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The Ubyssey Mar 15, 1955

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New Pool Proposal Suggested
Students will be asked to contribute "not
more than $100,000" toward "Swiming facilities on the campus" at Friday's general meeting.
The Student Council recommendation
was passed Monday night after AMS treasurer
Ron Bray told Council that President N. A.
M. MacKenzie had announced that the admin-
istratibh WOuW take over all other costs in
building a second swimming pool on the campus.
Previously, the administration had de
clared it would contribute only no more than
Cost of building a second pool has been
set at $211,000, and the estimate is expected
to rise.
The Student Council motion, if passed by
students, would put the entire responsibility
for swim facilities in the hands of the admin-
It would not be students who would
decide whether Empire Pool should be roofed,
or a second, smaller pool constructed and
The adminsitration is strongly in favor of
a second pool, for financial reasons.
President MacKenzie's offer was made
Monday afternoon at a press conference in
the faculty club, attended by downtown newspapermen.
The meeting was called because of growing public protest against a second pool oh
the campus. It is felt that the university is
morally obligated to roof Empire Pool.
Bray said he was "surprised" to hear Dr.
MacKenzie 'announce at the meeting that he  '
expected students to contribute only $100,000
toward campus swimming facilities—if it were
a second pool that was built.
Dr. MacKenzie said that should students
vote to roof Empire Pool, the administration
might stall the question.
He said: "Should the students vote for
a roofed BEG Pool, we would wait ot look at
the problem next winter, and wait for the
next  generation of students to decide the
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President MacKenzie's proposal that the administration
shoulder the responsibility of building a smaller pool on the
campus is good to hear.
It ia about time the UBC students are relieved of
the burden that was foisted upon them in one of the most
shameful series of manoeuvres ever taken against a Canadian student body.
When Empire Pool was brought to UBC, President Mac-
to help fulfill the University's obligation to eventually roof it.
Kenzie said he "hoped" students would not be called upon
John Springer, the student representative on the Univer-
eity Swimming Pool Committee, reported students "definitely" wouldn't have to pay a cent.
It was only a few months later that students were called
They were told that Empire Pool would  become
badly cracked U it went through the winter without a
roof—and that the administration was without the money
to build such a roof.
A $300,000 gift was threatened with ruin.
Put to them that way, the request was met by students
with sympathy. At ihe spring general meeting of last session,
they voted to share the cost (between $90,000 and $200,000,
they were told) of roofing Empire Pool.
Th>B flame the two-pool proposal.
Sotnehow, the cost of roofing the pool had jumped to
$298,000. Somehow, the administration discovered that it
could not afford the operating costs involved in a  roofed
Empire Pool—despite previous knowledge of these costs.
But how would Empire Pool stand up without a roof?
Would it not crack?
Suddenly, Empire Pool was revealed as an "outdoor
pool." Letters from engineers were produced to prove it
would not crack.
Yet students only six months earlier had parted with
$100,000 to provide a roof for the pool—on the understanding
that it would crack without one.
The students, it turned out, had been swindled.
The confidence game did not end there, however.
The administration announced itw ould put up only $100,-
000 toward putting a roof on a pool. It was up to students
whether the rest would be provided.
With the public angered at the suggestion of a second
pool on the campus, students were being pressured  into
building this unpopular pool, when they actually would have
preferred a roof on Empire Pool—its superiority was obvious.
Student Council was of little help to students during this period. Councillors fell hook, line and sinker for
the role being offered students by the administration.
"We've got to take advantage of the administration's
$100,000 offer while it's available," was the argument.
And so UBC students were tossed the responsibilities
of swimming pool facilities on the campus—the moral respon-
sbility to the public, the financial responsibility of construction, and the technical responsibility of choosing which pool
to put their money into.
All this, when they had originally been cheated into
putting up their offer to share the roofing costs of Empire
It was a betrayal of student trust in the administration, and poor gratitude for the thousands of dollars
students had generously contributed to the University's
building needs.
It is now clear that UBC students have not one whit of
responsibility toward a campus swimming pool. They have
no obligation to contribute even the $100,000 they originally
offered—because it was swindled from them.
There is considerable strength to the argument that
the last thing UBC needs at this time is a swimming pool.
Perhaps studentswould sooner put their money toward
a new student union building, or maybe even student
They can feel free to do so.
The motion Student Council is to present to the general
meeting on Friday puts the question to students exactly how
it should be.
Should we contribute $100,000 toward swimming
facilities at UBC on the campus? That is our only responsibility.
The other responsibilities—financial, moral and technical—are put back where they belong—in the hands of the
MAA To Ask Meeting
Fbr $2 Fee Increase
Payment Would Go
To Athletic Cards
Men's Athletic Association President, Bob Brady, will ask
the general meeting of the Alma Mater Society to .approve
holding a campus-wide referendum asking students whether
they want to pay $2 for a compulsory athletic privilege card.
'tw«tn clams
LOOKING LIKE A bunch of frustrated basketballers too
short to make the team, UBC Thunderbirds and California
Golden Bears fight for possession of the ball. In the end
the Birds won, but lost the series by one point. See stories
on pages three and four. —Brian Thomas Photo
USC Bucks Council's
Court Reorganization
The Undergraduate Society Monday expressed disapproval
of a student council proposal to submit charges directly to*
student court rather than to the Investigating Committee first.
 4    ^,he meetjng was attended by
g**\ it/i • ,he   members   of   nine of   the
Debaters To
Be   Honored
UBC MacKenzie Cup debaters
John   Butterfield   and   William
Marchak will be honored by a ,
Tea in Brock Hall Dining Room   that  the opinions  ot  the socie
twelve undergraduate societies.
Members from Law and Pre-
Med opposed the motion.
Opposition arose because USC,
which appoints the Investigation
Committee was not consulted on
the matter before student council approved the proposal. Student Council President. Dick
Underhill, said, "I do not think
Friday afternoon, March  18.
The MacKenzie Cup, an innovation this jlear, was won from
ties were properly represented
at this meeting, since there was
not   time  to  consult  the   mem-
Victoria   College   by   the   UBC.!bers-
team last Saturday. j       The   committee  backed   Bill
Tribute will also be paid to I Tracy's ammendment proposal
Professor S. Read, Dr. G. Tuck-' to give USC the power to veto
er. Dr. J. Crumb, and Art Laing j any motion passed by student
tor the assistance they gave Par- I council. Of the societies, five vot-
liamentary Forum during  1954-
| ed   for   the   motion,   two  voted
against  it and two abstained.
Student Council, Monday
night, was asked to put the motion on the agenda ot the spring
general meeting to be held Friday.
"The $2 would entitle every
student to free admission to all
regularly scheduled intercollegiate athletic events," Brady
said. 'It would cover every event
now covered by the "A" privilege card and would include both
California rugby games."
in Engineering 202 Tuesday at
In a statement presented Mon- , l2.^ Au Artg women are agk.
Jazzsoc to Present
Ken Hole Trio
JAZZSOC presents the Ken
Hole Trio, starring Tony Cllth-
eroe, guitar, Gulliver Sound, pi*
ano, and Ken Hole on bass, in
the Brock Stage room Tuesday
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WUS election will take place
day night to Student Council
signed by Brady and Athletic
Director Bus Phillips, they
argued that the $2 would mean
that an accurate estimate of the
year's revenue could be made
in drawing up the athletic budget.
Over-estimation of revenue
this year has caused an estimated deficit of over $2,000, they
pointed out.
The vote at the general meeting would in no way bind the
students since the A.M.S. Constitution states that a referendum
must be held for any fee increase
and requires a two-thirds majority of those voting to pass.
The figure was set at $2 in
order to cover the amount now
paid by student admissions and
the sales of the current optional
$5  privilege  card.
"We are not asking for an in'
creased athletic programme . . ,
we are simply asking that the
present programme now be
placed on a sound financial
basis,"  Brady stressed.
ed to attend. Nominations from
the floor will be accepted.
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will hold a general ^election
meeting in FG 202 Tuesday
noon. To date only Harvey
Dych is running for president.
All political club members are
eligible to vote.
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DANCE   CLUB   will   hold   a
general meeting today. Physics
:'.00, 1?:30, to elect m.w executive.
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FILM SOC presents "A Streetcar Named Desire" in the Auditorium today at 3:48, 600, and
8:15 p.m. Admission 35c. A Russian comedy and a myslery
thriller will be shown at 12:30.
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lowship will present Rev. Turn-
bull of Seattle, speaking on
"Christ and the Meaning ot His
Death" Tuesday noon in Phvsics
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Assn. will hold a general mett-
ir>g Tuesday noon in Arts 106.
(Continued on Page 3)
IHA   Balks   At   Lecture   Topic
International House Association Monday, refused Professor Scott Nearing permission
to speak in grounds thut his
speech was to be "of a frankly   political  nature."
Thc 72-year-old ex-University of Pennsylvania professor
was engaged in January and
was al the noon-hour meeting
ready to speak when IHA
President Dick IVlaundell informed him that the executive would not grant him permission  tu speak.
Nearing, who later spoke
downtown under the auspices
of the B.C. Peace Council, was
to have addressed the IHA on
the topic, "What is Happening In  tiie United States."
In     explaining     the     executive's    action    Maundell    said,
"We just did not realise  it  was
to be a political speech.
"We had heard that he  had
IraveUed all through the Near
md    far    Ma.-1    and    assumed
lhal    !'   was   goin>>   lo   be   sort
ul   navel   talk   or   description
of   economic   conditions.    V/e
were  mistaken."
"If you call in a political
scientist to give a talk, you
can't expect a travelogue,"
commented the professor later.
"We asked him if he would
n.akf his speech non-political."," said Maundell, "and
when he could not agree the
executive voted to cancel the
meeting." It i.s IHA policy not
In  sponsor  political   speakers.
When informed that his
speech would he unacceptable
Ntaiiny said, "1 am accustom
ed to living in a fascist state
and I understand. I'm from
In" United States you know."
Terming the affair "a terrible faux pas," IHA officers
admitted that their action
was "very rude," but pointed
out that they had apologized
Reaction of IHA general
membership to thc executive's
decision tended to disapproval. Said one member, "'Wc
have nothing to fear." "In
suit to people's intelligence,"
was another comment. Page Two
Tuesday, March 15, 1955
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REPORTERS—Val Haig-Brown, Shelagh Lindsay, Marie Stephen,
Margie McNeil.
Veto For USC?
If only because it was once part of the Alma Mater
Society constitution, the proposal to grant the Undergraduate
Societies Committee power to veto Student Council decisions
is worth considering.
The suggestion actually has plenty of merit.
Over the years, there have been many instances of Student  Councils  taking  ill-considered   and   unwise   actions.
It cannot be denied there, is plenty of strength in the
argullient that general meetings provide all the check on
Sl^dent Council that is needed. But this course of appeal
will pe made more inaccesible when students vote to raise
from 100 to 500, the number of signatures needed to petition
a general meeting.
Beyond this, it would be good to have a check on Student Council which would not require the expense and trouble
of a general meeting, Further, there are some acts of Student Council which could not be repealed by a general meeting. The damage would already be done.
' there could be little doubt that some sort of a "second
look" at Student Council decisions would be valuable.
Nevertheless, is it wise to place such a check—in the
Idrm of a veto—in the hands of USC and its chairman? Is
the organization and its leader to be trusted with such
Two dangers leap to mind.
Despite his control by the undergraduate societies, the
USC chairman may at some time be an irresponsible person
Whose poor judgement would be continually hindering the
functions of Student Council.
In addition, there is no guarantee that USC would always be the "broad# base of representation" its supporters
claim it would be. With no quorum regulations governing
decisions of each of the undergraduate societies, apathy at
some time might reduce USC to a small band of willful students attempting to assure the power of government reserved
for Student Council.
These two dangers must be provided for, if the proposal
ia accepted. Amendments should be added requiring that
quorums be established for meetings of the undergraduate
societies, and that power be given to USC to dismiss its chairman should he prove undesirable.
Even with these safeguards, however, the question still
to be decided by students is whether USC is worthy of the
power to veto Student Council.
A check on the actions of Student Council would be a
good thng, but should USC be entrusted with such a func-
Two Pools Better For Training, Fun
by ray
POLITICIANS HAVE always interested me — particu
larly campus politicians.
Actually, I suppose, they're only fraternity men — with
pamphlets instead of pins, but they do seem to have some justification for existing.
Of course all politicians aren't the same — they differ in
direct proportion to their particular party.
I meet all kinds down here at thc pub board. And I can
name their particular brand of politics the minute I see the
Whites of their collars — and the format of their brochures.
For instance when the lories come down lo investigate a
missing "'tween classes notice, it's like when Daniel took up
lion training.
The conditioned insolence of their chins as they step over
a beer carton is a tribute to the memory of old "iron heel."
Coo I i tion Embarrassing
But the Liberals know how to approach we proletarian
types. They approach us as if we have leprosy —• but they've
been immunized.
It is embarrasing though, when they approach the News
Editor, hand stiffly outstretched, mumbling something about a
We just laugh good naturedly, offer them an old picture
of "Boss" Johnson from our files, and promise them top spot in
'tween classes next time.
But the Socreds; they're different. The've got all the enthusiasm of a kid in a candy store after closing time — albeit,
they have all the conviction of a Russian peasant.
I can always tell a Social Creditor by the hang of his
bowtle—like Pearson  with no  starch.
No Ties For Sociol Credit
The CCFer's now, don't wear ties. If they do wear them,
they make sure "downtown" doesn't catch them.
Of course, no CCFcr can be accused of using the party
as a stepping stone. This would be too much like using a submarine for interplanetary travel.
But I really feci for the LPP — slaving over a hot pamphlet all day without so much as a thank you kindly from the
student body.
One of them often comes down to thc pub, and, on being
approached will coyly sing a few bars of "Raze the Scarlet
Banner" or something.
Their full-throated gusto veritably drowns out the mandolin accompanist at times.
Really, I don't bear politicians any malice. After all; a
campus without politicians would bo like a country without a
flag ...
Happy hustings gentlemen.
■ (Second of two articles)
AMS Public Relations Officer
In Friday's Ubyssey 1 outlined the figures which made
the two-pool financially the
best bet. I pointed out that
the extra cost of roofing the Empire pool wasn't so
important as the $8,000 minimum yearly expenditure that
all the students who came after
us would have to pay.
How about tHe problems
other than cost? The main
thing   to   realise   that   ws
would   not   be   building   a
"small pool." The proposed,
pool   is   a   21-yard   length
pool standard for all competitions  except  the  Olympics and the BEG.
We can admit that for Olympic   swimmers   thc   big   pool
would be the best. They would
have all year rather than just
the summer months in which
to adjust their timing. "We do
have   Olympic   swimmers   in
Vancouver, and the Olympics
come   every   four  years,    the
BEG every five years.
Those whose main concern
is Olympic swimming will naturally be in favour of roofing
the Empire pool.
Students, however, are
concerned with everyone
who will use the pool, and
their responsibilities are to
all Vancouver.
UBC's swim instructors, Max
Howell, Dick Mitchell and Jack
Pomfret point out that a swim
instructor can only handle a
limited number of people. The
Empire pool would not let them
teach more people, but would
make the problem of supervision more difficult.
So for teaching purposes the
two-pool proposal is best.
As for recreational swimming, *the public will have the
greatest opportunity to use the
pool in tho summer, when the
University is not in session.
And in the summer, people like
best to swim in sunlight.
The reason that the two pool
plan will bring in the most
amount of revenue .is that this
is the way there will be the
greatest amount of use by the
people of Vancouver.
For the competitive swimmers, we will have the standard   pool   for    non-Olympic
competition.   All   UBC's   in-
Jtr-collegiale swimming competition will take place in 25
yard pools.
The Empire pool  was built
by Marwell Construction as an
outdoor pool. They guarantee
its serviceability. It would be
a shame to cover it up to serve
the interests of a vocal few.
Islam Greater Than Sociologists
(Blad Hanafi graduated
in 1952 from Damascus College, Syria, with a Baccalaureate in Arts and Science,
and came to UBC to study
engineering. In the following article he explains the
nature of his faith — the
Muslim Religion.)
Having lived in an' all-Muslim community my belief was
* scarcely challenged by the
people around me.
As a matter of fact, I never
had the chance to look over
my belief or ideas until I came
lo the new world.
My belief as a Muslim always assured me that I could
live in peace with Christianity. I never doubted that
even though I was amased
when I found that most of
cur problem! came from the
Christian World.
Now that I am here, I have
come to appreciate the problem. •
I believe in thc classes of
people, ahead of each other,
not because of birth, but because of individual abilities and
I believe in One and only
God .not as a means of escape
U)hii by  diomd
Accurocy Demanded
Editor, The Ubyssey;
After the excellent work
which was done by the student
members of the Open House
Committee and after you yourself paid tribute to it in your
issue of Tuesday, March 8; it
seems " deplorable that you
should have reported in your
news column a completely unfounded rumour about the seating arrangements at the lunch
eon, to the embarrassment of
two of the universities guests
on that occasion.
I would have thought that
the respect you expressed for
the committee would have
prompted you to check your
allegation with some member
of the committee.
You were wrong in fact, you
failed to check, and you were
discourteous to guests who were
particularly invited to attend
the University Open House.
It is difficult to reconcile
this kind of news reporting
with your editorial expression
of approval for the work of
the Open House Committee.
G. C. Andrew
Deputy to the President
Columnist Rapped
Editor, The Ubyssey;
It was with a profound sense
of boredom that I read your
column, "It's Like This," in
the Open House edition of the
Ubyssey. Once more your columnist played the well-worn
gramophone record, "Down
With the COTC! Yah, Yah!
Trained Killers," and so on, ad
nauseam. It would not be accurate, though, to say that everything has already been said
on that score by your prcdeces-
sers. as neither you nor they
have actually ever said anything.
Perhaps you were under the
delusion that you were being
funny, if so, such "humour" is
hardly appropriate in an issue
of Thc Ubyssey dedicated to
publicizing UBC. Then again,
perhaps you were by implication plugging for the Navy and
(Air Force, since it is always
tbe Army which is the object of your affections.
If, however, you were being
serious in attacking the subsidization plan, I feci that not
only were you acting in poor
taste for slamming an aspect
of campus life, under the guise
of publicizing the university to
the general public, but you
betrayed lamentably weak
powers of reasoning.
We need a ready reserve
now, in case of war later, for
we may not have time in case
of war.
You disapprove of the Army
offering financial incentitives
to prospective recruits. I have
yet to see The Ubyssey advocate recruiting on patriotic
grounds, I might add. But if
the peace-time Army cannot
(ind personnel by attract in>;
them, then there is only one
other moans: conscription.
How about that, Private
Logie? |j:
P. J. H. Henslowe,
Law 3
from responsibility or failure
to explain my existence, but
as aunit of inspiration, a model
of purity and as a power to
I therefore live among my
people with pride. I believe
that Islam has achieved more
than any lociologiit, and for
that matter, modern icientiit,
will ever achieve in explaining man's behaviour and,
needs — and it is only
through the understanding of
Islam's laws will we be able
to complete what man hoped
to complete by relying on
In n world torn by misunderstanding as to the meaning
of freedom, torn by selfishness
and thc desire of one nation
to overrule other* nations, not
through the good they can do,
but through the ability to destroy faster — I say in a situation like this that to believe
in God the Almighty ls our
only hope to escape destruction
at thc hands of those who don't
seem to fear.
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In the telepathic way these
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Page Three
Bloch To Play Here
On Wednesday at 12:30, in
the Auditorium the Special
Events Committee and the
Fine Arts Commitee are presenting a concert of late Mediaeval and early Renaissance
music to be given by Suzanne
Bloch, the noted musician and
composer. Miss Bloch, who is
the daughter of the composer
Ernest Bloch, is internationally known as a accomplished
musician on the recorder, lute
and virginals. During her performance on Wednesday, Miss
Bloch will present compositions written especially for the
above-mentioned instruments.
She is to play pieces by Daw-
land, Bach, Giles Farnaby,
William Byrd and other early
European  composers.
As a composer, at the age of
nineteen,   she won  first  prize
in a Paris contest for women
composers. Since then her music has been played in New
York by Leonard Goldstein
and Leon Barzin and at one
of her own New York concerts
she included some charm in;,
lute-songs set to verses from
"Alice and  Wonderland."
During her concerts Miss
Bloch usually makes spontaneous, informal comments on
the music she is about to play.
She hag done considerable research into the field of early
music and it is an excellent
opportunity for us on the campus to hear a concert of music
which is rarely played and
might easily go unheard. If
members of the audience specially enjoy her playing and
the compositions records are
available by the Concert Hall
add to the
mam students
Five scholarships are available to students who intend to
enter Teacher Training at
UBC in September.
The B.C. Teachers' Federation offers two scholarships of
$200 each and the Vancouver
Secondary School - Teachers'
Association is offering three
of $100 each.
Appllca\ion forms are available at Dean Gage's office.
INSPECTING future Air Force Officers. Co mmander Glen McDonald, R(
ernor Clarence Wallace and UBC President N. A. III. MacKenzie make the^ way throuM'
the Armory Friday at the annual tri-service parade. The three service uni^ climaxed thf»
show with a parade around the campus. —Brian 'Jjfoomas Photjy
Birds Down Bears In Final Game
Lose World Cup By One Point
US  Senate
Subject   Of
The Un-American Activities Committee hearings in
Washington are the subject of
an address sponsored by Social Problems club noon today
in Arts 100.
Speaker at the meeting is
Mrs.   Pat   Starkovich,   whose
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University of California Golden Bears won the World
Cup, emblematic of Pacific Coast rugby supremacy, for the
sixth time Saturday at Varsity stadium when they held UBC
—? to a two point win.
Though the Thunderbirds won
the Saturday game 16-14 on a
last second try by Donn Spence,
California took the four-game
total-point series 38-37.
The game was rough throughout and came near the fighting
point many times.
The Bears built up an 18 point
lead after two victories at Cal-
irnia. Birds' 18-3 Thursday
win and Saturday's victory were
not enough to win thc cup.
UBC had to come from behind
three times Saturday to earn
the hard-fought victory. Birds
lost forward Derek Vallis with
a possible concussion in the first
live minutes and played a man
short for thc rest of thc game.
Donn Spence, John Newton,
and Skip McCarthy scored tries
for Thunderbirds. Bob Morford
kieked a convert and a penalty
goal and Dave Morley kicked a
eon vert.
husband, George Starkovich,
went on trial Monday for refusing to answer Committee
questions connected with the
1950 World Peace Conference
held in Warsaw.
Starkovich, a former I.W.
of A. organizer, refused to answer questions on his trip,
claiming defense by thc fifth
amendment. He had previously printed reports on thc Conference and stated his views
in public.
Charged  with   Contempt of
Court, Starkovich is liable to
six years in prison and a
86,000 fine.
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MacKenzie added further,.that
an increase in student fee* mfjht
be necessary to meet the eitra
cost of maintenance. (Maintenance cost per year for the* big
roofed pool has been estimated
al $20,000, in comparison to-a
cost for two pools of $13,000.)
He said the students must i^nd
some plan to pay for the ejttlra
maintenance, as he doubted revenue would take care of It.
In reply to a newspaperman's
attempt to pin him to the#ao-
called university promise to tpol
the big pool, the president quoted from the agreement signed
between the board of governors
and the BEG committee: "Tiie
board of governors hereby .expresses its policy to enclose the
pool as soon as funds become
available." " >,
The president stated this'lift
the university with no particular
committment to roof the'pool.'He'
added that it had been only: the
university's efforts in accepting
he responsibility for the flfBt?
pool that made it ready in tiling
for thc games. , f.','•
"Alter much confusion, 0m
were asked on 24 hours notft&
to accept the responsibility Hjjpr
the pool. Only the already,aVlli-
able gymnasium facilities mJ|Qp
possible the scheduled dpen^g
date of the pool," he said.
"We did not urge the pool
brought out here," MtfoKflJ
added, "we were governed Oh)
by a desire to contribute' 'If*
much to the BEG as possibl^. jjif
a better site was available £]#-
where, we had no complainjt,L|flr
did we complain when the )$•
(Continued from Page 1)
TRACK TEAM member* are
requested in the Stadium Tuesday noon.
* *       *
meet in the Psychology Common
Room Tuesday noon.
* *      *
present an illustrated talk.'by
Dors Shadbolt, Docant ol the
Vancouver Art Gallery, on 4,En-
joying Modern Painting," ia
Physics 202 Tuesday noon.  ,
* *        *k
SCM   presents   Kyaw Thftri,
speaking on "A Christian Looks
at   South-cast   Asia"   in Aggie
100 at  noon   today.
TONIGHT MARKS  the close
of the 1954-55 Badminton season
at the University. The Men's
gym will be open from 7:30 ,to
\i):'M) for play this evening and
I the Women's Gym will remain
open on Sunday afternoons .till
the end of the month for tho^e
who are  interested. ,s
*¥•       V*       ¥
Suciel.v    meeting   today   is   cancelled. Page Four
Tuesday, March 15, 1955
Win To No Avail; Bears
Gain Cup By One Point
Spence   Scores
In   last   Seconds
Fer   UBC   Win
Thunderbirds    won    the
game; Bears won the cup.
Saturday   at   the   Owen
Bowl 1800 screaming spectators witnessed one of the
moat exciting rugger games
ever to be played at Varsity.
UBC squeeked a 16-14 decision from California to give
them a 3-2 split in games,
but fell one point short of
Cal in the total points.
.The World Cup goes to
Berkley 38-37.
•   Three times Birds lost the lead
in the game, only to roar from
behind and over-take the Bears.
The last play of the game resulted in Donny Spence culminating a three line run, by nosediving into the right corner zone
for a try. Pave "Toe" Mdrley's
'nigh   impossible   convert   attempt failed, so the game died
16-14 UBC.
In the opening minutes Don
Oilkey of Cal scored from a
serum pile-up, and Cal lead 3-0.
Skip McCarthy rectified matters
when he scored for Birds by
refusing to go down until he
wes over the line. Bob Morford's .convert was good for a
5-3 lead.
Tragedy struck Varsity when
Derek Vallis was carried off
the field during the first five
minutes of the match, suffering a possible concussion,'and
UBC was one man short all the
game. Play grew progressively
rougher as the contest develop-
ed,fand tempers hovered at the
boiling point.
In the second half Ail-American Matt Hazeltine powered to
a Cal try, which the inevitable
Noel Bowden converted; 8-5 for
Cal. A delicate unconverted try
by Bowden made it 11-5, und
UBC's cause looked sad.
When Bob Morford scored a
routine penalty kick (11-8),
Birds caught fire, and stormed
at the Bears. Passing the ball
like it was a hot-potato, the glue-
fingered three line barreled it
out to John the Newt, who scored over the left corner. Morley
converted the extreme angle
shot, to put Birds ahead 13-11.
Noel Bowden made an easy
penalty kick 14-13 for Cal, and
the scene was set for the storybook finish when Spence refused
to be denied and put UBC ahead
16-14. It was too much to hope
that Morley would make two
impossible converts in a row.
He didn't.
There have been few better
rugger games seen in Vancouver.
Outstanding amongst a team of
stars was Rajah Kronquist at
fullback who, by joining the
three line in the Birds' offense,
added an extra man in the assaults. Defensively his kicking
was long and sure. The Rajah
deserves much credit.
Ted Hunt's scrum-half passes
are the prettiest to be seen on
the coast. He is likely the sharpest in B.C. at getting the ball
out to the backs.
Mike Chambers, best conditioned athlete on the field, was
unstoppable at getting down on
the ball on the kicks. His speed
and drive are exceptional.
Captain Doug MacMillan, Bill
Whyte's sure hands, and Joe
Wamock's doggedness, all contributed to the uphill fight
which fell short.
The World Cup, presented by
Rugby Union president Bob
Spray, will now rest in Berkley
for at least a year.
On Thursday, Birds meet the
Oxford-Cambridge XV at  noon.
JUST A YARD is all that separated the little oval from the
UBC goal-line in Saturday's
game  as  the   Golden   Bears
strive to bull their way to
another three points. In this
instance they failed, but they
scored often enough to hold
UBC to a two-point win,
which was one little point
short of a Canadian capture
of the World Cup.
—Brian Thomas Photo
Sam  Still  Slams,
But  Loses  Title
Eugene (Slammin Sam) Shkurhan, lone Varsity entry in
the Provincial Wrestling Chamionships, came away with second place in the lightweight division Saturday night.
He earned the right to participate by taking the city title in
a 45 second skirmish a couple
of weeks back.
The Canadian Officers Training Corps, led by sharp-shooting Al Conyers, won the first
annual" university mess rifle
competition last week by beat
ing the Reserve University
Squadron   1550-1466.
Conyers topped the field of
12 .22 calibre experts with a
277 for three targets. His nearest competitor was airforceman
G. A. Castly with a 268.
The trophy was presented to
COTC team captain Pete Andrew at the COTC final parade,
Monday night, by commanding
officer Lt. Col. J.  F.  McLean.
Conyers was awarded the Mclnnes shield tor individual high
score, presented for the first
time since 1939.
Coupled with the rifle meet,
held for the first time for many
years, came thc news a services
all-sar team may enter the western intercollegiate rifle meet
next year. The services group
would enter as a university team.
Other scores: COTC; Pete Andrew, 255; Harvey Fleury, 260;
Goldie, 238; L. Humphrey, 266;
C.  Ireland,  254.
RUS: J. R. Gordon, 243; R.
T. Macfarlanc, 217; P. L. Shields.
243; W. V. Simpkinson, 251; W.
C. Weston, 244.
Only other Varsity contender,
Archie McMullin, was defeated
in the city competition.       •
Last Saturday night in an evening of eliminations at North
Van Community Center. Shkurhan displayed his speed as he
won his first tussle with a pin in
31 seconds. His second win took
2 minutes and thirty seconds.
He was defeated in the final
however, after a five minute battle, to remain in the runner up
spot for the Provincial Lightweight championship.
UBC. who are probably displaying some of the best form
of their life, beat Vancouver
3 to 1, Saturday, to boost
themselves into fourth position in the Lower Mainland
Grasshockey  Standings.
The upward surge of the
team has been amazing, since
UBC was nestled deep in the
cellar just before Christmas.
They are now considered a
dangerous threat to upset opponents for Cup Playoff honours.
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For  Lloyd  Cup
Chiefs Defeat
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One cheery note sounded on the local soccer scene over
the weekend, when UBC Chiefs, showing some very good
form, stopped Victoria College 2 to 1 to capture the Lloyd Cup.
Jim Sharret scored the Chief's i:"
goal with another coming off a
defending Victoria player. Chiefs
completely outplayed the Island
boys in the second half.
While their younger brothers
were bringing home the silverware, Varsity was losing a hard-
fought decision to league-leading
The win gave Pils an unbeaten
season and the Beermen have
deserved it. Big Bus Byford
scored two of their three goals.
While Varsity's Mr. Football,
Bruce Ashdown, scored the only
Varsity goal on a penalty kick.
Sunday, the Varsity boys lost
a close one to Norselander Vikings at Seattle, 1 to 0. The 310
mile trip didn't aid the team
any. Varsity were minus three
regular players.
Chief's game with Barring-
tons was cancelled.
Against Pilseners, Varsity
played their best first half of
the season. They held the powerful Pils scoreless.
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