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The Ubyssey Sep 24, 1954

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NO. 4
Brays Budget Boosts MAD Kitty
A federal offence akin to
that of tampering wiith the
Queen's mail was committed
on the campus Wednesday
when the flag was lowered to
half mast and an engineer's
sweater raised in place of it.
The president's office knew
of no reason why the flag
should have been lowered to
half mast and the building
and groudns office declared it
to be the prank of "some sort
of student."
Frosh O.K.
In Poll
In spite of the adverse opinions expressed recently about
hazing, students, including a
cross-section fit freshmen, queried in a Ubyssey poll today were
overwhelmingly in favor of continuing the practice.
Most answers were qualified
to the extent that the practice
does not get out of hand but felt
that it has not been too severe
this year.
Many students felt that hazing
is a part of university life and
that people expect it as a matter
of course. One person was from
a university where hazing was
banned and said she thought she
had missed something.
Not one freshman questioned
objected to initiation procedure
but rather felt it was part of the
The few who were against hazing objected on the premise
that it has been carried too far.
LSE Suffers Little;
Undergrads Take Cut
Men's Athletic Directorate will be $550 richer if AMS
Treasurer Ron Bray's 1954-55 budget is approved at next Thursday's AMS General Meeting.
At the same time, LSE, MAD's traditional rivals for a larger
purse, will be only $20 poorer.
.*■* i..**.#m^*kM.*' '*
ANOTHER FROSH NONENTITY signs her name for the 363rd time. This time for an introduction to a season of samovar tapping an j madipal fiancing with Slavonic Circle. The
shapely Slav on the left is displaying among other thiafs, a small cardboard doll. Incidently,
there is an interesting story connected with this doll. It is actually a model of Peter the
Great's third mistress, the daughter of an itinsranti sunflower seed gatherer who roamed the
steppes near Dnieperstoygrad (pronounced Dnieperstoygrad). Peter was' mad about sunflower, seeds. A record number of frosh signed up for a record number of clubs as
everyone from stanuch Conservatives to Campus Coolsters hawked their wares in the Ar-
—Photo by Mike Ames
mory Thursday. Oh yes, the occasion was Club Day.
Clubsters  Capers
Record Number
of Recruits
"It's the shots," said Janie
Wright, Arts 4. "The engineers
have become too highhanded and
are mentally retarded," she continued.
The odd student expressed the
opinion that hazing was okay as
long as they themselves were
left alone. "I don't give a damn
as long as I'm not thrown in the
pond," declared Ron Hansen,
Arts 4.
D. V. Allan, Commerce 2,
called hazing a natural phenomenon which is carried out by
other universities and was in
favor of it so lftng as no bodily
harm was done.
Gene Blomgren, Commerce 1,
expressed his views in one word
An original approach was
taken to the query by Al Boxer,
Arts 2. "It shows the spirit of
the individual as part of the university and shows he can take
it," he said.
(Continued on Page 3)
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French Circles spirited participation in Club Day yesterday
is brewing up a storm of trouble.
AMS President Dick Underhill
said yesterday that he would ask
the Student Investigating Committee to look into charges that
the Frenchmen were "enticing
members with French wine."
"I'm a bit of a wino myself,
but this sort of thing can't be
done," said Underhill, whose
duty it is to report the matter
to the investigating committee.
The AMS constitution strictly
forbids the drinking of liquor on
Last year a charge of drinking
liquor on the campus, levelled
against Social Credit leader Roy
Trimble, was thrown out of
Studeni Court.
Trimble had allegedly produced a bottle of beer during a
public debate in order to prove a
The'beer turned out to be tea.
day the annual Club Day cornpe
tition for money and members.
More than 1500 students milled around the Armouries where
the most extensive university
extra-curricular programme in
North American university was
displayed  in capsule form.
Clubs   used   various   methods
to sign up the frosh. The Varsity
Outdoor Club polled more than
Nearly   fifty   clubs   set. up   .- e*.      -       . .. . *
booths in the ArtndUrffes jtester- ^°° menrroers from iff pup teriT Latiti rythms could be tuned up
VOC members roamed around
in shorts and Swiss hats chanting "It's the water that makes
the difference" and assuring the
rain-soaked newcomers that the
displayed skiing equipment was
actually used.
Executive   Calls   Off
Annual CUS Smoker
Commerce Undergraduate Society will not hold their an-
lual smoker this year.
The Spanish Circle staged Latin American dances when the
George Taylor, CUS President, revealed Wednesday the
CUS executive has decided
against staging the event on the
grounds that it "has become
merely  a  financial  obligation."
"The students haven't been enjoying themselves at the smokers," he said.
Taylor said the executive had
been planning a "livelier" affair this year but had run into
opposition from the faculty.
Colin C. Gourlay, assistant
nead of Commerce Faculty, said
Wednesday, "The students have
decided they do not wish to have
Frosh Shy
With the deadline for frosh
nominations at 4:00 p.m. today,
freshmen have been too busy
abducting engineers to worry
about a Frosh Executive to act Buck
to drown out the jazz pouring
from  the next booth.
Jazz Society effectively drowned out competing Musical Society selections by setting up a
jazz combo in the middle of the
Frosh crowded to hear the
Campus Coolsters improvise on
jazz classics, while the Jazzsoc
secretaries happily collected
more than a hundred memberships from the entranced listeners.
Players Club dug out costumes
and stage back drops, and persuaded fifty stage struck students
to get into the acts.
A skilled piper who told several
gullible students that he was advertising the Czechoslovakian
Circle sheepishly admitted that
the squealing bagpipe music was
intended to entice new members
into the Varsity Kilt Band.
Political clubs' spokesmen
threw insults and literature at
opposing parties as they tried to
persuade dubious frosh that
Uncle Louis had it all over Tim
The cut in LSE's budget was
prbbaly prompted by the failure
of 19 LSE clubs to submit any
budgets to Bray by last Wednesday's deadline.
Thus the LSE will be allotted
virtually the same amount of
money—but with fewer mouths
to feed.
The International House budget however helps cover the deficit created. Their allotment will
be cut from $200 to $100.   *
Undergraduate Societies also
will feel Bray's budget axe, their
allotment being cut from $1.10
to $1.00 per student.
MAD, the cause of what could
develop into a prize budget
squabble, will receive $3.20 from
each student as opposed to last
year's $3.10.
The large LSE clubs were
kindly treated. Mussoc received
$1900 the same as last year, and
the Players also broke even with
a $1000 award. The University
Radio Society allotment was up-
ped from $5t)0 to $790.
The Varsity Outdoor Club received a $90 increase from last
year, and the Parliamentary Forum budget was likewise upped
from $400 to $490.
Geography Club, Forestry
Club, and VCF each will receive
$2 Oover last year's $10, and the
NFCUS Fuj^d,wUlJ»4«c»eeeed
from 20c to 39c per student.
Mamooks budget was cut from
$400 to $300.
'tween dosses
legally  for them.
There are five positions to
be filled, and so far only six
people   have   been   nominated,
a smoker--it is not my decision j with   only   one  nomination  for
but entirely theirs."
However, Taylor felt that the
students want a smoker but a
different type than has been
staged in the past.
The Campus Cupboard will
remain open during the evenings from 6 lo 9 p.m. on a trial
basis lo accommodate those staying on the campus after regular
closing  time.
Commencing next Monday the
shop will bo available during the
evenings said W. T. Irwin, manager of the eatery.
If the Cupboard is able to
operate during the one-inonth
trial period without losing money
Ihe late closing will be continued
The shop will close as usual
al   J.   p.m.   Saturdays.
president, George Ross.
Other nominees are: vice-
president, Pat Russell, Marguerite Mortimer, and Zoe Sekora,
Secretary-treasurer, Pat Brown,
and Men's Athletic Representative, Gerry Moulds.
No one has been nominated
for the position of Women's Athletic  Representative.
Candidates and their managers will meet with the elections
committee at 4:00 p.m. today,
and campaigning will start at
0:00 p.m. continuing until 5:00
p.m.  Tuesday.
Frosh will get an opportunity
to hear candidates speak at noon
Tuesday   in  F&G  100.
Voting will take place next
Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to
4:00 p.m. at polling booths located in the Brock, al Ihe Bus
Slop, in the Quad, and in front
oi the Library.
(Continued on Page 3)
And 'Birds
Twirling batons, a blaring new
varsity band and a bevy of
beautiful new cheerleaders will
be .the Pep Club's chief lure at
Birds kick off game with Seattle
Ramblers on Saturday at 2:30.
Football fans wlil have a
chance to view the cream of
the freshette crop when the
queen candidates parade at half
Preceding the cars will be
pert Charlotte Eyres, said to
twirl a real cool stick. Charlotte
is making her debut at the
game alone but will be joined
in future games by a hand picked crew of twirlers.
UBC's football queen Sylvia
Tremaine will hold the pigskin
tor Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie
who will kickoff to get Birds
home debut underway. •
Frosh to Slosh
At VOC Splash
will hold a "Splash and Dance
Party at Empire Pool, Memorial
Gym, at 8 p.m., Sept. 24. Everyone is welcome, door fee will be
"2Sc for Frosh, and 90c for Upper
Classmen. Proceeds will be used
for Frosh Orientation Week.
• •     *
GEORGE HEES. national president of the Progressive Conservative party, will speak in Physics 200 today at noon on the
problems of the B.C. Conservative party.
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riLMSOC will present a free
noon-hour show next Tuesday.
The film is "Newfoundland
Scene", a NFB colored documentary. First feature presentation
of the year is "The Malta Story"
showing next Tuesday in the
auditorium at 3:49, 6:00 and 8:19.
Admission 89c.
• •     •
ization will hold its weekly testimonial meeting today at noojrln
Physics 300. All students are Invited to the meeting and to visit
the study room in Hut Bl.
• *     *
ALL OLD MEMBERS of Phrateres ffflTfUwff. 1**0 Monday
in Physics 202 to sign up and
pay their fees for the coming
• •     •
PHRATERES will hold an "old
members' meeting" at noon today In Physics 202.
• •      •
DANCE CLUB is sponsoring a
Tea Dance Friday. Sept. 24, in
Brock Hall at 3:30. Frosh Queen
Candidates will be introduced.
Admission will be 10c for Frosh
and 15c'for all others.
• *      •
a cordial welcome to all members
and newcomers who are interested, to attend a meeting at
12:30 Monday, Sept. 27 in Arts
Rushees Deadline
Monday Noon
Monday at noon is the deadline for all those intending to
register for fraternity rushing.
Applications may be obtained
at the AMS office between the
hours of 10 and 4.
There will be a meeting of
all rushees at 12:45 Monday in
Arts 100.
Frosh Kidnap Engineer
Thursday at 1:20 p.m. ten
freshmen walked into the Engineering Building and kidnapped an Applied Scienceman.
Half an hour later Doug
Craig, second year Applied
Science student found himself at Georgia and Granville
chained to Birk's clock. This
retaliation by the frosh was a
switch from the dunking that
the freshmen had taken the
day before.
Dick Underhill, AMS president, said, "If the names of
the frosh that kidnapped Craig
can be found, charges will be
laid against them in the studeut court."
For one hour Craig stood
chained to the clock, while
crowds of people curiously
watched the struggle oi' an en-
Doug Craig ... tied up
gineer who seemed completely
defeated by a few first year
"The people of Vancouver
were very helpful," said Craig.
"While I stood there an old
lady tried to pick the lock
with her hat pin. Another
lady, who must have thought
that I had been there for a
long time, brought me a hot
dog and a coke."
Although Craig was pleased
with the attitude of most Van-
couverites, he had nothing
good to say for the Vancouver
"The police drove by on
numerous occasions, but made
no attempt to set me free," he
Finally, a Commerceman and
an Artsman, both in second
year, rescued him.
_ Page Two
Friday, September 24,1954
Authorized as second class mail, Post Office Dept., Ottawa.
Editor-in-Chief            PETER SYPNOWICH
Managing Editor—Raymond Logie     News Editor—Stanley Beck
Executive Editor—Geojf Conway Sports Editor—Ken Lamb
CUP Editor—Best Gordon Feature  Editor—Pat  Carney
Senior Editors—Dorothy Davis and Jean Whiteside
mporJprt and Deskt Anlee Brickman, Rod Smith, Ted Pizarski,
Judy Thormahelen, Jacquie Trafford.
Sportst Ken Lamb, Russ Langhout, Jim Powell.
No   Sympathy
Undergraduate societies and the Literary and Scientific
Executive might both complain against the reductions accorded them in the budget of AMS treasurer Ron Bray.
Undergraduate societies are without a case. Almost all
of them finished last session with surpluses, and some of
them were desperately attempting to find a metibod of spending their money as the term drew to a close.
LSE may be particularly peeved at their reduction because it is coupled With a substantial increase for men's
athletics. LSE has gone to war repeatedly in the past over
the same situation, and their pleadings frequently deserved
However, fifteen LSE clubs did not even bother to submit a budget in order to receive a grant, and this will certainly leave any LSE objections at next week's general meeting without sympathy.
Ron Bray's budget looks all right from h«re.
Time To
The Massey Report on Arts and Sciences recommended
increased government scholarships for university students,
but the government has chosen to all but ignore it.
Regrettably, too many students have as well.
The Massey recommendation gathers dust while university students spend their time in such pursuits as burning unpopular public figures in effigy. The National Federation of
Canadian University Students has demanded action, but the
individual universities have raised weak voices at best.
Dr. Sidney Smith, the president of the University of
Toronto, made an interesting revelation at the recent conference of university students in Kingston. He told those assembled that only 14 per cent of Canadian university students
are financing their way wholly or partly on scholarships
while 76 per cent of English students are receiving government aid.
It is true that the government in the United Kingdom is
more socialistic than ours, but is also true that the U.K.
is far poorer than Canada.
It is up to students to point out this—and other facts—to
the government, and agitate more effectively for aid, before
the Massey Report becomes a minor piece of history.
Already, a different sort of precedent has been set—the
reduction in allocations for Fullbright scholarships in the
U.S. last year by Congress.
It is timet students at UBC did some hollering. A resolution at next week's general meeting, to be forwarded to
the Federal Cabinet, would at least be a start.
Such   Fun
The folly of the "orientation" program organized by
Jerome Angel and his committee became more apparent
Thursday. Admittedly, the kidnapping of an engineer probably was not duo to any unhealthy resentment on the part
of the frosh, as was warned against by Dr. Signori.
Yet the psychologist's prediction that hazing leads to retaliation, and then to a split between warring factions, was
justified to the hilt. How all this can be described as orientation is incomprehensible.
Mr. Angel attempted to justify his program on the ground
that if hazing is unorganized, the engineers will revert to
throwing freshmen into lily ponds* Then he constructed a
special water tank for the engineers, Smokey Annie. Incredulously he went one better, and arranged for stocks to be erected in order that co-eds might be chained to them and doused
with water.
Although many good-time charlies probaly met these
ordeals with delight, not a few of the freshmen objected to
being offered as playtihings to the engineers, on tbe pretext
they failed to parade themselves in childish regalia.
The fact is that the proceedings amounted to simple hell-
raising, foisted onto the freshmen under physical and social
pressure, with the danger of serious injury.
You must let us have fun with you, they were told, because it is your duty as freshmen.
Would-be students come to university with intellectual
ambitions and are met with inane proceedings such as those
of Wednesday and Thursday.
It must be disillusioning.
Mr. Attlee wants us to sweep Formosa and the Chinese
Nationalists under the carpet.
Yes, that would be convenient.
I've developed a devil of an
inferiority complex in the last
five minutes, and it's aty a result of this confounded epic
you are presently running
your tyeary, bloodshot eyes
I say Pjleajy and .bjoo^o*-
because i'kjhow ,ijbe m^y
9f you' (b^ye been' }0^$ ,^«
books |pjT ft least £our o, #ye
hours j>er eve."}n j$e#^ti<»»
for Christmas exainp.
Anyway, as I was about to
mention when I so rudely interrupted myself, I entered this
Little fell's Kitchen, commonly
known as the Ubyssey Offices, a
scant live minutes ago. Qi
course I perambulated through
the doors witli the natural grace
and dignity befitting a graduate of four months duration.
/Ls I enter, I note the eager
young faces of the keen young
people who have dedicated
themselves to bringing the
facts to you readers.
I lee Bay Logie, new managing editbr, sprawled across the
city deski his legs dangling over
the edge, a bottle of UBC Bo-
bemlan ln hand. He is gazing
fondly into the sweet face of a
wide-eyed freshette who has ostensibly answered The Ubyssey's clarion call for Young Women Who Want to Embark on
Ii Glorious Career in Journal-
Logie, a lecherous grin playing about his sensuous lips, has
bis task well In hand. 'He is definitely enjoying his work. This
blooming, succulent cored, an
Jipple-cheeked product of some
onely valley in the Upper Oka-
nagan, has most certainly never
beard of Christian Dior, much
less his joy-killing decree to the
world of female fashion. She's
The moment he sees me, Logie is on his feet, pumping my
hand. All eyes are upon me, the
graduate, the mature type, the
hometown boy who made good
Already I can feel the grey
sprouting at my temples. I' can
see hero worship mirrored in
the eyes of the blue-jeaned boys
and the be-bobby soxed Trim
Young Things.
Logie shouts! "We're saved.
We've got a column. Today we
are going to put some type between the. ads."
I give him a scathing look.
Then I ask: "How many people
have you asked to do this epic?"
"Everybody in the office,"
he explains, flashing a boyish
"Can't anybody around here
write?" I snarl.
I was stunned; I felt myself
despised, rejected of men, a
man of sorrows and acquainted
with pills.
"Look," I said, fixing him
with a baleful eye. "When Nicol
or Scott or even John (No Man's
Gland) Ray, ever wrote a column for this rag, they were
notified four years in advance.
His next reply hit me right
where my solar plexus used to
"But YOU," he shouted,
aren't Nicol, Scott or even
Johnny Ray." He paused as if
searching for something, then
added, "'But you are the best
copy boy \e ever had."
Utterly broken, my spirit
wourlfted beyond repair, I started to leave, a solitary tear
coursing down my scarlet
Rough hands seized me from
behind, I am rudely thrust behind a battered desk, a big
black typewriter glowess at
me menacingly.
"Write," screams Logie and
a hundred throaty voices echo
the word in screaming cresen-
"I can't," I blubber broken-
I hear growlings, rumblings
and whispers of "lynch him"
in the background.
My trembling fingers search
out the keys of the rustic Remington. They press down.
And this epic, you unfortunates, is the end product.. I say
end product, because it is a
mite assinine. Eh wot?
I remember someone ordering me to chronicle my adventures in Montreal. Someone
had heard that I had travelled
to, that den of iniquity to cover
"the   Thunderbird-McGill   football schmozzle.
There really isn't much to
tell. I saw Montreal as through
a glass, darkly—on the way to
the hotel from the airport, and
on the way back to the airport.
But my, that Molsons ale they
serve, is sure hell on a man's
£be JWtyi Th« Ubyssey:
Your editorial on racial intolerance is a realistic survey
oj the conditions still existing to Vancouver. You state,
thou|(h, that no civic leaders
raise their voices, there are-
certainly many civic leaders,
professors, and students doing
their bit to remove racial and
religious jprejudice. You wilt
hear then! speak on the campus this winter.
Students of every political
and religious opinion have
ideals of freedom of speech
and removal of racial and religious discrimination. They
find these aims joined and defended impartially in an active campus organization—the
Civil liberties Union.
Non-poUtical and non-sectarian in Character, our club gives
students (an opportunity to
contribute some of their time,
education, and leadership towards building a fairer, more
humane, more intelligent society in B.C.
Freda  Messerschmldt,
President, Civil Liberties
Photoftaphets iatesested la
recording campus life for posterity and the Publications
Beard wOl meet ln the Ubyssey office. Brock north basement. Friday at ItsSO.
Both   beginners   and   old
hands will be welcomed.
ride to University Monday,
Wed., and Friday, from 34th
and Victoria. Please phone
Bdna, De. 667SR.
and Clark Dr. 8:30 lectures.
Phone Ha. 1099L. Ask for Jim.
jacket. Was given to an attractive girl near the Westbrook Bldg. Sept. 20. Please
contact Dave, Ha.  5672L.
promotion (science equipment)
in the university departments,
schools, laboratories, etc. Sidam
Ltd., Toronto 15. (3)
precision instruments, stop and
alarm wrist watches, microscopes, etc. Special discount for
students. Write Box 8, Toronto
K. (3)
Annie Rochie died in Kenya
SO years ago. She was the last
of the Red Hot Mau Maus.
The Yoyo, a children's toy,
was Invented by Uriah Yoyo in
Special Invitation to All Students
West Point Grey United Church
(Eighth and Tolmie)
A cordial welcome awaits you at both'morning and evening
services, and at the fellowship hour for young people following the evening service. During this fellowship hour Dr. W.
J. Rose of the Dept. of Slavonics will share with us some of
his viewpoints.
Novelty Gifts, Fancy Work, Pure Lambs Wool Sweatersets,
Jersey Knit Suits and Dresses by Bleyle; Knitting Wools
im West 4th Ave. Ph. CHerry 2614
Campw capers
coW for Coke
There's bedlam in the
stands when the team is on
• march to the goal. Keep
things going 1 Refresh now
and then with a frosty
bottle of delicious Coca-Cola.
"Ceke"h a reahHrei trash-matk
k Fr#*y, September 24,1954
WILL THE VIRTUE of Professor Brochiss (John Whit*
takerl falter before the onslaught of the all-too-obvious
charms of Aunt Nelly (Joan Nuttal) ? Will the butler (John
Maunsell) be revealed as the Father of the Chambermaid's
child? Will the heroine's dress slip any lower? Will the
Professor fall off the chesterfield? Will you come and see
"Her Scienceman Lover" which will be showing in the
Auditorium at noon today and Monday? J. Robertson Photo
Her Scienceman Play
To Be Staged Today
Racey epic, Her Scienceman Lover, written by former
Ubyssey writer who went on to become a down-town columnist, Erk Micol* will, be staged in the auditorium today and
Monday at 12:30 p.m. *
The play w|ll be directed by
John Brockington.
Unfortunately, Puddles, a pet
Pekinese pupi wiy be unable to
appear   in   the   play   for   the
eleventh consecutive time.
The story of the battle royal
between a Scienceman and an
English professor for the love of
sweet Cassandra will chill you
through and through—or make
you want to thfow tomatoes, as
John Whittaker, president of
the Players' Club, expressed It.
Tom Shorthouse will star as
the eager Scienceman, with
Alice Husband as his girlfriend
Peter Brockington and Sharon
Scadding will play Uncle John
and Aunt Cynthia, Cassandra's
staid mid-Victorian guardians,
with Dr. Brackish, another ardent but over-respectable, suitor
of Cassandra.
John Nuttal plays Aunt Nellie, the faded flapper with the
ever-ready flask. John Maunsell
is Potter, the Impeccable, im-
peturbable butler.
Tickets m&'j be purchased
from the AMS office for the ridiculously low price of 25 cents.
The play will be performed at
12:30 today and Monday.
(Continued from Page 1)
Liberal Club announced nearly fifty new members were signed up. Progressive Conservatives
admitted a guarded good response.
LPP president Archie McGugan signed up no new members,
but felt that many frosh were
interested in his party and would
turn out to political meetings.
McGugan explained that to
join the campus LPP party, students had to become members
of the national LPP organization.
"We are only interested ln
campus communists," McGugan
said. The LPP booth was loaded
with text books on Marx, Lenin,
Soviet  literature  and   art.
Two Rides
For Young
Rides for two young female students for Monday, Wednesday and Friday classes at $30 p.m. are needed desperately
as it is almost impossible for these girls to travel by bus.
Ethel Shand, of 1515 East Ilth ♦■
Ave. , a parapalegic In a wheel
chair, has been brought to school
by a member of the Van. Lions,
but this cannot continue after
this week. Ethel has her first
class In HM 8 at 8:30 a.m. and
can leave the campus anytime
after 4:30 p.m.
Edna Achtymichuk lives at 54
Ave. and Victoria, and also needs
a ride for 8:30 classes Monday,
Wednesday and Fridays and return home. Edna suffered a brain
concusison when she was Involved in a car accident thjee
years   ago   and   *>   now   ftbl*
RCMP. Say*
Very GoW
RCMP reported that the traffic situation on the campus has
been very go^od so far this year.
Speeding has been kept down
to a minimum and the heavy
stream of cars have moved steadily,  the report indicated.
The police suggested that
drivers either pick up their
Mends before reaching the university gates or else have them
ride the bus. Stopping enroute
clogs traffic.
to return to Varsity to continue
her studies.
Anyone who can take either
of these girls for a few weeks,
or until Christmas please call
Edna at Dexter 8075-11 abd M.
Sankey for Ethel at Cherry 6484. OFFERS
The IODE is offering three
scholarships worth %2,WO each
for advanced studies in History, Philosophy, English, or
French Literature, good at any
University in the British Empire.
Deadline for applications is
October 15th, 1954. Those interested should contact the
IODE office at 402 Pender St.
de haas mmo
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the campus in an effort to belong.
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Friday, September 24,1954
by ken  lamb
Teams Are Ready
Are The Fans?
When the Thunderbirds open their seven-game home
aeries Saturday against the strong Seattle Ramblers, there will
be a big decision made by a number of people involved in athletics on the campus.
The decision? Is UBC really ready for the big time? Most
of you will say yes as soon as you read the question. It's a
popular conception around UBC that we ore ready now and
were reedy long ago.
Every year somebody on the campus has decided "this year
will be the biggest we've ever seen for sports." And there's no
doubt about it, we have had years that were outstanding.
There was once a time when our basketball teams ran
•way with the league they played in, back in the days of
Sandy Robertson and Co. They reached a glorious height when
they nipped Harlem Globetrotters, though Abe Saperstein's
iquad was not the club it is now.
'And our Thunderbird football team in the pre-war years
were tiie. best in BC (they still are) and more than once won
the Western Canada Intercollegiate Football trophy. And the
hockey teams often won the Hamber cup from Alberta. Its
jaunts below the border were great sucesses, with the blue and
gold constantly pulverizing the opposition.
They were good years, those time of the past decade, they
Mp? a lot of silverware carted home to the UBC camp. And
we're still winning. The rowing club is one of the world's best.
Next summer they will carry Canada's colours against the Rus-
, It ie a well known fact that the Iron Curtain aggregations
do nothing but play the sport they're good at, all the time collecting the paycheck from the peasants' pockets. But no Soviet
crew could train harder than the rowing Birds. Coach Frank
Read has his men puffing on the Coal Harbour course seven
days of the week. We have no worries there. And our tennis,
swimming, soccer, grasshockey, and other sports do well enough
in the leagues they play in.
,. But the big crowds don't turn out for those sports, so they
have to be classed as minor sports, important as they are to the
players and our sense of collective pride.
English rugby, wihich doesn't really draw big crowds until
tiie team plays California or a touring team like the All-Blacks,
is the only team in a major sport that has held the edge over
an American team in the past years.
And the upstart Yankees have even invaded our sacred
heritage, tiie game Candians are famous for as the world's peers.
American college scholarships have lured away some of our
best hockey players, so that now we even get beat at our own
And when we come to the two biggest drawing crowds on
the athletic itinerary, football and basketball, our record with
the American teams is sad indeed.  Why?
The answer lies with the student body. Because that body
goes to Canada's third largest university, with an enrollment
of 5700, it wants to feel that UBC teams are entered in the
highest quality of league we can find/
And so we are in the Evergreen Conference, oft-quoted as
one of the toughest small colege conferences in the States. To
get into the big-time competition we've had to substitute wins.
And by taking heavy losses and seasons of practically no
wins, UBC has incurred the scorn of a big part of the Vancouver
public and some of the newspaper writers. But the students
have never been sorry.
Knowing we would lose at a game with the stronger American squads, UBC fans have .still turned out in gobs to cheer
on the "Blunderbirds". And many Vancouver fans, though
mostly alumni, have filled the west side of the Stadium and
the gym stands. But two, three, or even four thousand fans is
not enough, unless that four thousand figure becomes the barest
IF, and we mean IF, the pool seats are moved, the stadium
would then seat 5700. (Quite a coincidence). To provide the
crowd guarantee that football, for example, needs for the proposed Hawaiian and Mexico games, nearly everyone of those
seats must be filled, game after game.
Saturday is our first home game. We need that kind of
a crowd.
If that kind of a crowd, or at least one that will fill the
accommodation we have now is not there, rain, sleet or shine,
all the work of the Pep club and everyone else interested in
pushing athletics to the top has done, might as well never
been even started.
If that kind of crowd does show up to cheer on what
might prove the strongest ball club we've ever had, those people
have got some assurance that the work is well worth doing.
It's up to you.
See you at the ball game.
Last Chance For Bargain
Of Year Is Yours Today
Athletic privilege cards are still on sale in the Brock and
Cafeteria, and will be sold Saturday at the UBC-Seattle
Rambler football game.
Buy your pass now, this will be the last chance. Remember, $5 is all it costs and if you buy it today, you can
use it for tomorrow's game.
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THAT'S QUARTER Ted Duncan fading for a long toss and
despite a bad knee and ankle he will be in for the Birds on
Saturday. The protection is fullback Paul LaPointe,
—Photo by John Robertson
Seattle Ready
For Varsity
When the Seattle Ramblers trot onto UBC Stadium tomorrow for their game with our Thunderbirds, fans will have an
opportunity to see one of the finest football organizations of its
of the Thunderbirds* coach Don
it's strictly lor fun with coach  CoryeUi Jlm FMter roomed with
Don Sprinkle and his boys. It
even costs some of the players
over $100 a year to play. The
team is composed of players
from all walks of life. From line
coach Jim Foster who sells furniture to captain Bill Burnett,
recently discharged from the
Army, who is unemployed.
Football wise the team is big
and rough. The forward wall
averages 205 lbs. The line led
by Captain Burnett, 6' 33", 245
lb. tackle will give the 'Birds
trouble, though the word is they
lack sufficient reserves up front.
The backfield is led by quarterback Arne Bergh, reknown
for his feats after he took over
from Don Henrich as quarterback of the University of Washington Huskies. Nearly every
man in the backfield can pass,
so you can expect to see the
leather fly during the game. Behind Bergh, at left half will be
Mel "Stubby"' Davis, a little fellow who is lightning  fast.
The Rambler coach, Don
Sprinkle is a comparitive veteran to football. He has had 11
years coaching high school, college and semi-pro teams. The
last seven years have been spent
with the Ramblers during which
time he has developed a very
formidable team. In his spare
time Don works at the Seattle
Police Department as a Detective Lieutenant.
The line coach is an old friend
Join  The
Rowing Club
You saw it here yesterday,
it's here again today. It's your
chance to become part of a great
winning combination and to travel.
If you're interested, come to
the first meeting of the BEG
champion UBC Rowing Team,
held today in Engineering 201
at   noon.
Don during his stay at University of Washington. While at
Washington Jim played three
years with the Huskies and was
voted all-coast tackle.
The team has been working
out of the old Notre Dame Box,
but more recently, because of
a strong passing backfield and
excellent ends, the Ramblers
have tended to rely more on the
They play a crowd pleasing
"Texas" style of ball, which
promises to make the game wide
The 1953 record of the Ramblers is not as impressive as it
might have been. They won 3,
lost 4, tied 1. In 1952, however,
they went through the season
winning all ten games they played.
This year the team is much
better balanced, the backfield
is very powerful, though after
his first string Spr&nkle has
little to depend upon in the way
of  reserve  linemen.
Although the Ramblers are at
present being sponsored by a
number of Seattle Businessmen,
they hope to gradually work
themselves into a position where
they can become independent.
The sponsors at present supply
their equipment and a portion
of the travelling expenses. Their
proceeds from this game will go
into a fund that will someday
enable tiie Ramblers to become
independant. It is interesting
to note that their share of gate
receipts with a professional team
are donated to charity.
For the powerful Seattle team
this is the year's first test, but
they are big and tough and are
favorites to take their first tilt.
Birds Ready
For Seattle
The hottest question in the Birdcage under the Stadium
and in the athletic office at the Montreal Gym is, "Are the
Ramblers in shape?"
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Since the Thunderbirds football squad started working out
at the beginning of the month,
they've had only two or three
days to loll. This week they've
continued clashing daily in
heavy armour with light workouts and chalk talks sprinkled
through their heavy practice
The team has been working
so hard to prepare for this game
that even the near glory and moral victory over McGill has been
all but forgotten. There is no
doubt that affable but hard driving mentor Don Coryell will
have his squad in peak condition for the Rambler contest on
The talk in the locker room
has it that the star studded
Seattle club will not be in particularly  good  shape.
The figuring Ig that they play
for enjoyment and practice only
twice a week, so how can they
be in shape?
The conclusion follows that
Saturday's game will open up
in the second half when the
Birds conditioning starts to show.
Coach Coryell squelched this
theory on Thursday, however,
when he stated that the Seattle
crew has plenty of depth.
Besides, they are big, and
to make it easier for them to
get into shape.
While he derailed this theory,
the coach initiated another that
offers bright prospects for the
team and  the crowd.
'This team is too tough for
us to try punching downfield,"
Coryell said. "We're going to
fill the air with passes and use
the wide runing plays to get
the long gainers."
Working out of the fast breaking split-T.the team looked sharp
against McGill and has pleased
Coryell with their smooth functioning in practice. Don feels
that this game will be the wide
open kind of game the crowd
Add to this the spirit which
the boys have built up this year
and you've got a hard team to
This  match  is  also  going  to
be a trial-by-fire for those who
didn't see much action down
east. The squad will have to be
trimmed down to 25 players,
since that is the limit for away
games and the staff wants to
see who should be kept on.
Everyone will see action on
Saturday including Ian Stewart
and Roger Kdnquist at quarterback, Bob Morford and Kevin
O'Connell at tackle, Ken Rom
and Don McNamee at guard
and Don Spence, Stu Mathews
and Paul LaPointe in the back-
Luckily the injured list is
blank and the team will be at
full force by game time. Charlie
James, star end, has been nursing a pulled thigh muscle and
a deep gash over his eye, but is
ready to play now. Gary Taylor
who was injured in a taxi accident while in Montreal, will
also be on the active list. Several others have sprained ankles
and wrenched backs but insist
on playing.
You can't afford to misg a
game that stocks up to be such
a terrific match as this one
does. An eager spirited team
in peak shape, using a wide
open attack against down field
packing veterans. Let's help
drive that ball across!
Thla ls the starting line-
up for
Saturday's game.
Player            Position Number
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John Newton
Gary Williams
Jim  Boulding
Ron Stewart
Bob Brady
Ernie Nyhaug
Pete Gregory
Gordy Elliot
Charlie Jamas
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