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The Ubyssey Nov 9, 1962

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COAL HARBOR TO COMMONWEALTH CHAMPS is the dream of UBC's rowers  who   leave tonight at 11:45 for Perth and British Empire Games.
Vol. XLV
No. 25
Need togetherness}
SUB planner reportsl
UBC students do want a student union building, says the I
man who was paid $100 a day to find out.
American  Porter  Butts,  who;
Club drops
talk backing
has helped plan 85 student
union buildings in the U.S.,
made the statement in his report, received Thursday by student planning committee chairman Dean Feltham.
Until the receipt of Butts'
report, Feltham and his committee weren't sure the students
really wanted a union building,
due to the nature of the referendum which started the whole
idea two years ago.
But Butts' conclusions, based
on a questionnaire mailed to
2,500 students, backs them up.
The survey results confirm
that their needs and hopes are
not greatly different from those
of students at other campuses
on the North American continent," the report states. It says
the students want a common
meeting ground.
"It is now plain from student
responses that the planning
committee can proceed with
confidence in planning the
union on the basis of the known
success in development of
unions elsewhere."
An elementary function of a
union is to serve as a living
room and hospitality centre for
the campus, Butts says.
"When students, after classes, disappear into the city or
return to their rooms, they miss
identification with the university community as a whole," he
The planning consultant said
he found this attitude among
student leaders: "There's not
much to do on the campus, so
we leave. The weekends are
paricularly dull; no food service is open, and the only nearby
restaurant closes at 11:30 p,m."
A union facilitates a congenial
club atmosphere that invites
lingering, movies, games, dances and parties, discussions, and
even   informal   dancing,
"UBC leaders have affirmed
that many students would gladly stay on campus evenings and
weekends if such facilities and
programs were offered," the re
port says.
The UBC Nuclear Disarmament Club Tuesday revoked its
sponsorship of a speech because
the speaker disagreed with NDC
The NDC accepted co-sponsorship of Dr. Kalevi Holsti's
speech on a United Nations
Club offer, but revoked it
when they found his speech was
to be "Disarmament—is it realistic?"'
NDC president Dick Woods-
worth said the decision to drop
sponsorship of Holsti's speech
was an executive decision based
on their feeling Holsti did not
support NDP viewpoint.
It was advertised on NDC
Peace Week posters, but Tuesday the international relations
specialists's name and topic had
been obliterated by black paint.
Dr. Holsti said "I'm disappointed any club's viewpoint
is so narrow as to limit sponsorship of a speaker on the basis
of what he will say."
Rowers ready,
willing for
BEG challenge
The UBC Thunderbird crew, along with the rest of Canada's British Empire Games team, leaves Vancouver International Airport tonight at 11:45 on the first leg of their flight
to Australia.
takes UBC rowers into their
second international competition with high hopes of victory.
Gym ceremony
to mark Nov. 11
Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held at 10:45
a.m. Sunday in Memorial
Major R. R. Jeffels, of the
UBC contingent of the Canadian Officers' Training Corps,
will  give the  address.
All classes have been cancelled   Monday.
And they'll be glad to finally
be under way.
This has been a long, long
season for the rowers.
Since   May   they   have   been
working out on the water; before that, they kept in shape in
the gym.
"Last winter we used to run
stairs just thinking about this
trip to Australia," said Trev
Wilson, bowman in the eighths.
"We're really up for this race,
more so than even the World
Championships in Lucerne."
The flight will be broken into
three sections. Tonight's journey
will land them in Honolulu,
where they have a one-day stopover.
Then it's back into the plane
for the longest part of the journey, from Honolulu to the Fiji
Islands. Alter a short stop, they
move on to Sydney, then across
Australia to Perth, host city
for the BEG.
The crew is cautiously confident about their chances in
"I think we'll win," said
Daryl   Sturdy,   stroke   of   the
eights. "You have to think
you'll win or there is no use
going." ,
Dick Bordewick, the number
5 oar in the big shell, is equally confident. "We'll win," he
said, "but it will be a hell of a
The rowers feel they have
something to prove in this race
—not only to themselves, but
also to the rest of the world.'
They want to prove they are
better than that sixth place finish in Lucerne—not that it was
a disgrace.
"People were disappointed
with our finish in Switzerland,"
cox Ashley Lucky said. "Because of the big buildup we got,
they expected us to place first
or second. We sort of expected
it, too."
The four-oared crew is a little
bit worried about their chances.
"It's hard to say what will
happen," Eldon Worobieff said.
"Our stiff est competition will
come from England. They won
the gold medal in 1958. But it
will sure be nice to get away
from these cold, wet, rough
practices in Coal Harbor."
WUS scholar creates mystery
The case of the Panicky Pole
A Polish exchange student
bolted home from UBC during the Cuban crisis.
Dr. Andrej Szujecki,28, doing research work in the
zoology department, flew home
to Warsaw Oct. 25.
He had been here on a World
University Service Exchange
*      •      •
Local WUS chairman Wendy
Moir said Thursday Szujecki
had planned to leave Canada
anyway, but demanded to
leave immediately when the
Cuban crisis broke.
She said WUS gave him
4125  to get to  Montreal and
that   he   took  a   plane   home
from there.
However, she said, the full
reason for his departure is not
Miss Moir said Szujecki had
earlier sprained his ankle and
claimed he was unable to continue his research work.
She said she also suspects
that a letter Szujecki received
from the Polish Ministry of
Higher Education shortly after
his arrival here had something
to do with the quick departure.
Szujecki liad been working
with Dr. Kenneth Graham a
zoology professor.
"Szujecki said something to
one of his friends that would
indicate he had been told to
return by tne Polish government,"  Dr.  Graham  said.
His injured ankle prevented
him from doing his field research in forest ecology," he
said, "but that did not necessitate his going home."
•      •      •
"No one knows for sure why
Szujecki left, but there are a
lot of theories," Graham added. :!   h]
This is the first year UBC
has had exchange students
from  Iron Curtain countries.
"There's a lot of confusion.
We never realized how difficult
it   is   to  deal with   countries
such as Russia and Poland,"
Miss Moir said.
"Their governments are still
suspicious about letting students  go."
Neither Russian nor Polish
students sent here on the exchange plan meet the requirements  WUSC  stipulates.
Both are married and over
28. Exchange students are
supposed to be under 28, single
and studying at the pre-doc-
toral level.
The Russian exchange student who arrived two weeks
ago is 30-year-old Yuri Rigin.
He has a wife and one child
in Moscow, and is here to study
Canadian  economic  problems. Page 2
Friday, November 9.  1762
UBC votes scare govt,
says byelection test case
Timothy Flegel thanks court of revision sittings for the
Point Grey byelection were arranged to discourage students
from attending.
MARDI GRAS morsel, pretty Karen Youell swi ngs a leg during tryouts for the Jan. 24 production. With her is John Tolmie, Law I. Tryouts were held all this week for the annual Mardi
Gras floor show.
Professor says:
as war
can act
"M a defense policy calls
for more arms to reduce a threat
of war, it is still a form of
arms control.
"A disarmament program
should be' considered as a
means  to  an  end."
He was speaking Thursday at
Internationa] House on the
topic "Disarmament—is it realistic?"
Holsti  said  arms  serve  as  a
deterrent to war, but the stock-
-piles of the U.S. are "soft" deterrents,   as   they   could   easily
be destroyed.
. What is needed is a minimum number of "hard deterrents" rather than negative,.
total disarmament.
"Under a system of total disarmament, any nation which
cheated and built three missiles
Would be at a great advantage
But under arms control, where
each country was restricted to
a few hundred missiles, a few
cheats would have little effect."
"The arms race is not a disease, only the symptom of the
disease. It would do no good
to ban nuclear arms without
also considering their economic
and strategic causes," Holsti
Arms control cannot be divorced from national security,
political science and international studies professor Dr. Kalevi
Holsti said Thursday. ~ ~
Facts wrong,
says Banham
A University spokeman says
some parts of The Ubyssey's
first story on UBC finances
were misleading.
UBC information officer Jim
Banham said Wednesday the
story did not explain sufficiently ■ t h e sources of University
funds for capital expenditure .
The Ubyssey said the sources
are: the federal and provincial
governments, private sources
and students.
Banham says the sources are
the Canada Council, the provincial government a n d private
sources. Students in past have
contributed only to non-academic buildings, he said.
Banham also questioned statements that UBC. gets the
eighth lowest provincial grant
for capital expediture in Canada, and that provincial grants
were falling while federal
grants were rising.
Banham said he believes the
statements apply to the provincial operating grant.
Delegates hunted
for Quebec talks
Two UBC students will be
Chosen soon to take an expense-paid trip to Quebec
City to discuss Canadian affairs.
Laval University will host
annual Congress of Canadian
Affairs in the week of Nov.
20 -24.
UBC students interested in
attending must submit a letter of application to AMS,
Box 137.
Cartmell returns
to Ubyssey office
Brian Cartmell returns to
The Ubyssey today at noon.
The Vancouver Sun's ace
"'journalist will lecture pub-
sters on How to Write a News
This will be Cartmell's last
visit to The Ubyssey. He
leaves in two weeks for the
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He said there are 3,000
potential voters at UBC and
"The government knows it
won't get very many Social
Credit votes on  campus."
The Provincial Government
announced late Thursday that
the byelection will take place
Dec. 17. The Conservative
party was the only one not to
name a candidate.
He said students had to skip
classes and travel half way
across town to attend the court
Of revision after being kept off
the voters list.
Most of those who attended
were turned down by Registrar
of Voters Kenneth Morton, he
said. In most cases, no reason
/was given, he said. "Morton
'simply said he  wasn't satisfied
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Page 3
Stolen anything interesting
I've been gathering a good
collection and I'm getting tremendous variety this year.
Most of the stuff isn't much
use to me but I guess you probably find it the same way with
the things you collect.
Sure is a lot of fun, though,
isn't  it?
• • •
The part I ike best is coming back to the place where
I've picked up a coat or umbrella in time to see the owner
It's great to watch the expression on his or her face as
the truth of the situation
dawns. I have a hard time to
keep from bursting out laughing as the person scurries vainly back and forth.
Almost makes me want to go
up and say: "Looking for
That downcast, frustrated
look as the person slowly walks
away after a naturally fruitless search strikes me as so
pathetic it's funny.
• •     *
Another amusing thing is to
watch for clever "LOST" items
in the classified ads.
There was one that really
got me recently. A girl who
had lost her compact made
some sorrowful comments,
then signed herself "Paleface."
Some of the adjectives to
describe the missing items are
hilarious, too.
"Much-prized,"     "of     sentimental    value,"     "needed     for
exam"—great, aren't they?
And some of the plaintive
expressions ("one thoroughly
disillusioned co-ed." "please
leave in conspicuous place")
are  kind   of  quaint.
I always clip these ads and
put them with whatever they
refer to  in my collection.
• •      •
Of course I shouldn't have
said this stuff is useless. Often
the purses contain money or
things which can be easily exchanged for cash.
Still, it wouldn't be a bad
idea to set up some kind of
market where impractical
items could be swapped for
more  useful  ones.
Several of the girls' coats
and shoes I have could be
traded with a girl for a new
briefcase or a set of notes in
one of my courses.
Judging by the number of
"LOST" ads and other complaints the business is large
enough to jusitfy this type of
• •     •
If this doesn't work out I'm
toying with the idea of returning some of the more useless
spoils to the places specified
in the ads, just to see the reaction of the person when he
finds  his  "valuable"  whatsis.
But this would be anti-climatic, and hardly worth the
If you have any suggestion
on how to liven up the game,
let me know and I'll pass on
the word.
It would be a pity if boredom
turned us honest.
Residences will be built
--financial crisis or not
EXTENSION department head
Dr. J. K. Friesen will represent UBC at general conference of UNESCO in Paris
next week.
Fund drive
for rowers
finds help
The inefficiency of the University Undergraduate committee is blamed for the failure of.
the UBC rowers fund-raising
The charge was made by
commerce president Lloyd Martin. "This is just another of
USC's failures,'  he said.
Only $71 was collected at
a rally to help send the rowers
to Sydney for the British Empire Games.
The Rowers Fund Raising
Committee, which organized
the campaign, was made up of
two students, and members of
the   rowing  crew.
"Everyone did their job satisfactorily except USC," said
He said the method used to
collect the money was inefficient.
"Passing cans along the rows
.at the "meet" would have been
-nuch better than having stu-
ients throw money into a shell
n the foyer of the gym," said
The campaign should have
yeen taken to the Homecoming
lances as well, the commerce
president   complained.
But USC claims it didn't
have enough people, and the
-owers were not willing to co-
They need $2,000. The money
will now come from last year's
surplus  of  the  AMS.
Financial crisis or not, the
lew student residences will go
Housing administrator John
Haar said yesterday the University hopes to obtain $4,500,000
'rom the Central Mortgage and
Housing Corporation for construction of a student residential
block on Marine Drive.
In a previous statement,
Haar said high interest rates
charged by the CMHA is forcing
the University deeper and deeper in debt.
There is, however, no other
recourse for the University because of the serious lack of outside financial assistance, he
The residences will house 800
students when completed. New
Vancouver zoning legislation
will evict 1,500 students froir
the Point Grey area by 1966.
This, coupled with the expected
increase in student enrolment
in the next few years presents
a serious problem to housing officials.
Site of the residence is on
Marine Drive just off Agronomy
Road overlooking the Gulf of
The area is at present being
used as agricultural farmland.
There had been some difficulties because of a lack of service
facilities but these have been
resolved, said Haar.
The development, scheduled
for completion by September,
1964, will  consist of two units
of four blocks, four stories high.
One unit will house 400 male
students end the other 400 female students. They will be
separated by a common block,
which will contain the cafeteria and other facilities.
In order to incorporate- the
most useful facilities in the
new development, student's at
present living in student residences have been approached
and asked to list the probable
needs of future students
Armory crowd gets panned
by homecoming entertainers
Bud and Travis didn't like the audience at the Armory
Homecoming dance.
The audience made more noise than the singers at half-
"Maybe the kids didn't come for the entertainment," said
Homecoming chairman Paul' Marley. "But the singers were
obviously disappointed."
The pair, straight from a long run in Las Vegas, received
a good reception in the Field House.
"I heard lots of good comments about their performance,"
he added.
Part of the problem in the Armory was the microphone
fade-out. Some of the people couldn't hear.
"However," said Marley, "I think they were good enough
to invite back, if they'll come after this.'"
DU's are behaving,
frat council says
Delta Upsilon Fraternity is
trying to behave itself, Inter-
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Early in October, the fraternity was given one week,
to curtail noisy, night-timo
activities, or be prosecuted
by Vancouver City Council.
But the DU's have quieted
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3S73 U 4Ut (at ku^ar) Page 4
Friday, November 9.  1962
Row, row, row your boat...
Laurie West and two crews of revengeful
rowers board a plane tonight that will take
them to the place where they can regain UBC's
rowing championship image.
That's what the Birds have in mind.
That's what they've been working at on
Coal Harbor every morning and afternoon since
their return from Lucerne.
It was in Lucerne earlier this fall that the
same UBC contingent took to the water and
turned in what was considered in some places
an ignominious sixth-place performance.
Sixth place out of six boats, a lot of people
thought, and so much for UBC rowers as world
championship contenders.
But the people forgot a few things. They
forgot the UBC is easily the best crew in Can
ada. That to even get into the finals at Lucerne
UBC rowers had to beat four of the best crews
in the world.
That isn't bad when you're green, rowing
in an unusual shell, before 40,000 people 8,000
miles from home. It was a good first try and
enough to show that the rowers are indeed
But they'll be out to prove they're champions this time.
Daryl Sturdy, Don Dewar, Peter Hewlett,
Trevor Wilson, Max Wieczorek, Peter Browne,
Dick Bordewick, Marc Lemieux and Ashley
Lucky (cox) will be rowing for the eights.
Eldon Worobieff, Tom Gray, Roy Mcintosh,
Tom Stokes will be rowing for the fours. Spares
are Robert Stubbs and Marty Gifford.
Good luck, rowers.
Winner of the Southam Trophy
Autlfjprized as second cl^s mail by the Post Office Department,
Ottawa, and for payment of postage in cash.
Published three times wedkly 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
Layout Editor     Bob McDonald
Sports Editor   Ron Kydd
REPORTERS  AND  DESK:   Ron  Riter,  Ian  Sandulak,   Ann
Burge, Bob Osmak, Hal Lieren, Gail Kendall, Mike Belfie,
Angie Billet, Heather Virtue, Inky, Derek Allen, Greydon
Moore, Graeme Matheson.
SPORTS:   Donna  Morris,   Bill  Willson,   Glenn   Shultz,   Bert
MacKinnon, Danny Stoffman, Janet Currie.
Not confusing it you understand
We have always been a little confused by
the provincial government's financing policies.
So we went to a meeting to have them straightened out.
Now, we understand.
In fact now we'll tell you, because you've
probably been confused too.
B:C. is debt free. There can be no doubt
about that. Government members can produce
all kinds of statistics tp show this.
In 1952, they'll show you, we were $222
million in debt. Now, however, we have no
debt but government agencies owe $1.3 billion
in contingent liabilities.
We wondered if maybe we weren't better
off when we were $222 million in debt. However, they've explained it for us.
The same thing applies to interest.
In 1952 we were paying out $25-$26 milliqn
in interest on good, solid, unpaid debt.
Now, says Socred MLA Herb Bruch, we
don't have to pay this money out because we
don't have any debt. Naturally.
Instead, such government agencies as the
B.C. Toll highway and bridge authority, the
B.C. government ferries, the B.C Hydro Authority, are paying out $65 million in interest.
Very interesting, we thought.
Then we learned about Socred university
financing policies.
UBC gets the eighth lowest provincial oper
ating grant out of the ten provinces. At the
same time its capital expenditure program is
sickly beside those of universities in some
other provinces.
The reason for this support in B.C., says
Bruch, is because B.C. recognizes that higher
education is important to the province. Although B.C. compares poorly to the other
areas, Bruch says figures don't always give
an accurate picture.
It cleared the whole matter up for us so
much that we wished we lived somewhere else
—somewhere where they aren't so prosperous.
Tip - toe please
We should like to make some noise about
people who make too much noise.
The culprits we have in mind are those in-
considerates who click their way through the
otherwise silent library stacks in high heels,
blakey-attired shoes and other noisy footwear.
Are they so deafened by their own loud
importance that they can't sense the annoyance
their staccato outbursts occasion among those
trying to study? Among the worst offenders
are library staffers, who really should know
At present this nuisance is frustrating; in
five weeks it will be unbearable. —M.G.
Ashes to ashes
The Ubyssey has a new
editorial page column.
"Indagatio" by Tony Bu-
zan. Arts III. will appear
every Friday In The Ubyssey, filling the vacancy left
by Jack Ornstein's infamous
> "Serendipity."
The British Columbian Civil
Defence Department, after
years of meditation and research, has concluded that a
nuclear war will occur only
between the hours of 9 a.m.
and 5 p.m. on weekdays, and
never on Sundays!
In view of these important
findings they have restricted
both the time at which one
can contact the Department,
and the time at which one can
enter a public shelter (for example the one at the B.C. Hydro building) to the aforementioned hours.
Letters: Student speculates on UBC vote
The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
A large number of students
who applied for registration
as voters in the Vancouver-
Point Grey electoral district
have received notices from the
registrar of voters concerning
his doubt whether their applications should be allowed.
These students are required
to appear before a court of
revision for the purpose of
proving their right to be registered as voters.
If this doubt was to arise
concerning eligibility of such
a large number of prospective
voters it would have been
more convenient, for all concerned, that proof of eligibility be presented at the time
of application.
Perhaps there is another
purpose concealed behind this
inconvenience for the student.
The first thing that comes
to mind is that maybe the registrar is not too very content
about the students of UBC
having a vote in the coming
byelection. And that maybe he
is trying to make it as difficult
as possible for the students,
believing that the majority of
the students will not be bothered to appear before the
court of revision because they
have classes to attend.
I   hope   the   inconvenience
will   Hot   deter   any   student
from assuring himself of his
rightful vote in the coming
Yours  truly,
Arts 3.
Mass production
The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
In our ruminations over
Coffee, a group of my friends
and I have come up with what
might be called a controversial proposition. It is this: the
universities of today are overgrown high schools.
The three universities of my
acquaintance, at least, fit this
charge like a glove. The university student is subjected to
a rigidly prescribed course of
study and kept so busy with
term papers and essays of all
kinds that he never has time
to pursue independently any
aspect of his courses which
may interest him. He doesn't
really study; he merely absorbs, until he is a blotter soggy with unrelated facts.
If some question not directly pertinent to a course intrigues him, or some author
with only one book on the
course beckons him to further
his reading, he must almost
always say, ''Next summer
I'll have to find out more about
this." But next summer comes
and discovers the student slav
ing for a Simon Legree from
6 a.m. to 10 p.m. in a summer
resort, or working io a construction camp 500 miles from
the nearest good library. So
the poor student never does
find out more about something
which  really interested him.
After four or five years of
this stultifying assembly-line
education, the student is handed a degree which in most
cases he earned by cramming
enough facts the night before
to pass an exam, and by
promptly forgetting everything as soon as the exam was
In several courses, the student is not even required to
write a graduating essay.
Small wonder the B.A. is
worth little more than a high
school diploma to the employer of today.
The modern university student shows the effects of this
program. In the main he is an
unoriginal, Crow d-following
sheep. Gone are the radicals,
the eccentrics, the thinkers
and the out-and-out nuts who
used to comprise at least a
sizable proportion of campus
population. Many of the greatest writers of the past—Marlowe, Byron, Shelley, Swinburne—to name a few, were
notorious for their radical and
unorthodox doings at university. Today we don't even
have goldfish-swallowers or
raccoon-coaters.   Our   status
symbols   are   based   on   social
success  rather  than   ideas.
A partial solution to this
problem has been attempted
by a few American universities. They provide a three-
month period each year during
which the student works exclusively on some creative project relevant to his particular
field, and summarizes his findings. This idea might be worth
a Canadian experiment. At
any rate, it would seem that
this problem is one which
merits some consideration by
all of us.
Mass production is fine for
General Motors, but not for
higher education.
Yours truly,
Domestic bliss
The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
I wonder if something
couldn't be done to include a
student's wife on his privilege
card even though she is not a
student. In many cases the
wife is working to keep the
husband in school and penny-
pinching becomes the rule. A
dual-privilege card would be
financially beneficial and
it would also help to produce
domestic unanimity.
Yours truly,
Education 4
The Department has also
initiated a rigorous training
program designed to enable
the trainees to handle any
emergency (like, for example,
the disappearance of a city).
But then elaboration here is
unnecessary, for everyone is
aware that it took this same
excellent crew only three
weeks to clear up the refuse
left by hurricane Frieda.
And we don't need to worry
about evacuation routes either.
Mainly because there aren't
You see, the Department
couldn't handle the Sunday
afternoon traffic, so they decided it would be better to
leave everyone in the city in
the event of war, because, with
the roads clear, the members
of the Department will be able
to rush fifty miles out of Vancouver just before the bomb
drops, and then will be able to
rush back in again afterwards
to fix it all up—a sort of
"charge of the light-headed
And we can also take comfort from the fact that our department is friendly with
some United States departments. Such as that of Portland which planned an escape
route to Seattle, and that of
Seattle which planned an escape route to Portland.
These friendly departments
arranged this so that all the
people could have a big masquerade party in between the
two cities, with everyone attending as a cinder!
But I think the spirit of
civil defence was most perfectly expressed by two old men
closely connected with the
The first of these, when
phoned by a friend and asked
for the civil defence department, insisted that my friend
had the wrong number, for this
was the fire hall. Only after
extensive explanations could
he be convinced that the Department was located in his
building . . . "Gawrsh yes—I
guess it must be that little
cubbyhole at the end of the
And so came the second
old man who was a direct representative from the cubbyhole.' When asKed what activities had been organized in
case of a nuclear attack he
paused for a moment and then
replied, "Well son, heh, heh,
you've got me there!" and
hung up.
I think we're making ashes
of ourselves! Friday, November 9, 1962
Page 5
He held his own
Real rally really
a rabble-rouser
TORONTO (CUP)—Nearly 1,800 University of Toronto
students booed, hissed and applauded Social Credit deputy
national leader Real Caouette in what was termed the largest
political rally in recent U of T history.
Armed with a battery of mic-
Brief asks
student council has submitted
a brief to the Quebec Royal
Commission  on  Education.
Student president Gordon
Echenberg announced that the
brief, the result of a survey
last year conducted by the McGill department of sociology,
contained three recommendations, based on the brief.
They are:
• Increased financial aid to
students, with emphasis on
long-term,   low  interest  loans;
• A provincial government
program designed to make the
citizens of the province more
aware of the value of higher
• Making the universities in
the province more useful to the
Echenberg also announced
the formation of an education
committee under the auspices
of the McGill NFCUS committee.
The committee will seek to
improve guidance for high
school students, help first-year
students in an effort to cut
down on the high freshman failure rate, and improve faculty-
student relationships.
rophones and his renowned,
style, Caouette held his own
against  formidable  opposition.
"Social Credit will not perform any miracles," he said.
"But it offers a solution to national problems v/hich everyone
is experiencing."
What is physically and morally possible must be made financially possible," he said. "During war there is not shortage
to build cannons. But what
other parties have achieved in
war, Social Credit will achieve
in peacetime."
Caouette denied charges of
separatist  sympathies.
"I cannot see Canada without
Quebec and I cannot see Quebec without Canada."
During a question-and-answer
period a voice asked: "Will you
answer the questions in English. French or German," apparently referring to Caouette's
reported admiration of Hitler's
economic policies.
He started to explain the So-
c i a 1 Credit foreign policy
through an explanation of the
party's monetary policy, but
was shouted down with a chorus
of, "Answer the question."
Caouette said that to fight an
ideology, such as communism,
one had to offer better ideology.
Dietrich finally does it
- - seduces first crowd
Soap-boxer Dietrich Luth won
his first argument Thursday.
The turning-point in the indomitable orator's career, disagreed with more than anyone
on the campus, came during a
noon-hour stand in front of the
Luth attacked the method by
which students who wish to vote
n the upcoming Point Grey by-
jlection are summoned to appear
before the registrar of the Court
3f Revision.
He objects to having to go to
Twelfth and Cambie at a specified hour.
"They can set up a court of
revision in a washroom if necessary," he said.
He said the "machinery is designed to intimidate the students."
What happened then was what
happens whenever Luth exercises his lungs. Two thirds of
the crowd of 300  left.
a second student mounted the
soap-box to do a little exercising
The heckler was soon discouraged by jeers and Luth again
stepped into the breach.
This time they were with him
and he wound up to the applause
of the crowd.
SOAPBOX SENSATION Dietrich Luth won his first argument in front of library on
Thursday. Luth blasted provincial government for refusing to move Point Grey
voters' registration office to
campus. 300 applauded the
outspoken   student.
West Point Grey
United Church
"Just Outside the Gates"
4595  West  Eighth  Ave.
Minister: Rev. Wilfred Fearn
Services: 11 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Young Peoples Union to
which all students are invited meets Sundays at 8:45 p.m.
Choir practice Thursdays
at 8:00 p.m.
She fell
on my neck
and wept'
There will be no peace as long
as the West considers Russia a
bomb target, a prominent Canadian ban-the-bomber said Wednesday.
Russia and the West must
have more cultural exchange and
understanding, Mrs. Qlive Johnson told the Nuclear Disarmament Club.
She added: 'The Russian people want peace as much as we
"At a small Russian village
people fell on my neck and wept
when I told them I was a Canadian  Peace Worker."
Mrs. Johnson was one of the
Canadian delegates to the disarmament conferences at Moscow and Japan last August.
She stalked angrily out of the
Japanese conference because she
felt it was Communist-slanted.
"Russians see the day when
they can make advances in food
and housing production," she
"They have no need to spend
- money on arms."
She said the fear of war is
kept alive in Russia by memory
of the last war—and the same
is true for Japan and Hiroshima.
"The Russian people are more
willing to listen to propaganda
from their government because
„ they  remember the  wars  they
fought with Germany," she said
"It  is   a   re-armed   Germany
they  are   afraid   of more  than
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Friday, November 9.   1962
Better rugby show
pected of Birds
A THREE-POJNT LANDING by UBC ball carrier, halfback Jim
Olafson, in Thursday's noon-hour' game. Olafson is being
brought down by Manitoba end Bob Lynch, while centre Les
Allen (52) looks on.
The coach of: UBCs rugger
team says the Thunderbirds are
better than the present Canadian all-star team touring Britain.
Albert Laithwaite says that
his 1963-64 Birds will put up
a much better showing when
they tour the British Isles in
December of next year.
The Canadian all-star team
has lost eight straight games to
date on its tour, including a
humiliating 56-0 loss in Oxford.
"It is difficult for any touring
team to go to England and make
a good showing when they have
not practised together," said
Laithwaite. "The British Rugby Union insisted that an all-
star team represent Canada and
rejected the idea, of sending a
team from/one part of Canada."
Laithwaite also said "The
BRU fails to realize that the
rugby players come from 3,000
miles across Canada and its almost impossible to get these
players   together  to  practise."
The B.C. contingent of the
team flew to Montreal to join
the eastern players and left for
England without any even
knowing their eastern counterparts.
Another fact that Laithwaite
adds is that England is no wider
than 75 miles at the widest
part and it is easy for any all-
star team to get together and
practise there.
Dick kidded
most of all
This is the liflh in a series
of sketches to introduce- the
UBC Rowers  who travel io
Perth   today.
Dick     Bordewick,     number
five oar of the eights,  is  just
about the most kidded member
of    this    year's    Thunderbird
Dick, at six feet five inches
and an even 200 pounds, is one
of the biggest members of the
Like most of the eight-oared
crew, he is in his second year
of rowing.
Dick is in fourth year commerce, and his home town is
North Vancouver.
Junior hoop loop faces
domination by Jayvees
Alan Yarr's basketball Jayvees will be in a winning meed
when they take the floor Saturday against Kerrisdale.
"Unless the team has a mental i 777,    777,7;+    7
,       , j ,,    , full    court    press
breakdown,   we   won't   lose   -
game this year," says Yarr. "In
our last game we got 58 points
in one half—that's more than
most of these teams can get in
a whole game."
Jayvees,   unbeaten   in   their
first two league games, use the
offense and
have fine depth and balance.
Jayvees' shining light is left
guard Ron Paulson. Paulson,
who led the Junior League in
scoring, has netted fifty points,
in two games.
Yarr would like to see his
squad    playing    better    teams.
T-Birds stampede Manitoba
to wind up football season
The UBC Thunderbirds stampeded Manitoba Bisons 27-0
Thursday in front of 750 fans
in UBC Stadium.
The Thunderbirds showed
little of the form that carried
them to a tie for the league
championship this season as
they defeated the badly outclassed  prairie  visitors.
■ The one exception to the
general rule of lethargy was
Bird back Norm Thomas who
continually managed to make
long gains against the Bisons
despite an acute lack of blocking from the UBC line.
The Birds got their first
seven points from place-kicker
Peter Kempf, on a wide field
goal attempt, and two successful field goals.
The score at the end of three
quarters of play was 7-0 for the
In the fourth quarter UBC
racked up 20 points, on a four
yard drive by Dick Zarek, a
fifty-five yard run by alternate
quarterback Dick Gibbons, and
a one yard plunge by Jim Olafson. Olafson's major was set up
by a 27 yard pass play from
Quarterback   Barry   Carkner  to
end Ian Donald.
"They didn't play too bad
everything considered," was the
way Gnup described his. teams
efforts. "The defense looked as
good as they have all season although we could have used
more  penetration."
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Page 7
UBC track stock up
for Northwest meet
The UBC Thunderbirds cross-country team plays host to
&e Pacific Northwest Championships Saturday at 11 a.m. in
the Stadium.
Teams are entered from the
University of Washington.
Washington State, Western
Washington, the University of
Idaho, Royal Roads, and the
"Vancouver Olympic Club.
UBC coach Peter Mullins is
hopeful about his team's chancel.'
"^e finished fourth last
year," he said, "but this year
we'Shouid do a lot better. We've
got a good chance of winning.
It : all depends on what our
fourth-place man can do."
...Although eacn team will enter
mere than iour runners, only
the first four from each team
across the finish line will count
in the team total.
Mullins is counting on his
top three runners, Rod Constable, Peter Horn and Geoff
Eates, to finish well up in the
rape. These three finished second, third and fourth in the
WCIAA championships two
weeks ago in Edmonton when
UBC won the intercollegiate
title for the first time.
Geoff Eales, a veteran competitor with the UBC team, was
runner-up in last year's meet,
when   he   surged   into   second
Field goal in last minute
gives Thunderettes victory
UBC Thunderettes won a victory of the thin variety
Wednesday night.
With 30 seconds remaining in the game, Barb Bengough
netted two points to give the Thunderettes a 41-40 victory
over Mt. Pleasant juniors.
Thunderettes close shave with defeat was blamed on a
shabby defensive exhibition which permitted Mt. Pleasant
to penetrate at will.
Things were a little brighter on the other side of the
ledger as Pat Dairon came up with a 12-point showing.
Thunderettes will be seeking revenge next Wednesday
when they meet French Maids. Maids clobbered the Thunderettes in the season opener two weeks ago.
UBC's Senior B women's team absorbed a 42-17 shellacking from Richmond in another basketball game Wednesday.
There was only a six-point spread between the two teams
until the final quarter when UBC's bulwarks came apart at
the seams.
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The fourth-place man, however, will be a question mark.
The PNW cross-country championship is an annual event
sponsored by UBC.
There are three divisions in
the race — high school, junior
and senior.
UBC will also enter runners
in the junior division.
Italians on menu
in Sunday soccer
The UBC Thunderbirds soccer team meet the Vancouver
Italians Sunday at 2 p.m., at
Powell Street field, in the third
round of Imperial Cup play.
Italians are a second division
team, while the Thunderbirds
play in the Mainland League's
first division.
If the Thunderbirds win this
game they will play St. Andrew's in the quarter finals next
weekend at UBC.
The Chiefs meet Hungarian
Turuls Sunday, while the
Braves meet Blue Adriatic.
Braves play a return match
against Victoria College Saturday, 2 p.m., on campus.
Divers needed
The women's speed swimming
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Friday, November 9. 1962
on power
Davie Fulton's former executive secretary said Wednesday
a federal throne speech phrase
referring to power export is
Ian Piper, B.C. Conservative
party vice-president, was commenting on the portion of the
speech which said: "... large-
scale, long-term contracts for
the export of power surplus to
Canada's needs, present and potential should now be encouraged . . ."
"I think you're going to find
that that phrase is very misleading," he said.
Piper said the Vancouver
papers seized on the references
and headlined, "Bennett wins."
This is a matter of interpretation, and not a reversal of
policy, he said.
The four-year-old National
Energy Board Act provides for
export of power if it is genuinely surplus to Canada's needs,
Piper said.
This is a matter which will be
clarified when applications are
made for power export licences,
he added.
Piper said the Liberals insti
tuted a policy of not exporting
power abojut 19IS.
But under the National
Energy Board Act, an accomplishment of the Diefenbaker
government, it is possible, he
Power is already being exported from B.C. over the energy exchange the B.C. Hydro
Authority maintains with Washington State, he said.
The amount of power sent out
of B.C. is very small, he added.
The Nelson River development in Manitoba is looking toward the U.S. for power markets and it was probably in recognition of this that the phrase
was included in the throne
speech, he said. i
'tween classes
Lance to swing at noon
Dixieland Concert featuring
Lance Harrison. Noon today,
auditorium. Admission 25c;
Jazzoc members free.
* *    *
"Peace Night"—C h i n e s e
orchestra, folk singing by the
Milestones, St. Paul's Dance
Troupe, Japanese traditional
dances; followed by dance—
live band. Tonight, 8:30-12:00,
International House. Students
50c;  adults 75c.
* *    *
Slides and talk on Nepal, by
David Graham—noon today, Bu.
"Palmistry—Dr. Mallick
demonstrates, noon today, International House. Fa.ll Fair: concert, bingo, fortune telling,
judo, foreign foods—all for
50c. Saturday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m.
Brock Hall.
*  *  *
MP Jack Davis speaks on
"Canada, the Commonwealth,
and the Common Market."
Tuesday, 12:30, Bu. 102.
•T* *¥• *T"
Dr. G. E. Rouse: "Plant Fossils in Biology," noon today, Bi.
Theatre cancels ads
after movie panned
Theatres Ltd. has decided to
stop advertising in the University of Toronto student newspaper because the movie Barra-
bas, currently playing at one
of the chain's Toronto theatres,
was panned by The Varsity
theatre reviewer.
A front page story in The
Varsity said the managers of the
local theatre have called The
Varsity office 14 times to complain, while trying to contact
Varsity editors Frank Marzari
and Dave Griner.
The editors said the reviewer
"has the right to say anything
he pleases, as long as it is within the bounds of good taste and
the laws of libel.
If they  (the  Odeon manage
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Advertising has never governed
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The secret is out
- - now, some jokes
Does she or doesn't she?
It's all  out now—she  does.
A woman psychologist, who
did not want her name used,
says girls tell dirty jokes but
are more discreet than men.
"The girls are perhaps
more cautious about it in
mixed   company."
She felt would-be female
sophisticates regard dirty
jokes e.s a measure of their
freedom from the shackles of
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psychology    department,    says
telling jokes is an acceptable
way of indulging in something
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