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No. 24:
tings Looted
Someone thought bare walls would be an iirjprovement.
—photo by Roger  McAfee.
Student Union Building
Proposed In Near Future
Student's council received the 1958-59,report of the Brock Planning and Development
Committee  Monday night  at   their regular meeting.
The committee was established in the Fall of 1958 to study the problems regarding student facilities.
A minute approved unani-1 enrollment and the overall de-
mously by council last year velopment plan for the Understated that due to the increasing Isity, "it be the policy of the Al-
Genocide Proved
By Hungarians
To anyone who still may be doubting the reason for our
A.M.S. petition, these names should be sufficient evidence of
the veritable genocide practiced in Hungary.
There are only two answers
to   Hungarian Premier  Kadar's
The 'Birds
Greet the 'Birds! They arrive
Monday morning at 7:30 AM.
Don't despair, read on.
When the team comes to Vancouver International Airport
from Toronto, defeated or not,
UBC will be there, along w-ith
cheerleaders and you.
Bring your car pool and join
the cavalcade to the campus
headed by the team, victorious,
we hope!
Come, win or lose, and cheer
the team!
The internationally acclaimed
Spanish dance company, Susana
y Jose, will be presented by
Special Events, Dance Club,
and El Cirulo at noon today in
the Auditorium.
Tickets will be 25c at the
Susana and Jose, the stars and
choreographers, their accompanists, a pianist, guitarist, and
a flamenco singer compose a
first-class group of artists.
Susana y Jose, which is making it's first North American
tour, is considered to be the
best medium of Spanish danc-.
1. Permit Sir Leslie Munro
of the U.N. Investigating Committee to enter Hungary to
complete his report.
2. Proviae evidence that no
more Hungarians are held in
jail on charges of counter-revolutionary activity.
Most of the factual information about the Hungarian trials
is compiled by the International
Commission of Jurists, which is
a non-governmental organization of consultative status with
the UN Economic and Social
The Commission seeks to
foster respect ;£or the rule of
Justice Joseph T. Thomson,
President of the Exchequer
Court of Canada, is Honorary
President. University professors, members of Supreme
Courts from Asia, the Middle
and Far East, North and South
America are members of this
The validity of its reports
(Continued on Page 3)
ma Mater Society to plan for a
Student Union Building in the
area now occupied by the medical huts." '
"This is the first step in a major undertaking," said Jim Horsman, chairman of the committee
He added that hard work on
the part of the committee for
this year might produce a concrete start on a new Student
Union Building.
The importance of the project
in the eyes of the committee is
illustrated by the following quotation from Horsman's concluding remarks: "The preservation
of student autonomy and effect-
(Coniinued on Page 11)
$40,000 Theft
Expertly Planned
ALLAN GRAVES (Ubyssey Staff Reporter)
Twenty-four out of seventy-two paintings
exhibited in the Fine Arts Gallery in the University Library have been stolen.
The paintings were part of the collection of Mr. Ernest
Poole, and his family, of Edmonton. Most of the paintings
exhibited were landscapes by Canadian artists, with some
British and French artists included.
All of the Canadian paintings
stolen (20) were by members of
the Group of Seven. These
paintings , are easily disposed
Three out of four highly
valued French canvases were
also taken, along with one of
the four British pieces.
The thief evidently knew
very well what to do and when
to do it.
. Entry was made sometime
during the weekend through a
basement window, hidden by
the fencing surrounding the extension construction.
: The Gallery; was closed at
5^00 p.m. Saturday. The paintings were not missed until 9:00
a.m. Tuesday, when the Gallery
was again opened.
Only two paintings of special
value were left and both of
these were of a nature which
would have made their disposal
The Art Gallery had insured
Page 3: Doggy Mascot.
Page 3: Trocme (who he?).
Page 4: Craciabiliiy.
5:30: Poor -Joe Schnook.
Page 6:  Dinosaurs  io
Page 9: Leggy Girls
At the end:  Defense.
Page 13: Sex Cartoons.
the total exhibit for $85,000. A
value of $40,000 has been placed
by Mr. Poole, on the stolen
The Gallery is now closed to
the public.
The R.C.M.P. have notified
art dealers across the country
to watch for the stolen paintings. .
Contrary to the opinions expressed by the downtown news-,
papers, the police are inclined
to believe the thief to be a professional, and not a student.     i
They do not . feel that the
theft was a student prank, al-i
though such a possibility ' has
not been ruled out. ,
'tween Classes
Ramblers general meeting in
Buchanan    204,     12:30    today.
Members  wishing to  take part
in    second     term     intramurals
please attend.
Mrs. Magda Trome, International Fellowship of Reconciliation, speaking today in Buchan*
an 102, "France in Algiers".
*        *        *
Orientational meeting in FG
208,   12:30 today.
Meeting in Buchanan
12:30 today. All Frosh
urged  to attend.
American Marketing Association meets today, 12:30, G10.
William Clancey, public relations councilor, will address the
(Continued on Page 10)
—photo by Roger McAfee
This is all that remains of a small shack used by
plumbers working on the new extension to the Buchanan
building. The fire is reported to have started in a small
wood-burning stove.
Don't forget the important
staff meeting today at noonhou*
in the Music Room, upstairs in
the Brock.
Staffers will be informed of
the new managing procedures
as well as the up-coming and
long-awaited-for staff party. PAGE TWO
Friday, November 13, 1959
Authorized as second class mail by Post Office Department, Ottawa
Published three times a week throughout the University year in Vancouver
:ljy the Publieations Board of the Alma Mater Society, University of B.C.
Editorial opinions expressed are those of the Editorial Board of The Ubyssey
find hot 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: R. Kerry White
Associate Editor .. Elaine Bissett
I Managing Editor ._ Dal Warren
I News Editor Bob Hendrickson
C.U.P. Editor - Irene Frazer
"        Club's Editor Wendy Barr
Features Editor Sandra Scott
Head Photographer Colin Landie
t~ Photography Editor Roger McAfee
"1 Senior Editor:  Farida Sewell
Reporters and Desk:
v     Allen Graves, Evelyn Jackson, Diane Greenall, Dick Schuler,
''     .     •     ■   Ann Skelton, Fred Fletcher, Gary Keenan,
John Russell, Jerry Pirie.
Apathy Defined
We are, in the main, the products of our experience, and
most students of the University of British Columbia point up
to this fact by exhibiting the effects which a Vancouver childhood has had upon their characters.
The majority of us suffer from the same mental malady as
tile city of Vancouver—apathy, and particularly that complacent, inert form of apathy which arises from a temperate climate
ihd a relatively great national prosperity, wherein a person
jbst doesn't care to excite his mind; not while he has a full
belly and the weather's foggy.
■ But. a university is intended, or at least I assume it should
be intended to stimulate mental activity. Well, our University
ioes not. Oh, granted each of us is stimulated to develop a
fcental activity, or a group of activities, all fitted into a general
category such B.Sc, M.A., B.Comm., LL.B., etc, but this is
the limit.
-: If an athlete were to train one set of co-ordinated muscles,
say one leg, until that leg was the strongest, most agile leg in
Ins community, or even in the world, but at the same time
allowing the rest of his body to atrophy, his usefulness to his
':■ community would be greatly limited, and his wonderful leg
would probably impede his performance of such natural activi-
:   ties as walking, or climbing stairs.
;. > - Analogies are all very well They effect a certain amount
©f imaginative excitement in themselves, but there are more
Important stimuli, leading to important other-than-academic
Occupations of the mind. It is these stimuli which are sadly
lacking on our campus. Occasionally a valiant soul, or group
©f stalwarts attempts to enlighten the supposedly refined and
receptive populace of this University. Witness for example
the activities of the Special Events and Fine Arts Committees,
which presented in the past few weeks symphony concerts,
several instrumentalists, and a pair of contemporary poets.
Witness also the worthwhile activities of several other organizations, notably the Debating Society.  But public  interest in
'■"'these organizations and their functions is sporadic, injudicious,
and disheartening.
Apathy has seriously affected several of our service organizations, and here I stoop to name-calling. Filmsoc, Radsoc,
and the Ubyssey, understaffed and attempting to operate in a
vacuum of opinions from the public they serve, have become
©r are becoming clique-like,, with materials and methods of
presentation impractical and ill-fitted to their audience. They
are not to be condemned for this state of affairs. They have
not lost contact with the students. Rather, the students will
not attempt to establish contact with them or support them
in any way.        -    '    ,.
Some people had better start voicing their opinions, or
better yet, start carrying their thoughts and words into action
by joining existing clubs and societies, particularly those which
perform valuable services to the campus, and by forming new
ones, or else our extra-curricular organizations are going to
degenerate into impotent small groups, talking to themselves,
all of which will eventually become extinct.
Hello out there?
The Editor,
; Ubyssey.
Dear Sir:
Two comments emerge from
Ralph Henderson's  defence  of
' Rock-and-Roll:
1. Since cows produce more
when loud and discordant music is played, "why then," he
asks, "deprive our students of
64hij» chance to becqme- the
'^seam' ©| tlw* crop?" The analogy is jijst-i4f tfce uniKezsity
is designed to raise cattle.
2. People who do share his
tastes are to have Rock-Round
the Clock on UBC Radio forced
upon them. "Please realize,"
he says, "that we are living in
a democratic country."
May I suggest  Mr.  Henderson  returns to his homestead'
until he realizes:   -
.- a} What a university is for
b) What democracy implies.
—Betty Brown.
The UbyssCy.
Dear Sir:
In view of recent racial discrimination in the Greek letter
societies in both this University and the University of Toronto, I wish to make a suggestion to end all racial disturbances in a manner that is»
both democratic and humanitarian.
After profound contemplation, I discovered that in order
to solve our problem we must
first obtain sufficient knowledge of the subject. Racial discrimination, which is now a
dying culture, has a long and
interesting historical background. In this continent, the
existence of racial discrimina-.
tion is comparable to the existence of the buffaloes—in that
both flourished in 'this vast
land. However, as civilization
developed, the population of
the buffaloes decreased steadily; the same holds true with
the culture of racial discrimination. As anyone knows, had
our federal government not established national parks for
these poor creatures (the buffaloes), they would have inevitably become extinct. If racial
discrimination is allowed to
take its natural course it will
certainly suffer the same fate
as the buffaloes.
It seems to me highly contradictory that our society, While
being so humanitarian and
democratic as to provide sanctuary for buffaloes, is quite incapable of doing so for people
and culture (our native Indians
excepted). Being humane and
sensible as I am, I always put
the interest of the people and
culture before that of animals.
Therefore, I maintain that the
remnant of the culture Which
was once considered elegant be
Hence I recommend that special areas be established for
those who are racially discriminatory so that this "once
considered elegant" culture
may perpetuate itself. Since
such societies are already in
existence I urge the university
to give every necessary encouragement -and protection to
these organizations lest they
perish. Furthermore I suggest
that buildings of the latest model be constructed and furnishings a la mode be provided for
these people. In addition high
stone walls should be built and
armed guards should be posted
in order to discourage any potential intruder. Above all the
University should hire outstanding anthropologists such
as Margaret Mead, and others,
to study the people in the designated areas. The knowledge
gained from this study may be
of great value to civilization.
Since my suggestion is both
democratic and humanitarian,
I am certain that every thinking individual will welcome it
with open arms.
But there remains one difficulty. We are all fully aware
of the fact that the expenditure
of our University is already
too great to suit our budget. If
my plan is to be followed our
fees will be raised sky-high.
Consequently it will be more
difficult for us to continue our
As for me, since I do not
belong to any fraternity, I will
undoubtedly suffer the punishment of having to pay a higher
fee. But for the sake of knowledge, for the sake of demo- -
cracy, and far the sake of hu
manity, I am perfectly willing
to make a little personal sacrifice.
Yours altruistically,
"~ —Timothy Lee,
Science III
The Editor,
Dear Sir:
On Monday afternoon this
week, a debate was held by the
Debating Union, wherein it
was resolved that: "Sororities
and Fraternities Are a Good
Thing". Opinion ran high on
this topic, and consequently the
audience discussion portion of
the debate was stimulating and
stormy, with persons holding
forth vehemently on both sides
. of the resolution.
I ckv not- intend to attempt to
uphold or condemn any of these
persons' opinion. Far more important, and worthy of consideration, is the manner in
which' these opinions were presented. Prejudice and strong
feeling exist primarily in the
presence of ignorance, for an
enlightened individual will not
indulge in heated debate with
someone who is obviously expressing his own ignorance. He
will merely pity the other's
lack of knowledge.
The conclusion to be made
then is that there is insufficient
knowledge of fraternities and
sororities by the student body,
and vice versa. The fault lies
equally with the students and
with these social groups, for not
seeking to promote mutual
understanding and knowledge.
Quite often, when you can get
people to talk, one at a time,
rather than attempting to out-
• shout each other, they find they
are in mutual agreement on
many things.
—Allen Graves.
St. Andrew's Hall,
UBC Campus.
November 12, 1959.
The Editor,
The Ubyssey.
Dear Sir:
The guest editorial in your
issue of Nov. 10 contained a
short passage which, contrary
to the writer's purpose, indicates him to harbour a certain
particularly narrow-minded- attitude.
First let me say that I happen to know the writer Peter
Outhit personally, and although
I realize that ad hominem
arguments are rightly deplored
I cannot resist stating that I
consider him to be unsuited for
his position. In fact the only
person whom I have observed
to be more poorly suited for
the editorship of a university
paper is our own Al Forrest,
who last year embellished the
pages of The Ubyssey with his
cryptic ■-nonsense and invariably had himself quoted in
bold-face type.
But to the point. The passage concerned was the following: "By far the greatest
amount of graduates become
engineers, scientists or business
men; we call them technicians".
Since I am not in Honours English, it is not the first two glaring errors of usage ("amount"
and "become") but the third
("technicians") which I find
offensive, and this of course for
the implications involved rather than for anything else.
Engineering (for example) is
generally conceded to be a
course of more than average
rigour, with a fairly high failure rate relative to those -of
other faculties. Yet nobody
wants to give the engineering
student- any credit for intellectual effort of achievement.    I
am forced to admit that this
may be due in part to the well-
upheld tradition that engineers
pull a lot of foolish stunts
around campus. The attitude
can probably also be traced to
an unwillingness on the part of
the Artsman to admit the existence of fields of learning which
provide both mind development and financial promise,
while his own is rather unfortunately lacking in the latter.
However, the implied assumption that anyone interested in
maths, physics, etc., tends toward being a narrow-minded
clod probably stems from the
following readily observable
fact: that people who think
this (consciously or otherwise)
don't know anything about
mathematics or technical subjects, and aren't even casually
interested. The humanities indeed make fertile ground for
thought and conversation as
anyone can see. But open your
mouth on a scientific subject
and immediately you are "talking shop" — another reference
to less intellectual forms of
An acquaintance of mine, a
genial chap in a senior year,
looked over my shoulder at the
Library recently as I puzzled
over some problem, and remarked, "Well, well, the man's
doing formulas." An innocuous
comment, but typifying an attitude which becomes tiresome
when it is the only reaction one
ever observes to one's field of
Degusticus non disputandum
est. I personally derive some
satisfaction from the learning of
-subjects like calculus and circuit theory (if I did not, I
should be very foolish to remain in my course). I defy
anyone interested in an argument to convince me that I am
a mere technician compared to
the fellow who grinds out
essays on topics handed to him,
in which he probably isn't
really interested.
Your  truly,
Roger N. Stone,
Electrical Engineering.
3732 West 7th Ave.,
Vancouver, B.C.
To the Editor,
The Ubyssey.
Dear Sir:
The recent debates between
British and Canadian teams
brought to light some interesting differences in Canadian and
British debating skill. The
spontaneous wit and human insight of the two British lads
was offset by the dull, no tone,
colourless, style of their Canadian opponents. This contrast,
I believe, truly reflects the difference between the very much
alive, spanking Britisher and
the near dead, insipid Canadian. I remain sir, yours faithfully, Eric D. Hunter,
Arts I.
The Ubyssey is at all times
glad to print provocative editorial material as long as it is
signed and typewritten. The
deadline for such material is
12:30 p.m. any day.
Opinions expressed in guest
editorials, letters to the editor and editorial columns are
not necessarily those of the
The Ubyssey will not publish letters to the editor unless they are signed and typewritten. Pseudonyms will be
used on occasion, but not unless the author's identity is
known* to the Ubyssey. Friday, November 13, 1959
Qamm tfaAanova
"Oh, where is, that red-headed cocker who stood me up
at the pond yesterday?"
"Well, it's for damn sure she's not in here."
"devil - may - care:
Dancing, swimming, socializing, these are the specialties of
The Illustrious Thunder. His
dance floor "is the campus greenery: the lily pond is his Empire
Pool. Comments on his rollicking social life are not whispered
but shouted in hilarious fashion.
Secret rendezvous with a torrid
bitch are probably frequent but
these wanderings like yours and
mine  remain politely  unsung.
Thunder, although a social
climber, doesn't neglect his book
• work. Those of you who frequent our library will often see
him browsing" contentedly
through  the stacks.
For the unenlightened, Thunder is that handsome Irish setter
who strolls around campus with
a    familiar
gait.      '
We l?r*oposed that he be nominated ,as UBC's official mascot.
If Thunder belongs to anyone he's not saying. As far as
he's concerned, it seems, Thunder belongs to UBC.
(Continued from Page 1)
cannot be disputed.
Meanwhile the student campaign is in full swing.
"We have obtained 6,041 signatures on campus, and 4,500
from Queen's, Western, and Ontario Agricultural College," announced AMS President Meekison yesterday.
"Universities of Toronto and
McMaster will send us their signatures shortly. All signatures
will be microfilmed and sent
out by the end of next week,"
he said.
Television showman Ed Sullivan told the Manitoban, University of Manitoba student
newspaper, Sunday: "Six of the
Hungarian youths who took
part in the 1956 uprising have
been executed in the last three
"They (the Hungarian government) are guilty as hell; tell
that to your university,,' he
said during the telephone interview.
"We now have all their
names, what they eat, even
when they feed them (those
awaiting trial).
"We even have the name of
their "hangman," he said.
Faced with denials of some
New York Hungarians, he demanded: "All you have to do
is present them alive. Murder is
ho longer an internal affair,
and this situation clamors for
He said that his factual information would be released
oyer major wire services later
this week.
: It is also heard that Ed Sullivan was refused entry visa to
Hungary when it was found
that he wished to visit jails and
concentration camps during a
planned .visit there.
The Communist Government
charged the following with "Participation in the counter-revolution in 1956 or in some activity
after that organizing against the
present order  of   society".
OVER 500,000
1247 Granville Street MU 2-3019
The victims were executed
24 hours -after their sentences.
These our martyrs:
Zoltan Ardacski, born 1938,
industrial apprentice.
Belam Ballege, born 1936, industrial apprentice.
Gahor Both, born 1929, engineer.
Andras Borcsok, born 1935,
Endre Danos, born 1938, student of chemistry.
Laszlo Deak, born 1935, theological student.
Pal Dienes, born 1934, turner.
Istvan Felszegi, born 1936,
law student.
Oszkar Fertsek, born 1935,
drilling technician.
Karoly Forro, born 1936,
Laszlo Gandiko, bom 1929,
Sandor Gorecz, born 1929,
works-leading   engineer.
Jeno Horvath, born 1938,
assistant surveyor.
Lajos Istvanfi, born 1936,
Adam Krajcsik, born 1934,
oil technician.
Daniel Krisko, born 1939,
Dome Kubicza, born 1935,
Ignac Ladas, born 1934, oil
Lorant LipowetZ,. born 1929,
Bela Reznyei, born 1938, ironworker. %
Elek Sandor, born 1937, tech-
Arpad   Schuller,   born   1937,
Karoly   Sejbal,    born   1935,
workman. *
Janos   Stefanics,   born   1937»
Gyula   Szarnyas,   born   l£|35,
motor  mechanic.
Jozsef Szasz, born 1937, technician.
Erno    Szedres,    born    1937,
Robert    Szilasi,    born    1935,
Aladar   Tamas,    born    1937,
technical student.
Endre   Zarnyika,  born   1937,
industrial apprentice.
Gaspar   Zel'enka,  born   1935,
student of chemistry.
—Taken from fhe Hungariaa
Guardian,  September,  1959,     ,
At Large
Four Coca - Cola cylinders,
valued at $26 apiece were removed sometime on Sunday,
November 8 from the armouries.
These tanks are useless without
the proper dispensers, but they
are extremely dangerous. Each
cylinder contains pressure of
950 lbs. per sq. in. and are likely
to explode if they are tampered
Will the party responsible return the tanks or would anyone
having any information please
contact John Goodwin in the
Council Office, Brock Hall.
the   Second   of  Four  Film Classics
Acclaimed by BrusselFs Film Festival as the
Greatest Film Ever Made.
Story of the Mutiny on Battleship Potemkin
during Russian Revolution of 1905
Mon.# 8 p.m. - Tues., 3:30 & 8 p.m.
U.B.C. AUDITORIUM    -    75c or PASS
43rd   Annual   Fall   Production
Romanoff and Juliet
November 12th, 13th and 14th   -   8:30 p.m.
Tickets $1.25 - Students 50c
^^^^^mmmmmammum ' -^in ^
At Modern Music or A.M.S. fAm 3PVR
Friday, November 13, 1^9
The Crucible Burns Brightly
The recent television adaptation   of. Arthur   Miller's   THE
" CRUCIBLE1, presented on ©cto-
- ber2fith,; over   the -CBC   net-
' worfe.'was^ surely one of ;the
i tne s.t 'dTainaticr:productions
shownohthe medium for.some
tiiwT^Tbr try to'find serious
fault with the presentation is
certainly to quibble. Good
judgment was used in adapting
the play which of necessity had
to be. shorter than the original:
The story flowed naturally
with a fast, unflagging tempo
. and with no noticeable lack of
Most countries  have  known
the terror of unjust persecution.
. England   had   her   Cromwell,
France   her   Robespierre,   and
America her Salem witch-hunters.    Unfortunately,    America
did not learn her lesson from
Salem, and as recently as a few
years ago permitted a  vicious
persecution of suspected Com-
, munists. It is well known that
| Mr. Miller wrote THE CRUCIBLE as a protest against 'Mc-
. Cartheyism',  and  the  type *of
4( emotional climate  that   couid
! r produce sufch an evil. Whether
*'( pr not he succeedecHn influene-
■; ing public opinion is debatable,
'  'but, even without its political
• ', implications, his play "stands by
itself   as   excellent   entertain-
.njent,   as   well   as   a   powerful
;Iintfifetijient of ignorance and injustice:
:;3*o  adapt a  play  like   THE
CRUCIBLE, which is not padded* with unnecessary cnarac-
, ters    and    dialogue,    requires
tgreat skill, and much credit is
rdue to Mr. Mavor Moore for his
sensitive    and    discriminating
vwprk. Some sections had to be
cut,  and regardless  of  which
were  chosen,   criticism  would
inevitably  be   forthcoming.   It
is unfortunate that one of the
original   characters,  Corey
Giles, was discarded; although
his part was small, it was most
: significant in that he unwittingly condemned his wife, the un-
'■ .fortunate woman whose only
crime was. extensive reading,
and for the painfully tragic way
; in which he died for refusing
to answer to the indictment, so
that his treasured farm would
not be lost to his sons. Also,
much of the dialogue concerning the Putnams was deleted,
with the result that they did
not emerge as bitter, land-
grabbing people with the typical bigotries and stupidities Of
their time, and this ommission
tended to weaken the accusa-
•i tion against Rebecca Nurse that
she bad murdered their children. The character of the Reverend Parris could have been
" more clearly delineated; the
hypocritical, materialistic side
of him was neglected, which
meant that Proctor's disrespect
of him and his ministry was not
so well founded as in Miller's
original. However, these criticisms are directed more towards
the medium, which demands a
shorter play than was the original, rather than towards the
adaptor, who was forced to cut
a play already so incisive that
it could not afford deletions.
The dialogue closely followed
.   the ojtfginal, and it was grati-
1 lying ;to note that the strong,
direct, and graphic  language
of the Miller's work was neither cut nor diluted, but was
allowed to stand so that it*
might give authenticity and
strength that might otherwise
have been lost.
Mr, Harvey Hart, the director-producer, was successful in
preserving the mood of the play
To show the titles against the
background of the forest scene
(a scene that was only implied
in: the . original) was a happy
stroke, and set the mood of
hysteria, wildness, and impending horror, from the beginning.
This mood was sustained
throughout the production, and
was intensified to a very high
degree at the end of the first
act, when the frenzied girls,
screamed random accusations
of witchcraft, and the churchmen gloried in blasphemous
thanksgiving. Gloomy sets,
sombre lighting, and a peculiar
and unnerving score conveyed
the tone of the bleak rigorous,
and uncertain times, with their
undertones of mounting terror.
The jail scenes, cleverly shot
', from the perspective of the sgib-
bet; foretold the inevitable tragi
edyj Although not a part of the
i original, the dungeon scene
added to the frightfullness of
the jail. The only really weak
scene was that in which Abigail
pretended to see Mary Warren,
in" the "guise-of a great bird,,
attacking her. As this scene was
shot from, the rafters, where the
bird was supposed to be, the
voices of Abigail and her insane
sisters were not clearly audible.
Anyone who had not read the
play might have been confused,
and at a loss to understand how
this invention of Abigail's completely crushed Mary into submission. Had this scene been
shot from Abigail's perspective,
it would have been much more
pointed. Notwithstanding this
particular instance of lack of
clarity, the crises mounted with
a horror reminiscent of Shirley
Jackson's THE LOTTERY, in a
relentless procession of twisted
cause and terrifying effect. At
no point was Mr. Hart unfaithful to the mood of the original.
The brilliant cast gave vigour
and credibility to Mr. Miller's
characters. Where they did not
emerge so well-rounded as in
the original, it was nearly always the fault of the deletions
in the script, and not of the
actor. As Abigail Williams, the
girl who resorted to fraudulent
witchcraft to effect the death
of Elizabeth Proctor, Ann
Wedgeworth was perfectly cast.
Through her, Abigail was seen
as the essence of evil, from the
first scene in which she wildly
drinks blood as she mutters her
curse, to her last scene, in which
she stands viciously triumphant
in her exoneration. Miss
Wedgeworth's every gesture,
look, and inspoken thought,
show the brilliant dissembling
and single-minded lust of Abigail; if her brilliant skill in
manouevering the other girls
had not been conveyed, the
play might have had its shaky
moments. Leslie Nielson and
Diane Maddox gave faultless
performances as John and
Elizabeth Proctor, around
whom the play revolved: they
revealed themselves gradually
and   deftly   as   their  trial   by
ordeal brought them from'deep
self-deception   to   equally   intimate  self-knowledge.  Through
Mr. Nielson, John was  clearly
seen — a man conscious of his
weakness and what he oonsid-
ered his sinfullness, who came
to   realize   his   strength.   And
Miss Maddox presented an unforgettable Elizabeth, a woman
certain   of   her   strength,   yet
tragically inhibited  and  inferiority - comp ex    ridden,     who
finally realized her weakness,
and   thereby,   a   new   kind  of
strength. As the impressionable
and unstable housemaid of the
Proctors   Mary   Warren's   part
was perfectly cast. This actress
conveyed the terror of the girl
as John Proctor frightened her
into confessing the fraud, and
as Abigail threatened her into
prolonging it: she was superb in
the scene in which Mary Warren reached her breaking point
—   completely   routed  by   the
opposing   forces   of  John   and
Abigail, her weak mind snapped, and with it went all hope
for   the   victims.   Perhaps   the
most; disappointing }|haracter-
izatiob- was that of the Reverend   Parris.   As   pointed   out
above, this-part was cut rather
drastically,   and   Parris   came
through as a weak and selfish
man whose prime interest was
his  own good  name.  That he
came through at all was due to
Mr. John  Draney's  competent
portrayal.  The  actress  cast  as
Tituba, the servant whom Parr '
ris had brought from Barbados,
did an excellent job of conveying the fearful, age-old superstition of her race which could
come second only to the superstition   of   the   Massachusetts
clergy.    As   Judge    Danforth,
Douglas Campbell gave a powerful portrayal of a man whose
relentless   pursual of  his   Victims was his driving force. He
took refuge under the law and
its so-called justice,  he  disregarded   evidence   (even   such
strong evidence as the flight of
Abigail) and  literally  thirsted
for blood with the single-mind-
edness of — shall we say of a
McCarthey?   With only a  few
words   and   an   understanding
smile at the ailing Betty; the
acress who portrayed Rebecca
Nurse deftly established the old
woman's  strength and saintli-
ness. And by his agonizing support of Proctor and his painfully abortive attempts to free
his wife, Francis Uurse personified the helplessness of the victims.    As  the Reverend Hale,
the  man   of   little   knowledge
who found truth too late, Mr.
Douglas Rain gave the best performance   of   the   production.
Not to detract from Mr. Rain's
acting  ability,   it  is   only fair
to say that Hale was perhaps
the most vivid character of the
play. Rain was very convincing
as  he   portrayed   Hale's   early
fanatical   religious   zeal   with
nothing   less than   inspiration,
and he later showed with sensitivity   his profound   concern
at  having   to   sign   the death
warrant  of Rebecca  Nurse,  a
person he had always respected. When, convince*! of fraud,
Hale tried to persuade the vic-
: trms, for whom he ielt respons
ible, to lie to save their lives,
his sincerity and anxiety were
clearly evident in Mr. Rain's
work. And, at the end, when
he was still begging Elizabeth
to influence her husband, his
weariness, defeat, and hopelessness were particularly telling.
It is doubtful that Miller meant
Hale to personify public opinion which becomes conscious
of its own stupidity too late to
stop the ensuing disastrous
chain of events — yet in some
indefinable way, Mr. Rain's
Hale managed to do this.
It is not to be expected that
a play in itself could stop or
forestall the evils of persecution. "The Crucible," in its television adaptation, however did
present an unforgettable picture of the bigotted prejudiced,
vengeance-hungry and strangely guilt-ridden people responsible for one of the most disgraceful persecutions of all
time. That these traits persist
in modern America is_borne out
by the fact that the descendants
of the unjustly condemned vie*
tim's have never been able to
erase the^ criminal record of
jtheir ancestors, and also by the
fact that a modern vicious, and
master witch:huhter was allowed to indulge himself in an
equally unjust persecution. Miller's intent was to influence
people so that "they might recognize the dangerous traits
which nourished the seeds of
persecution, and feel something
of the terror so completely that
no one could fail to be aware
of them. Whether or not "The
Crucible" — or any other play,
if it came to that — could
succeed in forcing one to recognize these dangers in one's
self, however, is another
—Margaret A. Parker
UN Model
The United Nations Club held
a model UN General Assembly
in Brock Hall at noon yesterday.
The resolution proposed was
that "any matter concerning the
right of those who live in a
colonial territory to national independence is a matter of international -concern and, conse
quently, does not come within
the meaning of the words
"domestic jurisdiction" as used
in Article 2, para. 7 of the UN
Charter and is not thus excluded
from the jurisdiction of the
United Nations."
The meeting was presided
over by Professor C. B. Bourne.
Peter Casson spoke about the
immense problem of refugees in
the world today, and appealed
for financial help.
The Representative of Ghana
was then called on to propose
the resolution.
The Representative of the
USSR entirely agreed with the
He proposed that the resolution be amended.
The    French    Representative
We have just received a
calendar from the Oxford University Press which lists the
various books that will be available during the fall and winter
of 1959-1960. This calendar
covers a wide range of material, some of which is mentioned
Canada in World Affairs:
James Eayrs. In his book, Dr.
Eayrs discusses Canada's relations with the communist world
with special attention to the
aftermath of the Hungarian
revolution, to new developments in' the Atlantic Alliance,
to SEATO, and to the Indo-
Chinese truce commissions. He
also deals with the relationship
between Canada and the United
States concerning the issues of
American investment, the Columbia River dispute, and continental defence. Canada's position in the Commonwealth and
the United Nations is also discussed.
The Prodigal Son: James
Kirvup. This book of Kirvup's
poems reflects the fact that he
has travelled a great deal both
in* Europe and Oriental Asia.
Hi.s literary genius is even
more enhanced by personal experiences that give his latest
poetry a new seriousness and
The Speeches of Charles
Dickens: Ed. K. J. Fielding. The
first collection of Dicken's
speeches was printed in 1870,
and since then there have been
several reproductions. The most
recent of these was put out in
the Nonesuch Works in 1937-
38. This work contained 65 reports, where Fielding's. book
contains 115.
Fielding has attempted t°
portray Dickens as he appeared
to his contemporaries, and this
edition gives its account of his
career as the most popular
spokesman of the mid-Victorians, in the belief that a man's
public speeches may sometimes
be as revealing as his private
James Joyoe: Richard Ell-
man. This biography of Joyce
is the first to appear since his
death. It presents Joyce as son,
lover, husband, and father —
but always as a writer. Although the author's principle
approach is chronological, his
method is in some way thematic; each chapter is a place in
time, and a state of mind. Narratively, by reports of conversation, by many published and
unpublished letters, by anecdote, and by comment, Mr.
Ellman captures the personality
of one of the most elusive of
contemporary writers. To gather material for his book, Mr.
Ellman travelled to Dublin,
London, Zurich, Trieste, Paris,
and many other cities. He
talked to Joyce's immediate
family, and to an old blind man
"who knew all sorts in Dublin."
This book is as fascinating as
Joyce himself.
then fold the assembly that the
original resolution would, if
adopted, necessitate a change in
the UN Charter.
Finally, a vote was taken, first
on the amended resolution,
which was defeated by 25 votes
to 11, then on the original resolution, which lost, 16 to 14. -Friday, November 13, 1959
Students' Council set a new
record for efficiency Monday
night when the weekly meeting ended at 8:15.
The main reason for this
seems to have been that there
were  no  arguments.
There was no Campus Clodhoppers Club present demanding a supplementary grant for
more clod-hopping equipment
to raise the cultural level of the
There were no fundamental
constitutional debates; there
were no personal arguments
about Greek societies or any"
other societies; there were no
petitions demanding more space
for Obesity Club because its
members take up more space
than the members of other clubs
or any other such fol-de-rol.
Nothing was operating to hold
up the meeting. The minutes
of almost every committee were
passed quickly and with relatively little questioning.
A couple of reports were received and the meeting was
Perhaps a more important
reason for this early adjournment was : the fact that councillors were having some sort of
a social function downtown.
For this reason they wanted
to get away early.
It just goes to prove—-where
there's   a  will   there's   a   way!
*  *  *
' In the minutes of the Brock
Management Committee it was
stated that the Ubyssey is being
allocated only four of the seven
reconditioned typewriters recently purchased.
Apparently other groups have
requested, or may, in the future
request a typewriter.
It seems that the committee
does not understand the needs
of this newspaper.
Perhaps we can enlighten
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On   the day   of   printing,   reporters assemble at 12:30 when
hey are given their assignments
for the day.
Soon afterwards the charming staff stampedes out of the
office anxious to give good
coverage to the various campus
The return in an hour or
perhaps two knowing that they
have a story to write that will
require somewhere between a
half hour and two hours of slaving over a steaming typewriter.
They also know another
thing. They tfaow that the
rearline for copy is 3:30 because it has to be at the printers
by  4:30.
Let's look at Joe Schnook,
cub reporter. He staggers into
the office at 2:30 with a big
story on the drinking habits of
the North American red jacket
locked under his greasy scalp.
He has an hour to write his
story before  deadline.
"Just enough time," he thinks
to  himself.     "I'll just sit down
at -a typewriter and—" he looks
around—no  typewriter.
,   The news staff is using two;
the critics editor is using one
and his reporter is using another; the editor is writing the
editorial on his typewriter; and
the sports department is trying
to get by with the broken one.
There are six more reporters
to come in and all the typewriters are 'in use.
Well, the story usually ends
this way. Joe's story is the
feature story and requires a lot
of work. He finally finishes
about quarter to five. The copy
arrives late at the printers and
causes them to have to work
overtime to get the paper out.
This raises he cost of the
edition and the co-ordinator of
publications sqawks about it.
The whole business can be
traced back to too few typewriters.
fcomjaywffl and Qjudisd
The first night of ROMANOFF AND JULIET, that
sparkling Ustinov comedy,
went off last night in a manner that should have pleased
even the most tilted-nosed of
those who maintain that they
haven't seen a decent play since
they left London, or New York,
or wherever it was. Under Ian
Thome's, superb direction, the
General President of the most
delightful state in Europe marshalled his forces to cater to
the whims of ambassadors and
lovers, even arranging for an
additional miracle to take place
in a lshd where so many happen all the time. If you like
good theatre that is distinctly
superior to so much that takes
place in Vancouver, then you'll
buy your passport (50 cents to
students, $1.25 to others) at
AMS, at Modern Music, or at
the door. There are very few
and citizens of one of the smaller European states prepare to
welcome their tourist trade.
Here's why you can
a profitable career with
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Edmonton use the products of Canada's forests and
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high-quality supplies of organic chemicals, cellulose,
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A.—Our engineering department Is one of the largest and most diversified in Canada. We have technical and professional services . . . extensive laboratory facilities for operational quality control of
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Friday, November 13, 1959
Upstart Theater
Expands In Arts
To Wed In
Fred Wood
(Ubyssey Staff Writer)
The Department of Theater
conducts classes which make
UBC one of the very few Canadian Universities able to
offer a B.A. with a Theater
Major. By its operation of the
Frederic Wood Theater on
campus, moreover, the department makes UBC the only university in North America with
a theater producing an annual
programme of plays.
This smallest school in the
Arts Faculty is headed by
Miss Dorothy Somerset, assisted by Dr. Donald Soule
and Technical Director Darwin
Payne. It came into existence
in 1958 with four courses in
various branches of theatre
work, but finds its beginnings'"
in 1945, the year the Department of English first offered
credit for two theatre courses.
With five courses being held
this year, and a sixth planned
for 1960, Miss Somerset hopes
to be able to offer, within
five years, a masters degree
in Theatre. This will be the
first time such a degree will
be available in Canada.
Aside from the classes, the
main work of the department
is in the operation of the
Fredric Wood Theatre. Consisting of two renovated army
huts at the foot of University
Boulevard, the Freddie Wood
presents classical, experimental, special interest, and original plays. One of these last, a
comedy called the "Dinosaur's
Wedding" written and directed by Dr. Soule, will he performed as the third of the
five yearly productions of the
theatre. Already this year,
Ibsen's "Little Eyolf" has been
While the Workshop Production illustrated above, is
put oh with.a student cast and
Cdirected by a member of the
pepartment of Theatre, the
Freddie Wood productions
have professional actors, with
some top-flight amateurs, and
professional directors. The last
gets what Miss Somerset described as, "a small fee," but
the actors are unpaid. They
come to learn and increase
their skill by conforming to
the high standard of quality
demanded by the theatre. This
situation is unique, as far as
university groups go, in the
whole of North America, according to Dr. Soule.
But the Department of
Theatre could not function
without its stage crews, and
these are trained by Technical Director Darwin Payne.
An example of the usefulness
and extent of such training is
found in Bob Dubberley, a
theatre student who picked
up so-much experience working in the Freddie Wood, on
lights, sets, and other aspects
of technical work, that he has
' been Assistant Stage Manager
for two years at the Vancou-
' ver International festival. ■
Features? They'r
It's yours.
This faculty features page will appear weekly throughout the year, with each faculty receiving equal coverage.
It may be regarded as a substitute to faculty editions,
but some faculties will put out faculty editions as well.
The purpose of this features page is to give publicity
to all faculties. By using mainly Ubyssey features writers,
we hope  to achieve objective and unbiased writing.
However, any students or faculty members interested
in writing guest articles for their faculty page are urged
to contact the Features Editor. We will welcome you;
come and see us.
, MARGO THOMPSON, John Brighton, Tony Churchill
and Gerry Guest are shown in a scene from "The Birds",
last year's Workshop Production. This year the Theatre
Department will present Shaw's -'Arms and the Man".
Modern Sculpture
Brightens Buchanan
By SANDY CHOWNE (Ubyssey Features Writer)
Five pieces of sculpture decorate the courtyard of the
Buchanan Building. AH have been done by members of "the
North-West Institute of ScuJptoreiand are cai loon here ^for
one year. At the end of that time, they will be either bought
or exchanged for others.
Besides the pieces in the courtyard, we own three others.
One is "Mother and Child", by George Norris, which is located
between the Library and Physics Building. Another, the study
in "Three Forms", in front of the Forestry and Geology Building, was purchased three years ago. The last is the work in
International House, purchased two years ago.
The display in Buchanan has
a  three-fold  purpose.  It  is the
show   case  for  the   sculptor,  it
decorates the quad, and it helps
the  student  to  develop  an  ap- .
preciation and understanding of
The "Figure" of the old man
at the northern end of the courtyard was done by Jack Harman,
a native of Vancouver.  It is  a
massive piece of cast stone and
stands   67  inches   high.   Priced
at $600, it is the most expensive
work on campus.
The    head    of    the    Asiatic
Woman   is   set   back  from   the
quad against the Administration
Building. It is also of cast stone,
but  only  48  inches  high.   This
was  done   by   a   German,   Otto
Fischer-Credo, who has resided
in  Vancouver  only six  months.
Moving south from the Head,
we come upon David Marshall's
"Barred  Figure,"   made   of  red
cedar. Marshall is a member of
the B.C. Society of Artists and
has   exhibits   of   his   work   in
London,   Toronto,  Victoria  and
Near the door of the administration building is Peter Och's
"Jazz Band," a symphony of red
cedar   and   metal.   Och   is   also
German, but has been in Canada
since 1952. His aim is the basic
language of forms.
Och's "B.C. Festival Figure"
' is located in the centre of the
courtyard in atfctural settmg'of
shrubs and trees.
Artsmen Learn
To Understand
society nor revolutionize its
outlook. His total development
as, a rational human being is
given secondary importance.
The   Faculty   of   Commerce
stimulates  neither the  intellec-
By SHEILA FARRINGTON (Ubyssey Features Writer)
"No man," says Shaw, "can be a pure specialist without
being in the strict sense an idiot."
Education in tbe humanities provides breadth, as well as
depth, of understanding.
The Artsman's goal is intellectual enlightenment and integrity.
The enlightenment equips him to cope with the world more adequately and imaginatively. In studtng a broad range of subjects,
he attempts to view life in its entirety.
Such applied fields of study tual nor the creative capacities
as Agriculture and Engineering of the student but rather, trains
develop one aspect of the stu- him to blindly accept the status
dent's intellect so he can make quo. .
a "practical" contribution to Unfortunately, few peopfe
society. His contribution will iind happiness; in knowledge for,
not improve the attitude of the  its own sake. This, according to ;
Dr. Savery, head of the Department of ■ Philosophy, is because
society has declared that material luxury and security are more
satisfying t h a n intellectual
Luxury and security are made
easy by engineers, architects,
aggies, and the like, but they
contribute nothing to better the
social world in which they live.
However, the desire for security leads to conformity which,
ultimately, leads to decadence
and sterility.
The medical student is encouraged to undertake revolutionary investigation because his
findings may save human life.
The student of the humanities
is discouraged from original
thought because he may find
cures for social ills.
To avoid any misunderstanding, we of the Features
Department would like to
make a statement of intention.
We went into this feature
impartially but with minds
cluttered by vile rumors
brayed about by Honorable
Redshirts. which misrepresent
the  Artsman.
Contrary to popular rumor,
, the literate Artsman also appreciates the  finer  things of
life.    There is even a scarce
breed   known   as   the   Arts-
woman,   and  one of  our   reporters   found  an   Arts   type
■ who claimed he was able - to
demolish forty beers.
THE HEAD of the Asiatic Woman radiates a quiet
power and dignity. The sculptor, Otto-Fischer-Credo, is a
recent arrival to Vancouver.  His  work  is  renowned jin
Europe anti-h^; is .qtticMy   becoming -popular   in   North-
Ajnerfca:- ^ : '   :-: ' v\':^ '-.  '■■'" 1 Y SS E Y
Friday, November 13, 1959
All For You
Pharmacy is up next, followed by Law and Theology.
sr faculties will appear next term.
So this week, it's Arts.
Arts, the largest faculty on campus.
Arts,  accounting for 5,172 students, more  than half
entire UBC enrollment.
Arts,   the. faculty   of   the   philosopher,  the   historian,
Votes of thanks are extended to the ASUS executive
heir co-operation with our writers. A special bouquet
ssed to the defender of the Artsman, Bruce McColl.
This is your page. We hope you like it.
Big Brother Hears
Language Students
Special Events
By SANDY CHOWNE (Ubyssey Features Writer)
Culture' en catwpus in the fields of music,  poetry and
s greatly stimulated through efforts of the Special Events
At noon today, Susanna and Jose, probably the greatest
leaf Sjianish dancers in the world, will perform in the
itoriom. This is only one example of the great artists
gfit to campus by the committee.
SERIOUS ATTENTION is shown on faces of language
students in the laboratory. U.B.C.'s lab is the largest in
Western Canada and was installed last year at & cost of
resentatives of students
acuity of all North-West
rsities attend a corrfer-"-
sach spring in Seattle in
4p draw up -their schedl«
Ms©,. Special Events lines
iiting p«rforrrrfers-o;nd lb-
lent.   ;-'-..
?ver* mosfdf the events
•-sponsored, for instance,
na and=Jose, is sponsored
te Arts; El Circulo, Dance
and Special Events.
>     regular    Wednesday
hour concerts are an im-
nt part Of Special Events'
These   are  also   spon-
=by Fine  Arts and the
ct Wednesday, 'Nov. 18,
«W, Ernest Friedlander
ynthe Humphreys on the
, cello and viola respec-
. will play a trio in C
by Beethoven and a
rn' work, to be an-
■ last rroon-hour concert
s term, Nov. 25, will
•e the Glazer Sisters, vio-
d cello, and Irene Rosen-
piano, playing trios by
r and Milhoud.
cial Events, like most of
ler clubs and committees,
it on a grant from the
i. However, if the event
•-sponsored, the other
>r clubs pay part of the
For example, the music
•tment pays for part of
/ednesday Noon - Hour
t only is Special Events
rned with music. For the
of Ntsy. 2Si the contem-
■y British poet. Barker,
be. on campus. He will
poetry and excerpts from
e*natr*>"Dead Seagulls",
vieitlc -ht^i^jm, tbe,i«os-
new group started this term
by Dr. Steinberg and the Special Events Committee.
Also, on Nov. 20, Bela Nagy,
the,, gamous Hungarian pianist, will play modern piano
sonatas by Lizt, Bartok and
Kddaly.      - .-   _
:-■■; Two symphony concerts, a
15-year-old pianist and a.film
. and talk on Red China are
lined up for next term, besides the regular Wednesday
NaOn-Hour Concerts.
Sciencemen Slave
RELAXATION? Or Meditation? Atypical Arts student
isshown in his native surroundings, the Buchanan Building
-fstttdy hall. Protests are beard daily from Arts students; re-
-ngaxding; overcrowded conditions.
In Slavic Studies
By SHEILA FARRINGTON (Ubyssey Features Writer)
The obvious world importance of the USSR has resulted
in the doubling of. enrollment in the Department of Slavonic
Studies in the last two years.
Most of the nine hundred students in the Department are
studying the Russian language. Science students, especially,
are anxious to gain a reading knowledge of Russian so that
they can keep up with all the latest periodicals on astronomy,
chemistry, geology and physics.
Other courser, offered in
Slavonics include the history
of Russia, Soviet economic
ory, Russian literature and
comparative Slavonic philology.
The demand for people with
a substantial knowledge of
Slavonic culture and language
is ten times as great as it was
a decade ago. There are numerous teaching opportunities
in both Canadian and American universities.
Russian is being taught in
many American high schools
and it is being introduced irr
Ontario schools. It may not
be long before it will De an
accepted part of the high
school curriculums throughout
The B.A. degree may be obtained in two different ways,
depending on the preference of
the individual. These two methods  are  outlined below.
A student may approach the
B.A. degree either in a General
Or Honours Course. The General
Course allows a person to obtain his B.A. through a broad
general education in -several
■- fields without specialization in
, any one of them;
(Ubyssey Features Writer)
More than 1000 Arts
students per week p a r d d e
through the Language department's newest brain-child, the
Language Lab, in order to improve their pronunciation in
French, German, Italian, Spanish or Slavonic languages.
Located on the first floor of
the Buchanan Building, this
lab contains 40 sound-proof
booths, fully equipped with
mikes, ear-phones and magnetic tapes.
It was installed a year ago
at a cost of over $20,000 and
is the largest of its kind in
Western Canada. The University of Alberta is second in
line with 20 booths', while all
the-other Eastern Universities
lag far behind, having less
than 10.
The idea pf Language Labs
was first initiated during the
last war when it was necessary to teach servicemen going:
overseas the rudiments of a
language quickly  and   easily.'
After the war it was introduced in universities and has
now become a recognized device, even so much that foreign students learning English use it.
In a typical exercise, a recorded text is played and
piped into each booth. There
is a pause after each phrase,
in which the student repeats
what he has heard into his
own microphone. After the
instructional record is concluded, he plays back both
the master and his own copy,
' when he compares them carefully and notes his errors.
At the end of the period the
discs can be erased by holding
a small magnet over them as
they rotate. The fact that only
the instructor can hear
avoids any inhibitions which
slow down normal classroom,
Aside from being beneficial
from the repititious standpoint, the student also learns
to exercise self-criticism.
The labs are useful not only
for pronunciation, since the
student has a book of common
questions and answers. In this
way he also learns the grammar.
There is a two-way monitoring system, so the instructor can correct the student as
soon as the mistake is made.
However, the lab can only
accommodate 1500 students
per week so a large majority
of those studying languages
is. excluded.
"In the future," stated Mr.
R. J. Gregg, head of the Romance Department, "we hope
to expand enough to be able
to cater to. a large number of
those taking languages."      ...t PAGE EIGHT
Friday, November 13, 1959
The annual Stonehedge Rugby
classic was played Thursday despite the mammoth incompetence
of the two teams of combatents.
Stonehedge Rugby is a savage
contest dating back to the earliest stoneages.
It was played today with a
football, but can be played with
almost any type of missile from
soft stones on up.
Two teams are also required,
though no number of players is
ever specified, and the teams are
usually   unequal,   in   terms
numbers alone if not in skill.
Each team tries to move the
ball over the other teams goal
line, but Stonehedge Rugby
is marked as is no other contest,
by a complete lack of rules and
In other words, anything goes,
and it usually does.
A rough and tumble Mussoc
14 Thursday eked out a close
6 to 0 victory over nine struggling Players Club representatives.
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All games will take place at
the War Memorial Gym. .
^:30—UBC   ferayes   vs.   Lord
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8:30-r-Thunderbirds   vs.   Deit-
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Birds Ready For
Big Weekend Game
Jack Pomfret's Thunderbirds are preparing for their biggest
weekend so far in their run for first place honours in the
Senior "A" League.
The Birds take on Dietrich-Collins Friday night at the
Memorial Gym, and journey to Alberni Saturday to play the
Athletics. D.c>s Big Hur(Ue
At the moment, the Collins team appears to be the Birds'
biggest hurdle. The machinery men romped to a 15 point victory over the Athletics last Saturday in the Island city, and
are in peak shape already.
Coach Pomfret plans to work on everything in an effort
to upset the Collins boys. "They have a tremendous team again
this year, and are head-and-shoulders above us in experience.
Right now we've got to rely entirely on hustle and spirit." The
team seemed to have plenty of both Saturday against Eilers.
3ut Pomfret is worried about whether it is enough. "They've
got a lot cf depth. That Eddy Wild is a tremendous ballplayer.
And they've got Brian Upson, and Pickell, and Mike Fraser . ."
Pomfret Praises
Pomfret went on praising these players. "Mike Fraser is -a
great shot. And I don't know how well contain Wild." He
thought that his boys could hold Pickell, but when they concentrate on stopping him, Wild and Upson et al take over on
the outside. "Pick will love these new rules," he continued,
''they're right up his alley."
He talked about the rules, too. "Saturday we were really
having trouble. We'd set screens and they would roar by and
knock our guy off his feet. And then we'd be called for walking." He said this screen business was going to be really tough
on the referees. "It's hard enough to call blocks without these
rougher' rules." Need Good Sub
Pomfret turned to his team for a moment. "Our biggest
need is a good irent-hne sub, someone like Dave Dumaresq.
Jack Lusk is doing a good job now, but . . ." He plans to work
on some offensive manoeuvers for Friday night. "I figure we
played about 10 minutes of real good ball on Saturday," he
added. "We've got good rebounding (Birds 121, opponents 81
in the last two outings) and we're shooting well (37% average),
but we're really going to have to work against Dietrich-Collins
:o beat them."    • Birds in First -      !
And so the Birds, go into the weekend in first place, but
having played one more game than the rest of the teams. A
.weep this weekend would give the Birds a comfortable cushion
to lean back on in the tough grind before Christmas. Remember, Friday's game is at 8:30 at the Memorial Gym, with a
preliminary game at 6:30.
Braves Meet Byng
In the preliminary,, UBC Braves meet highly regarded
Lord Byng High in what promises to be a very entertaining
game. Braves take on North Surrey High Saturday at UBC,
before the Leaf's-Eilers game.
Absent-minded Professor
Not so absent-minded when you get
right down to it. He remembered the
most important item—the Coke! Yes,
people will forgive you almost anything
if you just remember to bring along
their favorite sparkling drink—ice-cold
Coca-Cola. Do have another, professor!
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Canadian Final Tomorrow
Gnup's Boys
U.B.C. Thunderbirds left
Vancouver International Airport Wednesday afternoon riding on the wings of the WCIAU
football championship.
They are winging to Toronto
to   compete   for   the   Churchill
Cup, emblematic  of supremacy
in Canadian college football.
Play Strong Western Team
The eastern representatives
are the strong Western Ontario
Mustangs, who walloped Queens
55-J.3, last Saturday.
. Coach Frank Gnup took 29 of
his stalwarts to Toronto for the
big game.
The offensive squad will be
led by signal caller Jon Morris,
who is back on' the active list
after two games off with a foot
His backfield will consist of
perennial leader Jack Henwood,
Jim Olafson, the outstanding
back in the Homecoming game,
and powerful fullback Roy
New Offence
Bruce McCallum will start at
Wingback or as a second fullback on the offence that Coach
Gnup comes up with in his attempt to baffle the Mustangs.
Dave Barker will start at end
and   handle   the   place-kicking
• «hores.
Defensive duties will rest on
the strong shoulders of middle
guard Doug-Mitchell, line hackers Gear^eHoar: and Bill Craw-
iord and the rest of the "Birds'
strong defensive" front wall.
Homecoming Recap
. After the Homecoming game
gafavel - voiced coach, Frank
G&up was worrying out loud
about the weak pass defence and
tip lack of outside speed that
has   hampered   his   squad   all
"Birds spent many hours last
week wiorking on a new pass
• They are underdogs in this
game but Gnup has come up
ivSm some new wrinkles that
nSay win for them.
Long Passes
.'Gnup's main worry is stop-
ping long passes. According to
lineman Doug Mitchell 'Birds
have had only three touchdowns scored against them along
the ground this season.
The return of Gordy Olafson to active duly will
strengthen the pass defense.
A   bright   spot   for    Gnup
Saturday was  the passing of
jack    Henwood.      If    Morris
has trouble moving the squad
Henwood   may   lake  over   at
The team should be in good
shape for the big contest if they
have been paying  attention  to
Father Gnup's sermons. He was
careful   to   warn   them   of   the
evils  of  liquor  and late  hours
after the Homecoming game.
Western Has Big Offence
The 55 points that Western
Ontario racked up on Saturday
shouldVhaVe awed them into following Gnup's counsel. Jim
Olafson was converted:. "Any
team that can score 55 points
in one game must be tough,"
Jie said/
Some     so-called     experts
think  that   'Birds   haven't   a
chance,  but  if   Frank   Gnup
_£>     has anything to say about it
Varsity's Marg Bains drives into scoring position in Thursday's grass hockey encounter which Varsity won 3-0 over U.B.C. —Photo by Earle Olsen.
the Churchill Cup will be at
UBC  next  week.
These 29 'Birds will carry the
banner; of UBC against Western
Ontario Saturday. The game begins at 11:00 a.m. our time.
Starting Lineups
Starting ends will be Barker
and John Barbarie. Tackles will
be Crawford and Paul Donald;
guards, Paul, Perron and Jim
Beck; centre, George Hoar. The
backfield will be Jon Morris,
Jack Henwood", Jim! Olafson,
Roy Bianco and Bruce McCallum.
Others making the ^trip are:
Stan Knhfht, Gary Briice, Tonis
Tutti, Gordy Olafson, Dave Lee,
Ray Towers,1 ' Doug Mitchell,
Paul Joyce, Denny Argue,
Frank Baillie, Ken Craig,
George Turpin, Harry Prout,
Jurgen Von Schilling, Mike
Williams, Wayne Osborne,
Laurie Tuttle.
Soccer Team To
Oregon For Match
This weekend, Varsity of the
Second Division will journey to
Oregon where they will see action against Portland State in
an exhibtiion soccer game. Varsity is scheduled to leave the
campus on Friday afternoon.
Manager Sid Brail also reports
that on the weekend of November 20-22 the Third Division
aggregation, UBC, will go to
Victoria for an exhibition contest. Victoria College will provide the opposition in this game.
Varsity captured their Second
Round Imperial Cup soccer contest by edging Hillcrest 3-2 at
Sunset Park on November 11.
Team manager Sid Brail reported that Varsity played a poor
game below their usual standard.
The winners scoring was handled by Pat O'Brian with two
goals and Moises Luy with a
Co-Editors Ernie Harder, Ann Pickard
Staff __ Fred Fletcher, Mike Hunter, Allan Dafoe,
       Derek (when we let him lose) Allen.
Meet Here
Cross country teams froni
Washington State University,
of Washington and the Vancouver Olympic Club will visit UBC
tomorrow for the annual Pacific
Northwest Championships.
UBC will enter two teams in
the meet, one in "the junior division and one in the senior division, i
The junior squad will be comprised of Tom Fell, Jim McKay,
Dave McKay, John Prior, Warren Wilson and Geoff Grant,   i
The senior team will have as
its runners, Doug Van Nes,
Gordy Johnson, John Moncrieff,
Mike May, Don Longstaff, Stan
Jaughin  and Ed  McDonald.
Last weekend UBC runners
placed a strong third, toehind
Idaho and Washington State
Universities iri the -Inland Empire Meet at Spokane.
Top three runners for UBC
were Doug Van Nes, 11th; Jim
McKay, 13th and Don Longstaff,
The cross country omeet gets
underway at UBC tomorrow
afternoon. )
Rugger Thunderbirds
Host Trojans Saturday
Fan Telegram
To Toronto
UBC's football team has
won the right to represent
the west in the Churchill Cup
game at Varsity Stadium in
Toronto Saturday.
The    Thunderbird   Booster
Club is organizing a list of
names of fans which is to be
telegrammed to Toronto.
You can have your name on
the telegram if you will come
to the Thunderbird Booster
Club Rom in Brock Extend
sion and give us your name;
and a dime. You must have
your name in by Friday noon.
Thuridexbirds: are -tabbing as one of the big games of the
UBC Thunderbird rugby squad will be out to protect their
first place lead in Miller Cup play when the powerful Trojans
invade UBC Stadium tomorrow afternoon.
Fresh from clobbering the
Nor-West Reps, 26-5, in McKechnie Cup play Wednesday
afternoon, 'Birds will go into
tomorrow's match, favored to
extend their unbeaten streak to
In Millar Cup play to date,
the Thunderbirds have a record
of five wins and one tie.
The victory at Brockton Oval
on Remembrance Day came
against one of the toughest
scrums in B.C.
'Birds dominated the action
with rough, tough rugby. Spark-
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Dance Club & El Circulo
TODAY—Famous Spanish Dance Team . . .
Accompanied by piano, guitar and flamenco singer
plug of the UBC crew was
speedy forward Russ Chambers.
Scorers for UBC were Peter
Bugg, Jon Phillips, Ian Rankin,
Bob McKee, Ted Bryan — one
try apiece. Other scores came
off the four conversions and a
try by Gerry McGavin.
Coach Howell described the
first half of Wednesday's action
as one-of the finest displays of
rugby he has ever seen.
Friday, November 13, 1959
"Bug Bounce" tonight, Dance
„£lub Lounge, Brock Extension,
•:00 to 12:00. Members and
•ne guest admitted free, non-
members, 25c. The event is
sponsored by the Society of Bacteriology.
(Continued from Page 1)
9:00 to 12:30, Brock Hall, this
evening. Admission: 75c stag;
$1.50 per couple. Sponsored by
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General   meeting  today,   Buchanan 220. Guest speaker.
Dance   to    music    of    Larry
Reynolds  and his Journeymen,
General     meeting     Tuesday,
Nov. 17, Wes 100, at noon. Those
J fa Mills Bros.
Ends Saturday
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for all our free time."
Today we face a situation that would have been
unbelievable a few years ago. We have too much
free time. Social scientists tell us that our shorter
working week gives us so much leisure time that
yee just don't know what to do with it all. But our
free time is not so free — it;has cost us the ability
to relax completely. Thafs why we indulge in
more and more expensive hobbies. We're desperately trying to get rid of all that time as pain-.
lessly as possible.
But I think hobbies like boating or photography
are genuinely valuable. After all, these same
social scientists also claim that the more outside
interests, a'man has, the more "adjusted" a personality he will be. And there comes a day when
a man needs those hobbies —-the day he retires.
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retirement. You can make those years the best
of your life, but it takes money. NALAC's Lifetime
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Professor Herbert speaks on
"McNaughton's Rules", legal
aspects of sanity and insanity,
noon today, HM 2, Room 22.
* # *
M\ Fleury speaking today in
Buchanan 315 on "Paul Valery".
* *        *
Meeting scheduled for this
Thursday postponed for one
...     *        *        *
"Should Canadian University
Students Dabble in International Affairs" to be discussed by
Dr. Conway, Mr. LaPorce, B.
Mair, J. Gerin, Monday.
Students   Association
"The    Church    and
Alaska research biologists D.
Klein and R. Raleigh, will be
gueest speakers, Friday, 12:30,
Bio. Sciences 2000.
* «        •
Varsity Christian Fellowship
presents George Cowan, president Wycliffe Bible Translators, noon today, Arts 100.
* *        *
Hon. Eric Martin speaks today on Bill 43 and other provincial issues, Buchanan 104.
* *        *
Ski exercises, noon today, continuing   each   Friday   in  Field
* *        •
M. Fleury leads discussion on
French poetry, Friday, 12:30,
Buchanan 315.
LT.-COL. J. F. McLEAN .receives congratulations from Dr.
N. A- Mackenzie on his appointment as Honourary Lt.-Col-
onel of UBC Canadian Officers' Training Contingent.
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?; Student Union
(continued from page 1)
ive operation of Student Government is vitally linked with this
The nine-page report begins
by stating the angle from which
the problem was studied and it
then goes on to suggest the functions of such a building and the
facilities it should contain.
The committee did not consider costs in drafting their recommendations. That is, they
planned the ideal solution to the
problems a,t hand and decided
to worry about financing afterwards.
Regarding the nature and functions of such a building it was
felt that it should serve as "the
community center of the college" providing the required conveniences for daily campus life
and the informal atmosphere
needed for students to get to
know and understand one another.
It should also be "part of the
educational program of the college" providing "a cultural, social,   and  recreational   program
■*    •    *
Finally, it was stated that the
Student Union Building should
be a "unifying force" in campus life.
The facilities recommended
were divided into three classes:
administration, student arid club.
Fouir major suggestions for
separate booking and ticket selling offices and for the separation
of Business Management.
The committee also recommended "provision for distributing large quantity commodities
such as Bird Call, AMS cards,
and other student publications,"
The fourth suggestion was for
the setting up of separate offices
for each couneil member.
^Vlbst of the space should be
allocated for general student activities, according to the report.
It recommends "a large
lounge, apart from the food serv
ice   area  permanently  arranged
in quiet groupings."
Six smaller lounges should be
set up. A women's lounge (similar to Mildred Brock), reading
room, TV room, music listening
room (with record collection),
card room and art gallery.
Considered extremely important were the inclusion of a ballroom with "a small well-equipped stage" separate from lounging area, and a post office.
Naturally, the report recommends better food services.
The committee felt that an
area should be set aside for eating bag lunches where small
items such as coffee, could be
Also two coffee'bars should be
provided to serve as discussion
areas and to provide quick refreshment.
In addition, the report called
for two banquet areas. One for
luncheons and small banquets
and another for large functions.
Club facilities were next considered.
For this purpose clubs were
divided into service organizations, large permanent clubs and
"clubs with small fluctuating
Under the first heading come
the Ubyssey, Totem, Raven and
Pique, UBC Radio, and Mamooks.
Totem and Mamooks facilities
would remain more or less the
The Ubyssey would receive
larger, b#ter, positioned facilities arid UBC Radio would have
similar facilities to What it now
has but beter planned".
Raven and Pique would have
Small offices; and separate darkrooms would be set up for Totem
and the Ubyssey.
The report also stated: "Cori^
isideration should be given to
establishing a printing plant and
engraving facilities for the student newspaper".
Large specialized clubs would
be left, in general, with the same
type of accommodation that they
now have.
"A large area with moveable
partitions" was the solution for
the problem of housing the small,
clubs suggested by the committee. They further stipulated that
the rooms should be made "as
attractive and comfortable as
The question "What will happen to the present Brock Hall?"
was anticipated by the committee.
They recommend that it be
abandoned for student purposes
and turned over to the administration.
They felt that more than one
such building would tend to divide the students into factions.
It was felt that the building
projected in this report would
require a full-time administrator.
This official would wbrk with,
act as- 8dviS^;t0j arid carry out
the policy of a student committee responsible" to the students'
Three recommendations regarding financing were put for-
•ward for more ^ thorough consideration in the future.
First mentioned was the pos»
sibility of obtaining a grant
from the administration in return for the present building.
Secondly, the Canada Council
should be approached. *
Finally, that the student levies
that are about to expire should
It was also suggested that
"The design of the building be
the subject of an architectural
competition" and that the new
building be named "The Brock
Memorial Hall".
Belshaw Speaks
Dr^ Cyril Belshaw, UBC department of anthropology and
sociology, will give an illustrated address on "Politics and economy in the Islands of Figi," in
Buchanan 106, 8:15 p.m. Saturday.
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