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The Ubyssey Nov 22, 1960

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No.  29
Noble  Held  For  Ransom
To Speak
ALERT ttfcYfS$V PHOTOGRAjPHiR Clint Pulley got this shot of AWS members plotting the kidnapping this morning of Engineering Undergrad president Bob Noble. Noble is being held
ransom for 300 cans of food for the AWS Canned food drive.
Russian Education System^
Discussed in Queens Debaie
Queens Journal Assistant News Editor
KINGSTON, ONT. (CUP)—The Russian delegation engaged in an informal debate with
Queen's undergrads.
Chaired by Dr. Alan Mewett of the Law Faculty, the meeting began with a statement of
Soviet educational principles. These included free tuition room, and board, with many scholarships and prizes available to urge Russians regardless of colour, race, or creed. There is, it was
claimed, great emphasis on the Liberal Arts subjects as well as the scientific. Russians study
the ideologies of all countries and times: feudalism, capitalism, and communism.
It was stressed that every con- i"        ~~~
dition is cieatea to rthe advance-   inations. It was further empha-
ment of cultural endeavor. Prac-  sized that equal study time is de-
tical work as well as theoretical   voted to non-communist modes
Students Against
Nuclear Tests
Students agreed at a debate
Thursday that nuclear tests
should be abolished.
The majority of 100 students
present voted against the motion: "Resolved that there is justification for the continued testing of nuclear weapons.
Affirmative speakers said the
West must continue nuclear testing to keep the balance of power
in the world and continued
Speakers for the negative said
that world powers now have
enough weapons and the increased radiation in the atmosphere
from continued testing will have
a harmful effect on humans.
Negative speaker Larry Rot-
tenberg, Med. II, said, "Both
sides are lead toy people who are
thinking behind the times. They
must be if they talk of a war
that can be pre-emptive or preventive war."
study is considered grounds for a
guarantee to a job for at least
three years upon graduation.
This guarantee is received by
each Soviet graduate.
In the following question period, the interpreter speaking all
the answers, the visitors were
asked what they considered to
be the common problems of Canadian and Russian students.
The fact
of living.
In the field of justice, a question concerning civil lawyers uncovered the fact that social sanction on minor law-breakers is
300 Cans Needed to
Rescue EUS President
1     Engineering   Undergrad President  Robert   Noble   was
kidnapped early today and is being held for ransom.
A ransom note, from the Associated > Women's: Society was
received at the Ubyssey office
shortly after demanding 300
cans oKfood from the EUS for
Noble's release.
The women, who last year
| captured UBC mascot Thunder,
today absconded with Noble in
what has been described as one
of the best engineered kidnappings on  campus.
The AWS plan to turn over all
canned food to Central City Mission where it will be used to
feed some of the 500 unemployed
and destitute men who come to
the Mission each day.
In the confidential letter, the
AWS said engineers could reclaim their captured leader by
signing a pledge in the Engineering Building between 12 aoiJa
and 1:30 p.m. that they" will dpi'
nate the food by Friday..'""   W.
Following is *be JS3rv_* l*_a*l ■
Dear "Red HaiiylSIaisW^'
Your leader. Is,gone. fie. has
been taken away by the women
students of UBC. He has been
kidnapped and is being held ransom for a list of signatures
which will pledge to us 300. cans
of food to help in the AWS Canned Food Drive for Central
City  Mission.
If you want your leader back
this afternoon you must go to
the front hall of the Engineering Building and sign your name
to the waiting list from 12 noon
to 1:30 p.m. pledging to AWS a
can of food. When the list is
complete, it must be brought to
the AWS desk in the AMS offices
by a member of your executive.
Only then will Mr. Noble be released.
Knowing that honor is part of
your tradition, we will release
Mr. Noble to you when you give
us the pledge, trusting that the
cans of food will be forthcoming
by Friday.
Yours in honor and trust,
Members of AWS
(A small group in. the community where the offense is committed decides the guilt and
Being international in nature,
Russia experiences no racial pre-
that  society  develops j judice   or   religious  intolerance
Four Russian students who
have spent the last month touring universities across the country, will speak on education in
the Soviet Union tomorrow noon
at ;-a panel discussion in Brock
Since the Russian students
will only answer questions pertaining to'education, a censorship board is being set up.
To avoid the possibility of
trouble, only written questions
will be accepted.
The students, here as partjOi
an exchange program arranged
jointly by the USSR Students;
Council and the National Federation of Canadian University
Students, will be in town for
four days.
The panel discussion will be
in the form of a ten to twenty
minute speech, in English, by
one of the students, followed by
a question period.
Leader of the delegation is
Alexi Golubev, a 35 year old
member of the Presidum of the
USSR Student Council, and a
graduate of the Moscow Pedagogical Institute.
Other members include Em-
manuil Equizarov, age 30, a
graduate of the Moscow Institute
of Foreign Languages. He acts
as the group interpreter. Boris
Pomonayreva, the deputy executive secretary of the Committee of Youth Organization is the
third member of the group. The
only women in the group is a 25
year old medical student, Alia
Wednesday, the first day of
the Russian students, visit, the
group will attend a press conference, the panel discussion, a
luncheon at International House
and, in the evening, they will
attend a concert by the Bele-
fonte singers.
faster than education can expand
is the principal common problem. Increased scholarships for
students and greater practical facilities, were cited as examples
of needs in common.
In reply to inquiries into numbers and distribution of students,
they said that there are 57 million students in different institutions, two million in higher institutions, all holding positions
by success in competitive exam-
they said. When questioned further on the field of religion, they
said that churches of all denominations are open in the USSR
and are attended by the faithful.
Apology Accepted
To whom it may concern:
I accept the apology submitted
to   the   Ubyssey  by  Judy
Gail Gordon
Accident  Claims
Students   Life
Requiem Mass was held Tuesday noon for Robert A. Embley,
Arts and Science, II, who was
killed in an auto accident over
the weekend.
The accident took place on
the Lougheed Highway when
the car in which he was riding
left the road and hit a lamp
He was travelling with his
cousin and two others to his
cousin's home in Burnaby when
the accident occurred.
Library Open
Tor Snug
Sunday Study
For all the eager beaver study
types the new College Library
will open oil Sundays from 1:30
to 5:30.
When the building's extension
was built last year it was done
with this in mind. The College
Library can operate as a self-
contained unit.
The study areas and the book
stacks that are connected to the
first and second year courses
will be open.
This is the only section of
the library to be opened. Page 2
Tuesday,  November 22,   1960
Authorized as second class mail by Post Off iceDepartment, Ottawa
Published three times weeRly throughout the University year
In Vancouver by the Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society,
University of B.C. Editorial opinions expressed are those of the
Editorial Board of the Ubysey and not necessarily those of the Alma
Mater   Society  or   the  University   of   B.C.
TELEPHONES: CA 4-3242, locals 12 (news desk), 13 (critics-
sports), 14 (Editor-inChief). 15, 6 (business offices).
Ediior-in-Chief: Fred Fletcher
Managing Editor Roger McAfee
j News  Editor    ......    Denis   Stanley
Features Editor Ed Lavalle
-I Photography Editor Byron Hender
Senior Editor Ann Pickard
Sports Editor Mike Hunter
r Critics Editor Dave Bromige
'• CUP Editor    .    .    ...    .    .    Bob Hendrickson
Layout: Nick Close
NEWS   STAFF:—   Coleman   Romalis,   Edward   Home,
George Railton, Christine Chester, Sharon Rodney,
Dick  Arkley, Kitty Watt,  Donne  McAllister,   Fred
Fletcher, Maureen Covell.
:     SPORTS:— Bert MacKinnon, Chris Fahrni, Judy Sewell,
Dieter Urban, Norm Christie.	
Why ... WHY?
Vancouver has recently given birth to a novel little
magazine called WHY.
The magazine, edited by tall, blond, English Chris
Foster, is attempting to stimulate a search for truth.
The first two issues of the magazine, while far from
flawless, show a tone of skepticism and irreverency consistent with a true search for truth.
It seems to us that WHY is a question more university students ought to ask.
We think that it would pay UBC students to investigate this new publication. It is available in the bookstore.
Editor Foster is just setting out on his search for truth.
We hope that he succeeds in finding it both for himself and
for his readers.
Such a venture as the publishing of a local magazine
is a difficult one. The existence of such a magazine as
WHY cannot do anything but good. We hope it continues
for many years.
This Is Freedom ?
NEWS ITEM: Am eight-year legal battle against deportation that twice went to the United States Supreme Court
ended Saturday when William A. Mackie left Portland by
plane for Finland.
The immigration service ordered the deportation of
Mackie, 51, under the McCarran-Walter Act for Communist Activities in the 1930s. Mackie denied he ever was
a Communist.
Hamish Scott MacKay, 55, who like Mackie has waged
a long-time battle against deportation on the same charges,
was sent to Vancouver.
The two men said they had joined organizations working for unemployment relief in the depression.
"Yes sir," says Uncle Sam, "kick 'em out. That's the
Ammurrkan way."
Guilt by association seems to be the key phrase in
recent American justice.
So what if Mackie and MacKay were miembers of a
Communist front organization in the 1930s. Many other
people were fooled the same way.
Or, allowing for the possibility that they knew these
organizations were Communist, who could blame them
for taking desperate measures to try to alleviate the com-
ditions of the depression.
It seems to us the height of absurdity to deport a man
from his chosen country for such a tenuous link with a
movement that isn't even illegal in Canada.
Surely it is clear that freedom cannot be preserved
by destroying it. Yet this is what the UJS. appears to be
frying to do.
By destroying the freedom of its own people to join
the political or idealogical movemlent of their own choice,
the U.S. hopes to impede the march of Communism. It
seems to us that they are trying to preserve Americanism
against "Sovietism" and hang the cost in freedom.
The U.S. seems to have a mass fear complex. They are
afraid that Communist power will destroy U.S. world
Whites in the southern states seem to have an abiding
fear that the negroes will somehow take over, if they are
allowed equal rights.
The UJ3. seems to have ended its reign as the nation
of progress. It is now scrambling desperately to maintain
the status quo.
Let us hope that Mr. Kennedy can reverse the trend.
Letters To
The Editor
Greek Clique
Dear Sir:
Your recent article on Athenian Democracy aroused
my curiousity. Upon investigation I uncovered some
simple yet startling facts.
When the City-State of
Athens was democratic not all
its citizens could vote or take
part  in politics. For instance:
1. Approximately 45 per
cent of the citizens were
slaves—no vote.
2. About 10 per cent were
foreigners—no vote.
Of the remaining 45 per
3. Fifteen per cent were
under 25 years of age—
no vote.
4. Twenty per cent were
women (over 25) — no
6. Ten per  cent were free,
adult male, citizens, they
could vote.
It was  this   "small  clique"
of 10 per cent of the population that controlled Athenian
society.     For   not  only  were
they the only  ones  who  had
the vote but they  were also
the  only ones who oould  be
I am willing to agree that
our  present   form of  Student
Government needs some overhauling tout is Athenian "Democracy"   a  preferable alternative?
Yours for another suggestion,
Bryan Belfont,
Yours truly,
Black and White
The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
In your editorial of November 17, "Why Do They Hate?",
you pose a question and invite
an answer.
It could possibly be answered in one word; ignorance, but
that would be much too simple
even if eminently  correct.
Slavery as a social system
has left mankind a horrible
heritage, among other things
a deeply ingrained concept of
human (?) relationship, generally known as "white supremacy". Succeeding generations
raised in the environment of
this slave-state ideology, invariably remain immune from
the civilizing effects of
modern society, hence view all
virtues and efforts toward
racial equality with abhor-
rance — and hate.
Since Woman is the bearer
of life, the "white supremacist" makes a fine show at protecting the purity of "white"
womanhood, but is not averse
as statistics show, to despoiling
the purity of black womanhood; particularly when in the
"white supremacist's" eyes,
her status remains that of a
chattel at best, subordinate to
the economical, social or other
standards of the superior
Segregation, "apartheid",
call it what you will, is designed to serve as a barrier against
racial equality.
The face of the New Orleans
"White Supremacist" mob is
frightening, but the courage of
four little Negro girls shows
that there is still hope for
Yours truly,
Norm McEwen—Science II.
There exist two types of "homo librarius" that I, for
one, could cheerfully do without. Both are common, both
thrive and both are disgusting specimens, a disgrace to the
university and our student society.
I refer, of course, to two sub-species of this genus:
Homo Garrulity and Homo Absentias. The first of these I
despise for being conspicuous, the second I abhore for
lacking this quality. Though this may seem' paradoxical, I
assure you that my denunciation is well considered and
does not consist merely in an emotional purging; for in the
first instance my ire is aroused by being only too aware
of someone's existence, and in the second it rises because
that existence is not indicated by anything more than someone's material posessions.
Homo Garrulity is the worst. No words are violent
enough to describe the emotion inspired in me by the
sticky sweet sound of Sally Coed's shrill voice, considerately
pitched to that silibant whisper which cuts through the
concentration of even the most competent veteran of the
library wars, as it giggles through a meaningless conversation. And I sit in silence and suffer—she never notices the
glares of the quietly disgusted coward at the end of the
Homo Absentias has less nuisance value but is even
more disgusting. That one should be disturbed once studying is annoying, extremely so; but dangerous emotions are
also built up by one whose good intentions are thwarted
by occupied yet unattended desks. And the more weary
your feet get as you tramp through the Library looking
for a place to study, the more you feel like taking the books
and brief cases absentees have left behind and depositing
them gently in the lilly pond.
* * *
Dave Edgar has his JABBERWOCKYCYCLE. Mary
Shakespeare responded nobly to a Jobberwocky appeal
last week and offered the loan of her sister's bicycle. You
will see our only AMS President cycling to classes this
week, next week, and for as many weeks after as he lasts.
Incidentally the University of California at Davis had
an automobile problem a few years ago; Too many of the
blessed things about. So the Chancellor told the students
they ought to try bikes. Now they have 2500 two wheeled
transports on the campus.
* * *
In reply to Bryan Belfont, whose letter appears on
this page, I say: back to your vile coffee, caf.-type. Dr.
McGregor, Head of Classics, has seen and criticized your
Firstly—no slaves were citizens, no citizens were
slaves. Secondly, male citizens voted at the age of 20, not
25. Thirdly, Metics, the foreigners you refer to—Hellenes
living in Athens, resident aliens—did not vote; naturalization was an idea foreign to Greek thought. They were however, socially equal in every other respect.
Women did not vote—they were much too busy looking after the home and bringing up the children. This would
not hinder them at UBC (I hope). Tuesday, November 22,  1960
Page 3
Somehow I think the students
are apathetic to this column.
Oops, what did I say?
* * a.
Someone is stealing the toilet
seats at Ontario Agriculture College, according to the Ontarion,
the studenv newspaper. They
even claim to have lost a student
because of the theft. Tsk tsk.
I wonder what our Intellectual
Stunts Committee will say about
this. Possibly a branch chapter?
* *       *
I see in the McGill Daily,
that their student body has a
pretty sneaky way of doing a-
way with professors.
They drown them.
Great idea? Let me elaborate.
The professors representing
different faculties are stranded
on an imaginary raft with only
enough food for one. Each tries
(in vain usually) to persuade the
student audience that his training has made him alone worth
saving. A professor is "drowned" if the vote goes against him.
I wonder if any of our professors have received yachting
caps yet?
* *      *
From The Dalhousie Gazette
—Do it tomorrow, you've made
enough mistakes today.
* *      *
All right, all right, so I was
wrong. I admit it. Stan Kenton
did NOT, repeat did NOT cancel
out of UBC's Homecoming
dance. We were outbid for his
services. I still think the item
was better the way I wrote it.
In a front page story The
Sheaf reported that one of Vancouver's best known bootleggers,
who operated an exclusive "saloon" on Georgia Street, is now
in business two blocks off Saskatoon's main street.
It's articles like these that
shake my faith in UBC boat
racers. (I was going to say
Greeks but I wouldn't want to
be known as discriminatory.)
What a bunch of apathetic
low-brows. Would you intellectuals who understood the item
on democracy and "3-tiered"
petticoats explain it to your unfortunate friends. (No, Diane. I
will not explain it. Do you think
I would read such tripe as this
The McGill Daily reports that
a Student - Faculty Relations
committee have stated their
purpose to be "to find out exactly what were the relations between staff and students,
(Sounds reasonable.)
Anyway the co-chairman of
the committee said they would
determine if either side wanted
relations improved. Faculty representatives stated that relations did exist, but on a purely
voluntary, unofficial basis . . .
I wonder if anyone told their
*      *      *
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wherever you are.
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Dean Mawdsley to Officiate
Formal opening of UBC
Panhellenic House on northwest Marine Drive will take
place Wednesday, November
30, at 3:30 p.m. when the Dean
Emerita of Women, Dr. M.
Dorothy Mawdsley will officiate
The ceremony will take
place on the landing of the
great staircase between the
sorority quarters located on
both upper and lower floors.
A reception will follow in adjacent International  House.
Dr. Mawdsley, who now
makes her home in Victoria,
rendered considerable service
years of planning preceding
to UBC's nine sororities in her
role as advisor during the four
erection of the House. She
will be accompanied by Miss
Marjory     Leeming,     former
Assistant  Dean of Women.
Panhellenic serves as a central coordinating body for the
various campus sororities. The
House is governed by an administrative board made up of
an alumnae representative
from each sorority and an undergraduate, currently Miss
Judi Thompson, from the College Panhellenic executive.
In Panhellenic House—only
such structure in Canada—the
nine sorority apartments, each
facing onto the terrace or balcony and equipped with kit-'
chenettes, are used for alumnae, undergraduate mothers'
club meetings, for study or
relexation or for meals.
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pictures may be included in
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Tuesday, November 22,   1960
'■;.- HAMILTON (CUP)—Students
at McMaster University last
week rejected their students'
disciplinary committee in a referendum.
About one-third of the 1,650
students voted on the question
of whether to approve the SDC
as part of the Student Union
constitution. The committee was
established last year on a trial
basis to administer student justice and required a two-thirds
majority to foe accepted permanently. The vote was 268
against, 251 for.
Bob Donaldson, president of
the students' council said, that
as a member of the last two
councils, "and a person who has
spent several hundred hours discussing this matter, I feel that
it was not worth the time and
effort spent on it."
Rev.  P. R.  Clifford  Dean of
New Student Residences Foreseen
OTTAWA — At least 1,400 UBC
students hope to benefit from
federal government plans to assist universities in building student residences.
In the speech from the throne
it was announced that special
provision will be made in
housing legislation to permit
CMHC loans for students'   resi
dences on terms similar to limited dividend projects.
(This means 90% of capital
costs can be borrowed.)
UBC has approximately 3,000
students who must find accommodations during the academic
year. Of these, 1,600 can be
housed in the residences. The
rest must find accommodations
outside the gates.
Eventually UBC hopes to ac
commodate at least 25% of ths
students rather than the current
10,% a spokesman said.
Government permission has
been granted UBC to borrow
$850,000 for me construction of
two women's residences on Marine Drive.
assistant to the president of
UBC, will speak on a "Safari
in Emerging Africa" in International House, November
24, at 8:00 p.m.
men, pointed out that, "it places
more responsibility on the Students' 'Council. As we grow
larger the student body as a
whole must become aware of
responsibility they put on their
elected officers. This is a matter that must be thought of very
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MOSCOW UNIVERSITY-Main building containing Geography
Chemistry and Physics Departments.
First impressions turned out
to be  lasting  impressions   in
our introduction to the USSR
and its people. The unappealing impression of drabness in
the town of Vyborg was a contrast to the friendly, voluble
delegation  of Russian  engineers   and  lawyers   whom  we
;met on the train on the jour-
; ney from Finland.
At Vyborg, the first stop
within the USSR, our expectations were met. It was drab,
colorless. The station itself,
dominated by a marble staircase and huge columns surrounding the main waiting
area, contained several busts
and portraits of Lenin. Most
surprising was a huge statue
of Lenin and Stalin commemo-
rating.the October Revolution
of 1917. We were aware that
Stalin has all but disappeared
from public view in the USSR.
This statue, at our first stop in
Russia, caused us to wonder
whether the public disavowal
of Stalin's memory has been
overplayed in our Western
Certainly not! Throughout
the USSR we saw only four
statues of Stalin. Khrushchev
and eompany seem to have
been very successful in wiping out any favourable public
image of this "man of steel,"
who ruled over one-sixth of
the earth's surface and dominated one third of its peoples
for twenty-nine years. In a
model kindergarten in Kiev,
capital city of the Ukraine, we
expressed surprise at seeing
a wall-picture of Stalin — the
first we had seen in all our
travels. In reply the director
indicated, "We respected him
then, we respect him now!"
The fact that Stalin's body
has never been removed from
the Lenin Mausoleum in Red
Square is probably due to the
realization of the government
that this would have amounted to carnage of the most important Communist shrine, the
Mecca for every citizen of the
After all, Lenin is on public display there. He is god to
the Russians. Lenin is everywhere. Whether the visitor to
the USSR sees Lenin at the
first train-stop within the Iron
Curtain or whether he sees
the life of Lenin told in a picture-book in a kindergarten
display, the tourist realizes
how important Lenin, the
founder of Communism, is to
the people of the Soviet Union.
Marx and Engels? We saw one
statue of both — in a museum.
Even Khrushchev rates only
an occasional picture in a
store or on the property of a
public school, beaming down
from a placard labelled "Missionary of Peace and Friendship."
Soviet soldiers, dressed in
their high black jackboots and
brown, rough-looking, poorly-
cut cloth uniforms untidily
tucked in behind a thick black
belt also became familiar
sights to us after Vyborg. They
appeared very young and very
careless of their appearance.
As individuals they certainly
had far from an antagonistic-
looking demeanor.
Vyborg was our first opportunity of being stared at. And
how we were! We soon became used to being the objects
of both the awe and the amusement of Russian people. Apparently, most of their attention was drawn to the -high-
heeled shoes and brightly-coloured print dresses worn by
the Canadian girls, and the
light-coloured summer sports
wear worn by the boys. It took
i;us .a little time to translate
some of the giggles as being
the Russian peasant's reacti6n
to spectacles, particularly
•those worn by the girls. Eyeglasses were something many
Russians had never seen on a
The initial awe wevnoticed
in the provincial town of Vyborg towards our clothes
quickly changed to open envy
when we reached the cities of
Leningrad and Moscow. Here
the people were more interested in buying than in looking.
Individuals would approach
us on the sidewalk "and ask,
very politely, if we would be
willing to sell any part of our
clothing. Refusing to be shaken off by a preliminary "No,"
they would pursue their desire
by pointing to separate articles of clothing, even going so
far as to quote a price.
Russia had become an enchanting country to me
through literature, music and
and a peculiarly perverse attitude I have to  propaganda.
Last spring I finally had
the opportunity and capital to
visit this fabled land. I made
arrangements in Bonn to join
a group in Berlin and by
train travelled via Warsaw,
Brest and Minsk, to Moscow.
I wanted to leave Germany
on the 13th of May. This left
only three weeks to get the
visas in my passport. The
travel agent said "Impossible!" I said it wasn't and
after many phone calls to the
USSR Embassy, calls to Hannover, much yelling and finally tears, they took my passport.
I reported my plans to the
Canadian Embassy (in a Canadian passport it reads that
failure to notify a Canadian
or Britisn consulate prior to
entering an "Iron Curtain"
country can result in confiscation of one's passport). On
the 13 th I flew from Hannover to Berlin and spent the
day there. Transportation between East and West sectors
in Berlin is conducted by
Metro (subway) and S-Bahn
(elevated train). Streetcars
and busses do not cross over
4he line.        *;
About 7 o'clock I boarded
the S-Bahn and after an interminable number of stations
arrived at the main station.in
East Berlin. I found my way
to the Military Waiting room
where we were to meet, slunk
off to a corner and ordered
a beer. Shortly, a very distinguished Prussian military type
came up; clicked his heels,
saluted, and asked if he could
be seated. I nodded dumbly.
In the ensuing conversation
he informed me that he would
be waking me at 4 a.m. This,
I concluded, was certainly the
direct approach. I slammed
my hand on the table and declared "Nein!" He looked at
me queerly and reiterated
that he would wake me at 4
a.m. I quickly called the waiter, paid my bill and joined
the group.
The group was composed of
twelve West Germans and
one lone Canadian. A variety
of occupations were represented; housewife, salesgirl,
mistress,   factory   worker,
jeweller, and myself, a student of a non-definable subject. At last we were given
our passports back and boarded the "Blauen Express," so
named because of its interior.
We soon sorted ourselves into
our rooms and the stewardess
made up our bunks, then
served us the most delicious
tea in tall glasses held in silver holders. We had 2r>d Class
accommodation (1st Class is
available, but similar).
We were all pretty excited
to be on our way and burst
into German drinking songs
v/hich lasted until the wee
hours. At 4 a.m. there was an
ominous knock at the door
and it slid open: true to his
word my Prussian officer entered, but he turned out to
be the Polish bqrderocontrol,
come to check dtir passports
at Frankfurt am Oder.
We arrived at Brest in the
late afternoon and met our
guide who would take us to
Moscow. As we had a feW
hours while the wheels were
adjusted to the wider, gauge
of the USSR, we wandered
about Brest. It is a small town
over which many a battle has
been waged. Most of the buildings are constructed of wood
and concrete. School had just
let out and hundreds of children were on their way home.
The girls wore red scarves
tied round their necks and
long braids flowed down their
backs. The boys had caps like
those of the soldiers. Soldiers
were everywhere. In fact the
farther one goes East the
denser is the concentration
of troops. The Russian army
reminded us of A m e r i can
troops with their boyish enthusiasm and curiosity.
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We stopped and bought icecream and grape juice from
one of the many corner stands
which are presided over by
middle-aged women in white
coats and kerchiefs. Later we
walked through the Park of
Rest and Culture. Classical
music is piped throughout
them, and one finds young
mothers and old gentlemen
occupying the park benches
and, seemingly, listening in
tently to the music. The children's play area was unique
in having pint-sized billboards illustrating fairy tales
which  thrilled   the   children.
On our way back to the
station we stopped to photograph some children playing.
Their mother came over, and
spoke to us in German. She
asked each of us in tu r n
where we came from and in
my turn I said Canada, pronouncing it as in Russian.
She had never heard of it.
Then one of the women in
our group said "America". At
this the mother flew into a
rage, sent her children scurrying into the house and
accused America of being
war mongers, etc. (The U2
had crashed a week previously). I can't say that I was surprised. Hitch hiking in
Europe had already taught
me that few Europeans realize that Canada is a seperate
country  from the U.S.
After having strolled
through the ancient city of
Brest and having talked with
some of its inhabitants, our
group returned to th«e BlaKteia
Express and eagerly looked
forward to commencing the
next lap of our trip, which
would take us to the capital
city of  the  USSR;   Moscow.
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how you can begin your career next summer. A special
program of the University and The Institute of Chartered
Accountants of B. C. enables you to get a B. Com. degree and
membership in The Institute at the same time. You also
receive a salary throughout the year.
Meeting Tomorrow (November 23)
12:35 p.m. — Buchanan 205
OF   BRITISH   COLUMBIA - **«i_e 6
Tuesday, November 22,  1960
Birds Whip Dietrich-Collins
Winslade  Leads  UBC
to "First Win of Year
The UBC Thunderbirds, playing their first games of the
year, showed last weekend they were capable of beating any
team in Vancouver.
Saturday they clobbered Dietrich-Collins of the Inter-city
League 79-61, and Friday beat Labatts of the Senior "B"
league 83-60
Dietrich-Collins is considered
the third best team in the six-
team Senior "A" loop.
In  Friday's  game, the  Birds
Editor: Mike Hunter
Women Trackslers
Show Well In U.S.
The UBC Women's track and
field team took second place
in the Pacific Northwest AAU
cross-country championships in
Seattle Saturday.
The UBC girls came a close
second to a Vancouver Olympic
Club entry. The local team was
hampered by the loss of two
runners who couldn't make the
. The event was the first of
its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The cross-country run for
women covers IV* miles.
Comprising the UBC entry
were Isobel Stainer (fourth),
Pamela Searle (sixth), Jane
Case (seventh), Sylvia Hend-
rickson (12th), and Janet King
TJw next meet lor the girls
is not until the spring.
: I-;l«ther Women's news,
UBG's synchronised swim team
were, tops in the Vancouver
District section of the BC Cham-
- pionships this weekend.
UBC took the top two spots,
Marilyn Thomson placing first
and Trina Hendrickson second.
Sharon McGee and Lorraine
Plant took fifth and sixth places
ooasted to an easy win over the
Labatts behind the 16 points
of Dave Way. Dave Osborne
chipped in 10 before fouling out
in the second quarter. Ed Pederson and Keith Hartley also got
10 points  apiece.
Saturday, the Birds fell behind at the half, but took the
lead shortly before three-quarter time and never looked back.
Ken Winslade led the Birds
with 19 points and innumerable
assists. Mike Potkonjak got 13
and Dave Osborne and Dave
Way added 11 apiece.
A huge crowd of exactly 98
persons turned up for Saturday's free game, (more have
been seen at noon-hour lectures
on the life history of the brown-
crested nuthatch.)
In preliminary action Friday,
the UBC Braves, subbing for
the Ex-jYMCA Juniors, upset
the Jayvees 46-44. Tops for the
Braves was Gordon Betcher
with 12. Earl Farenholtz canned
19 for Jayvees.
Saturday Jayvees slipped past
Labatts 61-51. Courtenay Brous-
son with 15 points, Farenholtz
with  13  and Dave Black with
11 led the Jayvees.
Next games for the Birds are
an exhibition next Friday
against ex-YMCA, and the
Totem Tournament Dec. 2 and
{Bears Slaughtered
The University of McGill
Redmen. clobbered the University Of Alberta Golden Bears
46-7 Saturday in Montreal to
capture the Churchill Cup and
the Canadian college football
McGill, the Eastern representatives, had no trouble with
the outclassed Westerners.
Special Discount to University Students
P.e$c.ibtioti Qbtical
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—photo  by  George F"ielder
Doug Carter snares rebound
as UBC Brave's Don Brooks
looks on. Third-team Braves
upset second-team JV's 46-44
Marg Swashbuckles
To  Fencing  Crown
U.B.C. Fencers swashbuckled their way to five of the top
twelve places in the opening day of the Annual B.C. Fencing
Championships, held at   the Education Gym Saturday.
Margaret Segal of UBC captured first place in the Ladies
Novice Foil, and Janice Shaw
took fifth.
In the Men's Open Foil,
UBC's Peter Roller won second
place, Alan Coode won fourth,
and Kalman Roller, Peter's
brother, fifth.
Monday the Men's Novice
Foil and the Men's Open Epee
took place.
Tonight the Men's Novice
Foil is being held at 7:00 p.m.
in the Education Gym.
Wednesday, the Ladies' Open
Foil and Men's Open Sabre
take place, after which the
trophies will be presented.
In the Men's Sabre, UBC will
be represented by Gyula Kiss,
BC and Northwest Sabre champion.
Students are invited to attend
the competitions, which begin at
7 p.m. Teams representing the
Hungarian Fencing Club, the
Vancouver Blades, and Royal
Roads Military Academy are
also entered.
This meet is perhaps the biggest for the UBC squad, as in
the WCIAU event, the women's
team cannot compete.
The eollegiate meet is held in
Pucksters Play
NW Wednesday
UBC Thunderbirds Hockey
squad meets the New Westminster intermediate team Wednesday at 8:30 in Queen's Park
All Royal City types are
asked to get out and boost the
The Ubyssey urgently needs
an ace basketball reporter to
cover Thunderbird games! Only
requirements are small typing
ability, small knowledge of basketball, and small writing ability.
Reporters aren't required to
attend every game, and press
passes are supplied. We will
even accept geographers who
don't like history or English.
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Western District Manager—W. Dinsdale
X—•■• Tuesday, November 22,  1960
Page 7
Around this time of year, a strange uneasiness hits this
country—it's time again for Canada's annual Homecoming—
the Grey Cup. Feverish followers of the Pigskin game are now
flocking to Vancouver—jamming the hotels and licensed
For them the Grey Cup will be anything but grey — until
the mourning after, that is. For the annual spectacle the city will
be wetter than usual — most of the moisture supplied by Mr.
Bennet's L.C.B. (Legal Canadian Bootleggers.)
The annual festival will bring Vancouver merchants an estimated $1 million and will keep city flatfoots on their toes. Grey
Cup celebrants have been known to pull off better stunts than the
Engineers — in 1958 they hoisted a British Ford, man, into the
doorway of a Georgia Street jeweller.
The luxurious Hotel Vancouver lobby is stripping off anything movable a week before the event, and Chinatown doubles
its police protection.
This large-scale Homecoming incites fever among even those
who don't know which is the square end of a football; the names
"Ron Jackson" and "Jackie Parker" are upon everyone's lips, and
"Johnny Walker" on their breath.
Middle-aged businessmen's wives feign interest in the game
in an effort to keep up with the Jonses: "I think Jimmy Parker is
a great fullback, don't you, dear?"
"Oh, yes. Without him the Stampeders are practically useless!"
Their husbands coolly discuss errors in strategy made by the
coaches during the season, like playing a left-handed quarterback
on a wet field during a wind (it just isn't right).
There is the Lion fan, who hates anything to do with Edmonton, maintaining "I was behind 'em all the way!" He is even pulling for Regina referee Paul Dojack, in his desire to see the West
proven best.
There is the rotund, cigar-chewing Edmontonian, white stetson
and all, talking as though he owned the Bank of Canada. "We'll
murder 'em," he drawls, as he lays a hundred dollars on the Good
There is the gay, hopeful soul who has ventured out here
from civilization. "We're 100 percent stronger in the East this
year," he boasts. His comment that Parker will be stopped cold
is lost amid sarcastic laughs and the tinkle of glasses.
Saturday ("It's still Friday night!") the crowds converge on
Empire Stadium — Tom, Dick, Harry, (and mickey) — to view the
Summit of Canadian football — the meeting of East and West.
To die-hard football fans, the outcome is a matter of life and
death. If the West loses, they will never live it down. Nasty asides
will be scribbled on Christmas cards from Toronto ("What happened, hey? That proves the East is superior.")
Of course, if the Good Guys do win, the same procedure is
in order: "Merry Christmas, Hogtown. When will you admit you're
Oh, yes. The game. Edmonton by seven points. We all know
the Western powers rule the world (and Eastern Canada, for that
Sports Shorts
Roughies to Train Here
The Eastern pro football
champions and Grey Cup finalist Ottawa Roughriders will
practise for the big game at
UBC Stadium.
The Roughriders are expected to arrive sometime Thursday. It is not known whether
Ottawa will seek advice from
world-renowned football sage
and UBC's number one faculty
member, Dean Frank Gnup.
* *      *
UBC Weightlifters placed
second Sunday to a team from
the Doug Hepburn gym in the
B.C. weight-lifting championships.
UBC's Richard Murakami
broke his B.C. Junior clean
and jerk record with a lift of
200 lbs. Andrew Hinds established two new UBC records
for the 132-lb. class, pressing,
165 lbs. and jerking 230.
The UBC team faced strong
opposition in several B.C. record  holders. ,
* *      *
UBC Wrestlers won an allcomers meet held Friday at the
apparatus gym. The 'Bird
squad edged St. Helen's by 3
points. UBC winners were Ron
Effa, Wes Akerman, Doug
Maclean, Dave Thompson,
Dick Climie, and Keith Cas-
person.      *      *      *
UBC's mixed up Badminton team lost a disappointing
8-4 decision t o Vancouver
Club in "B" division action
Thursday. Only Ed and Rolf
Paterson turned in steady performances. The women's team
didn't win a game, and are
still looking for their first win
of the season.
The loss virtually eliminates the UBC squad from the
City playoffs.
*      *      *
In intramural news, the tennis doubles championships
will be held Wednesday in the
fieldhouse. Eng and Robertson
of Beta met Oulton and Huber-
man of Ramblers. Inter-residence scores: Football, St.
Marks 8, Ft. Camp 6; Men's
Res. over Anglican by default:
Basketball, Acadia I 37, Men's
Res. 28; Ft. Camp 41, Acadia
II 34.
UBC's Jaycee soccer team
captured first place in the
Mainland League fourth division Sunday by defeating Kol-
pen 3-1 at Columbia Park.
*      *      *
In City Squash League action over the weekend, Racquets Club downed UBC four
matches to one. Lone winner
for UBC was Chris Maule.
Other 'Bird racqueteers were.
Chris Scott, Bill Whitelaw,
Ian Campbell, and Geoff Fielding.
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T  H  E   '   U  B Y S Z E Y
Tuesday,  November 22,   1960
Lost Weekend Twice Today
Reservations  Needed
For  Filmsoc Showing
"Lost  Weekend" —  Auditorium today — 3:30 and 8:00 p.m.
Two Films — "Radiation";
"One Wo rid or None", tomorrow   noon  —   Bu.   104.
West India
The acting director of the
extension department of the
University College of the West
Indies will lecture here Thursday noon in Bu 203.
Title of Dr. Rawle Farley's
speech is "West Indian Federal
Prospects Re-examined."
iaff...Dam You!
Dear Dr. Frood: What should
I look for first when I look for
a wife?
Dear Dr. Frood: Our son has
been in college three months,
and we haven't heard a word
from him. Not even a post card.
1 don'.t want him, to think I am
too demanding or overprotect-
ive,-but frankly I am worried.]
What should I do?
Worried Mother
after only three months in college? He's still learning how to
Dear Dr. Frood: I am six foot
five,, 225 pttunds, handsome, tan-'
ned, muscled, a good athlete.
But I can't get along with girls
foeeatise-1 can never think of
anything to say. What do you
suggest? -
zan, you Jane."
East African speaker and film
on Kenya — "East Africa: Road
to Independence". Tues.—12:30
— Bu. 102.
*        *        *
"United Nations in Action"—
John Grant—member of UNEF
in Suez. Thurs. noon in Bu. 102.
All  welcome.
Important general meeting today — Bu. 202.
* * *
Meeting Thurs. noon — Bu.
221. * * *
Meeting   8:00 p.m.  tomorrow
in    Buchanan    Penthouse.    Dr.
Christian will preview the Putnam Contest, on Dec. 3rd.
* * *
South Africa: In or Out of
Commonwealth. Panel Discussion, Friday noon.
First in a series of programs of documentary
films will ue presented Wednesday in the Film Society
clubroom in the Brock Extension.
The program will include three films: "The
Street," on the work of the
Elizabeth   Fry Society,   "Pro
duction 5118", a study on personal communications, and
"Panguirtung", a study of the
integration of Eskimos into
Western civilization.
As the size of the audience
is limited, admission is by
reservation only, to be made
at the clubroom. Coffee will
;be   made   at   the   clubroom.
RUSSIAN 200 Wanted, used
Russian 200 grammar text.
(Gronika) call Walt at CA
PLEASE the person who took
my umbrella by mistake by
the door of the main library
on Thursday, the 17th, bring
it back and put it in the same
place. It will certainly be
WOULD the person who took
by mistake from the college
library last week, a size 40
Woodsonia raincoat instead of
their size &8 of the same (with
a roll of scotch tape in one
pocket) please call BE 3-8439
for exchange.
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Then write to a handsome, an
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IF NOT, ao so soon. Because, in the interests of student solvency, a branch
of The Bank of Nova Scotia opened there on November 21 - established,
quite frankly, with on eye to the future. You see, we think it stands to
reason that small deposits now may well be big deposits later, especially at
U.B.C. We're even calling it the University Branch, 'though goodness
knows everyone's welcome. And this new branch of BNS (Vancouver's
thirty-first, by the way) can best get off to a good start if a few daring
souls like you drop in, if only to stand and stare. Certainly manager Kent
Carter and his staff are booking forward to your visit because they want
to show you how well the BNS University Branch is equipped to take care
of your money and financial problems. Drop by soon to say "hello."
You'll be more than welcome.


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