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No. 38
Welfare Needs Workers
O.0C.    D€A/eLOPKN~U"T     f OMO
Social Workers
Shortage Looms
An acute shortage of social workers and other professional
personnel is threatening the adequacy of existing public welfare programs and voluntary services in British Columbia.
When professional staff providing services in any agency
or institution designed to meet the needs of people is allowed
to fall below a minimum level these needs simply cannot
be met.
Enghu-or jrrads resmuul to cliaininn's plea for a.ore aggressive ciunpahimm;,
Social Work - Its Mission
In This Scientific World
Do you want to get to the bottom ol people's troubles?
Neurotic Nellie's Nursery for
emotionally Disturbed Children
requires a Director of Bathroom
Culture (preferably experienced
with the six-month old eneu-
—Female gird preferred, but
will accept applications
from motherly male.
— MSW degree (Master of
Scented Water).
— Will consider BSW degree
(Bachelor of Slop Work)       j
—Preference will be given to j
those  who  have  completed j
Dr. Daniel Diaperpin's cor- !
respondent    course    "Basic
Concepts of Flood Control"
— Applicants should also have
knowledge of plumbing; —
ability to control leaks an
(Condensed from the manual
"What is Social Work" • prepared by Community Chest
and Council of Greater Vancouver).
Social Work begins with a
concern for people.
This relatively new service
profession is built on solving
the difficulties human beings
sometimes have in their relationships to each other and to
the world.
From earliest times, even
though men quarrelled and
fought amongst themselves,
they showed concern for each
other's welfare and a capacity
for helping one another.
Poverty was the first of
man's difficulties to attract attention. Thus we find the earliest forms of social work were
organized to aid the needy.
Developments in psychology
and the social sciences however, have brought greater un- !
derstanding of people and the ;
causes of the problems which ;
prevent some people from lead- i
ing happy useful lives. ■
There has also developed a
method of helping people to
solve their problems, a method
-Applicants must be able to : SALARY:
adapt   themselves  easily   to
moist climate.
— To control and direct daily
movements of staff.
— To be responsible for introducing measures that will
ensure regular running of
the institution.
—Commensurate with qualifications starting at $18.00
per week and leading to $27
per week within twenty-
five years.
-—Free diaper wash
—Accident and Liability Insurance to protect against
injury from safety pins.
w h i c h combines scientific
knowledge with the art of the
practitioner himself.
The first concept of modern
social work is a belief in the
dignity and worth of the individual. This implies respect
for the right of a person to live
his own life, to make his own
decisions, and to enjoy certain
personal and civil liberties.
Respect for others includes
respect for their differences.
Help is given without regard
to race, creed, color, economic
or social status.
The help given by the social
worker cannot be truly effective unless the client takes an
active part in the process. The
individual has responsibility
not only for himself, but toward the society in which he
lives. Society has the responsibility to protect the lives and
interests of all its members.
The "kinds of problems which
social workers treat or serve
are those of poverty, broken
homes, family maladjustment,
physical and mental handicaps,
inadequate housing and antisocial behavior. To m e e t
these needs, we find such agencies as family and child welfare, public assistance, rehabilitation programs, health and
legal services and many others.
Social workers usually render their specialized services
within social agencies. These
social agencies represent the
community, and provide a
means by which people's needs
and problems may be met
either by administering social
legislation or by voluntary effort.
Deryck Thomson, president of
the Greater Vancouver Branch
of the Canadian Association of
Social Workers, made these comments when interviewed Saturday by a reporter for The
Ubyssey Social Work edition.
lie said measures must be
taken immediately to recruit
qualified personnel. He included
airing those in short supply,
doctors, psychiatrists, social
workers and "lhorap;sts of all
"Services designed to meet the
needs of people, such as mental
health services, deal with human
beings as individuals. This is
the important tiling which is so
often overlooked."
"When you allow your trained personnel to fall below a
minimum the total program is
in danger, You cannot help individuals by spreading staff to
cover greater numbers. You
must simply refuse to help
people in need."
Mr. Thomson also commented
on means of recruiting social
One of the greatest difficulties
involved was interpretation to
the public of the nature of those
services which were the social
worker's unique contribution to
While the profession of social
work had made considerable
progress in this respect 'Within
the last few years, he felt that
a good proportion of the public
still tended to look upon social
If, after reading these few
pages you still think you
could be interested in social
work, there is an excellent
book available in the library
and bookstore.
It is called "Social Welfare
and the Preservation of Human Values," edited by our
own Prof. W. G. Dixon, Director of the School of Social
Work, published by J. M.
Dent and Sons (Canada) Ltd.
and the University of British
Contributors are or have
been associated with the
School and, (supposing you
are planning a career in social
work) some of them are the
ladies and gentlemen who
would mark your examination
"something   cone.ot-
services  as
ing charity."
To illustrate his noi
Thomson recalled seeim
noMccs coneernim; a }o:
man, who. according
had been a prominent
worker in the comma:;;".
"She had been bis-iiv o
in charitable works, r i
She was not, however, a ss
worker," said the CASW p
deni. He added t'sat there
plenty of work to be cone in
welfaro field by volunteers
der professional direction.
■j press
:-ai wo-
he text,
i S. a ,-
Pre-Social Work Society
Five years ago it was recognized that there was a need on
this Campus for an undergraduate club which could promote
interest in and knowledge' of
social work amongst the stu-.
dents. It was to encourage an
understanding of this new profession that the Pre-Social Work
Society came into being.
Today the Society fulfills the
important task of showing students who are interested in Social work as a vocation, just
what the work entails, and what
they could expect to find themselves doing if they graduated
into the profession,
This term the program includes a series of field visits to
include the Newhaven Borstal
Home and the Child Guidance
Clinic, with films and discussions on various aspects of the
work, Personnel from, many of
the local agencies where several.
Society members arc gaining
practical experience in the work
will address the student-;. By
these means a studenl can s-m>
for himself (or, in the majority
of cases, herself), whether he or
she is suited to the profession.
We are always glad to see new
members, and hope lhat if you
are interested you will be along
to see us at our office in Room
155 of the Brock Extension, )r
contact us at Box 108, AMS,
Brock Hall. Page 2
Thursday, January 23, 1958
IHB OTir?*EY    The Social Worker And
Contributors: Margaret E. Miller, John Fornatero, Janet McDonald, Joan Nix, Harvey Lammer, Don Bjarnason, John Towne-
send, June Hagerman, George Kern, Ellis Lindsay, Bill
Prokop, Joan Turner, Peter Enns?     -      Cartoons:   Bob Ross.
Photographers:    Bert Ziegler,    Harold Doxie
Mental Health  Services
Is Human Misery
A Stranger To Us?
Human welfare does not make news. Human illi'are, il'
we may call it that, makes newspaper headlines every day.
This state of affairs would seem to imply that human misery
i.s a stranger to Canadian society. This is far from being the
truth, particularly at this time of mass unemployment.
Human welfare does not make news. But let RCMP
officers burrow like terriers beneath a Doukhobor home to
retrieve a terrified child and that is headline material. Let
convicted men riot in prison and every minute aspect of the
situation is reported and published.
A recent story, one of many such in the local press, told
in those words of a "psychopathic bank bandit" who wept
as he pleaded guilty. (Whatever is that variety of offender
is anyone's guess. Possibly the reporter was attempting to
find an up-to-date explanation for a behavioral quirk shared
by this unfortunate man with price-fixing industrialists.
Human misery in its most bizarre forms is considered
by the press to be newsworthy, and to make "good reading".
What i.s the public supposed to conclude from this plethora of crime stories? A good indication of the naivete of our
thinking i.s contained in the answer usually provided: the
local  police  force  is inefficient.
To a newspaper's editorial staff "welfare" is headline
news only at convention or election time when politicians
dangle social improvement plans a.s a sort of carrot of promised joy before the communal donkey only to store it away
unsavorecl until needed again. Everyday occurrences in our
local community which would indicate social awareness of
unmet human needs are relegated to the earnest attention
of the newspaper's newest cub reporter. He knows by some
sort of osmotic process that he should look for something
called ''human interest" and he is actually warned to pay
special attention to activities of private welfare agencies of
which the publisher is a board member.
A goodly proportion, say 90 per cent, of "welfare" stories
which appear in the daily press are found on the women's
pages. These take the form of gentle items which reveal
that Mrs. So-and-so (whose husband, no doubt, is an important advertiser) presided at a tea from which the proceeds would go to a hospital for crippled kiddies.
While a certain self-consciousness may sometimes be
noted in these "news" items with the Lady Bountiful flavor,
they will probably be with us for some time to come. Similarly, modified examples of the old "basket of goodies"
school of welfare reporting may still be found in the press,
particularly  at  Christmas 'time.
Yet the interest of the press i.s of paramount importance
in awakening Canada's social conscience and therewith general recognition that piece-meal palliatives are not good
Press campaigns of the past have tended to focus a
flurry of public attention on the symptoms of social disease, not the causes. The result i.s an increasing variety of
private welfare agencies which devote much of their collective time to defining their respective reasons for existence and areas of operation.
To the local businessman these agencies are exhibits to
wave in the face of those who would advocate more governmental responsibility for welfare. They say, "We take
care of our own people. If the government wants something
on which to spend our taxes it can encourage scientific development.   Look  what  Russia  has  done."
We do not, of course, place the blame for lack of overall planning totally upon the press, Sociologists, town planners, doctors, teachers, social workers—all wdio are experts
ill the welfare field—have been ridiculously inept in communicating their thinking lo the public in an understandable manner. This i.s true in spite of the variety of channels for mass communication physical scie»iee has provided
for this purpose.
Effective communication musl be our concern if we
wish to hasten the day when "illi'are" will be news in the
true sense of lhat word,
What are the mental healthv
services'.' In B. C. these include
psychiatric and mental health
clinics for both children and
adults, a large mental hospital,
and several homes for the aged.
Recent years have proven
that one person, and indeed
only one professional discipline, is of little value in helping many people in need of ~
such services. II is rather a
joint effort of many professional disciplines, not the least of
which is professional social
work and various social agencies.
Social workers are charged
with ihe responsibility for ihe
welfare of ihe people ihey
serve, and ihis includes understanding and helping people in
iheir relationships wiih others.
Often is ii necessary for social
workers io interview patients
and iheir relatives for* background information pertinent
io ihe present condition. This
information is used by ihe
clinical team io determine ihe
problems involved and plan a
course of treatment.
While an individual is undergoing   treat men I   any   number
of problems may present them,
selves, both to the individual
and lo his family. Some of
these problems may be financial. Other problems might include help for the care of the
individual's children. The social worker is often the one
to whom people look for help,
or advice, as this worker is in
a position to know which social
agencies arc structured to deal
vvith the particular problems
involved. For example, whom
should one see if day care is
needed for one's childfen? A
neighbor? Maybe that is not
practical. Another relative?
Maybe there is none in a position to help. Often a neighborhood centre has facilities that
would be very appropriate.
Rehabilitation is a n o t h e r
area important to social work.
People leaving the mental
health services often start
anew. Much may be involved
such as a new type of employment, possibly additional training is necessary. Other considerations such as going back
to a home situation is not
always easy. Where there has
been much discord the services
of a   family  agency  may  be  a
dire necessity to save a recurrence of many problems,
Other areas of social work in
the menial health services are
administration, research, and
striving io remedy related
problems through community
action. The latter includes ihe
very length, often trying, process of providing new services
to meet present needs. Establishing community mental
health clinics is an example of
successful efforts made in part
by professional people first
showing  where needs exist.
One of the gravest problems
now, present in the n^ntal
health services is the extreme
shortage of professionally
trained workers. Worse yet,
the shortage is predicted to become more acute as demands
for services grow (and such
demands arc growing daily.)
Thc need i.s being partially met
by substituting untrained workers for trained workers in many
positions. This is so in spite of
the fact that our schools of
social work are not especially
crowded. What definitely is
needed is more people interested in this field to take the
steps needed to become professional practitioners.
Emotionally Disturbed Children
Why A Need For Home?
A 19-year-old youth has been
sentenced to prison on two
charges ol' armed robbery with
violence. This is not his first
brush  with  the  law.
Tim as we shall call him, regarded as a problem child. At
8 years he was caught stealing
bicycles. Al f) he set fire to a
garage; he played truant from
.sehooland failed his grade for
the second time. Neither his
parents or his teachers could
control him. He had no friends.
He was regarded as a bully,
a liar and a thief.
The foster parents in whose
homes he was later placed tried
their best lo help him, but he
continued to steal, to destroy
possessions, and to react with
hostility towards people-. Tim
spent his eleventh and twelfth
birthdays in the Boys' Industrial School. Now for the third
time  he  has  been sent  to  the
Young Offender's Unit at Oak-
alla, Tim lias cost the community at least $10,000.
Without, specialized help and
intensive treatment within a
controlled environment, many
children like Tim, with emotional disturbances cannot be
helped. The symptoms of disturbance — a marked inability
lo gel along with others; academic failure in school in spite
of good intelligence; an exaggerated tedency to withdraw;
persistent lying, stealing, truancy; destructiveness towards
himself and or others: excessive
clay-dreaming, cruelly, bullying, firesetting are the warning signals ol serious mental
illness in later years. According io Mr. Hugh Christie of
Oakalla Prison Farm, many
who are in Oakalla would no!
now be there, had treatment,al
a residential centre for disturbed children been available
to them,
There is no place in B.C. where
tiie children who need this special treatment can go. The Children's Foundation, incorporated in 1957, a.s plans for the
establishment of a Home for
Emotionally Disturbed Children in Vancouver. University
graduates with specialized
training in various fields, including education, psychology
and social work will be required to staff the home,
Tiie interest and financial
support of citizens is urgently
needed now to spare these children a life of unnecessary suffering, and in the long run to
save the community needless
expense. Similar homes have
been established in oilier parts
of the world and are estimated
to be al least 7s"i per cent .successful. Can you help Vancouver fill this gap in its community services'' Thursday, January 2fr, 1958
Page 3
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"Poor junior, he can't think of a costume for' the Mardi Gras."
Social Work Goes —  To Prison
Prisons are among the last
places to bid for the services of
social workers fand allied professional services), Not long ago
work in prisons seemed repugnant to most people — you
"got into" jail work because
you were desperate for a job
or liked the exercise of authority. At any rate this is generally the attitude which has been
expressed about prison employees in the past, sometimes
quite incorrectly.
Today, few areas of social
work offer greater stimulation,
challenge and reward than does
the field of correctional work.
The field is just as attractive
for other pertinent professional
disciplines and for lay people
■who want a career service combining challenge and a sense
of accomplishment.
Just as a doctor or a hospital
staff can't prescribe intelligently for a patient's treatment
without diagnosing what is the
matter with the patient's system, so neither judge, warden
or prison staff can handle the
offender intelligently unless
they understand in what way
his system is out of kilter.
Crime is a social phenomenon
— certain behaviour is held
to be criminal by society, because it is alleged to be against
the general interests of society.
The community also develops
very strong feelings and attitudes towards those who violate its laws, attitudes which
frequently confirm or embitter
the offender in his social defiance rather than "teaching
him a lesson,"
The treatment of the offender,   then,   must   proceed   vvith
an awareness of both personal
and    social    dynamics    which
have  influenced  an   individual
to act   in  a  manner which so- \
ciety condemns. Treatment also
calls for competence in  work- [
ing with individuals and groups;
to the end, lhat their construe!
five potentialities are fostered,
ibotli   for   the   sake   of   lhe   in-:
dividual and of the larger community. It. is possibly necessary I
to repeat that this field of endeavour must, properly concern
itself with society itself. You
can't "cure" the criminal in
The social worker, by his
specific knowledge of the ways
in which behaviour is motivated and his skill in enabling
individuals and groups to solve
social problems, is able to participate significantly as a key
member of a correctional institution's staff. In addition to
sharing in diagnostic (or classification) and direct therapeutic
services the social worker may
be effective in other parts of
the institutional program.
Everyone in  the  institution
has a hand in the treatment of
the offender, for better or for
worse. A  consistent,  well  coordinated program necessitates
a solid program of staff train-1
ing so that all employees may
understand the objectives of the
institution   and   be   helped   to j
make their optimum contribu-1
tion to it.   In such a training ,
activity the social worker can
and should assume a role of
central importance. To ensure
the maximum effectiveness of
the institution's work, people in
the community will need to be
helped also to understand their
unique contribution to the correctional process; another job
appropriate to the social
No attempt is made here to
exhaust the catalogue of absorbing activities wihich may
appropriately be undertaken by
the social worker, in both institutional and community settings. The field is growing in
a professional direction. II
needs mature, far-sighted social
workers who can relish rugged
pioneering and not feel despondent about the rate of
. "success." Above all, correctional work requires a basic belief in the dignity and worth
of human personality, expressed
to the  seemingly  "worthless."
Students who require their first, second, or third
doses of the Salk Polio Vaccine must make appointments in
Room  144,  Wesbrook  Building,   immediately.
The office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon and from
1 p.m, to 4:30 p.m.
Free Polio Vaccine Clinics will be held in the Wesbrook
Friday, Jan. 24, Tuesday, Jan, 28 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.) and
Thursday, Jan. 30.
Certificates for any previous Salk shots must be
Students who took first and second shots at UBC
last spring are reminded that their third dose is due now.
Graduates in accounting, business administration, economics, finance, mathematics, statistics, engineering, who
are interested in accounting, communications engineering,
integrated data processing, railway engineering or economies and transportation research work are invited for
interview with Canadian Pacific Railway Company representatives on January 27th., Further particulars may
be obtained from your Placement Oificer,
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Thursday, January 23, 1958
Heroes, Social Workers
why i do not think i would make a good rural case worker after reading the rural community and social case work by Josephine brown
with apologies to archie
by marill
dear boss
i just finished miss browns book
and i dont wanta be
a rural case worker
on account of i dont claim
to be a superwoman or a paragon
the only women who ought
to even think of this job
oughta  be old maids
on account of
they are the only ones
who would give a lifetime to
a community program
and they wouldnt care
if there wasnt any place to go
when they quit work
except home
exclamation mark
boss what worker ; >
could possibly have
all tfiose qualifications
laid down by miss brown
question mark
by the time she learned
how to be a bookkeeper
treasurer stenographer
file clerk statistician
case record writer'!
' 11
and what not a,       !
as well as a public'fejJe&ker '
amateur farmer psychologist
fund collector and interpreter
of what ithe boai'di is 'ahd does t' ■ ',
a«;d ,t|?ctft)ily so'iotfc'ljfyss , !:..:;--!,' '• ''■
an'd has six years in college
wit^t courses in agriculture
and farm management just
thrown in for good measure
and three to five years
experience preferably rural
what i mean is boss she would be
very aged no less
and when she starts on the job boss
mehitabel and don marquis
a rettig
and carries 400 cases
and covers 1000 miles
maybe without an auto
on account of she cant
get the board to give her one
and talks the pta into
giving roller skates to the kids
and county fairs into giving
rest rooms
and the state hospital to lend
a psychiatrist
and gets papa farmer to see light
and farmers children
to see papas side too
all these she must do
besides having judgment    •
common sense patience and humor
and a constitution unbearable
and boss miss brown even
expects her to remain friendly
to all and be
free from prejudice
and while in rome to do as
the romans do though to
tell the truth boss there
isnt anything else to do
if she doesn't Want the
romans to talk about her
and all that priceless personality
boss for a measeley 2400 a year
it aint right boss really
with all that she oughta be
president  at  least
and then boss in her spare time
miss brown wants her to be an
amateur photographer or
butterfly chaser for her
own recreation
and boss while there is life
in the old dame yet i clont
wanta  try it please
on account of
i cant take it
—Harvey S. Lammer
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Graduating and Post-Graduate Students
in the following categories:
Descriptive brochures and application forms
are available at the University Placement Office.
Interviewing Team from C.N.R. will be present Jan, 27
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WHAT CHILDHOOD TRAUMA compels some people
to be social workers? Take Egbert Jones. As an adolescent
he thrilled to tales of welfare derring-do, particularly a
comic book version of the Marsh report. Incidentally, his
elder brother, Clarence, who read science fiction, is now
Deputy Minister of Interplanetary Communications at
$2,500-a-year — compensation, social ,work conferences can
be fun! —phbto by Walt Hatcher
APRIL, 1958, AND GRADUATION: Our integrated composite social worker leaves happily for his field placement. At last! After six years of academic strife! $17.50 a
week and all the farm-fresh vegetables he can eat'!  '..
—photo by Walt Hatcher a,      Thursday, January 23, 1958
Page 5
Not Born
Sochi Work
"The growing refinement
and .scrupulousness of admissions procedure in Schools of I
Social Work tends to ensure
that successful applicants will
progressively be characterized
by temperamental and motivational aclaptiveness to the pres- ;
ent demands of the profession."
Deliberation of this quota- !
tion from an authority on social '
work was the inspiration of the j
following summation, (meter— l
ironic vexamcter).
Some determination j
And a B.A. education i
Plus realistic estimation I
Of tho total situaition j
Are partial preparation.
Of course consideration
Must he given to motivalhm,
For there should be implication
Of the aspirant's adaptation
To class participation,
A brief communication
Bearing full enumeration
Of financial obligation,
Plus past association
Including recreation,
Will help your application.
A gift for socialization,
And growth in maturation
Reduces speculation,
And have signification
In your evaluation.
A discreet interrogation   jj; j'
In a face to face relation)   !   j (/
Assesses inclination, '!'d'
For a hidden limitation
Or emotional mutation       I
May affect the operation
Of apparent integration.
Impartial arbitration ,■ jf
And objective observation '   ■;'
Of the factual aggregation      \
In its truest correlation
May produce an invitation
To our social orientation,
Then through coordination
Of community org'nization,
Personality deviation,
Basic methods innundation,
Legal  inlellectualization,
Group work interpretation,
Statistics exploration,
Psychiatric information,
Historical examination,
Then1 may be "frusteration".
&a$a Off ^ijtnpatkif
10(15   Seymour  Street
Vancouver 2, B.C.
On  the ereut open  prairies
Where gopher is king.
Where mountains and trees
are a fable,
There once lived a lassie, a
charming young thing,
Whose name was Miss Sympathy Ego.
Our  heroine was  born
With a manner so sweet,
And such  feeling  of deep understanding,
That   when   Great   Uncle   Ego
swallowed his teeth
She cried  for a  week  without
Her heart leapt with joy
When the little plants thrived,
Silhe   resehted    the    stinkwoed
■     being taunted,
So   she'd   sprinkle   each   plant
V'hwith Chanel No. Five
iFuif she sensed  its great need
h   to feel wanted.
I;     ' ■
: }! .»ii'    X
Ahcl;!Wh^h  she commenced
Hetp; career to define
$chbol   advisors   were   all .of
j!'r  one i mind:
f'She's a certain success in the
social work line,
For   no   tenderer   heart   could
you  find."
The social  work- school
Viewed her letter with awe,
But   eventually   she   was   admitted |
(In spite of  thc  fact  that  she
hated her Ma                     ■   i
And   her   references   all   were
She arrived at the shcool j
With her bright eyes aglow      I
And an outlook of truest devotion.
But she found out that after
the first week or so
The courses upset her emotions.
The  law courses confused  her
(As rightly it should)—
She found the divorce laws too
And she trembled with fear in
Community Org.
For this lass was not too knowl-
When cramming the root- Law
She became quite perplexed
(Though   she   thrilled    to   the
deeds of the Webbs),
The   raising   of   children   appeared so complex
That   she    vowed    she    won Id j
never have kids.
Her field placement efforts
Were the talk of the school,
She  became  so  involved  with
eacn problem
That    her    tears    would    flow
faster  than   Niagara   Falls
And   her   casework   was   a   la
o tie ram.
But her sensitive nature
Catastrophe brought:
T'was   a   widower,   Lucifer   Id
With a large St. Bernard, plie
12 lively tots
Whom  she  felt,  it  her duty t(
On a  farm on the prairies
Where Luciwer's king,
And   social   work   methods   a
There  lives  a young  lassie —
a cranky old thing—
For   the   Id   got   the   best   of
the Ego.
*  IX:
I am anlo ctlm'an aged 82.  My problem is of a very serious
nature: halitosis.   What shall 1 do?
;f j    ; "Old Codger"
Halitosis is better than no breath at all.  Be glad you are
still alive and kicking.   Also, chew Clorets,
#       *      -V*
I am a very hairy individual,   Where can I go to meet
those of my own kind?
There  i.s  the zfto  in  Stanley Park;  or  the   literary  and
musical clubs.   Suit yourself.
tf* *T* *£*
I am a lovelorn and i'orelorn Engineer. I long for company more exhilarating than a physics text. Can you help
Phone  me.   I  have  a  book  on  "Group  Work"  which  1
could loan you.   Read the chapter on intimate pairs.
What can 1 do about mv dandruff?
Save it and   use il for confetti at  the  next,  wedding yOU
attend, >
ALTHOUGH A BIT SURPRISED by the condition of
snacks — er — buildings housing the school, the typical
social worker is an adaptable soul of considerable emotional maturity. The one pictured above was rated "highly
ingenious" by his faculty advisor.
44!M W. 10th Ave., Vancouver, B. C.
ALma 1551
Graduating students are invited to make appointments
through the Placement Officer to meet representatives of
Canada Packers who will be on the Campus to discuss
employment opportunities on January 28th and 29th—
Arts, Engineering, Chemistry and Agriculture; January
30th and 31st—Commerce.
Interviews may be arranged through your Placement
Canada Packers, with over. 160 separate establishments
strategically located across ; Canada, offers university
graduates an excellent future in a great variety of fields,
A Canada Packers brochure and annual report, which
will provide further information, are available at the
Placement Office.
Careers in a BasJc Canadian Industry
wiih Page 6
Thursday, January 23, 1958
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Solving Engineering Problems
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UMO'JLSLAWiAV PrOJFCTi-.Hi   ,   T    .m'-i
find 'he replacement ol' one spun without  inXmml i'
of ! .:0 feet for .shi^aim; in thc seaway canal*
i   sou Ik   i e i k 1 ol  1 u (| i   . C c ' i     hi V     M   i   i   1,
liculnr traffic. This will provide a minimum rl: arauco
Dominion Bridge water lube package unit boilers
are shop assembled and shipped complete lo the
:.i!" rmidy for connection to electrical, water and
steam tines.
17-STOREY ADDITION. The Royal. York Hotel,
Toronto. Tiie largest in the Commonwealth, th::;
Kiiucti'.rc is being further expanded by a 17-storcy
4'M* mom addition shown at right. Altogether some
2n,0(V tons of r.teel have been fabricated and
erected by Dominion Bridge for this project.
EXPANSION brings diversified engineering problems as in these
■ recent examples.
In every Province and in every major industry, Dominion Bridge
engineers are making important contributions to Canada's phenomenal growth.
To help Canada's expansion, Dominion Bridge has embarked on
its own four year expansion programme which will have the effect of
increasing th.e Company's overall capacity by 40%.
There are always openings at Dominion Bridge Company for
enterprising graduates who are planning a career in steel construction.
enclosed 300 ion gantry crane —the largest
ever built in Canada was desigi'BW and fabricated by Dominion Bridge (or (heCanadian
half  of  thc   St.  Lawrence   Power   Project
Pliolo ro i-1    , Onki   } Hv.   i
Second Narrows bridge over Bnirard Inlet at
Vancouver. 16,600 tons of s'ci-Uvork will be
required for thy new 6-laue bridge, With Its
centre span of 1100 ft ft, it will be the second
longest, cantilever bridge in Canada.
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No. 38
NFCUS To  Submit Brief
Asks   For   10,000
Bursaries Of $550
;'■:;!,.:., i I''eu.--i;..,i')n of Canadian University Students has
embarked on a campaign directed at both levels of government
ui&ine; an extended use of _the existing federal-provincial
bursary scheme.
The Federation feels that the !
emphasis in the extended scheme ;    Cfilftl iHOCTAiHOC
should   he   thai   the   bursary   is    JiltULMfl JrillrJ
an   outright   s>ift   rather   than,  a       Over 250 medals, fellowships',
, loan. scholarships,     prize?,    bursaries
Mere at UBC, A'.VIS President and loans are available through-
Ben Trevino has asked for an out the year from the University
interview with Preimer Bennett of British Columbia.
,lo discuss the' campaign with
Bennett and his cabinet.
In   a   letter   to   'Air.   Bennett.
Trcvhm slated:
"'Iii ' aiml-mi   lmd<- ei  C.umds
i'heso  are   listed   in   the  UBC
■calendar   (pp.  B7."?--!KB)  and   further information on be obtained
tn'::!   Waller   If.   Gaj'o,   dean   of
Administralivc and Inter-Faculty
, ,.    ,   . ,        Affair .
is   concerned basil    in   a   cnmiti'v
. ..      , .   , ' '(iie   I a a! .   da\   in'   handlim.;   in
(Villi   one   e| I lie   lushest   >', sim'
■ I'.'ls oi li vim; in the :\ orld <»111 >
: 'in! ic.ii id:::   i'o
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... ,     ■•   , ■        arship,-.   is    Marsh    1 ">     and   fur
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.        , undeimrsmuaie  - "Polsir-shms Mav
a«(    i;n.Lis)   is   ahenrlme,   mover
In   th.e   United   States,   triple
that   percentnyo   attend   univer
l'H€ CO-EDS (from left; Joyce Adamsnn, Arm Bomfoicl, Pat Rendie, Anne Clemens,
I mm her Abeir.ethy, Sharon Valair and Ma rg SeaUon will help Kinsmen's annual
M-shci'a  March  for  the  B.C.   Child   Care  and Polio Fund February 1.
Feltham, Pub WAD GOD Candidate
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lomipato-i   by   t!v   ikmlmn! imm   !:>   rim   for   WAD   -   GOD,   Felt-   a  SiiOO  deficit.
''-1 V- ■< ■" "'-■   \i.si-   ban-   Sa.::l,    ii   I   win,,   ii   will  bo        Under  the  proposed   plan,  a
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driver   si'].!   !,:■,;
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staff tn enter
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Di :,,-.. ken hv
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sily,   and   in   Russia   four   tihuv   Canada Utrl. has announced lhal
as many as in Canada.      . ' the  rmir jes- of  Shell   Merit   Fel-
In a survey of 10,001) -'.udent- low-hips is lo tie increased from
at 28 univerAlies, only :-!.'?, per six to ten in Iho.'!.
.sen: received bursaries. A! UBC These fellow-hips were dm
ihe percent me was even less - veloped b,\' Shell to helo relieve
28 \)vv cent. The .cradmtte stu- , ihe shortage of scientists and en-
denls were more lucky, with yineers by strengthening the
(il pier cent receiving student aid    leaching of hk'h  sc hool chemis-
Earnings e.f an average male try pirvsics and mathematics,
student in the siiiiiiiicr amount- : The Fellowship provides lead-
to bet ween $560 and S7a() (worn i ership training' for teachers at
mi eailiin^ considerably less). ; special summer seminars at Cor-
Cost oi' one year of mi iversity ; nell and Stanford Universities
is about S1.200 - S 1.400. This, In addition to all tuition and liv-
leaves lhe average slud'mt  with : ing  expenses.  Fellowship   tcach-
' ers   receive   an    allowance    for
travel   mcl  SaOO  in cash to -help
':) '
offset  die  loss of summer darn-
Sp ivino  - -   he   u-
to i-ai.'i' on tha- conl i lea', - a ■■ a
si    i s .:•. m    iui t ia le    of    the    Bt
fin-la   Fi   i'raict'r.ily.
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u  ol   e po-mr thrill th:,m pi:isa:m sixth   ditiona) cus*  (o ,llc BC' g>-werri-
,,,..,. ...,--,        ,  r. ■    .,   men!   v. mid   be about  S300.0001 ings.
m tie  lsi.it) S'vvt - s Grand Prix. , .  , , , , r, .    ,. ,-,-,.
per year, which would be mutch-        Ronuesls tor application forms
Feltham    re:ic.s    Hemingway,   od   by   t|u,   foc|cra|   government    should   he   sent   directly   to   the
1   Ms'    PS* Ve ui.     u.v      nil:     j.*.u^icii     .mivvi niuciii      ■■■■■■■■>i     *j\.     .-.u.     ..(..v.ii.v      .w     ..i...
stoievsky   and   enable    the    university    to   School   of   Education   al   either
Do.-   Bassos,   ilardv.   Do
.md tlu; French .■
Xem   l.ia'lols   will   appear   in
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iiel.o an additional 1,100 students.   Cornell   or   Stanford   and   forms
Editorial  comments  rewarding ' must   he   relumed   by   Fob.   1.
e-y should   Ihis^esimpaism   appear   on   p:»;c , SCHOLARSHIP,;  AWARDED
Four (.')',('' sl u- i ails havo been
awarded Athlon.:' Fellowships in
engineering. The kdlnu shijis are
financed by the I'niled Kmndom
government and cover travel
i est':. li\'iiM>, e.v, ea -:i-s and ami -
domic I cos for I wo year sl mly
in   Ihe   U.K.
Winners arc: Al vin I o ori;o
I''ou lor of Sardis: f'obert S
Ro"er ol Pentinelon: Thomas
Alfred Nordslroni of Arm:-;!rmm;
atii'l John If. Dia-rksi-.i of l.sm.s-
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'■■-■ M'.v hhuumii) h'ell I mm, i\:v sn.n 1-s ear juekev  and I rh\s ,iy
;•■ miu.-.se   ear   the   U.AD's   (ientleman   of   '|)i-.( iucl ion   nin-
i    il
m i     i h i-en   on   lhe   bj.-us   of   his   nbilelie
pmv.'i s-,   and   r.entle-uiaul.v   e,iialilie>.   He   trams   on   nulla.
■ph'il.i bv .Inn Mason
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Contia lacior.-. aiioikd p n t
nvuiu'sci'ipts in 'Ua Haven office in thc Woi'fh Brock basement or contact Do:-, mond
Fitz-Gerald, CH, 4472, before
that dale. Page 8
Thursday, January 23, 1958
Authorized as second class mail.   Post Office Department,
Student subscriptions $1.20 per year (included in AMS fees), Mail
subscriptions $2.00 per year. Single copies five cents. Published
in Vancouver throughout the University year by the Student
Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society, University of
British Columbia. Editorial opinions expressed herein are those
of the editorial staff of the Ubyssey, and not necessarily those of
the Alma Mater Society or the University. Letters to the Editor
should not be more than 150 words. The Ubyssey reserves the
right to cut letters, and cannot guarantee publication of all letters
News Editor       Barbara Bourne-
Manas ing Editor _     Al Forrest
CUP Editor    Laurie Parker
Advertising Manager    Bill Miles
Business Manager     Harry Yuill
Assistant News Editor   David Robertson
Reporters and Desk:—Kerry Feltham, Neva Bird, Marlene
Marleau, Leonard Davis, Wayne Lamb, Audrey Ede, Bill Pickell,
Elaine Bissett, Al Springman, Peter Irvine, Ron Hanson, Bob
Johannes, Barry Stuart, Lynn Clarke, Mary Wilkins, Caroline
Bell, Lois Boulding.
Increase Scholarships
Guest Editorial by AL STUSIAK
Co-chairman NFCUS
"Yesterday the children were born. Today they are already
in school. Tomorrow they will want to come to university,"
.-lalorl Dr. N. A. M. McKenzie in his 1955-50 President's Report.
And so they should be able to attend university, as the
time has passed when our educational system was organized
lor tin' few. lie further states: ''Our society professes 11:at we
must provide for every child with the opportunity of develop-
in," lo the limit of his capacities in every sense and respect,
mental and physical, spiritual and aesthetic.
Although broad in scope, it is not a proposition to alter
entrance regulations, but a duty to enable students who are
able to meet the existing standards to the "righst'to a university
Yet. only five out of <*very 1,000 of university age population in Canada attend universities, although in this age group
30 per cent are considered university material. What stops
the greater percentage from attending university? In practically
alt cases it has been because of financial reasons.
Dr. McKenzie has stated that "a young Canadian from a
family of modest circumst?wt>ces has less chance of getting a
university education in Canada than in any other country,"
with which he wa.s familiar.
The problem insofar as it is one of finding money, is
on the' doorstep of every government, organization, business
firm aind individual.
As the world situation stands today it is imperative that
Canada attempt to increase is volume of university graduates
with the rest of the world. This Can only be accomplished by
increasing the financial aid to universities through increased
scholarships enabling students of university calibre to attend
During the first week of February, NFCUS will submit
a brief to the federal and the provincial governments asking
for an additional five and one-half million dollars in scholarship aid, to university students throughout Canada.
In Ottawa and every provincial capital at approximately
the same time, a delegation will meet the representatives of
the governments ''asking for an adequate scholarship for every
■•student in need, who satisfies university requirements,"
Since the federal-provincial fund is based on contrbutions
by the representative governments, the cost to the federal
government would be $2,225,000.
Provincially, the British Columbia government will, be
asked to contribute approximately $300,000. This added contribution, matched by the federal government would enable
UBC to grant over 1,000 scholarships each year.
Mr. Ben Trevino, President of the AMS has said that
"historically, the B.C. Department of Education has matched
the federal contribution and has usually placed additional
monies into the federal-provincial fund for bursaries "and loans."
"With   this   excellent   example  in   mind,   the  students   at
the University of British Columbia are hopeful, that this jii'ov-
iiu'O  will' Ibinijd Tdad  the way and show  the  initiative,  ch&l-
UJifeiiig tHe'tedA'atgivVerTinh^rtt't'o'ttu'thfer acitidnH Iii kaitU  ' '
The Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
In thc article publicizing
WAD -GOD contest your paper
illustrated, unwittingly, and
far more clearly than did Dean
Scarfc's wordy and pompous
statements, lite blind spot in
our education system.
The WAD, supposedly dedicated to promoting maximum
benefit from women's athletics
in searching for "A Gentleman
of Distinction." The qualifications "of primary importance"
for this imposing title are "athletic ability and interest." According to your article, these
are masculine attributes "to
set  girls' hearts a flutter."
At a time when the thinking
of people of the Western world
arc deeply concerned over our
education system, the women of
our campus, the tiny fraction
of women fortunate enough to
receive the enlightenment of
higher education, think that all
that a university male needs, to
become a "gentleman of distinction" is athletic ability and
As long as our university society, as well as other groups
< in our civilization, including,
apparently, the press, persists
in encouraging hero-worship of
athletic personalities, we will
continue to produce a people
who are more interested in
football than physics,
I suggest that our worthy
women councillors and Big
Block Club, in their childish
and idiotic efforts to amuse
themselves, consider in their
judgement, as contestants, any
one" or a number of the many
dogs who roam our campus.
These most certainly possess a
large measure of athletic ability and interest,
Yours sincerely,
Arts and Science IV
*f*      *f*      *t°
More Hale
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
Your columns indicate the
cynics and non-cynics are still
shooting at one another.
I've come back, not with my
Springfield, but a message
from headquarters. Mr. Hale,
chaps, has long ago left the
battlefield, In fact, he was
never in it,
"In ambush," having polked
his head up from the search
for truth under his desk in Rm.
4 of the old arts building, spent
20 inches of type Friday,.praising l^r. .labour and implying, I
gathered, that Mr. Hale had
needed shooting at.
He made some nice points,
and I agree with them, I don't
particularly like slapstick cynicism oi" vulgar self-justification any more than I do "In
Ambush," or jyi.r.. Jabour.
■I also happen to believe
what D. H. Lawrence said
about the pseudo-intellectual
cynic, though I would not take
Lawrence's pleasure in watching him "go groggy, like a wet.
But I also happen to know
that Mr. Hale is not a pseudo-
intellectual cynic and that anyone who had carefully and objectively read "Charlie in the
Brock Cat'" and any other
writing of quality would know
he is not.
In fact the whole argument
seems to  have arisen  because
neither   Mr.   Jabour   nor   "In
Ambush"   read  very   carefully
„oi\very objectively^  . , „ ,
Letters to the Editor are
welcome, but due to the excess number pouring in
daily, restrictions as printed
in the masthead will be
more strictly enforced in
future. No letters over 150
words will be published,"
letters now received exceeding that length will be published as space permits. If
writers feel their subject re-
pire:i more space they may
contact lhe Editor in advance, in which case space
may be allotted at the Editor's discretion. Preference
will be given to signed,
typed letters.
Presumably, they had been
reading Mr. Hale for some
time. He struck them as shallow, because he uses large
words, and sometimes uses
them to condemn.
Gentlemen, now tell us. Just
whom do you read','
Are you comparing Mr. Hale
with Steinbeck. Hemingway
and Malcolm Cowley, who
have in their time done considerable condemning; or do
you match him with lhe Saturday Evening Prist'.'
Does it bother you that his
vocabulary is extensive, or
that his compassion for his
mates moves him to try to
point out to them a few. faults.
"In Afivbush", said cy'nics
were cynics lo justify themselves, that they were, in de«
fenso of their own'errors
"This is, everyone knows, a
very elementary psychological
■observation," lie said.
But I'm glad you said it, because now I can make the commonplace observation that
everyone is on the defensive.
Face up to it fellows, we're
all on the defensive, because
we know we're largely a mistake.' The fine old Victorian
phrases like truth, honor, course,; love Jaftd kindness still
exist, but most of1 us never
know quite hojcv,. or why.
By lending)|, ;aj sympathetic
ear to a man' like lB/Ir. Hale,
who has courage enough to put
his observations find feelings
honestly, we might learn.
*      tfci t' aii1 !
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
In the spring of last year the
Ubyssey carried a. notice, in
more than one edition, that
those interested in working on
the Open House Committee
should sign up at the AMS office right away. In a regrettably hasty demonstration of
campus spirit we signed up,
but fortunately, nothing happened. We did not even receive notification that our services were not required; just
the usual stimulating apathy.
As could be expected, the
Committee was filled with
members of lhe small campus
group that can be called the
"Ins"; those whose names adorn every organization's roll-
call, and who form the committees which investigate everything  from  athletics to coffee.
We do not say lhat the ins'
are not the best qualified to sit
on the various committees, but
rather that a more liberal distribution of patronage might
conceivably create more campus spirit. There are a good
many students who are willing
to devote some of their time
and abilities on behalf of UBC.
If their interest in certain
groups were reciprocated by
those organizations, we are
sure   that   the   student   body's
passive attitude would soon
change to an active and useful
Yours truly,
Arts III,
A. Sc, IV.
# H*      *
Editor, The Ubyssey,
It was indeed with a great
sigh of relief and ease that I
was able to read the tempo of
social events and intellectual
activity in Thursday's issue of
The Ubyssey — without any
discomfort as I ate my lunch in
the caf.
I am referring, of course, to
the publication of the small
size issue of the Ubyssey as
was the custom in previous
years. The last publication
was certainly less cumbersome
and more convenient to browse
As I utter my own feeling
of relief over your last issue,
I am pretty sure I echo the sentiments of not only myself, but
those of my personal colleagues who feel like myself that
so long as these little appurtenances of comfort be reinsti-
tuted, The Ubyssey can be assured of recapturing some of
the keener attention it had enjoyed in the past.
Yours truly,
# *       #
Cafe Carnival
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
No culture?
No intellectual atmosphere
in  Vancouver?
We don't believe it!
There are drama clubs, music clubs, United Nations, societies of every shape and description.
But what is saclly lacking
are cafes and inns in the continental Montreal style —some
meeting places where people
can congregate after lectures,
concerts, theatres, to discuss,
criticize, relive inspiring moments, develop themes, solve
the world's problems, let their
egos bask in the sunshine of a
stimulating atmosphere.
Surely it is the role of a university tsi give the city a lead
in this field. Already many students have banded together in
a determined effort to improve
what Vancouver has to offer.
We would like to start a coffee house — with an Expresso
Machine and with small tables
(not horse-boxes), so that more
and more chairs can be drawn
up to the table.
Here we will brew tho most
congenial atmosphere —- gay,
sad, profound, humorous, challenging — an atmosphere
which will welcome students,
philosophers, artists, engineers,
scientists, doctors, lawyers,
theologians and even business
men — in fact everyone who
finds pleasure in discussion,
argument, or just natural appreciation of good company in
a stimulating yet leisurely atmosphere.
This is to be our creation.
Many faculty members have
offered warn; support and we
already have 50 promoters of
the idea, but. we want to make
our idea known to others "who
will make their response evident. AU in sympathy with
the idea and who would frequent such a cafe please contact Box  155 AMS.
Yours truly,
Secretary Thursday, January 23, 1958
Page 9
This Friday
Applications, available from
heads of faculties, departments
and schools, or AMS Office,
mu?t be turned in to the AMS
Office by 4 p.m. this Friday.
Although preference will be
given to students who have combined "activity in student and
academic affairs with a good
scholastic record, those who
have excelled in one field rather
than the other should apply.
Thirty-five faculty members
and 65 students, as well as
Alumni representatives, will
leave for the Island Hall, Parksville, on the 6 p.m. boat on Friday, February 7th and return
Sunday evening.
Topics to be discussed include
academic standards, teaching
methods and curriculums for the
specializing students.
Panels will consider "The Role
of the Univesrity" and "Science
and Humanities."
Mother Gives Cheque
The University of British Columbia Development Fund, with
a public objective of $7,500,000,
on Wednesday reached a total of
$4,666,523.44 Paul E, Cooper,
general chairman announced,
Included in the total was a
cheque for $15 from a young
Vancouver widow who works as
a secretary,"As the mother of
an 11-year-old daughter," she
wrote. "I have a personal stake
in UBC and I only wish I were
able to make a more substantia]
contribution to your fund."
On Tonight
English Department's Workshop Production of Peer Gynt
opens tonight in the University
Auditorium at 8.30 p.m.
It continues through Saturday.
In his perigrinations, Peer
Gynt, played by Richard Erwin,
wanders from the mountains of
Norway to the iSands of Africa,
and also has an encounter with
the troll kingdom.
One of the world's great masterpieces, Peer Gyr\t is rarely
produced because of the size of
the cast needed and the complexities of production.
The advice and help of a number of experienced artists has
ben called in to assist in the
mammoth production.
Among them are Cliff Robinson, John Brockington, Frank
Vyvyan, Beth Lockhart, Ted Le
Veque, Jessie Richardson, Tom
.L#a, and Peter Mannering.
Tickets for the performance
may be obtained from the Extension Department.
U.N. Club
Panel Talks
Leading a panel discussion
Thursday noon in Arts 100 will
be Dean Geoffrey Andrew, Professor G. O. B. Davies and Dr,
This is the first of the spring
series presented by the United
Nations Club. The topic is:—
"How Can Western Foreign Po-
This caption has been declared
the winner1 of the Grand Ubyssey "Once In a Lifetime" annual
caption contest on the grounds
that even if you don't laugh you
have to admit it is a damn fine
Winner of the Grande Prize
is J. Erickson, Law 3, who will
be presented with the award by
Ubyssey Managing Editor Al
Forrest next Wednesday noon in
the publications office.
Special Honorable mentions
go to Bill Shelland of West Vancouver for "Any other fellow
would be overjoyed to have his
sister's company", and to D.
Robertson, Arts 3, for the cryptic: "Do you play bridge?"
Other Honorable mentions go
to Allen Graves, Arts 1, for:
"We'll take turns. Tonight you
can sleep in the tree."
Also receiving Honorable mention is this entry from Wayne
Lamb, Arts 1: "Of course we're
The majority of entries came
in unsigned and hence were not
eligible for the Grande Award.
licy be made more effective to
meet t h e Communist challenge?"
Dr. Conway will discuss the
post Sputnik Communistic challenge, and Dean Andrew and
Prof. Davies will suggest changes that should be made in the
western foreign policy, including the recent George F. Kennon
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This is the Social Work
Edition of The Ubyssey.
Pages 1 to 6 include material exclusively from the UBC
Faculty of Social Work.
Pages 7 to 12 correspond to.
regular pages of The Ubyssey
and contain the usual campus
news, feature stories and editorial matter.
Due to the unfamiliar nature of Faculty Edition copy
and to the awkward procedure entailed in obtaining it
and readying it for publication, faculty editions appear
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Scientists Make Reply
A team of five University of Questions ranged from highly
B.C. scientists has just completed | complicated queries on rocket
the week-long task of answering ifuel.sNand atom smashers to defin-
more Hum 200 questions handed ; itions of the word "sputnik."
in at the public forum on "Science and Higher Education" in
"Most  of the questions  were
very intelligent," said Dr. Shrum,
Georgia Auditorium. January 8.  hea(J Qf the UBC Physics Dcpart.
The forum marked the open-; ment and their range indicates
ing of the public campaign to j that people are vitally interested
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In Brock
The second session of Ihe UBC
Model Parliament assembles in
Brock Hall today at noon to
hear the Conservatives under
Prime Minister Brian Smith,
Law 1, bring down a bill intended to encourage investment
in Canada.
Under the new rules of the
House the procedure will follow
correct Parliamentary procedure. The bill receives a first
reading — a formality; a second
reading — when it may only
be debated in principle; and
finally a third reading when il
is debated in detail and amendments are introduced.
At each of these stages a vote
• is taken. Should the bill be defeated, or an opposition amendment supported, the government
will fall.
However, the official opposition under leader John Mackay,
Law II, needs the support of
thc CCF to bring down the Conservatives.
The composition of the House
was determined by a general
campus election last year.
The LPP has two seats, the
Conservatives 29, the Liberals
23, CCF 15 and the Social Credit
The House convenes at 12:30
complete with Speaker Jack
Giles, sergeant at arms David
Paynter, and Clerks of the
House, Sandy Hood and Shane
ri   Thursday, January 23, 1958
In Tough
UBC's Debating team will be
fhcing tough competition when
they meet the University of Manitoba Friday evening for the
McGoun Cup Debate.
Topic of the debate is "Resolved that the activities of Organized Labor Unions are a
Detriment to the Welfare of our
Debate is at 7:45 in Brock
Judges will be Mr. Justice J.
G. Ruttan, Mrs. Grace Mclnnis,
and  Eric  Nicol.
Members   of   the   Manitoba's
Parliament    for    Regina,    will  team wi]1 be Roland penner and
speak Friday noon in F & G 100.  Martin Freedman,
Ellis is renowned for his color '•     Penner, a first year Law stu-
and ability in debating.    . j dent, was a member of the Can-
His main efforts in Parliament j adian    Championship    debating
have concerned housing, health \ team three years ago, when he
and   civil   service   salaries   and ] was a freshman. Freedman, Arts
Claude Ellis, CCF Member of
working conditions, and providing lively opposition to the government parties.
Ellis, 37, graduated from «the
University of Saskatchewan with
a B.A. and a B. Ed., and was
leader there of thc governing
CCF party in the Model Parliament.
He served in the armed forces
for four years.
He is presented Friday by the
CCF Club of UBC.
IV,   is   a   new   member   of  thc
UBC's home team will be Jack
Giles, Law II, and Harvey Dyck,
Grad Studies. Both are experienced debaters.
Why  Lawyers ?
UBC Law Professor John
Willis will fcpeak Saturday evening at 8 p.m. in Physics 200.
His talk is titled "Why Lawyers?"
This is the second in a series
of Saturday evening lectures
sponsored by the Vancouver Institute,
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Model Parliament
PARLIAMENTARY COUNCIL — Model Parliament today
at noon in, Brock Lounge.
* *       *
First in a series of lectures designed to introduce the creative
artist on the campus. Fay and
Robin Poarco (Extension Dept.),
12:30 noon, Physics 202, Fay
paints; Robin discusses what she
is doing.
j -k -k -k
: Panel discussion on   "How Can
! Western Foreign Policy bo made
More Effective to Meet the Communist   Challenge?   with   Dean
Andrew,   Prof.   Davies   and   Dr.
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■ cussion of political parties and,
i political principles will be held
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,' today at; .1.2:30. Voting members
are particularly requested lo
i attend.
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CARIBBEAN STUDENTS ASSOCIATION -- General meeting at physics 200 at noon.
Agenda -— general business re
Carnival Dance, Thursday, January 23, 1958
Page 11
"Peyton   Place'
Detailed   And   Dull
Book censors, obnoxious as
they are, do one good thing for
the world of readers.
They make an otherwise mediocre book that much more
enjoyable to read once you
come by it. Without the added
atmosphere  of  implied  sinful
ness, I would have found "Peyton Place" nothing more than
another four hundred pages of
entertaining, but unmoving
The book is as good as most
of the Book of the Month Club
epics and for anyone with a
shallow interest in condemning
his small-town neighbours, a
great sociological novel. It
would no doubt have made thc
"Club" list if its author, Mrs.
Grace Metalious, had handled
the sex instruction wi:h more
It  is not    well    written by
English  or  Continental  stand
ards, but while Mrs. Metalious
has conjured up only three original lines, she puts together
the slock talk with considerable technical skill.
She could become an excellent novelist if only because of
her force.
The plot is simply that of the
Charlie  On  The  Carpet
When the office door opened
we looked up. It was Charlie.
Without looking at him, we
scooped our cigarettes into the
ooen drawer, and closed it. We
continued typing.
"Can I sit clown, or arc you
too busy?" asked Charlie.
We . looked up at him.
"Okay," we said, "Sit clown,
Me sat, and regarded us
blankly, "Look," he said after
a moment, "What've I done?
Why the big  freeze?"
We've known Charlie for a
lorn; time. For a while wc did
not answer him, and when wo
rlid. we blurted the question:
"Charlie, are you a pseudo-
He stared. "Am I . . ." he
said. He leapt up, staring
vildlv al; us. "Am 1 a pseuclo-
intellcctual?"    He laughed.
"My God, whal a question.
Why don't you ask if I keep
slaves, or how many times
have I committed rape'.' My
God, young man, wherever do
you get such ideas'.'" Me was
unable to speak any more, so
hard was he laughing.
We were briefly ashamed of
ourselves, then angry,    "Go on
and laugh," we said, "but for
your information, Charlie,
quite a few people heard you
the last time you were sounding off, and they seem lo think
you're . . . what wc said you
were." He had stopped laughing and was listening to us.
"We listened to some of their
arguments, and frankly  . .  ."
He waved us silent, dissap-
ating, with his gesture, all our
anger, and making us feel
ashamed again. After all, we
had known him for a long
"You know," he said, "it's a
funny thing about name-calling. For instance, if I called
you profoundly trivial, you'd
call me a vicarious rake. And
then you. because you'd conferred some sort of identity on
me, would consider the matter
We opened the drawer and
gave him a cigarette, then took
one ourselves. Exhaling, we
asked: "You mean that there
i.s nothing to be done about
any til ing except giving it a
He snorted. "No. I don't
mean that, at all. Not that aggressive retorts don't work,
mind you.    The  road  to Soph-
Elvis Gets More Out of Life
I was downtown last week
and saw this sign which road:
'Gel More Out of Life — Go
To a Movie." This seemed like
pretty good advice, so I went
to see "Jailhouse Rock."
II. was really good. Elvis
Presley gets sent to jail on a
phony rap. His cell-mate is a
big guy named Hunk Housman
and he says to Elvis: "Do you
wan! lo know my philosophy
of life? Do it to him before
he does  it  to you."
Elvis lias just been lashed
for throwing food and slugging
a few screws in a riot, and so
he says: "Yes, that's right." All
he did was lose his head and
for that he got the lash, so naturally he was pretty bitter.
And that's when the movie
really starts to get good.
Me doesn't take anything
from anybody. He's making
records in the movie and a
sharp guy steals one of his
songs, so Elvis goes right up
to his office and slaps him
Another lime you see Elvis'
lawyer trying to pull a fas I one
on  him.    He's    one    of    these
little birds with glasses and a
moustache, who always uses
long words. He says he'll take
10''-' of Elvis' cut of lhe profits
and Elvis comes right back at
him: "You'll fake (•)'<' , leaving
me with ;) I'' controlling interest."
The best was when he ended
up at a parly where everyone
was all dressed up and talking
about, jazz. A lady says something about "progressive jazz
making a full circle back to
Dixieland" and asks him what
he thinks. Elvis just looked
at her. Then — I didn't quite
catch it -~~ he said something
like, "Lady, I don't know what
the hell .you're talking about,"
and  walked out.    Wow!
There was even a fight in
the theatre. A couple of boys ;
were shouling at some girls1
and the manager tried to throw
them out. When he got them
to the exit they turned around
and chopped him a couple.
Two bigger guys went over
and broke it up. I sure fell
like helping the smaller guys.
I would have liked to take a
smack al. lhal. manager too, but
I was chicken.
istry is paved with smart
cracks. No, I mean that, in
order to preserve your dignity,
or what you consider as such,
you don't examine any challenge to the justification of
your existance, but dismiss any
new light it might shed on
your position by damning it
with an epithet."
We frowned at him. "Well,
in the first place, weren't you
dismissing us with an epithet?"
He frowned back at us. "You
know," he said, "sometimes
when I talk to you, I feel the
way Hemingway would feel if
he tried to explain bull-fighting to a school teacher from
Scranton: -■■- all at loose ends,
and full of self disgust. But
feeling that way is my fault,
not yours," He was pacing
"No, you miss the point," he
said. "You see, this whole business about asserting that I
am a pseudo-intellectual, or
whatever, is suspect because it
comes so soon after the charges
1 made. Coming that soon, I
think it shows that they or you
or whoever il was who decided I wa.s a pseudo-intellectual,
only listened to the (one of my
voice, not to what I was saying. You see, if what I say
about someone I know 'sounds'
offensive, they won't bother
examining Ilm statement to see
if it contains anything offensive; they'll just remember the
time they beat me at marbles
in grade six and won all my
cloarios or something, and '
mark down what I say in the
Wrong Tone of Voice to some
sort of latent inferiority com- i
"IVIumph," we said.
He sat clown and accepted
another   cigarette,   without   in
terrupting his monologue. "I
really think," he went on,
"that any statement should not
be attended to with any attitude other than that of scrupulous curiosity. If the statement proves specious or un-
virtuous, then is the time for
attitudes, but here, too, the attitude should be limited, limited to that of a man, making a
conscious effort to assess an
argument objectively. This, I
think, is the only way to keep
from making mistakes, and
who wants to make mistakes?
Public mistakes, anyway. Whal
mistakes you make in private
are your own business."
We pursed our lips, squinted
and flicked the ash lrom our
cigarette, and generally looked
objective as all get out. "All
this is interesting,'' we said,
"but . . ."
"Interesting," he snorted.
"Now there's another epithet.
You might as well say that it
looks funny.     I . . ."
We tried getting angry again.
"Oh, go away," we said. "We
haven't got time for any of this
now. Come back after . . ."
We let it trail oft.
"After what?" asked Charlie.
"Afler office hours, when
there's no one around," we
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undressing, physically and
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England town. The hero is a
huge Greek school principal,
who talks and acts like a stud.
for most of the book; his heroine the pretty mother of a bastard girl who wants to write
and succeeds only in securing
an unhappy seduction.
The townspeople, evil, sewered souls that they are, have '
all been seen before. They begin rotten, most of them, but
what few are not killed by
themselves or circumstances,
turn out pretty ^hite in the
end in order to acquit an Orphan Annie of a girl of justifiably killing her step-father.
You guessed it, the bounder,
had three or four times seduced the girl, once before the
horrified eyes of the girl who
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The author never quite explains how the few healthly
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The whole volume smells of
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For pages the book  reads as.
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Peer Gynt Opens Tonight <%>
Page 12
Thursday, January 23, 1958
Inco Research helps Canada grow
Towing highly sensitive electronic instruments from a
plane, Inco's airborne prospectors look for promising
ore deposits in the ground below. Electro-magnetic
signals, sent down from the plane, rebound from the
earth and are picked up by an electronic receiver in a
bomb-shaped container towed by the   plane.   The
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camera synchronized svith the recorder takes a continuous strip of photographs of the flight line. Geo-
physicists locate areas that may contain nickel ore;
then ground prospectors are sent in to continue the
aerial prospectors find
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New air exploration techniques reveal
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