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no. a
The great number of empty seats at this Jubilee lecture illustrates the intellectual
apathy of students on this campus. Part ol the blame rests as well on the shoulders of those
professors who were responsible for notifying students for the reason behind yesterday's
cancellation of classes and on unorganized publicity of the event,  —Photo by Mike Sone
universities; and colleges in California, Washington, O r e g o n,
Idaho and British Columbia,
who will return lo Iheir campuses for the  Fall,   1959, semester.
$2000 Donated To Aid
Overseas Travelling
Five awards of S400 each for overseas travel in the summer
of 1959 are being offered to college students in the Western
States, the Council on Student Travel, a national non-profi*
educational travel organization, has announced.
Competition for the awards is
open   t   o   students  al   four-year' |nC|0neSjanS '*
Study Town
Layouts Here
The scholarships may be applied to any ol the overseas Seven men from Indonesia
work, study and travel programs ,um; ""'ived at U.B.C. to take a
of the Council's 5(> affiliated or- •sP,,('iiil course in Community
ganizationsin Euripe, Asia. Planning and Development am
Africa. Central or South Amer- Ringed by the Faculty of Grad-
ica. Application deadline is Jan- ll;il(' Studies.
nary 31,  195!), and winners will Those men   have  been  in  var-
be announced by March 31. 1959. ious   responsible   City   Planning
Applicants will be judged on positions Ihroughoul Indonesia
the basis of their purposes in ;l|id will be at U.B.C. for a 12-
travel, their preparation for month intensive instruction pro-
going abroad, and lhe merits of gramme to expand Iheir prac-
their suggestions for campus l'cal experience by a wider aca
travel education programs. domic knowledge and theoretical
c   i    i       m m   i ii    l)oinl ()|' viw-
Scholarships  will  he awarded
hv lhe West  Coast Commiltee of        Tlu'   slHM'i;i1    (""'gramme   will
Ihe Council,  whirl, includes imp- lu'   Uu'   n-'sponsihilily   of   Dr.   II.
rosentsil.ves of the following or- IVU'r    Oherlander,     who,    with
ganizshionss    American    Friend- ''n'l'essor     Ira     Robinson,     will
Service    Committee.     American (';,rr-v m"  l1"'  n,i1'"1   l,!n'1 ">' lhl'
Youth    lln.-slels,    Experiment    in instruction.
Tnlernalional Living, Institute of       Robert     Williams,     a     recent
International Kduealion, thc Na- graduate in Community and Re-
tional   Studenl   Councils   of   the gional   Planningg,   has   been   ap-
YM-YWCA,     Project    Pakistan- pointed to the slat'l' as a special
Tndia-Oeylon (University of Cali- lecturer for  the   Indonesian  sl.u-<
fornia),  and  the  World   Univer- dents, and other- academic work
sity Service. in lhc department.
TODAY: Special congregation
War Memorial Gymnasium. 2:30
p.m. !
Opening   of  Buchanan   Build- :
ing, following the congregation.
Turning of sod for Baptist
Centre 5 p.m.
Congregation b a n q u e t in
Brock Hall, 7:30 p.m.
FRIDAY: Symposium lecture,
W a r Memorial Gymnasium,
12:30 p.m. lecture entitled "Future of the Humanities." Rhys
Radio Office
Electronic equipment valued
al more than $21)0 was stolen
Irorn the radsoc offices over t tie
A lape recorder and soldering
iron were among the equipment
stolen, according to an R.C.M.P.
'Ihe mounted police1 will continue the investigation of the
Pub Notice
Do you want, to join the
Please come to ihe mooting today at 12.30 north
Brock basement.
We are tired of writing
stories about it.
Honorary Degrees
Awarded Educators
Seven outstanding educators received honorary degrees at
the first special congregation Wednesday.
The honorary degrees, UBC's highest award, were conferred on the seven men for their service to the cause of
humanity and learning.
Receiving degrees were: (  -     •
W. C. Costin, president of St. i 'TWeGn   CIOSSCS
Johns College, Oxford; Harold
W. Dodds, former president,
Princeton University; Sir Hector
Hetherington, vice president and
principal of University of Glasgow.
D. W, Logan, principal, University of London; T. H.
Mathews, executive secrelary,
National Conference of Canadian Universities; and R. G.
Sproul, former president, University of California.
Rev. Irenee Lusier, congregation speaker, also received a degree.
Rv. Henry Carr gave the invocation.
Following t h o invocation.
Chancellor A. E. Grauer stated
the purpose of celebrating thc
"We shall give thanks for the
pasl: we shall give thoughts for
the future,"  be said.
He expressed the hope thai
the universily would continue
the tradition of "intellectual endeavor and disinterested inquiry" which  it   has established.
After the degrees were granted by the chancellor, Dr. Mackenzie introduced lhe congregation speaker.
Student attendance was low.
An estimated 400 people including facully and university administration officials were present.
Saw-bones Execs to
j gather on Monday
'■ the   executive   members   of   the
s Pre-Med Society please meet in
the office, Room 258, Brock Hall
at  noon  hour  Monday,  September 29th, Please be prompt,
* *       -f*
MEN'S   SKI   TEAM—Meeting
for all those interested in turning out for ski team. Room 216
I Buchanan   12.30  Thursday.
•^ *?f*i *rft
"Les Mains Sales" (with English
sub-titles) is the opening film in
tlu1 winter' program at the Varsity Thealre, 4375 West "10th
Ave., Sunday, Sept. 28 at 3 n.m.
On the same program "Cania-
rade Richard" and a French
News reel.
* -Y*       X
interesled in joining UBC Curling Club please attend general
meeting in Buchanan 212 on
Friday at 12.30. Very important.
If unable to attend call EL,
(Continued on page 7)
Thursday,   September  25,   1958
Student subscriptions $1.20 per year (included in AMS fees), Mail
Subscriptions S2.50 per year. Published three times a week
in Vancouver throughout the University year by the Student
Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society, University of
British Columbia. Editorial opinions expressed herein are those
of the editorial staff of the Ubyssey, and not necessarily those of
the Alma Mater Society or the' University. Letters to the Editor
should not be more than 150 words. The Ubyssey reserves the
right to cut letters, and cannot guarantee publication of all letters
received.  „.»_ t
Managing Editor, Barrie Cook City Editor, Barbara Bourne
Chief Photographer, Mike Sone        Features Editor, Mary Wilkins
Editor, Special Editions — Rosemary Kent-Barber
Assistant City Editor, Kerry Feltham
Reporters and Desk: Diane  Grant, Mike Raynor.
Jumbled Jubilee
1 Ever alert, The Ubyssey couldn't help noticing the block-
long, four-deep lineup at the bus stop at noon Wednesday
and the big empty space in the normally-jammed parking
Students hurried off the campus with the dispatch one
might expect in a Civil Defense Raid, carefully avoiding the
congregation ceremonies and a speech by Rt. Rev. Monsignor
Irenee Lussier, University of Montreal rector.
The Ubyssey thought lectures and labs were cancelled
so professors and students could attend the congregation.
This special congregation gave students an unusual opportunity to see and hear Commonwealth academic leaders.
We wouldn't be so inclined to comment if students were
taking a reasonable amount of interest in the symposium
events connected vvith the jubilee congregation. We realize
many students feel that watching a congregation i.s a dull way
to spend a free afternoon.
But there's no excuse at all for the pitifully small student
turnout to Dr. Roy Daniell's symposium lecture Tuesday
Less than one half of one percent of UBC's student enrolment attendee! Dr. Daniell's brilliant and interesting lecture, which dealt with the scholar's ;-(,[,__-, m the world community. Thi;- is a disheartening com.miliary on the attitude
ci UBC scholars toward sschoiarship.
We are inclined to place the blame for poor attendance
at the congregation functions on the student body, because we
sense a distressing lack of intellectuality among them anyway.
But perhaps we are not being fair to the students. They
don't seem to have gotten a very warm welcome to the jubilee
The publicity for the jubilee congregation and symposium
appears to have been poorly organized.
The frosh orientation programme didn't include much
mention of the events, and we suspect that many frosh don't
know even that the jubilee is being celebrated, let alone how
or that the jubilee is as much their celebration as anyone
The registrar's office sent little notices to the faculty for
them to read to their classes, to the effect that afternoon
lectures and labs were cancelled today and Wednesday. But
in some cases the notices were not read, and in many little or
no mention was made of the jubilee events,
The Ubyssey has attempted fully to publicize the congregation and symposium, but perhaps we are partly to blame.
Our stories may have made the jubilee sound stuffy and
We won't blame anyone, because we don't know whom
to blame, and if we did it would be too late now to dn any
good.   The fact reuiains that so u,r UBC's is a jumbled jubilee.
We hope the student body has beer: uninformed or misinformed, because we do tint. !;ke to ihir.k it is voluntarily
passing up tiie academic opportunities being offered this week.
In any case, there i.s still time for us- to make a success of
our jubilee celebrations. There's a congregation this afternoon in the War Memorial Gym, arid a lecture Friday by Dr.
Rhys Carpenter, one of the world's foremost classics scholars.
The jubilee events are intended for, and open to the students at large.   It's yours.
"Tuum Est" — so to speak.
All Should Submit To
A Divine Authority
(Ed. Note: The Ubyssey presents an explanation of the basic principles of lhe Islam
religion, written by Professor
I. H. Mufti of ihe UBC Mathematics Department.
We would like particularly
io draw attention to the similarities between several aspects
of ihe Islam faith shown in this
article and those of Christianity).
There are some basic questions which arise in the mind
of all human beings. The materialistic world of ours has
done little in the solution of
these problems.
What is life? What happens
after death? Or is death the
end of life and if not what is
beyond it? Why are we created and destroyed and what is
the purpose of our lives on this
To mc these are the basic
questions because on them it
depends thc structure of the
human society. The wav we
handle these problems determines the path which wc
should follow in our lives on
this earth.
One approach to these problems is that there is nothing
afler death, the life on this
earth is the whole life. Creation and destruction happen
themselves following certain
laws and there is no one who
creates us to and to whom we
return. The man is the master
of his life and there is no
authority higher than him to
whom he has to submit his
actions. He will not be nun-
ished for anything wrong done
by him and will not bo rewarded for something good
(torn- by h im on tl) is earth.
Thi' society built up on these
lines certainly will not be a
healthy society the aims of
whose members will be just lo
eat. drink and be merry.
Tho second approach which
is more rational and plausible
is that there is someone who
has created this Universe and
ubo is the Creator of all of us.
We should submit to that authority   God, and this is what
the word Islam literally means.
Islam is not the name given to
a few worships but it is a code
of life.
There is a need for such a
direction from Allah (God) in
whose eyes young and old —
rich and poor — White and
Black are equal. Think for a
moment a rule framed by
Whites. This will be suitable
to the Whites and will be according to their needs and sure-
Pcrking War
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
II has become painfullv evident that the all-out war between student packers, faculty
parking restrictions and UBC
commissionaires is to conlinue
this year.
The most recent outrage occurred on the very first day of
lectures in the bottom row of
Ihe main parking lot up against
the Education Building,
Our little uniformed friend
made himself busy handing out
tickets at noon Monday in this
area.    As far I could see (and I
ly will not be suitable to the
Blacks and vice versa. Any
rule formed by rich people will
be designed to meet their
wishes and so contrary to the
wishes of the poor people.
The above argument shows
that any code of life designed
by man will suffer from drawbacks because of the human
imperfection. It is therefore
rational to expect a code of
life from God and this being
revealed to His Creatures
through His prophets and messengers, the last in the .series
being Prophet Muhammed —
(peace be on him).
There are two sources to
know about Islam. One is the
Holy Quaran — the Holy Book
revealed to prophet Muhammed (peace be on him) and second is the life of the pronhet
The two most important
things which Islam expects
from its followers are (i) the
belief in the Unity of God; (ii)
life after death. There will be
a day of judgment when people
will rise from their graves and
the action of each individual
will be judged, punished or rewarded accordingly and the life
after that will be eternal.
The belief in God saves human beings from a lot of worries. It makes them feel contented and it is this absence of
contention which is the root
cause of all evils.
The idea of worship in Islam
is not a limited one. Helping
the poor i.s a religious service.
To equip oneself with the
knowledge so as lo know what
is good and bad is a service. To
be kind lo everybody in general, aud lo your neighbours,
parents and to other members
of the family is a religious service. According to a verse
from the Holy Quaran it is a
sin to raise your' voice while
talking will) your parents. In
short, anything which promotes
the cause of human society is a
religious service.
In addition to these, there
are regular prayers (salaO five
times a day which are obligatory to all Muslims. The prerequisites of these prayers are
that one should be clean and
free of dirt and should wash
his hands, face, arms and feet,
Then there is a holy month
of Ramzati — the fasting
month. It is again obligatory
to all Muslims (adults) to keep
fast during this month.    Since
looked pretty damn hard) there
was no sign or anything else lo
indicate that the parking there
was restricted.
As a matter of fact, the only
sign anywhere around said: —
"No centre line parking." I
feel that this is going a little
too far. I am all in favor of
the Faculty having sufficient
room to park their bicycles or
whnt-have-you, but tiie Buildings and Grounds Department
could at least have the decency
to put up a sign to this effect.
Yours sincerely,
P.S,—II only has to be a
little sign.
the month is according to lunar
calendar it sometimes falls in.
summer and sometimes in winter repeating the cycle in about
36 years. The time of fasting
begins from about two h«urs
before sunrise to the time of
There is a great philosophy
behind it. This is what the
Holy Book has to say about it.
"O you who believe: fasting is
prescribed for you, as it was
prescribed for those before you,
so that you may guard (against
During the fasting hours
Muslims abstain from using
eatables and drinkables and
thus practice self-restraint and
self-discipline which are very
essential in one's life. God
wants to make people realize
what hunger means to the poor
and thereby urge them to form
a homogeneous group.
Last but not least is the economic system in Islam which
plays an important role in the
Muslim Society. In addition to
great stress laid in building and
helping charity and public utility centres there is a compulsory cut (Zakat) of two and a
half per cent per year from
the savings of a man who has
been in possession of seven and
a half Tolas of Gold (or its
equivalent in cash) for a year.
(One Tola equals about one-
fortieth of   a pound).
Thc money so collected is
then to be distributed among
the poor who in spite of their
hard labor find it difficult to
make both ends meet. With
this, poor people have a rig "t
of 2] •] '■ in the savings of tie
rich peimlo.
A society in which this svs-
tem is adopted will soon become a homogeneous bodv.
The second thing in this system is the distribution of
wealth in some proportion to
all the near relations of the deceased. It cannot be inherited
by one man according to Islamic laws.
The wealth then is not accumulated but is distributed
Lastly, Islam enjoins its followers not to be extravagant
and lead a useful and simple
I finis:) this article with a
verso from Holy Quaran.
"Our Lord! Make us both
submissive to Thee and raise
from our offspring a nation
submitting to Thee."
Dept. of Mathematics,
The Ubyssey will welcome
guest editorials and signed
articles for the editorial page,
written by UBC sludents os-
faculty members,
Contributions may deal with
any topic of interest: io universily sludents. They should
be typewritten, and triple-
spaced if  possibla.
We are particularly eager to
get conrtibulions from honour?
and graduate students and
from faculty members.
In no case will The Ubyssey
publish unsigned material, although pseudonyms may be
used on occasion. Thursday,   September 25,   1958
This picture is just to show that there is no crowding in the
sitting on benches or perched atop your brief case.
cafeteria  if you don't  mind
—Photo by Mike Sone
Six Statesmen
Receive Degrees
j Six Canadian statesmen will receive honorary degrees at
the second Jubilee Congregation at 2.30 p.m. today in the War
Memorial Gymnasium.
Congregation speaker Sir Hector Hetherington, Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Glasgow, received a
degree Wednesday.
British Columbia is represented by the Honourable Frank
M. Ross, Lieutenant Governor
of B.C. and the Hon. W. A. C.
Bennett, premier ot B.C,
Leaders of the three major
political parties in Canada will
receive degrees.
Rt. Hon. John G. Diefenbaker,
Canadian prime minister, will
be present to receive Honorary
Diefenbaker received his B.A.
and M.A. degrees from the University of Saskatchewan. A law-   Chairman of Canada Council is
yer since 1919, he was selected   the sixth  anadian statesman  to
I leader of the Conservative party   receive a degree today.
Sir  Hector  Hetherington
The    Hon.    Brooke    Claxton,
Future Teachers Assume Four Winds
Blow At Dance
and became opposition leader in
the House of Commons in 1956.
He became Prime Minister of
Canada in June,  1957.
Role Of "Smugglers"
Teachers may be forced to smuggle knowledge into the
classrooms of the future according to Dr. Roy Daniells, head of
UBC's department of English.
Colleges of education are sub-,"	
jected to more pressure from the [
community than any other uni- j Tl%Achl ant T**
versity department Daniells I I n©SDlCin5 I ©
maintained in his address Tuesday in Brock Hall.
It  was the opening paper in
Hold Meeting
the academic symposium being
held here in conjunction with
special congregations celebrating UBC's golden jubilee.
Daniels slated that educationalists have to teach people "who
want education in order to be
successful." J
In fear of criticism teachers I
outwardly adopt the community j
pattern but continut to smuggle J
truth and learning into the;
The "absent-minded scholar"
is free from the most immediate
pressures of the community,
stated Dr. Daniells.
"If he enters into public affairs it is to spend the capital
which he has absent-mindedly
collected elsewhere," he said.
It is a quality of detachment
from the immediate circumstances of life that is necessary
for the free play of the mind
Daniels said that free play .of
the mind "produces new and
fresh ideas."
"The world could certainly
use some fresh ideas at the present time" he said,
Watch Those
Leaden Feet!
Fifty-three lead-footed lads
mere apprehended by the Royal
Canadian Mouse Patrol radar
trap  Monday.
The trap was sot up on Marine
Drive between Spanish Banks
and the campus.
Observers have reported cars
going "between 73 and 80 miles
an  hour"  along the  Drive.
It seems the favoured few
aren't anymore.
An open meeting to introduce
and announce try-outs for the
University Workshop's January
production of Aristophanes' comedy, "The Birds," will be held
Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 12:30 p.m.
in Arts  100.
The play, described as "raucous, brash, and bawdy" will be
presented in a new English version by Dudley Fitts whose j
adaptions of Aristophanes' "Ly-!
sistrata" was a year-long success
in London.
"Tne Birds" will be directed I
by Dr. Donald Soule, Assistant I
Professor of Theatre. !
Casting is open to all students.
There are 20 speaking parts for .
men and 14 for women. j
Dr.   Soule   will   describe   tiie;
play, characters and style of production and announce times for )
try-outs   and   general   rehearsal!
The annual Frosh reception in
the Armoury Saturday will feature the "Four Winds" quartet.
!     The  event  which  starts at 9
; p.m. will give the frosh an op-
| portunity  to  meet  members  of
! the faculty and their own class.
Tickets may be obtained at the
| AMS office or at the door.
The dance will end a series
of Frosh events this week.
Friday there will be a fashion
show in Brock Hall at 2 p.m.
Tea will be served.
Friday events will end with
a dance and splash party at Empire   Pool,
Saturday will see the 'Birds
playing in Varsity Stadium at 2
Nominations for the frosh executive will be made at noon
Monday and elections will follow on Tuesday,
UBC Will Host
UBC will play host next
month lo a nation-wide conference of World University Service  delegates.
The conference will be hold
on Thanksgiving weekend, October 11, 12 and IH, in order
that delegates may be billeted
in campus dormitories while regular occupants are home for the
long   weekend.
More than 75 delegates are expected.
Set At 9,800
The official registration figure
is now 9500. More than 250 late
registrants have signed up so
far this week, after paying the
$20 late registry fee.
J. E. A. Parnell, UBC registrar, believes total registration
will approach 9800 by the end
of the  week.
This is 200 short of the 10,000
expected by the office last
Mr. Parnell felt lhat the poor
job situation during the summer
i.s responsible for lhe low figure.
At the conclusion of the on-
; gregation, the Buchanan Build-
I ing will be formally opened by
i Bennett.
The   Chancellor's   Procession
I will proceed from the Gymna-
i shim  to   the   concourse   of   the
building,  where  Dr.   __.  A.  M.
MacKenzie,    U.B.C.    President,
will introduce Premier Bennett.
The formal opening and presentation will be  made  by  Mr.
Bennett   to   Chancellor   A,   E.
Dean S. N. F. Chant of the
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
will make the concluding remarks.
Following the formal opening, the building will be open
for inspection and tea will be
Student   guides   will   be   on
hand to  assist visitors  through
The    Honourable    Lester    B.   lhe building.
Pearson,   federal   Opposition;     AU classes and labs aro can*
leader will represent the Liberal   celled for the a"ernoon
Mr. Pearson received his B.A.
from the University of Toronto
in 1919, and his Bachelor and
Masters degree from St. John's
College, Oxford University.
Leader of the CCF, Mr. M. J.
Coldwell, who received a degree
today, was educated at University College, Exeter.
He was elected National Chairman of the CCF Party in 1938,
, .      , .,     ... J     ,  „„„       Wanted daily ride from West-
and has been the National CCF   r,dge> North Burnaby> to UBC.
leader since  1942. ' Dennis Franklin, GL. 3639-R.
WANTED—Girl in 3rd or 4th
year to share basement bedroom.
Good board provided; near gates.
Call Dolores, ALma 3289-Y.
WANTED — Ride to University for 2 girls in neighborhood
of 4th and Macdonald. Call Ailsa
— CHerry 1846.
Girl wanted to share housekeeping room, kitchen privileges, run of house, $35 month.
Four blocks from UBC gates.
Phone ALma  0619-R.
ALma 4422
Affiliated   with
MU. 1-3311
for girl student on Campus in
exchange for very light housekeeping and sitting. Call
Mrs. Jones, ALma 3223-R.
The Extension Department announces a series o£
evening  lecture - recitals
"A Way of Listening to Music"
By Professor Harry Adaskin
Works to be analyzed and performed are:
Beethoven's 10 Sonatas for violin & piano
and  Beethoven's  Violin Concerto
12 TUESDAYS AT 8:00 p.m. IN  BUCHANAN 106
FEE: S 12.00     UBC Students $7.50
Single Admissions $1.25 PAGE FOUR
Thursday,   September  25,   195$
New Paintings Enliven   Brock
When some magnanimous
body otters to give a collection
of paintings, the risk is paramount  and   possible   horrifying
if the recipient has not seen
them. The rock Hall Art Collection was certainly fortunate in
the choice and extent of the
paintings which Maclean's Magazine presented.
The Brock will become eventually a complete gallery of Ca-
nidian Art, a particularly valuable one too as the students are
constantly there and the paintings in this way have a much
greater chance of becoming part
of the direct University environment.
Perhaps the most disappointing and incongruous painting in
the Maclean Collection is E. J.
Hughes' Gabriola Island'. It is
an efficient water-colour in a
truly  'Canadian  cum   group  of
seven Lismer pine' style. Everyone knows Hughes' technique
from thc cover of that impressive reference book the B.C.
Telephone Directory. But here
the painting seems a litle swamped   amongst   its   oily   brothers,
though I am told there was some
raw deal enacted over its choice.
It is perhaps relevant lo add
that E. J. Hughes is the only
painter of the group who lives
solely by his art. The implications are certainly interesting.
John Korner's 'Favourite Harbour" is a fine thing. His translucent water, fishboats and
buildings all seem to quiver mistily through his familiar chequered consequence.
Husband and wife are a
strange contrast in Milly and
Bruno Bobak. It seems right that
the wife's name comes first as
her robust blues and reds and
B/o'ck Svttf*
grown Su*d«
Hut iw*it
Cr»y  Svecto
Kut'tl tlk
And here's two regulars in
a great team of sport shoes.
They're always on the ball.
Sizes 4 to 10, A A to B.
While Shag
■•Red   Rubber Sole)
almost Van Gogh brush work
seem virile in contrast to the
steely precision and dark melancholy of her husband's 'Ash-
B.C. Binning's 'Centennial Regatta' yells its happy noise of
rattle music and population in
typical Binning frivolity. It is
certainly the lightest work in
the group and it would certainly
make a most humourous mural.
Another disappointment is
Gordon Smith's 'Tangled Undergrowth'. It is one of the dullest
and most lifeless I have seen.
Its umbers and browns create a
void weariness which in comparison to much of his other
wprk seems to sleep. There is
none of his usual drama.
Joe Plaskett's 'The Fraser
from Sapperton' is very pleasant. Perhaps an overly sweet
piece of delicate luminosity—but
decorative nevertheless, perhaps
a little slick.
To me the most stimulating
picture of all is Jack Shadbolt's
Presence in a Thicket.' The title
is an image in itself and I think
one of the most subtle I have
ever heard. The trees, branches
and leaves harbour Shadbolt's
favourite owls in a covey of occultism. (Or should one have an
agony of owls?) Shadbolt's usual
hot reds are relieved by the cool
lime green of this bizaare solitude. The dreamlike consciousness of Shadbolt is also present
in Lawren Harris' 'Mountain
Spirit.' He is an old man now
and this painting is certainly
one of his best new ones. Thank
God we were not blessed with
an example of his twisted pipeline weedy jellying monstrosities
which he seems to produce with
senile abandon  these  days.
This year we should have
three or four new paintings to
add to the Collection, probably
mainly Eastern as our B.C. representation is now  very strong!
The delight of the Brock Art
Collectiort is in the fact that we
can live with these pictures. We
can sit, eat, make love, though
this is contrary to the ten commandments of the Brock, in
front of them. We can imbibe
the pleasure of looking at painting during the day instead of
having to echo through the cold
splendours of a formal gallery.
Here is something on a plate if
ever there was one!
MODERN JAZZ QUARTET, composed of, left to right:
Percy Heathe (bass), Connie Kaye (drums), Milt Jacksol
(vibes), and John Lewis (piano), will be at Georgia Audi!
torium Friday, October 11. The MJQ has several time]
won "Downbeat's" poll for the best small combo.
The   Hawk"   Falls   Shorl
Of all the movies recently produced dealing with inter-racial
problems, not one has come out
in favour of race prejudice. But
that has not made them all good
movies. For it is with the most
laudable aims that many of the
worst movies are made.
Take, for example, "The Mark
of the Hawk," which opens today at the Park Theatre. Lloyd
Young, who wrote and produced
it, has every single one of his
characters in there to illustrate
some viewpoint on the question
of independence for the natives
in a white protectorate. In fact,
they have no existence independent of their stand on the independence question.
Among the governing class,
we have the sympathetic but
rulebound governor, the liberal
clergyman and the bloodthirsty
young hothead. Of the natives,
one represents terroristic methods, another moderation and patience, and the central figure,
played by Sydney Poitier, is the
Negro elected to the white coun
cil — just as in "Island in
Sun"—who is torn between
moderate and the violent rod
to freedom.
The white people never sef
lo talk of anything other tl
the   insurrection   and   they
sound as though they were rei|
ing  from   a  debate.  The  bi
people  are  equally sententioj
they speak the stilted, well-em
dated    English    of   Indians
In a futile attempt to compe
sate for all this pedagogy, thel
are  quite  a   few   bloody   hawl
hanging   in   white   men's   doq
ways  and   drums   throbbing
the jungle night. But to no aval
The one bright spot is the pq
formance  of Sydney Poitier
the  Negro   leader.   As  his vwl
Eartha Kitt is disappointing; s\
neither sings nor acts.
Intellectually o v e r - earnel
dramatically barren, The Mai
of the Hawk is a bad movi
Even the photography—Niger!
in technicolor — is mediocre,]
To all Students enrolling at   the   University   for   the
1958-59 Term
To all those interested we shall be happy to supply TREE" a
map of Greater Vancouver and an attractive notebook. Both
are available for the asking at the undernoted branches.
57% University Blvd.
Vancouver 8,  B.C.
10th & Sasamat
Vancouver  8,  B.C. fhursday,   September  25,   1958
Angry Judeo-Christian
'MAN IN MODERN FICTION," by Edmund Fuller.    Some
lority Opinions on Contemporary American Writing.   Random
|use, $4.50.    165 pages.
Edmund  Fuller's two  novels,        7"~   "~~     ,"",
and Steinbeck s stories has tur-
.•others Divided" and "A Star   ned ,nt0 „the genia, raplst   the
Inted North," slipped past the  jolly slasher, the fun-loving dope
laing  public  pretty  well  un-   pusher,"  of the younger  novel-
liced,  but  his    new    critical   ists'    Nevertheless,  these  types
dy, "Man In Modern Fiction,"   rePfsen;. only    «    segment  of
■ modern fiction.
i*gained  considerable  notice,
example, Time Magazine re-
fistian view of man" on which
great novels of the past were
Williams, Saul Bellow, Tru-
Capote and Jack Kerouac.
He has a most annoying habit
— shared    by    many Christian
ited a big P1ece of the chanter   writers _ of ^interpreting his
|how modern novelists handle   opponents.    Paul Tillich's "lhat
is that being that asks the ques-
|n tr,it. u™i, tu„ n *u      ii t'on  of  being,"  is  according to
In this book the author looks ..    „ ..      „:,    ^ ■ .    ,* ,
K    ,       „.   . Mr. Fuller, "the true existential-
modern fiction through Chris- ism,   for  whalevcr   that  dismal
eyes. What's wrong with term is worth." I think Freud
st of our writers, he thinks, would be more than a little miff-
jat they have lost the "Judeo-   ecl lo hear Mr- Fl'ller say simply,
"What  Freud   called   the   Id   is
Original Sin."
Mr. Fuller has a good understanding   of  writing,   but   it   is
Ir. Fuller has little good then   stunted   by   his   moral   indigna-
^ay for such writers as James   tion —    a    moral    indignation
ss, Norman Mailer, Tennes-   whic" he tries to, and does, express humorously.
Tennessee  Williams'  weirdest
.,      .,     „ , story, "Desire and    the    Black
the s.de of the angels he finds   Masseur," which ends up in can-
ies  Gould  Cozzens,  Herman   nibalism, is tackled in this way
Jk,  John  P.  Marquand  and   by Mr. Fuller:
In Paton, to name a few.   He      "Apart from anything else, it
|roves of Dante and Milton,   becomes abundantly  clear that
Mr. Williams has never eaten a
body,     or    even   tried.    If he
lat of the un-Judeo-Christian   had .    ."
Jers of this country who have       This is the technique of "Man
In Modern Fiction."   By quoting
and   lampooning   colourful   passages from contemporary  writers. Mr. Fuller has come up with
liam Faulkner gets one para-  something which, while it con-
Jh.   Erskine Caldwell, James   tributes   nothing   to   an   under-
rber and J. D. Salinger are  standing of the position of man
mong the missing. in modern fiction, will at least
strike a more responsive chord
does,   however,  devote  a   in the American reading public
than his earlier Judeo-Christian
Epstein's Christ Needed
international acclaim?
lere is, surprisingly, no men-
of Ernest Hemingway, and
|le  chapter to James Joyce.
rsses,"   he   concedes,   is   "a
K work," and he adds care-
"whether  its  value  is to
msidered mainly historical
offers what must be a new
llSretation of "Portrait of the
|t as a Young Man," reveal-
ihat Stephen Dedalus' self-
bation to Art is actually a
Jiation to "the religion of
Mind  you,  this  was  in
's "crude early-Freudian
I," before he "stepped onto
}ath that leads to the death
individual, submerging
|in bestiality and determin-
does make some good
. He shows how the "lov-
mm" of some of Saroyan's
lacLaren Films
Film Society is showing
|>ur or so of first rate short
res in its Brock Hall club-
next Tuesday at 3:30 and
Ity of Gold" will be shown.
Is the National Film Board's
Ition of gold rush days made
old still pictures. "A
ly Tale", a much-acclaimed
|an     MaeLaren     piece     in
the sole characters are a
land   a  chair,  will  also  be
long the silent film screen-
Ithat Filmsoc has planned
lie  year  are   Alfred   Risen-
story of the Bolshevist
hsition,     "Ten     Days    that
the World," and two Grif-
llassics, "Birth of a Nation"
About. . .
Q. — May I continue my
NFCUS LIFE Policy after I
leave university?
A. — Yes! Only NFCUS
members can purchase a
NFCUS LIFE plan policy, but
when issued the contract is
between yourself and the
Insurance Company.
S.  K.  COLE
one of our representatives, is
well qualified to give you
personalized service and advice on your insurance and
estate  programme  plans.
77!) W. 0th
EX. 2924
The Honourable Brooke
Claxton, P.C., Q.C., B.C.L.,
LLD., D.C.M., will receive an
honorary degree today. Mr.
Claxton is president of the
Canadian Council, which was
set up by the government several years ago to administer a
fund of $100,000,000 for university aid and assistance to
various Canadian cultural undertakings. Mr. Claxton became Minister of National
Defence in 1946. He resigned
from the House in 1959 and
became vice-president and
general manager of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co,
in Canada, a position he still
The University of B.C, has a
moral obligation to the citizens
of Vancouver to purchase Epstein's statue of Christ.
If the university feels its present financial plight does not warrant the expenditure, the students themselves should collect
the money necessary to bring
the work of art here.
It would take its place beside
the "Madonna of the Cedars"
and "The Three Forms."
What more natural site for this
great tribute to the finer aspects
of Christianity than on our beautiful campus.
Its presence at the province's
centre of learning would serve
as a source of spiritual encouragement to the humble students
gathered here to gain, through
fortitude and hard work the
peace of mind which comes
t h r o u gh understanding and
The statue embodies so beautifully the esential strength of
character and peaceful coexist-
ance of body and soul that is
every christian's goal.
UBC students must see that all
steps are taken to bring this
source of spiritual inspiration
to our beautiful  campus.
What better place for it than
here—where the majority can
seek its presenct for spiritual
refueling and the non believers
can accept its presence with tol-
ranct   and   understanding.
— B. B.
How The Doctor
Examines For Cancer
A cancer check-up takes less
time than a round of golf or
a permanent. Read in the October Reader's Digest how it
is done, where to get one and
the step by step description
of two hours that could be the
most important in your life!
Get your October Reader's
Digest today: 40 personally
helpful articles of lasting
Now you can gel the clothes and other items you need for University, and
SAVE AT LEAST 20f r. Pick up the supplement with most of the sale items
listed on our main floor by the escalators.
T^u>#m#l^ (tompitim
Thursday,   September  25,   195»
Held Monday
Nominations for Frosh council will take place Monday al
12:30 in Physics 200.
Positions are Frosh president,
vice presidenl, treasurer, secretary and Girls' and Boys' Athletic Represent a lives.
Any freshman-is eligible for
these positions and all freshmen
are urged to turn out and support this spectacular event, the'
beginning of a political career ;
•for future campus leaders. I
More than 60 class representatives will be nominatld from the
English 100-101 sections in the
early weeks of lectures.
All Frosh Council presidential
nominees will receive invitations
to the annual student leadership
conference, Pete r Meekison,
Frosh Orintation Committee
Vice-president said today.
"Get out," he advised frosh,
"and get organized. You can aid
both the campus and yourself
by supporting various student
Lecherous Dave Bromiclge makes advances t o Pam Rutiedge in a scene from "Her Science-
man Lover" playing Monday at noon  in the Auditorium,. —Photo by Mike Sone
All late registrants and
those who didn't get their
A.M.S. pictures taken in the
Armoury during registration,
may do so this week, Sept.
22 to 27, between the hours
of 12:30 and 2:30 p.m. in Room
163-A. Brock Extension.
Stage Crew
Group Formed
A technical apprentice group
in theatre under professional dr
rection is being formed for students.
Sidney Bennett, the University's Technical Director, will
be in charge of instructing the
group in back-stage techniques
of scene construction, painting,
stage lighting and management
while working on University
For further details apply to
Mr. Bennett in the Scene Shop
(behind the Armories) Sept. 25
to Oct. 18, Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Educator's Duty is to
Change Man Morally
Monsignor Lussier,    Wednesday's    special    congregation
speaker, stated the Purpose of Education.
Man, scientific man, has the power to change man in his
body and in his mind.   The educator has the power to change
man morally, and this ability becomes his duty.
Howecer, to improve man mor
ally, he must first have a concept of man—"There is no pedagogy without a concept of man."
Should the educator work for
man as a spiritual individual or
should the student be moulded
into a member of an idealogical
group? No state or nation should
be placed higher than the spiritual value of man.
The educator, therefore, must
"toil to restore the primacy of
the spiritual, the cult of the intellect and the mind; to restore
the notion of natural law: to
renew devotion to eternal values, the natural ones at least,
and the supernatural values .. ."
This task becomes difficult in
an era in which secondary values; pride, money, power, and
pleasure, are idolized. "Religion
and morality are losing ground."
The educator must train men
to use their freedom prudently,
and the greater tiie intelligence
of the man the greater the need
for  such   instruction.
The responsibility of imbuing j
man with the desire to use his •
freedom for tiie common good
for the pursuit of truth and finally, the courage to strive for
the realization of this desire falls
upon the educator.
Anyone wishing to make a
change in an address or phone
number in the student directory may do so in the Publication Office on the main floor
or north Brock before Friday,
October 3rd.
Raven Notice
There will be an organizational meeting for all those
interested in working for
or in Raven, UBC's literary
magazine, Monday at 12.30
p.m., Ubyssey office, north
Brock basemen I.
Women   Undergraduates
Prefer   Title   Change
The Women's Undergraduate Society voted unanimously
in favor of changing their name to Associated Women Students
at a general meeting Wednesday night.
The name change will have to 	
Register Now al
A.M.S. Office
Until September 26
be ratified at the fall general
meeting  next  month.
A. W. S. President, Gail Carlson, gave three reasons for the
They arc:
1. W.U.S. does not explain
tiie nature of the organization.
"We are not an undergraduate sociely."
2. W.U.S. has frequently been
confused wiih W.U.S.C.
3. Every    university    across
Canada has a different name for '
its   women's   organizations.  The j
U.B.C.   group   is   in   favour   of !
A.W.E, becoming a national organization.
The name, A.W.S. was chosen
because an organization of this
name now exists in the United
"We would not become affiliated with the American group
unless U.B.C. women are in
on the Campus
Ihe Chapel of St. Andrew's Hall
(Resides the Law Building)
Chaplain. Rev. John A. Ross, M.A., B.D., PhD..
Following is an interview with
the mental giant, Atlas, who led
the Engineering legions against
the Frosh in Tuesday's riots. It
is an exclusive to the UBC. To
obtain the interview, the Ubyssey sent its ace war correspondent lo the field along with
an old-time engineering student.
"Here he is, Taylor," cried
"Right here m'boy. Meet Atlas, Mental Giant."
"Your name's Harvey, eh?
Who's this?"
"Him? He just introduced us."
"Never mind, I'll figure it
"He forgot who you are Joe.
How can he be a giant if . . ."
"Calcium deficiency. You
know that all engineers grind up
frosh to eat but this year things
are different. Hush. He's working out who I am on his slide-
rule," Joe explained. (Big long
equation from sliderule).
: "Joe, good to see you again.
Who's this?"
j "Why, we were just introduced. Don't you remember?"
"A mental giant never burdens his mind with easily obtainable data," Joe explained.
(More big long equations)
"Now I'm working out our plan
of attack for today's battle."
"Good," said Joe,  "I'll help,"
"Perhaps he doesn't need your
help," I interjected. "Don't engineers clo hard problems?"
"Very hard problems," Joe explained. "They add up long columns of telephone numbers, determine from the Nurses' Directory who should be Engineering Quee, and even calculate the
blades of grass in lawns and
"But it looks like he has undertaken something too difficult
this time."
(Big long equation) ('Damn, it
comes out wrong every time."
"Impossible. Here, let me see
it," cried Joe.
"Where's the bamboo brain.
I'm more experienced  in such
"I don't like to brag but as a
past member of the EUS I have
had a hand in more frosh days
and more kangaroo courts than
you can . . ."
"Well Atlas, how shall we go
about this? Longitudinally or
(Extremely big long equation
| from sliderule.)
j At this point our correspondent stole  away,  convinced  that
I this year's frosh day would bc a
lot of the usual confusion and
that the frosh would have little
1 trouble    from    the    Marauding
I Mental.  Giants.)
Complete registration forms
for the forthcoming' Leadership Conference must be in the
AMS Office before 4 p.m.
Monday, September 29. ^Thursday,   September  25,   1958
John  Diefenbaker To
Turn Sod For Church
The Hon. John G. Diefenbaker, Prime Minister of Canada,
will turn the first sod for Baptist Student Educational Centre,
today at five p.m.
The ceremony will follow the second special congregation
and the opening of the Buchanan Building.
The centre will be for both
social and religious activities,
for male and female students of
all denominations.
There will be housing accom-,
modation for forty male students,
and  a  counsellor   will  also  be '■
present to  advise  students  and '
give instruction. !
No theological course will be
given at the present time. |
Rev, Charles Stone, Chairman
of the Board of Administration, !
states it is hoped that the centre j
■will  be  in  operation  next  aut- i
umn. |
It has been in the planning
stages since early 1957. j
Mrs.  R.  H.  Boyer,  President ■
of the Convention of the Baptist■
Churches   of   British   Columbia
will   be   present   at   the   ceremonies.
This Convention in cooperation with the Baptist Union of
Western Canada was responsible
for the establishment and promotion of the centre.
Also present at the ceremonies, which mark the beginning
of the last of five religious centres on campus will be Dr. N.
A. M. MacKenzie, President of
the University of British Columbia;   Chancellor   A.   E.   Grauer:
Prime Minister of Canada
and   the   University
Board    of
There will be it meeting Monday at 12:30 in the Publications;
Mike Brown, ASUS president has issued a plea to
Artsmen to follow him into
the palace of organization.
Will you rush ASUS this
Night Class
On Fine Art
A total of 27 courses in music,
theatre,  dance,  arts  and  crafts,
■ and literature are offered at eve-
| ning   classes  sponsored   by  the
| University   of  B.C.'s   Extension
The courses started Sept. 15.
A  series  of lectures  entitled
"A Way of Listening to Music"
by Professor Harry Adaskin will
highlight  the  music  section   of
the classes.   Works to be analysed and performed will be 10 sonatas   for   violin   and   piano   by
Beethoven  and  the  violin  concerto by the same composer.
Dr. Ida Halpern will conduct
a course entitled "The Human
Voice and Instumental Music."
Course will trace evolution and
| sources of vocal music and development of instruments of
Western music.
The piano and the composer
and their place in the development of music will be the subject covered by Lloyd Powell,
former professor of pianoforte
at the Royal College of Music in
London, Eng. Works to be illustrated by piano performances
will include those of Haydn,
Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Weber, Schumann, Chopin,
Brahms and Debussy.
Ten lecture recitals of German Lieder will be conducted
by Nicholas Goldschmidt covering the literature of Schubert,
Brahms, Wolf and others. Mr.
Goldschmidt will also direct the
UBC chorus assisted by Harold
Tracing the natural development of Jazz from early folk
music will be the main objective
of the course on the Evolution
of Jazz to be conducted by Bob
Smith, founder, Vancouver Jazz
Lives and works of contemporary playwrights will be discussed in the class of Contemporary French Theatre under Miss
Marguerite  A. Primcau.
Ten lectures will c o v e r
Becque,   Maeterlinck,   Monther-
'Tween  Classes
(Continued from Page  1)
UNIVERSITY CLUBS Committee general meeting. Double
Committee Room 12.30 today.
All clubs must be represented to
discuss Clubs Day.
H*      H*      H*
PHRATERES Firesides at the
Dorms. On Sunday, Sept. 28,
from 2 to 4.30 p.m. Wear campus clothes. All women studenls
are welcome.
* * *
Important meeting Friday noon
in Buchanan 203 to organize
Clubs Day and first research
project. Old and new members
please attend.
* * *
CARIBBEAN STUDENTS Association — Free Mixer at YTC,
Acadia, on Saturday, Sept. 27,
at 8 p.m.
* * *
PSYCHOLOGY CLUB —Psychology Club HM-2 at noon on
Friday of past and present members to discuss Clubs Day, this ;
year's program and the Friday
night Weiner Party.
iant, Giradoux, Cocteau, Berna-
nos. Sartre, Camus, Anouilh,
Claudel, etc.
Two dance courses will cover
the ground from the primitive
to classic conceptions of this
Ballet Appreciation is intended to further the interest and
curiosity of the layman and to
add to the knowledge and enjoyment of those already conversant with the composite art
of  the  ballet.
Miss Mara McBirney, member.
Royal Academy of Dancing and
the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, London, Eng..
will conduct the class with talks,
live demonstrations and films on
ballet and allied arts.
For Council
Two applications have been
filed for positions on the newly
iormed AMS finance commiltee.
The applications are from
third and fourth year commerce
Committee chairman John
Helliwell stated, "We are not
restricting the positions to commercemen. We are interested in
having young people who wish
to gain information and experience on  the committee."
Applications will be received
for the posts until Friday, said
Other committee members are
AMS members Wendy Amor,
and'Brad Crawford.
Purpose of the committee is
to facilitate the financial operation of the AMS. It will act as
a  guide   for  club  treasurers.
The comimittee will examine
the AMS annual budget and will
handle requests for extraordinary grants and supplementary
budgets by student organizations.
All textbooks are now on sale in the FIELD HOUSE,
immediately south of Bock Hall.
This FAST SERVICE Center closes October 4th
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