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 Get In On The
Today At Brock Lounge
The Ubyssey
Get In On The
Today At Brock Lounge
No. 34
USC Tables Motion To Reprimand
Council For Allowing Peace Council
Arts Executive Protest Recognition
Of Peace Council at USC Meeting
Photo by Bruce Jaffary
Pretty Coed Sets Standards
SETTING THE STANDARD for Mardi Gras Queen candidates
is .pretty first year arts coed Ann Langbein. Unidentified thug
asked Ann, After considerable research, to act as standard for
queens, petting booth, was Set up at same time. Odds on various
candidates were not available at press time.
Understanding Needed If
College Morale To Stay
Reprinted from the Christian Science Monitor, New York
To avoid a complete breakdown of morale and lowering
of academic standards on American campuses, college administrators, faculty members, students, and trustees will have to
learn to understand one another and cooperate fully.
This was the theme of the principal* ———-
speech delivered at the fifth annual
Provincial Police have again warned students who
drive cars to UBC to be careful.
Fresh fall of snow over the weekend has turned University ndowment Land roads into icy sheets and puddles
of slush.
So far this year police report that no serious accidents
have taken place on the campus.
Bargains Galore As
Council Sells Stock
Ewing Unloading Stocks To
Increase Student Caf fori
hundreds of dollars worth of surplus UBC sweaters, crests,
pins and pennants will go on the block today in Brock Hall
lounge when the AMS stages a gigantic reduction sale.
Salespeople will begin the giant cleanup at 12:30 p.m.
Everything   at   the   sale   will   be* — ~
prlced to tell quickly, AMS treasurer  VAflcAf f AIT FlfDfinfl
Motion to severely censure Student Council for approving
UBC's newly-formed Peace Council has been tabled by the
Undrgraduate Societies Committee.
Lack of time to discuss the question w.as given as the
reason for tabling the motion. $•
Moved by the Arts Undergraduate
Society, the motion read: "That the
Arts Undergraduate Society recom- j
mends to the Undergraduate Society
that it register strong disapproval of
the high handed method employed
by the Student Council in flouting
the will of a general meeting called
to voice its stand in the matter of
the Peace Council."
APPROVED j    Twenty-eight   member*   of
Peace Council was approved at the ' UBC's       Student       Christian
last meeting of Student Council held  Movement  have  returned  to
Return From
Vancouver   after   a four-day
conference in Saskatoon Dec-
Higher Education Conference at New
York University.
The speaker, Prof, Alonzo F. Myers,
chairman of NYU department of
higher education, said administrator-
faculty relationships have deteriorated
on many campuses "and poor communication is largely responsible.*'
Much of the blame for this condition must be placed on college presidents who are devoting too much
time to nonacademlc activities, he
Mr. Myers has completed a one-
year leave of absence, during which
he visited and studied conditions on
almost 100 campuses.
Colleges   are   viewed   from   three
distinctly different perspectives—and
yet there should be a unity of concept, (
he said.'
TTie first is the viewpoint of the
trustees who "all too often are per
sons selected for their wealth, prestige, or political influence, ln the hope
that they will do something substantial for the college," Mr. Myers
In many cases they would not think
of sending their own children to the
institution, yet they determine its
policies. Rarely, he said, do they
have any contact with faculty or
The second approach, that of administration and faculty, is the rosy
one represented to the public through
various publicity media utilized by
the college. t
The third is the college the student
knows—"the real college." In his
year-long study, Mr. Myers found
most students apathetic toward student government, disdainful of organized activities although more interested than faculty members in need-
(Continued on Page 33
Walt Ewing said. Sweaters will be
marked down as low as |3.88.
Stalls will be set up In the lounge
for each faculty with miscellaneous
items going on sale at a seperate
Club and faculty crests will sell for
73 cents. These include crests from
such clubs and faculties as Radio
Society, Pre-Med, Agriculture, Arts,
Forestry, Commerce and Social Work.
Large UBC crests will go for 49
cents and the smaller ones will be
priced «»»J»Hk«psl ^	
Hail UBC and My Gal records as
well as the sheet music for the two
songs will sell for 73 and 10 cents
It is also expected that Totems for
years other than 1849 will sell at reduced prices.
Proceeds from the sale will help the
balancing of this year's budget Walt
Ewing said. Public Relatibns Officer
Bob Currie termed the sale" one of
the biggest ever held on the campus."
Goods to be sold are the result of
over-stocking which helped put the
Alma Mater Society $42,000 in debt
to the War Memorial Gymnasium
two years ago.
Ex-Pubsler Goes
South After Smash
Tired of being fleeced by nightclub patrons, Ace Williams "Commerce '49" and ex-pubster. arrived at
the University Alums dance complete
with a quart bottle of mixer, scotch
(not a full quart) half a case of beer,
and a sorely tired bottle of sherry.
When last heard of Ace (long known
for his frenetic outbursts at AMS
meetings) was heading for wealth,
fame and rishes in the United States.
Student Services
The university Radio Society Is expanding it's services to students. It
started yesterday when the campus
network series of programs were extended to two hours of air time.
Hie Mid-day Mixing Bowl is to be
an, all request show starting on Monday, January 18, 1990. Students who
want requests and dedications over
the campus-network of URS can leave
such requests in the Radio Society
UBC's jazz enthusiasts will be given
one of the finest jazz shows ever to
hit the campus when URS producer;
Merv Chertkow and Ubyssey Features:
Editor Vic Hay combine their talents
to bring Concert in Jazz to the campus
network beginning Thursday, January
12, 1950. The show will be put over'
the complete campus network of URS
at 1:30 p.m. j
12:25 URS Preview
12:30 Midday Mixing Bowl
12:45 Midday Mixing Bowl
1:00 Midday Mixing Bowl
1:15 Midday Mixing Bowl
1:30 Show Business
1:45 Show Business
1:55 Ubyssey News
2:00 Ron Altree Presents
2:15 Ron Altree Presents
12:25 URS Preview
12:30 Midday Mixing Bowl
12:45 Midday Mixing Bowl
1:00 Midday Mixing Bowl
1:15 Midday Mixing Bowl
1:30 To Be Announced
1:45 To Be Announced
1:55 Ubyssey News
2:00 To Be Announced
in December.
One student has requested to AMS
president Jim  Sutherland  that  an- \ ~~T"""~      .
other general AMS meeting be called . ember 28 to January 1.
to consider the position of the red-     D* John Grant of Union College
tinged group. gave  the  theme   addresses  entitled
The student told Sutherland that "The Biblical Meaning of History."
a general meeting would cost nothing He outlined the strengths and weekend it would enable all students to ne|ses of the various approaches to..$•
express their opinion on the group. BiWe and discussed the idea of rev*-
| Petition to call a general meeting l«tlon, the problem of a "chosen
must be signed by 100 students and People" and the significance of Bib-
presened to Student Council before .llcal history today.
steps will be taken. j   At later discussions, the delegates
j In answering the request 'or a Studied the SCM and its relationship
general meeting Sutherland stated that to the church, the university, politics
he felt he had done what the students |and the student body.
A special series of speakers were
presented during the evening. Them
included Dr. Clifford Grant of fodere
College, India, who spoke on tiie
"Church in East Asia."
'Mr. Don Evans told of his trip to
eastern Europe and Dr. John Coleman
spoke on the World Student Christian
Young Liberal
Party Dominant
Special to The Ubyssey
Student elections for model parliaments seem to follow a parallel course
with those of our Dominion government.
In a recent election at the University of Manitoba, the Young Liberal
party captured 31 of 57 seat to give
themselves a clear majority in the
forthcoming parliament.
Parliament was to have been held
in the latter pert of December but
Approval of the Peace Council climaxed a stormy two-year fight to
have the group made a unit under
| the Literary and Scientific Executive.
Group was originally suggested by
Dr. James Endicott when he visited
here in 1948.
Subsequent general student meeting on the subject turned thumbs
down on the project. Students ruled
formation out when they were told
the Peace Council would duplicate
the work of the United Nations Club
at UBC.
This year, Peace Councillors within
the UN Club requested permission
to form as a committee of the Club.
UN executive then came to Council
late last year and requested that
Council okay their formation.
An Interim executive headed by
Tom Wolden has been appointed until the Peace Council can stage regular elections of officers. Thc group
boasts approximately nine bona fide , pressure by Sam Cook, president of
Recital January 23
Recital Devotes Progiam To UBC Teachei
The evening of January 23 will
mark an event not only significant in
the course of Canadian music but also
in tihe development of Canadian Universities as centres of culture.
On that evening, Barbara Pentland.
a member of UBC's Department of
Music will be the featured composer
in an evening devoted entirely to her
compositions. This recital will be the
first of a series of two. In February
there will be an evening of the music
of Jean Coulthard Adams who is also
a member of the Music Department.
Miss Pentland who has recently arrived at the university is a composer
of international reputation. Her works
have been performed in most of the
major capitals of Europe as well as
on this continent. Her compositions
cover such varied fields as radio,
concert, films, and ballet.
Miss Pentland was born in Winnipeg
in 1012. At the age of nine she wrote
her first composition. When she was
17 she was studying composition and
piano in Paris. Returning to this continent she received a fellowship to
study under Wagenaar at the Julliard
Graduate School in New York. Two
summers of study under Aaron Copland and two summers at the Mac-
dowell Colony, a haven for creative
artists, preceded Miss Pentland's appointment to the staff of the Toronto
Conservatory. This summer she ac-
ceped Professor Harry Adaskin's invitation to join the staff of UBC. This
acceptance came in the face of offers
from leading universities in the United States.
This choice characterizes Miss Pent-
land's attitude to music. She is one
of the few Canadian composers who
if conscious of her Canadian heritage.
Barbara Pentland believes in the potentialities of Canada's youth, and one
hope that she cherishes is that UBC
will grow in stature to include facil
ities   for   the   complete   development
of musical talent.
The program for the recital will in
clude a String Quartet written in 1M4,
to foe performed by a quartet under
the direction of Albert Steinberg and
a cycle of songs set to poems by Anne
Marriott who is expected to be present
at the performance. These songs will
be sung by one of Canada's leading
soprano's, Miss Frances James of Toronto. The remainder of the program
will consist of a sonata Fantasy and
the "Studies in Line" both of which
are for piano and will be performed
by Miss Pentland.
Among Miss Pentland's published
works are the "Studies in Line" and
"Vista," a composition for violin and
Written especially for Harry Ad-
skln, her most recent work is in an
organ concerto commissioned by Earnest White of London, Ontario.
This concert will be open, free of
charge, to any who are interested in
the progress and development of Canadian music and one of Canada's most
brilliant musical minds.
Mardi Grot Ducats
On Sale Friday
Tickets for long-awaited Greek Letter Mardi Gras will go on sale January 13.
Rowan Cotton, chairman of ticket
sales for the sorority-fraternity annual presentation, told The Ubyssey
that tickets may be Obtained from
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. starting Friday
in the Brock Hall or Caf.
Tickets will be three dollars a person  for the event,  which  will  take
the liberal Club, has had it postponed to the early New Year.
Said Cook, "The Conservatives and
Socialists don't really want a Model
Parliament, they're just making political hay ... at the present time
there are no Conservatives or Scialists
in,this school, they're all anti-Liberals.
plans student exchanges between
Canadian and American universities
for 1950. Fifty U.S. universities have
expressed  interest  in  the  plan and
. _,       , ,  _ ,, i ten  Canadian   universities   including
place on Thursday  and  Friday,  the  -       .     ..    ....     TT „ _,   ,- .,   .
iiuu      j  ««.L    .   t ,    L       i Toronto, Manitoba, U.N.E'., McMaster
19th and 20th  of January,   n Com-'      . .-.       ,      ... ,    .    ..
.       _ . ' I and Queens will foe in the set-up.
modore Cabaret. I
Modern Fin e Arts Underway
As Savery Speaks to Group
Modern Fine Arts movement at UBC will get away to a
flying start this Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in the Auditorium when
Dr. Barnet Savery introduces an eight-lecture series with a
preparatory talk.
Dr. Savery, head of the department '■>'■—— —	
of Philosophy and Psychology at UBC, deal with modern art in one of its
plans to ask a series of questions many forms. The entire campus pro-
which can or should be answered by gramme is designed to explain some
the lecturers which follow. |of  the  conflicting  ldeas  whic^ iur.
Keeping  in  plight  of  the  average  round this subject',
lay  man well  in  mind,  Dr.  Savery
will ponder such problems as, What is , FINE ARTS COMMITTEE
behind modern surrealistic painting? '    The Fine Art's Committee which is
and What place has modern music?   beinS   sponsored   by   LSE   has   also
planned  a Film Festival  to be held
KEEPING THE PLIGHT late in Feb,.uary, It will feature ex.
Speakers will be drawn from UBC's perimental   educational,   and   special
faculty   and   staff   and   will   feature films from  all  over  the  world,
experts in the various fields of mod- A photographic exhibit, water color
ern Art. show,   and   an  exhibition  of  colored
All of the noon-hour meetings will lithographs are being planned. Page 2
Tuesday,   January   10,   1950
The Ubyssey
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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
Senior Edltor-RON PINCHIN
Associate Editor-BETTY HORTIN
Good Sportsmanship?
UBC basketball fans have proved, if
nothing else, that they have lungs and vocal
chords. Their lusty boos, executed in the
finest dead end kid fashion, are indubitable
indications of this.
There may be some question, however, as
to whether or not they chose the most admirable method of proving this point which
all bjut the most skeptical would have been
content to take as a self-evident truth.
The social value of their proof is virtually
nil—even if an empirical scientist might have
approved heartily.
Unhappily, not everyone is an empirical
scientist. There are, in fact, some quaint
souls who thought the demonstration in
downright poor taste.
These souls, however quaint, point out
that the   Thunderbird    basketball team is
treated with the utmost courtesy wherever
they go. Teams coming to UBC seem to be
treated with respect only when they lose.
When our team wins our lusty voiced
fans treat the visitors with a due display of
decorum. When UBC loses the opposition get
the bronx cheer.
This sort of action, it is believed, is
scarcely what is commonly termed "good
Our quaint souls go on to argue that the
treatment accorded referees leads to some
grave doubts being cast upon the sound
judgment of our fans. The referees are highly trained observers and they know much
more about the rules than ninety-nine percent of fans.
Maybe the quaint souls are right. Who
Critic on the hearth      by i°hn broekington
Student Council Is Scared
Student Council is yellow.
Every year this austere body of no-goods
foolishly take it upon themselves to challenge
the Publications Board to a, you should pardon the expression, basketball game.
Every year they lose but every year they
foolishly come back for another trouncing
frogftihe Publications Board. This year CouncU has consistently beat around the bush
Mgwdifig, the annual classic. They have re-
fused to set a date for the game because they
haven't got the guts to stand up before the
student body and admit they're not good enough. •■! ''•■ %
This situation has gone far enough. The
students have a right to know what a shallow,
weak-kneed bunch of Studs Lonigan's and
flappers control their money.
The Publications Board therefore takes
this opportunity of hurling a challenge at
Student Council. We know that Council will
resort to their usual back-biting, "underhanded tactics. The Publications Board will
hold high the tenets of good sportsmanship
and fair play as they have always done.
Few people would be tempted to
refer to the previous fifteen years as
a golden age of keyboard artistry.
Those years have not witnessed the
rise to international fame of any new
pianists but have marked the death
of many masters of the great nineteenth century tradition of pianoforte
playing. The glories of such masters
as Rachmaninov and Paderweiskl are
now only memories. Yet, today the
musical profession is bulging with
men and women who feel entitled to
affix the appendage "concert pianist"
to their name. The majority of these
people are justified in thus naming
themselves. The term "concert pianist" merely signifies a certain degree
of competance on the instrument but
does not take into consideration the
mental and emotional necessities of
music recreation. But where are the
great personalities, capable of arousing
an audience with personal magnetism.
For the most part the new generation
of pianists are content to display
their manual dexterity through a
colorless personality or to present
the careful but uninspired thoughts
cf a pedagogue. Let us examine some
of the pianists whose work transcends
tho merely academic to present to the
public a great mind and personality
expressing itself through music.
The Polish born pianist, Arthur
Rubinstein is justly renowned as the
greatest interpreter of Chopin but to
limit his genius to that composer is
unfair. Rubinstein's greatest strength
lies in his abilty to present every stylo
of music from Bach' to Bartok com-
In This Corner
With eye-bulging and sabrerattling, a
transplanted Hollywood company has put
Samuel Shellaberger's "Prince of Foxes" on
celluloid. The picture, filmed entirely in
Italy, isn't worth a snap of the fingers when
compared to what the Italians themselves
are turning out.
The story revolves around the attempt
of Cesare Borgia and his notorious sister
Lucrezia, to unite all Italy. Orson Welles, as
Cesare, looks too often like a caricature of the
moustache-twirling villian of some gay nineties play. •
Tyrone Power, as Captain Orsini, is
commissioned to do two tasks in the course
of the picture. The first he accomplishes with
a glib tongue and quick mind. The second,
which involves Wanda Hendrix, with an un-
pronouncable Italian name, results in his conversion to the forces of good.
Miss Hendrix is the child bride of the
aging nobleman Orsini and has been commissioned to subdue with soft words. As the
husband of Miss Hendrix, Felix Aylmer is
hardly up to the standard he set in Hamlet
as Polonius.
No one over the age of six could possibly
be wrong as to how things will eventually
turn out. Aging Felix is killed in a battle
with Borgia's men and Power is left to marry
Miss Hendrix. The rest of the film is taken
up with the defense of the Hendrix domain
by Mr. Power.
The picture is not without its good points
however. The camerawork is frequently imaginative and powerful and some of the
pageantry of pagan feasts and the glory that
was Venice are captured with a good deal
of feeling. I'd be grateful to anyone who
could tell (me the name of the song that is
sung as Tyrone Power's gandola moves
through the canals on a misty summer mor-
e ■
y Jim
A couple of pictures made the rounds of
Vancouver during the Christmas holidays,
and were well worth the price of admission.
With tremendous vitality and energy Jimmy
Cagney made a comeback in "White Heat,"
the story of a gangster with an Oedipus complex.
Cagney robs the mails and then takes the
rap for a minor crime so he can stay out of
trouble for a couple of years. The police,
wise to his game, plant an undercover man
in the prison to gain his confidence. When
Jimmy breaks out of prison he takes the
undercover man with him.
The rest of the story tells how the police
track Cagney down with poker faces, radio
cars and scientific sleuthing. The picture's
chief virtue is the tight, screaming thread of
suspense that it manages to build up under
able direction.
For whodunnit fans, Hollywood has produced a better than average film called
'Tension." The story details the stormy marital relations of a druggist and his man-eating
wife, ably played by Audrey Totter.
Miss Totter, as a bleached blonde, runs
ol'f to live with a salesman whom she feels
can give her much more than her struggling
druggist husband. Hubby, his manly ego
outraged, plots the murder of the salesman
by leading two lives. Before he can murder
the salesman, someone beats him to the
Enter the police, in the form of Lieut.
Collier Bonnibell, a most engaging Irish-
whiskey drinking cop. So engaging in fact,
that Miss Totter cuts her own throat by fall-
ins; for him. Fans may find some loose ends
; t the picture's end, but the competent performances of all concerned make up for it.
pletcly within its period yet alive and
vivid. When one hears Rubinstein play
one "eels that this is exactly the way
the composer intended the work to
sound. Yet in his desiie to keep faith
with the composer Rubinstein never
allows the force and charm of his own
nature to be obscured. It is Chopin
that one hears but it is also Rubinstein.
Vladimir Horowitz is, to quote Virgil Thomson, "the master of exaggeration and distortion." He is the
pianist with the dynamic, neurotic
and flamboyant personality whose intensity and passion sweeps one away
as he sacrifices sound musical values.
Horowitz commands what are prob-
rbly the fastest and strongest ten
lingers skimming over a keyboard today. He comes close to the great
Lizt. His motives are the same; to wow
the audience. His methods are comparable; towering climaxes and whispering pianissimos. His material is
also identical; inflated, bombastic concert paraphrases. His greatest shortcomings are revealed in his performances of Mozart. These are artificial,
mannered, and usually far too fast.
His greatest strength is apparent in
his performances of Lizt. These are
dazzling, exciting and completely persuasive. Horowitz is the great personality who has sacrificed some of
his artistic intelligence on the alter
of personal glory.
Walter Geisiking is a pianist known
to most people only through his numerous recordings and his notorious
affiliations  with  the   Nazi   Party.  If
Mr. Geisiking's personal life is not
above the pettiness of politics certainly
his playing towers far above most of
his contemporaries. He is, I think,
the greatest pianist in the world because he is the only one who has
completely fulfilled his potentialities.
He is in supreme command of his
resources'. He is the master of all that
is subtle in music. Thus his unequalled
mastery of »he music of Debussy and
Ravel. He possesses a perfectly developed hand, capable of every degree
of softness and loundncss and innumerable types of touch. Thus his mastery of Eiach. I number his recordings
among my most valued possessions.
The last on this list of master pianists is Arthur Schnabel, one of the
rare examples of a great pianist who
lscks a virtuoso technique. However,
his digital dexterity is usually quite
adequate for the presentation of his
ideas. Schnabel is, of course, a specialist in the music of B'eethoven and
Mozart. His complete recording of the
32 piano sonatas of Beethoven is one
of the glories of the, phonograph, lt
is in the slow movements of thsse
sonatas where Beethoven plumbs the
depths of ihe human soul that Schna-
bel's greatest achievements appear.
The passio.i, the suffering, and the
humanity of his readings are a monument to Beethoven and his own
This article will be the first of a
series that are devoted to a discussion
of some of Ihe greatest musicians of
our time.
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor must be signed
by the writer, but a Nome de Plume
unit be used if the writer so wishes.
Doar Sir:
With regard to Friday's issue of The
Ubyssey I would like to thank you
Mr. Editor for onej of the funniest editions of our paper that I have ever
read. Two articles should be mentioned in particular, I believe, as their
respective authors are obviously possessed of a sense of humor which is
rarely found in college men and women any niore. One of them is Mr.
Hal Tennant's column which I enjoyed thoroughly. I wish, however,
Mr. Tennant, that you would not
make your columns quite so funny in
the future as I spent most of Dr.
White's very interesting lecture on
organic chemistry chuckling away to
myself and consequently learned absolutely nothing about quaternerary
amines. If I flunk the course, I shall
blame it on you, Mr. Tennant.
The other humorous column was the
editorial with regard to women's dormitories on the campus. Obviously
the article was a work of journalistic
art. It was, it is easy to see, intended
only for those students who possess a
very delicate and highly developed
sense of humor. Such sublety! Such
Irony! I would go into raptures over
t. Never have I read such a splend-
dly facetious editorial. You'll never
believe this, Mr. Editor, but two or
three of my acquaintances (I am ashamed to call them friends) actually
'excuse me for a minute—I am convulsed with mirth at the memory of
what they said) revealed their absolute stupidity and obtuseness by
'ellirg me (I know you won't believe
•ne, but it is true, cross my heart, hope
to die, and spit) that the said editorial
was (the tears are running clown my
ace so I can hardly see!) intended to
bo serious!!! Of course, I didn't say a
thing—after all, what can one say to
,uch peasants? Tht' dolts actually
thought you meant it when you said
that men, and women should be allowed to live in the same dormitories!
They thought that you, Mr. Editor, nn
educated university man, would act-
jally write such a column in sincerity.
Oh well, such is life! Thanks for thc
best laugh I've had in years!
Yours Sincerely,
H. J. Perkins, Arts 3.
Dear Sir:
In the December 1, 1049 issue of The.''
Ubyssey, you published on the  fro.nl
page a  three-column cut hearing tUJ
■•arlion, I.'v.:n Jack Scott Didn't Co.ne, !
a'd   carrying   the   further   commrnt.j
Dejected officials of the Civil Lib- |
erties Union gazed pensively at sparse j
Brack Hall crowd which came to sec j
Civil Liberties Union present plaque
to columnist Jack Sce.tt. To top things i
off, even columnist Jack Scott did not!
put in an appearance. Left to speak !
to half-empty hall was Dr. Earle
Birney of UBC Enplish Department." i
For a number of reasons this piece !
of reporting cannot be allowed to pass
without comment. First, it is biased;
.second, it is dishonest; third, it is
insulting to thc memory of Dr. G. G.
Sedgewick, whose name is not even
mentioned,   although   the   event   was
called to do honor to his memory.
The dishonesty of the picture is
striking to those «who attended the
meeting, for it is clear that tho cameraman who took the shot must have deliberately stood half-way to tho back
of the hall in oj-der to exclude the
crowd of well over ore hunderd people
who attended, or else have taken the
picture before or after the meeting
got underway. This is poor journalistic
practice for any paper, for a university  paper it   is  unpardonable.
The bias in the comment under the
picture is inescapable, and suggests
the existence of hostility between The
Ubyssey and one of our campus organizations. The Ubyssey is maintained
by contributions from the whole student body. Its job is objective reporting
of campus events, not the promotion
of partisan views toward one or another of the campus groups.
The prominent placing of the picture, and the failure to give further
coverage to the meeting together
constitute a direct slur upon the
memory of Dr. Sedgewick whose work
in the field of civil liberties the event
was designed to honor. This can be
accepted as at best somewhat boorish
indifference to the significance of the
place of Dr. Sedgewick in the history
of this university as a man and as a
public figure.
The preoccupation of the publishers
of The Ubyssey for that day with
carrying through what they must
have thought was a glorious prank
further led them to ignore the address
of Professor Hunter Lewis, and the
talk on book censorship given by Dr.
Earle Birney, both of which merited
a fair report. I
I feel that these responsible for the
December 1 issue of our paper cannot
be   allowed   to   escape   criticism   for,
so lowering the tone of the paper for!
that day. I
ln the hope and belief that this
kind of reporting will not occur again
in The Ubyssey.
Beatrice Ferncyhough.
Dear Sir:
I thought you would like to know-
that I had a vsry nice Cliri '.mas Card
fr-ni Anthony Eden "io you all with
cordial Christims Greetings" frcm
himself and  Allan Moore.
I have also received a cable from
Dr. Bernard Heinze, whom you may
remember conducted the Vancouv.r
Symphony Orchestra in the Armories
some two or three years ago and to
whom we gave an Honorary Degree,'
in which ha extends "warmest good
wishes for Christmas and the New
Chancellor Hambi r al.-;o .sent a telegram which reads, "I wish to extend
to  you,   to  members  of   the   faculties
and to all our students Seasons Greetings and best wishes for the New
I thought that these messages would
be of interest to yourself and to the
members of the student body.
With all good wishes, I am
Yours sincerely,
Norman MacKenzie.
MONTREAL, Que.,—(CUP)-Stud-
ents' Executive Council of McGill University has voiced disapproval of the
editorial policy of the McGill Daily,
student newspaper. The Daily ran
an editorial entitled "Unpopular Rule"
which strongly criticized the Council.
HAMILTON, Ont.,-(CUP) - Construction of the first of three new
buildings at McMaster University will
begin immediately. Total cost of the
project will be $2.5 mllion.
TORONTO, Ont.,—(CUP)-Univers-
ity Students' Council of the University of Western Ontario may withdraw
support from the National Federation
of Canadian University Students and
the National Federation International
Students Service. It is stressed that
the reason for severance was financial.
Essays, Theses, Notes
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Page 3
Fiery Orater Fiom Saskatchewan
T o Dwell Qn 'Oppos/t/on
i John Diefenbaker, fiery Progressive Conservative orator
from Lake Centre Saskatchewan, will speak in the UBC AucU-
torium tomorrow at 12:30 p.m.
Diefenbaker is one of the present*
government's severest critics, and his
frequent denunciation of government
policy has brought him cheers from
both sides of the federal house.
Diefenbaker is the only Conservative
member from Saskatchewan.
SINCE 1918
Although he has only represented
his   present   constituency   since   1941
: Diefenbaker has been in public life
since returning from'the first wdrld
Defeated in the 'Progressive Conservative leadership race by George
Drew in the Spring of 1949 Diefenbaker has been a tireless supporter of
his party and a tireless critic of the
Diefenbaker built up a reputation
in the early twenties as a criminal
lawyer, Today he has a general law
practice in Prince Albert and seldom
ventures into the criminal courts.
Diefenbaker himself does not like
to hear himself referred to as a
criminal lawyer and states that his
present' practice consists of very
little criminal work.
'Tween Closses
i    >
Course Continues
Into New Year
LECTURES WILL start tomorrow
in Hut L4 and tomorrow in Hut G3.
All old members of Public Speaking
Club and those interested are. asked
to turn out.
* # ¥
in C minor and Chaconne will be
presented tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. in
Men's Club Room in Brock Hall.
* *         *
• ALL MEMBERS of the UBC Symphony are urged to attend rehearsals     His frequent outbursts at Order in
in preparation for the March evening   n        .. 	
j Council government which he refers
; to as "Rubber Stamp Government"
hes rnnoyed the Liberal Party greatly,
esrecially when the supposedly secret
legislation appeared on the Government's   order   paper   with   pertinent
concert. The first full rehearsal will
be Wednesday, January 11 at G p.m.
in the audtiorium.
«5p Sp 9p
UNITED NATIONS Club will hold
ogereral meeting in Arts 100 today
at 12:30 p.m. All members and friends
'■       * # *
initials, found behind Library. Apply
to Lost and Found.
rary.  Owner  phone KE.  20O3R.
languages. Essays, theses, card work.
Campus rates. AL. 0655R.
For Sale
shares worth $121.00 for $110 — cash
$50 down. Jack Matthews, LA. 0322.
brand new. Worth $50. Sale at $30.
Phone Anderson, West 712Y.
Meeting at 12:30 on Thursday, January 12 in Arts 201. Everyone out. Important.
Hut L2 Wednesday noon. New members welcome.
girls interested in ornamental or
fpeed swimming at 12:30 Tuesday in
Brock Stage Room,
regular meetings every Monday afternoon at 3:30 at the Outrigger.
his discussion classes on Scientific
Socialism thi|3 Thursday, 12:30 in
Arts 20S. These classes are sponsored
by the CCF club.
in Chem t!C0 at f2:30 p.m. on Thurs-
•-•Ubyssey Classified-
with plenty of cash to see me through
Varsity and the life thereafter. Telephone CEi 6690 ask for Ken.
cold inlaid Chinese design on front.
Return to Lost and Found.
was lost in the Library December 6th.
Anyone    knowing    its    whereabouts
RIQEe WANTED  FOR  8:30's  FROM' please £ontact Nick, LA. 0889R.
15th and Vine.  Phone CH.  2461  at | LOST BY HITCH-HIKER-Seagram's
6 p.m. i bag   with   penknife   attached,   Phone
12th and Oak. 8:30's Monday lo Fri-  VEST  POCKET  KODAK   CAMERA
day. Phone Cliff, CH. 1164.
Westminster wanted. Phone Art, Westminster 844L.
COACHING IN MATH 202 (1st year
black, on December 31. Name inscribed. Return to Lost und Found,
reward. •
Room and Board
Calculus) phone AL. 1961Y after 10;studcnts. ExceUent meals. Apply Psi
p.m.  or any  time Sunday.  Ask for! Upsikm   HoUflBi   m2   w    mh   Ave
Bert I Fhane EA. 1311.
and Venables. Ride wanted for 8:30's | nom with single bedg for twJ g,ud.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and 8:30's J cnts sharing wUh breakfast) 525 per
or 9:30's Tuesday, Thursday and Sat-   monlh each   Also room wRh doub,e
urday. HA. 4170L. , bct,  $30 wi(h breakfasti 4000 w, 10th
a car pool for 6 days a week vicinity   ACCOMMODATION FOR ONE GIRL
4th and Alma. Phone AL. 2710R.
stripe. Return to Lost and Found.
student.   Room   and   board,   Barber,
4164 W. 13;h. AL. 1045Y.
ing and two meals. Please phone AL.
L'352 or call -1226 W. 8th.
to return questionnaires to Box 7,
Brock Hall.
UNIVERSITY > SYMPHONY Rehearsal in UBC auditorium every Wednesday at 6 p.m.
swim classes at the Canadian Memorial Pool ore cancelled today, Tuesday, January 10th.
TEIEPHONF      PAc, , ,t    Ul/I
566 SEYMOUR ST.   VANCOUVI»'."». t.
questiens  attached.
His   topic   on  Wednesday  will  be ! day' January 12' Dr" White wil1 «ivo
SECTION   ONE   and   two   of   the   ,iThe   Functlon   o{    the j an   addreu   on   "Sugar   Chemistry."
CAF  univc.sity  flight  will  parade1      , PP Everyone  interested  is cordially
under  our  System of  Government."   vited to attend.
RCAF  univcisity  flight  wiil  1
Thursday, at G:45 p.m. in the Armories.
Section one will be in uniform.
9p 9p 9p
"TYCflO   BRAHE   and   HELPER"
will be the subject of an address given to the Rrjyal Astronomical Society
by Dr. Otto Bluih, of the University
Physics Department tonight at 8:15
p.m. in Physics 202.
T* V T*
DR. BLACK will address a meeting
of pre-dents in Arts 204 Thursday at
12:30 p.m.
Conservative will speak on the campus tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. in the
For complete story see page threo.
if if. if.
selections in "bop" tomorrow in his
program "Ron Altree Presents." Alt-
ree's show will come to tha air at
2:00 p.m.
if, if, if,
January 21-26
SATURDAY, January 21
Radio Address — Dr. MacKenzie.
SUNDAY, January 22
11:00 a.m. — Service at Canadian Memorial.
7:30 p.m. ~- Service at Christ Church Cathedral.
MONDAY, January 23
12:30 Auditorium — Address Bishop Kennedy.
3:30 — Reception in the Brock.
8:00 — Little Mountain Address.
TUESDAY, January 24
12:30 Auditorium — Address
8:00 — Acadia Camp Address.
WEDNESDAY, January 25th
12:30 — Auditorium — Address.
3:30 — Brock — Address.
8:00 — Fort Camp — Address.
"THE importance of X-rays | THURSDAY, January 26
12:30 — Auditorium .— Address.
6:00 — Banquet in Union College.
in Medicine" will be the topic of Dr.
J. Harrison this Friday at 12:30 p.m.
in Physids 201. '
Students Not
New System for Ads
Students are not takinp advantage
of tho Ubys-ey's new ad h-sorticn
Persons interested in inserting an
fid need no longer fo to Lest and
Found and write it out. The?y irry
merely place! their nd in an u/'-'imprc
envelope addressed to 'Ubyssey Advertising' and dop it into a campus mail
These mail boxes are located in the
following buildings: Art", Science.
Agriculture nnd New ['"'oneerip';
The campi1:; mail r.-.v:, ?.Tr. Tn.ab;
stressed th-t he would prefer th; I
students u.s- Ihe mail h.->x located io
his office i:i the -..ud'to-;ur.i rather
than the above mondonrcl.
Using I %B» put k *»» m " * mN0 f*ce
("C'nil'i'tK'ii   :r::m   I\i'>(<   1)
ed  reforms and  improvements.
T.'.ose carving viewpoints towar
colk';.-f- lite.! mu. : 1 o r.■!■;"■ '■':, d ,. ■
most nil rampue-es, large and small,
throughout, the country, thc NYU
professor  asserted.
"Good communication, effective participation, and democratic operation
.'■re indispensable elements in an educational establishment that makes any
pretence of serving a democrctic
society; and from the standpoint of
student and faculty morale alone, the
democratic oper.ilion pays huge dividends,"   he   declared.
Tho   Higher   Educati 'n   Conference
is  sponsored   by   the   NYU  School  of
Education.     College     heads,     faculty I
members, stir lent leaders, and trustees
from universities and colleges through
uut  the  country  attended.
(Pctiifa,fifie fojidt fywA,7yoe
When you've ploked
your pipe right—pick your
tobacco right. Pick Picobao
the pick of pipe tobaccoe.
Tobacco—the coolest, mildest tobacco ever grown
A NEW Service to Students
You can now drop classified advertising in any CAMPUS mail box. Enclose
10 cents for every time you wish the advertisement to appear in the Ubyssey.
North Basement, Brock Hall. 4t«W^rfMlMW
Page 4
« , *«*■*   |« o
Tuesday,   January 4.0,   1950
Basketballers Split, Plankmen Lose
'Bird Hoopers
Win Opener,
Lose to Central
Momentum was added ot the
rumor that the UBC Thunderbirds basketball team might be
a "dark horse" in the Evergreen loop this year, as the
•Birds whipped a Pacific Lutheran squad by a six point margin Friday night.
It was a fire-balling Thunderbird
outfit that .took the lead from the
Lutes early in the game and never
looked back.
The whole first string forwilrd
line played good ball through the
whole game. Bell 'and Munro looked
very good on rebounds and Munro
was beginning to look like the star
he was in his first year when he
rolled those close left handers into
, the bucket. '
Forsyth agairt was ln a good form
In the centre slot as he held the
highly touted Harry McLaughlin to
only 11 points, while he himself
picked up 13 for the Bird quintet
One of ihe high points of the game
came at the close of the first half
when second stringer Hudson, who
had just taken a nice lay-up shot,
popped a one hander to score with
two seconds to go.
Outstanding performances for the
evening were handed in by guards
Mitchell and Willis K. Louie who
played excellent games at play making
and shooting alike.
On Saturday night, the story was
a Uttle different. That night the
Birds went down to a 50-38 defeat ut
the hands of the Central Washington
Big thorn In the side of the Pom-
fretmen that night was the zone
defense of the visitors which the
Birds just couldn't seem to break
or get around.
In fact the defensive tactics of the
Wildcats held the Birds to only 11
field goals, five of which were taken
by Louie in the second half of the
Forsyth was held to a single basket, getting the other seven markers
from free shots.
The race for fourth place is going
to be tough by this weekend's results.
Western was beaten by Central by
the same number of points that UBC
was. Whitworth nipped St. Martin's
as did Pacific Lutheran. CPS upset
Eastern, rated as loop winners this
year, by one point on Friday night.
At present UBC is in three way tie
with Eastern and Lutheran for second,
while Central, Whitworth, and CPS
hold down the league leadership.
Ski Team Nosed Out by Huskies
After "Old Jinx" Hits UBC Again
Special to The Ubyssey
ROSSLAND, B. C, Jan. 8th — Only incredibly bad luck
kept a fighting Thunderbird Ski team from upsetting the highly
favored U of Washington Huskies at the Red Mt. Intercollegiate
Ski Meet at Rossland, B. C.
The Huskies won the meet  third *   ~"
year  in succession, while the UE'C
Photo by Bruce Jaffary
PUSHING UP one of those tall ones which helped UBC Thunderbirds beat Pacific Lutheran
Gladiators in their conference opener Friday nl^ht is big Bill Bell. Awaiting the eventful outcome are team mates Nev Munrb, under the basket, and John Forsyth standing behind Bell,
while the whole five Lutheran players look on  helplessly.
Whittle Has Things
To Say About 'Birds
Thunderbird basketball coach
Jack Pomfret may be noncommittal about his team, but
assistant coach Doug Whittle
has expressed some of his ideas.
"The experts rate us as a second
division club," said Whititle, and
that's just where we like to be rated."
"Psychologically, the advantage is
with us when we go into play as thc
"Look at the so-called upset on Friday night, when 'Birds beat the Gladiators. The "experts" called it an
upset, but we knew different. We
knew we could beat them."
Whittle, who has handled much
of the physical training of the Thunderbirds this year, was confident that
the club will be able to hold its own
in conference play.
The next four road games will be
the real test, he said, since the boys
will  be  fighting against  one  of  the' will be hard to beat but the Thunder-
Associate Editor-HAROLD BERSON
Icemen Take To Air For
Six Game Prairie Series
With the newly-donated Hamber Trophy giving added incentive to UBC's Thunderbird ice hockey team, they left for
their prairie tour by Trans-Canada Airlines at 8:10 this morning, confident of, sweeping clean their six game series.
First   two   games   of   the   Hamber^
Challenge   series   will   be   played   in    11^^_   \i—.mmw-—*   kJ»l«A«
Haas Young Maxes
Headlines Again
Ex-UBC hockey star, Haas Young,
s still making the headlines.
Playing with the Edmonton Mercuries, Canada's representative in the
World Cup Hockey Series, Young
wored one of the goals which helped
to beat the Falkirk Lions 4-1 Saturday night in the first game of the
Mercuries starting tour.
More to Come
Edmonton where the Birds go first
The first contest is slated for tonight
with the second game "being played
Wednesday night'.
Little is known as yet of the strength
of the Oil country crew. They have
however much high class material to
draw from and are assured a first
rate team.
Holdovers Jim Fleming and Bill
Cox are expected to be the mainstays
of the squad. Fleming is an ex-pro
and one time line-mate of ex-Bird
Haas Young who is currently in
Scptland with the Mercuries.
Jim played with Kansas City Pla-
mors ,now Mohawks) and was a
Chicago   chattel.
Bill Dockerty is the big new addition to the squad. He was a pro with
L.A. of the coast league last season*
The locals feel that Alberta will
provide the strongest opposition with
Colorado Springs a close second. Both
top teams in the league, Eastern Washington, and the trip down is over
400 miles.
"That's liable to take a lot out of
the boys, and we may be lucky to get
a split out of the weekend scries,"
Whittle figured.
Whittle showed regret over the zone
defense which Central offered against
the Thunderbirds.
"And  of  course,   having  Bell   hurt
didn't   help   any   either."   Although '
he didn't show it on  the floor, Reid
Mitchell   was   hurt  during  the  game
also, but he kept on playing.
"With the kind of tight that the
boys have offered so far, I think the
experts will be wrong,"  Whittle said.
are   determined   to   turn   the
The Colorado Springs outfit are currently riding the crest of a ten-game
win streak which, in the eyes of the
r.irds will come up for revision on
Friday and Saturday of this week '
when they take the ice against the
locals. i
team had to be content with a close
second ahead of Washington State,
University of Idaho and Montana
The Huskies also won the B team
competition with the Thunderbird B
team taking runner up spot. Lewis
and Clarke College and the U of
Ganzaga brought up the rear.
After losing four-way star John
Frazee day before the meet, who hurt
his ankle in a spill on the downhill
course, nobody gave UBC much chance
to come even third in the very strong
However, the Thunderbird regulars
with freshman Harold Enquist pinch-
hitting for Frazee pulled themselves
together and gave the Huskies the
fight of their lives.
After a fairly weak start In the
cross country event which left UBC
in fourth place, Freshen, ex-Rossland
skier, Oeorge Merry and veteran
Gordle Cowan came roaring back in
the downhill event, and, by placing
B.C. team the lead in the combined
first and third respectively, gave the
Still the old jinx which hounded
the Thunderbird team for three years
stayed with them.
Lome Calder who was to shoulder
the four-way duties after Frazee's
accident piled up in the downhill
race and had to be carried off with
a fractured arm. This left the locals
with only three men for the slalom
and the Jump, instead of the four
entries allowed to each team.
And still the Thunderbirds came
beck fighting. George Merry repeated
his downhill victory in the slalom
race with two perfect runs and Gordie
Cowan followed through by placing
fourth. Enquist turned in two steady
runs and secured the UBC victory in
the slalom. At this point of the meet
UBC was leading the Huskies by six
full points and hopes ran high that
Winner of the coming home { this lead might be held against Wash-
and home series between the
University of Alberta and UBC
New Hamber Trophy
Awarded Winner of
will be
awarded  the  newly
Hamber    Challenge
Pro-Rec Boys in
Half-time Show
Basketball fans were treated to a rare
showing of physical skills Saturday
evening during half-time of the Thun-
derbird-Wildcat contest.
Pro-Rec boys, eight in all, thrilled
the capacity crowd with their feats
of strength and balance, and their
mastery  on  the tumbling mats.
Similar halftime entertainment will
probably be a feature of basketball
Honourable Eric W. Hamber, Chancellor of UBC and Chairman of the
loard of Governors has donated this
.rophy for this first annual hockey
This is the first year that the
trophy will be awarded for hockey
competition between the two univer-
Annual competition will consist
of' a four home and home series
where UBC will play two games In
Alberta and Alberta will play two
games here.
If each team wins two games each,
the trophy will be awarded to the
team with greatest amount of goals.
UBC icemen left this morning to
step into intercollegiate competition.
They will stop off in Edmonton on
January 10 and 11 to play the university of Alberta's hockey squad.
These two games will be UBC's first
step toward Obtaining the Hamber
Challenge Trophy.
ington's imported Norwegian jumpers.
Lady luck would not side with the
'Birds. With only three men jumping
every jump had to be perfect. Big
Dave Gunn came through in great
style by placing fifth in world championship caliber company and even
"Junior" Enquist held his own.
But veteran jumper Don Fearnside
got slightly off balance on his second
try, touched the landing hill with
his hands and had to take the penalty
for a fall..This Incident meant the loss
of 10 points to the team which gave
the Huskies the necessary edge for
retaining the Trophy.
Harold Enquist surprised the crowd
by coming second in the Individual
four-way event which was won by
Alan Fisher of Washington State College. Fisher, a Rossland boy on scholarship at WSC, won the Jeldness
Trophy for his excellent all round
performances. The Jeldness Trophy
was held last year by UBC's Gar
1. Washington 303.0 points.
2. UBC 386.3 points.
3. Washington State 358.4 points.
4. Idaho 354.2 points.
5. Montana 348.0 points.
Chiefs Leave
Wednesday for
Prince Rupert
UBC's Senor A Chiefs will
have a busy time Wednesday
Playing against thi Dominion
Champion Cloverleaf quintet
in the opening 6:30 p.m. gam*
of the Wednesday night double>
header at UBC gymnasium.
Chiefs will head for the w«ter-
front immediately after tht
game where they will try te
catch the boat for Prince Rupert.     ' .v-^.
Chiefs depart on the Ii00 p.m. boat
to play a two game exhibition series
with the northern B. C. team.
Prince Rupert ended up la th*
finals of the Provincial Senior B
playoffs,- and looks to havt th* Mm*
caliber of club again this season.
Coach Ole Bakken will hav* to
neglect some of his duties u Graduate Manager of Athletics when h*
oegs along on the trip with his boy*.
Other half of the Wednesday night
Senior A double header will b* between YMCA and Arctic Club.
Students in possession of privilege
passes will be admitted free.
Basketball Opens
Women's Murals
Basketball starts off the
Women's Intramural achedule
for the new yeas.1^^
AU girls Interested are urged to turn
out for their respective clubs and
faculties on Wednesday, January IL
Next on the schedule will be bed*
minton followed by an Indoor Trade
meet while a Table Tennis tourney
will start in March.
Game dates will be posted on the
Gym notice board and will be printed In the Ubyssey.
Experienced oarsmen for a third
crew to row against University of
The boys from Pikes Peak are be- Washington and Oregon State Col-
ing groomed for the U.S. intcr-collegi- leges are wanted together with appli-
ale championships and feel that a eanis for coxswain under 130 lbs. A
win ag-inst the Birds would go good, meeling will be held in Arts 104 at
The irpishien to be encountered at LI:,'10 Tuesday. Scullers will be coach-
Denver will also be rugged. On the el this term by former Canadian
whole it appears to be a rough trip.      Henley  Champion  Ted   O'Donncll.
Save Wisely TODAY ..
Consult any of the following Sun Life Representatives who have had wide experience in budgeting
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