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No. 30
Council Proposes Radio Station
President To Talk
With Faculty Group
EXAMS ARE NEAR! Here diligent, hard working, Commerce student Murray Ross is "even studying in the caf
during lunch hour. Said Ross: "I tried to study in the
Library, but some people who looked like they were from
the Civil Libertiies Union (they had beards), tore up my
notes and called me dirty names because I am a fraternity
— Photo by Alan Groves
Debate Today
On Education
The debating union provides
an opportunity for .students to
examine their teacher training
system in open debate in Arts j
100 at noon today.
Topic of the debate is: "Re-j
solved, that our teacher train- (
ing fails the cause of education." j
It is a consideration of who- j
ther the present placing of ex-1
ccssive emphasis on the method
at the expense of matter, is in '
the best interests of our society.
Students planning to attend
and participate in this open debate are advised !o consider 1.hr
role of the teacher in education
in light of present world developments.
Graham Moseley, president oi
the Debating Unior stated thai
"our educational system is subject to acid criticism at the pres
ent time and our purpose in Ev
debate is to discover to wha'
extent any failure of oducatior
is a result of error in tiie philo
sop'.iy  of  educationalists."
Arguing for the motion wil'
be McGoun Cup debater, Cor
rme Robertshaw, Law III, an<
Commerceman,   Dave   Helliwell
George Ibalhcr and Dav<
Mason will defend our preseir
educational system. After Hu
speakers have linished tho de
bale w ill be thrown .mmi to th-
Parliamentary C mncil Pnsi
dent hopes that ".in exammatim
of potential remedies as well a.
consideration ot present faul'o
will   be   made."
The deba'e todav is the las'-
in the fall series on matters o
public  interest.
V lit' will case publication on December ;>. .No
news or puPlirit\ releases
accepted after December Lb
Shop   rcopm.s  ,Imiuar>   (!.
A child from the Crippled
Children's Hospital will be
named Engineer for a Day, and
presented with an engineer's
T-shirt, then escorted by two
luscious, laviscious nurses to the
bacchanalian Engineers' Charity
Day of Days today at noon in
the Stadium.
The games begin with the
Home Ec "Homewreckers" —
nubile Nurses' football game.
The girls, padded for the first
time in their lives, will fight it
out on the gridiron. No forward
passes from the spectators will
be allowed.
At half time, while the Engineers are taking a silver collection, the first event will be a
Fug-ol-War between the Engineers and the Commercemen.
Gee! those Engineers!) A suit-
ible prize will be awarded. !
The Foresters have been chal-
:enged   to  a  log-sawing  contest, j
.ising  bread  knives    for    saws, j
Again   a   suitable   prize  will   be
i warded.        '
The silly fools then have chal-j
engecl   the  pubsters   to  a   beer-:
rinking contest.    Wow! What a;
suitable  prize!
Figntin'. .-pittin' Jack McLean
.vill dele.id his National Spitting
Champion  Crown of the World;
igainst  all  comers.     Watch  out.
or a suitable prize. j
Then! The Chinese Auction,
celling pies to the rich kids to
luff into the smiling, expectant)
aces o|' loveaole Russ Fraser,
::i;S president, respectable Bent
l'rcvino, AMS president, and
tis.solule Pat Marchak, who
a-sn't   president  of anything.
At tiie same auction, there
will be sold three containers of
dcohol, but you can du what
■■ou want witli them. (Mrs. Mar-1
•hak says that she would be
glad of any donations to the
'ublieal ions Staff).
There will be present, for the
edification of any young ladies
in the auoieiiee. Cheer leaders
from the Engineering Faculty,
wearing bouffant net and crepe
skills   of  ;i   suitable   length.   For
(Continued on Page 3)
All Frosh Reps meet Friday noon, in Room 354,
Brock Extension. Everyone out.
Remember to pick up your Totem forms at the AMS
and Totem offices, or from your USC representative.
This information must be in at the AMS office by
December 2t
First head of the History Department at UBC, Dr. S. Mack
Eastman, will speak on the topic
"Crisis In North Africa" in Arts
100, Friday noon.
This is the final program in
the scries "Emerging Africa"
presented by the United Nations
Dr. Eastman, who was a member of the permanent Canadian
delegation to the League of Nations until 1939, has studied in
France and has been an active
observer of French affairs since
Topic under discussion will
revolve around problems affecting the two former French colonies, Tunisia and Morocco which
received their independence last
year, and the present Arab revolts in Algeria.
Taylor Honoured
Dr. H. E. Taylor, professor
and head of the department of
pathology at UBC has been
elected a Fellow of the Royal
College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
Council Finds Flaw
In Student Code
A minor flaw in the Students'
Code caused embarrassment to
Students' Council Monday night.
It was discovered by the Constitution Committee that only
the Students' Court may levy a
fine upon an individual who
violates the code and that the
Students' Council may confiscate
Alma Mater Society privileges
by recommendation of Students'
However, under the code, AMS
organizations could not be fined
by the Student's Council. Again
the only power held by the council was to .suspend the organization from the Society.
Previous occasions have seen
the Council fining organizations
at the recommendation of the
appropriate representative on
The code was quickly rephrased by the necessary two-
third majority vote of Council.
It now allows any club or organization to fine its members,
whether as organizations or as
individuals, for violations, by
referring the case directly
1 through the Students' Council.
Education in Russia and education here" will be ihe
subject of a discussion between two UBC professors at the
Vancouver Institute this Saturday.
Participants will be Dr. Cyril Reid, recently returned
from a scientific conference in Russia, and Prof. Neville V.
Scarfe, dean of the faculty and college of education at UBC.
The meeting, co-sponsored by the Vancouver branch of
the Humanities Association, will be held at 8.15 p.m., Room
200, Physics Building.
The address by Rev. Father G. H. Levesque scheduled for
November 30 has been cancelled.
The McGill Conference on
world affairs was hold  on
Ihe McGill campus on November 20 to 23.
UBC was represented by
two delegates, Mike Jeffery
and Wayne Hubble.
The UBC delagtes will report at a public meeting this
Friday, November 28, at
12:30 in Physics 200.
The idea of holding a national
conference of university students
to discuss international affair^
is a new one in Canada and
McGill University should be congratulated for taking a lead in
doing it.
This year the conference considered the topic: "Aspects of
Canadian Foreign Policy," covering such topics as Canada and
the United Nations, Canada and
NATO, and Canada and the
Commonwealth and the United
I     Lester    Pearson    spoke     on
j NATO;   Dr.   Hugh   Keenleyside,
| on the United Nations; and an
j excellent panel of journalists
and professors discussed Canada's part in the United Nations.
Besides considering the United Nations in a lengthy round-
table discussion group, the conference also heard from several
distinguished speakers on the
subject. The panel gave the conference a particularly stimular*
ing consideration of Canada's
position in the U.N.
It consisted of Maxwell Cohen,
a professor of international law
at McGill, as chairman; Blair
Fraser, Ottawa Editor of McLean's Magazine; Gerard Filion,
editor of Le Devoir; Edward
McWhinney, professor of law
at the University of Toronto:
and Frank Scott, professor of
law at McGill.
It was pointed out by thc
chairman    of    the    round-table ! been drawn up.
Students'   Council  Monday
night  direcled   its   president   to
consult with a Faculty Commit-
I tee on the adviseability of establishing a  radio network on the
! campus   for   off-campus   broadcasts.
This   decision   occured   Monday night after midnight but due
to press deadlines for this news-
| paper, students could not be in-
| formed of the students' council
j action at that time.
The function of the university-
owned station, according to Ben
Trevino, is "to provide services
that no commercial station can
now provide.''
Among these services would
be educational programs and
better-class musical presentations.
A radio transmitter and other
initial capital expenditures
would cost $15,000 according to
public relations officer Randy
Jones. Operating costs for any
one year are estimated at approximately $13,000.
Operating costs would include
the hiring of a permanent program director, one technical engineer and, periodically, paid
high-calibre talent.
The educational program as
seen in this embryonic stage of
planning would consist of educational lectures as a "supplement
to cerrespondent courses," educational talks for public consumption, experimental forms
of drama and music, and information.
The musical program would
consist of what the council describes as "good music."
Proposals for programing include an eight-hour-a-day schedule divided into two parts.
The morning shows, of an educational nature, could be given
by the Extension Department
and faculty and student speakers
if these were willing to partake
in the project.
The atfernoon shows, largely
semi-classical or classical and
operatic music, would be controlled, by the Radio Society.
However, the division of programing is only a proposed division.     No   blueorints   have   yet
'Tween Classes
Union Will Debate
'Education' Today
an open debate today in Arts
100 at 12.30. Topic: "Resolved
that our Teacher Training fails
the Cause of Education". All
may speak.
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will hold a practice in Brock
North at 7.30. All music must
be returned tonight.
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GIRLS TENNIS — All girls
wanting to try out for UBC tennis team attend practice in the
Field House today at 3.30.
•F *P V
Club — By popular request,
presents today at noon, in FG-
100, a tape recording of the famous Dan Fry talk. Discussion.
All welcome.
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will  show  slides    of    pictures
smuggled out of South Africa in
FG-100 Friday noon.
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WUS exchange student Jairus
Mutambikwa will tell of the discrimination and segregation in
this hot spot.
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VOC — Important! All members — Friday is the last day
for payment of fees. Don't for
anne  Black,
groups and by several of the
panelists that great changes had
occurred in the United Nations
since 1945.
Then   responsibility   for   preserving the peace had been vesl-
(Coniinued on Page 3)
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Meanwhile, thc whole project
at this moment rests with President Trevino's discussions with
the Faculty Committee.
On the agenda at the first of
these  discussions  scheduled  for
Friday, are division of costs, content material, and purpose.
tt      tt
lutenist, player of
virginals, will give a recital of
early folk music at noon in the
Auditorium.    Adm. 25c.
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"Around the World in 80 Minutes," talk by different nationals
and dance to follow, in HL-4 on
Friday night from 8-12. All are
welcome.     Non-members,   15c.
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DAWSON CLUB presents Mr.
i Ivan Sloane, Secretary of the
j Mining Assoc, of B.C., speaking
I on "Economic Conditions in the
' B.C. Mining Industry", in F.G.
at  12.30.
(Continued on Page 3)
ABOVE IS THE RESULT ol' a Redslurt's promise.    This  pretty  member  of  the  Nurses'
football team was lured  into the EUS office  under the preten-m tlmt she would be injected
1     with a serum that would e.ive her .-^upcr-human strenytli lor toda\'.s e.anie. Page 2
Wednesday, November 27, 11)57
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year. Single copies five cents. Published in Vancouver throughout the University year by
the Student Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society, University of British Columbia.
Editorial opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial staff of the Ubyssey, and not
necessarily those of the Alma Mater Society or the University. Letters to the Editor should not
be more than 150 words. The Ubyssey reserves the right to cut letters, and cannot guarantee
publications of all letters received.
Open Letter To Mr. Fulford
Managing  Editor    --A1  Forrest
News  Editor      Barbara  Bourne
Assistant News Editor	
Business Manager  Harry Yuill
CUP Editor  Laurie Parker
Features Editor  Barbara Bourne
Associate Editor	
Reporters  and  Deskmen:—John Cook, Neva Bird, Brend i Runge, Diana Smith, Heather
Brown, Elaine Bissett, Carol Johnson, and Kelly Feltham.
Editorial and News Offices   AL. 4404, Locals 12, 13, 14
Business and Advertising Offices AL. 4404, Local 6
Another Ivory Tower Council?
The Students' Council i.s an elected body
responsible to students. However, it cannot
be truly representative nor responsible unless the voting students me fully informed of
the council actions.
Three times within the course of the
Students' Council meeting Monday, councillors directed the Ubyssey to "refrain"
from publishing information for the student
Publication of one of these incidents
would have injured an individual who had
been penalized by Student Court. We agreed
that such information wa.s of no benefit nor
interest to the students a.s a whole, and the
name of the student has been omitted from
our reports.
However, the other two instances involved information which was of intense interest to the students. Publication of this
information was, in one case, detrimental to
L-ouncil's "invulnerability" myth; in the other,
to "political expediency." But both have been
printed in the belief that the students have
every right to the information.
Council discovered that it had been fining
organizations unlawfully by its own AMS
Code and amended the Code, asking that no
one else be told of the errors. It is true that
the publication of this item could cause organizational disruption for a time, if the
clubs involved in previous fines decide to
appeal. But that is their privilege.
The second occurrence was of much
wider import. It involved a directive from
the council to its president to begin negotiations for a broadcast station, which, if successful could cost the students an annual
expenditure that will run into thousands
of dollavs.
Whether or not the students feel the
expenditure is justified i.s a thine, I'm- the
students to decide, and they should be informed of all such negotiations so that they
will not luck information when the expenditure comes to a general vote — which we
insist it must.
It was, in fact, suggested at this ivory
tower meeting that the money be spent in
two allocations so that a general vote would
be unnecessary. This suggestion was downed
— fortunately.
The rationale behind the council's desire
to avoid publicity on their pet project lies
in its current vagueness. No final decisions
have been made and it is, in every sense,
in its embryonic stage. But this is no rationale
for a student body. It is a rationale that
provides for expediency, but not a rationale
that provides for the democracy that last
spring's candidates  so proudly  championed.
The Ubyssey is neither for nor against
the proposed project. We have seen some
problems involved in its application, but
these are by no means criteria for.the Tightness or wrongness of the project itself.
The final "rightness or wrongness" of
the project must be decided by the student
body; not by the newspaper nor by the
For this reason students should, and must
be informed of council plans, projects, and
actions. There is absolutely no reason for
camouflaging this information. It does not
rightly belong just to student representatives.
It does belong to the student body and
that body must not be committed either
morally or financially to any major action
without having been fully informed of the
facts and actions of their elected representatives.
This is not the first time council has displayed this desire to "be in the know" while
the student body remained ignorant.
The same thing occurred over Homecoming. The chairman made his report to
Students' Council .admitting faults in the
functioning of his committee. These faults
were not necessarily his own nor those of any
particular individual. They were, in fact, a
combination of unfortunate circumstances.
The Ubyssey printed a part of his explanation — that part which involved the
students' interests and money. It wa.s therefore of a nature which should be for public
The Ubyssey wa.s chastised by the council
for printing such material. We held our
tongues hoping that council would change
its tune, but this most recent meeting of
"students' representatives" has convinced us
that this group is ignoring its responsibility
lo represent students.
And More Ivory Tower
While we're on the subject we may as
well get another problem off our minds and
onto the minds of council.
The Publications Board has for a number of years worked under the handicap of
a deadline on Monday nights that has not
permitted the "new business" of council to
be printed in the Tuesday paper; that has
cost the jsiudents "overtime" money at the
printers iwhen council news comes in after
the first deadline but before the final deadline: and caused non-paid senior editors and
staffs to work until tiie wee small hours.
This obstacle could be overcome if the
council were to meet on a non-press night
(Tuesday) or, if the Ubyssey were published
an Tuesday rather than Wednesday, on Wednesday night.
The request to council to change its meeting night so that the publication of information which is of primary importance to sludents and winch therefore, should be presented to Ihe students fully and at the earliest
possible time before action on proposals was
initiated, was turned down Monday night.
The information regarding the constitutional error and the radio transmitter was not
discussed at the council meeting until the
press deadline had passed. A.s a direct result
of this the student body was not allowed in-
fonuation until three full days after the
The reasons for refusal? ''Most campus
leaders are frat men." Tuesday nights are
fraternity nights.
The objection to Wednesday: two nights
off in the middle of the week plays havoc
with studying timetables. Tuesday night is
enough; Wednesday would be too much.
It occured to only one councillor, who
felt her responsibilities more than her prestige,  that  the  refusal   was  "selfish."
Meanwhile, the students continue to get
inadequate information or extremely late
information. But hurrah! the ivory tower
has  won out  again. •
But Now Something Nice!
We may as well finish off the column
by congratulating one member of council and
bis committee for listening to student demands.
Peter Mocki-son and the Students' Food
Services Committee have done everything
l">s-,ible to I,militate a prompt meeting' with
l'"' Faculty Committee and an equally prompt
subitum lo the food problems on this campus.
The;, wrote a letter st,,;im>- their pi i.s i I mn
('■'   I1'an   S!;>um.   he. ,1   of   tae   Facultv   Com
mittee. Dean Sh rum's reply, while it names
nu date for a meeting, does gives us hope. He
suggested that he does see problematic conditions and does intend to hold a meeting
with student   representatives.
We thank Dean Shrum  for hi.s  interest.
And we congratulate Mr. Meekison for
his recent actions, not the least of which
was to invite two of his strongest critics to
join  the Fond  Services Commiltee.
Dear Mr. Fulford:
In your nauseating article
captioned "In Defence of Imperialism," you naively confessed that one way in which
you have striven to perpetuate
this social evil of which you
are such a foolhardy supporter
,was by joining military forces
with renegade Africans against
the faithful sons of Africa And
this, in your noble opinion, is
what Africa needs.
It is one thing to defend a
wrong cause with the sword,
and another to defend it with
the pen. Never before have I
seen such a clumsy display of
ignorance in an attempt to justify groundless beliefs by clothing them in historical half-
truths, most of which were irrelevant.
In protesting against the
statements of a Nigerian student, (the entirety of whose
views I do not necessarily
share) you,wrote: "The speaker
then hinted that Africans were
forced into the armed forces
during the war. This is wrong!
Well sir, you seem to know
every detail about everything
and everyone in Africa. What
about telling me my mother's
name? How brave of you to
fight against the truth! But the
truth, Mr. Fulford, must prevail. I lost several relatives
during that war, all of whom
had been conscripted against
their will to fight what was to
them a meaningless war. There
was even an occasion when recalcitrant sixth form boys were
conscripted — such is the arbitrary power of an Imperial
What brand of fair play were
you referring to? Was it that
type of fair play which compelled Christian Missionaries
to follow the European slave-
dealers to West Africa so as to
convert the heathen African to
the ways of God and give him
the bright hope of Heaven
after the sufferings of this life?
Or is it your idea of fair play
which made you feel like blasting down the whole of the African continent just because a
single Nigerian expressed his
views which happened to be
different from yours?
I was rather ticked by your
description of what you chose
to call "the Idyllic life shattered  by  the  Europeans."    I  do
not intend here to expound the
glory of the Fulani, Ashanti,
Benin, and other ancient kingdoms of West Africa. Suffice ii
to say that before the advent
of the empire building Europeans, so great was our fear of
the gods that we ha,d to be honest, law-abiding citizens. Then
came the European idea of civilization and, with it, all its
evils: the paying of lip-service
to religious beliefs, adultery,
stealing, bribery, etc.
In addition to all these, Europeans brought strange death
bearing diseases into our land.
An example of this is the fatal
tuberculosis. This does not
mean, however, that we have,
gained nothing from our self-
imposed masters. On the contrary, we have much to thank
them for, for we have learned
a great deal from them, much
more, perhaps, than they could
have wished.
How easy it is for fools to
disparage what they fail to understand! It is almost unbelievable that one of your age
(old enough to have fought in
the war) should suggest that a
high infant mortality rate necessitates polygamy. You
ought to realize that scarsity of
population cannot feed the
needs of a polygamous society,
whose chief characteristic
should be a preponderantly female population.
You, who are so saintly as to
be opposed to references being
made to Europeans as "The
Whites", disdainfully referred
to the West Coast of Africa as
"The Whiteman's Grave."
Thanks to the almighty mosquito, West Africa esoaped becoming a hell like South Africa
or Kenya. It is true that we
had, and still have, those God-
sent carriers of diseases from
which we are immune, but
which were fatnl to the gold
and diamond seeking white-
men. But if there was any diminishing in our population,
the mosquitoes are not to
blame so much as the European
slave-traders and empire building conquerors.
Less than sixty years ago,
the British literally waded
through the blood of our grandfathers   into   Benin   City   (the
town of my birth), which was
thereafter nirknnmed "The
City of Blood." Such unprovoked were the result of the
Whiteman's greed for power
and wealth. And do you say
that it was for our own good
that we were thus slaughtered?
Like a worthy scholar who has
made a most intensive and exhaustive study of the British
Colonial system from the learned conversations of his erudite
companions of the beer parlour
— you have emerged with a
thesis which puts all honest
historians in the wrong. For,
you had this definition for colonists, by which I am sure you
meant colonial administrators:
"men who truly had the interests of the country and inhabitants at heart."
Africans are broad minded
enough to realize that their
sufferings were the faults of
an age, and not those of arvy
nation in particular. Besides,
our respect for the versatile
British has been greatly increased by their ability and
willingness to discard those
very evils whose adherent you
have the honor to be. You
were therefore stating a self-
evident fact when you said you
were not British. Nor can you
be Canadian. Naturally, one
is almost tempted to ask your
nationality, but in order to
save you this embarassment,
here is my sincere advice to
you: that you should not attempt to drag the name of any
nation in the mud by laying
claims to its citizenship or by
identifying your ignoble self in
any way whatsoever with it.
I am fully aware of the great
difference between the wild
life of guerrilla warfare where
"might is right" and the quiet
life of a university which by
its very nature seeks to promote the endless search for
truth. The ideals of your former and present modes of life
are so contradictory that acclimatization would be difficult
even for an intelligent fellow.
I, therefore, sympathize with
you with all my heart.
Yours sincerely,
Letters to the Editor
A Saucer?
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
Gad, what's this — a flying
saucer? No. Perhaps, that's
it, a doughnut from Mars!
From its bulkiness for such
an insignificant weight I'd say
it must have travelled through
space without a pressure container and therefore exploded
to this size. And the sticky
goo on the surface must mean
that the canals on Mars are full
of syrup!
But how did the Caf come
by this monstrosity? Surely
such an exotic should sell for
more than seven cents!
Maybe I'd better tell — Oh,
Miss Waitress! — hey you!
Oli well, I hope it's edible.
Arts I
*T* •?• •**
Cost- of Dying
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
Regarding thc "high cost of
dying", I agree that we are in
error if we lay sole blame upon
the undertaker. Actually, he is
only doing what many people
want. This involves both psychological and religious factors
to which little attention is yet
being given, and so the problem grows.
First, the undertaker is satisfying our natural tendency
to deny the reality of death.
We do not accept death as part
of life, and while outwardly we
say it happens to everyone, inwardly we exclude ourselves.
When a loved one dies, therefore, we say "he passed away."
The undertaker prepares the
body to appear "just asleep."
At the funeral, he sets the
mourners apart where they
may hide their grief from public view: lie covers the cemetery  mound  witli  paper grass,
and drops flowers on the coffin
instead of earth. He does all
this because we would rather
kid ourselves that death is not
Secondly, very few of Canada's Christians have been
gripped by the New Testament
belief in the resurrection. Many
give intellectual assent, but it
means nothing. Therefore,
when death strikes in their own
home their so-called "faith" is
inadequate. They look about
for something tangible, and the
undertaker provides it in the
only way he knows.
Early Christians had no fear
of the earthly death of the
body, because they believed in
eternal life in the soul. Wc are
unsure about the eternity of
the soul, and so try to hang on
to the body, and fail miserably
on both counts.
Yours sincerely,
Education (Grad.)
V *V *T*
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
It has been the custom of the
CCF to stand on its principles,
the one quality that all people
admired of them — rather than
play politics. This, gentlemen,
was thrown out the window at
last Thursday's mock parliament by their voting with the
u n p rogressive conservatives
for political reasons only, forgetting the Regina and Winnipeg declarations.
Moreover, they have been
duped by the Tories into letting slip by the possible opportunity of being asked by the
Governor-General to form a
minority government in the
third mock parliament, had
the Tories been defeated in
this last parliament.
However, it is also possible
that the CCF's realize that,  if
the current conservative policies prevail, Canada is bound
to run into great internal economic difficulties in the near
future, as is already evident;
and that, because of this national distress, which is gripping the nation, the CCF policies chance to receive more
attention than they would
otherwise from the people, and
that they may grow as a result
of this attention.
If this be their reeson for
supporting the Conservatives,
it is a low one, indeed. I cannot believe that it is their reason; I must, instead, change
their lack of foresight and leadership.
Yours truly,
Law I
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Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
In reference to your editorial of Friday, Nov. 22, 1957.
You mentioned a long list of
contributions from the university, from which the people of
Canada and of British Columbia have benefitted. However,
you failed to mention the important role that the university
foresters play in this respect.
The forset industry as a
whole is the most important
industrial group in the province and contributes an estimated 40% of the total provincial net value of production.
This amounted to about $600,-
000,000 in 1955.
It should also be noted that
several large contributions to
the UBC Development Fund
have come from prominent
British lumbermen.
Yours disgustedly,
2nd Year Forestry
Calgary Crawled
With Cowboys
Calgary crawled with cowboys in uniform during the
Stampede. Calgary is only the
Stampede, and the Stampede
boils down to cowboys. Cowboys,, real cowboys, are a
pretty exciting thing to see in
the streets, but if you watched
them too closely you saw their
new Fords parked just around
the corner — which was a rotten trick.
At the start of Stampede
Week there was a parade down
Calgary's main dra,g and all
the people, thousands of them,
bunched along the curb.
Those curb watchers, who
rode low 364 days of the year,
whose heels were rubber and
never clicked when they walked, were dressed up vaguely
like the real cowboys who
clattered by on their horses out
in the street. They had the
morning off.
It's a strange thing to see
horse in a parade in the street.
There were more horse parades before the First War, but
not now.
In the Calgary Stampede
parade the first along were
characters with $19,000 silver
saddles, who owned breweries
and other businesses as well as
their ranches. Behind rode the
cowboys with only leather
stock saddles, who worked the
ranches for them.
In this loose uncomfortable
bunch rode the cowboy who
made it all worthwhile.
He was tall and rail thin,
which is not unusual among
cowboys, but he sat his saddle
differently — as though it was
gold — and he seemed taller
although he was not. Maybe
what they call "manner".
He was smiling, expansive,
flippant, swaggering loose.
He would rein his horse near
the crowd flirting with the
girls, laughing out loud, flirting for a second with guys
wives, everybody.
A crowd pleaser. Then he
would rein away to the other
side of Eighth Avenue and another crowd.
The Shop Girls, Insurance
Adjusters, Chartered Accountants, teetering on the curb
edge, sweating in their floppy
hats and silk shirts, creaking
with new leather, they watched him with watering children's eyes.
They saw him teasing a cop
in a blue uniform who was
there to keep the crowd back.
They watched to see what he
would do.
He was leaning down over
his horse's neck kidding the
cop, and the cop, embarassed
by his sudden distinction, was
trying to kid back. But every
time he said something the
horse would dance a couple of
steps and the cowboy would
have to ask him to say it again.
Then the high-up cowboy
rode past the cop a few paces
and the cop went back to his
job. Then suddenly the cowboy turned in his saddle, standing in his stirrups.
He swung his arm and the
rope went back and over the
policeman, pinning his arms to
his side. The cop writhed in
the arms of the rope, but he
was caught helpless.
This pleased all the people
on the curb and they laughed
and cheered as though they
had never seen anything like it
in their lives before, which
they hadn't. That squirming
cop and the laughing cowboy
tall on the horse with the rope!
Someone yelled, "Tie him to a
parking metre!"
Then the cowboy shook the
rope loose and rode away. This
left the rest of the parade very
flat by comparison.
The Herald the next day had
a story about a cowboy who
wa.s arrested for assaulting
police officers. He roped five
of them in the course of thc
parade.    He had to pay a fine. Wednesday, November 27, 1957
THE      I) H Y S S h Y
Page 3
The National Federation of
Canadian University Students is
laying plans for a nation-wide
campaign to impress upon both
provincial and federal governments the acute need for making
a great deal more scholarship
aid available for prospective university students.
In the comparatively short
period of time since the Soviets
sent their satellites beeping
around the earth, it has become
trite to say that the West has
lagged far behind the Iron Curtain countries in their development of educational facilities and
in their output of university
The immediate reaction was
a panicky re-appraisal of the
amount of money defence budgets allocated to research. Another reaction has been to examine more closely the needs
of Canada's universities.
Before we lose sight of some
important facts in the struggle
to provide facilities for our burgeoning enrollments, one basic
point needs constant reiteration:
The first, and, in the long run,
the most important of these is
the negative attitudes of our
society towards higher education. It has yet to be conceded
that education is good for the
individual a* an individual.
There is no recognition that man
must live with himself and develop himself to the greatest extent and in as many areas of
interest as possible.
Society (and even universities)
tend to look upon higher education merely as another tool to
be used in our free-enterprise
economy TO COMPETE.
If COMPETITION is the only
stimulus to which we react, we
must, for the time being, place
our demands for a greatly-increased program of scholarships
on this basis.
Canada is competing with the
world for a higher standard of
liying based on increased production, a better balance of
trade, and the exploitation of
her natural resources. Canada is
competing for the retention of
her political and cultural sovereignty.
If Canada is not to lag behind
then, we must see what is required to compete. The answer
lies in education. It takes train-
ning to find better and more
efficient means of increasing
production, training is a prerequisite for statesmen, and certainly training is needed to develop our cultural aspirations.
How is Canada training? Can-'
ada is training seven per cent
of her student-age population.
The number of people who could
and should be benefitting from
a university education is 30 per
cent of our student-age population. The comparable U.S. figure is 23 per cent. We are not
•only far behind the U.S. and
Russia, but we are also far be
hind the United Kingdom,
France, Sweden, Israel, Australia, India, Ghana and Uruguay — countries with a lower
standard of living than Canada
Therefore,    we    have    TWO
problems   facing   us.   The   first
is   to    provide    the    increasing
numbers of students seeking an
education   with   the   staff   and
facilities to acquire  it. The sec
ond   is  to  increase  still   further
the   staff   and   facilities   to   accommodate a greater percentage
of  the   student-age   group   after
aiding prospective students with
the financial help they require
The projection of expected en
rollment at UBC,  for example
is  for   18,000  students  in   19(57
But this figure still assumes that
only  seven   per  cent   of  V*c  :>()
per   cent   who   should   come   t<>
university do come. We will still
be doing nothing to increase tlu
percentage of university-trainee
people in B.C.
To close with what I hope
will be food for thought: If \m
assume that education is good
for people and benefits Ihe coun
try, and if this is our justifica
tion for free education lion
grades one to 12. what logimil
line of division is there thai
nt a k e s university eduent im
something we should pay lorn'
A concert by JazzSoc's newly formed nonette will be presented in the Auditorium,
Thursday noon, Arrangements of Bob Hale will be featured as well as JazzScc's Dixieland Band.
McGill Conference Report
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the men, the Nurses' cheerleaders will be wearing shorts. (The
nurses declined to state how
! When asked her opinions of
thc goings on, Joyce Hayward
of Nursing asked: "What are the
boys wearing under their skirts?
Bob Hayward, fourth year
Civil Engineering, warned: .—
"Golly Ned! We got six AWOL
soldiers with hollow legs for the
boat race team." Oh, those Engineers.
After the second half of the
game, the Engineers will challenge the Aggies to a Chariot
Race, the living end for the festivities. Wc may expect a large
donation from the Aggies, too.
Things like old eggs, pig feed,
cow dung. When interviewed
from a distance today, the Aggies exuded an air of optimism.
They reeked with confidence.
It will be a fine time. It is
for charity. The admission is
free.   Do come.
(Continued from Page 1)
ed in the Security Council, but
since then tho lack of great
power unanimity had made the
Security Council ineffective
Some of its powers have been
taken over by the genpral assembly, while the secretary-
general has an increasingly important function in interpretation and execution of United
Nations measures sponsored by
the   general  assembly.
There was general agreement
by most delegates and speakers
that the United Nations exercised merely a persuasive power;
if it had ever been intended
to posess greater power it certainly had lost it.
How effective, then, is the
United Nations in promoting thc
preservation of peace? This question caused the panel to bring
forth some widely divergent
Blair Frafcr felt that the
United Nations was effective in
Suez and not so effective in
Hungary because in the former
case  it  was dealing  with  coun
tries amenable to its decisions
and in the latter ca;-e it wa.s not,
but that it had applied tin ssmie
criteria of judgment in both
Maxwell      Cohen     di^i'.'rocd
saying that it had definitely ap-
j plied a dual standard of moral-
j ity   in   both   its   resolutions  and
i actions   in   the   Suez   and   Ilun-
I garian disputes. He further sug-
; gested  that this sort of lack  ol
j principle   may   soon   make   the
general   assembly  as   useless  as
s thc security council.
|     The fcfling of the other mom-
; bers of the  panel  was that  the
United Nations had done everything short of war that it couid
\ have done, and had been  large-
1 ly successful.
Chairman Cohen received support from several of the ciele-
f gates who said that the British
and French would never have
. obeyed the United Nations reso-,
lutions on Sue/, if it had not
been for diplomatic pressure
from Washington, Ottawa, and
Some   of    the    delegates    ft H
that Canada should take a
stronger line in the United Nations, and should endeavor to
stand on Ik r own principles.
Others, however, felt that Canada's great role was lhat of a
mediator and conciliator between the various power blocs,
suggesting that Canada's interests could bo best served by
refraining from clean-cut policy
statements which might antagonize.
Those who felt that Canada
should take a firmer lead favored Canadian recognition of the
Peoples' Republic of China; one
of the round-table groups unanimously endorsed a resolution to
this effect.
The conference ended with a
banquet and address by Dr.
Hugh Keenlcyside, head of the
United Nations Technical Assist
ance Administration since 1950,
and a graduate of UBC.
Ranging far beyond the United
Nation organization itself. Dr.
Keenlcyside spoke of all Western nations, and empasized the
need for a strong and firm belief in our own ethical principles.
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Wednesday. November 27, 1957
Look Out!  Here He Comes   Again!
Have a cigar, man. Hell,
take three. Yes, I'm the proud
father of three bawling babes.
One of them is galloping about,
dressed as a literary gallant,
verbal spurs a-jangle, another
is making a hfcll of a sticky
mess throwing about platitudinous pie, and the other, decidedly the best behaved of the
bunch, is unwinding a wooly
aesthetical thread around my
feet. And, damnit, the guests
are coming, so I'd better tidy
things up a bit.
To admonish the unruly, I
first advise Ian (Umbrage)
Currie that his attempt to grasp
meaning of my lucid statements
about the confounded jangling
of his philological spurs were
not quite "sincere and humble"
enough. Judging by his squeamish wrath, my critical effect
was not sufficiently abscure
for him. Ah, well, we will gallop away on our youthful zeal,
won't we?
Miss Robertshaw, has certainly sent me running about wiping up sticky bits of platitudinous froth — all I can deduce
from her passionate piece of
indignation is that she agrees
with everything I said but was
very angry that 1 dared say it.
My dear, of course I distorted
the meaning of K. J. Charles'
talk; this was precisely what
was needed to do it justice. The
easiest way to prick this prophet was to sneak up from behind  with a  semantic  needle;
after all, my dear, he was giving us a pretty wry old line.
This was a finger trembling
with threats — "We know the
West is concerned about India,
and we're going to make the
most out of it. Why not play
up a bit and squeeze the old
Communist tourniquet? At a
time like this, what better way
to send the hands fumbling to>
the purse-strings? And where*
better to start twisting than at
the university, where anybody
will, of course, swallow anything?"
Here's Miss Robertshaw retailing "political salvation" already. Do you think India doesn't care what brand of angel
whisks the dust in her marble
mosques?   And   all   this   bam-
boolzry has only obscured Mr.
Charles' main purpose: to renew our interest in India from
both the humanitarian and a
practical point of view. No fault
of ours. We must learn to say
"no" to strange men, luv.
Mr. McNair was nice to notice my idle comments about
the Brock Hall paintings. He
has a very valid defence for
Hodgson's "Painting Full
Grown," and we can take his
advice to think of it as an
oracle. The trouble is that when
it begins to speak, we have terrible recollections of that embarrassing scene in which
Vladimir, Estragon and Pozzo
stand aghast at Lucky's brilliant incoherence, and we excuse ourselves from the conver-
The Readers Wild
Editor, Critic's Page,
Dear Sir:
I would just like to say to
all.of you that there is a great
deal of good things to be said
for some of the sculpture which
is or. this campus and which is
being defaced by some people
wh o think that they have a
right to be detrimental to it.
The so-called critics that have
their say on this page are
crude, uncouth, and can't really appreciate real art. I would
even go so far as to say they
are philistinistic. I mean the
statue, "The Three Forms", an
aesthetic, a cultural, phenomena.
This I regard as a creature
of true beauty. , To the engineers who defaced it with red
paint, I would strongly suggest
to they that act so childishly
that all that a slide rule can
produce is not so sacred as to
nullify the justice of real art.
Remember that two plus two
equals four is not true beauty.
Remember also that, as in the
immortal words of Keats:
"Truth is beauty, beauty
truth — That is all ye need
to know on earth, and all
ye ever shall know."
So for a real appreciation of
true beauty, I beg you to throw
away your *ed pairt and your
slide rules and your philistin-
ism, literally, figuratively and
metaphorically,   respectively.
"Three Forms" is for me a
symbol of deep love and affection. It shows how the family,
can all stick together in loving
beautitude. The cruel winds
of the winters and the trials of
storms cannot ruin their deep
love and concrete togetherness.
In a nutshell, this is the bliss
of familyhood. And, as Hamlet said: "O God, I could be
bound in a nutshell." And
what's sauce    for    Hamlet, is
The American Playwright
News Letter for authors and pi
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sauce for you critics!
I realize that others among
you may feel differently. My
Great Aunt Josephine suggested the cold Sunday afternoon
when we were driving by that
it looked a bit like what's under the kitchen sink. Well,
maybe.   You never can tell.
But Uncle Henry, who was
in hospital last week with sciatica, just shrugged his shoulders and said "It gives me
pain." My friend said it looks
like some magnets. My other
friend, whose father went to
New York for the weekend,
thought that she said "Magnates," and said it smelled of
mergers. I thought that was
quite funny.
Anyhow, I want to most of
all say that I wish that the
Ubyssey would stop printing
stupid things about our art.
This stuff is the real McCoy,
as it were, otherwise why
would it be sitting out on the
Library lawn? For decoration?
Let all the defenders speak
out.    Let us Custers and Culture have our last stand:
Yours truly,
9fi 9f» 9f»
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sation as decorously as possible,
On the other hand, I wish that
Mr. McNairn had indicated to
us precisely why he likes this
hearty jumbo.
I'm glad to report that on
at least two occasions my appreciation "improved." Last
Saturday night — I may have
had a drink or two — I wa.s
particularly thrilled by it, I
saw a flashing white mountain
waterfall, in the cool shade of
rocks and moss. And another
time I thought it was a rephrase of a certain fast movement of Beethoven's: gay, grotesque, and carefree: not, incidentally, the jazz idiom. (Classical music is, of course, far
more uninhibited than jazz.)
Now that the guests have all
gone home, I can relax. Have
you seen that spiny, squat
centipede R. B. Howard har de
signed as a School of Architecture and Fine Arts Building for
UBC? Praised be the Hosts of
Olympus that all graduating
theses do not crawl off the
drawing boards. Why, may I
ask, does the School of Architecture regard the pleasant
plain of the library lawn as a
vacuum into which all available architectural inspiration
must rush? Let us preserve
the miracle of that celestially
illuminated day when the
library was built so far back
from the Main Mall; let us fight
for .our  wide  open spaces.
Howard would have us
squeezing between his rambling kippcrcrate and the library
should we want to get to the
Brock. I think his idea of the
sky-lights is unfortunate, especially for a university. Thc effect
is a rcgimentated, spartan drab-
ness which only emphasizes our
embarrassingly busy factory
aura. We want peace. We want
walls which ivy will dare
beard, to soften our bleary
stares. Let us spare the sanity
of our DeBruyns, As for the
"Life Sciences and Museum
Buildings" thesis; well, we are
in a time for worshipping the
Soviets, but must we also feel
obliged to simulate Lenin's
Tomb? This creation looks
bleak, severe, and monotonously flat on the outside. Inside,
however, it would be terribly
luxurious. Who's trying to run
the paradox of our society into
concrete moulds? What's that?
I would like to end on a
sweet note, as I am of basically sweet disposition. Jack Zajak
has a painting called "Tropical
Sea" in the library basement.
There is a rather startling
poster on campus this week,
drawn by the Vancouver
School of Art. They have apparently cribbed the design
from posters advertising Prem-
minfer's "The M,an With the
Golden Arm," but that really
shouldn't concern us here.
What really should concern
us here, or there, is that the
poster is advertising RAVEN,
UBC's literary magazine.
Now about this magazine —
I really don't know quite what
to say about this magazine, not
having read it. The Editors,
who, it must be assumed, have,
were supposed to tell me all
about it so that I in turn could
tell you, but they seem to have
chickened out.
However, this ts no place to
go into motivation; we are concerned with production around
here, by George. And the
RAVEN has been produced by
the writers of this campus, who
might possibly have interests
common to yours, and whose
prose, poetry, essays or whatever,  consequently, should  be
of interest to you. It may not
be Art, but then you have invested time in reading this and
this isn't Art either. This is
Which, like it or not, brings
us back to motivation. Why
publish publicity for RAVEN
on this page? Well, for one
thing, if RAVEN loses money,
The Ubyssey might possibly
make up the deficit by selling
more advertising, which means
that we will have to carry more
ads on this page and dammit,
we've had just about enough of
that jaza.
Besides, it's only 35c a copy.
And in the second place, no
university that I can think of
needs an intellectual atmosphere more than this one. (Of
course, like every one else in
Vancouver, I can't for the moment think of any university
but this one). And the fiction-
cer, thc poet, and the rest,
should be listened to with as
much care as messages from
those other scattered outposts
of intellectuality at UBC, the
noon-hour lecture, the noon-
hour  debate,   and   the   critics,
with their page and their Circle and their Letters Club. This
is the only real reason for buying RAVEN, and it is in the
spirit of sympathetic criticism
that it should be read. All the
rest is frosting, and it is that
frosting to which we now turn.
The RAVEN has this year
been hand printed, has a
straight back, a cover as flashy
as the posters advertising it,
and about ten pages of artwork
shuffled into the thirty to forty
pages of print. It will be a
highly professional and pleasing magazine, from the standpoint of printing and layout.
As I get deeper into this
blurb, I find myself worrying
the RAVEN like a bone that
may be meaty, or may again
be merely fat-covered. About
the only way I, or anyone else,
may determine which is the
case, is to come up with 35c
next Thursdays when it appears in the Quad, the Brock,
and the Library. This may
seem like an unnecessary
length in which to go, but you
never know, it might be worth
you say?
EATON'S has it!
like one?
get yours soon !
from 16.95
EATON'S Dresses, Second Floor


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