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Vol. XLVI, No. 46
CA 4-3916
U of A students
riot over fees
20   per   cent   increase   in   dorm
costs sparks Edmonton outbreak
EDMONTON (CUP)—More than 500 jeering students
forced their way into the office of Walter Johns, president of
the University of Alberta here.
But he was out to lunch, so a spokesman for the mob
presented a petition to the president's executive assistant,
A. A. Ryan, protesting a 20-per-cent fee increase planned
for a new $7 million residence
Students douse
washroom blaze
Two students doused a
waste ba'sket fire in Brock
Wednesday night, but one
disappeared before firemen
Ernie Block, Ed. V, the
second person to reach the
fire, said a man came up the
stairs from the washroom
yelling fire, helped him put
it out, then disappeared.
Fire officials are investigating the blaze, the second in
the washroom this year.
Nurses head
defends big
fee boost
The head of UBC's school of nursi,ng says nurses should
pay for the portion of their education which a $200 fee hike
Students in single rooms
would have to pay $750 and
those in double rooms would
have to pay $670 a year if the
rates go into effect.
The chanting students marched around the front steps of
the administration building
carrying placards reading, "Is
the university the preserve of
the rich?" and "Never have so
many paid so much for so
Three carloads of police arrived at 1:10 p.m., but no action
was taken.
Spectators standing near the
demonstrators took up the
chant, "Why must we pay extra fees if we have no say?"
A spokesman for the demonstration told Ryan the action
was not 'an attempt to blacken
the name of the administration,
but a method of bringing attention to student complaints.
The committee of senior students who organized the demonstration said they plan
"definite further action against
the fee hike," and that they are
threatening to employ all measures at their disposal on and
off campus in order to satisfy
their cause.
Honest, they're
not redecorating
The newspapers, comic,
books and magazine ads
papering the entrance to the
fine arts gallery aren't really
the start of a paint job.
They're part of the gallery's "Pop art" display
which opened Wednesday
under the Festival '64 banner.
For more inspiration, see
pictures on page 5 and the
Festival '64 schedule for today on page 7.
—don hume photo
OFF TO MEET her Waterloo, UBC Homecomi ng Queen Musa Lincke boards plane for cross-
Canada flight. She is UBC's hope for queen at Winter Carnival at University of Waterloo.
Carnival is this weekend. Queen will be chosen from among candidates sent by
universities across the country. Linda Gibs on, last year's UBC candidate, was a runner-
up for the crown.
Ways to beat U.S. draft
Pro student can beat army claws
Want to avoid the draft?
Just become a professional
"If you are in university
with a full course load leading to any degree, you can
have the draft deferred,"
Capt. Chester Chastek, head
of Washington State Selective
Service Commission (draft
board), told students Wednesday.
He was speaking to UBC
students planning to attend
university or work in the U.S.
after  they graduate.
"And if you keep getting it
deferred until you are 26, then
you're out from under," he
•    •    •
If you graduate too soon for
this, there are other ways of
avoiding the draft as well.
"You   can   get   deferral   if
you   are   a    university   lecturer, a teacher, a doctor or dentist," Chastek said.
"Or if you get married."
He said a conscientious objector to   war   can   give   two
years' service in a hospital or
a humanitarian organization,
instead of the army.
"And if you are a card-
carrying communist I've an
idea you would be rejected on
physical or mental grounds,"
he said.
Engineers and physicists are
also considered for deferral.
Chastek said a Canadian
working in the U.S. who received notice of the draft
could   leave   and   return   to
Canada, and would not be deported to be  drafted.
"But some day he'd get lonesome and return to the U.S.,"
he said.    "And, wham!"
•    •    •
But a Canadian who got a
year's deferral, then left the
U.S., would not be considered
to be dodging the draft, and
could return to the country
later, he said.
Chastek said he's in charge
of the draft in Washington
Evelyn Mallory said Wednesday that nurses receive the
benefit of summer school without paying for it and nursing
faculty receive no extra pay
for their extra working during
the summer months.
According to Miss Mallory,
nurses must be prepared to accept the fee increase as part of
the cost of a professional education, which will stand them
in good stead for the rest of
their lives.
She said there was no unusually close faculty control in
the school.
"If the school is more rigidly
supervised than other campus
groups it is because nurses are
a close-knit department, comprised entirely of girls who
spend the greatest part of the
year working in the profession.
"This necessitates at least
some degree of faculty control," she said.
Miss Mallory said she thought
nurses would not be refused
admission to the school for
financial reasons.
"In the 20 years I have been
with the faculty, not one girl
has- been refused financial aid
if she really needed it," she
She said there are other
ways to reach the standing
which a university graduate
"Provision has been made
to admit registered nurses
who have graduated fro;|i a
hospital nurses' program to the
university," she said.
Miss Mallory said present
first-year students would be
faced with a total increase of
about $462, which they did not
expect when they enrolled in
the course.
"This might make it difficult
for some people," she said, "but
the nurses who will be en-
rclling this year for the first
time will be expecting the increase and will be able to prepare for it."
She said there were professional schools within hospitals
which could accommodate girls
who felt unable to meet the
required fees.
She said that the program
had been re-arranged in the
last few years to give nurses a
more complete program of instruction, with the majority of
their time spent at the university.
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Thursday,  January  30,   1964
Will give unparallelled system'
Chant enthusiastic about
academic boards future
The provincial government's
new academic board will give
B.C. an unparallelled system
of higher education.
"This kind of a board could
do a great deal to foster the
development of a system of
higher education in this province that will be second to
none," Dean S. N. F. Chant
said, in an interview Tuesday.
•    •    •
Dean Chant is Chairman of
the nine-man academic  board.
The board met for the first
time Jan. 27 after being established in 1963 under the Universities Act.
Chant said the act describes
the board's powers as follows:
• To collect, examine and provide information regarding
academic standards and to en-
. . . fairness needed
Replies to charge
JBM denies
needs distorted
UBC President John Macdonald has denied charges that
he used education statistics untruthfully in the Macdonald
report on higher education.
CUS now winner
at Waterloo
Waterloo University is back
in the Canadian Union of
Two weeks ago the University withdrew from CUS
citing discontent with the
services provided by the organization.
Tuesday the student council voted six to four to return to the fold.
Council decided 60 percent of the trouble lay with
them while the remainder
arose from a lack of communication with the national
office. Waterloo joined CUS
for the first time in the fall.
Reds aren't
reds, they
just aren't
Red isn't.
Frosh debaters, Evert Hoog-
ers and Ken Hiebert, successfully supported the negative
side of the debating union in-
terfaculty debate topic: "Resolved that 'Red' is."
They whitewashed redfaced
sciencemen Chuck Rennie and
Mike Bartlett with arguments
such as "Since prostitutes no
longer wear red stockings in
the USSR, and since Canada
doesn't recognize Red China,
red cannot possibly be."
Friday in Bu. 217, law will
debate education, resolved that
"Sex is the tie that binds."
Earlier Socred MLA Dan
Campbell, from Comox, said
Macdonald was distorting the
need for graduate studies at
UBC by making comparisons
of graduate enrolment as a percentage of total enrolment.
President   Macdonald,   in   e
letter to the two local dailies
and The Ubyssey, said:
"The figures quoted were
UBC 6.3 per cent, McGill 10 9
per cent, Columbia 62.9 p?r
cent and Yale 50 per cent. Mr.
Campbell claimed that the
statistics were untruthful because UBC enrolment includes
grade 13 students. The fact is
that McGill, Columbia and
Yale enrolment also include
Grade 13 students.
"Indeed, the table from
which Mr. Campbell presumably drew his figures appears
in my Report on Higher Education and lists a total of 14
universities for comparison
with UBC. Of these all but
two admit students from grade
"Moreover, the table not
only includes the percentage of
graduate students but the actual numbers. The numbers
for the universities to which
Mr. Campbell referred were
UBC 798, McGill 924, Columbia  12,730, Yale 3,885.
Dr. Macdonald went on to
say that his figures were not
misleading or untruthful.
He said they were incomplete only in the sense that additional facts show further inadequacies of UBC's performance at the graduate level.
Dr. Macdonald said the National Research Council estimates a need of 25,000 university teachers by 1970 as op
posed to 9,000 in 1960.
sure that the universities will
have acceptable standards.
• To advise the government
authorities on the orderly
development of universities
under the Act and of regional
colleges under the Public
Schools Act. The board's
authority covers the whole of
higher  education.
• To submit reports on the
orderly development of higher
education as they may be
periodically required by
Minister of Education.
*    •    •
• To report annually on
affairs of the board to
Minister. This will be a review
of new developments and problems in higher education.
The academic board -will also encourage inter-institutional
co-operation to achieve joint
planning for higher education.
"Such co-operation may lead
to the sharing of certain facilities and resources — and ultimately even to the sharing of
staff", said Chant.
He hopes the board will remove unnecessary duplication
and overlap in the education
"It will also be concerned
with proposals for setting up
new institutions and new programs of higher education.
"The board constitutes a continuing commission on higher
• *    •
"Its influence will be in proportion to the fairness with
which it carries out these responsibilities" said Chant.
The board is composed of
two representatives from the
Senates of each of the province's three universities and
three   government   appointees.
The universities representatives are: Dean Chant and Dr.
Ian McTaggart-Cowan, Head of
the Department of Zoology, for
UBC; Dean R. T. Wallance and
Professor Ronald Bishop for
Victoria University and Simon
Fraser Board of Governor
Richard Lester and former
UBC English professor R. J.
Baker for SFA.
• •    •
The three appointees of the
provincial government are
B.C. industrialist T. N. Beau-
pre, Dr. H. L. Campbell, a
former Deputy Minister of
Education and H. M. Evans,
Registrar of the Department.
Cheesy Swiss defence
hands win to Olympics
Bauer's: boys took a flying leap at the gold medal for
hockey by beating Switzerland 8-1 in the opening game of
the 1964 Olympics.
Swiss goalkeeping kept the
Canuck working to get one
goal in the first period but the
Swiss defence fell apart in the
second as they put five more
into the net.
The last two goals came in
the third period.
The Canadians earlier won
their qualifying round 14-1
over Yugoslavia to put them in
the championship round.
Canadian   coach   Father
David Bauer, following the
precedent he set in the earlier
game, pulled goalie Seth Martin at the end of the second
period and replaced him with
Ken Broderick.
The Swiss goalie stopped 61
shots compared to 28 by the
In other games Russia took
an easy win over the U.S. 5-1
and Germany lost 11-1 to
Deadline       Feb. 15
To Enrol in the CUS Life Insurance Plan
A representative of the GUS Life Plan
will be in the CUS Committee Room,
Brock Hall, from 3:30 to 4:30 each day
next week to answer any questions.
Don't miss this opportunity.
Led by sharpshooter
Ewart Blackmore (Physics)
and Ery Mackintosh
(Agriculture), the Graduate Student ice hockey
team has reached the
preliminary  play-offs  of
the intermural competition. Our team skated to
resounding victories over
Education (13-2) and Arts
(15-1) in their last two
The regular Tuesday evening practice continues
at the Winter Sports arena,
and any Graduate student is welcome to come
out and skate, either with
a stick or without. In the
latter case he will be
used by the hockey players for practice at checking, slashing and high
sticking . . .
The league got off to a
swinging start last Thurs
day, with six teams competing. A few more bowlers could be accommodated, and beginners are
welcome. Do come along
to the University
bowling lanes (beneath
the gym) next Thursday at
9:00 p.m. The cost will
be a mere 25 cents for
two hours' bowling. This
bargain price berries the
extra bonus of allowing
you to set pins for 15
minutes — Bowling
shoes may be rented for
a paltry dime, so that
this enjoyable evening
can be yours for an all inclusive 35 cents.
The Graduate Letters
Club is sponsoring a talk
on  The  American Eden
by Dr. J. Wigod on Wednesday, February 5th, at
8:30 D.m. in the Main
Lounge. You are cordially
invited to attend.
Certain members of
our esteemed grouo have
been abusing the parking
privilege outside the Centre by leaving their cars
there all day. This has
resulted in the lot being
constantly full.   Offenders beware, lest you
be guilty of helping to
provide further unfirms
for Sir Ouvry's Old Brigade with the price of a
ticket . . .
It would seem that the
system of ditches, canals
and moats currently being dug through our
roads, lawns and flower
beds could easily be connected to that watershed
presentl-o- serving  as the
Bio-Sciences parking lot.
In that case we might
become the first University to incorporate a trans-
Campus Gondola service . . .
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blazers, made to sell for $35.    Our
price $18. Sizes: 35-46, reg. short and
Men's  English  Wool Topcoats,   reg.  $39.50,
our price $20.00.
Dak-style slim-line slacks, full range
of colours and sizes: Reg. $12.95,
ONLY $7.00.
Men's   Rain   Coats,   reg.   $29.95   our   price
Men's wool worsted  suits,  reg. $79.50,  our
price $55.00 with 2  pairs of pants.
"CLOTHES AT DOWN-TO-STUDENT PRICES" Thursday, January 30,   1964
Page 3
It was Mark Twain who
once said something to the effect that while too much of
anything is not good, too much
v/hiskey is barely enough.
You, as another saying goes,
have a point there, Mark.
And there are, of course,
the whiskey laments of army
and bush camp — immortal
even in this day of the 13-to-l
Rye whiskey, rye whiskey,
I think I might cry;
If it wasn't for rye whiskey
I surely would die . . .
If the ocean were whiskey
And I were a duck;
I'd dive to the bottom
And never come up . . .
So they go, with innumerable verses and variations —
most of which are unprintable
—they live on, and not in the
repertoires of button - down
beatniks masquerading as
folk-singers, either.
• •    •
But whiskey has fallen
upon hard times. The flavor,
so to speak, has gone.
There is only one whiskey
generally known in Canada
today: rye, the all-Canadian
peasant drink. Our hoo-haw
cousins to the south may value
good Canadian rye for what
it is, but Sammy Canuck
slurps any rye down in appalling quantities—completely oblivious to quality.
Scotch (or Scots', if you're a
purist) whiskey is known only
to our immigrant population
— mostly British refugees —
and to the suburban status
Bourbon and Irish whiskeys
are consumed and appreciated
only by drinkers native to
their lands of production—excepting members of the oddball fringe who would belt
back kerosene-and-ginger if
such an ostentation would increase their stature with The
• *    *
(Here I must pause to point
out that this column is not
published or displayed by the
Liquor Control Board or by
the Government of British
Whiskey, the man's drink,
the GENTLEman's drink, has
regrettably gone the way of
the full-measure beer—oblivi-
ated by "progress."
The imports are "in" nowadays: vodka, wines and
liqueurs which are whipped
into a bewildering variety of
women's drinks.
Most of the blame here can
be placed directly at the clay
feet of the goddess Woman—
and the society of mama's
boys She has spawned and
• •    •
The drinks of today are for
women — odd-colored concoctions decked up in long-
stemmed  glasses.
Whiskey is no longer a
drink for men of either manliness or gentility — it has
gone to hell in a coffee cup.
A new whiskey lament is
needed, not for its lack, but
for its passage into oblivion.
It is to crye.
. » >0
Conference in difficulty
as frosh chairman quits
Workman as he decides
where he is going to put
the latest hole on UBC
High School Conference has
lost a co-chairman, and is
critically short of delegates.
Jane   Philip,   surviving   co-
chairman of the committee, reported to council Monday
night that the other co-chairman, Axel Zoellmer, had
dropped out of UBC.   No rea-
Song Fest battle all set
— expect for the singers
Deadline for admissions to the Interfaculty Song Fest
is Friday.
Teams must have a minimum of 12 members and a
maximum of 20, mixed or unmixed. One song should be
selected from a Broadway hit.
The fest is held March 11 at 12:30 p.m. in Brock
Applications should be submitted to Box 121 in the
council offices stating name, faculty and student director
of the  group.
'Distorted values'
Scott blows up
over CUS, frosh
Ubyssey   Council  Reportei
Council's   thinking   was   attacked   by AMS   president
Malcolm Scott Monday.
'dust off
new society
Streamlined AMS bureaucracy sped on Monday night as
council accepted the constitution on the Rehabilitation Medicine undergrad society.
"You've had it in your pos-
session since December,"
rumbled AMS president Malcolm Scott as he picked the constitution off a pile of documents
and blew the dust off it.
A motion to accept the constitution was duly heard.
AMS co-ordinator Ken Leitch
seconded the motion.
"Seconded by Leitch, leaping
into the breach," Scott chuckled after Leitch spoke.
After a thunderous silence,
the motion was passed.
Students want
to mark profs
EDMONTON (CUP)—Students at The University of
Alberta here want to rate
their lectures professors.
A survey of students
showed 90 per cent in favor
of a system similar to that
at Yale university where a
committee rates lecturers.
Annoyed by a long debate
over the expenditure of $200
to assist the Canadian Union of
Students, followed by a five-
minute hassle over a $105 increase in the grant for the frosh
faculty edition, Scott exploded.
"You can quote me," he said
afterwards, "as being annoyed
that an $105 increase was approved for a Frosh newsletter
in five minutes, when a $200
grant for a national structures
commission took three-quarters
of an hour.
"I question the value of
judgments involved," Scott
The grant to CUS was finally made conditional that the
commission appear at UBC before Feb. 24.
But before council agreed,
they argued the purposessand
use of CUS.
"Last fall," said Science president Chuck Rennie, "we
brought out a half - dozen
Frenchmen, and . . ."
"It was two!" thundered
Rennie said he felt UBC had
done its share towards national
unity. N
AMS treasurer Chris Hansen
"If we're in CUS," Hansen
said, "we've got to be in it all
the way."
Scott pointed out that even
the Royal Commission on, Biculturalism is interested in
A motion to table Frosh president Jason Leask's request
for an increase in his grant
from $175 to $280 was defeated.
The increase was subsequently passed.
Chuck Rennie; Science president, stated at one point in the
"I submit the faculty editions are appreciated by ihe
student body on this campus
far more than The Ubyssey."
Imported tea party
A tea is being held Sunday,
Feb. 2, for overseas students
and faculty members in International House. Students are
invited to bring their families.
The tea begins  at 3  p.m.
sons were given for the dropout.
Both Miss Philip and Zoellmer are Frosh.
However, when asked if she
wanted council to appoint another co-chairman, Miss Philip
said no.
"The operation is all set to
go, if we get delegates."
She said that HSC is in serious trouble and must get more
• •    •
"Only 95 delegates out of a
possible 308 have signed up so
far, and the deadline is Feb.
1. At this time last year 200
were signed up.
"We had planned to break
even financially, but with this
number of delegates we will
lose $600 to $700. The AMS
would have to make up $300
of this," she said.
Miss Philip said she had
sent out tv/o letters to each
high school principal in the
province calling for delegates.
* •    •
"The second one, sent in December, urgently requested an
answer. So far three replies
have been received," she said.
"Out-of-town   schools,   ones
who    would    benefit    most,
have    been   especially   uncooperative."
Council      instructed     Miss
Philip to continue attempting
to  get delegates.
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hurry ,,.
things gO
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general excellence and editorial writing.
A hospital case
We had thought that the days had passed when
schoolteachers, particularly those at the university level,
told their students how to think. We also thought the
days had passed when sudents allowed this sort of thing
to go on.
That was until we heard about the UBC School of
From what we've been able to dredge from the lip-
sealed nurses and their publicity-fearing administration,
the situation is at least rather questionable.
The nurses work 10 to 11 months of the year, putting in regular eight-hour shifts in addition to their study
time. They are expected, now, to be able to raise enough
money to pay an extra $200 in fees and whatever else
they need to get by on in two months of the summer.
The nurses themselves admit, however, that many of
them are so exhausted after their 10-month grind that
they require at least a month's rest in the summer.
Women have a hard enough time getting jobs in the
summer, but women who can work only for a month
or two are in an even tougher spot.
However, more disturbing than the financial
dilemma in which the nurses find themselves is the
thinly disguised control which the administration exerts
over them.
Nurses interviewed by The Ubysgey expressed a
number of complaints, but all were afraid to allow their
names to be mentioned. They said they were afraid
their marks, which are not merely the results of examinations, but which are subjective evaluations by the faculty
would suffer if they voiced objections.
They told of incidents in which nursing students
were hauled before the authorities to explain matters
of personal conduct, such as who they happened to be
going out with at the time.
One nurse was reprimanded for being seen with a
divorcee. Another was raked over the coals for being
seen in Brock Caf having coffee with a married man—
although the two were actually members of the same
AMS committee, and were discussing a business matter
at the time.
The nurses insist that these incidents have an effect
on their marks.
They also say that their standing in the faculty is
affected by remarks they might make about the fee
raise. Typical of the indoctrination is the abouHace
shown by several nurses Wednesday. Following a meeting called by the administration to "explain" the fee hike
and Tuesday's Ubyssey story, these nurses now say they
"understand" the necessity of the fee raise, and that,
although they are worried about where the money is
going to come from, they're just going to have to put
up with it.
"The money will have to come from somewhere. It
always does." That's what one nurse said she was told.
We hope that the nurses' marks are in better shape
today than, their pocketbooks will be in next September.
And maybe the administration can loosen up and give
them a hand in both matters.
Immoral tales
We are pleased to see that the library is starting its
long grind to double its collections, in accordance with
UBC's five-year development plan, by buying the complete Hardy Boys and Bobbsey Twins series.
They ought to fit right in with UBC students. According to the librarian, the books are "rigid middle-
class" with a "narrow moral concept."
We are somewhat alarmed, however, to hear that
the librarian is eager to stock up on Tarzan tales.
After all, if Batman's a menace, can Tarzan be far
behind? This might upset that nice narrow moral concept we're gaining by buying the Bobbseys.
The truth about Batman:
he's not quite normal
WKR, The Varsity, Toronto
Can Batman succeed in his
desperate attempt to become
heterosexual? Will Robin defeat  Kathy Kane?
In the whirling dilemma
that is our life on earth today,
great philosophers turn increasingly to such questions,
along with: "Does the DC-7
eat her. young?" and "Which
is   the   left   sock?"
• *    •
After recovering from the
shock of paying 12 cents for
the latest Batman comic (remember when you only had to
save five pop bottles for one?)
I conducted my personal investigation of Batman's morals.
• •    •
Batman and Robin, in real
life Bruce Wayne and Dick
Grayson of Gotham City, still
lead an idyllic life. Bruce is
still on the unemployment
records as a "socialite" and
Dick is Bruce's "ward." We all
know what that means.
They while away the hours
in a sumptuous home over
the Bat Cave. Large vases
filled with lovely flowers surround them. Bruce spends
much time in his dressing
• •    •
A homosexual's dream.
Sometimes, to emphasize their
relationship, they are shown
on a couch, Bruce reclining
lazily and Dick sitting next to
him partially undressed and
with   his   hand   resting    on
Bruce's arm.
They await the call to
Master criminals sighted.
Bruce and Dick glide swiftly into the bedroom; lithely
slither out of their clothes;
fight, we presume, immediate
temptation; and don their
"crime fighting togs" to
emerge as Batman and Robin
—the "daring duo."
•    •    •
Batman is an ox-like creature. Robin is a small, ephebic
youngster. His uniform reveals bare, hairless legs.
Criminals often capture
Robin, and Batman has to
''give in" if he can't save his
friend, threatened with death.
Women rarely appear in
Batman stories. Normal readers of Batman—one suspects
they are few—get suspicious
sometimes and a recent Batman issue dared to print this
letter of complaint:
"All right, I give up ! ! !
What's going on? Are you editors all bachelors or just the
Women that do appear,
usually carry whips. A beautiful girl is practically always
a villain. The exception is
Kathy Kane.
New to the Batman canon,
she is Batwoman by night—
a sort of female Batman—but
it is made plain that she does
not know his "identity"—i.e.
does not sleep with him.
But this recent addition to
the Batman comic world
threatens Robin. She has a
chance to drive Batman to
In the good old days, Batman and Robin, both wearing
evening clothes, would prance
out for a night's entertainment together. Now Robin has
his hands full keeping his old
friend among the gay set.
Lately Kathy has been having a tough time. In the only
story in which she appears in
recent issues, early in the adventure "a sports car pulls to
the curb and Bruce (Batman)
Wayne hails Kathy. (Bat-
woman) Kane." He doesn't
get out of the car, but says:
"Kathy . . . about our date
tonight — I'm afraid I won't
be able to make it."
That's all. No excuse. Nice
and casual. He speeds home
to Robin.
Hot air
Editor, The Ubyssey:
We note with delight that
in the great democratic tradition of John Diefenbaker, the
Conservative Club on campus
has arranged facilities for an
open political debate. Unfortunately they do not realize
there are five political clubs
on campus, not two.
A Conservative-Liberal debate would be a debate with
both sides arguing the affirmative to be proposition "Resolved that Canada should remain
pretty well as it is!"
We the undersigned clubs
propose to add some life by
making today's meeting in
Brock Hall a genuine political
debate. As this proposition
would be more likely to meet
with the approval of the Liberal Club, we trust there will be
no complications or last minute panic scenes from the Conservative Club.
Richard D. Pollard, Pres.
New Democrats, Charles
Boylan, Pres. Student
Communists, Ken Gagliar-
di, Pres. Social Credit.
*    *    *
Editor, The Ubyssey:
Monday night, I was wandering around the campus from
9:30 p.m. until 2:00 a.m., putting up campaign posters for
one of the candidates in the
AMS election.
This in itself, is not unusual
or odd.
What is odd is that even
•with the recent rash of fires on
campus, not once did the University Patrol, the RCMP, or
Sir Ouvry's army appear.
During the time I was on
campus, anyone with a normal
amount of intelligence and an
unbalanced mind could have
set any number of fires, which
conceivably have destroyed
years of work and research.
We know there is someone
on campus who plays with
matches, and we know he
works often at night, so some
sort of precautions should be
Why not take some of the
Ouvry army off the traffic-
ticket-giving detail, and relegate them to the far more important duty of protecting the
campus from inflammable
Arts III
Associate -.
Managing _.
City   __     --
Asst. City   .
Asst. News
Mike Hunter
Keith Bradbury
Dave Ablett
George Railton
Mike  Horsey
Don Hume
.._   Ron Riter
Denis Stanley
Richard Simeon
Tim Padmore
. Maureen Corell
REPORTERS AND DESK: Lorraine Shore, Graeme Matheson,
Norman Betts, Al Donald, Al Bir-
nie, Tom Wayman, Janet Matheson, John Kelsey, Joan Godsell,
Mike Bolton, Mike Vaux, Ann
Burge Norman Kadnifpnoff, (the
mysterious fire lighter) Scott, who
ate dinner with us and there
weren't any sports pages because
that damn editor was out doing
something else. Harold Something
was also there. Thursday, January 30,  1964
Pag« 5
Prof's survey finds
Teachers, moms
want sex taught
A survey by a UBC education professor shows that sex
education is desired in B.C. schools.
Birney to read
new Latin poems
Poet Earle Birney will give
a reading of the poems he
wrote on a recent trip to
Latin America Thursday
He will show slides and
give a talk on the trip as
well as read his poetry. The
reading is sponsored jointly
by the Caribbean Students'
Association and International House.
Time is 8 p.m.
s out
the pain
Hypnosis is taking the hurt
out of dentistry.
According to Dr. R. I. Yorsh,
six dentists and 50 physicians
in Vancouver are using hypnotism to eliminate pain in their
Dr. Yorsh spoke Wednesday
to the Pre-dentistry Society on
"Hypnotism in Dental Practice."
* * •
"Hypnotism is the most valuable tool in the cupboard of
dentists, physicians and psychologists," he said.
. "But it has no place in music
halls or in the hands of
quacks," he continued.
Dr. Yorsh has been using
hypnotism in his dental practice for the last five years.
"Hypnosis teaches the patient to relax, and by the power
of suggestion, I can direct the
patient's awareness," he said.
Hypnosis is used by medical
men for a wide variety of purposes.
Physcians may use it for
natural childbirth, psychiatrists for emotional problems
and optometrists for removing
Dentists can use hypnosis to
take   X-rays,   and  impressions I
and to control bleeding.
Post-hypnotic suggestion can
also control after-soreness.
Dr. Yorsh said: "It loads the
patient with optimism which
helps the dentist and is wonderful for the patient."
• • •
The hynotist tries to centre
the patient's awareness on one
specific thing, such as his
"It isn't necessary for the
patient to look into the hypnotist's eyes but he must concentrate on the sound of his
voice," he said.
The doctor was asked whether or not his appearance had
anything to do with inducing
The heavily-bearded doctor,
who was wearing a blue and
gold striped silk vest, matching bow tie and black leather
boots, said it didn't.
Dr. Anne P. McCreary, an
assistant professor in the Faculty of Education, this summer
surveyed 197 B.C. teachers
and 28 Vancouver mothers
about sex education in schools.
Her findings were published
in the January, 1964 edition
of B.C. Teacher, a publication
of the B. C. Teachers' Federation.
She told The Ubyssey of her
findings Wednesday.
She found that 182 of the
197 teachers favored sex instruction, but they disagreed
on the methods of presentation.
Most agreed that instruction
should begin at the intermediate level (grades four to seven)
and be incorporated into the
present curriculum, through
science or guidance classes.
Opinion about who should
give the instruction was varied.
Intermediate teachers have
a preference for nurses or doctors teaching the students, but
other teachers felt that classroom teachers should handle
the course.
Most people surveyed felt
that children should get instruction in segregated and
mixed groups depending on
the topic discussed.
A handbook and special
classes for teachers of the
course were considered helpful. Some teachers expressed a
desire for a student text-book
Many of the people interviewed recommended that
course content should include
the biological, social, moral
and psychological aspects of
Nearly half felt that preventative advice and guidance
should be included also.
Sex instruction begins in the
first grade in Swedish schools.
The results of the study are
being utilized by the Victoria
School Board, which is introducing a pilot project into one
local school in 1964.
ID cards
International Student Identity Cards are available for $2
now at the AMS office in
They entitle the bearer to
orice reductions in European
lostels, restaurants, trains and
All students and 1963 graduates are eligible.
Free information on travel
facilities is provided, and for
an extra dollar students may
get a Handbook on Student
Travel which includes the
names of restaurants in 28
European countries where student privileges may be claimed.
If you are interested in
summer employment in Holland sponsored by the CUS
(through the intermediary of
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines),
you will also find information
and application forms in the
AMS office.
—don hume photo
NEW AND DIFFERENT sights and sounds puzz led viewers and listeners at fine arts Festival
of the Contemporary Arts, 1964. Students in top two photos are watching reflection of
a heartworm-a mirror-and, in the bottom two, they are listening to the Box with the
Sound of its Own Making, a wooden box from which comes the sound which was
made when it was made.    Confused? Pace 6
Thursday,  January 30,   1964
Projects for a rainy day.
Rain, rain, went away
And    came    back    another
As a matter of fact I found
myself in the Education
lounge when the rains came.
I wanted to go to Brock
Hall but lacked an umbrella.
Also, I didn't want to get
This, of course, was a problem. Of course, I solved the
With typical ingenuity and
drive of the UBC student
learned from many years of
dodging mud puddles in C-
lot, water puddles on sidewalks and large holes formed
randomly around the campus
from time to time by Buildings & Grounds. I solved
this dilemma.
• •    •
Here is the solution  ! ! ! ! !
Leave the Education lounge
by the door at the north end
of the building. Sprint over
to the older of the newer
chemistry wings. Enter by the
door on the south side of this
Walk along the hall of this
building to the door at the
north side. Open the door.
Walk to the door at the north
end of the old chemistry
building. Open that door and
enter. Twist your way down
to the basement of the old
chem. building.
Find the back entrance of
the old chemistry building
and dodge your way to the
back west entrance of the old
physics building. Walk up to
the first floor of the old physics building. Follow the corridor and leave the physics
building by the main entrance.
* •    •
Run to the library, jumping wires to the entrance at
the south end of the library.
Open the door. Enter. Climb
to the science division. Cross
through the science division,
the main loan desk until you
reach the Humanities division. Run to Brock Hall.
Of course by official count
(MINE) you have climbed 88
steps turned 24 corners stepped down 53 steps, jumped
five mud-puddles, opened 10
doors, climbed over three yellow wires, dodged five cars,
stepped in 13 water holes,
crossed three roads and
walked a total of 1125 steps.
Of course I got wet. Drip!
Bitter Ash goes
before censors
TORONTO (UNS) — Bitter Ash, produced by UBC
student Larry Kent, will be
viewed this week by the
Ontario censor's board.
The Student Christian
Movement at the University
of Toronto is planning to
show the film as soon as the
board approves it.
The controversial film was
banned at McMaster in Hamilton by authorities.
HARRY HAYS, minister of
agriculture, will be guest
speaker at UBC's fourth annual stockmen's conference
Feb. 6 and 7 at Kamloops.
Conference told biggest
problem is develoment
Economic development is a
greater challenge than communism in underdeveloped
Commonwealth countries.
The   Conference   on   Com
monwealth Affairs, held in
Winnipeg, pinpointed hunger
and illiteracy as the real enemies of democracy.
Students from 17 Canadian
universities attended the Con-
Ho hum  — another
weekend symposium
Author to talk
on united Europe
"Can Europe Unite?" will be
the topic of a lecture by Dr.
Samuel Van Valkenberg at
noon today in Forestry 100.
Dr. Van Valkenberg is the
former director of the graduate school of geography at
Clark University and author
of the text "Element of Political Geography."
Fuzzy dances ?
policemen will be hired by the
student council to patrol campus dances by the student council at Dalhousie university.
Everyone is jumping on
The Varsity Outdoors Club,
the latest to join symposium-
ites is hosting one this weekend at their Seymour Mountain cabin.
The Topic under discussion
will be "How much does it
matter whether you are educated, married or neither?"
Leading the speakers is Dr.
B. Gose of the English department, who will talk about a
school he and fellow professors
set up as an experiment to
educate their children in a
freer manner than is possible
in the public school system.
Backing up Gose is engineering prof Dr. Fritz Bowers
talking on the future of automated man. Mrs. Rene Coope
of the French dept. will discuss the educated women and
her role after university.
the symposium bandstand this
The last speaker on the
agenda is Mr. Richard Holla-
way of the French dept. discussing European education of
A student panel of Jim Ward,
Tony Buzan, Mayling Weaver
and Chaucy Andrews will wrap
it all up.
The symposium will begin
Saturday afternoon and continue through to Sunday afternoon, with a break for a party
Saturday night.
The cabin located at mile
seven, just above the CBUT
tower on Mt. Seymour can
sleep 116 people, and has full
cooking facilities.
Students wishing to go can
contact Ann Charlton in the
VOC clubroom behind Brock
or at WA 2-7974.
The cost is $2.
ference. Charles Boylan (Arts
IV) and Herb Fraser (GSI)
represented UBC.
Speakers at the Conference
included Australian High
Commissioner David Hay,
Manitoba Premier Duff Rob-
lin, Nik Cavell, Canadian
High Commissioner to Ceylon,
Harvard University professor
Dr. Richard Pipes, and John
W. Holmes, president of the
Canadian Institute of International Affairs.
Holmes stressed the need to
regard the Commonwealth as
more than a ceremonial institution requiring lip service.
The Commonwealth can do
much towards solving the serious problems facing some of
its members, he said.
"The idea of having conferences allowing students from
various Canadian universities
to discuss controversial issues
is an extremely good one,"
said UBC delegate Boylan.
This is the first time UBC
was represented at the conference.
Sir George Williams University, of Montreal, will host
a similar seminar on Latin
America next fall.
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Open Friday Til 9:00 p.m.
Ample Parking Thursday, January 30,   1964
Page 7
Critics' Page
J'itm J>BAtival
Last November the Vancouver Film Festival presented
two of the three awards it is
authorized to give — one for
the best documentary and one
for the best short fictional. In
addition, the Canadian Association of Film Societies presented an official award for the
best feature.
There is a tendency for film
festivals to emphasize visual
techniques instead of content,
to herald as "new" — not some
fresh perception of human nature expressed through traditional means—but rather some
dazzling technique applied to
very mundane subject matter
or else displayed simply for
its own sake. Although this
criticism does not apply to all
This is the first of a two-
part review on last November's Vancouver Film Festival
by Betty Vogel. The second
part will deal with the award
winning films for best feature'
and best short fictional.—ed.
the awards made in the festival, it appears to be the criteria
used in choosing the best documentary and in singling out
one of the French short fictional films for special mention.
Admittedly, the documentary poses a special artistic
problem, for it is not an art
form in the pure sense, even
though its subject may be
treated artistically. It is primarily an informational film
and, as such, its main function
is pedagogic rather than artistic. Furthermore, as the documentary can be based on anything in reality, its subject is
not necessarily related to
human experience, the basis
for all significant art. But films
cannot be excluded from competition because their subject
is of limited human interest
They must be judged on the
treatment of their subject within the limitations imposed by
Considering this, it was not
because of any intrinsic interest in its subject matter, but
because of the virtuosity of its
treatment, that "Verre Textile'"
(a French film depicting the
manufacture of fiberglass) won
the best documentary award.
Shot in technicolor in consecutive movements, it showed
(to the accompaniment of atonal music) the manufacture oi
fiberglass in the form of flowing abstract patterns. Although
these movements were ingeniously designed and undoubtedly presented the most artistic
treatment possible, the limitations of the subject matter
were still apparent.
Fiberglass — an inanimate
industrial product — seems an
inadequate inspiration for the
weird lyricism evoked by the
music in this film. This would
not have been a liability if the
film had been presented completely in abstract form, but
any such illusion was broken
at the end of each sequence by
the introduction of fiberglass
products: furniture, boats, and
other utilities.
In other words, in order to
be artistic, the treatment was
inappropriate — elevating fiberglass to an emotional and
even an industrial importance
which it does not have — and
the result was bathos. This
rather absurd glorification of
a mundane subject is well illustrated by the finale — the
blast-off of a satellite (obviously made of fiberglass), which
somehow suggests that our own
futures are intimately involved
with the further development
of this product.
Much depends, of course,
upon what this film was trying
to express. As an information
film — an attempt to provide
a detailed and objective description of the technology of
fiberglass — it did not succeed.
As a tour de force — an attempt to show how something
as mundane as an industrial
process can be made visually
beautiful despite the limits
tions of its subject matter —
it was highly successful. In
art, however, the form of expression should be suited to its
Therefore, if it was the director's intention to produce a
free art film based on the
movement of pure geometric
patterns, he would have gained
more scope by dispensing with
the subject of fiberglass altogether and creating a purely
abstract film in the manner of
Norman MacLaren. Perhaps
documentaries about things
should be more prosaic, or, if
this kind of film is recognized
as a valid form of the documentary, such films should be
divided into two classes for
purposes of judging: the informational documentary which
explores the nature of the subject, and the creative documentary which uses the subject for
some other purpose.
If the purpose of the first
kind of documentary is to provide an objective presentation
of reality, realism (the accurate record of reality which the
film so easily provides) should
be its prime technique. Special
visual techniques or anything
else distorting the nature of
this reality are out of place in
it unless, of course, they serve
to reveal the inner, subjective
reality of the subject. Usually,
however, reality speaks for itself, and it is up to the director
to present its most revealing
aspects and to edit them in an
intelligible manner.
Perhaps the greatest contribution of the documentary is
its presentation of people as
they really are, the unconscious revelation of character as
they are caught unobserved.
One of the most compelling
films of this nature presented
in the festival was a Polish
film, "Fleischer's Album",
compiled and selected from a
collection of over 2,000 photographs abandoned by a retreating Nazi officer, depicting
his home and army life from
1940 to 1944. Presented with
a minimum of commentary,
the film lends one to reconstruct the officer's personality
for oneself, to trace the grad
ual alteration of his character
through his self-portraits and
the progression of subject matter he has chosen. He changes
from a cherubic but rather
complacent Familienvater to a
mian with brooding eyes, from
a tourist — a detached observer — to a tragic participant
in events over which he has no
At first he follows his Baedeker, photographing the traditional places of interest. At
this time his interest in the war
seems detached and scientific,
concerned with objects and
signs of retreat and destruction. Later he becomes more
absorbed in people, a group of
Ukrainians scavenging for food
on his own regiment struggling
against the Russian winter.
Finally he becomes preoccupied with death — photographing with an increasing obsession the endless acres of war
(To   Be  Concluded)
Here's a calendar of events
for UBC's, Festival of the Contemporary Arts being held on
campus this week and next.
LECTURE: Marshall McLuhan: "Changing Attitudes to
Space in Poetry, Painting
and Architecture since Television."
3.30 P.M., LASSERRE 104
(School of Architecture, University of Washington): —
"Notes for the Symphony of
SIMULTANEOUS PRESENTATION: Poetry accompanied by music and visual
Gerd Stern (poet-artist from
San Francisco): 'Mosiac'
Slides: Gerd Stern, "The
Verbal American Landscape,
Take Two."
3.30 P.M.. OLD ARTS 100
LECTURE:   Marshall  McLuhan, "The Strange Tendency
of  the Popular Arts' to  Go
Iconic and Highbrow".
8.00 P.M., BUCHANAN 106
. . . changing attitudes
Marshall McLuhan: "The
Europeanizing of the American Way of Life Since Television".    Admission  75c.
19..30   P.M.,   AUDITORIUM
(New  College  of  Education)
Harpsichord: Sylvia Kind
(the distinguished Swiss musician who is especially interested in contemiporary
music): "Modern Music for
the Harpsichord".
3.30 P.M., OLD ARTS 100
Discussion on James Joyce's
book which provides the
subject of Jean Erdman's
"The Coach with the Six Insides." Panel members include Jean Erdman and Marshall McLuhan.   '
IVES: The CBC Vancouver
Chamber Orchestra, conducted by John Avison.
(Students Only)
"The Coach With the Six
Insides". A Comedy of acting, miming and dancing,
based on James Joyce's Fin-
negans Wake.   Adm. 50c.
12.30 P.M., BUCHANAN 106
POETRY READING: Michael McClure (author of Passage, Hymns to St. Geryon
and Other Poems. The New
Book (A Book of Torture)
reads from his own work.
"The Coach With the Six
Insides": (repeat performance, for the general public)
Tickets (unreserved): $2.00
from the Vancouver Ticket
Centre, 249 W. Georgia or
from UBC Bookstore.
Two Festivals
GERD  STERN   . . .poet-artist Page 8
Thursday,  January  30,   1964
. .  .   makes team
9 Birds
named to
B.C. team
Four members of the UBC
Thunderbird rugby team have
been named to the under-25
all-B.C. team.
The four are forwards Fred
Sturrock, UBC captain John
Grange, Dick Hayes and Back
Tim Cummings who also had
the honor of being selected
captain of the All-B.C. team.
• •    •
New Zealand's famed All-
Blacks will play the under-25s
Feb. 20 and then meet B.C.
Reps Feb. 22. Both games will
be played in Empire stadium.
T'Bird rugby coach Albert
Laithwaite has challenged both
B.C. teams to games. His crew
will play the under-25s Feb. 8
and the Reps Feb. 17 in games
to prepare the local all-stars
for the All-Blacks.
• •    *
Laithwaite   will   allow   the
four UBC players selected to
play for the under-25s in the
first game.
But he will be at full
strength for the match with
the Reps and would dearly
love to defeat the senior team.
The four UBC All-Stars will
not miss any of the Birds' regularly scheduled games.
Room and Board
Male Student
$65 A Month
Includes Laundry
2516 West Fourth, RE 1-1865
Bring     your    manuscripts,     stories,
articles, books, songs, poems.
Free Advice and Help
1065 E. 17th Avenue
TR 6-6342
'tween classes
Will sex always
lead to a union?
Law   debaters   take   on   Education   Friday   noon,   Bu.
217.    Resolved:  Sex is the tie that bi,nds.
Spokesmen for campus political parties will debate their
platforms Friday noon in
Brock. Audience participation.
• •    •
Alan Macfarlane, MLA for
Oak Bay, speaks on The B.C.
Throne Speech—An Evaluation, today noon in Bu. 100.
• •    •
Debaters interested in UBC-
U of A debating exchange
should apply to Box 28, Brock.
Deadline, 4 p.m. Feb. 4.
• •    *
Two films, Vomini Sul Vay-
ont, Castelli-E-Forti-Del-Lazio,
Monday noon in Bu. 104.
• •    *
Play, Lady Windemere's
Fan, Friday and Saturday at
8 p.m. in Newman Centre
• •    •
Club meeting, today, Bu. 216.
Important business.
Book crook ?
EDMONTON (CUP) — Student reporters who sneaked
several books out of the university library to prove there
were holes in an unpopular
security system have been called thieves by the campus patrol officer.
Room and Board
for Male tSudents
Excellent food, good
Study Conditions.
Reasonable Rates
4082 West 8th Ave.
CA  4-3631
Room and Board
Near Gales (male)
CA 4-3601
Campaign debate, today noon
in Brock; Davie Fulton speaks
on Conservatism and Confederation, Friday noon in Bu.
• •    •
Last minute tickets available
for students for Canadian
singer Donald Bell—Fri., Jan.
21 Q. E. Theatre.
• •    •
Interfaculty debating competition: Law vs. Education. Resolved that: Sex is the tie that
binds. Friday noon, Bu. 217.
• •    •
General meeting, noon today, Bu. 225. All members
please attend.
• •    •
Bob Prittie, MP, speaks on
parliamentary reform, today,
noon, Bu.   104.
• •    •
Job opportunities for psychologists in the field of corrections and military services,
3:30, Bu. 217.
• •    •
Leon and Thea Koerner
ing Education. Engineering
200, Friday noon.
Hender running alone
for AMS VP position
If you want to be a first-
class Brock bureaucrat you'd
better hurry.
First slate nominations for
the positions of president, second vice-president and secretary close today at 4 p.m.
And then the campaigning
begins in earnest.
Elections will be held from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next Wednesday.
At press time, Mike Coleman, Arts president, Roger
McAfee, editor of "Campus
Canada," and Ken Harrison,
engineer, were running for
AMS president.
Bashful Byron Hender, incumbent second vice-president,
High-rise apartments
EDMONTON (CUP) — Residence fees at the University of
Alberta here have jumped 20
per cent to $96 per month.
has listed himself for a second
crack at the job. He was the
only candidate nominated for
that  position.
For secretary, Donna Morris,
Ruth Dumont and Marilyn
McMeans have announced
themselves as candidates.
Are Cars As Good
As They Used To Be?
Are cars tinnier, more poorly
constructed or less safe than
they used to be? Can you still
be "stuck with a lemon"?
•February Reader's Digest answers these common questions
—in this first-hand report by
a man who spent weeks researching the production of
new cars. Get your copy of
Reader's Digest today...32
articles of lasting interest.
Graduating Class
of the
British Columbia Corrections Branch
For May 4, 1964
MALE BACHELOR OR MASTER GRADUATES IN ARTS with majors in Psychology, Sociology or Anthropology
are preferred. Outstanding female
graduates will be considered as will
outstanding persons holding other
Model Parliament
Campaign Debate
and the
Tickets: $4, $3.25, $2.50, $1.75, $1.25, Vancouver
Ticket  Centre,  630  Hamilton; Fraser  Radio,
41st and East Blvd.; All Eaton Stores.


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