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No. 35
Scene of tragic accident where construction worker Frank
Tonon met his death is shown in the above pictures. Top
picture shows height from which the accident victim fell and
the bottom picture shows the spot where the victim struck.
Workman Meets
Death in Plunge
A 35-year-old laborer fell about 35  feet to his death
. Thursday from the fourth floor of the Buchanan Building Ex-
We'll Fight On
Ubyssey Staff Reporter
AMS President Peter Meekison said today Student Council
will see the City Council or the Mayor about the University
Area housing situation.
The Student Council set up a committee Monday night
to investigate and report on the situation pointed, out in a brief
presented by John Hogarth.
The action grows out of the3>-
intention of the city planning
department to enforce the zoning bylaw which, says Hogarth's
brief, "has lain more or less dormant since being passed." •
This is the bylaw of June 18,
1956, which limits to two the
numbers of roomers or boarders
at a home in a single family residence area.
tension construction
Frank Tonon became the vic-
time of the first fatal accident
suffered by Burns and Dutton
- workers on six campus building
projects, construction superintendent Cliff Andrews said
Tonon is survived by a wife
and one child.
Work on the new building
stopped until Monday following
the 11 a.m. accident.
Tonon was working with signalman Vince DeBonis fastening
slings around stacks of cement
form siding so that they could
be lowered to the ground by
crane  operator  Dave  Beaulieu.
The material was pulled Off
of the fourth floor and swung
away from the building before
Beaulieu   was   watching the
tip of his crane boom to see it
was clear of the cement work,
and as he looked back at the
(continued on page 8)
Ubyssey Staff Reporter
Things are looking up for
Canadian University teachers.
A recent Canadian Press
news item states that higher
salaries in this country has apparently reversed the flow of
Canadian professors to the U.S.
Recent studies by the Dominion Bureau of Statistics and the
Canadian Association of University teachers show that salaries
at Canadian universities, slightly below American levels five
years ago, now are as much as
$2,500 a year higher.
"Last year 80 per cent of enquiries about job openings at
one Canadian college came from
Americans," said- Dr. J. H. S.
Reid, executive secretary of
"This has certainly never happened before;"
Interviewed by the Ubyssey,
Dr. Shrum, head of the Physics
Dept., said there was very little difference in starting salaries
at Canadian and U-S. universities, although in the states the
higher positions are appreciably
better paid.
The starting salary for Physics professors at UBC, he said,
compared well with, for exam-
plei the published schedule of
He thought that higher rates
of pay at Canadian universities
would be mainly in the Humanities.
Dr. Shrum said that most
trained personnel lost to Canadian universities went into
American industry.
He cited the case of a former
UBC professor, earning about
$7,000, going into U.S. industry
at a salary of $14,00*.
There is no such inducement
to enter Canadian industry, he
said, because starting pay is not
much higher than at university.
(continued on page 3)
See'"Profs Paid"
The whole of Point Grey west
of MacDonald Street is zoned as
a single family residence area.
The students in this area are
from out of town and are already
having to pay at least $500 more
per year to attend university
than Vancouver students who
stay at home and do not pay for
room and board.
"The University must, in all
cases, do all it can to relieve
the financial burden of the out-
of-town student," said Meekison.
"We'll fight."
Homeowners in the immediate
vicinity of the University Gates
think that the bylaw, while,being on the books, will not be: enforced because of the housing
shortage at the university.
But Alderman Halford Wilson,
chairman of the committee in
charge of city planning, says
that city is'1 embarking on a ten-
year program to "clean up the
city", that is, to enforce the bylaw.
. "Inspectors are out locating
illegal suites," says Wilson. Basements with separate cooking and
bathroom facilities occupied by
groups of students or by married
couples are the particular target
of these inspectors.
But houses where three or
more boarders or roomers are
resident are also being reported.
Each house is considered separately and a ruling made on
how long the facilities may remain until they have to conform
to legal requirements. Maximum time allowed will be ten
(continued on page 3)
See "Meekison"
t—___ —•
'tween classes    j
William Kashtan, national
executive member, Communist
Party of Canada, speaks on "A
Labor Party for Canada?" noon
today, Bu.  100.
* *     * i
Meets today at 12:30, Bu. 216.
* *     *
Film on motor development
in children with comment by
Prof. Balyea, noon today, HM-2.
* *     *
General meeting 12:30.today
in HL-1. ,
*     *     * j-
Ski trip to Mount Baker this'
Sunday. Transport by bus. Sea
club notice board.
* *     * j
Professor Gaffrey Parke-Taylor speaks on "Jesus Christ—A
New Testament Portrait," noon
today, Bu. 1Q6.
* *     * •
Dr. McTaggart-Cowan will
speak on landscape photography
in Bu. 203.
* *     *
Club   executive   and  football
player photos will be taken noon
today in clubroom.
Frosh class reps attend council meeting noon today, Bu. 32Q.
(continued on page 8)
The Thin Edge
Of (Gasp) Barf!
Editor's note: Dr. Frood, famed
lecturer and mentor of The
Ubyssey, was interviewed Wednesday,
We discovered at that lime
that Dr. Frood was the leading
authority on Barf. Therefore we
requested him. to write a series
of articles on Barf. This is the
first in a series of Barf columns
by  Dr.  Frood.
As I had told reporters, not
to mention the women (Barf!).
Barf is good for you.
However too much or too
little Barf is bad for you, not to
mention   the   women(Barf!).
Through intensive research I
have discovered that men are
more susceptible to a Barf frame
of mind than women.
Using   Brock   Lounge   as   a
laboratory with the fine normal
Ubyssey staff as a control group
I was' able to draw these conclusions.
Male students with too. little
Barf just lounged around probably wondering where their next
cup of Barf juice was coming
from. The subtle leg-crossing
skirt-hike, a trick learned by
over-Barfed girls, left these
poor under-Barfed fools mentally
debating what material the Skirt
was made of.
However, over-Barfed male
students are an even more pathetic study. Such pathetic specimens are usually found under a
red sweater.
Only nurses, insured by daily
studies of physiologic charts, are
able to associate with these unhappy lads.
£-p,£    ffYSSEY
Friday, January 15, 1960
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Whenever the principles of liberty are threatened by a
menacing and immoral organization that seeks to corrupt goodness to its own ends, and wherever that organization manifests
itself under the guise of peace, there will be found the desperate,
the unfortunate, the weak-hearted, and the misguided, who
bind themselves into an unlovely brotherhood.
In order to prevent the furtherance of the ambitions of
such persons as these, men have suffered and died in the name
of truth and justice. They died almost gladly, because, even in
the extremities of their different agonies, they believed that
the generations that were to come after them would profit
both by-their martyrdom and by the lesson that such a martyrdom would teach. But it is apparent to me now that their
unhesitating refusal to compromise their beliefs, even in the
face of horrible death, has laid them open only to mockery,
ai\d worse, to a mockery that is veiled and contemptuously
polite. So we must raise their ghosts in order to expel from
your minds any thought of capitulating to the unsavoury forces
that would overcome us.
Auschwitz ... a concentration camp set up under the
n%tio,nal socialist government of Hitler. HJere, banks of ovens
* were repeatedly filled with fuel that was formed of the living
and dead bodies, of human beings. Naked men, women, and
children were dragged by limb or cropped hair to a death
so. horrible that the. inquisitors of the sixteenth century could
devise no worse. Fastened to stretchers, they were pushed into
flames that fed upon the writhing bodies of their fellows who
lay under them, aAd tb,ey in turn fed further flames so that
the stench oi burning human flesh sickened even the most
sadistic of their captors. When the oveps choked with ash, other
pr^oners were forced to shovel out the ghastly remains before
th^y .themselves were used as the initial fuel to service another
funeral pyre.
Belsen ... a concentration camp set up under the national
socialist government of Hitler. Here, prisoners were admitted
oij- their, bellies, and forced to crawl before guards ;whose
whoje, taajning was in the unhappy arts of degrading their
fellow men to the level of animals. Here, ppttassium cyanide
poisoning- was preferred as the means of: exterminating thousands of persons whose crime was usually no worse than that ■
thj^y were born..
Bucjhenwa}d ... a concentration camp set up under the
national socialist government of Ifitler. This camp was peculiar
in that here many prisoners werej murdered 6V."doubtful medical grounds, and that in the beginning some sort of record was
kept of the names of persons so (Jespatiph^d. There werje. many
methods of. slaughter experimented with* but.npne wa$ found
to be efficient by itself,'andj so each was sur^Iernentf^i with
others when an especially high death rate was desirable.
These are the nyjsj recent in a long series of international
crimes wlucb would never hay* occurred, had those people
rn positions, of authority see© their duty clearly, and without
hesitation had taken the most urgent steps to prevent the spread
o^the ideologies that promoted them. But so often, these
persons of authority were plagued by cowards and worse, who
counted amongst themselves voices considered the most respectable in the land. So, when the cure was simple, the
disease was allowed to continue on its course, and only when
that horrible fever was apparent were any measures taken to
copbat it. Even these measures were taken against the advice
of persons who felt that they had no solemn duty to protect
themselves, but believed that they had a Messianic message
of submission to the conqueror. But the wraiths of murdered
millions haunt them today, and they seldom raise their voices.
Instead, they have made way for the new group of unhappy
mjn4s who can see nothing morally wrong with the devastation
of vast countries, and the diversion of the property of, those
countries, tp. thfi.use of another horrible ideology. Their fellows
are here, in this university, and, everywhere across the land.
I do not suggest that these people are all deliberately
rapnaial; in their, thoughts and their,' actions, though spme
oFtheih certainly are, Icfo say that they, arguing sernantically
as,, is thejs custom,, have talked themselves into a state of mind
thaj.is cpfttradiQtory tq that which can encompass any idea
°\tye,-$&tfk *$& be.ku.tX of human experience of which they
ought to be aware. L|t them, stand at their rostrjfflis, if. they.
please, and sully^i aiz v$& the^r. wjjrds^ History,waft, convict
them, as she has'convicted their predecessors.       ' '" —M:p\S.
The Editor,
University of B.C.
D'ear Sir:
Mr. Desmond Fitz-gerald's
article in,the Ubyssey (Jan. 7,
1960) invoked from me a mixture of amusement and sympathy. While I am willing to
appreciate that writer's assiduous attempts to generalize in
the face of space, the flimsy
conclusions he dr^ws smacks
of utter ignorance of past and
prevailing conditions in Malaya
and reflects an unwillingness
on the part of Mr. Fitz-gerald
to free himself from the segregated and narrow confines of
his literary and make-believe
world in commenting upon
events there.
Generalizations have a useful
and valid function insofar as
the facts upon which they are
founded are known to both
writer and reader. But where
a writer makes no attempt to
provide his reader with the
facts (or fiction in Mr. Fitzgerald's case) upon which his
generalizations are based then
this can only be interpreted as
a deliberate and calculated effort on the writer's part to mislead his readers into avenues
carved out only by his own
predilections. Such a scheme
can only have deceit as its
I shall attempt in this short
space to refute, in most cases,
and question, in some, the validity of Mr. Fitz-gerald's sweeping generalizations.
1. Mr. Fitz-gerald's allegation
of "lack of libraries, bad primary and secondary schools,
environmental circumstances—
This allegation, as that writer
reminds us, was made in consideration  of  the "why, when
and   how"   the   situation   happened.  Now  a  vile accusation
of this nature, unqualified and
unsubstantiated   by   any   evidence   whatsoever,    can   only
serve   as   a   reflection  of that
writer's   immaturity   and   impetuosity. The least that a reader can expect in the fact of an
allegation of this sort are the
writer's criteria of "bad" upon
which   his   judgements   are
founded. Admittedly, many inadequacies   exist   both' in   library facilities and primary and
secondary  schools   in  Malaya
relative to the wealthy  countries, ofctiie West: But this does
not   invalidate   the  fact   that
Malaya has indisputably one of
the best systems of education
and library facilities in Southeast Asia. And to  think that
Mr.   Fitz-gerald,   in   his   very
short stay in Malaya (which
couldn't  have exceeded three
months prior to the time of his
article   being   written)   could
have grasped the "why, when
and how" of an "intricate background" seems  incredulous. If
he  had only read   even  ttfe
sparseest of  literature on the
subject (e.g. the IBRD, the All
Party Dept.   on  Chinese Education, the Razak Repl., Chel-
liah's 100 Years  of Education
in Malaya)  and made any attempt to relate these to educa- ■
tional systems  of other  countries, including the West (bearing in mind the different states
of the various countries' social,
economic apd political advancements)   then   Mr.   Fitz-gerald's
unqualified and unsubstantiated   conclusions    would    have
smacked, le^s, of fanatic, dogma.
2. His  gp?upi?i of allegations
that   UiM#rj5ify   students    in
Malaya are concerned only with
passing examinations; a "too
passive fascination with movie,
comic strips, cards and crap";
that conversations in Raffles
Hall hostel are "even about
anything significant and intellectual:"
All these allegations seem to
suggest the predominance there
of a student population who
are no mpre than pedants,
gambling and movie addicts.
Here again no attempt is made
to substantiate the conclusion
with anything that bears a semblance of undistorted fact. I
certainly would not be so pretentious as to say that there is
no student there who is not
overtly examination conscious,
or who doesn't see the movies,
read the comic strips or play
cards. But does the fact that a
number of students indulge in
these pastimes merit it as an
evil which should warrant comment? Are these activities the
sole monopoly of students only
in Malaya? Don't university
students all over the world
have the same or an equivalent
of such pastimes?
3. His allegation suggesting
that university students in Malaya (supposedly the majority
of them, since Mr. Fitz-gerald
prefers not to state the number)
are obsessed by the Civil Service to the extent that entry
into the Service becomes their
only .goal.in life:
This allegation, unqualified
and unsubstantiated, I shall
refute as nonsensical gibberish.
Sir, if you will recall, in my
, original article entitled "Some
Aspects of University Education in Malaya" (which you
unwittingly chose to print "Education in Malaya" — Ubyssey,
Jan. 5, 1960), I sought to explain the relationship in.some
detail between the Malayan
Arts graduate and the Civil
Service. Unfortunately, most of
this was advertently excluded
from your paper. As space
would not permit me to go into
the details of this relationship
here I shall only quote, from
my original article, a conclusion which I reached and which,
I assure you, is shared by the
majority of my colleagues in
t he University of Malaya:
"—the new spirit, which has
been engendered by this change
in outlook bringing about a
new realization that the University has a far greater role
than just that of producing
bolts and nuts for a Civil Service machinery which once
functioned for an interest entirely foreign, is a spirit which
any university can be proud
of." (Incidentally I might perhaps mention that you preferred
to exclude this from my
It is interesting to note, in
this respect, that in the only
attempt made to produce some
semblance of evidence -in support of his host of generalizations Mr. Fitz-gerald should refer to the case of the "student
(who) even refused a Rockefeller Foundation award because
he would have been set back
two years in the Civil Service
struggle ahead." I find it incredible that Mr. Fitz-gerald
should, in a desperate attempt
tp sound convincing, have recourse to an argument so petty,
flimsy and hollow. Surely the
mpst naive of his readers can
sieve a boulder through that
argument —- an argument exemplary of Mr. Fitz-gerald',s
constant efforts throughout his
article * tov draw. the, rule out of
the exception. Surely that writ
er cannot expect any reader,
even the most gullible, to be
hoodwinked into believing that
the case cited (even if true)
can only be an exception, too
wild, to be offered in support
of his argument.
4. In placing an accusing
finger on the defenceless
women students in Eusoff College (Women's Hostel) wouldn't
Mr. Fitz-gerald perhaps prefer
to redress his own 'techniques*
rather than sulk in retreat?
5. Mr. Fitz-gerald seems to
imply, further on in his article,
that 'Leftbankism' should be
made the sole criterion of a
university's worth. I grant him
that only a small number of
students there do let down their
hair after his fashion. But if
his article is any indication of
the type of Leftbankism he
postulates then I certainly am
glad that the number of students there in that class should
have been limited to only a
6. Mr. Fitz-gerald's reference
to the lack of a cultural heritage is another example of his
airy fairy talk. One would
gather from his article that his
concept of 'culture' embraces
only the narrow boundaries of
"music, literature and things
aesthetic." Surely a liberally
educated student, as Mr. Fitzgerald professes himself to be,
should be willing to accept 'culture' in its broader sense to
embrace every element that
goes to make up a people's way
of life. Music, literature and
painting are merely manifestations of a nation's culture.    ■'/~
Then why should he assume
that Malayans • are in "a
vacuum between East and
West, belonging to a half-
colour?" Must a culture be rigidly classified so as to be. attributed to either East or West?
Hasn't Mr. Fitz-gerald the insight to detect, in Malaya, a
growing culture brought about
by the harmonious mingling
and fusion of the three main
races. Aren't manifestations of
this culture found in the Malay
pantuns, wayang audits, folk
dances, paintings, village sculpture, the Chinese wayangs. the
several Indian rites and rituals
—all of which have a distinctly
Malayan flavour. Or has he
failed to detect in these the
potentials for the future development of a Malayan culture.
He has asked, "how many
are doing anything about it?"
In the University of Malaya, at
least, I can refer him to the
efforts that are being made in
the Dept. of Languages, especially the Malay Department.
Surely the efforts of students
in that Dept. directed towards
research into the Malay language, literature and folklore,
the offer of the services of
these students in the Government's scheme to extend the
teaching of the language, the
literature on various subjects
written by students in that medium (found in the Journal of
the Malay Language Society),
are only a few concrete examples of the role played by university students there in recording, assimilating and fostering the growth of the nation's culture. And certainly
the number of students engaged in this sort of work (not
to mention others in the Depts.,
of History and Geography an^
alspj students    who take part
(Continued on Page 3) < Friday, January 15, 1960
—Photo   by  Earle   Olson
Giving with some fancy leg-work are these cavorting fraternity "belles." Dancers are memmbers of the frat "Chorus
Line," which performed for the large crowd attending the
Pep Rally held yesterday .
Pep Meet Draws
TOOO Spectators
Ubyssey Staff Reporter
Over 1,000 students thronged
to the Armouries yesterday to
be "pepped up" for next week's
annual big splash of the Greeks,
called Mardis Gras.
This is the only occasion of
the year when you can get
soused for charity. According to
the publicity men, it will be
bigger and better than ever.
Nine queen candidates graciously, patiently circled the
Armouries twice, gained rousing
partisan applause, posed smilingly for a few minutes on the
stage, and left the male electorate aghast.
Voting ballots were thoughtfully handed out at the entrance.
The next attraction was our
campus quartet, The Four
Winds. They conclusively proved that four winds blowing from
different direction's do not
necessarily provide a pleasing
sound. The blowing was tough.
Highlights of 'the hour and a
half show were the skits of the
King candidates.
The stage was invaded by
gangs from Texas, the Chicago
South Side, and Louisana, by
Elvis the Pelvis alias Brothers,
and folk singers of various
shades and confessions.
Want to live
on Campus?
Large double room for two
males. Private entrance,
bath room, telephone, no
$35.00 each
Call AL. 1669R or AL. 0050
Laughs were plenty, and
everyone managed to get his
message across in the prescribed
four minutes: come to the Mardis Gras, get your tickets now.
"And who would want to miss
the notorious and ever-popular
Professor's Skit?" read yester-
day's invitation in Ubussey.
Well, certainly those who fell
for this catch did.
Those who missed yesterday's
spectacular may cast their votes
next Friday or Saturday at the
Commodore. Those who just
can't scrape up six bucks this
soon after the holidays may take
their kiddies and grandparents
to Thursday's last trial of the
chorus girls at the Commodore:
admission at reduced prices.
(continued from page   1)
In deciding how long each
homeowner is allowed, says Wilson, the committee considers the
quality of the quarters and the
Some parts of the city are a
"disgrace, breeding slum conditions," he said.
But they are not dealing with
the student housing problem,
they are dealing with the problem of enforcing the bylaw, he
Alderman Wilson invited the
AMS Council to see the City
Council about having the bylaw
amended to allow for concessions in residences for students.
He suggested that perhaps illegal suites for students could
be dealt with differently from
illegal suites for non-students.
He said that the Universities
residence building program will
provide room for any students
affected by the enforcement of
zoning  restrictions.
But AMS President Peter Meekison disagreed.
"In ten years this university
will have 20,000 students, and
half of these will be out-of-town
students," Meekison said.
The university will be only
holding its own in building additional housing units, and if there
is a dislocation outside the gates
it will mean that students will
have to move further away, he
(Continued from Page 2)
This is World Refugee Year.
There is, somewhere, a refugee
whose life YOU could help to
annually in archaeological excavations) are, if Mr. Fitzgerald is conversant with students' activities and student
numbers there, an appreciable
percentage of the students of
the Arts Faculty.
I fail to understand Mr. Fitzgerald's eagerness to rush
through his article especially
in the light of a lament which
I detect in his reference to the
fact that he is "a foreigner not
long here." There seems to be
a reference in this to a deep-
seated desire in him to remain
in Malaya for a longer period
so that he can dish out more
than just an "Impression" of
that country. Yet, as I understand, Mr. Fitz-gerald has several more months in that country subsequent to the time his
article was written. This time
would certainly have enabled
him to re-examine, in the light
of a greater knowledge of the
place, his erroneous conclusions based on his sketchy observations. Then why the rush?
Could this rush be a reflection
of Mr. Fitz-gerald's sub-conr
scious desire to be the living
symbol of that class who'd
rush in where angels feared
to tread?
In conclusion, I find it grip-
pingly ironic that Mr. Fitzgerald should, in his article, so
strongly propose the idea of a
liberal education. Certainly his
purpos.e less generalizations
characterised by their total
absence of substantiated evidence, his comments and observations focussing on the
most petty and trite, his superficial insight -failing to grasp
the nature of things in their
truer and broader social, econ-.
omic, political and cultural
contexts, serve only to reveal
Mr. Fitz-gerald's sad want of
a liberal education.
Yours faithfully,
WUS  Exchange Scholar  from
the University of Malaya.
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Friday, J
The Shaming and the True
Fifty years ago, the impressive figure of the actor-manager was a familiar in the English landscape. Each strutting,
hamming mummer drummed
his way . across country and
tawn, hammering home dramatic truths in a hundred halls
or slamming sham dramaturgy
out at the audience with equal
vehemence. His troupe consisted usually of good character-actors and actors of doubtful character; his repertoire
ran from The Swan of Avon
to The Murder in the Red
Barn; the box-office returns
were often enough to keep the
company in beer or the black
for weeks on end.
But the scene has changed.
Now the old troupers are scattered, Mephistopheles knows
where; Orson Welles is in Hollywood, of course, and I know
of an English east-coast octogenarian who still plays, in his
weekly rep., all the juvenile
leads opposite his weighty
wife; of others there are none
one calls to mind. Except the
man who came to the Orpheum
last Tuesday, Sir Donald
From the awful anachronism of his opening announcement, "... we will give scenes
from the work of our master-
dramatist." to the flourish of
Petruchio taming his shrew,
the more than lifesize bones
of an emoting actor-manager
intermittently were visible beneath the flesh of true emotion and the fine skin of his
technique. Apart from the
small but deathly-coy slip of
his introduction^ this phenomenon was most evident during
the excerpts from Macbeth. In
this scene the skeleton fairly
rattled. Sir Donald had built
a sound characterization; Gla-
mis was disintegrating before
our eyes and the Furies; but his
tongue trapped him, lured him,
fascinated, into beautiful,
meaningless changes of tone,
pitch, and delivery; and suddenly he ceased to be Macbeth
and became an accomplished
technician listening to himself.
One was ashained for him.
Conversely, he was excellent
in other scenes. Passing over
the three speeches from Henry
V, which only made one won
der why Sir Donald did not
choose to warm-up before the
curtain was raised—oh, he produced in these passages a great
deal of technical smoke! But
no'emotional fire—passing over
these, then, one is left with his
Richard III and Petruchio, one
most interesting and the other
completely captivating.
Laurence Olivier, through
the medium of the cinema, has
made his Richard the most
widely-known characterization;
good as it was, however, one
demands invention; ripeness is
all, one step before decay, a
fruit for the picking, and, since
Derek Godfrey's delightful
parody of Gloucester-Olivier
at the Old Vic, it is hard to
take the original of the parody
seriously. Sir Donald's cripple
was more grotesque because
more natural; and superb body-
control held him convincingly
misshapen throughout the role.
The conception of Gloucester
daring Anne not to love him,
rather than wheedling her into
it, is a new and possible interpretation. Here, though, one
first noticed a speech-fault in
Sir Donald which irritated in
the Macbeth precis too: a swallowing of the final word in
each line, which raised hell not
only with the verse but also
with the content.
It is hard to praise enough
his Petruchio. Swaggering,
swashbuckling, quick, clever,
cool: a Wolfit strangely young,
but with all the poise his experience has brought him,
sparkling the speeches, and
shining the lines with the energy of joy. Here he was true
to the man he " chooses to
call Master, and here his en-
thusiam infected not only his
audience but his one-woman
troupe—Rosalind Iden.
Miss Iden, Lady Wolfit, made
a very good Kate, better, perhaps, in the earlier passages, a
shrew unrepentant. Unfortunately her other offerings—Tit-
ania, Oberon, and the Ladies
Anne and Macbeth—fell far
short of her finale. She has a
clear voice, good diction, and
confident posture, but a distressingly wooden movement
and a certain embarrassed air
raise barriers between her
characters   and   the audience:
she is seldom convincing; one
watches Rosalind Iden acting
Lady Anne. Lady Anne, of
course, is a difficult role; openly contemptuous of Richard at
the opening, she has by the
close of the scene swung to a
politic compromise. It may be
Shakespeare's fault, it may
have been Sir Donald's; I
could not believe her.
Her Lady Macbeth was a
technically competent, pedestrian performance. One was
grateful for the omission of the
sleep-walking scene, for hackneyed though it is, Tore Seg-
elcke bore it to us anew in the
University Auditorium a year
ago; there is no need of another birth, nor should one be
considered when there is a
great risk of miscarriage.
It is a pity that similar wisdom did not prevent Miss
Iden's assault on A Midsummer Night's Dream. Essaying
both Titania and Oberon, she
betrayed enormous naivitee by
her sketchy characterizations,
more thumbs than thumb-nail.
"Ill met by moonlight, proud
Titania," she husked, arms
clasped over her tummy, and
"What, jealous Oberon!" she
piped in reply, signalling a left
turn with one hand and clutching at her bustle with the
other; and husk alternated
with pipe, clasp with clutch
throughout the long exchange.
There are more accomplished
and subtle means of conveying
a change of character.
In closing I wish to return
once more to the parallel of
the actor-manager. These intrepid fellows carried their plays
and their skills into dark corners of England never until
then exposed to theatrical
light; and if the plays were all
too often misinterpreted, their
skills misapplied, at least the
unhappy inhabitants of the
dim regions were able to borrow a brand to light their own
small lamps of critical appreciation. Impressario Wolfit
must be admired for this, his
greatest stunt: bringing, not
the mountains to Mahomet,
but, to this desert of Vancouver, the evanescent oasis of his
Mary and her Lamb
' The underlying implied criticism of the degenerate sexual
influences occuring in schools
run under the progressive coeducational system,' as presented in Mary Had a Little Lamb."
"Mary had a little lamb,
Its fleece was white as snow.
;    And  everywhere   that   Mary
J went,
|    The lamb was sure to go.
j    It followed her to school one
j        day,
It was against the rule.
It  made   the   children  laugh
and play,
|    To see a lamb at school."
' It is just a simple nursery
rhyme, and. is known by almost every child. To them, it
is just a story that they can
recite or sing. But on careful
analysis it takes on an entirely
new and adult significance. It
is a brief and well stated criti-
• cism of the sexual attitude
| found among most students in
co-educational high schools
and colleges. It achieves this
by giving the story of a girl's
struggle to retain her purity
in the face of pressures placed
on her by her fellow students.
The lamb has long been a
symbol of innocence and is
used here to symbolize Mary's
innocence in one special way;
her virginity. The mention of
the fleece "as white.as snow"
is made to emphasize this. The
next two lines tell how carefully Mary guarded her purity.
And then came the tragedy.
Mary went to school. By
school, the unknown author of
this masterpiece undoubtedly
meant Senior High- School.
Here Mary, much to her dismay, found that purity was
frowned upon and that she. was
an object of ridicule. It made
the children laugh and play to
see a lamb at school." She
would have received different
treatment  by    the    boys and
girls, of course. The attitude
of the girls is given by the
word "laugh" and was mainly
a social ostricism with whispered remarks passed so that
Mary could hear them. The
word "play" gives the attitude
of the boys. Mary's determination would have been a challenge to them and they would
have all tried to be the first to
"make" her. Poor Mary was
doomed to this treatment until she quit school unless she
either conformed to the majority group or was lucky enough
to find a group of people with
similar ideas.
Whether or not the poem
was originally intended to
have this significance or if it
has just attained it by the nature of modern society, I. do
not know. I have interpreted
the poem in terms of modern
society  as I  have found it.
Watch That S
Occasionally, very occasionally, the ' Vancouver Little
Theatre Association is capable
of putting on a performance
that is so well rehearsed and
and so technically correct that
one can almost forget the dismal performances that regularly are paraded before an unfortunate public that has to be
blackmailed to attend them.
With plays that will either be
inordinate successes or dismal
flops one expects a flop. With
plays that hover on the border
line between boredom and delight, one can only expect the
embarassment that comes of
watching an unrehearsed amateur production traipse
through a plot and dialogue
that are as meaningless to the
director, apparently, as they
are to the cast. So it was with
Dial M for Murder, so it has
been with so many others, and
so it will be in the future.
Certainly, most of the fault
lies with the producers and the
directors of VLTA productions.
The playgoer who is familiar
with the various people who at
different timies have been responsible for much waste of
time, talent, and money, will
select what play he attends not
so mueh because it or its
author is a name but because
its local producer is capable
of employing a director who
knows his business.
Where the producer presumes to take much of the direction upon himself, as with a
recent miserably conceived,
miserably produced, and miserably  boring     revue,   the  only
possible result is a flop. Where,
however, a director of Ian
Thome's considerable stature
is employed to put a play of
one of the giant playwrights of
our time upon the stage of the
Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and
is allowed to do so without being cluttered up with much of
the dead wood that drifts
around the sea of ignorance
that the wavelets of VLTA go
to form, the result is pretty
sure to be something that is
worth spending money to see.
It is pure assumption on my
part to speak of Thorne, when
directing View From A Bridge,
as free of that form of interference that VLTA people so
specialise in. However, there
are one or two little pieces of
evidence that go to support
that assumption. For one thing,
there was only one member of
the hierarchy of VLTA in evidence, that person who washes
dishes in some restaurant or
other for a living. Perhaps
there were other more parasitic persons elsewhere. If so,
they stayed elsewhere, and did
not mar my evening with their
aimless chewing and sucking.
For another, an unusually
fine cast was upon the stage.
Apparently Thorne had even
denied the right of certain people to dictate who should receive what part in exchange
for whatever sycophantje
trivia had to be paid for. However does this fellow Thorne
work his  -wonders?
Perhaps part of the secret is
not so much Thorne as it is
good publicity. The delightful
Dear Mr.  Sinclair:
The kindest and most damning comment I can make on
Geoffrey Voss's letter is that
it was well-intentioned. This
letter, which purported to
chastise me for holding an
"American" attitude (whatever
that may be) toward matters
cultural landed with all the impact of a wet snowball tossed
by an emotionally-disturbed
myopic at a non-objective target. Mr. Voss, who I take to
be one of those blessed disciples of Art who tumble, one
large foot protruding, into confused prose at the drop of a
supposedly unsympathetic aphorism, produced in his letter a
tour de force of misinterpretation.
Where is his justification for
judging that by writing "How
on earth can this quarter-of-an-
hour have advanced the careers" (of anyone concerned
with the programme)? I implied that "peopie pursue the
Arts for purely (!) materialistic ends"? That is not what I
Why should he conclude that
I am "Blissfully unaware that
the program (!)... was but
one of a series"? On the contrary, I am well aware of this,
having listened to, approved of
and enjoyed all previous programmes to the one being discussed.
Where do I maintain that "Dr.
Mackenzie only broadcasts to
improve herself financially"?
Equipped as he was with this
stockpile of false assumptions,
it is understandable that Mr.
Voss fashioned them into the
telling verbal shaft which he
hurled at me in his final paragraph: "Money-minded cynic."
Now look, Mr. Voss. It is
my belief that everyone working in artistic forms, and, more
widely, every human being,
should continue to grow and
develop. For an artist, poet,
critic, this development must
surely "advance his career." It
is my contention that the pro;
gramme we are discussing failed to this; that instead of giving quarter-of-an-hour to the
work of one poet, the planners
tried to force the work of four
into the time allocated, and that
this attempt to pour four quarts
into a pint-sized pot of a programme prevented us from deciding whether these quarts
were of strong beer, light wine
or heavy water.
My case rests. It was perhaps nothing to make a voss
about. My sole purpose in replying is to cry down the shout
of "Phillistine"! which is all too
often raised when a David reprimands his army for marking
time instead of advancing.
- David Mansfield. —
4~_ ary 15, 1960
aky Structure
ivertisements that   some   of
s   were   foolish   enough   to
link the work of VLTA as a
hole    turned    out to be the
asterpieces of that publicity
izard  Fred   Hill. A disturb-
ig whisper has    reached  us
lat Hill was asked to resign
! a result of the  hard work
tat he has  put  into his job
ith VLTA over the years, and
iat    one of the people who
;ked him  to  resign was   the
jrson who presumes to teach
■me form    or   other of that
mbtful   collection   of unsav-
iry cold collations known as
RT at Vancouver Art School,
■esumably so that some one
other else might be permit-
d to step into  the job, and
ke  credit for  some remark-
;iy   cunning    advertisement.
e  should  have known  that
e group of self-satisfied and
mg old men and women who
ake up the board of directors
VLTA would be incapable
seeing genius when it has
eh paraded before them for
? many years. They must suf-
■ from some form of short-
;htednejss that gets progres-
ely _ worse   as   they   them-
ves    are    put more in the
As for the play itself, I am
hardly qualified to offer an
opinion as to its excellence.
That must be the work of the
drama critic of this page, who
is capable of telling in his own
critical terms just where the
production was better than any
thing else that he has seen
come out of VLTA. Let me end
with this word to the taxation
department of our government.
If you do ever get around to
reviewing the tax situation of
VLTA, do so honestly, and remit only those taxes that have
been earned by the honest
work of honest actors. As for
the rest, they should be taxed
out  of  existence.—P.C.
A View From The Bridge
A View From The Bridge
A View From The Bridge
A View From The Bridge
A View From The Bridge
A   View   From   The   Bridge
A   View.   From   The   Bridge
Spring Play and Tour (May)
"Time Remembered"
By Jean Anouilh
Directed by Franklin Johnston
Saturday, January 16
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
in the
Special Events and Fine Arts
Term Schedule
Jan. 26-MARTA VARGO. Celebrated 17-year-old pianist, playing selections from Bach, Beethoven, Schubert and Men-
dleson. BU 106.
includes Motzart's 5th Concerto in A major and Dvorjak's
Slavonic Dance. Guest violinist, Lea Foli. AUDITORIUM.
Feb. 17-PADRIAC COLUM. Reknowned Irish poet, novelist, and
March 9-ALEX WAUGH. Famous British novelist, essayist and
world traveller. Author of 1956 best seller "Island in the
Sun." Lecture in Auditorium.
March 17-Special Film, "INSIDE RED CHINA" narrated by
Nathan Cohen. AUD:
Jan. 19-Feb. 6-THE PILKINGTON AWARD FOR ARCHITECTURE. Contemporary Finnish Rugs.
Feb. 9-Feb. 13-ONE MAN SHOW by Jim Macdonald.
Feb. 16-March 5-BEN HILL-TOUT MEMORIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC SALON. Portraits of Greatness by Karsh.
March 8-March 26. 12th ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF B.C.
March 29-April 16. RELIGIOUS BANNERS, designed by stu
dents of Sister Mary Corita.
1C:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.—Tuesday through Saturday
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.—Tuesday evenings
brought to Canada by Canada Council. Will be shown in
Maritime Centennial Museum.
continue in BU 106 starting January 20. Featuring trios
by Roussel, Milhaud, Beethoven and Brahms.
Music Studio, old Forestry Products Lab.)
Jan. 29-"The Viola as a solo instrument in the Baroque."
Feb. 19-"Chamber Music of the Early Classic Period."
March 25-"Music of the Early Renaissance."
Feb. 12, 8:00 p.m.-BU   106 (programme to be announced).
Feb. 15, 12:30 noon-AUD. (repeat performance for students).
April 1-Schubert's Mass in Eb Major and Brahms' Liebeslie-
der Walzer performed.by the University Choir with soloists
and orchestra. 8:30 p.m. in the AUD. No admission price. PAGE SIX
Friday, January 15, 1960
Still Tickets For
Tonight and Sat.
A limited, number of students tickets are still available for
the Harlem Globetrotters' sparkling show of comedy and basketball" wizardry tonight and Saturday night at the War Memorial
Tickets are available at the
The celebrated Trotters -—
greatest attraction the sport of
basketball has ever known—
are expected to draw capacity
crowds both nights:
Action gets underway at 7:00
In addition to colourful hoop
action, the evening's entertainment will include performances
by famous international artists.
The Globetrotters' Vancouver
appearance, sponsored by the
Vancouver Basketball Commission, will meet a Vancouver
Senior A team in the second
half of the evening show.
The San Francisco All-Nations, a colourful and exciting
team of players of various national strains, capable of giving
the Trotters plenty of competition, will meet a Vancouver
Senior A team in the preliminary game.
The AlkNations squad includes stars such as  6'8" Kent
Bryan, Memphis State and Jerry Leater, 6'6" all-star from
Oklahoma Baptist University.
Abe Saperstein's Globetrotters, now in their 33rd year of
world-girdling exploits, . will
have with them zany 6'8" J. C.
Gipson, dribbling wonder Joe
Gardere, and other famous stars
Of the basketball court.
Halftime entertainment includes Belgium's Jacques Gordon, unicyclist arid juggling
wizard Dick Albershardt, former intercollegiate trampoline
champion, Guy Allan batonist,
Roy Foy in unique feats and.
George Lee, Chinese equilibrist.
' Names of some of the other
Globetrotters who will make up
the team include Ermer Robinson, Norman Lee, Jack Fitzpat-
rick and Ernest Wagner and
Willie Thomas. Their average
height is close to 6'4".
Other famous hoop stars who
make up the All-Nations lineup
are Ronald Holt, Chris Kaniho,
Reynold Freites, Robert Akeo,
Lelan Wong and Taddy Song.
J. C. Gippson makes it lodk easy
Lou Larry has done if again!
More exciting separates styled
with you in mind for Spring '60
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refreshing pastels of sea-foam
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the popular box pleats or slim
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To Saskatoon
UBC's  basketballing  Thunderbirds  left this  morning for
the frozen prairies where they meet the University of Saskatchewan at Saskatoon in a two-game series tonight and Saturday.
The series marks the opening
of  the WCIAU  basketball  season.
Jack Pomfret's 'Birds took
with them an overall record of
six wins and ten losses. Four of
the losses, however, were incurred at the hands of powerful
US. college teams.
In inter-city league play, the
UBC squad owns a fine four
wins and six losses record.
The 'Birds will be looking to
their big men like Barry Drummond, Norris Martin, Ken Wins-
Over 25 In Third
Spurts Ctr Rtdfy
Over 25 sports cars will take
part in the third annual Thunderbird rally this weekend.
Beginning at 10:01 a.m. Saturday, the rally, to include entries
from as far south as Seattle, will
cover roads varying in quality.
Destination is the frozen
Okanagan. The second day's
competition winds up at Hope.
Prizes Will be awarded for
sedan and sport classes. Further
information is available at the
• Full Dims
• Morning Coat*
• Whit* and Blue Coats
• Shirts and Accessories
• $1.00 discount to
UBC Students.
E. A. LEE Ltd.
fi23 HOWE MU 3-2457
drive the
wonderful new
10th and Alma
lade and Wayne Osborne to carry the team through the prairie
Drummond has been the
squad's high scorer since the
season opened but, he is closely
followed by the others.
Late-comer, 6'4" Wayne Osborne, has played outstanding
ball in recent games. He will
provide much of the team's
scoring and rebounding punch.
Both Saskatchewan and UBC
are comparatively in the dark as
to each others strengths and
weaknesses. Neither team has
seen the other in action and
therefore can only go by rumor
and reputation.
Next weekend Manitoba Bisons will invade the 'Birds cage
for a two-game series with the
Pomfret men.
UBC has very little in'forma*
tion about any of the prairie
teams. Basketball has not been
as well organized in the colleges
there, as it is on the coast. However, UBC is expecting strong
competition from the University
of Alberta, as usual.
The 'Birds, who return Sunday night, have a busy schedule
for the remainder of the month.
Following next weekend's tilt
with Manitoba, they take on
Dietrich-Collins in a crucial inter-city league game; then, host
the University of Alberta for a
two-game series January  29-30.
for 1950 Plymouth in good
running order? Can be seen
at  4605 W.  9lh Ave.
Telephone BR. 7-4135
4550 W. 10th Ave.
ALma 2540 Friday, January 15, 1960
Diane Sparks UBC
Win Over Hastings
Diane Beach led the Thunderettes to  a close  36-33  win
over third place Hastings in a Senior 'A' Basketball game.
Diane's long shots tallied for
15  of  the   Thunderette   points.
She now stands fourth in league
scoring with 86 points.
Fern Walker and Betty Aldous
controlled the backboards, in a
fast game.
UBC has now won five of
their seven league matches. The
only losses are to top place
Richmond Merchants.
The Thunderettes tackle Rich-
Girls Enter
B.C. Curling
The UBC Girl's Curling team
is entered in the B.C. Ladies
Curling Playdowns.
McNaughton Rink   lost  11-10
to a North Shore rink. Geddes
Rink of UBC also lost a close
game to North Shore 11-9.
The Playdowns continue until January 24 at the Pacific and
Capilano Clubs. The games are
played in a round-robin fashion
between the Pacific, Capilano,
North Shore and Pacific Business Rinks and UBC.
The UBC rink of Diane McNaughton, Genevieve Walsh,
Donna Geddes, and Pat Chata-
way will compete net month in
the WCIAU tournament in Edmonton.
The Men's Athletic Association held it's second meeting of
the new year Wednesday—without a secretary!
Applicants for this important
position are invited to apply in
writing to the Athletic Director,
UBC. v
The successful applicant would
act as secretary to MAA and
would also sit on the Men's Athletic Council (with faculty representatives and the MAA president).
The new secretary will finish
this term and continue through
next year.
A lively discussion concerning possibilities of an athletic
night (or day) was the main item
of business at Wednesday's
It was suggested that such a
campaign, designed to stimulate
interest and encourage member-:
ship in men's campus athletics,
might be staged in conjunction
with Frosh Orientation or con-,
currently with Clubs Day.
The council also discussed
plans to have an athletic brochure prepared for next year.
The purposes of such a brochure
would be to enlighten the student body on university sports
and athletics in general. It would
include information about student athletic administration —
and functions of organizations
such as MAA.
I Big Block representative Jack
ifenwood asked managers to
t^rn in award sheet recommendations as soon as possible.
.The awards committee will
determine winners next month,
w£th presentations to be made
at the Big Block banquet in
mond Wednesday night at Winston Churchill Gym.
Big event in the offing for
the Thunderettes is the Thunderette Invitational Tournament
to be held in the Women's Gym,
January 29-30. UBC will hostess
Portland, Calgary, Trail, Hastings and Kelowna in the two-
day event.
Diane Bevch
15 points
Co-Editors Ann Pickard, Ernie Harder.
Staff Mike Hunter, Fred Fletcher, Alan Dafoe
UBC Swimmers Host
Jr. Huskies Saturday
UBC's Thunderbird Swim Team, touted  as the best in
UBC history, plays host  this weekend  to  the  University of
Washington   Frosh   swimmers.   The   Birds   meet   the   junior
Huskies at Crystal Pool,on Saturday.
Last weekend the waterBirds
opened their season successfully
by easily defeating College of
Puget Sound 59-36 in Tacoma.
Despite the fact that five of the
Birds didn't arrive at the meet
in time because of car failure,
the swimmers topped three UBC
team records.
Bunny Gilchrist, Dennis Page,
Bert Peterson and Bob Bagshaw
teamed up to set a new 400-
metre medley relay mark. Pet-
Rowers Train
For Olympics
Frank Read's UBC Rowers
are toughening up in preparation for the Canadian Olympic
The oarsmen are engaged in
a strenuous winter program to
get in good shape before they
take to the water. B.C. weather
prevents rowing in the winter
months. Coach Read hopes to
get the shells out by mid-February.
Old faces on the crew, Don
Arnold, Lome Loomer, Archie
McKinnon, and Walter d'Hondt
have been joined by an eager
crop of newcomers.
In September the rowers held
a recruiting drive, to. form a
new body of oarsmen for the
Rome Olympics. At that time
about 35 recruits began to set
of special' exercises.
We will call at your fraternity house, take fittings for your group . . .
deliver the Tuxedos, and
pick them up.
Plume Today !
I Bob Lee's Tuxed<
623 West Hastings
MU 4-0049
erson set a new 200-metre butterfly record and Gilchrist beat
the old 200-metre backstroke
standard. Birds Tom Dinsley
won the diving competition.
A Division — VARSITY versus
No. 2 Field.
BLUES at-UBC No. 1 Field.
A at Memorial No. 1 Field.   '
These, three contests are
scheduled to start at 2:45 on
Saturday afternoon.
UBC No. 1 Field.
This game is scheduled for
1:30 on Saturday afternoon.
Ladies Swamp
Rivals In Meet
UBC Women's Track Team placed 67 points ahead of their
nearest competitor in the Women's Intervarsity Telegraphic
Track and Field Meet.
UBC took first place in five
of the eight events, second place
in six events and third in three.
Individual honors went to
Heather Campbell, Sally McCal-
lum and Jane Case.
Heather won the 60-yard and
100-yard dashes both times of
7.2 and 11.6 sec. respectively.
She was closely followed in both
events by Sally McCaUum. Sally
also placed first in the high
jump and sixth in the shot put.
In Field events Jane Case
threw the discus 101 feet 4
inches to win the event. She
was followed by twc» UBC competitors, Barb Bengough and
Ruth Creighton.
Big news in the Javelin event
was  Marilyn Peterson's second
Crawford's Signing a
Setback, Says Capozzi
B.C. Lions General Manager
Herb Capozzi stated yesterday
the signing of UBC's Bill Crawford with New York Giants of
the NFL is a setback to Canadian football.
The Thunderbirds lineman recently turned down a B.C. Lions'
offer in favor of a tryout with
the Giants.
place throw of 78 feet.
Other placings went to Sandra Sankey, third in the 100-
yard dash, Pat Russell second in
Broad Jump and fifth in the 60-
yard dash, Catherine Brodhurst
and Sylvia Hendrickson fourth
and sixth in the Broad Jump and
Jane Case third in the Javelin.
In team results UBC 114
points, University of Western
Ontario 47, Univ. of Saskatchewan 72 and Univ. of Manitoba
In the only relay event, the
4x110, UBC topped University
of Western Ontario with a time
of 53.0 sec. The best U. of W.
Ontario could-produce was 59,9
sec. time.
This was the first Telegraphic
Meet that UBC had taken part
in this'year. In an event of this
type each competing university
races on their own track and.
resuts are sent to a central area
for comparison.
Mr. Capozzi stated the Lionjs
put "several thousand" dollars
into UBC this year with the
hope that football players grad»
uating from here would tryout
with the Lions.
He stated the Lions will con**.
tact other UBC graduates tbte
year. u
Employment Ojprtuities
Representatives of our Company will be conducting
employment interviews on the campus 20th, 21st and 22nd
January and will be glad to discuss our requirements for
regular and summer employment with graduating students
and undergraduates.
Regular Employment—We have a number of interesting
openings in process, development, maintenance an<l design
engineering, technical service, financial and control, person?
nel, traffic and research, for graduates in chemical, mechanical and other engineering courses, chemistry, physics, science,
arts, economics, commerce and; business administration.
Summer Employjnent—As assistants to Process, Development and Design Engineers and for vacation relief in accounting, sales and production departments and the chemical
laboratories. Applieations for employment are invited from
male students.in the courses and years listed below:
Class of
1961 1962   1963
Chemical Engineering     x       x       x
Mechanical Engineering       x-       x
Electrical Engineering -1     x        x
Engineering Physics     x
Chemistry ^Honours or Major) __    x       x       x
Commerce or Business Admin. _    x        x
Application forms, details of actual openings and interview appointments can be.obtained through Colonel J. F.
McLean, Director of Personnel Services.
Personnel Division
About Your NFCS Life Plan
A qualified underwriter will be in the NFCUS Committee Room each
Wednesday and Friday from 11:30 to 1:30 until the January 31 deadline to answer your questions.
Room .165 BROCK EXTENSION' (&asemenr) PAGE EIGHT
Friday, January 15, 1960
(continued from page  1)
Undergrad writers, see Mr,
Zilber's board in Bu. for place
of Monday night meeting.
* *     *
Rev. G. O. Skaar speaks on
"The Principles of Bible Study"
Friday, 12:30  in Bu.  227.
* * " *
The UN Club invites members
to a film on India and a discussion on Sunday, 8 p.m. at 2232
East 46th. Phone AL3836-R for
a ride.
* *    *
The LSA will be having their
monthly fireside this Sunday at
3:00. Mr. Moi will be discussing
"Mere Christianity." Anyone
interested please phone Jack
Swanson  at   FA 5-6115.
Pastor Meyer speaks on "In-
tpiration    of    the    Scriptures,"
Monday noon, Bu 106.
U.N. General Meeting concerning trip to Reed College,
Legion Oup Debates and discussions.
(continued from page 1) -
load to see if it was handling
properly, he saw Tonon falling.
It is believed Tonon landed
almost head first on a sheet of
A doctor from the Westbrook
building announced the- man
"dead' when he arrived on the
scene about six "minutes after
the accident. An ambulance arrived ten minutes after the fall
«nd removed the remains to
the city morgue.
Tonon's glove was; found
tangled in the sling he-had attached to the load. Construction
Superintendent Andrews suggested that Tonon could have
been trying to untangle; a kink
in the wire sling as the crane
operator tightened up on the
r If his hand had become
tangled with the wire, he could
have been dragged over the
edge of the floor.
**• F.     JAN.  31
Profs   Paid
(continued  from  page   1)
Dr. Shrum emphasized that
the shortage of trained men,
especially in Physics, is creating
many excellent openings in university teaching.
"There are terrific opportunities for graduating Ph.D.'s in
Canadian universities," he said.
"Most of our young men don't
seem to realise this."
Dr. McDowell, head of the
Chemistry Dept., told Ubyssey
that the present situation was
hot to do with salaries.
At UBC, he stated, there is
an excellent record of research
achievements, particularly in
chemistry, physics and zoology,
and so these departments can
attract good staff.
This is the main reason, he
said, that these departments got
American graduates to come
However he warned, there is
not enough emphasis on the
right environment for research.
Better facilities and more
free time at American universities may rob us of some of our
best men, he said."
He also pointed out that there
are not enough Canadians taking higher education courses.
This year, for example, there
are only 547 students taking Ph.
D's throughout Canada; not
nearly enough to . supply the
heeds of both universities and
"If it were not for the imS&rf
of teachers   from    other coill-
tries," Dr. McDowell saidj
"Canadian   universities    would,
have to shut up shop." .. V
According to Professor Forward, head of the Dept. of Mining and Metallurgy, the better
salary schedule has made it possible to offer new men more
attractive conditions.-However,
he stated, there never was much
loss to American universities.
"People going after money
will go into industry," he said.
But some people do not want
to go into industry, he added,
and the slight difference m
salary will make no difference
to them.
Few American professors
come to Canada, he said. Those
who do, seem to get homesick
soon, and go back to the States.
Dunbar Centre Plans
Adult Drama Group
The Dunbar Centre is forming
an adult Drama Group to include all phases of theatre, acting, stagecraft, make-up, management, and directing.
Mrs. Yvonne Firkins, active
in B.C. drama circles, will instruct the group.
UBC students are invited to
attend the first meeting 8 p.m.
Jan. 21 at Dunbar Centre, 4747
James K. Nesbitt, columnist for the Vancouver Sun
and creator of "The Capital Column" will speak on Tuesday
noon in Buchanan 212.
Mr. Nesbitt will speak on the situation of provincial
politics in B.C.
Mr. Nesbitt, who has been writing "The Capital
Column" for some years, is known throughout the province
for his writings on provincial affairs.
His talk will be sponsored by the UBC Conservative
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Representatives  of the  company  will   be conducting
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