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The Ubyssey Feb 9, 1961

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No. 48
Aggie   Al   wins
on second count
Pat Glenn, 2nd Vice-President
Lynn McDonald, Secretary
Liberals form model government
.   .Aggie Al.Cornwall was elected AMS President in a record
vote Wednesday.
Cornwall did not have a majority on the first ballot, and-
runner-up Ray Noel was close enough to make it a tense race
as votes were counted Wednesday night
On the second count Cornwall —' "7~~ —■ —:	
ALAN CORNWALL, newly-elected AMS President, (left) and Pat Glenn, new Second Vice-
President,'give congratulatory, busses to Lynn McDonald, victorious candidate for Secretary.
Minutes before, Cornwall had been carried around the room on the shoulders of his Aggie
supporters celebrating the  anouncement of his victory at the polls.
Financial difficulties provoke
AMS-NFCUS seminar hassle
A split in relations  between
AMS arid the National Federation ;,-©£■   Canadian    University
Students   may   come   about be-
.v;ea*S»?-wf>'.a, disagreement   over
-the seminar held  at UBC be-
•j tween-Aug.'-.26 and Sept. 5.
"The difference arises over the
financing  of the  seminar.   The
' Federation has   asked AMS  to
make up the deficit.
A recent letter from Russ
Robinson, AMS treasurer, stated
"A larger part of the deficit for
. the ^seminar was attributed to
the failure of the National Secretariat to raise the funds, which
.according to the budget were to
be their responsibility."
Plans  for the  seminar   were
made    between    January    and
April. In this period Elwood
Driedger, treasurer, drew up
the budget calling for UBC and
NFCUS each to. raise a portion
of the funds, with Canada Council and registration fees to make
up the balance.
The AMS had said it would
pay $12,00$ of the $38,000 budget and the Federation would
|nake up the rest.
&FCUS fell short of raising its
Peter Meekison seminar chairman had been at odds with the
central committee since the beginning.
In May, Meekison handed in
his report. The central committee was impressed but they wanted to enrich the program with
more speakers and discussion
Foresters  lead
Foresters are leading in the blood drive, being 30.8%
ahead of their nearest competitor. Let's see a little spirit from
the   rest   of  the  faculties  as  well.
ARTS 14.3%
HOME EC 21.8
ENG 26.0
FOR. 72.6
EDUC.    14.0
LAW   9.4
COMM - 21.6
P.E .14.0
TOTAL o£ .4600 pint quota
AGGIES  14.9
MED -.... 3.6
ARCH  5.7
PHAR. - 10.0
GRADS  3.2
SOC. WORK  2.4
 - - 19.0%
-He added a day and an evening to the program at their request.
At the end of June NFCUS
sent UBC an evaluation of tne
report. The evaluation criticized
the program and wanted to scrap
some speakers and add others.
The two co-directors, Dr.
Bryce and Prof. Feltham, who
had the responsibility for getting speakers and making the
arrangements in Vancouver, had
plans for six outstanding Canadian Speakers, but the central
committee wanted 15, each at
a cost of $300.
"The UBC Committee could
not accommodate such drastic
revisions at this late date." said
Robinson's letter.
In these changes were plans
to cut the size of the semniar
and eliminate the stopover tours.
"The reply was all or nothing"
said Meekison's resume of the
The resume continued, "The
damage and ill feeling caused
would be. more detrimental to
NFCUS than a possible loss of
Kitchen sink next?
The telephone in the club's
office in Brock Hall has been
An unknown thief ripped the
business telephone out of the
wall and escaped with it.
The club office has been left
phoneless, clueless and unhappy.
was 12 votes short of majority
but Noel conceded. The room
dissolved into pandemonium as
Aggies carried Cornwall around
the room on their shoulders.
Noel took only one poll —
In another tense race, Lynn
McDonald was elected Secretary.
She won on the third ballot over
Georgia Harris. •
Pat' Glenn wafs victorious in
the race for Second Vice-Presi*
dent. .,;
"I am really sincerely grate-
ful to' the students," Cornwall
told The Ubyssey, "and I would
like to congratulate Ray Noel
on a good campaign..
Said Noel: "I would like to
wish good luck to the new AMS
President* Alan Cornwall. I will
be here next year and I will
give hira all the help I can."
Cornwall said he considered
himself a representative of the
students to do their work and to
lead them when the need arises.
"I would like to say that I will
always be available -tor.the students under any circumstances."
"I feel wonderful," said the
victorious Lynn McDonald. "I
really feel that this wJH be a
fascinating yea r in student
-government, and I want- s»
much to be a part of it."
New Second Vice-President,
Pat Glenn, only candidate to
win on the first ballot, defeated
Bryan Belfont .and Peter Penz.
The total vote of 4786 is the
largest ever recorded in an AMS
election. AMS Business Manager-
Ron Pearson said he felt that
the heavy vote was due to a
number of factors: the new system of student government, the
New Blood on' Council Party,
and the spirited race for President after last year's multitude
of acclamations.
There was a near panic in the
afternoon as it appeared the
Election Committee was going to
run out of ballots. They had
only 5000 printed. But the vote
fell just short of this.
It was Liberals by a landslide in the Model Parliament
"We got a clear majority for
the first time -in the. history of
campus politics," exulted Liber
al  Club President  Dave Johnston.
The UBC Victory is the 14th
for the Liberals in 17 Model Parliament elections on Canadian
campuses this year.
Johnston congratulated the
Presidents of the other parties
and called the campaign "probably the most active that's ever
been waged."
Other political club presidents
felt that Lester Pearson's visit
to the campus was a factor in
the Liberal victory.
CCF Club President Bill Piket
said he was very pleased with
the results. "We have a record
number of votes," he said, "We
have firmly established ourselves
as the official opposition on this
Here are the .results:
Votes     Seats
Liberals       2296(50.06%)   *8
(plus speaker)
CCF 988(21.78%)    17
Tories 670(14.56%)    12
socreds 500(10.90%)      8
Communists   122 (2.66%)      2
Seats are   distributed   on  a
special  basis  to   guarantee  the
winning partx a majority in the
House.  '"-'
Model Parliament sessions
will be held during. Open House
Week, February 27-March 4.
Here are the vote totals in the
AMS'elections:' President Cornwall, 2327; Noel, 1465; Brown
(NBC) 884; Barkworth eliminated on first count.
Second Vice-President: Glenn,
2536; Penz, 1161; Belfont (NBC),
Secretary: McDonald, 2848;
Georgia Harris, 1619; Marjorie
Gilbart (NBC) and Marg Rid*
ards were eliminated on first
and second counts.
Fine Arts Centre
contruct signed
An $820,000 contract for construction of the first phase of
the fine arts center at UBC has
been awarded to Howden Construction Company of Vancouver,
President N. A. M. MacKenzie
announced today.
Construction of the four-
storey building will start immediately and will be finished
before the end of the year, the
president said. -vSoga»7wo.
■Thursday, February 9, 1961
Authorized as second class mail by Post Office Department, Ottawa
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 Ubyssey and not necessarily those of the
 Alma Mater Society of the University of B.C.
TELEPHONES: CA 4-3242, locals 12 (news desk), 13 (critics-
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% ■ Managing Editor
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.: Associate Editors   .
Photography Editor
Senioa; Editor    .
Sports Editor    .    .
Critics Editor   .   .   .
CUP Editor    .    .     .
.    .    .    Roger McAfee
.   .   .   .   .   Denis Stanley
. Ian Brown, Ed Lavalle
.    .    .    .   Byron Hender
Ann   Pickard
.    .    .    .    Mike Hunter
. '' .   .   .   Dave Bromige
.    .    Bob Hendrickson
;   Layout:   C.   Buhr and J. Bonenfant
NEWS: Pam Buhr, Sharon McKinnon, Keith Bradbury,
Coleman Romalis, Dick Arkley, George Railton,
Diane Greenall, Sandra Scott, Stu McLaughlin,
J   Derek  Allen.
SPORTSr Chris Fahrni; Dieter Urban, Ron Kydd, Pete
Gelin, Bert MacKinnon.
Some advice
Three of the big six have now been chosen. You have
spoken, and it jshall be so.
; We would.like, at this..time, to congratulate the winners:
Al Cornwall, new AMS President; Pat Glenn, who will fill the
new post of Second Vice-President; and Lynn McDonald, Secretary.  '
In our official capacity as campus know-it-all, we are going
to offer these people a bit of advice.
Miss McDonald will have to remember that the secretary is
-«ot merely a taker of notes and a mimeographer of stencils.
This year she will have greatly increased responsibilities. Bedsides-representing, our women students, she will have to be a
full member of a functioning executive. It is imperative that she
-pull her weight.
Let tradition be hanged, Miss McDonald. Speak out on all
issues, and be prepared to work as hard as the rest of the executive.
Mr. Qlenn. is reminded that there is more to the job of Second Vice* President than public, relations; Besides the burden
of making the,new.system work, that rests.oiat the shoulders of
all ,the executives, there is the matter of helping the interest
.groups to adjust to not being represented on the Council. This
is' th task of tihe Vice-Presidents.
The chief responsibility for making the new system work
will fall, upon the shoulders oi;the President. Mr. Cornwall,
jtou wiUlhave to work hard to put into effect your stated policy
'of expanding representation. Adjustrnent to the new system
will not be easy.
XpU .have inherited- a mass of problems.! Most pressing are
lhe questions of a new student union building and frosh orientation.
The intricacies, of' the student building are very difficult
r±©/: grasp ^mostly due to hesitancy on the part of the admin-
iftration) but you will, have to grasp them and formulate a
(Strong policy. Action on the matter is-overdue now.
The- dismal state of frosh orientation will inevitably be: a
thorn in ypur side. Even having a two-year chairman helped
little; The administration is confused, and the students' efforts
have proved futile.
, R is up to you, Mr. President, to lead the new-Council in
a new direction on this problem. Some radical solution must be
found, and it is your job to find it.
Policy towards Men's Athletics will also be a major problem next -year. It too will have to be resolved by your Council.
These will be the major issues. We have neglected to mention the more minor issues, which themselves are numerous
and troublesome. And there is always the unforeseen.    .
But we trust that you have come into office in full knowledge of these problems, and we wish you the best of luck.
*        *        *
Don't neglect the losers. In a democracy, it is important
to remember that the losers in any election are to be respected
as much as the winners.
' They too were willing to give of their time and effort to
Serve the students.
And thejf performed a valuable service in their campaigns,
presenting dissenting views, and disseminating important in-
They deserve our thanks.
tiive a  cheer
Okay* altogethernow. Let's hear it for the women of B.C.
s- Four thousand of them; the "Feminine fighting forces of
B.C.", have helped justice triumph again. Their irate protests,
mailed to this city's columnist-turned-alderman-turned-columnist, have, helped the B.C. government to decide to allow the sale
here of hitherto banned whipped desert toppings.
Yes, justice wins out again, in a pushbutton can.
'With that problem licked, all the "forces" have to do now,
is to find solutiQns to unemployment, poverty and the threat
of world war. Onward wojnen! -*<RJi.
Letters To
mimwm ciiiB
Cami*Jairi> He Soys
The Ubyssey,
Dear  Sir: /
I understand from letters
published in The Ubyssey on
January 16 and from an article
on January 24 that there have
been some complaints about
the quality* of the Food served
in Fort Camp. I understand,
too, that students were invited
to attend a meeting on January 20 to discuss the matter.
It would be useful, I think,
if attention were called to the
procedures which exist to en--
sure that complaints are received by the persons responsible for Food Services and
that appropriate action is
taken. Students are encouraged
to speak directly to the dietitians in charge of the dining
rooms, or if they wish, to the
Food Representatives on the
Camp Council. If necessary,
complaints can then be taken
to the A.M.S. Food Committee on Housing and Food Services.
It. is difficult for the directors of Food Services to deal
with specific complaints such
as those cited in the article on"
January 24, unless attention is
called immediately to the nature of the complaint.
As a matter of interest, food
facilities are visited regularly
by sanitary inspectors of the
Metropolitan Health Committee. The last inspection at Fort
Camp was carried out on Monday, 30 January and sanitary
conditions were reported as excellent.
N. A. M. MacKenzie.
In line with the Ubyssey policy of providing bearded reporters to cover Monday bight Council meetings, the powers ttftat
be have put your humble servant back where he was at the
beginning of the year. (Yes, Malcotm Scott has had a close shave
Perhaps the most interesting event of the evening was the .
post-prandial appearance of one Robert Horn, present to plead
for Council's adoption of the constitution of the Fair Play for
Cuba  Club.
This constitution was rejected by UCC last week, because
they were unhappy about several points in it, and about the
aims of the club in general. Mr. Home was invited to appear before the UCC executive and discuss the matter; however, feeling that UCC were prejudiced against him in advance, he decided
to come directly to Council.
Horn stated that the purpose of the club was to encourage
a wide knowledge of all Latin America, and particularly of
Cuba, whose situation at present is, he said, '-'of tremendous significance." He denied that the club would be particularly pro-
Cuba, but said that it was interested in publicizing the facts
about Cuba, which, he claimed, have not been represented objectively by the press, particularly in the United States.
He cited precedent for the formation of the club by pointing
out that there are several such organizations at universities in
the States, and one has been started recently in Toronto by a
U. of T. professor.
Horn said he would like to see this organization approved as
a club by AMS with "iron-clad laws" in its constitution that
would prevent its being used for political purposes.
These proposals came under extensive discussion in Council.
Several Councillors felt that the objectives of the organization
could be achieved just as well through clubs already existing on
campus — El Circulo (which has a "wild weekend" every year),
WUS, or the Communist Party Club. This last was a reference
to the fact that the Fair Play for Cuba Committee in the States
is on the FBI list of suspect organizations, and that two of the
present members of Mr. Horn's organization are apparently
active members of the Communist Club at UBC.
Others thought that the name was an unfortunate choice,
in view of Horn's declared aims, as it suggested a pro-Cuban
bias rather than an objective approach. Horn said he was quite
willing to change the name, but that it had been chosen to establish a connection with the organization in U.S., through which it
was hoped to obtain literature, films and speakers.
Mainly because of the political implications, Council were
far from happy with the problem, and finally asked UCC to
discuss, several suggested changes to the constitution with the
club, but with no guarantee that, should these changes be made,
it  will  receive  Council's  approval.
Watch for another exciting instalment next week.
*       *       ■*■
Peter Meekison was up to report on Open House Week (Feb.
27 to Mar. 4). He said it was hoped to draw upwards of 100.000
people, as the event is being widely publicized throughout the
province. An elaborate traffic system has been devised to handle
the rush.
He pointed out that 900 people are needed as guides and
information dispensors. For anyone interested, the committee's
address is Room 306, Brock Hall. CIAL WORK EDITION
School provides
Career in Social Work to
provide exciting challenge
Are you considering Social
Work as a professional career?
Social work in Canada is a
rapidly expanding field. Its
ever changing nature, the high
human purposes it serves, the
millions of dollars' spent annually in its support, and the fundamental contributions it renders to society, both at home
and throughout the world, make
social work a most interesting,
■challenging and rewarding field
of service.
The chronic shortage of qualified personnel to staff even the
already-established social welfare services provides ample opportunity for   employment   and
assures to qualified social workers rapid advancement. According to a recent estimate there
was in Canada only one social
work position in seven filled by
persons who had completed the
two-year graduate professional
education usually regarded as
qualifying them for these positions.
Although employment in the
social work field is often open
to persons without professional
education, experience proves
that effectiveness of performance, satisfactions on the job,
and opportunities for advancement in the field, are often directly  related  to   the   degree  of
Students trained
in social policy
The beginnings oi the School of Social Work took root at
the.University of British Columbia over thirty years ago, when
a few extension courses were given in response to the training
needs of the welfare workers in Vancouver—at that time, particularly in the Childrens' Aid Society and the Family Welfare
Bureau. i —
Edgar loses bid
A welfare worker friend tells me that DAVE EDGAR, Alma
Mater Society president, was refused social assistance at a local
agency. Dave claimed he was soon to be unemployed. The agency
regarded his bicycle as a material asset, hence no dole. Peddle it,
Dave "...
... A local education dean who has eagerly criticized a recent
Royal Commission on B. C. education, told this reporter that "I'm
afraid that something I wrote about the chairman in a critical way
so prejudiced me against him that I never read another word he
... A local Ubyssey staffer recently defined "honorarium" as
a "twenty dollar word designed to dress up a $10 editorial fee."
. . . ROSS CRAIGIE says he keeps his loose dollars in a copy
of Dante's Inferno, thereby always being in a position to answer
her own querulous, "Now where in hell did I put that money? . . .
. . . The fly-leaf of every Gideon Bible bears the legend, "If
you are lonesome and restless, read Psalms 23 and 27, Old Testament." RUSS BRINK rescued from a room in a hotel "'here he
stayed for a national student conference one precious copy in which
was this addition, written in ink in the margin, "If you're still
lonesome when you've read the Psalm, phone Liberty 9372 and
ask for Georgina." ...
... In the Faculty Club recently, a member of the Aggies
faculty made this deathless observation: "The artichoke is the only
vegetable you have more of when you finish eating if than when
you had started." . . .
... A well-known faculty wife and hostess credits three simple
words for making guests at parties feel welcome and at home.
"When they arrive," says Mrs. X, "I murmur 'at last', and when
they arise to depart I protest, 'already?' "...
... A Vancouver radio announcer took his young daughter to
a church dinner last week. The parson invited the youngster to
say grace. She bowed her head and said: "These victuals, good
friends, are coming to you through the courtesy of Almighty God."
preparation social workers have
for their work.
Admission to a School of Social Work is normally limited to
university graduates with a bachelor's degree who have completed a well-rounded liberal
arts program. Such a program
would include a,substantial core
in the social sciences. Pfofes-
sional. social work education
consists of two years of intensive academic study and field
work at the end Of which time
successful candidates are awarded the degree Master of Social
Upon successful completion
of one year of this program, the
candidate is awarded the Bachelor of Social Work degree.
Salaries of social workers,
while not yet comparable to
those of certain professions,
have in recent years improved
greatly and will continue-to improve.
Social work is a young profession. Its satisfactions are
This initial characteristic of
the. university and the community drawing upon each other
towards the common solution of
social problems in terms of education and research, has been a
continuing feature of both the
School's professional growth
and the development of social
agencies and services in Vancouver and British Columbia
Today, over 20 diverse public
and private community social
agencies are linked to the school
through the field work placements of the students. Under
this arrangement, an opportunity is provided for the students
to test and apply an increasing
body of social work theory,
knowledge and skill under the
practical conditions of the agency's function. ^
The School maintains a close
relationship with 4he field work
agencies through.individual conferences between a faculty member and the agency supervisor,
and by group meetings.
The net result of 4his system,
is that the agencies benefit by
eventually > recruiting ba#ly
needed professional• -workers
whom they themselves have
helped train, and *y keeping
abreast of social work themry
and practice embodied in the
School's program.
Conversely, the services of the
School are available to social
agencies that wish to .engage 4n
joint review of their program.
The School, in turn, is made
continually aware of the practical needs, problems and resources of the community.
The association with the community has led to  the School's
Do you wish to have
a job with a future?
Do you want to get to the
bottom of people's troubles?
Neurotic Nellie's Nursery for
Emotionally Disturbed Children
requires A Director of Bathroom
Culture (preferably experienced
with the six-month old eneu-
— Female girl preferred, but
will accept applications from
motherly male.
— M S W degree (Master of
Scented  Water).
— Will consider BSW degree
(Bachelor of Slop Work).
—- Preference will be given to
those who have completed
Dr. Daniel Diaperpin's correspondent course: "Basic
Concepts of Flood Control."
—- Applicants should also have
knowledge of plumbing ability to control leaks an asset.
Applicants must be able to
adapt themselves easily to
moist climate.
To control and direct daily
movements of staff.
To be responsible for introducing measures that will
ensure regular running of
the institution.
Commensurate with qualifications starting at $18.00 per
' week and leading to $27 per
week within twenty - five
Free diaper wash.
Accident    and   liability   Insurance    to    protect against
injury from safety pins.
contribution of leadership in
the welfare field, reflected in
various aspects of participation
in issues and problems of the
The School has not refrained
from taking a stand in issues of
social policy which have come
up, and has given leadership to
public opinion in those areas
which come within its competence. Recently, the Director
of the School, Mr. W. Dixon, has
publicly called for a Survey of
Child Welfare Administration in
the Province.
Where the problems of community need have been obscured by lack of information or
analysis, faculty and students
have contributed by investigation and research.. Thus, eaeh
student in his Master's Year
writes a thesis, often involving
the exploration of some aspect
of the community's welfare.
This questioning and constructively critical body of material,
serves as a spur to rational improvement of the community's
Over more recent years, many
of the faculty have contributed
significantly to major research
studies. Professor Dixon's study
of the Doukhobors and in the
administration of Indian Affairs,
,is noteworthy.
Dr. L. Marsh's "Study on
Housing and Urban Renewal in
the Strathcona Area", was an
invaluable reference in that
field. "The Police Court Alcoholic" was a special study done
by Mr. A. Marriage.
Mr. M. Wheeler has lately
been engaged in a study of priorities of social welfare needs in
the Greater Vancouver area.
The sense of broader community identification does not stop
at the local level; not long ago,
Miss M. Cunliffe returned from
England, after having conducted a year's research on the role
of the Family Welfare Association in London in relation to
developing Public Welfare Service in England. Also, both
Miss Cunliffe and Dean H. McCrae are interested in the implications of teaching methods
of social work in overseas countries.
Having begun as an extension
program, the School has maintained and strengthened this
educational service for those engaged in social work activity,
but cannot enter the School itself. Consultation in various
branches of social work is provided through this medium-
Mr. J. Fornataro, former Director of Corrections in Saskatchewan, and now on the School
faculty, is a source of stimulating ideas and experience in the
expanding social work field of
parole  and probation. .Page Two
Thursday, February 9,  1961
[ Editor       .    ....    .    .    .     Ed Pennington
[ Cartoonist      . Helen Eisert
(       CONTRIBUTORS: Ted Teather, Len Ghan, Anne Marie
'f-' Orno,   Israel   Liquornik,    Nancy   Chatwin,   Linda
I   ) .Mitchell.-
I       TYPISTS  AND INSPIRATION:  Marjorie  Martin, Mary
Brown, Nora Clark, Ruth Thompson,  Carol Baines,
Jane Tanaka, Sharron Simpson.
Worker must know self
Social wovk  as   an application  of professional services
is justly alighted by many as being a highly imperfect bu-
\ reaucaiie mechanism designed and dedicated to the pro-.
! ; tefttotl of the status quo. This is a charge which the profession
j " as a whole must face and attempt to repudiate but it cannot
j be completely nullified because we are forced to function
!    within the structure of a given society.
! The complex nature of the problems created by an in-
i    dustrial society  necessitates the  organization of  specific  re-
!    sources to alleviate these problems. This in turn requires the
'•   bureaucratic structure which can only be imperfect.
! The vital question is   whether   the  system  reflects the
] values inherent in our modern democratic -society or does
j it reflect the values upon which our society was supposed to
1   be built. Is social work used as a vehicle for the perpetuation
of our present day middle class values or is it an enabling
j   force in helping man fulfil his destiny?  This is a question
each and every woricer must ask himself in the face of his
professional   principles   revolving   around   the   individual's
tight to be able to realize his potential.
j The social worker must function within the context of
■i- society consciously utilizing his professional being to enable
man to prao' *se this right when he is incapacitated by the
i self, socieV, or wlien the self exercises its potentiality in
] such a way a* to deny others the same right. When man is
j hampered by .su-iety or the self to the extent that his ability
i    to function  is seriously impaired,  society has an obligation
to enable  him to  repair this capacity. When man  exercises
j   his right to se'f-realization in such a manner as to endanger
,    the rights of others, society in turn has the right to protect
J   these people but also an obligation to protect the man.  ■
: In the above lies the justification of the aforementioned
criticism, but society as a structure, whether viewed as helping
] or hindering, has a direct bearing on the life of man. Its
;   inherent problems which may or may not be created by an
imperfect form, represent human suffering which must be
} alleviated in the present. The alleviation of these problems
| alone would partially justify the charge of perpetuating ah
', imperfect system. However, the profession is further justified
,    when, if acting in accordance  with its  professed ideals, it
enables man to mobilize sufficient strength to fulfil his po-
\ tential as an individual. Athough this may be hampered by
\ the form of society, in his strength lies hope for the future.
, If social work as an application of professional services
is hampering more than enabling the individual, each worker
must re-examine himself and his function in view of the
'    principles he must live by.
Problems are complex
The School of Social Work is engrossed in the extremely
difficult task of creating a generic approach to problems encompassing a panorama of special ties, and of accomplishing
this within the confines of insufficient time. The very complexity of our social problems demand specialization to ensure
]   that each be treated at depth.
In order for the student to obtain the ability to acquire
sufficient depth to perform adequately in any one of these
specialties, it is imperative that he first attempt to understand
man and then man in relation to his particular culture. He
must then formulate a justified personal philosophy to vindi-
| cate his being as a professional worker. The journey is beginning. It now becomes essential that he view and integrate
the panorama of basic skills or specialties seeing them as part
of an integrated whole in relation to the personal philosophy
he has previously incorporated.
It remains for the individual to assess the presented
picture and govern the professional self accordingly. This
learning process and this process alone will create a worker
operating on a firm, yet dynamic, base. Through this process
he will come to know the self and how to apply this essence
of his work.
Social Work is not a trades school. The flexible and
dynamic presentation of this to the student requires constant
self searching by the staff. The presentation of this to the
student is further complicated by the wide variety of individual background encompassed by the graduate school. The
magnitude of the goals when seen in relation to the two years
time span designed for their implementation presents a near
impossible task.
However, the principle encompassed by the generic approach represents the only solution to later professsional spe-
i   cialization.   The social worker cannot be a doctor specializing
Social  Work attacked
Danger to Soul and Spirit
I have never been a social
worker, and never had social
work training. But in accordance with Smith's Law (Those
who can, do; those who can't,
teach), I "have on occasion
taught a course on Introduction to Social Work at an institution different from this
one. A friend suggested this
to be the right kind of qualification to launch an outsider's attack on the field. So
here I go.
Whenever my more promising students have consulted
me, I have wondered whether
I should be justified in advising them to go into social
work. I do feel that there are
certain grave dangers in this
profession to one's soul and
spirit. In the main, ; these
are: 1) the rigidly bureaucra-
tized structure of the field;
and 2) the manipulative ideology. The two are closely related.
Taking the second first, it
has seemed to me that the
profession has not yet solved
the problem of whether its.
clients are its servants or its
masters. This dilemma also
exists in other professions,
notably psychiatry, but to a
lesser extent. In theory, the
client of a social worker has
certain problems which the
worker is to help solve in the
interests of the client. Solutions, in theory, are to come
from the nature of the client
and the problem. But in practice, the solution almost always come in part from certain presuppositions.
Modern social work training, with its de-emphasis of
the grosser forms of moralistic
manipulation, has obscured
the underlying, persisting,
conservative bias built into
the practice of the profession.
The bias is one in favor of adjustment, of adequate functioning, of normalcy. I have
no doubt that lip service is
being paid to Thoreau ("If a
man does not keep pace with
his companions, perhaps it is
because he hears a different
drummer. Let him step to
the music which he hears,
however measured or far
But when the worker —
t and his supervisor — is confronted with the father who
does not wish to get a job,
with the adolescent who
wishes serious sexual experimentation, with the group
member who is contentious
and "uncooperative", there is
little doubt of the direction of
the manipulative intervention. The intervention is presumably justified by the
knowledge and skill of the
social worker. But do technical skills enable us to pass
'   moral judgments?
This brings me to the other
point, the rigid bureaucratization of the field. It seems
that once one enters the pro
fession, for the rest of one's
life there will be supervisors,
boards, or at least "consultants" (which may be no more
than a new-fangled term for
the good old supervisors).
The bureaucratic governmental origins of social welfare
are still very much with the
field in its organizational
structure. This problem is not
merely one of day-to-day activity, which in many cases
may indeed be warm and
helpful despite the bureaucratic rigidities.
The problem is most profound, in my opinion, when
one considers the underlying
assumptions that the profession is ultimately responsible,
if not to the government, then
at least to the "public" whose
representatives sit on lay
boards. But who is this public? It isn't the person who
is contentious and "uncooperative," it isn't the one who
was -sent to prison because
his sins are punishable, it
isn't the creative scholar or
artist who shies away from
As represented in government and on governing
boards, the public generally
turns out to be staid, hardworking, moderately cheating
on income taxes, and above
all, respectable. Hence the
respectability of the social
work profession.
That is its  danger to  soul
and spirit.
Social   Work   defended
More alert than academics
(Continued on Page Four)
There is no doubt that Professor Cohn has put his finger
on an important problem.
Social workers do have abundant opportunities to bully
and manipulate their clients,
and their accountability —
sometimes formal, sometimes
covert — to bureaucratic administrators and illiberal business men does tend to make
them allies of the narrower
forms  of respectability.
But are the other professions any better? Is the average school teacher an apostle
of revolutionary social
change? Has the American
Medical Association shown a
more disinterested sense of
its public responsibilities than
the National Association of
Social Workers? Is the ranking of deference values less
rigidly hierarchical among
lawyers? Is the public health
nurse less gratuitously horta- _
tory than the public assitancc
official? Who killed Cock
The fact is, all professions
face the same dilemma of balancing their legitimate claims
to autonomy against the public's right to require the performance of those services for
the provision of which the
professions are called into
being, as it were, in the first
While preserving a certain
"necessary immunity from the
vagaries of the popular whim,
they must neither fall into a
state of arrogant indifference
to social need nor allow themselves to become the docile
instruments  of  special  inter
est groups seeking to impose
their own definitions of what
that social need is.
And of course no profession, even the oldest one, succeeds in being all things to
all men at all times. Here we
have one of those inevitable
tensions of social life which is
always embarrassing, often ironic, and sometimes tragic.
What then, as Tolstoy said, is
to be done now?
Well let us, at any rate, disabuse ourselves of the illusion
that there is any solution for
this problem. If the potential
starkness of the issues is not
apparent in the foggy outlines
of contemporary life we
should try to enlarge our sociological perceptions by finding room within them for a
few archetypical scenes in
which the ultimate limits of
disagreement are plainly to
be seen: Becket murdered before his own altar, the
Knights Templars roasting
over charcoal fires, General
MacArthur carrying his conception of the logic of military necessity to the margins
of the Third World War.
And if memories are so
short that even the Korean
War seems to belong to the
fabled past, try telling me
what the Dutch Reformed
Church should be doing in
South Africa now, or roll the
names of Dr. Teller and Dr.
Pauling lightly on the tongue.
. Naturally, social workers
are too few and too weak to
run much risk of being involved in such violently conflicting assessments of the
public good as these, and presumably the antics of the doc
tors in Saskatchewan last
summer are pretty small beer
too. But it does help if one
can recognize that the problems social workers have in
reconciling competing estimates of their role are generic,
ancient and continuous.
As it happens, I believe that
the professional schools of social work do a slightly better
job of altering their students
to the bewilderments and ambiguities of discharging an inadequately defined public
trust than do the academies
of some of their more venerable colleagues.
If all the myths perpetrated in medical schools about
so-called socialized medicine
were laid end to end they
would stretch from here to
Atlantis, while we all know
that the Yale Law School is a
good deed in a naughty world.
And the imagination cannot
grasp the rape of the mind
that would have to take place
before the physicists and chemists lost their political virginity.
All the same, I agree with
Professor Cohn that social
workers often make one feel
like Peck's bad boy. I can
only suggest that he make it
his business to direct some of
his more alienated sociology
graduates to careers in social
The combination of do-
gooders and do - nothings
should be piquant if nothing
Like the man who crossed a
cobra with a mongoose to
produce an animal that was
its own worst enemy. rhbfsdby, February 9, 1961
Page Three
Social Work tries  to aid others,
believes  in  worth of individual
world students
Greotest sports
story ever told
Three years ago, at a small
Eastern Canadian university,
there was a youngster on the
football squad who was no great
shakes as a player, but whose
personality served as a morale
booster for the whole team. The
coach Was deeply fond of the
boy. He liked the proud way
he walked arm in arm with his
father on the campus from time
to time. If the team was far
enough ahead, he even het him
get into a game occasionally for
the last few minutes of play.
One day, about a week before
the big finale home-coming
game, the boy's mother called
the coach on the phone. . "My
husband died this morning of a
heart attack," she said. "Will
you break the news to my boy?
He'll take it better if it comes
from you." The coach did what
was necessary, and the boy went
home sorrowfully.
. He was back three days later,
.and came straight to the Coach.
"Coach", he begged, "I want to
ask something of you that
means an awful lot to me. I
want to start in that game
on Saturday. I think it's
what my faner would have
liked most."
The Coach hesitated, and then
agreed. "O.K., son, you'll start,
but you'll only be there for a
play or two. You aren't good
enough, and you know it." True
to his word the Coach started
the boy — but never took him
out. For sixty full, jarring
minutes he played inspired football, running, blocking, and
passing like an All-American,
and sparking the team to victory.
Back in the dressing room, the
coach threw his arm around the
boy's shoulder and said, "Son,
you were terrific. You stayed
in because you belonged there.
You never played that kind of
football before. What got into
The boy answered, "Remember how my father and I used to
go about arm in arm? There
was something about him very
few people knew. My father
was totally blind. This afternoon was the first time he ever
saw me play."
(Condensed from the manual "What is Social Work" prepared
by Community Chest and Council of Greater .Vancouver)
Social work bgeins with a concern for people.
This relatively new service profession is built on solving the
difficulties human beings sometimes have in their relationship
to each other and to the world.
From earliest times, even
though men quarrelled and
fought among themselves, they
showed concern for each other's
welfare and a capacity for helping one another.
Poverty was the first of man's
difficulties to attract attention.
Thus we find the earliest forms
of social work were organized
to' aid the needy.
Developments in psychology
and the social sciences, however,
have brought greater understanding of people and the cause
of the problems which prevent
some people from leading happy
and useful lives.
There has also developed a
method of helping people to
solve their problems, a method
which combines scientific knowledge with the art of the practitioner himselfr
The first concept of modern
social work is a belief in the dignity and worth of the indivdual.
This implies respect for the
right of a person to live his own
life, to make his own decisions,
spect for their differences.
Help is given without regard
to race, creed, color, economic or
social status.
The help given by the social
worker cannot be truly effective unless the client takes an
active part in the process. The
individual has responsibility not
only for himself but toward the
society in which he lives. Society has the responsibility to
protect the lives and interests
of all its members.
The kinds of problems which
social workers treat or serve are
those of poverty, broken homes,
family maladjustment, physical
and mental handicaps, inadequate housing and antisocial behavior. To meet these needs, we
find such agencies as family and
child welfare, public assistance,
rehabilitation programs, health
and legal services and many others.
Social workers usually render
social agencies. These social
agencies represent the community, and provide means by which
their specialized services within
people's    neeus    and   problems
The students at UBC's School
of Social Work come from a variety of backgrounds.
Several students received
their B.A. degree from UBC last
year, including the faculty's
Homecoming Queen candidate,
and a former secretary of the
AMS Students' Council.
One student worked with the
Vancouver General Hospital So-
ciai Service Department during
the summer, another at Haney
Correctional Institute.
The Provincial Department of
Social Welfare has given financial help and leave of absence
to four of its,employees to at.
tend the School this year. Two
other class members chose' to
resign from the same department before entering the school.
Many provinces in Canada
are represented. Among the
students from Alberta, one has
supervised an adoption agency
in Calgary, while others have
had experience in the rehabilitation field, and in probation.
Several Saskatchewan students are receiving bursaries
from such provincial departments as Public Health, Psychiatric Services, and Social
A McGill graduate from Montreal and a University of Toronto graduate are continuing their
'studies here. Manitoba and
Nova Scotia are also represented. From Hamilton, Ont., comes
the ex-president of McMaster
University     Students'     Council
who was also a member of the
1960 NFCUS tour to the Soviet
Union and Eastern Europe.
Representing the United States
are students from the states of
Washingon, Oregon and New
York, with the latter having
detoured via Calgary where she
worked in the Child Guidance
Ther is an exchange student
from Wales who is in receipt of
a Rotary Scholarship, as well as
a United Church Minister on
furlough from Hong Kong
where he will return at the end
of the university term.
There are four married women in the class including a
wife of a UBC professor whose
son is an engineering student.
Many of the men are married
and have families and there
have been two "proud papas"
since the beginning of the fall
The class also includes several
ex-teachers, a worker from the
John Howard Society and a retired Army Officer. At least
one student works full time, as
well as attending classes. He is
employed with the weather bureau on Sea Island.
Part-time students always add
much to the life of the class particularly as when this year they
bring wide experience from
their work at the Blind School,
Children's Aid Society, City Social Service Department, Correctional settings, YWCA and
Sam solves sin
with timely tips
I am suffering from a severe
psychoneurotic reaction of the
compulsive type. Basically my
problem is one of hating people.
My compulsion is manifested
by a desire to spit upon them.
What should I do?
Sort of Mixed Up
Shoot yourself.' Sam.
and   to   enjoy   certain  personal  may be met either by adminis-
and civil liberties. . | tering  social   legislation   or   by
Respect for others includes re-1 voluntary effort.
Pre-Social  Work Club
orients   undergrads
Seven years ago it was recognized that there was a need on
this Campus for an undergraduate club which could promote
interest in and knowledge of
social work amongst the students. It was to encourage an
understanding of this new profession that the Pre^Social Work
Society came into being.
Today the Society fulfils the
important task of showing students, who are intersted in Social Work as a vocation, just
what the work entails, and what
they could expect to find themselves doing if they graduated
into the profession.
This year under the direction
of Sheila Young, the program
includes a series of field visits
and discussions on various aspects of the work. Personnel
from many of the local agencies,
where several Society members
are gaining practical experience
in the work, will address the
students. By these means a
student can see for himself (or,
in the majority of cases, herself)
whether he or she is suited to
the profession.
The club is always glad to see
| new members, and hopes that if
you are interested you will be
along to see them at their office
in the Brock Extension or contact the Club at Box 108, AMS,
Brock Hall.
I am having difficulty in helping my mommy work out her
oedipal complex. You see, she
has become attached to me and
is ignoring daddy. I have tried
my best to help her by use of
counselling ranging from reality
orientation to free association
plus permissiveness allowing
acting out — nothing seems to
work.   Please help me.
Yours truly,
Son of a  ]\{ixed Up  Mother.
Buy my book entitled, "How
to Live on the Open Road," and
leave home. Don't have a broken marriage hanging over your
yourself to a hospital. If it is of
the second type, come and see
me. Sam.
My husband is broke and out
of work, "my son is defective, my
daughter is a dope addict, and!
we are being booted out of our
house next week. Please advise.
Yours truly,
Vote Social Credit.
I'm a very happy girl. My
friends all say there is something wrong with me. What
should I do?
Yours, sincerely,
Actually your difficulty
sounds two-fold—you may be
exhibiting symptoms of paranoia. On the other hand, you may
be unable to affect meaningful
Welcome to
Open House
The School of Social Work
will be presenting several exhibits for Open House, March
3-4. The theme will center about
the responsibility of the School
to the community.
Movies will be featured both
Friday and Saturday in M22.
The main film will be "Summer
of Decision," the exciting history of how a young man chose
to make social work his career.
Social work displays will be
placed in the school's office
building, B9, behind the medical building.
Colorful displays on the social
worker's role in the fields of
corrections, mental health,
family and child welfare, and
recreation will be  exhibited.
Of particular interest to undergraduates will be an exhibition of what kind of professional
training students receive at the
Both social work students and
faculty will be on hand to chat
relationships.   If   your   difficul-with visitors and to answer any
ty  is of  the first one,  commit questions  they  might have. Page Four
Thursday, February 9,   1961
Mental  health revolts
Hospital no longer
place of imprisonment
Within the last three decades, a ouiet revolution has occurred within the walls of the mental hospital. No longer is the
hospital conceived as a place of incarceration for those who
have fled from the world of "reality" and "normality." .
Instead,    as    medical science
probes into man's physical and
mental makeup, and as the
social sciences and professions
such as social work delve into
the societal stresses upon the
human being, the mental hospital is beginning to emerge as a
place of healing.
The social worker has as his
main task, the insuring that the
healing process does not stop,
once the patient has left the
hospital. This often involves
interpreting the illness to family and employer, and may involve the finding of a new home
and job.
In addition, it is often necessary to speak „to the family or
some friends, in order to help determine possible causative factors, and, if possible, to try to alleviate or to modify them.
In addition to working with
the people who affect the patient in his life outside of the
hospital, there is another aspect
to the social worker's task, that
is in working with the patient
while he is in the hospital.
This may involve discussion
of what seems like simple matters, such as how to use a telephone, or an explanation of the
workings of traffic signals, since
many people leaving hospitals
today, have neither seen nor
used such things.
On the other hand, in a group
discussion there may be a heated debate on what having been
a patient in a mental hospital
means when it comes to finding
a job, or when one has to meet
former-friends. Who should one
meet? What does one say?
What does one do to help his
family overcome the strain involved in the homecoming?
The social worker acts here
as a moderator, and through
discussion, what once seemed a
hopeless barrier is often overcome.
The variety of settings in
which the social worker in the
mental health field may find
himself is legion. In addition
to the large mental hospital,
there is the smaller mental hospital clinic, where individuals
are seen on an out-patient basis.
Child guidance clinics, counselling and recreational agencies
for discharged patients, alcoholism and drug addiction foundations, are all fields within the
area of mental health.
With the heavy demands being
made on training schools for
mentally retarded people, there
has been an increased^ demand
for social workers to secure a
place in society for the student
when his or her training is complete.
There are still a great number
of difficulties to be overcome.
Among them, are-an as yet imperfect understanding of human
behaviour and an unclean conception of what a "normal" and
"real" world is. Lack of professional personnel, and funds
to carry promising programs
and research are other major
In spite of this, the door has
been opened, the light is streaming in.
Social workers have played a
leading part in fostering and
implementing new and progressive ideas in the social treatment of crime and criminal offenders.
To begin with, they have been
an insteumental influence in the
-movement-which has seen a
basic shift in attitude — by the
public,'by the* law and by penal
officials: from that, of viewing
imprisonment as vindictive, retributive punishment and isolation by society — to that of a
process of reform, rehabilitation
and integration as the best method of deterrence.
The social work principle of
diagnosing and segregating cases
as a basis ror individualized
treatment can be seen in the
various roles of social workers
in the corrections field. In the
preventive phase, the family
caseworker, for example, attempts to minimize the stress of
those conditions in the family
which give rise to criminal behaviour. The group worker, in
the neighborhood house, or the
■street corner hangout, works
through his understanding relationship and acceptance of the
needs of the gang and its members, to reformulate frustration
and hostility into constructive,
socially purposeful goals.
When a criminal act is brought
before the law, the social work
discipline of differentiating individuals by the antecedents
and circumstances of the behaviour, is partly evidenced in the
specialization of courts. Thus,
the juvenile offender appears
before a special judge who is
familiarized with the problems
of this age-group; and the case
is heard "in camera."
The social worker attached
either to this or regular courts
may prepare a social case history for reference in the disposition of the sentence. From
this, often, rather than being
imprisoned, the offender will be
placed under "probation"; and
the social worker at this point
through his enabling relationship, will help the probationer
meet*the conditions of his suspended sentence as a contributing member of the community
lization   of   treatment
for   criminal   offenders
rather than as an embittered dependent in prison.
If the crime warrants incarceration, the social worker within, the prison environment seeks
to establish a "therapeutic community" — a social atmosphere
of group activity and attitudes
by both staff and inmates, so as
to make it easier for the inmate
to become susceptible to socially acceptable values and. outlook. On an individual basis,
social work counsellors on the
prison staff will attempt to focus on the individual and his
Rather than complete a prison
sentence when it is no longer
serving its deterrent and protective purpose, if the inmate
has evidenced "good behaviour,"
a plan of "parole" or of completing the sentence under supervision in the community, may
be arranged through the social
From   page  2
purely in the intricacies of the
thyroid gland because the nature
of the workers daily practice
necessitates that he deal with
the whole man understanding
and consciously using his own
being in relation to the interal
and external forces affecting
man's being. He must attempt
to comprehend the whole. This
is the distinction between the
pure sciences and the humanities. Social Work becomes an
The task is a challenge which
in the final analysis, can only be
met by the student. The faculty
can present the stimulation but
the spark is useless if the tinder
is wet. The allocated time allows some breadth of knowledge
but only through the full application of the self may the depth
be probed. Upon. this rests the
success or failure of the profession as an enabler. The aproach
must never become static but
remain dynamic or the profession is imperiled. In this lies the
challenge facing the beginning
work services of either the John
Howard society or Salvation
Army, in Vancouver, for instance. Here the social worker's role is through a supportive
and interpretative relationship
to make it easier for adjustment
and ability for self-help and confidence.
The School of Social Work
has taken an enthusiastic interest in all these phases of social
work in the corrections field;
and has helped train several
leaders in the philosophy and
techniques of social work in
dealing with the social problem
of crime.
Socio! Workers' role
defined   by   analogy
One day I stood and gazed into a rushing mountain stream^
The waters were filled with salmon struggling upstream to
spawn. To see these undaunted fish leaping over jagged rocks
and twisting through the rapids was truly a stirring drama of
nature, I knew that the salmon had spent several years in the
ocean preparing for this historic trip. This now was their supreme struggle. A struggle to bring forth new life in the shallow,
warm upstream pools.
Momentarily I lifted my eyes
from the swirling school of salmon to a nearby fisherman. He
wasn't having too much luck.
Perhaps the salmon were too intent upon fighting the currents
to concern themselves with any
'lure of a fisherman. Then
shifting my eyes back to the
unending stream of darting fish,
my mind began to drift and in
place of the salmon streaming
by — I saw mankind.
It was a fascinating picture.
Big men — little men — all
rushing. Rushing as if they
knew where they were going
and didn't want to be late. The
analogy seemed to be perfect
and I retraced the life cycle of
the salmon, fitting in the stages
with the life cycle of man.
The ocean became the world
within which an individual matures. The selection of a river
to travel became man's specific
striving or endeavor in life. The
overcoming of the swift currents
and little waterfalls depicted
man as he forged ahead step by
step, in the struggle to gain position and self satisfaction. The
analogy seemed very depictive
of humanity and I was thrilled
with my reflection.
ing thigh deep in the swirling
water shouted, "Pretty stupid
aren't they, lighting upstream to
their own funeral?'' The phrase,
"to their own funeral," brought
me back to reality. I remembered I had omitted the final
stage in the life cycle of the
salmon — its death.
I had forgotten that once the
salmon lays its eggs it dies within a few hours, never to see the
young it has so heroically produced. With this fact in mind
I realized that my analogy was
We as members of the human
race are granted by the grace
of our Creator a bigger goal in
life than one supreme struggle
and then death. We are not
bound to any one river in life.
And after following some river
to its source there is nothing
stopping us from returning to
the opean and selecting another.
From this analogy can be derived a relatively simple definition of the role of a Social
Worker. "A Social Worker
deals with the individual at midstream. He enables that individual, whether he be struggling
up or floating down, to find direction  and   meaning     for     his
Suddenly the fisherman stand- life." Thursday, Febr-crcrry 9, -196ft'
^Reporter loses
Page Three
in tcejfifi case
Ottawa Journal reporter Richard Jackson :;as lost his appeal
tc set aside a B.C. Supreme
Court action naming him as de
fendant in UBC language instructor Irina Rebrin's libel action against a Toronto news
Miss Rebrin, who is trying to
get an injunction to prevent he:
deportation, launched the libe]
action against the Toronto Tele
gram, its publisher Je-m Bassett
and reporter Peter Dempson foi
alleged damages in. a story last
She received permission from
the B.C. Supreme Court to include Jackson in the same act
ion, scheduled to be tried in
Vancouver  this  April.        '
Jackson must now file a statement of defence and submit to
examination for -discovery at
which time conusel for Miss Rebrin intend? to seex tne source information of the story.
MOCK  politicians draw crowds
REAL ones don't
Ministers speech draws
soapbox   oratorsm steal
CM.&. Cap***
I have been informed through
second-hand sources that there
is too much caper and not
enough Cup in my columns. I
like criticism but really people
you can't tell me. I feel so lonely in here by myself.
Only one person has come
down to tell me anything about
my column (He said it was garbage). I was so happy to learn
someone was reading it that I
felt like treating him to a cup
of Brock M?ffee. (Sneaky way
of getting rid of critics in a
'friendly way.)
At any rate the lirst mentioned criticism  is well taken and
■J? shall endeavour to give more
The Manitoban carried a front
page story about the celebration of two-year-old Glorious
January 27, 1958 marked a
heroic but fuiile attempt by a
group of individuals to battle
the organized, mechanized power cjf the Administration.
;.-; Architecture and other Students, housed in huts behind the
residence, had built a flight of
snow stairs going over the'snow
fence in the middle of the quadrangle.
"We want to. be able to walk
straight to our coffee breaks, not
a scenic tour to get to the residence," stated one irate student.
Erected on a Monday the well-
used staircase was destroyed the
next afternoon by the Administration.
The day after destruction the
stairs had been mysteriously rebuilt. The same afternoon they
were, again .destroyed and the
path blocked by an administration bulldozer, despite screams
of protest from students.
So ends the Manitoban story
Does this .totalitarian attitude
remind you of any other university administration? I know
UBC's administration, particularly; Buildings and Grounds,
are not, like that. And anyway
the students are too busy battling reach other to think of anything; else anyway.
I was a little shaken by the
number of people who turned
out to listen to Lester Pearson.
If he keeps arousing students
like that the CUP party is going
to have to change its apathy platform.
Minister of Education Les
Peterson faced stiff competition
in a speech Tuesday noon.
While the B.C. MLA spoke to
75 students in Buchanan plaza,
a group of soapbox orators nearby drew a crowd of several hundred.
Hartley Dent, speaking on behalf of the CCF party precipitated a heated argument that
brought Deitrich Luth into the
fray to defend Liberal principles.
Luth's speech was so inspiring
the Liberal Club offered him a
membership. He immediately accepted.
Meanwhile, Peterson told his
listeners that the provincial
government would implement
the recommendations of the
Chant Report as soon as possible.
"I can assure you we intend
to get on with it. We have had
very little criticism of the report. Indeed, almost the only
criticism has issued from this
very campus," he said, referring to some remarks made
about the report by Dean Scarfe
of <the College of Education.
Dean Ghant sat on the platform during the address. He ap-
peared to be suffering from the
cool weather.
Peterson noted that UBC has
none of the racial discrimination
apparent on some campuses, and
pointed out that the Social
Credit- Government had passed*
the Fair Employment Act in
1956, prohibiting any such discrimination in work.
NFCUS sponsors
literary contest
Awards amounting to $250
will be shared by six students
in the annual National Federation of Canadian University Students literary contest.
Student works may be published if standards are met.
Entries must be in the categories of poetry, essays or short
stories. Each student may submit no more than two entries in
each category.
Prose entries should not be
longer than 500 words, while
poetry entries should consist of
no more than 300 lines of verse.
A faculty committee of English professors will select two
UBC entries in each category. A
national committee will make
the final selections from student
entries all across Canada.
Deadline is March 1. Further
information is available from the
literary contest chairman Friday
afternoons in Brock 258.
Atoms offers fobs
Representatives of the Atomic
Energy Commission will be on
Campus Friday to speak on employment prospects in the ATC
at noon in Bio. 2000.
Interested science and math
students are welcome.
Applications   wanted   lor
NFGUS National Seminar
Deadline for applications to
the fourth annual NFCUS .National Seminar to be held at McMaster- University during the
first week of September has
been set for February 15.
UBC is permitted to send nine
delegates to the seminar. Application forms and further information are available in the
NFCUS office in Brock Extension.
Expenses of the delegates are
paid with the exception of a registration fee whijh will not exceed $30.
The   theme   of   the   seminar,
"The Individual5 and Society",
will-be developed from political,
economic and cultural points of
Speakers from Canada, the
United States and Great Britain
have been invited to develop
their particular aspect of the
subject and it is hoped that their
speeches will spark the general
discussion. ,;
Highlight in the program of
social events' will be a visit to
the Stratford Shakespeare Festival.
Delegates will represent all
Canadian  universities.
We have over 250 satisfied V-W owners pdtronizing our
station. Qualified V-W mechanics make expert repairs and-
service a specialty.
WHy riot give us a try!
10th Ave & Discovery CA 4-0828
it's next Tuesday but let's, celebrate it    .
tomorrow night
* ClJJF JtJCiEj  UAJN   :
Opposite Eaton's Carpark
Special rote of $1.00 per person on Friday night for students
$1.50 on Saturday O
5 HOURS OF PUN - $ TILL 12 ..b
Individually Styled Haircuts
4574 Width
•'Amateur lyricist of popular
music seeks to collaborate
with amteur composer, preferably one who ean read and
write music Bob, TR. 4-413&
Palma de Mallorca
4479 W. 10th Ave CA 4-0848
Special  selection  in
from Spain, French Morocco,
Italy, etc.
"And for the man who has
everything"  tbfere  are  colorful    leather    wine    bags
with    real   bull-horn   stoppers   .. Guarantee! to keep
the wine   at   its   fragrant
best for 50 years-."
Full Dress
Morning Coats
White and Blue Coats
Shirts and Accessories
$1.00 discount to
UBC Students.
623. Howe    MU 3-2457
For a new dining pleasure
try  our  daily  special.
Open 'till 11:30
4544 W. 10th
JoA yoWt Uakniins
See our choice 'assortment of
HANDBAGS for girls and ladies
of all ages ... in all the various
popular styles . . . just the thing
for a pleasing Valentine.gift.
Regular 3.98 and 4:98
NOW 2.97 and *97
OUR SHOE SALE continues. Take advantage of the great
reductions being offered on all lines- of footwear.
Campus Shoe Store
4442 W.  10th Avenue
C A 4-3633 Page Four
Thursday, February 9,  1961
Tidbit Column
Dewitt    Snodgrass,    outstand-
ing young American poet and
■winner of last year's Pulitzer
Prize for poetry will give two
lectures and readings in Vancouver this'weekend.
Snodgrass will speak Feb. 9
at 1:30 at UBC auditorium and
Feb. 10 at 8:30, Downtown Library.
.   *       *       *
A Canadian scientist who has
joined the ranks headed by
Linus Pauling in protesting the
war drive will speak to UBC
students today at noon in Arts
John Witchell was a Defence
Scientific  Service  Officer  with
Canada's   Defense   Research
Board   when   he   became   convinced  that   our   present   arms
policy amounted to suicide, and
.resigned to spread his views to
';     Witchell will speak Thursday
night   at  the   Queen  Elizabeth
:  wSth   Dr.* Gordon   Kaplan    on
-/"The;Arms Race or the Human
.n. Itaee."  .-..
'■"*      *.   . * ,
Women — 900  of  them — are
urgently needed to act as tour
f   guides     during    Open
;  March 3 and 4.
Each   applicant   may   choose
from five time shifts, each 3V2
or 4 hours. All interested are to
sign forms in the Open
(above   AMS   office   in
Lectures from Friday noon
will be i'pancelled during  Open
*' " *      *
The Rugby Thunderbirds
meet the; Western Washington
Vikings ,Jin Varsity Stadium
Thursday noon at 12:30.
~.t <j>Jie vifchigs, who come from
Bellingham, compete in the first
division of the Vancouver city
^league; The game is preparatory
to the 'Birds series with the University of California, and to the
final game of the McKechnie
Cup, which occurs on February
* *      *
Applications for the. position,
of l»€l-62 Frosh Orientation
Committee Chairman must be
in the hands of the AMS secretary before 12:30 Monday, February 13.
The chairman will be appoint
ed the same day.
* *      *
Film   Society's   Open   House
display    will    be    the
premiere   of   a   new   National
Film Board production.
Details of the film, still in
production, are unavailable at
present, a IFilmsoc representative said.
The film will be shown in the
auditorium, along with "Tuum
Est,"   and   campus   news   reels.
Another club with big ideas is
Chinese Varsity. They are planning an elaborate pagoda 15
feet tall and covering an area
of 625 feet. Contained in the
building wilTbe displays of jade
and paintings.
Included ih fee Faculty displays will hfe Forestry'^ working models jjf logging, equipment. The Wildlife Management
division will feature a live deer
in a stall at the rear of the building.
'Tween dosses
"Beat, square and cool
"Beat, Square and Cool" recent advance in independent
American film creation. Bu. 106,
V •*• •!"
My days with Albert Schweitzer, noon today in Bu. 220.
V •!• V
John Witchell of Quebec City
on "Freedom" noon today in
Arts 100.
•I" V **•
"Resolved that love is the root
of all evil", Agri.-Eng. noon
Thurs., Bu. 205.
•J* v *T*
Atomic Energy Comm. will
be on campus Feb. 10th in Bio.
Sci. 2000.
The false comfort of Neutrality" Rev. B. Birch, noon Friday.
Three    15    minute    features,
House, | Slides on Alaska Around 1900"
Phillips is "took"
by U of T students
■ ■'' Varsity Reporter
• TORONTO (CUP) — Mayor
Nathan Phillips, long known for
liis reluctance to fete visiting
dignitaries, "'-hosted the Mayor
and City Council of the Northern Ontario town of Thibeault.
Arriving, in their 1930 Ford,
Mayor Hart Rossman (HI UC)'
and the nine other members of
his council: (all Fire Chiefs),
clad in dungarees . and. small
town expressions, were immediately ushered into Council
Chambers. While Controller
Summerville was given details
on the location, industry, and
population of- Thibeault (154
miles northwest of Kapuskasing,
Nathan Phillips was sent scurrying for his Ontario road map,
,to check |the authenticity of
Thibeaultfs existence.
After learning it to be the
product of a Toronto University;
All Varsity Review writer Terry
Shiels' pen, His somewhat-embarrassed Worship nonetheless
recovered sufficiently to accept
a pair of expensive cufflinks
(Kresge's finest) from the good
World f people of Thibeault, and to express at length his great affection for university students.
The civic reception represented 'the culmination of a promotional campaign in which Mayor
Phillips acted as an unwitting
accomplice of the drum-beaters
for this year's AVR.
"Aquaria," and "Discussion" in
Bio. Sci. 23zi, noon today.
•T*' •?• "X*
Dr. M. Levine wil.lspeak in
Bu. 225.
* *      * ,   »
"Significance of the 15th UN
General Assembly" Dean F. H.
Soward, Thurs. noon in Bu. 102.
Field trip to Essondale this
afternoon. Buses leave Bus Stop
at noon. Members 75c, non-members $1.25.
•r        3r        •¥•
Important meeting Friday
noon in Bu. 221.
V ^r •*•
No Badminton tonight due to
preparations for a tournament,
Friday  and Saturday.
* ■ *      *
Meeting today postponed one
*$€ *$£ *$C
General meeting on Friday
noon in Bu. 102 for all Class
reps. ......
tig tfe 4?
Dr. J. Wort,' Botany Tuesday:
8:00 p.m. Physics 201.
* *       *
Prof. W. Opechowski, Physics, will address the Humanities
Assn. Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. IH
Upper Lounge on "A Scientist's
my blue raincoat from the
top floor of the College Library on Tues., at 11:30 please
phone CY 9-3023. $5.00 reward for the coat's return is
WILL THE PERSON who "borrowed" my straw hat from
the dance club room, please
return it as it is part of a
costume. Please turn it in to
Dance Club office or phone
Sheila at CA 4-7821.
seeing  Peter  Van   Dyke  and
identifying the umbrella.
FOR SALE: Telectra tape recorder. 2 speeds. 1 year old.
$50 or best offer. Contact
Kim RE 1-7881 evenings.
FOUND will the person that left
an umbrella in the barber
shop   please  claim   same   by
Student censoring
foiled  at  Oxford
LONDON—Oxford University
failed student attempts to review
professors" lectures, United
Press International has reported.
The words 'censored' by the
proctors appeared Wednesday
on an otherwise blank page of
the undergraduate magazine, for
which student critics had prepared commentaries on three of
this week's lectures.
The magazine last week published reviews of five lectures,
two of which were harshly panned and one of which was criticized more mildly. The other
two got good notices.  -
ROOM FOR RENT, for 1 female
room, plus breakfast $45/mo.
At 13th & Highbury St. Phone
Mrs. Duncan. CA. 4-4708.
RIDE WANTED: vicinity of
Blundell and No. 1 Road.
Richmond. Call BR. 7-2827.
LOST, a souvenior necklace,
tourquise medalion. Lost last
Monday between the post Office and education building,
please phone HE  1-7144.
WANTED—A ride from UBC to
Smith and Grandview Hwy.,
in Burnaby every day Mon. to
Fri. at about 5:30—Tom HE
LOST, I wrist watch, reward offered. Call CA 4-9103. Ask for
STAFF MEMBER requires a ride
Mon - Fri — 8:30 from vicinity
of 41st and Airbutus-.-Please
call Denise. AMr ^1816. Between 6 & 7 p.m.
WILL THE KIND gentleman
who aided the hapless victim
of \the motoreycle accident
outside the Westbrook please
contact. Gordon at CA. 4-7367.
POWELL RIVER PARTY, Commodore, Feb. 25th, 61. Ex P.R.
students. For reservations
phone "Leo" before Wed.,
Feb. 22nd. CA 4-1772.
Japanese girl student would
like to live with English
speaking people. English professor's home preferred.
Apply to FA 5-4707 in morning.
Student Room and Board
Home being newly redecorated and refurnished. Single or
double rooms. 3720 W. 7th
Ave. CA 4-5141 for appointment. :■'
Need a Haircut
or a New Look?
Beauty Solon
4395   W.   10th
CA 4-1231
. it's youDs
Psych Club
Field Trip to
Thursday,  9th Feb.
Bus leaves Bus stop 12:30 pm
Members      .75
Norh-Members    $1.25
Pick up tickers on bus
Members   also   note  general
meeting   Friday,    Feb.    10th,
12:30 p.m. in Bu 100.
All should attend
to the Question Mark
Coffee   House
3484 West Broadway
'Western Canada's Folk
Song Centre
Ed McCurdy
America's foremost balladeer
2  nights only
Tuesday February 14 and
Wednesday, February 15
One show  nightly 8:30 p.m.
Don't miss this special
Admission at the door $1.25
RE 6-9951
Question Mark
Coffee Shop
3484 West Broadway
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fluffed with white Angora collar and
,.    cuffs is coordinated with "Geelong"
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box pleats... both in an exciting colour palette
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Pullover, 34-40 ... $10.95. Skirt, 8-20 ... $22.95
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