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Hungarians Form New Faculty
No Crisis Yet
But Housing
Still Short
The housing situation seems
to have passed over the critical
stage.
According to housing administrator, A. H. Baird, the compiled
housing lists, in addition to help
from various campus and outside groups, seem to be meeting
the situation.
The International House, at
present, has listings of available
rooms, complete with particulars concerning location, cost,
and acceptance of foreign students. All first year and for-
found accommodation can contact the International House at
Alma 4223.
Baird explains that students
have helped ease the emergency
by applying for accommodation
as early as the end of the last
term.
"The problem in this instance
seems to be the foreign students," says Baird. "Wc find
ourselves with a higher percentage of foreign students without accommodation as they cannot apply for housing early."
Youth Training Centre, previously planned to house Hungarian students, has now been
filled to capacity with temporary and permanent residents.
Total of 56 students have been
promised accommodation until
May 1; 30 have been given residence until Christmas; and 20
must vacate by October 21.
Emergency double decker
beds have been set up in one of
the YTC huts and the housing
administration is prepared to set
up additional bunks in the recreation hall in the case of an
emergency.
Acadia trailer camp, which
accommodates married students,
in-^JMM*t&. point,of
"oVertldflf:" housing fjmin-
istrator Baird lays that the camp
has now been enlarged by 10
families creating a 41 trailer
camp.
Baird added that although
single students* have difficulty
finding accommodation, the situation for married students with
children is critical. Campus
facilities are not adequate for
most larger families and married students are forced to accept accommodation long distances from the gates.
Baird pointed out that although a great number of students
are still without accommodation, "the situation seems to be
well in hand."
$32,000Recieved
To Establish New
Liberal Arts Centre
President Dr. Norman MacKenzie announced Saturday, that
the university has been awarded
a $32,000 grant for the establishment of a new liberal arts
centre.
The grant was made by the
Fund for Adult Education, an
independant organization operating under the Ford Foundation.
The grant will be extended
over a three year period with the
intention of establishing the
centre on a  permanent basis.
The intention of the department will be to widen adult education in many fields. Some
topics included by the centre
will be: The Ways of Mankind;
Discovering Modern Poetry:
Aging in the Modern World: An
Introduction To The Humanities:
and Parenthood In a Free Nation. Other topics the to be announced.
The centre wil be administered
by Mr. Knute Buttedahl, a UBC
gradjuate. and will be under
the direction of the university extension department.
The course will vary from 10
to 12 weeks in length and meetings will be held once a week.
Organizational meetings will be
held at the end of September to
establish  the exact details.
The course will take the form
of discussion groups, the first
project   to  begin   in  October.
Proxies And Dean Meet,
Integration Discussed
The arrival of 200 Hungarian forestry students from Sopron has been partly responsible
for the big jump (nearly 1,000) in enrollmen t over last year
Just how these students a'*e to be fitted into campus life
is still being discussed and A.M.S. President Ben Trevino met
with Forestry Dean Allen and Foresters President Pete Peterson yesterday to discuss this matter. A further meeting has
been called for later in the week when Sopron Dean Roller
and other Hungarian representatives will be present.
Prof. Lajos Kornya explained •
"Oh, thought this was a prefabricated
cave!" exclaimed coed Brenda Runge when
asked why she chose he Three Forms
which  to  claim  squaters  rights.  For
on
up until press time, The Mother and Child
was stlil unoccuied. as was the president's
antique dog kennel, and Dean Mawdsley's
root house.
other students still with no accomodation,
some of the difficulties the Hungarian students will be facing
this year. First among these is
the students' limited knowledge
of English. All lectures, except
for History of Canadian Forestry,
Forestry Economics and English
Language will be given in Hungarian and will take place during
the late afternoon and evening.
Another difficulty facing many
of the students is the quesetion
of money. About 45 were unable to get any work this summer and many others only worked for part of the summer.
VOL. XL.
VANCOUVER, B.C., TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1957
NO. 2
AMS Warns Frosh Riots Wont Pay,
Penalties For Wrecking Campus
Put down that fire hose, frosh,
or your student privileges may
go down the grajn....
Alma Mater Society Discipline Committee today warned
students it "will not tolerate"
the type of frosh-engineers violence that hit the campus last
year.
Last year egg-throwing freshmen invaded the engineers
building,  flooded    rooms    with
1 fire hose's and carried off red-
J shirted hostages. -
|  -rt-'WH termed the "most Violent riot" on the campus.
The warning from the student
discipline committee comes on
the eve of UBC hazing.
Frbsh regalia is compulsory
tomorrow and Thursday.
The discipline committee says
it will not tolerate:
"Any behaviour on the part of
any student or students that provokes or leads to the damage or
destruction of real or personal
property of the AMS or of the
university nor any personal injury inflicted upon any person
by irresponsible students."
AMS privileges of offending
students may be suspended, the
committee warns.
BIG BLOCK HEADS
ENTERTAIN FROSH
Members of the Big Block
Club will show freshmen the
male approach to entertainment Wednesday at 7 p.m. in
the Brock Lounge, when they
throw the annual Big Block
Smoker.
Freshmen, wearing designated apparel, will be admitted free.
Look Sophisticated,
Forget High School
Hey Frosh, want to look less like Frosh?
Ever cognizant of its duty, the Ubyssey, fearful for the
mental well-being of freshmen who are developing complexes
as a result of upperclassmen's immediate recognition of their
status, offers this handy dandy little guide to protective
coloring.
First   oi   all,   if   you'd   rather;*     	
PRESIDENT'S ANNUAL
ADDRESS WED. NOON
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie,
President of the University,
will give his annual address
to the Student Body at 11.30
a.m. on Wednesday, September 25, in thc Armoury.
All lectures and laboratories
will be cancelled.
Auditorium
To Receive
Face Lifting
The university auditorium is
receiving a much needed face
lifting.
The interior is repainted in
traditional theatre colors, rich
red with touches of gold, and the
seating is being re-aligned to improve sight lines.
Repairs and improvements to
stage and dressing room facilities are also being undertaken
and new lighting equipment purchased.
CONSULTATIONS
"Consultations are going on between the Administration and
Dean Roller to discuss the payment of fees of those students
without funds." said Urof. Kornya, "It is possible that in some
cases the payment of fec3 may
be waived."
Questioned about textbooks
for the students, Prof. Laszlo
Adamovioh, Sopron professor of
forest transportation, had this to
say:
"No textbooks are' being issued and students will have to
depend largely on notes"taken
during lectures. Some students
returned to Sopron from Austria
and brought back some books
and these will be used. Also some
students have written home to
Hungary and asked their families
to mail textbooks to them."
FORESTRY ENGINEERS
Prof Adamovich also pointed
out that Sopron specializes in
Forestry Engineering and expressed the hope that the Sopron
faculty would complement the
present Forestry Faculty rather
than clash with it.
Miklos Gretzer, Sopron students' president, had nothing but
praise for the way the stu
dents were being treated. Asked
what kind of a summer he had
spent, Gretzer said:
"I, myself, have managed fairly well this summer. However
many students have not had a
good, summer." Gretzer explained that those students who needed financial help could apply for
a government allowance of $8E
a month to pay for room and
board. When asked if he wouir'
like to return to Hungary some
day, Gretzer replied:
"If Hungary ever becomes
free, I would like to go back.
Hungary is my home. I had
many happy times there." Asked
if it was possible to be happy
under Communism, Gretzer replied:
"You must understand that
Sopron is a long way from Moscow. We are very close to the
Austrian border"
'tween   dosses
Lester Quintet In
Audiforium Concert
I   Deadline   for   Tween   Classes
is 1:30 on day of publication.
*rf* *r *V
TUESDAY
JAZZ SOCIETY presents in
concert the Johnny Lester
Quintet, Tuesday, noon, in thc
Auditorium. Reduced prices for
frosh.
* *       *
*
INTER-FRATERNITY COUNCIL will hold it "a first meeting,
Tuesday at 12:30 in Arts 104.
• WEDNESDAY
CCF CLUB Executive meeting
in Arts 102, Wednesday at 12:30.
*P •*• V
THURSDAY
MEN'S SKI TEAM will hold
an organizational meeting on
Thursday at 6:15 in the Gym
locker room. All interested in
trying out for the team are requested to attend.
* *      *
U.C.C. GENERAL  MEETING
Thursday at 12:30 in the Double
Committee   Room,    Brock.   Essential for all Clubs to attend
to hear Club's Day plans.
v      v      *p
FRIDAY
VARSITY  DEMOLAY CLUB
is holding its first meeting of
the year, Friday at 12:30 in Arts
204. All DeMolays on campu3
welcome.
* -f*      *
MONDAY
UNDERGRAD SOCIETIES
COMMITTEE will hold its first
meeting Monday, noon, in the
Board Room, Brock Hall.
HEY,  FROSH!
All Frosh must report to
the booth in front of the
AMS office between noon
and Iwo-thirty Tuesday to
pick up their Orientation
Handbooks.
Imperial Oil Makes
Research Grant
A central research agency to
assist departments of education
ind local school boards in all
oarts of Canada will be made
oossible by a donation of $100,-
)00 from Imperial Oil Limited,
it was announced recently.
The donation will also establish a research reference library.
The purpose of thc agency is
o make thc results of provincial, university, and other research programs readily avail*
ible to teachers and school administrators from coast to coast.
not have your chronological
superiors priding themselves on
their ability to pick you, the
frosh, out of a crowd at a distance of thiry feet, try to LOOK
less  like  a  high-school student, j
Take that long string of little
pins  off  your   lapel.   Men,   get
that thick, greasy hair cut, and
women, throw away those ion", |
tight skirts.
Second, try to ACT less like
Frosh.
Don't walk around thc campus holding hands, or sit necking
in Brock Lounge. j
i
Even if you don't know where
HM 9 is, walk purposefully in
any direction — you m.uy not
get to your lecture, but at least
you won't have to endure the
condescirrg smiles of upperclassmen  when you ask directions.
Lastly, try to THINK less like
a high-school student. When
you skip a lecture, don't let your
conscience bother you. Be nonchalant, as if you missed more
than you atended, In fact, to
really gain that air of dissipation
inherent lo the upperclassman.
maybe you could miss more lectures thamyou attend. Alter five
or six years of this, you're
hound to seem like an old hand
around  the campus.
SOPRON PRESIDENT HAILS UBC
Greeting  Letter To  Our  Fellow Students
From Hungarian Forestry University
From day to day, meeting
each other in thc buildings of
the University, on the streets
and on the buses, you already
know us from far, because we
used to walk on foot and to
gesticulate in order to get over
our difficulties of language.
We are newcomers at your
beautiful University, the wide-
eyed newcomers with thirst
for knowledge. After many
shocks in body and spirit we
came to you, into the lecture
halls, into the country of the
learning and the sciences.
We would like to ask you
lor an only thing and rely on
us, we shall return your kindness. We only had the fiends,
one year ago the Soviet tanks
crushed    their   bodies   or   our
friends be bowed down by the
slave-works in the depths of
the nameless Siberian mines.
The censored, short letters, the
sinister news sometimes arrived from our native land and
besides that, nothing.
The forest, the nature is a
good friend to us, the foresters.
We are feeling at home hero
and when we are walking in
the forests of your beautiful
province, Ihe linguistic difficulties are no more for us. But
during the University years we
roam about a huge city, what
is  unknown  for  us.
That's a settled conviction
of all ours, that a true, cordial
friendship will develop between us during the coming
years.    You will help us in this,
because you know and feel,
that your friendly hands strengthen us in our exile.
Don't believe the superstitions of us, as all the students
in every corner of the globe we
are willing to become such
ones. The girls love the boys
in our country too and the boys
love the girls, also we are
young men and we sometimes
like to enjoy ourselves.
Sometimes we are good, and
sometimes wc are naughty,
sometimes retiring, sometimes
we are the victims of the vanity.
At the time of our revolution the history set us a gigantic task and in the hours of our
short freedom we entered fully
into the spirit of all the human
struggles for the freedom
against all kinds of the tyrannies.
We discuss politics passionately. It grieves us. if we hear
of the despotism or the trampling of the law in any part of
the world, because we were
thc witnesses of the brutal oppression of our nation.
We shall be sometimes considered as too earnest, but believe it, that it is not possible
to forget the jails, the interrogations, the privations of war
and thc political speechlessness.
We arc grateful to you for it,
thai your University gave us
a new home and the possibility
of the learning and thus gave
us back the object of our life.
We offer you our friendship
and hands, these hands held
the machine guns not long ago.
If it interests you, wc can talk
about the Eastern Europe, the
social systems, the sports, the
musics and  the literature.
If we have offended against
you in ward or deed, you may
believe it. our linguistic "blunder" oi' the unknown customs
cause  Ihem.
At the beginning of a new
year we aie greeting you all
and we wish you whole heart-
edly. that you never know the
exile   ami   homelessness.
MIKLOS   GRATZER.
The  Students'   Piesidonl
of   the   Ancient   Sopron
University. Page 2
THE      UBYSSEY
Tuesday, September 24,  1057
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publications of all letters received.
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Reporters and Desk:— Bill  Calderwood, Wayne Lamb, Fiamma Ragona, Diana Smith,
Brenda Runge, Miklos Gratzer, Rupert Buchanan, John Cook, Dave Wilder, Barrie Cook.
DIPLOMAS NOT THE ONLY BENEFIT
Symposium report
-ignored?
It is satisfying to hear that the Senate
and Board of Governors found the report of
the Academic Symposium "interesting," and
would consider it further.
But this is September, many months after
the heated discussions that gave rise to some
concrete recommendations by students and
faculty genuinely interested in meeting the
gaping need for greater stress on the academic
side of University life.
This is perhaps not the fault of the Board
of Governors nor of the committee on the
Academic Symposium, but it is hoped that
much more serious consideration is given to
the implementing of some of those recommendations. The symposium will lose its value to
the student body as a whole and to the faculty
unless the eighty-odd delegates make every
effort to press for implementation, or even
modified implementation, of those recommendations.
• Many of the recommendations put forward by the eighty-odd delegates concerned
the orientation of Freshmen. The feeling was
that orientation at present concerns itself
solely with the extra-curricular integration of
the freshman. Greater stress on the academic
integration of the student is necessary, the
delegates said.
Among recommendations was a program
of counselling for the frosh, either through
present established channels — though much
improved by dispensing with red-tape and the
use of numerous qualified personnel — or
through a series of noon-hour discussions presented by faculty members of all undergraduate disciplines.   The purpose of this is to give
the student a much clearer picture of the various fields open to him and the means of obtaining more specific goals. At present this
factor is completely absent from University
life, often resulting in students wandering
from discipline to discipline for two or three
years before discovering the field they are
most suited to. Many fail in the process, and
they fail from lack of motivation rather than
lack of intelligence.
This avenue of aiding frosh could be implemented with a minimum of friction and
difficulty.   Why has it been ignored?
The Frosh Orientation Programme this
year is no better, no different than it has been
for many years. It still lays all emphasis on
extra-curricular activity. It is designed to
give no aid whatsoever to the freshman whose
diffuse goals and hazy images of the studies
he wishes to pursue will, in all likelihood,
lead him to waste considerable time and energy attempting to find his field. Neither has
he been given any suggestion that there is
more to University life than a minimum of
courses and a maximum of extra-curricular
activity.
Before we gasp at the academic mortality
rate of first-year students and blame the high-
schools, we must take a re-appraisal of our
current means of integrating those persons
into University life, and attempt some better
means of orientation.
In view of the obvious failure to do this
in the past and its disastrous results, the
recommendations of the Academic Symposium should be carefully scrutinized by the
Board of Governors, future Orientation Committees, and acted upon.
Education
•   •
: a privilege
- or a right?
The question is not a simple: "Should
there be entrance examinations at UBC?" It
goes much further than that. It probes into
the financial support the university receives
from private industry, from the government,
from the people whose children may or may
not appear someday on campus. It dwells on
the relative benefits to society gained from,
on the one hand, a large group of fairly well-
informed persons or, on the other, a small
group of extremely well-educated leaders.
It glances at the high school graduates and
wonders if they are capable of learning and
giving most of their learning without first
gaining experience in a world away from
academic circles.   It even eyes the professors,
and inquires regarding their merits and motivation. *
The question is a difficult one and a contentious o;a.\ For some, the academic future
of Canada is at stake, and it is too sacred a
property to be sacrificed to the mass-conscious
wheels of democracy. And to others, the
democratic methods of allowing equal opportunity to all are of more importance than the'
products that would result from an intellectual elite.
It is a question on which is of importance
on this campus where overcrowding and a
high failure rate suggest that some revision
of present entrance requirements is necessary
if any students currently enrolled are to receive a bare education.
If you aren't a follower
you cant be a leader
The notices in the Brock and at the
Quad inform us that "most campus leaders
are FRAT MEN."
Now we don't object to these "campus
leaders"—although the ad doesn't mention
what such people are leading—but we do
wish they would wear fraternity jackets or
great big fraternity pins to distinguish themselves. Under the present arrangement by
which they identify themselves with organizations called FRATERNITIES through the
wearing of blue blazers and tiny frat pins, it
fakes almost three minutes of conversation
to determine accurately the fact that they
"belong."
That,  after all,  is three  minutes  wasled.
Even the punks thai roam Wesl Broadway distinguish themselves so thai "outsiders" know at a glance how to ehissifv Ihem.
They wear a distinct type of hair-do, decidedly
different styles of clothing, and speak their
own language.
Even the businessmen who went to college and picked up a commerce degree in
order to join Kiwanis, Rotary or Junior
Chambers, of Commerce distinguish themselves. They wear big pins, handkerchiefs
in top left hand pocket, and, periodically,
block letters on sports shirts, and jackets. It
takes only one minute to determine their
origin.
In all fairness to the general public
which might be duped into conversation unless forewarned, we humbly suggest that
these campus leaders who foci it necessary
to belong and have a few followers, indicate
their needs by Ihe wearing of BIG BLOCK
LETTERS marked "B".
For Babbitt.
Entrance Examinations Need
Revision; Teaching Methods
May Be Cause of Failure Rate
By DEAN N. V. SCARFE
College oi Education
The debate which has now
gone on for many years about
University Entrance examinations is not concerned with the
question whether or not there
should be entrance requirements, but concerning how
rigid those entrance requirements i 'tould be.
There are those who claim
that the uniyersity itself should
set an entrance examination
which would be both comprehensive and searching, thus
keeping'out those who are likely to fail in a university course
of study. On the other hand,
there are those who think that
the present entrance requirements ascertained by an examination system conducted by
the Department of Education
or by the schools themselves
are adequate. Certainly the
first view if adopted would
tend to keep more students
away from the university than
the second view. In neither
-rase, however, is there any intention of keeping away from
the university those who could
profit from it. Unfortunately,
there are still a considerable
number of students who do not
reach the university but who
could very well profit from
further education.
Let us consider first the system which would require more
rigid entrance examinations
and more careful selection of
students.
HOW TO JUDGE
The first problem that arises
is how does one select students?
On what basis does one judge
them as competent to enter the
university? Is it sufficient to
set a rather tough academic
examination, so that only academically minded students are
admitted? Should the examination consist of several papers
in which the ability to apply
acquired knowledge is tested,
where wisdom and insight are
asessed? Should there be an
examination which is able to
test diligence, willingness to
work, enthusiastic attitudes towards university learning,
pleasing personality, or cooperative habits? Who is to say
which is more important — a
thorough* knowledge of algebra, good work habits, uprightness of character, or willingness to participate in all university activities?
Another problem which aris-
DEAN N. V. SCARFE
es with regard to entrance examinations is that which is
expressed in the question, How
efficient are our means of
assessing ability, to profit from
university life?
NO ONE METHOD
Despite the questions already
mentioned it is, I believe, possible to examine university entrants and make a resonable
selection on the basis of agreed
criteria. No one method by
itself, however, is adequate.
Several types combined can be
fairly efficient in the selection
of kind of person the university wants. There a're standardized university examinations
which have been applied at
many universities in the States
and in Canada. There are good
comprehensive examinations
set by the university professors. There , are assessments
from schools and teachers and
there are methods of interviewing students which help in
the selection of suitable candidates. A combination of several methods can, in fact, give
an efficient method of selection provided everyone is
agreed ahead of time as to
what kind of person is to be
accepted.
If intelligence alone is to be
tho criterion then one type of
examination is set. If academic
achievement alone is to be the
criterion then an entirely different type of examination is
required. If personality is to
matter then still a third form
of enquiry must be set up. All
this, therefore, leads us to
suggest that university professors are not yet all agreed os
to   the   kind   of   person   they
would like to see in a university. Nor are they agreed as to
what form of measurement
should be used to assess the
desirable qualities.
Another question comes to
mind. What are the advantages of rigid restriction? A
more rigid restriction means
that fewer students are admitted, classes are smaller, the
university professor's job is
easier and there is less. pres-
siire on the conumtinity by the
university for money. The.
quality of person eventually
turned out from the university
is also higher. The elite, therefore, get a very good education and the university becomes
somewhat removed from the
ordinary citizen.
NO FORM PERFECT
The other question to ask is,
wihat disadvantages are there to
this form of restriction? Since
no form of selection is absolutely perfect there will always
be a few students who. could
have benefitted . fromi university education who will be excluded. It is yet to be proved
that those students who fail at
the university to pass an examination, fail entirely to obtain
benefit from their university
years. Less able students of
course, need better teaching
and they compell all university
professors to concern themselves with better methods of
teaching. This is a good thing
for even brilliant students who
are able to get by with poor
methods of instruction, would
be better students with good
instruction.
If the university is supported
by tax money, is it not a duty
to spread its advantages as
widely as possible over the
citizens of the province? Of
course, if a province expects
the university to spread its
benefits wide, then the province in its turn must take over
adequately the task of providing mpney. With inadequate
financial support the university
is bound to restrict admission,
but with adequate support it
can move outward and help the
less able to receive some of the
advantages of a university
education,
EDUCATION A PRIVILEGE
Where universities are more
restrictive in their admission
requirements, we find that
students work better and think
of a university education as a
privilege. Where university
entrance is not rigidly restricted there is a tendency towards mass education, irresponsibility in students, and
education becomes instruction
rather than a thought-stimulating process.
The problem, then, is still
the olJ problem represented by
the two philosophies called in
America The Jacksonian and
The Jeffersonian philosophies.
Is it better to raise the general
level of education of most of
the people and thereby make
them all able to vote wisely or
is it better to make sure that
the" best are well educated so
that the community as a whole
can profit from those best able
to make a fine contribution to
the 'general welfare? Is it
possible to get the best of both
worlds? Is it better to have
tried and failed than never to
have tried at all?
To be more precise about the
B. C, Entrance Examinations,
the problems can be summarized as follows: Those who
wish the university to set its
own entrance examinations
claim that:
1. The departmental examination! do not provide a
fine enough screen to-lift
out all the Inept.
2. The unreliability ol the
departmental examinations
may   cause   the   exclusion
of   potentially   good   Students.
3. The departmental examinations art not designed
primarily to assass. and
therefore to predict outcomes of the university
program.
4. Entrance examinations designed by the university
would be more carefully
keyed to University objectives.
5. The exclusion of "unfit"
students by university examinations would reduce costs.
Those who oppose special
entrance examinations claim
that:
1. Experience has shown
that there is a high enough
correlation between the
departmental examine-
tions and general intelligence to warrant their use
for admission purposes.
(Continued on Page 4)
See   SCARFE
Mat 7kti CampuA Veefa
By   JIM  MacFARLAN
Let's get right to the point.
This campus needs an awakening on the part of more than
85% of its students. An awakening to the fact that for some
years a small, bigoted clique
of social climbers has dominated  our  student  government.
The frat men (?) and their
feminine counterparts, thc sappy sorority sisters have had
things their own way for too
long. For example look at the
composition of Students Council for the years 1954-1958:
Non-~
"G
reek"
"Greek"
Members
Members
54-55   -_
__
10
4
55-56   ..
	
11
3
56-57   _.
	
11
3
57-58   ...
11
4
Now the Greeks will tell you
that thc reason for this dominant role is that they take only
"a better quality man", or a
girl of "outstanding characteristics"    Hogwash!
The frats win elections because of their tightly knit organization; because their candidates can draw on 20 to 70
people to help in their campaign; because they can depend
on the  "Greek  bloc"  of votes;
and because of the apathy of
the non-Greek voters.
Due to the fact that they
wield a good deal of power,
many students tend to think
that the frat-sorority population, is much larger than it
actually is.
From statistics on fraternity
sizes, influence, etc., let us
turn a moment to examine the
typical "Greek". Is he the
well-rounded, forward-looking,
confident young man, with
high moral principles, thai the
Greek propaganda would have
us believe?
Yes. In a way. He's well-
rounded from too much beer,
looks forward to the Saturday
night exchange with the Kapp
Kappa girls, is confident that
by being a good fellow the brothers will elect him Social
Chairman, and had high moral principles — until they are
challenged.
A few statistics show their
real size:
He is a conformist too. He
talks, dresses, drinks, eats at
"his" table in the caf, and gets
pinned — just like his brothers.   UGH!
The female of the species is
a happy young thing. Attractive, well trained in the social
graces — the "right" word,
the "right" gesture, the "right"
smile, and who cares about
brains anyway.
With a few exceptions the
"Greeks" are dull, parasitical
boors, whose chief contribution
to the university is their fees.
But now to problems of student government. What can
be done to raise the general
level of interest in AMS affairs
to ensure that no single group
can continue to "pull the
strings."
The first thing is to open up
discussion on frats and sororities. Their "merits" must be
debated in "Ubyssey." The
"Greeks" can only be the
loser  in  such   a   battle  which
will bring to the attention. of
the majority of students the
malodorous frat system with
its prejudices, its bigotry, and
its discrimination.
Secondly, action by clubs
and undergraduate societies to
place in leadership students
whose first loyalty is not to
the secret societies, but to the
student body as a whole.
Thirdly, the election next
Spring of A Students Council
in which the frats and sororities no longer hold numerical
control. This year, with a non-
"Grfeek" President and Vice-
President, we have a beginning.
Next year may we see an
end to the long-time rule of the
minority.
NOTE: Three fraternities —
Alpha Tau Omega, Kappa Sigma, and Sigma Chi, plus an
undisclosed number of sororities still discriminate on racial
grounds.
Sorority
Fraternity
Greek
University
Greek
Membership
Membership
Total
Enrollment
Percentage
51-52
          259
511
770
6432
12.0
52-53
          222
503
815
5548
14.7
53-54
          207
507
804
5500
14.4
54-55
          200
595
795
5914
13.4
55-56
            260
640
900
6403
14.1
56-57
275
710
985
7699
12.4 Tuesday, September 24, 1957
THE      UBYSSEY
Page 3
SCARFE
(Continued from Page 2)
2. There is no guarantee
that entrance examinations
set by the university would
be any more valid or re-
reilable than the departmental examinations.
3.The 'State Institution" versus "The Private Institution" ideology would have
political implications.
4. The university has a "safety valve" in its program
of the first two years.
5. The university is already
well represented on departmental commit tees,
and its interests should
therefore be adequately
protected.
REVISE EXAMS
I believe that in Canada it
would be unwise to become too
rigid in our restriction of university entrance. I believe,
however, that we could improve the kind of examinations which are set and accepted as efficient tests of
ability to profit from university education. I believe
that these admission examinations should be revised so that
they test ability to use knowledge rather than to acquire
knowledge and so that they
give evidence of willingness to
work as well as ability to
work, although how this can
be done is*not yet fully certain.
On the other hand, I believe
thai the university must undertake a very important soul-
searching about ihe way the
first two years are taught.
BAD TEACHING
Far too little attention is
given to the methods of instruction in those early years.
Far too little that is adventurous, experimental and stimulating goes on. Far too much
attention is given to the dull
acquisition of information. Perhaps somen of the failure rate
is due to bad teaching at university and not to the ineptitude of students.
I believe there are advantages to be gained from university life which are distinct
from achievement of academic
diplomas. I believe, too, that
the future world will need far
more people educated generally to a university level than
ever before. On the other
hand, if a community wishes
the university to open its doors
wider, the costs will be inevitably much greater. Quality
of education was never obtained cheaply.
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Le
Table
By   KEN LAMB
A bunch of us were sitting
around telling jokes and one of
thejokes went like this:
"Aside from that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the
play?"
Which is another way of announcing it is again falling leaf
time, university has recommenced and the erudite and
subtle have gathered their collective intellects to improve the
art of conversation.
Of course they won't get too
far, but the attempt will be interesting, and when you consider the actual difficulties in improving intelligent discussion,
you have to admire the attempt.
Only so many are willing to
make a try, and of the willing,
only some can carry it off.
This leaves a herd with nothing to do. The greater part of
that herd are about 2,000 first
year students, addressed in no
uncertain terms as phonies in
an editorial of last week.
The writer of the editorial
may have been right. But there
is another side worth presenting.
The other day, my friend Albert and I, lifting our heads
from "Thirty Days to ah Increased Vocabulary" long enough to survey the social scene,
decided university had begun.
We had seen a number of
freshmen, in little blue hats and
large red cars.
And we had seen even more
freshettes, in little blue hats
and large pink chests. The scene
was colorful, very young, very
exciting, and just a bit saddening.
Albert and I, when we first
arrived, back in the days when
the arts building was only obsolete and Norman MacKenzie
was turning out for track, did
not have that fresh eyed approach to color and its running-
mate, a jolly time.
We came out here to become
intellectuals. We intended to
study, study, study. Learn,
learn, learn, was our motto. We
were so excited about it that it
took us three days just to write
it down.
Consequently, when we found
it impossible to study, because j
the sun was bright; and even
harder to learn, because the instructor was not, wc suffered
one of Freud's guilt complexes.
Now without getting into an
involved screed on the usoless-
ness of psychology and complexes, we'll just merely assume |
that a complex is a bad thing to
have. j
It can be more disastrous to j
the   equilibrium   than   a   rapid j
descent in Western  Oil Barrel, |
more personally annoying  than
a bad liver.
The chap who invented it, be
he Jung, Freud or Sam Neuhau-
ser, should be elected president
of the Teamsters. !
He was the author of more
misery than Adolph Hitler.
So to hell and all that with
your guilt complexes. Be human. Yield to the urge to frolic
your coltish heels on the library
lawn, or to strain Wreck Beach
sand between your toes.
The world's finest campus only exists as such, as Berkeley
would say, if you use it as such.
Exams are months away, and
if  the  world   is  ending,  as  too
(Continued  on Page  4)
S*   SOUS  LE  TABLE
THIS BRONZE cast statue,, known'as Mother and Child
was presented to UBC this summer by an unknown donor.
The statue, sculptured by Vancouver artist George A. Nor-
ris, will form part of a larger group for the College of
Education. It is now sitting on the library lawn. Norris
was recently awarded an honorable mention in a competition for design for a new silver dollar.     '
Queen Contest
Firialists Chosen
The ten finalists in UBC's
wire chosen Monday afternoon
Kathy Wardle, Lynn Allardyce, Sharon Mitchell, Toni
Campbell, Gillian Beevor-Potts,
Sonja Jancic, Penny Bell, Mary-
Ann Elliott, Arlene MacAdam
and Margy Kerr are the 10 aspirants to the title.
These girls will be introduced
to Frosh this week, at the WUS
Big-Little Sister Banquet, Sept.
25; the Big lock Smoker, September 25; and the VOC Splash and
Dance, September 27.
Frosh may vote for their favorite candidate at any of these
three events.
The finalists were selected
from an original field of 23 hopefuls by thc Students' Council.
Frosh Queen of 1957 will be
crowned Saturday, September
28 at thc Frosh Reception, in
Brock  Hall.
1957-58 Frosh Queen Contest
at the Brock Hall Tea Dance.
NOMINATIONS OPEN
FOR WUSCCHAIRMAN
Nominations are open for
the chairmanship of the World
University Service Committee. The-deadline is September 30, at which time Student
Council will make the selection.
Applications and further information can be obtained at
the 'A.M.S. office.
"Mommy, mommy, I keep going around in circles."
"If you don't Ihut up, Johnny,
I'll  nail  your other loot to the
floor."
Re-Indoctrination Due
For Sopron Students
A new course is being offered at U.B.C.  this year.  Its
name — Hungaralogy. Before anyone rushes to sign  up  it
should  be mentioned  that  enrollment  is  strictly  limited  to
Hungarian students from Sopron.
Prof.   Lajos   Korr ,.,   will   be
teaching this new co-jr.^e and it
is intended to re-indoctrinate
Hungarian students who for the
last ten years have been taught
to think and act like Communists.
"Wc will be re-teaching thc
students Hungarian Literature
and History." Prof Kornya said.
Asked how he would be dealing
with the Horthy regime in Hungary between the two World
Wars, Prof. Kornya said, "Horthy was not a Facist. Facisnl
came to Hungary with the Nazis
in 1941."
Asked if any of the Hungarian students were Communists, Prof. Kornya replied, "They
would not have,fought thc Russians or fled from their country
if they were."
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A course in communications at the University of British
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Vernon, President pf the British Columbia Associaiton of
Broadcasters.
The course will specialize in '*
radio, television and film and
will be directed by the Department of Extension at U.B.C. and
representatives of the B. C.
broacasters. Starting date is set
for January 15, with lectures in
various subjects running for 10
weeks in the evening.
In addition, the broadcasters
and the UBC tentatively have
set May 5 to 10, 1958, for a
summer that will bring people in
the United Kingdom as well as
Canada.
Part of the cost of the 10-week
courses and seminar will be financed to the extent of $10,000
per year for 5 years by the 17
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The courses will be open  to
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THE      UBYSSEY
Tuesday, September 24, 1957
8:30
With
Lectures No
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Problem
Service
buried   under
the
A slumbering form lays enveloped in a   tangle  of   blankets,   his   head
pillow.  Muffled  groans and  snores  gurgle out from under the pillow.
The youth turns uncomfortably in his bed. It is 7 a.m.
The alarm clock rings. An irritating, brassy clatter drums
his sleep sodden brain. A'cry of anguish escapes his lips. "Ugh!
Eight-thirty Physics Labs!" His numb hand gropes for the
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COOLS CAMPUS CATS
The Johnny Lester Quintet,
veterans of many «downtown
appearances, appear today at
12.30 in the Auditorium.
Bring your lunch and hearken to the campus "cool" element. Twenty-five cents for
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Clank!   Silence.
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sleep, condoning his action with
the thought that he could write
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Half an hoU'r later his mother
hauls htm out of bed.
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will go into operation today.
Radsbc's noisy teletype taps out at the rate of 50
words per minute, 24 hours a day, from the far corners
of the earth as reported by the Canadian Press, the Associated Press, and the ReuteY News Agendy.
Reporters are desperately needed to digest news for
the 8 dally newcasts drtd the 3 daily sportseasts. Students
with a Bpare hour can contact,Gary Zivot at Radsoc.
Radsoc is no longer operating the sound cars due to
a reconimendation by Students' Council. Except for events
that affect more than half the university population they
will riot be used for publicity.
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U.B.C. will play host to an approximate 80,000 visiters at
next spring's "Open House."      :
Tiie' eVenf,' which takes place every three years is the
University's means 6f displaying to the public its functions
and !ho# they relate to community affairs and development.
^ ^i    As opposed to previous years
Grads Revive
Popular
Humor Mag
The reincarnation issue of
Pique, a celebrated campus humor magazine published by staff
and students will be on sale
sometime early next month according to its editor, Maurice
Gibbons.
"The magazine is designed to
laugh at the students, the staff
and ourselves," stated Gibbons,
otherwise known as "Magi," ex-
cartoonist for The Ubyssey. "It's
damn well time the stuffed
shirts on this campus started
taking themselves humorously."
Among the magizines features
will be an article on how frosh
can adapt to campus life, a serious criticism of the lecture system by professors and students,
a full fashion parade and a full-
page pin-up.
Because the first issue was a
quick sell-out on campus, Ihe reincarnation issue will be on sale
downtown as well.
when it was a one day eyent it
will be staged for two days; Friday, February 28 and Saturday,
March 1.
In conjunction with Open
House the official opening ceremony for the new Arts Building
will take place Friday evening.
The general theme as chosen
by the joint faculty-student committee will be: "U.B.C, a partner in your community development." *
Ron Longstaffe as chairman of
the Open House Committee states
that every section of the University will be asked to demonstrate
their individual faculty with
reference to the theme.
Vice-chairman and co-ordina
tor of faculty displays is Gordon
Armstrong while club displays
will be under the direction of
Mike Jeffery.
Individually each student will
serve as host.
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ttfcUib'ittATiON wasn't always like tins, me university t«,
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picture. He hasn't the money to pay his first term fees, so
he's reaching for his automatic. That's what you call holding
up the works.
Total Registration
May Reach 8,500
More than eight thousand students enrolled in U.B.C. last
week. And the invasion isn't over. The total may hit 8,500.
.At least 300 late registrants^" '
and transfer students from other
universities will he adde^ to the
just under 8,100 students aready
enrolled.
Said Registrar John E. A.
Parnall:
"No one will be surprised here
if we are close to 8,500," within
900 of of U.B.C's all time high
of 9,374 in 1947-48. Only faculty
above expectations wns second
year arts, up sharply from last
year.
Elsewiherc there were "slight
increases all the way along the
line."
Registrar Parnall said he will
be unable to release faculty
totals "until next weekend."
University of B.C.'s official enrolment total will not be announced until January, he said.
Students must return for the
second session after Christmas
exams to be students in the official census, Mr. Parnall said.
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(Continued from Page 9)
many social critics with bad
breath assure us, it will end too
fast for you to sit and count
your sins.
Youth is youth, a time to be
remembered because it was unconscious, unperturbed, uncouth
and perhaps, uneducated. It is
because of all that that it was*
youth.
But Albert and I are waxing
too heavily the already slippery
floor of philosophy.
We don't, like the editor of
this paper, dislike ducktails. It's
just that our necks aren't strong
enough to carry them. And we
do like debutantes, if only because we can't/dislike people for
being what they can't help.
And we are suspicious of that
type so ardently admired, by
professors looking for brilliant
students to push their (the professors') trolley car another
hloek, for being such keen
vuung men in search of salvation for the human race.
Their turtle neck sweaters
look just as smug, to us anyway,
as a fraternity pin.
Albert and I admire the search
for knowledge, but we abhor
the keenness that is so often a
substitute for quiet competence.
Probably the author of that
editorial and I, in the last hand
would be playing the same suit.
It's just that like most thinkers,
(that's Albert's word) we don't
quite dig each other's bidding.
This tug-boat crewman-professor is no doubt a fine chap,
even if he was sad when Charles
Atlas never sent the muscles
with the instructions.
But Albert knows of a few
freshmen who courted hernias
earning the money to keep the
registrar from seizing mother's
needle work.
So don't all become intellectuals, chaps. If everyone wins
the scramble to look down on
his brothers, we can't all feel
superior. Tuesday, September 24, 1957
THE     UBYSSEY
Page 5
CCF Backs Dental
School For UBC
The CCF has joined ranks in the fight with the government to establish a dental faculty at UBC. A meeting of 30
CCF delegates from throughout B.C. last weekend forwarded
a resolution to Premier Bennett proposing the immediate setting up of a faculty of dentistry at UBC.
Join The Pub,
Be A Wheel
Fail The Year
Contrary to public belief,
most campus leaders are pubsters. You need pay no astronomical fee to join this hardy
crew. First year students and
anybody else interested in writing for The Ubyssey have been
asked by the Great White Mother to report to the den in the
north basement of the old
Brock.
Positions are open. That is,
positions are open for reporters,
columnists, feature and editorial
writers.
Experiences is not necessary.
, Oh yes, you're welcome in to
the told any time, but there's a
general meeting for new pubsters at noon hour Friday. Momentous issues will be discussed.
If it's your first time down to
the Pub Office, be careful you
don't wander into the women's
john by mistake.   It's next door.
If it's not your first time down
to the Pub, be a good sport and
come along anyway. You never
know when we might offer to
throw a party at your house.
After the last party, the host
collected twenty-dollars selling
the empty bottles to a junk
dealer.
This was the outcome of a
grass-roots campaign conducted
this summer by a voluntary
committee of the B. C. Dental
Association in cooperation with
tiie Dental Health Division of
the Greater Vancouver Health
League.
Briefs were sent to 2000 people in all corners of B.C. in an
effort to arouse hrtcrcst in
UBC's plight.
Facts contained in the brief
were:
There are at least 50 would-
be dentists at UBC with no place
to go. Enrollment in one of
Canada's 5 dental schools is difficult if not impossible; likewise
schools in the States are overflowing.
This year only 11 B.C. dental
students graduate from all other
universities in Canada and the
United States.
The anticipated population in-
crease in B.C. will require as
many as 70 new dentists annually.
No dental school has been
established in Canada since 1926
despite doubling of her population.
"Can Johnny come out to play
baseball?"
"NowrTommy, you know he's
a quadruple amputee."
"Oh, that's all right, we want
to use him for home plate."
"WAIT A MINUTE, Sonny, you forgot to get your "A"
Card!" Was your head swimming when you got out of the
Armouries? Just wait, soon you'll he swimming in the
Engineers lily pond. —Photo, Walt Hatcher
Theo logs Keep Pace
With Building Boom
. Construction of theological colleges and federal government laboratories is moving apace with other building development on the campus.
The Mummery
by JABEZ
Ed. note: We herewith reprint a timely column some ten
years old written by Ubyssey columnist, Jabez, nowadays
known as Eric Nicol.
Carrying
booklet    at
his registration
the high port,
Homer Quincy of Moose Groin,
Saskatchewan, marched stiffly
into the Armouries and halted
in a queue. Homer was used to
queues, now. He knew queues
so well he could stand in one
in his sleep. Matter of fact, he
had been dozing in a queue in
the Admin Building when they
woke him up and told him it
was time to pay his five dollars. By then Homer had forgotten when he first started to
line up, and why. For the last
few days he had just been following the targe wart on the
neck in front of him, blindly
and open-mouthed, hoping it
might lead to food or a place to
sit down.
It had led to another queue.
It led to a table marked "REPRESENTATIVE OF DEAN OF
ARTS", where most of the stock
judging seemed to be going on.
Homer combed his yellow hair
and rubbed his stubble nervously. He found himself confronted. V
"What is your course?" asked
the   Representative.
EYES WARY
Homer squinted at her, his
small, red-rimmed eyes wary.
Once before in a similar situation he had spoken too soon,
with the result he spend four
years in the RCAF piloting a
mop. Noticing a Calendar on
the table, Homer pointed to the
cover.
"What's that say?" he asked
cautiously.
"Why it says, "The University of British Columbia." replied the surprised Rep.
"Yeah," rrtfurmured Homer,
looking crafty, "I'll take sum-
ma that."
The rep recoiled slightly.
"But you must have sonic
course. "What are you interested in taking?"
SIXTY BUCKS
"Sixty bucks a month,"
Homer replied readily, feeling
surer of his ground.
"But you also have to take
fifteen  units."
"Shucks, keep 'em," said
Homer, anxious not to seem
greedy. "Sixty bucks"ll be
plenty."
The Rep nodded slowly, tried
another  tack.
"All right Mr. Quincy. Now
. what year are you in?"
"Twenty-eight next January,"
beamed Homer.
I mean what college year.
Have you a white booklet?"
Before he realized what she
was up to, the Rep took Homer's five-dollar booklet", which
he hadn't even read yet. He
watched her closely, ready to
snatch it back if she tried anything funny.
LANGUAGE
"You'll have to take English
100 and 101 and Math 100.
What's   your   language?"
"Canadian," Homer answered proudly.
The Rep drummed on the
table.
"Look. How about German
90? Would you like German
90?"
"Is it in English?" Homer
wasn't to be tricked.
Writing in, "German 90" the
Rep went on. "Then there's
your science' Do you have a
science?"
"On the right side of my rfose
sometimes, yeah.- I was goin'
into the air crew . . ."
"That's a sinus," the Rep interrupted, softly. The knuckles
showed white on hetr clasped
hands. "I'll put you down for
Biology 100 and Chemistry
100."
NINETY-NINE
"What happened to them first
ninety-nine?" asked Homer,
but found himself shoved along
to a series of tables marked
"Geography," "English," "Spanish," and so on.
Moving from table to table
he watched, fascinated as the
department deftly dropped into
sections and bundled him into
rooms. All afternoon he bounced back and forth across the
hollow square of tables, like a
billiard ball gone berserk. When
we went to a table, the man
would take his timetable sheet
and make some squiggly marks,
frown, scratch his nose, shake
his head and send him back to
the end of the line-up for the
first table. There the man would
curse softly, scratch out the
first squiggly marks and squig-
gle in a set of new ones.
"That's  all   I   can  do,"   he'd
bark.
SQUIGGLES
As he shambled back to the
second table, Homer looked at
the squiggles and wondered
how the truan came to have an
important job like that if that
was all he could do.
Triumphantly bearing the
squiggles of the second table,
Homer would pass to the third,
where the man seemed to find
all the squiggles very amusing.
He laughed a funny sort of
hmgh, and Homer laughed too
just to be neighborly, until the
man sent him back to the first
two table to have all the M|iiig-
glcs changed again, lie won-
wered what the sign outside
had meant about going around
clockwise. He felt there must
be something wrong vvith his
mainspring.
When all the spaces on his
time-table were finally filled.
Homer was delighted to find
that he was left with Sunday
afternoons and Christmas day
free His only disappointment
was that he had 8:30 lectures
six days a week. %
"I live in New Westminster,"
he had explained to the English
department.
BEAUTIFUL CITY
"Beautiful city," said the Department, squigglying him for
8:30,  section 78, HL4.
Getting past the remaining
tables was just a matter of
time, but when Homer limped
from the' Armouries he found
his brand new booklet had been
ripped all to hell. Well,, they
did it. He refused to go back tc
the Admin Building and start
over again. He never wanted
• to stand in line again, for anything. He walked slowly towards the bus-stand, passing a
long line-up for something or
other. His feet winced at the
sight. Not until he rounded the
Aggie Building did he see what
this was the queue for:
Sniveling, quietly, Homer turned his steps, back In
the line's end, sagged into
place, and looked up into the
large wart on the neck in
front. At last he was beginning
to understand why the Registrar had asked him about his
standing at high school. Had
lie stood enough? lie wondered,
Were his feet ready for college?
Then Homer realized the advantage he and other ex-servicemen enjoyed: they had hundreds of hours more queucing
time to their credia. This was
just an extra-long pay parade,
that wa.s all. And Homer Quincy shuffled towards the bus
with the light of hope shining
in his eyes.
St. Andrew's Hall, the new
Presbyterian Theological college
containing acomodation for 40
sludents and being built at a cost
of $280,000, is expected to be
completed  by* October 15.
Construction of St. Mark's College (Roman Catholic) started in
July with August 1958 set as a
target date for completion. It is
being built at a, cost of $500,000
and wil contain residence accommodation for 48 students.
Officials of thc Baptist Church
have told the university that it
is their intention to build a college on the campus area reserved for them, although plans have
not been started.
Thc Federal Forest Products
Laboratory, a $1,000,000 project Hearing completion, is expected to be opened early next
year.
Plar>s for the construction of
a Technilogical Station, for the
Fisheries Research Board of
Canada and a Sciences Services
Laboratory for the Department
of Agriculture are at an advanced stage.
The New Regime of The
Ubyssey won't tolerate fillers
like this, so we won't write any,
Rotaries To Build
New Student House
Construction will begin within a few weeks on  another building for the campus.  It
is the new International House, to, be located at the north end of the West Mall opposite
the President's gateway. 3~  .
Football Queen On
Whirlwind Week
The building was designed by
Prof. Frederic Lasscrre, director
of the school of architecture. It
will function as a social centre,
with a main lounge and club
rooms capable of holding a maximum of 400 people. It will be
ready for use next fall.
Cost of the building will be
lbout $150,000 and it is being
raised  by  the  Rotary  Club  of
Vancouver as a fiftieth annivers-  in California, where she rcpre-
«ry project. The Zonta Club of
Vancouver has undertaken to
provide many of the furnishings.
I.H.A.'s next project is a residence for 250 students. It has
jeen established that fifty per
;ent of them much be Canadian,
the same ratio that is aimed at
within  the  club's  membership.
br. A. Vf. Wpinman, chairman
-it the President's Committee on
Overseas Students, emphasized
.hat, "The., international House
s not a place to segregate,people
born abroad but to enable them
to meet Canadian on equal
terms."
The House is one of the largest campus* clubs, with 424 members last year. It is presently
housed in a hut on the East
Mall behind the library.
BIG-LITTLE SISTER
BANQUETWEDNESDAY
Freshettes and their big
sisters will get together Wednesday at 6 p.m, in the Armoury for the annual Big and
Little Sister Banquet.
Tickets are 80 cents and are
on sale in the Brock.
"It was the most wonderful
week of my life," said Kay Ham-
marstom, 20-year-old education
student, of her whirlwind week
sented  UBC  in    the    Berkeley
football festival beauty contest.
Miss Hammarstrom was tiie
only Canadian girl in the competition, which was won by the
University of Mississippi representative. The guest of the Berkeley Junior Chamber of Commerce, she spent two days in
Los Angeles, then flew to Berkeley for the climax of the
week.
Thursday night she was a
guest of honor at the Coronation
Hall, Friday night she attended
a giant rally in the Greek Amphitheatre, and Saturday she
witnessed the football game between University of California
and Southern Methodist University.
During the week Miss Hammarstrom modelled in a fashion
show, visited Walt Disney's famous Southern California studio,
and appeared on television.
The New York Life Agent
on your campus
is a good man to know.
Representative
BOB DIXON
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THE      UBYSSEY
Tuesday, September 24, 1057
UWO   STAFF   BACK   SPORT
While rambling across the
campus at the University of
Western Ontario this weekend,
wc had a chance to compare and
contrast this campus and that of
UBC. Western has a very lovely campus.
All their buildings arc ')uilt
of the same brown-grey stone,
no army huts lo clutter up the
grounds.
The natural scenery is also
very lovely, second only to our
own.
• However, as we toured the
various buildings, we noticed
another point in which UBC
does not stack up nearly so well.
Our guide, the Public Relations
Officer of the Athletic Department at Western, stopped to chat
wiHi and introduced us to a
number of Deans Professors in
the various builc'ings. Everyone
of them seemed eager to talk
for tball. Thc head of the chemistry department began to reminisce about Western football
team of 20 years ago. He remembered t!".e names of some of
the players, the teams they beat
ind the teams they lost to.
TWO DEGREES
Thc Dean of the Business College made some joke about offering Ren Stewart a degree in
medicine to entice him to play
football for Western. Stewart,
one of the top college players in
the East, has played football for
Queens    for    approximately    7
Western Tramples
Thunderbirds 54-0
University of Western Ontario Mustangs trampled the
UBC Thunderbirds into Ontario turf Saturday in the annual
Paraplegic Bowl football game for the Winston Churchill
trophy. Mustangs scored 54 unanswered points before they were
silenced by the final gun.
The Birds ran into trouble on
the second play after the opening kickoff when Western capitalized on a UBC fumble to
score their first major. With
Bruce Allardyce, Wayne Aiken
and Frank Tarling carrying into
Western territory but were forced to punt when quarterback
Aiken was smeared for a loss
on an attempted pass.
Mustangs added another
touchdown, late in the first
quarter'when halfback Neil Des-
borough got five yards behind
the UBC defence to haul in a
40 yard pass from veteran
quarterback Art Turner. Mustangs crossed the goal line three
times in the second quarter with
Art Turner and Lionel Conacher
carrying the through the line
for two and end Bob Fullerton
snaffling a 20 yard pass from
Turner over the goal line.
Halfback Frank Tarling
cheated the Mustangs out of a
sure touchdown in the second
half when he jumped high in
the air to intercept a 35 yard
pass from Western's Frank
Cosentino on the UBC 8.
The Birds had difficulty moving against the well trained
Western squad, however, and
Jackie Henwood, who was handling only Ihe punting chores on
Saturday because of an injured
rib, was called in again and
again to kick.
Henwood started a near touchdown march early in the fourth
quarter, Rookie quarterback Jim
Oliver was thrown for a 10-yard
loss on the UBC 45. Tarling was
stopped for no gain and with a
third and 20 situation Henwood
was called in to punt. Instead of
punting, the agile Henwood
kept the ball and raced for 34
yards before he was pulled down.
An eight yard pass from Oliver
to Allardyce, a 10 yard roughing penalty against the Mustangs, and a 6 yard gain through
the line by Allardyce brought the
ball to the Western 15.
An incomplete pass to Tarling
and a 10-yard penalty for delaying the game forced the Birds
to try for a field goal. The scoring threat fizzled when the hard-
charging Mustang line blocked
the kick and took possession on
the UBC 45.
Western added their final
major in the fourth quarter
wihen the Birds lost the ball on
downs on their own 12.
Coach Frank Knupp had
plenty of reasons for crying the
blues about his team's loss. Seven
top Thunderbird players includ
ing Charlie Kules, George
Kosich, Bruce Sagle and Oscar
Krcutzigar were out with injuries. The inexperienced defensive
halfbacks, used to playing American football, could not perform
efficiently under Canadian rule*
which allows the backfield to
move toward the line of scrim
mage before the ball is snapped.
The Thunderoirds were not a
bad as the score indicates. Back;
Wayne Aiken, Bruce Allardyct
and Frank Tarling were running
very well, (Aiken averaged 22
yards on 4 kickoff runbacks.)
The front line, led by big Roy
Jokanavich, were hitting'hard
all afternoon. The team showed
a lot of hustle, and with a few
weeks training should be a competitor in the Evergreen Conference.
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WITH   THE   MARX   BROTHERS
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Don't miss ihe  first  feature of the  "57-'58 season
NOTE TO FROSH
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years, has picked up two degrees
and is working on his third).
How many of the Deans and
Professors at UBC are more
than just aware of the Thunderbird gridders? How many ol
them can make an intelligent
conversation with football as the
topic?
There's no doubt that the
UWO Mustangs are morally supported by the staff and students
at Western. But they are also
supported financially. The UWO
fioard of Governors takes complete responsibility for the athletic finances. Their football
budget runs, to approximately
$25,000 as compared to $8,000
for UBC.
WEAK BACKFIELD
The main reason for UBC's
loss at Western Saturday was a
weak defensive 'backfield. Thc
defensive halfbacks just up
from the Jayvees have not had
thorough enough training to
! jpc with abnormal situations
:' nd when faced with a backfield
in motion against the Mustangs,
they became confused.
They had not had enough
training because, prior to the
opening of the semester, most of
I lese players were working full-
time. They had to in order .to
attend University.
Western, on thc other hand,
! et una two-week training camp
before school started.    For  14
days these boys did nothing but
talk, eat and sleep football. No
wonder   they   looked   good against our boys.
LACK OF FUNDS
When Frank Gnup hasn't got
enough funds to buy nose-guards
for the safety and protection of
his players, there's something
wrong with the allocation of
funds to athletics.
The students agreed with this
at thc general meeting in spring
by passing a one dollar increase
in fees to go to athletics, but
what about the administration?
Why not some recognition and
financial support of the major
sports at UBC?
-*X
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If freshmen are desirous ot
meeting some of the athletes
and coaches at UBC, turn out to
the Big Block Smoker, at Brock
Hall, 7.30 Wednesday night.
Various entertainment will be
featured including speeches by
coaches and athletes. No admission will be charged. All Big
Block members are requested to
attend.
♦      Hi      H*
GRASS HOCKEY
All girls interested in playing
grass  hockey  this  year,  please
meet today in the Women's Gym
at 3.30. Practices will start immediately. ^
* H*      *
JAYVEE PRACTICE
Anybody and everybody is
welcome to turn out to the Jayvee football practice today at
4.00. Coach Al Hammer will
teach you the bumps and grinds.
* *     *
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Anyone interested in curling
with the UBC curling club
please contact Cyril Pomeroy at
4609 W. 11th or phone AL 0834.
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GET YOUR SUPPLIES
FOR ANY FACULTY, AT
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in fine foods, imported cigarettes and
tobacco, stationery, etc.
UNIVERSITY BUS FARES
SPECIAL STUDENT'S FARE
WITH CERTIFICATE
On presentation of a University of British Columbia
Identification Card, or Staff Certificate, students and
staff may travel within thc University Endowment Lands
fare zone on payment of n 10 for 40c Student's Ticket or
5c cash. The identification card or staff certificate must
be shown every time a special fare is paid. This fare
does not permit a transfer. The Identification Card to be
presented is issued in the Registration Booklet and is
the same card used for identification at the Library. Staff
Certificates arc issued from the office of the Accountant.
REGULAR FARES
If Identification Card or Staff Certificate is not shown,
the regular fare of 7c cash will be charged.
Transfers are issued if requested on payment of regular
fare which will be honored at the Blanca Loop for travel
on city lines on payment of 10c cash in place of the
regular 13c or 4 for 50c ticket fare.
Vancouver City transfers are honored on the U.B.C.
bus at Blanca Loop on payment of 5c cash in place of
regular 7c fare.
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