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The Ubyssey Feb 19, 1965

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 $2000 for
new mural
West Vancouver artist Paul
Deggun has been awarded a
$2,000 prize for a sculptured
mural decorating the new
Education building.
Competition for the prize
was organized on a cross-
Canada basis and more than
30 models were originally
submitted to the judges.
Honorable mentions went to
Jack Harman, of Burnaby,
and Gray H. Mills, of Toronto.
Prof. Elmore Ozard, chairman of the judging committee,
describes the mural as a non-
objective abstract sculpture.
It consists of three forms in
copper, aluminum and bronze,
each about five feet in height.
The prize was donated by
the B.C. Teacher's Federation.
Copper-and-bronze sculpture decorating new Education building
CUS is a
bad word
VOL.    XLVII, No. 51
CA 4-3916
Hopping mad
keeps Ray
The UBC chairman of the
National Student Means Survey
is hopping mad at UBC students.
Ray Larsen Thursday said he
received only 100 replies out of
1,163 students contacted for the
Means Survey.
The Survey is being held
Canada to determine the financial status of university students.
• •   •
"Every one of those people
received a first class letter telling them they had been selected
as a respondent and only 100
turned up," Larsen said.
The letters request students
to fill out questionnaires in the
CUS office in Brock.
"I can't understand how
people can be so apathetic especially when it looks like
fees are going up again," he
Larsen said other students
cannot be used to replace students who had not shown up,
because random samp li n g
methods allow no substitutions.
• •   •
"We've had about 20 people
working on this and the computing centre is even footing
the bill for the computor time."
"The ones who aren't cooperating are the students, and
it's they who are directly concerned," Larsen said.
Larsen said the CUS office,
where the questionnaires are
filled out, is open from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. today and from 9 a.m.
until noon Saturday.
■T&r;-} '*■■*?$*<**?*
blasts AMS
Former Academic Activities Committee head Mike
Coleman Thursday lashed out at what he termed witch-
hunting by interim chairmen of the committee.
Council appointed  AMS co- x .    --    -      -      —      ,,.-« .
—don hum* photo twice
RAY LARSEN . . . surveys 1,000 names
On wage hikes
Still no comment
Official UBC reaction to
Peterson's hints Wednesday
faculty was another round of
"I can't react. I'm part of
the administration," said Director of Information Services
Ralph Daly, speaking for the
Faculty association head Dr.
John Norris said he had to
meet with his executive before   making   any   statements.
"I'll issue a statement Friday," he said.
Peterson told The Ubyssey
at the Bennett testimonial
dinner in Vancouver Wednesday UBC will get a fair share
B.C. education minister Les
of wage increases for UBC's
"no comment" Thursday.
of the $19.3 million the government has allotted.
"I'm sure the universities,
in their budgets, will make
provisions for increases in
professors' salaries," Peterson
Premier Bennett appeared
in a jovial mood about the
university   grants   situation.
"We've got lots of universities," he quipped to The Ubys-
sey's reporter. "They're cheaper by the dozen."
ordinator Graeme Vance and
Arts president Chas. Pentland
as the interim heads after
Coleman resigned when AMS
council censured his committee.
"The proposal to set up an
investigation committee as •'
Vance and Pentland was an \
excellent one," Coleman said. K
"The motivation behind the ^
proposal, however, has over- J.
tones of witch-hunting. I
"I   would   point  out that   a
full   scale   purge   woud   have  *
disastrous  effects  on   the   acceptability   of   any   academic   -
program    on    this     campus,"
Coleman said.
Coleman   also   attacked   the
closing of the Brock office of  ,
the committee.
"Locking the   office hardly
seems    a    viable   method    of  ?>'
gathering     information    from  i*.
the occupants," he said. f*
And Coleman pointed out by s
AMS Bylaw 22 subsections (2) ;
and (1), (a), student council- ''
lors cannot hold positions as ?,
committee chairmen, since this k
exceeds the number of activity- j
units students may have. 1
"Other than the considera- §
tions I've already outined, and j
a genuine concern over AMS §
tampering with the originality
and creativity of UBC's academic progress, I would suggest that the two individuals
involved are well-chosen, and
will attempt to give an impartial hearing on legitimate problems."
Vance   said   his   actions   in
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Not just
mud but
SFA too
You may think there's
nothing but trees and
snow on the peak of Burnaby mountain.
Well, there is also SFA
up there.
SFA is a maze of mud,
snow, water, concrete
foundations, pipes, sheet
metal and steel girders
threatening to become an
Yesterday I went on a
tour of Simon Fraser Academy with Chancellor Dr.
Gordon Shrum and a
party of 11 others, including Vern Housez, chairman of the three universities alumni annual giving c h a ir m a n, UBC
alumni president David
Brousson and several
alumni and fund-raising
public relations men.
The tour began with a
coffee reception for Dr.
Shrum at 9:15 a.m. in the
W. J. Park room of the
new Dairyland plant on
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&WKH! Page 2
Friday, February 19,  1965
(Continued from Page 1)
closing the AAC office and
investigating the committee's
files were a necessary part of
trying to discover exactly
where the group stands.
Vance said the group was in
debt. He said he would release
a full financial statement Friday.
"We just don't know what
has been going on and nobody
can tell us," Vance said. He
said Coleman has offered all
assistance to the AMS investigators.
Vance has called a meeting
today at noon in the Brock
council chambers for all AAC
members to discuss the situation.
400 yet
Redshirts guide
tourist frosh
The engineers had their hands full Thursday noon taking   high-school   students   and   frosh   on  a   tour   of   their
Owing to a foul up in AMS
bookings the Dance Club's Pin
Exams and the Model Parliament were to occur on the
same date.
But the clash was fixed.
The Model Parliament will
sit on March 18 and 19.
All the mistakes
are original ones
(Continued from Page 1)
"I promised Premier Bennett
I would not make the old mistakes at SFA, so all the mistakes you see up there are new
ones," said Shrum.
Students will register for the
1965-66 SFA term Sept. 7.
SFA's buildings will be concentrated in one area rather
than scattered as UBC's are.
All buildings will be within
easy walking distance of the
main academic mall or core of
the new academy.
Shrum said expansion would
be around the slopes immediately below the core buildings
on the peak of the mountain.
The group first visited the
gymnasium-s w i m m i n g pool
We climbed a ladder to the
roof of the gym where we could
view the whole project.
Workmen have finished the
concrete outline of the gym and
both the diving and swimming
Dr. Shrum said the gymnasium was especially important
for SFA because over one-third
of the students would be registered in Education.
The academic mall, Library
and gymnasium will be completed first.
A   foreman   on  the   project
said these should be completed
around July 1, easily in time
for SFA's official opening Sept.
The construction engineer
equipped us with hard hats and
led the group through the academic quadrangle.
The quadrangle will contain
all the classrooms, the main
cafeteria and the faculty dining
room of SFA.
We waded through six inches
of mud to enter the quadrangle.
The group did not tour the
library or the theatre because
the mud made them almost inaccessible.
The theatre will be the same
size as UBC's new Frederick
Wood Theatre.
Guides led the students to
the mechanical and metallurgical buildings to observe
lathes and models each department of the faculty made
for their annual ball.
The chemical engineering
building was next on the tour.
The tour was a big success,
said one West Vancouver high
school student. "Besides we
get out of school for a day,"
he said.
Most of the students showed
great interest in the exhibits.
"Even though I don't know
what I am going to take at
university, this tour is still
helpful in pointing out engineering," another high school
student said.
Pique has bird
back on screen
Beep beep, that fast little
yellow bird, runs again on
Last month the Ubyssey
brought the Roadrunner to
campus for a sell-out performance.
The Young Bourgeois Authors and Artists Association
will present Return of Roadrunner at noon Wednesday
in the Auditorium.
MU 4-4145
Call for rates ...
Katharine Cook Ltd.
415 • 355 BURRARD
The following persons have been selected to complete questionaires for the means survey, but their
addresses are unknown. Would they please go to
Brock Extension 354 on Friday or Saturday to fill out
questionaires. Information may be obtained from
the C.U.S. Office:
Albin,  Stephen J.
Aim, Edwin C.
Anderson, Margaret E.
Barkman, Doris E.
Butters, Jacqueline
Chamberlain, Donald G.
Dean, Paul W.
Denton, Brian L.
Dill, Lawrence M.
Ferguson, Dale B.
Forsyth, Donna J.
Hutson, Donald A.
Kelly, Suzana M.
Kirby, Harley E.
MacLaren, John P.
McCarvil, Kenneth W.
Maynard, Douglas J.
Moroz, Marcia J.
Richmond, Allan J.
Sauve, Elizabeth G.
Spencer, Frederick C.
Sherry, Brian D.
Thomas, Ross M.
Turner, Barrie A.
Weaver, William W.
Wilson, Linda J.
Wyse, David M.
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Choral Soc concert
Sponsored by UBC Choral
Society, Festival of Song, previously scheduled for February 19 is now set for Friday,
Feb. 26 in the Auditorium.
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Special Notices-
HILARIOUS comedy! — Laurel &
Hardy star in one of their best
films. Noon Friday, Feb. 26, Auditorium.
Fort Camp. The big band sound of
the dynamic Vancouver Accents,
featuring exciting vocalist Gordon
RIDERS wanted for 8:30 classes
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2 MALE students to share large
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45 r.p.m. Recording of
Narrated by
TEL: MU 5-5814
FRIDAY NIGHT FEB. 19, 9-12:30
An Uninhibited Shaker With
Tickets on sale now at AMS and at the door $1.00 each
But Don't Delay! 1200 people attended the last one at Totem Park
A CREDITISTE PRESENTATION Friday, February 19, 1965
It is the women of the world
that keep the teeth of our
children white and strong.
At least when the females
are such valuable specimens
as UBC's wonderful cow, Agnes Riverdene Magic.
Agnes is a sleek-coated fully
matured animal with long
bushy tail and deep brown
One would never believe
that behind this contented exterior there is a dynamo of
physiological activity.
• •    •
Just as a human woman,
Agnes is very sensitive about
her image.
Being married for years to
the same husband may be the
ultimate aim of most married
woman but Agnes has managed to maintain a cow's questionable moral standing while
suffering through the affairs
of many a cruel bull.
But alas she is forced usually to spend her inactive
hours at the pleasures of man.
Every day, Agnes subjects
herself to the frustration of
being put to pasture to roam
a lonely field behind C-lot
only interrupted long enough
to be milked.
• •    •
It is because of her unselfish life that the children of
this area have the opportunity
to grow big and strong. Her
life is an example of the many
such sacrifices performed by
cows almost everywhere.
Not only has she submitted
to this daily ordeal of being
milked but has been kind and
efficient enough to produce
tnore milk than any other cow
in Canada this year.
(See Thursday's Ubyssey).
• •    •
The average output of Agnes is 44 quarts a day, enough
to feed 100 children or 500
UBC students in a day.
Even with all these achievements in her life time, Agnes
has managed to find time to
give birth to five lovely offspring and is happily awaiting the birth of her sixth calf.
The most well known of her
children is of course the bull
called Ubyssey Magic Sovereign, who was named after
the best college newspaper in
Dystrophy gets
$13,000 cheque
UBC fraternities and sororities gave $13,000 to muscular dystrophy research
Friday at the annual Greek
Songfest in the QE Theatre.
The money (the proceeds
from Mardi Gras) was handed over to the Muscular
Dystrophy Foundation by
student co-ordinators o f
Mardi Gras, Catherine
Broderick and Robin Lecky.
Zeta Beta Tau won the How-
ser Cup for overall excellence by a fraternity.
HON. PAUL MARTIN, Canada's external affairs minister, speaks Saturday at
8:15 p.m. in the Freddy
Wood Theatre on Current
Developments in Canadian
Foreign Policy. Talk is sponsored by Vancouver Institute.
Nine new members have
been named to the women's
honorary society, Delta Sigma
New members are:
Thena Ayres, Varsity Christian Fellowship; Judy Bain,
Rehabilitation Medicine president; Kathleen Gormely, Home
Ec undergrad executive; Penny
Jones, treasurer for women's
athletics; Eileen Olexiuk, Education undergrad executive;
Sally Sargent, Librarianship
president; Maureen Schutz,
Totem; Wendy Woodland, Nursing president; Joy Woolley,
Agriculture undergrad executive.
Undergrad elections
Dave tries again
as Forestry head
Third-year Forestry student Dave Parker has been elected
president of the Forestry Undergraduate Society for next
Slide victims
sent UBC blood
Parker started out this year
as president of the society,
but was declared ineligible
because he had failed the previous academic year.
Today Aggies hold their
first slate elections.
. Arts executive nominations
to date are: Al Campbell for
vice-president and Chuck
Campbell for president. Elections are Feb. 24.
Results of Education first
slate elections are president
Neal Wells and secretary Ar-
lene I n k s t e r. Second-slate
nominations close March 9,
and   elections^ are   March   12.
Graduate students have elected George Wooten as their
Pharmacy elected Charles
Willett  president.
Other elections: Engineering first-slate today, second
slate Feb. 26, third-slate
March 5; Home Ec first-slate
Feb. 24, second-slate March
16; Librarianship, Feb 24;
Medicine, the first week in
March; Nursing, Feb. 24; and
Science today.
Tax receipts
Students impatiently awaiting their tuition receipts for
income-tax purposes can get
them now at the cashier in
Tax deduction slips can be
obtained with presentation of
AMS card.
Last Days - Friday and Saturday
4538 WEST 10th AVE.
CA 4-5858 & CA 4-9112
The blood you gave Wednesday is on its way to the miners
injured in Thursday's slide and
mine disaster near Stewart, 135
miles north of Prince Rupert.
UBC has the only large scale
blood clinic open in Vancouver
now, and it is the main source
of blood for the injured persons.
The clinic at UBC is open
from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today, which is the last day of
"the two-week clinic.
Page 3
Reds invade
in peace
The Russians invaded the
campus Thursday afternoon.
Forty black-uniformed Russian sailors and civilian scientists from the 100-man Russian
oceanographic vessel Nevels-
koy based at Vladivostok visited UBC as guests of International House.
At IH they were the main
attraction during a Russian-
speaking day where they mingled with students.
They were impressed by the
variety of buildings: "Almost
one for every change of mood,"
said their interpreter, UBC exchange student Mark Markin,
of Leningrad.
"They were most impressed
by their congenial reception,"
he said.
The ship leaves Saturday but
will   be   back   in   September.
B.C. Hydro & Power Authority
will be on campus
to   interview
3rd Year Engineering Students
Summer Employment
Dates: February 23 & 24
Please arrange  an appointment time   through
the  Student  Placement  Office THE UBYSSEY
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the university
year by the Alma Mater Society, University of B.C. Editorial opinions
expressed are those of the editor and not necessarily those of the AM8
or the University. Editorial office, CA 4-3916. Advertising office, CA 4-3242,
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Student Press. Authorized as second-class mail by Post Office Department,
Ottawa, and for payment of postage in cash.
Winner Canadian University Press trophies for general
excellence and news photography.
Old reliable
A usually reliable source told us late Thursday the
highways department will start construction on an
extension to Sixteenth before the end of 1965.
Highways Minister Phil Gaglardi put the he to. old
reliable when he said no such announcement had come
from his office.
But he did say the matter had been studied and that
there might be more information coming after the highways estimates are down later this month or early
March, or there might not. Well, that's Phil.
If, in fact, construction is started soon it won't be too
soon for UBC's commuters.
UBC traffic czar Sir Ouvry Roberts says that 13,000
cars crush into UBC daily.
He estimates that Marine Drive, Chancellor and
University split the load about evenly with a slight
margin to University.
A new entrance would reduce the pressure on all
three initially and go a long way in preparing for a UBC
with more than 20,000 students.
Students welcome any opportunity to get on campus
faster during the jarring morning rush—even if it means
the RCMP will have another road on which to hide their
radar traps.
Let's hope our usually reliable source is reliable and
that Phil's just fooling.
The come-on
Yesterday we introduced you to a seductive little
redhead. We're happy to report she's already been hard
at work.
As you'll recall, our come-on girl appears on government-issued venereal disease posters, and we used her
in a sneaky way to tell you about the Red Cross blood
Thursday the Red Cross more than doubled its take
to 323 pints from Wednesday's 148.
Red Cross officials said
our little wench probably
had something to do with
Since the need for blood
is now acute — UBC blood
will go to the landslide victims in Northern B.C.—-The
Ubyssey has a deal.
Today The Ubyssey gives
you two seductive wenches
for doubling the blood
drive's total.
In next Tuesday's paper
we'll reproduce one (1) seductive wench for every
fifty (50) pints of blood
given today.
And perhaps our girl can help save a few lives in
the bargain.
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Passing the — uh — buck
Whose food?
The Editor, The Ubyssey:
Today I was the recipient
of a revelation. The head dietician at the Lower Mall where
I reside, informed me that the
food on my tray was not mine.
Therefore I was not free to
do what I wanted with it but
I was obligated to either eat it
or throw it away.
This information was given
to me as a result of the fact
that I, on occasion, have
shared my meal with my fiance. Seeing as we will be
married in the spring I cannot afford to buy her meals
and she is forced to exist On
the meagre salary she earns
here at the university.
Seeing as your paper is a
fountain of information could
you provide me with the following information:
(a) Since I do not own my
food could you tell me
how I may contact the
philanthropic individual
whose meagre fare I've
been defiling my digestive system with.
(b) How may I get a refund
from the housing administration for food because I am being given
none. The food on my
tray is not mine therefore I shouldn't have to
pay for it.
Until I get a refund or a
bloody good explanation I in
tend to do whatever I please
with the food I believe I have
paid for. I believe that it is
time food services realized
that we live in a capitalist
economy in that you pay for
what you receive and receive
what you pay for.
A. C. Doulis.
ED NOTE: Answers to (a)
God and <b) pray. If these are
answers of inferior quality try
God's immediate superior —
food services.
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A dirty chore
Editor: The Ubyssey:
Will Joe Student repeat his
typically apathetic reaction to
situation which concerns him
most vitally? Will he once
again assert his position as an
indless blob?
The subject of a recent Ubyssey editorial was "the pressure to publish." This may be
considered to be "that system
which demands that professors publish to gain professional, academic, and financial
This condition is not limited to the faculty of Arts. In
the faculty of science one
does not have to look far to
find a professor who regards
undergraduate teaching as a
dirty chore which he is forced
into so that he can work at
his primary objective — research.
The editorial indicates
change in the system should
be initiated at the faculty
level. This should be considered unlikely. The change
should be initiated by those
who are affected most — the
students. This is an issue
which has a direct influence
on every undergraduate at
UBC. The question is — Do
students give a damn about
their education?
Devin Trussell,
sc. in
Dylan is GOD
Editor, The Ubyssey:
The executive and membership of the UBG Folk Song
Society wish to thank The
Ubyssey and their reporter
Mike Bolton for the article
on the Brock Huts and in particular the Folk Song Society.
We hope that this article
will induce more students to
come around and share in the
activities we offer.
We would, however, like to
point out several slight inaccuracies. Firstly, we protest against the misspelling of
Bob Dylan's name. It is spelled GOD.
Secondly, we would like to
protest the statement that we
chew snuff. We only sniff
snuff, and then only the finest blend of menthol, opium
and English snuff.
Thirdly, we would like to
protest the statement that
John Carver wears a noose
around his neck to symbolize
his continual protest. He
wears this noose because he
plans to hang himself some
Pro I
EDITOR:  Mike  Horsey
New*     Tim  Padmore
City    Tom Wayman
Art  Don' Hume
Managing  Janet Matheson
Sports  George Reamsbottom
Asat. City   Lorraine 8hore
Asst. News   Carole Munroe
Asst. Managing  Norm Betts
Page Friday   Dave Ablett
Associate   Ron Rlter
Associate  .  Mike Hunter
Here today in person were, no
less: Carol Anne Baker, Bob Weiser,
Bob Burton, Gord McLaughlin, Rick
Blair, Sandra Stephenson, Paul
Terry, Art Casperson, Massimo Ver-
dicchio, Jack Khoury, Jock McQuarrie, Elizabeth Field, Mike Bolton.
They'll be lots more here tomorrow,
it's not a press day. Three count'em
three parties lined up for before the
final banquet Mar. 27. But workbooks must be stamped. Unsung
story of The Ubyssey's testimonial
dinner scoop was Ass't. M.E. Norm
Betts walking arm in arm with der
preem. CSS
/?eo/ drug scene: an expert
looks at pot properly - P.2
also: Berton and the opera lingo
This was the week that
the annual money - go -
round began again at
UBC. The Ubyssey again
was first with the story
that the campus is faced
with financial trouble and
a fee increase. Of course,
it surprised few except
Dr. John Macdonald and
a few other administration types who have yet to
learn that when they try
to sit on a hot story, they
inevitably get burned (in
the appropriate place).
Now every news agency
in town is after the administration to come
And it was the week
that the Faculty Association (a kind of weak trade
union in the professorial
game) ' confronted the administration with a bold
and unequivocal salary demand, which was something new for the Faculty
Association. This time the
association only began
shilly - shallying when
people began asking just
what exactly the profs had
asked for. President John
Norris gave The Ubyssey
this Calathumpium-like
comment on its speculative story:
"There are inaccuracies
in your story. But I won't
spell out which ones since
that would be giving you
the information."
also the week in which a
Jew by the name of Ron
Appleton took a backhanded swipe at racial integration. The president
of the local Hillel Club informed the campus that he
and the rest of his racial-
religious group feel more
at home by themselves in
an AMS-supported hut at
the back of Brock than
mixing with other students. Anti-semetism, he
said, isn't dead. Neither,
it seems, is the ghetto-
And then there was the
flag: An administration
official in a flap phoned
the AMS shortly before
the new Maple Leaf was
to be run up the pole to
ask if the students could
locate him one in a hurry.
The administration, he admitted, had forgotten to
get one.
While AMS first-vice-
president Bob Cruise tried
to locate one the admin-
type learned that traffic-
czar Sir Ouvry Roberts,
who doubles as ceremonies head, had got one of
the flags. Sir Ouvry also
sent out one of his men to
run it up the pole. No one,
needless to say, saluted—or
even watched — the unceremonious ceremony.
• •     •
IN DESPERATION: Totem, the dying campus
year book, hit deadline for
the section of the book
dealing with the year's
campus activities. That's
why the editors had to decide what is going to happen next month so it
could be included in the
March section of the book.
Students will be able to
read about what they did
this March the first week
in March when the book
hits campus.
• •      •
And the campus version
of Real Caouelie's Quebec
Socreds is playing some
funny money games. To
help defray costs of bringing Caouette to UBC the
campus Creditistes are
selling tickets to a dance
for $1 each or $2.50 a
couple. So much for the
Socred monetary theories.
• •      •
IN OTTAWA: More flag
with 10,000 screaming civil servants watching our
new : flag being raised
while the rest of the country suffered a severe case
of mass ennui. And of
course Ottawa is the headquarters for the Canadian
Union of Students (a sort
of union that represents
140,000 English speaking
Canadians and about
10,000 French). The telephone operators at the
CUS offices answer in
French, one doesn't even
speak English — which
makes it a little tough for
us Anglo Saxons.
• •      •
AMS president-elect Byron Hender is driving a
new compact car since he
won the AMS election.
Hender's grandmother offered to buy him a small
European car when he
won. But he didn't want a
European car so his grandfather came through—
putting up the difference
between the European job
and the compact. Contest:
which well-heeled grandparent will be the first to
offer to pay for the damage caused this week
when a UBC garbage
truck ran into the new
• •      •
(Calif.): A researcher has
found that sexual promiscuity among college coeds isn't as prevalent as
everyone thinks it is. He
said three quarters of American co-eds are virgins.
The Girl Guides and the
Catholic League for Decency have not, however,
reported increased membership from co-eds in
California. pf
FEBRUARY 19, 1965
ON THE COVER: Artist Jeff Wall
shows what he thinks of the
people in the news during the
last week. Most of their misdeeds
are mentioned in This Week Has
Two Columns, right next to
Wall's work. The authors of This
Week prefer to remain anoyn-
Criticism  John Kelsey
Books, Movie* Graham Olney
Artwork: Jeff Wall, Gerry Eriman,
Al Hunter
Bad news again—only
six pages. Or perhaps
it's good news . . .
Starts with another
look at the pot business.
This time with a difference, though; the man
who wrote it (Ted Kropp)
knows what he's talking
about. The care and feeding of addicts and users
has been his profession
for about eight years.
Page two.
On page three, Carole
Munroe glows with adulation for Pierre Berton. Ah, Beeg Pierre, you
are zo tremendeusement
.... Obviously, Carole
was quite taken by Pierre, but she returned to
earth long enough to
write about him.
And Dr. Cyril Belshaw
passes on advice to students about getting jobs
overseas. That's on page
Then there's the great
opera harangue on page
five. French Tickner of
the music department
takes a flying swing at
people who want to
leave operas in their original language. Tickner
should know, he's the
man in charge of opera
work at UBC. But, as he
says, his argument is
most one-sided. Page Friday invites more discussion.
And there's some art,
and some cinema, and a
joust with Page Friday's
You might find more.
But not much more.
What can you do with
six small pages, anyway?
Ex pot cop blasts Horst high —
gives the real dope of the drug
business. Here's the reason tor
the laws, the why of the user, and
what happens to him in the end
PF Two
¥ SIT at my typewriter
•■■ with "pop" in my hand,
not 'pot". Beware of the person who thinks he can know
all about pot through one
isolated   experience.
One of the interesting
qualities of marijuana is
that no two experiences are
exactly alike. One cannot
predict how he is going to
react. Generally it intensifies the person's present
present mood, but not always.
Also, it is extremely rare,
in fact almost unknown,
that a person is able to experience any appreciable
"high" the first time marijuana is tried. Often it takes
months for a person to learn
how to  enjoy its effect.
• •      •
One who is high feels he
is quite normal, and so is
everyone else with whom he
is smoking. In like manner,
all drinkers at a party think
their associates are acting
the way a normally happy
person should act. But, have
you ever been the only
sober person at one of those
parties? The drinkers are
not acting normal.
The "pot" smoker, however, is vaguely aware that
things are somewhat different, but he is not certain in
what way. In other words,
he has no concept as to the
intensity of his impairment.
The only way he can
learn how high he was is to
try it again another time
and compare the two experiences. Then he must
have a third, fourth and so
on until he has built up a
large number of experiences
which serve as a frame of
• •      •
The marijuana user convinces himself that he is enjoying the sensation. This
takes time, for some of the
feelings are extremely
weird and intense.
"I got high, and I got real
flipped. I just couldn't stay
in the basement anymore.
My heart was pounding real
hard, you know, and I was
going out of my mind; I
thought I was losing my
mind completely ... I
mind completely ... I
walked outside, and it was
five below zero, and I
thought I was dying ..."
and so on.
This is from Howard S.
Becker's report in the American Journal of Sociology,
Becoming A Marihuana
User. There are hundreds of
similar stories. And this is
the drug that is "not harmful like narcotics, which put
you to sleep". What's wrong
with going to sleep compared to the above experience?
I worked with drug addicts for 7Vi years. The
majority of that time was
spent in the Research Units
at Oakalla Prison Farm.
I am convinced that the
solution   rests   not   in   legal
drugs, but in public  education.
Let me point to some of
the inaccuracies which have
come to print lately.
Dr. James F o u 1 k s of
UBC's Pharmacy department states that marijuana
is not physically addicting.
From this, someone deduced
that it is therefore not
First, there is some confusion among experts as to
the addictive qualities of
marijuana. Some say it is—
some say it is not.
The U.S. Public Health
Service Hospital at Lexington, Kentucky, the major
addict treatment center, has
reported cases of marijuana
users showing withdrawal
symptoms. Dr. Foulks is certainly entitled to his opinion and he has good company, but there are other
Second, even if it is not
addictive, this does not
mean there is no harm in
using it. To say this implies
the only thing wrong with
drugs is their habit-forming
qualities. That is a dangerous assumption.
•       •      •
Third, an addict's psychological and sociological dependence on a drug is far
greater than his physical dependence.
A heroin addict can kick
the physical habit in about
12 days. He can be off the
drug for years—but as Soon
as he gets the chance lie returns to it. Why? Not because he is physically addicted. He is psychologically dependent upon the drug.
And, social pressures
force him back into the
same habit. The marijuana
"addict"  is no different.
The use of marijuana is
no new thing. It goes back
many centuries and is
found in a number of cultures. (The Arabic name for
this drug is hashish. One
who uses it is called hash-
ishin. From this we get our
word assassin.)
The phrase "run amuck"
comes from the Malay word
"amok" meaning kill, and
was  first  used  to   describe
Ted Kropp, a theology II
student, wrote this article
in response to last week's
lead article in Page Friday.
He worked in Oakalla for
7Vi years with persons convicted on narcotics and drug
charges. From 1960 to 1962,
Kropp was after-care officer
for released persons with
drug  problems.
His job of counselling addicts and users came to him
Much of Kropp's work
has been with heroin addicts. He is 32 years old.
the action of natives crazed
by the drug. Not all people
who use the drug react violently, but they may, for it
is extremely unpredictable.
Therein lies its main
The person under the influence of marijuana may
be animated and hilarious.
He may be hysterical,
laughing or weeping without reason, or he may be
depressed or in a stupor.
His sense of time and space
is often distorted; he may
imagine himself very small
or very large and powerful.
• •      •
Hours may seem like minutes or days. He may drive
at 70 and think it is 30; a
car almost upon him may
appear a mile away. Frequently the user has delusions, seeing and hearing
things which do not exist.
Moreover, even small
quantities of the drug can
destroy will power and the
ability to connect and control thoughts and actions,
thus releasing all inhibitions, perhaps viciously.
• •      •
Many psychiatrists state
that habitual use may result
in more -lasting psychotic
disease, characterized by
confusion, hallucinatory and
delusional trends.
"In countries where the
hemp plant (marijuana) is
used widely, at least 25 per
cent of all mental cases are
due directly to use of the
drug." says Daniel Carlsen,
organizer of the National
Advisory Council on Narcotics.
The above experiences
and reactions are available
any time you want them. I
would suggest that Mr. Horst
was very lucky that a person cannot really get high
on his first kick, so his experience was "pleasant, sort
of 'so what'."
Mr. Horst will have done
us a great service if the public is stimulated enough by
his article to find out more
about marijuana, heroin
and legal drugs.
Vancouver has more drug
addicts per capita than any
other city in North America. But, our problem has
been relatively simple.
Practically all our addicts
were delinquent before they
became addicts. They did
not become addicts and
then turned delinquent. No
"innocents" were being seduced into a life of "hell".
Now our problem is more
complex. Some of the university set decide there is
nothing wrong with marijuana—except that it is illegal.
It is illegal for a reason.
They feel there is no need
to search out that reason.
But because of the law
they must meet in furtive
groups to use it. In this atmosphere a heroin user is
bound to turn up. Some of
these thrill seekers are going to try this new kick—
In other words, the drug
now available to non-delinquents. This situation has
come about because people
don't believe the law. So
now society has the mistaken idea that there is nothing
really wrong with marijuana.
More "innocents" will try
it—just as 18 year olds will
drink liquor even though it
is against the law.
Society doesn't really
take that law seriously
• •      •
If we make pot legal we
can do two things: put it on
the open market where
thousands will try it because
they think it is not habit
forming; or make it a prescription drug only. This
act of legalizing will convince the public even more
of its harmlessness.
If it can be had by prescription only, you can rest
assured that there will be
pushers selling illegal joints
to the interested public who
are curious to see what all
the fuss is about.
The climate has been set
and it will take years to get
rid of the impression that
the only thing harmful
about a drug is its habit-
forming qualities.
There is not space to discuss the pros and cons of
legal drugs. Learn the facts
and come to your own conclusions. But don't read
only one aspect of the problem.
One more major fallacy:
legal drugs in England.
The law in England is
little different from ours. A
British doctor may treat an
addict for his addiction provided the addict:
1. does not associate with
known criminals,
2. leads     a     responsible,
law abiding  life,
3. remains   fully   employed,
4. aims  toward  total   abstinence from the drug.
• •     •
I know of no delinquent
addicts who could live up to
these conditions.
I have sent several to
England and they have all
Our law states that a doctor may treat an addict for
his addiction. The problem
is we have delinquent addicts and lots of them.
If a doctor treats one—
the next day 50 will be at
his door. They will take
him for all he is worth. PEOPLE
Here's the views of Berton,
as he praises his Klondike,
hails high The Ubyssey, and
rattles the railings on the
Anglican church's playpen
PIERRE BERTON returned to Vancouver last
week to be greeted by old
cronies from his Vancouver
Herald days, and by new reporters trying to follow behind.
The press conference in
Berton's Bayshore suite was
informal as he is — he told
us he didn't like them anyway.
"I never went to them
when I was a reporter," he
said. "Always went for my
interviews after or before.
But press conferences are
useful to me now; or I
would not do them."
He was at the end of
four interview-filled days
for TV, radio and newspapers across Canada; publicizing his already well-known
criticism of the Anglican
Church, The Comfortable
As Berton put it, sales
are fabulous. One hundred
and ten thousand copies are
in print in Canada now, and
the book may be published
in the U.S. and Britain.
"The church gets 25 per
cent  of  the  gross  receipts,
which is more than I get,"
he said. "But they deserve
it — they thought the book
"The timing was right,"
is his explanation for the
success of The Pew. "I don't
have a new attitude, but it's
the kind of approach that is
long overdue."
Berton's attack is aimed
at the leaders of the church.
Preaching has got to get better or they might as well
stop it altogether, he says.
Is he hoping for a sweeping change as a result of
The Pew?
"Every writer hopes for
an effect on society. I don't
think there will be an immediate change, but ultimately there will be. The reforms are coming awfully
slowly and awfully late —
maybe too late."
"Anyway, it gives the
ministers a new topic to
preach about. They needed
What about the book's application to other religions?
"It was written about the
Anglican Church for the
Anglican Church. But one
Jewish  rabbi  told  me  that
if you put rabbi in place of
priest, and synagogue in
place of church, it would
apply just as well to his religion."
Has the book changed
Berton's public image?
"I used to be known as
the man who wrote the sex
article in Macleans. Now
I'm the man who wrote
about the Anglican Church."
But Berton doesn't consider this his most important book. That distinction
goes to Klondike.
The one he most enjoyed
writing was The Wonderful
World of Og. He wanted to
write a children's book that
their parents would enjoy
"The stuff my kids were
reading — and I had to read
to them — was nonsense.
Kids like big words. Look
at the popularity of Alice
in Wonderland, and it's full
of big words. They don't
have to understand what
every word means; but they
like to see them."
To the other extreme —
what about Hugh Hefner's
Playboy  Philsopohy?
"My God, has anybody
read it all? Hefner goes on
and on, and there are only
so many hours  in  a  day."
On a more serious level,
Berton talked about university education.
"University' should be
free just like high school—
if you have the marks. But
I'd like to see the entrance
requirements raised to 65
per cent."
And does he think we'll
get it?
"Who knows? When Pearson was on my TV show recently he promised free education eventually. But it
could just be political hedging."
And from this to The
Ubyssey, which Berton once
"You'll never get any better journalism training than
in those offices," he said.
"I walked out of The Ubyssey editor's chair and into a
metro daily's city editorship
—and that was my only
"The Ubyssey is the best
college paper in Canada and
it deserves all the awards
it's been getting. It's a lot
more sophisticated now than
it was when I was here. We
didn't have a Page Friday
section and we didn't print
art or book reviews."
Berton is now off for a
three week Mexico holiday.
In the meantime, the Anglican Church is planning a
sequel to The Comfortable
Pew. It will be a collection
of critical essays by various
writers,   including  Berton.
PF  Three
Pick a pack of PF poet—pouring out of the
woodwork and tearing each other to bits.
the wonderful
PF poet
crumpled eggshell dribblings
of only slightly coherent
pired    word    breaki
poor tasted infant snideries
about individu o have honest
als wh
claims to distinction
what's in a name?
that which we glorify in print
by any other medium is
to b        or ed
e    sc
figure it out?
gosh, you ought to be a
PF poet
(frankly  speaking . . . )
disgustedly yours.
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areally big'night
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at the bayshore inn on
march 6, 1965
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costume and door prises
refreshments from 7:30 p.m.,
dinner at 8:00 p.m.,
tickets $7.50 each at the
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bayshore inn, and
Vancouver visitors bureau,
650 burrard.
For further information
call Mrs. A. Dawson,
MU 2-4445 or MU 3-5048 ,
Brentwood and Park Royal
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Appointments may be made by calling Local 432.
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Go abroad, young
student: and fit
fair squarely into
your foreign niche
IT IS both surprising and
* encouraging to know that
a considerable number of
students and young people
in the community are interested in equipping themselves for professional work
on technical assistance missions abroad.
Quite frequently the interest and enthusiasm is
dampened by difficulties in
finding an appropriate posting, particularly when there
is such a diversity of agencies with specialized requirements operating in the
• •      •
The international agencies'
are the most difficult to
break into.
They require senior experienced personnel w ith
up-to-date expert training of
a specialized kind for specialized jobs.
Recent graduates almost
never qualify, and if you
have ambitions in this direction it is necessary to spend
several years gaining experience, preferably in overseas countries.
Despite this, professional
members of the public (social workers, doctors, engineers, planners) often tend to
underestimate their qualifications, and don't apply
when they could well do so.
General applications to
international agencies usually do not work. It is best
to find job descriptions for
particular posts and apply
for these. University De-
partments, International
House, the Personnel Office, and the External Aid
Office in Ottawa have post
descriptions. It is then best
to apply directly to the international agency concerned.
• •      •
The External Aid Office
in Ottawa sometimes has a
slightly wider range of posts
available: for example, they
need teachers for class-room
work in Africa, whereas
UNESCO usually is interested only in administrative
or higher technical advisors.
Such posts are usually reserved for Canadian citizens.
Many applicants are immigrants to Canada from
Europe: they should apply
to their own countries for
work in bilateral aid programs. An exception is the
British Ministry of Technical Co-operation.
This Ministry is interested
in getting the jobs done, and
will employ Canadians and
others if they have the
How does one go about
getting the necessary experience?
Work in a technical capacity with Canadian University Service Overseas
will undoubtedly count in
the future. UBC's two home
PF  Four
economists who served in
community development
programs in Ghana in 1962
had contacts with F.A.O. officials in the field, and were
sought after by F.A.O. because of the evident competence of their work, and
their demonstrated ability
to handle problems in terms
of the needs of other cultures.
Agriculturists, nurses, and
others who work professionally in missionary societies also gain relevant experience.
There are three sources
of professional overseas experience which are frequently overlooked, although
they are very much to the
point for overseas students.
• •      •
One is work in the civil
service of a developing
country as an expatriate
employee. This applies particularly in Africa, where
government departments are
still unable to fill all posts
with their own nationals.
In the nature of things,
such employment can only
be temporary until such
time as the countries concerned train their own graduates. Material conditions
are usually quite good, and
the  experience  is  priceless.
Another kind of experience is work in overseas
universities. If you have a
good bachelor's degree you
can expect to be placed in a
high school, if your subject
is one (such as mathematics
or foreign languages) in
which teachers are in short
supply, and you may find
that senior form work is
the equivalent of junior university here.
• '•      •
If you have a master's degree the chances are good
for high school, and in some
instances for university
work, since emphasis on the
doctorate is not as heavy as
it is with us.
It is sometimes practical
to combine university teaching with research towards a
higher degree.
The best sources of information about posts in
civil services or universities
are the embassies of the
countries concerned in Ottawa or Washington.
Other good sources of information are the English
newspapers (such as The
Times, The Manchester
Guardian, The New Statesman and The Economist).
Another way of gaining
useful professional experience overseas at an early
stage in one's career is to
make use of a Commonwealth Scholarship to an African country or to India or
These are available for
work toward higher degrees.
If the university abroad does
not offer its own higher degree it is usually possible
to do work there for a degree from a Canadian university.
• •      •
Such Commonwea 1th
Scholarships still have too
few applicants, and not
nearly enough from students
from professional faculties.
Work abroad is not easy,
but it is not the fearsome
thing that some imagine.
Common sense,.maturity,
and sensitivity usually carry
the day, and the stimulation
of testing one's ideas under
the constant pressure of
novel experience is a magnificent reward.
You, too, will have confidence in
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Yeah, but here
the sun only
shines through
yellow glasses
JENNY says everyone
ought to go away from
Vancouver from December
to March. Oh, Lord, it's
raining again and I just
barely scraped through another "German test (I'll
never learn this vocabulary;
why do I even try?) and if
I drink any more coffee in
that noisy cave I will go
out of my MIND.
So I put on my yellow
glasses which I bought in
the drug store (I foresee a
time, when the Vancouver
Police will snatch away my
yellow glasses, saying I have
no right to get high on
sunshine if I manufacture
my own) and wend my way
through the mass of unenlightened parasol - carriers,
dripping their dusty way
through those globules of
sunshine mucking up the
sidewalk. '
On impulse, I go in
through the glass doors and
down the stairs, thinking I
might as well completely
undo myself with a run
around the Bruce Connor
exhibit. Into the art gallery
I go, Oh, Jenny, yes, one
really ought to . . . But
wait. What's this? A new
I don't believe it. I DON'T
BELIEVE IT. It's great.
Great big photographic
reproductions (too bad they
are not in colour, but I
suppose you can't have
everything) of Gaudi's buildings, like gingerbread
houses, like hobbit-holes,
like Pooh corner never was,
like wonderland. All you
have to do is go to Spain . . .
And on the other side of
the room, demarcated by
some glass cases filled with
fans and glass vases and
jewelry which Sitwell
ought to wear, are posters
Bright cheerful — Toulouse
Lautrec, and, and . . . My
mind spinning with gaiety,
I slink from the room, turning mental cartwheels as I
Whither multilingual opera?
The case for
the English .. .
•*""\PERA as an art form is
V* a combination of both
musical and theatrical devices, one incomplete without the other.
First, there is a story line,
communicated to the audi-
ience by word; second, an
action appropriate to the
emotion expressed; and
third, the above accompanied by a quality of music
best suited to express the
emotion, word and action
An a r t - f o r m has two
prime   purposes:    to    teach
and/or to entertain. These
two purposes are not fundamentally opposed to each
other and are in reality
compatible. However, in the
musical theatre they are circumvented and negated
when an audience does not
clearly comprehend the language used.
It behooves the 'opera-
goer' to understand thoroughly that which inspired
the composer. If the language is unfathomable, it
stands to reason that the
work loses the better part of
its teaching and entertaining value.
•      •      •
Of course, there are those
who state that if one knows
the story intimately before
the performance and has a
libretto in hand, translation
is not only unecessary, but
I do not happen to share
this view, and defer to the
European custom of producing the opera in the language of the country in
which  it is performed.
(There is an interesting
sociological observation concerning art in general that
has plagued the English-
speaking countries and specifically, Canada and the
U.S., for many years. It is
Reprinted from the manuscript—the newsletter of
the Music Students Association.
a European psychosis stemming from a North American inferiority complex.
"Home-grown products just
can't compare with those of
Europe." Thus, for years we
have exported Marys and
Alberts and welcomed their
return as Marias and Alber-
tos. But this is a topic that
must be reserved for another
discussion . . . back to language!)
The concept that opera
must be performed in the
original language is largely
a product of a small segment of the opera-going
audience and is most frequently found on the North
American continent. This is
not even a debatable question in countries where
opera is well established
ad an integral part of daily
Oddly enough, Verdi's
Don Carlos (an Italian opera,
written in French) is most
meaningful and exciting to
a German when performed
in German. This same situation applies to a Frenchman
in France or an Italian in
Italy. This is because opera
i Europe escaped the tyranny of snobbery and has
flourished in the congenial
milieu of the general public.
I have heard many reasons for opera performances
in the original language and
most, to my mind, are unsound and were forgotten
instantly. But of all the
battle - scarred snickernees
that have gouged away at
the armor of opera, a few of
the more ridiculous ones
come to mind.
At the risk of being sued
for plagiarism by two or
three thousand irate opera
lovers who honestly believe
they originated them, I shall
list a few of those that reoccur most frequently.
First comes the usual
statement from some musically gentle opera/goer who
buys a season ticket to the
opera (orchestra seats), but
never attends. Her learned
comment may very well be
"But Italian (she understands none and has only
recently learned to phonate
I quale diresione e gabin-
ertto) is a language so liquid,
so pure in its vowels that
the beauty of the sounds
themselves lead a singer directly into producing a beautiful tone. But English!
Harsh, gutteral, nasal, a conglomerate, unbeautiful, un-
singable language!"
Perhaps this is supportable if you discount the
works of Purcell, Handel,
Britten, Stravinsky, Cope-
land and MenottT, to mention but a few. I do not
deny that foreign tongues
are beautiful when sung but
I cannot accept the usual
North American concept of
"unsingable" when applied
to my native language.
Then perhaps a more serious j ouster might accost
you with "Mozart wrote in
Italian for the Austrian
court!" (Formidable!) This
is a stronger statement but
not really good enough.
Since the courtly language of Vienna was officially Italian (a snobbism
also) and since most of the
'artists in residence' were
Italian, it is easy to understand why the operas were
composed in that venerable
tongue. But not when Mozart composed for the German-speaking public, he
composed in the German
language. Do we dare consider this pandering to public taste?
Now, a new approach this
time, countering with the
argument involving the mis-
e r a b 1 e translations available, full of "archaic, unsingable English." A glance at
his collection of scores, if
any, will probably reveal
the names of the Reverend
J. J. Troutbeck, Natalia Mc-
Farren and T. H. Baker as
If you have perused their
translations with even half
an eye, it is easy to see that
they are what he says they
are. However, these translations were, for the most
part, done in the late 19th
and early 20th centuries and
were not meant to be really
singable, but were commissioned to allow the ignorant
English-speaking listener or
singer to vaguely understand what he was listening
to or singing.
•       •      •
With opera in English on
an overdue up-swing, the
music publishing companies
have taken a closer look at
the buyers' market and are
hurriedly commissioning
new, adapted, singable English translations from those
translators who are the most
competent  in  their  field.
If you should be fortunate enough to have exhausted the usual number of arguments by the end of the
evening without having
been personally insulted or
your legitimacy questioned,
the parting jibes (if you are
still speaking) may be the
usual frantic, last ditch commentaries . . . "I don't care
if I understand what's going
on or not, it's the beauty of
the music that counts." . . .
(Continued on Page 6)
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(Continued from Page 5)
or . . . "Any intelligent mus-
iscian would see that . . ."
Then a polite smile and a
personal compliment may
save a lifetime friendship.
The arguments against
translations will continue as
long as there are those who
believe they are committing
a personal auto-da-fe for the
composer in holding out for
performance in the original
For my part, I think it is
any composer's wish to have
his works performed (both
frequently, and in a satisfactory manner) in translation, an adaptation of the
original language; but most
important, to be completely
understood and enjoyed by
Nothing really
happens with
the guest, but
it's iunny . . .
At the preview showing
there were a number of
people shaking their heads
and wondering what was
happening and a few enjoying the film completely.
The problem is that nothing   really happens   in   The
Guest as it does in other
films. There is little plot and
the film doesn't "move" as
is expected of movies.
What is enjoyable about
The Guest is not the action—
plot development — but the
dialogue and the relationships of the characters.
Some sequences are reminiscent of the Goon Shows
with Spike Milligan and
Peter Sellers.
For instance, an argument
between the three characters, each played remarkably
well, is interrupted by the
sound of water dripping into
THE GUEST, dir. by Clive
Donner. With Alan Bates.
Donald Pleasence and
Robert Shaw. Originally
titled The Caretaker.
Written by Harold Pinter.
Studio for one week.
a pail. A discussion about
the leaky roof ensues. The
old man says, "What do you
do when it's full". Long silence. Elder brother answers
slowly, "Empty it."
But a girl in front of me
shaking her head. "What's
it about" she was probably
saying to herself.
Perhaps nine out of 10
people will leave the Studio
slightly perplexed. This will
be their punishment for not
just sitting back and enjoying the film.
The film is photographed
without ingenious or imaginative cuts—a strictly meat
and potatoes film. But, after
all what can a director do
when almost  all the action
takes place in a single cluttered room.
An acquaintance uttered
what will probably be the
typical reaction to The
Guest. "Yecch. Give me a
Hopalong   Cassidy."
I argued valiantly but he
just coudn't see the humor
in the film. I suppose you
just have to be English.
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A  Night  of  Opera Excerpts
including La Boheme, II
Trovatore, Cosi fan tutti
and Lament of Ariadne.
Tonight and tomorrow
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'Pag*' 5
Dinosaurs to test our Birds
First time this year
with non-U.S. team
. . . these three
. . lead 'birds
... in scoring
In World Cup rugby
Thirds want trophy back
The UBC rugby Thunderbirds begin their most important series of the season Saturday • when they travel to
California to play University of
California Golden Bears in two
games of the four-game total
point World Cup series.
The  'Birds will be playing
against the same Cal team that
defeated them for the World
Cup last year, but 'UBC is a
vastly improved club.
The Bears feature size and
power, and their style of play
is sure to be a hard-hitting one.
Their scrum weighs an average of 215 pounds per man,
with their backs averaging 190
Sports roundup
Field hockey buffs
off and winning
UBC's field hockey teams swing into their second weekend
of action since the Xmas holidays this Saturday with three
games scheduled.
Varsity goes against North
Shore 'A' at 1:15 p.m., Blues
play Blackbirds at 2:45 p.m.,
and Golds take on Hawks at
1:15 p.m. All games are to be
played on the fields behind
Last weekend Varsity won
4-0 over Grasshoppers with
Dietrik Wolsak rapping in
three goals, and Warren Bell
scoring the fourth. Blues turned in a disorganized display
against Hawks of the second
division, with the only goal
scored by Tom Babalola in a
3-1 loss.
• •    •
The   women's   synchronized
swimming     and     volleyball
teams   take   to   the   air   this
. weekend.
Their destination is Winnipeg and a WCIAA roundrobin
in each of the sports. Both
teams are defending champions
in their classes and are favored to repeat last year's performance.
• •   •
UBC's wrestling team is
travelling to Saskatoon this
weekend to participate in the
WCIAA championships.
• •   •
The Thunderbird swimming
team takes on the University
of Puget Sound at Percy Norman Pool Saturday at 6:00 p.m.
They are not competing tonight with the U. of Wash, nor
with Western Washington and
University of Alberta Saturday, as published erroneously
in Thursday's Ubyssey.
The Ski birds are also active
this weekend taking part in
the Mt. Bachelor Alpine meet
at Bend, Oregon.
•    •    •
In track and field UBC will
compete    in    this    Saturday's
meet to be held in the P.N.E.
The Thunderbirds, on the
other hand, weigh in at an
average of 176 pounds per
player, with scrummers at 186
and backs 165. They are without captain Dick Hayes, who
has torn knee ligaments.
UBC is taking 22 players on
the trip as the two games will
be played under California
rules, which allow unlimited
substitution. However, coach
Brian Wightman says: "We do
not intend to use free substitution except in the case of injuries. It's not really rugby."
This rule will definitely work
against UBC, because Cal players will probably be in poorer
The playing field will be narrower iby fifteen yards, and this
will hinder UBC's backfield
movements, which they depend
on to a great extent.
However Thunderbirds are
highly polished in rugby techniques, and it is likely that they
will win at least one of the
On the way back Birds play
Oregon State University in an
exhibition match, and arrive
home next Thursday.
Doing a commendable job of controlling their success-bred
contempt, the Thunderbird basketball team after having
demolished most of their American competition, will look
to the University of Alberta (Calgary) Dinosaurs to supply
them with worthy competition this weekend.
The games go Friday and
Saturday evenings at 8:30 p.m.
The Dinosaurs are currently
tied for first place in the W.C.-
I.A.A. Conference standings
with a 6-6 record along with
If you wonder why they call
themselves the Dinosaurs a
look at their center will relieve
your bewildered state. He is
six foot eleven inch Bob Inglis
who weighs 240 pounds and
keeps coming up with hoop
prints on his forehead.
Inglis is a transfer from
Brigham Young University and
has put in time with the Leth-
bridge Nations. He is presently
the team's top scorer with a 13
point average as well as a top
Dinosaur coach John Dewar
capped off his raid down south
by enlisting six foot one inch
Hans Schamp from Utah State
who has been averaging 11
points a game.
The game will afford Bird
fans their first opportunity to
see how the home club fares
against Canadian competition.
The Thunderbirds season
record stands at 13-7 with the
tally reading 9-7 against their
American opponents.
Six v i c t o r i.e s over U.S
schools form the current T'Bird victory string. In other
words they're hot.
Bird 'basketball coach Peter
Mullins gives one the suspicion that the homeside isn't
about to have their more underrated (basketball-wise) countrymen from Calgary break this
Reservedly he adds, "We
haven't had anything to do
with the Western Canadian
league this season so we actually don't know what to expect."
seek rep
from UBC
The University of Victoria
"Vikings" hockey team will
oppose the UBC Thunderbirds
Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.
in the Thunderbird Winter
Sports Centre.
The Birds are still smarting
from last week's two losses to
Brigham Young's strong all-
Canadian scholarship team.
The two scores were 7-1 and
The Vikings go into the
weekend's game against the
Birds as an unknown quantity
but hope to be anything but
when they come out of it.
Victoria is presently pushing
to get their athletic program
into the W.C.I.A.A. Conference
and a good showing against the
Birds on Saturday would do a
lot to impress league officials.
Notre Dame had the same intention in their game against
the T'Birds a few weeks back
and the result was disastrous
for UBC.
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'tween classes
Get slant on bias today
Whose Problem is Prejudice?
is sociology professor Werner
Cohn's topic today at noon in
Brock Lounge. The talk is sponsored by UBC Hillel.
• •    •
Resolved that East is East,
but West is best. Noon today,
Bu. 217.
• •    •
Architecture Abraham Rogat-
nick will speak on The Architecture of Antoni Gaudi at
noon in La. 104.
• •    •
Talk and film by Salvation
Army Capt. Byrd on Vancouver's skidroad. Monday noon
Bu. 202.
• •    •
Talk and discussion on Modern Japanese Society by Miss
Tsurumi tonight, 8:30 p.m. at
6630 Churchill.
• •   •
Films Le Chaudrounier and
A l'Aube d'un Monde, noon
today in Bu. 205.
• •    •
Annual Open House at the
Seymour Cabin, Mile Seven,
Mt. Seymour, Sunday from 2
to 5 p.m. Slides. All welcome.
• •    •
Conversational Hebrew classes today at noon. Beginners,
Bu. 212, advanced. Bu. 214.
Everyone welcome.
• •    •
Dr. John McDiarmid speaks
noon today in Bu. 102 on Ores-
teia of Aeschylus.
Dr. John Ross speaks on Let's
Get With It noon today in Bu.
• •    •
Important general meeting
noon today in the council chambers.
• •    •
T. P. Solem talks on The
Comfortable Pew — How True!
Monday noon in Bu. 102.
• •    •
Talk on Miguel Hernandez
by Miss Maria Tomsich today
noon in Bu. 204.
• •    •
Resolved: that the best things
in life are free. Fijis vs Psi U
noon today in Bu. 216.
• •    •
Two war propaganda films
Monday and Thursday at noon
in Bu. 100; 25 cents.
• •    •
Meeting Monday noon in Bu.
204. Susan Whipps speaks on
Excavation at Marmes Rock
Shelter. Slides.
• •    •
Hon. Paul Martin, Minister
of External Affairs, speaks in
Bu. 106 Saturday night at 8:00
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