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Vol.   XLIV.
No.  36
Council  plan  viewed
New scheme makes
definite head-way
A survey of 12 undergraduate society presidents, asking them.
for comments on tine proposed change in student government,-
indicates that Russ Brink and Ross Craigie have the answer
to the need for a new Council set up.
Minor  differences  of  opinion — —-
exist but those questioned appeared receptive to the proposal
and expressed a feeling of hope
towards it.
It was generally felt that the
PICTURED HERE are the King Candidates for the forthcoming Mardis Gras: Dave Howard,
Alpha Tau Omega; Mike Williams, Delta Upsilmon; Jerry Spitz, Kappa Sigma; Ed Collins,
Phi Delta Theta; Cam Dagg, Phi Gamma Delta; Morley Short, Phi Kappa Sigma; Barry Gough,
Psi Upsilon; Pete Grant, Sigma Chi; Scmdy Martin, Zeta Beta Tau; Bill Earle, Zeta Psi; Bob
Hoye, Beta Theta Phi (where's Bob?).
New Party to hit
campus politics
Student government affairs
are getting pretty lively these
Latest development is the usr-
prise announcement of the development of a new force in
campus politics.
The NBC (short for New
Blood on Council) party has announced a meeting to be held
noon Wednesday, in Bu. 205.
Purpose of the meeting will
fee "to put before students a
plan to form, in a sense, a new
political party, to present a platform, and to call for people to
run as candidates in the AMS
Some of the highlights of the
new group's official platform
To "Apply pressure on the
provincial government for the
abolition of sales tax on text
To "Work for the drastic improvement of the meals provided by Food Services. If necessary we will organize student
boycotts of the cafeteria to
bring about this improvement."
To "Investigate the possibili
ties of organizing a student cooperative for the sale of new
text-books at greatly reduced
To "Ensure that no organized
student group on campus shall
receive privileges from the AMS
unless the constitution of that
group conforms to the AMS constitution."
To "Work for the immediate
abolition of compulsory physical
To "Make application to the
Senate for the appointment of
a non-voting ex-officio student
member to that body."
Unofficial sources state that
Miss Lorene Gordon and Mr.
Ken Hodkinson are not unconnected with the new group.
Applications are now being
accepted for exchange scholarships sponsored by the National
Federation of Canadian University Students.
Applicants must be at least
two years from graduation, and
should be good students .and c-
tive in extra-curricular activities.
The scholarships entitle winners to a year ©f study at another Canadian university of
their choice. They are expected
to return to their home university for tnelr final year.
Deadline tor applications is
January 15. Forms are in the
NFCUS office in Brock Extension, and should be submitted
to the office of the Registrar.
Christmas marks
to be lowered
ten per cent
UBC's Christmas exams were
too easy. '
Professor R. U. Hokesed announced in a special report Friday that the results obtained by
students on their Christmas exams were disturbingly high.
"Never in the history of {his
university have we had such results at the end of the first term.
We conducted an investigation
and found that he exams were
far too easy. I think that the
only solution will be to scale
the entire score down."
When asked what this would
mean to the average student,
Hokesed replied tersely, "about
ten per cent."
When pressed for specific examples Hokesed reluctantly revealed that certain students
were doing too much extra-curricular work to possibly obam
the marks they scored. 'Take the
Ubyssey for an example. I understand that the entire editorial board passed. This is a
good example of the situation.
It's never happened before."
Hokesed said that a poll taken among selected students confirmed his belief. "Many of the
students themselves felt that the
exams were a little on the easy
Council at present is remote
from the student and is not representative of the student body.
Comments ranged from statements that Council governs well
considering the present setup
(Leo Richards PmUS) to that of
Council being a remote Ivory
Tower (Mac Brown ASUS). Dall
Cameron, Leo Richards, Bob
Schultz, and Mary Thompson
stated that the feeling of isolation in their respective undergrad societies towards AMS
would be alleviated by having
representation  on   Council.
Most presidents when asked to
comment on the failure of USAC
stated the lack of responsibility
and no definite job were the
The Brink-Craigie proposal
was looked upon as a change for
the better. Comment ranged
from excellent; Leo Richards
(PhUS), Garry Kenwood <FUS)
to a statement from Bob McConnell (Frosh) that the proposed
set up was a good one and workable but might lead to some very
reliable people, especially in the
larger faculties, being excluded
from responsible posts.
All persons interviewed felt
the proposed change would give
the undergrad societies better
representation on Council and
would draw them into AMS affairs to a greater extent than
at present.
With one exception it was felt
that a weighted vote would not
be necessary on the proposed
Council. Bob Noble (EUS) stated that undergraduate .society
presidents should foe mature
enough to consider the interests
(Continued to Page 4)
Latest UBC author
17th century France topic of new book
Applications for
Conference asked
The Universiy of Manitoba
will hold a Conference on Commonwealth Affairs in February.
All students are invited to apply to attend, with applications
^closing January 11, 5 p.m.
All applications to be addressed t oThe Executive Member, Box 58, AMS.
For the political science student Dr. W. J. Stankiewicz's
latest book "Politics and Religion in 17th Century France"
draws interesting relationships
between political thought and
historic events.
In examining this critical period, Dr. Stankiewicz uses an
analytical rather than a descriptive approach.
His book examines the problem of toleration on many
levels: iti contrasts ideology with
policy, domestic affairs with international issues, religion with
politics,  and theory with practice.
- Contemporary i m p 1 ications
can be seen in Dr. Stankiewicz's
examination of Pierre Bayle's
arguements for tolerance.
He touches on the ever-present problem of the peril of subversives and on the validity of
the reasons given by vigilantes
intent on suppressing danger,
ous elements.
Dr. Stankiewitcz is a member
of the UBC Department of Economics and Political Science. His
previous works include a monograph "Institutional Changes
in the Postwar Economy of
Poland",   written  jointly   with
J. M. Montias, an essay "The
Accomplished Senator of Laur-
entius Goslicius", and several
published papers.
." Educated in Poland and Great
Britain, World War II veteran,
Dr. Stankiewicz has been a visiting fellow at the Center of International Studies, Princeton
University, a research associate
at the Mid -European Studies
Center in New York, and a
senior economist with the Government of Ontario.
Dr. Stankiewicz has taught
at the Polish University College
in London and at the University
of Toronto. He came to UBC
in 1957 as an assistant professor. Page'?
Tuesday,  January  10,   1961
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Editorial Board of the Ubyssey and not necessarily those of the
Alma Mater. Society of the University of B.C.
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FEATURES—Diane Greenall,  Derek Allen,  Frank Findenigg, Dave Taylor.   "Exams   results   lowered ten
percent" is a hoax. 	
Our  stand
In the light of the statement from the Queen's Journal
reprinted on this page, The Uhyssey would like to re-affirm
its stand regarding Canadian University Press.
We see CUP as an organization of university newspapers
Which have banded together for the purpose of setting up
a nation-wide press service.
A secondary aim is to improve the standards of college
journalism. This involves press seminars, etc.
With very few exceptions, we believe that CUP has no
right to express opinions. And even in such extreme cases
as would, require CUP to express an opinion, we believe
that all must agree before action is taken.
The Ubyssey, we reiterate, is unwilling to give up its
editorial autonomy to anyone, even. CUP.
The Ubyssey has condemned the action of the Laval
administration in previous editorials, afid we now re-affirm
this position. But we do not believe that CUP should express
opinion without -unanimous support of the member papers.
Tl^refore,1 although we agree in principle with the censuring
of Laval, wre must completely disassociate The Ubyssey from
the expression of this opinion by CUP, just as The Journal
has done. (The CUP motion was reported in Friday's
The Ubyssey has decided to retain its membeship in CUP
$or the present. It has been resolved to work to have the
unanimity rule written into the constitution at the earliest
convenience. The Ubyssey will not revoke its membership
in CUP unless all sudh measures fail.
CUP is valuable to The Ubyssey and to Canadian universities. It forms a bridge connecting the campuses served
by CUP members. It promotes student unity, a quality all
too lacking in Canadian affairs generally.
We will not give up our membership in CUP without a
fight. But, neither will we stand for continued infringement
©f our editorial autonomy by CUP.
Letters to the Editor
TARGET: Bookstore
: The Ubyssey,
"Dear Sir:
Well done, Ken! Stir 'enii up!
But you missed a major target,
old man. The Book Store.
Here is an excellent; spot to
ibrowse for paper-backs, and
s; magazines, to take in. the scene
':-: generally" and if you have guts
. ; enough, to inquire whether
that damn thing you ordered
.  is in yet.
But buy a text book, and
you'll be roobed blind. Why is
it? Some professor with his
eye on status and a little loot
iwyiJtes an authoritative text
A   publisher   is   interested
; when he learns that,  "this
; shall indeed be the authorized
i text for ... ", and has 1*0,000
'•i copies   printed,   knowing   it's
going to go over big. Of course
the demand exceeds the  supply  and the publisher brings
out   a   second   printing   at   a
somewhat higher price tag.
Meanwhile, who's buying? A
long line of impecunious students. And who's getting the
gravy? The no-risk text publisher.
I'll say this: the Bookstore
will make you a pretty fair
repurchase deal on that text,
if you don't mind hanging
around 'till September. Can
you blame them for the wait?
They have tp be certain that
some ambitious prof /publisher
hasn't obtained the ear of some
department head in order to
make last year's text obsolete.
You see, there must be no risk
involved,. Profit is out, we gotta  make  a  killing.
Who's guilty?   Who's  being
apathetic about this?
Is it you, Bookstore? Don't
trot out the annual reply; if
ybu don't know the answer,
who does? And if you can't do
anything about it, who can?
Art Hughes,
Arts IV
Last week was a most depressing one for many students, what with examination
results being released and all,
and I suspect that the charming faith frosh have in Santa
was shattered in a most salutary fashion.
My own marks being . nothing to write home about, (although, worse luck, I have that
duty before me still) I can
sympathize. But more depressing than any mark was the uninspired manner in which most
professors gave these little
gifts to their classes.
The technique teachi ng
staffs have developed for this
over the years is as sophisticated in its own little way as is
that the Russians have developed for brainwashing. Unfortunately it is relatively unknown at UBC.
Therefore, purely as a public service to the faculty, Jafo-
berwocky presents these instructions on how to torment
a class when returning examination papers:
1. Always be late. When
you don't show up on time the
class will begin to wonder why
you haven't come. Pretty soon
they will begin to suspect.it'is
, because1 the .tests were so poorly done that you have quit in
There is always the possibility that you will walk in
just as everybody is getting up
to leave. A few acid comments
delivered under these circumstances' unsettle students, put
them on the, defensive, make
them feel guilty and, all things
considered, put them in the
proper state of mind to get
their marks.
2. Pay careful attention to
your expression and attitude
when you first enter. This is
extremely important as the
first impression will recall any
fears or doubts that may have
nagged at students over the
holidays.   You  may:
' a. Sneer. This old standby
always works and mantains a
proper relationship between
you and the class.
b. Glare. Sometimes helpful
but frowned upon because it
implies disappointment, which
means you had hoped for better, which suggests you were
concerned for the welfare of
the students. Avoid glaring.
c. Smile sardonically. Usually a good starter but must be
followed up by some comment.
The smile makes them wonder
what you have been up to.
d. Frown and shake your
head. The "It's all hopeless attitude."  Classic efficiency.
These are a few basic suggestions and a great many variations have been, and probably
will be, developed to expand
the scope and efficiency of this
I hope this demonstrates
most clearly yet another facet
of UBC life that fails to measure up to international standards. I can only suggest that
the Chant commisson be empowered to investigate this situation. '
I DON'T CARE who you used to work for . . . Get Out!
Queen's Journal:
CUP and principle
The original purpose of the Canadian University Press
was to provide a service to its member papers to allow them
to carry out their job more effectively. In the beginning it
was solely a wire service for the distribution of news. Any
organization that is healthy, however, expands and thus the
' CUP developed a features and reference service and is now
operating from a National Office in Ottawa. This is good}
What is bad, however, is the fact that the CUP has now become an editorial, opinion-making body. No other nespaper
service, such as the Canadian Press, United Press, Reuters,-
etc, has ever expressed an editorial opinion on any matter
whatsover — nor should they. Expansion is only good if it
is in the right direction. We feel that the CUP has overstepped both its intended and its natural purposes  in becoming a pressure group involved in power politics.
The Queen's Journal has been a completely independent
student newspaper, controlled only by Queen's students,
since its conception in 1873. We find it completely unacceptable that two thirds, or even ninety-nine percent, of the members of the CUP can tell us what our opinion will be on any
issue. Only the editorial board can commit the Journal on an
issue and this as it should be, for only the editor is responsible
for the actions of the paper. As long as the Journal remains a
member of the Canadian University Press it must abide by
the decisions of the organization and whether or not dissenting votes are recorded the Journal could not be placed in the
position of supporting an organization which is expressing
an opinion with which the Journal disagress. The Journal
could, in effect, be expressing an opinion, through the CUP,
against its will.
We have condemned the action of Laval in previous editorials and now re-affirm this position. We agree with the
motion of censure against Laval. Nevertheless we do not
think it should be passed and sent by the CUP if any paper
objects to the censuring opinion. Therefore, although"we agree
in principle with the censuring of Laval we must completely
disassociate the Journal from the expression of this opinion
by the CUP.
The Canadian University Press supports the Charter of
the Student Press in Canada (1959) and some feel that it
must be able to support this defence of the freedom of the
press. It should be noted, however, that by joining the CUP
every member has approved this Charter. We feel this unanimous approval should also be required for value judgements
concerning possible infringements of the Charter.
At the present time the Journal is still a full member of
the CUP but we are seriously studying this membership in
the light of the changed powers of the organization, powers
which we feel should only be held by the editor and which
limit the independence of the member papers. When our
decision is finalized it shall be made public and communicated to the proper authorities of the Canadian University
Press. We do not intend, however, to sacrifice principle for
survival! Tueseday, January 10, 1961
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£,M.P.   gjOpBM
"Deck the halls with advertising ..."
"Should auld acquaintance be
forgot and fill it up again . . "
Oh, hello there. What? You
mean I've bought my way
through a pious Xmas and drank
enough gin to bring in the sentimental New Year?
Back to sloshing through the
rain from classroom to lecture
and the stirring life of good old
apathetic UBC.
How did I do in the exams?
Oh fine. What! Do you mean to
say those little numbers beside
my name on the result sheets
aren't percentages but out of
Oh my aching head!
Well, so much for my gripes,
what about yours? Perhaps you
are asking the same question the
Brunsiwckan, student paper of
U. of New Brunswick, is asking.
The burning question, 'Are
Co-Eds Parasites?" is a touchy
subject with us lads who have
been touched by the Xmas spirits and New Year cheer in the
pocket book.
Here is the gist of the Bruns-
wickan story.
Co-eds are wealthy! Their
fathers are loaded! Their families are rich! They don't need
Then why should male students treat them to meals, movies, dances and taxi rides. It
should be reversed or Dutch!
Already you are asking why
we write this way. Well, it must
be that co-eds have "ery rich
families or they make much
more money than males during
the summer—we wonder how?
The story goes on to say that
only four girls answered an ad
for  part  time  work  while   the
boys flooded the advertiser with
Personally I favor the theory
co-eds make more money in the
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I knew some student organizations were desperate for
money but I was shocked when
I read a headline in The Gateway, U. of Alberta student newspaper, stating their students'.
council was granting World University Students 15c a student
head. My spine tingled and my
eyes gleamed as I thought WUS
would import Mau Maush for
„he job. Unfortunately it turned
out to be only a grant. But now
with   Laos—hmmrn.
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Watch this space for an exciting new game which is not played indoors.
By the way, did I wish you a
Merry Christmas and a Happy
New Year?
New department
Tells of McCarthy ism
Varsity  Theatre
4375 West 10th
Ca 4-33730
Alfred Hitchcock's
No one  will  be admitted  to
the theatre after the start of
each performance of "Psycho"
7:15 P.M.
9.20 P.M.
Not recommended for children
JAN.  17th
(French - English Subtitles)
A film  that one can  predict
will still be important
50 years hence
Meet kings and
queens Thursday
The Mardi Gras Pep Meet,
Thurs. noon, in Armouries, will
feature Queen candidates, King
candidates, food and fun.
The King candidates will vie
for your favour with song and
dance skits, and jokes. The
Queen contestants wil lalso be
on hand to parade their charms.
The professors annual skit
will be presented and the Aggies
will have barbecued chicken,
Professor William Holland,
new head of the Asian Studies
Department, said Friday that although the attitude towards international organizations in the
U.S. has improve, McCarthyism
is not dead.
"Many organizations are 'fed
up' with the treatment they receive, and many people resent
the reception visiting heads of
state are given by some Americans," he said at a press conference at UBC.
Professor Holland was commenting on the involvement of
the Institute of Pacific Relations
in congressional inquiries during
the early 1950's into communist infiltration in government.
The Professor was Secretary-
General of the Institute from
1946 to I960, and editor of the
Pacific Journal, published by
the IPR, for the last six years.
The journal will now be published under the auspices of
UBC, as a learned journal. In
gratitude to UBC for sponsoring
the journal, the Institute has
given its library, publications
and some other assets to UBC.
The Institute, contrary to rumour, is not being moved to
Vancouver. Its headquarters are
still in New York. Professor
Holland is no longer associated
with the IPR,
"I feel that an unofficial body
like the Institute is most necessary; however, it has been kept
under handicaps, by American
internal political reasons," he
President MacKenzie stressed
the fact that the American Senate had investigated the American IPR which is a purely .national body, and, although an
attempt was made to involve the
justified and illegal.
Professor Holland was affiliated with both the American
Institute and the International
Dean Geoffrey Andrew added,
If the Americans want to louse
up their own organizations,
that's their business, but they
must stay on their own side of
the fence. I am pro-American,
but anti certain American attitudes.
"Communists couldn't dominate the International Institute
or even infiltrate it, because it is
a purely unofficial body, belonging to all of us," he said.
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THE      U  BY S S E Y
Tuesday, January  10,   1961
Fronrv page; one
Brink Cargie scheme
of the AMS rather than the interests of their individual societies. Tom Nisbet (AUS), the
lone dissenter, felt that provision for a weighted vote
should exist.
General satisfaction was expressed over the size and composition of the proposed Council's executive. Although Larry
Goulet (LUS) thought the executive of the proposed Council
would be satisfactory he felt
that the Council as a whole
might prove cumbersome due to
the increase in size. For that
reason he thought Council
should deal only with matters
of broad policy leaving details
to the executive.
The majority felt that the
presidents of undergrad societies should sit on Council. With
one exception it was stated that
the role of the undergrad presidents would change by doing so.
Mary Baird (NUS Vice Pres.)
and Tom Nisbet (AUS) expressed, the opinion that keener undergrad society elections would
result from the proposed arrangement. Eric Lauritzen (CUS)
thought better people would be
enticed into student government.
Larry Goulet (LUS) said someone from the undergrad society
appointed by the undergrad society's president should sit on
Council rather than the president himself. Bob Noble (EUS)
said that whether or not the
president or someone else ought
to sit on Council was a matter
requiring  consideration.
It was agreed that greater responsibility would be placed on
the undergrad society vice presidents. Mary Thompson (EDUS)
said that more people might be
required on their undergraduate
society council with the president sitting on Students Council
and additional Students' Council
work being undertaken by the
undergrad society.
Satisfaction was generally expressed towards the proposed allocation of work to the undergrad societies thereby relieving
the work load on Students Coun
cil. Bob Shultz (PhysEdUS) said
undergrad societies should make
a tradition of undertaking particular jobs. Bob McConnell
(Frosh) felt that continuity
might suffer in certain projects
undertaken by undergrad. societies if the undergrad society
presidents sat on Council.
Since undergrad presidents
are generally in 4th year, McConnell would prefer to see a
person in 3rd year, other than
the undergrad president sit on
Mary Thompson (EdUS) felt
undergrad societies should not
be allocated projects by themselves. She thought a chairman
appointed by Council for a committee which then would be
composed of members of several
or all undergrad societies would
be more satisfactory.
The new proposed changes
in the AMS Constitution, if
accepted by the s t u d e nts,
1. Replace a 16-man Council, incorporating the representatives of various interest
groups (Athletics, UCC, USC,
etc.) with a 22-man Council,
made up of the 16 Undergraduate Societies' Presidents, plus a 6-man Executive. The Ubyssey Editor
would remain as a non-voting
2. Shift much of the weight
of petty detail off Council
to the Undergrad Societies
and -the Executive.
3. Bring student government much nearer to the students through the Undergraduate Societies.
4. Give more students an
opportunity to participate in
student government.
The new Council has been
compared to Parliament, with
the Executive acting as a Cabinet. The various U.S. Presidents would be roughly equal
to local MP's representing the
interests of their respective
faculty members.
From Cellar
to campus
The Jazz Society will present
controversial Charles Mingus,
composer-bassist, Friday noon
in the Auditorium.
UBC is one of the few stops
during his West Coast engagement. All this week he has been
at the CeL'ar. He has just come
up from San Francisco where
he played in the Jazz Workshop.
Apply now for
Lenard award
Applications are now being
received for Leonard Foundation Scholarships for the 1961-
62 academic year.
Interested undergraduate students wishing information
should call at Dean Sowards
office, Bu. 466. Appointments
can also be made by telephoning Dean Soward's office, local
Singing frosh for
fest, badly needed
Any first year student whose
musical talent enables him or
her to recognize the difference
between the "Blue Danube" and
"Fuabblerouser" is desperately
needed to sing in the Inter-Faculty Song-Fest during Froslr
"We really need people who
will try to sing," says Special
Events Chairman Terry Richmond.  "Especially boys."
All would-be choral artists interested are asked to meet
Wednesday  noon in Bu.   320.
The Song-Fest is being held
as part of Frosh Week, which
will run from anuary 28 to Feb.
ruary  3.
In charge of the dance is Bob
Smith, AM 1-5306 ;ski trip,
Steve Maritt, AM 1-5306; skating party, Keith Benson. AM
1-2718;   after-party,   Mike  Cole-
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Committee heads and members will also meet Thursday
noon in Bu. 320. '
Barry McDell will edit a
special frosh edition of The
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Mon. Tue. Wed.. Jan.  9-10-11
The  Story of the Founder
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Robert Slack - Marisa Pavan
Charles Coburn
Ernest Hemingway's
Eddie Albert - Audie Murphy
Thurs. Fri. Sal., Jan. 12-13-14
James Stewart - Vera Miles.
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Shell Interviews Engineering
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Shell of Canada has openings for 1961 graduates in engineering and the
sciences. These positions, in the company's exploration and production,
manufacturing and marketing departments, offer scope and opportunity
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few summer positions for 1962 graduates are also available.. Your university placement office can supply further details, arrange an interview,
and provide a copy of "Opportunity With Shell," a booklet which contains full details on many Shell career jobs. *    Toeseda/, January 10, 1961
Page  5
St. Basil's Cathedral located on
Red Square in
Moscow, presently a museum
What was it like to be a
tourist in Leningrad at a time
■when the Cold War was getting so very cold again?
The first thing we realized
-was that, whatever was happening in the rest of the world,
we were still in the city of
the Czars—the city where a
huge cathedral inscription still
blandly proclaims in gold: "O
Lord, the mightier thou art,
the greater is the pleasure of
the Czar." The fine-looking
Kazan Cathedral, with its
semicircle of one hundred and
forty-four Corinthian columns,
now contains the Academy of
Sciences "Museum of the History of Religion." More correctly, it should have read
"antM-eligion," because every
exhibit is developed towards
the theme of ultimate technological mastery. There was a
largev painting of a fat priest
and the starving masses, with
an appropriate C o m m unist
caption. Also shown was an exhibit of torture instruments
And the guide hastened to
point out Hugh MacLennan's
quotation that "Christianity
and Sputniks can not exist together." In the main hall was
a progress chart of disbelievers!
The Czars' palaces, splendidly igilded and restored after
the shelling of the Second
World War, still gleam across
the grey canals. The Czars'
deeds and misdeeds are still
recounted with pride. Across
the River Neva is the gaunt
brown fortress and pri so n
around which Peter the Great
built his city. ilK(o one ever
escaped from it," said our
guide, adding b r i g h 11 y :
"Peter's first1 prisoner there
was his son—whom he strangle* withhis owa hands.'.'
Inside the fortress, solemn
groups of Russian sightseers,
with magnificent cameras
slung across baggy, ill-cut
suits, were being lectured by
guides. Communist badges
glowed from their lapels. We
drifted with them. Suddenly
there was a hush of respect.
We had entered the fortress's cathedral where the
Czars from Peter onward are
buried. The bad, the mad, the
assassinated, they all lay there
in identical white tombs surmounted by huge identical
crosses of gold. The roof and
reredos, lovingly maintained
by their Communist successors, shone with Oriental splendor. But one tomb stood out.
It was covered with flowers-
some wax, some, to our astonishment, fresh. It was the tomb
of Peter himself-.,      .a  ..„.; ■
This issue concludes the
Roundirip: Russia series, but
Ed Pennington's reflections on
Russian life will continue in
weekly segments. The series
is designed io give the UBC
student a glimpse of life in a
'country which is competing
with America for world supremacy. Therefore, as students
we should at least know something of the peoples and cities
of   Russia.
Next week a comprehensive
series of articles on Germany
and Israel will begin. In the
lojllowlng weeks, articles on
student-riots in Algeria and
Venezuela as well as stories
on .Cuba. France and Japan
will be feaiured. IKTERNA*
TION AL PAGE'S purpose is
to bring to lhe reader events
occurring in universities and
countries throughout th*
We arrived early in the
afternoon in Moscow and were
met by Maryiella who was to
be our guide for the week.
Moscow was a welcome change
from the monotonous landscape of scrubby trees and boggy land of White Russia.
We were soon booked in at
the Hotel Ukraine, one of the
three or four skyscrapers of
Moscow. We had a double
room with an excellent view
overlooking the river and beyond, the city, and the most
welcome thing to any traveller
—plently of hot water. The
food was very good. Breakfast
was often traditional Russian
dishes such as pancakes stuffed with cottage cheese or sour
cream sprinkled with sugar.
By three o'clock on our first
day in Moscow we were ready
to see the sights. Red Square,
the University, Kremlin,
House of Friendship — then
back to the Hotel.
A group of us made it our
rule that after the various
theater performances we
attended we would all gather
in one of the Hotels that cater
to foreigners for dancing and
drinking and generally meeting people. The Hotel's Berlin,
Moscow and Prague are perhaps the most famous. The
Berlin stands out in my mind
in that in the center of a very
small dance floor was a playing fountain. I had visions of
jiving, missing a hand and
landing in it!
I n v a r i a bly, on our way
home after these "parties"
youths from fourteen to
twenty would approach us and
ask if we had any German
marks or dollars. They would
offer twice the official exchange. Quite a few exchanged
money, sneaking out before
breakfast, meeting in taxis
and riding around the block
. . . then spend the profits lavishly on gifts or on the rest
of us. The important thing is
that one must spend the extra
roubles because on entering
the coumry one exchanges
money and receives a receipt
which mu.st be presented on
the exchange from roubles to
other currencies. Too many
roubles make for too many
We made a tour of the subway which is as clean and as
elaborate as is claimed. The
most impressing thing is the
really fresh air . . . London's
is sooty and hot. Paris subway
smells like Paris, and Madrid's defies description (this
is purely aesthetic as I like all
three). There are mosiacs of
Lenin, Stalin (one of which
they are particularly, proud
and turned" on strong lights so
we could get a decent picture
of it) in these subterranean
The Kremlin proved to be
one of the grandest museums-
■'■ I've ever seen. ^Hundreds of!
gold ikons inset with jewels;^
clocks where tongues of gold;
birds pop out, or an elephant
moves forward three steps and
back three on the hour. Then
a table set made of silver
weighing 17 tons! In another
room, forming a ring around
the oval ceiling were painted
Catherine's* thirty-five lovers,
at least the thirty-five who
stayed around long enough to
get  their pictures  painted.
Once more out on Red
Square, we watched a children's sport's day and crowds
of children crowded round us
anxious to exchange pins.
We made an excursion to
Zagorsk, a small town about
50 miles from Moscow. In Zagorsk is the old Russian Orthodox Theological College which
is still used. The earliest building dates from the 14th century, the newest, the 18th
century. We attended a funeral
service and prayer service.
Mostly there were women of
all ages and a few old men.
Later we interviewed a priest
who quite happily answered in
German, English, Polish and
claimed to speak French. He
told us that there, were currently 300 students studying
there. They are not Communists as Communists are
Athesist (he said this). The
state also helps support them.
He thought they had freedom
to worship and when questioned on the destruction of
churches, he commented that
they were mostly very old
churches and were too costly
to rebuild or had been badly
damaged during the war.
The. University is situated on
the edge of Moscow in the
Lenin Hills. The main building
is 32 stories high and contains
the Geography, Chemistry and
Physics Departments. In the
center tower are housed the
classrooms, labs, 1 i b r a r i es,
small theater. About 6000 students are housed in the wings.
Every student has a room 9' x
9' x 9' which is furnished with
a bed, desk, etc. Rooms are
grouped in two's with a bath
and a small hall area. All
books are provided f r e e o'f
charge and students, are payed " while  attending.    ,. ., -
O n e evening, a West-German girl and I were invited by
two Y.M.C.A. officials to visit '
the American club. I had previously read about this and
was very curious. In front,
stood two Soviet policemen at
attention. No password; I suppose it was obvious we were
"westerners". We climbed the
stairs and entered a dim, poorly lit room with a bar at one
at the other. Around the bar
end and a juke box blaring
lounged the few patrons staring grimly at their drinks.
These two Christian gentlemen
carried their own supply of
Scotch so bar services were
dispensed with . . . and so
eventually were they.
. The last day we were in.
Moscow we visited G a r k y
Park, and the U-2 plane, jt
had been shot down about two
weeks previously and everyone was very curious to see it.
When we asked why it was
displayed, we were" told that
the Soviet people had been
hearing for months that U.S.
planes were flying over the
U.S.S.R. and they now wanted
to see the proof of a real
American plane. I was reminded of a line by Rodgers and
Hammerstein from South Pacific "you've got to be taught
to hate".
Everywhere people talked
to us and had no fear. We were
never followed and went
where we pleased. For instance
there was one woman in our
group who went to church at
6 in the morning, every morning and reported there were
many others there.
What I saw in Russia was
through the eyes of West Germans and of course my own
experience of living in London
and for a month in Bonn, travelling through Holland,
i ranee, Spain, Berlin, had
changed my viewpoint. It was
just 3 weeks short of a year
since I had left Canada and
I could no longer visualize the
actual living .conditions he^j
so I. compared th e U.S.S.RJ
with Europe ahd I think rightly so as after all it is part of
Europe and has been involved
in  two  wars in  Europe.
Applications for either PERMANENT or
accepted at the N.E.S. off ice between 8:30
a.m. and 4:30 p.m". Monday to Friday
Apply to
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UJBC: Unit Page 6
Tuesday, January  10,  196?
College fever hits Chilliwack
The UBC Thunderbirds broke
a three-game losing streak Saturday night, defeating Seattle
Pacific College 71-57 at Memorial Gym.
The previous night, the Birds
had dropped a 72-60 decision to
the visitors.
. In the Friday night contest,
Seattle took the lead from the
staring whistle and never looked back. The Falcons, using a
Jast-breaking brand of ball, penetrated the Bird defence and
built up a commanding 43-27
half-time lead.
Pomfret's boys caught fire in
the third quarter, sinking 23
joints and narrowing the Seat-
tie five's lead to five points.
But SPC tooK aavantage of
Several mistakes to make the
final score 72-60.
For the Thunderbirds, Saturday nigh was a different story.
Their shooting was sharper, defence tighter, and ball handling
much improved.
A closely-checking defence
was the key to the Birds' vie,
tory. The Falcons' speedy break-
in and layup style was cramped
and they were forced to the outside. With Keith Hartley and
Wayne Osborne controlling the
boards for UBC, the home team
turned many rebounas into scoring plays.
By three-quarter time the
Birds had built up a 16-point
lead. Trying to get back into the
game, Seattle went into a full-
court* press intending to rattle
the Birds into throwing away
the ball. The plan failed, although the Birds' margin was
cut a few points by final time.
Playing an outstanding game
for the Birds both offensively
and defensively was Keith Hartley. Leading the 'Birds point-
wise both nights was Wayne Osborne with 21 big ones in each
UBC THUNDERBIRD forward  Keith Hartley (25) reaches over
Seattle Pacific's Bob Rochelle (21) to tip in a teammate's shot.
Seattle's Jim Douglas watches at right. Unfortunately, nearsighted referee called Hartley for "goaltending" (batting the
ball out of the hoop) which this photo clearly denies.
"   w       * '"**' »■!....» ... —Photo  bjr George Fielder
R 0 Y A L   C A N A D IAN   NAVY
will be here
to  interview and  counsel  students
interested in a sponsored education
and a career as an of ficer in the RCN
on 26th and 27th January, 1961
at 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Make ah appointment for art interview through
your University Placement Officer at;
or UNTD Office, Armouries
Buses/ bands set for
Montana State match
Saturday   it   is   College Night at   the  Collusseum  in Chilliwack. The hockey squad of JVIontana State University will face
UBC's lineup at 8:30 on Chilliwack ice.
The two  teams will  play  an
opener in the Kerrisdale Arena,
Friday at 5:45.
Chilliwack is going all out
to make this game a success
spectator-wise and UBC is, of
course, trying to equal this effort. The Valley town is using
iuch advertising meaia as radio,
press, and press-gangs as well as
plain old fasnronea community
spirit to fill the arena. Tickets
are being sold by the high
school student council in an effort to fill the 2,300 odd seats
"A" cards will be accepted,
otherwise, there's a fifty cent
admission charge. Two busses
have been chartered and more
will be employed if students
show desire to go. Return fee of
transportation, including handling charges is one dollar and
two bits. The busses will leave
QBC Bookstore at 6 p.m. precisely.
Saturday will be the first
time that a hockey team from
Montana plays in the Lower
Mainland. Chilliwack will see
a new, fast kind of hockey for
the teams will play under
NCAA rules which closely resemble the international rules
governing world hockey tournaments.
Frank Fredrickson, Vancouver alderman, and a member of
Canada's Hockey Hall of Fame
will face off the puck to get the
match under way.
The Booster Club's rube band
will do its best to outdo Chilli-
wack's official brass players.
Cheerleaders, students, and
rlumni are expected to display
some of the spirit which is now
too often lacking in college athletics.
UBC's Thunderbirds are definitely a new and improved
team under their enthusiastic
coach Alex Stuart. Record
shows Birds to have won seven
o£ nine games played so far this
season. They lost a tight one 4
to 3 to New Westminster Lagers
who are currently the number-
one team in the Pacific Coast
Amateur Hockey League.
In general the local team is
described as light and fast. All
in all the Montana team is practically Canadian, that is, Albert-
an. Fourteen of their fifteen
players hail from that province
and the coach, Pete Langfield,
comes from New Westminster.
The lone dissenter originated,
from Boston. Little is known
about the Bruins' calibre of
game but they are reputed to be
fast and aggressive.
Thunderbird coach, Alex*
Stuart, began his hockey career
at Wayne State University in
Detroit during 1956. In 1958 he
took the Madison West High
Hockey team to the Wisconsin
State finals. Since then Stuart
has held various coaching positions throughout the U.S. He
held the post of spare goalie for
the Vancouver Canucks in 51-52.
In 1955-56 he played for the
Seattle  Americans.
The California Standard
Calgary, Alberta
offering  careers   in
Petroleum Exploration in Canada
will conduct campus interviews on
January 16 and 17
Permanent and Summer
Geological Engineering
(Options  I, 2 and 3)
Honours Geology
Physics and Geology
Permanent and  Summer
Permanent and Summer
Candidates   will  also   be   considered   for   employment   in
operating geophysics in Canada with Chevron Oil Company
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STRING OF SPORTS CARS wind through a gravel side road
on one of UBC Sports Car Club's annual rallies.
Racers readying for
Thunderbird rally
UBC sports car enthusiasts are tuning up their engines
and. packing their chains, sand, long underwear, shovels, and
antifreeze in preparation for the Thunderbird Rally, a snowbound, motorized, survival test, being held this weekend on
any semi-passable highway, cat-road, or cow-path between
Hope and Kelowna. , ~
The meet is open, and the club
hopes to attract 40 entries.
There are,4 classes; sports cars
over 2 litres, and those under,
sedans over 1300 cc. and those
Entrants register at Hope at
8:30 Saturday and the first car
leaves at 10:01. The course will
be revealed at 10:00. Accommodation has been reserved at the
Royal Ann Hotel in Kelowna for
those who are still in the contest, and entrants are scheduled
to return to Hope (via another
route) Sunday afternoon.
Trophies for drivers and navigators will be awarded to the
overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place
teams, as well *as class dash
Snow tires or chains and a
flashlight are mandatory equipment; and a towrope, sand,
Shovel, and antifreeze are recommended.
There will be a rally meeting, in Chem. 250, Thursday
noon. Pre-entries for the meet
should foe addressed to the UBC
Sports Car Club, Brock Extension 354.
Soccer wallops    Grandview
Braves edge
Abbotsford High
Saturday the UBC Braves basketball squad defeated a strong
Abbotsford High team 54-51.
Played in the valley town, the
game was a thriller all the way.
High scorer for UBC was John
Cook with 14 points, followed
by Ron Parker with 13. In a preliminary contest, the Abbotsford.
Intermediate boys whipped the
UBC Thunderettes 64-30.
In league play last Wednesday, the Braves were defeated
65-63 by Kerrisdale in Junior
Men's action. Playing poorly,
the Braves couldn't keep up a
sustained defense.
The Braves overcame an early
deficit and built up an 11-point
lead at one time. But the Kerrisdale squad narrowed the margin to one point at Uiree-quarter
time, and finally won it with 8
straight points.
Saturday night, UBC Jayvees,
showing their best effort of the
season, were nipped 57-54 by the
Seattle. Pacific JV's.
UBC's first division soccer
team clobbered Grandview
Legion 7-3 Saturday at UBC
to get the season off on the
right foot.
This was the highest-scoring
game for the Birds in league
play; their previous high was
three goals.
Although down 1-0 at the
start, the Birds came back
with six unanswered goals to
put the game on ice. Scoring
for UBC were Frank Harrop
(2), Ron Cross, Archie McFarlane, Roy Nosella, Bill Wedley
and Bob Cam.
The  game  was the  last  in
the   first   half   of   play.   The
Birds have nine more games
in which to make  an  attack
on first place.
The UBC Jayvees were defeated 2-1 on the weekend.
The Thunderbird Swim
team dropped a dual meet to
the U. of Puget Sound 81-13
Friday. The UBC team obviously suffered from the long
Christmas layoff, while UPS
has been in constant training.
Top performances for UBC
came from Peter Pellat, who
finished second in the diving
and third in the 400 free:
style. Dio creed placed second in the 200 metres medley
and third in the 200 backstroke and aullerliy.
The swimmers' next meets
are     Thursday     at     Eastern
Washington    and    Friday    at
Washington State.
 The Varsity volleyball team_
_meels St. Regis al 8 p.m. Wed--
_nesday at St. John's Church.  _
Students wishing to try out
for the University Golf team
are asked to contact Mr Per-
kett, Rm. 2263 Buch. by Friday.
UBC    Varsity    maintained
their undefeated record Saturday  in   a  clean  but  scrappy
game by edging Rangers  1-0
on a goal by Joel Wolcak.
In second division action,
an undermanned Golds team
was blasted 6-0 by Grasshoppers ■'3B'. The Blues team
lost  an  early lead and  went
under 4-3 to Crusaders.
Pictures for Totem Thurs.
Jan. 11 noon. Everybody out
to practices today and Thurs.
Meeting in Memorial gym
213, all players who have represented either the Birds or
Braves are asked to attend.
Reg.   meeting   12:30   today
Brock Club Rm.
Postal shoot members meet
at range Wed., Jan. 11. Shooting as usual—all attend.
All fencers please turn out
7   p.m.   Wednesday   in   Armouries.
Meeting of all UBC rowers
12:30   Jan.   12   in   Rm.   216
Memorial Gym.
Exercises Mondays 4:30 in
Apparatus gym, Tuesdays and
Thursdays 4:39 at the training circuit.
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Representatives of  the  company will be conducting
interviews on  the campus, January 26th  and 27th.
Call Your Personnel Office on the Campus
The Hudson's Bay Company are in the process of merging with Henry
Morgan & Co. Ltd. and this will make employment possibilities for young
executives much greater in the future,
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Tuesday, January  10,  1961
Tween Classes
UN club discussion;
Americans in Africa
Arthur Laing, former leader
of the B.C. Liberal Party will
address students W e d n e s day
noon in Bu.  220.
* * *
"American Foreign Policy in'
Africa" Mr. William Duggan,
American Consul-General to
Tanganyika. Tuesday noon in
Bu.  106.
* * *
. Quest speaker Ralph Long
will speak to general members
in Bu. 203 Wed. noon.
* # *
Lecture by Dr. Kincade on
T.B. Also voting on constitutional amendments. Wed. noon in
Wes.  100.
ECONOMIC pressures have
forced the sale of a custom
built stereo HiFi. Will accept
reasonable offer. Call Cliff at
AM 1-4526.
MUST SELL '56 Pontiac convert, in good condition with
radio, heater, whitewalls, nylon top. Best offer. FA 7-3517.
LOST—Ladies' Watch. 17 jewels. Gold enica. Please phone
YU 8-9585 or A.M.S. office.
LOST — White framed girl's
glasses in green case Will
finder please call CA 4-5705.
LOST—1 pair ladies' black fur-
lined leather gloves. Vicinity
Buchanan Extension. Finder
please phone WA 2-4086. Reward offered.
LOST during exams, a maroon
Esterbrook ballpoint pen.
Finder  please  ph.  CA 4-3802
WANTED — Ride, 8:30, Mon.-
Sat. Phone Eveline Jackson,
FA 51120.	
RIDE WANTED — from 30th &
Macdonald Mon.-Fri. 8:30-5:30.
Phone Joan, AM 6-6549.
RIDES available to and from
Kitsilano district for 8:30 lectures, Monday to Saturday.
Phone Ken at RE 6-0887.
EIDERS wanted from vicinity
33rd and Mackenzie Via S.W.
Marine Drive. Mon to Fri.; all
8:30's, leave at 5:30. Phone
Al at AM 6-5039.
HELP! RIDE desperately needed
for 8:30's from vicinity 41st
& Granville. Phone Robyn,
AM 1-4073.
RIDE WANTED 8:30's, Cornwall at Cypress. Call Dave,
RE 1-3833.
WOULD the person who took
the wrong brown reversible
jacket from the bus stop Friday a.m. please phone RE 8-
1653? Ask for Peter. I have
FOUND—21-jewel Comet wrist-
watch in BU-322 Friday a.m.,
Jan. 6. Will owner please contact Ron Essex, Union College, CA 4-9848.
Beauty Salon
Personality Styling & Cutting
• Coloring    • Perm. Waving
• Manicuring
• Beauty Consultants
Miss Barbara - Miss Elenore
Miss Jeri
4532 West 10th Ave.
CA 4-7440
We Specialize in Long Hair
General meeting noon today
in Bu.   205.
» * *
Raymond Hair Stylists will
demonstrate hair styling and
cutting in Mildred Brock
Lounge Wed.  at 8 p.m.
* * *
Important meeting today Bu.
219 at noon.
* * *
Peter Remnant speaks on
Karl Marx "The Logic of
Utopia". 8 p.m. upper lounge
of Int. House, tonight.
* * *
The first meeting of the Student Zionist Organization will
take place Tuesday noon at Hillel House.
Canadian University students
who enjoy photographing campus scenes will have the chance
of turning their hobby into recognition and cash.
Cash prizes totalling $800
have Jbeen donated by John
Labatt Ltd. for the best pictures
both in color or in black and
white. Entry forms and completed applications must be placed
in the NFCUS office BE 258;
before the 15th of January.
Winning photographs will be
dispayed in Universities across
Canada during a tour which will
continue until the fall of 1961.
Discussion qn Open House
and Spring Clinic. Spring program outlined. Bu. 1221 today
at 12:30.
by Bertolt Brecht
a theatre  epic  with music
STUDENTS $1.00 and 50c
Others  $1.75 - $1.25 - 75c
5 OT
John & Carl I • Permanents • Styling
. in attendance *        • Beautv Treatments
CAstle 4-0151     : :- Closed Wednesday
548 Howe St.     MU 3-4715
Custom Tailored Suits
for Ladies and Gentlemen
Gowns and Hoods
Double breasted suits
modernized in the new
single breasted  styles.
Special Student Rates
"For Everything in
Drugs and
School Supplies"
5754 University Blvd.
an the Village)
Agricultural and Biological
Research Opportunities
with the
Research  Branch
Department   of Agriculture  at  Various   Centres
Information Circular 61-10, with full details of Departmental
operations  and  specific   requirements,   is  available  at  the
Jan. 10 Battaille du Rail (English subtitles)
Jan. 12 Tol'able David
Uncle Tom's Cabin (1903)
Test shots from "Hamlet" (John Barrymore)
Jan. 23 WAR SERIES: The Nazis Strike
Jan. 24 WAR SERIES: Divide and Conquer
Jan. 24 Seven Deadly Sins
Jan. 25 WAR SERiES; Battle of Britain
Jan. 26 WAR SERIES: Battle of Russia
Fortress Japan
Northern Patrol
Jan. 26 DOCUMENTARY PROGRAMME: two films by Paul Rotha:
World of Plenty
World Without End
WAR SERIES: War For Men's Minds
Listen to Britain
I Married a Witch
Music for Children (Carl Orff method)
Festival of Contemporary Arts
Title to be announced
Le Mouton a cinq pattes (English subtitles) (The Sheep has 5 Legs)
Shadow on the Prairie—a Canadian Ballet
Touch of Evil (Venice Festival award)
A Letter From Oxford
Feb. 28 Double Feature:
Whiskey Galore .Tight Little Island)
Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (W. C. Fields)
Mar. 14 Pride and Prejudice 3:30
short subjects to be announced
Mar. 21 Great Expectations 3:30
short subjects to be announced
Mar. 23 Roma, Citta' Aperta (Open City) 3:30
(English Subtitles)
We are pleased to announce that we have arranged for a series of
current newsreels to be shown at our Tuesday programmes..
357 Brock
357 Brock
membership only MOOBYSSEY
Aggies Wecome
Campus to Frolic
Aggie women
raise funds
Although it is fairly well
known on campus that women
study agriculture few people
know that their society, the Agriculture Women's Undergraduate Society is primarily a service organization.
Their  largest   undertaking
the  support of  an  underprivileged    Tunisian    boy,    Jacques,
whom   they "adopted"   through
the Save the Children's Fund,
Knowing that the way to a
man's pocketbook is through his
'stomach, the Aggie women entice the Aggie men with a home
cooking sale, the proceeds of
which are used to help support
Jacques. This year the sale realized in the neighbourhood ; of
Even the men were enthusiastic about the sale—no cases of
food poisoning were reported.
By the time you have read
this article and digested
the nonexistant facts found
therein, you have wasted
30 seconds of your valuable
time you idiot!
Place: Armouries UBC v j
Time: Friday, January 13, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. [
Dress: Hard times or western
Price: $2.50 team
It's Aggie Week and Farmers Frolic time again folks, it's
the big spread the Aggies put on for the rest of the campus
every January.
ERRATIC Route of Sasquatch   SEE IT ALL at the Farmers Frolic
Sasquatch Seen at UBC
A large white haired animal, eight feet tall and walking
erect was seen at the UBC dairy farm Sunday.
Cow hand Elmer Gantry, a
Yehovas eye witness, described
the apparation as terrifying.
Said Gantry, "it made a pass at
one of the cows and it was Sunday." Also on the scene was 9th
year agriculture student Eric
McFlunk who stated, "at first
I thought it was Ross Craigie
with his shoes off."
The creature, now believed to
be a whitehaired Sasquatch, is
still roaming the dense junglelike "forest south of the campus
according to the RCMP.
Sasquatches, B.C.'s counterpart of the Nepalese Abominable Snowman have been reported in the Harrison Lake dis-
Mardi Gras Pep
Meet Thursday
Come down to the Armouries at 12:30 Thursday noon.
Watch the Mardi Gras King candidates compete for the
throne with songs, jokes, and skits! Choose your favorite
Get some chicken at the barbeque outside the south door
to munch on while you watch the Professor's Skit. Chicken
cooked by the men who know how-the Aggies. Get it while
it's hot. The Pep Meet that is.
trict occasionally during the
past century. Lack of verifiable
sightings for the past fifty years
have led anthropoligsts to believe that if such creatures existed at all they are now extinct.
I The Sunday incident has
caused costernation in biological circles. Eminent UBC zoologist Dr. Ian McHaggerd-Bowan
hailed it as an amazing discovery. "We have outdone the Russians this time," he thundered.
Aggie Secret Service uncovered an interesting clue when
large footprints were detected
leading to the Engineering
buildings EUS association with
the incident was hotly denied by
EUS president Bob Noble. "We
are a red hairy mass not a white
hairy mass," he erupted. The investigation is continuing.
Alan Cornwall, itinerant Aggie and Students Council member has been on the animal's
trail for the past 36 hours. He
j was hurriedly interviewed as he
raced through the Endowment
Lands forest in search of the
Sasquatch. "If it's a female I'm
taking her to the Frolic," he
Aggie Week, which started1
1 in. 9, is designed to get you
\ armed up for the Frolic to be
'n;ld this year on Fateful Friday
Uth. We are sure you have been
dying with anticipation for the
last 51 weeks for Aggie Week
so here is a rundown of the
events and what transpires.
Jan. 10 The Moobyssey—The
Aggies newspaper (the rag you
you are looking at) sees all,
knows all, tells all.
Jan. 11 Apple Day—Aggies
sell apples to the rest of the student body. The proceeds of the
apple sales are given to the
Crippled Children's Hospital.
Obtain an apple for a small donation and help an unfortunate
child regain his health.
Jan. 12 Chicken Barbeque ■?-
The Aggies will hold a chicken
barbeque outside the Armouries at noon during the Mardi
Gras pep meet. The price will
be reasonable. If you live at
Fort or Acadia camps here is
a chance to take it easy on those
Jan. 13 Farmers Frolic—This
is the big night folks. Since it
takes the Armouries a full year
to recover we can only hold this
bash once a year so don't miss
your chance.
Dan R o m a n u k and hi$
seven membered troupe of Tum-
bleweeds will be providing
music for everything from
waltzes to square dances between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. Included in the Tumbleweeds is a female vocalist who will be on
hand. Back again this year providing half time entertainment
will be the Trinidad Primitif
dancers. For those of you who
have not seen these fellows this
is an excellent opportunity to
see the limbo, dance of strength,
etc. performed by experts.
As usual a coat check and a
concession will foe set up in the
Come on folks, start the year
off with a real frolic at the
Farmers' Frolic. You can't miss
at $2.50 a couple.
Aggies Not Often Farmers
THE DEVELOPMENT of a beef stew vegetable, one incorporating the characteristics of all the
vegetables commonly used in beef stew, is being conducted by a prominent associate professor in the department ofPlan*Science. The eventual product of th research program, which
is already showing promise, is expected to revolutionize the vegetable industry.
To the uninitiated, agriculture and farming are synono-
mous. In reality this is only
partially so. It is (unfortunately) not true that to get
three units one must plow the
"back 40" twice a year or get
up before breakfast every
morning and milk the cows.
Agriculture courses offered
at UBC are not directly applicable to farming and are
not meant to be. A farm background, though desirable, is
not a prerequisite for an aggie student at this university.
The following are the fields
of study offered in agriculture at UBC.
Animal   Science
d—pre veterinary medicine
Plant Science
c—plant pathology
Ag Economics
Ag Mechanics
Poultry Science
Soil Science
Food Technology .        -T*?'
In preparation for thesis
fields the first two years of
study are spent on the, basic
sciences; math, physics, chemistry, botany and zoology. In
the final two years the student specializes in the field1
of his choice with continued
study of the appropriate
Of the students who graduate only 5-10% go farming or
ranching with most of the remainder being absorbed by in-
rustry or government. In present day agriculture, farming
is supplemented with proces- -
sing, storage, transportation,
marketing and financing, each
industries in themselves and
each requiring the services of
agricultural graduates. In addition aggie grads are employed as fieldmen research workers, plant or animal protection officers, and in quality
control to name a few occupations.
The fields in agriculture are
many and varied and the op-,
portunities in them are chal-'
lenging and rewarding. ■' ". "  ^ Pjage Two
Tuesday, January   10, 1961
1 Member Better Barns Assn.
(Permissable as (w)rapping for L.C.B.  water
Published once in a blue moon by those higher men on campus
—the Aggies — Opinions are not necessary. Born and raised
over a twong pouch of jungle juice in the second story of the
beef barn. Do not telephone.
Business office: Poultry 200Q
Editor, Jerry Pirie
Assistant Editor, John Bonefant
A.U.S. President, Tom Nisbet
REPORTERS AAND DESK: — Wayne Wickens, Jack McCracken,
Mike Raynor, Bob Pyne, Vonne Prefontaine, Eddie Duerksen. Mac
Etter, Sandra Robertson, Gail Fletcher, An unnamed PI. Sc. Prof.,
Ted   Berry.
CARTOONS:—Eric MacDonald
Copyright   reserved
Royalties payable   to   public  relations  officer  c/o   A.U.S.  Aggie
Bldg. this means you Ubyssey.
Agriculture Advances
Advanced progressive farming is made up of many components requiring managerial ability of a high order on the part
of the individual ' farmer together with a wide range and
high level of industrial, technical and social supplies and
services. A good deal of agriculture is now practiced off the
farm, requiring a degree of
integration of effort not demanded  by  many  industries.
These     off-the-farm    supplies
and services can only come from
highly industrialized economies
■ which are in turn the main markets   for   the   products   of   the
farms   they   supply   and   serve.
-     The world is entering a new
• phase in which agriculture as a
: whole  is  coming   into  its own
; again. Food will be scarce with
-a   rising  world  population   de-
Jmanding   higher  standards   of
-living and of nutrition.
Through manufactured industrial' products are being produced  almost without  limitation
Etter sounds off
• A major problem facing North
America at the present time is
a growing food surplus. The
'problem, one of intense debate,
has no easy solution.
Nearly 75 of total world agricultural stocks are located in
North America. The major
grain exporting countries (U.S.,
Canada, Australia, and Argentina) hold 12b million tons of
wheat and coarse grain; in addition,, coffee ,sugar, and. dairy
products are being produced
■faster than present consumption
International surplus is reducing prices but is still accentuating itself through involved processes many of which are political.
: The most popular solution to
the food problem is to give food
away, however, it costs money
to give food away — a lot of
• The United States 1961-62
budget ealls for nearly two billion dollars to compensate
American farmers for agricu-
tiiral products purchased by
Uncle Sam's giant giveaway program. Canada contributed 56
million dollars worth of wheat
ahd flour in the past three years
to underdeveloped countries.
These figures suggest at least
one obvious conclusion—Western prosperity and free enterprise has led to overproduction,
but are we willing to share our
abundance with the rest of the
We are in a position to assist
the needy and score a propaganda victory for democracy. Can
we afford to bungle the moral
obligation at our doorstep.
the means of growing food are
necessarily limited. The demand
for food will rise and its value
will rise in terms of the manufactured goods exchanged for
The skill and vision required
ahead in agriculture if it is to
meet this challenge will require
to meet the changes that lie
increasingly greater emphasis
on highly skilled farmers, farm
technicians, ahd agricultural
Blythe A. Eagles,
Seeking a place in the sun,
1296 Aggie grads have left UBC,
most of them never to return.
We don't know how many of
them made California but we
do know that hundreds are
playing vital roles in agriculture
in related fields throughout
the globe. Most grads reside in
Canada however representatives
of the various UBC classes of
agriculture can be found from
Siberia  to  South America.
As you can see fay the accompanying graph the faculty is
not a finishing school for farmers. In the past, Aggie grads
have entered the fields of endeavour in the distribution
I've never seen a purple cow
And I'll never see one now
And so with  grief I'm overfull
For I am just a purple bull
7% Farming
8%  Unknown
Related to
A   Modest    Proposal
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., F.C., I.R., F.R.S.,
With a long tail a swishin'
And a big eyes a blinkin'
I would wander through the
Just a feedin' and a thinkin'.
Just a toil from night to night
Till  my bag was stretched out
Just  to prove that I'd been
Not a settin' and a shir kin'.
And when the day was over
I'd   come   home  through fields
of   clover.
Just a eatin' up my grain
Then   I'd   start  to  work  again,
And if I'd done my share
Then  I  wouldn't have  a  care
For  they'd   brush  me   off   just
And I'd be glowing like a light.
Just a shinin' up my shoes   .
And a scrubbin' off my tail,
Well, I might just find
Some   extra   grain  in  my   pail.
Just a feelin' oh so proud
And a holdiri' my head high,
So  those  other  lazy ladies
Would look  at me and sigh.
And if I had a calf
I am sure she'd be the best
For I would try my darndest
To do better than the rest.
She'd be strong and fine and
Like a top milker should.
You might like to be a mouse,
Or a rabbit or a louse,
Or  a chicken or  a  sow,
But I'd rather be a cow.
It is a melancholy object to
those of us who walk through
quiet library and attempt to
study within its boundaries,
when we see engineers, artsmen,
future (?) teachers reading comic books, sleeping or gossiping
and thereby occupying space
which could be put to more efficient and productive use by the
Faculty of Agriculture.
These loafers, knee exposers
<md illiterates instead of appy-
ing what small knowedge they
hampering the enthusiasm and
lave been ordained with, are
efforts of the more intellectual
Deople on campus, namely the
I Another discriminating factor
on our campus is the lack of proper teaching and studying space
for the worthy Aggies. I think
it is agreed by all parties concerned that the facilities now
in use by the Faculty of Agriculture are inefficient and ineffectual.
As a result of the primival
conditions in which they are
forced to work, the Aggies have
a hard time maintaing themselves as the most outstanding
faculty on campus both scholas-
tically and socially. It has been
forecast that under ideal conditions of study and training, the
Faculty of Agriculture could
bring even higher fame and
recognition to our campus.
Student Missing
Lynn Noye, UBC pharmacy
student is being sought by next
of kin and appears to be missing.   Foul  play   is  suspected.
Noye was last seen about
Dec. 1 entering the pharmacy
building through the back door.
He was wearing an Aggie
sweater believed stolen from a
Rumors that he was beaten
to death with a mortar and
pestle by pharmacy students
jealous of the Aggie sweater
have not been confirmed.
It has come to the attention
of the undersigned- that members of the organization of Agricultural Students have been,
with malicious intent, approaching the pure, unadulterated female inhabitants of the northern fenced in portion of the
The brashness of these approaches has shocked many
U.B.Cites including the undersigned.
Something should definitely
be done to curb these leacher-
ous advances upon these defenceless  creatures.
Yours  very  sincerely,
— Eve  Dedgar
Consequently, with these two
observations; the lack of proper
dSacilities for the Aggies and
the deplorable use made of the
Library, I now humbly propose
my own thoughts. I do therefore offer to the board of directors and all students on campus, that the library be turned
over completely to the Faculty
of Agriculture. The building
would be put to more efficent
use and at the same time the
Aggies would receive suitable
accommodation for their advancement.
I suggest that the library
could readily be converted into
various sections suitable for use
by the various departments in
the Agriculture Faculty. The
following divisions appear to be
the most feasible.
1) The basement could be
utilized for barns housing the
larger livestock such as cows,
sheep, and hogs. Any waste material such as manure could be
piled up beside the Brock with
the rest of the garbage that
tends to accumulate in that area.
Machinery could also be stored
in the basement so that the tractor would be available for testing on the library lawns.
2) The lowest level of the
stacks could accommodate the
small animals such as mice and
rats (there are already numerous numbers of these beasts
abounding there now).
3) Level two could be utilized
by the Agriculture Economics
department. This department requires space for storing valuable
records, as well as space for ca-
culating better ways of receiving
subsidies from the government
for advancing the agricultural
4) Level three should be turned over to the Agriculture Mechanics department to allow
them to continue their work in
irrigation and drainage. It
should be noted that this department is noted for its outstanding
work in the drainage of our campus.
5) The fourth level could be
turned over to the Food Technology and Dairying people.
This department could then continue to improve packaging
methods to develop cartons and
wrappings that you and contaminants cannot enter.
6) The Soil Science department could use level five to enable them to play in their sand
boxes and make mud pies.
7) In  level  six  could  be  in-
Please Turn to Page 4
See PROPOSALS Tuesday, January :10, T961
Page Three
Animal Husbandry
One half mile south of the bookstore in a motley group of
buildings one may find the Department of Animal Husbandry. A
wide range of animals may be found here. There are moose, mink,
monkeys, six-toed cats, cows, pigs and graduate students.
Down in the dairy barn amongst the Ayshires and Holsteins,
one may catch a glimpse of Dr. Jack Berry checking the records of
his top cows. On Saturday mornings Dr. Mackenzie may be observed delving into the finer aspects of a dairy herd with his
If the visitor is concerned about his basal metabolism he can
visit the animal nutrition lab where Dr. A. Wood and Dr. Norden
have recently installed a large calorimeter. Along with the boys
from Animal Husbandry, a few Zoo majors may be observed working here on some phase of bioenergetics.
Dr. W. D. Kitts has his office and lab in the Technical
Vocational buildings. From this site he directs the studies of his
four graduate students and half dozen undergraduates.
The department as a whole is directed by the capable hands of
Dr. B. Eagles who is chairman of the board as well as Dean of the
Faculty of Agriculture.
The versatility of the dairying course is shown by the fact
that just as many graduates enter the brewing industry as the
dairy industry.
Dairying students have little trouble with cows mainly because they have nothing to do with them. They are concerned
with the bacteriology and chemistry of milk, this is as close as they
get to cows.
A four year course is taken by dairying students which gives
them a liberal education in agriculture as well as chemistry, biochemistry, zoology, math, and bacteriology. '
At the end of the four years a dairying graduat? is qualified
to work in dairy laboratories, the brewing industry, meat and
food processing labs, government research labs, food and drug
laboratories, and water testing labs.
Opportunities for dairying graduates are also open in medical
The department of Dairying offers Masters and Doctors degrees for those students wishing to go on.
Ag. Economical
Economics in agriculture is a far reaching field; it is the business end of agriculture.
At the farm level it deals with farm organization, accounting,
and production decisions. Marketing and processing of agricultural
products are fields in themselves. Government policy for agriculture is another.
At the prouction level Ag. Economics deals with the use and
choice of input factors and strives to combine these inputs so as
to maximize profits. Marginal analysis of data and principles of
factor substitution are the important factors here.
Production in agriculture is complicated by uncertainties not
found in other industries. Risks of weather, insects, diseases, and
market fluctuations must be coped with. The agricultural industry
is characterized by many thousands of decision makers each arriving at independent decisions. These decisions and their effect are
often unpredictable. Processing and marketing firms must try to
guage and co-ordinate supply and demand.
Studying the effect of price changes and changes in consumer
preference is a function of Ag Economics. The response to these
changes is often delayed by the biologiea? factors affecting agriculture.
Goveriirent legislation, tariffs quotas, and other restrictions
pertinent in many decisions affecting agriculture. Studying their
effect is important in Ag. Economics.
Poultry Science
Many of you probably assume that a poultry science student
spends his time collecting eggs, feeding chickens, and shoveling
chicken manure.
Rather, they devote their time to the study of chemistry, math,
bacteriology, diseases, genetics, and nutrition to name a few
sciences. They work hard and vigorously to obtain the necessary
knowledge that will allow them to work in the government services, for feed companies, and to go on to further studies upon
Under the guiding hands of the head "egg," Prof. Biely, this
department produces large numbers of scientific reports and
methods for advancing the industry.
Mrs.  March and her assistants delve into the mysteries of
nutrition and management.  They are continually  attempting to
feed less while maintaining egg and meat production.
Dr. Bray in the Poultry Products Building works with genetics
and therefore explores the more personal aspects of the chicken,
it's sex life.
With the devotion and assistance of the many people in this
department, the students are adequately prepared for a career in
the diversified field of poultry science.
Remember next time you break open an egg for breakfast that
not only did the chicken put a lot of work into it's production, but
so did the poultry scientists.
A chance to be famous awaits
you on Friday 13 at the Farmer's Frolic. It can be your lucky
day. Just think, out of 11,000
students, several calculating
individuals will be ■ picked as
the winners of the costume prizes at the Frolic and you could
be a winner.
Why don't you dredge out
that set of clothes your mother,
concubine, or girlfriend said you
looked like a bum in and wear
them to the Frolic.
Anything will do and if you
are a female you might get by
with a couple of torn handkerchiefs and a piece of rope.
Ducken Developed
A major triumph in poultry breeding was announced
at TjpC on Monday, Jan. 10 with the development of a
chicken-duck cross.
The development of the new
type of poultry culminates an
11-year project carried on in
utmost secrecy by the Department of Poultry Science here.
Development of the cross has
been made possible by discoveries as yet undisclosed in breeding technology since normally
an interspecies cross is not successful.
Soil Science
The fact that all food comes directly or indirectly from the
soil substantiates the importance of soil science; Even She lowest
form of UBC life, the engineer, likes'to- pause from bridge building,
star gazing, etc., to eat, drink, and be merry.
At UBC, in the soil science department, several graduate and
undergraduate students are busily employed in research and general studies related to soil physics and soil chemistry. Hut 0-23 is
a continuous beehive of acsivity as budding soil scientists work
feverishly from dawn to dusk. Their only form of entertainment
is Uncle Ray's story time and the annual Farmer's Frolic.
When-a-particular soil is under study, determinations must be
made of the pH, quantitative presence of the elements essential to
plant growth, moisture content at various tensions. Soils vary
greatly from one area to another. Each soil is a separate problem
The "dirt" boys must be true scientists, devoted to their work
of endless research.
Plant Science
Although most plant science boys and girls are seldom found
swinging by their tails through the vines of the tropical house they
manage to keep up the spirit of things. Don't be critical of they
have a slightly superior air, after all the Aggies would all be in
Arts if it wasn't for plant science.
Students in this department have a good variety of courses to
choose from during their academic career. Their choice enables
them to listen while Dr. McLean patiently explains the difference
between ascomycetes and basidiomycetes forty times or so, strangle
weeds with new fangled herbicides under the direction of Dr.
Renny, chase over to the Buchanan computer lab where Dr. Orm-
rod presides over the biometrics class, or delve into the mysteries
of the carbohydrate-nitrogen ratio with Dr. Harris; to mention a
few studies.
Plant Science facilities include labs for studies in weed control, genetics, plant products, and plant physiology as well as
greenhouses containing among other things a real live banana
The chicken-dock cross, christened the ducken, is the result
of a suggestion to UBC poultry
scientists that a form of poultry adaptable to an aquatic habitat were required in South East
Asia to supply domestic egg
markets. Main objection to existing water fowl was the need
for milder tasting eggs.
Great care was taken in the
development program that ducken egg quality would be essentially that of existing chickens.
Starting with Leghorn chick«
ens arid Peking ducks, the researchers have produced a bird
with web feet, water resistant
plumage, and absence of wattles
on the head and neck. The fleshing of the bird is very similar
to the chicken. Ducken eggs
arsf almost indistinguishable
from those of the Leghorn chicken in both appearance and
An interesting feature of the
ducken is it's attitude toward
water. Whereas chickens often
panic in water the ducken takes
to water like a duck.
It is believed that the ducken
will be a more efficient source
of meat and eggs than poultry
presently in use for large numbers of people living on houseboats and sampams along the
shorelines of large Asian cities
and that extensive use of the
birds will help alleviate food
shortages and raise living standards in coastal Asia.
Officials stated that the ducken program would be sufficiently advanced in two years for
distribution of breeding stock to
selected poultrymen. No mention was made of the number of
birds now in existence, however
it is believed to be quite small. Page Four
Tuesday, January   10, 1961
Crop Duster Confesses
No. 14 in a series "Man and his work"
Today we introduce Cathartes Aura, a crop duster, to find
out how he got started in his work and the kind of life he leads.
"Well Mike, I first got started
when I was an Aggie at UBC.
After getting high on Poultry
Lab ethanol and floating around
for a couple of days after a
party, I decided to try flying
with a plane.
Shortly after I began flying I
was kicked out of UBC for bombing the Engineering building
with yellow paint and butyric
acid. After that I flew alky to
the States during Prohibition.
When the States went wet again
I took up crop dusting.
I've had a few things happen
to me to make things interesting.
There was the time I was supposed to dust a golf course with
2-4-D and dusted 25 acres of cabbage instead; they should have
known better than to plant cabbages next to a nudist colony.
Then there was the time I
sprayed cantharides on the reservoir at Campbell River. That
town's never been the same
-As Cathartes talked about his
experiences he showed me
around his modest little 10,000
acre ranch in the Cariboo. In the
ranch house were many souvenirs of his escapades; a tube for
syphoning ethanol, the thunder-
mug he dropped on the UBC
flagpole, and an amazing photo
album that would ensure anyone
a grade A mark in any one of
several  Aggie   majors.
At last we came to a room
that housed an old Curtiss biplane named The Panty Wagon.
The fabric instead of being a
drab grey, was a virtual patchwork quilt the colours of the
rainbow. The shapes of the silk
fragments and the perfume of
the material was most intriguing. "Not a bad souvenir," said
my host modestly.
"I lived a full and happy life,"
he said, "until I finally got shot
down in flames." "I fell in love
with my wife when I saw the
soft moonlight shining on the
barrels of her daddy's shotgun."
"He added, "one never can
be sure where my job will take
me. Spraying poppys for the Maharaja of Myopia or dusting ice-
worms in Alaska; one thing I
know without a doubt is that all
women love an aviator."
With that he took off for parts
unknown leaving me with the
thought that if my marks in
Soils are'nt up to scratch maybe
I should take flying lessons.
Investigator:   T. Wongpouch
On January twelfth, 1961, I
observed both parlies as per instructions:
A.—Simon Gernstoddle
Occupation:   Engineering
Student at U.B.C.
12:30 Lunch One peanut butter
sandwich and milk
1:30 Lectures
4:30 Home xo mother for supper, spent the evening listening to records of Elvis
and Liberace.
10:30 Looks at calender and
suddenly staggers back
aghast at the sight of . . .
Friday 13/61
8:30 Subject cowering in bed
hugging teddy bear and
rabbits foot, on the table
is image of obscure god
with incense burning before it, over bedroom door
is horseshoe and on bed
is one lucky penny, faded shamrock, and book
'Incantations to scare
Devils.' Subject stayed in
bed all day moaning and
Saturday   14/60
8:30 Subject found by mother
still in   bed  but  impaled
on a bed spring that had
transfixed him from stem
to stern.
B.—B. Weatherhead
Occupation:  Agriculture
Student   U.B.C.
Thursday. 12/61
9:30 Subject   awakes,   dresses
and has breakfast—Vz bottle of Mescal
10:30 Attends lectures
12:30 Lunch—-steak and six bottles of beer
4:30 Subject together with 12
more,    leaves    for    Cecil
6:30 Cecil Hotel drunk dry of
beer so   13   have  supper
and head for Frazer Arms.
10:30 Frazer Arms no beer left
so subject calls it a night.
Friday.  13/61
9:30 Subject awakes with a
bounce and shuts off the
alarm, takes Bromo Seltzer and one mickey of rye
for breakfast.
10:30 Releases black cat in engineering building — all
engineers leave by other
P.S. Black cat has white
1:30 Attends labs finds new
theory of evolution: Aggies   evolved   from   apes,
Ag women
work hard
Please, you artsmen and engineers, don't label the aggie
girls as "farmer types." Dairying 301 is not how to milk cows
and poultry 322 is not chicken
In agriculture, in general,
women study the fields of dairying, plant science and animal
science. Research and quality
control are the most common
occupations of women graduates.
The subject mater of the var-
• ious courses is a far cry from
the traditional ideas that many
people  associate   with   agriculture.
Women in agriculture will require two or three more of the
following subjects depending on
their course: chemistry, physics,
mathematics, bacteriology, botany, zoology.
In general, 30 hours of lectures and labs are required each
week for those in the agriculture undergraduate program.
This represents a great difference from the arts program
which usually require 18-20
hours a week. In addition, a minimum of 68 units are required
in order to graduate in agriculture as against a minimum of
60 units in arts and science.
It can be seen that there is
much more to agriculture than
milking cows and plucking
chickens. The next time you
joke about agriculture remember that there is much more
hard work and study in our
courses -than many people appreciate.
Opportunity for females
In agriculture, as in many
other industries and activities
today, women are becoming increasingly active.
While the proportion of women in agriculture is still rather
small (of 165 students in the
faculty this year 20 are women)
there are signs of an ever increasing interest. Besides, with
odds like this what girl wouldn't
become interested in agriculture!
Women have entered most
fields of agriculture and it's associated industries and have
proven themselves as capable as
men in most fields and more
capable in some.
For instance, the fields of
dairying and food technology absorb about half the women graduates in agriculture "each year;
Women are particularly efficient
.as bacteriologists arid techni-
ciahs-irivthe laboratories of" large
food and dairy processing businesses.
There is also unlimited scope
for administative ability to find
expression in these jobs.
Research is another very important field which more and
more women are entering. In
agriculture, research in nutrition, breeding, physiology, and
pathology in both animal and
plant science offers interesting
A few women undertake advanced studies and enter veterinary medicine, a profession
once considered to be exclusively for men. Other activities include 4-H Club organization,
radio and television broadcasting and other areas of public relations.
Last but not least, let us not
forget the role of the farmer's
These few examples help to
show the important part women
can and do play in agriculture
engineers   regressed  from
4:30 Supper and hurried phone
8:00 Subject picks up well-
formed blonds from the
Georgian Towers and
leaves tor the Armouries
with same in her Thunderbird.
1:00  a.m.,  Sat.,   14th—Subject
and  blond having drunk
up everything in sight and
having drained the Animal
Husbandry    ethanol   supply   leave  for   his   place
for private celebration.
Sat 14 th
11:30 Subject awakens and tells
blonde to fir  him  breakfast which sue does. Slight
period of tenseness   when
redhead   walks   in   to
clean his room for him.
P.S. He kept them both happy.
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stalled numerous laying cages
made to the specifications of the
Poultry Sciences department.
On this floor the chicken pluck-
ers could continue their experiments in converting garbage to
poultry feed and developing
birds that would lay jumbo eggs
twice daily.
8) The last level could be converted to a huge greenhouse for
the Plant Science department.
With such facilities this department could continue their experiments in overcoming the insect problem by advancing their
work with the Venus fly-trap.
Various other parts of the library woulld be put to extensive use. Common rooms for relaxation and bridge playing
could be maa<e out of the reading rooms.
I can think of no one objection that will possibly be raised
against this proposal, unless it
should be urged that the number of people now frequenting
the library will be forced to seek
other sleeping quarters.
This I freely own, and it was
indeed a principal design in offering it to the campus.
I am not violently bent upon
my own opinions, so as to reject
any offer which shall be found
equally cheap, easy effective and
unbiased. But before something
of that kind shall be advanced
in contradiction to my scheme,
I desire you consider two points.
First, as things now stand, the
library space is being used inefficiently and does nothing to
improve the status of our campus, and secondly, their being
an actively intellectual group
with unsatisfactory studying and
working space on campus, the
library would supply the desired facilities for them.
I profess in the sincerity of
my heart, that I have not the
least personal interest in this
proposal, but do suggest this offer so that the entire campus
may benefit from more effectual
use of our library.
Agriculture III.
Tragedy struck the UBC
poultry farm early this morning when the building housing
the ducken program was destroyed by fire. Firemen at the
scene stated that all the birds
had died in. the blaze.


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