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The Ubyssey Jan 7, 1958

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No. 32
Investigation   Unsatisfactory
Gifts Mount
Advance gifts to the UBC Development Fund are mounting daily. By the end of December a total of $2,964,193 had
been reached.
Setting the pace are the Vancouver Advance( Gifts
Division who have obtained 50 per. cent of their $2,485,000
goal, and the Vancouver Special Women's Division who have
attained 55 per cent of their objective.
This appeal tp the public for*	
$7,500,000    for    the University   ** F"
Free Forum
On Science
Development Fund is the first
general campaign thc university
has ever sponsored. The Provincial Government has promised to match every dollar the
public contributes up to $7,500,-
, 000.
Mr. A. H. Williamson, Vice-
President of Wood, Gundy & Co.
Ltd. in announcing his company's contribution of $50,000,
said: "I feel sure that all corporate executives realize the tremendous contribution that thc
University has made and will
continue to make lo the general
welfare of the community. In
order to meet British Columbia's and Canada's growing demand for educated men and
women, UBC must expand
Other gifts received at the
Development Fund Office recently include $25,000 from
Canada Safeway Ltd., $25,000
from Northern Construction and
J. W. Stewart Limited, and $12,-
000 from Neon Products of Canada Limited.
Ben Trevino, Student Council
President, viewed this increase
as "very encouraging" and
stated: "I am very happy about
the generous support that lias
keen given even before the
Drive has rearlly been kicked
Trevino also announced lhat
there wilt be a need for GOO or
700 UBC students during February to volunteer for canvassing individuals in selected areas.
They will be required to tell
them about UBC's needs and
work and ask them for their
donations. Volunteers may apply -now.
Three of Canada's leading
scientists have arrived in Vancouver to take part in a free
public forum entitled "Science
and Higher Education," in the
Georgia Auditorium on Wednesday, January 8 at 8.30 p.m.
The  general   public,   students
and members of the faculty are
j invited   to  the     forum,     which
; marks the opening of the general
j canvass of alumni and the gen-
I eral public for the UBC Devel-
I opmont   Fund,   which   aims   to
raise So.000.000  for capital de
velopment at UBC.
Dr. Gordon Shrum, head of
i UBC's department of physics
i and clean of the faculty of graduate studies, will act as moderator of a three-man panel of
I scientists who will discuss Can-
| ada's scientific future.
i Other members of the panel
j will be:
Dr. J. S. Foster, builder of
Canada's first and only cyclotron al McGill University, where
lie is also a professor of physics
and director of tl e radiation
Dr. G. A. Woonton, professor
of physics and director of the
Eaton Electronics Laboratory at
McGill University. With a team
of Canadian scientists, Dr. Woon-
iton developed the northern ra-
! dar installation known as "the
McGill Fence."
Dr. W. B. Lewis, who was instrumental in the development
| of Canada's heavy water reactor
at Chalk River. He is now
: scientific vice-president of Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd.
Other members of the staff of
UBC will take part in the forum
AMS attempts to foster a UBC ; a,ld s,nswer questions. They are:
Dr.  (I, C. Gunning, dean of the
Council  Displeased  With
B. & G. Explanations
The Student Council is unsatisfied  with   the results of the Buildings and Grounds investigation, according to Ben Trevino, AMS President.
The buildings and grounds committee was alleged to have overcharged for services and
to have carried out business in an inefficient   manner.
 :   .     An official AMS  bulletin  of-*-       -       -l- 	
fers the following as evidence:
Buildings and Grounds built
a wooden box designed to receive 'Tween Classes Notices in
the AIV3 office. The council
was told that the box would not
cost more than ten dollars.
Along with the box, however,
the council received a bill for
When B & G repairmen v/ere
asked to install a lock on a door,
they estimated lhc cost
teen dollars. Thc invoice submitted for this job was $108.39.
In both of these cases the students concerned prot^o.ed, and
both charges were reduced.
If the students involved had
to work for metropolitan dailies-,   not   complained     the     invoices
CUP Downs
UBC Motion
College editors attending the
Canadian University Press Conference at Montreal (Hiring the
holidays rejected by deadlock a
motion brought forward by the
Ubyssey to publicly censure
metropolitan newspapers for
' 'practices not in keeping with
journalistic standards."
Tiie motion drafted in its original form at the western Regional conference in Saskatoon
last October, stated that the reluctance   of  sKident   journalists
The silver is the Bracken Trophy, awarded annually for
the -best editorial writing in Canadian university newspapers. The lady is Pat Marchak. The two are together
because she won it.
Win Bracken Trophy
for   editorial
The   Ubyssey   has   won   the   luyhe-l   award
wriling in Canadian University journalism.
Tito Bracken Trophy, emblematic of supremacy in the
field, of editorial writing, was atvarded to the Ubyssey at
the  Canadian University  Press  Conference  in Montreal over   omitting these facts
after graduation was due to low
standards and unfair practices
evident in many of these papers.
Instances   of   these   malpractices in Vancouver papers were
cited   by  the  Ubyssey  delegate.
He stated that one Ubyssey reporter, also working for a downtown paper, was fired after com-
\ plaining when his routine story
i of a drunk's spree on a  72-foot
ledge    was    rewritten    into    a
suicide attempt.   ,
i     He stated that'another report-
' er was told by his editor to make
sure  his "news stories" were in
keeping  with  the editorial  policies of the paper. This, in effect, j have
meant    that    stories    containing   same
beneficial    facts   regarding   persons or organizations which the
paper   editorially   opposed   were
returned lo him to be rewritten
would have remained unchanged. The reasons given for these
mistakes by B & G were that in
one case a workman had
charged too much time; in another, the invoice had been
charged to the wrong job.
Council members feel that
there should be some form of
supervision provided for B & G
workers to prevent such mistakes.
On three occasions B & G
workmen set up chairs, staging
and a P.A. Systenrf in the Armouries. One bill received by the
AMS was fifty dollars more
than another, yet they should
'iceii approximately the
as an equal amount of
work had been done in both
cases. T li e buildings a n d
grounds commiltee has not come
up  vvith a  satisfactory explana-
Tween dosses
Dance Club Holds
Square Dances
ATTENTION! — All Publication Board photographers! There
will bc/a short meeting in tho
at  f if- i Photography   room   at  noon   today.    Please be prompt.
tf      tf      tf
DANCE CLUB—Square dancing noon today in Dance Club
Room, Brock Extension.
LUTHERAN Sf UDENT Association regular weekly meeting
at noon today in H-Ll. Let's
have a good turnout!
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BADMINTON CLUB Executive meeting lo discuss Saturday
dance. Meeting to be held on
Tuesday night at 8.30 in Memorial Gym.
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DANCE CLUB novelty dancing at  noon  on Wednesday:  —
Charleston and Cha Cha.
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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Organization Testimony meeting at
12.30 Wednesday in Physics 300.
All welcome.
AOUA SOCIETY —All diving
members interested in diving at
Cullus Lake this weekend piease
Radio Plans
Are Held Up
broadcasting station will be held
up for awhile so thai engineering problems may be investigated.
AMS public relation-; officer.
S. Randle Jones, recently made
a trip lo Victoria to investigate
the possibility of obtaining a
radio   transmitter" from   CKDA.
lie staled lhat "after a lengthy
negotiations carried out by
CKDA officials CKDA decided
il would be "unwise to sell lite
transmitter; as lhc transmitter
could be brought into use in
situations where the transmitter normally used for broadcasting should be rendered nim-
Said Mr. Jones, "[ know of
two other sources where we
could possibly obtain a transmitter but at this lime I. am
unable U> disclose the identity
ol   these  selfsame   sources."
Meeting ol all pubsters
today at 12:30. Important
issues; will bo discussed including plans for another
faculty of applied science; Dr.
C. A. McDowell, head of the department of chemistry; and
Prof. F. A. Forward, head ot thc
department of mining and metallurgy. Dean Geoffrey C. Andrew will be present to represent   the   humanities.
the Christmas holidays.
Ubyssey topped Ihe list in competition with 21 other French
and English language university
papers across Canada, This is
the first time thai the Coast University has won top honors in
University   Competition.
Writer of The ybyssey entries
was Editor-in-Chief of. Publications, Mrs. Patricia Marchak.
Judge of the competition was
Mr. Clement Brown of the Gale-
rie clc la Presse in Ottawa
Ubyssey entries included "the
initial attack on "Phonies" and
a welcome to "al1 leftovers" in
the Frosh  edition of The  Ubvs-
As a result of these and sim-
Church, State
No Twosome
the SCM.
"Politics is a daily concern,"
ho said. "The church cannot
remain indifferent to politics."
Me fervently stated that, "the
church   li'vs   to   speak   what   it
sey; commentary on the Western !|llinks s    llR1  ,mth of Gn(Ji  bu,.
lion    for   this   disci epancy,   according  to council members  in-   attend meeting in club room —
volved   in   the   B&G   investiga- , (B.E. 157) — Wednesday noon,
liar practice?, live ol the Ubys-1 ,. ,
scy editorial board who had pre-,     B   &   G   submilttd   a   bill   of | *      *     '*
viously considered journalism as I $435.78 for the   1956 homecom-1     FLYING SAUCER CLUB will
a career have turned their backs i jng      when   it   was   discovered s''"M a general meeting in Arts
j on il' that  the  bill    included    rental   105.   noon   Wednesday.     Every-
The relationship    of    politics   POOR ETHICS charges   for   Brock   lounge   and   body welcome!
and the church was the topic of , Other examples of poor news-! Ihe Mildred Brock room, B&G
Phillipe Maury, General Secre- j paper ethics were cited by the i were questioned in regard to the
tar> of the World Student Chris- I delegates with regard to Toronto ' mailer,   and     the     rental   was
and Montreal papers. (crossed   off   thc   cost   list.   'The
invoice,   however,   remained   at
per   oi   sir   ueorgc   wimams;     When   the     AMg     wished   to
I College, stated that thc motion ye a B^k ^ miovatedi
j vv,as a blanket condemnation of J B & Q eslimated a cost ot $l790
| all metropolitan newspapers and j Feelin(, thal thjs pricc was k)0
; as such was unfair. Consequently lhighi   AMS   callod   fm.   tendcrs
tian   Federation,   in   the  first  oi
a series of lectures sponsored b>
Dave Freedman, news editor
of the Georgian, the campus
paper   of   Sir   George   Williams |
tf       tf       tf
meet   I his   Friday   at   noon   in
Physics 202.
Le Tourneau
(reprint   from    Vancouver   Sun)
One of Ihe giants of the earth-
mmving business, Robert. C. Le
Toii'tie.iu, will come to R. C.
earl" in January to open the
new church of Highways Minister Phil Gaglardi.
Mr. Gaglardi is described a.s a
close friend of the Longviow,
Texas, indust rialisl. M'r. l.,e
Tourneau will address a businessmen's banquet in Kamloops
on .Taimary 4 and will be dedicate speaker the following lay
al   tim church opening.
Mr. Le Tourneau who supports a religious institution
known as The Le Tourneau
Foundation, says of his success:
"From the lime 1 made God my
business partner, things started
o  go."
reaction lo Sputnik II, entitled
"A Shaggv Dog Slorv"; souk-
background probing into the
m.isdomeanors of the Provincial
Government after Premier Bennett made his classic: remark,
"Our Record Speaks for Itself";
and a denouncement of malpractices of a Ubyssey aciverlisor:
"Bribing Won't Help, It Only
Disgusts Us."
The trophy was accepted >n
behalf of Mrs. Marchak by The
Ubyssey delegate lo the conference, Bob Johannes. Mrs. IVlsir-
chak was unable lo attend.
Presented by a former Premier of Manitoba, John Bracken, the trophy was first awarded
in lf!4;T It has been won llmoe
times by  Ihe '.umento "Varsity",
La   (.'ara-
H5.     Mm
won    last
it should abstain from forceful
political speaking, wr.cn il has
no conviction by Ihe gospel."
Politicians, he hinted, are belief equipped to express political
v iews.
Too great a church participation in politics conies close Lo
hierarchy (i.e. in some Christian
political part ie s) such as experienced in the crusades. This
practice, therefore could lead
lo mure world agitation, Mr.
Maury   emphasized.
II." will also sneak today and
Weduesdav  on m.
the motion was modified to stale
lhat efforts should  be  made '■>>': AMS   accepted
CUP   papers   across   Canada   to
criticize  editorially   the specific
papers involved.
After three hours debate1 in
committee the modified motion
was brought lo the floor of Ihe
conference and was ruled defeated after a ten-ten deadlock
in •which western papers voted
for the resolution an
papers against it. | Extension      Department.      Food
The   eastern   papers   fell   thai ; Services, etc.. and the lime lapse
the   motion   was   naive   and   in- j See   INVESTIGATION
effectual. | (Continued  on   Page   4)
rom downtown contractors. The
a lower bid -of
$1400. The job was completed
at this price. The council feels
that il is unreasonable lhal a
contractor who must include a
sizea'ole profit margin and transportation cost could underbid
B & G by SHOO.
Transactions   are   carried   on
from the AMS office with such
eastern [ organizations as the Book Store,
Dr. Harry Warren, professor
ot minorology at the University
of B.C.. has been elected lo
membership in the Geological
Society of Finland. Members of
the learned society are distinguished geologists from various Scandinavian countries aud
a  few from other countries.
Dr. Warren spent last summer  in Great Britain and Scan
dinavia    doiiu
t hemistrv.
m    geo-
twice   by   Ihe   Laval
bin".     Saskatchewan
copped   tho   p'T/e   in
Master's   "Si[houel lis
l.'nieersily of Western ( >ntn
rio (la/el le, ! ,<>nd< >n, (inlnrio
was awarded Ihe Southam '.!'i">
phy for Inchmeal excellent .
among Canadian Fngli.-i'. !;iii:;n
age newspapers published mon
than twice a week. IVlailet
results o| , this compel il ion art
noi  vol  available. Page 2
THE   V r i S S KV
Tuesday, January 7, 1958
* Authorized as second class mall. Post Office Department, Ottawa.
Student subscriptions $1.20 per year (Included in AMS fees). Mail subscriptions $2.00 per
year. Single copies five cents. Published in Vancouver throughout the University year by
the Student Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society, University of British Columbia.
Editorial opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial staff of the Ubyssey, and not
necessarily those of the Alma Mater Society or the University. Letters to the Editor should not
be more than 150 words. The Ubyssey reserves the right to cut letters, and cannot guarantee
publications of all letters received.
Managing Editor  Al Forrest       CUP Editor Laurie Parker
News Editor   Barbara Bourne       Features Editor  Barbara Bourne
Assistant News Editor     Bob   Johannes
Reporters and Deskmen:— Sue Ross, Audrey Ede, Wayne Lamb, Helen Zukowski and
Kerry Feltham.
Editorial and News Offices AL. 4404, Locals 12, 13, 14
Business and Advertising Offices AL. 4404. Local 6
Yes, We're Proud'— Thanks
thoughts to our page and so kept us always
trying — although sometimes failing — to
achieve a high standard of coherance, truth
and frankness. ' /
The inscription on the Bracken Trophy
eulogises "Unity, Toleraoce, Honesty,
Truth, Progress." We cannot pretend tfiat
in the last 32 issues we have always shown
the virtues for which we now hold the
We can hope that in the next 36 issues
we can come closer to the ideal. With the
encouragement given us by this token of
achievement, we are eager to make the
We still need the readers, though, to
achieve anything.
We thank them now for their aid in
its various odd forms, and we ask to continue to make this page a true, frank sounding board of UBC opinion.
We've just won a coveted prize and
we're proud.
We're proud because we are the victors,
because this is our first prize in Canadian
University Press Competitions, and because
■our competition was of high calibre.
But we cannot stand on the winner's
back alone. We are only too well aware
of the contribution made by the readers of
the "rag" (no longer vile!) As with most
champion'ships, this one was copped because
there were "pushers" forcing us to produce.
There were readers who wrote in and told
us off, who came in to rant and rave, who
stopped us on the mall and took up an
argument where our editorials left off, who
piqued us into thinking and pushed us into
writing what we felt aVd saw.
There were readers who went beyond
this, too. Readers, either stimulated or en-
angered,  or   both,   who   contributed   their
financial support from the people, industries and government of British Columbia.
There is no better time than now. Our
development campaign, now moving into its
seventh day of official existence, is the
instrument for many of the fine projects
"dreamed up by the writers who began with
"what this campus needs . . ."
**r v **c
A bank book will not change the current educational philosophy. We may continue to anticipate the arrival of great
hordes of high school graduates vvith little
to recommend them but an easily-obtained
high school certificate. We can continue to
gloat over statistics showing a rising rate
of college graduates — statistics which fail
to show the frightening inadequacy of the
education these graduates really have.
Add monies will not make scholars of
the gregarious children who enter the gates
to meet other children, make alliances and
end up on the social page with very little
kowledge, but with a degree in marketing,
dietics, primary teaching, or a series of
insultingly simple arts courses.
w The most carefully planned and successfully executed campaign will not create
an intellectual atmosphere at UBC, nor a
true University free of the ever increasing
number of technical training schools. Money
cannot produce a School of Commerce
which teaches its students to analyse advertisements with an eye to creating a less
hypocritical and more ethical business world
instead of merely an eye to imitation.
It cannot create in its Arts and Science
or Education professors and lecturers a
genuine effort to think in, the classroom; to
give the best of their knowledge to students
willing to learn; or to plan lectures, assignments, discussions, seminars, and examinations with a desire o challenge the brilliant
and stimulate the dull.
Nor can it create in students a keen
curiousity, a willingness to study more than
the required minimum, a love of free discussion, or an awe of scholarly books.
But at least it can and will help the]
genuine students among the hordes to gain
some of the knowledge they came innocently
seeking and may, indirectly, produce students who might otherwise have merely
plodded through. |
It will do this by expanding the library
facilities, building new laboratories and
classrooms, throwing light into the classrooms, providing equipment for practical
application of knowledge, giving homes fit
for study to the out-of-town students.      I
Most of all it may induce more top
educators to settle on this campus, and help
keep the ones we have. Nothing could be
more disheartening to a teacher than a
total lack of facilities with which or in
which to teach; except, perhaps a multitude
of little burdens which hinder scholarly
activity. An expanded university and a
larger staff may give the professors the
freedom they need to see their students as
individuals seeking knowledge rather than
uncomprehending faces in large dark
If the campaign is successful, the means
for an improved atmosphere will be provided. Indirectly the intellectual haven bespoken by the dreamers may be pushed
off the starting block.
The development campaign can push it'
no fur'thef than that — but that is, after
all, an essential beginning. After that the
problem will be more than one of money.
It will be one of educational standards.
Money may not provide everything. But
for this university at this time, it i.s undeniably the starting block. Without its
aid, the other questions are superflous.
Without it there is little question about
the current philosophy; it would soon become not only impractical but impracticable to admit the hordes. It would be pointless to discuss the differing qualities of
lecturers and lectures while we must admit
the fortune of having any at all who can
find time amid the jumble of daily duties
to teach a few lessons.
It may be the root of all evil, but . . .
have you got a dime, mister?
A Modest Proposal
Someone once said that democracy is the
worst form of government; excep: for all
the rest.
A look at the recent Canadian University
Press Conference in Montreal provides us
with a solution to democracy's biggest
dilemna; too many people with too much to
For the first two days tho conference
was bogged down miserably hy the exhaustive oral .scrutiny by the more vocal members present of each and every facet of
each and every idea presented.
But on the third day the strain of two
nights and early mornings spent, savoring
Montreal's famous night life began to tell
One by one the most militant orators began
to sink lower in their chairs, loo spent to
utter more than about Iwo sentences ol'
analysis per idea discussed. As a result  the
' minutes recorded, that far more was accomplished by the conference on this day than
on the previous two days combined.
In light of this we would like to make
a suggestion to Canadian Parliament (•md
other democratic governments) which
would minimize well-meant but unnecessary platitudinizing and eliminate future
pipeline  debates  and  their equivalents.
An, act of parliament should be passed
requiring members of parliament to drink
at. least 20 ounces of hard liquor and stay
out at parties until at least 3 a.m. each
morning previous to the day's session.
In this way not only would politicians
be a happier lot and the government's
liquor revenue soar even higher, but also
we would have the smoothest-functioning,
fastest-acting democratic government, in the
Rules And Commandments —
A Sign Ot Poor Government ?
What This Campus Needs ...
is money
By 7 1EMIS P.
This lcttei wes inspired by
the appearan, id another ten
commandment .\ The Ubyssey of last It v ..
It seems to n.o lhat the people in office >war,c! AMS have
made rule-mr' ,«* iheir hobby;
or perhaps s<ey enjoy using
their author! i;. ? adolescent
chicks trying   >,'.\   wings.
I am not h:<v to criticize
though, but ic <r.'dke an appeal
to all, including the Student
Council peo^l'. «»v a more sensible AMS.
As it \p now, the plain AMS
member gets very little for
their money. In order to participate in almost any activity
you must be a member of a
club. If you are not, you are
an outsider. am quite aware
of the necessity for clubs. But
the clubs do not need an AMS
behind them.
One of the functions of AMS
is to provide opportunities for
diverse extra-; i icular activities to the r.neral student
body; to those w!.i> do not have
the time or Inr'io-ution to spend
ten or more he * ea .>. week pursuing a partic" ar activity, but
still enjefy the pleasure of an
occasional cc«'. »•*, a dance, an,
hour of relaxitUi?) in pleasant
surroundings, i: weekend in the
country every new and then.
To also provide a place
where the students can spend
an hour 'tween classes reading
a book, or chatting with a
friend, or playing a game of
chess or cards, or having a cup
of coffee, or just plain sitting
down and daydreaming if that
is what one feels like at the
Brock is supposed to be that
place. That is What it was
built for. But it does not fulfill its function. Partly because there are too darn many
stupid arbitrary and pointless
rules and regulations.
Why on earth shouldn't one
play chess in the Art Gallery?
Why should activities cease by
11.30? Why no dahcirtg in the
balcony? Why no necking?
And at What point exactly social intercourse becomes necking? The rule-makers seem to
trust very little our sense of
decency and our good manners. It would not be surprising if the next sign up reads:—
No Spitting on the Floor.
I propose that:
1) The Student Council be reminded that: those govern best
who govern least. And consequently they should scrap all
existing rules, except those absolutely necessary.
2) Activities of general in
terest be thrown open to all
students, not only to club members, e.g.:
a) The Men's Club room at
Brock, is seldom if ever used
by anybody. It should be comfortably furnished and made
into a Record Room. Tnis
would replace the .present Music Circle. A Music Committee would look after it and,
financed by the AMS, would
form a permanent record collection. The use of the room
would be open to all (for music
listening) at all times that
Brock is open.
b) The VOC activities should
be open to all. An Outdoors
Committee, financed by AMS,
would organize the activities
pretty well in the present pattern, only any student could
participate. The cabin at Seymour should be available to
all individuals or groups, for
seminars or just plain fun. An
overnight fee would be required.
c) A Dance Committee would
make available the activities
of the present Dance Club to
all, organizing groups and
classes and events as in the
present. The AMS would finance.
3) In the Brock Lounge:
the furniture should be arranged in clusters to give a more
congenial atmosphere and the
place should be made more
frequentable by turning off the
speakers.   As it is now it looks
rather like a catering hall,
where all you can do is listen
lo the "UBC-radio news, many
times throughout the day", and
mingled with the roar from
the TV-room. (Couldn't that
door be closed?) A smaller
room can be provided for those
who want to listen to the radio.
(Thc Mildred Brock room perhaps?)
4) Investigate the possibility
of having next year more long
noon-hours (like Thursday) —
which would permit people to
attend more activities without
suffering indigestion, because
of hurried eating. At the same
time it would help to relieve
the congestion in the cafeteria,
The realization of a reconstruction in the above lines
might entail a small increase
in the AMS fees. This however does not mean an increased cost to the average student
since one would have to pay
the club fees, some of which
are not nominal.
TTiis is not intended as a definite detailed and complete
plan, but rather as an illustration of the general pattern the
AMS policy should follow. It
is based on the arbitrary assumption that freedom of self-
expression and encouragement
of individuality is more desirable than herd-instinct and
Editorial note - • Toe letters
on tht page tod^y are a little
ancient;.'''"';' xrt- leftovers
from 1957. R ason: not enough space in J?-.v. >d issue.
Apologies and a-'l that.
Open Hou.e
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
This spring 1 understand,
UBC will be holding "Open
House". Because next year
will be British Columbia's Centennial year, UBC will host
many out-of-towners in addition to the thousands who visit
the weird and wor derful displays. Could ■■'•'Mission be
charged, and tine money put
toward the University building program?
I think tlv I l.vs cents could
be charged fc.r Amission to
each building «! >"'. i.ning exhibits and most v.siiors would
not mind spending such a small
sum to see something worthwhile. Students would be admitted on presentation of their
student cards.
The money obtained from
admissions could be used for a
Centennial Project such as a
new cafeteria, dormitory, or
wthat have you.
What do you think of this
Your.', truly,
Arts II.
andra, Gordon and North
Shore   Neighbourhood   Houses
— Youth Counselling Service
— Canadian Arthritis and
Rheumatism    Society —    The
Health     League ^Catholic
Children's Home — Jewish
Community Centre — the John
Howard Society and Cedar Cottage Youth Club.
It was a pleasure and a privilege to help the students organize this project and we feel
that they were well rewarded
in having the opportunity to
participate in welfare work in
their community. Our regret
is that this wonderful source
of enthusiasm and energy is
not available at other times.
Thank you.
Executive Director
Critics Speak
Thanks to weeks
Editor, The Uby.,sey,
Dear Madam.
The Voluntee; '> treau of
Greater Vancov< ..., through
the medium j*' '>..•'.• Ubyssey,
wishes to thank ..at- fraternity
and sorority pt \\v\. who so
ably assisted the • :• Veen Community Chest A,'. -i:i 'is and an
organization on "j'srday, November 2nd, worr:",r under the
direction of Kobm1 fades and
Maryn Shcllard - • what has
now become an x.•'■.*:>] event.
The clearing m' j idetbrush
on the site of t).-< Jhapcl for
Camp AIexand:\. A Crescent,
Beach and the K" ,-v-v.s project
for .senior citizen «; west Vancouver were maj ;• operations.
No less valued w. :'. 'Le jobs
done tor the lot .'.<us operated by the V ,.',, >' ■■■■■•i Boys'
Clubs Association em', the Vancouver Girls' Ch>. the Victorian Order oi' \<jr.      - Alex-
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
i have, in front of tne, a copy
of The Lunassey which is a
special Christmas edition of
the December 3rd issue of the
paper. There is nothing "special" about this issue. The
jokes are not even worth a
passing smile. The articles are
downright horrible and pointless. If this is how so-called
educated people write, I would
hate to see the works of imt e-
ciles. But I am sure they
would do a better job than t;>e
This is one section of the
paper that should never have
been published. It shows bad
taste, degrades women (of this
campus in particular with perhaps a few exclusions), and reveals a muddy and half-baked
rttack on Christmas generally.
For  a   Christmas  paper,   "a
plain   ordinary"   issue   would
have  been  much  more appro-
pri   than   this   revolting   trash
which   is   only   good   for   the
waste paper basket.
Yours sincerely,
Home Ec, II.
Appears Ludicrous
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
I read with a great deal of
enthusiasm your report of the
criticism levied at the reporting practices of the daily newspapers by the annual Western
Canadian University Press Conference. Over the years the
traditionally high standards of
most of our dailies have gone
by the board and today it is
only the rare publication that
gives the reader the feeling
that he is getting factual reporting. However, in the case
of "The Ubyssey" one might
say "let he who is without sin
cast the first stone."
In your issue of November
5th you published an item
headed 'Council Hears Insurance Men." In fifteen short
lines you committed several of
the crimes which your own
delegates to the Conference
claimed were ."low standard
and unfair practices; contrary
to the ideals of journalism."
At least two of the Conference's charges were evident in
this little item: 1 — "Selecting the facts out of context,
and writing it (news) in a very
biased manner." 2—"Lack of
recognition of the responsibility of the press."
May I list the evidence in
support of my statement.
1. The name of the insurance
company represented at the
meeting is Canadian Premier
Life Insurance Company not
Premier Life Insurance Company. While this minor error
would seem insignificant it is
indicative of the careless attitude of your reporters.
2. The item then states "the
representatives, speaking for
the NFCUS, asked council to
reconsider its decision not to
allow dissemination of advertising literature on campus."
As one of the "Insurance Mten"
at the meeting I can assure you
there is no question that this
is a distortion of the facts.
What we were asking of the
AMS was to reconsider its decision not to allow the NFCUS
organization to have information available at the NFCUS
office on campus on a Life Insurance Plan designed by the
elected executive of your Federation (NFClfS) and offered
exclusively to students affiliated with" NFCUS. To generalize such a specific ruling as
you did is certainly "contrary
to the ideals of journalism."
3. You stated that the president of AMS said that "the
council's first duty to the students was to prevent use of the
UBC campus for commercial
exploitation.". You did not,
add that he also said that the
special committee appointed had
found   that   the   life   insurance
plan was a good one, offering
special advantages to the students, but that the council felt
that these advantages were not
sufficient to warrant setting a
precedent. You also did not
mention that my colleague and
I expressed the opinion that
members of NFCUS, should
have the right to obtain from
the NFCUS office information
about their own exclusive life
insurance plan. You did not
mention that we pointed out
thc 20 other universities were
distributing such information
on their campus and there was
no evidence that this was setting a precedent that would
encourage commercial exploitation of these students.
I understand that there was
a reporter present st the meeting. By selecting facts out of
context and slanting the story
in one particular direction,
writing in a biased manner
your attack on the daily newspapers appears ludicrous to say
the least. I would suggest that
you examine your own policy
more self-critically before concerning yourselves with the
activities and practices of
other newspapers.
C.L.U., Branch Manager
Advice to Ubyssey
. Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
Let me see if this will raise
a hornet's nest. Instead of
more reporters, why not reduce Ubyssey to two issues a
Each would be far fuller and
might not be so quickly consigned to the campus ash cans.
Like a woman you give us too
much (no, don't, gentle Engineer, say "of what is he complaining"' I can't get enough")
Let's face it — there isn't that
much world-shattering news
-on the campus. You spoil us
and Ubyssey suffers, We also
spoil you.
Le.t's cul your AMS contribution by half and make The
Ubyssey sell for 5c or 10c, You
will then see what, wc think
of you and we will give more
attention to what we have to
pay for. With the surplus we
can build you new offices, or a
statue, or send Trevino to
Tibet, O'Brien to Odessa or
Fitzgerald to Far Flung Bali.
Lovingly, XXX Tuesday, January 7, 1958
Page 3
Christmas Examinations, December, 1957
Secondary English — Course 404
Time: 2 hours
Candidate's Name
1. list twenty-five spearate and distinct listening skills which require
development in the Junior and/or Senior high school. Give a detailed
analysis of two of these skills.
2. List fifteen specific reading skills which should be provided for in ...
developmental reading programme in a high school. How would a student
apply one of these skills to his work in English?
3. List twenty composition skills you would expect a student in high school
to be able to use adequately. What would two of these skills contribute to
good writing?
4. List fifteen grammatical terms of phrases which should be taught in the
Junior High School. Why should these be taught?
5. List twenty-five learning situations in which you could emphasize oral
language development. Analyze in detail one of these situations showing
what oral language skills the student would be expected to learn.
Christmas Examinations, December 1957
Time: 2,
(Literature and Composition)
Write Your Instructor's Name in the Top  Right-Hand  Corner of  Each
Examination Booklet That  You  Use.
N.B.—Divide your time about equally between PART A and PART B.
Give due care to matters of composition in your answers.
1. (a) Identify by title a ballad treating of
i. death by drowning
ii. the killing of a father by his son
iii. the birth of Christ
iv. the breaking of a pact by a kiss
In three to five sentences outline the plot of
The Pardoner's Tale.
In a phrase or sentence to each, state
i. what 'poem is parodied in Donne's "The Bait"?
ii. what Donne says of 'any man's death' in Meditation 17
iii. what personal losses Milton records in "How Soon Hath Time . . ,"
"When I Consider . . ," and "Methought I Saw . . ,"
2. In the length of a paragraph, discuss Chaucer's treatment, in the General
Prologue, of those pilgirms who are" in the service of the Church. JBase
your answer on the portraits of the Prioress and any other three.
3. In the length of a paragraph, and with specific references, discuss EITHER
the theme of Love OR the theme of Death in the poems studied this tei'in.
4. (a) In a sentence to each, state the four reasons that Milton gives in the
Areopagitica for supposing that a protective censorship would prove
(b) Briefly set out the gist of Hamlet's advice to the players.
Only the first or the second part of the following parts of the examination is to be attempted.
Answers are to be confined to about five hundred words.
It has been said that Hamlet is a dreamer incapable of deliberate action,
but he is of a delicate nature, and shrinks from violence, that his philosophic
mind weighs every issue too narrowly, that as a highly imaginative man he
is always watching himself playing a part — These are some of the
explanations offered by critics for Hamlet's delay in seeking his revenge.
Develop an explanation, not necessarily any of these that you find convincing, and support it in reference to the action of the play.
Briefly indicate the meaning of the-word "epic" in the phrase "Epic
poem." Then go on to show that the Satan of Books I and II of Paradise
Lost is a figure of epic stature.
Bachelor of Arts degree holders wrote this exam so that they could teach in our
elementary schools. Once upon a time these students wrote an English 200 exam
which required not only memorized knowledge but thought and comprehension.
But those days . . . well, hell, who needs to think just to teach? What this country
needs is teachers who can memorize and itemize.
Like the Philosophy of Education exam (written by senior students) in which two-
thirds of the questions were of a "true-false" objective nature, this compulsory
English 200 questionnaire no doubt satisfied the seatwarmers. The seatwarmers
didn't understand Milton, but they passed just the same. They could have breezed
through the whole test without referring once to the main text, "Paradise Lost."
Education Students Given Chance
To Lodge Complaints With Federation
Prt your ABC's to tpmlier use with
Education students who have
complaints against the UBC College of Education may lodge
them with the B. C. Teachers
Federation, a BCTF official said
"We are not launching an investigation," BCTF Assistant
General Secretary, Stan Evans,
said. "But we have heard general complaints and we would
like to hear specific criticisms
and suggested improvements."
He said students "may hesitate to take their complaints
directly" to UBC Education officials.
"We have no evidence that
things are hopeless or even very
bad with the College of Education," Mr. Evans said.
"But we have heard persistent
rumours of discontent, especially about the summer school program," he said.
He said many students "were
critical of large classes for lec-
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instead,, according to Mr. Evans.
The BCTF has "wholesome
and happy relations with the
College of Education," he said.
"We are in a position to discuss
student's complaints and present
their suggestions for improvements."
The BCTF Teacher Education
and Certification Committee has
been set up to deal with such
complaints, Mr. Evans said.
Complaints lodged against the
College of Education are similar
to complaints against most other
UBC faculties, he said.
The only difference is that
"the College of Education does
not tell students the right way
or the wrong way to teach —
there is no cut and dried
"Frequently it is the student
that expects, to get all. the answers that is dissatisfied," Mr.
Evans said.
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Application forms, details of actual openings and interview appointments can be obtained at the office of Colonel
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Recruiting personnel will visit the campus on
Monday and Tuesday, January 13 and 14,1958
See University Placement Officer for further particulars
Attractive   Careers
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1958 Graduates in Arts or Science
JANUARY 9th and 10th
To interview — and select — 1958 graduates for careers as Meteorologists and as
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The starting salary for Meteorologists is
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For    consideration    as    Meteorologists,
candidates mu&t -have an honours degree
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Arts or Science is sufficient for those
competing for Meteorological Officer provided they have several credits in physics
and mathematics beyond the senior matriculation level.
Training in Meteorology
Numerous Opportunities
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The University Placement Office has descriptive folders,
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The lack of training in scientific Russian among Canadian
science students was the subject
of an editorial in the Toronto
Star recently reprinted in the
Vancouver Sun.
The editorial stated that there
was not one university offering
a course in scientific Russian,
that the Slavonic Studies departments of Canadian universities were rudimentary and that,
very few students take the
courses offered.
Another point offered «v*as
that professors of science* wfcre
loath to have students take three
hours a week to learn the language.
This course consists of Russian grammar and vocabulary
with an additional emphasis on
a scientific vocabulary.
None of the statements apply
to UBC. This university has a
course specifically named Scientific Russian 100.
There is a department of Slav«
onic Studies, and one may graduate with honors in the subject,
so that the course could not be
There are a large number of
students taking Slavonic Studies
Professors interviewed by the
Ubyssey, Monday were in favor
of scientific students taking Russian.
■> if
Dr. Jennings of the Mathematics department said that Russian is the most important foreign language in Mathematics;
more important than either German or French, and a definate
asset to the  Scientific student,
Science students are urged to
take Russian in their undergraduate years by these very
professors who the "Star" tolls
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Tuesday, January 7, 1958
A  representative  of   Canadian   Westinghouse
will be on the campus January 6-10.
Graduates — especially engineering graduates
— interested in a career with this leading electrical
manufacturing, please contact your Counciling and
Placement Office for an appointment with our
A few openings will be available at Canadian
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Summer Placement In 1958
See our representative January 6-10
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$245 TO $305 A MONTH
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Foi1 Graduate Students
Plus travel allowances to and from
positions and, where applicable, subsistence in the field.
Most positions are for students with a background
in Engineering or Science, notably Forestry, Geology
find Agriculture, but some will be drawn from other
faculties as well.
University Placement Offices
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As Radio Hits UBC
A thing called a live music show came to the campus Monday, courtesy of CBC. We found it pleasant relief to the
normal noon-hour lectures.
I % Its composition was the nine-
UN SOCIETY HOLDS     piece orcheslra of Dave Pepper,
urrriUS IMirnurm J 1/ includin« such musicians as Ray
On Wednesday, January
8. at 8 p.m. a meeting will
be held in the Christmas
Seal Auditorium. Chairman
for the occasion will be Dr.
Hairy Warren, president of
the United Nations Society.
Those who will speak on
the  panel  are:
Mr. Gordon R. Selman,
assistant director of the extension department: Mr.
Bom-Shik Chang, of Korea:
Mr. Hiroshi Kasahara, of
Japan: Dr. D. P. fcandia, and
MMr. K. J. Ratman, an exchange student from Malaya.
UBC Reporter
Travels High
Miss a TCA plane and travel
like a plutocrat.
This was the experience of
Ubyssey's delegate to the Canadian University Press Conference.
He missed his flight out of
Toronto when airport officials
could not find a parking place
for his father's car.
To make up for it, TCA put
him on the next flight — honoring his second class ticket on
a luxurious non-stop flight that
got him to Vancouver four hours
"They treated me like a king,"
he said "1 travelled in a luxurious sound-proof cabin, had filet
mignon for lunch, and had my
every whim catered to by three
More white bucks, men's
desert boots and casuals.
Opposite   Safeway   Parking
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Norris, Chris Gage, and Stan
Johnson; and singer, Terry Dale.
CBC (MC) Alan Millar and
producer Neil Sutherland were
the non-playing side-men.
Some unnamed wrote a reasonably funny script attuned to
the author's idea of varsity jargon.
It was a good show, Pepper
and* crew delivered fine cool
stuff in the instrumentals, backed up Terry Dale precisely with
the sweeter tones and once
satisfied the souls of genial
squares like us by expounding
some honest Ihxie.
AMS President, Ben Trevino,
blew truly on a 13-second solo
entitled the "lives and times of
the UBC development fund".
The show was broadcast live
on the Trans-Canada network
and then again at 7.30 for Vancouver listeners,
It will run for 13 weeks, and
will be held in the same place.
Producer Sutherland encourages
loud talk, applause" and even
Faculty members moved into offices in the new Arts building during the Christmas vacation but there will be no classes in the buil ding until summer.
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Page 5
Hither ond  Yawn
From Our Northern Correspondent
I had mushed about "!ve miles out of Dawson Creek
on my way to a harmonica concert in Whitehorse when
my lead dog came down with athlete's foot. I knew I
should never have let him take up track.
As a result, I was stuck in the vilage of North Snowshoe, stable population, seven, with the prospect of an
Over-night stay while my dog rested up. I walked the
team into the village — I could tell I was in the Village
"by the "Vote Progress — Not Politics" Rosters nailed to
all the telephone poles. Seeing a sign "Irma's Place —
-last stop before Aklavik — try our eagleburgers — no
checks cashed," I knew I had found the local travieller's
Pushing the door open, I shook the snow off my
bowler and led by dog team jnside. I unhitched thie sled
and motioned the beasts into the corner. As my eyes gbt
accustomed to the light I glanced around the room. In
one corner, four Eskimos were hunched over a table playing bridge. At the counter was Irma, an attractive Shuswap
wench of 40. On the other side of the room a Mountie
stood throwing darts at a photograph of Nelson Eddy
that hung on the wall.
"Say, Miss, could I have seven bowls of clam chowder
and two eggs over."
Those huskies are crazy about clam chowder.
After I'd eaten and had arranged to bed down in the
cafe for the night, I struck up a conversation with Irma.
"Pretty lonely around here, isn't it?"
"I don't know," she replied," some of those nice
American boys come up here every now arid again on their
way north. I have one special one who says that from
the start between him and me it was a case of love at
first bed." '•
She giggled  stupidly.
"Well," I murmured, slipping my arm around her
waist, "I guess there isn't much to do arouni here in the
I'd changed quite a bit since I went out with sorority
girls at university.
"Not usually . . ."
". . . now imagine . . ."
". . . but tonight you're lucky."
"Tonight, Rusty Hary is playing his gi'tar and singing
at the DEW Line Memorial Hall. This is his farewell concert, he's driving a truck to Yahk tomorrow."
"What is he, another Elvis Presley?"
"I've never heard of this Ellis Grisely, but our
Rusty is the greatest. As we say up here, e's cool, and
man, when you are cool up here, you must be really cool."
And so it was that I first saw Rusty Hary — North
Snowshoe's answer to Presley. This boy Harp sang and
played his guitar with some of the dirtiest lyrics I've
heard since the Engineer's Smoker and his sexy body-
movements made Saturday night at Spanish J3anks look
like a love scene between Nashua and Francis the Talking
He rOcked and stumbled acrpss the stage sending the
crowd frantic with such North Snowshoe favorites as
"Yes, we have no bananas" and "Take me home again,
Kathleen." For two hours I listend in awe to his filthy
songs. How could he get away with it?
Then I knew. I must become the boy's manager so
that he could be saved from those lousy, rotten lies
that non-believers would make up about him. Yes, sir,
nobody would criticize this fuzzy-chinned idol of half a
million snow-blirided Eskimos.
When the concert had ended and his fans had torn
all his clothes off (leaving him wearing nothing but a
guitar), I approached him.
"Rusty, my boy," I said," you and I have a great
"How do you'all figure that?" he asked in his crazy
southern accent. He wa.s born in White Rock.
"I'll make you a greater success than Elvis Presley."
No reaction. Mustn't  have heard of him,
"Than Bing Crosby."
Still no luck.
"Than Al Jolson?"
This could be tough.
"A   greater   success   than   Enrico   Caruso?"
His eyes lit up. At last.
"Man, that would be fine. I always did want to
quarterback them Lions."
This boy needed a manager like Monaco needed
an heir.
Anyway, next day when I left Rusty was with me.
I booked him into night spots at Bella Bella, Kleena
Kleene, Terrace Terrace, and Horsefly. Then it would
be on to Abbotsford and the big time.
Oh, I forgot to mention that my lead dog is no
longer with me he got a track scholarship to Western
Washington. Sort of lucky I had Rusty along, however.
What a picture we must have made that day, leaving North Snowshoe. All six remaining inhabitants came
to see us off a.s Rusty, and the dogs and I rushed off
into  the  midnight  sun.
My c-ily problem now is keeping the huskies from
getting jealous of the new lead dog — after all, Rusty
hasn't got much experience.
& We pick-up and deliver cars from U.B.C.
•fc Handy to all students.
5 DAYS J JAN. 10, 11, 13, 14, 15
Sole Hours - 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Huge clearance of stock at drastic price 'reductions since
we are moving at end of month to new location. Paper
backs, literacy, children, Canadinna, etc.
fin ifcu aCjehfuJ ?
Most people are not, but with training everyone can increast
their reading skill. Speed reading can develop efficient
reading comprehension and concentration. With speed r««d*
ing skill you can read and understand business reports and
correspondence with one reading, eliminating time-consum*
ing review.
A FREE scientific test will show you how speed reading
can lighten your reading load.. '
2594 W. Broadway, Suite 2 CH. 7513
This is a student applying himself to the methods of modern education. All it proves is
that any idiot can, for a dollar, buy himself a fifty percent.
Construction Of Campus Buildings
Stepped Up To Meet Overcrowding
Construction on the campus is being stepped up to meet over-crowding.
Contract for construction of a Faculty Club and Social Centre at the University of
B.C. has been awarded to Narod Construction Ltd., T. S. Hughes, superintendent of
buildings   and   grounds,   announced   today.
Outstanding Opportunities
'58 Engineering Graduates
Move from the campus right into the most dynamic
challenging field in industry—electronic communications. Microwave, long-distance dialing, television
relay—these are just a few of the technological advances in which our Company is actively en§
Be a part of this fascinating development, and at- tit©'
same time enjoy all the advantages of living in BiC.
—where vast natural resources and ever-expanding
economy provide unlimited scope for trained persdh-
nel. Interviewers will visit the campus on February
10th, 11th, 12th and 13th. We'invite you to discuss
your future with them. ...,,,
Openings also available for B.A.s and B.Cora J
with interest in mathematics and statistics'.
Summer employment arranged for selected
applied science undergraduates.
British  Columbia
768 Seymour St.
Telephone Company
Vancouver, B.C.
Prof.     Frederic
director   of  the
Narod Construction Ltd.
bid was $598,922.
Funds for this specific
project have been donated
to the University by Mr.
and Mrs. Leon Koerner.
Architects are Koyander &
Wright associated with
School of
Architecture at UBC.
The centre, to 'be located
at the north end of the Main
Mlall, will contain dining
and lounge facilities as well
as accommodation for visitors to the University.
Construction will begin
immediately and is expected lo be completed by November 15, 1958,
Preliminary .sketch plans
for additions to the Chemistry building and the biological sciences building
have been approved in principle by the development
The conrnmittec has also
approved in principle the
construction of new housing
near Acadia camp.
Faculty members have
moved into the new "Arts
biulding but classes will not
be held there until summer
(Continued from Page  1)
between   the  date  of   purchase
order and the date at which the
invoice   returns   to   the   office
rarely exceeds a week,
It is a rule, however, rather
than an exception, that B & G
take two or three months to
process a purchase order.
Clubs which build floats for
homecomings find they can buy
materials down town for a lesser
price than that levied by B & G.
Mussoc puts on a yearly show
in  the  auditorium    for    wfciich
they     pay     time-and-a-half     or
double time labor costs to those
staff electricians  who  wire   the j
auditorium. Mussoc has a union !
electrician   who   was  competent;
enough  to  rowuv    Ihe    switch-j
board  at   Victoria   College,   but
B & G policy will not allow him
to wire the PA-svslem  for Mussoc,
According Lo those council
members on the B & G investigating committee, Buildings and
Grounds officials have failed to
come up with satisfactory explanations for many of their
alleged transgressions,
Trial agreement has been
reached that may alleviate one
problem. A block of classrooms
has been a Holed to Ihe AMS
which they may book for speakers and on1orl.aiuors without
consulting B & G.
How would you dry HIGH EXPLOSIVES?
Campus Visit
C-I-L   Company   Representatives will  visit  the
University   of   British
Columbia   on  Tuesday
through   Friday,   January   7
to 1.0 inclusive, to interview
students seeking  regular
employment upon
graduation   in   195R,
Appointments  can -be  made
through  your University
Placement  Office.    This
office can  also  provide
application  forms for
summer employment.
A new problem recently faced C-I-L in extending duced 'Teryk'tie' polyester Fibre, paints, polythene
its prodm-lion ol the commevr i.il explosives resins, industrial chemicals, ammunition, fertili-
urgcntly required fur Canadian expansion. The wrs, coated fabrics and commercial explosives.
Company needed to find ,1 sale and rapid way Many Opes of trained, versatile people are roof drying a grsutular high explosive, quired to maintain C-I-L's position of leadership
A yinia chemii al engineer found the solution in these fields and to aid in the development of
in si spouted bed technique similar to that recent- new products and improved processes,
h developed fordrv ilia- wheat. In this method, C-l-L is therelore v itallv interested in fniploy-
vmrm air keeps a lieu of gia,mle-> in gende my ongiuoerinv; and science graduates of Canaan illation, and they are com unions! v removed dun umversities and colleges and can offer them
as thev bei orni1 dry. not onlv a bright future but a stimulating dial-
This is typical of (he interesting, slimul.it in;1; lem.;e. To give vou some idea of the scope and
chsdleriges laia-d b\ CTl.engineers and scientists character of C-I-L and the
in I lei r everyday work. At C-l-L vou gain a opportunities available, wc
great sense of achievement from doing important have prepared a booklet en-
jobs well — and by having your efforts appreci- tilled 'Careers for University
sited and recognized. It's a good place to work. Ciaduates",  A copy can now
Canadian Industries Limited owns and oper- be  obi.lined  Irom  your  filiates 22 plants across Canada in which sire pro- vctsily Placement Office.
Serving Canadians Through Chemistry Page 6
Tuesday, January 7, 1958
A Couple of UBC boys are warming up the  ice the hard way. They could use a blowtorch. —photo by Michael Sone
UBC A Good Host; sPrins
Come In Second At    Entries
Kossland oki meet \ Tl„. „u„s „,„„„,, pro.
UBC was the host for thc 11th   to  U.  of  Washington   winning j fe'1'-'1'1' has started for the second
annual   invitational   intercol-' 95.72. session.       Intermunil     director
legiatc  ski  meet  tit   Reel  Moun-       -„   Tm,na  u.no tho  h_a1   ,„,.   Bob Hindmarch announced that
Dave Jones was the best foi a„ managers are to submit their
UEC in the slalom. Tie finished spring entries a.s soon as pos-
sevenlh    vvith   a    time    of   two   siblm
minutes and 1.1 seconds. TlK,   final   f,nme   of   the   fa„
Hoar Gjessing missed the rcc- howling league was played off.
ord hy eight seconds while win-loela defeated Delta Upsilon in
ning, the cross-country  for UBC. • 'he ohiyoi't's.
im;   tune   was   \*'.*   minutes,  four j     Tr.e volleyball and touch i'ool-
.-■econds.  - [ bad  iilaynffs  \-. ii 1  ;;t;irl   this  Fri-
i'-H'   ci.mooted   without   their' }:]> ■ 'I|l;   "^'< !- >''   fur I'm   - .mm.
tain. Thc meet was held in Boss-
land last weekend.
Wcnatchce Junior College
won the meet vvUh '■'>'< 1.2-3 points.
UBC was a clo.-e second wiiii
346.54  points.
Washington Slaic College was:
third    vvith    :U().,S2.    The    other
entrants   and   their   h'Li!-;   were
Univcrsiiy   of   A.ltx-eta.    :;0 I .(/i:
Montana   State   OK-mo.   'j:i'*.iY-':   :-\m.  .lohn   1'lalt,   wh.o  led   them
University of Idaho, 27>~.U'r. and   io  Ihe  e.ep-  in   last year's  nice
University   of   Washington.   Klatt    is   in   Europe   practicing:
249.06. with the Canadian ski team  for '
In  the slalom races  UBC fin-   the    forthcoming    international;
ished   third   with   DO. I fJ   points  meet. I
in   the   .\jemo md  (ivm
Tennis And
Golf Seek
The girls' extramural sports
program will continue as usual
this week. Most of the teams
are still seeking potential members.
The Tennis and Golf Clubs
especially will welcome more
girls. The Tennis Club, coached
by Mir. Jack Milledge, meets on
Mondays and Thursdays from
4.30 - 6 p.m. in the Field House,
and the Golf Club meets on
Tuesdays and Thursdays at the
same time and the same place.
Trick and Field enthusiasts,
coached by Mr. P. Mullins, will
meet Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Stadium.
Skiiers are reminded, of the.
meeting on Friday at 3.30 p.m.
in the Women's Gymnasium.
The   Speed  Swimming  team,
which meets on Thursdays from
1 '• 2 p.m. at Crystal Pool; arc
also looking for more girls.
Girls interested in playing
grass-hockey are asked to attend
a special practice of the two
teams on Thursday at 12.30
noon. The Varsity team play:;
ex-North Van on Saturday.
Trotters Return
Friday night, the Harlem
'Globetrotters" will be ril.splay-
'< ing showmanship along with a
, distinctive brand of basketball
' as they take on a Senior "A"
! Men's All-Star team in thc UBC
Memorial Gym. The feature
j contest will be at 9 p.m.
This is the 23rd year that die
touring "Trotters" have played
in Vancouver. The team is
made up with seven new faces
along vvith some of the favorites
of past tours.
One outstanding member of
; the entertaining "Globetrotters"
! is Bob "Showboat" Hall. The
6' 2" basketballcr hails from
| Detroit and i.s just as good a
! basketball player as he is a
I showman.
The Senior Men's squad will
be  made  up of the  current  12
i top scorers of the league.
Entertainment   will   be   supplied by the touring group dur-
| ing   the   half-time   intermission
! as well as between the prclimin-
! ary game and the main contest.
Prior to the "Globetrotters' "
game,  the  visiting  Washington
"Generals"    will    be    matched
against a team from the Senior
"A" men's league.    This game
starts at 7.00 p.m.
Robert Hall will be leading the Harlem Globetiotters in
a hilarious basketball exhibition this weekend at the
Memorial Gym.
Anyone interested in archery
is urged to watch tho paper for
announcements o f practices
which will start soon.
Girls Face Busy
Intermural Program
BOWLING i two   women   on   each   team,   so
The    women's    intermural { they   are   in  .the   market   for
spring   program   starts  January  female  bowlers.
15th    with   a   bowling   lourna-1     I£ any girls arc interested they
ment. |
Games will be played on Tues-1
days  and  Thursdays  from  3:30
lo   5:30   p.m.   Each   team   will
bowl on one day only, and the
total team points for three
games will determine the winners.
First games scheduled are for
Tuesday, January  14th.
Education  2  and  Phra-
ters 8.
will conduct
en th" campus
January 6, 1 a Bid 8y 1958
Positions it) Ptmrd-".;m fmnloraiion ;mri Production
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(hmdussit . '.,-, < 1 ■ i: i f. m -.nl ll'.ird yosm '-Ittdenl
in Hontutia (h-ilmm mud ( m lint'uml Kti^iueorin;.
PermantMil   mis!  .mrmmm  p< > nl i< m.-s.
geophysical exploration
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nil third year si udeu!-
l-m mnm! it -.. V'-v.in"i'rin.'.:
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I 'i ■ri".   mm;  ;md  soinmei
peti-jollcm iTont'crim;
( Irad i ml-.' and ■. r.uhml im.; Isidmii-- nt sViinum,
!'.iK.;mf.'m'Sii's ,,mi ( m<>i ■■■ mad lamaiimm in,'.;. I'orma-
in l il   } si' ■'' ii 'im   • m I >. .
'! o\- j''!; .•", :m',   a p;m,', I nm '■-, I,  ;i!r.r.e  son
Office ?}l Poson^r^ Sorvlt-Ds -— Hint k
are asked to contact Miss Schrodt
early this month.
Boy's rules basketball practice
games will begin on January
15th. League games will start
January 27th, and will'be played in the Women's Gym on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and;
The league will be played as
a round-robin tournament,  with
Kappa   Kappa   Gamma [ oach tcam playing' at least three
1 and Phrateres 5. games  within  their league. The ,
Gamma   Phi   Beta   and   two lop teams from each league
Fhralers 4. will    enter     the     play-offs.     A
schedule of games  will be   post-
MIXED   BOWLING cd   .„   ^  W(mu,n.s Gym
The    Men's    Intermural    pro-
:ram for next, terms will include BADMINTON
.: mixed bowling tournament, to Intermural badminton will
be run during their afternoon commence on February 3rd. ,
and evening sessions. Points'will ' Elimination tournaments will be;
be awarded lo the men's teams \ played, with the singles tourna-:
only, and this tournament is not ment preceding the doubles. Bad-
connected with thc women's pro- tuinlon recquets, shuttles and;
gram.   There   must   be   at   least score sheets will be supplied.
Attention! 1958 Graduates
JANUARY 8, 9, 10
Starting Salaries $4561) and up depending
on field of study and related factors.
Fror.i'iiien Opportunities — Interesting Assignments
Numerous Dcncl'its
preferably before above dates
Provides Opportunities In
:,! 1'
Manufacturing  Chemical Products
(Petro Chemical)
(Sales, Merchandizing
and Operations)
Pipe Line
(Transportation and
For Posf Graduates, Graduates and Undergraduates from the following courses:
Representatives from the above departments will conduct campus interviews on
JANUARY 9th and 10th
Personnel   Office,   Hut   M7,  West   Moll
I representatives will be at the Personnel Office on Wednesday, January 8th,
to assist m the arrangement of your appointment.


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