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No. 57
Cartoon by Ben Gilmore
From Dead-End Kids
Come  Beatnik  Bums
BY Rosemary Kent-Barber England's  most distinguished
"I may have met some "beat- poet and critic smiled disarming-
niks' in San Francisco but I'm ly round a Faculty Club lunch-
not sure. 1 eon table Monday and sardoni-
There is only one surviving
Picker-Snitt in the world. It
sold on the New York stock
exchange for $400,000. This is
a   bit  much,   perhaps.
EXCLUSIVE—There was a
plot afoot among organized
college newspaper editors to
take the huge Brock mural as
a prank. But it didn't come off.
I think continually of those.
Not Alice's.    But truly great.
Elwood Driedger, Comm. 3,
was appointed 1959-60 Leadership Conference Committee
Chairman Monday night by the
new Student Council.
• Sports  Pages 6, 7
• Social Edition,    p. 3, 4, 5
• Editorial   page 2
• Full page ad   page 8
Can Editor
Prevent War
Tom McEwen, editor of the
Pacific Tribune will speak on
"Preventative War" today at
noon in Buchanan 100.
He will discuss recent statements by U.S. Defense Secretary Neil McElroy which indicate that the United States is
preparing to launch a "strike
first" war.
Also sponsored by the LPP
dlub will be an address by
Nigel Morgan, leader of the
party in B.C.
He will speak on the "New
Soviet Seven Year Plan" Wednesday, April 8 at noon in Buchanan 106.
Morgan recently attended the
21st Congress of the Communist
Party of the Soviet Union in
"The supply, of snicker-pitts
by far exceeds  the  demand."
cally and amusingly dissected
California's "Beat" and Britain's
"Angry Young Men" poetry
Spender was on campus to
read his own poetry. He had
just come from an overflowing
Brock Hall Lounge where eager
Frosh had followed him, Pied
Piper-wise begging for his autograph in their English 100 textbooks.
"Beatniks" are 'dead-end kids,'
said Mr. Spender over the coffee.
"Possibly motivated by frustrated religiousity certainly not
by envy of other's material success  like  the A.Y.M."  he  said.
What neither of them, realize
is how corrupt our society really is, that even expressions of
corruption do not save you from
corruption and that if you are
successful you are automatically
drawn into the world you oppose, he said.
"The 'Beatniks' feel that poets
should merely be the agent for
the actual poem, that the poem
should actually take over for
you," Spender said.
"It would wonderful if this
really happened," he sighed.
Forrest Blasts
New Council
"The new student council has surrendered to Premier
This charge was made Monday night by Ubyssey
Editor-in-Chief Al Forrest after incoming student council
President, Peter Meekison, announced council would "go to
the people" to prevent future fee increases.
"This is surrender,"; Forrest said. "Council is accepting
the $100 fee increase when they should be continuing the
fight." |   ■■!   '
President Meekison announced Monday night that 200
' students in the 52 constituency action committees will go on
speaking tours in the summer to  "build  goodwill for  the
Aim of the tours is to gain public support so further fee
increases will be prevented.
"This is not enough," Forrest said. "Council should concentrate its fight against the $100 fee hike."
"We should never itake this outrage lying down."
Meekison said the speaking tours would go before service clubs, labour groups and other organizations.
"They will be free to choose their own times and will
present from the student's point of view what the university
means to them and should mean to the province," Meekison
"The advantage of asking constituency students to do
this is that the home town boy is always more impressive."
"This goodwill program will be extended into next year
when the students are gain in their home towns at Christmas."
He said, "It's about time we smarted" telling the people
more about UBC than just social events."
Statement further said that the prime purpose of the
program would be to make people more familiar with the
needs of higher education and thus to keep them further informed of UBC- activities.
It definitely will not be a "beef" campaign bemoaning
the plight of the poor UBC student, but will be an extensive
well-planned program to put the university and it's problems
foremost in the people's minds. Financial problems of
course, will be included.
Councillors also iare ready to speak to these groups
throughout the summer.
Forrest said the plan was "basically sound, but not
nearly enough."
He called for a trek by councillors to Victoria.
"These speaking tours should be secondary to the main
fight which is against the $100 fee increase," Forrest said.
Meekison said the speaking tours would include lectures at 30 high schools in May.
"It is my hope that the students will discuss the university at every available opportunity during the summer,"
Meekison said.
It Is  Eleven  Thirty
Ladies And Gentlemen
This is it.
This is the last regular edition of The Ubyssey.
Spring has sprung.    All Ubyssey reporters are going
study.   Will you join us in a booth? PAGE TWO
Tuesday, March 24, 1959
Authorized as second class mail' by Post Office Department, Ottawa
Published three times a week throughout the University year
in Vancouver by the Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society,
University of B.C. Editorial opinions expressed are those of the
Editorial Board of The Ubyssey and not necessarily those of the
Alma Mater Society or the University of B.C.
Telephones: Editorial offices, AL. 4404; Locals 12, 13 and 14;
Business offices, AL. 4404; Local 15.
Sports Editor   Bob Bush
Contributors: Joan Barberie, Ellen Esau, Gus Frauenfeld,
Debbie GreenDerg, Bob Lane, Bill Little, Joyce Rolston,
Shirley Tomaley, John Ward, Gordon Welsh.
Summing Up
This is goodby.
In summing up here are answers to questions I have
been asked:
; YES-rr- I tjbink the $100 fee increase can be prevented
if we keep figHtinfl'
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' NO -n Tm; potni^avipg UBC because of the fee hike.   I
am leaving becausl^ I'm graduating.   I hope.
YES — I have heard that fees likely will go up an additional $47 the following year.
NO — I don't think they will get away with it—unless
students let them.
YES — I feel university students can make imoortant
contributions to society in fields of religion, politics and
NO — I don't think that a student strike is the best
weapon against the fee hike — but it beats doing nothing.
YES — I am certain that a Third Trek could have prevented the $100 fee increase.
NO — I am not in favour of raising student AMS fees
for benefits allegedly "FREE FOR ALL." If anything,
Barbara Biely, AMS fees should come down. Down.' So
that students don't go deeper in debt than they already are.
YES — I've been on this campus six years and enjoyed
every minute of my time — in the Brock, caf and parking
NO — My editorials are not meant to be read to jazz.
They are short. Swift. Concise. Because I feel instant
communication is vital in Twentieth Century North
YES — I love everyone.
Thanks and goodby,
IF YOU are not worried about next year's fees; haye
wealthy parents; are sole heir of a 99-year-old millionaire
uncle (with heart trouble).
students NOT in the,above category, who have the ability
te talk to people; a pleasant personality; self-confidence;
whp .wish to earn more Jhan, enough, to. cover t tuition,,
books, etc. in the next .4 months. Complete information
and discussion: March 25th, 12.30 noon, at Hut M-7.
B. J. CROURK^^Dist. 'Rep. Curtish Company
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(Ubyssey Editor-in-Chief)
Softly. Quietly. This is how it happens. Not in a blaze of glory. Not in a Big Instant.
A Moment of Truth. A Flash of Eternity. No. Just softly, quietly and slowly we leave
behind this university way of life.
Is it? —	
by Dick Bibler
Thai Killed
Is it a way of life? Is it anything at all?
I.feel there are great opportunities—serious opportunities
—for the university student.
Who else lives in the quick,
free atmosphere needed l o
probe into the heart of controversial problems.
Who else could through
student conferences lay the
groundwork for uniting
Christianity so quickly and effectively.
Who else can. produce new
literary trends, form new.
literary  fads  and  generations.
And who but university students can bring some reason
and order out of this chaos we
call the political establishment.
They can. lead insieitd ,pf, follow. They can create instead of
Or they could. If they triedv
What has happened at UBC
in the last six years?
Anything much?
The  engineers  were always
XnlhSgfgot dufi.place up ^oswiMmzti^^
And Ben Trevino was here.
Ben Trevino whq was the sparjfc
behind the Second Trek, the
Hungarian forestry school and
an organizer of:the Great Cairn.
It is top early to know how
effective H the contribution of
any of us has been.
But it ;is not too early to
say that Ben Trevino was one
of the best AMS presidents we
have had.
What have students done in
the last six years?
Mostly they have sneered.
They would sit at fheir own
little tables and sneer al each
other for being "ivory tower"
or "irresponsible": or "dissipated1" or "cliquish" or "high
schoolish" or "pseudp."
"Pseudo" is by far the most
popular sneer. Of course students are pseudo. By their
nature they are. They are trying to, be fully mature actors
or lawyers or writers or
businessmen when they are not.
They are not so much pseudo
as they are embroyonie.
We are prone to call any
Off beatnik "pseudo" just because he is from Offbeatnik-
land. We fail to realize that we
ourselves are not Pure Reality.
We are too busy carrying on
clandestine love affairs with
ourselves to notice. 'Twas ever
One final word—I am greatly sorry that I wasn't quick
enough or strong enough or
loud enough to prevent the
$100 fee increase.
S. know that the increase
could have been prevented. I
know it should have. I tried
everything. I could. I. prodded.
I suggested. I organized. I prodded some more.
The fees went up. I failed.
I'm sorry.
That's all I can say.
"Forgive me, son. Please
forgive me.
Can't a boy forgive his own
I didn't mean to . . . Listen,
son, there's no use looking for
him. Blackie's dead.
You'll forget about him.
You'll cry and then you'll forget about him. Why don't you
cry? Don't hold yourself in like
that, son, cry!
But there's really no need to
cry. Blackie was only a chicken, son, and it hurt me to
see you come running home
from school every night calling for Blackie. A chicken is
not a person—it's not as if he
was one of the family.
Sure he was a cute little
thing—a little black ball of
fluff and it made me. feel good
to see him standing in your
hand, .cheeping for all he was
worth. But it made me a little
sad, too. He was only a bird,
son, he wasn't a friend; not
the way a person is a friend.
And that's why I was gping
to tell,you not to bring BJackie
into the house tonight. It was
cute your idea to let him eat at
the table and give him a birthday cake. Anyway it wasn't his
birthday. He was only a month
old today.
You might as well come in
and eat your supper.
Come on . . . What's wrong
with you?
Yes, I killed Blackie, son, but
it was an accident. No, not
really. It's just I didn't think.
I grabbed the shotgun and
didn't think.
Listen to me: I gave Blackie
a nice little grave where he'll
be  .  .  .  never mind  where—
come in and have your sup . . .
Can't you cry for Christ's
I grabbed the shotgun to
save Blackie, to save him—
don't you understand? The
hawk was carrying him off. I
had to shoot. I had to shoot the
"The   shot   that   killed   the
hawk' mother
The    shot    that    killed    the
Where did you bury Blackie,
The    shot    that    killed   the
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Future Pillars
"The family is on its way out", this is a statement we
often hear and one supported by many people today. With the
relatively high percentage of Canadian marriages ending in
divorce and a marked increase in separations, this concern is
justifiable. Furthermore, it is helpful because people worry
about cracks in the foundations only when they have a deep
rooted affaction for the values which the institution of family
life holds for them.
Pioneer days when families had to work together as a unit
are recent enough to color the thinking of those who prefer
yesterday to tomorrow. Incompatibilities of temperament
existed then, but had little elbow room. Hard work and trust
in God were the best forms of social insurance and guaranteed to"see people through most things.
If something went wrong it was thought to indicate a
moral flaw in the individual. The community was not to
blame, although, where need existed, an amazing amount of
kindliness and neighborliness was mobilized in emergencies.
The economy of society changed in many ways. More
people came to live in cities and to work in industries. More
liberal thinking meant a greater opportunity for people to
move around and test new ideas, new occupations, and new
places. Women saw new careers opened to them and the belief in hom^making as the only fit activity was considered old
fashioned. Mechanization of the home was inevitable and the
trend to bigger and better electrical appliances was fanned by
modern advertising. New avenues of recreation began to open
up and the possibilities of enjoyment within the family were
more easily overlooked.
New political and social theories pushed responsibilities
for the health and welfare of the people but beyond the community to the wider commiunity of the provinces and the
federal government.
Set against this background was the depression. What
did it do to family life? In 1936 a tenth of the population was
in receipt of direct relief. Many more clung to the thin edge
of nothing and ehausted credit, savings and insurance, while
they existed on the low wages of sporadic employment.
Men lost status as family providers; their wives went to
work; their children left school and added to the stockpile of
unskilled labor. Schools closed, adding unpaid paid teachers
to the ranks of the unemployed, and municipalities went bankrupt from relief expenditures.
"Hidden costs" in damaged health, personal unhappiness
and frustration were astronomical. Thrift paid only temporary dividends and the queues at the relief office continued to
Children grew up, married, and started their own families with years of background guaranteed to make them pessimistic about the social order.
Just as prosperity was in sight the war came and created
a new kind of disruption. Men and women joined the armed
forces, and established. family ties wqre often badly strained.
New and unstable marriages had a high casualty rate as
nomadic wives followed their husbands fro mcity to city, or
entered factories which -were clamoring for workers.
Young people earned wages higher than their parents ever
thought possible. Some joined the Services and lived at close
quarters with new acquaintances, new philosophies and in
new countries. Without always being abl eto acquire the best
of the new, people felt less secure and comfortable with the
old, less respectful towards the status quo. The future looked
like a giant question mark. The postwar years brought about
some degree of abatement in this all-pervading aura of insecurity.
That all this should be reflected in family life is inevitable. "No man is an ilande" is even truer now than it was in
John Donne's day, and we cannot expect a complex institution ilke the family to adjust to the social diet of the last
twenty years without some difficulty and a good many casualties; but we can help create an emotional climate where this
adjustment can proceed in a constructive way.
Social work nows a great deal about "problems," but that
knowledge is not well mobilized for the strengthening of
every family before its problems develop.
Pre-marriage and post-marriage counselling is one way
of doing it. Nursery schools and Home and School activities
are another way of using a great body of tested educational
material to help parents and children approach the problems
of living in a more adequate fashion. Social agencies need to
be more articulate about what they know.
War is said to start in the minds of men from the accumulated aggressions and hostilities which the individual has not
learned to handle.
The place where he learns to handle this is in the family.
If we give it a chance it CAN do its job. The current
divorce and seperation rate may be disturbing, but if we act
constructively now we can count on the Canadian family as
the greatest asset of the Canada of tomorrow.
The students at UBC's School of Social Work represents a wide cross-section of backgrounds and come from several provinces, states and countries for their education here,
We have political
phies running the full range from
socialism to Social Credit. Although all the students are, of
necessity, conversant with the
English language, the native'
tongues of some of the students
are Dutch, German, Swedish,
Chinese, Polish, and French.
Some of the students have
come into the school direct from
thett B.A. course, but many
have work experience in the
several areas of social work practice . . . government agencies,
private agencies and group wortc
A considerable number of the
students are married and a
couple of them are only a few
years ahead of their own children in attaining BSW and MSW
Let us consider the diverse
back-grounds of some of these
students. The tallest man in the
student body is originally from
the U.S., a professional football
player and still the holder of an
enviable track record. His in-
I terest is in group work with
teen-age boys and girls and his
field placement has accordingly
been at a neighbourhood house.
The girl whose English is less
vernacular than that of most of
us is here on a fellowship from
Sweden. She has had considerable experience working with
children in Sweden and is here
to learn about North American
child  welfare practices.
Another girl, wihose English is
surprisingly sound considering
that she has been in Canada but
a short time, was a lawyer in
the Netherlands before coming
here.  The girl in the leotards?
She was our school's candidate
for queen On the homecoming
festivities last autumn.
Primarily interested in group
work, 'she spent' some time living
in and studying the kibbutzim
of the new state of Israel.
We might add that, to the best
of our knowledge, this was the
school's first active participation
with entry and float in Homecoming activities.
The man with the seeing-eye
dog has a most interesting background and has travelled extensively on this continent as well
as in Europe and Britain.
It is true that not being
sighted will pose certain problems for him in practicing social
work, as for the girl in the class
who is unsighted, but both are
adept in Braille and have evolved their plans for solving problems in this area.
Saskatchewan, British Columbia and Alberta are all well represented     by     students     from
governhment and private agencies.
Quebec's sole representative
is a girl confined to wheeldhair
whose interest is in a medical
social work career.
(Continued from.Page 5)
They are truly crippled, their
illness just as crippling as any of
fhe other major diseases winch
attack children. Because of the
nature of their illness, these
children with their disruptive
behaviour have a negative impact on their natural family
group. Experience has shown
that foster homes cannot cope
with their extreme behavour.
Residential treatment programmes, in homes especially
designed to give twenty-four
hour supervision in a there-
peutic community under the
guidance of a team of professional people, are successful
with at least 8 out of ten of the
children admitted for treatment.
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Offers Great Challenge
Are you considering Social Work?
Social work in Canada is a rapidly expanding field. Its
ever changing nature, the high human purposes it serves, the
millions of dollars spent annually in its support, and the fundamental contributions it renders to society, both at home, and
throughout the world, make social work a most interesting,
challenging and rewarding field of service.
The chronic shortage of quali
fied personnel. to staff even the
already-established social welfare services provides ample
oportunity for employment and
assures to qualified social workers rapid advancement. According to a recent estimate there
was in Canada only one social
work position in seven filled by
persons who had completed the
two-year   graduate   professional
education usually regarded as
qualifying them for these positions.
Although employment in the
social work field is often Open
to persons without professional
education, experience proves
that effectiveness of performance, satisfactions on the job,
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In The Medical Setting
More  often  than not  people  will say: "I've a vague idea about social wor.   But what
exactly does a Social Worker do?    The social  worker's function is primarily as an enabler.
That is, a helper who endeavours to listen, observe, offer suggestions an dgive support (moral)
to those in a stressful situation.
This   stressful   situation
arise around problems which are
financial, emotional, marital,
physical and any other problem
in which an individual or
family in the community is having difficulty.
In the medical setting the
community is for the most part
a hospital. The problem is usually connected with a physical ailment or disability, but not
always. Because problems are
never one dimensional, the
Medical Social Worker may
play a vital part in'helping the
Illness brings with it manifold difficulties all of which cannot be solved only by the operation, X-ray treatment, or the
administration of drugs.
The doctor removes many of
these difficulties but there are
others which the patient must
remove himself and this is where
the social worker assists.
In order perhaps to best illustrate what a social worker in
the hospital does, let me give
you an "average day" in one of
the hospitals in town.
The first hour of the day' is
usually spent re-reading active
case histories. The remainder of
the morning may be spent in
telephoning about beds in.nursing homes and those available in
rest homes for ambulatory
patients. Tentative reservations
will be made for patients who
have agreed to discharge to a
Some time will be spent in
supervision, clarifying the social
diagnosis and plan for the more
difficult cases. It is at this time
too new cases are assigned.
A new patient may be referred to the Medical Social Service
Department by the patient himself, an interested relative, the
doctor or the nurse. All unmarried mothers are however automatically referred to the Department.
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One of the new cases is Miss
Adam, an unmarried mother. As
these girls are in hospital only
five to seven days, it is essential
they be visited immediately.
Miss Adam has had no previous
experience with a social worker
and so she is told about her
She has not made a plan regarding the baby. She cannot
decide whether to keep her baby
or give him up for adoption. You
discuss with her what is the
best plan. You point out however that the decision is hers.
She must decide what is best
for her baby.
Miss Adam has done a lot of
thinking during the past nine
months and she feels adoption
is best for the baby. You then
tell her you will phone a worker
from the Children's Aid Society.
• This worker will come in and
see Miss Adam and it will be
the social worker from the
Children's Aid Society who on
the tenth day will take the baby
from the hospital. Miss Adam
will sign the release on the
eleventh day;
After lunch and the phone
call to the Children's A i d
Society worker, Mrs. Brown is
visited. She had her left leg
amputated because of gangrene.
Mrs. Brown is 77 years of age
and will now be confined to a
wheelchair as her right leg was
removed two years ago.
Mrs. Brown was originally referred for nursing home care
placement. She is an old age
pensioner and is unable to pay
for a room in the home and so
has already stayed three weeks
more than medically necesary.
This extension of hospitalization is fine with Mrs. Brown as
she does not want to leave the
hospital if she cannot return to
her room. She realises that her
room is small and is on the
second floor of an old house but
still it is home and she hates the
thought of leaving.
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Once more it is necesary to encourage Mrs. Brown to talk
about going to the home and to
reason that it is the best plan.
Perhaps to-day, you hope, she
will come to see the advantage
of the nursing home over her
own room which has been home
since her husband died six years
From there you visit Bobby in
the Children's Ward. It is visiting hour and as Bobby's home is
500 miles away, he has no visitors. It is for this reason you
visit with him while the other
children have company.
Bobby is 5 years old but has
been in hospital so long for
facial plastic surgery he has
more problems than just being
lonesome. You read together
from a story book and play with
a   set   of   coloured   blocks.
Because of his long period of
hospitalization, Bobby is becoming a "pet" of the ward and is
losing his motivation to learn.
He gets approval just by being
cute. You try to teach him things
he once knew plus .reminding
him of his mother and father
and sisters all of whom he
vaguely remembers.
On the way downstairs you
stop off to see Mrs. David to tell
her there is a room at the Sunny-
brook Home as soon as her
doctor discharges here. You describe the room which is a lovely,
bright, single room as she requested and it is $150 a month.
Mrs. David is pleased and is
confident that after two months
she will be able to manage on
her own. She thanks you for
your trouble, and once again expresses the opinion that people
who can, should pay for this
social work service. Your remind her that the service was
there to help and it is her right.
The last hour is spent noting
facts which should be remembered regarding the patients. All
the facts you learn will help you
to better understand your client
as a person and not just a
patient with an immediate problem.
Today there were no talks
with the doctors. These sessions
are necesary in all cases somewhere along the line. A Medical
Social- Worker is a member of a
He interprets mainly the
social facts regarding the
patient while the doctor interprets the medical facts.
Together with the nurses,
physiotherapists, and X-ray personnel the patient is viewed as a
total person. All his needs are
assessed and with the understanding and support of the
medical team, and the active
participation in the planning for
himself, the patient is helped to
face this stressful situation.
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Probation is one of the newer methods of dealing with the
criminal offender and contains ethical and financial advantages
for you, for me, and for all other members of our community,
whether we're on the defendant's side of the court room, or the
Probation is the conditional
release ... of selected offenders,
. . . who (under ideal circum-
stnces) are placed under the
supervision of skilled probation
officers ... so that they may effect their own rehabilitation
with the assistance of the officer who is qualified to "treat"
the offender.
Ethically, probation means
thai you and I are given the
very valuable opportunity (a
second chance as it were), lo
provide the offender with some
of the elements that were formerly lacking' in his environment, and which quite possibly
were lacking because of my or
your slackening on our duties
and obligations as citizens' of this
It is self-evident that probation provides the offender with
a ""second opportunity to "prove
himself," without the degrading
and emotionally damaging experience of being incarcerated
within a penal institution.
Financially, it has been estimated, that it cost approximately $50.00 - $100.00 per year
to keep a man On probation.
In British Columbia in the
last year it would cost somewhere between $1,500.00 and
f 2,000.00 to keep the same man
in a Correctional institution, (the
cost varying according to
whether he was incarcerated in
Haney, Okalla, Young Offenders
Unit, or New Haven).
Under the Criminal Code of
Canada probation is awarded
only to those offenders with no
previous criminal convictions
registered against them, while a
man with a maximum of one
previous conviction may receive
probation under certain circumstances.
Post-graduate training in
social work is considered the
most suitable training for one
who plans on working as a
juvenile or adult probation officer.
The National Probation and
Parole Association supports the
belief that effective probation
requires that the probation officers be thoroughly grounded
in social casework skills.
In Canada today, and the
United States, it has been estimated that approximately two-
thirds of the positions in social
work are not filled by professionally trained social workers.
The same holds true for probation services, although British
Columbia has a fairly high percentage of trained personnel in
their services.
Obviously then, the career
and vocational opportunities in
social work as a profession, and
in probation service as one area
in which such skill is applicable,
are exceptionally good.
So I would suggest that any of
you who are undecided at this
point in your university training
as to wfhat the future holds
vocationally, drop Over and .arrange to meet with one of the
School of Social Work faculty
before you commit yourself to
any other profession.
It would indeed be difficult to
find a profession that has more
day to day challenge, security,
(and disappointments and frustrations), than this profession
that specializes in the treatment
of social malfunctioning.
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Tuesday, March  24 —
Stevenson   Research   Professor   of   International
History at Chatham House, London, England,
delivers the* Hewitt Bostock Lecture
in Buchanan 106 at 12.30
Wednesday,  March 25 —
VERA BRITTAIN, author and political commentator, speaks on "Britain's Role In the East-West
Conflict" at 12.30 in Buchanan 106.
Thursday, March 26 —
University, speaks on "American Nationalism"
at 12.30 in Buchanan 104.
Tuesday, March 31 ■—
PROF. B. D. MERRITT, of Princeton University,
delivers the Leon & Thea Koerner Lecture on
"Greek History and the Athenian Calendar"
at 12.30 in Buchanan 106.
Tuesday, April 7—
LEONIE ADAMS, distinguished American poet,
will give a Poetry Reading, 12.30 in Buchanan 106.
(Continued from Page 4)
and opportunities for advance-
ment in the field, are often
directly related to the degree
of preparation social workers
have for their work.
Admission to a School of
Social Work is normally limited
to university graduates with a
bachelor's degree who have
completed a well-rounded liberal
arts programme. Such a programme would include a substantial core in the social sciences
Professional social work education consists of two years of intensive academic study and
field work at the end of which
time successful candidates are
awarded the degree Master of
Social Work.
Upon successful completion of
one year of this programme, the
candidate is awarded the Bachelor of Social Work degree.
Salaries of social workers,
while not yet comparable to
those of certain professions, have
in recent years improved greatly
and will continue tg improve.
Social work is a young, forward profession. Its satisfactions
are great.
Social Workers To
Support Foundation
The Board of the Children's Foundation, of Vancouver,
B.C., is conducting a drive for public contributions to a fund to
be used to build a home for emotionally disturbed children.
Mrs.  H.   J.   Angus,   1st   vice-
president of the Foundation's
Board of Directors, spoke of the
objectives of the Foundation;
Mr. Ben Chud, Masters student,
School of Social Work, outlined
two case histories descriptive of
the types of children who will
benefit from residential care in
the Foundation's planned treatment centre.
Mrs. Crawford, Chairman of
the Membership Committee,
stressed the importance of student membership as ensuring
continuing public interest in the
The audience showed its appreciation of the project in
directing thoughtful questions to
the speakers, and gave concrete
evidence of interest by taking
memberships in the organization.
Why does the emotionally disturbed child need treatment in
a home?   Who  are  these  children?
There are children in our community who appear to be in good
physical health, who are yet so
"sick" that they cannot enjoy
normal relationships with their
parents, their brothers and sisters, the neighbourhood children,
their teachers, or indeed anyone
who expects from them the
usual response of the normal
These children are not mentally retarded: indeed, the
majority of them have average-—
or   better—intelligence.
Yet they are so "ill" emotionally that they are unable to develop normally, to benefit from
school experiences, or to take
part in the activities which are
so important to a child's social
(Continued on Page 6)
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NOVELTY TARGET SHOOTING will be held at an Archery Club meeting Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the Field House.
The UBC Team recently won a competition with a Greenwood team.
Varsity Clinches League
Title, Blues Bow Out
The Varsity men's grass hockey team of the 'A' Division
practically clinched the league title by defeating North Shore
'A' 2-0 Sunday.
Nelson Forward and Victor
Warren fired the goals in this
important encounter. Ken Sand-
hu. was outstanding in this game
for Varsity. Coach Dr. McGregor
described the Varsity defence as
Only by a glirn mathematical
chance can the Varsity rivals
for the league title, Redbirds,
beat out the former for the
championship. Varsity has now
completed its league schedule
while Redbirds have one game to
play against Vancouver.
On Saturday at UBC No, 1
Field Varsity won their first
round Newcastle Shield, kriock-
outi game by whipping Vancouver 3-1. Standouts for the university eleven in this game were
goal scorers Gordon Forward,
Vic Warren, and Ken Sandhu.
Varsity now meets North Shore
A crew in the second round of
this series.
North Shore A knocked UBC
Blues out of contention in Newcastle Shield play at tflSC No. 2
Field on Saturday by edging the
latter 3-2. Chris Webster and
Alistair Contributed goals for
Turning to B Division, UBC
Gold whitewashed Grasshoppers
B 7-0 at UBC No. 3 Field on
Saturday. This victory advanced
Golds    into    the    O.B.    Allan
Knockout final against Blackbirds. Golds also earned two
points in regular Third Round
league play as a result of this
triumph. Leading the Golds attack were Roger Gfimmett with
two goals, Chahning Buckland
with a pair of counters, Hank
Dykman with two tallies, and
Mike Gerry with One goal. Jerry
Watney played a great game at
centre half for the Golds aggregation.
Over at Memorial No. 3 Field
India B- defeated UBC Pedagogues 2-0 in a second B Division
contest. In this fixture, Peds
were unable to capitalize on
their scoring chances. Bob Cark-
ney, playing his first game at
left halfback for Peds, turned in
a good effort.
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The continued existence of the olub
Recent winners of the mail-
competitions with members of
the Greenwood Archery Club
was the UBC Team.
The six member team scored
1610 points to the towns club's
1434. High scorers on the Varsity side fere Mary Fraser and
Jim Cameron.
The UBC Archery Club has
made good progress and has
shown enthusiasm throughout
the year in spite of lack of interest and lack of financial support. In the next few years the
club hopes to overcome this
year's setbacks, to gain more
active members, to enter more
competitions, and to achieve
more recognition as a sport.
The final meeting of the club
for this year will be held in the
Field House March 25 at 4:30,
at which time ther will be shooting at novelty targets.
Girls Win
Track Meet
Lead by a fast 11.8 second 100
yard sprint by Dorothy Mackie,
UBC's Womens' Track Team
placed above Vancouver Olympic Club and the Vancouver
Optimist Striders in three events
held in a Meet Saturday at the
UBC Stadium.
First places were gained by
UBC's Pat Power, hurdles,
Dorothy Mackie, 100 yds., and
the 4 by 110 yard relay team.
Other UBC finishers in the
100 yard sprint were Power,
Salley Clift, and Dawn Chalmers. The relay team showed especially strong in placing well
ahead of the second place finishers.
Olympic star, Coach Diane
Matheson, was pleased with the
Tracks Teams first showing.
Next Saturday, UBC hosts a
second meet at the Stadium.
Look Good
A strong showing was produced by the UBC Track and
Field team in a threeway meet
held Saturday at the UBC
staduim. The three-quarter distance Meet ran off UBC against
Western Washington and the
Vancouver Olympic Club.
No points for standings were
compiled but officials state that
the placings in the individual
events was fairly well distributed over the four teams.
Running well for the UBC
contingent were Stan Joughin,
Jim Moore, Doug VanNess, Jim
McKay, Frank Thompson, and
Carlos Charles. UBC also did
well in the field events with the
efforts of Mike Potanjak, Bob
Reid, and Paul Donald.
The Vancouver International
Festival has established a Student Auiliary to the Festival.
The purpose of this committee
is threefold: publicity, participation, and entertainment. Any
students interested could write
and give information to Box
Outstanding athletes of the past year in UBC athletics were
honored at a Big Block Awards Dinner held Wednesday last.
Today, as the session draws to a close, we would like to
mention the persons who receive the criticism ,the blame, and
not very often the thank you — the coaches.
 Coach FRANK GNUP, who in 1958, produced a Football team that put UBC on the football map. Gnup, with
assistance from BOB HINDMARCH, groomed a number of
players including Gary Bruce, Roy Jokanovich, Wayne Aiken
and Don Vassos, that caught the attention of big time scouts,
and a team that caught the imagination of all.
  Coach JACK POMFRET, the brain-man behind the
Thunderbird Basketball squad, which in 1959 put up a strong
showing in the Evergreen Conference. Though finishing in the
lower half of the schedule, UBC had a team that would have
proven favorably in any Canadian competition, as shown when
playing against the University of Alberta.
  PETER MULLINS, coach of the Jayvees Basketball
Club and world-wide traveller. Mullins, though his team, was
plagued with holding up the Senior "A" League, did contribute
to the League in presenting rriuch coaching know-how, controversy, and the Rookie of the Year, Mike Potkanjak.
MULLINS, who with a lot of help from Manager JOHN
MINICHELLO, is presently coaching the Track Team, a team
that this year may place as high as second in the Conference.
Coach BILL BLACKABY of the Braves in the Junior
Men's Basketball League, who put together a team that went
all the way to the top in League standings.
 DICK MILLER, an interested individual, who came
out to the campus on his own time to coach the J.V. Footballers,
and his assistant, STAN KNIGHT.
- PAUL BURKHARDT, coach of a winning UBC
Fencing Team.
  The busy gardener and opera fan, FRANK GNUP,
who is now preparing a Baseball crew for the coming season,
even though the team is short on adequate uniforms.
 DR. MALCOLM McGREGOR, coach of the Varsity
Grasshockey squad that won the 'A' Division of the Lower
Mainland League, and assisting with the coaching chores,
  The coach behind the very strong UBC Gymnastic
contingent, DR. DOUG WHITTLE. Under the expert eye of
Dr. Whittle, the UBC group produced a number of outstanding,
performers in the past year, including Dieter Weichert, Alex
Ross and Joe Marchand.
—^ Three coaches, FRANK F'REDRICKSON, DICK
CHRISTIE and DICK MITCHELL, who though lacking sufficient time and practice facilities, produced a team that put up
a good showing in the Alberta — B. C Hockey series for the
Hamber Cup.
  The Coach who deserves much credit for his crews
efforts in the BEG Rowing, JOHN WARREN. Helping with
the handling of the crews were JOHN DRINNAN and past
coach, FRANK READ.
 ALBERT LAITHWAITE, who, barring another injury
in a rough Scramble game, should coach UBC to the World Cup
Rugby Trophy. Laithwaite and his rugger players have had a
fairly successful season and are now waiting for California to
arrive here.
  DR. MAX HOWELL, another traveller and Rugby
Coach, who started the season falling into a hole on the field
and who is now on his way home from a tour of Japan with
the B. C. Rugby Reps.   v ■ .
 Player and coach, BRYON VICKERY, who has come
all the way from the "Bonnie Isles" to help with UBC Rugby.
 The Australians who have made quite a favorable
impression on the path of UBC athletics, Rugby Coaches, JOHN
MONCRIEFF of the Frosh, JOHN DENNISON of the Totems,
and JACK CROSS, advisor for all teams and Coach of P. E.
Coach AL FISHER, the graduate from the long snowy
trails to coaching a highly successful UBC Ski Team. Fisher s
squad placed well up in the big meet in Reno, Nevada, held this
 Coach PAT KINNEY of the Tomahawks
FRANK KURUCS, coach of the Soccer and Volleyball
Teams Another import on the UBC coaching staff Frank
has produced two good teams for the University and is pre-
;ently doing a good job of stand-in as Intramurals Director.
 The mastermind of the Evergreen Swim Champions,
PETE LUSZTIG. Do not worry Pete. You did a wonderful
job of coaching the fellows to the Championships, even if other
coaches on the staff say that your team wore fins and that there
were so many UBC swimmers in each event that the other
teams couldn't find their way to the finish hne^
(Continued on Page 7) — See SPORTS  N VILWb Tuesday, March 24, 1959
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U Beat
Three points down, but still two more games to go, is the
situation for the UBC Thunderbirds Rugby Team as they face
he visiting California squad in the third and fourth game of
he world Cup Rugby series Thursday and Saturday.
Game times will be 12:30 p.m.   who wm b€ returning from their
REACH \OU BIRDS, REACH. Your down three points
and two big games face y>r 'his weekend, fitting some
lineout practice are Dave Milne and Gerry McGavin.
Baseball Crew Head For
Seattle Tournament
Some hard games and plenty of action is in store for. the
UBC  Baseball boys as they head for Seattle Wednesday  to
compete in the Seattle Collegiate Baseball Tourney.	
The Double Elimination
Thursday and 2:00 p.m. Saturday
California goes into the final
two games with a three point
lead by virtue of a 3-0 victory
played in the first game of the
series in California. The second
game on the Berkeley trip was
played to a 6-6 tie.
In the first two games UBC
was weakened by injuries and
the absences of a number of
key players. However, this week
not only will UBC be in better
form but they will also be with
the services of Gerry McGavin,
Ted Hunt, and Neal Henderson
jProm reports just received
the UBC Thunderbird Swim
Team was just edged out by
McGill University for third
place standings in a Swim
Meet with the Eastern Universities based on a tel-graphic
• -'*The meet was won by a strong
j Toronto team, followed by
Western Ontario, McGill and
then UBC. The; Thunderbirds
edged out fifth place finishers,
New Brunswick by a very close
All top three teams featured
star-studded squads that produced times in the individual
events much ahead of UBC
swimmers. Many of the other
team members were foreign imports.
..Placing third for UBC were
the two relay teams.
Individual placers on the
Thunderbirds were; Dio Creed,
'fifth in the 220 butterfly, placing
third in the same event was
Dave Gillanders, Ernie Berno,
fifth in the 50 yard freestyle.
Other members placing for
UBC were Doug Main, sixth in
the 220 freestyle, Bob Bagshaw,
sixth in the Breaststroke, and
Bunny Gilchrist, fifth in the
U. C. L A.
tour of Japan.
Two exhibition matches will
be played the following week
when the 'Birds play host to the
visiting U.C.L.A. team in games
on April 2 and 4.
The strong UBC side will foe
made up from members; Phil
Willis, Mike Chamibers, Bab
McKee, Fred Hawes, Bruce Al-
lardyce, Ean Rankin, Ted Hunt,
Adrian Preston, Don Shore, Diek
Macintosh, Jim Beck, Don Hill,
Don Fraser, Doug Sturrock,
Dave Milne, Garry Bruce
Gerry McGavin, Jim Buchanan,
Jon Phillips, and Morford.
Coach Albert Laithwaite
. . . another World Cup
winner, maybe.
I : —	
Chderleading tryouts will be
held in the following places at
12:30 p.m.; Tuesday in Hut L I,
Wednesday in' H*it L 1, Tbursr
day in Hut G4.
Associate Sports Editors:      Ted Smith    and    Tony Morrison.
Reporters and De,sk: Alan Dafoe, Irene Frazer, Mickey Murray
Tournament will be held over a
period of four days and will
give each team a chance to play
at least four games.
Under the guidance of Coach
Frank Gnup, the UBC Team has
been working out the papt month.
Gnup has stated that his bunch
of boys maybe dressed like a
sandlot crew but they sure can
play ball.
Competing in the Tournament
along with UBC will be teams
from Portland, Seattle Pacific
College, Seattle University, Uni-
versity-of WasbiagteM, a«d>Wes-
tern Washington  College.
"By hook or by crook,
I'll be last in the book."
All men interested in playing on a University team in athe
Vancouver City League, meet
in Room 213, Memorial Gym
on Wednesday at 12.oO.
In the final game of the playoffs of the City Badminton
League, last Thursday, UBC was
handed a fairly decisive defeat
by a powerful Racquets Club
team. However, the final 10-2
score was little indication of the
close competition which resulted
in most of the matches going
to three games.
ADRIAN PRESTON and fellow teammates host California
for the final games of the World Cup series, Thursday at
12.30 the Birds tangle with the Berkeley City crew and
then again at 2.00 p.m. Saturday in the UBC Stadium.
SPORTS 'N VIEWS — (Continued from Page 6)
All the Women's Coaches for tne help and time spent
Although they have not been
competing extramural ly, the
U.B.C. weight-lifting team have
set some, outstanding marks in
the past month, ..
Roy Shatzko, who weighs 197
pounds, accomplished a press of
205 pounds.
Weighing 142  pounds, Glynn
Sparl, marked up a bench press
of 206 pounds and a squat press
of 300.
Rolf Manson, L30 pound lifter,
acfiieved 240 pounds in the squat
press, and 350 pounds in the
deadjift, while Rod Hanson, who
weighs in at 164, managed a
deadlift of 430 pounds.
in bringing Women's Athletics into a prominent place in UBC
Athletic Committee and others who helped to put UBC Athletics before the general public's view. UBC has had an exciting
and good year in athletics. Our teams have stood up well in
all competition. Each team, its backers and coaches have all
helped to obtain a place for UBC in the University and in the
universal world of athletics.
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To the many coaches, players and managers of the
past year I would like to offer my thanks for your efforts to;
help my staff and I in producing a Exports Page. Your notices,
tips, praise, and criticism have helped us greatly in our endeavours to provide adequate coverage of the twenty-three odd
sports carried on here at UBC.
Once again,   THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
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Tuesday, March 24,  1959
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