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THROWING OUT A CHALLENGE to more than 1500 students Wednesday is H. Lee
Briggs (left, standing), who claims Premier Bennett and other B.C. government leaders
"Can be beaten if enough people take up I he cudgels." Briggs told students who jammed Auditorium stage, chairs, and aisles that he would have to end his self-financed
"crusade"  shortly and called upon others  to continue his "quarrel with  the provincial
—Ubyssey Photo b yHarold Brockmann
No.   29
Done To
VICTORIA—Premier Bennett
was hung in effigy Wednesday
from the balcony of Victoria
College  Auditorium.
The premier was addressing
the students at the time, following the visit lo the College Tuesday by H. Lee Briggs.
He was met by 500 hissing,
booing, sign-carrying students
who heckled, threw lunch bags
and  cheered Briggs loudly.
Bennett was asked no intelligent questions on the handling
of public power matters a n cl
the meeting dissolved into what
was described as a show of "lamentable   bad   manners."
Kingsley Martin,  editor   of
the New Statesman, speaks at   I
noon today in Physics 200.
Martin, one of the few editors to publish recent open
letters by Kruschev, Dulles
and Bertrand Russell, will
speak on "A Radical Editor
Looks  Back—and   Forward".
Martin is sponsored jointly
by the Leon and Thea Koerner Foundation and The
BRIGGS: Bennett "stands in God's w< „
i        B.C. Electric President A. E. Grauer writes this reply to
the demand   by   H. Lee  Briggs   that  Grauer make   a public
apology  for remarks about  Briggs.
"Dear !"!r.   Briggs:
I have your 'open letter' to me in the press, which, you
released yesterday. I am amazed that you should regard yourself as the injured party; 1 am sure that any unbiased person
would regard  me as  the injured  party.
May I point out certain things. It was you who made the
original, unprovoked attack on the B.C. Electric and its officers (See GRAUER'S REPLY, page 3)
Claims BCE Has
Red Carpet' Into
Bennett's Office
Ubyssey Staff Reporter
H. Lee Briggs charged Wednesday that two officials vitally
connected with the Wenner-Gren development are also members of the Social Credit Central Finance Commitlee.
W. Mainwaring, President of the Peace River Development
and ex-Vice President of the B.C. Electric, and Einar Gunderson, Wenneer-Gren executive were jointly accused ol fund-
raising for the Social Credit party.
Mr. Briggs is ex-General Manager of the B.C. Power
Commission and, in his own words, i.s "now a consulting engineer and a non-partisan politician."
He suggested that the big-business backing of the Social
Credit party has eliminated the integrit yof Socred MLA's.
"There is a red carpet to the Premier's office for the B.C.
Electric,"   said   Briggs.
He added  that "most  of the  candidates'  campaigns were
financed by  the central  committee   fund   and  the   temptation
to those in control of funds  has been evident  in recent  political  actions in   the  province,"
"He  who keeps the truth   ,
fi*om   the   people   stands   in   '
the   way   of   God,"   Briggs
quoted from the Bible. "And
in   mv   mind   thai   refers   fo
Premier Bennett," he added.
"Mv    nusirrel    is    with    the |
leaders of the present govern-;
ment,"   he   continued.   He   accused   Socred   leaders   of   de-1
ceiving the people of B.C. with |
regard to the value of the Wen-1
ner-Gren reservations. The 30,-'
000 square miles which is one- i
tenth of B.C. includes substantial   reserves   of   oil   plus   "no j
our most valuable commodities, he continued, "yet tho
government is determined to
get rid of our resources before
the people realize their value."
"What do you think of this
for political honesty'.'" Briggs
askoeel the capacity audience
crammed into the Auditorium.
He explained that Premier
Bennett, after "selling out" to
the     Wenner-Gren     interests
(Continued on Page  8)
less than 110 billion FBM of
mature standing timber," he
The  peoolo  are   ignorant   of
its value, he said, but the future   owners   are   very   much
aware of its great potential.
He    also    suggested    that
within ten years the 4  mil-
power   in   the   Peace   River
area could be a "King Solomon's Mines to the people
of th* province."
Power is going to be one of
• Tween Classes p 8....
• Free Love p.  6 &  7
• Briggs answers      p. 3
• Many letters p. 2
• Seat's pinched p. 3
• No ads p. 1, 4 & 5 PAGE TWO
Thursday, November 27, 1958
Authorized as second class mail by Post Office Department, Ottawa
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 th«
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, Judy Harker, Allan Chernov,
Marilyn Smith, Jim Smith, Jim MacFarlan and oh yes,
Pat  Macgregor.
If Bennett Comes
There is a possibility that the premier of British
Columbia will be invited to speak at UBC in the near
There is also . a lot of fairly strong feeding against
s,uch a move.. Many students and staff members are afraid,
-and justifiably so,- of the bad public relations that will
result if a Bennett meeting turns into a heckling circus
like the one last year,
Worse than the bad pi ess students get when they
indulge themselves in such a "circus" is that they willingly give up any pretensions to intelligence and ability
to criticize constructively.
The come to the university for an education, then
in one noon hour revert completely to the juvenile state
presently occupied, for instance, by the students of
Victoria   College.
If,Mr. Bennett returns to the campus, we earnestly
hope,he will be met.with intelligent questioning and courteous conduct, rather than with infantilism.
The Ubyssey has an abundance of letters to the editor
in its hands. More letters, in
fact, than il will have room to
print in today's and Friday's
This is not lo suggest lhal
we are not pleased to have received so many letters. We
like   lo   gel   lellers.   Do   keep
writing letters.
However, space considerations are such that we will
have lo hold some lellers we
now have over until next
term. All will be published as
soon   as   possible.
First consideration is being
given lo lellers which are
Free Love
. C O The Editor,
Dear Sig:
Do not give up hope. Word
of the advantage of free love
preceded you coming to UBC.
Although its existence is
known only to a select, few,
there is an active free love society  oncampus.
Because of the mid-Victorian prudery and the tyrannical opposition of the AMS
the club's activities are of necessity very secret. However,
this much I ca reveal. Membership is by invitation only.
The club is organized on a
"cell" basis to protect thc
member's identities.
There are several different
cells on campus. We have no
ol'-eampus affiliations. The officers idenlies are known only
to themselves. We have been
persecuted in the past, and
probably shall continue to be
persecuted hy all those bigots
who stand in the way of progress. They claim to uphold
the moral standards of the university. The truth is thai they
are luimiliateeci because they
fail to satisfy the entrance
qualifications, and hence have
no! been invited to join {he.
For   more   information,   ask
for ",101111" at BA.  41548.
A  friend  of the
Student Body.
More Free Love
Editorial 'Incorrect'
The Editor,
The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
Your guest editorial of November 13 entitled "Bus
Fares" loses a great deal of
its value when the author departs from the protest against
increased fares and launches
into an unjustified and basically incorrect attack on the B.C.
Electric's policy toward education.
The editorial states "This
BCE. attitude is a far cry
from the policy many other
big corporations go by. These
corporations frequently support educational institutions,
give scholarships to good students and generally help to
raise the levels of our culture.
The BCE. seems to do just
the opposite."
If your editorial writer had
done even a minimum amout
of research he would discover
that the B.C. Electric is and
has been for a number of years
the University's most consistent
supporter among B.C. corporations.
A glance at the calendar will
show that the B.C.E. contributes in excess of $8,000 annually for scholarships, both
graduate and undergraduate,
in all academic areas—agriculture, arts and science, engineering, planning, architecture,
social work, etc.
In addition the B.C.E set
the pace in the U.B.C. Development Fund campaign with the
first corporate contribution —
$250.000—and in the leadership provided by Dr. Grauer
and several 6i his executives,
Howard N. Walters, W. C.
Mainwaring, Harry L. Purdy
and others.
I think you will find also
that the B.C.E. has been in the
forefront of B.C. firms in support of cultural objectives like
the symphony, art gallery and
the Vancouver International
Yours  sincerely.
U.B.C.   Development
Editor,   the   Ubysey,
Dear Sir,
Contrary to the opinion of
most people, who thought that
the whole idea was a big joke,
the organizational meeting of
the UBC Free Love Society
held on Tuesday was a remarkable success. Forty interested
people turned out, and an executive was elected. We had
hoped, however, to have a
larger number of students present, and I am taking this opportunity to make a plea for
more members.
Due to the nature of Ihe club
and to the fact that, so far, il
consists of people in the faculty of Arts, vve find ourselves
in need of some help. Therefore, we will especially welcome any interested people in
training for pharmacy, law,
medicine or engineering physics.
The cosmopolitan nature of
this campus indicates, vve feel,
thai a club ol' this nature would
be a great success and would
be of considerable help to
many students, provided that
it was handled properly, ff
any people arc interested in
joining, they can obtain more
details by telephoning B. Hornby  at   WAlnut   2-6898.
Yours  hopefully,
Chris Maw,
Arts IV.
if. if.
BCE 'Generous'
The  Ubyssey,
Dear  Sir:
In a guest editorial in Nov.
Ill issue of The Ubyssey, there
was a severe attack on the B.C.
Electric for raising its fares
and it was suggested that the
company was making unreasonable profits from the new
The fact, of course, is that
Hie transit operation lias been
losing heavily for years. The
neew fares will only reduce the
losses and will not provide any
Tho guest editor also suggested 13.C. Electric should oo.-,ervG
and copy olher corporations*
which support the university
with scholarships and other
It is astonishing that an editorial in the Ubys.sev should express such a strong opinion
without the facts being checked.
Surely the editors of the
Ubyssey lire aware that B.C.
Electric donated $250,000 towards Ihe university's current
building   fund.
To addition to this, A. E,
Grauer, president of B.C. Electric, was instrumental in arranging both locally and back
cast for hundreds of thousands
of dollars in  additional donations to this fund.
B.C. Electric provides 21 annual scholarships, valued at
$7,200, and one biennial scholarship worth $2,000.
Mr. Grauer, a UBC graduate, is chancellor of UBC. Dr.
Purdy, executive vice-president
of B.C. Electric, is immediate
past president of . the UBC
alurtinae and a member of the
UBC Senate. Surely they cannot be accused of indifference
to the fate of the university
and its students.
The fact is that B.C. Electric
has been one of the most consistent and generous of the
university's supporters f o r
many years.
Yours sincerely,
Metropolitan Press
Section, Public Information Dept.
if* **P if*
Their Own Expense
The  Editor,
The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
Lately, the Ubyssey has
been plagued with letters from
sexless. Englishmen demanding
that UBC co-eds drape themselves with jolly jumpers, and
with replies rebuttling the demands from irate Canadians
who have either lived in jolly
old "E", or know somebody
who knows somebody who has.
I have lived in England, am
a Canadian, know lots of people and can quite often become
"irate." so I feel quite qualified
in making the following "Nudist  Proposal."
Why ask the co-eds to wear
anything at all? If the girls
don't have to dress for class,
then there is no need for them
to rise early in the morning
and spend hours clothing themselves.
They could instead, enjoy a
few more luxurious moments
of bod. Then too. if the girls
were to ru naround in costumes constructed Cor free love
societies, Ihe administration
would be compelled to erect
corridors between the various
campus buildings so that the
poor darlings would not suffer
from nature on their way from
class to class.
This would save the expense
of stringing wire around the
Library lawn and other grassy
places. Unclothed females
would be of great aid to many
labs, particularly those in Zoology, Biologv, Anatomy and
Mechanical Engineering. Finally, if the girls are not required to dress, then they have
no need to spend money on
clothes, and can thus be entertained at their own expen.se.
Think it over.
Yours Truly.
Robert   Cannon,
(Cawmm   in   Bird
Arts  I.
.Y.        :f*        if.
Editor: Thc Ubyssey
Dear Sir:
I am one of those "people
who believe in the existence
of God" as il. is set forth in
thc King James Version of thc
Bible. An article published
recently in the Ubyssey made
me re-examine t h e reasons
why I take this stand. II was
in no way forced upon me as
it is in some Christian homes:
I came by it through a deeply
real and emotional experience
called "faith."
To those believing otherwise
faith mteans very little although   they   practise   il   every
hour, indeed every minute, in|
a limited way.
For   example,   they   have
faith   that   a   chair   will   hole
them  when  they sit  on  it oil
that a   bridge  will offer   sup-T
port  if  they   walk   across  it.
I agree that there are no lab4
oratory   instruments   to  prove!
this faith but then faith would!
not be faith if it could be seen|
or measured,
In other words, faith whichl
is the basis of God's being is|
directly opposed to any methods of proof because "hopel
that is seen is not hope: fori
what a man seeth, why doth]
he yet hope for?"
The fact that God's existence is intangible makes itl
more beautiful to the believerl
and believing God is an ex-l
perience that few are chosen I
to have. The depth of belief!
in God also means living the|
rules He has given us to follow in His Word.
As for finding the answer-si
to God's Nature, anyone mayl
find them if he reads thel
Bible. A person may argue
the true authorship of the
Bible if he is bound to Athe-I
ism but no one can argue I
against its influence on thel
world in constituting all the|
basic laws of right and wrong.
The  Bible's lessons are thel
true goal  for which  mankind
strives   though   men   may   or |
may  not   realize   it.   We   have
our choice, though, to believe [
or not to believe as we wish.
But the intangible forces of
patriotism, love, hate, fear and
faith bear up stronger in a
person's life and lead him further towards the truth than
scientifically proven activities
which are often added to or
subtracted from, now and then
when they become unsuitable
for man's purpose.
Faith    stands    purer    upon
close    observation     than    the
man-made   criteria   of   science
or   math   which   are   theorized
by    man,    practised    by    man,
proven    by    man    when    man
himself   is   far  from  perfect.
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riggs Answers Queries
But "Can't Explain"
Grauer's Remarks
H.   Lee   Briggs was   bombarded   with   written  questions
following his auditorium speech Wednesday.
Students asked these questions and got these answers:
   !     Question.    rjan   you    explain
| your references, in the Ubyssey,
| to (1) Certain advertising restric-
j tions on the B.C. Power Com-
i mission: (2) Dal Grauer's state-
; ments of the two matters; and
thc relationship of the two matters.
| Briggs: The Commission was
j told by the premier not to ad-
I vertise in areas they did not
' serve, even though they spent
! millions    of    dollars    in    those
1500 Jam
For Briggs
More than 1,500 students 'areas- Regarding Mr, Grauer's
scueczed into UBC Auditorium; statements. I cannot explain
Wednesday to hear and see the ; thoiT1-
man that started it all. '  , a™"™   *°ur   statement   in
the Ubyssey seemed to say that
H. Lee Briggs, former manager of the B.C. Power Commission, who charged that so-
called  "public   ownership"   was
Mr. Grauer's "message" was
given to the Power Commission
by Mr. Bennett. Does this mean
Mr. Grauer controls the Socred
being run by big business, spoke   hydro policies.
to    a    capacity    audience    that       Briggs: There is a red carpet
overflowed  into  the  aisles  and  to the Premier's office for Mr.
onto the stage.
Briggs was loudly applauded
following   many   statements.
The audience hissed the BC
Electric when Briggs accused
therm of raising bus fares, resulting in an extra five million
dollar revenue.
Everyone   hissed,    that   is,
except one lone girl who applauded the hissing.
Students   leaving   t h e   audi-
Question:   Do   you   think   the ,
Royal Commission appointed to !
investigate   some   of   the   facts
you have brought out will do an
adequate job?
Briggs: No comment.
Question: Would you amplify
on your reference to Bill Main-
waring as an associate of Einar
Briggs: No comment.
Question:   Could   you   elabor-
More   than   1,500 students jammed  into   the Auditorium  at 12:30 Wednesday  to  hear
H. Lee Briggs, former manager of the British Columbia Power Commission. The crowd
filled  the   seats  by   noon and overflowed
into the   aisles   and   backstage.
Photo  by Michael Sone
torium follovving the address i ate on your statement concern-
were heard accusing Briggs of in8 the construction costs of
being    "inarticulate",    "a    poor
Continued from Page One
speaker,     and   ot   getting   h l s
words ' mixed up".
They did not seem to realize
that 11. Lee Briggs i.s an engineer, not a lawver.
The Premier
Has Denied
the  Deas  Tsland Tunnels'1
Briggs: I cannot elaborate extensively. However, I suggest
that many phases of cost around
the province need investigation,
and one of them is the Deas Island Tunnel.
Question: What would be the
effect of public ownership of
hydro-electric power as regards
quality of service, and cost to
consumers, and whether the effects of the latter would lead
to increased industrial development  in  this  province?
Briggs: The quality of service
depends on the kind of men put
in charge. As for cost, a public-
Hon. W. A. C. Bennett,
Prime Minister of British Columbia,    has    denied   charges
made   by   H.   Lee   Briggs   of   turns to the  people
mismanagement   of   provincial
finances and resources.
Bennett defended his administration in a talk Wednesday
to Victoria College students.
The   talk   followed   an   address
'     Your   hodge-podge   of   faulty, could be
1 reasoning,  innuendo and unsup-
i ported   statements   wa.s  deliberately   calculated   to   undermine
public   confidence   in   tiie   B.C.
Electric and  its management. I
would like to know what your
reaction would  have  been   if  I
had made  a similar   attack   on
the   B.C.   Power  Commission.
|     You   continue   y o u r  unwar-
| ranted attacks in your open letter of yesterday. I do not thank
you   for   trying   to  involve   me
as Chancellor of the University
will  also  igno r e   your
ly  owned  power  system would ! and I
mean elimination of costs, such , othel. h-relevancies. I shall turn
1 to what is relevant  to the pur-
\ pose of your letter.
The first paragraph is an unadulterated smear on me personally. II is easy and cheap to
throw the innuendo of political
After  the  audience  left,  Mr
Briggs was interviewed further
on  the stage. Here are some of j
the comments that were brought j
o li t. I
Question:    Some   people   are
curious as to the timing of your
influcnce at  a  businessman.
Your    fourth    paragraph    in
ruesclay at  Victoria College by   statements. Are you aware, that   yesterday's   release  makes   four
before you left the Commission, | quotations from my reply to
Ihe Comptroller General was \ your attack of November 14th.
investigating the increasing costs
of your management? Did this
have any bearing on your release, and was il an attempt to
"heal  the premier lo th.e punch?
Briggs:  That   is   a   laugh.
Question: Did you hear of
roliremonl plans by the commissioners before you made
your  releases','
Briggs: They came as quite
a  surprise  to  me.
Question:   Do   you   plan   any
legal action against Mr. Grauer   (»'iP  to  find your  sweeping
with   regards   lo   his  statements   responsible  attack   on  the   B.C
The Victoria College talk was ! in   qu.   Vancouver  Sun? .Electric   on   the   front   page   o
concessions    have     been
to   the   W'eniu,-r-Gron.   in-
Bennell. said.
lie said the B.C. press is responsible for popular misunderstanding of Social Credit, and
singled o ii I. publishers Stuart
Keate of the Victoria Times and
Don Cromie of the Vancouver
Sun   for  particular   criticism.
■■If ii. wasn'l   for Stuart  Keal--
. . and Don Cromie ... I. would
not   now be  premier," said Bennell.
your attack of November
The first two are quoted oul of
context and may be dismissed.
I would ask you. lo re-read whal
I actually said,
Thc last two quotations refer
to my surmise as to your emotional state at Ihe time you
wrote your attacks. II should be
easy to put yourself in my position. 1 arrived home at. as lo
p.m., November 14th after
three   weeks east  ou a  business
of all utilities, such as you ad-
\ocati , despbe your alleged bad
treauiumt Irorn government
All. tins has nothing to clo
<a ii!) your quarrel w i t h the
Premier. It bus to clo with your
perns-nuil  views  and ambitions.
In conclusion, you surely
could not have expected me to
sil idly by while you assaulted
the B.C. Electric in such a careless and personal maanner. I do
not intend lo spend any more
lime oi! this matter, but I think
it is due the public lo reply
lo your "open letter".
Yours  truly,
Socreds Want
Grauer Asked
Io Give Views
broadcast   o v e r   UBC   campus'
network Wednesday and will be
rcbroaclcast   at   12:30   noon   to- i
day. '
Briggs: No comment.
Question: Do you believe that
(Continued on Page 6)
more natural than to
think you Were in a highly emotional frame of mind?
I want y o u to know, Mr.
Briggs. that I and most of my
senior officers were born and
brought up in this Province. We
love British Columbia and wc
arc anxious to see her go ahead.
We have worked our hearts
out in the public service industry.
We have participated fully in
community activities and have
spent a lol of time on public
We resent bitterly your attacks such as "Once again it
seems proper to comment that
some real smart boys run Ihis
big B.C. private enterprise utility, a n cl without hindrance or
We feed that we don't have
to lake that sort of abuse from
Now of course llu-re must be
some reason behind y e n r attacks on tho B.C. Elect rim Since
your original attack \ou hn\ e
left no doubt about your objective of complete public own
orship ol electrical utilities in
To accomplish this purpose,
which ymi have openly avowt d,
il is of course" necessary for you
to try to discredit the B.C. Electric, and il. explains, loo, why
you have thought il. necessary
to try to undermine the Public
Utilities Act and tbo Public
UUlilies   Commission,
Otherwise,   people   who   are
satisfied with  public regulation. vito   Briggs,   then    il.   is   up    to
of   private   enterprise    utilities j them to invite the premier" said
ivon  t
tie  m ti
Ckiisi president,
I sited Wednesday
;, Grauer should
ic oppocumiiy to ex-
lioions on tin- Briggs
o man
i'ms   c;
sviicl Benson,
publicly al-
npus stud lie
since lo bring
the evening paper.
I was told you had released
two attacks on other persons on
the   two previous   days.    What' will not accept a state monopoly , Benson.
i ,um< u os i i
-liosi hi ba\ e
lorlh   his  side."
Social Credit Club does not
believe il ISt Imi f l'( spousibil ity
io invite Premier Bennett, to
speak  on   Campus,
"lt the Special Events committee go  out  on  a  limb  to  in- PAGE FOUR
Thursday, November
True To Shakespeare
Sir John Gielgud is possibly
the finest Shakespearean actor
of today. Controversies have
raged from time to time. e.g.
Gielgud versus Olivier, versus
Redgrave, versus Schofield, etc.,
but, as Cervantes said, "Comparisons are odious": all these
actors have done great work.
Olivier is by nature a much
more violent actor, Redgrave
more intellectual aud Schofield
perhaps more emotional, but
the beauty of Sir John's delivery and his true interpretation of Shakespeare's language
are unsurpassed. He has often
been criticized for a remoteness
towards   other  actors   on  stage
That Generation
In a luxurious penthouse atop
the Buchanan Building tonight,
the Beat Generation will be examined, dissected and evaluated
by W. Tallman of the English
Department. The time: 8 p.m.
Topic: "The Beat Generation—
Fraud, Facl or Farce?"
with him. This, however, could
be due to the fact that the majority of modern actors and
actresses, (not lo mention directors), neither spend the time
nor have the patience to break
through the shell of Shakespeare's verse rhythm to reach
the kernel of the playwright's
Sir John's recital to a capacity audience at the Georgia
Auditorium on Saturday evening left nothing to be desired.
To enumerate each item would
be impossible; in all he performed some sixty pieces: to
mention his very few interpretative faults would be to split
hairs. The acoustics in the
Georgia Auditorium have long
been acknowledged to be a
death-trap, but Sir John's lightest whisper could be heard.
His voice is more oboe than
trombone, and proved a trifle
light for Macbeth a n d Lear,
but when a musician's flexibility is needed, Sir John is right
Gem - Like Flame
Yes.   man,   you   have  seen  it, The painting is almost a vista
it   stares   and   almost   eats  you of colour, orange,  black,   white
up   This   is   the   picture   in   the all  furiously crackling and rus-
I'lrock   Lounge,  called Radiation tling.
Crop  I  by Denis Burton. Walter   Pater's   proverbial
I think this is the most gutty sentence, "To burn always with
and perhaps the strongest paint- a hard gem-like flame, to main-
ing in  the collection so far, Be- tain   this   ecstasy,   is   success   in
sirhs   the  horror,  all the horror life,"   could   well   be   applied   to
of burning   followed  by  wilting this   dynamic   painting,  1   think
hot decay, it has an astonishing it certainly is success in paint.
depth   in  perspective.
He never splurges his own
personality to the detriment of
the text. One marvels at the
man's vitality but realises always there is strength in reserve. He has been called a
superb technician: true, he has
great technique, but he is primarily an emotional actor. He
feels the lines as a blind m£m
feels Braille. His quality is that
he can touch us with his delicacy and restraint. This could
be a criticism to level against
him, but, after all, one would
not ask a Mozart to compose in
Wagnerian style. There is an
inherent fineness and nobility
about him; he is incapable of
a cheap or tawdry performance.
Sir John's critics have called
him "cold". I did not find him
so on Saturday night. His introductions to each speech or
group of speeches or sonnets
were full of charm. He even
managed t h e odd wisecrack,
which delighted by its unexpectedness. The programming
was inspired. He varied the
mood constantly, and did not
attempt to act every piece to
the hilt, for to have been involved to this extent would
have been an intolerable strain
on any actor: it was a marathon
of memory!
Sir John combines a naturalistic approach with a sense of
poetry which rises above the
solely realistic mediums which
are being used today by most
other interpreters of Shakespeare. Directors and actors do
not seem to appreciate that the
beauty and truth of Shakespeare's   language   can   stand   on
their own merits. Time and
time again, I have heard directors say, "Get away from
this 'holier-than-thou' approach
to Shakespeare!'' A good thing,
perhaps, to stop the actor or
actress from being too much
caught up in the rhythm, bul
often horrible travesties result.
I like to hear Shakespeare
speaking through his characters,
not to occasionally catch a
whisper of his meaning and the
philosophy of his age through a
cacophony of gimmicks. Sir
John needs no gimmicks.
I understand that Sir John
intends lo give Shakespeare a
rest for a while and do more
modern plays. I hope he will
not forsake them completely,
against the encroaching seas of
modernizing mediocrity, and
beacon lighting the true course
of interpretation for young
Shakespearean actors, is too
vital to be delegated to any
William Heinemann Ltd.,
Read   this   book.   No
how ineffectually it is revi|
read   it.  It's  funny.     Gn
Greene   spoof's   everybodj
time;   moral   problems,
men,    pious    children,    fc
agents,     Americans,     Rusl
business. And believe it oj
it all comes out funny.
Wormwold,   our   hero,
clown;  "a  sad man  is  cod
his  own  jests"   is  Greenej
scripiton. The poor man,
uum cleaner salesman at thi
Lark Col
The  Ineffective Sell
THE   UGLY   AMERICAN,   a   novel   by   William  J.   Lederer   and
Eugene Burdick. 285 pages.
Tin Aiueidcsin prohlcm in Urn
!•'.' r K.mi i ; primarily, one of
r-nuumnieal ion concluded Wil-
han» Leilcrm'. special assistant
tn the commander of American
force-; in the Pacific area, and
Eugene Burdick, D. Phil.
<0\en.), a political scientist al
the University of California
specializing in (lie study of
Asian  politics.
They believe the Americans
can sell the Asians freedom,
technology or whatever it is
Ihey are trying lo sell, but that
our salesmen are not qualified
to make lhe pitch. Apparently
.American embassies stable political warhorses waiting for
judgeships while the actual
work is carried on by a mixture
of incompetent Military a n d
Madison   Avenue   P.K.O.'s.
The incentive offered secretaries, stenographers etc. recruited in lhe United Slates-
are lax-free liquor, isolation
pay, a stretched American dollar, all the comforts of home
plus servants, and romantic adventure in mysterious lands.
Charwomen, chauffeurs, switchboard operators are selected
from the native population and
are in many cases agents of
other  powers.
As there are no such things
as language qualifications for
foreign office workers, communication takes place through
native interpreters who in the
interest of etiquette feel it necessary not to distress their employers with bad news. Enlightened diplomats must have newspapers and other vehicles of
public opinion impartially trans
lated    by   the   Library   of   Congress
The members of American
colonies abroad commit a new
crime known as "social incest"
which further increases their
isolation from those with whom
they  must deal.
The intention of the1 authors
of "The Ugly American" is to
make as large a section of the
reading public as possible understand just how vve of the
West blunder in our dealings
vvith those of the East. In order
to make their arguments forceful to the Book of the Month
Club subscriber, Lederer a n ci
Burdick have had lo do them
up in a fancy package of sentimental anecdotes rather tenuously held together by circumstances.
The fact that the conflict between the Communists and the
Westerners in "The Ugly American" appears lo be like that
waged by two missionaries of
different religions, each attempting to convert as many of
the heathen as possible without
ever considering just what lhe
consequences of, a n cl motives
for their actions are as important, for the authors are interested only in the problems of
persuasion and the means of
conversion   involved.
The book has little, if any,
literary value and can be classed as sentimental propaganda.
This reviewer finds it distressing that two men such as Lederer and Burdick who apparently know their subject and
who are capable of writing
clear  prose should find it  nec-
es.-,ary lo hit John Doe on tho
lop of his pointed head with a
propaganda weapon of thi:- sort
in order lo make thcm-mlves
A factual epilogue has been
attached to show that the book
is based on fact and to give
those who are interested ammunition for argument. It i.s to be
hoped that Lederer and Burdick will again collaborate to
give us a more honest, and a
more comprehensive argument
than that expounded in "The
Ugly   American."
Last Thursdays evening, the
curtain went Lip exactly at
eight-thirty on the Vancouver
Little Theatre's production of
Anouilh's "The Lark," and the
old story of Joan of Arc began
again. In the title role of the
Lark, was U.B.C. student Beverley Simons, surrounded by
her judges and forced to play
her life through in the ecclesiastical   high   court  of   France.
If Mrs. Simons had been playing G.B. Shaw's "St, Joan," she
would have scored a major theatrical victory. She had all the
clear, strong peasant charm
which Shaw demand-; of his
.Joan, revealing a d e e p emotional vibrance for the eharae-
lor she was portray inf.'.. In her
handling of the "many tools"
with whom she was forced to
deal. Mrs. Simons portrayed a
clever, w-ell-rounded concept of
Joan the politician and leader.
What she failed lo do. was to
attain the high flight of spirit
tor which reason Anouilh called
his Joan "the Lark." I feel that
the feeding was there within
this fine young actress, and
that she only failed on this point
due   to  variation   and   lac
lyrical qualities in  the vol
Warwick   and   CauchonJ
two   heavy   men's  roles   in|
production   were    handled
ably,   if   rather   tastelessly
Lee  Taylor  and   William
While   both    these   actors
well-controlled voice and al
faultne-s  technique.   1   hac
feeling   that    both    lacked!
imaginative    emotive    t a l|
shown   t"   us   by   Mrs,   Sir
There was too much collection on  making the  voice
ing  an.I  not   enough  on   m;|
the  voice  meaningful.
One  oi   the   highlights  oil
production   was  given  to   ni
(!uy    Palmer    in    hi -    t'aul
portrayal   ol    Ihe   enigmatiq
quisiPir. oh-emed  » il h the
of   Man's   nature.  A   well n|
later!   voice   was   combined
great    emotional    intensity!
Mr. Palmer to give a most r|
orablc   performance  of  a
cult role.
For the most  part,  the
tor,   Ian   Thorne   used   his
known   talent    fur   gettingI
most   out of   his  Vancouver
tors. I feel however, that  in)
Literary Grab-Bag
I have seen Raven Seven,
and  I  like   il.
1 remember the days when
Raven was born. T h e y were
colourful times. We met in a
basement room on rainy nights
and drank home brew and ate
dried salmon in the shadow of
bullfight posters and chianti
bottles: we argued like dogs
over the quality of the contributions, and we were sure that
everyone but ourselves were
Wt'll,   the   contributors   have
not   changed   temperaments   -	
they are still imposters, most,
of them—and t h e editorship
has passed from a mad anthropologist who beat a genuine
Indian Tom torn as he read
the poetry to a mad Irish knight
who stabs art critics with a bamboo headed cane; but the magazine is as colorful as ever.
In fact, this seventh in a line
of collector's items may be the
most colorful Raven of all. For
this year, Fitzgerald a n cl his
typographer Bob Reid have
produced not a literary magazine,   but   a  literary   grab-bag.
Raven Seven comes unbound,
printed on a snowstorm of differently sized, coloured and
printed sheets of paper, tossed
happily into a brilliant envelope.
Illustrated, coloured, set in a
dozen different print styles,
Raven Seven seals today for 35
cents. You have to get one, if
not lo read, then lo hang on
your wall.
Seriously, the organization,
or should I say, disorganization,
of the pages is wonderful. You
have to have a Raven for yourself.
Now   about   the  content:
I'll   begin   with the  poetry.
Perhaps my affection arises
simply from a long standing
affinity for sea-shores, and were
I   interested   more,   say,   in
steaming jungles of Africa
in   coast-lines,   perhaps   I   wl
not  have caught so happily!
effect    of    George     Bower!
"Soliloquy   on   lhe   Rocks."
I   am   interested   in   coast-il
and I am aware that Mr. Boj
ing has created a  real bead
his   short   piece.   I   could   sa
the tide. But  I also smclledl
last    phraso-—--"waterfowl    ej
once",  and   I   suspect   that
Bovveriiig at the end of his pj
gave   up  pa in I ing  sensitive
lures   to  have  his  fun  wilh|
In her two short pod
Shawn Harold has asked a qj
tion and whispered a reqil
The question has been cunnl
ly typographed by Reid, a|
cleverly phrased by Miss
old, who has a nice comm|
of the softer consonants,
is "Reflection". Her requ|
"Poem", was  first read  by Thursday, November 27, 1958
American Jazz n Poetry
Modern Clown
Imenl by Graham Greene.
scomes   a   British   secret
complete with instruc-
|nd funds.
| management (or misman-
it) of said instructions and
constitutes the main plot
book. Imaginary sub-
is, personal friendships
lhe 'wrong people," all
le fantastically, and some-
|hanks to the  foreign of-
all works out.
| is no place to discuss the
aspects    of    the    book.
Greene in styling it "an entertainment" would be the first to
poo-poo the idea, but because it
is the work of a moralist, there
are within the humour the usual overtones.
Greene's "The Quiet American" puts him in most reviewers' (seeing they are mostly
American) bad books. However,
here he lambasts the British
agencies of government with
much lighter but equally emphatic tar and feathers.
But the book is primarily an
"entertainment," and I have no
I, Earthy
If    the   promoter,   played
lie   Johnson,   Agnes,   t h e
tn's mistress as played by
[•et   Malbugh   and   Broth-
jvenu as  played  by Mans
Mr.     Thorne     either
or  could  not   overcome
wrong    interpretations
)y the actors themselves.
Imonkey Dauphin a.s play-
Ion Burger was an in-
lig characterization a n d
lu'ried   off   by  the   actor's
I ing expressions a n ci
[movements. David Bro-
|moilier U.B.C. actor, was
he difficult task of play-
Idual   role;    that    of    La
idle.     I h e     aristocrat ic,
crab for Ken Lamb's fine
lisal of "Dr. Zhivago." At
k/o have an example of
Ic who i.s unafraid (though
lant) to venture beyond
fcstitulions of his society,
inlike Pasternak himself.
Phys.   Ed.
sneering a n d pompous leader
of the defeated French armies
and La Hire, the bosom buddie
and co-general of Joan's men.
He carried both roles well,
succeeding perhaps belter with
La Hire because of lhe manly
whimsy and spiritual bravado
that he made so well a part of
this admirable soldier.
One unfortunate characteristic of this translation of An-
ouilh's play from the French,
is that the translator, Lillian
Hellman, added an unnecessary
and mundane act lo give this
tragedy a happy ending. This
for mi- spoiled the production
slightly, for it distorts An-
ouilh's message of Common
Man's struggle However, the
production as a whole is entertaining and colourful, and offers great hope for the Vancouver Little Theatre in the Provincial Drama Festival. Also,
if lhe remaining plays for
V.L.T.'s season are as well directed and produced, vve can
look for an entertaining a n d
satisfying winter in amateur
right to stress anything but those
aspects. Let me asure you that
Greene moves lightly through
the most fantastic situations. His
plot is so keenly planned, and
turns on such improbable happenings, that the reader emerges
slightly light-headed, and incidentally,  still  laughing.
Many writers on current literature have noted the scarcity
of humourous writing of any
permanence. The usual explanation for this is a look at the wartime condition of the last fifty
years. "These are serious times."
And Fielding didn't write in
"serious times'.'" And then, why
didn't the Victorians produce
much humour? Another question out of this review's immediate task. But interesting.
I don't assert that Greene has
created a masterpiece of great
permanence. But he lias given
humour that is more than slapstick or Ihe gross exaggeration
of character faults. In Worm-
wold he has created one of the
few clowns of modern literature
... a man as demanding of the
sympathy of the audience as of
its amusement. In situations he
has done more than force his
characters into "funny" circumstances; hi' has la ken the readers into the logic of Wormwold,
and made each situation plausible from the point of view of
lhat   logic.
It's a good book; and a funny
hook. And a topical book. And
a book worthy of reviewing.
Read  il.
Ed. Note. Within a week after the publishing of "Our Man
in Havana" a movie company
bought the screen rights and
has started lo work with, naturally, Alec Guinness as Wormwold
LANGSTON HUGHES will give a reading of his poetry
Dec. 3. He is an American whose work reflects the spirit of
jazz, and as long ago as the 1920's he was reading his work
lo jazz piano in Harlem. Mr. Hughes recently made a record
in which he was backed on one side by "Red" Allen's band
with blues and dixieland, and on the other side by cool pro*
ponent Charlie Mingus. He appeared at the Stratford Festival
last summer.
Vancouver Symphony
IRWIN HOFFMAN conducts the Vancouver Symphony
Orchestra in a free concert in the Auditorium today, The
program consists of Sinfoniotta by Malcolm Arnold, Ballade
for Strings by Jean Coulthard of U.B.C., and Symphony in D
Minor by Cesar Franck
scends On Astonished Campus
fcr some months ago, and
Iclay I must confess I am
of   whether   her  appeal
the   emotional  or   intel-
li,   she   makes   her   effect
|mpletely     understanding
md    of    the    words    in-
"Poem"   was  originally
in   very  small  type.
poet, of long-standing,
lofters   us    "To   a   young
a Hastings Street Bus!,
11 led these few lines a
13iii we are not deceived,
know that Anon is only
H i m b a u d ;    and    has
an   'illumination
icr of lines.
loncl    Fitz-Gerald's
poetic license with an almost
unbreakable rule of grammer,
and   his  modifiers do dangle.
David Bromige's "For Joan,"
is pretty gutty stuff, dealing
as it does with sex. I can never
quite   understand   the   imagery
just  do   it.
Donald Kirk's "Cherries" and
C. Sandford's "August Not
Over" I'll put together because
they are both painstaking examinations of Ihe mind of a
woman   involved   in   small   but
in poems about sex: or perhaps   sensitive affairs. As such exam-
I find too many images. Either
way, I cannot comment, except
to say that his novel rhyme
scheme  was attractive.
In the fiction section—-at least
you can make up a section afler you have spread the contents on your living room floor
--the   editors  have   tried some-
inations, both stories are competent. The writers were alert to
the situations, and h a n cl 1 e cl
them deftly. I might quarrel
vvith the excessive description
hi "August Not Over", and then
again, remembering Katherine Mansfield,  I might  not.
In   "The   Gay   Tragedy"   and
"Blue",   Alan  Forest and A.  C.
into   thing  new. They  have  included
the  first  few  pages of a novel:   Annan   have   relied   on   perver-
Des   "Everything    But   The   Spurs",   sion   to   create   interest.    1   can
les   and   the   Philistine"
ireful,   competent   poem,
by   Peter   Russel.   Reminds   me   never   read  perversion   happily,
of James T.  Farrell, and  is of-   and  never will until I discover
Annan came close to creating
an intriguing mind in "Blue",
but he never let his man talk
and I never quite saw him.
This inability of Raven writers to create dialogue has always bothered me. Characters
talk; in fact in the static situations usually dealt vvith by
young writers they talk a lol.
I wish Raven contributors would
concentrate on bringing thought
out of heads and on to tongues.
One more look at Annan. We
should have quit while he was
ahead. His essay "Man, You
Look Worn," I found so bad I
began to feel that the considerable skill in "Blue" was a
I  have consciously  saved  the
but I  suspect   he  is   a writer .who convinces me that   best   until   last.   Perhaps   a  re-
"The Ruin Of My Career As A
Terrorist" is the best piece of
writing in Raven Seven, per-
hapst he best in Ravens One
to Seven. This brilliant little
bit of a familiar essay is a professional piece of work, and
would go well in any significant magazine. Raven and students are lucky ,.o have it lo
themselves. Kero has created
vvith humour and insight a
child's union and later dissociation vvith a cell of Young
Pioneers led by a young woman
who "marched along like a gray
hat rack." If there is a prize
given for campus writing, Kero
should  get  it.
Ah. The art work was by
Keith Branscombe, of the Vancouver School of Art. His wonderfully imaginative work is as
I'izing the end of a flirta- ten funny
ith   the   artistic   affecta- writing   a   series   of   anecdotes I'm. learning something by read- viewer should not make a com-   attractive as   Kero's   writing.   I
the Decadents.  It is  a rather than   a  novel.   Still,   it's ing   him.   Mr,   Forest   told   me parative judgment; but I doubt,   rather   imagine   the    magazine
|>oem,  almost   too   clean, time the real story of the RCMP nothing except that he can ride anyone's   feelings   will   be hurl   will be sold out,
Fitz-Gerald   has ..taken was told, and Mr, Russel might lightly over a tricky ending; Mr. when I say that Melvin  Kero's —KEN LAMB. PAGE SIX
Thursday, November 27, 1958
Are You Interested In Free Love?
The edilor of this Club Notes
column received a letter from
the Free Love Society t h i s
week. It ran:
'The members of the Free
have been viewing with alarm
Love Sociely of this University
the irresponsible use of their
name and good reputation by
unauthorized   individuals.
"This Society deplores the
activities of these frivolous individuals as being detrimental
to the standing of the Society
and of t'-e University."
Tn i .Vition, the Society
points c.ui. that, since it is already in existence, a n d pos-
esyes a (.;,;.. tier under the above
name, and since initial representations h a v e already been
made to authorities of the
U.C.C. for constitution under
this name, it is within the rights
of the Society to request members of the student body to refrain from unauthorized use of
this name.
"The Society does not wish to
see its name used in the solicitation of membership for organizations which do not in any
way  represent the  real  thing.
Professor Ci. P. Akrigg will
speak on "The Elizabethan
View of Life," Saturday at
8:15, in Buchanan 106. This
will be the concluding lecture in the Vancouver Institute full series.
Graduating Class should turn
in Completed questionaires for
the A.M.S. Brief to the Royal
Commission of Education soon.
Completed questionaires must
be turned in lo ihe AMS offices
in Brock Hall. Extra copies will
be available to anyone interested.
24 November in Bu. 325 is
CANCELLED and will be held
on Wednesday 26 November at
7:30 p.m. in Bu. 325.
News litem: Premier Bennett's effigy was hung over the
railing of Victoria College auditorium. Hm. Hung over. Teh.
The BC Electric is very fond
of the Christmas. All those extra  lights, you  know.
Professionally Laundered
3 ^ 59
J^t the Bell, a graduate works
in a professional atmosphere
where he can really develop
hi.s capabilities.
"For example, after a short
familiarization period
which included visiting
project sites and working
alonuside experienced
engineers, I was soon enabled
to write specifications tor jobs
on ni}' own. While my experience
grew, company courses in
management also helped me along
"Today, in my work a.s a power equipment engineer. I often have lo or moie
jobs going simultaneously, ranging '   im a
diesel replacement to an automatic pout l
plant installation costing mam thousands
ot dollars. And, since this work takes me out ol
the ollice about 2()'< of the time, I can enjoy the
satisfaction of seeing the results oi my work.
"I believe the college graduate has every chance
to increase his knowledge at the Hell, plus proper
lccomiition and opportunity lor promotion."
Ask iji)iir Placement Officer for our
career booklets. * •*■ ^■imT^
Men and women
students in
Your campus
will soon be
visited hy
Rett Telephone
Employment Officers,
"Larry" lanii,
fnuli'iifr in tnrch-
(I'licul cn'jinvi'rin:',
ul I hi* {'nil mity
j Sivhiitilvunu in
? or,-,, hi,., ii\.*
tlljl (((I-  ri*!'  *ll
„,</,,', ',/   />■/
the Hell.
uP*m'""'w;■■?:;,, mm -..-si''KM^v^^v-''^;^ M,^T-'m'r'M
"I trust that this request will
receive your sympathetic attention   and  cooperation."
The editor was then fortunate enough to obtain some firsthand information about this
It is presently in operation
and has been in existence since
1957's leadership conference.
Its proper name is "La Soeiele
de 1'Amour Libre", which is, in
translation, the Free Love Society,
It exists to promote the interests of its members and to
provide appropriate recreational facilities for their u s e on
campus during the clay.
There is a very distinguished
membership, including s o m e
councillors and other campus
V.I.P.'s. Meetings are held on
occasion at the request of the
members, but it is, in general,
a very loose organization.
*     *     *
El Circulo, in conjunction
with International House and
the Extension Department, is
presenting "Noche Sud-Ameri-
cana", an eveping of Latin American Culture to be held on
Wednesday, December 3, at 8:00
p.m., in the new International
There   will be  a   lecture   on
Motz ond Wozny
548 Howe St.       MU.3-4715
Custom Tailored  Suits
for  Ladies and  Gentlemen
Gowns and Hoods
Double breasted suits
modernized in the new
single    breasted    styles.
Special   Student   Rates
22nd to about Jan. 2nd, near
Acadia Road. Three adults.
Reliable. Write particulars,
address, phone, and rent to
343—16th St., Brandon Manitoba.
Latin America by Mr, T. Bar-
troli of the campus Spanish Department, and Brazilian songs
by   Mr.   Ann  Livermore.
There will also be accordian
and guitar playing by Peruvian
students a n d Latin-American
dancing. Latin-American regalia and jewellery will also be
displayed, a n d refreshments
will  be served.
■k      -k      -k
The Thunderbird B o o s t e r
Club is this year doing t h e
U.B.C. float for the Grey Cup
Parade. AMS suppli e d the
funds, and this club is doing all
the work.
On the f 1 o a I will be the
Homecoming Q u e e n , Barb
Wilkie, the Frosh Queen, Ellamae Sharp, and the Football
Queen,  Joan Fi'zpatrick.
The float is U depict UBC's
fifty years of progress, and will
be a rocket ship being towed
by  a Model-T  Ford.
Members of the club worked
on the float on Wednesday evening, and will be putting the
finishing touches on it on Thursday afternoon at 1:110 in the
Armouries. All those interested
in  helping  are welcome.
(Continued from  Page 3)
your  statements  regarding   Mr.
Stokes'   role   in   granting   beer
parlor licenses are libelous?
Briggs: No. I said "if source
Question: Can you comment
on the sudden retirement of the
three commissioners and their
lack of answers to the charges?
Briggs: No.
Question: What comment do
you have on the charges that
you are "just an engineer?"
Briggs: In my thirty years in
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have been mainly concerned
with their budgeting and financing, and therefore feel that I
know what I am talking about.
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Four Girls Are!
By 36 Boys
At Meeting !
Ubyssey   Sxaff    Reporter
Forty   passionate   pioneers,
four of them girls, took the first
courageous step  towards  estab- i
lishment   of   free   love  on   this
A terse notice in The Ubyssey announcing an organiza ,
tional meeting of the "UBC
Free Love Society" drew forth
these staunch advocates of gratis amour. Hurling economic statistics into Ins ashcan, they
were determined to show that j
love can  be free. \
The meeting was to take
place up in the Green Room of
the   Players'   Club.
At the scheduled time, it so
happened the room was occupied by a group of Players' Club
members who have been reared
to believe  in orthodox  love.
Thus, when they were invaded by this battalion of 36
male and four female free lovers, it is small wonder that the
Players were aghast. Once recovered from their aghastness,
they were able lo give a coherent account of the invasion.
Said one bright-eyed young
actress: "The first group which
clambered up the stairs to our
room seemed to be older students.
There    was   an    urgency
about   their   manner   —  Ihey
seemed  very   intent   on   their
'VVhen  vve suggested  that  the
meeting   might   be   in   the   Blue
Room   below,  they   stared at   us
for a   moment,  then  hurried  oil'
in that direction.
This need not be construed
as a panicky attempt by t h e
Players to get lhe I fee lovers
out of their room in a hurry.
All they meant was thai the
meeting might be in the Aggie
barns, the president's office or
anvwhere, and the Blue Room
seemed as likely :i place to suggest as any other1.
"The next lot to arrive," continued the actress, "appeared to
be less sure of themselves, as
though they had to be helped
up Ihe last few stairs.
"A third group arrived, and
then they all apparently joined
forces, to search lor the meeting
And here  an  ominous note
enters the  picture. The  Players  report .+hat they detected
some red sweaters among the
free  lovera.  This   could   have
only   one      leaning:    THOSE
people  aix  ,.i?.ixed  up   in  this
Now,  it   is  a  well-known   fact
that   any   normal   Canadian   father   has   serious   doubts   about
allowing his daughter oul  after
dark    if   there    is   au   engineer
within  hall   a  mile.  The  knowledge   that   his   daughter   was   in
a   free   love   society   with   members   of   this   red-garbed   species
would   indeed  give father something  to   think  about.   It   might
even give the engineers' fathers
something to  think about.
Once  the   free   lovers   find ■
their   meeting   place   and   hold!
their meeting, they are expected
!to announce plans.
Two members of the newly formed UBC Free Love Society show the photographer how it's done. Organizational
meeting in the Green Room brought out scores of prospective members. Photo by Geoff Farmer.
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Tween Closses
Probers Meet
—The   fourth   meeting   of   representative  government will  be ,
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U.C.C.   —    General   meeting,
Thursday,  12:30 in Bu. 205, All.
clubs please  have a representative present.
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In Auditorium at noon, the Van-:
couver     Symphony     Orchestra '■
presents a  free noon hour concert.
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HAMSOC—Code   classes    today  in   HL-2   at   12:30.   Classes
will   be   continued  on   Monday
Dec.   1st   at   12:30  in   HL-2   for \
all  those   interested.
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NEWMAN CLUB — General!
meeting today  at   12:30 in  the j
lounge   at   St.   Marks   College, j
The   new   constitution,   will  be
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in Bu. 203. Members please attend,
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Movement in B.C.
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and hear R. C. Cragg of the
English Department deliver "A
Crityque of Contemporary Philosophical Analysis", Non-members 10c.
* *     *
of B.C. Research Council will
be held today—members meel
at   12:30 in P-201.
* *     *
LIBERAL CLUB—discussion
group today at 12:30 in Bu. 221.
Speakers will be Prof. S. Jamie-
son & A. Carrothers on the topic
of Labour Management,
* *     *
Events Friday
CCF—CCF will discuss the
Winnipeg Declaration of Principles at a discussion meeting
to be held on Friday Nov. 28
at 12:30 in the Political Clubs
Room upstairs in the Brock Extension.
* *     *
DEBATING    UNION    —    is
sponsoring an open debate in
Buch. 102 on Friday November
29 at 12:30. The topic is "Resolved that a Tavern should be
established on the campus." The
Debate will be open to speakers from the floor. Everyone
SOCIATION—Rev. A. M. Vinge, |
Hospital Chaplain for Greater;
^Vancouver will conclude his ;
topic "Conscience & the Adia- j
phera" Friday noon in Hut L-?>.
All welcome.
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PSYCHOLOGY    CLUB—presents   two   films   "Counsellor's' |
Day"     &     "Using     Analytical'
Tools"   on   Friday   at   12:30   in
HM-2. Non-members   10c.
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meeting will be held at 8:00
p.m. Friday 28th at the home
of Mr. & Mrs. C. W. J. Eliot,
3816 Puget Drive. Speaker is
John Coleman on "The Throne
at  Knossos."
Students are reminded that
second term fees are due before
January S, 1959. j
To avoid January line-ups,
students are urged to pay fees
by mail. Name and registration
number must be printed on reverse of cheques or money or-,
CLAIMS BCE   (Continued from Pag* 1)
promised the "first offering of
power to be developed by Wen-'
ner-Gren"  to  the B.C.  Power
Commission. j
According to Briggs, Ben-'
nett's latest statement went i
oack on this promise.
Now B.C. power outfits will
have to be satisfied with whatever power surplus Wenner-
Gren  have  in  excess,
"The lack of feasibility in
the Premier's actions seems to
have escaped him entirely,"
said Briggs. He added, "These
are my words and I take full
responsibility for them."
Briggs  explained  why  he
has   "got  on   his   horse   and
gone out on a limb."
He said that many facts
which have recently been exposed by himself should be
widely known. He stated as
an example the B.C. Electric
boast of beeing a "free company" is an empty one, since
it actually has t o"consult the
provincial cabinet in every
move it makes."
He further accused the BCE
of making too much money out
of the Public Utilities Commission "even on top of its 25
per cent bus fare increase."
The B.C. Electric is run by
some pretty smart people," he
repeated with reference to Canadian Utilities common stock
which increased from 100 per
cent in price from 1952 to
1958. "This is a great contrast
to the market value or earning power of the stock which
jumped to 235 percent in the
same period,"  he said.
"I believe that our system
of free competitive enterprise
brings the greatest good to the
greatest number," stated
Briggs. He implied that our
system is no longer "competitive." In trying to fight the
power monopoly's desire for
"rising costs for B.C. Power
Commission customers", Briggs
found himself "stymied with
the commissioners over him
and stymied with the government." He says that he had "no
thought but the protection of
the people."
"The people must now work
themselves towards increased
honesty in public affairs,"
Briggs concluded. In his view,
the only remedy lies in private
groups of B.C, citizens "trying
to persuade Socred MLA's to
cross the floor of the House."
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