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Price 5c;   No. 27
UBC Demands Housing Support
Report To Tht Stockholders
With this Thursday edition, students receive one of the ben*
efits from the 12 fee increase which was voted in last fall.
Because of the difficulties of signing a contract with the printers
In the summer before the term of publication, The Ubyssey
could not resume publishing three papers a week until this
time. Full-time publication of the three issues will resume in
the 1954-35 term.
And at this time it might be appropriate to remind students,
that since they pay for this paper in their AMS fees, it is their
paper and therefore is a medium through which students should
present their opinions. Editors of The Ubyssey feel that not
enough use has been made of the "Guest Editorials" and "Letters-
to-the-Editor" columns in this paper. The Ubyssey will print
any editorial submitted by students or faculty members in the
interests of stimulating discussion or controversy on important,
and unimportant, issues.
Every student on th>> campus should have access to a
Ubyssey, since 4500 copies are printed. The distribution system
has been revised in an effort to ensure that all sections of the
campus are provided with papers.
The only way to knOw if all students are getting The
Ubyssey is to hear from you. If any student has any suggestions
for improvement of the distribution service we would be glad
to hear from you. Below is the number left at each of the
distribution points: Bus stop 1500, Quad 1600, Commerce huts
150, Law building 150, Social Work 50, Wesbrook building 100.
Home Ec building 100, Campus cupboard 250.
Frowns On
Statistics show that the chances are against a happy marriage between Jew and non-Jew, said Rabbi David C. Kogen
in the third Hillel Foundation lecture Wednesday noon.
Rabbi Kogen emphasized that
not all intermarriages are doomed to failure; however, widely
different backgrounds often present formidable obstacles to happiness in mixed marriages.
As a Vancouver Rabbi, he is
often called upon to give advice
to young people contemplating
marriage to one not of the Judaic faith. "I usually find that the
person concerned is expecting
moral support rather than advice," he said.
"I can only give the person
the facts," he said. "The final
decision is up to him, or her."
He then went on to outline the
major difficulties concerning intermarriage.
Debate Boys
Give Juicy
Kinsey Talk
UBC debaters will defend the
Kinsey Report against a University of Manitoba team in Physics
201 at 8 p.m. Friday.
Contrary to a previous statement by team chairman Maurice
Copithorne, Danny Goldsmith
and John Coates will debate here.
Winners of the campus finals
Ken Perry and John Whittaker,
will go to Edmonton to convince
the University of Alberta that
Kinsey has done what Marilyn
Monro has failed to do—"destroyed the American home.".
Goldsmith and Coates, campus
losers, defend Kinsey here from |
the onslaught of Charles Hubandj
and Gerald Jeuers from Winni-jnot stand up under the stress of
Scholarships   Now
|Being Applied For
World   University  Service   of
JBC is offering two scholarships
lor    1954    international    study
'tween clones
Representatives from students, the faculty and thc Housing Administration met Wednesday determined to present a
documented brief to the provincial government pressing for
financial aid for student housing.
President N. A. M. MacKenzie,*	
Housing   Administration   head:
Dr. G. M. Shrum and alumni re-1
presentatives   joined with   Stu- j
dent Council and students from)
the residences in preparation for
a concerted campaign* to obtain
much needed housing for UBC's
2500 students whose homes are
outside Vancouver. !
The special meeting brought
together representatives from |
Fort and Acadia Camps, the
women's residences, the alumni,
the Students' Co-operative Association and the theological colleges,
—Photo by Joe Quan
NEW BEG POOL is surveyed
from the lofty heights of the
diving tower by UBC co-ed.
"There is no difference between theoretical Communism
and Socialism," CCF party member  Rod  Young  told   UBC stu-
"Conversion to Judaism, where j dents Wednesday.
Sponsored by the campus CCF
club, Young spoke to an  audi-   , , _ , ,
encr of more than 75 on "The "H"SJ!" f "dey_nigl,t, Brian Up
Forum To Debate
Over McCarthyism
Debate on "McCarthyism, Can It
Be Justified" in Arts 100, today
#        #        # f
sents   a   debate   on   "Resolved
that Jewish life will disappear
i outside Israel" at noon today at
; the Hillel House.
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DANCE CLUB are holding a
general session today at noon in
HG 4.
*T* *T* *T*
LITERARY MAGAZINE enthusiasts are meeting at noon Friday in HM 8. Anybody interest*
ed is urged to attend.
*r *P *r
will hold a membership meeting
in Arts 103 Friday. All members
and those interested are urged
to attend.
•fi •£• eft
PRE-LAW SOCIETY are holding a meeting at noon Friday in
and    Caf    entrances,    or   from. Arts 106.
Greeks themselves. >f.        if.       >f,
Although   many  students'are      LIBERAL CLUB are holding
journeying to city costume shops!a general meeting at noon Friday
for their  fancy-dress,  more re- in the Boardroom,
sourceful students  are  creating *        *        >f,
their own costumes at little or; UNITED NATIONS CLUB are
no cost. On the whole, everyone j presenting a lecture on "Russia
seems to be coming in something j Today" by Prof. Ronomoig of the
gorgeous, gaudy, or gawd-awful. I Slavonics   department   at   noon
Continued on Page 3
Mardi Gras
Rush Shop
A   SeyvmoiJr   Street   costume
ishop reported a land-office business Thursday, as students pre-
i pared for UBC's first fancy-dress
Mardi Gras on record.
Tickets for the Greek-sponsored 'Mardi Gras in New Orleans,'
opening at the Commodore Cab-
laret tonight, are still on sale at
;$6 a couple in  the AMS office
marriage is concerned, tends to
be a matter of convenience,
rather than conviction," the
Rabbi said. "The new faith may.
Crowning event of the Mardi
Gras will be the choosing of the
Queen  from one of nine candi-i
being discriminated against."
With the chances against a
successful intermarriage, the
happiness of the child is definitely endangered, Rabbi Kogen
Difference between Communism
and the CCF."
Young said that "the problem
is not- to show that the CCF is
different from the Comunists,
but that it is different from Liberalism."
But the Vancouver lawyer
didn't fail to score the Commun-
son, Phi Delta Gamma candidate
was elected king at last Thursday's pep meet.
Queen   candidates   are:   Faith
Friday in Arts 100.
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CURLING CLUB are holding
a meeting at noon Friday in Arts
•F V *T*
Canadian    University    Students
Following the main talk, vari- ists. "Communists in this country
olis   student   leaders   presented represent the most ignorant and
their views on the question. backward sections of the work-
Ivan Feltham, president of the ing   class,"   he said.  "They  are
During the tour students will \ Student Council, agreed with without principles and roots, and
survey the entire assigned coun-1 Rabbi Kogen s objection to in- their members are mentally sick.'
try. At the end they will all termarriage, but deplored the j "They need the services of
converge at England to report on I emotional approach so often tak- psychologists, rather than the
|he topic "Tensions in Our Time." en toward the problem. "Young social ostracism which they rel-
Applications must be submitted (peop'e  cannot   be  clubbed   into ish," he added,
lo the UBC office before Jan. 31.  conformity," he said. j    The rebellious CCF'er, who has
For further information see Joan |     Other   speakers   were   Terry several   times   embarrassed   the
KfacArtluir. WUSC Office, Brock Nichol, Ken Farris, and Danny! Continued on Page 3
|-all, between 12:30 and 1:30.
i Goldsmith.
Go Mardi Gras
Riback, Delta Phi Epsilon; Janie! will meet at noon Friday in the
Shrum,    Delta    Gamma;    Dona i Brock Stage Room.
Fletcher,  Alpha  Delta  Gamma; #        *        *
Anne Byrne, Alpha Delta Psi, FILM SOCIETY Seventh An-
Lois Robertson, Kappa Kappa nual Screen Dancee will be held
Gamma; Sally Lewis, Gamma Phi| Saturday, January 12 at 8:00
Beta; Helen McCurach, Kappa p.m. in Brock Hall. Tickets go
Alpha Omecrom P i; Bufty'-. on Sale today in AMS office,
Neave,   Alpha Phi. $1.25 per couple.
Students slipped and slid their way to school Wednesday morning as Vancouver was ht by its first major snowfall of the season.
RCMP officials reported a rash of minor accidents
caused by the light fall, but no injuries or heavy damage.
Chancellor Boulevard was the scene of the bulk of the
mishaps with one three-car and one five-car collision.
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Thwldiy/January 14, 19§f
TIE flflSET     Ampm
Authorized as second-dais mall; Post Office, Dept., Ottawa
Mail subscriptions 2 per year. Student subscriptions $1.20 per year
(included In AMS fees). Published in Vancouver throughout the
university year by the Student Publications Board of the Alma
Mater Society, University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions
expressed herein are those of the editorial staff of The Ubyssey,
and not necessarily those of the Alma Mater Society or the
Managing Editor—Peter Sypnowlch City Editor—Ed Parker
Executive Editor—Jerome Angel Sports Editor—Stan Beek
Senior editor this issue  Mary Leu Stems
Also toiled: Sandy Ross, Ian MacKenzie, Ray Logie, Pat
Carney, Ken Lamb, Bruce McWilliams, Bill Stavdal, Larry Roten-
berg, Dick Dolman, Dave Hallett, Rosemary Kent-Barber, Peter
Krosby, Dorothy Davis. Sports: Martin Chess, Geoff Conway, Mike
Glaspie, Louis Savery.	
On The Fence
As outlined in the editorial here Tuesday, The Ubyssey
feels that the "one-year ultimatum" on discriminatory clauses
presented to Faculty Council was impractical. However, we
also feel that Faculty Council is ignoring its responsibilities by
refusing to make public what action it plans to take on the
student request.
Faculty Council may also consider the one-year ultimatum
which students wish to have imposed upon Greek letter
societies a foolish and impractical way to combat discriminatory clauses in fraternity charters. Holding this opinion,
Faculty Council would certainly be entitled to reject the
student request. Control of fraternities and sororities was no
doubt originally given to Faculty Council exclusively because
student control could result in rash moves.
But these considerations only magnify the folly of President Mackenzie's statement that to follow the student request
would be an infringement upon student autonomy. Dr. MacKenzie seems to be hedging. His statement appears to be an
attempt to delay and soften a decision which is bound to be
unpopular in some quarters, no matter which way it goes.
Faculty Council has been stalling long enough. When
students made their request 10 months ago, they expected a
decision which, if affirmative, would enable the ultimatum to
expire near the March 19 deadline now facing AMS clubs.
Actually, the original ultimatum asking that the clauses
be removed "in a reasonable time" was presented to President
MacKenzie 16 months ago, in October of 1952, then six months
after the AMS meeting in March which passed it. There
would have been six, or even twelve months available for
"study" at that time.
The students have a right to a reasonably quick decision.
If Faculty Council considers the ultimatum impractical, it
should say so, instead of continuing to straddle the fence.
Votes To Catch
If a UBC delegation seeking funds for more student residences goes to Victoria to see Premier Bennett, we hope it
will not neglect to use what could be a very effective means
of persuation. It should remind the Premier that a good
many votes will be riding on his cabinet's decision.
More than a few British Columbians are aware of UBC's
almost desperately growing need for funds to resume its stalled
expansion program. Through agencies such as the Extension
Department, UBC's contribution reaches into almost every
corner and activity of the province. We can assure Mr. Bennett that British Columbians have considerable sympathy with
The last of three women's dormitories were completed in
1952 at a cost of $650,000, but they house only 156 co-eds. Old
army huts abandoned by all but UBC constitute the remainder
of campus residences, and even with the use of these, only
half of UBC's out-of-town students live on the campus. Mr.
Bennett should realize that UBC students are sending letters
to their home towns which describe existing housing conditions
at their university.
It is strange to us that Mr. Bennett and his cabinet have
not already announced a $2 or $3 million grant for UBC. For
whatever the virtues or faults of our Social Credit government, no one will question its uncanny ability at catching
The Controversial Mr. Kinsey
The McGoun Cup inter-pre-
vineial debating topic this
year 1st Resolved that the Kinsey Reports are a benefit" to
society. UBC's team el John
Coates and Danny Goldsmith
will battle with the University of Manitoba over the topic
in Physics 201 Friday night.
Here is the University of
Saskatchewan's Sheaf reaction
to Mr. Kinsey!
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Who cares these days about
the Korean peace conference or
Princess Margaret's activities
after dark! A composite Freud
and Darwin named Kinsey has
given sex its greatest publicity
since father Dionne proved that
he needed advice rather than
Evidently sex is now everybody's business. Most people
have some, at any rate.
Six thousand American women from all walks of life and
places ef business, recently took
down their inhibitions, left their
television sets, and unblushing*
ly related nasty little sterlet ef
infidelity, and libertine pursuits
to Dr. Kinsey or a fellow inquisitor.
¥       ¥       ¥
Kinsey and company fired
personal question after personal question at these tattle-tale
ladies, with as much delicacy
as a heavily buttocked and bosomed nurse asking a craven
first-day patient if his bowels
had moved.
The surprising thing is that
this PPCR (Post-Puberty Cumulative Record) was compiled
with answers both honest and
interesting. Now why would
these demure creatures turn
stool-pigeon on the rest of their
kind? Why would questions
dealing with today's great field
of the taboo be answered?
Marital life and pre-marital
activity are seldom, I'm sure,
discussed over bon-bons and tea.
Surely our  ladies  must  have
hoped that their candid retorts
would enable a new science of
the boudoir to unearth wholesome and worthy scientific data.
They may well have believed
that the "Bobbsey Twins" and
"Anne of Oreen Gables" prepared them only imperfectly
for life after age fourteen.
Again, in the secular, almost
medicinal confessions used by
Kinsey, the girls may have been
caught with their garter-belts
down and inadvertantly blurted
truth which could cause our
campus embyronic curate to upbraid the bad and the beautiful.
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Tbe fact that half the women
interviewed had experienced
sex relations before marriage
may be nothing more than an
interesting witness to past speculation. American University
folk bare ne priority en such
speculation. We have learned
relatively little from Klnsey's
assertion that one-quarter ef
those interviewed committed
adultery after being churched.
The Important question is
what can be don e with our new
knowledge. The facts alone are
Op Op Of*
Only one of the countless
ways of using Kinsey's data
would be in a program of better
marriages for all. Saskatchewan
social workers, usually a young
thing with little knowledge and
less experience now visit the
homes of men and women whose
matrimonial felicity has been
bruised by outrageous fortune
and the odd child. The worker
offers some text-book advice(
usually a satire on S. Leacock)
leaves a dole, or promise of
one, a basket of goodies and a
Now Kinsey and his startling
statistics may be able to do
away with many of our social
workers by destroying, or at
least mitigating, some  of the
marital treubles  which new
keep social  workrs Florence
Nlghtingalelng it about
If marriages born in heaven
lead to widespread adultery,
divorce and unhappiness, perhaps marriages born of scientific study could meet with more
success. In the years to come,
we may find Kinsey-insplred
scientific mating centres where
carefully studied females and
well examined males could be
classified, charted, graded and
passed, and then introduced to
each other. Inferior material
(according to a PPCR) could be
relegated to Grade C and the
best of marriageable stuff could
be given the seal of "Good
Op «jp ep
Miss A and Mr. B would then
be introduced by Dr. Z, who
would have the prospective life-
mates exchange their FPCft's.
Mr. B could learn that Miss A
is Grade B with a long record of
petting for which she received
• silver star. He could see by
her merit badge, that she suffers
no psychological disturbances
after nocturnal sex dreams and
ia net subject to frigidity. Miss
A would Immediately learn that
her prospective partner is excellent material for wedlock—
guaranteed at least until age of
Possibly, some day such a
method may be adopted, but I
suspect that most of us will have
to venture, but in the meantime
we are the benefit of a Kinsey
graph or chart.
Op Op op
Great things may be done in
the future, but in the meantime
we are still reading the combed
and pasteurized "What a Young
Boy Should Know" and wondering why it is that by the time
a young boy has finished "What
a Young Boy Should Know," a
young girl has already taught
Editor, The Ubyssey:
I read your editorial entitled
"Building Bookstore" in the
January 5th issue of The Ubyssey with a great deal of interest. Like most other people in
the University I am gratified
that The Ubyssey is concerned
about improving our book buy-
ins facilities.
There are, however, two
points in your editorial which I
think misinterpret and—unwittingly—misrepresent the existing situation.. You state that
"these (the bookstore) profits
would be greater if the students did not have to subsidize
the book buying of their pro-
students do not subsidize the
lessors." This is wrong. The
book buying of the professors.
Professors everywhere in Canada are entitled to twenty percent discount from publishers,
and only receive a ten percent
discount from the bookstore.
The shoe is in effect on the
other foot.
The second point has to do
with the University's self-help
program as it applies to the
bookstore. Nine students are
currently working in the bookstore for an average of nine
hours  a week.    The self-help
program is designed to enable
more students to help finance
their way through University.
They are paid at the going
rate. The University is not attempting to provide a "cut"
rate of inefficient service.
When one balances the value of
the self-help program to students-against the service provided, our first effort, it seems
to me, should be to ensure that
the students give the best service they can on the ten hours
maximum a week they are allowed to work without cutting
too much into their studies. Any
complaints about the service
should be directed to Colonel
McLean who is responsible for
the self-help program, and Mr.
Hunter who is responsible for
the bookstore. If we cannot get
an adequate degree of service
in this way then the self-help
program will have to be reviewed, but in the meantime I am
sure that no one in the University would want to curtail op-
portunties for students to help
themselves without first making sure that adequate service
cannot be rendered on the
present basis.
G. C Andrew,
Dean and Deputy to
tho President.
Discussion Club
Editor, The Ubyssey:
It is a generally accepted
fact that an ideal university
education comprises more than
just the formal subjects. Constructive discussions by students of different races, creeds,
and "even social levels add immensely to an all 'round education. The following topic should
prove interesting because it
concerns one of the reasons for
students' attending university
the "pursuits of happiness.
Mr. Watt, in writing "Campus Cuties A Flop," humorously introduced the subject of
matrimony. I would like to take
it a step further and suggest a
club or just a get-together of
interested students to discuss
freely and frankly philosophies, aspirations, customs —
any subject which has some
bearing on matrimonial life.
Even if the desired objective is
not attained, I believe there
would be worthwhile results
from the sociological point ot
view in that the students would
gain an understanding of the
motivations of men and women
other than of their own groups.
"Idealist" _ur#d*y, January 14,1904
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Him? Oh, he's the jerk who aphis the library door!
arle Birney Disguised
ea Strainer, No Beard
After a year and over 10,00 miles in Europe, three-quarters
a novel, seven stories, two T.V. shows, and the decapitation
I his beard, Earle Birney returned to teaching English at UBC
Is year. ♦ —	
Jirney, who left a year ago
a one-year $4000 fellowship
iFrance, returned just before
Year's—in time to prepare
lself for the 1954 session at
IC and to shave off his beard.
|n between leaving and return-
the poet-novelist —perhaps
It known to students as the
|hor of "Turvey"—finished
sting an anthology of Cana-
In poetry, wrote six travel ar-
les for Saturday Night, one
jrt story for MacLeans, com-
Ited three-quarters of his new
[rel, and took notes for a pos-
le travel book.
Continued from Page 1
CCF party with his personal opinions, said however, that he was
against the "hate Russia" campaign and that he refuses to engage in "red-baiting" and "Communist hysteria."
"I personally do not consider
Russia an aggressive power," he
Young laid emphasis on the
concept of "a world community
of peace and brotherhood" and
asserted that private property
was the main barrier to this.
During the lengthy question
period, Archie McGugan, campus
LPP chieftain, congratulated
Young on his "speaking up for
world peace and friendship",
and. lamented the fact that there f
CBU-TV Wednes- were so few members of his party
that did so.
)n his way home in the last
ith of 1953, Profesor Birney
jped   off  at   Toronto   to   do
ke TV work. One of his shows'
leared   on
fowever,   it  wasn't   until   ne
safely back  home  that  the
Uig'ht of his one-year "away"
lirred.     He   shaved   off   his
fd over New Years.
Iy wife got tired of it," he
led   as  he  explained.
It's the people  in front who
|ays got the jar. I didn't mindj
|ut all is not lost. Professor j
^ey still has the top half of i
j protuberance—a moustache, j
|e and his wife motored 10,-1
miles during the year, and1
[ed    London,    Belgium, Hol-j
and Spain. I
got to like Paris traffic," he;
linued.   "Quite   exciting   and
<y,"   but  "not  as  dangerous
ie novel Birney was writing
le in France is about the de-
Ision years in Canada and
1 He hopes to finish this book
a olav soon.
Is Big Help
If you see a guy stacking
away dirty uniforms after a
football game, it is a fairly sate
bet that he is working his way
through UBC on the self-help
All over the campus some
140 students are sweating it
out 10 hours a week. You can
find them washing blackboards
in the Physics Building, emptying baskets where the arts-
men have filled them, toasting
bread in the Fort Camp kitchen, or taking it out on a cash-
The only things these students have in common—as far
as we know—is that they know
the inside of Hut M7, headquarters of operation self-
Self-help, soi common south
of the border, is still in its
initial stages on Canadian
campuses. UBC is the only University in the country running a steady self-help program.
Employment opportunities
for a limited number of students are available for work in
the library, book-store, janitorial and maintenance departments and the food services. Workers are, in all cases,
picked on a basis of scholarship and need, often to make
up for the bursary they did not
In the four years the plan
has been in operation, an average of 15*0 students a year
have financed their education
partly through the opportunities it offers. Twice as many
apply but are turned down because of the limited budget
Lt. Col. John F. McLean,
Director of Student and Personnel Services and recently
appointed Commanding Officer
of the campus COTC, points
out that the plan has nothing
whatsoever to do with charity.
There is a need for the services of the students hired,
and if the budget were fatter,
there would be more jobs
Librarian Neal Harlow asserts that this is true. The
Library ordinarily employs
about 35 students under the
self-help plan plus five or six
in the Bio-Medical Library,
but it could use many more if
money   were  a   little   more
A survey shows that the program, brought to life by the
initiative of Dean G. C. Andrew and Dean S. N. F. Chant,
has been a success. Employers seem to be very satisfied
with the arrangement, and
students make their steady $25
to $30 a month during the
seven and a half months they
are here.
"We could not do without
them," says librarian Harlow
about his part-time student
workers, and John Hunter,
manager of the book-store,
agrees that 98% of them are
good workers, although popular student opinion seems to
differ slightly at times.
Very few complaints reach
the personnel office, McLean
reports. Buf it is only the law
of nature that the odd disagreeable type shows up, like
the clerk who declared that
he had not been hired by the
bookstore   to  unpack books.
Need Cash?
See Gertie
Students will have to go overboard for the "few hundred"
Saturday jobs now being offered
by a Vancouver firm.
Mrs .Gertrude Billing of the
Placement Bureau announced the
jobs—light laboring between 8
and 5 Saturdays at $1 an hour—
Wednesday, with this catch: the
firm offering the work wants the
full quota, or none at all.
Mrs Billing said the jobs will
last until the end of the term,
but only males are wanted, and
not for less than a full day. Applications can be made at the Placement Bureau.
He soon discovered that he did
not  have a job at all.
Students are placed in all
divisions of the library, in the
buildings and grounds, in Fort
and Acadia camps, the cafeteria, faculty club and the bus-
stop coffee-shop. Two students
deliver mail from 7-10:30 in
the morning, and some instructors have work for others.
The pay is usually union
rates, 72 cents an hour in most
jobs. In Fort Camp, kitchen
help get 80 cents an hour or
72 cents plus meals. Nobody
accepts the 80 cent rate.
In the four years of opera*
tion, the self-help program has
proven its value and right to
exist at this University, said
McLean. The only complaint
from everybody concerned is
that slim grants of money prevents it from being undertaken on a larger scale.
Continued from Page 1
Plans were laid to form student committees from different
regions in the province for the
purpose of putting pressure on
the government. Information
will be supplied to radio stations
and papers in the various regions
on the vital needs for additional
housing at UBC.
The brief to be presented to
the government would detail
what type of housing is desirable. Keeping in mind the estimate that by 1966 UBC will have
an enrolment of 11,500, the
housing committee will investigate what type of housing unit
is the most practical, where
men's residences should be
built, the advisability of segregating men's and women's residences and other housing problems.
Preparations for publication of the new 1954 Totem,
UBC annual, are running right on schedule, reported Totem
editor Wendy Sutton Wednesday.
"We'll deliver on or before April 15," she promised,
"and a supreme effort is being made to make this Totem
the best yet."
Totems can still be ordered at the AMS office, she said.
They Reach Ninety Thousand
Editor's Note: This is the third
and final article in a series of
features on the extension dep't.
Helping people to help themselves is the objective of the
Department of University Extension.
For non credit courses, no
previous educational training
is required.
"People enroll in me credit
courses or night schools for
two reasons," said John Haar,
assistant director of the Department. "They either want
to utilize their spare time with
a hobby, or they want to improve themselves through further education."
Extension's night classes cater to both groups. Out of 2000
people who attend the classes,
190   are   enrolled   in   credit
Although the majority of the
classes are held in Vancouver
at the Normal School or Art
Gallery, others are held at
points up the Fraser Valley
and New Westminster.
Scope of the courses is tremendous. They cover many
aspects of Music, Arts and
Crafts, Homemaking, Business
Science and Languages.
English enthusiasts are offered instruction in poets and
novelists by UBC faculty members. Aspiring writers receive
training in creative writing, including writng for radio and
Classes in dressmaking,
cooking, interior decorating
and gardening are available for
Hobbyists dabble in pottery
and creative paintings. A special workshop for parents
shows them how to construct
toys and play equipment for
Businessmen take classes in
labor union administration, advertising, sales management,
and accounting. The School of
Commerce also conducts a five
year   course   in   certified   accounting.
Others include courses in
anthropology, religion, psychology and present international problems. There is even
a class in golf and tennis for
the more athletically minded.
Through the various means
of night classes, correspondence courses and lecture tours
the Department of Extension
reaches about 90,000 people.
If the incentive for self-improvement affects that many
people, the work of the Department is unquestionably
playing a major role in the education of the people of the
province. PAGE FOUR
*— ii'
Thursday, January 14, 1954
To Beat
Jim Carter Scores 19;
JVs Look Impressive
The UBC JV's finally lived up to their pre-season rave
notices Tuesday when they put on a sustained last half drive
to steam-roller the New Westminster Modern 56-45 at the
Royal City's junior high school gym.
.— _$    i>ne jys started  the season
■feA       ■        ■ ■ _. | with   three   straight wins   but
Birds Host
Alberta In
Six weeks from now the Varsity hockey team^will play host
to the Golden Bears from Alberta in an attempt to regain the
Hamber Cup,
then for some reason the roof
fell in and up until last night
they had been in a slump. But
last night they played the kind
of ball that everyone knew they
were capable of.
The boys were in good shape
as a result of a week of intensive practise. Last week waS the
first time since before Christmas
that coach Penn had been able
to hold practises with a full turn-
Nobody is a worse critic
than a sports fan. Everybody
thinks they know why a team
is losing and that they know,
how to turn it into a winning
Well now that the Ubyssey
is appearing three times a
week, the sports page is going to inaugurate a letters to
the editor column. So let's
hear from you experts.
If you think that the sports
page is lousy we would appreciate hearing your comments. If you think that an injustice has been done to a team
just write a letter and drop it
into the Ubyssey offices.
Only signed letters will be
The outcome of the series de-! °ut and »he results were evident
,    .        --.     ... I last night.
pends on two iactors. The first      „,.      . .    . . ,,
r The victory almost assured .he
and most important is whether I Jv-S   a   place in   the piayoffs.
the Birds can get through the re- j They are now just one point be- j
mainder of their schedule with-' hind    the    third-place Moderns)
out losing  any of their players : a>ld bold a two-game lead over i
via the injury route. The other  the  tail-end  Arctic  Club.     The
one is in the person of the Golden   f h-st four teams make the play-
Boar team. Will their short play-  uft-s-
ing schedule  give them  enough  POLLOCK GETS 13
practice to handle the much im-«    jjm Carter led UBC to victory Tuesday when they  were shad-
UBC Braves
Nosed Out
By Kivans
The UBC Braves lost a heart-
breaker at  King  Edward   Gym
proved 'Birds?
Thc Bears have been practicing for a very short time and do
not open their playing schedule
until the last week in this month.
They have lost two stalwarts
from last year's championship
team, which will only add to the
woes of their newly acquired
coach, Don Smith. Coach Smith,
was assistant to Joe Primeau,
formerly of the Toronto Maple
Leafs, as well as being assistant
coach at Alberta for the past two
As for the 'Birds, Coach Dick
wilh 19 points to move into third icd W lhe Kivan Boys C,ub 48"
place in the league scoring race.     "
behind Chuck Dean and Bobi With three »lir'"tes left to 8°
Pickel. Jim Pollock played his thc scorc stood at 48'40< but in
best game of the season as he sPite of the brilliant efforts of!
—Photo by Jofm Robertson
MARDI GRAS KING Brian Upson will have to turn on all
hi.s charm it' tho Birds are going to get a couple of victories
this weekend. Friday night Eastern Washington, last year's
champions, will be here and Saturday night the Whitworth
Pirates will be the guests at the War Memorial Gym.
garnered  13  points and helped
Carter control the backboards.
Dick Penn's boys began hustling from the opening whistle
and by the first quarter mark
held a 13-10 lead. The Moderns
played their best ball of the
same in the second quarter as
they drew even with the JV's
at the half 25-25.
........ ,,,     , .     The   JV's   came   out   like   a
Mitchell has a wealth of experi- nou
enced players as well as a crop
of promising rookies.
When the 'Birds got together
for their first meeting of the year
there was doubt If they would
even be able to enter the league.
But along came the unexpected.
A team was assembled and by the
end of November the 'Birds had
climbed into the top slot in the
league. The long Christmas holiday dropped  them back  to the
se-a-fire in the last half and
by the third quarter held a 37-32
lead. In the last quarter the Moderns could not keep up with the
hustling junior varsity and the
game ended with UBC on the
long end of a 56-45 score.
Gary Hill, who just moved up
from the Braves last week continued to play good basketball
as he checked in with 10 points,
his finest performance to date.
Ron Friend,  another newcomer
bottom of the league, but with j to the JV's, only played for a
their return to the ice last week j few minutes but he looked very
the 'Birds arc again a contender ; impressive and could be a big
for first place. , factor in the coming playoffs.
Ken Longstaff and Dave Horton,
the Braves failed to knot the contest.
Longstaff sunk three beautiful
two-handers in the dying moments of the game, making the
score 48-46. Then with seven
seconds to go, Dave Horton was
awarded two foul shots.
Varsity In Cellar;
Need More Drive
By Mike Glaspie
,        What is wrong with the Varsity soccer team? A pre-season
The first shot rimmed the hoop i .        .L        .,    „„., n.  . .       .,    „.   , f1       .    . ..
.   , . ,    ...       7.  favorite in the   B   Division, the Birds are floundering near the
and dropped out, and although '      .  t   ......     , ,     .
bottom of the league, twelve points behind the league leaders.
the second attempt scored, the
Braves were still a point short
of tying the game.
The Braves were ahead 24-23
In thirteen games this season
of an average does not win many
the supposedly powerful   unus games.
have won only three gam.es, two  NEED BETTER OFFENCE
Last year's forward line is
still intact except for low scoring Bill Popowich. Two forward
 .       , ...      .... regulars have yet  to score this
centre, dropped 11 points through team   except   Sapperton.   With  year, and Bud Dobson has been
at half time, but they could not,   .   , ,
hold down sharp shooting Kivan j ot these °ver haPloss Sapperton.
guard  Ron Gimple, who potted'1"    lc««"c    phiy   Ed   Luckett's'
17   points.   Terry   Bryant   6'4"  squad has failed to boat a single
the  hoop  to  lead  the  locals  in;
scoring.   Ron   Johnston,   recent
import from the Jayvees
showed well with 9 points
in an exhibition game against a
Senior B team from  the Delta
area,  big Bill  Kushnir,  fooball
player turned basketball coach,;
led his team to a 60-45 victorv.
eight   lettermen   left   from   last j carrying the load of what scor-
year's powerful XI and with five j ing there has been.  Ed Luckett
!»am; is loaded with good play-makers
but badly needs scoring forwards.
good    newcomers,    the
ship proportions.
r»„ im~-.j .. W.-U.    *. t    , should   be  assuming   champion
On Monday night at Ladner,'
It is true thc team was ham-
pored by injuries ear'tv in the
season, but oddly enough two of i calls the find of the year- Bor*
The    biggesi    hope    is    Bor
Sveinnson,    whom   Ed    LuckettI
Chiefs Seek
All throe UBC rugby fifteens will see action on Saturday, weather permitting, as
the revamped Rugby Union
schedule begins its final half
of play.
Thc first division Chiefs,
who arc virtually out of the
running for the Miller Cup—
which they handily won last
reason by racking up a perfect
season's record, will bo meeting the North Shore All-Rlacks
at 2:30 on the Stadium pitch.
The Chiefs won their first
victory of the season last week,
after suffering six straight setbacks, to break off a losing
skien which saw them lose
more games than eleven years
of predecessors.
The return of last year's
Thunderbird hook. Bill Mullholand, to the lineup has
boosted Albert Laithwaite's
hopes for the forthcoming
World Cup Series against California, to be held in Marcn.
Thc second divisions UBC
Braves, who lost their first
contest of the season last Saturday when the undefeated Kats
shut them out to win the Bell-
Irving Trophy, will play the
Blue Bombers on Saturday at
Oak Park in the second round
of the Carmichael Cup Series.
The Tomahawks, who are
competing in the newly formed
third division, will play the
Vindex Club Seconds at Balaclava Park in the first round
ci tiie Payne Cup Series.
the three wins were accounted
for when the team Was injurv-
Defensively, the team is good,,
Having a respectable 1.84 goals
against average. The defense is \
adequate, and the Birds halls
arc the best in the league with
, Captain Dick Matthews and newcomers Howie Lear and Jack
Buttorfield all excellent performers.
Tho trouble seems to lie in
thc offense. The forward line
just isn't producing goals and
the 1.74 goals per game average boars this out. Excluding
tho contest,   in  which  the  Birds
has yet to score but is potentially the  best  forward    on    the)
Manager Chick Siew blames,
tho indifference of the playersj
on the fact that the Birds have |
the same grind week after week.
Tho farthest the Birds travel is;|
Now Westminster. Every other
major team on tho campus, in-1
eluding girls' grass hockey, has|
at least one trip as far as Seattle.
However,   don't   count    Edl
Luckett's boys out yet. They have
the potential and perennial slow
starters-. Tho 'Birds still have aspirations to one of the top spotsI
in  tho  league.  A  few  goals arel
all   that   is   needed   to   give   the|
poured    in    nine   goals   against! forwards    badly    needed    confi-
Sapperton. tho 'Birds havo aver-! donee, and one  they begin pro I
aged only 1.02 '-rials in their ro-'ducing    the   Birds   will   begin  ;>\
'maining twelve ¥«»}f>  Thi.v kind  -han't   !c.   l^.e championship.


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