This last year was another reflecting man's
struggle for world peace and brotherhood.
Although it was impossible to study all the events
of this momentous year, (remember Khruschev?),
the World Affairs Club tried to find and
understand some of its problems.
The year began with a well-received United Nation's Day Assembly the theme of which was song and dance. By the international languages it was easy to see what mood must prevail if the United Nations and civilization are to succeed.
Dr. Rich, a prominent psychiatrist delved into a fascinating study of Hate, early in September. Mr. Des Sparham undertook to explain the U.S. 1964 Elections one week before the balloting in November. The club was co-host with the Student Council in January, when a group of Mexican students was received. Later that month, Mr. Hall, past French teacher at Jarvis, shared his collection of slides and souvenirs collected while in Sarawak. Other topics discussed this year included Communism, the Civil Rights Movement and the War in South Vietnam.
The World Affairs Club Mardi Gras reflected the fun that comes from such an active organization. The money collected was used to pay for the shipment of used textbooks collected during a week-Iong campaign for a college in Kenya. The Student body is to be commended for rallying to the support of such a worthy campaign.
Last June, four students attended the Geneva Park Conference, held annually for a week to discuss political, social and economic problems. This year the question was, "Is the
World Dividing Along Lines of Race?" The best way to sum
up the experience is by quoting a phrase
learned - "From Cocksure ignorance to thoughtful uncertainty".
I would like to thank Kasia Seydegart and Ruth Himsley for sitting many a morning and afternoon in the Rotunda selling U.N.I.C.E.F. Christmas Cards. This year we collected over $100.00, a positive sign of a job well-done.
Annually, the United Nations Associatfon in Canada sponsors a weekend trip to New York for a special tour of the United Natfons. The three Jarvis delegates, although they are still talking of the fun they had, will admit that the trip fostered a deep belief in the working of the United Nations.
As usual though, our most interesting function is the preparation of a Model delegation to sit with some seven hundred other Toronto students in a mock United Nations. Ann Mills, delegatfon secretary, and the other members of our delegation deserve congratulations for their representation of Chad. With the experience gained, they look forward with expectation to a fuller participation next year.
I would like to thank our staff-advisers, Mr. Blackwood and Mr. Gracey, for their valuable assistance in keeping the Club oriented; the executive for their co-operation in organizing the Club's many functions, and those who supported the Club.
Mike Thomas, 12B