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Ko. 7879621
Vol. 3200
Arms build-up at UBC
Rumours, radar
scare US brass
WASHINGTON  (CPU)—Reliable  sources  close   to   the
State   Department   are   reported   as   becoming   increasingly
alarmed over the recent military build-up on the UBC campus
at Vancouver,  Canada, near  Seattle  (famous  for  its  Space
Needle) * '	
1 "Macdonald thing" threatens the
Rumors of a 300. percent increase in "security forces and
of a top-secret radar warning
system on the approaches to the
campus have alerted the nation's
capital to a new crisis in the
Far North.
THE  DIAMONDS,  featured  entertainment at the Stardust Ball i
The Toronto group will appear during the half-time intermission
Frosh class boasts
girl golf champion
The 1963 Frosh Class has a golf champion.
,  Gayle Hitchens, a first year Arts student, is the Canadian
Ladies' Open Golf Champion.
She's also  the  B.C.  Ladies'  Champion,  the  B.C.   Junior
Champion and the Vancouver City Champion.
This  summer,   Miss  Hitchens
Ball to end
Frosh week
The culmination of this year's
Frosh Week activities will be
the annual Stardust Ball, to ho
held Saturday, March 2, in the
During the intermission, entertainment will be supplied by
a well-known Toronto group,
"The Diamonds," one of the
few Canadian acts to print a million-selling record.
Their "Little Darling," on the
Mercury   label,   has   sold   eight
million  copies  and  their  latest
"record,    "Horizozntal    Lieuten-
, ant." is fast becoming a golden
- hit.
At present, "The Diamonds"
are taking their fast-moving act
on a continent-wide tour which
has; attracted record-breaking
crowds throughout the United
States and Canada.
n the Armory Saturday night,
at the Frosh sponsored dance.
Frosh week
MONDAY—Trike race, finish
in front of Library.
TUESDAY—Hootenanny: folk
songs in Brock Hall at noon.
Pat  Rose
will spend a month touring
Australia, New Zealand and
Tasmania as a member of the
Commonwealth   Golf   Team.
"I'm really looking forward
to that," beamed the 19-yeaivoId
sports  star.
Miss Hitchens will also travel
to Ottawa this summer, and
hopes to visit Great Britain the
next year.
Her golf-pro father introduced her to the game when
she was five.
At the age of 11, she began
entering tournaments.
Now, Miss Hitchens plays
little during the winter but practises every day in the summer.
In addition to her athletic
accomplishments, she obtained
a second class average in Christmas exams.
Future plans include switching into secondary education
and making a career in art.
"I don't plan to continue
playing golf seriously after university,"   she  said.
and Sockhop al noon.
SATURDAY — Stardust Ball
al Armory, 8:30 to 12:30,
regardless    of    information
on the tickets.
Pizza Wednesday
to follow food
The third day of Frosh Week
holds a special treat: a combination pizza fest and sockhop in
Brock Hall.
Prices for the pizza have been
set at 25 cents for one-fourth
of a pie. Admission to the Hop
is free.
Vince Kong will be master of
ceremonies. Records for dancing
are to be supplied through the
courtesy of Radsoc.
Reiterating, that's Wednesday
in Brock Hall from 11:30 to 1:30,
at a quarter for a quarter.
A khaki-uniformed "patrol"
under the command of someone
known to official Washington
circles only as the "Red Knight,"
now openly occupies key points
throughout the campus.
An intricate road-block, oneway system of planned confusion, designed to cow any
vehicular intrusion, is presently
enjoying tremendous success.
Vast lots of land are laid
waste, preventing easy access
anywhere. A mobile radar warning system awaits unidentified
flying objects, aided by swift
A militant, red-swaddled
freikorps, in number five hundred, have steadily eroded democratic processes on campus,.upsetting meetings and pressuring democratic-oriented government.
These actions as well as threat
of a march on the capital of the
province have raised hysterical
comment from others besides
the State Department.
Beth Woof, mayoress of New
Woofminster, thundered, quietly, "Praise the Lord, and pass
the ammunition!" She passed it,
and a vigorous Woof hung pun-
gently over the subject for days,
drawing the attention of many
to the enormity of the situation.
Herds of Doukhobor (RUSSIAN for "show me the way to
go home, Fanny,") choristers
harangued a frenzied mob in
the UBC Armory, and were
saluted with the chant, "HA!
HA! HA! HAI-HA!" (Canadian
for "look, look at t h e funny
people") symbolizing the tense
and touchy mood priming mobs
all over campus.
Then, attacks on God, the
President, and other US citizens
for their huge influence, or lack
of it, on Canadian defense policy
led to a hasty investigation by
the FBI. Disguised as Northwest
Mounties. disguised as students,
they infiltrated campus activities.
Their discoveries in the Mildred Brock room and elsewhere
led to panic here. The US Consul
at UBC has been recalled from
the Socred Club Room for consultation.
Today, the army is said to
have alerted all posts along the
famous "undefended cliche,"
and extra guards have been stationed at k e y strategic points
(the Statue of Liberty, the Space
Needle, Hyannisport) throughout   the  US   as   the   infamous
financial interests of the "Lower
Flatbush Pawn and Stock Brokers Consolidated" who last week
received the campus as security
on a loan, and any action by any-
body, they have pointed o u t,
would be a blow against free
This dilemma facing the Department is expected to be resolved today with the creation
of a "cordon sanitaire" around
just about eveything. Comments
Mayoress Woof — "Just don't
recognize them and they'll go
Windy Frosh
full of ideas
Frosh like to talk!
And talk they do — at the
weekly Frosh discussion group
which evolved out of Frosh Symposium.
The informal group, organized by fourth-year Arts student, Mike Grenby, is an outgrowth of the small discussion
groups at Frosh Symposium last
The bull sessions at the Symposium were so enjoyed that the
participating students banded
together to hash out topics of
interest on their own.
"We chew apart anything and
everything," said Grenby.
Campus life, religion, sex,
politics and current events are
the favorite subjects for the garrulous -students.
Tim Ryan, one of the regular
participants, feels the weekly
discussions stimulate his interest in world affairs and university life.
The meetings are held at 4:30
on Wednesday in Brock Hall.
Frosh to sell
new magazine
Members of the Freshman
class will be selling the NFCUS
magazine, Campus Canada during the week of February 25 to
March 2.
The bilingual publication, the
work of university students
across the country, features articles on many controversial and
currently vital topics, such as
"Cuba, from Chaos to Khrushchev," "Canada's Cultural Identity," and "Student Council A
Dead Duck?"
In addition, Campus Canada
offers pictorial tours of two universities, a view of informality
in education, and a trio of short
stories by aspiring young authors.
Booths manned by Frosh will
be located at key points on campus. Stop by one and pick up
your copy of Campus Canada Page 2
Monday, February 25,  1963
Published periodically by the Frosh Undergraduate
Society. Opinions expressed editorially are those of the
editor and are not necessarily those of the Frosh U.S., The
Ubyssey, or anyone else..
Editor-in-chief: Dan Mullen
Associate Editor:  Jim  Scott
REPORTERS: Lorraine Shore, Greydon Moore,' George
•   Bafzar, Pete Spellisey, Con Buckely, Bernard Aherne.
FEATURES: Craig Davidson.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Algis Baronas.
TYPISTS: Penny Meadow, April Chowne, April Winiski,
April Inparis.
ART: Bill Webster.
Special thanks to Bill Cunningham and Chris Wing
ham and good old Lorraine without whom there could have
been no Ddyssey.
Thanks to Denis "Burpy" Stanley.
Rivalry between Frosh and Engineers
must take more gentlemanly nature
^■h.*  -       tii •*
Why lose our say?
There has been some talk of presenting at next month's
AMS General Meeting a motion disbanding Frosh Council.
If passed it would completely dissolve the Frosh class of
the next and succeeding years.
Future Frosh will have no representation on Student's
Also, as most faculties do not recognize their first year students, several thousand possible campus leaders will be completely ignored and left out of all student activities.
It is in their first year that students are most impressionable. -
Are Frosh to be made to feel unimportant in their embryo
state, thereby losing interest in all present and future campus
affairs? It seems so.
Tihe consequences of this setback, particularly to student
politics, are inconceivable. Why have so many important people
deemed it necessary1 to take such action?
The all-mighty, all-accusing finger points immediately at
this year's Frosh Council.  .
This year's Frosh Council has been ineffective, even in
comparison with those of previous years.
1 All tihe weight, however, is not on their shoulders. Granted
©n* or two of their members have done next to nothing all
7    year but, where possible, the slack has been taken up by other
'    more sincere, more hard working members. Where does the
blalhe lie? .
This year, up to the present, has been a shambles. Various
plans have been drawn up to provide Frosh with a successful
year. In the first term activities were begun.
Intramural sports were promoted. Participation and attendance were dismal and have remained so. Frosh Council
formed a stunt committee. These Frosh men at first agreed to
help promote Frosh spirit and gain recognition for the Frosh
body, the original aims as formulated by the Council.
The vast majority of this committee later proved to be
brash idiots, failing in their original goals, and compensating
by harassing Council and abusing the privileges awarded them.
Frosh Council campaigned for support, but what did they
get? A newspaper attacking them, claiming council members
were "do-nothings" and did not represent the majority of the
Frosh class.
Further, these people remained hidden behind their craven
cloak of anonymity and would not come forth to offer constructive criticism. Undaunted, Council began laying plans for
Frosh Week. In this second term, things have been no better.
The Royal Towers waited until the last week of January before reneging on the Frosh dance booking made in November,
,     thus forcing the "Stardust Ball" to be in the Armory.
A pizza fest and sock hop to be held in Brock this Thursday had to be dhanged because of a "name" singer appearing
on campus the same day.
The conclusion to be drawn from the above then, is this:
two things, bad luck and poor Frosh participation and co-operation have been the main cause of this year's failing.
Nothing can be done about bad luck, but something can
and must be done about poor participation and co-operation.
This week, Frosh Week, is vitally important. Frosh Council
has planned the events but the onus rests on you, as an individual Frosh, to make it succeed through your support. If it
fails, it is tihe end of a Frosh class as such —Jim Scott.
Paths are clogged
We haven't been here very long. We have, however, a
pretty fair idea of the nature of UBC.
The University has its share of faults, and then some.
Students here are offered routes to success and self-respect, to happiness and personal growth. Regrettably, these
paths to the future are clogged wih the waste of cynicism and
moral decay.
We wish UBC could be changed, but it doesn't seem possible. It's a lost cause, and we give up.
The only things we can do are try to avoid the mire of
perverted ideals which threatens to pollute our lives, and hope
that the situation gets no worse.
The fulfillment of our plans for the future requires a university education. We need UBC.
And in spite of immorality's quicksand, we like being here.
Frosh president Paul Danyliu wants a more gentlemanly
rivalry between Freshman and
"We can't play their game,"
he declared in the comfort of
his office in the Brock Extension. "We are not rabble-rousers."
Danyliu stated that Frosh
are compelled to contend with
the Engineers on the latters'
terms. He claimed that Frosh
should be allowed to assert
their presence in their own
•    *    •
Questioned as to what extent
he thought Frosh should he
disturbed by groups like the
Redjackets, Danyliu said he
was in favor of an organized
system of hazing.
He suggested that pranks
played on new students should
be the work of a large segment
of the upperclassmen.
At the same time, he advised
against spur-of-the-m o m e n t
"People get carried away
when a stunt isn't organized,"
said Danyliu.
"Hazing of Frosh could be
co-ordinated with Frosh orientation," he went on.
When asked what he thought
caused Engineers to be the way
they are, Danyliu said he felt
they are merely adhering to
the traditional image of the
red mob: hard-drinking, hell-
raising tormentors of all other
He called attention to the
possibility   that   only  the  En-
.   .  .  more  gentlemanly
gineers have enough spirit to
participate in the minor riots
for which they are famous.
HO also 'mentioned that the
various Engineering curricula
are demanding ones, and that
a release frOrh the pressure Of
study can be expected to bring
explosive results.
•    *    *
Battyiiu voiced his opinion
that the Engineers overdo their
"Pranks," he stated, "are
only a minor facet of a university education."
He believes Engineers place
too much emphasis on organizing stunts, and that by doing
so detract from UBC's reputation.
"Who," he asked, "ever hears
of the worthwhile events, like
the Blood Drive, sponsored by
the EUS?"
According to the Frosh leader, only the wild side of the
Engineers is known to the
general public.
Summing up his views, Danyliu said thoughtfully, "The
purpose of an undergraduate
society is to work with the
AMS for the benefit of its own
While the EUS does this to
an extent, Engineers have become sidetracked to gaining
enjoyment at the expense of
*    *    *
Danyliu suggested that an
improvement in the existing
situation could be fostered by
the Frosh Orientation Committee. He felt that less anti-Engineer and more pro-Frosh
propaganda should be presented to first-year students early
in the academic year.
"Then," he said ruefully,
"Freshmen would spend less
time knocking the Engineers
and more time working for
Danyliu saw as the greatest
evil the apparent forgetfulness
on the part of the red horde
that university students are
treated as adults and are expected  to  act  accordingly.
He admitted, however, that
life on campus would be dull
without the Engineers.
"Somebody," grinned Danyliu in conclusion, "has to play
the fool."
8/#t// ofAW' Bftt'&rfi?£-&fi\; Monday, February 25, 1963
Frosh treated too kindly,
claims Engineering President
Page 3
Frosh are treated with too
much reverence at UBC, the
engineering chaief claimed.
They are welcomed with
open arms and treated like
lords, engineering undergraduate society president John
Montgomery said in an exclusive interview in , the engineer's common room.
"I think Frosh should have
the least privilges on campus,
he treated accordingly, and
they should speak only when
spoken to," he replied to the
question: "How do you think
Frosh should be accepted?"
"Now it's like child psychology; give Frosh a free hand—
do not say no to them,' 'he said.
Montgomery was asked
what attitude towards Frosh
he faced during his first year
at UBC.
"There was some hazing
then,' 'he answered. "But I
took no part in it."
He is a fourth year engineering student.
He said he could not remember exactly when the practice
)f hazing was discontinued,
jut he thought it was around
1958 or 1959.
•    •    •
"Back in the days of hazing,
he Engineers, Aggies and up-
>er classmen put Frosh
hrough tortures as sort of an
nitiation program,"  he said.
"For one thing, the Frosh
vere urged to dress in embar-
•asing outfits such as women's
>louses outfitted with an or-
sige and grapefruit."
iterary bent
inda warped
fhe latest effort of Daniells
iRoy to  get his  poetry  pub-
(fed ended in a fulgid nullity,
As long as that guy forces his
al feelings out of his writings,
lat else?
I mean — sonnets!
Ybu   don't   use   rhyme   (hey
Idle diddle the cat and the
idle, like) if you want to get
ur: soul across— how can it
>,ri?   across,   clothed   in   wet
nite? mystic? wonderful?
Not bloody likely.
•   •.   *
Siuffed in a furled girdle oa
vjer beach? No, it's got to gq
tltewhere — not where the sea;;
pink and the sky is blue and
; mountains are purple and
; whole scene clashes, but;
wn, down where brown
irms go, to the real breathing..
res of life—down to a whole
Le full of the holy truth of
tiling — or it's got to go off
b itself — dogpaddle it up
own I go ego, dropping di-
le pronouncements in idish,
> chosen tongue, shooting out
e a phoenix waiting for the
; rise in a gas-jet, everyman
. "own cassandra . . ,
• • •
JTiere, maybe only so your
il comes out, passe-thing all
derstanding, like found only
ron't quote the master in such
ttpany, children. Give up
lnets, fellow! Live in the in-
ior on Coco-Cola keys, and
th comes dropping slow, like
T. and T., Daniells.
"And the Engineers always
had a tank ready to dump guys
"Yes," he said. "Hazing was
good. I would like to see it
back. ..
"It seems to me that any
University with tradition or
spirit puts their new guys
through some form of initiation," Montgomery said to emphasize his argument.
"But here at UBC Frosh are
being treated with a little too
much reverence. Everyone,
especially Frosh, are taking
things too seriously," he observed.
"And I think it would be
better for the spirit of Frosh
and the general campus to
have Frosh as the low rung on
the status ladder."
•   •   •
Montgomery said he was not
aware of any plans which the
Engineers might be scheming
for Frosh Week, although he
mentioned he had heard about
a Frosh challenge.
"Rowing across Burrard Inlet I think," he commented.
He was asked if he expected   any   spontaneous    clashes '
through differences of opinion ,
between Frosh and the Engineers during Frosh Week. I
"I hope not," he said. "These
are the kind of native uprisings that  do  the  damage.
"There hasn't been very
much trouble with Frosh so
far this year, at least not
through spontaneous outbreaks," he added.
•   •   •
"But by the time both Frosh
and Engineering weeks are
over," he hinted, "There will
have  been  some  action."
During the interview Montgomery was pressed for comment on the Engineers' altitude towards accepting Frosh
who go into engineering in
their second year.
"Normally Frosh are accepted right into the Engineering
fold, although occasionally
there is some form of initiation
program to encourage guys to
get their sweaters and jackets," said the president of the
"Red Hairy Mass."
English 100 course runs
public opinion gauntlet
First year students look upon the material in tihe English
100 courses with varying degrees of enthusiasm.
Some   are   overjoyed   by   it,^
while others are left cold. Many
suggested ways in which they
felt the course could be improved.
Here is a sampling of Frosh
Good, but you must find symbols in every line. Also, there
is no Canadian literature.
It's all right but there is some
poor English teachers, (sic)
I like having modern literature.
There are some good poems
and stories covered but not quite
enough of the Canadian poets
and authors.
It's good compared to high
Great! Interesting chance to
explore the boundaries of your
own mind.
What good will it do? They
expect too much.
.Why does it have to be modern literature?
I don't mind the course except
I don't like the professor.
The course's fine the way it
Stands but this use of symbols
makes the work more laborious
than need be. Besides, I wonder
who thinks up these symbols.
It's quite a change. We are
not prepared for it.
I like it. There is lots of
poetry and every type of Eng^
I haven't enjoyed it as much
as other English courses.
There is too much repetition.
Not too hostile to it.
I hate English.
Really, it's good.
It's rather lacking. There
isn't enough of it.
I liked the short stories best.
I like it except the rotten
It's a well-rounded course.
It's   better   than  English   40,
out it's still not good enough.
It's kind of dry.
There's not enough to the
course, should increase the
amount to learn, make the program more detailed.
It appears to be an improvement over last year's English
100 course.
It's useful because it's more
liberal than high school English.
The course is well organized.
It doesn't require much work
to. get good marks.
There should be a better way
to equalize the marking.
I like it except for the essays.
I don't like the material at
I'd rather study an older literature, like a Shakespeare
I didn't get too much out of
the short stories.
I've, got more benefit put of
English 100 than out of all
school English courses. It has
good literature instead of trash
as in school.
Frosh feelings —
in poetry, even
Freshmen frown
On boys in red,
And babes in blue,
And commerce too.
They  shun the  green,
The in-between,
The fratty lads,
And hippy pads,
The council clans,
And  faculty  plans.
AH these and more
Provoke the bore
That Frosh will see
Soon come to be
Themselves at UBC.
BIG PANNY. The scarf had to be removed after more than
one hundred Engineers clustered around the statue, pleading
for dates.
Parking lots top gripe
in student opinion poll
Some people love UBC.
Some people hate UBC.
Most people land somewhere
in the middle.
But lots of people have a particular dislike about UBC.
We asked a number of Frosh
what their chief gripe about
UBC was. Here are .their answers:
The parking lots.
C lot.
A lot and C lot.
The hike in from C lot.
Mud and the poor parking
There is nowhere that is comfortable to study.
Idiots that make a hell of a
lot of noise in the library.
Walking in the rain.
The existence of cliques.
It's too impersonal.
The social discrimination.
The classes are too big.
The huts—they're an eyesore
and should be torn down.
The lack of a mid-term break.
The distance from lecture to
The engineers (this boy had
been thrown in the pool).
The lousy bus service in the
j morning.
The way people look down on
There's not enough contact
between upper class and freshmen.
The atmosphere isn't conducive to creative thought.
The emphasis on the "pseudo-
hippy" image.
The engineers are puerile.
The lack of college spirit
among students.
You have to work too hard.
It's too big and impersonal.
There's too much temptation
for slacking.
Classes interfere with free
Brock coffee
If you have no money, you're
no one.
Lack of communication among
the student body in general.
The idea of the library as a
place to study is a farce. How
can anyone study with people
always walking by?
Early classes.
Too many breaks.
The marking.
Chem labs.
Zoo labs. .>a0B'.4:.
7*6 D
Monday, February 25, 1963
—Photo by Algls Baronas
THE ARMORY, site of this year's Stardust ball, early Saturday afternoon.
Slacks ail
but keep
BOYS—What   do   you   think
of  girls  wearing  slacks?
GIRLS—Should    girls    wear
GIRL—all right on Saturday or
in bad weather.
GIRL—girls should wear what
suits them.
BOY—depends on how tight
they are — likes the slacks
tight, the girls loose,
(wanted phone number and
address of girl I just interviewed)
GIRL—don't go for slacks, but
they do come in handy sometimes.
GIRLr—would  wear  them  only
on   Saturday   or   when   cold,
not otherwise.
GIRL—don't think girls should
wear them. ■'-    ■*      >
BOY—don't see why not.
GIRL—fine if it is  cold,  or  if
she can't be.bothered to iron
a skirt.
BOY—I     don't    see    anything
wrong with it.
BOY—no, not at all.
GIRL—don't   like  them  except
on Saturdays.    ,
BOY—don't like them.
GIRL—depends on weather.
Hypocrisy  of  readings
We — in conformity of fitting gazes
blink in harmony, with his phrases . . .
absorbing his poet's Wisdom
with loyal ease.
Poet — a monotone of modulated rhythm,
wafts his obscure intellect
across this echoing chamber:
And nods of aptness greet his seeking eyes
to feed his failing ego
for another hour ... or so
Greydon Moore, Arts I
February,  1963
BOY—not all the time, okay on
Saturday and in bad weather.
BOY—okay on Saturday.
BOY—it depends whether the
slacks are slack or not.
GIRL—not during the week.
BOY—like them fine.
BOY—don't make any difference either way.
BOY—it depends on the girls.
BOY—clothes are clothes.
BOY—don't look too good.
GIRL—no, don't think they
GIRL—no, they are worn too
tight, look ugly.
BOY—don't like girls in them.
GIRL—in favor of slacks.
BOY—definitely not.
GIRL—no, definitely not.
BOY—I   do»'t_ care   what they"
wear as long as it is sexy.   .
BOY—not regarded as good
taste except in bad weather.
BOY—what's the matter with
them? It's a form of dress.
BOY—too informal, better for
girls to wear skirts, etc.
BOY—it is up to the girl.
BOY—let them wear anything
they want.
GIRL—it's entirely up to them;
girls don't look especially
good in slacks but they are
BOY—the tighter the better.
GIRL—if it is really cold.
GIRL—it is fine.
BOY—on Saturday it doesn't
really matter.
BOY—it should be stopped immediately.
GIRL—I don't think they should
wear slacks.
BOY—when it's .cold let them
wear slacks—they are kind of
nice—but when it gets warmer they should wear skirts
like all professional women.
GIRL—they are okay.
—Photo by Algis Baronas
THEY WILL all  rock at the Sockhop Wednesday.
MONDAY      -Tricycle Race
Kong's Korps
TUESDAY      -Hootenany.
M.C. Pat Rose star
of "Bye-Bye Birdie
WEDNESDAY-Pizza Fest and Sock
Hop in Brock Hall.
-Go see Odetta
—Go to classes.
SATURDAY   -Stardust Ball in
Armory 8:30 to 12:30
__ y Bill  Cunningham
ARTIST'S CONCEPTION of Armory at approximately  12:45  Sunday.


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