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No. 27
UBC Passes "One Supp"
Tween Glosses
Mussoc Holds
Auditions Tonight
MUSSOC — Lead auditions
for "Call Me Madam" are tonight at 7 p.m. in the Mussoc
Hut, (behind Brock). Singing
and non-singing leads are avail
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FILMSOC will be showing
"Battle of Russia" at 12.30 and
2.30 today in the Auditorium.
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MARKETING CLUB is sponsoring a panel of downtown
businessmen speaking on the
organization of a Department
Store. All Commercemen in
Marketing are welcome. Tonight
at 7.45 p.m. in the clubs auditorium.
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Dr. F. Katz wih be speaking to
the campus on Fluoridation in
Physics 200 today at 12.30.
Everyone encouraged to attend.
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MUSIC CLUB  -- At 7.43 tonight  in  Mildred  Brock  Room
Italian music, featuring Monteverdi, Vivaldi and llespighi. All
■V* * *
Aspects of Extentialism" will be
discussed by Prof. Peter Remnant in the Philosophy Hut,
HM-2 Lecture Room, today at
12.30. Club Tnembershlps arc
still available.
tf.     tf.      ff.
hold a short general meeting in
Hut 6-1 at 12.30. Topic under
discussion will be Open House.
All members are asked to attend.
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DANCE CLUB —Social dancing at noon, Brock Extension.
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CARIBBEAN STUDENTS Association panel discussion on --'green Conference football sche
"The University College of the!dl->lc between  College  of Puget; ""  " .
West Indies".   Speakers are Mr.  Sound Loggers and UBC Thun- l    pd
Clarence Bayne, Mr. A. Mason' derbirds  to be played  at UBC  GOOD CONDITION
and Mr. E. Anderson. Noon to-: Stadium today at 12.30.
UBC THUNDERBIRDS HOPE to add another victory to
their winning streak when they play CoHege of Puget
Sound Loggers in the UBC Stadium at 12:30 today. Last
Saturday the Birds trounced Seattle Cavaliers 40-2. Jurgen
Von Schilling managed to latch on to a TD pass from
Jackie' Hcnwodd and crawled over the goal line. Other
Birds in the picture are Don Vassos (44), Tom Toynbee
(68), and Bill Crawford (75).       — photo by Jim Barton
One   Second   Chance
For   Arts   Students
Arts and science students will only be permitted to write
one supplemental examination, according to a rule change
announced today. * ~
Dean S. N. F. Chant said that
the drop from two supplemental
to one "does not mean that stu-
i deints failing more than one sub-
! ject will fail their whole year
"We have no intention of do-
i ing that at present," he said.
j "I won't commit myself to
I the future, but at present we
| are not considering a ruling
; making students fail their com-
J plete year for failing more than
| one subject."
j The new rule was passed by
j the UBC Senate because "there
I are    too    many    supplemental
exams    being    written,"    Dean
Chant said.
Students normally granted
supplemental in two subjects
will fail one and be granted a
supplemental in the other.
| There is no change In thc rule
forcing students to repeat the
complete year for failing more
than two subjects.
"I think the change will benefit students," Dean Chant said.
I "It has been our experience that
. thc majority of students writing
; two supplemental  fail  one  or
both of them.
"They probably will be better
i off focusing their attention  on
one examination.
"We want to encourage students to avoid having two sup-
. . . Reviews Tory Record
■The Hon. E. Davie Fulton,
federal Minister of Justice,
speaking to the UBC 'students
yesterday blamed the former
Liberal administration for much
Birds Ring Down Football Curtain
With Noon Contest Against Puget
The relaxing of the former
governments" tight money" policy is the first step towards easing the situation, he said.
Fanfare  and strumpetry  will      Fans will see the 'Birds take
mark the last game of the Ever-  somc gambling chances if Gnup
uses  the  tricky  offensive  plays-
day in Physics 202.
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ALLIANCE FRANCAISE presents M. Fleury speaking on
"Madame Bovary," at noon in
AG 100. Conversation groups
meet every day in Arts 8, Mon.
to Thurs. at 12.30 and Friday at
1130. All French people,
French students and would be
French speakers are cordially-
invited. A member of the
French staff is always present.
W.U.S. is sponsoring a lecture
on travel at noon in Physics 201.
This is the second in the lecture
series  and  will  be  a  talk  and
a winning streak and arc anxious to extend it to two games.
Coach   Frank   Gnup   has  the
'Birds up for the game.
Campus opinion of the worth
Physically,  the  'Birds are  in! of football at UBC has reached
good condition. Besides the five! an o11 timc low this ycar' SuP"
avoid  last
had so much  been  done by a
government in such a short time.
t, ...,,.    , , , .     .   .       , 4U  •   , < P°rt °f the»team by students has
Date for  the final  game  has players who injured their knees i   , . .   , ,      ,
.    „ _ A ,.     .    ,, ,    ^        ; always   increased   tremendously
been   changed   from   Saturday earlier in the season, only Oscar      .        ..       ,„.   ,      ,
.. .    oh.      j 'v      . ■ u   •  ,      j u-   ,        I when  the    'Birds    have    come
afternoon to Thursday noon, so Kreutziger, who injured his kneem. .      ...
*u t .  j    . .    . .    . 0    ..,      ,    ,    o ,     ,        through with a win.
that more students may see their against Seattle    last    Saturday, }
team in action. will not see action. | WEATHER OUTLOOK GOOD   i
Admission price has also been1     Gnup will  probably  go most I     Weather    conditions    today;
changed from 75c to 50c. „f the game with 15 of his top! make  for  a   fast,   hard running j
Judging  by  a  pregame  poll,   players. ' game, which is pleasing to both 1
thousands of fans are expected;      T__   „__■„_,.„„.__    ,J coaches and spectators.
to turn out in anticipation of
another uriset to equal the one
of last year's Homecoming Game
when UBC beat second-place
Central Washington  7-6.
CPS is currently in third
place in thc Conference standings.
Jurgen Voh Schilling, Laurie
Tutlle and Sivert Erickson will I     The 'Birds hope to strike hard j employment insurance  benefits made  by  UBC  student  Law
showing of a film entitled "Ad-  "SHOOT THE WORKS"
venture  In  Jamaica"  given   by
Mr. Keith of TCA.
(Continued on Page 3)
Coach Frank Gnup (the golfer
who uses a pupnik for a caddy)
will "shoot the works" in an effort to come up with a win.
play the    end    positions.    Bill and fast early in the game. They
Crawford  and  Roy  Jokanovich hoRe that by scoring first they
will   fill   the   tackle  slots;   Don can gain an advantage.
McNamee, Phil Reader and Tom
Toynbee, guards;  George  Hoar, BAND IN ATTENDANCE
starry defensive linebacker, will'. The  Varsity  Band    and    the
play .centre; Bill Melville, Jack 'Birds   legion     of     cheerleaders
Henwood,   Wayne  Aiken,    Don will be out in force to cheer the
Vassos,   Bruce     McCallum   and team on to thc much hoped for
Bruce Allardyce will handle the victory.
backfield duties. „.    ,    .                ,  .    .   .     „ .
i Students   are   advised   to   get
The 'Birds are in thc midst of their seats ei.rly    in    order    to
plementals," Dean Chant said
I     "There are too many students [ of  the   present   unemployment,
writing supplemental who could
have   passed   easily   with   only
a little extra effort," he said.
I     "The new rule will encourage
these students," Dean Chant said.
The  rule  change  follows  the       In a review of the Conserva-
trend   set   by   other   Canadian   t»ve governments record to date
disappoint- universities. Mr- Fulton claimed that never
It passed the Senate "without   in   the  history  of this  country
UBC, famous this year for its  a dissenting vote," Dean Chant
razzle-dazzle  type  of  play,  can  said.
be counted on to provide a num-j     He said it is "a flexible rule" j     He listed among the accomp-
ber of unorthodox plays. j that might be waived "in certain i lishments    the   social    security
Today is Football Day at UBC exceptional instances." j measures   which   have   brought
and tiie   Birds are out to gain i     The rule change affects only; about increases in the blind, dis-
victory. the Arts and Science faculty.       ability and old age pensions.
In agriculture, measures have
been undertaken to ensure the
farmers a fair share of the national income. Statutory holidays with pay have been granted to federal employees.
The Liberal official opposition
Further consideration is being given to the claim for un-   came in for strong criticism for
the "extravagant and irresponsible"   statements   it   is   making
about the new government policies.
The announcement comes on,     Mf_   FuUon   gtated   that   thfi
the heels of a lengthy commun- Liberals should have the cour-
ication concerning Lewin's case age of their convictions and vote
and subsequently sent to thc UIC against the government, if they
umpire by Students' Council. foc>1 so Wrongly about the issues
Insurance Claim
rence Lewin and  aired  in The Ubyssey some weeks ago,  a
spokesman  for  the  UIC   has  announced.
Open House' Needs Co-operation
You club presidents are
breaking Mike Jefferies' heart
Last year 30 clubs displayed
or put on performances, this
year only about 20 have indicated that they have something
in mind for our Centennial
Year Open House. Clubs
MUST notify the Open House
eo-ordinator," whined Jeffery
today.    This i.s the deadline.
Even   if  you   need   no  assist
ance from the Open House committee --  this is tiie deadline!
Club presidents are warned
that if im word is heard from
them, the committee mill assume  that  their  club   will   not
<li inlay and no space or financial consideration will be given
the  club.
Clubs are asked lo submit lo
tiie Onen House Co-ordinator
of ('ink; by December ath at
the latest:
* A general description of
their   proposed   display.
* An estimate of expenses
ti'.e organization   will   i:i-
ii] r.
* A siatement of 'he space
and si/e they propose to
Details of t'-e display must
he hHiked afti r in11 later than
January   15.     No   changes   in
budget   allocations  can   be   accepted after this date.
Complete and final information regarding displays must
be submitted not later than
January 'M so that the Open
House program may be used
.for   advance  publicity.
Open house dates this year
are February 28 and March 1.
The- (heme: "The University -is
a Partner in the Community"
and "The Unb'crsity . , . fid
Years of Progress" (in enujuue-
I ion wit h the Centennial).
r.ach organization will he
responsible for the design and
construction of their display.
Thc committee will supply
some of tiie basic requirements
such as lumber and nails. The
Clubs are expected to finance
themselves   from     their     own
Poll Favors
Supp Cut
UBC student strongly support
the new , ruling which stales
that Arts and Science students
will be allowed to write only
one supplimental examination
in future.
"This ruling is long overdue
and will serve to help eliminate
those students who don't deserve to be at university in the
first place." according to Lion
J. Sharzer, Arts 111.
In a letter to AMS president
Mr.  Fulton,  in  B.C. to study
Ben   Trevino,   dated   November  lhc lhrcatcncd shutdown of the
18, UIC manager H. Keelch dis-, Britannia Mine, announced that
closed that Council's letter had | the mine would stay open pending government investigation of
methods  for putting the  opera-
been turned over to the insurance officer.
This means that the insurance
officer is now empowered to reverse Lewin's disqualification if
he feels new and relevant facts
have been brought to light.
Dr. Signori, head of the
Psychology    department
that "allowing an extreme safety
valve   of   throe   sunplementals,
Even  if the insurance  officer
1 UBC   does   not   feel   that   his   earlier
stated   decision should be changed, 1ho
ca.se must go before a board of
referees   for   consideration.
budgets, but help will be given   the   .student   does   not   feel   the
by  the  committee  win re  justified.
Presidents who have not yet
specified whether tlvy will be
entering a display are asked
to drop over to Ihe ()pc n 1 louse
oft ice on the north side of
1'mock Hall led,in . lulorma! ion
is available on fde about lhc
various displays in 1 lie 1 '.).">.'>
Open   House.
ncce.isily of a  final examination
efi.H'i  al   Kaster.
"In the past, final exams have
proved unsuccessful in pmssing
Ihe majority of students, and in
this respeel are a waste of
lime," said   Dr. Signori.
John .Sutton Ails I feels that
if students can'' pass the final
( xam they should repeat the
Lewin   will   receive  commun
ications   from   the   UIC   dealing   and spoke to a c
with   these   new   developments,   in Arts 101).
and  he  can exercise the option  mm^mm^mmmmmmmmm^
of   appearing   in   person   at   thi
sitting of the board  of  referee;
when tlnv ileal with his case.
tion on a .sound basis.
In a long question and answer
period the minister said he had
no right to interfere with the
administration of the criminal
law by the provincial attorney-
"Any neglect of that duty is
a mat tei' between the provincial
government and its electors."
Mr. Fulton was sponsored by
the   campus   Conservative  Club
uicily audience
Trevino immediately mailed a
reply Wednesday, to Keetch. ask
ing   that  representatives   of   the
AMS be permitted  to appear in
, conjunction with Lewin's appeal
Faculty delegates for faculty editions of the Ubyssey
meet today in the Ubyssey
office. Page 2
|lt*«    THE    UBYSSEY
Thursday,   November 21,  1957
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The Exprnshii Story:
Tighten  Rules  For  Repeaters
(Reprinted from  Toronto  "VARSITY"
With the release of the Planning Committee report, a lot of last year's university
news assumes a new significance.
It is especially interesting to take a
second look at the new faculty salary rates,
and at present Sidney Smith's hint that
in the future students will not be readmitted
if they failed their year.
In 1968 there will be twice as many
faculty members on campus. Those in the
lower salary ranges will be gained through
a new emphasis on graduate studies already
mentioned in this column.
Most of them will have to be lured here
through the university's reputation and an
assurance of a salary in reasonable relation
to their talents.
The new faculty pay increases should
do much to accomplish fhis purpose.
There are other plans for attracting
faculty here, but they are not yet ready for
release. Dr. Murray Ross said last night.
Conversely, while the university is
using every possible means to get more
faculty, they are even now faced with the
problem of turning away students. This
problem i.s bound to become more acute as
the university grows.
There were 190 applicants for the first
year of the faculty of Law this year. About
110 were chosen, and of those 86 entered
the class. Last year's class numbered 50.
That means that almost as many were
turned  away  as are  now enrolled  at  the
faculty. Every person in the freshman class
this year had an A or B average.
This i.s not a representative indication
of the course of the university in the next
ten years. But it is evident that something
will have to be done.
President Sidney Smith, in his report
last year, hinted that in the future no one
who had missed a vear would be allowed
back into university. There are no plans to
initiate a regulation to that effect yet, Dr.
Ross said.
But a new regulation was passed in
September concerning those who missed
their year. A.s of next September, anyone
who has failed to obtain standing twice in
the same year will not be allowed to register
in that year or in any other course.
The regulation was also re-worded to
include the few who register and do not
take examinations. Previously they were
not considered to have failed. Now they
will be. There is one student who enrolled
this year in General Arts for the fourth
year and has never taken an examination.
Some of the professional faculties have
regulations which do not allow more than
one failure in the course of the university
Thus it is probable that within tho
next few years enrollment will be curtailed,
and regulations will be tightened up.
Let us hope that the choice will be a
wise one. The university will suffer if a
desire for scholarship is allowed to overshadow the need for a well-rounded person.
For the past hundred years
the British Empire has been
under constant attack from
every conceivable corner of
the globe, it has been and still
is the favorite target of nations
who lacked the guts and enterprise to build their owrT empires, nations that, were late in
the race for their own overseas
possessions and those nations
that would like to see British
"Oppression" lifted just long
enough for they themselves to
move in (in these last two cata-
gories the Americans have
strange  companions).
Now I am not an Englishman, but I have lived in that
great country long enough to
acquire a little of the peculiar
English idea of fair play, and
for that reason I wish to protest some of the remarks made
by the student speaker from
Nigeria at the Friday noon discussion on Africa.
The speaker came up with
the same old phrases that I
have heard so many times before, phrases suitable for the
Sunday night crowd around a
Hyde Park corner soap box,
but hardly suitable for an intelligent university discussion.
He claimed that great nations existed in West Africa before the advent of the European, now I'll not deny this,
but he gav& as an example
Timbuctoo. According to the
first French explorer to visit
the forbidden city of Timbuctoo it was a large sprawling
town of mud houses on the
edge of the desert, a far cry
from the gleaming city the
story tellers had pictured, the
squalor and disease can be well
imagined, but the most impor
tant detail was' the fact that
the town was ruled over and
completely controlled by the
Arabs, a conquering race that
originated in Arabia; the particular tribe that controlled
Timbuctoo was the Taureg, the
deserts cruellest and most savage. This was the Idyllic life
shattered by the Europeans,
The speaker then claimed
that the progress of the African people was hampered by
the Europeans. The speaker
is, I think, a graduate, may I
as a humble undergrad suggest
he look in a history book? See
how long the African people
occupied their continent unhindered by waves of invading
Goths and Huns. See just how
far they did progress in their
thousands of years. Does he
really believe that the wicked
colonists with their doctors
and teachers hindered the
growth of modern Africa? I
suggest quite the opposite.
If examples are necessary,
how about Abyssinia, the most
backward nation in UNO, or
Liberia, also in UNO, also un-
defiled by white hands and
just as backward. Nearer
home we have Haiti, are its
voodoo drums and bloodstained history part of the "progress" the Europeans hindered?
The speaker then hinted
that Africans were forced into
the armed forces during the
war. This is wrong! I have
served alongside units of the
African Rifles and those men
were all eager volunteers, and
proud of it.
Then came those hoary old
phrases about the Europeans
stripping the colonies of their
natural resources. One would
imagine a land of abandoned
mines, denuded forests and
barren plains, with the inhabitants bone-thin and starving.
But what do we exactly see?
Booming industries, great dams
and hydroelectric systems,
new mines opening up, thriving forest industries, fertile
lands wrested from the large
swamps and jungles, a high
standard of living, with food
and shelter for all and work
for anybody who wants it. For
every industry that existed
previously a thousand now
take its place, pouring their
money into the national economy. And who is to be
thanked? exploiting colonists
or men who truly had the interests of the country and its
inhabitants at heart?
And the people themselves.
The speaker on Friday was
from Nigeria, this part of Africa was long called the "White
man's grave" and for good
reason, few of the world's
deadliest diseases were not
rampant there in the "good old
days," and the infant mortality
rate was so high that polygamy
was no longer a pleasure but
a necessity for the continuation of the race. In fact the
speaker would most probably
not be here to condemn the
European if it were not for
European medicine.'
I will never say that all the
British did was good, but I will
say that too much unnecessary
mud has been thrown at the
Empire. Admittedly it is now
obsolete but the good it did,
outweighed the bad by a thousand to one. There were many
blunders, which could only be
expected in such a huge enterprise,   but   on   the   whole  the
British Empire was the biggest
contribution to progress the
world has seen since the Roman Empire. A sweeping
statement? I think not. I
have lived on four continents
and have seen it from close up.
I think history will prove it so.
And we as members of the
Commonwealth that has taken
its place can, and should, have
nothing but pride for it, and
the men who built it.
I would like to mention that
the British have a horror of
boasting of their achievements,
this is hard to understand here
in North America, but it exists
and for that reason they can
be attacked and belittled by
anybody who has a slight
grudge, real or imaginary,
without fear of correction. But
I have lived in Africa and I
have seen them steadily settling
their problems under a ceaseless rain of vicious abuse and
ignorant criticism. They have
my sympathy.
All through his speech on
Friday the speaker referred to
the Europeans as 'The Whites'.
For a man supposedly working
for harmony between the races,
this is an unfortunate phrase,
Has he ever been referred to
in the same manner on this
campus?    I think not.
I have seen Africans in all
walks of life, shared school
benches with them, and worked beside them, I have been a
guest in their homes and have
even fought beside them against their own people^ and
my opinion is that in this difficult time they deserve something better than old clothes
and soap box oratory which
can do nothing but harm.
Letters to the Editor
Rugby ond Football
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
It has been my opinion in
the past that English rugby at
UBC followed the old tradition
of "all for the game." It appears that UBC players are
playing for personal gain and
press coverage. The rugby
team and supporters inform us
that they play against the best
teams in North America. (It
is the only league of its kind).
Where else in North America
can a university team play
against a group of Saturday
night beer drinkers, beat them
mercilessly, nine time out of
ten, and have them come back
for more the following Saturday.    In their pursuit of pub-
Did Mr. Charles Represent India?
Mr. J. K. Charles impresses
one as being a highly intelligent and educated man, but
even so, Ins use of the English
language is very imperfect.
When speaking on the subject
of "Communism in India", he
gave us the impression that his
country is composed of a very
impatient, jealous and ambitious people, willing through a
policy of expediency to sell out
their country to the biggest
offer of economic aid. His
clumsy, insensitive use of
words might have led some to
believe that he had a fanatical
and naive political outlook.
However, J. K. Charles is an
educated man, having earned
an M.A. in India, and now taking a doctorate at McGill.
At St. Andrew's Chapel the
day before, he spoke of the selective Hindu religion, the religion that allowed a sort of unitarian tolerance in thc concept
of God, that took from Christianity what it could use for
the new culture of an India
which is minimizing the importance of castes and maximizing the spirit of social mobility and rapid industrial
growth, but without the inconvenience of adopting Christianity as a unique religion.
However. it soon became
evident   that   this   religious  ec-
I- eticism v. m I ■ be ■ ivim credit
for similar present political
and economic attitudes. "To
accept economic aid unilaterally," he said, "would put India in the position of expressing a bias." There's an element of comedy in that statement. When we hear him
state that economic aid from
the West is "wholly insufficient" and hear him advocate
a Communist government for
"greater economic progress,"
to end "endless quarrels and
conflicts", and to produce "a
greater standard of living." we
are given the impression, in
terms none too subtle, that India wishes to further her ends
by playing Russia and the West
off against each other.
To state this point of view
so blandly and to plead for
more economic aid is a threat
or an attempt to discredit the
present government under
Threats are not likely to
produce sympathy. Al the
same time, we refuse to let J.
K. Charles misrepresent his
country. We trust that his fellow Indians do not subscribe
to his views that Communism
would be a better form of government however hard the
present democratic government is finding it to acquire
capital to initiate a huge industrial   program;   and   we  are
sure that the present government is aware of the importance of retaining the balance
of friendship of the West.
J. K. Charles argued that the
masses of India are suffering
from an inferiority complex,
and that their freedom is meaningless when they have a need
for food, clothing, education,
and a more "efficient government." But we recall that so
large a percentage of India's
people are illiterate that they
could hardly be vividly aware,
yet, of the discrepancy between their own and the
West's standards of living, nor
are we convinced that if they
lost their freedom they would
value it so little, or that a more
"efficient" government would
be more beneficial to them.
This seems to be, not the demands of the masses, but of an
economic preacher, with nothing short of a revolution in
mind, at any cost whatever to
the people of his country. A
pair of fanatical eyes reflecting the brute resurgence of
Soviet Russia.
What is most remarkable is
that he advocates the installation of a Communist government by the vote. Legislative
measures to end all legislative
measures. But the idea of a
true nationalist communism,
and Yugoslavia is not excluded,   :s   rather   quixotic,   Under
such a government, aid from
Russia would lack the propaganda incentive, and the valued neutrality of India would
disappear. We are not convinced that Mr. Charles is serious.
Apparently, by appearing as
a rather obnoxious envoy, Mr.
Charles hopes to scare up more
economic aid. Granted, Canada should be much more generous in her gifts, loans, and
technical aid to India. We
should expand the Columbo
Plan. India is in great need
of foreign capital; she has
plenty of trained and skilled
men lo participate in this development. The value of Canadian money in India i.s shown
when we learn that it only requires $3 a month to house,
feed and clothe a child now in
poverty. Certainly wc should
respond, and be more aware
of our preposterous wealth in
comparison to the mass of Indians.
But we are not likely to respond, nor is foreign capital
likely to be attracted, when
such an envoy threatens and
saws the air. It is security that
capital seeks primarily; and
greater economic aid would be
encouraged only wiih a much
stronger assurance lhat India
most values her alliance with
the Wesl.
licity criticize the policy of the
Ubyssey  sports  editors.
Usually a sports page writes
up the sports that are in season. American football is in
season for two months of the
year. If the rugby league and
players cannot decide on a season and insist on playing their
game seven months of the year
they should be left in their ignorance and suffer the consequences, poor coverage for
seven months rather than good
coverage for two months.
These same players and associates are especially wrong
and unrealistic in their criticism of American football. The
rugby teams and their associates must not denounce football for the sake of a laurel
The rugby people must realize that the football team has
an American challenge to
match, a challenge in the form
of scholarships, football dorms,
training tables and above all
co-operation from the Administration Dept. in the planning
of time tables. The football
team and its associates meet
this challenge with guts and
spirit, and they are respected
(believe it or not) by the players and coaches of the Evergreen  conference.
The Rugby-players challenge
is the World Cup; they have
won this trophy six times in
eleven tries. Their excuse for
losing: "California's team consisted of big, tough, American
football players, the same people they look down their noses
at on this campus. We have
the coaching staff, facilities,
potential players, football
players and the co-operation of
the B.C. Lions to play first division ball in the Evergreen
We do not need Athletic
scholarships, although they
would help, but we must have:
1. Co-operation from thc administration in synchronization of time tables so that thc
players will have adequate
time to practice and study.
2. An education system
within thc schools and on the
Campus to convince Juvenile
and Junior players as well as
anybody strongly interested in
football to come out and play.
3. Modification of the ineligibility rules to compare with
the standards of other Evergreen   conference   schools.
None of the above will cost
the University or the students
any extra money. The end result will be a decrease in AMS
fees because the students will
not have to support athletics.
Football at UBC can be a
winning proposition. We do
not need the support of the
high-brow intellectual who has
chastized the team in the past
and a sports editorial last year.
We want people who are interested to support the team.
With a winning team we
will relieve the support of the
citizens of Vancouver. (The
B.C. Lions do not rely only on
club members and relatives.
In the same way we should
not have to rely entirely on
student support).
Football at UBC with a dynamic spirit and support of the
student body can, and with the
right attitude, will support the
Athletic Budget at UBC.
Arts I.
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Food Services
We Wont Answers
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
As part of the student body
receiving criticism in your Friday editorial concerning campus food, wc acknowledge belatedly the merits of both your
In view of thc virtual monopoly held by the Food Services
Committee and the total dependence (of students upon the
services, student opinion of the
quality of food and service rendered must not be ignored. We
endorse enthusiastically your
efforts to focus attention on
this  intolerable  situation.
Surely, if the student body-
are not to be exploited, salient
facts should be published.
These facts should include receipt and disbursement of monies of thc various eating establishments such as the faculty
club, student residences, and
campus eating facilities.
Are these self-supporting? Is
purchasing and management
efficient? Why, for example,
ought prices of coffee and other
items be the same as those
charged in commercial ventures of a similar nature down
(own" In such cases rents are
much higher and greater services are provided. T.ieso are
a few of the questions which
should be answered. It would
seem apparent that the council
representative who is planning
io  defer   taking   any   action   is
acting clearly in breach of the
duty conferred upon him. Not
only should his name be revealed, but accounting ought
to be demanded for his maintaining this attitude. If he does
not have power to correct the
alarming situation, then this
too should be made known to
the student body, so that much
stronger measures may be
Without labouring the matter at this time, we strongly
urge all those concerned to
canvass thoroughly the matter,
and to give the student body
not merely sensible answers,
but decided improvements in
the quality of food services.
D. H. Vickers, W. Armstrong
J. A. McCrossan, G. Hurst, D.
Nevis, R. M. Macintosh, D. H.
Green, Izidor Wolfe, Howard
Thomas, Rolant Spring, Ken
Schurling, K. Husband, John
Cochrane, B. Bagshaw, J. G.
Connell, A. Davis, L. C. Bra-
han, G. Morrison, J. Thompson
N. Ornstien, B. W. Wasson, G.
Moseley, S. Simons, J. Giles, C.
Jonsson, W. N. Robins, J. B.
Molson, J. J. Carugan, M. Butler, S. Huberman, G. Castle, J.
MacKay, A. Scow, S. Schumacher, L. M. Candido, W. Light-
body, .). W. Green, P. G, Corbett, J. Bruk, C. G. Ray, L.
Hanson, T. Hansen, M. Herman
and Ralph Long.
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Editor, Thc Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
May I use the columns of
your wonderful newspaper to
register a complaint I would
like to lay with the people who
are in charge of the cards
given to us students at registration for use in the library?
if.      tf.       if.
Thanks! Maybe!
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
We would like to express
our appreciation for the extended coverage given our
speaker, Mr. K. J. Charles, on
his Monday noon, Arts 100 address.
Now   that   this   information
could no longer interefore witli
the   publication   of   the   write-
up,   would   you   please  inform
your readers that Mr. Charles
was sponsored  by the SCM?
Yours truly,
I'resioent  S.C.M. Thursday,  November 21, 1957
Page 3
VRC Wins
Stu Smith
UBC's Varsity rugger team
continued to have its troubles
last Saturday, dropping a 11-9
decision to thc Vancouver Rowing Club squad,
In their last four games, Chiefs
have won one, lost two, and
tied one game and have not
once crossed their opponents
line. It is apparent that their
vaunted running attack has temporarily broken down. Crack
VRC winger Georgie Puil went
over on Saturday to give his
club the winning margin.
In the first half of thc weekend battle it was a place kicker's
game. Twice, hooker Stu Smith
put Varsity ahead 3-0 and 6-3
but both times the Rower's fullback Barry Stubbs tied it up.
In the second frame, thc Rowers
got the break they were looking
for. Puil booted a loose ball 50
yards down the field, outraccd
the Chief's defence, and pounced
on the ball as it rolled over the
line, Stubbs converted to give
the "Club" a 11-6 edge. Stu
Smith closed the gap with another penalty goal but time ran
out and the score closed at 11-9.
UBC Braves blasted the N.S.
All Blacks Seconds 45-5 with
a fine exhibition of fast,
rugby at Confederation
Brian  McGavin  and  G
tafson led the .scoring with four
and two tries respectively.
The rugged Braves' scrum was
too powerful for the North Shore
club and, using coach Max
Howell's various plays, could
score almost at will from both
the loose scrams and lincouts.
The win keeps the Braves in
first place with six straight victories.
The Phys Ed Papooses made it
five in a row with 15-0 whitewash of the West Van Barbarians
while the Redskins dropped another, this time bowing to the
Meralomas second team  16-5.
TORONTO (CUP) — Toronto
University professor John Farina
charged that sports "breed
cheating, larceny, and downright sadism."
His condemnation of allietics
—Canadian hockey in particular
— has roused comment from
every quarter.
Farina, professor in the Toronto School of Social Work,
claims that in the professional
field it is management and in
the amateur field it is coaching
that is at fault.
He stated that thc admixture
of professional and amateur is
causing athletics to become
"If the community in general
gives its support to cruelty in
athletics, then perhaps these are
thc genuine social values," he
Farina w'as quarterback for
the UBC football team for three
years, and was an official in the
West Coast football league. He
was also interviewed recently on
the CBC television program
HAMILTON — Nov. 8 —
Extramural studies have been
struck from the study courses
at McMastcr's University. The
extra-mural program was similar
to a home correspondence course.
The Extension Department
chief explained that "Lecture
centres away from the campus
are replacing the now-defunct
extra-mural courses."
— The space age has caught
up with McGill University.
Theme of an exhibitin of rare
books on display at the Redpath
Library is "Satellites and space
MANITOBA   —   Nov.   13   —
New facilities and buildings are
being constructed at thc University   of   Manitoba   to   meet   an j
estimated   100  per cent  rise  in j
enrollment  by   1965. j
Projects  include new sewers,
greater  parking  area,   a   Home |
management  building, students'
residence,  and  an  Agricultural
Profs Star In
Field Hockey
Members of the faculty have
clone the seemingly impossible
as they accomplished the feat
of holding the Varsity scoreless
as the two teams fought to a
draw in P.C. Field Hockey Association   play.
The performances of associate
professors J. Chapman and J.
Prescott were mainly responsible for the Blackbirds feat.
In other men's field hockey
action the UBC Blues lost out
to the West Coast Rangers 5-2
and thc UBC Golds were edged
3-2  by the Grasshoppers.
The high scoring Varsity team,
which had averaged five goals
a game going into Saturday's
contest, were continually foiled
by   Mr.   Prescotts   goalkeeping.
When he wasn't kicking shots
out, Mr. Chapman wa.s harassing
the Varsity forwards in such a
manner that they were unable
to gel shots away and when
they did they invariably went
The territorial play was definitely held by Varsity as their
goalie was called upon to make
only four plays throughout the
entire game.
TORONTO — Nov. 12—Women have been barred from a
Hart House Debate here where
the honorary guest was United
States Senator John F. Kennedy,
n possible candidate in the next!
U.S. Presidential election. J
The debate:  "Has  the United1
States failed in  its responsibilities as world leader?"
In explanation of the ruling
of the debates committee the
chairman said: "Our first duty
is to the members of the House"
— and a debate with women in
the debates room or in some
other room would not work out
as a proper debate."
Toronto women marched in
protest on the night of the debate, but the ruling was no
Issued For
Brock Hall
1. All activities cease by 11:30
p.m. Monday through Saturday.
2. No signs posted on outside
3. All clubs and organizations
in Brock or Brock Huts shall
be responsible for the cleanliness
of their rooms which are to be
swept out once a day.
4. Phones for clubs and undergrad business are provided in
the Extension. Phones in the
AMS and Students' Council offices are for use of Students'
Council and AMS employees
5. No food shall be allowed
into the Lounge or Art Gallery.
6. No bottles or beverages
shall be allowed into the Lounge
ort Art Gallery,
7. No card playing shall be
allowed in the Lounge or Art
8. No chess or other games
shall be allowed in the Lounge
or Art Gallery.
9. No feet on the furniture.
10. No furniture moved without notifying Proctor.
Violations of the above rules
may result in a fine or cancellation of AMS privileges.
GUELPH — Nov. 13 — According to the "Ontarion" of
this Veterinary College, in a
front-page editorial, "The problem of casual friendship on this
campus is a long-standing one."
The Front Page also included
the notices that "The French
Supreme court has decided that
a cow is within her rights to
kick a veterinarian."
Important meeting of all
frosh Council reps. Friday at
12:30 in Room 354. Brock Extension. All must attend!
(Continued From Page 1)
PRE-DENTAL — Dr. Gallagher will speak to the club Friday, not tomorrow a.s previously
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UNIV. BAPTIST CLUB meeting at 12.30, Physics 301. Dr.
Vance Webster of Eugene, Ore.,
will speak on the topic: "Is Your
Life Worth Living?"
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speaker, Les Sheraton of Photo-
lee Ltd., will speak on "Making
high quality prints" at noon in
Arts 204.
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MUSIC CLUB at noon in the
Music Room, Piano Concerto by
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S.C.M.   in   Arts   207,   "Racial
Problems in the South."
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meet at 12.30 in HG-13 to discuss trip to Crown Zcllerbach
planned for Monday night.
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UNIV. TENNIS CLUB —Important organizational meeting
at noon in Phy. 302. Imperative
that all members attend, in order that club officers may be
International  House
Flies  Fifty Flags
NURSES - PRE-MED MIXER Friday in Brock Hall
prompts Jean Francis andLloy Pountney, both fourth-
year nursing, to prepare apathetic pre-Med students with
a practical rejuvenation of campus spirit. By the way,
what is in that bottle? —photo by Walt Hatcher
Pre Medical Society Dance
To Be Rendition Of "TREK
President Pre-Mcd Society
Are your troubles psyshosomatic? Does tired blood prevent you from enjoying your Chem labs and, give yu tha'
lab-coat complexion? ?    ~
As a remedy to these tell-tale
symptoms of deflated living, Pre-
Meds and nurses present the
Med's Mixer, a frolicking, what-
care-I rendition of the Third
Great Trek.
Over 150 nurses from the Vancouver General Hospital will
make a pilgrimage to Brock Hall
next Friday evening for tho annual dance with Pre-Meds.
Because of the large turn-out
of nurses expected this year, the
Pre-Medical Society will open
the dance to all students in biological and pure sciences.
Attractive door prizes are
planned (no, not nurses) and admission i.s only 45 cents, or two
for 75 cents.
Cars for the motorcade from
the General Hospital are still
urgently needed. Volunteers —
please leave their names in the
Pre-Med Society office, room 258
in the Brock Extension.
Remember, that's next Friday,
November 22 in Brock from
nine to twelve.
It should be a real ball.
FLUORIDATION will be dis-
cussed by Dr. Canz today at
noon in Physics 200.
Your old double breasted suit
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Flags of 50 nations flew over the sucl-turnin;.
for Canada's first International House Wedne.idav
Two-hundred and fifty spectators '
stood in the cold while Re?, Rose,
president of Rotary Club of Van- '•
couver presented Dean Andrews
with a three foot long cheque
for  $150,000.
Dean Andrews termed the
fund raising a "magnificant ac-
complishmcnt" by the Rotary
Club. '  ;
Another speaker on thc platform called it a "dream come
Mr. Rose turned thc first sod.
and a large yellow bulldozer
came along to finish the job.
Construction on the house will
be started  immediately, so that
it will be ready for use in Sep-,
Photographs and a  model  of
the   house   were  shown   at   thc :
Faculty Club reception. |
The building will have a flat
roof and split levels, containing '.
a   large   games   room,   lounge, j
library, and other facilities.
per   "^ JL     week
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Ghana Debate
On Friday
"Ghana Key    to    Africa's
Future." will be the topic lossed
in hot debate Friday noon in
Arts 100 when United Nations
Club and World University Service Committee present the fourth
in the series of di.-.cus.si<>ns on
"FiiHTLiim;  At rum "
Two students discussing the
issue will be Fall Mne.l immery.
U!.!(.' stiideiil who attended the
WUSC Seminar Accra. Ghana,
last summer and liudolpii Amar-
ley    whose   hour hi ml   h   11 hana.
The present policies of the
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the   Western   Reading  Laboratory   advertisement.
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telephone CH. 7513.
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Tuesday,   November   21,   1957
Miss BC Lions  - Carol Lucas
Is Attending The University
Did you know that Miss B.C.
Lions attends UBC? Have you
seen her on the campus? No?
Say, man, you haven't LIVED!
Carol Lucas, alias, Miss Bur-
nftby, alias Miss Pacific National Exhibition, alias Mi;;s
B.C.. Lions is taking the emergency program in education.
Carol will be flying TCA November 27 to the Grey Cup
game in Toronto. Sponsored by
the B.C. Lions, she is one of
the candidates for Miss Grey
Anions the exciting events on
her agenda while she is in Toronto are luncheons, dinners,
television appearances, and, of
course, the Grey Cup parade,
game and semi-formal.
Internationally famous people will serve al one of her
luncheons, and Prime Minister
John Diefenbaker will open one
ol iier dinners,
Carol became Miss B.C. Lions
automatically when she was
chosen Miss PNE. In the Miss
PNE contest she was judged
for beauty  of  face and figure
(.'*() per cent), poise (20 per
cent), personality (20 per cent),
general ability (20 per cent),
and talent (10 per cent). Ihe
Miss Grey Cup contest will be
judged on a  similar  basis.
Among the gifts she has received as a result of being
selected a beauty queen are
a clie.st of sterling silver, a
rhinestone necklace and earring set of mother-of-pearls evening bag, and a hand-tooled
Mexican overnight case.
The prizes for Miss Grey
Cup are a MG convertible and
a two-day trip to New York.
The two runners-up will receive
complete wardrobes of clothes.
Carol attended South Burnaby High School where she
took an active part in basketball and track. She graduated
with a "B" average.
Her hobbies are singing, sewing, cooking and playing drums.
During the .summer she worked as a secretary at Canadian
Forest Products.
Carol said that tho position
of chaperone for her Grey Cup
trip   was  open.
Narcotic Cases
Prosecution Or?
Former crown prosecutor, W. H. Hei'fernan spoke to the
Law Undergraduate Society Wednesday concerning the legal
aspects of prosecuting narcotic cas.es.
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FLUORIDATION will be discussed today at noon in Physics 200 by Dr. Katz. who has
come to UBC through the
efforts of the ' Pro-Dental
Student    handbooks    are     ,
darn  near  sold  out. \
Even though lhey cost 35     j
cents and contain hundreds     !
of typographical errors.
There are only a couple
of hundred copies left. Act
Filmsoc War Series
Due to Ihe overwhelming
response lo the "War
Series," Filmsoc has announced an additional showing of the last two films of
Ihe  series.
Today the "Battle of Russia will be shown at 12:30
and 2:30. Tomorrow the
"Battle of Britain" will be
run at 12:30 and 1:30. The
admission will be 15 cents,
or  by pass.
Filmsoc hopes by additional showings, to have
seats for everyone. Still,
first  come, first served.
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Mr. lleffernan who lias prosecuted 2,000 cases dealing with
narcotics, related much of the
behind the scene work necessary
in bringing the drug trafficer
to justice.
Many of thc cases that gained
newspaper headlines in the past
1 six or seven years were referred
I lo by Mr. Hei'fernan.
! He spoke of the large syndicates such as the Sliivetti gang,
the Malik Bros., and the large
syndicate   taken  over   by   Sem-
:inik in 1954.
!     Most of these gangs are now
I defunct but new ones continual-
i ly crop up lo replace those that
Mr.   lleffernan   continued   by
commending the work done by
(he   police   forces   and   special
undercover  agents  on   uncover-
i ing the leaders of these  syndi-
I cates and  the men  and  women
j who peddled their drugs.
I     Most of these people are now
j dead,  taking  a  forced  vacation
[ in the famous "New Westminster
Hotel," or holidaying anywhere
but in Vancouver.
Mr.  Heffernan  concluded his
, talk  with some advice to those
; law students aspiring to be trial
After suggesting various ref-
; erences, and legal authorities
that might be studied, Mr. Heffernan closed with advice garnered from his personal experience, "Don't let yourself be
pushed by your client, a good
lawyer always gets his fee."
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Thursday.   November 21, 1957
UBC Fall Plays Show Much Talent But Badly Damaged Scripts
Thc Fall Plays presented by
the UBC Players' Club each
year arc somewhat experimental, almost workshop productions. This was more than
usually true this year, for the
three plays presented each evening were all cut down, by thc
directors, to approximately
one third of their original
length. Some rewarding moments were in evidence, but
the result was, largely, rather
less than salutary.
The first play of the evening
was Strindberg's "The Link-',
directed by Peter Brockington.
It was the shortest play of thc
three, and was so at the sacrifice of both pace and logical
development of theme. The
dialogue of thc principles consisted, generally, of exposition,
and when it did not, it was full
of ex-machina revelations,    as
when thc baron announced
that his wife had but five years
to live.
The action of this play deals
with the public suit for separation of a Baron and his wife,
before a jury of their social
inferiors. A suit is necessary
because the custody of their
child, the rather obvious 'link'
of Strindberg's title, is involved. Within the narrow framework Strindberg has allowed
him, and that he has himself
made still more narrow, director Peter Brockington has extracted performances from his
cast that give, fairly constantly, the appearance of life,
however contrived and governed by expedition their
actions prove to be.
The part of the baron was
played by Larry Fofonoff, who
sustained a fine dignity for the
most part, but wavered uncomfortably in expressing profound emotions. Maureen
O'Shea, as the baroness, was
convincingly asp-like, but consistently so, thus sacrificing
what depth the part allowed
James Taylor as the youth-
lul judge, was callow enough.
but not sufficiently judicious,
and Daryl Logan, as the cynical pastor, was a little too
splenetic to be fully credible.
The second production was
the second act of Kelly's "The
Torchbearers". It is a hugely
funny farce, edged with bitter
satire, and pointed with terrible accuracy straight at tho
heart of the community theatre
Directed by Doris Chilcott, it
moved along at a manic clip,
slowing down only for a brief
period when  some plot found
its way into the goings-on. This
jot ri\u tion was unnecessary,
and could have been cut witli
no detrimental effects to the
rest of the action, which,
thanks to director Chilcott,
was superbly timed.
The cast as a whole responded well to this excellent direction, but there were, as well,
antic flashes of comic genius
from the actors themselves.
These were especially evident
in the work of John Sparks,
whose egotistic incompetence
and Chaplinesque entrances
and   exits   were     shatteringly
Brock Art Gallery Defended
(Following is a reply to John Darling's criticism of
the Brock Art Collection by Dr. Ian McNairn, curator of
UBC's Fine Arts Gallery, former assistant curator of the
Tate Gallery in London.—B.H.)
It is now nearly a month since the Brock Hall collection was hung in its new gallery. This has allowed time
for re-appraisal of the paintings, and, since this is the
nucleus of what is hoped will be an important collection
of Canadian art, we should take it seriously and look at
it critically.
A few weeks ago, shortly
after the hanging, there was
a critical review of the paintings in this paper. After careful scrutiny and chop-stick
picking, thc review conveyed
the impression that the paintings were not mii-h {rood. Although there were msny points
in this article with which I
disagreed, and many wiich I
would accept, I was particularly impressed by the intentions
of the article. Thc writer obviously took time to look at
the paintings, and I'm willing
to wager that of our 8,000 students no eight of them have
taken the time to examine them
as closely as he did. The seriousness of the article therefore calls for careful consideration. I hope it was a stimulus
to some to look at the paintings a second time. It is surprising how few people really
look at paintings and how
many are ready to give their
opinion about them. I secretly
suspect that the author ol' the
article enjoys the paintings
more than he did before he
scrutinized them. He certainly
knows a lot more about them.
I suppose those who are
reading this article are waiting for my argument in defence
of the Brock Hall collection.
Normally, I should decline and
say "let the paintings speak
for thesmelves." I really don't
mind what your reaction is, as
long as it is without prejudice
or without preconceived antipathy and as long as it Ls
made after serious contemplation of the paintings. Approached in this way, good art needs
no explanation or defence.
However, I must rise to the
bait. I am doing so to encourage
controversy — a healthy atmosphere for art.
Mr. Darling concentrated his
criticism on Hodgson's 'Painting Full Grown." To him, the
painting has no central locus;
to me, it has. To him, it says
nothing; to me, it says a great
deal. To him, it seems trite; to
me, it seems filled with imagination and is deeply moving.
Obviously, we have no common
ground here — no basis for
argument, just a difference of
opinion. When he comes to de:
tails, then, I can see how he is
looking at thc painting. He
singles out a yellow spot and
complains that it does not command attention — and why
should it? He says there is no
unity of rhythm surrounding
it, and why should there be'.'
He complains that it isn't spontaneous, and why should it be?
The critic couldn't see the
painting for the spots of paint.
There is an unusual combination and balance of color forms
in this work, and it must be
considered as a carefully integrated whole. We can't pick it
to pieces because it wasn't nut
together in pieces. I don't like
using musical terminology in
relation to paintim;, but sometimes   it    is   helpful.      This   is
counterpoint in color; we can't
remove one tone and criticize
it but we must think of the
whole relationship. Only in
this way will the painting have
I have selected only one part
of the article for my rebuttal
and only enough to indicate
another way of looking at thc
paintings. I am merely suggesting another point of view. I
hope it may encourage more
people to try to form opinions
about them,
Symphony at UBC
On Thursday, November 14,
the Vancouver Symphony Or
chestra gave its annual concert
in the auditorium. The program consisted entirely of
more or less "modern" works.
rather badly chosen and distributed.
Mr. Hoffman opened the program with his rendition of
Prokofieff's Classical Symphony, a work deceptive in its
simplicity. One must give the
orchestra credit for their interpretation, which, while heavy
and lacking the degree of 'rapport' for the neoclassical idiom
necessary to give this delightful work thc color and life
which it can possess, was not
as laboring as one might have
expected, and, best of all, was
not encumbered too much by
the "faux pas" that have been
customary from the brass.
The orchestra proceeded to
Claude Champagne's "Symphonic Gaspesienne," a work
which in reality was more a
tone poom in the post-romantic
tradition than a symphony.
There was much of the Sibc
litis in the music, and would
it be too fanciful to imagine a
harmonic structure reminiscent
of Glanville-Hicks and the
Vaughan Wiiliams of the '30's?
The rendition was as good as
could be expected under the
conditions, except that the climaxes, (of which there were
undoubtedly too many for the
success of the composition)
were all afforded the same degree of realization. Had they
been fully exploited, the 'tutti'
passages, although much over-
scored, would have possessed
considerable effectiveness.
Richard Strauss' tone-poem
"Death and Transfiguration'
was dreary beyond description.
I must confess to a personal
feeling that the first fifty or
so bars of a Strauss composition stimulate in the listener
only a vast longing for the penultimate cadence!
I think most people were
disappointed by tiie final work,
the Khatchaturian "Masquerade Suite," which proved to
be crass and vulgar to an extent exceeded only by the interpretation of it. This was.
at  best, circus music.
Olympian Wrath
Mr. John Darling,
Critics' Page
I am afraid, although I have
made a sincere and humble attempt, that both the relevance
(in any sense .of the word) and
the instructive value of your
remarks on my own "critical"
foray have succeeded entirely
in escaping me. I can assume
only that either you have de-
The Readers Wild
liberately misunderstood what
it. is immediately obvious I wa.s
trying to do, in order to achieve
some obscure critical effect of
your own, or else you quite
simply had noihing at all to
"say" but felt it obligatory to
produce a few column inches
on my "Chocolates" epistle —
a piece of Olympian wrath and
sonorous indignation which has
set so carping a quill-pusher—
.so tremulous a member of critical beadledom as yourself aery,
and snapping clumsily at my
stockings. My overweening
pride — a sin of Hubris comparable only to that of a Spanish grandee — having caused
me to muster sword-cane to the
ready, I await you in the closet
of your lodgings.
In Umbrage,
tunny, as were Bruce Pey-
nian's artfully ill-concealed
case of high panic, and Bill
New's precious and effete back
stage bungler.
Notable among the ladies of
the cast were Deirdre "Woollett,
whose hemlock and magnolia
rendering of a jaded, are-spieling imposter was perfect, and
Gretchen Farris, who was imposingly accurate as a sweaty-
souled,   claxon-voiccd   ingene.
The whole cast, again, was
fine, but these were the pick
of the lot.
The third play, Synge's
"Deirdre of the Sorrows", was
immeasurably • damaged by
Peter Mannering's cuts, which
left the relationships fuzzy and
the action arbitrary, rather
than generated by the characters themselves. He did, however, leave in the dark currents of transient youth and
imminent death, and these provided some sort of emotional
continuity. As well, his direction of his highly accomplished cast — including Nina
Tomich, her appendix intact—
gave full play to what remained of the wry, wild music of
Synge's dialogue.
Accomplished as they are,
the cast as a whole needed the
missing structural motivation
to produce the fire necessary
to raise a performance above
the level of competence. Some
of them managed without it,
producing emotionally reward
ing moments apparently out of
thin air.
Bill Gordon, as the prince
Naisi, was capable of such
fiery moments, notably in the
third scene, while Shawn Harold, as the sought-after Deirdre, suffused all her moments
with a transcendent grace and
dignity. But the most spectacular performance of the evening, for this reviewer, was that
of Ken Kramer as Owen, a
soy. He managed to create, in
his short time onstage, a character of a depth and power
vastly exceeding that of the
material from which he created
it. He is an actor who deserves
assignments far more demanding than this.
Finally, this reviewer would
like to take issue with the
rather offensive gentleman
who sat a few rows behind
him, and who, during one of
the intermissions, noisely remarked that, obviously, "the
students should not be allowed
to choose their own plays."
I would like to point out that
it was not the ineptitude of the
student actors that made the
evening much less rewarding
.than it could have been, but
the decision to do an evening
of cut-down three act plays,
and that it is not the lack of
student talent that is to be deplored — for there is no such
lack — but the dearth of good
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