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 THE UBYSSEY
Till
New Year's
Eve
VOL. LXVH
VANCOUVER, B.C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, I960
No. 32
He  Is  Our  Responsibility
'tween classes
Players Will Meet
For More Playing
PLAYERS CLUB
General meeting Friday, 12:30,
in Green Room to discuss this
term's activities.
* *       *
EAST ASIAN CLUB
Election of officers for 1960.
Everyone attend, please. Bu 223
Friday noon.
* *       *
ASUS
Studednts wishing to represent
ASUS in inter-faculty debates,
submit applications to Debating
Union Box, Brock Hall, before
January 8; care of L. A. Moss.
* *       *
CONSERVATIVE CLUB
External Affairs Minister Howard Green speaks in the auditorium at noon today. Club members may meet Mr. Green in the
Mildred Brock Room between
12:00 and 12:30.
* *       *
UBC ICE HOCKEY TEAM
All hockey players not" out
last practice phone Pete Dinii-
truk at RE 1-1763, regarding
eligibility forms.
* *       *
CAMERA CLUB
Illustrated lecture on making
salon quality prints.
SAILING CLUB
Re: Regatta January 9th and
10th. Wanted: a house for the
Regatta Party and billets for
visiting crews. Phone Liz ...
AL 2196 or Jenny . . . WA 2-8839
* *       *
PLAYERS CLUB
Auditions for the spring and
hour play will be held on Saturday, January 9th from 10:00
a.m.-3:00 p.m. in the Freddy
Wood Theatre.
* *       *
FROSH UNDERGRADUATE
SOCIETY
Meeting today at _12:30 in the
Men's Club Room in South
Brock for all frosh interested in
forming a frosh song team.
* *       *
VARSITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Prof. G. Parke-Taylor will
speak on "Jesus Christ—a New
Testament Portrait" at 12:30
noon Friday in Bu 106.
* *       *
FILM SOCIETY
War flms Fsiday noon in the
. auditorium, admission 15c or by
pass.
DANCE CLUB
Don't forget the Skating Party
on January 12 at Kerrisdale
Arena from 8:30-10:30 p.m. Let's
have a good turnout.
* *       *
BRIDGE AND CHESS CLUB
Duplicate bridge tonight in
Music Room (North Brock at
7:30.    Everybody welcome.
* *      *
AFSU (French Club)
Two films Friday noon in Bu
102: Neige (Ski dans les Alpes);
and Theatre National Populaire.
Also conversation meeting every
Tuesday noon in Bu 222.
continued on page 6
adequate number of university
teachers and research staff to
meet the nation's need.
The same favourable attention
must be given to salaries for
librarians as to any other University group, Mr. Harlow says,
since the University cannot
thrive unless the best procurable staff are responsible for
library development.
What can we do for this unfortunate child? The cynic will
say. "Nothing". Luckily for the human race, all men are not
cynics. To learn what can and will be done, turn to page 7 for
a comprehensive report on the program prepared by UBC's special World Refugee Year committee, who are working in the
interest of this child and millions of others.
Famous Boxer To
Address Students
Barney Ross, former lightweight boxing champion of the
world, will be speaking on campus today at noon.
He will be addressing students^
More Money Needed
For Library Materials
The University of British Columbia should add $100,000
a year to its total book fund if its library is to keep pace with
development at comparable North American institutions, according to Neal Harlow, UBC's librarian.
In his annual report to the<S>
University Senate, Mr. Harlow
said that last year UBC added
30,258 volumes to its collection
at a cost of ?190,497 including
binding.
The pattern which UBC must
follow, says Mr. Harlow, is that
of the University of Washington
which last year added 45,251
volumes at a cost of $296,381
or Cornell which spent $361,724
on 79872 volumes.
Mi*. Harlow also recommends
that non-University funds for the
acquisition pf library materials
should be actively sought from
outside sources, preferably on an
annual basis.
Such funds, he says, could be
used to purchase special material
in a given area or used as opportunities to acquire materials
occur.
He points out that publications
in most of the sciences are becoming "extraordinarily expensive" and in the life sciences reports of scientific expeditions involve the expenditure of many
thousands of dollars.
Advanced work in the humanities and social sciences at UBC
is still virtually impossible without the purchase of scores of
costly sets and thousands of basic
studies and texts, he adds.
Growth of the library can
also be accelerated, Mr. Harlow
says, if all campus groups show
a greater concern for the library.
"Many persons," he says, "tend
to regard the resources of this
library as static in relation to
their own research and see travel
to other institutions as the single
means of pursuing their serious (,
work."
Mr. Harlow also recommends
that a study of the resources of
University libraries in Canada
be made with a view to the development of facilities for graduate studies on a national scale
and    the    production    of    an
at the Hillel House, behind
Brock.
Although his main purpose in
coming is to promote sale of
State of Israel Bonds, Ross will
also talk on his boxing career
and his famous four-year bout
with narcotics.
From the Chicago ghetto
where he was born, Barney Ross
rose to the heights of the sports
world, becoming the first double
champ in boxing history.
As a Marine in World War II,
Ross was awarded the Silver
Star for bravery in action at
Guadalcanal.
It was a result of injuries received in the war that Ross became a drug addict. His bestseller biography "No Man Stands
Alone",  was the basis for the
recent movie, "Monkey on My
Back", a movie which dealt
mostly with his fight against the
drug habit.
The Hillel Foundation, which
is sponsoring Ross's appearance,
invites all students to attend.
Attention Staffers
Attention staffers!
There will be a meeting of
the Ubyssey Editorial Board
on Friday at noon in the
renovated Pub Offices. All
Editors turn out.
All reporters and anyone
else who has worked, is working! or wants to work on the
Ubyssey show up in the Pub
a week Fxiday — on Friday.
January 15th— 12:30.
Please come.   .
JAPANESE
EXCHANGE SCHEME
Would you like a month
living with an English-speaking Japanese family in Tokyo
this summer?
A student exchange scheme
is being started this year between Keio University and
UBC. with present plans for
five students each way.
All you have to do is pay
your fare to and from Japan
(there is some possibility of a
reduced fare) and arrange free
board, and entertainment for
a Japanese student who will
spend six week in Vancouver
during the UBC Summer Session.
For further information contact Professor Dore in BU 159.
Green Today
Today at 12:30 in the Auditorium, the Right Honourable
Howard Green will address
the students of UBC.
Following   democratic --" tr*. ■■;'* .
ditions^  the  Progressive Con-
servaiive   Club   is   making   it:
possible for you  to hear and .
question  Mr.  Green    on the
various   aspects   of   Canada's "
foreign policy.
It is both your right and
duly to attend.
Israel Hosts
Seminar
Delegates
Three students from UBC will
be selected as delegates to the
11th World University Service
International Summer Program,
to be held in the State of Israel.
The 46-day program will include a three-day orientation
period in Canada during June,
introductory sessions in Jeru-
salem, two-week work camps in
various kibbutzim, three^week
seminar at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and evaluation
sessions.
The Seminar will consist of
lectures, panel discussions, study
groups, debates, field trips and
informal encounters with Israeli
students and professors.
Theme will emphasize the
striking juxtaposition of the
Talmudic traditions and the
secular forces of 20th century
technology.
Undergraduate students in
full-time attendance who will'be
returning to UBC next year" are
eligible to apply. They must be
Canadian citizens by birth of
naturalization and combine
academic ability with maturity
and qualities of leadership.
Total cost per participant is
$1,000, which covers travelling
costs, board and lodging for the
duration of the program.
The local WUS Committee
will raise $750 per participant
and the selected scholar muslfc
add the remaining $250.
Application forms must be obtained from the WUS Office,.
Room 166, Brock Extension.
Deadline is Jan. 20. Applicants
will sit before a Selection Board
Jan. 23. PAGE TWO
THE,    UBYSSEY
Thursday, January 7, 1960
WHERE THE FLYING FISHES PLAY
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Editorial opinions expressed are those of the Editorial Board of The Ubyssey
and not necessarily those of the Alma Mater Society or the University of B.C.
Telephones: Editorial offices, AL. 4404; Locals 12, 13 and 14;
Business offices, AL. 4404; Local 15. • '      '
Editor-in-Chief: R. Kerry White
Associate Editor .. Elaine Bissett
;. Managing Editor Del Warren
News Editor -_ Bob Hendrickson
C.U.P. Editor Irene Frazer
Club's Editor Wendy Barr
Features Editor Sandra Scott
Head Photographer Colin Landie
»'        Photography Editor - Roge£ McAfee
Senior Editor: Irene Frazer
Reporters and Desk:
John Russell,  Vladimir Elias Romanchych,  Diane  Greenall,
Wendy Barr, Gary Keenan, George Railton, Guinevere,
Ian Brown, Fred Fletcher, Launcelot, Derek Allen,
with special thanks to Bill Rainer.
On Corpulent Posteriors
Some people have a high regard for their right to vote,
some pay feeble lip service to it, but the majority does not
give a damn. We accept the first group as the norm, we are
disgusted with the secondhand we have pity for the third. It
is lo this third group that this editorial is directed, because the
first group needs nor prpdding gnd the second group is hopeless.'
Next week every eligible student will have an opportunity to register for the coming provincial elections. Facilities
■will be set up on the campus, and we urge everyone to make
tiie, effort. The effort that has to be made is negligible when
compared with &e rewards that ensue—just let your mind
dwell on the thought of a Social Credit defeat!
But those complacent souls who are content with the provincial government's past record have even less effort to make.
Tfri(ey\can sit back and re,st assured; that the Qag&ffdjs, Bon-
ners, and Bennetts will be re-elected. But how can anyone be
satisfied with the Social Credit record when they think of the
Sdmniers fiasco, the big mohqy influences, the^ university
kidget, the menta^ hqsp|tal situa^tiqn, the genial gentleman who
plays with a bow and arrow, et .cetera?
*..    *,     *-
Another elegtipii,whicfydeserves considerable thought and
action is the election of the student government. Many stu-
dej^ts, on t^iis campus knpw;. little abqut the AMS and care less.
Tfee^TJfeyssey can and-.will help to auev&te this regrettable
lack of information, but apathy is a state of mind that can only
be rectified by the student himself.
Fpur acclamation^ resulted from last year's elections. This
is r|di«puipus. The student government should be as representative of the student.body as possible] and it can be if Joe
College will get off his fat ass to nominate some commendable
candidates.
-5*"--v.,i   •-■"--
Aye you satisfied, with, the way that the students you
elected ^t year, are running your affairs? Spending your
money? Are men's athletics being run effectively? Is WUS
useful? Has the council accomplished anything really concrete
during the four months it has been in office? Think about it,
Letters io tha Editor
ae Editor,
jp Sir:
fs Canada a nation of weak-
gsf .Bfive^we styiyeii to estat>-
ysjt a; pseudo-humanitarian|sm
Kg. permitting. a second rate
visitor toignore completely our
legal and j|overrtmejntai in§t;-
tjjthpns?tyre 'yre overly lenient
with Violators"of our national
boundaries?r Yes! As a nation
we are soft-splned, we have no
national pride, nor have we
respect for any action that
fties to maintain our Canadian
unity. Is it hot obvious that tl^e
well-known infiltrator, Mr.
Ghah, upon obtaining a visitor's
permit to Canada, was not only
untruthful but treacherous in
obtaining * it? Under false pre
tenses he entered Canada, and
then established himself as "a
man willing to help defend
Canada". His reason was only
to garner sentimental contacts
to aid him in his quest to become a reputable immigrant.
Have, we nq faith in the government tyiat we ourselves
elected? D,p we.nqt realize that
the Iirimigratiqn Board knows
much better than we do why
the, notorious Mr. Chan is not
being voluntarily admitted to
our country? Obviously not, for
many Canadians force themselves into a destructive conformity because they feel that
as soft-hearted sentimentalists
they gain the respect of the
world.
—4 Government Sympathizer.
(Desmond Fiiz-Gerald is
currently studying .at the University, of Malaya on a local
WUSC" scholarship. In this
article he discusses "The
Humanities at the University
of Malaya".)
By DESMOND FITZ-GERALD
Dedicated to the cream of
Malayan youth with a humble apology from an outsider.
This article should be prefaced by a few considerations.
It should be remembered that
this is the impression of a foreigner not long here. It is relative only to the so-called humanities or libera arts and their
presumed background of literature, music and things aesthetic.
Generalizations are bound to
occur in a short comment such
as this. The intricate background of why, when, and
how the situation has happened has been taken into consideration. In other words, lack
of libraries, bad primary and
secondary schools, environmental circumstances such as culturally emasculated Singapore,
youth of university, etc., et al,
etc., have not been forgotten.
It is tfnly because I feel that
taking all these things as they
stand and still looking at the
behaviour of the individual,
however superficially, there remains such a lacuna as to war-
rapt comment. •*
At the university, the students are earnest and hard
working, adhering realistically
to their sylabi and passing
their examinations so that the
mortar board and gown will
spirit those «ons and daughters of the English educated
into the respected shades of
the civil service or some other
sound job of work.
Why not? It would be foolish not to follow this primrose
path andj end up in the embarrassing "situation of being overtaken by one's fellow students
and unable to find one's insulated life bed of security. After
his honors^ on§ student even
refuseq a Rqekefeller Foundation award because he would
have been set back two years
in the civil service struggle
ahead.
And so it remains—the' utilitarian grind churns out the degree arid in many cases nof
much else.
The students do their work,
even starting the year looking
at old examination papers and
they gear their work accordingly. How many ever find any
real enthusiasm for the work
they do? How many get a
liberal education or find any
deep seated meaning in their
studies?
Singapore is essentially an
artificial community and it is
not .the most stimulating heritage. People are in a vacuum
between East,and West, belonging to a cultural half-color.
Most, of the students realize
these drawbacks and many are
worried about the situation, but
how many are doing anything
about it?
But what is really disturbing
here is the sterility of the individual.
One only has to look at the
books in the library to see how
few, other than the ones directly relating to a particular
course, have ever been taken
out. One has only to listen to
a Raffles Hall hostel conversation to notice how few are ever
about anything significant or
intellectual. For the most part
the Arts undergraduate is as
insensitive to these matters as
a laborer is to Mandrian.
The students should not be
entirely blamed, for their is a
complex and difficult environ
mental situation as has been
mentioned, but there are no
rationalizations for much of the
lack of personal interest in cul-
* tural activities.
I emphasize the word "personal" for it seems utterly irrelevant if a student shows utter apathy toward communal
efforts in extra curricular affairs IF he is doing something
else constructive such as reading, listening, writing or developing some personal interest
in the humanities. It might be
added here that medical and
science students seem far more
aware of these activities than
their fellow Arts members, but
undoubtedly the medical school
often attracts the brighter students.
The campus is somewhat
moribund and very few ever
let their hair down; discussions
in Union House with professors or otherwise veer from
weighty efforts to irrelevant
trivia. The verbal gymnastic let
alone the frivolous are rare
visitors.
Relations with Eusoff College (Women's Hostel) are seem
ingly always strained and the
women students show for the
most part little enterprise or
any spirit of adventure.
Leftbaukism, if ever it shows
its bereted head, becomes
forced and purposeful and is
soon driven away by the puerile
gossip of the narrow-minded
and naive.
This whole discussion is not
so much a complaint as a plea.
I realize, I believe, some of the
difficulties of the situation here
and it may be called negative
to bitch about them in print
but I do feel that a change will
only be enacted by the atti-
■ tude of each and every individual.
The response will only improve as regards the arts if
the undergraduate tries to bring
about some personal enrichment from within and a genuine interest will only be generated by listening, talking, reading and appreciating more from
record, book and work of art
rather than a contemporary too
passive fascination with movie,
comic strips, cards and crap.
Letters to th& Editor
The Editor,
Ubyssey.
Dear Sir:
It's about time some of the
"prima donna" athletes of this
campus were told they're not
wanted. For too long a time
the lack of success in UBC
athletics has been blamed on
everything but the individual
player. Poor coaching, no athletic scholarships, poOr administration, poor "fan support, and
even climatic conditions have
been used as reasons. Admittedly, these and other factors
tenet to make it tougher to win,
but none are a quarter as detrimental as the lack-lustre, crybaby, moma-pampered performances put forth by some of
the athletes participating on
UBC athletic teams.
This is not directed in any
way to those who are trying.
If this letter seems unfair,
forget it! The complaining,
wailing, and seeking of sympathy of some of our athletes
is ridiculous. It's about time
they grew up, started putting
out with some hustle and desire, or quit. The Game does
not deserve a half hearted effort. You should try to win
regardless or in spite of the
existing conditions.
It would be better for all
concerned to see a losing team
out there that is trying, than a
losing team "out there that is
not trying. It would be better
for all concerned to see a bunch
of hustlers out there than an
offhanded group of selfish,
lazy, conceited, egocentric freeloaders, who, though they are
of superior skill, should not be
allowed to participate.
Coaches! If you persist in
going along with such players
you are going to be the one
criticized, not the players.
North American society leans
over backward to blame everything and everyone but themselves. As a result, through
natural indentification with the
player, the fans and observers
of these athletic contests, will
blame the coach, the administration, the weather, Joe Blow
the janitor, anyone, but the
players.
Some athletic teams at UBC
haye undergone an houseclean-
ing. Others are in the process
of house cleaning. Some have
yet to do it.
Protect yourself coach! Get
rid of that fugitive from his
mother's apron string, no matter how skilled he may be. Put
in some kid that wants to play
for the love of the game, and
not because he wants to do us
a favor by playing on one of
our teams.
A Faithful but finally
Disgusted Fan,
R. B. Alderman
Acadia Camp.
The Editor,
Ubyssey.
Dear Sir:
Very subtle of you gentlemen tq withhold your literary
gems so that I would be unable
to reply immediately. However,
you both will undoubtedly
benefit from the following. Mr,
Arnason, if I had created the
impression that Commerce undergraduates do reason, be ii
qn a bovine or feline leyel, yqu,
with your remarks, have shattered a mos,t worthy attempt.
D. Sigurgeirson, I sense a
Swiftian talent in your writing;
unfortunately it is profoundly
latent at this time. Best of luck
in English 200.
—John Northfield.
"cum maximum laboris"
Commerce IV
BIRD
CALLS
50c
*
AMS.
OFFICE Thursday, January 7,  1960
THE     UBYSSEY
PAGE THREE
The girl with the penetrating eyes is Maria Caseres who
plays a minor role in Jean Cocteau's production. "Eiernel
Reiour". You will have the opportunity of seeing her in a
more animated form, Thursday, when Cinema 16 presents
this excellent film at 12:30 in Buchanan 106.
FIVE - THIRTY CLUB
By FRID FLITCHER
Monday came and went this
week creating even fewer stirrings among the bleary-eyed
studentry than normal.
. This dormant state was only
slightly affected by the council
meeting.
Felicitous wishes for the New
Year, a certain resigned cheerfulness and a pronounced inattention to the business at hand
were vestiges of the holiday
season.
Little was accomplished at
this meeting but the air was
filled with progress reports and
vague new proposals.
No, Herbert, the councillors
'don't spend the evening in that
room on the second floor of the
Brock just to smoke their after-
dinner cigarettes.
Yes, Herbert, they are trying
to do a good job on behalf of all
you AMS members out there.
Any of you who had the intestinal fortitude (guts to you,
Herbert) to tackle Pete Meeki-
son's editorial in Monday's edition will know that it's chockful
of news about AMS projects.
One project that our illustrious President didn't mention is
the idea of having a spring fiesta
of carnival similar in scope to
Homecoming.
The idea was approved in
principle and tentatively scheduled for the mjiddle for March.
No details of the event have
yet been settled.
So you see, Herbert, the
people in the ivory tower really
are trying to give you something
for your money.
The Undergraduate Societies
Committee minutes of January
4 are an insult to the dignity of
student government on this
campus.
They were submitted under
the heading "Ye Olde USC
Minutes".
The secretary, one R.H., had
the gall to call Ross Hudson,
chairman of USC, "Honorable".
Further, John Goodwin, first
member, was referred to as "the
extra large member" and councillors were called "the Grand
Archons."
Tut, tut, gentlemen; a little
more seriousness, please.
Know Your Personality
Handwriting carefully analyzed, $1.00.    Please state
age and sex, and use nib pen if
possible. Charagraphs.
947 Harris Avenue
New Westminster
Thunderbirds
May Withdraw
From League
Officials of the Men's Athletic
Committee are considering withdrawal from the Senior A
Basketball League.
According to the minutes of
the Committee of December 18,
the Thunderbirds basketball
team was entered in the league
due to false information.
UBC Athletic Officials have
been told that the UBC squad
must play in a local league to
gain entry into the Olympic
trials.
However, a recent release
from the Canadian Amateur
Basketball Association states
that University teams may challenge the local CABA winner
for the right to enter the trials.
It was stated in the minutes
that downtown officials would
be consulted as to schedule commitments before any action was
taken.
Other items under consideration are proposals to hire an
assistant to the athletic director
(who would also handle PRO
work) and a full-time physiotherapist (who would staff the
new training room in the Memorial Gym); and a system of
"agreed stipends" to remunerate
coaches not in the School of
Physical Education.
Cinema 16 Releases New ¥ear
Programme of Foreign Films
ELECT GRADUATING PRESIDENT
Cinema 16, the campus' burgeoning new "avant garde"
Iilm society, has published its
program of films for the new
year.
Dick Drysdale, spokesman for
the group announced plans to
import ten foreign, experimental
and documentary films for the
club's noor hour presentations.
The first of these to be
shown to-day at noon in BU 106
is "Eternal Retour" another
phantasy by Jean Cocteau based
on the Tristan and Isolde legend.
Regulars will remember Cocteau's "Orphee" shown last term
which was based on the Orpheus
legend and starred Maria
Caseres.
Coming attractions include the
original "Blue Angel" starring
Marlene Dietrich and Emil Jan-
nings, "Le'Corbeau" a film made
by the Nazi's under Dr. Gobbel's
auspices and two programs of
short films by famous French
directors, Georges Franju and
Jean Vigo.
Copies of the complete program will be available today at
the showing in BU 106, 12:30.
Drysdale will also reveal
plans for a new 'Membership
Series Pass' which will afford
reduced rates to persons purchasing a membership card.
Nominations for the graduating class elections opened
Tuesday and will close Friday, at 12:45 p.m.
Election speeches will be held in Buchanan 100 on Jan.
11, at 12:30.
Elections will take place on Thursday, Jan. 14, from 10
a.m. lo 4 p.m. at the Bus Stop, the Quad, Brock Hall, and the
Buchanan Building.
Positions open are: President, Vice-President, Secretary,
Treasurer, and Social Convener.
Concert For
The Blind
A concert will be presented
to members of the Blind
School on January 11, by
UBC students.
Commerceman, Paul Hazell,
has gathered a group of students from UBC who will present 72 minutes of entertainment under the auspices of
the Canadian National Institute of the Blind.
Pharmacy Faculty Adopts
Compulsory 4-year Course
The University of British Columbia senate has approved
a new four-year course of studies leading to the bachelor of
pharmacy degree, President N.A.M. MacKenzie announced
today.
The new course, which will become compulsory for all
students entering the faculty in September, 1960, will replace
the present three-year course leading to the pharmacy degree.
A four-year pharmacy coursed =	
has been in operation at UBC
on an optional basis for the past
two years and about 30 per cent
of the class which entered the
faculty this year elected to take
it.
Professor A. W. Matthews,
dean of the faculty, said the
four-year course provides a degree of £lasticity which is not
possible in the three-year curriculum. *
"There will still be the same
strong emphasis on all basic
sciences," Dean Matthews said,
"but the student will have more
freedom to continue with his interests in the field of general
education."
The majority of students, he
said, will continue to train for
retail pharmacy and under the
new program will be able to
devote more time in their senior
year to courses dealing with the
economic and business aspects
of drug store operation.
Work of a more technical
nature will be taken by those
who plan to enter- hospital or
industrial pharmacy, he; added.
"The • pharmacist is valuable
to the community as much for
what he knows as what he does,"
Dean Matthews said, "since he
is a source of information on
new drugs as well as a dependable distributor."
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Opposite Safeway's Parking Lot
"Can we buy any worthwhile TV time
for $100,000?" is the problem facing Don
Loadman (U. of Manitoba '54), Morley
Arnason (U. of Saskatchewan '56), and
Gary Zivot (U.B.C. '59).
Members of the Advertising Department,
the three men shown here represent only
one area of responsibility available to
graduates at Procter & Gamble. There aire
careers openings in Advertising, Buying,
Finance and Sales Management each year
as the company expands rapidly on the
strength of many, long-established products and dozens of newer ones.
Graduating students are invited to meet
with Procter & Gamble representatives on
Monday and Tuesday", January 11th and
12th. Contact your Placement Office for
details and company literature. PAGE FOUR
THE     UBYSSEY
Thursday, January 7, I960'
American Education
More HookThan Book
State
Regulates
rning
Lea
® ■      PHILADELPHIA   (AP)—Does   the   American  system   of
higher education turn out more cheats and apple-polishers than
honest-to-goodness scholars?
.^	
Many University of Pennsylvania students think so.
What then is to be done? Try
the far different, much more exacting  European system?
Penn  students  on   the  whole
Students now have the opportunity to appreciate this
showing of camera work on display in the Brock Hall Extension Gallery. It comprises the work of John G. Davidson,
Norman Pearson, Fred G. Schrack^ and Alf Siemens.
This, their first exhibition, has1 already attracted considerable attention from members of the student body.
Hit For The Hills, Men!
Ifs Leap Year Again
This is the new year and for a
change it is also leap year.
Which .means Sadie Hawkins
Day.
That's what the AWS says,
and that  means watch out.   If
* I '    Installation  of
REV. MvJOHN V. SHAVER
B.A.
as United Church Chaplain
in the University
In Union College Chapel
Sunday, January 10
3:00 p.m.
you are male that is.
The AWS is going to have a
dance' to celebrate the occasion.
They will have their girls taking
boys out to coffee, to'the dance,
to everywhere.
And Al Capp says that if you
get drug over the line before
sundown, you are thru.
So watch your step.
Is a free coffee worth it?
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is the
second in a series on education
behind the Iron Curtain by Doug
Parkinson, president of the Canadian University Press. Mr. Parkinson toured eastern Europe on
a NFCUS tour last summer.
By DOUG PARKINSON
DR. FROOD'S MORAL.OF
THE MONTH
Brevity is the soul if wit. Which
is why the Sight of a girl in a
Bikini invariably brings a smile
to a man's face.
The California
Standard Company
CALGARY, ALBERTA
offering careers in
PETROLEUM EXPLORATION AND
PRODUCTION
will conduct campus interviews on
January 13, 14 and 15
FOR POST GRADUATES, GRADUATES
. AND UNDERGRADUATES IN:
Mining Engineering  Permanent positions only
Mechanical Engineering Permanent positions only
Geological Engineering   Permanent and summer
Honours Geology  .'.  Permanent and summer
Physics and Geology   Permanent and summer
ARRANGEMENTS FOR PERSONAL INTERVIEWS
MAY BE MADE THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY'S
NATIONAL EMPLOYMENT OFFICE.
As in the Soviet Union, education in Poland is regulated by
the guiding hand of the state,
but here the approach to the
matter is slightly different.
Although the majority of
schools are state maintained,
there are generalssecondary-
schools, and vocational schools
operated by religious orders as
well as one Catholic university
at Lublin.
Poland too, provides free education, stipends and requires
practical application of technical
subjects during the school year.
But since a large portion of the
population is Catholic, parents
may request that their children
be given religious instruction in
elementary and secondary
schools.
Children of non-Polish nationality may be instructed in their
native tongue, in schools provided for that purpose — and
teaching the same subjects—or
failing that, in the regular
schools.
Youngsters begin school at an
early age. At three they enter
nursery schools where they receive instruction in: games and
calisthenics, Polish, nature study,
music, simple arithmetic, "artistic and technical exercises."
Seven Years Compulsory
They then enter compulsory
seven-year elementary schools,
and cannot leave them until the
age of 16. However, those who
begin work at this age must continue general and vocational
education up to 18 years for 12-
18 hours a week. These hours
are classed as hours of work, and
the laborer-students receive their
usual wages.
Graduates of the elementary
schools may enter general-educational lyceums for four years,
prior to university, after they
have sat for entrance exams in
Polish and Mathematics. These
schools are, for the most part,
co-educational except in the
larger cities. After the completion of the final year would-be
graduates must pass a matriculation exam before a state examination commission.
Also at the secondary school
level are a number of vocational
schools—akin to the Soviet poly-
technical schools—now being increased to put more stress on
this type pf education.
Theory Into Practice
Vocational schools are divided
into two parts, three-year trade,
and five-year technical schools.
The first trains skilled workers
for industry; and agriculture,
and theory is put into practice
during the Study term either in
the school workshop, or under
actual work conditions.
The most capable graduates of
general only 10 per cent of them
are dubious.
They think well of the European way but doubt that American college students are mature
enough or serious-minded enough
to make such a drastic change
successful.
"Grade-Chasing"
All this came out today in a
report on a comprehensive attempt by Penn students to size
themselves up and find out what
if anything was wrong.
The students let fly at what
they called a widespread practice of "grade-chasing" on college campuses over the country.
Such practices, they as|e#ted,.are^
humiliating and "the complete
antithesis of liberal education."
The analysis recommended
establishment of the European
system under which teachers
only teach. Fewer tests are
given and these are by outside
examiners. •
And the exams try the students' mastery of an entire field
rather than their ability to
memorize dates and other statistical information.
The European system thus
places a much greater responsibility on the student.
"Anything that does away
with cheating is good," said
Edmund Irvine, Jri, who is
studying economics.
"Cheating Still Common"
"Cheating is still very common in spite of all the pressure
against it. Fellows want high
marks and if they use someone
else's brain why that seems all
right to them."
Dick Brettle, majoring in international relations, believes a
closer bond between students
and faculty is needed.
Most of the students contributing to the analysis agreed that
under the present grading system under-graduates are concerned primarily with getting
out of lectures and books only
what they need to pass tests.
HAVE FIRE?
JOIN CHOIR!
The University Choir will welcome new members during the
first two weeks of this term. The
Choir will perform Schubert's
Mass in Eb Major on April-1st
with orchestral accompaniment.
They will also sing Brahms'
Liebcslieder Walzer.
Altos and tenors are especially needed.
Contact Dr. Morris in Buchanan 106 at 4:30 p.m., Monday
through Thursday.
Greeks Are
The Topic,
For Syme
Sir Ronald Syme will speak
on 'Greeks Under Roman Rule"
at 12:30 Friday in Room 100 of
the Forestry and Geology Building.
Sir Ronald, Camden Professor
of Ancient History at Oxford
University, is presently Sather
Visiting Professor 'of Classics .at
the University of California at
Berkeley.
He is well known as a research
student of Roman republican and
imperial history, and is the author of "The Roman Revolution" and "Tacitus."
Following his Leon and Thea
Koerner Lecture at noon, Sir
Ronald will be honored with a
president's luncheon in the social suite of the Faculty Club.
do schools entering into the third
year where they receive training in vocational and general
subjects. Graduates of these
schools may enter higher educational institutes, but in these
can be purchased quite inex-
so, and then mainly to stress subjects studied at the secondary
level.
The proposed increase in poly-
technical education which is now
being considered will not, so the
government claims, do away
with humanistic education as
this branch of studies is thought
to be necessary for life in a
modern society. However, it feels
that there is a definite need to
acquaint the sudent with the
fundamental process in industry, and agriculture.
Once in university the student
receives partial, full and prize
scholarships (given for outstanding achievements) without regard to the economic status of
the parents.
Financial Concessions
In addition, students are given
280   zoltys  a   month  —  $11.20
-   (Continued on Page 7)
CLASSIFIED
FOR SALE—Used skis, boots,
harness, poles. Ideal outfit for
beginner. Phone MU 4-0708 any
evening.
FOR SALE—Man's car coat,
excellent condition, just the
thing for cold, rainy weather.
Phone MU 4-0708 evenings.
AT UNIVERSITY—2 bedroom
apt. for rent. Phone AL 0365-R.
APPLICATIONS are being received for manager of the Fort
Camp Canteen. Candidates must
be uarried and have accounting
experience in double entry. Contact Lee Plotnikoff, AL 1270-L.
LOST—Black Sheaffer's pencil with chrome top, in vicinity
of book store. Marc Bell, MU
3-0783, or c/o Botany Dept.
FOUND—Before  Xmas,  slide
rule. Phone ALma  1669-L after .
6 p.m.
RIDE   WANTED — From Gil- '
pin   Crescent,   South   Burnaby.
Phone HE 3-6651.
WOULD anyone who found a
red "Lady Buxton" wallet in
the Brock please turn it in to
The College Shop or drop it in
any mail box.
RIDERS WANTED—8:30 lectures Mon." to 6at. West End
area. Phone MU 1-1611. . . ;.
RIDE WANTED—From UBC;
to West End, 5:30 Mon., Tues,.,
Thurs., Fri. Phone Roberta, MU
5-7401, evenings.
FORMER Great Trekker will
pay and give valuable experience to anyone wishing to become a taxi driver in exchange
for a ride to UBC from Kitsilano
district.
6 p.m.
Phone RE 3-2243 after t
'K Thursday, January 7, 1960
THE     UBYSSEY
PAGE FIVE
Christmas Holidays
By   GEORGE   RAILTON
The VOC again proved itself
the most active club on the campus with its Christmas trips.
These adventurers travelled
far over the province to Banff,
Vanisle, Vernon and Mt. Seymour.
Others headed south to Mt.
Baker and Sun Valley.
The report from Banff says
there was good powder snow
with ice sections.
Vancouver Island skiers tell
us of one foot of powder on a
five-foot base.
Most of their time was spent
on Beecher. -
Silver Star (Vernon) had
more powder snow.
The stay-at-home members report some snow on Seymour if
you could see it through the people.
Top  of Brocton  and    on the
Pumps had signs of powder.
More than 30 persons appear^
ed at the cabin to enjoy a turkey dinner on New Year's Eve.
A dance was held after.
The cabin was open from the
end of exams to the reopening of
school.
Saddest tale comes from Keith
Allan who spent a small fortune
travelling to Banff only to come
down with virus pneumonia and
return home.
Only casualty was one ski
broken on the Island.
DO-NUT DINER
4556 West 10th
Now Under New
Management
Happy to serve you with full
course meals at a reasonable
price. Well within the budget range.
The new Cafeteria situated on the top floor of the new Common Block, is now the only
campus cafe in addition to the Bus Stop at which  the evening meal can be  bought.
The Auditorium Cafe will now be closing at 4:45 p.m. to prevent the duplication of food
services.
Tbe new Cafe, with a seating capacity of 450. serves breakfast at 7:45 a.m., lunch at 11;30
and dinner at 5:00.
The Common Block is located centrally lo lhe eight men's residences, three of which are
already completed.
Filmsoc Fixes Facilities For
Forthcoming Feature Films
UBC Filmsoc has begun the
new year with a first class in
technical production.
Contrary to general expectations of another fiasco, Filmsoc
came through with a technical
success in its first presentation
in the sixties.
No! The film didn't break —
the sound didn't disappear or
become distorted. Filmsoc is now
technically renovated.
All the projection equipment
appears to be in perfect condition and the amplifiers have
been overhauled.
As soon as Filmsoc can overcome the difficulty of procuring
the films it desires at the right
-time UBC campus can look forward to a very successful year
of film-viewing.
In order that Filmsoc may
best serve the students of UBC,
it must have their support.
Filmsoc's    next    presentation
Will be this Friday in the auditorium.
BE    THERE!   Filmsoc   needs
you.
STUDENTS!
LEARN THE FUNCTIONS OF PROVINCIAL
GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS BY GETTING YOUR
FREE SUBSCRIPTION
to the
"BRITISH COLUMBIA GOVERNMENT NEWS"
WRITE TO:
Coaching of French 110, 120,
210 by experienced teacher.
Telephone RE 3-2664
mornings or 8 to 11 p.m.
B.C. TRAVEL BUREAU
Parliament .Buildings,
Victoria, B.C.
SAMPLES ARE ON FILE WITH YOUR
UNDERGRADUATE SOCIETY
Matz & Wozny
548 Howe St.       MU 3-4715
Custom Tailored Suits
for Ladies and Gentlemen
Gowns and Hoods
Uniforms
Double breasted suits
modernized in the new
single breasted styles.
Special Student Rates
OUR SEVENTH ANNUAL
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HUNDREDS OF LONG PLAY RECORDS
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I960
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THE     UBYSSEY
Thursday, January 7,
m
'TWEEN  CLASSES
vV (Continued from Page 1)
Frosh debating
There will be a  meeting for
"all  interested   in debating   Friday 12:30 in Bu 212.
MEN'S  GRASS  HOCKEY
Practise today, if field cannot
be used there will be a talk
given in HL 1 by Dr. McGregor.
The league schedule begins on
January 9.
Dear Dr Food: I read a great
deal so I never have time for
girls. Am I missing anything?
Literate
Dear Literate: Only a few marbles.
Dear Dr. Frood: When I refuse
to go out with unattractive girls,
. my friends say, ."Beauty is only
skin-deep." What do you say?
Fussy
Dear Fussy: That's deep enough.
GHANA UNIVERSITY HELPS
BRIGHTEN DARK CONTINENT
Aubrey Morantz, former student al the University of
Manitoba, is taking post graduate studies at the University
College of Ghana. Here is his
report:
By AUBREY MORANTZ
One gets the feeling- passing
under the arch that marks the
entrance to the University College of Ghana, that Alley Oop's
time machine must have worked
something like this.
A quarter mile away a tiny
village clearing of several mud
huts probably looked much the
A
F
WATCH FOR
"IT"
is
COMING
JAN. 31 - 16th and ARBUTUS
same when Portuguese explorers,
first set foot, 500 years ago, on
African soil. Women are still to
be seen carrying loads on their
heads and children on their
backs, pounding fufu in gourds,
or cooking "chop" over primitive hearths in front of their
thatched dwellings. Only pass
through the university gates,
however, and there sprawls before you an ultramodern expanse
of gleaming white buildings that
in beauty or cost or facilities has
few equals among universities
anywhere in the world.
There are other areas of Gha-
nian life where dramatic changes
have been registered, but nowhere are the visible manifestations of change as significant as
at the University College. For
it is by means of higher education—the sine qua non of progress — that Ghana hopes to
transform itself into a modern
industrialized society. A transition that took western society
thousands of years—a transition
epitomized by the. contrast he-
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tween tribal village and university—is being carried out here
overnight.
Africa's "great leap forward"
must, of course, be a leap by the
educated few with the masses,
for the most, part, in statu quo
ante. A higher education connotes in Africa, as nowhere else,
a golden opportunity to occupy
administrative posts, drive an
automobile, and receive a salary
perhaps five times as high as that
of the illiterate laborer. The result is a conscious elite which
is, in a way, out of touch with
social reality. It will take perhaps a few generations of mass
education to close the gap between the educated avant-garde
and the populace at large.
The   university   stands   as   a
magnificent promise of Ghana's
future but quite out of context
with   the   native   environment.
Isolated on Legon Hill about nine
miles from Accra, it draws  its
highly select recruits from the
trail  web  of secondary schools
which   accommodate   less   than
one per cent Of the population.
About 500 students, representing
one per cent of the one per cent
who attend   secondary  schools,
are enrolled at the university for
the present academic year.
The university campus affords
a fitting setting for such a select
student body. Its jtiered contours
landscaped with ! fountains, lily
ponds and tropical rock gardens,
its graceful white buildings studding the hillside, its broad paved
boulevard crowned by a tall
tower atop the hill, make the
University a showcase for all
Africa. Millions of pounds have
been lavished oh its construction, and stories are rife about
the amount of money squandered
in making the buildings earth-
U quake-proof beyond any demonstrable need. Several of the
buildings have concrete walls
and floors so thick they could
have withstood the London blitz.
Staffing the university in a
l-to-5 ratio to students, there are
about   100   lecturers,   recruited
I960 and 1961 Engineering or Honour Science Classes
PROCTER 6c GAMBLE CO
OF CANADA
Hamilton, Ontario
has openings for permanent employment for Graduating
and
openings for summer employment ffor those in Class of'61
in
PRODUCT RESEARCH - DEVELOPMENT - PRODUCTION SUPERVISION
ENGINEERING - TECHNICAL PACKAGING - QUALITY CONTROL AND
INDUSTRIAL  ENGINEERING
Company representatives will be present for campus
INTERVIEWS; January   18,   19, 20,  21,   1960
Personal interviews may be arranged through your Placement Office.
mainly from Britain.
Most of the students—about
90 per cent—are attending university on government scholarships. When they graduate they
are bonded to accept government
appointments for at least five
years. The average age of stu-
ddents is about 25, and the
youngest freshman is 22. Though
physical science form part of the
syllabus, the majority of students
are pursuing an education in one
of the liberal arts. The curriculum is modelled very closely
after that of the University of
London, and distressingly little
is taught about Africa itself.
Examinations written are thdse
of London University which is
the degree-granting body.
Though the University is coeducational, only 42 out of 500"
students are women. Hence social activities are limited. There
are only three major dances
held during the year, and for
all of them girls are brought to
the university from Accra. On
the other hand, there is much
impromptu dancing, the virtue
of '-'High Life" music being that
it can be danced to alone or even
by partners of the same sex.
I     Other   outlets   for   recreation
are few, although there is some
variety.    Mimeographed    newspapers  come out  two  or  three
times a term. The university has-
some    excellent    tennis    courts
which can be used after the heat
of the afternoon sun has passed.
In the junior common rooms off
the   form  halls,   in   which   students reside—Ghana being wholly a residential university—are
to be  found  ping pong  tables*
daily    newspapers,    magazines*
and assorted games of skill such
as drafts and warri (an African,
parlor  game).  There   is  also a
canteen   in  the   common   room
which —  counter to  Canadian
prohibitionist tendencies — sells
alcoholic beverages of every description.  That  a good  deal  of
expensive liquors are sold points
up  the   fact   that   despite   the
scholarship scheme, the students
in fact come from the upper income   brackets   of   Ghana    ■=—
though this does not mean that
any except a handful come from
wealthy families. The quality of
clothing, however, is about on a
par with that worn by Canadian
students in summer.
DR. FROOD ON QUERIES
BEST   LEFT   UNQUERIED
Years of experience have taught
me never to ask a girl v these)
questions: v
Shouldn't we skip the garlic?
What happened to the fraternity
pin?
Wow! It that your roommate?
Do you  mind turning out that
light?
You mean that isn't a beanie?
How   come   you   never  wear
shorts?
Why don't you smoke your ow»
Luckies?
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THE     UBYSSEY
PAGE SEVEN
Special Program Planned
In Aid of Refugee Problem
A special World Refugee Year
committee at UBC has set aside
the last week in January for a
special events program including films, lectures and a fund
raising drive.
The aims of the progam is to
make the students better acquainted with refugee conditions
apd outline the aims of WRY,
indicating ways in which students may help to achieve these
aims.
It is estimated that, at the
present, there are over 160,000
unsettled refugees in Europe.
A million homeless Palestine
Arabs in the Middle Eastern
SJates. In addition there are
some 800,000 Chinese iri Hong
Kpng,  an unknown  number  of
refugees in Korea, Vietnam and
West Bangal, and about 8,000
Europeans in China.
The need for an international
body to deal with refugees was
recognized in 1947, when the
United Nations established the
International Refugee Organization.
During 1958 and 1959 a number of special emigratiqn schemes were started at the initiative
of the UN High Commissioners
Office.
In addition, various church
and humanitarian institutions
have undertaken to provide relief arid rehabilitation for refugees.
However, these efforts have
been strictly limited by govern-
Accidents Wont Happen
far Fatality-Free Future
Huxley's "Brave New World"
may be closer than you think.
In the February 1960 issue of
Sexology Magazine the eminent
geneteclst and Nobel Prize winner Dr. Herman J. Muller says
that predetermination of sex,
foster pregnancies, and the development of supermen will all
be possible soon.
Dr. Muller maintains that men
is barely emerging to the recognition of his genetic responsibilities to his successors and that reproduction will have to he freed
from the tyranny of short-sighted
sexual urges.
Within the lifetime of many
living today, he says, it will be
possible to produce at will twins
or other multiple births as well
as to select the sex of a child.
Foster : pregnancy is already
possible, he says, that is, the implantation and normal development within the uterus of a
fertilized egg derived from elsewhere.
Thus,   he   maintains,   science
will be able to unite the sperm
and egg of exceptional persons
and transplant them into the
body of a living foster mother
for development and birth.
This practice, Muller believes,
will make it possible to produce
offspring of exceptional mental,
physical and moral characteristics and thus greatly improve
the human race.
Just as man will one day control, the amazing constellations
without, Muller believes, so will
he guide his own evolution by
controlling the even more amazing course of his genes within.
Sexology Magazine, published
by Hugo Gernsback, is an authoritative guide to scientific
sex education which numbers on
its staff two clergymen as well
as a board of 10 eminent medical
specialists.
Commencet Next Week
Election Registration
Any students wishing to register for the B.C.
vincial Elections may do so on campus next week.
Pro-
The UBC CCF club is setting
up booths for registration so all
eligible students will be prepared for the next election.
Students wishing to register
must be 19 years of age, a British
subject, resident in Canada for
12 months and resident in B.C.
for the past 6 months.
Council is going to attempt to
organize elections somewhat
more rigidly this year than they
have in the past.
A letter from President Mackenzie gave council permission
to have one of its members sit
on the book-store committee.
Council has been invited to
present its Board of Governors
brief to the Deans at their meeting this month.
ment   immigration   restrictions
and lack of money.
It was in an attempt to end
the refugee problem that the
World Refugee Year (July 1,
1959 to June 30, 1960) was organized.
The aims of the Year are defined as being:,
1. To focus interest on the refugee problem and to encourage
additional financial contributions, and
2. To encourage additional
opportunities for permanent refugee solutions through voluntary repatriation, resettlement
or integration on a purely
humanitarian basis.
An important purpose of
World Refugee Year is to enable
the camps in Austria, Germany,
Greece, and Ltaly to be cleared
and all the refugees to become
self supporting members of the
community in which they live.
The date for completion of this
camp clearance programme has
been set for the end of 1960.
It is hoped that through World
Refugee Year, sufficient funds
will be contributed to achieve
this aim.
Canada has been taking and
will continue to take an active
role in the WRY programme.
Howard Green has announced
to the UN that Canada is prepared to waive the usual immigration restriction and accept
a substantial number of families,
including handicapped persons.
Welcome back for the
New Year!
Your Barbershop Headquarters
is still in the Brock Extension
Open . .
8:30 -  5:00 DAILY
8:30-12.00 SATURDAYS
PETER  VAN   DYKE
BARBER  SHOP
also at 5734 University Blvd.
"IN THE VILLAGE"
AMERICAN EDUCATION
(Continued from Page 4)
tourist rate — and up to 500
zoltys monthly during the fifth
year. They also have low rates
on railways, buses, and trams.
Students from out of town
stay in hostels for almost nothing. Lunch and dinner may be
had for a few pennies in cafeterias, tout breakfast must be
bought in restaurants. Few students buy textbooks, because they
can be obtained from libraries.
But should they want their own
books, these can foe purchased
quite inexpensively. In fact Russian books cost less in Warsaw
than in Moscow.
The  school year  finishes
May, and the final exams are
written June 15. Should a student fail, he may make another
attempt during supplementaries
written in September. If he fails
again, he may make another request—this is rarer—to write
again in four days, placing the
blame for the failure on the
shoulders of his professors. If he
is allowed to write, and fails
again, he must repeat the subject.
Following exams, most students go to students camps —
similar to summer camps in
Canada — for a two week expense paid vacation, either in the
Northern lake district or in the
in  Southern mlountains.
U.B.C. PLAYERS' CLUB
Spring Play and Tour (May)
"Time Remembered"
By Jean Anouilh
Directed by Franklin Johnston
Saturday, January 9
10:00 a.m, to 3:00 p.m.
in the
FREDERIC WOOD THEATRE
EVERYBODY WELCOME
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
with
MOBILE OIL OF CANADA, LTD.
on January 7 and 8
Mobil Oil Representatives \pij Interview Graduate,
Senior and Junior Year Students
f? Interested in Careers in ^ ■
GEOLOGY
GEOPHYSICAL   ENGJNflfillNq
and
Senior Year Students
Interested in Careers in
PETROLEUM AND PRODUCTION ENGINEERING
INTERVIEWS ARE BEING SCHEDULED THROUGH
THE PLACEMENT BUREAU OF THE UNIVERSITY
Mobil PAGE EIGHT
THE    UBYSSEy
-r3huj$jda$<^, Janu«py^ 196ft
Before Capacity Audience
New Choral Group Makes Welcome Bow
by "KING ARTHUR"
For a number of years, denizens of this University have
had a variety of vocal groups
to listen, to and sing with:
from Summer Session Grand
Opera to MUSSOC Musical
Comedy.
Now a new group, sponsored by the newly-formed
Department of Music, makes
a very welcome appearance.
•t* T* •!•
On December 4th at noon
-hour, a capacity audience in
the Auditorium heard the
maiden performance of the
University Choir: a well-
chosen program of Christmas
music, mainly sixteenth century and modern. -
The choir was conducted by
Robert Morris and assisted by
the U.B.C. string orchestra.
Accompanists were Elaine
Fleming and Sharon Harrison
and the solo work was well
undertaken by Vicki Sampson, Margaret Sampson, Sandra Browning and Inez
Smillie.
V 3r* T*
In a generally very good
performance, Herman's
"Praise God the Lord" and
Paschelbel's "Magnificant"
were perhaps the best items.
^ >£ if.
Many a good choir has
wrecked its reputation trying
to cope with Gustav Hoist.
A smaller group, selected
from the main choir tackled
Hoist's technically difficult
"Tomorrow shall be my Dane-
190-Acre Grant Made UBC
For Studies In Ecology
A gift from Mr. Thomas L.
Thacker to the University of 190
acres of land located near Hope
will be used for long range
studies of environmental factors
in the Biological sciences.
It will be devoted primarily
to studies in Ecology, the relationship of plants and animals
to their environment, and will
be the first area of land in B.C.
completely dedicated to a study
of this 4f»C
; >"®efore, research can>begin,"
Dr. Ian Cowan,, -head of UBC's
Zoology department, said, "UBC
scientists will carry out a number of experiments, starting this
ygar, which will establish a basis
for subsequent changes."
"The processes involved," he
said, "are very slow and their
study demands an area where
there is the asurance that the
study willbe possible for periods
of as long as a century or more."
He also said that types of long
range research which could be
carried out include soil,  plant,
bird and insect studies as well as
experiments with confined populations of small animals.
This grant will be known as
the UBC-Thacker Ecological Research Reserve.
UBC's Forestry faculty will
also use the property for long
term research of forest environments which are not possible on
the University's forest near
Haney.
This is the second gift of property made to the University recently. Early in December,
Major-General and Mrs. Victor
Odium donated five and a half
acres ;of land at Whytecliff near
Vancouver, to be used for work
in the fields of Fine Arts and
public affairs and for approved
student activities.
A committee, including representatives from the various
fields of fine arts and the extension department, has been
formed to recommend plans for
the appropriate use of the
grounds.
COLLEGE SHOP
Open Daily in the Brock Extension
11:30 a.m. • 2:30 p.m.
- JUST ARRIVED—
School Supplies and Stationery
Faculty Pins
Faculty Sweaters
Gym Clothing
Lost and Found
Owned and Operated by the A.M.S.
ing Day" and acquitted themselves with honor.
For this item the conductor
joined   the    tenors,    thereby
settling   the    controversy   of
whether choir conductors can
actually sing.
*£. if. rft
It is only to be expected
that such a new group should
have a few faults: the choir
cannot yet sing very softly
and now and again the balance went awry.
In the early items there was
too much tenor and in the
later ones a few individual
soprano voices stuck out.
Be that as it may, the choir
is good; before long it will be
very good indeed.
For  what it  is worth, Ian
Dockerty  was  heard  to   congratulate   the   conductor   in
person after the performance.
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■\/^       Jean Cocieau's
I ETERNEL
i RETOUR
Bu   106
A\      12:40
UNIVERSITY BOOK STORE
HOURS:    -
SATURDAY:
9   a.m. to   5   p.m.
■    9  a.m.   io   Noon
LOOSE LEAF NOTE BOOKS
EXERCISE BOOKS AND SCRIBBLERS
GRAPHIC ENGINEERING PAPER, BIOLOGY PAPER,
LOOSE LEAF REFILLS, FOUNTAIN PENS and INK,
DRAWING PAPER
Owned and Operated by . . .
THE UNIVERSITY OF B.C.
Bell employment representatives
will be on campus to interview
MEN
Electrical Engineering
THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND MONDAY
JANUARY 14th, 15th, and 18th
Call in at your placement office NOW for an appointment—and be sure to ask for informative booklets
THE BELL TELEPHONE COMPANY OF CANADA
Ad. No. RC-58152—3 cols, x 125 lines—0
Dear Clothes-Conscious: They'd
better cover more than that.
Dear Dr. Frood: I admire my
roommate very much, so I try to
be like him. He smokes Luckies.
Do you think I should smoke the
same cigarettes he does?
Awed
Dear Awed: No ask him for an
unused Lucky.

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