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No. 26
Textbook Prices Too High?
To Probe
counts, professional model Eileen Henne (fourth from left)
tells campus cuties at the "School of Charm and Modelling"
being held at UBC.    Some observers feel the course is
making UBC "bigger and better than ever."
—Photo by Geoff Farmer
"Does Campus Tory Victory
Foretell Socred Defeat?"
This is the first in a series
of Ubyssey debates on current
campus issues.
Today's question: "Is the
Conservative victory in the
campus Mock Parliament election indicative of B.C. political opinion" is debated by
Social Credit club president.
Kenneth Benson; LPP club
president, Jim MacFarlan;
Conservative, Brian Smith;
Liberal, Richard Sonley, and
Lyle Kristiansen of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation.
Moderator is Ubyssey News
Editor, Al Forrest.
Moderator Forrest: "Does the
Conservative Mock Parliament
victory indicate that Conservatives will win the next provincial election?"
Kristiansen (CCF) "No. They
have no MLA's in the House. It
is extremely unlikely they will
win enough seats to form either
the government or the official
Sonley (Lib,): "Even if they
had a personality like Diefenbaker to lead them in B.C. it is
unlikely they could win."
MacFarlan (LPP): 'There i.s a
real possibility ol electing a
labor-farmer government. Bul
unless the CCF, LPP, trade unions and fanners come together,
the danger of electing a Tory
government always exists."
Benson (SC): "Conservatives
win? Impossible! Social Credit
will stay in for many years."
Smith (Cons.): "A Conservative victory is quite possible.
There is no reason for the federal Conservative tide to stop."
Forrest: "Did the Mock Parliament election    indicate    any
shift in BC's political thinking?"
Kristiansen (CCF): "There was
a swing toward the left on the
campus and I think we will see
a swing to the left in the ne t
provincial election."
Smith (Cons.): "Socialists are
always looking for trends at the
slightest flutter of the political
Benson (SC): "The campus
election didn't prove anything at
all. The voters didn't consider
the real issues involved."
MacFarlan (LPP): "The campus election showed increasing
support tor labor and the left
wing. It also showed dissatisfaction with the corrupt Socreds
and the two old line parties.
Sonley (Lib.): "I think the
Mock Parliament election indicates federal political thinking—
not provincial."
Forrest: "Richard, what p.irty
do you think will win the next
provincial election?"
Sonley (Lib.): "I don't know.
It will be a contest between the
past popularity of the Socreds
and the growing popularity of
Forrest: "What do you a.s a
Liberal think will be the reall ,
really big issue in the next \,*.-:•-
vincial election'.'"
Sonley (Lib.): "The corruption
of the Socred government,"
Forrest: "What do you think
will be the big issue, Jim'.'"
MacFarlan (LPP): "Corruption in government and the Social Credit sellout of our natural
i resources,"
'     Forrest:    "What    party    will
i win?"
MacFarlan: i don't know. I
| hope a united labour-farmer par-
j ty will form the next govern-
J ment. The campus election result shows that it's possible."
| Forrest: "Who do you think
; will win, Lyle?"
Kristiansen (CCF): "We will.
There is a great deal of enthusiasm at trade union-CCF conferences and the attitude of the
farmers is favorable."
Forrest: "What will be the big
s issue for the CCF'.'"
Kristiansen: "The alienation
of our natural resources resulting in the disinheritance of the
! people of B.C."
Benson (SC): "The big issue
will be the actual accomplishments of the Social Credit government over the past six years
compared with the former administration."
Smith (Com;.): "There; is a lack
of confidence in the Social Credit government because of corruption and because of slipping
provincial revenue,"
"Tea Cup" football game between Nurses and Home
Ec will be played toda> at noon in the Stadium.
A silver collection will be taken at half-time and the
money will go to tire Crippled Children's Hospital.
Tween Closses
WUS Topic
the topic of a panel to be held
today in Bu. 106. Speakers will
be Paul Termansen & Gordon
Armstrong & Ivan Mozer. Slides
will be shown. Evereyone welcome.
ff.     **.■     *
—A rally meeting will be held
Thursday noon at 12:30 in Hut
G-6 which is right across from
the  club   room.
if.      -k      *
has room for 3 more members.
Anyone who would like membership please phone Monty at
EL 1893. All curlers including
beginners are invited to join.
if.     -k     *
Dr. Suttles to speak today on
"History of the Research into
the B.C. Indian." Arts 102 at
*     *     *
HAMSOC—Code classes in
HL-2  a I  noon today.
hour films will be shown today at 12:110 in B-100. "Birds
of the Sea Shore", "Colour of
Life" & "Reproduction among
)f.     *     *
ASSOCIATION — presents Mr.
Ron Hawke.s of the Vancouver
Comnnunity Chest and Council
on Thursday Nov. 20th in Bu.
(Continued vm   ?ag» 6)
Student council may probe
prices charged by the campus
bookstore for textbooks.
Council told NFCUS committeeman John Auld they would
launch an investigation if ho
could build up a case,
Auld raised the issue by
pointing to a textbook that
sells for sixty cents more
on campus than in downtown stores.
The textbook is Elementary
German by Fenling and
Paulsen, selling for $4.40
here and $3.80 at stores
Said Auld:
"If this discrepancy exists I want to find out why."
"If there is that much difference in one textbook it won't
hurt to look into other prices
being charged by the bookstore," Auld said.
Council    Monday    night    advised Auld to look into a report
filed by a council investigating
committee four  years  ago.
Auld   Wednesday   called
upon students who "may be
able to help me" to contact
"I want to determine if a
probe is justified before proceeding,"  he said.
Auld introduced the issue into
NFCUS committee m e e ti n g
Monday noon. The issue was
turned over to council Monday
night. Council advised him to
see if he had a case and then
bring the issue back to council.
New Plea
Students' Council Committee
on Representative Government
has reissued its plea for written
submissions from students not
on the committee.
Committee chairman, Jairus
Mutambikwa, assured that "any
suggestions submitted will be
carefully considered before final
recommendations are made."
Interested students were asked to submit their ideas, in writing, to Box 150, Brock Hall,
Students have a chance to
have extra prints made of
their AMS card pictures.
Publications Co-ordinator,
Grant Macdonald said today
that if enough studenis want
extra prints, arrangements
will be made to have the prints
Interested students should
enter their names el the Publications Business Office, a*
Brock 201 as soon as possible,
Macdonald said. PAGE TWO
Thursday, November 20, 1953
Published three time a week throughout the University year
in Vancouver by the Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society,
University of B.C. Editorial opinions expressed are those of the
Editorial Board of The Ubyssey and not necessarily those of the
Alma Mater Society or the University of B.C.
Telephones: Editorial offices, AL. 4404; Locals 12, 13 and 14;
Business offices, AL. 4404; Local 15.
Managing Editor, Kerry Feltham City Editor, Al Forrest
Features Editor, Mary Wilkins CUP Editor, Judy Frain
Chief Photographer, Michael Sone
Editor, Special Editions — Rosemary Kent-Barber
Reporters and Desk: — Kerry White, Diane Greenall, Allan
Chernov, Pat Macgregor, Judy Frain, Marilyn Smith, Oleg
Wurm, Jim Smith and K. Nitsky. „f _*,?.> i
At a time when the provincial government of British
Columbia is under fire for the policies of its power commission, it is strange that little interest in the matter seems
to be beinfg taken by the usually rabid anti-Social Credit
faction at UBC.
The UBC Social Credit Club either has brought or
will bring every cabinet minister out to campus during this
session, and students should now be planning intelligent
and revealing questions to ask the next government speaker
about the statements of Mr. H. Lee Briggs.
(Tentatively, the next cabinet minister to appear at
UBC will be Lands and Forests Minister, the Honourable
Ray Williston, on December 2. The Ubyssey will publish
full details of this appearance when it is confirmed).
Another worthwhile activity politically-minded students could be engaging in at this time is to negotiate to
bring Mr. Briggs himself to speak here,
Mr. Briggs, after all, is the instigator of recent controversy over the power commission.
He has offered, publicly, to make appearances ail over
the province to put forward his views on the power commission.
Are there no students on this campus who have questions they would like to ask Mr. Briggs about his recent
and widely-publicized statements?
We students are often touted as the most critical of
citizens. Let's take an active interest in this Briggs-Power
Commission matter and preserve that reputation.
Free Love
Editor. The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
This is my first year at UBC
and also my first year in North
America,     I   enjoy   life   very
much here, but am sad because
there is something missing.
This "something" is lhe free
Jove societies which are so popular in my native land of Sweden. Many were the happy
weekends I spent with my
friends. Here, thing's are different, and life seems very dull
by comparison.
I am surprised that a country
so technically advanced as
Canada is so backward socially.
If University students knew
what they were missing. T am
certain they would form a free
love society of their own,
Yours sincerely,
Arts II.
How About It
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
(CD—Girl students at Nottingham University, where men
outnumber women r,y Iwo to
one are being asked to "go
Dutch" or pay their own way,
on dates.
In a message to new girls
from "all the boys" the students' newspaper says: "We
love you all and adore your
company, but don't forget our
grants aren't any bigger than
How about it girls?
Comm. II.
English 100 Notes
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
This letter is in reply to Miss
Wendy Amor's letter to the
editor which appeared under
the by-line "Frosh Exploited"
in the last issue of Ubyssey.
Miss Amor begins her letter
by stating that since first year
students have yet to face a university exam they will pounce
on any "sure-fire" crutch that
is offered to them. She intimates that the persons selling
the set of notes in question offer them as "sure fire".
This is not true. When being
offered the notes, the student
is explicitly warned that the
notes are not a summary or
synopsis of the material; and,
that they supplement rather
than supplant their lecturer's
notes. There is no high pressure sales talk; the student is
given plenty of time to read
them over and decide.
She goes on to point out that
the notes are only ten pages
long and that this fact is unnoticed. Aside from the questionable value of using the physical length as criteria, she
blithely uses a very vague physical measure: "ten pages," she
Now ten pages can contain
anywhere from 4,000 to 10,000
words depending on the size of
type, the spacing, etc. This set
of notes could have been deliberately expanded to 15 pages
had they been typed with standard size type and standard
Furthermore, padding could
have been resorted to.
Then, by Miss Amor's criteria, the notes would be worthwhile. Further, most first year
students can count up to ten
and they do notice this fact before buying,
Along the same lines, she
suggests that the student can
not judge the value of his purchase since he has never taken
this English course, nor written
an exam here before. Notwithstanding thc many students unfortunate enough to be taking
this course the second time who
have bought a set of these
notes, she underates the mental
capacity of first year students.
One could, by the same argument, question the value of anything being sold for the first
time to anyone.
The very fact that hundreds
of students have bought these
notes indicates that they do
help in overcoming their "little
experience . . . with all the uncomfortable   abstracts."
The fact that the notes have
sold well indicates that their
overall reputation is good.
Have you heard of a "lemon"
that has continuously sold itself despite its poor reputation','
Miss Amor switches from
distorting the facts (consciously
or unconsciously) and slates an
outright falsehood: she asks
how can "Death of a Salesman," "The Glass Menagerie"
and "Pygmalion" be condensed
into less than a page.
Firstly, the notes are not a
condensation but an analysis.
Secondly, these plays are
treated on three pages, not one,
She questions why the English Department does not produce its own edition. Well,
which of the dozens of different versions of members of the
English Department would be
picked and who would personally devote the time to seeing
it through?
I don't believe that the first
year student is as stupid and
naive as you make him out to
be, Miss Amor. On this very
campus, hundreds of students
in second and third year courses (including English 200) have
bought similar notes for many
years. Do you classify them as
ignorant and inexperienced?
How about yourself: did you
buy a set of English 200 notes?
Yours truly,
Vive lo Difference
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
May I, through your paper,
invite C. B. Meeres Esq. to
pack up his blue blazer, gray
flannels, white shirt and plain
blue tie and go back to where
this attire is the recognized
uniform, or else here to do as
the Romans do. His statement
that "the different forms of
male attire seen on the campus
range from the hideous to the
amusing" has two faults: firstly, he insults every decently
dressed male faculty member
and student; and secondly, he
includes himself in the hideous
to amazing range by excluding
only the lawyers while he is in
Arts IV.
Against the suggestion of C.
B. Meeres Esq. that the authorities issue a ruling on this matter, I offer several arguments.
First, individual freedom is
a treasured feature of University life; second, it is rather
inconvenient for people who
work in labs or change quickly for P.E. to wear a coat and
tie; third, it is more expensive
to have suits and coats dry
cleaned than to maintain neat
sweaters and cardigans, it may
even be that the sweaters are
cleaner than the coats.
C. B. Meeres Esq. docs not
specify what exactly he terms
appalling, hideous, dreadful
and billious. My reference to
sweaters and cardigans stems
from mv third year of observation of the most common sartorial phenomena on the campus which I cannot find more
objectionable than the drably
uniform crumpled gray flannels of some English institutions.
If uniformity and regimentation is what he wants, then I
can only say "Vive la difference!"
I am not an educational psychologist; still I object to having any bloody Limey tell me
what to wear at UBC.
Yours truly,
P. II., Commerce II.
Abolish the Totem
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
Last year, at this time, a
campus-wide controversy was
raging over the issue of whether or not: to include undergraduate pictures in the Totem
(UBC's official yearbook). This
year, such an argument was
avoided because il was generally accepted that undergraduate
pictures would not be included.
Many students, including myself, are of the opinion that an
Yearbook without, these pictures is not really an Yearbook
in the truest sense of the word.
This belief was substantiated
this year when Totem subscription sales took a drastic nosedive. No doubt this drop can
also be accredited partly to the
'extreme' style of the book, but
the exclusion of the undergrad
pictures, I believe, was the biggest *i;igle factor responsible.
The argument that the Totem
Editorial Board falls back on is
that the mechanical job of sorting and laying out pages upon
pages of head-shots is dull and
thankless. This is certainly
true. Secondly, it is felt that
since the campus population is
growing by leaps and bounds
annually, it is impractical now
and will become even more so
as the size of the student body
There is but one solution in
sight. This solution is within
easy grasping distance. And
that is to abolish the Totem and
have them replaced by the
Yearbooks of the various undergraduate societies.
Arts and Science is planning
to have its own annual in the
very near future. The Engineers, of course, have their
Slipstick, and the Foresters and
the Commercemen also publish
annual records. And they are
not averse at all to printing pictures of the undergrads as well
as of their grads. It is both
natural and desirable that, as
the University grows, the job
of putting out an annual be
divided amongst the various
Now it remains for ASUS to
make the next move towards
publication of their Yearbook.
The subsequent move is obvious.
Abolish the Totem. It has
outlived its usefulness.
Despicoble Egoism
Editc*, The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
Friday's noon meeting with
Mr. J. Graham Parsons of the
U.S. State Department revealed
some fine things and some very
unpleasant things about UBC's
"select" student body.
On the positive side of the
ledger, the good attendance
seemed to indicate a healthy
interest in the world affairs
and more specifically, an interest in the foreign policy of
a country which concerns us
most directly.
On the other hand, some very
unpleasant truths were revealed about our "elite" students.
I am referring to the behaviour of some students during
the question period, which followed Mr. Parson's address.
There were a few students
present who were so inflated
with a good opinion of their
owTi knowledge of foreign affairs that they had become
mere bloated facsimiles of a
well-informed student. Their
despicable egoism necessitated
their drawing attention to
themselves continually by ill-
timecl interruptions of the
Intelligent questions were in
order, and Mr Parsons demonstrated his ability and willingness to answer these. The
"experts" on foreign affairs
failed to realize that by their
assinine remarks they were revealing the utter vacuity of
their own minds.
Irregardless of our own view
en any subject, courtesy demands that we allow a visitor
to express himself freely, and
answer questions  fully.
Surely a man like Mr. Parsons, with adequate background
in and knowledge of foreign
affairs knows more about the
foreign policy of his country
than some of our dear student
whose minds thrive on vapidity.
Yours truly,
LAWRENCE FAST Thursday, November 20, 1958
Research On Cancer
Cure Without Surgery
! Scientists feel it will be possible to cure cancer without
surgery, They don't know when the successful cure, or cures,
will be found, but they are working on it.
So said Dr. Sidney Zbarsky of the Department of Biochemistry, noon Tuesday.
Scientists feel it will be pos-        —-
VISITING RUSSIAN SCIENTISTS flanking Dean G. C. Andrew are Dr. Z. Filatova,
second from left, biologist from Moscow, and Dr. N. Sysoev, fourth from left, leader of
the Russian oceanographic research expedition. The Russians toured UBC Wednesday
and exchanged ideas with Dr. H. B. Hachey, left, from the Joint Committee on Oceanography and G. L. Pickard, right, Director of  the UBC Institute of Oceanography.
— Photo by Hal Brochmann
Win Says Colombo Plan Molds
World Spiritual Co-operation
The Colombo Plan has been, and still is, a molding force in the development of spiritual
co-operation amongst the nations of the world.
This is the view expressed by U. Win, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Burma to the United States and Canada, in a speech Tuesday noon. He said as well,
that needy member nations derive from the pia n a sense of participation and thus an increased
sense of responsibility.
In his talk, Win outlined the I her  are  ea,™arketl  separately,      The Colombo Plan was orig,-
function of the plan in its ad- j and not  as  cominS fro™ the   "ally designated for a six year
ministration   of   economic   and! Central Agency.  However,   the! fer'0<*' >>ut "" S1"ce b*en e*<
.,.,.,,.. , ',,,,. ,       .       tended   to   1961.   According   to
technical aid to the  needy na-  actual rallying point of the plan  WJ    u win       babJ   be extend.
tions   of   South   and   Southeast  is    the    concentrated    interna-|ed even further because of its
' .,       . . . .,   s tional   effort   of   the   17   other I proven role as a molding force
In  the eight years  since   its        ...      .                                      ,.    „    .,      ,   .   .
:r „ ,               ,       participants.                                      in Southeast Asia.
inception,    the    Colombo    plan;  _    L   _______	
has  provided over  four billion
dollars   in   aid,   as   well   as   invaluable technical assistance of
expert  advisors,   he said.
Canada   has   supplied   special
NFCUS National Pres.
Visits UBC This Week
sible to cure cancer without
They don't know when the
successful cure, or cures, will
be found, but they are working
on it.
So said Dr. Sidney Zbarsky
of the Department of Biochemistry  noon  Tuesday.
In a talk to the Pre-Med Society Dr. Zbarsky pointed out
that although treatment by surgery is now the most successful
means of curing cancer, it is
hoped that satisfactory chemical
means will be found.
One approach in chemical research is to find chemicals
which will stop the metabolism
of the malignant tissue, and
thereby wipe it out. Unfortunately, those chemicals which
have so far been produced do
not differentiate between malignant and healthy, and destroy healthy tissue as well.
Another solution is to develop
a chemical which will stop the
metabolism of the tissue, but
will allow the normal tissue to
regrow. Again there is the
problem of differentiation by
the chemical between malignant
and healthy tissue.
Dr. Zbarsky would not say
at what time in the future satisfactory chemical cures would
be forthcoming, but he did note
that excellent progress has been
made in this field ia the last
tw1o years.
Dr. Zbarsky also pointed out
the difficulties and very high
cost   of   research   of  this   type,
Criticism Of
BCE Prices
B.C. L.P.P. leader Nigel Morgan will tell "What Is Behind
The Power Scandal" Friday
noon in Buchanan 106.
He will criticize the prices
charged by the B.C. Electric for
power and the profit the company makes, according to campus L.P.P. club president Jim
Mr. Morgan has led the B.C.
L.P.P. party for twelve years.
Viewpoint Of
Social Work
Mental illness should be
looked at from a social viewpoint, according to Crease Clinic social work instructor Miss
F. McCubbin.
She told students Wednesday
that the social worker's job is
to build on the healthy part of
the personality.
Miss McCubbin also pointed
! out that now all patients are
I given continued treatment even
| if their case is considered hope-
! less.
Professionally Laundered
aid in the form of medical
equipment and assistance, aerial survey equipment, logging
and fishing techniques, and assistance in highway planning
and administration.
Win pointed out that the existence of the Colombo Plan
has helped greatly to deter
Communist influence in Southeast Asia by lessening' poverty
and increasing technical knowledge.
He also pointed out that the
assistance now given represents
only a fraction of the needs of
the countries of that area, and
that growth of the plan is not
only desired, but necessary.
At the Seattle conference,
which Win attended, plans
were discussed for the coming
All hough the U.S. is a full
member,  all  contributions  from
Should NFCUS campaign for
than University students?
This question will be put to
Mr. Mortimer Bistrisky, national president of t h c National
federation of Canadian University Students when he visits
this campus November 2f and
An open discussion period on
the organization and purposes
of NFCUS will be held Friday
at 12:30 noon in Bu, 221. All
sludents are invited to attend
and pose their questions on
NFCUS   to   Mr.   Bistrisky.
Mr. Bistrisky will be prepared to answer a n d discuss
.such problems as should NFCUS
supporl the rights ol overseas
studenls who are being deprived of their ri,i;hls to education   as   in   Algeria'.'
s with  expensive  chemicals,  mil-
iree education lor all Cana- j ;ious of specimen3, and  untold
I man-hours  now  being  used.
all nighl, every night
imported talent
swinging music and swinging food
along with our new policy
come if you're over 18
J(sm aHok'A.
Students of UBC, Granville Credit Clothiers offer you the
opportunity to establish Credit with us. We know your
budget is limited, so why not come in and open an
in stripes, checks, solids, CA M   ff A
2 and 3 button, from
Open All Day Wednesday and Every Friday Night to .9 p.m.
Phone MU. 1-4041        855 Granville (next to Paradise Theatre)
Thursday, November 20, 1958
Anovilhs  The Lark
A U.B.C. student nas the lead
for the first time in a Vancouver
Little Theatre production. The
play is "The Lark," by Jean
Anouilh, and Beverley Simons,
a fourth year Theatre student,
has the role of Joan
Beverley,  who  is married to
Low Undergraduate Society
President Sid Simons, came to
Vancouver irorn McGill University this year.
At McGill, where she was in
Honours English, she acted, and
wrote and produced two experimental  plays.
U.B.C. students have many
of the other roles in the play.
David Bromige plays the double role of M. de la Tremouille
and Captain La Hire. Toby Old-
field, a lecturer in the English
department, is one of the priests
who sits in judgment on Joan.
Pamela Rutiedge plays the
Young Queen. Ken Mclntyre
plays Robert de Beaudicourt;
and Walter Shynkaryk is t h e
"The Lark" is a more modern
version of the story of Joan of
Arc than Shaw's. It begins at
the time of the trial and jumps
from point to point in time. Director Ian Thorne is employing
a "plastic" space set in which
the various actors and groups
are singled out by spotlights
while the rest of the set remains dark,
"The Lark" starts tonight
and runs till next Saturday
night at the York Theatre on
Commercial Drive.
This is the Little Theatre's
second production of the year.
Its first was "Inherit the Wind."
There will be another production after Christmas.
Gigi  Efferv
Gigi, played by Leslie Caron,
is the story of an eighteen year
old girl in Paris at the turn of
the century. Louis Jordan, the
most talked about aristocrat in
Paris, tires of his shallow surroundings and becomes friends
with Gigi. Gigi is apparently
the only member of the entire-
cast who remains untainted by
the superficiality of the prevailing upper French Society.
Jordan is at first amused, later
interested, and finally totally
infatuated with this child who
is  so shockingly  sincere.
The entire screen play is a
parody of the effectation and
vanity known to the French
aristocracy of that period. The
setting   never   once   leaves   the
drawing room, and every
acted with the single exce
of  Gigi  herself  is  a   protJ
of this French upper class]
background    and    costum*
signs capture the vivid
gance   and   rococo   ornar
tion of the drawing  room|
One  of  the  most  inten
aspects   of   the   film   was|
tainly   the   mock   heroic
ment   of   the   characters,
little things, such as a ci
tea,    were   greatly    maj
Whereas   the   important  tl
such    as    a    person's    feel
were not considered at alll
The score was writtej
Lerner and Loewe of "My|
Lady"  fame,  but  the  mus
from the Russian   by   Max Hayward    and    Manya    Harari.
Collins & Harvill Press, $4.50.   464 pages.
BEVERLEY SIMONS, fourth-year Theatre student, is
Joan of Arc in the Vancouver Little Theatre's "The Lark"
starting tonight at the York.
Miller Looks   Back
Radsoc has acquired a two-
hour recorded interview with
Henry Miller and will play it
over the campus network tomorrow (Friday) at 2 p.m.
Miller, who once shocked
North American readers with
his graphic description of the
sexual aspect of life in Paris
in "Tropic of Cancer" and
"Tropic of Capricorn," i.s now
sixty-seven and lives in an artists' refuge hy the sea at Big
Sur,  California.
In the interview Miller speaks,
of writing, of Paris, and of the
necessity of living brightly in
the machine age, talking on
and on colourfully, zestfully,
giving t h e unmistakable impression that he holds not a
trace of regret for his wild
lie was born in Manhattan's
east   side   in   1891,   the   son   of
a tailor of German descent. In
1928 he went to Paris for the
first time and returned to spend
many  years there.
Although he arrived later than
the first bunch of Americans,
Miller's paean of expatriate joys
was one of the best.
He writes like someone talking, and on hearing him talk,
one discovers that he talks
much as he writes. There is a
persistent enthusiasm in this
learned grandparent of the Beat
I don't really want to write
this review. I persuaded the
editor to let me have "Doctor
Zhivago" because I wanted to
read it, and of course, I got
the book on the grounds that
I comment on it; which means
1 must write a review.
Most of the timp when a
critic falls upon a modern book,
unless that critic writes for the
pay of someone interested in
pushing the kind of literature
the book represents, the critic
must rate the book as inferior.
He does not rate it as inferior
in comparison with others of
its time; he rates it inferior
in comparison with the accepted
standards of quality.
It is difficult to bc as good
as Shakespeare, or Milton, or
Tolstoi—therefore,   if   a   writer
is not as good, he is inferior.
Once the critic has spotted the
inferiority, and the cause of
it, he is on his way. About
Hemingway he can say, "Good
stuff, but not great because E.
H. is not concerned with t h e
mass of the people or the weight
of history"; about Eliot he can
say, "Magnificently learned,
but singularly without compassion."
The critics's standards are
always—or should always be—-
the highest, and part of his task
is to point out where and why
the modern writers do not meet
this standard. If he works at
his trade hard enough, the critics soon becomes quite adept
at this. He has fellow critics
from whose writings he can
borrow,  and he has the  infalli
bility of the highest star
He builds up a large iJ
standing of what "great" sj
be, and an often magnii
arsenal of weapons for a\
ing thc less than great!
thrives, often quite poeti|
as a  disciplinarian.
This has been the criticl
sition  since the death of
ens  and  Tolstoi,   and  pe|
Mark   Twain,    Hardy,   Cc
Hemingway,  Faulkner,  Fi|
aid, Eliot et al. no matter!
learned, skilled or incisive
fodder for these discipline
aware  that  talent   is  no  sj
tute for love. The critic is
of   the   mastery   of   these I
over the writers of the tirn^
place,  but  they  are as  ec
aware    that    these    men
failed to master  history,
in the case of Fitzgerald,)
failed to master themselvd
With    this   awareness,
Jobs For All Means
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DEC    8-13
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College Shop
53fi Seymour St.
What is the main consideration in the choice of the Players'
Club Fall Plays? The greatest
happiness for the greatest number, apparently. To be more-
precise, a play which has parts
for sixteen new members will
be considered superior to one
which has only three- parts.
Obviously the number of good
one-act plays having such large
easts is limited, and therefore
this policy is hound to lead to
the presentation of interior material. Various expedients have
been resorted to in the past in
an e:;Kort to combine interesting drama and the Club's "jobs-
for-ali" programme; most ol'
them aesthetically indefensible,
e.g., the cutting of Synge's
three-act "Riders lo the Sea"
until its running time was a
miserable thirty-five minutes.
This caused Barrie Hale to complain in this column last year
that "there is a dearth of good
one-act  plays." He should have
said, "good one-act plays with
large casts"; want of space prevents a comprehensive list of
suitable one-actors here, but let
us suppose that the Club had
presented this year, in addition
to "The Lesson", Ionesco's
"Chairs" and Strindberg's "Miss
Julie." There are enough competent actors on campus lo fill
the ten parts in these three
plays, a n d a double purpose
would have been fulfilled by
their performance: the Provincial University Drama group
would have- provided the kind
of stimulation one expects from
a Club which should always
have before il the intention of
raising intellectual standards,
and the audience present would
have formed the nucleus of lhe
steady public necessary if the
Club is io recover from the financial anaemia caused by its
own careless diet as well as by
the insufficient transfusion of
funds   from   au    unsympathetic
A.M.S. Give us more plays like
"The Lesson", shed this mock-
democratic ideal of a role for
each recruit, (the logical conclusion of which i.s a cast of
one hundred playing to an empty Auditorium), a n d we will
once again be able to honour
a Players' Club which is pulling
its weight in tho provincial
"Enough competent actors."
This i.s a Universily: Club members are lor should be) more
concerned with English 201)
I h a n achieving professional
standards in their acting. There
may be some members who will
enter the theatre in a full-time
capacity after graduation, but,
for the present, we will expect
mon? than the raw material
rather than the finished product. Even so, we will be more
often disappointed than pleased.
This is why a performance such
as Arthur Marguet's in "The
Lesson" is all the more satisfy
ing, His characterization oJ|
Professor   was almost   hu.
It was all there:  the salary|
pedanticism,   the   fussiness
paradoxically  and   perfect
lievable   within   the   incre|
frame of the plot. His co-phi
Penny Gaston as the  Pu|)ll|
Aileen    Barker    a.s    the
also  conveyed a   lavourabkl
pression    to    the    audience!
I hough     Penny     Gaston's
formance owed  more  la ce|
The first of a weekly s|
of extracts from recorrfiiH
poets and writers dating
as far as sixty years was li|
Sunday over CBU. Lord
r.yson, Ruclyard Kipling Hi|
Boloc and Robert W. Se:
were heard. The lime is Su|
evenings from l.():l,"i lo
"The Bolshoi Ballet" com|
The Varsitv this week. Thursday, November 20, 1958
tuneful   and   the  lyrics
bt as clever. However the
| was   often   effective,   be-
the music was unfamiliar,
|y    heightening    the    off-
ffect that lends this musi-
jch  of  its  charm. If one
Is to witness Miss Caron's
Ig ability, he will  be dis-
|ted, because unfortunate-
does little dancing.
Jummary,  Gigi  is  a   thor-
enjoyable movie  if one
his   imagination   to   run
Iwith  him, for it has the
Jella touch as do so many
)f Leslie Caron's pictures,
and     commerce     types
be  well advised to stay
Far Out Films
BENA SHUSTER plays the
fourteen year-old Jewish girl
hiding with her family from
the Naiis in a warehouse attic
in Amsterdam, in the Barnstormers' production of "The
Diary of Anne Frank." directed
by Dorothy Davies, in lhe Georgia Auditorium December 8 to
Three films of unusual interest will be shown at noon today in the Auditorium. The
feature, Carl Dreyer's "Vam-
pyr" is a horror classic; of the
short subjects "Le Chien Anda-
lou" is the shocking surrealist
cry of Louis Bunuel and Salvador Dali, and "Lot in Sodom"
is a recent American depiction
of Lot's trial in the wicked,
city, replete with almost every
sexual symbol Freud thought
"Vampyr" ls considered as
inferior to Dreyer's two great
films, "The Passion of Joan of
Arc" and "Day of Wrath," but
superior to the horror films
which were popular in America
at the time (1932). The plot of
"Vampyr" is subordinate to the
effect of horror achieved by
images, suggestions, and almost
surrealistic lighting and photographic methods.
"Le Chien Andalou" (1929)
is surrealistic. Familiar things
are thrown together in altogether new and illogical patterns, and things happen for no
discoverable  reason.
Director Brunei has warned
that those who seek to explain
everything in the film do so in
And British film authority
Roger Manvell says, "It is unlikely this film will ever be
explained rationally. It is a
bitter protest by a man who is
Zhivago' - Timeless
[he critic acquires a fine
In-trade, a playful me-
je of a chiding vocabu-
land an outlook that he
[tic, having refused to ad-
ie defeat taught by the
named,   is  somehow  su-
then an unheard of
ftor, poet and peaceful
farmer writes "Doctor
£o." A quiet old man with
•gy face and a strong
born a Jew and converted
(Orthodox Church because
fed too hard; a lover of
Russia, of Christ and
whole world, standing
in his bare study.
a book that could mean
lor banishment from the
la I fed him. In the midst
fe lies and chicanery than
found in a Little Rock
board, or a Madison
le boardroom, a brave old
man ties himself to the slow
cornet of truth and writes as
great a book as has ever been
Now you see why I didn't
want to do this review. It's
easy to toss bricks at someone
readable but not magnificent.
Unaffected by the work of the
Fitzgerald who wrote all but
The Great Gatsby, you remain
♦detached, alert, often mildly
But when you become enmeshed, seduced by an act of
love as great as "Zhivago" you
can emerge only incoherent,
tripping over your feet; a n d
like Peter after the third denial, recognize your master in
a gasp of revelation that reduces
intellectual admiration to emotional  revelation.
You are made to storm at
cruelty, laugh at the blindness
of small  minds,  cry   vvith  com
passion at man's pitiful attempts to find freedom through
the acts of his body: and at
the end, as the old Doctor has
died, and his friends leaf
through his few notes and
poems, you want to fly because
Pasternak says that even all
this has not been in vain.
You see? These are not the
kind of thoughts you have
about the writing of the first
half of the twentieth century.
Your thinking years have been
spent  in   critical admiration.
When something like "Doe-
tor Zhivago" comes along, you
are ill prepared to offer an
evaluation. You had been hitting dinky curves f o r years,
and then someone wheels n
fastball at you.
Yeah, man, it's great, even if
Time thinks so too. Not just
because it tells so clearly the
fate of a people subjected  to a
ys For None
lit qualities which suited
li, than to her actual in-
lation. Here, she often
|wn;   "mugged"  too  much
tooth-ache, thereby dis-
atlention from the
I actors' lines, and her
Inn of "I've got a looth-
iKmanio monotonous when
I'd   ot   lhe   variety   of   in-
u'hich   was   necessary  to
|in inlerest and lo proper-
in   Arthur  Marguet.   Ail-
lirkor's   Maid   was   excci-
Irlone   within    the    limits
particular charaeteriza-
|h ich brings us to the dit'-
my ways, I am convinced
(■id was the best of the
directors for Ihis play:
|l seen il. done at the Ro.v-
"i in London earlier this
|mcl she h a s a ta len Led
.el.v imagination which
particularly requires
proper interpretation.
Ihave   two   adverse   criti
cisms to offer. One. that the
Maid should surely have been
played as a woman of the people, rough and earthy, but witli
enough warmth to make her
molhcrliness of the final five
minutes acceptable; in thoevenl,
we saw a zombie-—chilling, no
doubt, but incapable of the
final transition alter the girl's
murder. Two, and more important. the pace should have been
twice as lasl; t h e Professor-
Pupil exchanges need the speed
of n Wimbledon Men's Final lo
achieve their full effect, and
the exchange- immediately preceding the rape-killing was lot)
slow   lo  sustain   the  suspense.
Peter Mannering's direction
achieved some good effects with
"Blue Duck's Feather and Eagle
Down". The lighting was impressive, the leg-breaking suitably shocking; and Ken Kramer
struggled against a piece of mis-
easting for which, as anyone
will   who   has  ever  attended   a
Players' Club Fall Play audition will know, Mr. Mannering
was hardly to blame. When Ken
was dragging himself across
thi- stage, one could almost believe he was the Old Whaler
on his isolate beach, b ii t his
voice1 did not have the necessary
age. His inflections, also, were
too conversational t o r either
the part or the verse. He could
have used some of tlu- dignity
Fioma Ragona possessed a.s the
When Michael Rolheray was
landed vvith t h e direction of
"Gammer Gurton's Needle", lie
must have thrown up his hands
in despair. J don't blame him.
When (.sailed u p o n to review
the same play, 1 feel like throwing in the sponge. What profiled actors, director, or audience
by the resurrection of this
mouldered farce'.' When the
Club disinters pieces like this,
if i.s digging its own grave.
tyranny—no matter how benevolent its insane leaders think
it might be; or because it
proves that a Christian Society,
no matter how bumbling, is always superior to a totalitarian;
not just because you are left
knowing that in time the Christian spirit of Russia will rise-
again and push the communists
into limbo; but because at thc
same time as you know all this,
you know that the old doctor
has been a person as real as
ever walked through the pages
of a book. You know that his
experiences have been yours,
that the people he lived vvith
are real llesh and blood, You
will find them not only in Russia but also down the street.
The magnificent "other woman," of Zhivago's illicit but
magnificent love affair; his
idealistic uncle Nikolai; the
butchering leaders of both
Whites and partisans; and always the innocent people; they
are the people who appear in
the truest of books. Zhivago is
a timeless figure. He has lived
in other times, in other place-.;,
his soul subjected to other- tyr-
The question has been raised:
Would "Doctor Zhivago" have
been, considered such a great
book had it not been written in
such  circumstances?
Yes. "Zhivago" would have
heen great had il been written
by a Book of the Month club
hack in a New Hampshire
writers' colony.
Glass Menagerie
Tin- Players' Club will present a reading of Tennessee
Williams' "Tin- Glass Menagerie" a I 12:30 and IhHO on December 4. Richard Irwin i.s directing a cast consisting of
Mike Matthews (Tom), Caroline
Purves (Amanda), Penny Gaston (Laura and Dennis Howarlh
claustrophobically wrapped in
the head robes of the past, and
who suffers from passions
which his upbringing somehow
forces him, to suppress.
"The famous scene of the
man held back from the woman by the ropes which attach
him to tw(o priests, two pianos
and two dead donkeys may well
symbolize this, if it may be said
to symbolize anything but the
repulsion it miust excite in the
"Bunuel's later and more im*
portant film, "L'Age D'Or,"
amplified the hatred he revealed in "Le Chien Andalou,"
and showed him to be the most
courageous and single-minded
of the surrealist film-makers.
For him film-making was no
experimental exercise, no game
with images and montage. It
was a rebellion which threw its
angers in the face of the audience that they might understand more fully the mask of
their so-called culture."
"Lot in Sodom" is an application of the techniques used in
the most twisted. Godless of
European movies to the Biblical story of the good man in
the sinful city. Perhaps t h e
reason for its inferior force is
that with the European films,
technique wras often inseparable
from t h e conviction of those
who made the films; whereas
in "Lot in Sodom" the Biblical
story merely provides an opportunity, a framework, for
exercising said lurid techniques
and Freudian imagery.
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An  absorbing  and  touching;
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Monday,  Nov. 24 -
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Thursday, November 20, 1958
No Religion For Young Yugoslav
Shakespeare scholar, Arnold Edinborough, editor of the
Kingston Whig-Standard and Saturday Night, will visit the
University of British Columbia next week to take part in a
week-long festival commemorating the 400th anniversary of the
accession of Queen Elizabeth I to the throne of England.
A noon hour lecture will be
Politics must eliminate religion in the mind of any young
Yugoslav who wants to get
ahead, Gordo n Armstrong,
W,U.S. delegate to Yugoslavia
said Wednesday.
"Freedom of religion exists
theoretically,"  he  said.
"But only the very old dare-
go to church. Social pressure
demands loo high a price."
Armstrong will bo one ol
three panelists on "Inside Yugoslavia" tu be held in Buchanan
106 noon today.
He will discuss the religious
and political aspects of life in
Fellow panelist Paul Ter-
mansen and Ivan Mozer will
deal with the economic and industrial aspects. Both have
toured  Yugoslavia.
Termansen saw several experiments in Socialism. Management has been "turned over
to the working class," Termansen said.
Workers' councils run factories. Communism is "tempered
with respect for the individual"
in Yugoslavia.
entitled "Elizabeth t h e Fairy
Queen and her Court." Second
lecture at 8:15 p.m. will be entitled "Shakespeare the Showman."
Festival, entitled "The Golden Age of Elizabeth," will begin
at 12:30 p.m.
Monday at 8:15 a symposium
on various aspects of Elizabethan life will be held in room 201
of the engineering building.
Among the speakers will be Dr.
John  Norris,  of  UBC's  history
Monday with a performance of department, on history and
the farce "Gammer Gurton's politics and Dr. Marion Smith
Needle," in the UBC auditorium   on Elizabethan   literature.
Grads Win
Three UBC post-graduate students are the recipients of Canadian Industries Limited fellowships for advanced study in the
field of wild life management.
Dr. Anthony Erskine, William
Holsworth, and Alan Stiven are
recipients of the $1,500 annual
awards which are part of a wildlife conservation program inaugurated four years ago by the
ammunition division of C.I.L.
Mardi Gras Raffles Away
For Child Rehabilitation
Valuable prizes, including a fur stole, will be won by lucky
ticket holders in the Mardi Gras Raffle.
The tickets are on sale now
from any fraternity or sorority
member for 25 cents.
be held at the Commodore Friday, January 23 and Saturday,
Proceeds from lhe ticket sale  January 24
will go to the Children's Foundation, a group devoted to the
rehabilitation of emotionally
disturbed  children.
Theme  of   this  year's Mardi
Gras is "International."  It will
The fraternities that sell the
most raffle tickets will be given
first choice of which night they
want to attend.
Mardi Gras Queen will be
crowned Saturday night.
j       (Continued from Page 1)
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hour interview vvith Henry
Miller, author of "Tropic of
Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn"
and "Black Spring" from 2
p.m. to 4 p.m. November 21.
it's Christmas Time ot
and  the   Camera  Shop suggests
a  Kodak  Brownie Flash  Outfit
Taking holiday pictures will be such fun
. . . this Brownie Bull's-Eye Camera is so
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Thursday, November 20, 1958
Treasurer Attends   I club notes
McGill Conference     "Existentialism" Talk At Noon
(AMS Treasurer. John Helliwell was one of two UBC
delegates to the McGill Conference on'World'Affairs, held
November 12 to 15 in Montreal. Here he presents his
impressions of the conference.
Issues raised and problems discussed at the conference
will be des U   rith more specifically in a later article by
the second t if gate, Brian Smith).
"The United    fates must stop
The Philosophy Club is sponsoring the fifth  in  its  series  of  lectures  on  Thursday,
November 20, at 12.30 in Buchanan 104.
The topic is "Merleau-Ponty's Existentialism" and the lecture is being given by Dr. K.
| Weinberg.
treating Canada like the girl
next door — ley have been
pulling our pigt ,:s, stealing our
candy, and '^pletely disregarding our ? t is for long enough.    We are   .veil enough de-
v.id students during the four
days of the conference. The discussion at times lacked the energy and emphasis it might have
had it was because of the excessive" consideration shown by all
veloped now t.> merit some con-!the delegates for the feelings of
slderation and '. cspect. Our delegation has been subjected to
enough abuse — we shall not
stand for a^y more."
These  altei nations  were  hurled, accompa- 'f0, by several ver-
the students    from    the    other
Controversial issues were occasionally skimmed over in order to preserve the friendly tone
of discussion.   Disagreement was
bal barrages, u nng the closing i largely confined    to    academic
points and past mistakes were
generally ignored. If our two
nations showed as much consideration for each other as the student delegates did, Canadian-
American relations would be as
controversial as the Happy Gang.
session of ?\1.'.'. 'A (pronounced
Mikwah by th* knowledgeable
members of tu»- organizational
superstructure). Fear of a complete break-off diplomatic
ties between t' .ivo nations is
somewhat l?s,« :ud by the fact
that the inter allegation missiles
above were launched on behalf
of Canada b> indents of Columbia bound 0 in woollen
scarves and pi-: ;ey accents.
The Conference was extremely well planned and highly organized by a vast committee of
McGill students with a structure
adequate to cope with the logis
Delegates and observers from t ticai problems of a major inva-
24 Canadian md 11 United jsion The cost of the conference,
States -mive. =it'es attended the about five thousand dollars, wa*
second    McC:!    Conference on I provided generoi,sly but largely
! unknowingly by the McGill student body,
s     Hon. Frank
World Affaii held November
12th to 15th i! Montreal. The
purpose and nj.^Jt of the conference were to -jvate an awareness amongst hyh Canadian and
American stud, ■■us of the sources
of friction s.n ■: »:.Yist in the relations betwec our two countries.
Governmens "by the people"
such as suppi..'. ily exists in both
Canada and rie United States
relies for it« -ivength upon informed pubh . o.-'nion. If public opinion affects government
decisions to any extent at all it
i.s necessary 'hat the people
know what svy are talking
The cumber ome, slow-moving
machinery < ■ democratic government becm' ■.■es a senseless
■ if the decision
populace ignor-
ifications of their
M. Coffin, member of the Foreign Affairs Corn-
(Continued on Page 8)
waste  of  eft",
is referred to
ant of the reactions.
The   McGir
instituted     Vj
Canadians ar..
ly to studer i-
problems  far .
Conference   was
help explain   to
more particular-
the international
;,  our  nation  to-
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In addition to its lecture series, the Philosophy Club is
holding two discussion groups
a week, one at 1:30 on Thursdays, and one at 12:30 on Fridays.
All   these   discussion   groups
speaks the trade union and and Triumphant", a very suc-
management language, on Fri-: cessful book which has been
day, November 21, in Buchan-s Published in the United States,
an 102, at 12:30. Britain  and  Australia.
Gowland  has spent  eighteen j life STORY
years   relating   the   Church   to [     He has also broadcast on the
industry   by   speaking   in   overjB.B.C, and last year the story
are   held   in   the   Club   Room,   3'000   factories   in   Great   Bri- j of his iife was televised in an
No. 155, Brock Extension.
Philosophy Club is also planning an informal party for Saturday, November 22. This party will be held at 3577 West
31st. Avenue, starting at 8:30»
A<|hission will be $.50 per
couple, and each couple is asked
to bring its own refreshments.
Anyone wanting more information is asked to come to
the regular meeting of the club,
on Thursday noon, in Buchanan
104, just before the lecture.
The SCM is  sponsoring. Wil-
li»m   Gowlsmd,   a    man   who
'au1- hour's documentary by one of
EXPERIMENT Britain's best known television
At present he is the Warden j writers.
of Methodism's  first  Industrial j     Gowland  will also  be inter-
College  at Luton,  in  the Lon-[ viewed on CKWX on Saturday,
don   District   in   England.   This j November 22, at 7:50.
experiment is aimed at training j Undergrad Writer*
ministers and laymen to face | On Monday, November 24, at
the problems of the Church j 8:15 p.m., in Arts 101, the Un-
and industry, trade unionism, I dergraduate Writers Workshop
and management. ' will present two hours of tape
During his eighteen years of  recordings of the poets of the
pioneering in industry he has
been in over three thousand
factories, and has visited many
colleges and schools and public
He is the author of "Militant
"Beat Generation" who will be
reading their own works.
These   tapes   were   collected
recently   in   San   Francisco   by
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One  U.B.C.  Ball Point Pen With Every
FACULTY     -      U. B. C.      -     SK!
Location: Brock Extension        Hours: 11:30-2:30
Thursday, November 20, 1958
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CBC man, Bob Patchel, for a
local fifteen minute radio show.
It will begin with a general
discussion of Beat Generation
poetry by poet Kenneth Ren-
roth. Then such poets as Ren-
roth, Getty and Alan Ginsberg
will read their own poetry and
comment on its various aspects.
Everyone interested in contemporary is welcome, especially members of the faculty,
Students in creative writing
courses, and members of the
The Conservative Club is
sponsoring a discussion group
on   Sunday.   November   23,   at
8:00 p.m. at 5290 Angus Drive,
the home of Barb Sanderson.
The discussion will be led
by Leon Ladner Q.C., and Allan
The topic will be conserva-!
five principles as they apply to \
conditions in the world today.!
The discussion will also include |
a short history of the party and i
show in what way the Tories |
differ from the Liberals and
the CCF.
It is particularly important
that newt members of the club
should attend this discussion,
as the talk will give a clear
idea of the fundamentals of
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mittee of the U.S. House of Rep- SOLUTIONS
resentatives and co-author of a His solutions were as follows:
special House report on Cana-j 1) Opinion-forming groups of
dian-American relations, was the j citizens becoming vocal on both
speaker at the closing banquet ' sides of the border;
and presented a five point pro-1 2) "Opposite number" consul-
gram for the solution of joint j tation procedure for officials at
problems. , thg   working  or  administrative
His   plan   was   well   received j level;
4) A systematic and broadening exchange of lawmakers
working in different areas;
5) Recognition from the press
when joint efforts produce good
results or avert serious consequences."
and appeared to represent a synthesis of student opinion formed
during the earlier discussions.
3) Provisions for regular top-
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