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 When shall
we three
meet again,
VOL. LXVli
THE UBYSSEY
In THUNDER,
lightning,
or in vain?
VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1959
No. 29
THE DOG
On either side of Brock Hall
lie
Old chicken houses, all awry,
Covered with mud and old
lunch pies,
And through these huts goes
THUNDER by •
TO his. many channeled fire-
hydrants.
And up and down our president goes,
Gazing where old Thunder
blows
About a football post below,
The post the 'Birds forgot.
JRed ears straighten, muzzle
shivers
Little tremors dusk and quiver
Through the Dog who runs
forever
By the ash-can in the lily pond
That  is abused  by  the  engineering bloc.
Four grey walls, and four grey
towers
Overlook a time of showers,
And the muddy ground
imbowers
Our Thunderous dog.
Oh sublimest Thunder I
Where dost thou wunder? j
Thru th' pond j
And all arond !
Wi' coat sae crimson i
Like th' plumme called
Damson. '
Thund'rous setter
What's the metter?
They've bathed and scrubbed
thee
Warshed an' rubbed thee ";
Choked thee wi' an Ascot
For to be our mascot. [
But  Then . . .
The Ubyssey's latest blunder
Constitutes a hound named
Thunder,
Why they bother one must     i
wonder: !
So who wants a pug?
In verses trite and lavatorial
Bad as any editorial
Mikes serenade in voices
stentoriai I
This redundant pug.
i
It would, one feels, be so
much- better i
If this pair had a baby-
Setter
Who for them both would try
to get a
Thunder-mug. -   . , j
v
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IT
//
/
MEEKISON INVESTS THUNDER AS MASCOT
Our pal Thunder is being invested as UBC mascot in
the Brock Lounge today at noon by student president
Peter Meekison.
Other student councillors and the pep band will be in
formal attendance.
Ubyssey recommended Thunder because he seems to
personify all the attributes of a mascot.
Thunder also looks very much like student councillor
David Edgar. t
PAGE TWO
THE      tf B Y SSEY
Thursday, November "26, 1§5&
THE UBYSSEY
Authorized as second class mail by Post Office Department, Ottawa
MEMBER CANADIAN UNIVERSITY PRESS
Published three times a week throughout the University year in Vancouver
by the Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society, University of B.C.
Editorial opinions expressed are those of the Editorial Board of The Ubyssey
and not necessarily those of the Alma Mater Society or the University of B.C.
telephones: Editorial offices, AL. 4404; Locals 12, 13 and 14;
Business offices, AL. 4404; Local 15.
Editor-in-Chief: R. Kerry White
Associate Editor ---' .. Elaine Bissett
} Managing Editor Del Warren
|^ News Editor ■_ Bob Hendrickson
C.U.P. Editor -_- Irene Frazer
Club's Editor Wendy Barr
Features Editor Sandra Scott
Head Photographer  Colin Laudie
r Photography Editor RogerMcAfee
" '   Senior Editor:   Irene Frazer
] Reporters and Desk:
"1 Vladimir E. Romanchych, Derek Allen, Fred Fletcher,
"| Ed Inouye, David Bromige, Farida Sewell, Maddy
■ Bronson, Ian Brown, Frank Findenigg, Blackall,
Art Powell, John Russell.
The  Conservative Wave
West Europe's Rising Prosperity *Has Turned Sack
Socialists in Every Major If a£$itti in Region"
By WILLIAM HENRY CHAMBERLIN
EDITORIAL-
Dear Mom,
Well, mom, I've been here at UBC for a whole term, now,
and I'm really beginning to feel at home. 'Course when I first
got here, everything was so spic an' span I was afraid to relax
anywhere, but us guys soon fixed things'up and everythin's
real fine now. Like those new buildings they have out here.
The first time I walked into one of them, I just couldn't stand
it. The walls an' floors an' all were shinin' so bright a fella
could hardly see, but now its real cozy — like it was lived in,
if'n you know What I mean. Then those little buildings (you'll
be rememberin' I told you about the Commerce Huts), well,
they're just swell, course they always have been.
They even have a good oF barn out- here, just like ours
mi the farm. They call it Brock Hall, tho I never figgered out
why. You should se"e it mom, I bet you'd sure feel welcome in
the "lounge" (that's the settin' room), cause it sure is comfortable. It's a place where you can really stretch out an' catch
forty winks. You can eat you're lunch there too, if'n you don't
let them catch you — an' ypu can drop your lunch bags an'
peelin's an! elg#i?ett0s right. on the floor, just like at home.
.Course there's a fella in the buildin', I spose he means well, but
he's forever tryin' to clean the place up as if he don't like to
see folks so comfortable. We soon put things back to shape as
soon as he leaves tho'. If'n we could only get a few dear animals in the place we'd be real satisfied.
Then there's a swell room downstairs where the boys can
all set around an' have a real friendly game of poker. This
.'room is better'n the settin' room cause it isn't cleaned up as
often — I guess we convinced the fella that he was wastin' his
time. You can tell Paw that this here's the place he's been
lookin' for — it even smells good.
Yep, if it weren't for crazy ideas like havein' the old
newspaper office prettied up (it's in the same buildin') we'd
have the whole place fixed in no time at alll Those poor kids
(I mean the ones in the newspaper office), they spent years
an' years tryin' to make their office livable an' what happens?
some crazy guys get the notion to change it all around. Now
' they'll have to start all over again.
But our real problem is goin' to come when they start to
build that new-fangled barn up by the Med Huts. It's goin'
to take us a hang of a long time to make that place decent,
tho I'm sure we'll be able to do it. 'Course maybe if'n we
make a gooct enough job here in the old barn they'll decide
not to build a hew one.
Well, mom, I got to be runnin' along. Xittas exams* are
gettin' close, but they should be easy. If'n you see Paw in
the next while, tell him I said hello.
Your son,
Irving.
P.S.—I hope you noticed I'm not sayin' ain't anymore.
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The decisive victory of the
Conservatives in the recent
British election made it unanimous. There is now no prospect
that, in any near future, even
one of the large European
countries will fall under socialist rule.
This trend even extends to
some of the smaller nations;
the very moderate socialist and
labor parties are now out of
the coalition governments in
The Netherlands and Belgium.
Socialist influence on governments is now restricted to
Scandinavia, which is a little
world of its own, and to Austria
where conservatives and socialists, instead of fighting each
other on the barricades, as they
did on some occasions between
the two great wars, have now
reached a permanent share-the-
power, share-the-jobs arrangement.
This conservative trend, which
can now be called without
exaggeration a conservative
sweep, is both a cause and an
effect of the almost spectacular
improvement in material well-
being in Western Europe during the last decade. From a
trip of almost four months in
eight European countries this
writer brings back the impression that it is not the Soviet
Union that is knocking at the
door as a serious competitor
for the American standard of
living. It is rather the British,
the Germans, the Belgians, the
Swiss, the French, if they can
get rid of the Algerian abscess.
When one speaks of a conservative sweep one must always keep a sense of relativity.
There is no prospect of going
back to a precise replica of the
social and economic relations
which prevailed before World
War I or even World War II.
In Europe, as in America, most
people who think of themselves
as conservatives or moderates,
accept, hopefully or resignedly,
many social welfare measures
which their fathers or grandfathers would have fought as
"socialistic".
A LONG ROAD
But what has happened, and
it seems very significant, is
that the West European voters,
offered a fairly clearcut choice
between a policy of state planning and nationalization, .on
one side, and a policy of greater
private economic initiative and
freedom from state controls, on
the other, have generally voted
for the latter. And this is no
temporary, flash - in - the - pan
shift. Europe has come a long
way since the frenzied years
immediately after the end of
the war, when socialists and
communists sat together in the
cabinets of several Continental
countries, when American occupation officials, misguided or
worse, were forcing Communist editors on German newspapers, when the Labor Party
had swept the boards in the
British election of 1845, and
the sky seemed the limit for
schemes of socialist reorganiza- •
tion.
It is striking that in the two
most industrialized large countries of Europe, Germany and
Great Britain, conservatism has
won three straight victories
over socialism in national elections, and each time by a larger
majority. The German Social
Democrats have not been in office in Bonn since national self-
government   was   restored   in
1949 and the British Laborites
have been out of office since
1951, with every prospect of
spending four more years in
the political wilderness.
Of course differing circumstances have influenced the
course of politics in differing
countries. The immense driving power of Chancellor Kon-
rad Adenauer's gift of leadership has been a big factor in
Germany. The special difficulties of Algeria brought General
De Gaulle to power in France,
and, with him, the first serious
sustained attempt to bring order, sanity and restraint into
French public finance. The prolongation of rationing and of
scores of little irritations and
frustrations associated with
state planning may well have
been the decisive negative consideration that has induced
most British voters, three
times running, to prefer the
Conservatives.
The American image of unplanned abundance looks more
attractive to. more Europeans
than the Soviet or the socialist
image of neatly planned scar-
sity. And European voters, perhaps because of their experience with inflation, seem to be
wary and gunshy in regard to
socialist efforts to bribe them
with promised outlays of public funds.
NOTABLE DIFFERENCES
"The Economist", independent British weekly which
found much to criticize in the
Conservative approach to the
voters, in a pre-election appraisal offered this caustic
summary of the Labor ■■ program: "Every shorn lamb is to
have every unkind wind tempered for it, every lame duck
is to be promised a feather-bed
and asked for its vote."
This electioneering method
of promising that the government .will do something for
everybody (at the cost of everybody, although this is not so
specifically stated) seems to
have lost much of its magic in
Europe.
The existence in most Western Europe countries of governments of similar general outlook does not preclude differences of opinion and judgment
and conflicts of national interest. Quite a little acidity crept
into relations between Great
Britain on one side and Germany and France on the other,
during the past year. So a special interest is attached to
Chancellor Adenauer's prospective visit to London, which may
be interpreted as part of a general campaign of Prime Minister Macmillan, strengthened by
his election victory, to mend
his fences on the continent.
One obvious difference of
judgment between Macmillan
and Adenauer is that the for-,
mer hopes more and the latter
fears more from a series of
East-West meetings at various
levels. An economic issue is
the insistence of Adenauer and
De Gaulle on a tightly organized Six Nation Common Market, as against the British preference ior a less binding type
of economic agreement, which
would permit Britain to keep
its foothold in continental markets without giving up preferential ties with the nations of
the Commonwealth.
Still  another  difference  between Britain and the leading
Continental    powers   is    foreshadowed in  a  blunt declara
tion of Winston Churchill to
General De Gaulle during the
war, as reported in the second
volume of De Gaulle's war memoirs: "Each time we have to
choose between Europe and
the open sea we shall choose
the open sea. Each time I have
to choose between you and
Roosevelt I shall choose Roosevelt."
These and other divergences
of outlook and interest should
not be underestimated. But the
chance of reaching working
agreements among the governments of Western Europe is far
better because of the broad
agreement as to objectives and
methods of reaching them between these predominantly conservative regimes.
—The Wall Street Journal.
LETTERS TO
THE EDITOR
Editor,
The Ubyssey,
Dear   Sir,
The Province, Monday, reported how a Mrs. Chan, wife
of a refugee from our border
police, had been rescued from
an  overdose of sleeping pills.
It is a sad commentary oa
our inhumanity to the homeless of this world that we
should be hounding this man
back to the crowded and hope- .
less shacks of Kowloon, when
his only offence was to violate
a technicality of the Immigration Act, and then to be honest
enough to want to trust the
word of the Immigration De-.
partment. They hold him to the
strictest literal account on a
technicality, but evidenly no
one can hold them to account
on their pledged honor, let a-
lone on the issues of justice and
ordinary decency, and the good
name of Canada.
Here was a man willing to
help defend Canada, but our
dog-in-the-manger Immigratipft.
law, and our arrogant and lavV-
less Immigration police, will
soon have turned him and how
many thousands of his distressed fellows in Hong-Kong, intp
bitter enemies of Canada.
Justice, law, mercy, honor,
decency, humanity and Canada's good name may mean
nothing to these officials, .but
they are far better defences
of this country against the army of Mao Tse Tung than the
Immigration Department or the
Canadian Army, could ever be.
I am glad that I in the Lord
Jesus Christ have found a better (and a sure) answer to mine
and the world's ills than ever
politics or philosophy could
offer, but if I were back in
poltiics, I would be ashamed
to be under the Conservative
banner until they have the guts
to fulfill their election promises to subject the Immigration
Department to the rule of British justice, so that wrongs
like that being perpetrated on
this man and his wife might be
redressed in an impartial
court of law.
Would any reader who feels
the same either clip this out
and send it endorsed to Mrs.
Fairclough, or better, write
your own letter asking that this
man be treated as a human being?
Yours  Sincereljr,
G.B.  Livingstone tpHtrsday, November 26, 1959
THE      UBYSSEY
PACrE THREE
CANNED COMMODITIES
NEEDED FOR MISSION
Put down that cup of coffee,
buddy, and think for a moment.
You have probably noticed
boxes around campus holding
articles of clothing and canned
food.
Curious?
It's the combined WUSC-AWS
Drive which ends Friday.
WUSC is asking students for
articles of warm 'clothing in aid
of flood victims in Japan. More
than 700 students are unable to
continue their studies. Hundreds
are homeless.
The canned food collection in
the AWS drive will be given to
the Central City Mission. They
urgently need support.
So, let's make an effort. Tomorrow's the last day; remember to bring food and clothing.
Cafeteria Offers
Thought For Food
Food Service Meeting
To Investigate Beefs
Do you think prices are high, food is ghastly, service is
lousy?
Does your mother make  better lunches  than  the UBC
Do you think there is saltpeter in the potatoes?
Is that the way you feel, brother? Well, never give up.
Come and hear "Merry Meek" and his sexy six give out
Witjh the goodies next Thursday!
Should students accept any re-*——— —	
The Committee feels that the
Sponsibilities themselves?
Would you rather clean off
your own table, or pay higher
prices for someone else to do it.
Food and services are everybody's subject for complaint.
Instead of writing letters to
the Ubyssey, come to the Food
Services open meeting on Thursday at 12:30 to 2:30 in the
Board Boom.
Come and speak your mind
to .the people who can do something about it.
AMS Cautions
vs. Thievery
Paintings are not the only
filings that are being pilfered on
this campus.
Patti Darling, president of
AWS, reppr-ted complaints of
personal belongings mysteriously
(disappearing from the Home Ec
f»uildihg.
Other councillors immediately
iBhipped in with similar tales of
woe concerning the Education
jjuilding,  the Library  and  the
fjym,
Russ Brink, Brock Co-ordina-
tor, suggested that more security
fs necessary.
He felt that the university is
Wide open to off-campus thieves.
It was suggested that more
locker space would help.
Others felt, however, that a
gttle more caution on the part
«f students would solve the problem.
Little things like using available lockers and making sure
they are locked would be a goo<jl
gtart. AMS members agreed.
Forum Debates UBC
"The College of Education
ffhould be abolished from UBC's
•ampus."
Debators G. Ellis and D. Ro-
fcerts will argue the issue noon
today in Bu. 104.
The Debating Union is sponsoring the Student Forum.
Students are asked to attend
«nd express their opinions.
Students . with • topics    they
fra$t .diaeussfgjl^are also asked
'I*, submit their suggestions to
-•he Debating Union's box, 133,
fa Brack AMS. Council office.
gym cafe is so seldom used it
should be closed down, and that
the Bus Stop cafe should be open
until a later hour on Saturday.
Remember, we want your
thoughts for food on. Thursday!
Frat Kidnapping
Caper Exposed
Skid Row
Film Shown
To Pre-Meds
The Pre-Med. Society showed
a film on skid-row alcoholics
yesterday.
The film, called "Skidrow,"
was made by CBC, and has been
shown on the CBC national network.
It depicted the day-to-day existence of the average "wino" or
"rubby-dub" (an alcoholic who
drinks rubbing alcohol).
Before the film began, Mr.
E. D. McRae, executive director
of the Alcoholism Foundation of
B.C., addressed the audience.
He spoke of the social problem of'alcoholism, particularly
in the skid-row district.
"Few of us have had any experience in this segment of our
community," said McRae. "It is
roughly ten miles away from the
University gates; it might as well
be ten million."
The film was written by a
former UBC graduate, Mr. Ben
Maartman, while he was with
the John Howard Society.
By FRANK FINDENIGG
(Ubyssey Staff Reporter)
Flash ! ! ! !
A sensational k i d napping
scare frightened a quiet Vancouver district last night.
With their noted speed and
efficiency, the Vancouver police
department dispatched ten six-
footers to seek the culprits.
An all-out bulletin was dispatched. The alarm went out to
all slowly-cruising police limousines.
Why did such chaos originate?
An alert amateur detective, a
woman living in the Alma district had witnessed the brutal
abduction of a young UBC student by a gang of mysterious
underworld figures.
The terrible event occured at
an intersection where the gangsters had apparently believed
themselves to be alone with their
victim.
Finally, after a violent scuffle,
it was reported the unfortunate
victim was expertly bound and
gagged.
It was later disclosed one of
the hoods was a former- boy-
scout.
The kidnapped student was
thrust into the trunk of the car
and the car sped away down the
street, the woman told police.
The police combed the area
for an hour before the search
was discontinued.
Police had received further
information which made them
believe there was very little
hope of apprehending the gang.
The Ubyssey was told by police that an unidentified caller
had said the woman had reported
just another event in the lives of
Delta Upsilon Fraternity pledges.
Pledges had been ordered to
capture and transport a regular
DUF member outside the city
limits.
DANGER-TO
YOUR CUBICLES
Take a second look. Danger
approaches.
The first crucifixion will take
place at 8:30 a.m., Dec. 19. The
martyrs will be unfortunate Bacteriology, Geography and Forestry students who will write
the first exams.
The situation can be rectified
now. This is the gospel truth!
Back to your cubicles. Bring
out the books (with a few prayers in between), and spend the
next two weeks, not in meditation of past sins, but in concentration of problems soon to be.
You all know the bit » • •
EXAMS!!
They are approaching.
This is the official warning.
Food for Thought
This is the best of all possible
worlds and everything in it is a
necessary evil.
If I am not for myself, who
will be? If I am for myself
alone, what then will become
of me.
AMS -.Probes
Bookstore
Students' Council decided Monday night that it should know
more about the operation of the
bookstore.
A resolution proposed by
John Madden, and seconded by
Marg MeLachan calls on students' council to "investigate
the possibility. of haying one of
its members, sit on the Bookstore Committee".
It was unanimously qpproved.
It was |elt;that this ifrouid prevent the .many misunderstandings that have "occurred in the
past,
Information would be more
readily available to ' students
and AMS members would have
a representative to look after
their interests more closely than
could -be done at present.
Since students have a very
real interest-—a financial interest—in the operation of the
bookstore, it was felt that the
proposal was a reasonable one.
In past years such kidnapped
regulars have been dumped as
far as 250 miles from Vancouver.
This year pledges left their
victim at Deas Island Tunnel.
'tween classes
Think Before
You Drink
The problem of drinking depends upon the .individual,
and "each individual should think for himself," says Reverend
E. Treit.
Reverend Treit, in a talk on
"The Safety Margin in Social
Drinking," said that each person
should decide whether liquor is
doing him harm.
He also stated that no man
should judge whether another
man should drink or not, unless
he himself is perfect—and no
man is perfect.
The problem of drinking depends on the individual, and
"each individual should think
for himself," says Rev. E. Treit.
Reverend Treit, in a talk on
"The Safety Margin in Social
Drinking," said that each person
should decide whether liquor
is doing him harm
There is a time, however,
when a person should offer his
opinion. This is when the drinker is approaching a "danger
point"  and does not realize it.
At this time the drinker should
be told personally.
Reverend Treit's talk was
sponsored by the Delta Gamma's.
BEER. AND MORE BEER
How to live on $15.00 a week.
Beer    $ 9.00
Wife's beer  _*       .70
Meat and Grocery _.credit
Rent Pay next week
Mid-week beer -     2.25
Coal _ - - -borrow neighbpurs ,.
2 quick one's daily -T    1.20 t,
House sundries
.75
More beer     1.00
Wife's dresses ,.       .80
Total ^.. $15.70
This means  going  into  debt
so cut out wife'sJjejsfc,:,,.-
Woodchoppers
Will Waltz
FOREST CLUB
The final Fall Fling will be
held Saturday in Brock Hall,
9:00-r2:00. $1.50 per couple,
75c singles.
* *     *
SAILING CLUB
General meeting today at noon
Arts 100. Films.
* *     *
QSA
All Graduate Students will
meet in Brock Lounge Thursday
at 7:30 p.m.
* *     *
FROSH UNDERGRABUATE
SOCIETY
An important council meeting
will be held Thursday, Nov. 26,
noon in Bu. 320.
* .*     *
ARCH. ITS
Tape recording of Frank L.
Wright's speech to AIA 1951:will
be presented Thursday,-noon in
HO. 12.
* *     *
CHOBSOC
Tickets row available in clubroom ior the Formal t»n Saturday, Nov. 28 at the Hallgaark
Hall, 5864 Eraser St.
* *     *
MUSSOC
Tickets available at clubtSoom
for fall Formal on Saturday at
9:00 p.m. in the Hallmark Hall,
5804 Fraser St.
* *     *
ANA
A. Jones will speak on "The
Scope of Commercial Television"
Tuesday, Dec. 1 in G.l. Everyone
welcome.
* *     *
ALPHA OMEGA SOCIETY
Last meeting of the term to be
held on Friday in Bu, 216. Students of Ukranian descent please
attend.
* *    * ;
NEWMAN CLUB
General meeting to be held i»
the Newman Lounge today noon.
The possibilities of purchasing a
PA system will be discussed.
* *    *
NISEI VARSITY
General meeting Thursday at
12:30. This is the last meeting
for term and all members are
urged to attend.
* *     * '
DANCE CLUB
Dance Club presents Ukranian
dancers at noon in Brock Lounge.
Admission free.
* *     * i
BRIDGE & CHESS CLUB
Duplicate Bridge tonight itt
South Brock Basement at 7:30.
All welcome.
* *    * |
NFCUS PHOTO CONTEST
Last chance to enter NFCUS
Photo Contest. Entries are due
Nov. 30. Rules and entry forms
available in Room 165 Brock
Extension. ^
* *    *
MEN'S GRASS HOCKEY  .;
Match between Varsity and a
(Continued on pa^e 8)        fc Thursday, November 26, 1959
THE    UBYSSEY
PAGE FOUR
Fiat Jvstitia
Rvat Coelvm
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By ERIC C. E. TODD
-(Faculty of Law)
The cryptic Latin maxim
which straddles the entrance to
the Faculty of Law attempts to
summarize the true vocation of
every lawyer educated in the
environment and heritage of
the English Common Law: "Let
Justice be done, though the
heavens should fall."
Members of the legal profession have always had the major
responsibility for maintaining
the rule of law, the traditional
freedoms and individual rights,
all of which are rightly regarded as the hallmark of a
democratic society.
The primary responsibility of
the Faculty of Law is to provide a course of instruction
which will enable men and
women of high intellectual calibre to fit themselves to enter
the legal profession and to
share its responsibilities.
The current tendency of multifarious groups in our society
to seek "professional status" is
to a degree flattering to the
traditional learned professions
of divinity, law and medicine,
but at the same time it increases the grave responsibility
of those who are charged with
the duty of preparing students
for entry intti the learned professions. These latter are "vocations in which a professed
knowledge of some department
of learning is used in its application to the affairs of others,
or in the practise of an art
founded upon it" (O.E.D.). It
follows that the criteria and
standards of business and other
groups, though intrinsically irreproachable, cannot be adopted by members of the legal
profession without jeopardizing
their traditional professional
standards. This danger of lowering standards can only be
successfully resisted by increasing the quality and educational experience of those
entering the profession. For
these reasons the Faculty, in
cooperation with the British
Columbia Law Society, is constantly engaged in the study
of entrance standards and requirements, curricula, methods
of instruction and professional
ethics. As a result, it is commonly said that the law student is scared to death in his
iirst year, worked to death in
his second year, and bored to
death in his third year of studies.
The extent to which the above
aims and ideals are being
achieved in the Faculty of Law
may be judged by a glance at
the record of the Faculty since
its establishment in 1945. In
every year its student body has
played a leading role in campus affairs. It has supplied an
outstanding Ubyssey Editor and
a Rhodes scholar, now both
members of the Faculty, A.M.S.
and M.A.D. presidents and "innumerable other student officers.
Its graduates number more
than 1,000 and more than half
of the practising lawyers in
B.C. graduated from the School.
One graduate is now President
of the University of New Brunswick and others are members
of the Provincial and Dominion
Legislatures. U.B.C. law graduates have established such a
" high reputation in the Departments of External Affairs, Justice, and Trade and Commerce
that there is now a steady demand for them by these branches of government.
The innate strength of a law
school is indicated by its library, the law students' laboratory. It is largely due to the
efforts  of former and present
members of the Faculty and
the generous support of many
members of the profession, that,
from a zero starting-point in
1945, the law library has been
built up to its present size
which makes it the largest student law library in Canada.
This serious student is preparing his Moot Case.
Photo—Kay Grig's
A Confusing Case
And Caustic Comment
"Zounds! I was never so bethumped with words!" (Wm.
Shakespeare).
DANIEL M'NAGHTEN'S  CASE  (1843)
The prisoner has been indicted for that he, on the 20th
day of January, 1843, at the parish of Saint Martin in the
Fields, in the country of Middlesex, and within the jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court, in and upon Edward
Drummond, feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice aforethought, did make an assault; and that the said Daniel
M'Naghten, a certain pistol of the value of 20s., loaded and
charged with gunpowder and a leaden bullet (which pistol he
in his right hand had and held) to, against and upon the said
Edward Drummond, feloniously, wilfully, and of his malice
aforethought, did shoot and discharge; and that the said Daniel
M'Naghten, with the leaden bullet aforesaid, out of the pistol
aforesaid, by force of the gunpowder, etc., the said Edward
Dnimmond, in and upon the back of him the said Edward
Drummond, feloniously, etc., did strike, penetrate and wound,
giving to the said Edward Drummond, in and upon the back
of the said Edward Drummond, one ■ mortal wound, et£., Of
which mortal wound the said E. Drummond languished until
25th of April and then died; and that by the means aforesaid,
he the prisoner did kill and murder the said Edward Drummond. The prisoner pleaded Not guilty.
•  Verdict, Not guilty, on the ground of insanity.
This priceless example of the ludicrous manner in which
legal lights disguise their meaning in verbiage, all the while
trying to make certain no loophole is open that the accused
may squirm out of,, is taken from a case illustrating Insanity
in the UBC Law school case book on criminal law. It would
appear that the modern day lawyer places so much importance
on precedent that to the present day, he is unwilling to make
much of a change in the wording of his documents. The defense
for this sort of wordiness is that without the assorted, party
of the first part, party of the second part, party of the third,
fourth, fifth, etc. parts; wheretofore, aforesaid, aforethought,
afortnight, ad infin-almost-itum phrases and qualifiers in common and repetitive usage, the meaning would become unclear.
This is taken to mean, of course, the meaning as divined by
the legal oracle, not the meaning us common slobs lost just
past the third or fourth comma.
The only difference to one's typewriter is that the comma
will be worn to the nub while the period becomes stiff and
rusted through inaction and unuse. But the difference it makes
to us, the uninitiated, is that we- submit to the monopoly of
the legal translation service* and suffer the high fees imposed
on lawyers by their desire to make money. As Charles Mack- -
lin says, "The law is a sort of hocus-pocus science, that smiles
in yer face while it picks yer pocket; arid the glorious un-'
certainty of it is of mair use to the professors than the justice
of it."
FEA1URES 0
THIS   WEE
Legal Fun...
"Law is whatever is boldly
asserted and plausibly maintained,'' says Aaron Burr, and
in the process of plausibly
maintaining the bold assertion
lawyers sometimes get caught
up in difficulties of the English language. In particular, defending your statements against
possible misinterpretion is a
chore with which the legal
world is constantly saddled.
Here   is   a   superb   example
which the LUS publication "Le
gal Notes" ran under the title
"ADMINISTRATIVE PROLIXITY".
"The Control of Tins, Cans,
Kegs, Drums, and Packaging
Pails No. 5 Order, 1942(a), as^
varied by the Control of Tins,
Cans, Kegs, Drums and Packaging Pails No. 6 Order, 1942
(b), the Control of Tins, Cans,
Kegs, Drums and Packaging
Pails No. 7 Order, 1942(c), the
Control   of  Tins,   Cans,   Kegs,
UBC MOOT COURT
Appeals Are
By PETE CRUIKSHANK (Ubyssey Features Writer)
What is that thing which bears the ponderous and awesome title of The Supreme Moot Court of the University of
British Columbia? Outside of the Law Faculty I think certain
romantic ideas have been attached to Moot Court as a place
where the would-be Clarence Darrows have some fun indulging in poignant appeals, table slapping, and caustic remarks
to -their opponents. But to hold such an idea is to do the law
students a great injustice. There is much more hard work
attached to Moot Court than histrionics.
In the first place Moot Court is a court of appeal. As such
it uses no jury. Cases are heard only by two judges who would
not be the least impressed by anjr display of theatrics. And as
an appeal court it has no interest in establishing the facts of
the case; that is the function of the lower court. The sole purpose of the Moot Court is to determine the correctness of the
decision of the lower court—the decision arrived at from the -
facts.
As the cases to be dealt with are real cases, and usually
civil rather than criminal, a question as to what the facts really
were does sometimes arise. Any question of fact is settled
arbitrarily by the Registrar of the Moot Court.
Neither is the Moot Court something which the law students participate in only if they feel so inclined. It is compulsory that every law student take part in at least one Moot
Court during the year. There is, however, no credit for doing
so. Participation is necessary so that the law students can put
into practice the law which they learn in class. This is the
primary function of the Moot Court.
A week after a case is originally set a notice of appeal is
due; and a week following this each of the two student lawyers
must present his factum. A factum is a statement of the various
issues to be argued and contains all the references in statute
law and common law that the student lawyer will cite. This
The Grand Moot, shown above, is the m&
THE      UBYSSEY
Thursday, November 26, 1959
loooaaoooooopooocoosoooosooPOoooooecoooppsoooQ
FACULTIES
-LAW
•.. And Games
ms and Packaging Pails No.
rder, 1942(d), and the Con-
of Tins, Cans, Kegs, Drums
Packaging Pails No. 9 Or-
1942(e), is hereby further
ed in the third schedule
eto by substituting for the
rence 2A therein the refer-
2A(i) and by deleting
efrom the reference 2B.
'his Order shall come into
3 on the 25th day of Aug-
1943, and may be cited as
the Control of Tins, Cans, Kegs,
Drums and Packaging Pails No.
10 Order 1943, and this Order
and the Control of Tins, Cans,
Kegs, Drums and Packaging
Pails Nos. 5-9 Orders, 1942,
may be • cited together as the
Control of Tins, Cans, Kegs,
Drums and Packaging Pails
Nos. 5-10 Order, 1942-3!"
It is not so amusing when
you think that this actually
happened somewhere, somehow.
Hard Work
essitates a great deal of work. The student lawyer must be
roughly familiar with the case and must search through
umerable law books in order to find those statutes and pre-
ents in common law that will uphold his position. These
;ums must be prepared in five copies.
The court itself is' made up of counsel for the appellant
counsel for the respondent, who are generally second or
4 year students. First year students rarely handle a case
themselves. However, first year students often act as junior
nsel, and the clerk of the court is always chosen from
>ng the first year students. The court is presided over by
i judges,- one of whom is a professor in the Faculty of Law
le the other is a practising lawyer.
Both the senior lawyers and the judges are robed, and the
rtroom atmosphere is intensified by the courtroom style
ch, present in most of the Law Building's lecture rooms.
A limit is necessarily imposed on the time each student
yer may take to present his case. The participants in a
'd year Moot are given twenty minutes in which to present
ir arguments; second year Mooters are allowed an extra
minutes for this purpose. Counsel for the appellant is given
minutes in which he may reply to the argument of his
onent.
The two judges, rather than actually judging the case, are
act judging the two senior student lawyers, the preparation
their factums, and the presentation of their cases. They
given a mark for each.
Thus it is not the decision which is of real importance,
rather the way in which each side presents its arguments,
s is the real importance.
For anyone who is interested in seeing a Moot Court in
lion, they are held at 7:30, Monday through Thursday even-
s, in the Law Building, and they are open to everyone. But
't go tonight, or even next week; they're finished until
;r Christmas. ^f
U.K., US. And B.C.
Law Schools
By JOHN M. FLACKETT
(Faculty of Law)
In the light of the contribution made by England and the
United States to the development of Canadian law, it may
be of interest to say a few
words about the approach to
legal education   in   these  two
countries. Although Canadian
law has relied heavily on English experience, the teaching
methods employed in . Canada
are, generally speaking, modeled on those which have been
perfected in the major American law schools.
The study of law in an Eng-
formal Moot Court of the year.
Photo—Bob Olsen
The LUS Mock Court sits in undignified session.
Photo—Ray Gtigg
Moot And Mock Too;
The Courts Are Busy
The Law Undergraduate Society has been very .helpful in -
preparing this issue of the Features Page, and to show our
appreciation, we intend to fill this space with some hints as
to its activities. Keep on reading, everyone, because you may
foe involved in a LUS function while at university, and it helps
to know what goes on in these lawyers' minds at times.
The most, shall we say, demonstrative facet of LUS activities, is the Mock Court pictured above. Besides getting together
three times to have this picture taken, the Court meets on
such occasions as Hazing and Blood Drives.
The decisions of this Tribunal, we have been told, are
not to be taken as model judgments based on age old principles of English Common Law. In fact, this Court is renowned
for its biased benches, unscrupulous bailiffs, and nonsensical
decisions. It is mock in every sense of the word, from farcical
to turtle soup, and—as more or less of a side point—lots of
fun as well.
But Lawmen are busy in other fields besides their Mock
and Moot courts. This year UBC hosted the third annual con- -
ference of the Western Federation of Law Students, with delegations coming from the Universities of Saskatchewan and
Alberta, Oct. 30 and 31. Student delegates and faculty members, some 50 in all, debated, discussed, dined and danced in
a festive air that may or may not'have been dampened by the
committee talks on Scholarships, Legal Publications, Law
School Curricula and Administration. The Convention, excuse
me, the word here is Conference, wound up with the annual
Law Informal, which seems to have been a dance of some sort.
With that wonderful transition, we can carry on to mention the other legal social events, namely the Law Stag' (like
any other, we're told, they don't talk shop) and the Law Ball,
a formal affair held in the Hotel Vancouver, in conjunction
with the Vancouver Bar Association.
But the Lawmen are keen. They do not restrict themselves
to moots, mocks, conferences, dances, stags, and running the
students' council (5 of 15 council members are in Law) they
also debate at noon, have speakers in to talk to them, and publish a Law Review which distributes more than 1000 copies,
each containing about 150 pages of legal articles, case comments
and humor, throughout the. province and to the major student
law libraries on the continent. This last project has become
rather highly regarded in the, legal world, and, even more
important, almost self-supporting through advertising and sale
of copies. The lawmen are quite proud of it.
So they keep themselves busy, and I hope the faculty/
when 'reading* this (if they do) will not feel too badly that-  ■
their charges have spare time in which to amuse themselves
with such games. For the prospective lawyers do spend a large .
portion of their time in the law library and at their work.
There is a good reason, they have a heavy course. Good luck!
lish university is but one of
many undergraduate dis
ciplines. This means therefore,
that the English law student is
younger than his North American counterpart (unless Her
Majesty has employed him for
the two years prior to university entrance). The tendency is
still to treat law as one of the
humanities and a considerable
percentage of students engaged
in legal study do not intend to
enter the profession after graduation. Law teaching rests
principally on the conventional
lecture method supplemented
by weekly tutorial classes involving close personal supervision by faculty members.
There is very little discussion
in class, most students being
content to take notes. An American professor once characterized his English student class
to me, as one of wide eyes and
closed mouths.
The atmosphere is markedly
different in any of the major
American law schools. Highly
selective entrance requirements
which make an undergraduate
degree a prerequisite," ensure a '
high standard. The law schools
evince a climate of professionalism which is unknown [in
England and probably not so
marked in Canada. Consistent
with tenets of American society
generally, the competitive spirit
is encouraged and strenuous efforts are made by the student
to reach the top twenty or so>
in each graduating year. The
financial rewards are considerable for the really successful
student.
The lecture method of teaching has been replaced by the
case system. The whole curriculum is taught in this way, the
teacher often acting- as the
chairman of a more or less free
for all discussion. Considerable,
strain is placed on the student
who must continually prepare
assigned cases to be dealt with
in each class.
The most impressive feature
of the curriculum is the breadth
of subject matter covered by
the often ambitious seminar
programmes. The tendency is
to bring to the attention of the
student the dynamic role which,
law plays in society as a whole,
and to acquaint him with related disciplines. •
: The Canadian law school in,
a sense has drawn from both
United States and English experience. This is reflected in
the U.B.C. law school which
has, over the years, compiled
a number of case-books which;
cover all the important subjects. Also all the current members of ihe full-time faculty
have at one time or another
studied in either England or
the United States. Prospects
for the future development of
the law and legal education in
this country are encouraging,
for as Canada evolves a culture
of its own, so will its law develop and an increasing need
will be felt for able lawyers
with a broad educational back-
. ground.
A QUOTABLE QUOTE
". : . dunce formerly signified- a learned man, but now
the signification is so much altered -that to call a lawyer a
dunce is actionable." (17th Century). PAGE SIX
THE    UBYSSEY
Thursday, November 26, 1959
FIVE-THIRTY CLUB
By  FRED  FLETCHER
"I think that the Musician's
Union have been quite generous," said Russ Brink at Mon-
day's-council meeting.
He was referring to the results
Of negotiations carried on by
council with the Musician's
Union.
As you know, this year's contract contains no changes.
Also, the union refused to give
any ground on the issue of standby bands.
However, they are considering
waiving them for sports functions. Or, if this fails they will
. alio wthe AMS to hire a small
union band to standby for a large
marching band.
Two points that are continually being overlooked in discussion
of this controversy back UP
Brink's statement.
The first is that the contract as it stands is quite
favorable.
For instance, the dispensation   allowing  union  musicians who  are members of
the   AMS  lo play   free   at
noon hour concerts is a very   ■
valuable saving.
The  union also allows AMS
to hire non-union musicians for
these events and to mix unipn
and non-union players" on occasion.
These are definite concessions
which no other organizations receive.
Secondly, we must remember that the union is looking
out for lh« interests of its
members - Just   as   council
looks after the interests of
AMS memjjers.
As :Dave   Edgar   said,   "the
standby bands are  like  tariffs
•n imported goods."
Therefore, much   as we  may
dislike the principle of standby
bands, we must admit that the
union is giving us a break—at
least relative to the deal that
ether concerns get.
*    *    *
That ole debbil Cinema 16.
It  was  reported  erroneously
here last week that Cinema 16
would   cease  to  operate as  of
then.
This statement was simply a
reflection of the council's ignorance on the subject. (Not your
reporter's, of course !!)
The Brock Co-ordinator, Russ
Brink, brought council (and me)
up to date Monday night.
< Apparently, the group, headed
by John Mercer and Dick Drysdale, have been sponsored by
AMS constituted clubs in recent
weeks.
They have been arranging
bookings under the names of
these other organizations.
It was decided that, while this
seems to > be legal, other clubs
should be discouraged from sponsoring the films.
It was felt that if Cinema 16
wished to operate under another
club it should be filmsoc.
Brink reported that he had
been informed that Drysdale
was going to' try to make such
an arrangement for the new
year.
Filmsoc told your reported
yesterday that they had not been
approached as yet.
Indications were, however,
that at least two members of
filmsoc executive would support
such a move.
It sez here that jt would be 3
good thing for the campus if
such an arrangement could $e
arrived at.
* *     *
Last week E)ropk Management
committee received a complain^,
from Marilyn Bernard, council,
PRO and Patti .Barling, jirej^y
of AWS, "re unsightly wall .facing the long - suffering .inhabitants of the Council office."
The committee's replay wag .as
follows: "That paint and brushes
be obtained for the unpainted
area in the Council Office bu| i»
the meantime it is suggested that
Councillors Darling and 1|e»rt»w$
turn their desks around!",
Who gets to wield those
brushes, I wonder?
* ' '*     *' :'."..
KOUNCIL KWIKIES
Council is thinking, of giving
honorary lifetime AMS memberships to deserving people at the
Spring General Meeting.
B.C. Government asking AMS
permission to distribute Gov't
News publication on campus. ...=
Matter referred to Co-ordinator who will makgvit responsi-
bility ©f Socred Club.
Card players take note. Council is extremely annoyed at the
chronically untidy (or, more accurately, filthy) condition of the
card room.
Action may be forthcoming.
NFCU§ has placed Paul Haaell
in charge of their CNIB concert.
Arrangements are under way.
Brock Management has broken down and given the Ubyssey
two more typewriters and two
filing cabinets.
Thunder was installed as AMS
mascot for this year following
a solemn, speech by Ubyssey
Editor Kerry White proposing
the idea.
Treasurer Dave Edgar objected saying: "I know a beagle that
would simply love the job."
However, he finally voted for
the motion.
HEADS UP, CHAPS!
' Do not play a selfish game — that is, do not be in too
great a hurry to make your own arches. You may often
do more service to your side by going back or lying by
to help a friend, than by running your own ball through
half a dozen arches. Remember, you can not win the
game by your own ball alone.
Do not hesitate, either, when you can do real injury
to your opponents, to abandon your own game in order
to go down and break up theirs.
> When two or more balls are in friendly proximity,,
rush down-and break up their union at all hazards, for
such a gathering always denotes mischief ahead.
Never try a difficult stroke, however brilliant, when
circumstances do not imperatively demand it.
It is the safe game that wins.
—Excerpt fra»:0ffieiai Rules for Croquet
Commission Needs Student
Participation And Ideas
By Ubyssey Staff Reporter DEREK ALLEN
Democracy, communism and rule of, by and for campus
clubs are some of the methods of student government which
have been or will be presented to the Haskins Commission.
Many more conceptions, or^
variations on ideas already suggested, are not only welcome
but necessary. This Commission
needs student participation and
ideas to operate, and response
has been rather slow.
-' If you have any hopes or vi-
sons for the future, please contact any commisspn member, or
write a letter to this column in
CAMPUS
NOTICES
Graduating class elections for
1958-00 will be held Tuesday.
Voting will be by preferential
ballot and all members of |he
I860 spring .class, are eligible to
run. ,
Position^ open are President,
Viea-Presidgnt, ^Secretary, Treasurer, and Social Convener.
Nominations must be handed
in by 12:^ tpd^y ,#t 'the AMS
•offlee.
■ Candidates. a x\,$ campaign
managers. are; required tp attend
a meeting there. ;at that time.
Seconders must present their
candidate's platform to the Edi-,
tor- of , the Ubyssey not; later
than l;6s p.ra\ today  , r
Seconders and candidates wilj
speak, at a general meeting Monday m Buchanan 100:
Polling booths will joe set up
at the Bus Stop, the Quad, the
Brock, an<} the Buchanan.
University of British Cohim-
bia Fine Arts Gallery will reopen Tuesday, Nov. 24, with an
exhibition on the art of printing.
The show will continue until
Bee. 19 and will include the
18th annual Western Books exhibition a n d displays of
typography, European posters
and Chinese wood block prints.
Viewing hours are 10:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Safe
urdays and ? to 9 p.m. Tuesdays.
It is hoped that certain con-
noissieurs of painting will not
attend this exhibition.
The Office of the Commissioner
for the West Indies, British Guiana and British Honduras has
announced that the Trinidad
Government is inviting applications for scholarships from Trini-
dadian and Tobagonian students.
Scholarships are being offered
in the following fields:
Engineering, Forestry, Dietetics and Nutrition, Horticulture,
Economics, Commerce, Biochemistry, Radiography, Physiotherapy, Dentistry, Social Work, and
teaching courses specializing in
Spanish, Geography, Physical
Education, Mathematics, Physics,
Chemistry and Commerce.
Applications must be received
not later than Nov. 26.
For further particulars, consult University Bulletin Boards
or contact officers of the West
Indian Students' Society.
NUBWUP^l
OTU
GRASS HOCKEY
The UBC grass hockey field
will be the. scene of a fierce
battle tomorrow noon as the
UBC Mens' Grass Hockey team
clash with a team from the University of California.
Corpses will not be embalmed
unless requested. n
the Ubyssey and I will see that
your ideas are passed on. Briefs
are hoped for, but if you cannot
go that far, do not hang back. It
is ideas that count, and whether
the Commission gets them in formal presentation or in private
conversation does not matter.
In its inaugural session last
Thursday, the Commission received a brief from Paul Hazell
advocating a form of student assembly to replace the Fall General Meeting; an assembly which
would meet monthly in the
Brock Lounge in a session at
which the spectators' gallery
would be open and welcoming.
His main purpose in presenting
the brief, he said, was to improve
pommunications between the
council and the students.
There was a very active discussion following Hazell's speech
with questions coming from commission members and the spectators (only six, including this reporter).
The only point in Hazell's plan
that came under general attack
$ras the inclusion of some special
groups in his assembly, and the
distribution of votes in that body.
He wants two representatives,
■each with a single vote, from
each undergraduate body on
campus, and the Frosh. But he
also gave two votes to NFCES,
WUSC,    the Academic    Sympo
sium, and the High School Conference Committee, as well as
one vote to Leadership Conference, Frosh Retreat, the College.
Shop, and Radsoc. This was attacked as being discriminatory
towards the larger faculties, and
as giving unnecessary votes to
the non-faculty groups. Hazell
agreed in discussion that it
would be better to give this latter group non-voting seats in the
assembly.
There was some discussion also
as to giving votes to the different faculites in proportion to the
number of students registered
therein, though all agreed that
there should be no more than
two representatives from each
group in the assembly, no matter
how many votes different delegations controlled.
Though the Commission is
drawing no conclusions from
these briefs as yet, it became obvious that the members were not
sympathetic to the Fall General
meeting. Typical comments —
"an expensive ananchromism,"
"useless," "it has failed"—indicated that this institution, whose
abolishment has been advocated
in earlier studies, will again
come under attack. Anybody
with strong views for or against
this or other measures concerning the Commission is very welcome to drop a letter addressed
to this column into the puf offices.
The group will not meet today,
and resumes its sittings after
Christmas.
Moon Shines Bright
On Little Redshirt
A hiker recently lost in
the woods on the North
Shore makes this item from
the firunswickan, the paper
of the University of New
Brunswick, especially timely.
FREDERICTON, N.B. (CUP)
—"I had to learn an awful lot
•in a hurry about the woods"—
that's the way Floyd Toole sums
up his means of survival after
a two and one-half day struggle
against the cold and wet of late
New Brunswick autumn.
Toole, fifth year Electrical
Engineering student, became lost
in dense woods Wednesday after
separating from a companion
while hunting in the Napadogan
area of the province. For the
next two and one-half days, it
was a matter of attempting to
keep warm, dry, and alive.
How does one survive against
60 hours of alternate rain and
sub-freezing temperatures? In
Floyd Toole's case it was apparently a matter of resourcefulness
and coolness. "I didn't panic and
tried to remain as cheerful as
possible, whistling and humming
all the time."
Toole's food during the time
he became lost on Wednesday
and his location on Friday included raw squirrel and rabbit
meat. Although he did have two
remaining matches, after the
rain began early Thursday afternoon, everything in the woods
was much to wet to kindle a fire.
So it was raw food or none at
all. He remained dry until late
Thursday simply by tying cedar
branches over his clothes. This
worked for a time but the continuing downpour finally soaked
through his clothes. He fell
asleep in the early evening While
the rain continued and then
awoke later on to find the mOon
shining brightly and everything
glittering with frost. "From then
on I knew I couldn't let myself
fall alsleep again but rather had
to keep moving in order to ward
off frostbite."
And keep moving he did until
his eventual discovery at 3:30
the following afternoon. "It was
a wonderful feeling to see all
those red jackets of my fellow
students when I came out of that
woods," recalls Floyd. It made
me realize just what kind of
friends I've made here."
EWm DA YS TIL CAROLS
The University Choir directed
by Robert Morris will present
its first concert 12:30 p.m. Dec.
4 in the Auditorium.
The program will consist of
Christmas selections.
The choir will open the program with a group of Renaissance  choral pieces  which   in
clude works by Palestrina anel
Jacob Handel.
The Magnificat by Charles T.
Pachelbel will be presented by
the choir assisted by, the University String Ensemble, ,
Traditional carols will end th«
programme.
WW 'Thursday, November 26, 1959
THIE     UB YS SE Y
PAGE SEVliN
CUP Head^Surveys
Russian Education
Canadian University Press president Douglas Parkinson
spent last summer touring eastern Europe with the NFCUS.
Here is his report on Russian education:
Since the advent of sputnik
there has been a growing fear
that Kruschchev may try to
"bury" us under an avalanche
of textbooks.
The recent visit of the vice-
president of the Students' Council of the USSR did nothing to
alleviate this.
Short, friendly, and sharp wit-
ted, Igor Biriukov calmly warned a special assembly of Saskatchewan University students that
his countrymen are trying to
make the Soviet Union, "the
most educated, and richest country in the world."
Biriukov was the first Russian
student representative to visit
Canada, and while he managed
to visit universities in Montreal,
Toronto, London and Ottawa, his
main purpose was to attend the
recent NFCUS congress in Saskatoon.
The 33-year-old vice-president
spoke with obvious zeal, "We
are going to overtake the United
States, and when we say this we
are quite right, for we do this
for the betterment of our country, and of the world."
His calm assertion that the Soviet system will eventually be
the superior one does not stem
entirely from the fact that he
is in the higher echelon -of student life. The Soviet education
system has made great strides,
and is at this moment undergoing further revisions.
SCIENTISTS   IMPORTANT
This" is an age in which scientists are deemed to be of paramount importance, and the Soviet Union appears to be outstripping us in the number, and
perhaps even quality, of scientists graduating from its 800 universities and institutes each
year; some 90,000 engineers a
year compared to 30,000 in the
United States, and 2,100 in Canada last year.
Hard on the heels of tangible
Soviet success in science came
the North American movement
for education reform. But no
sooner had a frustrated public
cried for regeneration — with
an eye to the Soviet system —
than Khrushchov began to
change his own system, claiming it to be inadequate.
Following the twentieth party
congress in 1956 education was
revised in the Soviet Union. A
certain number of hours .a week
were set aside for students in
the last three years of the ten-
year schools so that they might
receive practical training in agriculture and industry. Compulsory ten-year schools located
in the larger cities — providing
combined lower and secondary
education — taught the students
they were ready for university
at 17 or 18. Compulsory eight-
year schools — formerly seven-
year schools — were restricted
to smaller towns and villages.
In 1957 this plan was broadened on an experimentally basis
so students could spend three
days in agriculture or industry,
specializing in their particular
interests. The ten-year school
education was then extended by
one year furnishing the student
with a three-year labor-polytech-
nical or labor-vocational education. Apparently the results
proved satisfactory. Soon all
schools will be run on this eleven-year basis.
MORE   SPECIFIC
Polytechnical schools provide
a very general branch of studfes
after the eighth year, whereas
vocation schools are more specific and delve deeper into technical aspects of such subjects as
industrial sculpturing. Graduates of either school may enter
university or institutes which
are on the same level.
At one stage of this revision
all students—without exception
—were required to indulge in
some form of manual labor for
a set period, after completing
the eight-year school. Protests
made by the students ,and parents—some of wihom were influential — caused modification
of this step, so that the system
of eleven-year schools was maintained with the final three years
split between class and practical
application in industrial and agricultural subjects.
Student Christians
Gather At Christmas
Students from Canada and the U.S.A. will be gathering
in Athens, Ohio during the Christmas holidays to undertake the
study of problems of the church mission in the world" today.
The conference will last from
Dec. 27th until Jan. 2nd. It will
be led by Bishop Newbigin of
the Church of South India; Martin Luther King, who has been
a leader in the fight against intolerance in the South; and D.T.
Niles of Ceylon, the chairman of
the W.S.C.F.
In preparation for this conference, the Student Christian
Movement is planning a study
group.
Student of different races,
creeds, and nationalities are invited.
Critics of the Church are particularly welcome.
Students interested are asked
to contact the Student Christian
Movement in Hut L-5.
Participation in the study
group does not commit one to
attending the Athens conference
but it is prerequisite to it.
UBC Extension
Council Formed
A must for first year Art
students is the showing of
"Anna Christie" starring
Greta Garbo as Anna. Filmsoc will show the film Monday at 3:30 p.m., 6 p.m. and
10 p.m. Supporting actors
are Charles Bickford and
Marie Dressier.
ROMANOFF and JULIET
Please order your stage
photos now at Players' Club
FRANZ
THE PHOTOGRAPHER
MATZ & WOZNY
548 Howe St.      MU 3-4715
Special to Students
$2Ot.0O and up
PURE WOOL SLACKS
Married Accommodation
in Acadia available for undergraduate students, all years.
Call at Housing Office
Rm. 205-A, Physics Building
A. R. BAIRD
Housing Administrator.
CLASSIFIED
APPLICATIONS are being received for manager of the Fort
Camp Canteen. Candidates must
be married and have accounting
experience in double entry. Contact Lee Plotnikoff, AL. 1270-L
RIDE needed. Fridays only to
downtown Vancouver after 3:30.
Please call Mike at RE. 1-6349.
LOST—A tan overcoat in
engineering building Rm. 301.
Finder please bring to EUS lost
anf dound.
LOST—Men's ring, birthstone,
in vicinity of Aggie Field. Phone
John AM. 6-8289.
FOR SALE — 1951 Austin.
Good condition, tested. $150 cash.
Phone John AM. tl-8289 eves.
TWO male students require
transportation to Los Angeles at
Christmas. Prepared to share
driving. Call Peter, ALma 3298.
FOR SALE—One pair of slalom skiis, 7', all hickory, steel
edges, plastic bottom. Only $32.
Phone RE. 1-6460 after 6 p.m.
LOST—A brown zipper loose-
leaf. It was taken from the
women's washroom in the library
on Monday, Nov. 23. Phone YU.
8-2692.
FAMILY Crest Ring, gold—
lost on campus. Phone AM.
6-9286.
FOUND—Lady's gold watch
at players club fall play, Friday
13 Nov. phone Colin at AL.
1511 or AL. 1996.
RIDE urgently wanted to
U.B.C. from 1861 West 3rd,
phone RE. 1-1250.
LOST—Fraternity pin (Alpha
Delta Phi) Name on back. Phone
Ken'Dawison AL.   4577-R.
FOR SALE '37 Dodge Coupe,
A-l shape radio and heater. City
tested. RE. 3-8870.
APPLICATIONS are being received for manager of the Fort
Camp Canteen. Candidates must
be married and have accounting
experience in double entry. Contact Lee Plotnikoff. AL. 1270-L.
FOR Sale: 1956 M.G.A., good
condition, radio, heater, REgent
8-4494.
STOLEN—rust raincoat and
umbrella. Phone AL. 0844-L.
WILL the person who removed
a blue full length winter coat
from the women's cloakroom in
the library basement please return it there or ring Vivian
Palmer. AL. 1577-R.
LOST: Brown, beige reversible    ladies    raincoat.    Taken
• The University of B.C. has
formed a Council on University |
Extension to provide a closer
relationship between the Uni-
versity and communities
throughout the province.
Announcement of the formation of the Council was made by
Dr. John Friesen, head of the
University's Extension Department, in his biennial report.
Dr. Friesen said the functions
of the Council wjould be to advise the UBC extension department on province^ide services,
education for pfofesMbnal and
community leadership, the use
of mass media, community" development, and provision for
more adequate conference facilities for adults.
The Council is composed of
17 persons from various B.C.
communities.
In the introduction to his report, Dr. Friesen says the
growth of the province and the
nation is entirely* dependent on
the educational effort we are
prepared to invest.
"Education,"  he  says, "i§ in
separably linked with resource
development." I
A state-supported university
assumes a responsibility for the
continuing education of the
adult population as a whole, the
report continues.
The social and economic needs
of those who produce the national product often require the
advice and guidance that orfly
higher education can give.
Chem. 150 Wed., Nov. Iff. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of
this coat please contact B. A.
Backstrom at AL. 9871.
PRINCE George and Quesnel
students round trip $16.95 (bus)
at Xmas. Contact T. Fleming
RE. 3-7165 of K. Carling RE.
3-1583.
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THE     UBYSSEY
Thursday, November 26, 1959
'tween classes
1      (Continued from page 3)
team from California today.
Practice for all Blues, Golds and
Pedagogues as usual.
* *     *
VOC
Ski equipment meeting in Bu.
204 Thursday noon.
* *     *
PLAYERS CLUB
English 100 students hear "The
Playboy of the Western World"
read today noon in the Auditorium. Admission 25c.
* *     *
RAMBLERS
Meeting of the Executive,
Junior Executive and Team will
be  held today   at 1:30  p.m.   in
clubroom. A general meeting
will be held tomorrow at 12:30
p.m. in Bu. 204.
* *     *
DANCE CLUB
This Wednesday, Thursday and
Friday the noon hour instruction
will be on Waltz only. All old
work revised and lots of new
steps.
* *     *
BIOLOGY CLUB
Several films will be presented
at noon on Friday, Nov. 27 in
Biological-Sciences 2000. Everyone welcome. No admission.
* *     *
CCF
Discussion group on "Bill 43"
Friday, Nov. 27 noon in Room
363 Brock Extension.
Greeks Claim Case
Against Panhellenic
TORONTO CUP)—Two Greek citizens claim they intend
to move for suit of the Panhellenic organization.
' The two, who are visiting
^Toronto, said they have contacted the Greek Embassy for advice
in the matter. They said "Pahr
Hellenic" means "All-Greek"
and after discrimination against
TJ of T coed Barbara Arrington,
the use of the name is a misnomer.
They said the Panhellenic is
•alien to Greece."
The pair, who refused to release their names, said the Embassy had advised them a similar
case has already occurred in
^Toronto.
The Embassy, they said, told
them that several years ago the
Faculty of Pharmacy used a flag
with a white cross on a red field.
The Swiss Embassy forced a
change in the banner since it
was too close to the Swiss national flag.
The   pair   said   they   plan   to
TYPING
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AL 3682
CINEMA - 16
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WOZZECK
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12:40    -    Bu 106    -    50<
Great-West Life
Appointment
K. COLE, C.L.U.
• The Great-West Life Assurance Company has announced
that Sidney K. Cole, C.L.U., has
rejoined the Company as a representative in Vancouver.
He has resumed his former association with the Company in
order to provide expanded facilities and service to his many
policy holders and clients.
Mr. Cole's office will be located at 1101 West Georgia St.,
Vancouver 5. Telephone: Mutual
5-0421	
bring their Panhellenic grievance before the university Caput,
and then consider acting through
a lawyer.
Membership
In Evergreen
Little Use
Membership in the Evergreen
Conference of student .governments would be of little use to
UBC, reported two delegates
Monday night.
Council members Dave Edgar
and John Madden had attended
a meeting of this group at Cheney, Washington last weekend.
They felt that UBC could gain
little from joining this association of small colleges.
However, Madden noted, if
the conference goes through with
a proposal to join the U.S. National Students Union, membership would then be beneficial.
"This could provide a wealth
of information," he said.
UBC will be installed in Evergreen in the spring unless council
decides to withdraw before that
time.
SECONDARY INDUSTRY
WILL BE BACKBONE
OF B.C  S FUTURE
The future indusrial development of B.C. is in the slowly-developing secondary industries,
according to C. Ingram, director
of Western Development and
Power, Ltd.
Also important is the periodical development stemming from
finding of new natural resources
he told the Society for Advancement of Management Tuesday.
Ingram gave a brief outline
of the industrial development of
B.C. over the last 100 years.
B.C.'s industrial development
started with the gold rush of
1858. Lumbering and fishing industries came shortly afterward
and by the 1890's several secondary industries had been established.
By 1908 an industrial centre
of 100,000 had been formed
around Vancouver.
In the years 1908 to 1939 there
was little industrial development
except for a land boom in the
Lower Mainland.
An increased number of
skilled tradesmen and the migration of ex-servicemen to the
province after World War II increased the scope for service and
secondary industries.
Ingram went on to explain
the purpose of his company,
Western Development and Power
Limited.
He said it was a medium for
conducting studies on new power
projects and one of a group of
companies for the furtherance of
industrial development throughout the province.
"We  work   on   the   principle
FOR SALE
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Phone RE 1-2303; or Buchanan   Building.   Room   259.
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• U.B.C. COPPERWARE
COASTERS, PLAQUES
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WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY - 12:30-2:30
Closing Friday, December 4
OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE A.M.S.
that what is good for the province is good for the Lower Mainland," he said.
Western has done an industrial
site survey of the Lower Mainland, some industrial land assemblies, participated financially
in some ventures and done
studies as to new industry possibilities.
He displayed an industrial development balance sheet listing
the assets and liabilities to be
considered by new industries.
On the assets side were:
Natural Resources: Timber,
minerals, fish, natural gas and
oil, an- ample supply of electric
power and a good water supply.
Tidewater: . Some industries
need to be accessible to sea-going
ships.
Rapid Population Growth:
B.C.'s population growth is the
highest in Canada.
High Per Capita Purchasing
Power: B.C.'s is the highest in
Canada.
High Freight Rates: These provide protection from industries
in other parts of the country.
Adequate Labor: Spurred by
a favorable climate and a government favoring free enterprise
on all levels.
Listed as liabilities were:
A Relatively Small Population:
Although our population is rapidly growing it is still too small
to support a lot of industry.
High Labor Costs and Labor
Unrest.
High Freight Rates to major
markets.
Relatively High Land Costs:
Because of o u r topographical
position industrial land is at a
premium.
Ingram pointed out that, once
the population warrents it,
branches of secondary industries
in the east will be opened in B.C.
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MU 1-3311
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RE 3-0508
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price $16.95—at
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