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Quorum reduction
• referendum today
Vol. XLV
No. 6
Listing fee
j^    Landlords will  pay   to   have
■ their   own   rooms   inspected   i.
- recommendations by a student
bousing committee are instituted.
A committee formed at Monday's Council meeting to investigate charges of substandard student housing off campus
. decided Wednesday that lands'" lords should pay to have their
accommodations listed with the
University Housing Administration.
University housing has protested that they don't have
the funds to carry out an inspection program.
A  dollar   or  two  from each
'   landlord should solve the problem, the committee decided.
"After    all,    they're    getting
free  advertising," said committee member Bernie Papke.
"And a listing until the place
* is rented is a lot more than a
newspaper ad would give," said
Papke, " AMS co-ordinator of
The six-man committee will
present its proposals to Council Monday and after wards to
University Housing.
Bon Tse, Grad studies president, suggested that landlords
should be asked whether they
would accept foreign students.
- of the AMS.
He termed the discrimination
■* problem "not embarrassing  but
a nuisance" to colored students.
Interested students can send
■their   own   ideas   to   committee
* chairman Jolyn Hallows.
Quorum drop
to-10 percent
asked by AMS
Student vote today to lower the quorum required for
general meetings.
The present quorum requirement is 15 per cent of the student body. Student council wants to lower the requirement to
10 per cent.
It wants the quorum lowered
because too few students turn
nut to the general meetings.
Council must have a quorum
lo conduct student business,
pass constitutional revisions or
money bylaws.
General meetings are held
once a year in the spring.
Because last year's meeting
lacked a quorum, student council's  hands  were  tied.
Therefore they have called a
special general meeting Oct. 18.
The referendum will fail un-
Photo by George Fielder
THE MONSTER MASHE is title dubbed on latest bit of campus
architecture, unveiled by second year engineers in front of
library Wednesday. The paper mashe masterpiece was
promptly burned by persons unknown. Big Fanny Storgoff
is not suspected.
Aid, Campbell says 'so what'
to discrimination charges
Alderman Tom Campbell
told The Ubyssey Wednesday
there was no need to point
out discrimination in housing.
"Everyone knows racial
discrimination exists in Vancouver," he said.
"Therefore there is no reason to point it out."
•      •      •
He referred to recent Ubyssey charges that racial discrimination existed in off-campus
rooms or suites for students.
He accused a Negro reporter who accompanied The
Ubyssey survey of: "going out
to look for a little trouble."
The Ubyssey said the Negro
reporter was turned down at
more than 50 per cent of the
houses at  which  he applied.
"The report of discrimination was not really much
good," said the alderman, "be
cause the reporter was out to
promote a good story."
*      •      •
"But it IS important to
point out discrimination," said
associate editor of The Ubyssey,   Fred  Fletcher.
"Discrimination is not
something to hide."
In an earlier radio interview Campbell said: "The
Ubyssey was out looking
for trouble." He admitted
Wednesday that he had only
read parts of The Ubyssey
story before going on the*air.
The Ubyssey also charged
that the majority of rooms or
suites offered in private homes
were   unsuitable  and illegal.
Campbell dismissed the
charges lightly by saying
there were almost 20,000 illegal suites In Vancouver, including the Point Grey area.
Student autonomy may be
threatened by quorum problems, says Ubyssey council
reporter on Page 3. Pros and
cons of question discussed on
Page 2.
He said that he was not
aware of rumors of a large
low-rental apartment development for the University area.
Most homes in the Point
Grey area are licensed to rent
rooms and suites Campbell
Anyone who wants a license
can get one even if their
rooms are substandard," he
Half the licensed suites in
the area surveyed are illegal,
Campbell  said.
•      •      •
Arthur Sager, director of
International House, agrees
that racial discrimination exists  in the Point Grey area.
But he felt it was impractical on the strength of a single
survey to say that 50 percent
of Point Grey landlords practiced   discrimination.
less 15 per cent of the students
vote. It needs a two-thirds majority to pass.
AMS first vice-president Peter
Shepard said it is "almost impossible" to get a quorum under
the old minimum requirements.
"Student autonomy could be
in danger," he said.
"The referendum will be presented again and again if we
don't get that 15 per cent out
to vote," Peter Leask, student
returning officer, said Wednesday.
"That's how important it is."
Polling booths are situated
in the Armory to service the
expected thousands attending
Clubs Day.
All students are eligible to
vote but must present their library cards to poll returning
officers. The polls are open from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
75 Gorgons gobble
unsuspecting Frosh
Club's Day 1962 gets underway today at noon in the
Representatives of 75 major clubs on campus will have
displays of all shapes and
forms to entice unwary Frosh
into their folds.
A-G asked
for decision
on UBC vote
The Attorney-General's department will rule on the eligibility of university students to
vote in the forthcoming Point
Grey byelection.
Provincial registrar of voters,
Kenneth Morton, earlier decided that transient students would
not be given a vote.
But after protests by the
campus Liberal and New Democratic clubs, the matter has
been referred to the Attorney-
General's   department.
Morton said Tuesday the
4,000 students residing in Point
Grey during the university year
are ineligible because their
permanent or parents' homes
are outside the riding.
Morton claims that the ineligibility of transient students is
based on the section that reads:
"The residence of a person
shall be deemed the place in
which his habitation is fixed,
and to which, whenever he is
absent, he has the intention of
And the Liberal club president Russ Munro counters with
another quotation from the
"The residence of a single
man shall be where he usually
sleeps, without regard to where
he takes his meals or is employed."
Munro also claimed that
most students living in Point
Grey during the university
year have no intention of returning home.
To back its claims that transient students have a vote, the
Liberal club is passing a petition around campus dormitories.
More than, 100 names were
collected Tuesday evening,
Munro said. When enough students have signed, he said the
petition will be submitted to
Morton. Page 2
Thursday, September 27, 1962
We can ...but we can't
UBC students are caught in the middle of
an elections act ambiguity for the up-coming
Point Grey by-election.
Contradictions in the act make students
both qualified and unqualified at the same time
to exercise their franchises.
States section 5a of Chapter 5 of the act:
"The residence of a person shall be deemed
to be the place in which his habitation is fixed,
and to which, whenever.he is absent, he has
the intention of returning."
Students living in residence or near the
University for the school year are there only
temporarily. At the end of the school year, they
will return to their homes in other areas, and
thus do not meet residence requirements according to this section.
But section 5g of the same chapter of the
same act states:
"The residence of a single man shall be
where he usually sleeps . . . ."
In the case of University students who are
.here eight months of the year, this section contradicts the. previous section, making .out-of-
town students eligible to vote because they
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sleep here the better part of the year.
The solution that has been suggested  to
this problem is unsatisfactory.       _ 	
Citv voting registrar Ken Morton said  he   B°ard .of The Ubyssey and not necessarily those' of the Alma Mater Society or the"Universit*
1  DllL, m*r ct,T,Wa »W narpntc: Hvp in   of BC- Telephone CA 4"3242- Locals; Editor-25; News-23; Photography-24.
Editor-in-chief:  Keith Bradbury
Published three times weekly throughout the  University year in Vancouver by the Aim*
Mater Society, University of B.C. Editorial opinions expressed are those of the Editorial
will allow only students whose parents live in
the Point Grey riding to vote in the byelec-
The students have protested this arbitrary
ruling and rightly so.
In most other Canadian provinces, and in
federal elections, students have double residence privileges. That is, a student may vote
in the riding in which the university is situated
if he is attending school at the time an election
is held. Or he may vote in his home riding if
he is not.
Why cannot this privilege be instituted pro-
vincially in B.C.?
As a result of the student protests, Mr. Morton will meet with Attorney-General Bonrier
on Friday to get a ruling on student eligibility.
This would be an opportune time for the
government to clean up the contrasting sections
of the act arid to look into the possibiliy of double residence privileges for UBC students.
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TECHNICAL:  Clint Pulley.
Letters to the editor
A choice between two eyifc
A visiting political philosopher is sitting on
one horn of the dilemma surrounding the place
of the press in modern society.
Sitting on the opposite horn is the Vancouver Province.
Prof. Joseph Tussman said government
should carefully supervise the mass communications media—not to control them—but to see
that the information they dispense is "correct".
The Province suggests that this would lead
to1 political control of material printed and adds
that this would be a mortal blow to democracy.
The newspaper self-righteously implies that
the present method of control" by large corporations leads to an unbiased and efficient reporting of Dplitical news that forms a backbone
lor democracy.
There is no question that Prof. Tussman's
suggestion would almost eliminate reporting
unfayorable to the government that set the
standards of correctness.
On the other hand, The Province, controlled
by a mammoth corporation with a built-in big
business bias, offers little more to the reader
who wants unbiased information to use as a
basis for rational political decisions.
But what is the alternative to the alternatives?
There is apparently none. We are left to
choose the better of two inadequate systems.
The dilemma has sharp horns indeed.
Government control is all-pervading and
stifles all opposition.;
Private control, ;at the same time, stifles
most competition, but it puts more than one
view before the public. And corporations are
restricted in their influence by anti-combines
Public corporations such as the CBC function .without bias now, but this is because of
the pressure exerted by the private communications systems. If biased news were to emanate
from the government media it would be disclosed by competing communications means.
Private ownership of mass media, as unsatisfactory as it may be, is more satisfactory
and less dangerous than the remedy proposed
by the good professor.
Poor Jock
The infamous Jack Ornstein, former controversial
columnjst of The Ubyssey, is
attending the University qf
Minnesota  this   year:
The    following    is    a    letter
from him:
The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
sir. i am being mostly gracious for your patronage while
hiring me while i there, but i
no longer there, in fact i here,
while there i got paper, i even
got IN paper, now i no get in
paper, now i no longer even
GET paper.
what the matter you?
there are 32,000 students
here, i am one of them, now
it true what my mother always
say— " My Jackie is 1 in
32,000." tuition costs about a
million dollars here but it takes
V2 or Vt the time to register.
with 32,000 students, who
can blame them for shortening
the waiting and writing period"?
(i don't.) meanwhile, i am still
ubysseyless. i feel insecure
without my status symbol,
what the  matter you?
i just got this typewriter
and kant type to wellll. did
yu  n-o-t-ic-e?!/3—324/????
well i have to get back to
my book because i'm running
out of intelligent and import-
ant things to say. so far i
haven't heard about any John
birch society—but i heard
their motto: "WORLD, GO
HOME." they are obviously
people who aren't up on what
they're  down  on!
please send me paper and
news of the old homestead.
i miss you all.
(what matter  with me?)
Yours  truly
Two sides to cutting the quorum
PRO: get work done
Acting AMS President
Here are the pros and
cons of the referendum being
voted on today to lower the
quorum for Alma Mater
Society general meetings.
CON: lose freedom
Today the 14,000 students of UBC are being
confronted with one of the most important
student government issues of the current session.
The constitution of the Alma Mater Society,
the organization to which all students belong,
calls for two general meetings in every academic year.
The quorum for a general meeting is set at
15 per cent of all students enrolled. Failure to
get a quorum means that no business can be
Last year's spring general meeting was
widely publicized weeks before the actual
event. The meeting failed for want of a quorum.
It was effectively demonstrated then that
the University had grown too large and too
impersonal for the 15 per cent quorum figure
to have any validity.
It was then all too clear that the student
population, greater than most towns and cities
in British Columbia, could not expect even a
15 per cent turnout of its membership in one
place at one time.
The attempt to reduce the quorum is not in
any way an attempt to abridge the democratic
rights of the students.
The quorum reduction referendum Is simply an attempt to make workable a system
which is now unworkable, to make wieldy and
possible what is now unwieldy and impossible.
Since the general meeting is an integral
part of the government apparatus of the Society, its failure-to operate paralyzes the rest of
the machinery, business bogs down, and no
action on'the irnportant issyes of student government can take place. Reduction of the quorum is the practical, common-sense approach
to the problem.
Ubyssey Associate Editor
It is hard to justify reducing the quorum
for the general meeting.
It strikes one as a streamlining of student
government—that is, sacrificing democracy at
the hands of efficiency.
The general meeting is, at present, the closest thing there is to democracy on the campus.
But, the only reason we have it is because of
the Societies Act.
The Act requires meetings of members be
held so that business does not fall into the
hands of a small power-packed group and leave
the majority of members with no say.
Reduction of the AMS quorum will put the
big business of the AMS in the hands of about
1,400 persons instead of about 2,100.
A reduction of 700 can be a great factor.
The new reduced quorum will be inspiration for small power groups to attempt to sway
—or even control or prevent—conduct of AMS
For instance the Engineers regular contingent of 300 to 400 who vote all the same way
—usually negatively, no matter what the issue
—takes on added strength.
And it becomes easier for faculties such as
Arts—which would have to arouse only about
10-12 per cent of its membership—to have complete control of the meeting.
Since the fall general meetings were discontinued, only one spring general meeting has
failed—the last one. And the reasons were a
lack of controversial issues and no promotional
program on he part of the student council.
For general meetings to be meaningful as an
instrument of membership control over Alma
Mater Society business, today's referendum
should be defeated.
Looi, ma, no hands Thursday,  September 27,   1962
Page 3
students rights
Ubyssey Council Reporter
The foundations of democracy are crumbling!
A little strong?  Yet if today's quorum referendum fails
students may lose their most important control over student
government—the general meeting.
A general meeting gives stu
dents a chance to decide for
themselves important issues, issues that affect their pocket-
book as well as their constitutional rights.
But without a quorum it is
•* Councillors say it has become impossible to get the
required 15 per -tfent of the
student body to a general meeting, and they say even the proposed 10 per cent won't be
Is it because UBC students
are apathetic?
«» "No," says returning officer
Peter Leask. "It's just that as
the size of an institution increases, interest 'per capita'
goes down."
That councillors and election
officials are willing to go to the
trouble of presenting the quorum referendum two or three
times if necessary is art indication of its importance.
A referendum vote costs over
125 hours of student time.
Plus as much as $75 for ballots and advertising.
Plus the time of Building and
Grounds workmen setting up
polling stations.
Plus three or four thousand
minutes of student time spent
in voting;
* All this to pass a referendum
that officials fear students will
No extra police for
campus vandalism
Buildings and Grounds will
not employ any additional patrols to check vandalism on
B and G superintendent Tom
Hughes said all investigations
into thefts and vandalism are
handled by the RCMP.
Vandals went on a window-
smashing spree last week and
thieves stole $463 from Brock
Hall early Sunday.
Hughes said B and G's responsibility is limited to patrols
which tour the buildings. "In
case of trouble the patrol notifies the nearest RCMP or fire
station," he said.
Dry retreat
for Frosh
No liquor at the Frosh Retreat, the Alma Mater Society
has decreed.
The retreat is sponsored by
the AMS and the constitution
prohibits the use of alcoholic
beverages at any AMS functions.
Also, the retreat will be held
at a YMCA camp, student councillors pointed out.
Freshmen and Freshettes
think "too dull to bother voting leave Brock Hall Friday at 5:30
on." I pm.   and  return  Sunday  night
,   If we do we are really apa-  for   the   annual seminar   week-
thetic. I end.
Toronto seeks gov't,
aid to stop race bar
TORONTO   (CUP)—The  University  of  Toronto  student
council voted last week to ask the Ontario government to
..srenghthen its legislation on housing discrimination.    »
The university told the  gov
ernment it wanted jurisdiction
over boarding houses and
dwellings with fewer than six
self-contained units housing
university  students.
At present these accommodations are not included in, the
provincial law Iprbidding racial
discrimination by landlords.
The student council voted to
carry out an educational program to eliminate discrimination.
The first step in the campaign
is a letter to landlords drafted
jointly by the council and the
president of the Ontario Human
Rights Committee.
Council president Jordan Sullivan said in support of the
"We want  to  educate people
to the fact that to discriminate
is to deny a man his humanity
on the basis of his color.
"No one has  the right to dc
Drip for charity
in blood drive
Bleed generously, pleads
the Canadian Red Cross.
The annual Red Cross blood
drive will be held from Oct. 1
to 5 this year. Blood will be
collected in the Armory.
Each faculty, fraternity and
residence will compete to see
which group donates the
most blood. All those over 18
years old are eligible to bleed.
Just this time last year,  one of the  events of 1961
took place, when Canon David Somerville challenged
both  Comfortable  Christian and  Questioning  Critic
alike in a Sermon at St. Anselm's|
This Sunday evening will see a repeat performance.
Time: 7:30 p.m. Place: St. Anselm's, University Blvd.
SUFFERING from shock, Dave
Kester, Eng. 1, discovers
what he looks like on an AMS
The University will stage a
for the first time since 1958.
The parade was discontinued
as an unjustified expense and
some people felt student conduct during the parade was
giving the University a "black
But it was revived this year
to   commemorate   the   40th   anniversary of the Great Trek.
"There used to be a tradition
that homecoming was a. big
drunk," says this year's homecoming   chairman  Paul Marley.
"But that tradition has been
broken and we don't expect any
trouble," he said.
Police have already okayed
the parade of about 20 floats
and 100 marchers.
The   floats,   costing   $75   and
up, will be inspected before the
The parade will be held
downtown the morning of the
football game, Nov. 3 at 11 a.m.
The route starts at Thurlow
and Georgia, proceeds along
Georgia to Burrard, along Bur-
rard to Hastings, down Hastings
to Granville, up Granville to
Georgia, along Georgia to Burrard again and south on Burrard to the Seaforth Armories.
The parade will reform inside
Homecoming parade this year
AMS cards distributed
this week in Buchanan
Anybody anxious for his voting rights as a campus citizen
can now pick up his AMS student card.
AMS cards ate being distributed in Buchanan basement,
just outside Bu. 102, between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. daily
this week and next.
NFCUS discount cards will be handed out at the same
Medicine students may obtain their cards in Westbrook
Building next month.
Early registrants who were on field trips and late registrants will be able to have their pictitres taken Oct. 11 and
12 in the publication board studio in the basement of Brock
shoe store
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down University Boulevard to
the football stadium for half
Floats are expected from
faculties, fraternities, and other
interested groups.
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MU 1-5625 Page 4
"Rocco and his brothers"
What is "Rocco and His Brothers"? Basically, it is a long,
involved film treatment of the emigration of the essentially
agrarian Italian southerners to the north. Visconti has resorted
to a dramatic story instead of a documentary film to tell audiences of the conflict between the rural life of the south and the
urbanization of the northern cities. Visconti makes this conflict
quite clear in several scenes. The best example is at the beginning of the film when the Parondi family moves into their first
"home" in Milan. One Milanese woman turn to another and
asks her what kind of people these are. The other laguhs and
replies that they are merely peasants from the south. At the
end of the film, however, the Parondis do achieve a certain
respectability, but the viewer feels that they will always be the
"peasants from the south."
Briefly the story is this. The Parondis—Mama, Rocco and"
his three brothers—move to Milan after selling their land,
paying all their debts, and gathering all their remaining possessions in a few parcels. In Milan, Simone becomes a boxer,
meets and has an affair with a prostitute (Nadia) and later'
kills her in a fit of jealousy after her affair with Rocco. At the
end, Rocco has become the boxing champion after Simone's
failure in the ring. The Parondis are left with a good home,
a more or less respectable position in the lower levels of Milanese society and permanent scars from their initial conflict with
the Big City.
Extraneous content
Visconti takes the liberty of dragging the viewer through
147 minutes of sometimes pertinent, sometimes extraneous
content. The extraordinary length of the film is, I feel, one of
its weak points. This is also the case with "La Dolce Vita"—
a film in which Fellini portrays boredom by boring the audience. It may be argued that Visconti wants to explore the
characters of Rocco, Simone and Nadia to a greater depth than
would be achieved in a film of ordinary length. This is fine,
except that Visconti brings in so much extraneous material
that it is evident he could have achieved just as much character depth with a lot less celluloid.
Visconti uses the technique of jump cuts between contrasting scenes to bring out a recurring sense of conflict in the
film. This technique is not always successful, especially in cuts
from boxing ring to family and back again. The reason for this
film's success is not altogether its content and its success can
certainly not be attributed o its structure.
Excellent principals
The main reason for its. success is the excellent acting of
the three principal characters— Simone (Renato Salvatori),
Rocco (Alaine Delon) and Nadia (Annie Zirardot). In the
now-famous murder scene the viewer wants to scream with
Nadia as the blade plunges into her and her face is contorted
with the agonies of violent death. It is a shame that the also-
famous rape scene has been cut. In the original version Simone
throws the girl's pants at his brother's head and leaves them
there to dangle conspicuously. In the cut version the rape
scene is so diluted that one feels this is a group of neighborhood
boys delighting in their weekly spin-the-bottle session.
Although "Rocco and His Brothers is overly-long and
structurally weak, it is still a good movie, thanks to the acting
of Girardot, Salvatori and Delon. "Rocco and His Brothers"
is currently showing at the Varsity Theatre on 10th Avenue.
Irwin Hoffman. Conductor
Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
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PICTURED ABOVE is a scene from the film Roc;o and his Brothers, now showing at the Varsity
Theatre. This film is produced by Goffredo Lombardo and directed by Luchino Visconti. Katina
Paxinou appears as the mother with Renato S-ilvatori as Simone. Graham Olney reviews this
Astor Pictures release in Kineo today.
comme-see, comme-saw
On a very limited budget,
and with the most rudimentary
of stages and stage equipment,
Freddy Wood theatre manages
to produce plays of consistent
quality. This year, we have
Two for the- Seesaw. It can't be
said that the play is produced
entirely without bugs—b u t
they are minimal, and he result of the rudimentary lighting equipment on the tiny
stage. (Speaking of the stage,
Austide^ Gazetas' sets were
masterful, utilizing not only the
entire stage, but also the brick
walls on the outside of the
theatre, which could be seen
from the window .in Jerry
Ryan's flat. Another goodie is
the colorful mock stain-glass
windows in the rooms of both
•      •      •
John Brockington of course
does not fail <^> make full use
of the sets in his fast-paced and
well-timed production. I am
beginning to have great respect
for this man's directing abilities. He managed to keep a
play that could easily have
been a closet drama a constantly moving affair.
The play itself is a re-discussion of a theme presented
by more intellectual and avant-
garde playwrights such as
Beckett and Ionesco—-the problem of human communication
("contact" in Gibson's terms).
The same symbols are used
that the absurdists have used:
closing doors, telephones to
represent emotional distance,
iceboxes to symbolize cold
love, bananas to curtain rods
to screwdrivers to needles to
express the frustration in the
decline of the delusion of love.
But Gibson's play, whether or
not it does illustrate the absurdity   of   the  human   condi-
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tion, can't be classed with the
plays of the Absurdists, either
in quality or in kind, since it
is a strictly naturalistic drama,
aiming to present characters
raher than types and symbols,
real objects in a real context
rather han real objects in an
absurd context designed to
symbolize the human condition. The theme of Gibson's
play is not new, but is refreshingly presented in an emotional
construct rather than an intellectual one. We tend to regard
the emotion and suffering of
res.l people (in contrast to the
caricatures created by Beckett
et al) as rank senUmentalism.
Without proper conception and
direction the play could have
been a  weepy soap-opera.
But John Brockington has
made use of a witty and whimsical script that shows profound insight into the plurality
and complexity of its two
characters, anor has created a
production both touching and
•      *      •
The theme is love. Jerry
Ryan, (played slightly off
timing at the opening by a
gradually emergent Lee Taylor), has come to New York
from Omaha, Nebraska, to
escape an unfaithful wife
whom he is in the process of
divorcing. On his thirty-third
birthday, because it is " . . .
the one day of all days that he
doesn't want to be alone," he
phones Gittel Mosca. a talentless dancer from the Bronx,
and asks her out to dinner.
When she accepts, he goes to
her flat to pick her up and immediately begins to talk her
into bed. "Whatta ya think I
am? Promiscuous?" crys Gittel, who has obviously had her
share of affairs. Finally however, because it IS Jerry's
birthday, and because he DOES
need help, she says, "Ah, what
the hell! Happy Birthday!"
end hops into bed. But Jerry
feels this is no way to begin an
affair, leaves, and calls her
the next day to begin the affair
properly. The affair proves to
be one of generous jesulousies,
touching kindnesses, masochistic sacrifices as Jerry goes
through the ordeal of an unwanted divorce. "Get your
hands out of my guts!" he says
to his wife over the phoi
(Never do more characte
than the two protagonists';
pear on stage. The influence
other people is felt only frc
a distance, over the phon
Nevertheless, it is these in
dious, voiceless "others" tt
finally cause Jerry and Gitte
break-up. Jerry stays in £I<
York only to nurse Git'
through a serious illne
showing her a kindness tb
none of her previous lovers h
ever done. Gittel's recoye
is purposely s:ow, in order th
she might hold Jerry, who s
realizes will leave her alnjj
as soon as she is well. She sa;
not bitterly, not whining, tfi
Jerry will never say he lqv
her. Jerry still loves his wi:
and is only proving to hims<
and to er that he is capable
loving and of being loved,
the end, he leaves Gittel, te
ing her that "Next to the ve
'to love,' 'to help' sound's swe<
est on the tongue." Gittel h
been the willing and unwillii
helper because she does fe-
know the difference betwei
the two verbs. Everything
her is an act of helping, an^a
of love. So she is left at tl
end. No one will ever aga
treat her with the same kin
ness as Jerry.
•      •      *
Both  Lee  Taylor and  Ari
Reiser get touching reality o
of  difficult roles  that  requi
from  both   of them the exif
ence    on    stage    of    multip
identities. To play the part
character    wiio   is   playing
part  is not always the easie
thing    to    do.    Anna    Reise
fresh    from    doing    St.    Joa
performs    admirably,   with
delicate balance  of  poignant
and brash ludicrousness that
almost    Chaplinesque    in ' i
Compassion is somethir
often missing among the moi
intellectual, (more brilliant^
you like) playwrights, wi
should realize, as does Gibso
that if we are to have commun
cation, love, we must fir
have compassion among thbs
who are the antennae, tr
artists. WThen the artist sto{
showing compassion, there wi
be nothing left to do but 1:
down and die.
—jamie rei September 27,  1962
Page 5
three for
the show
Last week at The Inquisition appeared a group called
The Travellers Three. Howie Bateman, coffee house owner
extrodinaire, put out ads saying "Folksingers." This is nothing
flew, of course.
The So and So three (or four, or five, or so on(; Folksingers, reads the poster. And the public goes and sees three (or
four, or five, or so on) guys up on the stage belting out songs
about home, or trouble, or Mary-Ann, and this is folksinging.
Well, it ain't so. Entertainment it may be, but folksinging
t',* not.
I've seen this happen so
many times that I've become
resigned to the fact that any
group that calls itself the
the something so many is going to be entertaining but
-Bothing else. Sometimes not
even entertaining.
' **This time, however, I was
pleasantly surprised. Three
^oung men, toting banjo, bass,
and guitar trotted on stage and
proceeded to give out with one
of the best sounds I've heard
from a trio in a long time.
One of the troubles that any
#ould-be folksong group is
iaced with is that there's only
a certain amount of material
that such groups can use.
And any songs that can be
used have already been done
to death by the Kingston Trio,
the Limelighters, or one of
those groups. The Travellers
rhree, however have managed
to-put a new sound into these
songs. The tunes that they
tiave taken from other groups
are done as well as the originals do them, and in a more
•folksy" mood at that.
The trio's most notable accomplishment is their accompaniment. While the harmony
vas not all that it could be,
fie playing was of far better
:alibre than is usually heard
rom such groups.
Their treatment of most
lumbers was in the style of
he Chad Mitchell trio, with
hree times the instrumenta-
ion. At times, however, some-
hing emerged that was all
heir communication with the
'The group met several years
go in Eugene, Oregon, where
tie boys were attending uni-
ecsity. Two of them come
rom the Hawaiian Islands,
rtiile the third lives in Eu-
ene. They started playing in
TISH - reading
First in a series of bi-weekly
ISH-sponsored readings for
11 poetesters, aspirants, inter-
steds and put-downers will be
eld in  Bu.  202,  Friday,   Oct.
at noon. Admission is free,
'onatiorss to TISH will not be
rfuse'd. Reading are John
ewlove, author of thoughtful
oetry, and a small volume
ailed Grave Sirs, soon to be
.'leased, and Jamie Reid, of
ie TISH-poets.
the Islands, but got their first
big break at Las Vegas.
They have played once before, at Isy's, and "weren't too
impressed with the city." This
time 'round, however, "t h e
audience was great, the conditions better, and the whole
thing a much better deal."
They'll be back at the Inquisition next February, and
I, for one, will be more than
happy to see them.
—ian cameron
new director
Old Vicster
This year the UBC Players
Fall Production will be directed by Antony Holland. Mr
Holland is the former director
of the Bristol Old Vic, and has
won critical and popular acclaim in Vancouver for his
work with the trainees of the
Haney Correctional Institute.
His most recent production,
John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and
Men" is being presented this
week by the Haney Players at
the institute; members of the
public are invited to phone
there for free tickets.
Mr. Holland has recently
been nominated as the New
Democratic Party candidate in
the forthcoming Point Grey
riding provincial ballot.
The UBC players are considering several plays for production, any of which they
hope will be a stimulating
theatrical experience for tha
participating actors. The Play
will not be chosen until interested students have had a
chance to audition in a variety
of roles. After these preliminary tryouts, the play which
best fits the available student's
talents will be  selected.
Auditions for iiie fall play
wilil be held from 12:30 p.m. today at the UBC Auditorium.
At the same time and continuing on Friday and Saturday
two minor productions will be
cast. These will be dramatic
readings of Arthur Miller's
"The Crucible," d'.rected by
Caroline Freidson of the English Department, and a contemporary one-act play student
The auditions are open for
all students and it is hoped
that many will avail themselves of this opportunity to
increase their theatrical experience and knowledge.
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at Howie Bateman's Inquisition Coffee House were the
Travellers Three, a folksong
group consisting of Dick Shirley, bass, Charley Oyama,
banjo and guitar, and Pete
Apo, guitar.
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by george bowering
Wring out the olde
Ken Kramer, revisiting UBC while on vacation from his
theatrical studies in London, said it well enough for everyone.
Looking across the table at Mike Matthews, he said, "Thank
God there's still one hysterical voice left on campus."
He was talking about the emigration of the Ubyssey's
most outspoken critical writers, David Bromige and Jack
Ornstein, who have bounced over the border to big American
universities for post graduate studies.
Bromige, the oft-beruffled ex-editor of this critic's page
has fled to the maw of the University of California in Berkeley,
where he is reputedly studying graduate English. Longtime
UBC habituees are going to miss his scraggly beard and the
homely clink of his briefcase.
• •     •
There was a time when it was thought that Bromide, as
he preferred not to be called, annually refused a degree so that
he could continue to get into Vancouver theatres free and
claim his longtime customer discount at the Georgia public
Now it strikes here as a pity the man was lured or pursued out of the country, because he was far and away the
best theatre critic in the city. It comes as a shock to be left in
a desert with the Tytherleighs and the Richardses. Maybe,
though, when he sees all the other scraggly beards on the
Berkeley campus, he'll come back where he belongs.
Ornstein, for anyone who doesn't know, was the vitriolic
social conscience of the editorial page, a consistent voice speaking up for the deprived, the depraved, and the Ornsteins. He
has been probably the most maligned of all Ubyssey columnists, and the most widely read. In fact the CIA probably has a
thick file on him to this day.
• •     •
This fall he has gone to continue his reading of philosophy
at one of the Big Ten universities. Talking with him between
swallows at the aforementioned social center this summer, I
learned that he is toying with the idea of sending the occasional missive to this newspaper during the present year. It would
This is not to say that a rag such as ours will find it
a monumental task to survive the fugiting of these two writers.
After all, there are still a few forthright hysterical voices
be nice, if only for a purging of the anger glands,
But it was nice to hear them screaming.
Auditions for Fall Play
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Friday: 12:30 - 5:30 p.m.
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... a kiss for a Queen
Miss Football scores
win at campus rally
No one who attended Tuesday's pep meet to welcome Lynn
Gaibraith questioned why she was chosen Miss Football of
North America.
No one, that is, except Frank
Gnup, Thunderbird football
coach, who acted as master of
"Congratulations," he told her
"I don't know what you did to
win it."
Lynn just smiled while the
students howled
"Those American univesities
are pretty scared of some of
our rugger and rowing crews,"
Lynn told her welcomers.
'"Although it sounds inadequate, I would like to say
thank you. It was a real thrill
representing UBC down there,"
she said.
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Many club offices in Brock Hall and in the new Brock
extension are overcrowded.
In an effort to accommodate as many groups as possible,
space in Brock Hall has been relocated by a special committee.
Some     clubs     have     been —
doubled up; others have been
given space in the Brock huts.
This relocation was made law
at an AMS meeting Monday*
Trav Pennington, assistant coordinator of activities, said
However, there still have
been complaints.
"The College Shop is obviously too small," complained
manager Dave Carroll.
"We need twice the floor
space and three times the
storage room."
"Do we need more room?
Just look," was the comment of
a Phrateres member, but all reporters could see was tightly-
packed girls in a very small
The film society admitted the
club   was   a   special   problem.
"We are enlarging to include
a film production unit and
things will be pretty cramped,"
a club member said.
"We'll make do with what we
have," he said, and then added,
"If we have to."
Steve Dunkirk of the Amateur Radio Society said he
thought that Brock management
was "just wishy-w a s h i n g
"W,e would like to move out
if possible, but the real answer
is a new Student Union Building," he said.
"In order to maintain the
high quality of The Ubyssey,
we certainly need more space,"
said managing editor Denis
"We have a working staff of
80 and facilities for only 13,"
he said.
"As the only club office with
wall to wall desks, the Ubyssey definitely agrees that Brock
Hall Club rooms are overcrowded,"  Stanley said.
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Philosophy prof, advocates:
THE      U B Y S S E Y
Page 7
Government for the mind
Government should direct
man's minds as well as their
bodies, an American professor
told students Tuesday.
Professor Joseph Tussman of
Wesleyan University told the
first day of the four-day sym
posium on Political Freedom
and Economic Necessity:
"We should have government
not only over tlie body but
also the mind."
Tyranny over the mind has
a special horror to modern
man, especially in view of the
Dr. William Pugsley attacked
the 'free education for all' theory.
"This is not a TV give-away
program," he said.
Thomas .Dick and Harold
not university material
A Queen's University law professor told delegates to a
National Federation of University Students annual seminar that
most of them were unfit for university.
"A university is  a place for
the   few—the    very   few—and
most of you should not be here,"
said Dr. Alan Mewett.
He spoke to 130 delegates at
the Fifth National Seminar of
the National Federation of Canadian University Students held
in Ottawa this month.
Dr. Mewett described the
"open-door"  idea as rubbish.
He said universities cannot
allow every Tom, Dick and
Harry to register.
Canadian    universities    are
overgrown technical schools
and guilty of "Ivory tower mon-
asticism", he charged.
Dr. Mewett accused previous
speakers of "impertinence" in
suggesting a university education should be of practical value to the student.
"1A university should be a
place where you spend three or
four years for no purpose at
all — except for personal satisfaction."
McGill   Commerce   professor
Mystery man
backs seminar
The entire expenses of UBC's
four-day symposium on political
freedom are being footed by a
modest Vancouver businessman.
According to a university
official, there was no limit imposed by the. anonymous donor.
"Just tell me what it costs," was
all  he  would say.
The expenses incurr«d by the
symposium include lecture fees
of the four participating members, travelling and accommodation expenses and publishing
fees for their  speeches.
The donor Is the same man
who gave the funds for last
year's lecture series on "An
Evaluation of the United Nations."
totalitatian societies and of
George Orwell's 1984, he added.
"In our eagerness to save
ourselves from this tyranny
we feel we should throw off
all control."
Democracy, according to
Tussman, requires every individual in the state to be rational and deliberate in considering political issues.
It is the duty of the government to see to it that men are
educated and molded into rational beings, ne said.
To vote for any candidate
chosen without proper thought
is a travesty of democracy,
said  the political philosopher.
"If Castro were to hold an
election and tell his peasants
to mark an X beside Castro
or his opponent then we wood
claim that the election was
not really an" election," he [
• •      •
Government should also see
that   the   communications   industry of the country is prop-}
erly supervised, he said.
This does not mean that the
government should control the
press, Prof. Tussman said, but
they should ascertain that the
material reported is correct.
• •      •
The Hon. T. O. Elias, Minister of Justice and Attorney-
general of Nigeria will speak
today (Thursday) on planning
and. development in Afro-
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Dr. Robert McKenzie, a professor a't London School of
Economics, is chairman of the
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