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Students  Demand  Pool Meeting
BEG   Pool
In view of the controversy
surrounding the question of roofing the BEG pqol, or building a
smaller one, the Ubyssey has
prepared, a history of developments of the pool.
Numerous students have asked
for the history.
MARCH, 1983: BEG committee awarded the pool to UBC.
Strong protest was raised by
downtown groups which felt the
pool should be built in a more
central' part of the city. Pool
was taken away and Riley Park
was designated as the site.
IEPTEMBER 30: After a six-
month stay in Riley Park, site of
BEG pool was moved to UBC.
One reason given for the change
was the saving by the committee
of $45,000 because of facilities
already available.
Many residents in the Riley
Park area also had objected to
their area as a site. Work on
the pool started in 10 days.
Both BEG and university administration were quoted as
realizing a university obligation
to roof the pool and make it
available for the use of the
MARCH 19. 1954: Students
almost unanimously approved a
council resolution to extend the
current $5 gymnasium fee to
contribute $100,000 towards
roofing the BEG pool. The gymnasium is expected to be paid
for by spring of 19S7.
Board of governors pledged
$100,000 toward the plan. Cost
of roofing, though varying between $90,000 and $300,000, was
generally estimated at $200,000.
NOVEMBER 4: Sharpe, Thomson, Berwick, Pratt, university
architects, submitted estimates
for the alternative plans considered by the BEG pool committee.
Cost of roofing the BEG pool
was. set at $298,000 with a five-
month maintenance cost of $20,-
000. Cost of building and covering smaller pool was set at $210,-
000, with an eight-month maintenance cost of $12,300.
DECEMBER 2: Pool committee submitted a report favouring
a smaller pool as more feasible
from every standpoint of competition, recreation, and instruction. Student council argued, but
could not reach a decision on
the report.
Since that date council has
come out in favour of the smaller pool.
All god's chilluns are requested to assemble in the
kingdom of heaven in the
North Brock basement today at 1 p.m, Publication
parties and the like will no
doubt be discussed.
Favor Free
Two UBC officials interviewed
Wednesday   in   a   cross-Canada
"Gallup   poll"   expressed   opinions   in   favor   of   free   senior
Dr. N. A. M. Mackenzie told
a Vancouver newspaper, sponsor of the poll, "I am emphatically in favor of free education."
Mr. D. J. Baldwin, member
of the Board of Governors of
UBC said: "I would not quarrel
with anyone who advocated 100
per cent free education. I am
fully in agreement with the
principle of free education all
the way."
Mr. Baldwin felt that because
of the difficulty of selecting
scholarship students, a principle
of "what's good for one is good
for all" should be employed.
The opinions presented by Dr.
Mackenzie and Mr. Baldwin
were supported by prominent
educational authorities, Mr. Tom
Alsbury, principal of Fairview
School of Commerce, and Mrs.
R. J. Zelmer, president of the
Vancouver Parent-Teacher Council.
The poll, conducted by the
Canadian Institute of Public Opinion, established that 76 per
cent of those interviewed were
in favor of free education, and
only eight per cent thought that
$100 was not too much to pay
for senior  matriculation.
One lone dissenter thought
that $100 was not too much.
Aid. Anna Sprott said "I don't
think it's fair to overload the
taxpayer any more. I am of
the opinion that if you want
anything, you have to earn it.
I am for private enterprise."
Shum Clarifies
Dr. Gordon Shrum, in an
interview with a Ubyssey reporter Thursday, clarified hi.s
definition of the "semi-permanent" student housing facilities
which will be built on campus
within three years.
"The proposed student housing
would be something along the
lines of the B.C. Research Council Building." he said, and added
that they could be made fireproof and soundproof for a relatively low cost.
Attempting to strike a happy
medium between the $500,000
for the girls' three dormitories
and the present studeni temporary dwellings, Dr. Shrum estimated the price of the "semipermanent" housing to be $2500
per unit.
"These    buildings    would    be
safe,   efficient,   and   ahove   all, I
without       unnecossarv      frills."
They would bo constructed sole-'
ly  for purposes of student  turns
Jul; durine.  the eomiiu',  years      j
Petition Recommends
BEG Pool Be Roofed
A  100-signature petition demanding  that  the swimmihg
pool issue be put before students at a general meeting has
been presented to Student Council.
ENRAGED ENGINEERS toss Rod Smith, Ubyssey columnist, into the lily pond, apparently in retaliation for an
article which appeared in yesterday's Ubyssey. Engineers
had to wait fully 10 minutes outside the door in the Publications Board offices before gaining entrance through a
window. Some redshirts knocked on the door politely;
one was even heard to enquire, "Who's got the key,"
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Redshirts Run Riot
Harass Queens, Tleas
^tJfiCT Applied Science students, apparently incited By a
column which appeared in yesterday's Ubyssey, ran riot all
To   Begin
Radsoc goes on the airwaves
from its Brock broadcasting
centre in two weeks.
New equipment is being installed next week in the base- j
ment studios to transmit music,
news and special features
through branch outlets located
in Fort Camp and student com-
Undergraduate societies may
have these programs piped into
their clubrooms free of charge.
"All installation costs are assumed by the society," said continuity editor, John Greeny.
The UBC Digest, a Radsoc program featuring campus events
and transmitted to various parts
of the province, is not being presented this term. The popular
show is expected to continue
next fall.
Mussoc   February
Tickets  On   Sale
Mussoc has struck a "bonanza."
"Bonanza" is, of course, the
title of Mussoc's big spring extravaganza, which will be1 presented in February.
Tickets are now on sale in
the Auditorium during noon
hour. They ;ire 50c to students,
for the nights of Feb. 14 and Ifi,
Monday   und   Wednesday.
The attack began with an attack on the Publication's Board
offices, shifted into high gear
with several attempted kidap-
pings of Mardi Gras Queen candidates, and culminated in the
abduction of three UBC students
to   Grouse   Mountain.
The column, "My Dog Has
Fleas," written by Rod Smith
and Sandy Ross, accused the Engineers of "lack of spirit," and
referred to them as "logarithmic
The redshirts, aparently incensed by the tone of the column, burned over 1000 Ubys-
esys on the Main Mall, attacked
the Publication Board at noon,
carried off a filing cabinet, a
door, and columnists Smith and
Ross, who were thrown in the
Unlike last year, this year's
outrages were characterized bv
timidity and decorum on the
part of the Engineers. After the
initial atack, the Redshirts returned, this time in search of
information on the whereabouts
of their idol, Joe Blotz, which
at present is in the hands of the
Frosh. They were actually dissuaded from their intention of
kidnaping pubster Pat Russel.
vice-president of Frosh Undergraduate Society.
In a later sortie, they were
again dissuaded from carrying
oft Smith and Ross to a hideaway in Aggasiz. The Redshirts
departed  sheepishly.
Following an old University
of Toronto tradition, the Engineers next attempted to kidnap all Mardi Gras Queen candidates. All attempts were unsuccessful.
Said Delta Gamma candidate
Jan Henderson, "They, tried to
get me at a cocktail party, but
they were awfully polite; they
were real gentlemen."
Alpha Omicorn Pi contestant,
Maxine Green said, "They took
me up to the Engineering Building, but when my boy friend.
Mike Ken!, appeared, they all
ran    away."
(Continued  on   Page 3)
Sf«p  RIOT
To Travel
This Year
Maurice Capithorne, head of
World University Service, an- j
nounced Thursday that WUSC
plans to extend student exchange to other countries.
He specifically named India,
Germany, Indonesia, Uganda,
Turkey, Malaya, and South Africa as countries in which there
should be an "all-round student
representative of Canadian students."
Applications for the "Little
Rhodes Scholarships" will be
available in February. The
award will pay all expenses except transportation, which may
be paid by the government under the Colombo plan, if the
student is studying technical
courses and going to South East
Council has recommended that students instead
vote to build a smaller enclosed
pool at a cost of $200,000.
Estimates for roofing Empire
Pool have jumped from the previous  $150,000  to  $300,000.
Earlier, Student Council had
intended to put the issue before
students in the form of a referendum during student elections
next month.
The proposed referendum has
to date been in the hands of a
special committee which was
considering a proposal by Student Council president Dick Underhill that the referendum offer only the choices of building
the second pool or doing nothing,
with no option to roof Empire
The petition will mean that
students will vote on whether to
have two pools—one unroofed,
one pool roofed, or one pool unroofed, at the annual general
meeting scheduled for March
Pre-law student John Green,
who sparked the petition, told
AMS Treasurer Ron Bray he expected the issue to be put to a
special general meeting, but
Bray managed to convince
Green that it could wait until
the regular spring meeting.
The petition presented by
Green also contained a motion
"that the students vote roof Empire Pool."
A pool conducted by a Ubys-
say reporter yesterday indicated approximately half the students were largely unaware of the
developments surrounding the
pool. Also, more than half the
students aware of the situation
indicated they were in favor of
a general meeting.
Dick Riopel, chairman of
LSE, replies in today's issue to
Thursday's editorial on the
council move to deal with the
question by referendum. See
page 2.
A history of developments is
presented elsewhere on this
January 31 is the deadline
for the submission of manuscripts to Siwash, UBC's new
literary and humor magazine.
Any ereative form of fiction
articles will do.
Material should be submitted to Joan McCulloch or
left in the Totem office in the
North Brock basement.
Offered Here
National Federation of Canadian University Students' scholarships are now available.
Application forms for these
scholarships which will pay tuition fees are obtainable at the
Registrar's Office or in the
NFCUS office in the Brock.
'twtn clqms _
UN To Debate
'Democracy' Noon
UN CLUB is sponsoring a debate between Dean Andrew and
Dr. Savery on the topic "That
American Democracy is Non-
exportable," today at noon in
Arts 100.
emft eme ajs
EX MAOEE DANCE and basketball game is scheduled for Friday, January 21, in the old Alma
Mater Auditorium. Game time is
4:30; dance time 8:15. Tickets
$1 per couple are being sold by
Fraser Wallace and Brad Crawford.
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JA2ZBOC presents discussion
on big' band jazz on January 18,
in the Brock stage room.
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general meeting noon today in
Arts 106.
eji ¥fs eft
Committee is holding its annual
dinner meeting in the Brock
hall dining rom at 5:45 on Monday, January 17. There will be
no meeting at noon on that day.
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HILLEL CLUB presents Dr.
K. Naegele speaking on "Jewish
Hatreds" at Hillel House, noon
*F *f* *P
LIBERAL CLUB will meet in
Arts 203 Monday noon to discuss resolutions for Mock Parliament.
TT mTt V
TRACK TEAM will meet Monday, January 17, in the men's
gym. A film on Elb Mathias will
be shown.
(Continued on Page 3)
President  Requests   More  Student
Financial   Aid   From   Businessmen
A call for B.C. businessmen
to give more financial aid to
needy university students was
issued Wednesday by Dr. Norman  A. M. MacKenzie.
In an address to the Victoria
Chamber of Commerce Dr. MacKenzie expressed concern over
the fact that many promising
students were denied university
educations through financial
"Through the expenditure of
relatively small amounts of
money, all of these should be
assisted, and would, in return,
contribute to a greater degree
than is now possible to the welfare and the prosperity of their
tellow citizens and of their
Dr. MacKenzie made it clear
that students arc neither expecting nor desiring "something for
nothing." While acknowledging
I hat not everyone should attend
university, h.« suggested the
more     education     received     by
everyone, "the better it is for
us, for our province, and for
our nation."
"No doub-t, there are some in
our universities who do not get
much out of thc experience. But
I am not too much worried about
them for they tend to sort themselves out in due course."
Dr.   MacKenzie  said   there   is
a demand for highly trained specialists today and went on:  "If
I we  in  B.C.  .  .  .  are not to  be
'satisfied  with  being  'hewers of
I wood and drawers of water' for
the     great     corporation     lying
south of us, we must do things
1 to educate and train our young
people   as   thoroughly   and   effectively as our neighbors."
There are only a precious few Student Handbooks
left. This indispensible item contains the names and addresses of everyone on the campus. They sell for 35c, but
are free to all frosh. They will be on sale at AMS Office
while they last.
Hand-hook Editor Ray Haines estimated Thursday that
the noon-hour bargain sale held Wednesday in the quad
dispensed with well over 400 directories. Page Two
Friday, January 14, 1955
Authorized as second class mall, Post Office Dept., Ottawa.
Mails^hicriptiorts $2.50 per year. Published in Vancouver throughout ihe«uriiversity 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 of The
Ubyssey, and not necessarily those of the Alma Mater Society or
the University. Business and advertising telephones are Alma 1230
Or Alma 1231.  Advertising Manager is Geoff Conway.
Managing Editor—Ray Logie News Editor Pat Carney
CIJP Editor—Jean Whiteside Sports Editor—Ken Lamb
Assoc. News Editor—Rod Smith Executive Editor—Geoff Conway
Senior Editor—PAT RUSSELL
Reporters: Marg Hawthorne, llilery Silversides, Jackie Seale,
Marie Stephens, Bev Gartrell, Sandy Ross, Bob Johannes, Ivan
DeFaveri, Dave MaeEachern.
Sports: Bob Bergen, Pete Worthington, Neil MacDonald.
Let   There   Be   Light
Many clergymen would be the first to admit that religion
must be accepted on faith, but none would dare contend
openly thut religion should be left in a reasonless vacuum,
safe from argument which might cat at the faith of believers.
Yet that is precisely tho atitude demonstrated by the
statements and actions of many churchmen, and not merely
those   of the   particularly   authoritarian   Roman   Catholic
The latest example comes from Great Britain, where a
woman psychologist, speaking over the BBC, called for the
realization that God is a myth. Said Dr. Margaret Knight:
•'To combjit Communism by reviving Christianity is like trying to combat the belief in flying saucers by reviving the
belief in Witches riding on broomsticks."
Immediately British churchmen began to protest. But
not against Mrs. Knight. Against the BBC.
The Bishop of Bradford in Yorkshire, the Rt. Rev.
Alfred Blunt, said the radio corporation was "foolish" in
allowing Mrs. Knight to broadcast her ideas. "Freedom of
opinion is all right," he admitted, "but if the BBC has to
allow atheism to be preached, it should be in the form of a
debate so that the Christian answer can be heard at the
same time."
Bishop Blunt would have the wounds in the faith of the
church's flock ministered by attentive theologians as soon as
they are inflicted by the atheists. The wounds might fester by
What would be the reaction of Bishop Blunt if the
atheists demanded a rebuttal at the end of each Sunday sermon carried by the BBC?
Bishop Blunt's statements display a definite desire to
have have argument against religion hemmed by restrictions whenever possible. But for the need for public relations, he might urge censorship of all atheistic utterances.
' As a Victoria minister indicated recently, the people's
intelligence is too highly developed today to stand for anything of that nature. Bishop Blunt and all other churchmen
should be reminded—as they have been reminded many
times before—that they must refrain from pressuring for a
form of censorship tf) protect the faith of their followers.
That the Chinch mi^ht need such protection today more
than pver is fallacious; for attempts lo win it in this era would
destroy religion surer than any other force.
Sound   and   Fury
The Ubyssey,-in an editorial entitled, "... Or By
Crook?" has attacked Student Council for its suggestion to
hold a two-way referendum to allow the students to decide
the pool-roof issue. The referendum, in the opinion of The
Ubyssey, would be "expensive and loaded in favor of the
Council scheme." The editorial goes on to state that students
would have no opportunity to discuss the issue, and triumphantly conludes that the "Authoritarian and dictatorial
nature" of Council has at least been revealed.
As a matter of fact there arc many valid reasons for supporting the referendum proposal. First of all, it is common
knowledge that, more people vote than attend general meetings; last year, for instance, approximately 3000 people voted
in the presidential election, while at a general meeting a
quorum of 1000 students is seldom attained. A referendum
would certainly yield a more representative, more democratic decision than would be obtained at a general meeting.
The editorial also implies that students would be denied
all the facts concerning the issue, and the opportunity to discuss it fully.  This is not true.
Even before the editorial was written, Council had arranged to present the background, the pertinent facts, and
the pros and cons of the pool roof controversy in next
week's paper. And anyone who wishes to express his opinion
on the controversy has the right, just as I have, to air his
views in The Ubyssey.
SAgain, there are valid reasons for council suggestion to
include only two alternatives on the ballot. For one thing, a
three-way ballot would split the vote three ways, and no
clear majority decision could he obtained.
But even if such a referendum were "unscrupulous," as
The Ubyssey seems to infer, the editors needn't worry; no decision io that direction has been made. The two-way referendum suggestion was n suggestion only, a suggestion that
might well arise when any representative body is conscientiously going about ils business of seeking the best course of
action - in  ihe interests of thc studeni  body.
; A. studeni government's slock-in-trade is ideas; the two-
way rel'eit iidiiin siii'.gesiuin was an idea; it arose in tho
course   of   a   (Itocu-oiiiin   "uller   !>,;iH'".'   Was   council's   action
gripe vine
Dick Riopel, LSE president.
It's a little early to start
sniping 'at next year's student
council, but it's been pretty
dull uround the council chambers lately.
Usually one of the most conscientious duties of the Ubyssey
is to set up the Little Tin Gods,
take aim and fire.
But the dubious achievements of the preseM council
make this u deplorable waste
of lead—In a print shop.
If pur election predictions
come true, February will see
the establishment of a real, live
political machine here on the
campus. Sounds exciting,
doesn't it? Fun and games for
Prediction number one. Both
the present and future councils
will have one thing in common;
Ron Bray.
It is practically certain Bray
will run for AMS president. It
Is also practically certain he
will be elected.
Bray would make a competent president. He's had enough
practice. No one could accuse
Bray of not keeping his nose
in his accounting books, but it
would be nice if Dick Underhill was head of council in fact
as well as fancy.
It is also apparent that Geoff
Conway is being groomed for
the post of treasurer. This is
great. Conway is the boy who
is making himself and the AMS
money by handling the advertising for the Ubyssey. His
election as treasurer would ensure students of a budget which
ended up on the right side of
the ledger.
The third of Bray's Boys
picked to run is Jack Barbeau,
chairman of the Open House
Committee. Barbeau's chances
of being elected vice-president
deepnds on how much publicity he can squeeze out of Open
House between now and February.
With the Boys established at
thc head of the council table,
let's take a look at the Men's
Athletic Directorate. Bob Hutchison will probably be Bray's
choice here. Hutch is now secretary of MAD; hi.s election
would give athletics an experienced representative and Bray
another disciple.
Fortunately, the political machine could not extend much
beyond these four positions,
particularly if Gerry Hodge
gets his well deserved break
and the chairmanship of the
Literary and Scientific Executive.
John Bossons may be eyeing
the LSE plum, but our advice
to John is to leave the field to
Gerry and get himself elected
co-ordinator of activities. Bray
might.help you there, John.
Izzy Wolfe should forget
about LSE and the co-ordina-
tor's job. Wolfe would look
swell wearing the position of,
say, member at large. He could
handle pep clubs and stuff.
That leaves the Undergraduate Societies Committee without a chairman, Let's be really
imaginative here and re-elect
Monte McKay, who gave up the
post earlier this year when he
was declared ineligible.
MacKay accomplished more
as USC head in the weeks he
held the job than his successor
has in months. Even the USC's
current campaign to snaffle
power for student council was
originally sparked by Monte.
Nearly overlooked among
the tin gods are the posts of
secretary, Women's Undergraduate Societies and Women's
Athletic Directorate representatives.
Let's face it. Unless Phrateres head Maureen Sankey returns to campus as WUS head,
it couldn't matter less if Madam Hepsebah is elected.
That's how the new studotit
council looks like from this
corner. Anyone else interested
in playing How To Warn
Friends and Alienate Council
please start oiling his own political machine, Baru included.
Progrtss ?
Dance   Evolution
Unknown To Darwin
1854: At the end- of the principal street of an aristocratic
colony, we see several horse-
drawn carriages pull up to a
doorway and discharge their
passengers—elegant ladies in
elaborate formal dresses, accompanied by dashing gentlemen clad in tails* and top hats.
We enter the mansion, wliich
is decked out for the reception being given by the de-
Gar zos for their sliver wedding anniversary, one of the
more respected and monied
families of the day. In the hallway, a huge chandelier with
myriad tiny lights pleasantly
illuminates «the gay festivities.
The orchestra begins a lilting waltz and while the ladies
ask each other whom they are
ing some impatience, the
young men direct their ardent
attentions at the lovely objects
of their interest. We, in our
corner, hear the following dialogue:
"Senorita, would you be so
kind as to allow n\e the pleasure of the next waltz?"
"Oh, Senor, you are too kind*
I would be delighted, but first
you must ask my mother."
"Senora, would you allow
your daughter'to dance with
her faithful admirer?"
"Yes, young man, since you
are the son of a friend of my
cousin's and as Dona Manuel-
ita is so respectable, I don't
think my husband would mind
if you asked him."
"Estimable sir, I would very
much like to dance this waltz
with your daughter; would
you be so kind as to allow me?"
"Hmmm, it would not be
proper for my daughter to
dance with an unknown man;
wait for me a moment while
I consult my mother."
"Mother, this young man
wants to dance with Henrietta.
Do you know him? Does he
have a profession? What does
he work at? Does he smoke?
"Well, look, my son, this
young man is thc son of a
friend of your wife's cousin,
and of a respectable family; so
I don't think there is anything
wrong with it, although in my
day it would have been a daring thing."
"All right, young man, you
may dance witli my daughter."
"Thank you very much, Cah-
alero. But . . . the waltz is
over already!"
now  let  us  come   back
through the mist of
time to . . .
1954: At the end of the street
we hear the strident notes of
a mnmbo, bursting out of nn
ultra-modern house, almost entirely made of glass and plastic,
which make it look as if it
were dancing in the street or
sitting in the air. Thc house is
bathed in varicolored neon
lights. Soon wp hear a mad
tooting of car horns, shouts
and laughter, mixed with the
clinking of bottles. It is the
guests arriving with their
cargo of "Lemon Hart" rum
for the coming-out party of the
"child" of the house, a girl
who looks about 20, but who
for several reasons is officially
considered 15 for the occasion.
The "child" dances the waltz
with her escort, although the
"waltz" is more like an Xuvier
Cugat conga, judging by the
dancers' movements.
Now we hear the following
scene. A young man of the so-
called "cagatintas" (high society) arrives to ask a young
lady to dance a swing number
. . . listen!
"Let's dance, Chatanooga,
"Okay, Tommy . . . let's go!"
Away they go, in a series
of epileptic jerks and twists
which would make the wildest
Vancouver "hipster" wince
with embarrassment.
Writ bij Hand
Association requires several intelligent, pleasant and attractive
young ladies for summer employment at Tourist Information
Centre in Vancouver. A knowledge of the city and province
will be helpful. Training to commence immediately on alternative Saturday. Pleose reply in
own handwriting to Executive
Vice-President, 596 West Georgia Street, Vancouver 2, B.C.
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Electric typewriter. Carbon
paper and ribbons generously
used. Accurate work. Mrs. F. M.
Dow, 4456 West 10th, AL. 3082.
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work a specialty with us, also
University typing of all kinds-
Competent work, campus rates.
Elolse Street, AL. 0655. Just off
the campus.
if      if      if
ing English" by Birk & Birk.
Phone BA. 4374 after 6* p.m.
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Lost Monday, Jan. 10 on Campus. AMS card No. 8514521.
Finder phone Tom, CE. 0255
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LOST—An Omega watch. Left
in a French examination on the
16th December. A substantial
reward. (Pawnbrokers' prices) is
offered. Please contact Dave
Green. CE. 7925.
Editor, The Ubyssey:
I would like to bring to your
attention the unfair comments
some of your columnists have
been making about the engineers.
Fortunately for the society
of the campus, the things The
Ubyssey says are absolutely
meaningless. The spirit of the
column my Dog has Fleas
would seem to incite the rage
of the members of the EUS.
But they failed and T am
glad. The engineer is in every
way a gentleman. I was in the
Totem office today to submit
my contribution to Siwash
when the engineers came to
your offices.
They behaved like perfect
gentlemen, even when your
people soaked them with water.
They refused lo rise to the
childish bait. And when asking
to see the persons responsible
for that terrible column (really it is .so filthy), they knocked
on the door.
Ask the Students who hove eaten here ...
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• and then try our food
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call for Coke
The accent's on hi-jinks at the
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of the occasion is refreshment...
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c-» Friday, January 14,1955
the uuyssjty
Page Three
Oh Where
Are Alums
There are 4,165 UBC Grads
adrift—cut off from their Alma
Mater. Their names are on file
but their whereabouts are unknown. Unreported or frequent
changes of address have left
the Alumni Association office
with incomplete records.
Since the Alumni Association
is a graduate's main contact
with the university, Association
Secretary Art Sager and his
staff have made every effort to
trace them, but in most cases
have run into blind alleys.
In addition to the lost grads,
there are also a number of
undergrads (between five and
1Q thousand) who are members
of the Association, yet are ignorant of this fact. These members
attended university and obtained 15 or more credits but no
degree. Mr. Sager plans to form
a committee that would contact
these people and encourage
membership in the association.
A $33,400 grant from the Research Council of Canada will
enable UBC's Chemistry Department to purchase valuable equipment to be used for advanced
research, which includes the origins of cancer.
The equipment has been ordered, and according to Dr.
Cyril Reid, associate professor
of chemistry, it will be the first
equipment of this type in Canada.
This new equipment will increase the scope of advanced
graduate work in chemistry. It
permits scientists to investigate
chemical structure in solution
where older X-ray methods are
Mote-ihem 4*7,000 articles of
clothing and hospital supplies
were made in 1953 by volunteer
women workers of the Canadian
Red Cross.
Rural Youth
Attend UBC
Until March
An exciting new experience
has begun for the 71 young
people from rural British Columbia who have become students in the Dominion-Provincial
Youth Training School for the
next eight weeks. They will live
and attend classes on the University of British Columbia until March 4.
Students registered and completed the required physical examinations on Monday morning.
Official welcoming ceremonies
were held at 11 a.m., with Dr,
Norman A. M. MacKenzie, president of the University; Dean
Blythe Eagles of the Faculty of
Agriculture and Allen Des
Champs, principal of the Youth
Training School, addressing the
young people. Students toured
the University campus and settled themselves in the dormitories in  the afternoon.
Staff members assisting Des
Champs at the school include
Mrs. Barbara Shier, secretary;
Mrs. Josephine Pollock, nurse;
Mrs. Helen Ellis, girls' supervisor, Mrs. Sigurd Swenson, cook,
and Frank Martin, night supervisor,
Instructors include Mrs. Ellis,
weaving; Mrs. Gertrude Griffin,
home economics; Robert Fulton,
blacksmithing; Roy Lefeaux,
carpentry; Robert Thomps&n and
Wilf leave, motor mechanics;
Lionel Coulthard, farm machinery; Elmer Menzie, farm management and record keeping;
Pete Holborne, photography:
Dorothy Holborne, bookmaking;
Dorothy Coryell, publications;
Norman Barton, audio-visual
projection; Robert Spiers and
Joy Coghlll, public speaking;
Cordon Selman, civics; Sidney
Risk, drama, and Marjorie V.
Smith,  child development.
Canadians voluntarily donated :t4fi.0(i!) bottles ot blood lo
the Pied Cross in 1954.
|       CLASSES
(Continued from Page 1)
PROGRESSIVE Conservative
club will hold an important general meeting at 12:30 Monday in
the Brock Board Room.
if* ip if
will present a showing of selected films with a social evening in
the IHA Hut at 8:30 p.m. today.
if if if
Dr. Copp of the Physiology Dept.
speaking at noon today in Physics 202.
if if if
THE qOLF CLUB will meet
at noon Wednesday January 18
in Board Room of Brock.
*V *F *P
HIGH BCHOOL Conference
Commute is holding a meeting
noon today at the clubroom in
Brock Hall.
(Continued from Page 1)
Other attempts at abduction
were even less successful.
To top off the day's efforts,
the Applied Sciences students
appeared at College Printers,
where today's Ubysey was produced and lured away Sports
Editor Ken Lamb and columnist
Sandy Ross. Freshman leader
John Butterfield was also forcibly abducted from his home at
2117 Wesbrook Crescent.
The trio were taken to the
EUS offices in the Engineering
Building, where they were submitted to various indignities before being driven to Grouse
Mountain. The three were abandoned without money or identification. A friendly Mountie
who appeared almost imediat-
ely, drove them home.
Editor-in-Chief, Peter Sypnowich has threatened to bring
the matter before the Student's
Berkley DA s
Blows  Up
BERKLEY — The Berkley
District Attorney has decided
not to prosecute four University
of California fraternity members
who fired a 200-pound cannon,
smashing windows in a neighbouring apartment  house.
The students loaded the cannon with paper towels and a
bottle and aimed it at a neighbouring fraternity house but
missed their target, hitting the
apartment house.
The victims of the attack
were not upset over what was
termed "an unfortunate incident."
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A number of UBC students have a free picture coming
to them, and apparently don't know it.
Campbell's Studios, 831 Granville Street, announced
Thursday that all students in the Faculties of Arts and
Law who had their graduation portraits taken for the
Totem are entitled to a complimentary 5x7 enlargement
of the same portrait.
The pictures are now waiting to be picked up at the
Studio.  It's absolutely free.
To Be Hit
By  Cleric
Canadian Universities will be
under fire from Rev. Robert Miller, Student Christian Movement
Secretary, when he speaks here
next Monday.
Miller, who has studied under
the famous European theologian
Karl Barth, organizes industrial
and mental hospital work camps
each summer. These are attended by about a hundred students
from across Canada.
His talk on "What's wrong
with Canadian Universities" will
be given in Arts .100 Monday
Joy Coghill  Calls
For Stagehands
The first rehersal of the English Department's next play,
"The Infernal Machine," will be
held in the auditorium on Sunday at I: HO p.m.
All interested stagehands and
stagehams will be able to interview Joy Coghill, director, at the
For a
Light Smoke
and a
Pleasing Taste
Call for
UBC Housing Administration
is a non-functioning body until
someone returns the box of cards
which listed all available student accommodation.
The box, which has been on
the counter in the office for
the past five years, enabling
students to "serve themselves,"
was taken away between 2:30
and 3:30 p.m., while no one was
in the office.
"We were out of the office
for an hour and when we returned the box was gone," stated
A. R. Baird, the university housing administrator.
The loss of the cards creates
a great hardship on students
looking for housing. . .. "We can
offer no accommodation at the
present," said Baird.
The stolen card index was the
only record of the people offering private accommodation to
the students.
Steinberg Talks
On Spinoza's Views
The philosophy of a great Jewish thinker, who was excommunicated by Jewish leaders for his vie,ws, was discussed
by Dr. M. Steinberg, who spoke on "Spinoza and the Jewish
Tradition" in Hillel House Thursday noon.
Spinoza, son of a wealthy and®-
respected Amsterdam citizen, re
ceived a thorough early education in the Jewish" traditions.
Branching into the sciences,
away from the mysticism, his rational mind rejected, he came
under the influence of his Latin
teacher, an atheist and a brilliant
He became "determined to
construct for himself a philosophical system that would carry
the certainty of mathematics."
His idea of a Being without
personality or will, with whom
man can unify himself only
through intellectual extension,
ran contrary to the traditional
Jewish idea of God, said Steinberg, and Spinoza soon ran afoul
of Jewish leaders.
He went to live apart from
the Jewish community and was
eventually excommunicated, the
only  major  Jewish  thinker to
be excommunicated became of
his ideas.
Spinoza's major work, 'Ethics',
considered the most important
and enduring contribution to
philosophy since Aristotle, hat
greatly influenced non-Jewish
schools of thought.
Pantheists, Rationalists ei
the French revolutionary period,
and late 19th century scientists
such as Huxley and Einstein are
all indebted in part to Spinoza
for their religious ideas.
His views appeal to scientists
because they define Ood in terms
of the visible world, Steinberg
said, but Judaism rejects Spinoza's idea that man's opinion is
the final authority.
This was the fourth io a aeriea
of special lectures pr#atnt«d by
Hillel Foundation. The final
talk will he given today by Qr
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Friday, January 14, 1955
Birds Meet Pirates
Eastern. Weekend
Evergreen Champs Will
Be Without Phil Jordan
Thunderbirds take to the Memorial gym floor over the
Weekend for their last Evergreen Conference appearance at
home before February 4. ^
Opposition for the semi-swan
song will be two of the top teams
in the conference. Whitworth
Pirates and Eastern Washington
Savages. The conference, incidentally, is likely to be well stocked with top teams.
Pomfrefs lineup is still standing pat, with the exception of
Ted Saunders, who has been declared ineligible. He passed all
Ice Birds
Varsity Thunderbirds lost their
umpteenth hockey game at the
forum Wednesday night, 7-4, to
the invincible Seattle Bombers,
who chalked up their umpteenth
They were great. During the
first period particularly Howie
Thomas, Varsity's shock-haired
strawberry blond goalie, stood
on his ear to thwart every Seattle rush. Near the period's
elose, Gordie Mundle, of the
Mundle, McCullock and Cunningham organization, scored to
give UBC a startling 1-0 lead.
For the most part Seattle was
clearly superior in every department, save the "guts and
sand" branch. The Birds, often
sloppy, off-balance, and naked,
simply refused to bow, and
fought the smoothly oiled
speedsters to a standstill.
However, Bombers could not
be held in check indefinitely.
They roared back with grace and
precision, and forced the acrobatic Thomas in goal to perform
near miracles time and time
Every Thunderbird player
back-checked relentlessly to aid
a shaky defence, but Seattle was
Just too much a team to keep
throttled down. Their attack was
constant, and their solid depth
began to take its toil, as UBC
wearied under the pressure. Seattle took over the lead for
UBC's attack was spotty and
often a hit-or-miss affair. The
Mundle line looked sound at
times, as did the Stanton-Todd
However, the laurels of the
evening must go to Howie Thomas; no wonder goalies hatch occupational ulcers.
UBC may be the Chicago
Blackhawks of the league as far
as winning goes, but they arc
Montreal Canadiens in the game-
ness and grit percentages. They
are worth watching.
Coach Dr. Mckay should be
proud of them.
his exams but the registrar has
ruled he was short on entrance
Whitworth stacks up as one of
the tallest teams in the conference. Though they are without
conference scoring champ Phil
Jordan, no one is calling them
weaker by the loss.
Their forward line runs something like this: Ron Miller, 6'9";
Ralph Bohannon, 6'6"; and Marvin Adams, 6'5". And if that
sounds good, think about the
First stringers Dave Martin
and Art Smith are supposed to
be one of the best conference
Red Reece's double post offence Eastern- Savages have also
been raising noise in the pre-
Christmas games. Guard Dick
Edwards, second in the conference scoring in 1954, sports an
18.5 average per game. A guard
So it seems the opposition will
be pretty fair. But Jack is not
despondent. The turnout to the
Thursday practise was good. And
as a point of interest let it be
known the Birds beat Eastern
last year and gave undefeated
Whitworth the scare of his life.
Game time 8:15.
Braves face league-leading
Marpole tonight at 7 in a
Junior league game as a
warm-up for the Evergreen
Conference tilt featuring Birds
and Whitworth Pirates.
Kenyon's kids will be looking for the first league win
in three starts since the Christmas layoff.
There will be a Saturday
night prelim also, but contestants are yet unknowh.
UBC Girls
By  Kits
Trudy Mounce, who picked up
a total of 20 points last night
in a Senior B game, scored a
field goal in the final seconds
Wednesday night to give her
team a 50-49 victory over Kits.
Thunderettes, held to a 22-22
saw-off at half time, were trailing 49-48 with six seconds to go.
Sharon Wilson picked up second honours with 11 points. An
improved defence sparked the
UBC (50)—Mounce 20, Wilson
11, Louise Heal, Somerville 4,
Secora, Ghezzi 3, Gavin 2, Goodwin.
$1   $1.50   $2
JV's 59 - PILSENERS 44
Dick Penn's Jayvees pulled to
within two points of second
place Thursday night when they
swamped Pilseners 59-44.
The team that looked very
much out of mid-season form
Tuesday night when they lost to
New Westminster Adanacs did
all their damage in the latter
half of the game and grew
stronge ras time wore on.
Quarter time score was 9-9.
Led by Barry Drummond who
scored 25 points on the evening,
Jayvees pulled away to a half
time count of 31-26.
They poured in a seven-point
bulge in the second half.
Through a mix-up in the schedule only Eilers showed up for
the opener. They put on a bit
of entertainment for the fans
before Pilseners and Chiefs
made an appearance.
Bert Ticehurst, with 17, and
the inevitable Big Jim Kinna
did most of the Pilsener's damage but the ale-men failed to
hold down Drummond and his
Chiefs have now won two of
their three games in the new
year. They j^ot a chance to climb
into second spot and to match
basket* with the league's best
when they meet the league-leading Eilers Saturday night at
Lord   Byng.
Because of the long trip to
Ellensburg next week for the
Thunderbirds, only part of the
Senior team will meet the Harlem Globetrotters.
Starting lineup of the Jayvees
wil be added to the Thunderbirds to make up the difference.,
glory of the Chiefs and the
Bell-Irving bound Braves are
these eight stalwarts of the
Tomahawks. Tommies are cur
rently running on all 16. having won their last five games.
They meet Meraloma seconds
2 p.m. at Connaught Park.
Incidentally, a  great deal  of
their success could be attributed to new coach Professor
Jim Parr. Their success dates
from his appearance.
Braves  Meet  Tech
For 2nd Div. Lead
Saturday, the 15th of January is destined to be the biggest
day in UJBC rugger thus far in 1955.  And the Braves bask in
this spotlight of sport. <* 	
At Brockton Oval at 1:15 p.m.
Varsity Braves met favored Ex-
being fielded. Cleve Neil, Rajah
Kronquist, and Mad Anthony
will likely continue to star in the
League-leading Varsity grass
hockey team puts its title on
the block Saturday at Brockton Point when it meets third
place North Shore.
A loss to the fast-striking
Northmen, coupled with a second place Cardinal win, would
drop Varsity from the heights.
UBC faces Redbirds on the
campus, also on Saturday.
Tech,  with  the Bell-Irving Cup j backfield,    while    Iron-Mike
being awarded to the victor. As
the   league stands now,   Braves
are one point out of first place,
by virtue of a tie in the opening
game of the    season    last    fall.
Since that saw-off no team has
been able to keep Maxie's "guys"
from winning, and winning well.
Chiefs in the meantime volunteer to take a secondary role in
interest for the day. and clash
with the solid Ex-Brits in the
Owen Bowl at 2 p.m. Chiefs
haven't a chance for the Miller
Cup, and at present are concentrating on forthcoming McKechnie Cup competition.
The line-ups for Saturday's
games   will   undergo  some  jug-
Chambers joins the tightly woven forward wall of "team men"
—one of the secrets of Braves'
Silent Dicky Owen, the calculating* Pepper-Pot will handle
scrum-half   chores,   since   Thea
Funt    has    moved    upstairs    to
So there il is. An outstanding
championship game al Brockton,
featuring one of the closest-knit
Brave teams in recent Varsity I
history; and a predicted tough
battle at the Owen Bowl to break!
a league deadlock between Ex-
Erits and Chiefs.
All this, and the rugby'best is
gling, with a strong Brave team • vot lo come
Angry   Birds   Looking
For   Win   Over   Collies
Still hoping mad from the 4-1 defeat handed them by
Pilseners last Sunday, the Thunderbird hockey club will rJe
out this Sunday to upset the top of the league standings when
they meet Collingwood at Killarney park. Game lime 2 p.m.
Actually, should the Birds trip* - -
up the Collies, as they figure onipin,u>d on Uu> backs of forward
doing, they will be doing a favor1 lino s'dokicks Bruce Ashdown
to their last week's conquerors, j1,nd Slan Glasgow. When Bruce
Pils are tied for top spot in the 1(>ft Cily to P,a>' lor ,ho Birds il
Coast League "B" loop with the i was hopod ho W(U|1(I add some
Collies. | scoring punch.
LONG TRIP I     Birds.  d(>1(>lu,0  lasf   wook   Iod
Chiefs, meanwhile, will pick ' by Jumping Jack Bulerfield, will
up from a week's layoff to so-' bp after the Collie scorers, and
joiirn to the Strawberry belt to1 Ernie Kuyt, who shook his head
meet Mission Don Petrie's men over his own performance last
will be after their first win in' week, looked sharp in practice
some time. Thursday  night.
Some oi UBC's hopes will be \     Look out, Collie..
Poor Mr. Coryell—("don't call me coach, call me Don")!
A disappointing American football season, during which
everyone and his pen-pal criticized Don's gallant Birds, and now
he has inherited an English rugger team. The Blunderbirds, no
less. A team, but where are the players?
Yes, where are all you gents? You 1st and 2nd team footballers? Come on out like you said you would, and blunder along
with the rest of those who are strictly for the birds.
Maybe you'll be able to team up with some of the Powder-
Puff gals who are rumoured to be trying for a position. There is
the cutest quarterback at scrum-half . . . !
Let's go Blunderbirds!   •
And remember: don't call him coach, call him . . . ?
-=195 5:-
STUDENT TOURS Si)il May 2a nr Juno 14 tourist
xz ruve «i n?     class   on   ss'   II(>inoI'il-   ll'om
OO L/ATj $1,1-20 Quebec on special conducted
tours limited to Students. A week in London, Holland, including Volendam and Isle of Marken, Brussels, Cologne,
the Rhine by steamer, motor tour of the Black Forest,
Liechtenstein, Austrian Tyrol, Bavarian Castles, Dolomites,
Venice, Adriatic Coast, tiny Republic of San Marino, Rome,
the Hill Towns, Florence, Italian nnd French Rivieras, French
Alps, Switzerland, Paris. Motor lour of Scotland, Kngiish
Lakes, North Wales, Shakespeare Country, Kxmoor, Glorious
Devon. Returning tourist class on the S.S. Homeric arriving
Quebec July 2f> or-Augu.st 12, respectively.
Attention Engineering Students
for graduates and under-graduates in CIVIL, ELECTRICAL, and MECHANICAL Engineering.
Their interviewing team will be on the campus
Thursday and Friday, January 13th and 14th.
Brochures and Application Forms are available at  the
Personnel Office (Hut M7 by the Armouries)
Do not delay—arrange your appointment today.
Practical economics $|y
at "MY BANK",
where students' accounts are
welcome. You can open an
account for as little as a
Choose your departure and return dates; include as much or
as Utile as you wish in Ihe price
category of your choice—all on a prearranged, prepaid
basis.  An itinerary that is made to order for vou.
Ask for Descriptive Folders
University  Travel Club Ltd.
57 Moor St. West, Toronto — WA. 4-1 IM
Management:  .1   F. & G   11. Lucas
Bank of Montreal
Your Bank on the Campus . . .
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