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The Ubyssey Jan 16, 1958

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Farmers  Frolic Friday
If you think this is wild — wait 'till you get to the Farmers' Frolic.
Back To The Fig Question
<—   Splendid Things, Figs
readers who have good memories will recall that last year's
Moobyssey also contained a
discussion on figs. At the risk
of appearing repetitious, we
have included a further article
on the subject, since it was felt
that the whole problem of figs
is of such basic importance to
us all, that it is our humble
obligation lo keep our readers
up to date on the issue.
Have you ever seen a fig leaf
twitch? A fig-leaf-twitch is a
kind of insect that lives on fig
leaves. In fig leaves we should
say in due deference to thc entomologists. (Actually it tunnels in them, eating masses of
Have you ever seen the magic of fig-blossoms? Neither
have wc. Figs have tiny, quite
insipid flowers which incite
negligible joy. No the peasants have never been known
to go into three day ecstasies
at fig blossom time.
It is believed that a certain
sort of wasp investigates the
little blooms just to see that
the right sort of thing happens,
which is, for obvious reasons,
the figs own business. But. now
quite breathlessly we shall
have to tell the story about the
fig wasps.
The fig wasp is a native of
Nubia, where it pollinates the
world famous Nude Nubian
Fig tree, an ancient cumbersome assemblage of rotting
sticks and groping octopoicl
arms that seem to reflect the
ageless grittiness of the desert.
The tree is by now, and is as
gnarled as the knees of the Pro
phet. More than this we cannot say, of course, until Nasser
shifts his feet a bit. Hate to
stir up the Internationals situation, just for the sake of a
few wasps.
But back to the fig in question. There it stands—a puny
sapling, wilting before the
very eyes of the tree surgeon
who has just finished bandaging it or something.
But if you avert your eyes
you know that he'll merely
swear, and if you aren't quick,
attack it with a hatchet or
merely kick it over with his
huge, hobnailed boot. Odd
blighters these tree surgeons!
Any way so there it stood.
What did it die, my lords, of?
It was only three hundred
years old and seemed to be
doing rather well — it had its
first two leaves (al least the
parts of them the twitches
couldn't eat).
But what's this? Bark beetle
dust pouring out of little holes
in the wretched thing. So do
bark beetles — they're leaving
for the next nearest figtree,
some three hundred miles to
the south east. You can hear
flight after flight of them taking off and stretching out horizon wards in split-T formation, still retracting their landing gear.
It's an awesome sight, but
scarcely one for our most
trembling eyes. Yes, by York-
minster, back to the autopsy!
Did it, could it die then of
stinking stem? (This i.s a bit
like pink toothbrush for fig-
trees). Brown pith, another'
dread killer of figs may have
seared its ugly demeanor, but
worst of all . . ,
"Yes, yes, of course you may
Sir George . . ."
"Ahem — It died, gad, both
leaves simultaneously NOT,"
he roared in all his sortorial
splendor, "of St. Vitus dance,
but of (he coughed discreetly)
of the dread fig killer, Simpering Leafeurl!"
At that, two hundred eyes
rolled, glazed, heavenward; a
hundred jaws dropped open
before resuming their characteristic swinging motion; a
hundred wads of chewing gum
shuddered, and then began
again rythmically expanding
and contracting under thc
clench and crunch of clanging
Slowly the world returned
to an even keel. (What with
dentists and chewing gum, thc
rhinoccrous birds were finding
North America just a little disappointing, and now they had
been deprived of a place to sit
in their long and dreadful wait
for sustenance).
But once more about figs.
They're beastly little green
things for about six months of
the year. Then, overnight, they
burst into color, fall, dewey
golden on to the dust, and
presto — rotten!
Perhaps you have only met
figs as the glutinous, greyish
things that your spinster aunts
offer you at Christmas, at
which you make small helpless
attempts to swallow and then
cough vvrackingly and whisper" - or no, Aunty Druisoph-
la   the seeds — my operation" or something, and back
off, feeling distinctly jaundiced alsaut the whole thing.
Splendid things, figs. Must
remember to begin on my second sometime.
Aggies Dance
Modern Style
0  Only $2  per  couple.
0  From 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. in Armouries.
% Tickets at AMS office or any Aggie.
# Music by famous CKWX Rhythm Pals.
0  Half time entertainmtne by Coeds.
# Theme  — "Doin' What  Comes  Naturally."
0  Door and  costume prizes.
# A real ball!!
The Farmers' Frolic for this
year will be bigger and better
than ever.
In keeping with tradition the
admission price is kept at a minimum to make ir» possible for
everyone to attend. At the same
time, again in keeping with tradition highest quality entertainment is maintained.
Contrary to the beliefs of
many people, the Frolic is not
composed entirely of old time
and western music. In fact, the
music will be mainly modern
with only a minimum of square
dance and such. Since the
CKWX Rhythm Pals, who played at last year's Frolic, were so
well accepted, they w ill be providing the musk for this year's
Frolic again.
A group of girls known as the
"Coeds" will be providing the
half-time entertainment for this
year's Frolic. Again the AUS
brings you something new, as
this is the first year which entertainment of this type has
been provided for your enjoyment. Four girls by the names
of Nancy Clark, Mary Nelles,
Marilyn Pearson, and Judy
Kerr, make up the charming
and talented group. Although
they are not too well known on
campus, they are without a
doubt — the best!
Mr. Ben Trevino has kindly
consented to present the costume and door prizes. Since the
theme of this year's Frolic is
"Doin' What Comes Naturally",
prizes will be awarded for the
most original costumes. Now's
your chance to lose all those
inner inhibitions and express
them in your garb!
To sum it up — you are guaranteed the best bash of the year!
In Swine
Over the years many things
have been following definite
trends. The cost of living, the
international situation, the weather, and even pigs are always
in a state of dynamic change.
Already, many learned words
have been set to print on the
first three subjects; however,
important as it is, the fourth
trend has somehow been rather
neglected. The purpose of this
opus is therefore to enlighten the
reader with regard to the true
situation in swine.
Consider first of all the short
pig. In the. days before the vegetable oil and nlyon toothbrush
bristle industries had developed
to their present extent, pigs on
this continent, were the source
of cooking fat, football covers,
pigs feet, and bristles. Also some
of the pork and bacon eaten at
that time eame from pigs Obviously, such a diversity of uses
required rather a diversified pig
— a sort of jack-of-all-trades
sort of animal.
The result was a prevalence cf
the short pig. The short pig,
Which was usually a fat pig, had
as its most salient features, a
rather overall length and a
rather large girth, which set it
distinctly apart from the long
slim pig which will be discussed
later. For a while, the short
swine flourished.
However, changing times and
tastes required a changing pig,
and as in modern science the
trend was one from diversity to
specialization. Vegetable oils became more popular than larcl
as shortening, causing a fall-off
in the demand for fat (short)
pigs. Also it was discovered that
it was not necessary to have a
short pig in order to produce
football covers and pig bristles
(and in any case, the advent of
plastics made at least the last
of these two products relatively
! non-essential).
This left only pork and bacon
] as   the   main   useful  swine   pro-
| ducts required by the consuming
: public, since as yet neither thc
efforts     of     modern     synthetic
j chemistry nor the nations horse
i ranching and whaling industries
| have produced a satisfactory sub-
i stitute for these products. However, when so many of today's j The intended subject material
housewives became diet-concious,! will also provide excellent exilic fat pork and bacon cuts J perience in the broad field of
of the existing pigs were also! "Endurance and Survival" in
(Continued on Page 3) j preparation     for    A.ggie  Week,
See SITUATION and the Farmers' Frolic.
UBC Gets New Course
As a result of the current
boom in scientific development,
one faculty has recognized the
need for a new course in technological advancement. Due to
the unfortunate construction of
the engineers' "Godiva's Goeart
during the last three years, public spirited Aggies in a burst of
pride in their university are offering a course in "The stresses,
strains and construction of the
man-powered chariot.
This six-lesson course is given
in basic English for the benefit,
of the Engineering faculty, and
will be held on Saturdays at V,
p.m. in the Georgia.
Diplomas will be given to all.
those  who  last,  out the  course. Page 2
Thursday, January 16, 191>8
is written ond compiled by the Agriculture Faculty;
Produced by the
Publications Staff.
DEAN BLYTHE EAGLES, Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture
Dan Ostrovsky, Larry Lang,   Bill Groves, Mike Raynor.
Front Page Picture:-JIM RAMSAY. Cartoons: D. GROVES
The Challenge
As agriculture faces the challenge of the future it is
deeply aware that during the next 50 years its major task
will be to meet the urgent needs for the diffusion of every
form of education of an improved quality to scores of millions
of men and women throughout the world.
In the present state of world confusion the basic factors
which are determining the future are not generally known or
appreciated. There is little general realization that a crisis
exists with respect to man's supply of food; that the soil resources of the world may not be capable of carrying the
burden of an increasing population and that world-wide
famine maj* ensue.
Food has always been the	
primary necessity of life. In  —.—.
the present rapid evolution of
an industrial world society,
an adequate supply of food
is of paramount importance
if we are to achieve social
stability. To provide and
maintain an adequate supply
of food, agriclture must be
prepared to utilize to the utmost the resources of modern
science. We must accelerate
the pace of scientific development in the pure and
applied biological sciences
and use to the full the recent
advances in the newer fields
of   the   physical   sciences. —	
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the   complex   problems   facing  agriculturists,   we  must  speed   up   the   mechanization   of
farming through progress in engineering and through an understanding  of the  economic,  social  and  management  problems
posed by the increased operational capital needs of the industry.
From the point of view of education in agriculture it is
essential to provide the leadership and to implement the
changes facing agriculture both now an in tiie future, and
thus meet the major challenge confronting mankind.
A Student's Views
Once more, Aggie week has descended on the campus.
Stetson hatted, blue-jeaned and blue sweatered Aggies are
selling apples for the crippled childrens fund and tickets for
the Farmers' Frolic; and the rest of the student body is suddenly reminded that there is an Agriculture Faculty at UBC.
Looking back on the events of the past year or so, the observer
from outside of the Faculty might notice that the chaps in
jeans and cowboy hats have entered rather fully into about
all of the events that add up to university life. And if this
observer then decides that here is one of the more spirited and
active groups on campus, we in Agriculture can only be satisfied, since this is exactly the impression we try to create.
Do not think, however, that the western garb and cowboy
antics are indicative of the real purpose of Agriculture as a
field of study. Strange as it may seem to some, Aggies do not
spend their lecture hours learning to milk cows or in stepping
over furrows behind a plough. In reality, it is far more typical
to find an Aggie wearing a lab coat, working with an up-to-
date piece of scientific equipment, than to find one wearing
soiled cowboy-Kings, pulling a chariot.
Ultimately, the purpose of agriculture is to feed mankind.
To achieve this end, agriculture has of necessity become a
science more than an art — a highly diversified technical field
of study and practice to which all of the principles of the
modern and physical, economic and biological sciences can
and must be applied.
Students in Agriculture are therefore charged with the
rather serious task of learning these principles so that they
may discover how to be better farmers and how to better the
lot. of farmers in general, how to devise new means to improve
and increase agricultural production, and, in the long run,
how to ensure the food supply of the nation and of the world.
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With Sputniks flying in
outer space and men supposedly parachuting from rockets
miles up in the atmosphere, it
is rather difficult to portray
the true significance of modern
However, just as in most sciences, the science of agriculture is moving ahead more
rapidly in this present age than
it has ever clone previously.
Just like many other sciences, agricultural technological
changes are developing so rapidly that it is impossible for
the university, the government
and industry to keep up with
these changes.
Many people have a rather
biased view of what agriculture really is. To many, agriculture is portrayed by a picture of an unshaven, and probably uncouth individual who
exists on a derelict farm somewhere back in the woods off
the main highway.
This type of agriculture is
portrayed in books and movies
such as "Tobacco Road" and
"God's Little Acre" and also
through the medium of such
music as Fuedin' and Fussin
and Fightin' and the Aggie
song "Moo, Squish, Squish,
Squish." .,
The people who regard agriculture in this light are entirely correct! However, this
is a small portion of agriculture.
To some, agriculture is portrayed by large tracts of land
in the prairies and foothills
where thousands of cattle
roam, all being controlled by
one individual who wears a
broad brimmed hat and cowboy boots. More often than
not, this individual is expected
to be seen aboard his yacht in
the waters around Nassau. The
people who believe that this is
agriculture are entirely correct, but this again is only a
small part of agriculture.
To some, agriculture is portrayed by a prairie wheat farmer who lives like a hobo from
March until October in a shack-
on the prairie continually exerting pressure on the government to sell his wheat, but dur
ing the period from October to
March can be found in California taking in the sunshine from
the balcony of his suite, or, in
Hawaii smoking panatella cigars as lie watches the torso of
a native dancing girl. This,
too, is a part of agriculture—
not the torso.
Besides these somewhat distorted ideas of agriculture it
also includes many other fields
when looked upon in its entirety. In government service
are men and women who are
continually seeking markets
both domestic and abroad, for
Canada's agricultural produce;
who are continually doing research to improve the product
and find new uses for it,
In industry, besides changing Ihe raw product to the finished product (i.e., beef on the
hoof to wholesale and, in some
cases, retail cuts of meat),
much research is carried on.
For example, Canada Packers Ltd., a meat processing
firm in Canada, extracted the
drug commonly known as
ACTH from the adrenal glands
of domesticated animals, It is*
now used quite widely in human medicine centred around
the cures for arthritis, asthma,
rheumatic fever and many allergies. ACTH is also used as
animal medicines and animal
The main function of the
Faculty of Agriculture here at
UBC is to develop and train
research workers to enter into
the fields of government and
Secondly, the Faculty does
research on its own and in cooperation with other departments of the university, government and industry. This,
too, is only a part of agriculture.
Within the Faculty, students
are prepared to enter into the
fields of equipment design,
food technology, plant breeding, bacteriology, soil science,
animal nutrition, chemistry,
marketing and a host of other
fields directly related to agriculture.
The Faculty itself is made
up of six major departments
being Mechanics, Economics,
Animal Science, Plant Science,
Soil Science and Poultry Science. For this preparation
"Aggies" are taking courses in
Arts and Sciences including
geology, the many fields of biology, chemistry, physics, economics, bacteriology, political
science and languages, 'Aggies'
are also registered in Commerce and (although we hate
to admit it), Engineering courses,
So as you might realize, agriculture is not made up entirely
of just "growin' thing's." It
includes the product from the
time the seed is placed in the
ground, so to speak, until it
reaches the consumer's doorstep including the preparatory,
the growing, the manufacturing and the marketing.
Its significance? The next
time you sit down to a meal,
how much of the food and
drink you will consume and
what proportion of the clothing you will be wearing will
come from agriculture'.'
MOTE: — For people who
eai in the Cafeteria, Fort or
Acadia Camps, agriculture is
not responsible for the sight or
the palatability of the food —
that's Home Economics.
Yours truly,
4th  Agriculture Thursday, January 16, 1958
Page 3
The Aggie
Melting Pot
A good morning to everybody and especially to engineers
with a change of clothing after
losing a blood drive and a chariot race.
Mild weather is expected to
continue in Vancouver. Forecast is by U.S. meteorologists.
Famous last words; Isn't it about
time Canada annexed the U.S.
with its Dulles weather.
Grocer held up! It's time they
were allowed to stand on their
own two feet.
about water, why shouldn't the
city's water supply be fluoridated?? Not only would the need
ior a dentistry school at UBC
be obviated (and money saved)
but Aggie experimental pigs
would be happier.
(Editors Note: Certain fluorides control ascaris suis in
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My six-month-old heifer calf
has fallen in love with a bull 40
months her senior. She's con-
cinced its the "real thing" and
wants to marry him. He is a
distinguished looking gentleman
with grey hair round his temples, a grey tuft at the tip of
his tail and "university manners." She is a quiet, sensible
heifer but so young! Could she
cope with his idefinitely? I wonder if there is a bone in the cub-
board for this one?
"Worried   Ayrshire"
Dear Worried Ayrshire:
If your daughter would bother
to apply Animal Husbandry 200
principles to daily living she
would not find herself in such
a dilemma. Distinguished grey
hairs around this boy's temples,
bristly whiskers, and "university manners" create an impression but they go little further
than skin deep. Have you checked, his pedigree and progeny
records if any? Has he an ROP
rating? It would be unpleasant
ii your daughter heard fellow
heifers whispering to the effect
that she was in love with her
own sire — especially if he failed to raise the herd's butterfat
average. Also bulls age early,
and your daughter might need
love and attention at a time
when the bull needs comfort and
rest most of the time, or worse
still, when its time for the butcher to call.
'    Vc * *
In one car — most lectures,
until the spring exam schedules
are posted. — and out the other.
(Continued from Page 1)
scorned. The short pig was
doomed, and began to be replaced more and more by thc
leaner, long straight pig.
Presently therefore, the lonf
pig is in vogue, /although it if
just possible that in view of the
recent popularity of sack dresses
that fatter, if not short fat pigs
may at least find more accep
And now, briefly, what of the
future developments in the swine
line? Firstly, as a result "of the
progressive demand for longer
and longer pigs, it is forseabk
that swine, like cars, will continue to increase in length. It
is also forseable that the pres
ent genetic make-up of swine
will not allow an increase in
length  beyond a certain point
This meaty problem is at present being approached from two
different routes: the one being
the stretching of pigsby mechan
ical means, and the other being
an attempt to change the genetic
complement of swine by cross
J- breeding them with dasc-
hounds. Much research is presently being done to determine
the genetic feasibility of the
last possibility, which if success
ful, may well prove as great a
boon to mankind as the harness
ing of the H-bomb.
Other recent development-
which may influence the trends
in hogs are experiments to pro
st'Uce a swine carcass having alternate layers of lean and fat
by the method of alternately full
feeding and starving the animals
as well as efforts, which are now
being made to develop the pig as
ia fur bearing animal. The object
! of these last endeavors is to produce a fur that is of sufficient
quality to be a sort of poor-man's
mink, which would be of inestim
able value to girls who otherwise haven't got anything.
To conclude therefore, we see
the short pig has had its day,
that we are now living in the
age of the long pig, and that
the future holds super-long pigs
or maybe even swinehounds or
fur bearing pigs. In any case it
is safe to predict that pigs of
some sort will continue to find
favor and preference, even by
smokers who are presently addicted to camels.
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Judging by the Xmas marks
in Physics 101, among other
courses, profs have boosted their
standards of marking without
i waiting for a majority show of
student hands about the matter.
First Aggie to sweet young
thing who is eating a sandwich:
"Don't  eat that,  it's  fattening."
SSweet young thing: "Why
are you so worried about what
I cat?"
Second Aggie: "We were just
watching your figure."
Why Not? This Aggie Asks
(This article is sponsored by the Agricuture Faculty, not by The Ubyssey)
Players Club To
Challenge Mussoc
Members of Mussoc and the
°laycrs Club are abandoning
heir arm chairs and warm club
•ooms for the playing fields.
The two clubs revive their
)i-annual Stonehenge Rugby
lame on the playing field be-
lind the Mussoc club room at
12.30 on Friday.
No admission is charged,
there are no rules, no holes are
barred and an unlimited number
of players can be used by either
The only object of the game
is to get the ball over the goal
line by any means.
The last game was won by
Mussoc 60-7.
Jazzsoc Opens
New Clubroom
Newly designed clubroom of
UBC Jazz Society, officially
opened Monday, is now open to
the public at noon hours for inspection.
Ceilings are black, walls are
orange, and floors striped green,
in the completely renovated hut
behind Brock Hall. Designer
was Professor Thomas of the
School of Architecture.
Jazzsoc President Lion J.
Sharzer warns club members
that the colorful new surroundings are "definitely for listening, not studying."
hold its first general meeting in
HL-1 at 12.30 sharp. Everyone
is urged to attend.
Your eye lightly falls on this
print. You wonder whether it's
worth reading. You'd go on for
sure if you had more time, but
you pause and wonder. Is it
going to be worth taking in? I
say yes, why not?
It pays to pause and think
now and again. Oh, go on you
say, this should really be just
a "rag" in spite of the Editors
who try to spoil some fun!
We want jokes—lots of
them.. Not too, clean we hope.
Serious thinking is for the
"fuddy duds". We like to enjoy
life while we can.
Problems, well yes, everyone has a few, and that includes us; but we don't like to
stop and think about them. We
don't particularly want to get
to the root of anything, even
if it is possible. We prefer to
ignore such things, they're universal. Just let's keep right on
in a whirl of action and superficial laughter, and these question marks will disappear.
But they don't do they? Say,
what kind of question marks
do you mean anyway?
Well, here's one. Is God
big enough?
Perhaps you had a fairly
clear idea of God when you
were a child, and went to Sunday School. But it doesn't
satisfy you now you are grown
up. God just can't be big
enough for this world of scientists, and their Sputniks.
Things have got out of hand
for the "grand old resident
policeman", and he'll just have
to get used to things as they
are in the 20th century.
He's in the minority now.
We've grown too big for Him.
He can't do much about it
either. Just for old times sake
however, we'll keep on building churches, and maybe go to
one on a Sunday. It's the
thing to do in many circles
anyway, and one has to preserve some air of respectability, especially to distinguish
one from all those people who
go too far — you know, hooligans, murderers, and the like.
Your God is too small.
"We can never have too big
a conception of God. The more
scientific knowledge advances
(in any field) the greater becomes our idea of His vast and
complicated wisdom.
Can it be then, that we have
to evolve to a higher plane, before being able to come to
grips with Almighty God?
No. Unless we are to remain befogged, and bewildered, and give up all hope of ever
knowing God as a Person, we
have to accept His own planned focusing of Himself in a
human being—Jesus Christ.
The way to this faith is
partly intellectual and partly a
matter of moral commitment.
Such faith is a revelation of
the true way of living — the
way to know God, the way to
live life of eternal quality,
Jesus Christ changes people
— if they are willing to pay
the price of being changed.
Are you willing? Why not?
Mardi Gras Pep Meet will.
■be held at noon today in the
A skit by professors, introduction of the queen candidates in costumes "from
1858 to 1958," and entertained by tiie King candidates  are   the  bill   of   fare.
Admission is the price of
a raffle ticket. Ticket sale
begins today.
■—To   be   satisfied
—For a better  haircut
European Barbers
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The Wise Men Show Courage
Council Monday night made a wise and a courageous
The move, after two hours of debate, was to the effect
that councillors may 'be considered in awarding Honorary
Activities Awards and that the selection body will be nonpartisan.
On the surface this move appears as an attempt to gain
prestige and honor for Councillors. One of the arguments
in favor of disallowing councillors to win awards if their service work were outstanding, was the possibility of adverse
public relations.
The fear of criticism is much stronger in most people than
the love of glory, and for this reason we feel that the move
was courageous. In the face of probable misconceptions of the
move, Council recognized the failings of the present system of
awards, and promoted a better system.
It was a wise move for several reasons.
There are wide differences between councillors doing a
job, and councillors doing an outstanding job. But there i.s
no dividing line between actual duties of any public relations
job and fringe areas. The students who do an outstanding job
regardless of actual position should be recognized for it instead
of penalized. Those who are tempted to do a mediocre job"
may be stimulated into doing otherwise if an award of recognition exists.
We're not suggesting that a councillor or anyone else does
a job simply because there is recognition in it. But in all truth
we have to admit that an award, if it is to mean anything at
all, is a stimulus to the most devoted public servants.
Another merit is that of substituting quantity for quality.
Under the traditional sysem of granting awards of any kind
on hi.s campus, stress is laid on the number of committees, the
number of club memberships, the number of offices for which
one ostensibly works. In fact, no investigation is made of the
quality of work produced. Applications' for this award are
ample proof that such stress on quantity has been recognized
among contestants.
But perhaps the most important factor in favor of the
move is that the award, which is supposed to he the highest
honor accorded students  by students,  will  take  on  meaning.
As long as the most, obvious contestants for awards were
eliminated from competition, the winning of "outstanding"
.service awards was a pyrhic victory; won, really by disqualification of top candidates.
The selection of awards will now bo made by a disinterested body of students who know the contestants just as well
a.s did the council  body previously choosing winners.
Now that the honorary activities awards are taken care of.
perhaps it is time for the Clubs Committee to look into its
award system. Again the problem is one of quantify rather
than quality a.s criterion for recognition. Could ITiis body also
find a disinterested judiciary committee to investigate the
claims ol candidates in an effort to give awards for genuinely
outstanding   performances?
Thursday, January 16, 1958
New Denver
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
Having spent the past summer working in the New Denver "institution" with the
children of the Sons of Freedom, I should like to comment
on your recent article about
the Doukhobors.
I do not know where Mr.
Fulford comes from, but I am
almost certain that he has not
lived within a hundred miles
of the Kootenay district where
the problem is keenest, and so
is naturally handicapped by a
lack of first hand information
about the situation.
In all probability he does not
know that the Doukhobors
were not always pacifists; that
they adopted this way of life
only to trick Leo Tolstoy into
helping them to leave Russia;
that Peter Verigin deliberately
organized the fanatical group
so that he would be brought
from exile in Siberia, and then
deliberately sanctioned further
terrorism in an attempt to prevent Doukhobor assimilation
into Canadian society.
Mr. Fulford does not realize
that the aspect of our educational system which the Sons
of Freedom fear is nationalism,
not militarism. After all, they
have been granted military exemption, they have even been
granted citizenship, but they
do not wish to accept any civic
Democracy is a social contract, and so long as a minority
harms neither itself nor the
rest of society, its rights and
opinions will be respected.
However, I fail to see how
bombing, parading and dynamiting can be overlooked,
whatver their motivation.
As for needing these people,
I would say certainly we need
the Doukhobors — that is, thc
Orthodox and Independents.
They are fine people. But we
do not need the Sons of Freedom — they still use the old
ways of farming, they are ruining the land they live on, they
are not prepared to work hard,
and their living conditions are
The government of B.C. has
offered to let them set up their
own schools and teach their
own curriculum; it has offered
to provide schools and let the
sect, choose the teachers; it has
offered to excuse the children
from classes dealing with niili-
tarv historv or similar matters.
Still the Sons of Freedom remain adamant and refuse to
co-operate. They do not wish
to become Canadians, so the
wisest thing to do is to let them
go (if they really are going this
time) and hope that any on-
looking nation will think before it speaks.
Yours very truly,
Education IV.
**7* *r V
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
I have just read the article
in Friday's issue on the Doukhobors by Mr. Fulford. I think
that he makes several good
points, one, when he says that
it will be a scandal. It will be
like putting rocket fuel in seaplane; the Russian propaganda
machine will run wild.
However, the most important point is that Canada allowed them to come here with the
idea that they would be free.
And how ironic it is that they
should be going back to Russia
to find freedom when we claim
that in Russia there is no freedom.
Now I am not saying that
they will find freedom in Russia, but it is food for thought.
I don't know the solution, but
there must be one. It is Canada's duty to find it.
Arts I.
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
In the article, "NFCUS Tours
Available,", Friday, January
10, you erronously claim that
one of NFCUS' tours is scheduled to leave Vancouver by
Polar Route for Europe. I
would like to correct this statement by saying that all NFCUS
tours originate in Montreal
and not in Vancouver.
However, we arc proposing
to charter a plane for all students and faculty to leave Vancouver in mid-June and flying
to Europe via Polar Route, returning in early September.
Return fare would be only
$480 if we were guaranteed 65
passengers. I would appreciate it if those interested would
contact me as soon as possible
in the NFCUS office, Room
16a, Brock.
Yours sincerely,
NFCUS Trav. Chairman
Whos   On   A   Pedestal?
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
Someone has finally got
around to criticizing the Critic's Page in simple English. A
letter by Law Student, Don
Jabour, appeared in these columns January 14, in which Mr.
Jabour took arms against Barrie Hale.
1 admire Mr. Jabour for having the guts to submit Ids complaints readably, though I do
not agree with what he said.
Oilier attackers (how can you
call the critic of critics a critic
without confusing typesetters")
have been funny, but insensible.
They  were   not  so  easy   to
Mr. Jabour is, and you have
to admire him for being honest, which you must be when
you take the "man on the
street" point of view of critics.
You also have to admire him
because in one sense, he is
agreeing with Mr. Hale. Both
of them recognize the evils of
current society.
But Mr. Jabour is a law student, Mr. Hale in arts. Mr.
Jabour has, for all effective
purposes, stopped worrying
about the evils of society, and
Mr. Hale has just begun.
That is why this remark of
Mr. Jabour's is regrettable.
"This conceited cynicism is ab-
horent not because it isn't true,
but because it makes a fetish
of admitted shortcomings, and
it takes no brains to do that."
By definition, Mr. Jabour
h;!s just, dismissed as abhorent
the '•conceited" cynicism of
Samuel Johnson, Jonathan
Swift and Mark Twain. They
too attacked lhat which was
recognized as shortcomings by
persons of Mr. Jabour's educational level.
The contemporaries of those
three literary figures were educated men, well aware of the
bigotry and injustice prevalent
in their particular ages.
But they were judges, lawyers, doctors, ministers. None
of them were writers, vvith the
task of putting down page
after page the faults which
Mr. Jabour finds so obvious,
Mr. Jabour has forgotten
that there are those who do not
know as much as him. It is Mr.
Hale's goal to try lo fell the
misinformed, and to tell them
as entertainingly as he can.
He did this with his little
story about "Charlie." Mr. Jabour dismisses it as undergraduate cynicism because Mr.
Hale is an undergraduate.
But he does not seem to recognize that Mr, Hale's story
brought the admitted shortcomings home, and that therein lies the value of the article.
Further, Mr. Jabour praises
Kind of Cute
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
It has been drawn to my
attention by my Uncle Fred
that although this newspaper
keeps us well informed as to
which clubs are holding what
meetings, when and why the
Thunderbirds lost and like
that, there is a stark and staring, well almost (to be brutally
brunt) a sickening lack of low
It's not that we don't like to
use Websters to get our laughs
or that we prefer Joe. Millar to
Shaw, but* after all, I mean,
let's face it; when we sit down
with The Ubyssey and a sardine sandwich, we want to
snicker up our sleeves a little
without too much contemplation.   Is anybody with us?
How about  a  short snappy
column once in a while which
conforms to our lower tastes.
It needn't be fornographic, just
funny.    You know,    kind    of
cute.   We'd love you for it.
Yours truly,
Society for  Preservation of
Underground Balloons,
Ladner, B.C.
if.      #
Defence of Panel
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Miadam:
I would like to point out to
"Science Student" the purpose
of last Wednesday's panel discussion at the Georgia Auditorium.
The public were not interested in hearing an eloquent
discussion on biology, the social sciences, or even physics.
They wanted to know what it
means to have the sky full of
Sputniks and what we are going to clo about them.
Dr. Foster through his excellent talk, came close to answering these questions. He did
not get involved in technical
explanations, which form a
barrier between the expert and
thc layman, but did manage to
convey considerable on tiie
Russian character, radiation
effect on humans, anti-matter,
and the problems that arise at
International Scientific Conferences. The mood he set did
much to erase the doubt and
contusion that recent events
have caused in the public
mind. Consequently, we listeners learned a great deal.
Sincerely, another
the man who works to rectify
a shortcoming, but decries him
who sneers from a pedestal.
First of all, a writer seldom
sneers. A sneer is a facial expression. It can not be maintained through the sweat of
producing a thousand or so
thought-out. words, much less
through a novel.
And if a man writes subjectively, as did Mr. Hate, in a
fictional style, he can never be
far enough away from his subject to stand on a pedestal.
If anyone was standing on a
pedestal, it was Mr. Jabour,
Yours truly,
Law II Thursday, January 16, 1958
Page S
Strachan Calls For Planning
MARDI GRAS QUEEN CANDIDATES: — Back row: Joan MacEwan, Gamma Phi Beta;
Bernice Kurtz, Delta Phi Epsilon; Mary Saucier, Delta Gamma; Barb Leith, Alpha Gamma
Delta. Front row: Joanne Askew, Alpha Phi; Pat Smith, Alpha Delta Pi; Eleanor Eilers,
Kappa Alpha Theta. Missing: Sharon Wright, Alpha Omicron Pi; Bernice Ortengren, Kappa
Kappa Gamma. (Photo by Walt Hatcher)
First,   second   and   third
doses of Salk Polio Vaccine
will soon be available free
to   all   students.     Appointments must be made as soon
as    possible    in    Wesbrook
Building,   Room   144,   Monday to Friday — 8:30 a.m.
— 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. —
4:30 p.m.
Please bring ceretificate
for any previous doses of
Salk Vaccine. Polio Vaccine
clinics to be held in Wes-
Jbrook Building: Friday, Jau-
■uary 24th; Tuesday, January
28th -- 1:00 p.m. -— 4:00
p.m.; Thursday, January
30lh. Watch Ubyssey for
further  notices.
Outdoor Club
Talks Begin
Noon Today
The Varsity Outdoor Club will
present a series  of  lectures  beginning today on the topic "The;
(treat Outdoors."
Speaker:--, on various topics
will include Dave Strachan of
the Dominion Public Weather
Office: Dr. W. H. "Bill" Mai-'
thews of the Dept, of Geology,
and members of the Alpine Club
of ('anada.
The final speaker of the series
of eight lectures will be Seymour Park of the Parks Branch j
-  Dept. of Recreation and Con-!
servalion. j
Lectures   will   be   held   each I
Thursday at 12:30 m FG 100.     I
Nobel Winner Speaks
To Students This Friday
Winner of the Noel Prize for chemistry in 1934, Dr. Harold
Urey, who was recently Scott lecturer at Cambridge University, will appear on the campus Friday at noon.
Raven Sells
Again Today
Third Printing
Dr. Urey was instrumental in
initiating nuclear energy research in the United States, and
has worked extensively with the
separation of isotopes.
He is concerned with the physical and chemical problems of
the earth aud in its origin, and
in its temperatures during evolutionary stages,
Ho will speak on "Recent
Evidences in Regard to the Origin  of Meteorites."
Lecture is in the Auditorium
Friday at noon,    •
Raven Sells
Again Today
Third Printing
Third    printing
goes on sale today.
of    RAVEN
Plans are being made for the
next edition of Raven, and deadline for contributions will be
■arly in February, Material
diould be left in the box at the
Raven office, Brock basement.
Contributions may also be left
with   Desmond  Fitz-Gerald.
Betty Lambert has been appointed new co-editor, succeeding Arnold Cohen. Desmond is
still there.
Now  Received
Applications may now be received for Leonard Foundation
Scholarships for the academic
year 1958-59,
All interested undergraduate
students who wish to receive information about these scholarships should call at Dean Soward's office, Auditorium Building', Room 307, on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays from
10:30 to 11:30 or Wednesdays
from 1:30 to 2:30. Appointments
can also be made by telephoning Dean Soward's office (local
Defends Scholarships,
Labor And Socialism
"There will be a continuing need for the CCF party in
Canada," Robert Strachan, Provincial Opposition Leader, told
a capacity audience in F.G. 100 Wednesday noon.
Protesting the title    of   "De
pression Party", Strachan, MLA
for Cowichan-Newcastle, called
the CCF a "party of protest",
and said it would be needed
"until the world is a much better place",
"The nature of the socafled
partnership between management and labor has been shown
by present unemployment",
Strachan said, "and no one
knows whether or not there will
be another depression."
Stating that "a stable society
needs over-all planning", Strachan deplored the "uncorrected
actions of different individuals
in widely scattered places".
"Many important decisions
affecting the Canadian economy
are made south of the border.
A few are made in Montreal and
"The CCF believes that control of resources should be vested in the people and their provincial legislature. It is wrong
to turn these powers over to
groups of private individuals,,'
Strachan said, adding that the
CCF "does not intend to nationalize everything".
Using the forest industry as
an example, he said that the
government should control natural resources, while "nationalization of pulp firms is not necessary".
Strachan defended organized
labor, attacking the claim that
"the   province  is   being   priced
out of the market".
"This", he claimed, "is the
same as saving that labor should
accept lower living standards.
The logical conclusion to this
would have us competing with
the living standards of Japan".
Interviewed after his speech,
the Provincial CCF Leader declared his support for a recent
NFCUS resolution calling for
more scholarships.
"Every student with adequate
marks should have his fees
wiped out", Strachan said, concluding that "no student should
be at university who hasn't
scholarship standards".
Cartoon  Quiz
Deadline  Today
Deadline for the Ubyssey's annual "once in a lifetime" cartoon, caption contest is noon
Entries are swamping Ubyssey
managing editor Al Forrest who
doubled up with laughter at
every one and commented:
"We'll never get away with
printing these."
Cartoon picture was of a UBC
lad stranded on a desert island
with a person of the opposite
sex. The woman is talking.
Prize winning caption will be
announced Tuesday.
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"BOILED BEEF SOUP IS SO NUTRITIOUS," said CCF Provincial Leader Strachan yesterday noon in response to a
Question from an eager Aggie, (Photo by Asger Bentzcn) Page 6
Thursday, January 16, 1958
Non-Partisian Selection Committee
Councilors Eligible
For Honorary Awards
A two-hour debate ended at
the AMS meeting Monday night
In a resolve to allow Students'
Councillors to be candidates for
Honorary Activities Awards.
Council decided to make this
move in conjunction with a
change in the composition of
the selection committee. The
committee will now be com-
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posed of "disinterested", students, on representative each
from Undergraduate Societies
Committee, Clubs Committee,
Men's Athletics, Women's Athletics, and Publications. The
respective groups will choose
their representatives and instruct him to act in a completely non-partisan capacity.
The awards are given for unselfish, outstanding service to
students and are the highest
awards made by students to
their members.
Previously councillors were
barred from competition because they chose the winners
and because they had more opportunity to serve students.
It was felt by the Council
majority that debarrment of
Councillors as such from competition discriminated against
those members who did  out
standing jobs over and above
their actual duties. It was discovered that "actual duties"
defied definition and could not
by itself be considered criterion
for recognition.
Some difficulty was experienced in choosing a non-partisan committee. President Ben
Trevino warned his council:
"I don't think it behooves a
council member to think he is
the only man who can sit on
judging committees and be objective."
The new selection committee
will consider this year's candidates, the ruling to take effect
About now . . .
Everybody quitting top posts
. . . Prospects of summit conference Dulles ever.
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Free Dance Lessons
In Long Noon Hour
DANCE CLUB — Two-hour
free dance session featuring
novelty dances, today at noon.
Tonight at 7.30 there will be
auditions for Rhumba, Tango
and Charleston.
* *      *
WAD — Volleyball at 6 p.m.
in Women's Gym. All members
* *      *
recorded speeches: one on J. S.
Mill, the other on F. Nietzche
will be presented by the Philosophy Club today at 12.30 in
* *      *
Club — There will be a general
meeting in Arts 201 today at
* *      *
meeting at 12.30 in club house
HL-5. Please attend.
* *      *
UBC    HIST.    SOCIETY will
meet at 8 p.m. tonight at 3307
Mayfair Ave., 3 blocks North of
41st Ave. on Blenheim. The
discussion will be on the historians and historical views of the
19th century.
* * *
CARIBBEAN Students Association general meeting at noon
in Physics 201. Agenda: Budget,
Magazine (WI), Carnival Dance,
Open House, Federation.
* *      *
meeting in Room 301 of Physics
Building at noon today. New
members welcome.
* *      *
Attention all members. There
will be a general meeting today
in the clubhouse. Important —
Constitution amendments. Attend please.
* *      *
tonight at 8.00, at 4525 W. 15th
Ave, (Take 10th Ave. bus, get
off at Sasamat) D. H. Lawrence's novel, "Sons and Lovers"
will be discussed.
* *      *
VOC — Outdoor Life. First in
the series of lectures on outdoor
life is today at 12.30 in Forestry
and Geology 100. Speaker Mr.
D. Strachan, Dominion Public
Weather Office on "Why the
New Arts
Now In Use
They're in!
Moving day is over for faculty members who have won
office space in the new Arts
Then general reaction is en*
thusiastic. "Anything would be
better than what we had before," was one comment. Mr.
McDonald of Romance Languages commented, "It's the best
set-up ever," and Dr. Norris of
the IHstory Department agrees.
"It's terrific," he said.
The original plan was to move
all the smaller departments into
the new building en masse, but
once again officials were faced
with th problem of insufficient
space. Eleven departments have
completely or part ially moved
These include senior members
of the English department, all
of History and most of Romance
studies, Music, Asian studies,
International studies, Slavonics,
Economics, Social Sciences and
Members of the Math Department are now in'the old Arts
Building. "Everyone is more
comfortable than before," said
one   pleased   assistant   lecturer.
The remaining English lecturers are scattered over the campus, some in the old Arts Building. Women assistants are in
Deans Mawdsley, Chant and
Soward are no win new offices
in the new building.
All faculty offices are in one
wing of the biulding where professors and lecturers have the
use of an elevator. The glass
affair on the top is intended
for a senior social centre for
the use of graduates and faculty.
The co-ed student lounge should
be completed by next summer.
The new building houses eight
auditorium type classrooms,
seating 250. Cubicles in the
women's washrooms are deep
(before noon)
if you can't win
Third year law students, commerce men and other enterprising noi<?r makers and debators
make by blood boil, even though
I am well known as a man of
even temperment. They have
noised abroad that their faculties are really post graduate
schools and that they and their
fellow students are infinitely
smarter than those of the lesser
Beauty-Break on the campus!
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NFCUS Story Contest
Deadline Mid-February
Nation-wide short story contest is now open to all aspiring authors arid established writers who happen to be university students.
NFCUS is sponsoring a Natio- *
nal Short Story contest which
requires that entrants be univer
sity students. Stories must not
have been presented in any but
student publications, must be
under 2000 words and may be
in either French or English.
Winning English entry will be
published by Liberty Magazine
at the standard rate of pay for
published material. Second prize
is $50, donated by Ryerson
Winning French entry will receive $25, given by La Presse.
All entries must be submitted
in triplicate. Deadline is February 15, 1958.
Each university will judge its
own stories and choose Jhe best
two stories to be entered in the
National contest.
For further information contact Mr. John Dressier at the
NFCUS olfice. Room 165, Brock
UBC Graduate
Awarded Fellowship
Wing To
Begin Ln
8 Months
Construction of a new wing
for the library will, begin in
about eight months, according
to a "conservative" estimate by
Tom Hughes, superintendent of
Building and Grounds.
The new wing should be ready
for use by October, 1959. Its
cost is borne by a recent special
donation of $375,000 to the UBC
Development Fund by B.C. industrialist Walter C. Koerner.
Hughes said planning of the
new wing will probably take
eight months, and actual construction another year.
Koerner said he had "always
considered the library the heart
of the university" and called it
his "special interest."
Addition of the wing is expected to relieve somewhat the
overcrowding in the library.
UBC   librarian   Neal   Harlow
Frances Dullien, Hungarian-
born UBC graduate student in
chemical engineering, has been L
awarded the Charles G. Wil-I has said present crowded con-
liams Fellowship worth $1,500, ; ditions in the library are
donated by Eldorado Mining and | "severe" and "discouraging stu-
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The Organization Man — A Saleable Personality
In the "Organization Man,"
William Whyte, author of the
provocative "Is Anybody Listening" and an editor of Fortune magazine, offers the student some absolutely painless
sociology and the laymen a
fascinating insight into some
of the changes and developmens
in North American society.
As its title suggests, Whyte's
book is thematically concerned
with the men who work for the
big corporations: how they are
educated, chosen, promoted,
how they live, their families
and their tastes.
It follows them through the
commerce    and    engineering
schools, with their narrow and
practical curriculm, sees them
safely under the wing of a big
organization, reasonably secure,
in possession of sick and pension plans, half promised advancement, perhaps through a
company training school, then
around the country, through
various grades of development
housing and up the ladder in
the organization.
Sanctioning their lives and
the organization, is the Social
Ethic of teamwork, co-operation, "fitting-in"; do good to society (i.e. the organization) and
it will do good to you — the
trustful philosophy of young
men  grown   up  in   an  atmos
phere of prosperity and expansion. The anxious oil of thc personnel men smooths out
wrinkles of individualism or
competition, hold-overs from
the old cut-throat Protestant
Top executives, however,
are apparently those who manage to disguise their fierceness and ambition until they
become too exalted to be "personality tested." Whyte found
that people "got on the nerves"
of top executives, who disliked
working with others, thought
teamwork was a farce, that
"there has to be a leader."
Whyte, himself, felt that all
this "niceness" was a definite
degeneration, 'that the organization was actually stifling human potential.
Almost an almanac for young
Organization Men, tho book is,
I suspect, a best seller, if for
its social observations, at least
as much more for its meaty
chapters on "How Good an
Organization Man Are You"
(how to cheat oh personality
tests), "Inconspicuous Consump
tion" (how to beat the loan
sharks and the monthly payment racket) and "The Out Going Life" (time budgeting in
development living.)
Although Whyte is quite
harsh on the subjugation of the
liberal arts and on the insist-
Raven Readable; Often Redoubtable
RAVEN No. 5, begins, I'm
afraid, with an editorial called
"A Portrait of Dispair" which
pictures the Artist of Today as
a figure of epic paucity, rankling under conformity, but able
only to reflect that conformity. All this may be so, but it
is certainly not supported by
the- text of the magazine, most
of which is individualistic, albeit often self-conciously so.
Without this esoteric of nonconformity it is difficult to see
the purpose of the first story
in Raven, "Hunters In the
Night," by Shane McConnell.
This story is really not a story
at all but a sensatively extended image, relentlessly illumining the animality of man, an
animality that has, as "Hunters"
shows, its definite graces. But
such an illumination, by itself,
seems pointless. Again it may be
that this illumination is only
incidental, an accident, and that
the image exists only for itself.
"Hunters," in fact, raises the
problem of just how much an
author should seek to control
the. meaning of his work; in
Mr. McConnell's story, any
number of "meanings" may be
infered, yet I doubt that he intended this.
"Subliminal Projection," by
Ken Hodkinson is, I guess, supposed to be an essay, but it
reads rather more like a quickie
banged out for |i Sunday Supplement. With subtle irony, Mr.
Hodkinson shows how we shall
be lead clown the vidio path
to World War Three; he does
not, however, take note of a
few (acts at least as fundamental as the ones he is peddling.
For first, the FCC has, even
before subliminal projection
lias been presented for its sanction, let it be known that such
a device would not be available
to political bodies, and, second,
lhat everyone is already receiving, constantly, peripheral impressions, recording them, and
doing nothing about them —
because there are already so
many of them about, unpro-
jeeted, that they cancel one
another out, unless there exists
in the mind of the receiver a
oubconcious willingness to accept them.
Marg Hawthorn's "Chad: Its
Rise, Its Ago, Its Fall," is, if
I may be forgiven the appela-
tion, "clever" — the sort of
thing that John Collier does a
little better, but only a little.
It is, as well, slight enough to
be crushed by its one major
flaw; which flaw being that it
is not self-contained, it relies
upon an otuside source — the
"Chad" articles published on
this page last fall — for its
satirical focus, Miss Hawthorn
only hints at the philosophy
she is satirizing, and the hint
is so incomplete as to cripple
her story.
"The Test," by Rosemary
Kent-Barber, is called a "science-fiction short story," and
it is, insofar as it uses futuristic devices to establish the
helplessness of an individual
before he reaches his, majority.
It is, too, a conjecture as to
the future social extension of
that helplessness, but the conjecture is expressed by assigning the present functions of
doting human beings to automatic machinery. This expression makes it- more analogous
than prophetic, and science fiction should, I think, extend
present tendencies, not identify
"Permanent Wave," by Claire
Willis, is very well done; it is
all a short story should be:
evocative, accurate, and self-
contained, and only one thing
it shouldn't; a little self-con-
cious, especially in the descriptive passages. It presents the
emotional and psychological
problems attendant upon insecure personal rebellion, and
it deserves to be read.
"Diamonds Threaded Yellow," by John Darling, probably has more personal spark
than anything else in the magazine. There is so much imaginative power and scope in this
story that they exceed the techniques the author uses to control them. As a consequence,
the prose becomes dull, a constant loud noise, relative to
nothing but the continuance of
that noise. That tho story as
it appears should have been Mr,
Darling's first draft, is perhaps the most damning and respectful tiling to be said about
Immediately following "Diamonds," is a "Poem" by Robin
Maunsell that is, well "perfect."
It is wry, incisive, and musical;
within its modest framework it
says volumes about the sentimentalizing of self-interest.
Half historicism, half esoteria
Desmond Fitz-Gerald's "Suc-
cuba And the Green House,"
is well worth the researching
of allusions that I, at least,
found necessary to the understanding of it. Once understood, it is a pleasantly sensual
"Harlequinade," by Shawn
Harold, was, I thought, a little
astringent as an idea, but this
did not keep it from being a
nicely symmetrical poem, but
George H. Bowering's "The Intellectual Turned Artist," communicates little but a concien-
tious ruttishness.
"Gavotte." by Richard Watson, seems to me to be the
most ambitious poem in the
book. It produces a rapid montage of images of a number and
depth to suggest that it is possibly the most successful as
Rosemary Kent-Barber appears again, this time represented by a poem, "Alien Shape"
which is neat and has a certain  attractively  weird music.
It ako makes its main point,
with all its ramifications, far
more tellingly than did her
"The Road to Symbolism,"
by Elliot Gose and Warren Tall-
man is a singularly virtuous
piece of criticism. All my ob-
pections to it are niggling, and
have mainly to do with a personal disaffection for the sort
of prose style that seems always to result from collaboration.
I would like to say that the
artwork, design, and typography of the magazine are very
attractive, but that it seems
too bad that there is no consistency of coloration from copy
to copy.
I would also like to say that
I am afraid that I do think
art should be instructive, that
it cannot help but be so inasmuch as one individual, when
he speaks to another, is imparting knowledge — knowledge of himself and of his
world. I have tried, in the above
criticism, to highlight the
weaknesses in style that seemed to keep such knowledge
from being imparted. But it is
wholly possible that I was being spoken to and did not hear;
if such was the case, then I
apologize for my insensativity.
Peer Gynt Coming
Henrik Ibsen's episodic fantasy "Peer Gynt" will open
8.30 p.m. January 23 for a run
of three nights in UBC's auditorium.
The production, the largest
ever undertaken by the English Department, will employ
fifty-four actors in 125 roles.
Past English Department Work
Shop productions have been
"The Infernal Machine", "The
Alchemist" and "Back To Methuselah".
"Peer Gynt" will be directed
by Ian Thorne, who was largely responsible for the resounding success of the Players'
Club production of "Twelfth
Night" last year. The Role of
Peer will be played by Richard
Other estimable talents connected with the production are
set designer    Cliff    Robinson,
costume designer Jesse Richardson, and John Brockington,
who has arranged special music for the play.
The traslation to be used for
this production will be Norman Insbury's, which was the
translation used by Tyrone
Guthrie in the Old Vic revival
of "Peer" a few years ago, and
more recently by the Canadian
Players ia their successful touring version, which featured
Vancouver actor Bruno Gcr-
ussi in the title role and was
directed by Douglas Campbell.
Tickets for this production,
which should be one of the
major events of the year, may
be obtained by phoning University Theatre Reservations,
Alma 4600, or may be picked
up downtown at Kelly's Music
ence by industry and the big
foundations on team - work,
even in what, he insists, is
often better suited to individual research, in general, it
seems to me, and in refreshing
contrast to some books on similar subjects (e.g. Crack in the
Picture Window), he is good
humored, objective — a student
not a preacher.
The book has been criticized
for being too "interpretive,"
too entertaining, for not having
enough charts, references and
surveys to justify the author's
statements, Their validity is a
matter for the professionals to
decide — I only mention that
doubts do exist,
On the whole, nothing sums
up the temper of this most absorbing book more than Whyte's
text for young men who wish
to  become  Organization  Men:
"I loved rr.sy father and
my mother but my father
a   little   bit  more;   I  like
things pretty well the way
they  are.   I   never   worry
mych   about   anything.   I
don't   care   for   books   or
music   much.   I   love   my
wife  and   children,  but  I
don't let them get in the
way of company work."
This, he guarantees, Will get
the   organization   aspirant
through   any   personality   test
and past any personnel  manager, for it exemplifies the beliefs of the ideal Organization
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