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The Ubyssey Mar 18, 1960

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No. 62
B.S. repressed
Ansley depressed!
—photo by Earle Olsen
Meekison Praises
Council, Campus
In his swan song, Wednesday,
Pete Meekison handed out bouquets ail round.
■ He had high praise for several
Of .. the new committees which
have been brought into action
thi s year. \ These ■ committees
Were the Education Committee
under John Madden, the Stu-
d e n t eEmployment Committee
under John Goodwin, and the
committee on student recreational facilities under Ian Stewart.
In addition he complimented
the Brock Planning and Development committee, the student
housing committee, and NFCUS.
The Education Committee
grew out of last year's constituency action committee reported
Meekison. Its purpose was to
curb any further fee increases.
The committee was in liason
with MLA's during the year.
Meekison stressed that students
should get out to political meetings should an early election be
called during the summer and
ask the speakers at these meetings what their position on the
university interests would be.
He also suggested that the edition of the Ubyssey distributed
downtown should be a bi-annual
Meekison complimented the
Student Employment Committee
on its work in co-operation with
the National Employment Service in working for more jobs
for undergraduates in the summer.
The Brock Planning and Development Committee has suggested that a new student union
building is desirable and that
the area presently occupied by
the med huts is the best place
for the erection of this building.
The reason for these suggestions
is that the growth of student
population will make the pres
ent Brock facilities inadequate
and the present site of the med
huts will, be the centre of the
campus both physically and in
terms of population in the near
future. ■
The Haskins commission has
recommended that a year's trial
be given to a new plan of stu-
duent government. Council requested and got permission to
experiment with the Haskins
recommendations next year.
The housing committee has
done much good work this year.
It will present a brief to City
Council later this term. The student housing on campus is inadequate. The students must be prepared to fight to insure that all
out of town students will have
good housing either on or off
campus. Meekison recommended
that a committee should be
struck to study long range housing problems.
NFCUS has shown growth
this year. As well as sponsoring
many events (blood drives, short
story contest, ets.) the committee is compiling a brief on scholarships, bursaries, and income
tax exemptions for students.
This brief will be presented by
the National NFCUS body to the
federal government. It is hoped
that they will implement its
recommendations. This fall the
Third National Seminar will be
held at UBC. Over 140 students
See "MEEKISON" Page 6
UBC students! Aid the unfortunate stricken in the
Agadir earthquakes.
Friday al 11:40 your Faculty
representatives will be calling upon you to contribute to
the Agadir relief fund. Keep
it in mind. Bring money.
The closing date of lhe AWS
Activity Award applications
has been extended lo Friday,
March 25th. All forms must
be completed and returned lo
Box 3  by thai  dale.
Any girl on campus, graduating or not, is eligible fox
these newly founded awards.
The decision of the judges will
be based on the extent and
quality of her contribution to
her club, sorority, or the campus in general.
Application forms are available jfrom   the  AMS   office
now. Remember, any girl on
campus is eligible.
Ansley Maintains
Radsoc Censored
Is UBC radio being censored?
Clive Ansley claims that it is.
Yesterday, in a talk with John
Greening, UBC-Radio vice-president, Clive Was told to handle
the engineering undergraduate
society with kid gloves. Since
he disagreed with this regulation he was told that each of
his programs would have to be*
previewed by the executive. This
condition he refused to abide by
and said that he would not do
any programs under this limitation.
In past programs Clive has
criticized engineers on their recruiting of co-eds for their pep
meet. In addition he has attacked, in Jack Webster style, Professor Signori and the administration.
Recently UBC-Radio has been
given permission to extend its
speakers to the common rooms
in the Engineering,;Forestry, and
Agricultural buildings. However,
they have had to abide by several regulations to gain this extension. One of these rules is
that there must be. no programs
which may incite riots. Interpreting Clive Ansley's refusal to stay
away from criticisms which)
might incite the engineers well
known tendency to rabble rouse.
Greening demanded to have
tapes of programs cleared by
himself or Barry Shortt, the president before "Searchlight" went
on the air.
Here are the opinions of the
various parties on the question:
Dave Edgar: There are areas
in which one has to think ahead
and visualize the results of what
one says. This is particularly applicable to controversial statements. One must never criticize
to the extent that the criticism
will undermine one's own organization.
Clive Ansley:
This particular incident is
merely the capping to a situation
which has long sickened me
The laws of this country guarantee us complete freedom of
speech short of libel or slander.
We sometimes find that this
is not granted in our society.
Even society, however, usually
regards the university as a
stronghold of radical, original
thought. Further, the university
student is regarded as an individual with the guts to be a
non-comformist, pursue his own
convictions, and state his own
beliefs. This would be fortunate, were it only true.
At this university, over one
of the two main medias of communication, non - comformist
thought cannot be expressed.
The blame for this can be divid-
ed equally. Half can be placed
squarely on the shoulders of
those Who openly oppose free
speech, such as certain gfoups
of engineers, and to a lesser
extent, the Department of Buildings and Grounds. The other
half lies with those spineless
individuals lacking the guts to
fight back. The pacific and chic-
[ken-hearted actions of the executive of the UBC Radio Society
certainly place them in the latter
On my daily news commentary of Searchlight I have criticized everything which I honestly felt to be wrong. On one
occasion word reached the president of UBC-Radio that I was
preparing a program dealing
with Buildings and Grounds,
I was forbidden by the president to express my views on
this department over the air.
The reason? It was explained
to me by President Barry Shortt
that Buildings and Grounds
would not approve. I replied
that the feelings "of that department were of absolutely no consequence to me. However Mr.
Shortt pointed out to. me that
the Radio Society was negotiating with Buildings and Grounds
for  new  privileges   and  UBC-
UBC will have ten" delegates
at the big NFCUS Seminar being held here next fall.
In addition to this, many UBC
students will be able to sit in
on the discussion groups as they
will be held on campus.
One hundred and fifty delegates from universities across
Canada will attend the Seminar
which will begin with registration on August 28 and end September 4.
Four speakers have been tentatively scheduled. It is hoped
that the Right Honorable Vincent Massey will make the keynote address. Mr. Stacy of the
National Research Council and
the Very Reverend George Henri
Levesque have been asked to
speak on education. Mr. Crump,
President of the CPR has been
requested to speak on Industrial
Any UBC students wishing to
attend the seminar as UBC delegates may apply to John Madden, chairman. of the local
NFCUS committee.
Application should be by letter, Which should contain details
of the applicant's academic
standing, faculty and year, outside interests and extracurricular activities, if any.
Applications may be placed in
box 7 (NFCUS) in the AMS
offices in Brock Hall.
The deadline for applications
is 5:30, Friday, March 25. Applicants will be notified of interview times, etc.
Attention all pubsters! All
those inttrested in having a
final pub parly, be in the
Ubyssey office Monday al
noon. If you don't come, there
woifc be one.
.Radio could not afford to cause
offence. In short I was expected -
to grovel about in the dirt oh
Searchlight and help UBC-Radio j
to lick the boots of Buildings
and Grounds. This I refused to
do. I will not turn Searchlight;.
into a "nice" probram, soothing
everyone,  offending  none.   The
Searchlight  will  not  be  heard
until   the   executive   of   Radio
Society sucks in its middle and
this program can once more become an organ of free speech.
John Greening and Barry
Shortt: In any organization there
are accepted rules and regulations which the members of the
organization must abide by In
order to further facilities and
coverage of news it has been
necessary to rule any broadcasts
which might incite riots out. In
addition John Greening said:
UBC-Radio's handling of the program Searchlight is part of fulfilling its soeial responsibllitlfeSy. .
not censorship. "  * >- .',
Buildings and Grounds: TJCere
are no eomplaints about thenew-
speakers nor have we heard;
Searchlight. (This was the Response of a responsible B and G
official)."   . ,
Gee Kelso, ex-programme di- !
rector of UBC-Radio: It is shameful that a program of the calibre of Searchlight should be
subjected to censorship. This
policy completely destroys the
purpose of its existence. Further
the reasons for censorship are
completely invalid in that any
riot caused by engineers must
be attributed to engineers and
not to Clive Ansley.
'tween classes
It is important that all class
reps, attend the council meeting
today at noon in Bu. 320.
* *   *
A talent night will be held
tonight at 8:00 in St. Mark's
lounge. All are welcome to come
and enjoy the Glee Club, some
lively skits and several solo acts.
* *   *
Meeting to elect next year's»
officers in Bu. 217. at noon.     *
* *   *
Meeting of all those interested; .
in  nominating  a  candidate for
the forthcoming ^provincial, eleciV*
tion. Monday noon, Bu. 100.
* *   *
Two documentaries—The Rus*
sian Revolution, March 21 and*
The Secret Life of Adolph Hit*
ler,  March 22.   25c each.
* * *
The Lutheran Students' Asso»
ciation presents Mr. Fred Humet-
giving   a   survey   talk   on   the-
book Of Revelation, Monday at
12:30 p.m. in Bu. 216.
(Continued on Page 6) PAGE TWO
Friday, March 18, 1960
Telephones: Editorial offices, AL. 4404; Locals 12, 13 and 14;
Business offices, AL. 4404; Local 15.
Authorized as second class mall by Post Office Department, Ottawa
Editor-in-Chief: R. Kerry While
Associate Editor „ Elaine Bissett
Managing Editor Del Warren*
News Editor John Russell
C.U.P. Editor Irene Frazer
Club's Editor Wendy Barr
Features Editor Sandra Scott
Head Photographer Colin Landie
Photography Editor Roger McAfee
Allen Graves Ed Lavelle
Reporters and Desk: Derek Allen, Fred Fletcher,
Madelaine Bronson, Gee, Barb Fletcher, Vlad
Romanchyn, Don Malins.
■ i* . —————
The general meeting often contains its moments of comedy,
but the procedural wrangle that attended the passage of a controversial amendment to eliminate the Fall General Meeting
would more accurately be called a Comedy of Errors.
It was quite dramatic actually.
Peter Meekison, chairman of the Meeting, declared the
motion passed after a show of hands. As he started to introduce
the next order of business, Bill Rodenchuk, EUS President
came forth and called for a division of the house.
Meekison asked Rodenchuk if he was challenging the chair,
and the engineer, somewhat confused and perhaps thinking
these were equivalent, said he was.
Whereupon, entirely according to Robert's Rules of Order,
tiie Chairman stepped down, the Vice-President assumed the
dhair, and the Meeting was asked to either support or reject
the ruling of the chair.
This is an entirely different matter.
In the first place, Constitutional revisions demand a two-
thirds majority whereas a challenge of the chair requires only
a simple majority.
This would seem to indicate a loophole in the .constitution
which would allow a simple majority, under some circumstances, to pass on constitutional revision. Some will say this
lias been done. The platform party is convinced that it has not
been, that two-thirds of the Meeting did support the amendment.
In the second place, the issue changes completely. It is no
fenger a vote on a constitutional amendment, it is a vote to
decide who has more popular support—in this case, Rodenchuk
and his Engineers or Meekison and his Brock Buddies.
And in the third place, this situation need never arise.
Meekison should never have asked Rodenchuk if he was
challenging the chair. Robert's Rules of Order, which govern
tiie General Meeting, states, "As soon as a division is called
for, the chair proceeds again to take the vote." This is where
tile chair was in error.
But Rodenchuk should never have said he was challenging the chair. Had he known that he could have forced a division simply by sticking to his original demand, he undoubtedly would never have committed the mistake he did. And the
Chairman would have had to order a division.
So both of them were in the wrong, and in both cases
a more thorough knowledge of the Rules of Order would have
helped them greatly to avoid their errors.
West Point Grey's MLA's are happy that the students of
UBC are interested in Provincial politics.
With the usual unanimity which the followers of Mr. Bennett display in the Legislative assembly, the Honourable Mr.
Bonner, along with Mr. T. A. Bate and Mrs. Buda Brown
have answered the invitations offered by the UBC Voters
Association to speak at the University and to defend the government's policies towards education.
They all agree on the following facts:
—They are pleased that students are interested in politic*.
(Mrs. Brown makes the significant suggestion that we turn
our attention to politics.)
—They are all very busy people. (On the basis of the letters we can rest assured that our MLA's are not wasting their
time at Victoria. Mr. Bennett apparently finds their services
indispensible. It would be a shame to remove such industrious
types from their positions. UBC Voters Association—you know
not what you do!)
—They, cannot corn® to speak to us during the month of
March. (It is a- shame, but maybe we can hear from them before the election in<1965.)
We are, however, responsible individuals, and we assure
our representatives that we will feel no bitterness whatsoever
when we go to the polls to vote against them.
It is a shame that they could not have been given a hearing, but we realize that they are much too busy to speak to
their constituents. Surely we can do something to help relieve
their burden. After all, what is a ballot for?
The UBC Voters Association wiTT do all it can to speed
Mr. Bonner and Company to their retirement, but it must work
quickly. It needs yoiiia? help.
The> Voter's; Association will meet on Monday. If you are
interested, in helping to ease our MLA's of their burden, your
attendance would be  appreciated.
Mr. Bonner needs a rest!
UBC Voters Association.
Dear Sir:
Before the year ends, exams
or no, there are two things
I'd feel very remiss not to place
before  your  readers.
After last year's disruption
your paper could easily have
been a very poor sheet in several directions, either retiring
into a timid colorless conservatism, or brazening on in past
faults, or blustering on with a
chip-on-shoulder brashness.
Instead the campus has enjoyed the service of a paper
which for common-sense, interesting, challenging, responsible,
venturesome, and all-round respectable journalism has been
better than any this reader can
remember since he first registered here, when Pierre Berton
was editor. (1940, youngsters!).
In this time of reckoning for
all those study hours lost at
. College Press, you and your
staffers deserve at least a sincere "well-done" from one who
has enjoyed the difference between "reading the paper" and
"reading the rag," this year.
Many fine qualities of editorship have made your paper so
Embracing worthy causes,
freedom from pub-centred irresponsibility, and freedom
from smut come to mind, and
your devoting much space to
university-level expressions of
opinion and conviction.
But most of all there is
a deeper and higher level than
university thinking, to which
you have given space this year
as its newsworthiness fully deserves but seldom receives.
That is the Gospel, whose truth
is perceived not by reasoning,
though it is utterly reasonable,
and the finest reasoning in
human experience is founded
upon it, but by faith in the
Word of God, who was made
flesh, died for our sins, and
rose to be a living Saviour to
all who will receive Him.
If you will perceive it and
receive it,Mr. Editor, this verse
from His Book (1 Sam 2:30)
will give you the comfort of
the greatest reason for your
splendid success this past year:
"them that honour Me, I will
honour  .   .  ."
The second point, Mr. Editor,
is to express my own regret
that I have not been more effective, whether by spoken or
written word, or by example,
to convey to my fellow readers
of your paper the wonderful
reality of the Lord Jesus Christ.
The greatest challenge we
face in life is to recognize our
sinfulness, but God's mercy in
Christ crucified.
The Bible says: "Whosoever
shall call upon the name of
the Lord shall be saved."
He makes Himself known to
any repentant sinner who will
call; He cannot be found^ by
anyone else.
Twelve years ago, representing an earlier generation of
UBC students, and others, I fell
into a disastrous politioal and
personal failure. In its despair
I saw clearly that the only resolution of the world's problem
lay in the personal return to
govern it of the Lord Jesus in
whom I vaguely believed, but
Whom I feared I had lost hope
By a series of miraculous encounters with some of His
choice servants, however, I
was convinced it was not" too
late for me."  I called on the
Name of the Lord Jesus, and I
thank God He answered, and
saved me. I know He saves,
by experiece. Others may
have ten thousand arguments,
which can only end them in
a hell they may disbelieve in
but which is real and terrible.
But we who know Him have
an experience, and the arguer
can too, if he'll quit arguing
and seek God.
Mr. Editor, many failures,
but many mercies of God
"through the blood of His
cross," since that time have
utterly proven to me that Jesus
Christ "is able to save to the
uttermost all that come unto
God by Him, seeing He ever
liveth to make intercession for
them." I know, by experience,
that the Bible is the true word
of the living God, that it either
judges us in this life unto salvation, through calling on
Christ, or it will judge us unto
damnation in that day when
"all the dead, small and" great"
shall stand before God.
That Bible promises salvation and eternal life; I know
they are real, for, in Christ,
I have them. It also promises
that Jesus will return. My sorrow is that so many are unready for that wonderful day.
which He said would come as
a thief in the night. I mean it
when I offer a personal apology to every reader I might
have convinced had my words
or perhaps my example, been
more convincing but with the
apology I couple this earnest
counsel: seek Him for yourself, and you'll find why mil-
,Hons who have come to know
Him have faced both life and
death with "joy unspeakable
and full of glory."
Best wishes to you and every
reader for the kind of happy
Easter that comes from facing,
and receiving, the meaning of
His cross and the wonderful'
fact that He rose from the dead.
Yours   Sincerely,
Grant Booth Livingstone.
Dear Sir,
We have received these letters from two of the three West
Point Grey representatives in
our Provincial Legislature.
We believe they are directed
as much to the students of this
campus as a whole as they are
to Alan Rimmer, who wrote on
our behalf to invite these
MLA's here, and to whom the
replies are addressed.
Your sincerely,
UBC Voters Association.
Dear Mr. Rimmer:
Thank you for your letter
of recent date. I understand
that the Honourable the Attorney General has written, and I
believe has given you a very
good answer. I might repeat
that with the Session drawing
to a close, and with many other
commitments for all of us, it
is hard to settle on a date.
I am impressed by the fact
that you, along with other University students, are striving
to get more students interested
in our Provincial politics. I only hope that the same interests
can be maintained on the Civic
or Municipal level as well. Our
last civic election in Vancouver
in December presented a picture of complete indifference.
This can be of very grave concern to all of us, but especially
so to you, the young people.
I hope time may be arranged
at some later date to meet you.
Mrs. Buda  H.
Brown,  M.L.A.
Dear  Mr.  Rimmer:
I wish to thank you for your
letter dated March 2 inviting
me to attend a meeting with
your Association sometime during the month of March.
I regret to inform you that
I am unable to attend any functions for at least another month.
I am, however, very pleased
to note the interest that you and
other students take in the affairs of our province.
I have spoken to the Honourable R.W. Bonner and to Mrs.
Buda Brown, who informed me
that they have answered your
I hope I may have the opportunity of meeting you at a
later date.
Very truly yours,
T.A. Bate, M.L.A,
The Ubyssey is at all times
glad to print provocative editorial material as long as it is
signed and typewritten. The
deadline for such material is
12:30 p.m. any day.
Opinions expressed in guest
editorials, letters to the editor and editorial columns are
not necessarily those of the
The Ubyssey will not publish letters to the editor unless they are signed and typewritten. Pseudonyms will be
used on occasion, but not unless the author's identity is
known to the Ubyssey.
Specially collected and put together
from prevkwsly imreieased films
25c EACH Friday, March 18, 1960
Applicants for the position of
Mamooks Manager 1960-61, must
apply to the Co-ordinator of Activities before 12^0 p.m. Friday,
March 25 and also appear in
the Board Room at 12:30 p.m.
Friday. The job which is to act
as business manager pays $25
per month and painting experience is not necessary.
*   *   *
Letters of application for the
position of Gam.es Room Manager and Supervisors are to be
into the Co-ordinator of Activities by 12:30 p.m., March 18.
Applicants are to appear in the
Board Room at 12:30 p.m. Friday. The Manager receives $275
yearly and the Supervisors receive $225 yearly.
Deadine for applications
for the Editor of the Student
Yearbook, "Totem;" and the
Editor of "Bird Calls" (the
student directory), "Tuum
Est" (the student handbook),
and Advertising Manager of
Publications is Mon., March
21. All applications should be
in the hands of the AMS Secretary by 2:30 p.m. Monday.
This is the last reminder that
all students should register for
employment at both the UBC
Personnel Office (HM-6, Monday
to Friday, 8:30 to 4:30) and the
National Employment Service
(HM-2, Monday to Friday, 10:00
to 4:00), as soon as possible.
Dept.   of   Fine   Arts
One serious problem confronting our country is the low level
of cultural development. This is
not new, but the "situation is becoming intensified by the abnormal growth in economy and population. In comparison, the
growth in our culture is very
slow and today only a fraction
of our population is influenced
by the creative spirit and creative thinking. It is the creative
mind on which our future depends and therefore this dilemma that confronts us is doubly
important. By creative mind, I
mean the intellectual man who
thinks independently and creatively—the kind of man who
should be graduating from our
The university is the natural
hatchery of this intellectual
man, and we should be able to
point with pride that a greater
percentage of our people than
ever before is taking advantage
of a university education. However, this does not mean that a
greater percentage is developing
this particular kind of mind.
The sheer problem of numbers
is a handicap to the instructor.
There is little opportunity to
draw out and encourage those
individual ideas which are creative  and   characteristically  in
tellectual. Today's lecturer stimulates acquisitiveness instead of
inquisitiveness. Now much more
of this responsibility falls on
the student; he must use his own
initiative to develop those latent
qualities. Every student at this
level is a potential intellectual
and creative man and this is his
greatest  challenge.
The campus provides countless opportunities for this development, food for the enquiring mind. But is this what we
mean by culture? - I began by
speaking of culture and then I
spoke of the creative mind and
intellect as though they belonged together. Culture depends on
intellect and is the fulfilment
of it. Intellect is basically inquisitive and curious about all
aspects of human endeavour and
particularly about the creative
products whether this be in medicine, engineering, architecture,
historical research, music, soil
research or poetry. Every aspect
of human development comes
wthin its ken. The intellectual
man who is interested in the
humanities is also interested in
science. The,intellect is the common    meeting    place    for    all
knowledge and experience.
Cultural achievement implies
the assimilation of this knowledge and experience (of the creative work of man), appreciation of-its significance and discrimination that results from it.
Knowledge alone is not enough.
It is a peculiar adaption of this
knowledge that converts the intellectual man into a cultured
Evidence that this university
is making a contribution to the
fight against cultural ignorance
and. immaturity can be found
in the expansion in almost every
department, the appearance of
new buildings and the plans for
more. Evidence too can be seen
in the proposed fine arts centre;
for architecture, theatre, music
and art are an important part of
man's creative nature, a part of
intellectual achievement. An understanding of or at least an interest in these fields is essentail
to the cultured man and to the
understanding of mankind. It
is therefore an essential part of
campus life.
In a narrower sense, culture
implies an enjoyment of the arts
alone but this  is only  because
the arts provide a cumulative or
social enjoyment. However, this
is just superficial; the actual
cultural experience is still a personal or individual one. From
this characteristic of the arts,
we can see how widespread a
cultural interest may be. It must
be obvious that we are only beginning to emerge from the frontier state. Only a fraction of the
community is as yet conscious
of cultural or intellectual things.
As the practical problems of living engross the public, there has
been little chance to progress
in the creative fields. Never has
there been such an auspicious
time for cultural development.
Never has the need for enlight-
ment been so urgent.
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Fanlabulous! This is the only
word that could sum up a campus social event that is one of
the biggest bargains that the
AMS has ever offered to the
The name of this fun-filled extravaganza of merriment and
joy is . . . the "Spring Fling."
This last social event of the
season is being put on for the
students with the view in mind
of providing a top-class evening
of entertainment for an exceptionally reasonable price.
The AMS does not intend to
make any money on this activity, rather, even with a peak
attendance, they only expect to
break even. Student apathy
and lack of support towards this
activity would mean a serious
. loss of funds to the AMS.
What is planned for this col-
lossal fling is astounding.
At 5:30 the fling gets underway with a tremendous Italian
Spaghetti dinner to be held in
Brock Hall.
An hour and a half, and one
fabulous dinner later, at 7:30,
students will be able to see the
"Campus Revue", a variety
show put on by campus' all-
star talent.
The show, emceed by Don
North, features the folk-singing
Treetoppers, Spanish Dancing,
the Al Le Croix Quartet, the International House contemporary
jazz combo, Afro-Cuban dancers,
Folk-singer Rod Smith, and two
new popular singers making
their debut on the auditorium
Winners of the Greek Song
Festival (sorority), Alpha Delta
Pi Sorority, will also be featured. The Education Song Team,
winners of the Inter-faculty
Song Fest, will add to the entertainment.
Of particular interest, .will be
15 minutes of highlights from
Mussoc's performance of "Won.
derful Town." Students who
missed the original performance
will have the opportunity to see
some delightful excerpts -from
this show.
After this talent extravaganza,
the fling moves to Brock Hall,
where at nine o'clock, the Fling
Dance gets underway to the
music of Ray Sikora and his orchestra.
Sikora's sixteen (16!) piece
orchestra is the largest professional orchestra to play on campus in the last six years. Not
since Stan Kenton's visit has
such a big-name dance band
visited campus.
Sikora is considered one of
the West Coast's top jazz musicians. He plays trombone and
has arranged and composed for
the well-known Les Elgart Or^
In view of the appeal of
Sikora's music, the AMS has
wisely provided for balcony
seating for those who wish to
attend purely for listening pleasure.
Dancing or listening continues to one.
Lastly, but most remarkable
of all is the price of this seven
Marlene Dietrich returns io
campus this Tuesday. The
German club sponsors lhe
famous classic for the benefit
of the many who missed it in
January. Tuesday, Mar. 22,
Bu 106, 12:30. 50s.
and one-half hours entertainment. Complete price, including
hidden and obvious taxes, is
only $1.25. This paltry sum includes ... . dinner, show, and
d^nce; which makes the Spring
Fling, the best bargain ever to
hit campus.
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3 Wonderings Why?
Now that the end of the
second term is only a few
short weeks away it is interesting to sit back and review the
last seven months. Looking back
at everything that transpired
during this period, one can pick
out many outstanding events;
culturally, scholastically, and
academically, from which each
and every UBC student derived
his own personal measure of
satisfaction or self-gratification.
However, along with all of
these more rewarding moments,
there have also been some pretty
disheartening situations that deserve more than a second glance
before this school year pa'sses
into   oblivion.
For the majority of these
varied problems, one may
rightly question WHY? For some
of these questions are only too
obvious, but what do you think?
For one thing, why is it that
a student can't leave his brief
case, books or coat alone in the
library, cafeteria, or in a lecture
room without feeling slightly
anxious that When he returns
he may find one of these articles
This situation at UBC has
reached the point where it almost seems that dishonesty and
petty thievery is becoming a
major prerequisite to university
entrance One can only hope
that when these 'crooks' amongst
us are finally apprehended, they
will be brought before Student
Court, given a proper trial, and
then sentenced appropriately
Why is it that some people
constantly harp about "apathy"
when referring to the growing
tendency in students' waning and
indifferent attitude towards certain UBC  club activities?
It's not "apathy" itself that is
the main culprit in this matter,
but the fact that UBC is over-
caturated with too many clubs
that lack any real meaning for
existence, that "club activities are,
oftentimes, poorly coordinated,
and that more students are
spending leisure-hour-activitfes
With a student population of
10,500 and increasing 1,000 each
year, more students will be joining clubs next year than ever
before, but as to whether these
clubs will meet with any reasonable degree of success depends
upon the degree of enthusiasm
and effort thaT goes into encouraging and sustaining new membership.
A third why crops up when
we examine the question, why do
certain sporting events fail to
attract a large spectator crowd?
The reasons for this disinterest
stems mainly from two important factors.
The first is a lack of adequate""
sports facilities at UBC. Plans
to begin construction on a new
indoor swimiming pool, a com-
fbination curling and hockey
rink, and handball and tennis
courts have been in the making
for umpteen-dozen years now.
Whether we like it or not, if
games continue to be played in
surroundings that are distasteful
to the spectators, favorable attendance should never be expected.
On the second point, as long
as UBC maintains its "no-athletic-scholarships" policy, we will
never come anywhere near the
attainment of a professional calibre in athletics that other campuses have reached.
The question, in a simple form,
still boils, down to the same
argument; are athletic scholarships   practical   at  UBC?
of a
They kept warning me this would
happen if I didn't think of some super
way to describe that absolutely unique
good taste of Coca-Cola. So who's a
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Dept.   of   Fine   Arts
It is customary today to remark with awe and pride that
Vancouver is a rapidly growing
city, that people are flocking
here by the thousands," that before long the Fraser delta will
be one vast metropolis. I don't
see that we cah do much about
,this, since this is a free country
(or so we say). But what is basically wrong is that we think
it's good. This rapid expansion
only traps the unwary in the
mire of suburban credit-buying
and mud-splattered mortgages.
But I didn't begin this article
with the intention of decrying
suburban life, but rather to
state that this is one great handicap to our cultural development, it is an incubus that
threatens to choke all cultural
expression in the community.
The people are isolated, unable
or unwilling to participate in
cultural events, burdened with
school taxes, concerned only
with tbe immediate problems of
survival beyond their income.
These are the people who should
be the leaders of our generation. They are the worriers but
they should be the creative
thinkers. The city dweller is little better, but he has more opportunities. There is more hope
for him.
These characteristics breed
the disease of boredom, mediocrity and intellectual sterility.
The well-educated man has some
protection against this, but in
suburban living it is a steady
My plea in this struggle is for
greater intellectual development, more thought and less
talk. Our one hope for the future is in the dwindling race of
thinkers, people who are intellectually creative, who are culturally mature. The university
today is like Sisyphus constantly striving for this goal which
seems always out of reach.
We are overcoming the prejudice that considered university people to be either eggheads
or long-haii. A few long hairs
are good for any egg-head, but
in any case the university student and teacher now are accepted as fellow citizens. There
is a more favourable reception
for what they say. The great
danger is that they will not take
advantage of this and work for
the greater intellectual development of the community. We
have to work against time to encourage this.
The kind of person that I have
been speaking about is one who
has an understanding or at least
an awareness of the complexity
and diversity of human accomplishment and potentiality. This
assumes an awareness of scientific method, analytical curiosity, racial diversity, spiritual exploration, philosophical enquiry,
aesthetic experience—and this is
just a beginning of the list. All
branches of human knowledge
are available to him—not that
he has the knowledge himself,
but that he knows it exists and
respects it.
The educator then must open
the doors and create respect for
Professor Tells Students
How To Beat Radar Traps
"The RCMP radar sets won't
. pick you up under 38 mph," Dr.
Erdman told his Physics 156
- class.
"Can I get that in writing?"
a student quipped.   .
Dr. Erdman stated that he per:
sonally briefed the RCMP officers on how to operate the radar
"Their receiver is so adjusted
that it picks up only vehicles
going over 38 mph. Together
with the radar check the eon-
stable notes down the licence
number and the make of car,
and sends this to the officer who
writes out the ticket. For purpose of identification, the radar
is therefore not set up at night,
for the cops could never make
the charge  stick,"  he claimed.
"You must be sure that your
own speedometer isn't out 3 or
4 miles," he warned, and went
on, "The RCMP thought it was
a great joke when they caught
me one day. However their special delight is catching the traffic   superintendent.
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knowledge and, human accomplishment in all its forms. It is
within this frame that the arts
make their contribution. The
arts reflect the reality of human
nature and express the feelings
of man. Through the arts one
reaches an understanding of
man which cannot be expressed
in any other way. Man is revealed through his creation in
music, architecture, theatre,
painting, sculpture, poetry, and
the student who searches for human values draws from the experience of all these art forms.
They all contribute yet they are
distinct and separate. Understanding comes through awareness of the contributions of the
various art forms, and this in
turn is related to the experience
of other branches of knowledge.
The artist needs the experience
of science, philosophy, history;
the scientist needs the leavening
of language, the arts, logic and
The cultured or well-educated
man, or the man prepared for
leadership in our society and
success in life, must have the
opportunity of exposure to these
elements, to hear them discussed, to see them working. Only
then can he be prepared to assess life, the needs of our community and the future of mankind.
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All three  events on one
It's Wonderful
It's Marvelous
• 5:30: Spaghetti Dinner
in the Brock—steaming
Italian Spaghetti.
C 7:00:   Campus   Revue  in
. the Armouries — All-star
• 9:00: Dance in Brock
Lounge — Featuring Ray
Sikora's 16 piece Orchestra, the' biggest professional dance orchestra on
this campus in 6 years.
This is the last colossal
fling on campus this year.
Tonight—right after 5:30
classes—come to the fling.
Informal—stag or couples
Friday, March 18, I960
On Thursday, March 24, there
■•will be elections of officers for
"the next term. Meeting will be
held in Bu. 102.
All three West Point Grey
MLA's have refused to come to
campus and address students.
The UBC Voters' Association
will meet in Bu. 100 Monday at
noon to discuss this refusal of
its invitation and possibly to
decide on a candidate for the
forthcoming Provincial election.
The Association has received
letters from Socred backbenchers Mrs. Buda Brown and T. A.
Bate, refusing as had Attorney-
General Robert Bonner, to visit
UBC during March.
The Association had invited
the three to chose any date in
March which suited their convenience, assured them of an
orderly assembly, and asked for
a defense and explanation of
government policies with regard
The final function of AWS-
WAA is the annual Awards
Banquet, Thursday, April 7th,
in Brock Hall. Delicious hot
lunch for only $.85; Mayor
Beth Wood is the guest
Athletic awards will be presented as well as the "AWS
cup for faculty activities.
to UBC.
On March 8. Mr. Bonner wrote
refusing to come on the grounds
that he was busy within legislature and with Columbia River
Power policy discussions in
On March 9, Mrs. Buda Brown
wrote: "I understand that the
Attorney-General has written,
and I believe has .given you a
very good answer. I might repeat
that with the session drawing to
a close, and with many other
commitments for all of us, it is
hard to settle on a date."
On March 10, Mr. T. A. Bate
wrote: "I regret to inform you
that I am unable to attend any
functions for at least another
All were pleased that the Association has taken an interest
in the affairs of the province.
Mrs. Brown suggested that such
interests should be maintained
on  a  municipal  level  as  well.
All interested students are invited and urged to attend the
Voters' Association meeting on
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Meeting today, noon, in Buchanan 2Q3. How to take better
travel slides  on  your  vacation.
* *   *
General meeting at 12:30 p.m.
today  in HL  1. All out please.
* *   *
Elections. Gain valuable experience and make useful contacts by serving your club. See
club noticeboard for further details. Also Dr. J. Gerwing of this
department will discuss "Opportunities in Graduate Studies in
Bacteriology." This is the last
meeting of the year so everyone
out. Friday, March 18, 12:30,
Wes. 113.
* *   *
Dr. W. G. Black, Liaison Officer in the Dept. of Citizenship
& Immigration, speaks on "The
Psychology of Prejudice & Discrimination, with reference to
B.C.'s Problems." Friday noon,
HM 2. All welcome.
* *   *
Mr. Jim Rhodes, provincial
CCF organizer, will speak to
campus CCF members about provincial electioneering techniques
in Buchanan 21 at 12:30 today.
Career possibilities are wide
and interesting with -
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A. The Company maintains complete technical
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will  come   from   across  Canada
to our campus.
In addition to the committee
work, Meekison commented on
UBC's international interest. He
said that the interest shown in
the Hungarian petitions, .the
clothing drive for Japan sponsored by WUS, and the drive to
raise funds for the World Refugee Year showed an interest in
international student affairs. H?
argued that we must not hesitate to support students whose
rights are threatened since we
belong to an international community of students.
Meekison commented on the
success of the various weekend
programs held at UBC. He felt
that Frosh Retreat, the Fifth
Annual Leadership Conference,
the Fourth Academic Symposium, Homecoming, the Student
Executive Conference were very
successful. He hoped that the
success of these events would be
continued in future years. He
particularly recommended that
the Student Executive Conference would be held for the second time, and annually thereafter. This idea, derived from
the Student Executive Program
Meekison felt was particularly
Meekison plugged the Spring
Fling, He said that this event
was originally to be a Fiesta but
lack of time prevented its actualization. The purpose of the
Spring Fling is to provide one
large activity at low cost for the
students near the end of the
Spring Term. The program will
be diversified enough to attract
all students. Meekison wished to
see that tradition continued.
In closing Meekison thanked
societies. These were the Frosh
Council, the Undergraduate Societies, the McGoun Cup debators, and Paul Hazell and Patti
Darling for organizing a benefit show  for the  CNIB.
The one-night blitz during the
development fund, the discussion on housing, and the interest
in the new student union building indicated otherwise. In addition to these indications, interest in athletes, clubs, student
government, and university activities suggest that we are not
apathetic. Apathy is not a problem on this campus stated Meekison.
drive the
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BROS. Friday, March 18, 1960
World Cup Rugby Next Week
JJirds, California Meet
Thursday Noon, Saturday
The big game for the UBC Thunderbirds is this Thursday
when they again meet their arch-rivals, the California Bears.
The second and final rugby game of the season follows on Saturday, March 26, at  2:30 p.m.
The world rugger title is at
California was last defeated
in a rugby game in 1958 when
they challenged UBC. This year
March 24—World Cup Rugby,
stadium/,   12:30
March 26—World Cup Rugby,
stadium, 2:30.
March 30 to April 2—B.C. High
School boys basketball. Tour
nament all day, Memorial gym.
April 1 — Western Washington
College, baseball at UBC.
Tennis at Bellingham.
April 2 — Western Washington
College. Tennis at UBC, baseball at Bellingham.
April 9—B.C. Volleyball championships at UBC.
April 16—B.C. Wrestling championships at UBC.        ;
April 29—Golf. Puget Sound at
April 30—Track and field at
Western  Washington.
May 2—Golf at Western Washington College.
May 7 — Vancouver relays at
UBC- Baseball at Puget Sound.
May 14—Track. Whitman relays,
Walla Walla, Washington.
May 14—Rowing." Oregon State
at Vancouver.
May 21—Rowing. Long Beach
Regatta, Long Beach.
May 28—Rowing. University of
Washington   in   Seattle.
the Bears again enjoy a lead,
but not a comfortable lead. In
the previous two encounters in
the "world series" California
held a slim 9 to 6 lead to take
the first game. In the second
match, the struggle ended in an
8to 8 tie.
In other words, the Birds have
to tie at least one game and win
the other by four points to capture world rugby honors. This is
a challenge, to say the least,
when the opposing serum and
three-line is backed by the skill
and confidence which is necessary to come up with a two-year
no loss record .
But the Birds can do it!
They almost did it last year.
They squeezed out two ties but
also lost two in the 1959 finals.
California however, never was
able to score more than nine
points against UBC at one time.
And this year the Birds are determined.
UBC's speedy squad have lost
only two games all season, one
to the Reps and the other to the
But we don't know what they
can do if they get spectator support. So far they have not had
any. Let's make up for it on-
Thursday and Saturday and cheer
in the new world rugby champs.
. goes against California
UBC Hosts
Jr. Women
The B.C. Championship in
Junior women's basketball will
be decided this weekend. Friday
night at seven in the women's
gym, the first double-header will
get under way, with the second
game slated for Saturday at 4:00
Led by Sheila Ledingham,
Sharon McGee and Jean McDonald, the Varsity team is expected
to break through with a win.
In Jean McDonald they have the
scoring record holder of the
local Sr. Business league. Jean
piled up 28 points in one game.
UBC finished second in the
Sr.   Business   league  this  year.
Last Saturday's weightlifting
results were erroneously reported in Tuesday's paper. The story
should have read: Westly Woo
gained the title of "best lifter"
at the annual B.C. Junior championships. He established three
new B.C. junior records, a clean
and jerk of 255 pounds, a snatch
of 205 pounds, and a total of
635   pounds.
UBC's wrestlers will host an
all-comers meet Saturday afternoon at the Memorial gym.
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This Is It, Boys!
We've still got our rowers to send to Rome, a basketball team
to push through a couple of important tournaments, a rugby team
to support in its bid for the World Cup, a couple of important
track meets, among other things. But this is it, boys—pack the
typewriters and crack the books!
The sports staff has completed its role as campus loudspeaker
for athletics for another year. Admittedly we didn't often speak
very loud. But we crowned our champions, and enjoyed it.
-Tuesday night we'll have the opportunity to see our athletes
rewarded at the annual awards and reunion banquet—highlight
of the sports year for Men's athletics.
This year: We saw team managers—all kinds of them! We
discovered a strong correlation between good managers and good
publicity for specific sports. We saw spectator support at athletic
events drop.
We saw UBC dominate the newly-organized (for better or
worse) Western Canadian Inter-Collegiate Athletic Union in swimming, badminton, curling, football, basketball and tennis.
We saw UBC cycling, bowling, judo and squash clubs formed
on campus. We saw Ian Stewart get MAA thinking, and ready for
next year—if nothing else.
Next year? Don Robertson will enthusiastically take over
MAA reins with the help of an executive, "Bus" Phillips will be as
well-liked and as busy as ever. Mike Hunter, enthusiastic'reporter
with a lot of good ideas will be sports editor, UBC's unmanageable
population will grow, and Fort Camp food will be as unpalatable
as ever.  •
UBC's WCIAU entries will win titles in football and basketball and we'll see students take increasing interest in pubbing,
mating and complaining.
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businesslike way. Use a Royal Bank
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strictly'for saving! Ask about this new
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