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VOLUME xxxvm
Price 5c*
No. 56
STRANGE SIGHTS are seen in the bosky dells and shady
comers of the campus as the sap begins to rise, and the
Hot blood begins to pound in the veins. One of them is
pictured above. % —Maze Photo
-i :_:  ■ —
MacKenzie Stresses
Need for Buildings
UB<5 students will attend classes in army huts for many
years to come, in spite of the ten million dollar building grant
from the B.C. government.
This was emphasised by President N. A. M. MacKenzie in
speaking on "The Needs of This
University" as the last of three
University Week lectures ln the
Auditorium   Wednesday  noon.
"Our present facilities wiU be
needed as long as they will stand
up — unless they burn down,"
he said.
In pointing out the desperate
need for new buildings he described the situation in 1046,
when returning" veterans swelled the enrollment to nine thousand.
This was before construction
of the Physics, Wesbrook, Biqlo-j
gy, Engineering, Law, and Home I
Ec.   buildings,  the   new  library
wing,   and   the   War   Memorial
' Gymnasium,   and   classes   were
held   in   the   temporary   army
huts  which  make  up  many  of
prdsent-day classrooms.
'     "But  making do  is not good
i enough  except  in  an  emergen-
! cy," he said in referring to the
; length of time of these temporary buildings' have been in use.
The   President   also   stressed
the  importance  of  the  student
in   a   university,   and   society's
' need for educated young people.
Opinions Divided Over
Fall Meeting, Quorum
President N. A.  M.  MacKenzie
Recordings of Tuesday
night's Greek Songfest are
available from the Radio Society, officials a n nouneed
Discs will be made on order from master tapes recorded at the concert and as
little as one song or as much
as the whole concert are for
End   Boycott
On   Bad Labs
Second year Architecture students who boycotted a Physics
lab on January 3rd, because they
felt that the labs were badly organized have gone back to work.
"It's too late to do anything
this year," said Peter Batch-
elor class president,'' but maybe
we can do something for next
year's   class."
A committee has been organized to draw up a report and
make recommendations on organization of the labs. Copies of
this report will be sent to President MacKenzie. the chairman
of the department of Architecture, Dr. Shrum and Or. Scovill,
who teaches the  physics course.
The Architecture students organized their "strike" because
the labs did not coincide with
lecture material. The Physics
department has said, however.
that lack of facilities prevented
the whole clafcs performing' the
same experiment sinmllaiu'ously.
The Architects report is expected to come out within ilie
la At    tliree   week^.
| "Our society is going to need
; .every young man and woman
who is interested in and qualified for higher education, and
one of our tasks is to see that
as many as possible of our
young people do come to' university and get an education," he
He concluded by saying that
"this university has before it
one of the most exciting, interesting and promising futures in
the  world."
Beta's  Win
Songfest Cup
Beta Theta Pi captured the
fraternity song-fest cup for the
fifth time in the Greek letter
societies annual song fest.
The sorority song-fest cup was
awarded  to Alpha Gamma  Delta.    Kappa  Kappa Gamma  was!
Betas  topped   the   fraternities
; witli a score of 90.    Lambda Chi
was  second   with   8H   and   third
; was   Alpha   Delta   Phi   with   87.
The Houser Cup, awarded annually to the best all-round fraternity, was won for the eighth
consecutive vear by the Betas.
The award combines top-rating
in scholarship, athletics, campus
leadership, iuid participation in
I ratcrnity   projects.
THURSDAY noon Auditorium, Variety Show, 25c, 7
top acts, Mussoc, Dance Club, etc.
THURSDAY evening, 8:00 p.m., Auditorium, "Town
Meeting ln Canada" discussing "Is University Education
Becoming too Materialistic."
FRIDAY noon, Auditorium, Filmsoc presentation.
FRIDAY evening, 8:00 p.m., Mock Parliament, Women's Gym.
There will be no Siwash this session. A university
-with nearly 6000 students will be without a literary magazine published on even an anual basis.
Money was available. But the contributions to the
magazine were of such poor quality that the editors of
Siwash agreed it would not be worthwhile publishing this
year, particularly in view of the poor magazine produced
last session. #
They had worked hard to get the material, and it
was a hard decision. Nevertheless, all but two or three of
the contributions were third-rate, and some were dis-
guiting—far wors than mediocre.
We hope that it was merely apathy which destroyed
another student project, but the fact is that a great pile
of contributions were turned in.
Perhaps it was a case of apathy on the part of the
good writers on the campus—the people of talent for
whom the magazine existed. Siwash edito/s say they know
of many good writers who apparently could not be bothered writing for the magazine.
We hope this is "so. UBC has always lost much and
probably always will lose much because of apathy. But the
thought that it cannot produce anything good even if it
tries Is something else again.
Perhaps UBC will have a literary magazine next
Matthews Cancels
UBC-Alta. Games
The UBC-Alberta basketball series, planned to be held
at UBC after Alberta's gymnasium was condemned, was cancelled Tuesday night when negotiations fell through between
Alberta athletic director Maury Van Vliet and the "Men's Athletic Committee. f	
Feds To Build
New  Million
Dollar   Lab
Construction of a million-dollar Forest products laboratory
will begin here in May or June
of this year, the Federal govern-
did say it was considerably more j ment announced Wednesday.
than the $600 guarantee origin-
ally agreed upon. j     Kenneth Fensom of the For-
I est Products lab ln an interview
"It   seemed   as   though   they j for the Ubyssey,  made it clear
wanted to make money on the j that   the   grant   was  not   given
deal,"  he said, "I'm  sure  UBC | to   the   university   but   to   the
would not have asked for those  federally maintained Vancouver
conditions if the circumstances j Forest   Products   Lab ,   located
had been reversed," he added.    otl   tne  campus.
Constitution Changes
Viewed By Students
Students are .divided in their opinions regarding SttTcMt
Council's proposals to drop the fall AMS general meeting, and
lower the quorum to 600
The general feeling regarding the proposal to drop the fall
general, meeting was .(hat it
would contribute to student
apathy and general disinterest
in campus politics.
Those for dropping the meeting felt that the Council was
qualified to do the job and
should be left to Itself.
On the quorum question students either felt that the lower
quorum was a step in the right
direction or that it would be a
further contribution to student
apathy i
Ot twenty-five students interviewed at, least half admitted UBC FILM 80CIETY QPEN?
that they, knew practically House presentation wulbe three
nothing about the changes let Laurel and Hardy comedies,-|if£
'twttn clottet
VCF Sponsors
lowshlp will present Dr.,'£.
Gurney, Medical Missionary to
Arabia, speaking oh "Chflitahd
Mohammedanism," noon today in
Physics 201.    All welcome,?*^
9/t if, Sft       ;"" ?:'"
UBC   DANCE   CLUB.    Th«
Thurday night Instructor's group
will recommence it's usual aps*
sions tonight at 7 in'HG 4. - : |
MAC chairman Dean W. A.
Matthews in a telephone conversation with Van Vleit Tuesday
turned down the guarantee Alberta demanded before they
would send a team to Vancouver.
MAC secretary Bus Phillips,
though declining to make public
the exact figure of the demand,
He stated further he was sorry
that Alberta had taken so long
to make a decision.-"We might
have arranged a series with
Manitoba," he said, "who are
really the best this  year."
Bob Brady, president of the
Men's Athletic Association, said
The lab, one of two such establishments in Canada, has
been established at UBC since
the university moved to the
campus in  1925.
"The lab has had a long and
pleasant association wlith the
university," said Fenson. It carries on projects in cooporation
Wednesday the Manitoba team | witn the forestry dept. of UBC
could probably have been: and provides research facilities
brought out under terms more for postgraduates,
favourable   than    Alberta    was,
asking for. He declared him-' Forest Products Lab. which is
self disappointed and mildly dis- j ™» by the Forestry Dept. of
gusted at the Alberta attitude j the Federal Government gives
to thc series.
"In view of Alberta's unwill-
lectures here in    return for the
privelege of their location here
The   advantages  of  this  loca
ingness  to come  to  satisfactory ! tl0n  is mutual.
terms, the MAC will look toward establishing, next year,
a regular playoff not with Alber
Thc new lab will enable the
forest products lab to expand
its research activities on the dif-
ta   alone   but   with   the   prairie   ferent   kinds   of   woods   logged
champions,"  hv sain.
in  B.C
alone the AMS constitution.
Jim Carney, Arts 2: "I think
that lowering the quorum merely contributes to student apathy,
but dropping the meeting makes
it easier to get the business
done and is a good thing.
Alade Akesode, Law: "The
proposal to drop the fall meeting will never be passed by
the students at the general meeting."
Diane Driscoll, Arts 2: "Something should be done about the
cost of holding « meeting. Why
not have it in the auditorium."
Ken O'Shea, Commerce: "Students have little enough contact with council now and dropping the meeting would only
make it worse. As for the
quoroum, it should be even higher. It is a waste of money to
hold a meeting with even a
thousand students."
Barbara Hart, Arts 1: "People
don't bother to go to the fall
meeting and it is a waste of
time. A lower quorum makes
it too easy to load meetings."
Jeff Goodship, PE 4: "The
meeting is «a necessity and
should be kept for student participation in spite of the fact
that it is poorly attended.
Dropping it won't improve the
Hank Ten Broeke, Commerce
1: "The fall meeting is useful
to familiarize new students with
the AMS and should be kept."
Liz Oliver, Graduate Studies:
"Lowering the quorum is a good
idea as it is hard enough now
to get students to the meeting."
Louise Watts, Arts 4: "A fine
idea to drop the fall meeting
because it is only a waste of
time and the Council has to clean
up the confusion after the meeting."
Barry Griffiths, Law 1: "If
! council can decide without a big
[meeting   let   them   go   right
j ahead."
i            ._ _  	
'Army Phones
Aid   Guides
As far as commuications  are
concerned,     Saturday's    Open
House  display  will  resemble   a
l commando attack.    By means of,
; army telephones, Open House of !
I ficials will be in constant touch j
i with  every  guide  on   the  cam-
! Pus. ,
j     Installed   by   the   B.C.    Area j
j Signals Division, the communica-
! tions   set-up   will   consist   of   a
I central   switchboard   located   in '
j the     Brock     Hall     Committee;
Rooms,    connected  to    seven
phones placed at strategic points
around  the  campus.
Phone stations will be placed
in front of the Library, Stadium,
Bus Stop, Auditorium, Brock
Hall, Memorial Gymnasium and
Biological  Sciences Building.
day noon   in   the  Auditorium.
Admission 10c.        Y" ' '
9ft 9ft 9f, '*
cieties and the  Women's Al
letic Association's annual .
ing will be held in PhyiicYido.
noon,   March  7, ^ Nomli»|'*'
for the positions on the .<
ttver of each committee will
accepted   from   the ''floe* I
voting  will  take plscevati.il
meeting.   All women .qn:ii
pus must attend.
Major McLeata
Dr.   Volkofl
"ARE UNIVERSITIES Becoming too Materialistic?" was
the topic under discussion by
Major MacLean director of the
Personnel Serive, Dr. Black
of the Psychology department-,
and Dr. Volkoff of the Phy-
of the University Week lec-
sics department, in the second
lures    Tuesday    noon    in    the Page Two
Thursday, March 3, 1955
THE UBYSSEY   Mexican samples at ubc
Authorized as Reennd class mall, Post Office Dept., Ottawa.
Mail subscriptions $2.50 per year. Published In Vancouver through-
out the university year by the Student Publica*'ons Board of the
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. Advertising Manager is Geoff Conway.
Mexican Student Appraises Engraving
Managing Editor—Ray Logie
CUP Editor—Jean Whiteside
News  Editor—Rod  Smith
Sports Editor—Ken Lamb
Copy Editor—Stanley Beck       Executive Editor—Geoff Conway
Desk and Reporters; Sylvia Shorthouse, Val Haig-Brown, Tom
Woodside, Sandy Ross,  Rusty  MacKenzie,  Dave Morgan,  Jean
Cummings, Marge McNeil, Jackie Seale.
Sports; Pete Worthington, Neil Macdonald, Bob Bergen.*
A  New  Low
The case of Harvey Matsumow is extremel interesting.
Even more interesting, however, is th reaction which followed
his story.
The American ex-Communist has said he was a pro-
sional false witness, that he was lying when he accused some
150 Americans of being Communists when he testified* before
the subersive activities control board, the senate internal
security subcommittee, and the House un-American activities committee.
In an autobiography called "False Witness," to be published soon, Matsumow tells how the FBI continued to pay
him for testifying long after it realized he was a fake.
This is a shocking disclosure of the extent of McCarthyism in the United States, and a grim warning to Canada.
But an even grimmer warning comes from the reaction to
Matsumow's tale.
It is suggested that even now Matsumow is
a stooge for the Communists. It is claimed that he made the
false accusation with Communist approval, in order that he
might now "expose" witch-hunting.
Among the many journals stooping to this suggestion
was the Vancouver Sun, usually a liberal newspaper. Amazingly, Time magazine was not among them—perhaps it was
because Matsumow at one time claimed that many Time reporters were Communists. Whatever the case, Time strongly
protested the FBI knowingly using a lying witness against
alleged Communists.
It rightly recognized the serious danger to civil liberties which had been raised.
Whether or not the allegation that Matsumow is still
lying is true, it is largely irrelevant. The significant thing is
that anti-Communists are adopting such dishonest tactis.
If the Sun and other journals of its like were only burying their heads in the sand, it would be merely regrettable.
But a more sinister interpretation of their stand has grater plausibility.
It is that, loathe to concede the Communists an argument
they have long been making, they would ignore the most dismaying evidence yet of the greatest menace now facing North
America. They would dismiss the entire Matsumow affair as
merely a Communist "plot."
This is super-McCarthyism.
A Purpose To NFCUS?
From the McGill Daily
Why do we need a National Federation of Canadian
University Students? What should such an organization do?
What is its fundemental purpose?
No one seems to know.
NFCUS has existed for eighteen years, but there is still
no clear idea of its purpose. Each year the ardent delegates
to the NFCUS Conference plead for a "return to the fun-
dementals," and the exclusion of activities which, though perhaps valuable, are but secondary. Each year the good resolutions flounder, for no one can agree which activities are
fundemental, which secondary.
As long as NFCUS has vague, poorly defined, and all-inclusive aims, it will continue to acheive none of them. The
reformers are right—there is a need for NFCUS to return to
the fundamentals. But there is an even greater need to discover what these fundamentals are.
The basic disagreement extends to the severest of critics
or the Federation. They cry that "NFCUS has done nothing."
but. suggestions as to what such an organization should do
are few and contradictory. With this inherent disability, it is
not surprising that NFCUS achieves so little.
This fatal weakness from which stem most of the others,
cannot be blamed upon NFCUS; it is a problem that no Canadian student union could hope to avoid, which is unlikely,
would have the sam disunity and would probably do no more
than NFCUS has done. Canadian students, we think are not
likely ever to have a strong, united and polictally powerful
organization such as exists in many European countries. We
doubt that Canadian students even want such an organization, for it is quite foreign to our tradition.
If, however, we do want a national student organization
oi some sort, the National Federation of Canadian University
Students with all ils major defects is probably as effective
a one as we'll get.
Today you must decide whether you want to be associated with a national student organization, with its necessary
weakness, lack of unity and ineffectiveness, or whether you
consider such an organization a waste of time. The National
Federation of Canadian University Students is that national
organization, and it will survive with or without MeCJill.
The contemporary Mexican
engraving movement, initiated
in thc year 1922, has played,
along with mural painting an
important part, up to the present
day in Mexico's artistic production and can be considered one
of the principal expressions of
the new artistic spirit.
If we compare modern Mexican engraving with the European and American forms,
we easily note the distinction
of the two, and only the specific quality of the artistic genius, which is revealed in particular, but above all the peculiar assumptions from which
it is born.
The fundamental political,
economic, and social transformations occasioned by the
Mexican Revolution of 1910,
translate themselves in the
realm of thespirit and of art
in a new orientation.
The new art, in all its
branches, bears the seal of
popularity: "An Art Directed
at the Multitudes."
In effect, if any branch of
art has fulfilled its function in
Mexico, it has been engraving,
the graphic leaf whose reproductive power is practically unlimited and is thus an excellent means of transmitting its
message to the masses.
What has been and is thc
message? — or rather, what is
the path followed by contemporary Mexican engraving?
The message has been and is
one of artistic diffusion of what
is modern Mexico, ennoblement of the customs and traditions, showing integrally the
accomplishments on behalf of
the people, touching realistically on its daily miseries and
tradgedies, interpreting at the
same time the greatness and
epic import of certain national events.
In another respect, engraving is a vehicle for commentary, attack, euology, criticism
and burlesque, directed for or
agaiiist those who interest
themselves in or alienate themselves from the interests of the
Undoubtedly the social phenomena experienced in that
country has been a constant
source for the imagination of
the engraver, and it is necessary to indicate that he
has taken advantage of them
as a medullary cencept for his
plastic creation.
Notwithstanding thc marked
preoccupation for social problems which has characterized
the Mexican engraver of our
times, he has never forgotten
his love for nature, for the
landscape, for the spirit of
country life and the national
folklore; nor has he passed
over those plastic forms whose
aesthetic value is rooted in its
own beauty, untrammelled
with material content or allusions.
As for the technical and artistic quality of modern Mexican engraving, you, students
of U.B.C. and visitors to the
Open House Exposition, you. I
repeat, will judge for yourselves.
The present exhibition of
Mexican engraving has been
possible, thanks to the generous
good wishes of the Mexican
Society of Engravers, which
undertook the special sending
to this University of 68 plates,
executed by 25 engravers,
members of the aforemention
ed artistic groups.
The Mexican Society of Engravers was founded in 1947
by some notable engravers,
here exhibiting with the exclusive purpose of counting on
an organization destined to
stimulate" and diffuse without
limitation of borders the noble
art of engraving.
WUS Described And Defended
WUS President-Elect
Is WUS really dead? That
is the important question which
confronts the executive of
WUS at this time. So few
people are aware* of its existence that one is led to believe
that this statement might be
Because of this lack of information about WUS, I would
like to outline the organization
of the society and suggest a
program that WUS could and
must sponsor during thc next
year if it is to retain its place
as a worthwhile part' of our
First, for those who are still
in doubt, WUS stands for« the
Women's Undergradute Societies, the president of which is
elected in February to represent all women students on the
Student's Council.
The   Executive   of   WUS   is
elected at the Spring General
Meeting held in the first "week
of March by the women students on campus.
This year, it is March 7th,
12:30 in Physics 200. Represented on tne WUS Committee,
which meets every two weeks,
are faculty representatives
from Home Ec, Pharmacy,
Nurses, Agriculture, Arts, Commerce, Physcial Education, Pre-
Med, and representatives from
Pan Hellenic, Phrateres, the
Dorms, and WAD.
As every woman on campus
is a member of WUS, these
women represent you.
According to the constitution,
it is the nurpose of WUS to
co-orinate the activities of
these various societies and to
promote an active and interesting program designed especially for women students
at UBC.
A year-round activities program could include such events
(some of which you mav have
attended this year) as the Big-
Little Sister Banquet during
Orientation week. Hijinx, a
Co Ed Day and Dance, a Spring
Fashion Show, and a Barn
With your support, these and
similar activities can be plan
ned and organized by your
WUS exec.utive.
In addition to these social
events, special projects such as
providing better facilities in
Women's Common Rooms,
could be campaigned and work-
for by the Undergraduate Societies as co-ordinated through
But, it is only by means of
a hardworking executive and
active representatives on this
WUS Committee that the plans
can  be put into effect.
Therefore, I urge you to elect
effective women as your faculty
representatives and to come
out to the general meeting next
March 7th, at 12:30 to elect an
Executive ready and willing to
work for you.
The Society has presented
numerous exhibitions in the
interior' of the Republic of
Mexico, and several others,
with great success in foreign
Similarly, the exhibition is
patronized by the University
of Mexico, in an effort toward
the cementing of intellectual
relations between Mexico and
Canada, and as a step toward
the better knowledge of the
values of Mexican culture.
To    these    cultural    institutions then, go our most heartfelt thanks for this magnificent
movement  of Mexican art in
wit If if kaHmf
Slogan Defined
The Ubyssey:
There seems to have been
much controversy around my
"rather cryptic," slogan—"Beat
the Machine." Many people
have taken it as a dig against,
fraternities. I can assure you
it was not intended as such, especially as some of my strongest
supporters were fraternity
In using this slogan as an
attention getting device I was
simply capitalizing on, the Ubyssey's repeated references in recent issues, to a politcial machine on campus. Being as
there t were seven candidates
for this office I hardly felt that
this slogan could be taken per
sonally by any' one of them.
I sincerely hope none of them
did take it- personally.
At'this time I would also like
to take the opportunity to thank
all those who helped me with
my campaign, and to pledge
my full support to the incoming administration.
John 9. Buttcrfisld.
Editor, The Ubyssey:
Those who think will recognize that the true humor in
pornographic comedy lies in
its cleverness. There is also
a false humor wich relies for
its "punch" on a regression to
what has been called the anal
stage of clfildhood development.
We all think the first is funny. Some of us think the second is uproariously funny —
but not ALL of us.
J. Baker
took my wallet from my coat
Sat. morning in the chem lab.
please return it somehow. Keep
the money. Bill Horswill, Fort
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The University ot B.L Thursday, Maroh 3,1955
Radsoc  Re-opens
Locate  Lost
With the official re-opening of their South Brock basement studios, the University Radio and Television Society are
preparing for a round of Open House activities that range from
a preliminary housewarming to an Open House television pro-
* gram.
To celebrate  their  return to
full-strength operations after the
Brock  fire,   Radsoc  is   holding
Cg gejavs/vd-fc — 4r a reception Thursday  night in
Dance to
UBC students may have an
opportunity to vent their post-
exam inhibitions and aid the
university in its march to fame
and glory in a combined operation come springtime.
Officials in charge of fund
raising for the expected jaunt of
the Rowing team hope ot persuade studenst that the place
to on April 30 is not the Com.
modore but the Armory.
All that cash that now goes
to line the pockets of the cabaret
trusts would instead be spent
on nourishing' food and warm
clothing for the rowers.
Second member at large Don
Jabour stated Wednesday that
the only requirment for success
of the venture was student Interest.
"If the word got around that
the armory is the place ot go,
we're sure to have a good party,"
he .said.
"Almost everyone celebrates
the end of exams. There's, no
reason why they couldn't celebrate on the campus instead
of downtown." *
Only flea in the ointment at
present is the problem of liquor,
"There would necessarily be a
lot of drinking," Jabour said.
"And the administration isn't
anxious to initiate another spree
like homecoming."
their studios—by invitation only
to Campus leaders and downtown newspaper and radio representatives have been invited.
Under the direction of ex-
President Campbell Robinson,
Radsoc members will film a fifteen minute feature program of
Open House highlights. It will
appear at six p.m., March 0th,
on KVOS television Channel 12.
On Saturday, downtown radio
stations will broadcast their regular programs — interspersed
with Open House "plugs"—
from Radsoc studios. CKWX,
CKNW and possibly CJOR will
"These downtown radio types
will give the people something
to look at," commented business
manager Reg Bar tosh.
The Society will also be in
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Nominations for heads of students committees were
declared open Monday night.
The committees include: NFCUS, World University
Service, Employment, Library, Varsity Revue, and Special Events.
Nominations are/ot be submitted to Student Council
by March 14 and must be accompanied by a letter staging
the qualifications of the applicant.
The Men's Athletic Association is now accepting applications for the head of the Pep Club.
Further information can be obtained in the AMS
Nominations for the posftion of Public Relations Officer on Students' Council will close Friday at noon.
Delegates To View
UBC Campus Life
UBC will be on parade before one hundred and fifty pairs
of eager eyes when delegates from eighty-two B.C. high schools
arrive Friday morning to attend the eigth annual High School
       ~  -Conference.
One    delegate    is    travelling
1500 miles from Whitehorse, Yukon, to get an inside view of
University life.
Designed to give the prospective collegians a complete
picture of the campus scene,
the two-day program begins in
typical University fashion by
registration in the Auditorium.
Following a formal welcome
Student Council Monday night
voted to retain a constitutional
clause requiring subsidiary  or-jDy President N. A. MacKenzie
and Student Council President
Dick Underhill, the students will
hear an address on the "Values
of a University Education" by
Dr. W. Bryce of the Dept. ol
Fort    Camp    and    Cafeteria
luncheons, sample lectures, and
a   panel  discussion   of   campus
| activities are planned to provide
a sample of UBC life.
Delegates will meet the faculty in a series of talks concerning the educational and financial opportunities offered by the
Students will attend the session   of   Mock  Parliament  Fri-
ganizations to provide councillors with free tickets to their
productions and social events.
"These tickets are for the
benefit of councillors and serve
as a reward for their work. The
tickets could be obtained diplomatically through the Co-ordinator and this would eliminate the
hard feelings which have arisen
in the past over this requirment," said Co-ordinator Jerome
ep ep ep
A further motion was passed   , ,„,,,,..
„   ,,    „    , A day evening, and will join in the
to retain the Radio Society as; aclivltlefI of Qpen House Satur-
a separate subsidiary organize-; ^ay afternoon,
tion under Student Council with I Final event of the Confer-
the Public Relations Officer act ence will be a gala banquet and
ing a a voting member of its ex dance helct in the Lions Gate
ecutive and representing it on'Hal1 Saturday night. Dean
j Geoffrey Andrew will give the
! closing address.
In   reply   to  a   proposal   that
Radsoc be put under UCC, Radsoc representative Campbell Robinson  said,  "We have  no  real
objection to being on UCC, but
we   feel   that   we   should   have ,
the  freedom  of being  indepen-;
dent  because   of the   important i
public relations job we do."        i
Materials for the construction of Club Displays ar* now
available in the Field House.
CBUT will be televising from
the Field House at one p.m.
Friday and clubs are urged
to complete their displays in
time for this showing.
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hits of the Variety Show, adding a touch of South American
rhythm to the revue.   Left to right Al Bobbardieri, Marigold Murray, Ramon Arguelles, and Yigo De Diego go>,
through one of their numbers. '
Individual Routines
Liven Variety Shorn
In spite of well executed individual acts by campus clubs,
anarchy reigned before a small audience of under 100f at Wednesday night's production of the Open House Variety Show.
Much of the general disorganization of the show was due' tp
lack of coordination, lack of
programs and lack of "appropriate" betweenact administration.
However, variety, color arid
sparkle of the individual performances indicated a potential
"smash hit."
Campus Music Society Glfee
Club highlighting selections
from their recent operetta "Bonanza," featured two solos by
leading characters of the show
as well as unusual and clever
arrangements of "The Hatmy
Wanderer," and "Comlfi'
Through The Rye."
Although a bit top-heavy in
choir presentations, the show
spotlighted three excellent choral groups including the Winners of the Tuesday night's song
fest, the Alpha Gamma Delta
Sorority and the Beta Theta Pi
"Dragon Sons'' fraternity.
Superb quality, equilibrium
and variation were maintained
by the recently formed Madrigal
choir in three sacred numbers
and two madrigals.
A touch of South American
Samba added additional ctilpr
to the show under Chico and'His
"Mambo Masters."
Although a bit dragging in
pace, a colorful presentation of
"The Torchbearers," a farce on
Little Theatre productions, was
saged by campus Players Clbb.
Based on the presumption that
"art must be pretty," the dramatic director. (Sharon Scadding),
although often inaudible, kept
the members of the eccentric
Little Theatre cast under her
An excellent supporting ea^st
of nine brought many laughs
and much applause from : the
audience. ,
Tho show ended on a lively
note ,is UBC Dance Club promenaded jivvd and Charleston^
across the stage in three lively
square dances, jitterbug and
Sex Orgies
MONTREAL-(CUP) - Students
at McGill University cheerfully
admit that sex orgies are held on
campus according to a recent
survey conducted by the McGill
The survey conducted follow-
nig an article in the Montreal
Midnight, an eastern scandal
sheet, which claimed that McGill
students participate in "regular
sex   orgies."
Students were asked if they
considered the story factual, and
most gave an affirmative reply. \
The McGill Daily, however,
hastened to assure its' readers
and the public at large that all
answers were "in a humorous
vein, and should not be taken
Here  are   some   of   the   com-1
ments given: j
"I   find   the   story   quite   ac- j
"I miss them, darn it."
"When  there is a meeting of [
healthy   young   people   of   both j
sexes there is bound to be a cer-1
tain  amount  of  orgying  and  a
very goftd  thing. But  let's keep
it    moderate.    Alter    all,    what
would  father say""
"Who squealed'.'"
Nine out of sixteen replies
were in the affirmative: there
were    only    two    flat    denials.
are    McGill    students
Browse at
337 W. Pender
Thursday, March 3,1955
Columns   Unlimited
Hired  Athletes;
Pros  and   Cons
Sporti Editor
Wander long enough around the dark halls where
students discuss campus athletics, and before too long you
will run into the nasty term that always crops up when they
talk about the football and methods of improving the particular UBC brand.
The catch phrase is ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS.
Other than the ever-present group that has no opinion,
the critics are divided into two obvious camps — the pros and
the cons. .
The pros, who are' made up of more than just the athletes, have a good case for their arguments. The football
players, about which the controversy is centered, have to give
up their summer jobs a month early if they are working out
of town.
And a month's wages is about equal to the year's
tuition fees. If they work in town, they still might as well
give up a full time job or else practice only part time. If
they're forced to both, work and play it can become a physical
burden. '
Then there's the matter of talent. The university offers scholarships for Intellectual ability. It might just as
easily offer them for the ability to lug a football.
Many years ago, when I was a freshman, I conned
a scholarship. The year before that, I tried playing football.
Between you and me, I'll take the scholarship racket anytime.
Comparably, it's easier.
As it is now, the football players do get some help.
The quarterback club provides boots. There is also the university loan service. And some of the boys manage to get part
time jobs.
But when a football player has to work all night, then
come out Saturday and play a game, to say nothing of six
hours practice during the week, the going starts to get rough.
It's happened often, and lt happened on the Thunderbirds
this year.
Strangely enqugh, or not so strange, maybe, football is
• the only sport that really enters the scholarship question. The
pros have stayed off basketball, not only, because one at a
time Is enough, but because the scholarship would not be fulfilling its big need—that of bringing players from other parts
of the country.
If'we are to becbme powerful in football, we have
to have players from the prairies and the East. There's not
enough gridiron talent in Vancouver. But no part of Canada
can send us better court wizards than the West Coast. And
most of the B.C. bred basketball stars making good in the
States are either no better than what we have, or couldn't
make UBC's scholastic grade. And no one on the campus
would like to see the standard lowered to better our athletic
The cons consistently maintain, influenced by the rumours that drift ih from the south, that athletic scholarships
at UBC would clutter the campus with Piltdown creature s,
complete with all the cribbing scandals, phony exams, and
athletic salaries that are fouling the name of college sport.
Much of "the support for this view comes from the
facult." Combined with a strong anti-scholarship attitude of
a considerable student bloc, the administration has kept athletic scholarships out of UBC s sport picture. And that is the
way it seems it will be.
They say a student should put his sport second, that
his studies must come first. They say universities exist as
homes of learning, not as havens for mentally undernourished
pinheads who flex their muscles and become adulated for a
few hours by thousands of hysterical (and obnoxious) fans.
First of all, anyone who would put anything ahead of
learning has no right whatsoever to be at a university, and
stands as a living argument for increased entrance standards.
But the cold fact remains that winning football team can
draw crowds that pay the entire athletic budget.
Few people at a university, including faculty members,
will questioh the validity of an athletic program, especially
one which can provide some sort of sports activity for nearly
every student. Yet there seems to be little way to pay for
such a program, other than making athletics self-sufficient.
That means winning teams.
We hope the publicity UBC garnered from the Toronto
game will draw football prospects to UBC. We hope the men
behind the football te am will be able to find good summer
and part time jobs for the team members. And we hope
such enedavours will be enough to keep the scholarship argument from developing into a faction splitting war.
It js a thorny problem. It could be UBC is going to
find the thorn sticking in its side in about two years. We
can go on getting beaten for for just so long.
Heave  Ho  Mates,
You   Canoe   Better
The students, it seems, have for once been falsely blamed.
On this page Tuesday there was a story saying football coach
Don Coryell had called off the proposed football banquet because of poor student support  *'
Such was not the case. First
of all, it was captain Bob Brady
who called it off, after consultation    with    Coryell.
Secondly, it wa.- not the students who failing in support (because it was not their support
which was needed) but it was
more outside support Either
Tuesday night was already taken
up   or   they   weren't   interested.
The Burke Inspirational
award, to have been presented
at the banquet, will now lie
given at the sprint; awards ceremony   u|    Iho   Bio    Block   Club.
Late  Flash
Baru  Wins!
The Ubyssey learned late
last night that Baru, star of
stage, screen, radio, television,
and AMS elections, had won
the i n t r a m u r a 1 lightweight
"It   was   a   hard   and   bitter
battle." he mumbled over the
phone, "but    I did it for dear
old   Lambda   Chi   Alpha.''
lit    won   b>    default.
DETERMINED to get ln
their last game, come hell
or high water (or as in this
case, snow) are three stalwarts
of   the    Thunderbird    soccer
team, practising for the Open
House game at Varsity Stadium Saturday. Man who just
kicked the ball out of sight
is   defenseman   Jack   Butter-
field. On his right is Somer-
led Macdonald, and the lad
between the posts is none
other than Ernie Kuyt.
Fitba'  Team  To  Try  Again
Weather permitting, Varsity's high-flying soccer squad
will try again to set Canadian
Soccer History when they take
on CPR in the Stadium under
the watchful eye of CBUT's
televsion cameras.
Last week's game was snowed out.
Varsity will be shooting for
a win in this game, the first to
be televised in Canada. Lead
ing the attack will be former
Vancouver City star Bruce
Ashdown, who has proved a
thorn in the side of Varsity
opponents since he joined the
club just after Christmas.
It  Still  Might   Be
The  Miracle  Age
Those of you who have a knowledge of English history,
even if it was only acquired by a cursory glance at "1066 And
All That," will remember the story of one King Canute, the
man who defied the North Sea to rise past the throne he set
on the Kentian sands. (At least we suppose it was in Kent).
• ■■%-, .—, . ——,	
DIRTY OLD  DANE lation, entering its second round
Unfortunately,   the   dirty   old : tonight at 8:45 at  Lord Byng.
Dane discovered he couldn't up- j     You   may   figure  out  who   is
set the laws of moon  and  sun, | the North Sea and who is Can-
and not only did the North Sea   ute. Though a small hint to the
dampen his tootsies,  but also a ; effect the Jayvees lost Monday
gentle wave slapped him in the
face with a dead herring.
All of which, according to
"1066 etc." gave rise to the expression, "Paddle your own
All this may not mean too
much, but if we apply this tale
of ancient drama to a modern
situation, we find it almost parallels the current Jayvee-Clo-
verleaf baskeball  playoffs  situ-
The badminton team will be
hoping to continue its current
successes Saturday when the
members journey to Belling
ham to swap shuttlecocks with
the Western Washingon team.
At present riding at the top
of the Vancouver B league, the
Birds intend to maintain
their winning average.
night might be in order
but though the outcome seems
inevitable, miracles have been
known to happen. Pickel and
company just might get their
socks pulled up.
And the Jayvees are known
for their fight and habit of
jumping in with both feet. Maybe they'll make a big enough
splash to create a bit of dry
land. ...
They'll get their third try
Saturday, same time, same place.
Speedy Stan Glasgow and
fleet Jerry Rovers will flank
the starry Ashdown on the
wlings. Rovers scored two
big goals in the Birds last
game, helping them to tie with
Royal Oak Drugs.
Varsity have been idle for
the last two weeks and manager Lincoln Goberhan hopes
that  the  layoffs  won't  hurt *|
their chances.
The Varsity defense, one of
the best in the league, will centre around Captain Bud Fredrickson and Jack Butterfield.
Ernie .Kuyt, Varsity's goal
tender, is currently ranked
right behind Big Jim Kinna,
who guards the nets for the
front-running Pilseners.
The Birds have one of the
leagues better defensive records, but have failed to produce in the scoring consistent
ly enough. Last game, their
three goal output may be an
indication that the forward
line is finally clicking, if so
they   could   prove   dangerous.
The game goes on Open
House day in the stadium,
with a band parading on the
Finals for all weights in the
.ntermural boxing championships
will be waged at 12:30 in the
Memorial gym.
Every lunch hour this week
the eliminations have been
fought, and the wheat has been
separated from the chaff. Just
how much wheat has come
through, is a question anyone
can solve for 25 cents.
Some of the weeding • out
bouts proved to be real main-
event thrillers. The middleweight tangle between Monag-
han and Shields was one.
Monaghan's sharp counter
punches earned him a disputed
decision, over a rugged free-
swinging Shields. Half of the
80 spectators hooted the result,
while the remaining 50%
cheered the judges' choice.
Cross-country runner, Vic
Stephens, has advanced to the
welterweight finals by showing
too much unruffled poise and
condition fbr all his opponents
thus far.
An exhibition three rounder
between middleweight Gary
Williams and Cesar "El Toro"
Volivanados, could well steal
the  show.
Both these fighters are deem*
ed to be of too high a calibre to
be let loose against normal human beings. Their hard hitting
skill and know-how will.be tested gainst each other.
A heavyweight clash brings
Ernie Nyhaug and an as yet
unnamed opponent together. The
heavies are the boys who capture the imagination, and if
there is anything Big Ernie has
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