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THE UBYSSEY
VOLUME XXXVI
VANCOUVER, B.C., TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1953
Price 5c;   No. 20
Council To Enforce UBC Discipline
DISCIPLINE TABLED
FOR ANOTHER WEEK
Discussion of the revamped
Disciplinary committee came
before the Undergraduate Societies committee Monday,
but was tabled for one week.
"I don't think we can decide
anything now, said Art We-
seen, "suppose we regurgitate
the whole matter for a week."
"Would you mind repeating
that?" asked Jim McNish, USC
president.
"He wants to bring it up in a
week,"   volunteered   another
representative.
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Alumni
Present
Cheque
A cheque representing the
$40,000 collected for UBC by the
Alumni Development Fund was
presented by fund chairman
Aubrey F. Rpberts to acting-
president S. N. F. Chant Thursday.
The presentation was made before 250 graduates during the
"business and festivities" of the
joint, Convocat Convocation-Alumni banquet.
Half the money collected by
the Alumni committee was earmarked by the donors for specific
scholarships and gifts. The rest is
for men's residences, the swimming pool, Alumni regional schol
arships and other funds..
GRADS CONTRIBUTE
Over 2,000 graduates contr
buted fc1tot4,o/,41»»0©Q to i
Development Fund this year, Mr.
Roberts announced. The balance,
slightly over half, came from
"business firms and friends of
the university."
This year Pacific Breweries Ltd.
started a fund which will give
ten $500 scholarships to beginning UBC students each year,
Mr. Roberts announced.
Finning Tractor Co., is another new scholarship fund, has
arranged for scholarships of $250
each. This fund, now earmarked
for UBC students, has formerly
been used to buy customer
Christmas gifts.
Other business at the banquet
included budget and committee
reports. Attorney-General Robert W. Bonner was guest speaker.
"THAT DAMNED registrar," was the eplthlt of one of the students craning forward to
examine the Christmas timetable posted in the Quad Monday. Probably more than just
this procrascinator discovered that their two toughest subjects will have to be written
the same day. , —Ubyssey Photo by L. Peloso
Ivan Feltham 'Mild' In Criticism
Of NFCUS Fee Raising Policies
By RAY LOGIE
A mildly worded criticism of
NFCUS and its policies was delivered by Ivan Feltham, Student
Council President, at a * noon-
hour meeting Friday.
Feltham, one of UBC's three
f delegates, to the 1953 NFCUS
Conference, hinted that the fees,
now, raised to 50c were unnecessarily high.
"UBC's and McGlll's motions
for a reduction in costs were
voted against by all the other
WUS  Offers
Scholarships
For  1954-55
The World University Service
Committee has announced that
exchange scholarships with several countries including India,
will again be available to students in the academic year 1954-
55.
Applications must be in before April, 1954. Selection will
be made during that mon;th.
Selection is made on the basis
of academic record and participation  in studeni. activities.
Applicants should have a broad
knowledge of Canadian life, for
they will be representatives of
their country.
Dr.   Margaret  Ornisby,   Room |
208   in   the   Arts   Building   will |
help students  in  compiling  this
information.
i
Pre-Law    Society
Presents  Speaker
A proposed :>() cent member- ,
ship fee was ratified at Pre-'
Law Society's weekly meeting '
Friday.
Special speaker was Jack
Austin, :2nd year law student,
who outlined the system of instruction in the school ;md ad-
vi'-'ed members on courses applicable  to  the  faculU .
Students  Issued  Warnings
For  Parking   Infractions
Almost 300 traffic warnings have.been issued so far this
term to students who park their cars in campus no-parking
zones. Campus   drivers   are   cooper-
   — gating "very well," however, R.
M. Bagshaw of the controllers'
office said.
FIRST OFFENDERS
He said the majority of students who get first offense tickets
cooperate by not parking in restricted zones again.
A second offense 'is worth a
$2 fine. Thereafter it costs illegal parkers $5 a ticket.
"We don't want their money,"
Mr. Bagshaw said. "But wc must
keep the fire xenes in front of
buildings clear."
Admission To
Pep Meet By
Clothing Only
Victims of the recent Greek
earthquakes will benefit from
the first pep meet of the year
in the armories at noon Thursday.
Sponsored by Lambda Chi Alpha for the World University
Service, the pop meet will feature downtown entertainers,
Admission to the noon-hour
show will be any article of clothing or 1.5 cents. Sponsors of the
pep meet have emphasized that
their main interest is in old or
used clothing.
All proceeds from the show
will go to buy needed clothes
and blankets for people left
homeless by the earthquake.
Well identified boxes to collect clothing will be placed in
every major building on the
campus.
Investigation
Into   Towels
Brian Daniels, Teacher Training, and Doug Cole, Physical Education, have been appointed by
the Undergraduate Society Committee to Investigate the method
of dispensing towels in the new
gym.
The appointment came after
.lim McNish, USC president, announced fiOO new towels had been
purchased by the Gym since USC
had   first   decided 1o  investigate.
McNish asked if the committee wished Ihe investigation to
continue.
"If  there  were enough   towels
at one time why did Ihey have lo! received   specia
buy   more,"   said   Daniels  as   hi
moved  Ih.it   Ihe  investigation  b<
cunt inued.
Yeggs   Fail
In   Robbery
Try  At   UBC
UBC's Memorial Gymnasiun.
vault foiled thieves early Sunday morning.
Yeggs attempted to chip their
way into the vault and, when
unsuccessful, jimmied a sriack-
shop door and made oft wilh $18
from the till.
Estimates of thc damage done
to the building' run as high as
$525 according to University officials. Most of the damage was
caused to the doors of both the
gymnasium and the snack-shop.
Although the vault contains
only records, thieves have attempted to break into the vault
on two previous occasions. In the
other attempts plaster was chip
pod from the walls near the
vault before the thieves discovered the under-layer of concrete.
The $18 stolen Sunday night
from tiie small refreshment shop
located in the gymnasium basement was in the form of loose
change.
1.1 is believed that the gym has |
Utention from
thieves because of its remoteness from the other buildings on
I lie  campus,
delegates," he said.
Feltham made no mention at
the meeting of his recent proposal to withdraw from NFCUS.
On returning from the con*
ference a month ago he had said
"Rather than increase our contribution to NFCUS to 30c a
head, Vaughn Lyon and I think
we should recommend withdrawal from NFCUS."
"A bill of rights for students
and student governments was
passed at the conference."
"But we have on this campus
more rights than was annunciated in this bill of rights," he continued.
"It was decided to have no
formal association now but to
wait" before taking a definite
stand.
Apply   Now
Or Miss CNR
Xmas  Train
The annual Christmas train to
Edmonton is being arranged this
year by Harry Weber.
All interested students should
phone Weber at CH. 1005 between 6 and 9 p.m. or Dick Maze
at CH. 0917 after 6 p.m.
Return fare for the trip will
be $33.25. The train will be run
only if a sufficient number show
interest, according to Weber.
But he added that those living
beyond Edmonton on the CNR
route may also take advantage
of the opportunity.
PRO Threat To Quit
Puts Through Motion
By AB KENT
The threatened resignation of AMS public relations officer
Bill St. John, resulted Monday in Student Council passing a
"definite motion" ensuring student discipline to effect the
ending of poor university relations.
St. John told councillors that*^
he would have no other alterna
tive than to resign his post If
council refused to ensure him
that some definite move be taken
toward obtaining discipline at
such events as the Bellingham
Invasion and the Applied Science smoker.
His original motion was defeated on the deciding vote of
president Ivan Feltham. It stated that the discipline.committee
should enforce proper conduct
at student functions.
DISCIPLINE
The PRO'S accepted motion
stated, in effect: That Student
Council request the AMS discipline committee to enforce by-law
10 of the constitution, and to ensure proper student discipline,
according to by-laws, at all functions, which will result in such
functions proceeding along orderly lines.
By-law 10 in the constitution
refers to liquor on the campus,
playing* cards for money,  disorderly conduct, etc.
PUBLICITY
St. John declared that under
the present conditions, it is impossible lor him to build good
public relations with the downtown public, considering the repeated incidents in which UBC
students are involved.
Students should be willing to
discipline  their  own  behavior,
he felt.
WITHHOLD
"The only way to avoid bad
publicity downtown," he stated,
"is to prevent the events that
cause that publicity."
Commerce
Cleared   On
USC   Charge
A report on the investigation
into charges against "two commerce students arising after the
Bellingham invasion was made
by Jim McNish to the undergraduate Societies committee Monday.
USC voted to dismiss the
charges, which alleged two students, both of commerce, left the
Leopold Hotel, Bellingham,
without paying for their roon
after McNish said "the charge
were not valid."
The students did not act in a
way unbecoming to university
students, McNish said. One student in fact, was not in Bellingham that weekend. His name was
entered in the register because
another  student  expected  him.
The difficulty over paying
arose when thc student left his
key with friends after leaving
early.
'tw—n clotft
Webster Speaks
On Socialism
CCF CLUB present! Arnold
Webster, provincial CCF Party
leader speaking on "Socialist
Principles," in Arts 100 on Wednesday noon.
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PUBLICATIONS BOARD
PHOTOGRAPHERS will hold •
reorganization®! meeting In the
Totem office Wednesday et noon.
All photographers please attend.
Tr Tr *r
SOCRED CLUB presents J.
Friend Day, speaking on "Soc|al
Credit in Practical Government"
in Arts 100 at 12:30 today. . *
Op op op
JAZZSOC    presents    Gerry
Hodge speaking on "Swing
and its Era" in the Brock Stage
room at noon today. '
¥       ¥       ¥
FILMSOC presents two Buster
Keaton comedies, "Grand Slain
Opera" and "The Chemiet" today noon in the Auditorium. Ad*
mission 10c. Feature presentation tonight'at 3:48, and 8:15 is
Rudyard Kipling's "Kim." Admission 25c. On Thursday, Filmsoc will present Charles Dlok-
ens' immortal classic "Great Expectations."
¥       ¥       ¥
SLAVONIC CIRCLE announces the first meeting of the singing group today noon in Hut
M 1. All those interested are invited to attend. Knowledge of
Russian is not essential.
*r *r *r
GEOGRAPHY CLUB presents
the story of the Trans-Mountain
pipeline In FG 100 today at noon.
A film will be shown,
v *r v
CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION
presents Gordon Campbell, Anthropologist, speaking on Racial
Prejudice at noon today in Applied Science 202.
Op op Op
ALPHA • OMEGA   SOCIETY
will meet Wednesday, noon In
Arts 102. This is the laat general
meeting for this term.
op op op
LE CERCLE FRANCAIB will
hold a General Meeting Wednesday noon in Arts 106.
*L™ *r V
AMATEUR RADIO CLUB will
meet in the Club Room on Wednesday noon. It is very importan*
that all mejnbers be present.
*r *v V
VARSITY  OUTDOOR   CLUB
will stage a roller skating party
at Rollerland at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Girls are to bring box
(Continued on Page 3)
See CLASSES
OVERTIME SUPPORT  FOUND
Library To Get Attention
By  KEN   LAMB
The Library, known to most
people attending this university as that building where one
goes to either ogle al. the girls
or hold a political meeting, has
found some support from the
students.
The Studeni Library Committee, under the chairmanship
Cameron Aird, 2nd Law,
been formed as a liason
between the studeni body and
the Librarians.
"We hope to take the student problems to the library and
the Library problems to the
students," said Aird, "Very
few people on the campus
know much about the Library.
It's our idea to help them and
o
has
the "Librarians."
The chairman and two other
members of the committee,
Julia Meilicke and Norm
Ormes, have been ferreting out
complaints from Ncal Harlow, the chief librarian, and
members of the student body.
First move the SLC will
make is to install a suggestion
box on the reference desk. This
was done two years ago and
one of tiie suggestions concerning lights in the reference
room was looked into by the
General Electric Company.
"The Library staff will be
only too willing to receive any
complaints from the student
body," said Aird.
On the Librarians side Aird
reported there are many students who do not realize the importance of the books. Every,
day many books are returned
overdue and furthermore the
students do not seem to care
about paying the fines.
"One student had to pay a
$100 fine. He seemed as though
he couldn't care less," ssid Aird.
To the gratification of the
professors of English history
and literature, it appears some
students are taking an interest
in those subjects.
This interest has gone so
far as to cause some students
to cut pages concerning these
subjects from three different
editions of the Encyclopedia
Britannica. PAGE TWO THE   UB
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF          ALLAN     FOTHEmNQHAM
Managing Editor   .... v    Peter Sypnowlch
Executive Editor. Jerome Angel City Editor. Ed Parker
Staff Cartoonist, Howard Mitchell
Senior editor, this Issue    Charlie Watt
Desk: Pat Carney, Bert Gordon, Rosemary Kent-Barber,
Reporters: Ray Logie, Mary Lou Stems, Ken Lamb, Dick Dolman, Peter
Krosby, Bruce McWilliams, Bob Bridge.
 Sports: Stan Beck, Mike Glaspie, Geoff Conway, Dune Thrasher.
Comic-Book Colloquialism
Early this fall an assistant professor of were  labored  affirmations  of  the  obvious
English at McGill wrote to the McGill Daily, which had to be read twice to be understood,
the students' newspaper, to complain that the There were pedantic examples of bad gram-
openjng issue had been "a disgrace to the mar which, in fact, remained just as bad
university. prose when corrected.
'    He said, and gave examples to prove, H. M. Fowler addressed his masterly
t|*ithe Daily "abounds in errors for which essay on the split infinitive to those who "be-
students are failed in their freshman year." tray their praotice that ^^ aversion to the
That particular issue, he went on, "contained split infinitive springs not from instinctive
such confused thought and expression, and good taste but from tame acceptance of the
so many outright errors in grammar, spell- misinterpreted opinion of others." And he ad-
ing and punctuation, that its publication on a vises <henlf among other thing8 that «it is d
university campus seemed presumptuous." nQ avall to fling oneself desperately out of
This reprimand inspired the student edi- temptation; one must so do It that no traces
tors to devote a whole issue of the Daily to 0f tne struggle remain." Traces of struggle
the question, "Are college students literate?" remained in most of the learned professors'
■ In several pages of articles by professors, in- examples,
terviews  with  school  teachers   and   Intro- We realize, of course, that in getting into
' spective essays by students, the Daily seems thig debate ftt aU Wrf asking for trouWe
to conclude that the answer is "no." and we>u deserve au the trouble we get. But
We have no quarrel with this humility. before our voice is drowned out by thc col-
College publications today have outgrown the ^ of our glass house we venture a fmai
callow pomposity that once was their greatest ,    „   .. „
,„.,,.       ,                .    , .         , observation,
affliction, but they have acquired instead a „          _   ., ,                     .   ,.   u .„ „
.    «         .   t_   i       ii      • v                   t. Proper English can never, in itself, be a
sort of comic-book  colloquialism,  an  arch * -       *   , _   ,. ,   -      , AMttMnnfl.
and folksy flippancy that we find equally *»™*»   /        ^ ^2^
hard to bear, iheir grammar and spelling        ™d  *>rePared ^T^f^tJcZ
have not improved written in proper English, but in most cases
However, whai bothered us most in the «* steved°r* «"** *f ^,!^£L^
McGill Daily's "literacy issue" was not the <?"* on f flst f*hl.at the '™\^Z
-♦,„»-«♦-' .toi. «,«« s« +i,« v,nWiKi« avamn.«* for our language is one thing; blind cow-
students style, even in the horrible examples ,.   ,        .,      _- . .   j__..,. ♦„
„ ,     ,[  ', . t >l ardice of it s another. The purists deserve to
culled out by the accusing professor; it was w  ,       ,      , ,     ,,,....   ^.„iuu ♦«
,,      .,,./., r *i. —   i be heard and heeded, but it is possible to
the style of certain professors themselves, in "*    , ,    .    ' .    u.    l. „
Al. .     . t i c t attach  too  much  importance  to  the  mere
their stately essays of reproof. fll .    ,
There were sentences many lines long, avoidance of mistakes,
carefully constructed back to front. There —Reprinted from Maclean's
How Non-Partisan?
It has become accepted practice in Canada ganization of unknown and unpublicized men
to turn over the civic political field to "non- who ostensibly represent   everybody   and   in
partisan" groups in the belief that good civic reality are responsible  to  nobody,
government   had   nothing   in   common   with The NpA may have eiiminated the ills
the partisanship of political philosophies. ()1 political strifei but it has also done away
Recently,  P r o g r e s s ive - Conservative with effective opposition as a deterrent against
leader George Drew suggested that the poli- lno abuse ()f power
tical parties stage a comeback in municipal
....      tt-     j • • ii       i   cr   i This is an admitted fact attested to rec-
politics. His advice was universally rebutted .
x   .     r . .   c  1     i   j     ■    ,* ont v by a Vancouver labor leader who said
as  an attempt  to  foist  federal  domination *    y
«     .      .  .     re • his   organization   did   not   intend   to  run   a
onto civic affairs. , , , ,  .      ,   £.
ai»u    ^ •    iu t v .,„.. *u„ candidate in the forthcoming civic elections
Although in the case ot Vancouver the °
M     ti   i-       a       • *• ;.   i,.;„ because  even the delegates who wou^d nomi-
Non-Partisan Association was conceived orig- ° ^
.    i, .    . . .    i .i    r<nv     * nate our candidate would troop out on dec-
mally as an instrument to keep the CCF out *; .        „
, «..    „ ,,   .. ..    ,      .i     lf    ,    ,i tion day and vote the straight NPA ticket,
of City Hall, it owes its lengthy life to the ^ °
voters'  suspicion   of  "corrupt   political   ma- Vancouver   voters   have   supported   the
chines". It seems to have been forgotten on- Non-Partisan Association in semantic error.
tirely   that   a    non-partisan    administration The NPA is a political party.   In fact, it is
could become just as corrupt as any political fast becoming Vancouver's one and only poli-
party. tical  party  in the civic field, a  flourishing
The NPA is-well on its way to perpetuat- example of a  political machine and empire
ing itself as an irreplacable monolith, an or- in evolution.
Tardy Administration
Examination timetables were posted yes- days,   but   have   been   prevented   until   now
terday. With two weeks left until examina- by the lateness of the timetable. Knowing that
tions begin, it could  be suggested  that the your last exam is on Dec  16 instead of Dec.
administration is guilty of a failing they seem jc,   makes   a   considerable   difference   to   a
to deplore in students—leaving things until plane reservation,
the last minute. Perhaps the complaint is not a major one,
The administration does not seem to ro- but  a  large  number of students  have been
alize that a large percentage of the students ompla'm'mg. It would be perhaps advisable
at this university have their homes outside   .     for the administration to take this irritation
of Vancouver. These students want to make into consideration, and have future examitui-
plans and reservations for the Christmas holi- tion timetables prepared at an earlier date.
Congratulations,  Don
Another football season is finished and campus, is tremendously popular with the
Thunderbirds have another winless Con- players, the fans and the administration,
ference season Which is more than could be said in other-
Even without a win, we think this season years. It's hard to define, but Coryell has the
was a little different. Birds, wilh a slight quality to make his players "give out,"
break, could have won any one of the Con- We think that Don will be here for quite
ference games they played. The figures show a while and we think that, with the present
that they ou I classed Ihe opposition in every- material, we're going to have a pretty fair
thing but crossing the yonl-lino. ball club next season.
Don   (.'iir\ ell,   in   his   iir.-.l   year   on   the (live us ;i ''U , , ."
YSSE Y
Tuesday, November 24, 1953
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Repulsive Clerk
Editor, Thc Ubyssey.
As the so-called repulsive
clerk in the bookstore, I wish
not to defend myself (I have
nothing to defend), but to expound my own views of the
students who are so easily
abused.
Let us examine the situation.
The scene is set at 9:38 a.m.
Behold the multitude, "the vul-
i gar, the hewers of notes and the
drawers of nothing" leap
through the portals of the bookstore. Then in unison they babble their lines, "I need a book
for English 100" said with one
finger in the mouth and with an
expression of blissful stupidity).
The hero enquires "what, pray
tell, is the title of said work?"
and receives the startling reply,
"I dunno, you work here you
should know." What gay repartee, what wit, what mastery of
the English language. Only once
have I heard, such finesse of
oratory, and that was at a Republican convention 4n the United States.
After rhetoric of this calibre I am in full agreement with
Mr. Hamilton who said, 'The
voice of the multitude is not
the voice of God." On the contrary you (the hewers of notes)
sound like Job on the ash pile .
Whining like starving alley
cats, in your hunger for knowledge—knowledge you hope to
obtain frim books you probably never open.
If your comments are any
criterion of the extent of your
vocabulary, then you are wasting your time and the university's. To insult effectively requires intelligence, and by your
insane insults I am forced to the
conclusion that you are comple-
ly devoid of such an attribute.
I strongly recommend that you
cease scanning comic books and,
if conceivably possible (assuming you can read) partake of
some literature on a higher
plane. I offer the works of
Webster. While the stories are
short, you might with diligence
and application increase your
vocabulary from the present 100
words (I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt) to a possible
101. I a'dmit that you will probably have to curtail some of
your extra-curricular activities,
such as discussion of the last
date, but I believe that it will
be worth the accomplishment.
And as for your so called
honor that has been so brutally
crushed, let it be known that
only a mature woman has honor.
REPULSIVE CLERK.
Communism
The Editor,
The Ubyssey,
The controversial subject,
Communism, seems to be quite
a favorable topic these days I
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delivery     service     Sundays.
DURING   THE   ABSENCE   OF
Mrs   A. O. Robinson, students
West   10th,   AL.   3682.       (21)
$45 MONTHLY. Large 2-room
FR. 0591. (30)
WOULD   THE   GENTLEMAN!
who borrowed my Universal
Avominor   Multimeter   from
the Amateur Radio Club room
care to return it.
RIDE WANTED FOR 8:30 LEC-
tures from vicinity of S.W
Marine at Oak. Phone M-.irjie
at North 3175L1.
A TRANSPARENT GLOBE OF
the World, 24" in diameter is
missing from Forestry and
Geology 100. Would anyone
knowing the whereabouts of
this Globe please get. in touch
witli the Depi. of Geology &
GeoRrapliy.
ROOivi AND BOARD VICINITY
UBC gates'. Transportation to
and from Varsity. AL. 101 IR
A SOCIAL CREDIT MONE-
lery forum is bc-S'iK hold
every Tuesday evening, ti
i\in. at the Orchid Hall, 2723
West Jtli. Everyone is invited
lo attend and questions on
monetary matters are encouraged.
KOI? SALE -A SWISS DRESS
watch (man's1 IRK tfold, 17
iewols, S5-1. Phone Vera Scott
FR.  8H87.
LOST NAVY BLUE AND
silver Parker a!' Pen. Between Arts and Cafe. Name
on  it. Pamela Rose.  Reward.
FOB   SALE MEN'S    AND
ladies Swiss made watches.
Trivd alarm clocks, fully
Kuarantcod. Also expansion
braeeleN' and rin^s. Excellent
watch repairs. Student oriees.
Neil M itovvdcn, Hut f>, tim.
I-I, For! Camp,
would like to add my four
cents worth. (Inflation, you
know. The proberbial "two-
cents worth" is not much these
days; the paper it is printed
on costs more).
Some people like to make a
lot of hullabaloo oyer simple
problems. The communist problem is a very simple one. If we
are able to reason and it is presumed a university student does
have the faculty to reason sensibly—we should have no difficulty in keeping the issue
clear.
I was particularly impressed
by the editorial "Our Own
Smear" in last Friday's issue of
the Ubyssey. For the benefit of
those who are not able to find
a copy of that issue, I would
like to quote one paragraph:
"The truth is simple. The
Ubyssey has always opposed
Communism as a way of life.
That does not commit us to believe that everything a communist says or does is wrong.*
We are opposed to Communism.
That does not commit us to agree
that everything then an anti-
communist says or does."
' Do you not think the editors
hit the nail squarely on the
head?
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, the man
who drafted India's constitution,
has made an interesting observation: "In America, democracy
is good. In England it's good.
But I don't like Americans insisting that democracy is good
for the world. The world may
be in different conditions.
"Whether you like Russia or
not, you cannot do without collective farms and' many other
aspects of their system in this
country."
Dr. B. R. Ambedkar would
have been wiser if he had said
that collective farms and other
aspects of the communist system are good fdr India but that
the country should not forsake
all   phases   of  democracy  for
communistic  dictatorship.
Communism is not the answer
to India's problems just as, according to Dr. Ambedkar, democracy is not.
If the preceding presentation
has not been strong enough, I
might add that nineteen centuries ago there came One Who>
gave man a way of life which is
supposed to' be THE way, Christian civilization. To what extent is this way followed today?
If man cannot accept it, then
how can he accept communism,
which to my way of thinking,
is much inferior to Christianity?
It is obvlops that the result can
only be a dictatorship which
places no value upon the individual.
In my concept of freedom,
each individual's life is as important as any other's and each
individual has a right to the
basic freedoms. If our university education is directed towards aiding us in carrying out
the duty mentioned above and
if we do not fail in our obligations, mark my words, our civilization will attain new heights.
Then we could sit back, and
for our amusement, read about
men like McCarthy and Gostick,
who will appear to be much
funnier than the characters in
comics.
Think about lt!
G. B. LANDIS,
lArts.
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i Tuesday, November 24,1953
THE   tfBYSSEY
PAG&THJHSE
Profits
Blamed
For Rift
Western oil interests were
held responsible for the rift between Israel and her Arab neighbors Friday by a UBC student
who has toured Israel.
Speaking at a meeting of the
UN Club Friday, Dave Young-
son said that profits from Arabian oil influenced British and
American support of Arab policy
toward Israel.
A   third   year   law  student,
Youngson spent two months ln
Israel this summer on a Hillel
Foundation Scholarship.
FEUDALISM
Officially, the Arabs will not
negotiate with . Israel because
they believe that the Jews usurped the country without having
any legal claim to it. However,
Youngson fWlt that Arab officials are afraid that they would
lose their feudal power if the
Arab masses contrast their own
condition with that of Arabs In
Israel.
The borders between Israel
and her neighbors were described as arbitrary and impractical.
Negotiation will be necessary before these borders can be established to the satisfaction of Jews
and Arabs.
PEACE WANTED
"Israel wants nothing more
than peace," stated Youngson.
But he felt that this end was not
being achieved because "the
Arabs will not recognize Israel
as a sovereign state and will not
negotiate peace."
The problem is intensified by
the fact that the borders are too
long to be effectively patrolled
by police on either side. Consequently, smuggling and infiltration across the border are
common.
Convention s Late
Timetable  Hit
A convention of registrars of
Pacific Coast colleges was blamed
by associate registrar John E. A.
Parnell as delaying the publication of exam timetable. The convention was held Nov. 6-11.
CLASSES
Continued from page  1
lunches, everyone is to bring a
hat. Partners are to sign on the
notice board in the Quad and
buy tickets there today.
¥ ¥ ¥
INDIA STUDENTS ASSOCIA-
TION will meet Thursday noon
in Arts 104.
*p op op
MARDI GRAS CHORUS will
meet in the Men's Committee
Room of the Brock Thursday
noon.
*T* **r *r
BIOLOGY     CLUB     present
Grant   Robertson   speaking   o.
Factor    Biology    in    Bio.    lOtf
Thursday noon.
*T* *r ¥
PARLIAMENTARY FORUM
will hold a mock parliament
Thursday noon in Arts 100. Government will be the Liberals and
Social Credit will form the opposition.
*T* *T* *r
GREEK DISASTER fund committee is presenting a Pep Meet
in the Armories Thursday noon.
*v *v ¥
COMMERCE UNDERGRADUATE SOCIETY are holding their
Formal  at   the   Flame   Country
Club nine o'clock Thursday.
*r *r *t*
STELLA MARY PEARCE will
speak on "Developments of the
European Theatre" on Thurs
day Nov. 2G at noon in tin
Frederick  Wood Theatre.
*T* T* T*
WOMAN'S   RESIDENCE   are
holding a Dance in the Brock at
9 p.m. Thursday.
}{. if. if
DANCE CLUB noon hour sessions will be discontinued for remainder of term as of Wednesday, Nov   25.
* # *
AN   ACADIA   CAMP  MIXER
will be held in Brock Lounge on
Saturday at  il p.m. Admission  is
;)0c   for   men,   'Jfic    for   women
Kver.s one  welcome.
THE TITLE, labelling the first ((prize pictured here, of the
Ubyssey Alphabet Soup Contest, is "Fugue to Seven Saints
and Two Sinners." The fugue .was designed by a UBC
graduate. The seven saints and two sinners, Which can be
seen on the left of the fugue, are valued at over $100 by
the designer. Get your entry forms in the AMS office in
the Brock and win this amazing fugue; contest deadline is
extended to November 27. —Ubyssey Photo by Dick Dolman
Government  Backs NFCUS
In   Listing  Scholarships
A complete list* of scholarships available to students wishing to enter universities will be compiled by NFCUS.
NFCUS conference   felt   that
Dick Dolman
■■■■■■■■■■■■■>
Fraternity
Row
The cloak and dagger men are
active again. Three fraternity
goon squads from UBC kidnapped two students over the weekend and almost succeeded in an
attempt to shanghai two other
frat members aboard a fishing
boat to Alaska.
AMBUSH FAILS
First   scheme   to   shanghai   a
"brother" aboard a fishing vessel captained by an uncle of one '■ mcnl and United Nations Econo-
of the pledges failed unexpected- mjc Scientific and Cultural Orga
ly when a dozen Zeta Psi pledges  nidation (UNESCO),
armed with  ropes and sleeping   	
Tomorrow Last Day
To Purchase Texts
Campus Book Store announces that all unsold text books will
be shipped back to the publishers  tomorrow.
Students who still wish to purchase text books for their course,
are advised to buy them at tht
Book Store right away.
more students do not take advantage of the scholarships due
to lack of knowledge of those
available.
The survey will be conducted
on a national basis and will include scholarships available at
the entrance to university level.
Federal Government and university authorities are also interested in the scheme, and the
Government has agreed to take
an active part in the compilation!
Survey will be available to
foreign students who wish to
study in Canada but need financial aid. The information will be
distributed abroad by representatives of the Canadian Govern
IT'S FANTASTIC
Fable False: Acadia Is Worse
By PAT CARNEY
There is a fantastic story circulating arouhd the campus
that Acadia food is superior to
that of Fort Camp! You dream*
eri, you.
This fable is false, libelous.
Acadia hasn't even the consolation of gazing upon the
fresh unspoiled beauty to be
found in the Women's Dorms.
However, last week's report
on For,t Camp Food appears
to have effects up In "bush,"
as Acadia is sneeringly referred to by Fort Campers. Sev-
Scholarships
Are Available
For Students
Students interested in applying for World University Service exchange scholarships are
advised to see Dr. Margaret
Ormsby in Room 2 in the Arts
building.
Though formal application for
the scholarships will not be due
until April, WUS executive advise those interested to see Dr.
Ormsby to secure the necessary
information.
She will provide all applicants
with the necessary information
plus an outline of study for
Canadian subjects that the appll-
cants should know.
Most of the scholarships will
be for Asiatic countries. There
will be some for Africa. One or
two for Europe and possibly only
one for Greece.
Since the scholarships are
limited in number, students are
advised to contact Dr. Ormsby
as soon as possible to have all
information and applications
ready for entry in April.
eral Acadians concede that the
food situation has improved
lately, and if this is any indication of the trend of things to
come, it is a great relief to
our digestive and nervous systems.
op op Op
Take breakfast. You take it,
we've had enough. Up until the
Great Reform Movement,
breakfast was similar to that
of Fort, with the emphasis on
two slippery poached eggs,
anchored down by two deadweight sausages.
Another treat was Sunday
lunch. For most of the students
this was the first meal after
the night before. The fodder
preferred to soothe the sufferers' disrupted digestion was
invariably cold meat, cold
fried potatoes and what was
exaggeratedly termed a "fruit-'
cup."
op op op
To further placate the queasy
stomachs of the On- The Tohjra*
ers, there were basins of noodles and mushrooms struggling
in gallons of dark greasy gravy.
The savirig grace was dinner. Except for little points
like identifying Wednesday's
entree in Friday's soup, diftner
was the least offensiye moil of
the day.
The residents attribute the
situation to the funds and facilities available. They fed! the
kitchen should be congratulated on "making the most, of
their limited means."
smoke
SWEET CAPS
always fresh and
TRULY MILD!
CORK Oft PLAIN
pills, finally traced their elusive
victim to his home.
Their plan to ambush the victim failed when he couldn't be
found. The squad abandoned
their shanghai plan after discovering him aslsep in bed at 2
a.m. Saturday morning.
CHAINS FILED
Zeta Psi pledges' second scheme
resulted in confining a frat ma.
in a cellar for three hours.
Three members of the Zeta
goon squad ambushed Jim Skeld-
ing as he was getting into his car
to drive his girlfriend to a show.
After a struggle which aroused
the neighborhood, the three abductors dragged Jim to their
car and tied him up.
One of the pledges told Jim's
date, "You won't ^ee him around
for  a  while." j
Three hours later Jim was discovered chained to a cement pillar in a deserted basement.
A passerby heard his shouts
for help. Alter some convincing
from Jim, the rescuer secured a
file to release him from the
chains confining him to his "cell,"
which had been furnished with
a case of beer and a chamber pot.
FRASER FOILED
A plot by Beta pledges resulted in snatching a victim from a
cafeteria, driving him out to the
Fraser River mud flats and
abandoning him miles from the
nearest phone wilh no money and
no means of Iransporlalion.
Other initial ion ladies this
year nnd last year at UBC are
-aid in ono case to have resulted in hospitalization of a vic-
'im after he was chained to a
tree and abandoned in Stanley
Park overnight,
FINE FELLOWS
The ease- was hushed up when
he contacted pnuenionia as a refill of his exposure and missed
■ overal   weeks  i>,   ledums.
Frat    members    say    Ihey    ex-
'ht|   im   Irmiiile   from   police   as
' hi y "(In  in>|   intend lo starve or
ii 11'neal e  ;m\ one."
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INCORPORATED   Z.f MAY 1670. PAGE FOUR
THE    UBYSSEY
Tuesday, November 24, 1953
UBC Squad Edge Kerries
Move To First Place Tie
'Birds Score Twice In
Opening Five Minutes
By STAN BECK
The UBC hockey team moved into a tie for first place
in the Inter-City Amateur Hockey League on Friday night
when they defeated the league - leading Kerries 6 - 5 at
Kerrisdale Arena in a hockey game which had just about everything a spectator could ask for.
____ ®   The Thunderbirds got off to a
flying start with two goals in
the first five minutes. Ray Ing
scored the initial marker at 4:31
on a double relay from McMahon
and Kirk and 19 seconds later
Jimmy Todd repeated for the
'Birds on a solo effort.
Kyle,
Top
Still
Harris
Record;
Losers
Doug Kyle and Peter Harris
are asking themselves what they
have to do to win a race after
they broke the record in the Oregon intercollegiate cross country
championships in Portland last
Thursday and still lost the race.
However, Ken Reiser of the
University of Oregon also broke
the record that he had previously set and beat UBC's Doug Kyle
by forty yards. Ken ran the
three miles in 15:405. His old
record, set in 1051, was 16:16.7.
Kyle's time was 15:49 and Harris
was 15:38.
It's worth noting that Kyle
took a wrong tufn ln the course
when he was in the lead and had
to go through thorn bushes to
get back on the route. Reiser only
beat Kyle by forty yards and
Doug lost pretty close to that
when he took his wrong turn.
Collingwood
Trims  'Birds,
Breaks  Jinx
Collingwood Athletics finally
broke the jinx that the Thunderbirds had held over them for
two years when they defeated
the 'Birds 1-0 in the stadium
on Saturday afternoon.
It was more by the grace' of
God than by playing better soccer that the Collies won. 'Birds
literally ran the baffled Collies
into the ground in the first half
with a dazzling display of precision passing but they could not
put the ball through that all-im
At the end of the first period
the score stood 2-1 for the 'Birds
but coach Mitchell must have
told the boys to get some insurance markers as they scored
three goals to Kerries one in the
second frame. The nicest goal of
the game came halfway through
the second period when Cliff
Frame took a loose puck and
passed it to Bob Geigerich who
sailed in all alone on the Kerrie
goalie and scored a picture goal.
KERRIES FLY LATE
The 'Birds came out for the
third period nursing an apparently safe 5-2 lead when things
suddenly took a bad turn. Bob
Lovett, UBC's star center man
was hit above the eye by a flying puck and knocked cold. He
was carried off the ice bleeding
badly and had to be taken to the
hospital where it required eight
stitches to close the gash.
Lovett's loss appeared to disorganize the 'Bird badly and
twelve minutes later the game
was all tied up 5-5. However, the
'Birds pulled themselves together and at 16:25 McCulloch, the
most dangerous man on the ice,
fired the winner from twenty-
five feet out.
COACH DICK MITCHELL has every right to be smiling
as his hockey team has vaulted into a tie for first place
after losing their first two games. The 'Birds moved into first
place by beating the league leading Kerries 6-5 in an exciting game at Kerrisdale Arena last Friday night.
Braves
Fourth
Rack Up
Shutout
EZRA   WHEATCROPT
The Compost Heap
IGNORING the finer points of women's fashions for a moment, your peerless prognosticator will now bring you up to
date on all the inside deals of campus sport. Aside from the
fact that Piltdown Pete Lusztig, president of MAD, is the only
student on campus who can afford to live in the white towers
by Acadia camp, we haven't many scandals today but stick
around . . .
Don Coryell, the original Waikiki Kid, pulled a new and
a highly appreciated trick among football coaches when he recently took over as Tomahawk rugby coach. Albert Laithwaite
has always been beset by coaching problems, it being impossible
for him to coach ajl three teams. Coryell, who got his rule
book Sunday, did the good deed of the season by taking over
the Tomahawk squad. Now if only more rugby planters would
turn out for football.
And speaking of the grid sport, did you know that the
rowing team is trying to persuade some big husky football types
to turn out for crew. Hope they get them cause Frank Read's
rowers will probably be the only UfeC team with a chance of
representing the dear old maple leaf in the BE Games next
August. Pete Harris and Doug Kyle will likely make it as
individuals. So might ex-Washington sprinter Bob Hutchison
if he decides to go back into training.
BASKETBALL BAGS BIG BOYS
Going way out on a limb, we fearlessly predict that Pomfret's Birds will win at least three Evergreen Conference games
this season . . ., and we're counting on Geoff Craig not to cut
off that limb ... the lanky ex-Clover Leaf can make or break
UBC this year. Pomfret has lost only Bobby Hindmarch and
Gundy McLeod this year, has added Stu Madill and Hec Frith
along with Craig and we'd like to see the team that's going to.
stop McLeod's running hook-shot.
Glad to see ex-Thunderbird Harry Franklin is coaching the
Braves . . . couldn't understand why some of the outstanding
Bird alumni never volunteered to take over the junior squad
which has coaching problems every year .
• - - .
UBC Braves 17; North Shore 0
UBC Tomahawks 3; Rowing Club 3
By GEOFF CONWAY
The UBC Braves racked up their fifth straight win, and
fourth shutout (third by a 17-0 count), last weekend to remain
in a tie with the Kats for the top position in the second division
of the Vancouver Rugby Union.
<v    Meanwhile, the winlcss Toma-
Varsity   Hoopsters
However   Defeats
Lose
Differ
By DUNC THRASHER
Both Varsity basketball teams lost their games on Saturday night but there was a difference in their losses.
The JV's were supposed to clobber the Arctic Club at
King Ed gym but lost 45-40; the Thunderbirds were supposed to
be clobbered by Boston but instead put up a terrific fight be
fore losing 51-45. *
portant goal. In the second half! POOR SHOOTING
they again had an edge in play
but again they could not score.
DOBSON OUT
The 'Birds obviously missed
the scoring punch of the injured
Bud Dobson. Ernie Kuyt, the
bearded Varsity goalie, had no
chance of stopping the Collies'
goal in the second half which resulted from a goal mouth
scramble.
A disappointed, but pleased,
Ed Luckett said it was one of the
best games he ever saw as coach of
the 'Birds and referee Eric Bennett called it one of the best
soccer games he had ever ref-
ereed in Vancouver.
According to nation-wide authorities, if all the UBC girls in ihe
women's dorms were laid end to
end, it would be about time.
The J.V.'s couldn't have hit
| the backboard with a handful of
j buckshot let alone a basketball
as they sank a ghastly 19','« of
! their shots in the first half, miss-
[ ing countless layups and close-
in shots.
I    The Junior squad scored nine
: points to the Arctic Club's 8 in
the first quarter, just about par
for the bantam girls' league.
Penn's quintet managed just
20 points per half which isn't KO-
ing to win them many games in
the Senior "A" league unless
their   defence   improves   about
50 °'r.
The students lost their shaky
20-16 halftime lead in the th!rd
quarter and never regained it
as the hard working Arctic Club
quintet outscored them 15-8 in
the third stanza.
Jim Carter and Don "Twitter"
Hill were standouts for the
J.V.'s notching 15 and 7 points
respectively. Hill who is well under 6' is one of the steadiest re-
bounders on the team. Carter
kept the J.V.'s in the same until the final minutes as he scored
11 of hi.s 15-point total in the
second half.
It might be worth noting that
in edging J.V.'s the Arctic Club
played their best game of the
season while Penn's outfit played their worst game to date and
are sure to improve with experi- j
ence.
In Friday night's prelim' to thc ;
'Trotter game thc 4000 fans pre-;
sent saw a great exhibition as the '
Thunderbirds, displaying mid-
season form, fought the highly I
touted Boston team to a stand-i
!.still before bowing out 51-45.
hawks, whose sole claim to fame
lies in the fact that they have
been the only XV to score on
the Braves, gained a single
point in the standings by splitting six points with the Rowing
Club seconds.
At Balaclava Park Rennie
Edgett maintained his f> points
a game scoring average with two
first half tries. Jack Maxwell
added another and the forwards
crossed the line en masse for a
fourth major which gave UBC
a 12-0 margin at the breather.
Edgett received a head injury at the close of the half and
didn't return for the second
frame.
Roger Kronquist converted a
try by Adrian Banerd to close
out the scoring. Two other second half tries were disallowed
when Varsity players downed
the ball outside the poorly-marked end zone.
The Tomahawks' Ken Urqu-
hart parted the uprights with a
second half penalty boot to offset a similar effort by the Row-
in", Club in the opening frame,
and salvaged a lie for UBC.
And lie pins his budget-bugs
down, too — by stately sarin t>
at
ro 4 *".i<n*i   Amt),itt\
op
Bank of Montreal
Your Bank on the Campus ...
In thc Auditorium Building
MERLE C. KIRKBY,
Manager.
WORKING WITH CANADIANS  IN EVERY WALK OF LIFE SINCE  1817
BRADY  NAMED  GUARD
All-Star Team Announced
The Evergreen Conference
all-star football team was announced last Friday and considering that they didn't win
a game UBC did pretty well.
For Ihe second time in as
many years the 'Birds placed
one man on the first team.
Bob Brady, captain of this
years Thurnderbirds, was
named as a guard on the first
team. This news is especially
heartening lo UBC fans because Bob still has two years
of eligibility  left.
Jack Hutchison. UBC's star
halfback from Rogina,' came
within an ace of making Ihe
t'irsl team. He was nosed out
b\ just one vole and placed
on the second team. If it wasn't
BOB  BRADY
for the fact that Jack was injured halfway through the season he  would have made the
first team with ease.
Bill Kushnir, tiie 'Birds
bruising guard wrapped it up
for UBC by just failing to
make the second team and receiving honorable  mention.
Whitworth, the conference
champions naturally dominated the first team. Here is the
first team: Backfield■■- Ward
Whltworth), Billings (PLC,
Buckerl. (Whitworth), Do Cer-
•terols (CPS). Line Brady (UBC
Bare (WW1, Norman (KWi, Borden (PLC), Paradise (Whil-
worlh), (Ira/.ad/ohvski (CPS).
Branded (.Whitworth). \
~l\
RICH, DARK CHOCOLATE

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