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. Volume XXXIX
No. 23
Socred   Bill   Defeated
In UBC Mock^arliament
Rebate  Termed
Pure Prostitution'
UBC's  mock  Social  Credit   government   went  clown   the
drain yesterday along with a bill it was supporting to have
every home-owner in B.C. re-imbursed to the tune of S28.
The    Socreds
Thursday's    Mock    Parliament.
Opposition   parties  in   the legis-
were   defeated  duction   and   appealed   omv   to
a standing vote of 73-27  in  ..gullible sorts;-
Social Credit members replied
that   British   Columbia   has   bo-
lature   joined   forcer,   to   swamp  come known in recent  Years a3
UBC STALWARTS who form Canadian
Olympic eight-oar rowing team are greeted by Hawaiian hula maid, "Leilani," at
the Royal Hawaiian Hotel in Waikiki, Honolulu where they were headquartered this
week en route to the Olympic Games site in
Melbourne, Australia. Coach Frank Read
points to prow of Royal Hawaiian outrigger
canoe as Leilani is surrounded by team
members. From left: Richard Neil Mc-
Clure, Bill McKerlich, D. J. McDonald,
David Helliwell, D. Wayne Pretty, Phil
Kueber, Lawrence West, R. A. Wilson and
Carlton S. Ogawa.
Second Great Trek Still On
Despite Increased Allocations
UBC's Second Great Trek is still under  way   despite  the   recent   Federal   Grant   for
University expansion.
    ,        Ben Trevino, AMS Co-ordinator and Second Great Trek
i Committee Chairman said Thursday that in his opinion Federal
j grants in no way minimized Provincial responsibility towards
Scottish <
I O        OP©9K system   here   regardless   of   Ot
tawa's   plans   for   building   im
Earl     Dundee,     international! provement, he said,
forestry   expert   and   Scotland's j     Trevino told a Trek Commit-
Royal  Standard   bearer,   speaks! tee meeting that plans were still
I most  definitely   in  the  offering
Its  up  to Victoria  to  main-|been set up   marking  BC  into
tain   a    first    rate    educational
for  a   Second   Trek   demcnstra-
Monday   on    "Scotland's   Place
in   the   Commonwealth."   TimeLjon and petition x
and place is FG  100 at noon.     i   ^.„,„„„ „.,
Earl Dundee is the President!     _
„  o    4,     .,    -r,      ,   o    j ,     „♦•;     Pans   circle   round   "Squeeze
of  Scotland s   Royal   Society   ot . M
_       , , , n .'■  ,    Dav' ,  tentatively scheduled for
Forestry, a member of Britain s       • J
House of Lords and a keen and
"petition ridings."
Meanwhile statistics on housing needs are being collected
which will be circulated to off
campus students for inclusion in
protest leters to Provincial
UBC Housing officials are expected to suport the letter writing campaigning strongly, Trevino said.
enthusiastic farmer
early February which will con-j Students at UBC's residential
! sist of a day long programme of; camps have indicated support of
! student activities and demon-! the Trek movement according to
For 14 years he was a MP in strations Underlining UBC's | Fort and Acadia Camp presi-
Britain representing Western need for Provincial financial aid. | dents attending Thursday's Corn-
Renfrew in Scotland, He was Petition forms are being \ mittee meeting.
Undersecretary of State for printed winch will be circulut- Executive members of 30
Scotland during tho war taking ed by out-of-town students dur- clubs pledged supper*, ot the
time off between 1>K!>1 and 1941 ing the Christmas holidays. A Trek movement at last Wednes-
to serve with  tho   y.aek  Watch, special,   electoral  type   map   has    day's  UBC meeting.
the government.
When results of the vote were
one of the most benevolent provinces   in   Canada   toward   the
announced      Premier      Howard  aged.
Johnston admitted defeat but
quickly added that his party
would "gladly return to the
people for an affirmation which
we received so clearly less than
two months ago."
Bill before the legislature was
the Homeowners' Assistance Act.
It wa* an attempt to legalize a
procedure which would see
every tax-paying home-owner
in B.C. credited with SL'8 annually.
Opposition forces flayed the
bill, labelling it "sheer nonsense" and "utter absurdity."
Some observers felt that the
Socreds would not have suffered defeat if the spectators would
"Pure    prostitution    of    vo^e*
(Continued on  Page  .3)
Deadline for 'Tween Classes
is 1.30 p.m. on day prior lo
'tween dosses
Earl of Dundee
Speaks on Scotland
speak on  the  topic  "Scotland's
Place   in   the   Commonwealth"
...   . .        .    , Monday at 12:30 in Forestry &
have not been permitted to vote.) Geology 100
One vote on a point of order j * '     *       *
saw  the  Social  Credit  segment
lead. The outcome was 20 to 23.
society other than home-owners
need government assistance.
Speakers referred to the finan
cial demands of U.B.C. and old
age institutions.
Lynda Gates called the
scheme a "mere subsidy" and
"vote-winner". She said it represented   no   clear-cut   tax   re-
.        .    .. SPECIAL   EVENTS   Commit.
Three opposition members in the tee presents twQ concerts       ^
CCF camp sided with the gov- gultarist Rey de ,a Torre ^
6rTen™     „       ! at 12:3° in the Auditorium and
The CCF,  official opposition.! thlg   evening   flt   8;30    Jn   the
queried the soundness of the pro- Brock    Admission  25c  at   no(m
posed legislation, aski.g where; and $1 50 ,„ the evening
the required monies would come| *      *      *
from !     CHINESE    VARSITY    CLU3
Liberals    and    Conservatives | will hold a general meeting to-
argued  that  other segments  ofjday in HL 2 at noon.
* *      *
sents Dr. Stroll speaking on
"Psychoanalysis and Freewill",
today at noon.
* *       *
presents a series of films tonight
at 8 p.m. in the clubroom. This
series is on the music and dances of India, and is produced by
Pravin Vakta.
* *       *
Soiree will be held this even-
I ing. See the notice board at the
I north, end of the Arts Bldg. for
1 further details.
* *       *
V.C.F.    invites    all    international students to.attend the in-
I ternational student dinner  at  6
| p.m.,   Saturady   at   6170   Bleu-
! hiem. Dr. Woodhouse,  principal
1 of Anglican  Theological  Semiti-
j ary,   will   lead   a   discussion   en
j the  content  and significance  of
Christianity. Will those wishing
transportation please phone HA.
1620-R    and   meet    outside   tks
Brock  at   5:30.
(Continued  on   Page   4
See 'Tween Classes
"All we want are girls
M'am, big girls, little girls,
tall, sort, fat, sweet, moral
. . ." according to Bev Underbill Mardi Gras Choreographer.
Mardi Gras is UBC's biggest
party of the year. This annual
event sponsored by campus
Greeks raises money for charity and focalizes activities
around a swinging costume
party at the Commodore.
Tryouts for the traditionally popular girls chorus line
are being held in the Brock
Stage Room next Wednesday
at 3:30. PAGE TWO
Friday, November 16. 1956
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No Excuse
The long-overdue implementation of the Massey Report
seems to be on its way. Prime Minister St. Laurent's announcement to the National Council of Canadian Universities last
week that Parliament will be asked to vote $100,000,000
to the universities of Canada received the deafening applause of the distinguished educators attending the conference. St. Laurent's proposal that one half of the sum be invested for scholarships and the other §50,000,000 be distributed for new academic buildings is both realistic and timely.
However, let's not forget—nor let others overlook—the
fact that education is primarily the responsibility of the
provincial governments, not the federal. It is incumbent on
the governments in power throughout the country to outstrip the federal grants. We must not allow the federal money
to be used by the provinces as an excuse to ignore their
own pressing responsibilities and slacken the size of their own
contributions to universities.
Provincial money can help equalize the difference in the
cost of an education for the out-of-town student as compared
to the cost to a student from Greater Vancouver. If the B.C.
government provides UBC with a grant in proportion to that
coming from Ottawa, a great number of UBC's problems
could be solved.
More On Socred Aid
It is probably considered trite to say that "Canada is
a growing country, and B.C. is one of the fastest-growing
Provinces in Canada." It's also the trite truth that this University needs funds desperately in order to provide factilities
to train and prepare the specialists and leaders needed for
this growing Province and  Country.
It is already evident that the Social Credit Government
$1,000,000 capital grant per year for ten years which went
into effect last year will not meet the needs of the fastest-
growing University in Canada.
The Minister of Fisheries, James Sinclair, suggested on
this campus a few weeks ago that intelligent and educated
people would be unlikely to embrace Social Credit, because
Socred philosophy and economic theories are not likely to
withsand intelligent and informed scrutiny. And since such
people are presumably the product of universities, Mr. Sinclair's statement seems well-founded. Could this lack of political appeal be the reason for Social Credit's inadequate
support of higher education?
The Coalition and Liberal Governments between 1947
and 1952 actually gave more per year to the University for
capital expansion over this five-year period than the present
Provincial Government promises per year over the next
ten years. It was during this previous period that the Biological Sciences, Wesbrook, and Engineering Buildings, costing close to $3,000,000 were bulit. It was also during this
period that the Library addition, Physics, Home Economics,
Law and various Agricultural and Dormitory buildings
were built.
The Coalition Governments, then, not only gave more
money per year for University expansion in absolute amounts at a time when Provincial revenues were much below
present revenues, but also at a time when the dollar was
worth more, and could build much nvmo. And during the
1947-52 period, capital grant-, to 11.»■ University made up a
hiqher percentage of the Provincial  budget  than  in 1950.
Fewer   Fezzes,   Mufti,
In   the   New   Turkey
(In ihe exchange programme
of World University Service of
Canada, UBC has one of Canada's largest foreign scholarship schemes. Each year the
UBC committee of (WUSC)
promotes contact between this
university and campi abroad
by arranging five or six exchange scholarships. Last year,
Paul Romeril was selected for
a year's study in Istanbul,
where he encountered difficulties fortunately unique in the
WUSC programme. Here is his
The 23rd of October was
a somewhat portentious day
to arrive in Istanbul, as was
discovered upon landing. Our
ship moored in the Golden
Horn, and the magnificent city
lay all around us, incredibly
still and silent. The streets were
empty, and even the red trams
stood rooted upon their tracks,
deserted and motionless. Like
the crew members, I stood
against the rail of the ship, staring in astonishment across the
waters of the Horn and Bos-
forus to the great mosques,
soaring minarets, and lifeless
At 5 o'clock thfs eerie atmosphere  was abruptly shattered
Legal    Obligations
by the shrill of a whistle echoing through the empty thoroughfares. In an instant the
streets were crowded, the trams
resumed their clanking, and
the Horn suddenly filled with a
thousand tiny craft of all colours and shapes, rushing in as
many directions. The Harbour
Police soon arrived at our anchorage, and we descended on
them —armed with Turkish
dictionary and a few laboriously prepared questions regarding the strange reception.
To their vast amusement, we
discovered that the National
Census Day had just come to
an end. Everyone in Istanbul,
obviously , had stayed home to
be counted, and now life could
once again be resumed.
Much impressed by this example of thoroughness, I ventured ashore , the next morning, expecting some sort of reception committee. My anticipations by no means included
a brass band, but it was rather
disappointing when no one appeared. The shipping agent
mentioned vaguley that someone had called to confirm the
date of my arrival, but had refused to leave his name.
I discovered that both  University  and  student  organiza-
no!   clearly   oemon-
n- for aid
These  faeN  speak   for  tlumwdvcs,  and
strate that the Social Credit Government'.-- pm\
to UEC are hardly adequate.
What's vou-r answc, Premier Btniutt0
The Univesrity, although it
had no legal obligation to honour the scholarship agreement,
responded with great generosity, and decided to grant a
monthly fellowship in lieu of
the original arrangement. This,
together with assistance from
UBC, enabled me to remain for
a year of study of Republican
History, political development,
language, and other things
The University of Istanbul is
a very large co-educational institution of about 15,000 students, with its faculties dispersed throughout the fascinating older section of Istanbul.
These seven divisions correspond roughly with the structure
at UBC, being those of literature, science, law, medicine,
pharmacy, economics, and forestry. There is also a school of
dentistry affiliated with the
parent body and a separate
Technical University. Each of
the seven faculties has a student association, none of which
is connected with Administration in any way. From these
associations a Student Union is
elected but its relation to the
Administration   is — to  quote
Most    Canadians
Probably most Canadians
woulJ think of such social development when Turkey is
mentioned in conversation: but
to appreciate the depth, intensity, and profound nature of
the eliange is quite another matter. A nation of twenty-two
million has been completely
re-oriented, and its whole way
of life transformed. The Latin
alphabet has been adopted in
placv of Araoie. and the Turkish lanauaae th,,r amhly ur'-
ed—levi'l'jtienizi d to such an
extent   t'mt   older   Turks   have
one of its officers—"not yet
well known". There are only
two university clubs to my
knowledge, a Theatre Society
and a Soprts Association, and
there is no significant student
The Student Unions of all
three Turkish Universities in
1948 formed a national student
federation which had done a
good deal to promote interest
in student problems, and shows
great promise for the future
especially if more senior support can be obtained. This Ls
one of the major problems confronting student groups in Turkey today, that of the division
between faculty and student.
In the view of a Canadian student, there is what might be
called an academic curtain dividing the two, making cooperative effort rather more difficult  than  is  the  case  here.
Istanbul University has a
long and distinguished history,
beginning shortly after the
conquest of the city by the
Turks in 1453. It was founded
by Mehmet the Conqueror, r,
poet and cultural potentate ia
addition to being a military fig-
vocab'ulary trembles when reading the daily papers. Islam has
been disestablished in favour
of a secular state, with results
of profound social and political
importance, The younger generation, especially in urban areas, \~ notably irreligious, and
the elder more traditionalist
elements are easily swayed by
any political grouping display-
in:; religious fervour, as the
last   elections   indicated.
The Turks  have  been masle
even  to  emm-e   ,:ieir ciothese,
tions had been padlocked by
the Government, in the aftermath of the 6 September disturbance in Istanbul. Martial
law had been proclaimed and
all my contacts had mysteriously vanished. The University of
Istanbul was without any
knowledge of the scholarship—
but this deficiency was soon
corrected by interviews with
facully and administration officials. The position of student
organizations in Istanbul was
very difficult, as a result of
the Government's repressive action. The tragedy of 6 September had arisen out of what originally had been organized
as an orderly demonstration by
the Cyprus is Turkish Movement, whioh contained a large
number of students. When this
procession was exploited by a
few criminal elements, however, the government saw fit to
take action against all student
and many university agencies.
When I arrived, therfore, the
offices of WUS in Turkey and
of the Turkish national union
of students had been sealed and
their organizations disbanded.
Even the University itself had
been trying without success
to locate the official who was
my own main contact in Istanbul.
ure, and enlarged by Suley-
man the Magnificent. Initially a
theological and law school, it
became famous for its civil
engineering and medical programmes.
At present the University has
a considerable degree of independence from the State, upon
which it relies for funds.
Through the Ministry of Education, however, the government still may exercise general control, but there is a strong
movement afoot to attain full
autonomy. Like most other institutions in Republican Turkey, Istanbul University has
made remarkable advances under the direction of Presidents
Ataturk, Inonu, and Bayar.
Perhaps the field of education shows most clearly the
amazing progress that Turkey
has made since the Kcmalist
Revolution. There is a new
school house in virtually every
Aanatolian village, and for the
first time,it is financially possible for a rural student tc
go on to University. With government assistance, engineers,
historians, doctors, and journalists are being trained and employed in the building of a new
so that now an Istanbul student cannot be distinguished
from any other European. Only
in Anatolia is there what might
be called a distinct national
costume. Here the village women often wear a "charshaf,"
an enormous black cloth covering the head and shoulders,
and the men baggy black pantaloons (like the local high school
mode) and tweedy golf caps,
in place ol the long outlawed
fez. )
'.ued  Next  Weik) Friday, November 18, 1956
Tie Sat
Mindful of the growing need
for scientiits in Canada's booming economy, we asked our employer, Doug Hillyer of the Tie
Bar (712 West Pender) if we
could lay aside frivolity occasionally on our weekly column,
offer instruction in the natural
sciences. "Why of course, silly,"
he replied, his merry eyes a-
twinkle, "use all the space you
want to tell UBC students of the
wonders of science and the natural world around them."
"And be sure to tell them,"
he added, "of the natural wonders of the Tie Bar, 712 West
Pender, which offers tasteful
neckwear to soothe the savage
breast, coddle the unbuttoned,
and give comfort to the downtrodden, disheartened and dyspeptic."
Ah, such a man is our employer! Witty, liberal, tolerant and
humane, patron of the arts and
sciences, champion of the downtrodden and dyspeptic, a good
provider for the nude-neckedl
But in our admiration for our
employer, we digress. Let us
proceed to the Tie Bar's new
series, "The Wonderful, Dyspeptic World Around Us."
Today, we will describe the
Seven Dyspeptic Wonders.of the
World, or as many as we have
time for.
(1) The Collossus of Rhodes:
truly a wonderful sight, is Nick
Mitropopoulos, a wealthy twetch-
vendor of Rhodes. Clad only in
t w e t c h e s, Nick weighs 472
pounds, and is a constant source
of amasement to the citizenry,
who smile as he passes, and call
out, "Hi Nick!"
(2) The  Hanging Gardens of
Babylon: Probably the most curious of the seven wonders are
Sam,  Mary  and Clive Garden,
who are 'ond of hanging by their
heels from a small ledge on the
E-Z-Shop Supermarket in Baby-j
Ion, Saskatchewan. They are a I
constant   source  of  amazement i
lo the citizenry,  who smile as
ihey dangle,  and call out, "Hi
Sam, Hi Mary. Hi Clive!" j
(3) No space to describe the \
other five wonders. We leave it j
lo  the   patient  student  of   sci-
•nee to discover them.    . _
*      *      *
But if you haven't already,
better discover the Tie Bar, ai
712 West Pender. The natural
wonder there is Doug Hillyer,
who has seven toes and twinkling, dyspeptic eyes. j
Off-Campus Action
Urged  For Council
UBC students feel their AMS Council should discuss and acto on off campus affairs
a Ubyssey spot survey revealed Tuesday.
Students were polled on this question: "Should Council discuss and act on local, national
and international affairs even though these may have political implications?" Majority of answers were a resounding affirmative
"Discusion leads to enlightenment of some sort," Dundas
Todd, Arts 4 said. "UBC students
I are going to be tomorrow's lead-
1 ers,"   Michael   Walker,   Arts   4,
pointed   out.
"If   students   don't   think   for
themselves now, they  certainly
, won't in the future as properly
functioning   parts   of   Canadian
society,"   Walker   declared.
Lawrie Johnson, Arts 1,
agreed.  "We  should  show   that
1 students are interested in world
affairs,"  she said.
"Students' Council isn't a political organization," Mike Steede,
Arts 1, said. "What's politics
got to do with UBC?" he wanted  to know.
"Council should discuss events
and then act, but the resulting
action should be constructive,"
Evelyn Irvine, Arts 1, said. "If
situations such as the revolution
in Hungary aren't our concern
then whose are they?" she wanted to know.
Several students qualified
their agreement. Rae Rowson,
Arts 2, felt that Council action
was all right as long as it didn't
involve the University financially. Student consent as a whole
should be granted before finances were involved, he said.
"It doesn't matter to me what
Council does," Bob Haxton, Arts
2 said indignantly when polled.
"They can discuss whatever they
like," he added generously.
"They waste too much time as
it is," Joe Wasylik,  Commerce 	
3' Said'                                            I     McGill    Daily:    Minority    of controversy. Daily has teletyped
"There are plenty of student   Campus   was   strongly   excited and Played news up.  On Hun-
organizations which can handle! and sharply divided. Some dif- Sary we were against Russia and
ferentiation in reactions toward for Democracy.
Israel and British-French move. The Sheaf; Saskatoon: No cam-
Arab and Israeli Club in heated pus reaction whatsoever.
A SCREAMING, SHOUTING CCF opposition Thursday
defeated the Social Credit government's bill proposing a
$28 tax rebate in a Brock Lounge session of Mock Parliament.  (See story on page one.)
—Photo by Dave Wilder.
Reaction Re Crises
Vary-CUP Roundup
Campuses across Canada have reacted differently to the
Middle East, and' Eastern European Crises. Here are a few
of the telegrams The Ubyssey has received:
these sort of things without Student Council acting," Meryn
Shallair, Arts 3, said.
• Specialists in frame
• Prescriptions   duplicated
• Safety lenses
• Contact lenses
• Repairs
Ground Floor
Vancouver Block
734 Granville St.
MA. 0928 MA. 2948
All proofs must be returned to the Photographers by
Wednesday, November 21st, or Photographers will pick
their choice of proofs for your graduation photograph.
Graduating students - get on the ball!!!
If you ever have fears about
the survival of the human
race in this age of rising mushroom clouds and falling moral
values, then spend a weekend
in Victoria.
Since its founding, Victoria
has survived the death of Disraeli, the invention of the
automobile, prohibition, two
world wars and several uprisings in the Khyber Pass, three
Social Credit governments,
and a severe epidemic of channel-swimming, to name just a
few passing events. Furthermore, the Empres Hotel is still
standing despite the fact that
the ivy that was believed to
be literally holding up the
walls was recently brutally
torn down.
The latest example of defiance of the march of time
came about as the result of a
civil defence announcement
from Ottawa last week. In the
event of an atomic attack, Victorians were told to destroy
their pets and evacuate the
At that, lovers of our furry,
feathered or otherwise-attired
friends began objecting strenuously. The little old man who
firmly established that he
would remain with his two
dogs in the city, radiation or
no radiation, at last report
had received 140 congratulatory leters and phone calls.
This is probably causing
great consternation to our
mighty civil defence organization. Even now, Mrs. Whitney-Carload and her pet armadillo are being discussed in a
1000-foot deep, concrete- encased, sanforized bomb shelter
underneath the Chateau Lau-
rier (within easy walking
distance from the wine cellar).
If public protest keeps up,
our usually reliable source
reports that American estimates of casualties in Victoria
arising out of an H-bomb attack would be exceedingly
high. Incidentally, Victoria is
part of the Chastity Belt Line,
the Americans' 27th line of defence before the U.S. border.
This, of course, explains why
Canadian visitors to Lower
Vancouver Island will soon
have to get visas of entry from
the U.S. consulate in Vancouver.
Casualties are expected to
include 6,546 spaniels, 352
chihuahuas, 7 vegetarian
poodles, 978 blue budgerigars,
173 turtles, 8 goats, 2 rattlers
disconnected), 1 yak, 21,000
mongrels, 431 Persian cats, 1,-
156 goldfish (with and without
scrofula), 4 orang-utangs, and
46,183 pet owners.
Realistically, one can say
that in the event of atomic attack, Victorians have nowhere
to go but up — or out, according to how the blast caches
them. Loaded into their tally-
ho's, small English ccrs, sedan
chairs and on lo their 3-speed
bicycles, most of the populace
wouldn't get much further
than the Coronet Room in the
Empress. Those who did would
probably stop off on the edge
of town to study yellow-
beaked cutthroats while mating — the birds, not the
But   don't   worry,   Victoria
See   COME   AND   GET   IT
(Continued on Page  6) PAGE FOUR
Friday. November 18. 195fr
REY DE LA TORRE, celebrated Cuban-
bom classic guitarist, will be heard in recital today at noon and this evening by
UBC students.
Born in Havana, he was at 5 a spirited
pianist,   at   10   an   accomplished   guitarist.
At 14 he was sent to Spain for study with
the famous teacher of guitar virtuosos,
Maestro Miguel Llobet, and to continue his
general academic studies in that country.
He had made a name for himself before the
age of 17 as a concert guitarist.
Celebrated   Cuban  Guitarist
Soothes UBC Cats at Noon
So this cat Rey de la Torre will be blowing his guitar today at noon.
The auditorium will be swinging to his celebrated Cuban-born guitar. That is Rey is
Cuban-born but we have no word on the guitar.
We have a few words from his
As an artist, Rey de la Torre
is in close touch with contemporary musical developments, particularly of the States and Latin-
America, with special interest
ior his youthful associates in
Havana. Among these is the
young Cuban composer, Julian
Orbon, recent winner of a major Latin-American award, composer of a work for Rey de la
Torre which the guitarist has recorded, and which has won
striking critical interest in New
York and elsewhere. Other
composers, such as Jose Ardevol,
and Joaquin Nin-Culmell, have
written works for Rey de la
Torre which appear on many of
his programs. North American
composers   now   are   composing
for this artist, whose repertoire
includes the standard literature
for his instrument, as well as
many works seldom-heard, and
new music written for and dedicated to him.
University of B.C. Fine Arts
committee and Special Events
committee will sponsor an informal luncheon at the Faculty
Club Friday for Mr. de la Torre,
following his noon-hour guitar
concert at UBC.
As well as the noon hour show
de la Torre will be playing in
the Brock tonight at 8:30 for a
little bit more than the twenty-
five cents being charged at noon.
Exactly $1.25 more.
We suggest you come and listen because this cat is the greatest. Chingo.
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MARDI   GRAS   RAFFLE  ticket reps meet in the Double Committee  Room in  the  Brock  on
Monday at 12:30.
* *       *
WORLD UNIVERSITY Service of Canada Committee will
hold an important meeting on
Monday at 3:30 in the Men's
Club Room of the Brock.
* *      *
of Glen Miller on Monday at
12:30 in the Clubroom.
* *       *
TRY-OUTS for Mardi Gras
Chorus Line will be held in the
Brock Stage Room at 3:30 on
Wednesday. All girls interested
please attend.
Conditions at
Fort Rapped
"They can fool the people who don't live here but they
can't fool us," is one Fort Camp student's indignant summing
up of currei.t conditions at UBC's favourite "Home away from
"They" are the Housing Administration who student after
student attacked in hard hitting and bitter comments when
interviewed Wednesday in a Ubyssey spot survey on conditions at Fort Camp.
Food received the most complaints throughout the interviews. "It isn't what it could be
for the price we pay," Carl
Johnson, Law 2 said.
"We have too many starches,
the eggs arehalf raw in the
morningg and the cooked lunches consist of a little bit of breakfast and supper boiled up together, vaguely disguised by
some sort of peculiar sauce," he
Sandy Laird, Eng. 4 attacked
the packed lunches students can
carry as an alternative to the
cooked ones. "They're too dry
and tasteless," he said.
"We have a bit of sliced meat,
dried up, or water sogged lettuce smeared over with a funny sauce anda bruised old apple." "The lunches are exactly
the same day after day," he
Furnishings of the huts received almost as many adverse
comments as did the food. "The
rooms are too small," Bill Hales,
Eng. 4 snarled.
"I have to hang my overcoat,
my dressing gown, my pants,
my coat and my raincoat up on
one small peg," he said.
"The windows leak," Ted Carlson, Eng. 4 complained. "There's
not enough shelving or space
and most huts have only two
doors and you have to walk
through the halls everytime you
want to get out," he said.
Students polled generally liked the rules of the Camp. "The
rules are fair," Mike Giegerich,
Eng. 1. said. "The way they're
carried out couldn't be better,"
he said.
Grey Alexander, Arts, 4, entirely disagreed with Mike.
"We're treated like children,''
he spluttered. "People are being
thrown out of here without any
chance to explain." The rules
weren't consistent, he thought.
"The rules aren't formalized,"
Tom    Birnie,    Arts,    4,    said.
"They're left to the discretion
of the camp porter all the time,"
he said.
"There should be phones in
the individual huts," Grey Alexander, Arts, 4, said. "I've given
up asking people to phone me,
it's better if they write me a letter," he said.
Sam Schumache, Law 1, ex-
olained that there were only six
phones available for the 441
students living in the camps.
"It's impossible to get calk out,"
he said.
Not only do the boys find it
difficult to makeoutgoing telephone calls, they also don't have
enough heat in their huts. "I
haven't got a tap on my radiator," Mike iegerich, Eng. 1, complained. "It's either too hot or
too cold all the time in the huts,"
he said.
"They turn the heat off in the
afternoons and at the weekends," Ted Carlson, Eng. 4, said.
The huts should be insulated,
he thought.
"The buildings aren't substantial," Sam Schumacher, Law 1,
said. "The wind comes whistling
through all the time," he commented bitterly.
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The difference between
Second Best. ..
... and Best is often the balance
in your Savings Account
Apply for your Passport
to Better Living at
your nearest Branch of the
Bank of Montreal
Your Campus Branch  in the
Administration  Building
Join   Sigma
Tau Chi Frat
Sigma Tau Chi, men's honor-
ary fraternity, has elected seven
new  members  to  its  ranks.
Those elected are: John McDonald, Sandy Ross, Ralph Hudson, Ben Trevino, Campbell
Robinson, Marc Bell, Gordon
The honorary fraternity was
founded more than 12 years ago
to honor men who have given
outstanding service to student
Present active members include Ron Longstaffe, Don Jr.
bour, Peter Grantham, Stanley
Beck, Bill Esselmont, Al Thackray, Robin Scott, Murray MacKenzie, Jim McDonald, Gerry
Hodge, and Don McCallum.
All students who have not
collected their Scholarships,
Bursaries, and Dominion
Provincial awards must call
at the Cashier's Wicket, Administration Building, immediately. All award s
must be picked up within a
week. Friday, November 16, 1958
Teachers Not Appreciated',
Complains Quebec Director
OTTAWA, Nov. 12 (BUP)—Lack of appreciation for the teaching profession is creating "A serious situation," Leon Lortie, director of extension at the University of Montreal,
said today.
"It is the more to be feared," he told the conference of Canadian Universities, "that the
expanding economy of Quebec is offering unprecedented opportunities to all who can help
to keep it at it's accelerated pace.
"When   our   universities   are
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getting tactics," is how one Liberal branded the $28 tax rebate
plan. He added that the British
Columbia Social Credit movement was 'a political foreign
"Vote against the rubbish, the!
rag," another raucous opposi-(
tion member stated, scorning the I
Others stated that taxation
should be balanced when it is
levied to avoid any expensive,
time - consuming re - payments.
They felt no assessment has ever
been made of the needs of British Columbians.
Three opposition parties took
advantage of the question period
at the opening of the session to
find out when a tunnel will be
built between Vancouver and
Nanaimo and when the Socreds
will be amending school text
This was the second Mock
Parliament of the term. CCF'ers
formed the offical opposition
while the Liberal, Conservative,
National Reform and Labor Pro-
gresive were the minority opposition  units.
finished, semi-finished or
custom or to pattern
• for the best response from
your speaker.
• to  house  valuable  equip
• to make it look as good as
it sounds.
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still far from being able to meet
the demands of industry and the
professions can we expect their
graduates to sacrifice all that is
offered to them for the problematic satisfaction of devoting
their talent and energy for the
advancement of the
"Unless  they  can  be assured i nance  the extra instruction.
of  an  equivalent  standing  and; BACKBONE
imperative to integrate the first
four years of the classical (University or College) course into
the public school system, "which
i.s under the jurisdiction of the
Catholic committee of the provincial council of public instruc-
fellow; tion."
He   said   school   taxes   levied
locally  or  regionally,   could  fi-
Faculty of Arts must become,
as it is elsewhere in Canada,
the backbone of university
teaching in Quebec."
"When through intelligent cooperation this state of affairs if
finally achieved," he said, "we
can see no reason why all grants
to higher education . . . and
wherever they may come from
. . . should not be shared on a
monetary recognition we must
look to the future with some
Lortie said a major reason for
this problem was that "still too
many bright young people are
prevented from securing the
education that would fit their
talents only because their parents cannot afford to send them
to appropriate schools."
He offered two solutions.
1. Give  them   through   scholarships, bursaries, or free loans
—according to their merits and
needs—the means to obtain this,
education. j
2. Make it posible at a mini-'
mum cost and with the least1
possible disruption or family-;
life, for the majority of young!
people who deserve it to gain;
the kind of instruction that best,
suits  their  particular aptitudes.
Of the latter solution,  Lortie
said:   "The  province  of Quebec;
is fortunate in having at its disposal  practically  all  that  it  requires to meet this need. !
"The classical colleges, and a
few  other  private   colleges  are.
the required answer if they are
provided with the proper equip-;
ment  and  suitable  grants."
Lortie predicted that the time
would   come  when   "It  will  be
strict pro-rata basis by all par-
Lortie also stressed the value j ticipating    institutions   just    as
of the Humanities in higher ed- j they   take   their   share   in  the
ucation and predicted that "the | education of Quebec's youth."
The 1956 Olympics at Cortina
— and —
Climbing and Glacier Skiing at Banff
Commentary by FRANZ GAEL, noted skier,
coach  of  1952   and   1956   Canadian
Olympic Teams
TODAY  12.30
2130 Western Parkway
Behind the Canadian Bank
of Commerce
University Boulevard
Phone  ALma  3980
MATZ and
Loutsch Tailors
same location
548 Howe St.        TA. 4715
Special Student Rates
Interesting careers are
available for dietitians in
the Food Services Branch
of the Royal Canadian
Air Force.
As well at openings for
the qualified dietitian,
present training plans
provide financial assis-
tance to university graduates while completing
RCAF-sponsorcd interne-
ships in either the hospital or commercial field.
You Are Invited
to consult with o
Specialist Food Services Officer
who will be visiting your campus
and Discussion.
Monday, November  19, 12:30 Hrs.
Home Economics 100
Personal Interviews may be arranged.
She can tell you the general requirement* for
entry, training plans and opportunities available
lo dietitians and dietetic students in the Food
Services Branch of the RCAF.
ftayal Canadian Air Farce PAGE SIX
Friday. November 16, 1953
J. J. Abromson
I. F. Hollenberg
Immediate Appointment
Vancouver Block
MA. 0928 MA. 2948
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has its own plan for tackling
the beastly problem of Russian aggression. Russians, they
argue, haven't been treated
decently since 1917 when the
front parlours of Europe were
closed to them. The secret of
civil defence success in Victoria will be the inviting of
Bulganin and Kruschev in for
tea when the wicket gets
B. Comm. - C. A.
Interested In Commerce?
In Chartered Accountancy?
You are invited to a meeting to be held next
WEDNESDAY for presentation of full details of
the programm whrby qualifications for BOTH
the Bachelor of Commerce degree and admission
to The Institute of Chartered Accountants of B;.C.,
may be obtained CONCURRENTLY.
This programme is of particular interest to
students now enrolled in their first year at U.B.C.
ot 12.35 p.m. in Arts 103
The Institute of Chartered Accountants of
British  Columbia
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Noise in the huts is really
rugged, according to the boys.
"The buildings should all be
soundproofed," Tom Birnie, Arts
4, said.
"Noise varies from hut to
Ihut," Vic Anderson, Arts 3,
pointed out. "It's better in the
huts with senior students," he
"Thereshould be more recreation and a playing area," Irv
Matheson, Commerce 2. said.
"They should fix the pool table,"
Ruby Morelli, Law 1, said.
"Tho plumbing doesn't always work and the washrooms
; are too crowded, especially in
the mornings," Bob Osborne,
Ag. 3, said. "The water closets
should be seperate from the
showers and there should be
more bathtubs," Chuck Goldie,
Eng. 4 said.
The boys felt that the fire
hazard was the worse aspect of \
Fort Camp life. "In case of fire
all personal property of each
and every student would be completely lost," Ken Browner, Law
1, and this year's Camp President, said.
He felt that the Housing Administration should have some
type of fire insurance that would
cover students' personal property. "Such an insurance scheme
could be paid for partly or completely by thc students," Browner said.
And suming it all up? 'Lots
of improvements could be made
| down  here  but  with  the  cur-
j rent  state  of  the  huts   it  just
! wouldn't be practical," Ted Carlson, Eng. 4, said.
"This place is just a whited
sepulchre," he snarled, referring to the fact that the huts
are only white washed on the
sides seen on Marine Drive.
by Dick Bibler
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Radsoc Airs News
Prepared By Pub
Ubyssey-sponsored daily newscast began Thursday  over
the facilities of the University Radio and Television Society.
These newscasts can be heard _
at 1:00 p.m.. and will contain a 10:30 Rainbow Seranade: 11:30
sumary of the latest campus and to be announced; 12:00 Music
local events. Reading the news- from Bond Street: 12:30 Relax a
casts will be former CBC an-1 Beat; 1:00 p.m. Ubyssey News;
nouncer Bill Ballentine. i 1:05 Relax a Beat; 1:30 Mano's
URS has also announced their | jazz; 2:30 Counter Point; 3:00
daily program schedule which to be announced; 3:30 Andy
will appear in the Ubssey daily.| Olah Show.
Following is Friday's list of pro
10:00 a.m.: To be announced;
URS now has the most complete news coverage in their sixteen year history. As well as the
Ubyssey newscast, URS features
Feed-back and editorial comment Jack Webster style every
You, too, can be the cosiest gal on two feet
without-shoes pair from EATONS ever-so-
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A. BREVITTS stroll the campus and
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town scene in all-rubber for sizes
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Typing and mimeographing—
Apex Typing Service. Mrs. P.
M. Gow. Moderate rates. Accurate work. 4456 West 10th
Avenue.   Phone AL. 3682.
Will the person who found
my navy blue ski parka, please
phone  Ron, at YO..  0663.
Large front room—one student, $6. a week; two students,
S8. a week. Car ride to 8:30
lectures. 2136 Yew St. (off 4th
W.) Tel. BA. 7153.
Room Si Board, very reasonable rates, transportation available. CH. 8815.
Room — Single    or    double.
(Men.) Non-smoker, non-drinker,
, terms to be arranged.  4453 W.
12 Ave.
Lost —• Parker 21 pen last
Friday. Phone Lou at DI. 8783.
Wanted — To buy one pair of
skiis for 6-ft. tall oersoti. Phone
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Shoes, Second Floor. Come in or Phone MA. 7112.
Your old double breasted suit
... to be made into a smart
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. ..GOING UP for a sure one, UBC hoopsters look for a
banner weekend. UBC Thunderbirds continue exhibition
schedule this Saturday with a Cloverdale Athletics Game
in War Memorial Gymnasium at 2 p.m. Jayvees will challenge Eilers at King Ed Gym, in the season's first Jayvee
League Game.
—Wilder Photo
First Game  Saturday
Jayvees Ready For
League Hoop Series
UBC Jayvee basketball coach Peter Mullins has some
surprises in store for clubs in the Vancouver and District
Senior "A" basketball league.
Although Jayvees hoopsters
absorbed a 5£-56 loss from Clo-
verleafs and a 45-44 loss from
C-Fun in exhibition games, Mullins stated his team is shaping
up very well.
With Wayne Drummond, Bob
Zalkowitz, Ken Winslade, Dave
Treleven and Ray Gailloux on
the starting lineup, Jayvees hope
to upset Eilers in the first league game of the season on Saturday night at King Ed gym.
Second string is composed of
Rem D'Andrea, K, Johnson. John
Bell, John McLean and Ron
Braves are also making their
mark on the Junior "A" league.
They won their third consecutive exhibition, came Tuesday
night by swamping Gibbs. 84-
Synchronized swimming enthusiasts have now begun active training at the Memorial
Pool, in preparation for competitions which begin after
December. All women on campus who intend to take part
should attend practices every
Thursday. 12:30-1:45 at the
Memorial Pool. Cars leave Women's Gym at 12:30 sharp.
*       *       *
The Varsity Archery team
has invited all males interested in archery competition to
attend future practices in the
Field House, Monday and
Wednesdays     4:30-5:30.     The
Bedraggled Birds Make
Another Stab Saturday
A bedraggled, but still determined covey   of UBC Thunderbird hoopsters are determined
to fly high from their home nest Saturday.
Women's Grass Hockey team
came through with a record
win in the Intercollegiate Grass
Hockey Conference at Pullman,
Washington, over the weekend.
The UBC crew remained un-
scored against throughout their
three conference matches, in
which they played Washington
and Oregon State Colleges, and
University  of Oregon.
UBC 5, Washington SlateO.
Colleen Kelly 2, Char Warren
1, Barb Hart 1, Ruth Orion 1.
UBC-8, Oregon State-0.
Ruth Orton 3, Char Warren 2,
Hilary Hale 1, Colleen Kelly
1, Betty Best 1.
UBC-3, University of Ore.-0.
Hilary Hale 1, Ruth Orton 2.
Still licking thir wounds from
an unsuccessful invasion of Port
Alberni last weekend, the 'Birds
hope to regain their winning
form in the friendly confines of
the War Memorial Gymnasium,
when Ihey meet Cloverdale Athletics.
The Senior City League game
will begin at 2 p.m.
In last weekend's two-game
skirmish, the Birds were beaten
both times by the hometown
Weakened by the lack of coach
Jack Pomfret—who is off to
Melbourne for the Olympics—
Birds dropped Friday night's
contest 64-49. In Saturday's
scrabbly, foul-infested contest,
'Birds took the 71?? ? into overtime before bowing 51-49.
In Pomfret's absence, coach-
of-all-frades Bobby Hindmarch
will asume coaching chores.
With five exhibition games under their belts, and Coach Hind-
march at the helm, 'Birds are
ready to give an indication of
what's in store for the coming
Ubyssey Sportswriters Still Needed;
Andy North Brock Basement Now!
Benefits include gay parties, an opportunity to work
for downtown papers, and all the used towels you can
carry home from War Memorial Gymnasium.
Sports staffers that qualify may be eligible for the
Ubyssey's training programme at the Vancouver Sun,
Where downtown sportswriters show Ubyssey staffers
the ropes.
Drop down to the Ubyssey's North Brock basement
headquarters any time. See Ken Wiebe, Sandy Ross or Ian
Week-end soccer action has
the 'Birds at home to Army and
Navy, Saturday at 2 p.m., while
on Sunday the Chiefs meet Bar-
ringtons at Kensington Park.
'Birds, who defeated Royal
Oaks and Richmond Legion last
week-end by scores of 2-1 and
3-1, could move into undisputed
possession of first place with a
win Saturday. Pilseners, presently in the lead by a slim one point,
are involved in cup ties this
week-end. Thus, a Varsity win
would move them one point up
on the Pils, and the 'Birds
would still have a game in hand.
Varsity will be in top condition for this match with the exception of Sivert Erickson, who
received a badly bruised hand
in last Monday's rugged game.
Chiefs will be out to continue
their winning ways this weekend, and Coach Ashdown, well-
pleased with last week's performance, predicts a win for his
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The Quivering
Finger Points
THE GOLDEN KAZOO: a novel by John G. Schneider, published by Rinehart 8c Company
Inc., N. Y.
At a time when the several
feet of intestine they dug out of
of President Eisenhower at
Walter Reed Hospital stands a
pretty fair chance of being
posed heroically and immortalized in bronze in the same
way that Jimmy Dean's death
mask has been, the appearance cf political satire can
only be regarded as salutary.
In fact, a political satire
that can lunacize the already
lunatic sway of American (I
might say North American)
public opinion is a heartening
indication that some men. at
least, can still point a quivering finger at the Little Man
and cry, as Mencken once did,
•'You are an uspcakable
boob!" and garner laughing
agreement for their pains.
Such a satire is The Golden
Kazoo, and it seems that such
a man is John G. Schneider,
its author.
The novel deals with the
American presidential campaign of 1960, when, Mr.
Schneider declares, the present trend of ballyhoo will
have ripened into full maturity, and both political parties
will place their campaign
management entirely in the
hands of advertising agencies.
Presidential candidates will
no longer write policy speech-
es, will no longer depend upon
whistle-stop campaigns, will
no longer need to concern
themselves with troublesome
Major Issues. All will be in
the finely manicured hands of
the Brooks-clad hucksters
from Madison Avenue.
"Sell", is precisely the
word. In the words of Blade
Reade, atl-exec. in charge of
the Republican party: "Don't
sell the welfare state, the free
enterprise system or whatever
screwball Utopias you've got
figured out for the USA.
Henry Clay Adams is your
product. He's a can of beer,
a squeeze tube of deodorant,
a can of dog food. Sell him."
Henry Clay Adams is the
GOP presidential candidate.
But he and his Democratic
counterpart, Jonas, play minor
roles in the novel. The heroes,
leaders, and molders of men in
the book are the admen, men
who Think Big and Think
New, whose philosophy is
The Gimmick, men who recognize the voting public for
the greedy, psychophantic
clods they are.
The man who thinks Biggest and Newest is Blade
Reade, and he is also the man
who eventually picks the right
gimmicks: Baby, and Ihe
Breadbasket. Baby is the biggest seller right behind Dogs
and Sex. Hit 'em witli Baby
and explain later But Mrs.
Admas is getting on; how, explains, Blade Reade, rest
asured. lias the answer:   "Sure-
BEAR-BAITING is the dangerous sport
lovely Patricia Dixson is indulging in, in
this suspenseful scene from Players' Club's
one-act drama "Thor, With Anyels." lla/el
(th.it'.-, t h e bear's n a m e) weighs 18 0 0
pounds, is ferocious, and delights in brutally   mauling  to  death   uncultured   students
who don't plan to attend the Fall Festival
of Plays. Tickets are on sale at AMS office, Western Music and the Players' Club
Greenroom. And if you've been wondering
what's behind the G'.'ocn Door. why. it's
lia/iil, i.t va.uise. all  1S00 pounds ol her.
— r.uiio   bv   Peter   Cravsmne
The ranks of UBC's Players
Club have been filled this year
by several fine new actors,
whos talents were well in evidence Thursday night in a program of plays.
Of the trio presented, Thornton Wilder's "Pullman Car
Hiawatha" was wisely chosen
as the audience warm-up. It
is a play which eloquently
presents Mr. Wilder's screwball, and often touching view
of life, and it's rapid-fire
changes in mood were handled
deftly by director Michael
Rothery. It was in this play
that we were firs; made aware
of the wealth of talented newcomers to campus acting. Many
had parts consisting of only
half-a-dozen lines, but handled
them so well that they were at
once recognizable as individuals and not merely spear-
carriers. Helen Zukowski and
Marilyn Meyers must be especially singled out for their
sensitive handling of parts
that would have been merely
embarrasing in the hands of
less capable ladles.
Of "In Waltz Time." by-
Philip Johnson, it is surely
understatement to observe that
it was thc poorest-written play
of the evening. Mr. Johnson
has the terrible vivacity tp
assume that the mere regard-
ence of the waltz as immoral
is issue enough to sustain an
audience's attention. Doris
Chilcott has accomplished the
superhuman task of making
the play fluid, and was helped
immeasurably in this task by
another estimable cast, of
whom Dianne Hill, as an eager-
to-be-deflowered-virgin, must
be awarded special praise.
Perhaps Christopher Fry's
slightest play, "Thor, With
Angels" was however beautifully staged by director John
Brockington, who also came
to have tightened up the script
somewhat. The cast was at
times oyerwhelmed by Mr.
Fry's vagaries, but bore up
well for the most part. Singularly, the quavering comedy
of Arthur Marghet and Geoff
Elliott's contageous passion remain in our memory. Generally, Fry . . . did.
ly you know about pseudo-
pregnancy, things like that" I
thought every fifteen-year-old
girl knew about psuedo-preg-
nancy. Happens all the time."
Baby, as things turn out,
sweeps the Republicans into
power. Baby is the Golden Kazoo, ". . .a real, honestto-
od Lowest Common Demonin-
nator." Relentless as a Dow
Jones report, riotous as an
Olsen and Johnson Blackout,
the book sprints to its conclusion. It renders imposible any
apostasy from the Adman's
Aphoristic Absolute: "There
ain't any high-brow in lowbrows, but there's some lowbrow in everybody."
I'd like to say that I enjoyed the film version of the
controversial play 'Tea and
Sympathy', but as I can't without indulging in the grossest
prevarication, (not that I'm
above such sport when the occasion warrants it) so I hereby advance the theory that
the movie we recently saw-
was a fake, compounded of
all the film cuttings from the
authentic item (which is even
now incarcerated in the MGM
vaults in Culver City) and presented to gullible, slobbering
exhibitors all across the land
by lecherous, slobbering Louis
B. Mayer as the initial stage
of a monstrous plot to conquer and enslave the earth.
How else may we explain
this grotesque, farcial ballet,
which could only be related to
the play if we accept as plausible the play's having an untimely sexual encounter with
'Boy's Town' in a dim back
corner of the Metro lot'.' "Whatever the dark truth of its origin, it emerges as a vague,
sloppy and irresponsible travesty of the Broadway Wt
Since Deborah and John Ker"
played together Mi long on c  e
stage one might suppose
they'd know their goddam
lines, and be able to give seme
consideration to such details
as expression and feeling. Not
so. Miss Kerr is pallid and
fluttery and Mr. Kerr's dopey-
hero suggests, rather than effeminacy, an affinity for
'horse', or perhaps a perpetual
Their final scene together,
played in a setting of flagrant
artificiality, is conducted with
the ritualistic solemnity of an
initiation into the Royal Order
of Moose. And, in view of
their own feckless efforts, the
unflagging competence of
actors Leif Erikson and Edward Andrews in supporting
roles surely be a source of considerable embarrassment to
However, if this movie is
dreadful, there is still hope for
the cheesed-off cinemudict -
producer-director Pandro S.
Berman is rumored to be held
incommunicado in an asylum
tor sex deviates in Pawnee,
Oklnh ma. as a direct, result
of ;, recent Louis Ii 'Mayor
aiT;,a.    1 U)>annas!
— IMike  Matthews
For the noon-hour recital
last Wednesday in the current series of Beethoven's piano sonatas, Robert Rogers, a
4th year music student, performed sonatas number 1 and
3. In the first sonata, Mr.
Rogers' interpretation was
lyrical and refined, and in the
third, more robust. His playing of Beethoven is characterized by a sound understanding of the composers intentions
in each sonata.
H i s techniaue is always
.sure, even brilliant, and his
clear, intelligent phrasing is a
pleasure to hear. When
thoughtful attention is paid
to Beethoven's fondness for
sudden forte and piano passages and to his short, playful
phrases as well as his sustained slow movements, the result
is a dynamic and electrifying
interpretation—as Mr. Rogers
The two encores, an Intermezzo by Brahms and a fhnrt
rhythmical piece by Copland
were also well-played and well
received by a capacity audience.
Tonight and to tri o r r o vv
Players' Club present three
one-act plays: Thornton Wilder's "Pullman Car Hiawatha," Phillip Johnston's 'In
Waltz Time" and Christopher
Frys "Thor, With Angels."
Curtain time 8:30. Tickets at
the Green Room and at the
Concert: Rev de la Torre in
the auditorium today at noon.
Classical guitarist.
Fine Arts Gallery Exhibitions: Young B.C. painters,
also paintings by Ronald Balden.
Benny Goodman: next week
at the Georgia Auditorium.
Headbury Oligarch: on the
effect of Dynnesian Existent-
ialim on modern atypical fran-
Fine Arts Gallery, University  of British   Columbia.
Programme for November-
December 1956.
November 13-December 16.
A selection of colour woodcuts from 19 different countries, collected by the Victoria
and Albert Museum London,
and circulated in Canada by
the National Gallery. Of the
in the exhibition, three are
from Vancouver—Bruno Bo-
bak, Alastair Bell and Peter
The Critics Page appears from
time to time as a special Ubyssey
feature. Contributions for the
page are welcomed in the realm
of Art. Music and Drama
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