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 1       DEC 6.   1951      I
NO. 30
Editor-in-Chief Faces
Dismissal Today
#      .
Student Council will institute dismissal proceedings against
Ubyssey Editor-in-Chief Les Armour if he does not submit his
resignation by 10:30 this morning.
A council resolution,.moved by* ~
ISSUE Ubyssey staKers gathered arouiid editor-in-chlaf Les Airoour for a last mmute page one conference. Senior Editors Sheila Kearns and Elsie Gorbat and assistant Patsy Byrne go over dummies while other staffers
stand by working out story details. ' - %,        ''
—Photo by Walt Sussel
Council's Action Forces
a Ynin who feels th.t he has
been unjustly attacked to attempt to silence his critics.
But a little reflection should show that such a proced-
.   ure is neither a sound defence nor a morally justifiable act.
. It may preclude further discussion;  but lt certainly cannot
Wove either side right.
: , Less than two weeks .ago, Student Council, by a vote of 6 to 0,
voted confidence* ln the policies of the Ubyssey. Friday afternoon,
iby a vote of 7 to 3, the same council demanded ithe resignation of
the Ubyssey's editor-in-chief ond threatened to Institute dismissal
proceedings if his resignation were not forthcoming by 10:30 this
morning. *
In the period between the votes, seven councillors found two
editorials to which they took exception. One was the professed opinio^ of the Editorial Board, the other the signed opinion of the
editor-in-chief, Both attacked four councillors for their "ridiculous"
tactics in student council meetings. •**...
* * In presenting such an argument, they proclaimed the principle
that^ editor ought to present to the student body*opinions which
that body already holds. Any other opinion, they implied, was not
in'the best interests of the society.
Want ONE Opinion
Their argument, of course, asserts that they, as student government, are the fit Judges of sound opinion, fair comment, and
right thinking. It asserts that only one opinion ought to prevail and
that opinion alone is worthy of presentation in a student newaparper.
It is true that an Individual editor-in-chief is unlikely to take the
Yet we feel that the principle involved transcends both the
significance of both the editor-in-chief and the councillors in ques.
Should the 'principle be allowed to sitand The Ubyssey will
cease to exist as the student!-*' only staifeguard against their goyern.
Should it be allowed to stand, a tradition of freedom of expression, built up over thirty-five years, will be lost.
: The efrect of the action will be subtle and Insideous, Student
Council will stoutly deny that it intends to aot as a board of
censors. Dut each and every time a dispute between council and an
editor arise*, councillors will remeinlber that IMy have, on at least
one occasion, asserted their right to remove an editor because their
disagreed with his opinions and the editor will be threatened, by
implica'tion, with similar action.
It should be rememubered thai no attempt has been made to
prove the Incompetence of 1I:« present editor-in-chief.
In the words of Mr. Tod Lee, mover of the motion of dismissal;
"The Ubyssey this year lias been technically superior to any produced in *recent years. Hut that tins nothing to do with the present
It wan further conceded that the present editor had made
every effort possible to broaden the scope of opinion presented in
The llbyssey.
Paper Guards Students
The policy whicli permits any student or faculty member *to
present guest editorials and which forces every editor to sign his
editorials unless they express the policies of the entire Editorial
Hoard has effectively cleared The Ubyssey of long-standing charges
to the effect that its editorial columns were simply a pulpit for the
expression of his personal opinions.
Students should further realize Quit council's public relations
officer  iH  a  member  of  the   Kdlto.rlaT Hoard   and   accordingly   has
(Continued on Page 2)
Following a petition of 140 students. Student Council has called a Special General
Meeting of the Alma Mater Society fqr this
.Thursday at. 12:30 noon in the Armories to
discass the .dismissal of the editor-in-chief
of The Ubyssey.
More than '30 of the petitioners tumtd
out df Monday nights Student Council
meeting to protest the motion.
Councillors remained unmoved, however,
and voted 7 to 4 in favor of re-affirming
their stand.
AMS Asks Students
To Pay Gym Pledges
AMS President Vaughn Lyon has issued a plea to all
students who have not yet paid up their War Gym pledges to
do so now. ^—' r —
On the strength of student promises to contribute to the War Memorial Gymnasium $60,000 has
been spent finishing off the Oym
so that It can be used. This loan
must   be paid off by Christmas.
Approximately 115,000 was pledged toward paying this amount last
year but so far these pledges have
only been honored to the extent
of $4,000. On the strength of the
marvellous record of the students
we are appealing to other groups
to help us pay off the* rest of the
The Alumni Association has already contributed $5,000. We can.
not expect further support unless
the students do their part a*nd
honor their promises.
Junior Member Ted Lee and seconded by Women's Undergraduate Society President Mary I7ett,
demanded the editor's resignation
Friday afternoon after two hours
of heated discussion.
It passed By a vote of 7 to 3.
Lee, In introducing tho motion,
maintained that "a majority ot
students on this campus . do not
aaree with Armour's point of view.
They are, in fact, fed up with bim.
Thky. want him out.
superior utvssiY
He conceded that "Tbe Ubyssey
has been technically superior this
year to anything we have seen In
recent years.
"But that Is not the question.
Treasurer Phil Anderson, defen.
ding'the editor, said: "I firmly believe that Armour has done a good
Job, Your only motives in this
thing boil down to personal animosity."
Men's Athletic Directorate Presl-
. dent Bill Sparling* accused Arm.
our of releasing "matter which
was discussed* by this council In
connection with the editorial statement of Nov. 27 that Sparling bad
accused the Ubyssey of misquoting
Athletic Director Bob Robinett.
WUS president Mary "Lett char-,
ged Armour with failure to Implement the recommendations of the
Publications Committee appointed
laat spring by Student Council.
Questioned as to what recom.
mendations had not been Implemented, she replied. i don't know
off hand. I haven't a copy of the
report. But I understand there were
AMS, President Vaughn Lyon
stepped down from the chair to
defend Armour.
He said: "Les Armour is a man
who-makes people think. He does
not merely give students back the
opinions they already hold.
"He has probably done more
than most of our teaching staff
to make this Institution into what
a university ought to be: he has
stimulated discussion on the issues
that really count.
"The Ubyssey has given council
full co-operation ln all its worthwhile projects. It has co.operat*
ed to the best of its ability in all
campus activities.
Vicepresldeht Phil Dadson repeated his sentiments.
Treasurer Anderson exploded
several times against what he
called: "caucus government by a
"YdU people have come here
with your minds made up. You
want Armour out and you are not
even   prepared  to  make   a  case.
All members of the Ubyssey editorial board haye declared that they will resign
if Editor-in-Chief Les Armour is fired.
"Student Council has attacked Armour while patting ths
rest of the staff on the back."
said Managing Editor Doug
Heal. "M they think ^hey can
keep a- staff by these tactics,
they are much mistaken."
Heal termed Armour "a competent newspaperman and the
only person qualified at this
time to carry on as editor-lit.
Al Goldsmith, executive editor, said, "1 refuse to be a part
of any organisation which -does
not represent freedom of edl-
*   torial opinion."
Joe Schlesinger, senior editor: "The editorial board that
will be set up If certain ele.
ments ln Student Counoil bats
their own way, will be bound
ln principle to Jump and dates
according to the whims of tho
counoil or any - other . group
which chooses to interfere with
the editorial policy of the board.
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City Bdltor Dennis Blaker "I
consider the tactics of student
council unfair." '
Senior Editor Elsie Oorbat;
"I am resigning because, if the
motion goes through, the Ubyssey will become a tool of student council."
Sheila Kearns, senior editor:
"This is a question of freedom
of the press."
Alex MacOlllvray, sports editor: "As far as the sports department Is concerned, Mr. Ar.
mour has been'an, inspirational
leader and we could not possibly continue to do our work
under a puppet rule."
You just sit there with smug looks
on your faces." *
Voting In favor of the motion
were: Ted Lee, BUI Sparling, Bill
Neen, Jack Lintott, Mary Lett,
Joan MacArthur and Dlanne Livingstone.
Opposed were: Phil Ander
son, Phil Dadson and  Anita Jay.
Attack On Armour 'Unfair'
As members of Students'
Council who have had a great
deal of contact with the Ekll-
tor.in-Chtef and the sta*ff of
th6 Ubyssey during our terms
of office, we wish to dlssaso-
clate ourselves from the action taken by Students' Council at. their meeting on Friday
At that time Students' Council fired the Bditm-tiMChior
md, at the same time, expressed confidence in the*, rest
of the staff of the Ubyssey.
We feel that the attack on
Mr. Armour is unfair, based
on personal prejudice, and not
in tho best interests of the
Society which we feel requires
a newspaper which has an Editorial Hoard free to criticize
Students' Council individually
or collectively.
The attack is unfair because
if Is anattempt to place the
entire responsibility for the
editorial policy of the Ubyssey
on Mr. Armour, when in point
of fact, Mr. Armour ls bound by
the decisions of the Editorial
Tliis is recognized by the
Board which is supporting Mr.
Armour and accepts reeponsi.
bllity with him for the paper's
Mr. Armour has had the cou-
ase to express unpopular poUtical beliefs and as a result he
has, of course, won both fri.
ends and enemies.
Making the attack on the
Editor-in-Chief rather than on
the Editorial Board is an attempt to gain the support of
those who believe that the
best way to deal with someone
with whom you disagree ia to
shut him up.
The attack is further unfair
lu that Mr. Armour was
ulven only three hours notice
of the Intention to hold the
mi't'tiiiK  to  remove  him- from
office and had during that time
np opportunity to confer with
the members of his staff or to
prepare any kind of .defenso
agrlnst the slanderous attack
directed  at him.
His request that he be given
time to prepare a case In defense of himself and the "Ubyssey" was Ignored by the meeting to whom the majority of
councillors had come already
committed to the "out Armour
The only points raised at our
meeting on Friday were two
editorials which appeared in
the Ubysey. Both of these editorials criticized S t u dents'
Council Individually and collectively.
We do not necessarily agree
or disagree with the editorials
but we maintain that the Editorial Board of the "Ubysey"
had a perfect right to publish
them and show the student's
what they thought of the way
in which Council and Individu
al Councillors were carrying
on the busless of the Alm&
Mater Society.
Apparetly other members of
Council do not think so. They
are out to stifle this criticism
by attempting to remove Les
Armour from office.
We wonder at the advisublli.
ty of removing the Editor ot
the Ubyssey for criticising
Council when no such action
was even suggested when the
"Ubyssey'' ha*s criticised the
Presldeut of the University.
The University Board of Governors and tho Faculty Council.
We suggest that certain persons are overcome with their
own Importance and are out to
remove a* sharp tongued critic
by use of authority which was
Kiven them to act in the best
interests of the society and
not to satisfy personal grievances.
Continued on Page 3
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Tuesday, December 4,1051
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For Which We Quit
In the event that the editor-in-chief of
the Ubyssey is dismissed,, .the editors and
staff will resign. The editorial board feels
that whatever may be the circumstances of
the present disagreement there is no justification for such action as a dismissal.
Inasmuch as all our critics have said
that we have published an adequate newspaper their only substantial reason is that
they do not like the way in which they have
been criticized, and they do not like the
attitude of the editor-in-chief.
The editorial board has not and does not
now agree with everything its editor says or
ctoes. We are not puppets that rubber-stamp
actions after ,they have already aroused corn-
Moreover, we do not entirely agree with
the way in which some of the editorials have
been written, whether by the editor or some
other member of the board.
We therefore introduced the policy of
signing those-editorials which did not carry
the approval of the board, and anyone, whether a member of the Ubyssey or not, would
have the right to publish' a signed editorial
in. the paper.
This policy was introduced long in advance of the present controversy and whfen
it was introduced council approved it is an
adequate control of our editorial policy.
A signed editorial that represent* iii personal opinion of lhe editor Was
the excuse to start the dismissal
The editorial Board feels, therefore, that
if it condones the right to remove editors
cauie of so-called unfair crlticistn or
.attitude, then we would admit that student*
council is the sole judge on this'
as to what is right ahd what is wrong.
Since we are persons ol
may not be similar to Ihat of Ijouncll we cannot work under those conditions.
No memlber of the editorial board has the
time or inclination to become editor-in-chief
at this time of the year, and we cannot see
ourselves working for someone whoSe principles are so radically different from what
we consider to be right.
A More Comfortable Sty
The University has a very excellent Department of Agriculture.
And one of the activities of this department is the raising of a noble brand of pigs.
These pigs are normally housed in fint*,
up-to-date premises out on the farm east of
the Campus.
Lately, it has been, suggested that some
of the piggery population, though, have sur-
reptitously taken to trekking across from tho
farm at certain hours of the day and ensconcing themselves happily in the main lounge
of Brock Hall.
At least there is every indication of this,
judging from the%condition of the Lounge by
early afternoon day after day.
Following lunch hour there is a paper
chase of lunch wrappings strewn around the
building. , *,
Wet overcoats become draped casually
over the backs of chesterfields.
Upon the arms of chairs, where one expects to find nothing more dealy than student
elbows, larges pieces of foot-gear are seen
flapping nonchallantly in the breeze.
Re-covering of Prock furniture cost students $2100 not so long age.
And that's a lot of hay.
Perhaps if would be a good idea if the
Agricultural Department were to call the
roll out in the piggery around noon each day.
It would be a better idea still, if the
owners of lunch paper, wet overcoats and
flapping footwear took the hint, and ceased
using a first class lounge as a third rate
rumpus-room. —DENIS GRANT.
Continued from Pegs 1
the right to see all editorials
prior to publication. Any three
(members of the board may suspend publication of an editorial.
until a full meeting of the
board has passed upon it.
On nb occassibri has the conn,
cil public relations officer endeavoured to take advantage
of his rights id this connection.
It would therefore appear
that council has acted on the
flimsiest of. justifications: personal dislike ot; an Individual
and/hat councillors are pre.
pared to become involved in
the promotion of extremely dubious principles in order to silence that individual.
There is only one appeal
from studelit council action, a.
general meeting of the student
\v*e would therefore appeal
to fill those who believe in
freedom of expression, in seine
and restibiisible student government ih ttii Essential duty of a
student newsjia'per to stimulate disucclslon, to join forces
With fs to* prevent student
coitiid! frctt enforcing its dis-
iii all humility to
otir opi^nenu as much ae to
those who have supported our
viewpoint*. Fbr it matters little in a student newspaper
Whether anyone is convinced of
the soundness of the opinions
expressed. What matters is
th*t editorials should stlmu.
late discussion.
In event that It is impossible to over-rule the council,
we must appeal to the student
body to refrain from producing a Ubyssey under a council,
appointed editor.
To co-operate in such a yen-
ture is to admit that council
was right and to become a signatory to the death warrant
of freedom of expression on
the campus.
And All That
November in 1947 was a wet and soggy
Mast of the Ubyssey staff was clown with
the 'flu and the few who were'still on their
feet were rummaging through the library
stacks in a vain attempt to pass some Christmas exams.
Desperate for copy, editor-in-chief Don
Ferguson approached us and asked politely if
we were interested in raising a bit of hell.
We said we were always happy to mount
the pulpit and And All That was born.
In the intervening years we have grabbed
lance and fire axe and, like Leacock's headless horseman, ridden off in all directions.
We have tilted at fundamentalist Christians, poked at Progressive Conservatives,
laughed softly at fraternities and loudly at
Once we spent a couple of weeks at the
Uniersity of Washington surveying the dismal
state of academic freedom.
We went to bat on behalf of the social
sciences and philosophy and strove (perhaps
vainly) to gain support for a program which
might awaken a mankind sleep walking toward destruction.
With perhaps more bitterness than of feci,
we railed at armaments races and pleaded for
organized passive resistance in its place.
Of itself, the column has been nothing
more than black marks on white paper.
Whatever significance it may have had, it
owes to those who have responded to its
raucaus noises.
To the VCF, the SCM, the four political
clubs, the Civil Liberties Union, the Student
Peace Movement, to t the hundreds of irate
students who wrote bombastic letters to
the editor about us, to men like Dr. Volkoff
who once dueled for two solid weeks with us
over the question of Soviet genetics, we are
deeply grateful.
Together we have tried to arouse discussion on what we have felt to be the vital issues
of the day.
It was a noble aim even if barely fulfilled.
Now that we are threatened with extinction, we would like to offer our thanks.
We would like to add, however, that the
possibilities of a continuation of such action
depend on whether or not voices are raised
in strong protest.
We have done what we could.
It's up to you.
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Page Thres
By Ubyssey Staff Reporter
Should Student Council carry
out its motion to dismiss Ubyssey Editor-in-Chief Les Armour,
the Publications Board will lose
Its most controversial figure.
Armour first came to UBC
five years ago at the age of 16
•after taking three years ot high
school In one at St. Ann's Academy in New  Westminster.
His freshmen year on campus saw him become political
editor for the Ubyssey. Next
year he was appointed senior
editor, followed by two years as
nn editorial writer. Last year he
was elected Editor-in-Chief.
Throughout his career on the
Ubyssey he has turned out his
column "And All That," which
he terms a "*humorous crusading
cohrtnn devoted to satire."
Armour's activities have not
been limited to the student
newspaper. In May, 1950, he
won the International Student
Service scholarship to the ISS
Seminar in Europe.
After returning to the United
States, he was detained for questioning by the FBI for his activities on the return voyage. Accused of "organized heckling ot
a movie extolling the American
#Way of Life," he was released
after the chafges were dismissed by New York's Senior imml.
gratlon officer.
Armour has served on the executive of-the U.N. Club and
has been a feature speaker for
such campus groups as the Social Problem's C^ib, the Civil
Liberties Union and the Varsity Christian Fellowship.
He was elected two years ago
to membership in Sigma Tau
Chi, men's honorary activity
fraternity. Last year he was secretary of the group; this year*
he is vice-president.
■ Student Council elected Armour to represent UBC student
body at the Northwest Confer.
Continued from Page 1
The record of the 'Ubyssey'
and the Editor-in.chief during
the first term of the school
year is te good one.
Starting from nothing at the
beginning of the year, with a
paper that had during the previous year lilt a*n all-time low,
they have built up staff and
policies that have improved the
calibre of the paper.
Recent Introduction of the
Literary and the Faculty pages
are Indications of the desire of
the staff to continue to im.
prove our newspaper to the
point where it is in competition with the best campus papers  in Canada*.
At the beginning of the year
several of the editorials-**^ the
paper were considered to be
irresponsible. The Editorial
Board and the Editor of the
ipaper did all that they could
to rectify the damage caused
and have since instituted a new
policy of handling editorials,
which was approved by Council.
We feel therefore that the
Editorial Board of the "Uby.
ssey" and the Editor-in-Chief
merit the confidence and not
the cc*nd&matlon of the Stu.
jjents and Council.
It it is the final desire of
the Students that the present
staff of the Ubyssey" be dis-
missed vve will of course work
with and support to the full
those who succeed them.
1035 Seymour St.    Vancouver, B.C.
ssey Hand
ence of higher, education held
last Deceihber at Reld College.
He is "an honor philosophy
student, winning the Odd Fellows bursary in 1949.
At the present time he holds
down a full-time Job as night
reporter for The Da>lly Province.
He started at the Province as a
copy boy at the age of IB, be.
came campus- correspondent,
then joined the permanent staff
of the Province in 1960.
Armour has crusaded against
athletic scholarships, campus
COTC, loyalty oaths, attacks on
academic freedom, attempts to
make UBC a "trade-school" capitalism and racial prejudice.
He has fought for,last year's
anti-lethargy campaign, peace,
passive resistance, and emphasis
on social sciences and humanities at the university, and "the
rights of the common man."
Among the Ubyssey top brass
who will walk out with Armour
are Executive Editor, Al Gold
smith; Managing Editor, Doug
Heal; and Sports Editor, Alex
Law student Goldsmith start,
ed out his campus activity in
the Radio Society where after
three months he was appointed
Chief Engineer. In this capacity
he designed Radsoe's present
studies, described as "among the
continent's finest.''
last year he was elected pra-
sldent of the Inter-Fraternity
Council. He was initiated into
the honorary fraternity, Sigma
Tau Chi, where he ls now secre
New to the Ubyssey this
year. Goldsmith's job has been
to put the Publication's Board
on <s buslness.like and financially sound basis. He is also in
charge of personnel and this
year edited the Student Directory.
Managing Editor, Doug Heal,
ls a full-time reporter on the
Dally Province who ls taking a
partial course at UBC to "broaden his outlook." He is in charge
of news coverage for the Ubyssey.
Sports Editor Alex MacGilllv.
ray was recently appointed
news editor ln addition to his
regular duties. He returned to
the Ubyssey after serving as
editor of the sports department
last year.   v,
HeNcoaehes junior soccer and
baseball teams a*nd In addition
is a baseball, football and 30c-
cer writer for the Vancouver
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Tuesday, December 4, 1951
ALEX MacGILLIVRAY, Sports Editor
Assistant Editors—Vic Edwards, Barry Drinkwater
63 WIN
Brits Upset
UBG Ruggers
Something which happens in all althletic activities, at times,
the victory of the underdog occurred in the game between Varsity Chiefs and the Ex. Britannia squa3 when on Saturday
afternoon in UBC's stadium the lowly Britts stopped the highly
favoured Thunderbirds 6-3.
It was obvious that an oVer.confklent Varsity ,XIV played far beiow
their usually high standard and that they suMere'd from the calls of
the ret Then too, the breaks were definitely against the Chiefs and
several scoring opportunities were only missed by the narrowest or'
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The Chiefs took the lead early In the first half when "Dutch" Mul-
hollund, one of the standout players on the field, scored on a 28 penalty
kick. Students continued to monopolise the play In this half mainly due
to the efforts of Gerard Kirby and Hill Whyte. but were unable to sooro
again. The first of the missed upportunltes occured when Kirby fumbled
in attempting to pick up the ball and from then on the plucky, never-
say die Brlttanina team took control.
Perhaps the sole consolation that Coach Albert Laithwaite and the
UDC .team as a whole can derive from the second Half's play was thc
sensational tackling and all round playing of an old pupil and teammate,
Jack Smith.
♦A misklck by Stan Clark gave the Britts the opportunity they had
been waiting for and Bill Last went over the line from a scrum sneak
t? •tie the score. Winger Russ Heushell put the visitors ahead to stay
when he made a beautiful 20 yard run,
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A last ditch effort by the Chiefs almost came off. With the whole
team driving hard, an attempted field goal kick by Gerry Main and two
long runs by wee Georgle Pull all came to nought. Stan Clark very nearly
caipltalised with the last play of the game when he made a 50 yard to
the Britannia 10 yard line, but when on the verge of scoring passed
back to a fellow Chief who fumbled and was pulled down by a Britannia
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In the second division game played on the Varsity's upper field
Vlndex.club seorecf two tries to a lone drop kick by the Braves, to
edge the Chiefs younger brothers 6.3.
Birds Bump Hill
Soccermen Sat.
The Thunderbird soccer squad held off a sustained last-half
drive by South Hill to down the Hillmen 3-2' on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Park South.
The   Birds   Jumped   into   a   2-0 Although they lost the game, the
lead in the first half on goals by
left-hand Dick Matthews on a re.
hound, and inside-right Bud Dobson, whose Intended pass in front
of the goal caught the far inside
post and bounced through the goal.
South Hill took control of the
play in the second half. They seor.
ed their first goad about 10 minutes after half time and tied the
score at the 25-mlnute mark.
. After the tying goal, the Varsity
squad came to life a*nd showed
signs of the soccer that they are
capable of playing. About ten minutes from full.tlme, lert-fullback
Don Kenton kicked a high lotting
b;'.*l! In the direction ot* the South
Hill goal. The goalkeeper misjudged the ball and it dropped througl!
the goal. The Birds eontlnuer
their attack and wePeMinluckv not
to score two or three more count-
The I'BC Chiefs surprised the
second place I, & K Lumber si'iia*
hy   holdin.!**   then   to   a   2-1   scon*
Chiefs outran and outplayed their
older and more experienced oppon.
ents and unfortuately missed several good scoring opportunities.
Strengthened hy several newcomers, the Chiefs showed an ability to fight back and showed a
spirit which will Influence their
general calibre of play.
Their only goal was scored hy
new.comer Hay Fee on a well-timed header over the opposing goalie.
Both UBC soccer squads will
now suspend play in order to con-
enlrate on the Christmas exams,
They huve scheduled practices In
the Christmas holidays so that
they will not lose their touch when
when play resumes after the New
As of 10:30 this morning, providing Students Council has
carried through with its motion to dismiss Mr. Les Armour
from the office of editor-in-chief of the Ubyssey, the sports staff
of this paper will automatically considered their duties at an
The 'Birds didn't win a game
in the Totem tournament last
week-end, hut they -provided
fans with two photo-finish baB.
ketball contests.
The annual Totem Tournament statistics go something"
like this;
On Friday night, the powerful
"Western Washington Viking*
shaded the UBC five, by a mere
four points, (53-49, for the Vlk.
lu the second Friday evening
contest, the powerful Lutheran
Pacific squad downed the highly touted Kilers by a score of
On Saturday eve, the two win.
ners met ln a fiercely contested
struggle, which saw Western
Washington ' seize the Totem
Trophy for the second year ln
a* row via a 46-4"» victory over
Pacific Lutheran.
In the first game, Eilers built
up a strong lead in the second
quarter to save the day.
The jewellers, composed mainly of former UBC stars, racked
up 16 points in the second stanza, to take a 33-24 lead.
The 'Birds refused to be beat,
en and managed to take a one-
point lead at 60-59 with two
minutes left in the game.
The finale proved to be a
heart-breaker for UBC. Eilers
sank three points in quick sue.
cession to provide a dramatic
finish to an exciting game.
UBC's cross-country teams
walked away with both the
junior and senior B.C. championships hvst Saturday at Brockton  Point.
Max Bertram the Intramural
cross.country champion for the
last two years took first place
ln the senior event.
"CHINA TODAY" will be the
topic of Br. Bruce Copeland, sponsored by the SCM at noon ln Arts
100 today.
featuring musk* by the UBC Glee
Club and readings by E. V. Young,
will be presented on Thursday a*t
12:30 in the Auditorium.
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Yesterday afternooon on hearing of the manner In which the
student government had ordered
Mr. Armour's resignation, sports
stuff members along with editor
Alex MacGlllivray tendered their
Although reluctant to retire from
the jobs in which they had heen
engaged throughout the first term.
members felt that they could not
possibly continue In their termer
capacity  after council's  decision.
Those who handed a typrvwr'neii
resignation to MacGlllivray were:
Brian Prentice, hockey-- writer;
Brian Wharf, rugger writer; Charles Watt, basketball and column.
1st; Vic Edwards, soccer and intramurals; Barry Drinkwater, assistant editor and tennis writer,
J;.*ck Hughes; feature writer, Peter
I.usztlg, football writer; Fred
Koots, track and field.
Here Is the ijtaff resignation:
"Although we, the undersigned
of tie Ubyssey sports staff do not
wholly agree with the signed editorials of our edltor.in-chief, Mr.
Armour, we Will if Mr. Armour is
dismissed by the student's council, resign from the publication's
We are resigning because wo
do not believe in the precedent
Involved which will allow student's
council to dismiss members of the
publications bou*rd who do not
agree with council's views.
It ls our opinion that only the
editorial board should have the
power to silence its members.'
Signed *
Brian Pentice \   Brian Wharf
Vic Edwards Fred. Hoots
Charlie Watt     Barry Drinkwaater
Bill Hughes Pete Lusztig
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