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The Ubyssey Feb 28, 1963

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No. 58
Secrecy shrouds
financial issue
Athletic finances
take another blow
The hard pressed Univer-
-sity athletic budget is in for
another blow.
The Men's Athletic Association will recommend to the
Men's Athletic Committee
the administrative body) that
the sports budget be cut five
per cent across the board,
and the money go into a
special   publicity  fund.
MAC'S J. D. Chapman commented Wednesday: "We're
short of money now."
MAC will consider the proposal tonight.
Book ripper
placed on
An education student has
been fined $50 for tearing up
library   journals.
The student, a girl, was also
placed on probation for at least
one year and her offence reported to the dean of education,
dean of student affairs, Walter
Gage, and Dr. John Macdonald.
A library official said similar
or larger fines will be levied
on all future cases of this type.
The official said a student
observed the girl tearing the
pages out of a periodical within plain sight of other students.
When a staff member approached the girl and asked
what she was doing the girl
showed little concern, the official said.
Last term a student was jailed
nine months for stealing and
destroying books.
The clampdown by library
officials follows what they call
the heaviest damage in years.
More than $7,000 worth of
books were stolen from the
library  last year.
— Don Hume Photo
NEW SIDEWALK SURVEY plan was completed Wednesday
with a gravel walk from library lawn to bus stop cafe.
Buildings and Grounds, instead of replacing the turf worn
by student short cuts, decided to build the gravel walks.
Yellow wire fences now are on Main Mall.
Councillors decide
to leave press free
Student councillors have decided they can't ban freedom
of the press—even for one day. ,	
But   four    councillors   think^
they should  and  three  others
can't make up their minds.
A motion to ban printed election comment on AMS voting
days was turned down at Tuesday's council meeting.
Four councillors voted in favor and seven against the motion.
The three abstentions saved
the motion from a tie vote.
Commerce president Lloyd
Martin made the motion after
complaining of derogatory references  to  AMS  candidates  in
he engineering newsletters published on first and second slate
election days this month.
He cited an "unwritten law"
against election comment in
news media.
Treasurer Malcolm Scott said
there is no such law.
"We can't limit freedom of the
press any day of the year," he
Martin said, "Freedom of the
press is a cliche."
He said freedom of the press
wouldn't be limited if it was
limited for only one day.
Chancellor Ross
gets second term
Mrs. Phyllis Ross, UBC's
first woman Chancellor, was
acclaimed Chancellor for her
second term at the Board of
Governors meeting Tuesday
She first took office in
November 1961 following the
death of A. E. "Dal" Grauer.
She will hold office until
See Page 2
- What did they decide? .     !
Will we fight for money? !
Or do we buckle? ]
Only 12 people know and they aren't talking.
The 12 are the nine members of the Board of Governors
who had to make the decision, and the chancellor, president
and board secretary. j 1
They were closeted in the administration building's upper
floor board room for more than eight hours Tuesday,   ;
At the end, they released a short statement but it did not
say whether the board will fight the provincial government
for the money originally requested, or whether it will accept
the government's offer. ;
Since then the usual sources of information on the cardpus
have dried UP-
It is believed board members were sworn to secrecy on tihe
discussions and decision of the meeting. It is possible they were
! deadlocked.
President isnt talking
J        Dr. John Macdonald's only comment after the meeting
was:  "I'm sorry but I cannot comment."
i The board's statement said:
1 "Neither the board of governors of the university nor the
president authorized or had any previous knowledge of the
press statements appearing Feb. 25 and 26 regarding the university budget."
It referred to downtown press reports that Dr. Macdonald
would resign if the board failed to back his demand that the
university fight for the money it needs
It did not deny the reports.
The main issue is this:
, The university asked for a $2.8 million increase in its oper-
■ ating grant. It got less than $1 million, most of which is already
If the board accepts the government grant as it stands,
there could be one of three results:
• Fees could be raised—as much as $100.
• Classes could be enlarged next year even more.
• Or the university could refuse to accept any increase in
enrolment over this year.
Master plan may suffer
It could also jeopardize chances of Dr. Macdonald being
able to bargain with the government to implement his much
more costly report.
Who were the people who had to make the decision which
would start the ball rolling?
They are six people appointed by the government and
three appointed by the academic heads of the university—the
senate. ■
The government appointees are:
Einar Gunderson, a former Social Credit cabinet minister;
Walter Koerner, industrialist; Percy Bengough, a former labor
leader; George Cunningham, drug store magnate and director
of the B.C. Hydro Authority; John Leirsh and Robert H. B.
Senate appointees are: ' ,'' "^
Kenneth Caple, regional director of the CBC, and lawyers
Nathan Nemetz and Leon Ladner.
Businesslike manner needed
Members of the board were polled by The Ubyssey Wednesday. All said any statement on the meeting would have to
come from university officials.
Ladner said: "We have to handle our affairs in a businesslike manner. I would like to be able to give you the information. I was once a student and I know you are all concerned,
but I cannot."
With regard to the rumor Dr. Macdonald would threaten
to resign at the board meeting he added: "That's all nonsense.
It's just the creation of some writer."
Caple said: 'I'm not at liberty (to say what went on at
the meeting.)"
Faculty association head, Charles Bourne, said: T don't
know any more about the situation than what is in the papers.
I have no idea of what happened Tuesday night at the meeting." Pat,e 2
T^ E      U B YSSEY
Autonomy or political puppetry?
The board of governors is supposed to be
the supreme governing body of the University
of British Columbia
It is?
Or is it the docile servant of the provincial
We should know the answer in the next
few days.
For the first time the governors have to
decide exactly where their loyalties lie. They
can eitjher show- themselves as an independent,
autonomous governing body, with the interests
of this university at heart.
Or they can act as the rubber stamp for
government policies dictated from Victoria.
The decision must be especially hard for
the six governors appointed by the provincial
They, were appointed by the same people
who the board of governors may now have to
fight. One of them is an ex-cabinet member
of the Social Crec}it government. How will ha
UBC's dynamic young president has called
upon the hoard to stand up and fight.
Did they do their job?
Or did they buckle under?
Their decision may well determine the future of UBC.
University education, Humbug!
What <jloes the future of higher education
mean to the average citizen?
Despite the clamor in both Vancouver
newspapers, the answer is probably: hot very
In an informal and totally unscientific survey, these comments were heard:
.'Why- should we pay more money so a
bunch of kids can kick up their heels at university?; They get enough already."
—a plumber
"I've got no kids. Why should I subsidize
education' for somebody else's offspring. I
don't see why I should be taxed for any education." —a contractor
T hear they're going to build a big recreation centre out there and a winter sports
arena. They've got lofts of classrooms. They
don't need $111 million and anyway, the province can't afford it." —a salesman
"Sure the university needs more money.
So do the welfare services and the hospitals.
The government has misused its funds—but
the university must realize that there are other
important things besides higher education."
—a shipper
"My kid worked his way through and so
did you. If the university needs more money
they should charge higher fees and set up a
loan fund." —a barber
'Most   of  the   kids   waste  their   time  out
there. They spend their time partying and
writing dirty stories for that awful student
newspaper (she said, glaring at me)."
—a housewife
These comments are not quite verbatim,
but they are authentic.
They represent opinions that are likely to
be found in many sections of the population.
Professors discovered when they stumped
the province in the development fund drive
in 1957-58 that only a few people are really
interested in higher education.
One spoke to only three people in a large
hall in Quesnel. Any other topic, and he probably would have been a drawing card.
It is probable that the speakers who have
been trying to stir up interest in the Macdonald
report have met with similar receptions except
where the audience has a selfish interest.
The people want more roads. And they
don't want higher taxes.
Higher education is nice, but . . .
These are the dimensions of the problem.
Self-interest rules. And it seems impossible
to convince the average taxpayer that the
work done at the university benefits him directly (which it does, but that is another
If Dr. Macdonald gambles his job on public
support of the grass roots variety, don't bet
with him.
Thursday, February 28,  T-963
Winner of the Southam Trophy, 1S61 and 1962
Winner of the Bracken Trophy, 1962
Winner of the Montreal Star Trophy, 1962
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Locals:  Editor—25;   News—2;!;   Photography—24.
Editor-in-chief:  Keith Bradbury
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City Editor    M. G. Valpy
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Layout  Editor    Bob  McDonald
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REPORTERS:   Richard   Simeon,   Greydon   Moore,   Tim   Pad-
more, Lorraine Shore.
TECHNICAL: Dave Ablett, Mike Atchison.
Dateline P.Q.
Quebec waits — and listens
In the following weeks before April 8, all Quebeckers
will scrutinize carefully ev.ery
point, of the political programs
put before them by the four
parties and they will try to see
which, of the four parties, will
most likely see to it that radical and drastic changes be
made in the present prevailing
policies which have proven to
be gravely discriminatory to
French-speaking Canadians especially within the civil service of our country.
If no party whatsoever
comes forth with a platform
which would bring about this
implementa tion immediately
after the election it is to be expected that another minority
government will reign over
the affairs of our Canada on
the evening of April 9. The
feeling of resentment for the
two old parties which reflected
itself in the Social Credit vote
of the province of Quebec at
the last election, has not been
overcome fully by these two
parties and much less so by the
Conservative Party than by the
Liberal  Party.
• * •
On the other hand, it is a
well-known fact that the New
Democratic Party stands very
poor chances of ever having
any of its candidates elected in
this province. The reasons that
support this are numerous and
extend from an economic  as
pect to an emotional one. The
fourth party, Social Credit,
while having made some headway last June 18, is not the
answer to what Quebeckers
want as a government in Ottawa. Its gains of 26 seats last
year were merely the result of
a strong feeling of dissatisfaction with the Conservatives
and with the Liberals. During
their last eight months in office, the Conservatives have
not accomplished much to
change this attitude of the
people of the province of Que-
bes and it is quite possible that
they may lose some more seats
because of this on April 8 next.
•    •    •
Quite   io   the   contrary,   the
Liberals have been successful
in enhancing their prestige,
first, through the overwhelming victory of the provincial
Liberals on November 14, 1962
and secondly through the outstanding speech of Mr. Pearson, dealing with the issue of
biculturalism and bilingualism
in Canada, which he made in
the House of Commons last
Till the York-Scarborough
speech, the Liberals, even
though they do not have as yet
a dynamic and capable French-
speaking Canadian leader within their ranks, were gaining a
lot of support from all over
the province and  it was only
a matter of waiting until election day to find out that the
province of Quebec was returning to the Liberal fold.
Then came the York-Scarborough speech on nuclear arms.
*    •"•
Even   though   there   was   no
real need to do so in view of
what Mr. Pearson had really
said in reference to nuclear
arms, the press in Quebec made
it a very dramatic issue. Over
night, the shares of the Liberals went down quite substantially. Subsequent to this
speech, the Liberals in Quebec
were astounded at the violent
reaction to Mr. Pearson's remarks. The last few weeks,
however, have seen the Liberals divided over this said issue. Today, the belief is that if
the Liberals manage to clarify
much more their stand on nuclear warheads for our country, in the next few weeks they
may recuperate enough support to carry a fairly large
number of seats from Quebec
into Ottawa.
All Quebeckers are well
aware that, for the ultimate
good of one and all and for
the country as a whole, a majority government must be
returned into power. The
shambles of the last eight
months has taught them a severe lesson in the same way
as it did to the rest of Canada.
See how pleasant
banking can be at the "Royal
ROYAL BANK • fhuraday,. February 28, 1963
Page 3
Brief asks
A second report on higher
education in B.C. has been released. The report was prepared
by   UBC's  Faculty  Association
The report, released a month
after Dr. John Macdonald's
proposals for higher education,
was used by the President in
his master  plan.
Association members have
pledged their full support of
Macdonald's report.
But in addition to Dr. Macdonald's proposals, the Faculty
Asscociation  wants:
Full autonomy for each separate institution (the proposed
two-year and four-year junior
A co-ordinating council to replace the  grants commission.
Financial support from private institutions for the proposed junior colleges.
The association report also
calls for a static UBC enrolment of 15,000 students and a
continued increase in entrance
requirements. This is a ceiling
of 2,000 students less than Dr.
Macdonald  proposed.
It is the association's aim that
UBC's facilities for graduate
studies be enlarged with a proportionate reduction in undergraduate work.
The association's report was
drafted by a committee of 13
professors, headed by Dr. R. J.
Rowan of the philosophy department.
Exam speech
flunks out
A Psych Week lecture on
exam writing made easy, originally scheduled for Wednesday, was replaced by "The
Licensing and Registration of
Psychologists   in   B.C."
The original speech will be
presented in two weeks under
the new title, "The Retention
of Learning."
No reason for the change
was  given.
... to trek
Scott frosted
Donuts, i
fly at council
Violence rocked council chambers Tuesday night. Debate
exploded over a proposed constitutional amendment.
Councillors    were    on    their
feet, hurling insults .across the
floor when chairman Doug
Stewart hurriedly recessed the
But the pounding of his gavel
barely dimmed  cries of "imma-
"an impotent piece of paper."
When the question came to a
vote only two councillors supported   Scott.
Not giving up, he then.challenged the vote.
His   appeal   hinged   on   inter-
turity"   and   "May   God   damn j pretation  of the  "three quarter'
your soul." ; vote"  required for the  motion. ]
The   battle   raged   out of   the
council chambers through Brock
"Three quarters of the twelve
here now, or three quarters of;
Two exhibitions
in Mt&%0lery
Two photographic exhibitions- will be featured at UBC
Fine Arts Gallery until March
The Ben Hill-Tout Memorial Photographic Salon,
established in 1955 to commemorate the work of the
late University photographer,
displays photos taken by students, faculty and staff.
The exhibition will comprise 10 photographs each by
five graduate students of the
• Institute of -Design of the
Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.
.  .  . around Africa
UBC students
off to Africa
'two UBC students head for
the Dark Continent this summer.
Dick Malone, Arts IV, and
David Chapman, Arts III will
spend the summer months
ranging over Africa, trying to
reconcile what they'll see with
what  they'll  be told.
This is the second year UBC
students "have  been  selected  to
; represent   western    Canada    as
j part     of     the     Canada-United
States    "Operation     Crossroads
Africa" scheme.
Each member of the international student group will have
to give 50 talks on Africa when
he returns.
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to  the. TV room,  where   vitriol everybody (there are 24 council-
„        , .      . ,, Ilors)?'  he asked,
flowed   as freely  as   the  coffee i
... i     When chairman Stewart threw
being served. ,    ,, ,    „    ,,       . .   ,
I out   the   appeal,   Scott   said   he
Councillors  chalked diagrams [ would appeal  to  student  court
on a blackboard and shook do-[	
nuts at one another. Q.       I ■ I i
A   dozen   or   more   spectators j ^TUuenTS   Charged    ■
gleefully   joined   the   argument!      •.!        i   •    i  •
and shook donuts at councillors.  Willi   UfinKHTCJ
When the meeting reconvened, S     The   Ubyssey   erred   Tuesday •
chairman   Stewart  gave  up  the j in reporting that three students
gavel twice to  get his licks in. j were charged with being drunk ■
CODE   QUIBBLE at a student function.
At stake was the status of the;     Discipline     Committee     has'
AMS code, a document outlining, charged the three with consum-
the setup of the Arena Manage-  ing alcohol at a Jan. 20 basket-
ment Committee, Undergraduate Societies committee and
Honorary Activity Awards.
One group, led by first vice-
president Peter Shepard, wanted
the code in the constitution but
subject to amendment by council.
The other, led by treasurer
Malcolm Scott, said Council
couldn't amend something in
the  constitution.
He   suggested   the  Code   was
ball game in the War Memorial
Charged are Commerce students Harold Charters and
Robert Smith and Arts student
Peter Brown.
Chem Students
Learn the elements of the Periodic Table in their proper order
(and remember them) this fasti
simple way. Send $1.00 to
RiaiOXT,   P.   QT'KBKC.
Welcome Students to
Cafe Dan's
Come to the Club and meet
your friends. Good music and
Admission $1.50
With AMS card $1.25
Every   Friday   and   Saturday.
Telephone MU 4-4034
Home   255-6115
Singing Ribald Olde English Catches
Direct from Toronto
Appearing at Inquisition — March 4
BROCK 25c 12:30 - 2:00
Oscar Wilde's Comic Masterpiece
The Importance of Being Earnest
Produced by:
The Cleveland Playhouse
On their Tour of Major Cities of North America
March 7 8:30 p.m. — TJ.B.C. Auditorium
for Tampax
This time we thought we'd let you
users write our ad. These are all
direct quotations from unsolicited
letters about Tampax internal .
sanitary protection.
"Such freedom—and such a
clean feeling."
"I can swim, play tennis, even
field hockey, and the comfort
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"Thank you for a wonderful
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days carefree."
"The dependable service it has
given rhe with no cause to worry
when in the presence of others is
enough for me to purchase Tampax each month."
"I'm confident and sure that
there will be no embarrassment."
"Believe me, any woman can
and should use Tampax. It's
cleaner, nicer, easier, and makes
all of the days in the month almost the same."
"We all agree.that Tampax.
makes 'that monthly time3 that
most women so usually dread,
seem almost a pleasure . . . with
the comfort and security of it."
"I wish every girl used them."
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Thursday, February 28, 1963
'DEAN of Forestry, Thomas G.
Wright, will address Vancouver Institute Saturday at 8:15
p.m. in Bu. 106.
\ The AMS report on student
loans, bursaries and scholarships received a "good" reception in Victoria.
That's the opinion of three
students of the six-member
delegation which presented the
report to four cabinet ministers
"The report was received in
a favorable light," said AMS
president Doug  Stewart.
He said the government favored the establishment of a
long- term, low-interest $1 million loan fund suggested in the
"The cabinet ministers suggested the timing could have
been better, but they had to
accept many of our points as
valid,"   Scott said.
The report also aske-d for an
increase in the number and
amount of provincial scholarships, and an increase in the
amount  of  bursaries.
Arts president Mike Coleman
also thought the cabinet ministers were most receptive. "I
think we really shook them
up," he said.
Ed Lavalle, AMS 2nd vice-
president,   was   also   pleased.
"In the near future, I think
we can expect some constructive measures to be implemented," he said.
Education Minister Les Peterson, attorney-general Robert
Bonner, provincial secretary
Wesley Black, and lands and
forests minister Ray Williston
met  the delegation.
'tween classes
Movie on Israel
planned for noon
Slides and commentaries on Contemporary Israel will be
shown by International House Club in Bu. 104 at noon today.
a hit on
the stands
Campus Canada sales are
UBC sold more than half of
its 1,300-copy quota three days
after the national student magazine made its debut on the
Laval University in Quebec
City ordered more than its quota of 400 copies and reports are
favorable across the country,
production co-ordinator Ed Lavalle said Wednesday.
The magazine was produced
by . UBC for the National -Federation of Canadian University
Students. The first copies went
on  sale  Monday.
Sales manager Bob Cruise
said UBC expected to sell all its
quota by the end of this week.
He said several downtown
stores have ordered copies of the
magazine for retail sales and
that each undergraduate society was promoting the magazine.
Campus Canada,; carrying
both French and English stories,
sells for 35 cents a copy.
It can be bought in Brock
Hall, Buchanan Building, International House and the book
Tri-service parade
The annual tri-services parade will be'held in the Armory
Friday starting at 2:30 p.m.
Tri-services ball will be held
at 9 p.m. at HMCS Discovery
with music provided by the
Royal Canadian Engineers.
*     *
At International House tonight, slides on "Northern Europe and Leningrad" with commentary by John Woodsworth
will be shown starting at 8:30.
* *    *
Rev. Art Hadley speaks on
"The-Meatifng of the Second
Coming," 12:3© Friday, Bu. 106.
* *     *
The Catch CIu5^ singing ribald
olde English rounds in Brock
Hall, noon fdday. Admission 25
cents. Odetta' cancelled.
* *     *
Fiesta Franco Espanola, Saturday, Qanadian Legion Hall,
1335 Burrard. Orchestra. Admission 75 cents at t h e door or
tickets from club members. Bu.
1221 noon today.
* *     *
Broomball game, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Kerrisdale arena. Entertainment between quarters at
Birds'  game with Manitoba.
* ' *     *
Film discussing some aspects
of library work, noon today,
room 844, library.
* *     *
Field trip to Essondale: Meet
at noon today in Grad Center
parking lot.
Psychology Week dance
"Freudian Frolics," Southlands
Riding Club, 7025 Macdonald.
Music by Dr. Signori, bar. Friday, 8:30 -1 a.m. Tickets $2
couple at AMS.
Three toll collectors needed
to guard bridge in Brock
Brock management committee needs three toll collectors
for the Brock Hall card room.
The three are needed to work an eight-hour shift one day
a week. They will be paid. Applicants should appear Friday
at 12:30 p.m. in the Brock Hall card room.
The toll collectors are needed to rake in the 10 cents an
hour bridge players pay for use of the room.
University Hill United Church
5375 University Boulevard
Services  11:00 a.m.  Sundays
Evening Service 7 p.m.
All Welcome!
10% discount given Students on
corsasres. Order now for your
next formal.
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Try Our Delicious T-Bone
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4556 West 10th Ave.
West Point Grey
Baptist Church
2685 Sasamat Street
Bev. Arthur J. Hadley, B.A., B.B.
9:45 a.m.—Church School
for all ages.
11:00 a.m.^-"HIS MASTER'S
Church Parade for Youth
7:30 p.m.—"NO HARM.
8:45 p.m.—All   students   invited  to  meet  with  the
Young People in the Watson Room.
The Bookstore
Will Hold Its
Annual Sale
Discontinued Texts
Art Prints
M. G. Scott,
Alma Mater Society
"Cent** City" •
It P.G
• says
"We'll be there March 11-18 —
just mail this form for an appointment."
"Don't wait for spring — do it now!"
School District No. 57  (Prince George)
Classification: Student Teacher   □
Certified Teacher    □
Teaching Interest: Elem.   □ Jr. Sec.    □
Sr. Sec.    □
Mail to: District Superintendent of School,
1891 Sixth Avenue,
Prince George, B.C.


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