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Don't Be a
Litter bug
No.  46
THE "CITY" at West Point Grey. Since 1945, the physical facilities of the campus have been taxed to a near breaking point. Construction is proceeding constantly, in an attempt to catch up with
the University's rapid growth.   The 'master plan' for the campus
will eliminate parking on the campus proper (see lots in picture);
instead, autos will be left in peripheral lots — a completely pedestrian campus. Completion date is in the far-off '70's.
1       —photo, Information Office
Page 2    Editorial page.
Page 3 , Sadie Hawkins'
Page 4    Faculty  roles.
Page 5    Criticism   and
Page 7    Extension  Dept.
Page 8   Associated
Women  Students.
Page 9    International
Page 10 Fine Arts Centre.
Page II Sports.
UBC's Graduates
Stray From Home
! The University of British
! Columbia is one of Canada's
! most: prominent universities.
' During the past twenty five
years it has had over 26,000
However, how many of these
graduates have become university   instructors   and  lecturers,
and    more    specifically,    how
. many of them return to U.B.C.
! to become part of the teaching
• staff?- In brief, is UBC graduat-
; ing   enough  of its  students to
! meet staff requirements?
President Mackenzie's answer
to this is: "We are not producing
enough good students at the
graduate level to meet the needs
of J-tgi-er education in B.C."
In face of this realization, the
queries may arise:
Does UBC emphasize research
in preference to teaching, or
vicecversa, thus losing' many
essential instructors? Is this
(University, in fact, "cut off"
from the rest of Canadian culture, and therefore not offering
the proximity of other institutions of higher learning with
which to communicate?
The policy of most Canadian
universities is to recommend
post - graduate and doctorate
studies at other universities, and
this is the policy of the Univer-
(Continued on Page 6)
Letters To Request
Housing Information
Approximately 3,000 copies of a letter requesting information on the student housing situation will be distributed in the
Point Grey area this weekend.
President-elect Dave Edgar,
head of the Alma Mater Society's
Housing Committe, is circulating the letter in an effort to
find out what the area's residents think of student housing
problems. 4
This letter will ask these
Do you now, or would you
in future, take in university
students as roomers or boarders?
If yes, how many?
If you now take iiLjnore than
two students, and if you were
forced in the future to limit
to two the number of students
you could take in, would this
affect your financial position.
a. greatly? b. slightly? c. not
at all?
special allowances should be
granted to students of the university without creating any
substantial changes in the present housing laws?
Would you please indicate
which, if any, of the following
proposals regarding student
boarders you would prefer to be
in your   neighborhood:
a. Limit the number of student boarders to two per
b. 'Limit the number of student boarders to four per
household;.   ;;
c. \ Limit the number of stu-
. dent  boarders to  six per
d. Have no limit on the number of student boarders
per household.
Please feel free to add any
comments, ideas or suggestions
What objections, if any, do
you have to university students
living in your neighbors' home? j you may have on the subject of
Do you think that, because of
the proximity of the West Point
Grey   area   to   the   University,
this letter.
(Continued on Page 6)
For Summer
Chairman of the Student
Employment   Committee
Unless the people of British
Columbia give freely of their
support, a substantial group of
UBC students may be forced to
discontinue their studies.
If the summer employment
situation is -is tight as - it was
in 1959, many students -will
have to take a long iook: at
their resources and, perhaps,
consider a future without higher ,.
The   students   appeal   to   the
people of British  Columbia to.,
do all in their power to employ
UBC  students  for  the   coming.,
The   student,   on   the   other
hand, gains much important ex-,
j       (Continued   on  Page   9)
Thursday, February 11, 1960
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 of B.C.
Telephones: Editorial offices, AL. 4404; Locals 12, 13 and 14;
Business offices, AL. 4404; Local 15.
Editor-in-Chief: R. Kerry White
Associate Editor -.. Elaine Bissett
Managing Editor Del Warren
News Editor - John Russell
C.U-P. Editor Irene Frazer
Club's Editor Wendy Barr
Features Editor Sandra Scott
Head Photographer Colin Landie
Photography Editor Roger McAfee
'• Senior Editors: Farida Sewell. Allan Chernov
Reporters and Desk:
;!       Diane Greena41, Vlad Romanchych, Madeline. Bronsdon,
*|       Derek  Allen, Bob  Hendrickson,  Gary Keenan,  Norman
Lane, Fred Fletcher, Mike Hunter, Ed Lavalle.
— Editorial —
1 Have any of you noticed the city on the western ex-
! tremfty of Point Grey that has, like Topsy, "just growed"?
J Your university HAS become" a virtual city, complete
| with police force, fire department, shopping center, and
, restaurants. At present its citizens number over 10,000,
■! and they have their own system of government which
} appears to be of no concern to them, just as local, provin-
i cial arid dominion governments appear to be of no concern
i   to you.
May we suggest, however, that there is something of
great importance that the students oi your university ARE
:   concerned about, as you should be, and that ds the univer-
1   sity its*eif: its function, its achievemehts, and its develop-
!   ment.
Tnere is ample evidence that the sturlents are willing
I   to help themselves.   Trie War Memorial Gymnasium was a
gift to the university frbrh the students; the Student Union
I   Building, Brock Hall, was built with student funds; all
student activities are run by students; and a great many
i   valuable services to the administration of the university
are performed by students.    With this in mind, is it too
f   much if the students ask for support from  the public?
'   While they  certainly  appreciate the  tremendous  support
you have given them in the past, they ask that it be con-
1   tinued.
A case in point is the proposed Fine Arts Center. Con-
! servatively spealjing, this-center was desperately needed
ten years ago, but the powers that be deemed it necessary
to delegate funds to other projects. Now, for the umpteenth
time, the subject of a Fine Arts Center has been brought
forward, and this time the university as a whole means to
do something about it. The center will cost $2,000,000.
The Canada Council will provide half this sum; the other
half must .come either directly from the public, by donation, or indirectly, through the provincial government
matching grant. The Social Credit Government has promised to match the donations in the development fund—we
1   pray that this promise is fulfilled.
The university needs many other facilities desperately
—Commerce Building, a hospital, a Student Union Building
—but its most desperate need is public awareness, understanding, and support, for without these nothing else can
possibly follow.
* * *
Education in its many forms is by far the most important facet in the growth of our country. Intercontinental ballistic missiles, higher standards of living, roads,
bridges, and new Government Houses MUST take a back
seat to Education. And yet the reverse has been true as
far as political policy is concerned.
A liberally educated man or woman has much more
overall value to Canada's future than a technician, or an
industrial mogul, unless you consider specific cases. And
one of the most important aspects of a person's liberal education is embodied in the Fine Arts. In this age of power,
politics, propaganda, psychological advertising, and the organization man, culture is sadly ignored. It must be
brought back to its rightful place in our society or we shall
" all become frothing, snarling animals, tearing each other-
limb from hmfe in our frenzy to snatch the almighty dollar.
TlfE __t>lfOR.
Right or Privilege?
There has been much discussion as to whether education is
a right or a privilege.
Arguments of thts nature,
however, usually reach agreement on one point. That is, that
there should be an equality of
opportunity for obtaining an
In Canada, this equality of
opportunity is offered up to
Grade 12. At this level, there
seems to be a sharply defined
line, beyond which the general
public has no longer any interest
in this most desirable of all
Up to Grade 12, except for
a relatively small number of students whose parents cannot
afford to support them during
the school year, anyone can go
to school if he has the ability
and the willingness to work.
For a university education,
however, there are, at the present time, two requirements—
money and brains. .There, is
every reason for academic qualifications, as otherwise the quality of the product cannot be
maintained, but there is no justification for exclusion on financial grounds.
This does not mean that there
should be no fees, but that the
fees must never be so great as to
become a barrier blocking out
capable students. An extensive
bursary scheme, based on financial need as well as marks would
do much to alleviate the problem.
The most important problem
in Canada is not that of prevent-
i»g individuals who lack the requisite ability from going to college, but rather of attracting
many able students who do not
now receive education beyond
the High School level.
Many other countries have
already faced up to the problem.
In England, for example, a
relatively small group of students is picked out and these
are given an essentially free
education. Many of those who
do not go to university attend
one of the many technical colleges.
In Russia many sudents are
paid salaries while attending
university—even to the extent
of being given bonuses for extra work.
The U.S. is at the other extreme. One out of every three
Americans goes on to a university or college, but students fees
provide 31 per cent of the income
of public institutions, compared
to only 11 per cent in Britain.
In   Canada,   we have  neither
essentially free higher education nor do we have many students attending university, in
fact only one out of every thirteen Canadians of college age is
attending university. Further,
at UBC this year, student fees
will provide about 34 percent of
the operating income.
We have adopted some of the
worst features from two different systems—we have the high
fees and relatively low standards
of the American State universities without the corresponding
benefits  of mass  education.
Like the English we have a
small proportion of students attending university, but we do
not have the correspondingly
high standards and quality of
Canadians have not achieved
the advantages of either system,
but have settled for the disadvantages of both.
There is no position of world
leadership waiting for a country
which does not recognize the
needs of the future and plan
In Canada today, there is
every danger that higher education, despite the political lip
service which is continually being paid to it, will become
neither a right nor a privilege.
To the Editor,
The Ubyssey.
Dear Sir:
On March "24 the 'Birds host
the California Bears in the third
game of the World Cup rugby
series. This annual event is the
biggest noon-hour sports presentation on campus this year. On
the same afternoon Students'
Council will be holding a court
in the armories as the spring
general meeting gets,under way.
Perhaps, in view of the apathy
towards studeht government
manifested in the recent election, the rugby game may out-
draw the general meeting, and
may in fact, take its quorum.
On the seventeenth of March,
which is the only other date on
which a general meeting may be
held, Special Events is hosting
the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. To get a quorum at
the general meeting, the Students' Council may have to hold
it on the seventeenth. This would
mean forfeiting the guarantee to
be paid to the Symphony Orchestra.
This is not the first example of
such a clash. When UBC was
hqgting Manitoba in the WCIAU
home-opener, Mardi-Gras drew
many supporters away.
We elect a Co-ordinator of Activities to the Student Council
each year. Certainly, the above
examples    make    one i wonder
where he fits into the picture.
It seems that the Co-ordinator
has become tangled up in the
detailed work of allotting space
to meet the increased demand
for facilities.
I intend no discredit to the
present Co-ordinator but am
suggesting that some change
should be made in the present
The answer given when an
important event clashes with an
athletic presentation is that it is
up to the Men's Athletic Association to provide the informaion.
In other words it is up to them
to adjust the situation. This is
not the job of the MAA.
I hope that the lesson of the
general meeting (which could
have resulted in a colossal blunder) will prompt Student Councillors to give the Co-ordinator
the power and the means of truly
acting in the best interests of
the student community. Instead
of being a mere booking agent
he should be a co-ordinator who
has the power to take positive
action to prevent costly clashes.
Yours truly,
President, Men's Athletic
To the Editor,
The Ubyssey.
Dear Sir:
It is less  than a week  away
since a member of a party indifferent to most of us spbke to a
"disinterested" assembly of University students on this campus.
The feelings toward that speaker
were discouraging, childish, and
uncalled for.
We in Canada were certainly
showing to our best advantage
that we live in a democratic
society. We were doing our best
to remember one of old P'.D.R.'s
Four Freedoms. What if Mr. B.
was wrong? He could have been
listened_to with more attention.
It takes a little more than gumption—at least in a man who is
firmly convinced that he is
right—to duck away from apple
cores and paper bags, to cope
with Catcalls and screeching to
such a crying extent . . .
I hope that the students that
Mr. B. intends to speak to in the
near future will listen to him
with a more sincere, more democratic approach than was done
recently at the University of
British  Columbia.
Education III.
P.S.: It is hoped that those
individuals who made such fools
of themselves are someday faced
they try and present their opin-
with a barricade of missiles when
The Ubyssey is at all times
glad to print provocative editorial material as long as it is
signed and typewritten. The
deadline for such material is
12:30 p.m. any day.
Opinions expressed in guest
editorials, letters to the editor and editorial columns are
not necessarily those of the
The Ubyssey will not publish letters to the editor unless they are signed and typewritten. Pseudonyms will be
used on occasion, but not unless the author's identity- is
known to the Ubyssey.
The purpose of this newspaper
is to illustrate to the public the
integral role a university plays
in the community. A modern institution brings together the best
minds in all fields and endeavors
to impart their knowledge to
deserving students.
Of the many-services the university provides, some of the
most important lie in the .field
of technological development, an
area that has benefited much
from the research laboratories of
The University of British Columbia has expanded its physical
facilities greatly over- the past
few years, while not neglecting
important and necessary additions to its curriculum. There is
no doubt that more must be done
in both these fields.
Our province is growing rapidly and the university must grow
with it to meet the increasing
demands on its resources. However, it cannot do this without
your continued support either in
all or in part of its work. We
hope that the following pages
will show you the university as
it is today and as we hope it
will be tomorrow.
President of A.M.S. Thursday, February 11, 1960
Sadie Hawkins Day
Celebrates Leap Year
THE OLD still in evidence at UBC. Converted army
huts, like these, still serve the needs of thousands of students. Projected planning allows for elimination of these
eyesores: exactly when is still unknown.
—photo, Information Office
THE MEW, exemplifying the building spirit at UBC.v The
UBC Development Fund is assisting in the construction of
many beautiful new structures, as the Buchanan Building
pictured here. —photo, Information Office
UBC To Host Delegates
at Next NFCUS Seminar
Proof of UBC's growing interest and importance in Canadian university affairs is the
decision to hold the Third Annual NFCUS Seminar on this
campus next fall.
The Seminar, involving 150
delegates from universities
across Canada, will be held in
the first week of September. Student leaders and executives will
be chosen from each university
on a basis of enrollment. At |
least two students from every I
NFCUS (National Federation of
Canadian University Students)
member college will attend.
The problem of organizing
the large Seminar (three times '.
the size of previous NFCUS i
seminars) is the responsibility of
a new committee. Members of
the Students Council elect the
local NFCUS Committee, who
with the Faculty will work
through the summer on the project. Social as well as academic
activities will be planned by the
Because of the new facilities
which have been added to the
campus during the past year,
UBC is particularly well equipped to accommodate the visiting
students. Delegates will stay in
the new Men's Residences, eat
in the new Common Block, meet
for discussion groups in the new
Buchanan Building and attend
luncheons and banquets in Brock
The problem of financing the
project promises to be a considerable challenge. About $22,-
000 will be needed to provide
for return rail fares for all
the delegates. An additional $20-
000 is needed to cover food, entertainment, and other necessary arrangements for the week-
long Seminar.
AMS president, Peter Meekison has asked for full support
for the project. He intends to
contact leaders of provincial
government and industry for assistance, both monetary and personal.
Both the Canada Council and
local and national industries will
be approached for funds.
UBC's library resembles a
stone fortress.
And well it might, for it
guards what is most important
to students at university—knowledge.
The Library was one of the
first buildings to be erected on
the present University site.
With approximately" 450,000
volumes, UBC's library is the
third largest on English speaking
universities in Canada. Only
those of Toronto and McGill are
Last year, the Thomas Murray Collection of Canadiana and
Americana, about 10 tons of
books, was acquired.
Recently, the Library acquired
one of the five most important
collections of Chinese literature
in North America.
At present, the library is divi
ided into six divisions: Acquisitions, Cataloguing, Serials, Circulation, Reference and Biomedical
Library. Each division is administered by an experienced librarian.
Library staff totals 85. Of
these 30 are professional librarians. A full-time staff of five
are employed in the bindery.
Many students work part time
at the Library, but none do more
than 10 hours per week.
This new wing, which will be
completed by September, 1960,
will have floors of reading rooms
in the south section and eight
levels of book stacks in the southeast section.
The fourth floor will contain
a reading room for graduate
students, a branch of the Provincial Archives and a Special Collection reading room.
The Library is to be remodelled throughout. Four divisions
are to be made: Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities
and Biomedical Library.
More than $1,500,000 will be
spent on this addition. An original gift from Walter C. Koerner,
matched by the B.C. government
and Canada Council, made this
addition possible.
Overseas Opportunities
Opportunity for UBC students
to study abroad is offered
through the local World University Service committee.
This month a ..selection board
will choose five students for exchange scholarships to Nigeria,
Japan and Germany. Two students will go to Germany. The
fifth scholarship at this time has
not been confirmed.
The Nigerian scholarship to
the University of Abadan marks
independence for Nigeria.
The academic session at Keio
begins in April.
The selected scholar to Keio
University will receive free tui
tion and waiver or registration
fees, as well as a monthly allow-
jance for a period of 10 months.
Accommodation if desired in the
University dormitory will be
provided at the usual cost.
The student is responsible for
all travelling costs and satisfactory conduct during the term of
the award.
| The Federal. Republic of Germany is sponsoring one scholarship tenable at any university in
: the Republic. The scholar will
j receive a monthly allowance
over twelve months, free tuition
| and a special grant to cover costs
!of travel within Germany, from
port of entry to place of study
and back. •
The student is responsible for
all other travelling costs and
satisfactory personal conduct.
The second German exchange
scholarship is to the University
at Hamburg. Monthly allowance
and tuition and registration fees
will be paid. The scholar is
responsible for all travelling
costs, health and accident insurance and satisfactory conduct.
Applications and further information are available in the
WUSC office, Brock Extension.
They must be submitted by Feb.
18, with interviewing and selection of candidates Feb. 20.
Are you tired of being treated as the same old coed, day
after day?
Are you through with doors slamming in your face? . . .
Hot rodders shooting through puddles and sending torrents of
mud running down your shapely legs?
Then    rise    up    and    reform
rise up
those miserable men—give 'em
a taste of what ought to be done.
Let's show our men that we,
too, are willing to take the
initiative. (And let's give 'em
a double whammy, seeing that
it's leap year, too.)
With your interests in mind,
the Associated Women Students
have planned a day (and a half)
long celebration, indirectly borrowed from Sadie Hawkins.
The festivities will be ushered
in Thursday, Feb., 18, at noon
on the main mall, where two of
weaker(?) faculties will battle
two muscular male faculties in
a gruelling leap frog race. The
rest of the day will be devoted
to faculty projects.
Nursing is in charge of a first
aid station while the Home Ec
girls will man a button sewing
and sock darning booth. Pharmacy will pass out pills all day
long. The women in other faculties are bound to follow suit—
there's no telling what else we
-may have to offer the campus
male by next Thursday.
The big day comes Friday,
Feb. 19th—Sadies Hawkins's
Day proper. A special set of
rules has been drawn up and
will be the code of the day. All
UBC girls will be given free
They may:
1. do unto  the   boys  as   you
would have them do unto you—
etiquette wise, (ie—-make coffee
dates   for   the   day,   help   with j
coats, open doors,  carry books, J
2. There shall be no more
than two boys per one girl at
coffee and only one coffee date
with the same boy during the
3. Girls must make all amor- j
ous advances before the 'witch-1
ing hour. I
!    4. Anything    goes—all   met- [
hods   of   introduction   are   permissible. !
5. Girls must be the official
handwarmers  for the day.
6. Girls must invite the boys
to the Dagpatch Drag, Fri., Feb.
19th and provide original corsages. Prizes for the best corsage
and the coptume most resembling Daisy Mae and Lil Abner
will be awarded.
A gala noon hour pep meet
has been planned for the auditorium, Friday noon. Mr. Cox of
the Psychology Dept. will entertain with his folk songs: the
cheerleaders will do a snappy
Dogpatch routine; Frank Gnup
and his athletic staff will perform a skit dedicated to the
ladies; the John Sparkes quartet and an Aggie Surprise will
round  out the  meet.
Price: 10c per person but a
boy on the arm of a girl gets in
That night, the Dogpatch Drag
will be held in Brock Hall. The
room will be dizzy with Al Capp
Dogpatch Costumes are the
order and the corsages worn by
each boy are limited only by the
fact that they must be dead.
Popular student folk singer, Rod
Smith will provide the entertainment. Price: only 2 for
Running shoes and money for
coffee are all that will be needed to get the day started. Let's
chase him all over the campus
girls. Let's shower that special
guy with sweetness ( a dire
necessity in that notorious campus coffee): drown him with Dogpatch ideas, and who knows
what might happen—it's Leap
Year, y'know. We gals again
come out on top!!
Lots* of luck, fellow femmes.
Black Spot
9:00 — 12:00 P.M. PAGE FOUR
Thursday, February11,1960
In Community, World Affairs
The University of British
Columbia faculty members are
playing an ever increasing role
in affairs of our country and
One department which presents a fundamental link  with
the community is the UBC school
of music.
The school which opened this
year, is headed by Dr. Marquis,
ex-Dean of the School of Music
at the University of North Carolina and a Fulbright Professor of
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music at the university of Oslo
in Norway.
Dr. Marquis, who worked
here all last year setting up
courses for the new school,' hopes
that it will result in the formation of better artistic culture
in the City and the province as
The purpose of the school is
to train highly qualified teachers
of music for public schools.
There are now too few such
persons and before there was
nowhere for them to get their
qualifying education, said Dr.
As a result of this school
our young people will have better instruction and thus will
raise the general level of music
in the province.
. Dr. Marquis is particularly interested in the proposed Fine
Arts Centre which will contain
a music wing. This will provide
the necesary facilities for a fully
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Nightly Except Monday
8:00 - 12:00 p.m.
Applications are invited
from graduates whose interests tie
In any of the following fields:
Design and Development
Quality Control
Production Engineering
Electronics Systems
Sales and Service
A recruiting team will visit the campus
Canadian Pratt & Whitney Aircraft is a
company with a continuous and successful
~ record for over 30 years. A number ot
engineers is required for design and
development work in the gas turbine fie&I,
and for our manufacturing, helicopter
and electronic activities.
The company's facilities are located ia
Montreal. Because of its affiliation
with the United Aircraft Corporation, tha
company is able to carry on its design
work against an outstanding technical
background created by the Pratt & Whitney,
Sikorsky, Hamilton Standard and Nordea
Divisions of United Aircraft Corporation.
The gas turbine engineering staff is
■ sufficiently large to undertake major projects,
. but not so large as to limit the breadth
of assignments available to individual
engineers.-There are ample opportunities for
professional progress in all areas.
For further information consult your placement otfice.
tfwa4&&t$&%'£ (&£tZtte& CCvW/uffl~ company, limited,
P.O. Box IO, Longueuil, Montreal, P.O.
developed music program.
The Fine Arts centre also
could better the music situation
in the city by acting as a focal
point to improve the quality of
music throughout the province
and ultimately, Canada.
Dr. Oberlander, head of the
ing an important role,in international  development.
He has been consultant to the
UN and visited Ghana last summer for two months to aid the
government in setting up a new
school for community planning
and development.
Under the Colombo plan, Dr.
Cverlander is training South
East Asian students in community development.
This first group of six Junior
civil 'servants from Indonesia
remained here for an 18-month
training period. They received
-oecial training but no degree. |
They are just expected to go
home and do a better job.
In the science departments
practical achievements are not
as obvious. Dr. McDowell, head
of the Chemistry Department,
is more interested in pure chemical research.
He said that, unless we have
active research the University
professors are not alert and do
not keep abreast with the most
recent   scientific  advancements.
Dr. McDowell, and other members   of   his   department   have
Individual trans - Atlantic
and  European   travel —
Conducted tours in central   and   eastern  Europe
including   the   Soviet
Union — Student hostels
and restaurants — Summer   schools   and   work
camps    —    International
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been doing advanced work in research problems. The faculties
at UBC are also attracting postgraduate and post - doctorate
students from all-over the world.
The purpose of .the science
departments in a University
should be to try to extend the
frontiers of knowledge by finding out new scientific facts and
publishing papers.
Dr. McDowell has achieved
much credit in the academic
world for his contributions in
electron and nuclear magnetic
Dean Soward a history professor and one of UBC's most well-
knwn educators has been very-
active in Canadian relations in
world affairs.
He has written many books on
International relations, the last
of which is entitled, "Canada
and the United Nations." He also
has made contributions to
several encyclopediae and helped
in the revision of one of B.C.'s
social studies text books.
Dr. Soward worked for 3V_
years in Canada's External Affairs Department as a special Assistant to the Under Secretary of
State for External Affairs. '
One Of the Dean's greatest
honors was when he was Canada's representative at the UN
General Assembly in 1956-57
Labor relations in B.C. have
attracted the special interests
of Economics Professor, Dr. Stu
Like other professors in his
field Jamieson has served on
many labor - management conciliation boards.
Dr. Jamieson also has done
extensive research on the
economic problems of the Douk-
abours and B.C. Indians.
Call  RE.  6-0523
All  showings  in the
UBC Auditorium
Motion   Picture   presentations   for
the University of British Columbia
Feature Presentations for the balance of the year
every Tuesday at 3:30 and 8:00 p.m. at 35c.
Feb.   16   Extas (Czech) Hedy Lamarr
Feb.   23   Storm Centre (U.S.) Bette Davis
Mar.    1    Great Expectations (Eng. 200 Course)
Mar, , 8    The Informer  (U.S.) Victor McLagen
Mar. 15    Witness for the Prosecution—Charles Laughton,
Marlene Dietrich, Tyrone Power.
Mon.  Mar.  21—Citizen  Kane   (U.S.)   Produced,   directed
by and starring Orson Wells—Very Controversial.
Mar. 22    Manon (France) Directed by Cluzot
Mar. 29   Julius Caesar   (U.S.)   Marlon   Brando,   James
Mason, John Geilguld and others.
For Eng. 200 Course.
Wed. Mar. 16 - Thur. Mar. 17 — Pride and Prejudice
6:00 and 8:00 p.m. —Laurence Olivier
Special Noon Presentations:
Thur. Mar.    3—A Tree Grows in Brooklyn—Kazan
Thur. Mar. 24^Magnifkent Ambersons—Brion Welks
at 3:30 and 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 11, 1960
... Review
Flissler Flat in Ballroom
Something wonderful has to
happen to be able to forget gold
cupids dripping from the ceiling, stagnated air and hard
chairs. The young violinist,
Joyce Flissler, tried valiantly to
make this thing happen on February 3rd in the Hotel Vancouver Ballroom: I left at intermission.
The Vancouver Women's Musical Club featured the material
for an enjoyable, afternoon, but
to station such a gay young
spirit in an over-ornamented,
overheated room is a mistake.
As I struggled with my high,
hard chair, trying to maintain
both my seat and my breath,
not much of my consciousness
was left to contend with the
Despite all these difficulties,
Miss Flissler did make an impression, and a favorable one.
After an unsure start Miss
Flissler soon warmed up and
gave a performance of Tartini-
Kresiler's "Fugue in A" that
displayed good technical skill.
Her playing still lacked imagination and spontaneity.
These qualities appeared in
the Finale:Allegro of the next
piece "Sonata in C Minor, Op.
30, No. 2" by Beethovan. Here
Miss Flissler played with a free
Spirit. She almost conquered
the heavy tasteless decor, but
the omnipresent hall flattened
and shallowed her heights. This
was noticed by the audience,
who if they have any artistic
appreciation must have noticed
the taste with which Miss Flissler handled her repertoire, but
gave unenthusiastic  applause.
The exquisite "Poeme" by
the French composer, Chausson,
was well appreciated. This I
presume was due to the waft
of fresh air which flitted across
the heavy hall. In this piece
Miss Flissler and her excellent
accompanist, Richard Cum-
ming, gave a romantic, intense,
slightly melancholy interpretation to thus imaginative composition for violin and orchestra. Mr. Cummings and his
piano were more than adequate.
At this point I was relieved
by intermission and, left. The
smoggy air of Vancouver never
felt so good and I breathed
deep. As I walked I reflected
on the concert I had left. I
realized that Miss Flissler
showed promising talent with
polish, which of course can
come only with age and experience.
How exquisite she would
have sounded playing on this
corner I mused as I stopped at
Georgia and Hornby to wait
for the light. The whole sky
would be there to absorb her
music. There would be no
limitation to her talent and the
violin could soar to. illimitable
heights. I feel sure that Miss
Flissler is capable of those
"Coffee, my dear?"
"Thank you."
"What do you think of Mr.
Macdonald's work?"
i   "Well,    it    seems    to    me
that ..."
"Did you hear about Janie
Gallagher? She's the one over
there with the hat. Her husband caught . . ."
"I think I'll buy an art shop
when I retire. It's amazing
how much money ..."
"When you come back to
Vancouver, the new bridge will
be finished."
"Have you seen Alan Jarvis?
He's supposed to  be  coming."
"They told me they were
serving cocktails; and instead,
"Leave your coat on the
Did you ever listen at an art
gallery, when a new exhibition
was being previewed? Well,
the conversation goes something like that. And all in
high-pitched English accents of
the sort cultivated by R.C.N,
officers and their wives; and
spotted with "my dear's" and
"dear boy's", and even "charming".
And there are the old men
Science and Faith. Conclusion.
Prism.   A kindly review.
Raven. Cut down with a twelve
The Tempest. A review.
Occasional Notes by T.C.
Wail. The award is announced.
who really go to see what is
to be seen, and shake their
heads, and mumble "fraud" to
And there are the regular
dealers who know that they can
buy that two-hundred dollar
job over there for forty-seven
fifty, with tax, if they wait
until no-one is within earshot
when they approach the artist
. . . supposing that they ever do.
And there are the women
with one eye and a smile cocked towards the local paper's
society editor.
And there are the pretty
girls with too much stage
make-up who are serving coffee, several times over, to the
minor television producer
caught between two authors
and a brick wall.
And there is the stag-line
heading towards the toilet so
that they can pull on their
And there are the ceiling
lights so badly placed that each
painting has at least a corner
hidden, and usually more than
And there are the wads of
paint pasted upon resisting and
unlucky canvas.
And there is the list, each
title with its price tacked to
it, and each price predictable.
And there is the poor artist
wishing he were the hell out of
here, and home in bed.
And there is a preview.
And there is Mr. Macdonald
at the Fine Arts Gallery.
Jazz ...
Sometime ago I had the
pleasure of reading "A Handbook of Jazz", by the well-
known' authority on the subject, Barry Ulanov. While reading it I was particularly impressed by one chapter entitled
"The Elements of Jazz".
In his book Mr. Ulanov
points out the fact that it is
unimportant that we cannot
give a suitable concrete definition of Jazz, for as in all art
is not the definition in the
doing? Take poetry for an example. Do we not identify
poetry by its performance and
be content with the fact that
we can recognize it even
though we cannot give it an
effective definition?
Perhaps the best way to give
a reasonable definition of Jazz,
is to describe that of which it
is composed and this was the
approach employed by Ulanov.
He broke Jazz into five elements: improvisation, beat, color, enthusiasm, and irony; the
most important of which I shall!
attempt to recall below.
is essential in Jazz, in the form
of spontaneous improvisation,
unrehearsed, sudden. Without
this characteristic it cannot be
Jazz. The improvisation may
be merely on-the-spot manipulations of note valuation,
change of tempo, faint distortions of tone, or changes of
mood. Or it may be an entirely improvised performance in
which the musician may take a
well-known piece and interpret
it as he so desires. This of
course, is known as "variations
on a theme' 'which may result
in a complete alteration of
chord structure or the creation
of a new progression, of a new
tune or of a completely unrecognizable melody.
Spontaneous improvisation
may be said to be the most important ingredient of true Jazz
As Dave Brubeck says ("Hear'
Me Talkin' to Ya, Shapiro &
Hentoff, 1955), "For me, if I
didn't improvise every, night,
I'd quit. I've got to keep improvising."
BEAT: "It don't mean a thing
if it ain't got that swing".
These words portray the whole
meaning of beat or rhythm in
Jazz. The beat must be there,
it is the pulse, the drive, the
ladder which the soloist climbs.
The beat must portray that
feeling of moving ahead, climbing, never lagging and creates
the inspiration which enables
the soloist to come forth with
free uninhibited improvisation.
It. is the unifying force in a
combo which enables the musicians to act as a whole and
creates the necessary continuity.
The role of rhythm is becoming more important in modern
Jazz due to the efforts of modern rhythm men such as drummers: Philly Joe Jones, Joe
Morello, Shelly Manne, Max
Roach and bass men like Charlie Mingus, Oscar Pettigord and
Percy Heath.
The role of rhythm in jazz is
often overlooked by many . i. \
it is not just something that is
there ... it must be there or
"it ain't got that swing".
Choral Society
In their first performance
Under Harold King, the Choral
Society presented an extremely
varied program, last Saturday
evening. Showing a wide range
of talent, the member of the
Society performed with a technical excellence that w a s
scarcely less than superb. The
pronunciation, the precise timing, and the accuracy of pitch
were little less than perfect.
The whole choir worked together with the precision of an
army drill team.
Unfortunately, the performance gave one the impression
that the choir was too tense
to ever be able to relax. Some
of the members, particularly
the soloists, performed very
well, in spite of the fact that
they were exceedingly nervous.
Much of their trouble must be
blamed    upon    unf amiliarity
with the acoustics of the Auditorium, and some on their lack
of time in which to practise.
The audience, too, must shoulder some of the blame, for they
made no attempt to warm «fp
to the presentation,
On the whole; the concert
was well worthwhile. I can
still remember the excellent
rendition of Hail UBC, something that I have only heard
bawled in my last six years at
the University. Also memorable were the pieces Do Lord,
Go Away From My Window,
Many a New Day, Holiday for
Strings, and the selections from
Porgy and Bess.
Next year I hope to attend
an even better concert, as the
Choral Society becomes more
confident under its new leader.
Their greatest need? To relax.
Players' Club
The Players' Club is in dire
need of man and woman power on its technical crews. The
mounting of two productions
(Romanoff and Juliet for the
Dominion Drama Festival, and
The Glass Menagerie for their
Spring production) within the
next six weeks is causing a
severe strain upon their present membership. Anybody willing to give help,  aid and/or
assistance in the fields of set
construction or painting, props,
costumes, lighting and sound
and stage crewing will be gratefully and joyfully received.
Come to the Green Room in the
auditorium building any noon,
or failing that, phone Aileen
Barker at REgent 1-2632. (Put
that one in your black books,
There has always been difficulty   in  laying hands   on a
smooth, readable,  and concise
LIFE of Karl Marx. Sir Isaiah
Berlin,   of   the   University  of
Oxford,  has   at   last  provided
for  the   casual  but  interested
reader   what   is   probably   so
far the best brief treatment of;
his   subject.   Going   back   t6
Marx's youth, he examines the
step - by - step  development   of
the author of Das Kapital, from
his early association with the
radical intelligentsia of Berlin  .
in the late 1830's, through the
middle forties^ when Gans was
to influence him with notions
of  Hegelian philosophy,  until
the Paris uprisings of 1848. It
is a pity, perhaps, that Gans*
influence   upon   Marx   is   not
more fully explained, for that
remarkable  man  pointed hiin,
upon the way in which he was   i
finally to move. However, his
friendship.with Engels, and hi_:
acquaintanceship with Bakun-  :
in, both of them men of their
hour,   convinced   him   in   his ■.
(perhaps   fanatical   determina"-   ■
tion that all was ill with the
world,   and  the   author   jgiv__i  :
these .rnen,  Engels more that-  :
Bakunin,   all "the  treatment
they deserve.
• it
Marx saw Bakunin "as half
charlatan, half madman, arta.
his views as absurd and barbarian." But those views wer4
current amongst a powerful
section of the intelligentsia of
the time, and Marx could not
ignore them. Bakunin's views
of Marx were even less flattering. Engels, on the contrary,
looked to Marx as the author
of a theory into whose framework his own, solid ideas might
be fitted. But in the end a
was Marx who absorbed Ert-
gels, and not Engels who persuaded Marx. tl
The rest of the book deal.
.   .- ■       t
with the period of research tha*
preceded the writing of Dai
Kapital, and examines that
work, together with some 61
Marx's other writings. Again,
the treatment is less detailed
than is desirable. Only one
chapter is devoted to the
growth of the International
movement, an end in which
Marx was interested beyond all
{measure. That movement is
better served, however, than
many other important or interesting subjects, which are
either given a paragraph, or
else completely ignored. :
It is patent that this book
has defects, but these are in
the nature of the book itself,
and not in the skill and learning of Isaiah Berlin. Given
time and space, he could undoubtedly have produced a
masterly work. His prose is
exciting and fluent, and his
methods are sound: his Karl
Marx deserves a wide andt
sympathetic readership, if only
for it's 'coffee-table" conven«
ience. !
KARL   MARX:   his  Life   an«
Isaiah Berlin. 1
A Galaxy Book.
Thursday, February 11, 1S60
(Continued from Page  1)
This letter is the latest in a
series of moves the committee
has made in trying to find out
just where the student stands
in relation to the desire of the
City Planning Board to see the
Point Grey Area conform to the
zoning   by-law   covering  it.
Since the University can
house only 1,700 of the approximately 5,000 students who come
i to Vancouver to attend this ins-
! titution, some 3,300 students find
' rooms    in    city    homes.    It    is
generally     agreed    that    about
; 3,000 of these do so in the Point
; Grey area.
In   many    houses   there   are
! three or more roomers or
i boarders, and the whole area is
i zoned RSI, a classification which
' allows only two roomers or
boarders per single family dwel-
i ;ing place.
'     In other houses, students have
All-Purpose Vitamins
A rich source of needed vitamins A,B, C, D plus
vitamin B-complex with essential minerals and
trace elements.
fRlfltlY   SIBIICI
found basement suites, with or
without separate cooking and,
bathroom facilities, which are;
not allowed in either an RSI '
area or in any other classifica- j
tion  in Vancouver. j
The   zoning   regulations  per-:
taining  to the  area are set out-!
in   the   June   18,   1956   By-law, j
which reduces from four to two '.
the number of legally allowable
boarders or roomers per house.
This by-law has lain more or less :
dormant since it was passed, the ;
Planning      Board's      inspectors '■
moving in  only  on   the receipt
of a complaint.
But recently, under the direction   of Alderman   Halford  Wil-
HOURS:    -
9   a.m. to   5   p.m.
■    9  a.m.   to   Noon
Owned and Operated by . . .
The applicant should be a recent graduate in Home
Economics (dietetics major) between the ages of 22
and 28. Final year students from UBC will be given
special consideration. Essential requisite is the ability to supervise staff and meet the public.
Congenial working conditions, superior staff facilities, including discount privilege. Starting salary depends upon
previous experience and qualifications.
% wm
INCORPORATED   _»?    KAY    !670.
Valentine  Dance
Common Block
$1.50 Couple — $1.00 Single
3 p.m. - 1 a.m.
All Welcome
son, the Board has decided that a
more   strict   enforcement   must
be effected.
At present the Planning.
Board is drawing up a "formula''
to decide how long installations
made illegal by the 1956 by-law
may stay in existence.
The greatest time allowed
will be ten years, allotments
being based on the 'amenity" of
the district and the quality of
the installation.
One of the arguments used to
justify this displacement of student boarders is that the building program at the university
will provide housing for any students inconvenienced by having
their suites torn out.
Council President Peter j
Meekison has denounced this
argument as unrealistic. He says j
the dormitories being built will j
barely keep pace with our fast!
growing enrollment, let alone!
take up any slack. I
The AMS Housing Committee j
sees   public opinion   among  the |
residents  of the  area  as- being j
lhe main lever the student body |
can  use to pry concessions out!
of City Hall.   The  letter   being
circulated this weekend is an attempt to find out just where the
residents  stand.
Don't Make ANY
Deal 'til You See
Better Deal
Graduates Stray
(Continued from Page 1)
,ity of Toronto and McGill,
which attract students from
other universities to courses
if this kind, many of whom remain to join the staff.
The problem at UBC is the
almost total absence of a program of graduate studies.
Although many graduates return after their doctorate studies
to instruct at UBC there are
countless others attending other
Canadian universities—entering
graduate studies—who never
have the opportunity of studying at UBC and perhaps becoming part of its teaching staff.
The obvious solution to this
dilemma is one which applies
to a multiplicity of problems today—money. Finance, in the
form of capital and operating
grants in order to provide the
facilities for graduate studies,
and an extended system of fellowships and scholarships to encourage students from other
parts of Canada and the world
are most urgently needed to
provide UBC with what it now
Those who now constitute the
University of British Columbia's
research and teaching staff do
not have monetary motives as a
basis for their endeavors: finding fulfillment in the work of
their choice: had they had inclinations of a monetary nature,
other forms of professional
activity would have attracted
them long ago. However, no institution of higher learning can
operate and progress on just enjoyment of work, and in order
to provide students of calibre to
realize the potentialities of this
province and this university,
adequate graduate studies facilities are essential. The sources of
this revenue are hypothetical at
present: but the question of their
source should be of interest to
ev«ry citizen of B.C.
WILL the driver or drivers
following blue '58 Chev. when
oulled aside bv police at 10th
& Sasamat Monday morning
8:20, please phone AM. 1-8031.
BROCK HALL Thursday, February 11, 1960
.. EACH DOT on the map represents a British Columbia
center visited by a member of the Extension Department.
The varied services of this important organization are carried on throughout the year.
—photo, Roger McAffee
Extension Department
Known Throughout B.C.
Misrepresentation, lack of appreciation,  and  undue criticism have stirred to life many organizations.
UBC, being no exception, set
__  ,      .      _,        ,        ,  .   | phy and Current Affairs to Sales
up the Extension Department m j^
1936   to   correct   such   wrongs, j
Tours, organized by the Depart- j     University    lecture    credit
ment,    saw    teams    of    faculty j courses     and     correspondence
members    visit     and     address j credit courses are also made pos-
classes  in BC  high  schools, ex-jsible by the Extension Dept.
plaining the general purposes of j     T h e    Extension    Department
a university. (gives great aid to adult education
The Extension Deparment now j in Vocational Services. Exten-
plays an even more important give courses are held in Agricul-
role. It makes available the j ture, Forestry and Fisheries here
facilities of UBC to all adults of [ at UBC and in different areas
the province who are interested ; through the province.
in continuing their education.      .1     tjbc's Extension Deparment is
UBC's campus is limited to i much larger and aggressive than
Point Grey, but the campus of | any other University Extension
the Extension Department ex- j Department in Canada in the
tends to the boundaries of B.C.      field of adult education.
Each dot on the map repre- i Under the directorship of Dr.
sents a town visited by staff:J.K. Friesen and his dedicated
members   of   Extension   Depart- staff) the department has grown
ment. Through the Extension
Department UBC truly becomes
a Provincial University offering
its services to communities anywhere in B.C.
rapidly. This indicates an increasing need for further development in this field of adult education.
The Extension  Department is
Non-credit evening classes or- i more than anxious to assist any-
ganized by the department have | one who wants to further his
an enrollment of 6000 adults. Education in the field covered
The classes range from Philoso- by the University.
Colored Movies
Capt. DeVere Baker in person tells story
ONE NIGHT ONLY — Tuesday, Feb. 16 — 8:30 p.m.
Tickets $2.00 - $1.65 - $1.25 indluding tax
Theatre box office      •      Student cards honored
Greetings & Good Wishes
To Students from Ail Nations
Sincere best wishes lo University Students across
Canada on National Student Day from the
following Professional and Business Men:
ftfa. Saker
facti £. Senycuyh €.£.€. X.X.&
9. J. M
A. C. (jtauet
H. g. KfiacKfliUan CSX.
V). (j. IfturriH
The Hen. £he?toM4 Xett CSX.
tttaifct  ThwaA AUbufif
Publications Office
"Education,   our nations
greatest  asset"
Our organization has for years aided UBC
students, giving bursaries, organizing plant and
farm tours, ancf in other ways.
UBC graduates staff our dairy laboratory
(largest in Canada)  and also occupy many of our top
executive positions.
Best- Wishes for National Student- Day
Divsion of
Congratulations to  University Students
at U.B.C. from
Uriner, Downs, Ladner, Locke, Clark & Lennox
Barristers and Solicitors PAGE EIGHT
Thursday, February 11, 1960
U BC Women s
Honorary Society
Delta Sigma Pi is the women's., honorary organization
whose purpose is to recognize outstanding women on the UBC
It endeavors to bring together those women who have
above average academic records and who have actively participated in and conscientiously led various campus organizations.
Portrait of
Spring Fashion
"Portrait in Pastels—a study
in spring fashions," will be the
theme - of - the annual spring
fashion show sponsored by the
Associated Women Students of
To be presented on February
25th, the first performance will
be at 12:30 p.m. and the second,
at 8:00 p.m. Proceeds will go to
the AWS fund for increasing
facilities for women on the campus.
As an added attraction,
through co-operation with the
Ubyssey, the student newspaper,
the winner of the Glamour
Magazine contest for the best-
dressed campus coed will be
In presenting this show Associated Women Students hope
to give the 2500 coeds of this
university a chance to view the
latest in fashion trends.
Through Delta Sigma Pi, the
'eaders in different fields have
the opportunity of meeting each
other, of discussing campus
problems, of exchanging ideas,
and of attaining a broader outlook on student affairs as a
The selection of candidates
for this honorary sorority is
based on nominations sent in by
campus organizations. Every
club, undergraduate society, sorority, and organization is requested to submit the names of
those women, usually in their
third or fourth year, whom they
feel are outstanding. Each nomination is evaluated on a point
system giving recognition for
scholarships, leadership, and service; a definite number of points
must be obtained in each category.
The members of the group
often serve as discussion leaders
for such events as Leadership
Conference, Frosh Retreat, and
High School Conference, and
their services to the Administration and to: the Students'
Council are always available.
All Campus Co-eds
Represented By AWS
The Associated Women Students at the University of B.C.
is composed of all the women on campus . •
Its council is chosen from all
Fashion Show model
—photo, Roger McAffee
to be Prepared!
To welcome a new name
in the Separates World . . .
Mr.  Mort!  Part  of his
latest,  newsworthy  collection  is  waiting for  you
NOW in our Sportswear
Department.   See   exciting
separates   in   light   grey
or light beige, checks
(herringbone   or   glen).
Marvel at the matching
Chanel   inspired   cardigan
jackets   (trimmed   with
braid). Swoon at the slim
or box pleated skirts and
matching  cardigan wes-
kits . . . more to come . . .
so   don't  miss   our   next
important Mr. Mort
Slim  Skirt
Box Pleated
Eaton's Sportswear Department
Second Floor — MU 5-7112
groups in which women are
active participants. These include the faculties of Heme Economics, Agriculture, Nursing,
Arts, Pharmacy, Physical Education, Education and Com-
rr)erce; the women's dorms, the
Frosh class, the Pahnhellenic
Association, the Women's Athletic Directorate and Phrateres.
Each of these groups has one
representative on the AWS
council with Arts having a rep
resentative for every year.
The function of AWS is^ to
promote activities of interest to
women's groups in particulai
and to help in the coordination
of university activies in general.
The money raised by AWS is
used to increase women's facilities on the campus.
The president of AWS is an
elected member of the Student's
Here are some of the events
on the extensive AWS program:
In the second week of classes,
the Big and Little Sister Banquet is put on by AWS for the
Frosh Orientation Committee.
EJuring the week previous to
the first day of lectures the committee presents a series of lectures, debates, and Social activities designed to orientate the
freshmen with events and activities at UBC. Our holding of the
Big and Little Sister Banquet is
to aid the freshettes by having
wear and dates.
In the second week of November the AWS, in conjunction
with the UBC World University
Service committee, combined efforts to hold a week-long food
and clothing drive with collec-
ion boxes in all faculty buildings and residences. The food
was donated to the Central City
Mission and the clothing along
with money was shipped to student typhoon victims in Japan.
In the past years AWS has
maintained a series of noon-
nour lectures in the fall and
spring terms. The topics were
chosen for their interest to
vomen in particular.
However the area of noon-
hour entertainment is covered
by a great many clubs and organizations, and to attract a
crowd requires extremely high-
geared publicity.
Thus it was" decided that this
year our efforts should be concentrated on other projects
worthwhile to a larger percen-
age of women on campus.
Plans are afoot to hold a
nppn-hour panel discussion on.
ocupational therapy around the
beginning of March.
It is hoped we will be able
to get therapists from the hospitals, rehabilitation centres and
Workmen's  Compensation
one  girl  to whom they  can  go I Board to tell the students about
throughout the year to answer
questions they may have concerning campus life.
The next event on the agenda
is the Fall Fashion Show.
This is the special show designed to help the freshette understand what type of clothes
she would feel most comfortable in for campus wear, sports
diferent aspects of their profession and to show slides to supplement their talks.
The AWS program winds up
with the AWS/MAA banquet
held on the first Thursday ip
April. This is a large banquet
put on by women's athletics and.
AWS for the presentation of
intramural and extramural
Get with it man. This is the Friday night
St. Valentine wiil light.
The Cafe Dan, the venue be,
Your heart and mine entwined we'll see.
With table fine and music good,
Our host broad Casey, phone we should
Catfe fcatt
MU. 4-4034 Thursday, February 11, 1960
E of §
International House
Home A way From Home
When "UBC's  International House  was officially   opened
on March 4, 1959 by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, a dream long
in the planning stage came true.
Since 1950 when the Interna-——7———^ — :—^,    >—
of the Director, Mr. A. E. Cox,
tional Students Club on campus
became affiliated with the International House Association, the
idea of having- a centre where
foreign students could meet, exchange ideas, and generally feel
at home has been the aim of all
those connected with the organization.
The $250,000 for the building
which now stands at the end of
the West Mall was raised through
the efforts and generosity of the
Zonta Club, the Rotary Club of
Marpole and many other interested people.
and his assistant, Mrs. Rollirisom
On any evening you are liable
to walk into the house and find
yourself in the middle of a program of folk songs and dances,
a tea given by the -Vancouver
Council of Friendly Relations
with Overseas Students, a series
of slides, a dinner sponsored by
the Italian Faculty, a West Indian dance group, a concert sponsored by the Spanish.Club, dancing lessons, or plans for the annual International Fair.
Seminars on various countries
The house at UBC is one of 0f the world are held during the
STUDENTS FROIV- ALL over the w orld gather at
International House.
—-photo, Information Office
Foreign Enrollment Gives
One Of the most striking
ligatures J3f the university campus lies -in the cosmopolitan
4tmosp]-.ere that is evident in
eyery phase of campus activities.
This international complex
is due to the large foreign enrollment at the university. Some
1,200 students from all corners
of the globe have come to UBC
to further and complete their
Many of the students are here
pn student visas and intend to
return to their native laids, but
over half of the foreign enrollment is comprised of students
here on immigrant status. These
students hope to remain in
Canada where they will establish thdir homes and pursue
their careers; greatly to the advantage of Canada.
Most of the foreign students
arrive here in their first year
but an ever increasing number
are coming to UBC to pursue
post-graduate studies. In their
capacities as graduate students
they often act as instructors
and teachers to many of the
first year students.
The international students,
representing over sixty nations,
add an invaluable wealth of experience and a primary source
of knowledge to Canadian students on campus. Through the
many organizations in which
these students manifest themselves, the Canadian student
learns to respect the customs
and traditions peculiar to other
countries other than their own.
The list of campus clubs representing medium of Canadian
and foreign student exchange
reads like an international roster: India Students Association,
Caribbean Students Association,
Chinese Varsity British Com-
rconwealth Club, United
Nations Club, German Club,
Alliance  Francaise, El  Circulo,
East Asian Society.
The centre of the campus for
students from other countries
is International House, located
west of the College of Education.
This beautiful building, the only
?ampus International House in
Canada, was opened March 4,
1959 by Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt.
Today International House is
a fine modern centre where students may fraternize in the
spacious lounge (complete with
hi-fi and piano) and combined
cafeteria and recreational room,
or study in the rooms provided
for that purpose.
It is hoped that in the future
residences may be constructed
in which Canadian students and
foreign students may live together. International House
stands as a excellent example
of the generosity of Greater Vancouver and B.C. residents towards the principles and motto
'That Brotherhood May Prevail.'
The largest campus club in
which foreign students and Canadians work and fraternize is
the International House Club.
This organization, whose membership exceeds 500, is dedicated
to furthering cooperation and
friendship between Canadian
and forign students. The club
constitution requires that half
the  membership   be   Canadian.
The club achieves purpose
through such activities as panel
discussions, social affairs, lectures, films and numerous other
interesting mediums of student
participation. The club gives its
members the opportunity to
know something of others as well
as giving thejir members the
opportunity to realize that differences between people are interesting rather than undesirable.
The problems of the foreign
student are many. Besides the
social problem of adjusting to
what is generally another way
of life, they must overcome the
same problems as Canadian
students, with further difficulties added, i ' **
Most ofClhe non-Canadian
-students atHJBC are receiving
little or no financial aid frOm
either their, own or the. Canadian
government. Bather, like the
majority of their Canadian
friends, they must provide their
own financial subsistence.
Their problem, acute to many
students, is to find employment.
However, the non-Canadian has
added difficulties.
Those entering Canada on student visas must sign a statement
that they will not accept a job
without the express permission
of the Canadian authorities.
The job they do apply for
must be related in some way to
the student's university training
and must not be a position
which an equally capable, unemployed Canadian could fill.
Although the government has
been very liberal, the ruling
does represent an obstacle which
must be met.
One of the most interesting
group of immigrant students on
campus is the Sopron Faculty of
In the spring of 1957, following the quashing of the Hungarian Revolution by Soviet
troops, 200 members of the Sopron University who had escaped
to Austria, assembled themselves, and, upon invitation
from the Canadian government
and the University of British
Columbia moved to B.C.
Graduates and faculty members have found positions in the
forest service and lumber industries of B.C., Washington,
and Oregon. A number have
gone to Alberta as soil mechanics.
The faculty represented to
many of the students and people
of B.C. a living reminder of international cooperation and help.
It is indicative of the international spirit on this campus.
ten    scattered    throughout    the
world   and is  the  only  one  in
BEGAN IN   1910
The idea of International
House began in New York in
1910 when a secretary with the
summer; weekends with Vancouver families are organized so that
foreign students can get to know-
how Canadians live; Christmas,
dinners are given; a Credit Union
which helps the students obtain:
summer   employment   has  been
YMCA   stopped   to   talk   to   a established
Chinese   student   at   Columbia
The student told him that
those were the first words that
any person had said to him in
the three weeks he had been
The secretary began to hold
Sunday night dinners for foreign
students. These functions grew
in size and the result; was the
first International House opened"
in 1924.
Althought International House
at UBC has no facilities fer
boarding as yet, the lounge, music and TV rooms, recreation facilities, conference and study
rooms, snackrbar, and a rapidly-
growing library offer numerous
advantages to the 526 student
members of the club.
From the entrance lobby
where the national crests of
various countries are displayed,
to the world map on the wall of
the recreation centre, the International theme is stressed. Here
the students from the 41 countries represented on th UBC campus meet over coffee, study,
play bridge or ping-pong, listen
to music, or just talk,
There are many activities organized by the student executive
Every possible effort is made
to make the foreign student feel
at home in Canada and at UBC. '
Employment      f
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perience and can often apply it
to his eventual vocation. Also,
most students provide the
needed funds for their educa-;
tion through their summer employment.
Students register for both
graduate and summer employment with the Employment Service on campus. Col. J. F. Mac-
Lean (at Alma 4600) is the head
of this service. Interviewing facilities and records are available for the use of employers.
Students also register with
the National Employment Service (a Federal Government
agency in downtown Vancouver. Mr. M. E. McKenny of the
Executive and Professional Division may be reached at MU. 1-
The Students' Council has an
Employment Committee to assist both these agencies and the
students themselves.
Students   need   summer   em
ployment. Remember, no job is.
of the club under the guidance unsuitable.
INTERNATIONAL HOUSE is the campus centre for social
and cultural exchange between foreign and Canadian
students. This modern structure is dedicated to the International House principal "That Brotherhood May Prevail."
—photo, Information Office f?AGE TEN
THE    WBYSSEX    ▼<
Thursday, February 11, 1960
ARTIST'S CONCEPTION of the proposed Fine Arts Centre for
UBC shows the courtyard design that, dominates. The $2 million
structures would house the Faculty of Architecture,  the Depart
ment of Music, a museum, a theatre and an art gallery.  It is hoped
that construction will be able to start sometime this summer.
—photo, Information Office
Fine Arts Centre Proposed
The University of B.C. plans
to take a courageous step in the
cause of B.C.'s artistic progress.
In apparent contradiction to
the post-Sputnik scientific trend
of education, Canada's third
largest university wants to build
a Fine Arts Centre to spearhead
this province's growing cultural
A fine arts project has over
the years been shunted aside in
deference to more pressing
needs. But President MacKenzie has decided it should be delayed no longer and is throwing
his full support behind the proposed centre, designed to be the
architectural and cultural focal
point of the campus.
If the money is available, it is
hoped to start this summer on a
five-unit centre made up of a
theatre, art gallery, museum,
architecture, and music buildings.
Architecturally, it will set the
tone for future buildings on
Academically, it will group all
the arts together and provide a
natural centre for students to
If UBC's hard-working president can scrape together $1 million for his project, he is guaranteed   Of   a   matching   million
from Canada Council.
To get this far, he has had to
buck opposition in his own faculty from scientists who feel
their needs must supersede those
of musicians and painters.
Dr. MacKenzie disagrees: "One
of the things wrong with our
society is a too great emphasis
on the practical to the almost
complete exclusion of human
"The fine arts are just as basic
as your bread and butter and
perhaps have never-been as important as in this complicated
world being created by science
and industry."
By Students
UBC students traditionally
have relied on themselves in the
construction of student buildings.
The students, raising the necessary funds from their own
body, have erected two structures on campus, with an ambitious third on the planning board.
Brock Hall, the centre of
student activities on the campus,
was built entirely by student
funds. This building houses the
majority of clubs and organizations under the Alma Mater Society, the AMS business offices,
and recreational and food facilities for student use. The Students Council, which operates
the AMS,. occupies "offices in
The War Memorial Gymnasium, built by the. students of
UBC to commemorate those who
served in the two World Wars,
was given as a gift to the University. Recently-chosen as one
of the ten outstanding buildings
erected in Canada since the war,
it is a large asset to the beauty
of the campus.
In the planning stage right
now is a new Student Union
Building, which would replace
the present Brock Hall. It will
be a three-storey structure, with
not only expanded office and
club facilities, but greatly increased recreation space. When
finalized, this will be entirely
paid for by the students.
Situations, similar to that of
Dr. Khorana leaving UBC, are
facing the arts.
The drama department, only
university group in Canada with
professional production, lost one
of its staff, could lose another,
because of inadequate facilities
(its theatre—in a hut—seats 123).
The new music department,
housed in an old forestry building, was in danger of losing its
brilliant director until the Fine
Arts Centre was promised.
Anthropology, existing in the
library basement, will lose a
$15,000 collection of Indian artifacts unless- it gets a proper
What may be Canada's finest
school of Architecture is in its
13th year in wooden huts next
to poultry,, and director Fred
Lasserre says bluntly, "I'm
I worn out from the constant
battle of making do."
Blessed with one of the finest
settings imagineable, UBC has
not as yet achieved a consistent
architectural style that suits the
landscape. The early buildings
were in traditional cut-stone
style, loverly in the 1930's, but
financially out of the question
The  post-war   buildings,   such
as the prize-winning gymnasium
and law building, are starkly
modern. The over-all result at
the moment is a mish-mash of
architectural styles; half the
campus ivy-covered, half glass
and steel.
Now that the rush has slowed
down, the campus is receiving
the careful artistic planning its
surroundings   deserve.
The new Buchanan building
opened in 1958 ,in a pleasant U-
shaped form around a courtyard,
strikes a nice balance.
The Fine Arts Centre will
firmly establish the courtyard
motif and will swing the balance
to the modern look. The five
units will be grouped on the
same tree-spotted courtyard,
linked by covered walks.
Built on the site of the main
parking lot, it will be the most
striking collection on campus.
The university's eventual plan is
to grass over the main mall and
make it an entirely pedestrian
campus, with peripheral parking
When accomplished,  the Fine
Arts Centre will be the natural
centre of a beautiful campus.
—Excerpts from the Vancouver
Sun,     January     19,     1960.
(Thank  you,   Al  Fothering-
BROCK HALL, the centre of student activity at UBC, was
built entirely by student funds. Under the control of the
Student Council, and supported by student funds, "the
Brock" houses most of the clubs and organizations that
are under the Alma Mater Society. This is one example of
the students of UBC "helping themselves."
—photo, Information Office
"A Thing of Beauty..."
Vice-President Alma Mater Society
(Editor's Note: The writer is a forestry graduate doing
post-graduate work in the law faculty.)
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever," wrote Keats, in an
age (perhaps more civilized than our own) when the value of
the arts received more recognition than today.
The proposed Fine Arts Cen-   tween the buildings.
students' funds, and presented, as a gift, to the University.
This building, one of the most beautiful of its kind in Canada, is another indication of the spirit at UBC. As the
university motto says, "Tuum Est" — it is up to you.
—photo, Information Office
tre will fulfill a very real need
on the UBC campus. As UBC
pushes its standards higher and
higher in the scientific field,
humanities and the arts must
keep pace, if we are to produce
well-rounded young men and
women, who will be able as
well as willing to take their
place in their country and in
the world at large.
The proposed centre is an extremely practical concept, housing, as it will, music facilities,
The need for such a centre
is felt not only by students of
the Arts, but also by students
in the various scientific faculties, such as Forestry, Engineering, Physics, and so on. To these
students it will provide a welcome relief from their slide
rules and computing machines
and a chance to relax by listening to good music or by viewing
a collection of good paintings.
The centre will do more
an art gallery, a theatre, mus-' will add to their stay at UBC
eum and School of Architect all so that they may leave here, not
in one area. These closely allied   merely trained, but educated in
studies   will   complement   each
Besides being practical, it
will also be beautiful, set as a
composite of five units forming
one whole, with courtyards be-
the true sense of the word. They
may come, in some measure, to
agree with Keats when he said,
"Truth is beauty, beauty truth,
that is all ye know on earth-
and all ye need to know." Thursday, February 11, 1960
One of Largest
C Athletic Program
| competitions.    These clubs, etc, j the Evergreen Conference, which
Renter teams in one or more In- j is made up of several small col-
;tramural sports, and the teams 'or j leges in Washington State.
I individuals    receive   points   for;     The    WCIAU    embraces    the
'their   performances.     The   club J four Western provinces.   Sports
with the largest number of points ; contested  are:  Football,  basket-
at the end of the year wins the j ball,   golf,  tennis, cross-country,
Intramural Trophy. j volleyball, swimming, wrestling,
The   extramural   athletic pro-'badminton, fencing and curling,
gram involves competition with |     So far  this  season, UBC   has
teams.   Of   chief   importance  in j had   great   success   in   the   new
the this field are the varsity teams,  conference.     The  football  team
In j known usually  as the Thunder-1 won the Western championship,
birds or Thunderettes. and went to Toronto, where they
UBC students are fortunate in'were defeated in the Canadian
having one of the largest and'final. UBC's women's basketball
best programs of organized (team won the Women's Basket-
, sports of any university on the ! ball Tournament, and the men's
continent. The Men's Athletic ; team has virtually clinched the
Committee recognizes teams en- championship,
tered in twenty-seven different
In the Intramurals, various sports, including everything
clubs, fraternities (and sororities) ifrom judo to badminton,
and societies enter teams. The j This year marks the entry of
Intramurals are divided into i UBC into the Western Canadian
Men's and Women's sections, and Intercollegiate Athletic Union. [The other sports will be contest-
include both team and individual i Previously, UBC participated in ;ed later this spring.
UBC has one of the largest-
athletic programs in North America.
Almost one-third of the students participate in either the
Extramural, Intramural, or Cur-
ricular athletic programs.
The curricular activities include the School of Physical
Education, the College of Education, and a new faculty proposed
by the government, called
Department of Recreation,
addition, two hours per week of
physical education is compulsory
for all first and second year students. Compulsory physical education students may satisfy their
requirements through a variety
of courses ranging from ballroom
dancing to football.
Other WCIAU sports in which
| UBC has been successful include
1 men's and women's tennis, which
they won, and women's curling,
in which  they  finished  second.
VARSITY ROWERS train hard, striving for Olympic
berths. In the past, UBC teams coached by Frank Read,
have won Games' medals; this year they will try to uphold that .reputation. —photo, Information Office
UBC Athletes Compete
For Places in Olympics
Proposal: UBC Should Have
B.C. Athletic Responsibility
If the people of B.C. are interested in fostering and developing an extensive program in amateur athletics and community recreation, perhaps some consideration should be given
to the following proposal.
"That the University of B.C.
be charged with the responsibility of providing leadership,
administration and facilities
through the School of Physical
Education and the Men's Athletic Committee for the purpose
of giving o the people of B.C.
a well balanced athletic and recreational program."
Such a proposal would involve
thousands of young people who
wish to learn basic skills in
sports and to make efforts towards excellence and in so doing
develop a mental and social
frame of mind which is conducive to good citizenship.
The' proposal would result in a
significant change in the present
setup   of  recreation   within   the
I specialists or specialists in training.
These individuals, because of
their position, assume a responsibility to make some contribution to the public; without reference to political or economic
Certainly, in this atmosphere,
the University should be willing
and, indeed, should be requested
to take a major role in the development of our youth. This would
not   be   inconsistent   with   the j and equipment
endeavors, should be the focal
point for administration of the
athletic and recreation program
in the province.
In terms of Olympic contribution, the plan would provide a
central source of revenue, eliminate petty and time consuming
detail and standardize rules and
In terms of physical fitness,
this proposal would aid in achieving the democratic ideal of "a
sound mind in a sound body" in
our community.
UBC   already   has   the   basic
facilities for the task.    It would
require   additional  funds,   staff,
but it is easier o
Almost any day, in any weather, one of UBC's athletes may be
seen jogging down University
This is only one example of
the extensive training program
in which UBC's track and rowing teams are engaged. Their
goal is to represent Canada in
the Olympic Games in Rome this
i August.
Jack Pomfret's Thunderbird
basketballers are also still in the
running for the Games.- But the
road to Rome is still filled with
a dozen more games which they
must win to succeed.
In the track and field events,
it is necessary for an athlete to
qualify as an individual rather
than a team. Under Coach Peter
Mullins, the UBC track and
field athletes are working towards the Canadian Olympic
trials in Saskatchewan .this summer.
The winners of the events
held at the trials will represent
Canada.    In addition, two other
Where provincial gov- play  an  important  part in  the
ernment departments now
assume the responsibility for recreation, the University of B.C.
would take over.
. Advantages of the proposal are
apparent. Briefly, it would provide the people of the province
with a centralized administration, resulting in closer co-ordination of recreational and athletic development within the
More specifically, the University would be in a position to
make available films for training and educational purposes. It
would also stage clinics to demonstrate fundamental techniques.
The personal contact achieved
by having Physical Education
Alumni teaching throughout the
province, would result in a constant appreciation of the total
needs in the area of recreational
and athletic facilities in the communities.
It would also facilitate the
standardization of rule interpretation and officiating.
A program that would be able
to co-ordinate the development
of athletic youth, be it in recreation, competitive sports or physical fitness, should be directed
from one. source.
The University is a community
of individuals, most of whom are
contribution of the University in
the fields of social sciences, medicine, engineering and education.
To amaeur sports bodies such
a move should be welcome, for
it would result in closer co-ordination of all organizations which
build on a foundation that already exists than to start somewhere else from scratch.
Thirty-five UBC rowers have
begun intensive training under
coach Frank Read. Read, who
trained the crews which won
gold medals in the '56 Olympics
and the '54 British Empire
Games, has returned, to lead the
1960 UBC hopefuls.
A number of rowing meets
have been scheduled with several U.S. crews on the Pacific
coast. Due to the lack of competition in the east, the Canadian
Association of Amateur Oarsmen has decided that the UBC
eights will not be required to
compete in the Canadian rowing
trials. They will receive a bye
to the Olympics, but first must
meet the approval of CAAO
selection committee.
The UBC fours and cox-fours
must travel to St. Catharines,
Ontario, for the trials. Should
they emerge winners, they will
go to Rome to try and duplicate
their 1956 victory.
The basketball players must
first win the Inter-city league
playoffs, in which they are now
contestants in each event may; engaged. Then they will have
qualify for the Games if they j to dump the Alberta winners for
can meet the standards of the | a berth in the Canadian trials in
Olympic Federation. | Montreal in March.
present system..
The physical plant (i.e., the
administration and personnel)
can be set up at the University
to assist further development
throughout the province.
It would not necessitate the
removal of the presently constituted bodies. The University of
B.C., as well as being the leader
in the fields of other worthwhile
President,   Men's Athletic
—photo, Roger McAffee
• !•!•
are now on campus at Victoria
College, UBC's affiliate on the off-shore
islands. To help this become an outstanding liberal arts school, we are now campaigning for $2.5 millions in support of
the "University Building Fund for Victoria
College." Your support - moral as well as
financial -is earnestly entreated.
Thursday, February 11, 1960
To the
University Students of Canada
and   especially   those
of   our   own
University of British Columbia
On this National University Student Day, your government extends to you the greetings and congratulations
of the people of British Columbia.
The university students of today will provide the
intellectual and professional leadership of tomorrow.
In you, therefore, lie our hopes for a province and a
nation strong not only in thriving industries and developed natural resources but strong also in citizens . . .
people who live with grace and humanity, who have
developed a strong sense of intellectual and cultural
Both developments, of the envrrortment and of the
spirit of man, will come through education.
Hon. W. A. 0 Bennett
Hon. 1. R. Peterson
Minister of Education


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