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 BENNETT
IS
THE UBYSSEY
FOR
EVERGREEN
Vol XLI
VANCOUVER, B.C., TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 1959
No. 54
UBYSSEY SETS NEW
BOOTH-CROWDING MARK
The Ubyssey not only keeps
you informed, it also smashes
world records.
Only yesterday, 20 students
jammed themselves into the
Quad phone booth to establish a
world record.
The record was formerly held
by North Staffordshire University College, Keele, England,
who squeezed 17 into a booth
thus taking the title from Manchester University who only
managed: 16.
FEARLESS UBYSSEY
Members of the Ubyssey staff,
determined to smash the existing
record, fearlessly moved toward
the Quad, gathering students as
they went.
When they arrived at the
phone booth, they found that
they only had 13 and so gathered girls from the Cafeteria to
join in the experiment.
TWO BY TWO
The larger ones then moved
in and crowded close to the
ledge sitters or crouched beneath
the ledge to make room for
more.
The Ubyssey immediately notified Canadian University Press
and Manchester University of
the feat an dstaff members are
now awaiting congratulatory
messages from universities the
world over.
NEW RECORD
It is expected that this is the
largest number of poeple ever
crowded into a booth of this
type.
The Ubyssey does not expect
to have the record shattered by
Aggies who might have a telephone in a loose box.
BRING GLORY
The above picture shows 16 of
the students who helped bring
the Ubyssey this glory. Four
more are lying dead beneath the
ledge.
Funeral services will be held
Thursday at the General Meeting.
The Ubyssey cannot release
the names of the deceased until
next of kin have been notified.
Long live the Ubyssey.
ANTI - GREEK
PETITION
DRAWN UP
A petition demanding the Greeks be thrown off the UBC
campus has been drawn up for presentation at the General
Meeting Thursday.
The petition states that Greek
fraternities promote inherent
conformity, intellectual stultification and social bigotry.
"Since UBC is an institution
devoted to the cause of individual development, fraternities
have no place on the campus,"
the petition states.
The petition calls for the
AMS to dis-associate itself from
international fraternities.
It asks that it be held "unconstitutional" for an AMS
member to be at the same time
a member of an international
fraternity.
A anti-Greek motion was narrowly defeated by a 10-8 vote
at the March 9 joint meeting of
retiring and out-going Student
Councils.
The Greeks are expected to
pack the Armouries on Thursday to prevent this motion being passed.
Cabinet
Considers
Connaghan
Chuck Connaghan's petition
to speak in the Legislature about
UBC feed will be discussed by
the B.C. Cabinet today.
Connaughan last week petitioned the Secretary of the
House for permission to appear
and speak for UBC.
Connaghan plans to thank the
Government for its aid for UBC
and then point out its possible
inadequacies.
Connaghan also wrote to Les
Peterson, Minister of Education,
and asked him to present a motion asking the house's business
be suspended during the petition.
Peterson told Connaghan Monday that the Cabinet would discuss the matter at the usual
Tuesday noon meeting today.
If the petition goes through,
it will be the first time a UBC
student has appeared before the
House.
LEAD ON
Applications for Leadership
Conferencce chairman for next
year are now being accepted.
Applicants are to appear before
council next Monday night.
INSIDE
Ed US edition p3-6
Tween   classes    p 8
Norris    ..    p 3
Club notes ^   p 8
Patriot
Speaks
To Irish
By JUDY O'FRAIN
Top o' the morning to all you
English, Scandinavian, Welsh,
Russian, Scottish, German, Chinese, Dutch, Hungarian and
Canadian leprechauns!
Approximately 1.600 years
ago a young English lad had the
misfortune of ending up in Ireland as the result of some prehistoric skirmish or other.
Well, as luck would have it,
he was a Christian and after
learning the ways of the sinful,
pagan ; Picts (or Scots, one can
never ' remember which, they
moved about so much) he proceeded to convert them to Christianity.
He also did something with
the snakes and became a saint.
Centuries later, in a supposedly enlightened age, when once
again it is March 17 man, regardless of his racial origin, feels the
need to worship St. Patrick.
He wears green (some more
timid souls limit this to hair
ribbon or tie), adopts an Irish
brogue, marches in parades, and
sings songs straight from the
peat bog.
The amount of phony nationalism on this one day is greater
even than that on Rabbie Burns'
Day. At least the Scotch don't
have parades, they just eat haggis in the Hudson's Bay Company.
It's even worse than Bastille
Day or May Daay.
It's enough to make a self
respecting Irishman change his
name and wear black or red but
never green.
And what is even worse, half
of these people who painstakingly don a paddy green tie or
sweater, when asked if they are
Irish, blushingly mumble something about having forgotten
what day it was.
"It's all a mistake," they sya,
"I am colour blind in the morning."
Cowards.
If one English boy cum Irish
saint is capable of causing all
this commotion, why don't we
celebrate the day Marie Antoinette lost her head, or the day
Barbara Hansen got married, or
the day Tom actually caught
Jerry?
To make matters worse, Ed
Sullivan devoted a whole hour
Sunday to Irish dancers, singers,
actors and their grey haired old
mothers who make the best tea
in Cork. PA.GE.TWP
THE     UBYSSEY
Tuesday, March 17,  1959
MEMBER CANADIAN UNIVERSITY PRESS
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. Editorial opinions expressed are those of the
Editorial Board of The Ubyssey and not necessarily those of the
Alma Mater Society or the University of B.C.
Telephones: Editorial offices, AL. 4404; Locals 12, 13 and 14;
Business offices, AL. 4404; Local 15.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF,    ALAN FORREST
Managing Editor  Judy Frain
Sports Editor  Bob Bush
Chief Photographer  C. Landie
Critics Editor   David Bromige
CUP Editor   Judy Harker
Associate Editors .... Rupert Buchanan, Rosemary Kent-Barber
Bitch.
That's the magic word.
That's the way to succeed in Twentieth Century North
America..
Bkcli to the Bos^ and get a raise in pay.
Bi^?h.|tQ. the. Mayor and, get,.a .paved road r in front pi
,'your home...       ;   J '   .      .
Bitch <to reporters and get your name in the papers.
AndJbifch abjowt.
Bitch, about,,the(Boss.and get the Boss's jab*
Bitch about fhe Mayor and get elected yourself.
Bitch, about everything and everyone — and sell your
product — and sell-yourself.
Love joneian.6th«er2 -
No.. Ne.   MOr..    ;'
You; won't make .your million that way.
Bitefc-your way to wealth.
Itlrthe .thing,
BjtcK   Etitch,,,   Bitfh>
Hour ike?
i By   BARBARA BIELY
(EdJ^orrelect of Ute Ufoyssey)
The Editar-innChief of The Ubyssey must retain his (or
her) seat on council. How else.is the student body to be
infornied? Take the editor.off council and you ,rnay as well
take The Ubyssey off campus.
If the editor is removed from his seat on council it
means that he would be excluded from the discussion
every time that council moved into committee of the whole.
That means that the editor will not know what ideas are
being discussed. He will not know what feelings are prevalent.   If he doesn't know, you won't know.
The editor of The Ubyssey is not an antagonist. The
editor is not a spy. He is the editor of your paper and for
your benefit should not lose his position on council.
What he gleans at council meetings is conveyed to you
in the form, of editorials. You may not agree with the
opinions he, expresses, but at least you are made aware of
the, issues.
So who wants to be informed of the price of avocadoes
in Afghanistan just because the editor is excluded from
the committee of the whole?
There is no other single person, on. council whose position is so important to you because the editor provides the
liaison between council and you.
If the Editor-in-Chief, of. The Ubyssey is replaced on
council by the Co-ordinator of Publications it will be your
lossj, for the co-ordinator is a businessman and will not
cc>m^unic,ate to,you from, the ivory, tower.
Tihink what tl|is means,, to you and vote against the
constitutional amendment to remove the editor from
council.
SURE THE UBYSSEY
— Cartoon by Ben Gilmore
IS A JFAMILY NEWSPAPESL
tEimm ra the EDim&
Bitching
Editor, the Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
In the , last issue,, you, failed.
to mention,, that a car with.li-,
cense number 102-178 was tick-,
eted, for parking, lengthwise in
a sideways parking place,, in-,
stead,,; ypu ,saw fit, to use,,the
space for, important, news.
This, is; the. .sort, of thing .you.
people, do. all -the, time,, you meft-
tioji, things  li^e., the, feeThike,
which..af|ects .everyone, at, the,;
whole: (bleeding University, and <
you don't mention things that
affect, a  microscopic, minority ,
like ,an ,ob£cure,group off ii^\
dlers. Then you, add; insult io.-.,
injury by,.not mentioning, thai,,
they, had, been.. Now. suppose^,
for a minute, the, unlikely event
that,someone, wanted to go and
hear them,, nothing, would be ,
mpre- frustrating ..than^; to:. find
out they had already, been.
Don'jt you.idiots; know-nothing about running a newspaper?
I don't, and until someone
comes along who does you people can keep right on with it.
I know that judging from all
the bitching letters you get that
there are several million, .people,
around the University that do
know all about running newspapers, so you people better
watch out or you'll be run out
of business by all the competing rags, that they, put out.
Love and Kisses,
H. P. McKfudniek
forever arts.
for $4.40 here and for $3.80
downtown, but the U.B.C.
price is for a later edition, The
Book of German Verse;, sells
for $2.40 here; this is the present list price, increased from
$1.75 in July, 1957. As, the
publisher, .writes, "if other
book stores are selling at the,
lower, price, their stock must
have been purchased prior to
this date". ,     .'
We further found,that in no
instance was the University
Book Store, selling books at
more , than the present Canadian , list price that in many
cases the .Book Store price was
in fact considerably less. A
sheet giving, full data on comparative prices is available
from,Mr. Hunter, manager of
the Book Store.
Your editorial stated that
"the University Book Store
has often. been crticized—and
with justice". Justice demands
that the facts be obtained before accusations are made.
Sincerely yours,
Samuel Rothstein, Chairman
President's Committee on the
Book Store.
The Board of Governors also
seems to have confused the
wiord "unauthorized" and 4he
phrase "not authorized". It
has always been my belief, the
notice of prohibition shouldj be
displayed in order to. render
something "unauthorized". On
the other hand, "Not. authorized" seems to me to mean that
there is >nq notice to the effect
that something is permitted,,
Therefore I do not see how
the Board of Governors calls
an area of parking that is not
specifically posted as "Parking
Permitted',' as being an "Unauthorized" or prohibited area
for parking.
We are not expected to find
"No Parking" signs, so* therefore we should not be expected
to find "Parking Permitted"
signs either.
An.annoyed motorist.
Strong   Language
Editor,  The Ubessey,
Dear Sir:
Some time ago you published an editorial and several
articles accusing the University Book Store of overcharging. This is a serious accusation, and if true would,
certainly warrant the strong
language used. It is not, however, true, as the President's
Committee on the Book Store
has found.
Just two instances were discovered, in which the. University Book^ Store's prices were,
seemingly higher than, those,
downtown. In both cases the
discrepancy is readily explained.  Elementary   German   sells
Parking   Fines
Editor,
The Ubessey,
Dear Sir:
I have just become one of
those poor persons to be confronted with a parking fine,
and had occasion to read the
fine print on the back of the
ticket.
It seems, in the first place,
that the Board of Governors
seems to think that there is
adequate space for students,
faculty, and visitors. Although
I am not certain, the only
parking area designated "Visitors" is large enough to accommodate about half a dozen cars.
Therefore, any visitors that
come to our campus must park
elsewhere — possibly in the
areas of "Student Parking".
This cuts down the number of
students who can park where,
they are supposed to park. Perhaps the Board of Governors,
does not expect, that very
many visitors come to this campus. I didn't realize that our
campus was so uninteresting!
PROFITABLE- summer work
is available to the enterprising teacher, school board
trustees say, and thfjt is why
teachers only need to be
paid for ten months. EDUCATION
The Edbyssey
EDITION
Vol XLI
VANCOUVER, B.C., TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 1959
No. 54
Cartoon courtesy of Len Norris and The Sun
APPLIED   -EDUCATIONAL   PSYCHOLOGY
Students  Cheer
End Of TedcheK
f
TYRANNY IS DEAD
By  AL FORREST
(Education 5)
A student mob has mutinied!
They rose up in broad daylight, overthrew a student teacher, and shouted in triumph: "tyranny is dead."
I saw it happen.   It happened to me.
"Let's act out this next part of Julius
Caesar," I had told my English 30 class in
the middle of the lesson.
I had to motivate them. The snores from
my sponsor teacher could tell me that.
"This is the assassination scene. I need
some assassins.   Are there any volunteers?"
Hands shot up all over the room.
Good, good, I thought. I've got them
motivated at last. I've got them thirsty for
knowledge.
Whoops! Almost forgot rule Two. Review.   Set the stage.
"You remember," I began, "Julius Caesar is approaching the Senate although his
wife had ..." No, that's wrong. I musn't
TELL them. I must DRAW OUT the information from them.
"Does anyone remember," I began, and
a student tapped an educational psychology
textbook knowingly and winked at a friend,
"does anyone remember how Calpurnia tried
to persuade Caesar not to go to the Senate?"
Only one hand went up. It was a very
tired looking boy.   I had no choice.
"Well?"   I asked.
"I remember," he told me. "She said:
'Big Julie, don't go, don't go.' "
Several other equally sleepy students
nodded in agreement.
"Ummm," I ummmmed. "Well, assassins,
let's get on with it."
I took the part of Big Jul — uh, Caesar.
As I read I could see the students taking part
were growing more and more interested.
They spoke their lines quickly, excitedly.
There was much heavy breathing.
Suddenly a great roar went up from the
students.
"Tyranny is dead!" they shouted.
The class went wild.   The sponsor teacher woke up.
"I think," I said, picking myself up off
the floor, "I think that's just about enough
for now.   All of you sit down."
All assassins but three sat down.
"You, too, Cassius!" I ordered. "You,
too, Casca!"
Two more assassins sat down. I looked
sternly at the remaining assassin.
"Et tu, Brute," I mumbled.
He bowed slightly and sat down.
"He's the noblest of you all," I told the
class.
Now it was time for the Big Surprise.
Before class I had written questions
about the scene on the blackboard and had
pulled down the map to hide them.
I must motivate this seatwork, I told
myself.   I must build up suspense.
"I wonder why that map is pulled down,"
I said. "I wonder what could be behind
it."
The students glanced at the map with
only a modicum of interest. I walked slowly
towards it.
"I'll bet there is something pretty exciting behind that map," I said, getting closer
and closer. "I wonder what it could possibly
be."
As I came closer and closer to the map
the students  appeared  to  grow more  and
(Continued on Page 5)^See ''TYRANNY" PAGE FOUR
THE      UBYSSEY
Tuesday, March 17,  1959
THE EDBYSSEY
Member of the Canadian University Press
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF,  ALEX GALT
ASSISTANT EDITOR,    RON GRAVES
CARTOONIST,   JANE JEFFREE
SPECIAL EDITION REPORTERS: Den N. V. Scarfe, Dr. M. F.
McGregor,   Barbara   Scott,  Pat   Johnson,   Bill Lawrence,
Sylvia Salo, Al Forrest, Ed. Zydyk.
EDUCATION
DEAN SAYS
•   •   •
By DEAN N. V. SCARFE
The Royal Commission on Education in British Columbia is a result of several years pressure by the people of
the Province for a thorough investigation of our system of
education.
There has been no complete survey for oover 20 years.
It provides an excellent opportunity for the people of
the province to express considered views on education to
an impartial commission of distinguished citizens. It is
to the credit of this province that so many excellent briefs
have already been submitted and so many people have
shown a sincere and thoughtful interest in improving education. Without doubt, a great deal of good will come from
the commission, but it must be remembered that it takes a
long time for any recommended changes to have their full
effect, even when enacted by the Legislature.
No one Jean predict what the considered views of the
commission will be, but it is interesting to speculate on
some of the main recommendations. If all the desires of
all the people who have submitted briefs are met, it is
fairly certain that education in this province will cost a
great deal more money than it does now.
Even if a few of the wisest recommendations only are
accepted by the Commission, a great deal more financial
expenditure on education will be required. Since a large
number of briefs are to do with the quality of teaching in
schools, it is fairly certain that the Commission will have
something important to say on the improvement of teacher
training. This again cannot be done without proper expenditure of money on staff and facilities at the College.
It will be difficult for the Commission to avoid the
suggestion that class size should be reduced in many schools
in the province and they will undoubtedly comment on the
type of teaching that goes on in the high school.
They will be bound to criticize adversely some of the
methods of instruction now current in our high schools and
will advocate a greater variety of stimulating and experimental procedures. They will also have a good deal to say
about the examination system and the kinds of questions
that are set.
It is unlikely that they will advocate great changes in
the content of the curriculum of the schools, but they may
advocate that more be done in a given time and that learning be speeded up.
They will concern themselves with some method by
which greater power and trust can be given to teachers,
but it will be accompanied by suggestions and recommendations for improving the quality of persons who become
teachers and for improving the methods of instruction in
our schools.
They will want teachers who encourage children to
become much more enthusiastic and interested in school
work and stimulated to work a good deal harder at really
worthwhile tasks.
Already, therefore, everyone is eagerly awaiting the
recommendations froftr three of the most highly respected
,and competent citizens of our province.    We wish them
well in this most ™£prtant and arduous task.
'W"KJ*--'VV-
\
W ifm i
t..f-ii..w
-^->
Our Schools 'Deplorable
By BARBARA SCOTT
Education in British Columbia is in a deplorable state of
affairs!
This is the conclusion one
reaches upon discovering that
the Royal Commission on Education has received 279 briefs
criticizing everything from sex
education to the physical education programme.
Widely differing views have
been expressed at the hearings
held at various centres in the
province and many organizations have submitted Briefs for
consideration.
The most frequent topic of
criticism is the curriculum of
the schools of British Columbia. Many people feel that
the students are not sufficiently motivated by the curriculum
and that standards of achievement should be raised and
courses enriched. Health and
Personal Development come
under attack quite often and
its abolition from the course of
study has been advocated in
more than one brief. The question of the early teaching of
foreign languages has been
suggested on many occasions
with French being the one
which Canadian students
should study above all others.
Finally, the teaching of sex
education is condemned by
some, while others wish to see
students take a course in human reproduction. Small wonder that the life of a Royal
Commissioners is a hectic one!
Another topic which has
been frequently discussed is
the need for province-wide ex
aminations every June to be
written by good and poor students alike. It has been suggested that these examinations
should be comprehensive and
not objective as has been the
practice in the past. Some organizations feel that students
should write examinations at
the end of grade eight, and, on
the basis of these, be admitted
to either the general or university programme. This would
take the choice away from the
student and allow the school to
direct him into the programme
which it considers best.
Many educators of the pre-
Peterson era are insistant that
the New School Act gives too
little power to the teacher in
the matter of discipline. They
suggest that a return to the
days when every classroom
teacher had a leather strap on
his desk would be a good idea.
Progressive education has caused the standard of discipline to
fall and a remedy for this is
sought for in many briefs.
Trade schools should be separate from the academic high
school and should not be a
haven for poor students or
those for whom the university
programme is too difficult. One
organization feels that here is
somewhat of a stigma attached
to one who attends a technical
school, and that this attitude
could be changed by the establishment of well-equipped trade
schools, which should be staffed
by well-qualified teachers.
Of course the teachers of the
province have, been criticized
by maay_ groups, and changes
\m   the ; teacher-training   pro
gramme have been suggested.
The main problem is, according to the College of Education, that if the short programmes were abolished, the
shortage of teachers would be
so acute that the government
would set up independent normal schools. This would forcce
the standard of teaching down
and cause the wheel to come
full circle.
The length o£ the school day
and year has been mentioned!
often, with some groups advocating that each school day
should consist of six hours
teaching time, while others
would like to see the school
year lengthened by ten days
or more. The lengthened school
year would provide time for
more physical training which,
according to many people, is
hopelessly' inadequate.
One suggestion that has been
mentioned many times is the
appointment of directors of
special departmentments such
as home economics, industrial
arts, library services and physical education. The need for
co-ordination in these fields is
great, and it appears that in
cases where a director has been
appointed, the department operates in a much more efficient
manner. The feeling is that a
director takes the problem of
administration from the individual school and places it
with a central authority.
While reading briefs and listening to individuals defend
them is a big item in the work
of the Chant Commission, other
(Continued on Page 6)
' - S*»  OUR SCHOOLS Tuesday, March 17, 1959
THE     UBYSSEY
PAGE FIVE
more excited, i'hey were almost on the edge
of their seats.
We'll soon see," I said. A murmur of
excitement shot through the room as my
hand touched the bottom of the map.
"As a matter of fact," I said, lifting the
map slowly with all the showmanship I could
muster, "well see" — and the murmurs rose
higher and higher — "right now!"
The classroom exploded into laughter.
The work was rubbed out. In its place
a crudely drawn man and the words underneath:
"HI, TEACH!"
Three girls laughed so hard they were
crying- A boy rolled in the aisle in uncontrollable giggles. The sponsor teacher tried
to look sober, finally broke into laughter and
walked out Of the room in hysterics.
I looked sternly at the mob. "I bet you
all think you're very, very funny you little
b . . . ." " Whoops! Almost forgot rule
Number 3.   Also Rules 4, 5, 6 and 7.
"Continue reading the play," I ordered,
"while I write some questions on the board."
I began writing. I was a quivering,
quaking mess completely unnerved by the incident and by the assassination scene. Suddenly I felt a hand on my back. I jumped a
mile.
I turned sharply. "What do you want?"
I yelled at a girl who had been laughing particularly hard.
"Could I leave the room?"
"What for?" I demanded.
TYRANNY   IS   DEAD
(Continued from Page 3)
She blushed deep red.
"Oh," I said    quickly.
"Oh,    yes,    of
A Bit Of Fun
Edbyssey Quiz
Is Free To All
By RON GRAVES
To aid the Chant Education Commission to come to the
right decisions we publish this quiz in The Edbyssey.   Try it.
1. In the following paragraphs
course.
What a foolish thing to say, I told myself. I must make it up to her. I smiled
across the room at her retreating back and
said as sweetly as I could:
"Hurry back."
She turned and glared at me. Then she
went out and slammed the door with great
gusto.
The door shook. The room shook. I
was shaken.
I turned to the class. "The questions,"
I said.   I guess we just have time . . ."
Just then the beH rang. Students began
getting up everywhere.
"But the questions ..." I protested.
"Bugger the questions," a boy replied.
"Homework," I said. "Must have some
homework.    Rule Number 8 says . . ."
"Too late, teach!" they said filing out
past me.
"But," I said.   "But, but . . ."
They all walked out, all but one boy who
came up to me and patted me tenderly on
the back (of course I was taller than he
thought)  and he said:
"Fret not. Like man you speak our
tongue, you're one of us.   We dig you."
I watched him walk out.
Then I stood trembling waiting for the
next English 30 class to come in the door.
Correct the English.
There are some people on this
campus who think that education examinations are easy and
for the birds (pun not intended).
If you belong to this misguided
group then try your luck at this
exam.
If you are not in education
and pass it you are wasting your
time in whatever faculty you are
now in. However, if you do not
pass it you have no business, on
this campus. To our misguided
friends in Agriculture who are
able to BLEED only second best
on the campus I hope that you
will repeat your challenge next
year. This year we did not accept
because most of our students
were out on there (wrong word)
practiciums.
To the deer braying red shirts
I say this You will not pass this
exam because you lack the intelligence to do anything except
fool around with your favorite
crutch, your slipstick and that
is what you are generally doing.
If any Artsmen (so-called) who
pass this test and I d'na think
ye cin, I say bravo Because I
did'na pass it neither.
2. Answer the following true
or false, the wrong answers will
be sutracted from the right.
1. Dean Scarfe is known as
the "Green Dean".
2. The Shrum commission is
studying Education in the
Province.
3. W. A. C. was a former conservative.
4. The speed limit in Vancouver is 35 miles per hour.
5. There are more ??? registered in engineering than
in Education.
6. Russian education is better
and more advanced at the
high school level than is
Canadian education at the
same level.
7. "Tomorrow, tomorrow and
tomorrow" is a quotation
taken    from    B e n n e t t's
8.
9.
By  Alex   Gali
Well about this time of year,
I usually take a moment to
wtrite up my lesson plans; the
time when I remember all the
Tiappy little things that happened in school and indulge myself to the extent of getting a
little  sentimental.
It is a blustery evening, but
here in my den it's cosy and
comfortable. I'm sitting before
a nice open fire, sort of half
listening to the radio and slowly sipping a nice, vry dry martini. I only wish that all you
kids who suffred through the
period known as practise teaching, could be here, and since
you are not the least I can do
is to toast your health and
happyness, so time out while
I bend my elbow to you.
.-I just took time out to mix
another martinia and while I
was out in the kitchen i thought
of all the. time 1 would waste
this evening if I we»t; out to
mix-another drink every 'once
in a while, so I just made up
a big pitcher of partinis and
brought it back in with me so
I'd havr it right here besideeme
and would't hav to waste time
making more of them. So no
I am all set and here goes,
besides marinis are agreat drink,
dor some reason they neverceme
to affec me in the slightest, can
drink thrm: all day long. So
here goes.
The greateests thin in tje
Wokld is freidnship. And believe me you kids are the
geartest palds anybody everhad.
Do you remember all the swell
times we had in schook? The
wonderrull lessons we taught,
and thr mess we made of thr
oyhers. Bit it was fun anywayh.
I still laught about it onec in
a whole. Not as muhc as I
used to. But what the neck if
\ a guy can't have a laughg one
in a whiel whzts the use of
lifting.
Den pitcher is ipaty so I just
wentoug and mad e anotherone
and i sure wisch you wert hree
to help me drink these margtoni
because thay ard so deliuscius.
Parn me whil i lif. my flass
to you good health — oncemore
bekause yoj are the bast kics
on campus.
speech   to   the   House   on
University finances.
As the Minister  of Education the minister makes a
good lawyer.
Caesar married a teacher.
10. The  Roman  Emperor  Cal-
igua    and    Mr.    Kruschev
have no traits in common.
3. Fill in the blanks.
A. The tallest faculty member is .	
He is one of men with
the same	
B. , , and
 , came
from Fort Garry along
with ,;
C. The shortest distance be*
tween two points is	
D. The.. .. of the Ed.
U.S. council was a former
law student.
4. Discuss the affect of reading Rouseau on eyesight. Make
sure your mark for identifying
your paper is on your paper and
turn it in to the education office.
ANSWERS TO QUIZ
QUESTION 2: 1, T. 2, F. 3, T.
4, F. 5, T. 6, T. 7, F. 8, T. 9, T.
10, F. (both nuts)
QUESTION 3. Dr. D. Smith, (b)
3. (c) Name.
(B) Stein,  Dolamage,  and Katz
with the Dean.
(C) A curve on a circle.
(D) The Vice-President. !
HOW TIMES HAVE CHANGED
The Honorable Leslie Peterson, Minister of Education, told
the B.C. Legislature Friday, Feb.
18, 1958, "We have reached the
stage in our growth as a province, or a nation, when a University education should be provided free of charge to all."
THREE CAVITIES
Gentlv, he pushed her quivering shoulders back against the
chair. She raised beseeching eyes
in which faint hope and fear
were struggling. From her parted lips* the breath came in short,
wrenching gasps. Reassuringly,
he smiled, and leaned forward.-
Then with his dental drill, he
filled three cavities.
True Life
Adventure
While she was teaching a lesson to her Grade three class the
teacher noticed that little Harry
didn't look well. She walked
over to him and' said, "What's
the matter, Harry, are you sick?"
"I don't know, I think I have
a tummy ache," he whispered.
The teacher took Harry by
the hand and escorted him to
the nurse's office. Harry lay
down on the couch and the teacher helped him loosen his clothes
so that he would be more comfortable.
"Now, you rest awhile and
you will feel much better," she
assured him.
A few minutes later, while
the teacher was resuming her
lesson the door opened and in
trotted Harry, beaming a smile,
not looking the least bit sick.
Puzzled, -. the teacher said!,
"Harry, I thought you had a
stomach ache."
"No, I didn't ma'am. I.think
my belt was too tight.
Pat Johnston.
Look, Look
See Poems
These are the results when a
Grade Four class was asked to
write a poem about "The Bumpy
Road."
I was on a bumpy road.
Rocks were flying, babies crying
Whew! what a road!
Trucks were coming,
Motors humming,
Whew! what a road! '     |
Our tire was flat, '
It's just like that, !
Whew! What a road. j
* *       *
When I ride on a bumpy road,
I always seem to feel so old.
Sometimes when we hit a bump.
On my head there is a lump.
* *       * ;
OUTER SPACE I
I went to outer space |
To look at the moon. \
It made such a funny face, !
I came back very soon. f
* *       * ■ f
CAN HAPPEN TO YOU
In a Social Studies lesson th«
teacher had explained how the
early explorers were very brave
to travel far into unknown territory. After deliberating for a
few minutes, a little girl put up
her hand and said, "Gee, those
explorers weren't very smart!
Why didn't they look at a map
and find out where they were
going?"
•k •*■ ie
Student teachers are highly
valued? ! At least one little fellow seemed to think so. At the
end of the practice he marched
up to the student teacher and
said to her, "I wish the student
teachers would stay all the time,
then we would never have to d»
any work! , PAGE SLX
THE     UBYSSEY
Tuesday, March 17, 1959
Education Is Concern
Of All People Today
By Bill Lawrence
J^CKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
'— The author yould  like  to
acknowledge the assistance
given   to  him  by  Mr.  A.
S. Towell, Executive Secretary of the Royal Commission on Education and
Miss Barbara M. Scott, in
writing this  artcile.
Education      is      everybody's
business.
And  how!!
The Chant Commission began its probe into education in
British Columbia on May 26,
1958 and since this time the
Commission has been bombarded with briefs from nearly
every section of public life.
Even from such institutions as
the Alcoholism Foundation of
B.C., and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals,
and the Pure Food Guild of
B-C. briefs have been received on different facets of education. However the most interesting briefs have come from
individuals who usually have
some "bone to pick" or "gem
of wisdom to extoll". One teacher wrote that in her opinion
most teachers today have their
heads through a fence hole at a
fair and the kids in the classroom get free target practice all
day long.
Besides the pessimist, there
are those people who are advocating a longer school day —
the usual suggestion is eight to
four. This means that the little
fellow who lives on a farm has
to get up at four a.m., milk the
cows, feed the chickens, and
have breakfast; at"six-thirty he
starts his three mile hike'to
school (advocated that all children living within three miles of
at school do no need bus' service).
At eight o'clock school starts
find during the next eight hours
Johnny has at least one hour of
compulsory games (in order that
he keeps physically fit) and another hour of HPD (in the hope
Miat he will learn how to ask
the farmer's daughter to the
Saturday  night hoe-down).
At four o'clock (even though'
school is technically over for
the day) our Johnny must stay
behind for one more hour of extra tutorial in mathematics (for
all children must be experts in
mathematics in this scientific
age).
At six-thirty he arrives home
and has his dinner. "A, long
day for a youngster," you say—
ah! but it's not over yet.
Off to his room goes John to
do his homework (every child
should have at least three hours
homework each night).
At ten o'clock it is time for
cultural enjoyment with Mom
and Dad (cultural education
should come from the home, not
from the school), and so the
family sits down to read passages from a stimulating text on
the history of Canada. At eleven, Johnny is in bed, however
he must be up at four to milk
those cows again, which results
in only five hours sleep (the
Central Fitness Council advocates at least ten hours sleep
each day for growing children.
A guy just can't win.
There is also that group of
individuals who are obsessed
With the nations' need for scientists now that Russia has satellites in orbit.
This group would have Johnny engaged in a programme of
general sciences in grades 7, 8
and 9, and then launched into
three years of chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics
which would be detrimental to
English, Social Studies, and such
"frills" as Health and Personal
Development.
However, the Alcoholism
Foundation of B.C. clinic has
found that nearly one-quarter of
their patients have had a grade
twelve education. Therefore,
this group implies that Health,
human development and social
custom courses are not "frills"
but "necessities" in this day and
age.
'Also, groups such as the B.C.
Institute of Chartered Accountants and the English Department at UBC accuse high school
graduates of insufficient mastery of spoken and written English and of lacking a "scholarly
outlook."
These groups put the blame
on high schools for an "overemphasis on specialization" in
the curriculum. On the other
hand, the representative of the
English departments of the Vancouver secondary schools blasts
the abpve group for propounding "half-truths" — and replied
that under present requirements
an English  teacher must work
up to sixty hours a week in order to "mark the necessary essays, prepare assignments and
keep up with the living language." Solve this problem if you
can? Where would you place
the emphasis in the curriculum?
Other interesting and humorous briefs submitted to the
Commission were by groups:
* who wanted to turn back
the clock half a century and
return to the pre-Rousseau concept that children are just small
wild adults and must be whipped into the more pleasant adult
state of mind.
* who were concerned with
the derogatory connotation of
"egghead" and felt that it
should be a term, of high praise
instead of derision.
* who feel we should begin
to teach French or German in
the primary grades. (Imagine
the bewildered and perturbed
parents when Johnny and his
brother come home and converse in a foreign language).
* who insisted that teachers
must educate children concerning the general quality of processed foods.
rf- who were concerned with
the increasing use of animals
for experimentation in elementary and high school science
courses.
How would you reconcile this
multitude of diverse .and* complex ideas into a hai&ilonious
and satisfactory solution?
THE WINNER
The small boys were bragging
about the prowess of their dads.
The first boy said, "My dad
writes out a few short lines on
a paper, and it's a poem, sends it
away and gets ten dollars for it."
"My dad," spoke up the second, "makes some dots on a
piece of paper, calls it a song,
sends it away and gets twenty-
five dollars for it."
"That's nothing," declared the
third boy. "My father writes out
a sermon on a sheet of paper,
gets up in the pulpit and reads
it, and it takes four men to bring
in the money."
EDUCATION IS POWER.     Power is costly.   Don't worry
about cost.   Just repeat after us, "Let There Be Light."
Bridge  Lessons
MURRY! HURRY! - Expert instruction
given by Ed. Zydyk on safety play in
bridge. Yes, you too, can be like Ed.
(If you're not careful). Apply Hut A-l,
Room 2.   Ask for Happy Ed.
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\   This advertisement   is     not issued or displayed by the
liquor Control Board, the B. C. Government
or the F.G.E.
WE WONDER
When the white man discovered this country, the Indians
were running it. There were no
taxes, there was no debt. The
women did the work—and the
white man thought that he could
improve on a system like that!
COULD BE
The talkative lady was telling
her husband about the bad manners of a recent visitor. "If that
woman yawned once while I was
talking to her," he said, "she
yawned ten times."
"Perhaps she wasn't yawning,
dear," the husband said. "Maybe she wanted to say something."
T.V. INFLUENCE
The geography teacher asked
Bobby a question about the English Channel.
"I don't know about that one,"
he answered. "There's no such
channel on our television set.
PRESTO CHANGO
The teacher had her class
write a short- composition on the
subject "water." One original
pupil turned in his paper with
this unique description. "Water
is a light colored liquid which
turns dark when you wash in it."
Hobo: Road's scholar.
Synonym: A word used when
you can't spell another word.
A Scotsman was leaving on a
business trip, and he called back
as he was leaving, "Good-bye,
all, and dinna forget to take
little Donald's glasses off when
he isn't looking at anything.
One Of the worst earthquakes
in modern times occurred in
Kansu, China, in 1920 in which
200,000 people were killed.
OUR   SCHOOLS
(Continued from Page 4)
aspects have their place also.
Each brief is analyzed and the
results correlated by a highly-
trained staff of graduate students who sift and study the
piles of documents. Questionnaires have been designed for
administration to high school
and first year students, in order
that they may contribute their
opinions on the high school
programme of the province.
National and international developments in education are
closely watched by the Commission and some of the aspects
of the educational programmes
of other lands will be adapted
for use here.
It is evident then, that the
Chant Royal Commission on
Education extends its influence
throughout British Columbia
and, indeed, throughout the
country. It is to be hoped that
the recommendations will aid
in making the educational system of B.C. one of which we
can all be proud, and that the
government will see fit to implement the ideas of Dean
Chant and his staff.
The 1 Year
Programme
O Flutophone, thou epitome
Of education which I see,
Looming before me as a god,
My all sustaining staff and rod.
Thou  wilt  guide  my  wavering
feet,
Till  that  first class  of mine I
meet;
Then stand beside me all-attendant
Strong  to  face  that   group   dependent.
And when at last my days are
done,
And all the Intramurals run;
I'll  take  thee  firm  in  my old
hand,
And  wander  happy,   'bout  our
land.
Playing "Old Black Joe,"  "The
Marching Song,"
Till men come to me three score
strong;
And' bearing thee on shoulders
weary
Drags thee gently in deep Lake
Erie.
G. R. CLARK
The telescope was invented by
Hans-Lippershey, a Dutch spec-
tfaiele maker of Middleburg, in
III 1608.
TWO MILLION
London, Ont. (CUP)—Provincial education grants of more
than two million dollars have
been made to University of
Western Ontario.
THE NEW EDUCATION
COUNCIL
The new Ed.U.S. Council for
the term 1959-60 consists of the
following members.
President, Ron Graves; Vice-
President, Bill Elliot; Executive
Member, Barrie Gough; Secretary, Marj Sands; Treasurer,
Marie Goldack; Social Chairman, Jean McKean; Public Relations Officers, Jane Jeffree;
and B.C.T.F. Liaison Officer,
Glyn Jones.
FROM EXAMINATION
PAPERS
A grasshopper has three pair
of wings—interior, posterior and
bacterior!"
A grassdhpper passes through
all the fife stages from intaricy
to adultery. Tuesday, March 17, 1959
THE    UBYSSEY
PAGE-SEVEN
NOT JUST ANYONE can go to UBC. The dog is in
Engineering II. The girls are in the picture because they
are behind the dog.
St. Patrick Liked
By ST. KENT:BARBER
Once upon a time in Ireland there lived a good and holy
man,   He, liked shamrocks, little, children,, and birds.
He disliked toads, snakes and
Druids.
He wrote a famous song. He
won a famous contest. He was
a famous Saint. -
•His name was Patrick and today UBC and Canadian Irish
evexjnrchere. celebrate his faraway death.
In his life-Ume, he had founded 570 churches and baptized,
personally 12,©&Q people. He^
did not invent the garden hose.,
St. Patrcik was, captured JL2.
times by the Druids and at one
time was loaded with chains and
condemned to death.
In his most famous contest
With the Druids he lighted a
Holy Flame which burned
throughout Easter despite the
priesthood's efforts to extinguish it.
This same occasion saw the.
Saint show the assembled Chiefs
the Trinity . . . and thereby unwittingly, start up a whole new
Irish tradition.
"For the Trinity," said the
Saint, "is like unto the little
flower, the Shamrock, the
leaves being the three-in-one
and the stem the godhead and
the .unity."
The. most, popular legend surrounding the Saint concerns the
snakes and toads.
It seems St. Patrick invited
an the snakes and toads in Ireland, to. .leave.
<But one  old snake refused.
So St. Patrick made a box
and invited the snake to enter.
"It's too small," said the
snake.
"Oh, no, it isn't," said the
Saint.
"Oh, yes it is," said the snake,
"and I'll prove it."
To prove it, he climbed -into,
the box.
Whereupon the wiley old,
Saint closed the box tight and
threw it into the sea.
And, Iceland,, has neyer again,
been bothered with snakes or
toads.
St. Patrick died on Feb. 17,
493, and so great was his glory
that there was no night for 12
days.
AM. Si. Bridget and all her
Virgins mourned.
BIG BLOCK
BANQUET
Wednesday night, the Annual
Big B!pck Awards Banquet will
be, held , in the .Georgia Hotel,
with cocktails at six and the dinner, starting at seven.
All ,Big Block Club members
and new award winners are advised to pick up their tickets at
a dollar sey.entjf;five ,from the
Athletic .Office before tomorrow.
Tickets for.guests,other than
Club members or; new award
winners can aiso^be^ picked up
at the Office, at. three dollars and
twenty-five cents,.
Ticket sales have been proceeding very, rapidly and a large
crowd of past, present, and fur
ture athletic stars is expected to
be on hand-
TRACK MEET
Heats for the Intramural
'Track and Field Meet will be
continued throughout the week.
Events start at 12:30 pan.
ROWING
The UBC Rowing. Club is looking for a rowing coxwain,
weighing 115-125 pounds. All
interested applicants are asked
to phone Dave Gillanders at
AL. 2752.
All persons interested in football, those intending to play next
year, manager, or just act in the
capacity of onlooker, are asked
to turn out for a very important
meeting Thursday at 12:30 p.m.
in Room 214 of the Men's Gym.
LABOR SPEAKS
ON SMALLWOOD
Jack Phillips, secretary of the 1,600 member Vancouver
Civic Employees Union Outside Workers, will speak at noon
today in Buchanan 102.
OXFORD GROUP POET
TO LECTURE MONDAY
English poet Stephen Spender will speak at the University, Monday, March 23.
An outstanding poet. Spender is a member of fhe Oxford
group.
He is presently on a guest
lectureship at the Universtiy
of California.
A controversial figure in B.C.
labour circles, Phillips will be
sponsored by the LPP Club.
In a statement to The Ubyssey Monday, Phillips said that
if a murder charge was laid in
connection with the recent
death of a Newfoundland policeman, "the name on the warrant
should be that of Premier Joseph Smallwood."
He added: "While I regret the
death of this policeman, I do
not believe there would have
been the same outcry in the
press if a striker had been
killed.
"To look upon this death as
the act of a striker ..who unlawfully; struck a police officer is ,to
overlook the events that led to
the clash.
"It was the anti-labour ;pdbcy
of ^ the.,. Newfoundland govern,
men^whctsejchiei spokesman is
Premier Joseph. $mallw,aadV that
set the stage and triggered ihe
dash that tookfplace,.''he said.
"When the forces of the state
are openly and brutally used on
behalf of big business, against
the workers, such clashes are
inevitable.
"Men and women who cherish
freedom are compelled to resist tyranny. If anyone is guilty
of murder it is Premier Joseph
' Smallwood."
Topic of Phillips' speech is
"Labour versus Bennett and
Smallwood," including the new
anti-labour legislation of the
B. C. government as well as the
situation in Newfoundland and
the formation of the Farmer-
Labour Party as an alternative
to these policies.
MAPW
Entries have been pouring into
the Ubyssey ofice since the
"Happy New Contest" was announced Friday.
Contestants were asked to
identify, the man pictured on
oage one and win a free trip to
Victoria.
Some of the answers received
are: j
"The Point ,G»«y molester"
and:
"Pssiiws Pilaie"
and:
"Jirn MacFarlan"
and:
"Adolf Hitler"
and:
"Comrade Al Forrest".
Some of these answers are
Very close and will receive honorable mention and trips to
Nanaimo.
Other answers include:
"Premier Smallwood"
and:
"Alfred E. Neuman"
These are very bad and will
not even get trips to Hedley.
Try your luck in the "Happy
New Contest" and see beautiful,
historical Victoria in the spring.
Dr. Kuronuma
To Lecture
Dr. Katsuzo Kuronuma, director of the fresh water fisheries
research laboratory in Tokyo,
has been named H. R. MacMillan
guest lecturer in fisheries at the
University of British Columbia's
Institute of Fisheries.
Dr. Kuronuma will deliver a
series of lectures and visit fisheries research laboratories in
Vancouver, Nanaimo and Seattle
until March 24.
Dr. Kuronuma is a graduate
of Tokyo University of Fisheries
and the University of Michigan.
He is advisor on fish-culture
to the government of Afghanistan and chairman of the freshwater sciences committee of the
10th Pacific Sciencce Conference.
Professor
Professor. Ronald ,E. ..Burgess
of the'nhysics department; of the,
University of British. Columbia
has been appointed, a member.of
the National Research Council's
Associate committee on Radio
Science. He has also been made
chairrrian of the Canadian National Commission VH -{radio
electronics) of the Union Radio
Sc^ntifique, Internationale.
"Johnnie, can,you, .tell me ,one.
of, ^he uses. ,of, ^cowhide,?'' asjsep^
the grade threer teacher,
"Yes, ma'am," the youngster
replied, "It keeps the cow together."
. . . lectures Wednesday
Cancer Talk
Wednesday
Dr. Leon O. Jacobson, director
of the Argonne, Research Hos?
pital in Chicago, will deliver the
annual Canadian Cancer Society
(B.C. division( lecture at UBC
Wednesday.
Dr, Jacobson, who ,is also professor , of medicine at ._the University off Chicago, will speak
on "Recovery from radiation
injury," in room 100 of the Wes«
brook .building at 8:16 p.m.
A graduate. of the University
Of Chicago, Dr..Jacobson became
professor of medicine and direct
tor of the Argonne. Cancer Research Hospital in 195L The ho^
pital, which is part of the Untj
versity of Chicago clinics,, is
financed by the U.S.. Atomic
Commission for cancer researeh,-
During World War II Dr.
Jiaeobson was director of the
health-division of the plutonium,
project Of the Manhattan district
at the.University of Chicago an«|
partica^aitSd injstudies of irradfe-,
tion. in the first uranium pile
which was operated at the University of Chicago.
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437 PAGE EIGHT
THE     UBYSSEY
Tuesday, March 17,  1959
CLUB  NOTES:
Quebec Socialist
Here Wednesday
The CCF Club will present Michael Chartrand, the leader
of the Parti Social Democratique de Quebec  (CCF) on Wednesday, March 18, at 12.30 in Buchanan 104.
will    discuss    the
Chartrand
political situation in Quebec
with particular reference to the
CCF party.
Born in Quebec, he attended
the University of Montreal, and
has operated a printing shop for
seven years.
He was elected leader of the
CCF party in Quebec in 1957,
and since then has been a member of the national executive.
Chartrand will recount some
of his .experiences with the methods used fey the present government in Quebec to control the
activities of labour unions there.
■ He has been jailed twelve
times as a result of his political
activities.
Following his address, Chartrand, will answer questions from
theaudience.
EL CIRCULO
On Tuesday, March 17, at
12:30, the El Circulo Club will
sponsor a lecture on Brazil by
Dr. Livermore, in Buchanan 100.
' Club members are reminded
that their banquet will be held
on March 24. Those interested
in attending should look at the
list in the club room.
V.O.C.
Members, former members
and friends of the Varsity Outdoor Club are cordially invited
to attend the annual banquet of
VOC at 6:30 on Friday, March
20. The banquet will be held in
the Swedish Pavilion, near Sec-
end Narrows Bridge, North Vancouver.
" Programme for the evening
is: smorgsbord dinner, followed
by a speaker, Mr. Paul Binkert
of the B.C. Mountaieering Club,
who will show colour slides and
will talk on the Centennial
Monnt Fairweather  Expedition.
Dancing will follow.
Tickets may be obtained for
$2.50 per plate in the clubroom
any noon-hour, or from Betsey
Goard, at AM 6-0462.
Tweert Glasses
Expectations
Great Today
FILM SOCIETY — presents
"Great Expectations" today at
3:30, 6:00 and 8:15, admission
35c. One week today "Pride and
Prejudice" same time same
place.
L.P.P. CLUB—Smallwood and
Bennett—Labour's Reply. Hear
Jack Phillips today at noon in
Bu 102.
SOUTHERN BAPTIST STUDENT UNION—Noon hours devotional period today in Bu 317.
Topic "The Ladder of Success."
SPECIAL EVENTS COMMITTEE—Any one wishing to work
on next year's committee should
submit their names, address and
phone number in writing to Box
No. 10, AMS office.
UBC ROWING CREW—meeting
of all the rowers in the Memorial Gym at 12:30 today.
EL CIRCULO—presents Dr. Livermore speaking on "Brazil" today at noon in Bu 100.
JAZZSOC — presents the Brian
Gunn Quartet playing standards.
Elections for President and Vice-
President for next year will be
held today noon in Physics 200.
UBC RADIO SOCIETY — Elections today in the Brock stage
room between 12:30 and 1:30.
Ballot boxes remain open between 1:30 and 2:30 in the club
offices. All members are urged
to turn out and vote.
UNIVERSITY BAPTIST CLUB
—annual business and election
meeting for the coming term will
be held today.
UBC Acquires
Chinese  Books
One of the most important collections of Chinese books and
manuscripts in the world has been acquired by the University
of B. C. library.
Professor Harold. Lutz, Yale
school of Forestry, speaks
today in Buch. 104. He will
address forestry students'
classes while at UBC. He
leaves Vancouver Thursday.
Hungarians
Remember
Sopron students at the University of British Columbia will
celebrate 150 years of forestry
education in Hungary Thursday
in BrOck Hall.
The Hungarian students, who
came to British Columbia in
1957 following the Hungarian
revolution, will present a program of national songs and
dances beginning at 8:15 p.m.
Short addresses will be given
by Dean G. C. Curtis of UBC's
law faculty; Dean G. S. Allen, of
the forestry faculty; Harold S.
Foley, chairman of the board of
the Powell River Company, and
Dean Kalman Roller of the
Sopron division.
Interspersed with the addresses will .be songs by individuals and the Hungarian student
choir as well as national dances.
NFCUS—Entries  for  the  Short
story contest may be picked up
at the NFCUS Office during this
week.
POLITICAL SCIENCE CLUB—
Elections   meeting  noon   in  Bu
216.
For drawing of illustrations
(charts, graphs etc.) and all
photographic assignments,
phone John Worst, DI 3331
(or U.B.C, local 265).
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The 45,000 volume collection,
purchased by the "Friends of
the Library," will make UBC
one of the five most important
centres in North America for the
study of Chinese history, philosophy, literature and geography.
Other North American centres
which have comparable collections are Harvard, Columbia, the
University of California at Berkeley, and the Library of Congress. The only other major
Chinese collection in Canada is
at the Royal Ontario Museum in
Toronto..
The collection was purchased
from Yao Kwan Shek, a Chinese resident of Macao, the
Portuguese colony on the mainland of China apposite Hong
Kpng. Negotiations for the purchase have been going on for
almost two years.
About one-third of the collection is made up of rare and older
Chinese works, some of them
dating back to 960 A.D. The
second largest group of books is
made up of histories, biographical works and works on institutions, economics and geography.
- A large number of literary
works, private papers and memorials of officials are also included in the collection.
Local histories and gazeteers
of Kwangtung province — the
area from which most Vancouver Chinese originate-—surpass
in number and quality those in
the best American collection, according to UBC librarian Neal
Harlow.
About 90 per cent of the collection can be considered rare
in the present market, Mr, Har
low said, because the present
Chinese government prohibits
the export of Chinese works
published before 1875.
Mr. Harlow added thai the
importance of the collection lies
in the fact that it has already
been brought together. "It is unlikely that it can be duplicated
at any price even over a long
period of years," he stated.
Mr. Harlow said two University of Washington faculty members interested in Chinese drama
and literature had already suggested closer liaison with UBC
to allow them access to the
collection.
The collection will open many
new fields of investigation and
allow advanced research to begin immediately, Mr. Harlow
added.
This is the second major col*
lection of books purchased within the past year by the "Friends
of the Library" an organization
formed two years ago to encourage support of the UBC library.
Last October the Friends purchased a 20,000 volume collection of Canadiana from the
estate of Montreal bookseller
Thomas Murray.
President of the organization,
is Kenneth Caple. Other executive members are Dr. Wallace
Wilson, past president; Mr. Walter Koerner, vice-president, and
Mr. Harlow, secretary.
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