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The Ubyssey Oct 7, 1954

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are the requests The Ubyssey will make
to students at the special Alma Mater meeting Thursday of next week, unless Student
Council rescinds it* motion of censure:
1. that the AMS repudiate the motion of
censure against The Ubyssey passed by
Student Council.
2. that the AMS affirm full confidence in
the editorial board of The Ubyssey.
Should they be denied, the entire Ubyssey
editorial board will of course resign. We will
not continue without student confidence.
It would be regrettable if Student Council refused to rescind its motion; it is unfair
to students to be faced with such an issue.
But The Ubyssey cannot accept such a
repudiation of its right to say what it feels,
in any way it chooses.
Nor can we regard the motion of censure
as anything but a motion of non-confidence,
obviously such when its instigator, member-
at-large Ron Longstaffe, contended that Editor-in-chief Peter Sypnowich must automatically resign "if he has any honor."
The fact of the matter is that Student
Council members flagrantly abused their offices. They used their position to record personal opinions. They simply did not like The
Ubyssey's exposure of the three discriminatory fraternities.
Talk of "good taste" in the expose's presentation is ludicrous. Councillors should
know The Ubyssey has a managing editor
who is much more qualified to judge newspaper makeup and design than they.
It is significant that the only council
member who voted against the motion is not
a member of a fraternity, while those who
voted for it are almost exclusively fraternity
and sorority members.
As members of Greek Letter Societies,
they were entitled to disagree with the Ubyssey. As members of Student Council, they
were not.
Even fraternity and sorority members
who may indeed feel that The Ubyssey was
unjustified in revealing the names of the
discriminatory fraternities in such a way,
may surely agree The Ubyssey must be guaranteed the right to say what it thinks without
an insidious form of censorship on the part
of Student Council.
We hope that Student Council will with*
draw its motion. Certainly it was hesitant to
pass a stronger motion at its Monday meeting, finally settling for a weak reference to
"good taste."
We feel certain Student Councillors could
not have been aware of exactly what they
were doing.
We urge them to reconsider their motion.
A second look has never disgraced any
public body. A second look by Student Council
would certainly be more to its credit than
the original motion of censure.
No. 0
Ubyssey Asks Council
To Rescind Motion
im im HtmtmuiY
Re-election for Undergraduate Society Committee
chairman will take place Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Polling booths will be located at Brock Hall, the
Quad, the bus stop, the engineering building ahd the
WITH HIS FROSH booster beanie at the ready Dean S. F.
N. Chant prepares to declare himself "frosh champion."
Dean Chant quoted poetry and the Oxford Dictionary
during a debate on hazing in which he characterized Dr.
..JfcJUtari^sfei-tff*^ *■ 'towmonball." The debaters traded
verbiage and quotes for a full hour in Arts 100 Wednesday noon. Photo by Dick Wyman
Lively Debate Shows
Frosh Favour Hazing
UBC students are strongly in favour of the "shock treatment" they receive at the hands of upperclassmen it was learned at a debate in Arts 100 at noon Wednesday.
Nurses Abandon
Psychology Tactics
Psychology tactics in the pursuit of blood were scrapped
'Wednesday as attention was centered on the Engineering
In a definition-loaded debate
which saw Dr. £. T. Signori
labeled a» a "cannonball" with
references to his probable future
in the Alberta wheat fields had
he not been hazed, the weighty
and technical arguments of the
negative side failed to convince
the Gallant Frosh that they were
engaging in "cruel horse-play
(as practised in American universities)."
Bob Johnson advocated the
"shock treatment therapy"
whereby the "dazed" frosh
would lose their "grade twelve
superiority" through social and
physical embarassment. M r.
Johnson contended that turning
the spotlight on the frosh helped them to lose their shyness.
Dean Chant assumed the hal-
(Continued  on   Page  3)
Annual fall productions of the
UBC Players Club were announced Tuesday by assistant publicity
manager  Bill   Gordon.
The two one-act plays, "The
Critic" by R, B. Sherridan. and
George Bernard Shaw's "The
Showing up of Blawa Posnet"
will be staged November 10,
12 and 13.
Casting will be definitely decided in the rehearsals which
will get underway this week.
The fall program is produced
each year mainly for the participation of the new club members.
"The Critic" will be under
the direction of Peter lVlaniui-
ing and the Shaw play under
director  Doug,   ilaskins.
Liberal Whip
Laing Against
Hydro Stand
B.C. Liberal leader Art Laing
opposed the provincial government's stand on hydro-electric
power 'in speaking to students
in Arts 100 Tuesday.
He criticized the proposal to
build a hydro-electric power
plant on the Columbia river,
which would serve American
industry, and proposed that power plants be built in B.C. to
develop B.C.  industry.
Laing accused Premier Bennett of announcing a contract
with the Frobisher Company to
construct hydro-electric plants on
the Skecna river, saying that
in reality engineers were only
making  a  survey.
He also hit the defense policies of both Canada and the U.S.,
which he felt placed too much
emphasis on atomic warfare, neglecting the smaller weapons
used  in  previous wars,
He felt that in the event of
war countries would hesitate to
use i'tomic weapons, relying
more upon these smaller weapons.
Lost and Found
Campus lost and found department is now located in the
College Shop at Brock Hall. The
shop is open from 11:30 to 1:30
Monday  to  Friday.
UHC is closed for Ihe Thanksgiving holiday, Monday, Oelober
1 1   All Salurda>  lecture:, are can
Censure Motion Hit
By Editor In Chief
The Ubyssey has asked Student Council to rescind its
motion of censure between now and the special Alma Mater
Society meeting Thursday of next week.
If the motion against The Ubyssey is not rescinded by that
time, the general meeting will be asked to repudiate it and
pass a motion of confidence in the editorial board of tha
Undergraduate' nurses and
home econmics students staged
an all-out attack on engineers,
dragging them bodily from the
caf, engineering building, book
store and even from the comparative safety of cars.
All resistance was quelled as
victims were bound hand and
foot and mounted on stretchers
to be hefted by husky women to
the armories.
Some 120 nurses and home ec
members, clad in white uniforms
or smocks with either a cook's
hat or cap, armed with two
stretchers took part in the fray.
The whole ritual was accompanied by the cry of "Fe, fi,
fum, we want blood of an engin-
It is assumed that pressure
tactics are the only methods
available to reach the engineers
and that use of psychology
would only prove futile in their
One of the nurses said, in referring to the raid on engineers,
"They are really so sweet."
(Continued  on  Page 3)
Get Chance
Late registration is still possible, and course changes—in a
few cases—can still be made, despite the Oct 1st deadline, according to Associate Registrar J.
For late registration, special
permission is required from the
Deans of the various faculties.
Valid excuses, for late registration will also be accepted.
Course changes are also still
feasible, according to Dean of
Inter-Faculty Affairs, Walter H.
"In certain cases, if students
feel that they were wrongly advised by their councillors, the
courses of these individuals can
possibly still be altered," he said.
"However," Dean Gage pointed out, "This Saturday, Oct. 19,
is postiviley the last day for alterations."
God Used By Marxists
In Pacifying Workers
Ignorance and superstition has often been covered up by
the word "God" was the opinion of Dr. F. Temple Kingston,
in the first of a series of ten lectures on God and Philisophy,
! Tuesday.
i Dr. Kingston outlined various
ways, valid and invalid, in which
I the   term   "God"   is   employed.
: Some consider it to refer to an
| actually existing being; others,
like the Marxists, see it as a pragmatic term, used for some purpose such as to keep the working class quiet and obedient, he
This series of lectures by Dr.
Kingston  is being sponsored  by
the President's Committee on
i Spiritual Values for the pur-
\ pose of encouraging the growth
;of  such   values.   The  second,   in
which Dr. Kingston will discuss
Christian concepts of God. will
'be held today at 2:!U) in Arts
Editor-in-chief Peter Sypnowich made the announcement to
Student Council president Dick
Underhill Wednesday, and editorial board members immediately began circulating a petition
to ensure the issue's consideration at the general meeting.
Sypnowich told Underhill the
council motion was "completely
unjust,"    and    contended
'twttn clotMi
'Job Inequality'
Topic of Talk
will sponsor Mrs. Rex Eaton,
O.B.E. speaking on "Inequality
that j for Women in B.C. Jobs," at
"councillors used their position j noon today in Arts 100 at 12:30.
to express a mere personal opin- if*     H*     H>
He said: "We hope Student
Council will reconsider its action
before we have to take it to the
"We don't want a war between
The Ubyssey and Student Council. It's not fair to the students ! Society   Wl11   hold
to present such an issue to them.  mixer at Lions Gate "aU' 26n
"But The Ubyssey cannot ac- w- 4th Ave- tonight.
will hold a meeting today to
elect a president in the new
club house on East Mall at 12:30.
9fs Op Op
its   annual
cept such an unjust censure, and
the non-confidence it entails."
The Ubyssey proposal follows
the Student Council meeting
Monday night at which councillors—with the exception of USC
chairman Monte McKay—voted
(Continued   on   Page  3)
Frosh Reps
To Meet
The first meeting of the Frosh
council to be attended by elected
representatives from all English
100-101 classes will be held at
noon, Tuesday, October Ilth in
the   board   room.
President George Ross said
Wednesday "The meeting will
indicate the real enthusiasm held
by  first  year students.'
Elections within classes will
be held today and Friday. IV
representatives are expected to
meet with the executive which
was elected by general Frosh
vote   last   Friday.
Also attending will be Hon
orary President Jerome Angel,
and key persons on upper-das.;
vft rf, ?ft
vice will be held in Union Col*
lege today at 1:15. The speaker
will be the Very Rev. North-
cote R. Burke, Dean of Christ
Church Cathedral.
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will meet today in the Totem
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tee will hold an organization
meeting Friday noon in Brock
Hall. All students interested are
invited  to attend.
Op Op Op
LETTERS CLUB will hold a
business meeting on Friday in
Arts 106 at 12:30.
Of* Op Op
PRE-LAW will hold a general
meeting on Friday in Arts 104
at  12:30.
Oft Op mp
a meeting on Friday Oct, 8 in
Physics 202 at 12:30. All those
interested in joining should atr
*r *r *V
hold its first social event of the
term tonight at 8 o'clock at the
home of Alison Leiterman, 3857
Pt. Grey Road.
(Continued   on   Page   3)
A graduate of the National University of Mexico will
attend UBC this year.
Alfonso Corona Renteiia is to receive his tuition fees
and return air transportation trom Mexico City to Vancouver.
He will be awarded a cash grant of S200.
The scholarship was donated by W. II. Machines. Page 2
Thursday, October 7, 1954
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Alma Mater Society, University of British Columbia. Editorial
opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial staff of The
Ubyssey, and not necessarily those of the Alma Mater Society or
the University. Business and advertising telephones are Alma 1230
or Alma 1231.
Mtanaglntf Editor—Ray Logie
COP Editor——.Bsrt. Gordon
News Editor Pat Carney
Sports Editor—Ken Lamb
Associate Editor-—Stan Beck       Executive Editor—Geoff Conway
Senior Editor this Issue—JEAN WHITESIDE
Desk and Reporters: Jim Carney, Bob Johannsen, Marie
Steevns, Brian Gun, Margie Mc-Neill, Ted Pizarsai, Rod Smith,
Sandy Ross, Jackie Seale, Pat Russell, Sylvia Shorthouse.
Sports—Pete Worthington, Jerry O'Flanagan.
Good Breeding
President Dick Underhill will be leaving for Toronto at
tiie end of this week to attend the annual NFCUS confer-
ence there. He no doubt will take with him ample speech-
making material—it is unfortunate that he will not be taking
a little student interest also.
The Ubyssey has run polls in the past gauging student
interest and knowledge concerning campus "politics". These
polls have yielded disheartening results in the main.
Further evidence of a serious lack of interest on the part
of students is the conception many have of the National
Proration of Canadian University Students—if they indeed
have any at all.
Every undergraduate student at this university is a
member of FCUS, yet how many know it? They should know,
at least, that 20 cents is taken from their fees for membership
in the federation.
The NFCUS wants to raise the charge to 50 cents. For
what? Twenty cents is too much to pay for joining an organization you do not know exists.
However, this time blame does not 'rest on the sometimes irresponsible shoulders of Canada's student body.
The point is that NFCUS has done exactly nothing to
warrant esteem in the students' eyes.
NFCUS was organized, as its successful predecessor
also was, primarily to effectively campaign for students rights
in Canada. Even if this was not so NFCUS, it has been proven,
cannot operate if it does not carry out this type of activity.
Unless the Federation adopts a more militant policy it is
doomed to settle in the grave it is digging for itself.
NFCUS leaders of the past few years all have suffered
from a serious lack of perspective.
The issues around which unifying student action could
develop are not lacking.
Scholarships, text book prices, transit fares, housing,
and fees are but a few of student problems that need action
—if not action they at least bear looking into.
The average student, also is more concerned with, and
affected by, economic issues. It is around issues like low
transit fares that NFCUS can win the support and interest
of students.
National campaigns to alleviate unnecessary or unjust
elements in a person's brief encounter with higher education,
presupposes a strong union.
*"" The University of Toronto plans to initiate a nation-wide
campaign for scholarships under NFCUS' banner. Demands
are to be based on the recommendations of the Massey
This is good—it is excellent. It is to be hoped that a
few minority colleges do not scuttle this idea as they have
done others of merit in the past.
Student meetings, forums and other expressions of unity
can all be built around this issue alone. This could well be
the answer to NFCUS' apathy, dilemma.
The scholarship fight is just one of the main issues
around which Canadian students could unite.
We are not advocating issues for the sake of such as it
were. Nor are we advocating NFCUS direct its energy toward rabble rousing.
What we are suggesting is that Canadian university
students have problems and would welcome any move towards a solution of them. Further, NFCUS sponsored campaigns around such issues would firstly, perform a valuable
national service and secondly, transform NFCUS from a
financial drag into an active and strong student union.
By acting on this available stimulus, NFCUS can become a national student organization worthy of the name.
True, NFCUS performs worthwhile, however limited
functions as it-is. We are too ready to recognize the valuable work it does in the field of tours, seminars and exchanges.
put the facts point out clearly that Canadian students
need and want more than a travel bureau.
Unity breeds unity.
Suffering   Suffrage
We   can   understand   Miss   Sutton's   evasive   explanation
of the election "mixup", but we do not condone it.
Wo think that
and  admitted   she   tailed
ballots   printed,   instead   of   talki
My Dog Details of Council
HasFleasCensure Action
Miss Sutton should have come right out
have   Iho   proper   preferential
Everyone is entitled  to
a  make  a j;t'ade A  blunder oc-
Rod Smith and Sandy Ross
Editor's Note: In the interests
of fostering a distinctive Canadian culture, 'and to Instill in
UBC students a sense of awareness of their glorious national
heritage, The Ubyssey has commissioned a series of "flashbacks" on famous incidents in
Canadian history.
In the sleepy little French-
- Canadian hamlet of Duplessis-
ville, in the shadow of the
quaint old habitant cathedral,
there stands a statue, a relic
of Canada's glorious past.
Standing here, the traveller
feels at one with the past, he
feels an instinctive kinship
with those hardy pioneers
who, today forgotten and unsung, wrested this great land
from the heathen  Indians!
A feat truly magnificent
when you consider that the
heathen Indian didn't want to
let it go.
This statue was raised many
years ago to commemorate the
deeds of one of these hardy
In this hectic modern age,
her sfory is forgotten. But the
curious traveller may seek beneath the pigeon droppings
covering a plaque, and find the
inspiring story of Madam Le-
moulin, one of Canada's hardiest pioneers.
Yes, Madam Lemoulin was
hardy all right. All the voya-
geurs said she was the hardiest.
As proprietress of a rest and
relaxation center that was famed from Cataraqui to Baffin
Bay, she knew every voyageur
in the woods ... by his first
She was a hearty companion
to these rough men. They used
to josh good-naturedly among
themselves that a night at Madam Lemoulin's and a quart
of whiskey blanc was enough
to keep any man satisfied with
strangling beaver for another
six months, by gar!
It was a common sight to
see the hardy voyageurs, plodding through the steaming
muskeg in search of thc wily
beaver, stop suddenly, nudye
each other slyly and chuckle,
"Only five months 'til Madam
Lemoulin's, har, har!"
In fact, when Alexander McKenzie reached the Pacific and
painted his famous inscription
on a rock at Bella Bella, he
added in smaller letters (and
you won't hear this from those
mouldy old professors) "When
in Duplessisville, visit Madam
One night, shortly before the
voyageurs were due to return
from the wods, Madam Lemoulin was kneeling quietly in the
parlour, licking the whiskey-
stains from the rough-hewn
floor, a picture of domestic
Suddenly, gruff voices were
heard without, and a harsh
knock sounded on the door.
Picking thc splinters from her
soft, pink tongue, the good ma-
clam flung open the door, anticipating a sloppy kiss and bear-
like hug from some out-of-sea-
son Voyageur. Instead, she
was greeted with a blast of
Irish whiskey fumes, and a
sharp jab in thc ribs with a clay
pipe, as a crowd of men burst
into the room.
"Mon Dicu! Sacre Camillion!
Who aro those Houdes? I do
not know their . . . names," she
" Faith and begorrah, we're
Fenians," said thc leader, "and
we've come to deliver you from
the yoke of British international imperialistic colonial exploitation."
With   that  ho   broke   into  a
fast chorus of "Come  back  to
Erin" and began to juggle three !
Irish   potatoes   while   his   com-!
panions     reverently     fingered
"Parnell for President" buttons.
"Silly b . . . s," said Madam ■
Lemoulin. !
ti  the  big  Ubyssey  fraternity
argument.    Madam    Lemoulin   \
must   be  cut  off   in  Mid-Fen-   !
ian.   Goddam   Ubyssey.   Goddam Frats. i
Here is a review of Student
Council's decision to "censure"
the Ubyssey Monday.
Moved by Longstaffe, second-
edy by Bray "that The Ubyssey
be censured for the taste employed in naming fraternities
with   discriminatory   clauses."
Moved by Angel, seconded
by 'Bray "that Council go into
committee of the whole."
Ubyssey editor Pat Carney
objected to the motion, on
grounds -that council member
and Editor-in-Chief Peter Sypnowich was unable to attend
the meeting, and students on
campus had right to know what
happened at Council meetings.
Council agreed to keep the
discussion free of "personalities," and Angel's motion was
Public Relations Officer Danny Goldsmith objected to the
motion as worded, pointing out
that students might miscontrue
Council's intention ln censuring
the Ubyssey.
The Ubyssey's present fight
to maintain its editorial independence is the latest in a long
series of similar battles.
The skirmishes have been of
all sizes, but two in particular
will always remain deeply etched in UBC mempry.
These are the suspension of
editor-in-chief Ronald Grantham in 1931, and the firing of
Editor-in-chief Les Armour in
Les Armour was probably
the most hated controversial
student UBC has ever seen.
Many still hate him, and many
more still admire him.
He attacked Student Council
members as they had never
been attacked before, frequently in signed editorials.
In one editorial he referred
to four council members as
"gutless wonders" and blasted
each one of them in turn.
. Student Council demanded
Armour's resignation. The entire Ubyssey staff walked out
with him.
A fiery Alma Mater Society
general meeting passed a vote
of confidence in Armour and
reinstated him as editor-inch ief.
Many ot the speakers admitted that they did not agree with
the contents of the editorials
but supported Armour's right to
express his opinions freely.
In 193 J. university president
L. S. Klinck suspended* editor-
in-chief Ronald Grantham for
printing editorials criticizing
thc provincial government.
President Klinck said in a
letter to Grantham:
"On the occasion of your interview with me yesterday' I
stated that a special meeting of
the Faculty Council would be
held on Tuesday to consider the
editorial in the Ubyssey on Friday, February 6th, entitled:
"Criticism from Above."
"Following this statement I
forbade you to publish any criticism, editorially or otherwise,
of thc University, the Faculty,
or the Government until the
Faculty Council had considered
the above matter and its decision had been transmitted to
"No option is left me therefore, but to impose a penalty. I
suspend you from the University for a period of two weeks."
In that, incident also the entire staff walked out in support
cf the editor.
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Discussion followed on whether Council had control over
editorial content of the Ubyssey.
President Dick Underhill reminded council of its duty to
prevent campus organizations
from "embarrassing" council.
Council decided it would not
be 'wise' to criticizes the editorial content, and to confine criticisms to the manner of revealing the discriminatory fraternities.
Members agreed presentation
was in "poor taste." Underhill
stated council did not object to
revealing the discriminatory
fraternities, but to the way
which they were revealed.
Longstaffe complained Sypnowich was using the Ubyssey
to vent his' 'pergonal feelings
against fraternities."
Ubyssey representatives told-
council the action received unanimous backing of the editorial board.
They also pointed out a story
and editorial in the same issue
congratulating two fraternities
for removing discriminatory
Goldsmith urged council to
consider the effects of the motion of censure. He said the resulting publicity might harm
the three fraternities on other
When asked about possible
reaction of the Ubyssey to the
motion, Pat Carney declared
she did not care to prophesy
the Ubyssey's stand.
She urged council to consider the possible outcome
Undergraduate Societies
Chairman Monte McKay said
the motion of censure was in
effeot a vote of "non-confi-"
dence" in Sypnowich.
Underhill denied this.
Longstaffe added that Sypnowich should resign if he was
a "man of honor."
Council amended the motion
to read "that the Publications
Board be censured for the
taste employed In the way in
which fraternities with discriminatory clauses were named in
the Oct. 1 issue of the Ubyssey."
Question was called. Monte
McKay voted against the motion, stating the Ubyssey had
not been criticized for criticism
of other campus organizations.
Underhill declared the motion of censure carried.
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Pogo 8
A record number of 490 students from 67 different countries are registered at University
of B.C. this year.  #
Special classes in English are
being held for 34 of the students,
mostly immigrants, who speak
little or no English and are unable to uderstand lectures in
Alex Wainman, professor of
Slavonic Studies and coordinator
of foreign student services, said
the number of non-Canadian students probably showed a marked increase over last year and a
300 percent increase'in the past
four years.
Slightly more than 300 non-
Canadians were known to have
studied at UBC last year, but
there were probably several others not known to university officials, he said.
This year for the first time
students were asked at registration to fill out a form stating
their citizenship.
The 67 foreign countries represented- this year shows a
marked increase over the 43 represented last year.
Largest number of non-Cana
dlans came from the United
Kingdom which has 84 students
registered. Sixty students are
United States citizens.
Largest European group is the
46 German citizens with 23 students from the Netherlands providing a second large group.
A large influx of students
from Trinidad which brought
their total to 39 this year have
added a calypso flavor to the
cosmopolitan atmosphere.
List of countries represented
reads like an international directory with listings for such
countries as Brazil, Cyprus, Israel, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia,
Iraq, Burma and Portugal included in the total.
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lowed role of "defender of the
frosh" and donned the symbol
of his position, a frosh cap. In
defining "haze" the Dean quoted
some paijts of the immortal poem,
"Robinson Crusoe," in which
"haze" is taken to mean fog.
The Dean descended from this
artistic plane in order that he
might meet his opponents on
their own ground. Producing a»
weighty volume of the Oxford
Dictionary, Dean Chant proved
that "to haze" was to affright,
to scold, to punish by blows or
by hard work, or to engage in
cruel horse-play (as practised
by American universities.)
He pointed out that he would
immediately call for the resignation of any member of his department who resorted to assigning hard work to any student.
Walter Young submitted a
theory that the Dean was no
doubt seeing things through old,
jaundiced, and bifocalled eyes.
Dr. Signori, disclaiming any
rural leanings, produced evidence of a technical nature. He
claimed that no one can fully
control a group and that the
government could not subscribe
taxes to any group that proved
itself irresponsible. Moreover he
said that in many people social
embarrassment tends to invoke
an anxiety or a revengeful attitude   towards   university.
The Doctor pointed out that
any pleasure obtained from hazing was usually at the expense
of   someone   else.
In a dramatic, democratic and
also crowd-pleasing gesture, one-
man jury, AMS president, Dick
Underhand, threw thc decision
to the audience. The verdict reinstated the opinion that bo it
ever so harmful, there's nothing
like hazing.
I.U.S.. Fees To Be Discussed
President Dick Underhill
and Jim Craig, National Federation of University Students
president, will represent UBC
at the forthcoming NFCUS
conference In Toronto.
The annual conference will
convene October 18 and run
until the 22nd.
One of the main items on
the agenda will be the contro
versial "associate membership" move by NFCUS towards the International Union
of Students.
Last year when this came
up eastern universities supported the move. UBC students
, however, narrowly defeated
the move at a special spring
AMS  general  meeting.
An "associate membership"
AMS CARDS are being distributed today and tomorrow
at a booth in front of the AMS office. Hours are 11:30 to
2:30. After Friday, cards are available inside at the AMS
For students who need retakes, the photographer
will be in the Brock double committee room from 12:30 to
2:80 on Friday. Rejection slips must be presented.
Students who are not photographed at registration
should also be at the Committee room at the above time.
The fee is fifty cents.
Above, horrified student received her AMS card.
Photo by Dick Wyman
Classes are now being provided for students who are
interested in learning to type. '
All'interested students are asked to contact Miss
Pringle in the typing room of the Commerce huts.
There will be a registration, fee of $5. Time of the
classes will soon be arranged.
Gage Conducts
Swing  Session
A "swinging session" conducted by the Chris Gage trio
officially opened the 1954-55 term of the UBC Jazz Society
in the Brock Stage Room Tuesday noon.
Wood Theatre Features
Thrills, Chills and Spills
Seven productions have been scheduled for the 1954-55
Frederic Wood Theatre Workshop season which opens Oct.
19th with "The Riverline" by Charles Morgan.
Phoebe Smith will direct the story of the World War
II underground, which will be produced from the prompt book
of the London production.
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unanimously to censure The
Ubyssey for its exposure last
week of the three discriminatory
fraternities, Alpha Tau Omega,
Kapa Sigma and Sigma Chi.
The names of the trio were
printed at the top of the front
page in heavy black type, "for
the information of students now
rushing fraternities."
Councillors  claimed  they did
not object to the expose in principle, but only the "poor taste"
used in its presentation.
The general meeting was called originally to consider the
budget slash received by the
Men's Athletic Directorate at
the hands of undergraduate societies during last Thursday's
fall meeting.
.The AMS constitution requires
that special general meetings
shall deal only with the subject
for which they were called, unless a 100-name petition proposes
another issue.
The Ubyssey's request that
Student Council reconsider its
motion will probably be considered at the next Student Council
meeting Tuesday night — two
days before the general meeting.
(Continued from Page 1)
At press time, only one faculty, Nursing, had gone over their
quota. Two storms en mass to the
clinic account for them topping
their quota by 21 pints on the
second day of the five-day drive.
The blod drive was termed as
"going very well" by Mrs. S. C.
Fawcus, vice-charman of the
Red Cross Blood Donor Clinics
in the Vancouver area.
Mrs. Fawcus added that if
the enthusiasm continues during
the remainder of the week .the
quota will be reached.
Following are faculty standings in straight totals. The winner will be judged on a percentage basis.
Arts 29f>; Applied Science 115;
Comcrcc M; Nursing 52; Home
Economics Wi; Agriculture 23;
Forestry 20; Pre-Medical 16;
Teacher Training 17; Graduate
Studies 14; Law 10; Medical,
Pharmacy and Physical Education. ',, each; Social Work and
Architecture.   3.
Teacher Training is challenging Hie Law faculty to a contest
of  corpuscles.
A psychological thriller, "The
Old Ladies" is set for Nov. 30
to Dec. 4. Peter Mannering will
The University Players' Club
Alumni, winners of the 1953 B.C.
regional drama festival will present their 1955 dominion festival entry from Jan.  11-15.
Jean Cocteau's "The Infernal
Machine" has been slated for
Jan. 21 and 22 in the University.
Auditorium. Joy Coghill will
Bernard   Shaw   will   run   from
"Heartbreak House" by George
Feb. 8 to Feb. 12.
"The Enchanted" by Jean Gij-
adoux is set for March 29 to
April 2. Joy Coghill will direct
the French fantasy by the author
of "Thc Madwoman of Chaillot."
Thrills and chills will come
in April with Strindbeg's "Spook
Sonata" which will be directed
by Peter Mannering.
(Continued from Page 1)
CAMERA CLUB will hold a
meeting on Friday, Oct. 8 in
Arts 208 at 12:30. All members
please pick up their member
cards  at this meeting.
* *      *
a general meeting Friday,  Oct.
8   in  F.  G.   101.
* *      *
VOC "Long Hikers" will depart for Wigwam Inn at 2:00 pm.
Sat., Oct. 9, from Harbor Navigation-foot of Gore Ave.
Over 100 Jazzophiles consumed
sounds transformed by Stan
"Cuddles" Johnson on bass, Jim
Whiteman drums and Chris
Gage's inimitable piano.
Under the leadership of Joe
Warnock, president, and Rod
Wong, technical advisor, an extensive educational program has
been planned for the rapidly
growing club.
A series of concerts and lectures will trace the evolution of
jazz from Its grass roots to the
ultra 'modern.
First term discussions will
cover the general development
of jazz, while the second term
will feature more specific * demonstrations of the various
Campus Cop
Guts Pep
Pep Club's budget received a
small setback during Friday's
giant show.
Unsympathetic UBC police
handed a parking ticket to Band
leader Dal Richards while a
packed auditorium applauded
the Pep Club's initial attempt to
rouse enthusiasm for Thunderbirds.
MAD president Bob Brady and
Thunderbird coach Don Coryell
made brief appearances on stage
to urge students to Saturday's
game. Their attempt was successful as 2000 fans turned out to
cheer UBC's 6-0 loss.
Tne rest of the show comprised of Bus Totten's violin impressions and banjo strumming by
campus favorite, Wally Peters.
Both acts received tremendous
ovations from lunch-munching
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A cry for more violinists was
issued by UBC symphony President Jean Miyazawa Tuesday
tfter the first rehearsal Monday
night at which five violinists
turned up.
Two concerts are anticipated
by the revived symphony, the
first to be held at the beginning
of November. One of the concerts
will be a light pop type and
the other in conjunction with
the Extension Glee Club now being organized. Also planned is
participation in the Musical Society's operetta "Bonanza" to be
staged in February.
with the communist dominated IUS would < provide
NFCUS with the opportunity
of participating in IUS activities without adopting its leftist policy.
Last Monday night Student
Council voted to re-affirm the
decision of the general meeting.
Another problem to be
thrashed out at the conference
is the proposed NFCUS membership fee increase.
Last year it was proposed
that the amount of money (20
cents) deducted from Canadian
University student's fees for
the Union be increased by 30
UBC registered a protest on
this account as did most eastern universities.
Toronto University has suggested it start to initiate a
national campaign for more
Canadian scholarships and will
seek the conference's desires.
Third year .Lawman, Maurice Copithorne will attend
the meet as observer under the
sponsorship of the campus
World University Student association.
Each Canadian University
is allowed to send two delegates and an observer to the
Craig said Wednesday that
approximately 70 delegates
and observers would attend
the conference in all.
The delegates plan to spend
a few days in New York before proceeding to the conference.
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Thursday, October 7, 1954
Sportside by Pete Worthington
In the dark ages of UBC American football—the immediate post-war era—the 'Birds seldom won games.
In fact they seldom scored touchdowns. A Thunderbird
TD folllowed by a convert provoked an hysteria that would
have to be seen to be believed. Newspapers the following Monday would blare something like:
"Great Last Quarter Rally Just Falls Short— Coach Happy"
Patriotic students would enthusiastically pity Varsity's
next Saturday's victims. The hero who scored the touchdown
—(a 50-yard desperation pass by the biggest and strongest,
who could cross all six toes of both feet for luok—this paragon
would have to suffer a week of freshy adulation and sorority
Prior to the Saturday game the sports pages and armchair quarter-backs would figuratively chew their lips, scowl,
and plot strategy. The resulting "copy" would read:
"Coach" . . . (Mid a succession of names which
changed every year) . . . predicts his boys will fight
to the end.
"We're really 'up' for this," coach said.   "Never
Men Hie like of it;   we'll fight to the last half-back.
Skeptics are in for a shock/'
And io on.
With a 50-point shellacking—or "edging" depending on
one's view—the coach proclaims pride in'his "boys", and how,
encouraging he finds the loss. Proves they are'human, or for
the birds, or something.
This state of affairs went on for years—'not like the present. A success of "Stars" graduated from varsity and disappeared, leaving a football record of touchdowns, much less
wins, as rare as Rhodes Scholars at Borstal.
With wholesome regularity coaches came to UBC, optimistic and theorizing, and departed the following season, broken
and dejected—yet all bitterly "proud" of their wards. Not
|ik* now; now on the campus we have a team what is a
Consider their record for three games. An 8 to 5 loss to
France's McGill University, which is actually a moral victory;
a 20 to 0 fluke loss to semi-pro Seattle, which is actually a moral
victory; a 6 to 0 upset by Pacific Lutherans, which is actually
a moral victory. Three moral victories; no losses! And the
season has just begun. Not like the old days for sure—though
there WAS the occasional moral victory even then, when the
"boys" scored a point. t^mt
And where are the "Stars" of the 1946-50 era? Dougie Reid,
an all-time U,BC "great"—and he was just that—now battles
for .B.C. Lions. (Another team good at winning "morally".)
■ Dmittri Goulobef, a perennial end who averaged five injuries
per quarter with the Thunderbirds, did fairly well with Edmonton Eskimos.
Don Lofd held his own with Eskimos, and now is with
the Stukus' Lions helping Jteid and Jack Hutchinson. All-Star
Herb Capozzi is with the league leading Montreal Alouettes
somewhere east of Canada,
Dave McFarlene played a year with Calgary (last in 1)3)
and then returned to UBC to help coach football. Bill Kush-
ner at present is a lineman with the same Calgarians (second
These, and many others are plying the trade they learned
at UBC Stadium, for the Pay-for-Play (or vice-versa) athletes
across Canada. It is heartening to sue such success develop
from such inauspicious football beginnings—of the "old" days.
Today, for the first time since 1946, UBC looks as if it
might have a football contender of authentic dark-horse proportions. At times they may resemble the Birds of the past
—especially from the enemy 15-yard line to the goal; at
other times their style of play is more indicative of the coll
calculating calmness conducive to canny craftsmanship.
Enough is too much. Let's go support the chilly cheerleaders rouse the Birds to further glory, and, all else failing, to
future moral victories.
f    }   y
—Ubyssey Photo by Dick Wyman
UP AND AWAY goes the ball, through the Brock window,
anyway, belted by John Russell, the man who is a member of the UBC Evergreen champion golf team; and the
man you'll have to beat for the university golf tournament, which started this week.
Formosan Club
To Meet Leafs
By P. J. Worthington
On Tuesday, October 1, sports fans will have a once-in»a-
lifetime chance to see the Republic pf China's National, basket-
 'ball team in action.
Good Soason
Sports 1_dhor-KEN LAMB
Kicks Oft
Lower Mainland Grass Hockey
League opens this week with
both UBC teams in action, with
the Varsity playing the Redbirds
at Memorial Park at 2:30 Saturday and the UBC team playing
the Cardinals at UBC at the
same time.
Ex ice-hockey players are
found on every team in the
league. With this type of background fans are provided with
plenty of rough, fast action.!
Other players have been recruited from such far away places
as Great Britain, India and the
West Indies.
A new energetic coach, Dr.
McGregor, leads the destinies of
the,UBC squads and under his
direction are expected to hare
exceedingly good seasons.
And   We   Should
We Must Beat Eastern
The Thunderbirds are off to
Spokane this weekend' to do
battle with the Eastern Washington Savages. If anybody has
seen the blue machine rolling
through practices they can feel
that this is the game thaf s going
to mean big things to UBC.
Off the young season's record
of the Eastern Washington Club,
the Birds are given a better than
even chance to win. The Savages
have lost several of last year's
lettermen and failed to score in
losing to Whitworth 18-0 and
CPS, 33-0.
They still have Willard Jul-
man, second team all-cpnference
tackle in 1953, and Keith Mar-
tinsen, the fastest 190 lbs. in
the district, running at fullback.
These two, with a small nucleus of holdovers, will lead the
traditionally razzle-dazzle Eastern offence. It's one to keep the
fans yelling too, using plays from
Washington State and Michigan.
An unbalanced line will be
used with a shift from a T-forma-
tion into a Notre Dame box
with flankers. The plays will be
strictly wide-open with power
plays going wide, and passes and
laterals filling the air.
Coryell will send the boys
into the game using his standard split-T which showed its
power against Seattle Ramblers.
It will run at full strength with
both Jim Boulding and John
Newton looking for lots of yards.
But Coach Don Coryell will
throw in a rough defense especially engineered for Eastern's
type of ball handling.
The feeling in the blue and
gold camp is the Thunderbirds
will take this one, and give UBC
its first conference Win in three
years, As mentioned before, the
Savages trounced 18-0 by the
same team that beat PLC 7-6
and should have lost.
And as you know, the Birds
could have won that game on
Saturday against the Glads. So
if you want to compare scores,
a popular but unreliable method,
we should beat Eastern by something like two touchdowns.
At eigty p.m. Tuesday in the
Memorial gym, the highly touted team from Taipeh, Formosa,
(en route -to Brazil for the 2nd
World Championships), will
square off against the player-
bolstered Vancouver Clover-
The Chinese Nationalist team
is rather an unknown quantity;
however, it is a fact that they lost
a 2-point overtime match to the
University of Oregon recently.
This in itself is indication enough
that they are a high calibre ball
club, which need fear no one on
the court.
The Leafs themselves are an
untried aggregation of "Stars"
this year, but ex-UBC-ers like
Nev Monroe, Reid Mitchell and
Normie Watt, are almost sure
guarantees for fast-breaking,
glue-fingered action.
The Formosans play in exhibition game in Houston, Texas, on
October 14, and then move on to
Brazil, where they may well meet
Canada's representative*, the
Winnipeg Pauline. How the Leafs
fare against the powerful Chinese, may be a preview of their
chances for Dominion supremacy
next spring.
At any rate Tuesdays tilt looks
to be a highlight of the basketball season—which has yet to
comence. Sort of like Cocktails
for breakfast; meat-balls a la
mode; or a champagne milk
So don't miss Tuesday's one-
£ight basketball show at the
ym; remember that Opportunity, Lightning, and Formosan
basketball exhibitions, rarely
strike twice.
Besides, supose Red China invades Formosa before the tournament in Brazil has been won?
The political possibilities ire
endless ....
All badminton players interested in playing in the
city league, either for the "B" or "C" team, are to meet in
the Memorial Gymnasium at 7:30 tonight. Those unable to
attend should contact either Geoff Conway, Ken Noble,
or Charlotte Warren.
Badminton will be played as usual on Sunday afternoon in the Girl's Gym, but is CANCELLED for Tuesday
evening, October 12'.
The poor man's marathon--or
the annual varsity cross-country
classic—will be run in November.
The course is tentatively laid
out to pass through the slums
(Aggie area), down through Westbrook Camp, and across the
driveway to Chance\lor Boulevard. From there it goes up past
the Holy Order's Colleges, and
back to the stadium, where the
whole thing began. There, under
the blazing sun of a fall noon,
the eventual winner will stagger
gloriously around theVi mile
track and have his name inscribed Up-Yonder in the UBC
record book—ift they can find it.
The race is between two and
three miles long, the exact dis-
tnace IS known, but apparently
remains a closely guarded Phys
Ed secret. None but fourth year
football players and their girlfriends are willingly told the
true measurements, and even
then it is discreetly done in the
rear cubicles of the gym wash
room. The girl-friends pose an
added problem.
It is primarily pn intra-mural
event, with points going to the
competing organizations. That is,
each organization is permitted
to enter an unlimited number
of "runners," with the first five
finishers earning points for their
teams. The competitor is awarded
points depending on the position
of his finish.
For example the race winner
receives one point; second is al-
ioted two; third, three, and so
'on down the line. The intramural group with the lowest aggregate point total is declared
the victor.
So all aspirants to cross- country fame would do well to commence training forthwith for
the big test. Otherwise instances
of fashionable Jim Peters-ism
may once .again be enacted—
though neither Dr. MacKenzie
nor Bob Osborne is expected to
recommend chrome medals for
gallant failures.
Information as to the rules
etc. of the race, may be obtained—if you  can  catch  him—
from Dick Mitchel o fthe Phys
Ed department, who is coordinating times and routs of the
grind. He may even disclose* the
distance, if the asker smiles vacantly, winks twice, and »is female.
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