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VOL. XL.
48
VANCOUVER, B.C., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1957
No. 211
Quarter Million Donated  For   Housing
MB. J. G. ROBSONVesents President Norman McKenzie
of men's residences while Chancellor A. E. Grauer looks on.
with a cheque for $250,000 to be used in the construction
—photo by John McGinnis
Parliament Opening To
Feature  Full  Ceremony
AMS At
A Glance
Students' Council Monday
night heard Grant MacDon-
ald, Homecoming Chairman,
admit that there had been
gate-crashing and ballot-stuffing at the Saturday dance.
Doth occurred when too
many students jammed into
the dances and around the
ballot boxes, MacDonald said.
lie also stated that the Pep
Meet had not been intended
as a Free event, but lhat enthusiasm over the Delta Rhythm Boys' performance there
might warrant a second show,
which would require admission  tickets.
UBC Exceeds
Chest Quota
University   nf   J>,.  ('.   facility,
.students and sialf conlributod
$K,l!*i).!):> In the Red Feather
campaign. UUC accountant William White announced today,
exceed!:).; their quota ol'
$7,40!!.till hy  $',?()!). IS).
Breakdown ol' figures .shows
lhat 24~> members ol' ihe faculty
contributed $7,<)!),'}.(j4, outside
employees gave Sat) and contributions Iroin coin boxes and
other sources amounted lo
$'.\'A.3f>. A whirlwind noonhour
campaign b\ Family of Com
merce sludenis netted  $ 1000.
C. \\. Brookbank, district
chairman of Ihe Red Feather
campaign, received a cheque
from Ihe l'iii\ m.ml y and ese
pre ;ed hi. Immlm for ihe effort
made hy ..ludenl-:, |.mnll\ and
einplov ei  ■:
For the first  time in history, UBC students will  wit ursine full pomp and ceremony of the opening of Parliament on
ihe campus.
Tomorrow noon in the, Brock Lounge, 75 members shall
assemble to make up the parliament as determined by the
recent campus election,
The Conservatives will form
the government with 29 members. Prime Minister is Law
student, Brian Smith.
Liberals will form Her Majesty's loyal opposition with
Law student John MacKay, their
leader.
First step in the ceremony will
be the formality of electing a
speaker, who by the Constitution of Parliamentary Council
must be the Council's president.
After his nomination, Speaker
.lack Giles, will be dragged to
his chair by the Prime Minister
and the Leader of the Opposition.
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS
When the speaker is sealed
the Sorgeant-at-Arms, David
Painter, shall place the mace in
position. Three loud knocks will
then be heard at the door of
the lounge, the door shall be
opened and then slammed in the
fate of Black Rod.
Again there will be three raps
and    ibis    time   the   Gentleman
Usher of the  Black  Rod, Sandy
Mood, shall be admitted.
HOUSE  ATTEND
Adv.inriiK', towards the dais,
he shall announce lhat the Governor General desires the House
to attend him. Upon hearing this
Ihe Prime Minister and the
Speaker shall leave, only to reenter accompanied by Ihe Gov
ernor General, AMS l'residenl
Ben Trevino.
Trevino, in a dress uniform
of a scarlel tunic sword, and
plumed hat, will he fallowed by
10 representatives of thc three
.services, also in dress uniform,
and nine Justices of the Shi
prenic Ciuirl in red and Idaek
robes
haw
'   Justices   will
( lelepmadiiate
be   led   by
Pre.hdelll.
Mike Puhacft, who is Chief Jus
tice.
After Trevino has read the
Speech from the Throne, he shall
leave the hall debate on
the speech will commence, and |
parliament will be in session.
COMMENTS' j
Parliamentary Council Prnsi-
dent, Jack Giles, commenting
on the opening said:
"Our intention is to provide
the students with a first hand
giimpso of the pomp and circutn- j
stances of a Parliament opening !
as well a.s providing experience |
in Parliamentary procedure and I
debate." j
The Minister of National Bev-:
enue,   Desmond   Fitzgerald,   declared   that  the  entire  perform- '
ance   should   prove   quite   spectacular.
STUDENTS VOTE ON
FEE INCREASE TODAY
Sludents will vote today
on a proposal lo assess
themselves a five dollar fee
increase for three years lo
be earmarked for Ihe De- j
veloptnenl Fund.
Polling booths will bo sit- i
uated in Ihe Brock, Quad, j
Library, Biological Sciences [
Building, Wesbrook, and ut
the bus stop. Voting will j
lake place between 10 a.m. |
and four p.m. i
The referendum reads in
pari, "Be it resolved lhat
Ihe AMS pledge $5 per
student per year for lhree
years only to Ihe UBC development fund . . . unlors
the student body vole by
referendum to continue that
levy," (after the three year
period).
GAMBRILL WRITES OF
JUNGLE FROM INSIDE
Today Tony Asquilh Gambrill spcaka from the heart of
the Oregon jungle lo U.B.C.
readers.
The first in a series of
world-wide reports from our
Ubyssey foreign correspondent appears on page three.
The series, inspired by
Gambrill's deportation, is a
departure from the usual
lravcl report.
Al no lime will Mr. Gambrill kiss Elvis Presley or file
a story on the stale of Russian fashion.
Saucer Ride
Claimed By
Technician
An American Rocket technician claimed Tuesday to have
ridden   in a  flying saucer.   ,
Mr. Daniel Fry, from El
Monte, California, gave an account of his trip in a flying
saucer to members of the Var-
sily  Flying  Saucer Club.
lie staled that his journey
look   place  ou  July  4,   IDijO.
According to 'Fry, the ride
covered the 4,000 miles from
California to New York, return
in  MO minutes.
lniriu.i; the flight, the saucer-
men communicated with him
'.hnuigh a speaker. Al no time
did he see the inhabitants of
the   craft.
From Hie conversation, Fry
learned that the saucermen had
once been inhabitants of this
planet.
According lo Fry, the saucer-
men were driven from an advanced civili/aliim on earth because of increased radio-activity
of   the   atmosphere.
The Varsity Flying Saucer
L'hih has a tape recording of
l''r\ s speech, ami will arrange
a |>la> back if em ni",h sIndents
are  interested.
Generous Gift Given
For Men's Residences
The university today announced a gift of 81150,000  to it'
Development Fund campaign which will open shortly.
The  donor  i.s  J.   G.   Robson,  retired   active   nuuuuyr   oi
Timberland Lumber Co. Ltd., New Westminster.
Thc contribution has been ear- • •■•
'Twccn Classes
marked for men's residences on
campus. It will permit an early
start on the first unit of accommodation for 800 students.
"I would like to help out-of-
town students who now have difficulty finding adequate accommodation," Mr. Robson declared.
PRESSING NEED
"I understand that the students
have declared housing to be their
most pressing need. They should
have comfortable quarters in a
favorable environment on the
campus, and I am happy to be
able to help towards that objective."
President MacKenzie commented that matching grants
from the provincial government
and the Canada Council should
within the next year enable construction to be started on four
units housing 100 men each.
"We hope that Mr. Robson
will allow his naem to be associated with one of the student
residences," he added.
GENEROSITY
Mr. Robson has been active
in community affairs for years
and many Royal City charities
have benefitted from his generosity. He served as a member
of the Park Board for many
years and has been a director
of the YMCA.
University leaders expressed
delight with  Mr,  Robson's gift.
"His wish to assist students
in their housing problem is typical of his consideration for
others," said Dr. A. E. Grauer,
chancellor.
INSPIRING
"This is an inspiring start for
our campaign," noted Paul E.
Cooper, general chairman of the
UBC Development Fund cam
paign.
Students will vote today on a
proposal to assess themselves an
extra $5 a year fee increase for
three years, as a contribution to
the Development Fund.
RESIDENCES
They are already contributing
$300,000 toward the cost of the
Brock extension. This new assess
ment of $150,000 will be for
residences,
A portion of the referendum
to be voted on is as follows:
"BE IT RESOLVED that the
A.MS pledge $5 per student per
year for three years only to the
UBC Development Fund . . .
unless the student body vote by
referendum to continue that
levy."
Matched with provincial and
federal funds $450,000 will be
created for housing. This, with
Mr. Robson's gift when matched
will give UBC $1,200,000 for
residential construction.
DELTA RHYTHM BOYS
RETURN TO CAMPUS
The Homecoming Committee announced today lhal due
lo numerous requests thoy
have engaged the Delta Rhythm Boys to sing, Friday noon
in the Auditorium.
The quartet, which sang at
lho Homecoming Pep Meet
last Thursday and at the
Homecoming Dance Saturday
night is now playing at the
Cave Supper Club.
There will only be a limited
number of tickets available
for the concert, which will
also feature professional accompaniment.
Tickets are 35c and will go
on sale today in AMS office.
Donation
Surprises
Students
"How do you feel about the
$250,000 donation by J. CI. Robson being eaiinai l.i d fi r men's
residences? Will it have an ef-
lect on the referendum vote
today?"
This reporter found a delightedly surprised response to the
news of Mr. Robson's donation.
Students agreed overwhelmingly that the donor has a right to
label his gift for whatever cause
he may see fit to support.
"We should be fussy!" fourth
year artsman John Purdy exclaimed, "We need a lew more
men like him." "Earmarking it
will give more personal satisfaction to the donor," suggested
another Artsman. "Why not? -
it's all in the same spot," commented Law student, John Helliwell.
Will it effect the voting today?
Students seemed to think it
wouldn't, or shouldn't. Engineers Bob Auld and Peter Bell
replied that "Anyone who i.s
going to vole has decided which
way he is going to vote already."
Pat Bush and John Helliwell
agreed that "it is not a big enough sum to effect voting." "If
one man can donate a quarter
of a million then one student
can certainly donate five dollars," stated Commercenian Jim
Baker.
"This .should increase interest
in the building fund and should
influence the vote of out-of-
town men," commented John
Purdy and Sunny Sundquist.
Purdy added finally, "All buildings up until now have been
student sponsored; there is no
reason why we should stop
now."
Auditions Tonight
For 'Madam' Leads
WEDNESDAY
MUSSOC -- Lead auditions
for "Call Me Madam" will be
held toni'a.ht al 7 p m. in the
Brock Slaj.eroom. Anyone inter-
> ::t"d in non-singing and .singing
parts are welcome.
■k        -k        -k
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Organization -- Regular testimony
meeting; at 12 30 today in Phy-
sies .'{110.
* k k
CCF -•- Caucus of CCF members in Mock Parliament and
parliament assistants meet in
Arts iO.'i today at 12.30.
* *        *
DANCE   CLUB   —   Ballroom
dancing today al 12.30 in Brock
Extension.
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HAMSOC — Informal discussion on radio transmitter and
receiver theory today at 12.30 in
Physics 303.
* *       *
GERMAN  CLUB  —  Meeting
tonight at 8 p.m. in the International House. Films "Glimpses on Pictiu'csquo Germany"
and "Romantic German Towns".
All interested are welcome.
* *       *
VOC  — General  meeting  today at 12.20 in Biology 100.
•a-       *       -k
JAZZSOC — There will be
noon-hour record sessions all
this week in the club room, hut
B-2. The Club's newly purchased LP's will be played.
* *       *
UBC   VOLLEYBALL   TEAM
— Practice time changed to
fi lo 7.30 p.m. instead of usual
7.30 to !) p.m. Came next Wednesday.
* *       *
SCM -- Today at 12.30 in 312
Auditorium Huilding, "The Bible
From Within" by Canon Wat-
ney. Al 3.30, Mr. K. J. Charles
from India will speak on "Hinduism and the Rise of Capitalism."
* * *
SPECIAL EVENTS — Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
will appear on campus Thursday at 12.30 in the Auditorium.
Admission 50 cents.
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THE    UBYSSEY
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Thank You, Mr. Robson
How does a university say "thank you"
to a man who gives $250,000 to its building
campaign, and earmarks the money for the
project closest to the students' interests.
We can try to imagine what that money
can do: materially it will make possible an
early start on the men's dormitories.
We can appreciate Mr. Robson's interest in the students as shown in his observation that housing appears to be our "most
crushing need." This observation was made
on the basis of the current referendum proposal that student donations be earmarked
for housing.
We can feel proud that, whether or
not the referendum passes, the publicity
given students willing to give still more to
the university has been beneficial.
We can note that Mr. Robson's gift is
an encouragement to students as well as to
downtown and provincial donors. It does
not mean that there is no longer any point
in assessing ourselves another $5 each year
for the next three.
If the point was publicity, it still is.
The publicity value of voluntary self-assessment through referendum will be enhanced
rather khan depleted by this donation.
Mr. Robson's gift and his expressed
interest in the students' wishes will make
the university's needs even more prominent
than they now are. And it will point out
even more sharply the students' interest in
their university.
If another point was that students want
to give and can give more effectively as a
collective unit through fee-increases, it is
still valid.
Finally we can congratulate Mr. Robson
on his timing. No better encouragement
could have occured than a sizeable donation
for the students' pet project at the kickoff
of the university's development campaign.
Thank-you Mr. Robson.
The American Way Of Life
Showing Improvement
The American Way of Life was upheld
by a capacity audience Thursday at the
Debating Union Discussion. It was upheld
as being of "further use" to us because it
represents, however misapplied, democracy.
But the speakers from the floor displayed a healthy skepticism of American
and Canadian propaganda, advertising, free
enterprise, political institutions and candidates, the educational system, ungrounded
fear and goal-less faith.
These too are a part of the American
Way of Life.
*
*
The inquiring, skeptical and idealistic
thoughts displayed at the Debating Union
discussion may be an indication of a subtle
change quietly coming over UBC. Students
there appeared to be genuinely concerned
over the results of the American Way of
Life, its emphasis on unchannelled activity,
its disregard for the truly-liberal education,
its dislike for the scholarly, its misdirected
hero worship. This debate, and other events
of its nature suggest that students are beginning to take their education seriously,
even when it means bucking the American
ideology permeating society and motivating
the generation that is now in command.
Other symptoms of the re-newed urge
to learn are springing up in the most unlikely places: over coj'fee in the Brock, at
loud parties in suburban homes, in Frat
houses, at club meetings, in this newspaper,
and, most  unusual,  in the lecture  rooms.
Professors are being questioned and
challenged during hourly trials in the Arts
Building. A rhetorical question from a lecturer is leading to controversies between
class members in the crowded classrooms
that just last year provided atmosphere only
for sleep.    ,
The Engineers are taking part in campus activity with an altogether different
outlook, one of providing keen wit and
clever humor rather than Bob Hope-ish
slapstickism.
Despite the outraged cry of a Students'
Council member that the newspaper "ia
too intellectual for a University," students
are beginning to contribute freely their
thoughts and philosophies of the moment,
unafraid of ridicule and with an appreciation for alternate views.
- Clubs, once the mecca for pseudo-
scholars intent on learning a trade and saying they learned it at university, are losing
ground. Extra-curricular activity i.s taking
its place as a recreational outlet rather than
as a substitute  for academic  learning.
Tho Frosh Orientation program i.s being
crilici/cd  ;is  placitm,  too  little; emphasis  on
the academic side of university. Various
philosophies of education are being scrutinized. The scholar is slowly beginning to feel
wanted, and he can wear his second-coming-
beard without fear of being ostracized.
Perhaps the reason for this subtle
change lies solely in the idealism so prevalent among the post-war generation. Perhaps they feel that the graduates of the
last decade and the last year have not
contributed much that is beneficial to society with their superficial education. Perhaps they wish to change the structure
and/or philosophy of society and realize
that a change can be made only by a genuinely educated generation.
Perhaps it lies in a fear that despite
our president's desire to give educational
opportunities to all, non-productive students
will be dropped when the population desiring education becomes too great for 4he
number cf educators and facilities available.
Perhaps it lies in the impetus offered by
piopaganda regarding Russia's system of
education, or in the fear of war with a
country so full of scientists who allegedly
r.ot only study chemical formulas but also
literature and the social sciences.
Perhaps it lies in a recognition that
the holding of a degree is no longer a
distinction. To gain distinction, today's students will have to do far more than their
predecessors; will have to show more for
their four years at college than just a degree.
Perhaps it lies in a disgust for the rat-
race that is now introduced so early in life,
and a desire to get out of it. The only out-
road may appear to be that of the academic
life.
It may lie in the fear of an economic
slump. Perhaps the unemployment scene
of the moment is disturbing. Or, conversely
it may lie in the absence of economic problems and the financial freedom to learn for
the sake of learning.
Perhaps it is a complex of reasons including these and more.
Whatever the reasons, we hope it is
more than a passing phase. We are glad
there are inquiring minds which, while
wishing to maintain a democratic structure,
question many aspects of our "way of life."
We are glad there are idealists who wish
to change that way of life, and who study
the thoughts and utterances that produced
it in their efforts to carve out new
ideologies.
We are glad too, that the Debating
Union has met the new challenge and is
providing an outlet for the thoughts and
utterances which may well produce new
ideologies and a changed "American Way
of Life."
IS OUR EDUCATION UP TO PAR?
Part III - by Robert C S. Graham, Law I -  Collaborator To Gus Kroll
The purpose of any school
system, it seems to me, is to
give a student a comprehensive basic education to enable
him to carry on his studies at
a university if he wishes, or to
enable him to become a useful
member of society when he
leaves high school.
Probably most freshmen
have heard their University
professors complain, at one
time or another, that freshmen
are not properly prepared to
enter University.
Without such observation we
can all readily see that those
who do not choose to carry on
their studies at University are
even less prepared to enter the
community as a USEFUL member of the society. The High
School graduate no sooner
graduates than he has to begin
learning a trade or some other
occupation that he wishes to
follow. There is a gap of at
least a year or more before this
product of educational system
even begins to contribute to
the economic welfare of our
country. It is obvious that our
education system in the public
schools is ftot adequately performing the functions it should.
Can this problem be solved?
At the present time, the student has the choice of following two general courses. He
may take the High School graduation (General Program) or
the High School graduation
(University Program). The
latter program enables the
student to enter university.
Both of the programs are not
doing the job they should.
It is proposed that all students from Grades 1 to 5 follow the present curriculum,
and Grades 6 to 9 should take
a basic course of the following subjects: Mathematics, English, a foreign language, Social Studies, General Science,
a study of the Arts (music and
art) and Sports.
This basic course should
have covered up to the equivalent of the present Grade eleven. At this point, those students who are unable to carry
on in the academic field, should
enter trade schools and continue their education for an ad
ditional four years studying a
particular vocation such as
auto mechanics, or secretarial
work.
After the four years are
completed the graduate should
be able to actively practice his
chosen vocation. The trade
school program should take
the place of the apprentice period now served for many
trades. Labor Unions, of
course would closely work
with the educational authorities.
The student who is able,
should carry on with his academic studies from Grade IX
to Grade XII, ending up with
the equivalent of the Second
Year University course.
These four years should be
a continuance of a General
course in preparation for specialization when the student
enters University.
Each student in this program
should have a sound grounding in English, two foreign
languages, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, history, geography, economics
and sports. It is hoped that
the majority of these students
will continue their studies at
University and that they will
be adequately prepared and
able to cope with the University courses.
Students who make a wrong
choice in selecting one of the
programs should be able to
transfer to the alternate program if they are able to meet
the requirements. All students with the ability should
be encouraged to follow the
University program.
If there il a definite separation of goals from grade nine
with a concentrated program,
we will get away from the
watered down education we
have in our schools at the present time. As it is now, we
make a half-hearted attempt
to satisfy both goals and end
up with a mediocre result. We
have neither competent trades
people nor students properly
prepared for higher education.
It is also proposed that
Clause 5 of the Rules and Regulations of the Manual of
School Law be removed.
LETTERS to the EDITOR
Proofreaders
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
I would like to voice a complaint against the proofreaders
on the staff of The Ubyssey.
Recently I have noticed a
growing number of typographical errors in your newspaper. There have been lines
omitted and paragraphs ' misplaced. For example, when
the Treasurer's report was published, I noticed that it did not
balance, until I added it. Today however, I noticed the
worst mistake yet! The headlines of the paper were above
the wrong columns.
May I suggest that you hire
new proof-readers?
DISGUSTED,
Arts   II
Dear Disgusted: — You're
hired! Please report for duty
from 10 p.m. lo 2 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Of course there is no
pay for the job, but if you are
so disgusted you no doubt have
such a love for Alma Mammy
that you are willing to work
these hours gratis.—The Editor
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Views Wanted
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
In the Vancouver Sun, dated
Nov. 4th, I found the third
page full of views regarding
the protest made against the
Russians for their "barbarious"
action in sending a poor dog
in a satellite.
The whole world knows that
rats, rabbits and monkeys are
subjected to various treatments
in scientific research so that a
higher form of life — the
human beings — can live happily ever after.
But why this sudden cry
in just another one of these researchers. While this is happening, nearly 5,000 Japanese
students are supposed to have
marches to protest against the
continuation of nuclear explosion which would endanger
the whole nation however
"clean and pure," they may be.
1 shall be very happy to receive
some views on this matter from
the educated group that comprise this university.
K. CHANDA,
Dept.  of Chem. Eng.
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Remarkably Dull
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
You seem to think the students on campus are remarkably dull in not spotting the
absurdness of Chadism. But is
Chad really so absurd?
For centuries man has been
doodling with whatever was
handy — sticks, charcoal, pencils, pens. Why not with
Chad? It is time the Art of
Doodling got some public recognition.
Just think of the beautiful
soul-illuminating scrolls, loops
and squiggles that could be
colored in delicate pastel tints
and sold in the Caf.
I am looking forward to the
day when students in that center of intellectual life can be
seen, not scrawling with blunt
pencils on dirty napkins, but
blowing pretty bits of Chad
into dainty patterns on the
table tops.
Most sincerely,
BEVERLEY GREEN,
Arts II.
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Errors
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
I should like to correct an
error made in the printing of
my article under "What This
Campus Needs" in the Nov. 7th
Ubyssey.
In the third paragraph I
wrote that ". . . the motivation
in selling a University education is no longer the direct one
of satisfying a thirst for knowledge, but the indirect one of
satisfying a desire to meet certain social and economic standards."
As this point has an important bearing on the meaning of
the article I would appreciate
your publishing the correction.
Yours very truly,
JOHN    BUTTERFIELD
Clause 5 states that no formal homework shall be assigned to pupils in Grades I to
III inclusive; not more than
one half-hour daily shall be
assigned to pupils of Grades IV
to VI inclusive; not more than
one hour daily to pupils of
Grades VII to IX inclusive;
and not more than two hours
daily to pupils of Grades X
to XII inclusive.
While our Manual of School
Law prohibits teachers to assign more than two hours of
homework daily to a pupil in
Grades X to XII, students in
Germany at the same level in
high school are doing three to
four hours homework daily.
In Russia the same situation
exists as in Germany.
To the majority of High
School students in B.C., the
curriculum offers no challenge
whatsoever. No wonder it
takes the freshman time to
adjust to University! He has
never had to do any work in
High School. In Germany all
school pupils go to school six
days a week.
Students who display an
ability to cope with a course
adequately should be allowed
to advance on to a higher
grade.    At all times students
should be encouraged to work
to the limit of their abilities.
It is admitted that the distribution of population in our
Province makes it difficult for
sparsely populated areas to offer the variety of courses available in the urban areas.
In some cases it may even be
necessary for some students to
move to urban areas where the
proper facilities are available.
Many students are doing this
at the present time in order to
attend schools which offer senior matriculation. There is
no reason why they cannot do
the same thing in order to attend high school and trade
schools.
The time has come for us to
honestly appraise our High
School education. The present
results are far from satisfactory. Our graduates from
High School are neither properly prepared to enter University or to earn a living and contribute to the Community
should they decide not to go on
to University. "She only sound
solution is to initiate a more
concentrated school program
and actively concentrate on
turning out a graduate equipped to carry on the vocation
which he chooses.
— (to be continued)
Attractive Careers
IN
FEDERAL PUBLIC SERVICE
Customs Excise Headquarters Trainees
Economists and Statisticians
Finance Officers
Personnel Officers
Junior Administrative
Officers
FOR
Foreign Service Officers for
Citizenship and Immigration, External Affairs and
Trade and Commerce.
Trade and Commerce
Officers
These posts offer interesting work, numerous
opportunities for advancement and generous
fringe benefits.
Storting Salaries from $4200 to $4560
Under-graduates in their final year of study are invited
to apply but appointment will be subject to graduation.
Students from all faculties are eligible to compete.
Written Examination,
Saturday, November 23
Details regarding the examination, application forms
and descriptive folders now available from
UNIVERSITY PLACEMENT OFFICE
Hut M-7
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THE       UBYSSEY
Page 3
Hither And  Yawn
By TONY GAMBRILL
University ol' Oregon,  Lugenc,  Oregon
The era of the do-il-joui'sell' education has arrived
at Oregon as it has at many other North American universities. It is a ''do-it-yuurseli ' approach because ot the mood
and method that lie^ behind the process of higher learning today.
In a very broad sense, building a boat by the do-it-your-
. self method provides a parallel; prefabricated materials and
easy instructions enable the average person to construct a
simple craft and at the same time have fun doing it.
This do-it-yourself aspect of advanced education has come
about as the result of the democratization of the university,
The need for university-trained personnel in all phases of life
in North America has finally forcec that uncompromising
judge, the Average North American, to "accept" the graduate.
Mind you, the college graduate has not yet attained the respectability of the gas pump attendant or major league shortstop.
At  thc  same  time,   this  development  has  pretty   well
doomed the bachelor of arts or commerce degree to extinction
from the standpoint of academic worth.
BASIC CONCEPT
Basically, the concept of what makes up a university
education has changed. To accommodate the greater numbers that have to be admitted into university (simply because
of modern social pressures), definite changes have come
about. The graduate is no longer only a well-educated person
but is supposed to be properly integrated and successfully adjusted.
To bring this about, such institutions aS the Greek Letter
Society, the club for extra-curricula activity and the commercially-operated athletic program, to name just three, were
spawned. As a result the ranks of college graduates are
swelled with people whose outstanding achievement at university was leading the pep club or organizing homecoming
or playing second-string quarterback.
DECREASED EMPHASIS
The decrease in emphasis on the academic has to be
blamed in part, I feel, on the increase in specialization at a
lower level each year. And specialization is necessary when
lecture time is not available. This is a major contributor to
denying undergraduates a broad, and often adequate, education.
Over-size classes, shortage of staff and low university
entrance requirements have forced the teaching staff Into a
difficult position. A position where they must teach on a
mediocre level in order that they are able to pass more than
half their students. One safe way this can be accomplished
— and many do it — is to lecture from an objective approach
and give examinations from the same angle.
Do-it-yourself-ism in higher education is without a doubt
threatening the integrity of the North American University.
What should be done about it? Should two types of universities be set up — one for those who are vitally concerned with
becoming well-educated and one for those who seek to become
well-integrated? Perhaps an undergraduate education should
be considered an end rather than a means, which would anyway give graduate studies greater significance.
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during intermission at Homecoming Football game, Saturday afternoon.
Active Homecoming Weekend
Welcome Break For Students
AMS President, Ben Trevino, crowned Fort Camps' Doreen
Serwa, Homecoming Queen. Saturday night.
Her attractive princesses, Tani
Camipbell (Arts), and Naomi
Walsh (Engineering), watched
the scene which climaxed a
happy and busy weekend for
2,200 students and grads.
The excitement started Saturday morning when the 36-float,
three-band parade rolled noisily
past a small, enthusiastic downtown crowd.
Grant MacDonald, Homecoming Chairman, called the parade
"the best ever," and gave first
prize to "creative" Chinese Varsity for their dragon on wheels.
Second place went to a shivering ATO for a portrayal of outdoor lectures in '65. Pharmacy,
last year's winners, were third.
A bucking, beam-riding Aggie
led his float to a hilarious fourth.
Fifth and sixth places went to
Zete's paper PGE and Beta's big
float, both of which poked fun
at thc Social Credit government.
The winning floats reappeared
at the football game, lost by our
Birds 36-13, but thoroughly enjoyed by the spectators.
The uncrowded dances at
Brock, the Field House, and the
Armouries    Saturday    evening
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The honor guests, the Class
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THE     UBYSSEY
Wednesday, November 13, 1957
Birds Bow
To Suet
Plus Skill
BARRY  STEWART
Reid Mitchell, a 1948 graduate, relieved old collegiate
memories as he led UBC grads
Friday night to a thrilling last
half 51-50 victory over Jack
Pomfret's Thunderbird basket-
hall team.
A whirling driving lay-up by
Mitchell with less than 30 seconds to go checked a determined
'Bird comeback. The score was
40-48 in favor of the grads and
the goal supplied the grads with
the points they needed to record
their  triumph.
GRADS TAKE LEAD
After Paul Plant's hoopsters
had built a quick 4-0 lead on
baskets by Yorke and Robertson, the Birds hit the scoring
column on a free throw by John
McLean and a jumper by Ed
Peterson. The Grnds slowly
pulled away from the Birds am
led 14-5 at the quarter on baskets by Munro, Webber, McLeod and Forsyth. But, midway through the second quarter,
Dave Dumaresq hit three whirling layups to keep the Birds in
contention.
With four minutes left in the
first half, Birds had whittled
the Grads' lead down to 20-20,
but three members of the 1940
"Wonder Team", Franklin, Webber and Robertson hit baskets
to give the Grads a 10-point
bulge. This lead was cut down
on baskets by Ron D'Andrea
and Bob Zalkowitz. The Grads
left the floor at intermission
ahead, 30-25.
After scoring only three
points in the initial half, Norris
Mlartin, went to work in earnest
Norris hit for 12 points on a
variety of shots. Martin's point
efforts continually matched the
Grads scoring.
GAME CLOSE
With less than two minutes
remaining in the fourth quarter,
Martin swished in two foul shots
to cut the Grads' lead to 49-46.
Spark plug guard, Ed Wilde,
shipped in with a 12-foot jum
per, to put more pressure on ;
tiring Grad team with 32 sec
onds remaining.
This set the stage for Reid
Mitchell's final points on a long
pass from Sandy Robertson.
Mitchell relieved some of the
Bird pressure by hitting the basket on a lay-up to give the Grads
a 51-48 lead. Lyle Levy gave
fans brief hope of a last second
win by tipping in a basket with
1G seconds left. With seconds
remaining, both Martin and
Levy missed tying and winning
foul shots.
Ice Squad
In Top Spot
The Thunderbird ice hockey
team: remains in top spot of the
New Westminster Hockey League after two decisive wans last
week. On Tuesday night at the
Forum the Birds thumped the
Briteway team by a lopsided
15-1 score.
On Sunday at New Westminster Arena the Birds again took
to the ice and despite the Home
coming humbled their opposi-,
tion by a 4-1 score.
Coach Ron Donnely has made
his final cut of the club, carrying 23 members. Silent Ron was
still conservative in his praise
of the club's performance stating
that Alberta and the Hamber
Cup will certainly be a lot
tougher.
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Girls' Team BIRDS RETAIN RECORD
Off To Ore .NO WINS. ALL LOSSES
Members of the Varsity Women's Grasshockey team will leave
Thursday for the annual Pacific
Northwest   Hockey  Conference.
This year the conference is
being held in Eugene, Oregon,
where the Varsity team will
meet about 20 other teams from
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and
B.C,
Each year the team representing UBC has won all its games,
except one tie, and this year
UBC expects to do Just as well
if not better. The team is currently holding down first place
in the Vancouver league.
UBC will play games on Friday and Saturday afternoons,
attend a gala banquet on Saturday night and travel home on
Sunday.
A few men can't carry a team. This was the obvious truth in, the Thunderbird vs Wildcat
football game Saturday afternoon. Birds lost 46-13 even though Jack Henwood scored 13
points and made some outstanding defensive plays.
The Wildcats    from    Central'~'~~77 "'",, 7
Melville then went in as quar
Washington oppned the scoring,
Henwood was in as Birds' quarter, but couldn't get an attack
started. The UBC squad did
not penetrate beyond the 40.
An indication of what was to
comd occurred in the first quarter.    Birds  punted  from   their
terback for the Thunderbirds
and on a long pass play sent
Henwood over for the touchdown. Wildcats went for their
fourth touchdown the next time
they had the ball.
Tho Birds' second touchdown
own 32 and the Wildcats ran it   was set UP '»y a 30 yo'd Aiken
back to the UBC 30 yard line.
Washington scored again in
the second quarter,' set up mainly on a long pass. Birds received the kickoff and fumbled
it on their own 17. Thc Wildcats went over for their third
touchdown a few plays later.
to Erikson pass. Henwood again
went over (see cut). This time
Kenwood's convert attempt was
blocked.
Washington only scored once
in   Hie   third   quarter   although
On the first play of the fourth
quarter Henwood intercepted a
pass and ran it back for 35
yards. Two plays later UBC
fumbled and lost the ball. Birds
were slowly pushed back but
managed to hold the Wildcats
off. At one point they recovered a fumble On their own eight.
The Thunderbirds continued
lo go nowhere. Washington
took over on the UBC 40 yard
line and marched for another
touchdown. Birds received the
kick, ran one play for no gain,
and then had a pass intercepted.
most   of   the   play   was   in   the  The Wildcats ran this back for
Birds' half of the field. | their final score.
JIM POLLOCK AND LVAL LEVEY play ''handsies" in
the Grad - 'Bird basketball game. Grads played enough
basketball to win 51-50. Feet in background belong to a
little Bird. photo by Jim Mason
Idaho Wins PNW
Cross   Country
By LYNN CLARKE
The University of Idaho ljterally ran away with the
Pacific North West Cross Country Championships at UBC
on Saturday as they took first, second, third, and eighth place
'or the low team score of 14 points.
The first three Idaho runners |'washingtc^runncr7Glen IIv-
entered   the   stadium   with   the   ran tho 2.5 mile course in 14.5i
UBC runners about one quarter
of a lap behind.
Thc   winning   runner,   Frank
The high school race was tht
most  thrilling  of  the  morning.
Glen Ferguson of J. O. challeng
Wyatt,  toured     the     4.5     mile,; ed the front runner along the far
course in  21.27. | side   of   the   stadium,   but   was
Thc University of Washington | beaten    back.    He    challenged
was second with a  low  aggrc- j tngl,in at the final curve and with
ate  of  51   points,   VOC   third I a tremendous    finishing    drive
pulled ahead to win in 14.09,
bettering the Junior mark over
tne same course.
King Edward High won thc
meet with 29 points.
Less than 100 spectators were
with 52 and UBC finished fourth
with 84 points.
There were eight teams entered for this senior event.
Jack Burnett and Jim Moore
for  UBC  finished    fourth    and
fifth   respectively.   Coach   Peter; on hand to witness the races.
Mullins said that they each "ran
a nood race."
In the Junior division UBC
came .second to {.:v UnUm'mKy
ot      Washinj'ton.     A     Western
FIELD  HOCKEY
i
Varsity celebrated the home-,
coming weekend wiih a 5-1 win i
over North Shore on Saturday
in P.C. Field Hockey action I
while the UBC Blues held India |
to a 0-0 draw and the UBC ;
Golds were turned back by the;
Redbirds (UBC faculty team) by
a   15-0   count.
VARSITY
TIE, LOSE
UBC's varsity rugger team
played the hold-wait-and-see
game this weekend, drawing 3-3
with the Kats and losing 6-3 to
the Vancouver Reps.
The Saturday game was a
typical Chlefs-Kats game. The
contest was dubiously highlighted by a fight which resulted
in a two-game suspension of Ted
Hunt.
Late in the game and at one
of the few times the Chiefs
managed to get into scoring territory, they tied the count. Fullback John Mulberry, ailing
from a bruised ankle, took a
clearing kick and calmly booted
a  35-yard drop-goal.
In the UBC - Vancouver Rep
game on Monday afternoon, the
Chiefs again seemed to be
loathe to run with the ball.
Coach Albert Laithwaite probably put his finger on the trouble
when he noted that "our offence is sitting in the stands."
No doubt referring to Ted Hunt.
In this contest, all the scoring occurred in the first half.
Rep fullback Neil Henderson
kicked a 10 yard penalty goal
at the 10-minute mark to open
the score. Hooker Stu Smith
tied it at 30 minutes with a 35
•IA.CK HF.NWOOD JUST BARELY crosses tne Wildcat goalline in his second and the
Thunderbirds last touchdown. Henwood was the outstanding Bird en the field. See above
for sordid details. —photo by Jim Mason
yard penalty goal. Henderson
kicked, which proved the winning points three minutes later
after another penalty.
UBC Braves made it five
straight in a tight game with
the Trojans. Scrum half Hugh
Barker kicked two penalty goals
against a try by Trojan winger
John Jones to give the Braves
a 6-3 edge.
In the game between the university's third and fourth rugger
teams, Papooses eked out a 3-0
victory over the .Redskins on
a penalty goal by Jim Carney.
SPORTS      NOTICES
WOMEN'S NOTICES
Volleyball Schedule. Intramurals: Today: 12.35 CV-WR; 12.55
KAT-Ac 2 and KKG-Ac 1.
Friday: 12.35 PE-Ph 3; 12.55
NC-Ph 5.
Basketball Schedule: Girls'
Rules in Intramurals: Thursday
in "Women's Gym: 12.40 ADP-PE
and Ed-Nur. 1.10 Ph 2-KKG
and AP-IH. 1.40 GPBPh 3 and
AGD-WR.
Table Tennis: Intramural table
tennis  started  yesterday  under
direction of manager Mary
Shakespeare. Games will be
played Tuesday, Wednesday and
Friday noon-hours at 12.30 and
1.00 in the Upper Foyer of Memorial Gym. Play will cqntinue
to November 29th.
CROSS COUNTRY—
On Thurs., Nov. 12, at the
UBC Stadium the annual intramural cross-country meet will
be held. 200 runners will tour
the 21a mile route.
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40    YEARS OF SERVICE
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