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Volume XXXIX
No. 4
Frosh Boss Redshirts
Rioting Freshmen
Wreak Vengeance
Frosh-Engineer rioting and mud-fare reached it's
most violent point in years on Thursday. Inspired by the
Arts-sponsored egg barrage of Wednesday, nearly one hundred
frosh divided their activities between the Mall mudhole and
the Redshirts stronghold.
Using old Ubysseys for sop-up mop-
up operations, four bedraggled Applied
Science students repair the water damage
wreacked by vengeance-thirsty frosh Thursday noon. Scene is lower portion of Room
201 in the Engineering Building. Well-or
ganized freshmen attacked Engineering
Building several times Thursday noon, and
were met by Sciencemen armed with lire
hoses. Water damage was slight.
—Dave Wilder Photo
UBC Rowing Champs \(JBC
Far From Coal
The fund to send UBC's
champion rowing team to Melbourne in November has now
reached $8,800.
Objective is $25,000.
The team surprised everyone by winning the Canadian
championship at trials last
summer, and hopes are high
that they may even take the
Donations should be mailed
to the UBC Development Fund
and marked "Rowing."
Lack Men, Equipment
UBC's Fire Department is unable to cope with a fire of
serious proportions without City assistance, Fire Chief H. L.
Sherlock said Thursday.
to fight a serious fire either on
campus or on the University
Endowment lands.
Number 2 Firehall at Acadia,
built to serve resident and students off the actual campus, is
NFCUS Insurance
Not Our Type'
NFCUS chairman Stan Beck has denied UBC recognition
of a student life insurance plan he terms "not our type."
He goes further to say the
plan, designed by a small
eastern insurance company
for exclusive use by NFCUS-
member university students, is
"the worst type the (UBC
students) could buy."
In heated correspondence
with NFCUS secretary Jim
Pickett in Ottawa, Beck implied the policy was being
shoved down UBC's throat
without proper consultation.
Committee members to select an insurance plan for
national consumption were
chosen at the 1955 NFCUS
convention   in   Edmonton.
When insurance company officials approached Beck two
weeks before registration to
itt up a booth in the Armouries
he denied the privilege because "it was recognition of a
plan we do not recognize here."
Beck criticized the insurance
as being suitable for "only
those who are married and
have a family and whose financial position is shaky."
This group, he said, makes up
"a very, very small percentage" of the total student body.
He huffed that "we intend
to be masters in our own
house and that when we consider an action of the national
executive ill-advised we are
certainly not bound to accept
it and recommend it to our
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He  said  that  there   are   not l
enough men in his Department jno*   si^   a*   a11   times   with
Only way UBC fire department could summon help there
is by calling up five off-udty
firemen who live in Acadia Circle
near the Firehall.
No extra help could be sent
because a small four man shift
leaves UBC Firehall understaffed
In addition to the lack of
men, UBC's two small firetrucks
are obsolete. Vancouver city
firetrucks are built to standard
firefighting equipment regulations.
UBC's trucks are old, two-ton
comemrcial models, each overloaded with necessary equipment.
Should these trucks be called
to a fire at any time, they will
be handicapped by 125 less
horsepower than those of standard city fire equipment.
Two firehalls answer any fire
call within city limits with three
trucks and 12 to 14 men. UBC
has 14 men, only four of whom
are on duty at any one time.
Remainder would have to be
summoned from their city homes
to answer a call.
UBC shares the $80,00 cost
of maintaining present University Endownment lands fire
protection with the Provincial
Sciencemen were bathed in
their own mud, as ihe froth
main force captured thit
major Redthirt outpetl. Then,
in a chanting, tinging mob,
they teethed towardt the Engineering building.
The major portion of the uprising took place following the
Frosh General Meeting in the
Auditorium. All morning long,
Frosh had brooded in small
groups in parked cars and around the library.
These groupt joined forcet
at  the  General  meeting  and
emerged thortly after one o'clock crying for Science blood.
As the  mob descended upon
the  Engineering  building,  Redshirts locked all doors, and un-
limbered heavy artillery in the
form of fire hoses and extinguishers.
Hostages were taken by both
sides as the revolt became for a
while an exchange of unfulfilled
Finally, undaunted by dousing! and liberal ministration!
of lampblack, Froth forcet
gained entry and wreacked brief
havoc with commandered fire
hotet. Hallways of the Science
tanctum echoed with wild
criet at Freshmen flowed
through the building.
Proclaiming themselves victorious, the Frosh formed into
columns of four abreast, and
marched in grimy triumph around
the campus.
Led by a diminutive Freshman
marking time with a captured
hoze nozzle, the insurgents chanted "The Engineers are yellow"
and "the Engineers surrendered,"
as they swung back for a final
nose thumbing demonstration before the beseiged Redshirts.
With a rendering of "For They
Are Jolly Good Fellows," the
Frosh disbanded and disappeared from the scene.
In the midst of Thursday's
battle, EUS President John Mac-
donald could still smile.
He admitted that his forces
were taken by surprise by the
strength and organization of the
Frosh. Surveying the damage,
he opined that activities
should be kept outside.
However, MacDonald character-
! ized   the   fray   as   "Wonderful,"
j and hoped that all those brawny-
Freshmen were future Engineers.
"They have the right spirit for
it,"  he  said.
Further official comment was
offered by an onlooking RCMP
officer, who observed that
things never became violent
enough to provoke police inter*
Henry F. Gunning, Dean of
Engineering offered no comment,
when contacted by Ubyssey staffers,
Asian Bishop j
To Speak Today
sponsor Bishop Lakdasa-Demel
of Kurumagala Ceylon, speaking on "The Awakening of Asia"
in Arts 100 today at 12.30.
* *    * i
ment will hold a frosh party to*
day in HG 4 (Dance Club). Dane*
ing, games and fun for everyone.
* *     *
Arts 126 today at 12.30. Old
and new members are requested
to attend.
* *    *
of the West Point Grey United
Church will be at home to all
University students on Sunday,
September 30 at the evening
service. Everybody welcome.
* *     *
"Get Acquainted Night" Sunday
at 8 p.m. in the Clubhouse Hut
* *     *
held on Monday at 12.30 in the
Board Room of the Brock.
* *     *
CCF. CLUB WILL meet in
Arts 106 on Monday, Oct. 1 at
noon.  Everybody  welcome.
* *     *
STUDENT CHRISTIAN Movement will hold a general meeting
in Arts 100, Monday at 12.30.
* *     *
ING for all old and prospective
members will be held in Hut B2
Monday noon.
* *     *
a good time come and bring
someone else to the splash 'n
dance tonight. Bonfire at 6,30,
splash from 8-10 and dance from
9-12 in Memorial Gym. THE UBYSSEY
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•Ubscriptions $2.00 per year. Single copies five cents. Published
In Vancouver throughout the University year by the Studenl
Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society, University of
British Columbia. Editorial opinions expressed herein are^hose
of the editorial staff of the Ubyssey, and not necessarily those of
the Alma Mater Society or the University. Letters to the Editor
ihoula' not be more than 150 words. The Ubyssey reserves the right
to cut letters, arid cannot guarantee publication of all letters
Managing Editor _ . Pat Russell   City Editor   Jerry Brown
Butinets Manager - - Harry Yuill Sports Editor   Dwayne Erickson
Senior Editor this istue  Dave Robertson
Reporters and   Desk:  Carol  Gregory,  Roger  Bailey,  Barry
Hale, John Matters,   Bob Jeffcott, Betty Sangster.
Sports Reporters and Desk: Joan Crocker, Ken Wicbe, Lou
Huberman, Ken Lamb, and Bruce Allardyce.
Another View of The Border:
Big Elephant, Little Beaver
We Like Mike
We have a friend who bummed his way through Europe
last summer, with amazing success. Everywhere he went, the
natives greeted him like an old friend. The secret of his
popularity? On the back of his jacket, he had stencilled
Now why is our country so warmly regarded abroad? Why
is it that everyone likes*us? Part of the reason, of course, is
that we're too small to be obnoxious, and large enough to
be respected. Another obvious reason is the relatively good
behaviour of our troops overseas during World War II. But the
biggest reason of all is a small, smiling man'in a polka-dot bow
tie, who has kept Canada on the best of terms with the rest
of the world simply by being sensible and responsible and
We refer, of course, to our Minister of External Affairs,
Mr. Lester Bowles Pearson, and for no particular reason at all,
we'd like to pay unabashed tribute to him today.
If there were a popularity contest for diplomats, Mike
Pearson would win hands down. He bustles around the globe
twelve months a year, talking things over, offering advice and
creative leadership, getting things done. Everybody likes him,
and the Nation he represents. He's an agile, highly creative
diplomat, and he's sent Canada's stock soaring. More than
that, he's a peacemaker, of the genial, smooth-things-over
variety; the world is much safer because of him.
To us at least, Mike Pearson symbolizes Canada, just as |
John Foster Dulles symbolizes the United States of the Eisen-1
hower Administration. The Luce-talking Mr. Dulles flounders
under his burden of world leadership, peddling pious phrases [
and foreign aid with equal clumsiness. It's like the corporation j
President trying to make friends with the elevator boy; the;
two just don't speak the same language.
Mr. Pearson, on the other hand, is in the ideal position
of the elevator-boy-turned-rising-executive; his position is less
exalted, and it's easier to make friends with both sides. But
still, he accomplished far more in his position than Mr. Dulles
does in his.
So let's all quaff a round for Lester Pearson: we're lucky
to have him, and we hope he'll Vie around for a long time.
Cabinet Shuffle
We are genuinely sorry to hear tho Hon. Ray Williston
has been transferred from his post as Provincial Minister of
Education. Mr. Williston will now handle the politically volatile Lands and Forests portfolio, and Vancouver Centre MLA
Lcs Peterson will take over as Education  Minister.
Tho University has fared well under Mr. Williston's administration. His ten-year plan for development of the University Endowment Lands, which t;uarantees SI,000,000 per
year revenue for ten years provided a more than welcome
splash in the bucket.
In addition, the Provincial land .m'ant made last year under Mr. Williston's auspices came as a welcome surprise. The
grant increased tin- acreage available for University expansion to 1000 acres, and ensured that UBC would never lack
breadline; space.
It is interestint; to note that these achievements were announced with little of the bombast and breast-healing we
have come to expect of Social Credit Ministers. Apparently
Mr. Williston is more interested in furthering'; education in
B. C. than in peddling party propaganda—-which is to his
cvorlastine; credit.
We hope Mr. Los Peter.-on shows himself lo be as con-
gnizant of the University'-; needs as has predecessor. And we
wish both men luck in their new posts.
Thev'll need it.
"A Man, Sir, should keep his
friendship in good repair," said
Dr. Samuel Johnson, many years ,
j ago. |
| In these more than ordinarily j
significant years, it might be I
well if Apiericans and Canadians, [
co-partners in the crucial western |
effort lo save democracy, were to |
take time out to consider this j
sage advise. |
The general American thought j
of Canada, exclusive of certain
specialized interests, although
warmly benevolent and often
outspokenly complimentary, is
at the same time too uninformed
and indifferent to be aware of
anything in the relationship in
need of change; whereas Canadian thought is always aware of
one    ever-present    problem—a
The Christian Science Monitor
problem sometimes ultimating in
deep tenrions and anxieties, occasionally amusing, but always portant places.'
hard on the Canadian ego, and
at times quite hard on the
national pocketbook.
Tho   problem?   Except   as   a
in Canada. We're getting on all
right and there are son many im-
'     Shall/we let the former United
I States   Ambassador   to   Canada
j .answer   that   one?   Last   year,
,   ,.,       speaking in Chicago, Ambassador
nice place to go for n holiday, ,R Dq    Jas gtuart ,ikened the twQ
he   American   people   take   solcountrlM   to   a   ]arg6i   wobbly
little interest in Canada they are gl wh,ch occasi-onally steps
unaware of Canadian problems j on the neck of a smaU an?doug
and viewpo.nts. j beayer
Often' when this comes up for!
descussion the American will | This is rough on the beaver:
admit laughlingly that he knows i but a still greater pain is know-
so little about Canada he doesn't ing that these mishaps might
even know the name of the not occur but for the friendly
Prime Minister. This is very hard  elephant's   habit   of   apparently
on Canadian feelings. Or, he may
protest good-naturedly, "Why
should anyone in the United
States be particularly interested
Yet the elephant and beaver
constitute a partnership basic to
American world leadership and
unique in recorded history. Each
i.s the other's best customer. Canada buys more from the United
States than all of Latin America
combined. Across their famous
undefended border, through joint
boards of commissions, tliev deal
with problems of continental defense, economics, boundaries,
boundary waters, the St. Lawrence Seaway, as well as close
cooperation in the Colombo Plan,
the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the United Nations.
Always aware of these facts,
the baffked Canadian has never
yet found exactly the right way
to cope with the genial indifference so all-embracing, so unconcerned, that an otherwise well-
informed American, feels no embarrassment    in    admitting    he
doesn't know the name of the
Canadian Prime Minister.
Canadians of necessity are constantly aware of the American
scene, since newsstands overflow with American magazines
and the coverage of American
news by press and radio is only
second to coverage of Canadian
news: whereas the American
press (with few exceptions) largely ignores Canada, which it appears to regard as a pleasant but
not very newsworthy land.
The problem has many of the
aspects of a kitten chasing its
own tail. If more Americans were
interested in Canada, no doubt
there would be more Canadian
stories in the American press. On
the other hand, if there were
more stories, perhaps there'd be
more public demand for them.
It is true that since the Paley
Report was published in 1952.
warning of dangerous basic raw
forgetting that there i3 a
beaver—let alone one with a
sensitive economic and national
material shortages in the United
States, certain areas of American
thought are aware of United
States dependence on Canada's
abundant, almost untouched,
natural resources. They know,
also the facts of geography,
which make Canada, lying between the United States and the
Soviet Union, the first line of
continental defense.
But ocasionally a Canadian
voice may be heard wondering
if the big partner is ignoring an
even more important line of defense in the still largely undetermined potential of Canada's
political value as a partner in
the international struggle. For
Canadians, with no history of
colonial investment and numerically too small a people to be
feared, are unhampered by the
unjust suspicions which have
darkened first British and now
American world leadership.
This was why, in 1953, the
Canadian Prime Minister, Louis
St. Laurent, while on an official
visit, could in speaking to thc
Parliament of India defend United States foreign policy and call
the United States the most generous world leader on record without fear of being misunderstood.
Last October, in Moscow, the
Canadian Secretary of State,
Lester Pearson, was equally outspoken in his defense and interpretation of thc big neighbor.
Canadians with their American friends knew some of these
things. A critic once likened this
desire for recognition from the
big partner to that of a good little
child wanting more attention.
I suppose it is natural that a
-mall people growing up under
the shadow of the most powerful
nation on earth should wish to be
rid of an indifference no longer docs believe in free enterprise; or
! justified   by   the   logic   of  facts : that England does not'own Can-
and events. i ad.i,   which   is   an   independent
Canadians although they democracy governed by the elec-
look, live, and talk like Ameri- ted representatives of thc people;
cans, do  not  always  think  like   or   that   the   federal   capital   is
not London,  but  Ottawa.
It is not hard, however, to
understand American confusion
over Canada's relationship to
Britinn. The Canadian habit of
referring to paying taxes to their
own government as "paying taxes
to the Crown" is misleading.
Canada pays no taxes'to Britain.
Similarly, Elizabeth II is not.
Queen of Canada only because
.she is Queen of England — to
Canadians this symboli7.es the
continuity of their own evolution—bat also because she is the
Iriends, Canadian statesmen head of the voluntary association
would not be forced to state thai of free peoples called the Corn-
Canada does not believe in social- monwealth, of which Canada is
ism or communism,  and that it   an active and influential member.
Americans. I believe it would
be protection for the wonderful
partnership if more Americans
could realize that if there were
no areas of honest disagreement,
a numerically small nation which
is the best of all answers to
charges of American imperialism:
and that to disagree with the
United Stales i.s not necessarily
the same thing as agreeing with
any other country.
Then,  too,   perhaps   if  Americans knew more about their be>t
The Ubyssey is soliciting short, readable articles,
suitable for publication on this page, from interested students. See the Editor in the Publication Board
Offices. North Brock Basement. THE UBYSSEY^
Artsman Turns
To Engineering
As heshmen storm the main doors oi' the Engineering building, desparate Sciencemen resort to fire hoses.
Temporarily repulsed, Frosh returned to overwhelm the
harried Redshirts.
Redmen - Frosh
To Tangle Saturday
Engineers—the   robin   red   breasts   of   the   campus—will
once again clash with Freshmen at half-time  in  Saturday's
football game.
1500 Will Go
To Commerce
Night Classes
Faculty of Commerce this season expects to offer business
courses to an estimated 1500
students, Dean Macphee stated
The Faculty consists of eight
departments, including a diploma and certificate branch which
will offer the extra-curricular
courses to the night students.
Former school of commerce
was officially declared the Faculty of Commerce by the Senate
June 1 this year.
Elevation to the faculty level
climaxes more than 25 years of
expansion during which it progressed from a department within the faculty of arts and science
to its present status.
According to Dean Macphee,
administration difficulties and
clashes in policy with the larger
faculty were the main reasons
behind the reorganization.
He explained that increased
.specialization in modern business necessitated more specialization in the teaching of commerce.
The new faculty ranks fourth
in student membership on the
campus and is the largest school
cf  commerce in^Canada.
The two bodies will take part
in a cheering contest at half time.
Judgement will be passed on the
most enthusiastic and orderly
cheers, by two well-known campus deans.
Sections have been reserved
for both the frosh and the engineers but stadium officials have
not stated if they will be widely
They will vie for a "Grand
Prix" which today still goes unnamed.
The Pep Club in charge of the
affair has advised that the cheering session will be limited for
both groups.
Another chance for the frosh
to show their physical prowess
will be the tug-o-war. This will
be only 20 minutes long and will
take place on the turf.
Drum majorettes will be out in
full force for the affair. Beanies,
buttons and 'B' cards will be
sold to the freshmen outside the
"This is the last chance for the
Frosh to show their physical and
vocal supremacy," one official
This may come as a shock
to ardent artsmen, but some
men have life-long dreams of
becoming engineers.
Such is the case of Jeffrey
Der Shing Liang, who at the
age of 40, enrolled this year in
first year applied science.
Chinese consul in Vancouver
for three and one-half years
and vice-consul at Seattle and
San Francisco for nine years
previously, Mr. Liang claims
he is "looking   younger   and
Sun Gives
Course To
The Vancouver Sun has instituted a training plan for Ubyssey staffers.
The cream of the Ubyssey
crop— as many as 30 people—
will be taken in hand by experienced Sun staffers during the
next two months, and instructed
in the finer points of journalism.
Pubsters who complete thc
Sun course will' be eligible for
jobs on the newspaper next
summer. Tweive Summer replacement positions must be filled, Sun City Editor Earl Smith
The training program will consist of actual journalistic experience. Pubsters will work in
various editorial departments, on
the Sun rewrite desk, and on
assignments as part of their training.
An organized meeting will be
held today at noon in the Publications Board's North Brock
basement headquarters. Sun
staffer Barry Broadfoot will be
on hand to explain details of the
Ubyssey staffers old and new
should attend. New reporters
are still welcome.
feeling younger" since his lifelong ambition is now in sight.
An honors graduate in diplomacy from the National
Cheng Chi University in Chung
King in 1940, he majored in
political science because "I
felt at that time (during the
war) I could be of more service to my country."
But he added, "Science has
always been my main interest
since high school days when
it was emphasized in the
schools because of a great need
for engineers."
What field of engineering?
"All fields, I haven't definitely decided yet. But the
choice will be between chemical or electrical engineering
or engineering physics."
After having closed his
books for over ten years, Mr.
Liang took Chem 101 and
Math 101 at thc summer session of UBC this year, "on the
advice of the Dean, to see if I
would be encouraged enough
to continue or discouraged en-
Field House
Aids Sales
Of Text Books
Field house will remain open
as book supply headquarters until 5 o'clock this afternoon, an
official stated  yesterday.
J. A. Hunter, supervisor of
the University Book Store stated
in an interview Thursday that
books will go on sale in the book
store adjacent to the bus stop
tomorrow morning.
The move was necessitated by
the fact that first classes in the
field house are scheduled to begin tomorrow morning.
In Math
Does anyone know where
there is $100,000?
If so, there is one man on the
campus who wants to see you.
Dean McPhee, head of the department of commerce today is
looking for a little cash to buy
a "moron" for the university.
The "moron" or electronic
computor as it is known to mathematicians, already has a definite place at UBC.
Mathematics 320 and 501
courses require such a machine,
also known as an electronic
Extension department plans
also include a computer which
could be used in many fields.
Large electronic "brains" can
cast as much as $1,000,000. The
$100,000 needed by Dean Macphee only buys a miniature
Enrollment  7,393
Says   Registrar
Registration has reached the
7,393 mark, associate registrar
J. A. Parnall said Thursday.
Approximately 150 tsudents
registered late, and 30 have
dropped out, Mr. Parnall said.
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He also fell that UBC and
other member universities
should have notice and information on ihe chosen plan
which he has since submitted
to "impartial" insurance *id-
■ visors for approval.
Local advisors did not encourage this plan.
However, at the request of
Mr. Pickett, Beck will submit the policy to actuarial examination for approval.
He added that any student
is free to purchase the policy
through personal contact with
company officials.
'Lover' Farce
On Stage
Fri., Monday
Players Club will stage their
14th showing of "Her Science-
man Lover" today and Monday
at 12.30 noon in thc University
The play, this year under the
direction of Peter Brockington,
was written by exlUBC student
Eric "Jabez" Nicol. It returns
annually as the first production
of the campus thesbians.
Playing the leading role of
Joe Beef, the scienceman, in the
"Arts Plays Scienceman" production is Norm Young. Co-
starring as the sweet, young Cassandra is Janice Beairsto.
Also included in the cast are
Richard Owen as Professor Brackish, Danica D'Hondt as Aunt
Nellie, Marian Poggemillar as
Cynthia, Dave Hughes as Uncle
John and Walter Shynkaryk as
"Potter" the butler.
Admission for both performances is 25 cents.
ough to stop, I received first
class marks in both and I am
encouraged." He added quickly, "but I see a hard grind
ahead." .
Before his appointment as
vice-consul in Seattle in 1943,
Mr. Laing served between
1040 and 1943 as assistant to
the director of Eastern Asian
Affairs in China. He left hie
parents, two brothers and two
sisters behind in Chung King
when he left for the United
States and has not heard from
them in six years. "I have no
idea what happened to them,"
he said.
"For many years I have
waited for the opportunity to
study applied science. But
one thing after another seemed to crop up to prevent it.
Now at last I can go ahead.
It's a wonderful feeling."
Tie Sat
The Tie Bar it back for
another year. It promises to be
a bigger year than ever, packed
with sensational Tie Bar exposes, thought-provoking articles, pithy sayings, songs, snappy
patter, and minstrel-show repartee. In addition, there'll be
plugs for our sponsor inserted
in such a painless and winning way that you'll be obliged
to buy the ties we're trying to
Here's just a sample of what's
in store for the coming year:
Next week, a daring expose
on WUS President Lynda Gates,
and the all-night collage-cheese
orgies in her West Eighth apartment. Read tho biasing stoiy
that tho Ubyssey didn't daro
_. Thought-provoking Articles:
Slated for early February, a
thoughtful, provocative pioco
entitled, "Will C. D. Howo Go
Back To Repairing Bicycles?"
Tho answer may shock you, but
it will never disgust you.
Pithy Sayings: Those will bo
inserted from time to time, lo
add a dash of fun to tho proceedings. Rousing linos like
"don't yell through tho screen-
door, Mother, you'll strain your
voice," will be used repeatedly.
Snappy Patter: Mirth-inspiring diaioque, designed to amuit
tho whole family, will also bo
included. Tho following is just
a single example of thegigglos
in store for you:
"Will you join me in a cup
of coffee?"
"Do you think there's room
enough for both of us?"
There'll be other, too, just
as funny.
New songs will be published
in this column too, if space permits. First project will be a
substitute for "George Drew
Knows My Father," needless to
say we're betting on George
Hees for the Tory leadership.
Have you ever tried to sing
"John Diefenbaker knows my
And in adition, we'll do our
best to induce the menfolk to
invest in Tie Bar ties. The
Tie Bar shop, at 712 West
Pender, is run by genial Doug
Hillyer, who knows more about
ties than Ralph Chetwynd does
about hats. This week, he's
pushing regimental stripes,
which make every man look
like an imperialist.
Until next Friday, then. TOTEMS
Students who have not picked up
their 1956 TOTEMS, present your
receipt at the AMS Office TODAY.
National Reformers
Knock Bennett.Hitler
A new campus political party,
dedicated to abolition of all Com-
Imonwealth and Empire ties, has
issued   as   its   first   pronouncement   a   pamphlet   compairing
j Social Credit campaign tactics to
those used by Adolph Hitler.
The pamphlet issued by the
National Reform Party, refers to
Premier W. A. C. Bennett as a
"new demagogue," and compares the Socred election campaign
to those waged by Adolph Hitler in the 1920's and 1930's.
Hitler used "tricky political
slogans" like 'Work and Bread
For All' to woo the voters, the
pamphlet states. "But I doubt if
Hitler would have had the audacity to compare any of his
tricky political victories to a
monumental document such as
the Magna Carta," the writer
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come out to the next practice.
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(The Premier, hailing the September 19 Socred Victory, was
quoted as saying, "this is the
most important victory, for the
common man since the Magna
"Bennett, ever since his coming into power, is constantly
trying to pull the wool over people's eyes; and according to
past election results, he is doing just that. We should not for
a moment take our eyes off the
Premier; we should not be fooled by the halo he is wearing,"
the pamphlet stats.
Next Week
Leaders of all organizations
on the campus have been invited
to a special leadership conference to be held at Camp Elphin-
stone early next month.
Object of the meeting, AMS
president Don Jabour points out,
is to discuss current campus
problems, to provide guidance
in leadership and to generate interest and spirit in activities for
the coming year.
The parley will be held October 5, 6 and 7 at one of the most
beautiful camp sites in the province.
Group discussion's with faculty
participation will highlight the
gathering and there will be time
out for recreation in a spirit of
campus kinship.
Delegates will leave Vancouver late Friday afternoon, Oct.
7. Transportation by boat to
Camp Elphinstone, food and accommodation for the weekend
are included in the registration
fee of $4.
Committee making arrangements for the conference want
the registration forms left at
AMS headquarters in Brock Hall
as soon as possible.
UBC's new College of Education has attracted approximately 200 students from other
university faculties.
Although   Education   students
are required to take no langu
age courses, Math 100 and English 100 are compulsory.
Courses are offered in child
psychology, scientific teaching
methods, importance of audiovisual aids, speech practise, and
the history of teaching.
Dean Scarfe stresses that individual instruction and practice teaching are the most valuable aids ia turning out first-
rate teachers.
Dark Horse
Politico To
Visit UBC
A "dark horse" candidate for
the nomination as leader of the
Federal Progressive-Conservative Party will speak on the UBC
campus October 5.
George Hees, Conservative
MP for Toronto-Broadview will
address students in F and G 100,
Friday noon. His visit is sponsored by the campus Conservative Club.
The handsome ex-Argonaut
football player became a choice
for the Tory leadership when
the retirement of George Drew
was announced September 25.
Hees acted as Federal party organizer from 1953 to 1955. and
built up grass roots organizations in Manitoda and Alberta.
He was also instrumental in
healing the 1954 rift between
B. C. Tory leader Deane Finlayson and the then Federal
leader,  George  Drew.
Campus Conservative leader
Terry O'Brian also announced
that Tom Bell, MP for St. Johns,
New Brunswick, will appear at
Club Day November 4.
Mr. Bell, who scored one of
the largest voting upsets in Federal election history in 1953, will
help campus Tories sign up members at their booth in the Armoury  October 4.
Mr. Bell, who is National
President of the Young Conservatives Association, is in B.C on
an organizational tour.
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To Help Expansion
URS Prepares
For Winter
One of the most extensive
public relations programs in the
history of the University Radio
Society will get underway this
"UBC Digest", a recorded
commentary on campus life, will
be broadcasted over a dozen
B. C. radio stations this winter.
The 15-minute series which
began four years ago will report
all university netos plus special
feature highlights.
This program, originally designed for university students,
has been helpful to Frosh in
orientating them to campus life.
Radsoc's noon hour program
this year will supply a new sort
of music to varsity listeners who
frequent Brock.
Popular, instrumental and vocal records will be featured in
place of the present trend of
"rock 'n roll,"" one spokesman
Students are going to have to
resign themselves to walking
at most, two blocks to classes,
Buildings and Grounds superintendent Hughes said Thursday.
"It is not that we are trying
to penalize or deprive them of
anything that is rightfully
theirs," he said.
"There is not room in the main
parking lot for the 300 cars
coming daily to this campus,"
he said, and added that students
must face reality as his department has done.
He said his department has
provided ample space for these
cars behind the Wesbrook and
Biological Sciences buildings.
Although it may be a change
that many students will not welcome, it is the only solution to
the expansion problems on this
Mr. Hughes pointed out that
many other universities did not
alow students to park in such
close proximity to the university
"It is little enough for students to do to help the university
with its problems," he said.
When asked if there was any
hope of a tiered parking lots
such as in downtown area, Mr.
Hughes explained the cost would
be "too much,' since is would be
a non-profit proposition.
A   good  chunk  of   the   main
The UBC . Olympic Rowing
Crew needs a Manager immediately. Phone Ted Dubberley,
MA. 7928.
Cashier-Typist for the Alma
Mater Society office in Brock
Hall. A student's wife is acceptable. Please contact Allan Thackray, Treasurer, in the AMS office, or phone him at ALma
Wanted, Ride for 8.30 lectures at Law School, from Pt.
Grey Rd., between Dunbar and
Collingwood; Contact Kathy
Sanjean in 3rd year Law or
phone CE. 5206 evenings.
parking lot has been taken up
with a temporary College of
Education building.
By next fall, a new Education
building is expected to be constructed which will take up the
whole area.
Consessions have been made to
students to park alqng the East
Mall,' expect in front of the
Mr. Hughes told of the university's plan for the future parking problem where students
would park in one spot, perhaps
well up into the farm area, and
would ride to classes on a shuttle
Questioned about faculty
seniority in parking areas, Mr.
Mignes stated: "it is the policy oi
this university to give faculty
members priority in parking."
Another change is the one
made in parking fines.
In former years, the first offense warranted $2, the second
$5, and the third $7. From there
on, in you were doomed to bank-
Now the fine is a permanent
one dollar with more effective
measures to effect penalty.
"Tickets will no longer be a
joke around here" said Hughes,
who added that the new plan
is foolproof. It may mean no
graduation to a evasive offender.
Engineers, Pep Club To Dante
Splash, With Frosh Under Moon
A mass assault will take place on the gym parking lot
and swimming pool tonight . . . and if everything turns
out as planned it will be under the light of a full moon.
Wanted, Riders for a car pool,
from 15th St. in West Van., for
8:30 lectures. Contact Brian at
WA.   2-2576.
Wanted: Men to win prizes in
Handicap competition Monday
nights at 7:30 p.m. at Tom Tothill Billiards, on Broadway, just
off Alma.
Wanted: Ride from 28th and
Dunbar for 8.30's. Phone Jev, at
CHerry 4346.
Expert Typing done at home.
Phone CEdar 5607.
Wanted ride from 26th and
Cambie for 8.30 lectures, Monday, Friday, Saturday, also, if
convenient. Phone Louise at EM
Ride wanted from Victoria
Drive and Parker for 8.30 lectures. Please phone Marge at
HAstings 9148-L.
To feed a one year old '55
Buick. between New Westminster area and UBC. Phone John
Petrunia, LA.  1.-8029.
One Parker Fountain Pen on
Main Mall. Name David Pears
printed on it.
Tom Tothill Billiards, the finest enuipment. Broadway, just
off Alma.
West Point Grey United Church
Young People's Union will be at
home to all University students
on Sept. 30, after evening service, 8th and Tolmie Sts. Everyone welcome.
Electric   stove,   cheap.   Phone
Mrs. Hill, KE. 4086.
Frosh   second-hand     first-vear
texts. From Brian at WA. 2-2576.
Sponsored by the Pep Club and
the Engineers' Undergraduate
Society, a bonfire will light up
the sky from the parking lot
near Memorial Gym.
Couple hour later the guests
stuffed with marshmallows, hot-
dogs and other assorted goodies
wil be splashing in the waters
of the swiming pool.
Pep Club and EUS officials are
expecting a crowd of at least
1000"to be in atendance.
A typical hobo-hop, the bonfire
rally is scheduled to get underway at 6:30, followed by the
splash and later a dance in the
gym's main foyer.
Thunderbird's coach Frank
Gnup, his team, the cheerleaders
and the engineers' band will
lead in a singing and provide
Frosh admission wil be 25c.
Others will be charged 50 cents.
That is for the dance and splash
party only. There will be no
price tag on the bonfire, which is
sponsored by the V.O.C.
Tenders  Open
Today  For
Arts  Building
Tenders will be opened today
for the construction of a new
arts building adjacent to the women's gymnasium.
The estimated $2,000,000
structure will be built on the
site of the "old tennis courts.
Workers this week cleared the
trees and started demolishing the
concrete courts.
Architects for the building
are Sharp, Thompson, Berwick
and Pratt.
Deadline set for last Monday
was increased to give more contractors an opportunity to bid on
the job.
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for Ladies and  Gentlemen
Gowns and Hoods
Double breasted suits
modernized   in   the   new
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The 1957 TOTEM, the finest book ever
published at UBC. Nearly 400 pages packed with all the campus events-the great
moments in sports-the zany doing of
student organizations-the social whirl—
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and mixed brown. Ceylonian Bishop
Will Speak Today
"The Awakening of Asia" will
be the subject of an address by
Bishop Lakdasa DeMel, Friday,
12.30, in Arts 100.
Bishop DeMel, Anglican Bishop of Kurumagala, Ceylon, is
speaking under the sponsorship
of the campus United Nations
With the opening of the Department of Asiatic Studies at
the university, greater interest
in Asian affairs has been shown.
Bishop DeMel's speech should
serve to stimulate this interest.
Frosh Prexy
Come To Pub!
All candidates for the Frosh
presidency are asked to appear
at the Ubyssey newsroom today
at noon if they want their statement published in Tuesday's
Editorial Board has announced
that pictures of the incumbents
will be taken and published in
the same issue.
Seconders are asked to appear
with the candidates and will be
required to issue the statements
on their clients'  behalf.
Everybody loves the Engineers! UBC Players Club will
attempt to prove this dubious thesis Thursday noon, with
the presentation of "Her Sciencement Lover." The Eric
Nicol farce has become an annual feature of Frosh
Week, and any Redshihrt will tell you that the happy
situation pictured above is a typical one, ocuring with
numbing frequency. For a rousing insight into the sex-life
of UBC, Frosh are urged to attend the Thursday noon
performance in the Auditorium.
Orientation Drama
Reaches Climax
Hoards  of  red  shirts  and  soggy,  grass-flecked  frosh all
add up to a successful orientation.
The   general   opinion
of the
first year students was that they
were having a lot of fun in spite
of thc engineers.
There were some, however,
who felt that the proceedings
could and did go too far. The
majority who expressed this idea
were freshettes who had almost
lost their clothes along with
whatever dignity they had.
Such thoughts were shared by
the milder sex, who had spent
some time in the stocks or being
chained to anything that was
Opinions, however, were divided regarding the support
given to the orientation program.
Darrell Roberts,  Education 1,
Turner felt that tiie activities had
been well supported by other
freshettes. like herself.
They, too, felt that the cloak-
and-dagger actors who did not
display the required apparel
should be stiffly penalized.
Idea that orientation be completely abolished met with the
disapproval of both sexes.
There were some, foolhardy or
brave, who refused to dress up
and attempted to bluff their
way through.
These freshmen incognito accepted the idea as a challenge to
| their  ability   to   appear   as   un-
j frosh as possible.
j     But some bad actors paid the
, ,   ,.   ,       . , „        | full price for their few moments
thought  that  not enough Frosh j     , „. „ ,
i    i    •        .1    •                . oi giory.
had given their support. | : .	
Most male freshmen agreed
with him but added that the
penalty for thc non-conformists
should  be stiffened.
Because thc most unfortunate
victims were female, Miss Susan
Democracy' Meet
Planned  By Jabour
AMS President, Don Jabour,
took his first step to bring Students' Council "back to the people" Thursday.
Thc President announced that
the first of a promised series of
"out-inthe-open" Council meetings is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3.
In his election campaign last
Fall, Jabour charged that Student Council was an "ivory
tower", out of contact with student opinion.
He promised to bring Council'
activities into closer contact with
student opinion.
The first "open" meeting will
be held Wednesday afternoon,
from 3.30 to 5.30 p.m. in the
Brock Hall Double Committee
Room. The Committee Room
has a capacity of over $00 people.
All Council meetings, of
course, are open to students,
Jabour said, but since they are
held in a smaller Committee
room on Monday evenings, few
students bother to attend.
Not all meetings will be held
under "open" conditions, however. Council meets once a
week, but afternoon meetings
will be held once a month.
"We hope the convenient hour
of the meeting will attract a lot
of students," Jabour said.
Topics to be placed on the
agenda of the meeting are not
decided yet, Jabour said. However, the agenda will probably
include discussion of the demands UBC will make for
NFCUS reform at the forthcoming conference in Montreal, and
presentation of the annual budget by AMS Treasurer Al Thackray. The budget must be approved at the Fall General Meeting  October  16.
Other probable agenda items
will be: A report by First Member at large Kathy Archibald
on progress of plans for UBC's
November 3 Home-coming celebration;
Report of a committee investigating the possibility of increased student representation
on University Administration
A final agenda will be published in Tuesday's Ubyssey.
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Need For
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Need for graduate foresters
has forced UDC's Department of
Forestry to slacken its entrance
Original requirements were
not realistic, Dr. R. \V. Wollwnod,
head of the department, stated
It has been found that students entering forestry with all
Ihe basic requirements did just
as well as those who didn't have
them, he said.
The change will also benefit
^.■Indents from outside the province wlio were not prepared far
lorcstry al   UBC.
Dr.  Wellwood  hastened  to say
that   this  change   will   not   effect
■* llie flifficultv of'the course.    ' "
All textbooks are now on sale in the FIELD HOUSE,
immediately south of Brock Hall.
This FAST SERVICE Centre closes September 29th
. .  . avoid the rush, get your books today!
Operated by the
RICHIE  EUSTIS   (Quarterback)
These nine and two others
are the starting line-up for
the Birds on Saturday.
Missing are (guards Oscar
Kreulziger and Doug Knight.
UBC rugger coach Albert
Laithwaite will hold a rugger
scrimmage today at 3.30 betide the East wall of the War
Memorial Gym. All those interested in playing please turn
out as players are needed to
make up a team to go on an
East Coast tour in the spring.
BRUCE EAGLE (Right Half)
The Women's Intramural Managers will hold a meeting
Friday noon, in the Women's Gym, for the purpose of organizing the intramural program for the fall. First on the
schedule will be volley-ball and basketball.
# * 9ft
The first women's grass-hockey practice of the season
will take place Friday, 3:30, on the playing field behind Brock.
All girls interested in forming a team, please attend. This
practice will lead up to a practice game at Connaught Park,
2:00 p.m. Saturday.
*f* *r *r
Men's Swimming practices will commence this Monday
afternoon, 5:30 in the Empire Pool, under coaching of Peter
Lusztig. For the remainder of the year, all practices are to
be held Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the same time.
Cricketers Vie
To Lead League
Varsity Cricket Club meets Kerrisdale at Brockton tomorrow to wind up the 1956 cricket season. The game is an important one since the team has to win to tie Vancouver Rowing Club for first place in  competition for the Fyfe-Smith
UBC Soccer
Preps For
Big Season
Coach Ed Luckett has been
putting his Varsity Thunderbird
Eleven through gruelling training sessions in preparation for
the opening of the Mainland
Senior Soccer League on Oct. 6.
"We have a very strong team,"
says Luckett, "although it is
hard to replace several important positions vacated by graduates."
With the return of Ceely, Ashdown and Green, who have been
playing Pacific Coast League
Soccer this summer, Luckett
said the Varsity club should bej
a powerful contender in the lea- ■
gue this fall. j
An event that Luckett's boys!
are getting in top shape for is,
the trip to California on Nov. i
ember 3 to play the University,
of California.
Gnupmen Seeking
First League Win
Rowing Club leads the series
at present with four wins out of
four games played while Varsity,
their closest rival, has won three
and lost one.
Standings could well be evened j
up tomorrow, however, as the j
Oarsmen face the powerful
Brockton Point team while Varsity meets the lowly Kerrisdale
Club. In the event of a tie the
winner of the shield will be
decided on  team average.
The Occasionals, another UBC
team consisting of Faculty members and. graduates, placed
seventh in the league in their
first season of play. The Undergraduate team also placed
A large crowd is expected to
see the game at Brockton Point
tomorrow since it is the only
game students will be able to
University of British Columbia Thunderbirds will open
their 1956 Evergreen Conference football schedule at
home this season when coach
Frank Gnup leads his Birds
onto the grid iron for a Saturday afternoon encounter with
Pacific Lutheran College.
As always in Evergreen play,
the Birds will enter the contest
as underdogs. The Lutes, second
place finishers last season, are
a perennial football power.
While the Gnupmen were
trying to hold the surprisingly
tough Western Ontario Mustangs last Saturday, the Taco-
mens squeezed out a tight 19-19
tie in an exhibition game with
the College of Puget Sound Loggers and as a result are sporting
a no win, no loss, one tie season
Pacific Lutheran Coach Marv
Harshman has a solid starting
backfield with all four posts filled by returning lettermen. In
the quarterback position, Tommy Gilmer, who came into his
own as a sophomore last year.
is expected to have ano'her
great season. He has already
proved himself to be a good field
general when he combined with
baseball star Ron Storaasli in the
last minute of Saturdays game to
come up with two hair-raising
scoring passes . . . one for 31
yards and the final for 63 to
null the Lutes even with C.P.S.
Glen Nusbaum and John
Fromm are the two returning
halfbacks while Jack Newhart-
showing   outstanding   form   on
both offense and defense last
Saturday, will fill the Fullback
It is reported that their ace
guard 215 pound Walt Fitzpat-
rick sustained a severly sprained
ankle in the opener and will be
out of action against the Thunderbirds.
Height, weight and inexperience characterize the Lutheran
line with only four veterans reporting back. The Lutes brain
trusts hope to uncover some
bench strength in the Bird game.
Coach Frank Gnup is having
his troubles too. Jackie Henwood is suffering from a sore
foot and it is only a 50-50 chance
that he will start at his fullback
spot. Ian Stewart will probably
start at left end but he won't be
playing to full capacity because
of leg injuries.
Richie Eustis won himself the
starting role at quarterback this
week on the basis of his performance in the Paraplegic Bowl
contest. Bruce Eagle and Donn
Spence will round out the back-
field spots.
The line will be almost the
same aggregation that took the
field last Saturday with the only
change, the possibility of Chuck
Kules filling in for Henwood.
Gnup has nominated Bruce
Mason to take the center position in case the move is inevitable. However tbere is one big
change in the line from last
week. All the players have another game of badly needed experience  under  their belts.
The Birds chance of pulling an
upset seems to lie in whether they
can come up with a defence,
something  which  proved  to  be
the big reasop v/hy they lost to
Western Ontario. It can be expected that the Gnupmen's strong
offense will hold Pacific Luther*
an in check and provide the base
for a big "Gnupset."
Birds Get
Thunderbirds, besides sporting
a new offense before the Evergreen Conference teams, will
also have new sweaters.
A conference rule this year is
that all teams playing at home
must wear white sweaters while
the visiting squad must have a
dark contrasting color.
The Evergreen Conference
committee also changed the numbering system. (Incidentally, if
you didn't know, there is a system where the different positions must have certain numbers). For the new season, all
quarterbacks must wear a number in the teens, fullbacks in the
twenties, halfbacks in the thirties and forties, centres in the
fifties, guards in the sixties, tackles in the seventies and ends in
the eighties.
*     *     *
A late report from the P.R.O
office includes some vital statistics on the Pacific Lutheran College Gladiators.
The Lutes are sporting a line
that averages 230 pounds and
6' 3" in height. However, the
backfield compares more reasonably with the Birds, each averaging about 175 pounds and 5'
9". However, experience is the
big advantage for any team and i
it is quite evident that the Gladiators hold the edge here.


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