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 THE UBYSSEY
Volume XL
VANCOUVER, B.C., FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1957
No. 35
MAA Blames Ubyssey For
Lack Of Interest In Sports
Olympic Ceremony
Poorly Publicized'
Deadline for 'Tween Classes
it 1.30 p.m. on day prior to
publication.
COME TO THE MARDI GRAS (See story on this page)
Students Represent UBC
At West African University
World University Service of Canada has  invited  the  UBC  World  University  Service
Committee to select two students as representatives to  their  eighth   International  Seminar.
The   three-week   seminar   will*
be   held  during  June  and   July
at the University College of the
Gold Coast.  It  will  be the  first I
university gathering of ths knd
ever   held   in   West   Africa,  and
will take place shortly after the1
Gold   Coast   becomes   the   first.
African  Dominion   in   the   Commonwealth.
Theme of the seminar will
be 'Africa and Tomorrow" and
discussion, will center around
a study of the aims and problems of developing countries. |
This discussion will be preceded
by an orientation programme;
and study tours in West Africa.
'      All  full-time students are eligible,    but   preference   will   be
siven   to   students   returning   to;
this  university.
Applicants can receive forms
and additional information at
the WUS office in Brock from
12:30 lo 1:30 Monday to Friday.
Forms must be returned to the
AMS office by January 31.
Selection   of  Seminar   partici-
i  pants  will   be  made  during the
first  week  in  February.
Charity Pep Meet
Raises Record Sum
Mardi Gras coordinators were jubilant as the Pep Meet
Thursday noon broke the six year record for amount raised
for   charity.
Three hundred and fifty dollars, the net proceeds at the
event will be turned directly over to Muscular Dystrophy
research. Highlight   of   the   two   hour
long meet was a skit by prom-
1 inent   facultymen   called   Over-
1 lords   in   the   Underworld.   Ca-
i
I vorting    professors    lampooned
everything   in   sight—from   Dr.
i Gordon Shrum to Frank "Smart-
University   of   British   Colum-1 en" Gnup.
Attendance at athletic events became a major issue at
UBC Thursday as athletic officials blasted the Ubyssey for
insufficient publicity of Wednesday's cermony honoring UBC
Olympic athletes, and hoped for- adequate attendance at Saturday's Evergreen Conference Basketball opener.
Men's Athletic Association, the •----■-■-■-.--■     —   	
student-faculty body controlling
athletics, Thursday night unanimously passed a resolution deploring the lack of space in
Tuesday's Ubyssey given the,
Olympic presentation ceremonies. A two-column box on page
one was all the publicity the
event   icceived.
A letter explaining the MAA
stand from R. J. Phillips, Athletic Director, is printed on page
two   of   today's   Ubyssey.
Ubyssey Editor Sandy Ross
blamed lack of publicity on the
Aggie Faculty edition, which occupied four pages of Thursday's
eight-page   paper.
On another front, athletic officials worried about attendance
at Saturday's opening basketball
game. Pep Club President Mike
Jeffery described the game as a
"turning-point" for spectator
sports at UBC. |
"Now is the time for students
to   show   whether or  not  they
care   about   athletics,"    Jeffery,
said.
The   game   between   Western i
'tween dosses
Consequences Of
Eden, Nasser Told
"CONSEQUENCES OF NASSER AND EDEN" will be the
topic discussed by Mr. John Gib-
bard today, noon, in Arts 100.
The talk i.s sponsored by the
United Nations Club.
* if.     *
MONDAY
HIGH    SCHOOL    Conference
committee heads will meet in
the Board Room at 12.30 noon
today.
* if.    *
CHINESE    VARSITY    CLUB
WaVldn;t;rvIk;ng7'and^UBc!presentstlMr'  D*vid  Le*  W*
ing on the teachings of Confucius on Fridav, 12.30 p.m. in
HL-2.
Debate Topic
Censorship'
bia debating teams will argue
the advantages and disadvan-S
tages of government censorship,
tonight at 8 p.m. in Room 200
of the Wesbrook Building in j
the annual McGoun Cup de-:
bating competition against three1
Over 1300 students were present as fifteen King candidates
and nine sorority Queens paraded their various and several
charms.
Pep   meet     is     primarily   for
other western  Canadian  univer-1 choosing the King of the Mardi
Political    Talk
"Tho Consequences of Nasser
and Eden," a politically important talk by John Gibbard, will
be given in Arts 100 at noon today.
Gibbard is professor in the
College ot Education and past-
president of the Vancouver UN.
Association.
sities.
Debates will be held simultaneously in Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton and at UBC on
the topic: "Resolved that in the
best interests of democracy governing bodies should be denied
all po.vcrs of censorship."
Gras, but unlike previous years
results won't be released until
the night of the Mardi Gras,
January 25, at the Commodore.
Queen will also be announced at
that  time.
Tickets for the March Gras are
on sale todav and next week at
UBC   debators   Desmond   Fit/.-   the AMS office.    Only  1000 tickets   have     been     printed   and
Mardi Gras officials predict that
e  debate  aaginsl   they will be sold out well before
Alberta   at   UBC    next Fridav.
ye raid, Arts
vin,   Law   3
firmative  of   t
Universitv   of
. and Gerald Leco
will   argue   the  al'
Thunderbirds is the first home
game in the Evergreen Conference series. Game is 2 p.m. Saturday at War Memorial Gymnasium.
RADSOC FALLS
TO PUBSTERS
Two pubsters take to thc air
today en Radsoc's trans-campus |
network. '
Thc new Brale show written I
and acted by Jerry Brown andj
Barrie Hale "comes over URS,
at 1:00 p.m.
The show will appear regular-j
ly on Fridays between 1:00 p.m.;
and   1:30.  Brown  and  Hale  intimated  that   "we  just   plan   to
feel   our   way   along"   for   the
first little while.
Quoth The Raven,
Help, Help, Help!
We're looking for Ravens.
And we're willing to pay
for them. The issue sold out so
rapidly that some agencies were
left out. For example thc library
needs 40 copies and some people
around the Ubyssey haven't had
a chance to read it.
If you are through reading it
and want to make back your
investment come to the Ubyssey
office. We can't guarantee that
we'll buy all of them but the
first  few should go.
*     if.     *
PSYCH CLUB general meeting and film "Neurosis and Alcohol" noon HM-2.
PHRATERES — All Foresters
and Commercemen are invited
to the Phrateres Skating Party
tonight at 8.30 in the back rink
of the forum. 50c at the door.
Entertainment.
CAMERA CLUB presents L.
Sheraton of Photolec in A-204
at noon. He will be speaking on
"Flash and Speedlites."
* if.     *
WEEK-END
VOC   MT.   BAKER   TRIP   on
January 20. One bus leaves
UBC Bookstore at 6.30 a.m.,
Alma Road at 6.40. Broadway
and Granville at 6.55. One bus
leaves Park Royal at 6.30 and
will meet other at Broadway
and Granville al 6.55.
* if.     *
MONDAY
PRE-SCHOOL     WEEK     will
present Martha Moscrop, speaking on the film "A Friend At the
Door," which will be shown at
noon, Monday, in A-208.
A cool friend informs us that
the best, way lo cut off a cat's
tail is lo repossess his Jaguar. r\
PACE T'wO
THE     UBYSSEY
Friday, January 18, 1957
VKJS * VMYSSE\Y      Visiting  Missioner Asks
Authorized aa second class mall, Post Office Department,
Ottawa.
MEMBER CANADIAN UNIVERSITY PRESS
Student subscription* $1.20 per ye«r (Included in AMS fees). Mall
aubacrlptions $2.00 per 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 thoae
of the editorial staff of the Ubyssey, and not necessarily those of
the Alma Mater Society or the University. Letters to the Editor
ahould not be more than ISO words. The Ubyssey reserves the right
to cut letters, and cannot guarantee publication of all letters
recehrpd
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF  .... SANDY ROSS
Managing Editor    -Pat Russell     City Editor     _. Jerry Brown
Business Manager..Harry Yuill
CUP Editor ... Marilyn Smith
Photo Editor .. Fred Schrack
po.-.tuln'p   an   inquisitive   population—one
that
Will
adjust
both v.vs. Adjust to new conditions hy altering ideal-, and
adjus' "gm-social behaviour ir. light of ideals. A good trick it'
you can do it. JERRY BROWN
GUILTY ?
When the Alma Mater Society paid official tributo to its
Olyni.i" athletes Wednesday noon, the Auditorium \va- much
less ;: i half full. The athletes deserved nothing ie-'- than
an ' -.low house, in recognition of the honor they have
bro' '■■ Canada and to UBC. Only 150 students turned up.
All     ■■•>   'd, it was a bad show.
'■■'■■-. Athletic Committee last night was righteously
ind'. .. ' at the poor attendance, and rightly placed the
bin* 'he inadequate advance publicity given the event
m      ■     a  *<\s of the Ubyssey.
a     Ubyssey  shares  the   regret   which  many   students
.,,      • iuld have attended if they'd known about it . . .
nu
g       ver, we plead only partially guilty:  The  Olympic
sc1 '   isn't the first instance of legitimate publicity being
sqi.. ■   '■■    uit by  silly  faculty  editions  which  gratify  onl(:
th •.corned, and mystify everyone else. Nor will it be
th'   ' The MAA and everyone else might a.s well recon-
cil'       - ■  solves to more of the same in the future.
I. or that or start thinking about revising the present
F; < ditions system.
UBC A Discussion Forum;
Why Not Discuss Christ?
Aist. City Editor. Art Jackson
Feature Edilor, R. Kent-Barber
File Editor       Sue Ross
SENIOR EDITOR     DAVE ROBERTSON
Reporters and Desk—Barrie Cook (a fine lad); Helen Zukow-
ski, Rosemary Kent-Barber, Rosemary Kent-Barber, Rosemary
Kent-Barber, Sylvia Shorthouse, Bill Calderwood, Barrie Hale,
Martin Bartlett, Mad Mike Matthews and Bruce Taylor.
Sports:—Joan Crocker. Bruce Allardyce and Ken Weeby.
Agnosticism
Organized religion as such has for the most part discouraged us. To reiterate atheistic claims of hypocracy in
religion is not much in our line either, but the middle stand
its untenable points.
An agnostic, such as we have claimed to be from time
to time, has a very hard time justifying even to himself
this position.
But there seems to be very little else to embrace.
An athiest can justify his position as poorly as we believe
most Christians do.
Each has & logical construct but the basic premise—faith
of an unqualifiable variety—is hard to stomack. A logical
moral and philosophical ethic depending entirely on this
kind of premise has ar. increasingly dangerous effect on this
modern society and those in it too conditioned to accept
any but the scientifically determined.
Those things which have been justified and are being
justified in the name of religion sometimes appall us. The
end allness of dogma is frightening—whetther we look at
the Inquisition or the current communist dogma.
We don't have to live by dogma. We"ll admit cheerfully
that the ideals are necessary and vital but ideals are malleable, and dogma is not.
Any approach not malleable—and here we are being a bit
dogmatic—is not operational. Reality is not a sometimes
thing but eternal verities are.
This religion mission next week should be very interesting. We wonder if any new approaches will be made to
try and convince students that there are some eternal truths.
We are the first to suggest that.a personal ehic should be
developed—the last to recommend belief in anything which
promises revelation into complete truths.
This approach doesn't begrudge the presence on campus
of such religious organization as the Newman Club or the
Varsity Christian Fellowship. We, in this analysis, have committed  ourselves  to defending  their  presence.
Buf we are wary of the increasing emphasis on having
an unviable final criterion.
W~  don't want to get maudlin,  b  tuwe would  like  to
(Editor's Note: The Reverend
John Stott, who is currently
stumping North American campi on a sort of intellectual evangelization campaign sponsored
by the Varsity Christian Fellowship, here explains the very
signifioanl purpose of his visit.)
By ihe Rev. John Stott
I.am grateful for this opportunity to write about the Mission in the University which
the Inter-Varsity Christian
Fellowship in U.B.C. have ar-.
ranged for January 21st-27th.
You may be wondering what
it's all about. What is the purpose ot such a Mission
Perhaps I could put it this
way. Every University is proud
to be an Areopagus, a forum
of discussion, a vast debating
chamber. Views and standards
previously accepted without
question are submitted to vigorous critical examination.
Some are thrown overboard.
The bathwater of old-fashioned
ideas flows swiftly down the
drain, and sometimes the Christian baby goes with the bathwater.
In a word, many peonle reject Christianity without ever
giving it a fair hearing. They
dismiss it as a religion of childhood and discard it with childhood's toys, without ever investigating it with thc honest
impartiality of an adult mind.
CHRISTIANITY
RESPECTABLE
Now we believe that the intellectual basis for Christianity
is respectable. More than that,
it's convincing. It can bear
scrutiny. Our purpose therefore in this Mission is to bring
REVEREND JOHN STOTT
before thoe members of the
University who care to come
and listen, a reasoned statement of the Christian faith.
'Under the general title "What
think ye o: Christ0'' I shall
try to martial the evidence for
the unique, deity cf Jesus
Christ and to explain what
the early apostles taught about
His death en the cross I shall
attempt to show why we need
Him, what it means (yes. and
what it costs to follow Him. and
how   Jo   begin.
Further, we believe that real
and vital Christianity, far from
being outmoded, is relevant to
the needs of today. Not that
the needs of the 20th century
are greatly different from those
of the first. Nor that the needs
of students differ fundamental-
:.mii.ru
Athletic Head
Raps Ubyssey
Inadequacy'
The  Men's   Athletic   Committee   at   :!-   .n-m.n
unanimously passed a motion deploring the .a.gg. ai publicity
in  the  Ubyssey   in  connection   with   the   y ae.-er.tah.m.   ceremony for U.B.C.'s Olympic athletes last VVefm.e'-clay. January 16th.
This ceremony of all capus activitie- :n..- year v^ of
.Ureatest significance, not only were these boy.- U.B.C.'s
representatives, but also* they brought bac.-; jv'ici and silver
medals to Canada.
Wc ieel thai all U.B.C. students wore igemtiy interested
an J would have attended this function. H'i'.vevcm because
they wer not adequately informed of the cucji.-ion by the only
campus  publication,  this  opportunity   \va.-   cie-r.iod   them.
In tins and oiher athletic matters we suggest t.iat as a
moulder of public opinion the Ubyssey ha- failed completely
in its responsibility in creating interest in an athletic programme.
Student activities depend so greatly upon the Ubyssey
for their success or failure, and since the Ubyssey depends
upon the students for its existence, we submit that the
Ubyssey should adopt its proper role of maintaining that
link between the planned activity and the successful s:a ;
of it.
R. J. PHILLIPS,
For the Mens Aliovti.   (. > u,mint>c
ly from those of any other section ol the population. Anybody
with  a   conscience  knows   his
needs   of   forgivness.   He   also
needs moral power to live v.p '
to his ideals: some security in
a world of change; the secret
of living in harmony with other  people:   peace  of mind;  a
sense of purpose. Yes, this last
more than anything perhaps:—
Something to live for.
UNCOMMITTED
GENERATION
A leading faculty memcer
of Yale University recenty described the students of today
as a "singularly uncommitted
generation."' I think that msy
well be true. We all prefer to
sit on the fence than to get
into the field of battle. But I
believe that Jesus Christ is
the only Person, and His cause
the only cause, which is worthy
of our thoughtful and total
commitment.
I have had the privlledg*
since I left England last November of Leading Missions in
the Universities of Toronto,
Western Ontario, Michigan and
Manitoba. I have made many
new friends. I have learned
much from them. And I E.ro
looking forward greatly to
spending 9 days at U.B.C. ar.d
meeting many of you. If I can
be of any help to you in group
discussion or in personal interview. I hope you will net
hesitate to let me know.
One last thing. I believe with
all my heart that Christ w?.s
telling the truth when in the
Sermon on the Mount He said:
"Seek, and you will find."
CLASSIFIED
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teacher. Phone KE. 4815-M.
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CORRECTION
A picture bearing the caption.
"A Russian student at Work"
appearing in last Friday's
Ubyssey erroneously depicted
a Canadian student at work-
in UBC's own Physics Building. The Editor regrets any inconvenience to the student in
question, Harold Wesemeyer.
that publication of the picture
might havf caused.        > 'Friday, January  18,  1957
THE     UBYSSEY
PAGE THREI
\
Ik Sar
Mardi Oras, that fabulous
alchoholic festival, is only a
week away, and we'll bet that
you, ge ntle TIE BAR reader,
haven't figured out what to
wear. The theme this year is
Mardi Gras in the Underworld;
and it's a lough one. But the
TIE BAR, ever-mindful of its
readers' welfare, has not just
being lying around smoking
cigarettes and eating bonbons.
For months our far-flung research staff has been touring
bars and red-light districts,
notebooks in hand, tireless in
its search for authentic material to aid TIE BAR readers in
the choice of suitable Mardi
Gras garb. Here are the best
suggestions resulting from the
survey:
il) The Walter Mulligan approach. This is for low-budget students. Wear anything,
but carry three daffodills, a
pair of pruning shears and a
hunted look.
(2) The Ali Baba Approach:
This is a little more tricky,,
but very effective if you can
manage it. The afternoon before ihe ball, go down to the
public safety building, and bail
cut forty thieves. Dress them
in persian pantaloons, march
them into the Commodore, and
amuse your friends. You may
Rave to share your bottle, but
you can always ditch them in
Chinatown afterv,-ards, or leave
them upstairs al the Zeie
house.
(3) The Stark Realism Approach: Wear a slouch cap and
don't shave. Go from table to
table, swiping bottles and
stealing wallets. Your friends
will laugh and nudge each other
saying, "Haw, there goes Ralph
—dressed as a pickpocket. How
clever!" You can take a trip
to Tiajuana on the proceeds,
and stay drunk ior a year.
(4) Come dressed entirely
in TIE BAR lies. This may
not win ihe prize, but it sure
will please Doug Hillyier, the
shuffling, stooped little man
that runs ihe TIE BAR, at 712
West Pender,
Before you get all wrapped
up in Mardi Gras, take a look
in your bureau dresser. Are
you short on socks? The TIE
BAR carries all kinds, all colors, including the streichable
kind, thai fit anything from an
amoeba's pseudopod to ihe
butt-end of a telegraph pole.
THE   TIE   BAR
712 West Pender
WILD MAKDI OKAS PEP .MEET at Thursday noon saw wild Phi Gamma Delta types
performing' weird,  fantastic, wild  rites for
the furtherment of their fraternity brother
Ted Golf's campaign for Mardi Gras kinship. Mardi Gras Pep Meets are lots of fun.
Liberals Bill Crushed By
Concentrated Opposition
Lels face it...
By MARILYN SMITH
ii
wool
g at W.'d
■tig    Mock
Lilvmd    img,.
down   to   a    r."-lu
nesday    alter    a
Parliament session.
Presenting '<■> bill -:mgesting
that Canada make protectorates of Egypt and the Arab
nations, Liberal spokesmen
proposed that cruisers and destroyers of the Canadian navy,
a large force of men and artillery, and sixteen jet bombers
be sent to the Middle East.
"This is not a matter of aggression," Liberal members
claimed, "it is a display of
power. We will show to thc
protectorates our ability to pro
tect.'
SPCA  WOULD  OBJECT
Thc suggestion that Canada
drop two Hydrogen Bombs on
the Lybian desert prompted
former Tory Jack Giles, now a
Socred, to say that the SPCA
"strongly objects to the dropping of Hydrogen bombs, in
the interests of the camel population   of  the   Lybian  desert." ;
Giles went on to state that, ■
in   spite   of   the   fact   that   the.
Social Credit  party  has  "been
accused   of   having   crackpots'
and screwballs in its midst, he
is proud to belong to the group,;
whose   members   are   "virile,
strong, dynamic, and have the
support of the people." |
John Monroe, first-year Arts
sludmit who has jus I tain n
the leadership ol' toe newly-
I'oi ig.ad National Kefoiao Party
from founder Gerry Gouojon.
said that his party would not
support the bill, and felt that
such bills ore making a "mockery"   of  Mock   Parliament.
MacFARLANE   SHUNNED
Sharing this opinion was
LPP's Jim MacFarlane, who
refused   each    opportunity   to
speak until tne ! inal ' agrne v.ir.-
ute-g when he staled t.ut. rather than recognize the bill by
voting for or against it. he
would leave the house. Hi
urged members of other opposition parties to join him, but
none did.
Opposition parties were successful, and Liberals were defeated by more than two-to-
one.
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PAGE FOUR
THE     UBYSSEY
Friday, January
YOU CAN EARN
$110 DURING THE
ACADEMIC YEAR, $200
A MONTH FOR 3 TO
4V« MONTHS DURING
THE SUMMER (MORE
IF MARRIED), BE PRO-
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ALL THIS IN ADDITION T O: GAINING
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WILL BE OF GREAT
VALUE AFTER GRAD-
UATION, HAVING THE
PRIVILEGES AND
FACILITIES OF THE
OFFICERS' MESS HERE
ON THE CAMPUS.
IF YOUR GRADES ARE
ACCEPTABLE AND
YOU ARE PHYSI-
CALLY FIT THERE IS
A PLACE FOR YOU IN
THE UBC CONTINGENT, CANADIAN
OFFICERS' TRAINING
CORPS.
SEE THE RESIDENT
STAFF OFFICER,
MAJOR P. W. AYRISS,
IN THE ARMOURY.
Campus Mission
Starts Monday
I        UBC's first campus wide mission starts Monday and con-
! tinues all week.
j        Varsity Christian Fellowship are sponsoring the mission
with the Rev.  John Stott  of London,  England, as principal
, speaker and counsellor.
Rev.   Stott   will   speak   every'
ii day at noon next week, Monday,,1     In    Rev.    Stott's    missionary
I Wednesday   and   Friday   in   thejteam will be Mr. Norman  Lee,
Auditorium,   and   Tuesday   and a civn engineer who was active
Thursday in Brock Lounge.    Hej ,n the design of the Deas Igland
will also speak Sunday, January' ,   „    '  „ ,        »,.    ,
27. at 3 p.m. in the Auditorium ! Tunnel; Rcv' Robert Birch' past"
or   of   St.   Margarets   Episcopal
Church here in Vancouver, and
DEANS AND JABOUR
Don  Jabour,  AMS  President,, _    A       , .,     _     , ,
will chair Wednesday's meeting! Capt. and Mrs. Tyndale
with Dean Chant, DeanScarfe,
Dean Gunning and Dean Mc-
Phee chairing the remaining
meetings.
Rev. Scott will hold a series
VCF COMMITTEE
Varsity Christian Fellowship
committee in charge include
Preston   Mott,   VCF   President;
of public question periods in the. Phil New, President of the Mis-
Brock Double Committee Room,|sion Committee; Ted Ellis, Pro-
Tuesday,  Thursday  and  Friday j me Dir A,£ siemeng
at 4 p.m. and conduct a series of i       ... ... ,    ..   ,
evening discussion groups in the i Publicity and Ken Dyck, Med.
two residental    camps    and at students representative.
Fraternity   and   Sorority   meetings.
8PECIAL SERIES
A special series of meetings
at the General Hospital for medical students and nurses will be
led by Dr. O. Watters, a leading
Vancouver  psychiatrist.
AliD'S
THEY'RE GRADUATES ALL—taking a
big step in their lives. Varsity Christian
Fellowship missioners will be on campus
next week, encouraging UBC students to
take another big step: a decision about
Christianity. Led by British cleric John
Stott, a troop of VFC fieldworkers will invade   UBC,   encourage   students   to   think
about CJ
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to three Varsity Christian Fel-
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lowship members who met him
at a faculty luncheon, Thursday.
He struck me as a very practical person," Kathy Peters,
Arts 2, said. "He's very approachable," Ted Ellis, Arts 4,
said. "He's got a wonderful
sense of humour," Preston
Mott, Com. 3, said.
STARTS MONDAY
Reverend Stott will conduct
a mission here next week,
starting Monday in the Auditorium, at noon with the subject: "Who Was Jesus of Naz-
ereth?"
Stott was educated at Rugby
School, the scene of famed
British novel, Tom Brown's
Schooldays," where he was
Head  Boy.    From    there    he
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For information on the advantages and prospects of a
career with Canada's foremost producer of steel and steel mill
products, consult your Placement Officer or write to:
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class Honours in Modern Languages and Theology.
Rev. Stott took his theological training at Ridley Hall,
at Cambridge, being ordained
in 1945. He is currently the
Rector of All Souls, Langham
Place, in London, just by the
BBC offices on Regent Street.
UNIVERSITY MISSIONS
Extremely interested in student activities, Rev. Stott has
conducted   university   missions
in Exeter, Cambridge, London, j
Oxford and  Durham.
In  1955,  Rev.  Stott  assisted'
Evangelist Billy Graham
mission at Cambridge.
His UBC mission is the i
in  a  series that  has  incll
Toronto, Western Ontario!
chigan   ana  Manitoba.    ]
UBC Rev. Stott goes to
vard, Ottawa,    Yale,    Cil
and Illinois Universities."
BIRO WATCHER
Rev. Stott has two hob|
writing    and    ornotholof
bird watching).    His mostl
Nationwi
Interest
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Students   and   faculty   acj
Canada    have    commented
Rev. Stott's mission. „
At   Manitoba,   Dr.   Lock}
said   "the   challenge   of   Ch|
and  the  claims  of  Christiar
should be presented to every i
dent generation ..." to giv(
"the  opportunity  of eva^atl
this challenge and these claf
for itself."
At Toronto the Varsity rail
editorial entitled "Salesmansh
which objected to "the princip
of the mission conducted the
Editorial touched off a *"|
rage of letters to tne Edit
"I agree .. . Religion should s
be a happy pill," wrote t
student.
"Your flippant, irreverent a
irresponsible sarcastic jib
about Christianity . . . and t
:m.,sioii . . . reveal an appall!
spiritual poverty and illitcra
that I had always consider
belonged only to the "giStt
;>ross ol the city," wrote i
other  .student.
Only a small number of st
I dents came to him to recrt
! Christ, at Toronto, Stott sa
i that this was probably due to t]
j fact that he had made the co
seem difficult.
"I did not want irresponsib
enthusiasts to come," he is ctfl
ed as saying in the Varsity "at
so I made the decision hard." '"riday, January  18,  1957
^
THE     UBYSSEY
PAGE FIVE
rough the medium of frater-
sessions, informal talks over
af, seminars and addresses,
ion on other campi is prob-
ined by one of U of T stu-
on the missioners: "Tney're
they're people."
i Called
t World'
nificnnt writing is "Man with
a Message," an examination of
the distinctive themes of the
New Testament writers.
This book was published as
the Bishop of London's Lenten
Book for 1955. Rev. Stott is
also the author of "Becoming a
Christian" a tract that has
been widely used both in Canada and the U.S. in connection
with University missions.
LIKES WEATHER
Rev. Stott has come to UBC
complete with camera and
Held glasses in order to pursue
his ornthology hobby. He is
thrilled by our weather, "such
«a wonderful change after the
prairie cold," he said.
Purpose of mission is to give
every student at UBC the opportunity to think out and discuss the question, "What Do
You Think of Christ?" Varsity
Christian Fellowship, sponsors
of the Mission, explained.
SPOT    SURVEY
Students Not Ready
For Christianity Now?
Most UBC students do not think today's undergraduates'
are interested in Christianity. j
This was indicated by a Ubyssey spot survey taken Thursday in connection with Rev. Stott's forthcoming VCF mission.
Dissenters from  the majority
LITTLE MAN ON CAMPUS T by Dick Bibler
vote considered students interested in Christianity but not
practising it.
"Most students are interested
but there's only a minority actually   practising   Christianity," j
Phil Kueber, Law 2, said. \
"Students are Interested but in j
student  population."    "Students
don't find enough time to be in-,
(crested    in    Christianity," said
Jerry Davidson, Arts 2.
"The majority of students are |
probably   interested  in   varying j
degrees but it  is a stagnant interest,"   Brad   Crawford,   Com.!
2, said. j
most cases it doesn't seem to be
• I
a   determining   factor   in   whatj     "Most  people  feel  they  have
their  main  activities  consist  of  to 8ive Christianity  lip service
in daily life," Mike Pourhari,
Law 2, said.
"I don't think Christianity
has much meaning to the average student," Kim Husband, Law
1, said. "Christianity isn't a part
of every day life and so the
majority aren't interested," Gail
Anderson, Education 2, said.
"In my opinion about 50%
of the students don't know what
Christianity is," Al Melvin, Com.
2, said. On the contrary students are "probably interested
but they won't admit it," said
an Arts freshette. She declined
to give her name.
"Students aren't interested
but they should be more interested," Bob Pearmain, Arts 3,
said. "They're not interested because modern students are only
interested in material things,"
said George Stevers, Arts 2.
"Students aren't interested because more and more emphasis
is being placed on the empirical
framework, and the success and
satisfaction this brings is playing havoc with Christianity,"
Harry Lovett, Com. 2, said.
"Students aren't interested because education has proven and
is proving more so everyday
that Ihe belief in Scripture is
based on a vague, intangible,nebular framework," said Eric
Westbrood, Com. 2.
"There is interest," disagreed
William Marshall, "but in not
more   than   30   percent   of   the
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but the  truly  religious student
is a very rare animal," he said.
"Christianity isn't foremost in
student's minds," Bob Cupit,
Com. 2 said. "On the contrary,
I feel definitely the average
student is interested. The growing trend towards church going
indicates this," said Don Gar-
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THE     UBYS'SEY
Friday, January 18, 1957
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Sports Editors
I&IUCE ALLARDYCE -:■
Splashers
Travel To
Moscow
Coach Peter Lusztig and his
swimming crew invades the
States this weekend in two preseason swimming meets.
They face Eastern Washington
at Cheney. Washington today
and meet University of Idaho
Saturday at Moscow.
Lusztig has only three men returning from last year: Doug
Kilburn, Evergreen 1952-54
backstroke champion; Ken Doolan, 1952 Conference diving
champion, and breaststrokcr Don
Brown.
Twi good froestylcrs from
Victoria who have joined the
Birds this year are Don Haywood and Dave Taylor. Cult us
Lake has produced two more
freestyli.v's in Doug Main and
Allan W.  Swanzey.
From Australia they have
hackslroker Tim Lewis, Breaststrokcr;; Art Burgess, Mike Bride
and Les Ashbaugh arc from Vancouver, as i.s captain Bob Bagshaw, a top frcestyler formerly
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The win hungry UBC Thunderbirds will be seeking their
first Conference victory of the season in a home and horns
■series against the Western Washington Vikings this weekend.
LYALL L£VY, one of the top Bird scorers, shows the ball-
handling form that Birds expect to show against Western
Washington Vikings in the UBC-home opener at Memorial Gym Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.
POLYMER
Corporation Limited
SARNIA-ONTARIO
will visit the Campus
January 24, 25 & 26
To   Interview:
1. CHEMICAL ENGINEERS
Graduates  and  2nd  and  .'Jrd   year   undergraduate   student* required   for   technical
assignments with projects,  related to product   and    process development,    chemical
engineering  phases  of  design,   installation and operation of plant equipment.
2. MECHANICAL ENGINEERS
Graduates and 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students required for Project,
Design. Inspection and Maintenance Engineering positions in this expanding petrochemical industry.
:{. CHEMISTS
Graduates and 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate students required for positions both
in the Control and in the Research Laboratories. Completely modem facilities and
equipment.
* Appointments are invited from MJSc. and Ph. D.
studentts   available  for   employment   in   1957.
Company IHerature, information on travel allowance, details of actual openings and interview appointments, can quickly be obtained through the University Personnel Services
office.
Friday niylit Birds play in
Bi'llingham, then return to the
Memorial Oym for thier home
opener at i. p.m. Saturday.
Jud'line, from the Conference
standings, this seems a good
chance for the Birds lo get then
lirst 'aste of victory. Western,
though they have a good team
on paper, have not been going
well  lately.
Last December they beat UBC
in the Totem Tourney when the
lighter Birds faded badly in the
fourth quarter of a  rough con- \
test. !
The Vikings, though not especially tall, have sonic fair-
sized men for rebounds such as
21a - pound footballer Rod
Schott. They also have i;ood
.-.peed ar.d scoring potential, particularly in I' of Oreuon transfer,   I.erov    Nelson.
But they are winlcss anaino
Conference competition. In losing to CPS, Western looked
sluggish and almost apathetic.
Rumors of dissension may ex- \
plain their surprisingly poor i
| showing. j
If the Vikings don't work out
their troubles they might be in
for a surprise. The Thunderbirds don't have as good material, but they do have lots of
hustle and more determination.
With a little better shooting,
the Birds could hustle their way
into an  upset.
Important
Game For
Jayvees
UBC Jayvees are playing their
most crucial game of the short
season this weekend.
They meet last place Eilers in
King Ed gym Saturday night.
Remaining game on the card
features first place Cloverleafs
and Cloverdale who are in third
place, one game ahead of Jayvees.
If Jayvees win this one and
Clovei'dale loses, Jayvees will.
be in third plao again, s.vcrat
percentage points ahead eg €'[■ ■
vcrdalo. 11 'y 'aco a toutihev
ehore in \t weokend. h< weeor,
when tl'ey play Olympia-laden
C-Fun and first place Leafs.
Jayvees have to win this week,
end to insure a place in the play,
oil's which start February 1.
Lower Mainland champions will
play off against Alberni Athletics for the B. C. championship.
Coach Peter Mullins is desperately hoping for a win. "If my
boys show some spirit on the
floor, we'll win," he said.
Birds Play
At Nanaimo
i UBC Thunderbird hockey
team will make its third appearance of the year at Nanaimo for
a game with Ihe Clippers. Saturday at 8.30.
Clippers    have    defeated    the
', Birds in their last two previous
encounters.
This game will be the last
major one before the Hamber
Cup series at the University of
Alberla. February 4-5.
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Archers Aim High
UBC women's Archery Team is sponsoring this year's
Intercollgegiate Archery telegraphic meet to be hold
February 4 to February P. Each team, including the Universities of Toronto, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, B. C,
Queens, McGill and Dalhousie, will telegraph its results
to tournament headquarters at UBC.
Each team consists of four members, each shooting
three rounds, totaling ninety arrows, at a twenty-lour inch
target from a distance of fifteen, twenty and twenty-five
yards.
UBC contingent will be chosen from 10 girls who have
been shooting twice a week since October. This is'the
first year in which Varsity has entered such a team ir.
competition, the first meet being with Greenwood Archag-
from Stanley Park in which they wore beaten. Another
meet has been scheduled with Western Washington ihi>
March. Friday,  January  18,  1957
THE    UBYSSEY
PAGE SEVEN
EN61ISH, GERMAN CHAMPS IN ACTION
CLIVE NIEL
. lawyer returns
MIKE CHAMBERS
.  .  .  ready  again
Ruggermen Try
Beating Weather
Jewellers
Beat UBC
Women
UBC Thunderettes were ousted from first place position in
:he City League Wednesday
night, after Eilers beat them out
:v. a  close 35-31   game.
Throughout the game the Jewellers' managed to keep ahead
by using a strong zone defence
which overcame the weaker offensive play of Varsity. UBC
used a man to man checking and
switched into a semi-zone in the
final quarter.
The fouling was very heavy
because of the close checking
and tight defence, UBC collecting 17 fouls and Eilers 9. High
.";.. rer for UBC was Marguerite
Lambert who netted 6 points.
Eilers' Marjorie Whitehead and
Strelav got 8 points each.
Thunderettes will be travelling to Albo*1 i on January 26.
taking on Aluerni Athletics senior B women's team, in an exhibition match.
UBC — Betty Best, 4; Deidrc
Fitzgerald, 4: Louise Heal, Marguerite Lambert, 6; Beth Mc-
Haffie. 2; Edith Matheson, 4;
Margaret Mores, 1; Bev Snow-
den, 2: Diane Somerville. 4:
Joyce Winch, 3; Berta Whittle.
1: Anne Snowsell, 1.
Vancouver rugby Union has
scheduled a full" slate of games
for Saturday, in hopes that there
will be a break in the weather.
The same schedule as last week
will be- in effect, with Varsity
meeting Meralomas in the Stadium at 2 p.m.
In Carmichael Cup action, the
Braves meet Barbarians at Douglas East at 2 p.m. Tomahawks
play Ex-Tech at Hillcrest, while
Redskins meet Kats seconds at
Balaclava. UBC Papooses, representing P.E., go out for their
third win, as they tangle with
Ex-Brits. All three games arc
at 1.30.
Albert Laithwaite has been
putting his teams through conditioning practices in the snow
during the enforced idleness.
Hoping for a break in the
weather are former Varsity ruggermen Mike Chambers and
Clive Neil, who have returned
to action since Christmas. Both
will have to work to regain their
former positions, but Chambers'
aggressive play would aid Thunderbird forwards.
BRAVES CLUB
MARPOLE FIVE
UBC Braves hoopsters defeated Marpole Club 77-52 on
Wednesday night at Lord
Byng gym. Braves' high scorer was Mitch Welters with
15 points. Bob Taylor was
high for Marpole. Braves
were outshot but excelled on
rebounds. Fred Kangas grabbed 13 for the winners.
The win leaves Braves in.
third place behind West Van
and YMCA.
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The % Vancouver Sixth Annual Judo Tournament will be
held at the Georgia Auditorium on January nineteenth at
7 p.m. Teams will be competing from Seattle. Washington;
Portland. Oregon: Vernon.
Kelowna, Steveston, and Vancouver.
*T *V if*
Five UBC students will be
competing, three with Sieves-
ton and two with Vancouver
Club.
B.C. Judo Institute, and
YMCA will also be representing Vancouver. Student ari-
mision will be $1.00. adults
$1.50 and tickets may be purchased at the AMS office.
Hicks Ticket Bureau, or at the
door.
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The University athletes
are Ed Ryugin. Garth Musto,
Martin Kuramoto, Michael
Deildtfi, find Nobby Sakiyama.
Musto. Kuramoto. and Sakiyama are from Steveston. and
Ryugin and Deidal represent
the   Vancouver  Jucio   Club.
if.       if,      if.
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The first B.C. Judo Championship was held at Kelowna
on January 12. 1956. Competing were teams from Vernon,
Kelowna. Steveston and Vancouver, and the Senior Championship was won by Vancouver by *2 point. Judoists were
playing to capacity houses in
Kelowna as they filled the
High School Gym to the
rafters. By the response
shown by the citizens of Kel-
tfwna, and the interest displayed by Vancouver business
firms in donating trophies for
the events, judo appears to be
proving itself as a fast-growing competitive sport which is
exciting the interest of many*
athletes and sports fans.
*     if*    *
Some of the most skillfull
Judoists in North America
will be competing Saturday
night. Manfred Matt who is
now with Vancouver, was
champion of the entire territory of West Germany, and
Charles Mack, also with Vancouver, was one of the most
outstanding judoists of England.
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THE     UBYSSEY
Friday, January 18, 1957
By B. HALE
"Jazz a la Carte" arrived in
town Wednesday night with a
menu that included some pretty tasteless cooking.
The soup course was provided by Shorty Rodgers and
. his Giants. The soup was thin,
and pretty chilly. Mr. Rodgers, who is short, wears a
beard, and plays a fleuglehorn,
and Bill Holman, who looks
like and plays tenor, like an
insurance investigator, had
three lengthy, linear arguments about whom was the
dullest.    Nobody won.
The rhythm for this set was
provided by Lou Levy, piano;
Gary Frommcr, drums; and
Max Bennet, bass. They built
a solid foundation, Levy occasionally even hitting bedrock,
but the two gentlemen on the
front line didn't get past the
studding.
Stan Getz, using the same
rhythm, served up the entree.
This was the success of the
first half, for Stan, who is always inventive, had a good
deal to say, and he said it eloquently, from both the adrenal
and cerebral points of view.
It was a towering effort, and
taking most of the rest of the
concert into consideration, I
am indescribably indebted to
him for making it.
The fish course, which seemed to be some sort of flounder,
was the Dave Brubeck quartet.
Dave and Paul Desmond, a saxophonist, carried on a dialogue
that was too lengthy and too
full of lulls. Perhaps it is
over-exposure to the Ed Sullivan Show, or perhaps they
have known each pther for too
long; at any rate, they seem
to have run out of anything of
interest to themselves, or anyone else for that matter, to say
to each other. The set finished
with an over-long drum solo
by Joe Morello, who seems to
like Buddy Rich.
I have no idea what sort of
condiments were used in the
dish that was the George
Shearing Quintet perhaps it
was' bitter' allum. The quintet
was, anyway, the most varied,
if not the most entertaining,
variety act of the evening.
Billie Holiday was thc dessert, and she turned out to be a
dishful ot plums. I had known
little of Billies art before this
concert except by reputation.
Ella Fitzgerald, among other
notables, has always spoken of
her in the highest terms. As
the set progressed, I learned
why.
On her first two numbers
Billie's music seemed to be
composed of little more than a
fine simplicity of line, and
complete sophistication of delivery; the third demonstrated
eloquently the justice of her
many accolades. God Bless
The Child" was as moving a
jazz vocal as I ever hope to
hear; certainly it explored
more heights and depths than
any other I have heard live.
It happened again most notably on "Billie's Blues," a wry
and completely charming expression of sell', and on Strange
Fruit, when Billie was the bitterness and despair of the en
tiro    Negro    race.      When    she
yyiiwhdu
th^TTnTRrTna'Yd Madon P^gemiller appear in
the roles ol Duke and Duchess of York from Shakespeare's
99    W° >hl  Pre!wnled  in  th« Auditorium  January
2.2 and 23 at 8:20 p.m.
Coming SvsmiA.
Monday, Jan. 22nd: Lecture on R ichard II 12:30
noon, Physics 200. On the
same night at 8:30 in the
Auditorium there will be a
reading of Richard II.
Wednesday, Jan. 23rd:
Two Beethoven piano sonatas   12:30   noon   in   Physics
was through these numbers,
the lyrics might escape you.
but the emotional experience
was   indelible.
Billie has plenty of rough
edges, but she convinced completely that these were an integral and vital part of her
art. No one else, save for Stan
Getz. was able to approach this
achievement.
200.   On   the   same   night   a
second   reading   of   Richard
II.
Thursday,  Jan.  24th. The
movie "The Challenge o f
Everest" at 12:30 noon and
8:30 p.m. in the Auditorium.
Also well known Canadian
authoress Ethyl Wilson will
talk and read at 3:30 p.m.
in the Sedgewick Room of
the Library.
Friday, Jan. 25th: "The
Architecture of Persia and
the Easi" will be delivered
by Professor Marian Ross
from the University of Oregon at 12:30 noon in Physics 200.
By M. MATTHEWS
THE RACK got a lukewarm reception from both
viewers and such critics as deigned to review it, which is
hardly surprising, but it IS a great pity, since it i.s an intelligent and restrained discussion of the defection of American POW's in Korea.
The perceptive performance
of Paul Newman in the lead
role was backed by authoritative characterizations by New
Schoolers Lee Marvin, Edmond
O'Brien and Cloris Leachman;
Old Schoolers Walter Pidgeon
and Iron-Eyes Corey, and Anne
Francis, who unfortunately
looks too much like a spun-
sugar candy confection to be
pleasing in an art-type pie like
this one. The film explores
most of the salient points of its
theme, and if it reaches no
particular conclusion, then alright — it's still a stimulating
discussion.
HOLLYWOOD OR BUST is
Martin and Lewis finishing up
something they started in a
previeus sex epic. "Artists and
Models'' -- a definite study of
the American culture. Lewis
is getting fat, his jeans are
bulging, and Martin looks as
lumg-over as ever, and in this,
their latest, a big hound-dog
proves his innate superiority
to the humans involved by demonstrating that he drives bet
ter, is stronger, and is a good
deal better dressed.
" Lewis in this pic, appears at
first to be an innocent, if moronic, movie fan. It turns out
that he's actually a determined
voyeur whose chief ambition
in life is to get a glimpse of
Anita Ekberg's undies. Martin
plays a smooth-talking thug
who falls for a girl (Pat Crowley), who looks, due, I suspect,
to thc injudicious application
of pink pancake make-up, like
a boiled lobster.
They spend most of the picture travelling from New York
to Hollywood. Among ' the
Wonders of America seen
along the way; New England
farm girls dressed in bikinis
and perched in fornicatory altitudes on fences; Oklahoma Indians performing a rock-and-
roll war dance; the sex-equals-
money equation at Las Vegas;
and Miss Ekberg. who is not
only the most breathtaking,
but also the least reprehensible of these spectacles.
Sunday's   Symphony
By MARTIN BARTLETT
The time: Sunday last, at about 5:30 p.m.
The place: The Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver.
The   sounds:   The   Vancouver   Symphony   Orchestra
massacring Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto.
It   really   was   pitiful.   The As for the rest of the con-
thing got off to a grand start      cert,   it  is   hard  to  be   kind.
at tho very beginning of the
work when the orchestra
came in a beat late on its
first cue. Things got progressively worse as Moisewitsch,
trying valiantly to keep in
step with an orchestra, made
goof after desperate goof. It
sounded like a first rehearsal;
the moderalo pasages were
played andante, and the allegro passages moderalo, while
Irwin Hoffman gyrated about
on the podium like Elvis Presley in one of his wilder moods.
Tho   Rachmaninov   Second
Piano   Concerto   itself   a   mediocre work is one which places
miuch more emphasis on flowery virtuosic cadenzas and col-
ouristic passages for the soloist than on real music of any
depth or subtlety.  The piano
tinkles away at  great  length,
while the orchestra  is reduced to the nature of a syrupy
accompaniment   to   popularis-
tic melodies. Had Moiseiwitsch
been given half a chance, his
old-school   hammer - and-tongs
interpretation of it might have
been more effective than most
versions   of  the   work.   A*   it
was.   it  would   probably  have
been better for all concerned,
soloist    orchestra,   and   audience,    if    he    had    stayed    at
home and practised, instead of
insulting   the   rather   low   aggregate intelligence of a  Vancouver audience with an abominable pe r form a nee.
Chausson's Symphony in B
flat, a piece of post-romantic
frippery full of sound and
fury, signifying very little, signified even less when the
Vancouver Symphony had finished with it. The brass section gambolled about like a
herd of inebriated five-footed
elephants plunging through a
quagmire of their own making, and the strings sounded
syrupy  and   Mantovani-ish.
He was unable to "irwinize"
the Turner "Theatre Overture ' sufficiently to spoil its
innate gaiety and charm, however, and this happy little
work provided the only bright
spot in what was undoubtedly
the worst of a whole series
of very poor concerts.
In order that I may not be
accused of being merely malicious and destructive, I sub
mit as a postscript the two-
suggestions which might largely holp to restore the Vancouver Symphony to a reasonable
piano of competence.. They
are very simple: 1. Give the
brass section a short intensive
course on how to play their
instruments, and 2, get rid of
Irwin! It would be better to
have no conductor at all than
to have that one.
All those wishing to contribute criticism for this page
should contact editor Debbie
Greenberg.

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