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Noo. 36
KissofF For Quick Kiss
Nurse Suspended
For Mid-day Kiss
A Vancouver General Hospital student nurse has been
suspended for kissing her boy-friend in broad daylight.
The "kissing" incident resulted in the girl's suspension
Tanuary 11 from all classes for two weeks.
UBC nurses studying at the General Hospital report that
the suspension' has brought the student body there "up in
Students there said they would strike unless given some
say in future disciplinary action.
Upon taking a telephone poll of other student nurses, The
Ubyssey discovered that:
The punishment is not in accordance with the crime.
Such severe penalties should only be imposed for infractions of actual nursing behaviour.
Student-administration relations have been deteriorating for the last six months.
The Hospital authorities are very "inconsistant" in
their discipline.
The "kissing" incident and other unspecified past
incidents should be dealt with by the nurses' Student Council.
The Council is reportedly seeking legal advice on
their exact rights under the existing student constitution.
When contacted by Ubyssey staffers, most girls were .glad
to give their views. Obviously, the majority of them feel very
strongly about the situation.
(Some 83 of the more than 500 student nurses in residence
at the General are UBC students and are subject to the Hospital's discipline).
(University regulations state that student behaviour is
the responsibility of the individual. Infractions of the AMS
code can bring UBC students up before the Student Discipline
The Hospital's Public Relations Department Director said:
"the young lady involved had admitted her unseemly behaviour."
"She had been warned before," he said.
"A kiss is a kiss and is harmless up to a point," said the
"But when this kind of thing is going on in the broad daylight strong objections can be taken," he said.
A student councillor today said, "we are not asking this girl
be re-instated. We are asking that we be allowed to help redraft the rule book so that we will have everything down in
black and white. Right now, there are too many inconsistan-
cies in disciplinary measures."
She went on to say that the "kissing" incident would be
used as a springboard to a revision of all rules concerning
student discipline.
—Ubyssey Photo by Brian Johnston.
YOUNG STREETWALKERS mob lady Ubyssey renorter who offers the call-boys money
for information for her story. She gets her  salary for the story, plus tips. ;j|«
Vicious  Call  Boy  Racket
Flourishes At University
The University of B. C. is riddled with call-boys.
This "shocking." state of affairs was uncov ered by Ubyssey reported today.
The entire staff of reporters in teams of  two were sent to many well-known club rooms
throughout the campus to investigate the call- boy situation.
Each reporter was instructed   — ; 77-7; : ~
Brash Jack Webster, the voice of CKNW's City Mike,
will probe B.C.'s political morality noon today in the
He has been a powerful critic of the Social Credit
His topic is: "Political Morality — Who Cares?"
j        Come if you care.
to pose in club lounges as a
voluptuous  female.
Many reported that wi1,:n
minutes call boys gathered
around "her."
The wihole thing was completely in the open. Very little
attempt was made on behalf of
the boys to be subtle. At no
time was a phone used to establish contact.
Only one reporter found he
needed  a  contact.
In this case it was a password which he stumbled upon
quite unexpectically.
In attempting to strike up a
conversation he said (in a faked
soprano voice) "Have you written your MLA?"
Immediately a $5 bill was
pressed into his hand with a
note  attached reading:
Alone—A stranger in Town?
See  Jack.
It was Jack who handed "her"
the note.
Local commissioners seem to
be content with things as they
Their attitude is one of "what
I don't see I don't know."
Well—The Ubyssey saw and
the Ubyssey knowp.
Should   these  people   be   al-
moral activity on the campus?
Or should the money be
handed over to the UBC development  fund?
As one reporter stated "arresting call boys on a vagrancy
charge is not the answer—they
mlake too much money.
"This could have an affect on
the public's attitude toward the
role of the university in the
community" stateda n Extension Department official.
"At a time when the university itself is soliciting funds
any unfavorable publicity would
in the long run, if not immediately have a detrimental affect
in the fund raising campaigns,
both student and faculty, currently being carried out on behalf of university expansion
and financial recovery" according to administration officials.
"We don't want the public,
the life blood of our institution
to question the purpose of the
last year's development fund
camjpaign, he said.
One Building and grounds
official  commented:
"It's time a lot Of things on
this campus were craeked wide
lowed to reap the fruits of im- open.
- "The fight against the fee-increase is now in high-gear."
These words of AMS President Chuck Connaghan describes the camjpaign as it now
Connaghan said he has had
a request from the North Shore
PTA to tell the group about
the proposed fee increase.
"This  shows   that   downtown
groups are aware of the needs
(Continued on Page 3)
Students' Council members
Monday agreed to incorporate
their views on the possible
major tuition fee increase in a
Ubyssey guest editorial.
Editorial, composed by
Treasurer John Helliwell, appeared on Page Two of Thursday's Ubyssey. PAGE TWO
Friday, January 16, 1959
'     non iIIfgitimos carborundum
Authorized as second class mail by Post Office Department, Ottawa
Published three times a week throughout the University year
in Vancouver by the Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society,
University of B.C. Editorial opinions expressed are those of the
Editorial Board of The Ubyssey and not necessarily those of the
Alma Mater Society or the University^ B.C.
Telephones: Editorial offices, AL. 4404; Locals 12, 13 and 14;
Business offices, AL. 4404; Local 15.
Managing Editor, Al Forrest      City Editor, Kerry Feltham
CUP Editor, Judy Frain Chief  Photographer,   Colin Landie
Editor, Special Editions,    Rosemary Kent-Barber
Reporters and Desk: Judy   Frain,   Allan   Chernov,   Barb
Biely, Barbara Hansen,  Wendy   Barr.
Today this space concerns the rights and responsibilities
of editorial writers.
It is occasioned by a visit payed us recently.
A few days ago the editorial offices of The Ubyssey
played host to an irate group of committeemen.
They disagreed with the opinions stated in an editorial
die previous day. It had a deleterious effect on their well-
being as a committee. "Down-town would read it," they said,
"and not give them the money they needed."
They wanted "something done", a retraction made.
What they didn't realize was that an editor of a paper
may have a perfectly sincere and straightforward state of
mind which seems cynically perverse to'most people, or have
a good-humouredly contemptuous or profoundly pitiful attitude which seems to him'validly heroic or venerable.
And that it is the editor's right to present his state of
mind in his paper if he so wishes.
This is the essence of this apology:
That if an editor is responsible to the public for the
■whole news content of his paper, the one place in which he
can present sn opinion is in his editorial space.
In this space he- is responsible on-ty to himself.
•    He should  not  have  to  worry about losing  money  by
treading toes; he .is presenting, even to the discomfort of the
objects of his editorials, his own opinion.
.Without- this right,, a principal girder in the - democratic
structure, our "way of life" would be severely weakened.
And a Student newspaper should be the last place in
which democratic rights should be encroached upon.
Reds' Aim: "Dictatorship
By The Working  Class"
Buss Stop
A Vancouver General Hospital nurse-in-training kissed
,gpodbye to her lessons Tuesday when hospital authorities
found she had kissed her gentleman friend on the steps of the
nurses' residence in full daylight.
We think this is pretty, damn, silly.
Likes Engineers
The Ubyssey.
Dear Sir,
It was with some pain that
I remarked the context in
which the engineers had* been
introduced into the argument
about God and Physics.
A picture was' drawn of
Shrum, swathed in white linen, and of ten thousand chanting engineers kneeling at his
con^mtand. How is that for
prejudice? Why riot ten thousand grinning artsmen? After
all, Shrum teaches artsmen
The argument-had been going along quite well when it
was felt that somebody should
be made to kneel before
Shrum. So, drag in the engineers. I think that this attitude is mostly without reason.
It coincides with a cast of
thought that considers engineers to be morons, really. Such
ideas clearly derive from shallow bias and superficial thinking; thanking along the same
lines as boat which substitutes
■ derogatory remarks on John
Foster Dulles for knowledge"
about- peHttes; and- iwhieh
prompts   people   to   "criticize
American Cadillacs from the
pulpits of their English bicycles."
It is reasonable that some
people (not necessarily the author of t h e previous letter)
will seek to cover up their own
inadequacy by pretending to
look down on engineers. Cinderella's sisters did not like
Cinderella because they realized they were inferior to her,
in all respects except clothes.
In the same way, certain
students, after dabbling around
for four years acquiring a
foggy idea of nothing, seize
upon their total ignorance
about a transit as a point of
superiority over engineers.
Nobody says engineers are
perfect. (Some are, but not
all.) But even the miost patient
of us are becoming a little
tired of being carped at by
silly artsmen who do not even
know their arts from a hole
in the ground.
I repeat, the above remarks
are not directed personally at
Mr. Crawford, but against the
spurious, anti-engineer, superiority complex that we meet
(This is the fi*si of a Ubyssey series of articles by
Graduate Education Student
Ron Faris dealing with communism, socialism and Christianity. Today Mr. Faris discusses the history of the
Communist party and its
A last minute broadcast by
Nigel Morgan, Provincial Leader of the LPP Communists,
urged his minions to vote
CCF in the Rossland-Trail by-
election. The Trail Times attacked the CCF editorially for
this support, and at the same
time leiusea to accept an aa-
vertisement from the CCF candidate repudiating the support.
As a result of this "Kiss of
Death" the CCF lost by a
lew, hundred  votes.
Why did the Communists
make this manoeuvre? To understand the answer to this
question one must know something of the history of the
Communist party and its philosophy.
There have been people
throughout history who have
been described as "Communists" because of their view
that property should be owned
by the community. These people believed in voluntary cooperation and moral persuasion.
On the other hand, there is
the relatively rojodern Communist Party, which is founded mainly on the writings and
influence of fou* men. They
are Karl' Marx, Friedrich Eh-
gles, V. I. Lenin, and Joseph
Stalin. The type of "cooperation" and "persuasion" ttrey
believe in will be described
Marx and Engels wrote most
of the philosophical and economic works which are the
basis of Communist thought.
Lenin was a brilliant political
scientist who engineered the
success   of   the   revolutionary
Bolshevik party in achieving
political power in Russia.
Stalin is the man who ruled
Communist Russia from after
Lenin's death until his own
death in  1953.
The objective of the Communist Party is to destroy
Capitalism and implement a
dictatorship of the working
class (proletariat). This dictatorship according to their theory Will make all men equal,
the State will wither away and
everyone will live happily
ever after.
One clear statement of their
intentions is contained in the
1929 program of the Communist International (part 3). It
"The ultimate aim of the
Communist International is to
replace the world capitalist
economy by a world system of
communism. The conquest of
power by fhe proletariat
(working class), does not mean
peacefully "capturing" the
ready made bourgeois stale
machinery by means of a parliamentary majority. . . The
conquest of power by the proletariat is the violent overthrow of bourgeois power, the
destruction of the capitalist
stale apparatus and the substitution in its place of new organs of proletarian power to
serve primarily as instruments
for suppression of exploiters."
In case anyone thinks they
have changed their aims you
need only read the statements
of their present leaders. They
proudly maintain that they
are true followers of the Gospel according to Marx and
Lenin. One of their Testaments
is a book written by Lenin,
entitled, "The State and the
Revolution." It contains a passage of scripture which says,
"The replacement of the
bourgeois by t h e proletarian
state is impossible without a
violent revolution."
The relationship of the Communist to the democratic socialist is interesting. The Communist party line is continually changing, but every once
in a while the Communists
wiill attempt to seduce naive
or ignorant social democrats
into a "United Front" or joint
party effort to defeat what
they call a "commpn enemy—
Hollow-headed Grits and
Tories fall for this line. They
either call CCF'ers Communists or insinuate that democratic socialism; is "on the road to
Communism". The Communists know better. Here is what
they say:
Lenin, in explaining why it
was sometimes expedient to
attempt to form a "United
Front" with the democratic
socialists, said that these tactics were used simply to "expose" the alleged bankruptcy
of social democracy to the
workers — Communists should
support social democrats "as
a rope supports one who is
hanged". (Left Wing Communism.)
The program; of the Communist International (1929
part 6 sec.  1) says that
"democratic socialism is the
principal enemy of revolutionary  communism."
Stalin, in his book the October Revolution  says,
"It is impossible to put an
end to capitalism without putting an end to social democracy in the Labour Movement."
These are not abstract theories but grim realities to so-
cialists in throughout the
world. Everywhere in Europe
where the Communists have
seized power they have executed, tortured and imprisoned social democrats. In my
next article I will describe
some of the ways these sweethearts exhibit their belief in
the brotherhood of man.
Restrict Enrolment
The Ubyssey.
Dear Sir:
In your front page editorial
on January 6th concerning fee
increases, you mentioned that
"the principle involved is
whether the entrance requirement is presently "brains". I!
include myself amongst those
who would argue this point,
but at the same time support
its principle as a solution to
the financial predicament of
the university.
Restricted enrollment has
never gained much support on
the campus, but after a few
minutes reflection one realizes
that it exists and has always
existed. No student is. allowed
to come to U.B.C. unless he
can afford to pay the fees and
show a pass standing in high
By increasing the entrance
standing required, the univerr
sity would benefit from a reduced enrollment, particularly
in first year where the failure
rate is so high. This would
reduce the number of staff
and facilities required and
hence   reduce   the   operating
budget. This then should eliminate the need for fee increases. But more important
than this, the university would
benefit from a higher academic standard, as indeed
would the province and country as a whole.
More government assistance
now can only be a temporary
measure. Will the university
not continue to go to the government for assistance as the
budget gets more and more
out of hand? As we become
a greater burden on the government, so we also become
a stronger instrument of the
state, subject to political pressures and control from Victoria.
Let's make sure of what we
want before starting another
Trek, even a "Trek by Mail."
Yours truly,
COTC    Training
There are still a few additional vacancies for suitable candidates, medically
fit, with average academic
Among the many
attractions are:
a) Summer Employment
Sufficient  monetary  benefits  to  cover most of
your winter expenses.
In Canada and, in some
cases, Europe.
c) Broadening Experiences
REMEMBER — a few minutes of investigation now
may reap unforseen benefits for you in the
Visit the COTC Office
(Armouries "I
I Friday, January 16, 1959
Ubyssey Photo by Neil Burton
UNDAUNTED, in fact encouraged, by the offkey shrieks emitting from his chorus line,
cigar-chewing Frances "Bobbysox" Gnup, warbles sweetly to a huge crowd at Thursday's Mardi Gras Pep Meet. More than 1700 ballots were cast for the various King and
Queen candidates.
'tween classes
Cash Prizes Offered
At Dance Marathon
Dance Marathon will be from
12 noon to . . .? Your stamina
may be worth $50, $20, or $10
Saturday if you can last. Everyone welcome to compete, simple rules, only 50c each. We'll
see you in Brock.
*    *    *
SAIUSG—There will be a
meeting of those interested in
sailing in Arts Room 106 on
Monday 19th January.
CCF CLUB—will discuss 'Inefficiency in Bureaucracy in a
Socialist Society' today at 12:30
in the clubroom, Brock extension. All welcome.
(Continued  on  Page 8)
Greeks Launch Annual
Charity Campaign
Greeks and Professors joined forces Thursday in a gay,
lively presentation of the annual Mardi Gras Pep Meet.
Thirteen   King-candidates  ap
Fund - Raising  Charges
Dropped   By  Briggs
William Mainwaring, President of the Peace River Development, and ex-Vice President of the B. C. Electric, charged by
H. Lee Briggs of fund-raising for the Social Credit party, has
been cleared by Mr. Briggs in a statement issued Thursday.
The following statement by H.
Lee Briggs, former manager of
the British Columbia Power
Commission was issued by his
solicitor, Mr. Earl Vance.
"In view of a statement now
given to me by Mr. William
Murphy, solicitor, to the effect
that Mr. William Mainwaring
has never at any time handled
Social Credit party funds or any
other funds for the Social Credit
party, nor has he been financial
manager for that party, I wish
to retract the statement made by
me at the University of British
Columbia on the 26th day of
November, 1958, when I stated
that Mr. Bill Mainwaring was
closely associated in the handling of the political funds of the
Social Credit party.
peared in colorful skits sup-
portet by other members of
their fraternities.
The sorority Queen candidates appeared in national cos-
tomes following the "International" theme of the Mardi Gras
Stars of the show were eight
professors, headed by Prof. W.
A. R. Carrothers who gaily performed as the "Faculty Wives
Glee Clob."
Mardi Gras costume ball
takes place Friday and Saturday, January 23 and 24 at the
Tickets are $5 a couple at
the AMS office.
(Continued from Page  1)
of   the    students,"    Connaghan
He added "I consider this a
very encouraging sign."
Connaghan also told of an
invitation to watch the opening of the Legislature and hear
the throne speech. This is the
first time a student representative has received such an honour.
Students are still urged to
support the campaign, and -write
their MLA's as soon as possible.
^ tf      That Rally Was A Rum Go
Sports car club made a pretty good deal in their rally last
w|eek—They made a bet with
a forest ranger that they could
not get three cars past a section of deep, deep mud. After
two and a half hours of struggling, they got all twenty-seven
cars past and won a large BOTTLE OF RUM!
That rally was a bit of a rum
go, hey, chaps? . . .There's been
some changes made on council
since the end of exams . . .
President Charlie Connaghan
and MAD man Don Shore have
gotten married . . . No, not to
each other. They married girls
. . . Council meetings will be
over sooner now, I suppose,
Nip down to the Cavalier
Shoppe now thai you've got
some spare time, guys, and look
at the fancy weskits with all
kinds far out designs ... on
41st and Dunbar—close to the
•T* ■!• ■!•
Have you been enviously eyeing those wide-stripe sweaters
being worn around campus lately? The first place in town to
get them was the Cavalier
Shoppe, and they've got one
just the right colors for you, if
you slide around to their shoppe
on 41st and Dunbar ...
v     v     *v
Sudden thought — is there
really an attic in the Horn* Ec
building? . . .
We miss a certain red-head
in the Brock these days . . .
Whoop! There she is! Oh no.
That can't be her—she looks
the same, but her hair is black.
We've got so many entries
for tne Cavalier Shoppe Free
Night at the Georgia Contest
that it's being contiued for ail-
other week—so now's your
chance, men! As many entries
as you like. And you don't have
to buy anything!
But if you want to buy something, too the Cavalier Shoppe
is the place to do it. They've
got ivy slacks and jackets — so
many of them that the perfect
one for you will be here. So go
down and look around—you're
always welcome at the Cavalier
Dublin to the Iron Curtain; Africa
to Sweden. You're accompanied —
not   herded   around.
$685  - $1,340
255   Eequoia   (Box   4),   .
Pasadena,   Calif.
Marz and Wozny
548 Howe St.       MU.3-4715
Custom Tailored   Suits
for  Ladies  and  Gentlemen
Gowns and Hoods
Double breasted suits
modernized in the new
single    breasted    styles.
Special   Student   Bates
Who says:
I'm giving you fellows fwo
good tips from my experience. The first is to marry a
gal who has a "natural"
mink coat which renews itself every  year.  Tbe  other
on-   ??
to drop down to the Shirt
'n Tie Bar and see the exciting new range of tab
collared shirts in colors,
selling at $7.95. These
shirts have single needle
stitching and are hand-
shirt 'n
tie bar
(at Dunsmuir)
"fomsL in. and. Hsl
owl on*
Complete Optical Services
Main floor Vancouver Block
MU.  5-0928
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■. s i PAGE FOUR
Friday, January 16;-195
Canadian Architecture
An east-to-west panorama of
award winning Canadian architecture, from student to professorial levels, makes a visit
to the University Art Gallery
essential for anyone interested
in our country and its culture.
The Massey Awards are the
highest merit of the Canadian
architectural profession; the
Pilkington Awards are the top
thesis designs from students in
the schools of architecture
across Canada.
The show is a comprehensive
study in Canadian design and
as such, it is interesting to note
the regional variations which
occur from east to west, and
more specifically, the contrast
of B.C. architecture to the'rest
of Canada. The exhibition* offers a look into the basic artistic endeavors of the architect
and gives an insight into the
problems he must solve in designing a building.
The list of categories, which
includes Municipal and Government Buildings, Office buildings, Apartment houses and
Transportation buildings, illustrates the diversity the architect must have in order to design tor a Variety of functions.
One of the most interesting
of the Massey Awards is the
Gold Medal winner, the Stratford Festival; Theatre by Roun-
thwaite '. and Fairfield. Along
with the design is a written
comlmentary which explains to
a great extent the evolution of
the design concept. The tentlike structure reflects the openness of the arena style Shakespearean stage with a great deal
of aesthetic appeal.
The Factory, Ortho Pharmaceutical Corporation (Canada)
Limited, by John B. Parkin and
Associates,   through   their   pure
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Tickets at  Kellys
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and straightforward use of
structure, provides o n e of th.f
most satisfying designs of the
The House in West Vancouver, by U.B.C. professor Arthur
Erickson and Geoffrey Massey,
sited on a rugged outcropping,
relates itself to the natural environment by its very contrast
with it. The plan of the house
appears as a path through the
site, becoming indigenous to it.
Ah excellent blend of structure, site, landscape and the use
of colour makes the Structures
for Hog's Head Park, by Hart
Massey^ a superb expression of
architectural sensitivity. The
layout of the presentation sheets
is also noteworthy.
The Langley Centennial Museum, by U.B.C. professor J.
Calder Peeps, provides the
viewer with a pictorial impression of the way in which the
architect admirably incorporated the relationships of site,
existing buildings, and the use
of materials into the final design of the building as a logical
structure belonging to its ! own
particular  environment.
The most refreshing and delightful design of the exhibition is the Plastic Cabannas, by
Arthur Erickson. The structure
form or plastic "umbrella"
shape is consistent with the use
and purpose of the structure.
The architect, through his ingenuity in the use of new technology in plastics, has conceived
an extremely elegant design.
There are a few instances in
the presentation of the designs
where the high calibre of photography tends to surpass the
architecture in this exhibition.
Conversely, poor photography
and presentation caused the B.C.
Electric Building, one of the
foremost achievements of architecture in Canada and North
America, to obtain only a mention.
There seems to be a greater
collaboration between the architects and artists in the development of a more meaningful fusion of the arts and architecture, as is evidenced by the use
of mosaic and sculpture in many
of^ the designs. The mural designs for the Vancouver Auditorium, also on display, although
abstract in concept convey in
most cases a relationship to the
building through the use of as
sociated forms.
The Pilkington Awards, in
general, well handled, the most
important aspect of the designs
being the "concept." There is
a wide variety of ideas shown,
from the spatial relationships,
as in the design of the Courthouse; simplicity of fo.rm in the
Monastery design; and structural exploitation in the design of
the United Church.
Possibly the most critical
evaluation of the exhibition
could be directed toward the
lack of public enthusiasm. Some
of the ideas, concepts of design, the use of materials and
techniques of exmstruction
shown in this etfhibiticrn, whether from the student or professorial levels, may be the
cause of new forms and ideals
in Canadian architecture, and
thus effect a change in our
growing Canadian culture.
Greek  Thea
QUESTION: Is it true that a
University offers musical
therapy as a major course?
ANSWER: Yes, at Tulane University, New Orleans, they
offer Musical Therapy as a
major course for the relief
of    mental    and    physical
IVa Blocks East of Pool
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Honor Tracy is one of those
sandy-headed round-faced Irishwomen wiho come armed with
a barbed giggle. Miss Tracy has
also a talent for literature. Her
new novel, "The Prospects are
Pleasing", rollicks through
three hundred-off pages on the
back of a nonsensical plot and
on wheels of a frightening
knowledge of special English
and Irish idiosyncracies, leaving
the reader out-of-breath and
sufficiently   amused.
Her plot concerns the rightful appropriation of a painting
willed by its Spanish creator,
Aphrodisia da Fuente, to the
sons of Erin, by a band of Irish
nationalists, from the Morgan
Gallery in London. It would
spoil things to tell more; be it
sufficient to say that English
humour and Irish purpose, English eccentricity and Irish seriousness, English Protestantism and Irish Catholicism, Puritanism and Humanism, drunkenness and sobriety, etc., etc.,
are  irrevocably  involved.
Miss Tracy deals with Ireland
at its most emjprald and England at its most effete, making
much of the book caricature,
and most of the book amusing.
Her special talent seems to be
the contrasting of the character
types of one country with those
of the other. Your reviewer, in
spite of all, comes out on the
side of the Irish (or Hurrah for
the  Underdog!).
A highlight of the book is
the visit by the Irish 'hero to
the estate of an English Duchess
living in Ireland. The Anglicans
of the community are holding
a garden party on her lands,
but as theer are only nineteen
Protestants in the community,
various catholics of the "lower
classes" are invited. Havoc
reigns when our Irish hero finds
himself successfully selling
needlework for a "creed not his
own", and the Anglican Rector
finds himself purchaser of a
ticket for the next pilgrimage
to Fatima and Lourdes.
It is a pleasant book, and a
light book. It bogs down about
the middle, when the plot is
heaviest, exposition taking
precdence over the careless
tone,.but things come to a rather
happy ending.
It is a rather happy book.
Come spring, all Athens got
out their theatre-going clothes,
packed a lunch, and went off
to the dawn to dusk performances at the theatre just outside
the city. The vein of the Lenea,
or Spring Festival, in fourth
century Athens was generally
satiric and comic, for this was
the one celebration to which
neighbouring states were not
invited. This was the only festival in which the playwrights
could be outspokenly critical
of the customs and foibles of
their fellow-citizens.
The most popular comic playwright, and the only one of
whom manuscripts are still
surviving, was Aristophanes.
He was a friend of Sophocles,
a critic of Euripedes. Conservative in politics, ribald in humour, literary in use of language, he w&s probably the
keenest mind of his times. He
was very popular amtong the
citizens;  although  he   not   very
pecially of the chorus, wa:
istic. Vases survive today
show men costumed as th«
rus of the "Birds" for exs
winged, beaked, with fee
bills and cockscombs.
The scripts of Old Cc
usually concerned a man
had a dream which w i t
help of some group, i.e.,
Birds" or "The Clouds",
put into actuality. It a
worked, the play ending
victorious and happy note
ally with the defeated f
or gained advantage, pe
fied by a beautiful womai
marries our hero. Woven
the plot were topical refei
to the Athenian people, m
which were satirical.
In "The Birds", for exa
the Athenian habit of exc
ZEUS: Head God
earth-woman,   Semele.
POSEIDON: Brother of Zeus, God of the sea and the
creatures thereof.
PROMETHEUS: Stole fire
from, heaven for the sake
of mankind, incurring
therefrom  the   hatred  of
heaven and its inhabitants.
OLYMPUS: Home of Gods.
gently reminded them of their
The type of plays written by
Aristophanes and his fellows
are called Old Comedy, and
were a > combination of a Chorus
of danCers surviving from the
old satyr plays of the Dionysian
festivals, and a story line and
farce element surviving from
another theatre form called
Dorian farce.
They were produced in an
outdoor theatre, sky for backdrop nature for scenery. The
theatre was a high stage with
symmetrical columns in front
of which was a large dancing
circle called the Orchestra.
There was very little attempt
at   scenery,  but  costuming,   es-
6on the foibles of his fe
relevant. Eileen Hem
Pisthetairos, in a receni
sented by the English I
day of next week.
The Exhibition of Five Canadian Artists now hanging in
the upper Brock Lounge affords
an interesting comparison of
the good and bad in art. Usually value judgments are dangerous but in this case the paintings are of such ranging qualities that one dares to take a
The three portraits by Fred
Ross are revealing and not bad
if you like the obvious. The
Lovers, perhaps meant to be
compassionate, is crude and-repulsive. Thick fingered and
thick lipped .the subjects appear to be illustrating a cheap
novel.    Harlequin    with    Four
Dancers must have taken
of time.
Claire Shoniker's works
an  evident   strength   and
ness.    A    feeling    of    stil
emjerges from all her pain
especially in The Mourners
Tranquility.   Five   Foolish
gins is a rich and detailed
iscent of a theatre tapistry,
Jean Dallaire is like so r
cynical artists these days
tries too hard and achiev
contrived strained pseudc
realistic effect. Wergiss
realistic affect. Wergiss '.
Night is a typical example,
is too Chagall-like to he
accredited with original ini Friday, January 16* 1959
iAttiterfc<arn Movie
The   Birds
tion is satirized. "They do
of their droning before a
" says one character. Va-
literary rivals and public
s were satirized. In "The
tor. example, Socrates
ig in a basket half way
en Earth and Heaven, and
lophists are given heavy
stophanes Continually bit
ripedes, who angered the
rvatives of Athens with
:oncenlvation upon un-
women and-h-is excessive
' stage effects, as well as
•iticism of the gods and
>rtrayal of common peo-
'here % a - xfally -barbed-
upon him in "The
s"; the "Birds" is full of
plays were colourful, the
choral odes and dances sung,
and accompanied by musical
instruments, usually flutes,
some kind of percussion, and
some typ£ of stringed instrument; Thd choral passages were
usually divorced from the action, a sort of interlude . . .
Which was performed on the
Orchestra; The Chorus h a d a
dual function . . . instrumental
in the action, and "half-time entertainment".
The hero, in the "Birds" his
name is Pisthetairos, is usually
-accompanied by a character
who becomes the clown of the
production. He is the ancestor
of Prince Hal's Falstaff, a farce
element who lightens the expository passages in the plays.
V        V        V
The translation of "The
Birds" used by the Theatre
Workshop for next week's production, is that of Dudley Fitts.
It is something new in the translation of the classic. Fitts, an
Englishman whose translation
of "Lysistrata" rocked London
and New York a few seasons
ago, has sacrificed accurate literal translation for a more vibrant attempt to catch the"
Greek spirit. He is one who
does not cloud the classics with
a petrifying acclaim,. He has
produced some amazing scripts.
The Workshop production
has been designed by Cliff Robinson and costumed by Jessie
Richardson, engineered by Sid
Bennet, tuned by John Chap-
pell, and commandeered by Dr.
Soule of the theatre department. The actors are all campus  personages.
This unique presentation in
the history of U.B.C. may be
seen next Thursday, Friday,
and Saturday in your own Auditorium. Tickets are reasonable,
and can be obtained on campus
from cast and Theatre Reservations, and also, at Kelly's.
"Auntie Mame," a delightful
comedy taken from the book
of the same name, has already
proved its worth as a stage
play, and now as a movie it is
still as scintillating and quick-
paced as ever—an outstanding
virtue in an American film.
Thanks to leniency on the part
of the censors, the movie has
lost none of its humour.
Rosalind Russell in the title
role seems made for the part.
Throughout the movie she
proves that Auntie Mame lives
up to her motto of "Live, live,
live." How well she does it!
Another outstanding performer was Jan Hardzlick who
played Patrick the nephew, as
a boy. For once a child performer does not display behavior too good to be true or too
spoiled and brattish to be tolerable. Patrick seems as nor-
mjal under such circumstances
as a young boy can be expected
to  be.
Ably supporting these two
fine leads are: Peggy Cass as
the unfortunate Miss Gooch,
who learned too late the result
of living; Fred Clarke as the
stuffed shirt banker who was
driven to distraction by Auntie
Mame's unorthodox ideas on
Patrick's education; Robin
Hughes as the egotistical O'Ban-
nion and Joanna Barnes as Patrick's  objectionable  fiancee.
Two of the cast whom I didn't
feel to be up to the standard
of the rest were Roger Smith,
the adult Patrick, and Coral
Browne, as Vera the actress
friend   who    always    ended    a
party out cold. These two lent
a jarring note to an otherwise
perfect cast.
Another bothersome point
was the unnecessary gluey sentimentality that was in evidence
at certain parts in the film. It
is apparent that Hollywood
cannot avoid tearjerking scenes
even in a sophisticated comedy
such as "Auntie Mame." However this was partially counterbalanced by the deliriously macabre death of Beau.
For   a    completely   hilarious
comedy which ranges from
broad farce to subtle innuendo
nothing can compete with "Auntie Mame."
Twice as many people have
read reviews of "On the Road"
as those who were able to finish
Aunt Mame did not like the
"Birds". "Maybe it was a poor
season," she said.
WINNER OF THE MASSEY MEDAL for the best designed factory building in 1958 is the Ortho Pharmaceutical
Co.'s building hear Toronto. Pictures of the winners in
all categories are now being shown in the Art Gallery in
the library basement.
Story  Contest
There is one month left to prize is $50. Make submissions
submit your entry to the NFCUS to and learn the details of the
short story contest. The winning c(mtest at ^ Nrcug Qffice in
entry will be published in Liberty Magazine and  the  second
the Brock Extension.
permeated with satire
some of which is still
a and Gerald Guest,
of the play to be pre-
ay, Friday and Satur-
Once again students are invited to send along their literary
creations to "The Raven" office
in South Brock.
controlled workmanship
:chnical skill of Herber
r are evident in his five
gs in this exhibition. As
as I admire his work I
t help finding them cold
feeling. Figures in Wait-
pleasant to look at but
at least, is no more than
> Painting". He seems to
l himself with forms  as
> the  detriment of emo-
more, the best for the
3ie paintings by Jack
1 are .tasteful and, if I
»_. pardoned an outburst,
ul.   I  particularly   liked
Horse and Rider and Seated
Figure. The former is warm
and moving without being
mushy. Seated Figure has a
delicacy of expression which
pervades the whole work.
It is difficult to use the current vernacular and distinguish
the "tone" of the xhibition.
The paintings are quite different in mood and effect, understandable since they come from
across the country. This exhibition student-sponsored by the
Canadian University Student
Art Committee will be here until January 20th. It is a worthwhile and interesting show.
• • • • •
\ •
Graduates \
Stelco's representatives will visit your University on   Jan. 21, 22 & 23
to supply further details and to conduct interviews.
Plants at: Hamilton, Brantford, Toronto, Gananoque, Montreal, Lachme
Softs Offices* Halifax, N.S. • Saint John, N.B. • Montreal, P.Q. •Ottawa, Ont. • Toronto, Ont. • Hamilton; Qnt. ♦, London, Ont.
■'•   Windsor/<?nt.»  Winnipeg, Man. •  Edmonton, Alto. •  Vancouver, B.C. •   J. GPratt & do. ltd., St. John's^ Nfld. PAGE SIX
Friday, January 16, 1959
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| §o£cer.-11
Tdikes On
Varsity of the Second Division will take on Ex-Brittania
in a league soccer game at 2
p.m. on the UBC Gym Field this
Sunday,   January   18.
Coach Frank Kurucs feels
that the boys have a good
chance to Capture this contest
because the university eleven
decisively defeated Ex-B r i t s
earlier in the season.
In a Third Division encounter
UBC meets Dayton at Tample-
ton Park  at 2  o'clock.
UBC SKIERS TRAVEL to Wenatchee this weekend for a
Four-way Intercollegiate meet.   The meet is to be held with;
Wenatchee Valley College, winners of the meet in Ross-
land, also in attendance.
UBC Swimmers Win
Telegraphic Meet
The final tabulation for the Women's Canadian Intercollegiate Swim Meet shows UBC far in the lead.
Winning U.B.C. first places in
5 of the 7 events were Carole
Young in the 50-yard backstroke; Irene Service, 50-yard
breaststroke; Linda Shier, 50-
yard butterfly, and U.B.C. four-
member teams in both the 200-
yard medley relay and the 200-
yard freestyle relay.
Other U.B.C. students competing were Mary MacRitchie,
Virginia Willis, Margaret Peebles, Judy Bisson, Theo Carroll,
Wilson    and    Sandra
U.B.C.     68
Queen's  45
McGill  28
Toronto  26
Alberta    15
Saskatchewan     8
Dalhousie     0
1200 - SUMMER    POSITIONS - 1200
$245 to $305 a Month
For Under-Graduates
Up to $500 a Month
For Graduate Students
Plus travel allowances to and from positions and, where
applicable, subsistence in the field.
Most positions are for students with a background in
Engineering or Science, notably Forestry, Geology
and Agriculture, but some will be drawn from other
faculties as well.
Posters, Details  and Application  Forms   at
and Civil Service Commission Offices
Fouls were the downfall of
the UBC Braves as they went
down to a 63-60 defeat at the
hands of the YMCAi in Men's
Junior Basketball action Wednesday night.
Behind in the score all of
the game, UBC fought desperately in the final quarter as they
came to with in one points of
the victors. With the score at
61-60, UBC fouled and the "Y"
made good both shots.
In a foul packed game, Bob
Schutz picked up five of his
eleven points on foul attempts.
Schutz and Bob Heinrich, both
with eleven points apiece were
the high scores for UBC. Ron
Irish added eight more and
Merv  Schweitzer, seven.
To Perform
The UBC men's gymnastics
team; will start its 1959 schedule
of events on Saturday, January
17 with a demonstration at Bel-
lingham, Washington. Time of
the display is 8 p.m.
The possibility of procuring vehicles for a more stable
method of athletic team travelling was one of the questions presented at Wednesday's Men's Athletic Association meeting.
Such a question is quite justifiable here at UBC. Why
should university students have to provide means of transportation for team trips?
Many students have to take their own cars on Conference
road trips so as to cut down on already limited budgets. Often
team officials have to take along their cars. Other times,
vehicles are rented from U-drives.
Methods now employed by many of the various teams are
not at all reliable. Often, not enough space is available for a
full team complement.
The question is to be brought to the attention of the Men's
Athletic Committee for further study.
Some accompanying suggestions to relieve the problem
were: to obtain a lend-lease deal with some local company; to
purchase buses, or to start a fleet of station wagons.
All the suggestions deserve consideration. For why should
students, any college student, athlete or not, have to of ten provide his own means of transportation on university trips?
Other universities have fleets of vehicles and provide adequate
travelling facilities. Why can not such a large university as
UBC do so?
The Men's Athetic Committee, the governing body for
UBC's Athletics now have another problem before them.
Four members of UBC's Society of Rugby Players have
the honor of being listed amongst those named for tryouts on
the Rugby team to travel to Japan. The squad will be playing
teams from Japan and Japanese Universities. UBC tryouts for
the February 22 to March 24 tour are Gerry McGavin, Ted
Hunt, Neal Henderson, and Physical Education Staffer, Dr.
Max Howell.
Final team selections will be made this weekend.
 (:::) ,
Saturday, UBC Chiefs will be plaing their first game of
the 1959 McKechnie Cup series. A note of interest is the fact
that the Cup in question is probably one of the oldest trophies
still contended for in the province. The Cup was first vied
for in 1896 and was named after the former UBC Chancellor,
Dr. R, E. McKechnie.
drive the
smart new
(oJl    '59 *L
10th and Alma
On the matter of MAA again, team managers are reminded
that they are to attend all MAA meetings. These meetings are
held twice every month. Various teams, including a number
of Thunderbird squads, have failed to send representatives.
If such delinquents continue, measures of reprimand will
be employed by the MAA. If such teams as hockey and others
wish to continue having a voice in athletic matters concerning
finances, publicity, etc., see to M that your team manager attends forthcoming MAA meetings.
 (:::) —
Christmas spirits still appear to be plaguing Swim Coach
Peter Lusztig as his team still is showing slow swimming results from excessive stomach weight.
Here is a switch for Thunderbird Football Coach, Frank
Gnup. He now is handling the J-V Basketball squad, while
regular J-V coach, Peter Mullins, is away playing in the World
Games in Chile.
A post-mortem on the Ski Team second place finish at
the Four-way Meet in Rossland, is a mention of two other UBC
skiers, namely Dick Thorpe and Pete Miller. Both greatly
helped the team, with Thorpe placing fifth in the slalom, while
Miller finished tenth in the downhill. Friday, January 16-, 1959
UBC. Birds Edge CPS 55-50
For  First  Conference  Win
Hustling and controlling the backboards, UBC Thunder-
birds came up with their first victory of the 1959 Evergreen
Conference Schedule as they beat the College of Puget Sound
55-50 Wednesday night.
In a rough encounter that
featured few fouls, CPS got off
to a first quarter lead but from
then on the lead switched hands
every few minutes. By the half
time, UBC took a 33-28 lead.
The 'Birds win gives UBC a
one win and two loss record in
Conference  play.
Rebounding hard on the back^
boards were Norris Martin,
Wayne Osborne and Keith Hartley. All three worked steadily
on the boards while the other
UBC players continually peppered the Puget Sound hoop.
Particularly working hard rebounding was Osborne who recovered from an early fumbling
job to settle down and play a
steady game.
High scorers for the Birds
were Barry Drummond and Ken
Winslade with 10 points each.
Osborne, Hartley, and Dave
Dumaresq followed with eight
points apiece.
Tomorrow night, the Birds
travel to Bellingham to play
Western Washington  College.
— Sone Photo
Ken Winslade helped the
Birds to their first Evergreen
Conference win of the cur-
r»nt season. Last week,
Winslade was hampered by
a sore leg, but he was a
bundle of hustle in Wednesday's 55-50 Bird victory.
Double-Breasfed Suits
Singlc-Brcastcd Models
49   Granville     MU.   1-48
The organizational meeting
for Women's Track and Field
will be held at 3:30 on Tuesday,
January 20 in the Field House.
If you have any interest in
high-jumping, relay - running,
javelin throwing or any of the
other track and field sports,,
turn out for training.
This is an excellent chance to
practice for the coming Intramural Track Meet.
High standards of performance are not necessary. Extramural competition n e ed s the
combination of effort and practice as well as skill.
Girls who signed for Track
in September will be contacted
by phone. If you didn't sign but
are now interested, bring your
strip to the meeting at 3:30 on
Tuesday when further plans
will be arranged.
Applications are requested
for the positions of Public
Relations Officer and Bowling Manager on W.A.D. List
experience and qualifications
in letter form.
All applications should be
left with W.A.D. President
Theo Carroll on the bulletin
board  of the Women's Gym,
Grass Hockey
Varsity tackles Redbirds at
Chris Spencer Field while Blues
clash with India A on UBC No.
2 Field in A Division men's
grass hockey play on Saturday,
January 17, at 2:30 o'clock.
Bi Division action sees Golds
tangle With India B at UBC No.
3 Field and Pedagogues make
their second start in league play
with a contest against Crusaders
at Connaught Park. These two
games begin at 2:30  p.m.
Badminton Result
UBC Team No. 1 defeated
Team No. 2 last week by a score
of 10-2 in the first game of the
Vancouver and District Inter-
Club League.
This Friday, UBC is scheduled
to play two games against Racquets. These will be in Memorial Gym at 7 p.m.
WOMEN'S REP.: Audrey Ede, Flora MacLeod.
REPORTERS: Ted Smith, Tony Morrison, Alan Dafoe, M. Sone.
DESK: Irene Frazer and Elaine Spurrill, Larry Fournier.
Another McKechnie Cup
Sought By UBC Chiefs
Out to better their 1957-58
Rugby Team travel to Victoria
McKechnie Cup series.
Last year, UBC tied with Vancouver in the series which features games between Victoria,
Vancouver and UBC Reps.
To date, the Chiefs have won
all three of their exhibition matches.    In last week's game, they
record, the UBC Thunderbird
this weekend to compete in the
DICK MacINTOSH has been
elected captain of the Varsity Rugby Team, the Chiefs.
Macintosh, a fourth yesr
student, was vice-captain in
showed signs of poor conditioning, which were the result.of the
long winter layoff and lack  of -
suitable   playing fields  because
Df rainy weather.
Going into Saturday's game,
Coach Albert Laithwaite will be
faced with the problem of obtaining a kicker. At present,
three of the teams kickers are
trying out for the Japanese Touring team. Laithwaite may go
along with Stu Smith of the
Second Team in the kicker slot.
Playing in their first McKechnie Cup games will be Ted Bryan, Ian MacDonald and Adrian
Saturday's team will be made
up from the following: Willis,
MacDonald, Hawes, Allardyce,
Chambers, Bryan, Preston, Macintosh, Shore, Hudak, Smith,
Brockington, Milne, McKee,
Phillips, Bugg, Lecky, Carkner,
Howard, Rankin.
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Try them at the
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Friday, January 16, 1959
(Continued from Page 3jf
speaker will be Don Murray of
the Lions Gate Camera Club.
He will speak on photo retouching in all its phases. All welcome.
ceremony will foe held at 7:30
int he Brock Lounge. Please
remember to wear your pledge
pins. The dress is formal—mothers are invited.
Attractive    Opportunities
Federal Department of Agriculture
Plant Protection Officers —
Plant Products Inspectors —
Livestock Products Graders    —
Competition 59-26
Competition 59-26
Competition  59-29
1959 Graduates are Invited to Apply
Starting Salary, $4200
Appointments at Various Centres
Descriptive Folders and Information Circulars at
Civil Service Commission Offices
Closing Date for Applications Extended
from, January 5 to January 23.
General meeting in HfL-1 at
noon today Friday for members
to discuss the Tri-City Game
on January 30-31.
•n *£* v
PSYCHOLOGY CLUB — presents Mr. Rick Downty, Personnel Director for the B.C. Electric, speaking on Personnel Selection von Friday at 12:30 in
HM2. Commerce students wel- i
ffl ffr *fl
'Spotlight on Russia'. Dr. Alex
Wainrnpn will show slides and
lead a discussion. The Slavonic
Circle will present examples of
Russian Art and Music. In the
House at 8:30 p.m.
v    *£*    *f*
PHRATERES — Girls interested in taking part in a Japanese Pantomime please contact Deidre Ellis at MU4-60S1
or come up and see her or leave
her a, note in the Phrateres
•p    **•    *&
PRE-SOCIAL WORK SOCIETY—presents John Webster
from the John Howard Society
on Friday January 16th at 12:30
in Bu.212.
trteauy T^ag dattqmugi.
Make way for the best looking
girl on the ski slopes in her
fetching togs from HBC's Ski
Chalet,. HBC offers stunning
parkas ($29.95), cozy ski slacks
($19.95) and fashion-right ski
accessories. Let the Ski Chalet
show you why you don't have
to know how to double christy
to get admiring glances from
ski men.
HBC   Ski Chalet,   third floor
Sasamat    Cabs
— ALMA 2400 —
Affiliated with
Black Top Cab (1958) Ltd.
MU 1-2181
LOST — Black shoulder bag
purse left in back seat of car
of driver who kindly gave me
a ride Tuesday, Jan. 13 to
UBC. If discovered please call
Ann Rickson, EX. 4402.
To learn about the extremely desirable career
opportunities available at International Business
Machines be sure to hear a
Short Talk With Color Film
MONDAY,    JANUARY    19,    1959
at 12.30 p.m., Engineering 200
JANUARY   20TH  and  2TST
Please arrange an interview through the
Placement Office,    Hut M-7
Don Mills Road   -   Toronto 6
Challenging Careers
ttertherH Clectric
Northern Electric as a major manufacturer of
Communication Equipment and Wire and
Cable offers job opportunities in the iields of:
All assignments will be in the Montreal area, with
transportation allowance paid.
Excellent salary schedules and a formal evaluation
program providing ample opportunity for individual
advancement are combined with generous employee
benefits and good working conditions to make employment with the Northern Electric Company
worthy of your investigation.
Campus Interviews January 19, 20, 21, 22
For further information and interview appointment,
please contact your Placement Officer.
Horthertt Electric


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