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The Ubyssey Jan 11, 1952

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iHtfLI Mystic   To   Give   Week-Long   Yogi   Series
Students expecting to see an
v ancient Hindu reeking of Indian
mysticism and playing practical jokes with loose ropes will
be shocked when they mee'
Swami Shivananada, who ar
rived from India.
"Why you look just like a
typical businessman," said disappointed photographer Walt
Sussel when he met the authentic Yogi ln Brock Lounge.
Swami, there is no "mister"
ln front of it, Is u Hindu missionary Crn.ni India who has
been civrrying out an extensive
lecture tour I'or the last three
Contftries he has lectured in
include Africa, Middle East und
Western  Europe.
A follower of the science and
philosophy of Yoga, meanltiJ*
'union', he will speak to UBC
students for the next week.
Clad in a loose-fktlng grey
flannel suit, "made In Britain"
lie commented,  Swami did  not
catch Uie attention of any student in Brock,
Short, with a dark handsome
face and shining eyes, he explained that he was going
around the world to teach Hindu
He made clear his position
by refusing to take any pictures
in the unusual Yogi positions
thlit "Ignorant" people seem to
Asked if he practiced hypno-
tlclsm he unswered with a definition.
"Before they fall in love either the boy or I-I19 ^jlrl hypnotlxe
each other and that's it," he
He emphatically denied that
Yoga is n religion, He defined
it as a way of life. "In Yoga,
there Is no place for Idlers. It
ls  a  path  of ,a*c>tlon."
He told reporter that Yogi
was the basis of all Ideas of India. He explained that i.*ny person could learn the rudiments
of  Hie  philosophy  ln   15  to  20
"It Is not some fraud with
rope tricks practiced by a few
initiates." he explained.
"It Is practiced by eminent
diplomats, lawyers and doctors."
Nehru and Oandi both knew
He explained that the Yogi
was at the top of the whole Hln
iu structure a*nd that those taking part ln the "way of Hie*
make the rules and by-laws for
Hindu society.
There are two sections In the
Yogi philosophy. A negative
section for those who live ln
the world and a positive place
foi* people who make It their
complete life.
In mastering Yoga to become
a teacher, Swam! left his home
In northern India to serve under a "master."
In his case the master was
Aurobindo who was nominated
for -pie nohel prize for his ne.v
Ideas ori, philosophy.
Included  in   his  Itinerary  ot
. . . SWAMI
studies were physical exerciser*
for health, mental exerclsos for
better  grasping  powers  of  the
Intellect and spiritual studies.
"I luive no time to devote to
women and such," Swami er-
plained. ".My teaching takes up
my Whole life.
He has none of the vices ol,
smoking, drinking nor women.
"We eat no special food but
we -are usually vegetarians,"
the  Yogi  explained.
"I consider motion pictures
the morphia of unhealthy sen-
timentallsm," he said. He feels
such things detract from creative   work.
A graduate from universities
of India as well as a M.A. from
Oxford, he has met many celebrities. "Our mission to these
people Is to create better understanding but we have nothing to do with the military aspects."
Canada Is the greatest potential country I have heen In," he
stated. "The people are so fu)'
of youth."
He felt there would eventually be a c;oonfllct between the
land of Canada and the youth,
although he refuted any suggestions that a Yogi was a prophet.
"I am sorry that your universities have no departments
for teaching sanscrlpt and tho
evolution of Indian civilization."
he continued, explaining thai
such a study would lead to a
better understanding of Asian
Western practices such as
lighting a match on one's shoe
and the radio telephones in taxi
cabs were new and amusing to
The accent of the spoken language of the Canadians whom
he likes so much, was also unusual to him. Asked about his
opinions of Americans and their
habits, he smiled and said he
had not yet been In USA.
Harpujoh Sljgh, secretary of
the India Association. Swa-ml's
sponsor, asked that other clubs
that wished to sponsor him, contact them.
The Ubyssey
NO 35
UBC Radsoc
To Broadcast
Mozart Opera
The first broadcast ot the University Radio Society's new series, "This Week at UBC," will
come over CKMO, 1410 on the dial,
tomorrow, Saturday, at 2:30.
Tomorrow's' performance will
feature a report and Interview on
the 'Mozart Opera Company's presentation of "Cos! Fan Tutte*'
which was produced on Campus
for two days this week. The well-
known Squamlsh Band will maHe
Its radio bow with e-n unprecedented playing of Its theme, Mountain
Listeners will also hear Dr. N.
A. M. MuioKenzie, president of
UBC and Alma Mater president,
Vaugrn Lyon, discuss the future
of the university and its students,
Originating frou the URS studios in Brock Hall, this series will
present, in the future, glimpses of
varsity life In action, through the
use of delayed tape recordng. ln
this way Radsoc can make British Columbia residents better acquainted  with   UBC.
RUN MAN! They'll
Be After You Too
Co-ed  'Gentlemen'   Take
Over Campus  For  Day
Boy Tues.
"The Winslow Boy" will be
next Tuesday's feature In Filmsoc
series of evening films, in thar auditorium at :i:45, 6:00 and 8:15.
For 25 cents, standard price
you can see a prize-winning story
telling how a boy was unjustly accused of stealing a* few shillings
while enrolled at a naval academy
aul ho\v his fight to regain ills
honor became the legf.l battle of
the century.
Another of Fllmsor's comedy revivals, this time a Laurel and
Hardy, will he featured that same
Tuesday, Jan. 15, at noon.
Williams  Offer
War  Scholarship
studmits of Sir George VVillam's
College have launched Ihei* annual
drive to raise funds for a lnemorii.l
This fund was originated by the
Veterans at the college and is
given to the son or daughter of a
■serviceman or servleewoman of tic*
Can Milan Armed Forces whe died
■during, or due to, World Weir II.
Iftllli to l!M">.
The Constitution of the scholar-'
whip fund states that the nature
of the scholarship is to offer a
four-year course at Sir (ieorge W11-
lh'.'ins College In (he day division
of lhe Faculties of Arts, Science
or Commerce.
Home Eccers To Conduct
Menu, Budgeting Class
UBC's Home Ec. Department, in conjunction with the Health Service has volunteered to conduct a number of classes in marketing, menu planning, storage and equipment problems, and budgeting difficulties for those students who must, or are interested
in cooking for themselves.
The classes will be given as discussion-demonstration projects rather than straight
lectures, and amateurs will gain from the knowledge of those experienced in the Battle
of the Bill and Skillet.
Miss H. R. Ross, Nutritionist for the Metropolitan Health Committee, and Miss N.
Norley of the Home Economics department will be leading the discussions and conducting
the demonstrations from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in room 112 of the Home Economics Building.
The next scheduled class is to be held Monday, January 14th, and an invitation is
extended to all those interested whether th3y know when water is boiled or not.
Men  students  at  UBC  can  ex*<^
peel real service from campus cut-
ies  today as  Co-ed day gets into
full swing.
Co-eds must puy coffee for men,
carry their books, open door9 for
them, und give up seat* on the
bus and In the library, Women's
Undergraduate Society executive
Normal  rule  that a girl should I
never sneak to a stranger unless I
he spea*ks to her is outmoded today. Co-eds must speak to all boys.
Enforcing Co-ed day rules will
be members of the Engineering
Undergraduate Society. WUS member Bim Slirodt has hinted of dark
consequences for rule enfraotlons.
"Co-ed day will give us a chance
to repay men for their wonderful
chivalry," WUS .president Mary
Lett stated. "We appreciate this
chance to get over the men.''
Climax of Co-ed day will be tha
dance  In Brock  Hall  tonight. Af-
<*f>(air is ghj-ask-boy, with tickets on
sale in  the  AMS office for one
1 dollar.
Standing room only was the
rule when WUS took over the
armouries Tuesday for a pep meet
to announce today's featlvitle*
M.C.'d hy Bim Sehrodt, the pep
meet featured the WUS "Squeamish" Band. Proceedings were continually Interrupted by Co-eds pursuing prospective dates for tonight's dance across the stage.
Piano-comic Jim Wood, making
his debut to students under WUS
auspices, stopped the show with
Ills act. Also featured was Highland dancing to the piping of lap.
Invitational Smoker Set
For  COTC January 25
Mardi Gras
Kings Seek
AN' LW'ITATIOX smoker will he held by the
Canadian Officers' Traininr; Corps ou Friday,
.lainriry 27, at 8:30 p.m. iu the Officers' Mess of
Ihe cue Armoury, it was announced today by
COTC officials. Meiuhers of the Mess Committee,
in disclosing the plans for the get-together, said
that members of the ('OTC are inviting male stu-
ilcni friends from the University. Arrangement*
for the evening's entertainment include gumies,
movies, music, a magician and refreshments.
ARMY  lll-'AIHlUAnTK-US at Ottawa lias just
announced that first  year officer cadets vvill now
be   paid   for   Ihe   spring   training   taken   prior   to
Varsity final exams.  Knch aipiilicant selected for en-
■    rollnient   who   attends   parades   from   February  1
lo mid March will receive almost $'!0.nn.
IN SI'KAKINli ol' the response to appeals for
enrolment.   Resident   Stall'   Officer   Major   VV.   W.
Ma*:hers pointed out  that the  I'BC Contingent   of
:     lhe COTC had gradually increased in size until, in
I     i'JjiJ ji, it wae. the second largest lu Cuuuda, being
surpassed only by the University of Toronto.
"The need for officers of superior education
and ability in both the Active and Reserve Army
Is greater today than at any time in the past and
k is Imperative lhal. a la>*ge reserve of trained officers  he established."  he said.
"It is toward the universities that the Army
is looking lo provide this reserve, not only because of the high type of leaders produced 1n the
past, hut also because of the need for officers with
a good education lo fit into the complexities of
Ihe modern scientific Fore-*" he continued.
APPLICATIONS for enrolment in the COTC
will be accepted in the COTC Orderly Room in the
Armoury until the end of January. Training for
successful candidates •coin-moiiccs on Monday, February 4 and continues- unti* about March IT. Full
information about tonus of service, type of training offered and vacancies in tin* various branches
of lhe Army-can be obtained from Ihe COTC olliee
each  day  between 'j:uu  and  -l:l'.U p.m.
Campaigning for Mardi Oras
kings begins today and will last
until noon Tuesday, date of the
giant Pep Meet in the Armouries.
All kings will he presented at
the meet and and ballots will be
cast to elect tbe boss of the un
derworld. The nine queen candi-
dites, who will arrive in decorated cars ivnd floats, will talso be
King Candidates, announced today, are: Phil Barter Alpha Delta
Phi; John MacDoiuuld, Alpha Tau
Omega; Ted Duncan, Beta Theta
Pi; Ross Johnson, Delta Upsilon;
Angus MacLaren. Delta Kappa Ep-
sillon; Hugh MacAirthur, Kap'pa
Sigma; Jean-Paul liiopel, La-mbd'i
Chi Alpha; Boh Wasslck, Psi Upsilon; Bill Hutchinson, Phi Kappn
Pi; Harry Downs, Phi Delia Theta; Andy Pulos, Phi Gumma Delta;
Laurie* Rreakley, Sigma Chi; Marvin Stark. Zeta Beta Tau; Rick
Punier, /eta Psi; Dhni Courou-
In-.'kalis,  Sigma   Phi   Delta.
Voting for the Queens will take
place on Ihe two nights of the ball
-January 17 and IS at lhe Com
modore. Tickets are on sale iu
Iho AMS  aud  the Cut.
Le Gall
To Speak
Louis LeGall will be guest speakers
at the International House French
dinner In Acadia camp dining room
Saturday evening. Dinner will be
served from 5 p.m. on. Ticket*** are
67 cents if purchased at AMS of-
lice today and $1 at ithe ctvtnp on
*      ¥      #
give his first talk in a series or
lectures Monday at 12:30 in VQ.
100. Topics he will speak on dirt***
Ing the week Include metaphysics
— spiritual realization through
Yoga, Sun adoration, anthropology
in Africa and Life after Death.
* * *
STUDENT LIBRARY committee wil have its meeting on Tuesday,, Jan. 15 at 12:30 in the Men's
Club Room, Brock Hall. All those '
interested In discussing library
problems we asked to attend.
* *       *
BRIDGE   PLAYERS!   Don't   forget the organizational meeting for
the new oluh, 12:30 Monday In the
Men's Club Room, Brock Hall.
* *        *
DR. N. A. M.  MACKENZIE will
speak to the Civil Liberties Union
on the topic. "The Responsibllit-
ties Attached to Civil Liberties"
at noon today in Engineering 200.
* *        *
REV. PAUL CURRIE, Vancouver's Youth for Christ director,
will speak on "The History of
Jesus Christ" at noon today ln
Eng. 202. The meeting is sponsored hy VCF, and everyone Is wel
come to attend.
* *       *
sessions next week, HG4. Mon.,
Tues., nnd Thurs. noons. Everyone out!   Instruction being given.
* *        *
INDIA   STUDENT'S   Association
will meet today in Arts  108.
* *       *
CO-EDS!   Don't   forget   to   bring
your man 'round to the WUS Sadie
II■.'■wkins Dance tonight, ft to 12 in
Brock Hall Lounge. Tickets arn
only  $1.
Slack Controversy
Back At Kingston
iradiflon Hut slacks are not to be
worn on the campus or to lectures
oi* the library has become a controversial   suhect.
Most students feel thai slacks
should not be worn to lectures
but »ee nothing wrong with wear
ing ihem on the campus or In the
llhivry. One other opinion was expressed thus: "I'd like to wear my
•duck;; Hie day I wash my girdle." Page Two
Friday, January 11, 1952
Up A Tr««
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five cents. Published throughout the Uuiveislly year by the Studeut Puhllcatloua BotuU
of the Alma Mater Society, University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions expressed
herein are those of the editorial staff of the Ubyssey, aud not necesaarly those of the
Alma Mater Sooiety or of the University.
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Executive Edltor—ALLAN GOLDSMITH Managing Editor—ALEX J. MacUILLlVRAY
News Editor, V. Fred Edwards; City Editor, Mike Ryan; CUP Editor, Sheila Kearns;
Women's Editor, Florence McNeil; Fine Arts Editor, John Drocklngton; Copy Editor,
Jean Smith; Director of Photography Hruce Jafl'ray; Senior Editors: Sheila Kearns,
Elsie Oorbat, Denis Blake: Editorial Writers: Joo Schlesinger, Chuck Coon and Dot
Letters to tha Editor should be restricted to 150 words. The- Ubyssey reserves ths .right
to cut letters and cannot guarantee to publish all letters received.
Guns Or Butter?
ACCORDNG to the Toronto Telegram, NATO has asked
Canada to supply 15,000 more troops for Europe.
The same*paper says the government says quite flatly
that we must do it without "new recruiting methods."
Judging by the recent efforts at recruiting, this would
likely mean press gangs or conscription—unless the government can find some brand new sugar-coated lures.
Whether the troops are needed for NATO's schemes
or not, we don't know. But wc do that the lid is going to
blow off NATO in the near future unless it starts tailoring
its schemes to fit the economics of its member nations.
Western Europe, still economically tottering, faces more
belt-tightening for a plan which fills its people with doubts.
Re-armament to help Uncle Sam stave off the "menace" of
Communism is something Western Europeans aren't «alto-
happy about.
Many of them wonder whether arms ,don't hasten wars
instead of stopping them. *
Canadians could do something about the situation, too.
NATO's demands would hit the local tax-payer a wallop.
Obviously, if disarmament is to come, the small nations must take the lead. Canadian refusal to play NATO's
game and a public declaration of a disarmament policy
might give world peace a a worthwhile shot in thc arm.
Anyhow, it's worth thinking about.
Stow The Matches, Kids
GRANTED a warm fire on a cold day makes the blood
run, but a fire in a caf ashtray with 1000 milling students
around is another situation; and one guaranteed to stop the
blood running altogether.
When rational human beings must resort to foot-high
flames in an amber ashtray in order to generate a little heat
the educational world is coming to a pretty pass. After all,
what reasonable purpose could there be in endangering the
well-being of a thousand other students by a demonstration
of one's own irresponsibility.
Certainly an incident as idiotic as that pyre in the caf
on Wednesday negates the claim of reason in an intellectual
institution. But institute or no, and purpose of education or
not, it takes a fairly dull person to play with fire. The smart
ones realized long ago that one might, conceivably, be burnt.
NOTE:    In   the   abienoe   of
Chuck Coon, who Is III, with a
fever, this column It today writ-'
ten by Chuck Coon. Mr. Coon
is widely known  In circles.
rT\ HE GHOST of Mozart ho*
J[   vered   over   the   campus
Wednesday    and    Thursday, then passed away again—
tluink goodness.
The Mozart Opera Company's
production of "Cosi Fan Tutti"
(School for Lovers) showed
signs of hasty preparation from
start to finish. The most glaring dramatic faux pas was committed by the leading bass who
depended on notes for the first
act libretto and blossomed forth
with the full score clutched In
his hand tor the second act.
WITH THE COMING of spring and the considerable discussion at present about abstract art a subject of at
least implicit interest is "What is beauty?"
Plain Joe's answer "When I sees beauty, I knows it"
though being very sound can stand further analysis.
Beauty is that which being seen or known gives pleasure.
This joy arises because the beautiful satisfies three basic desires of the mind as well as a natural or acquired inclination
of the eye or ear for a certain proper proportion in sensible
The mind likes wholeness or completeness so a beautiful
object makes some kind of unified whole. The mind likes to
find or produce unity, proportion, harmony, ordering of means
to ends in objects; so a beautiful object possesses these qualities. The mind likes'clear, striking ideas; it likes to find some
central theme or idea to which the wholeness, proportion, harmony and order contribute and are subordinate. Perhaps the
essential quality of beauty is this clarity or strikingness, giving
such joy to the mind and senses.
Some men have a special gift to recognize the beautiful
and enjoy it more; education also prepares the mind to enjoy
the intelligible splendor from a work of art and top preceive
and relish its beauty.
Beauty can be considered another way. God is pure being. In creating He caused creatures to participate in this
being, having beauty as one of its qualities, in accordance
with the limited nature or form each has. Man can get in
contact with that being and enjoy it in several ways.
For example, he can get joy from reasoning about it and
discovering its hidden truths. With beauty man's mind in
the sense image of the object without any thinking comes
directly in contact with the particularly striking quality of
the being of the I'oeautil'ul object and is delighted.
Desire to ho united to the object, passions and feelings
arise only secondarily to the j.oy of being in direct contact
with being. W, piNSON.
No doubt there were many In
tiie audience who had never
seen an operetta before, and a
few who were new to any type
of "live" theatrical performance
(the State excluded.)
Wednesday night's performance was marked by a blown
fuse, obvious prompting from
the conductor in the pit, and
doors which threatened to collapse momentarily on the stage.
Such performance would be
enough to discourage any newcomer from ever wanting to see
a stage performance again.
People tend to Judge on first
Impressions and In matters dramatic it is no exception.
In tact a prejudice against
live theatre seems to exist in
the minds of the general public.
It probably originated in high
school where the teachers formed a self-appointed board of
moral censors and allowed the
drama club to stage nothing but
James M. Uarrie, Shakespeare
(purified), and a few other "approved* plays.
This, coupled with laci< of facilities nnd poor direction, resulted in the serious drama becoming u farce and the comedy
drawing more laughs from the
technical boobs than from tha
A stage performance, a good
play for Instance, should be,
and can be more satisfying than
a dozen motion pictures.
No concert pianist would
dream of giving a* performance
without first learning how to
striko the keys and keep th;?
tempo properly,
Hut apparently amateur thea-
uwi'..y with a performance that
tre people think they can get
falls far short In technique and
savoir falre.
The sooner theatre people
realize they owe the public a
fair dei!*l, the sooner the public will give them genuine support.
From  Our
WtU . .
Dear Editor,
U.N. Digest, the monthf
ly Journal of the United
Nations Club, is facing another difficulty.
The first difficulty of the Digest was to find a cover for
money on It. The difficulty,
itself without spending any
however, was over-come, when
u city publisher donated the
Scarcely had a month passed
when the Editor-in-Chief received a letter from New York
stating that the use of the
U.N. emblem on the cover requires special permission from
the Secretary General.
The Editor-in-Chief wrote an
explanatory letter saying that
the covers for each month until April 1952, had already been
donated and that thfe elub is
not ln a position to make any
THtt DIFFICULTY was also
overcome when the digest received special permislon from
Mr. Stains, head of the Education Division of the U.N. at
New York, to use the printed
Presently another difficulty
appeared. The AMS,. last month
banded a bill for 15.50 for the
cost of mimeographing (-six
pages, i>oo copies). How to
over com a this difficulty, nobody In the U.N. Club executive
the bugat to the AMS, the ex*
ecutive understood that the
system of supplying the necessary mimeographing to all tho
Clubs by the AMS would go on
as usual. x
If Cluiw must pay to see fruit-
Ion of their labours, it ls certainly going to be a hig hurdle.
And after all, Club effort is all
Let ua hope that even this
difficulty will be overcome and
the Digest would again be ready
to face the next . . .
Raghblr Basi,
President, U.N. Club.
Ubyssey apologized to Prof. F.
(1. C. for misquoting him in the
last Issue concerning English 200
students. Editors completely agreed with Wood's denial that — 1.
ling. 200 class was to have him
for an instructor, and 2. many students were In the last stagos of
paralysis out of which only he
could   rescue   them.
Time On
Our Hands
Time Newsmagazine came
out recently with a survey of
today's youngest generation.
The younger generation for
Time comprises the 18-28 age
group. Maybe Canadians mature earlier 'but our age spread
would be more like 19-26. This
survey ot youth from all quarters of tne U.S. makes pretty
grim reading. It Is a damning
In essence Time finds our
generation grave* and fatalistic,
conventional and gregarious,
mercenaiy and selfish, morally
confused, mentally stagnant,
resigned to disappointment,
stagnant, searching for a
faith, iiuawilllng to blame anyone but the world, and although
they hat,! military service, obedient to the call to serve.
Most of these characteristics
seem hopeless for a group
which faces the" biggest crisis
world history.
The reaction of youth to the
world situation- Is summarized
by these three statements:-—
"The majority seems to think
that war with Russia ls inevitable."
"Hardly anyone wants to go
Into tho army; there Is Uttle
enthusiasm for the military
life,  no  enthusiasm  for  war."
"When a fellow gets his draft
notice in February and goee on
working and planning till June,
Instead of boozing up every
night and having a succession
of farewell parties, he has made
a very difficult, positive decision. Most make that decision
This is not a very difficult decision nor a positive one. We
do not think the alternatives
presented In Times are valid.
Surely there are other alternatives. Time should have pointed
this out. Hut not doing so it
betrays youth. It appears that
Time wants youth to feel that
these are the only alternatives.
OUR little drama today takes place in radio station BULL.
It is also a television station but for reasons which you
will soon see the following program will not be televized.
9/i tfi ( >p
This program is brought to you, by the makers of Palsies—
the product which has saved thousands of girl's reputations. Do you
feel flat? Do you need a lift? Do you walk down the mall round-
Try Palsies—not a puncture in a carload. Thrust yourself forward into society, wear Palsies—UBC'a answer to Jane Russel.
Do you get the point?
We now bring to the microphone Betty Peak, a typical flat-
chested co-ed.
ANNOUNCER—"Tell me Betty, what was the cause of your
Poor.Betty A Bust
BETTY PEAK—"Well I'm on the track team."
H.P.—"I run the 100 yard dash. I'm just as fast (on the track)
as the other girls. In fact I'm usually ahead of them near the finish.
But . .. wall . . . they always seem to hit the tap* first,"
AiNN.—"You mean . . .?"
B.P.—"Yes. Certain portion* of their anAfcomy cross the finish
Une before I do. On the track team I was a bu«t. Do you get the
ANN.—"Uh ... I wish 1 did. Betty what are your vital statistics?"
B.P.—"Well I did the 100 in 10.9, the 220 in . . ."
ANN.—"—no, no, 1 mean . . . well—you know . . . your . .*.—"
Announcer 'blushes, breaks out Into a cold sweat, mops bis brow
with a Pabiie, giving him the appearance of a unicorn.
B.P.—"Ob! You mean my measurements. Well my measurements are like my vision."
Stretching A Point
ANN.-iBut now Betty, tell the audience what happened when
you started wearing Palsies, the supporter of champions."
J3jP.—"1 ripped my T-shirt."
ANN.—"Ha ... ha ... yes Betty, but what really happened "to
your career?"
B.P.—"Well now I can loaf along for 70 or 80 yard*, take a
deep breath and still hit the tape before the other girls. On the
track team I'm a must."
ANN.—"No other Palsle can taake that statement. Thank sou,
Betty Peak."
The  scene  fades  as  a  string  of  old  brassieres  apo'l   out
PALSIES ln the background.
Do YOU get the point.
We should be good little boys,
go on working quietly, and then
go out to die. We should not try
to change the events leading up
to "Inevitable" war, or even
change our life before fighting
one. Thi3 attitude is negative.
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WORKING   WITH   CANADIANS  IN   IVIRY   WALK   Ol*   UH  UNCI 111? Friday, January 11, 1952
Page Three
Drama Advo€ated
Dept. of English and UBC Kxtenaon DePt.
In its first i-ssue of the new term, The Ubyssey, always
generous in its support of the English Department's annual
production spoke of this year's offering as a "dkring drjun^u"
That is a good word, "daring'/' perhaps a tytim frightening
but is suggest experiment; and advwt\u?e, wattles essential
to a vital theatre and, at the stage of its devetypment, particularly necessary to the Canadian theatre.
Chose  "Safe" Productkm
Across Canada now we have hundreds of prod/ucinft ditujux
groups. Many of them are small and* relatival^ lnexperlence-d, some
are strongly established and proficient, an*l a few are professional
or semi-professional. With only a limited, number of exceptions,
however, they are all busy turning out ro-pcodAictlons 0* recent
popular plays of the London and Ne«(ir Vork stages, How, Un^tta* it
seems that the vast majority of Canadian drama »rovip» -thflvild be
aplely concerned with grinding out an uoendlng series, ol *ta,le
repetHions of proven box-office successes. It is true thAt many ot
these, "successes'' are worth doing, abouM be done, *u<l *&** Canadian audiences will naturally want to see tkem. But to stop, at that—
there lies the danger of the future of qm Canadian Ujwatre.
The living theatre ol today does not coosl-st maraly of today'*
papular successes. It Includes, besides, our ma-g-olftclent heritage
ol great plays ot the past, the floe modern experimental jfioy* which
are not necessarily box-office successes, aud, ia Canada at leaa-t, the
plays of our own increasingly competent Canadian, playwright*. It
we always "ipiay lt sate" haw can Canadin playwrights, actors, directors and scene designers widen the scope ot their forms of creative
expression, how can they develop and strengthen the techniques ot
their, act?. Above all, lt we only provide them with the one type of
"safe" theatre tare, how can we develop audiences that will appreciate and support a "daring" theatre? Given a chance audiences will
respond to "daring" theatre—to great plays ot the past, to plays
that are dltWcult ln theme, to plays that are experimental In techniques—witness only the Interest created by recent productions such
as the Players' Club's "Second Shepherd's Play" and "Tom Thumb;"
the Everyman's "Murder in the' Cathedral," "The Files" and
"Ghosts;" Totem Theatre's "No Exit;" the Extension Deartmeot's
"Skin ot Qur Teeth" and "The Trojan Women;" not to mention the
English Department's "Masses ahd Man" and "The Alchemist."
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For the most part lit is box-office considerations that force
dr. na groups to choose "safe" plays. Those responsible fear that
etUiMances will not support the more "daring" type of theatre. Surely
ihlr is a mistaken point of view? but It seems to be so strongly en-
?lunched that only repeated proof to the contrary will break it
■l*.<wn. It is a point of view which, for too long, has engendered a
vivrm of paralyste in the Canadian theatre and which, unless It can
«*•■ broken down, will keep us what too often we are—second-hand
eiid second-rate.
Across Canada, however, there are drama groups offering us
eadershlp, providing exciting examples of "daring" theatre—the
University of Alberta "Studio Theatre," Mart House, the Toronto
New Play Society, Workshop 14 In Calgary and others. It ls with these
groups that the English Department, in its admittedly small way,
would like to ibe allowed to associate itself.
Actually the English Department Is In a rather special position
in this respect. Since it presents its annual experimental production
free of charge it Is, within certain very definite limitations, freed
of box-office anxiety. One mlgju almost say,'therefore, that lt has
received a mandate not to "play sate". Such a mandate Involves
respopsiihlllty. The English Department has gratefully accepted the
responsibility, and it has Interpreted the mandate to mean that it
must attempt each year to bring to life one of the great plays of
the past orproaent that might not otherwise be seen by University
aud Vancouver audiences.
VHm Curtain 6oes jfr
To the Department, therefore, the play is the thing!  We must
attempt each year, with the help of student actors, and with the
technical assistance of the Players' Club, to bring to life a great play.
We hope each time that we will succeed, we hope each play will
prove a success, we hope each time our audiences will be pleased.
But wo fc"r.      juch has ever been the history of the theatre—that
Iways be so. If sometimes we fall we hope, never-
ir actors, technicians and audiences will continue to
i :  in the attempt itself—ln the excitement of expert-
i end result cannot always be sure.
* > ■•■.■.:■■  this year's play, "The Ascent of F6' Is "daring" thea-
authors,  W.  H.  Auden and  Christopher Isherwood,
' r• .;       theme, the problem of good and evil In the modern
# combination of satire and philosophic comment, using
*    nd doggerel, In style it is epic, realistic and expreuaion-
riimentail mixture of all three. And when It comes to
ddition to stage boxes that are non-existent in the Uni-
veralty Auditorium, the scene designers and technicians must produce rfot only three different interiors but a whole mountain, "F6," *
as well, And last, but tar from least, there is the music. If Benjamin
Brlften composed tho music for the original Loudon production,
John 'Brockington is composing and directing the music for UBC's
production. To sum It all up, we might add thut "The Ascent of F6"
is a play that lias appealed greatly to a number of theatre com-
-!•"•.tea. but so experimental Is its production that the authors have
:j ,'ee different versions of it.
le.'ii 'I.
1*1*.    (I,.
gyps Active
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s what the English Department understands its mandate
; to pursue art for art's sake tout, with humility and de-
take plays of Importance in the development of the thea-
i that have underlying values of truth, emotion and poetic
plays that might not otherwise bff seen, and to try and
i *em to life. When the curtain goes up on "Tbe Acent of F6"
eiuary 21, 22, I'll, the Department hopes that University stu*
and the  Vancouver theatre-going  public  will be  present  to
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Friday, January 11, 1952
Trotters And Co. Stage
Special Show Saturday
<m. il rtinVili ii    HM-miV mtm*l*** if    I IMMHittHf
BOB DOWERY, will be out to give fans an idea as to why
he was chosen an all-star with the Kansas City All-Stars
tonight when his club tangles with UBC at War Memorial
Pomfret Quite The
Boy In Hoop Game
Jack Pomfret, now in his third year as head coach of
toe Thunderbird basketball team, has built himself a reputation
as as all-round athlete in Vancouver and in the South during
the past ten years. out the provim.e
Pomfret started his athletic car- A1(hmiKii   U)e   Hlrds   ^   ^
eer   at   Lord   Byng   High   School,
.      ....           ,,    .. J shown  too  mucli  so  far  this  sea-
Rubgy and Canadian Football, set
Canadian swlnvmlng records, and
also played baseball, hockey, lacrosse and basketball. i
Pomfret attended the University!
of Washington on an athletic
scholarship given for his ability as.
a swimmer. While tliere, he won
his Varsity letter for two years in
basketball and was captain-elect ln
his graduating year, as well as
selected as right forward on the
All-Conference team. • j
Jack also played Husky baseball'
and during his .spare time served as
president of the Men's Big W. Club.
He interrupted his I'uiversity education at Washington to do a three* i
year stint in the Royal Canadian
Air Force.
At the conclusion of the war, he
returned to the fr of \\ where He
received his Physical Education
Degree in i!>46. The following year
he returned to his home town and
joined the Physical Education Department oi  the University of B.C,
This personable coach lias done
a remarkable job in the last few
years promoting and encouraging
a belter brand of High School
basketball throughout the Province. It is iHlt that he will be grea'-
ly responsible I'or the success
that High School Basketball will
have in the years to come, and Hit
Increased desire of students to participate in the game. *.
it is a long range programme tha'
conch I'romfret has outlined, but
UBC \y cer;*iin that in the years to
ionic basketball vvill have a "natural flow" of superior talent from
llie   various   High   Schools   though -
json. with a man like Prom fret at
the helm, the good "Thunderbird"
is bound to wind its way through
the   choppy   seas   to   calm   waters
j near the top of the Evergreen
Conference. At least we hope so.
SRO Nights,
So Matinee
On  Saturday
The Harlem Trotters havt
M-oved to be the largest draw-
ng card to hit the University
;o far this year.
Over seven •thousand hoop fans
have secured tickets for this
week-end's basketball fest, athletic director Bob lioblnett unnounc-
ed yesterday.
in a special bulletin to the
sports office Robbie exorted that
eilil I'BC students who wore unnble
to .secure tickets I'or the foattire
attraction will be given another
chance to see .the Harlem boys
In a special Saturday matinee.
The "Zany Ca*gers" will go Into
action at 2 p.m. agafhst a composite team of old and new UBC-
ers. The motely UBC crew will be
made up of stars from the Birds,
Jayvees and four ex-UBCers from
Mercinary Bob Is howling with
glee over his good fortune. -Thi*
is the second time in history that
fhe Memorial gym has been sold
out (the first time was opening
The kindly officials have reserved noon seats for public school
children and anyone else interested in seeing the "Trotters" in action ..
The price of admission will be
$1 for adults and' "»0 cents for the
kids. The tickets will be on sale
all day Friday and SatUfilay morning at the UBC Oym and Hicks
Ticket  Bureau or at the door.
Both the night games were sold
out  last  Wednesday morning.
RUGGED, boisterous Dick
(Vim (UBCs most* eligible bachelor) has released next
week's Intramural basketball
THERE* ARE a total of 12
games to be played. Players are
reminded to be on time for the
games in the War Memorial
Here is the week's lineup.
Monday, January 14
Fiji A vs Newman B
Kappa Sig B vs D.U, A
P.K. -I vs Teacher Tr. A
Tuesday,   January   15
Holies   B  vs  Frosh   A
Commerce B vs Frosh Ii
X. Burnaby vs  fi.O.'s
Wednesday,  January   16
IM'AU   vs   Redshirts   A
Kng.   I   vs  Phi  Delt  C
Sigma. Fon vs Commerce A
Friday, January 18
CiMinnerce C vs Fort Camp A
D.U. I! vs Fori  Camp B
Kils  A   vs  .Aggie  A
Dick Penn, Intramural director, has released standings
fur the first half of the season. Those include Volleyball,
Cross country, Golf, and Soccer. Betas and Kappa Sig top
the standings with 114 and 10(i points respectively.
The Basketball schedule is now underway with all
league in operation as soon as the snow clears, tlio soccer
will be in  full swing along with  lhe other outdoor sports.
ZANY Globetrotter in action tonight, tcmouuw ultunuun
and night is Tom Gipson. Trotters meet Eilers of city league
tonight in feature game.
Tennis Tourney Goes
Here This Year V
ANNUAL Evergreen Conference Tennis tournament
will be held on the UBC campus on May 24.
It is the first time in five years that the Conference
trust has decided to hold the event here.
Two years ago, in the last meeting, UHC defeated all comers
to win the Conference title hands down. Although there was no
conference last year, the Varsity team played a number of gauges
and came out winners In all of them,
It is* hoped that, this year's teams will luve a good record, and
if Lawrence Barclay is eligible, this should he the case. Other members of the team include Bruce Jaffray, Jim Killeen, Dave Ilallett
and Dave Hemphill, all of whom add to our .hopes of a wonderful
I ennis season.
The team will start practices early next week in the Field
House when Colin (iafliliu will be back to handle coaching dulies.
Cal Bears
Loom As
Tough Lads
Richter Will
Lead  Yanks
Against   Birds
The California* Boars, rugger edition, by all accounts have one of
the best' teams ever to represent
that,  university.
I.ices, were called i,n November, over
no enthusiasts signed up for action under 11 raid Coacli Dr. Miles
Hudson. Far more important than
this was the news that gigantic
Les Rlchter, All American for the
past two .■seasons and tho Bear's
leading scorer in rugger companion last year and Max Howell, formerly of tho Australian world famous squad, the Wallabies, would
turn out.
The addition of Howell means
that Cal. have 2 ex-Wallaby players on their roster. Dr. Colin Pipe,
sensational fullback for Ausbralln
played with the Bears last season
and was, together with Rlchter the
main reason for yet another successful year for the Bears powerful 15.
cipul figures in American football
college circles at this time is also
a rugger player of International
calibre. Cor.rh Albert ljaithwalte
of the UBC Thunderbirds recently
remarked that Richter who stands
(i'2v and weighs well over 220
would easily gain a place on even
the best of International squads.
journey down to Berkeley early In
March to play two games against
the Bears probably on the'2nd and
1 tli of that month. Ijater the Bears
will' visit UBC to play a slmllal*
two game series In Varsity Stadium. The winner of this miniature
tournament will take the World
Loop-Leading  Birds Find
Tough; Lose Close Game
It was a good crowd, it was
easily the best game of the Commercial Hockey League played
this season, It was an important
game to win, but UBC Thunderbirds came out on the short
ond of a 5-3 score.
Such was the result of the
game between the PNK Indians
and the UBC Thunderbirds at
the Forum last Wednesday
night. To say it was close was
an understatement, the lead see
siawed back and fortli from the
opening until the final bell.
PNE OPENED the scoring in
the first few minutes of play*
and added another a few nioni-
lents later, With two evenly
matched teams playing, their
two goal lead looked pretty big.
In fact for the next five niiiiu-'
tes Birds threw everything but
the stick-boy at PNN's gc>a*l-
fender. but old man Percy Jackson in the nets just kept brushing aside all  attempts.
grabbed a loose puck around
the blueline, whizzed arotfnd an
opposing defenceman anil all by
his lonesome he swooped In ou
Percy, decked bim out of the
net and deposited the puck In
the  open  goal.
Aproximutely the same am [
ount of time later Captain Haas
Young, working on a three-man I
power play slammed the disk J
into the net assited by Al Mood j
ed Ihe seining for the first;
period. !
In the sahdwlrh session both
team's put on power plays, dea-
perule    attempts,    anil    valiant ]
drives, but all to no avail. Both |
goal tenders played in, out and
around their nets to keep out
the many shots and If ever a
crowd pleasing brand of hockey
was presented in our fair town
it was so hone in that second
ed clear of penalties and were
never short-handed until the
last few seconds of the game.
PNK picked up a couple of voug-
lling penalties during the hectic second period Ijut even playing short-handed they kept the
surging blue and cold tide from
grabbing the load. .
it seemed throughout most of
the game that the crowd were
strongly pro-UBC and when the
five minute mark was reached
lu the final period tho roar of
the Kmio fans present swelled to
major proportion.-! when flashy
Steve    (irywliuk,    assisted    hy
Young and  Hood, rifled a shot
into   the   j'NE   net   to   put   the
Birds up one.
FOR ANOTHER live minutes
the Indians stormed 'the UBC
citadel but Bill Olsen in the
UBC net doggedly kept kicking
the shots out.
And then tho roof fell in.
IP.VH's star Kmle Dougherty,
ivlways the opportunist, worked
the puck in over the Birds
blueline, was almost checked
out of the play but managed to
get off a .shot before ending up
sprawled out on the Ice and tho
red light went on.
It may have been a* pro-UBC
crowd before that goal but by
the roar that went up after It
the Bird's supporters must have
been away having coffee. And
just to put the game on ice or
something like that, PNE's Bud
Duniont pulled off a picturesque solo effort drawing Olsen
to one wide of the net and leaving the puck In the other corner. *>


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