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Array THE
No.  14
Quebec provincial government has now forced a
settlement of a 10-day-old
food fiasco at the University
of Montreal.
J. M'. Martin, of the Quebec department of youth
(education) represented
the province during the negotiations between the Montreal student council and the
University administration.
• •    •
The fiasco started Oct. 1,
when the administration hiked the price of meals in the
cafeteria from 75 cents to 85
cents without consultation
with   student   officials.
A joint student - faculty
committee is supposed to discus all food price changes.
Under the new settlement,
the cafeteria will offer meals
at three prices: 65 cents, 75
cents and 85 cents.
The students refused to
pay the increased price and
the administration countered
by closing the cafeteria.
The students set up "bread
lines" where a meal cost 65
• •    *
The administration countered by ordering them off
the lawns of the food building and by blocking roads on
to the campus so catering
vehicles could not enter the
The administration threatened to expel those leading
the boycott. It did not, however, follow through on the
UBC-made film
to face censor
The doors have closed on Larry Kent's controversial
movie, "The Bitter Ash."
Hundreds of students were turned away from the scheduled noon showing in the auditorium by order of AMS
treasurer, Chris Hansen.
Bauer's Olympians
ready for Quakers
Father Bauer's Olympic
hockey team will play
three games during the
Thanksgiving weekend.
The first game will be
against the Nanaimo Clippers in Nanaimo Saturday
Sunday the Olympics will
take on the Saskatoon Quakers at the new Coquitlam
arena at 8:30 p.m.
They will play Saskatoon
again Monday at 1 p.m. in
the UBC arena.
BITTER PILL faced these students who lined up Thursday for
the Bitter Ash. There was no showing. The AMS closed
down the UBS-produced film after heavy complaints.
Hansen said later he was
forced to block the scheduled
showing after UBC film censor, Graydon Roberts, head of
audio-visual services, warned
him he was inviting court action if the showings were continued.
"What else could I do?"
asked Hansen. "My hands were
tied; I had to order the show
Earlier Roberts OKed the
showing on campus on the understanding he had the right to
do so.
But the B.C. censor board
stepped in when they found
the 85-minute movie was being
shown, not only to students,
but the general public as well.
So Roberts called Hansen
and the show was off.
"Money was paid by the
general public to see the film;
therefore, it is a public showing," Ray McDonald, censor
board chairman, said, "and the
board must OK all public
He said his office has been
flooded with calls from people
protesting the film.
McDonald said the board
will decide whether the film
can be shown after viewing the
film and meeting with Roberts
University    president    John
(Continued on Page 2)
See: ASH
JASON  LEASK  was  elected
Frosh President by a two-
third majority Thursday.
Only 400 of the 3,000 eleg-
ible voters cast ballots.
On skating prices
Students can't dog it
"Quit bitching."
That's the advice of Ron
Pearson, executive secretary
of the ice arena management committee.
"What students don't realize," said Pearson, "is that
we are running this on a
business-like   basis.
"We're not allowed to lose
Monday, Student Council
passed a resolution asking
the committee to set a two-
hour period once a week
when students could skate
for 15 cents or less.
The resolution was
prompted by  rising student
indignation over public skating prices: 35 cents for students between 1 p.m. and 6
p.m., and 50 cents after 6
Pearson said the rates
were set after the arena
manager took a survey of
existing prices at other lower
mainland arenas.
"We hope to become members of the Arena Association," he said. He said the
association is opposed to rate
All rates will be reviewed
at Christmas, Pearson said,
after six months of operation.
"Besides,"   he  said,   "any
profit will be used strictly
for improving the winter
sports centre."
In that way, he continued,
even  if   prices   are  a   little
high, the money is being put
to good use. Pearson's joint
student - administration - endowment    lands    committee
plans to expand curling facilities by adding two sheets,
and      eventually      erecting
squash courts.
"This is just the beginning."
So, if you want to contribute some money to a worthy
cause this holiday weekend,
public skating times for today and the next three days
are 8 to 10 p.m.
Gates to go,
but not
for a while
Endowment lands officials
are going to move the traffic-
snarling University gates.
Approaches to University
Boulevard at Tenth and Blanca
will be widened.
And new, re-designed gates
will be constructed 300 feet
west of their present location
on the Boulevard.
But Endowment Lands
manager, M. E. Ferguson, says
the work won't start until a
plan for re-structuring the Endowment Lands administration
is completed.
"We hope this will be very
soon," he said.
UBC traffic czar Sir Ouvry
Roberts told The Ubyssey Wednesday that the gates are a
serious hazard, and should be
Ferguson said cost of the re-
(Continued on Pare 2)
See page 4 Page 2
For legislature
Loffmark urges
university seat
MLA elect Ralph Loffmark thinks the idea of a university
electoral district should be investigated.
'Any commission on the redistribution of seats should in-
v e s t i g a t e the possibility of
special university seats," the
Socred from Point Grey said.
"Government control of university finances is the most
serious threat to universities
today," he said, "and a government with direct control can
muzzle a professor by threatening to withhold money."
Loffmark said a university
constituency might be a step
toward reconciling the conflict
between academic freedom and
professors' need for political
He pointed out the division
between political and academic
life in England and other commonwealth countries is more
clear-cut than in Canada —
probably because Canada is so
"I don't know if my idea is
e n t i r ely feasible" Loffmark
said, "but I feel it is worth
looking into."
Loffmark teaches commerce
law, statute law, and government regulation of business at
He said since his election he
has received about 200 complimentary letters and as many
phone calls.
But three faculty members
had sent derogatory letters to
him before the election, he said.
Students in his classes gave
him "light-hearted good-humored ragging" after the election, in contrast to the booing
at the all-party meeting, he
Friday, October  11,   1963
semi-conductor specialist
UBC plans
to honoi
Negro author James Baldwin will be one of two persons receiving honorary
degrees from UBC at fall
congregation ceremonies.
Also honored will be UBC
graduate Dr. Malcolm H.
Hebb, manager of general
physics research for General
Baldwin will receive the
doctor of letters degree (D.
Litt.) and Dr. Hebb doctor of
Baldwin is widely acclaimed for his novels "Go Tell
It To The Mountain" and
"Another Country" as well
as several essays.
Among other honors he has
received are Rosenwald and
Guggenheim fellowships and
an award from the National
Institute of Arts and Letters.
He received a BA from
UBC in 1931, then did graduate work at Wiscon sin,
Harvard and Utrecht, Holland.
Dr. Hebb has specialized
in research on semi-conductors with emphasis on theoretical studies.
He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, and
a member of the Harvard
University visiting committee
on physics.
SUB for Alberta
CALGARY (CUP)—The University of Alberta will have a
Student Union Building by
1966, according to current
Family plan
in girls' dorm
Fifty men have joined 350
women in a dormitory at the
University  of  Washington.
The men are awaiting completion of their own dormitory.
"We're just one big happy
family," said one smirking
Plaques uprooted
McMaster University freshmen
wrenched three bronze plaques
from University of Toronto
halls during a talent show last
. . . gets medal
UBC prof
gets award
A UBC professor is being
honored in Toronto.
Professor F. A. F o r w a d,
head of UBC's metallurgy department, will receive the
Alumni. Medal of the Engineering Alumni Association of the
University of Toronto at a dinner in his honor tonight.
The medal is awarded for
outstanding achievements i n
the field of metallurgy.
Prof. Forward has already
received the McCharles Prize
from U of T, the INCO medal
from the Canadian Institute of
Mining and Metallurgy and was
honored by the American magazine "Mining World" for his
work in discovery of a new
leaching process for recovering
Engineer donated
all over the place
Thursday's pie-throwing debacle in aid of the blood drive
was a bloody mess.
(Continued from Page 1)
Macdonald's office was also
barraged with calls, mostly
from irate parents.
One caller said she was taking her son out of university
because of the film showings.
Maryann Formby, the president's receptionist, said most
of the callers admitted they
had not seen the movie.
Kent, who produced, wrote
and directed the film, said he
would lose between $2,500 and
$3,000 if the show was cancelled permanently.
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Editorial,   Legislation,    Personnel,    Indian    Affairs,    Statistics,.
Just ask Steve Whitelaw,
engineering vice-president —
one of the pie throwers threw
so hard he got a bloody nose.
The occasion was the student council-engineer sponsored
"Chinese Auction" to publicize
the annual Red Cross Blood
For the privilege of throwing pies at Whitelaw, engineer
president Pete Shepard and the
student council, students had to
bid pints of blood.
The victims were held firmly
in stocks.
When a bell rang the student
who had bid just before won
the right to throw a pie.
Favorite target of campus
pie-throwers was council president Malcolm Scott.
"Any of my opponents who
interpret this as a criticism of
my admin istration are pie-
eyed," said Scott as he wiped a
lemon meringue from his face.
Treasurer Chris Hansen was
upset, "The lemon was sour
and the m e r i n gue was too
sweet," Hansen raged. "I hope
that hairy ape who hit me was
a hemophiliac."
Students were supposed to
bid up to a maximum of one
pint of blood—each bid was
worth one-half pint.
Foresters still lead the bloodletting seige with 130 per cent
of their quota donated. They
are closely followed by nurses
with 128 and mechanical engineering with 103 per cent of
their quota.
Follow ing are the other
totals so far: social work, 70;
engineering, 66; architecture,
61; phys ed., 60; science, 50;
arts, 40; education, 39; pharmacy, 37; medicine, 35; frosh, 22;
commerce, 22; law, 18; grad
studies, 17.
PR committee
crying for help
Press release writers, typists, and a photographer are
needed for the 1964 Open
House Public Relations Committee.
Students will be required
to spend about four hours a
week on the job.
Names and telephone numbers should be submitted to
Barry McDell, Open House
Box, AMS office, Brock Hall.
(Continued from Page 1)
novations     would     be     about
"Several plans have been
submitted in the past to the
government," he said, "but no
concrete plans have ever been
decided upon."
University Boulevard is a
provincial highway, so approval must come from the government on any changes, he
He said the new gates shall
be lower than the old ones to
allow better vision.
"We would like architecture
students to come up with a design for us. The late professor
Fred Lasserre was working on
a scheme to do it, and we
would be very interested if
something could be done now.
"There is no question the
gates are a hazard," said Ferguson. "When they were set
up we were barely out of the
horse  and   buggy  stage.
He said the widening of the
road to permit turns on to
Blanca would take place at the
same time the gates are moved.
Ferguson said the highways
department is responsible for
University Boulevard, but not
for the sidewalks and margins.
These are controlled by the
Endowment Lands.
Alf Bilt
(Architecture 53) says
My blue-print for
success is a planned savings
programme at.
Bank of Montreal
(0a*adab "Jinat SomA fan. Student*
Your Campus Branch:
The Administration Building:  MERLE C. KIRBY, Manager
a big step on the road to success is an early banking connection
___■ ui-s» Friday,  October  11,   1963
Pag* 3
At this particular moment
(early Thursday afternoon) in
the life of our venerable alma
mater, it appears there is one
helluva row shaping up over
Larry Kent's The Bitter Ash.
With your indulgence, I'd
like to get my licks  in first.
I attended the Tuesday noon
showing of the production before there was any hint of
grief for the home-brew
effort, and came to a few personal conclusions about it.
• •    •
The Bitter Ash was very
well done, considering it is an
amateur's first-try production
made on a starvation budget.
Its main fault, largely attributable to the low budget, lies
with the technical goofs and
imperfections, notably the
dubbing of voices and background music.
I didn't consider it in any
way "dirty" or pornographic.
The so-called "sex scene" at
the end jibed well with what
I felt was the message Kent
is trying to convey.
It's my i m p r e ssion Kent
wanted to portray the problems young people face in
society, .their search for solutions, and a meaning to life
• •    •
Portray youths' problems he
did. Poverty, limited education, early and forced marriages, loose and unhappy love
affairs, insensitive parents —
the myriad of pitfalls awaiting youth in our society.
And the way I took it, there
is no solution for youngsters
trapped by life as Kent's
characters are.
The three strikes life allots
them have long since been
swung with the futility born
of youthful ignorance.
Kent has tried to depict life
realistically. He felt one of
life's realisms to be adultery,
and he portrayed it.
• •    •
The long-kiss-and-slow-dis-
solve-to-next-morning H o lly-
wood image of sex is deservedly shattered here.
So old ladies of both sexes
and all ages, most of whom
have not even seen The Bitter Ash, are at this moment
deluging President Macdonald's office with calls voicing
their objections.
The Alma Mater Society
has shut the show down, oh
the strictly legal grounds it is
unlawful to show a motion
picture to the public until it
is cleared by the B.C. Censorship Board.
• •    •
The fate of The Bitter Ash
will be resolved shortly, perhaps before this column goes
to press.
Ipersonally hope it is
cleared by the provincial censor and that neither the administration nor the AMS will
allow itself to be swayed by
the howls of the ignorant and
But I doubt it.
THREE COUNCILLORS prove useful for the first time in their
political existence as they bow to the masses. From left to
right, Peter Shepard, president engineering, Byron Hender,
second vice-president, and  Ken Leitch, activities co-ordin
ator, are pelted with pies in a stunt to add pints of blood to
the Red Cross blood drive in the Armory. Drive finishes
this afternoon.
Capsulized space
program set for UBC
A Mercury space capsule will be on display at UBC from
October 16 to 26.
The capsule, used in the United States government's manned space program, will introduce a two-day space seminar.
The display will be open
from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily
including Sunday, but will
close at 2.30 p.m. on Oct. 26.
Included in the display will
be guides explaining the workings of the capsule.
The space seminar, sponsored
by the UBC extension department, is also part of the UBC
Alumni A s s o c i a t ion's 1963
Homecoming program.
Participating in the seminar,
in UBC's new physics building,
will be Canadian and American
experts in the field of space
The seminar will be opened
by Dr. A. G. Cameron, of the
Institute of Space Studies, with
a broad survey of space and its
Jesse Mitchell of the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will discuss
information received from unmanned space probes and
That's expensive
liquor, Charlie
liquor wih leisure in the student union building will cost
students at Victoria College up
to $500.
'Besides the heavy fines, offences will bring suspension
from student activities for one
Women get guns
Women at the University of
California have formed a rifle
Panic is widespread.
SFA no haven for UBC
rejects, says governor
Simon Fraser Academy will not be a haven for UBC
George  Wong,   a  member   of   SFA's   newly   appointed
board  of governors,  said Tuesday students who  are not
academically good enough for UBC will not be admitted
to SFA.
"Simon Fraser won't   be  a  second-class  institution,"
he told a meeting of B.C. school trustees.
"It will be just as good as any university in Canada."
Engineer's joke
was a drag
dragged Lake Ontario for
two hours Tuesday on a tip
that a freshman dunking had
resulted  in a drowning.
They didn't find anything.
The tip came from an
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Minding morals
Fap ! And double Fap !!
That's our reaction to the downtown newspaper critics
and the legion of phone callers who have tried to can
Larry Kent's Bitter Ash.
Let them go back to commercial television and morality plays if they don't like the realism of the movie.
The newspaper critics, blinded by middle class mentalities and cowed by puritanical publics, took great
trouble to criticize the movie's portrayal of sex and little
The majority of phone callers—both to radio stations
and UBC—afraid of the three letter word, just complained
about "that movie" and what it will do to the minds of
"our children."
Few of the phone callers even knew what the movie
was about—but they knew it had a sex scene—and fewer
had seen it.
Just what is that movie doing to "our kids?"
Read Page 5 and see how many are being corrupted.
Some say that like the sex act, which many students
won't first be learning about from this show, the movie
is refreshingly satisfying.
But others criticize it as junk.
The merits will be determined in time — both on
campus and off by students, critics and judges of cinematic art.
The fact is Larry Kent and Dick Bellamy should be
Congratulated in bringing UBC this experiment in moviemaking — simply because they took the initiative to
make it.
As for the narrow-minded off-campus critics, we suggest that if they are looking for something to criticize because it is dirty for the sake of being dirty, that they reread parts of Shakespeare.
That is if they ever read Shakespeare.
If they are looking for attempts to try to treat sex in
a mature way, read Lady Chatterly's Lover and see the
Bitter Ash.
But then they probably don't have time for that.
When they aren't phoning or writing newspaper columns,
they're probably reading Mickey Spillane novels and looking at the pictures in Playboy.
Bull from Durham
Thanksgiving, hah!   I've been here for a month-
and I'm not even pinned yet.
By Fred Fletcher
Exhibit A: brassiere, voodoo bag
DURHAM, North Carolina—Every city has its oddities and its weirdoes.
Wierd is the word for the
chap who told the judge in
city court here that he
threatened one Herbert
James with a knife because
the latter was a witch.
"You mean to say he has
been practicing medicine
without a licence?" the prosecutor asked. "No," the
man said. "I mean to say he's
been practicing witchcraft."
(You need a licence?) .
The man admitted he had
had a knife and when the
prosecutor asked, "What
were you going to do, practice   surgery   without   a  lic
ence?", the man replied he
was whittling a peg for his
Exhibit A was a brassiere
with a voodoo bag hanging
from it. Despite this compelling evidence, the witch
and his assailant were both
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A Canadian from good old
Toronto went into a hardware store here looking for
furniture for his apartment.
"Have you any chesterfields?" he asked.
"You in the wrong sto-ah,"
the salesman answered.
"There's a tobacca shop
across t'street." He finally
explained he was looking for
a sofa.
To some of the downtown
Durhamites "■chair" means
"there" and "cheer" means
"here." For example, one
might say: "Take this cheer
chair over tuh that chair
store."   Got it?
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It is interesting to note
that almost all of the bus
stations in this part of the
U.S. have two waiting rooms:
one for whites and one for
Surprisingly enough, in
view of the militant Negro
civil rights movement, each
racial group still sticks
pretty close to its own side.
Habit, it seems, is defying
the statute forbidding discrimination by race or creed
in any public service dealing
with interstate transport.
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Another of the oddities of
this tobacco town is its street
names. One street, appropriately enough, is named
Cigaret Avenue.
Just a few blocks away is
Great Jones Street. One
would think there would be
a Great Scott Street to complete the picture, but there
isn't. Dilatory research has
faile_d to turn up the identity
of Great Jones, although
someone suggested he might
be a professional wrestler.
It's amusing, though sometimes pitiful, to see how modern religious apologists avoid
the inevitable conclusion that
there's no God.
Walter Kaufmann, who's a
very critical apologist, argues
in his Critique of Religion and
Philosophy that religion is essentially art - poetry - writing
that's inspired — though perhaps only inspired from within and not by an external
agent. T. R. Miles, in Religion
and the Scientific Outlook,
suggests that we adopt the
"way of silence," but if really forced to explain what
we're doing on our knees, we
should qualify our silence
with parables.
These   parables,    he   says,
aren't   "objectively   valid" —
. a negative way of saying they
are fictions.
•    •    •
Modern apologists have
abandoned the idea, then, that
religious beliefs are genuine
hypotheses about the "ultimate"   nature of reality.
They've done so on the
grounds that no observations
or experiments are suggested
by these "(hypotheses" which
"will enable us to decide whether a particular phenomenon
is to be explained in one way
rather than in another." (p.
196, Metaphysical Beliefs.
Toulmin, et al). On page 203
of the same book it's claimed that "the whole concept of
existence is inapplicable to
I find it impossible to understand how someone could
believe in (or love) that to
which the concept of existence was inapplicable. The
verbs "believe in" and "love"
require an object — yet it
would  seem  that in  religion
they can stand alone (or even
walk on water?).
.   •    •    •
What are we to make of
serious attempts to defend a
faith whose foundation has
been utterly, if not completely, shaken and toppled? The
apologists say that religion is
essentially a way of life, a
morale to our life's story, so
to speak.
But those who continue to
use God-talk seem to think
that morality or purpose requires a religious metaphysics
to support it. That morality
and religion are logically independent is shown by the
question, "Does God advocate the Laws because they
are right ones or are they the
right ones because He advocates  them?"
This question shows the absurdity in trying to base an
objective morality on mere
authority. And, as to purpose,
I think that it must come
from within and that one
can't be coerced into its
•    •    •
Finally, I submit that the
only purposes we could ever
discover are human purposes.
Even were we to be apprised
of a divine purpose in things,
we might not approve it. I
conclude, therefore, that the
onus is on the religious to
show us how morality and a
sense of purpose in life are
dependent in any way on a religious metaphysics. Friday,  October  11,   1963
Page 5
LETTERS: The Bitter Ash
Editor. The Uybssey:
Bitter Ash  is  a  cigarette
The home-rolled cigarette
is the author's artistic merit:
it is difficult to light, glows
rarely between drags, and
smokes rancid. It burns
long and finishes as a warm,
soggy butt, fit only for the
gutter. Few bums and few
critics will try to retrieve •
"The Fag End."
The plot is not. Kent sets
up a tableau of social problems and fails to develop
them through either character study or dramatic interaction.
He escapes his difficulty
by indulging in promiscuous
photoplay. The camera goes
to bed with minor characters in sub-plot after subplot, leaving the major conflicts unformed and unresolved. His film becomes im-
posible, mere photography.
The actors do not overcome this bad screenplay.
Lynn Bennett has a number
of motionless half-minute
profiles with a tense but
otherwise blank expression
—a device which does not
convey tortured emotions as
well as it does migraines.
Brown does justice to an interesting role as author of
several title-pages and one
baby. Scarffe's part as male
lead is a sterile one — he
stands alone; silent, firm,
erect, doubtless symbolic.
The Sex Scene is badly
needed when it comes. Vivid
photography rewards the
vicarious with a sensation
that appraoches the nadir of
a Huxley "Feelie." This,
alone, will sell Bitter Ash.
So the product is a failure,
but the commercial will survive it. Wrapped in the top-
quality cigarette paper of
good photography and production, the cigarette is,
nevertheless, undisguisable.
It's a "rollie" using dung for
Try it—you won't buy another  pack of Kent's.
Arts CI.
Not off-color
Editor. The Uybssey:
I think you did a great
injustice to Bitter Ash by
your article in Tuesday's
paper. The article gave the
impression that the movie
was full of lurid sex scenes
"which some may think obscene," and that the whole
show was so blue that it's
lucky    everybody    was    so
EDITOR, Mike Hunter
Associate —. Keith Bradbury
News   Dave Ablett
Managing  George Railton
City   Mike Horsey
Photo   Don Hume
.Sports  Denis Stanley
Critics   Bob McDonald
Ass't News _ Tim Padmore
Ass't City —. Richard Simeon
Senior Donna Morris
Senior   Maureen Covell
Henery Hawk, Henry Meiliuk,
Ronny Thod. Henry Brown, Charlie Browm, Tom Manway, Jennie
Putterman, Ly Wood, John Kelsey, Terrv Hillhorne, Blondie
Doll, Alan' Donald, Alherni, Jim
Smith, Dannastoffman, Gordon
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broadminded and we got to
see it at all.
The result of this article,
which should have been obvious to you, Mr. Editor, is
that the movie attracted
those in search of an off-
color thrill. Of course, they
didn't get it.
The movie is done in such
a fashion that any sex shown
therein doesn't look off-
color, or at least it didn't to
me. The worse evil is, however, that many people who
are genuinely interested in
new film creations, -and in
the advancing art of motion
picture photography, now
will not go to see this feature
because of the reputation it
has received.
Everybody is talking
about it today (Tuesday) in a
tone of voice that implies
that if you go to see it you're
akin to these immature types
who are only looking for
vicarious sex.
I saw the film Monday.
My friends who didn't see it
are now asking me how
"dirty" it is. Two girls,
who, I think, are sensitive
and appreciative of good art,
now won't go to see it under
any circumstances, even
though I insisted there is
nothing offensive about it.
Ash Homeless
Editor. The Uybssey:
Only an astonishing failure to present flagellation
and infanticide deprive Bitter Ash of the opportunity
to claim for itself total
moral, intellectual and sexual puerility.
Mr. Kent and his crew of
inep% ifetid, pseudo-disso-
lutes succeed fully in discrediting honest artists, grownup thinkers, and any coherent sense of the film as a
creative medium. His relentlessly dull attempted
su\cide scenes, meaning-of-
life dialogues, and squalid
party sequences, in dicate a
tireless familiarity with the
dreary, the smarmy, the
anti-poetic, and the irresolute.
The film is woefully written and performed by emotional dunces; it is phony,
trivially obscene. And those
"bourgeois" against whom
Mr. Kent so churlishly bawls
might be justified in ascribing to him pathology not
power, petulence not perspicacity.
The neurotic is hardly exotic, the erotic hardly exotic,
and Bitter Ash has not the
pungency described by bitter nor is there evidence of
any flame to produce the
The embarrassed caper-
ings of unappealing post-
pubescents may interest the
social worker, but hardly
one who cares for expression,
who is fond of honest film
and artists with largesse.
At the rate we're going,
Vancouver's first feature-
length film (it just means
long) could profitably be the
Grad  Studies.
Editor. The Uybssey:
Did Larry Kent really collaborate with the Engineers
o nhis work of "art"?
Arts I.
Family circle
Editor, The Uybssey:
I recommend, to individuals whose perceptive
powers are such that they
can distinguish between pornography and documentary,
the viewing of Bitter Ash.
This film is not pornographic. It is a discerning
documentary produced by a
man in empathy with his
time to a depth not frequently reached. j
•    •    • I
This documentary con- 1
cerns a fundamental query j
which troubles the minds of |
young adults today. The f
query? What is the function 1
of the family as a unit of |
society and how can a man I
or woman be most useful in i
this unit as a husband and ;
father or wife and mother? -
Bitter Ash may help to
sweeten the bitter ash that
marriage is smoldering to,
due to the prevalent mis- !
understanding of its purpose,
by making its viewers aware "•
of this purpose.
Thank you, Mr. Kent, for
penetrating to the heart of
this query with such clarity.
The cast in your film and
its technical producers are
congratulated for their commendable acting and execution of their duties.
Arts III.
Editor, The Ubyssey:
The comment in Bitter
Ash that "the world is
shitty" is a statement which,
although commonly uttered,
makes little sense.
The world, to the best of
our knowledge, consists of a
series of events in the time-
space order, events which
are objective in nature,
events which simply "happen."
• •    •
And yet the human race so
often tries to call this series
of events the cause of human
sorrow and labels the series
with such terms as ''kind,"
"cruel," etc.
But how can  we pretend
to make a value judgement ~S
(necessarily    subjective)    of V;
what    is   clearly    objective \
fact? Wh.at we really evalu- ''.
ate are our feelings and our
relationship   to  these objective events.
Thus any basis for a sub-   '
jective  judgement  must  be
internal, not external.   What
this boils down to is that life  * —
is only   as "shitty"   as  you ,'}
make it yourself. §
• •    • I
If you want to be basically j
happy, just apply some ra- |j
tional thought and you can I
accept any so-called tragedy. ||
Let's just be honest with jj
ourselves and eliminate this §j
"fate has been cruel to us." 1
Fate never promised us a gl
damn thing, so how can it j|
be cruel? |j
So, as for Bitter Ash, I sug- J
gest it belongs with normal §
ash—in the ashcan. §
Arts II.        I
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MacDonald joins
Failt-Ye Times, student news-1
paper at MacDonald college, is 1
the newest member of the Can- [j
adian University Press. 1
(CUP is the Canadian stu-1
dent wire service.) *
Theres no profit
or panic — not yet
Campus Canada Editor
Campus Canada owes you $1,100. And it could get
But don't panic, there's
a perfectly good explanation
and chances are by this time
next year the debt will be
wiped out.
Campus Canada is the national student magazine devoted to student writings on
politics, news and art, as
well as to the printing of
some small bits of poetry.
The magazine was conceived at the 1962 NFCUS
Congress in Sherbrooke,
Quebec, but almost died before it was born for lack of
financial support.
All delegates to the conference agreed a national
student publication was desirable and perhaps even
necessary, but nobody was
prepared to put up the
money to finance one.
All publications, especially those of a national nature,
usually require a heavy subsidy for their first few years
of publication.
Campus Canada is an exception to this. Despite a
drastic foul-up with distribution, the first issue lost only
$1,100. This with practically
no advertising and almost
one-third of the number
printed lying in various
boxes and desks across the
country. Some of these boxes
are undoubtedly still unopened.
UBC took upon itself, at
that congress, the task of producing a publication much
needed in the country, and
we got the publicity accruing from such an undertaking.
At the Edmonton congress
of the federation last week,
delegates once more decided
the magazine should be produced at UBC, and we once
again accepted the task and
the possible financial burden.
But this time there was a
difference. Delegates were
told, in no uncertain terms,
that they must sell the magazine when it arrives on their
If it is not sold, delegates
were told, we at UBC would
consider suggesting the entire project be scrapped.
. . . could get worse
When we agreed to take
the magazine we had anticipated nearly 100 per cent
sale. This covers almost the
entire production costs, leaving only a slight deficit to be
made up from AMS funds.
The first edition proved us
wrong. The second edition,
however, is coming off the
presses in about two weeks,
and has been almost sold out
in advance. Loss on this issue should be minimal.
The magazine has been
around for about a year and
has started to penetrate the
advertising market. The
third issue, slated for early
January, has already as
many ads as the first two
The third issue will definitely not end up in the red,
and any profit made will go
to offsetting the deficit of
the first two issues.
But almost all the 10,000
copies being printed must be
Most universities have
taken an amount equal to
about 10 per cent of their
student enrollment.
They should have- no
trouble selling this number
with a minimal sales effort.
If they do have trouble,
they'll have no one to blame
but themselves and another
good idea will have gone
down the drain.
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Friday, October 11,  1963
old paint
The Lawren Harris exhibition at the Vancouver Art
Gallery is a curious mixture
ot good and nauseous painting.
Harris, once a member of
the Group of Seven, is at his
best when painting the stark
northern terrain. Here he
shows his mastery of colour
and form and feeling for the
But since 1940 he has turned to abstraction. His abstracts, influenced by Kan-
dinsky and the "Action
School," are terrible. There
is plenty of action, but no
How could an artist
of his capabilities fail so
miserably? Was he just pretending to be caught up with
abstract painters who were
winning approval?
Did Harris, who was a reservoir of aesthetic theory,
forget Kandinsky's credo:
"The only thing that counts
is feeling"?
Tonight and Saturday
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Alan Neil — piano
Blaine Wikjord — drums
William Vandenbeld — bass
Ray  Sikora — trombone
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sings norma
Next Thursday, Vancouver
Opera Association will open
its season with Bellini'&
In her premiere in the role
will be Aussie prima donna,
Joan Sutherland. Other leads
in the production are John
Alexander as Pollione, and
Marilyn Horne as Adalgise.
Russell B r a d d o n, Collins,
London, 1962, 242p.
Much of Joan Sutherland
is synthetic. But the voice, so
*    •    •
The hair when it is not
wigged is dyed, the teeth are
products of dental ingenuity,
the figure is always constricted by corsets.
These facts are among the
revelations in Russell Brad-
don's candid biography of
the great coloratura.
Braddon's biography, while
subject to the superficial
treatment of most contemporary tales of the living, has a
Time magazine quality that
permits the reader to stand
at Miss Sutherland's side and
almpst share her most intimate conversations.
Her struggle is remarkable
for its silent perseverance.
Plagued by constant ear infections and painful sinus ailments, she conquered in almost reckless fashion the
great opera citadels of the
•    •    •
It is this near indifference
to external kudos that most
impresses the reader. Were it
not for the sometime sadistic
goading of her husband,
Richard Bonynge, the art of
the prima donna might have
been lost on church congregations in Sidney, Australia,
where she worked as a secretary until age 24.
The upcoming production
of Norma, to be conducted by
Mr. Bonynge, himself a concert pianist, has great expectations.
Alma Mater Society
Information can be obtained from George Boechler,
Education, President, WA 2-4063.
Apply to AMS Secretary, Brock Hall for information.
Information may be obtained from Bonnie Erickson,
MU 3-2070.
All applications and eligibility forms are to
be turned in by 4:00 p.m., on Friday, Oct. 18, 1963
to the Secretary of the AMS (Box 74)
what's all this about
proletariat art, ma?
John mills
Today it would amuse me, if no one else, to discuss
Leon Trotsky's statement that there can be no such thing
as a proletarian literature. This project may take several
weeks, since I have a space limitation, and, before I begin,
I'd like to clear up a bit of business.
In a recent conversation with Jamie Reid I suggested
that Creelyesque prose was a deliberate attempt to obscure
and evade meaning. He disagreed with me. Well, after
reading Dave Cull's piece last week I would like to amend
my statement. Specifically, I'd like to take back the word
"deliberate." Cull's liquefying, sidewinding, conditionally-
claused logorrhea was about as deliberate as the activity
of a somnambulist.
After I'd got it all translated by a reliable friend, I
discovered that Cull "thought" my column was an account
of the summer session poetry readings. It was, of course,
about nothing of the kind. It was about Milton Acorn.
Cull's article displays a symptom of that inability to throw
the mind in gear with the object of its contemplation
which, I believe, lies at the heart of the sheer badness of
most modern poetry.
But this inability has wider implications which I'd
like to examine, if ever I do a piece on P. D. Ouspensky's
magnum opus, "In Search of the Miraculous," Meanwhile, though I welcome an argument from any of you,
please do me the honour of first reading the particular
column you wish to take issue with. Or, if after two or
three attempts, you are still unable to concentrate on the
words in front of you, get the gist of the column from
someone who has discovered what it's about. And now
back to Trotsky.
It was Milt Acorn himself who quoted Trotsky's remark, and I've had no time to check the quotation's
accuracy. Apparently Trotsky argues quite simply that
the proletarian writer has to learn literature from bourgeois sources, and, in so doing, becomes absorbed into the
middle class. His output, therefore, ceases to be representative of the proletariate. This seems obvious enough,
but I don't think it's quite true—I don't think it was ever
quite true even in Trotsky's time.
The eleven plus system in England and cold-war affluence in North America have changed the significance of
the word "proletariate." The Marxist definition of proletariate as a class composed of those who have nothing to
sell but their labour embraces pretty well everybody these
days. There are good examples of "genuine" proletarian
literature, even if the word is used in its old sense.
I'm thinking particularly of the French writer, Celine.
Within the more recent meaning of the word there is a
definite literature with peculiarities of its own—one of
which could be described as "non-rebellion." Let me
introduce the non-rebel with a description of the Wall
Syndrome and a bit of autobiography.
At the age of about ten I used to stand, shivering, holding a pot of whitewash, whilst my father painted "Start
the Second Front Now" on warehouse walls in the Rother-
hythe section of London. Later, when 1 struck out on my
own, I daubed the simple hammer and sickle device.
Then, in my Welsh Nationalist days, it was "Hands Off
Wales." I kicked the habit finally when, as a member
of the Union of British Anarchists (I quit the party after
Herbert Read accepted a knighthood, an event which was,
to anarchists, what the 1939 Hitler-Stalin pact was to communists), my message was the emotive word, "Freedom."
By 1952 I had smeared my last wall. But old habits
die hard, and the wall syndrome is an inherited characteristic. Even now, whenever I see the sidewalked slogan,
"No Nuclear Arms For Canada," a lump rises in my throat
and my fingers itch for a number 24 brush.
The point is that the wall activity was, for me, a
substitute for political action. In terms of my own comfort, there was absolutely nothing to be gained from a
change in social structure, and this applies, I think, to
most people in the Western world. Nevertheless, our
massive, middle-class proletariate seems to have a nostalgia for political activity which the non-rebellious writer
attempts,  for  his own comfort,  to satisfy.
(See next week   for  another  thrilling  installment)
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Open 11 a.m. to 4 a.m. every day   .
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our town:
a slum
The Pulitzer Prize for last
year was withdrawn from
Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf ? which led me to
think that the prize wasn't
all it's cracked up to be.
The White Rock Players,
for Metro Theatre's second
production, are c u r r e n tly
presenting Thornton Wilder's
Our Town which they proudly proclaim won the Pulitzer
Prize for 1938.
Pulitzer-wise, things have
obviously been out of whack
longer than I'd thought. Our
Town isn't just folksy; it's
It may have gone over big
with middle-aged Broadway
audiences in 1938 but we've
been twice to Peyton Place
since. Not that Our Town
doesn't have its scandal; dear
me, no. The choirmaster gets
a bit, well, tiddly sometimes.
But as good old Doc Gibbs
says, "He's hadalotof
troubles, that man."
The play, if you didn't
know it, is concerned with
the "ordinary people" of a
little New Hampshire town
called Grover's Corner at the
turn of the century; people
of whom the local preacher
says: "not one in a thousand
is inter esting." The play,
unfortunately, is concerned
with the nine hundred and
ninety-nine. Which hardly
makes for gripping drama.
Stylistically, the play is of
historical interest; the bare
stage and absence of props,
orientally i n s p i red, was a
genuine contribu tion by
Wilder to the western stage.
Inordinate use is made of
the narrator in the self-conscious role of "stage manager" and Franklin Johnson
does well in the part, handling it with ease and assurance.
The same cannot be said
of the rest of the cast who
are almost uniformly inept,
particularly the a w k w a rd
adolescents, played by awkward adolescents.
The progr am notes say,
"Be confident of a consistently high standard ... all
shows arranged and presented under the professional supervision of Mr. Sam
Payne." This is Metro's second flop and it seems unfair
to lay the blame at Mr.
Payne's door but he really
should get down to the Kitsilano Theatre before the
whole Metro Theatre venture
My comments refer only to
the first two acts of Our
Town. I escaped during the
second intermission.
ken  hodkinson
budding writers?
New blood is needed for
the Undergraduate Writers'
Workshop, a creative writing
club  at UBC.
Bob Hogg, president of the
group said: "The club is definitely non-formal. No submissions are r e q u i red; no
hierarchy of established critics lay in wait to pray on the
"Old members have passed
away, leaving room for budding or budded writers," he
First meeting is 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 4439
West Fourth. ^y, October  11,  1963
Page 7
the bitter ash:
before the censor
a smash
BITTER ASH which has
been a smashing success at
the auditorium (Wednesday's
performance was ended by
a standing ovation) was created by the UBC Drama Club
under the leadership of Larry
Kent from a story by Kent.
• •    •
It features no story as such,
at least whatever little story
there is isn't worth mentioning, one could rather classify
it as a kaleidoscopic portrayal of a section of life in
our modern society. Though
it has an outward similarity
to La Dolce Vita. THE BITTER ASH shows futility and
forlornness where La Dolce
Vita had nothing but stark
decadence. The young people
portrayed in the film at least
think they have ideals and
they search for them.
Seem ingly fed up with
society, they create their own
society and their own standards where the values and
morals of our society do not
apply anymore only to find
that they are suddenly left
without any framework t o
hang onto and instead of
creating their own world,
they create an empty nothingness.
• •    •
Kent not only takes love
out of sex, he even takes
dirtiness out of the sexual act
shown in the film and thus
leaves them with nothing but
a foul taste in their mouth.
Possibly all those young people who yearn for that other
"beatnik type" life should
see the stark reality first.
In the beginning of the
film, Kent seems to dwell too
long on some scenes just to
establish the milieu and the
kaleidoscopic effect of changing scenes makes the film
appear rather pointless. Also
the quality of the actual
black and white fil;n is not
always fully satisfactory, but
as the show goes on Kent
manages to pull the pieces together and he comes up with
a film that exceeds the professional standards of many
modern films.
• •    •
The acting makes one wonder why Hollywood can't
come up with better actors
than the ones they have
Here a group of supposed
amateurs seems to outclass
most of them. The accompanying music throughout
the film   is  well integrated
with the action. Kent presents the poor beatnik's
counterpart to the arrogant
rich and decadent coquetry
of La Dolce Vita. This film is
thought-provoking enough to
be seen by every student.
mark voelkner
ruddy miracle
In judging Larry Kent's
movie, The Bitter Ash, one
has to overlook the fact that
it was made by an impoverished student and financed
out of weekly pay-checks and
what could be scrounged;
one has to overlook the fact
that it is entirely non-professional and uses largely
UBC student actors, none of
whom had acted for the camera before; one has to overlook the fact that this is virtually Larry Kent's first attempt at movie-making (an
eighty-minute  feature   film!)
In short one has to overlook the fact that a ruddy
miracle took place. And one
has to judge only the finished
product: the movie The Bitter Ash.
•    •    •
First: is it any good? Yes!
It's a credit not only to UBC,
not only to Vancouver, it's
a credit to Canada.
Does it have faults? Yes,
lots. But very few that an-
other couple of thousand
dollars couldn't have taken
care of and none that need
disturb anyone seeing the
Is it sexy? No. Is it raw?
Yes. The sex scene, already
passing into local folk-lore,
got nary a titter from the
audience, so beautifully integrated is it with the rest
of the film.
Hurry and see it. You may
never get another chance
to see it in its unmutilated
ken hodkinson
The "Bitter Ash", produced, written and directed by
Larry Kent is well-named.
It has a bitterness you can
taste and a coarseness you
can feel. Despite poor acting,
poor directing and producing, the grim reality of the
film comes over with strong
Mr. Kent seems to be concerned with the so called
"slobs" of our society. We
see two types of "slobs";
the hopeless idealistic artist,
and the gutty realistic "cog".
PAT WILSON . . . rich bitch Antoinette.
"brought nothing to it".
The frugality of their struggle against hopeless odds to
discover and be themselves
is a reality we feel.
This film is not only a first
in that it is a feature film
produced in Vancouver, but
also because it moves into a
realm of reality that has long
been admired as being
"strictly European"; a brave
• •    •
As the lost play wright,
Phil Brown did quite well.
His "problems appeared as
being real, but his actions
were sometimes stiff and confined.
Alan Scarfe as the "cog",
who didn't want to merge
into the machine of mass-
production was at times very
goqd, but his performance
was inconsistent.
By far the best performance was by Lynn Stewart,
the young mother torn between the impractical world
of idealist and the practical
world of realist. Unlike the
rest of the cast the conviction that she was truly real
was never lost.
Effectiveness of acting was
lost sometimes because of
poor  sound production.
As an older woman on the
make Patty 'Wilson was poorly cast. She appeared too
sexy and good looking to
ever have to buy herself a
Mitzi Hurd, the alcoholic
party girl looked good but
lacked certain sophistication.
In general, actors were not
consistently convincing.
A pleasant break was made
in the drama by a bathroom
scene between two confused
young men. It was well done.
• •    •
The photography was occasionally good. Particularly
when we see the "cog" from
„   the s h o u 1 der  of the
young woman who is putting
the thumb on him, and when
we rise up the dark stairway
into the dreary life of the
young bride.
Mr. Kent has written a
script of great depth. It is
raw reality, and to see this
film is an experience you
won't soon forget. See it before the "boys in blue" arrive
to protect our minds from
such an expanding experience.
doug cousins
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articles, books, songs, poems.
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bossa nova
getz acclaim
Stan Getz's visit to Vancouver served to illustrate
what the phenomenon known
as the "hit" record can do
to a musician's personal and
artistic lite.
Getz has regained popular
and jazz acclaim through the
recent Bossa Nova trend.
This situation has advantages
and certain limitations. Popular acclaim assures Getz of
financial success but imposes
c e r tain limitations on his
repertoire and choice of side-
It must be emphasized,
however, that Stan Getz,
jazzman, has complete artistic control over Stan Getz,
commercial entity. Any difference between the Getz of
today and the Getz of the
1950's is entirely one of emphasis. The Stan Getz of today has added to his repertoire the jazzman's interpretation of Brazilian music,
just as Getz has in the past
given his interpretation of
blues and the popular song.
On Thursday evening the
pace was generally relaxed
but the moods varied. Getz
played Desaiinado of course,
but  he  was  not  content  to
ape his hit recording of it.
And while the emphasis was
on ballads and relaxed Latin
tempos, not infrequently he
would reach Into the fiery
cauldron and swing hard on
something like Woody'n You.
These were three excellent
sets of jazz with no pretensions or hokum. The music
stood by itself, the way jazz
The Thursday aft ernoon
p e r f o rmance at UBC was
s o m e t hing else. Memorial
Gym is no place for a jazz
group let alone one with as
delicate an instrumentation
as Getz's. The sound system
is poor and the acoustics
atrocious; and as usual with
UBC mass audiences, they
were hopelessly unaware.
If Special Events are really
interested in promoting concerts rather than spectacles
might I suggest a couple of
alternatives that would have
made it less trying for those
people who actually wanted
to hear Stan Getz. Either
book groups into the Auditorium and charge more, or
book less expensive groups
into the new Freddy Wood
Theatre. Either way, persons
who are genuinely interested
in jazz will benefit.
angus ricker
•The World's Moat
Honored Director I"-
'Men always need
a   motive   for
even when
they jump
into bed"
—Ingmar Bergman
Oct. 11 to 19
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he'll do everything possible to "see you through".
Friday, October  11,  1V<
Having always had political
aspirations, I occasionally
dream about how I would
handle the problems of high
It so happens I dreamed
last week I was a delegate returning from the NFCUS (or
is it CUS?) congress in Edmonton. I was met by a confused student (probably a
British Empire Loyalist a few
generations removed) who
wanted to know why the decisions with regard to French
Canada were taken.
"How," this student asked
me, "do you justify giving
equality of voting strength to
the French? They constitute
only five of the 39 universities in NFCUS."
"This," I replied, "was in
the nature of a goodwill gesture.
"You see, we wanted to
show the French we were
willing to give them a fair
shake. After all, ever since
confederation, they have had
only the strength equal to
their numbers. This will build
their confidence."
"Uh," he said, "isn't that
giving them more strength
than we have?"
"Well, not exactly," I replied. And I told him how it
is obvious to anyone Canada
is really two nations—French
and English. I explained it is
only fair each one have a
"But," he pressed on persistently, "what about the BNA
Act? It doesn't recognize two
nations. It says we are one."
"But that is one hundred
years old," I pointed out.
"You can't go by that. We
must recognize the French
now. Equality is the thing.
They have been suppressed
too long."
"How?" he asked—and answering his own question,
added: 'iBy having only the
same representation as the
"But, anyway," he continued, "how do you justify
the new structure of NFCUS?"
"It follows quite simply
from what we have been discussing," I told him, "we
didn't want to force the
French into anything they
didn't want to do.
"This allows maximum liberty for each group. Each has
equality with the other as
well as the fraternity of the
"Hmmm," he said as he
walked off, "liberty, equality,
"Yes, this certainly has
helped me to understand the
French position."
Only 50 people
Like, it was peaceful
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Peace is busting out all
But not at UBC.
Dr. Norman Alcock, founder of the Canadian Peace
Research Institute, said
Thursday the peace research
movement is on the move all
over the world.
But he spoke to only 50
students in Buchanan Building.
Last year at a rally here
more than 2,000 students
heard his appeal for a study
of peace.
He recently returned from
attending meetings of social
scientists in five different
"Concrete results are coming out of all of them," he
said, "now it's small, but it
has great growth potential,'
Open house
wants $100
Open house committee wants
musical comedy and is willing
to pay $100 for an original
score and script.
It would be produced March
7 and 8 during Open House,
a trienniel event where the
university opens its doors to
the public.
Entries should be submitted
to co-ordinator of Open House
special, Daryl Dickinson, before Nov.  1.
For further information, contact the Open House office,
room 306 Brock Hall.
. . . small crowd
The Institute has commissioned UBC economics professor Gideon Rosenbluth to
do a study of the economic
consequences of disarmanent
in Canada.
Other activities of the institute included:
• Preparation of a card
file of all publications in
the peace field. It now has
9,000 items and has been
adopted by UNESCO.
• A study of the probems
of United nations peacekeeping forces in the Congo and
Suez. "This should be a manual for peace-keeping forces,
to help them avoid some of
the mistakes made in places
like the Suez," he said.
• Publication of the first
of two volumes of a study
of Canarian attitudes to
He said scientists at the
most recent Pugwash Conference in Yugoslavia decided
further advances towards
peace following the test-ban
treaty are essential.
The conference, which
brings scientists from East
and West together laid much
groundwork for the treaty,
he said.
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Peter Landermann, 22, was
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charged him with the traffic
death of a pedestrian.
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students when the pedestrian
wheeling a motorcycle by the
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Page 9
In staid Chronicle
more controversy
A former Ubyssey feature writer is now editor of the
Alumni Chronicle.
Elizabeth Norcross,  her appointment only recently an-
IBM asks
The new frontier beckons,
tat iack of PhD.'s is hampering
Canada's efforts to reach it.
Dr. John Macdonald told 600
B.C. school trustees at their an-
:..al convention, "We must
iave men trained at the top to
z-cve forward the frontiers of
xj knowledge."
"No training for long months
*? the trade school undergraduate college level can provide top scientists and re-
Last year, he added, B.C.
s'sduated 33 of Canada's 350
7:D.'s. In comparison, 500
Ph.D.'s were awarded in San
Francisco alone.
"Our college population is
spidly increasing, and the
•umber planning to go to col-
*ge is increasing, but there is
eo corresponding growth in
«;r graduate schools," Mac-
jonald said.
The trustees convention is
csasidering the proposed com-
r.anity colleges outlined in the
Macdonald Report on higher
The Report calls for UBC to
;«ome the major B.C. gradate school.
Macdonald said an increased
graduate study centre is nec-
?:ary to promote secondary
"-iustries and to undertake in-
iatrial research.
nounced, is already cheerfully
at work in her Brock Extension
A 105f| grad with majors in
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experienced in hot 1) writing
and organization.
And she envisions a broader
scope for her new plaything.
"Just for the sake of argument," she says, she is planning to introduce a more controversial format.
The Alumni Chronicle has a
circulation of 10,000 copies a
month. It is distributed to ex-
UBC students.
Working as a free-lance writer, she has written articles
appearing in Mlaclean's, and
the Sun and Prov.nce week-end
supplements. She is also a regular contributor to the Family
Herald, a national farm magazine.
She was with The Ubyssey
for four years.
Miss Norcross carrier on a
family tradition: her urcle, J.
Edward Norcross, was i.i past
years editor of the Sun, the
Province, and the now long-extinct local dailies, the World
and the Star.
The latter was at the time
published by General Victor
Odium, who a short time ago
donated his 10,000-volume library to UBC.
UBC Tennis Team will organize October 16 in the Field
house at neon.
Anyone interested in playing
for the varsity team is asked
to attend.
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Application goofs
endanger grants
TORONTO (CUP) — Hundreds of students at McGill
University may lose grants because they made errors in
scholarship applications.
The director of the Student
Aid Service said nearly half of
3,500 applications had to be
returned because of the errors.
Frosh beanie didn't fit
this redshirt candidate
Edwin Seymour may have
had lots of publicity in his bid
for frosh president, but frosh
didn't find his name on the
Seymour is an Engineer.
"Seymour was disqualified on
grounds of mental incompetency, mainly because he is an
engineer," said Mike Coleman,
Msislflnl returning offic-PF:
Coleman said the ruse was
discovered when returning officer Dennis Brown phoned
Seymour's home.
"He is an engineer, isn't he,"
Student cops
Students at the University of
Western Ontario have started
their own police force to curtail rowdiness and drinking at
campus functions.
At its first trial, an off campus "Frosh Hop", a six-man
test force confiscated several
bottles, and were mostly ignored by students.
Brown asked Seymour's mother, who was in on the ruse.
"Why, yes . . . er no," she
And the game was over.
Pharmacy types
plan stimulant
Next week is plwinaey
week at UBC.
The pharmacy undergrads
are attempting to stimulate
student interest in things
Highlight of the week is a
night of wild entertainment
Oct. 18 in the Golden Horseshoe hall at 9:15 p.m.
All pharmacy types and
friends are invited.
Books needed
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Friday, October  11, 1963
Sports Editor
If Edmonton's Golden Bears
can do it—so can we.
They stimulate enough inte-
est to organize a 500 body excursion to UBC for their first
game against our mighty college.
UBC will be its usual unorganized self when the rowdies arrive. Last word was that
UBC couldn't even organize a
meal or parade for them.
But we can organize a cheering section for the Birds which
will drown out the seething
mob from Edmonton. All it
takes is a few people to turn
out for the game a week Saturday who would normally stay
it home and watch TV.
• •    •
Ken    O.    Leitch,"   Malcolm
Scott and few other councillors
have looked into the possibility
of taking a contingent to Edmonton or other Prairie hick-
town for an away-weekend.
The CNR, in their usual fash-
ion quoted the UBC delegation
$37.50 per person for a trip
to Edmonton.
The Edmonton, UBC Weekend Chairman says that his
contingent is getting the excursion fare of $20 per person.
Ridiculous, isn't it?   -
Away weekends are an integral part of university life
in other parts of Canada. Unfortunately they have been
abused and a lot of Eastern
colleges lost the privilege because of the expenses for damage which were incurred dur-
in    "ie trips.
• •    •
Tne PR work of patching up
the university image was not
worth the fun of the responsible students.
But the fad is coming back
on a more organized and better
planned basis. University of
Manitoba now travels to Saskatchewan with 750 students.
Edmonton is coming to UBC.
Calgary and Edmonton fans
travel in reciprocal fashion for
all types of sports to these close
• •    •
UBC could organize an away
weekend. But by past experience the UBC'ers are, generally
speaking, not very responsible.
It would be foolish to even
plan an excursion unless extensive planning was undertaken and necessary precautions taken for the irresponsible.
I would personally like to
take a drunken trip to Edmonton. UBC has one weekend on
which this could become a reality, on November 2 the Birds
travel to Edmonton for their
final game away from home.
A reciprocal gesture could
be made on our part now if
the Booster Club and the AMS
could work out the necessary
• •    *
In the meantime let's get
out and show that "army of
mad, screaming, University of
Alberta students" that their
flashy cubs cannot "claw,
mangle and devour" our
mighty Thunderbirds. That is
Saturday, October 19 at'2 p.m.
UNIQUE SALUTE IS given Peter Hewlett of the UBC Thunderbird Rowing Crew and his bride by members of the team
by crossing their oars. Peter was one of four rowers who left the shell to enter a life of security with wife and home
this summer.
Ex-pro Tansley
battles WCIAU
A bitter controversy is shaping up over whether or not
the UBC Thunderbird hockey team has the right to use an
ex-pro player.
The player in the middle of the squabble between the
Birds and the rest of the WCIAU is Gordon Tansley, who
played for the Seattle Totems and was runner-up for 'rookie
of the year' award two years ago.
Tansley is a second year
Thunderbird Sports Center
manager Malcolm Lee anoun-
ces pay-as-you-play curling all
day Saturdays  and Sundays.
The plan, which goes onto
effect this weekend, calls for
telephone reservations and payment at the door. The Center's
phone number is CA 4-3205.
• •    •
Short meeting for all members and anyone else who is interested in skating today at
noon in Bu. 216.
• •    •
Women bowlers interested
in forming a UBC representative team are asked to attend
a short meeting at noon today
in Bu. 214.
• •    •
Women's Athletic Association are looking for girls to
help with the High School Basketball Tournament.
Applicants are to leave their
name in the WAD Office in
Women's Gym.
education student at UBC and
wants to play for the Birds.
The WCIAU doesn't want him
Last year the Birds accepted
the League's ruling and won
the western title without Tansley. However they lost the national title to McMaster University.
Outstanding player for McMaster was Bill Mahoney who
had previously played for the
Hull-Ottawa Canadians, a pro
farm team of Montreal.
If the Birds are not allowed
to use him in league play they
will definitely use him in playoffs if they make it.
Father Bauer, Olympic coach
states that, "The Birds should
definitely use Tansley in the
National finals and if at all
possible should have him in
the line-up for league games."
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Services at 11 a.m. and
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Choir Rehearsal
Thursdays, 8 p.m.
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f^fiwxff^vi''^''' Friday, October 11, 1963
Page 11
STAR END JIM BOOTH leads Willamette University teammates
against UBC Saturday. Booth, 6-4 and 200 pounds, caught a
touchdown pass in last year's game to help sink the Birds 34-6.
Lock Saturday
grudge match
The UBC Thunderbirds have a score to settle.
They may do it.
Their chance will come when the Willamette University
Bearcats invade UBC Stadium Saturday at 2 p.m.
 —       Last
Records were shot Thursday
noon when the Intramural
swim meet came to a close.
Janie Wheaton for Gamma
Phi swam the 55 yard breast-
stroke with a time of 44.4 seconds to break the previous
record held by Judy Jack of
45.7 seconds.
Elaine August for MacKenzie House beat her own record
breaking 41.5 seconds in backstroke with a 41.1 in the finals.
Previous record was held by
Dot Lindo with 41.8 seconds.
Gamma Phi Beta won the
meet with a 17 point total followed by Physical Education
with 15. MacKenzie House
placed third with 13 points.
Fourth place spot was taken
by Kappa Alpha Theta and Education tied with 11 points.
Jayvees' weekend
The UBC Jayvees will host
the Western Washington State
Jets, the Bellingham school's
junior varsity, Saturday at 1:30
on the UBC campus.
EDITOR: Deal* Stealer
year the Bearcats
caught the T-birds in their
Salem, Oregon, den and
trounced them 34-6. They rolled up five times as much
yardage, and made three first
downs for every one of UBC's.
Last year, too, Willamette
finished in a tie for second
place in the tough Northwest
Conference, and had an overall 6-3-1 record.
But this year it might be a
different story.
UBC coach Frank Gnup
claims, "We could beat these
guys Saturday. They're real
And green they are. Out of
38 squad members, only four
are upperclassmen. Of the rest,
thirteen are Sophomores and
21 are Freshmen. In addition,
last year's starting quarterback Tommy Lee, who had a
brief fling with the Ottawa
Rough Riders, has graduated.
Trying to fill his shoes are
Soph Jim Dombroski and
Freshman Bob Warrington, a
The Bearcats boast a swift
backfield, though, led by halfbacks Walter Maze and Bill
Buss, a 10-second sprinter.
■ Willamette lost its first two
games this year. The Bearcats
dropped their opener to the
University of Nevada by the
score of 41-13, and lost last
week 31-12 to Lewis and Clark.
The Thunderbirds, with several exceptions, are healthy.
Center John Reykdal is still being treated for a cut eyeball,
and punter John McKenzie hasn't come back from his ankle
The Birds are ready. And
revenge would be sweet.
Laithwaite's teams
lack money, coaches
Things are looking bleak for
UBC rugger teams this year.
Lack of support from the
Athletic Office has forced UBC
to trim down to four squads
in league play, Thunderbirds
coach Albert Laithwaite said.
The Athletic Office did not
find any coaches, and has
forced him to go with four
squads—Birds,  Braves, Physi
cal Ed and Frosh. Frosh II and
Tomahawks are dropped, Laithwaite said.
Frosh II will field a team
bdt they will play exhibition
games only because of no
Another blow came to UBC
rugby when the Birds proposed
trip to the United Kingdom
this year was cancelled. The
trip,  scheduled  for  December
60 enthusiasts show
tor Thunderbird hockey
The Thunderbird hockey team is aiming at the national collegiate finals.
Winners of the WCIAU hockey championship, the
team was defeated 3-2 by McMaster in the national finals
in Kingston last year.
At Thursday's opening meeting 60 enthusiastic players turned out for the team. Of these 14 are holdovers
from last year's Birds.
Several key players have been lost to Father Bauer's
Olympic team, such as goalie Ken Broderick, who left a
gaping hole in the T-Bird net.
and January, was cancelled for
the lack of funds.
The Birds open the Miller
Cup series against North Shore
All Blacks, Saturday at Wolfson field at 2:30 p.m.
Already they have an injury
list of Ken Hick, Dave Gayton
and possibly Jack Littlehales.
There are a few bright spots
on the team. Bob May, Dave
Howie and Peter Brown are
looking good to Laithwaite.
Chris Barrett, who has been
absent for two years, is back
adding strength to the team.
In other games this weekend,
the Braves play Ex-Brits, Physical Ed. tackles Washington and
Frosh takes on Burnaby.
TWO TICKETS to Saturday,
October -« performance of
"Nor.ma" at QE- $4.00 seats—
first lome, first served—Publications  Office,  Brock Hall.
But then there are rabble-
rousers and rabble-rousers.
Most of them dress pretty well
. . . the ones who know
about the Bay's second floor
SHOP. Like they'll wear really
sharp sweaters — those Jay
Bertna crew-neck shags of wool
and alpaca at 10.95. Not ME,
boy — not when I'm working.
But check me during off hours
— class and dates (heh heh) —
I've got seven of 'em.
I am a
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Friday, October  11,  1963
7ween classes
Shrum speaks
on SFA's future
Dr. Gordon Shrum will speak on the role of Simon
Fraser Academy in the future of B.C.'s higher education
system. The Chancellor of SFA will be here next Wednesday noon in Chem. 250
There will be a mixer Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Members and guests admitted
First meeting will be held at
8 p.m. next Wednesday at 4439
West Fourth. All undergraduate students interested in
creative writing and criticism
are welcome.
sfi     sfi     sfi
The Debating Union's first
forum debate will be held noon
today in Bu. 217.
Dr. Elliott will give an illustrated talk on "Ophthamology"
in Wes. 100, Wed. noon.
Sfi       Sfi        Sfi
There will be a meeting at
noon today in Bu. 202.
There will be an organization meeting and a short talk
by visiting Japanese AIESEC
executive, today, noon in Bu.
R. P. Finegan will speak on
"The Infertility Effects of Erus-
sic Acid" in Rm. 2321 at noon
Two films: "Les Eloquents"
(extracts from silent films) and
"Girafe a Paris" (in English),
noon today, Bu. 205.
There will be a meeting for
those interested in intramural
Here's new
ice schedule
This public skating schedule
goes into effect at Thunderbird
Arena on October 14:
Tuesday: 12.30-2.30, 4-6, 7.30-
9.30; Wednesday: 7.30-9.30;
Thursday: 12.30-2.30;. Friday:
4.30-6.30, 7.30-9.30; Saturday:
3-5, 7.30-9.30; Sunday: 12.30-
2.30, 7.30-9.30.
There will be no public skating when hockey games are
scheduled Friday and Saturday
Afternoon sessions will cost
students 35 cents and adults 60
cents; evening sessions cost 50
cents for students and 75 cents
for adults.
Six years makes
all the difference
If you started smoking, in
the year 1950 — six years before scientists linked lung
cancer with smoking — you
have a six-year coat of tar on
your lungs.
This coat will thus form a
protective barrier on your
lung tissue and will act as a
preventative against lung
sports at noon today in Bu. 220.
First meeting for Russian
conversation, Tuesday noon in
Bu.   2201.
*r *r *r
First party will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, beginning at
8:30 p.m. Address remains unchanged. See club bulletin
board for further information.
Sfi        Sfi        Sfi
Intervarsity staff member,
Pat Jordan, compares famous
men's philosophies in "A Philosophy for the Student", noon
today, in Bu. 106.
V V *F
Meeting Tues., noon. Note
change to Rm. 861, south wing
of Library.
. . . part of system
Award  deadline
set  for  Oct.   31
Deadline for applications for
Commonwealth Scholarships is
October 31.
Application forms are available in Dean Gage's office and
the registrar's office.
There will be a meeting in
Brock TV lounge, Wednesday,
7:30   p.m.
UBC's old timers
face jam-packed week
— Here's the low-down on
the upcoming Homecoming
week festivities.
• Saturday, Oct. 19: Students
will meet the 15 Homecoming Queen candidates at the
stadium when the football
'Birds take on the Alberta
Golden Bears.
• Monday, 21: Clubs and faculties will present various
insane stunts to promote
their choice for Queen.
• Wednesday, 23: Queen's
fashion show at noon in
Brock. The recipient of the
1963 Great Trekker award
will be announced.
• Thursday: Pep Meet at noon
in memorial gym, featuring
folk-singer Josh White. The
Great Trekker presentation
will be made, and Queen
candidates will be introduced. Voting for the Queen
also held here.
Homec o m i n g   bonspiel
starts Thursday night.
• Friday: The new winter
sports arena will be officially opened at 7:30 p.m.,
featuring a sock hop and
hockey game  between our
Olympic team and the Edmonton Oil Kings.
Saturday, 26: Homecoming
parade starts downtown at
10:30 a.m. Will arrive at
the stadium 1 p.m., prior to
Thunderbird-Husky   game.
The engineers will provide half-time entertainment. Bill Kenney and
Brick Henderson will provide music for the Homecoming dances in the armory and field house.
The U.S. Mercury II
space capsule will be on
display in the armory until
2 p.m.
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