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The Ubyssey
NO. 54
la there an extra bed In the
If there la, contact Don McCal*
lum, billeting head for the High
School Conference at KE 1427R,
or leave your name at the AMS
Over SO studenta from every
part of B.C. and another 100 from
tha Greater Vancouver area, will
converge oh the campus for ths
Conference on Friday and Saturday of next week.
Com. Men To
Hear Porter
Mf*rsh ll Porter, \Q.C, well*
known barrister will address
the Commerce Undergraduate
Sdciety at its annual banquet
in the Hotel Vancouver Ballroom Thursday, March 6, ai
6:15 p.m.
ir. Porter, native'of Calgary, is
one ot the leading executives ln
Western Canada. As the former
Vice-President of Home Oil he played an Important part In the development of Alberta's oil  Industry.
He Is presently President of
Merland OU Co., director to Burns
Home  Oil Co.  Ltd.
Apart from his business accomplishments, he has developed a reputation as a talented speaker. Mr.
Porter has refused to give any
further description of his topic for
his address other than "Security.'
Birney, Binning,
Does Canada Art
Need Subsidy?
Dorothy Somerset and John de
Wolfe will discuss "Do thi Arts In
Canada need a Geographical Subsidy today at 12:00 In the auditorium.
If. If. if.
P.R'VCRAM for Monday Mar *,i •">
is the' Pytnpl ony lirD Mlno- by
Fiartk and Concerto for violin
nnd ore ««tra . y Bartok. These
• ill he i ♦ • . led at i i in the
M»n'H  <';■*.!•  r*«*m,  Brqrk  II ill
9p 9p 9p
ship of the British Syrian Mission,
speaking on nu'.Ive educati* ii in
Lebanon. T'.e meeting tnkes j-luco
this noon 'n Kng. 202.
* *        *
JAZZ SOC presents CKWX personality Jack Kyle, next Tu-sday
ln the Brook Stag-; Room at 12.30.
Members pl'WHej turn out. to nominate the clu'i's -jx*;-*'Mv; for next
¥       *       *
TREE FARMS will be the topic
of an address by Mr. W. D. Hagen-
steln, BSF, MF, who is speaking
under the auspices of the Tl.R. McMillan lecture series. He will
speak Tuesday 12:30 In Room 100,
Biology Building.
* V V
Beauty on the stop, which is
featured each Friday in the Ubyssey, will appear in Tuesday's
issue next week,
rp 9p rf.
VON elections take place next
Wednesday in (engineering 200 at
12:30. All members are asked to
turn out and elect their executive
for next \ear. Nominations should
be given to Peter Girling right
DELEGATES PONDER deeply remarks of one of the speakers at last October's model
general assembly. Repeat performance is scheduled fbr Monday evening at 8:30 in the
Brock Lounge, and is under the sponsorship of the campus UN club.
Seventh Mock UN Meet
In Brock Hall Monday
Radio Fight
Breaks Out
CBC Outalks Privates
At Massey Meeting
Five of the top brains in Canadian communications m«dia-
faced a packed house in the Auditorium Thursday to consider
the contributions Of radio, film, and television to Canadian
culture in the third sympqsium of the Massey Report aeries.
Before   the   meeting   was   prop-*;
erly underway, it had turned Into
a dramatization of the struggle between the CBC and private radio
stations in  Canada.
Repeating the old charges against the* monopolistic tendanclea ot
the CBC, Dorwin Baird from CJOR
showed how the private stations
chafed under government restrictions that prevent them from forming networks of their own.
But Mr. Baird was outnumbered
by his platform-mates who includ-
CBC payroll. Only Stanley Pot of
the Vancouver Film Society kept
clear of .the argument.
Prof. S. E, Read, chairman, gave
Mr. Allen tint chance to #iittt,
He summed up the contribution it»e
UBC was making to Oanadlln national development.
He emphasized tha mulltude of
cultural section in Canada sad
showed how the government networks were helping Canadians to
appreciate the way in #M4h
their   fellow-cltlaens   lived   from
The UBC United Nations Club
is out to beat the UN at Its own
game by holding Its seventh model
assembly Monday night In Brock
Hall. •
The real  UN organizations has
aeld only  six  assemblies.
Mrs. W. Stevens secretary of.
the downtown UN Association will
preside at the affair in Brock Hall.
March 3 at 8 p.m.
"The International Police Force"
will be the resolution discussed
by students representing the various countries,
lernattonal Student's Club will be
host to students who wish to dance
from 10:30 to 1 a.m.
Students from the Inter-high
school UN Club wil discuss a resolution on Egypt ih Brock Hall at
4 p.m. Tliis will be a model Secur-
fty Council session. i model   assembly   are:   Bob   Loos-
400 ATTENDANCE more,  Argentina;   Ted   Lee,  Can-
At tho last assembly ln October I ada; Ron Con, China; Vaughan
there were approximately 400j Lyon, Indonesia; John Singh, Lux-
people ln attendance. embourg;   Mamie  Wilson, Nether-
Among those taking part ln tbe Hands and Kitty Prlnz.
The UN Club and the Spantish Club are sponsoring a
"Fiesta Naval" dance to be held in the Armouries Saturday
night, '
The dance will be in honor of 55 Chilean naval cadets
nffifilfirH&a^^ Pinto?' whkfelocfced in
Vancouver today.
The "Presidente Pinto" is on a tour of North American
Tickets for the dance wijl be available at $1.50 per
Giant Open House Day
Begins Eventful Week
The University's Open House Thursday, March 6th the stu-
Day on March 8th will be ushered i dent library and scientific execu-
in with a week of special events tlve will present a concert of stu-
on the five hundred acre campus, i dent artists In the Auditorium at
Commenting March third the
students and faculty will put on a
series of noon-hour and evening
events to which the public Is invited. *
On Monday at 12:30, In the Auditorium an interpretive dance group
trained hy Miss M. Miller of the
School of Physical Education will
perforin modern dance routines Interpreting ideas of twentieth century living in the dance. As a
novel change poet Earle Birney
will read :i number of poems, some
by liiniHsll, some by other UBC
people, and poets of other countries. The dance group will interpret these poems as they are read.
At 8 p.m. the same day Brock
Hall will be the scene of a solemn model United Nations assembly. Mrs. A. M. Stevens, Secretary
of Vancouver's United Nations Society will preside over the assembly and UBC student Ken Ferris
will be Secretary-General, The
major resolution of the night is
"That the United Nations have a
permanent police force."
Tuesday is film society day. Special films will be shown at 12:30
in the Auditorium and at 3:45,
(1:00 and fil'S there will be showings   of   the   Red   Shoes.
On Wednesday at 12:30 in Arts
HO Parliamentary Forum debaters
will wrestle with the resolution
that "Our University is Not Educational." Leslie Armour, editor of
the Ubyssey will take the affirmative.
At 7:00 intra-mural wrestling
will be carried on with tiie usual
excitement and histrionics. Kings
ar™ to Ik-* set up in the  War  Mem
orial Gymnasium. At s:"*u the wri
Ming  will  carry off  Iheir dead  and1 the    citizens    of    tlu
boxers   will   appear   in   a   series   of; visit    the    university
12:30,. Music, dancing and singing
will highlight the program.   '
At 8 p.m. the Auditorium, once
more will be the scene of a colorful concert program as Slavonics
students and friends perform songs
and dailies of the Russian, Ukranlan, Polish and Czechoslovakia!!
peoples. Costumes and stage effects will be authentic.
On Friday at 12:30 Professor
Earle Birney will read selections
of poetry in the University Auditorium and at 8 p.m. the Auditorium will be the scene again of the
Renaissance 'Ensemble featuring
the works of the world's foremost
composers played by members of
the University Symphony Orchestra.
On Friday and Saturday the Annual High School Conference will
be held on the campus with 200
student delegates from h i g h
schools all over B.*C,
Through the entire week there
will be a showing of faculty and
student art and photography work*
in the Mildred Brock Room. Tho
famous Massey Collection will be
shown in the University Art Gallery.
Dr. Mackenzie To
Talk On Education
On Monday, March Mrd at 7:4."*
•p.tn. "Or. N. A. M. MacKenzie. president of the University ot British Columbia will deliver an Kdii-
ciition Week address over Station   CBU.
He will talk athout education
and its future in British Columbia
and wil! extend an Invitation to
province to
on   ils   Open
ed CBC's Robert Allen and Clyde Newfoundland   to   Vancouver   !••
Gilmour and Eric Nicol, also on'land.
CBC Aids National Unity
He mentioned the National News tuals cannot produce a treat cul«
Broadcast as being an Important
factor in giving Canadians a feeling of unity.
Representing private radio stations, Mr. Baird of CJOR, stressed
the importance of advertising over
the air in Improving the Canadian
standard ot living.
"A nation of bankrupt lntellec-
Jabez vs Hopalong
ture" he said. "You have to bave
money, too."
Mr. dalrd spoke strongly afainit
what he called the denial of freedom of the press in the field of
radio by the CBC monopoly of
Erie "Jabea" Nicol called the
private radla stations "a bdslfteM
which Incidentally provide! a pub*
lie service."
Mr. Nicol expressed satisfaction
with the present Canadian radio
setup and said he hoped the ay>-
tem.would 4* continued 4n -©ana* sufficient a» a tneafis et film •*•
dlan TV. "We can do without Hopa
long. CaBSldy and other such American classics." he said.
UBC student Stan Fox, president
of the Vancouver Film Society,
pointed out how important films
are as a social force.
Hie suggested that the Cana-
1 dian film industry should  not be
a  copy of Hollywood simply be*
cause lt isn't Canadian.
The National Film Board it net
presston. Canada is just full of la*
terestlng stories to tell oa film,
and its up to Canadians to tell them
•he said.
Movies and music er-ttie -Clyde
Gilmour bemoaned the fact that
culture is a "sneer word" beoaQie
of our "refrigerator—ad way Of
Open House
Needs Guides
Tliere is going to be a bad trafli
tie-up on Open House Day unless
the Committee can get more guides to help direct the crowds. So
far only 1£0 students have volun-
leered to help out.
"I feel we have not explained
the job well enough," says Mike
Ryan, Guiles and Tours chairman.
"It is very simple and It should
be fun to meet all the visitors.
All guides have to do is serve
for three hours in a small area.
They do not have to know the whole
Interested, students should sign
a Guide Application Form, available in the AMS Office and tho
Engineering Building near ths
main door. They will be given further instructions by mail.
Gilmour Gripes At Gloss
He claimed this Impression was
being given other countries through commercial media.
Mr. Gilmour decried what he
called "strident hucsterism" which
he intimated was a stumbling clock
in the cultural* advancement of
this country.
In the question period which followed, Mr. Baird claimed that the
private stations were giving the
Canadian people what they wanted
to   hear.
*Mr. Allen maintained that even
it 90 per cent of the people wanted
to hear Bab Hope, 10 per cent were
nauseated by Bob Hope. Those
ten per cent deserved something
better. It is worthwhile supplying
time and money to provide this
"something better" he said.
Today the last series of the Massey series in the auditorium "Do
Canadian Arts need a geographical
subsidy" will be discussed by Dorothy Sonerset, Prof. B.C. Binning.
John de Wolfe and Earle Btrndjr.
Forum Elects
New Officers
A woman will guide the affairs
of the Parliamentary Forum, ihe
campus debating club, next year.
Mrs. Jean McNeely, second*ydar
Arts student, was elected preli*
dent at a Parliamentary Fwnim
meeting Thursday. This yehr Mrs.
McNeely has been president df
the campus CCF Club.
Peter Henslowe waa chosen aa
vice-president; treasurer, Charioa
Loewen; scretary, Beverley Oift-
rell. Maurice Copithorne, Jeff Turner. Joe Nold and Pat Thomas
were selected.
Massey Art at UBC Next Week
final   hunt.
House   May.   March   Nth.
UBC students will have the
opportunity and privilege of
feeing tiie Massey Collection of
English Paintings starting
next   week.
The University of British
Columbia and the University
Art. Gallery have been honored
by being allowed to display the
collection which will be here
until March 22nd.
The Massey collection of *.«
paiiitluns was largely gathared
together between 1!K15 und
10*12. dii'ing the years the Honorable Vincent Massey was
High Commissioner for Canada in Great Brltaln.*The paint-
tings were presented to tho
National Gallery of Canada ln
I04i!, and a number of paint
lni.VM li ive been added since,
The collection ls representative of British painting during the first half of this century and especially of tiie last.
30 years.
It was presented to the National Gallery on the understanding that It would be displayed as often and as widely
as possible. In Canada this
program is handicapped by
the scarcity of galleries large
enough to house lt, and safe
enough to protect such a valuable collection. The collection
is worth over $50,000.
The paintings are coming to
UBC through good fortune and
thanks to Prof. Hunter Lewis.
In April 1050, when the pictures had just left for a tour
of Australia, Prof. Lewis began     arrangements     for     the
display that Is now going to
take place.
Actually, the paintings are
now supposed to be in Winnipeg where they have a fireproof gallery and a constant
The collection was first
shown lr. the Tate Gallery, l-on-
don, where It was given high
praise. It makes Canada the
only country ln the British
Commonwealth (excepting Ot.
Britain Itself) in which contemporary English paintings can
be  studied.
Owned by the whole of Canada, the collection will acquaint Canadians with the
most important English painters of the day and it may contain .'.ie seeds of the future of
Canadian painting. r
Page Two
Friday, February 29, 1952
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University year by the Student Publications Board of the Alma Mater
Society, University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions expressed
herein are those of the editorial staff ot tho Ubyssoy, and not necessarly
those of the Alma Mater Society or of the University.
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News'Editor, V. Fred Edwards; City Editor, Mlka Ryan; CUP Editor,
Sheila Kearns; Women's Editor, Florence McNeil; Copy Editors, Jean
Smith; Director of Photography Bruce Jaffray; Sonior Editors: Myra
Oreen, Elsie Gonbat, Joe Schleslnger; Editorial Writers: Chuck Coon
and Dot Auerbach.
Letters to the Editor should be restricted to 160 words. The Ubyssey
.reserves the right to out letters and cannot guarantee to publish all
letters rscslved.
Boost B.C
TJUS university was originally endowed by the province
of British Columbia. Among other things, UBC was to
provide BC with a home-grown cadre of technically experienced people.
However, not long ago, some forty years after the founding of this university, an official of the BC Federation of
Professional Engineers found it necessary to issue a statement
complaining that BC engineers were being ignored by firms
participating in the recent large-scale industrial developments
in B.C.
Many UBC graduates leave the province after graduation
for better paid jobs in the East and' below the border. Their
education, subsidized by the people of this province, is being
put to use somewhere else. Nothing will improve in this
situation until this province also provides these people with
The provincial government is at the present time inviting
capital into BC to make use of our supplies of raw materials
and labor. It should also stipulate that resident technicians
be given priority in employment.
hi th« Right Direction
' Ih a worl<J such as ours today, with its growing dependence on specialization and its greater demands for markets
and. raw materials man cannot be an isolationist and still
hope to advance or even to survive.
.Too little do we realize the full impact of this fact, but
whether we realize its full significance or not the situation
remains unchanged. We know far too little about the problems involved in taking concrete action on a world scale;
problems which result from the many different types of
outlook due to differences in culture, history md economic
development of the sovereign states which make up the
United Nations.
We also know far too little of the background and attitudes of these other countries who are our neighbours —
and if we don't know their attitudes and background how
are we to be able to cooperate with them for a successful
coopjeration depends very greatly on understanding.
Monday evening the United Nations Club is presenting
its Seventh Model General Assembly. Though what will
happen there will not solve the problems of the world it is
at least a step in the right direction. We feel that everyone
that can should attend as it will give an insight into the
difficulties of resolving international action.
Harmony and understanding among the peoples of the
world cannot be attained by forcing directly or indirectly
our way of thought and procedure on them. There > is no
other existing organization outside of the UN that can bring
understanding between all the peoples of the world. It may
be imperfect but it cannot progress without our support—
and our support if it is without understanding, is of little
value. ;
KEN FARIS, chairman UN Model Assembly Committee.
Engineer Or Artsman
DR. PAULING in his first lecture lamented the lack of
scientific knowledge among many well-educated people.
This lack seems to be only one aspect of a larger modern
problem: too many well-educated people knowing so much
about a little thing and so little about big things. The problem
has resulted from the specialization required to maintain our
complex society and from the unnatural division of knowledge
into autonomous units.
After Senior Matric all students going into Applied and
pure science, commerce and law should be required to spend
two years on the following courses: 18 units in religion, philosophy and psychology—giving a passing acquaintance with the
deepest phases of human thought and activity; six units in
English literature-not grammar and composition, six
units in English literature-not grammar and composition; six
units in foreign literature, not imbibing grammar and vocabulary, but trying tb grasp the spirit and ideas of another people;
six units in history and the social sciences; three units in
some science they won't learn e.g. Biology for Engineers. Then
specialization can come.
On the other hand Arts' students would have to add to
their regular course some 20 to 30 units covering the main
branches of science.
To eliminate the possibility that such a course would
create a snobbish intellectual university clique separate from
the people, it would be a good idea to require that each
student do 12 months of work during his university career,
half of it being manual labor.
If such a course were begun the 1975 Engineers' Ubyssey
might have an article "Whither Goes Man" without picturing
directly below a galloping female, a pursuing red-sweater
and a bottle of whisky. W. P1NSON.
cy/iusf cMm
Ts HOSE people trying to get into the Ubyssey office on
Tuesday were stopped by the sight of a half dozen of the
breed known, as the fair sex1 who were practicing the Charleston
in the Brock basement.
A record player blared out the*t>
two-boat of "Muskrat Ramble" and
the girls strained to get into the
kpdrlt of the Ibathtub gin and raccoon coat era.
Nqw aside trom th* fact that
the dancers more resembled girls
who were tryirig to scraipe some
gum off their saddle shoes than
genuine flappers of the 20's, it
makes a person reflect a Uttle
aibout our institute of higher learning. What is happening to a university when girls practice the
Charleston so close to such a reversed, serious-minded Institution
as the Ubyssey office? Something
Is definitely rotten somewhere (the
odour ls coming from the literary
page, ibut we don't want to offend
There Is more evidence of this
dissipation of our intellectual facilities. On Wednesday two ponies,
ridden by a couple of gun-totln'
grade three cowhands, could be
Observed fertilising the sidewalk
along the mall. Every noon hour
Radsoc tests Its new Spike Jones
records on our uncultured ears,
girls give each other poodle cuts in
the library basement. Aggie stu-'
dents use the Engineering building for a manure pile. Ubyssey
readers chase Chuck Coon up a
creek . . .
STUDYING Las oecome of secondary importance to UBC
students. If the trend continues the
Uibyssey will carry stories like this
in 1958:
Betty Bedpan, a UBC nurse, has
won a $300 scholarship for proficiency in drinking cat coffee. Miss
Bedpan topped her class by breaking the record of 43 cups of coffee downed in one day. (Another
girl drank 64 cups but she was
disqualified as she was studying
for an exam at the time.) Betty
is majoring in Extn Currlcular activities and "till fh.ds time to take
one course, Bedmaking 303.
*p     m     m
Elmer Dropkick, UBC's finest
all-round athlete, received another
honour today when he was named captain of the doughnut-dunk-
ing team. Elmer already has won
letters in football, basketball, hockey, track, rowing, swimming, golf,
boxing, ping-pong, chess necking,
barberlng, croquet fingerwavlng
and loafing.
In addition to his long list of
achievements we learned today
that Elmer has been unselfishly
donating lim time by going to one
lecture, a Fingernail Clipping class.
Elmer's coach said, "Elmer's just
that kind of a guy. He was so
modest he didn't want anyone to
know he was attending that lecture. It's rumoured that next year
(Elmer has only 13 years of eligibility left) he may take a Math
course. He feels It's his duty to
the school to help out ln extra
things, like taking Math courses.
ip ip ip
Sam Gunk, AMS president, LSE
prexy, head of Radsoc, Mussoc,
Dirtysoc, USC, MAD ,WUS (Sam
is versatile) and BUS, has been
unanimously acclaimed the new
president of SPSO. Sam graciously
resigned his positions as head of
the Liberal, Conservative, CCF,
Social Credit and Communist clubs
on the campus to take over ills
new position. He said he didn't
want to be Influenced hy political
One of Gunk's first jobs as president of SPSO is *to find oiit what
MPSO means. Titles that have been
suggested are Society for the Prevention of Students from Overworking. Susquehanna Police Sentimental Octet, and the Social
Punks and Sops  Organization.
As you probably know, last week
Sain was named editor of the
Totem, Thunderbird and Ubyssey.
In his spare time he In playin,'
tin* lead in the Drama Society's
new operetta. "Silver Treads
Anion.!* the Peroxide" or "Who
Pilled My Gasttink with Peanut
Sam deplored the lack of student spirit on the campus when lie
said,   "Too   many   students
classes and that's all. Why I know
several students who are enrolled
ln three different classes.
("Students should realise they
come tov UBC to join clubs and
they should show a^ little more in*
terest and school spirit Instead
of wasting their time and money in
lectures. Remember UBC's motto,
"Tuum fist*" which translated
means, "When your social life
starts interfering with your school
work its time to drop your school
Continue  with your  Charleston,
W^Mif Clarified
Last night one of my more]
militaristic neighbours shoved
an  advertising  blotter  under
the door.
On it was a lush technicolor shot of the UBC library
triumphant in the flush oi
spring (all the shrubbery was
in bloom). Above were the
words. "Prepare to Defend the
Right You Cherish;" below it,
the punch-line: Join the UBC
contingent COTC."
Now lt that picture had contained a long-legged co-ed in an
eye-tugging sweater reclining on
the Vlgaroed lawn, I would have
grabbed my uncle Ben's squirrel
gun from the corner and spent the
night camped on the threshold of
the COTC Orderly room.
Have not our good neighbours to
the south taught us that selling requires sex? t t i
Another sign of a less-desirable
aspect of American influence ap
peared In the wording of the blotter's message. Those words, smack
of imminent doom and hysteria.
"Prepare to defend the rights
you cherish" says the Canadian
government. All ls lost. War Is Inevitable. Might as well Join the
army now before It's too late.
Unforunately this attitude of Inevitability ls making rapid gains
In this country, rotting our very
way of life.
Reminds me of a story about an
American hot-dog stand operator
who did a booming business on a
main highway in the 1920's. Thanks
to extensive advertising with highway signs and a good quality product, he was well-known and well-
One day his son read in the paper
that USA was heading at express-
train speed for a depression. With
heavy heart, father and son took
down all their highway signs and
cancelled their other forms of ad-,
Shortly after, the father remarked to the son, "They sure were
right aibout that depression. Business has fallen way off down in the
past few weeks.''
The best way to make anything,
ever a war, inevitable, is to believe that It is inevitable.
Maybe Canadians are being altogether too Indifferent about the
dangers of a possible World War
III. But if such a war should come
to pass, the destruction would be
so awful that it would matter little
whether we  won or lost.
Perhaps the result of such a
cataclysmic struggle would produce world peace, but world stagnation would be more likely.
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Page Thrta
Pomelo Steele-Literory Editor
One ot the more prominent
lights In the tiny field of arts
criticism in Canada has come
out with a somewhat disturbing opinion about the recent
re-Issue of Walt Disney's musical fantasy Fantasia. This
gentleman feels that the Philadelphia Symphony .along with
Mr. Stokowskl played some
fine music tor the sound track,
but that Disney's fanciful creations in the form of donkeys,
centaurs, dragons and ballet-
dancing hippopotamuses nre
too "cute" too downright sweet
and lovable and corny to be
satisfying to the discerning
Cinemaddict who looks for a
high level of appeal at the
movies. Perhaps nothing hut
a doting old sentimentalist, but
I cannot help but feel that
this man Is wrong to throw
rocks at such delightful shadows.
Contemporary man is living
in a high-pressure civilisation.
Past living has become more
and more the rule, and the
pressure has become almost
unbearable In the past ten
years. With the threat of possible extinction at the hands of
the atom spread as icing on the
top ot the cake, it Is little
wonder that man has become
bitter, cynical and pessimistic.
He is reaping the harvest of
his own sowing, but the trouble
is that the cockle has somehow choked out all the wheat.
The reaction of the artist
to the plight of world society
has been to produce, particularly since the First World
War, a literature of violence.
Violence. Violence Is now used
as meaning "realism". Realism
1» a term that somehow has
come to mean anything that
has to do with the plunge of
man Into any or all of the
Seven Deadly Sins. Man Is. ln
short, pone to the dogs, and
there ls no use ln depleting his
animal activities as Inclining
to anything else. Our literary
spokesmen have pointed ont
that lova. honctr, kindness and
humility are gone with Uie
wind, nnd that a man can only
despair of anything better or
lose himself in a haze of Meal-
Ism. Nobody can be happy any
more, and* anybody who claims
he Is happy ls either a ?ool
or a liar.
The movie critic's swipe at
Disney's little creatures seams
again to strike this vague note
of cynicism. The charming
centaurs making coy love with
a tipsy Bacchus among the
Olympic fields, or a baby dinosaur stealing a mouthful of
his mama's lunch beside a prehistoric lake are too saccharine for our sophisticated modern tastes, All the flgamonts
of Disney's imagination Met
along too well together—things
turn out just right too re?a-
larly. Wo have come to tho
stage where the glow of satisfaction and contentment that
surrounds the inhabitants of
the Fantasia world Irks i m.
Why, there is never any hate
or evil, or violence In their
lives; In short, no realism .
Everybody ls too blamed happy
for our liking!
Walt Dlshey draws the Ire
of the erttio because he attempts to portray what real
happiness looks like. The happiness rf llis fanciful creatures Is a materialistic thing,
certainly, but then it donsn't
pretend to be anything flap.
For some people, a picture 'Ike
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tlve, since for two hours It
allows them to glimpse a world
of goodwill and cuteness that
all of us- would throw away
everything else to find. These
people will walk out of the
theatre and say, "my, how refreshing it is to watch someone or something that Is deep*
ly and utterly happy, Joyful
at tbe tact that they are
simply alive!" And likely tor
as long as several hours such
people will forget how busy
they were being unhappy before and feel cheered until the
pall of their normal high-pressure liviug    again descends.
It is interesting to speculate what the reaction ot some
of the more fussy of the literary giants would be to Fantasia. Would Dryden object
that fancy had outrun Judgement? Would Johnson exclaim,
"Sir, I have little patience with
the Illusions * of the savage!"
I would rather perfer to believe they would have been de*
lighted with such nimble creations. Perhaps they would have
seen in tbe Jlttle creatures an
attempt by man to formulate
a world he would like to enjoy
himself. Disney's animals, we
say, are too cute. But Ve \re
really fooling ourselves, because wg realise ln some vague
sort of way that it is thoir '
very cuteness that we admire,
that their idyllic happiness and
altruism are things that man
could conceivably possess for
himself if he was smart
enough to7 grow wheat instead
of cockle. We find It easier to
ignore the example of these
fanciful beings (let George do
it!) and Individually continue
to behave ln a manner that
makes everybody cynical about
everybody else.
The sad plight of today's
man is that he Is trying so
hard to convince himself that
he is basically unhappy and
that he Is unable to do anything about it because of the
very nature of modern civilization. It we believe many of
the writers of tho past couple
of deoades, we are ah hypocrites, submerged In greed and
brutality, who have made the
exploitation of our fellow men
a way of life. We almost derive a warped kind of happiness from believing this—wo
sometimes, perhaps, enjoy contemplating our seeming dissipation. Man has been looking at
the ugly side of life for ftttch
a long time that he has come
to bellevo that side of life to
be most Important. Tt ls not
the most important, but it ls
usually the most conspicuous.
Underneath all the sensation-
lies a desire for truth and
goodness, but man has become
intrigued with making himnelf
out as a bit of a dirty thing,
and he Isn't so sure that he
wants to abandon his opinions.
As it result of this conflict
between the two sides of his
personality, man has convinced himself that he ls lost,, a
child wandering ln a hopelessly confused wood. This tendency is most evident among
the Intellectual strata emer-
gtning from the world's universities. Cynicism and disgust at
the state of the world outside
the Ivory tower ls fashionable,
so our intellectuals are writing about Absolutes and Essences and Truth because It seems
to he the only worthwhile thing
to do. And so one generation
of writers breeds another, and
that, another, and so on—all
writing about a kind of civilization that, in general, really
When sending oentrlbutlons to the
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Would DM., D.L.M. and P. -H.
Thomas please tall at the Ubyssey office.
doesn't exist at all.
People have so blinded themselves to real happiness that
when a fleeting shadow of lt
comes along ln the form ef a
group of charming. Disney
creatures, they can't recognise that such happiness ia
what they could also have if,
they only wanted to stop worrying about themselves. We
have cultivated a state of social hypocondrla and we won't
accept the cure—all of Mr. Disney because it ls more Interesting to be sick.
You'll have to cultivate, m'dear,
The studied affectation,
And hope you really do impress
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But my ire is sometimes heated
Wheal know, behind my back,
My pals' jokes are repeated
Where I cannot hear the crack
And I'm going to change my name tomorrow morning.
My friends are sure provoking
But I'll, deal them quite a blow
When they find that I'm revoking ■
(For I'm really not* so alow)
The name that keeps evoking
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Friday, February 29,1952
'We'll Show £m
Says Collie Coach
AU Collingwood Athletics desire Sunday is a dry field
at Callister Park.
"Then," said the Collies' pJayingr coach Dave Fryatt/'
we'll really show those university kids how to play soccer."
* * *
Mr. Fryatt, in case you don't happen to follow soccer
is one of the best center-halves in local fttba' circles. In fact,
top soccer writer Jim Watson of the Daily Province picks
Dave as his choice for center-half positio o when the Tottem-
ham Hotspurs meet a B.C. side here in Ma^.
"However Fryatt isn't too worried a',bout all-star games
just now.
He's much more interested in extracting a little revenge
from our Thunderbirds who not only stopped his cjub's win
streak at 13 games last Sunday but who have for tihe past
three years nipped the Collies in cup-ties and league playoffs.
* * *
"This year, though," says Dave, "things will be much
"We were beaten by the breaks last Sunday but as far
as we are concerned, and any thinking person (attention
Pete) should be concerned, we weren't really beaten. AU
we had was tough luck. We should have won by three clear
"Sunday at Callister we'll make up in the goal storing
department what we missed last week."
' Fryatt was injured last wee!*: ift the .Varsity-Collingwood
roughhouse but expects to be back at his ankle-tapping profession on Sunday.     ,
There'll be no changes in the University line-up when
the 'birds tee off at 2:15 against the Athletics.
* * *
Soccer experts are predicting Sunday's game to be
the decider in the race for the league crown. For it's a four*
pointer. If Collies win they are up two points and UBC
Is down two points. And vice versus.
At 12:30 a preliminary will be played between Seattle
Vikings and Princeton Hotel of the Vancouver and District
first division
Birds Clip Jayvee
In Overtime Game
. Yesterday, in the War Memorial Gym, the UBC Birds came
through with a tight overtime win over their younger brothers,
the Jayvees.
Led by George Seymour and Phil^
Barter, wjth 14 and 10 point res
pectively,   th     Jayvees   took   an
early lead oply to have the Birds
come  back to  grab  an  overtime
69-67  win.
Phil Baiter dropped ln three
consecutive hook shots, to lead the
Jayvees tn a 17-8 quarter time lead.
The Birds' seemed utterly clueless
as they threw away numerous scoring chances upon which the Jayvees  capitalized.
At half-time, the Jayvees had
stretched their lead to 31--23.
Coach Jack Pomfret must have administered the Birds with a stirring pep talk as they came out
fighting to grab a three-quarter
43-43 tie.
The fuurth-quArter gave forth
with some brilliant basketball,
combined with some wicked calls
on the part of the refs, and left
tho fans Hitting on the edges of
their seats as the teams battled
down to the wire. Throughout this
quarter, Stuart and Seymour paced each other point for point to
reflect tiie cut-throat play of the
two   teams.
With IS seconds remaining in
the gam?, and the Birds holding a
iwo point margin, John MacLeod
ciime through with the tying basket
to  send   the  game  into  overtime.
Jayvees took a four point lead,
but the Birds' came back  to take
Birds: Phillips 16, Saharko 7,
Don Hudson 11, Bux Hudson 1, 0.
MacLefod, Taylor, Stuart 17. Carter
2, Carter 15, Upson. Total 69.
Jayvees: Forward 9, Humphries,
Brinham, Dempster 9, Murphy 2,
MacLeod 9, Frith 5, Seymour 14,
Barter 10, Hart, Bone 9, Dlsauliers
Total R7. **
Friday, February 29.
1* Winner Thursday 2 vs Hails
(Kappa   Sig)   145.
2. Winner Thursday 4  vs Stnn-
way  (Kappa Sig)  1)35.
3. Winner Thursday "> vs Smith
(VOC) las.
4. Winner Thursday V vs Winner
Thursday   10.
5. Winner Thursday 8 vs Winner
Thursday (1.
6. Winner Wednesday 1 vs .Winner Wednesday 2.
7. Winner Wednesday fi vs Winner  Wednesday 7.
Monday, March 3
Kappa Sig vs Phi  Delt
Tuesday,  March  4
ATO  vs   D.U.
Wednesday, March 5
Aggie v* Fort Camp
Thursday,   March   6
March  H
vs  Win-
Beta vs  Winner Wod.,
the  game   and   uphold  Jack   Pom-' Friday, March 7
fret's  choice as  to  whicli  was  the,     Winner   Mon..   March  :
better team. Popular opinion has it*,,,,.,  |,**e|,. 29   (Friday)
■that these two teams should meot  iyj  _
again because there are many that! Monday,   March   3
believe    that    the    Jayvees    could       p|,i Kappa Pi vs D.U.
upset   tin*   Thunderbirds. Tuesday,   March  4
MOVING   UP I     pharniicv   vs  Redshirts
Bob   Bone and Johnny MacLeod Wednesday, March 5
will move up to tiie Birds' lor the      Psi  ir vs Kappa Sig
Olympic trials, but the Jayvees ro".   Thursday,  March 6
right  along  playing  Penticton  Sat-      North   Huruaby   vs   Forestry
urday night in hopes of gaining re-   Friday,  March 7
venge   for   this   defeat. i     Meds   vs   Kijt
Girls' Hoop Team Plays
Hey Fellas! Are you interested in girls, girls and more
girls? Do you like tall girls?
These girls will be in the Memorial gymnasium at noon today, and you will notice if you
look closely at the Basketball
Floor that these girls are wearing shorts!
At least 10 of them will be wearing blue satin shorts, at least twi
ot them are blondes, and one Is a
sparkling redhead who is not only
good to look at, bin has a long
shot thut Is particularly interesting because it goes through the
hoop mors than once a game.
Yes, the Chicago Roamer girls
are playing the Varsity Thunderettes in an exhibition tilt today at
noon in lhe Gym.
The Roamer Girls have ilever
played in Canada and ln their
long string of records, you will note
that they have played only a few
games against girls.
Most of their games fn the U.S.
were against boy's teams and they
have proved a hard team to beat,
but the Thun.derettea bave every
hope that their last game on the
campus will prove td be a winning
Ellle Cave( Varsity's centre and
captain of the Thunderettes, ham
been high scorer In the league for
the fast breaking brunettes, pardon me, guards, Sheila Moore, Pat
Donovanand Bessie Salnas, should
make the game fast and furious,
and Bev Cook, (the redhead I men-
Regular forwards, Ellle Nyholm
tioned) have a good scoring record
for the past season. The slower,
more tactical Roamer Girls have
a decided height advantage with
their three 6 ft forward and a very
tricky centre with a tremendous,
lay up ihot.
So, could you fellas ask for more
when yod.oan see 'brains, beauty
and Bklll for only a quarter of a
dollar, in one noon hour?
Looks To
Coed Yenr
Looking forward to the "best
seasoe yet, head football
coach Jelly Anderson and his
two assistants, Dick Mitchell
and Dick Penn are already
planning next year's program.
The Birds ptay five games at
home and three games across
the line.
The definite return of George
Pull, a three year letterman,
has been the main talk of the
American Football enthusiasts.
Pull's return offsets the departure of Dave MacFarlne,
last year's captain and one of
tiie greatest players this university  hai  had.
A few of the experienced
men returning include Cal
Murphy, star sophomore, l*eo
Sweeney, Bill Stuart, Bob
Hindmarch, Al Ezzy, John
Hunt. Dick Mathews, Jerry
Nestmar. and Pete Gregory.
With spring training abolished by the Evergreen Conference, Coach Anderson and
seven assistants have set up a
football clinic. The clinic started Feb. 2.", and runs through
to March 31. It is conducted
every Monday and Friday from
3:30   to  4:'30.
In an Interview yesterday
Head Fotball Coach Jelly Anderson had this to say about
American football on this campus. * fgry
"The UBC fotball team is
going through a period of
transition which Is showing
signs of marked improvement.
"We cannot be too optimistic in : regards to our share* of
victorias this coining season,
but 1 am looking forward to
three wins—one nio>*e tluiu \v;»
gained   last   year."
SwimmirT Swedes Set
To Splash Flashy Form
The swimming Swedes will
spearhead UBC's drive to upset the highly regarded University of Washington freshmen ln a Seattle pool Saturday.
They are Torsten Bengsfon,
Olaf Olsen and Palle Cardeil,
all of whom scared the salmon
out of the Swedish fjords before migrating to these shores.
But they will have to splash
their flashiest form to scare
the, Washington frosh.
For the Yanks are powered
by Victoria's Eric Jubb of Can-
It" is common knowledge that the UBC Thunderbird
rugger squad is travelling to Berkley California, this
Saturday. These boys along with coach Albert Laithwait,
are going to do their best to bring back the World Cup to
the campus.
Unfortunately, few students
realize that the Ubyssey has
been denied the right to send
a representative to cover the
series. Brian Wharf, a Ubyssey
sports-writer, has been faithfully covering the rugby games
since the beginning of the season.
This Is no mean accomplishment for it entails an uncounted numlber of hours which this
student has willingly contributed ln the interests of rugger on the campus,
*p      m      ip
The gratitude of the five-
man Athletic board campus,
for their efforts on behalf of
this writer, Is simply overwhelming, it moves me to
tears. Today I took a little
jaunt over to the Big Gym, to
express my thanks for this
kind'gasture; also to find out
why on 'earth Athletic Director Bob Robinett (our tried
and trusted friend) hadn't step
ped in and done something
about this idiocy.
Bob Doesn't Say Much
Beknighted Bob didn't say
a word. He just called in a
first year Arts student (who
hadn't attended gym classes
for two months). The youth
merely placed a bowl of water
on the desk, Bob silently dipped his hands in the container
and started to rub them together. By this rather Impressive
gesture, I gathered he was
washing his hands of the whole
nasty deal. Later Robbie b1*oke
down it seems that the Athletic Director has only one vote
on the Athletic Board. As a result there are four others on
this little committee, and he
doesn't have much to say. It is
rather a queer state of affairs
when the Athletic Director on
tills campus has only one vote
on a five man committee.
I hate to think what ls likely to happen in the future.
Kentually Bob will have to
raise his hand every time he
leaves  the room.
Well, to continue, tliere are
three members on this board
who I feel have d right to be
there. They are Athletic Directed Bob Robinett, MAD president Bill Sparling, and MAD
secretary John Fraser.
Each of these gentlemen was
Placed   in   these  positions   by
the   vvill   of   the   "People,"   (students,   that   Is).
The position of Athletic Director was In effect an out-come
of the Ostrom plan, which was
voted into existence by the student body.
Sparling   and    Fraser,   were
also placed  in  their respective
posts   by  student   balloting.
if.        if.        if.
The tvo remaining members
of this unholy quintet were
foisted upon us by some unknown power. Bob Osborne
the head of the Physical Education department ,and his
cohort Grant Donnegani were
just "placed" on the board,
with the consent of "the powers that be" (whoever they
are). Since this committee
snenfls our hard earned green
hacks, it is only reasonably
that the student body should
have som« idea at least who
is on the board, and another
thing, think of poor old Bob,
completely shorn of his power.
And what about our hardworking sports writers?
adlan Olympic fame, aad hold*
er of some of the fastest tree-
style times on record in. the
West this term. ,
They also posses Dick Bl*
llott, who split the waves in
Portland recently to shatter
all existing 220-yard mark la
the Pacific Northwest.
Also travelling with. Coach
Doug Whittle's sqitad are captain Don Smyth, Gord Potter,
Al Bvothwick, Pete Lus&tig,
•Max Bertram, Dick Clayton and
three members of the junior
Varsity to be selected today.
Thunderbirds carry a record
of five victories in eight dual
meets  against the  Huskies.
Western Washington College of* Education invades
YMCA pool for the last dual
gala of the season against
UBC, and Thunderbirds host
tht Evergreen Conference
meet nt Crystal Pool March 6.
Boxing Trials
Still Running
diminutions are still progressing for the Intra-mural boxing
finals this week reports director
Dick Penn.
Penn says the finals nrlll beheld
on itaarch 5th In the War Memorial Gym.
Elsewhere on this page the Using   schedule   Is   pr'*t!ted.
Hutch's Kiddie*
Slapped Silly
Balky Bill Hutchinson wasn't
too happy following yesterday's
high school football game in the
For the Hutchinson coached
Magee prep football squad was
bumped 26-0 by King Ed in a crucial league match.
Win gave King Ed first placo
in the league.
Granville at Georgia — MArine 6241


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