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 Poor government support
makes us financial dwarf
CLASSIC FORM of the dive play is shown by Thunderbird
halfback Bob Sweet during Saturday's 34-0 win over Saskatchewan. Sweet was caught by photographer Don Hume just
after he was tripped up by a Huskie lineman. (Game story,
Page Six.)
Girls, grid
big weekend
The Homecoming parade was
over before it got started.
People lining the streets of the
parade route waited for more
after the first 20 minutes of
floats and bands and clowns
went by.
There wasn't any more and
some people went home disappointed.
But what there was of t h e
parade was first rate.
UBC's humble and seldom-
heard-of bagpipe band was an
ideal choice to lead the parade.
Their squealing even sounded
professionally bagpipish.
Undoubtedly the best spoof of
the whole noisy, cheering march
was the ragged ranks of Sir
Ouvry's Own Regiment.
Their uniforms — collected
from the armies of a score of
countries and a score of wars—
claimed the crowds' biggest
No institution was too sacred
for the Homecoming paraders to
The Doukhobors, the Liquor
Control Board, the Georgia
Hotel and of course the Social
Credit government all fell beneath the farcical axe.
Ancient roadsters of the vintage car club gave UBC's first
Homecoming parade since 1958
an added touch of authenticity
(Continued on Page Three)
Canada's second-largest University is a financial dwarf.
The biggest reason: lack of
support from the provincial
UBC needs $50 million in
less than four years to handle
an expected enrolment, increase of 7,000.
But last Thursday it was
disclosed that almost all of the
University's building fund was
either  spent or  committed.
*      *      •
The outlook is dim because:
• in a province in which
more than 20 per cent of the
college-age population attends
University and more than 10
per cent graduate—almost
twice the national average—
the government provides the
least support.
• UBC has the worst overcrowding situation in the
country—there were 18 students for every faculty member.
• we should be spending
$10-$15 million a year to keep
pace with expanding population, but UBC's capital expenditure is only about $3.6
million per year.
The outlet is dim because no
expansion financing scheme for
the next four years has been
provided by the provincial government.
The Ubyssey learned these
facts in two weeks of interviews with University officials.
The story is different in
other provinces.
Newfoundland, for example,
has just completed a $19 million building program for its
Last year, Quebec embarked
upon a $35 million per year,
five-year spending plan for
university  construction.
Alberta has nearly completed a $54 million, six-year program.
The University of Toronto
between 1959 and 1965 will
have spent $64 million on
capital expansion. In terms of
UBC's enrohnfent, the largest
of any day-college in Canada,
that is $86 million.
In the same period, the
University of Manitoba will
spend $25 million—or $50
million in terms of UBC.
And Newfoundland's program is equivalent to an expenditure of $180 million at
After the war, UBC's financing was adequate only
for the makeshift huts that
were constructed to handle the
influx  of veterans.
Now, 17 years later, UBC
faces a population explosion
more severe than that of the
post-war years.
Dr. Patrick McGeer, of the
faculty of medicine, the alumni's expert on University finances, says UBC should now
have $130 million worth of
facilities, and an operating
budget of more than $26 million per year.
•      •      •
However, UBC falls short
by about half in both categories. ,
Dr. McGeer says the B.C.
government has been provid.
ing nowhere near the financial
support needed to maintain a
good standard of university
McGeer also says UBC
should be receiving $10,000
for every new student. At
present, provincial capital
grant falls far short of this
ideal figure.
Where will the additional
money come from? University
officials don't know. However,
they say that financing proposals will be included in Dr.
John Macdonald's higher education report, to be released at
They hope the provincial
government   will   co-operate.
Vol. XLV
No. 23
UBC housing plans
stymied without help
UBC cannot build more housing without outside financial
help, says housing administrator John Haar.
"We're now taking out loans
DRINKING UP the beauty of
Saturday's football game is
this student (arrow), who has
fashioned hollow binoculars
with which to partake of liquid refreshment. (More Homecoming   pictures  (Page  Two).
City Mike
blasts world
Jack Webster lashed out at
the world Friday — and the
world managed to survive.
Webster, self-appointed watchdog of society and top dog commentator for CKNW, criticized
the sick qualities of modern
He pointed an accusing finger
at Canada's defence policies, the
sensational effects of the press,
decreasing leadership shown by
Canadian leaders and sinecure
With references to Tom Als-
bury's appointment to the University, he suggested a list of
people "who should never run
for public office but should be
given jobs that pay lots of
"Diefenbaker—head   janitor.
"Gaglardi — Buster's man at
"Bennett—in charge of parking fines."
Canada's defence policies are
too imprecise, said Webster.
(Continued on Page Three)
with the federally-run Central
Mortgage and Housing Organization, in order to build residences
on campus," he sad.
"But with high interest, we're
getting in even deeper as time
goes by. We're hamstrung without more help."
Haar made the comments after
the city building department announced last week that 150 students would be turned out of
Point Grey residences by Christmas and a total of 1,500 turned
out by  1966.
Haar says that if city council
presses on with its zoning infraction program in Point Grey, students will suffer if other gov-j
ernment levels don't step in.
" But council probably won't
go through with it,, as citizens
accept the fact that they must
help the University or their
children will suffer.
"Municipal, provincial and
federal governments will have
to tackle together the increasing
housing problem at UBC."
The government is not responsible, says Dr. Walter Hardwick, the geography professor
who first exposed conditions
for students in Point Grey:
"There's nothing in the University Act that the provincial
government is responsible for
places of student residence.
"B.C.'s government isn't going to do anything it doesn't
have to do."
need outside help
Georgia problem
licked at Bishop's
QUEBEC (CUP) —The student council at Bishop's University is planning to issue
identification cards to students 20 years of age and over.
The purpose of the cards is
to help managers of local
pubs identify trouble makers
and minors.
Students deposit the identification cards with the management of the pubs on entering and collect them on
Cards are stamped with the
university seal and signed by
the student council president
to prevent forgery. Page 2
Tuesday,  November 6,   1962
MATH-DEFYING ENGINEER, Boyd Collins, Eng. 2,
straps on crash helmet in preparation for historic
launching of first UBCM missile. Collins was
hoisted   into top of the 40-foot-higfi rocket (pic-
GOING ...      GOING ..
tore one), then nose cone was hoisted on by
giraffe ladder (third picture); Thousands gasped
as rocket eauejht fire fust as blast-off button was
pushed, arid it burned to ground. Collins has not
been seen since. Stunt was performed at halftime
of Homecoming football game Saturday in stadium. Don Hume photos.
BOISTEROUS ALUMS lived it up at Saturday's Homecoming
football game in stadium. Thefse: two staged an impromptu
Chdrfestori session on track in front-of bleachers. Game was
attended by rhOre than 4,000 students and alumni. Don Hume
WINNING GRIN is flashed by Linda Gibson, Engineering Queen named Miss Homecoming
19*62" at SafOraay dance m Armory. Linda, 21-year-aid nursing student from Victoria, won
out river 14 othefgirfs. She gets the eagper eye from Bud (left) and Travis, the entertainment
at the danies. GeoYge Fielder photo. Tuesday, November 6, 1962
Page 3
at large
Writing is the pursuit of beginnings.
Imagine, if you will, a writer
of fiction, poetry, news or essays, who is mentally pursuing
a fabulous idea and lets his
mind wander for a mere second.
Suddenly he finds the idea
is missing, and he must resume
his pursuit again, at the beginning.
•      •      •
Writers    generally    are    an
emotional and frustrated lot.
They smoke in excess, talk for
hours on nothing, pick at an
idea until it is reduced to a
single meaningful word, and
nearly always wind up saying
things different , from what
they started out to say.
They get ideas from nature,
from amusing human traits,
incidents, or through reading
a significant phrase or passage. But often their best inspiration comes from nowhere,
in the middle of the night.
Who has not awakened in the
dead of night, vitally alert,
with the solution to the universe .racing through his'
brain? In a. flash of ecsfaoy it
.all becomes.crystal clear.  :
The    .message    from   .KSOD
ri£imself is scratched out on a
u piece of paper, and the writer
r, doKtps;quietly off to, sleep again,
content   in   his   own   sublime
-    5n   the . morning  the   writer
, finds in beautiful; script, these
immortal words:
all mankind
Is an ass . . .!
■•''.*- *.r *
Another revelation strikes
a few nights later:
Yesterday my reversible
raincoat reversed itself
with i inside . . .
But today i got even
i sold it.
Funny enough this idea at
large came to life in the middle
of the night.
Hmmmmin ... lets go back
and pursue the beginning.
Grad  of   20  surveys  new  campus
7 used to pick blackberries out here'
Forty-two years ago D. C.
McKechnie graduated from
He was one of eight who
graduated  in science in  1920.
Saturday McKechnie stood
on the steps of the new Faculty
of Education building during
UBC's Homecoming celebrations, and viewed the image of
a growing University.
•      •      •
"I really haven't absorbed
the full size of the campus
yet," he said.
"But it is undoubtedly one
of the finest sites in the world
and I have seen quite a few
universities," he added.
"Imagine,"   said the  native
son of Vancouver, "I used to
pick    blackberries out    here
years ago.
•      •      •
"In my day the University
was the F.a,irview Huts by the
Vancouver General Hospital,"
said McKechnie.
He started there in 1915.
It is the first time he has returned to his old university for
Homecoming, although he has
visited this campus before.
McKechnie now lives in
Sudbury, Onf., where he works
with a mining exploration
He is here to visit his father,
Dr.  W.  B.  McKechnie,   94,  of
Armstrong, B.C., a member of
the original UBC convocation,
named by the premier of B.C.
in 1908.
His father is also the oldest
living alderman of Vancouver.
While the 62-year-old science
grad reminisced, the younger
set were busy making Saturday a new memory.
•      •      •
Cheers echoed from the stadium as Thunderbirds clobbered Saskatchewan 34-0.
And a rocket destined for
Beetleguese fizzled and burned
on takeoff.
Meanwhile, a Vancouver
couple stood at the entrance to
the Graduate Student Centre
reflecting on the University as
it is and was.
•      •      •
F. Bruce Baxter left Forestry
engineering in 1947.. His wife
Phyllis completed commerce in
Saturday was the first homecoming for Baxter. His wife
attended a class reunion here
three years  ago.
"The engineering facilities
are fabulous," Baxter commented. He remembered the
Small faculty of 1939, the year
he started.
"The entire student body
was only 2,500 then," he said.
Parade of students
backs Indian action
Fifty UBC students from India staged a lhank-you parade
through downtown Vancouver Saturday morning.
students paraded to
show their appreciation for
the support given to India in
its dispute with Red China by
the Canadian, American,
Australian and U.K. governments.
Shopkeepers and passersby
cheered i. the marchers with
cries of "India, Si," "Keep it
up" and "Good for you."
"I suppose we're the first
group of demonstrators who
have gone out to show their ap
preciation of Canadians," said
spokesman Amar Kshatriya, a
physics  graduate  student.
He said the students have already sent cheques totalling
$1,2.00 to. India's Prime Minister Nehru.
The students have also
pledged to go back to India and
enlist in the army if necessary.
"If the prime minister asks
us to, we'll go back to fight,"
ssid Hmohinder Jariel, a zoology graduate s'eudent.
C-FUN beats Creeley
to students' hearts
(Continued from Page One)
"We are probably the greatest sham when it comes to defence policy — at least the
neutrals are neutral and the
enemies are enemies but we
aren't anything," he said.
The press senationalized the
results of the preliminary hearing of the Wigwam Inn case, he
The Crown, consciously or unconsciously, used the sensationalism to prosecute Myers and
Robertson (defendants in the
"Sometimes getting a trial in
Vancouver is the same as getting a Doukhobor a fair trial in
Nelson," he said.
Websterrr parrrted, leaving
advice for those who want to be
hated by society:
"Always ask the question that
no one wants asked," he said.
Film: "Harvey and the Circulation of the Blood," Wednesday noon Wesbrook 100.
*     *     *
Film on Spain: "Castles and
Castanets." Noon today, Bu.
The Nuclear Disarmament.
Club learned Monday that poet,
Robert Creeley isn't as popular
as. radio commentator Roy
A capacity crowd jammed
Brock Hall at noon after radio
station C-FUN announced
Jacques would be the featured
But when Creeley took the
podium to read poetry and talk
on the state of the world, the
disgruntled t;.rowd walked out.
Said one student: "I didn't
come to hear this guy (Creeley)."
"I came here to see Jacques,"
said another. "If I'd known he
wasn't going to be here, I would
have left at the beginning."
Jacques was allegedly sponsored by the Nuclear Disarmament Club as part of its National Peace Week program.
The weekly bulletin of the
University's   information   office
.also said the commentator was
But NDC president Dick
Woodsworth said the club had
never announced Jacques would
be  here.
"Our posters said there was
to be poetry and folk-songs," he
said. "'It was C-FUN, not us, who
had the impression he was to
Woodsworth .said his club
had asked Jacques two weeks
ago but made other arrangements when Jacques said he
might be out of town.
"The executive of the NDC
were the only ones who knew he
had been approached."
No announcement was made
at the meeting that Jacques
would not appear. The only students who stayed to hear Creeley were club members or illegal lunch-eaters.
There was an occasional catcall.
Do-it-yourself world
proposed by Sartre
There is no such thing as
human nature, according to a
philosophy professor's interpretation of existentialist Jean Paul
What the individual is, is the
result of his own free choice,
whether he acknowledges this
freedom or not, Dr. Donald
Brown said in his talk on Sartre's philosophy "stripped to its
Basically, existentialism declares the freedom of every individual to choose his conception of reality and to choose his
alternatives of thought and
action, said Dr. Brown.
"All that is significant or interesting is put there by ourselves. If you strip our being of
that it becomes only absurd."
In introducing his topic, Dr.
Brown told the students jammed
in Bu. 106: "If you survey the
people who are by tradition
existentialists, Sartre stands
head and shoulders over any
other exponent because he is not
one thing but many.
"He is an all-round intellectual."
chosen at Saturday's dance
are Parsla Sturmansv 19, Miss
Science, and Diane Taylor,
18, Miss Frosh. Homecoming
Queen of 1962 is Linda Gibson, Miss Engineering (picture
Page Two).
(Continued from Page^One) ',   -
every    Homecoming   .p.a r a;d 8
should have. .. - -  ■
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Engineers won the. trophjcfoiF =
Ihe best float.7with their JB.<L»
Elastic Subtle Service bus iifceaL
vvith red-sweatered, flag-waving
UBC Homecoming 1962 had
It had queens and drunks—
but not too many—dignitaries
and dances, a football win by
the Thunderbirds and a rocket
launching by the engineers.
There were class reunions, a
golf tournament and a three-day
lecture series for the alumni.
The engineers soberly hoisted
their .astronaut into a rocket at
the Homecoming game and then
stood back and tried hard to
keep from laughing as the rocket exploded and burned.
What happened to the astronaut?
Eighteen hundred people jammed the Armory for the Homecoming dance—then talked all
the way through the half-time
entertainment provided by that
.happy Jolk-singing duo, Bud and
Another 1,100 people—the important people around UBC—
went to the dance at Field House
attended, by Lieutenant-Governor George Pearkes, VC, and
President John Macdonald.
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by Arthur Miller
12:30, 3:30, 6:00,  8:00 Page 4
Macdonald report is big hope
Overcrowded classes are so common at UBC
lhat no one notices them anymore.
In fact, the exception is a class in which the
instructor has to cater to only a dozen or so
•pupils. The rule is a gathering of 50 to 500
This is one visible effect of the financial
crisis now affecting UBC. The situation can
only get worse unless there is a sudden recognition of responsibility on the part of a number
of agencies—primarily on the part of the provincial government.
UBC compares unfavorably to other Canadian universities in the amount of aid it receives from its provincial government.
While other Canadian universities have giant
expansion programs underway, UBC's president has had to spend his first six months in
office preparing a brief in the hope that he will
be able to convince the provincial government
that a serious situation exists.
At the University of Toronto, a six-year, $64
million expansion program is underway. At the
University of Alberta, a $54 million expansion
program is being pursued. The University of
Newfoundland has an entirely new campus and
all new buildings.
But what is happening at UBC?
The provincial government promised a total
of $20 million in 1958. Before the university
collects it, though, it will be 1968.
At the same time the public has kicked in
over $10 million and the Canada Council $5
The total: $35 million. And it is all spent
or committed. It compares poorly with the expenditure in other provinces on higher education.
Administration officials see one hope—and
one hope alone—for bigger grants to UBC.
They say financing proposals will be contained
in Dr. Macdonald's report when it is submitted
to the government at Christmas.
But what happens if the Macdonald report
goes the way of other important reports that the
Social Credit government has found unfavorable and refuses to deal with?
Tuesday,  November 6,  1962
Winner of the Southam Trophy
Authorized as second class mail by the Post Office Department,
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Published three times weekly throughout the University year in Vancouver
by the Alma Mater Society, University of B.C. Editorial opinions expressed
are those of the Editor-in-Chief of The Ubyssey and not necessarily those
of the Alma Mater Society or the University of B.C. Telephone CA 4-3242.
Locals:  Editor—25; News—23;  Photography—24.
Member Canadian University Press
Editor-in-chief:   Keith   Bradbury
Managing Editor _  Denis Stanley
Associate Editor   Fred Fletcher
News Editor  ._     . Mike Hunter
City Editor M. G. Valpy
Picture Editor Don Hume
REPORTERS: Hal Leiren, Lorraine Shore, Ann Burge, Ron
Riter, Ian Sandulak, Ian Cameron, Mike Horsey, Heather
Virtue, Richard Simeon, Greydon Moore, Peter Penz, Jo
Britten, Krishna Sahay, Gail Andersen, Mike Belfie.
SPORTS: Donna Morris, Glenn Schultz, Bert MacKinnon,
Danny Stoffman, Colin Sabell, Fred Fletcher, Janet Currie,
George Railton.
TECHNICAL: Clint Pulley.
Cant see forest for the bush
big dance, formals. flowers, big time, armory, hell a barn.
coke and donuts. high school, lineup on each
side for partners, ugly green lights covered in
ugly cloth tubes, how can you hide a barn.
bloody coke and greasy donuts. heavy in
your gut. party atmosphere, drink like hell,
good mixer, no liquor allowed, why no cherry
bottles under the table, rye and ginger out
of paper cups, no liquor, especially for under
21. drunk freshmen, cops at the door.
elegant as hell, dirty concrete floors, barfed
washrooms, paper-covered exam tables, crowded, get as many in as possible, make a lot of
big name entertainment, yelling, hissing,
crumby jokes.
coke and a goddam donut. crowded tables,
there's more chairs if you need them, who
needs more chairs, the aisles are already jammed.
big dance floor, -shoving, pushing, slippery.
queens, beautiful women, the spirit of the
great trek. ia crowning, where is the president.
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It was small time. From the bottles under
the table to the attempt to disguise the barn, to
the coke and   ...  oh hell.
UBC is still a cow college.
Which enigma is art?
A news story Friday said enigmatic drawings are a new phenomenon on this campus.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
The only difference between the new enigmas and the old are cost and location. The new
one are cheap line drawings— and they hang
in campus washrooms.
The old enigmas—still with us unfortunately—cost hundreds of dollars and hang in the
Brock link. They are disguised, of course, as
oil paintings and are mixed in with legitimate
People have been wondering for years what
to call these puzzlers. Now they know.
See if you can pick out the enigmas in
Brock link. Then compare them with the washroom enigmas and see which is the better art
Sure glad I haven't bought my text books yet, with all these
crises I've got more things to catch up with than studying.
Students  wined   and   dined
Commonwealth scholars find British hospitable
This is the second in a
series of letters sent The
Ubyssey by former UBC
student, Lorenne Gordon,
B.A., now a graduate student studying in England on
a Commonwealth Scholarship.
All the Canadian Commonwealth scholars got on the
boat-train at Southampton at
5:30, September 21st, and arrived in London at 7:00 the
same night. We were met by
a British Council courier who
took us directly to our places
of residence.
All the Commonwealth scholars were housed together
in International Hall, a new
dormitory just off Brunswish
Square right in the centre of
London. For the first time,
really, we began to see what
it meant to be a Commonwealth scholar. Up to that time,
we felt that we were just the
recipients of post-graduate
scholarships, and did not really
place much emphasis on the
fact that we were being
financed by the Commonwealth Scholarship fund. But
when we found that we were
being housed with other Com
monwealth scholars from all
over the world, Mauritius,
Nigeria, the Rhodesias, Thailand, Hong Kong, Australia,
New Zealand, and Ghana to
name only a few places, we
really began to have some feeling of being a very big experiment.
There were about 178 of us
in all.
•      *      •
We were addressed by a
number of people on Monday
morning, explaining the genesis of scholarships, and how
they were administered; it was
really at this time that we
were aware of just how lucky
we  were.
The Plan was instituted
three years ego in an attempt
to provide more cross-cultural
contacts between the far-flung
parts of the Commonwealth.
It was agreed that there should
be 1000 scholarships in all, the
number not to exceed 1000 in
any given year. England agreed
to take half of the total number, and the remaining 500
scholarships were distributed
among the other member nations. It was agreed that the
scholars studying in any of
the countries  should  be   paid
a monthly stipend which was
enough to enable sholars to
work unhindered by financial
duress. Scholars are not permitted to take any part-time
jobs, and the amount received
by the scholars certainly makes
extra work unnecessary.
■ In addition to the monthly
stipend, it was agreed that all
costs of tuition, incidental
expenses for the trip and for
the initial time spent in London should be provided for.
Scholars from tropical
countries are also given a substantial warm clothing allowance, and all scholars are
given a grant to cover the
cost of books and laboratory
apparatus. The fund also pays
for incidental travel expenses
incurred in connection with
the work being undertaken.
•      •      •
All in all, it is a wonderful
plan, and one which we felt
proud to be part of. I hope that
many more Canadians (and
UBC'ites in particular) will
avail themselves of the opportunities which this rather forward-looking plan permits.
Late Monday afternoon, we
all attended a reception given
for us in the Senate House of
the University of London. We
were addressed by the Earl of
Scarborough and the Vice-
Chancellor of the University
of London. The sherry was
plentiful and the speeches
short—an altogether eminent
way in which to organize a reception!
•      *      •
On Wednesday, we attended
a panel discussion put on for
our benefit, and dependent
upon our questions, chaired by
Sir John Wolfenden, and including the Countess of Albemarle (famous for her report
on Juvenile Delinquency—
everybody knows what Sir
John is famous for!) the Honourable MP for Orpington,
Earl Lubbock (a member of the
"resurging" Liberal party
whose recent election in a bye-
election caused quite a stir),
and C. P. Phillips, Head of the
School of Oriental and African
studies at the University of
Most of the questions were
quite interesting and fairly
well handled. They ranged
from the effect of the E.C.M.
on the Commonwealth, through
yellow journalism in the British Press, to abortion.
On   Thursday   morning   we
were taken  on a tour  of the
Houses  of Parliament,  one  of
the   events   which   I   enjoyed
most. Ordinarily it is not possible to go  into  the House of
Lords   or  the   House  of   Commons; however, as this was a
"special    occssion"    we    were
taken through all parts of the
buildings.   So   far   as   I   was
concerned,   the  tour   had   two
highlights, St. Stephen's Crypt,
a   small   church   in   the   basement of the main building. It
is   really   gorgeous,   done   in
gold-leaf design over the walls
and   high   vau'ed   ceilings.   It .
is   very  old,   dating  from  the
12th century, and is the place
where   Cromwell   tethered  his
horses   as   a   gesture   of   contempt.    The   otner   high   spot
was the Great Hall which also
dates   from   the  11th   or   12th
centuries. It is really magnificent, simply huge, with a tremendously high vaulted ceiling
which still shows the original
workmanship,     very    heavy
beams, with gargoyle-like  figures    jutting    out    from    the
sides of the arches. One could
just   see   Henry   VIII   sitting
there,   feasting,   throwing   the
bones over his shoulder. Tuesday, November 6,  1962
Page 5
Letters: More on the Cuba meeting
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The  Ubyssey,
Dear   Sir:
Dr. Werner Conn (The Ubyssey, Oct. 30) quotes me on the
"powerlessness of ordinary
people" to intervene in the
current crisis and quotes Dr.
Brown on the "political purposes" for which this crisis
"was manufactured." He then
puts the two statements together and accuses us of inconsistency as if we were one
and the same person. This despite Dr. Brown's pointed remark that the five speakers
obviously had disagreements.
That there is no necessary
inconsistency in the two statements is a separate matter, to
which Professor Cohn would
have been quick to give assent
had we pointed specifically to
the Russian people's powerlessness in the face of their
own government's politically
inspired actions.
Like the CP fellow-travellers
of the thirties (some of whom
still persist today), who judged
the Russian government by one
standard and "bourgeois" governments by another, Cohn
and the other participants in
the American celebration have
their own reversed double
..   standard.
Dr. Cohn has not even
taken care to quote me correctly. My statement that wars
will only stop when, amongst
other things, people "literally
over-run in their hundreds of
thousands the nuclear bases
on both sides of the iron curtain" is converted by him to
"literally o v e r-run missile
sites in the U.S. and Canada,"
He claims furthermore that
"the five professors vigorously condemned the position
taken by the U.S. government
Without any way worrying
about the threatening actions
of the Soviet government."
In this claim he is aided and
abetted by the sensation-hunting newspapers of Vancouver
—the Sun, the Province, and
The Ubyssey—all of whom
found it insufficiently newsworthy to print those portions
of my address which explicitly contradicted their preconceived notions of the "anti"
Nor did any of the papers
quote my deliberate references to the "inspiring" Hungarian Revolt of 1956, nor to
the fact that the Committee of
100 and the other member.
, organizations of the pending
anti-war international have
opposed in their words and
their actions Russian nuclear
test and war activity as vigorously as they have American
and British tests.
In fact, my entire talk was
not primarily concerned either
, with condemning the U.S.
government or the Russian
government, but dealt rather
with the responsibility of
individuals in the freer part
a of the world to use their freedom to prevent mass murder.
This freedom is abdicated if
people voluntarily act in its
presence as they are forced
to act in its absence. It is in
response to their individual
consciences, and not as "an attempt to frustrate majority
desires" that members of the
Committees of 100 in Britain
participate in non-violent civil
Had   the   Nazis   received   a
democratic mandate, then presumably Dr. Cohn would have
dubbed any resistance to their
mass murders as "an attempt to
frustrate  majority  desires."
In maliciously linking "Russell's movement" with Nazis,
Communists and the "violence
of determined minorities,"
Cohn had simply joined the
chorus of British Tory and
Labour politicians, to which
the Communists and Trotsky-
ists provide a vituperative
counterpoint, with their attacks on the Committees of
100 as "smart-aleck," "bourgeois" and "anti-Soviet."
A more interesting overtone is provided by the Labour
Party left-wing, which attempts to vilify the Committees with the charge of
The Committees are indeed
a determined minority, but
they are strictly committed to
non-violence, rather than to
the large scale state violence
which Cohn by implication is
so ready to condone when it is
perpetrated by those who receive the benefit of his double
Yours truly,
Department of Chemi.
cal Engineering.
Become a Truist
The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
Mike Grenby's column on
Nov. 2 has prompted me to
"dig into religion and expound
on what it means."
Man is the only animal to
have created anything approaching religion. This implies that man created religion
to fulfill some innate psychological need. I, too must have
this need, but at this time I
am in a state of apathy with
respect to formal religious beliefs.
The obvious step is to create
a religion which I can embrace wholeheartedly. It was
a long time in the conception
but when the embryo formed,
its birth was rapid. I call my
new faith Truism; its followers Truists. My god goes under
the name of Mog. I reasoned,
why create a religion only for
myself? Therefore I specify no
dogmas. The individual Truist
is completely free to choose
his own ideals. Mog is then
a personification of this one
set of ideals to this one person.
Now I belong, now I have
a name:  I am a Truist.
Yours  truly,
Arts 2.
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Co la thump ian reply
The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
We of the Non-conforming
Calathumpiunistic faith were
shocked, humiliated, and saddened at brother Peter Miller's
lack of understanding and at
his heretical usurping of the
ageless non-princiales of nonconforming   Calathumpiunism.
Our joy at finding a kindred
spirit was tempered only by
our disappointment that this
truist has remained ignorant
of the true faith.
For six years our determined
band has spread its non-faith
religiously to faithless believers   everywhere.   Gnostics,
agnostics deists, anti-deists
have non-conformed in harmony, at once satisfying our
deep, compulsive inner need
for belief, and at once satis-
fing the great 20th Century
need to belong.
But we are willing however
to overlook Mr. Miller's lack
of awareness and accept him
into our brotherhood.
Since our faith embraces indeed enlarges upon Mr. Miller's truististic mogeries we
feel he will do himself immeasurable spirital harm if
he remains outside our faith.
Calathumpiunisti c a 11 y   we
await your  application.
Yours truly,
it      it      it
The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
On behalf of the Student
Christian Movement I would
like to apologize to the members of the faculty who were
led to believe, both prior to the
Cairn meeting and in its ensuing light, that the meeting
expressed the views of the complete faculty, or a large part of
it. It was not our intention to
present the meeting as requesting the total views of any segment of this University. It was
our intention to air some views
on the crisis, views that we
considered, and still consider,
as being presented in a rational
way—a great need at the
Yours truly,
President,  Student
Christian Movement.
it    it    it
Life more valuable
The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
The current Cuban crisis
has led to a great many arguments concerning the horrors
of living under communism.
What many persons seem to
overlook is that there are so
many more factors to be con.
sidered than simply the choice
between complete communism
and  complete  capitalism.
No society is either all black
or all white, but has elements
of both good and bad. Furthermore, if negotiations rather
than force or greater armament is employed to solve
world problems, I do not believe that we'll have to choose
between the two ideals, but
that we can learn to accept a
reasonable  compromise.
However, to those who still
swear by the cliche "Give me
liberty or give me death" I
say this: don't force your beliefs on everyone else. Don't
jeopardize the whole world
because you don't happen to
place a very high value on
There are many who, although they would not choose
communism of their own will,
feel that some life is better
than none, and while there is
life there is hope. No way of
life can last forever, and if
communism is truly wrong,
then it will eventually be
overcome, if not in the first
generation then in succeeding
ones. Is it not unfair and selfish to deprive future generations of a decent life because
of our own insanity?
Yours truly,
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Page 6
Tuesday, November 6,  1962
Week rnutts
with ease
An inept Saskatchewan Huskie team visited UBC stadium
Saturday and when they left
the Birds were in the doghouse
despite trouncing the mutts
-"Both teams looked like losers," said one grad who came
Coach Frank Gnup had nothing complimentary to say
about either team. "They both
looked like a bunch of beginners," he said.
?'The Huskies were too slow
attd too small," he said. "Although they tried hard they just
-weren't good enoughtoheat us."
*30OD MIXTURE    -
"The team knew that they
^ciuldn't have too much trouble
iteming the Huskies and they
" just weren't up fofc the game,'*'
he said of his own team's weak
Quarterback Barry Carkner
called a good mixture of running and passing plays which
kept the weak. -Huskie defense
chasing its own tail,
,|form Thomas scored one TD
an<| conjftaually knifed throu;
the   Huskie   <Jefen§e   for   long
ijhrds racked up the'. first
points of "the game on ,a 45-yard
lob from Carkner to end Tony
Thomson. Peter Kempf converted. .
The   next   Bird   major   came
-courtesy of--©ick—Gibbons; who
made a fine catch of a Carkner
Tpass- •©»' the -Saskatchewan-four
yard line.
' Three plays later Carkner
passed to Gibbons again for the
gsix points. Kempf converted and
the Birds led by 14 points.
In the second hall the Bird
defensive wall crashed through
to block a Huskie punt and took
over on the Saskatchewan 32-
yard line.
< Dick Zarek went around l^t
end, eluding three tacklers to
take the ball *to the Huskie five-
yard stripe.
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fine on a keeper play. Birds led
In the third - period coach
JFrank Gnup nave Gibbons a
chance to show his wares atj
iquarterback. "He didn't look
half bad," said Gnup.
Early in the fourth quarter.
Gibbons took the ball into the.
Huskie den on a one-yard sneak.
After a slight pause to ponder,
the referees decided that Gib-
fcons did make it over and when
they finally let the Birds line
sid for the convert attempt
Kempf   spirt  the uprights.
With nine and a half minutes
left, Gibbons and Carkner reversed roles and Gibbons hit
Carkner for 30 yards and a TD.
In another Western Intercol-
Jegiate Conference game at Edmonton, Alberta squashed the
league's other have-nots, University of Manitoba, 46-9.
football gome as all 24,players decided they wanted to occupy the same spot at Ihe same time. Cause of the crowd
scene, which was packed a little closer than the .4,000 in the
stands, was Bird quarterback Dick Gibbons, who tried to
sneak into the end zone. He's on the bottom and inches across
the line.
acce r
in mud bowl
UBC Thunderbirds Sunday
outswam Williams 6-0 in the
mud-spattered opener of the
Imperial Cup soccer competition.
•The .game was -Birds-' • sixtn
consecutive victory—five iri
league action.
Played in the -mud bowl that
was Hillcrest Park, it was the
Birds' most impressive outing
of the season:
"Considering the ., conditions;'', said coach Joe Johnson.
"I couldn't have asked for
move, from the. boys- They were
hustling all the way."
Bob .Johnson and John Harr
led the scoring with two goals
apiece; .Noel -Cummings and
Jim Jamieson picked up the
The score would have been
8-0 were it not for a miniature
lake in front of the William's
goal. Two Bird shots, certain
goals, slithered to a stop in
the' oversize puddle.
.,., But they weren't needed as
goalie George Hrennikoff
came up with his second shutout in as many weeks.
Birds now advance to third
round play in the Cup series.
Next game will be Sunday.
Time and place have not yet
been announced.
In league action over the
weekend,   UBC   Chiefs   were
^stopped 5-1 by Richmond.
Paahoni leads Jayvees
to Memy weekend wins
The UBC Jayyees basketball team, led by Ron Paulson,
took two easy wins over the weekend in Junior Men's League
*tfrst Downs  28
Yds.   Hushing     308
^d«.  Passing     214
Passes   att  27
Passes   comp  17
Penalties/yds  7/80
Interewttorts by  .... 2
Punts/yds.       5/35
FuBrtrles/fost   ....... 0
Saturday, the Jayvees trounced the CYO Saints 91-47 in a:
foul-filled game at King Edward
gym. Paulson netted 10 field
goals, mostly on long jump
shots, and added 11 foul shots
for a 31^point total. Bob Barazzuol scored 13 more for the
Sunday night, the Jayvees
beat UBC's freshman team, the
Braves, 76-59 at the opening of
the new Jewish Community
•      •     •
The Braves started quickly,
and held Jayvees to a 36-33 lead
at half-time. In the second half,
the Braves started to feel the
pressure of tl\e Jayvees game-
long full court press, and Jayvees began to pad their lead.
Ron Paulson was again top
Jayvee scorer wilih 19 points.
Rory Wellings and Bill Anderson each scored 11. High scorer
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Bauer's Birds fly;
edge Powell River
Winger Wayne Hunter staged a homecoming of his own over
the weekend.
Hunter, formerly of Powell River, set up two UBC goals to
lead the hockey Thunderbirds to a 3-2 win over the Powell River
Regals Saturday night.
It was the season first game for the Birds.
Thunderbirds     goals     were
scored by centre Pete Kelly,
wing Mickey McDowell, and de-
-fenceman Dave Chambers.
• •      •
Kelly is a holdover from the
1-962 Birds while the others
joined the club this fall.
It was the Birds' youth coupled
with their better physical condition that kept them in t h -e
lead for the 60 minutes. The
Regals' average age was nine
years older than the Birds.
Goalie Ken Broderick handled
28 -shots while the papertown
Hetrfiinder stopped 29.
• •      •
The Bird forward line travelled through the Regals' defence
time and again only to fire
point-blank  and miss.
Undoubtedly coach Father
David Bauer will be scheduling
shooting practice for the next
few sessions.
But he says his checking lessons are beginning to pay off.
His defencemen contained the
~ Regals well and the forwards
forechecked strongly, he said.
Seattle, mud
heat Jayvees
On a wet, muddy field Sunday
.the Jayvee football team played
"tfee last note of a sour season.
They lost to the Seattle Cavaliers 7-6. The Jayvees only
Score was a touchdown by quarterback Joe Redmond. After
( propping back to pass Redmond
j&w that all his receivers were
Severed, so he decided to run
®ie ball himself.
This was the best play of the
game with Redmond zig-zagging-
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goal-line past the startled Cavalier defence.
Jayvees managed only one
win this season in seven starts.
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the hooks.
In the other first division
game, Braves lost to the powerful Kats 14-5 but were the first
team to score points against the
Kats this year. Scoring the try
was Bob McKay; it was converted by Charles Pentland.
The loss gives the Braves a
2-2 won-lost record for the season.
Varsity B
as grads
The UBC Thunderbirds basketball team tangled with the
Grads Friday night, and a good
time was had by all—except
Bird coach Peter Mullins.
Mullins, a perfectionist . at
heart, was—to put it mildly—
distressed by the number of
mistakes his team made, although they breezed to an easy
74-45 win.
"It was our first game this
year," he said, "and we sure
looked like it. Those first 10
minutes were shocking."
The Birds held a scanty 11-9
lead at the 10-minute mark.
"Everything was better in
the second half," Mullins said,
"but we were still spotty. I'd
have to say we beat them on
It was defence that Mullins
was mainly worried about.
"We committed 18 fouls," he
said. "We'll have to cut that
down to about 10."
John Cook, who last year
made the big jump from the
Braves  to   a  starting  position
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For the Grads, Ernie Ny-
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Tuesday,  November 6,   1962
'tween classes
For mason
speaks on
Red China
Tim Lee, a student from
Taiwan, discusses communal
life in Communist China today
at noon in Bu. 203.
* *     *
Organizational meeting noon
today Bu. 217. New members
* *    *
Discussion on "Big Business,"
noon today, Bu. 214. Everyone
* *    *
Meeting and second color
Affile contest, Wednesday, 12:30
.B*. 203.
.'"**•■  ■ #    *    *
Lecture by Fred Stockholder
on "Caesar and Cleopatra," by
G. B. Shaw. Grad Club, Wednesday, 8:15 p.m. All grads and
friends welcome.
* *     *
Organizational meeting, Wednesday noon, Bu 204. Help to
bring the great Canadian back
to provincial politics.
NFCUS national magazine
seeks student contributions
ARCHITECT Warnett Kennedy
will chair Vancouver Institute
panel discussion on responsibility for medical care in Bu.
106 Saturday at 8:15 p.m.
Six  painters'
works  featured
A painting exhibition, **The
Unquiet Canvas," will open in
the Fine Arts Gallery Nov. 14.
The exhibition will feature
the works of seven artists, Roy
Kiyooka, Glenn Toppings, Bob
Steele, Takao Tanabe, Brian
Hart, James Johnston, and Cynthia Gardner.
Twenty paintings by Alexei
von Jawlensky, of Russia, will
be shown concurrently in the
Little  Gallery.
The pilot edition of Canada's
new national student magazine,
being edited at UBC, will hit
the newstands on campuses
across the country February
Contributions for the 64-
page magazine, published by
the National Federation of
Canadian University Students
are being solicited at all Canadian universities.
Editor Fred Fletcher said the
magazine will contain everything from scholarly or semi-
scholarly student articles to
jokes and limericks.
•      •      •
He    is    looking l for   feature
articles reflecting student political,    economic    and    literary
thought, as well as short stories,
humorous articles, and poems.
The magazine will also con-
tain contributed photos and cartoons. Photos should be eight
by 10-inch glossy prints and
cartoons clearly drawn on white
All contributions must be in
by Dec. 15. Articles should be
no longer than 2,500 words and
Contributions may be submitted to box 75 in the student
council offices or directly to
Fletcher at The Ubyssey offices.
Fletcher said the copy will be
screened toy a committee of
professors at UBC.
*      *      *
He said 10,000 copies of the
magazine, which will sell for
25. cents a copy, will be printed.
The magazine was initiated
at the NFCUS Congress this
September. UBC was mandated
to produce it.
The last national student
magazine was put out in 1956
by the NFCUS national executive.
* • •
"I hope that we will get contributions that will make the
magazine a voice of the students—both serious and funny.
We have no intention of trying
to sell anything. We want to
produce a neutral forum for all
sorts.of student opinion," Fletcher said.
AMS second vice-president
Ed Lavalle has been appointed
co-ordinator of production for
the magazine.
Mailing address for contribui
NFCUS Magazine,
Brock Hall,
University .of B.C.,
Vancouver 8, B.C.


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