44u4; Locals 12, 13 and 14;
Business offices, AL. 4404; Local 15.
Reporters and Desk:—Pete Mdekison, Dave Edgar, Dave
Anderson, John Goodwin, Jirh Horsman, Ian Stewart, Marg
MacLachlanf Patti' TJafling, Lynne Rogers, John Madderij Ross
Husdon, Russ Brink, Pete Haskins, Jim Meekison, Gary Zivot,
BBrrUnswortri, Valerie Capstick (The hiad' typist), Bdb Dickie
art€t Candy- Welsmatt.
Bad' taste," sacrilegious, blasphemy — those were the
words used to describe the goon edition of The Ubyssey.
They were correct. The pages on Easter were disgusting
and a poor attempt at humour. The front page was crude
and pointless, the article depicting Mrs. Roosevelt even
more so.
Because this publication is listed a§ a student' newspaper, a license has not been granted to it to publish whatever the staff desires. There is a great deal of trust invested in the paper and that trust has been usurped. No
one objects to a sensible, intelligent criticism, but there
must be a line drawn when it appears as a vulgar, base
attack on ideals and personalities.
A student newspaper has a responsibility to the students it serves. Was the staff thinking of the student body's
interests when the front page was written? Did they not
have the foresight to see what this might cause? The damage caused by the first page has set us back to where we
were long before the fee increase "was discussect. The public
was becoming aware of us and the university — now they
are wondering.
KELPfD   OFFSET   PtttfLlt   OPlNlOH
It is unfortunate indeed that a Toronto newspaper man
was on campus "when the paper came out. The Eastern
paper's were writing it up before our own local papers
picked it up. The swift action by the Students' Council,
which also has a responsibility to the students, helped to
offset public opinion against the student body and the university.
Suspension from further participation on The Ubyssey
for both the innocent and the guilty was necessary. Suspension was not to be considered as dishonorable, but it was
felt that operations should cease, pending investigation.
The suspension will be lifted once responsibility has been
The move was not brought about by pressure groups,
but was the decision of Council.
Ifelt'tHat the students should be the ones to make the
first move on disciplining themselves.
Good evening again, this is
Jack-Webster and thisr is City
I don't honestly see what the
faculty council at U.B.C. can do
. . . but throw some of them out
of university.
•*• TP •!" t
Thursday, March 26th will go
down as a black day "in the history of college' journalism in
Canada ' because that was the
day when the staff1 of Ubyssey
who worked on the "goon" edition agp^fentiy'lOst their minds.
I couldh't conceivably read to
you over the air any of the obscenities^ filth or sacrilege with
\Mhieh the issue is packed.
The "goon" edition is tradi-
tiohally trie end of the term edition in which high spirited students vent their satire on all
arid sundry.
This edition selected three
main targets — the fee increase;
the presence iri Vancouver of
Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt; arid, of
all things, the religious significance of Easter.
I concede to no one iri my
lack of admiration for the way
Premier Bennett has handled
the university grants, or the way
in which the Board of Governors handled their end.
But there can be no excuse
for the foul obscene attack in
the columns of Ubyssey.
Similarly, the rude ungentle-
manly attack on the 'dear rich
little old lady in blue' goes far
beyOnd the bouiids of satire. . .
But the crude blashphemious
effort at what is called a 'family
page' on the significance of
Easter  leaves me  speechless.
Grant for a moment that the
staff connected with the issue
were suffering from temporary
insanity, what baffles me is . .
how did this issue get past the
printers and into the hands of
the public. There is no printers
name ori this issue. I'm not surprised. He should be ashamed
of it.
The sickening effect of this
kind of thing is that enemies of
the university, and they are
many, rub their hands and say,
"see, I told you so! All of those
university students are a bunch
of bums".
This is patently unfair and
unjust, but that's the reaction.
As soon as the issue was published — the Students' Council
took actiofl: "to suspend frorti
ariy further participation the
editorial  board,   staff  and  stu
dents Which contributed to the
March 26th issue, pending result of the investigation "the
group to focus responsibility
shall be the Faculty Council of
U.B.C. upon information to be
supplied by the out going editor-in-chief, and any other persons whom the Faculty Council
may call".
The Faculty Council meets
on Thursday. The editor-in-chief
is already' publicly quoted as
saying that he did not work on
the edition, but he would accept full responsibility.
The Faculty Council has very
wide powers . . . and the hearings cohld result in expulsioft
for one or all of the culprits,
as decided by the Council.
I'm all against censorship, but
similarly I'm only for freedom
within the law . . . and this
issue is well outside the law,
even at the broadest limits of
college humor.
I'd hate to See anyone's plan1
ned lifetime career ruined by
the results of an inmature
smart-alceckness but I don't see
how, to defend the good name
of the university at large, the
Council can do anything other
than throw at least one of the
rascals out on his ear.
Dear Madam:
I have been informed that
members of the Ubyssey responsible for the 'Goon Edition',
are expected td write apologies
in this edition. Contemplating
a dearth of such apologies, I
have taken it upon myself to
present what I consider the
form such an apology might
Hello out there:
Isn't it fun living in a democracy, and being free? 'If I
don't like Jesus and Christianity, and really don't have the
brains to think of any good
reasons," I can attack Christianity just likfe people With
brains do! True, since I don't
have any brains, I will be vulgar, filthy, and offensive, but
that's democracy! Besides, it's
such fun being free. And when
you don't have any brains
either, well it's just wonderful, I can print thousands of
newspapers full of filthy jokes,
I can say simply horrible things
about God and other things
that people actually believe in
— and that's really fun — you
See there are some people who,
in their simple way, seriously
try to live iri the extraordinary
manner that Jesus suggested,
you knowl like 'loving thy
neighbour', and 'turning the
other cheek', well when I make
filthy and obscene remarks
about this sort of nonsense—
you know what happens—well
they always get real mad, and
then it's just wonderful, nobody is nasty to us, because
there are a whole lot of clever
chaps who step in and they
have all sorts of clever adjec
tives, which I wish I had the
brains to use, although being
dirty is really more fun, but
these adjectives the clever
chaps use against the crazy
people who believe in Jesus,
like sacred, and righteous indignation, and sanctimonious
pomposity1, just stops these
crazy people dead. I tell you
this democracy is just wonderful, although we do need the
clever chaps too.
We are having real fun right
now — you see we put out a
paper and in it We had a beautifully dirty story about the fee
increase, and you will see how
funriy this is when I tell you
that all kinds of people have
beeri working for ages to keep
the fees down, and make the
university look good to the
people down-town. Well, -we
Were so successful that the
Province put in an editorial all
about us, and how the university really wasn't worth any
more money. We all laughed
like anything over that, even
the administration got mad,
so you can see what fun we
had, because you know the
administration hardly ever gets
mad. In the past, we have tried
and tried, but it Wasn't much
fun, of course they believe in
democracy and maybe that's
a good thing for us, but we got
them mad this time, didn't we?
Anyway, some people think we
have been so naughty that we
will be punished, but we won't
—you know why? Well it's all
those clever people I was telling you about, right now in
this paper, they will tell you
how you 'must be nice to us,
because  we  are   symbols  and
things like that which I don't
understand, but it seems to
work real well. Like how nobody is a sacred cow, and all
sorts of other clever things.
Some of these clever chaps are'
so clever that they say our
filthy stories help God and
make the university look like
a good university, it seems
ridiculous, but these chaps are
awfully clever, you know they
say we make people think
about Easter who never would
think of it otherwise — isn't
that clever, and it's such fun
'cause it's really not true, we
don't care about the university,
and you knOW how we feel
about God.
Any resemblance between
anything you read above and
anything you have ever read
before, would not be surprising.
Jack Giles,
Law III.
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Available from May 15.
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Or Was Council Wrong?
Past- Editor
Forrest Makes
Tonight I will be judged.
I am risking my career. Naturally, I am upset. So is
my wife.   So is my daughter.
I am risking my career because I cannot bring myself
to name the students who made jokes about my religion.
Expulsion means disaster. If I name these people I fear
they will be expelled. Expelling these people would be a
gross miscarriage of justice — for they meant to be funny —
not sacrilegious.
So I am risking expulsion myself.
I had nothing to do with the "goon" edition. Yet I
accept full blame.
If faculty council wishes to expel anyone tonight they
must expel me.
I am not trying to be a martyr. I am only making the
choice I feel any Christian — or any other man of honor —
would make.
I have a choice. I can let four of my friends be expelled. Or I can take full blame and run the risk of being
expelled myself.
It is four of them or one of me.
I chose to accept full blame.
Wouldn't you have dpne the same?
I will go before faculty council tonight with the words
of my minister bolstering my faith.
On Easter Sunday my minister said:
"Christian hope is not concerned solely with the self,
but with higher things."
Many people have phoned me to tell me they will be
praying for me as I go before faculty council.
This comforts me.
If I am expelled tonight for sacrilege I will at least feel
refreshed that I have won new friends through my stand.
I know now that some support me. Many sympathize
with me.   Maybe Someone will forgive me.
(Past Ubyssey Editor-in-Chief)
Goon  Edition  Always
A  Big  Hodge  Podge
I had nothing whatsoever to do with last Thursday's 'goon'
Ubyssey. I would also like to point out that Al Forrest had
nothing whatsoever to do with it either.
Mr. Forrest spent the entire day studying fifteen miles
away in New Westminster while the paper was being put together at UBC.
The reason that I, as Associate Editor and Mr. Forrest as
Editor-in-Chief, had nothing to do with the "goon" edition is
simple. It is traditionally a hodge-podge of satirical articles
produced by those members of the staff who have not gone off
to study.
However, in retrospect, I feel I should accept partial responsibility for this edition.
I could have demanded to have been shown the copy before
it was printed. I repeat again that I did not see any of this at
all and for this I blame myself.
I deeply regret the publication of such an unfortunate
edition, breaking as it does, the tradition of forty years of honorable campus journalism.
I Past Ubyssey Associate Editor
In regard to the Ubyssey
published March 26, let it be
known that the Sports Editor
and Staff dissociate themselves
entirely from the items under
criticism, for being sacreligious.
The Sports Editor does however take full responsibility
for the questionable and objectionable material that appeared on the Sports page.
The material was intended to
be humurous and in keeping
with a "goon edition".
If anyone was offended, the
Sports Editor is truly sorry.
Not Aware
By Kerry Feltham
Upon being requested to contribute an article to the edition
of the Ubyssey currently under
investigation, I complied, not as
a member of the Ubyssey staff,
or of the Alma Mater Society,
but as an interested party in the
previous painting incident.
As was the case with most of
the staff of the Ubyssey, I was
not connected with, nor aware
of the other contents of that
edition, including those parts
found objectionable.
That other members of the
staff should be punished for the
misdemeanors of the minority is
most unfair.
Up To You!
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
How can the A.M.S. condone the actions of Mr. Forrest? To the press he made the
statement that he is a Christian and that he was not in
accord with the way Easter
was depicted in the Ubyssey
(an obvious attempt to arouse
public sympathy), while on the
other hand he shamelessly defends indecent individuals that
lampoon the Easter Story and
bring discredit upon the name
of Christ.
This is not being consistent,
nor is it Christian. Christ publicly exposed the Pharisees,
calling them "white sepulchres
full of dead men's bones and
of all uncleanness." (Matthew
Please do not follow Mr.
Forrest's example and think
that by demanding a weak-
kneed apology you can wash
your hands of this whole affair. It is your responsibility
as representatives of the student body and the University
to bring these individuals to
task; otherwise, I am afraid
you might well be labelled
with the cowards who are responsible for this whole unfortunate situation.
It's up to you!
Milton C. Nelson,
President, University
Baptist Club.
Inconsistencies ...
Dear Madam:
The charges against last
Thursday's "Ubyssey" are that
it was "blasphemous", "sacrilegious" and "in bad taste". As
a result, all sixteen staffers
have suffered suspension. I intend to show that their suspension is unjustified on two
Firstly, it is completely inconsistent to damn the 'Goon'
edition for being blasphemous
and sacrilegious when only a
year ago Students' Council and
the Faculty allowed to go unchallenged a poem in the "Raven", called "In Honour of
Easter", describing the crucifixion of a frog. Allow me to
quote a few lines:
Thrice I sprinkled him with
Naming him after the second
in. the Trinity.
Secretly I carved a cross to
This was enacted limb by
limb  thai  evening.
Then I speared him uttering:
'Into my hands I receive
thy spirit'" . . .
A clear case of blasphemy, and
in an A.M.S. publication, too!
Again, in the university library
and on the university curricula
are many, many books containing sacrilegious and blashphe-
mous writing. Read Swinburne
for instance; or James Thomson.
" . . , yet I would ratherJbe
My miserable self than. He,
than He
Who formed such creatures
to his own disgrace.'
or Samuel Butler's contention
that the Resurrection is a pack
of lies; or the works of hundreds of others who have reviled or ridiculed Christianity.
Granted, the work of these
Writers is better executed than
was the poor Ubyssey; but this
is an aesthetic judgement. Aesthetic judgements, questions of
"good taste" or "bad taste",
are subjective; no one body of
mien should have the right to
enforce their idea of what constitutes "bad taste" on any
other group. Once they try to
impose "their collective subjectivism in this manner, they
align themselves with t ie McCarthys and the Hitlers, and
against the lovers of freedom.
If a gentleman's taste is offended, he merely turns the page.
To sum up: the Council cannot suspend the Ubyssey unless it burns all blasphemous
books on campus; otherwise, it
lays itself open to charges of
gross inconsistency. It cannot
suspend the paper on grounds
of bad taste; otherwise, it will
rightly be denoted as undemocratic.
I have said that Council is
in danger of acquiring a Mc-
Carthy-ist taint. This brings me
to my second point. The highhanded suspension of all staff
members of Ubyssey, "guilty"
and "innocent" alike, stigmatises those Who were in no way
responsible for the condemned
pages. Here we see the fallacy
of guilt by association at work.
Let Council remember the
laughing-stock McCarthy made
of himself when, pushing this
fallacious logic to its full and
ridiculous extent, he claimed
that a man who had hanging
on his wall three paintings by
Picasso, a Communist, must
therefore himself be a Communist!
Mention of guilt by association calls to mind the essay
of that name by Henry Steele
Commager, in which he provides a final answer to bodies
like our Student Christian
Movement and Anglican Theological College who have deployed their massive weight to
crush our obscure university
journal. I quote:
"We may go further and say
that (the McCarthy-ites) are
hypocrites in that they do not
believe in the doctrines they
so loudly proclaim. For if they
did sincerely believe in them,
they would not fear counterargument, but would be willing to submit their beliefs to
the market-place of ideas. Suppression and intimidation are,
after all, confessions of fear
and guilt."
All insincere Christians, all
unsure administrators, please
David Bromige,
(ex-editor, Critics' Page)
§eems Excessive
«-;' its "**
Editor, The Ubyss,ey,
Dear Madam:
I hope that a week-end given
to Christian devotions may have
so substantially modified the
attitude of the University authorities as to render this letter unneccessary.
To blast the careers apd
leave a permanent scar on the
good names of some sixteen
students for an act that at
worst was in bad taste, seems
expressive. I fail to see how
anyone who has supported
Christian missions in the hope
of inducing young people of
another society to forsake the
religion and culture of their
forefathers can take too serious a view of youthful dissent
in his own.
Every educated man in the
last three centuries has been
forced to question the supernatural and/or superstitious
elements in Christian doctrine.
This apparently has done no
harm to its survival, whether
from the power of the truths
in the allegory or the power
of society to enforce conformity, is perhaps doubtful.
It does seem sure that Christianity can survive a little ill
conceived mockery from the
students of an obscure University when it has already
survived the serious criticism
of the most revered philosophers, historians and scientists that Christian society has
produced in modern times.
Christians have always had
to choose between the tolerant
teaching of Jesus and the fana-
ticis induced by belief in an
exclusive and final revelation.
In the world today the choice
of tolerance sees a matter of
Yours very truly,
Pauline Woodward.
Thursday, April 2, 1959
UCLA Bruins Meet Birds To-day At Noon
Helliwell  New Coach
Months of uncertainty ended
last week when David Helliwell,
a UBC oarsman from 1955-58,
and a silver medalist from both
the 1956 Olympics and the 1958
British Empire Games, was appointed coach of the Thunderbird Rowing Crew.
Dave, a law student last year, is
the youngest coach UBC has
ever had, and certainly the
youngest coach on the Pacific
Coast; his experience makes him
a natural for the job.
His job will not be easy. From
the few old hands of last year's
British Empire Games Crew
still rowing, and a couple of
dozen   freshman   rowers,   Helli
well must build up a crew that
will be competing against Stanford, Oregon State, and the University of Washington.
The biggest race of all will
be the Pan American Games in
Chicago next August. Competition here will be of Olympic
However, the crew's morale
is high. An agreement with the
Zeta Psi fraternity has resulted
in a crewhouse on Wesbrook
Crescent for the summer months.
A new eight-oared shell has just
been purchased. With their new
coach and a summer's practice,
the crew feels that they can beat
the world's best.
Birds To Meet
Bruins  Twice
The UBC Thunderbirds wind up their season this week
with two games against UCLA at the UBC Stadium. The first
game will be played Thursday at 12.30 and the second game is
slated for Saturday at 2.00 p.m.
This will be the first appearance of the U.C.L.A. rugby
team at U.B.C. in several years
and two exciting matches are
Last weekend, U.B.C. lost
possession of the World Cup
and also lost their chance to
spoil California's unbeaten record.  On Thursday, the "Birds"
Here is the football schedule for 1959:
September 19
Saskatchewan at Alberta
Churchill Cup in East (UBC)
September 26
Carroll College at Alberta
UBC at Saskatchewan
• October 3
Alberta at UBC
October 10
UBC at Alberta
October 17
Pacific Lutheran at UBC
Alberta at Saskatchewan
October 24	
UBC at Whitworth
Saskatchewan at Alberta
October 31 	
Alberta at Saskatchewan
Western Washington at UBC
November 7 	
Saskatchewan at UBC
• November 14
UBC at Eastern Washington
So it is the fervent wish of all 'Bird Boosters that, come
autumn, UBC will shake the barren, drafty prairies with its
athletic prowess. Like the little man, wearing the long Ivy
sweater and sandals, says:
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poetry reading at 12.30 in Buchanan 106.
head of the Near East Foundation in New York,
will speak on "Russia's Position in the Arab World"
at 12.30 in Buchanan 106.
fell 6-3 in a dull, listless game.
Jim Ferguson picked up all
California's points on two penalty kicks in the first half. Bob
McKee scored U.B.C.'s points
on a fine run after being set up
by Ted Hunt.
Saturday, the "Golden Bears"
and the "Birds" played to a 9-9
draw. The "Birds" were sparked
by Bob Morford who scored all
their points on three penalty
kicks. John Kalamaras, with
two 40 yard penalty kicks, and
Frank Maldonado, with a try
accounted for California's scoring.
U.B.C. lost the World Cup by
a margin of 6 points. Game
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California, and two draws 6-6;
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S23 HOWE, MU. 3-2457 Thursday, April 2, 1959
Women Make Name;       BIG BLOCK AWARDS
Who says Women's sports have not made a name for themselves on this campus?
Every team constituted under
WAA has won or placed near
the top in their respective competitions, during the past year.
The Thunderettes are probably
the most noteworthy team. They
nearly sent the famous Eilers to
their grave.
All Canada watched as the
Thunderettes slowly crept up
and then shattered the winning
record of the champions.
Two outstanding players on
the Thunderettes were Marilyn
Peterson and Heather Walker,
who are now in Calgary representing B. C. in the Canadian
Basketball Championships.
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The Ski Team, spurred by the
faultless style of Freshette, Doreen Weston, downed all competition to take first, second and
fourth places in the Pacific
North West Collegiate Championships. Their combined efforts gave them first place in
team standings.
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Speed Swimming spurred
Canadian interest in Women's
Collegiate   competition   by   hos-
Adams, Tait recite
Leonie Adams, a well known
American poet, will speak in
Buch.  106, Tuesday noon.
Mr. Alan Tait, a well known
critic has called Miss Adams the
finest metaphysical poet writing
in America today.
The event will be sponsored
by the Special Events and Fine
Arts committees.
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CCF'er to speak
Colin Cameron, First Vice
President of the CCF (BC-Yukon
Section), will speak in Buch.
100, Thursday noon, on "The
Road to Fascism".
Mr. Cameron, a former MP
for Nanaimo, will discuss the
implications of recent economic
and political developments in
Canada   and  the  United  States.
In recent public speeches, Mr.
Cameron has called for a
strengthening of the labour
movement in order to offset the
mounting growth and power of
big business. This, he says, is
necessary if we are to preserve
our political democracy.
Mr. Camjeron will likely advocate an extensive system of
price, profit and wage controls.
The meeting will be sponsored by the UBC—CCC Club.
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Archaeologist speaks
World renowned archeologist
Dr. Francis Steele will speak to
UBC students Tuesday noon in
Arts 100. Dr. Steele — twice
elected American scholar of the
year -— is recognized as an expert on Far East archeology. He
will be at UBC under the sponsorship of the Varsity Christian
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Parliamentary Council
The final meeting of Parliamentary Council will be held
Friday in Bu. 104 at.12:30. The
Mpseley report will be tabled;
this report advocates a three day
Model Parliament.
Members of all political clubs
are urged to attend.
tessing the first Canadian Intercollegiate Women's Swim Meet.
Led by Irene Service, Linda
Shore and Margaret Peebles, the
team took first place in the meet
with little effort.
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The Grasshockey team amazed all the experts by winning
the Vancouver League. The
team, composed mostly of Fresh-
ettes, easily downed the older
and more experienced teams in
the. league. The greatest feat
perhaps was when they held the
Canadian team now at the World
Championships to a 6-2 score.
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Perhaps the most noteworthy
in individual honors were Sydney Shakespeare and Lynne McDougall of the Badminton team.
Together they placed on top or
near the top of the Vancouver
Championships, the B.C. Championships and the B.C. Interior
Championships. Miss Shakespeare recently paired with Keith
Tolman to advance to the finals
of the Canadian Championships.
Led by Miss Shakespeare and
Miss McDougall, the UBC team
was runner-up in the Vancouver
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Betty Richardson, of the fencing team, took top honors in the
B. C. Fencing Championships
held in Vancouver recetly.
Sue Butt, the famous- Canadian Tennis player, now playing for UBC, recently upheld
her record by winning the B.C.
Junior and Senior Indoor Championships.
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Jeanne Burgette, of the Gym-
astics team, recently won first
place in the Balance Beam and
Free Calesthenics, in the PJNTW
Championships at Seattle. Miss
Burgette, the second-ranked woman gymnast in Canada, will
travel to Windsor this summer
for the Canadian Championships.
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Next year promises to be even
bigger and better for Women's
Athletics on this campus. Together with the men we will enter the WCIAU. Watch us win
every event!
The following are 1958-59 Big
Block Award Winners:
BIG BLOCK — Lynne "McDougall, Sidney Shakespeare
SMALL BLOCK — Gilberta
BIG BLOCK (Girls' Rules) —
Doramy Hodson 2nd.
SMALL BLOCK (Girls' Rules)
—Pauline Grauer, Brenda Mer-
BIG BLOCK (Boys' Rules) —
Elizabeth Boyd, Sylvia Crawford, Pat Dalzell, Gail Leitner,
Anne Lindsey, Marilyn Peterson 2nd, Pat Powers 2nd, Jill
BIB BLOCK — Heather Walker 2nd.
SMALL BLOCK—Betty Richardson.
Grass Hockey
BIG BLOCK — Helen Charlton, Alison Gourlay, Diane Lewis, Barb Lindberg, Marilyn
Peterson 2nd, Penny Pollock,
Libby Shekury, Sally Simpson.
Skiers Win
Two UBC Co-Eds topped'the
field of entries in the Giant Slalom of the Annual Sun Ski Meet
held Sunday at Grouse Mountain.
UBC's Jean Waldie swept
down the slopes in a winning
time of 1:28. Second place finisher was UBC's Doreen Weston
with a time of 1:30.
Both UBC skiers were well
ahead of the third place time of
Eilers Win
The Thunderettes have done
it again! Monday night, in the
first game of the Canadian
Championships at Calgary, Marilyn Peterson and Heather Walker of UBC led the Vancouver
Eilers to a 62-31 victory over
Montreal. Miss Walker, topped
the scoring race with 12 points,
followed by Miss Peterson with
9. Tuesday night, Miss Walker
again led the scoring with 15
points. The Eilers narrowly
scraped by Saskatchewan by a
52-48 margin.
Clark, Cathy Green, Shirley Lewis, Ann Swan.
BIG BLOCK — Jean Burgett.
BIG BLOCK — Sheila Fen-
ton 2nd, Jean Waldie 2nd, Doreen Weston.
SMALL BLOCK — Elizabeth
Daly, Valerie Ricardo.
Swimming (Speed)
-SMALL BLOCK — Marg Peebles, Linda Shore, Virginia
Willis, Carole Young.
BIG BLOCK — Sue Butt.
BIG BLOCK — Doa Clements,
Heather Muir 2nd, Jean Waldie
SMALL BLOCK — Vera Clemens, Jan Elderkin, Marilyn
BIG BLOCK — Volleyball,
Flora Macleod; Grasshockey,
Penny Pollock; B.R.B.B., Pat
Richardson 2nd; Intramurals,
Sandy Scott; Badminton, Sydney
Shakespeare 2nd; Skiing, Jean
Waldie 2d.
SMALL BLOCK — Margaret
W. A. A.
Administrative Award
Margaret McLachlan, Treasurer WAD.
Teo Carroll, President WAD.
of Grand Forks, B.C.
Doukhobor Male Chorus
Traditional Hymns • Spirituals
(Denman and Georgia)
Folk Songs
FRIDAY,   APRIL 3,   at   8 p.m.
Admission:   $1.00 at the door
Tomorrow   Noon,  Friday,  April  3rd
Buchanan  102
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THE      U B Y S S E Y
Thursday, April 2, 18§9
Constitution  Gives
Our Very Existence
By Jim Horsman
.- It is important that the students understand the position of
the paper in relation to the student body as a whole.
The subsidiary organizations
pf the AMS derive their very
existance fromi the constitution,
Which provides that the council
ghall have the powler to govern
student affairs, subject only to
the general meeting and faculty
We are fortunate in the large
degree   of   autonony   we   have
UCC Asks For
Club Budget
Incoming club treasurers have
been asked by UCC treasurer,
.Jack Swanson, to present their
tentative budgets for next year.
Budget forms have been placed
in each mail box, or they may
be obtained from the UCC office.
Clubs needing grants next year
.especially are urged to present
tentative budgets beore or during the summer.
UBC Students
To Attend
NFCUS Seminar
Three    UBC    students   have
been selected to represent  the
university at the second annual
NFCUS   Seminar   in   Montreal
from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5.
, Jrfurna Bolton, Bachelor. Gom-J
mexce,. C.A.. comrse^Bob. MairJ.
Law 2 and Bill Wright Law 2
Wjill be among the delegates representing all Canadian Universities, i
Theme of the conference —
which is being hosted by the
Universite de Montreal — will
be "Influence of the various cultures on Canadian National
Aside from the meetings as
a whole, there will be simultaneous group discussions encompassing related subjects.
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been granted: in order to maintain it, we must act in an intelligent   and   mature   manner.
This is nt an attempt to justify
the council's decision but rather
an attempt to explain the position of the Ubyssey in relation
to the students.
The Publications Board is a
branch of the student government. As such, it is responsible
to the council and to the students. The problems which are
facing the Ubyssey have arisen
due to the feeling that they are
a world unto themselves. This
feeling of isolationism from the
student body and council is unfortunate and must be corrected
if the Utoyssey is to remain the
official organ of the AMS.
Much has been said about
freedom and rights, but little
about the responsibilities and
duties which must accompany
and correspond with these freedoms and rights. Under the
present system of financing, the
staff must realize that the students are supporting the paper
and therefore their wishes must
be followed.
In the light of this, council
and Ubyssey must interpret the
feelings of the students and also
the university, city and province. It is perhaps unfortunate
that the present action has been
felt necessary by the council.
The students however, have the
right to determine whether council acted in their best interests,
to express their opinions through
the normal constitutional pro-
ceedure — the General Meetings, and in so doing, maintain
the heritage of responsible student government.
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Anyone interested in taking
part in the annual high school
tours of B.C. please contact Jim
Horsman, Room 201, Brock Hall.
Students' Council meets the travelling expenses. The tours
cover B.C. to tell about U.B.C.
Climaxing the year for all
campus co-eds is the annual
AWS - WAA Spring Banquet
wthich will be held today at
12:30 in the Brock Hall Lounge.
Dean Dorothy Mawdsley, retiring Dean of Women, will be the
guest speaker. Gail Carlson, past
president of AWS, will chair the
Over 200 students from all
faculties will attend the luncheon at which AWS Activities
Cup for the most active faculty
women, and the three Co-Ed of
Month Awards will be presented.
Thirty-four Big Blocks, twenty
five Small Blocks, and two
WAA Administrative Awards
will be presented to students
active in athletics.
The much sought-after Spencer Trophy for the best team in
Intramural competition will also
be presented.
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THE      U B Y S S E Y
Nominations Requested Now For
finance Committee Positions
Applications will be received from any interested students
who would be willing to serve on the A.M.S. Finance Committee.
The function of the Finance Committee is to listen to and
pass judgment on the various requests for funds that seem
continually to pass over the Treasurer's desk, so while knowledge of campus affairs would be an asset to any applicant,
patience and good judgment would be the prime requisites.
Written notices of application are to be submitted to the
office of the A.M.S. Treasurer not later than Wednesday,
April 8.
leta  Psi  Debaters
Enter   Semi-finals
Gordon Green and David Anderson of Zeta Psi yesterday
defeated debaters Tony Vincent
and Mike Brown of Psi Upsilon
in the intra-mural debating
semi-finals for Legion Cup.
Despite the affirmative's very
strong plea that Bill 43, the new
Trade Unions Act, would reduce
unlawful strikes and thus aid
B.C. economy, the negative carried the judges with the argument that the new legislation
makes co-operation between
management and organized labour much more difficult to
Relying heavily on the statements of labour leaders, Airider-
son and Green showed that labour was determined to defeat
the new act whatever the cost.
Even a general strike, they
stated, could be expected when
labour went into action. "How,"
stated Mr. Green, "can a general strike, whether broken or
not, be considered aS anything
but harmful to the economy?"
Anderson continued with a plea
for harmony and co-operation
on both sides;
"This Act fails miserably to
secure the atmosphere of trust
and understanding that my colleague and I consider the foundation for any industrial negotiation in a Western democracy."
Next debate for the Zete team
will be on Monday in Bu. 102 at
Topic is "Resolved that the
present emphasis on organization produces an inadequate,
ineffective individual." Fijis
Frank Iacobucci and Gerry McGavin will be taking the affirmative.
The Debating Union came
under sharp fire from both
teams for the lateness of the
final debate. "Inefficiency," said
Anderson, "has marked this contest from its Outset. '
Fee Fight Battle Lost f
Yes, up and down ad alley 'you'll find the
smartest account execs call for Coke during
important meetings. The cold crisp taste,
the real refreshment of Coca-Cola
are just what the client ordered. So up
periscope and take a look into the
situation. Ad men of the future!—start
your training now—climb into a gray flannel
suit and relax with a Coke!
It is now; common knowledge
that the students lost the first
round of the battle against increased fees.
Dr. MacKenzie hit the nail on
the head when he stated that it
was not the government that
was to blame, but the voters
themselves. Mir. Bennett is traditionally slow to enact legislation which he feels will not be
popular. Clearly he felt that
the majority of British Columbians would not support a greatly increased budget for the university. For this reason, it is
felt that student efforts should
be concentrated on a massive
public relations campaign.
This field is traditionally regarded as the responsibility of
the administration and, indeed,
the council committee hope to receive guidance and support from
this source, but a student-run
campaign has several important
It is commonly held by thbse
in regions other than the LOwer
Mainland"; that the ' belief its of
the: university accrue alm6st entirely' to Vancouver, and the
benefits to their- own*' cdrnrnii-
nity,   and   more   specifically   to
themselves, are negligible.
It is felt that the persons best
qualified to change their opinion
are university students who are
themselves from the "home
town." These students have
two immediate advantages: —
firstly, coming as they do from
"within the group," they avoid
any suspicion that might result
from outsiders .trying to talk.
Secondly: being acquainted
with the local situation, they are
more likely to know exactly
what will impress the voter and
what will not.
To help put this, policy into
effect, the committee has called
a meeting on Friday of all out
of town Constituency Action
Committee members. These
members will be supplied with a
sheet containing basic information relevant to the fee hike
question and Will be asked to do
their utmost to disseminate information in their constituency
through such agencies as the
local press and radio, P-TA
groups, service clubs, and any
other  interested  organizations.
These students' will be supplied with a list of prominent
alumni from their    area,    who
will be able to give assistance.
Further, after exams are over,
there are plans to publish a
Ubyssey c ontaining facts,
graphs, supporting stories, etc.,
publicizing the plight cf the university, this paper to be distributed as widely as possible, with
the help of the Constituency
Action Committees.
President of Students' Council has received an invitation to
appear before the Executive
Council of the Legislature. This
invitation Meekison plans to accept and will go to Victoria in
May to plead the students'
cause once again. if.
In the event that there should
be an election this summer, the
machinery will thus be already
set up for an organized cam*
paign. The committee will ensure that every candidate run'
ning for election is asked his
views on the fee hike issue during the question period of his
campaign speeches. In this way,
if there has been sufficient publicity beforehand, a sizable number of candidates will probably
come out in favour of greater
support for UBC.
Appreciate Apology
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madarn:
In the "Goon edition" of the
Ubyssey of March 26, you
printed a picture of three of
the U.B.C. cheerleaders.
This picture was taken along
with several others for the purpose of publicizing the cheer-
leading try outs. The Ubyssey
used it for their own purposes without the knowledge
or permission of the cheerleaders.
This picture has caused considerable embarrassment to the
people involved, and we would
apf^ecTatte! ah apology from the
Editorial Board.
UBC Cheerleaders.
E&.   note: — This  was  written
before student council met on
Editor; The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
Enclosed you will find a
copy of the March 26th, 1959
edition of the Ubyssey, which
you probably have read. This
particular issue is a disgrace
to the university.
This newspaper has degenerated into a foul and obscene
publication and it has finally
exceeded limits of decency by
adding to its usual filth, a number of sacrilegious articles, pictures and captions. It is indeed
unfortunate that such irresponsibility on the part of the
editors should have occured at
this time, when the students
and the university are attempting to prove the value of the
university of British Columbia.
The damage caused by this edition to our public relations
might neVer be repaired. It is
about time that some control
wag 'exerted over this paper so
that irresponsible individuals
will not be in a position to
operate and publish such garbage.
As a student I am ashamed
to admit that I attend such a
university where filth and obscenity flourish under the-
cloak of "freedom of speech"
and   "freedom   of the   press".
Since the Studertta' COuhcil appear^ to tolerate this condition
anti no nothing about it; I have
noW come to this conclusion^
arid it is my intention to
do my best to see to it that
such irresponsible individuals
are" controlled or removed. I
am writing this letter in the
hope that the student government will look after this matter.* I have also writter Dr.
MacKenzie arid several other*
prominent individuals! I am
sure that many of the adver^
tizers who suppdift the Ubyssey
are unaware of the filth, obscenity and pure garbage
Which it contains. Some no
doubt would withdraw their
support if they realized with
what they are associated. It's
high time we smartened up
and either produce a good,
worth-while publication or disband it. We the students are
responsible for this situation
through our apathy.
How can you ask the public
to pay our way through college
when they demonstrate such
outstanding ability to the pub^
lie?- The public owes us nothing until we can prove that we
are mattire, responsible people,
Worthy of the privilege of a
higher education. Lefs clean
our house first, then and only
then can we justify our needs'.
J. Ellwood,
5 Education.
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
The:'Uby's-s'gyIri'its' March 29:
'goon' edition printed articles
and pictures which have been
declared 'disgusting' and 'sacrilegious by University and
Church leaders. Christians have
been extremely disturbed by
the edition and those of us who
profess the Christian faith have
responded primarily by denouncing it as unbearably sacrilegious.
The Ubyssey is basically
owned and operated by the
student body at U.B.C. The
opinions expressed in this news
paper are therefore inevitably
a reflection on the thought of
the students and since convinced Christians comprise a
substantial part of the student
body, we do not think it appropriate for the newspaper to
cruedly mock the Christian
faith, especially at a time when
there is no opportunity for
discussion of the matter.
The Ubyssey staff members
must be expected to act responsibly in fulfilling the function entrusted to them by
U.B.C. students. In our opinion
they have failed to do this.
This irresponsibility certainly does not apply only to the
mocking of the Christian faith.
The attitude of the paper towards the fee increase Ms
been deplorably juvenile. Yet
the opinions expressed in the
Ubyssey are supposdly representative of the student body.
How many taxpayers, after
reading the last few issues of
the Ubyssey, would consider
U.B.C. students worthy of
their spending even more
money on them?
The Ubyssey staff, along
with other citizens, have the
right to express any opinions
that they may hold. However,
they might be expected to use
reason when they express these
opinions. If the editors wish
to produce a 'goon' edition, we
should expect it to be a satire
that exposes folly of one sort
or another, and that the stylistic devices should extend beyond connecting disliked persons or institutions with four
letter words.
Yours truly,
S.C.M. executive,
Bruce   Cameron,
M'atz awd W&zhy
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WUSC Offers
Summer Courses
World University Service announces the establishment of
a number of summer courses to be held in 1959.
The Language and Literature
program will be divided into
German, Spanish, Italian and
French. Programs in German
will be held in Vienna, Sals-
burg, and Mayrkojen; programs
in Spanish at Barcelona and
Palma de Mallorea; programs in
Italian at Sorrento and programs
in French at Cannes and Nice.
Arts and Architecture and mu-
sjc programs will be held in
Italy, Spain, Austria, Czechoslovakia and Scandinavia.
•sThe program in Painting will
be in Italy. The courses vary in
length from 18 to 36 days. Each
'summer course also includes a
London program of lectures,
theatre, concerts, parties and
"general sightseeing. All programs are under $800 Which includes round trip fare from
Montreal to London via BOAC
with rail fare, accommodation
expenses, etc., during the course
period. The return ticket can be
used any time within one year
Of issue so that plenty of time
is available for students on travel plans. The programs have
been introduced in an attempt
to fill the need for cultural education in an interesting, stimulating, and economical way.
. Pamphlets giving further details can be obtained from the
local WUSC office, Room 166,
Brock Hall.
The Students' Council have*
named the delegates to the annual conference of the Pacific
Students Presidents Association
to be held this year in Reno,
Nevada, on May 6th to 9th, 1959.
Representing the retiring council will be Chuck Connaghan
president, and Jim Horsman,
Co-ordinator of Activities. The
incoming council will be represented by Pete Meekison, president, and Dave Edgar, treasurer.
Connaghan will be returning to
the campus next year in postgraduate work. The benefits of
such a conference to UBC students will be gained by discussing new trends in student government, Student Union Build-
igs and other related problems
and applying suggested solutions to local situations.
U.B.C. joined the Association
in 1955 and hosted the confer-,
ence in 1956. One of the main
benefits to U.B.C. in the past
w|as the formation of the Leadership Conference.
He says he does it by Steady Saving
ot the Bank of Montreal*
WThe Bank where Student*' accounts are warmly welcomed.
Your Campus Branch in the Administration Building
by Desmond Fitzgerald
Arts IV.
In this fracas that has recently splintered with a cracking of glass and ivy league buttons over our university there
is inherently a singular value.
This issue has brought into review our beliefs, common and
uncommon, and called into
question the merits of anti-
traditionalism, self - righteousness, vulgarity and the sacrosanct. If the Easter incident
has done nothing else it has at
least made people examine
their motives, dishonest, honest, hypocritical, moral and
Perhaps it would be of value
to consider some questions.
Why is it that religion should
be the one almighty, untouchable, uncritieizable issue in our
lives? Why is it that governments, ways of life, aesthetics,
morals and botherhood may be
thoroughly questioned, lampooned and satirized but religion cannot be; without result
ing wails of self righteousness
and clouds of airy generalisa
tions concerning vulgarity and
bad taste echoing across our
local universe?
Is religion on such precarious
ground as not to be able to
stand up to censure, satire and
pleasantries by the anti-Christ?
Politics seems to stand a hearty
opposition; aesthetics bear the
Philistines and individuals of
a particular belief live through
mockery and disbelief with
reasonable toleration.
Is not a university newspaper the last and most valuable haven for questioning and
lampooning of standard codes,
Christian and otherwise? The
university has the immense advantage of being relatively unaffected by conforming public
opinion. Should our university
paper become an insulated
greenhouse guarding our Mrs.
Grundy sitting with a self satisfied smile in a wicker arm
We may not agree with the
methods of producing this
satire and so-called irreverence
but who are we to suggest that
all of us are the guardians of
nice minds and the worthy arbiters of good taste and decorum? Life should not be
surrounded by gentility and
good taste, life should attempt
to be reasonable and to embrace dissent, irreverent and
I call these issues into question not because I have the
answers and not for methods
of a partisan defence but to
suggest that a closer examination of w(hy one subject can
remain sacred and unassailable
over the head of other subjects
equally important that cannot.
It would be well to examine
cases in history when the wish
to shock or 'epater le bourgeoisie' has been utilized. It is
often by electric tactics that
humanity is made to think and
to shift a little out of his
wicker-chaired line of least
The Easter incident seems to
come at an opportune time of
year for now we can and
should think these problems
over fresh.


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