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VOL. 1 MONDAY, WATERLOO,

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FACULTY MEMBERS RECEIVE GRANTS Recently announced grants from the National Research Council and the Defense Research Board to University of Waterloo faculty members total $60,160 for 18 research projects in physics, mathematics, chemistry, and civil and electical engineering. By departments, the totals are as follows: Chemistry, $14,000; Civil Engineering, $19,800, Electrical Engineering, $8,940; Mathematics, $2,000; Physics $12,250 . . . There is also a general research grant of $3,000, Grants last year totalled $28,500. The grants with their recipients are as follows: Defence

Research

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Dr. J. A. Cowan, $1,370 for the investigation of the information content of speech with a view to frequency compression, plus the loan of certain equipment required, Dr. Ling Y. Wei, associate professor, Electrical Engineering, the study of tunnel triode and unequal band-gar junction, $4,200. National

Research

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General Research Grant to Dr. Hagey, $3,000 on behalf of the University. Dr. R. A. Aziz, associate professor, Physics, $2,500 for operating grany in a study of the properties of substances at low temperatures. Dr. F. W. C. Boswell, associate professor, Physics, $5,000 for the study of imperfections in crystals. Dr. W. L. Eldson, Chemistry, $3,000, the mass transport of metals in their molten salts (J. R. Mills). Dr. Donald Mackay, Chemistry, $2,100, production oJ heterocyclic free radicals. Dr. W. A. E. McBryde, Chemistry, $3,100, stabilities oj complex ions (Dr. Doreen Brisbin). Dr. B. R. Myers, Electrical Engineering, $3,000, contra system synthesis. J. K. Oddson and J. D. Lawson, Mathematics, $2,000 diffusion of a magnetic field into a moving conductor performance variables of an arc-discharge light-gas gun. J. L. Ord, Physics, $2,500, protection against corrosion Dr. G. E. Reesor, associate professor, Physics, $1,050 a study of the effects of a static electric field on certair microwave absorptions (Dr. I. R. Dagg). Dr. Horst Rosatzin, Chemistry, $2,800, determination o the electron density of some new eight-membered hetero cycles and their spectroscopic properties. Professor J. D. Scott, Civil Engineering, $3,000, Geology and engineering properties of the surficial deposits in the Kitchener-Waterloo urban area (0. L. White). Dr. L. Y. Wei, Electrical Engineering, $1,740, investiga tion into the realizability of a tunnel triode (J. Shewchun) Dr. R. G. Woolford, Chemistry, $3,000, abnormal Kolbc electrolyses involving halogenated carboxylic acids. Dr. D. T. Wright, $7,000, research on the safety o structures by the grantee and those named, Profess0 N. C. Lind, R. Green, V. K. Handa. The names appearing in brackets are those of researcl associates. The grants are used to buy necessary equipmen and to pay modest salaries to graduates assisting th( professors in their research.

Scholarshipsfor Undergrads Beginning in September, 1961, any undergraduate who has attained an average of 80% in the academic year immediately preceding the year for which he registers, will be named a University Scholar. Students who have obtained the 80% in a repeated year will be given consideration on an individual basis. A University Scholar is given free tuition and incidental fees for the remainder of his undergraduate course provided he maintains adequate scholastic standing. Undergraduates need not make application for these scholarships. Thus students in “B” terms in Engineering, now and in the summer, and those in Arts and Science who have completed an academic year in 1960-61, will have had the opportunity of becoming University Scholars in September, 1961. T. L. BATKE, Chairman,

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A NEW CLUB ON CAMPUS We take pleasure in announcing a new club on campus. This club should be of interest to anyone who either likes a good argument, feels strongly about something, or is interested in learning how to hold his or her own viewpoint in an argument. The Discussion Group of the Unitarian Club of the University of Waterloo, as the group is known, was organized solely for the purpose of giving the people an opportunity of getting together in though t-stimulating, intellectual jam sessions over controversial ideas. Prof. K. Piekarski, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, and James Rouback, 4B Electrical, are the representatives of this group. They will endeavour to bring forth speakers committed to viewpoints other than “the great Canadian ‘middle’.” Those who attended Thursday night’s meeting in the Students’ Common Room and heard Dr. R. B. Meyers give the short introduction to the topic “The Use and Misuse of Leisure Time,” were delighted with the hot debate that took place afterwards. If this interest keeps up, these meetings will become a weekly event on Thursdays at 8.00 p.m. in the informal atmosphere of the Students’ Common Room. So, come out to the next meeting and give your ulcers a break.

GRADUATING YEAR EXAMINATION RESULTS A total of 15 young men and women have successfully passed their examinations in the final year at the University of Waterloo and have been recommended to the University Senate for degrees in arts and science. They will become the first undergraduates to receive degrees from our new university. Two students have completed honours courses. The

Graduates

Bachelor

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Walter David Hill Bachelor

Kitchener,

of Science

Eric George Manning Bachelor

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Guelph, Ontario (General)

William Grant Adams James David Kohli David Arthur Mathies Dorothy Ann Nicholson Bachelor

of Arts

of Science

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Harold Gordon Bell James Murray Corbett Donald Douglas Cowan Ian James McGee Robert Barry Reed Herbert John Schwartz Peter Yi-Do Woon Master

of Applied

Port Credit, Ontario Hespeler, Ontario New Hamburg, Ontario Highland Creek, Ontario

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Virginia Anne Leon Clement August Bruder Harold Leonard Bruns Barry Richard Bullis Rene Michael Fleurant Gary Patrick Gerth Gerard Arthur Schell Kenneth John Thompson Beverley Clifford Stewart Barbara Ann Hausman Master

Ontario

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Science

William Cousins Miller John Shewchun Frank Takacs William Jacob Vet ter

Kitchener, Ontario Waterloo, Ontario Hartington, Nebraska Alliston, Ontario Johnston, Rhode Island Kitchener, Ontario Galt, Ontario Brantford, Ontario Clifford, Ontario Kitchener, Ontario Mathematics)

Scarborough, Ontario Port Colborne, Ontario Toronto, Ontario Mimico, Ontario Weston, Ontario Toronto, Ontario Iowa City, Iowa (Electrical

Engineering)

Toronto, Ontario Toronto, Ontario Kitchener, Ontario (Hungary) Kitchener, Ontario

Two Changes Announcedin EngineeringCourse Two changes in the scheduling of the Co-Operative Engineering program have been announced by the Registrar’s Office. Beginning with the 1961 fall term, the pre-engineering year will be offered on the conventional academic timetable (September to May) and students will not begin their industrial assignments until they have been admitted to Year I of the engineering course. The pre-engineering year provides special courses for candidates from the Technical Grade 12 level or for adult students from industry and prepares them for entry into Year I of the Co - Operative Engineering course. Removal of the pre-

Ted Bounsall accepts trophy emblematic of defeat in Annual Student-Faculty softball game. (For full story see page 4). engineering year from the co-operative timetable will enable these students to devote their full attention to studies during this important academic period. The second change concerns the members of the first graduating class who

will begin their final year in January, 1962, and will take their academic studies for a continuous six-month period in order to graduate in June. Schedules of the engineering course were rearranged last year to bring the first two groups of senior students into a single class.


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The CORYPHAEUS,

The CORYPHAEUS

Letters to the Editor

Published by the undergraduate student body of the University of Waterloo, under the authorization of the acting Board of Publications. Publications Office, Annex 2, The University of Waterloo, Phone SH 5-0571 and SH 3-2681. The opinions expressed herein represent the freedom of expression of a responsible, autonomous society.

Editor-in-Cheif: Associate Production

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O’Connor

Adrian

Weerheim

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Sexton,

Al Goar

Advertising Manager: Al. Marshall

Business Manager: Murray French

Engineering Wallace

Photographer: Brian Reid

Sports

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Editor: John Stirrat

News Feature

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Richard

Wakefield

Taylor

ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS ? “Educate that you may be free” and mankind devotes the first and best years of our lives to our formal education. From junior school to high school, from high school to college the cycle goes on, each step completing a phase of our education and opening another higher, a more technical and specialized, but also more elevated and sincere and true phase enabling us to understand and fit into the complex pattern of life with more and more contribution. To a good se&ion of men, a University is an institution of wisdom and learning. To attend university means that one’s person is respected and one’s opinion has much weight. A young man or woman who goes to this institution indicates that he must have a keen mind and a great desire for learning. Any young man with such a keen mind and more important, a desire for learning should be given an opportunity to come into contact with this source of “lux Mundi”, and we have scholarships and bursaries. But why expose a man to this light of wisdom if his calf muscles can propel him around a four hundred and forty yard track at fifty-one point four seconds or because his right-straight arm can floor three cross bodys before he is himself floored on the opponents’ seven yard line and, more important, he brings the fans to their feet in the stadium? This is another example of the middle aged blonde who buys T-bone steaks for her French Poodle. I personally maintain, nay rather demand, and I should be able to speak for every student’s strongest feelings that we have no athletic scholarships at this University. I believe such items are illegal in Canada, but nevertheless are handed .out under the table. If such an arrangement were discovered at Waterloo, no student should be exempt from the duty of publishing this fact so that we may remain a student body whose interest is in furthering our education uncorrupted by athletic snobs who get their degree on account of their sports prowess. Likewise a student who is in pursuit and discovery of education in expressing his opinions and ideals contradicts or critieizes the practices or principles of any supporting commercial, financial, or academic benefactor - industrial, - should not be excluded from attaining his end. To find one’s creative ability or initiative stifled by rules and regulations which only allow progress down a straight narrow path between two thick white lines is contrary to all the ideas of a true university education. Finally, a student who looks for a degree because people with letters after their name are paid good and to this end will only do what is necessary to pass examinations on the way should be directed to the nearest technical school or institute and asked to leave higher education to those to whom Ph.D. means more than $ and c. It is our opinion that people should be in University not because they are good at sports nor because they have the necessary finances nor because they are acceptable to every university benefactor nor because they are or are not conformists nor because they merely pass their examinations to establish financial security in their degrees, but because and only because they have the desire to learn and the necessary ability which this implies. It appears to me that our modern universities are corrupted by athletic scholarships, outside patronage interference, and the financial value of a diploma. These false motivations and excuses for education are what degrades and devalues the true worth of the education of those who go to university out of a desire to learn. Waterloo in this respect would do well to go back to the classical idea of a university and boycott these pseudo motives in student interests. of the Artist as a young James Joyce in his “Portrait man” describes one of his lectures at U.C.D. --Platinoid, the professor said solemnly, is preferred to German Silver because it has a lower coefficient of resistance by changes of temperature. The Platinoid wire is insulated and the covering of silk that insulates it is wound on the ebonite bobbins just where my finger is. If it werewound single an extra current would be induced in the coils. The bobbins are saturated in hot paraffin wax . . . A sharp Ulster voice said from the bench below Stephen; -“Are we likely to be asked questions on Applied Science?” - Something we’ve heard before. Brendan

O’Connor,

Editor.

Dear Sir: Apparently the University of Waterloo will not be having a Year Boolc published this year. At this time of the school semester, we have no hope of correcting this important omission ; but what concerns me is the thought that our school might continue to exist in future years without a recorded account of the activities and of the participants (the student body). Furthermore, I feel that a year book is not only a subject for reminisence after a few years have passed but also a document showing the accomplishment of the students who gathered and arranged the material for it. Surely a group of Arts and Science students will show enough interest in this matter next Fall to organize a committee for the project. I’m suggesting Arts and Science students for the simple reason that they will be on campus a greater length of time during a year than an Engineering student. This does not mean that the engineering faculty should not contribute to the book but rather do their part during each three month school term. Since I haven’t seen any articles in our paper which mentioned a year book I’m led to believe that no one has previously thought of bringing the subject into the open for discussion. I know it can’t be a total lack of interest, for many students that I’ve talked to would like to possess a moment0 of each year at this university. Perhaps there is some particular reason why our school could not have a book this sort published. Whatever the ease may be I would like to hear from you and other students expressing opinions for or against the publication of a year book for the University of Waterloo. M. S. I., l-B2

Dear Sir: I would like to answer a “Letter to the Editor,” concerning yearbooks, which is appearing in this, the last edition of The Coryphaeus for the spring term, 1961. It is most encouraging to see that a fellow student has interest enough to question the lack of a yearbook and the prospects for its publication in 1962. The lack of mention of such a publication for this year, or next year, is no indication of a lack of interest on the part of the Board of Publications. An inquiring letter of this sort is quite timely, for it eointides with the decision of the B.O.P. to publish the first Student Yearbook of The University of Waterloo in 1961-62. Operating under the status of temporary B.O.P. we have with a limited staff, published at regular intervals a student newspaper as well as a Student Handbook and Directory. The inexperience of all concerned, in the matters of journalism, administration of finances, soliciting of advertising, and Contd on Page 3

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this paper serve as a reminder that the end is just three weeks away. In the midst of the mildly paranoic activity to come we would do well to question some of our attitudes toward learning. The average university student at this time of the year appears to be the most admirable of all creatures. Seen from afar, he is a selfless scholar concerned only in the exercise of his unique faculty of reason. Upon closer inspection, however, his noble endeavours amount to “studying for exams. ’ ’ This is a wonderfully succinct phrase. No hypocrisy, no pretention of learning here! Presumably we are at university to learn yet we seem to be motivated by the implicit philosophy that the total of our efforts is to be directed toward examinations. Is it any wonder then that any knowledge retained is accidental? This overemphasis on symbolic achievement in the form of results has some unfortunate side effects. The nature of our studies is such that it is impossible to know each subject perfectly. The individual to whom the results of the examinations are paramount cannot afford to admit this simple truth. There is the necessary psychological adjustment, therefore, and he is convinced that he does indeed know everything. To maintain this fiction requires all sorts of elaborate activity. Too much of this grotesque practice results in a cancerous disintegration of personality and its social manifestation as a repugnant subtle viciousness. Another tendency to There is not of individuals impoverished of this sort. who, in later that we are

ugly trait revealed about this time is the regard examinations as a sort of contest. nearly the significance in the relative grading that some people seem to think. It is an personality that needs an artificial triumph I suspect that it is people of this mentality life, go around shouting in a wild-eyed fashion in an educational race with the Russians.

I realize that the foregoing smacks of moralizing and that the moralist is generally unpopular - rightly so, in fact. We have learned from experience to distruct the dreary platitudes parrotted by generations of hypocrites. We should not, however, let our distaste obscure any truth in these ideas. From a psychological standpoint they say much that is valuable. After all, when we cheat, we do ultimately cheat ourselves; regarding examinations as an end in themselves or educations as a race or contest is a dangerous misconception that we cannot afford to retain. In a world whose underlying principle, if it can called that, is disorder, reality is not always palatable it is imperative that we cultivate a realistic attitude, for the perpetuation of any society or philosophy, simply for our own sake. W. M.

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languagelab NewestTeachingAid A spool of tape has become almost as important as a text book for University of Waterloo language students who are now learning foreign languages in a newly installed electronic classroom. Students taking foreign language courses now sit at tape recording booths instead of at the conventional classroom desks and language professors operate tape decks and a controle console instead of using text books and the blackboard as teaching tools. The electronic classroom, or language enables students to comprehend and speak laboratory, another language twice as quickly as with standard teaching methods. With the use of language tapes which can be fed to the students who are equipped withindividual headphones, microphone and a transistorized tape recording equipment, professors can teach up to four language classes simultaneously. The equipment permits students to both record what they have heard and then rerecord their lesson until they achieve perfection. As a result, language teachers have a new classroom tool which will enable students to learn a language more quickly and to speak it with native accent. “It is not enough anymore that our graduates leave university with just a smattering reading knowledge of a foreign language, ” says Professor J. W. Dyck, Chairman of the Department of German and Russian. “The living and effective language is the spoken language and the purpose of the language laboratory is to provide the student with greater opportunity to speak a foreign language.” The tape can be used also as a “private tutor” and students may come to the lab after hours to practise the lesson. By using tapes recorded by native speakers the instructors can also teach students how to differentiate between the various accents of a language as it is spoken in different sections of the world. “The use of this oral-aural technique does not take anything away from the role of the teacher or text book and the conventional stress on grammar,” says Professor Dyck. “But the student’s ability to comprehend another language is increased considerably by this method.” The first 18 units of the language laboratory have been installed temporarily in the Physics and Mathematics Building. The control console will accommodate 54 units. Other units will be added following the construction of a University Arts Building in which the full laboratory will be located.


The CORYPHAEUS,

MONDAY,

MAY

29,

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1961

letters to the Editor cont’d

BNTIPATHY and DELIGHT By

Yimminy

Ah, sunny Spain, the land of fiestas, flamenco dancers, and above all, bullfights. Here the matador is king. Bright colours predominate everywhere, adding to the excitement of the occasion. “Picados, y banderilleados,

y TORO.”

The arena, in subtle pastels, contrasts the bright attire of the crowds. Wine flows through the streets and excitement sweeps everyone into the grasp of the fiesta. But it’s a long time until graduation. With exams just around the corner, the magnetic attraction of the continent begins to magnify itself. Monte Carlo, Rome, London, and the jewel of the continent, Paris, all embody the spirit of adventure. This is the Paris where 2 penny postcards sell 3 for a dollar, and wine becomes a staple food item. This is the Paris where the “left bank” makes one think of budding artists, and not of the family debt. But we are destined to a life of frustration with the prospect of years and years of schooling, and an equally frustrating daily routine. The alarm clock in the morning, the hurried cup of coffee for breakfast, the bowl of soup and the sandwich for lunch and the same faces across the table at every meal. Lecture after lecture, lab after lab, week in and week out; exam after exam, year in and year out.

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It has come to my attention that revisions should be made to the Election Regulations as laid down by the Engineering Society. One such regulation reads “It should be noted that freshman will not be allowed to vote in this election.” It is ridiculous to believe that “freshmen,” two weeks away from the end of their first year, who in many eases more than hold up their end in student activities, and who are well aware of the accomplishments of their fellow students, should be barred from voting. Were I a first year student, I would resent the implications accompanying such a sweeping statement, completely lacking in sound reasoning.

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The timetables are posted, and again Year II will be burning the midnight oil while many parties go on about town. I am in favour of Year II picket lines outise the Registrar’s office bearing such placards as “Unfair Practices”, “Seniority First.” May these written words not fall on the deaf ears of a blind man.

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Why do citizens back clean-up and beautification campaigns when they know only too well that such things bring higher assessment and greater taxation?

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This being the last issue of the Coryphaeus for this term, I would like to wish everyone the best of luck in exams, and I hope to see all of you back next fall.

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general layout of publications prompted the decision for no yearbook in 1960-61. With one successful year under our belts, we now feel in a position to tackle this complex task. On May 9, 1961, a contract was signed with The Canadian Student Yearbooks Limited, of Ridgetown, Ontario, who specialize only in yearbooks, for publication of the 1961-62 edition. In the light of certain circumstances and advantages connected with the Co-operative Course which I needn’t go into at this time, it was desirous to set the delivery date at the second week in September, 1962. Realizing that the first book will be a model for future years, we want nothing better than to produce a standout, original book, worthy to be called our FIRST YEARBOOK. It is hoped that the pictures of all graduates from the University prior to and including 1962 will be included. Preliminary studies call for the book to sell for $2.00 per copy; a figure which, incidently, is well below the unit Cost, but which will ensure that the B.O.P. does not go into the red on this big venture. I should also like to take this opportunity to extend my sincerest THANKS to all of the members of the B.O.P. in both terms, for their contributions toward making 1961-62 a year of progress and success. This includes the Editor and Staff of The Coryphaeus, and the Editor of The Student Handbook and Directory, as well as the Boa,rd secretary, photographers, Advertising Manager and Business Manager. Worthy of individual praise are the retiring Coryphaeus Editor, Brendan O’Connor, the H. & D. Editor, Al Marshall, the Business Manager, Murray French, and last but not least, the alternatve Chairman; Peter Shantz. I hope that all will return next year to lend leadership in our new endeavours. Gordon L. Van Fleet,

POSSIBLE. of Publications

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When is’t that peace can come? Not now, The gang playing, the exams not over, and air drafty on my bare feet. When Bridge is cal .ed, the game is good Cans’t say ‘tis peace? Not now. Cans’t ever say ‘tis peace while man on man betrays his contact? To go to court, and bed at four, The carols blare, and on the floor The children scatter cards. The season’s peace is here? Not now. Or ever? To kneel in calmed quiet in an empty church pew, To walk in solitary silence down a snowy street, A lazy symphony, and a favourite Briar,

PROFILE

It has often been said that the best part of a university education is not found in books, but rather, is developed through participation in extra - curricular activities, wherein one learns to work hand-in-hand with his associates. This week Profile presents Gordon Lawrence Van Fleet, an ardent believer in this saying. Gord, born in Hamilton, passed Grade 13 in 1956 at Westdale Secondary School. At this time, like most youngsters, he didn’t know what he wanted; he decided to take engineering at McMaster University. The following year he enrolled in the science course. At the end of that year he found himself at yet another fork in the road. Did he really want to continue in Science? His interest in science had been sparked by four years of clerking in a drug store while in high school. However, in the summer of 1958 he worked in the inspection and layout department of the Town of Burlington, Ontario. While on this job he was asked by Mr. Wm. Axford to do some layout work for him. Gord liked the job; Mr. Axford was pleased with the product; and so Gord went to work for W. M. Axford and Associates of Oakville in the field of Municipal Design and Field Layout of Subdivisions. In October, 1959, having found his little niche in industry, Gord enrolled in the civil engineering course here at the U. of W. At high school, his interests in writing and newspaper work were frustrated by the complete lack of students’ publications on campus. During his first term at the U. of W., like most freshmen, he felt that his work would not be good enough for the papers here on campus. By the second term, however, his shyness had worn off and he volunteered for duty. He became the Spring - Fall term’s Assistant Editor and Business Manager of the “Enginews”, co-editor of the Students’ Handbook and Directory for 1959-60, and co-editor of the College’s yearbook, the “ Keystone”. In the fall of 1960, because of the experience he had gotten during the previous term, he was asked by the Temporary Students’ Council to be the Temporary Chairman of the Board of A ;3ly companion and a lazy An empty bottle, bitter sweet brew. Is’t yet peace? Not now? Else now, nor never have we peace. Else here, nor where cans’t

Publications. In this position he controls all student publications. With the invaluable assistance of a small team of volunteers, Gord succeeded in starting the Coryphaeus on its present path, and in turning out the Students’ Handbook and Directory for 1960-61. He is now devoting his efforts to the Constitution of the Board of Publications and making arrangements for the first yearbook of the University of Waterloo, to be published in September, 1962, and for the Coryphaeus to become a member of the Canadian University Press. This latter project will enable the Editor to attend conventions, and also give a national scope to our paper and articles. When these problems have been solved, he plans to start work on a students’ literary magazine. A typical live-wire student Gord took charge of the 2A Chem-Civil float in last Fall’s “Home-coming” parade, and was a member of the Vigilantes who initiated the Frosh last Fall. Some of us will never forget him wailing “I can’t do it” as he sadistically grasped a handful of hair and proceeded to trim a Frosh. He is also a columnist in the Coryphaeus, a Student Member of the Engineering Institute of Canada, a member of the Civil Engineers Club, and, being Temporary Chairman of the Board of Publications, is a non-voting member of the Students’ Council, and a member of the finance committee. A stickler for fine points of the law and an enthusiastie debater, Gord is an ardent bridge . player, 1a,n.d. played - . chess in several high-school tournaments. He played church-league softball for three years and now golfs and takes part in various intra-mural sports. Sailing and skin-divinff are also contestants for his leisure time. He has no interest in settling down, at the moment, as he intends to go to Europe and then to the Caribbean after graduating. In closing our interview, Gord emphasized the fact that no organization would be possible on any campus without active student participation. He pointed out that on this campus, especially, there are hundreds of different types of interests crying for someone to start them rolling, and that there is an immense amount of nersonal satisfaction to be gained from participating in, or organizing student activlties, which are at present only in the embryo stage of development. Here, one has the opportunity to take part in the establishment of a precedent for future generations of students. He also stressed the fact that, because our student body is so much smaller than that of most other Universities, we would have to work that much harder to set up organizations and publications of equal calibre. find it. A tough exam, a bitter blow, We can have peace in sorrow. A crying child, a windy night and mooning on the telephone. Here there is peace, But now - and here, Right Now.


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notice what a touchy capital punishment most people? Radio ind TV won’t touch it. Oh sure, there are plenty of <houlish murders committed n these mediums and the nal-doers are always caught oy the hero and led off to but here the story iail 2nds. In fact this is so comnon nowadays on the “evil 3ye” that the final result, execution, is forgotten or overlooked by the majority of the people. For some reason or other, people just don’t like to think about execution, by hanging or otherwise. They find it distasteful to think about a man with a heavy rope around his neck falling a calculated distance - calthe man’s culated from weight so that the distance is just great enough to rip apart the bones and cords ;n his neck, but not far enough to yank his head right off his body.

MONDAY,

MAY

29,

1961

Sports

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MINUTESOF THE ENGINEERING SOCIETYMEETING ;ubject s with May 23, 1961. Minutes of Last Meeting Don Robertson read the minutes of the Engineering Society Meeting of May 1, 1961. Accepted by group present. Treasurer’s Report Receipts for May were $613.00 598.47 Expenditures were 475.44 Bank Balance is Accepted by group present. Grey and Gold Report The Stardust Ball took a loss of approximately $150.00. The Weiner Roast was a success. From now on there will only be a nominal charge for use of the gym for dances. Sub-Committee Reports Constitution Committee ~ Bob Nash reported that he is working on the Constitution, but needs the help of persons, experienced in constitution work. reported that he has Rental Agreements ~ Reno Zanussi decided to wait until fall to get in touch with the other universities. Appointment of Election Committee Members Elections are to be held on June 2, 1961. Reno Zanussi and Gord Ramer volunteered to help Earl Fagin run the Elections. Consideration of “Wa-Wa-Wee”, Fall ‘61 Nick Hathway informed the meeting that there would be another Waterloo Warriors Weekend next fall. The last meeting of the Engineering Society will be on Tuesday, June 6, 1961, at 5.00 p.m. in C-136. Motion for adjournment passed by group present. Nick

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Regulations

Election campaigns shall take place from 9 a.m. Monday, May 29 until 4.00 p.m., Friday, June 2. approved All posters, etc., must be placed in locations by the Administration. In general, the tile walls found in the buildings are acceptable locations. “At no time should a poster be affixed to a painted wall.” If there is doubt as to the suitability of a location consult the Election’s Committee. All posters, etc., shall be removed by the candidates by 6.00 p-m,, Friday, June 2, at the latest. Purchases for campaigns shall not exceed $10.00. If judged over this amount the candidates may be asked to present receipts of same. A campaign meeting will be organized by the Election’s Committee. A tentative time is Thursday, June 1, at 5.00 p.m. in the Physics Ampitheatre. At this time candidates may present their platform speeches. Elections will be by secret ballot on Monday, June 5th, from 9 to 5. Each candidate should have a representative chosen to help count ballots after the election. It should be noted that freshmen will not be allowed to vote in this election. ~o;lt~ste should be exercised at all times in campaign . Sincerely, The Election’s

Committee

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Especially if you have convicted the wrong man. But, if it is so distasteful, why do the people of the nation permit this principle to exist? “Aha!” cry the righteous citizens, “we must have this fear of execution hanging over us to put down the homicidal instincts in us.” Tell me, honestly now, aside from your conscience and morals, why you don’t murder those you hate? You fear execution? I see. If I could guarantee you life imprisonment instead of execution, would you go out and murder them now? I don’t think so, and on this basis I submit that execution is a no more powerful deterrent than life imprisonment to the average, sane individual. As far as those unfortunates who are deranged, it is highly unlikely that any deterrent would be great enough to restrain them, and I also submit that many murders can be accounted for within this group. The other main argument for execution is justifiable retribution, but this cause is currently subject to heavy ridicule, as it should be. Retribution of this kind is an unfortunate carryover of prehistoric barbarism which accomplishes nothing except to satisfy man’s lust for cruelty. Inevitably, some day, there will be a sufficiently enlightened society which will abolish the principle of execution and improve on the methods of penal reform, instead of being simply institutions of confinement, wherein crime multiplies and spreads throughout. This day can be brought nearer if the government is made increasingly aware of the will of the people concerning this matter. The most direct line of attack is through letters to Justice Minister Fulton, Ottawa, Ontario. Now would be a most opportune time to begin this attack, while a teenage boy in Waterloo County Jail awaits execution within the next few days. Teekay

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Two weeks ago Saturday, the annual Student-Faculty Softball game was held in Waterloo Park. As usual the athletic ability of the students triumphed and they emerged victorious by the lop-sided score of 23-22. Although led by the efforts of a few outstanding athletes, the faculty was definitely outclassed and the outcome was to be expected. After jumping off to a good lead the students became complacent in the handling of the game. The faculty, rallying behind the home run power of Dr. Fryer and Mr. McPherson, began to rouse the already frantic fans to wild displays of enthusiasm over their play. Along with their powerful offensive strength, they were now backing up the fantastic mound performances of Mr. Bounsall and Mr. Stone. Despite this late surge, the faculty fell short of victory and once more the laurels of victory fell upon the heads of our athletic body, and the Sewer Bowl Trophy to the faculty. The faculty, along with their pedagogical talent, proved to the spectators that they are also the possessors of prodigious athletic talent. SOFTBALL: The field to the north-east of the Chemistry Building has been rolled twice and has sunk both times. So far a suitable replacement field has not been located. Until one is found the softball league will have to be temporarily postponed. Athletic reps should organize teams and watch for schedule meeting when a field is located. BOWLING: Special rates of 40~. a line are available for U. of W. students at the Highland Bowl daily until 6.00 p.m., Saturday, until 1.00 p.m. GOLF: Special membership rates for U. of W. students at the Doon Valley and Grand River golf courses. For further information cheek the athletic office. TENNIS: Tennis memberships are available for U. of W. students at the Waterloo Tennis Club. Further information see the athletic office. A reminder to all would-be football players for the fall term. The coach has stated that those concerned should work out during the summer and show up in the fall in fairly good shape. See you in the fall.

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