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 T^yiY Of    ^
Bam *
At Annual
No. 55
Roger McAffee photo
THE GRINNING FACE you see sneering at you above is
the ferocious new Editor-in-Chief (all pubsters bow to the
newly revered big white chief) who has overthrown the
present crooked, vice-ridden, incompetent regime to establish a kind(?) tyranny. Really, he's a really nice guy!.
Just wait until you have to enter his cage!
The NFCUS executive has
been investigating the possibility
of holding an exchange with Russian students in 1960.
The National Executive has resolved that it will attempt to arrange student exchange visits
between NFCUS and the Student
Council of the USSR this year.
Each country would undertake
the financial obligations of the
visiting delegation.
'tween classes
There will be a meeting today in the Men's Club Room—
Brock, at 12:30 for all those interested in Men's track for the
Intra-Mural track "meet.
* *   *
Dr. Mine speaks this Friday on
"Cantor's Theory of  the  Infinite"  at  8:00 p.m.  The meeting
' will be held at 5530 Kings Road.
* *   *
General meeting tomorrw at
12:30 in HL 1. Be sure to attend.
* *   *
Meeting Friday noon in Bu.
203. There will be a show of
the black and white prints sub-
mited to the Salon but not hung,
with comments for improving
them.   All   interested   are  wel-
■K     *     *
There   will be  no   duplicate
tonight since not enough interest was shown.
(continued on page 8)
Future Freshmen
Storm UBC Campus
All universities in Canada
have been asked to participate in
this scheme, and to contribute
toward the cost of the Russian
visit in proportion to their enrollment.
The cost to UBC has been tentatively set at $500, but if
enough universities are interested, a lower figure would probably be set.
President Pete Meekison will
ask Student Council this Monday to approve this expenditure
and accept the NFCUS invitation
to participate in the scheme.
Each University would also be
required to house and feed the
Russian delegation while at that
University — probably never
more than one or two days.
It is expected that the delegation would number between ten
and fifteen students.
Time of the visit has been suggested as the last half of October
and the first half of November.
NFCUS point out that we are
already indebted to the Russian
students, who:
3) in 1956, received for three
weeks, at 'no cost, a Canadian
student group travelling, on
WUSC's summer seminar programme;
b) have faciliated travel for
the NFCUS travel tours both last
year and this year at reasonable
c) have undertaken to receive
a Canadian student delegation
this year at no cost provided we
receive their delegation.
It is felt that such an exchange
would be most beneficial for all
universities who do partcipate,
for Canadian students generally
who would benefit from the exchange of ideas, and for Canada's international relations.
Impressed and shocked, bored
and interested, these were the
varied reactions felt by 250 high
school students when they gathered on campus for the 13th Annual High School Conference.
Theh conference, held on February 26-27, was attended by
high school students from all
over the province.
The purpose of the conference
is to acquaint the students with
as many aspects of university
life as possible. The students who
attend the conference are in turn
expected to present the informa
tion they acquire to their classmates.
In this way all students
should be able to make a more
logical decision as to whether to
attend university or not.
Leading BC educators have
said much to commend the university for giving High school
students this novel experience.
It is also good public relations
for the university, as Dean
Scarfe says "nothing is as important as direct practical experience for removing prejudice,
misconceptions, and fear."
"One of the impressions that
Applications for five major
posts in student government are
still being received.
Ten appointments were made
Monday, and the -remainder will
be made at the Council meeting
next Monday.
Applications for the five positions still open must be turned
in to the Secretary of the Students' Council before 2:30 Monday afternoon. The five positions
1. Editor of Totem
2. Chairman of the newly inaugurated Student Executive Conference.
3. Chairman of the Frosh Retreat Committee
4. Chairman of the local
NFCUS Committee
5. Chairman of the High
School Conference Committee.
These positions are extremely
important, said AMS President
Peter Meekison, and we would
like to have as many applicants
as possible. He added that unsuccessful applicants are generally
considered for vice-chairmanships and other responsible' positions. Applying for a chairmanship is a good sign of interest and enthusiasm, he said.
The Students' Council sat for
about six hours last Monday
night considering applications
for ten other appointed positions.
The most important posts filled were the three non-voting
positions on Students' Council.
Mark Daniels, formerly of the
Brock Management Corimittee
and multifarious other organizations, was appointed AMS
Public Relations Officer. Other
applicants were Ann Pickard
and Barbara Hay.
Ross Craigie, graduating Engineer and editor of Tuum Est
and Bird Calls, was appointed
Co-ordinator of Publications. Also in publications, Fred Flet
cher, "Five Thirty Club" columnist, was approved as Editor-
in-chief of the Ubyssey.
Phil Lower, who served on
the committee last year, was appointed chairman of Leadership
David Bromige, former Critics
Editor for the Ubyssey and Poetry Editor of Raven, was appoint
ed Editor-in-chief of Raven.
Ruth Kidd, co-chairman of
Academic Symposium and member of WUSC this year, was appointed chairman of the local
w"US Committee.
Barry McFarlane, a man with
six years experience in retail
merchandising, was chosen as
Manager of the College Shop.
Charles Lankester, who has
been in charge of musical special
events for the past two and a
half years, was appointed chairman of the Special Events Committee.
After much discussion on the
merits and demerits of co-chairmanships, Mamie Rogers and
John Madden were chosen to
co-chair  Academic  Symposium.
Miss Rogers served on AWS
and the Symposium committee
this year. Madden was Executive
Member of the Students' Council.
After being given a grueling
grilling from the Council, outgoing AMS President, Peter
Meekison, was appointed Open
House Chairman for next year.
high school students receive," he
continued, "is that they will aHv
be warmly welcomed, kindly?
treated, ,and intellectually stimulated in a happy place, a free
community of scholars, where*
success depends on the amount
of effort that students put into.
their search for knowledge, and
on the skill with which they us«
their time to the best advantage."
All the delegates enjoyed »
crowded schedule which began
early Friday morning with welcoming speeches and culminated
with a dance Saturday night.
In his welcoming speech Dean
Andrews told the students that a
university is a place for self-dis*
covery and can be the most important part o£ one's life.
AMS president, Pete Meekison
added to this by reminding the
delegates of UBC's fine tradition
of student participation, begin*
ning with the Great Trek of 1922
and still continuing.
After the welcoming speeches
the students proceeded on a relatively normal university day.
They first attended lectures,
where the attitudes of the; students towards their professors
both amazed and amused them.
After further introduction in
Brock lounge they proceeded to
their choice of the various noon
hour lectures.
Lecturers, speakers on extra
curricular activities, and the
showing of the film "Tuum Est"
completed the afternoon program.
The day finished with dinner
at Acadia Camp and a basketball
game at the Memorial Gym.
Saturday began with campus
tours, then a talk by Dean Gage
on Scholarships and Bursaries.   *
The afternoon program consisted of discussion groups led
by academic speakers from the
various faculties, followed by a
student evaluation of the conference.
Bernard D. Pechter, West
Coast Director of Educational
Travel, Inc., a subsidiary of the
U.S. National Student Association, will visit the U.B.C. campus on March 3 to lead a program concerning student travel
to Europe.
A'travel meeting will be held
at 12:30 in Arts 100 with particular emphasis on the low cost,
educational programs offered by
the National Student Association
and on all other phases of student travel. A film dealing with
the NSA summer programs will
be shown.
Each year hundreds of American students fromi universities
and colleges from coast to coast
travel the "NSA-WAY" ... a
meaningful, inexpensive, "student to student" program that
gives the American student an
opportunity to meet his foreign
counterpart. Several scholarship programs are also offered
by  NSA  to France and South
A native of Illinois, Mr. Pechter graduated from the University of Illinois in 1957 majoring
in language. His travel experience is most varied having tak-~
en and led tours, traveled independently, hosteled, worked ©a
board ships, and participated in
exchange programs. Mr. Pechter*
was the editor of Work, Study,
Travel Abroad. A comprehensive guide to all forms of student
travel and has written several
articles concerning student travel abroad.
The U.S. National Student Association, a non-profit student
service organization, offers 35fj
exciting, and educational programs taking the student to a"
few countries of his choice during a summer. A 75 day program
visiting six countries costs only
$895 including trans-Atlantic
transportation and all expenses
abroad. -PAGE TWO
Thursday. March 3, 1960
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. Published three times a week throughout the University year In Vancouver
'!»y the Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society, University of B.C.
Editorial opinions expressed are those of the Editorial Board of The Ubyssey
*Bd not necessarily those of the Alma Mater Society or the University of B.C.
Telephones: Editorial offices, AL. 4404; Locals 12, in ana x%
Business offices, AL. 4404; Local 15.
Editor-in-Chief: R. Kerry White
Associate Editor „ Elaine Bissett
Managing Editor Del Warren
News Editor John Russell
C.U.P. Editor Irene Frazer
Club's Editor —  Wendy Barr
Features Editor - Sandra Scott
Head Photographer .. Colin Landie
Photography Editor Roger McAfee
' '       Senior Editor: Frank Findenigg
Reporters and Staff: Fred Fletcher, Diane Greenall,
Vlad E. Romanchych, Ian Brown, Barb Fletcher and
Gee   Kelso.
Since our slovial staff did not think today's issue would
be wortyi their time turning out to, the above few had to bear
the heavy load of responsibility connected with putting out
this rag. The so-called pubsters are all at home practising
their free-shots for tomorrow's internationally-known Beat
,. Basketball (?) Bash. The pubbing Pubsters expect to slosh
the conceited Councillors into oblivion. Between massacres,
bongos and beat broads will gyrate to African rhythms.
Pink Teas and Frilly Ties!
Signs that another (tired sigh!) year is coming to an end
sire sprouting out all over. So are couples on the Library lawns.
Professors are incessantly reminding us that exams are
only five weeks away (even if it is actually six.)
The new Students' Council has been elected and the women are taking over. Five white blazers on Council? Horrors!
Reporters will, have to call the new council the blue and white
jdheckered lucky thirteen (plus the three little blue boys.)
The women are over-represented. Constituting only about
twenty-five percent of the campus population, the women have
oyer thirty percent of the Council representation.
- I can see it all now—the women are slowly but surely
taking over. In 1970 the men will be represented only by the
MAA President and an MUS representative (Men's Undergraduate Society).
' Women will run Student Affairs. The whole, business will
be one horrid round of "dahling" teas and "chiffon-clad"
fashion shows.
.The new Student Union building will probably be pink with
frilly curetains if it ever, gets -built. There is a chance that the
councilwomen would waste years arguing about such trivial
Ijnng as color, shape, size, etc. (not to think of mentioning
cost) This is where men would go ahead and get things done
without worrying about trivialities.
If women ran the campus, it is likely that all male AMS
rhembers would be forced to wear white shirts and those awful
choking ties to class—t'would add that sophistication that worsen seem to like so much. (Why they do, the males will never
They would probably take over the Ubyssey and turn it into
another Glamour magazine. A typical lead story would probably .h_a.ye. the. head: "Mabel shocks campus with new Italian
Better watch the upcoming USC elections to see if the
women s&ow signs of taking oyer there.
If they do—we advise all men not expecting to graduate
before 1^70, to transfer to the University of Alaska.
Better a cold winter than teas, fashion shows, pink buildings with frilly curtain, ties in class, etc.
With apologies to all women who dislike teas, fashions,
pink buildings, ties, etc., we remain,
F.F. and F.F.
Shipwreck Party
it live band
^C costume party
-^ refreshments
come as you'd come if you were
Sqt., March   5th,   8:30-1:00
TICKETS: 50c and 65c couples, 30c single
available at I.H. antf the door
Dear Sir:
One may ask tbe ordinary
Canadian what is our National sport? No doubt you
would answer ice hockey.
You would at least think so,
especially on the national
front when our Canadian national team loses in the Olympics or World Hockey Championship, the whole country is
up in arms nearly causing a
national crisis. This is only
indicative of the great interest and pride which we, as
Canadians, have on the average for this sport.
Here at UBC, our ice
hockey team is practically
unknown. As Ear a;; the average student is concerned, its
existence is unknown. A
number of students on the
campus confuse ice hockey
for grass hockey. This is very
disappointing for the members of our club.
We work under a great
number of handicaps. The
Kerrisdale Arena where we
practise is five miles from
the*campus and is at our access only once aweek for
a period of one and a half
hours. Some weeks we have
a hockey game in lieu of a
practice. This is not near
enough for any type of a club
to operate under these conditions. We should at least receive five times as much ice
We cannot rectify this situation until we get an arena
or an artificial ice sports centre on campus. This can only
be done if the students show
a real interest in the sport,
thus justifying the building of
a structure that could possibly include curling and warrant our entry into the Western Canadian Intercollegiate
Athletic Association. In this
league we would compete
against Universities of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba
and Brandon College.
Presently we only compete
against the University of Alberta in the Hamber Cup Series. The University of Alberta Golden Bears are regarded as the best collegiate
ice hockey club in Canada.
Many UBC students that
may follow or watch our club
raise their arms and say in
vain: "It's no use, you can't
beat them. You really got
clobbered last year!"
The University of Alberta
has beaten us on a number of
occasions, but UBC has also
won the Hamber Cup Series
from the University of Alberta. Their club comes into
the series in top physical condition and have under their
belts a number of exhibitions
against top junior, intermediate A, and B clubs in the
country. They have usually
a series or two across the line
before they play us. as well as
their regular schedule in the
The Hamber Cup Series is
a challenge between the universities of British Columbia
and Alberta and alternates
between Edmonton and Vancouver each year. This year
the Hamber Cup Series will
be held here in Vancouver at
the Kerrisdale Arena on
. March 4th and 5th. Win or
lose, our club will be giving
their utmost and your attendance will encourage and show
that you are behind them giving your full support all the
All students who possess
Student Athletic cards will
be admitted free to the Hamber Cup Series. Students who
do not possess an Athletic
Card surely can afford the
small admission at the gate.
Your stalwart support will
show the club you are backing them. This will not only
make the athletes and their
close supporters happy, but
also our two fine coaches,
Mr. Dick Christie and Mr.
Dick Mitchell, who. are both
giving us their valuable time
to coach the team. I am sure
this fine support on your part
as fans would show the University Athletic Department
that you are behind the club
and that it warrants the
money they spend financing
and that their constant efforts
and fine work is appreciated
and not in vain.
A great interest may prompt
the University Athletic Department to continue their
fine work and support us still
more financially. This aid
would encourage our entry
into the WCIAU and possibly
lead to the building of an
arena on campus in the very
near future. Who would
benefit by this? No one but
the students of UBC.
So come March 4th aria
5th, give us your full support and come out to the Kerrisdale Arena to cheer the
UBC Thunderbird Ice Hockey Team to victory.
Peter Dmitruk,
Manager,   UBC   Thunderbird
Ice Hockey Club,
The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
I have observed that members of the student body entertain varying views on Socialism.
Soma for it and soma agin
Very truly,
John   S.   Butterfield,
March 1, 1960.
The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir,
A suggestion was made in
the Legislative Assembly
that the Faculty of Arts
should be moved to Victoria.
It is not hard to envisiage
this plot as a conspiracy by
the Engineers, however, as
one member of the student
executive said- "To take the
Faculty of Arts from UBC
would be to take its heart
To think of the university
without its Artsmen would be
to see the embodiment of
Brave New World, barren
heartless, and cold. Just think
no more talks on Greeks under Roman rule, and all one
great big Engineer's Pep-
Meet! Then, of course, the
written language as we know
it would disappear, and the
dilemma of the term essay
for the Engineer would be
solved. The existance of other
coloured sweaters would
cease and it would be so
pretty to see a sea of red from
one side of the campus to the
ofther. With the sounds of
Bach and Brahms silenced in
Bu 106 there would free
reign for CKWX to come in
and take over the Music Department.
It is depressing to think of
it anymore, however Arts-
men, let us not lag in our
fight against Mechanization
and Materialism so prevalent
in our modern age.
Yours truly,
Eric Hunter
The  Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
Is there any truth to the rumor that the University Administration is planning to
buy Devil's Island?
Yours truly,
Cedric Trueman,
Engineering II.
The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
A suggestion:
That UBC students picket
the French Embassy in Ottawa as a protest against the
negotiations now underway
between the French Government and the UBC Board of
Governors regarding the purchase of Devil's Island.
And a Condemnation:
That the administration can
afford such a luxury when
another raise in our fees is in
Roy King,
Arts & Science II.
The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
I propose that the Agricultural Faculty be the first to
be transferred to Devil's
Island, for the benefit of the
UBC student body and B..C.
as a whole, to conduct practical research.
Very sincerely,
C. Smith,
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THE UNIVERSITY OF B.C Thursday, March 3, 1960
Well, it's that time again! Baseball is in the air, and spring
training is about to begin.
It's that time for Students' Council, too. The Council for
1960-61 has been completely selected and they get tossed out oi?
their own the week after the General Meeting. That's when the
old Council goes out of office.
The new Council is inexperienced but eager; they're young
and should Improve as the season progresses.
Here's this year's complete roster—there are no vital statistics
because the women wouldn't answer and the men didn't seem to
know. There are no records of past performances because most
of them are rookies.
President: Dave Edgar—fugitive from the Treasurer's office and
■*       Victoria College.
Vice President: John Goodwin—erstwhile First Member and former Booster Club boss.
Treasurer: Russ Robinson—Commerceman  par excellence.
Secretary: Wendy  Rosene—the  Fraternities'   choice?
"Co-ordinator: Russ Brink—did such a good job as Co-ordinator last
year that he was re-hired.
Executive Member: Judy Jack—she's a Phys. Ed type who managed to escape from the Gym.
First Member: Allan Cornwall—protecting Aggie interests.
Second Member—Eric Ricker—Fort Camp—where's that?
AWS President: Fran (tic?) Charkow—friend of the Ubyssey when
we're short of copy and enemy when we've got too much
(more publicity for AWS!)
.USC  Chairman:   Chris  Davies—He's the  fugitive from  Forestry
who did such a good job of getting rid of this rag when we
sent it downtown.
President of  UCC: Patience  Ryan—interesting  name—according
to Dave Anderson she'll need it to handle clubs.
MAA President: Don Robertson—a real athletic supporter—head
man in Booster Club after Goodwin fled to the ivory tower.
WAA President: Sidney Shakespeare—she's no relation to the bard
(or is she?) but she swings a mean badminton racquet—
probably tops in WCIAU.
PRO: Mark Daniels—escaped from the Brock Management Committee.
Publications Co-ordinator: Ross Craigie—once an Engineer, always
an Engineer, they say.
Editor-in-Chief: Fred Fletcher—who  he?
Nine very deserving people were awarded Honorary Activities Awards by Student's Council Monday night. They are Russ
Brink, Ross Craigie, Rod Dobell, Elwood Driedger, David Edgar,
Paul Hazell, Jim Horsman, Ross Husdon and Barbara Scott. Congratulations people.
For the full story on this year's HAA winners see tomorrow's
edition of the Ubyssey.
*T* V T*
A group of gamblers that were caught by a Student's Councillor have been charged by the Discipline Committee, and will
probably come up before Students' Court at noon today.
Gambling in Brock Hall violates the AMS constitution, but
it has been going on all year, both in the card room and in games
room. Some club rooms have also been used as minor league Las
The supervisors in the games room try to prevent cash from
changing hands in the room, but they can't stop people from stepping outside to settle up.
Such disregard for AMS rules is common. It is good to see
that some action is finally being taken. "This is an important
case," said President Meekison. We agree. We think the court
should throw the book at them. The 'Jbook" consists of a maximum fine of five dollars and suspension of AMS privileges; and
:that's enough to scare anybody.
To bound  Oil;
How come your paper has
been filled with all that hot air
from the sticks? I'm referring to
Fort Camp's recent feeble attempts at writing(?). Your paper
is usually of high enough calibre,
but all the above mentioned articles that have been flooding
our campus paper aren't worth
the space given them. Why
should we have to read the
"free" Fort Campers' feeble attempts? They barely constitute
a small part of our campus.
Why hasn't Acadia Camp been
given any space? Surely Acadia
could produce material much
more worth reading than that
group of illiterate smart alecks
near the liquor-ridden faculty-
All you other students, come
let's hear from you! Fort Camp
isn't good enough to lick Acadia
Camp's boots! Let's prove it by
matching, even better, surpassing Fort Camp's expositions on
their "free" life. So awake you
sloths! Lets hear from you and
put some interest into the Ubyssey!
Sincerly yours,
An Acadian.
To Acadian;
The reason that the Ubyssey
has recently published interesting articles from Fort Campers
is that the Editor and the Senior
Editor, myself, have agreed that
the material brings to light another facet of campus life. The
views of the inhabitants of the
dormitories and residences and
their life-experiences in the
Camp should be expressed.
Secondly, the students living
there make up a considerable
percentage of the students, living oir-campus. I'm sure you
can't refute that statement.
These are facts. Fort Camp has
the largest number of residence-
students on campus. The exact
figure being — 685. The other
four residence-areas add to make
a total of 1,700 students, whose
voices should be heard. The new
column "View From Fort" gives
these several hundreds of students a chance not only to express
Your intrepid reporter has marched through the Wilds of the j th .    t j    t   b t alg0 ,t    let us
Womens Athletic Directorate to bring you the straight dope on .      .       „
why the Students' Council at the Univesity of Manitoba turned   know further of what life in F.C.
down a fee increase to enable the university to enter a football/ is really like.
team in the WCIAU. There, I knew ycu were interested. ^-^e ubvssey would  only  be
Without Soma
Anyway, a referendum vote by the students okayed the move i .       . . ui; u   m„t0.i,,i
and the Students' Council „voted for it  16-15. Constitutional re- i t0°  haPP^  t0   Pubilsh  material
visions require a two-thirds majority, however.
Those councillors who voted against it maintain that the student referendum didn't pass with a sufficient majority to be conclusive. Contrary, therefore, to previous rumors, the move was
not caused by pressure from the administration. Now you know!
*        ^        *
from eager writers, whose place
of inspiration may be any one
of the resident-areas. Our newspaper is always ready at any
time to receive criticism and
material from the students.
It   is   not   the   fault   of   the
Ubyssey   if   Fort   Camp  is   the
The joint council meeting was not as much of a pandemonium
as your reporter had expected. It came off sanely and moved rapidly. The fact that it lasted from 3:30 in the afternoon until 2:00 ; only interested body so far do-
in the morning is not a symptom of inefficiency but rather a sign ! ing   anything  to  shed light   on
of the'tremendous work load. ; their,  to us unknown,  life. We
Fort Camp is much more co-operative than Acadia, says the
Student Athletic and Recreational Facilities Committee. Fort
answered some of their questionnaires, at least, Acadians mostly
ignored them. In Fort the girls were far more co-operative than
the boys.
Come on Acadia—come on men—this is not high school—
If anything's going to get done you've got to co-operate.
Orchids to Varsity DeMolay for volunteering to phone for the
committee—few others did.
A student brought petitions regarding Chessman's "inhumane"
treatment and capital punishment to Council for approval. They
refused to approve or reject the proposal. He can go ahead, they
as other students of the same
campus should be extremely interested in and know more about
the hundreds of fellow collegians in the spirit filled group of
abodes on the west-end of the
campus. Similarly, the other
three residence-areas should be
represented news-wise   as   well
said, we won't stop him, but we won't approve either. Perhaps   as socially
they're afraid of petitions.
Don't miss the big basketball game between Council and the
Pub today at noon—promises to be the prize athletic event of the
For real sport, see the Hamber Cup hockey series between
UBC and U. of A. Friday and Saturday at Kerrisdale Arena.
MAC has turned down Pete Meekison's proposal that the
Thunderbirds challenge Alberni for thq right to represent the area
in the Olympic trials, They said, "the matter is closed." I agree; it
woulld be bad policy for UBC to lose in a legitimate set of playoffs and then to challenge.
UCC has suspended the AMS priveleges of the Civil Liberties
Union. We would be interested to know their reasons.
My apologies to WUSC. When I said last week that WUSC
had the most unintelligible minutes, I had them confused with
My apologies to anyone who might have been frustrated by
last week's mixed-up column. No one seems to know what happened.
But keep in mind the fact that
we, the staff can only stir up
the spirit needed to write your
story. You, the student residents
concerned have to produce the
material and prove that you do
exist. How about letting off
some steam and setting a few
people's  tempers  boiling?
Thus I urge you all to send in
your views, reflections, criticisms, complaints and revelations
of life at UBC.
Columnistically yours,
Frank Findenigg
Mr. John S. Butterfield must
be complimented for his ability
to fill up the greater part of a
page of the 'Ubyssey' with his
ideas against the socialistic tendencies of both the government
and of the people. His essay,
'Concerning Soma and Socialism', seemed to be more of an
essay on his likes and dislikes
than a logical or scientific study
on anything.
I am indeed surprised that
anyone not bordering on the
fanatic could assume in this day
and age such an air of authority
as Mr. Butterfield did in denouncing both our economy and
our society. I am certainly envious of him to whom a thing
is either white or black. I admire
his system of justice in which a
thing is either right or wrong,
but whether I want him to impose it on others is another question.
Before I discuss some of his
truths and half-truths I must
dismiss the subject of soma as it
is not vital to the argument. The
mention of soma was a mere
ruse to stir up 'mob opinion' on
socialism. Its association with
socialism is unwarranted. It may
be said that soma has been used
hundreds and thousands of years
ago, even before socialism became important, and therefore
much before the 'emergence of
tranquilizing drugs in the late
The recourse to soma is largely the result of social factors
which may or may not be dependent upon the economy. The
socialist movement is a direct
result of the economic structure
of the country, and it may be
claimed that it, unlike soma,
provides a permanent solution.
Also, it has a positive and well
thought-out objective that is
still engaging some of our greatest thinkers today. It -is therefore absurd to imply that people
seek socialism 'to escape the responsibilities of day to day living.'
Mr. Butterfield would have us
believe that the country is 'more
securely in the hands of socialism than we care to recognise.'
On the one hand, he dismisses
socialism, (socialism that he has
not cared to define,) and on the
other hand, he boasts that we
have obtained here on the North
American continent a 'Workers'
Paradise' —exactly what, he
says, Russia set out to achieve.
He claims that here the workers
have the last word and their
values predominate. If these
claims contain the whole truth
then the workers have no economic problems to solve and
therefore no reason for accepting
any form of socialism.
It will do Mr. Butterfield no
good to hold a vague idea of
socialism and not to distinguish
between the different domains
of socialist thought. Today, not
only the typical worker but also
specialists in almost every field
believe that one or another type
of socialism is inevitable. To
ascertain this, one needs only to
listen to current discussion or
read literature on the subject.
Individuals differ, of course, on
the form or degree of socialism
necessary as well as on the agent
or group to be entrusted to carry
out the programme.
Here in Canada, even the Progressive Conservative Party is
credited with social legislation.
It must also be remembered
that there are those who desire
a form of social legislation, but
for one reason or another prefer
to call it anything but socialism.
There are those, of course, who
think that the CCF is the van- "
guard of socialism. While some
say that CCF is too far on the
left wing, others say that they
will not join that party only because of their claim that its
ideals will be watered down by
its association with the labour
Mr. Butterfield would have us
brain-washed to believe that
most of the functions of the
government are unnecessary.
He seems to favour dispensing
with most *of the central planning of the government to replace it with a form of anarchism.
However, I do not think he
dares advocate the abolition of
"the pension schemes, the unemployment insurance, the limited hours of work, the pegged
wage levels, the diverse housing
schemes, and the social security
He would, however, have us
return to a primitive form of
government in which the law of
the jungle reigned suprerne. He
would have us go back to a
mythical free enterprise system
in which the perfect market existed, and in which only Darwin's law of the survival of the
fittest was acknowledged.
It is true that if the individual
is free anywhere, he is free in
the North American continent.
We must not delude ourselves
into believing that we have a
free enterprise economic,system
or that a market with perfect or
pure competition can be established. We have a mixed economic system together with monopolies and oligopolies. The
system does influence the individual. It oven affects his freedom and perhaps" determines -a*
great deal of his life. Why should
not the economic system be controlled democratically by the
Socialist philosophy seeks a
measure of security not only for
the producer but also for the
latter as an individual moulded
to a large extent by both the
society  and the  economy.
Mr. Butterfield, however,
suggests that the individual look
"inside himself" for solutions
to his problems. It almost amounts to asking .the individual to
take his problems to God. Resorting to God rather than to the
government for solutions to economic problems is nothing short
of fatalism.
Mr. Butterfield is perhaps
right in pointing out that socialism lays too much emphasis on
the "levelling process." However, despite the fact that we
have the highest standard of
living in the world, glaring inequalities still persist. Socialism
is mainly on the defensive in
trying to maintain freedom from
exploitation by vested interests.
Socialism is not only concerned with the problems of distribution and redistribution but
also with the question of pr<f
duction. Perhaps, this is mortj
apparent in those countries in
which socialism is responsible
for the entire build-up and industrialization of the country.
It is largely due to' the prominence of the entrepreneurs that
the scope of socialism remains
limited in the North American
continent. PAGE FOUR
Rewards Many
In Medicine
Assistant Dean, Faculty of Medicine
All faculties in most universities have three great needs.
These are the able student, the physical facility and the skilled
teacher. Medicine here on this campus is no exception.
In regard to students, we are not referring to numbers of
applicants. There are more than enough applying for medicine. But we are referring to a shortage of individuals who are
able to demonstrate a reasonable academic performance in
their pre-medical years. Medicine presents a great number of
'intellectual challenges on the forefront of thought. The sort
of person who can meet these challenges is in short supply.
However, the rewards are many, if one accepts the gauntlet. There is the delightful mixture of science and service in
the detection, study and treatment of disease, rewarding even
in the face of frustration and difficulty. But defeat rather
than fulfillment comes to those who are inept academically. It
seems perfectly clear that a suitable person must be able to
accomplish easily the course work in the pre-medical years
if such a fate is to be avoided. It is the bulk of the material
in medicine which staggers the students, not necessarily the
complexity of the matter.
The selection of candidates, then, is important on many
counts, one of which is to prevent an individual striving beyond his academic means, at great cost to his personality. This
is just as important as the faculty's obligation to the university
and its graduates to protect standards ad its obligation to society in regard to the quality of medical, graduate. It would
seem reasonable that the pre-medical student should evaluate
himself in terms of grades as well as goals before thinking
seriously of this endeavor. Desire decorated with excuses is
scarcely enough.
Having applied, the individual is judged on four grounds
as to his suitability for this field of study. The most important is previous academic performance. Then the Medical
College Admission Test at very high or very low levels is considered. Recommendations from discerning instructors receive
considerable weight, but not if they are of the "know-the-fam-
ily" or "help-up-theladder" types. The interview essentially
is useful in detecting gross difficulties; psychological or physi
cal. The system of selection may not be perfect but we believe it is based as broadly and fairly as is possible at this
time although we are constantly reviewing studies in this regard. But clearly the good student seldom has trouble getting
into medicine here or anywhere.
* Now, in terms of teaching and research, added facilities
are obviously necessary. On this page you will see a sketch of
the new medical sciences buildings. These will house the departments of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pharmacology, pathology, neurological research and cancer research.
Fortunately, the contracts are let and construction will proceed
forthwith, across the boulevard from the War Memorial Gymnasium and Empire Pool and east of the Wesbrook Building.
T Envisaged is a University Hospital, a provincial medical
consulting centre, which would round out a medical teaching
area on the campus. The geographic association of many aspects of medical endeavour close to the whole University setting seems to us to be ideal. However, this latter development
must await government decision as the cost of maintaining
provincial hospital beds must not be a drain upon general
University revenues. The Vancouver General Hospital and
other community hospitals, the backbone at present of clinical
teaching, would continue to be an integral part of our programme for they help in the balance of our teaching service
and research responsibility while, in turn, we trust that the
University affiliation would continue to contribute to their
well-being in the community.
In the Faculty of Medicine, we are fortunate in having so
many individuals who serve as teachers and student advisors
virtually without pay, and with little enough recognition.
They give valuable time, without stint, enabling us to do
small-group and individual teaching which is considered so
necessary in medical education. To these physicians, some
400 strong, this Faculty is indeed indebted. Still in all,
more full-time and paid part-time teacher-physicians and
teacher-researchers are needed in most departments and we
look forward to the time when this is possible in terms of finance and facility.
These then are our needs here in Medicine. Very different???
To Arm:
MED  STUDENTS give a  sneak  preview of their skit, to  be  held  March  7,  11   at
noon in the Auditorium.    Bottoms up! —photo by Roger A. McAfee.
Lit Me
Ubyssey Featt
It is now possible to thwarc
trol Board and at the same ti
cause. In order to build up tl
students have started a bootle
Very enterprising chaps these
the booze, put themselves throu
ceeds, and then they charge yoi
they are finished.
Now that you've been taken
must admit that it borders on f
do run a bootleg ring, but only
nevertheless,  enterprising,  for
will go into their bursary.fund.
The skit which is done pri
the Medical Ball can be seen b
at 12:30, in the auditorium, Mar
Written by second year me<
skit offers four original songs ar
the entire cast of 23 is made up
Clint (Trinidad Primitif) Solo
If this year's skit is .as gooc
very, very good. You would pa;
this same show on Broadway; t
you for a trifling 25 cents.
frdita/i. Smudha §£Dtt
Desire Universal
For Medicine
AND WHAT can we do for you, young man?
What are the motives
which lead people into the
Faculty of Medicine?
For most people who enter
medicine there is an abiding
interest in science. And yet
those fields which are devoted entirely to science
often tend to become dehumanized. Thus for a person deeply interested in
science who, also wishes to
retain the human element in
his study and work, medicine provides an almost perfect compromise.
The desire to help mankind may not be a motive
that med students would
readily sight. And yet this
desire — whether conscious
or unconscious,and in all its
very ing degrees — will be
universally present in medical students.
Then there are those who
will seek a degree in medicine for the personal security which it offers. The most
important part of this security is not financial, although
financial security will almost
certainly be assured. But
more important a degree in
medicine provides a person
with a large measure of
mental security. The doctor
will always be secure in the
knowledge that his life has
meaning. For his continual
contributions to the community will give his life that
. .And finally we find that
the degree in medicine, once
achieved, opens the doors to
numerous other fields. A
person can .stop at this point
and become a general practitioner. Or he may go on to
study one of the many specialties medicine now has to
offer—among these surgery,
paediatrics, psychiatry and
obstetrics. He may even desire to forsake the actual
practice of medicine altogether in order to turn to
research, hospital administration or teaching.
Is it true
What they say,
That a nurse
Will always lay
A patient's mind
To rest?
Can they really
As it's said
Make a patient
And not at all
Disturb his bed?
Are they as Nightingales
Just efficient
And as Aphrodites
More proficient?
Peter  Cruickshank.
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SKETCH  Of NEW MEWCAl SCIENCES BUILDJNGS will house the department! of
search  and cancer research. eh S\«I96r
I Skit
[r. .Bennett's Liquor Con-
contribute to a worthy
bursary fund the Med
ng ring in Point Grey,
dies: first they sell you
iried school on the pro-
Fa liver operation when
with that snappy lead, I
;hood. The med students
their 1960 skit. They are,
proceeds  from   the  skit
:ly as entertainment for
he rest of the university
7 and 11.
adent Curt Latham, the
ome original music. And
ned students and nurses,
l   has  done   the   choreo-
last year's, it should be
S.60 or even $8.80 to see
med students bring it to
PUBLIC  HEALTH  field work gives  fourth-year students the  opportunity to council  mothers in  baby  clinics. -photo  by Colin  Landie.
ampus Nurses Working
owards Understanding
Nursing V
arses os campus? To those
ask "why don't you go to
hospital if you want to
e?" or who flatly declare
i. women are all out hus-
l hunting"—a reply:
irses here on this campus
working towards a better
rstanding of you the pa-
, through study of anat-
physiology, psychology
They seek a better under
standing of you the person—
sociology, philosophy, history,
sciences, etc., and a better understanding of you the individual who will live in a community that, needs the services
of public health programs.
Nurses on campus study
mental health (were •trauma'
and 'adjustment' part .of drawing room conversation in
1900?) and the many new
fields including teaching, research, and rehabilitation.
:- »
physiology,   biochemistry,   pharmacology,   pathology,   neurological   re-
—photo by Hoger McAfee.
In short, nurses are attempting to understand more about
a more complex field of medicine, and more about the people she nurses—themselves
complex and of infinite variety. You see her as a nurse
in a hospital. She may see herself as the nurse in the hospital, public health, industry,
the armed forces, the mental
counselling areas or the rehabilitation centers.
And how does she see herself in the training period—
during that time when she is a
student shuttling between lectures and hospital?
As a young student nurse
she may fancifully see herself
as an eternal and efficient
creature in a wonderful white
uniform (styled by Rior and
Miss Nightingale). In reality
she still looks Hire a -belle'
from St. Trinians, and sneezes
when the atmospheric concentration of ether is noticed.
At little later she may see
herself as wise, technically
skillful and performing all
'nursly' duties easily, and effortlessly. In practice she finds
the four thumbs on her hands
still rather confuse things.
As an intermediate student
she feels she is the backbone
of the hospital—and her busy
social life is concerned with
interns and mesmerizing them
with fascinating conversation.
Cold hard facts: a backbone
still needs the contributions of
a few other people—doctors,
teachers, technicians and a
few other nurses. Oh yes, and
the social life has to become
adjusted to a phenomena called 'afternoon duty'. The fascinating conversation becomes
medicine. She talks it; he talks
it CONTINUALLY, and they
mesmerize «ach other.
Nursing Course
is Justified
School of Nursing
The existence and nature of hospital schools is common
knowledge, as is also the fact that universities offer courses
for graduate nurses. But there is less awareness of the fact'
that some universities, including UBC, also provide a basie
(i.e. undergraduate) course in professional nursing. Where
such awareness does exist it is apt to be accompanied by the
mistaken idea that because the students are not "in hospital"
™t^°^S^ jariely th?oretical and the graduates are not pre!
pared for bedside nursing. F
Nurses Learn Quickly
Nursing students must have experience in caring for patients and through co-operative arrangements with hospitals
and health agencies, the university selects appropriate ex-
penences, and is able to do so without being influenced by the
immediate nursing service needs of a particular hospital Since
the mam responsibility of these students is to learn their nro-
gf« m£u? Plan"ed and taught by members of the'university
staff. This implies, not lack of concern for the welfare of patients, but rather that the hospital is in no way dependent on
the university students for a contribution to the nursing service. Under these conditions students learn more quickly and
it is unnecessary for them to spend the traditional three years
in a hospital setting. Furthermore, through .concurrent study
of sciences and the humanities, students learn not only how lo
earn a living, but also how to add richness to their personal
lives and to make life more worth living.
Lack of Qualified Staff
Increasing complexity, an enlarging realm of activities,
and rapidity of change are characteristic of present day health
services and of the occupational groups which, collectively are
laced with the task of providing these services. Nursing 'adequate m amount and quality, is essential to the operation of
hospitals and public health services. Despite the fact that
over a period of 258 years the supply of registered Nurses
has increased by over 200%, some hospital wards remain
closed and the expansion of publie-health "services is hampered by lack of qualified nursing .staff. Whjle less obvious
qualitative deficiences are more acute and more serious.
As an occupation, nursing encompasses a wide range of
activities many of which can be delegated to persons with relatively little training, e.g. ward aides, practical nurses ward
clerks*etc. Whether or not we like such changes it seems inevitable that, in the face of increasing needs, we must continue
not only to employ these ancillary workers but also learn to
utilize their services more productively.
Leaders Must Stimulate
While many activities can be delegated the functions of
nursing are professional functions and as stfch cannot be delegated. Current thinking is that the most effective use of this
varied nursing staff can be achieved through the employment
of teams consisting of graduate nurses, practical nurses  nurse
aides, etc., with a professional nurse as leader of each team
it is the leader's task, through stimulation and guidance   to
influence the activities and behaviour of her team towards the
achievement of their common purpose, namely   the best possible care of .their patients. In this situation the professional
iunctions of the nurse parallel to some extent those of the
doctor.  The doctor identifies the medical problem   makes a
diagnosis, plans the treatment, and modifies his plan in accordance with the progress of the patient. Prat of the treatment he may carry out himself; part of it he delegates to other
professional workers, dietitians, physitherapists, nurses   etc -
but the ultimate responsibility is always his. In similar 'man-'
ner  the  professional  nurse  identifies   the   nursing problem
decides upon a course of action, delegates certain activities
to various members of her nursing team, and evaluates and
adjusts the plan, according to the patient's progress-  but the
overall responsibilty for nursing care is always hers   In addition, because of the continuity of nursing care, the professional
nurse more than any other single person is in a position to
coordinate  the  activities  of  non-nursing personel  who  contribute to the treatment of the patient.
Demands on Nurses Unpredictable
For the nurse who must carry these responsibilities
nothing less than an educational programme of professional
quality is adequate. The essential components of such a programme are (1) broad general education, (2) functional
knowledge of the fundamental principles on which nursing-
practice is based, and (3) appropriate practical experience
under the guidance of an expert and of sufficent amount to
enable the individual to develop the skills essential for beginning practice. Also, because rapidity of change makes
future demands unpredictable, it is essential that education
for the professional nurse foster intellectual curiosity a problem-solving approach to practice, and the abilitv to'be self-
directing in study. For the professional nurse, like any other
professional worker, should continue to study and to increase
her skills throughout the entire course of her professional
life. It is this quality of education that university nursing
schools are endeavouring to provide.
Hospital Schools Vital
This is not meant to imply that all Registered Nurses
should be the product of a university programme. In preparing nurses for the bedside care of patients, hospital schools
have for many years made a vital contribution to nursing
service, and will no doubt continue to do so. But ,since hospitals are not primarly educational institutions and their
students are expected to contribute to nursing service, it is
unreasonable to expect these schools to provide the breadth
and depth of preparation essential for practice on a professional level. Nor can they be expected to prepare nurses for
-the .public health field; or to-provide them with adequate
preparation for the teaching, administrative, and supervisory
functions of nursing, all of which are becoming increasingly
important. This kind of preparation can be obtained only at
the uiversity. PAGE SIX
Thursday, March 3, 1960
"Mr.  Lucky, do you believe  in magic?"
"Of course not Oogie, there is no basis . . .
for such stupid beliefs in supernatural powers"
"But wouldn't it be funny it I say Abacadabra
and   you   disappeared!"
AWS Election;
Come and Vote
The Associated Women Students are now accepting applications for AWS Awards. Any girl
on campus who has made some
notable contribution to her club,
committee or undergraduate society is eligible. Girls who hold
executive positions will not be
gives priority, but will be considered equally with the girl
who has worked behind the
Application forms  have been
sent to club presidents, and undergraduate societies. Further
information and forms are available from any member of the
AWS executive.
The awards will be presented
to the winning girls at the annual AWS-WAA banquet in
April. There is no limit to the
number of awards to be given.
The deadline for application is
March 18th, Box 3, Student
Council  office.
Applications Open
For AWS Awards
The joint general meeting -and,
election for next years officers
will be held is Buchannan 104,
on Thursday March 10. All women on campus are invited to
attend and exercise -their right
to vote.
AWS will elect a vice-president, secretary, treasurer and
public relations officer. All positions are rumored to be hotly
contested. Only stipulations are
that the candidates be female,
returning to campus again next
year, and be willing to partici
pate in the planning of the AWS
WAD will elect a vice-president, secretary, treasurer and
PRO to complete the executive
under the leadership of Sidney
Socrates said "Know Thyself"
. . . we say "Show Thyself."
Come out and vote for the girls
you see fit to guide UBC's
women through another successful year. Remember Thursday
March 10th, Bu. 104 at noon.
Beatniks Battle
By Bouncing Balls
Today is a great day in the life
of all UBC students.The Frazer
Arms Basketball Championships
will take place in the Women's
Gym at noon. The two honourable teams are: the now defunct,
slovial and apathetic students'
council and The Freedom Loving, Pub Frequenting and Highly
also have beatnik cheerleaders
to help create fun; bongos and
all! .
The able referees for the fiasco will be the unbiased pubster R. Kerry White and undernourished vice-president John
Goodwin. The Pubsters, or
rather the winners will receive
a suitable reward, possibly in
keeping  with their name.
The admission is free so come
and see real basketball at its best
along with the usual amount of
council fumbling.
Second Slate WUSC Scholarships Set
Application deadline for the
second slate of WUSC scholarships abroad has been set
for March 17.
One scholarship is tenable
at any university in Spavin and
the second is tenable at the
University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
Scholarships include room
and board plus a nominal
monthly living allowance.
Application forms are available in the WUSC office,
Room 166, Brock Extension.
Applicants must sit before a
Selection Board March 19.
U.  B.  C.
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at A.M.S. and Modern Music
Adults $1.25
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Half R
For some time now evidence
has been accruing that apes did
not precede man on the evolutionary tree. Modern paleontologists incline to the theory that
man and ape developed contemporaneously from some common
I'm not surprised.
I think that as time goes on
more discoveries like the recent
ones in Tanganyika will establish the fact that man did not descend from the ape^.
But I think woman did.
I want to state right now I
mean to connote absolutely no
value judgements. Let us follow
the scientific method dispassionately, wherever it may lead us.
One of the assumptions we've
never questioned in considering
human evolution is that man and
woman stemmed from the same
species. Obviously they are now,
but was it always so?
The question occurred to me
as. 1 was pondering the. philosophical problem: what distinguishes man from animals? My
speculations boiled down to the
quality of pity. Men have it,
animals don't. This was "'the only
difference1 that satisfied the most
"rigid scientific tests at my disposal.
I would have stopped there if
the thought hadn't struck me:
but women have no pity!
Such had been my experience,
and when I compared my data
with those of other reliable investigators the consensus was:
women may love, honor, and
obey, but they are absolutely
That left me face to face with
the fact there was no' difference between women and animals, which could only lead to
the conclusion that woman was
an animal; obviously, of course,
;'■ the,highest form of animal. Pro-
; babjy a direct descendant of the
great apes.
I mulled the whole thing over
carefully, and this is what I
believe   happened:
Man and the great apes evolved gradually, but at the same
.time, from their common ancestor, probably a species of late
Paleocene  arboreal  insectivore.
The great apes were, as now
separately sexed, male and female. Man, however was sexually self-sufficient, that is hermaphroditic. This condition is
unusual among the higher vertebrates but fairly common among
the lower ones, e..g., fishes, and
among other phyla, for example
the Annelida which includes the
I realize that little evidence
has been uncovered to support
this part of my thesis. Scientific
investigation in this area has
been most meager. I can, however, point to the * vestigial
breasts found in man. Perhaps
the vermiform appendix originally played some role iri man's
pristine capacity for self-reproduction. But this, of course, is
speculation. On the other hand,
there is no reason to contradict
the accepted theory that in women the appendix is the vestigal
remains of an organ once useful
in eliminating body wastes.
Man and the apes progressed,
man developing pity and both
preparing for their ultimate late
Cenozoic emergence. Some time
during this period a startling
mutation occurred among the
great apes—a hairless female
Now simply because a mutation occurs is, of course, no
guarantee that it will succeed.
The fossil record is replete with
mutated forms which have fallen by the wayside: the sabre-
toothed tiger for one. To perser-
vere, a mutation iriust be functional or adaptable, usually both.
Now the first hairless ape was
certainly not functional. It must
have appeared very unattractive
to the ma]e apes accustomed to
their furry consorts. Furthermore it was ill-equipped to withstand extreme changes of temperature. How was it possible
then for the hairless female ape
to spread and evolve to its present form as woman?
It has always been a common
pattern among the tribes of
great apes for the strongest males
to take the most desirable females, leaving the weaker inferior females to fehd for themselves. Undoubtedly the hairless
mutation spread at first because
the inferior male apes had no
place else to go.
But the hairless ape was in a
critical, situation. Any superfluity of hairy female apes by
accident of birth rate or through
inroads among the male population, and the mutation would
have become extinct through
neglect. There is no doubt that
at this point the hairless female
ape was doomed. At best she was
scorned, driven to the edge of
the clan, given only scraps from
"life's abundant feast."
This is where man came in.
Out of sheer pity he took the
hairless ape into his cave. There
he protected her, fed her, clothed her in skins to safeguard her
from extreme changes in temperature.
The hairless female ape accepted this better treatment. But
not having pity she, of course,
did not understand it. She felt
she had to do something to secure her position. Here adaptability, the other prerequisite for
evolutionary success, played its
role. Gradually she usurped
man's ability to reproduce himself. As she prevailed upon man
to reproduce only through her
agency, the relationship passed
from a parasitic to a symbiotic
one. Eventually man's hermaphroditic powers fell into disuse,
then disappeared.
I think it necessary to restate
that no value judgments are to
be gleamed from this theory.
After all, it didn't all work out
to woman's advantage. For example she has lost the ability
to climb trees.
However, I realize that it will
be very difficult for woman, nO
matter how objective they try
to be, to accept the idea that
they descended from apes. Well
I won't be inflexible or dogmatic
about it.
I wil except my mother.
by Peter Fraser
It is ironic that the latest attack on civil liberties should
come from persons whose only
wish is to promote human equality. With the United States Supreme Court "integration" decision presumably ringing in their
ears, various people have suggested publicly that Parliament,
or the Legislature should enact
a law which would prevent individuals from practising racial
discrimination. Such law would
make it illegal, for example, for
a landlord to turn away a non-
white, or for a private golf club
to restrict its membership.
The various myths of white
superiority have long been exploded; there is evidence to suggest that racial discrimination
is on the wane. Yet a hard core
of prejudice survives, with unfortunate and cruel results.
Should the government step in?
One must analyze the role of
the majority in a democracy.
The country is run, more or less,
according to its wishes. Quite
legitimately its will predominates in the nation. Any individual
who lives in a society has rules
imposed on him, willy-nilly.
On the other hand, the feature
which distinguishes a democracy
from other forms of government
is the protection of the individual by the state from the majority. Society may not dictate
to the conscience of the individual. If this basic protection is
to mean anything, it must include a man's inherent right to
be wrong—not because he may
eventually prove right, but ber
cause he is entitled to hold to his
own ideas, and entitled to manifest those ideas in practice.
Specifically, if a man wants
to keep Negroes or Jews out of
an apartment building which he
owns, or if the members'of a
private golf club decide that one
of the requisites of membership
is a pink face, it is his or theit
own business. Society has every
right to criticise such behaviour,
and probably a duty to do so;
but it must not force the individual to accept its standards.
Some of the confusion surrounding this issue stems from, a
failure to distinguish between
public and private institutions.
The government of Canada sign*
ed the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights. The citizens of
Canada have declared by this,
document that all human beings
are born free and equal in dignity and rights. It is therefore
logical and right that no institution which operates under the
auspices of the government be
allowed to practise racial discrimination. This not only includes the civil service and the
schools, but such groups as certified labour unions and legal
profession. In this area, it is proper for society to demand that
certain rules of conduct be followed.
... a programme of dramatic and experimental films based
on the theme of love and passion.
Prize-winning (firsts at Cannes and Edinburgh) film by one
of the French 'New Wave' of
young directors, Alexandre As-
true. Leading roles by Anouk
Aimee (Albertine) and Jean-
Claude Pascal (the Officer).
The Crimson Curtain is from
the first novelette in the collection, 'Les Diabolques' by Barbey
D' Aurevilly. 'Les Diaboliques'
are the women iri.the stories—
beautiful womes, but unscrupulous, hypocritical, neurotic; a
frightening collection of monsters.
Albertine is such a woman:
aloof and serene on the surface,
she makes outrageous advances
to the post-adolescent officer
while her parents eat, drink
(epsom salts), knit, practice (murdering a violin). The supressed
eroticsm shocks when unleashed; or, as D'Aurevilly would
have it, ask any woman what
she is really thinking and you
too will be shocked!
English translation by Bill
Thompson of the London Ont.
Film Society, spoken by M. Jean
-Louis Hirsch.
GRETA GARBO in an exerpt
This clip is taken from the
point in the film where the lesbian Queen of Sweden, in a country inn and dressed as a man
(to attract women?) first meels
her love, the Spanish Ambassador who has actually come to offer Christina the hand of the
King of Spain. But out of all this
double entendre emerges three
nights of passion in the great
Hollywood tradition. After this
sequence, the incomparable Gar-
bo is given homage in a selection
of close-ups from various parts
of the film—close-ups of the
most fabulously beautiful face
ever to appear on the screen.
Say there, girlie ... do you
fancy yourself as the executive
type? Are you tired of being
pushed around merely because
you're a woman. Well, listen
closely, we may have a solution
for you.       • •
There is a group of local damsels who call themselves the Associated Women Students. They
have an executive consisting of
a president, vice-president, Secretary and Treasurer. The coun-
cilconsists of one girl from each
faculty on the campus, with the
exception of Arts which has
three, one for each of second,
third and fourth years. There is
also one representative from
Acadia, Women's Residence, Pan-
Hellenic, Phateres, and Women's
athletics. If you are interested
in representing your group, see
your faculty president. Better
still, if you are interested in any
of the positions that will be up
for election, contact the AWS
council through box 3. We would
like to know who you are by
this Friday if possible, or the
beginning of next .week at the
latest. The elections will lj>e held
on Thurs. Mar. 10 in Buchanan
104. Each candidate will be required to give a short speech
outlining her background, ex
perience if any, and any ideas
she might have.
Civil liberty and social justice
are not interchangeable terms.
The latter must yield to the former. The ultimate virtue of. democracy is that the most potent
weapon with which the majority
may influence the individual is
peaceful persuasion. If racial
discrimination is to disappear,
it must be by the choice of the
individual. •-
Four 105 mm guns will form
an arch under which the Lieutenant-governor will pass when he(
enters the Armoury on March .4
at 2:30 to inspect the annual
Tri-service Parade.
The Tri-Service Ball will, commence at 9 o'clock on the parade
deck of HMCS Discovery. The
Lieutenant-Governor and other
dignitaries including the 'Hon.
Chief Justice Sherwood Lett,
President N.A.M. MacKenzie,
Rear Admiral Raynor and representatives from the other two
services, will attend the function.
The band of HMCS Naden will
be playing for both the Parade
and the ball.
Tickets are available at the
cadet offices in the armouries
and especially at the UNTD office.
So listen ladies, if you have
any desire to serve your fellow
woman, we would be pleased to
include your name on our list
of candidates.
called apathy. We might ,-be
weak, dumb, blonde, lonesome',
or giggly, but we show no signs
of apathy. Do help us maintain
our Womanhood.
4345 Dunbar
JJightly Except Monday
8:00 - ia?00 pan.
cin&im W
March 3-4-5
Thurs,. Fri., Sat. 3
Audrey. Hepburn Lee J. Cobb
Anthony Perkins
Sophia Loren's Award
Winning Role in
Anthony Qunn
Cartoon _
March 7-8-9
Mon.. Tues.,  Wed
David liven
Best Actor Award, in
)Adult entertainment only)
Deborah Kerr
A startlingly dfferent story in
Harry Belafonte Mel Ferrar
Inger Stevens
Thursday, March 3, 1960
(continued from page 1)
- The Academy Award winning j
film, "A Tree Grows in Brook-j
lyn" will be shown in the Aud- j
itorium today from 12:30 to 2:30. j
Admission, 35c. i
* *   *
General meeting Thursday at i
12:30 in Bu. 205. Re: Elections.
Everyone out, please.
* *   *
Brock Management Committee
Students interested in serving
on this committee should see
the Co-ordinator before next
Wednesday noon. This Committee is responsible to Student's Council for the management of the student union facilities.
k    k   k
General meting today at 12:30
in Bu. 204. Amendments to
Constitution and Films. Important that everyone attend.
* *   *
General meeting in Bu. 204
at 12:30 Friday. Nominations
for next years offices are now
being taken. Elections will be
from Tues., March 8th to Thurs.
March 10th in Clubroom.
* *   *
There wilt be an All-Phi meeting on Friday, March 4th, at
12:30 in Arts 100.
k     k     k
' Dance Club Presents —--.full
scale Dance tfevue, Formation
"Waltz, Cha Cha, Rhumba, Samba, Square Dance, Tango, Vien-
nese.Mexican and Limbo. Free,
Friday noon, in Brock Hall.
* *   *
Presents VCF staff member
for Alberta, Mir. Joe Curry,
speaking on ^'Leadership today"
on Friday, at 12:30 in Bu. 106.
* *   *
Final French film of season
on Friday, noon, Bu. 102 —
"Chesse   Soumarine".
Top   quality  display of Ballroom   Dancing,   Friday,   March
4th  in Brock Lounge  at  noon, i
Admission free.
* *   *
Mr. K. Weinberg of the
French Dept. will be guest lecturer on Tues., March 8, noon,
in Bu. 216  Subject—Camus.
* *   *
Presents Dr. Tarr from the
Fisheries Technological Station,
discussing "Microbial Spoilage
of Fish and it's Control." Friday,
March 4, Wes. 113, 12:30. Everyone welcome.
* *   *
Physics society is sponsoring
a tour of the BC Research Council at noon today. Meet at 12:30
in P301.
* *   *
Films on the WILDLIFE of
INDIA will be shown. Mr. Tony
Prakash of India, will introduce
the films. Thursday at 12:30 in
Biological Sciences 2000.
* *   *
Applications for position on
next year's World University
Service committee will be received  until March 9.
Interested students should
apply in writing to Box 80, AMS
office or Room 166, Brock Extension between 12.30 and 1.30.
* *   *
Elmore Philpott, _ discussing
"India's Future—Military Dictatorship or Communist Rule?".
Bu. 100.
LOST — Glasses and Brown
Case in the Library at noon
Feb. 24. Finder please phone
Don at AL 9830.
MICROSCOPE for sale. Excellent condition. Best offer.
Phone Steve AL 0393-Y.
Directed by EOA KAZAN
starring Dorothy McGuire, James Dunn, Joan Blondefl
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.   —   35c
"The Perfect Career
Man's Plan"
Sidney K. Cole, C.L.U.
Estate & Retirement Planning
1101 West Georgia MU 5-0421
Awards To Be Made
at UCC Banquet
The annual UCC awards banquet will be held in the Brock
Thursday at 12:30.
Awards will be given out to
John Chalk, Derek Fraser, Sonny
Gee, Carman Smith, and Jack
Swanson for extra services to
their clubs.
Mr. James Sinclair will speak.
All UCC representatives are
invited to attend.
The cost is 75 cents and tickets
are available at the AMS office.
Associated Women Students
are presenting a noon hour lee- j sj,own
ture on Occupational Therapy
as a career. Friday March tlth
is the date. Bu. 204 is the place.
Admission free.
The purpose of inis lecture
is to outline the course of study
in this profession. We have ob-
tained some outstanding people
in this field ana slides will be
If you think you would at
any time be interested in entering such a field of study, especially if you will soon be graduating, this lecture will be o£
great interest to you.
Faculties To Compete
in Annual Song Fest
The first Inter-faculty Song
Fest will be held in the Auditorium Thursday, at &00.
For this evening of enjoyable
entertainment the tab is only
25 cents.
Competing for the trophy will
be teams representing Arts and
Sciences, Home Ec, and Forestry,
Engineers and Nurses, Aggies,
Freshmen  and Education.
The songs to be sung range
from Negro Spirituals to Calypso.
Mrs. John Huberman will be
Chairing the affair will be
Bruce McCall.
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