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Vol. No. XLVI, No. 64
48 CA 4-3916
—don hume photo
AMBULANCE DRIVERS, student  haul  stretcher  up   bank to   road.
—don hume photo
WRECKED CAR rests at bottom of ravine, arrow points
to where car started its tumble. Car was totally wrecked.
UBC Birds
out to be
Ubyssey Sports Editor
UBC Thunderbirds go after
the Canadian Intercollegiate
basketball championship today.
Birds take on Sir George
Williams, winner of the Ottawa-
St. Lawrence division in the
first round of the finals at
•The Canadian Intercollegiate
Athletic News Service rates Sir
George Williams tenth in the
nation with a league record of
11 wins and one loss.
In the other first round
draw Acadia, the Maritime
champion, meets host Windsor
Acadia is rated third in Canada behind UBC and ended the
season with a 10 wins, one loss
Top-rated Windsor Lancers
won the Ontario-Quebec Intercollegiate title this year with a
perfect record of 12 wins and
no losses. It was the second
straight league championship
for the Lancers. They have
won 22 consecutive games,
including 10 in a row at the
end of last season.
Last year, the first time the
national championship was
held, UBC was beaten in the
semi-finals by Acadia, then
Windsor dumped Acadia to
take the crown.
Man unhurt
as car dives
into ravine
A   28-year-old   UBC   student  escaped   serious   injury
Thursday after his car threaded through a grove of trees
and plunged 200 feet into a ravine.
Second - year    arts    student
Llewellyn Edwards, of 513
East Twenty-first, is in good
condition in Vancouver General Hospital.
Edwards, from Trinidad, is
here on an immigrant's visa.
Edwards' 1955 green Plymouth smashed through 150
feet of brush, clipped a 90-foot
tree in the ravine and came to
rest more than 300 feet from
the road.
The car is a total wreck.
Police said the car left Southwest Marine Drive in front of
the Fisheries Research Centre
at about 2 p.m.
There were no skid marks on
the corner where the car left
(the road.
Police and volunteer workers took more than half an
hour to winch Edwards up out
of the ravine on a litter. He
was alone in the car.
They said no wrecking equipment was needed to take Edwards from the wreckage.
Fisheries researchers working at the centre heard a loud
crash and ran to investigate.
Several assisted police in getting Edwards from the car and
to the top of the ravine.
Wrecking crews took more
than four hours to haul the car
They needed two trucks.
CUS now
wants govt
loan money
OTTAWA (UNS)—The Canadian Union of Students now
wants the money the Liberal
government is offering students.
But CUS president Dave
Jenkins, in what he described
Thursday as a "clarification of
CUS policy," said each province must be able to accept
the federal money on its own
Jenkins issued the statement
after conferring here with a
number of provincial premiers
and education ministers.
Jenkins said: "Each province
must have the right to decide
how it will accept the federal
money under the suggested interest-free loan and scholarship
"This means that there could
be 10 different ways in which
(Continued   on  Page 3)
Exam timetables
turn for real
Exam timetables are up
again—only this time they're
for real.
The Registrar's office put
the little lists up Thursday
afternoon. And the fact
they're printed by IBM shows
they are real.
Last Thursday the Engineers put up phony, mimeographed timetables which
hoaxed a lot of students.
Exams run from April 14
to May 1.
fee hike
VICTORIA (Staff)—The Victoria College Board of Governors' decision to increase fees
by $50 has been upheld by student president Larry Devlin.
In an interview with The
Ubyssey Thursday Devlin said:
"How can you fight a decision
that has been carefully considered, and taken with the students' interest in mind?"
He said the board had received a student brief calling
for a two-year moratorium on
fees, and establishment of a
system of bursaries and interest-free loans.
"They rejected all we asked
for," said Devlin. "But at least
they considered our recommendations.
"That's a lot more than
UBC's board did.
"We are well satisfied they
have given the matter their full
attention," he said. "They just
had their backs against the wall
and couldn't do anything
He said the $270,000 surplus
the college had last year was
used to finance new residences
and was tied up.
"There will definitely be no
surplus of any kind this year."
He said the increase was necessary if the college was to
increase its academic stature.
But Peter Bower, editor of
the campus newspaper The
Martlet said he thought students would react to the increase with violent demonstrations.
"We're going to fight it all
the way," he trumpeted. Page 2
Friday, March   13,  1964
Job registration
Don't hunt
for jobs in
man's ear
I put myself on the auction
block Thursday and escaped
unscratched and unimpressed.
Along with 650 other students, I went to register for
summer employment at the
I went in expecting a mass
of seething humanity rushing
about madly from line-up to
line-up, desperately scrabbling
for the usual short supply of
• •    •
Instead I was greeted with
a relaxed scene straight out of
Monday morning math class.
A pleasant fellow from the
employment service stood behind the podium resting his jaw
on his palm, whistling absently to himself. He yawned, took
off his overcoat and yawned
Then he dug at his ear" with
a little finger, while the students stared expectantly as if
waiting for the nice man to pull
a job out of his ear.
The man shook himself from
the reverie.   The show was on!
• •    •
He cupped his hands. "Please
move to the front," he said
quietly, and waved to the
people in the back who didn't
hear him.
A few waved back pleasantly.
Eventually we got started
and were given cards on which
we were to write a resume of
our talents. "Green ones for
the ladies, white ones for the
men. Remember, green ones
for the ladies, white ones for
the men."
• *    •
I took a white card, filled
it out and gave it to a white-
haired lady who looked as if
she should have been home baking apple pies instead of herding hulking sciencemen around
with a sharp yellow pencil.
I yawned, and walked out into the sunshine.
Job registration continues today in the auditorium at 12:30
LAW STUDENT Ed Lavalle is
one of seven students presented with honorary activities award by AMS. Other
winners are Gordon Gaibraith, Mike Hunter, Malcolm Scott, Pete Shepard
and  Barry McDell.
Eight AMS
go begging
Eight major campus positions may go unfilled next
year, AMS secretary Marnie
Wright  said Wednesday.
"So far no applications have
been received for chairman of
student court, College Shop
manager, chairman of the Academic Activities committee,
High School conference chairman, CUS committee chairman,
discipline committee chairman,
and Totem editor.
AMS president Malcolm
Scott said the jobs are personally rewarding and not much
Other AMS .executive members are having trouble finding students willing to enter
the bureaucracy.
"I have not received one application for Brock management committee," activities coordinator Graeme Vance said.
"I think it is bloody poor."
Students wishing to apply
for these positions can get information from Miss Wright in
the AMS office. Deadline is
March 16.
USC meal
1st of May to end of August
or mid-September.
Address 2979—29th Ave. W.
Phone RE 8-7530.
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Council scraps
awards banquet
Another AMS function bit the dust this week.
Council has voted to scrap
the Undergraduate Societies
Committee's awards banquet.
Council abolished USC itself
two weeks ago.
Other AMS-sponsored functions discontinued this year are
third slate elections and publications' co-ordinator.
The banquet formerly was
held each year for members of
USC (one from each undergrad
society), and inter-faculty competition awards were presented.
Paul Fraser, law president,
opposed continuing the event.
"I can't see the expense, if
only USC members attend," he
"The awards could be presented at the spring general
Nancy Symes, nursing president and USC member, said
that USC didn't deserve the
banquet because it hasn't done
anything all year.
Teacher shortage
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Page 3
Give us
Women got the vote in
1920. But they haven't got
equality yet.
In an editorial in Tuesday's
Ubyssey, the editor, Mike
Hunter, suggested that women's place is in the home—
"barefoot, pregnant and in
the kitchen if at all possible."
They're not supposed to be
seen or (gasp) heard in places
like a university or the business world.
Women are supposed to be
second-class human beings—
quiet, pretty, humble, and
They are not intended to be
equal, nor even desire such
a status.
Why? It's because men
can't bear the thought of a
woman who can compete with
•    •    •
And most women, in this
man-dominated world, accepted their subservient status,
because they have been so
conditioned since childhood.
This situation only exists
because women are afraid of
losing their appeal to men,
their "femininity," if they do
seek to be a success in things
other than their strictly feminine role.
But women who have the
ability to succeed in fields
which are traditionally the
domain of the male.
Last week, 30 students
were awarded prizes for having the top academic standings in their faculties.
Fifteen went to women, yet
only 30 per cent of the students at UBC are female.
Women are every bit as
successful as men in business,
yet those who succeed are referred to as "hard" and "un-
Women even make good
That's r i g h t—soldiers—
like in the army, like the
last outpost of masculinity.
The Israelis conscript women. Last year a group of female Israeli army officers
touring Canada as fashion
models, out-shot a Canadian
army man's team.
•   •    •
Women can combine a career and marriage—but few
men let them.
They are forced to make a
choice—a choice which need
not be made.
What is more wasteful than
an intelligent woman with her
university degree sitting in
a kitchen all day?
If she is forced to forget
about a career, her home will
seem like a prison and she
will become frustrated because she is wasting her training and her talent.
Women, today, don't have
the equality to fulfill both a
career and  a home  role.
And they don't have it because men are afraid to let
them. Men are "scared of women.
Eh, Mr. Hunter
. . . ired
We fanatics
foul up CUS
Yup! We're extremist al-
Dave Jenkins, national president of the Canadian Union of
Students, last month condemned The Ubyssey for referring
to French Canadian as "frogs"
in an editorial.
Jenkins, speaking in Ottawa
after his tour of Western provinces, said he deplored such
instances of extremism.
He said the extremist outbursts are "very damaging" to
student causes, "especially at
this time when we are calling
for more responsibility."
Jenkins also denounced incidents such as the recent
scuffle at Sir George Williams
university when a Quebec flag
was torn down and trampled
on by angry students.
"How can CUS hope to discuss matters with officials
when students are calling each
other names or muttering
about assassinations."
(Continued from Page 1)
the provinces could take advantage of the federal money."
Provincial officials are here
for a dominion provincial conference at the end of the month.
Jenkins said he hopes the
conference will result in concrete action toward implementing the scheme.
The new CUS policy is similar to that which UBC student
council has been demanding for
the past three weeks.
Banners ripped
Tower man mad
at sign thieves
The man who designed the Tower of Man is angry.
Cadets to march
after promotion
Thirty UBC officer cadets
receive their commissions today.
The cadets will attend a
dress parade in the Armory
at 2:30 p.m., followed by a
route march around campus.
The parade will be inspected by Lieut.-Gov. George
Pearkes, and will be followed
by the annual tri-services'
en House
prize lack
irks clubs
Some of the clubs who put
on displays in the Armory at
Open House are disgruntled
because no prize was given for
the best display.
But none of them has complained officially yet.
'I figured there should be a
prize," said Murray Whetter,
who was in charge of the Varsity Outdoors Club display,
"but I forgot about it."
Whetter said that he is going to complain to the Open
House committee.
"We had a good chance of
getting a prize," another VOC
member said.
VOC was not alone.
"An award was expected,"
said an unidentified spokesman for the   Chinese   Varsity
Ed Lavalle, Open House
chairman, said that he did not
think it was fair to judge the
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Alan Bell, Arts III, who also
acted as chairman of campus
decoration for Open House,
complained Wednesday the
banners above Main Mall were
"They were a permanent
set used for many UBC functions," he said.
"They were taken Sunday or
Monday night."
Bell said by Tuesday morning there were only two left,
and those were ripped in half.
He said the banners were
worth $6 each.
Earlier, Open House chairman Ed Lavalle complained
that several items were stolen
during the weekend.
He said some valuable display parts from a model rocket
were stolen from the engineers, and some clubs displays  were tampered  with.
Road scholar
VICTORIA (UNS) — Highways Minister Gaglardi says
he is considering building another entrance road to UBC.
SUB gets okay
from the Board
The Board of Governors
has given official okay to
the financing of SUB.
They have also approved
plans for the SUB architectural competition.
The news was announced
in a letter from G. O. B.
Davies, board secretary, to
student council.
But he said, despite the
board's unanimous approval
in principle, all further
stages of SUB will need their
AMS President Malcolm
Scott told council the architectural competition will begin at the end of this month,
with final judging in early
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0    0    0 THE UBYSSEY
Published Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays throughout the university
year by the Alma Mater Society, University of B.C. Editorial opinions
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FRIDAY, MARCH   13,   1964
When in Rome...
We shed a tear for the University of Toronto student council, which is presently grovelling about on its
knees in its latest run-in with the university administration.
The Toronto council, probably the most farcical of
any large Canadian university, has for years existed as
little more than a tool of the faculty authorities, because
of a university act which states that the student organization exists solely as a creature of the Board of Governors, and at the pleasure of the Board.
The Board of Governor's latest attempted clamp-
down on what remains of student autonomy has the
council president making a plea for "consideration and
As the situation now stands, the administration has
to approve formally every single expenditure by the
student council—and by thus controlling the students'
purse-strings, the administration effectively controls the
students' activities and programs as well.
To UBC students, who have since' the creation of
the University enjoyed the widest freedom and responsibility, Toronto's situation resembles a bad dream from
the dark ages.
Because of our continual involvement with the very
existence of UBC, particularly with the Great Treks
and the Back Mac campaign, the students here have
come to cherish a tradition of autonomy envied by student organizations all over North America.
It is a tradition that has been jealously guarded, and
proudly upheld, for nearly 50 years now. UBC students
have continually demanded their wide historical freedoms, but they have also continually demonstrated their
ability to responsibly use the freedom they've gained.
More and more in the future, however, students
will be called upon to defend and uphold this tradition.
As UBC grows larger, as its administration becomes
more impersonal and more like that of a giant corporation, there is a new and greater pressure brought to
bear upon the Alma Mater Society. It becomes increasingly more difficult for the student body to remain the
well-knit group it has been in years past. It often takes
incidents of the scope of the huge Back Mac campaign
for its spirit and vitality to display itself.
The new student council, which officially takes
office next week, will have to provide the leadership in
perhaps the most difficult year UBC students have ever
undergone. If they grasp the magnitude of their responsibility early, if they can be made to feel the powerful
tradition of the students who went before them, they will
surely move on to a successful year.
If tlhey become complacent, disinterested, and worst
of all, lazy, then they will fail, and the AMS will falter.
Surely the ignominy of the Toronto council is sufficient to jar any UBC councillor to a consideration of
the problem at hand.
The last word
The Arts Undergraduate Society is to be congratulated for its Last Lecture series, one of the most entertaining and best-attended events of the year.
The series stands out as one of the more worthwhile
contributions to campus life by UBC's 20 undergraduate
We hear a lot about the engineers for their lily-
pond extravaganzas, and the sciencemen for their sundry stunts. Arts can now rest on its laurels, assured
that if it hasn't gained the greatest reputation, it's at
least had the last word.
Mike Hunter
Associate   __
_ Keith Bradbury
_.    Dave Ablett
Managing _
George Railton
City   ._    _
_ Mike Horsey
Photo      _-
Don Hume
Critics -_
_  _      Ron Riter
Denis  Stanley
Asst. City       Richard Simeon
Asst. News _  _ Tim Padmore
Senior Maureen Covell
Senior -       Donna  Morris
Donald, Mike Vaux, Tom Wayman,
Al Birnie, Lorraine Shore, Frank
Lee, John Kelsey, Ann Burge, Carol
Ann Baker, Don Hull, Terry Hil-
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Atch, Neil Stewart, Trina in Spirit.
SPORTS. George Reamsbottom and
—Miller, University of Western Ontario Gazette
It's only  a  short  March  to April
What's the point?
Editor, The Ubyssey:
We noticed in the Tuesday
editorial, that Open House
has made you very proud of
students' spirit on campus. As
students who worked on displays, we enjoyed it very
much; although some people
were somewhat critical of the
circus atmosphere reigning on
campus last weekend.'
After it was all over, we
wondered what the purpose
of Open House is.
Is Open House primarily for
the public? If so, is it supposed to present an accurate
and honest picture of what is
going on at UBC? Or is it
supposed to impress the public by attractive and amusing
displays so they will have a
better opinion of UBC and
be willing to give us more
Or perhaps Open House is
primarily for the students: To
bring about a spirit of cooperation by having them
working together towards a
common, exciting, glamorous
goal? Or maybe is it so that
once the displays are finished,
students can look around and
see what is going on in other
We are willing to accept
both as very worthy occupations, but then is it worth a
week of skipping lectures and
study, six weeks before final
We feel it is up to the students to decide on that. What
are the goals in mind? If we
knew what they were ahead of
time, maybe we could give a
better orientation or presentation to our displays.
Liberal lobby
Editor,  The Ubyssey:
We were shocked and not
a little dismayed by the response of our fellow students
when they were approached
to support the Pilikwe school
The initiators of this project are to be congratulated
for what appeared to be a
well-organized drive for
funds. The majority of students are to be criticized for
ignoring an appeal that could
result in a great deal of pride
for those who have given but
a little cash.
As grad class members, we
support the proposal by Joan
Ripley in Tuesday's Ubyssey
that the grad class meet and
re-direct their funds to Bechuanaland.
Arts. IV
Vulgar approach
Editor, The Ubyssey:
There is an old cliche which
mentions "calling a spade a
Perhaps Jim Ward and company have never heard it.
The publicity for the Pilikwe
schooil   fund   certainly   indicates this.
Admittedly the posters do
mention the construction of
a school in Bechuanaland, but
the most striking feature of
the advertisement is the pitiful photograph of a starving
child begging for food.
Perhaps those responsible
for the posters felt that a
straight-forward appeal would
not get the support that a vulgar, sentimental approach
I think the meager support
given to this worthy project
indicates how worthy they
Science 4.
Columbia AMS useless:
how about UBC version?
Columbia College voted its
student council out of existence two years ago.
"They didn't believe it was
serving a useful purpose," a
university official told me.
And it looks like Columbia
University Student Council
(CUSC) isn't serving much of
a useful purpose either.
Columbia College, the all-
male undergraduate section of
the university, has about
2,500 students. CUSC covers
the entire university of 23,-
•    •    •
A recent Columbia Daily
Spectator carried the headline: "CUSC Plans More Activity During Year; To Study
Dining Halls, Women-in-
Dorms.' '
I was intrigued and walked
over to the student council
office. It was a bare office;
one room with five desks and
a secretary.
I waited until the CUSC
chairman (equivalent of president), Chauncey G. Olinger,
Jr., walked in.
"We meet once a month,"
he explained. "We work in
areas such as food prices,
housing,     academic    honesty
and    psychological    counselling."
But the only powers council has are to recommend and
criticize, said Olinger.
"Student council work
isn't important as far as most
of the students are concerned,' he said .
"There's no real student
CUSC has four executive
members, and representatives
from the various faculties and
sections of the university. It
has a five-page constitution
and 10 pages of bylaws.
CUSC was started in 1947
but never had any real power,
Olinger said. It gets an office
from the university and has a
budget of $4,000. None of the
members receives any pay.
•    •    •
Columbia's clubs and other
organizations run their own
activities and have no contact with council. The university administration signs out
rooms and other university
There is no co-ordination of
events other than through
the administration's booking
"Everything is going all the
time,"  said Olinger.
It seems to go along pretty
well, too. Friday,  March   13r   1964
Page 5
"Wakey, wakey, rise and shine," says Mother Superior (Lilia
Skala) to Homer Sehmitt (Sidney Portier) in Lilies of the Field,
as he awakens wetly.
JjIma. _>/.	
As far as Uncle Oscar goes,
this film naturally hasn't a
chance against Cleopatra, How
the West Was Won and Tom
Jones (which will win). Not because it isn't good, but because
it isn't big; and that's one of
the reasons why the Academy
Award is a bunch of garbage
and the honor negligible —
at least the way they're presently working it.
You see, there's nothing
complicated or awesome in
Lilies of the Field: it's simple
and straightforward, so ordinary,  and yet so delightful.
• •    •
It's all about a nun and her
"sheep" who live in the middle
of nowhere and how she cons
a simple free lance handyman,
Homer Smith (Sidney Poitier)
to first mend the roof and then
build her a church. Obstacles
there are, of course, with
"Schmitt's" reluctance figuring prominently.
However, the miracle occurs,
through her dogmatic persistence with reason and religion,
when the church is finally
built. Mother Maria refuses to
believe that Smith built it
himself, but that it was a work
of God. Poitier, moved to
humblness and humility by his
selfishness, takes another step
forward in learning life's lessons.
Lilies of the Field is well
directed. Its genteel humor and
occasional poignant touches afford much laughter and no
tears, and the music is remarkably in keeping with the action
on the screen.
• •    *
One of the most enjoyable
scenes was when Poitier got
the nuns, with their almost
hypnotic singing, to join him
in a Negro spiritual. The restaurant owner who helped
build the church as insurance
for a good life in heaven and
the somewhat impious church
minister who conducted with
his pulpit at the back of a trailer both -gave healthy supporting
performances, a little stalled
by Lilia Skala as the domineering old Mother Superior. She
won't win the Oscar (Margaret
Rutherford for V.I.P.'s will)
but it was a thoroughly captivating perfomance anyway. It
shows that Ingrid Bergman
ain't the only one who can do
good nuns.
Poitier as the negro
"Sehmitt" was at his best, for
his was a portrayal without
the angry tirade of speeches or
the softspoken quiet sweetness
that people seem to mistake
for ''brilliant" performances.
He was himself — ordinary,
simple and human — and to
portray such a character and
give him life is the sign of the
true artist. Poitier was so
obviously enjoying himself
and revelling in this typical,
pleasantly-sarcastic-Joe type of
character that sincerity appeared at once. No hall of
fame or laurel wreathing —
just a good performance in an
appealing, amusing and B-plus
—david curnick
.. .JthjL @urfd.
Lilies of the Field belongs
to a relatively new and relatively small genre of American
film — that of didactic neo-
realism — although it is nothing like the Italian neo-realist
films. It tells the story of a
wandering negro, Homer
Smith, (Sidney Poitier) who is
manipulated into building a
chapel for Mother Maria (Lilia
Skala) and her brood of penniless nuns.
• •    •
The theme of the film is
"True Christian faith" and is
underlined by the emphasis
on the song "Amen". Although
the film tends to be quite cute
at times it manages to succeed
in the genre. A few scenes are
stagey and just do not "fit".
The best (or worst) example is
the sequence in which Homer
teaches the Baptist spiritual
"Amen" to the riuns.
The film succeeds not because of the all-important direction but rather in spite of it.
In sequences where direction
is most needed Ralph Nelson,
producer-director, proves himself to be greatly lacking in
• •    •
Sidney Poitier proves to be
an adequate pawn; Lilia Skala
grumbles and barks at appropriate moments with equal
skill. But the actor who plays
Father Murphy is terrible. If
his part in the film had been
extended there is a distinct
possibility that he might have
ruined the entire movie. The
natives tend to be a little on
the quaint side and Juan, the
Mexican storekeeper, is excruciatingly charming.
—ethel bloomsbury
Jjjmho not
Limbo reminds me of nothing so much as Mad magazine.
But Limbo's satire is not as
There is not much to be said
for this new littlemag, and
there is a lot against it. Such
as the quality of the writing. I
think the only items I enjoyed
were two of the reviews, Glas-
sco's poem, and Parker's sonnets. The rest would be better
off unknown, since that is
where it all started from and
that is where it is all going.
• •    •
For a start, I could not deduce, even with the help of the
many pages of excuses, what
neo-surrealism is. My own impression of the surrealistic
kick agrees with editor Murray Morton's statement. "Do
not let the references to surrealism loom too large — we
shall be devoting some attention to surrealism, but to some
extent are, perhaps, treating
surrealism surrealist i c a 11 y."
Better for you, Mr. Morton, if
you forgot all about it.
• •    •
Satire is great stuff, if properly handled. Proper handling
requires a great skill, and
nothing can be worse than bad
satire. Limbo abounds with
bad satire, sprinkled lightly
with a few witty sentences.
Certainly, portions are amusing. But none is up to the, great
standard Limbo claims for itself. The best barely comes
within reach of the editor's apparent ideals, while the worst
crawls at the level of Jackie
Gleason's Saturday night T.V.
Limbo is liberally dotted
with little pages of comments,
variously labelled and usually
printed sideways. I suggest
you take one of them seriously; it says, "Beware of this
magazine."        —launcelot  asp
jjumdhjcL out
That old war-horse Charley's
Aunt is currently being trundled onto the stage of the
Playhouse, sawdust running
from every joint. It's seventy-
odd years old and looks it.
What's the secret of its success?
The law of increasing returns, the law that propels the
Beatles into the million dollar
a month class and that keeps
a lousy Agatha Christie thriller running in London for ten
year sustains Charley's Aunt.
Once it has become a legend
there's no stopping it. It will
probably go on for ever.
I've never seen Charley's
Aunt before but I don't think
director   Malcolm    Black    or
designer Michael Johnston do
well by it. The essence of
farce is pace, and pace is what
the play lacks. Johnston's set,
as big as a football field,
doesn't give the actors a
chance. From entrance to stage
centre, where the action is,
takes a good five seconds. I
David Hughes once again
shows his astonishing versatility, playing Lord Fancourt
Babberley and Charley's Aunt
with immense sureness and
flair. Pat Gage, Marlene Dixon
and Donna Peerless looked
pretty and wore beautiful
gowns (John Fenney) and the
rest of the cast give it all they
had, but which wasn't enough
somehow. There's absolutely
no motivation for ninety-nine
percent of what goes on in the
play but the actors have to be
convincing. They weren't.
•    •    •
So ends the current Playhouse season. Next fall, Malcolm Black will be returning
as permanent artistic director.
His productions of The Hostage
and The Caretaker have set a
standard that we hope will be
maintained or improved on
then, but the important thing
is that Vancouver does seem to
be finding its way to a permanent, professional theatre company.
Please support this worthy
cause. I have to confess that
the audience roared at Charley's Aunt. Perhaps you will,
too. —ken hodkinson
with qhandsiuh
Listeners were impressed by
the superb performance of
Henryk Sveryng, guest violinist with the Vancouver Symphony last Sunday afternoon.
His interpretation of Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D
major. Opus 61 was one of
grandeur and intensity. His
trills and runs were admirably
smooth and even. The cadenza
of the Allegro ma non troppo
displayed his skillful finger independence in the double stop
passages. His phrasing was
lilting and graceful in the
Rondo Allegro.
•    •    •
Lyric Suite, by Canadian
composer Robert Turner, is in
the late Romantic-Impressionistic idiom, although it was
written in 1956. The conservative long-lined melodies established the mood of serenity,
while the rhythmic vmilitary-
like middle section creates contrast. The parallel ninth chords
played by the strings, and enriching the texture, is reminiscent of Debussy.
In the same Romantic tradition, the Dvorak Symphony in
D minor was comprised of long
flowing melodies and rich texture of sound. Mr. Hoffman,
the conductor, realized the
moods of both compositions
with sensitivity.
—jean etheridge
Critics' Page Page 6
Friday, March  13,  1964
—don hume photo
FEARLESS FRANK GNUP, bumbershoot in hand, wades
onto field to lay into referee during epic grass hockey
match Thursday between Gnup's football team and Malcolm McGregor's city champions, won 2-0 by Gnup's team.
Way and Lemieux
top athletic grads
Two captains have been nominated as co-holders of the
Bobby Gaul Trophy for the first time since 1949.
The  award,   given  annually
to the outstanding graduating
athlete, was presented Wednesday to Marc Lemieux, 24, captain of the rowing crew, and
Dave Way, 23, captain of the
basketball team.
• • •
Lemieux, graduating in Geological Engineering, was a
member of the UBC eight
which won a silver medal at
1959 Pan American Games, a
member of the 1962 British
Empire Games crew in Perth,
and a member of the Pan
American Games crew which
won a gold medal last year in
He is married and intends to
work for a mining company
in Vancouver when he graduates.
Way is a commerce graduate who enters second year law
next year. He took a year out
in 1963 to represent Canada at
the World Basketball Championships in the Philippines
and at the Pan American
Games. He came from the
Lethbridge Broders to UBC.
• •    •
Way plays with UBC tonight in Windsor, Ontario,
against the Ontario-St. Lawrence Intercollegiate champions, Sir George William,
for the first round of the Canadian Intercollegiate championships.
The Big Block Banquet held
annually awarded 300 students
from 24 campus sports with
pins and blocks.
Special awards went to Ken
Kington, Booster Club President, for the undergraduate
who donated the most to any
sport. Kington was in charge
of publicity for the MAA, as
well as responsible for the
Booster Club activities.
Dean A. W. Mathews was
presented with a silver tray by
AMS president Malcolm Scott
for his outstanding work on the
Men's Athletic Committee for
ten years.
Father David Bauer and his
entire team, including Dr.
Jerry Nestman, Dr. Johnny
Owen and Dr. Bob Hindmarch,
were presented with special
Big Block awards.
Dave Overton, cox of the
1963 Pan-Am eights, also received an award.
•    •    *
Guest speaker at. the banquet, Dr. Gordon Shrum, gave
an. entertaining speech on
"Coaches I have known."
He said that Simon Fraser
Academy will have athletic
scholarships as long as the students have the academic requirements.
"I don't feel that a student
should be refused an athletic
scholarship or bursary if he
needs the money," he said.
Thunderbirds meet Western
Washington in a Pacific Northwest Rugby conference game
this Saturday in Varsity stadium at 2 p.m.
Three Bird regulars are out
with injuries. Tim Cummings
has a broken collar bone, Dave
Howie has an injured shoulder
and Cliff Moore has a bruised
• •    •
At least one lady on each
rink is required in the first
Annual Thunderbird Mixed
Bonspiel held at the Winter
Sports Centre this weekend.
Thirty-two rinks are entered
in the series. They will compete in four events.
Individual trophies and
crests will be given all participants and winners.
• •    •
The Women's Athletic Association is holding a General
Meeting today at noon in Bu.
102 to elect next year's executive.
Vice-president, secretary, and
treasurer will be elected. Diane
Godfrey has already won the
position of president by acclamation.
This is the first year that the
executive has been elected by
the general meeting. In previous years a campus-wide third-
slate election elected WAA officers.
• •    •
Top tennis competitors from
B.C. will compete this weekend in UBC's Field House for
the fourth Annual Indoor Tennis Tournament.
Top entrants in the men's
singles are Bob Moffat, Doyle
Perkins, and Jim Skeeton. Last
year's winner, Tony Bardsley,
is also an entry.
Six women will also be entering individually along with
UBC's women's team. Liz Philpott is ranked first on UBC's
seven-member team.
• •    •
UBC five-pinners bowled
their way to a second championship in two years in Edmonton last week.
The five-man team totalled
13,961 points in 12 games.
University of Alberta (Edmonton) finished second — 61
points behind UBC.
Edmonton's Bob Windsor
walked off with the individual
title managing a 240 average.
UBC's Ray Hughes was second. Other members of the
team were Bill Enefer, Hal
Montgomery, Lyman Warner,
Terry Palm and Cliff Papro-
The Sixth Annual Open
Scratch Bowling Singles Tournament will be held March 21
in UBC lanes.
who   will   be   seeking
Summer Employment
should register now with the
1145  Robson   Street
Student Placement Section
A rock slide on the Vancouver - Squamish highway
Saturday morning forced a
number of Diamond Head skiers to return by boat, and
changed plans for two VOC
A planned attempt to climb
the north gulley of the formidable Squamish Chief had to
be cancelled.
A canoeing trip led by
John Pringle simply localised
its outing. Instead of going
up the Squamish River, the
group paddled out from Horseshoe Bay, climbed Boyer
Island and returned the same
• •    •
Skiers came back by boat,
while work crews were forced to blast the slide from the
Fifteen feet of snow on the
local mountains couldn't hold
two  carloads   of   enthusiasts
back from long ski trips.
One car drove to Schweitzer Basin in Idaho, a matter
of some 650 miles. The other
car went north to Todd Mt.
near Kamloops, an increasingly popular interior resort.
Three feet of snow fell on
Baker -over the weekend and
conditions on the North Shore
mountains indicate a long
season of spring skiing ahead.
Saturday night in the Swedish Park Pavilion VOC is holding its annual reunion banquet
for former and present club
members. The climbing of
Siwash Rock may be a follow-
up on Sunday morning.
• •    •
The club will be having its
first organizational meeting
this Friday for the after-
exams Garibaldi trip.
The trip lasts between two
and three weeks, and generally has 60 to 70 members
Getting off at Garibaldi Sta-
tion on the PGE line, one hikes
in seven or eight hours over
the Barrier to the north-west
end of Upper Garibaldi Lake.
Once  one  is  there,   opportunities for ridding oneself of
exam frustrations  are   omnipresent.   From the north in a
circle   one   can   climb   Black
Tusk, Panorama Ridge, Castle
Towers, Sphinx Glacier, Helm
Glacier,    Mt.    Garibaldi    and
Mt.  Price.
•    •    •
In summer, trails are well-
marked, and in winter and
spring the ski touring is magnificent, allowing one to enjoy one of the largest accessible areas of such natural
beauty near Vancouver.
Persons interested in teaching positions in this School
District for the term commencing September, 1964, are
invited to contact trustees and staff representatives in
Rooms 16 and 17 at the University Personnel and Employment Building, Lower Mall, U.B.C.
Interviews will be held all day on:
Representatives will also be available in the evening
at the Hotel Vancouver, by arrangement (call Mr. P.
There will be vacancies at the secondary and elementary
school levels.
EC 3310 - 3990
EB 3880 - 5440
EA 4355 - 6335
(1) Air fare for yourself and family paid to Kitimat.
(2) Up to $300 assistance in moving married teachers'
furniture to Kitimat.
(3) $100 establishment allowance every year.
(4) $300 for 6 units of Summer School work every
(5) Substantial rental subsidies for married teachers.
Low  cost teacherage  accommodation for single
lady teachers.
If unable to arrange an interview, inquiries may
be directed to Mr. E. R. MacNaughton, Secretary^
Treasurer, School District No. 80 (Kitimat), Box 2341,
Kitimat, B.C. or telephone 993.
Other representatives will be down for the Teachers'
Convention at Easter and interviews will be held all
day on Monday, March 30th to Thursday, April 2nd, at
the Hotel Vancouver.
PC 4785 - 7315
PB 5290 - 8290
PA 5825 - 9075 Friday, March   13,   1964
Page 7
, pregnant editorial
editor hits
low blow'
UBC girls don't want to be
barefoot, pregnant and in the
In an editorial in Tuesday's Ubyssey, editor Mike
Hunter suggested that the disbanding of the Associated
Women Students was the first
sign that women were realizing their place—in the home.
But the coeds disagree.
"Men just have to come up
with it every now and then
to make them feel better," said
one girl.
"It's just sensationalism,"
said another.
"It's a pretty low subject,"
said an irate brunette. "The
editor must have run out of
All the coeds assumed that
the editorial was written by
a man.
Hunter took the brunt of the
"If he's married or has a
girlfriend, I would be shocked.
He doesn't know what he's
talking about," said one female student.
"It must have been written
by a person disappointed in
love," commented another girl.
"That's typical of the editor
of The Ubyssey," said a co-ed.
One sentiment was expressed
by several girls: "Just who
gets us pregnant and in the
With both feet
New WUSC head
jumps into job
The  new chairman  of the  World University  Service
Committee is going to keep things jumping next year.
Andy   Pickard,   Science  IV,
Birds zero in
on soccer crown
Pickard, Science IV,
said WUSC will spend more
money and interest more people
than ever before, and might
even pull off a stunt or two
for publicity.
Pickard was appointed by
student council Monday night.
At the meeting, council also
voted to ask students at the
general meeting to discontinue
the $14,000 non-discretionary
allocation to WUSC.
Pickard agreed with the
"The committee feels it
would be most satisfactory to
submit a yearly program to the
AMS for budgetary approval,
since WUSC does represent the
students," he said.
"However, I think UBC
should give more to the World
University Services' international program. Other universities give up to $1 a head, compared to our 30 cents."
WUSC annually sends students on exchange scholarships
to other universities and countries, as well as sponsoring
seminars and symposiums.
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Thunderbird Soccer team
plays its second last game of
the season this Saturday and
could cinch the championship
with a win.
The B.C. Sugar team is the
Birds' opponent. The game
starts at 2 p.m. at Mclnnes
UBC has 12 wins, three
losses and one tie for 25 points.
Only Mount Pleasant, with 20
points and four games left, has
a chance to catch the Birds.
Hare discusses
wild Labrador
Dr. Kenneth Hare of McGill University will speak at
UBC Friday on "The Un-
folding of the Labrador
Hare is Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science at
McGill and was previously
Head of the Geography Department there.
Hare is visiting UBC in
his capacity as President of
the Canadian Association of
Geographers. He will speak
Friday noon in Forestry and
Geology  100.
12:30 - 1:30 each day
Mon. - Fri.
Mar. 9 - 13
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Mar. 16 - 18
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Pics of the crop
on show Monday
Look sharp shutterbug
The annual Ben Hill-Tout
memorial photographic salon
starts Monday and will continue through March 28 in
the Frederick Lasserre second floor gallery.
The competition has received more then 245 entries
from faculty, staff and students.
Color slide entries will be
shown Monday and Wednesday in La. 102 at 12:30
Psych Club
to stage
UBC Psychology Club will
hold a symposium on Psychotherapy March 20 and 21.
Students may register free
in the lounge of Hut M-3. Professionals and laymen must
pay $2.
Symposium activities will
take place in International
House and Thea Koerner
Leading psychologists will
lecture on psychotherapy and
attempt to relate it to the
rest of modern psychology.
This is the first in a series
of annual conferences in the
social- sciences to be held at
UBC for interested psychology
students and professional
Losses plummet,
so does review
TORONTO (CUP) — Receipts for the All Varsity Review at the University of Toronto have totalled $1,700 more
than last year.
Last year they lost $2,700.
Great Ford
A series of grants to provide
foreign students with special
orientation including intensive
training in English and seminars in American government
has been announced by the
Ford Foundation.
'tween classes
Rowdyism critic
to speak Monday
Rev. D. Emberg, outspoken critic of methods used to
combat juvenile delinquency, speaks Monday noon in Bu.
104 on the "Web of the Sixties."
•   •   •
Michael Robert, National
President of the Young Liberal
Federation of Canada, and
Andre Brussard, National Policy Chairman, noon today in
Mildred Brock.
• •    •
Banquet notice is up in office. All staff members take
• •    *
Shmuel Ben-Dor, assistant
director of the Israeli prime
minister's office speaks on The
Jordan River Crisis noon today
in Brock Lounge.
Israeli night, 8 p.m. in International House. Film, folksinging  and  folkdancing.
• •    •
"Le Peintre et le Poete" and
"Gustave Moreau," both films
in color, noon today, Bu. 205.
• •    •
Friday noon in Mr. T. Bar-
troli on "Andorra: A Tiny
Happy Nation," Bu. 202. The
conversation group meets Monday noon in Bu. 2218.
• •    •
Elections noon today, Bu.
• *    *
Nominations are open for
executive members, news letter editor, Artisan editor,
men's and women's sports
reps, and public relations officer. Bu. 115.
• •    •
Films "Shadow of Hiroshima" and "One World or None"
noon today Bu. 224. Free.
• •    •
Skating party in the Grand-
view Community Centre 6-8
p.m. with a party to follow.
• •    •
General  meeting Monday
6:30 p.m. in  Apparatus  Gym;
election  of  officers  and prac-
j tice.
Available for a number of Second and Third Year Commerce Students in the Marketing Option who are interested in pursuing a career in Pulp and Paper Marketing.
Appointments and application forms obtained through
the Placement Office. Interviews will be conducted on
March  19th and 20th, 1964.
MacMillan Bloedel
and Powell River Limited
Lotta Hasch
(HomeEc. 57) says:
Mrs. M. Rapp from New
York School of Social Work
speaks On marriage counselling, Monday noon in Bu. 202.
• •    •
"Charlie's Aunt," tickets for
every night except Wednesday,
March 18. Matinee performances Saturday 2:30 p.m. and
Sunday, 5 p.m. Tickets available 15 minutes before curtain
• •    •
Phyllis Ross House sponsors
the Superstition Stomp in the
Common Block tonight. Admission, 25 cents.
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