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The Varsity

Vv^l. LXXIX— No. 1

Thursday, September 24th, 1959


was the keynote of President Bissell's opening address yester- day and will be ever present throughout the coming years^

igness Is Not Enough Bissell Tells Freshmen

By TERRY BOURKE Varsity Staff Reporter

University of Toronto President Claude Bissell told this year's class of freshmen that U of T's golden age of expansion should not lure them into worshipping it's bigness alone.

Over 1,000 students jammed Convocation Hall to hear Dr. Bissell deliver his second annual presidential address to freshmen.

The president said that although tlie general contours of the campus are undergoing a new face lifting, he honed these Changes would not destroy the old university spirit.

Switching to another topic, Dr. Bissell explained what he caUed the fundamentals of his now- Jamed campus phrase "angulari- ty."

He said last year his speech on the angular student had met with a fair amount of approval". He added quickly that this worried him because it has become "popu- lar these days to preach a polite gospel of protest, and attacks on conformity have been fired from a variety of platforms and poihis of view."

Dr. Bissell singled out personal discipline as one of Ihe most im- portant qualities in building an angular attitude.

He warned the class of 6T3 that during their coming year at uni-

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The Varsity offices are in a dark, damp and uncomfortably warm basement of the Student's Administrative Council build- ing. Any old staffer (recognizable by a trench coat, a pipe and an apathetic expression) will be glad to show you the way.

versity. they will achieve ' a new freedom, but it is a strenuous freedom".

The president made it clear that discipline picked up in earlier years cannot be suddenly tossed away now but has to be chan- nelled into a more demanding form of restraint.

Without conquering the habits of lazy mental discipline. Dr. Bissell emphasized, it would be impossible to grasp ideas.

He said that when he spoke of angularity last fall he did not mean the creation of a race of angry young men and women. He added that Britain's angry young men. after being something of a "nine-day wonder" have eclipsed into anonymity.

Earlier in his talk the president pioneer ancestors. At the same time the intellectual says you are apathetic, and incapable of re- bellion," he continued.

The only place that statements such as these can be shown to be false is at university and by the students themselves, he added.

The president pointed out that merely attending university, pass- ing examinations and receiving a degree will not give any student the right to claim for himself a special status.

"This is not a factory, and you are not raw material to be pro- cessed into saleable commodities. The university is an opportunity— that only you can seize; and a promise that only you can mako good."

contented himself with a brief remark on Lunik education sayin? he hoped the "pre-Lunik age in science would not plunge mankind into the pre-Lunatic age".

He added ■that "one can only hope there is some happy symbol- ism in the fact that the Russian satellite crashed on the moon somewhere between the Sea of Tranquility and the Sea of Sereni- ty".

The freshmen heard Dr. Bissell "tell them that their generation has been set up as a target for harsh and biting attacks from a number of quarters.

"The business man says that you are obsessed by security and have iost the adventurous spirit of your

Reds Stop Six Students Snatch Contraband Film

jOTTAWA, (CUP)— There is little hope that films confiscated from six members of this summer's student tour of the Soviet Union will be returned.

The six members, including one from the University of Toronto, were stopped at Brest on the Russian-Polish border June 30.

The members were: John Greer Nicholson, a University of Mont- real professor; Burke Doran. of U of T; Marshall Harrison, gradu-

Enrolment Near 15,000 Boom In Slavic Studies

University officials yesterday said they expect this year's uni- versity enrolment to be just slightly over last year's figure of 14,402.

But freshmen seem to be enroll- ing more than before in the tough honor arts courses.

Enrolment in first-year honors mathematics, physics and chemis- try was over 225. compared with last year's total of 167.

But less than 600 new students enrolled in the faculty of applied science and engineering. The faculty, which has had to sift out applicants in previous years, had decided to set a maximum fresh- man enrolment of 725 Ihis year.

Registration in a general three- year arts faculty science course, newly-instituted last year, is about 150 this year, down from 180 last

year. About 42 percent of stu- dents in the course last year failed to obtain standing.

Greatly increased enrolment in the department of Slavic studies indicated greater interest in Rus- sian.

Registration in general arts and the professional faculties was generally expected to be the same or slightly higher.

ate of the University of Alberta; Roland Lamontagne, past presi- dent of Laval Univei-sity; Richard Lavoie. of Quebec City; and Donald Wilson, graduate of West- ern University,

The films contained pictures taken before the students, spon- sored by ■the National Federation of Canadian University Students, entered the Soviet Union.

A representative of the Soviet Embassy in Ottawa said he was unable to say whether the films would be returned. M. V. A. Seli- vanof said, "it is up to the local authority".

NFCUS has been attempting to regain the filnt for about two months. Federation president ' Mortimer Bistrisky said Mr. Seli- , vanof had promised the students j there would be no film restric- tions.

"We have tried repeatedly to obtain information on this matter," i

Bitrisky said, "but we have been unable to receive any positive word on whether or not the films would be returned.'"

No explanation was given to the students at the border and no re- ceipt was given for the films. There was no confiscation of films in Poland or Czechoslovakia, countries included in the 51-day tour.

Tour participants and NFCUS officials say they presume tha films were withheld because soma Soviet officials were displeased with certain actions of the stu- dents.

During the trip some students entered forbidden areas in Mos- cow, and left the cily on one occasion to visit a communal farm. Visas supplied by the Soviet Union were good only for the cities of Leningrad. Moscow and Kiev.

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THE VARSITY, Thursday, September 24th, 1959 3

The Books Disappear; The Red Tape Crows

sticky-fingered University ot Toronto students who last year lifted an estimated 700 books from the open shelves of the Wallace room have brought about a com- plete change in library policy.

Since the Wallace Room opened five years ago, students complain- ed they could never find the books they wanted. Library officials blamed thefts of popular books for the problem.

The officials also charge some students concealed books so they could find them more easily, de- priving other students of the right fto use them.

Now the Wallace room shelves are closed. Most estimates say it takes U. of T, freshmen about two years to clear up the mysteries of the library, but this year every- body starts on an equal footing.

During the summer the library also adopted a complete new sys- tem of cataloging and classifying books.

Officials said the new catalog system was necessary because the old one was too expensive and was inadequate to cope with the more than 880,000 volumes under the roofs of the various library departments.

The new system, based on that of the United States Library of Congress, requires duplicate slips

to be filled in for all books.

Books in the Wallace Koom will only be issued for a few hours to a student, after he fills in the necessary complex slips. Over- night books will go out at after 3:30 p.m. and will be due back at 10:30 a.m. the following day. Books for the weekend, taken out Friday night, will stili be due back Mon- day.

Students on a book-hunt will have to consult two catalogs in- stead of the usual one to find the books they want, until the new system of cataloging is completed.

Students tackling the main library will find the same dupli- cate slips and the same duplicate catalogs dying in wait for them. Remember the yellow two-week slips? Now the yellow slips are for staff only. Students get the white ones.

New hours for the library are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. until Oct. 3. Saturdays the library will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

From Oct, 5 to May 7 the hous will be from 9 a.m. - 10 p..m. and from 9 a.m. -5 p.m. on Saturdays as before.

But cheer up. "A Student's Guide to the University Library", 32 pages long, will appear next month to help clear the fog.

Victoria Residence Opening Highlights Expansion Drive

The opening last week of a building- which Premier Leslie Frost refers to as "unique in that the Province of Ontario made no direct contribution to its cost" is also making Univer- sity of Toronto history in other ways.

The Margaret Addison Hall is also the first building to be completed in the University of Toronto's current 52-miiUon dollar expansion program.

The new residence, named after the woman who served Victoria University from 1903- 32 as both Dean of Women and Dean of Residence, is described by pleased Vic officials as "the continent's most modem and fully equipped college resi- dence". It has space for 200 girls. -

The si.x - storey. $1,425,000 home-away-from-homt doubles the accomodation formerly pro- vided by Victoria College house- residences along Bloor St.

Forty percent of its cost some $600,000 came from a Canada Council grant. The rest came from alumni and other private contributors.

Among the giieats at the opening ceremonies were Uni- versity of Toronto President Claude T. Bissell ; Miss Char- lotte Addison, sister of the late Margaret Addison; the Rt. Rev. AngTis J. MacQueen, Moderator of the United Church of Canada; and the Rev. Dr. A. B. B. Moore. President and Vice-Chancellor of Victoria.

Keynote of the addresses at

the opening ceremonies was two-fold: the residence itself and the National Fvmd of the University of Toronto, which has been charged with the responsibility for raising ,the $12,600,000 which has b sen alloted as the public's shart of the cost of the university expan- sion.

Actual cost of the five-jiear' progi-ani is $.52,350,000. Of Uxat $14,700,000 is expected to come in grants from the Canada coun- cil, and $12,000,000 has already been pledged from private sources.

The expansion prograni is planned to meet an enrolment of 23.000 students by 1968, the date of it5 tompletion.

Vic Opening Plagued By Blastout, Blackout

Victoria College started its year with a bang early Monday after- noon when a gas main at the corner of Charles St. and Avenue Bd. exploded leaving a fifteen-foot crater.

Cause of the blast is still un- known. An investigation has been

launched. The excavation has now been filled in,

Vic's hard day was made even harder by a power failure caused by lightning shortly after mid- night Monday. The college and its residents were without electricity for approximately fourteen hours.


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GRASb CLASS Sweating it out in a broiling University Coltoge lecture room proved ^ for Classics Professor Gilbert Bagnani yesterday. He and his fourth-year Greek and Rom.in Mi i^ ./ class took to the lawn in the UC quadrangle. Casual pundits were heard wondering if this was ju»l an- other reason for the university's expansion program. Varsity Staff Photo by Walker

President Bissell, in his ad' dress to tlie freshmen yesterday remarked on "the bland leading the bland". Rather reminds one of the three campus political parties.


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Saturday, November 28th to Saturday, December 5th THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams

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In this column will be announced regular and special evcnif occurring in Hart House during the academic year. All mule undergraduates of the Univt.*rsily of Toronto are member.'^ nf the House. Make a point, tliert'fore. of wylching this column so that you may take advantage ot the facilitifs which art yours to enjoy.

Graduates and members of the teaching staff, as well as undergraduate members, are welcome in Hart House. All are jointly associated in the wide variety of activities which form the programme of the House.

May I extend to all members of the University comniiimiy my personal wishes for a happy and successtul year.

Joseph McCulley, Wm I j'


The first show will be hung in Ilic Hart Hyusc Art G.Tllciy on September 24Ih. This exhibition, h'.decled from the pii- vale collections belonging to University of Toronto alumni, wiJl be in the Gallery until October 12. Details of n< w shows will apear in this column.


The Music Commitlotf runs four concert .series eacn ye&r The first of six SUNDAY EVENING CONCERTS is on Oc- tober 25th. There will be four WEDNESDAY FIVE O'CLOCK RECITAI-S, beginning on October 14th. and a series i>f .JAZZ RECITALS in the Music Room of Hiirt House, thi- first of which will be announced shortly, The fourth serit s is the WEDNESDAY NOON HOUR CONCERTS, given by amateur campus musicians, In the East Common Room


The first debate of the year will be held in the Debates Room of Hart House on Thursday, October 8, the topic being "Canadians suffer from moral hypocrisy." Mr. Frank Tumpane, columnist and broadcaster, will be the Honorary Visitor.


The Library of Hart House, on the 2nd floor, houses about 5.000 volumes for the leisure reading of Hart House mem- bers. The Library Committee always apreciates receiving suggestions for new purchases.


The first event to be organized by the House Committee will be the HART HOUSE FALL DANCE, on SATURDAY. September 26th. A brief outline of Hart House CLUBS will appear in tomcr- roWs "VARSITY."


New members are required each year for this outstanding University Glee Club. If you are interested in part singing, come along and try out. AUDITIONS will be held as follows; FORMER MEMBERS: 7.00 p.m. Tuesday. Sept. 29th

NEW MEMBERS 5.00 - ti.:JO p.m. Monday. Sept. 2ath

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4 THE VARSITY. Thursday, September 24th, 1959

Two Profs Die During Summer

Two University of Toronto i intelligence officer with the professors died suddenly this rank of captain where he was summer. j awarded the Militai-y Cross.

Gordon Patterson," retired professor of languages died after an automobile acci last Mod day

Student Identification Cards Return to Admit-to-Lectures

Professor Patterson and his wife were involved in a freight and passenger train collision. Mrs. Patterson also died of in- juries.

In World War I, Professor 7 \tterson, then a teacher of German at St. Michael's College, >:ned the 3rd Battalion, Toron

Harold Sowei "oy Wilson, Pro- ident I °^ English at University

' College, died early this summer

at hig Toronto home, of a coronary thrombosis.

Author of "On the Design of Shakespearean Tragedy", he was 54.

Professor Wilson, born in Canipbelltown, N.B.. was edu- cated at Dalhousie University and taught for a time

For the second year in a row. University of Toronto Admit-to- Lectures cards have been changed.

Students have complained for years that ATL cards have been used for eVerything but admit- tance to lectures. Last year, the

name was changed to Student Identification Card, but this year returning students were faced with the same old Annit- to-Lectures Cards.

Controversial Churchman ill Preach In Hart House

lo Regiment, and became an [ Bishop s College School.


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University of Toronto

Welcomes all students to consider and to practise the Christian Faith with us.


OCTOBER 4th 11.00 P.M. KNOX COLLEGE CHAPEL Rev. D. McKillican, B.D.


OCTOBER 8th 8.00 p.m. 159 ST. GEORGE STREET

A theologian who this sum- mer touched off a controversy among American Presbyterians over the Virgin Birth doctrine will preach at this year's first all-university church sei"vice here.

Dr. Theodore Gill, recently named president of- the San Francisco Presbyterian Theolog- ical Seminai-y will condust the service 11 a.m. .Sunday in the


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Dr. Gill is former editor of the liberal American religious weekly Christian Century.

The non - denominational service will be conducted by Hart House Chaplain Rev. James S. Cunningham. Murray Ross, U of T vice-president and Walter McLean, Students' Ad- ministrative Council president, will participate.


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Back in 1951 the ATL cards were approximately ig inches long— when issued. Part I was torn off for the Chief One further change has been Accountant's Office Another ntroduced. The 1959-60 ATL section went to the College or Faculty Registrar. The student was left with abount eight inches.

Two years ago, ATL cards were approximately three inches by seven inches with two folds. They were perforated to facili- tate tearing, but each perfora- tion was underlined by the terse warning "DO NOT DETACH".

Last year, IBM cards were used as Student Identification Cards. They were stamped with the name, student number, faculty, year, course, and sex of the student.

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From Wednesday, Sept. 23rd to Saturday, Oct. 3rd: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5.30 a.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Government Documents Di- vision is closed Saturday) eginning Monday, Oct, Sth;. Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dept. of Rare Books and Special Colections: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Government Documents Division: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Late-Study Rooms; Monday - Friday 10 p.m. to 11 p.m.

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THE VARSITY, Thursday, September 24th, 1959 5


The Varsity

Laing Gallery is piohably (iie wealthiest in I lu onto. It deiUs mainly in I he work of established C anadian painters. One distinrlion of Harold Town IS that he is the first of the present batch of Toronto painters to be shown at I.ainK's. The show itself is another distinction, unitjue in Canada for its scope and excellence. ,

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Laing: Gallery, 194 Bloor St. W. A iniich-pubiicized one-man show by Canadian ai-tisl Harold Town wiJI be on display until Oct. 2. (Reviewed this page.)

Roberts Gallery. 799 Yongo St. An exhibition of canvasses by Group of Seven artist A. Y. Jackson will be shown unhl Sept. 30.

Hart House Gallery. From j Sept. 24 to Oct. 12 Canadian paintings from the private collections of Irving Grossman, Charles McFadden and Sydney Sagen will be exhibited. The show will include works by Goodridge. Roberts, PeUan. N a k a m u r a, Bayeffky and Michael Snow.

Upstairs Gallery, 10 Castle- Knock Rd. Paintings by Shirley Kessler, a New York paintiM' belonging to the Art Student's League, will be on show until Sept. 30.

Art Gallery of Toronto.

Beverly and Dundas. Oct. 2-ia. canvasses from private collec- ■tions will be displayed with particular emphasis on Cana- dian paintings, the School of Paris and work by British painter Augustus John.

Park Gallery, Bloor and Avenue Rd. Paintings by two Winnipeg artists, George Bruce Head and Tony Tascona were recently put on display.

Gallery Moos, Avenue Rd. and Dupont. The first one-man show in Toronto of paintings by School of Paris artist Pierre Jerome will open soon. In general, this gallei'y specializes in showing works by morern European artists including Chagall, Picasso and Braque.

The 76 and V2 lb. Arriva Harold Town


Those who have not yet seen the Town exhibition of drawings at the Laing galleries are missing one of the most important one- man shows in contempor- ary Canadian ait.

Harold Town, born in Toronto in 1924, received li i s original training at Western Tech and the On- tario College of Art in To- ronto. He is presently regarded by most onitics as one of Canada's leading artists and is one of tlie few Canadian painters who can eai-n their living by painting what and ihow they want to paint. Within the past 10 yeijrs public opinion in Toronto has evolved from toleration to

over Town's

; -eothusiasm work.

Town's drawings and paintings have been ex- hibited in several coun- tries. He has won many awards both in Canada and abroad. He is a mem- ber of the OS.A., the Painters Eleven, and an a.ssociate of the S.C.\. The large mural he painted at the .St. Lawrence Power Dam in Cornwall. Ontario is one of his most re:ent lai'ge projects.

This e.xhibition, which represents Town's draw- ings of the past 10 years, reveals him to be an artist in the full sense of the word. He has mastered both technique a n d ex-


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pre.ssion. The flexibility of his draftman.ship. which varies from the most deli- cate calligraphy which he uses in "Michaelangelo Looking At His Sculp- ture", to the most robust, forceful lines of his "Woman", is unrivalled in Canada.

His technique reveals a s u r e n e s s of handling which is spontaneous as well as meaningful. In some of his drawings which portray mytholog- ical themes there is a reminiscence of the Orient. Another Orient parallel is his excellent feeling for balance between line and space. He uses the paper on w^hich he draw.s as part of the overall composition. His drawings of "Michael- angelo Looking At His Sculpture" illustrates both his feeling for balance and his delicacy of line which is spontaneous, yet of ordered simplicity. The "Man Selling A Flower" is another example of his simple, yet excellent, bal- ance of blank paper used as space, line and black wash.

Not onl.v does he have a remarkable j-ange of tech- nique but he displays- also a capacity for portraying a wide variety of emotion- al e-xperience. The draw-

ings i-ange from the I terce tragedy of the mytholog- ical battle scenes to a humour that makes one chuckle. His base - ball player series is a good ex- ample of this humour. There is also a drawing of a child taking its first step in Which the child i," gi-o- tesquely, yet humorously portrayed as a 'little monster'. There is some- thing for every taste in this show.

What seems to be llie most significant conclu- sion one can draw from this exhibition is that Town is an international artist. He refuses to be sati.sfied with merely local standards. His work is another indication that a strictly Canadian style of art can no longer be hoped for. There can only be Canadian artists. Town is a Canadian artist, yet he does not attempt to create a 'Canadian .Art'. He is an international artist in style as well as appeal even though he has never left this country to study. The artist today must look to the world for his audi- ence and he must speak to all. Town achieves this.


THE VARSITY. Thursday, September 24th, 1959


wealth poetic impresario

A good many of us are spending our last year at the University of Toronto.

VJe couldn't have picked a poorer time to leave.

For those of us who like to sit back and enjoy life more will be done than ever before.

Those ornery ones among us who aren't happy if they are not agitating would have found much to criticize in what is happening at the U of T. There's something for everyone.

So because just now we are feeling a bit senti- mental as we watch all kinds of wealth pouring in, taking down our old buildings and putting up cool new ones, we will pay tribute to the conception and the campaign of expansion.

And later when we come to tear into it, our consciences will be clear.

and hellfare

We have been told time and time again that the West must search into Soviet statements for the ba^is of peace negotiations. We have been told that what Mr. Khrushchev says must not be shrugged off as only propaganda.

All of which makes sense and is to the point. But not nearly as meaningful and to the point as Lester B. Pearson's comment on the Khrushchev dis- armament proposal.

Mr. Pearson advises a two-year halt of nuclear tests by the west; furthermore he would stop the tests whether or not the Russians agreed to stop theirs.

There is in this statement the first glimmerings of the realization that if we want peace it's up to us and only us to get it; if we want tests to stop we must stop testing, and, ultimately, if we want dis- armament we must simply disarm.

Of course, it depends a lot on just how much we want peace, unpolluted air, and disarmament. There are grave risks in Mr. Pearson's suggestion.

But aware of these risks as he certainly must be, Mr. Pearson can still trust that "solemn declara- tion" on our part not to use nuclear weapons would be as great a deterrent as the threat of using them.

In our opinion such trust is the only deterrent and the only hope we have.

We shall have much to say this year about the logic and the feasibility of such suggestions. For the moment the tremendous initiative represented by Mr. Pearson's proposals now as in the past deserves our deep thanks.

The Varsity


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Dave Stein

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TODAY'S ISSUE: The usual crowd of first-nighters, including Sally Bambridge. Don Cornish, Terry Bourke. Bill Mus- grove, Dave Halton, Maryanne Kelso, Brcnda Segall. Sam Swerling, Janet Slone. Sheldon Greenebcrg, Marg McMeekin, Mr. and Mrs. David Helwig. mr. and mrs. John robert Colom- bo. Martha Heard, Dawn Egan. Peter Leyden, Ted Schaefer. our indomitable copy-runner, Dick Hughes, and One-Eyed Benny who's once again tilling us how to get rich by betting , on the "Bluesies." And so to bed and we're awaaayyy for another year.

"Sulfir yourselves to be blamed, imprisoned, condemned; suffer yours-lves to be hanged: but publish your opinions: it is not a T'gJil. it ir. H dutv."

Poems To Be SoL

Poets are not rare around University Col- lege. But a poet who operates his own press and hand-sets his own work is.

Such a poet is Kitchener, Ont.,-born John Robert Colombo who believes "a poem is not complete until it is set in type."

Colombo's Kitchener - based Hawkshead press has been busy all summer turning out little leaflets he calls them "bagatelles" containing one or more poems by himself or his close friends.

Colombo is more than a college poet. He is an anthologizer, a publisher, a typographer, an editor, a hustler.

A Prayer For Adc

Let me walk forth naming- as I go everv good thing that is and let me call each of these ten thousand

things by its rightful name that men may know one thing from another

But let me pause as I jouiTiey forth nami lest stopping I reflect that of the ten thousand

things I alone am unnamed that I the namer have no name and will never be named

By Dave Stein

Since the beginning of the summer ten new publications of poetry by young Canadian Poets have been offer- ed for sale in the University of To- ronto bookstore.

Each book bears the signature of the HAWKSHEAD PRESS. They were hand set and printed in the tiny attic apartment of John Robert Colombo.

John Robert Colombo began writing poetry while he was attending Water- loo College in his home town of Kitch- ener. He discovered that there was a group of seven or so students at the college who were also writing. None of them has been heard of since.

Colombo organized the group at Waterloo College and they published a literary magazine called Chiaroscuro. It was sent across ithe country and recieved favourable notice from critics and from such literary figures as A. J. M. Smith and Irving Layton.

While in the process of publish in Chiaroscuro, Colombo became associat- ed with Harold Kursdienska, a local printer, and developed an interest in typography and design. Kurschenska, in addition to working for a job printer, had his own press 'and was anxious to expediment with it. Under the signa- ture of the PURPLE PARTRIDGE PRESS, he published JoQin Robert Colombo's first book of poems, FRAG- MENTS.

The book was called FRAGMENTS because Kurschenska's press at the time cauld handle nothing larger than 10 lines and John's poems had to be diopped up to fit into it.

'In 1957, both Colombo and Kur- schenska arrived in Toronto. Colombo went into third year English and Philosojihy at University College and Kuschenska went to work for the Uni- versity of Toronto Press.

Three con ed Chiaroiri same timan' he organiP Group paji( of their oc

RUBATto licity wast two days.tl* a copy anal met, the do' dollars.

In the ov of RUBAh: edited thele, Jargon, tlrs ary maga:

In addiltie he wrote lis his own p(h< TIONS, aS were 16 pkl' in limitean

Asphalt Guts And Popcoi

John Robert Colombo believes that a poem is not completed until it appears in print.

In keeping with this belief, he has published this summer three small booklets and sheets of other peoples' poetry and seven booklets and single sheets containing ihis own poems.

He set the type himself and printed them on the small press that he keeps, along with his charming wife, in a small apartment in Rosedale.

To publish poetry at this rate you have to write it pretty quickly. You can't afford time for the laborious chiselling and policing that some poets assert is so necessary to their art.

Colombo does not polish his work. He writes it as it comes to him and only occasionally does he change a word or rearrange a sentence. He be- lieves that he can, in the moment of inspiration, capture the essence of all he wishes to communicate.

If the occasional rough spot i*emains in the poem, then it belongs there be- cause it too is a product of his inspira- iion.

And once the poem is down on paper, it remains only to be set in type and printed to be complete.

The way in which the poem is print- ed and the tj-pe in which the poem is

presented are an inseparable part of the poem itself. They can alter and heighten or lessen the impact of the poem.

Colombo knows a great deal about printing and typography. For four years he has been printing and pub- lishing his own work. In 1959 he help- ed his friend Harold Kurschenska pre- pare an exhibit for the International Exhibition of Book Designs at Leipzig, Germany. He is secretary of the Guild of Hand Printers.

Colombo's idea of poetry and his method of presenting it raise a few questions.

First, and perhaps most importantly, poetry is essentially a spoken art. It began with man's insatiable love of the sound of his own voice and preceded the written word by several centuries.

And to-day, even with the so-called mass communications, the best poetry sounds as good as it reads. It offers scope for scope for the full i-ange of emotion that the human voice is cap- able of.

Colombo's approach, if followed through to its logical conclusions, would completely eliminate the vocal aspect of poetry. Indeed, even to read the poem aloud, would be to lessen the author's intention.

This strikes as a rather baiTen ap- proach. It would mean, in the end, that

the size oi ^ important s( intangible . adeqiiatelyie would havia' joumeyma''^-

The secOt proach, th^ moment o?'^ new or as'^' graphy.

And- as ' heat and s^t' it shows ^ "Screaming" "Love is t?" heart in h ? apple abou?"^ could surel- ' sideration.

It is one™ idea that c(» quite anot)'?' or later yo"" shai-p edge^ ^ limit of it!*"' ing to proifK'

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