QUEEN MOTHER COMES THURSDAY HER OWN REQUEST Her ATMajesty Queen Elizabeth, the
Queen Mother, will only meet student officers of Imperial College Union and a member of the Biochemistry Department at tea on Thursday. 4 November. Prior to this she will officially open the Biochemistry Department.
Sir Andrew Bryan accepts his Fellowship of Imperial College from Lord Sherfield.
NOTTING HILL AGAIN ACCEPTED 'TWO PEOPLE were elected unopposed to the Ents. Commiittee, a change in the Constitution was passed (" This is serious" said Molam), and this year's Carnival Charity was chosen, at the first Union meeting of the Session. reading," uem. con. If this last motion is passed once The meeting opened, late as usual, and after the regular business was more with a two thirds majority, those summarily disposed of, Dr. Weale six members of the Council which gave the financial report for the last previously have been constituent Colyear, and was given a vote of thanks. lege representatives, need no longer Pam Pocock and Alan Friend were b; equally distributed between the returned to Entertainments Committee, Colleges. and a constitutional change, proposed The rest of the time was devoted by the President, was given a lir.J to a virulent debate on the selection of the Carnival Charity. Ken West gave a passionate rehearsal of the evils which the NottingHill Housing Trust seeks to remedy, and David Reich gave a very competent delivery of h/s perennial speech in favour of the Imperial Cancer ReJN T H E PAPER ballot following search Fund. The most novel charity the IC Union Meeting on was the Family Planning International Campaign, proposed by Graham Thursday week a tie arose for Thompson, Chairman of the Huxley elimination between the Notling Society. Hill Housing Trust and the ImThe speeches from the floor brought perial Cancer Research Fund. up the obvious bogey-man—the feelThe second was eliminated by use ings of the Catholics, inside and outof the second choices of those in side the College, on the question of favour of the Family Planning Inter- family planning. In fact we heard national Campaign, after three re- more about the vices and virtues of FPIC, than of either other charity. counts. The most moving speech, from a The voting figures were :— Roman Catholic housewife who FP1C 142 NHHT 126 66 practices Family Planning, received ICRF 126 45 much applause, from the floor. On the second ballot in which the Chris Hocking, representing the votes for Cancer Research were re- Carnival Committee, spared us the distributed, Notting Hill drew ahead usual platitudes about all pulling toby 204 votes to 181 in favour of gether whatever the charity—he told us to choose Cancer Research. Family Planning.
JN HIS DELIVERY at the Commemoration Day ceremony the Rector was to have declaimed the Government for a false sense of values. Due to indisposition, however, the text of Sir Patrick Linstead's speech had to be read last Thursday by the Pro-Rector, Sir Owen Saunders. He spoke of the six-month postponement of the starting dates of " buildings in the public sector " as a grievous disappointment. Three major projects and some smaller ones had been stopped or thrown into doubt. These were a part of a long-term plan to provide a balanced technological education at the highest level. "To hold up this development was surely the falsest of economies." The extent to which IC contributed to public work was shown by the way " Whitehall seems to look rather frequently across Westminster from Big Ben to the Queen's Tower. " This country had a balance of payments to meet in human gold reserve too, and should not allow its stock to become depleted. On Friday Felix was unable to obtain any comment from Government Departments or Labour or Conservative Party Headquarters. Other Commemoration Day news back page.
How The Voting Went
He was disappointed—the show of hands was indecisive, and under the system of balloting employed, the charity chosen was the Notting Hill Housing Trust.
The exponent for Family Planning exhibits his wares Comment—p. 4. Chris Hocking and the Carnival —p. 5.
W h i t e Magicians in Flying Saucers
By Peter Combes " Q A N WE PRESERVE PEACE ?" That was the subject to be discussed at Communist Socie'y meeting last Tuesday evening. ATOMIC POWER is not as new as it seems. This was one of the But the subjects actually discussed varied from Welsh Culture to Neville Chamberlain. observations heard at the meeting of the Aetherius Society on instead of talking about peace in the The speaker, Ken Knox, Chairman Monday, 25th October, present day they went back t o the which also discovered atomic power, of the Kensington and Chelsea CounFirst W o r l d War. The talk was given by the founder dragged himself from the atomic slime cil for Peace in Viet v.in, started the Over coffee the arguments warmed of the Society who was given his in- and founded the civilisation o f meeting off by attacL.rj the belief of up, and from the First they progresformation by the voices of space. Atlantis. Again, atomic power was the inevitability of war. He mainsed to the Second W o r l d W a r ; here The speaker detailed the history of discovered and the civilisation destained that peace would be preserved. the Speaker came into his element and man, beginning with his occupation of troyed, but not before the interplaneT h e socialist countries, he said, began on a long analysis o f the acthe planet between M a r s and Jupiter. tary intelligence had intervened and were the main forces for peace. U n tions and motives of Neville ChamberThe discovery of thermonuclear power; removed the while magicians in Hying fortunately he could not give much lain at M u n i c h . T h i s proved absorbpower from the hydrogen atom resaucers to Mars. M a n then formed his evidence to back up this statement. ing, but at 10.30 the T h i r d W o r l d leasing all its energy instead o f the present civilisation. His talk was well presented and apW a r had not been reached and this mere fraction available today, destThe Earth, however, has suffered peared interesting but did not contain was put off for another day. r o y e d their world when an atom of for long enough now and is beginning very much that was concrete to verify hydrogen was explodedâ€”completely to get the energy she is entitled to. Ken West, Vice-President of his statements. iisintegrating the planet. T h i s w i l l result eventually i n 100 Afterwards the audience of seven R.C.S. proposing the Notting M i l l i o n s of lifestreams were released per cent bombardment of the earth put forward their views. But these into the astral world through this Hill Housing Trust at this year's by ultra-violet and cosmic rays. soon wandered from the point and ;atastrophe. W i t h rebirth necessary, Those among us who are sufficiently Carnival Charity at I.C. Union til other planets apart from Earth advanced to progress into the great Meeting. jnsuitable, the Earth was approached millennium w i l l be hardened to enN H H T won by 23 votes ind duly gave her permission. dure this, the rest w i l l be removed to After man had been reincarnated, a distant part of the G a l a x y to start le built up another great civilisation life again. G. BOLCH
PETE A N D DUD A T GLAD RAG BALL A C C O R D I N G TO London Students Carnival, proposed highlights of this year's London University Carnival (expected to take place November 1st to 20th) is the " Glad Rag Ball" which would feature star groups (as yet unnamed), and an hour long cabaret, with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore. Theatre to put on a " student show," This Ball would be expected to proand to hire one or two of the Classic fide most of the profits for the Carcinemas for special film shows. A lival (i5,000 according to Chairman, debate in Senate House w i l l be teleVlax Williams), only ÂŁ1,000 being vised, and street collections are :xpected from the other events. planned with busking musicians. T o avoid last year's " Six B e l l s " The doubt referred to in the last iasco, an all night beer cellar under issue o f L S C still exists, but our i central L o n d o n car showroom is latest information suggests that it w i l l planned, and, more ambitiously, a go ahead, despite the boycott by the lance i n the Park Lane underground six largest colleges, and the bad 3ar Park, featuring the A n i m a l s . accounting of its organisation last It is hoped to acquire a West E n d year.
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CHRISTIANITY IN INDUSTRY " T H E CHURCH is an introverted organisation only concerned with the faithful few." This opinion was disputed in a recent weekend course at Luton Industrial College.
By Chris Evans pOLLOWING ITS HIGHLY successful tour, the Gilbert and Sullivan Society's production of " The Mikado " returns to College for four nights on November 9th-12th.
Seven I.C. men attended the course whose theme was " Industry." The eleven lectures in the course ranged understanding " to " Shop Stewards." Besides giving a background knowledge of industry , the course also showed how the Methodists are getting to grips with society in all its problems. The College is centred at the Industrial Mission which combines community centre, College and Church, providing a good example of the Church involving itself in the problems of an industrial town. Other problems dealt with were those of management, trade unions, economy control and general ones of industrial relations. The Warden of the College, the Rev. Bill Gowland also gave lectures on contemporary society and the r61e of industrial chaplains. There is another course for University Students, from the 4th-6th February for anyone interested. N I J E L HARDWICK 1
Seaford's Dog William Received a Ruff at the Last Mines Union Meeting.
DANGERS OF SCIENCE
Selected by PAUL SMITH and CHRIS LAMPARD
by G A R T H SIMPSON
RISING DAMP ^ S SCIENTISTS and technologists we were warned of the dangers THE THROWING of water is to of the scientific approach of " accurate and dispassionate obserbe banned at future A.G.M.'s of Northampton College Union. After vation " to more intangible human problems. the last A.G.M. floor tiles were found For example, how could this type to have swollen, causing the floor to of approach do anything but prove all men were not alike and perhaps even rise by two inches. unequal? The Cold War was cited • * * as another example of man's inability LYCEUM NOT FOR U.C, to observe his fellow men with insight U.C. UNION entertainments com1,400 OF THE £5,000 set aside for gained from knowledge of himself. mittee has had to turn down an offer ...the new Sports Centre has already by the Lyceum in the Strand of a free Mr. E. F. Schumacher, Economic been spent by the Union and if seems ballroom, because of the impossibility Advisor and Director of Statistics of the National Coal Board, was speak- likely that a further £1,700 will be lost of" booking a star attraction, and the ing in the second of a series of Gene- in a similar way this year. likelihood of not fulfilling the only It is unlikely that the money allocondition, the sale of more than 800 ral Studies lectures on Tuesday, 26th, cated will last longer than next year. tickets. Mr. Schumacher began by classsi*• # * fying observation and understanding By this time it is hoped to have reached agreement with the College NO LABOUR ORGANISATION? into four distinct fields:—man's unauthorities for more income. LONDON School of Economics derstanding of himself, man's external It is dubious whether the College may soon be without an official Laobservation of other people and the bour Party Organisation. The Chairworld about him, man's understanding fees which include Union fees—can be raised for some time to come and man has resigned in order to join the of other people's minds, and man as newly formed Socialist Society, claimobserved by other people. He attribu- consequently increased income cannot be expected from this source. ing that the Labour Society is turning ted the wars and .misunderstandings into " A receptacle for Transport of the latter centuries to man's inabilty BARBER-BEAUMONT House Twits." Many other committee to develop these four facets equally. RETURNED members haye also resigned. During question time Mr. SchumaTHE BUST OF BarbeP-Beaumont * * -* cher was quick to point out that which was taken by certain men of SO THIS IS DEMOCRACY? Freud's theories, based only on R.C.S. in lieu of a Q.M.C. trophy was STUDENTS in Rhodesia now have clinical observations of his fellow returned on the 26th after threats of to sign a pledge to abstain frc|m kind, were, in his opinion, rather politics before they can receive a state limited. He even suggested that in " Return our bust by 4.30 or we shall inform the police." grant. They have to promise not the not too distant future students of The mistake was made when stuto join any political organisation, not psychology would not regard his condents at QJM.C. were seen to be to take part in any canvassing and tribution as very significant. bowing to the bust, and it was assumed not to display any placards. Furthermore, Freud's concept of the it was something of importance. " Inner Mystique of Man" was by no means original, in fact all the STOLEN BEER NORTHERN Polytechnic have now ancient religions had accepted the had five crates of beer stolen from existence of an intangible part of a THE MASCOT OF the Battersea the Union during dances since the man's character in the old adage Teachers' Training College—whose beginning of term. No official action " Know Thyself." Freudians take loss last fortnight was attributed to note ! ! has yet been taken. I.C. Students—is in fact believed to have been stolen by members of St. Mark's and St. John's College, Chelsea. PAIGNTON BEAVEK A MOTION proposing the adoption of a beaver from Paignton Zoo, as a living representation of their Mascot " Beaver" was defeated at Barry Mair—has started contacting TWELVE MEMBERS of Dramsoc a meeting of London School of Ecosome local " digs" with a view to went to see " Richard II" at the nomics Union. It was suggested that helping students looking for someNottingham Playhouse. This Theatre the five guineas annual expenditure where to live. He will put a list of has a circular auditorium and was entailed would have been a " frivolous vacancies up regularly on the notice designed to look good at the expense waste of money." board in the Union Office. People of functioning well. jr * * wishing to advertise spare places in The play itself was marred by unMALE/FEMALE RATIO flats, etc. may also pin up notices free balanced casting; John Neville's very QUOTE from Girl Fresher on Male/ of charge in the same place. In future sensitive performance being offset by Female ratio at Northampton Col- no notices of this type will be disinexperienced actors who found lege. " It dccsn't worry me half as played in the Union Buildings. Shakespeare's poetry too restricting. much as it. does the men."
Union on a Shoestring
STUDENT WELFARE OFFICER
This first tour attempted by the Society, proved a near overwhelming problem in organisation. A cast and orchestra of fifty stayed in caravans at Folkestone for a week to do five shows. Response to the production was both enthusiastic and appreciative, the last two nights being really full houses. The cast was strong throughout and glaring weaknesses usually found in college productions were missing. After the show, new records for removing make-up and getting to the pub were set up. The Mayor thanked us by letter, expressing the appreciation of many of the residents. In spite of excellent accounts in the West Country press, audiences were poor in Bristol, but the choice of venue was open to criticism. Nevertheless, it was a highly enjoyable tour and we hope to visit Folkestone again next summer. New members, particularly basses and tenors, are always welcome, ladies are usually in the majority. Future plans after " The Mikado" include " H.M.S. Pinafore" and " Trial by Jury " next term. Rehearsals will take place on Thursdays at 7.30 in the Concert Hall. Come along, or contact J. R. Ault, Room 57, New Beit Hall.
MODEL AIRCRAFT RALLY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17th, saw the end of the model aircraft flying season for this year, when I.C.M.A.C. sponsored the last big control line rally. The meeting was well supported, there being a large number of entries from clubs in the London area, and from as far afield as Coventry and Luton. Two events were held—"combat" (a sort of miniature dog-fight) and " rat-race " (for the speed fiends). The final of the rat racing competition, run over 10 miles, was won at an average speed of 110 m.p.h. between pit-stops ! Two members of the British team at the European championships at Brussels this year, entered the combat event, and despite fast failing light the finalists put up a very fine show. D.M.K. & J.T.
GUINNESS SENSATION SUPER-COOLED Guinness is now on sale in the Union Bar at 4d. a pint less than it cost last term, when there was a fault in the cooling system.
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Union's Honorary Treasurer, however, tells me that O N L Y T W O have i n fact topped ÂŁ2,000. Recent Carnivals have raised : â€” 1965 Notting H i l l Housing Trust ÂŁ2,417 ÂŁ2,211 1964 National Mental Health Appea l 1963 Freedom F r o m Hunger Campaign ÂŁ1.673 W a r O n Want ÂŁ1,126 1962 1961 Oxfam ÂŁ877 1960 W o r l d Refugee Y e a r ÂŁ600 W o r l d University Service ÂŁ636 1959 F r o m these figures it should follow that this College is capable of raising ÂŁ3,000 this year for charity (especially considering the recently increased undergraduate maintenance grants). Our unsuitable Ca r n i v al C h a i r m a n must be pushedâ€”not merely by student opinion, but also by their active participation. ÂŁ3,000 is not an .-'easy goalâ€”but i t is feasible. We did not expect to raise anything like ÂŁ2,000 for N o t t i n g H i l l last yearâ€”but we did. Apart from money, we can help the Trust by labour. A n d should a l l this lead to a successful Carnival, then the U n i o n may feel justly proud. But if this year's Carnival does not raise even ÂŁ2,000, the fault will lie squarely on the shoulders of the Carnival Chairmanâ€”not on those of the members of the Union who failed to give him the support he needs.
Childish Sport and Morphy Day
UOW C H I L D I S H it was of G u i l d s U n i o n a fortnight ago to debag I C ' â€˘'â€˘Deputy President Chris M o l a m , " t r y " h i m for desertion to M i n e s , " hang " h i m i n Prince's Gardens, and attempt to " bury him at sea " in the Round Pond ! However, behind: the irresponsible facade of constituent college union meetings there lurks deadly earnest. This instance was unique in that it brought the four unions together. Moreover, it gave the shy, retiring President of RCS, Mike Scott, the boost he so badly needed, by his appointment as JCS CARNIVAL took a backward step at thefirstIC Union Meetof justice upon the accused. ing of the term, on 21 Oct. For here, this year's Carnival Chair- The administrator constituent college union officers persistently announce that their union man, Chris Hocking, tried to blackmail the members oi the Union is the greatest. But confidentially, they may tell you, there is one greater â€”IC U n i o n . They believe that I C U can only be strong i f C & G U , into supporting his favoured charity. R C S U and R S M U are also strong. I f a l l are weakâ€”which, thank goodness, What this supposedly " impartial" gentleman did in effect was to say that if they are n o t â€” I C U too is weak. If only one is powerful, I C U does not the Meeting voted in support of either the Family Planning International exist. Campaign or the Notting Hill Housing Trust, then they would have to A n d so to M o r p h y D a y â€” t o d a y . Obviously, i f two Unions are represented on find a new committee to run the 1965/6 Carnival. Putney towpath i n ludicrously small numbers, the whole fun of flour The Ca r n i v al C h a i r m a n is appointedâ€”by a Board of Student Officers upon the missiles and mutual debagging is lost, and these activities could well recommendation of his outgoing predecessorâ€”as a policymaker o n the backfire onto the innocent general public. way i n which the C a r n i v a l is run. H e has n o sayâ€”other than as an A n y incidentsâ€”such as have occurred i n the pastâ€”like . . . two old ladies i n a ordinary member of the U n i o n â€” i n determining which charity his comcar terrorised, another knocked down . . . a small boy's balloons delibermittee should work for. B u t a n official position is difficultâ€”if not ately burst . . . traffic delayed . . . cars turned round . . . firstly give impossibleâ€”to shed. the College a bad nameâ€”so spoiling your chances of obtaining a responH o c k i n g that Thursday abused his position. Asked t o speak as Ca r n i v al sible careerâ€”then i n turn weaken I C U n i o n and the constituent college Chairman, instead of saying that it d i d not really matter which charity unions. was elected a n d appealing f o r helpers whichever won, he proceeded to The strength of IC Union lies in the competition between the constituent divulge his personal views. college unions, and its weakness in the ill-treatment of bystanders. So Hocking poisoned more people against.the Carnival than he gained supporters. this year exhaust yourself infirst-class" sport" at Putney, and travel from N o t only was H o c k i n g far fr o m impartial, but he was also peculiarly i l l and to South Kensington peacefully and responsibly. You will get odd informed. A t the U n i o n Meeting he stated that he could not recall an looksâ€”but they will at least be ones of curiosity, not displeasure. IC Charity Ca r n i v al that had raised less than ÂŁ2,000. D r . iCen Weale, the
False Steps from the Chair
BALLOT DOUBTS AS REPORTED IN this issue of â€˘**-Felix, in the voting for the Carnival Charity the second preferences of tnose who voted for the Family Planning International Campaign, were used to decide between the ANGRY ABOUT other two charities, which tied for SOMETHING ? second place. D O N T WASTE all that beautiful I would suggest that this was a invective on the barmaidâ€”FELIX mis-interpretation of the wishes of the welcome sletters on almost any topic. voters. I myself, for example, put the Drop them in our pigeonhole in the F.P.l.C. as my first choice and, to Union Lower Lounge. guard against its coming third in the first ballot, Notting Hill as my second choice. I definitely did not intend this second vote to be used to decide between the two other charities. Had \ SHOULD LIKE to take the I known that this would be done in opportunity to thank, through the interests of my first choice, I your columns, the members and merely exercising his own individuFor those still interested in the would not have given a second one. supporters of the T. H. Huxley work of F.P.l.C I would recomment ality and ethical and moral viewpoints Surely it would have been more in complete privacyâ€”and consethe Huxley Society's " Population Society, who gave their vote to the quently offending nobodyâ€”but the in- reasonable to have used the second Control Week," 22nd to 26th NovemFamily Planning International ber,-when truder who is imposing a set of ques- preferences of those who voted for speaker meetings, slide and Campaign as their choice for film shows on the subject of F.P.l.C. tionableâ€”minority heldâ€”-moral codesN.H.H:T. and Cancer Research to upon him. for his own self-gratifica- decide between themâ€”this at any Carnival Charity at the last Union and OXFAM will further advertise rate would have been nearer to the meeting. As there was only twenty- these aspects of the population explo- tion. I abhor this situation ; we are ideas of voters at the meeting. forced to be social animals most of sion. three votes separation in the final P. M. RU HEM ANN, the day, therefore is it not right and GRAHAM THOMSON Chairman Comsoc. result. I think we can feel well proper that each of us should have (Chairman, Huxley Society). his own small part of the world where satisfied with our efforts. he can act as (he sees fit However, now that a choice has I was, consequently, alarmed to see been made, I hope that all members N view of the long lunch-hour Southside's gates permanefly shut of the. Union will respect the maqueues, that have actually inthis term. I wonder if this is the jority decision and give their full supcreased since I came last year, and th* port to the 'Carnival organisersr. \\AVING READ in last fort- prelude to far grerater restrictions on apparent shortage of Mooney's staff night's issue of Felix that one our liberty; possibly scouts patrol- to deal with this situation, I draw tnj ling the halls or one may even specu- attention of Imperial College students if like g "unacceptable" Hall resident had late the existence of closed circuit and especially those queue-frustrated i a c been replaced, and making the television monitoring our rooms. freshers among them to a nearby re !"#$%! obvious assumption, one is ineviThis prying and forced conformity fectory (self-service of course) at 15 a d tably disturbed by this persistent in our private affairs must stop. It Princes Gardens (only five minutes' &'( e is decidedly wrong that the warden intrusion into one's personal pri- of a Hall can enter a person's room walk from the Union) where better meals-, are served at equally cheap vacy. without the occupier's consent at any prices. surely the person at fault is not hour and on any pretext whatsoever. GEORGE BARAMKI, *+*, ./ 1231451 7 the resident of the room, who is B. PILCHER, 6 1a ) e - e 0 Physics II
CHRIS HOCKING Interviewed by Dick Waterman \ A / H A T IS the purpose of the Carnival as a whole and in particular Rag Week ? Obviously, the Carnival is organised solely to raise as much money for our chosen charity as possible. We have decided to experiment by having a Rag Week this few more committee members. A l s o , year as it was found that only assistance is needed to suggest ideas £170 (apart from the procession) for the stunts and to carry them out. was collected outside I.C. last If anyone is interested they should contact Roger C o o k , Commando year. Leader, 17, O l d Beit or Barry Boddy. We believe that R a g Week w i l l Botany II. raise a far greater amount, and w i l l How much money do you expect to also relieve some of the pressure on raise, and what expenses will be inthe C a r n i v a l organisers and helpers curred? (luring Carnival week as we shall not The target for the C a r n i v a l is £3000, p j collecting outside college during £700 of which it is hoped w i l l come Carnival week. from R a g Week. T h e expenses f o r What events w i l l be taking place Rag Week w i l l be very small indeed, during R a g Week? another good argument for its addiRag Week w i l l mainly consist of tion to I.C.'s activities. collections outside L C , as too many Do you realise that at the I.C. organised events i n College would, i n Union Meeting you antagonised the part, defeat its purpose. There w i l l be, however, two hops, one on the majority of those present by your destructive comments on the charities first day of R a g Week, 6th Nov., and proposed? the other on 13th N o v . I d i d not realise at the time that I Stunts organised by the C a r n i v a l annoyed the people at the meeting, Commandos w i l l fill most of the but I do not think I made destructive week's timetable: tw o of the ideas already suggested are—putting a large banner round the G . P . O . tower and the invasion of the stage of a West E n d Theatre by students carrying banners. Is help needed by yo.:r Committee to run any of the event:, i n R a g Week and i f so, who should st_Jents wishing to assist contact ? We do need a great deal of help. This year's Carnival Committee is comprised mainly o f students new to this type of work, and we still need a
comments about the charities. A l l I expressed was the view of the Carnival Committee, but now that a charity has been chosen the Committee w i l l , nevertheless, be putting i n a tremendous amount of work to ensure that the Carnival w i l l be at least as great a success as last year's. When I said that part of the C o m -
The Carnival Chairman, right, answering questions last Wednesday night. mittee would resign i f F.P.I.C. was chosen, I di d mean only part of the Committee. I do not wish the charity to suffer through m y misunderstood statements at the meeting.
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AACHEN THANKS Y}EAR FELLOWS, After our splendid visit to London we all have reached Aachen again in good health and still better mood, in remembrance to your so very kind way of looking after us and what was good for us. At this place we want to express once again our feelings of great grace for all of you, who had such an active part in doing all things we enjoyed so much. Thank you very, very much ! ERNST S1NGLEMAN NICK F. F. X. NEUWAHL JOSEPH GERRARD Aachen Technischen HochsOhule.
PROPAGANDA ? \\JHILE READING the papers in the I.C. lounge today, I came across several copies of a Pakistan morning paper, "Dawn," which had obviously been placed there on purpose. A large majority of like items in the paper were concerned with the " Indian aggression on Pakistan." Placed at several other strategic points in the lounge were Pakistan Government publications, such as " India's War on Pakistan," etc. The content of these is not difficult to guess. Whatever one's views on the political situation in the Indian subcontinent, such action is to be deplored. The point is not that, to say the least, these publications gave a very one-sided account of the situation, but that the Union Lounge is not the place for the dissemination of propaganda. Tnose concerned are entirely at liberty to make their point of view known by holding a public meeting. Since it is easy to guess who are the authors of this action, it is hoped that Union officials will take steps to prevent the recurrence of such happenings. R. KUMAR, Physics I.
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The Board's representatives will be visiting this College on the following dates when they will be pleased to meet you to discuss career opportunities. Further details obtainable from your Appointments Officer. Physicists Jan 14, Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Feb, 2. Metallurgists, Mathematicians, Cremical Engineers and Chemists March 1.
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S T U D E N T S ' LIVING CONDITIONS-2 In this second feature we have attempted to show something of the life of students in hall. Next we will follow up with some statistics on the living conditions and activities of I C students. These figures are now being gathered by Kanta Polls. — A Report by John Cawson, Claire Souter, Tony Firshman and Richard Mitchell. , ;., ,. , ,
young city workers, some of whom are studying part time in different colleges. There are only four university students in the hostel which is run more like the boarding house of a school than the other halls which we visited.
Built His Own Room " HTHE S T A N D A R D O F comfort and amenities here is better than in any other hall I know," says Paul, a postgraduate Plant Pathologist, who has a stereotyped room on the eighth floor of Tizard H a l l . He added however, that there are serious defects in design—he helped to build the place !—and the staircase system does not really work. He pays £2 10s. Od. a week for a well-furnished, centrally-heated room, with a good view. One landing—eifht people—boasts one bath, one shower,, and two lavatories. There are free laundry facilities, the r o o m is cleaned
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The residents have to make and serve supper on a rota system and it was David's turn when we visited h i m . T h i s job although not too difficult has to be done under the eyes of a watchful " prefect."
daily, and the linen changed weekly. Paul finds the laundry tends to be overcrowded, but there is supposed to be a booking system. H e spends £3 a week on food. Visitors are allowed at any time of the day, but are expected to leave by a reasonable hour i n the evening. T h e definition of " reasonable" is the responsibility of the student, as long as it agrees w i t h the authorities' definition. The kitchen on the G a l l e r y F l o o r is too small for any selfj-respecting chef, but a small number of kettles is provided, and the rooms are fitted with 13 amp. power points so that coffee can be brewed i n rooms. T i z a r d T a l l has the use of Southside's U n i o n amenities—bar, lounge, T . V . etc. Every Tuesday and Thursday evenings the residents meet for a chat over coffee, called the Buttery H o u r . Internal and external 'phones are provided on the G a l l e r y floor, w i t h a separate system f r o m there to the landings. There are regulations concerning the sticking of pictures on walls, to which Paul is w i l l i n g to conform, but he is unable to accept responsibility for the activities of his grape-vine ! T h e greatest advantage of l i v i n g i n hall, he considers, is the negligible travel times to and f r o m the College.
With film societies, photographic clubs the hostel tries to be self contained. There are certificates telling how HYELM has won numerous dahlia-growing contests which are displayed in a case in the hall. The hostel was set un i n 1928 as a limited company and is non-profitmaking. It is now administered by a warden-secretary who is responsible for admissions. It is a difficult place to get into as most residents are recommended on a friend of a friend basis and good character references have to be supplied. Once i n , though, the physical conditions are reasonable. G o o d library facilities and games rooms are provided, and there is a rugby club for the less sedentary. .Meals are provided, with the exception of weekday lunches, and the only extra that D a v i d has to pay for is heating i n his room—sixpence i n the slot for a gas fire. F o r someone accustomed to life in one of the college halls some of the restrictions would appear irksome. Visitors out by eleven. N o girls up to your room. N o key to the front door. If D a v i d returns late then he has to throw stones at trie windows of other residents until someone comes and lets h i m i n .
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"THREE IN ONE ROOM. David, a first year engineer, shares his room with a dentist and a specialist in ladies' underwear. The Home for Young Employees of Limited Means is a private hostel in Hampstead.
" \ A / H E N I C O M P A R E Beit with women's accommodation in other universities, I think how lucky we are." Susan is a 2nd year Icwarian who has had the same room in hall for both
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She was especially fortunate to gzt into hall last year as she was the first fresher woman to be alloted a place. She admits to not being a great social mixer but by being i n Beit she has taken more part i n University life than she had previously anticipated. She is now on the R.C.S. union council and is S.C.C. secretary. " I'm really pleased w i t h everything here—it couldn't be better." Susan's room is slightly larger than standard and being on the 4th floor annex affords her more privacy and quiet than the other girls on the 3rd floor. A s i n a l l the I.C. halls her room is serviced daily and she has full laundry facilities. The cooking facilities are less adequate—the 23 girls i n Beit share 6 gas rings. T his means that they cannot execute their prowess in the kitchen to its greatest advantage. They are further handicapped i n the culinary field by having no refrigerators. W e asked Susan whether it worried her to share a hall with men. She replied, " I never think about i t . " " N o overnight visitors—rarely a handicap." H e r only complaint was that the Prince Consort R o a d Traffic was very disturbing, especially i n the mornings.
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FELIX easy on regulations.
Feature This menace, however, she has almost remedied by the simple purchase of 60 pairs of ear plugs (Boots' own of course) per term.
Long Walk Home INTERNATIONAL HALL where Colin lives is one of the halls operated by the University of London. In many ways these halls are similar to the Imperial College halls but are slightly less
Visitors must be signed in and out, and leave by eleven. Colin suggested that this rule is difficult but not impossible to avoid. The hostel can boast a bar which, in common with other university h Us regularly makes a loss. Its other facilities include a television room and book and record libraries. Unfortunately meals are paid for in the rent of £6 a week. This means that when Colin eats at IC in order to spend an evening at college he is, in effect, paying for his meal twice. "Anyway the food at International Hall is below Mooney standards." Cooking facilities are meagre with only one kettle and electric ring for a. whole landing. The room is fairly small (8 ft. x 14 ft.) and there is no washbasin but these are not the main problems—• " The big disadvantage of this place is the Nurses* Hostel opposite, they tend to be intolerant of eccentricities in students." International Hall is about half an hour away from college by tube or else it takes one hour to walk the distance from Russell Square. Colin prefers to walk.
T O P RIGHT;—David doing supper duty; if he fails to turn up on time there will be a ten shilling fine. LEFT:—Southside Halls provide a high standard of luxury. RIGHT:—International Hall is one of the halls of London University.
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FELIX Smith Baths from 6.30 p.m. Dancing C l u b Classes. Latin American at 7.00 p.m. and Jive and Rock at 8.15 p.m. i n the Concert H a l l , U n i o n Building. The Effect of Drugs o n the B r a i n . Prof. P. B. Bradley, D:pt. of Exptl. Neuropharmacology, t niversity of Birmingham. 7.30 R o o m 608, Elec. Eng. Dept.
Y M o r p h y D a y — " P u n c h - u p " at Putney. Natural History S o c i e t y — w i l l meet at 5.30 p.m. i n the Botany Lecture Theatre. I.C. Literary S o c i e t y — M m e . AnneM a r i e Matley w i l l be speaking on "Jean-Paul Sartre and Existentialism," 7.30, Staff C o m m o n R o o m . L e v e l 6, Electrical Engineering Building. M o r p h y D a y S t o m p — I . C . Jazz C l u b proudly presents the first stomp of the year. '8-11 p.m. Southside M a i n D i n i n g H a l l . A d m i s s i o n Is, 6<L for members; 2s. 6d. for non-members.
Y . . . A b o r t i o n — D e b a t i n g Society; D r . Eustace Chesser is proposing " That this house believes that abortion should be available to prospective unmarried mothers on the N a t i o n a l Health Service." 1.15. Concert H a l l . G l i d i n g C l u b — w i l l meet i n room 254, Aeronautical Engineering B u i l d ing at 5.45 p.m. R.C.S. Astronomical Society—A lecture w i l l be given on " Introductory Astronomy " by M . Waterworth, i n Physics lecture theatre 2, at 6.30. A l l welcome. International Relations C l u b — " The Reconstruction of K o r e a " — a talk by Sir A r t h u r Rucker, K . C . M . G . — S i r Arthur is an expert on> the problem of aid to developing countries and was formerly Agent-General to the U . N . Korea n Reconstruction Agency and Deputy Agent of the International R e fugee Organisation. T h e U . N . K . R . A . film " The L o n g J o u r n e y " w i l l be shown. Coffee and discussion. 7.30 — S o u t h s i d e — a l l welcome.
Y S Firewonss at Harlington—Bonfire, Fireworks and the " K i k o S i x " — Blues G r o u p . F i l m Society presents— " T h e L i f e of A d o l f H i t l e r " at 7.15 p.m. i n the Concert H a l l . F o l k Dancing C l u b — a l l are welcome at 7.15 p.m. i n the U n i o n Snack Bar.
Y R a g Week—November, 6-13—See notices for the week's activities. R.C.S. Astronomical Society—A visit tto the planetarium has been arranged at a special reduced entrance charge of 2s. Meet there at 1.30—(underground : Baker Street,) everyone welcome. The Society is rebuilding the observatory dome—support is urgently required and any help w i l l be extremely welcome. 10.00 a.m. i n the Advanced Physics 1st F l o o r L a b Chemistry Dept. R a g Week H o p — U n i o n B u i l d i n g — 8-11.
Y The Paradox of Grace—The Revd. Ivor Smith Cameron—St. Augustine's, Queen's Gate at 9.00 a.m. University of L o n d o n Presbyterian and Congregational Society — hold meetings every Sunday. F u l l details are on the notice board i n the U n i o n Building, or contact L . H e r o n , c/o Mech. Eng. Huxley Society— holds several informal discussion meetings each Sunday at 2.30. Everyone is welcome to. come along and invited to air their views on the topic. See the Huxsoc board for details. L o n d o n to' Brighton Veteran C a r R a l l y — C o m e and support B o ! Jewish. Society presents—an " Israeli Folksong E v e n i n g " i n the Southside upper lounge at 8.00 p.m. Everyone is welcome and if you want to join i n , bring your guitars and voices along as well. 6/-. L
Y 8 l . C . Christian Unioai—are showing
Compiled by Mike Smith the film " Fact & F a i t h " R o o m 266 Aero. Eng. B u i l d i n g at 1.10 p.m. Refreshments are available. Underwater C l u b — w i l l meet at 6.00 p.m. outside the U n i o n to be at the Great Smith Street Baths for 6.30 p.m. Dancing Club—classes—Latin American at 7.00 p.m. and Jive & Rock r.t 8.15 p.m. i n the Concert H a l l , U n i c n Building. Toe 12 Blessings & the 3rd Satellite — T h e Twelve Blessings are a set of 12 mystic practices and teachings given by the Master Jesus i n 1958. The 3rd Satellite is a vast space craft which comes into orbit o f the Earth annually to help man enhance his spiritual practices by 3,000 t i m e s — The Aetherius Society Group—7.30 in the Botany Lecture Theatre. Problems of Science & Engineering in the Forseeab!e Future—Prof. Gabor, Electrical Engineering Dept., I.C. Author of " Inventing the Future." 7.30 p.m. R o o m 408, Elec. Eng. Dept.
Y Engineering S o c i et y — M r . P. A . Philips of the Rover Car Co., w i l l talk c n G a s Turbines. R o o m 542; M e c h . Eng. at 1.15. I.C. Methodist Society—are h o l d i n g a C o m m u n i o n Service i n R o o m 254 A e r o at 1.15—an invitation is extended to a l l Christians to come to this service. Progress i n L a b o u r Relations—The Fawley Agreement E . G . A l l e n — a r ranged by l . C . C h e m i c a l Engineering Society—1.30. B a r t o k — M a s t e r of the piano and of the string quartet; chief of the 20th Century nationalists—Stephen 9:; Dodgson. 1.30 i n 53, Princes 8 . Guides to A c t i o n : Is there a Universal Teaching of M a n k i n d ? Great art and great literature. The monomyth. M a n ' s task =>?= and destiny. T h e fourth i n a < < of lectures given by M r . E . F . Schumacher at 1.30 p.m. i n main Physics Lecture Theatre 1. N a t u r a l History Society—will meet at 5.30 p.m. i n the Botany Lecture Theatre. Imperial College Exploration Society —•" The O x f o r d University 1965 Sahara E x p e d i t i o n . " A report of an outstanding college expedition by its leader, Rupert M . C o x . Physics Lecture Theatre 2—5.30. D a n c i n g Club—Classes. Beginners' B a l l r o o m at 7.00 p.m. and Intermediate B a l l r o o m at 8.15 p.m. i n the C o n cert H a l l . The M i k a i o — w i l l be presented by the I.C. Operatic Society i n the Concert H a l l — T i c k e t s available from J . R . A u l t , Beit H a l l . 7.30 p.m. each night — 9 - 12th November.
Y Ian Campbell F o l k Group—star guests of I . C. F o l k Song C l u b , T o p Refectory—7.30—Admission; 5s. n o n members; 4s. members.
International Relations Club—will meet at 7.30 p.m. i n the Upper Lounge, Southside.
Y F o l k Dancing C l u b . A l l are welcome at 7.15 p.m. i n the U n i o n Snack Bar. I.C. Literary Society. Adrian M i t c h e l l reading and talking about poetry. M i t c h e l l is among the top contemporary British poets—he was seen on " M u s e s with M i l l i g a n " recently. 7.30 p.m. Staff C o m m o n R o o m Level 6 Elec. E n g .
Y R a g Week Finale H o p . U n i o n B u i l d i n g 8-11 p.m. A Weekend i n the Country? A n evening's lively discussion, new friends, new ideas, new surroundings. These are offered to a l l by a Touchstone Weekend at Silwood Park, the country estate near V i r g i n i a Water and Windsor Great Park. A special coach leaves Prince C o n tort R o a d at 2.15 p.m. on Saturday . nd gets back at 6. p.m. on Sunday. 1 he only charge is ten shillings.
Y " W h y Eciievo ? " 1.10 each day this week i n room ..65, A e r o . E n g . R e freshments avai aole. Underwater C l u b w i l l meet at 6.00 p.m. outside the U n i o n to be at the Great
Y Real Satisfaction : Possible or not? I.C. Christian U n i o n 1.10 p.m. 266 Aero. I.C. Literary Society. M i c h a e l Baldw i n , novelist, is speaking on his own and other's work. 7.30 Staff C o m m o n R o o m , Elec. E n g .
Why Believe \y
HY I N D E E D ! With a grant and a steady girl, the prospect of a secure and highly remunerative career, and at least forty years of active life ahead, who needs faith ? In the next few weeks the Christian U n i o n asms to shake any I.C. men who have this cynically complacent outlook. Superficially, there are two m a i n influences causing people to believe: firstly, the sheer weight of evidence, and secondly, the objective need to believe. This second influence is more far-reaching than we often care to admit. H o w many ideas' do we accept practically because we need them to trot out i n the exams? Religious faith has one further requirement not covered by intellectual belief. It requires total commitment and involvement. Christians m a i n tain that G o d uses the intellectual factors to help people to put their faith i n Christ. But what was that about the Chr is-
tian U n i o n ? W e l l , much time has been spent presenting the evidence for Christianity. It is time we confronted students at I.C. with their need f o r faith i n Christ. T o this end, we are holding a series of lunchtime meetings, entitled " W h y Believe?" from November 15th to 19th to consider such problems as the purpose of life, the need for security and the fear of death. In the evenings, discussion groups w i l l be held f o r y o u to thrash out sepcifjc problems and air your objections. Preceding a l l this (i.e. next week—why were we not told last year about R a g Week?) we shall be conducting a n o p i n i o n p o l l to get a clearer idea of current religious belief i n the college. COLIN
FOLLOWING HOT on the heels I of last Thursday's Union Meeting, where the " Family Planning International " charity caused one of the " P r o d u c i n g f o r the B . B . C . " — J . most lively discussions since N.U.S., Singleton talks to the I.C. Rover Crew and also following the successful Huxi n room 303 M i n e s Extension at ley Society Meeting where Diane 12.30 p.m. Monday spoke on the Abortion Law U n i o n M e e t i n g — i n the Concert H a l l Reform Association, it is now reat 1.15 p.m. ported that the Debating Society are G l i d i n g Ci ub - — wi l l meet i n room 254 to hold a debate on Thursday, 4th Aeronautical Engineering Building at November on the motion that " this 5.45 p.m. house believes that abortion should be made available to prospective unEvolution o r Revolution? — H o w should society progress? A joint married mothers on the National meeting between the Huxley and C o m Health Service." Perhaps this trend is munist Societies. 7.30 p.m. i n the top likely to give the impression that I.C. lounge of Beit U n i o n . Come and give is becoming one-track minded?
Y Death. F r i e n d o r Foe? I.C. Christian U n i o n 1.10 266 Aero. " H o m o V i a t o r " and " H o m o Sapiens" What are we to do w i t h our lives? Acts and events. Progress. The fifth in a series of lectures. A Philosophy of L i f e — g i v e n by M r . E . F . Schumacher at 1.30 p.m. i n m a i n Physics lecture theatre 1. Schonberg. Originator of serialism, which has had a profound effect on the younger generation of composers. In the line of the great Romantics—• Thea Musgrove. 1.30 i n 53 Princes Gate. N a t u r a l History Society w i l l meet at 5.30 p.m. i n the Botany lecture theatre. I.C. A r a b Society. Presents an " A r a bian F i l m Show " which includes Iraq, Egypt, Lybja. K u w a i t , etc. at 7.0 p.m. i n Southside Upper Lounge. Everyone is yrelcome—free A r a b i a n refreshments are available. Dancing C l u b Classes. Beginners Ballroom at 7.00 p.m. and intermediate at 8.15 p.m. i n the Concert H a l l .
A s k e d whether or not this motion
was a little extreme, i n view of the fact that the Queen, Mother w i l l be visiting I.C. on that very day, a spokesman for the Debating Soc. said, " N o , I think it is time that the motions which are put forward leave no room for ambiguity. In any case, since the motion is being proposed by D r Eustace Chesser, the level of debate is li k el y to be very h i g h . " A s k e d what his o w n views were o n this topic, the spokesman replied, " I don't see why any woman should give birth to a child she doesn't want." Reports that M r . M i k e Edwards, President of Debates is seeking spiritual guidance before chairing the meeting o n November 4th, are completely unfounded.
Birdsnest NIGHT PROWL
D O Y O U K N O W that most of the Oxford Street shops and stores have a late night every Thursday ? Well, they do, more recently until 8.00 pan., but always 7.30 p.m.
\j\RS. B U T L E R was born in ' S o u t h Africa. She came to England after taking a B . A . in English and Psychology, and within a week of her arrival here met Dr. Butler. She and Iter husband now live in Southside, which she describes as " a crazy piece of architecture," and are responsible for the 72 students of Keogh Hall. She says modestly that it does not take up much time fulfilling these responsibilities. Asked about South A f r i c a she replied, •' I think I couldn't live there now because I feel so strongly that the negroes there are getting a very rough deal." She was emphatic i n stating her belief that it is the duty of the white man to educate the and admits that, at the present time, it would be a bad thing to let the uneducated ne^ E M B E R S O F the College will, no doubt, be pleased to know groes of South A f r i c a have the vote. that the College is featured on one of a series of posters, for The Ih.'nks Great Britain should make Rhodesia accspt the constitution, yet release abroad, showing life in Britain. undertake to finance a huge attack The series, published by HMSO and on poor education. prepared by the Central Office of InOn the subject of Felix.Mrs. Butler's formation, has been distributed by the first comment was that, two years ago, Information Offices of the Diplomatic when she came to Imperial, " F e l i x service throughout the world. seemed to reflect a feeling among TT HAS BEEN quite impossible to L o n d o n A i r p o r t , Buckingham Palace, students that they were somehow being '-bold down the fantastic upsurge of Westminster, New Scotland Y a r d are persecuted. " She feels that F e l i x new talent among the musicians of among the many other aspects of life has an important role i n helping the (he jazz club. New bands have been shown, together w i t h scenes (on the U n i o n to influence the people w h o ioruicd in every corner of the jazz " I.C. poster") i n physics, geology, guide Imperial College. club room, and it is rumoured that aeronautics and other departments, the club is looking for additional halls of residence a n d the F i e l d She thinks we are fortunate in Station at V i r g i n i a Water. Central premises. studying at a college with such a high Office claim that the poster is not to academic standard, but considers it a T em po r a r y floor space i n the shape encourage students to come to I C (or terrible waste for students to spend of the Southside M a i n D i n i n g H a l l even Britain) to study, but merely to is being used tonight (Wednesday all their time working for a good inform, (the posters being displayed N o v . 3rd) to hold the first Southside Degree. in Universities, schools, libraries etc), stomp of the year. It should be a real Regarding noise i n Southside, she as were the similar posters already gas; there w i l l be new bands as well feels very much on the side of the issued on Sierra Leone and the achiev- as old, the Jazz Congress being there students. In fact M r s . Butler is on ment of independence in Z a m b i a . to provide the audience w i t h some the side of students in a l l things. She is a very warm person, and is The posters are available i n the U K rocking modern jazz). The format of a n intimate, candle ideally suited to her position of warat Is. 6d. plus 6d. postage from the Central Office of information or lit atmosphere and a bar, found so den's wife. successful i n previous years, w i l l be HMSO. PETE W A L L U M used again this year. A d m i s s i o n fees are the same as last year, Is. 6d. for members and 2s. 6d. for non-members. F i n a l l y , don't w o r r y about the number of girls there—those jazz club cats have been w o r k i n g like crazy distributing posters fo r the past week T H E O L D E S T A N D most handsome of the three mobile mascots and a half. of I.C., belongs to Guilds. It is a 1902 James and Browne fiveHORNBLOWER
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maining James and Browne cars which were made at Hammersmith. The designer of Bo, Lt.-Col. T. B. Browne, now lives in South Kensington, and is an Honorary Vice-President of the C. & G . Motor Club. The big event of the year for B o is the R A C London-Brighton R u n , which takes place on 7th November. Guildsmen always give B o a good send off f r o m Hyde Park and after the run, there is the M o t o r Clu b luncheon i n Brighton. B o takes the President of G u i l d s to Putney on M o r p h y day, and usually attends the L o r d Mayor's Show, last year also competing i n the V . C . C . Rallies i n Kensington Gardens and at Crystal Palace, and d i d quite well i n the driving tests. The college bought B o f r o m a Shropshire blacksmith around 1930 to replace a 1905 Rover, w h i c h was found to be too young for the Brighton R u n . It is reputed that B o lapped the Brooklands circuit at 29 m.p.h. i n 1929 .
So, all you have to do is to hop on a 73 bus after lectures and go in the opposite direction to everyone else— I recommend that y o u begin past Oxford Circus and make your way down. M o s t of the big stores are o n the right going towards M a r b l e A r c h and then there are a few in Regent Street too, all the shoe shops, Woolworths, C . & A . and lots more of course. There are two M a r k s and Spencer's, one just before O x f o r d Circus and one at M a r b l e A r c h . F o r the men in your life, there are lots of sweaters—Botany W o o l , Lambswool and Shetland type for around £2. These are great for us girls too—nice and long! Initialled handkies are coming i n at this time of the year—a box of 3—about 7s. Scarves, under 10s., or you could treat h i m to a shirt—quite smooth—button down denim, two shades of blue and a good beigey tone —25s. l i d . T h e n f o r the female side o f the family—they still have lots of pretty floral blouses, long sleeved, i n Terylene cotton and T r i c e l for39s. l i d . a n d also lacey-look sweaters i n different colours and white for 24s. l i d . Have a look at the Courtelle and Orion counters f o r the latest sweater and cardigan trends. Designs that look as if they've been stolen f r o m the Irish Fishermen's wives are to be found on synthetic wool jumpers and are quite effective—white and c o l o u r s — about 38s. (like the Meat G i r l i n " Catch U s i f you C a n " wore). I was intrigued to find a mixture o f w o o l and N y l o n , made up i n lovely colours, coming f r o m Israel. W e l l , what next?! I noticed the slipper counter f o r those difficult A u n t and Uncle presents—from 13s. l i d . Anyway, y o u w i l l find lots more ideas, i f you go and brouse around, although don't be be surprised i f you can't move i n the scrum ! !
Experimental Saussages Here's another budget meal i f you have a little more r o o m — a n experiment with sausages. They are remarkably versatile and satisfying as well as good on your purses, so d o some try-out recipes yourselves. I always go for large pork ones, but you may prefer the beef and/or chipolata variety. Then cook them a little, either frying with some lard or grilling and at the same time boi l or fry about 2 large Spanish-type onions. When both are almost cooked, put them, fatless, into an oven-proof casserole with a large tin of Baked Beans (you have to like them, of course— Crosse and Blackwell), f o r about 20 minutes, and presto you have a supper. A d d chips or mash i f you like. This is the k i n d of meal y o u could prepare i n advance and then just pop in your Baby Belling to heat, after the " flicks " or a " pub." Conversation overheard i n a South K e n . Restaurant, which I'm sure you know well, one lunch-time last week. T w o recently " left college " secretaries, very refined:—" O f course, the look these days seems to be completely white, a o lipstick and all black eyes.*' " Terilible, and some seem to think no foundation is necessary, just a shiny face." " O h , everyone should wear a foundation." Garment?
PUSSIES GALORE JUDO CLUB \ U A T C H OUT I.C., our girls are fighting back! For the first time the Judo ' * Club is starting a women's section. A t present they have about six girls interested i n learning the sport and equiping themselves for the fray of I.C. hops. But these girls take their sport seriously, i n spite of being handicapped by a shortage of space. W i t h 70 new members this season space is at a premium and the club has applied to A . C . C . for extra mats so that they can use the South Side room as well for separate women's practices, and maybe encourage some of the more t i m i d l . C . girls to go along.
Men's Win Our successful men's team, meanwhile, has been fighting to maintain last year's high standard. They defeated both Exeter and Southampton by a greater margin than a U . L , team could do, despite the loss this year of K e i t h Dugdale, a black belt. The present team was unlucky to lose to a strong L . S . E . tea-T the following Saturday. Surprise of the match came from K e i t h Glover, an I.C. blue belt who convincingly defeated one of L.S.E.'s two black belts—a Japanese. This however was not enough to prevent us f r o m losing by only 7 points.
PULLING OUR WEIGHT AS T H E SIZE of the college increases each year our participation in University events seams to vary in inverse proportion. This is not quite so true in the sporting field, but even here there is often an understandable reluctance on the part of captains to see their best players disappear, for all but Cup matches, to U.L. teams. This is the time of year when U.L. final selections are being made and players not " spotted " by the University now will probably not wear the purple vest at all this year. [However much of a loss such players seem at the time, in the long term U.L. participation can only benefit the college. O u r best athletes and sportsmen w i l l only improve by competing at the highest possible level and their improvement w i l l spread back through the club.
Saturday's Sport Soccer 1st X I 2 Reading U . 2. 2nd X I 0 Reading U . 3,
Rugger 1st X V 5 2nd X V 3
Roslyn Pk. Stags 35. R o s l y n Pk. Roebucks 22
START is being made on the Sports Centre! After nearly three years
Hockey 1st X I 1 E p s o m 0 2nd X I 0 Epsom 5 4th X I 0 E p s o m 15
Judo at Oxfor d Beat Oxford D r e w Cambridge
Squash I.C. " A " 4
BEIT BIKES C O N T R A R Y T O the statement i n the last Late News. M r . Henry, the C h i e f Security Officer, has not been authorised to dispose of the bicycles under Beit H a l l . However, it is reported that these bika-sheds w i l l be closed for a year.
delay work is at last getting under way—there is a small pile o f bricks on die N o r t h Side site and work w i l l start i n earnest o n filling i n the hole. Amongst the facilities to be provided are a swimming pool, squash courts, a rifle range, and, of a}l things, a spectator's gallery and toilets. There has been little consultation as to what the students themselves require. In fact even when the centre is complete there w i l l still be fewer facilities per student than there were i n the past, before a l l the new building began.
by Frank Hobson
Keeble C o l l . Oxfor d 1
Cross Country 1st team lost at Sussex University
—" DEFENCE LACKING :
Today O n M o r p h y D a y the Rifle C l u b i s hoping.-to take the first step towards regaining the Engineer's C u p which i t losjf t o U . C last year by o n l y a few points. T h e match is shot i n two Series, each college meeting a l l the others twice, shooting over 25 yards.
Water Polo T h e water polo team narrowly failed to beat a strong U . C . team containing three internationals, losing 6-5. I.C.'s scorers were, R a n d a l l (3), Stapley and Price and had been 5-4 up at the end of the third quarter.
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H DRAWING ON TEAMS from as far away as Leeds and Birmingham the U.C. re!ay provides an exciting start to each Cross Country season. T h e present I.C. team d i d not expect to w i n any cups against such strong Opposition as Loughborough and Borough R o a d but there was a good chance of improving last years 13th place. Hopes fell however as Canadian Pete Schudderboom running 1st leg for I.C. suffered the consequences of a M o o n e y lunch and only just managed to stagger home i n 25th place before crawling away t o slowly die.
Fighting back Fortunes though were quickly restored by H o w a r d Smith, a fresher, who ran,a fine second leg to bring us back into 12th place. That position was maintained thorough stages 3 and 4 and Ian Jones w i t h joint best time for the team moved up to 10th place on the 5th leg leaving the Captain to bring us to a final 11th place also with joint best time. In spite of only
IN THE F O U R important matches played so far this term, I.C. 1st team has performed rather worse than i n previous years. Against two admoving up one place the average time mittedly strong club sides, M e r ' o n and West Essex, a drastic 9 goals were per man improved by over 20 sees. conceded. I n each case the defence failed to provide an adequate answer to the enthusiastic, i f not skilful forward lines. The story against college sides is, of course, quite different; for so far the team has beaten L . S . E . 4-0 a n d drawn w i t h a strong Kinfjs side 0-0. The second match was clearly the This time o l the year the club seems more exciting, as i n the first L.S.E. to go nowhere else but Hampstead were not too sure of their positional Heath and the f o l l o w i n g week we were play : I.C. forwards H o u g h and Price again off to the hills and m u d of were gradually allowed to force their Parliament H i l l — t h i s time f o r s i x way deeper into the opposition lines, miles of it i n a battle for League and it as encouraging to see some sort points and U . L . places. In a race of positional understanding between where Pete Yates, a Cross Country the two. international, could only come second A s a result H o u g h scored a good the standard was h i g h and club capgoal point before half-time ; and Price tain Howard D i c k s o n ran well to scored twice later on with two shorts finish 18th out of 170 and gain a of the highest calibre. F i n a l l y A l l e n place i n the U . L . second team. W i t h scored a splendid goal past the Pete Schudderboom, this time forekeeper's right hand after a 25 yard going his Mooney, finding some of solo run. his true f o r m the team managed to Ted Needham and Hay Phillips. finish w e l l up.
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FELIX Rugby Report
by Pete Ray
BLACKHEATH TOO STRONG THE FIRST DEFEAT of the season for the Rugby team came at the hand of a strong, experienced Blackheath side by 19 pts. to 6. This score greatly exaggerated the difference between the two sides. The college started strongly and missed the opportunity to gain a 6 point lead by being unable to land two early, close range penalties. Blackheath came back and scoicU 6 quick points through a penalty and a try before .Mills kicked a straight forward penalty goal for the College. They were then allowed to gain the initiative, mainly through a series of elementary mistakes by the I.C. back division. After half time however, the college side began to show some of the fire which may make them a strong force this season. The game was now running very much I.C.'s way when after a splendid movement across the backs the pass to Ridley, who looked certain to score as all he had to do was
eaten the ball and fall down, was intercepted by the opposing winger who ran the length of the field to score under the posts. T h e try was converted and while I.C. were rvcking o n their heels, the C l u b added another 5 points through a try f r o m a tap penalty. The college came back and Riley scored what was probably the best try of the match after good handling by his backs. The conversion flailed and shortly before the enol Blackheath scored another good try to end a game which was enjoyed by both plavers and spectators.
- Volleyball Next Saturday
A N A S T R O N O M I C A L score was amassed by the 1st X V against the Metropolitan Police " G " div.—63 points to 5. W i t h the forwards combining together well and completely swamping the opposition, there was plenty of chance f o r the three-quarters at last to show their ability. Leading the try scorers were Jenkins with 4 and R i l e y with 3.
N E X T S A T U R D A Y S E E S the first match i n the new winter Athletics league, providing an excellent chance of some winter competition and a useful lead-in to the F i e l d events and Relay C u p later i n the month. The meeting is i n the morning and so there is plenty of chance f o r any of y o u burly Rugger or Soccer men to help out and still play i n the afternoon.
LAST OCTOBER Volleyball became, for the first time, an Olympic sport—a true reflection of its fast-increasing popularity. In spite of this and the fact that I.C. has had a volleyball club for over a year not many students have little idea what II • sport involves. Played i n a court about half the size of a tennis court, the a i m is to get a football-sized ball onto the ground o n your opponents side of the court. Across the middle of the court is an 8 ft. high net which the ball must go over though any number of players can handle it before it
crosses the net. The ball has to be hit by hand and the main tactics involve passing the ball f r o m one to another until a high lob near the net can be smashed into the enemy's court. Started by Persian student H a d i Gharai the I.C. club now has over 20 regular members and plays i n the Amateur V o l l e y b a l l Association, " B " league though a l l their matches have to be " aways " as we have no suitable courts. Attempts to book the U . L . U . gym have failed and offers to represent U . L . turned down even though the.c is no U . I . . team.
I.C. 6—K.C 1 A BRAVE START in the Cup competitions this year by the soccer club. Both the 2nds and 4ths won in the Reserves' Cup, while the 6th had a technical win in the Minor Cup. The 2nd XI met King's 3rds and soon showed their superiority when Conway scored after 5 minutes. Pressure was kept o n the King' s goal but no more goals resulted. Then, with the I.C. defence waiting for what seemed an obvious off-side decision. K i n g ' s equalised. T h e standard was slowly being brought down but it was a very inspiring piece of football which regained the lead for I.C. M o r e land received the ball i n his own half and squared the ball to G r u n d y who pushed the ball forward to Cooper. He, i n turn, put a good through ball to Smart who slid it past the goalkeeper very easily. Several minutes later Bentham after a long tricky r u n lost the ball 2 yards from the goal but in a goalmouth misunderstanding the K i n g ' s defenders put the ball i n the net. T h e I.C. superior play was evident again when Bentham lobbed a good goal from outside the penalty box. Wellfair then put White through who scored f r o m 8 yds. Bentham finally capped the match by dribbling the ball round the goalkeeper for the 6th. In the next round the 2nds meet the 3rds and then the 4ths if they w i n this match.
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" A P A R T H E I D is wrong. The theory of it is to divide up the land Tietween the races—segregation of people is a secondary effect. It has not fully been put into practice in South Africa because a complete division of the country would be economically disastrous.
POOR MONEY M E A R L Y TWO hundred immaculately-attired couples found their way to the seventeenth IC Commemoration Ball last Thursday. The new venue—Grosvenor Ballroom—was a <li appointment (and five shillings dearer) in comparison with Claridges'. The band was medi-
PHYSICS DEPT. SELLS ITSELF
IT'S N I C E T O see disinterested scientists descend from their Parnassian luights now and then, to actually sell themselves. In Physics on Thursday and Friday, one could find ocre and the drinks extortionate— examples of both the hard-sell and the beer 6/- a pint, three sherries 18/-, soft-sell. table wines about £2 per bottle. The soft-sell was D r . Latham spellH i g h prices must be expected i n ing for the Plasma section's pride and Park Lane, but can students really joy, the Polytron a device, which is afford four pounds five shillings for a trying to bottle plasmas for the perdouble ticket, and h i r i n g or buying a iods necessary for thermo-nuclear dinner suit, dress-shirt and cummerpower production. His rumpled a p ; band—not to mention the extravapearance and talk of hoaxing gant extremes to which the girls must D.S.I.R. for grants, and of baffling go ? Further, is it fair to charge 25/problems i n a region where theories for two photos, or to expect " . . . do not apply, made one think that the don't forget the t i p f o r the waiter, spirit of the Rutherford-type amasir"? teur is not entirely dead i n the days Entertainments committees must of the Big Machine. take a long look into such necessary D r . Lerner's little pep-talk to 3rd social events that are a " cut above " year undergraduates made going into the general run. Already the R C S S i l Spectroscopy look like joining the wood Ball is under review because of M o d e r n A r m y , in two ways : — its huge loss. 1. C a n y o u gain the respect of New hotels are continually springthose men? (Because spectroscopists ing up, and are eager to create an are individuals, who have to pull image and traditions. O n our own their weight—not like those organdoorstep there is the R o y a l Garden isation men on other levels). Hotel j perhaps they would welcome 2. Join Spectroscopy and see the our Commemoration Ball. W o r l d (" There aren't many airOne way or another I C must ensure fields in ' . ' i ; w o r l d , " he said, "Where that those faithful students who supI can't ret a beer from someone I port these expensive functions w i l l obknow "). ialn value for money.
CHEMISTRY DISAPPOINTS T N S O M E R E S P E C T S the exhibition ' i n the Chemistry Department was disappointing. However, the fact that some attempt at an exhibition had been arranged made it better than many Deraptmer.t;. The exhibition was divided into many different sections i n different parts of the building. In many of the sections however, a l l that could be seen was a massive electrical console with a solitary person i n charge to answer questions. There was an attractive disply i l lustrating radio-tracer technique in plant-life i n the entrance hall. B u t for sheer enthusiasm the section concerned with organic techniques was unsurpassed, the demonstrators a l most rivalling with each other to display their work. One member of staff observed that the exhibitipn would probably attract more people if held i n the morning rather than the evening and indeed, there did not seem to be many people there. HARLINGTON BEER THE ATHLETICS G R O U N D S Committee is to investigate the sources of supply and conditions of storage to improve the quality of the beer at Harlington.
" South A f r i c a is r u n w i t h white This know-how a n d black labour. works very well in economic terms, and the black peoples are better off than anywhere else i n A f r i c a . " Apartheid is a mistake. T h e people of South A f r i c a were well on their way to becoming fully integrated when it was forced upon them by a white nationalist underground movement formed by people of Boer descent. A l l the present members of
BOTANY GOES ALL OUT IN THE BEIT Quadrangle it was in-Meresting to compare the Botany and Zoology Department exhibitions. The former had apparently been in preparation for some three weeks beforehand, though, as with Zoology, had actually been set up only that morning. Altogether Botany had 57 exhibits in sixteen rooms. One of the most popular of these was the genetics, as applied particularly to humans (who said Botany was a l l plants ?) and especially to those with abnormal chromosomes and rarely seen outside mental institutions. Its success could be measured by the fact that the lecturer was unable to enter his o w n room. Apart from such general information as on the common diseases of potatoes and a display of fungi, there were some meaty five-minute lecturettes like the one on how plant chloroplasts make sugar and the ways i n which this is verified experimentally, Impressive new equipment and coloured lights added to the Earls Court atm6sphere. In contrast Zoology had but one laboratory on show—on the third floor (no lift). T H E M A T H S E x h i b i t i o n was conspicuous by its absence.
LORD FLOREY'S SPEECH A F T E R AN AMUSING opening •<*Lord Florey settled into a serious vein and talked about the problems facing science and technology. The growth of technology, he said, was needed for the improvement of Britain, but less young people seemed w i l l i n g to take up science. A s well as this problem, L o r d Florey stressed the necessity of good management : " social psychology " being as important as many scientific discoveries. L o r d Florey ended by saying that although England could not compete in, say, the U.S. space programme, she should develop a special field of work and lead the world i n this. A l l young scientists must realise the consequences of their work
Hockey Club's Saturday Win I.C. 1st 1— Epsom 1st 0 . . . C P S O M H O C K E Y C l u b were keen t - t o avenge their 2—1 defeat by I.C. last season i n this well balanced match. Epsom's forwards were i n itially more workmanlike than those of I.C. but the defence held its own promisingly. After the interval the continued pressure of the attack and the abrupt ending of any Epsom onslaught soon resulted i n I.C. gaining the psychological advantage a n d five minutes from time Hough clipped a pass from Clark through the keeper's legs to clinch the defeat.
WORKING HOLIDAYS T H E E X P L O R A T I O N Society is branching out. It now hopes to be able to assist people with working holidays. V i s i t i n g Ar ctic Norway for £10 was one o f the possibilities discussed at their meeting last week.
the Government belong to this organ isation, which, incidentally, still works underground. " In Rhodesia there is a more comT h e people have plex situation. never been integrated, and probably never w i l l be. I can't see that Rhodesia as we know it w i l l survive. T h e whites w i l l have to get out sooner or later. Yes, the British Government is dead right i n its dealings with Ian Smith." Jeremy Taylor, of " W a i t a M i n i m " fame, was a i r i n g his views during the interval at I C F o l k Song Club's Hootenanny o n Wednesday night. He speaks with some authority, having lived i n South A f r i c a for five years. D u r i n g the evening he sang songs from the show, and played on a harp from Central A f r i c a , much to the dolight of the audience. Derek H a l l and the Wayfarers also appeared, as per usual, and the company was " graced " by the appearance of certain rowdy Soccer and Rugby C l u b elements at about ten o'clock. These " gentlemen " were promptly sat on, and were obliged to leave. M A L C O L M ROSSITER.
CRUSH BAR O U T L I N E P E R M I S S I O N has been granted for the go-ahead on building a permanent Crush Bar on the second floor of the U n i o n Building. A l l the scheme now awaits is finance. M O R E WASTE PAPER T H E U N I O N Executive has approved expenditure on two wastepaper baskets for the IC U n i o n Office. Does this mean more paperwork for Messrs Fletcher, M o l a m and Dean? MIKE UNDER WAY AGAIN C O N S T R U C T I O N O F IC's new mascot, M i k e — a n ultra-large micrometer screw—is reported to be under way again. R C S have completed their side of the deal. N o w Guildsmen and Minesmen are urgently needed, and should contact R. Comforth of Physics 2.
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SPANNER FETCHED HOME, A t l a s t D a i H o w e l l , t h a t happy Welshman i s a b l e t o f a c e the men of Guilds* L a s t n i g h t , Monday, R.C.S, P r e s i d e n t H i k e S c o t t had t o t e l l him were the spanner was, s i n c e he had f a i l e d t o s o l v e the l a s t c l u e . Someone s u s p e c t e d t h a t i t would be p r e s e n t e d t o D a i at the G u i l d s d i n n e r , but i t i s rumoured t h a t Ken West , the v i c e p r e s i d e n t o f R.C.S., was a f r a i d f o r h i s l i f e and t r o u s e r s i f i t was not r e t u r n e d f o r Morphy Day, (Howe v e r , as i t s Morphy Day TODAY, Ken's l i f e and t r o u s e r s are p r o b a b l y s t i l l i n dander) T.D. MORPHY DAY TODAY. Young men ('and women) o f G u i l d s Mines and R.C.S., come a l o n g TODAY to PUTNEY" and beat tile d a y l i g h t s out o f each o t h e r , but p l e a s e not the p u b l i c o r the members of Her M a j e s t i e s P o l i c e F o r c e , T.D. JOLLY GOOD FELLOWS?. Why do c e r t a i n members o f the Rugby C l u b have t o e n j o y t h e m s e l v e s at the expense of o t h e r s ? One may be a b l e t o condone t h e i r drunken o r g i e s , but when t h e y invade en m a s s e — - t h h F o l k Song Club and p e r s i s t e n t l y h e c k l e from the back, t h i s is a f a r more s e r i o u s m a t t e r . Three of t h e i r "crowd" c o n t i n u a l l y annoyed the audience u n t i l f i n a l l y about a dozen t h r e a t e n e d t o throw them o u t . T h i s warnin g was unheeded, but s e e i n g t h a t t h e y c o u l d d e r i v e no more p l e a s u r e o r amusement, t h e y d i s b a n d e d . BLACK DEATH IN GHITE PARISH. P a t r i c D i c k e n s o n , t h e poet and b r o a d c a s t e r , r e c e n t l y suggested t h a t p o e t s do not g e n e r a l l y expect t o be t a k e n s e r i o u s l y particularly when b e i n g f u n n y . S e r i o u s o p i n i o n s can be s u c c e s s f u l l y communicated i n a f u n n y i d i o m . I n example he quoted the d e a t h of a r e s e a r c h s c i e n t i s t from. B l a c k Death at a germ w a r f a r e e s t a b l i s h m e n t i n White p a r i s h , W i l t s h i r e ; he thought t h a t t h i s was a most s i g n i f i c a n t e v e n t , Mr. D i c k e n s o n was d i s c u s s i n g w i t h e l e v e n members o f the L i t e r a r y S o c i e t y l a s t Yt ednesday what t h e y e x p e c t e d t o get out o f l i t e r a t u r e , "What does a poet w r i t e f o r ? " I n r e p l y he suggested t h a t the poet wrote f o r no p a r t i c u l a r r e a s o n , o t h e r t h a n t o communicate w i t h anyone who i s w i l l i n g t o u n d e r s t a n d . The meaning e x t r a c t e d from the poem depends t o some e x t e n t on what the r e a d e r e x p e c t s t o o b t a i n . Tony F i r s h m a n . RJJCKER MOVES TO E.E. The" IRC meeting at w h i c h S i r A r t h u r R u c k e r w i l l t a l k on REBUILDING KOREA w i l l now t a k e p l a c e i n Room ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING- DEPT. The p.m. and the f i l m . "The Long J o u r n e y " w i l l be meeting w i l l b e g i n at shown. r
PHOENIX. Whenquestioned a t the I.C. C o u n c i l m e e t i n g y e s t e r d a y Mervyn J o n e s , e d i t o r of P h o e n i x , s t a t e d t h a t he f e l t i t was t h e o n l y o u t l e t f o r people w i t h l i t e r a r y l e a n i n g s . A £100 g r a n t f o r the y e a r was t h e n suggested and the e d i t o r was asked i f he f e l t t h i s was c o n s i d e r e d s u f f i c i e n t . Due .to low a d v e r t i s i n g , he was sure t h a t more money would be needed, and w i s h e d t o have £80 p e r i s s u e . P h i l Dean, U n i o n S e c r e t a r y , moved an amendment to the m o t i o n g r a n t i n g .580 p e r i s s u e , p r o v i d i n g t h a t the c i r c u l a t i o n d i d not drop below 650. O b j e c t i o n s and s u g g e s t i o n s were t h e n r a i s e d by M e s s r s . Needham, F i n c h and Guy , but t h e s e were d e f e a t e d and withdrawn. Council approved a g r a n t o f ..',30 p e r i s s . o f P h o e n i x f o r t h i s academic y e a r . I.W. MOONEY'S FOOD. _ P e t e , a young l a d from the Z o o l o g y Department, has j u s t US hours o f non-stop h i o o i p p i n g - i s t h i s a r e c o r d ?
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