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Vol. XLVI, No. 40
CA 4-3916
AMS head calls
for explanation
—don hume photo
STUDENT PRESIDENT Malcolm Scott delivers 11-page press release to reporters assembled
in student council chamber Wednesday. Scott charged at press conference that UBC was
in danger of becoming private preserve for rich students. Shown in picture are Brian
O'Brien, of CBC (foreground), J. Lionel Arnett, The Sun, (left) Scott, AMS PRO Byron
Hender, and Richard Simeon, The Ubyssey. ^^_^^^_^^^^^^—^^_^—
AMS  president  Malcolm  Scott has charged that the
Board of Governors and the  provincial government have
made a sweetheart deal on UBC finances.
"The Board's statement is a
piece of press agentry," he
said at a press conference
Wednesday, "The Board should
have consulted with students
and other groups on campus
before releasing it."
He said the statement appears to be issued for juvenile
consumption, and is an improper vehicle for suggesting
a fee increase.
"I suspect a sweetheart arrangement between the Board
and the provincial government
on this."
He said the provincial government will probably increase
the   operating   grant   to   UBC
this year enough to necessitate a fee increase of only $50
instead of $100.
"After that the government's grant would go back to
the present 36 per cent of the
operating grant and fees would
continue to go up."
"If this is the case, we would
deplore it."
He predicted student fees
will go up by $50 for each of
the next three years.
If bursaries and loan funds
don't increase, UBC is in
danger of becoming a "private
preserve of those who can afford it," he said.
Education minister says
Tees discussed
in board talks'
VICTORIA—The provincial government has not been
notified that the Board of Governors intends to raise student
fees, education minister Les Peterson said Wednesday.
But he said that a fee hike
had been discussed with him.
"I haven't had any formal or
official statement from the
Board," Peterson said.
"I've had many discussions
and I don't propose to repeat
all the things that individual
members of the Board have
told me.
"There have been discussions
of the various avenues for further funds to the university,
and of course fees are one of
those avenues—but that's all."
(Student president Malcolm
Scott has accused the Board
and the provincial government
of a "sweetheart deal" on
UBC finances.)
"It is entirely a matter for
the Board to determine and
announce what fees shall be
payable," Peterson said. "It is
a matter not to be adjudicated
on by  the  government."
"But we will be meeting
with the president (UBC president John Macdonald) soon."
Peterson said the government had no hand in drawing
up the document, but that he
had received a copy before it
was released Tuesday morning.
Peterson said he had no com
ment to make on the amount
or nature of the government's
(Continued on page 3 )
Olympics bombed
8-7 by Russians
Bauer's Babes, Canada's
Olympic hockey team, were
bounced 8-1 Wednesday in
the Soviet Union before
15,000 fans in Moscow's
Sports  Palace.
The Russians outshot and
outscored the Canadian
team 3-0 in the first period,
2-1 in the second and then
scored three more in the
final as they swept to
Plans to fight boost
And he outlined AMS plans
to fight an increase.
"We don't believe a call for
mass student action is necessary," he said, "The argument
can be carried out directly
with the board."
The plans include:
• UBC president Macdonald
will be asked to explain the
statement to a general AMS
meeting this month.
• A brief will be sent to the
Board of Governors protesting
any fee increase without adequate provision for students
who cannot afford to pay.
• Another  brief will go to
the provincial government de-
fflanding an explanation of
government policies towards
the university. It will point out
that the government grant as
a per cent of the total operating grant has declined recently.
• Education minister Les
Peterson 'will be invited to
speak to UBC students.
• A student committee will
be set up to fight the fee increase.
• All federal cabinet ministers from the Vancouver area
will  be  asked  to explain the
(Continued on page 3)
Flag forgot its etiquette
Ensign saved from UBC's night life
In case the administration
is wondering where the flag
from the main flagstaff has
gone — The Ubyssey has it.
The monstrous nylon Red
Ensign — it's 12 feet long
and six feet wide — was
mailed to The Ubyssey in a
letter to the editor.
The letter read:
"The enclosed flag was
taken down from the main
university flagpole at the
end. of the Main Mall.
"There is a good deal of
controversy at the present
time over the design of a
distinctive flag for Canada.
It is indeed a disgrace that
the largest university in Canada cannot make provision to
accord respect to the flag we
have now.
"Flag etiquette calls for the
lowering of the flag at sunset. This flag was still flying
at 7:30 p.m., and in pitch
darkness. This is a policy that
seems to prevail over the
whole campus, and one that
has been common practice
for some time now.
"Perhaps the governors carf
apportion a certain part of
the proposed fee increase to
hiring a flag lowerer."
The letter was signed "Four
Ubyssey Editor - in - Chief
Mike Hunter said the flag
would be returned to the
administration if they indicated they wished it returned. Page  2
Thursday,  January  16,   1964
ELEMENTARY EDUCATION: Loungers  in new   ed   building   look   at   patterns,   intimately.
■  .   '■   ■$&£*$•*
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FINDING THE SNOWFLAKES boring,  they turn to a more entertaining form of education,
passionately.    Did they learn anything?    Photo sequence covered about two minutes.
In UBC lecture
Dief s oratory
flares fitfully
The fiery political oratory of John Diefenbaker flared
only fitfully Tuesday in the academic gloom of the New
Freddy Wood Theatre.
Addressing a Political
Science 200 lecture, the opposition leader showed little of
the fervor he used on the hustings to twice become Prime
Minister of Canada.
Regular political science lecturer Dr. Alan Cairns warned
the class before Diefenbaker
spoke that an academic lecture
is copyrighted and could not
be reported by the press or
other media.
When Diefenbaker spoke the
smile, and the confidential
hushed sincerity were there.
But so was the noticeable
nervous twitching of the hands
and the hearing aid behind the
The soft electric lighting
inside the theatre was kinder
to the 69-year-old Diefenbaker
than was the daylight outside.
Most students who passed
him while on their way to the
class apparently didn't notice
who was sitting in the back
seat of the black Buick.
One student noticed the car
parked   where   usually   there
are none and exclaimed, "Hey!
That guy looks like Diefenbaker."
I asked one of his aides if
the student press could speak
to Diefenbaker before he addressed the lecture.
Before he was hustled into
the theatre, I had had time to
find out:
The fishing was great. "The
best fishing trip I've ever had."
The Liberal administration's
as yet undelivered campaign
promise of 10,000 scholarships
for university students "is as
evanescent as several other of
their promises."
The Tories would have won
the last federal election with a
little more work.
And, regarding the Conservatives' seatless status in the
provincial legislature: "I don't
enter into provincial politics."
Then he left the car for the
theatre, parrying a barrage of
questions from downtown
newsmen about the Columbia
Friday deadline
for bursaries
If you need money and
UBC has promised you some,
you'd better hurry and pick
it up.
Registrar's office reports
that bursaries and scholarships are only payable until
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For  the  prophecy  given  of
And them not understood
Have come to pass as
—E. A. Tennyson
This weekend:
Macdonald says
Science schools
UBCs preserve
Professional schools such as forestry, agriculture,  and
engineering will not be built at any other B.C. universities,
UBC president Dr. John Macdonald said Tuesday.
Macdonald told a press con
ference that these specialist
schools "will be built at UBC,
and they're not going to be
elsewhere in this province."
He said these schools included the faculties of social
work, engineering, metallurgy,
biological schemes and oceanography, music, agriculture,
forestry, dentistry and medicine.
"These facilities will not be
duplicated elsewhere," he said.
(There has been speculation
that Simon Fraser and Victoria
will want to have specialist
schools of their own).
Macdonald would not answer specific questions about
a fee raise, but said:
"Our fees are substantially
below the Canadian average—
in arts and science by $75. It
will be necessary to derive additional funds from this source
in the next three years."
Macdonald said the university's concern was with the to
tal goal of reaching the Canadian average revenue per student by 1966.
"That means there will not
necessarily be an even, graduated approach to this average."
Macdonald said the federal
government had been asked by
the Canadian Universities
Foundation to increase its per
■capita grant by 60 cents to
$2.60, and to provide Canadian
colleges with $300 million in
capital  grants  immediately.
"I personally feel the federal
government should assume all
costs for graduate, medical,
and dental training," he said,
"These are strictly federal responsibilities."
Asked what assurances the
board has that it can get the
greatly increased revenues requested, he said:
"The assurances are that we
feel these goals are necessary.
It is the duty of the board to
find the funds to reach these
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(Continued from page 1)
government's  delay   in   imple-
scholarship    plar:
promised  in  the election  campaign.
• Students will call for ar-
increase in the federal govern
ment $2 per capita grant to the
• An open appeal to private
citizens and corporations to-
more gifts and bursaries for
• The Board will be called
on to conduct a comprehensive
study of students' ability to
pay before imposing any fee
• All interested groups in
the province, includng the B.C.
Teachers Federation, and the
Parent Teachers Federation,
will be called on for support.
• UBC will co-operate with
Victoria College students in
fighting   an   increase.
• *    •
"The fee increase is a complete reversal of policy within
a few months," Scott said,
"We recall Dr. Macdonald's oft-
repeated desire to keep student fees down so that all who
could benefit from an educa:
tion would have the opportunity to acquire one.
"Thus we find it inconceivable that the president and the
Board of Governors have allowed the implication that fees
will rise to be present in their
plan to meet the challenge ot
growth," he said.
Scott said hundreds of students will be unable to enter
university if the fees go up.
He charged that the increased undergraduate fees will be
used to subsidize an enlarged
graduate school. "This does not
seem equitable."
• •    •
He said student fees are the
only source of funds which the
university can control at will.
"The provincial government
has complete say over what
they -will give, so does the federal level, so do private contributors.
"Dr. Macdonald doesn't want
to raise fees, but it is the
easiest way out for him," he
He said students approve of
the' goals outlined in the governors' statement.
"But the fact that it implies
a fee increase without coming
out and saying so has detracted
from the announced purpose.
"Discussion has deteriorated
largely into an argument as to
who is going to pay."
• •    •
He said there is no reason
why the students should continue to pay 25 per cent of
He said the provincial government's contribution has declined from 43 per cent in 1955
to 35.6 per cent in 1960-61.
The federal share has gone
from 25 per cent in 1959-60 to
22.7 in 1961-62.
Students want
free education
BERGEN, Norway (CUP) —
Norwegian students here are
promoting a plan for complete
state financing  of  education.
Under the plan the government would pay half of the
student's expenses while he got
his education. The student
could then claim the other half
when   he   graduated.
. . . quits post
Ubyssey Council Reporter
The resignation of grad class
president Tom Skupa was confirmed in student council Monday night, bringing to a climax
the outcome of last Friday's
tumultuous meeting of grad
class reps.
Following the attempt of the
executive at that meeting to
oust public relation officer Ted
Conover, Skupa and treasurer
Rob Hohort stated their intention to resign.
Since then, Hohort has reconsidered and decided to stay
"For the present, the vice-
president will take on the
operations of the executive,"
AMS president Malcolm Scott
told Council.
Vice-president is Mort Gillespie, Arts IV.
"I think it's an unfortunate
incident for everyone concerned," Scott said.
Head law
quits post
Miss Diana Priestly, head
law librarian, has resigned her
post after 10 years at UBC.
She left UBC in December
for the University of Toronto
to become head law librarian
Miss Priestly received her
law degree from UBC, and her
degree in Law librarianship at
the University of Washington.
Her place has been taken,
temporarily, by Leon Getz, who
has been lecturing in Law at
UBC for the past year.
Getz received his BA and
LLB at the University of Cape
Town, in South Africa, and did
graduate work at the London
School of Economics and at
Mr. Getz said the Law faculty hopes to have a permanent
replacement for Miss Priestly
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the beginning of next term.
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Vic College students fear
fees will jump with UBCs
VICTORIA — Students at
Victoria College fear their fees
might go up if the predicted
tuition boost at UBC comes
Victoria's student president
Larry Devlin told The Ubyssey
"At the moment we understand our Board of Governors
isn't considering raising fees.
But we think there's a good
chance they will go up if UBC's
Victoria's fee structure is presently the same as UBC's.
• •    •
Devlin said his student council planned a vigorous program
of action to protest any possible
fee boost.
"We will prepare an extensive brief and petition to the
Board," he said.
"We plan to ask them for unequivocal assurance that there
will be no fee increase for at
least two years.
"We also plan to ask for
more scholarship and bursary
aid, in any event."
UBC president Malcolm Scott
Wednesday announced a similar plan of action on behalf of
the students in Vancouver.
• •    •
Both UBC and Victoria student councils worked extensively on last spring's Back Mac
campaign, when provincial
operating grants to both universities were cut drastically.
Officials in Victoria's administration have denied there will
(Continued from page 1)
upcoming grant to the university.
"That is a budgetary matter,
and will be announced at the
proper time."
He refused to say anything
about the government's percentage contribution to UBC's
total operating budget, stated
as 36 per cent in the Board's
Asked what the government's stand on increasing
bursary and money-for-marks
scholarship aid should fees be
increased would be, Peterson
"I wouldn't have any comment on that at the moment.
We're dealing with a hypothetical question as far as I'm
concerned  at this moment."
be a fee increase, according to
the student paper, The Martlet.
However, Devlin said the
students will be prepared for
any eventuality.
"We're going to have these
briefs drawn up right away,
and submit them to the Board.
We want to get the jump on
any situation which comes up."
McLean axed as Bauer
chops olympic ice squad
High-scoring Al McLean of New Westminster was one
of the casualties in the scissors operation by the Rev. David
Bauer Monday.
The other B.C. player cut was Jack Wilson of Victoria,
along with Dave Merrifield of Port Arthur; spare goalie
Rick Broadbelt of Montreal was also cut.
The move was made because rules state that only 17
men can be used for Olympic games. Father Bauer took
21 men with him on the European tour.
Vernon's Mickey McDowell and Don Rodgers were cut
from the team before leaving Canada for the 10-game
exhibition tour.
The four will remain with the team during the Innsbruck stand, but will not play in the tournament which
starts Jan. 29.
Believed accidental
Students snuff
basket blaze
Another wastebasket fire in a washroom sent firemen
scurrying to Fort Camp Monday.
The blaze was discovered at
about 4 p.m. by Fort Camp
students, who extinguished it
before any damage was done.
The University Fire Department attended and the Vancouver Fire Marshal was called
in to investigate.
The Fire Marshall said the
fire was accidental and arson
was not suspected.
Wednesday firemen answered a call to the Physics building when a student smelled
smoke and set off an alarm.
Firemen traced the smoke to
a faulty electrical fixture.
Two UBC firemen, meanwhile, are looking for their
They lost the hats while
chasing the suspected UBC
Fireman Gerry Virk lost
his blue uniform hat last
Wednesday while investigating
one of several false alarms.
Monday, acting fire captain
Ralph Donnington had his fire
man's  helmet   stolen   off   the
fire truck.
A fire department spokesman said firemen were investigating a report that a suspect
was trapped in the old Arts
washroom. The report was unfounded.
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Discussion of Current Problems on the Middle East THE UBYSSEY
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year by the Alma Mater Society, University of B.C. Editorial opinions
expressed are those of the editor and not necessarily those of the AMS
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Mac and Malcolm
The first-class feud which is shaping up between
student council and the administration over the impending fee raise is unfortunate and unnecessary.
University president Dr. John Macdonald has refused to discuss the matter with student president Malcolm Scott, who is, therefore, tearing away at Dr.
Macdonald's announcement on every radio station and
newspaper in town.
The Ubyssey doesn't blame Mr. Scott a bit.
From the students' point of view, last Tuesday's
financial announcement hit like a blackjack on the back
of Mr. Scott's considerable neck.
The students were not consulted in any way before
the administration's document was released, which they
feel is not only impolite, but a slap in the face to UBC's
cherished tradition of student responsibility.
They feel, and quite rightly, we think, that they
were due some concessions from Dr. Macdonald because
of last spring's Back Mac campaign. Some $14,000 of
student money and countless hours of student time went
into that drive—and we think that without this student
effort, the whole higher education campaign would have
fallen flat for lack of support. As it was, the University
got an extra $370,000 from the government as a result of
public pressure, aroused directly by the student
It was evident during the Back Mac campaign and
today during the latest financial hassle, that Dr. Macdonald has for some reason not had faith in the students,
faith which we think is merited.
If students had been let in on the present three-year
plan, we are sure the current student opposition would
not have arisen.
After all, when you allow someone to aid in drafting
a plan, he cannot later turn around and criticize it.
We think that the active support of UBC students
is more valuable than all the downtown press clippings
in the world—press clippings which are today somewhat
tarnished because of this unneeded student opposition.
Boon or bust?
We've always wanted to write an editorial about the
Canadian flag.
Trouble is, we've never been able to discover anything wrong with the one we've got—which is the Red
But now we've found out something that our Red
Ensign lovers should be strung up for.
The Red 'Ensign is obscene.
We've never noticed it before, but yesterday we got
it     a - ->«. ", ' v face, so to speak.
Smack in the middle of
- ■ our flag, which this very day
~i V J hangs   in    countless    public
s places — yea,   even   nursery
schools — is  a   bare-breasted
What's more, she's ■' so
over-proportioned that she
puts Playboy's best to shame.
On that 12-foot model
we have, she's got a six-inch
bust, which is considerable,
because she's only six inches
No wonder everyone's
been arguing to sack the Red
Ii Ensign in favor of a more
appropriate model.
We say, let's get on with
it. And, as a temporary measure, remove all the flags presently flying across the country.
We could probably sell
them to Hugh Hefner for a
good price.
"Of course, with the fee increase, father will only be able
to loan us the Pontiac tonight."
University squabble:
who'll end up on top?
. . no bras held
Within three years B.C.'s
three universities will be
fighting a battle to attract
students — and the first shots
have   already   been  fired.
During past weeks The
Ubyssey has run a series of
articles containing statements
from officials at UBC, Victoria College and Simon
Fraser, regarding academic
admission standards.
These statements, delivered
in a rather light-hearted manner, do not show the deadly
serious problems facing the
three institutions.
UBC started the ball rolling by announcing a toughen-
ing-up in entrance requirement. Ex-UBC physics mogul,
Gordon Shrum announced
SFA would not become a
haven for students who aren't
up to UBC standards, or for
UBC flunkies.
•    •    •
But, says one of the best
public relations men ever to
turn university chancellor,
SFA will offer a special "entrance test" which gets Shrum
out of the embarrassing position of having to accept
people with marks too low
to get into UBC.
The third rung down the
ladder is Victoria College,
College officials state flatly
they are not going to raise
admission standards.
About 20 per cent of Vic.
College's enrollment is from
the B.C. mainland. And most
of them are there because
they prefer the mythical benefits of the "small" school to
UBC, with its teeming multitudes.
Now when SFA gets into
operation, about 1966, many
of these types will undoubtedly prefer to attend a small
school in Vancouver than a
small school in Victoria. And
it looks like SFA and Vic.
College are both aimed at a
top enrollment of about
10,000, certainly small by
UBC   standards.
•    •    •
So while there will be
plenty of schools to go
around, the problem is likely
to be one of inducing students
to go to the right ones, so that
one does not get more than it
can handle.
And having three different
admission standards is one
good way to do it.
Now, if the gradation in
entrance requirements isn't
enough to induce students
away from UBC a gradation
in fees might do it.
If the report is correct in
its projected amounts and
sources of university revenue,
fees will jump almost $100
next year.
By contrast Victoria College officials have announced
they have heard no word of
a possible fee increase. The
Vic. College fee schedule is
now the same as UBC's.
And we'll bet that by the
time SFA gets going, its fees
will be about half way between those at Victoria and
But there's one heartening
thing about the   whole issue.
The fact that a university
accepts students with lower
high school standards does
not mean it dishes out an inferior brand of education.
takes look
at 1867
The past few years have seen
the flaring up of a number of
social, economic, and political
problems of Canadian Confederation — after years of smoldering just below the surface.
Foremost among these questions is the issue of the future
relationship between Canadians of English and French expression. The national student
community has in many ways
taken a leading role in discussion of the French-English
problem and has begun the
search for possible solutions.
Such importance is attached
to the subject that the Canadian Union of Students, meeting in its National Congress in
Edmonton, gave first priority
for the coming year to a
"new look at Confederation".
CUS has responded to this
national crisis in two ways.
First, moderates within this
all-Canada student organization have made every effort to
achieve reconciliation of the
two language groups and to
maintain a constant "dialogue"
between them — working on
the assumption that a collapse
of communication between
French and English students
would only foster increased
University of B.C. representatives have been especially
prominent in the attempt to
keep intransigents on either
side from walking out of the
Second, it has planned a
national student conference
which will consider the problem of the future of Confederation and alternative solutions
to the dilemma.
This national seminar will
meet in Quebec City in August,
and will be attended by more
than 150 students from all
parts of Canada {nine from
UBC). On every campus, the
delegates will be selected in
January or February; they will
then meet regularly in study
groups to gain a background
knowledge of the issues, fully
discuss them, and prepare
papers for presentation in
Quebec City.
The report of the Quebec
City Seminar will be passed on
to the National Congress of
CUS (the politicians again)
which will make whatever
modifications it thinks necessary and then submit it to the
Royal Commission on Biculturalism as the essence of the
opinion of the Canadian stud-
dent   community.
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Plasma. Thursday,  Jonuary  16,   1964
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After '59 fee hike
JEAN ERDMAN . . . festive combination
Beside itself
The reaction was violent
- and the pockets empty
Student reaction to the . last
fee hike in 1959 was organized
and violent.
They didn't like it.
And they said so.
They said so to their MLA's,
MP's, to the Board of Gover
nors, and to the University
They wrote letters to everyone who was remotely connected to the University. They
even wrote to Bennett.
They considered going out
on strike too.
Main Mall man to tower
over Open House display
Competition is underway this week among students
of architecture and fine arts to design a 30 to 40-foot
"Tower of Man" display for Open House in March.
The tower will be constructed on the Main Mall at a
cost of less than $300 and is supposed to depict the evolution of education and the aspirations of man.
A $20 award will be given to the student with the
best design.    Second prize will be $5.
So they say
Campus politicos
want to bow out
Ubyssey Council Reporter
Three  out  of three Brock Hall bureaucrats  are  not
planning to run for re-election.
Chris Hansen, AMS treasur-
Coach in festival
has six insides
An unusual carriage will be the highlight of UBC's festival
of the contemporary arts which gets underway Jan. 29 and
runs to Feb. 7.
The play  "The Coach  with
er, was the most emphatic
about his decision against running.
"I'm practising law in Kamloops next year, thank God,"
he said, "I've been here seven
AMS second vice-president
Byron Hender said he'd considered running for office next
But he said he now was more
concerned with bringing up his
academic standard next year.
Both Hender and AMS coordinator Ken Leitch, who also
said he isn't running, expressed
concern over the lack of people
with an interest in AMS affairs.
Applications for AMS offices
will be called for next month.
Leitch tried to explain the
lack of applicants:
"I think executive work is a
bit of a headache."
He suggested there would be
more applicants if some of the
clerical work shifted off to
hired staff like the new executive secretary.
But the increase happened
The increase was imposed
after the government failed to
increase their operating grant,
and the university was forced
to raise the missing $1.5 million through fees.
In order to do it they would
have had to raise the fees $160,
which students couldn't afford,
so members of the faculty
didn't get a long-overdue raise
in salary.
Several of them left the university to accept better paying
There has been no fee increase since, and professors are
still being paid less than their
counterparts in other Canadian
In 1959, as now, the administration adopted the policy of
silence, revealing neither the
amount nor nature of the increase.
And then, as now, everybody
knew some sort of fee-hike was
Students draped the Cairn
with black, and extinguished
a torch of learning which had
been placed on it.
They picketed Bennett at the
airport, in Victoria, and in
They started a petition of
protest which they presented
to the government. But they
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the Six Insides," described as
a combination of drama, dance,
comedy and mime, will be
staged during the festival.
It is based on Finnegan's
Wake, and is written and produced by Jean Erdman, who
conducted two recent Summer
Session classes in Creative
American Pop art will be
shown for the 'first time in
Western Canada, including the
works of Gerd Stern, poet-artist from San Francisco.
Local artists Ricardo Gomez,
Jack Hardman, and Wayne
Ngan will exhibit new works
in ceramics.
Other highlights of the program are:
• An original one-act play
by the Players Club.
• Sylvit Kind playing 20th
Century music on the harpsichord.
• Two concerts of the music
of Charles Ives.
The Sleep of Prisoners
by Christopher Fry
University Boulevard
Sunday, January 19th at 7:30 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday, January 20th & 21st at 8:30p.m.
"A distinguished performance .  .  .  great sincerity.
one rarely finds so difficult a play given
the feeling the playwright intended . . . left me
feeling optimistic ." — MIKE TYTHERLEIGH, Province Poge 6
Thursday,  January   16,   1964
Is the calibre of UBC's major athletic teams remaining
at the mediocre level of past
years, or is it steadily deteriorating  into  utter   oblivion?
One thing is certain. The
calibre of athletics is not rising at this major college of
almost 15,000 students.
And only part of the reason
for this is student apathy.
• •    •
Let's face it. The real reason is that while practically
all North American colleges
recruit their players vigorously and offer them scholarships, UBC does not.
Early this year, Montana
State College (less than half
of UBC's enrolment) toyed
with our grid Birds before
shutting us out 16-0.
And to give you an idea of
how MSC rates with other
colleges, Wyoming whipped
MSC 35-0 a week later. Wyoming rates as "average."
• •    •
Over the Christmas holidays, Linfield College (enrolment 518) of McMinnville,
Ore. beat our vaunted hoop
Birds and Seattle Pacific (less
than one-quarter our enrolment) crushed UBC, beating
them by over 40 points.
Says gruff football coach
Frank Gnup, "We have reports on the best high-school
players in B.C. But while another college can offer a boy
tuition and room and board,
I can only offer him our
scenery. We need money."
Basketball coach Peter Mullins has also seen most of his
top prospects snatched away
by other colleges.
• •   •
Freshmen basketball coach
Norm Watt says, "Now that
we have stiffened our entrance requirements, I can see
no reason why we cannot give
out athletic scholarships. With
our 60 per cent requirements,
we will have no academic
deadwood and this was always the main argument
against this type of scholarship."
There is no reason to assume that top athletic teams
and a high academic standard
do not mix.
Princeton University has
Ail-American basketball player Bill Bradley and no one
would dispute their academic
• •    •
Harvard has good   hockey
and football teams and Stanford competes in the tough
Big Six Conference with
UCLA, California, Southern
Cal., Washington and Washington State.
Instead of anxiously looking to the Evergreen Conference with its small colleges
or staying in the Western
Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic Association with its inferior teams, UBC should
look ambitiously at the Big
This is the league that UBC
belongs  in.
But before we can, we must
do as the other schools do—
offer athletic scholarships.
—don hume photo
CAUGHT IN THE ACT of being himself by the candid
camera of Sir Donald is George Tsoi-a-sue doing a press.
The quick action was stopped in three stages by instant
action of chubby and happy Hume.
ready for meet
Campus lifters see some action this weekend to prepare
themselves for the B.C. Open
in three weeks.
The UBC Club hosts an invitational lift meet Saturday at
noon in the War Memorial
Gym. Invitations have gone to
clubs around Vancouver and
lifters are expected from
Haney, YMCA and Doug Hepburn Gym.
The roster for the UBC lifters sounds like the United Na
tions in action. Some of the
lifters include Andrew Hinds
(148 lbs.) coach and manager,
George Tsoi-a-sue (123), Klaus
Hallschmidt (198), Tad Iwa-
moto (132), Paul Traunt (181),
Jack Christopher (heavyweight), Raleigh Withinger
(123), Desmond Tromans
Coach Hinds will be looking
for members to form his team
for the B.C. Open during this
meet. ■
Soccer Birds fight
to regain title nest
UBC's Thunderbird soccer team starts a four-game road
swing this weekend as they try to regain top place in first
division soccer.
The Birds, who are defending champions of the lower
mainland first division, dropped to second place when they
lost 1-0 Saturday to the Royal
Hockey bows
to Trotters
Hockey Thunderbirds will
relinquish their choice Saturday night spot against the
Powell River Regals to the
Harlem Globetrotters who play
basketball—not hockey.
The tilt has been rescheduled
so there will be no competition
with the Trotters.
Regals will wait until Sunday and meet the basketball
fans in the Thunderbird Sports
Center at 1 p.m.
Admission is 75 cents for
students and "A" cards are
It was the second loss in 11
games for the UBC club who
have three games in hand over
the Oaks.
In Saturday's loss Oaks winning goal was scored when
Bird goalie Jim Carry, who
played an otherwise strong
game, slipped in the mud
trough in front of his goal and
was unable to recover in time
to stop a high arcing shot.
Coach Joe Johnson said that
the Birds seem to have lost
their scoring punch over the
holiday and he will be making changes to find a more productive forward combination.
The coach is satisfied with
the work of his defensive corps
and plans few changes aside
from those already made because   of  injuries.
Carry, after making only his
third start in goal this season
will stay there for this week's
game against Sapperton.
Varsity stands atop
field hockey deck
Dr. McGregor's wrath has pointed to the inaccuracies
of  the  Sports   Department.
He says that Joe Johnson's Soccer Birds are not the
only  team  in first place.
Dr. McGregor's Field Hockey Birds stand first in first
division B.C. Field Hockey play.
North   Shore
U.B.C.   Blues
Alma Mater Society
Applications are now being accepted for the position of
Assistant Co-ordinator fo Publications. Applicants should
have some experience or knowledge in the operation of
AMS publications. For information, see Laurie Frisby,
at the Publications' office.
Letters submitted should state experience, faculty, year,
and   marks.    Deadline for  applications,  January  20th. .
International Student Identity Card, Handbook on
Student Travel, etc., available in A.M.S. Office.	
An opportunity for you to study at another university.
Free tuition and travel grants. Application forms at Registrar's Office.
A National Seminar will be held in August in Quebec
City with the theme "A New Concept of Confederation."
Application forms and information available in C.U.S.
Office, Room 258, Brock Extension.
Student needed to serve on the A.M.S. Discipline Committee, applications to be turned into A.M.S. Secretary,
Box 55, Brock Hall, no later than Friday, Jan.  17, 1964.
Age 21 years.
Academic Year: In Senior Year or Graduate Student.
Academic Standing: Second class average or better preferred.
Experience: In meeting the public, in public service
Technical Requirements:
A reasonable knowledge of rates for room and
board, accommodation standards, plumbing, heating,
lighting, ventilation and sanitation.
A reference from a Faculty member and a previous
employer would  be desirable.
Applications should be returned to the Personnel Office
by Friday, January 31,  1964.
$350 per month May - Sept. 1.
1. To work on Student Union Building Planning Committee
with particular emphasis on Faculty Lists for the Architectural   Competition.
2. no  architectural  experience  or training   is   necessary.
3. all work will be done with the help of Mr. Fellham and
his committee.
4. 2nd year and  up.
5. deadline for applications January 17, 1964.
6. applications to   be   returned   to
A.M.S.  Secretary,
Box  55,
Brock  Hall Thursday,  January   16,   1964
Page 7
Start with 100 kids
Honeymooners turn to teachers
A honeymoon with 100
It wasn't for a young, UBC
couple who took a honeymoon trip to India and stayed to run a school for 100
Tibetan  refugee children.
Sam and Beth Perry arrived in India in November,
1962 on their honeymoon.
• •    •
They had read about the
plight of the Tibetan refugees,
but had had no intention of
working with them.
Then Sam, a fourth year
arts student, and Beth, a
second year student with
some experience in nursing,
found themselves in Kangra
Valley in the foothills of the
There they met some of the
70,000 persons who had fled
Tibet and Nepal before the
Chinese   communist   advance.
The refugees' plight disturbed the Perrys so much
they decided to stay and work
in the school.
• •    *
Sam Perry describes the
life of the refugee children:
"Breakfast was tea and a ball
of dough, lunch and supper
were vegetable soup and tea.
More than 45 children lived
in a 20-foot by 20-foot room."
He taught the children
arithmetic, English and personal     hygiene,     while     his
8 p.m. in the Education Faculty   Auditorium.
Admission is $1.00 and proceeds will go to the Tibetan
Refugee Aid Society.
A discussion of the employment opportunities in India
will also be held.
• • •'
Perry said two Canadian
students working through
the Canadian University Service Overseas succeeded him,
and his wife, but that he
knows of at least six positions
open in India now.
happy honeymoon.
Apple drive
collects $453
Aggies collected $453.53
Tuesday during their annual
apple drive to support the
crippled children's hospital.
Fund drive organizer Ernie
Dumais said the amount collected was the largest in the
last five years.
The Aggies stood at strategic
points near doorways and in
halls shaking their money cans
and giving away apples with
each donation.
wife worked for three or
four hours every day in a
medical clinic.
The seriously ill children
were taken to a Canadian
hospital by horse cart.
The volunteer workers improved the diet by growing
vegetables for the children.
They sold honey from their
two beehives to construct
concrete latrines.
•    •    •
They also received money
from a campaign in Vancouver last year.
Many of the children had
arrived in northern India
after travelling over the
14,000-foot Himalayan passes
on foot and often alone.
Most of the parents were
working on road gangs. Many
children were orphans.
The children ranged in age
from 8 to 15.
A two-hour program featuring a film made by the
Perrys, a film of the Dalai
Llama and a short feature
about conditions in Tibet before 1950 will be shown at
UBC,  Wednesday, Jan.  22  at
is Seattle
hams' fat
SEATTLE (CUP) — Lonely
students at Seattle University
are getting a helping hand
from the university amateur
radio club.
A student who can't afford
a quick trip or a long distance
phone call to distant relatives
can use the club's short wave
radio to contact a ham near
his home.
The ham then phones the
relatives and plugs the phone
into the set so the student can
talk to them.
Father Leonard Kaufer, club
president, said a new transmitter being built will be able
to reach any point in North
or South America.
Radsoc joins
Ubyssey stars
The television finally got
into UBC's Radio and Television  Society  Thursday.
A five-man camera crew
from the CBC spent the
afternoon in Radsoc studios
filming the operation of
Forrester said the film
will be shown on their 7
o'clock   show.
The film follows an earlier 7 o'clock show done on
The Ubyssey.
Working  at a  resort  in  Germany.
Every registered student can
Ket a job in Europe and receive
a travel grant. Among thousands of jobs available are resort, sales, lifeguard and office
work. No experience is necessary and wages range to $400
monthly. For a complete prospectus, travel grant and job
application returned airmail,
send $1 to Dept. J, American
Student Information Service,
22 Ave. clc la Liberte, Luxembourg City. Grand Duchy of
The first games in the
Graduate Student Bowling
League will be played
23rd from 9 to 11 p.m. at
next Thursday, January
the University Bowling
Lanes. Games will be every Thursday for  ten
weeks at a cost to the
bowler of less than fifty
cents per two hour session.
Six teams can be accomodated at the University Lanes, and so far
Fisheries, Zoology, Chemical Engineering and
Geography have entered
teams. It is hoped that two
more teams will come
forward to complete the
league. Any interested
people are invited to
form teams (not necessarily representing a
department). Please leave
your names in the Office,
or see either of the organ-
izors, Peter Johansen
and Tlex Peden.
The West Coast Edition
of the New York Times
was ordered on a trial
basis last year. However,
in view of the relatively
small number of readers
and the high cost ($40
p.a.), the subscription has
not been renewed. Your
reaction to this move is
'We have received sug-
tional magazines to add to
gestions for several addi-
the twenty-six of which
we presently subscribe. A
library listing current
notice is on display in the
and suggested subscriptions. Feel free to add your
comments to this.
The Shorter Oxford
English  Dictionary  has
beenpurchased, and will be
mounted on a suitably reinforced lecturn in the
To acknowledge the
generosity of people who
give u sbooks, a lable similar to that used by the
main library has bee designed. If you would like
to leave a permanent
record of your membership
of the GSA, there is thus
no finer way than to donate a book.
The regular duplicate
bridge exenings continue
every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.
in the lower lounge. Members and their guests are
invited. Pag* 8
Thursday, January 16,  1964
'tween classes
Prof to discuss
unions and law
Professor W. R. Carrothers will discuss labor and the
law today noon in Bu. 203 as part of a Student Christian
Movement lecture series on the labor union and its place
in society.
• •   •
Film: "House of Cards" and
a discussion on Agricultural
Poisons and the balance of
nature, today at noon in Ag.
• •    •
General workshop meeting
Friday in Hut B-2, at 12:30.
• *    •
Venezuelan classic guitarist
Alirio Diaz, Tuesday, Jan, 21,
12:30, in the Auditorium.
• •   •
General meeting, Bu. 216 Friday at 12:30, to discuss open
house activities, money and
equipment problems.
• •   •
Film, "Four Teachers," and
talk, in Ed. 204 today at noon.
• •    •
Skating   party   Thunderbird
Aggie panel
to discuss
spray danger
The dangers of herbicides
und insecticides will be showr
in the CBC film "House oi
Cards" noon today in Ag. 100.
A panel of authorities on the
subject will be present and
after the film showing will
lead discussion and answer
Recently appointed president of Simon Fraser, Dr. Ian
McTaggart - Cowan (also of
dept. of zoology) will be one of
the panel members.
Others include Dr. McCarthy
from the Canada Department
of Agriculture Research centre;
Dr. A. J. Renney and Dr. Mac-
Lean from UBC's faculty of
Arena,   Friday,   9:45   to 11:15
p.m.    Admission, 35c.
• •    •
Free film, "Decision on the
Columbia," today at noon in
Bu. 100.
• •    •
General meeting and concert
today noon, in Bu. 216.
• •    •
The Rev. Derek Prince presents "The Simple Gospel," Friday noon in Bu. 106.
• •    •
Seminar group: Led by R.
Newfeed, grad physics, on
"Limitations of Science" SCM
Hut, 12:30, Friday, Jan. 17.
• •    •
Election policy meeting, student council chambers, today
at noon. Members please attend.
• •   •
General meeting today, noon,
in Bu. 204. to plan all-cause
rally and accept new members.
• •    •
Skating party at the Forum:
9 to 11 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17.
• •    •
All-phi meeting today at
12:30 in Bu. 102: 1964-65 election speeches.
• •   •
Meeting in Bu. 202, films.
Important that all members attend.
• •   •
"Problems in the Way of
Christian Unity," by Pastor
Paul Wildgrube, from the
Lutheran Church, Monday,
Jan. 20, in Bu. 100, at 12:30.
• •    •
Applications available at
AMS office, International
House or EUS office. Symposium at Parksville, Feb. 7-9.
Application deadline Jan. 24.
of UBC's department of
graduate studies, will give
his annual "Review of International Affairs" lecture
Saturday at 8.00 in the
Freddy Wood Theatre.
Students on fee hike:
we'll worry next year
Most UBC students don't care if they get their fees
increased next year.
Jazz band plans
free campus show
The m u sic undergraduate
society is offering a chance for
all campus social chairmen to
look over their Dave McMurdo
jazz band at the Common
Block Sunday.
In a survey conducted by
The Ubyssey, almost all the
students polled said they realized the need for an increase
and would pay it without criticism or complaint.
A typical comment came
from Estelle Shaeter, Arts II:
"I would much rather not pay
it, but if it means a better
library, more and better
teachers, and a higher academic standard, and if the
University can't get the money
anywhere else, then we'll have
to pay."
There were a few outraged
students like Pete Miller,
Comm. 11, who moaned: "Now
I'll have to start making my
own beer again. The government should assume more of
the brunt of higher education".
But mostly they were apathetic and resigned to the increase.
Cee von Hahn, Science II
said: "If it is necessary, then
we're   stuck, but   the   govern
ment should pay for it. They've
got lots of mpney."
"I'll worry about it next
year", said Al Haig-Brown, Ed.
II. "First I've got to pass this
All students interviewed said
they thought it would mean
that some people couldn't come
back, next year because of it,
but most agreed it was possible
for students to raise the money
But most were concerned
about the job situation this
"The increase is fine, but it
will be hard to pay if there
are no jobs this summer", said
Ward McMahon, Arts II.
Some students said AMS
President Malcolm Scott was
making too much of the whole
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Norgate area. Mon. thru. Sat. for
8:30 classes. Call 985-3404 after 6
drivers for an all-driver car pool
In New Westminster area. For
further information contact Sue,
LA   1-3262  or  Pete,  LA  6-5640.
WEST VAN carpool member wanted
to drive once a week from the
vicinity of 21st St. Phone WA 2-
LOST. Dec. 201 from W. 100. Reversible raincoat containing gloves.
Reward $10. No questions. Phone
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CONFIDENTIAL! Girls! If you favor free love and desire to meet
two 4th year males with similar
interests who own their own
suite, phone Bob at TR 6-9804
after 7 p.m.	
RIDE WANTED: From West Vancouver (near 21st and Marine
Dr.)   to   UBC.   Phone  WA   2-8878.
PLEASE! Mens' black push-button
umbrella mis-appropriated from
Ed. 100 cloak room Fri. noon.
Phone Wayne 684-3671. Reward.
Also, ride wanted, Davie & Burrard area.
DRIVER WANTED: for three—one
from 25th & Blenheim, two from
14th & Trimble, Mon.-Fri. 8:30-
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RIDE WANTED: For 2 from vicinity 41st & Arbutus. Mon.-Fri., 8:30
-4.30,   Tues.   8:30-5:30.   AM  6-0041.
RIDE WANTED:   to leave the uni
versity at  12:30  or  1:30  daily,   to
vicinity Granville & 25th Ave.  RE
LOST: Ladies white gold watch in
Fine Arts building before exams
in December. Of great sentimental
value. If you have found it please
phone  266-8047.
HOW would you like to be the proud
owner of a '5'4 Plymouth. Only
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Call Bruce, 922-1976 anytime after
NEED RIDE? For 8:30s Mon. to
Sat. Route along 49th to Arbutus,
then along 41st and down Dunbar.
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WOULD the person who took my
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a.m. Monday morning please phone
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TOP SHAPE. '57 VW for sale, $700.
Phone   CA   8-8473   evenings.
RIDE WANTED: Vicinity Taylor
Way and Upper Levels. Phone
George,  WA  2-0761.
WANTED: Spanish for the First
Year by P. Rogers.  HE 1-3267.
FOUND: Scarf in Buchanan Bldg.
on  Jan.   8.   Owner may  claim  by
identifying scarf. 224-9028, Chris
RIDERS WANTED: Along Broadway from Fraser St. Mon.-Sat.,
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ACCURATE, neat typing done. 3-
day "service. 25 cents per page.
Betty,   RE 8-6695.
WILD the person who took my umbrella from the French lab at
9:15 Wednesday please return tt
there same time next Wednesday.
TUTORING in 1st & 2nd year
French by French student. $2 per
hour. Phone Stephane, RE 6-4851
after  6 p.m.
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