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No. 34
Industrialist Donates $375,000
Walter C. Koerner
Earmarks His Gift
A $375,000 donation to the UBC Development Fund from
Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Koerner was announced today by
fund drive general chairman Paul E. Cooper.
The gift will make possible a new wing for the library.
Mr. Koerner, a member of the ?—  -- -  —
UBC Board of Governors, said:
"I have always considered the
library the heart of the university and it lias long been my
special interest."
UBC Librarian Ncai Harlow
"The gift    of    Mr.  and  Mrs.
Koerner to UBC for a substantial addition to the library build-
| ing will enable us to start now
j to  relieve  the extreme  conges-
, ticri which hampers the use of ;
! the Library by all members of       Two UBC students    will    be
the university. j among the 35 Canadian students
"The donors thus support ; attending the ninth World Uni-
their own belief that a modern j versity service International
university is impossible without Seminar and Study Tours to be
a great and active librarv al its ;' held in Yugoslavia from July 1
center." to August 5, 1958.
Library expansion has been a !     The two scholarships for UBC
| great need on this campus for j students are open to undergrad-
some time, he said. ; uale or graduate Canadian stu-
^n reviewing the activities of ', dents  who are enrolled in any
the Library    in     the  past four \ rec(
WALTER C. KOERNER, the outstanding British Columbia industrialist, is shown here with Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie. President of the Univer.
sity,  and  Neil  Harlow,   UBC   Librarian, scanning the Library for areas
requiring   improvement.   An   extension has  been made possible  through
Mr. Koerner's donation of $375,000 which he earmarked for the Library's
—photo by Peter Graystone
Annual Academic Symposium
Held February In  Parksville
'A consideration and evaluation of our Educational System," will be the general theme
at UBC's second annual academic symposium.
The symposium will be held on February 7, 8 and 9, at Island Hall, Parksville.
Raven will be on sale again
today at noon in ihe Brock,
Book Store, and the Caf.; but
"Johnny-come-too-laielies" are
not guaranteed a copy, as they
are going very quickly.
You too can see the world.
All you  need  is  S970.
A  NFCUS   tour  is  scheduled
to leave Montreal, June  15 and
return   July  30  —  45  clays  of, s?0™0™* thc University Admin-
adventure  behind  the  iron  cur
Chairman, Gordon Armstrong
has announced that 65 students.
35 faculty members and about
six alumni members may attend the symposium.
Application forms may be obtained from Deans of Faculties,
Heads and directors of Schools,
Some forms are also available
in the AMS office.
Deadline for applications is
4:00, Friday, January 24.
Selection of students will be
based on their academic record
and their interest and activity in
students and academic affairs.
Cost to delegates will be five
dollars each. The remainder of
the   cost   will   be   paid   by   the
McGoun Cup
A Challenge
Final trials to select the team
to represent UBC in the McGoun Cup Debating Competition will be held Wednesday,
January 15.
Twelve students will debate
the topic: "Resolved that the
activities of organized Labour
Unions are a detriment to the
welfare of our country."
First session of the finals is
at 12.30 in Arts 100. Trials will
continue at ' 7.30 in the Law
Judges oi: trials are: Prof. Ron
The Symposium Committee is   Baker, Prof. Stanley Read, and
hoping  to bring a distinguished   Dr.  Marion Smith, all    of    the
The English Department production of "Peer Gynt"
needs help with the make-up of the nearly 50 actors in
the cast.
Peter Mannering is heading the make-up committee
and volunteers will work with him. Volunteers are asked
to leave their names and telephone numbers in Miss
Somerset's office in  the Extension Department.
Back stage assistants are also needed.
"Community Contributions"
Theme Of UBC Open House
, years of increasing enrollment,
j Mir.   Harbw _said,   "that   while
; enrollment has risen by forty-
three per cent, book-loans at the
main desk hod increased by only
s thirty-four per cent.
j "This seems an indication
that   severe   overcrowding   dis-
\ courages    some    students from
| using the library," he said.
Drive chairman Cooper said:
\ "This generous contribution
is one of a long series of bene-
i factions to the UBC Library.
j Said Mr. Harlow: "Mr. Walter Koerner has for years past
: provided funds for the development of the University Library's
research collections' in many
fields: Slavonic studies, fine
arts, humanities and social sciences, Asian studies, as well as
special generous grants for scho-
ecognized course of study.
Students who combine academic ability with maturity and
qualities of leadership will be
selected. They must be returning to the same university the
following session for at least one
World University Service of
Canada is offering the scholarships and the Local Committee
of WUS at each university pays
S750 of the total cost of $950.
Each scholar selected provides
The scholarship covers all expenses of travel, and board and
lodging for the duration of the
The two UBC students selected  will leave Canada with the
larships and student loans, and i other   Canadian   students   early
for other purposes. ! in June.    They  will take part
!     "His  support  to   the  Univer- ! in  an  Orientation     Session    in
The main theme of th
Frank Read Era Is Over
islration, the AMS, and the Fac
ulty and Alumni Associations.
tain. You'll see Poles in Poland,
Czechs in Czechoslovakia, Russians in Russia and a happy community of all three nationalities   American and  Canadian  Educa-   English  Department.
working   and   playing   together
in  a  Siberian  salt  mine.
Other special NFCUS tours,
designed lor the less adventurous and less wealthy students
are also planned. For S950, there
is a 71-day "qualily" lour of
western Europe, A similar, bui
jet-propelled excursion Ihrougb
the same eou.'itrie;-; is available
for $930 ami  03  days.
NFCUS officials say they hope
one   of   these   tours   can   gu   via   each
the   Polat    Flight   from   Vaneou-   gale.-
All price:: mentioned include
full  exnenses.
Further   inlornial ion   can   he   oi>
tained   at   the   ;\K'i;S   office
Room     Iti.'i    of    lee    I'.l'ock     ilxlo'l
tor to lake part in the symposium.
Two panels will bo held, one
to discuss Ihe merits of our educational system, and the other
lo di-cuss Science and the Humanities:. Each panel will consisl
of four speakers.
Spocializalion, leaching methods, survey and religious courses, academic standards, and the
student's role in education, will
'    be   discussed   by   the   dele-
All   aspirin",
u i-.'.;i rl   io   al tout
if   pollsters   lot
the  pub  ol lie.
rs are
ie mes'lioi;
,• 11   noon   in
Two teams of two debators
will be chosen to represent the
University in the McGoun Cup
Competition, January 24.
One of the teams will travel
to the University of Saskatchewan and the other will remain
at UBC to debate against the
travelling team from University
of Manitoba.
Debates will noi bo open to
audience pariici-palion, but will
he (if a competitive form. Each
debater will speak for ten mill-
tiles and will have a chance lo
rebul Ihe opposition's arguments.
No competitor is allowed to
al lend the debates previous lo
his own.
All sessions are open lo Ihe
pi thiic.
j sity of which  this gift for the
| Library building is the most re-
j cent and most important — wdll
, have  a   permanent   and   telling
! effect   on   higher   education   in
! the province and nation."
I     Dr. Norman    A.    MacKenzie,
j President af the University, rc-
! ferring  to  Mr.   Koerner  as   an
outstanding    British    Columbia
j Industrialist,  expressed  this  re-
I action to the gift:
|     "It is a magnificent testimony
to  the  importance  industry  attaches to  higher education and
a great faith in the future that,
t-t-./-, ^ tt ii  .      in spite of today's economic and
his years LBC Open House will be j international ^settlement, Mr.
Contributions to the Community. Open House will be hel> ! Koerner is willing to make this
on February 28 and March  l. | contribution."
Over seventy-five thousand
people are expected to witness
fae event which will be put on
by thirty-five faculties and seventy-seven clubs.
Faculty displays will range
from the huge "atom smashing"
Van dor Graaf generator to Indian relics.
The Architecture faculty is
constructing a series of models
lo depict the University's progress lo date, and to give a preview of its appearance twenty
years hence. The models, built
by students, will be displayed
in the arcade of thc newv multi-
million dollar Buchanan Building.
Student club displays, housed
in the Field House and Brock
Hall, will include such things as
an KOO-fool scale m »JeI of Garibaldi Park, it Chinese tea louse,
skin  divers and square dancers.
Special lectures sun! concerts
will tie staged during Ihe |\vu-
day affair, eiihn inal im..; in an
address hy President MacKenzie, who will aNo answer questions front I lie audience Pillowing  his speeeit.
England, carry out studies into
the work of international agencies (such as UNESCO, NATO,
ILO, etc.) in Paris and Geneva,
and arrive in Yugoslavia about
July 1.
Following two weeks of study
tours in Yugoslavia, in small
groups, the participants will reassemble for the Seminar which
will be held from July 15 to
August 5.
Application forms for the
scholarships are obtainable from
Ihe Registrar's Office, or from
the WUS Office, Room 163 in
the Brock extension.
Applications must be returned to the WUS Office before
January 20.
Tuesday evening saw the
ond of an era in the annals of
UBC rowing. Frank Read,
who coached UBC rowing
teams lo world prominence,
bowed out in favor of John
Mr. Head stated Ihai his retirement from coaching wa.s
voluntary and due to business.
He said lhal be fell he did not
have lime now, but would be
,'.;lad to help when business permits.
Challenge Cup and was defeated by one-third of a length by
the University of Pennsylvania
in the final
was n
far a
ii".; Club directors.
In       I i) ,"i ,'i      at
Thames,      Enejstml
coached -ei'Jit    defe
in  Ihe semi-finals <
also smied  that   he
ill;,   resuming   insso-
tctd   ail   offi-
posil ion.
io   m-ver
I»."i0.    Mr.    Head    began
dug  HBC teams at  the roof   the   Vancouver   Row-
I lea ley on ■
a      Beau-
led    Himsiu
the ( irand
In the 1856 Canadian Olympic finals UBC teams set world
records of 5:49.8 in the eights
and the fours broke the old
Olympic record of 6:36 by 30
At the Olympics, the eights
won a silver medal, coming
second to the Yale crew. The
fours won a gold medal for
Canada by winning their
The new coach, .John Warren, is a UBC Engineering
graduate who rowed for the
eights from I041MD53. Me was
a member of the squad that
went to Eos Angeles for the
Olympic   trials   in   10fi2.
Assisliiu; Mr. Warren will be
another \\)~,'2. oarsman, John
I Irinnoii
1 .orii" I .iioaser, a member of
Isml year's four, is the new
capiain and Bill McKerliek is
\ see mapla 11:. Page 2
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Communications School - A Tew Questions
Friday, January 10,  1Q58
We Can't Afford The Scandal
The establishment of a Communications
School under the auspices of the Extension
Qepartment is one we both greet and
; We greet the project because there is
aji irrefutable need for courses designed to
make the student aware of the effects communications have on society today.
i The multiple communications media
offer no end of material for worthwhile analysis. While many students are vaguely
djjssatisfied with mass media — advertising,
newspapers, magazines, radio, television,
fjflms^— there are far too few who have
sufficient knowledge of any of its forms to
analyse content, and work constructively
t<> improve it.
Even if mass media are never improved,
an understanding of them is essential. Every
form of communications has a phenomenal
influence on the average individual; can
mold his opinions, create and destroy reputations and ideas, standardise "conspicuous
consumption" levels, ar.d determine habit
and thought patterns for whole societies.
Up to the present time there has been
very little notice given to the social and
psychological influences of American and
Canadian mass media. Although we admit
great truth in the cliche: "Those who control the communications of a society, control the society," we have too long ignored
the field in our studies.
; What little has existed has been courtesy of the Sociology department — not as
a separate course, but as a subject included
in analyses of American society. Something
should have existed in the School of Commerce. Students in this school are bound
tip run into the problems of advertising and
publicity, but at present they appear only
t$>o eager to skip over the meaning of mass
media and concentrate on the most effective methods of producing advertisements
that will induce buying, regardless of a
product's worth. Not only Commerce students are in need of a greater understanding of mass media; so too are Arts, Engineering, Physical Education, College of
Education, Law and Medical students.
■;.',, Hut frankly we have our suspicions
about the Communications School a.s well
as our welcomes.
At this pQtnt they are no more thajn.
suspicions. We have questions, but not
judgements. We cannot judge the usefulness
of the school until we see the results. At
a night-school course, we can gain only an
indication of its worth since it is unlikely
to hit the students in most need of it. But
as a night-school course, we can see what
are the directors intentions, and guage to
some extent the probability of it meeting
the needs of this university should it become a regular course.
Our questions are: To whom is it geared?
Will its commercial business backers have
much say in its control and content? Will
it Justify its existence on a university campus by providing as much room for analysis
and research as it does for technical knowledge?
At the present time the enrollees are
prospective employees of commercial mass
media outlets. These persons, quite naturally, wish to gain knowledge that will enable
them to "break in" to the business and
succeed at it. To do this they will be most
apt in courses where they learn to imitate
the current practices of mass media offices.
Will they be stimulated to think about mass
media as well as practice its modes of expression? If they intend to enter the field,
a mastery of present practices will be sufficient; but if society is to gain from the
education they receive, there must be far
more than lessons in how to do what is
already being done.
We have complained before that the
Commerce school does little more than
grant a degree after four years to students
who, had they been born 40 years earlier,
would have learned the same facts and
taken on the same appearances starting as
an office boy and working up at their own
speed. But this course was originally designed to produce a higher quality of businessman. Now the Communications School
is set up lo produce a higher quality of communications expert. Will it merely add) in
time, another degree for the calendar? '
The financial backers for this new show
are commercial broadcasters. There is nothing wrong with commercial broadcasters
sponsoring a university course; in fact, the
move is to be admired. But the control
of the station and the decisions as to content must come from persons who have
the knowledge required of mass media and
who will receive no personal benefit from
it in the form of trained technicians for
a job.
Otherwise it is very likely to become no
more than a technical training ground for
prospective journalists, broadcast and film
We \vili he the first to admit that improvements and practicable ethical considerations can arise only with a genuine
understanding of the technical side of the
fields. But we feel that the technical training must be only the basis for study, not
the study itself.
A training ground away from the stations and offices of mass media may be a
good thing for the producers, but there is
no justification for its being situated at
the university.
To justify it on the ground that many of
the other schools on this campus are no
more than technical training grounds is no
justification at all. The statement is certainly true, but provides no reason for the
establishment of another vocational school.
Does Canada Have An
Independent Foreign Policy}
In   examinations   held   recently by the Department ot
External Affairs, one of  the
.    questions  was:   Does  Canada
have  an  independent  foreign
;    policy?   At  the  McGill  Con-
i    ference on World Affairs, held
',    a short while ago, one of the
longest  and  most healed dis-
\    cussions revolved around the
same   question.     This   would
indicate,   to   me  at  any   rate,
that  there  is a serious doubt
in   the   minds  of  many  Canadians  as   to   whether  we  ck*
have   independence    in    matters of foreign nolicy.
Actually I think the question should he expanded to
get its true meaning. It,
should read: independent of
the United Slates. Il must be
realized thai almost all of
our international relations
must be made wiih an eye to
the feelings of the United
It may lie ansuered hy
saying simply lhal no country today can have an in-
m petidi l !  il e' ■    I        | obey.
Even the United States cannot be independent. This answer circumvents the problem and is not satisfactory.
Legally speaking, Canada as
an adult state has every right
to be independent in these
matters. This of course is not
a practical or realistic answer.
Perhaps a more realistic
answer can be drawn, from
a  few examples.
Could Canada say tomorrow that the DEW line was
to be closed and Russia was
to be allowed to establish
rocket bases in our Arctic?
Obviously not. The United
Staliss would not stand for it
and they probably would not
hesitate in occupying Canada.
Could Canada recognize Red
China tomorrow? I do not;
think so. The consequences
of such a move make it impossible. Subtle hints have
already been made that, if
we do, the United Slates
vould "ayty start an all out
"dumpine," program. They
would sever Irade relations
u ilh   us   (our   I rade   villi   I In-
U.S. amounts to 22 per cent
of our gross national product
but to less than two per cent
of theirs). They would throw
a wrench into the St. Lawrence Seaway project and
frustrate the Columbia River
On the other hand Canada
has successfully acted independently against the
wishes of the United Stales
in loss vital problems, A recent example of this occurred
in Ihe United Nations. Voting ior the admission of new
members was taking place.
Five communist satellites
sought admission. The United
Stall's strongly opposed letting them in. Canada, despite
multerings from Washington,
voted  for their admission.
There is no definite "yes"
or "no" answer to the ques-
though Canada has the legal
i ighl to an independent
foreign policy it. is severely
limiied. ller independence is
imsstnclml lo mailers which
are non-vital to the interests
of Ihe  United  Stales,
According to the latest reports the Doukhobor sect who
call themselves The Sons of
Freedom are going ahead
with their threat to emigrate
to the Soviet Union, and the
Communists have offered
them a choice of three locations to settle in.
Many people will be tempted to say, "And a hearty good
ridance," and leave it at that.
But can we so easily brush
aside the whole sad affair!
Has every stone been turned
in the search for a solution
to their problem? If not, why
not? This question must be
answered soon.
It is' so easy to say, "So
whaj! They don't obey the
law, its a free country, they
can go somewhere else if
they please," and this has
obviously been the general
attitude so far, but at this
stage in the cold war, at this
crucial point in world ter-
sion we just can't afford
such a scandal, and scandal
it will be. Can anybody imagine for one moment the
most powerful propaganda
machine in the world, letting
such a golden opportunity slip
through its fingers?
Imagine   the   headlines   in
Pravda, "Freedom lovers- flee
the West," taken up like the
chorus of a song by all the
neutral and the not-so-neutral
nations. The scandal will have
been started, facts will go by
the board, the truth will be
harder to find than it is now,
and then of course, will come
the excuses, the recriminations, the questions in the
House, etc., all when it is too
Already the eastern provinces have some harsh things
to say about the Ayay B.C. has
handled the problem, and the
Mounties have had to soil
their reputation, as well as
tjieir uniforms, digging small
boys from under floor boards
to send them to institutions.
Why? Surely the nation that
stopped a full scale war and
solved the Suez crises, r^n
settle a problem that involves
only a handful of its own
Apart from the bad international publicity we are getting and will surely get if the
Sons go to Russia, there is
also a source of worry, no
matter how faint, for other
minorities in Canada and
especially in B.C. If this can
happen to one sect that
(rightly or wrqngly) fights
for what it considers to be
right, what could happen to
others? Its easy to say, "They
are a lot of cranks*." There are
people who refuse to have
blood transfusions, are they
also cranks? There are those
who are ' violently against
birth control, a third of aGr
population in fact, are they
Just where do we draw the
line- Who gets tolerated and
who gets pushed about for
their quaint beliefs?
The problem is by no means
a simple one, or it would
surely have been settled a
long time ago, but it does
boil down to the fact that
this particular sect is fanatically against war and all
forms of militarism. Unfortunately they carry this right
through to such things as
flags and anthems, and they
refuse to send their children
to school because the text
books contain such things as
battles, armies and wars. Well
now is this so bad- Will Canada crumble because a few
school children refuse to
salute our non-existent flag
or sing one of our national
anthems? Is it essential that
a child learn about the battle
of Waterloo, or the heights
of   Abraham,   especially   as
both battles read different in
French Canada. i
"But," say the civil servants, "We can't change the
whole school system for a
handful of people," and they
are right, but we could work
out something that could satisfy both sides and still give
the children a good education.
Anything could be better than
the tragic situation we have
at present.
There is also the fact that
Canada needs these people,
they are good farmers in an
age when young men are
flocking to the towns. They
work hard and have large
healthy families, to force
them out of the country or
even to sit by and let them
go is to shirk a responsibility
and to admit defeat, this we
must not do;
Crazy fanatics, or just plain
misguided and mishandled.
One can't help thinking that
if they were in another country, we wouldn't be able to
sing their praises loud enough, they would be pictured
as "lovers of liberty protesting against a cruel oppression." And that is the very
phrase that Radio Moscow
will use if they ever should
return to the land they once
fled for the self-same reason.
mms ro the mm
Needs An Answer
Editor, ^The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
There has recently been a
great deal of criticism of the
College of Education. Much of
it is undoubtedly justified;
some of it, just as undoubtedly,
is not.
The whole situation invites,
and, indeed, demands, the attention and comment of the
authorities most concerned:—
the College of Education itself.
Specific accusations have
been made against this faculty,
and have been answered only
by attacks upon the nature of
these accusations or attacks
against the accusers.
For example, Dr. Robbins, of
the English department, wrote
an exceedingly • perspicacious
letter to the local newspaper
on the subject.
Dr. Stein, assistant; head of
the Secondary department of
the college, answered this by
saying that Dr. Robins was
"not qualified" to judge. The
same spokesman called The
Ubyssey's publication "of an
Education 404 examination
paper "invidious".
Let us have a positive statement from the authorities, and
by this I do not mean a few
rambling incohereneies on the
ideological necessity of producing a "well-rounded child
suited to be a citizen in a modern democracy."
Let us hear from Dean
Scarfe himself; let the Holy
Ghost of education be brought
forth from the gloom of the
sanctuary; but above all. let us
hear some reasoning that
makes sense.
What does the educational
system of this country and of
this province hope to achieve,
Dr. Scarfe? What do you believe is the reason for the bad
name which the College is acquiring on campus, Dr. Scarfe?
What are the aims and purposes of the College of Education, Dr. Scarfe? Until the
College of Education produces
concrete logic on these points
and many others, it must expect the criticism which it now
receives to continue.
Arts :■).
Regarding "Irked
Edilor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
II, is to be hoped in the interest of adequate teaching in
the B.C, schools that "Irked's"
understanding of her Education courses is as exhaustive as
her memorization ol! them.
Further, anyone who spends
"sixteen hours STRAIGHT
studying for exams" either
doesn't know much about
stuily habits or else isn't very
bri.c.hl to ho.niu with,
Is "Irked" a typical product
of Dean gcarfe's mill or can he
do better?
Yours very truly,
Law III.
T* *V *F
Explore Criticism
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
Some of the criticism leveled
at the College of Education
and others may be justified,
but it is useless if it only destroys what is already there
and places nothing but chaos
in its stead.
There are important factors
on the professor's side which
should be cited since professors
usually are not the type of men
'who blow their own horns, and
so it seems in all fairness the
students should explore these
factors also.
A major problem is that too
many professors are so overworked that they have not
time to get the depth in their
subjects students need for best
understanding 6f the topic
For example, in the College
of Education, Mr. D. Smith
must give 17 hours of lectures
per week; he is on six councils,
and seems to be at the beck
and call of institutions outside
the university in his spare
time. I know that students in
Agriculture and in the Department of English suffer from
poor lectures and little personal tuition for the same reasons.
Involved in this problem
1. Lack of good professors
and poor salaries.
2. Possibly poor organization of work and duplication of
material taught.
3. Too many subjects are
taught by one professor and
lack of research for teaching
the topic.
4. Poor equipment and not
enough research carried on to
devise more effective mechanical  means of communication.
5. Lack of knowledge in the
science of learning and the art
of teaching as a consequence
of a sparsely staffed psychology department.
In China, a so-called backward country, they have one
instructor for every nine students.
The Ubyssey would do well
to explore these angles further,
and to remain mindful that a
newspaper's greatest power is
that of either the destruction
or the salvation of the individual's reputation, It would
seem that in order to meet the
challenge of the Russian and
Chinese educational systems
ami still retain our freedom,
we must, salvage all the individual   psychic  energy   possible.I
Maybe, a well-conducted series
of brainstorms both of students
and professors would yield
news for the Ubyssey and
something more than a lot of
general criticism without the
Yours sincerely,
if. if. ff.
Editor; The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
We, too, think the treatment
given the Education 404 (English) Christmas exam was disgusting. "Pubster egotism" is
again responsible for an incomplete suggestion. It you
think you are such fine scholars then you should get your
facts STRAIGHT. That exam
was not for those intending to
teach elementary school English, it was for those who are
to teach High School English!
Yours truly,
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
I regret that I noticed the
"cartoon" by a so-called cartoonist who signs his name
"Maz" in Tuesday's paper. May
I suggest that there are two
items which he failed to include along with the cartoon?
1. A warning above the thing
reading "This is a cartoon."
2. A dotted line at the bot
tom with these words written
below; "Laugh here."
Other than this, the cartoon?
was up "to standard of humor
usually found in 'Cartoons?' by
'Maz' i.e. damn lousy.
Yours truly,
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
In your January 7 issue,
there appeared two articles
concerning the CUP conference: CUP downs UBC motion
and UBC reporter travels high.
Dave Freedman of the Georgian was named in the first,
but in neither is the UBC delegate's name given.
Also, I would like to cast
my vote in favor of XXX's
proposal which also appeared
on Tuesday.
z z z
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
I should  like to convey a
message through the medium
of your letters column:
Hi, Mom!
Thanking you, I remain,
Yours sincerely,
PS.—Noticed Ubyssey rhymes
with UBC.   Clever.
Playing field prowess may have won
at Waterloo but a healthy bank
account wins more friends and influences more people. And while muscles
are handy, money is dandy ... especially of the sort that accumulates in a
Royal Bank Savings Account. Open
yours, today.
There's a handy branch of the Royal nearby Friday, January 10, 1958
Page 3
NEVA BIRD'S problem and never-ending search for a
seat inside the Library has finally been solved, by Walter
Koerner's  donation  of  $375,000  for  it's  extension   and'
development. —photo by Peter Graystone
Pharmaceutical Needs
and Prompt, Efficient Prescription Service
5754 University boulevard
Jack and Millie BurchiU ,
For the latest and most up-to-
date reference books on Canada, compiled by its most
emminent authorities, and
covering all fields of Canada's
development, write 79 Oriole
Wldk, Vancouver.
UBC Has Great And
Active Library ... ?
"A modern university is impossible without a great
and active library at its centre," said Neil Harlow, UBC
head librarian, in a news release today.
According to the students interviewed the UBC
Library does not completely satisfy these conditions.
•Many expressed a great deal of dissatisfaction with
the facilities.
Lack of space was the main complaint.
Typical student reactions were: "The place is too
darned crowded. There just isn't room to study, let alone
concentrate," said Lloyd Jones, Arts II.
Appearance of the building was criticized by Royal
Smith, Arts IV.
"They should put stone over the concrete on the wing.
It looks like a prison. And get rid of those shacks on the
, other side, to put a new wing on.
Conditions of the interior were also criticized.
"The chairs are lopsided and the tables are all carved-
up," said an unidentified Freshman.
Poor lighting was criticized by one student.
Students also had complaints concerning the Reserve
Book Room.
"It's too crowded," said one indignant Arts student,
"you can hardly get  between the shelves."
Aside from complaints about the building, students
were disgruntled about the availability of reference books.
John Armstrong, Engineering I, said it was unfair
that first and second year students be limited in their
selection of books, as well as their situation in the library.
This, undoubtedly is a general concensus of opinion.
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-   January 15, 16 and 17   - Page 4
UBC's championship swim
team, participate in their second
meet of the year January llih
against College of Puget Sound.
Coach Peter Lusztig expects the
Loggers to give the Thunderbird
club some stiff competition.
Fifteen men of the 21-man
squad are nuking thc trip down.
Coach Lusztig considers this
year's team the be ;t since 1948.
UBC won the Evergreen championship in five of the last seven
years and was the 1957 champion.
1 who  started  in   the  Vancouver
Amateur Swimming Club,
s     Ken Doolan  is a second-year
I letlerman.    Ken    is    the  third
! ranking  diver    in    the  Pacific
I     Another   'old   hand'   is   Dune
| Maclnnis  who   won   the   sprint
title three years ago.
J     Some of the returning letter- !
' men are Doug Main, in the dis- ;
lances,   and   Allan   Swanzcy   in j
; backstroke     competition.     The!
i outstanding bacjkstroker on  the
I squad is Tim Lewis who comes
SOME DID NOT MAKE IT |to UBC bv wny °f Tha^nd.
All of last year's squad is back I HAS CINDERELLA STORY
as well as a number of promis- ,     The tram even has a Cindering freshmen.    Lusztig  pointed'elia   story.     Ernie   Burno   was
out that some of last year's let- ; discovered  in a required swim-
termen did not make the team.
Leading the UBC team in the
distances will be Stan Powell.
Stan is a Victoria product and
he was an alternate on the 1948
Olympic team.
Captain Les Ashbaugh is the
Evergreen butterfly champion.
He is a sophomore who did his
early swimming with the Vancouver Y.
A returnee is Bob Bagshaw.
He   is  an   outstanding   sprinter
niing class. Coach Lusztig stated
that this Trail boy, "will be one
j of the best!'.
j Sopron University is represented by George Draskoy who
will be swimming in thc breast-
j stroke.
| The other members of the
team are all freshmen. They
are Peter Tellatt, a diver* Dave
Gillanders, a distance man; and
Norm Tribe, a breaststroke
Friday, January  10,   1958
Hunt Seeks Athlete
Of The Year Award
ROAR GJESSING is the main reason UBC expects to win
the cross-country race this weekend. The first year Forestry
student is one of the stars of the Thunderbird ski team.
— Photo by Jim Mason
Skiers Try
For Win On
Mt Seymour
This weekend the Thunderbird Ski team is participating in
their second competition of the
new year.  *
UBC will be competing against Vancouver Ski clubs. The
meet is sponsored by the Vancouver Ski Club and will be
held on Mt. Seymour.
The cross-country will start at
11 a.m. Saturday and the Jumping will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Coach Al Fisher and his men
expect to win the cross-country
and place well in the jumping.
The reason for Fisher's confidence in the cross-country is
Roar Gjessing, a first year Forestry student from Norway, who
is an outstanding skier.
Harvey Able will be leading
the Jumping contingent. Able
was fourth in the jumping last
weekend at Rossland.
Other jumpers are Don Sturgess, Bob Davis, and Jeep For-
tier. The cross-country team
consists of Gjessing, Terry Stringer, Able and Fortier.
Ted Hunt, U^C's athlete
for The Province's athlete of
first place in the poll.
Entries for the contest may
be secured in any Province edition.
Last year Ted won the Robert
Gaul Memorial Trophy as this
University's outstanding athlete
for the 1956-57 session.
In his first year of football
Ted won the B.C. Lions' Rookie
of the Year Award and was in
the running for National Rookie
of the year. He was chosen the
outstanding Canadian by the
Lions' players.
Hunt is the sparkplug ol! the
UBC rugby team. Last year, as
captain, he led UBC to the
World Cup and the McKechnie
Trophy. He also played for B.C.
agairtst  the touring Barbarians.
Dr. Max Howell, a former
Australian International, 'considers Ted "one of, if not the
outstanding, players to be developed in B.C. in rugby. He
would be an international in any
country in the world."
Ted won the Golden Boy Trophy for the outstanding boxer
in the intramurals at UBC.
Hunt also represented Canada
a few years ago at the World
Championships in Ski-Jumping
before he gave up skiing in
favor of other sports.
Another team for which he
plays is the Pilsner Lacrosse
Trotters Play
Here Tonight
A few tickets are still available for the Harlem Globetrotter game this evening and Saturday at 9 p.m. The hilarious
Harlem clowns play against an
All-Star team from the City
The .preliminary game between the Washington Generals
and a City League team starts
at 7.00. There will be entertainment between, before, and
during the Trotter game.
The American wizards will be
displaying their world renowned
skill at clowning and basketball.
of the year for 1957 is running
the year. Ted is currently  in
For relaxation Ted is an expert breaststroke swimmer, the
intramural champion, as well as
a low handicap golfer.
Anyone with seven cents can
vole lor Ted by simply filling
in thc form and sending it in to
the Province.
Wednesday,    January    15 —
Game 1, WR and Ed 2.   Game 2,
Ph 5 and Frosh.
Tuesday, January 14 — Ed 2
and Ph 8, KKG and Ph 5, GPB
and Ph 4. Thursday, January
16 — A DP 1 and Ph 3, VOC 1
and Ph 6, and IH and Ph 2.
Staff: Bob Bush, Audrey Ede, Hugh John Barker, Peter Irvine
and a green haired turtle.
Peter !
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Thunderbirds Open
Conference Season
The UBC Thunderbirds will be matched against strong
competition when they begin play in the 1958 Evergreen
Conference Basketball League this weekend.
.Ff!,da^,,n!ght', _Jack ^°mfret'S tlat^Tscores, theVTooklar f7om
'Birds will be at full strength
for their trip to the American
Starting lineup will be the
same as in the past games. This
is made un of Ed. Wild, Ken
Winslade, Lyall Levy, Barry
Drummond and Lance Stephens.
Coach Pomfret states that the
team will be up against tough
going but that they will be trying all the way.
Saturday,    the    'Birds  meet
squad will be playing three-time
conference champion — Pacific
Lutheran in Tacoma.
To date the Lutheran Gladiators have an impressive eight
wins in 11 starts. Three of
their victories were decisive in
contests with the highly-rated
Seattle Buchans.
The Thunderbirds showed up
well in competition earlier in
the current season, but have had
trouble in their latest pre-season
games' | College of Puget Sound Loggers.
UBC looked good while play-; Two weeks ago the Loggers
ing Alberni before the holiday | downed UBC by an overwhelm-
break,  but judging    by    their i ing score.
We'd like to admit right here and now that the
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"Coin" l« a rafllstorad trada-mark.
Company representatives will visit the University of
British Columbia January 13, 14, 15 and 16 to interview
all students who are interested in careers ')** the oil
(a) EXPLORATION GEOLOGY — Graduates in Honors Geology and Geological Engineering will be
considered for permanent employment. Third year,
fourth year and graduate school students in the
same courses will be considered for temporary
summer employment.
the following courses will be considered for permanent employment:
Hon. Physics
Hon. Mathematics
Hon. Math, and Physics
Hon. Geology
Third     year,     fourth
Engineering Physics
Civil Engineering
Elecrical   Engineering
Geological Engineering
year     graduate     students
in these same courses will be considered for temporary summer employment.
all Engineering courses will be considered for permanent employment and third year students will
be considered for temporary summer employment.
with a Bachelor of Commerce degree will be considered for permanent employment in Exploration
Accounting or Production  Clerical  work.
2. MANUFACTURING (refining) — Graduates in Commerce, Chemisti y, Engineering Physics, Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, Metallurgical and Electrical Engineering
3. MARKETING (Sales/ Operations), TRANSPORTA-
Graduates in  Engineering,  Commerce, Economics and
Our   booklet   "Graduates   and   B-A"   is   available   to
all .students at   ihe  Placement   Office. This  booklet  is an
introduction   io   the   career   opportunities   for   ."You"   at
B-A in its various departments.


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