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 NOV 2$ i960
Vol.  XLIIi.
VANCOUVER..   B.C.,  FRIDAY,  NOVEMBER  25,   i960
No.  31
—Photo by Lynne Nixon
DAVE EDGAR SMILES proudly from his new Jaberwockycycle
which will now allow him to make it to his classes on time.
Let's hope Buster's doesn't tow it away while he is in class.
Through thick, thin
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Dave Edgar cycles
AMS President David Edgar has a bicycle at his disposal
for use as campus transportation.
He asked the Ubyssey to supply him one after reading a
suggestion in Jabberwocky, a weekly column, that he lead the
fight to get rid of Busters by replacing automobiles with bicycles on campus.
Liberal organizer
says neutralism
not for Canada
Neutralism is not the answer
for Canada, the national organizer of the Liberal party said
here Thursday.
Jim Scott told a small crowd
in Brock Lounge that Canada's
role should be as mediator, but
that Canada must side with the
U.S. in international disputes because of the close proximity of
the two countries.
"We cannot be neutral if we
want to work for peace," Scott
said. He stated that a neutralist is one who turns his back on
trouble. "You can't solve problems by turning your back on
He said a Liberal government
would institute a vocational
training program designed to
train any Canadian citizen to
his fullest extreme.
"What Canada needs and will
continue to need is more
trained personnel," he said.
"Right now we have as a
working force people who can't
do anything. But we have people
who can be trained for jobs."
Scott said a Liberal government would also attempt to get
the Canadian dollar back to par
with the U.S. dollar in order to
alleviate unemployment.
Mary Shakespeare, a fourth
year nursing student, offered to
loan Edgar her sister's bicycle,
and it is that which he is now
The following is a report of a'
journey made by Ubyssey columnist Derek Allen to test the
comes to campus.
9:57 — I left 37th and Dunbar
peddling  toward the campus.
9:58 — I got off the bike at
35th and Dunbar to push it the
rest of the way up the hill.
10:02 — I began to coast down
the hill towards l'6th.
10:15 — I reached 16th and
10:20 — I reached the Gates.
10:30 — I reached the War
Memorial Gymnasium.
10:33 — JABBERWOCKYCYCLE arrives at the Buchanan
10:35 — I reach my French
class, bright-cheeked, exuberant,
bursting with health.
10:45 — The perspiration engendered by my exercise began
to dry, leaving that sticky,-unclean feeling.
11:23 — I staggered down the
hall after French. My legs
seemed unnaturally sore.
WOCKYCYCLE'S are unsafe.
Note: 11:50 — snow began to
fall — wet, sloppy snow. The
parked outside Dave Edgar's office before 1:30.
Staff our own sites
MacKenzie tells U.S.
Defense installations
must be all-Canadian
NEW YORK (CP)—University of B.C. President Dr. Norman MacKenzie said here Wednesday Canadians should staff
all defence establishments in Canada and produce some of the
weapons used in them.
In an address to the Canadian
Society of New York Dr. McKen-
zie said that as long as Canada
and the United States have common weapons, some of them
should be made in Canada.
"It would be highly dangerous
for Canada to accept passively
situation in which she provided
all the raw materials for manufacture in another country," Dr.
MacKenzie said.
"Our economy would suffer
and many of our brightest young
men would move over the 49th
parallel, as so many have done
in the past."
"Because of this, and to maintain our feelings of self respect,
I feel it desirable that Canada
should insist upon manning all
defence establishments within
Canada except insofar as she
invites, others to .come in   and
"That is the price that must
be paid if we are to remain a
free nation."
Dr, MacKenzie applied the
same arguement to investment
and industrial development.
"We have to reconcile our desire for rapid growth and affluent living with our concern for
our separate identity," he said.
When Canadians know that
U.S. investment is greater in
Canada than in South America
and that Canada has trade deficit
with her neighbor of more than
$1 billion annually, there are
vague fears about the consequences of this unequal trade
and a very real suspicion that
the Canadian economy might be
taken over completely by American business.
"The problem of course, is to
secure co-operation without absorption,"  Dr.  MacKenzie   said.
"If Canada is not to become
as economic colony, then it is
very   important   to   make   sure
A motion to create a Student
Riot and Revolution Committee
was given unanimous approval
by delegates at the Leadership
Purpose of SRRC would be to
carry out the wishes of the student's in a more efficient manner than council.
The resolution was the only
one passed unanimously at the
New bag lunch centre in the
Armory will open at noon today.
Administration was unable to
complete arrangements by Monday.
It is hoped that entertainment
will be provided.
that there is an adequate use
made cf Canadian management,
that there is no closed door policy about the purchase of stocks,
that policy affecting Canada is
based upon Canadian interests
and not made solely in the head"
offices in the United States . . ."
Similarly, Canadian culture
should not be a pale replica of
the American.
. Canadian sport. is dominated
to too great an extent by Ameri-
adian unions are dominated by
can athletes and too many Can-
head offices in the U.S. he said.
Sheaf to apologize
for Dora story
editor of University of Saskatchewan's weekly; newspaper,
The Sheaf, has been called before a faculty disciplinary committee over a scory (the "Dora"
story) printed October 28.
The story—"I'm Alone"—first
appeared in Laval University's
student paper, Le Carabin, and
resulted in temporary suspension of the paper's editors.
(The Ubyssey printed the
same story November 8, with no
The Committee told the
Sheaf's editor, Dan Bereskin,
that it considered the story in
bad taste and suggested future
material be chosen more carefully.
Bereskin explained that the
story had been printed to give
western students a chance to see
the subject of so much controversy in Eastern Canada.
An editorial apology for the
story's publication is to appear
of the University of Toronto,
will discuss "The future of
higher education in Canada"
when he speaks to the Vancouver Institute in the UBC
Auditorium Saturday, November 26rh at 8:15 p.m.
Editor says
Canada anti
WINDSOR (CUP) — Walter
O'Hearn, managing editor of the
Montreal Star said here there
is considerable .anti-intellectual-
ism in Canada, and that it would
not be removed.
"Canada", he said," while
making progress in the arts, is
still threatened by those anti-
intellectual trends which flow in
all pioneer societies. And also by
a special kind of anti-intellect-
ualism which is inherent in the
Canadian  character."
O'Hearn was speaking at the
Second Annual Seminar on Canadian American relations held
at   Assumption   University.
He enumerated several examples of Canadian progress in the
arts. "Obviously the new Canadian just off the boat who
announces that Canada is a cultural desert, is wide off the
mark," he said.
He emphasized that in spite of
progress in arts there is some
catching up to be done. He then
listed some examples of opposite
trends, which included a quotation from Brendan Behan, the
Irish playwright. "The average
Torontonian ... is a fellow who
leaves the arts to his wife. He
does this because he thinks it's"
sort of feminine for a real he-
man Torontonian to be interested in the theatre or art or poetry. He thinks those things are
O'Hearn applied this comment
to   all  Canadians.
"We are in a society only two
steps removed from the pioneer.
The standards which the frontier
life applied are still current, if
O'Hearn felt that Canada js
in a position to boast of remarkably successful men in business
of the professions who are also
remarkable in their quite way
for culture. "Through the Canada Council we now try to give
creative subsidy to creative art
in a way which would seem
bold in the United States. We
still have a national gallery, although it remains the large economy size.
Hat spoilers
before court
Robin Dyke (Arts I) and Malcolm Turnbull (Arts III) will appear before Student Court aesd
will be individually charged
with "conduct unbecoming to a
university student."
The charge arose from activities at the Homecoming football
game of Oct. 29th when a Drum
Major's hat, valued at $75, was
The Student Court will be
asked     to     allocate     damages
-arnpnfl    any     partioo    they    feel
were responsible for the  damage. Page 2
Fwday, November 25,  1960
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Published   three   times weekly   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).
Editor-in-Chief: Fred Fletcher
Managing Editor Roger McAfee
News  Editor Denis   Stanley
Features Editor   ........   Ed Lavalle
t Photography Editor Byron Hender
Senior Editor Ann Pickard
Sports Editor Mike Hunter
Critics Editor Dave Bromige
CUP Editor Bob Hendrickson
Layout: Jones' Folly
STAFF: — Krishna Sahay, Fred Jones, Dick Arkley, Bob Cannon, Christine Chester, Coleman Romalis, Nico Snoek,
Derek Allen, George Railton. Joe Bolduc, Ian Brown,
John Bonenfant, Sharon Rodney.
SPORTS: .— Bert MacKinnon, Chris Fahrni, Judy, Sewell,
Dieter Urban, Norm Christie.
"Let's All Buck Fuster's."
"Go Home Yanqui."
"Communist Agressors."
Perhaps you don't see the connection. These are all slogans
which exploit emotion at the expense of reason.
A slogan is a comfortable device; it provides a ready-
made point of view with the necessity of having to think
about the problem.
However, a slogan not resting on fact can be dangerously
misleading, and it is disquieting to realize that campus opinion
has so readily adopted one of these.
Let's look at the facts about Buster's.
The UBC Administration employs Buster trucks on a
contract basis; this means that the pay is the same whether
they tow away one car or a hundred. Buster's has therefore
no finanical stimulus to tow away as man cars as possible;
on the contrary, it might be argued that it would pay them to
remove as few as possible.
However, Buster drivers have no say as to which cars to
tow away; this direction is made by the Building and Grounds
patrolmen, who are employed by Administration to enforce
the parking regulations.
It follows that those who dislike the system are in reality
at odds with the Administration, while the quarrel of those
who object to the way it is enforced is with the B and G
traffic officers.
The danger of making Buster's the whipping-boy for the
alleged sins of these two bodies has already been amply
demonstrated. Another rock through another truck window
could mean not only bad publicity for the university, but
serious injury to the driver.
The Ubyssey is ready to support anyone with a legitimate
grievance against the University parking system. We feel that
there are injustices, caused by the: too efficient administration,
of an imperfect system.
But we have not yet encountered a case where anyone
has, justly or unjustly, suffered directly as the result of action
by a Buster's driver.
Confusing the instrument with the agent is an instance
of fuzzy thinking, or even of lack of thought, that is definitely desirable on a university campus.
As to whether Buster's is necessary at UBC; the B and
G traffic office claims that all traffic violations are caused by
approximately two percent of the student body.
The number of anti-Buster fans on campus, not all of
whom are inspired by ideological motives, leads one to suspect that this percentage would increase alarmingly if the
towing system were  removed.
As long as even this criminal two percent is in our midst,
an effective system of control is necessary; and the present
system, for all its inadequacies, has at least the merit of being
reasonably efficient.
Letters to the Editor
Parlez-Vous Smut?
The Ubyssey,
Attention:  Mr. Russell Robinson
Dear Sir:
I feel that you, sir, owe an
apology to the members of the
clubs of this university which
speak a language other than
English. Your statement that
foreign-language notices in the
Ubyssey "might be smutty, you
know," insinuates a complete
lack of good taste and responsibility among the members
and executives of these groups
and, as such, is a grave insult
to their integrity.
Although I can not speak except in general terms for other
foreign-language clubs, I can
say, on behalf of the Alliance
Francaise, that it pains us
greatly to learn that such a low
opinion of our sense of responsibility exists on this campus.
We feel that a little more confidence should be placed in our
abilities to realize fully the
implications of the particular
advantage we may have over
some fellow students who do
not read our language and that
this confidence should also be
placed in our abilities to act in
good taste, avoiding vigorously
any and all abuses with which
our position mi?ht tempt us.
It is, therefore, with a feeling of deepest indignation that,
on behalf of the Alliance Francaise, I suggest that you, Mr.
Robinson, show that this sense
of resnonsibility and good
taste, which you imply is lacking among us, is, in fact, not
unkown to  you.
David  TVntt,
President,  Alliance Francaise.
Frosh Gadfly
The Ubyssey,
jj.±ar Sir:
The Frosh Council has delivered itself with great labour
of a brain-child — a nameless
. news-sheet —perhaps hastened
by a little prodding, although
this is merely conceited conjecture and slanderous specu.
In a thinly-veiled rebuttal to
one who shall remain anonymous through modesty and fear
(me!), the essential qualities
of a Frosh President were enumerated — to wit: blonde
hair, blue eyes, and a dimpled
chin.   "Behold, thou impudent
abomination" (the article seemed to say), "thou hadst not the
necessary qualifications to lead
the multitudinous Frosh from
ye olde wilderness." Well, it's
all in a sense of values, I suppose.
I'm glad to see that the hitherto unheralded workers have
risen in monolithic solidarity to
repudiate the grossly unjust
attacks made upon their sacred personages. But, methinks,
the glorious trumpet-call has
produced but a single faltering
note.  Don't stop now!
My previous letter did not
attempt to launch a personal
crusade against the leader of
these shadowy figures. Your
persecution complex is showing, sir! I suggest you re-read
the massive missive — you'd
find it anarchic ramblings and
numerous digressions had, as
an object, a bit of a nudge in
general to the slow-rolling
Frosh bandwagon. "="-■'•
A vigorous and constructive
opposition has always been
part and parcel of democratic
progress, fulfilling a necessary
function in attacking gubernatorial lethargy — (incidentally, there's the perfect substitute for that worn-out word,
"apathy"). But may I point
out that my criticism was not
entirely with "malice afore
thought," so to speak.
Hi ho gadfly, away!
Yours till the ink runs dry,
Mike   Coleman,  Arts   I.
c/o Editor,
The Ubyssey,
Dear Maxine,
Regarding your suggestion
of the 24th regarding study
Good News! They already
exist though they are not recognized as such. They are
lighted from above, have a
hanger for whatever you will,
but are deficient in bookspace,
and somewhat lacking in sound
proofing. The seating arrangement is rather unorthodox but
this will save travel time as
you will see later.
Where, you ask? Why every
gentleman's (and presumably
every ladies') toilet is supplied
with a rank of them. Go to!
Yours in love and charity,
J. P. R.
P.S — Humm all you like!
Frat Debate
The Editor,
The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
In a brilliant and witty
crusade against the evils of
fraternal life, Lorenne Gordon
approached success in her debate. However, I think her attack on Miss Mauro is uncalled
for and in worse taste than the
latter's attack on Miss Gordon
and her sister. I would not advocate that Miss Mauro sue the
Gordon sisters but if their undue embarrassement or inconvenience to Miss Mauro continues I would think that she
would have no other choice.
After the witty remarks o£
Lorenne Gordon et al concerning the fraternities, Miss Mauro, in rebuttal, offered an
aside in the heat and hilarity
v,i the argument wondering
where Miss Gordon got her inside information. This, I feel,
in no way was an actual slander on the elder Miss Gordon's
character but was a remark in
keeping with the spirit of the
mock debate. The only charge
that should be laid against it
is that it is less humourous
than many of Miss Gordon's remarks.
However, for some reason
unkown to myself, Gail Gordon
interpreted the remark as a
personal insult to her sister.
She very bravely, although I
think wrongly, thought it nec-
es?ary to protect her sister
being able to stand successfully against fifteen percent
of U.B.C. population) and did
so in a slightly nasty manner.
Miss Mauro replied in kind
with some facetious and frivolous remarks and poetry which,
although perhaps too pointed,
could hardly be taken literally as apparently they have
been The uproar that followed
must indeed be quite painful
to Miss Mauro and, I think,
those responsible for it should
apoligize to her.
Before closing, I feel that I
should make it clear that my
suggestion to sue the Gordons
is not to be taken seriously as
on reflection of last Tuesday's
debate I can readily see that it
might) and that my surname is
actually not Mauro.
Apologetically yours,
Edward Andrews.
Oh Boy! UBC this fall!
Exams? What exams??? Friday, November 25,   1960
Page 3
Alberta joins
building boom
EDMONTON—A new 10-storey Education Building is to
be built on the U of A campus. Construction will begin within
a few months say University administration.
this year's freshman
class graduates, the University
will also have a new library,
new residence and possibly a
new fine arts building and enlarged Students Union Building.
It will have- few if any of the
temporary structiures erected
during World War II and retained to house parts of a rapidly expanding University.
The new Education Building
will consist of a central 10-
atory tower, housing faculty offices, two classroom wings, running east and west from the
tower, and a library and gymnasium, one at each end of the building and projecting northward
from it. Estimated cost is $3,000,-
000. The building will probably
be the biggest on campus.
The office section will be
reached by elevators. Classroom
wings must be restricted to four
levels because the heavy traffic
between classes makes elevators
imparctical. The gymnasium and
education library wings will
each be one story high, due to
the prohibitive cost of wide roof
spans over tall structures.
It is expected that the new
facilities for U of A's largest
faculty will be ready by the fall
of 1962. The present Education
Building, erected during the
1930's, was planned to accommodate 350 students. There are
presently 1,599 education undergraduates on the Edmonton campus, as well as several graduate
The infirmary and one of the
staff residences on 87 Avenue
will be removed to make way
for the new building. Eventually, all the staff residences in
this area will be demolished.
A quadrangle will be created
between the new Education
Building and the Medical Building, flanked on the east and
west by St. Stephen's and St.
Joseph's Colleges. Green areas
are now planned almost as carefully as buildings, and parking
lots are being carefully located,
Prof.    A.   A.   Ryan,   executive
assistant to the president said
this week.
"Campus construction often
leads to a collection of buildings rising from a sea of used
cars," Dr. L. A. De Monte, University of California architect,
warned during his recent visit
to the campus.
The necessity to pres erve
green areas is one of the reasons "high rise" residences are
favored, Prof. Ryan said. "We
are going cautiously in making
plans for residences because we
don't want to do anything we
can't undo," he added.
and Leader of Her Majesty's
Loyal Opposition in the Provincial Legislature will speak
in Brock Lounge at Noon Friday.
UBC grad receives
CIL fellowship
MONTREAL — A University
of B.C. graduate has been awarded one of 18 fellowships offered
annually by Canadian Industries Limited.
Leslie R. Galloway, son of
Mrs. A. L. Galloway, 869 Phoenix St., Victoria, and the late
Alexander L. Galloway, wiil use
the awara valued at $2,400, including $400 for the university,
in working towards a Ph.D. degree at UBC.
(Mt for the man toho toirts freedom
A gentleman ts free of every possible fashion restriction
I When he dons the casual shirts of our sporting selection. The
and°l Wil1 gl'° eni°* ir9^2^ °f thoice in labric
the shirt 'n tie bar
(In Bay Parkade)
"come in and tie one on"
Pulitzer winner
to lecture here
Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., Harvard professor of history, author
and Pulitzer pride winner, will
visit UBC Dec. 7 under the auspices of the special events and
fine   arts   committees.
He will speak at 12:30 p.m.
in the auditorium on "Our government in the atomic age: can
it  do the  job?
Considered to be one of his
country's leading historians,
youngest to win the Pulitzer
prize awarded for his "The age
of Jackson" the author is the
son of Arthur M. Schlesinger,
also a distinguished historian.
A book-of-the-month selection
was Mr. Schlesinger, Jr.'s second
book "The crisis of the old
order" first volume of his new
His 'third book "The vital center" deals with contemporary
work "The age of Roosevelt."
political and social problems.
Ohio born, Mr. Schlesinger,
Jr., was graduated summa cum
laude from Harvard in 1938 and
the following year his honors
essay was published under the
title of "Orestes A. Brownson:
a pilgrim's progress."
Out Wichtia way a dapper
salesman uses a calling card
that reads: "World's greatest
salesman." In parenthesis below, in miniscule type, is the
added information, "WTorld, Nebraska:  Population 355."
Fraternities and sororities are
again one of the big issues at
Several universities, particularly the French-Canadian ones,
do not have fraternities. Many
have the Greeks but do not allow them on campus; others
like UBC permit them but do
not encourage them, while at
other universities the whole
campus life is dominated and
controlled by fraternities and
Greek letter organizations
were orignally imported from
the United States. The majority
of the Canadian organizations
are chapters of U.S. parent
bodies and come under the American  Greeks  constitutions.
A few Canadian fraternities
and sororities have been formed
and have no connection with
U.S. organizations.
An example of American domination of some Canadian fraternities was disclosed at UBC
last year.
The Civil Liberties Union
charged Alpha Tau Omsga and
Sigma Chi fraternities with having clauses which discriminated
on the grounds of race. These
fraternities answered the charge
by stating that the discriminatory clauses were in the constit-
tion of their parent organization
and that they could not change
Last year at the University of
Toronto ousted their Greek let-
■°r societies from the campus.
The severance occured after a
case of racial discrimination involving a sorority and a negro
girl was disclosed.
The sororities defence in essence was that they were complying with a "gentleman's
agreement" with their U.S. parent body.
However, despite certain discriminations which do exist, the
fraternities and sororities must
->e filling a function or they
would not continue to exist.
A clue to their function was
given in a Dalhousie Gazette column in 1959.
"Basically, a fraternity is a
group of college men bound together by a common factor of
friendship as embodied in their
iraternital codes. The members
will reap the benefits of this
friendship for the rest of their
lives, not only while in college.
While you are in college your
fraternity provides a room,
meals, and companionship, a
home away from home, and provides its members with a social
life, and sports events (on a
smaller, less formal scale than
ihe UniversVty)."
From my own observations
as a non-fraternity man I would
say that UBC Greeks do this and
more for their members.
The Varsity reported in March
of this year that the University
of Toronto Phi Delta Epsilon
medical fraternity had admitted
Negro members.
I believe that UBC Greek letter organizations have ignored
their responsibilities by not following this example.
By hearsay report I learned
last year of a Chinese girl who
was told by a sorority to quit
rushing or she would be in
trouble. Considering that UBC
is one of the most cosmopolitan
?ampi and that to my knowledge
no Chinese, Negro, East Indian,
or what have you belongs to a
fraternity or sorority, I would
be led to give credence to such
a story.
As discrimiation is cited by
anti-Greek factions as the chief
argument against fraternities I
believe that it should be the
duty of fraternity members to
act positively to intergrate
themselves rather than retire
behind the barricade of "we
don't have to explain ourselves"
which so many Greeks tend to
It is unfortunate that the de*
finite and real good fraternities
do should be linked with characteristics which are so repugnent
to our ideals.
6 ways to
hypnotize men
Ever wonder why some of the
plainest gals walk off with the
most eligible bachelors—often
under the noses of a batch of
beauties? The December Journal tells you "How to Be Popular." Your eyes, smile, manner
can help you hypnotize men—
if you know a few simple tricks.
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an irrefutable source—men!
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Campus discusses cold-hot war
"What Cold War?"
"J never think about politics."
'fThe Russians should be
wiped out."
'|The Americans shoud be
wiped out."
"Frankly, I'm not interested."
While campus concern over
the'- present Cold War and it's
possible reprocussions cannot be
said to ride high, opinions on the
subject are many and varied.
"If they are going to have a
war, I wish they'd have one and
get* it over with."
"I'd rather die than live under  Communism."
''We're not going to have a
war." Why not? —"Because we
can't, that's why."
'■'We should officially declare
war on the Soviet Union."
Said one girl, summing up,
"On the whole, most of us would
rather forget it than face it."
In talks with the students and
some of the faculty, I found her
statement, tragically verified.
Campus citizens do want to
"iforget it." And their methods
Of .doing so are subtle and
A favorite subterfuge of students concerned with giving an
imbression of clear - sighted
rationality is the bland platitude:
<sOh, of course there won't
be'another war. All intelligent
persons (such as ourselves, they
imply) realize that such an Occurence 'would be disasterous."
Sqme misguided
The more honest, but equally
misguided, say earnestly . . .
"There is nothing we can do
about it. But somebody will take
cape of it . . . Somebody has
It is both alarming and discouraging to find students at the
university level, as well as some
faculty members, spilling forth
such speculation:
Surely they must realize that
there is an arms race inherent in
the Cold War.
Surely it is not diffculty to
foresee the possibile horrific results of the stockpiling of deadly
atomic weapons.
Surely it is far more logical,
far more humane, far more
necessary, to take steps to prevent this massing of lethal
power, rather than merely wishing it away.
But, all around us, on campus
there are strong dissenting
voices, arguing that the production of atomic weapons must
"The Cold War must be fought
by the U.S. with increasing
strength and toughness," said
members of the Sopron faculty,
refugees of the Hungarian Revolution who founded a forestry
school here.
"Few people understand that
the Russians want world conquest—this was one of the aims
of the Revolution. Just nOW they
(the Russians) are biding their
time—building up, their economy planning more advanced
weapons, bluffing the U.S. with
promises of peace, until such a
"Therefore it is esential that
we not back dowri^urgent that
we defy them at this particular
time—as this may well be our
last  chance."
"Sure, we should probably disarm," said one practical student,
"but can the economy take it?
As the production of nuclear
and. conventional arms gives us
much of our industry, what sort
of crisis would there be if the
arm industry halted?"
"©isarm and let the Russians
blast us off the face of the
"Well, I don't see why we
should have to disarm, after all,
there are bomb shelters, and
they are trying to develop a
clean bomb."
A professor of Philosophy listened to all of these statements,
and commented:
"The issues involved in the
Cold War and its hazards are so
complex that many sufface statements are used to cover them . . .
the deeper you delve, the more
confused you get. And people
don't like to be confused."
Dr. Avrum Stroll, also of the
philosophy department, had
something similar to say.
"Students have no idea of the
background of the present world
conflict and cannot therefore,
properly discuss or act on problems as they occur.
"They are alarmingly unaware of the writings of Darwin, Freud and Marx—all of
whom commented often on, and
in a sense shaped, our present
"Had students any knowledge
of the ideological forces behind
the Cold War, they might realize
that the threat of nuclear war—
and there is a threat—comes
more from the West father than
the East."
Students and Faculty
finally take a definite stand
Boren on the tide of slowly
aroused public indignation at
the attitude of the Canadian
government toward the nuclear
threat, ahd it's feeble pretense
thfct Canadians could survive a
nuclear war, the students and
faculty of UBC are beginning to
take a stand.
Last spring, the faculty members of the University circulated
a petition protesting the  stockpiling of nuclear weapons.
Ample Response
Although there was ample response to the petition among
the staff, results were almost
' Faculty, despite the number
j^tiil deeply concerned with the
problem, seems presently to be
91 a state of depressed confusion.
Students are faring better.
Last summer, a group of students from UBC, in co-operation
with major peace groups in Vancouver, formed a branch of the
Radiation Hazards g r o u p" on
To Demonstrate Horror
As yet, they have had little
Opportunity for concrete action,
but, as time goes on, they hope
to be able to show the students,
by way of debates, films and
demonstrations, the horrifying
implications of nuclear warfare.
It is very important that this
group succeed.
There is on campus~a growing
number of students who are-
vaguely aware of the falicies of
government policy who would,
if they felt they could, fight for
a new, sane approach to these
Wtahdrawal from NATO, referendum On war, less money;
spent on weapons, more for
housing and schools.
Warfare is Fatal
It will be the job of the Radiation Hazards group, firstly, to
show to the wavering the path
of passionate, political protest
and constructive anti-war
action, and secondly, to prove to
the indifferent that, despite
assurances to the contrary, modern warfare is fatal, both to ourselves and to the future.
The group is open to all individuals interested in this important problem, individuals interested in facing it, and solving it.
Political  Club Support
Let us also hope that the CCF
and L i b e,r a 1 campus clubs
(when the time comes,) will
stress this problem in campus
elections, as their mother parties
have done.
The Liberal party tends to
stand more for the "putting
peace first" approach than concrete, economic change, but the
CCF, in advocating withdrawal
from NATO and other definite
steps, shows the promise of
"adopting a vigourouse, constructive policy".
Students Speak
Once students begin to become aware, that:
1. There is no defense in a
-nuclear war;
2. That any attempts — even
on the part of "Holiest
John"—to convince us that
there exists such defense,
are false;
3. That only when the arms
race is eliminated will we
be able to plan sensibly for
peace, and;
4. That this duty lies with us,
in Canada, in the West-
then we may begin to plan
on a safe and sane life for
ourselves and our children.
For those concerned with the
"Bad Guys"—the Soviet Union
— we must' realize that, while
world domination may be their
goal (no less than the Americans) the communists wants to
achieve this end, not through
destructive nuclear warfare, but
through the methods which will
benefit themselves and their
The way to fight the Soviet
Union, then, if we must do this,
is to replace the chaotic and
staggeringly Western economy
with a form of socialized society
which will build our country
into a stronger one — economically and socially.
"Yes," several other faculty
members said.
"The status and the economy
of the Western world is becoming increasingly unstable, and
while we can only speculate on
how or why' war might start,
because of the desperate position
the West is in, they are far
more likely to precipitate a war.
"At least, it is the western
economy, and not that of the
"Soviet Union, which demands
that they keep up a war drive
... and was there ever a war
drive which did not eventually
involve a war?"
This unpopular and pessimistic outlook was not shared by
Dean Soward, head of International Studies.
"What makes you think the
American economy is declining?" he asked.
MI think that both sides are
sincere in their desire for pesce
. . . although there is always
danger of war breaking out
through some accident."
While, as Dr. Soward pointed
out, the West on the surface
does not appear to be hell-bent
for destruction, still it shows it's
helplessness in the Cuban crisis,
in its inability to solve such prob-
in its inability to sole such problems as unemployment.
And the real issue is, after all,
that, badly as things are going
now, they will get worse if disarmament begins, as America
has for years staved off depression with the war industry.
Under the present economy,
then, it seems that the arms race
must continue—are we to pay
the price?
At the present time, trapped
by these complexities and contradictions, the Western governments, Canada included, are attempting to prepare the people
for war.
"Oh, they think we're fools,"
said one woman.
"They errect those ridiculous
shelters, and try to tell us we
could survive another war.
"We can't."
Surely the government officials who erect frail and worse
than pointless bomb shelters,
who urge us to participate in
air-raicrdrills,,must be aware, as
that woman was, that there is no
defense in a nuclear war. *
But they assiduously continue
their wide-spread campaign to
convince   citizens,   firstly,   that
war may be necessary— "nothing could be worse than living
under Communism" — and
secondly, that there is a protection against radiation ■—■ "just
take some canned food into your
shelter, and you'll be fine."
It is hard to know just why
the government keeps up these
ridiculous pretenses . . . there
could be many reasons.
But it is still harder to understand why, faced with scientific
evidence to the contrary, the
Canadian students, reportedly
an intelligent animal, will
blindly swallow this propaganda.
To sponsor
panel with US
The UBC along with the University of Washington is sponsoring a panel discussion on
"The defence policies- and United States leadership of the
western alliance." The conference is to be held in Seattle,
Dec. 1-3.
All interested persons may
attend. Funds from the Leon and
Thea Koerner Foundation will
be used to assist Canadians who
wish to attend.
Other subjects to be discussed
will deal with Canadian and
U.S. economic relations.
Among other speakers are the
Hon. Howard Green, U.S. Senator Harry Jackson, and Dean
F. H. Soward.
Christmas in Cuba
"Christmas and New Year's in
Cuba for $100." This is the of-
*er being made to Canadian
university students by the "Fair
Play for  Cuba  Committee."
Student contingents will leave
Miami, Florida on Dec. 3 and
will return Jan, 2.
The price of the trip, which includes transportation from Miami  and  all  expenses, is  $100.
The tour is sponsored by a
group of distinguished writers,
artists and professionals in order to acquaint students with
the "truth" about Cuba, which,
thew maintain, has been distorted in North American press.
All interested students are
isked to contact the "Fair Play
Tour," Room 563, 799 Broadway, New York 3, N.Y.
Potters Presents
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' sex life'
explained in U.K.
LONDON   (Reuters)—Millions of Britons have been told
about the sex-life of fairies.
When two fairies are mutually
attracted they kiss and cuddle
as we do, but the actual mating
process is all a matter of vibrations, according to Miss Mar-
jorie Johnson, secretary of the
Fairy Lore Society.
The mass circulation Sunday
newspaper Pictorial issued Miss
Johnson's report in a land where
many sober citizens believe in
the existence of fairies, ghosts,
and other such fantom-like
Miss Johnson, told the Pictorial she is compiling a book on
the sex activities of the sprites.
She said her book would reveal how fairies make love, re-
Yare to edit
new blue book
Dave Yare has been appointed
editor of the Bureaucrat's Bible.
The Bible, to be ready in
March, is for distribution to all
clubs and undergraduate societies.
It will contain an executive
list of all clubs and societies as
well as an introduction into the
duties of the Student Council
and other governing committees.
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produce  their known kind and
tend their babies.
Miss Johnson maintained thai
fairies are polygamous, sharing
wives, husbands and children.
She said her book is based on
personal observation and on reports from "fairy spotters" all
over Britain. It is entitled
"Fairy  Vision."
The newspaper quoted Miss
Johnson as saying: "It has taken
me years of study to win their
friendship and discover the secrets of their sex life. But anyone who is admitted to the circle of fairy friendship is very
Miss Johnson is further quoted saying: "In fairyland there
is no maritial intercourse as we
understand it.
"You could say they dabble in
the forecourts of love and desire. But because they live on 3
higher plane than we do they
know where to draw the line
when it comes to petting."
Library features litho show
DANIAL J. ROSE, 2873 West
11th, has been awarded the
$1500 Clayburn-Harbison fellowship to work on his
master's degree in metallurgy
at UBC.
Two new exhibits — lithographs and stone rubbings —
will open at the UBC Fine Arts
Gallery, on Tuesday, November
22, and continue until December
Circulated by the Western
Canada Art Circuit in cooperation with the National Gallery
of Canada, "Contemporary
Lithography, 1958" will offer
89 prints from 21 countries.
They are selections from the
Cincinnati Art Museum's Fifth
The works of such artists as
Afro, Arp, Blanch, Buffet, Davis,
Erni, Hayter, Janko, Kokoschka,
Moore, Tamayo, and Vespignani
are found in groupings covering
realism, abstract expressionism,
and abstraction.
Viewing hours at the gallery
located in the basement of the
UBC library will be from 10:30
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tuesdays
through Saturdays and from 7:00
to 9:00 p.m. Tuesdays.
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manager resigns
Brock Management Committee accepted the resignation of
Games Room Manager Mr. L.
Seed, last week.
He will be paid his full honorarium up to the time of his
resignation. A motion to deduct a 5% penalty was defeated.
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things they wouldn't
let me put in my thesis
A. Hitchcock of Psycho fame
has published a book called
Stories They Wouldn't Let Me
Do On T.V. They art not all
bad stories, but for one reason
or another unsuitable for T.V.
presentation. The title has a
fine ring of Hitchcockian chev-
isance about it: gives the reader the Impression that there
might be something immoral or
censurable under cover, and
gets his literary-appreciation
glands salivating.
That, is what we want to do
on this page, I understand —
whet readership by some
means or other.
But we don't mean to have
the reader leave the cake, after
he has had the icing, and walk
away later to die of intellectual starvation. We want him
to read, mark and inwardly
digest the toothsome, erudite
We are having the same
trouble Hitchcock has — a
wealth of extraneous material
—arising, in this case, out of
a masters' thesis.
— for the number of good
people about the campus who
are wondering what we are
doing, that's it: we are writing
a thesis. Where there's smoke,
there's fire. This is the smoke.
The  issue  is B a r d o 1 atry.
One of the basic tenets of
Bardolatry was that Shakespeare was too good for the
theatre; the Roman tics enshrined him, rather, in the
closet. "There can be no comparative pleasure," said Coleridge, "between having a great
man in our closet and on the
The task, but really it is a
joy, of examining the phenomenon of Bardolatry, is made
more pleasurable by the undeniable fact that these great
critics all have their twentieth-
century counterparts. In Leigh
Hunt's paper, the Examiner, we
meet the great critical minds
of his day, just as we meet today's in Bromi ge's Critic's
Page, and it is easy to draw
analogies between  them.
Hazlitt, for instance, is the
obvious spiritual progenitor of
that terrible (in the good, old
medieval sense) arch-critic of
this page, Mike Matthews. We
can fairly see the farmers from
Dewdney scurrying for cover
ar, he brandishes his rabbit-gun
at  them.
For Hazlitt, the general run
of mankind were as incapable
of appreciating Shakespeare's
plays in the theatre, as the general run of theatre managers
were incapable of producing
them, and actors of acting
"We are not," he wrote in
the Examiner, in 'the number
of those who are anxious in
recommending the getting-up
of Shakespeare's plays in general as a duty which our stage-
managers owe equally to the
author and the reader of these
wonderful compositions. The
representing the finest of them
on the stage, even by the best
actors, is, we apprehend, an
abuse of the genius of the poet;
and even in those of a second-
rate class, the quantity of sentiment and imagery greatly outweighs the immediate impression of the situation and story
... .It is only the pantomime
part of tragedy, the exhibition
of immediate and physical distress, that which gives the
greatest opportunity for
"inexpressible dumb-shew and
noise', which is sure to tell, and
tell completely, on the stage.
All the rest, all that appeals
to our profounder feelings, to
reflection and impagination, all
that affects us most deeply in
our closets, and in fact constitutes the glory of Shakespeare,
is little else than an interruption and drag on the business
of the stage . . . Hence it is that
the reader of Shakespeare's
plays is almost always disa-
pointed in seeing them acted;
and for our own parts, we
should never go to see them
acted, if we were not bound
as critics to do so."
Can we not feel the sting of
the salt-pellets?
Leigh Hunt, who has the distinction of being the central
figure of our thesis, has the
added distinction of being a
dead ringer for Bromige. He is
much more humanitarian than
Hazlitt; we might say he is the
People's Bardolater. He was
concerned with elevating the
people to a proper appreciation
of Shakespeare, and improving the existing theatrical standards of production. As time
went on, he began to despair of
seeing a perfect production of
Shakespeare—as Bromige probably will—but he never lost
sight of the fact theat Shake-
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speare was, in the first place,
the People's Playwright. As for
posite  of Kean and Macready
(the Wolfit and Gielgud of their
day) could be found, it would
perhaps   be   adequate   to   the
representation    of   some   of
Shakespeare's great roles.
Orestes bloody
"We are exceedingly skeptical," he wrote, "as to the
power of any actor to represent such a mind as Lear's,
just as we are in the case of
Hamlet. The acting faculty is a
thing not intellectual or sensitive enough: and if it were, it
would defeat itself; it would
sink under such a wear and
tear of the union of thought
and passion with the physical
representation of it . . . An
actor who performs Lear truly
should so terrify and shake the
town, as to berequested never
to perform the part again. If
he does this, he does it well. If
not, he does not do it at all.
There is no medium, in a scene
which we are to witness with
our eyes, between an unbearable Lear, and no Lear. In
Shakespeare's time, the
scenery, dresses, etc., were so
unlike anything real, and the
public came so much more to
hear the writing of the thing
than to see the acting of it, that
it was comparatively another
matter; but now that the real
man is before us, with his
howling about him, we ought
not to be able to endure the
white beard, and the storm
sight, any more than that of a
mad old father in the public
Is there not a vitality, a piquancy of style, reminiscent of
Bromige? We see that Hunt,
like Bromige, was a perfectionist: but he preserved an ideal
of the theatre, and thought that
at some time the theatre might
atain to it. In the meantime, the
theatre brought Shakespeare
before the notice of a large
audience, and that was better
than   nothing.
We are running over our
space-allotment, so we will
have to defer Coleridge and
Lamb until a later assessment.
We rather fancy ourself for the
role of Coleridge's spiritual
descendant; true, he had not
our poignant sense of humour,
but he was no mean critic, and
a bit hypochondriacal.
Sartre's The Flies, a play
based on the legend of Orestes
and Electra ,and to a limited
extent on the Euripedes play
of the same name, contains
probably more existentialist
doctrine than any other play
or book written by members
of this philosophical movement.
The protagonist of the play
is the Free Man Orestes. In the
first act, he winders into
Argos, his birthplace, where
live his mother Clytemnestra
and his step-father Aegistheus,
who fifteen years before murdered Agamenmnon, Orestes'
true father. Orestes claims that
his visit is prompted by curiosity, and that he has no intention of avenging his father or of
ousting Aegistheus; but he also
suys "Some men are born bespoken; a certain path has been
assigned them, and at its end
there's something they must do,
a deed alloted.' 'And later, he
cries to Zeus for guidance: "O
Zeus, I beseech you, if meek
acceptance, the bowed head
and lowly heart are what you
would have of me, make plain
your will by some sign, "and
Zeus immediately obliges with
a flash of lightning; but Orestes ignores Zeus's will. He
seems to have decided long ago,
before the pl;y begins, on his
actions once in Argos; nothing
in the play is powerful enough
tc be responsible for any
change of heart, .certainly not
his sister Eiectra's mild nagging; and one is left with the
impression that his expedition
has had from the first the murder of Aegistheus :nd Clytem-
nstra as its purpose.
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The focus of the drama lies
therefore not in the twin murders, which are seen to be inevitable, but in Orestes' de-
covery of his absolute freedom:
"Sudden];' . . . freedom crashed
down on me . . . Nature sprang
back, . . . End I knew myself
a man who's lost his shadow.
And there was nothing left in
heaven, no right or wrong, nor
anyone to give me orders."
David Allen, who plsyed
Orestres in the University
Players'   Club   production, did
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not appear to have thought his
role through with enough care.
If Orestes does not from the
opening lines gives the impression of inner conviction, his
decision to murder, a decision
to all appearances unmotivated
by the play's action, strains our
credulity. Mr. Allen's characterisation was too hesitant
throughout the first act.
The murder done with, however, his playing improved
greatly, and he delivered the
final speeches with all the conviction correct emotion and a
strong voice could give.
Mr. Allen moves well, and
his good voice was marred
only by a temptation to which
he succumbed on occasion, to
make it too pleasant; voice
quality then became more important to the actor than the
sense of his lines, which consequently suffered. His appearance was one of beauty and
virility; perhaps too gilded a
lily, but definitely not gelded.
One of the problems of
theatrical makeup is it irrevoc-
sble quality; once the actor is
on stage, he cannot blanch if
his cheeks are covered with
number nine; and in this production, Zeus was made to
sound myopic or at least colourblind, for he had to teil a
blooming Orestes that he looked pale, and a chalky Tutor
that he had pink cheeks. One
ether troubling point to do
with Mr. Allen's performance
was his constant blinking,
which may have been intended
to convey the brilliance of the
southern sun, but looked more
like an attempt to appear keen-
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Jack   Hooper's   Zeus   was   a
striking figure, tall and bushy-
bearded, and his voice, despite
some   odd   intonations,   ("Goo
yer way"), resonantly deific. He
might have stood straighter—■
. like many tall men, Mr. Hooper
has  acquired   a   slight   stoop—
but on second thoughts a wholly erect Zeus would have missed the Christ-like touch so effective in this Zeus, who is a
synthesis    of    many    Western
gods. It was quite credible that
this god could bring lightning;
and   it  was   unfortunate   that,
just when he should have been
most   impressive,    he   became
least impressive. I hsve in mind
the   scene   in  which  Zeus   gestures   toward   his   "iirmanent
spangled with wheeling stars,"
as  the  stage-direction  have  it.
In this production,  not wheeling stars but shapes less recognizable  were  projected  on   to
the cyclorama, and although a
case might be made for depicting   what   could   as  easily  be
enlarged  amoebae as whirling
nebulae—a double   image   underlining    the    consistency    of
matter—I   think   a   man's  eye
view   of   the   heavens   would
have  been more apposite.  But
what was worse was the amplification of Mr. Hooper's voice
during this scene, a gimmick intended    to    make    him    sound
more   catastrophically   god,
which,  due to a faulty instrument which cut the bass tones
from    his    voice,    made    him
sound more like a castrati. THE     UBYSSEY
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the intimate acclaimed
mt unbowed
aults of thought, voice
earance can be found
rthur Marguet's Aegis-
3is first entrance is of
ivritten to be imposing;
't miss the opportunity,
he let down subsequent-
■ shall one define stage
e? As the ability to con-
>wer, and yet speak
' To convey a sense of
; energy, and yet know
j be still? To act close
imit of one's power and
nvince an audience of
it power in reserve? If
5 an answer, it lies in
aradoxes; and Mr. Mar-
vessel of directed and
ed energy, radiated this
e in this part. His scene
eus was the best inte-
of the production, for
ctors listened to one
, and for the only time
evening made us for-
were watching  actors.
ra was played rather
ly By Ivlarjorie Gilbert;
sest this actress could
the fire this role de-
During her opening soli-
the stage directions
lave Electra rub herself
the giant statue of Zeus;
ilbert refused, and the
"thibited quality spoilt
£ the rest of her inter-
n. She is clearly a quite
Lished actress within an
aduate drama - group
f reference, but seemed
Y in this role; as though
:ed the vigour and stam-
Allen's  voice,   reminis-
Katherine Hepburn's
;he power and variation
t of Clytemnestha de-
David Clee's vocal eli-
auffled his lines and
lis characterisation of
or too woolly — he is,
I, a man of incisive wit,
3 the best line of the
ien, hemmed in by Fur-
drawls    to    Orestes,
of     those      primitive
— and the crowd gen-
showed poor under-
g   of   voice   technique,
one   wince   for   their
iffering,   tightly - closed
The other "crowd" scene
the ballet sequence danced by
the Plies, was over-long and,
like many of the play's
speeches, which are more philosophical than dramatic,
would have benefitted by cutting. Joan Haggerty, as Chief
Fly or First Fury, worked very
hard in a taxing role, and
doubtless her dancing would
have been better had she not
had lines to think of, and vice-
versa. But in one speech, "you
need us, Electra . . . you need
our nails to score your skin,"
she clicked, became a funnel to
our subconscious, and had us
acknowledging our own need to
remorse with an innocent fervour; is that one speech, she
achieved a synthesis of exact
emotion and technique seldom
met with at this level of theatre
It would be hard nol lo notice John Madill's lusty, nay,
manic performances as soldier
and rabble-rouser; and he must
also be complimented on his
practical set, the only drawback to which was the steps,
too narrow and too high-the
ratio of riser to step should be
one to three, not one to one.
The spatter-painting was effective enough — black for
flies and red for blood, but I
wonder whether we ought to
have noticed that it was
spatter-painting. A more uneven distribution would surely
have been better.
Mr. Godfrey, as Idiot Boy,
receives special mention for a
well-sustained marathon of
drool. Mr. Franklin, mentioned on the programme as
director, is complimented for
his efforts in casting the play
and arranging the rehearsals,
and the freedom which he al-
allowed his cast.
The music was extremely
apt, and cellist Howard reminded of the Flies in fine,
restrained fashion. This department was perhaps most
successful of all those which
attempted to present, with results which ranged from the
surprisingly good to the predictably bad, this elevating if
awkward play.
The idea of an "intimate
opera" may ^ound strange to
contemporary ears but during
the eighteenth century this was
a popular form of entertainment. Characteristically, three
or four singers performed with
■minimum accompaniment and
settings a repertoire consisting for the most part of light
operas. A company was formed
in Britain in 1930 to revive this
institution. The London Intimate Opera, as the company
is called, presented by Vancouver Woman's Musical Club introduced a Queen Elizabeth
Theatre audience on Wednesday to three charming examples of its repertoire. Its director and accompanist Antony
Hopkins, Soprano Ann Dow-
dall, tenor Stephen Manton,
and baritone Leyland White
together demonstrated that the
concept of a chamber opera
can be just as interesting today as in the past.
The first opera on the
program was "Don Quixote"
— two episodes from the Cer-
vates talc set to music of the
seventeenth century English
composer, Henry Purcell. Fur-
cell's music is an ideal expression of Baroque style
abounding in o r na m ent
and yet beautifully melodic. Though he uses the French
tradition of recitative and dramatic style, he also demonstrates a unique gift for fitting
English words to music. Sing
ers are called upon to exercise
great technical skill but should
not imbue the music with artifice or great sophistication for
it provides its own characterization. None of the singers in
question possessed the requisite
voices to execute the technical aspects of this music without difficulty. While all three
and particularly Mr. Manton
as Quixote, showed affinity for
their characterizations, their
singing was often strained. Ley-
land White tended to "bellow"
his forte passages and Mr. Man-
ton and Miss Dow!and sang
without tonal purity.
A marked improvement was
evident in the performance of
Thomas Arne's "Thomas and
Sally". Arne himself was the
most famous English secular
composer of the Handelian era.
Apart from a few notable exceptions, however, most of his
vast output of music, although
exceptionally popular with the
public of his day and very witty, is considered rather ephemeral. "Thomas and Sally" tells
the story of a simple pure milkmaid who loves an equally
simple and not at all pure
squire. Needless to say, all
turns out for the best, but in
the meantime Arne provides
the singers with some of his
infectious music. The three performers sang with greater ease
in this opera. Ann Dowdall's
upper register gave her less difficulty,  Leyland  White's bari-
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tone was less forced, and
Stephen Manton projected a
clearer tone.
Jaques Offenbach's "Jacques
and Jacqueline" is even closer
to the realm of operetta than
the other two works on the program. Of Offebach's ninety operettas the musicologist Grove
has said that their music never
fails in its cleverness. Few composers, indeed, have been so
successful as he in writing
music full of humour and
gaiety — superficial music per-
In this operetta Jacques, an un-
In this operetta acques, an unemployed valet, and Jacqueline, a broom seller, meet accidentally. After falling in love
with her, Jacques discovers
Jacqueline is supposed to be his
sister. All ends happily when
he finds she is only an adopted
sister and the two set off together for home in Alsace. The
roles were delightfully portrayed by Mr. Manton and Miss
Dowdall. Their comic dialogue,
spoken with a clever mock-
Alsacian accent, admirably supplemented buoya ntly sung
arias and duets.I Happily, the
music well fitted their somewhat limited vocal ranges, resulting in an easy delivery.
Although the productions as
a whole were not on the highest level, they were spirited
and more than adequately performed. Antony Hopkin's piano
accompaniments were impeccable and his witty, informative commentary co-ordinated a
very enjoyable introduction to
"intimate opera".
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Page 9
Sports Shorts
Birds rout Jayvees
UBC's Varsity basketball
proved Thursday noon that
noon or night, 'Birds are
The 'Birds recovered from
a first-half scoring lapse to
whip the second-team Jayvees
63-46 yestefday at noon.
About 200 lunch-munchers
viewed the "game" in which
head basketball coach Jack
Pomfret experimented with ■
his players. Top scorers for
Birds were Jack Lusk with 12
points, and Dave Way and
Keith Hartley with 11. Dave
Black left-handed 12 for Jayvees.
"The UBC Judo Club held
its first grading tournament
of the year Sunday at the
Vancouver Judo Club. Gaining Brown belts were A. McLean, T. Aoyama, A. Toth, C.
Nish.i, R Yasui, and B. Dick.
Winning their Green belts
were P.JJuan, A. Lee, D. MacKinnon, J. Fraser, I. Kent, M.
Werner, and R. Lo.
UBC mixed Badminton
Team won an easy fr-4 victory
over North Vancouver in city
"B" league action Wednesday
The men, Keith Tolman,
Rolf and Ed Paterson, and
Gus Petrie : won all their
matches. Lynn M c D o u g a 11
and Gil Sumadeni won the
first games of the year for
the women.
' UBC Braves whipped Mar-
pole 85-58 Wednesday in Jun
ior Men's action. Big Ron
Parker canned 26 points for
Braves. John Cook added 13.
Basketball Sunday: 1:30,
Acadia I vs. St. Marks; 2:30,
Men's Res. vs. Ft. Camp; 3:30,
St Andrews vs. Acadia II.
Football Sunday: Acadia vs.
Men's Res.; St. Mark's vs. Anglican; and Ft. Camp I vs. Ft.
Camp II.
UBC's Thunderbird curlers,
skipped   by   Jack   Arnet,   got
Editor: Mike Hunter
off to a good start in the sixth
annual Totem Bonspeil which
opened Sunday.
The UBC squad, composed
of Arnet, Bob CftrMie, Jack
Lutes and 'Terry Wfi'ller have
three wins and three "draws
so far.
Last year Birds won the
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Friday, November 25,   I960
Manitoba football
key to WCI future
WINNIPEG (CUP)—The University of Manitoba may be
suspended from the Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic
Union if Football and Swimming are not on the 1961-62 Man-
Kiss title
UBC fencers won the B.C.
Fencing Championship by an
epee's width, mainly on the slicing strength of the sabre of Guy-
la Kiss.
Kiss, Northwest sabre champ,
beat his man in the last event of
the four day contest to break
the deadlock and give UBC the
' crown.
The UBC club won the London Cutlery Trophy with 28
points, 5 more than the second
place Blades Club.
In the Men's Junior Foil Monday, Clifford Young won a first,
for UBC. Tuesday, in a close
battle, Chris Barratt defeated a
13-year-old Hungarian, Steve
Iker to win the Men's Novice-
Then, on Wednesday, the final
day, UBC failed to place in the
Women's Open Foil, and, entering the last event were tied with
the Blades Club. Enter Kiss, and
Last Saturday, Marg Segal
and Janice Shaw had taken first
and fifth place in the Ladies
Novice Foil. Peter Roller, Alan
Coode, and Kalman Roller had
placed second, fourth, and fifth
in men's Open Foil.
Sunday 1:30 the UBC Bowling team meets two Stry Coop squads at the UBC alleys.
The team is also in need of
a junior manager. Persons interested may apply to Stan
Curry in the bowling alley
by Dec. 1.
Tuesday Rep. Team League
scores: Jerry Devine 728,
Wayne Clark 720, Bob Camp
714, Con Pinette 711.
itoba agenda.
The infamous intercollegiate
football question was raised
again when Dr. Frank W. Kennedy, Head of the University's
P.E. staff made a presentation
speech at the Oct. 29 , Crosscountry championships.
"Unless circumstances are
changed, Manitoba will not be
in the WCIAU cross-country
run next year. We have enjoyed playing host to the event
this fall and we hope that in
the not too distant future we
will be back in competition."
Mr. John MacDairmid, head of
the intercollegiate activities at
Manitoba,  said:
"If there is no early action
taken on Manitoba's football
team before Christmas, it will
be virtually impossible to field
a team for 1961. The problem
rests with UMSU (Student's)
In a poll taken last year, the
students voted in favour of intercollegiate football but the
issue never got by the student's
council in a special meeting.
If Manitoba is suspended from
the WCIAU, it will toe the end
of varsity basketball and hockey
as well as numerous other in-
tercollegiated activities.
The action taken by the officials at a spring meeting
which set the deadline on Manitoba's entry_ was made to force
Manitoba to enter a football
Dr. Kennedy said that "action
will be taken soon. There is
nothing being done, however,
about the football situation."
Herb Shriner insists that one
of his fellow townsmen has so
many gold teeth he sleeps with
his head in a safe.
postscript on football
. . . 'Bird goalie
Hockey loses
tight game
The UBC Thunderbird ice
hockey squad lost a close 4-3 decision to New Westminster Luck-
ies Wednesday.
The Luckies are first in the
Pacific Coast Intermediate
League, while Birds will play
in the WCIAU
Scorers for UBC were Bob
Parker, Denis Selder and Hal
Patz. UBC played well throughout the rough game, but Luckies
took advantage of several Bird
penalties to win.
UBC played what was considered their best game in several
years. Ron Molina was a standout in goal for the Birds.
The Bird's next scheduled college games are January 13 and
14 against the University of
Montana  at home.
Back from South Korea, a tra
veler   confides   that   Syngman
Rhee had a most influential post
to  the end.    He  was the park
Well, the football season is
finished and now the critics may
stop knocking the football team.
It's easy to sit back on your
fat posterior and criticize. The
work comes when you rise up
and support the team.
"It's the fan's right to criticize," you say. This is true,
provided you're a fan. But being a fan involves the small
matter of showing up at games.
"But it's not good football"
you now cry.
But why isn't it good ball?
The teams are evenly matched
and the players want to win.
This should be all that is necessary for an interesting game.
"But you criticized the team
yourself," is another thought
that's running through your
minds. This I can't deny, but I
criticized with the sincere hope
that it would do some good, and
not just to go along with tho
trend. I also knew, in some
small part, what I was talking
The final complaint voiced by
the armchair quarterbacks is
that "It's lonely sitting in the
stands by yourself." But you
wouldn't be alone if the so-called
members of this university
would get out and show their
affiliations with the school.
The players work hard and
do deserve support. A little support goes a long way towards
building team spirit, and for
all you know it may be fun to
see a team in action.
Some people call this indifference "apathy" but it's the
wrong word. It is not strong
enough. A better word might
be "laziness."
The students on this campus
are among the laziest anywhere.
They would rather sit at the
Georgia and sop up beer than do
something, about the unsavory
eputation that their campus is
There is, however, a great
deal of room for improvement.
This need lies not so much in the
team itself, but in the way it is
run by the Men's Athletic Committee. The committee recognizes these needs and is doing
their best to improve on the
present system.
The Committee's policy is to
allow any group of people to
play a sport that interests them
and to give no sport more pref-
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and U.B.C. will always be a
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One of the main arguments
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who know nothing about the
matter of finances) is its high
cost. The facts state, however,
that football costs less than certain other sports and that if it
were run properly could more
than pay for itself.
The alumni could also help
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Page   IT
Ottawa plans bared!
The confidential Grey Cup plans of the
Ottawa Ruffriders have been uncovered in a
Sunsational report by alert Ubyssey photographers and sportswriters.
The super-secret details are revealed to
the public on this page mainly due to the daring, sneaky heroics of Ubyssey expose editors
Spike Hunter and "Eagle Eye" Hender.
At the risk of their lives, the two Ubyssey
spies recorded and photographed the closely
guarded training program of the Ruffriders.
The Eastern Grey Cup representatives,
coached by "Fink" Clear, (scowling at right)
have been straining for the big game in UBC
Stadium and fieldhouse. No one has been
allowed within 100 yeards of the Stadium
since they arrived.
Until today, Clear and his men had laid
their hopes on certain secret plays. However,
the Ubyssey's painstaking cloak-and-dagger
work has paid off in what could be a determining factor in Saturday's big game. Westerners all the way, The Ubyssey has exposed
in diagrams and photographs the core of Eastern strategy.
When informed of the disastrous turn of
events, Clear told reporters he was "horrified
and shocked."
Never before have the secret plans of a
Grey Cup team been revealed before game
"How could we be so slack?" Clear
moaned. "I thought we had every knothole
plugged up!"
"When I saw those two (censored) on that
(censored) roof, I thought they were only
(censored) repairmen."
Clear seemed relieved when informed that
the Ubyssey's circulation was restricted to
this campus.
"I guess they don't allow that kind of stuff
in Victoria," he said. The rival Eskimos are
training in Victoria.
Among the most important secrets unveiled by the Ubyssey is the infamous "sleeper" play. Ubyssey scouts observed and diagrammed everything except the final phase of
the play, which still remains a mystery.
Other plays observed were new pass patterns run by the backs and ends. Strangely,
the plays always ended up out-of-bounds, The
Ubyssey also discovered what Clear calls his
special training-camp play for reporters, the
Bum's Rush.
Alert, unscrupulous Ubyssey Sports expose editor Spike
Hunter carefully notes details of the Ottawa Ruffriders'
super-secret practice at UBC
Spike, perched atop Education Gymn, stole vital Grey
Cup plans as the unsuspecting Easterners ran their unorthodox patterns. It is still
not known whether he had
been bribed by "Skeleton"
Keys, famous coach of the
Edmonton Eskimos.
*'I know it was dangerous
work," he said, "but it was
worth it. This just goes to
prove the sensational efficiency of the Ubyssey Sports department."
Hunter is now in hospital
recovering from several fractures suffered when he slipped
while conducting an interview
with the coach. "It felt like
t had just been hit by a 280-
pound lineman," he said.
THREE MEMBERS of the Ottawa Ruffriders sir disgustedly on bench at UBC Stadium, apparently practising benchwarming for Saturday's game. Ace Ubyssey photographer "Eagle
Eye" Hender caught the trio just as they had been informed of the betrayal of their secret
plays, by the Ubyssey.
This exclusive photograph
of Ottawa Ruff rider head
gooch "Fink" Clear was snapped by ever-ready Ubyssey
photographer "Eagle Eye"
"Eagle Eye" got this dramatic shot with a telephoto
from a secret vantage point
near UBC stadium.
Clear, here shaking his fist
at something that seems to be
annoying him, has been holding ultrasecret practices at the
Stadium this week.
"Eagle Eye is the first photographer in Grey Cup history
to get shots of the tradition-
, ally secret practices. Unfortunately, "Eagle Eye" suffered three black eyes during
the dangerous assignment —
he was slugged twice by Ottawa Pinkerton men, and the
Eastern waterboy threw mud
in the lens of his camera.
Ottawa sleeper    play
The big rush
THE INFAMOUS RUFFRIDER sleeper play is exposed in this exclusive diagram
stolen  by Sports  Department spies.   It explains  why  Coach  "Fink"  Clear
chose UBC as his training site.
UBYSSEY SPIES ALERTLY noted this top-secret play of the Ruffriders.
Planning upon using this play frequently, the Ruffriders should be very offensive by the end of the game. Page  12
Friday,  November  25,   1960
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