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No. G
Enrollment "Choking Us To Death
Formal opening of thc Brock Hall Extension has been
postponed until October 24.
Originally planned lor October M, the opening was
postponed because of difficulties in arranging a speaker,
said Ben Trevino, AMS president, Monday.
The opening will coincide with the General Meeting
of the Alma Mater Society.
Official speakers will tour the art gallery and the
extension, and then will procede to the General Meeting
to address the assembly.
Girl Intimidated
At Fraternity Table
The Ubyssey prints the story of Ruth X bocauso we feel
it will be of concern to university students everywhere. We
are eager to hear all sides of incidents of this type. Names of
all persons involved in the account will be supplied to any
responsible group planning remedial    action.    Here    is    the
(As told to Ubyssey News Editor Al Forrest)
I felt like a Negro in Litfle Rock.
I was intimidated by a gang of frat men who forced me to
leave their table in the cafeteria Friday afternoon. It was awful.
I'll never go near the cafeteria again.
They  stared    at    me.    They s
Student Total
Jumps To 8,750
A surprisingly high enrollment of 8,7:50 students to date
is ''ju.sl about choking us to death,'' according to Kegistiar J. A.
made rude remarks.    They or-1 happened here.   But I found out
They called
dered me to move
me "rabble."
I don't think they would let
me go to the same university
with them if they had their way.
I'm white, but now I know how
it must feel to be a Negro in Arkansas.
A   friend   later   told   me   she
had n similar experience.    She
aid  a  frat  fellow  grabbed  one  <-'veryone  a*  thc   tab'p  stopped
talking and looked at me.
One of the fellows stood up.
On Friday I went to the caf.
It was about 230, It was very
I could see only one vacant
place. I was afraid it might be
a Greek table but I wasn't sure.
I bought a coffee and sat down.
I didn't think it would matter,
But  as soon   as  I  sat  down
The total released today is almost 300 above the expected en- \ TwCCtl   CIpSSOS
rollement of 8,500. j ——————————
And more are expected.
P r o b le m s that have subsequently arisen with thc added
number of scholars will prove
to be no more or less vital than
those of previous years; although the Administration will
be "a little embarrassed about
examination space," he said.
Individually, each Faculty can
boast a sizeable growth. But
particular note should be given
the Arts' and Sciences', 500 student increase over 1956-57, Mr.
Parnall said.
The estimate of enrollment
was greatly added to by the
presence of the Sopron Division,
Faculty of Forestry.
One half of the initial increase
was absorbed by the Faculty of
Arts and Sciences; while the remaining half can be equally distributed to the various other
Mr. Parnell explained the increase, simply as, "a natural
growth of the province, which
will enable regisration figures
of next year to be in the vicinity
of 10,000.
FROSH QUEEN MARY ANN ELIOTT  is pic ured litre after winnng her title.   The
ei^hteen-ycar-okl co-ed is uhn a professional   dancer. Pho'.n CoU!i(:;' Vancouver Provinc.'
of her books and began to tear
it up when she wouldn't leave.
What a  disgusting thing to do.   He came lip behind me and said:
I didn't think that sort of thing   "You can'1 sit herc"
I  was  astounded.     I  couldn't
"Thrill Of My Life
States Frosh Queen
Meal Passes
ff     NowAvailable
English Professor
Appointed To Staff
A former educational director
to the Hispanic Council in London, England, has been appointed to the staff of the Department of Romance Studies.
He is Professor Harold V.
Livermore recently a Vidting
Fellow in Spanish and Portuguese at the Newberry Library,
Chicago, who will teach a survey
course in Spanish Literature and
a course on the History of Spain.
Another new face on the University staff is Mr. Bernard
BIL-hen, now in the Department
of Anthropology, Criminology
and Sociology.
Formerly the chief of the institutional section in I he Division of Health and Welfare,
Dominion Bureau of Stati.--.ties.
be will offer a course on Stratili
cation and a seminar on sociological theory. Mr. Blishen will also
teach an introductory sociology
course as pari of the credit pro
gram of Ihe Department of Extension.
Appointed to the Fine Art,.-
staff is Art Historian, Mr. Ian
McNairn who was formerly assistant keeper ol the Tate Gallery   in   London,   Falkland.
Fine Arts facully has been expanded by a number of new
courses in conjunct ion with. Ihe
new College of  Education.
Popula'- this \ear is Ihe new
Creative Wriling cour.-.e offered
by Ihe Department -if Engli-ai
in  second  year.
Appointed   a- -a  laid   profes.-ur
'Absolutely  the thrill  of  my
This   was    18-year-old    Alary
Ann   Elliott's   reaction   to   wii:-
i ning   the  title   of   Frosh   Queen
! for 1957-58.
A   graduate of West Vancouver Huh  Schcol, j.he feels that
! campus reaction to every aspect
1 of   life   i.s   "vastly   more   intellectual."
Winning   the   Professional   International    Championship    for
Highland Dancing this year, has
enhanced her desire to aim her
! teaching  career   specifically   to-
| wards instruction of the dance,
as related lo musical comedy she
■ claims.
! An appearance on Lolly Too
Dum   and   a   trip   to   Honolulu
I were described as being, "extremely fortunate breaks for myself and the dancing group with
which   I   am  associated."
A most versatile- participant
in all sports, Mary-Ann remarked that the Varsity Outdoor Club
and   Cheerleading   will   be   her
1 main interests this year: although a great admiration for
the talenls ol' "The Four Winds,"
primarily holds her fancy.
Her    reaction    to    University
11 refit's   strictly   a   gas'"
in the Department of Economics
and political science is Mr. W.
J. Stanewiez who was with the
Ontario Department of economic
A former director of corrections al Hogina, Mr. John V.
Kornatoro has been appointed
lecturer in criniinulog\
No Spirit Frosh?
Posts Unfilled
Only three freshmen were
nominated for Frosh Council
during the General Meeting
Nominations will be open un-
lil '1 p.m. Friday, October 4.
Forms will be accepted at the
AMS office.
Nominated were Dick Patterson, President; Nicky Scarfe,
Vice-President; and Wendy Ro-
sene, Secretary. There were no
nominations for Treasurer.
Voting will take place on
Wednesday, October 9 from
10.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. After the
Frosh Executive have been
elected, one representative from
each English class will be elected to sit on the Council.
Librarian Neal Harlow on
Monday refuted a Ubyssey
story stating that the entire
I bird floor of the library had
been given over to the College
of  Education.
The story appeared September 27. Mr. Harlow said only
a small section of the third
floor   would   be   reserved   for
Educat ion   students
Meal passes for students who
wish to have their dinners on
the campus will be available on
Mondays in the cafeteria and
may be picked up after 3 p.m.,
it was announced by University
Food Services today.
For $3.75 a week, the bearer
i.s entitled to dinner in the cafe,
Monday through Friday between
a and 6:15 p.m.
The pass has been made available for the aid of students who
live off the campus in boarding houses and are perhaps given
breakfast and lunch but no supper.
Food Services also announced
that the Coffee Snop in the Gym.
formerly operated by the Legion.
will be opened under their management today. It's recent renovations have enlarged it to
accomodate 12 more people.
Frosh Lose?
Engineers are better at cheering than Frosh.
This was demonstrated at the
cheering competition held at the
Saturday football game. The
competition between the loud
Engineers and the reserved
Frosh was judged by the cheerleaders and Merrill Leckie, President of the Pep Club.
A trophy, purchased by thc
Pep Club, will be presented to
the President of the Engineers
Undergraduate Society, Russ
Fraser, on November 7, at the
Homecoming Pep Meet.
It is hoped to make the competition an annual event. The
trophy will be displayed in the
trophy ease in the New Brock.
The University of B.C. library
contains more than 320,000 volumes, and houses an art gallery,
an anthropological museum and
a line aids workshop.
J believe be had said that. I asked
| hi mto repeat.
lie said more harshly: "You
can't sit at a fr.it table."
I felt awful. I felt like I wa.s
going to cry. I was afraid he
was going to grab me and pull
me away from the table the way
he was standing there.
Then an onlooker interceded
with: "Oh yes she can. Leave her
alone." j
I don't know who it was. But j
I was grateful. j
Tae hostile fellow didn't seem ;
so brave then. He sat down !
again. But he began to insult I
me. j
He told the other Creeks that!
he was "being forced to eat with ■
rabble." j
The others stared at me. They [
wanted me to leave. But I don't l
think   they   wanted   to  create  a|
scene.   Not with so many people
around. !
The fellow beside me moved
ins chair further away. They
didn't eat or talk. They just
kept staring at me.
I  left  my coffee.    I couldn't \
take  any  more.   I   grabbed   my j
books and left.   I was there only ■
about live minutes.    But it was
five minutes of hell.
I went to the library. I didn't
have to worry about Greek
tables there.
I met my girl friend and she
told mc about how her book got
ripped. She was afraid to tell
anyone about it. She never goes
to the caf now.
And neither will I. I think
anyone who hates that kind of
segregation should stay away
from the caf until something is
done about it.
I wonder how many other
sludents have been chased away
from Greek tables. I sympathize
with them. It is an awful experience. You get the feeling
you must get up and move. You
have no choice. They won't
associate with you.
I'm not bitter. I'm just hurt.
Deeply   hurt.
1 didn't believe this type of
segregation  existed   in  Canada.
1 thought it was a free country. And a free campus. And
a 1 i'ee cafeteria.
Polls Frosh
UBC has outgrown frosh hazing. This was the opinion of the
majority of student; questioned
as to whether hazing thould be
abolished or not.
Asked if hazing should stay,
Jack Crawford, a commerce student replied emphatically, "No
— it's a farce. Frosh nowadays
are too well organized. Now-
back in my day . . ." Dennis
Mays of Commerce II agreed,
"It's  ridiculous."
"Hazing'' • • ■ merely a desire
to satisfy a complex for power
on the part of thc fro;h," stated
Ed Gale, Arts IV. Gloria Cherl-
kow, Arts I feels hazing is degrading and doe.s not help to
integrate the frosh, "We feel sel
apart from the rest in our
The upper-class opposition is
strong however. Graham Moseley of Law II had this to say,
"Hazing is very good." Lynn
Palmer, Arts I, agreed.
Rae Haines and Tony Pan-
tages, both lawi students think
hazing is a very necessary and
traditional part of university
life, "The new student must be
adjusted to his environment."
Dick Reiner of Arts IV and
Gail Gurvin, Arts I both feel
some changes are due. "Hazing
should be modified," says Gail.
"What this campus needs." suggests  Reiner,  "is  more hazing."
The University of British Columbia maintains a research forest of f)700 acres operated in
conjunction with the Faculty of
Dance Club Offers
Free Jive Lessons
DANCE CLUB offers free
jive lessons today at 12.30 in
Room 351, Brock Extension.
* *       *
with this year's UBC yearbook.
Anyone interested, young or old,
white or black, Catholic, Protestant or Jew, is welcome.
Drop into the Totem office,
Room 168 in thc Brock Extension basement, any noon hour
this week.
* *      *
desires someone from Mamooks
to paint posters, etc., exclusively
for them.
* *       *
will meel in Arts 204 at 12.30
Tuesday. All campus DeMo-
lays welcome.
* *       *
U.C.C.   requests   all   clubs   to
pick up their mail from the AMS
* *       *
FL CIRCULO (Spanish Club
will hold its opening meeting
tonight at 7.30 in International
House (Hut 14). Election of the
new committee will take place.
Anyone interested is cordially
* *       *
ASUS   Executive   meeting   in
Ails  Km; today at  noon.
•A-        -a-        -a-
Haave speak on the Lutheran
World Federation meeting today
at noon in Hut 12. Everyone
* *       *
—Tryouts for Junior and Senior
teams from (5.30 to fi p.m. tonight in  the Women's Gym.
■A- A- *
THE    MUSIC    CIRCLE    will
have noon hour seances again
this year, choosing less well-
known classical works for listening. Watch for details later on
in Ihis column.
AO'JA-SOC will give a demonstration of aqua-lung diving
Wednesday noon in Empire
k*        k k
VARSITY CHRISTIAN Fellowship presents Dr. Fred C.
Schwartz, psychiatrist and surgeon from Sydney, Australia,
speaking on "The Mind of Conv
numism" in Arts 100 at 12.30
* *       *
OPEN HOUSE brainstorming
session will meet in the Hoard
Room of Brock Hall at 3.30 on
Wednesday instead of the Board
and Senate Room.
* *        *
will meet Wednesday al 12.30
in Arts 204. All DcMolays welcome.
Students will be able lo watch tho world aeries on
television again this year, AMS co-ordinator Drynn Williams  announced  today.
Three sets will be installed in the Kivch Hall for the
sanies wnieh start October 2. Two of ihe sets will be in
the main lounc.e and the thud will  be humlml  unstairs. Page 2
Tuesday. October 1, 1957
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year. Single copies five cents. Published in Vancouver throughout the University year by
the 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
necessarily 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.
What IkU Catnjiu* Weed* . . . .
Associate Editor Ken Lamb
City Editor   Al Forest
Make-up Editor Dave Ferry
Managing Editor Dave Robertson
Business Manager   - Harry Yuill
CUP Editor Marilyn Smith
Reporters and Desk: Audrey Ede, Helen Zukowski, Wayne Lamb, Ken Hodkinson,
Brenda Runge and Murray Ritchie. Senior Deskman, Diana Smith.
Another Clubs Day Circus
To Start The Old Campaign
For the first time in the many years of
this annual circus called "Clubs Day" a
University Clubs Committee Chairman has
expressed his belief that students should
join clubs discriminately, choosing those
activities of specific interest to them and in
which they will have time to be effective
This stand, oddly enough, is foreign to
the attitude of many club executives. To
most such student leaders success of clubs
day is measured in terms of number of members rather than quality of members. And
to, far too many students who join clubs,
success is measured in terms of membership rather than effectiveness of membership.
U,BC on Clubs Day is enough to make
any on-looker suspect that students are attending classes only in order to belong to
five or six clubs.
And one look at the rostrum of any club
(although the president will admit that he
has never seen half of the signed-up members) will convince the outsider that there
is truth in his suspicion.
It must appear peculiar to the outsider to
see hundreds of students joining clubs they
never intend to work' with, signing their
names indiscriminately to membership lists,
and blithely taking membership cards from
club-members they will never meet again.
But in fact it is not peculiar at all. It is
the result of a well-planned and carefully-
executed campaign on the part of student
leaders, scholarship and award committees.
The planning begins with Clubs Day
when clubs executives set up booths with
eye-catching gimmicks to attract the unsuspecting freshman. Once the freshman is
within shouting distance, he is promptly run
through a series of pressure sales talks, and,
in accordance with the planning, he becomes so overwhelmed with emotion that
he joins the club. *
The clubs are seldom strengthened by
the over-abundance of members, and tha
misled freshmen who join often have only
the clubs to blame for their academic
However, the campaign does not end
here. Not at all. Next come the student
council elections. Each candidate stands on
a platform and announces that he has belonged to umpteen clubs. No one- dares to
question the quality of his membership, his
pffectivness as a club-member or the genuine contributions he made to the clubs. It
is enough that he belonged. In fact the more
clubs he has belonged to, the better chance
he has of being elected. Thus many students
are elected on the grounds that they were
once "members of frosh tea-dance committee, member of bridge club, water-boy for
fencing-club, problem for social problems
club etc."
And then come the scholarship board
and award committee selections. Students
have long since discovered that the number of clubs they belong to and the quality
of projects they sign their names to, however unrewardedly, constitute the criterion
for success on this campus.
It is, in fact, a well-known practice to
join several clubs, not with the intention
of ever appearing at club projects, but in
order to state on scholarship, UCC and HAA
nominations forms that one "belongs,"
And finally, after scholarship and award
lists are announced and winner's hands and
loser's hopes are shaken, then, right at
that opportune moment, the club executives
who plan Clubs Day are up for election.
Thus begins the vicious circle all over again;
only this time the man who joined discriminately and thereby lost all the glories, will
smarten up and join a dozen clubs he has
no intention  of supporting.
We have no quarrel with those who state
that extra-curricular activity is an essential
part of a university education. That is a
valid and a worthy claim.
But it i.s no less a valid claim that
participation in such activity should bo
measured in terms of quality rather than
quantity. For this reason we congratulate
Mr. Connaghan on his stand and wish him
"success" with clubs day.
Two prominent campus poli-
ticos will be taking to the pen
in this worthy publication with
view to making political analyses. It is interesting to note
that the Editor's political sympathies do not coincide with
the views of one of these new
columnists. I might suggest
therefore that he name his new
column "The blue analysis in
pink paper".
In any event the Editor is to
be congratulated for obtaining
writers wiho will devote their
space to political affairs. In a
country which is noteworthy
for its lack of political enthusiasm this university has Been
particularly noteworthy in that
respect. When compared with
other universities in Canada
the level of political interest
at U.B.C. is alarmingly low.
For the most part the responsibility for this situation
lies with the campus political
clubs themselves. They have
been particularly remiss in two
important ways. First they
failed to sufficiently propagate their own respective
views and philosophies. And
secondly they have failed to
subjugate their practical differences for the purpose of
uniting in the interest of obtaining comfrnon benefits.
With regard to the need for
a political club to disseminate
its views and philosophies, one
would imagine that when a political event of national importance occurs, the student
body would be bombarded
with some manifestations of
the reactions of the political
groups on campus. However,
nothing of this nature has occurred. There have been some
heated   discussions   in   private
perhaps, but we never hear
from the political clubs through
the many information organs
that are available to them on
the campus.      ,
For example—after the pipeline debate, we were not aware
of any of the leaders of the
political clubs being interviewed by this paper, or by the
radio society. We were not even
aware of any desire upon the
part of the political organizations to make any comment.
Never at any time do we see
panel discussions between the
leaders of the political parties,
nor do we hear speeches from
any of these leaders outside of
the Model Parliaments. What
then is the reason for this reticence on the part of the political groups. We certainly do
not like to think it lies in ignorance of political affairs on
the part of the political leaders, although in some cases
this criticism might not be inaccurate.
If then it is not ignorance
is it perhaps a natural disinclination to appear in the public eye—if this is so it is most
regrettable, because a political
group, more than any other
group on the campus, should
be prepared to speak loudly,
and be the last to fear criticism.
Regardless of how much any
one political club propagates
its views, a healthy political
atmosphere could never exist
on the campus  unless all the
political clubs would propagate
their vews, and not only must
they acclaim their own philosophies but they nrust publicly
and constantly damn the policies of their opponents. If a
constant and strident political
conflict were to rage at U.B.C.
it wolud be impossible for general student interest not to be
There are very few of us
who form no political opinions
of any kind, and if such persons are amongst us they
should either not be at university at all, or else they must
be engaged in some specialized
form of study which requires
their complete attention.
To achieve a state of oonstant
conflict the political organizations paradoxically require a
certain element of unity. The
organization of Model Parliament, panel discussions and
other common endeavours require certain coordination, and
rather than disdaining such cooperation the clubs should encourage it. It was with this
latter end in mind that Parliamentary Council was organized
and it is to be ihoped that that
organization, coupled with the
Editor's commendable policy of
providing space for political
affairs will spark new interest
in politics at U.B.C.
More  Complications
A Baby-Kisser; A Simple Lad;
Inspired Pilgrim; An Idealist
- And The Canadian Voter
Editor's note: This article
is the first of two by students
interested in the Canadian
Political Scene who will here
attempt to analyse the results
of the recent Federal election and the issues evolved
from it. Both writers will
write periodic columns for
this page during the year.
The second analysis, the
author of which is on the
other side of the fence from
Faris, will appear in Thursday's edition. Readers are
invited to enter by letter,
any controversies raised by
the authors of these articles.
On June 9 political pundits
were predicting another Liberal
victory and small to moderate
Tory gains. Social Credit was
threatening to occupy the role
of spokesman for the Western
Letters to the Editor
'• i j"
"Still McFarlan And Now Butterfield
The Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
The delightful controversy
in The "Ubyssey" that arose
through Mr. McFarlan's article,
"What This Campus Really
Needs," is proof enough that
his article was a success, even
if his vicious attack on Fraternities was based entirely on
personal dislike, and not on
constructive facts. But this
does not excuse the introduction of the charge "Communist."
His main intent was to stir
up interest in better Student
Government, which is a very
hard thing to do if one realizes
the existing apathy. Controversy took a turn for the worst
with the publishing of the reply of John S. Butterfield,
which deserves strongest protest.
Mr. Butterfield has no constructive criticism to offer. He
merely states what this campus
doesn't need, which in his opinion, is Communist McFarlan.
I myself, suggest people like
Mr. Butterfield, because he has
introduced a very dangerous
matter. You may call it slander. Mr. McFarlan's editorial
did not suggest his political beliefs, and I think it doesn't mat-
tor here. But if he is branded
Communist simply because he
attacked fraternities, something should be done.
We've had enough of McCarthyism, Nazism, and Communism, for what make all these
beliefs so unacceptable to us,
is their MASS-SMEAR technique.
If one cannot express his
views without running into the
danger of being branded "Communist" or what-else, our form
of society is in a very poor
Let us not forget this, when
we read the discriminatory tendencies expressed by people
like Mr. Butterfield or Mr. McFarlan. Their own statements
point to a form of thinking
which I pray, we will never
find in the government of Canada.
Yours very truly,
Arts I.
Christian Frats?
The Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
In the booklet "Fraternities
at UBC" published by the Inter-Fraternity Council of UBC,
there is an article entitled, —
"Why Fraternities". In this
article there is the sentence:
"College trains the minds but
students must develop socially,
physically, morally and spiritually while preparing for their
vocation." The article goes on
to claim that this is what Fraternities do for the individual.
Further on in the booklet
there are claims of adherence
not only to high moral principles but also explicit claims of
adherence to "Christian" principles and "Christian" living.
These claims are shameless
hypocracy. Not only have individual   fraternities   sunk   on
many occasions to bestial behaviour, but also the IFC? has
sponsored events of the basest
sort. Many such occasions are
common knowledge on the
campus. Last year's IFC smoker which starred three strippers and a drunken brawl is
one example.
Some fraternities do not explicitly claim to be Christian.
Some are Jewish. Some may
be — in their secret charters—
Mohammedan. If they are Mohammedans, I ask them to announce it and live up to their
If they take part in such activities they are not good Mohammedans.
Arts Graduate.
Change the Color . . .
Should the Engineers desire
to instill more fear in the
hearts of Frosh they would do
well to consider a change in
color. I feel that Engineering
red should be changed to the
"traditional" red now present
in the auditorium. I put "traditional" in quotes because any
Elizabethan choosing this color
for a- theatre more than likely
would be drawn and quartered.
There is no color which can
produce a spasm of antipara-
stalsis faster than this putrid
pink-orange. Any Engineer,
arrayed as the auditorium is,
with this piercing red below
a bare lightbulb halo, is a formidable sight—even to a fellow Redshirt.
Arts 2.
In reply to Don Jabour's letter soliciting retention pf the
Homecoming Parade it would
appear that there are a few
points which he has missed.
It is all very well not to cow-
tow to the public interest but
at the same time we must always act in the best interest
of the sludents and the university. It is probably a good
thing to retain student autonomy but we should do it in a
responsible manner and with
due regard to others. When wc
are requested to do something
by a group whose interests are
similar to our own (The Alumni
Association also acts in the best
interest of the university) we
should look at this request and
make a decision. This is what
the Homecoming Committee
has done. They have not suc-
cumed to pressure as much as
they have made a decision
wthicih they feel is to the students' best interests.
One of the main motives in
having a parade is to advertise
the fact that we have a homecoming at U.B.C, This will be
done by a new means this year
which will likely be as successful as before but without the
minority public criticism. It
will also involve means by
wihi eh student spirit can be
aroused for the game and
Before one criticizes what
has been eliminated I feci one
should look at what has been
substituted. When the substitution is more favourable elimination is best.
Yours very truly,
Provinces and the CCF. was
assumed to be fading rapidly.
Self-confident cabinet ministers had toured the country
mumbling something about
voting for a man named Canada. Uncle Louis whom we had
not seen for four years, favored
us with a visit to our new Post
Office and Federal Building.
In a magnificent gesture of international goodwill he kissed
babies from 23 different countries.
Hon e s t John Diefenbaker
and his retinue of publicity
agents put on an equally worthwhile show. Shaking his chins
at us for emphasis, John
allayed all our fears with his
winning smile and promises.
"Could this be a Mortal?" we
wondered as he passed among
us. "Is he for real?" others
Why would this simple country lad, pure of mind and virtually untouched, lead us upon
this great crusade to seek our
true economic destiny! Perhaps we will never know. However, in some small way, John
attempted to bring to his
people the message he had for
them. Somehow, by television,
radio, newspapers, flashing
neon lights, John caught the
imagination of Canada.
Solon E. Low wa.s equally inspiring. Regaling us with his
wit, he easily tore apart our
middle class concepts for economics. By simple use of Social
Credit principles, be explained
how an increasing birth rate,
Christianity and oil had been
obtained in Alberta. Solon's
appeal did not fall on deaf
ears. The Holiness brotherhood
and Rosicrucians throughout
the country rallied in response
to this great man's appeal. He
made it clear that while we
are not all able to make our
pilgrimage to the Calgary Prophetic Bible Institute, we are
all able to become Social
Creditors — happy words for
troubled times.
M. J. Coldwell toured the
country on a platform of Share
the Wealth. However, fair
shares and social justice are
extremely uninteresting, and
Sunday school socialism has no
appeal tt) real "go-getters".
O n 1 y university professors,
tired social workers, worn out
school teachers and their ilk,
support  the  C.C.F.
On June 10 the Liberals
had been relegated to a Quebec
party. The Tories were a minority government with mouth
watering possibilities. The
Socred circus had been stopped
and the C.C.F. appeared as the
English speaking opposition.
The Liberal party suffered a
worse defeat than a glance
would indicate, for with 62
members from Quebec, about
20 from the French Canadian
areas of Ontario, five from the
French Canadian areas of New
Brunswick, the single Alberta
Liberal of French Canadian extraction, the United Canada bit
of the Liberal platform sounds
rather hollow. This Quebec
problem, of the Liberals should
soon be in part be resolved, as
predictions of Tory gains of 20
or more Quebec seats are not
Conservative results in the
next election will depend a
great deal on the manner in
which the new government
deals with its many problems.
The problems facing a new
Tory government arises mainly
from a common source — Tory
campaign promises.
Higher Old Age Pensions,
higher Veterans' allowances,
higher Family Allowance,
higher Unemployment benefits,
increased road building, increased grants to provinces,
farm price supports and a National Hospital scheme are not
conducive to the lower taxes
we were promised. It is obvious we cannot have both.
Mr.    Diefenbaker    has    two
other problems which are vexing. Unemployment is growing
rapidly towards its winter high,
and figures of double and triple
last winter are predicted. Thc
Prime   M i n i s t e r's   April   25
Toronto   promise   to   increase
immigration   is   obviously   not
the answer. The answer is planned   immigration   and   planned
capital   expansion—neither   of
which are Tory programs.
Another complicating factor
is that the industrial interests
who financed the Diefenbaker
campaign ask for helter-skelter
immigration so as to weaken
Trade Union organization and
obtain cheap labour. Full employment would be very embarrassing for the Prime Minister.
Another conflict of interests
for the P.M. is his promise that
a Tory government would relax credit restrictions and the
simultaneous pledge to stop
inflation. Although the Conservative government is doing
an admirable lob of fostering
a Depression, it does seem like
a very drastic manner in which
to maintain a lower price
It was general knowledge
that the credit restrictions were
a rather brave, if not foolhardy, attempt of the Liberal
government to restrain inflationary tendencies. Mr. Diefenbaker can have his desired
looser credit restrictions and
anti-inflationary results if he is
willing to take some, other
measures to hold down prices.
Something near a Tory's ideal
of price level maintenance
would be the lowering of Old
Age Pensions, smlaller Widows'
Allowance or perhaps he would
like to revoke the highly inflationary Blind Pension.
If man is a political animal
surely the most unhappy specie
is the Socred. He has found
that Opportunism, Expediency
and philosophical prostitution
of the basest kind have been
to no avail. As a matter of fact
that shadowy figure that can
be seen shuffling down the
darkened corridors of the Legislative Buildings almost every
night is reported to be the
Premier waiting for the 22 B.
C. Social Credit seats to report
in. It's a long way from Massey Hall to Ottawa.
The continuation of a thriving social democratic party is
the paradox of the Canadian
political scene.
In a period of unparalleled
prosperity in a continent which
is the bastion of the Private
Interest form of government,
the existence and even more,
the increasing prestige of the
C.C.F. is somewhat of a miracle. Obviously a great many
Canadians felt a continuing
need for the C.C.F. tj serve as
"Canada's conscience" in its
role as .spokesman for the humanity which  is in us all.
In the field of political
reality the increasing Trade
Union support of the C.C.F.
plus the waning influence of
the Liberal party are portents
of a two- party system such as
we have in B. C. — vvith the
Conservatives on the right and
the CCF on the left. Tuesday, October 1, 1957
Page 3
All May Participate
More than 5,000 students are expected to join 85 clubt
Thursday when the University Clubs' Committee sponsors its
annual Clubs' Day in the Armouries.
The noon-hour programme will be opened by former
Alumni Association president and Board of Governors member, Nathan Nemetz, a prominent Vancouver lawyer.
Mr.   Nemetz,   other   members^	
of the Board of Governors, Fac-  ^^ ■ ■
Open House
Gym Display
ulty representives and Student
Councillors will parade to the
Armouries at 12:25 p.m. accompanied by the UBC Pipe Band.
More than $50 worth of door
prizes donated by downtown
merchants will be available for
punctual arrivals at the Armouries.
These include night-club and
theatre tickets, a swim mask and
long-playing records. Drawing
will take place 1:30 p.m.
Judging for the Visual Arts
Club trophy given annually to
the best booth display will begin
at 12:30 p.m. Winner will be announced at 1:30. UBC's Rod and
Gun club won award last year.
Religious, cultural, political,
ethnic, social and musical clubs
alike will set up registration and
information booths Wednesday
evening in preparation for the
Thursday rush.
A number of Alma Mater Society committees such as NFCUS
and WUS will also set up display
booths. The Totem year-book
editors plan to sell Totems during Clubs' Day.
UCC Chairman, Charlie Connaghan js still assigning booth
space to individual clubs. Any
club who has not yet seen him
is advised to do so immediately.
Schedule for Wednesday evening booth setting-up is as follows:
Clubs' A-D, 7 p.m. to 7:10.
Clubs' E-H, 7:10  to 7:20.
Clubs' I-P, 7:29 to 7:30.
All other clubs and all other
organizations should come after
7:30 p.m., Connaghan said.
Lumber and a limited amount
of electrical waring will be provided by the Buildings and
Grounds department Wednesday. Connaghan urged all clubs
to keep use of the latter down to
a minimum.
Meanwhile, a limited amount
of pre-Club's Day advertising has
taken place on campus and
The Radio Society's new UBC
programme on Station CJOR tonight will feature Clubs' Day.
Two clubs planning pre-Clubs'
Day demonstrations are Dance
Society who are holding a vast
square dance on the Main Hall
Wednesday noon and the Skin-
diving club who are demonstrating Acqua-lung diving at the
same time in Empire pool.
Hungarian forestry students
are urged to "Legyel tagja egy
club-nak" Connaghan said Monday. "We'd be glad to see them
out on Thursday," he said.
Connaghan advised students,
especially Frosh, not to join
clubs indiscriminately Thursday.
"Don't rush up and join everything in sight," he said. "Just
join one or two."
TOR SALE — Volkswagens,
new and used. Phone Bernie, YO
FOR SALE — MG, TD 1953,
top shape, white, radio, heater.
Terms. Phone Nick BA. 5B31 or
BA. 6633.
WANTED Passengers, Crysler
leaving vicinity of Broadway
and Alma Road for 8.30's Mon.
through Friday. Phone AL 4132.
Production Director of the
Physical Education Undergraduate Society claims the gym display during Open House next
year will be the most spectacular in years.
In addition to working on this
project, the Society will also
maintain its high standing in
the Intramural Sports program
said President Jim Scantland.
This year's executive is: President, Jim Scantland; Vice-
President, Don Shore; Production Director, Mfcrv Ellis; Secretary-Treasurer, Mamie Keith-
Murray; Undergraduate Society
Committee Representative, Peter Maclntyre; Public Relations
Officer, Don Cummings; Women's Undergraduate Society
Representative, Pat Power; and
Common Room Officer, Kareen
Skin Divers
Show Stuff
Aqua-lung diving will be introduced to interested students
by the Skin Diving Club, Wednesday noon at Empire Pool.
The club, formed last February by president Mike McAllister and Bill Vogel employs
spear guns, rubber and spring
Four members recently speared 14 large fish and one seven-
foot octopus, on a field trip to
Washington State.
McAllister said the club,
which last year had 70 members,
hopes to stimulate more interest
in skin-diving among UBC students.
The waters of the Gulf of
Georgia form more than half the
boundary of the scenic University of British Columbia campus.
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NOTICE—Car pool, vicinity of
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NOTICE -Tea and Home Baking Sale, pies, cakes, cookies,
etc., is being held ;it Union College UBC on Wednesday, Oct. 2,
from 2 to f> p m.
LOST—Blue Parker 51 pen.
Finder phone YO. 45G8. Reward.
WANTED--Hiders from 16th
and Oak vicinity, Monday •thru
Friday, H.IUl's. Phone Hub, DI.
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I- K i N 1 . N (,
1035  Seymour  Street
Vancouver 2,  B.C.
Ted Nicholson is a missing
person. Ted Nicholson is editor of Raven, UBC's pseudo-
intellectual quarterly.
If Ted is not missing he will
be welcomed with open arms
at his quiet little desk in the
Publications board office.
Church s Task
To Be Revealed
"What is the task of the
church today?"
Dr. Hans Harms, a leading international churchman and associate director of the Study Division of the World Council of
Churches will ask this question
of students Friday noon in
Physics 200.
Dr. Harms is visiting Vancouver at the invitation of the Vancouver Council of Churches and
the local Committee on Faith
and Order to stimulate studies of
inter-Church co-operation and
First UBC Brainstorming Session takes place Wednesday,
October 2 in the Brock Board
Five students and five faculty
members will throw out as many
ideas for Open House displays
as possible in half an hour.
Tapes of the session will then
be edited and practical ideas
discussed with the various faculties.
"But," says Ron Longstaffe,
Open House Chairman, "The sky
is the limit during the discussion. Screwball ideas are welcome because they often spark
practical suggestions."
No negative criticisms are allowed. The ten participants are
from different aspects of campus
life. "They are men with good
This type of pressure thinking
had recently become popular in
the States particularly in advertising offices.
Ron feels that Open House is
an ideal opportunity for Brainstorming.
At Monday night's A.M.S.
meeting the Student Council:
HEARD representatives from
Anglican and Union colleges
request free A.M.S. cards for
theological students. Request
tabled one week.
RAISED eyebrows when
Bryan Williams suggested he
and Barb Hart attend (name)
conference in Seattle.
Then asked about accommodations. Scowled when Morfitt complained that the trip
would cost $24 for two delegates.
SNICKERED when Sheila
Croker advocated AMS cards
for students' wives.
LISTENED incredulously to
Ken Brawner's report that big
American colleges are paying
council members up to $100
per month. According to Ken,
one S. C. president filed a
thirty-six hundred dollar expense account for one year.
Trevino stated that such extravagances will not occur on this
APPOINTED Wayne Hubble
as chairman of World University Service.
it discovered it had passed a
clause in the W.A.D. constitution that was repugnant to
A.M.S. constitution.
APPLAUDED when Fil Kueber announced that a Hungarian was now coaching the
soccer team.
SPENT twenty minutes planning to reform its own litter-
bug tendencies, and to keep
files in order.
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Mud pies and oil wells have one thing in common—mud.
If Suzy tries to bake her pie it either gets hard
or crumbles. The same thing can happen to drilling
muds which are used to lubricate bits and to carry
away rock cuttings.
The deeper you drill, the hotter it gets, the
greater the pressure. Three to four miles down
into the earth, temperatures often exceed 400°—
twice that of boiling water. In such heat, drilling
muds used to break down, solidify. Drilling stopped
—wells had to be abandoned.
Mobil scientists worked years on the problem-
part of the company's $1.5 million-a-month research program. Now the answer—a mud that
stays muddy at higher temperatures and greater
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This Mobil Recipe for Mud made it possible to
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Tuesday, October 1, 1957
UBC Track And Field
To The Fore In 195 7
Al Davis of the Tyec Ski Runners announced that his
club will begin pre-season ski exercises for anyone wanting to
get in shape. Exercises will start at 8 p.m. and continue for an
Exercises will commence a.s follows:
Kerrisdale Community Centre — Monday, Sept. "0; N:,rlh
Van Dellcrooke High — Wednesday, Oct, 2; Sunset Community Centre — Monday, Oct. 7; Kitsilano Community Centre
— Wednesday, Oct. 9; Marpole Community Centre — not
The conditioning exercises' are endorsed by the Vancouver
Ski Patrol.
THUNDERBIRDS TAKE NOTE of that look of determination on President N. A. M.
Mackenzie's face as he boots that ball in UBC's home opener against Southern Oregon
College. If Frank Gnup could only sign some  of this  talent   .  .   .
Gridders Lose Second Game
Sfw/dA.   TloiiceA,
UBS Thunderbirds lost their
second non-league game of thc
season Saturday as Southern
College blanked them 44-0.
Birds had lost six first stringers because of injuries sustained
in pre-season practice. Just before the game, coach Frank
Gnup received word that centre
George   Hoar   and   guard   Bill
Crawford would miss the game
because of sickness.
With green men taking over
unacustomed positions the Birds
were unable to get rolling. They
fumbled the ball 10 times on thc
handoff from centre to the quarterback, and lost it four times.
They had six of their 21 pass
attempts intercepted.
The UBC men's tennis team
is sponsoring a tournament open
to all undergraduates. Play
started Monday, Oct. 7. Singles
only will be played. Entry fee
Up to three months rental may apply on purchase
$6.00 per month    —    $15.00 three months
All makes Portables for sale including the exciting
new Olympia Deluxe
644 Seymour St.
PA. 7942
-\ For Students And SiArr Onlv/
The Caine Mutiny
 — TODAY 	
3:30, 6:00 and 8:15 p.m.
English   100  -  200.      Course  Films.
Dates to be announced
He Ts a graduate engineer. His formal education
is over . . . but, like a medical doctor, hm> "internship" will
add to his practical skills and experience.
For the past 18 months, he's been  a  Cnminco
Enqinoer-in»TiYiininc), observing  anci  woiimmi  with  senior
engineer's in various  phases  of CotmncoV,  operations.
Research assignments in metallurgical and chemical
operations  have related  University training
to  industrial  practice.
His post-niad i ale training at Cominco has giver,  him
valuable  exnermnee  and   a  better opportunity  lor a
si ir nmasfui  cms -r   Soon  he will jomi ois; ot our divisional
C!iginoerimg  loams'. .. tadpmg  Cornmco   to  muhu   its
important contribution  to world  metul
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is 50 cents. Competitors will
supply their own balls up to the
quarter-finals. Entry forms can
be found on the notice-board in
the Gym locker room and in the
Treasurer's office in the AMS
office. Entries close on Friday,
Oct. 4.
Tryouts for Men's Rules basketball for junior and senior
teams will begin today, 6:30 to 8
p.m. in the Women's Gym.
Cross-Country Meet
Set For Saturday
in any
other style
■ m      two.]
UBC  will
Olympic C
Peter Mullins, popular track and h
be expending all his energies promoting
year.    ' '
"I'm sick and tired of finishing lasi in the Evergreen Con-
fcrcn.'.'o. We're not going to finisl
last this year, even if I have ti
run myself,'" he said.
Actually, the team did nt)t dc
so badly in the championship
meet last year. Since the meet
was held at thc end of May, ;
month alter exams, Mullins was
able to lake only eight runners
with him. Competing against 20
man teams, the UBC contingent
finished with 22 points, an increase of 19 over the 1956 meet.
The Thunderbird squad would
have finished third, except for
three bad breaks. Jack Burnett
won the two-mile event but was
disqualified. Jim Moore had
second place cinched in the same
race but tripped near the end
and finished fourth. Cole Harris
was leading the 880 at the 660
mark when he tripped into another runner.
:isketball   cuaa!
track  and  lie
meet  the  Van
lub in a cross c
1,   will
Id  thin
. . . 440 man?
race at Brockton Point, Oct. 5,
at  10:30 a.m.
Things are looking up in the
track world already. Top runners like Jack Burnett, Jim
Moore, Mike May,, Dick Barton,
Dave Taylor, Stan Joughin and
Doug Van Ness will be competing in the cross country this
The 1956-57 track and field
team, which was conspicuous because of the absence of any field
men, is due for a change. Four
or five shot-putters and several
high-jumpers have already been
out for practice.
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