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The Ubyssey Feb 6, 1958

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No. 44
Connaghan,   Giles,  Meekison  To   Run
Parties Give Views In
Unemployment Debate
"We were a voice crying in the wilderness," said Mel
Smith, Wednesday, referring to Social Credit opposition to the
tight money scheme which was introduced two years ago.
Smith was the Social Credit **
spokesmaon of a CCF sponsored
all party debate discussing the
topic, "Unemployment, Canada's
No. 1 Problem." Other panel
members were Ken McKenzie,
Liberals; Don Farris, CCF; Derek Fraser, Conservative; and
Victor Anderson, LPP.
"Crisis" was the keyword of
the debate.
Smith pointed out that "unemployment is a federal responsibility," stating that he felt the
problem "can be laid clearly at
the steps of the old Liberal regime."
Conservative spokesman, Derek Fraser, pointed out that the
present number of unemployed
is approximately the same as
the number of immigrants admitted by the Liberal Government.
He favored more trade, but
feared the possibility of "Japanese dumping" in Canada. The
trade deficit, he stated, is lower
under the Conservatives at the
present time, that at any time
since its establishment five years
LPP spokesftiaft, Victor Anderson, decried Canada's growing dependence on the "Most
unstable economy in the world"
in reference to Canadian trade
with the United States. Dependence on U.S. "ties up our economy," he said.
Anderson advocated the expansion of industry and the provision of "new markets in the
socialist and colonial sections of
the world." He also favored
trade with China.
Liberal speaker, Ken McKenzie, gave as his proposals to alleviate the unemployment problem, an expanded program of
public works, and "actual, positive action" to expand foreign
"Trade where you can" and
give economic aid where it will
not hurt markets, were the proposals of Don Faris, CCF representative.
With regard to the domestic
economy, he advocated three
things: — an increase in unemployment insurance from the
present maximum of $125; immediate action in public works;
and long range planning which
would include controlled investment "in the public interest."
Students Object
To Bonner Borstal
Closure  Action
A group of students on the
campus, concerned with Attorney-General Bonner's proposal, to move the New Haven
Borstal Home to Haney jail, have
organized to collect petitions
protesting the move.
They feel that if the Borstal
homo i.s moved to the jail site,
a greatdeal of damage will be
done to the Borstal system,
The Borstal system has no
guards or bars to keep the inmates in, and is a small, informal group, conducive to cooperation and rehabilitation of
the   inmates.
If moved to the jail, the population of the home will be multiplied ten limes, and the atmosphere  of a jail  will  be  present.
These students will station
themselves in the Brock Library
and other puhlic buildings to
solicit signatures. Please add
Blood Drive
Next Week
The Canadian Red Cross Society is making an appeal for
blood donors. This year the
Home Economics and Forestry
faculties are sponsoring the
blood drive,
The need for blood is urgent
and ever-present. In this prov;
ince each day more than 90
persons require blood transfusions. In the past three years
72,000 pints of blood were used.
The blood is given to victims
of industrial and automobile
accidents, post-natal and surgical cases, and anyone else who
needs it.
Some of the recipients of this
blood may be your friends or
family. Need is the only requirement, and your generosity
is what makes this service possible.
When your blood is in the
hands of the Red Cross it is
taken to the Transfusion Service Depot in Vancouver, tested
and checked for Rh factor and
confirmation of blood group and
safety for whole blood transfusions. From there it is distributed
to hqsiptals.
This year's drive will run
from! February 10 to 19 in the
HE IS HERE — "The best Attorney-General that this Province or any other Province in Canada has or has ever had."
His name is Robert Bonner and speaks today in Physics 200.
Financier Plans
Real Estate Deal
Plans to build a "Centennial
City" on 1,700 acres of University Endowment Land was announced Wednesday.
Hyman Slinger, a Calgary financier has asked the provincial
government for a 99-year lease
on the land.
Slinger is reported to have informed the government that the
lease would allow him to start
a $3 billion real estate development.
He stated that the government
would  receive more than $30,-
000,000  annually from  the  development when completed.
Slinger listed the benefits to
thc provincial government if the
lease were granted.
The government would receive one percent of the gross
yearly rental five percent of the
gross sale of lots and "many
millions of dollars in annual
Slinger said the plan is to
construct a modern city for
more than 200,000 families.
The   development   would   include  shopping    centre,    retail
stores, office buildings, medical] will be made by a specially ap'
centres   and   other   commercial j pointed committee  consiting  or
Blitzers Sign Up
At AMS Office
Students interested in canvassing for the Big Blitz
are requested to sign up in
the AMS offices on the Blitz
notice. All those who do so
will be contatced by phone.
Applications Now Available
For   NFCUS   Seminar
"The Role of the University in National Development" is
the theme of a National Seminar which will take place at
the University of Western Ontario, from the 8th to the 12th
of September, 1958, i _^mt^^mm^^mmmmmm^^^im^m^m
The Seminar is sponsored by
the National Federation of Canadian tittt^erSity students in cooperation with the Canada Council and is under the patronage
of His Excellency the Right Honourable Vincent Massey, C.H.,
Governor General of Canada.
The purpose of the Seminar
1. To brfng together a representative group of students from
as many universities in Canada
as possible to provide them with
an opportunity to discuss issues
of major importance to universities.
2, To encourage Canadian students to face the reality of local
and national problems by serious
study and discussion with qualified leaders, and to stimulate
thinking among students, on
issues that affect the universities.
3. To strengthen NFCUS in
its efforts to reflect and represent the interests of the students
of Canada, and to make a more
effective contribution to their
material and intellectual well-
UBC will send three participants. They will be chosen from
graduates and undergraduates
who combine academic ability
with maturity and qualities of
leadership and who are returning to this campus next year.
There will be an individual
registration fee of $10. All other
expenses connected with thc
Seminar will be covered by thc
Selection of students at UBC
Lands and forests minister,
Ray Williston, said he had received the proposals, but that,
there would be no.government
action until the Turner report
had been considered.
The Turner Report was a report on the development of the
endowment land.
The Vancouver Real Estate
Board stated Wednesday that it
was not in favor of development
of the land by private* enterprise.
There will be a meeting
of Fi'osh English representatives in Room ;jfj4 of the
Brock Extension at noon
the president or his deputy, a
senior Dean or senior professor,
the president of the Students'
Council, and thc, NFCUS chairman.
Information and application
forms are available at the AMS
office or the NFCUS chairman
— Room  165,  Brock Extension.
Deadline sfor application is
February 28.
Brock Lounge
To Be Made
The south half of Brock Hall
Lounge and the Brock Hall bal-
cpnies may be converted into
cafeteria space in the immediate
A recommendation to this
effect was made by Students'
Council Monday night after a
proposal by the Students' Food
Services Committee and the
Brock Hall management committee.
The move is designed to be
"temporary" and for the purpose of impressing administration with the need for cafeteria
space. Students would be allowed to eat bag lunches or cafeteria lunches and beverages in
the new space. They would still
have to line up in thc main
cafeteria to buy the meals.
Since floors and furniture
might be damaged in the arrangement, it was proposed that
the move be made only if it be
In favor of the move, Mr.
Connaghan told Council that
"that great big space" (the
lounge) "just isn't functional."
If the move is implemented the
Food Services Committee would
be asked to bear the costs of furniture and a partition for Brock
Lounge, as well as removal and
arrangement of furniture after
dances in the Hall.
The Frosh Council is sponsoring the Frosh Invitational, a dance open to the entire university on Saturday,
February 8 at 8:30 in the Brock,
Brick Henderson and his orchestra will provide the
music and further entertainment includes several student
.skits.  Admission  is $1,50  per couple.
lhe council hopes to make this dance an annual event,
UBC Fund
Well Above
$5 Million
The UBC Development Fund
total is well over $5 million due
to a flurry of small donations
and from business firms and individuals.
Exact total is $5,181,145.29,
69% of the seven and a half
million dollar objective.
The Union Organization in
Vancouver has also made a donation to the Development
Fund. Robert G. Beddome,
secretary of Local 676, Beverage
Dispensers Union, said in a
letter that their local was anything but a wealthy organization, but that "our people are
most interested in anything that
might contribute to the economic welfare of our country and
surely higher education is of
important significance."
A contribution of $1,250 has
been sent to the Development
Fund by the UBC Swimming
Gala Committee.
The money, when matched by
the Provincial Government will
be used to complete the lounge
in the War Memorial Gymnasium.
A student committee at the
University continued to make
plans this week for the ''Big
Blitz" canvass of residential
areas of Vancouver.
More than 1750 students have
already volunteered for the campaign on the night of Feb. 17.
Commies Get OK,
Parliament To Go
Parliamentary Council will
be able to hold Model Parliament at the University of Washington on March 3 and 4, it was
learned Tuesday.
The two campus Labor Progressive Party members who
were informed earlier that they
might have difficulties entering
the United States with the
group, successfully applied for
waivers of excluclability under
the McCaren-Walker Act late
The two, Victor Anderson and
Jjm MacFarlan, are expected to
attend the Model Parliament
with the UBC political group.
According to Mr. MacFarlan,
it }S probable that they will be
allowed to speak in Parliament,
but it is not known whether or
not any restrictions on speech
outside the Model Parliament
will be imposed.
Commerce Plans
Annual Banquet
Commerce Undegraduate Society announced plans today for
the eighteenth annual Commerce Banquet to be held on
Thursday, February 13, in the
Hotel Vancouver Ballroom.
Guest speaker at thc affair,
the most important of the year
for Commerce students, will be
Dr. O. M. Solnndt, Vice-President of Research and Development for the CNR, who will
speak on the topic: "New Horizons In Transportation."
The banquet is designed to
give students and business, men
an opportunity to meet and discuss topics of common interest.
This is achieved by allowing
students to make their own seating arrangements so that they
may sit between the businessmen of their choice.
In   tiie   past     many    students
I have   made   important   contacts
at  the  banquet  which   have led
to   summer     employment     and
j permanent,   jobs    upon   gradua-
[ iion.
Tickets   are   now  on  sale  for
$3.50 and may be obtained from
class  representatives.
Three Candidates To
Enter Presidental Race
Ubyssey Elections Reporter
Three students will definitely contest the presidency of
next year's students' council.
Chuck Connaghan and Peter
Meekison, both known to be
seeking the post, turned in their
nomination papers yesterday.
Jack Giles, a surprise candidate
also filed papers yesterday, and
was the first to begin campaigning.
Giles is a second year law
student, President of Parliamentary Forum, chairman of the
Law Undergraduate Consitution
Committee and a McGoun Cup
debator. Mike Puhach, LUS president, is seconding his nomination.
Connaghan served on Council
this year as University Club's
chairman. He has headed Club's
Day for the past two years, was
founder of the Student Executive
Program, and is chairman of this
year's Blitz campaign. An Arts
III student. His nomination is
being seconded by Ted Hunt.
Meekinson, Engineering III,
was also a councillor this year.
Acting as second member, his
main activities were with the
Food Services Committee, Home
Coming Parade, Frosh Orientation and the Alumni Association.
He was president of his second-
year engineering class.
Nominations for the first slate,
which includes president, secretary, Undergraduate Societies
chairman, and First Member at
Large close today at 4.
Two nominations have been
received  for  First  Member.
Larry Burr, Arts IV, active
in Radsoc and Mussoc will compete against Bob Ward, Commerce III Finance option, who is
on the SEP directorate and a
representative on the Commerce
Undergraduate Society.
Although no papers have been
filed, at least two candidates are
known to be seeking the secretarial position.
Sue Ross, Arts II, a Ubyssey
reporter and feature writer, Secretary-treasurer of NFCUS, and
public relations officer for the
UjN. Club has expressed definite
intentions of running for the
Wendy Amor, Arts III, secretary of Mussoc, and active in
Acadia camp, will also file
papers today.
A possible third candidate is
Carol Myros, Arts II, who is
secret ary of Parliamentary
Pete Haskins, Forestry III, and
President of Fort Camp is the
only one as yet who has posted
nomination papers for USC
It is suspected, however, that
a candidate from the Engineering faculty will also enter the
All first slate candidates and
their campaign managers meet
today at 4 in the Students' Council offices. Seconder's statement,
typed and not exceeding 100
words, for president, or 75
words for other offices will be
presented for publication at that
Election speeches will be on
Monday at noon in the auditorium.
Voting takes place Wednesday
from U) a.m. until 4 p.m. vvith
an advance poll Tuesday, for
those who will not be on campus Wednesday.
Nominations are also open for
all second and third slate offices
although no candidates have yel
filed papers for any of these
'Tween Classes
Arts Week
Variety Show
Today at noon in the Auditorium, 25 cents. Eleanor Collins,
Ernie Prentice, Betty Phillips,
Barney Potts, Wally Peters.
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presents a "Debater's Workshop." First session this evening
at 7.30 in the Men's Club Room,
Brock Hall. Members and non-
members welcome.
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presents "Subject Matter in
Painting" by Gordon Smith today at 12.30 in Physics 202.
This is the third lecture in the
series on the Visual Arts.
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reorganizational meeting will
be held in Arts 201- at noon today.    All welcome.
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members going on the field trip
today to Helen's Photo Service,
1628 W. 4th Ave. should meet
at 1 p.m., provide your own
transport. Guest speaker tomorrow Friday at noon in Arts
204. Mr. J. MacDonald will talk
on "Art in Photography".
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CARIBBEAN STUDENTS Association general meeting at
Arts 106 at noon re panel discussion on affairs in Weut Indies
or "W.I. Rake".
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AQUA    SOCIETY    general
meeting at noon in Arts 206.
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ANNUAL "Picasso Panic
Dance" this coming Saturday,
February 8. Cabaret style with
food and floor show. $3 couple.
Tickets on sale Friday noon in
Brock, (outside AMS office) and
in the Caf.
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DANCE CLUB — Friday eve-
ning Danse d' Hiver, Stanley
Park Pavilion, 9 p.m,
*fTt *T* **V
in Magee Auditorium 8.30 to
11.30. Ticket $1.50 from Brad
ip if, ifi
U.N. Club presents panel discussion on "South-East Asia —
nationalism, communism, and
■SEA.TO" with' Dr. Yi-T'ung
Wang, Mr. Alex Albad, Mr. K.
J. Ratman and Mr. Artono Aris-
munonder. Arts 100, Friday
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Club will show two films, "Rival
World" and "Across Arctic Un-
gava," Fri. at. 12:30 in Biology
WUS May Give Up
Council  Seat
Undergraduate Societies Committee made a motion at their
meeting Monday to lake the
Women's Undergraduate .Society
president off the Students' Council.
The group's controversial motion suggested that the WUS
representative should be constituted as a member of the
UniVrgraduuto Societies Committee.
The motion was tabled for one
week. Discussion will conclude
next Monday. Pa£e_2
Thursday, February 6, 1958
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Record Still Speaks For Itself
The Social Credit record is again speak- ing;  New Haven  is  unique.  The  Oakalla
ing for itself. This time it is "crying in rate js 35 per cent; B.C. Penitentiary's 30
the wilderness." per cent.
The oddities of the recent economy mea- Yet Mr   Bonner has  told the Borstal
stores put forth by the government,  the directors that because of superior vocational
ma adjusted   value  systems  that  promote training facilities at the Haney Correctional
such false economies, the cost of saving a institute and because of "certain pressures"
few souls at Christian Businessmen s Ban- which were never identified( New Haven
quets and the Tabernacle in Kamloops, the would be relocated and the boys must take
unconcern with unemployment in B.C,, and lesgons in fl relativdy confined amosphere
the premiers pompous insistence that he of institutic.naliSm among hardened crim-
is a   Prime Minister   make us suspect that -najg
this government of ours never did emerge '                ,                 ,        ,     „        ,
from the wilderness which they admit to We  can  only  guess that  the    certain
have been in last Novemher. pressures    are economic.    The  relocation
3ut the most recent move - an attempt wo"ld.5:^ st*ff by three and Posslbly save
to shove the New Haven Borstal Home to on facilities.
new quarters near the Haney Correctional This false economy seems to fall in line
Institute is the final proof. w^^ other changes in the province: the five
Last January Warden Hugh Christie of per cent staff cut in all government depart-
Oakalla told the public that the 67 per cent ments, the partial use only of Woodlands
increase in jail inmates over the year has School facilities because of inadequate staff,
been caused partly by "the growing number the unfinished state of the nursing school
of teenagers who, for lack of adequate alter- at Essondale, the closing of the women's
natives to delinquency and the deficiency Jail at Prince George and the Nelson jail,
of preventative services in the community the partial use of the Home for the Aged'
are not being dealt with in time to avoid in Coquitlam, the partial operation of the
the necessity of sending them to prison." mental health centre and child guidance
He pointed out that the mixing of the clinic in Burnaby.
young offender with the hardened prisoner But it is a false economy. The ultimate
caused the emergence of confirmed crim- cost to society for failure to rehabilitate
inals. This isn't a new observation by any young offenders in a way that ensures per-
means. The social workers, the sociologists, manent recovery, or a failure to train psy-
the penologists, the psychologists, the doc- chiatric nurses, provide facilities for mental
tors, the nurses, and the man on the street cases, give outs for retarded children and
have been well aware of this fact for years. relief for the aged, will be far greater than
Experiments   in   the   United   Kingdom any savings these immediate "cut" measures
since 1908, and in Holland, Belgium, France, c"n provide.
and   the   United   States,   have   long   since It is ironic that Mr. Bonner speaks here
justified the existence of Borstal methods today on "Canada's role in the New World."
working on the principle of "rehabilitation May we suggest that Canada will have a
and   individualized   treatment   for   young , damnably insignificant role unless her peo-
offenders." P^e are healthy, and unless her values show
The purpose is simply to restore some a concern with the health and education of
self-respect and a means for maintaining the nation, rather than merely the wealth,
it in boys who, for various personal reasons, If this government continues to allow its
have acted in ways not socially acceptable. members to spend over $17,000 in travel
The success of that purpose depends on a expenses plus the costs of two-plane private
free and open atmosphere and close per- airlines for Sunday travel, includes on
sonal relationships between teachers, parole its budget #80,365,346 for highways but only
officers and other staff, and inmates. There a matching grant promise of $7,500,000 for
are no guards, no guns, no fences; the honor higher education, and then uses a deficit
system is used and it has shown itself to budget a.s an excuse for cutting down the
work well. services that make and keep a strong so-
Vocational training facilities are merely ' <-iety, this province, at least, will have very
the means of maintaining that self-respect. httle to contribute to the "New World.'
A boy can make very little use of a vocation Mr. Bonner's topic in light of his past
unless the groundwork ior living is firmly and recent actions (and we haven't even
established first. mentioned the most blatant of them) is too
That the Borstal system here has been likely  to be just another piece  of Social
successful is shown in the high recovery Credit esoteric garrulity. But we'll go, and
rate   (number  of successful  reformations) we'll listen; there is nothing more entertain-
at New Haven, 80 per cent. A 50 per cent ing than the Sociah Credit Record when it
recovery rate by any standards is outstand- is speaking for itself.
bittis Explains
Editor, The^Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
Recently there has been
considerable publicity in this
newspaper, in downtown publications, and on the air, to the
difficulties being experienced
by Parliamentary Council in
obtaining admission to the
United States when the Model
Parliament includes two members of the Labor Progressive
When officials at the University of Washington informed us that we might encounter
difficulty with the American
authorities, we were asked
what our stand in this matter
would be. Our answer was a
simple one: either we all go,
or none of us go.
' This stand was not prompted by any affection for Communists, nor by any desire
upon our part to embarass
Americans. It appeared obvious that it would be quite impossible to present a model of
a true Canadian Parliament if
all the members elected to
such a body were not represented.
Nevertheless, we were prepared to compromise to the extent that if the Communists
were granted admission, yet
denied the right to speak, we
would make the trip. At first
sight it is difficult to reconcile
this compromise with our desire to present a true duplicate
of a Canadian Parliament.
However, when one considers
a Parliament containing two
members forced to remain
mute, and when the reason for
such silence is well known, it
was our contention that such
a spectacle could only serve to
underline the democratic nature of our Parliamentary system.
Happily it now appears that
the difficulties contemplated
in obtaining admission to the
United States, and in obtaining
permission for all to speak in
the Parliament, have been
This is written, therefore, to
emphasize that the stand taken
by Parliamentary Council, one
which received the concurrence of the Students Council
was taken not to indicate sympathy with the communist
cause, but to indicate that we
believe in a type of democracy
that knows no compromise.
Yours truly,
Parliament Council
Out   Oj   Step
£y~    0). j/.    Sicmiikwki
In this article on the 40th
anniversary of the Russian
revolution (T h e Financial
Post, Nov. 9, 1957) Mr. J. B.
McGeachy makes several flippant generalizations, conveys
some inaccurate information
and draws grossly misleading
conclusions. On one occasion
he is guilty of a fallacy of
"It is completely absurd,"
says Mr. McGeachy, "to regard [the Russians] collectively as outcasts or untouchables." This approach to the
problem of Soviet Communism through an "understanding" of the Russian people is
neither very original nor very
meaningful. Men have tended
everywhere to regard other
men as having similar characteristics. To imply that all
nationalities basically resemble each other is no substitute
for knowing the Russian character. We can know each
other only by learning about
our differences and accepting
their existence—even if that
may lead to a conflict. What ...
would it matter, moreover,
how we regard the Russians
so long as they themselves
behave as untouchables?
Mr. MeGoaehy i.s oblivious
of the fact that it is not only
the west which is building
a wall separating east and
west, hut the Communist
ideology. He refers ot. the
"irreversible" process of Ihe
revolution, but describes the
unpad, of lhe hitler simply in
lerms of an evil government,
sending its people to Siberia
or  1 mvul in"   lliei 1.
His platitudes about Lenin
stem from his inability to relate the existing body of
Communist doctrines to Communist practice — a common
failure of many western journalists.
His knowledge of Russian
history is merely anecdotal
and its display not very
amusing. And, above all, his
observations on Soviet non-
aggressive intentions have
been negated by the facts,
which he conveniently
chooses to ignore.
He is particularly confusing when he refers to Lenin's
attitude to welfare and when
he questions Soviet militarism
and the machiavellianism of
present Soviet rulers.
"From all I can learn,"
McGeachy says, "he [Lenin]
was interested chiefly . . .
in. seeing that the average
Russian should get more
food,  clothing  and  shelter."
In fact Lenin's chief interest wa.s the problem of revolutionary action and both its
theoretical and practical implications, and he believed the
problem of a higher standard
of living to be of secondary
importance. He was not interested in the lot of the
average Russian; he distrusted
the masses and he based his
programme for revolutionary
action on this distrust: he assigned a subservient role to
trade unions, and he was
prone to delegate power only
lo the revolutionary Party
elite, Most significant was
I,coin's nor-alive attitude Inwards  lhe "Eeoiiomisls"  who
were preoccupied with the
betterment of the conditions
of life.
Mr. McGeachy's fallacious
argument opens with a sfate-
ment that "it would be untrue to say that [ Stalin]
threatened the outside world."
"Russia," McGeachy continues, "in fact has not been
guilty of military aggression
. . . since the commuvst
revolution  happened."      „
Edward Crankshaw, commenting on the Soviet anniversary (Globe and Mail, Nov.
6, 1957), referred to "the pretensions of the Soviet Union
to be anything but a militaristic great power, deeply embroiled in an old-fashioned
power struggle" as being
"finally wrecked by the Hungarian terror of a year ago."
Mr. McGeachy has forgotten not only Soviet action in
Hungary but also the aggression in Finland in 1939/40,
not to speak of the annexation of a half of Poland in
1939. Like many "innocent
observers not versed in Marxist theory, he seems to dismiss the Marxist canon of
the inevitability of war. Theoretically, for a Communist,
who believes the process of
history to be inevitable, there
should be no reason for warmongering; militancy, however, is expected of him and
indeed encouraged in order
to shorten the road to victory.
It may be added that the doctrinal unorthodoxy of the
Kremlin's political adventures
does not reduce the danger
of war; on the contrary, their
actions and utterances can
only inspire misgivings.
The fact, moreover, that the
cases of open military aggression have not been numerous,
does not exclude the spirit of
aggression, which may take
far more subtle and deadly
forms. The purpose of the
Soviet Union may not be to
wage a war or win a batt!*
but to achieve ultimate victory.
To quote Lenin: "Until the
final issue (between communism and capitalism) is decided the state of partial war
will continue."
In this conflict deception is
the party's chief weapon, yet
the use of violence is advocated on the grounds that if
the party does not use violence against its enemies, it
lays itself open to violence
from them.
Mr. McGeachy lightly dismisses a n y Machiavellian
aptitudes the Soviet* rulers
may possess: "When Washington, deals with Moscow it
is not dealing with Beelzebub or even with Machia-
velli."  ,
He should have compared
the following passage in
Maehiavelli's Discourses —
"There is no disgrace in not
keeping promises that; were
imposed on you by force, and
extorted promises that concern public interests will always without s h a m e be
broken when lhe power to
enforce thorn is wanting" —
with Stalin's blunter and not,
(ess revealing — "only fools
believe   in   mere   words."
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
I wish to protest against the
rash of beards that has sprung
up on the campus in the lasjt
few weeks. Actually, it is not
so much the beards, but the
wearers. Face fungus is a
thing of wondrous beauty,
guaranteed to make a man a
man and a woman faint (with
ecstasy, I think).
But dash it all, Centenary
or not, there are rules about
these things you know. No
self respecting Artsman should
be seen dead in anything but
a Van Dyke, and if the skill of
waxing the moustache ends
has vanished, at least the
young bounders can brush the
ends up.
One can hardly expect an
engineer to grow a beard, biologically impossible, but those
forestry chaps should be able
to put up a better show, not a
single healthy Paul Bunyon-
type among them, must be the
fertilizer they use.
A Medico with a beard is
just the thing to soothe a nervous patient, but it has to be
the right type — after all a
Bernard Shaw type wouldn't
go well with a ticklish patient,
now would It? So I suggest
the Ancient Laws of Beard-
ology be dusted off before,
Anarchy runs wild and the
snake in the grass we have
clasped to our bosom stabs us
in the back.
It's bad enough having
Frosh invading the select
circle, beardless whelps striving vainly though they may
be, but rumor has it that there
are a few emancipationists
plotting behind locked cookery books in the Home Ecom.
Gad, the thought of it! Rise!
men who are men! and retreat
behind our bristly defences before this our last fortress is
overwhelmed by the forces of
Yours truly,
Why Run?
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
It has come t^ my notice
that Mussoc is intending to
produce "Call Me Madam".
This is just another example
of UBC's faulty and perennial
habit of over-reaching itself.
We try to act like an adult,
when really we are a mere
We already have:—
The football team floundering out of its depth among the
tougher American universities.
The Ubyssey spreading thinly over three issues, material
scarcely sufficient for one.
The "Raven" prematurely
hatched and moulting from
Must wc now have "Call Mp
Madam"? Mussoc as yet has
scarcely learnt to walk—why
must it try to run?
Yours sincerely,
JAY (Arts I)
Hole Again
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
After reading a number of
Barrie Hale's criticisms, I feel
that Barrie Hale very likely
fits one of these four categp-
1. He is very tired or unhappy.
2. He is trying to appear
very knowledgeable. This he
does by spotlighting other people's shortcomings and by
either ignoring their achievements or noting them in that
style of his: "I am happy to be
able to report to you that so-
and-so turned in an acceptable,
perhaps even a creditable performance, though it would
have been weakness to enjoy
3. He is "cracking the critics' whip" simply because he
is a critic, and he thinks lashing about i.s "the thing to do."
4. He is on a plane of understanding away above me and
is trying to educate me, I fear
though that he will discourage
me first.
Yours  truly,
Med. I.
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
Shades of Dr. Johnson, Samuel Pepys' coffee houses of a
by-gone era, now history, is
about to repeat itself, right on
our doorstep in Vancouver.
Cafe Carnival would like to
acknowledge the enthusiastic
response to her creation. This
is exemplified by a letter from
a B.C. student:—
"Dear Miss Davis:
Your letter in the January
23 edition of The Ubyssey was
read with a great deal of interest. For many years and in
many moments of contemplation, I have drearhed of a
scheme such as you have (presented.. The cafe you describe
would be a blessing to many
students. It seems very dull,
and indeed it is, to leave a
stimulating lecture, walk to
the library and then sit silently wishing for an atmosphere
of challenging discussion.
We lack discussion centres.
Consequently the vital part of
an education is lost. Our generation is In danger of becoming a horde of educated "yes"
men unless opinions are aired
and a few thoughts provoked.
I support your scheme and
I intend to interest some of my
friends in it.   The best of luck.
Yours truly,
Cafe Carnival Supporter
B. C. Chess Player."
P.S.—Thank you again and
keep your interest alive.
Yours truly,
*V **V *T
Dr. Ross Complains
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
On Thursday you drew attention to a telephone interview recently printed in the
"Vancouver Sun". I was quoted extensively concerning the
Church and the Campus. Your
editorial stated that I "mourned" because students were so
critical of religion and everything else. Anyone who read
the original article must have
wondered how you came to
that conclusion.
Having described the critical
atmosphere of a university, I
said "And that's the way it
should be . . . an unexamined
faith is not worth too much."
Now does that really sound
like "mourning" to you?
In any case, let this be now
clear once and for all: I am in
favour of criticizing everything and everybody, including myself. As a matter of
fact I wouldn't be surprised if
I were more basically opposed
to obscuratinism than you arc.
What bothers me is that you
do not seem to have met anyone whose faith is what honestly remains after being thoroughly criticized. There aire
such people, believe it or not.
You seem to assume that criticism can destroy absolutely
everything, and that none who
still has any faith can possibly
be in favor of criticism. Have
you still an uncritical faith in
the power of criticsm?
•I believe that    "the    faith
which   remains"   should   have
its   advocates   in   the   university.    It should not drop out
of sight merely because of default.    We should be able to
get a taste of EVERYTHING
at university. Don't you agree?
Yours truly,
Presbyterian  Chaplain
V V *F
SCM Remarks
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
Thank you for your editorial
on "Confused Leadership".
You have dared to say What
you believe, and I say, "more
power to you." I confess I
was mildly amused at your assumption that my colleague
John Ross "mourned" . . . "critical examination of everything" in the university atmosphere. On the contrary,
we regret that students and
faculty are not more critical,
and openly so, of their cherished presuppositions. Let us
examine them all. Let us leave
nothing in dark and musty corners. Let us examine the shallowness of what we hold as
religious convictions; and let
us examine our emotional reactions (they are almost conditioned reflexes) to those who
claim to have found the way,
the truth and the life.
May I lament with you the
refusal of many (are you and I
among them?) who hide their
presuppositions under someone else's convenient psychology or theology.
SCM Executive Member
Summer Programme
Europe   1958
NFCUS TOUR NO. 1 — $985
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4 clays — visiting Russia, Ukraine, Poland and Czechoslovakia with stopover in London, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Paris. MCA chartered flight June' 14th
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Pag* 3
UBC Announces
Centennial Plans
University of British Columbia has plunged headlong into
B.C. centennial celebrations.
Centennial celebrations at UBC started last week with
the English Department's production of "Peer Gynt" by Henrik
,As a special feature in the
centennial year, Summer School
dramatic production will be
"Everyman" by Hugo Von Hof-
mannsthal, directed by John
Reith, head of Goodman Memorial Theatre and Theatre School
in Chicago.
UBC Player's Clubs contribution to the universitys' centen-
,nial program will be "The Importance of Being Earnest" by
Oscar Wilde. The Player's Club
will take this production on an
extensive tour through the province.
From New York and Hollywood will come two well-known
dance companies to heighten
Dance Week from March 3 to
■March 8. Ryder-Frankel Dance
Drama Company from New York
Will present a program March
'il including everything from
modern ballet to pantomine to
"Dance is a Language" will
be the program presented by Eugene Loring and his troup March
7. A workshop will be featured
March 8 with which Mr. Loring
will assist.
Totem poles — fragments of
them ranging from 15 to 30 feet
— will dot the campus lawn in
early spring and summer.
The totem poles will be joined
by sculpture pieces relating to
the centennial and Vancouver
Festival. These sculpture pieces
are the work of about 40 artists
of the B.C. Section of Northwest Institute of Sculpture.
On tour through the province
this  summer  will   be  a  Crafts
Caravan which plans to visit almost all small places in B.C.
An exhibition of B.C. crafts,
including weaving, ceramics, Indian work and jewelry will be
carried in the caravan.
"The idea is to show what is
being clone really well in the
province," Mr. Robin Pierce,
supervisor of the Arts and
Crafts through the Extension Department explained.
The Athletic group too has its
plans underway for a part in
the centennial show.
And, "it is cricket." During
the week of August 2 to 8, an
exhibition tour will be featured
with an all-star eastern Canadian
eleven playing a western Canadian one. Plans are proposed
that one of the matches be played on campus against the university team. This occassion would
miark the opening of the new
university cricket field, known
as the Chris Spencer Field.
The centennial skiing championships are being held in February at Kimberly where students will compete for Canadian
skiing championships.
On tour and in keeping with
the centennial, will be slides and
illustrated lectures on paintings,
both historical  and contemporary.
Something for the Children but
sponsored and arranged by the
university Is a centennial competition of art work. Using the
centennial as a theme, the school
children in B.C. will be drawing
huge murals. Small sketches and
photographs of their work will
be sent in to the university Art
Gallery. In charge of this is Prof.
Gordon Smith.
One plan of representing the
past historic 100 years in B.O»
is through architectural photos.
Mr. Ian S. McNairn, curator
of the Fine Arts Gallery and
head of the Fine Arts Department, hopes to bring together
various architectural designs in
"Most people think there's
nothing of architectural importance in B.C.," he explained, but
in bringing together good designs and showing them side by
side, a foundation could be laid
to keep a historical record of
B.C.'s architectural designs.
This display would probably
be viewed in October/
Rod And Gun Club
To Re-organize
A meeting will be held today
at noon in Arts 201 to see if
there are any students interested in re-activating the Varsity Rod and Gun Club,
The club was disbanded this
fall due to lack of student interest, and the club's inability to
formulate a active program.
Old members who would participated in the new club are requested to give the club's past
activities some thought and come
prepared to make concrete suggestions for the success of the
club's future activities.
The purpose of the club would
be to get together regularly and
sponsor guest speakers and film
presentations plus participation
in group fishing and hunting.
UN To Present
"SEATO"  Panel
Panel discussioh on "South-
East Asia — Nationalism, Communism and SEATO" will be
presented Friday noon in Arts
100 by the United Nations Club.
For the third in the U.N.
Club's series "Asia — A Giant
in Turmoil," Dr. Yi-T'ung Wang
will speak on the influence of
Communist China and the various Communist parties. Mr.
Alex Abad of the Phillipines
Consulate will speak on SEATO,
the regional military alliance.
Mr. K. J. Ratman of Malaya
and Mr. Artons Arismunonder
of Indonesia will discuss the
force of nationalism with particular reference to their own
The next time you have typing work done by any
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the prices charged.
The accepted standard for pricing is 250 words per
page. Be sure that you are getting your money's worth.
Olten advertised prices which seem very low are not so
inexpensive, especially when you find that the rate quoted
is for handwritten copy  with only  100  words  per  page.
Another item to watch for is hidden charges, such
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Now tor the sales pitch. We'at THE TYPING
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THE TYPING CENTER headquarters is conveniently
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NOW AT LAST you Artsmen can catch up with all the
Engineers. See these beautiful girls, in a cast totalling 50,
and the funniest show to hit the campus in some years
at the same time. Yes, "Call Me Madam" is coming to the
campus in two short weeks. For you lucky Artsmen these
girls are, from left to right Lynne Dobson, Anita Acquino,
Marcia Rowland and Barbara Morrell.
NFCUS To Present
Six European Tours
Six tours to Europe are planned by the NFCUS Travel
Department for the students, faculty and staff of NFCUS
member universities.
The NFCUS Tour No. 1 to
Europe features 71 days of travel through England, Belgium,
Holland, Germany, Austria,
Switzerland, Italy and France,
including 16 sailing days on the
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The Soviet Union and East
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The NFCUS charter flight to
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The tour with the French
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Rome,    It will cost $690.
Free travel aids available
from the NFCUS Travel Department include International
Student Identity Card, Canadian Passport Application forms
and many other useful items for
those who plan to travel this
am al soc sims
UBC Choral Society will
present its annual concert
Saturday at 8:15 p.m. in the
auditorium. Conductor Ted
Refale has prepared a program which includes opera,
folk songs, spirituals, solos
and a quartet.
Graduating class executive
elections postponed until Thursday noon, February 13.
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The third annual Ben Hill-Tout Memorial Photographic
Salon, sponsored by the UBC Camera Club and the Fine
Arts Committee of the university is being held in the basement of the Library.
Accompaning the salon is the
annual photographic competition open to all campus photographers ■— amateur and professional. The judging will be
divided into student and faculty
sections in both color and black
and white.
This year, a new seciion has
been added to the exhibition. It
is hoped that this new "technical section" will appeal to scien
tists and those on the campus
who are engaged in photography
of a scientific or technical
All entries must foe submitted
to the Fine Arts Gallery by 5
p.m. on Tuesday, February 18.
The exhibition will open at 10:30
a.m. on Tuesday, February 25
and prizes will foe awarded at
12:30 that day.
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Phone KE. 9041
The Open House Committee needs 500 girls to act
as guides during Open House, February 28 and March 1.
Volunteers will be assigned to shifts of four hours
each. The shifts are:
First shift
G p.m. to 10 p.m.
Second shift — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Third shift — 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Fourth shift — 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Volunteers fcre  requested  to fill  out  the  form  and
submit it to the AMS Office, Box 135.
Phone  .
first choice 	
second choice
Geophysical Service International Corp. is looking for
graduate students to' fill key position on field crews both
domestic and foreign.
Mr. T. A. Halbrook, Field Supervisor, will visit the campus February 10th and 11th to interview men interested
in geophysical field work. Appointments may be made
through your Placement Bureau. k
has opportunities in its various Branches
graduates  from  the   following  university courses.
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For informbtioh  concerning  the positions  being  offered
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Thursday, February 6, 1958
"Mastersounds"   Unmasterly
Pooh On The Organization Man
On Monday noon of this
week, a jazz concert was given
by the Mastersounds Quartet,
a group consisting of Buddy
Montgomery, vibes; Monk
Montgomery, electric bass;
Benny Barth, drums; Richard
Crabtree, piano.
The concert opened with a
quietly played and well controlled theme which, in execution, was reminiscent of the
MJQ. I was pleased to note
that the first composition was
introduced by B.M. in a clear
and efficient manner. Lately,
a number of jazz musicians
have taken to announcing their
numbers with a cloying intimacy that is both ineffectual
and tiresome. Unfortunately,
the virtues of this group in
matters of presentation ended
at this point. For example,
M.M. evidently felt moved to
grunt occasionally.
I found the music of the
Mastersounds mostly unpleasant. The two routine entry-
solos-repetition of entry pieces,
Ralph's New Blues, and Would
You, were handled quite perfunctorily. In th^e latter, the
drummer managed to compensate for the weakness of the
pianist by generating enough
noise to engulf his contribution quite effectively. I did
not appreciate the deviation
from the conventional closing
of this number, either. It
made it quite difficult to know
just when to be at one with
the audience in expressing
one's appreciation.
The first part of The King
And I, consisting of piano solo
punctuated by the cymbal,
was exceptionally poor. R. C.
chose flabby chords which appeared to meander without
direction, the general effect
being at most a vague and
"pretty" tinkling. The same
remarks apply to R.C.'s solo
in the first section of Mind
Over Matter. The fugue commencing the second section
was short to the point of vanishing and quickly degenerated into a long solo by B.M.
Spring Is Here had an inter-
Bolshoi Tickets Available at AMS
Students' Council, God bless
'em, have reserved a block of
250 seats in the Park Theatre
for the February 14 performance of the Bolshoi Ballet.
The tickets are available in
the AMIS office at downtown
prices, which are agreeably
low considering the calibre of
the film.
Having seen the film, but
not being conversant with the
terminology of the ballet, I
can only say that this film is
the most emotionally rewarding combination of colour, music and movement that I have
The film features Galina
Ulanova, who is generally re-
garded as the prima ballerina
of the world, and, as well,
Struchova, her heiress-apparent for the same title.
To miss the film is to do
yourself    a    great    disfavour.
Mir. Gordon Smith, of the
College of Education, will deliver a talk entitled "Subject
Matter In Painting", noon today in Physics 202.
Tomorrow at noon, in Physics 201, Mr. Robin Pearce,
Supervisor of Arts and Crafts
in UBC's Extension Department, will speak on the subject
of Film. This address is part
of the Structure and Form In
the Various Arts series sponsored by UBC's School of Architecture.
Commencing next Friday,
the 14th, and continuing until
the 22nd, will be the Freddie
Wood production of Enid Bag-
nold's "The Chalk Garden",
directed by Phoebe Smith.
Tickets are available from the
University Extension.
Next Wednesday, the 12th,
will see another in the series
of noon concerts of French
Music in Physics 201, this one
featuring Robert Rogers, pianist.
On view right now in the
Fine Arts Gallery, and continuing until the 22nd, is the
B. C. Society of Artists' one-
man show of the work of Dr.
Martin Mower.
And the Festival of Dance,
a centennial event, is coming
up soon. This is, to quote the
brochure," a week dedicated
to the dance", and it commences on March 3 and lasts until
the 8th. It will feature folk-
dancing, films on the dance,
with a lecture by Mr. Alan
Thomas on same, and dance
recitals by the Ryder-Frankel
Dance-Drama Company, the
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esting opening device and was
altogether the most enjoyable
offering of the concert. In contrast, Drum Tune was the most
hideous exhibition of meaningless racket I have heard since
my first JATP concert.
If jazz musicians sincerely
wish to be recognized as distinct from the funny hat variety of entertainers, a first step
would be to restrict the length
and volume of drum solos.
So the promising young man
on this campus has dropped
such guilty-making reading as
"The Organization Man", to
find a haven in the literature
of his childhood. Winnie-the-
Pboh, his exploits, his friends,
his enterprises, have been re-*
surrected from dark, dry, dank
corner's, tattered childhood —
marred pages are turned again,
and MacLelland and Stewart,
true to the super-sized fifties,
issues a new edition of A. A.
Milne, four books in one attractive volume. Further manifestations of the new Momism,
you say. Here's the man in
full tale-down retreat from
Dostoevsky and the boys, and
a new schizophrenia for the
nagging verbal psychologists,
man in a fantasy world.
Just a minute ladies! Just
because Winnie and his friends
don't speak in the Birney-Hop-
kinesque Pogo lingo, just be
cause their panning-purpose
doesn't slap you before the literature of it all, just because
you read them when you were
very young and remember only the Shepherd illustrations,
and the maps to the North Pole
and perhaps the odd song,
don't dismiss them with resignation and take the responsibility of reaching for Dostoevsky, because somebody has to.
Perhaps our mates aren't in
retreat;   they   may  indeed   be
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Peyton Place From Prose To Film
"In the beginning was the
word, and the word was sex.
All things happen because of
sex, and without sex happens
nothing that has happened."
The Story of
By Grace Metalious
This book reminds of a
smear campaign in the best
tradition of an un-American
Activities investigation. The
investigator here is so intent
on getting at the mud at the
bottom of "Peyton Place" that
she sullies the whole population. Grace recognizes only
two kinds of people: the sick,
sick, sick, and the lusty.
Some of them won't admit
these charges, but Torgueme-
talious knows better.
Basically this is the great
fault of the book, but John
Michael Hayes has toned down
most of t|ie indescriminately
debasing characterizations in
a very intelligent, well-written
screen play that nevertheless
contains one of the most improbable courtroom scenes in
film history.
The book suffers from a lack
of idealistic or admirable
types whose presence might
have provided some sort of
contrast or punctuation for the
less savory characters; the
screen play happily gives almost every character a moral
There are two characters in
the book, however, Doe Swain
and Mike Rossi, the principal,
who are very admirable, but
unfortunately Metalious decorated them in her favorite
shade of grossy grey. The net
result is that throughout the
book the reader is dubious as
to whether Doe Swain does or
does not deserve his respect,
and Rossi, the school principal,
is consistently disgusting as a
lecherous M.A. who has been
through the Pittsburgh mill.
After the screenplay has
thoroughly purged the gross-
ness out of them, Doe Swain
(Lloyd Nolan) emerges as a
gruff but saintly country medico, and Rossi (Lee Philips),
becomes a puissant educator
who sees more to love than the
sex urge.
Hayes has generously written Rossi several excellent
scenes that don't exist, in ihe
book and Lee Philips has attacked them with aggressiveness and sincerity.
Lana Turner, as Constance
MacKenzie, for a change is
very convincing in her portrayal . of a confused, love-
starved woman obsessed with
the fear that her teenage
daughter might "get into some
In a manner reminiscent of
the screenplay of From Here
To Eternity, several of the insignificant characters of Peyton Place tiie novel have either
been transformed unrecognizably, rolled into one, or have
been omitted entirely from the
movie.     The   screenplay   com-
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Freudian sex dream provided
one of the most powerful and
well-written episodes in the
Norman Paige is portrayed
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has been permanently warped
by an incestuous relationship
with his mother.
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softens the whole situation to
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hands either glued in his armpits or On the top of his head.
Lucas Cross (Arthur Kennedy) is a good example of
two characters the screenplay1
has rolled into one, and as a
result the characterization
loses individuality and Cross
has too much to say for one
New Englander.
Alisson MacKenzie, the vacillating, sensitive teenager, is
portrayed with restraint and
no sexiness by Diane Varsie.
Hope Lange, in her second
Hollywood role, is moving as
the long-suffering, determined
Selena Cross, despite the fact
that the screenplay blinded her
role, i
On the whole, the film is
better than the book, and conserves much of the impact.
reflecting a new kind of leadership which even Grace Metalious hasn't Tom-seen. How
about a two-minute dropping
of rote-learned literary prejudice and a short reconsideration of Winnie?
Winnie-the-Pooh Bear and
his friends, of whom Piglet is
the most intimate, inhabit a
somewhere forest in an always
time, The leader by acclamation, because he is a boy tfhd
goes to school, is Christopher
Robin; because Christopher is
busy, he has a mixed-up mouth
piece; Owl, who in cultured
tones spells his name, "WOL".
There are all the society elements in this world. Rabbit,
with his inconsequential relations and friends; Tigger, the
come-easy, die-hard, rabble
rouser; and the threat, the
Heffalump, against whom defense spending is lavish. It's
all here, girls. It would be
padding and electicism on my
part not to send you to the
books for further details.
There is an inherent truth
in writings like Winnie-the-
Pooh which is unmistakable,
absolute; the truth of men in
their day-to-day, in their "Hi,
Joe", and "Why do I like you
better than him?" Because
they refuse to see the truth
therein, unhumble men have
generally dismissed it as simple, handed it down to their
children, and sought more complex, more man-like truths.
But now he's been tripped
up! His complexity seeking
has led hftn to the same truths
couched in more definite and
more preponderous terms.
Now that he is aware that the
problems are what they are,
his now-alive perception wants
to see them, rather than be
slapped in the face with them.
And so he remembers cream-
cone days and drops Dostoevsky and his pipe and furrowed
brow and seeks in an old toy-
box a smiling realization in
cross-legged sittings before the
childhood-tattered volumes of
truthful Pooh.
"Will Canadian families
be Busy or Bewildered
in 197?"
No, that isn't a mistake in the date. It's just that we don't
know for certain when all the changes forecast by every expert
in Canada will come about. We do know this: in twenty years,
we'll be working a shorter week and spending more and more
tree time. Now the question has come up to puzzle those same
experts, and to worry sociologists from Canada to Cuba. What
is the average family going to do with its spare time when
Dad is working on four days a week ?
A good question? Certainly, we see the trends today to more
family activity ranging from Dad's do-itryourself to Junior's
increased hobby programs, but can those things fill the time?
My feeling is that the family is even now proving itself as the
basic unit in our society, and returning to the close habits that
recent years and modern interruptions have disturbed. The
family is the key to society, and it will make excellent use of
any extra time.
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