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vol. xxxn
No. 49
UN Model Assembly To
Be Presented Feb. 16
United Nations club will present another session of the
UN Model Assembly in Brock Hall on February 16 at 8 p.m.
^— — -4  "Internationalization of Jerusalem"
Mam Waaet wl11 be the re(K>lutlon Placed before
Organized Labour
Here for Good
Declares Bury
"The gloves are off and the
chips are down — organized
labor is in the political arena
and is in there to stay" declared
Jim Bury, president of the Vancouver Labor Council • CIO,
In an address to the CCF Club.
Spesklng on the topic "Where Are
Trade. Unions Going?" Bury Jtatei
that organized labor was now after
more than wag* hikes. "Company
financed social security schemes for
burned out e'mployeos an<f industrial
democracy is the keynote." Thet*
will only be achieved at the point of
political action and aggressive union
"Reward your friends and punish
vout enemies" philosophy has backfired on the Amtrltpn iabor movement, continued the youthful labor
leader/Direct poUtical action has been
vindicated. The Democratic party
would never repeal the Taft-Hartley
Law. Workingmen will be encouraged
to support "working-clan" political
parties to gain their ends.
Commenting on the current organisational campaign, Mr. Bury pointed
out that under this plan "jobless
workers wUl no longer flood the
labor market and thereby fo/ce down
their fellow workers' wages."
atoms bell "Behind the Iron Curtain,"7
at the Commodore on Thursday the
fird to got than now.
Player Club
To Celebrate
UBC's Players Club wtil celebrate
their 35th anniversary on the campus
with their presentation of "An Inspector Calls," March 14 to 18.
Constituting the oldest club on the
campus, the dramatic organization began six weeks after the university
opened at Fairview shacks In 1915.
Initial organiser of the society was
Professor F. 0. C. Wood, who Injected
it with desire for dramatic appreciation despite the fact that there was
no professional ambition.
Contributions have been made to
Vancouver circles as well as to those of
this university. Included are Vancouver Little Theatre, Toronto and
Vancouver radio ffleatres, and London and New York stages.
Outstanding results of Players Club
efforts are Lester Sinclair, Canadian
playwright featured on Stage 50; and
William Buckingham, actor, director
and producer of "Theatre Under the
Stars." Both are prominent on CBC.
1&7 graduate Joy Coghill is now
attending Goodman Memorial Theatre in Chicago. She is considered the
school's most outstanding student, and
has been appraised as the most promising actor-director in the United
Also on the list are Arthur Hill,
now on the London Stage, and Sidney
Risk, founder of Everyman Theatre
and former director of Baintff School
of Fie Arts. He will direct this year's
anniversary play. »
the second session of Assembly. This
question has tended to be overshadowed by recent and more spectacular
Students from Canada and overseas
will have an opportunity for constructive   suggestions.
Most remarkable feature of this
second Assembly ls the fact that
countries that comprise the Assembly
will be represented by students from
Students from Ethiopia, Groat Bilt-
ain, India, Peru, Pakistan, Mexico,
The Netherlands, China, Sweden and
other nations are joining in the attempt to demonstrate tho poasibiliies
of international co-operation between
peoples of all nations.
Mr. Geoffrey Davies, a graduate of
Cambridge University and a professor of History and International
Studies at UBC, will be president
of the Model Assembly.
Secretary-General will be Michael
Hind-Smith, third year honour student of International Studies. Hind-
Smith is responsible for the organisation and presentation of the Assembly.
Daphne Syson, fourth year student
of History who has assisted in the
arrangements Ibr the last two sessions,
will be the Assistant to the Seoretar-
PRE-MED SOCIETY will present
a special film entitled "Oxygen Therapy" in Physics 800, at 12:30 p.m.
Film outline* the administration
and uses of oxygen in medicine.
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Landslides Ends Final Lap
InSmallest AMS Election
Students Soundly Slayed
At MadcapMoronte Meet
Quacking ducks, husky male choruses, and the inimitable
"Hoosier Hot Shots" made the Kickapoo Club's first pep rally
a thing to remember.
Brand new booster club on campus,
Debating Begininng
For Legion Trophy
Debating Is rife once again on the
campus this time for the Legion
Trophy competition. •
The trophy was donated laat year
by campus Canadian Legion Branch
72 to promote lnter-faculty debating.
Arts, winners last year, will have
stiff competition from nine other
teams entered.
Debate* Will take place during noon
hour until March. 3. the competition
should help to stimulate more interest in debating at UBC. It should also
pave the wty tor entry of strong debating teams ln the future.
UBCs debuting team won the McGoun Cup this year.
Last year only six teams were entered to vie for the Legion Trophy
butrwlth the' addition of four mote
teams a tougher ahd more keen battle
among the faculties it assured. All
Students are Ipvited to sit in on thc
debates and five added encouragement to the teams.
presents "Operetta Selections" on Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the MenY Club
room Brook Hall.
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UBC Man Crashes
Lights With New
A film, written, directed and photographed by third-year
arts student, Stanley Fox and Peter Varley, student of the
Vancouver School of Art, had its "world premiere" in the
Manhattan, last Sunday.
"* Title of the half-hour film is "In
the Daytime"-and was made with the
intention of capturing the atmosphere
of Vancouver during a "day off" during the summertime. Not a glossy
travelogue showing the cherry blossoms in Stanley Park and the blue
mountains, the film shows people
boarding a picnic cruiser, sitting on
the steps of the library,*or just sleeping in Victory Square. The strained
hustle ahd bustle of the city has been
largely avoided, and a casual summer mood prevails.
Newman Club To
Conduct Book Drive
A drive to collect clothes and book;
for European students is being conducted by ISS and the Newman Club
The drive, which began this week
will last until Saturday, February
25. Daily collections will be made
from boxes located in the Arts Bundling, Aggie Building, Bus-Stop, Cafeteria, the Brook, Newman Club, anc
at the ends of the Parking Lots.
Students with large collection.-
should phone Pat BUewett, Alma 2058Y
or Jane Banfield, Kerrisdale 1849, and
arrangements will be made to collect
Objectiv   tfoer vdelehOetaoltnaoitac
Objective of the drive is one ton
of clothing to be sent to Europe.
Commerce Banquet
Tickets Available
Tickets for the annual Commerce
banquet go on sale this week.
The banquet will be held In the
Hotel Vancouver at 8:15 p.m. on February  23.
It is expected that 600 will attend,
composed of 350 businessmen and
250 students.
The original banquet held in 1940
had as guests 50 businessmen and
Last year's banquet had 700 in attendance but it was found that such
large numbers were impossible to
handle in the space available.
The verse commentary was written
by Vanrouver poet-playwright, Norman Newton and is spoken by Roy
Daniells, head of the Department of
English. The film took nine months
to make and has been entered in the
Second Annual Film Awards Contest
in Toronto. Last year another film
on which Fox and Varley worked,
■'Suite Two" won honourable mention in the amateur class.
Stanley Fox, who is majoring in
history and English, has been making films since he was in high school.
One of his first was a surrealistic
comedy about hilarious hobos and
pie-throwers. For a number of years
he has been actively associated wjth
the Film Society. Next summer he
hopes to work for the National Film
Besides making films, he is interested in music and photography. Last
year a number of his photographs
were displayed in the university art
Klckapoo's have the spirit which UBC
so sorely needs.
Pep rally got under way with the
climatic entrance of a male chorus in
Model T and Model 'A' Fords of
unknown vintage. Chorus rendered
their Version of "There's Nothing
Like a Dame" accompanied by 2nd
Year Arts student, Jan Olstn, who
was the "dame there was nothing
Doug Franklin handled the MC
duties in fine fashion, especially the
Chinese auction for o fluffy-feathered
duck. RadSoc could use that duck's
talents. It never muffed a line.
Wally Beck and Bill St. John collaborated with Jan Olsen in a skit
to encourage students to attend the
Stanford-UBC rugger match tomorrow
and Saturday.
High point of the rally mt the
famous Hoosier Hot Shots. The quack
quartet kept the student? howling
with their sly and sometimes not so
sly humor.
Whipping through at) extensive program of corny but cure music, the
Hot Shots showed their musical talent when they vocalized on "Someday" and "Dear Hearts and Gentle
Windup of the successful rally came
when rugger coach Albert Laithewaite was presented with "Kickapoo,"
the duck auctioned to Bill Sparling.
Rally was handled and organised
by Wally Beck, campus law student
and Bill St. John, active first year
arts student.
Al McMillan's orchestra provided
music for early arrivals.
Two Pluses Don't
Make a Negative
Did you ever debate with two af-
'Irmatives arid -no negative?
Participants in the Inter-Undvorsity
Debating League in Ontario and Quebec found themselves doing just that.
It seems the constitution was amended but only one side knew of it.
Two affirmative teams arrived at
Bishops University and the two negative teams at McGill.
'   The team carried on and judging
was based on style and presentation.
Topic: "Resolved that the welfare
state is a threat to Canadian liberties."
Students Speak On
Town Meeting Here
Town meeting is coming to UBC
on Friday, February 17.
Topic to be discussed will be "What
should you do about Civil Liberties
in Canada?" Student speakers on the
broadcast will be Marney Oliver,
vice-president of UBC's Civil Liberties Union, Arthur Peacey, executive
member of the CLU, Douglas Jung,
law student and Dennis Sheppard,
law student and president of Liberal
Discussion starts at 8 p.m, In Double
Committee room of Brock Hall, will be
transcribed and broadcast over CJOR
Saturday, February 25.
Independent radio stations across
Canada will carry the program, Sponsor of Town Meeting will be UBC
Branch of Civil Liberties Union.
Ostrom, Wright Win Athletic
Cy McGuire Takes Over CUSC
Students elected four remaining seats to Council yesterday
in one of the, smallest polls in the history of the university.
Only 2100 students cast their ballot.
In voting for Chairman of Men's Athletic Association, Brock
Ostrom swept tho polls receiving more than two thirds of the
total vote.
Ostrom won every poll with a total polled „vote of 841
while his only opponent, Bill Sparling polled 372.
Cy McGuire, second year law student, piled up a 108 vols)
plurality to edge out Tom Franck for chairmanship of the
Undergraduate Societies Committee in third-round AMS voting
last night.  ^.
Brock Ostrom, basketball manager, out-voted Bill Sparling
by more than 2-1 to capture the presidency of the Men's Athletic Association and chairmanship of the Men's Athletic Directorate. "'
Milne Out First
In USC voting, Lea Milne, coordinator for USC this year,
was eliminated on the first ballot. At this point McGuire led
by 49 votes.
McGuire forged ahead when Miss Milne's second choioea
were distributed under the preferential balloting system. Final
count was: McGuire 917, Franck 799.
Noni Donaldson, won WUS voting in a landslide over her
only opponent Pam McCorkell.
Donaldson 2 to 1
Donaldson polled 369 votes to McCorkell's 192.
Only comment Soph member Elva Plant could moke on the
elections was "Hurray."
In WAA treasurer election Diane Bancroft also swept ell
polls with a 297 majority over Elenore Nyholm.
"This election looked like one of the lowest (in number oi
votes) ever recorded in AMS history," said Chief Returning
Officer Hugh Cameron.
Two by Acclamation
Two offices were filled by acclamation in this year'i elections. They were position of 'Junior Member which went.to
Ivan Reid Feltham when he was unopposed. Ed Pederson,
brother of 1948-49 LSE president and present secretary of
LSE was acclaimed Chairman of LSE when he was: unopposed
for that position.
Mimi Wright won in the three way race for Women's Ath-
offered a scholarship to McGill but decided to come to UjBC.
Last year she won a Physical Ed Scholarship. She will serve
letic Association Chairman. On first count she led her nearest
opponent by 53 votes. Maureen Bray went out on the first ballot.
In the second count Miss Wright had 310 while Bim Sehrodt
had 247.
In a special interview with the Ubyssey, Brock Ostrom
could only smile and then smile again. •   : v -   •
"I am glad I won," said the popular resident of Fort Camp.
Give My All
"I have only participated in intramural sport but I want
to give my all for UBC."
A member of Delta Upsilon, Ostrom was three and a half
years in the RCAF arid RCN Fleet Air Arm.
He is a Physical Ed major.
Mimi Wright, a graduate of Trail High School was once
on council in hev junior year.
She is very active in all sports and plays a trumpet with
UBC Symphony Orchestra.
Cy McGuire, USC Chairman elect, is a second year law
Complete Council
Today's elections completed 1950-51 Student Council.
The complete lineup of Student Councillors is as folows:
President John Haar, Treasurer John McKinnon, LSE
president Ed Pedersen, WUS Noni Donaldson, WAA representative Mimi Wright, MAD Brock Ostrom, Soph Member
Charlie Flader, Junior Member Ivan Reid Feltham who was
selected by acclamation, Secretary, Jo-Anne Strutt, Coordinator Jim Midwinter and Cy McGuire as CUSC. Exofficlo positions of Publicatons Board Editor-in-Chief and Public Relations
Officer are still to be filled by appointment.
A warning was issued by Kay McDonald, Chairman fit
the Elections Committee for candidates to read election rules
in relation to posters being taken down.
"They all have to come down right away," she said. A complete breakdown of election returns will be found on page
three of today's Ubyssey.
Free 'Bonus Ball' In Armouries This Saturday
Treasurer Walt Ewing will share
AMS gains with the student body Saturday night, in thc form of a free
"Bonus Ball" put on with profits from,
Freshman Orientation nnd Homecoming weeks.
Ewing told the Ubyssey, "This is
the first time in history that a profit
has been made en Frosh Orientation,
and we figured that we would give it
back to students in the way of a bonus.
If they go for it, we might try it
again "
Milo Carter ond orchestra will be
music makers for the occasion, forming a background for the Freshettes
Chorus, These are Shore Buhler, Jane
Wilson, Joan Vickers, Joy Foreman,
Mimi McCormack, Mary Prevost, and
Joan Roes.
UBC   and   Stanford   Rugby   teams
will appear as guests. In the Council's words "everybody is a special
This will wind up a week of activities provided for Stanford players.
11:30 lectures will stop at 12:00 noon
Friday so  that students  may  attend
UBC-Stanford rugby game in the
Stadium. Thunderbird hoopsters invade Bellingham at 4 p.m. today, and
a return game will be played here
A second UEC-Stanford rugby tussle
is on  the agenda  for Saturday, fol
lowing   snake   parades   and   a   pre-
game dinner.
In reference to the Bonus Ball, final
event of the week, future president
John Haar said "I think this is a good
idea, because it will be a chance to
give something to all of the students
ut the best possible time." Page 2
Thursday, February 16, 1950
The Ubyssey
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Bouquets To Legion
Public Helations Officer Bob Currie has
suggested to the Honorary Activities Awards
CdiWnittee that the USC branch of the Canadian Legion be given an award for their
valuable contribution to campus life,    -
If such a move is made, the award would
'bt, -made en masse and not to individual
legionaires. Only individual scrolls and not
pins would be given to the members.
The Ubyssey heartily seconds Mr. Curve's nomination and hopes'that the Awards
OaWmittee will break precedent by granting
his Request. Probably no other campus group
his contributed so much to life at UBC as
has the Legion.
'Now that enrollment of student veterans
is decreasing on the campus, students could
have expected that the Legion's contribution
would decrease. But such has not been the
case, as students have doubtless observed
this year. Instead, the Legion's activities, if
anything, have become more active.
As Currie has pointed out, to mention
only a few things, the Legion has donated
$1000 to the War Memorial Gymnasium Fund,
had married vets pensions increased, and
contributed three presidents to the AMS.
Surely these and the many other things
the Legion has done for UBC deserve some
recognition. One small way in which student
body can show their appreciation is by granting them an Honorary Activities Award.
: 12 Noon Today
Today on the soggy, mud-crusted field
as the UBC Stadium, UBC's Thunder-
Wdi will take on big, burly Stanford University. The game Will be the first of a three-
game English rugby exhibition series, the
second'of which will be played Saturday. The
the third tussle will take place at Stanford
In the near future.
Stanford has nine football players on
their rugby team and from their height and
weight it ia all too evident that the 'Birds
are no match for them in this field.
But in another, that of experience, we
think the 'Birds are masters beside Stanford.
With the educated toe of Hilary Wofherspoon
and the savy of his other 14 team mates behind him, (he game will probably be one of
the best on record.
Game time is 12 noon.
Lectures will be cancelled at that time.
It's less than a five minute walk to the
Stadium from any point on the campus.
We'll be expecting you.
While The Sun Shines   by vie hay
Jack Jarvis, a Seattle columnist, is a
man with an unusual and interesting hobby,
so much so that Collier's magazine devoted
an article to him last year.
Mr. Jarvis has his own little print-shop,
and it is here that his hobby was born, for
he makes and distributes to his friends hundreds of beautifully printed membership cards
to non-existent organizations. It is a rare
thing to find a Seattle newsman who does
ia!* have 8 pocketfull of these whimsical
cards, all. of which have one thing in com-
«wn; en the face of each is printed "Void if
signed by Jack Jarvis, Seattle." As there are
About a thousand people on his mailing list,
he devised this little subterfuge to avoid
^writer's cramp.
There is a card for almost every occasion.
For the person who refuses to join any organization there is "Esteemed Exalted Grand
Supreme Benevolent Fraternal Independent
Protective Patriotic Order of Non-Joiners."
Additional caption reads, "Unimpressed Menv
The "I've Met a Lot of Veterans of the
Frst World War and They're Liars, Too,
Association" speaks for itself, as do the card.:
for the "I've Met a Lot of Politicians (celebrities, generals, admirals, movie stars, etc.)
and I'm not Impressed Association."
There are the "Society of the Dpnted
Halo" (Part-time Sinner) and "Alcoholics
-Obvious." The American Society of Sidewalk
"Superintendents" is associated with "Bill
Aboard Watchers," but neither has any relationship to the "League for the Suppression
r>f Palsies," nor the "Society of Chronic Mal-
con tents.
There are infinite numbers of these cards.
but there is room for a good many more.
If someone could print them here on the
campus he would fulfil a long-felt need. And
he wouldn't run short of ideas, either. I have
a bagfull of them right here in my desk.
We couldhave, for instance, a "Let's Have
Bigger Helpings of Better Food in the Cafeteria, Cheaper, Club," or an "Association for
the Resurrection of Good Stories That Are
Sent in in Time but Never Get Published in
the Ubyssey, Anyway."
This thing has almost endless possibilities; how about "The Greeks Are Just Like
Anyone Else, Only Richer Club," or the
"I've Got An Empty Car, But the Hell With
You When It's Raining, Joe, Association."
There could well be "The Essay Ghost-
Writers' Protective League," and the "Fraternal Order ef Artsmen Who Aint Very
Arty." I rather like the "You Can't Chuck
Me Out, Professor, You Were Late Yesterday
Yourself Club."
A card that I don't think will ever be
printed bears "The Thank God! An Interesting Textbook At Last, Club."
A popular number would be "The Association For the Suppression of Examination
Post-Mortems," or the "League for iVs Abolition of Gigglers in the Library."
We could always print a card With "Let's
See Council Members Make Good Their Election Boosts Club" (Put Up or Shut Up
Division). Just for laughs, a committee could
be formed to check on elected representatives
during the year, to ascertain whether or not
the promises that were scattered like chaff in
th wind during campaigning have been carried out. Wouldn't that be funny?
What's Gomg On   by bob tussel
Letters To The Editor
Last April the Vancouver Little
Theatre produced a show called "Pickup Girl" that packed the house. It
was presented as a 'problem play,' or
a play of ideas.
The problem was a judge's attempts
to reclaim a teen-age girl who had
got mixed up In the wrong frowd
and had allowed herself to be seduced
by an insidious villein twice her age.
The action ef tihe play took place in
the courtroom.
Mechanically, the girl's parents, her
friends, the seducer, were more or less
analyzed. It was shown that the parents were responsible, that the seducer was responsible, and that in a
vague and unclear way society was
This discussion ef the Juvenile delinquency problem was as 'flat, stale
and unprofitable' as a meal at the
cafeteria, and just as unsatisfying.
Where the playwright should have
been accurate and fearless in his
analysis of the problem, he was
vague, timid and reactionary. He
concentrated his art on painting the
details of the seduction ln such a
way that H was possible to get a
pallid vicarious satisfaction from them,
Obviously the playwright had used
the theme as an excuse to titillate his
The spectators, playing the same
game as the 'playwright, told themselves that they were indulging in the
problem of the day, and received a
vague feeling that in seing a problem illustrated they were in faet doing something about It.
The next day, they were unable
to do anything about the problem,
because it was so vague and sentimentally presented. .
But while they were in the theatre,
they fooled themselves. They were
seeing living drama, they told themselves, drama with a message of today for them, ln reality they were
seeing sex on, the stage, and they
were given an excuse not to be embarrassed by it. How nice for them!
, The structure of the play was em-
barrasslngly crude. Characterization
was poor, but the young actors played their roles wllh the fervour of a
temperance woman launching on a
crusade. The play was considered a
grand success, and very 'worth-while'
by both public and our so called
Of Necessity?
Editor, Dear Sir:
Instead of the never ending flow
of directives issued by the university
on ways and means to save funl and
light, why doesn't the administration
adjust the .thermostaits on the hot
water heating tanks,
Tap water in all buildings is at a
temperature slightly   less  than  boiling.
Is this necessary?
B.  W. S„ 4 Com.
And Again!
Editor, Dear Sir:
I'd like to add my brick to the wall
of supporting approval due to Dorothy Somerset and 'her grjup (or their
production of "Masses and Man."
I should also like to indidaite my
personal approval of the introduction
of progressive theatre to the campus.
A pitt on the back also to both Bob
Russel and The Ubyssey for tho
championing of Miss Somerset's cause.
Yours  sincerely,
Frank  A.  Darknell,
Arts IV.
Anybody who had given ten minutes thought to the problem of juvenile delinquency whould have been
bored by the play. Were the problem play, or the play of Ideas, to be
judged by this Insipid effort, we
would be right in assuming that it
has no place in our theatre.
Unfortunately we don't get a chance
to see a real problem play. The problem play deals with contemporary
problems, snd these change. I'd like
to see « good play ef ideas about the
mountain differential, er about the
unjemptoyment problem—not Galsworthy's written thirty years ago
about labour-management squabbles
ut-Britain but one written this year
about Canada's three hundred thousand who are pounding the streets.
'But were such a play to be had, it
wouldn't gait produced. Cut amateur
theatre le in the hands of middle-age
society women with little or no training ln theatre direction and no greater
amount of knowledge about today's
problems. Bach day they pass by the
editorial page quickly in hunting for
the society notices. ,
These rabblers In culture are encouraged in their efforts by the Dominion Drama festival, which each
year sinks great gobs of money to decide whe hm dabbled most artistically.
Since these directors have seen only
naturattsfte plays, and have never developed theatrical imagination, they
are unable fo rise above naturalism.
For them naturalism is the pinnacle of
good theatre. They art mentally Ill-
equipped to handle the thoughts presented (by the contemporary playwrights with something to say. They
go on producing the old plays rewritten
and presented under new titles, and
the old plays. Compare a 19th century
Shaw or leben play with our usual
mid-30th centaury fare. The 'develop-
'menu are slight and usually for the
Our problem is to get drama out
of their puerile and Sykes-like grasp
before they fawn fhe life out of it.
We mutt train an audience. We.must
train competent directors.
Vancouver schools are doing an admirable job in developing tomorrow's
audience. It has recently been madia
compulsory that each high schdbl
must offer drama as an elective.
Everyman Theatre has been employed
to present drama to the public school
children, and are doing a very food
job under the competent direction of
Sidney Risk.
The university is, of ooiirset, the
logical place to train confpetent directors. Here we can combine training
in the humanities with technical
training in the production of plays.
UBC is not making any effort to
train these directors. Teacher training
exposes a select few to it, but they
are selected as teachers and not as
A director should have a strong
background in the history of theatre.
He should know what's going on in
other countries. He should be taught
stage management, the rudiments of
acting. Something about business
•management and should be exposed
to contemporary phttosephy, with the
accent on ethics. He should understand the other art forms. And, of
course, be must know how to handle
a rehearsal.
This catalogue of qualities could be
presented in four years at tha university, with the meat promising
students going on to do MA work.   '
Then the government woatd flhd
dt a wise investment to put these
trained directors on a salary and send
them to the various towns ind ctties
across Canada, instead of sinking all
that money into the drama festival.
Then we might see problem plays,
new plays from other countries, jflays
that demanded and received Imaginative production, instead flf the rbl-
de-rol ijiat is presented every time
an amateur group tries a contemporary \
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Page 3
Government By Plebisite
Scored By Clergyman
"Government by plebiscite is not democracy,"' was the
statement of Pr. A. E. Cooke yesterday at the SCM's weekly
lecture in Arts 100.
Speaking on "A Case for Sunday's," <S—— '	
Dr. A. E. Cooke said that the public
How You Voted
PINCH arid PIMCH . . . . By HAP
is not always well informed. Their
voting on such issues would only be
Indicated unprejudiced thinking.
When such a case is brought forward to the government, their thinking would bring all sides of the question.'
Sir. Cooke also made the point that
a good government representative
does not always do the thing that the
voters in his constituent wants. He
Judges the things brought up in parliament according to his intelligence
and consciousness.
He refuted argument ■ that Alderman Proctor put forward against the
Lord's Day Act. Proctor stated that
the act rs old and antiquated and that
It Was brought over from Europe in
the 17th century.
The doctor pointed out that a res-
possible government in 1006 passed the
Loft's Say Act with the backing of
the labour movements in Canada. The
Trades and Labour Congress with
the backing of the church had this
act passed in parliament by the largest
majority of votes any motion ever
had In the government houses.
The main idea that motivated this
group to pass this act was that for
one day a week there should be freedom from toil.
Delving further into hts topic, Cooke
emphasized that nowhere in the Lord's
Day Act was there anything that prevented sports or hunting on Sunday.
What this act did prevent was the
commercialization of sports.
If movies and professional sports
are to be opened Sunday, they should
be opened with the interest of the
people at hsart. Admission into these
events should be free, but of course,
owners and managers of these various
phases of entertainment want to exploit these, the people for their own
capital gatjns, and not for the interests of the people.
Dr. Cooke concluded his speech by
stating,  "nation's 'that  lose Sunday,
l:se its soul."
rtwind tU (fanfiM
\ u-J
"Nw> I know where 'Fine
Arts Y go for lectures"
Egbert can't see why anyone prefers
Bebop to Bartok or juke joints to music
appreciation lectures. But the one thing
he does understand has bothered everyone from Palestrina to Prokofieff —
money management.
For the past four years he's been learning "Practical Economics" at "MY
BANK". Now he shoves away those
sheckels in his Bof M savings account
with metronome monotony — he's got
the problem of smooth running finance*
down to a fine art.
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Arts Building ..'.      72
Bus Stop      51
Engineering       52
Physics   133
Auditorium   197
Brock Hall   120
TOTAL  625
2nd Count  174
2nd TOTAL  799
, 58
Nations General Assembly asks main atomic
powers to continue private consultations, to
find a basis pr international atomic control.
Arts Building
Bus Stop
Arls Building
Bus   Stop
• 27
2nd  count
2nd Total
Arts Building
Bus Stop
S ji
81 22
12 17
14 17
40 15
138 97
84 25
369 192
Arts  EMllding
Bus Stop    «
Total.   .
Liberials Cain Slim Margin
In Mock Parliament Voting
Liberal Club led balloting in elections for Mock Parliament
yesterday by 7 seats. Progressive Conservatives followed with
13 seats, one seat ahead of the CCF club and the LLP club
trailed with three seats.
Liberal platform, as stated in yes-*>
terday's Ubyssey pointed out a need
for the solution of Canada's unemployment problem, and the establishment of a National Labor Code. They
also advocStsd atomic control and a
scholarship slheme en a DVA plan.
They intend to start a series of satirical events for the purpose of attacking certain government actions
that are not approved of by the campus club.
A statement from Dennis Sheppard,
president of tho Liberal Club says:
"We wil) ask federal aid for students.
One of our aims is to satirize- many
government acts of which we are not
in approval."
There is a rumour of coalition of
Liberals and Conservatives in view of
the larger number of seats won by
the CCF and LPP combined.
Joe Lotzkar, president of the CCF
Club believes that the CCF Club did
not receive a majority due to the
class nature of the campus. There is
an absence of student veterans, Lotzkar says, and the other working class
elements who had the opportunity to
■attend UBC in war and post war years.
The situation has 'materially shifted
to the more privileged class of people.
A prominent student on the campus
who prefers to remain anonymous,
called attention to the fact that the
platforms of the Liberal Club and the
CCF resemble one another in many
Liberal 20 Seats
Pro. Conservatives 13 Seats
CCF   11   Seats
LPP 3 Seats
Jack Howard, president of th? LPP
Club stated: that although the vote
for the other three parties decreased
by a large percentage, the LPP vote
increased by 10 percent. He said that
more people are realizing that tiie only
difference between the CCF and the
other two parties, particularly on
foreign policy, is only the jargon they
—"I see where those U.N. guys are gonna keep Mi tatkhtg about
this atom bomb ,.."
—"Well, at least they ain't thrown it yet."
There will be an important godf
meeting Friday, February 17 at 12:30
p.m. in the Double Committee Room,
upstairs in the Blrock at the South
catchy tunes floating around at present fbr the people who like their
music simple enough to whistle or
Among these is the now-familiar
Bibbide-Bobblde-Boo, from the new
Walt Disney film, "Cinderella." Bluebird has issued a record featuring
Ilene Woods, the gal who does the
job In the movie itself, with the
Woodsmen and Harold Mooney's orchestra.
Ilene presents the tricky lyrics in a
very pleasing style, with perfect diction. The flip-over" of this side is
So This h Lave—the waltz from the
big ball scene in the film—sung again
by.Ilene Woods, with carressing musical accents to a tasteful accompaniment by Harold Mooney and ork, This
disc is a Bluebird, 30-0019.
tin blend two of the best voices in the
popular field today to present the
clever novelty with real hit possibilities, I Said My Pyjamas (and put
or. my prayers). The dry humor they
exude is quite charming as they tell
:f the absent-minded confusion love
brings about.
On the reverse side, Have 1 told Yqu
Lately, they swing into a hillbilly
mood, singing a country love song with
all the warmth and down-to-earth
appeal of these two great popular
singers. Both Tony and Fran have
clicked in a big way on their own,
and now both sides of this platter
demonstrate what is making them the
outstanding pair of warblers. Victor
has   recorded  That  Lucky  Old  Sun
with such depth of understanding as
Louis Armstrong. One can actually
visualize him standing in a field of
cam with a weary body and with
sweat trickling clown his forehead as
he offers up his prayer to the sun.
This gem is backed by Blueberry Hill,
with Louis again singing the lyrics,
with Gordon Jenkin's orchestra.
Louis' mellow intonation of this
tune promises it a comeback. Decca
Letters To
The Editor
Dear Sir: ,
The Varsity Outdoor Club beW a
skating party last night. The party was
open to everybody on the caMfcus,
but from the point et view of attendance it was not a success. Perhajp
the main reason for the small attendance was the fact that aot on* word
about the part appeared in The Ubyssey. t
Walter Roots, our member-at-large,
took the trouble to submit the notice
twice, once in time fbr tiie Friday
issue, and once for the Tuesday isstfe.
He was disappointed.
I know, Mr. EdMer, that you are
occupied with weightier issues than
our little party, but I feel that If you
could induce your underlings to smarten up, other clubs might be spared
the frustration and financial loss that
were suffered by us.
Yours truly,
Jim Altken,
President, Varsity Outdoor
ED. NOTE: The Ubyssey endaaviuii
to give adequate publicity to all eampus groups who desire it. Seeing the
proper person and having your notice
properly typed out helps immeasw-,
Monday, February 20—FIELD HOUSE
1. Sigma Foo vs Robots
2. Arts 1 B vs Chem Eng
4:30 p.m.-FIELD HOUSE
1. Beta A vs Phi Delt A
2. Zebss A vs Arts Senior
Tuesday, February 21-FVLD ftOUSE
1. Arts 1 A vs DU B
2. Aggie vs Arts Senior
1. Forestry vs Termites
4:30 p.m.-FIELD HOUSE
, 1. V C F vs Beta B
2. Fort Camp B* vs Arte 1 8
Wednesday, February 22—OYM
1. Psi U vs A T O
4:30 p.m.-FIELD HOUSE
1. D U A vs Kats
2. Newman B vs Beta B
Thursday, Feb. 23—FIELD HOUSE
1. Dekes vs Chinese Club
2. Mu Phi vs Architects
4:30 p.m. - FIELD HOUSE
1. Phi Delt B vs Termites
2. Sigma Foo vs Chem Engs
Friday. Febbruary 24—FIELD HOUSE
1. Eng 2 vs Forestry
2. Pre-Med vs Aggie
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FAMILIAR FIGURES AROUND UBC campus will be putting everything they have against
Stanford Indians today at 12:00 p.m. in the Stadium. Assembled group are back row: Roy
North (assistant manager), Ralph Martinson, Tiny Ward (assistant trainer), Stan Clarke, Marshall Smith, Hilary Wotherspoon, Austin Taylor, Bob Dunlop, Johnny Owen (trainer), Russ
Latham, Hugh Greenwood, Albert Laithewaite (coach). Middle row: Alex Price, Bill Blake,
Bill Allard, Jack Smith, Dick Ellis, Frank Watt. Front row: Barry Downs (associate manager),
Bill Sainas, Chris Dailn, Les Hempsall, Keith Turnbull, John Tennant, Jim Robertson (associate
Grid Strength Will Be
Tested By Rugger Skill
Twenty Visiting Indians Well
Prepped for 'Bird lilt Today
Big test for Stanford Indians rugger team Thursday when
they pair off with the UBC Thunderbirds is whether their
squad of American football converts can equal the long standing skill of local team.
Nine members of the Stanford team
who were playing with the Indian
grid team before Christmas will add
drive as well as weight to the visiting
rugger squad.
Thunderbirds, far outclassed in
weight, will have to rely on their
many years of skill and experience
in this traditionally UBC sport to
overcome the Indian might.
Coach Albert Laithewaite, knowing
what kind of competition to expect
from the visitors, has reason to
worry over the physical condition of
his charges.
Lack of practice time because of
weather conditions might prove injurious to the local squad who have
not been used to the hard knocks
that can cnly be gained and withstood  in  actual play.
But the Stanford team, twenty
strong, have had ample time and
good weather to practice for this
event. Add the highly trained grid
stars to their roster and the result
Is a big threat to UBC.
Among the football converts from
Stanford are Wes Poulson, Ed Dylin,
John Fosekrams, Dick Abraham, all
linemen and all weighing around 200
Backfield  stars  Boyd  Benson,   Bill
DeYoung, and end Bill McColl combine weight  with  speed.
Poulson, letterman tackle on the
Varsity, hit an even 200 pounds while
Culin, lightest of the linemen converts,
weighing only 195, also filled the
tackle  spot.
Defensive centre Rosekrans, 203
pounds, will be invaluable in the
Indian scrum as will Dick Abraham,
who played both defensive and offensive centre for the Varsity.
Boyd Benson earned starting spot
at halfback on the Indian squad last
fall. The 162 pound Ibroken field runner was second highest scorer for the
Indian  Gridders.
First string fullback on the Varsity
is the boast of 205 pound Bill De-
Young Who led his mates in |round
gained last fall.
End Bill McColl handlod most of
thc kicking assignments and will be
used in this capacity in the rugger
team when they play 'Birds today.
UBC Soccer Squads
In Action Saturday
UBC soccer eleven will be
back in strip Saturday after
their enforced holiday because
of snow.
Varsity. UBC's entry In the First
Division Vancouver and District Soccer League, are billed to play against
the top of the league Kerrisdak
squad in a game starting at 2:15 p.m
at Kerrisdale Park, 41st and Elm.
Manager Gordie Baum has made
sure that the boys have kept in training during the layoff and the team
appears to be in the peak of condition. The team will go into the second half of the schedule backed by
a win in their last game before Christmas when they triumphed over thc
St. Helen's crew.
There will be no changes in the
players but Baum has hinted at n
change in the line-up positions.
Bobbie Moulds, who received two
offers from downtown teams to wear
thdr strip and refused both will be
playing in tho inside-right position
when the starting whistle blows on
The second string UBC eleven stay
on the campus Saturday afternoon tc
l^lay host to the Marpole soccerites.
Although they have not been able
to form a winning squad so far this
season, the boys are still trying tc
click on a scoring and winning type
of game.
Game time is 2:30 p.m. on the soccer
field at tho end of the Mall.
Half time entertainment at the
Western Washington-UBC Thunderbirds this Saturday night will
consist of a Gym and Dfcnce Display put on by the Physical Education students.
There "will also be a preliminary
game between Western Washington Frosh and UBC Braves.
Editor This Issue: DANNY GOLDSMITH
Grudge Battle Mooted
For Viking Contests
Thunderbird activity in the Evergreen Conference basketball loop takes on the aspect,of a series of "grudge battles" this
weekend as the Birds meet the Vikings of Western Washington
in a two game series. *
Monday, February 20
1. Forestry vs Eng 2
2. Arts Senior vs Alpha Delts
Tuesday, February 21
1. Eng 1 vs Kats
2. Pharmacy vs Robots
Wednesday, Febunry 22
1. Termites vs Trail
2. Betas vs Koots   ,
The first game will take place in
Bellingham on Friday night and then
both teams will return to Vancouver
for the second game on Saturday
Last year the Birds lost to Bellingham by three points in the dying
moments of the game at UBC. When
the Bird played in Bellingham, however, they had the Vikings all the
way and won the game by a 47-38
The Vikings will be bringing with
them two outstanding guards in the
persons of Stan Peterson and Jerry
Peterson is rated as one of the
best shots in the Conference and UBC
fans will remember the play-making
of 200 pound Jerry Starr.
Just how the results of the games
will come out is a moot question. It
is certain that both teams will be
putting their all into it. The Birds
will be out to partially avenge the
football defeat that the Birds took
at the hands of the Vikings in tiie
However, the Vikings will be out
to avenge last year's defeat on their
own maple courts.
In arty event it looks like another
good opportunity to go south and
taste some more of that great old
American . . . "hospitality."
UBC Navy Men Beat
Victoria Visitors
In Day of Sports
All-Navy sports day was held
in Vancouver over the weekend when UBC division of the
UNTD hosted the Victoria College Naval Reserve group in
the first round of a home-and-
home series of sports.
Coming over on the HMCS Sault
Ste. Marie, the Victoria College Reserves put up a good fight against
the local navy men, but could not
beat the UBC sailors.
During the afternoon the two navy
teams competed in a game of deck
hockey in which the Victoria boys
came otft on top, 7-5. Ted Kleser of
UBC received a broken clavicle bone
during the hockey gariie.
Later on in the afternoon, the Island sailors lost to UBC gobs in volleyball. Two out of the the 3 games
went to HMCS Discovery.
During the evening, the UBC boys
put on a good show as they went
ahead   to  beat  the  Island  Invaders
in Basketball, 27-19.
At King Ed
Femme Hoopers
Play Off With
UBC Thunderettes, winners
of the Girls' Inter "A" basketball, start their playoffs to-
morow night against Majorettes.
The game will be played at King
Ed and will start at 8:30 p.m.
UBC femme hoopsters have won
all their games this year, except for
one. The first game of the year they
lost to the Marjorettes.
The Thunderettes can prepare for a
tough fight from the Majorettes in
their three game playoffs. The opposing team came a close second to
UBC's hocperettes in the league playing and will not surrender easily to
the campus girls.
Koots Take Top
Shuttle Finals
Koots established themselves
as the top team in intramural
badminton by sweeping through
both the single and double
events in the final playoffs yesterday.
Ian McLeod, representing Koots ln
the singles, took three games to
eliminate Lee Pulos of Fiji.
Losing the first game 9-15, McLeod
came back to win the second match
15-7. Pulos rallied in the final game
but lost 15-12.
McLeod came out on top of 57
players who entered the singles tour*
Winners cf the doubles tournament
were also Koots who this time eliminated 2nd Engineers. It took only
two games to knock out Engineers.
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Thunderbirds won't be the only ones to play a basketball team from Western Washington College this Friday
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