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REFECTORY DEFICIT AGAIN Changes are l i k e l y i n the Gefeotory. At t h e i r meetings on Tuesday, Jan JOth and on Monday 5th February the Refectory Committee considered a number of plans designed t o reduce the huge d e f i c i t i n the Refectory Budget, A report has been submitted to the 'Governors of the College nhioh, we understand, w i l l be discussed a t t h e i r meeting today ( F r i . ) No d e t a i l s oan be published u n t i l the Governors' decisions have been announced. As the p o s i t i o n i s s t i l l sub judioe a f u l l report on Refectory matters i s held over t i l l the next issue of FELIX. (The reasons f o r the serious s t a t e of the Refectory f inanoes are c l e a r i y analysed i n an a r t i c l e i n the current PHOENIX).

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L.B.D.S. F e s t i v a l The A n n u a l F e s t i v a l o f one a c t p l a y s o r g a n i z e d by l.U.D.S. t a k e s p l a c e n e x t F r i d a y a n d S a t u r d a y (16-17 Feb) a t t h e I n s t , o f Efluc. T h e a t r e , S e n a t e House. I m p e r i a l C o l l e g e Dramatic S o c i e t y a r e p r e s e n t i n g Shaw's " P a s s i o n , P o i s o n and P e t r e f a c t i o n , " on t h e F r i d a y e v e n i n g . For d e t a i l s see n o t i c e b o a r d i n U n i o n . Tickets available f r o m D.R. Knapp, 72, New H o s t e l o r U n i o n R a c k .

DEBATES CONTEST I m p e r i a l C o l l e g e debated w i t h Westminster i n the s e m i - f i n a l o f the i n t e r - c o l l e g i a t e debates c o n t e s t on 7 t h F e b u a r y , ( R e s u l t t o o l a t e f o r p r e s s . I n t h e o t h e r s e m i - f i n a l r o u n d a r e Wye v K i n g s . The f i n a l r o u n d w i l l be p l a y e d i n t h e ULU H u t , B l o o m s b u r y on £2rd F e b u a r y . P P e a r on t h e PHOENIX 5 n o t!i fc e lb o a rid . Anyone who c a n s p a r e a n a f t e r n o o n on o c c a s i o n a l Sundays t o h e l p i n t h e make-up o f F E L I X i s asked t o s i g n a l i s t w h i c h w i l l be d i s p l a y e d t h e r e U

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B e d f o r d and I.C. a t t h e i r j o i n t . D e b a t i n g Soci e t i e s ' m e e t i n g ( p l a y e d away: l o s t 42-23) managed t o say n o t h i n g - q u i t e w e l l and - j u i t e o f t e n , on t h e m o t i o n t o 'Vote no O r c h i d s f o r H i s s B l a n d i s h . ' K i s s M a r y L a v i n e , P r e s i d e n t o f B e d f o r d D.S. was i n t h e c h a i r , a n d t h e d e n i a l o f o r c h i d s was p r o p o s e d by M i s s J e a n Day. J o h n Osborne p r e p a r e d t o oppose, f o r t i f i e d w i t h b e e r f r o m h i s d e s p a t c h box, and t h e n p r o d u c e d EVIDENCE - 1 ) The book ( o f t h e f i l m - o f t h e p l a y - o f t h e b o o k w h i c h *was banned) a n d 2t h e p l a y - o f the book w h i c h was Banned) a n d 2) M i s s B l a n d i s h , i n a 2-dimensional p r o j e c t i o n - selected f r o m 200 o f f e r e d f r o m a n o t a b l e c o l l e c t i o n . M i s s J a q u e l l n e L e i g h seconded, p o i n t i n g out t h e c o m p a r i s o n t h a t , whereas S c a r l e t t O'Hara a n d Amber S t . C l a i r were h e r o i n e s who were p r e p a r e d t o p a y f o r t h e i r a m b i t i o n s , M i s s B. was a mere ( s u b j e c t i v e ) • dummy i n s e v e r a l games - and n o t w o r t h y o f c o m p l i ments a t 10. a s p r a y . Max R e i s c l i n c h e d t h e o p p o s i t i o n s ' case w i t h q u o t a t i o n s f r o m t h e book, some o r c h i d s w h i c h he p r e s e n t e d J o M i s s B. t o keep h e r warm, a n d some r e d h e r r i n g s (such as d i s c u s s i o n o f the o r i g i n a l motion, on d e b a u c h e r y , i n w h i c h B e d f o r d , a p p a r e n t l y , w o u l d ' n t Bacchus.) He t h e n f i n i s h e d t h e b e e r , r a n g e d f r o m oomph t o c a b b a g e s and t i l t e d a t t h e Windm i l l and F o l i e s B e r g e r e s . M r L.G. P a l m e r spoke no l e s s than seven times (from the f l o o r ) ; the hon. o p p o s e r c o i n e d t h e word " i n d i s p i t a b l y " ; The P r e s i d e n t a t one t i m e s a i d h e r members' honour v u I n danger; i t was f o u n d however, on a show o f h-nds, t h a t o n l y 4 p e r s o n s p r e s e n t had r e a d the book. H a l f o f I.C. were t o o l a t e f o r t h e v o t e , b u t o f c o u r s e were i n t i m e f o r t h e r e f r e s h m e n t s , t h e dance, and t h e l a d i e s - w h i c h b e t w e e n them d e v o t e d t h e r e s t of t h e e v e n i n g t o h e a l i n g o u t r a g e o u s m i s f o r t u n e . -

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AGAIN. Jan. 29th,

S i r - The Gloomy J e r e m i a h i n t h e " V i e w p o i n t " c o l umn ( F E L I X J a n . 2 6 t h ) h a s e x p r e s s e d a n o p i n i o n w h i c h we hope i s n o t s h a r e d b y o o n s c i o u s members of t h i s c o l l e g e . To say t h a t London U n i v e r s i t y can o n l y c o n s i s t o f a t h l e t i c r i v a l s a n d a n exami n i n g body i s a d e p r e s s i n g s u r r e n d e r t o t h e d i s advantages o f i t s l a y o u t . The d i f f i c u l t i e s a r e many, but we b e l i e v e t h a t "The U n i v e r s i t y " i s a n e x c e l l e n t s t a r t towards g r e a t e r i n t e g r a t i o n o f the s o c i a l l i f e o f the v a r i o u s c o l l e g e s . It i s up t o a l l s t u d e n t s ( i n c l u d i n g i i . H . ) t o s u p p o r t t h i s f i r s t move. Yours e t c . , S . A . B u r d e t t , A . G u r a , R.F.Weston. Our

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W h i l s t not a g r e e i n g w i t h the views expressed one a d m i t s t h e y f o r m a l e g i t i m a t e c r i t i c i s m and another point of view. 1-I.H.

I.C. U n i o n , Jan. E9th

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S i r - I f t h e a r t i c l e e n t i t l e d 'The P a p e r U n i v e r s i t y ' d e s e r v e s a n a n s w e r a t a l l , i t i s : - Bunkum. P l a c e s a t O x f o r d a n d Cambridge a r e s o u g h t a f t e r , n o t b e c a u s e t h e y p r o v i d e d e g r e e s - b i g g e r and b e t t e r ones can be o b t a i n e d e l s e w h e r e - o r u n i q u e a c c e n t s , f o r w h i c h no E d u c a t i o n i s r e q u i r e d a t a l l (Gaw S t r u t h i but because they a s s o c i a t e th e i d e a of a U n i v e r s i t y with a wider Education. A t s c h o o l t h e c o n t e n t i o n t h a t house s p i r i t s h o u l d be e n c o u r a g e d , a n d s c h o o l s p i r i t d i s c o u r a g e d , w o u l d have been r e c o g n i z e d a s f o l l y by t h e y o u n g e s t o f h e r o worshipping fags. A t I . e . we c a n c l a i m t o p r o v i d e f a c i l i t i e s a s good a s t h o s e o f a n y s m a l l U n i v e r s i t y . But we a r e a l s o members o f a m a j o r U n i v e r s i t y , a n d w h a t e v e r e l s o may o c c u r a t o t h e r m a j o r U n i v e r s i t i e s we a t London s h o u l d e n s u r e t h a t a B.Sc. ( L o n d . ) h a s has n o t o n l y g a i n e d a t e c h n i c a l q u a l i f i c a t i o n b u t a l t o g e t h e r b e n e f i t e d b y . h i s y e a r s a t London U n i v e r sity. h a p p i l y s u p p o r t f o r U.L. i s s t r o n g a t I.C.:and r i g h t l y so, f o r i t ' s a poor C o l l e g e which can't cont r i b u t e i t s f a i r quot a t o w a r d s U n i v e r s i t y a c t i v i t i e s as w e l l a s o r g a n i s e some d e c e n t C o l l e g e ones. Y o u r s s i n c e r e l y , K.J.Brookman, Hon. S e c , U.L. A t h l e t i c C l u b . Our

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S i r - I n a n a r t i c l e a p p e a r i n g i n t h e FELI X of Jan . 2 6 t h , t h e r e was a r e f e r e n c e t o t h e r e c e n t r e f e r e n dum h e l d b y t h e N.U.S. o n a p r o p o s e d d i s a f f i l i a t i o n f r o m t h e I.U.S. ; t h e r e s u l t i s s i g n i f i c a n t . The t o t a l membership* o f t h e N.U.S. i s 105,000, y e t o f t h i s t o t a l o n l y 54,438 ( r o u g h l y 30%) s t u d ents voted; t h i s i s i n d i c a t i v e of the g e n e r a l d i s gust f e l t b y s t u d e n t s a t the b e h a v i o u r of the P r e s i d e n t o f t h e N.U.S. A t t h e C o u n c i l m e e t i n g l a s t November, he a n d o t h e r members t h r e a t e n e d t o c e s i g n b e c a u s e o f t h e d e c i s i o n o f t h e C o u n c i l (757 t o 622) t o r e m a i n a f f i l i a t e d t o t h e I,U.S. Thi3 undemocratic t h r e a t r e s u l t e d i n the present referendum. The i s s u e w i l l be r a i s e d a t t h e n e x t C o u n c i l m e e t i n g t o be h e l d soon and the r e a l w i l l o f the s t u d e n t s , f o r c o n t i n u e d a f f i l i a t i o n , must t r i u m p h . Y o u r s t r u l y , B.G.Bower, B o t a n y P e r t . , RCS.

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I f r e a d e r s remember t h e a r t i c l e t h e y w i l l r e a l i z e t h a t Mr. Brookman's f i r s t p a r a g r a p h i s even more i r r e l e v a n t than i t i s incoherent. I c o u l d n ' t a g r e e more w i t h h i s s e c o n d p a r a g r a p h b u t a t t h e r i s k o f b e i n g drawn by h i s r e d h e r r i n g I m i g h t p c i n t out t h a t f e w s c h o o l s have h o u s e s a s f a r a p a r t a s Holloway C o l l e g e and Woolwich P o l y t e c h n i c . Y o u r c o r r e s p o i n d e n t ' s c l a i m t h a t I.C. s u p p o r t f o r U.L. i s s t r o n g . I dispute t h i s . I n every f i e l d but a t h l e t i c s , a n d I c o v e r e d t h i s p o i n t , t h e f e e l i n g a t I.C. o f U.L.U. i s j u s t s l i g h t l y l e s s t h a n somewhat. I t i s , s h a l l we s a y , e n t r a n c i n g , t o a s k how M r . Brookman i n n o b l e rag e s e i z e s t h i s p e n and b e g i n s , "Sir..." But l i t e r a r y e f f o r t d i s s i p a t e s t h i s f e r v o u r a n d i n t h e warm a f t e r - g l o w o f a w r o n g r i g h t e d Mr. Brookman s i g n s o f f w i t h , " Y o u r s s i n c e r e l y " .

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J a n . 2 7 t h , 1951 S i r - I am a l a r m e d b y t h e l a p s e o f t i m e b e t w e e n t h e w r i t i n g o f Mr- P a u l G. J e f f r e y ' s l e t t e r t o F E L I X o n t h e 8 t h J a n . 1930 a n d i t s i n c l u s i o n i n your l a s t e d i t i o n . I am p l e a s e d t o n o t e , h o w e v e r , t h a t Mr. J e f f r e y h i m s e l f , i s f u l l y aware o f t h e s h o r t c o m i n g s o f t o d a y ' s p o s t a l s e r v i c e s a n d i s t a k i n g no c h a n c e s i n t h a t he h a s a l r e a d y d e s p a t c h e d i n v i t a t i o n s t o s e v e r a l notable p e r s o n a l i t i e s t o attend the B r a i n s T r u s t a r r a n g e d f o r T h u r s d a y , Feb. 2 7 t h . I b e l i e v e t h a t t h e n e x t y e a r i n w h i c h F e b . 27 h a p p e n s t o be a T h u r s d a y w i l l be 1958. Y o u r s f a i t h f u l l y , J . S . K i n g , I.C. U n i o n .

S i r - I t h i n k t h e i n f o r m a t i o n and correspondence i n y o u r c o l u m n c o n c e r n i n g N.U.S., I.U.S. e t c - , o n l y shows how r i g h t I.C. were t o d i s a f f i l i a t e when t h e y d i d . Y o u r s t r u l y , S.H. M e a r n e .

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S i r - I have n o t i c e d o n many o c c a s i o n s t h a t o u r b u s d r i v e r s , a n d I am s u r e many o f o u r v i s i t o r s , h a v e d i f f i c u l t y i n f i n d i n g our s p o r t s ground a t H a r r i n g ton. W h i l s t I am n o t s u g g e s t i n g t h a t we move o u r g r o u n d t o some more p r o m i n e n t s i t e (Hyde P a r k p e r haps?) I t h i n k i t would save f u r t h e r b o t h e r i f a s i g n b o a r d i n d i c a t i n g t h e whereabouts o f the I.C. S p o r t s G r o u n d -were p l a c e d a t t h e c o m e r o f S i p s o n Lane and H a r l i n g t o n H i g h S t r e e t , i . e . on t h e waste p l o t o p p o s i t e the Red L i o n . To c o m p l e t e t h e p i c t u r e we m i g h t e v e n ' s t r a d d l e ' H a r l i n g t o n C o r n e r w i t h t w o s i g n b o a r d s p r e f e r a b l y b e a r i n g t h e emblem o f t h e R.A.Cw o r t h e A.A. J.A. Mossman, GUILDS. (We

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Esteemed S i r , Your r a t h e r d e s p a i r i n g E d i t o r i a l has achieved something. I t h a s i n s p i r e d me - a h u m b l e s e c r e t a r y w o r k i n g f o r a p r o f e s s o r a n d a d e p a r t m e n t amongst t h e e l i t e o f I m p e r i a l C o l l e g e - t o a i r my g r i e v a n ces. Y o u " p r i n t almost a n y t h i n g " - c o u l d I dare t o presume t h a t y o u w o u l d l i s t e n t o t h e woes o f a v e r y u n l e a r n e d young l a d y ? I l i k e fun. But beAs I s a y , I am y o u n g . cause I have not a s c i e n t i f i c b r a i n a n d cannot s t u d y f o r exams., b e c a u s e I c a n n o t w e a r a n I . C . s c a r f , b e c a u s e I may n o t e n t e r t h e s a c r e d p o r t a l s o f t h e I.C. U n i o n a s a member, I am d e n i e d a l l t h e innocent j o y s andp l e a s u r e s t h a t the College provides. Sir, i t i s frustrating! I want t o w a t c h t h e r u g g e r matches and t h e S e r p e n t i n e R e g a t t a . I want e d t o s e e t h e L o w r y Cup b o a t r a c e . I would l i k e t o h e l p c h e e r I.C. t o v i c t o r y i n t h e i r f o o t b a l l a n d h o c k e y games. I l i k e dramatics, a r t , music, philosophy andthe r e s t . I even l i k e b e a r d s t h o u g h I do n o t a s k t o j o i n t h e B e a v e r C l u b ( n o r , But may I h a s t e n t o a d d , w o u l d I be e l i g i b l e ) . a l l I c a n do i s r e a d t h e r e p o r t s i n F E L I X ( d e a r F E L I X ) a n d hope t h a t one g l o r i o u s d a y someone w i l l remember t h e p o o r , p i n i n g s e c r e t a r i e s t h a t a r e i n y o u r m i d s t - ( I was t h i n k i n g p a r t i c u l a r l y o f t h o s e u n d e r 25). W e l l , a n y w a y , I f e e l b e t t e r now! Yours f a i t h f u l l y . "Hopeful" (Miss) (The E d i t o r w o u l d p o i n t o u t t h a t we d o n o t n o r m a l l y p u b l i s h l e t t e r s u n d e r noms de p l u m e u n l e s s f u l l name a n d a d d r e s s a r e e n c l o s e d . Would M i s s "Hopef u l " k i n d l y supply these d e t a i l s ( p l u s telephone • number) a t h e r e a r l i e s t c o n v e n i e n c e . They w i l l , o f c o u r s e , be t r e a t e d w i t h the s t r i c t e s t c o n f i d e n c e )


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