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No. 12
Limited   Enrolment    Daydream
Barbed Questions
Hurled At Williston
Honorable Ray Williston, provincial minister of lands am\
forests, explained the government's policy on the Wenner-Gren
development, and answered a series of barbed questions before
an audience of 450 students yesterday.
The audience stirred restlessly as Williston entered the
auditorium yesterday 15 minutes late. A low hesitant chant oi
"We want Sommers, we want Summers" flickered and died.
Williston apologized for his tardiness, explaining that he had
been delayed landing at the airport, and in view of recent
events, had not driven too swiftly to the city.
He launched his talk  with an '
explanation of the Wenncr-Gren   ;erve of hydro-electric anywhere
development in the Rocky Moun-. in ,hc wor,d-"
tain Trench. The    government    has    since
Questions later fired at the "greed to allow Wenner-Gren to
cabinet minister expressed dis- proceed with the preliminary
like of two aspects of the de- survey of a clam on the Peace
velcpment. the influx of foreign River which would form a lake
money and the secretiveness of 260 miles long,
the  negotiations   between  Wen
ner-Gren and the government.
Williston dealt straightly and
skilfully vvith the questions.
The first he had heard of the
Wenner-Gren idea, he said, was
in November of 1956, when the
Questions   followed   and   are
here condensed:
Q—Why did you use a government car for this visit?
A—Because I have come here
first meeting between the Wen- to discuss government policy
ner-Gren group and the govern- with you as voters and citizens
ment took place. of the province.
"HEAD BUZZING" Q—Will Canadians be allowed
"When I came out of that lo take part in any industrial
meeting my head was buzzing," , enterprise Wenner-Gren underlie said.  Wenner-Gren  had  pro- takes?
posed a survey of the huge re- .  A—We   have   stipulated   that
gion to investigate mineral, tim- any    such    organization     must
ber and hydro-electric resources, have at least two Canadian  di-
President Releases
Blunt Annual  Report
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie bluntly announced in his annual
report issued Wednesday that UBC cannot continue in il.-,
present state if it is to be a university worthy of this province.
The  president  says  that  the  university,  if  it   is  to  serve
present students adequately and to expand with rising enrolments, must be given greater financial backing.
1    "The   only   alternative,"    he **■-■■
He offered $500,000 assurety
that the survey would be completed inside two years.
A memorandum paving the
way for an agreement was signed but Mr. Williston confided to
the audience that, "I was still
scratching my head and wondering if he could pull it off."
This summer the companies
carrying out the surveys at a
cn.-U of So or SO million for Wenner-Gren accomplished so much
that, accordion lo Mr. Williston.
the survey will be completed
well before the deadline of next
It wa.s discovered that, whereas the government had been told
the Peace River had less than
a million potential horsepower.
it actually had 4,000,000. This he
said wa.s the equivalent of two
Kitimats, four Grand Coulees,
and was  "the biggest single  re-
Actors Chosen For
English Dept. Play
Ibsen's most famous character,
Pot r Gynt, will be played next
January by student actor Richard Irwin.
This is thc title role in the production of this play by the English  department.
The first rehearsal will be
held this evening at t>:45 in Hut
M22. and Ihe cast and all others
who tried out. are required to
Producer. Dorothy Somerset
has described the production as
u "gigantic undertaking and
rather  terrif.v ing."
Other principal roles are being plavod by Kathleen Roberts.
i\| ;i r i u n Poggeiniller, Janice
Boarslo. .lud.v Shepherd. Caroline Be II. Waller Shynkaryk.
Martin Bartlett. Shenn McCnn-
uell, Steve Wal-on. Ken Kramer.
John Madill An bur Marquet,
John  Russell  aiul   Robin  McC'oll.
There will be an important meeting for all Pubsters
in the pub office at noon
Party    will   be   discussed.
rectors on its board; and Canadians will be given full opportunity to share in the capital
Q—Who will benefit from the
operations of such  a  company?
A—Such a company would
have to operate within the regulations laid down by the provin-
' ciiil government. However, I
will be perfectly honest with
you: the money is invested so
as to get ii return on the investment.
Q— Couldn't British Columbia
people be counted on to provide
the money?
A—-The amount involved i.s
$400 to $600 million. Wed be
thankful for any help anyone
wanls to offer.
Q—Shouldn't everyone be allowed  to  benefit   from   the  sur- :
veys Wenner-Gren is making'.'
A—After the surveys have
been made they become open lo
the government and to the public.
Q—Will you give us a guarantee that all major agreements
will be made public before they
are signed'.'
A—-I'm not the fellow that
can give you that because I'm
not  the fellow that signs them.
Q -Will the development of
forest and mineral resources be
open to competitive bidding
after the surveys have been completed'.'    '
A—-In the mineral field. Wenner-Gren is operating like anv
other prospector, vvith no special privileges. As far its limber
goes, Wenner-Gren and any
other company may submit its
plans to the government for our
UBC Conservatives
Choose Delegates
The I'BC Progressive Conservative Club will be well reprc
sentefl id the annual meeting of
the Progressive Conservative
Association of British Columbia
lo be held at Harrison Hot
Springs Hotel on the weekend I
of  October   IH P)
Six delegates li'nni UBC have
been iiomiiiiiled lo attend and
another ten delegates ill large
are expected to I ravel to I Inl ri
Mill   for   Ihe   ev enl .
President Norman  MacKenzie
The slowly deteriorating noodnik, Sputnik I, and its
relation to science and politics will be the topic of the first
Arts and Science Undergraduate Society panel discussion
Discussion  will be held today at  12:30  in Arts  100.
Speakers will be Dr. McDowell, head of the-Chemistry
Department, Dr, Jacobs of the Physics Department, and
Dr. Bryner of the Slavonics Department.
Dr. McDowell will discuss the satellite from a pure
science point ol view and will comment on the possibilities
for development  in this field.
Dr. Jacobs, who was the secretary of the International
Union of Geodesy and Geophysics, will view the subject
from an educator scientist's stand.
The hist speaker, Dr. Bryner will discuss the effects of
the satellite on international relations and geopolitics.
After the speakers, have concluded, the chairman will
take questions from the floor.
Aggie Champ Blood Donors
To Dunk Engineers Today
stated, "is a curtailment of our
But Dr. MacKenzie wants no
curtailment on enrollees at UBC.
The suggestion of such a scheme
he  labels  "a  daydream."
"The time has passed when
we could organize our educational system for the few," he
He continues that University
entrance regulations should not
be altered, "but I do insist that
we have a duty to provide facilities for those who meet the
existing standards."
"And in the next ten years we
may expect twice as many to
meet those requirements as do
So much money is needed, Dr.
MacKenzie writes, that it cannot
all come from one source. "Governments, municipal, provincial
and federal: business and industry  and  the    public
Tween Closses
Grand Prix Film at
Sports Car Meeting
today at noon in Engineering
201. Film of Belgian Grand
Prix plus elections. Memberships
available. Admission 25c, members free.
* *       *
U.C.C. General Meeting noon
in Double Committee Room.
Election of Treasurer and Vice-
President plus budget discussion
make it vital for all clubs to
* *       *
U.C.C.   requests  all   clubs   to
generally   bring membership totals to the
will all have to contribute gen-  meeting  today,
erously    if    universities are io *       *       *
meet the demands that the age A.S.U.S. sponsors a Panel Dis-
of automation and nuclear en-'cu8sion: -Sputnik. Science and
orgy is making on them." 'Politics'1 today at noon in  Arts
He made this statement after   100     Featured speakers will be
a renunciation of any suggestion ; Dr. McDowell, Chem.; Dr. Jacobs
Physics; and Dr. Bryner, Slavonics.
Agriculture Undergraduate
Society went over the top hist
week with a blood total of 2()4
per cent.
The Aggies accepted the challenge of the Forestry Undergraduate Society. The challenge
wiis also accepted by the Pharmacy Undergraduate Society
and  the  Engineering Society.
The Aggies total won out over
Pharmacy's I7(l'm Forestry's
17a'' . and  Engineering's  T.V"..
This   afternoon   at    12.30   the'
Aggies and Pharmacists will
dunk Forestry president Pete
Peterson in the lily pond in
front of the library.
It is rumored that the three
winning faculties will then turn
on Engineering President Russ
Fraser who will have a chance
to swim from the deep depths of
the  legendary  lily pond.
Total number of pints collected in this year's drive is l,(ia4.
The quota set was 2,000 pints.
I that   the   measures   taken   after
I the war be again implemented.
I     "The temporary measures we
took to teach the vast influx of
veterans     will     not     serve   us
again," he said.
Such measures "were temporary expedients which cannot be
He charged I hat if lecturers,
buildings, laboratories and residences are not provided for the
University, the expansion of
Canada in general and of British
Columbia in particular will
lie further charged that if aid
in the form of trained manpower to develop backward
areas is not forthcoming we may
tind that we have lost valuable
friends to Russia.
Two other "vital needs" were
expounded in the report. One
is the competition for staff. At
present there is a desperate
shortage of staff and with other
Universities expanding at similar rates, competition runs high.
This is further aggravated, according to the President, by the
demands of government and industry.
The second problem is the
need for a national system of
scholarships, bursaries and
* *       *
PHRATERES   —  Write  your
Pledge Test today in H-L 2, 3 at
* *       *
"PEER GYNT first rehearsal
for entire cast. Hut M22, (>.4f>
this evening.
* *       *
PRE-DENT elections will be
held in Physics 202 at   12 BO.
* *        *
meets in Arts 201 today at noon.
* *       *
DANCE CLUB general meeting in Physics 206, today at
noon. Senior instruction session
tonight, 7.30 to P.30. in Dance
Club Room, Brock Extension.
-k -k *
AQUA-SOC first lecture on
skin diving theory noon today,
Arts 206.
* *       *
PSYCHOLOGY CLUB presents a lecture on extra sensory
perception. Speaker is Professor
Remnant of the Department of
Philosophy. Everyone welcome.
H-M2, Psychology Building,
12.30 Friday.
(Continued  on Page  3)
MacKenzie Would Give
Maximum Opportunity For Education
President MacKenzie said the university entrance require- selective university entrance
Wednesday that mil onlv had menls arc too low, and that if requirements he said, "I do not
he not heard news analyst Rny Canada is going In enter m!o believe that il (a university ed-
.lacqucs broadcast taking ex- Ihe West's technological race ueation) is suited to everyone
ci'plion to his educational phil- with the USSR. Canadian uni- some people, by reason of
o.-ophies. he had not hoard of versilies arc going to have to (heir temperament, their gifts,
.Jacques. be far more selective Hum they are better suited to other work,
lie was however, nmi'e than are now However, 1 am vigorously op-
walling to si.ill' hi:- educational Dr. MacKcn/ic first explain- posed lo denying to young peo-
philo.-ophy. ed Ihe need for university ex- pie Ihe same kind of opportunely basic philosophy of ed pansion in terms of figures. iliesas we the older generation
ueation." he said, "is that we Onlv 4.It per cent of the Cnna- enjoyed. That is -- an oppor-
shtmld provide opportunities dinn population have the bene- (unity to enter a university if
for overv individual to the fits of higher educatinn at pres- thev have the academic qual-
maximum of his capacities." ent. while in Russia Ihe figure ificalions and lo tarry on in
Mi'. Jacques, on hi.s program i.s 1!) per cent and in the U.S. the university just a.s long as
"The World Tonight." said that 1 o per cent. Our immediate thev have the qualifications for
the nun of Canadian uuiver- problem, he said is lo provide the work required, and arc
sities should be education for lacilities for thai 4!) per cent capable of fining it."
Ihe ti-w, ..ml not tne ui;mv. a- of an expanding Canadian In conclusion. Dr. MacKeu-
Pr MncKen/ie advocate.- Mr. populalion. /ie said. "We must consider the
.lacque.-.    went    on    lo   s.ty    tha' Concerning    Ihe    problem   ot number    of    young     men     mid
women in the country who
have Ihe capacity for higher
education, who arc not in it
for financial or other reasons.
Our major educational problem is persuading our young
people thai is is sufficiently
important to do the hard and
concentrated work necessary lo
meet  the  requirements."
"In contemporary society it
is reliitiv t'lv loo easy to salisfv
our demands and lead a comfortable life without too much
intellectual effort. This i.s Ihe
fault of our society and not
of any particular group or organization within it. This is
the weak and dangerous aspect
of our society, as compared
wiih Ihe Sov iel Union and
other    Communist    countries." Page 2
Thursday, October 17, 1957
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the Student Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society, University of British Columbia.
Editorial opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial staff of the Ubyssey, and not
necessarily those of the Alma Mater Society or the University. Letters to the Editor should not
lie more than 150 words. The Ubyssey reserves the right to cut letters, and cannot guarantee
publications of al) letters received.
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Sputnik Calls For Re-appraisal
'■   Education Is Not The Only Factor;
\   What About Our Defence Strategies?
"the Wotld Tonite'
Dr. MacKenzie's pointed annual report
has urged the need for more funds in order
that universities meet the demands of this
nuclear energy age.
In doing so, the president raised again
the question of entrance examinations, curtailed enrolment, and an intellectual elite
versus an overcrowded university with multitudes of survey-course graduates.
Mr. Jacque's criticism of this report,
reprinted in full on th.s page, goes one step
further; he points out that the world race
i.s not only one of armaments, but one of
According to Mr. Jacques, the fact that
the Moscow Reporter counts 74,000 technical engineering graduates in Russia as
against approximately 26,000 in the United
States during a comparable period, is due
solely to the inadequate university standards and lack of selective methods in the
Further he suggests that the production
of the satellite is a direct reflection of Russia's superior system of education.
The Western countries have been somewhat dumbfounded at the appearance of the
satellite a full three months before that of
the U.S. version.
In an attempt to explain Soviet superiority, the West has again blamed the de-
l'iciences of the Western educational system.
There are defects, it is quite true, in the
Western system. But while the Soviet system
lias apparent advantages it also has defects.
While the West could probably do well
to achieve some of the efficiency and effectiveness  of  thc Soviet  system,   we  should
be loathe to adopt that system which at
present promises only "satellites."
But is the West's greatest drawback to
military superiority its shortages qf engineers or does part of the fault lie with defence
planning in the West.
Among the notable "flops" in Canada
are the $20 million Velvet Gloye and the
recently junked CF-105. These propects
used up the energies and talents of unnum-
erable engineers and scientists, for many
years. The U.S. has been blessed with many
similar flops.
This waste of technologically trained
personnel is further,aggravated by the constant Inter-Service factions in the Canadian
and U.S. armed forces. Each of the forces
wants to go its own sweet way, independently developing its own weapons.
Add to this the virtually unco-ordinated
efforts of dozens of manufacturers each trying to produce a saleable weapon. Does this
represent a duplication and diversification
of effort that does not hamper Soviet progress?
Another element to consider is that of
absolute planning and a sense of calculated
urgency in the Soviet as against the hopeful
hit and miss methods in the West. Within
Western governments virtually every politician works out his own ideas on "the only
way to win the next war." This practice,
though an outgrowth of democracy, is hardly inducive to a fully integrated and well-
planned defence and research program.
Perhaps before the West's Mr. Jacques
leaps on the educational system, they should
look more closely at our governments and
their share in the West's inferiority.
Letters to the Editor
Blood Drive Problems
K.lilor. rPm Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
In  the past week  I have had'
Hie   (i|)|i(ir!imi'y     of     chciring
u-h'it  I bebeve to be one oi' the
imi,:|   worthwhile  activities  on
llns (M,-pus, the  Blood Drive.
The co-operation received,
on tin- whole, was very grati-
lyim; except for one phase of
!s<   drive, outside publicity.
Tins s' rmed lo be doomed lo
Imbue because there was no
v, ay I bat il could be carried on
w ibmiu dealing with Buildings
and (Jroimds. It appeared that
ilm accepted practice i.s to obtain I heir permission if you
v ia" to place any literature
about ihe campus. Their permission was obtained but it did
im "ood Posters explaining
when and where tlie drive was
io im held were put up one
nrnhl and over one half of them
were removed by the next
II seems that tiie fact that
li'Tioi.' son is granted by B and
1 I i -• mil sufficient hut il must
ai -o ot obtained from the jani-
i' un v. hi i apparent ly have part
oo ic lalnp  in  1 he  buildings.
I do not wish to complain
mil In r. bill feel 11 lit t I may be
a'ole lo oiler a solut ion to this
m oi )|i m oi i■ ic• k of understand-
i: i.: liia! const aid ly occurs be-
i mm, jaiulors and publicity
■. i i i i i i i ;
b    I mi Ul uem     and     grounds
v o: i ■  to   have  a   in imengraphed
li  I   ol   w here   posters  may  and
.a,    um    be    placed    and    also
. do, m :|   a   stamp   w ilb   a   large
I',    oul   {',   on    il    that   could   be
i ;   i ■   I    ui    all    literature    that
1   '   he   pnsled.   I   Ibink   thai
| ■■   " ' li j    pa rt ia I ly    el im male
|      mm   ol   w';\   and   what
' a , !, i    i „    ,i! low ed   to   remain
no    a        w mi I   should   he   ripped
am ith   btile   re-nrd   lo  the
i o'    i    i'    I,,.-    1,,    pri miol mg i.
Sludents could stamp the
posters themselves and this
would take little of the time
of the B and G staff. The Staff
would only have to be sure
that each student received a
list of the do's and dont's of
plating up posters.
If this suggestion is of no
use I am sorry, but I am also
sorry for those connected with
the too-efficient staff at buildings and grounds, you are being subjected to much censure
and ridicule for a situation
that probably could be solved
vvith little effort.
Commerce 4.
Windy Views
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
I would like to take this opportunity to comment on Mr.
Lion Sharzer's windy views on
stimulation of thoughts, and
hearing of bells.
When his "young eager
minds" are jolted by the bell,
supposedly from the noble pursuit of opinion testing and theory tearing (the bell renders
their minds "open and innocent), and when these "future
Russells and Mills" scurry in a
blank-faced daze to a lecture
(a 'meaningless' meeting), then
instead of a student revolution
for different teaching methods,
(or a "Do-oo sit on the grass
sign) what is needed is a cup of
black coffee, or a  bronio.
Instead of being put to sleep
by lecturers, Brock thinkers
should use ear plugs, thereby
avoiding all  thc  trouble.
They might even gravitate
back to the Georgia, and resume those stimulating ideas
and discussions in conscious
II    .1    BARKER,
Arts 2.
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
We view with consternation
the proposed increase in AMS
fees. Can you not see what
this diabolical plot will do to
the future campus of thc University of British Columbia?
It will become analogous to
the catacombs of Rome —
students unable to afford both
fees and board will be forced
to live like animals in the dim
corridors of the stacks. Hordes
of starved, naked, half-insane
students will descend upon
their more solvent brethren,
greedily snatching their lunches.
According to Darwin, in
these rigorous circumstances
only the PHYSICALLY fittest
would survive. Not only would
this relieve the overcrowding
problem, but would leave us
only engineers on campus.
With careful nurturing these
could soon be turned out in
numbers to match those of
Lacking the stabilizing influence of the then extinct
Artsmen, the Engineers would
gleefully destroy the earth,
leaving as a memorial only
Russian satellites circling the
For the common good of
man, we make our plea: Don't
raise the fees!
Roy Jacques Disagrees
Enrolment Must Be Curtailed,
Education Is For The Few
A Reprint of CKWX Script, October 10, 1957
Remarks from different
sources in Vancouver today,
dealing with the same thing,
education and higher learning,
are up for discussion tonight.
Miss Mollie Cottingham,
president of the B. C. Teachers
Federation (and I must admit,
with due respect (to all previous federation presidents, Mollie is the "fightingest") today
called for increased salaries as
one means of relieving the
teacher shortage.
That shortage in B C. is now
about two thousand and is expected to increase before it decreases.
Miss Cottingham also remarked that in B.C. (and here
I quote her) "we have always
had reason to be proud of the
high percentage of' qualified
teachers in our ranks," but she
added "our concern in this
time of acute shortage is for
the growing percentage of under qualified teachers now diluting our professional standards."
The other statements on edu
cation and higher learning
came from UBC president Dr.
N. A. M. MacKenzie. He too
is a fighter. Furthermore, you
will pardon the expression, if
there's a buck or a million to
be obtained from somewhere
or other for UBC, Norman MacKenzie will get it.
In his annual report, Dr.
MacKenzie spoke of the urgent need for more funds from
ALL sources. This must come
about, said the good Doctor, if
universities are to meet the demands that the age of automation and nuclear energy are
now placing upon us."
In the midst of all this, and
as many of you doubtless heard
at six this evening, the Moscow
reporter pointed out that Russia has just announced that
over 74 thousand technical engineers were graduated in that
country this year.
In the United States the same
period, about 26 thousand were
I leave that item with you
for serious consideration at
your leisure. In the meantime
let us look at thc remarks of
Miss Cottingham and Dr. MacKenzie.
I have always contended that
teacher's salaries should be increased, but I have also always
contended that teaching standards should be much higher.
And   yet   in   the   matter   of
those  so  called     "underquali-
fied" or if you like "under cer-1
tificated   teachers,"    what    is i
meant by these terms, and perhaps more    important,    what
That members of UBC Contingent Canadian Officers
Training Corps took Un honours it three Canadian Army
Schools this summer? This is
an unprecedented record. The
gentlemen are:
This Contingent is one of
the best in Canada and has
always exceeded its recruiting quota. Applications this
year are very good, but we
wish 1957 lo be an outstanding year.
Can YOU meet the requirements?
Decide now to apply
See the
Resident Staff Officer
in thc Armouries
Phone ALma 3828
about their placement in teaching?
Certainly on the basis of
academic standards an under-
qualified teacher in an urban
area is a square peg in a round
hole, since there are so many
things happening and so many
examples around the teacher
and student in such areas to
better basic general knowledge
in the first place.
But at the same time it must
not be forgotten that in many
remote, and often unattractive
rural areas, there is a crying
need for teachers. And in
many of those areas I venture
to say the need is not so much
for teachers qualified in the
proper academic items, but
rather persons who can impart
knowledge on general subjects
—and do it well.
Then, if those students wish
to continue their education,
they can move on in later years
to universities. I'll have something to say on that point, universities, in a moment. But
for a few moments longer, on
the teacher subject. I would
like to make this suggestion.
That persons who are willing to teach in remote areas,
whether academically qualified or not, if they are found
to be persons truly interested
in teaching, these people should
be paid extra in this light.
It's all fine and dandy to
argue, yes, but if you're going
to teach, you have to be really
interested in teaching no matter what the setbacks.
As I say, this argument is
fine. But it invariably comes
from the teacher who has a
fairly comfortable billet in a
large area such as Vancouver,
and don't ever forget money
is still the biggest factor in all
walks of life in this country
That is the way we've made
it, and it is on that basis that
we have to adjust our thinking
concenning the teaching profession.
At the same time and in
conjunction with demands for
needed higher salaries among
ALL teachers, there is also an
urgent need for higher standards among students.
A much tougher system of
graduating standards is badly
needed as students move from
one grade to another or one
type of school to another, and
this is particularly true when
students move into university.
Dr. MacKenzie calls for
more money for ALL universities, but particularly for UBC.
Up to this point I agree wholeheartedly. But when he says
that it is a "daydream" to suggest that university enrolment
be limited to the very best students, I heartily disagree.
Dr. MacKenzie, also in this
wise, remarks, "the time has
passed when we could organize
our educational system for a
If, by the few he means,
those whose parents can well
afford university fees, again I
agree with him. If, by the
few. he means the very best
students, again I disagree.
Enrolment at UBC now
stands at 88 hundred, and they
are screaming about cramped
quarters, not enough laboratories and so on.
To be quite blunt, I believe
that if Dr. MacKenzie and his
staff were to check thoroughly
into both the previous academic standards and the desire
for higher learning among the
88 hundred, they'd be able to
fire at least 50 per cent of 'em
out of the University in jig
time, and the overcrowding
problem would be promptly
At the same time I think
that since higher learning is
as much a privilege as it is a
right, every student wishing to
enter university should undergo a STIFF entrance examination.
I disagree heartily with Dr.
MacKenzie when he says "the
time has passed when we
could organize our educational
system for the few." This is
precisely the time when the
few who sincerely wish for
higher learning and are willing to work for it, and apply
themselves should be given all
thc breaks.
And if Russia has now graphically illustrated this lesson
for us, Russia has also clearly
shown that the hard working
teacher, as well as thc student
deserves, and in that country
for what it is worth — gets the
It's a puzzlement;
When you're old enough to go to college,
you're old enough to go out with girls. When
you're old enough to go out with girls, who
ne^ds college? Oh well, there's always Coke.
"Cekt" It a rtglittrtd IracU-mork.
COCA-COLA LTD. Thursday, October 17, 1957
(Continued from Page  1)
RADIO SOCIETY meeting at
noon today in the Rad-Soc offices.    Everyone out please!
* *        *
JAZZ-SOC record program
today at noon: Leonard Bernstein's "What is Jazz." In the
club room, Hut B-2.
* *      *
meets Friday noon, Arts 105.
* *      *
GOLF TEAM will meet Friday
noon in the Gym.
* *      *
CAMERA CLUB instruction
class for all novices Friday noon
in Arts 204.
* *      *
Students interested in forming a
UBC Symphony Orchestra come
to Arts 106 at noon Friday for
an organizational meeting,
* *      *
LIBERAL    CLUB    general
meeting at noon Friday in Arts
103, All prospective members
* *      *
JAZZ-SOC repeats its Thursday record program by again
playing Leonard Bernstein'n
"What Is Jazz?" in the club
room, Hut B-2 behind the Brock
at noon Friday.
* *      *
TOTEM—All those who have
signed up for Totem, and all
those who wish to work this
year, please come to the organizational meeting Friday noon in
the new office in'Brock Extension, Room 168, basement.
* * *
VOLLEYBALL TEAM meeting for all interested in playing
volleyball for the University
team in Room 211, Men's Gym,
Friday noon.
iPaga Si
LOST—Instrument set. Make:
Richter, cloth cover: Name,
Arthur Lunge. Report to Dierk
Langc,   Agricultural   Mechanics.
LOST — Sunday evening at
Beta function, three-button blue-
grey tweed overcoat, Arnold &
Quiglcy label, car keys in pocket. Phone Jack Clark, AL.
FOR SALE — Very compact
wire recorder — lectures, field
trips or fun. Battery, car or 110
volts. Like new. Phone Ed, CE.
ROOM AND BOARD plus ride
to and from classes. Three vacancies available. Phone BA. 7624,
ask for John.
Sopron To Re-enact Freedom Mar
WANTED—Ride from around
37th and Cambie for 8:30. Phone
Jack, EL. 6115.
breakfast and packed lunch for
two,  $40.   4204.   W.   12th,   AL.
LOST — Beige cardigan
sweater. Please return to Lost
and Found.
The flag 'of pre-communist
Hungary will be seen on campus next Wednesday when Sopron students hold a rally to
commemmorate the abortive
Hungarian uprising of last
Miklos Gratzer, Sopron students president, explained the
significance of the rally:
"On October 23 last year, in
the morning, the word was
passed from mouth to mouth
that we demonstrate at noon.
We had no weapons and we
knew the secret police machine
guns would be pointing at us,
but we did not care.
"We gathered together and
marched to the statue of a
freedom fighter of 1848. We
waited for the command to
open fire, but it did not come.
We laid a  wreath  at  the statue without saying a word.
"We expected shooting to
start any time but no one opened fire. We did not care because our lives belonged to the
sacred cause of our people.
"The next da"y the weapons
were in our hands."
Gratzer explained that next
Wed nesday's     demonstration
will be Identical with the one
held last year in Hungary. The j
same students  will be taking
part, "except for those who are |
now dead," said Gratzer, and j
they will be wearing the old
Sopron  uniform    which    was
banned  when  the  communists
came   into   power   nine   years
The parade, led by Miklos
Gratzer and Sopron vice-president Gyula Juhasz, will meet
in front of the flag on thc Main
It will move down the Main
Mall to University Boulevard
and stop at the Mfcn's Gym. A
wreath will be layed in front
of the memorial window in the
Men's Gym.
The parade will then go
along the East Mall to Memorial Road and back to the flag
on the Main Mall. None of
the Sopron professors will be
taking part in the demonstra-,
tion.    As Gratzer explained: ' y
"Only students toqk part lp. .
the demonstration in Hungary
last year. Our professors, be«
ing anxious for us, but wjth,
affectionate pride, looked aj
our marching ranks through
the gates of the university."   •"
Gratzer makes a plea to ajt
students to enter fully'into th,e
spirit of the parade.
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Thursday, October 17, 1957
Brock Gallery Disappointing
The Brock "art gallery" epitomizes our present quandary about the value of art. The "gallery" itself could
hardly be considered more than a thoroughfare — 1 don't \
dare look at anything on the wall long during the day for
fear of being sprawled out flat by a busy bevy of freshettes — but the more significant aspect is that the array
of paintings seemed to have been painstakingly chosen
for their striking effect; the type of popularity necessary
to shock  one  to stop.
The Readers Riled: Chad
One night, however, when
all was dark, I snuck in and I
turned on the lights for a closer
look. As I suspected, what had
been briefly flattering was
under .closer scrutiny not so
masterly. How was it that
"Painting Full Grown" could
stare confidently at me in this
ambiguous, jumbled mess? An
abstract painting needs a great
deal of tolerance, to be sure,
but after reasonable deliberation, if criticism is warranted,
it is desperately needed. After
all, it may be a hoax. Why did
Tom Hodgson fail to give this
painting a central focus? Why
is there no unifying pattern,
why no strength? It says nothing, for sure. It seems trite,
even dilettante. The dry-brush
yellow near centre fails to
establish attention, and there
is no unity of rythm surrounding it. There is also no spontaneity in the stroke. The whole
motley jumbo looks like something I might do — especially
the half-hearted attempt at
boldness with bright strips of
mauve and white in one corner. The peach area at lower
right and the orange strip at
the centre are isolated. The
colors and forms as a whole are
not related; they are fragmentary, uncertain acts. Why was
the thin wet paint scratched?
It seems to serve no purpose
here. Unless it is uniform, it
is difficult also to accept the
spectacle of intermittent dripping paint. Our generation
want to accept new modes of
expression, but it pleads sincerity and credibility.
The white streak in the
shimmering lake of Jacques de
Tonnancour's "The Island" is
attractive but is too dominating and cuts the painting in
half. The forest and sky arc
frankly dull; the former appears to be sloppy, unrythmic
two-tones, the latter is a weak
color that might well have
been interesting and might
have offset the streaks of the
lake. The reflection effects in
the water is admirable, but
what it is a reflection of is a
E. J. Hughes "Abandoned
Village" is very striking. The
raw, dark, crisp feeling of the
sky, the wind-swept clouds and
the rythmic trees suggest a
loneliness that effectively contrasts with the strange whiteness of the buildings in the
foreground. The drift-wood
logs are interesting, but somehow lack of the real force the
painter seemed to strive for.
perhaps because there is a discrepancy in degree of reality
between these stylized forms
and thc mechanical starkness
of the buildings. The row of
white huts presents interesting
shapes, but it is perhaps overdone. A great attempt wa.s
made at emptiness, decadence,
but the buildings are not sufficiently derelict. One feels they
might be easily turned into
summer c o t t a g e s. and the
waterwhoel, whatever it is doing there, looks very ready to
spring   into  action.
Not nearly so bad as Lauren
Harris's "Northern Image" —
a true disappointment. This is
the sort of spectacle that one
notices out of the corner of
one's eye three paintings away.
Closer inspection convinced me
I could do better myself. What
harsher condemnation could 1
possibly inflict? Well, it is not
impressionism, since you've
got everything from fragments
of realism, to dashes of abstraction. Is it symbolic'.' Mystic"
Metapiiisif" Take your pick.
I'd say its hanging there mostly
to evoke  !ih's and  all's      it  is
a striking design. Even at that.
its not terribly inspired. The
black ridge i.s cyc-calching. but
a little stylish. The aurora
borealis touch is interesting
but badly handled. I do not
go for the explosive \\ lute and
the darkening degrees of blue.
1 hale lo he (old thai the adge
■if the canvas is the edge of the
world,    and     to     penetrate     it
would land you on a thumbtack or a messy palette. The
colors, contrary to first impressions, are not blended, and the
forms are arbitrary. The
orange streaks which melts
into a yellow mass is particularly clumsy. The image-area
of the sea at the base is awful..
Takao Tanage's "Landscape
of an Interior Place" brings
up the problem of "recognizing" and misconstruing abstract forms; I'm ashamed to
say I immediately saw a sick
or dead old man with a moustache on his death-bed. The
white suggested a prison of
death, the red physical and
mental ill-health. I enjoyed
this painting as such, but,
needless to say, I feel insecure
about my interpretation. Have
I boobed? — if so, I have been
cruelly mislead. Surely there
is a face, at least. (There even
seems to be another strange
white face peering over the
other, listening for a breath
of life.) The texture is very
delicate and deliciously marsh-
mallowy. But I feel nebulous
about the painter's intent here.
I more enjoy other of his paintings, some of which tempt the
imagination with a delightful,
distant, oriental atmosphere.
Having come to Vancouver
a few years ago, and having
grown to like the setting very
well, I appreciate Jack Kor-
ner's "Coast Emblem," with its
deep, rich, vibrant colors and
its poignantcy. His blocking
method suggests streets and
parks — the linear separation
of colors is a good vehicle of
expression here. All this is
what I like about the coast, all
right. Why the muddy bogs of
blue and green at centre right?
The painter seems to have lost
interest in certain areas, and
is looks a bit fuzzy around the
edges, as if it were a picture
taken by an old box camera.
Here, however, is subtlety and
sensitiveness lacking in one or
two of the other paintings.
After my critical journey, as
I turned out the lights, the big
black Fist of the North pointed
as accusing finger at inc. 1
thought I dare not go  by  this
The Editor,
The Critic's Page.
Sir: Your strutting pomposity and patronizing tone
with reference to trivialities, and your air of the cultural
martyr trying with weary disgust to shake the dung of
the Philistine herd from hi.s feet have gone beyond all
bounds. With alarm we would ask: "I.s the university large
enough to contain so Marlovian a man?"
(To what trivialities do you refer, Mr. Trifle, and what
dung? Please clarify.—B.H.)
The Editor,
The Critic's Page,
Sir: Re. the great revelation of the Chadaist hoax:
What does one have to do to be "vocal" about something
printed in The Ubyssey? Hire a sound truck?
P.S. It was a good hoax anyway.
(Reader Westwood has a  valid complaint  here.  We
did receive a letter from her excoriating Chad and  the.
Chadaists. It was, unfortunately, out of sight and mind last
press-day, but, with copious apologies and  accolades we
reprint the relevant passages below.—B.H.)
". . . are they simply a bunch of publicity-wise opportunists catering to the tourist trade with another in
an endless series of uninspired gimmicks?
... of course, the fact that the fountain of all this
Coming Events
A reading of contemporary
poetry will be given by Prof.
Earle Birney at 3.30 today in
the Sedgewick Room. Prof.
Birney is the author of, among
other things, "David and Other
Poems," "Down the Long
Table," arid "The Damnation
of Vancouver."
Miss Betty Morgan, mezzo-
soprano, will give a recital on
Friday at noon in the Auditorium, and "Queen Christina"
the 1932 film that is reputably,
one is never quite sure, Greta
Garbo's favorite role, will be
the Vancouver Film Society's
offering Friday night.
The showing of modern Quebec artists will continue in the
Library basement until October 26, as will the show and
sale of the work of sixty-five
Canadian painters at the Art
Gallery downtown.
The autumn season of plays
at the Frederic Wood Theatre
begins next Tuesday at 8.30
with a work shop production
of   "Ever   Since   Paradise,"   by
way tomorrow morning. Max-
be it i.s mystic. Maybe I'll
catch esoteric fever.
"Such MIGHTY Power
Hy emu p.irisnu with die
\ ,u unit1, tulir r ha tt .uiMsfdr is
sin illar, ii-.. -. 1 ■•',', . urrrllt, i.tii
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|inn ma .in im .1 lti.il>!,- insiru-
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elia tit' ,ll ciUlll'tiiant.
in so small
a frame"
The manufacturing of
transistors and their use
in new equipment
is but one of a number
of challenging projects
currently being undertaken
by the Northern Klcctric
The solving of Canada's
communication problems
will give lull scope
to thc enquiring minds
unci inventive genius
of young engineers.
There are interesting careers—and a continual
need for I nicersity (iraduutcs— at the Sot them
I: let trie Company Limited. .1 letter or postcard
to the College Relations Department, llox (>12-f,
Montreal, (Inc., u<ill bring full information
concerning these opportunities.
Korthorti Electric
J. B. Priestly.
Tickets may be obtained
from the Extension Department.
Word has also reached us
that the casting for and choice
ol the Player's Club fall plays
has been fully effected, tentatively. The plays, as it now
stands, will be a cut-down version of Synge's "Deidre of the
Sorrows", directed by Peter
ManneriiiK, and the second act
of "The Torchbearers," directed by Peter Brockington.
And finally, next Wednesday noon will see a concert of
French Music played by Esther
Glazer, violin, and Irene Ro-
5-enberg, piano.
The concert will be presented in Physics 200. —B.H
knowledge is somebody's unpaid light bill doesn't upset the
aesthetic conscience ol Oro Del Mar.
By all mean-, let's have plenty of information about
what men are attempting in the modern world. But please,
let us not label these efforts to "chart tho vast oceans ol
man's destiny" Ihrough the use of what even a machine
rejects: a.s "Ar!." I seriously doubt that tho weed is distinguishable   from   the   Chad.
The Editor,
The Critic's  Bare,
Chadaism was a goo:! idea. The articles were well
written, just, I may .say, overwritten enough to be really
amusing. But tn draw morals from it, and such pompous
ones at that, seeir,.-, equally amusing. You and your fellow
conspirators either know nothing about modern art or
else the art world is filled with any number of these ingenious hoaxes. I enclose-a clipping from a newspaper a
lew weeks old. It describes a painter in London who bicycles all over his canvasses to give them the desired effect.
All in all, chadaism suffered under much the same handicap as "The Loved One" — to satirize the already blatantly-
ridiculous i.s a little too subtle.
If you must draw a moral from the whole thing, why
not equally probable and much more Mattering to your
readers — that Chadaism seemed laughable lo everyone
who read about it — there was no great hue and cry of
amazement over it because we have become very tolerant
towards that from the traditional of the artists, musicians
and poets of today and sympathize with their efforts "to
chart ihe vast oceans" in news ways. To laugh at or
persecute the odd form of expression may have been
expected in 1.110 but today we have become, to a great
degree, immunized.
(We hoped to paint out, Miss Hawthorn, that the
readers of the Chad articles believed them because they
wore to use your l"im, "well-written," and question the
assumption that the manner in which a theory is described
ihould have any bearing upon the intrinsic artistic validity
of the theory. We also wondered why those who thought
Chad absurd did not say so at the time. They need not
have laughed or persecuted: the only criticism of absurdity,
as Miss Westwood showed, i.s to describe it. That no one did
so al the time drew our editorial disgust — it i.s surely
inexcusable both !o have no opinions and to have them
and not trouble to express them wher they are affronted,
cultural inirnuni/a.'.ion or no cultural immunization.—B.H.)
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