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 \ THE UaftAKK j
The Ubyssey
NO. 32
A.  Plant
Boys  Hold
Four  Day
Second-year Arts student,
Albert C. Plant, was elected
Premier of the Older Boys'
Parliament which had their
four-day session in Brock Hall,
December 27-30.
Pant, government critic for 1951,
plans as his first move aa Premier
to arrange to hold tiie 19.J2 Parliament in the Provincial legislative
Chambers in  Victoria.    ¥
Ah government critic, Plant becfc-
\«d   Premier   Bruce   Bennet's   gov-
■ernment over lack of detail in the
$1500 budget.
Bill Neen. 1st year Law, was
clerk of the 45-nvember house, Boys
from church ntd YMCA groups
f.11 over British Columbia attended the 21st Parliament.
The  Boys'  Parliament  is  span
gored  by  the  Inter-Churfh  Wo
Board of B.C,
The Assemby came out against
the open Sunday on the grounds
that It git'Ve certain interests means
to further profits. Separate schools
also came under fire from the
members who passed a resolution
to continue to oppose them.
Constructively the Parliament
will sponsor B.C.'s largest hobby
show at tfte Hudson's Bay auditorium In the Easter holiday*. Athletic competition will be held among
the various constituencies.
"" Lyle Robertson of Victoria, defeated candidate for Premier, will
be -government- critic fer the 82nd
session. He hopes to continue to
hold  the Parliament  a>t  UBC.
Re-elected speaker was Howard
McDermid of Vancouver.
* There will' be a Parllomentry
Conference in the Kootenays thin
Spring so tha»t interior church
groups will come ln cloaer contact
with the main assembly,.
Govt. Loans
Support To
OSLO — (CPA) — Students in
Norway have the opportunity tri
borrow money at low rates in interest for periods up to 15 years.
The Norwegian Parliament has
passed legislation to that effect. A
bank set up by Norway's Labour
Government, lends money to students at low rates of Interest fdr
periods of up to 15 years. Some
3d per cent of Norwegian students
make use of these loans.
An outgrowth of a co-operative
students' organization, it Is still
directed by a representative body
of student analogous to the National Federation of Canadian University Students. The bank also
runs a small publishing house,
rents and builds students' housing
and residences, as wtell as cafeteria  and  restaurants.
AMS Faces Crisis
In War Gym Loan
THE UN CLUB will hold Its
first meeting of the spring term
today at 12:90 in Arts 100. Prof.
V. II, Soward, Director of the Department ot International Studies
will review the Intermitlonal
scene of l!>i>l.
*        *        *
"KIND HEARTS and Coronets"
with Alec Ouiiipss will he presented Tuesdaay in the auditorium.
Show times are :':4"i, li ami S:I7>.
Admission is 2"i cents.
ALL PUB reporters will meel
in the Ubyssey office al mum uexi
BILL BABER, only frosh to crack tiie starting quintet
this year at CWCE, will be at a forward spot" for the
Americans when they tangle with UBC Saturday night.
Baber is one of the coolest players on the club and ranks
third in the Wildcat scoring column. Tonight Birds open
Conference at War Memorial Gym against CPS Loggers.
Somerset Offers
New Daring Drama
Written by two oustanding English poets, "Ascent of F6,"
the English department's annual production is a satire on the
modern age.
By W. II. Auden and Christophei
Isherwoood,' the modern experimental play is directed by Dorothy
Previous productions put on by
the departllent were "Masses and
Man" by Toller and Ben Jonson's
"The Alchemist.''
Miss Somerset said the experimental workshop Is attempting tr?
bring tricky and unusual plays that
most amateurs and professional
groups tend to overlook.
Joy Coghill is directing the
chorus, John Orinell designing the
stage sets and Sydney Risk takes
the post of stage manager.
Ubyssey Fine Art editor, John
Brockington is composing the ar:
compa*nying music.
The play studies the people who
inuset climb "I*"!'" a mountain, but
Is actually an allegory on modern
Playing the role of the leader of
tho group'of climbers is Don Erlck I
son, a writer who bus appeared on
the Ubyssey literary page. j
Mr. and Mr. A., the little anon-!
omoous people who are squeezed |
between the forces of good and!
evil, are played by Anna Wootton |
and Garth Bryan, j
Miss  Wootton,  a   law  student,  is i
an  active  member of the  Players' '
Club also poet  who lias  written  for
t|n>    l'byssey. j
The   play,   free   to   ludeiils   aud [
outsiders, will be presented  in  the
auditorium   at    K:"0   p.m.   January
::i, :!-' und :'.2.
Two Profs •
Sudden  Deaths
Mar Holiday
For Students
Sudden deaths of two of the
university's best-known professors, E. S. Woods, t)ean of
the Faculty of Pharmacy, and
Or. John D. Grant of the English department made the
Christmas* holidays a little less
merry for UBC faculty and students.
Dean Woods came from Saskatchewan where he. took his B.S.P.
degree In 1924. In 1930 he received
the degree of M.Sc. from the University of Wisconsin, and returned
to Saskatchewan to bfecome eventually their Dean of Pharmacy. Ho
same to UBC in 194G and remained
as Dean of the Faculty of Pharmacy until his untimely death New
Year's Day.
Dean Woods was well-known for
his frequent contributions to Canadian professional and trade journals during the past 20 years, and
for his various investigations ln
the connection with the work of
the Canadian Committee on Pharmacopoeia and the Canadian Formu-
.ary. ^ •
Born in Victoria In April, 19i4.
Dr. Grant spent most of his childhood and youth In that city. In
10112 he came to UBC from Victoria
College and two years later graduated with a BA in English.
His graduate work was done
here at UBC, at the University of
California and at the University
of Toronto.
In 1945 he became As-Blatant Professor In the Department of Eng-
lisih, a position he held until his
premature death last month.
President Mackenzie paid tribute
to Dr. Grant ln the following words
"I think that all of us who knew
Jack Grant recognised In him exceptional qualities and great promise. His scholarship, his quick
and deep sympathy, bis love ol
life, and his capacity for friendship
gave him great Influence among
teachers and colleagues. His sud
den death Is a great shock to me."
Dr. Grant Is survived by his wife
and  two young children.
Meeting  With   Bankers
Scheduled   For  Today
AMS officials will meet today with officials of the campus
bank to discuss the War Memorial Gym loan.
Over two thirds of the gym pledges due at Christmas were
not sent in and the AMS was unable to meet payment on their
$60,000 loan for construction of the War Memorial Gym.
"We will  be ln serious trouble1*^—	
unless we collect the $4000 worth
Pub Seeks
New Blood
Petitions at editorial writ*
ers for the Ubyssey are open
te any student with seme
knowledge of campus affairs.  "
Les Armour, EdItor-ln-Chlef,
has declared several positions
open in line with the agreement reaehed with the Stu-
dent's Council last month.
Thdse Interested are asked
to see the Editor-in-Chief at
12:46 any day next week.
Arl Gallery
Spring Series
The University Art Gallery has
announced its spring term series
of  exhibitions   for  1952.
From Jan. 8 to 26 a group of Canadian painters will be exhibited,
together with the work of the Pll-
klngton Scholarship winners ln ur-
Prints of 'the Modern Mexican
Rennalssance and some old master drawings will be shown J«n.
29 to Feb. 16.
Other exhibitions during the
months of Fberuary, March Mid
April will Include sculpture from
the design course in architecture,
Japanese prints, masterplees of
prlntmaklng before 1700, Impressionist painting and 18th century
architectural   fantasy.
The-fourth annual open show for
fe.C. Potters will take place May
shows will Include eight modern
25 to April 12, and other Canadian
painters from Montreal and sketches of Tom Tomson and J.K. H.
of pledges still owing," treasurer
PhU Anderson told the Ubyssey
Tho bank will be willing to accept a substantial token payment
instead of the whole aniount, but
as yet only $2000 has come in
from students.
"We would be more likely to get
money from outside agencies if
students would show they support
the gym," Anderson said.
"We don't have the addresses
oPmzny of the people who made
the pledges ln the spring because
so many addres'se^-'R&ve changed*
since then," Anderson said. "As a
result, we can't contact them or
put any pressure on them. The
only way to get the money ls for
the students to bring it up to the
AMS office voluntarily."
The AMS drew a 90 day note for
$60,000, A quarter of the sum was
to be paid by mid-December, but
since this has not Seen 'donee, the
Society may not be able to get u
renewal of tne note.
Alumni Association has already
contriuted $5,000 and appeals «*re
being made to other groups. However Anderson stressed that these
would have little effect unless the
students themselves payed up.
Gets Gift
Sports editor and promotor Alex
McGillivray received a badly-needed Christmas gift as a bribe from
football  coach Jelly  Anderson.
Hot off the Canadian Amature
Footiball Association press, the
book, a token of Anderson's esteem of the editor, was heartily
Book title is "Football Rules."
*        *       *
Mall from all over was received
at the Pub office during the Christmas holidays. Newsletters from
Communist students in Prague,
C/hristmas cards from ex-puhsers
who remember the good old days
when life was easy and cost of living was low.
Puibsters are waiting with their
dried-up mlsltletoe branches to
greet the ' skeleton staff" that pro-
missed to come down and work with
the tired oldtimers. We ask—Where
are they??
Glug! Glug!
UN  In  Dither
High'UN" officials in New York
were in a dither when the UBC
UN organisation on campus featured the UN emblem on the cover
of their ikontflTy magazine Instead
of the official flag.
National Office expT&dned a special authorization from the' secretary-general was necesary if emblem was used.
Opera Opens On Monday
Three long months of rehearsal come to an end on Monday
night when the Mozart Opera
Company presents the first of
its three performances of "Cost
Kan Tutte."
VVIille most students were en- *
Joying  holidays,  singers of  the
Company have been rehearsing
day and night, putting the final*
touches   on   this   classic   comic
Typical of the hard-working
class is Rob McLellan, lecturer
in the Civil Engineering Department. Giving seven lectures
on Friday, lie will rush over lo
thc auditorium between limes
to get iu a few licks on liis
"basso   buffo"   role.
Conductor of the opera is the
Knglish musician Joint Reeves.
Mr. Reeves is following up Ills
stellar   job   oil   tho   first   operu
this  campus  has  heard,  "Dido
and  Aeneas," with another.
A Cambridge graduate and
former lecturer In this university's classic department, Mr.
Reeves has chosen the more
lucrative profession of candy-
making this year. After spinning candy at the National Biscuit Factory for eight hours
each clay, he gobbles a quick
meal and rushes out to the campus for five hours of continuous rehearsal with cast and orchestra*.
During the day the cast Is put
through Its paces under the
direction of Gerald Newman,
the producer and stage director
for "Cosi Kan Tutte." Mr. New-
mltm is also the author of two
plays, and former director of
Workshop theatres In the Kng-
lish West Country.
1'iobably   the   most   versatile
singer in the Company is his
three-year old «on, Geoffrey,
who can sing a*rlas from all six
roles in a piping treble. He is
"coached" by his mother, Joyce
Newman, well-known Vancouver lelder recltalist, who will
be heard in one of the leading
soprano roles on Monday night.
Others in the ciist are Karl
Norman, leading tenor with The
Theatre Under the Star s*
(TUTS) who has just returned
from a very successful performance-of "Tiie Merry Widow"
in Edmonton.
Also Ian Docherty, well-
known CMC broadcaster, f.nd
one of Western Canada's lending record authorities. Soprano
lead will be sung hy Milia Andrew, who !u.s appeared in
many Musical Society productions, and the winner of tin*
H.C, Music Festival Opera Class
Kathleen   Drysdale,   will   sing
the comic role.
Considered much too ribald
for Victorian audiences, Cos!
Kan Tutte (which means ln
English either The School for
Lovers or They're Al! Like
That) has risen from comparative obscurity to become in Europe Mozart's most popular opera. In contrast to the usual
(and often Justified) conception
of Grand Opera as dull and pom-
pus, Cosi  is almost1 pure farce.
Its witty, satirical plot gives
full vent to the lusty spirit of
the Eighteenth Century, a*nd
Mozart has captured it to the
full In  his music.
The story of the opera concerns two pretentious young
dandies who become angered at
the insinuations of a worldly
old philosopher that all women
are fickle, including their mistresses. Page Two
Friday, January 4, 1952
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More Storms Ahead
Still a bit groggy from two weeks of
parties,   5000   students   fought   their   way*
through the snow and ice to face another
In keeping with the gloomy weather,
tfiey found that a term frought with student
problems awaited them.
The AMS is in rocky financial shape. At
best it can pay off $20,000 of its $600,000 gym
debt. Conferences between councillors and
their bankers are slated to begin today and
we can hope that the financiers will be lenient
•—'but students have assumed a weighty responsibility to pay the debt and they will have
to do something about it before the term is
Council also' faces a period of stress and
strain left hanging ovei* from the recent blowup over The Ubyssey. Councillor Bill Neen's
return to office remains in doubt and, even
if he does return, he is unlikely to receive
a warm reception aftefr his march off the
platform at the general AMS. meeting ii> defi
ance of a unanimous council decision to back
the "compromise" proposals.
Second term fees are payable next week
and the Board of Governors have still made
no move to reduce fees—or to release their
budget to the general student body. Students
will not be content until the board realizes
that it is the trustees of public funds and
morally bound to report on its stewardship to
those who put up the money.
The old question of "bounce at Christmas"
still hangs weightily over the heads of frosh
and sophomores—and the administration will
undoubtedly leave them to stew in their
nightmares until Christmas exam^marks are
tabulated. The process will likely take a
couple of Veeks. The frightened kiddies can
take hope, though, from the fact that the
university is alleged to be in desperate need
of funds and our administrators are unlikely
to throw any more potential fees than is
absolutely necessary.
Of Knaves And Thieves
The stench of corruption from .Washington has lately occupied a large part of the
American political scene. Minks and deepfreezes have (become synonymous with politics.
However the general publicf has been
watching all these exhibitions with an air of
righteous indignation. John Q. Citizen still
cloaks himself in an aura of respectability.
The fact that the morals of politicians might
reflect as likely as not .the degeneration of
die general moral standard has been largely
A news story from San Francisco, however, shows that little minks and minute deep
freezes stalk the land.
An honest old-fashioned thief walked into
a San Francisco store, and scooped $400 into
a paper bag. He then calmly talked out of
the store without noticing thift his loot was
slowly filtering through a hole in the bag.
Pedestrians scurried after the notes littering
the sidewalk. Not one*, of them thought of
shopping the thief.
After all, the thief might have been the
rightful owner of the cash and might have
wanted it back. ^
Son, never pass up the chance for a
fast buck—in Washington OR in San Francisco.
Up A Tree
Chuck toon
Over that New Years hangover? Disposed of all that Christmas loot you couldn't
use? Everything back to normal?
Well, not quite. The boss says were to
climb the old tree every issue. And I'm supposed to take the tongue out of my cheek at
least once a week.
"But boss," I said, "how can people tell
if I've got the tongue in my cheek or not. And
since I like to eat while I'm writing, how will
they know that bulge in my cheek is just a
uartersection of maple fudge?"
"That's your problem," said The Boss
as he clutched his black silk top-hat and gingerly lowered himself to the ground.        *
* *        *
They didn't serve maple fudge at the
New Year's party I was at, but they had just
about everything else.
On towards breakfast time, someone
shoved a pair of sticks into my hand.
"What are these for?" I asked.
"They are chopsticks. You have to eat
with them,' a voice answered. '
I was going to protest that Chopsticks
was a song that everyone who has ever seen
a piano knows how to play. But I noticed
a young daughter of China across the room
dimly giving a free demonstration in the art
of eating with sticks.
Soon, I found myself holding the sticks
correctly—hold the bottom one steady and
manipulate the top one with the first two
fingers. Only I went one better—I held
both sticks steady.
"You need practice," said the Chinese
But hunger overcame lack of practice. I
must confess, though, I had to pick up the
olives with my fingers.
* *        *
Since coming out west, I have encountered a unique practice peculiar to British Columbians.
Maybe its related to the "shivaree" of
Ontario at which friends and neighbours awaken the newlyweds first night in their new
home by beating an washtubs and old pans.
I don't know the name of this B.C. custom, but I encountered it for the first time
at approximately 7:45 a.m. January 1, 1952.
I had ust got to sleep from an evening
of quiet caroue, when a small band of revelers knocked on my door, threw it open,
turned on the lights, put up the blind and announced happily they were going to pull my
roomate and I out of toed.
We lay in our bunks, quaking with fright,
and trying to look completely debauched from
a night of partying. It worked. They left with
a "Happy New Year" and a slam of the door.
One of my more unreliable informants
tells me that Vancou'verites stay out as late
as possible on New Year's Eve for fear that a
late-returning' neighbour may wake them
from their first sleep of the new year.
Understand the custom dates back to
colonial times when certain worthy British
Columbians ended torrid New Years celebrations by setting the flint and tinder to
close-by jack-pines. Then they went around
waking up everyone else to help put out the
* *        *
After that trip to the mountain, I decided
to form a new club on campus. It will be called the VIC—Varsity Indoor Club. Prospective
members must have a knowledge of at least
one of the following games; bridge, pinochle,
canasta, gin rummy, dominoes, poker, or
darts. Chess and checker players will be
admitted later if they can prove they hold no
radical political ideas.
Those interested please forward $100
each to me so that I can see about renting a
* * *
Gate, for a piece of fudge now?
Bask They
BACK THEY COME, by plane
by bus, by train mm^ by North
Van ferry.
Over 5,000 students on the
march, back from Christmas
and New Year's hilarity to their
rooms in 'boarding Souses ex-
army cuimps and pIuilT residences. '
For two weeks, the student
body of the University of B.C.
waa spread out all across Canada and the US of A celebrating the Yule season and ushering in 1952.
No responsible expert was willing to estimate how many gallons of brew were consumed by
the students of UBC.
Mu*ny are still at home from
Toronto to Trail Waiting to
squeeze in an extra week-end on
the gayest holiday of the year.
CLASSES this morning boasted about 50 per cent attendance.
Exam results were released in
moBt, but the bad news was
soon drowned in a torrent of
tales, some bordering on the
supernatural, about holiday
A jfew post gradi^ate students' stuck to their guns and
claimed to have done "lots of
work" during their holidays.  .
Few foreign students were
cble to get home for Christmas,
but many werejnvited to spend
the holidays with Canadian fa*
No estimate ooura be made of
the number of broken New
Year's resolutions, but everyone agrees they had a Happy
New Year.
Those who did come Back
found the campus covered with
three feet of snow and 30 men,
one grader, one snow-piow were
attempting to remove.
The building and grounds office said that Vancouver's "unusual weather" Has not been
too expensive—jrat.
mes near Physics Bldg. Ruth Bennett,   KE   10?,6.
teal blue, on December 19 between north parking lot and library. Please phone West 943L or
turn in at AMS Office.
articles such as coats, jackets,
scarves and other articles at the
Ainu    Mater    Society    Lost    and
At Acadia
A French Dinner, featuring special Frendi dishes and "wine" will
be the next Sunday evening event
at Acadia Camp.
Guest speakers will be M. Louis
Le Gall, who will speak on "French
Style in Painting."
The dinner will be held Sunday
January 13 at 5 p.m. Tickets are
on sale at Uie AMS office Monday
to Friday of next week.
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UBC Delegates   ,
Attend UN Meet
UBC was the only university
represented at the U.N. Conference held in Ottawa during holidays.
UN club president Raghblr Baal,
Mamie Wilson and Ken Ferris attended the convention with their
trip paid tor by the university
club and downtown organizations.
UBC delegates Introduced a* motion that the establishment of university UN clubs should, be en
When they discovered the university club could not finance a
new cover they gave permission
for the use of the emblem for the
next four months.
Raghblr Bill's motion was carried. It was one of the five major
points discussed at the convention.
The UBC delegation represented
the successful result of uch campus'
organizations   and   the   delegates
hope  their  motion  will  stimulate
new action on this frpnt.
Meanwhile UBC UN Club con
tinues to attempt to gain the Interest of more university students.
At the present hey are the largest political club on the campus
and with their noon hour speakers
and other features they will continue in their drive.for more student Interest In world affairs.
or Mont
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Monday, January 7th
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SUN UFE OPCANADA Friday, January 4, 1952
Page Three
More Canadian
Mr. Charles A. Rowles, presently professor of the Faculty of
Agriculture, was president of the, Stydents Counoil at the University
of Saskatchewan, and played three years for the Saskatchewan
Should UBC participate ln
more intercollegiate competlon
with the other Western Canadian, Universities? Why dp we
have so little intercollegiate exchange with these institutions?
If it is desirable, how may Inter
collegiate competition among
the universities ot Western
Canada be revised and expanded,
I believe that these questions
should be given serious study
by the students here and at
the other Western Canadian
Arguments for and against
extending Canadian intercollegiate competition may he advanced and it would be' interesting to see what a student poll
at the four Western Universities would reveal on this question. It seems lik&ly that op*
inlon would favour aa increase,
particularly if it were understood that, as well as sports,
other activities weYe to be included.
Those opposed would, I believe, have as their main reason the fear that increased competition in sport might lead to
conditions comparable to those
now under criticism in American college football. Can adequate assurance be given that
a similar situation would not
develop here?
Expresses Fear
*     •
Apprehension has been expressed that in Canadian inter-
colle*iate sjjort, and in football
particularly, too much emphasis is sometimes placed on the
need to win. Fortunately this
does not appear to be true and
even in the Canadian universities of the Bast where intercollegiate competition ls very
keen, no evidence of It has been
Is it safe to conclude, therefore, that so long as we make
satisfactory academic achievement a prerequisite to membership on Intercollegiate teams
and adequately appraise our
coaches and players ln terms of
their spirit, sportsmanship and
fair play, college sport ln Canada can never (become ithe
Frankenstein that many fear?
When intercollegiate competition Is being assessed, Insufficient emphasis is often
placed on the opportunity it
provides students to get to
know each other. Certainly in
my own case, while I cannot
recall the scores of the games 1
played against the Thunderbirds, I have very clear and
warm memories of many experiences connected with those
I remember best such things
as the good sportsmanship,
spirit and fair play of the teams
coaiched by Dr. Shrum, the
friendship of the sessions spent
around the fireplace at the
Fraternity house and students'
home where I was billeted, the
enthusiastic mass meetings at
noon, the dances and parties
arranged for the taapi by the
Need For Goodwill
Thesie and many other expressions of kindness and goodwill taken back to our Campus
joined with close and unforgettable bonds widely separated
elements of our Canadian community. Does this not answer,
"Should UBC take part ?.*nd cater
ln part at least, the question:
collegiate competition with the
other Western Canadian Universities"?
Probably the main reason
that Intercollegiate sport with
the other universities of Western Canada has almost disappeared Is the high cost of
travel. Tliere may be no answer
to this. However, It should be
recalled that Intercollegiate
competition was maintained
with these universities during
tlie lean thirties when student
enrolement was at half the
•    present level.
Certainly it was not easy,
traveling by colonist  car, sup-
plying our own blankets and
cooking a share of our meals
on the train. It was tough, too,
on the people with whom we
were billeted. I do not suggest
we should expect our teams and
their supporters to do the same
Final Question
today. I do sometimes wonder,
however, If sufficient effort has
Ibeen directed to canvassing all
possible sources of funds and
help for IntercoUeglate travel
in the West?
The final question: "Hpw
may intercollegiate competition
among Western universities be
expanded?" takes one back
again to costs. However, other
factors are also involved. Since
my. main interest in intercollegiate competition is sport, particularly, Canadian football', I am
anxious to see this activity
stressed. At the same time, I
realize the danger of letting
one's enthusiasm go too far in
one direction as some claim Is
happening now with American
There are many activities
that should be considered and
some of these may offer real
opportunity .for development
with other Canadian universities. This leads one to ask:
"Have all possible fields for
intercollegiate activity been
mutually explored with the
other Western universities?"
These remarks with respect
to Canadian intercollegiate
activity should not be interpreted as an objection to similar exchanges with American
universities. We should maintain and if possible further develop our ties to the South, but
at thd same Vime let us not
ipermit our enthusiasm In this
direction to carry us too far
from our sister' institutions ln
It will <be difficult to extend
associations with the Golden
Bears of Alberta, the Huskies
of Saskatchewan and the Bison
of Manitoba but with tbe tradition of student initiative on
this Campus. I am sure that if
there's a will there's a way.
(This Is the story of the proposed student exchange with
Russia written by the former
editor of the McOill Dally,
John Soott. It ie based on an
Interview with Denis Lazure,
NFCUS president who made
the original proposal for a cultural exchange. The Ubyssey
made the first concrete move
by suggesting four UBC students exchange with four Russians—Ed.)
One 6t the ttvo men sitting at
lunch ln a Government building on
Warsaw's Stalin Boulevard was a
young Canadian Medical student.
The other was a Moscow law undergraduate, M. Vdovln. Each was
Russians Agree
Reject Plan
representing his country at the
Red-sponsored International Union
of Students Conference.
The Canadian — Denis Lfizure
of the University of Montreal had
a dramatic proposition? *u*n exchange of student visits between
Canada and the Soviet Union,
sponsored by the national student
unions of both countries.
A four-week trip across Canadian campi by 20 Soviet students
was suggested. The Soviets would
give cultural performances and
participate in informal bull sessions on each campus.
Vdovin passed the suggestion on
to the head of the Soviet delegation, Pesjlak. The Russians seemed enthusiastic, but asked for time
to think it over.
Canada,  reporting to  the  annual
NFCUS conference at London, Ontario.
He might just as well have been
talking to Kremlin's stone walla
for the student officials decided
12 to 6 not to ratify Lazure's invi-
'tatlon to Pesjlack and his friends.
Have Forgotten Way
Denis Lazure's idea was not new
or untried. Last year Britain completed just such an exchange. President of the British student union,
John Thompson told Lazure that
he found the Soviet students reasonable ln discussion, but had fantastic ideas about living conditions
ln   Britain.   Thompson   called   the
visit   "a  real   accomplishment   in
the field ot understanding."
Evidently the Russian delegation
to the IUS conference had now
received an answer from Moscow.
"Yes," they said, "we would be
happy to come." The Russians, also
invited Canadian .students lo Russia on the same basis.
Pay Own Way
The Soviets said they would pay
their own way to fly to Canada*.
Receipts from cultural perfoman-
ees, NFCUS and money from their
own pockets would make up the
rest of the bill.
That was how things stood when
the IUS conference ended. Fouf
days later, Lazure    was back ln
Those who voted against the proposal seem to have forgotten why
they did so. The Ontario vice-president has publicly stated tbat lt
was turned down because it would
cost NFCUS a lot of money.
A NFCUS spokesman from Toronto has written the Russians that
"a number of difficulties were
raised in oonjuctlon with the financing of such a project and the
technical   arrangements   for   con
ducting such a tour across  Canada."
These statements clearly misrepresent the facts. The NFCUS
proposal turned down at the London, Ont.,. conference contained a
proviso that the Federation would
incur no financial responsibility if
the Russians came. Apparently
those who voted against the proposal suddenly realized their reasons were not good enough.
Ubyssey Sends Wire
Uibyssey editor-in-chief sent a<$>
telegram to the Soviet higher minister of education Inviting four
Russian students to attend UBC
for a year in exchange for four
British Colurc/bla students, who
would go to Russia.
Fourteen Canadian universities
now approve of the plan and it is
causing considerable excitement
outside university circles.
A article about, the exchange
scholarships was printed in Time
magazine last November. It was
not, however discussed at the CUP
As yet no reply has been received
from the Soviet.
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Friday, January 4, 1952
How foul. Ski
WHEN a basketball referee calls 17 fouls
against your team
ahd none against the hometown opposition, you've got
grounds for yelling "robber!"
But although the Thunderbirds, hoopla variety, were victims of the above described refereeing in Tacoma last week,
nobody hurled any of the choicer
invectives at the ref who played
Santa Claus to a shar^-shootlng
GPS Logger squad.
No-body, that is, among the
pro CFS crowd who watched the
Loggers snatch, mostly through
the kindly consideration of the
home-town arbiter, the non-conference decision 66-92.
But Robert H. (Bob) Robinett,
back in his big office yesterday
claimed somewhat angrily that he
hasn't too pleased with the onesided refereeing chore turned in
by the unidentified fellow in
black and white. As a matter of
fact Robbie indicated the ref
couldn't have been dressed more
appropriately, attired as he was
In his striped shirt.
(fnpHAT reffln'," growled
\\ Crafty Bob, whb some
people say fills in for
Bulldog Drummond, "cost us the
game. Why CPS sank 87 per cent
of their shots!
"CPS picked us 26 points
through foul shots," he continued," but there were a lot of
those shots they shouldn't have
Tonight, runny as it may seem,
the' CPS club opens the Evergreen Conference season against
our boys In blue. Here. In the
War Memorial gym.
If our Canadian refs are as able
tonight as they have been ln the
past, we might witness a fairly
officiated ball game.
And, who knows, the Thunderbirds might forget the past and
open the season with a victory.
Tonight's hoopla, Incidentally,
will be the first game for the
'Birds as official members of the
Evergreen Conference. UBC was
accepted as a full member of the
conference last December 16.
Inett's wife is expecting a new
addition to the Robinett family
any day now. No, stupid,'it isn't
a new mink coat.
$       *       H>
' QUESTION 'ERE—Who Is going to be the manager of Vancouver's pro football club?
9p fp «Jp
Prentice, huge yet ruggedly handsome manager of 'Bird hookeylsts
is raving these days ... his boys
blacked out Twilight League all-
stars 6-2 the other night ... V.
Fred Edwards, almost got self
strangled by Richard "Call Me
Coach" Penn, yesterday .. . seems
V. Fred wanted to ask about intramurals and Penn wanted to'
tell Mm about sensational Jayvees
who bumped off senior A Clover
Leafs again ... V. Fred weights
137 .. . Penn 195 . . . Thunder-
birds' holiday activity brought
loss number to 14.
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Play Tonight In War Memorial Gym
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"RANGERS"   "ccv
UBC Jayvees humiliated the
Dominion champion Clover
1-eafs In an amazing exhibition
basketball game, last Wednesday. The final score ended In a
43-41 victory for the enthusiastic Jayvees.
This was a revolting development as far as Vancouver Basketball officials were concerned.
In fact lt caused them no end
of embarassment, for these
same officials disregarded Jayvees last month, and chose the
Arctics for admittance Into the
Men's  Senior A league. '
The Arctics promptly return-'
ed the favour, by falling to win
a single game to date. Jayvees,
on ihe other hand have not been
abashed at the though of facing
such powerful squads as Eilers,
Leafs or Alberni.
In the final ten mlnutes; the
Leafs were still ahead 43-38, but
the Invincible students rushed
into the home stretch, to snatch
the verdict.
Robinett Predicts Baseball
Back At UBC In
(Ubyssey Sports Editor)
The snow Is blowing, the rain
Is howling but we're still going
to take a chance and hope every
body doesnB't think we're still
suffering from a> Christmas
hangover wben we bring dp
For although this isn't the
most ideal time of the semester
to even mention that great
sport, there Is a good possibility
that this university may resume play this Spring after a
one year lay off.
*        *       *
Athletic director Robert H.
(Bob) Robinett stated yesterday
that'he thought baseball might
he played again this year if
schools beloow the border a*re
Jelly Anderson, UBC football
mentor, added another bright
note saying he might draw up
a plan to have games played before und during the final exams.
This would allow students to
watch the home club In action.
Baseball was dropped from
the Evergreen Conference robe-
dule last year owing to the financial strain on small American colleges.
The   financial   burden,   plus
the   draft   made   it   Impossible
for   the  Americans  schools   to
UBC didn't mind shelving
ball last year because this university plays ' when students
have finished the term. In short
no fans watch the home club.
Therefore,   why   have   a   home
However, Jelly feels that
with equipment still Intact
some use should be made of lt.
And rightly so.
The tal, hard-bitten American
said he would draw up a plan
for a six game schedule with
American schools. Games would
be   played befofTe the exams.
At the Conference meet last
December, members agreed that
colleges could play baseball on
independent schedules.
UBC will very likely play
their home games on the fieau-
tiful new field behind the War
Memorial gym.
If baseball is to be played this
year, A. D. Robinett said a diamond, bleachers and what have
you would very probably be
made ready.
Face Tough
CPS Logger
Melon Men
UBC Thunderbirds, winners
of none, losers of 14 non-conference basketball games will
attempt to start their Evergreen Conference play off tonight with a win.
The Thunderbirds tangle with
CPS Loggers in the Evergreen
Opener at 8:15 in the new War
Memorial Gym.
This will mark the first time the
Thunderbirds will he playing for
keeps. This means the 'Birds will
be getting two points for every
win they post from now on in.
The locals will be facing a tough
club In the logger gang. Loggers
specialize ln foul shot sinking and
will be out Mo make every shot
count tonigiht.
Thunderbirds have played tho
visitors but once this year, losing
Tickets for the game are on sate
U the New Gym.
Jack Pomfrett, coach of the winless Thunderbirds will be starting
the same club wtoleh lost thr<>a
narrow decisions to American clubs
during the holidays.
50-50 CHANCE
>ft>body Is predicting a victory
for tjhe local club considering their
exhibition series. But then again
nobody ls betting against them.
They could break the Jinx tonight.
-- ■ --....-. _.  » ..; __.r. M  , |MM|,    |   ■-
wishing to play please attend meeting Monday, Jan. 7. at 12:30 in
Class room, New Gym.
ALEX MacGILLIVRAY, Sport. Editor
Robinett Brushes Parties
Kla-how-ya Tllllcums! Well kiddles, th4 hectic
festive season is over.
All prudent students, have presumaibly retired
to the comparative tranquility of the library, to
enjoy a well deserved rest. One Industrious Athe-
letic Director stands apart from the baccluallau
Yes sir, bob Robinett has engineered one of
the most Interesting, series of exhibition Basketball Extravaganzas, since the inception of the
Hoop-sport at UBC.
The standout exhibition game of the year, will
feature the world-famous Cllobe-Trotters ragsalnst
a Thundenbird quintet, on January 12. This contest', is only one of the many new (novations which
hard-working Bob has added to the Varsity sports
scene.        «
Bob and his cohorts have tried every conceivable means to lure Mr. Joe Fan into their hoop
emporium, and have, succeeded, to a certain extent. For days on end, the Sports Department has
'been badgered with press notices, photos, and
general  Information  about visiting  hoop squads.
Crafty Bob, has even Introduced blaring brass
bands to the dignified sarclty of the Memorial
(iyin. in an effort to keep the intellectual fans
happy. Free parking for paying patrons, Is another feature.
Wlio knows, our "A.D." may provide a babysit! ins service, for the more mature students who
wishes  io attend  the games.
By now, you have probably missed the moral
contained  lu this  little  epic:   Let's  give  Hob  Iho
break he deserves, and fill the "Big Oym'' for these
fine hoop frays. (P.9. This is not a paid add).
Oettlng back to the advent pf the (iloke-Trot-
ters. UBC fans, are really in for a big thrill. Why
even the Hollywood masterminds can see that
these razzle-dazzle ibasketballers, have talent.
FUtndom has recorded for posterity, the antics
of the bestarred, "original" Globe Trotters. Judging from the bill boards outside the local theatre,
where this epic is ibelng shown, this film Is drama
of the highest order. All Roy Roger fans, are advised not to attend, *it seems one of the sweaty athletes forgets about his beloved basketball I'or
just enough time to soundly buss the long-suffering heroine. Apart from that one nasty incident,
it Is a very good picture.
Seriousy though, the success story of the
Globe-Trotters is a story of hard work, bravery,
a liberal sprinkling of good luck. One day in the
year 1920, Abe Saperstein spotted a non-descript
quintet of negro hoopsters playing in the Savory
bull room, in located in the not so-tony Chicago
Kastside. When roller-skating replaced Basketball
at the Savoy, Sa.perst.eln took the boys in hand,
christening them the   llaflcm Globe-Trotters.
The original quintet, toured the length and
breadth of the U.S., in a ibatterod flivver.
Today the Trotters have expanded into a two
million dollar a year industry.
There is an East, and a. West unit,to luuullo
the innumerable cngagMuents. I
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On January 11, and 12. I'BC students will have !
the opportunity of seeing tho finished product !
of one of Hip most fabulous organizations iu lhe !
history ot Basketball. j
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