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 PUB
COUNCIL
GAME
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MEN'S GYM
VOL. XL
VANCOUVER ,B.C, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1958
No. 50
Feaver Favored On Second Count
Conservatives  Lead
Parliamentary Race
BE SURE TO COME to the annual basketball game today
at 12:30 between the council and these undaunted pubsters,  seen  soaking in  their  vitamins  for  the  strenuous
ordeal. Back row: Barb Bourne, Pat Marchak, Mrs. Hale,
Barrie Hale, Allan Springman. Front: Ev Irwin, Kerry
Feltham, Ken Lamb. —photo by Jim Mason
Pharmacy  Complains  To
Ubyssey  On  Blitz Totals
OPEN HOUSE GIRLS
MEET IN ARMOURIES
There will  be a  very important   meeting   in   the   Armoury,
: at   12:30   Tuesday   for  all  girls
Development   fund   auditors   have   not   yet totalled the amount brought in by the Mon- , Vvho   volunteered  as  guides  for
1 ieht   Blitz Open   House.   They   are   urged
'^ When asked today for family totals hmiitfht in by competum faculties, the auditor staled, ; <'"^''   I"   attend   in   person   or
,      ,       i    i, ■     -, , i     i     i •  i   c       ip    t i ,    send   someone   who   can   relav
"It will be a while yet before we make the totals. It isn I loo important which lacully biou.ght ; ^   infm.mjiti()n   and   maUM.kll's
in the most   money  anyway." !,,  Umm.
Wily Pubsters In Top
Condition  For Game
Students
Bleed Well
UBC sludents donated a total
of 2,5511 pints of 'blood during
the eight-day Red Cross Blood
drive which ended Wednesday,
The goal was 3,000 pints.
According to Colonel Freeman
of the Red Cross, the first five
days of the drive put UBC well
on the way to establishing a
new Canadian university record.
Red Cross officials were equipped to handle 400 donations a
day.    During    the   near    record
           .          ,                       ,                                                                 first   week,  donations apiproach-
Marchak, sly old I ox ol lhe has- Bennett's visit to the campus,     .in v faculty, with a total of more      ....           .                            ..
1 I                                                               s (>(   this tu ola,   surpassing  it  on
kethall   floor.                                      ■ Monday.                                              . than $10,000.                                       j _        ,       '    ... ',      '     .    ,       ..
,  '                                             I                                                              I luesdav   with   a   total   donation
"I ve been working Ihese kids "—— j      Auditors staled Unit. Ihey may \ ()|- 4V)   |)in,s
hard,"  said   Marchak,   in   an   in- , . ] n(,l   bolher   lo   accurately   count!      L.\^lmi  ill((MTs(   (or  u,.ed  ar.
terview   today,   "ami   wiih   m,r   ^Qffi Sti til tl Ofl lh,>  l,,1:,Ls  "''  ll,°  Vi,rUu,s  l;,rul's lories)  losl  the  record  for UBC
jties because "It is loo much j ^.^ Uw ,.ls| [hyw ^^ q[
irk For lhe results received." ;1||(1 (|i.kv T>on.llim,s ,■„,/ U)Ls
fi I i I. z    canvassers    reported   ,H,rjo(| wvn, r;„. |„,|ow Uie qLlota,
Those  wily,  irasible  pubsters  are  at   it  again!
This time they have fooled silly old council into ehalleng
-ing them to a basketball game.
What foolish old council doesn't   know   is  lhal   pubsters   have NOTICE
secretly been piaclisine; all year j NominaJiions for third slate
with their secret weapon, so das-, oIficpri.   Vice-President,     UCC
tardly that il can't be mentioned chairman,   Co-ordinator,   and
until  it is unveiled today al the Executive   Member   close   to-   i roughly that night, but. Ihe accu- |
game.                                                   J day at 4 p.m.                                     rale   eounling   and    tax    remit-|
"Let's do or  die,  gang!   Let's Candidates   will   give   their   | lance  calculations  were   left  to!
light for our honor!"                      ; campaign  speeches,    Tuesday   ' the Auditors.
These were the words of coach noon,     because     of     Premier   j      Frosh   collected   the   most   of
Al noon Wednesday a group
n|' pharmacy sludenis eame lo
lhe I'In ssev office lo coiimkiin
about Ihe lack of publicity of
Iheir part in the Blitz.
In a note left for the  Editor,
they said:
"Dear Madam:
It appears that you have been
misinformed or, maybe, not informed at all about Pharmacy's
contribution in last night's "Big
Blitz" not to mention of course
our achievements in the Blood
Drive."
The Blitz, which collected
over     $45,400,     w a s     counted
Ammendment
Tabled
Weapon,   we   ean'l   lose1"
The game is an annual evenl,
sloeped in tradition, with pubsters invariably winning by a
giganl ic score.
The slakes for today's game,
1 'i eases nl' Old Dublin Ale. v\ ere
virlualK assured nl' behm, won Sludenis' Council has lableiI ' afler being refused a donation
by lhe pub'kor.-; as slur halfback mils! Mmiii Ik, the amended j 'w an unemployed home-owner,
Barbarous   I'murm-  pracli-ied   her   con-1 ii ul ion    of    the    I hiild'Ci'sul   M'ie owner's  I 0 year-old daughler
varying reactions among per
sons asked for donations on
"Blitz" night.
One   canvasser     staled     that,
mm I ies  ('onimil i ee
-li iwcil him to tiie door, and,
v k ispering, "Please lake this",
gave  him   20  cents.
Auolher       m a n       telephoned
Blil/   chainnaii   Charlie   Coima-
bank   shols  today.   As she  made   u:,|,
ii    birdie   three.   hlimlfiiMod,   she <| il(,       ,-, ,ns| 11 ul i, ,n       is       beinr
smiled   imd   s;iid,   "Time   haeeu'l    |: (|. I. ■ p I    because    of    Article    IX,
col a chance." which   rea>!s:
The   game   will   be   played    in' .\nv    m,,ii,,n    p;i;,;eil    bv    the
Hie    Memorial    Gymnasium    at   sii„le..|\   Commil   which   is   IV    ''h;m   Tll(,st|ay    morning   lo   re-
IIO..H    loilay     The    admission    is    ),.,.,„!   |.\   ,,   | w o Ihirds   ma joril v | ,",rl  ,,,:i1  lu' ,1:l(l r""n<l * '  (IM lns
I,,,,,    ,. ,   ,.,...,,,   .,,,,1   .,.,.   ih,.   Pol)      p- ,,      ,.,.,.  , '     li'piiil   l;iwti, iincl, supposing it   lo
Ilie.   -m   (nine    pl.iil    '■(     UK     I   uo    ()|    ||lr   (.,,(     |1V   ni,,;u,s   ,,,•   ;,   vole I
Mm. iiip-pp  il... c'liiini'il -ii i- \   ,-   i      .,.     '"'   '"sl    h\-      a      canvasser,    had
I'ouiiii    llu    I ounili. taken    aceordim1    to    Arliele    IV        ,     ,    ,   .    '	
mailed   il   lo  lhe  University.
All the reactions were not so
favourable,      however. Many
people showed their annoyance
;il   U'HUkt's   reception   here.
One    man,    afler    refusing    lo
Facully donations wore (totals
are not complete):
i\ s- ip     I ill em. Im veil,  I a |iie
i a miii!     In-     put     i'ilo    effect     by
Birdcall-,    ami    Ttiem     I'M    skill'    St n,louts'  Council  unless rul ified
nienil '
are   si
lo   I'epoil    |.
by    iimim,   of   a    relerendium   m
The    I   m,      i  \     oflice   al     12   'III    lo      ,,,.-,;,,nl.v    v,,|,,   ;||   .,   Mmiersil   meet
else,   ii!  p.I i|i-r |, i i'.iia y   Iki'  \Ve;i| ion     jM ,,  "
I o   tho   A11-i in ii i.i I   (Alii
NOTICE
A Al S '.prim; .".em tsi I meet im
ha- heen in..,, i it li'iim Tluir .Isp
IVIaivh ."0 I.. Tliiir ,|,i\ , tM.irch   I.'.
The Article -A ill noi be .indeed d,,,,;,!,,  mom,y   lo  thc canvasser
hy     lhe    Shi,tents'   Couni'il.    bul offered him a tonuilo, "to throw
Will    be    broughl    to    lhe    spriim .,|    ]?,,„„,,,.   m,xl   |jlm,   |u,   comes
li'eiieral    meelim;   on    IVIarch    I',!, ■around.''
alom;   vv ilh   Ihe   rest   of  the  con   |      Another   refused  to  give,   and
slilulioii,     which     (kiuiwil     has then    invited   Hie   canvasser   lo
heen   lev isim;   only   on   point.-;  of come ill and  look  al   television,
so maul ies. |,..urn -r   a a .  speaking.
Forestry
Pharmacy
Mng'ineering
A,gi iculliire
Frlucal ion
Commerce
Nursing
Theology
Phys   Fd
Social    Work
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Archileelure
!      Arts
j      Iksiw
Medicine
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moots
from    Mamooks
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By MARY WILKINS
Elections Reporter
Ross Craigie conceded to George Feaver last night in
the election for Second Member at Large.
Feaver was leading by 271 votes after first count. Dave
Wilder, who had polled 163 votes was eliminated and after
his second choice were counted, Feaver lacked only 42 votes
to make a clear majority.
Craigie then conceded defeat and a third ballot was not
taken.
After his election was announced, Feaver stated to The
Ubyssey: "I'll certainly try to live up to the confidence that,
has been placed in me."
Marion Christie, the fourth candidate for Second Member,
polled 338 votes on the first count.
Don Shore was swept to victory in his bid for MAA
president. He polled 1323 votes to Ted Smith's 728.
In the women's field, though' the races were close.
Theo Carroll outdistanced her opponent Eleanor Eilers
by 78 votes to take the WAD presidency.
In the election of WUS president, Gail Carlson nudged
Wendy Bain by 65 votes.
In Model Parliament elections, the campus remained consistent by bringing back the Conservatives with 30 seats. The
liberals were second with 24, and the CCF will once more hold
the balance of power with 14 seats.
Both the Conservatives and the Liberals made a gain of
one seat, while the CCF and Socred each lost one. Socreds now
hold five seats, and the LPP have two seats.
Jack Giles, Parliamentary Council President said the
election "certainly didn't resolve our conflicts, but it was an
indication that the major parties are not losing ground."
Mell Brian, Social Credit Club president, commented,
"After all the propaganda at UBC, we only lost one seat!" and
added, "We're always pleased with the decision of the electorate."
Spokesman for the Conservatives, Terry O'Brien stated:
"The Conservatives are extremely pleased to see that the
results of the campus election bear out the national trend,
favoring the Conservative party and John Diefenbaker."
When asked his reaction to the Parliamentary elections,
John MacKay, Liberal Club president, replied, "What is there
to say?" ,
(Continued on Page 3)
«.—
DR. S. I. HAYAKA
Vancouver born writer and
educator, will speak oh Feb.
28 in the Auditorium. Author
of such books as "Language
In Action" (Book of the Month
Selection), and "Language,
Meaning and Maturity," Dr.
Hayaka is a renowned authority on the language arts and
is a lecturer at the San Francisco State College, in San
Francisco.
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SECOND MEMBER
M. Christie      338   78 23    .36   70   55   24   6 1   22 23
Ross Craigie   1054 121 61    96 161 155 326   6 4    67 57
George Feaver .   1325 346 98 117 357 160    69 10 3 101 64
Dave Wilder      163    53 17    21    35    21.      6—4      4 2,
SECOND BALLOT
M. Christie   378 93 32 42 73 60 25 6 2 22 23
Ross Craigie   1081 128 62 98 170 159 327 6 5 69 57
George Feaver . 1377 366 103 122 368 167 71 10 3 101. 64
VIAA PRESIDENT
"Don   Shore    1323 307 98 118 300 140 122    0 5    32 M
'ed Smith      728 1.12 37    60 131133 290    0 4    7.1 57
WAD PRESIDENT
rheo   Carroll
Kleanor Eilers
WUS PRESIDENT
Wendy Bain
i inil Carlson ....
442 109    28    44    59 118      4    8    1    46
364    (id    38    47    51    70     2 16    3    44
371 87 30 47 84 46  (J 9 1 38
... 436 89 37 43 104 63 0 15 3 51 31
MODEL PARLIAMENT seals
Conservative   1000 226 73 102 241 145 106 13 4 131 3D
'■''CF .    hOD K9 31 59 116 76 77 1 2 58 1-1
Liberals   876 205 59 85 196 111 113 8 4 95 24
I'l'ls           82 12 4 6 18 W* 16 ~ 1 9 2
Socred      165 28 10 IS 38 23 52 ~ — 22 5
"Good Painting"
Fine Arts Topic
THURSDAY
U.N. CLUB presents Dr. Ping
Ti-Ho to speak on "China — A
Master Flan for Asian Nation?"
in Arts  100, at  noon today.
* *       *
PHILOSOPHY CLUB — Father Allen will discuss the question: "Must Catholics by Thom-
ists?" in Hut HM2 Lecture Room,
at  12:30.
* *       *
FINE ARTS COMMITTEE —
Is sponsoring another talk in
the series on the Visual Arts
today at noon in Physics '202,
"Good Taste in Good Painting"
by J. A. S. MacDonald (College
of Education)  is  the topic.
* *       *
UBC  DEBATING  UNION —
Debate 12:.'10,p Brock Lounge,
"Resolved that the Faculty and
Administration be elected by students."
* *       *
SCM -~ Today at 4:30 Reverend  John   Buchanan, "The Life
and  Mission of tiie Church."
•V      ,y.      *
CONSERVATIVE    CLUB    —
Public Speakine; Contest in Engineering 200 a I   noon  today.
.f.      if.      tf.
CARIBBEAN STUDENTS ASSOCIATION — Panel discussion
on education in the West Indies
in Physics 301. Speakers — Ed
Scaly, Antuis Tackuor, Synd Ho-
seiu, Gene Crieklow.
¥       tf.       tf.
NEWMAN  CLUB     Mission
every day this week at. noon in
Arls   100,  except.  Thursday.  On
Thursday il will he held in Physics  200.   (everybody   welcome,
•k -A *
FRIDAY
COMMERCE Friday is the
hie, party of Ihis Commerce term
the Pisa Plus Party. This
parly, taking the place of our
spriny informal, will he held at
the Arliu.uion I'.allroom, 12116 W.
Broadway from !■) fill I. Tickets
are only $:'. per couple, available
li'oni all Commerce class repre-
sonlal i ves,
(Continued  on  Page  3)
See TWlkKIM CLASSES Page 2
THE    UBYSSEY
Thursday,   February   20,   15)58
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MEMBERS CANADIAN UNIVERSITY PRESS
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year. Single copies five cents. Published in Vancouver throughout the University year by
the Student Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society, University of British Columbia.
Editorial opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial staff of the Ubyssey, and not
necessarily those of the Alma Mater Society or the University. Letters to the Editor should not
be more than 150 words. The Ubyssey reserves the right to cut letters, and cannot guarantee
publications of all letters received.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF PATRICIA MARCHAK
Managing  Editor  -     Dave  Robertson CUP Editor __. -.. Laurie Purker
News  Editor   Barbara  Bourne Features  Editor    ._. Sylvia Shorthouse
Assistant News Editor..--    Bob   Johannes Sports Editor Allan Springman
SENIOR EDITOR    ALAN GROVES
Reporters and  Deskmen: —Sue   Ross,   Kerry   Feltham,     Neva     Bird,     Mary     Wilkins,
Lois fioulding,  John  Wrinch.
TELEPHONES:
Editorial and News Offices  AL. 4404, Locals 12, 13, 14
Business and Advertising Offices AL. 4404, Local 8
The Problem Is Ours
School Spirit Of An Odd Type
Monday night 1,500 student canvassers
collected more than $45,000 in a one-night
"Blitz" campaign for the UBC Development
Fund.
Unqualified congratulations and thanks
are due the Blitzers, unfortunately, there
have been aftermaths that have marred the
good impression made by the "Blitz."
There is the petty criticism of West End
landlords, that since they make money by
renting to students they should have donated
more than they did; and of some downtown
firms, that since they do business with the
university their contributions should have
been more than those of other firms.
What other people do with their money
is their concern and not ours. Besides, we
should thank our benefactors, not deride
them.
But the worst thing is the attitude some
canvassers have towards their efforts. An
unpleasant incident that took place in The
Ubyssey office at noon Wednesday best
serves to illustrate this:
The Ubyssey's news story Tuesday on
the "Blitz" had included totals raised by
each of the canvassing groups, which had
been arranged in faculties. Figures quoted
by The Ubyssey were taken from the "official" Blitz blackboard in the Armoury.
But the total for Pharmacy-Nurses apparently in error.
Wednesday some Pharmacy spokesmen
came down to The Ubyssey and asked for
a front- page correction, which was promised immediately.
Instead of leaving at this point, the
Pharmacy ring leader threatened the news
editor: "You're going  to have a lot more
troubles, lady, when the whole Pharmacy
faculty comes down here to complain!" lie
left in anger.
He soon came back, -stirred to even
greater wrath, armed with the charge that
The Ubyssey wa.s "discriminating" against
the faculty of Pharmacy. As evidence of
this heinous crime he cited the error made
in The Tuesday paper and accused The
Ubyssey of having deliberately disregarded
Pharmacy's admittedly valiant efforts in last
week's Blood Drive.
A loud and unpleasant, argument ensued
for some time until Councillor Peter Meekison stepped in and persuaded the Pharmacy people to leave.
This incident is not mentioned here in
order to prove that either party was right
or wrong.
That is not the point.
What is important is that the Pharmacy
faculty or anyone else should be so concerned that their efforts be known to everyone.
The Blitz was carried out for tho good
of the university a.s a whole, and certainly
not to bring glory to any particular faculty.
Nobody cares who in the university
brought in the money. What matters is that
UBC students banded together and yave
the Development Fund a substantial shot
in the arm.
Students who made the Blitz a success
can be proud. But there can be no pride in
those who wish to reduce the Blitz tu the
same level of pettiness on which, unfortunately are so many extra-curricular activities at UBC.
By DAVID ROBERTSON
All Russians Are Bad Men?
By Rupert Buchanan
The Lucemachine has just completed
another classic of propaganda; millions of
North Americanse have obediently gobbled
it up.
This time it was a series of four articles
in "Ldfe" on the Russian Revolution by
that, "eminent popular historian," Alan
Moorehead, with the assistance of "a worldwide team of scholars."
We discover that the Russian peasants
are by nature "lazy and indolent," that the
mutiny on the battleship Potemkin wasn't
really a struggle for a cause but merely a
revolt against bad food, and that "basically,
the Russian Revolution is lhe story of the
life and death of a constituent assombU ."
Particularly amusing wa.s Moorohcad's
explanation of the West's armed intervention in 1919: "Among the Allies there wa.s
a general feeling that, in some way or other,
Russia had to be kept in the war . . . and
the best way to do this seemed to be to
unseat the Bolsheviks."
In short: "All Russians are bad men.
Democracy i.s good. Democracy is good.
Democracy i.s good. All Russians are bad
men. They must be, for they don't believe
in Denim .acy. All Russians are bad men."
Can We Do Something}
(EDITOR'S NOTE:—The following article is the first in
a series discussing various
social, educational and defence problems for which
the writers feel students are
capable of striking solutions.
Opinions written here are
not necessarily those of the
editor and editorial board.
Letters from other students
regarding the opinions expressed herein, should be
addressed to the Editor and
left in Box 155, AMS office.
They should be typed,
double-spaced  if possible).
INTRODUCTION
Talking about World War
III, you know, the one we're
building IC'BM's for, we'd like
you lo try on tho following
caps to see how they fit. We've
been watching our friends anel
some of our enemies lately,
and they seem to divide up
into these categories.
first, there are those who
say, "Oh well, we'll all be
"vaporized" one of these days
anyway, so what the hell."
But they don't really mean it.
Behind their fatalism there is
a quite cheerful conviction
that some benign Providence
has a happy ending all planned
out and that things will really
work out for the best for the
dear old human race which,
after all, is really too nice and
too important to be allowed to
destroy itself.
Secondly, there is a much
smaller group who arc really
worried, but who sec no reason to believe that anything
they might do about it would
be in the slightest degree effective. In their frustration,
they turn away from the Whole
problem in cynical defeatism
and shrug their shoulders.
Thirdly, there are genuine
believers who just KNOW that
God has a Plan and a Purpose.
Sometimes, this is quite specific; there will be Armageddon, followed by the Millenium, and so on, To them, all
our problems arc only infinite
and insignificant, parts of the
Divine Plan.
Fourthly, there arc those
who believe in some inevitable
but undefined consummation
of the evolutionary process.
The Life Force or whatever or
whoever is th.e Great Architect may need a little co-operation from us humans, but essentially he, or it,, has it all
nicely in hand.
In both of these latter two
cases some Purpose is inherent
in the cosmos and man is too
important an element in that
Purpose lo be summarily extinguished.
Fifthly, there are those who
see no evidence of this Providential Plan, who find no
meaning and purpose except
what man himself creates and
projects, who believe that man
i.s appallingly free, free to
blunder into his own final cosmic doom, and that in a dec-
ado or so from now thc indifferent stars may look down on
an empty and noxious Earth.
But they also believe that man
is  equally  free  to  choose  thc
other course, the one which
will guarantee his continued
existence.
In short, some of our contemporaries feel NO responsibility for our destiny as a
species, some feel a limited responsibility and a few see nobody who's going to assume
the responsibility except themselves, ourselves, Thc first
group can quit reading at this
point; we have nothing to say
to them. The second and third
groups can perhaps get together to strike a blow for human survival.
And it's no good just leaving
the problem up to our leaders
to solve. They are too busy
playing a much more engrossing game, a sort of international chess with the balance
of world power shifting with
each carefully calculated
move. The problem is ours.
It must be the cumulative effort of you and me and all the
others like us if it is to be effective.
Co-operation and a rational
approach to our problems is
the only answer. But somehow so far, at least, we seem
lo have fallen down on the job
of co-operation. The see-saw
of civilization seems to be leaning heavily groundward and
no one appears willing to shift
to the other end. We of the
West arc convinced that our
team is best and quite possibly
the same may be said of the
East.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Lost- Students
Editor, Thc Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
Various members of tho faculty have made extended trips
to remote parts of the province
campaigning for the UBC Development Fund. In almost
every place there have been
disturbing stories about local
high-school graduates w h o
have recently entered the University but have given up, returned home and abandoned
their University career. The
usual story was that these studenls had not marie any
friends, and had not even spoken to menib"rs of the faculty
af'er  regis] rat inn   period.
Much of their diiT'"iil!v may
he clue to their person;,1 and
academic shortcomings, hut
the complaints are so widespread that we believe the University must accept much of
the responsibility.
At the recent Academic Symposium at Parksville, we heard
further evidence from students
and members of the faculty
lhat for new sludents, especially those from out of town, the
University is an impersonal
and even hostile place.
South African Election
More Interesting, Important
By  JUAN JOSE  FULFORD
Canada is not the only country having an election this
year. It should be remembered that there is also going to
be an election in tiie Union of
South Africa. I will even go so
far as to say that, not only is
it of more world wide importance, but it will probably
prove of more interest.
BELIEVE  IN  SEGREGATION
At tiie present moment tiie
Nationalists are in power,
They firmly believe in Apar-
thied (Segregation of the races)
and, somewhat like lhe French
Canadians of Quebec, Ihey also
believe in biUngualism, a
strong national church and thc
encouragement of the Afrikaans way of life and culture.
Since the death of the much
loved .Tan Smuts the opposition
parlies have not been able lo
offer much of a resistance to
the Nationalists; they have no
statesmen of the1 calibre of Dr.
IVlalan or the present Prime
Minister, Mr. Strydom, and
they are rather in Ihe position
of Ihe Conservatives before
the1   last   Canadian  election,
The   very   tact   lhat   the   Nationalists have  heen  loo strong
tnr   In i   lung   may   hriii",'   about
a change somewhat like our
last election, but this is very
doubtful. The opposition prefer to gamble on the chance
that world opinion, which is
very much against the Nationalists, will influence the voters.
But South Africa is a large,
self-contained country with an
excellent climate and a well
balanced budget. They are
also rather fed up with the
rest of the world telling them
how lo run their country, and
if anything, world opinion
would probably influence
them the wrong way.
The Nationalists are going
to run their campaign simply
on their past record, and will
sock the go-ahead sign for their
stepped up Segregation policy.
And here we have the most
interesting and important part,
of the campaign: will the electorate, representing over five
million people, approve the
Nationalist policy of Apar-
l hied 7
CRUDE OPPRESSORS
If Ihey do approve, and il
is a fairly safe he! Ihey will,
does I Ids mean lhat five mil
lion I went ieth cent ury cil i/em-s,
intelligent, well educated people   enjoy ing   a   lim.h   standard
of living, are still more than
crude oppressors, who refuse
the native hi.s rights, rob and
overwork him, wicked immoral people who treat other humans worse than dirt'.' As their
elected Prime Minister, his
sins are thei.r sins, therefore
all the various adjectives hurled at Strydom by his enemies,
must, also apply to the whole
population.
I refuse to accept this. I
prefer to flunk of the ordinary-
South African as the same as
us, no better anel certainly no
worse. If (hey give their approval to the policy of Apar-
thied then it is obvious lhal.
this policy i.s not as wicked
and inhuman as some people
W'.M.ild have us believe. If Ihey
send Strydom hack to parliament then he eannol he as bad
a.s lie has heen  painted.
Nobody will deny lhal Ihe
Nationalists have an uncanny
knack of producing Ihe most
lad less and hull-headed poli-
I icians I hat cent inenls has ever
seen, and Ihe refusal lo explain their moves lo lhe oul-
side world has only added lo
Ihe con fi ision.
SLOW AND CARFIFUL,
l'piil   the  Union   is  not   cursed
with television; South Africans
know how to relax and think;
they differ from the brainwashed, led by the nose1 masses
of Europe and America in thai
thee- slid discuss things and
make up their oven minds. Uy
our standards Ihey are slow,
but (hey are also careful. 1
have a feeling Ihey will reduce
I h e Nalionalisls' majorily
slightly-, bid not em.)ugh to prevent their go in!.;' ahead wiih
their plans.
ff Ihis happens 1 Ihink we
should lake a second and more
careful look at Ihe much maligned   policy   of   Aperlhied.
Perhaps from Ihe distant
safety of ('anada we do not appreciate the conditions in lhe
Union. We have heard so
much of one side of tho argil
mint il would Im refreshing lo
hear the Nal'ionalisls point of
view  f"r a  change.
Perhaps Piiim.-s are so vast ly
cliffp'l'eiil oul l.'iere thai Segre-
im lion is I he best pnl icy, | am
smggi'.sS ing I .haI il s em m ies
Im ve noi lol-1 m-i all the story .
The dehal ing union ma v ho in
It rested . mean while I re| ii v |o
com Ip i un simply I leca 11 se it is;
I'asl i icual p11■  I i i oiidemn .
Out-of-town studenls have
always had an especially difficult time at this University.
But the startling expansion of
recent years has, we believe,
made the problems of adjustment lo institutional life insuperable for some of thc new
arrivals.
What can wc do to prevent
this loss of useful students?
To citizens of outlying communities it is absurd that the new
UBC Him speaks of the significance of "our human resources", when the University itself apparently treats these1 resources with such indifference,
We arc1 doing a good deal for
foreign students but have failed t a render an equivalent service for those from B.C.
Obviously, the solution lies
in providing comfortable residences with resident tutors
for alt non-Vancouver students.
Evidence of this, if evidence is
needed, can be derived from
our much better experience
with new women students,
most of whom now live on the
campus. But we feel that we
cannot shelve the problem until residences are provided.
Something must be done immediately.
The faculty can play a useful role. It was resolved at
the Symposium that new arrivals should be assigned to selected members of the facully
to whom they could bring
their personal or academic
problems. These faculty members would not act as counsellors, but merely as "faculty
contact"   who   would   provide
the students with some moans
of breaking through thc hard
institutional shell.
We also believe that the administration could tlo much
more than it docs in selecting
and supervising off-campus accommodation.
But we believe that senior
students should also accept
much more responsibility than
they do now for freshmen.
Each freshman should know
a senior and be able to profit
from the experience of a person who is still aware of the
problems of studying and living at a university.
We clo not want to make
specific suggestions because we
feel that the students thorn-
si Ive-; are most competent to
devise a sympathetic solution,
We merely wish here to draw
attention to what we consider
one of the University's most
urgent problems, one that cannot be solved immediately
merely by a larger budget.
Yours sincerely,
H. B. NEATBY,
Dept. of History
A. D, SCOTT,
Dept. of Economics
if.      if.      tf.
Home Ec?
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
Inclusion of Home Economics in boys' High School curricula, as favored by four
members of the College of
Education (report in Ubyssey,
Feb. 14, 1958) seems yet another step towards reduction
of time devoted to more basic
studies   in   the   High   School.
The "team spirit", or philosophy, of the Western World
has been a peculiar ecquisilive-
ness. This stress on material
gain has in turn fostered a
marked anti-intellectualism noticeable on every lqvel. The
intellectual, the "egghead",
has no place in a society designed for the, organization
man replete with grey flannel
suit and sincere tie; he has
been relegated to the post of
ball-chaser for the team rather
than umpire. But organization may be our downfall if it
comes at the cost of our aesthetic ideals.
We as students arc in the
best position of all to set a pattern for others to follow. It
is up to us to sec that co-operation  becomes the keynote.
Sure, some soul-searching is
necessary, but we have no alternative. No sacrifice is too
great to ensure man's continued existence.
Constructive action resulting from rational thinking is
our only hope if we expect to
reach a point at which man can
realize his full creative potential and surely this is our ultimate goal.
Signed:—
LORENNE M. GORDON
NOEL BENNET-ALDER
ALAN JAMES
DOUG CAREY
NORM FILMER
VALERIE DILL
JOHN McNEIL
Undoubtedly manual training, home economics and a variety of other applied skills may
be of value, along with health
training, in reducing the four
dreaded "F's of life — fat, frustration, fear and fatigue."
Some tuition in some of
these crafts is desirable. However, there is only a limited
amount of time available for
training during the High
School education of an individual. Introduction of a myriad of "fringe benefits" into
his curriculum inevitably must
give less time for basic courses.
Il may be argued that advances in efficiency of teaching methods permit more applied training in High Schools
without detracting from other
studies.
Nevertheless, expansion in.
the extent of material to be
covered within present basic
courses, particularly in the sciences, coupled with increase in
number of subjects considered
essential, must surely press
close on thc heels of rising
teaching efficiency.
All too often freshmen encounter statements of professors in English or Mathematics
bemoaning thc fact that High
School training in these subjects is inadequate. Perhaps
future university students will
excel at least in cookery and
carpentry.
Yours for less dressmaking
and more education in High
Schools.
Yours truly,
T. G. NORTHCOTE,
Graduate Studies
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Meekison To Run
Again For Council
vice-presidential   race   for   the
1100 UBC
Students
Catholic
BLITZ CHAIRMAN, Chuck Connaghan gets warm congratulations from AMS president,
Ben Trevino, last Monday night a.s the results from the highly-successful campaign
poured in. — photo by Mike Sone
DR. PING TI-HO TO SPEAK
ON "CHINA" IN ARTS THURSDAY
Dr. Ping Ti-Ho, of the Department of Asian Studies
will speak on "China — A Master Plan for Asian Nations?"
in Arts 100 today at noon.
Topic for the fifth in tho United Nations Club series
"Asia — A Giant in Turmoil" will revolve around the
Communistic internal development of China since the 1949
Civil War.
/. House Presents
"Japan  Jubillee"
"Japan Jubilee," the International Tlot^e Annual Ball will
be held on Tuesday, Feb. 25, al lhe Commodore Cabaret from
8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Council
Says No
The Pood Services Commit tee
wants to know where and how
large  cafeterias should  be  built.
In a report lo Council, Mr.
Meekison asked that a referendum on cafeterias he included
on the third slate elections.
A move to insert cafeteria
tables in Brock Hall was downed at the Council meeting after
a re-wording by the faculty-student   Food   Services   Committee.
A special meal costing fit) cents
has been proposed  by flic com-!
millee,   even   though   it   would j
amount   to  a  deficit budget  unless coffees and snacks made up
the difference.
Tho Cabaret will be lavishly
decorated with hundreds of
Japanese lanterns and cherry
blossoms, sent as a contribution
by the Chamber of Commerce
of Osaka, Japan, and shipped
In <• of charge by the Mitsui
Urn.-'.
There will, be a Sukiyaki supper prepared by the laches of
ihe Japanese community and
served by 50 pretty Japanese
girls in their traditional cos
tumes. The costumes for the
floor show are being flown in
from Japan by courtesy of
Japan  Air Lines.
The Japanese - Canadian community is joining with the House
to make the Ball their Centenary effort. The Japanese Consul
in Vancouver and his staff are
giving their enthusiastic support.
Student tickets, which are $6
per couple can be obtained at
the AMS, International House,
and at thc door.
Foreign
Students To
Visit Victoria
Foreign sludents studying in
Vancouver will get a close look
at Canadian democracy Friday.
when they travel to Victoria to
hoar a debate in the provincial
legislature.
Thc annual trip, sponsored by
th.e Friendly Relations Council
vvith Overseas Students of Vancouver, will be highlighted by
luncheon in the Parliament
buildings with education minister, the Hon. Leslie Peterson.
The group of 31 overseas UBC
students will then listen to a
debate in thc House. The clay
will end with a dinner given by
thc Victoria Rotary Club.
Also included in thc group are
students from the Vancouver
Vocational Institute and the Vancouver School of Art.
COMMITTEE TO PROBE
USE OF BROCK HALL
Th.e Brock Management
Coni'iiii iie das set up a sub-
coniniiliee t:j investigate
the use of space in Brock
Hall.
They will study the use
made of every room in the
building, and hope to come
up witli suggestions for improvements in the efficient
use of the Hall.
The   M's   have   it   in   the
1958-59 Students' Council.
[ Pete Meekison, Graham Mose-
I ley, and Jairus Mutambikwa will
! be contesting the Veep's post.
Meekison, Eng. Ill, defeated
; in his bid for president, an-
| nouneed Wednesday, that he
would be a candidate in the
third slate elections. He is Second Member of this year's Council, and was active in Food Services, Homecoming and Alumni-
Student Relations.
Mutambikwa is at UBC on a
World University Service Scholarship from the University of
Capetown. A Graduate Studies
student in the Social Sciences,
he was a member of his Students' Council in Capetown for
two years, and is an executive
member of UBC's United Nations Club.
Moseley, Law II, i.s president
of the Western Universities Debating League, founder and president of UBC's Debating Union,
and a public speaking instructor
for the Commerce faculty.
In the race for co-ordinator
will be Chris Heath, Jim Hors-
man, and Bill McAllister.
Two Commerce students will
vie for the position of University Clubs Committee Chairman.
Russell Brink, Commerce III,
vice-chairman of UCC, and chairman of thc High School Conference, will be battling against
Dave Edgar, Commerce III, past-
president of Victoria College,
assistant co-ordinator of Open
House, and activities chairman
of the Mardi Gras.
Brad Crawford is the only
one to have filed a nomination
for executive member. Craw-1
ford, Commerce III, is editor of
the Student Directory and
"TUUM EST," and is chairman
of Guides and Information for
Open House,
Nominations close at 4 p.m.
today. Candidates must present
their seconder's statements at
that time for publication in The
Ubyssey.
Rev. Fr. Carr speaking in
Arts 100 on Wednesday said
there are 1,100 Catholic students
on campus, or one in eight, and
that St. Mark's College, when
it is completed sometime late
in the summer, will be the centre of Catholic activities.
At present there is accommodation for 48 male students, but
long range plans include three
more dormitories, a girls' wing,
and a permanent library and
chapel.
Facilities being provided at
present, which include library,
lounge and snack bar, are open
to all students.
Fr. Carr pointed out that there
is nothing of a similar nature
in the United States, although
the system of religious colleges
on Public University campus
is quite common in Canada and
works "admirably."
NFCUS To Hold
National  Seminar
NFCUS has announced  a national seminar to bo held al
the University of Western Ontario, September 8th lo 12th.
Subject to t he seminar will be •
,..,,, ,       ,.   ,,      ,,   . .,      .      aim   is   "to  encourage  Canadian
I he   role  ol.   (he   l uversilv   in      .    ,     . ■ ,.,
students   lo   (ace   Ihe   realitv   ol
N;l,m";i1     "evelopm.-nl,"     will,   lt)t„, an(, n;,tj()ll:il (modems.'"
speci.'il   refer.-uces   lo   Ihe   seii-n-j      U[',(''  is allowed  lo send three
ces,    the    humanities,    line    art.-: ! clelcgsil es   lo   (lie   seminar.     The
and   the  social   sciences. [ registration   fee  is  $10,  all  oilier
SponsDi'm1     |1V      t|u,     Canada ' expenses  are   paid.
Council    an,I    Coyernor-Ce'ieral        Regisl rsil ion  deadline  al  AMS
Vincent    Masses.    Ike   seminar's   office is February 28.
UBC PROFESSOR RECEIVES
$5,300 RESEARCH GRANT
"r. thmald li. Porter, assistant professor in the department ot ehemi.-tn sit the University ,,|' IH.1., has been
.'i\v;ii'p|p'il a ".r.snl ui Sh.kOI) by the Petroleum lu'sourcli
I'niul ,'\il\.'-., ,\\ P.'awl nl ihe American Chemical Society,
I" 'l; -: i n. research work m the sillily of the mechanism
el   j 'w    mm-.P : .( mm   of   kmdi ocai hens   (..si.-.i ill ne ),
'1 he Jep n-;n ..ii; , pi elmmml r\ at PP.C is probably the
onl\ ei'' 'w. ( kiiissi la with lai- -spool a 11 mss ! ei | II ipn lent neees.-
s-"'> hu v.i.: lv,, . i i m 1 y into the m-umm! (kelil m combustion   Is Hie! I,
Election   Results
(Continued  from  Page   1)
Despite the election results,
McKay i.s still Prime Minister.
Me will have- to inform the Governor-General by Friday whe-
hier or not he thinks that the
Liberals can retain the confidence of Uie House. If he feels
Ihey cannot, he will resign, and
lhe Conservatives will probably
be asked to form a Government,
< >ne third of the campus voted
in the second slate elections:
and balloting wa.s heaviest in
the Quad and al. the Brock,
where Ihe advance poll was included.
He walked into a restaurant
suiel oyer his coffee sal trying to
I'i.gure what his discount would
hi'- Finally, in desperation, he
called Hie waitress and asked,
"If I were lo ,giye you 10' k of
SfilMH), how much you lake off'.'"
Llushinn prettily, the waitress
said, "Would my earrings bother
you'.'"
Tween Classes
(Continued from Page 1)
PSYCHOLOGY CLUB — Important lecture by Mr. Belyea
on "Job Opportunities in Psychology," Friday, HM2 at 12:30.
Everybody invited. Remember
the  "Libido Ball"  on  Saturday,
* *       *
ALLIANCE   FRANCAISE   —
AFSU presents Dr. J. G. An-
clison — "French Gastronomy"
Friday noon, Arts 102.
* *       *
WUS is sponsoring a lecture
hy a Physiotherapist from
Shaughnessy Hospital on Friday
noon in Physics 201. All girls
interested are welcome.
•k       -k       *
BEN HILL—TOUT PHOTOG
GRAPHIC SALON — There will
be a showing of the competition
color slides entered before they
are judged, Friday noon in FG
100. All students and staff are
invited to attend.
■k * *
CONSERVATIVE CLUB —
Honourable Howard Green, Minister of Public Works, speaks
Friday noon in Physics 200.
Faculty To
Submitt
Opinions
A brief on the educational system of the province will be presented to the Royal Commission
through the executive of the
Faculty Association.
The Association made this in-
foramtion public Monday.
It has appointed Professor
Charles Bourne, Faculty of Law
as chairman; members, Dr. E.
Black, Mr. D. Brown, Dr. J.
Halpcrn, Dr. S. Jamieson, Mr.
J. McGechaen, Dr. B. Moyls and
Dr. W. Robbins.
Thc executive of the Association felt that the importance of
the educational system in laying
thc foundation for university
work merited the attention of
their members, and that their
views as professional teachers
and researchers would be of use
to thc  Commission,
The committee will attempt to
obtain the views of individual
faculty members on as wide a
basis as possible, Faculty meirv
bers have been urged to consider
their views about the relationship between the provincial educational, system and the work
of the university and its members.
Dr. C. D. Orchard
Guest Speaker
At Banquet
Dr. C. D. Orchard, provincial
deputy minister of forests, will
be guest speaker at thc annual
banquet of the Forest Club of
the University of B.C. in the
Georgia Hotel on February 25.
Leaders of B.C.'s forest industry have been invited to the
banquet which will be highlighted by the presentation of
rings lo the 25 students of the
1 Drill   forestry   graduating   class.
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and Desmond Fitzgerald. Forgotten are harsh words which.
they spouted at the "Monarchy debate" last fall, and today
they join forces, temporarily at least, against the faculty in
the annual Student-Faculty Debate at 12:30 in the Brock
Lounge. See story. —photo by Mike Sone
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Debaters Hold Annual
Student-Faculty Debate
The Bull's Horn is at stake!
The TJBC Debating Union holds the annual Student-Faculty
Debate at 12:30 today in the Brock Lounge.
To  the winning team goes a
genuine horn from a miniature
bull, mounted on a sterling silver
cookie plate.
Derek Fraser and Desmond
Fitzgerald will try to retain the
students honor, as they defend
the resolution: ""Members of the
faculty and administration should
be elected by the students."
Representing the faculty will
be Dr. James Brown of the
Physics Department and Professor C. W. J. Elliot of Classics.
Chairman of the debate will
be Union President Graham
Moseley.
Fraser and Fitzgerald have
revealed that they will be de-
baling in an "Oriental style like
thai of Ihe Eastern Universities
ot the 'Ming Dvnastv."
Framework   Lecture
One of North America's foremost authorities on the Rocky
Mountains will lecture at the
UF-IC on Friday.
He is Dr. D. L. Blackshinc,
Jr., professor of geology at the
University of Wyoming in Laramie, who will speak on "The
Tectonic Framework of thc
Rock Mountains" in FG-100.
Dr. Rlackstone's lecture is one
of 82 he is delivering on a five-
week speaking lour.
Lecture begins at 8.15 p.m.
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Miss Dorothy Somerset, Head
of Academic and Extension
Work in Dramatics at the University of British Columbia,
will speak on the Theatre in the
scries: "Structure and Form in
the Various Arts", at 3.30 p.m.,
Friday, in Physics 201.
Miss Somerset is widely
known for her work as a Director, Educator and organizer in
the theatrical life of British Columbia. For several years she
was the Director of the Vancouver Liltle Theatre and the UBC
flays Club, and since its inception in 1939 the Summer School
ot the Theatre.
She is a strong advocate of a
Canadian National Theatre, and
is Honorary Secretary of the
Canadian  Theatre Centre.
In 195(3 she returned from a
year in Europe, studying the
best in European Theatre and
observing the various Schools
of Theatre in France, England,
Italy and Austria, new techniques of production and teaching
methods and new ideas of theatre organization.
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THE   UBYSSEY
Thursday, February 20, 1958
\\
GARDEN" FULL OF LIGHT
By HON HANSEN
Many reviewers, when talking about a production, fail to
make a distinction between the
play itself and a particular production of it. They mix criticism of the structure of the
play with that of the way the
actors try to integrate their
parts with the whole of the
play. There are sometimes inconsistencies, highly unlikely
situations, or inadequate character motivations, which,
though blamed on the actors,
are faults of the script.
"The Chalk Garden" as a
play has little about it that
may be criticized. It is well
organized, the lines are speak-
able, and it has just enough
humour in it to make one feel
that   it   would   be   considered
"good dramatic fare" by even
those who arc ur.cd to no more
than thc slapstick of many of
the very obvious modern comedies.
But more important to me,
the play did not send me away
with the usual empty feeling
I get when I have1 been subjected to two hours of drivel
concerning, say, the breakfast
quibbles and habits of the
Jones. The Jones are alright,
but I would hope to hear about
a more thought-provoking
facet of their life.
Without becoming a club in
the hands of the social injustice fellows, the play threw
light on the resignation and
understanding that can arise in
one who has spent, some time
in prison. » ^j
Since the play itself i.s good,
it would stand up well even if
il were burdened with tho
weight of a mediocre production. This was a superb production. The audience felt secure in the knowledge that the
actors hadn't emotionally exhausted their parts by the end
of the first act.
To see someone build a character at the opening of a play,
without saying a word, and
linn when she speaks, to find
the voice and control consist-
ant with her appearance, is unusual and gratifying. The other actors, and especially the
grandmother, each built a
character, strong but never
dominating, controlled but
never rigid.
REVIEWS AND CRITICISM
CAMPUS AESTHETES and devotees of skin-art  generally will  be interested  to  note
that De Sica's modern Italian classic  "Bitter  Rice"  will  be  presented   sometime  this
March by Filmsoc in the Auditorium. The film is notable for its scrupulous realism, and, as
most Italian films of this type, its allegorical overtones. It also features such splendours
as Miss  Silvana iftangano, pictured  above.
«ir
EDITOR, BARRIE HALE
B.C. Artists 'Impressive"
COMING EVENTS
By SHAWN HAROLD
The 48th Annual exhibition
of the B.C. Society of Artists
is this year's most impressive
Fine Arts Gallery showing.
There are a few disappointing
works among the ninety-six
which are exhibited, particularly those of the well-known
Jack Shadbolt and Jack Wilkinson. Shabolt's gouaches,
"Two Signature Themes" and
"Two Calligraphies" are distinctively uninteresting, and
Wilkinson seems to have acquired a Picasso influence
which robs him of his former
spontaneity.
Two impressive portraits are
included in the show. "Kelly
of Hornby Island," by Charles
Scott, is a searching human
study, and Platon Ustinov's
"Portrait of Helen Gaynor,"
though conventional, is very
professionally executed.
George Noris' "Head and
Hand" is a gem of a drawing,
and Bruno Bobak's pen-and-
wash "Grasses" has that particular fusion of the Oriental
and Bobak's intense vitality
which makes him such a fine
artist.
Another Bobak, Molly, in her
"View from the Blue Heron,"
has captured the grey-white
mornings of the Vancouver waterfront. This is one of the
most successful paintings in the
show.
"Two Figures," by Alfred S.
Colton, calls to mind Paul E.
Newman on vacation; there is
a certain self-consciousness in
this work,
'Penguins," by Georges Ku-
than, and "Queer Fish" by Ina
Uhthoff, are lovely, though
perhaps unimpressive gallery-
wise. Either of these, especially the smugly ecstatic fish,
would be welcome in this reviewer's garrett.
Rob Steele's "Red Forms on
While"      resembles     countless
THE READERS WRITHE
Editor, The Qritic's Page,
Dear Sir:
In his criticism of the film,
"Sayonaria" in the January 30
edition of The Ubyssey, Mr.
Frechette successfully adhered
to thc contemporary error of
slanted language and innuendo. Under this condition his
criticsm becomes the reflection of his own ignorance and
poor judgment.
"Miscegenation is a serious
matter at any time." Indeed it
is, and should be. But to stale
as reason for its seriousness
"the obvious strain not only
between East and West, but
also between history's first ex-
nuclear enemies" is sheer nonsense. On the other hand, in
"Sayonara" where duty and
the factors pertaining to society's disapproval were considered first of all, and yet the
marriage materialized then
miscegenation is a matter of
courage, faith, and true love
which are admirable qualities
to the intelligent and understanding  observer,
Al the lime of seeing the
movie, Mr. Frechette was probably revolting inside himself
and was, of course, iinoonsci-
ous of his pro-conceived ideas
that he failed to see what the
movie  purported.
As a resull he can be credited for his erroneous observation, namely, that Joe Kelly
the (II "goes so thoroughly
Japanese tiial he even commits
suicide . . ."
Joe   Kelly   did   not    commi
suicide,   but    ralher   his   Japanese   wife   murdered   him,  and
she   in   lurn  C'liimiilled  suicide
for pin ions  reasons.
One can ask, whal did the
movie purport'.' Was il ridicule, slapstick, mor.ils" Cw
lainh , "Sue oiiar.i" had I Wo
morals,
Firstly, it set out to show
the folly of parents meddling
in young people's love affair,
Did not the young American
daughter turn to her parents
and said, "1 hope you don't
lose my man for mc"?
Secondly, the movie conveyed the established fact that
love is not confined to any one
race. Generally speaking, the
ability to love and to be loved
has no prescribed limits,
Similarly, beauty is not confined to any one race. Moreover, the movie strongly indicated that one's duty to society
is important, but duty to one's
self is of primary  importance.
To say that "Sayonara" fails
because of the happy ending,
is a debatable point, but to
stale that, the happy ending
"amounts almost to an insult
not only to our intelligence,
but to lhat of the Japanese as
well" is a deplorable retrogression in our way of thinking. If "Sayonara" fails it is
not because its happy ending
insults our intelligence, but
rather, it insults our lack of
intelligences.
SAM  ALI,
Arts IV.
other abstracts, but nonetheless
is a pleasant work; Eric
Loewe's "Dead Wood" reworks
another tired theme, but does
it beautifully.
However, the highlights of
the show are the two works by
Charles Stegeman. Whether or
not these are art, and perhaps
their almost manufactured
quality would be a levelling
blow, "The Black Cat" and
"Still Life" have a certain mystical quality (which, incidentally, Mr. Stegeman gave to the
sets of a certain Irish play produced on campus' last fall1)
which is certainly conscious,
but which has the dancing-
light quality of an "old master." Mr. Stegeman, by his
determination to stand alone,
to be an apprentice to none, is
worth using as bait for viewers
who when Ihey have been
caught will be impressed by
the whole of a very impressive
Art Gallery exhibition,
Exclusive to Students
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Taste and Good Painting," and
tomorrow afternoon, Miss Dorothy Somerset will speak on
"Theatre," in Physics 201.
Enid Bagnold's play "The
Chalk Garden" continues until
Saturday. It is reviewed elsewhere on this page. Some tickets may still be available at
the Extension Department.
The Ben Hill-Tout Memorial
Photographic salon begins next
Tuesday in The Fine Arts Gallery, as does The Canadian Society of Painter's Watercolour
show. The present show of
Canadian Prints closes Saturday.
Next  Thursday  at   noon   in
Physics 202, Mr. George Swin-
ton of the University of Manitoba, will speak on "The Art
of thc Eskimo," and that after
noon Dr. Earle Birney will de
liver another reading of Con
temporary Poetry, in Sedge
wick Memorial Reading Room
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