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The Ubyssey Oct 31, 1957

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No. 18
The  Lord Allrincham  incident  was  re-enacted in front of the Brock yesterday as Derek
'raser, avid monarchist swim;' out at Desmond Fitzgerald.
The feud  originated when, Fitzgerald  stated that the Empire did not really need a Queen.
mm,^m^mm_^__m_i_mMmm^mm——mm—H_amm      Fraser,   who  claims   lo   be  a
descendcnt of the United Empire
Loyalists, confronted Fitzgerald
on thc steps of thc Brock and
slapped his cheek with a leather
Flabbergasted, Fitzgerald said,
"I am greatly affronted at this
shard-like behavior," and challenged thc "bounder" to a duel
with umbrellas.
Only comment Fraser had on
thc incident was "I wish I had
hit harder."
Continuation ot the argument
will lake place tomorrow noon
at thc Debating Union's Open
Debate in Atrts 100.
Fraser and Fitzgerald will be
thc principal speakers as they
debate thc topic: "Resolved that
the Commonwealth does not
need a Queen.''
Two law students will act as
Brian Smith will argue for thc
affirmative   while   John   Green
Tickets for. the Homecoming Dance on November 9th
go on sale today in ihe A.M.S. office in Brock Hall. The price
ii $4.00 per couple. Tickets may be obtained for either tho
Field House or the Armouries. The dance in Brock Hall will
be limited to Alumni and members of the Graduating Class.
Chairman Grant MacDonald emphasizod thai decorations, orchestras, and other facilities will be oi equal calibre
at each dance. Featured entertained Herb Jeffries will be
appearing at both dances for a 35 minute show. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned in the Field House ot 11 p.m.
and will be presented IS minutes later in the Armouries.
He further emphasised that a ticket is only valid for one
dance or the other, but not both.
Students planning on taking in this fall classic would be
advised to get their tickets as soon as possible.
Totem Subscriptions on Sale Today
Price Lower Than Ever Before—$3.50
FLESH FELT LEATHER yesterday as Derek Fraser confronted Desmond Fit/Gerald on
the steps of the Brock. The feud concerns Fitzgerald's remark that he doesn't think that
the Commonwealth needs a Queen. —photo by Wally Thatcher
Canadian metropolitan daily newspapers received a blast of disapproval last Saturday from
the 20 delegates at the annual Western Canadian University Press Conference.
In an attempt to explain "a reluctance on the part of university .students to enter the
field of newspaper journalism" students at the Saskatton meeting drew up a 700 word indictment of Canadian professional journalism.
Thc    charges    claimed    "low. *
standards   and   unfair   practices
.  .   .  contrary  to  thc  ideals  of
journalism"  on  the  part of  the
city dailies.
Lack   of   student   interest   in
Pique is coming out next'luesmj()U1,nalism  as  a  career w,is ;(l
®ay tributed  to  current  journalistic
Pique costs two-bits (or maybe i malpractise.     not     to     physical
35 cents). j working     conditions    and    em-       Thc   Ubysscy-Blue   and   Gold
Pique is Ihe campus magazine j ployee   benefits.' i Society   -   sponsored   centennial
devoted to the search lor lunnoi'. , nK,. F_AT__ rHAnr:r   . ■,..*, ,-,•■   •   ,
LitLti,flit!) UHAttt»L   • project contest has been otlicial-
ly  postponed.
1958 TOTEM—Subscriptions
>n sale today at 12.30 in the
<\MS office, College Shop, J.ib-
v.ry and Quad. The low price is
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ra practice at 730 p.m. today, j 4584-L.
Irock   North.     Everyone     who ff      ff*      ff
ilays  an  instrument   please  at-j     MAMOOKS General  Meeting
today  at   12.30  to discuss plans
for the party. All present please.
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Room 20 (N.VV. corner of Philo- [ will oppose the resolution,
sophy Hut today at noon). |    Umbrellas   will   be   unfurled
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Workshop — Tonight at 1:15 at
1130 West 32nd. For transportation phone Alma 4498-L or AL.
at 12:30.
Greeks Hold
Help Week
Foreign Correspondent
Thc last picture taken on
Canadian shores. Gambrill
was waiting for his ship. lie
is bearing full travelling kit.
Pubster To
View Europe
Ubyssey Associate Editor
In view cf increasing world
tension, approaching decadence
in European art, and a rumor
that the bullfight is about to
be outlawed in Spain, the Ubyssey has despatched a reporter
to Europe to bring you the facts.
He is Anthony Asquith Gambrill, former ace reporter and
columnist for the Ubyssey, who
will comment on Europe as he
sees it during his winter swin;<
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hold its first meeting tonight at
S p.m. in the Clubs Auditorium.
Dr. Chapman will speak on the
value of post graduate work and
what is expected of a commerce
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AQUA-SOC. — Today at noon
in Arts 206. third and final lecture on skin-diving theory plus
demonstration of rescue techni-! Arts 102 at 12.30 today.
Thc  Fraternities  and  Sorora-! from Northumberland to Nice,
tics  are  having    their    annual
"Help   Week"   this  Friday   and
In these two days 200 pledges
from  the  Fratcrnaties  and   125
an open noon debate at 12.30 in
Arts 100.    Topic: •Resolved that
the  Commonwealth     does    not ' Sorority  pledges  will  be  going
really need a Queen."  All wel- j ;"'ound  lo  25  different   charity
come.    All may speak. organizations such as: Canadian
•f,      if.      %. National Institute for the Blind.
Kiwanis Clubs.  Canadian  Arth-
Pick A Pique
Next Tuesday
"It's Off
Says Editor
Pique is a good thing for you ,     T,u,    dek,g.,u,s    vharfivdl    tIlc.
to spend your money  on. (metropolitan   newspapers   with.
Pique   is  edited   and   written. ' Editor-in-Chief   Patricia   Mar-
for the most part, by ol'f-campus'     !■ The  gaining  of news   .   .   .   chak dolefully announced today
people. For  tiie  first issue, any-   by  tactics  thai  do  not. represent   "It's off."
way. 'i!k' ideals of individual freedom'
Pique's editor is Maurice Gib- ' ami   individual  rights.
e preserved for the- later contest, Mrs,
Marchak said.
No    choice    had    been    made
'roin    the    entries    already    rc-
,,    „...                           -■  Th('   selecting   of   facts  out ceived al  this  juncture,   but  the
"Buy   t-ique.      Gibbons   say...   ()f   (;(in|l,xl              jmd   u,,,itmf,   R 1)(,s, ()[ ,,K,S0 CMtrk,s wiU h
lie   also   says   a   number   oi   (I1(.V.,)  ,,,  .,  hi;isec|  in;mner.
other things, which he classilics
us   slogans,   the   major   part   of       :!.  The slanting of news slurie-
whicli are mil suitable  for pub-   by   the  imort'mn  of  emotionally It   wa.s  called   off  indefinitely
ligation.                                                   charged   material   .  .   . and "just because of a general lack of sup-
For   instance,   witness  trie   fol-   under   the   law"   attacks   on   in port.
lowing:  'For men    the  Pique   dividuals before they are proven Con.-mientious   Critics'   Page
extra — for a real bazazz drink,   umlty   by   fair  trial. ,,(lj.()1.   n,(|.m:   ,,.|U>   is   j,,mvi„„
rip out  page 3!) of the mag. dm         ,   Thi, discrimination in favor a   beard   for   the   centennial   in-
of prominent persons ,  . . whose stead,
position     can     influence     news
ques. Thursday evening from
5.30 to 7.00 in Empire Pool, second to the last skin-diving training session. Brink mask, fins
and snorkle.
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F. & G. 100 at 12.30. Mr. F. A.
Gartner, Forest Industrial Engineer for Alaska Pine Co. will
speak on forest industrial engineering problems. i
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VARSITY   CHRISTIAN     Fellowship skating party tonight at!
Edmunds     Rollerway.     Tickets
may  still   be  obtained  at  Club
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Organizational meeting of those
interested in trying out. Today
al 12.30, Weight Room UBC
Men's Gym.
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PHILOSOPHY CLUB — Prospective members can gain mem-   want space in
bership    and     information eon-! to notice
in  learning  to play squash  for|riUs and Rheumatism    Society,
winter  conditioning,     meet     in j YMCA and YWCA.
Their jobs will be lo help gen-
j£      tf,      «£ | orally   with   such   things   as:—
THE  CRITIC'S CIRCLE  will | Painting,     digging,     repairing,
hold its next meeting tonight at  washing walls and cars, and pol
corning club activities in HM-2..AT ONCE!
8 p.m. at 4411 West 3rd Avenue
(take 4th Ave. bus to Trimble
St. and walk down to 3rd). Subject for discussion will be: —
"Bounjour Tristesse" vs. "Chocolates for Breakfast."
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have speaker, Dr. Laycock, on
Friday, November 1st, rather
lhan today as was previously
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CAMERA CLUB presents
their guest speaker Mr. Cece
Newman, Ansco Color Agent, in
the first of a two lecture-demonstrations on "Processing your
own color
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ATTENTION!  —  Club  Presidents,  Residences    and    Armed
Forces  better move fast if  you
ie Totem, Attend
in council office boxes
Mr. Gambrill is conversant
with tension, decadence, and
He will bring you the real
story of Paris bistros, as seen
through the eyes of a Bistro
buff: and a recipe for Hungarian
goulash that will start another
He will not interview Elvis-
Presley, or tell you what the
Queen wears when visiting
Charles at boarding school.
Mr. Gambrill brings to our
pages a world of experience. Ho
began his career with thc Ubyssey in 1955, authoring the
column, "Rim of Hell."
The "Rim" was so successful
— Gambrill was threatened with
ishing furniture.
All fraternities and sororities
will be participating.    A group
| of pledges plus one active member   will   be   assigned   to   each i
!agency. j
! The two chairmen of "Help i deportation to his natiye Man-
Week" are Bob Edes, represen- j Chester, tar and feathers, and
tative for the Inter Fraternity ' a position on the labor relations
Council; and Mervyn Shallara, I board — that in 1956, Anthony
the  Pan  Helcnic Society  repre- i changed his title to   "Come and
j sentative. j Get   It,"   and
I     This  "Help Week"  comments   successful,
chairman Edes, does    much    to
was   even   more
promote good will towards the
Friday noon in Arts AF production "Air Defence
: Command" will follow a talk by
Air Commodore H. H. C. Rut-
ledge, OBE, CD, on "An Airman's Look at the Defence Picture" today at noon in Engineering  201.
(Continued on Page 3)
This year, in view of hi.s
travelling role, his columns have
a p p e a r e d under thc name
"Hither and Yawn." Without
apologizing for the pun, Mr.
Gambrill set off Sunday, fearlessly on his journey.
His first report on Europe as
he  tfces   it   appears   soon.
It will tell all about thc Caribbean.
Mr. Gambrill is taking thc
long route.
Education  In  U.S.S.R.   Explained
Ubyssey Feature Editor
society,  but do they contribute
to the advancement of it'.'"
Russia's     successful     technico-     strengthened   in    face   of   Rti.v
logical   progress   have   on   our      sia's |;lU-s, advances.
solve     in     pro-cooled     eke-    o
water, and presto        a \\ ry mar
tini." And Ibis:  "A  rolled  I'i<|M"   |Kl|K.r   |);,iu.v.
makes  a   fine,   suckable  sw i//.ii
••Pique, of Pimm,
Thou hle.-scd m,m'
Curst   be   he
Who   call-   ime   "r.i1-'
This  is  what   e. know n a ■ i>■ • ■ ■»
pub licit >
jm     the    sell    Sell    lejnnmo''-
Buy  one  au\ w a> .
a     1 .aek   of   recognitii in   of   t he
re.-poiisioihly  of  the   presm
'I'liis. the delegate ; said, cei
pmaidml w ilh the kick of p>"'
e ia I contact s. scliola rsk i ps. and
training program- l->r sludenis.
1 n pkiiu.s the nm,at i ve si mii'iii at-
I 11 ode toward-, pimtmmionn I
The launching of the "Red
moon" has drawn attention to
the differences between Russian and Western education.
What   is   the   difference   be-
own educational system'.'
Dr. Reid believes thai we
must alter our approach lo
education  in this countrv.
Important meeting of all
Homecoming float chairmen
today at noon in the Board
Room,   Brock   Hall.
Ideas for floats will be
Dr. Reid states that Russian
education is different from
"Russian sludents are not
tween the produels of Russian protected from the stem hard
and western education" world."
According to  Dr.  Chris  Reid He  knows that   if  he doesn't      plied   subjects   like   Home   Re.
ol the UDC Chemistry Depart- do well he may end up in a or vague courses like general
moid Ihe Russian child leaves mine in Siberia, according to science which in Dr. Reid's
high school with a sense of ac-      Dr   Reid. opinion,   "teach nothing al all."
comphsliinent." The  question   would   not   ap- Dean   Neville   Scarfe   ol    Ihe
"We    may    produce    happier      pear to he whal  is Hussion edu-      College   of   Education   believes
people   well-adjusted   to   their      cation',',  but  what changes will      our educational system will  be
He points oul   that  in   Russia
little emphasis is placed on ap-
"Sucli a spotlight was needed lo bring more public inlcr-
cst to education which will
result in more contributions to
l'ni\ orsilies."  lie said.
Dean Scarfe feels thai the
scit noes will not receive undue
emphasis, bid that our schooling will be bel let ed as a whole.
"People don't wish to adopt
tiie Russian smdem." he said,
"1 he\  wi 11 st rengthen our own." Page 2
Thursday, October 31,  1957
Authorized as second class mall.    Post Office Department, Ottawa.
News Editor     Barbara  Bourne     Managing Editor Dave Robertson
Assistant News Editor Helen Zukowski        Business Manager Harry Yuill
Associate Editor  Ken Lamb       Features Editor  Barbara Bourne
CUP Editor Marilyn Smith
Reporters  and  Deskmen:— Mary Wilkins, Bill Pickin,  Carol  Osborne,  Lois  Boulding,
Barrie  Cook  and  Tony  Gambrill.
Editorial and News Offices ..- - AL. 4404, Locals 12, 13, 14
Business and Advertising Offices  - AL. 4404. Local 6
What Jhti Campu* Weefo
Let's Try Some Food For a Change
A fourth campus eating place has been
put under the administration of the University Food Services Committee. The cafeteria in the gymnasium, formerly operated
under the auspices of the Legion with all
surpluses going to a Bursary Fund for veteran's children, was taken over by the University this fall.
This means that with the exception of
the Campus Cupboard which serves only
light snacks, all eating facilities on campus
are operated by the university. All prices
and purchases, all menus and personnel, all
service and time-schedules are determined
by the university committee.
It also means that students who must
stay out on campus over dinner-hour must
eat at a university-owned and operated cafe.
The only alternatives are one restaurant off
the immediate campus which offers poor
food and service at exhorbitant prices, or,
and this only for students with cars, a cafe
outside the university gates.
The fact that this latter cafe, while not
at all unusual as far as downtown restaurants go, is always packed with students
suggests that something is far wrong with
the services on campus. Ibis is further sug-
guested by the recent failure of "cafeteria
tickets" which gave reductions on meals for
students eating regularly at the Campus
Cafeteria. Only 20 students took advantage
of the offer although there are several hundred who must eat somewhere between here
and Alma Road. It appears that students
would rather miss out on a less expensive
weekly pass for cafeteria meals than throw
away the daily hope that they may be given
a ride outside the gates for a decent meal.
The reasons given by students for their
dislike of cafeteria supper-hours are the
poor service and the poor quality meals.
This fact was brought out in a letter to
this paper recently printed on this page.
The following retalliatory reasons have
been givvn by the administration to students
via student councillors who may air their
complaints to the Food Services Committee
but who may not sit in on planning discussions nor vote on behalf of the student
population: ''Underpaid staffs and low-cost
We would like to examine these
We are told that cafeteria personnel
are currently paid so little that experienced
waitresses are not obtainable. In fact, however, waitresses and general help at the
cafeteria are being paid, to start, 80 cents
per hour plus time and a half for overtime.
At downtown restaurants the going union
wages at start are 75 cents per hour. This,
incidentally, is the wage paid to waitresses
starting at the off-campus restaurant which
offers better service.
The second reason offered to students, that
of low price meals, appears to be no longer
applicable because meals have gone up an
average of one-third over their cost of last
year. Comparably priced meals off-campus
are available and they are of generally better
calibre and greater variety.
Comparably priced and lower priced meals
of better quality are now offered at other
Canadian campi. The various university
conferences held this year at London, Quebec City, and Saskatoon, disclosed to UBC
delegates the fact that these universities,
which must be laboring under difficulties
similar to those of UBC, are producing better
meals at equal or lower prices and are offering a wider variety within each meal and
from day to day than are our own UBC
Food Services Committee outlets.
The prices here are conspicuous especially in view of the lack of overhead as
compared to that of profit-making restaurants. In the main cafeteria no waitresses
are needed, cutting personnel down to kitchen staff, servers at the cafeteria counter,
janitor, and one person to take money and
sell cigarettes. Furthermore the cafeteria
hours do not require that two or three staffs
be on duty at either end of the day, as is
the case in a privately-owned around-the-
clock establishment and at many other Canadian universities' cafeterias which stay
open until ten at night.
There may be extenuating circumstances
at UBC which account for the poor service,
low quality meals, lack of variety in foods,
and for the apparent discrepancy between
the amount of money taken in and the services given out.
However, students are not informed of
such circumstances even when they repeatedly question and criticize the existing situation. Two student elected representatives
sit in on Food Services Committee pre-amble
discussions, are questioned regarding student habits of eating and various extraneous
subjects, and then are told to leave while
the administration committee on Foor Services talks over serious matters and votes.
From this point on, students see only
the unhappy results of such talks and such
Trie reason given for not allowing students to vote with the Food Services and
Housing committees is ''lack of continuity."
This is questionable in view of the fact
that students, despite an annul turnover of
executives and councillors as well as members, have maintained an admirable degree
of continuity from year to year in their
various clubs, organiations, and students'
council. Meanwhile, vvith no way of discovering the truth and no means of implementing on a lamentable situation, students
are forced to accept excuses which are as
dull and unpalatable as the food the committee peddles.
In the past, students hoped that the
administration would, through control of
food outlets and menus, eventually arrive
at a combination of prices, menus and service that would prove satisfactory. This has
not come to pass but the administration's
monopoly expands. It i.s obvious that the
Food Services Committee as presently constructed, ii a dismal failure.
The lime has come for the administration to scrap the existing committee and its
policies and to substitute for it one which
includes fully participating students. The
"continuity" which the present constructed
committee has achieved is only a continuity
of poor results.
Frank is my name and I intend to BE frank.
What this campus needs,
football-wise, is a little less
talk and a lot more action from
the student body and the
We   need   action   from   students who play football off the '
campus, in what they call "a
real rough, tough league."
These junior and juvenile
league players have, in many
cases, more football experience
than some of the players participating in the Evergreen
Conference. We would use all
of these kids. The job of building a league contender would
be that much easier if these
boys would show some loyally
and school spirit.
Winning is the aim of every
team, and we are no exception.
Students make excuses for
not turning out for the football team, but criticize the
calibre of football played by
the varsity. They are, and always will be, welcome to test
their ability against those who
are already playing . A lot of
them talk a great game. Some
have given it a whirl and found
it tougher than it looks. They've
packed up their gear, thrown
in the towel, and gone to play
in other leagues—where they
could practice when they felt
like it and play regularly because they didn't have to compete for their position.
Coming out for the varsity
is too much like going to work,
so they take the line of least
resistance and play where
there is little opposition and
less labor.
If the off-campus players
who feel they have the ability
to make the varsity team would
come out for UBC football, it
stands to reason we should
have little trouble competing
in  the  Evergreen  Conference.
We need more boys like ones
we have, boys who are not
afraid to compete against talent
that is better organized, better
trained, and more experienced,
boys who enjoy contact, and
who   are   not   afraid   to   be
"creamed" as the saying goes.
Wc need the boy who wants
to "cream" thc opposition.
I'm a little surprised by
alumni who say it is bad for
morale to compete against
"supermen". In my two and
one-half seasons as football
coach here, thc Thunderbirds
have never played against anyone with more than the usual
number of arms and legs.
I'm glad there are men on
the varsity who are not afraid
to play in the big, bad Evergreen Conference, who ' look
forward to the Saturday games
and who enjoy competing
against the so-called "great
Their morale is a lot higher
than the morale of those few
who want to quit because they
feel they haven't a chance.
Following these defeatists'
logic, the WIFU should disband
the Edmonton Eskimos because no team in the league
can defeat them, and the
American Baseball League had
better fold because the Yankees keep winning.
Since coming to UBC, assistant coach Bob Hindmarch and
I have tried to instill confidence in the boys who come
out for thc football team. We
feel that our players are mentally and physically equal to
their opponents, but don't realize it.
The biggest drawback has
been defeatist talk from students and alumni. Talk doesn't
help the football team. They
need moral support and practical backing. They need more
and better equipment, better
training facilities, better practice times. All of this takes
money. The kids now playing
are giving their time and effort
for the school. Their only reward is the enjoyment they get
from competing against good
More players who are willing to work and play hard will
bring the UBC football team
up to a par with the others In
the Evergreen Conference.
It's The Twiddle - dee Goverment
That Doesn't Know Which Way To Go
Editor's Notes
Mr. Farit here answera the
Ubytaey editorial claim of October
16th that the combination of a more
right Winnipeg Declaration and a
more left Diefenbaker throne apeech
had deprived the C.C.F. party of ita
unique pontlon.
Editor, The Ubyssey,,
Dear Madam:
The two Private Interest
parties which for purposes of
description I shall call twiddle-
dum and twiddle-dee, are now
co m pletely indistinguishable.
For decades they used to wear
colored ribbons to distinguish
themselves. Nowadays the only
way to tell a Conliberal from
a Libserative is to pinch him.
If he squeals "by Jove" he's
Conliberal — if "Mon Dieu"
he's Libservative.
There are only two things
that are sure in Canadian politics. The first is that no matter which profit-motive party
there is in Ottawa, it will sell
out the Canadian people as
soon as it has a profitable opportunity.
The second is that no matter
which profit motive party is
the one which will swallow
the others, its only true alternative is the C.C.F. We have
seen in B. C. how swiftly party
lines are crossed when government posts and government
contracts are in the offing.
An example of my first
point—speedy lack of concern
for the people of Canada when
it conies right down to hard
facts—is evident in our new
tweedledee government.   Dief
enbaker in last year's bitter
pipeline debates described the
pipeline promoters as "buccaneers" and the project as "A
nefarious scheme". Public
Works Minister Howard Green
called the TransCanada deal
"the greatest betrayal of the
Canadian people since Confederation".
What are Green and Diefenbaker doing now to rectify this
"betrayal" and set this "nefarious scheme" aright? Nothing.
Who are the betrayers? Who
are in addition I might suggest
— humbugs and poppinjays?
One factor is constant. It is
the Canadian people who are
With thc Tory Throne
Speech there was indeed a dilemma created in Canadian
politics. The dilemma is not
"what will happen to the
C.C.F." but rather "what has
happened to private enterprise."
With both major profit-motive parties paying lip service
to social welfare schemes and
"sharing the wealth" it looks
as if there is a tremendous
vacuum created on the political right, but this obviously is
not the case. Both twiddledee
and twiddle-dum were heavily
financed by business corporations and you can be sure both
will toe the line.
The "Socialist" Conservative Throne Speech is nothing
new in the history of the CCF.
It merely marks another in the
long line of CCF victories.
Liberals in 1927 became "Socialists" with Old Age Pensions. Conservatives, "Socialists" in 1932 with the CBC and
1934 with the Bank of Canada.
Liberals again had a binge of
"Socialism" with TCA in 1937,
Unemployment Insurance in
1940 and Family Allowances
in 1944. Now we again have
"Socialist"  Conservatives.
You will actually meet members of these parties who will
boast of social welfare measures. Private enterprise parties are displaying medals they
have won in battles they have
lost when they boast of their
petty welfare schemes. They
do not believe in them — they
do not want them — they are
only performing delaying tactics. It is a terrible thing to
see a political party turn cannibal and destroy itself to spite
and evade another.
The C.C.F. stands for more
than just the idea of occasionally dropping crumbs from
Canada's economic table to placate the underprivileged in
our society. This, the C.C.F.
declares, is inadequate, and
what is more, immoral. As
democratic socialists C.C.F.ers
recognize Ihe equal worth of
all citizens in our society and
their God-given right to share
fairly in the world's bounty.
When other parties start to
implement the economic planning and social democracy that
is necessary for a decent relationship between human beings—then they will become
socialists—no sooner—no later.
The "Socialists" Tory budget
was just Uncle John's way of
wishing Canadians "bon voyage" as he sells us down the
The C.C.F. celebrates Us
25th Anniversary this fall.
What has it accomplished in
these 25 years? Well, politically it has reached the point
where it is the second largest
party in English speaking
Canada, the largest party in
Western Canada, the balance
of power in Ottawa, thc government in Saskatchewan and
the next government in both
B. C. and Manitoba.
Legislatively it has been the
stimulus and source of every
single piece of Canadian legislation which is in the interest
of the common people of
Canada's first health scheme,
Old Age Pensions, Unemployment Insurance, the Bank of
Canada Act, Family Allowances—all these measures and
countless more originated in
the minds and through the
work of men like J. S. Woods-
worth and M. J. Coldwell.
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam.
The success of Homecoming
has been sabotaged unwittingly
by lack of perspicacity or foresight on the part of the First
Member at Large.
People like myself who
come from out of town and
look forward to a visit with
the family when the few opportunities arise, must now
choose between Homecoming
and the long weekend on
which the festivities are being
held. A simple perusal of the
University Calendar will reveal far in advance that November 11th is a university-
recognized holiday and that
Homecoming should not be
held on that weekend. The
result is that hundreds of students will absent themselves
from the annual celebration or
else disappoint the members of
their families who are looking
forward to seeing them.
Lie fore 1 leave the subject,
the vascillating in connection
with whether or not then'
would be a parade was sicken-
in;;   and   s|   in It ;s   ad    1   can
only say that the man who is
in charge of the whole show is
not making an honest attempt
to do the job he said he would
during the campaign elections
last spring.
Yours truly,
•T* *T* *T
Reply to Von Kries -
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
Huzzah, Mr. Von Kries! In
your letter of October 25, cither you've hit the nail on thc
head or you've got an awful
bruised thumb. You say you
can't stand Engineers. You say
you can't stand rowdy behavior at AMS meetings. You
say you envy well-dressed men.
You say Engineers are sheep.
You say you are against the
proposed $') increase in fees.
You say classes should not be
cancelled. Well, let's sit down
Yogi-like and count our toes.
The time, 12:.'1(); the place.
Armouries; event, AMS meeting: main feature, hill-billy antics of Engineers, and, I must
not forget, the proposed $3 increase in fees.
As far as the cacaphony and
Grade Ten antics of Engineers
is concerned let us put it down
to a release of nervous tension.
More students should act up at
AMS meetings. It's good for
the nervous system. In fact,
next meeting, don't sit there
frustrated-like, but stand on a
chair and yell, ape-like, at the
top of your voice. It's good.
You'll never need a psychiatrist.
Next is the proposed increase in fees. At this point,
or I should say, on this point,
we agree.
I, truthfully, am against the
five-dollar increase. That is
to say the President of the Engineering Undergraduate Society (commonly called thc
EUS), Russ Fraser, was not
representing EUS views when
he expressed the opinion that
"students unable to raise the
proposed additional five dollar
AMS fee should go to another
university." Pooh. Consequently, if he is not representing EUS views, he is either
presenting his own opinion —
WHICH IS OK—or presenting
the opinion of a  fraternity —
too strongly and out of place.
The UBC campus is just one
big Puppet Show with the frat
boys pulling the strings. This
view is not slanted toward any
one person but at the campus
as a whole. But I suppose Puppet Shows are good as long as
the strings don't break. Mon
Now, about this inferiority
"dress" complex that you may
have. The answer is simple.
Dress like an Engineer 'cause
it's cheap. Here are the basic
1. One pair jeans (need not
be Ivy League)
2. One T-Shirt
3. One Red Cardigan Sweater.
No laundry bills and yet always a bright dresser.
So, Dear Diary, in closing, I
just have to say that I hate thc
idea of an increase in fees. I
would rather pay the money
for a good bottle of booze and
have a brawl at the Commodore. But, on second thought,
dear diary, I wouldn't mind
giving    $5   to  the    AMS  if  it
meant giving the professors a
bigger salary. At least, if I
buy a bottle of booze, I know
that this is one form of education that will go to "my head."
Yours very truly, •
Engineering 3.
P.S.: I am also against
these "phoney" meetings
that the EUS has the day
before AMS meetings to tell
"fellow sheep" how to vote.
Toujours gaie.
ff *T* ff
Athletic Scholarships
Editor, Tiie Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
Why should many of our
best athletes go to American
colleges? Don't they want to
stay in B. C? Don't we need
them here? We need them ond
they want to stay, but because
we fail to help them financially
when they give up their time
for training, they go to the
It would be much wiser to
help them ourselves and enable them to stay in Canada.
There are too many of our
young people going south as it
it.   Do you  think  il   is sensible
to lose our local talent when
we need them here at U.B.C?
I would like to see more Canadian athletes staying in Canadian universities. So, for their
sakes and ours, let's do something about athletic scholarships.
Education II.
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Totem Again
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
Re: "Totem Disappointment," October 22 issue.
We were greatly alarmed
upon reading thc recent item
in the Ubyssey which staled
that Undergrad pictures are to
be omitted from thc year's
Is the whole problem lack
of help in cataloguing pictures"
If so, there are undoubtedly
many members of "the large
grey mass'' who would be willing to give of their time if such
would assure the inclusion of
undergrad   pictures.
Opinions on campus practically guarantee lhat Totem
sales will take a disastrous and
costly   drop   if   this   decision
•Tr *r *T
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
May I use this space to thank
the person who found my wallet and returned it to my dorm?
Thc honesty and consideration shown are very much appreciated.
Arts I.
Where's Ours?
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
We note from your paper
of October 24. lhat there is one
woman for every three men
on the campus. Please send
ours to the E.U.S. office where
we will be glad to pick her up
any noon.
Yours truly,
THREE  ENGINEERS. Thursday, October 31, 1957
Page 3
Hither  and
Coach Yup is known to be
reconsidering the football situation in view of this year's string
of losses. In an interview with
your reporter Yup announced:
Next year tilings will be different."
Sounds familiar? Wait a minute. . .
"Right now we're scouting
several prospects in a number
of American colleges," he continued. "No more tired rugger
players for us."
He flicked the ash off his Old
Sheep Dip cigar, took a heavy
drag and spat into his mono-
grammed spittoon.
"Yep," said Yup, "football
scholarships are coming in. Da
Preem — M!r. Bennett — is going to make the economic climate here healthy for football
"Coach," I stammered, "you
mean the premier is going to
subsidize your program?"
"Yep, the imports will all be
appointed non-voting, non-existent vice-presidents in the Wenner-Gren organization."
Horrified, I drew my breath
in only to fill my craw with tne
loul smoke of his Old Sheep
"Are we .abandoning the decent things in life? Our ideals?
Our belief in playing the game?
Of being good sports and putting
up a fine show? Are we giving
up these things just to win football games?"
Tears welled up in Yup's eyes
revealing the warm tender side
of Yup the Football Field Marshal. Here was the man who,
when his boys lost 64-0, could
laugh, hysterically, of course,
but at least he laughed. Here
was the man with the guts to
even send in the bench when
things got tough.
Then he straightened his Old
School Tie, stiffened his upper
lip and spoke out:
"We gotta do this. We gotta
get a winning team. Alumni
abandon us, students miss games
and the players are now skipping practices to attend lectures."
"So you get good ball players,
but can they pass exams?"
"We got that fixed," he mumbled, staring down at his desert
boots. "The boys will honor in
leather work."
"Leather wo . . ."
A waft of Old Sheep Dip
choked off my exclamation.
"Don't bug me, will ya? I'm
doing my best but I'm tired of
seeing my boys lose just because
they gotta get a lousy education."
I  turned   away,   shaking   my
head,  in  an effort to keep the
stinging smoke out of my eyes.
"Buddy . . ." he began.
"About the decent things like
playing the game and being a
good sport — will ya forgive
I looked down at him, a
soul trying to survive in
gridiron jungle.
"Well,  okay,  but  there's  one
thing I'll never forgive vou for
. • .", I choked out, a suffocating
sensation clutching my chest.
"What's that?"
". . . smoking those crummy
ABOVE ARE ALPHA OMICRON PI members, Sharon Wright and Miriam Haahti attempting to sell Jim Horseman a ticket to the B.C. Fashion Designers, "Figures in Fashion."
The affair, sponsored by the sorority, will feature men's clothing this year, as well as
the usual women's outfits.
—photo by Wally Thatcher
FilmSoc Presents
Chaplin's "Tillie
"Tillie's Punctured Romance,"
Charlie Chaplin's first full-length
movie, will be shown Tuesday,
November 5th, by Filmsoc.
It is screamingly funny, and
certainly worth the effort and
money to see it.
There will be four showings,
at 3 30, 6, 8 and 10 p.m.
Admission will be 35 cents
for students and staff on presentation of identification to thc
The English Department'!
"PEER GYNT" needs a violinist
or two. There is a wedding
scene — in which Peer gets
drunk and otherwise disgraces
himself — in which the guests
indulge in square dancing.
A country "fiddler" is needed
to accompany them, he it a member of the cast "on stage." Mysterious "off stage" effects on
the violin will also be called for
to create atmosphere.
UBC violinists are invited, are
urged, to make themselves
known, and to take part in the
production. They are asked to
get in touch with Miis Dorothy
Somerset in the Extension Department, Hut L-10, during the
noon hour at soon as possible.
(Continued from Page 1)
V. C. F.  and Anglican  S. C.
present the Bishop of Cariboo,
Rt. Rev. R. Dean, who will
speak on Evangelism in En. 202
at 12.30.
•»*        *p        *p
will hold a general meeting on
Friday in Arts 105 at 12.30.
Subject: Approval of pre-Christ-
mas programme.
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GIRLS1 —  Use    your    spare
time for ping pong  in  the New
Games  Room of the  Brock  Extension, open every afternoon.
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NOTICE — Monday through
Friday   at   8.10   p.m.   listen   to
UBC Radio News on Station 600
(CJOR) produced by UBC Radio.
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S.C.M. invites you    to    their
Hallowe'en party this Friday at
8.30 in the SCM room, 312 Aud.
25c each.
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ALLIANCE FRANCAIS presents an illustrated lecture on
Paris by M. Claude Treil in AG
100 at noon Friday.
Friday at   12.30 in  Physics 301,
Rev.  E.  V.  Apps  will  speak on
the "Origin of Hallowe'en".
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Friday at 12.30 in HM-2 there
will be a film "Psychiatry in
Action." Everyone welcome.
Members free; non-members 10c.
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PHRATERES ALL PHI meeting Friday in W. 100 at 12.30.
Everyone out.
to carry a child's voice...
• • .or move the bottom of a lake
At Lachine, Que., Northern Electric manufactures telephone
coil wire which is as thin as a human hair...
At the same plant, Northern recently completed a mammoth
custom-built power cable with a diameter of just under
six inches. This cable—one of the largest of its kind ever
produced—is supplying electric power to two .gigantic
10,000 h.p. dredges now operating at Steep Rock Lake.
These two contrasting achievements in manufacturing are
dramatic proof of the versatility of the Northern Electric
Company. In addition to manufacturing electrical wire and
cable, and communications equipment ond systems, Northern
Electric also distribute approximately 100,000 electrical
products which stem from more than 1,000 separate
There are interesting careers—and a continual need for University
Graduates—at the Northern Electric Company Limited. A. letter or
postcard to the College Relations Department, Box 6124, Montreal,
will bring full information concerning these opportunities.
Korthertt Electric
See the Amazing
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V   We pick-up ami deliver cars from U.H.C.
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Kith AND TOLMIE                                      ALMA 0771
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the coldest place in the
world. Chuck found this
out soon enough, so he
went looking for a coat.
"This coat," he said,
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Thursday,  October 31,  1957
PICTURED ABOVE IS trumpeter Don Cherry, who, with hi.s quintet, will appear in a
Jazzsoc-sponsored concert Friday noon in the Auditorium. Cherry, although working out
of Los Angeles, is in the Bird-Mile? Davis tradition. He will, shortly, record on an
Eastern label.
(As a result of the recent increased fund allotment to The Brock Hall Collection of
Canadian Painters, and tne official opening of that collection, we feel that it might be apt
to offer some comment upon the paintings from the artists themselves. Readers may find
it interesting, if not rewarding, to compare these comments with the critique of The
Brock paintings written by John Darling, which ran in the October 17 number of The
Reviews and Criticism page. The comments offered below are taken verbatim from the
official Art Committee brochure dealing with the Brock   Hall collection.—B.H.)
"I often use Nature to help me get started in building a painting; that is, I look directly at Nature and take
from it colors and forms, etc., and re-relate them on
my canvas in terms of just color and form rather than
a direct replica of Nature and its deail. On occasion, I do
not need Nature to get started. I build directly from my
experiences; with forms and colors suggesting to me
other forms and colors, so that the painting seems to grow.
This is not a haphazard growth but one that is of me
and controlled by me to an end that is vaguely in sight
from the beginning. "Painting Full Grown" is an example
of this method of working; hence its title."
- "Coast Emblem represents the result of an initial
strongly registered experience which led to the choice of
the motif, and of a secondary experience which lies in the
painting process itself. The initial feeling (about a West
Coast landscape) crystallized into a pictorial idea which
was allowed to assume its own development in painterly
terms. Although its point of departure was quite direct,
Coast Emblem is not a descriptive painting; neither could
it be labelled, if that were necessary, an abstract painting.
Is it a maze of images, sufficiently intriguing to obliterate
reality? Or does its form bring forth new truths which can
enrich momentary experience? Can it even uncover more
permanent values either of our own internal potentialities
or as insight into the nature of the external world?"
"I painted this picture from a sketch which I did in
1938 when I was working at the nearby Brunswick Cannery. This old water mill and these cottages are part of
a group of several more buildings. Why they were
abandoned to the bleaching and rotting elements of the
weather, I don't know. On viewing the scene, I was impressed by the loneliness, the starkness and emptiness of
the pale buildings against the dark cedar background,
and the contrast of the twisted driftwood root forms with
the straight-line forms of the buildings."
One of the few benefits from
a scholastic point of view in
having a TV set is that one can
meet great artists such as Pablo Casals.
Profile (Tues. night, 10 p.m.,
Channel 2) featured an interview with Pablo Casals in his
attic study in Prades where he
is in self-imposed exile. Madeline Fulton, one of his American pupils, questioned him on
his Mfe story. Miss Fulton took
*ier job very seriously, drawing him back to the subject
just as soon as his anecdotes
became interesting. It might
have been more rewarding to
listen to the master ramble on
in his own fascinating way for
the full half hour without Miss
Fulton's interruptions.
In spite of Miss Fulton pushing him, he managed to drop
many words of wisdom.
On art: Art, he feels is nature, and musical interpretations therefore will and must
vary infinitely as does nature.
On his exile from Spain: —
"Everything is possible and accepted nowadays. I refuse to
accept it, that's all!"
The program began and ended with two solos. Casals also
played an old recording of his
Trio where the purity of the
artist's tone was clearly distinguishable even through the
scratching of the old record.
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Perhaps major events of this
coming week, or any other, are
the two Filmsoc presentations
on Tuesday and Thursday. On
the fifth at 3:30, 6:00, 8:00 and
10:00, the Chaplin film "Tillie's
Punctured Romance," with
Marie Driesler, will be shown
It will be accompanied by Disney's "Toad, of Toad Hall," one
of the more artful of that
gentleman's creations. On
Thursday the seventh, one of
the monuments of the French
film Industry, and certainly one
of the great motion pictures
made in any country to date,
Dreyer's 1928 treatment of the
Joan of Arc legend: "Passion
De Jeanne D'Arc." will be
shown at 12:30 and 3:30. This
latter film is an artistic experience unavailable anywhere
else. Student admission for the
usual price. Both films will be
shown in the Auditorium.
Equally happy news, however, is thc appearance Monday
noon of Dennis Matthews,
pianist, and Leon Gossens, obe,
in the Auditorium. These
gentlemen will present a concert of Bach that is not to be
missed, if you like Bach, and
probably even if you don't. Mr.
Goossens is recognized as the
world's leading oboeist. Danny
Kaye once remarked that the
oboe is an ill wind that nobody
blows good; Mr. Goossens has
little trouble in refuting this.
There will be another concert of French music in Physics
200, Wednesday noon. The
artists this time will be Joyce
Perry, soprano, and Genevieve
Carey, piano.
The same room will sec
readings and songs from Denmark delivered by Marja Mour-
ier, Friday at noon.
Thc Fall Plays presented by
the Player's Club will include
a farce lampooning the community-theatre movement of
the 1920's. We are informed
that, as a satire, it is pretty
biting, and as a farce, it lacks
only the throwing of Custard
pies. It is entitled "The Torch-
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Filmsoc Presents
Today: 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 5, 1937
Four Shows: 3:30, 6:00, 8:00 and 10:00 p.m.
Admission 65c — Special,  Students 35c
Tuesday Noon. 12:3(1 - 1:30
Air Commodore H. H. C. Rutiedge,
O.B.E., CD.
speak on
"An Airman Looks at
the Defence Picture"
See the New RCAF Film
"Air Defence Command"
12:30 NOON
Films shown in  UBC's
formidable barriers against
prostitutes,  orange-hawkers,
After cutting through the
manifold disadvantages of a
dim, scratchy print, a malfunctioning sound-reproduction sy&.
tern, and frequently inept projection, the film must still
evoke the appropriate response
from an audience whose primary motivation in being there
in the first place is more than
likely the desire to allow their
digestive tract every possible
chance of survival. Yet the
majority of films offered by
Filmsoc this fall have played
to the hushed, attentive houses
that are the only favorable
evaluation of artistic excellence
that really make much difference in this medium, for so
closely knit are what the
filmaker has to say and his
method of saying it, the major
part of any given film's success is extent to which it captures and directs the imagination of a mass audience in exactly the same way, and at the
same time.
So far this year, our imagination has been directed in a
number of emotionally rewarding ways, by filmakers of numerous nationalities and per-
"PAISAN," the film on
which Roberto Rosselini built
his reputation, the reputation
which he later destroyed with
such films as "STROMBOLI,"
used the stuff of life, unadorned, to create a general feeling
of tragedy and irony. His
actors were, for the most part,
non-professional; his camerawork was austere and unrelenting; his subjects were the ruined cities and damaged peoples
of war-time Italy. The character and incident of this film
were astringently drawn, yet
one was certain that they could
be drawn no other way.
The French have been repro-
Auditorium   come  up against  what  are  perhaps  the  most
audience  comprehension this side of the assorted bear-baiters,
brawling   transients, and dandies in the pit of Shakespear's
See story in "Events of Interest"
sentcd by "SEVEN DEADLY
SINS," as a result of which
DeMaupassant seems a good
deal more supportable, and
"JOUR DE FETE," in which no
human emotion seemed justifiably exempt from laughter.
"FROM HERE TO ETERNITY" as a film invariably
draws comparison to the book
which gave il birth. The view
of life presented by both is
approximately the same, yet
while  the  most  frequently   re
curring emotion evoked by the
book was one which gave rise
to the violent throwing of it
across tho room, the film demanded credibility — and got
it, largely, this time, because
of the sensitivity of Ihe actors
involved. Given thc same
material to work with, for example, Montgomery Clift raised
the stature of Prewit from that
of a catatonic to that of a
proud, sensative, and outraged
common  man.—B.I1.
"What do I like about the Bell? The May
your progress is encouraged!.,.
"When I joined the Bell, 1 was soon given
several projects to work on. True, there was
always a more experienced engineer available for guidance, but at the earliest practical
moment I was on mv own'
"Before long, I was working on special projects involving daily contact with oilier engineers and telephone people all over Xorlh
"My progress, meanwhile, has been helped
by several courses which include one on
departmental administration. I found there
was more to being an engineer at the Bell
than just solving technical problems
"I wanted a job where ambition
would be encouraged, I'.ve
found that — and a friendly
atmosphere in which to work,
too —at the Bell!"
Ask your Placement Officer
now for our career booklets.
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