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12:30 P.M.
8:30 P.M.
No. 58
Parliament Acclaimed In US
ENGINEERS HAVE ORGANIZED an extensive campaign to increase the membership
to the Students' Council, the extra member to be elected by the Engineers. They will
present an amendment to the AMS constitution at the Spring General Meeting. Officials
of the EUS are urging all Engineers to turn out for the meeting to support the amendment. There are enough Engineers enrolled this year to ensure the passing of the
amendment. —photo by Mike Sone
Evergreen Confab
Campus Politics
Discussed Today
UBC hosts the annual Spring Evergreen Conference this
   ~, weekend from March 6 to 8.
All clubs that have Open
House display budgets are
reminded that their receipts and bills must be in
and their accounts closed
by Friday, March 7. The
Open House office is open
daily from 12 noon to 1.30
U.N. Presents
Final  Asian
I The president of thc Confer-
j ence, Gale Benoit, and the secretary-treasurer, Tom Innes, are
s already on campus to confer
with Ben Trevino, the vice-president. Benoit is from Gonzaga
College and Innes attends the
Eastern Washington College of
A scheduled discussion on the
responsibilities   of   the   student
he student, body
"How  should   the  West  give
economic aid to Asia?" will be
the  topic of a  panel discussion I government to
Friday noon in Arts 100. This is [ (Continued on Page 7)
the last  in  the United Nation's j        EVERGREEN    CONFAB
Club   scries   "Asia  -—  A   Giant j " ■■
in Turmoil,"
Prof. John J. Deutsch, head
of lhe Dept, of Economics and
Political Science will discuss
present Western policies in economic aid. Dr. Ronimois of the
Dept of Slavonic Studies will
discuss the effect of Soviet aid
on Western policies, Mr. Anand
Prakasl. Indian graduate studios
in Fisheries will present the
view point of the recipient nations.
Monday's Ubyssey stated
that UCC honorary award
winner Jack Giles was no
longer of a political party.
This should be corrected.
He is a member of the Conservative Club and has
been a member .since September, He won his award
for leadership in the Debat-
i n g and Parliamentary
Council groups.
Noon: Last
In Debate
At noon today in the Buchanan Building, Room 106, the
Debating Union will have the
' last of fifteen open debates to
] show visitors from American
' colleges hero for the Evergreen
i Conference a stylo of debate un-
] practiced in the United States.
I The topic is: "Resolved that
; the United States cannot be
j trusted to lead tho Western
1 World."
The purpose of this topic is to
question the actions of. the U.S.
Government in international
matters; to show how, where,
and why they have failed, and
how the Western World can v.o
(Continued on Page 7)
Possible Six Month
Tour Mentioned
A six month tour of the United States could be the result
of the recent journey of 100 UBC students to the University of
Washington to stage a Model Parliament.
An  official   of  the  American*—   """"
university has expressed intentions of contacting Dean Andrew and the Ford Foundation
of America on the possibility of
such a trip, which would demonstrate to the American students
the operation of the Canadian
Full coverage was given by
the Seattle press, radio, and television, to the Parliament, which
was) presented Monday afternoon.
"Grand," "colorful," was how
Tho Seattle Times and Post Intelligence, described the event.
The group left Vancouver at
9:30 a.m. Monday morning, and
arrived at the University Student
Union Building at 2:45; 15 minutes before they were scheduled
to appear.
Border officials delayed the
two busloads at the American
border while they went through
all the luggage and inspected
the buses,
Jean Pierre Fortier, Eng. IV,
was Governor General for the
session, and delivered the speech
from the throne in both English
and French.
He was preceded in the processional by representatives from
the armed services and six Supreme Court Judges. An RCMP
officer, standing behind the
throne, was thought by some of
the audience to be a cardboard
The Conservative Government, led by Prime Minister
Brian Smith, asked the House
to consider policies for developing the northland of Canada,
for encouraging wider Canadian
participation in foreign affairs,
and for creating new trade markets with Australia, South America, and China.
Two amendments were proposed by the Liberals and CCF
i but   both   were   defeated.   The
| speech itself was passed 34-32..
with thc Conservatives and So-
j creds voting for it. and the Lib-
| erals,  CCF,  and LPP members
| opposing,   Four   CCF   members   WJ. Sociolo„v     Speakers:  Miss
(were absent from the House at   K   Banov> Messrs, Douglas Sea-
A New York Christian Scientist, will address UBC students today at noon in Physics 201 on the topic:—
"Christian Science, the Answer to Mankind's Need For
Tween Classes
Jazzsoc Concert
Noon, Auditorium
JAZZSOC is pleased to present its It-piece All-Star Band
in a concert today at noon in
the Auditorium. This is the
Bands final appearance of the
year, so don't miss it.
if.      if.      if.
WUS Fashion Flair today at
12.30 and again at 8 p.m, Louise
Van Allen is commentating, to
be held in Brock Hall. Tickets
50c at noon and 75c at night.
Door prizes,
if.       if.      if.
USC   —   Special,   brief,   USC
meeting   today   at   noon,   Men's
Club Room.    Society Presidents
and USC  Reps,    Please  attend.
if*       #       if*
the time of the vote
| The government, introduced a ;
I bill for tiie development of elec-;
| trie power on the Canadian side i
i of the Columbia River system, 1
i and for the diversion of the
i Fraser River.
I The CCF, called the bill in-
i adequate, labelling' it a "give-
j away scheme.''
The Liberals  feared  "hat   the
1 move would  damage Canadian-
iContinued on  Page 7)
ly and Milton Philip at Arts 10fi
at noon.    There will  also  be  a
short, general meeting,
if,       if,      if.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Organization invites all to hoar a lecture by Louise S. Karpen of
New York City, entitled: "Christian Science: the Answer To
Mankind's Need For Security,"
Today at noon in Physics 201.
Continued on Page 7)
See   'TWEEN   CLASSES Page 2
Thursday, March 6, 1958
Authorized as second class mail.  Post Office Department,
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 publication of all letters
Managing Editor _. -.-. - David Robertson
News Editor _  Barbara Bourne
CUP Editor Laurie Parker
Advertising Manager  - Bill Miles
Reporters and Desk:—John Wrinch,   Jim   Taylor,   Mary
Wilkins,   Rupert   Buchanan,  Lois Boulding, Babulal Ram-
logan, Audrey Ede.
. _t. . —.■•«■__—— ■
Responsible Government
Two major recommendations will come before the students
at a General Meeting March 13th.
They are: 1) to remove the Women's Undergraduate Societies Committee Chairman from Students' Council and place
the position on Undergraduates Societies Committee; and 2)
to abolish the general meetings as now constituted and in their
place substitute a representative form of general meetings.
The first of these has already caused considerable controversy. The two opposing arguments appear on this page
The second of these, a proposal to change the structure
of student government, needs a good deal of study on the part
of students.
The representative meeting would have the same powers
as the present general meeting and would meet at least as
often as the general meeting. The difference would lay in
the fact that all representatives would be elected by fellow
members of Undergraduate Societies and other interest groups
on campus (according to size of society and importance of
group). They would therefore be both responsible to students
and obliged to attend meetings.
This is not an attempt to abolish general meetings, but
rather an attempt to make general meetings effective and
representative of student opinion.
The representative meeting could not be "packed" as
present meetings often are.
Nor could it continue without a quorum; and it is unlikely that quorums could not be achieved if elections for
representatives were to occur and be successful.
The chief problem connected with the proposal is that
of electing representatives. How candidates would campaign
and whether they could be truly representative of their group
(particularly in the case of Freshmen) is a question that students will have to consider and judge upon.
However, the problem is not as great as might appear.
Integrated groups such as the Engineers, Foresters, and Lawyers, would have little difficulty conducting successful campaigns and elections. The new Arts building should eliminate
many of the problems previously connected with Artsmen and
their organization.
Tho recommendation For a representative government,
even with the problem of elections, is a vast improvement on
previous suggestions including that of abolishing general
meetings altogether.
It is the most feasible project with which a Council has
yet approached a student body in regard to the student form of
Should WUS Stay  On Council?
- Yes, Says WUS
Dance Pictures
Kdiior, The Ubyssey,
Dear  Madam:
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very generously given space in
Iho Field House to publicise
the  act i vil ies   for  I his   vv eck.
campus who might have taken
pholographs, lo rot urn them to
me in lhe Arl Gallery.
Yours faithfully.
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USC recommended to Students' Council that the position
of the WUS be transferred
from Council to USC. The
driving shaft of reason behind
this recommendation is that
women have not a right to a
seat on council.
This argument is bolstered
by the suggestion that a particular group on campus having specific representation is
undemocratic. The only conclusion a thinking person making such a suggestion is not
aware of the true nature of
One of the basic principles
of democracy is the protection
of the minority groups and on
this campus, women fall into
that category. If women were
not represented on council by
an individual elected solely by
them, then it is quite conceivable by the operation of majority rule that all councillors,
excluding athletics, would be
representatives of men.
The claim of WUS to a seat
on council is not an empty one.
For 41 years such a seat has
existed and the results of such
representation have been
The activities of the organization include not only those
directed to benefitting women,
but also activities that are for
the benefit of the student body
as a whole.  '
The record of women's participation is as good, if not better than campus participation
in student affairs. The previous requirement for a quorum
was 150 girls. This was raised
to 15% of the women which is
equivalent to other groups.
- No, Says USC
Chairman, USC
The USC is composed o!
people representing everyone
on this campus. These people
are capable and intelligent enough to be elected by their
faculties. In light of this, and
in light of the fact that the
issue was debated for 5 weeks,
it can be seen that the motion
was not tendered without due
consideration by a responsible
group. Secondly, it is important to notice, that every group
ending in U.S. is sitting on
USC with the exception of
WUS. This points out one of
the strongest reasons why they
should be represented on USC
rather than on Students' Council.
WUS as the name implies
has the same general purposes
and function as any other undergrad society. It is the duty
of tire WUS president to coordinate these functions and
represent her undergrad society — identical duties to the
president of any other society
now on USC. Yet the president of WUS, elected by women only, sits on Students'
Every week at council meetings she lolls the other council
members,  (who,  vvith   the  log
ical exception of athletics, are
elected by ALL the students
on campus) that WUS is holding a tea for the frosh girls, or
that a speaker will address the
campus wives club on the subject of cosmetics.
The same situation would
exist if the engineers told
council they had found a new
strain formula, or the Aggies
sat on council keeping council
informed of the progress of
their new bull. It should be
obvious that the WUS president should represent, on USC
not on Council, and conduct
her duties in the society as
other presidents do.
To say that women's rights
will suffer is ridiculous. Women have held full suffrage
for some time. Both women
and men have the right to run
for and be elected to council
USC does not want to abolish WUS by any means. The
USC floes not say that WUS's
function is any less important
than olher undergrad societies.
They arc simply pointing out,
that thc place for interest
groups elected by a minority
to represent them, is not on
Sludents' Council but on USC
along   with   other  societies  on
The name, Women's Undergraduate Society is perhaps a
misnomer. It represents all
women's groups, Phrateres,
Residences, Pan Hellenic, as
well as the faculties. Under
the representatives on USC
who are peculiar to individual
faculties, women are common
to all faculties and have characteristics peculiar only to
The Students' Council exists
to give the students responsible and representative government. Any move to make
the council less representative
makes it less responsible to the
students. With full representation, UBC Student Government will remain vigorous and
continue to provide thi£ campus with the leadership it
needs and deserves.
campus. This opinion is shared  by both  women  and  men.
The motion was carried by
over an 80% majority of USC
and two-thirds majority of
Students' Council.
It is also hoped, that WUS,
which in the past has claimed
to represent upwards of 2000
women, will raise its quorum
(for general meetings that elect
the executive) a little higher
than 150,
In conclusion, if WUS is so
concerned about keeping their
president on council — look at
the results of the recent AMS
On the first slate, which was
just a normal election with no
contentious issues, 4000 out of
8900 students voted. Yet, on
the second slate, WUS could
only get 811 women to vote
out of 2450.
Last year 796 women voted
out of 2107, So the female
enrollment increased by 343,
yet only 15 more women voted
— and the issue before WUS
is the largest they have ever
If WUS is so representative,
so concerned about women's
rights, so interested in having
a seat on council, how is it
they could not get at least
2000 women to vote for their
be raled as UBC's finest sludenl president in recenl .vears.
The most fabulous thing
about it is lhal., although lie
has been on council for two
years, he is still a helluva nice
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sludents. Cecil had a tendency to wilb.draw and a few suggest ions were offered. These
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No. 58
1928 VERSUS 1958 sums up the above picture and certainly points up the world of
difference between the chemise of the'20's and the current version of this revival. Betty
Co-ed of the 20's (left) is a very different looking figure from her 1958 counterpart (right)
who is wearing the currently popular middy look in one of the trim crease-resistant
blends of orlon and wool. (Courtesy of The Vancouver Province)
Ivy Blazer Smart, Dressy
Spring Highlights
Classic Simplicity
(Vancouver Province Fashion Editor)
Here are some leaves from my spring memo pad on how
students can make the most of their fashion dollar in 1958.
Although the chemise, in endless variations, is the freshest fashion look in a decade it by no means monopolizes the
whole style scene.
(Vancouver   Sun   Men's
Fashions Editor)
At the risk of being drummed out of my old regiment,
J'm all for the new Ivy-styled,
navy blue blazer.
Up to now I've been a little
rough on the local blazer set.
Mostly because I don't care for
the traditionally styled box-
type, double-breasted models
or those jazzy jobs worn by
some radio station hucksters
or the B. C, centennial committee.
During a recent tour of the
downtown stores, I saw one of
these up-to-the-minute, single
breasted Ivy blazers and immediately fell in love witli it.
I'd say it's one of the smartest
dressy casuals on the market.
Of course it can be properly
loused up by wearing some
strangely designed crest. Usually when asked what some of
these crests mean, the answers
range from a Supermarket
Curling Club to the South Pis-
mo Beach Bird Watchers' Society.
Talking about crests, Jennifer Hurst, who travels the
world airlanes as a stewardess,
told me about the time she met
a dashing type complete in
blue blazer, grey flannels,
school tie and, of course, the
inevitable crest.
Neatly sewn into the crest
were the letters "NBCAA".
Thinking the young man must
belong to some exclusive organization, Miss Hurst natural
ly asked what the letters stood
"No  B y  Club  At  All,"
the young man answered.
The new styled Ivy blazer
sells locally for $45. It has
little if any padding in the
shoulders, has silver buttons,
spaced 6l!> inches apart, and
is an all-round good looking
^P #f» 2f»
Men's clothes have three
jobs — to fit well, to be appropriate for the occasion, and
to make a man look and feel
his best.
All   the  latest   reports   and
pictures  of  the  new  season's
modes will not suffice unless
the man makes certain his gar-
(Continued on Page 6)
The key look this spring or
most any spring is a trim, uncluttered look whether you
favor the loose, relaxed lines,
thc gentle princess silhouette or
the firmly established appeal of
the classic sweater and skirt or
shirtwaist-type of fashion.
Recently Mainbocher, one of
North America's most renowned
fashion designers summed up
the current fashion story by
saying, "One silhouette, does not
make a season, any more than
one swallow makes a summer."
This   is  exactly    my    whole
theme in fashion and the course
! my   articles   take   in   the   Province.
True, this spring the chemise
is being heralded as the newest,
newsiest and most noteworthy
of looks —- and today's fashion
picture highlights a very versatile and wearable version, but
il is still a matter of wearer's
The important thing is to
maintain individuality in fashion, and the only way to do this
is to experiment, and the only
way to do this in turn, is to try
them on. Then, and only then,
will you be able to feel and say:
"That's for me".
Mainbocher's advice is "Don't
be sheep-like, girls —• find thc
dresses you understand and like
and then you'll wear them
If you're out to make the most
of dresses you already have in
your wardrobe, then here are
some tips from Rome and Paris
on how to give a 1958 look to
If they're two-piece, then
wear your top over your skirt.
If it's a one-piece dress that's a
current favorite in your cupboard, have a back-buttoning
middy top made for it.
Be sure there's a 'B' in your
bonnet. That is, this spring it
only takes a breton, a boater —
(Gibson Girl sailor) or a blousy
beret to give a this year's touch
to last year's look,
Modernize your strapless evening dress with a rose. The Fon-
tana sisters showed a beautiful
draped but simply styled black
chiffon evening gown. The strapless neckline of the fitted bodice
was held up by an original onesided "strap" — simply the long
green stems of two roses with
"softened" thorns and some
leaves. The pink roses sat on
the decolletage as trimmings,
while the stem led over the
shoulder to thc back as a strap.
Wear tailored bows as trimmings this season, Bows are
numerous on the new Italian
spring styles. But instead of
being large and flopuy, they are
small and tailored like a man's
dress tie. These bows trim a
hip-belt, touch off a sack at the
stomach, fasten   side-slit   over-
blouses and can even be found
on skirl-hems as coquettish
front or hack trimmings.
WUS Offers
Spring Show
Once again this year the Women's Undergraduate Society is
presenting to you their annual
spring fashion show. This Thursday five men's and women's
specialty stores will unite to
give you a complete picture of
present day fashions.
The outfits from these stores:
The Londonderry, The English
Shop, Chapman's, Fashionwise,
and Mrs. Edgett's — will be enhanced by carefully selected
models from Faculty women,
campus girls / and three handsome male undergraduates.
There will be two performances in Brock Hall this Thursday, March 6, One performance
will be held at 12.30 p.m, and
the second at 8 p.m. The admission charge will be 50c for
the noon performance and 75c
for the night performance. All
money will go to the Women's
Undergraduate Fund to furnish
facilities for women on campus.
Once again John Gittens will
play the piano for us and a door
prize will be presented at both
noon and evening shows,
In the show this Thursday, a
wide range of outfits — from
play clothes to short formats —
will be modelled and there will
be something shown to interest
everyone. An added attraction
to allure the men is the chemise,
or "sack look", which will also
be featured.
Be in fashion and learn what
the newest of the new styles are.
Come to the WUS Fashion
Show on Thursday, March 6, at
12.30 or 8 p.m. at Brock Hall. Page 4
Thursday, March 6, 1958
TRAPEZE. LINE, most discussed new look in Paris,
introduced in recent Dior collection by Yves St. Laurent.
This "trapeze" evening dress ol white nylon tulle
.sprinkled with rhinestones has high, mcmlded bodice in
front and flaring fullness in back with side, short hemline.
(Courtesy of Vancouver Sun)
Eaton's Advertising
Spring and a girl's fancy
turn-: lo fashion . . . the bright,
the beautiful, and the new.
A. happy fancy to indulge is,
a new approach to make-up, a |
switch to a skin tone with a
subtle glow, and a complete
shade change in lip, rouge, and
eye make-up. If you've fancied
red in the past, try an, excitingly
pinked orange, or a rosy coral
lipstick and a complementary
rouge. One of the new iridescenl
mascara shades will add a radiant new excitement to your
whole apeparanee.
Once you've fancied up your
face, will you fancy the chemise"
Well fashion authorities, who
know, say the chemise is here
to  .stay   a   while .   quite   a
while. So at least one chemise,
or a variation thereof would be
is good fashion fancy to follow, j
Should you. choose a one-color |
chemise, a fashion, that is a i
tie light,  is the  pointy,  flowered |
print shoe with a bag that
If the chemise-look you fancy
is a print or a pattern, fashion
highly favors the patent pointed
shoe and  the shiny patent  bag.
Now is the time to indulge
your fancy for hats, all you can
afford. They're prettier, more
becoming than ever this year.
And flowers, scarves, belts, and
gloves are the little fancies tiiat
will add new excitement to your
personal  wardrobe.
Support Your
Trapeze Silhouette
Marie Moreau
his    new    sil-
Vancouver  Sun  Fashion Editor
"What's    the
trapeze    line? "
people    have
been    asking
ever since the
s news came from
! Paris that Dior's
! successor, Yves
! St. Laurent,
'made a great
'■ success    of   his
first show with
This newest of the new looks
1 could very well replace the sack
| and chemise in next year's fashions — even next fall's.
The "trapeze" dress sllhoutte
; is cut with a high, moulded bo-
! dice in front and flaring fullness
| at the back which swings out
j into a wide, straight and very
i short hemline. This is the re-
| verse of the now familiar che-
i mise, which tapers to the hemline.
(One of the first pictures of
the "trapeze"  dress to be sent
: from Paris' is shown here).
This new style is as revolutionary as the chemise was
when it was first shown. But it
is youthful and spirited and
Buyers in Paris who saw this
line were enthusiastic about it.
They bought it for the biggest
stores in America — a sure- indication that a new style will be
Though this was by far the ■
most discussed new look in the j
world, of fashion this year buy- •
ers also put their approval on \
the simple little Chanel classic j
suit. I
These uncomplicated little \
suits are typical of the famous j
designing house of Chanel in j
Paris and are the inspiration j
for many of the spring suits
made by our own Canadian
manufacturers this spring.
So out of all the millions of j
words wired to us from Paris
this spring these are the two,
facts that have emerged as major style indications. 1.—The!
trapeze silhouette will be the ■
top favorite in'dresses and coats; j
2—The classic "little" suit with j
straight easy jacket and slim ]
skirt will be the most popular '
trend in suit dresses and suits. ;
In the meantime the chemise !
and the sack are undoubtedly j
the queens of the spring and j
summer seasons in stores across '■
Canada and the U.S. j
Vancouver fashion stores re-'
port no sales resistance to the f
sack silhouette. Women who ;
try it op like it and buy it. !
One word of sack advice from :
this department — be sure your
new dress is short enough. It
loses its smart new look when
it is too long. The correct length
is about two inches above the
widest part of the calf of the
When the "trapeze" dress is
ready for us we'll be wearing
our skirts even shorter — just
slightly below the knee.
Come to
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Page 5
Dior - The  Creator  Of
Sensational   Styles
The late Christian Dior was
the man who gave women the
new look after the austerity of
the Second World War, creator
of the tulip line, the A-line, the
H-line, his is the success story
of the last decade of fashions.
Paris was the hub of a far-
flung Dior empire, with branches in New York, London,
Montreal, Cuba, Chile and Venezuela.
When the new look was
launched, Dior had a staff of 85.
Today, his personnel in Paris
totals 1110, including the sewing room workers, saleswomen,
Mannequins, publicity and business directors, secretaries and
the original doorman.
His twice-yearly collections
were shown on an average of
240 days each year before an
estimated 60,000 persons, including the press, buyers, private
clients and the fortunate few
sightseers who were lucky enough to gain admittance to the
grey and gold salons.
Originally, backed by Marcel
Boussac, known to many people
abroad as "the race horse king1',
but also one of France's leading
industrialists, Dior's turnover
during his first year of business
was $337,142. At the end of
1956, the annual volume had
increased to $17,142,857.
Ten years ago, on February
12, 1947, an unknown designer
showed his first haute couture
collection in one of the smartest
districts of Paris.
The new look which he intro- ■'
cluced. featuring longer and fuller skirts, caused an immediate :'
sensation   and   was  an   interna- i
tional success within weeks.
The name of Dior hafl moved
on to the world fashion stage—
and has remained there, in the
fore-front, ever since.
Then, with transport and gasoline still short after the war,
his present directress, Madam
Suzanne Luling, delivered dresses to clients in her own car.
Today, the fleet of black station wagons with discreet gold
lettering seen ducking through
Paris traffic and parked in front
df the big hotels epitomizes the
growth of the Maison Dior.
Should a beverage be spilled
upon your clothing, the easiest
way to stop it from being a permanent stain is to apply a damp
cloth to the stain to try and
draw it out. Don't let it just
dry as it will remain a permanent stain. Should it be a beer j
stain, the best application is to
pour salt on the stained area,
this will draw it out and dry it.
For those nicotine stained
fingers, try rubbing a lemon on
the stain. It won't completely
clear it up. but it sure will make
a big difference.
When you are washing your
hair and you are rinsing it, and
you can't seem to get all the
soap out of your hair, try adding a very, very small bit of
white vinegar to the rinse water
— this will "cut" the soap.
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Thursday, March 6, 1958
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COMMENTATOR for the WUS fashion show at noon and
this evening in Brock Hall is Miss Louise Van Allen.
(Courtesy of The Vancouver Province)
Ivy  Blazers
(Continued from Page 3)
ments are just right for him.
Some men are born with a
flair for selecting and wearing
clothes. The great majority
of us, however, either need
advice, be it from our wives
or the experts in the stores, or
an occasional reminder of the
niceties of fit, color combination, and proportion that bulk
so large in good appearance.
This department has always
had this counsel in mind since
the column started. That is
why I want you readers to feel
free to either phone or write
me should the occasion arise
when you require some advice
or information on the latest
Styles for 1958.
if. if. if.
No matter what happens to
the sack women are wearing—
and most men know what
they'd like to happen to it —
chances of a similar revolution
in men's styles are slight.
European fashions somehow
never get quite the same universal acceptance in the men's
field as the do in the women's.
However, some minor European men's fashions are catching on. This is especially true
in outwear, according to Chief
Apparel, a firm which keeps
one eye firmly fixed on European trends.
One item they feel will go
big here is a combination shirt
and cardigan known coUoqui<-
ally as a "combo-jac,"   This is
a three-button knit vest attached to a jacket, making the
whole thing handy and handsome.
Another fad that is already
an accepted part of the North
American scene is the irr.ide-
scent raincoat. This garment
has made the raincoat something other than just a utility
affair—the shimmering dark
blue, green, or brown coat is
a pleasure to wear.
One very new innovation is
the knit-lined jacket. This
sporty item is just being introduced, after a successful ocean
crossing. For sports or leisure
jackets, the addition of a bright
knit lining in many patterns
makes a happy combination.
We wish to acknowledge the
following people for the help
they have offered, without
whom this Fashion Edition
could not have been possible.
Marie Moreau, Vivian Sigalet
and Pat Slattery of the Vancouver Sun; Winnifred Mathers of
the Vancouver Province; Dorothy Maier of the T. Eaton Co,
Stag Hints
Most men can wear any colors, but you'll find some colors
more becoming than others.
Suggestions; Black hair, gray
suit; gray hair, dark blue suit;
red hair, gray or brown suit;
brown hair, medium gray or
blue suit. Thursday, March 6, 1958
Page 7
Chinese Varsity
Club Honoured
On Friday night Chinese Varsity Club, with their "House
of Cathay" won first prize for the best Open House club display.
This year, for the first time'?v~ ~
Mock  Parliament
(Continued from Page 1)
since Open House was originated, a cup was awarded. The
presentation was made by President Norman Mackenzie to
Chinese Varsity Club President
Ralph Long, who in turn presented the cup to Mr. Gordy
Yuen, "the person most responsible for its (the display's) success, for he designed, constructed, and supervised the erection
of the display."
The "House, featuring a contemporary Chinese living room,
was divided into four rooms by
red curtains, each depiciting
Fortune, Prosperity, Long Life,
and Perfection. Displayed in the
living room was a Chinese table
setting, modern black bamboo
furniture, and the eight Immortal statues, made of teakwood.
> The clang of Oriental cymbals
announced each group of visitors as they entered the Blue
Room, while attendants, in their
traditional dress, explained the
weapons display featured in the
Continuing on their tour of
the House, the guests entered
the Red Room, where they were
met with the exotic smell of
burning incense "to chase the
evil spirits away."
As the visiting group neared
the end of their tour they were
welcomed by a Chinese sage, the
highlight of the  display.
McGill Votes
To Re-enter
MONTREAL (CUP) — Feb. 19
— By a unanimous vote of the
Students' Executive Council, McGill has rejoined NFCUS. McGill withdrew from the National
Federation of Canadian University Students early in 1955 when
a majority at a Students' Society meeting felt that NFCUS
was  not   fulfilling  its   purpose.
McGill is at present the only
major Canadian University
which does not belong to
NFCUS. It was felt by members
of Council thai, since McGill was
one of the largest universities
in Canada, and since it appeared
from the report of Mr. Walter
Tarnopolsky, p r e s i d e n t of
NFCUS, lhal the organization
and aims of NFCUS had definitely improved since McGill's
withdrawal, il; was tho moral
duty of McGill to give ils support  lo   the   federation.
(Continued  from  Page  ]*
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is likely to have definite applications to the UBC political situation.
The Student Council plans to
present a motion at the Spring
American relations and that
such an increase in power production was not essential'at this
A Conservative member, discussing the bill said, it is inconceivable that a country grant
greater rights to a foreign country, (United States) than to its
No vote was taken on the bill,
due to the lack of time.
The two-hour session was attended by more than 500 students from the University of
President Henry Schmidt of
the University of Washington
spoke to the UBC representatives at a banquet held after
the Parliament session. He extended a welcome to the students, and expressed the hope
for more exchanges between the
two universities. "We have more
in common with your university
than with many institutions on
this side of the line," he said.
Representatives from the American campus political parties
were introduced, and the UBC
party leaders explained the
policies of their parties to their
Jim McFarlan and Vic Anderson, the two LPP representatives in UBC's Model Parliament were well received during the Parliament's trip to
Seattle,  Monday.
On their arrival, however,
McFarlan and Anderson were
immediately surrounded by radio
and press representatives,
The Seattle Times included
the following in their write-up
of the Parliament:
"Two student members of the
Labor Progressive Party, Jim
McFarlan, 21, and Victor Anderson, 22, were dressed in conservative serge business suits
and did not affect the dark-blue
blazer vvith regimental insignia
worn by many of the students."
Communist organizations are
not allowed on an American
campus and no Communist had
spoken at thc universily for 10
j In an interview over the Cam-
i pus Radio Station, McFarlan
slated, "The atUlude of lhe cam-
I pus has warmed up considerably
I since the lime of lhe McCarthy
j hearings,"
j      Officials    at     tlu1     university
were    impressed    by    lhe    two
,I,PP's.  However, al   Hie border,
a custom's officer said when a skit'   (ho   Communists    papers
Loring To
Visit UBC
Eugene Loring and his Dance
Players will give a special performance of "Dance is a Language" foi; students in the auditorium at 12:30 noon Friday.
Loring will put his company
through a demonstration of
dance forms from austere ballet
to rocking jive. He will explain
and comment on the dances as
they are performed.
Loring is the creator of such
modern ballets as "Billy the
Kid" and "Harlequin for President."
Among the films he has choreographed are "Silk Stockings"
and "Funny Face."
Now Seeking
Students interested in serving
on the Brock Hall Art Committee for 1958-59 have been asked
to apply to Mr. Ian McNairn in
the Art Gallery, Library basement on Tuesday and Thursday,
March 11 and 13, between 2
and 3.30 p.m.
Brock Hall Art Committee is
the   body  chosen   each  year  to
select     three     new    Canadian
paintings to add to the collec-
I tion, which now hangs in Brock
Applicants should be trained
in art or experienced in art criticism.
Further information is available from Brad Crawford, in
the Council offices.
The films on the Dance
will be shown in Physics
200 at 12.30 today, not in
the Auditorium as previously announced.
Program will include
films of dances from Ball,
India and Russia, as well as
three cine-dance films
which will be discussed by
Alan Thomas.
Evergreen Confab
(Continued from Page I)
General Meeting to abolish the
annual meetings, and institute
instead a form of representative
Much of the discussion on
government responsibilities is
expected to be a comparison of
the forms of student government
found in the other colleges of
the Evergreen Conference.
UBC is one of the few which
still has a non-representative
town-meeting type of government. Eastern and Gonzaga
both have representation from
dormitories, classes and other
student groups.
A discussion is scheduled on
student participation in government affairs. Much of the time
will be devoted to methods of
overcoming student apathy.
All colleges are trying to find
a means of getting interested
students into responsible positions in student government.
Some delegates feel that there
is too much favoritism at present in selecting students for
Ben Trevino's methods of
bringing the council to the students will be studied,
Both Benoit and Innes feel
that much of the student apathy
is a result of the number of students living off campus.
Most of the Conference colleges have between a third and
a half of their students commuting to lectures. UBC has only
one quarter of its students living on campus,
A difficulty in the discussions
may arise over the question of
the autonomy of the students'
council. Approximately half of
the colleges in the Evergreen
Conference have as much autonomy as UBC. The others have
very little,
In Gonzaga University the entire funds of the student government are controlled by the
The discussions were arranged by a committee headed by
Second Member Pete Meekison,
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(Continued from Page 1)
UCC — General meeting in
Double Committee Rdom at
12.30 noon. Business: election of
officers for 1958-59 term.
if. if, .'jl
— Debate in Buchanan 106. Resolved: That the U.S. cannot be
trusted to lead the Western
World. Aff., Mike Butler and
Peter Collins; Neg„ Russ Colver
and Velerius Geist. Chairman,
Graham Moseley.
* *      *
There will be a very important
meeting held in Hut L-l at 12.30
sharp. Elections of new executive for 1958-59 will, be held.
Also, on the agenda will be the
Grad Banquet. All members
are asked to attend.
* *      *
discussion "General Practitioner." Four prominent General
Practitioners from rural and
urban areas will discuss the
community and personal problems facing the modern physician, in Wesbrook 100, at 12.30.
* *      *
CCF Club will present an outline of CCF political philosophy
today, at 12.30 in HM-2. A question period will follow.
* '*      *
meeting 8.15 p.m. today, Room
258 Buchanan Building. All
interested in Creative Writing
are invited.
* *       *
meet today at 12.30 in Physics
301. All out to elect next year's
* *       *
meeting in Arts 206 at 12.30.
Elections and passing amendments.
* *       *
SCM today at 4.30, 312 Aud.
Building. "The Life and Mission
of the Church" led by Rev, J.
•k        -k        -k
VCF is holding a general
meeting today at noon in Wesbrook 200, re Election of next
year's officers.
* *       *
clubhouse HL-5 every Friday
during Lent at 7.25 a.m. All
Catholics welcome.
•k        *k        *k
Rev. Arthur Haclley from Oliver
Baptist Church will speak to
the club Friday noon in Physics
•k        *k        -k
PEP CLUB Cheerleadtng try-
outs.    All    girls    interested  in
cheerlcading  should  be  present;
at 12.30 Friday in lhe Armories
i in strip.
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Thursday, March 6, 1958
McLaren Films Next Tuesday
UBC Film Society will show
an hour-long program of Norman McLaren film shorts in
the Auditorium next Tuesday,
March 11, at noon.
The program will include the
classic "Blinkity Blank," a sequence from which is shown
above, receiver of two top international film awards.
Included also is McLaren's
newest, "A Chairy Tale",
which has been nominated for
an Oscar, and has already won
the grand prize at the Venice
International  Film  Festival.
Other McLaren films to be
shown include "Begone Dull
Care", winner of five international film awards: "Neighbours." five, including an Oscar; "Fiddle - Do-Dee", two;
"Pen Point Percussion," one,
and "Boogie Doodle", which
has been titled and released in
eight languages.
Agatha Plus A Ham
Courtroom dramas are slow
moving affairs, which unless
rescued by incisive dialogue
and dynamic acting put me to
sleep. Agatha Christie, however, is a past mistress of suspense in the courtroom and
"Witness for the Prosecution"
is an excellent and engrossing
example of her craft. Larry
Kurnitz and Billy Wilder, the
director, using both the play
and the book as a basis, have
produced a taut, pared, screenplay.
The acting is not only paced,
but indeed dominated by
Charles Laughton who plays
a famous criminal lawyer reduced by ill health not only
to his last criminal case, but
also to the ministrations of a
chattering, mothering, low
comedy monster of a nurse, energetically portrayed by Elsa
"The Voice" Lanchester. The
lawyer, a man who not only
believes in but enjoys his law,
is rudely reminded by an
ironic surprise ending that justice, because of her blindness,
must often, stumble.
Artfully dodging from Ma-
chiavelian terrorizing to childish roguery, the great ham
alternately shoves and charms
his audience into admiration
and captivity. Laughton, despite his 30 or so years of
movie making is still unaware
of the fact that screen acting
is a little more than just sotto
voce stage work. Fortunately
in this picture his posturing
and attitudes are excellent, for
the lawyer he portrays is obviously in the Clarence Darrow
tradition of being more than
just casually aware of the effectiveness of drama in jurisprudence.
The atmosphere of the film
is excellent and is no doubt
due, in large measure, to the
excellent supporting work of
Elsa Lanchester and the be-
wigged, inscrutable Mr. John
Williams. The co-stars, due
partly to their eclipse by Mr.
Laughton, but mainly to rather
rigid parts, and a general lack
of acting ability, are frankly
Tyronne Power, ever the
pretty boy, as usual has one
of those "just be your charming self" parts, Since the demands of the role are anything
but stringent, it is only fair to
say that he is more than convincing at being handsome,
unctious, and middle aged.
About a score and seven
years ago, our cinefathers
brought   forth  on   this   contin-
Desmond Pacey has delved
excitedly into the lives and
works, of ten Canadian poets.
Armed with Bliss Carman's
credo: "to find the man behind
the work . . . that is the first
duty of criticism," he has laid
bare the turgid, dangerous, and
all too significant life of each
of his subjects except for E. J.
Pratt, whose life, we are left
to conclude, is too too interesting for the  Ryerson  Press,
"His life is well known," hints
Pacey is the author of "Creative Writing in Canada," a
fine, mainly chronological history of Canadian writing. The
new book of essays expands
the lives of the significant figures, with the exception of
Dorothy Livesay, whom the
New Brunswick English Department Head plans to include
in a future edition.
F. R. Scott is a favorite of
Mr. Pacey. This poet, co-editor
of "The Blasted Pine" gets all
Player's Club to Present Wilde Farce
UBC Player's Club will produce Oscar Wilde*s classic
farce of manners, "The Importance of Being Earnest," as
their annual Spring Tour play
this year.
In keeping with tradition,
the production will have three
campus performances before
leaving on a month-long tour
of many communities in British
Columbia, Alberta and Northern Washington. The Campus
performances will take place
March 14, 15 and 16, in the
The Wilde comedy is under
the co-direction of John Brockington and Gay Scrivener.
Mr. Brockington has directed,
among other things, the Freddie Wood production of "The
Cherry Orchard," and Miss
Scrivener has been active in
Vancouver theatre as actress
and director for some time,
most recently with Vanguard
Apart from the directors,
however, the play will be produced exclusively by the student members of the Players'
John Medill will take the
part of Algernon Moncrief,
who, if it were not for his income, might be described as
an apathetic scoundrel, and
Ken   Kramer   will   play   John
ent, a new star, conceived  in
Germany. Her name was Marlene. This picture proves that '■
she is at least durable. [
In a scene reminiscent of j
her most famous early triumph
"The Blue Angel," la Dietrich
shows off her still beautiful
gams and puts the old frozen
face through its paces of alternately looking dangerous or
scowling. She does one short
scene of excellent impersonation, but except for the fact
that physically Marlene was
perfect for the part, even Mitzi
Gavnor could have done it.
Worthing, who has more money and thus is even less of a
scoundrel and not apathetic at
all. The female counterparts
and prospective mates of these
two will be played by Pamela
Rutiedge and Margery Gilbart,
while Valerie Dowling will
play the pivotal part of the
acid, shifty Lady Bracknel.
"The Importance of Being
Earnest" is a play filled with
epigrams on life, love, the
monied classes (you know, like
rich people), the trades, and
just about everything else Mr.
Wilde could think of.
The weight of all this wit is
carried easily by the slapstick
plot-twists, and, the Players'
Club is eager to assure, the
skill of the actors themselves.
On the basis of last year's
hugely successful production
of "Twelfth Night", there is
no reason to doubt such assurances.
Tickets for "The Importance
Of Being Earnest" are on sale
at the AMS office and at Modern Music.
the laurels. "Brilliant satirist!"
"Man of action!" and "Passionate conviction!" One wonders whether Mr. Pacey just
had to put his superlatives
somewhere, and where else in
1958 but on the satirist!
The inevitable Carman,
Lampman and Scott (D.C, that
is) are ably and professionally
treated. But we've heard it all
before, so many times. There
is a new emphasis on D. C.
Scott though. And we find out
that the "Julie Plante" (remember grade 12 text books?)
of the poem was Carman's girl
friend, and not just an obscure name for a ship.
The biographical essay on
Charles Sangster, (1822-1893)
is a good piece of scholarship.
The man was indeed a minor
poet, but Pacey seems to feel
that the years he spent at the
end of his life, "laboring to
order and preserve his manuscripts" makes him worth an
anthologists trouble.
The last essay concerns Earle
Birney, who seems to have
escaped Mr. Pacey entirely.
There has been a catch-phrase
for every other poet discussed,
but the title "chronicler of his
Canadian time and place" rests
unsurely (thank heaven!) on
Mr. Birney's brow. And Mr.
Pacey just can't understand
why this poet hasn't produced
another volume of work this
year — after all, he's been a
biennial for ages!
However, A. J. M. Smith, the
other of "Blasted Pine" fame,
even under attacks of electic-
ism, influences, classicism, and
cohorts, emerges as Canada's
hope in poetry. He is the snake
Mr. Pacey has failed to scotch.
March 10th to 21st
Big Reduction in
Engineers Centenial
Any clubs or organizations wishing to place
special orders must do so immediately if they
expect delivery before the end of tiie term.


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