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The Ubyssey Jan 27, 1950

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No. 41
Beauty on Parade
MORE BEAUTY QUEENS are these seven candidates for the
title of "Queen of the Plebian Mardi Gras." One of the following
will be crowned tonight at the dance in'the Brock: (Back row)
Mari Jacobs, Iris Hill, Anne Challenger and Gloria Burroughs.
(Front; row) Mavis Cramb, Pat Esselmont and Chris Cameron.
For Junior Positions
Campaign Programs Disallowed
Until After Close of Nominations
Now that presidential and treasurer nominations are closed,
tfour more positions are open for nominees who will be elected
for aecretary, junior membr, co-ordinator of activities, and
"sophomore member on February 8.
Nominations will dose at 5 p.m
Wednesday, February 1.
Kay MacDonald, Chairman of Elections Committee, told the Ubyssey
that only one rule heel been changed
since nominations opened on January
18. No candidate may begin his campaign until the day after nominations close.
Elections for president and treasurer wiil be held on Wednesday,
February 1 in six polling booths
throughout the campus. They are:
Engineering Building, south end of
Arts Building, Brock Hall, Physic?
Building, Bus Stop, and Auditorium.
Those still in the running for AMS
presidency are Peter de Vooght,
Bill Haggerr, Foster Isherwood, Charlie Walker and John Haar. Present
treasurer Walt Ewing tore up his
nomination sheet seconds before deadline claiming lt to have been a gag
to arouse interest in ihe elections.
His withdrawal came only one hour
after his nomination had been posted.
The two-way treasurer race now
includes present Council Public Relations officer Bob Currie and Commerce student John MacKinnon. John
Tennant played an "up-and-down"
game with Ewing and withdrew his
nomination shortly before the closing
bell had rung.
Library Display
Described As Best
Constitutional   Amendments
Problem Vital States Garson
Candidates for Alma Mater Society executive must
present their platforms to the Ubyssey.
These statements must not exceed 100 words for president, nor 75 words for treasurer.
Election rule number ten states that these must be
handed into th«» Publications Board by 12 p.m. of the day
after nominations close.
Musical Society's 'Tom
Jones' Nears Completion
Musical Society production "Tom Jones" will be presented
to theatre-goers on February 16, 17 and 18 in the Auditorium
of the University of British Columbia. This will be the twenty-
first Mussoc production.
Dramatical Director for the play is$>
E. V. Young who has acquired some
Widely acclaimed as the most
fascinating Library display
window in Canada is only one
of the three gaily decorated
casements exhibited in the University   of   British   Columbia
Under the supervision of Miss Doreen Fraser in the Reference Department, these windows are only part of
the attractive plan which includes
bulletin boards of current events, popular and novel books, and maps.
Head of the department at this
time is Miss A. M. Smith who ran
the exhibits for several years. She
has now given supervising authority to
Miss Fraser, and as she told The Uby-
■ssey "I am just a grandmother to the
?irls now, they do the work."
Miss Fraser looks after the large
window and the cork boards, while
junior members take care of the two
small windows. The idea is to display
books in the library. There is a definite idea to each window show.
The most important display is
that in the hallway leading to tho
Reserve Reading Room. Its equipment includes various colored spotlights and toplights, flourescent floor
lights, velvet curtains on a circular
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fame through Theatre Under the
Stars and CBC. Directing musical
scores is C. Haydn Williams, who is
celebrating his silver jubilee year
with the UBC Musical Society.
Veteran and novice stars will
mingle together in the "Tom Jones"
cast. Title role ls taken by baritone
George Jones, recently crowned king
of the Greek-Letter Society's Mardi
Feminine lead, that of the beautiful
Sophia, is held by Milla Andrews who
was the 'lolanthe' of last year's show.
Cast of forty-five will also include
such principal players as Hank Nay-
lor, Rita Loiselle, Megan Lloyd-Jones,
Spence Moore, and Hal Harvey.
Two student performances will be
given. A matinee will take place
oh Tuesday February 14, and ah evening show will also be held at a date
which ls yet to be announced. Tickets
for public performances are available
at Modern Music, any time after
February 3.
"Tom Jones" was first introduced
in London in 1907. Taken from Fielding's famous novel, it is shown in a
setting of Georgian England and includes some of the variety of the
better-known "Merrie England."
Due to financial difficulties, a tour
of this year's show has not yet been
arranged. It is hoped, however, to
give a benefit performance after the
public run has been completed.
Visiting Glt« Club
To Sing 'Hail UBC
UBC students will soon be given the
•opportunity to hear their famous
song, "Hail UBC", sung by a famous
American glee club.
Men's Glee Club of Gonzaga Uni
versity, appearing in Vancouver's Den-
man Auditorium on January 30, will
sing "Hail UBC" as a feature number
during its evening performance.
The song's arrangement, in four-part
harmony, is the work of Eldon Wil
Hams, for several years Gonzaga Glee
I Club«accompanist and member of the
! music school faculty.
Property Owners
'Cowardly/ CLU
Executive Charges
Charges of "cowardice" and
"negligence" were levelled at
a downtown organization yesterday by an executive member of a UBC club.
Mtaney Oliver, executive member
of the UBC branch of the Civil Liberties Union charged yesterday that
Vancouver Property Owners' Association has "shirked responsibilities" by
refusing t'O debate the .OLU's proposal for extension of the civic franchise.
Miss Oliver's statement was delivered on the eve of the CLU meeting in Aggie 1000 at noon yesterday,
when Mrs. Laura E. Jamieson, former city alderman spoke in favor of the
franchise extension.
"We wanted to present both sides
of the question, Miss Oliver said,
"but the Property Owners stalled us
off when we asked them to send a
"After we made the request several
times, they simply turned a cold
shoulder on us," she said.
City Council, she said, 'has been
high-handed about the whole thing,
"Whenever the question has come
before them, they (Councillors) have
just said 'no' without giving a good
"They are duty-bound to explain
their position at least, for turning
down such proposals."
Councillors have flatly refused to
debate the CLU proposal before the
UBC branch, she said.
By speaking in favor of the extended franchise, Mrs. Jamieson will
be continuing a long, fruitless struggle
she began when on city council.
Like those of the CLU, her proposals call for extension of the civic
franchise to all citizens eligible to
vote  in provincial elections.
Amendment Embarrassing Since
Recourse to Britain Necessary
"The problem of constitutional  amendment is of vital
interest to everyone/' Minister of Justice Stuart Garson, told
a student meeting in the auditorium, Thursday.
"We are unique in not having the$-
power to amend our constitution," he
said. The ultimate interpretation of
the constitution rests with the Privy
Council in London.
At present, a committee is thrashing
out the difficult problem of distribution of constitutional rights between
the Dominion Parliament and the
Provincial Legislatures. Agreements
on five points have been reached.
Committee is now resolving the problem of "how to amend the constitution without running to England."
The matter of constitutional amendment affects all Canadians because
"we would not have an unemployment insurance scheme If we did not
have the power of amendment," stated
Mr. Garson.
It would be extremely difficult fo
implement health and marketing
schemes and a national labour code
without the power to amend the constitution.
Speaking on Dominion-Provincial
tax agreements, he said, "The Dominion government gave an exceedingly
generous amount which was refused
by the provinces." The generosity of
the agreement was only exceeded by
the ''stupidity of the provinces."
Problem of federal aid to education was one of finding some method
whereby dollars can be conducted
from the federal treasury to the
provinces withoult exercising any
control over education," he said.
loungt Pocked
Cullen, Torme
Keep Students
In Uproar
UBC students who Wednesday jam-packed the Brock
lounge to see and hear disc-
jockey Jack Cullen perform,
goggleo? (boys) and sighed
(girls) when singer Mel Torme.
paid a surprise visit to the
Madcap Cullen, at Radsoc invitation,
recorded hds evening radio show on
the campus, with student participation,
on the part of the males, and gigflU,
blank stares, and idiotic answers to
questions, on the part of coeds..-;
In the excitement in Brock Hall,
Me.1 Torme, "The Velvet Fog," Idol
of thousands of bobby-soxers ehd
others, slipped unheralded into the
snack-bar for a cup of coffee. Currently appearing at a downtown night
club, the inconspicuous Mel Torme
was eventually recognized and bomt
down to (he Radsoc's studios.
There Torme Interviewed a flustered Jack Cullen, in retaliation for the
letter's bedroom interview of Mr.
and Mrs. Torme, when Cullen, just
to be sociable, sat on the bed with
the astonished pair.
Funds Disappear Fast,
But Winter Pi evails
Funds are melting away at the rate of forty-eight hundred
dollars a week at UBC because of the snow which isn't meltinj.
Purchase of 'a new snowplow hss'f-
added fifteen hundred dollars to this
stupendous total.
Snow-shovclers and groundsmen
are working overtime in an effort
to keep roads, paths and steps in
some order, and building janitors are
pouring ton after ton of coal into the
yawning jaws of not so fiery furnaces.
Classrooms are desereted as professors expound their theories to a
sleepy and discouraged few. Fort
Campers and Acadians are out in
force but downtown students are
obvious by their absence.
Main student problem seems to be
reaching the university. Private cars
are finding great difficulty in driving
in spite of the good work done by
road officials.
Cancellations are thick and fast at
the Brook and 'functions which are
not postponed suffer from very poor
The McGoun Cup debators had
only 125 spectators instead of the ex-.
pected 400, while the Student Christian Movement lecture week, featuring
Rev. MacQueen called forth only IB
loyal supporters for their Wednesday
afternoon speaker.
Well-known violinist, Harry Ad*
askin, cancelled his concert early this
week and a Tuesday afternoon tea
dance was indefinitely postponed.
Brock officials expect very few to
attend the two dances scheduled for
this weekend.
Plebeian Mardi Gras on Friday and
WUS Coed Saturday evening face
going in the red. if present weather
conditions prevail.
At least 200 must attend a danoe
before expense can be cleared and It
is doubtful whether that many students will brave the wind and snow.
Condidotos' Abilities Described to Student Body
Students Second Alma Matei Piesident heasurei Candidates
John Hoor
We present John Haar, president of
the UBC Legion, as a last minute
candidate for the office of AMS
president, in response to the demands
of both vets and non-vets alike.
" John hardly needs introduction to the
student body for his past record speaks
for itself. Any Who know him, we
feel, Will most certainly vote for him,
regardless of faculty affiliations. For
those who are not familiar with his
record we would like to outline his
past achievements. After widely travelling under the auspices of the RCAF,
and later gaining valuable administrative experience with SHAEF, John
entered UBC in 1945. In 1946 he was
forced to drop his studios temporarily
because of economic necessity. In
1947 he returned to the campus. Since
then he has participated in the formation of a German Club, is a member of the UN Club, and last year was
vice-president of the UBC Legion.
Last year John's administrative ability brough to successful conclusion
the "Operation Pigskin," which
brough disabled Vets to the campus
and gained publicity for the university. This fall he was the man behind
the organization of the very successful "E'ellingham Invasion" which a-
roused the unprecedented student enthusiasm and, at the same time, did
net cost thc student treasury any
money. These two factors, administrative ability, without added expense
to the student treasury, are the chief
elements of John's personality which
should recommend him to the student
body as their 1950-51 AMS president.
Bill Hoggert
With this statement I second the
nomination of William Thomas Hag-
gert for tho office of president of the
Alma Mater Society of thc University
of British Columbia.
In seconding Mr. Haggert, I have
the satisfaction of being certain that I
am   presenting a sincere and   intelli
gent man of the very highest calibre;
a main who is capable of assuming a
position which demands the most
exact and unselfish devotion to the
affairs of our student body. Mr. Hag-
gert's aggressive spirit together with
his experienced maturity make him an
ouV.s'hnding candidates, ail I, most
certainly, one to warrant your attention,
Foster Isherwood
The student body has the opportunity, next Wednesday, to elect to AMS
presidency a candidate with the desired ability, experience and maturity,
Foster Isherwood.
He presents a plan of AMS constitutional reorganization which will give
adequate and responsible representation to all Undergraduate Societies,
in proportion to their total membership.
This plan is worthy of your .support
as it will undoubtedly bring unity
to campus affairs. Such a council will
be a step forward from inter-faculty
warfare to a true university prospective,
Foster Isherwood has and will continue to conduct his campaign in the
spirit of goodwill and fair Handedness so necessary for the office of
AMS president.
3rd year law,
Chairman of USC 1947-48.
Peter de Vooght
Peter de Vooght is a man of many
parts as his record since winning the
coveted Big Block Award with the
Thunderbird Cross Country team in
1946 ably demonstrates. From executive positio: s with the CLU and the
IFC, he has moved to become Junior
Member on this year's Council and
his able handling of this year's Homecoming showed an operating profit—
a distinct improvement over previous
years' losses. But his abilities have
not been confined to this campus, and
as UBC delegate to the ISS National
Convention, he was elected vice-pres
ident for the four Western Canadian
Provinces. He has all the potential
of a sound AMS president and I earnestly solicit your support for his
Charlie Walker
I second Charlie Walker because:
He has the ability which the job
He has worked consistently and
steadily without public reward for
his three years on the campus.
He has proven to my satisfaction
that he has the interesit of the university and the Alma Mater Society
at heart and his first loyalty has always been \o the university.
He will be able to administer the
affairs of the AMS with little or no
red tape and with freedom from outside pressure groups.
His campaign shows that his ingenuity and ability can be utilized ti
bring about a real return of college
With these points in mind; freedom
from influence and loyalty to the AMS
and the university, it is obvious to me,
that the difficulties of administration
can be safely entrusted to the capable
hands of Charlie Walker.
In the bast interests of the society,
I urge you to vote for Walker.
Bob Currie
Vice-chairman of USC, chairman of
ISS, public relations officers and above
all, chairman of last year's Open
House all indicate that Currie is the
man with the experience. Close affiliation with AMS affairs for three
years and a representative of UBC
at two inter-university conferences
enable him to speak for the AMS with
confidence and ability. If you wish to
take advantage of this experience and
this proven performance in the public
eye then I urge you to support Bab
Currie for Treasurer.
Friday,   January   27,   1950
The Ubyssey
„ Member Canadian University Press
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Published throughout the university year by the Student PubllcaUons Board of the Alma
Mater Society of the 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 nor of the University.
Offices in Brock Mall. Phone ALma 1624 For display advertising phone ALma 8253
GENERAL STAFF: CUP Editor, Jerry Mcdonald; News Editor, Art Welsh; Features Editor,
Vic Hay; Sports Editor, Ray Frost; Women's Editor, Shirley Finch; Editorial Asst. Les Armour
Editor This Issue - RON PINCHIN
Associate Editor - IRIS SANDERSON
On A Common Ground
r Today is National Student Day throughout Canada—a day for all university students
from the Atlantic to the Pacific to pause a
moment and consider their common aims and
fr National Federation of Canadian University Students has been at work for many
years to unite students across Canada and
they have had considerable success. But final
siiceess will depend upon the willingness of
Individual students to cooperate and to look
beyond the horizon of their own campus.
The common aim of the universities is,
of course, the provision of the best possible
education. Each of Canada's- universities has
something a little different to of fer—a slightly '
different slant on' the problems of education.
Our Congratulations
UBC's debators Don Lanskail, Alistair
Fraser, Stan Medland and Rod Young are to
be congratulated on their brilliant performance. For the first time in eight years the
McGoun Cup, symbol of Western Canadian
debating supremacy, will rest at UBC.
Though Lanskail and Fraser lost to Saskatchewan In a splij decision it must be remembered that they had the rough side of the
argument. To argue for a ban on Communism
Probably the greatest problem facing a national student body is the effective exchange
of ideas.
To facilitate this, NFCUS has provided
exchange scholarships enabling students to
spend a year at a university in another part
of Canada. Unfortunately, NFCUS conferences seem to concern themselves largely with
technical student problems. An attitude of
"leave education to the university administrators" seems to pervade such meetings.
NFCUS does not yet seem to have realized that education is as much the concern
of the student as of the administrator.
In any event, if NFCUS is to achieve
anything worthwhile, they will need the
support of every student.
is to argue for the curtailment of democarcy—
and their hearts weren't in it.
In fact, the affirmative side of the argument was so tough to defend that at the Universities of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, the affirmative teams all went down
to unanimous defeat.
'  It took fine debating to attain even a
split decision.
Congratulations, gentlemen!
By Hoi Tennont
xclusive Stoiy By Rodeo Stai,
Straight From Horse*s Mouth
Fascinated by recent local news stories
about Rimrock, the rodeo horse called upon
to testify in an alleged cruelty-to-animals
case, I decided it was time the public got
the inside story of the facts.
The downtown papers played the thing
as a joke. Photographers snapped pictures of
Prosecution Witness Rimrock peering out of
his stall, and reporters wrote funny little
pieces about how a horse (imagine, a horse!)
| floight soon be clomping into court.
I didnt 'think a personal interview with
Rimrock would be a good idea. I don't want
o talk to horses. I have an uncle who says
e talks to horses.You've probably met him.
Between racing seasons he panhandles the
south side of Hastings, just west of Main.
1 £| T * didn't want to wind up on the north
side of Hastings during off season, so I wrote
Rimrock, asking for an eyewitness story.
Here it is, straight from the horse's mouth:
"I am a horse. My name is Rimrock. You
.    may think I'm sort of a nag, writing my
opinions this way. But I want you to see
ijif'things from my point of view.
"After all, J have a reputation to protect.
I am a horse earning $1000 a week during
rodeo seasons, and for an ordinary horse
like me, that ain't hay.
"A lot of people have said that I am just
horsing around, looking for publicity, when
I should be modest, like milk-wagon horses,
for instance, who let most of the credit go
to the cow.
"But they forget that a rodeo horse is
not a bit like a milk-wagon horse. We even
dress differently. We're a horse of a different
"Others say we rodeo horses are mean,
the Way we throw cowboys off our backs.
But that is part of our job. We are sincere
about it, and we can't see any harm in trying
to make an honest buck.
"A lot of people have been critical about
'the way I have acted during this trial. I'm
afraid they just haven't much horse sense.
They say that I should go into the courtroom.
"Just because I stay in the stable all
day, they think I am stalling around.
"Actually, I am just feeling my oats
until I get a chance to talk things over with
.the stallion in the stall next to mine. He's
been around a lot and knows what the score
"There is a lot of stabletalk here about
whether I should consent to go to the courtroom. There are one or two horses who have
told me I should go, but largely I think the
'neighs' have it.
"I was so worried about it for a while
that I was almost at the end of my tether.
I was afraid the law would come and make
me go clomping into court, and I wanted to
kick over the traces and head for greener
"Believe me, I was really champing the
"But Redrock (that's the stallion I spoke
• of; I've known him since he was a little Cola)
gave me some good advice.
" 'Rimrock,' he said, 'don't let these men's
behinds persuade you to go to court. Let
them talk themselves horse.'
" 'How can you be so sure I should stay
right here?' I asked him.
" "That's easy,' he said, 'you're in a good
stable position.'
" 'Anyway,' he added, winking at me
slyly, 'if they give you any trouble, just let
me know.' " ■'  i*#l?JT
" 'What could you do about it?' I asked.
" 'Oh, I could fix things for you alright,'
Redrock said. 'I know the Mare personally.' "
AL. 0655R.
Bowron, in Art Gallery, basement of
leave it at the Lost and Found.
topic of an illustrated address to be
EXPERIENCED    STENOGHRAPHER   delivered   by   Dr.   M.   Y.   Williams,
wishes typing to do in own home.
Please phono DE. 2694T.
the Outrigger Friday, January 27 at
3:30 p.m.
try  Dance Club will be  held henceforth   on   Tuesday   noon   hours,   Hut , COACHING      IN      FRENCH      BY
G 4. Everyone welcome. | Frenchman.  Fhonc AL. 0633 and ask
head of Department of Geology and
Geography, to UBC Historical Society,
Wednesday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m.
in the Men's Lounge, Brock Hall. All
interested students are welcome.
ciuets repaired (nylon). Apply Equipment Room in the gym.
meeting of the Christian Science Or-
for Alain  Silvera.
ganizatlon will be held Friday at 12:30 ( languages. E&says, theses, card work,
in the Study Room in Hut B 1. I letters  of  application.  Campus rates,
l ing and Acadia Camp. Finder please
notify Nellie Ashworth, Hut 18, Acadia Camp. AL. 0026.
OFWH on back. On Wednesday, between Eng. Building and downtown
bus. Please return to O. F. W. Hughes
in Hydraulics Lab., or phone West
Friday and 8:30 Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday. 15th and Vine. Phone
CH. 2461 6 p.m.
est person who pocketed my Commercial pilot's license in the Periodica! room for a souvenir on December
5th. Don't be hesitant or shy—why i
dont you phone Nick at LA. 0889R or
Letters to the E
With Thanks
Dear Sir:
Through the columns of your Ubyssey I shoud like to draw attention to
the great kindness shown to me by a
UBC student,
I am, unfortunately, a casualty from
naval service and have extreme difficulty in navigating on icy roads.
On Friday last, (a morning which
will not soon be forgotten) 1 was trying to get along on the hazardous
walks and when half a block from the
bus stop, I began to slide sideways and
my trusty stick would not support me
but began to slide too. A young man
coming towards me obviously on his
way to lecture, came to my aid and
assisted me safely across the campus
to the Armory. He assured me 1 was
not making him late for his lecture
although I feel sure I was, but his
unselfish help proved to me that
chivalry is not quite dead as we so
often fear these days.
I asked my good friend's name but
cannot give it here to embarrass him
as no doubt he would be ribbed by
his fellow students. He saw a grey
(hatred-cripple in distress and came to
Imy aid for which I publicly express
my thanks and while doing so extend
to him my heartilest wishes for every
success in his future. If at any time
I can be of assistance to him he knows
where to find me.
Yours truly,
Dorothy J. Davis.
Our Fault
Dear Sir:
In your issue of laat Friday's paper
you printed an article entitled Campus
Clubs Stage 'Plebeian Mardi Oras.'
Heading the list of committee members In charge of same you listed
'Paul Blanco, Newman Club President.'
Mr. Bianco is not, nor has been at
any time, president of the Newmar.
Club. Nor has he at any time held
any office whatsoever on our executive.
The implication that this club is in
support of the 'Plebeian Mardi Oras'
is absolutely false. The Newman Club
is unable, constitutionally, nor does
it desire to associate itself with this
function or any other function, be it
social or otherwse, which is sponsored
by advocates of any one political or
economic philosophy.
Yours sincerely,
Charles B. Ready,
First Vice-President.
Dear Sir:
I would like to commend Mr.
MacKenzie on his remarks in last
Friday's Ubyssey. Judging from the
campaign, the Engineer's Undergraduate Society is backing a candidate
for President of the AMS. It would
seem thai' any candidate that is backed
by a group will most probably be
called upon, if he is elected, to favor
that group. Mr. Mackenzie and his
candidate, Mr. deVooght, have taken
the stand that the student body
should not permit one particular group
to   dominate   campus   administrative
Room and Boapd
available for one girl student in private home. 5 minutes walk from UBC.
AL. 0333L.
phere to spend a "Campus Evening"—
in the Legion Canteen.
Varsity and Little Mountain Camp,
Friday, January 20. Please return' to
Lost and Found.
BROWN PARKER "51" January 24.
Please return to Lost and Found.
wristwatch in men's washroom at 11:30
a.m. Thursday phone AL. 0626Y.
ity Arts Buliding. Please phone CH.
ics 250 Lab. book. Please phone Frank
Patterson, AL. 0016.
who found a pair of grey plastic glasses Monday, Jan. 23, turn them into the
Lost and Found or phxie Rill, CH.
2463. I need these URGENTLY-You
don't. •
Eng. 200 at 2:30 last Friday after
lecture for 3 and 4th year Elec. Eng.
Owner would appreciate return of
same to Lost and Found.
fountain pen between Home Ec Build-
affairs   as   they   will   obviously   not
favor the rest of the University.
The playing - up of the inter faculty
angle is very interesting in that some
of the executive of the Engineer's
Undergraduate Society are on Mr.
Walker's campaign committee. Furthermore, the EUS BULLETIN stated
the day before nominations were
opened that the Engineers should
back Mr. Walker.
The writer would caution any student from voting for any candidate
backed officially by his faculty executive. The students as a whole
really want someone who will have
the interests of all in mind, not just
one section.
A voting  student!
Dear Sir:
I wish to correct any wrong impression which may have been created by the writeup in the last issue
of the Ubyssey.
The offices referred to in the Law
Undergraduate   Society   were   never
held by myself, but instead thu posi-
Arts Faculty, and Secretary-treasurer
lions of Senior Class President of
of the old Law Society which functioned before the faculty was set
up and worked toward that end.
Thank you for this opportunity of
rectifying  this situation.
Yours sincerely,
Foster Isherwood
Wo, Too!
Dear Sir:
We object to the infamous and scan-
dulous process of taxation without
representation; to wit: the over-bearing and high-handed levying of AMS
fees on the erudite members of the
faculty of graduate studies, none of
whom was eligible for election to the
Students Council for this term.
Horresco Referens.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The Ubyssey suggests Horresco Referens check its
information before making rash
statements. Graduate students are
eligible for positions on Students
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"Pardon me, Mr. Was. Bang! May I aak to
what you ascribe your phenomenal success?"
"Sure! A lot of practice-and a little 'Vaseline'
Hair Tonic every day to 'check' Dry Scalp and
keep my hair in position.''
I A O (      M A U K
rfnund tfo (famfuu
\ /
in i muim ciuMti
<fGuess I won't mn the
snow sculpture contest"
Egbert knows his chances are nil, even
of winning the booby prize. But, he
hates to admit the weather has him beat.
You can bet your bottom dollar the
day will never come when Egbert's
money melts away. He's made sure of
that — by banking his spare funds regularly at the BofM. And speaking of
that bottom dollar, that's all you need
to open an account at "MY BANK".
Your Bank on the Campus — In the Auditorium Building Friday,   January   27,   1950
women's editor
shirley finch
Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity will be UBC's newest fraternity
when it is officially installed this weekend.
'Delegates will come from-all over e-
41m United ^States and Canada when
Lambda Chi Alpha Is installed as the
133nd active chapter of  the inter
national organization. At the same
time 28 pledges will be initiated.
•The UBC colony has been ln existence for two years and in that
short period was able to fullfll the
requirement! that often take groups
as long as ten years to complete.
The local group now has a membership of 48 students and has become
known on the campus for its annual
choice of a freshette queen in the
fall. This year the freshette queen
is BUxebeth Topper.
T%e three-day program will commence today at 2 p.m. with the registration of guests at the Hotel Vancouver. Tonight a smoker will be held
at the "Dolphins," followed by ths
first degree of the intlation cere-
ifljony. Saturday morning will be
occupied with the second and third
degrees of the initiation. There will
fellow a luncheon in Brock Hall and
a tour of the campus for the visitor*.
The climax of the weekend will come
on Saturday night when a banqueJ
and formal dance are held in the
Hotel Vancouver ballroom. Sunday
morning Dean Swanson of Christ
Church Cathedral will preach ^
special sermon for the members of
the fraternity. This will be followed
by a farewell luncheon at the "Hollies."
Out-of-town delegates coming for
the installation include Mr. Kenneth,
Brown of Toronto, secretary of the,
international fraternity, Mr. Tozieif
Brown of Denver, chancellor of
Lambda Chi Alpha, a degree team,
from the chapter in Seattle to con-;
duct the initiation, Richard Dunham,
regional secretary, and fraternity officials from the University of Washington, Washington State, University
of Oregon State College. Many Vancouver guests will be present at the
formal banquet and dance.
Turnabout Prizes
Drawn At MardiGras
Turnabouts and mixups occurred as usual when the Mardi
Gras raffle prizes were drawn at last week's ball. Far-away
points found themselves recipients of prizes also, and some
people were even lucky enough to win more than one prize.
Men received lingerie and women, men's shirts and the like,
th* following are winners:
R. J. Pop's squirrel cape—Ches
Johwltooin, |25 certificate (Woodwax's)—A. L. MacDonald, $20 certificate (Eaton's)—Nancy Lane, Ladies
Bathing suit (Reid)—D. Milton, Ladles Suit (Sweet Sixteen)—Mabel Taylor, Jersey dress (Fletcher's)—Mrs.
Rubie, Sweater (Jantzen)—Joan King,
Desk set (Vancouver Stationers) —
Joan Edwards, Portrait (Krass),—Mrs.
F. D.. Mathers, Billfold and novelty
jewellry (Erwin)—Mrs. M. Johnson,
Two roast chickens (Andre's Delicatessen)—Francis Ball, Lady's' compact (Potter's)—Charles Bayne, Figurine (Eng Chow Co.) Nancy Lane,
Dresser set (People's Credit Jew-
ellers)-Mrs. T. Wood, $12.50 certificate (Campus Shoe Store)—Neil W.
Vlgar, Album (Dunne and'Rundle)—
Mrs. D. Lipsett, $10 certificate (Vanity Shoes)—Bill Blateford, Chocolates
(Wiper's English Sweet Shop)—J. Jfer-
rod, Crystallised ginger (Foo Hung Co)
—M. Low-Beer, Embroidered picture (Kuo Kong Co.)—R. English,
Corkwood picture (Lin Wood Co.)—
Sue Bigsby, Chocolates (Welch's)-J.
R. O. Edwards.
Man's tie (Charlton and Morgan)—
A. lehpeter, Man's scarf (Graham
and Viok)-J. M. O'Brien, $5 dry
cleaning (OranviUe Brest)—Betty
Sharp,/ SchaeMesr pep and pencil
(Army ttnd Navy) — Mrs. A. Kllck-
steln, Two meals (The Outrigger)—
H. A. Dare, Two meals (Mandell's)—
J. Waplie, Lady's watch (Birks)—A.
Henderson, Pair $24 auto robes (Dueck)
—J. Hampon, Two tickets (Henri's
Grill)—Bill Laudrum, US credit on
coat or suit (Ken Docker)—Lady
Cave-E'rown-Cave,   $12.50   permanent
"Coeds at the University of
British Columbia dress very
well," says Marie Moreau, one
of Canada's ten best-dressed
women and fashion editor of
the Vancouver Daily Province.
Miss Moreau believes that UBC
women have extremely good grooming, dressing better than most college
girls "and I've seen many."
Miss Moreau told the Ubyssey yesterday in an interview that she was
glad to see the sloppy look gone forever. There seems to be a generally
well-tucked-in look with the .college
women and they have found that
versatility is the best attitude toward
Since skirts and sweaters are the
uniform of the coed, she should give
much thought to buying skirts,
blouses, jackets, weskits and such
with an eye toward interchangeabillty.
Even a small wardrobe can be made
to look extra-smart when a girl
displays talent in mixing and match-
ta* *\
A good suit is in the way of a
'must' for any college woman, believes Miss Moreau, as it is a thing
that can be worn on and off the
campus and is really the last word
In versatility. It should be well tailored and in a sound basic colour.
When asked where a girl should
draw the line on the wardrobe, Miss
Moreau said that it should end where
the budget affords it, as a girl ought
to have as many clothes as is practical and there is nothing like a sound
wardrobe for the good of the spirits.
"Besides it's fun." However, it is
foolish to overdo a clothes budget
as one will only be unhappy over
trying to explain to* the family.
Date  clothes  fall   in  this  former
category of staying to a budget. It is
only tco easy to have many party
'Shamrock Beauty Salon)-L. Black,  dreM«s. * *M never seems to have
Delta Sigma Pi
High Standards Set By Honorary
Women leaders on the campus find
a medium for stimulating discussion
through membership in Delta Sigma
Pi, the women's honorary sorority.
Girls must meet the high standards
set down by Delta Sigma Pi in order
to achieve membership. High scholastic and service to the university are
the prime requirements. Delta Sigma
Pi puts its efforts into discussing cam
pus problems and suggesting their
solution. A current problem being
considered is the orientation of girls
coming from such places as Victoria
College into third year and thereby
missing the climatizing influence that;
most other girls have in their first
and second years, here.
Margaret   Low-E'eer,   president   of
LSE, is the president of Qfclta"
Pi this year. Active members of the
group   include:   Rosemary   Hodgins,
Eileen Moyls, Isobel Cameron, Nenagh
Richardson, Nora tycDermott, Kay
MacDonald, Nancy -Fraser, Felicity
Pope, Joan Taylor, Cjrol McKinnon,
Lois Whlmster, Shelagl Wheeler and
Joan Bennett.
Plebs Choose
Queen Tonight
Mardi Gras frolics aren't over
by a long way. The Plebian
Mardi Gras is scheduled for
tonight in Brock Hall, complete
with queens.
This gentle satire on the Greek
Mardi Gras will feature, not candidates from sororities, but candidates
representing the various trade unions.
The girls will portray faithfully their
respective unions.
Following the "Bluebird of Happiness" theme, the Brock will be adorned with bluebirds and other such
springy motifs. Keith Watson will
supply the music for the evening
and a floor show is featuring a quartet and other entertainment.
Queen candidates are: Iris Hill
(Fisherman's and allied workers union, AFL), Mavis Cmmb (Union of
pulp, sulphite and paper mill workers,
AFL), Marj Jaecbs (United retail
employee?,, CIO), Pal Essclmont
(Packinghou.se W. rUer.-.. AFL), Anne
Challenger (Bakery and confectionery
union, AFL), Gloria Burroughs
(Brotherhood of papermakers, AFL),
ond Chris Cameron, (Textile workers
union, CIO).
Centre arm rest (Curtis Motors)—Kerry Park, Table lamp (Nova Electric)—
D. McGregor, 5 cases Coca-Cola (Coca-Cola)—Gordon W. Kemp, Tickets
(Hilker Attractions)—A. Mosley, Record album (Western Music)—Jim
Hill, Portrait (McCaffrey Studio)—
Marion Floyd, $12.50 certificate dng-
ledews)—Tom  Franck.
Cleaning order (White Dove)—D. B.
Watt, Record album (Columbia Electric)—A. J. B. Fell, $3 corsage (Ross-
lawn Florist)—Elaine Aspinall, $5 gift
certificate (Plant's Ltd.)—B. Tamb-
pline, High Chair (Stork Craft)—W. A.
Downs, 5 free haircuts (Peter Dyke)—
A. Walton, $25 credit on fur coat (Alaska Furs)—Terry Cagney, Head
scarf (Dorothy May Shop)—Bill Hag-
gert, 2 lbs. chocolates (Dean's)—Mrs.
J. H. Grant, Lady's slip (Variety
Style Shop)—Don Fleetham, 10 theatre passes (Varsity Theatre)—Gordie
Beamer, Tarn (Vi's Millinery Salon)—
L. Woodcock, Housecoat (Famous)—
Adams, on 59th, Blouse (Madame Hilary)—«. J. Ward, $20 credit (Edith
A. Carrothers)— D. J. McLean, Jer-
maines—Mrs. L. Fraser, Crate of oranges (Chess Bros.)—Mary McLean,
Gift certificate (HBO—D. McCallum,
Theatre tickets (Famous Players—Ur-
win Finch, Theatre tickets (Odeon—
P. Taylor.
Bottle guard (W. and J. Wilsan)—
Gordon Gell, Purse (O. B. Allan)—
Mrs. Thera Campliri,v Sammy Gold-
Mrs. Benoit, Jim MacDonald—Irene
These raffle winners may pick up
their prizes by showing their ticket
stubs at the AMS office.
too many. Here the necessity of a
good basic style is the best practical
(Continued from Page 1)
track and revolving sides which may
be used as either sheleS or bulletin
At the present time the spotlight
is on United Nations subjects, accenting the Declaration of Human Rights,
Small windows are fashioned with
"Poetry for any Mood", and, "Plastics."
Behind the scenes a great amount
of work is undergone in a well-
equipped workshop which holds a miniature replica of the regular windows.
Displays are set up in this room before the final operation is made on
large windows.
At one time students were trained
to take up the work, but It ls now
done by he regular librarians. Miss
Smith pointed but that this training
was especially useful to students of
psychology and commercial advertising.
One job of the staff is to advertise
hobbies and clubs on the campus.
They make.- a .special point of display ini; the work i.l' the United Nations whe i that fl'ih i.s particularly
active ..n ihe eaiapns,
Miss Smith, who is becoming well-
known throughout Canada for her
librarian work, described her prize
display window as "the nicest I've
sp*m on the continent."
Man... But
Look Sharp
A Bi&af&r
Here's the big thing in year %und.
men's wear . . . what else but'+Blue
flannel blazers! Students know why;
blazers go almost anywhere . . . 9X9
suitable for many dress up occasions!
Look your best at all times. Choose a
smart blue flannel blazer from Eaton's
selection now! Double breasted- one
and two button models. 36 to 44. ISadh,
25.00 snd 27.50
Friday,   January   27,   1950
Promise Of Rough Play Keeps
Beil OutHOf 'Bird-Leaf Fiasco
Raptis May Be
Out With Team
When the Thunderbird basketball team and the Clover-
leafs tangle In their two game
series at UBC this weekend,
the 'Birds will play without
the services of lanky Bill Bell.
A knee injury sustained by Bell in
the game against Pacific Lutheran
haa been acting up recently. The damage kept hiflttatt of the games against
CPS and St. Martins last weekend.
Although BUI has been out to practises all this week in order to attempt
to work the knee back into shape,
it is hoped that by staying out of
competition that might get' a little
rough this weekend, Bell will be able
to prevent any additional injury.
Meanwhile Bill Raptis has been
turning out with the 'Birds at recent
practises and Pomfret may attempt
to work in the sharp shooting eye
of Raptis this weekend.
Raptis is a high scoring Chief,
placer, and it is hoped that if he
dots see the floor that he will be
able to make up in shooting what he
lacks in cooperative play with the
. On the other side of the scene, the
Cloverleaf aggregation will be playing
Without Pomfret, o{ course, and without Bakken of old. Bud McLeod is
not expected in the line-up and
whither or not Bob Haas will be
seeing action with the Leafs is unknown.
The two game series with the Leafs
is the second half of the annual
Bird-Leaf encounters.
This weekend the Leafs will be
out to avenge the defeat that they
met at the hands of the 'Birds last
fall when they were humbled by a
.43-41 score.
The 'Birds will be out on the
other hand to sustain the belief that
they are the number one team on
the BC coast and even in Canada.
by beating the Dominion Champs
once more.   ,n
Rally Follt
Chiefs Fail to
Repeat Upset;
Lose to leafs
Last quarter drive proved ineffective as UBC Chiefs dropped their Senior A basketball
Wednesday night in the second
game 54-39 to Cloverleafs
game of the doubleheader.
'Showing some of the drive that
enabled them to give Cloverleafs
their only defeat of the season, Chief-
came through with 23 points in the
closing ten minutes of the game.
Inabllit^gjggt going in the first
part of tR^pf proved to be Chiefs'
downfall, as ;;tbey found themselves
overpowerpd.iby the Dominion Champions. The Students scored only 11
points by half time.
The third quarter proved the worst.
for the Bakken-men as Leafs, demonstrating their top form, outscored
Chiefs three to one.
'Bird Ruggermen
Continue Idle As
Snow Ends Contest
Vancouver's "unseasonable"
weather has knocked out another McKechnie Cup English
Rugby game.
This second game cancellation came
as a blow to the Laithwaite-men who
have been keeping in condition by
regular workouts.
(Lateness in starting out with regular
competition may put the 'Birds at a
decided disadvantage in their attempt
to regain the World Cup from the
University of Golden Boars since
California will be able to get scrimmage practice in their "sunny California" weather.
UBC's game with Vancouver Reps
has been cancelled as snow again
makes play impossible. The first game
of the Cup playoffs with Victoria
Crimson Tide was also postponed.
The contests will be played at a
later date.
Thunderbirds match on February
11 with the Vancouver squad will go
as scheduled unless present snows
BACK IN ACTION thrilling
the fans once again is colorful Thunderbird guard Willis
Louie. "King" Louie has had
plenty of experience playing
against the Cloverleafs during
last season when he1 played
with UBC Chiefs.
Hockey fans can now pick up their tickets to Monday
night's 'Bird-Monarch game in Ole Bakken's office, south
end of the Brock Hall.
With more of the old college spirit beginning to appear
in the formerly vegetative student body, a large house is
expected to witness the game marking a resumption of the
long-standing local' feud.
Tickets go for 25 cents with a Booster Pass and 75 cents
Thunral Out Of Hole
With Fresh
Thunral is-here to stay.
Thursday's meeting, supposed to be the last, turned out
instead to be ju3t the beginning of what may be a campus-wide
upsurge in spirit.
Deciding   that   "The   Old  College* —— —
m_ ,. ,   .    .       j   j      _ii —......  fame at noon.
Try" is far from dead, a small group
of fighting students showed up to
prove their point to THUNRAL
founder Don Knight.
Firing proposal after proposal at
the formerly despondent Knight, they
were able to convince him that his
crusade was not a "lost cause."
'Determined to arouse even more enthusiasm is an already fast-awakening
student body, they started out by
forming a Rah Rah Club with just
that purpose—to rouse enthusiasm.
Rah Rah Club plans an extensive
campaign of stunts and gags to get
the university rolling. Snake lines,
cheering sections, invasions, and plain
ordinary screwball tricks will all
rate the attention of Rahrahs.
First on the list for treatment is
Friday's   All-Star-Huskie   volleyball
As chairman, Doug FrankUn aald,
"anything can happen and it probably will."
All-Stars Go Into
Battle Prepared
AU-UBC women's basketball
teams will be playing In the gym
Monday at 12:30 p.m.
Original UBC and Thunderette
teams which mergered into the one
Thunderettte squad recently, will
break apart once more for this
special noon hour contest.
Price for the affair is 10 cents
but free admission with privilege
Wothington Stole C horn pi Lott Ytor
Aberdeen College Swimmers One
Of Toughest learns Says Whittle
"One of the two toughest pre?
swim meets this season," is what
UBC swim coach Doug Whittle
called their coming contest with
Gray Harbour College this Saturday at the YMCA pool at 2 p.m.
Little news that has filtered its
way up to UBC about the Junior
College from Aberdeen, Washington shows that the visitors have a
strong team.
Washington State Champions last
year, beating out a strong Tacoma
entry in the championships by a
score of 55-30, Aberdeen is reported
to have an even more powerful
team this season.
The Aberdeen team seems to have
most of- their power concentrated
in the free style, breast stroke,
and back stroke departments, but
show a remarkable weakness in
the diving.
Afternoon contest with the Thunderbird swimmers was arranged
so that the visitors could work in
another meet with Western Washington in the evening of the same
Aberdeen usually has the pick of
Washington teams, supplying most
of the power of University of
Washington's crack collegiate squad
which always ranks so high in
swimming circles.
Thunderbird swimmers will have
their work cut out for them, especially in the free style, breast,
and back stroke.
Handling the chores for the locals in the free style department
will be team captain George Knight
Ron Neilson, Don Smyth, and Bob
Thistle, all of whom made a fine
showing in their only meet so far
this season.
In the back stroke, Don Marshall and Bob Thistle will be bearing the UBC standard. Thistle,
who at present is only 1.5 seconds
off the Canadian back stroke record
for the fifty yard event, Is sure to
come through for the locals in this
event against Aberdeen.
By the end of the season, coach
Whittle feels sure that Knight will
have broken the existing record.
By new Canadian rulings, any
record that we make in any official meet is registered as an official record.
Pete Lusztig and John Stang-
room, brother of last year's captain Bob Stangroom, will be entered in the breast stroke.
Sure to cop top honors in diving
will be Don Thorn and Jim Haw
thorne. Since diving seems to be
the weak link in the strong Aberdeen chain, the work of Thorn
and Hawthorne may make the difference between a win and a loss
for the locals.
Price of the affair is 25 cents
but those students having booster
passes will be allowed in free.
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Champion Birds Return
To Local Hockey Wars
UBC Thunderbirds resume local hockey competition on
Monday night when they tackle the Kerrisdale Monarchs in an
exhibition game at the Kerrisdale Arena. The purpose of the
game is to serve the locals as a prep for the forthcoming Allan
Cup playdowns which begin early next month.
Monday's   meeting   between   these e-
two teams will be their third of the
seaosn with the Monarchs having won
both encounters. The last game was
a close hard fought affair with very
little to choose between the squads.
Since the last game with the Suburbanites 'Birds have completed a
highly successful inter-collegiate
schedule In which they won 7 of 8
games plus the coveted Hamber
Trophy, now In the process of being
engraved. The 'Birds are now hitting
their top form and should give a
good account of themselves.
Bob Lindsay of the student pucksters, who missed the Alberta series
due to an ankle injury, will likely
return to the line-up on Monday.
The.line-up will remain the same as
that which topped all College opposition in the last two weeks.  .
The Allan Cup eliminations are to
be played on a sectional basis with
the team in the Mainline league
basement playing the locals in a 2
out of 3 series. The winner plays
either Nanaimo or Kerrisdale, depending on who receives the first
round bye.
It appears now as if the Monarchs
will end up in the basement thus tht
Thunderbird-Monarch series will be
played at Kerrisdale around bib. 20.
Game time Monday ls 830 .m. at
Kerrisdale arena.
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