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No. 21
Vote Will Decide Fee Increase
Curtain goes up Friday on Homecoming  1957. I
First   act   is   the   basketball   game   Friday   between   the
Thunderbirds and the grads. A feature of the half-time enter- ■
tainment  will  be  the  appearance  of   the  Mallandville-Como
Lake High School Gym team.
Also included on the half-time program will be a cheering\
contest between the  undergraduates  and  fraternities.
Undergrads must have 40-50 members out to qualify and1
the expected attendance for fraternities is 40 per cent of their
active group. The cheering sections will be judged on the basis
of over-all enthusiasm, decoration of their areas and originality.
A side show will be going on at the same time in tie Field
House and Armouries. There the noise of hammering, snouting and the general confusion of float building will fill the air.
Thirty-six floats are now entered in the parade which
will begin 10:30 Saturday morning at the Irish Fusiliers Armouries. A speciality, of this act will be the appearance of tho
12 queen candidates, and the participation of three bands: UBC
Pipe Band, B.C. Lion's Marching Band and the EUS Lady
Godiva Band.
The floats will make an encore during half time at Saturday afternoon's football game.
Topping the festivities will be the Homecoming Dance,
The juvenile hand writing, unfortunatey gave the culprit
House and the Armouries.
The dance in Brock is limited to members of the Graduating Class (over 21) and alumnae. Music will be piped in.
The parties in the Field House and Armouries are of
equal calibre assures Grant MacDonald, chairman of thfe Homecoming Committee, although he admits the floor in the Field
House is the best as it was just refinished three weeks ago.
Herb Jeffries and the Delta Rhythm Boys will visit both
places Undergrad dances and each will have an orchestra.
Voting for Queen candidates will continue until 10:30. Balloting will end promptly at that time warns Queen campaign
manager, Barb Allison, to enable the winner to be crowned at
11 p.m.
Ben Trevino will star in the Command Performance in
the Field House where he will "crown" the queen and present
her two princesses.
With the spotlight on the queen and her attendance the
curtain will fall on Homecoming, 1^7.
Pep Meet: the first act -
Talent and "royalty" are the double features on the
bill of entertainment for today's Pep Meet at noon in the
High points of the show will be Herb Jeffries from Hollywood and Delta Rhythm Boys. The latter of these features has
just returned from a tour of the European countries. This
appearance will be their first since returning. The group is
currently starring at the Cave Supper Club until the end of
next week.
The 12 queen candidates will be presented for the first
time to the student body, They will make another appearance
on Almanac, CBUT at 7 p.m., along with Herb Jeffries and
the Delta Rhythm Boys.
The Pep Meet will once again serve as the student's incentive, and today's big show is: FREE!
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ABOVE IS AN EXACT COPY of the note found in the
shambles of the Publications Office early this morning.
The juvenile hand writing, unfortunately gave the culprit
away immediately. —photo by Mark Underhill
Pub Office Ransacked;
Redshirts Suspected
In normal childish fashion, an indeterminate number of
Red-shirted engineers ripped through the publications office
early this morning, stealing a fire-arm and copies of the,
Ubyssey. ?	
Varsity   Representatives
Act On Remembrance Day
Representatives from ten University of B.C. organizations
will lay wreaths at Remembrance Day ceremonies in the
War Memorial Gymnasium on Monday, November 11.
'     Addressing the gathering will
The fire-arm had been issued
on permit from the Student*'
Court in 1935 for purposes of
dissuading Engineers from Publications raids.
It failed.
The latest raid was discovered
at approximately 8.00 a.m. this
morning when janitors of Brock
I Tit 11 investigated a "ruckus" in
the North Brock basement.
However the delinquents had
disappeared between the barred
windows by the time thc janitors
had unlocked thc steel doors of
the inner offices.
A scrawled note in immature
handwriting is all that was left
by the culprits.
It read:
"Dear Madam: Bye, Bye,
Shotgun. Sincerely, A Redshirt."
Cause of the raid is believed
to lie in the critical problem
now facing the Engineers: lack
of manpower.
Each year haft put more women into the Engineering building'
Each year has seen fewer
men come out of the Engineering building.
The crisis was seen to be serious when some members of the
Agriculture Faculty "planted" a
settee in the middle of the main
Cosmetic Talk
Given Friday
A lecture on cosmetics given
by Miss Lililan HLscocks at noon
on Friday, in Physics 201 is
Ihe I'irsl in a series sponsored
annually by the Women's Undergraduate Society.
Miss Hiscocks who is a member of the Cosmetique Sans Sou-
cis of the Academy of Arts and
who appeared on Almanac in
October will discuss a unique
cosmetic product, the only one
known today that is made from
herbs and mineral water. It i.s
made in Germany, bears a
French name and has an Egyptian motif. Miss Hiscxks ha.1-'
promised to demonstrate the
makeup on at least two girls
from the audience.
The second lecture in the
series will be a talk on travel
held on November 22nd at 12:30
in Physics 201 and the remaining two will be in the early part
of  the  second   term.
UBC    radio    president,    Bill
hall of the Engineering building. I Ballentine announced today campus   network   broadcasting  will
UBC students decide next Wednesday whether or not AMS fees  will  be  increased $5
per annum for the next three years. Here is the exact wording of the  referendum:
- Outdated ?
The American Way of Life
will be under fire tonight in
Brock Hall when two faculty
members and two students debate whether mankind longer
has use for the American philosophy.
The timely debate takes place
in the Double Committee Room,
Balcony Floor of the Brock, at
7.15. It is sponsored by the
UBC Debating Union.
Speakers for the negative are
Dr. Ron Baker, English Professor and Faculty Advisor to the
Union; and Graham Moseley,
Law II, and Union President.
Taking the Affirmative will
be Dr. Chris Reid, head of the
Chemistry Department and Sid
Simons, Law II.
The debate is open to the public. Arguments from the floor
are invited. Anyone who wishes
may express his views on the
subject after the principal debators have spoken.
"The Foundations of the
University of British Columbia" is the subject of a talk to
be given this Saturday, November 9.
The speaker will be Colonel
H. A. Logan, Professor Emeritus and Editor ol the Alumni Chronicle of UBC.
Colonel Logan will speak
at 8.15 in Room 200 of the
Physics Building. The Vancouver Institute is sponsoring
his talk.
Mr. G. Selman
Gordon Selman, assistant director of the Department of University Extension, will represent
the Canadian Citizenship Council at the sixth annual conference1 of the U.S. National Commission on UNESCO at San
Francisco this month.
He will also be present at the
annual conference of the Association of University Evening
Mr. Selman, who received a
1 ravel grant from the Canadian
Association for Adult Education
will study various phases of
adult education before returning
to  (IMC.
be Mr. J. O. Neave, president
of the 196th (Western Universities) Battalion and Lieutenant-
Colonel, J. F. McLean, Command Officer, Canadian Officer's
Training Corp., representing thc
It is still there and the women
engineers are using it for tete-a-
tetees; so word has leaked out
to this reporter.
Meanwhile the Investigations
Committee has decided to look
into the charges of gun-stealing
and will use the note as evidence.
Anyone who has seen an engineer in the vicinity of Brock
Hall is requested to contact the
be extended until midnight Friday nights.
UN Club Hear
A. S. Mortifee
Former Mlember of Parliament in the Union Parliament
representing South African affairs for Zululand, Mr. A. W. S.
Mortifee will address the United
Nations Club, Friday noon in
Arts  100.
Mr. Mortifee will speak on
"The Conflict in the Union of
South Africa." In dealing with
the racial problem, Mr. Mortifee
will discuss the social and economic situation, the prevalent
polygamy and the subservience
attitude to the whites.
His topic will be the second
in a series presented by the United Nations Club on "Emerging
"WHEREAS all the citizens of
British Columbia are being
asked to contribute to the UBC
Development fund according to
their means, and;
pressing need is student residences;
"BE IT RESOLVED that the
Alma Mater Society pledge $5
per student per year for three
years only to the UBC Development fund; such monies to be
used for student housing to be
obtained by a special fee levy
beginning with the session of
1958-59 and terminating with
the 1960-61 session, unless the
student body vote by referendum to continue that levy and
that no student shall contribute
by reason of that motion more
than $15 to the UBC Development Fund in the three-year
A two-thirds majority will be
needed to pass the referendum.
However, a straw vote taken at
the AMS general meeting indicates that most students are in
favor of the levy.
Many opinions have been
voiced concerning the issue:
Students at this university
should help our building plan
because: It is a tradition on
this campus that the students
help themselves when those financially responsible fail. If parents and business men are willing to help, we as the direct benefactors should help.
Premier Bennett has indicated
he will match donations with a
Provincial grant.
While some form of financial
aid from students is a necessary
and traditional donation to the
development fund, there might
be a more suitable form of aid,
such as a voluntary donation on
an individual basis. Even while
this method would leave us far
short of the hoped-for one-hundred fifty thousand dollars, we
would adhere more closely to
democratic principles.
Those students who can not
be on the campus next Wednesday can vote at advance polling
stations situated in the Brock
and the Education Building, on
Tuesday. Polls are open until
4 p.m. botli days.
Tween Closses
Dance Club 'Goes'
Latin American
DANCE CLUB — Latin American dancing, noon, Dance Club
room, Brock Extension  and at
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A.W.U.S. — Attention everyone! Come to the Charity Home
Cooking Auction today at noon,
in Agriculture 100. Enjoy the
food and help others enjoy a
Happy Christmas.
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D. Brown of the Philosophy Department will give a talk "Is
Homosexuality Immoral" today
at noon in Room 20, HM-2.
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MAMOOKS — General meeting at noon today.
* *      *
Presents Dr. Harold S. Saita to
speak on "The Role of the Nisei
in the Community" in Hut L-l
at 12.30 sharp. A short general
meeting will follow. Everyone
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meeting at 12.30 in Clubhouse,
HL-5.    Please attend.
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U.B.C. SYMPHONY Orchestra rehearsal, Brock North, tonight at 7.30.
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W.A.D.—The girls' speed swimming team will commence practice at the Crystal Pool today.
The time is 1 p.m. till 2 p.m.
Anyone bringing a car will be
greatly appreciated. Let's get a
good team formed this year.
New-comers welcome! Please
meet at 12.30 p.m., men's gym.
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league players or people interested in playing, please attend
tonight's practice in the Memorial Gym. League play starts
this Sunday.
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— Meeting in Engineering 201
at  12.30.    Film,  1956 Male Mi-
*(     *       *
an open evening debate at 7.15
in the Double Committee Room,
Brock Hall. Topic: "Resolved
that mankind has no further use
for the American way of life."
(Continued on Page 3)
MLA  Promises
CCF Plan: Earn While You Learn
Investigations    Sub - committee
Organizations which will place; looking into Affairs — internal
wreaths below the plaque in the
gymnasium a r e: University
Naval Training Division, Canadian Officers Training Corps.,
Reserve University Squadron,
RCAF. 196th Western Universities Battalion Association, The
University of British Columbia,
The Alumni Association, University Employees Union, Alma
Mater Society, Canadian Legion
Branch 142 and The War Amputations  of  Canada,
Service    will    be.i.,in    at     II) -If)
n in
or otherwise — immediately.
Skip  down  to  ihe  FREE     j
confab   on   Friday    night's
Pub   party   at   noon   today
in   the   Ubyssey office then     j
wo   can   all   waltz   over   lo     !
the FREE pep meet in  thc
Armouries   together.
"University sludents will be
paid a salary to cover board
and room, fees, and other
costs, "when the CCF becomes
the B.C. government, Gordon
Dowding, CCF MLA for Burnaby promised Thursday noon
in Arts  100.
Doweling, who was a UBC
law student only six years ago,
said that the CCF parly had
always been   in   favor   of this.
"The Socred government,"
he argued, has treated the university as "the Cinderella of
this province," and regards sludents as "raw materials for the
exploitation of this province by
the   big   foreign   corporations."
"A proposal made by the
t'CT'   to   supply   a   free   teacher
training course was laughed off
by the government as an insult,'   he recalled.
Dowding said that Russia
has outstripped the West because universities have been
regarded as "a place where
well-to-do students prepare for
social  rounds."
Brittania Mines, which is
controlled from New York
State, has taken away the
homes and jobs of 2,000 people
when it laid off all of its
workers. This, he felt, was due
to the fact that foreign capital,
which is invading Canada at
the rate of more than 1 1 billion
dollars since 1945, is responsible onlv to the shareholders
ill    the    United    States.    "Thev
laugh at you and your family,"
he said.
Dowding called Wenner-Gren
"a bunch of buccaneers, who
didn't even have to fight for
their monopoly." The Wenner-
Gren deal is a "$100 million
gift," he said.
He accused the government
of giving away resources, and
said that a minister who is
in debt to a corporation (Som-
mers) i.s incapable of bargaining for the public good. He fell
lhat the same thing is happening  in  the gas business today.
"What the people of B.C.
need is an administration that
tells the truth," Dowding maintained, referring lo the Som-
mor.s-Sturdv case.
The present provincial government's stand on the Sunday
sport issue is an "attempt to
legislate for morals," said the
Burnaby MLA. He denounced
present Sunday legislation as
being inconsistent and consequently undemocratic.
He said B.C. must integrate
in power development, and in
various other industrial aspects.
He .summed up his charges
hy holding that British Columbia's present government is giv-
inu "no leadership," and reasoned that the best alternative
is a CCV provincial government Page 2
Thursday,   November   7,   1057
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Our Record Speaks For Itself
What JkU Catifia tteefa
"Our record speaks for itself," Mr. Bennett said when questioned about the anti-
semitic speech made at the Vancouver Social
Credit convention last week.
We wonder if Mr. Bennett has looked
at the record lately.
It isn't the first time the Social Credit
party has been linked up with anti-semitism.
Away back in the beginning, Major
Douglas stated "In 1290 Edward I expelled
Jews from England. It is significant that the
laws of England which are regarded as
'good law' to the present day unless specifically abrogated, date from Edward I."
This was written in his monetary theory explanation of "Social Credit."
Both Major Douglas' books bear the
influence of an earlier work written in
Russia entitled "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion." This work was designed
as a "justification" for Pogroms.
In reply to a charge of anti-semetic tendencies based on this work, Socred Mr.
Jacques from Wetaskawin told the House
as early as 1943: "Here and now I say on
behalf ->i tiie Social Creditors the world
over that we utterly repudiate and denounce
the policies contained in the 'Protocols of
Zion" . . . but . . . when you come to read
I hem, how can any reasonable man deny the
truth nt what is contained in them?"
In the House in 1945 during a debate
on the concept of a United Nations Organization to which Socreds were vehemently
opposed. Mr. Low asked, "Was Russia's
rise accidental or the result of a definite
policy on ihe part of powerful interests
in id mid outside Russia?" He then went
ea •■■.. "help to clarify the whole question
and provide some answers to it." The facts
In- [ imrmtpd on October 18 of 1945, referred
exi.li!-.!'.-.'!-. ia .i- -md: I'mianc.ers: the Dresd-
imt Fiai'k. Jacob Schiff, Paul Warburg, the
I'u'iii oi Kuhn, Boeb and Co. of Wall Street,
lie alleged that these people had "fomented
and financed the Russian revolution."
In a pamphlet of which he is the author
entitled "Men or Money," Mr. Low writes
that a band of international or national
financiers, including Henry Morgantheau,
Jewish secretary to the U.S. Treasury in
Roosevelt's tenure of office, are responsible
for planning "ruthlessly and with diabolical
intent, wars, destitution," and of "filling
the penitentiaries and insane asylums and
en\|)i\ int; the schools and churches."
ln December, 1946, Mr. Low was charged
in the federal House as having said over
CBC, "Do you know that the same group
of international gangsters is responsible for
the hungry thirties, the financing of Hitler,
the promotion of World War I . . . they
are international communists, international
financiers, and international Zionism . . .
blame it on the Jews."
The charge is still on the record.
Its striking similarities to the speech
given by Mr. Percy Young at the Social
Credit convention in Vancouver last week,
are also on the record.
Mr. Young stated that Zionism was the
cause of every evil from "Communism to
labor unions." "It has completely destroyed
Christianity . . . and it will destroy Social
Credit too, unless the people have proper
education," he said.
Mr. Young said that the Zionists controlled Communism, Naziism, Socialism,
labor unions, banks, the press and radio
"everything in fact except Social Credit."
His speech was applauded at the Social
Credit convention.
But there's more on the record than
tinges of anti-semitism.
There's Bible Bill Aberhart, who demanded his supporters sign pledges that
they accepted Social Credit "on faith," and
would not question its merits. There's the
"Recall Act" that stated any constituency
not satisfied with its representative could
recall him and order a by-election . . . the
first candidate recalled was Aberhart. He
refused to comply with his pwn act.
There's the official Social Credit publication of 1947 that suggested a denunciation of the secret ballot was in order so that
compulsive legislation be passed "for the
good of the people."
There's the B.C. group, with its "progressive Christianity," shown in Mr. Bennett's Christmas speeches which have become noticeably more religious with each
passing year. Perhaps this is from a knowledge that Bible Bill gained his votes at
Sunday prayer meetings.
There's Mr. Sommers. There's Mr. Bonner, "there's Mr. Gunderson. And there's
Mr. Young.
If he meant "our"" record to apply to
♦he Social Credit "movement" Mr. Bennett
must include the whole sordid past. Otherwise he will have to admit that his B.C.
group is not really a Social Credit branch.
But it matters little what he admits on
this score. Because which ever way the
record is looked at, it does indeed "speak
for itself."
Top   of   the   Totem   —   Ben Travino
Before there is any further
misunderstanding about the
awarding of the contract for
publishing the Totem to an
American publishing house,
students should be aware of
the facts of the case.
I would first like to point
out that every possible effort
was made to award the contract locally. The Vancouver
firm which was bidding, Were
told the bid they had to try
to meet even after the time
for the closing of bids was
The first bids were over
$10,000 apart — $27,853 from
the local firm compared with
$17,455.80 from the American
Our specifications were:
4,000 copies of a 368 page
Totem, done in the lithograph
process, with an imitation
leather embossed cover, size
9 x 12, with 16 colored dividers.
The final bids on these
specifications were $25,686
from the local firm and $17,-
116 from the American firm,
imking  a   final  difference  of
$8,570. This is equal to one
dollar per student, or our total
contribution to the World
University Service. It is more
than twice our contribution to
NFCUS. As much as we would
have liked to ward the contract locally, we could not in
conscience deal with student
money, for which we are responsible, in this way.
The money saved was passed on to the students in the
form of a reduced price for
the Totem, which went from
$4.25 to $3.50, and the granting of free AMS cards, which
had previously cost each student 35 cents. In addition,
Totem is not subsidied with
student money nearly so
heavily as in the past.
Last year, the Totem cost
every student about 50 cents-
whether he bought a yearbook
or not. Totem had a $4,000
budget. This year, Totem has
a budget of $800. All this was
possible through competitive
The    referendum    on    the
special $5 levy for the UBC
Development Fund takes
place next Wednesday, November 13. I sincerely hope
you will all want to contribute
in this way to the university,
especially since the money
and the matching money
would go only for student
It is agreed that the university is not our primary responsibility. But dosn't it become our responsibility when
governments refuse to ac:
knowledge education's place
in society?
In the light of recent developments, shouldn't we do
everything we can to bring
to the public's attention the
plight of higher education
with all its connotations?
A $5 contribution a yea*
means, for most of us, about
one morning's work during
the summer. I hope we can
all afford four hour's pay to
make our contribution and to
help bring other contributions
to the university especially in
residence money.
Various people have used
this column to tell us that this
campus needs everything from
football scholarships to social*
ized social life. At the risk of
appearing to shqut frpm tin
academic cocoon, I suggest
that what this campus needs
(and most other campi along
with it) is a more complete
awareness of the true idea of
a university.
This idea, as I interpret it,
embraces the concept that jn
order to derive greatest bepe-
fit from a learning situation,
one must be seeking know*
ledge primarily to satisfy a desire for greater attainment in
a given field. Thus motivated,
the individual should then seek
to,expose himself constantly to
those who are best qualified
imthe field of his interest. This
pattern embodies the completion of a wholesome and natural learning process, and it is
with such a process in rnind
that I feel a university .educational program should be
At UBC and at a majority
of similar institutions there is
too great a tendency to, deviate
frpm this supply and demand
principle ,|p education. Under
the terrific pressures imposed
by modern society, the motivation in seeking a university
education Is no longer the dir
ect one of satisfying a desire
to meet certain social and economic standards.
Because the need for knowledge is still present, although
the direct desire for it has been
suppressed by society, the onus
lies on the .educational unit tp
provide intellectual stimulation and to take special care
in providing first-rate instruction.
(The fundamental object of
a university should be to entourage and satisfy the desire
of an individual to learn and
to improve his standards of
achievement in any field of his
endeavour be it professional
or humanitarian, or even indirectly, social or athletic. I
feel that this view is not too
idealistic even for a state institution although the realization of such an object could not
be achieved overnight.
Rearing all this in mind as
we examine the present state
of affairs at UBC we observe
that, despite our present economic position, much cpuld be
dope to make our university
more effective as an educational unit. In the past two
years the public has been made
very aware of a need for money tp build our university.
The current UBC Development Fund is the foremost example of the work that is currently being   done   to   raise
funds. But what are most of
these funds to be used for?—
Buildings? Everyone is talking about the need for bigger
and better buildings and more
comfortable accommodations
for students. There is an overwhelming consciousness of the
need for a greater supply of
the physical accessories to
At this point I must qualify
myself as a person who thoroughly enjoys being exposed
to the conveniences and luxuries afforded by our wealthy
economy. Like most of us at
UBC I have grown accustomed
to the material advantages occasioned by our high standard
of living. It is with considerable envy that I compare the
facilities of the plush University of Mexico with our unsightly army huts. I cannot
help but feel a sense of inferiority when I hear Wayne
Hubble telling of the luxuriously appointed student residences he encountered while
travelling in primitive Africa
this summer.
Nevertheless, bearing in
mind what I consider to be the
true object of a university, it
appears that putting buildings
before education is like putting the familiar cart before
the horse.
Few of us who are honest
with ourselves car ever say
that our education was serious-
ly interfered with because it
was received in an army hut;
but I daresay that the education of a great many people
has suffered through lack of
inspired professional guidance.
When the department head
is confronted by a student who
has fallen short of his academic goals, there is a tendency
for him tp soy, "Now Johnny,
whose fault is that?", thus
throwing the blame in poor
Johnny's lap. It is obvious
that in most cases Johnny is
not completely to blame, and
that inadequate teaching has
been greatly responsible for
Johnny's not having derived
maximum benefit from the
It is quite clear to me that
if we were to start right now
and spend every available cent
in paying top-notch instructors
to preside over our army hut
audiences, and stop worrying
about the many superfluous
material accessories to education, we would find that before
many years had passed, the
contributions of our university
community to society would
be such as to absolve us from
further concern over the source
of building funds.
If we, in this province, can
provide a sound intellectual
structure for the university,
we will never have to worry
about its physical structure.
Utters to tho Editor
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
It would be somewhat narrow for us to try and entice
students out to this Saturday's
Homecoming football game
with appeals to your pocket-
book on the basic strength of
our Thunderbirds although
they've had "tough breaks."
However, the fact remains
they are a bunch ,qf your fellow students who are trying
damn hard to make a decent
showing for this University.
One has to admit it takes a
great deal of spunk not to develop a defeatist attitude when
you've had a really grim season as have had the 'Birds.
Each week they've come back
for more and instead of getting
fed up with it have come back
At the homecoming game,
students will not only have the
opportunity to see the 'Birds
in action, but they will see the
floats from the downtown parade, the queen candidates and
a marching band plus the
Great Trekker Award. It's the
biggest game of the season
and if you haven't been to a
game this season it's the one
to catch for the most colorful
display of sport and half time
entertainment this University
has produced in many a moon.
This year's Homecoming
Committee took the attitude
that nothing should be spared
in ploughing all the potential
gates back to the students in
the form of something extra.
The game is no exception. You
as students support this team
through your AMS fees and
you Owe it to yourselves to
view the 'Birds. Also a show
of wholehearted support will
go a long way with the team
at this point and if they are to
win this year their chance is
a lot better with a good crowd.
The point of all this — go to
the Homecoming Game this
Saturday at 2.30, see the parade first and don't forget your
dance tickets now at the AMS
Yours sincerely,
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
Mr. Mazzuca has expressed
some opinions about Engineer's behaviour, dress, their
likeness to sheep, and on the
five dollar fee increase.
I would like to take this opportunity to present some
The Engineer's enthusiasm
did not detract from the business  carried   on  at   the   AMS
general meeting. Their "hillbilly antics" in no way interfered with the motions that
were passed nor with the debate on the fee increase. On
the contrary, if the Engineers
did not show the organization
and the enthusiasm to attend
the meeting in a group, there
would have been no quorum
and just another six-minute
fizzle. The Engineers should
be thanked for what they did
to save the meeting, rather
than ridiculed for their behaviour there.
Mr. Mazzuca' babbles on
about the five dollar fee increase and why Russ Fraser
spoke as he did. In my,opinion,
Fraser has the right to say
whatever he pleases without
anyone questioning whether it
is his own point of view, that
of the EUS as a body, or that
of a fraternity.
For all Mazzuca knows, Fraser might have been expressing the views of the majority
of the members of the EUS,
and perhaps of the campus as a
whole, when he stated that
anyone unwilling to pay the
five dollar .increase should go
elsewhere. (He did not state
that those unable to pay the
fee increase should go elsewhere, as MJazzuca erroneously
I have been In Engineering
ior three years and I do not
know any engineers that wear
blue jeans, a T-shirt, and a red
cardigan, as Mazzuca describes
our attire. I suggest that if
Mazzuca finds that this dress
is typical, that it must be so
only within the circle of people
with whom he associates, as it
is certajnly not typical of the
faculty as a whole.
If Mazzuca honestly means
that he would prefer to buy a
bottle of booze in preference
to paying a five dollar fee increase, I have only sympathy
for him. He certainly needs
it, in that case.
As a closing point I would
like to mention the phoney
EUS meeting held before the
AMS meeting to tell the sheep
how to vote. This meeting was
called to transact regular business of the Society and the only mention made of the AMS
meeting was to urge the Engineers to attend in a group.
Later, in one sentence, it was
mentioned that the fee increase
was a good thing so "Let's support it." It was already known
that the majority of Engineers
were in favor of it since votes
were taken in every class prior
to this time.
Proof of the Engineers' instinctive ability to act successfully as a body lies in the fact
that  the proposed  amendment
to the Campus liquor regulations was defeated, mainly by
the Engineers' vote, without
being previously discussed by
the Engineers, and without any
words spoken on the floor at
the meeting by any member of
the EUS.
I hop*, that this will straighten out the mass of misinformation that M)r. Mazzuca supplied
in his letter.
The opinions that I have expressed here are my own but
I feel that they are the same
as those of the majority of the
members   of  the   Engineering
Undergraduate  Society.
Yours truly,
3rd Civil Engineering
Bitter Axe
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
Through the medium of the
columns of the October 31 edition of The Ubyssey, Mr. Edward J. Miazzuca stated some
very interesting opinions about
the Engineering Undergraduate Society. They were doubly
interesting because only three
weeks ago Mr. Mazzuca was a
member of the EUS Executive.
It would appear now that he
has a bitter axe to grind against the Engineers for encouraging his resignation. (We
could no longer tolerate his
In his letter Mr. Mazzuca
states that he is "against these
'phoney' meetings that the
EUS has the day before AMS
meetings." Last spring, when
he was campaigning for his
executive position, one of Mr.
Mazzuca's biggest election promises was to get more people
to come to these meetings. His
"convictions" seem to alter to
suit his purpose and his audience.
Finding himself in need of
ideas, yet not able to find anything original to say (as usual),
Mr. Mazzuca was forced to fall
back on the old theme that so
many have had to use before,
and call the Engineers "sheep".
Personally, I do not believe
that a single engineer who did
not want the $5 AMS fee increase voted for it just because
he is im engineer.
That is ridiculous, for Mr.
Mazzuca himself stated that engineers are a frugal bunch.
Fortunately, most of us do not
share his opinion that "a bottle
of booze" represents money
much better spent than if it
were donated to erect mere
living quarters! However, he
states that he "wouldn't mind
giving $5" for bigger salaries
for the professors. Come now
Ed, that statement won't help,
you'll still have to write the
exams to pass your courses.
I would like to make one
other observation. «I noticed
that the Ubyssey has carried a
couple of "cartoons" drawn by
Mr. Mazzuca. I offer the suggestion that, if he is intending
to continue to copy other people's cartoons, he use a sheet
of carbon paper, as it would
save him a lot of the time he
spends re-drawing them.
By the way, these are my
own opinion, and not,necessarily those of the f;pci.p%!!!;—
I mean other engineers.
Yours truly,
P.S.—Mr. Miazzuca appears
to enjoy finishing his writings
by applying some foreign expression to them. MHght I suggest "usque as nauseam?"
Sense of Proportion
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
It is good to see that at least
some members of the student
body have retained their sense
of proportion. The recent International House debate on
the Little Rock situation left
little room for anything but a
one-sided debate. The appearance of the supposed KKK
members, burning torch and
all, brought an air of sanity
back to the proceedings.
Whoever and wherever you
are Klansmen: Good for you!
*      *      *
Hurrah for Totem
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
Having considered the Totem controversy I would like
to present my views.
We at UBC pride ourselves
on being forward looking and
artistically minded. An illustrated phone book is not my
idea of a yearbook. Approximately 7,600 impersonal pictures
perhaps fifty or a hundred of
which would be of interest tp
the average person, seems like
too much of too little for too
few. What I mean is its a
waste of space and cash.
To omit 118 pages of individual pictures means that
there can be included 118
pages of the '57-'58 year qt
UBC (UBC yearbook, see?).
The whole is greater than the
components; its what we do,
not who we are, that matters.
The time has come, the editor says, to drop undergrad
pictures and concentrate on an
artistic review of the year. I
rospoct his opinion, believing
that having given him the job
we should let him complete it.
Yours truly,
JOHN   P.   RUSSELL Thursday,   November   7,   1957
Page 3
Campus Beat
—In the Quad
Larry: "Let's skip English."
Peter: "I shouldn't."
Larry: "Come on. I'll buy you
a coffee in the Brock,"
Peter: "All right. I haven't
got the guts to be o non-conformist."
—In the Brock
Larry: "I'm buying. You want
two coffees?"
Peter: "I usually have hot
chocolates for breakfast."
Larry: "Poor imitation for
Peter: "All right. Coffee. I
haven't got the guts to be a nonconformist."
Larry: "I cut myself this
morning when I was shaving."
Peter: "On the chin?"
Larry: "Here's your coffee.
No.,On the knuckle."
Peter: "I think I should have
gone to English."
Larry: "Have you ever been
Peter: "My dad . . . "
Larry: "Junior says 'Mommy,
Where's Billy today?' and mommy says: "Shut up!"
Peter: "I really must leave.
I'm trying to drop down to the
men's John."
Larry: "Must you?"
Peter: "Yes. Like I said, I
haven't got the guts to be a nonconformist."
—In tht Brock
Enter Mik»
Mike: "I just got the boot
from the Lounge. I'm not wanted there."
Larry: "That, basically, is a
Mike: "Johnson, Harms and I
were kicking up a storm with
our trumpets in there. You know
just .sitting there on a sofa and
letting it happen."
Larry: "You were stellar at
the Cellar."
Mike: "So this janitor or some
one comes on real square and
says: 'AH right you three guys
—get up out    of    there    and
.blow.' "
Larry: "A real nowhere of a
Mike: "His face went crimson
■ when he stood up and gave him
a fast chorus of Twelfth Street
Larry: "So it wai a farewell
,to Harms and Johnson?"
Mike: "Basically, yes."
Larry: "I saw this latest Hom-
mingway thing."
Mike: "Ya.   I saw it."
Larry: — "Hollywood also
Miike: "Basically, yes."
Larry: "But I went for that
part when the busty female
sauntered across the scene."
Mike: "Yes, the tidbit. Yes,
that was good."
Larry: "Really big."
Mike: "I'm bringing my pillow on Monday. It's the latest.
Great for history lectures. You
should get with it. I hear you
couldn't be convinced."
Larry: "No. Basically I'm too
hard headed."
Mike: "This is going to be a
really big. Great sport to sit
there cosy watching the others
Larry: "Basically you're a
Mike: "Basically you're right.
Shall we join the ladies?"
(Continued from Page 1)
MUSIC CLUB — Committee
•members and executive meet in
Room 158 of Brock Extension
today at 12.30. This evening in
Music Room 303, Brock, Bach's
Mass in B Minor. Refreshments.
* *       *
today at 12.30 in Arts 103.
* *       *
CARIBBEAN STUDENTS Association Book Pieview and panel discussion on the following
books: "Island in the Sun" and
■'A Brighter Sun" today at noon
in Physics 202.
* k *
— Mr. J. L. Sluidboldt, the distinguished Canadian painter,
will speak to the student body
on "Architecture and Painting"
in the Physics Bpilding Room
201, at 3.30 p.m
* *       *
lecture "Readings and Songs
from Denmark" scheduled for
Friday had to be cancelled. Mine
Manja M'ourier, who was to give
this lecture, had her tour altered
making it impossible for her to
be in Vancouver at this time.
'k -k -k
LECTURE — W.Y.S. is sponsoring a lecture on cosmetics
entitled "Cosmelique Sans Sou-
cis" by Miss Lillian Hiscocks at
12.30 today in Physics 201. All
girls are welcome.
■k *k *k
JAZZ SOC — Is proud to
present tho sinking slar of Seattle's Cocony Club, Ihe fabulous
Pat Suzuki. The concert will be
in the Aud. at noon.
B.C. Wants
The Truth
NFCUS To Sponsor
Photo Contest
Animal, mineral, vegetable — any subject qualifies lor
the NFCUS photo contest.      * '
National Federation of Cana
dian University Students are
sponsoring their annual photo
contest, to which John Labatt
Limited have donated $700 prize
All   university   students   are
eligible and no entry fee is demanded.
The contest is divided into
two sections. Section A will comprise of black and white 8" by
10" enlargements and first prize
will be $100.
Section B calls for 35mm
slides with a prize of $100.
Grand prize for the best photo
in both sections will be $200.
Last year the grand prize of
$300 went to a University of
Toronto student, Ronald Carr,
for his photography of a dejected elderly man slumped in front
of a stand holding flower paintings.
Deadline for the contest this
year is November 30. All entries are to be handed into the
NFCUS committee.
Entry forms may be obtained
from the NFCUS office, room
16S in the Brock extension.
"What the people of this province want is an administration
that tells the truth," Mr. Gowan
Guest, B.C. Conservative Association president, declared Tuesday noon to Conservative meeting in Arts 100.
Mr. Guest started his talk with
a   reading   of   Mark   Anthony's
funeral   speech.     He   suggested
lhat   (his   was   symbolic   of   the
S'ncred    administration    in   this;
province.    Mr.   Cowan   accused \
the Socreds of keeping the facts!
of the Somniers case from  the
"Social Credit leadership in
B.C.'s integration of power development has been woefully
weak," Mr. Guest went on to
say. Thc Lord's Day act was, in
his opinion, "an attempt to legislate morals."
With Socreds going out, and
Liberals facing "loss of confidence." Mr. Guest thought the
Conservatives would win the
next provincial election.
"The people of B.C. won't
have a CCF government," he
When asked whether the UBC
could expect more grants from
a Conservative government, Mr.
Guest readily answered that he
had no knowledge of any increase in grants to this university.
Raven Staff
The first of three "Raven"
issues this year went to press
this week and will be distributed
early in December.
They promise a magazine of
consistently high literary quality. So much first-rate work
was submitted that the editorial
board when It met last week
had to exclude some very promising pieces from the issue. Consequently, they are holding them
and will try to include them in
subsequent Issues.
For U. Of A.
000,000 building program for
University of Alberta here was
announced last week by university president Dr. A. Stewart.
The program was submitted
by provincial government, which
will provide only part of the
necessary funds; the rest will be
raised by students, alumni and
Physical education faciities to
be constructed soon Incude three
gyms, a skating rink and a swimming pool.
Other buildings covered by
the plan include one to house
departments of chemistry, physics and mathematics, and one to
serve as a medical centre for
the health service.
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Thursday,   November   7,   1957
Among thc various comments and criticisms offered
by the AMS Monday night,
there were several directed at
this page, and the fundamental
reasons for this page's existence.
Some of the matters brought
up were: that fewer people
read this page than, say, the
sports page; of the people that
read this page, many of them
don't like it and can't see why
it should be a weekly affair.
At one point, the opinion was
offered that such campus
events as Homecoming were
more important than such as
student or student-faculty debates.
Now, we hesitate to call
these opinions philistinic. They
might instead be called "interesting," in the dim manner in
which a semanticist might call
a rock V roll lyric interesting.
But we think that the most
apt description of them is that
they are the products of deluded minds, and are none the
less so for being widely supported.
As we stated in an editorial
on the first Reviews and Criticisms Page this year, we feel
that there is a need at this
university for arguments and
evaluations delivered objectively. On the evidence of our little
session with the AMS the other
night, we can only assume that
this statement was never heard
from again after we uttered it.
Mind now, this is understandable; university life is so full,
so many people saying .so many
things, thc university student of
today must assimilate so much
in his busy career, that our
small utterance quite probably
slipped by unnoticed. However,
we have repeated it again earlier in this paragraph, so we
may as well go on and explain
In happier times, the idea of
feeling it necessary to assert
that this university, or any
other university, depended for
its survival upon the acquisition of knowledge and the use
of that knowledge, argumenta-
tively, in the search for truth,
would have seemed fatuous.
But now, when universities
are coming to be regarded as
mechanisms for imbuing in the
young of thc race certain social
attitudes and material preferences, this assertion would
seem not only necessary, but
tardy as well.
Having reiterated the purpose of this page, we would
like to hazard a few guesses for
its apparent lack of a wide
audience. But before we do,
we would like to place another
ignored truism in print, in the
hope that it may reach someone;
the truism being that popular
support of anything is no accurate evaluation of its instrin-
sic worth. Various civilizations,
for instance, have treasured
concepts that lead to their
eventual destruction, while
others have been destroyed because those who held the means
of their salvation lacked popular support.
At any rate, the attitude receiving popular support these
days, and certainly on this
campus, is a general shrugging
off as "psuedo-intellectual"
anyone of a questioning or interpretative nature. Everyone
is climbing on the anti-intellectual bandwagon. In fact# it
would seem that there are no
intellectuals anymore, only
psuedo ones. Carrying this
statement to a logical conclusion, we can only believe that
there never were any intellectuals.
Those who write for this
page, however, and those who
read and enjoy reading it, apparently believe that universities are the place for intellec-
ualism. And they also believe
that this search for truth,
which we might define as reality uncluttered by desire or
prejudice, might quite possibly
disappear entirely if it were
to disappear from the university scene. If such is their belief, we agree with them. This
no-nonsense view of reality so
rarely occurs anywhere else.
We spoke earlier of deluded
minds. -We believe that a deluded mind is one which mistakes the variety of parties,
soirees, charity drives, basketball games, dances, and mob-
warfare for the true life of a
We also remarked earlier
that it was a pretty sad state
of affairs when the purpose
of a university must appear in
print for tho edification of the
students of this university. But
sad state or no, this page is one
of the mere handfull of places
on this campus where the few,
faltering intellectual steps
taken by the students of this
university receive as much publicity as a basketball game.
We don't claim that the writers of this page are intellectual messiahs, but their opinions are at least based on something a little more sound than
the phrase "everybody does it,"
or worse, "our society does it."
For those of you who would
dispense with this page, there
is only one thing to do: make it
unnecessary for it to exist try
assuring that intellectualism
will persist among the student
body without the help of public relations.
I took a short cut through the Chemistry Building,
a bastille reeking of the dangerous spirits and spectres of
unsuccessful experiments. I stepped outside, under the
lace of jets feeling the tender blue sky. I trod the soft
blue turf, whipped by the blue sea wind. Lo! A massive,
clumsy, blank, cold, montonous, and precarious lump of
-concrete! "Three forms," plus base; "Four forms" in all.
I recalled the remark of a
friena of mine that a child
with a chisel in one hand and
twenty-four hours in the other
could do as well. Disregarding this, I stepped back, furrowed with worry. What was I
missing? Whit was it that so
completely escaped me? Was
this chunky edifice a manifestation of my imperception, was
It the fountain of some obscure
new symbolism, was it a prophet of some blase new creed?
I circled It slowly, crouching and crawling, leaping
up, darting forward and leaning backwards, looking at it
out of the sides of my eyes,
dashing up to it with magnified zeal, straining, .hoping,
concentrating, and empassion-
ed. But try how I might to
fabricate a lover, the most I
got was the response of a cadaver. To the charge of employing cliches, I plead provocation: "it leaves me cold."
In a sad, frustrated mood, I
wandered down the path, only
to be met by a wailing green
mother holding a pouting brat;
"Mother and Child," by George
A. Morris. My first impression in September had been
one of disappointment, a feeling of slight shock rather than
agreement. Looking at it
again, there seems to be a sort
of noble piety, but the earthly
piety of the anxious mother.
She is quite a masculine figure, emancipated and suffering from thoughts of opportunity cost. On the other hand
the stylization suggests an old
sphinx-like character, perhaps
referring to the riddle phenomena of females that has perplexed men since Adam, —
"Astonied stood and blank,"
encountered Eve. From a distance, we get the feeling of
more careworn anguish than
tenderness, and it was undoubtedly meant. It is well contrasted with the peaceful expression of the face of the child.
Yet one feels the child is no
cherub. It is a beautiful, real,
figure. Still, from a greater
distatfee, mother looks more
like a baby-snatcher. And from
the side, w6 feel she needs rubbing liniment for her neck.
From the back, one wishes a
curtain or something could
have been arranged.
I might mention, by way of
digression, the little work
"U-30", over towards the Physics Building. This work sports
vivid colors, and neatly suggests the variegated facets of
utilitarianism. It symbolizes a
choice, a compromise. It's
balanced, symmetrical. Its
form, which seems to have
been influenced by totem pole
carving, has a personality, and
a steady, if not extremely intelligent, countenance. This is
the type of art that really holds
LA. Jazz All-Stars in Review
In his opening remarks at the concert given last Friday
noon  by the Los  Angeles Jazz Stars,  Wally  Lightbody
spoke of the group as being greatly  influenced by  the
music of the early bop era.
The first, second, and fifth
compositions corroborated these
remarks with a  classical  uni-
vocal entry played by alto saxophone and trumpet. The first
solos   following    the   "break"
were taken by alto saxophonist,
Arnette  Coleman.   These   consisted,    for    the    listener,    of
strings   of  overextended   lines
utilizing every register of the
instrument  in   a   noisily   pyro-
technical   manner.     Moreover,
individual    notes    within    the
lines  lacked  definition  to  thc
extent  that  their  contribution
to the line was quite lost. (This
is   not   the   case,   incidentally,
in playing of the supposed progenitors of this group.)
Don  Cherry,  the  trumpeter,
as the second soloist, also had
difficulty     in     .stating     single
notes clearly,  but  I  think   for
different   reasons   than   A.   C.
Alto    saxophonists    can    play
rapidly   a   sequence   of   notes
that    are    well    defined    vvith
more  ease   than   a   trumpeter.
Since D.C. constructs the larger
part of his solos out of clusters
of   notes   played   quickly   and
delicately,   the   clarity   of   individual    notes    within    these
clusters    is    bound    to   suffer.
Aside from this, I found  D.C'.'y
This is known, in journalese,
as a "filler." Its use usually
implies that the editor of the
page can't count words. We
may as well put it to some use
liv   a.ikin;;   il   anyone   saw    the
solos, if not always too well
constructed, original and attractive.
The final soloist was the
pianist. As I am incapable of
attending to jazz played on the
piano I can say nothing about
this part of the concert. (Similar remarks apply to bass and
drums.) The usual reiteration
of the introduction was employed to close these compositions,
and surprisingly enough, even
with this unity crutch the Jazz
Stars were lost at the end of
the  fifth   number,  "Invisible."
"Embraceable You" was
tediously pretentious. A.C.'s
playing here might be characterized as a syntheses of Illinois
Jacquet  and  Freddy Gardner.
I thought "The Ambassador
from Greenland" and "Blackbird" were the most rewarding
offerings of the Stars. At the
slower tempo D.C. played mute
trumpet solos with assurance
and precision that were lacking in theothcr compositions.
A.C.'s solos were short here,
fortunately, and his only other
contribution wa.s an attempt at
weak polyphony at the end of
Pete Seegar concert downtown
last Tuesday night. If so,
would they like to supply a
review'.' Thank you and good
a I'tcrnuon.
iirvirus Hi CRITICISM
"Blasted Pine" A Book of Calumny
"With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The true north strong and free."
(Old song)
This sort of thing was very moving in grade six but
nobody believes it wholeheartedly any more. It soon turns
out that John A. drank and Mackenzie King talked with
the spirit world. More recently the people affirmed that
kindly, courtly Louis St. Laurent had been a dictator and
that Americans owned our land.
With true patriot love in
such a weakened condition,
one might think it dangerous
to pick up a new volume, "The
Blasted Pine," described by its
compilers, A. J. M. Smijth and
F. R. Scotyt, as "an anthology
of satire, invective and disrespectful verse, chiefly by
Canadian writers."
"The Blasted Pine,, is certainly strong stuff. The most
generally accepted dogmas
come under the strongest fire,
with clericalism and capitalism
heading the list of targets.
The anger of the settler poets
was directed against their environment. The compilers call
i t "good bad verse," which invites the unimpressed critic
to call it "bad good bad verse,"
but I was impressed. These
poems were a crudely expressive as a swear word or slap
at a mosquito. *
F. R. Scott's is the finest of
the modern verse, a perfect
blend of message and esthetic
appeal. His "W.L.M.K." is terribly true, and in "Lest We
Forget" and "Brebeuf and his
Brethren" he writes attractively without blunting his sharp
sense of injustice.
Raymond Souster, though not
'the equal of poets like Earle
Birney in lyrical and technical
skill, has terrific drive and daring. In a wartime poem based
on one by Stephen Spender,
he says.
"O young men.  O young
It is too late now to leave
those houses
Your fathers built for your
weekend   drinking
Your sexual horseplay . . ."
But   strangely   enough    the
book doesn't deepen one's disillusionment about Canada, but
rather   strengthens   one's   appreciation of it. For the root of
a country's strength is in her
The Christians draw power
from the barbs of the unbelievers; capitaismi gets its driving energy from the envy of
the not-so-rioh for the rich.
Whether the disruptive force
of French Canadian nationalism can be justified on this
basis is a little doubtful, but
it has had one good effect: the
poems of A. M. Klein. His
"Political Meeting" (for Ca-
millien Houde, former mayor
of. Montreal) is a powerful,
frightening poem.
On the whole, "The Blasted
Pine"   serves  as  an   excellent
counter - example    for    Irving
Layton's  stanza   in   his   poem,
"From Colony to Nation."
"A   dull   people,   without
charm   or   ideas,   settling
into the clean empty look
of   a  Mountie  or  a  dairy
farmer as unto a legacy."
The current display in the Fine
Arts Gallery in the basement of
the Library will continue until
November 16.
The show is comprised of
Paintings from the Mazzon
School, and some Medical Drawings by Nan Cheney.
It will be followed on the
nineteenth by an exhibition of
California Painters and a dis-
olay of those projects of thc
School of Architecture which
i a v e received Pilkington
Awards. These will be joined
m the twenty-sixth by the An-
nial Western Books Exhibition.
film, society presents
carl dreyer's
passion de jeanne d'arc
''an artistically different interpretation''
tuesdav :VM, (i:(M), 8:15
"Brief Encounter"
a  brilliant  discourse  on  adultery
Tues. Noon CHAPLIN'S
Players Club Plays Begin Next Week
We are informed that the fall program of plays
offered this year by the Player's Club will be an outstanding theatrical success. Of course ,we were so informed by the executive of the Player's Club, but such
claims were made by the same people for their offering
of "Twelfth Night" last spring, and that effort warrented
nothing but praise.
Joan Burns Today
"The Passion of Joan of Arc"
will be shown once only at noon
today in the auditorium.
The film is the 1928 Dreyer
interpretation of Joan, and is, of
course, silent. The showing will
be accompanied by music.
Joan is played by the French
actress Falconetti, who is thus
described by the much respected film authority Roger Man-
veil: ". . . one becomes completely oblivious of her as an actress. This IS Joan of Arc . . .
her face sunk and wasting, her
body  near  collapse,  her  short
. The program will consist of
an evening of three short plays,'
and will run for three nights:
next Thursday, Friday and
Saturday. The plays will be a
cut-down version of Strind-
berg's "The Link," directed by
Peter Brockington; a cut-down
version of Synge's "Deidre of
the Sorrows," directed by Peter Mannering, and "The
Torchbearers," directed by Doris Chilcott.
M!r. Brockington is an actor
of extreme subtlety, as his contribution to "The Cherry Orchard" at the Freddy Wood
last year demonstrated; his directorial   talents   were   nicely
demonstrated last year by his hair matted with sweat and even
preparation of a Checkov mon- tually shaved from her head be
ologue for noon-hour consump- fore our eyes, her cheeks streak-
tion.   "The   Link"   is   in   safe ed with the tear-drops of real
hands. suffering ..."
Mr. Mannering is among the of the film    itself,    Manvell
finest of the professional actor- says in pa,rt: "The film proceeds
directors   left   in   Vancouver, with   unrelieved   intensity,   and
"The Torchbearers", a satiri- is a great strain as well as a
cal farce, provides the change great experience to watch, for
of pace in this program. Miss the most part the stylization of
Chilcott, most recently on view treatment and the theatrical aus-
at UBC in the successful rend- terity of the settings suit the
ering of an Ibsen monologue film exactly. The acting itself
last year, directed one of the is an interesting mixture of sty-
fall plays last year. lization   and    naturalism,    the
Curtain time is 8.30 in the compelling  power of  this  film
Auditorium. Tickets will be on remains   unaltered   by   age   or
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