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Vol. XLV
No. 21
—Don Hume photo
HIGHEST STUDENT HONOR, the Great Trekker Award, is held
by retired UBC president Dr. Norman; MacKenzie, named 1962
winner Wednesday. Dr. MacKenzie will be officially presented
with the trophy, a replica of the Cairn, at today's Homecoming
Pep Meet in gym. (See story page 3).
Court stays put;
campus bid fails
could pose problems
An off-campus housing inspection plan suggested by a student committee could turn the housing administration into a
rental agency, says the administration's head, John Haar.
^—■ ^————»      Haar  made   the  comment
Victoria U dumps
general meeting
says grads
must help
Graduates should help UBC
out of its financial difficulties,
Mayor Tom Alsbury said Wednesday.
"If our graduates who have
done well would contribute to
the University, they would be
returning to the province something they got from it in their
university   education,"  he  said.
"Universities such as Harvard
have this help."
Alsbury becomes executive
director of the University Development Council Jan. 1,
He replaces Aubrey Roberts,
who left the University to go
into private business as a
management   consultant.
Vancouver's mayor said if he
had not been, offfered the University job he would have run
again for mayor—and won.
"But this opportunity was so
attractive that I decided to forego  my  political  career."
The University's development
fund is desperately short of
money. UBC officials estimate
that at least $50 million will be
needed by 1970.
Alsbury will be responsible
for organizing fund raising and
the collection of funds, and informing the public of the plans
and developments of the Uni.
"It is this last clause, being
the liason between the public
and the University, which appeals to me most," he said.
"As a past teacher, and a
school principal, and with my
four years as mayor, I have
many ties with the people of
the  community.
"This job will be a great challenge, arid a great opportunity,"
he said.
Students must travel
to get on voter's list
special student meeting at
Victoria College has abolished
the  general meeting.
The new ruling means all
future constitutional changes
at Victoria College will be
made by  referendum.
Two weeks notice must be
given before the vote is held
and a 60 per cent majority is
needed for the passage of any
At the same special meeting,
the editor-in-chief of the Victoria student newspaper, The
Martlet, was given a non-voting seat on student council.
student officials Who suggested
that landlords be charged for
advertising on the University
housing list and that proceeds
be used to set up an inspection
Jolyon Hallows, head of the
student committee, told student
council Monday that Haar said
if the University collects a fee,
landlords will expect results.
"He feels they will regard
the housing administration as
a rental agency," Hallows said.
Hallows said that instead
Haar is attempting to find other
groups to take over the inspection program, but has "been
turned down in one approach
—to the Alumni Association.
Hallows said his committee is
drawing up a list of minimum
standards for inspection which
it will submit to Haar.
The provincial government
revision on campus for students
Grey byelection.
A telegrammed appeal by
student council to provincial
secretary Wesley Black was
turned down.
L. J. Wallace, deputy provincial   secretary,  wired back:
"I think interference by this
office in the court of revision's
operation would be subject to
Students affected by the
court—many of whom are writing midterm exams—must make
a three-hour round trip trek
to the court at Twelfth and
AMS president Doug Stewart
dismissed Wallace's reply as an
invalid excuse.
"Any action taken today is
always subject to misinterperta-
tion,"  he said.
He said he didn't think the
deputy-minister's reply was a
"valid excuse for doing nothing".
Earlier appeals to Kenneth
Morton, provincial registrar of
voters, and Fred Hurley, chief
electoral officer for B.C.,. have
also  been turned  down.
Both say they haven't the
authority to move the court.
Morton said Wednesday that
responsibility for changing a
court of revision's location lies
with  Hurley.
And Hurley says the responsibility is with Morton who is
governed only by the Provincial
Election  Act.
Ross< Munro, UBC Liberal
Club president, said over 50
per cent of students appearing
at the court have been declared
inelegible. Morton agreed this
figure was correct.
Munro said the Liberals plan
to run a test case and, if necessary, appeal to a higher court.
has refused to set up a'-gditffc'.ei,.'.
registered to vote in the Point.
Morton denied reports he had
made a -blanket ruling on the?
elegibility of UBC students.
He said students living with
their families in the provincial
riding and students living in
UBC's married quarters were
automatically  eligible.
"And we'll also give benefit
of doubt to post-graduate students who have lived in Point
Grey for the past 12 months,"
he said.
Only students whose family
addresses were not in Point Grey
were asked to appear before
the court, Morton said. He has
not released the nambers of stu.
dents who have appeared.
The byelection wasr called, f»
KB the seat left vacant last sain*
mer by the death oi Mrs. Buda
Brown, minister without portfolio in the provincial legiste*
Morton had originally planned
not to enfranchise any student
living in Point Grey for the
University session but agreed to
submit the matter to the attorney-general's department after
agitation from the UBC Liberal
The attorney-general's department ruled to allow the students
to be registered but the decision
to enfranchise them was left
to Morton.
Shell out for
rowing crew
Members of the rowing
crew will petition students to
shell out Thursday and Saturday.
The crew will carry a huge
rowing shell into today's pep
meet at the gym and also into
Saturday's homecoming football game. Money is to send
the rowers to the British
Empire  Games  next month.
Negro students lead integration
Tar and feathers no more
Young Negro college students are the major force behind the new non-violent integration movement in the
American south, folk-singer
Guy Carawan told students
The Negroes have learned
that they no longer need to
say "yessuh, captain," to the
whites, and they are helping
the older, more fearful parents
to stand up for their rights, he
•      *      *
In the past the Negro always
feared the lynch mob or tar
ring and feathering if they
spoke out. Now they know
they have more power, he
told his audience in Brock
The soft-spoken singer said
Negroes have two big weapons
in their fight for integration,
—the vote and the dollar.
"Politicians often start providing parks and libraries
when enough Negroes get
registered to vote to be a
threat," he said.
In the same way the
Negroes can often ruin businessmen by boycotting their
stores, and in some cases the
chamhsipfe 76f commerce have
forced * integration of lunch,
counters," rather than risk
loss of business.
•     •     •
"Participating in mass dem.
onstrations with the danger
of arrests, violence and hostile
policemen requires great courage," said Carawan, "This
courage comes from the great
religious faith of the Negroes."
The Negroes are not fighting for the friendship of the
whites, they just want to be
accepted as human beings and
to get their legal rights, Carawan added. Page 2
Thursday, November 1, 1962
Up the Social Credit sleeve .
Anyone is fair game for the political trickery
of the provincial government.
Three thousand students are nov.r learning
For, the government's decision to register
TJBC voters for the Point Grey byelection as a
result of strong student pressure is now shown
to be only a move that was intended to pacify
the students for a short time.
The provincial registrar of voters is now
turning down the great majority of them in a
quick little ceremony, at a court of revision,
which amounts to nothing more than a waste of
time for the students involved.
Most students have found that if your parents live in Point Grey, you're in. If they don't,
the registrar is sorry, but he can't allow you to
But we find this hard,to justify in terms of
the B.C. Election Act which states:
'The residence of a single man shall be the
place where he usually sleeps . . ."
No mention is made of where your parents
live, or where your University marks: will, be
The. provincial government's actions thus far
on the question of voting rights for students-
bearing in mind they have now refused to set
up a court of revision at the campus—have
been in poor faith.
We suspect the reason is political.
The Social Credit party is going to have
enough trouble retaining its Point Grey seat
without having to contend with the votes of at
least 3,000 UBC students.
The Socreds are running a little-known
woman candidate against Liberal and NDP
candidates who are well known to the students.
The Conservatives may run Davie Fulton.
And then take into account the voting record of UBC students.
In the last mock parliament, students voted
like this:
Liberals—44.9 per cent of total vote
NDP—28.4 per cent
Conservatives—13.4 per cent
Socreds—10.8 per cent
Communist—the rest.
The government, in making it almost impossible for students to vote, is not adhering to
the spirit of the law. It is doubtful if it is even
adhering to the meaning of it.
Council gives free thought
If you let it, the student council will do
averything for you.
It'll even think for you.
The councillors have decided that the
student body supports India in its border clash
with Communist China.
i It also decided that we support James Meredith in his struggle to get into university in
- And, this may be the feeling on campus. But,
we wonder.
- We must agree that these are the issues
which should be discussed at the University.
We further agree that the University students
should if they wish take action either for or
against one of the parties concerned.
But, if the students are going to take action,
then why not get a truly represenative idea of
student feeling, and at the same time stimulate
debate by holding a referendum or circulating
This would give some sort of meaning to
any protests the AMS makes. It would not just
be the opinion of 23 people who think themselves skilled enough in the gauging of public
opinion to speak for the whole student body .
Trick or treat Cece
Premier Bennett is a big man. He
has a government.
His government has no debt. It must
have lots of money.
We are a University. Naturally, we
don't have very much money.
Trick or treat. Premier Bennett.
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Letters to the Editor
Tish, tish
The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
In his front page story
about Irving Layton in the
Oct. 30 issue, Fred Fietcher
made a serious error about
the nature of the poetry newsletter TISH. He refers to it
as "UBC's student-produced
poetry magazine." This is altogether mistaken.
UBC had a student-produced
magazine, and it was called
RAVEN. It has failed because
it was dull and because the
AMS distrusts creativity of any
TISH has nothing to do with
the University in e.nv way. It
gets its funds from friends in
various countries, and it prints
on paper which it has bought,
and  on its own offset press.
No matter how hard the
University tries to incorporate
TISH, the newsletter will ever
remain independent of the
academy, or it will die. TISH
15 is now in the process of
being   collected.
Pooh on Fletcher and on
the AMS.
Yours truly,
George Bowering
Mr. Fletcher says: "I
understood and still under,
stand that the persons who
put out Tish are students.
No attempt to connect TISH
with       the       'establishment'
was intended In the reference. I hold no brief for the
AMS and am pleased to
acknowledge that Tish is independent of the University
and official sludenidom. It
should  remain  so." Ed.
President Macdonald says
it is Shakespeare and Einstein and Billy Graham
What is excellence? Where can it be found?
This   is   the   second   in   a
series of three excerpts taken
from   President -John   Mac-'
donald's    inaugural   address^
delivered     last     Thursday"
afternoon at the installation
ceremonies m the Armory.
"Excellence" is a word with
curiously     modern     overtones
though it is  a word  of  great
antiquity. We are intrigued by
the word.  We are  excited  by
it, and  we  know somehow it
is a word with great power—
both   intellectually   and - emotionally, yet we struggle with
its   meaning   and. its   implications. The problem is embodied
in    Bronowski's    observations.
Do   we   accept   as  meritorious
that  which   is inferior by the
highest standards because it is
appreciated   by  thousands?   Is
it   excellence   because   it   has
"the    common     touch?"     The
temptation   is   to   discard   the
question   lightly   and   to   say
"the     common    touch"     has
nothing to do with excellence.
Yet, in fact, it has a great deal
to do with it.
For seventy generations in
the West we have been reading books. From time to time
-a great writer'has arisen, has
been treasured, and has survived. He has survived through
his "common touch," his capacity to spaak in meaningful
terms end in depth to generation after -generation. If someone says he finds such writers
nauseating, as Spencer did of
Homer, and Darwin did of
Shakespeare', we feel the remark says much about the
speaker, but little about
Homer or Shakespeare.
•      *      •
What is excellence? Is it
many things, but it is not second rate poetry. It is Shakespeare; it is Einstein; it is
Schweitzer; it is Frank Lloyd
Wright; it is Mozart; it is Rembrandt. It is also Mickey
Mantle, Bob Hope and Billy
Graham. These latter choices
may offend you, depending
how you feel about baseball,
comedians or evangelists, but
in each instance the man
named is excellent in his
field, regardles3 of what we
think of the field  itself.
Excellence- can be found in
all kinds of endeavor. In addition, society partly consciously
and partly unconsciously, rates
different kinds of endeavor
on a scale of worthiness or
social value and confuses this
with excellence. We pace acti
vities such as creative, writing,
theoretical physics, great
pointing, and the practice of
medicine high oh the scale. We
place others low on the scale—
basket weaving, clerical work,
paper hanging, truck driving—
even though these activities
are useful or essential to our
One of the reasons we make
such judgements is because
the great leaders who advance
men's knowledge and achievement usually come from the
ranks of those high on the
scale. To this extent such
judgements are justified. We
make our mistakes in equating excellence with our judgements of the inherent worth of
a vocation, instead of using
the word to describe superb
performance, whatever the
*      *      •
This confusion is at the
heart of a manifest dilemma
facing  higher  education.
We are all dedicated to excellence, at least in principle,
but also we are supporters of
equality and hence we are
made uncomfortable and turn
silent over the idea that being
a truck driver is less meritor
ious than being an engineer.
It is the democratic dream
that all men should be equal.
Yet we insist with comparable
force that we are not equal,
that some are better than
others and we are proud of our
objective that the best man
should win.
At the unveiling of a statue
Of Benjamin Franklin in 1856
the speaker said:
"Behold him, ye that are
humblest and poorest in present or in future prospect,
—lift up your heads and look
at the image of a man who
rose from nothing, who owed
nothing to parentage or patronage, but who lived to stand before kings."
* * *
Equality and competition
share importantly in our heritage and we have difficulty in
reconciling the apparent conflict in demanding both. It appears in our universities and
colleges under the guise of
opposing phlosophies of education—education for the
elite, high standards and excellence of performance on
the one hand, versus education   of•  th*   tn*i»e*,   college
education for all, low standards and a record of mediocrity, on the   other.
The argument assumes that
quality and quantity in education are incompatable. It is
given force by observing that
excellent institutions like Harvard or California Institute of
Technology accept only perhaps one per cent of the
cream of high school graduates. At the opposite extreme
it would be possible to design
a college to accept virtually
all college age students who
applied. Such a college would
have to operate at approximately the intellectual level
of a TV Western.
This kind of mass processing would be the natural outcome of succumbing to our desire for equality of opportunity and translating it to the
motto "everyone should go to
Unfortunately this is precisely what has happened in
some communities and there
can be no doubt that college
which will accept all comers
represent grotesque caricatures
of what higher education'dught
to mean. ^ Thursday, November 1,1962
Page 3
Field House touted
for Homecoming
The AMS is discouraging people from buying tickets to the
Armory Homecoming dance.
More than 600 tickets have been sold for the Armory, but
only 146 for the Field House.
Big brother
is watching
College Shop
"In the past complaints have
always been about the overcrowding in the Armory, so
this year we are holding a second Saturday dance in the Field
"House to" try to prevent this,"
said Kyle Mitchell, Homecoming treasurer,
Ticket sales for the Armory
will be stopped when a capacity
crowd has been reached.
"The Field House dance
should be the better one. There
will be room to move, and
Lieutenant Governor George
Pearkes will attend it," said
The Homecoming queen will
be crowned at both dances, but
the Homecoming committee has
not yet decided which dance
will have the crowning first.
The Al McMillan orchestra
from Banff Springs Hotel
will entertain in the Field
House. Brick Henderson is at
the Armory.
Tickets, at $3.50 a couple, will
be available at the doors on
Saturday night or at the AMS
office this week. The times will
. be from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., not
from 8:30 to 12:30 as printed
on the tickets.
Hanky panky in college shop
management last year has forced
tighter controls, says AMS
treasurer Malcom Scott.
"Auditors said there were too
many shortages and recommended greater control," said Scott.
"And that's what we're doing."
The shortages, amounting to
six per cent of sales were described by the auditors as
"markdowns not recorded" and
"free issues".
Said Scott: "Free issues is a
nice way of saying theft.
"But it could be just carelessness," he added. "It could
be anything."
Scott said a sales slip system
had been started as well as inventory checgs.
"Ideally," he said, "the college
shop should be a branch of
some downtown clothing store.
"Then we could run it on a
rental and percentage basis."
(The shop, located in Brock
extension, is now operated by
a paid student manager for the
CALLING FOR PEACE, Engineering version of John Kennedy asks for a halt to ruckus between
Redshirts and Frosh outside Brock lily pond Wednesday. Shuffle at noon hour saw more than a
dozen students dunked.
Former president MacKenzie
named 1962 Great Trekker
Dr. Norman MacKenzie is
this year's Great Trekker.
Wednesday at noon he was
presented with the Great Trek-
ker's Award—a replica of the
AMS president Doug Stewart
made the presentation at a private ceremony for press and
radio members.
•      •      •
"It is my pleasure to present
to you the highest award given
by the student body, the Great
Trekker Award, for the eminence you have shown in your
chosen field," Stewart told the
retired UBC president.
Dr. MacKenzie accepted the
award, saying: "I am particularity pleased and honored that
the students of UBC see it fit
to make the award to me this
year, particularity as I was
never an undergraduate of this
Dr. MacKenzie began his
administrative career as president of the student council of
Dalhousie University i n Nova
J. V. Clyne, chairman of the
board of MacMillan, Bloedel,
and Powell River, was last
year's recipiant.
Dr. MacKenzie was president
of UBC for 18 years. During
his office he saw the campus
grow from 2,500 students in
1944, to an enrolment of 13,-
500 at the time of his retirement in June.
He was president of the University of New Brunswick and
professor of Law at the University of Toronto.
•      •      •
Dr. MacKenzie is now a member of the Canada Council, the
Canadian National Commission
for UNESCO, and the UN
Association of Canada.
An official presentation ot
the Award will be held at the
pep meet today at noon in the
gym. f
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THE    *ftyiil¥
by george bowering
Irving Layton
"I   go   about  making   trouble
for myself.
The sparks fly.
I gather each one
And start a poem."
A romantic concept? This is
Irving Layton in a recent issue of Canadian Forum. Compare what Gregory Corso said
in 1958 in Germany. "Indeed
it is a sadly human necessity
this poetry of today, many realize this and many are writing
it but not many are poets, they
simply lack that one vital
thing, the main dignity that is
in all creators, romance."
•     •     •
Layton is probably the best-
known and read Canadian poet
here and outside the country,
and this is no accident of literary fate. Layton -is creator; he
equals romance with a capital
R and O and M and so on.
Wherever he goes in this
country the snow melts in his
path. He himself said he
brought with him the sunny
weather we had on Monday.
Monday noon he read . his
poems for the: .first time in this
town, at the UBC auditorium.
With little more than a couple
of hours of advance notice, he
drew a hefty crowd; Meaning
that people •■ were ready for
him. His visit has been late,
coming, and we can hope he'll
be back.
"The school where I teach
is the bran pan
of civilization;
for kicks, I sometimes speak
the lines of a poet
to the caged astonished, dimwits,
then wait for the gibbonous
• • •
Two years ago, when Lay-
ton won the Governor General's award for his Red Carpet For The Sun, I wrote on
these pages that it had been a
victory qf poetry over the all-
Canadian oxfordized tarradid-
dle- (For a nauseating contrast
see our most recent GG award
in poetry). What I said then still
goes. Red Carpel is the best
collection of one-man poetry
ever seen in this land where
the high school student learns
that "Canadian Poetry" is
iambic pentameter about hardy
Scotsmen braving the grey
icefloes of northern Quebec for
four and a half pages.
Layton writes as if poetry
is just as much concerned with
-daily life as an empty-belly
would be. He demonstrated
this.on Monday when he read
a violent poem that traveled
in anger; remorse", excitement
and jubilation over the countries of Eiehmartn, Nehru, Kennedy,. Khrushchev,   and .him
self. Kennedy is alive — the
republic of Plato will never
get into the UN.
• • •
Layton equals health, too;
Where he goes and where he,
writes makes blood flow in
veins that could have been collapsed 'by the diseases of
mouldering ascetic artitist
credophobia and hideaway
tuning fork criticism of the
drabbest Fryed North-throwUp.
Too many ehalkstained old
ladies will tjuaver that the
four-letter word is a sign of
paucity. Layton would laugh
to hear them fall into a fresh
manure heap -and holler, "Oh,
animal excretae!"
"Their everyday politics
is diseased sex;
Had  they   a   trifle   more
"they'd vote for an early
The good news is that Mc-
Lelland and Stewart will publish another Layton collection
in January. It would be a good
time for local ''students of
literature" to see what's happened since English 30.
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The Ih.ree-man exhibition c
recent paintings by Capel D<
ray, Don Mcintosh and Bi
Mayrs which is presently o
display in the TJBC Fine A*J
Gallery will continue uni
Saturday, Nov. 10.-»ex* *ree
Dave NOrdsiiom will review
the exhibition for the Critic
a shortA Bald Sopra no
Lynn Dickson', tyro director, under the circumstances of
her own inexperience as a director and the inexperience of
most of her actors, has come
up with a surprisingly creditable, if unastounding production. • There is enough to be
corgmendeiT to make the pro-'
dwetton' worth seeing.-—;at least.
one^REAL Actress,. Janet Mac
Donald, and great care On the
director's part to insure simple
and coherent movement of
characters on stage.
" Miss MacDonald, as the
stultified. Mrs. Smith, has
something in her stage-presence which is almost oppres-
ively fascinating.
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characters don't yet have the
knack of putting their bodies
into the role; the play may be
slightly  over-directed.
A re-view of Ionesco's
"Bald Soprano now playing
at the UBC Auditorium. It
is pui on by the .Player's
Club. ,:'.--■-
The plays Of Eugene Ionesco
are the final "Shut-up," the
expression of a wish that the
world would be silent and
cease" its futile writhing and
Ionesco's world is a human
world, foolishly' organized in
the face of unorganized, unresponsive, irresponsible, meaningless nature. This chaos is
non-force that drives Ionesco's
characters into accepting fake
substitutes* for meaning. The
substitutes: are social conformity -{Rhinoceros), bourgeois
solidarity (The Bald Soprano),
or 'fantasies of a returned
aristocracy (The* Chairs). The
. ludicrous struggles (Jif they
'can', he. called 'struggles) of
these, characters within the
self-created and! self-imposed
^conceptual, boundaries, arfe a
triumph of non-n|eaning, a passionate emptiness, hysterically
funny, hilarious& terrifying.
Thege plays arje an insult to
.^mankind, his pasjt, his present
arid his not-so-certain future.
These, plays  are not  even  a
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spit in the face, because man
isn't worth that kind of effort.
Ionesco attacks everything—
philisophical systems, religions
and systems of social order.
Absurd people lose their
identities, become united in
rhinocerosdom, contradict each
other and themselves, fail to
recognize   their  own   spouses.
One action contradicts another,
one set of circumstances exists
at the same time as the set of
circumstances which negates
it. Whole families are called
by the same name: everyone is
Bobby Watson, no one is
Bobby Watson, Bobby Watson
is no one. No person has any
continuous identity, everyone
has been swallowed by the
Great Empty, the human conception,  the  social  situation.
Without identity, communication ' becomes impossible,
language breaks down into a
mishmash of garbled proverbs,
meaningless puns, and plays
on sound. Ionesco's poetry
comes from this very play on
words, and it is a shame that
only the non-meaning, and none
of the : cleverness can eome
through in 'translation.
But we still have the poetry
of the prop, the material object.
Objects are Ionescos most effective  dramatic  symbols.
Even objects are not to be
trusted, however. Clocks sometimes chime -twenty-three
times, but they never tell the
proper time. If a doorbell
rings, there is. not always
someone at the door. In The
Bald Soprano, Ionesco. uses a
ringing doorbell to set off an
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argument that disproves th
precepts of both Empiricisi
and Rationalism by posing th
two systems as muiually e2
elusive but paradoxically i
existence at the same time, j
Fire Chief "solves" the pars
dox by saying that both anta;
onists in the argument ar
partly right.
There are flaws in Ionesco:
work, and they are basic. On
of the flaws is formal; th
other, both thematic and foi
Ionesco wrote The Bald Soj
rano, his first play, at the ag
of thirty-six, which is a stupi
time to start writing. It mean
that his craft will never b«
come sophisticated, and tht
he will forever be open 1
charges of over-formalism. Th
Bald Soprano provides at leas
two examples in which forr
takes precedence over raear
ing and dramatic effectivenes;
the over-elaborate recognitio
scene and the continuance o
the Bobby Watson sequenc
until the . meaning has Ion
since-.been clear, the corned;
long since muddy.
One critic suggests a d<
-fense- against the charges c
formalism. He says .that fo
the first time since the Greeks
dramatists are writing play
directed at, and organicall;
centered around a single, uni
fying theme. But this is exact
ly where the second objectioi
can besposed.
The Greeks had BELIEF' ir
single absolute principles; the
Absurdists have belief ii
nothing, unless, perhaps, thej
believe in the conflict of abso
lutes. Without single absolutes
there are no rules—anythinj
is permitted—including th<
most blatant of mistakes. An}
mistake can be explainec
merely by saying that it sup1
ports the idea of Absurdity.
There is something suspi
cious here. It may well b<
that Ionesco's work is not sus
ceptible to the disease of liter
ary criticism.
That shuts me up". Now ir
Ionesco. —*jamie re Come Home!
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THEY SPELLED OUT in no uncertain terms exactly what they wanted and where they wanted it.
Starting on Saturday, Oct. 28, 1922, the first G.-eat Trekkers made their way out to then-barren
Point Grey to stress the need for a unified cam pus. At the back of the picture is an Aggie barn,
in front is University Blvd.
Yaqui, his Buddy
to amuse at dances
The folk-singing duo of Bud and Travis, featured entertainment at the Homecoming dances Saturday, come to UBC
with a string of impressive successes beind them.
Starting out in Los Angeles
coffee houses, th.ey rose overnight to a 16-week stand at the
Thunderbird in Las Vegas, and
an engagement at New York's
Blue Angel which was extended
a month.
They have played to sellout
audiences' at 32  U.S.  colleges.
The secret of their success
lies in a mixture of "droll musical mischief," flashy guitar instrumentation, varied repertoire,
and clever between-song patter.
Perhaps the origin of their
humor lies- in the fact that the
Travis half of the two is the only
white man ever to be made a
member of the Yaqui Indian
tribe, for whom he wrote a dictionary in his college days.
Or possibly it's because Bud's
mother was a dancer in the
Folies Bergeres.
As well as American songs,
Bud and Travis sing in such varied languages as Japanese, Hawaiian, Paraguayan, Spanish
and Yiddish.
Bud and Travis will be at
both dances, in the Armory and
in the Field House, Saturday
Music for dancing will be
provided by two 14-piece bands:
Brick Henderson and Al Mac-
Tickets for both affairs are
still available at $3.50 a couple
at the AMS office and also at
the door.
• Pep Meet, today noon,
Memorial Gym.
• Jack Webster, Friday noon.
• Golf Tournament, open to
faculty, students and alums,
Friday 1 p.m.-5 p.m., University  golf  course.
• Basketball. Grads vs. Birds,
Friday 8:30 p.m., Memorial
• Parade, Saturday 10 a.m.,
downtown to campus.
• Football, Birds vs. Saskatchewan, Saturday, 2 p.m., Stadium.
• Homecoming dances, Saturday 9 p.m., Field House and
Pep band, football team,
Great Trekker, queen candidates and The Four Winds—
why not? All for you in the
Memorial  Gym  at noon  today.
It's got six members
This quartet just isn't
Nobody knows why they
are called The Four Winds
when there are six of them
but that isn't going to stop the
group from putting some spirit
into today's giant Homecoming
Pep Meet.
•     •     •
Originally local performers
the five guys and a gal headed
south of the border about a
year ago.
Last August in Reno The
Four Winds hit the jackpot
and since then have been very
successful in the entertainment-world.
u They call themselves "a
variety vocal quartet" and
specialize in folk and modem
songs and in impersonations.
For the six Four Winds today's visit to UBC will be a
real homecoming since they
used to be on campus themselves before going into show
The group will climax today's Pep Meet which starts
at 12:30 p.m. in the Memorial
Getting the program under
way will be the pep band
which will build up to a tremendous fanfare to announce
the arrival of Frank Gnup and
his Thunderbird football team.
After introductions have
taken place the traditional and
formal presentation of the
Great Trekker Award will
honor Dr. Norman MacKenzie.
Student council president
Doug Stewart will make the
presentation to UBC's former
Then the candidates for
Homecoming Queen will display their charms to the great
unwashed masses.
Gallantly escorted by student councillors the 15 girls
will vie for the audience's
votes which, count 40 per cent
in the total judging for the
queen title.
•      •      •
The voting will take place
after The Four Winds have
provided their share of the
All this is yours for 25 cents
so be there—Memorial Gym,
noon today.
Great Trek
UBC's point
Government convinced
of need for a campus
Forty years ago Point Grey was deserted.
But a sudden burst of enthusiasm (a 56,000-signature petition plus a march from downtown Vancouver to- Point Grey)
netted positive results for a group of determined students.
These  results  took  the  form
results took
of a $1,500,000 grant from the
provincial government which,
translated into cold, hard buildings, meant that the Point was
to have a tenant.
On Saturday, October 28,
1922, UBC students capped a
week of campaigning for public
support with a pilgrimage from
the heart of Vancouver to Point
Purpose of the "Great Trek"
was to illustrate to Victoria the
pressing need for immediate
economic assistance to move the
UBC campus from Vancouver
to the Point.
The week prior to the Great
Trek was known as "Varsity
Week," and saw students cover
the city with posters calling for
public support.
For one day students petitioned the city, pointing out to
citizens that the Vancouver
campus was utilizing huts,
churches, tents, private homes
and basements for classes.
Result of the blitz was a
39,000-name petition to be added to 17,000 other signatures
which had been collected
throughout B.C. during the summer.
The Memorial Cairn, today an
invaluable link for the student
to his university's past, was considered a "mad expense" by
some when erected 40 years ago.
"The Memorial Cairn," said
Ubyssey editor H. M. Cassidy,
'owes its useless life to an unfortunate departure from the
ordinary procedure of student
Cassidy pointed out that the
$125 price tag on the Cairn
meant the loss of one-third of
the campaign funds, an amount
GREAT TREKKER for 1962 is
Dr. Norman MacKenzie. See
story on page three of today's
which could have been better
utilized for advertising-
Saturday morning UBC students and supporters gathered
it Davie and Granville, were
.arried cy streetcar to Tenth
.nd Sasamat and marched in a
inging band to the Point.
On arrival at the Point, students climbed the skeleton of
the Science building, which had
been started eight years before
but never completed due to a
lack of funds, and unfurled
faculty banners.
The Trekkers next formed up
in the letters UBC on an adjoining field and were recorded for
posterity by the movie men.
The students then assembled
at the Cairn, where they threw
pebbles into its hollow centre
and enclosed an account of the
AMS president Ab Richards
dedicated the Cairn, saying:
"To our successors let it be
emblematic of a united student
body. May it bring glory and
.lonor to our Alma Mater."
Within   two   weeks   the   gov-
srnment announced its loan and
he Great Trek had given UBC
a new home.
Alums go for
ride Saturday
Alumni are really going to get
carted around the campus this
Saturday morning the alumni
will look after themselves, attending lectures put on by the
Alumni  Association.
After lunch, though, they're
handed over to undergrads for
a tour of the campus in open-
air  jitnies.
They'll see the new chemical
engineering building, graduate
chemistry buliding, Faculty
Club, Graduate Student Centre,
tine arts building, and the
new education building, just
tor a start.
Pearkes to pay visit
The Lieutenant-Governor of
British Columbia will visit
a Homecoming dance Saturday night.
Major-General The Honorable George R. Pearkes,
UBC's official visitor, is one
of the patrons of Homecoming.
Although he will be unable
to attend the recptipn earlier
in the evening Pearkes is expected to drop in on the
dance at the Field House for
a  short  while. Page 2
Thursday, November 1, 1962
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Editor: Mike Grenby
WRITING By:  Eric  Wilson, Ron Riter,  Pat Horrobin,  Ann
Thornton, Richard Simeon, Glenn Schultz, Bert MacKinnon.
TECHNICAL^ Jo Britten, Dave Ablett, Mike Atchison. Photos
by Don Hume.
»v Layout: Donna Morris . :; ;
Published ones everv Homecoming especially, for Homecomirife
and for yi)u; This Special Homecoming Edition is produced*!©
help publicize Homecoming and spread the^true Homecoming
spirit so never again will it be said: "Homecoming—so what?"
Homecoming's purpose
What is the meaning and purpose of Homecoming?
Looking closely at previous years' celebrations, one has considerable difficulty in determining the motivation 'behind them.
The events that were planned were well organized and entertaining
but seemed to be completely unrelated to one another.
Ideally, Homecoming presents to the alumni the opportunity
to return to their Alma Mater and participate in the program that
is planned for them. Herein lies the challenge of this year's committee—to attempt to make the 1962 Homecoming program a true
In order to carry out this objective, two themes are prominent.
The first theme revolves around The Great Trek because this
year marks the 40th anniversary of this historic event. Along with
the annual Great Trekker Award presentation, the Committee has
planned a Great Trekker Commemoration Banquet and Parade
whose basic theme centres around the Great Trek.
The second theme evolves from the idea that we as students
should be able to present an event that will motivate the alumni
to return to the campus. To this end, we are holding a "Day on
Campus" in which the alumni and any other interested persons
are invited to participate.
In light of these new innovations we suggest the student-
centered activities, namely the Pep Rally and the Saturday night
dances, form the very backbone of our festivities.
We feel we have a program with a purpose and extend a
cordial welcome to you to participate in every aspect of this year's
Homecoming celebrations, i
See you all at Homecoming '62. 'j'
1962 Student Homecoming Committee
Something new for '62
As chairman of the 1962 Alumni Homecoming Committee, it
gives me great pleasure to invite you to this warm and -worthwhile
annual event.
This year Homecoming offers something new, an innovation
that is timely, topical, provocative, and stimulating.
It is the lecture series: "Trends and Topics '62."
There are three distinct series, each consisting of three lectures
which cover a wide range. The lectures are free, and good support
will warrant their becoming a permanent part of Homecoming.
The Alumni Association has put much time and effort into
the series, because we believe the quest for education should 'be
a recognized and vital part of Homecoming. Thus Homecoming
will be a living thing as well as a sentimental return to the past.
The lecture series are opert to both alumni and students, z
This year Homecoming has much to offer, some of it new, and
all of it exciting.
The downtown parade has been revived, and will whirl its
merry way through the streets Saturday, November 3.
There will be the usual ..sporting activities, along with a golf
tournament open to faculty, alumni, and students-
Tours" will ensure that old graduates get a good look at new
buildings that have sprung up on campus, making it one of Canada's most modern and impressive. Students will act as guides.
Class reunions will be held in the comfortable atmosphere of
warmth and friendships,, many of which have lasted the best part
of 50 years.
For the first time at Homecoming there has been close cooperation between the student and alumni Homecoming committees. Many of the events would not have been possible without this.
Everything is set for Homecoming, one of the great, significant, and memorable events of the University year.
It is something 1 am sure you will not want to miss. On behalf
of all those who have played a part in preparing for Homecoming
'62, may I extend to you the warmest of invitations.
1962 Alumni Homecoming Committee
Hole, hoop games Friday
Golf and basketball will be the sports highlights of Friday's Homecoming events.
The Homecoming golf tournament will tee off at 12 noon
at University golf course.
Prizes and the trophy will be awarded at the banquet at
7:30 p.m. For further information and registration call Doug
Bajus at MU 5-0421 or John Russell at RE 1-2127.
Friday night the Homecoming basketball game will feature Grads and the Birds. This year there will be two basketball games. The first game, which starts at 8 p.m-, will have
grads befor.a 1950 playing against each other.
At 8:45 p.m. the big game gets under way with the grads
of 1950-61 taking on the Birds.
Bonfire rally
to spark game
A torchlight parade and
bonfire meet have been
planned as a prelude to Friday  night's  basketball game.
Pep band, Cheerleaders and
torch-bearers will leave the
Marine Drive residences at
6:45 p.m. and march by way
of Fort Camp to the parking
lot behind Brock Hall.
The bonfire starts at 7:30
p.m. and will feature cheerleaders, fireworks and more
Birds must
beat Huskies
or lose title
This year's Homecoming football game between the Birds and
the University of Saskatchewan
Huskies Saturday at 2 p.m.
should be a wide open high
scoring contest.
The Birds go into the game
with a> share of first place and
must.win if they are to retain
their championship.
The Thunderbirds scraped by
the Alberta Golden Bears in
their last conference game and
have improved greatly since
their last outing against the
Huskies when they trounced
the dogs 33-0.
Quarterbacking the Birds will
be Barry Carkner who is
acknowledged by coach Gnup
to be "one of the best signal
callers this school has ever
The engineers are going to
put on the half-time show and
have committed themselves to
launching Canada's first astronauts.
The winning floats of the
Homecoming parade will also
be on display during half-time.
Parade returns
for Hornecoming
An old but welcome friend is returning to Homecoming this
Saturday for the first time in three years. '
The  traditional   Homecoming
Parade, this year with 25
floats, will wind through city
streets to advertise and celebrate Homecoming '62 and
honor the 40th anniversary of
the Great Trek.
The parade will be based on
three major themes: campus
history, campus humor and football.
An added feature of this
year's parade is the inclusion
of a dozen antique cars from
Vancouver's Antique Car Club
and private owners.
The 25 entries have been received from eight undergraduate
societies, eight Greek letter
societies, eight clubs and committees and one residence.
Several of the groups have
combined their efforts to produce a float. Trophies will be
awarded for the best floats.
The parade has been made possible by the change from Friday and Saturday night Homecoming dances to two simultaneous dances on Saturday
this year.
The new system eliminates
the problems of expenses and
decorating which prevented
the parade from being held the
past three years. •
Parade chairman Bill Redmond said both students and
alumni will participate in the
parade, but the idea is that the
students will make the Homecoming   for   the   alumni.
"One of the main reasons for
the reinstatement of the parade
this year was to commemorate
the 40th Anniversary of the
Great  Trek,"   Redmond added.
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TONI BURT, Miss Medicine,
really stands out in her faculty. Not only is she above
most matters (being an even
six feet tall) but she also represents    one-quarter    of    the
female population in her 60-
member first-year class. Toni,
20, Who skiis and.plays tennis
when she isn't dissecting cadavers, has wanted to make
a career out of medicine ever
■- since she was five years old.
LINDA GIBSON, Miss Engineering, is a fourth-year nurse
who models bridal gowns for
travelling clothing buyers and
in fashion shows. Blue eyes
and blonde hair complete this
model-nurse who calls Victoria home. Linda, 21, plans
to go into psychiatric nursing
after she graduates. Skating
and horse-riding are two of
her chief extra-curricular
Social Work, took last year -
off after getting her BA to
absorb some business courses.
A 23-year-old blue-eyed
blonde, Sharon plans to go
into the field of correctional
social work after she graduates. Sharon, whose home is
in Victoria, enjoys reading
and music when the social
pressure of work lets up.
Miss Home Ec-Forestry, hopes
to be able to go abroad after
graduation and do public relations work in the field of
home economics, especially
among the peoples of underdeveloped countries. Now in
her second year the 19-year-
old green-eyed brunette of
Norwegian background is interested in piano, sewing and
public speaking (in which
she has won an award).
JOYCE JUNG, Miss Commerce, plans to article after
her graduation. Currently in
her third year of commerce,
Joyce, 21, counts bowling,
skating and piano among her
spare time activities. The petite browmeyed brunette is
also a member of the Chinese
Varsity Club. She was Hi-Y
Queen of the lower mainland
in 1959.
Agriculture, is an adventurous
Redhead who last summer
hitch-hiked through Europe
with a girl friend. Now in her
third year Maureen came to
Vancouver from Ocean Falls
five years ago. She has her
blue eyes set on post-graduate
work in genetics and in the
meantime, the 19-year-old
spends-her spare moments doing oil paintings.
MARY-LEE    MAGEE,    Miss
Arts, is an Irish colleen with
a strange taste in color. Even
on St. Patrick's day you'll
have a hard time finding anything green on Mary-Lee who
has an unpatriotic passion for
red. Nevertheless the color
provides an attractive contrast
with her black hair and blue
eyes. A 19-year-old fourth-
year arts student, Mary-Lee
plans to make social work
•her career.
ANNE     PURSLOW,     Miss
Fort Camp, got a rich send-
off—in the form of $2,800-
worth of prizes and scholarships—when she graduated
from high school in Kelowna.
Still resting on her laurels
Anne toured Canada last
summer before coming back
to UBC for her second year
of arts. A blue-eyed brunette,
19-year-old Anne plans to go
into Social Work.
Education, left her home town
of Kamloops this year in a
blaze of glory. The president
of her high school's student
council, Maureen was chosen
best all-round student and won
$700 in scholarships for getting the highest marks in her
district. The 17 - year - old
brown-eyed brunette is majoring in math and history on
a secondary education program.
Marine  Drive   Residences,   is
an adventuresome Yankee who
left her home at Santa Ynez
(near Santa Barbara), California, to come and take first-
year arts at UBC. Heidi, 18,
still hasn't decided what she
wants to go in for and is at
university simply to learn and
be out on her own. Among the
blue-eyed brunette's hobbies
are water - skiing, sailing,
horseback riding and singing.
Acadia, is a professional
horse-racing    jockey    when
. she's not pursuing her studies
in fourth-year primary education. She owns several race
horses at her home in Williams Lake and as well as
racing them, rides for other
racehorse owners in western
Canada and in the northwestern U;S. Jean, 21, has blue
eyes and brown hair; she has
• been Stampede Queen and
May Queen in Williams Lake.
Miss Science, was born in
Latvia and came to Canada
in 1951 after six years in
Sweden.. Parsla (which means
"snowflake"), who is in her
third year with English and
zoology majors, hopes eventually to end up teaching in
Europe. A green-eyed 19-year-
old blonde , Parsla is an avid
skier and also enjoys reading
and  sewing.
Frosh, became queen of her
high school in Nelson earlier
this year. Then she won the
Miss Nelson contest. And six
weeks ago Diane captured the
Frosh Queen title. A first-year
arts student she has spent her
past summers as fashion counsellor for the Hudson's Bay
Company. Diane, who plans to
go into elementary education,
is 18, and has green eyes and
blonde hair.
CHRIS TISDALE, Miss Physical Education, hopes to go to
Japan after she graduates in
1964 to attend the Olympic
Games there that year. Fencing, hockey, climbing and skiing are Chris's favorite pastimes. A five-foot-two eyes-of-
blue blonde, Chris, 20, is one
of the few Vancouverites in
the contest.
JOAN TURNER, Miss Pharmacy, comes to UBC from
Kamloops and now is in her
third year of pill punching.
Brown is the color of this
girl's eyes and hair; 21 is
the number of years she has
to her credit. Joan took her
first year of university by
correspondence so she could
spend more time at her favorite hobby, figure-skating. She
still skates and plays the piano
as well. .Page-4
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Who underwrites the WUSC group plan? — Canada Health
and Accident Assurance Corporation, Canada's largest Health
and accident company, chartered by the Dominion Government of Canada.
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Page 5
An opera for the eye and for
he ear—that is Puccini's Tos-
a. We have here one of the
npst .compelling pieces of
heatre to flow from the pen
f a master of lyric expression,
'his is no conventional oper-
tic spectacle but a work in
/hich ^virtually every note re-
tiforces the dramatic context.
With three fortissimo chords
(receding the eurtain's rise,
he sinster motive of Scarpia,
uthless Roman chief of police,
i set out. While he appears in
nly one and one half of the
iree acts, his malevolent
pirit pervades the whole
raraa, as the pervertor of jus-
ce, the enemy of the painter
avaradossi, and the admirer
f Cavaradossi's love, the sing-
r T?osca.
isters, which enabled her to
maintain an even, rich, melodic
line. Her Vissi d'arte was notable for vocal restraint, making the despair expressed in
the aria all the more poignant.
Hated by Scarpia and loved
by Tosca, the painter Cavara-
dossi remains a rather con-
ventional operatic role, requiring less from the inter-
preter's acting resources than
from his singing.
Although Richard Cassily's
is not an Italianate voice, its
strength and clarity are strong
assets. Not only could his
Cassily produce a sweetness
of tone that imbued his duets
with Tosca with much tenderness, but equally well he could
summon the brilliance necessary to give impact to his denunciation of Scarpia.
The lesser roles represented
a rather mixed achievement,
although Napoleon Bisson's
Sacristan combined a rich
steady baritone with a fine
comic sense. In fact Mr. Bisson
might be accused of making
the Sacristan into a comic
rather than a slightly ridiculous figure.
Karl Norman's police agent
Spoletta was suitably menacing if erratic, while John Dunbar as the escaped political
prisoner Angelotti failed to
give quite the measure of desperation required of his role.
As in the past however, it
was the excellence of coordination that really made the
Vancouver Opera Association
production a success. Irving
Guttman managed to avoid the
stilted appearance of many
operatic productions while
Gail McCance again proved
himself one of the eompany's
most valuable assets.
His sets and lighting were
just about ideal. The opening
scene in the church managed
to be effective without being
elaborate. And the scene in
Scarpia's apartment was one
of the finest this reviewer has
seen in any opera. Tosca's
black gown set off dramatically
irom the red hued ceiling and
dark green walls. Brightening
the ceiling following Scarpia's
death resulted in a feeling of
great relief in the music being
reinforced on the stage-—a
clever piece of stagecraft
But in Tosca the greatest
burden lies with the conductor.
In Puccini's score the orchestra
Chester Ludgin's was a
rong conception of Scarpia
hieh only those close enough
> the stage to see his facial
<PEessions could fully appreci-
;e. This man is a real singing
itojr, whose every move is
dculated for dramatic effect,
e -gave, galvanic impact to
i%. first act finale set in the
lurch of St. Andrea della
alle, where Scarpia's voice
ses. above the chorus in a sud-
;ni outburst of religious zeal,
Ejren more impressive was
udgin's second act perform-
ic£ in Scarpia's apartment,
hdre the police chief tries,
rcefully to seduce Tosca.
ere Ludgin easily dominated
:e* stage, bringing out both
e sinister and lustful elements
his role.
Tosca as concieved by Bev-
ly Bower possessed less, of
e prima donna's fiery tem-
;rament than one might ex-
;ct in the role. Her expres-
3ns of jealously, pride, and
ill were vocally but not visibly completely convincing,
ie scene- surrounding her
lling of Scarpia could have
id more effect as well. Great-
shock and horror shouldi
<ve- been shown when she
w on the table the knife with
aich she might commit murd-
. And greater hesitancy of
jyement would have created
Die suspense in the scene
llowing  the  murder.
Vocally however, her per-
rmance often verged on
ulence. Miss Bower pos-
ises a very secure vocal in-
Attention of all creative writers (and others) is drawn to
;he current literary contest being sponsored by Artisan.
Satire (prose or poetry), personal;essay and verse are
;he three categories with a prose limit of 600 words, a verse
imit of 25 lines.
^ First prize is $20, second prizes (in each of the remain-
ng categories) are $5. Judging will be done by Prof. Jacob
Silber of the English department.
Deadline is Nov. 10. Submit to Artisan Literary Contest, Arts U.S. Office, Bu. 115.
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does not merely accompany the
singers but is continually emphasizing the dramatic situations. What a powerful impact
conductor Otto-Werner Mueller
and the orchestra gave to Scar-
pia's first entrance and what
dramatic surge they built up
to climax his murder.
There were passages which
went by rather dully, such as
the introduction to the third
act, but these were relatively
few. The driving intensity and
tension built up with the confrontation of Tosca and Scarpia in Act II and the gradual
building up of emotional fer-
ver in the first act finale still
stand out vividly in the mind.
Conductor Mueller and dir-
ector Guttman constantly, stressed the forward movement of
the plot,.rarely allowing tension to subside. All elements of
the production were directed
to this end and the result was
truly   Grand  Opera.
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Council roundup
Well then—what's
an Ivory Tower?
Ubyssey  Council  Reporter
Student council is still battling semantics.
When council failed to agree recently on the meaning of
"student councillor" and 'council committee," they appointed
a committee to find out.
Last   week    they    appointed
law president Sam Merrifield tof
find out the difference between
'Alma  Mater  Society,  and 'stu
dent hody'.
Anda few minutes.Jajer^council bogged down over the distinction between 'student body'
and 'student council'.
No committee was appointed
this time and none of the other
committees has yet reported
• •      •
Homecoming   football   fans
may not have to sit in the mud
Council moved a request to
the administration Monday
night to replace 3,000 bleacher
seats removed last summer from
the stadium.
They also recommended that
standing room for the game be
sold for less than the regular
75 cents admission price.
A motion to censure the Men's
Athletic Committee for removing the seats was defeated.
* *      •
Councillors are up in arms
over the lack of a sidewalk on
the East Mall for heavy morning pedestrian traffic.
The traffic commission recommended the sidewalk last summer but the administration spent
the money to pave faculty and
staff parking lots.
Commerce president Lloyd
Martin was appointed to ap-
proach director of traffic Sir
Ouvry Roberts about the side-
Irresistible force;
immovable object
Three pails of moist cow
tfijknure were dropped oh Brock
Hall steps because a UBC librarian  refused to back  down.
Forty engineers marched on
the college library Tuesday, intending to dump the dung in
front of the glass doprs.
But college library head Mrs.
Eleanor Hoeg held them off.
"None of that here," she
snapped when the engineers
moved forward carrying their
The engineers retreated but
not for long.
One engineer, braver than
the rest, actually started to
pour his gooey mess, he was
cut off by a "smart body-block
from Mrs. Hoeg and forced
"Let's dump it on Brock
Hall,", shouted a redshirt. And
they did.
AMERICAN BIOLOGIST Dr. Arnold Grobman is main speaker in UBC seminar on high
school biology courses Friday
and Saturday. More than 2'00,
educators from Western Cana-
ada and the U.S. will attend.
Homecoming ousts
Phys Ed classes
Because of Homecoming preparations, physical education
classes scheduled for Friday
afternoon and Saturday morning in the Field House will be
held outside.
In case of bad weather, the
classes will be cancelled.
Friday last day
to get AMS cards
AMS card retakes must be
picked up this week. They
will be distributed until Friday in front of the Phrateres
office in the North Brock
Medical students' cards are
available from the medical
office in Wesbrook.
Thursday, November I, 1962
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New yo-yo fence
goes up, then down
UBC has a yoyo fence.
It is located at the north end of the stadium and just keeps
going up and down.
Page 7
During the summer 3,000 stadium seats were removed, along
with the fence, when it w a s
thought the stadium would be
the site of a new winter sports
But the site changed and a
aew fence was constructed.
-_ Only this fence is too low,
says Men's Athletic Committee.
Students can see into the stadium from the narking lot behind.
■ On Oct. 3, MAC allotted $450
fOr rebuilding the fence and replacing some of the seats—now
sitting  behind C-Lot.
But Building and Grounds
says there is not enough money
for both.
"The fence will cost $300  to
$400    alone,"    said   B    and
superintendent  Tom Hughes.
$450 FENCE
Student councillors don't understand why MAC is spending
$450 to prohibit 20 or 30 people
from seeing a game while several hundred paying customers
have to sit in the mud.
Bernie Papke, co-ordinator of
student activities, said MAC
should "think of the students
If you feel like procrastinating you can still get your tickets
for the two Homecoming dances
at the door Saturday night.
Dances (in Armory and Field
House) strat at 9 p.m., cost $3.50
a couple.
Student council supports
Indian National Defence
Student council has passed a motion supporting India
in the Indo-Chinese border dispute.
The motion condemned the action as "undeclared war"
and called it a threat to world peace.
It is located at the north end of the stadium and it just keeps
UBC who, in support of their country, have started a fund
drive among themselves-
So far Indian students have contributed $1,200 towards
the National Defence Fund of India.
And they puan to organize banquets and variety entertainment to raise more.
Students wishing to contribute may do so in the physics
building, Room 312.
Tories, Whigs, losing
grip, claims Berger
The old-line parties have lest forever their monopoly on
Canadian politics, says a socialist MP.
Tom   Berger,    NDP   member
for Vancouver-Burrard, said
the last federal election proved
conclusively that "this is a
Parliament  of  minorities."
He dismissed Liberal and
Conservative claims that minority parties are harmtful to government.
"Diefenbaker's enormous majority   in    1957   has    provided
Canada   with  its most harmful
government,"  he  said.
He also discounted "idiotic
rumors" on Parliament Hill
'bat there would  be alignment
between    the    New   Democrats,
and the Liberals.
"So long as the Liberals
have men such as Premier
Smallwood of Newfoundland
and Ross Thatcher, leader of'
the Liberals in Saskatchewan,
it would be idiotic to suggest •
a merger between these two
parties," Berger said.
He   claimed   that   the   only-
alignment emerging is between,^
the     Liberals,     Socreds     and
He pointed out that the.
Liberals and Socreds both
voted with the Tories on their
Cuban and  Columbia policies.
FREELOADING councillor Bernie Papke peers over top of
relocated stadium fence,
moved after Men's Athletic
Committee said students could
watch football games from
outside the park.
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Thursday, November 1, 1962
'tween classes
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Bald Soprano sings
in Auditorium today
"The Bald Soprano," a one-act play by Ionesco, Auditorium
at noon today, admission 25 cents.
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UBC Bagpipe Band—important meeting in band room Friday  noon.
Bible study in St. Mark's noon
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"Spain in Shakespeare" lec-
tnre by Arthur Montague noon
today Bu. 203.
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Re-run, by popular demand:
f,The Battle of Russia," noon today, Bu. 104.
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Discussion on Trinidad noon
today,  Bu.  102.
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Guy Carawan will speak on
southern folk music and play
tapes of his own collections.
Noon today, Bu. 106.
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All former members holding
unused 1961-62 tickets must re-
, -deem them on Monday, Nov. 12
—New Educ 207 at 12:30. Tickets are void after this date.
UBC psychiatrist
to speak on Africa
Dr. Edward L. Margetts, of
UBQ's psychiatry department
will lecture Saturday on "Magic
and Medicine in Africa."
The illustrated lecture will
be held at 8:15 p.m. under the
auspices of the Vancouver Institute  in Buchanan Building.
Dr. Margetts, a UBC faculty
member since 1959, is former
psychiatrist to the government
of Kenya.
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Rev. Geoff Parke-Taylor
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All-Phi meeting for all members noon today, Bu. 102.
UWO outlaws
freshman parking
LONDON (CUP>—The board
of governors at the University of Western Ontario has
banned freshman parking on
The move is designed to reduce the number of cars on
The buildings and grounds
superintendent foretold the
eventual abolition of all student parking.
"The administration accepts
no responsibility for providing
parking space," he sadd. "It
is a privilege, not a right."
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