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The Ubyssey Sep 23, 1954

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Hazing 'Sadistic' Declares Psychologist
Freshmen hazing has been
branded "humiliating and sadistic" by one of the University's top psychologists.
Dr. Edro I. Signori of the
Department of Philosophy and
Psychology told The Ubyssey
that it is doubtful that hazing
carried out Its purported purpose of instilling a sense of
unity between the freshmen
and the University.
On the contrary he felt that
hazing breeds resentment on
the part of students forced to
dress and act in accordance
With childish regulations.
"Those who advocate hazing
as a means of assimilating
new students into university
are operating on the premise
that it does no harm," the noted psychologist said.
"There is no sound factual
evidence to support this assumption," he continued, "and
until there is, hazing should
be thrown out."
Dr. Signori emphasized that
the psychological effect of
hazing has not been fully investigated, and hazing should
not be allowed until such an
investigation has been made.
He pointed out that the prac
tise was wrong if lt oriented
even one student towards poor
social adjustment.
"The mental health of one
person is worth more than the
sadistic pleasure of a group,"
he said.
He said that resentment
could account for the "sadistic" element present in hazing,
particularly on the part of upperclassmen, most of whom
went through hazing in their
freshmen year.
"Each year takes it out on
the succeeding year," he explained. "This attitude of revenge tends to snowball, un
til hazing gets out of control."
He added that if resentment
is undesirable, retaliation was
worse, as it would split the
campus into two warring factions.
He said that the undesira-
bility of hazing lay in its negative approach to assimilation.
The psychologist censured
hazing as undesirable and ineffective as it was not based
on any rational. programme
'but appeared to be mechanically administered methods to
humiliate the frosh.
He also felt that hazing was
not justified on the basis that
it taught humility o freshmen.
"One does not learn humility from being exposed to humiliation," he pointed out.
He countered the argument
that hazing encouraged the
frosh to take a less serious
view of themselves, saying
that some of them should
come to university with a
more serious attitude towards
both themselves and their
The case against hazing was
supported by the poor public
relations that have resulted
from hazing.
"Hazing often substantiates
the opinion of non-university
people who are convinced that
some students at university are
really crazy," Dr. Signori said.
While deploring hazing, Dr.
Signori added that the idea of
developing inter-personal .relationships between the frosh
and the upperclassmen was,
He approved the orientation
of frosh by means of teas, dan*
ces and ball games.
"Institute similar functions
for the boys and forget about
hazing," he said.
NO. 3
MacKenzie Discusses
'Freedom' At Assembly
Students Fill Armory
As President Speaks
UNIVERSITY of British Columbia President Doctor Norman A. M. MacKenzie, made another innovation Wednesday by becoming the first president ever to address the
assembled faculty and student body. Doctor MacKenzie
covered almost every facet of the University in his address
and even revealed some of the secrets of his own college
days. The President particularly warned freshmen against
tours of the Botanical Gardens with undergraduate engineers as guides.
Poll Shows Students
Favor Roofing Pool
In an effort to find how the students feel about the contro-
versial problem of wthether to roof Empire Pool cgr build a
smaller roofed pool The Ubyssey took a cross section of student
The result was overwhelmingly in favor of roofing the pre-
By Apathy
IWth frosh nominations closing
deadline set for 4:30 p.m. Friday, the election committee
hopes for a rush of last minute
applications for the five positions open. Only five nominations had been filed by Wednesday. *
"Considering the womderful
spirit shown so far by the frosh
class, I'm disappointed that so
few have taken an interest in
the election of their executive,"
Jerome Angel, chairman of frosh
orientation stated Wednesday.
Two new positions-Men's and
Women's Athletic Represntatives-
must be filled in addition to
those of president, vice-president   and   secretary-treasurer.
Ten frosh signatures are required for nomination, which
must be handed in to the AMS
office by 4:00 p.m. Friday.
Candidates for office will meet
for campaign briefing in the
Board Room of Brock Hall at
4:00   p.m.  Friday.
Campaigning will start in earnest tonight and will continue
until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday. At that
time all posters and siyns must
be   removed.
(Continued  on   Page  3)
In his speech at noon Wednesday President N. A. M.
MacKenzie said the story on student housing in Tuesday's
Ubyssey was "the wrong way around."
Tha President said the huts in. Fort and Acadia Camps
were bought after the war fpr the express use of the faculty.
As the housing shortage eased and more huts became
available, he said, more students moved in. "The faculty is
not squeezing any students out," he declared.
A.M.S. Office To Work
For Frats —Slowly
UBC's sixteen fraternities have been warned to expect
only the lowest priority on any work done for them by the
Alma Mater Society's business office.
sent pool.
Here are the opinions of a lew
of the students interviewed:
John Walls, Arts 4: "We
should roof the pool ourselves
to insure that we maintain control of it. To build a smaller
pool would cost more."
Marie Rundgren, Arts 3: "It is
a silly idea to build a new pool.
The one we have should be
roofed now."
Grant Spiro, Commerce 1: "I
don't care what they do as long
as we have a pool by next year."
Bob Snowball, Applied Science
1: "They should have started
roofing the pool immediately after the games."
* Jerome Smith, Arts 2: "I think
we should go ahead with roofing
the pool, the sooner we start the
I better—if the money is avail-
I able."
| Geoff Snowball, Arts 1: "It
'was a mistake to have the pool
lout here. The public is going to
I get squeezed out. Also, it seems
I senseless to have two pools in
jOiie place."
I     Ken Kaila, Applied Science 1:
i "It would be better to roof the
one we have than build a smaller
J Hilary Silverside, Arts 1: "It
i would bo great to have two
I pools. It' wc roof this one we
jlose   the atmosphere."
Office manager H. B. Maun
sell revealed today that a letter
has been circulated to the fraternities' presidents stating that
the AMS must take care of its
own clubs first.
The business office handles
mailing, typing, and mimeographing free of charge for all
AMS clubs.
Fraternities have been allowed
the same privileges even though
they have no connection with
the AMS.
"We  can't  hope  to  get  this
work out," Maunsell said. "Our
(Continued on Pag* 3)
SEE—A.M-S. orricE
One of the most pressing problems facing the free world
today—How much freedom to allow our enemies while at the
same time protecting our inherent rights?—was touched on at
noon Wednesday by Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie in an address to
an overflow armory assembly of more than 2000 students.
He did not answer the ques- ^~
Students who did not have
their pictures for the AMS
cards taken during registration can have them done on
riday of this week between
11.30 and 2.30 in the Men's
Committee Room, Brock Hall.
Theso pictures will appear
ln th* Totem and will allow
students a marked deduction
in admission prices at Famous
Players Th*tftr*s.
Prie* of the photograph is
fifty-thre* cents. They are
not compulsory.
Instead, he explored its full
Referring to the former
threat of Nazism and the present threat of Communism, he
asked: "Will we endanger our
freedom by letting them plot
against us?"
"And yet," he said, "while protecting ourselves, we must at the
same time protect those who
write- or say or do what we dislike."
His remarks on this pertinent
dilema were only part of his
hour-long address, and he referred to them as "the controversial
part of my speech."
The president at the conclusion
of his address was given a thunderous standing ovation as he left
the rostrum.
The president In his address
to the huge audience touched on
nearly every facet of campus life.
He referred to housing, the
Ubyssey, the faculty, athletics,
clubs, student responsibility, and
the aims of the University.
Relating discrimination to freedom he told the students that
Continued on Pag* 3
Ween classes
Band Issues Call
For Musicians
will be an organizational meeting for all inteersted in playftig
1 nthe University band, at 11:30
today in the band room, HB.2.
If you play an instrument, or
are interested in playing, please
turn out.
* •      *
PRESENTATION   of   awards
and prizes for the Pharmacy
faculty in Bi 100 at 3:30 Friday.
Coffee and donuts will be served later in the 211 lab.
♦ *      •
girls interested in drum majoret-
ting are asked to meet at the
S.E. door of the Women's Gym
today, Thursday, at 12:30.
*      *      #
Photographers interested In
recording campus life for posterity and th* Publications
Board will meet in th* Ubys-
s*y office. Brock north basement, Friday at 12.30.
Both beginners and old
hands will be welcomed.
Frosh  Get  Cooled;  Tempers  Hot
Frosh Orientation entered a
violent phase Wednesday as five
hundred red-shirted Engineers
set up shop on the Main Mall,
and declared open season on
Assuming their traditional attitude of paternal concern for
Frosh discipline, the Engineers
gleefully chased, dunked, manacled and pilloried hundreds of
Freshmen for orientation infractions and regalia ommisions—
or for no reason at all.
The festivities degenerated into outright violence in the afternoon however as a mob of 100
Engineers dragged and carried
a parked car belonging to John
Hay ward, Arts 1, along the west
mall, seriously damaging it.
Tempers began to rise on the
main mall also where a specially
constructed wooden bathtub was
deserted by some engineers who
returned to the use of the lilypond, traditional lntrument of
correction   for  erring   frosh.
As   a   result   AMS   treasurer
Bob    Bray    threatened    to    lay
i charges with the discipline com-
I Continued on Page 3
SLOSHING THE FROSH was the big game as engineers set up their imitation lily pond on
the main mall Wednesday. Dozens of clawing, biting, freshmen were sent back to lectures
soaked as punishment for not wearing proper regalia. The program of organized hazing
and orientation continues today and tomorrow. —Photo by John Robertson Page Two
Thursday, September 23, 1954
THE UBYSSEY      Presidents Address to Assembly
Authorized aj second class mail, Post Office Dept., Ottawa.
Editor-in-Chief ..._ PETER SYPNOWICH
Managing Editor-—Raymond Logie     News Editor—Stanley Beck
Executive Editor—Geoff Conway        Sports Editor—Ken Lamp
CUP Editor—Bert Gordon Feature  Editor—Pat  Carg#y
k       Senior Editor—Sandy Ross
Reporters and Desks Rod Smith, Sandy Ross, Peter Krosby, Bev
Sportst Ken Lamb, Russ Langhout, Jim Powell.
Dr. Signori's denunciation of hazing as a negative approach to the problem of assimilation of frosh into university life, emphasizes that hazing, organized or not, is unnecessary, to say the least.
Council's reasoning that newcomers to the campus
should be branded as newcomers so that they won't feel like
newcomers sems to bear out the psyphologist's statement that
hazing is conducted on an irrational basis.
If Council's reasoning sems hazy, it is even hazier in deciding wthere its responsibilities lie. * ,
Its excuse that some form of organized hazing is necessary in order to keep certain upperclass factions under control during Orientation Week seems inconsistent with its insistence that hazing furthers social adjustment and the individual's responsibility to the University.
The freshman in his new tweed jacket or old high
school sweater feels conspicuous enough. He does not need
beanies and bumpy knees to remind him of his obvious greenness.
He needs all available resources to adapt himself to
bis professors, lectures and caf coffees.
Freshmen are not allowed to speak to freshettes. Is this
We do not argue against tea dances, or fun and games
of that ilk if it ii essential to the adjustment of Frosh.
But. we do agree with Dr. Signori.
Let's forget about hazing.
We Repeat
President MacKenzie's statements at noon Wednesday regarding the housing of students and professors at Acadia
Camp don't hold enough water.
Admittedly—and regrettably—the headline on the story
in the Tuesday edition of The Ubyssey was misleading. But
not one word of the story itself was incorrect.
The Ubyssey still! contends that married professors
should be evicted from Acadia Camp, whether or not they
Ware there before the students.
The fact remains that professors were allowed to move
into Acadia Camp because of a severe housing shortage, and
this shortage no longer exists.
It is students who are now facing a housing shortage. Five hundred have been turned away from the campus
and forced to look for accommodation in the city, which'is
difficult for students to find, and when found, expensive.
Professors can afford this expense more than students
The contention of The Ubyssey is that if anyone is to pay
more for accommodation, it should be faculty members.
No Light Matter
Those who heard President MacKenzie's address yesterday should now be aware of the value of student autonomy.
It is ai prized possession.
It is also a responsibility.
Student autonomy at U£C means a free and independent Student Council, and the privilege of possessing this body
must be matched by the responsibility of selecting a capable
On October 1 students will be asked to elect a new Undergraduate Societies Committee chairman, one of the most
important posts on this council.
Among other things, the USC president is in charge of
student discipline, and heads the committee established to
investigate methods of fighting discrimination in Greek letter societies.
His election is not to be taken lightly. Every student is
expecte d to vote, and to vote soundly.
(Following are excerpts
from President N. A. M. MacKenzie's speech to the student body on Wednesday, September 22.)
—I wanted an opportunity to
talk to the student body and
more particularly to those of
you who have come to the university for the first time. Be-
oauseth is is the first occasion
that we have included all of the
students and members of the
staff in this meeting or assembly (in the past it has consisted of the President's Address
to the Freshmen), I felt it
would be useful to give you my
opinion and view or ideas about
a number of matters that concern all of us but are of particular interest to the student.
The first of these is the nature and function of a university and of university education. This is different In many
ways from a high school and
from the educational methods
and practices that you have
been accustomed to there. The
chief of these differences is
that here at the university we
assume *as a principle (though
with limitations) that you are
responsible for your own lives,
behaviour and activities.
You have become or are n
the process of becoming adults
—and your success or failure as
students and as human beings
depends upon yourselves. We,
and the facilities which we provide and administer, are here
to help you and are at your service, but the initiative is in
your hands.
Because vour education is
our main—and in some respects our only concern, it Is
both essential and desirable
that I should define what I
mean by education.
Education includes everything which affects and influences you and make you what
you area nd will become. In includes your home and parents,
your neighborhood, your
church, yur school, your community, the group to which
you belong, your newspaper,
the radio, movies, television,
what you read, the pictures you
look at, and other influences as
The human being is a compli-
. cated organism, and, while we
tend to deal with his various
needs and interests, e.g., physical, mental, emotional, aesthetic and spiritual, separately,
they are all closely related and
each has a good deal of influence upon the other. It is for
this reason that we permit and
curricular activities—athletics,
support such a variety of extra-
dramatics, clubs and organizations, dances, and all the rest.
But you should and must al-
tant and pleasant as all of these
ways keep in mind that, impor-
are—this. University is an educational institution, and our
main concern and function is
the training of your mind and
intellects and characters.
We have gathered together
promotion (science equipment)
in the university departments,
schools, laboratories, etc. Sidam
Ltd., Toronto 15. (3)
precision instruments, stop and
alarm wrist watches, microscopes, etc. Special discount for
students. Write Box 5, Toronto
K. (3)
here at the University of British Columbia much of the inherited or transmitted knowledge and understanding of the
forms—in our libraries and our
human race. This is in two
laboratories — and in the
•knowledge, the training, the experience and the intelligence of
the members of the teaching
staff. We, the universities, are
in a very real sense, the custodians of the wisdom and knowledge of the race. It is our function and duty to protect and
preserve this, and to pass it on
and make it useful to you our
students and to the community
we serve.
We are also interested in and
concerned about new knowledge, about finding out more
about the world we live in,
about ourselves as human beings, about the meaning and
purpose of life, about the universe and the world beyond.
This, we usually describe as research—and we are concerned
that some of you should become interested in this and pursue it intelligently and effectively.
We have some responsibility,
I believe, for the development
of your characters—and for
your standards 'of value, your
attitudes toward integrity and
responsibility to your commun-
goddness, and your sense of
ity and your fellow men.
Tohugh, In earlierM,.w,-p
Though, in this area of education, the other agencies I mentioned earlier, the home, the
church and the rest are probably—and to our regret—more
important than we, your University teachers, are.
Then, in many cases, we train
you to make a living as scien-
, tists, experts or members of a
We are also concerned about
your physical and emotional
health and welfare, about your
creative capacities, about your
introduction to art and music
and literature, and about your
need for recreation and entertainment; in fact, about all your
needs and about everything
that concerns you and that you
are interested in. But again,
may I stress the point I made
earlier, that we are an educational institution; that our
main concern is the training of
that s or should be the reason
your minds and intellects, and
for your being here as students.
Earlier I stated that, within-
liimts, we treat you as adults
and allow you a great deal of
freedom to live your own lives
and to administer your own affairs. That, I believe, is as it
should be, but you will note the
reservation, "within limits."
This, I believe, is as it shou
Religion Praised
The   Editor,   The   Ubyssey:
A greater tomorrow—we all
would like to see and ejoy it.
But are we prepared to do our
share in making it a reality?
Attending university to acquire a technical or professional skill is not enough. We must
obtain a broader education
which includes moral and spiritual  enlightment.
An argument on behalf of
the need for moral and spiritual enlightment is not necessary. All the best in our way
of life that we have inherited
we owe to men of high moral
character possessing spiritual
strenght who fought and died
for their beliefs. Only by following their example and fos
tering and improving their
ideals can we pass on the inheritance worthy for succeeding generations.
Offering you moral and spiritual enlightment at UBC are
a number of religious clubs:
Christian Science Organize
tion, Hillel Foundation, Lutheran Student Organization,
Newman Club, Student Christian Movement and Varsity
Christian Fellowship.
On Club Day join the club
of your choice to gain more
meaning and support to your
own religious convictions, or,
if you have none, to try to
understand what they mean
to others. By doing so you
will be sharing in and contributing to a greater tomorrow.
George B.  Landis
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This, because freedom carries
with it responsibilities, and because we, your seniors, have
certain duties, obligations and
reponsibillies which may and
dom insofar as your status as
at .times do affect your free-
students and as members of
this university are concerned.
Your responsibilties have to do
with the good name and reputation of the University of British Columbia, for that is important and a mater of concern
to many others besides yourselves.
All of us know that young
people are high spirited, are
full of energy and enjoy fun
and adventure, but we want
you ail to keep in mind the
rights, the interests, the property and the comfort and convenience of others, n a word,
don't 4agtage or destroy property—somebody has to pay for
it; don't injure or unduly annoy others—if you do, you get
yourselves and the University
into trouble; don't break the
law or get involved with the
police—that gives all of us a
name, and you can't win in any
*wmm »uii,d«rs
No university in the world
that I k#ow of owes as much
to its student body as does the
University of British Columbia.
This applies not only- to buildings—though here, the students have had the major part in
building the old and new gym-
napiums, the armouries, the
Brock, the stadium and playing
field, and the scenery shop for
theatrical productions, and
now, I understand, the roofing
of the swimming pool—but to
participation in the actual op-
variety of levels. This, I be-
eration of the university at a
lieve, is good for the university
the exercise of responsibility
and good for you, for it is in
of that kind that you gain experience and maturity and become, in a real sense, actively
interested in and supporters of
the University	
... we would like to think
that, in addition to the skills
and the information that you
may acquire here, you will
achieve wisdom and tolerance,
and that other qualities which
are the hallmark of the educat-
toher agencies and influences
cd man and woman. Because
wil play a part in the all round
development I have described
above, I would like to make a
special plea for your response
■to our principal purpose and
function—the training and development of your mind and intellect, and particularly your
ability to think clearly and accurately for yourselves . . .
Freedom for me means the
right or opportunity or power,
to do and say, and write, and
think, and be whatever we
want t do o r like. Personally,
I believe that every individual
should have the maximum freedom, subject to two reservations or limitations . . .
Discrimination, which aroused a good deal of interest and
feeing among the student body
last year, is related to this business or concept of freedom.
Real discrimination based upon difference or race or color
or religion, I detest and deplore, and I am with you all
the way in your desire and efforts to preevnt or do away
with such discrimination.
But remember that I said a
few minutes ago that freedom
was of the utmost importance.
This includes the freedom, to
choose your friends and to associate with them in any and
every way whloh is not antisocial or an interference with
the freedom of" others. It
means freedom to belong to
the religious denomination of
your wn chice—-prvided you
are willing to conform to the
demands of that religion or
denomination. It includes political freedom, freedom of movement about the country and
many ther things. But it does
not allow you to interfere with
the legitimate interests and ac-
ivities oi others, including their
right to employment, to education and other similar matters.
Tho Ubyssey VM
Consider  for  publication  oa
this page: *
l.any letter to the editor,
although the right to delete
for space reasons will be reserved-honesty of course prevailing.
2. any guest editorial.
3. any article dealing with
a subject with which you feel
you are qualified to write.
Opinion alone is not wanted,
but humour is welcome.
4. personal columns. If you
want to be a Ubyssey columnist, submit some example of
your work.
All submisisons should be
addressed to the Editor, Tha
Canada needs a Strong Conservative Party
We need Men and Women of Conviction
Work for Progress and Stability
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Next to Safeway
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(Opposite Safeway) rhursday, September 23, 1954
the ubyssey
Page 3
Pacifies Tories;
To Speak Here
Friday at noon in Physics 200
the students on the campus will
get the inside story of the fate
of the Conservative Party In
British Columbia.
George Hees, the new glamour
boy and National president of
the Progressive Conservative
Party will address the student
Hees was summoned on a Macedonian call to B.C. this summer when the provincial party
under the leadership of Dean
Finlayson moved a vote of non-
confidence in George Drew, the
party's federal leader.
The motion caused a division
in the party membership, and
started a wave of speculation
about the consequent fate of the
party ln the nation.
Three Conservative members
of Parliament from B.C. along
with a few other pro-Drew factions withdrew from 'the provincial party, and decided to
■tart forming a second Conservative party on a federal basis
in B.C.
The Victoria branch of the
party which did not take part
ln the fight Invited Hees to
come to B.C. and find a way of
giving new life to the Party.
While in B.C. Hees will meet
with the rebel factions ol the
Party In an effort to work out
an amicable solution to the problem.
Tomorrow at noon the students
will get a chance to hear just
how Hees plans to resolve the
thorny problem.
«eorge Hees ... to speak here
Ugly Patches
Will Stay
Brock Hall squatters may have
to put up with patched walls
for some time.
Several large cracks in the
plaster walls have been repaired,
but the resulting rough white
patches are still unpainted.
Apparently Buildings and
Grounds Department has not
sufficient funds to complete the
Job. Or they may be postponing
further work until the rumored
expansion, of ^Brock Hall takes
The cracks were caused by the
earthquake which shook Vancouver in 1946.
The average weight of the
cockney strumpet is 110.2 lbs.,
according to a recent survey.
Ford Foundation is offering
a number of Graduate Scholarships and Pre- and Post-Doctoral
Soviet and East European Studies.
These are open to Canadian
as well as American students.
To qaulify for a Graduate Training Scholarship it is in certain
circumstances not necessary tor
applicants previously to have the
Soviet or East European areas
or a language of those areas.
These scholarships are awarded for one academic year, but
may be removed. Applications
for the Pre- and Post-Doctoral
Research-Training Fellowships
are sought particularly from
scholars in fields seriously under-
represented among specialists in
the Soviet-controlled areas, such
as: cultural anthropology, social-
ogy, social psychology, the natural sciences, economic geography, economics, philosophy and
religion, music and the fine arts,
and education. Previous specialization in the Soviet and East
European areas is not absolutely
Further information on the
eligibility of applicants and the
application forms are available
The Ford Foundation
(Overseas   Training   and   Research)
575 Madison Avenue
New York 22, New York.
Welcome Back to the Campus from the
Shaughnessy Cleaners
Our Campus office is conveniently located to serve you.
—DRY CLEANING and up-to-date
jumps this mat
Student registration has topped WOO, according to a registrar's office count mad? OP
Tuesday, John Parnell, Associate Registrar, stated Wednesday.
"Late comers are still dribbling in, and we expect to
make 5700 and perhaps even
go  oyer/'  Parnell  said.
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German '
German-born electrical engineer Dr. Erik VoUtert Bonn has
been appointed Assistant Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of British Columbia.
,Dr. Bonn arrived here this
month to assume his new duties.
He attended the City College
of New York and received his
Dipl, Math., Dr. Rer. Nat in Applied Mathematics and physics
(Goettingen) in i960. His business associations include the Research and consulting department of the Canadian Marconi
Co. and the research and design
department of the Canadian Aviation Electronics, Ltd., both in
Dr. and Mrs. Bohn are living
at   5902  University  Blvd.
Continued Ifo_o page 1
they had his lull backing in
trying to rid the campus of discrimination.
"Real discrimination based on
race or color I detest and deplore," said the scarlet gown-
ned President.
However, he pointed out that
freedom includes the right to
choose our own friends, but does
not allow us to interfere with
the legitimate rights of others.
"Everyone," he said, ^should
have equal opportunity to an education and a job."
His words brought loud applause when he said that the University owed a debt of gratitude
to the rowing team that won a
gold medal for Canada during
the Empire Games.
Dr. MacKenzie referred at
some length to Chancellor Sherwood Lett who is taking a leave
of absence to serve as chief of
the Canadian mission to Indochina.
Dr. MacKenzie told of the fine
past record of Brigadier Lett and
expressed the hope that the Chancellor typifies the type of Individual that UBC turns out.
"Brigadier Lett,' he said, "Represents what UBC stands for."
Rr. MacKenzie spoke of the
great place that the university
has held for centuries in our society, and said that any attempts
to put bounds on truth and learning are lamentable.
He told the students, more
than half of them sporting the
blue and gold beanie of first
year, that their success or failure
at University is in their own
He spoke of the many outside
influences that are part of every
one's education and referred to
the University as an educational
institution whose function it is
to "train the minds, Intellects
and characters of its students.
He spoke of the responsibility
that each and every student
owes to UBC. Such things as the
wanton destruction of propety,
strewing lunches all over the
campus and getting Involved with
the police wee deplored by the
President. "Everything you do
reflects on the University," he
reminded the students.
Touching an athletics and the
health service the president said
that athletics have a definite
place in campus life both from a
participant and spectator point of
He did say, however, that
spectator sports can be overdone
and become a liability. "You
don't become physically fit sitting and watching for hours,"
commented the President.
Dr. MacKenzie finished his
important address by telling the
audience "Don't take yourselves
or us too seriously."
A co-ed is a girl who didn't
get her man In high school.
Bray Lowers Boom On LS.E.
Tardies: Disinherits Them
Dozens of canapys politicians
and agitators were cut off from
any hope of receiving AMS funds
when Council Treasurer Rob
Bray lowered the budgetary
boom on fifteen campus dubs.
The fifteen clubs will not receive any iponey ttfitfi the AMS
this year.
"The deadline was 4:00 p.m.
today,' Bray said. "These clubs
didn't submit a budget so they
are automatically out."
Leading the impressive list
which reads like a page from
an LSE roster is the vaunted
Social Credit Club, whose members apparently feel np need of
financial support from the AMS.
Campus Conservatives nearly
lost out also but saved their
existance with a last minute,
sprint across Brock lounge by
member Alade Akasode.
When queried if the lack of
interest in AMS money showed
a lack of life in the club, Akasode stated: "It is all a big mistake. The Conservative club is
just alive as it ever was."
The other campus political
groups CCF, LPP and Liberals
submitted their budgets in time
but the Spectrum club, made
up of members of all parties is
now without funds.
The Social Problems Club also
was among those chopped. Past
President Ray Logie said he was
"Acting on behalf of the pro-tem
I attempted to contact Dick
iRiopel, but was unable to find
anyone  in   the  confused  AMS
(Office," he said.
The Student Peace movement
also felt the ax, and is presumed
dead. No members were available for comment nor were any
students interested in peace to
be found on the campus.
Continued frpm page I
mittee   against   EUS   president
Bob Johnson.
Bray decided against the move
however fearing he said, "bad
publicity downtown*"
The threat had its desired effect and the center of attraction
moved to the pillories in front of
the Engineering Building. Business boomed and freshette after
freshette was placed on a tar-
pauline thoughtfully provided
by  the  EUS,  with  her  ankle
In a less violent vein the
.aught in the padlocked pillory,
frosh orientation committee carried out a program designed as
an attempt to make the frosh a
part of the university.
Over a hundred willing
freshmen gathered in the armouries yesterday for the "frosh
project,"—setting up chairs.
"We feel It helps to bring the
kids together and let them get
to know each other," said committee chairman, Jerome Angel.
Freshettes were provided with
an organized introduction to caf
table routine at the Big and
Little sister Banquet in the auditorium basement Wednesday
(Continued from Page 1)
own clubs have to allow a week
for mimeographing, and we always have a backlog of orders."
Maunsell explained that fraternities will continue to enjoy the
largesse of the AMS even though
the office staff Is smaller than
in past years and the office is
extremely busy.
"The AMS budget just cant
stand any increase in the staff,"
he said. "We will do the best we
can for these people, but they
will just have to wait their turn
(Continued from Page 1)
Frosh will see and hear candidates next Tusdeay at 12:30
p.m. when election speeches will
be given.
Voting will take place next
Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m. at polling booths located
in the Brock, at the Bus Stop,
in the Quad, and in front of the
Meal Tickets
Budget-bound students will
benefit by the meal tickets available at Gordon's Cafe, 4565 W.
10th Ave.
Students may* purchase an $11
meal ticket for $10. Meals are
served between 7:30 a.m. and
12 p.m.
Tips tor Teens: To hide those
unsightly adolescent blemishes,
simply cover your face with a
twong pouch.
The vacant chair of the under-;
graduate Societies Committee
will be filled by a by-election
October 1, Council member Don
Jabour announced Wednesday.
The election is to fill the
position vacated by Monty MacKay who is ineligible for the
post this year.
Deadline for nominations is
8:00 p.m. Monday at the AMS
office. Campaigning will be allowed until Thursday.
Campaigning on election day,
Friday, will be restricted to one
poster at each polling booth.
Polling stations will be situated at the Brock, Library, Quad
and bus stop.
The other clubs without funds
are: Biology, Chinese Varsity,
Alpha Omega, Botanical Gardens, Camera, The Chemical Institute of Canada, Classics, Forestry, German, Letters, Music
Appreciation and Visual Arts.
Student Christian Movement,
and the Varsity Christian Fellowship submitted a budget but
did not request any money.
Largest award made went by
Bray went to Mussoc, who received $1500. Players club received $1000 and Radsoc |750.
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Special Invitation to All Students
West Point Grey United Church
(Eighth and Tolmle)
\ cordial welcome awaits you at both morning and evening
lervices, and at the fellowship hour for young people follow-
ng the evening service. During this fellowship hour, Dr. W.
I. Rose of the Dept. of Slavonics will share with us some of
lis viewpoints.
Thursday, September 23, 1954
Seattle Club Loaded
With Former Stars
First  Home Game
To  Be  Biggest  Test
Probably the finest football squad to ever grace the turf
at Howie McPhee stadium will be shown to UBC football fans
Saturday when the Seattle Ramblers meet the UBC Thunderbirds in an exhibition game.
Unfortunately for the enthusi
asm of the more rabid UBC followers, the Ramblers will provide the toughest competition
any blue and gold football squad
has ever faced.
But don't be discouraged, the
Birds have a chance to win,
even though it would be a great
upset. And in the UBC dressing
rooms, playing field or where-
ever more than one Bird is gathered, the word "lose" unless the
subject is the opposing team,
Just never gets into the conversation nohow.
Dorothy Coryell, public relations officer for the university,
sayss»the team spirit is better
than it has ever been, and runs
along a new line.
Wheras last year the Birds determined to lose gloriously, if
they were to lose, this year they
are determined to only win, she
says. Lose, as mentioned, ain't in
the grid dictionary.
So, while the bookmakers'
odds, which fail to consider sentiment, enthusiasm, etc., will
give the Seattle club the edge,
nobody will be too shocked if
the Birds beat them on pure guts.
Don Coryell admits the Ramblers are a great club, besides being "a fine bunch of boys."
The line stacks up like a Mack
truck, weighing in well in excess
of 200 pounds, with the tackles
tipping the scale at over 239.
And the names are as big as the
size, reading like a who's who of
football at Washington and
Washington State.
The opposition, who play ball
for the love of the game and not
the cash, are liberally sprinkled
with names like Arnie Berg, a
200-pounder who took over from
Don Henrich at quarterback for
the Huskies «nd Mel Davis, a
three-year letterman'' for the
Washington team.
The Thunderbirds will be the
first team the Seattle club will
meet on its twelve or so game
schedule, so we have no • season's record to go by. But last
year they beat the Fort Ord, California team, considered to be
the finest services aggregation
in the U.S.
The play-for-fun squad is sponsored by the Seattle Lions and
often gives the gate to a charity.
But the Birds won't be looking
for any of that when Saturday
afternoon comes, they'll be out
for the blood of the highly touted
Get your tickets early.
e JV
If there-is power in numbers the future Javee Football
team will be a powerhouse.
Last Tuesday coach Dave MacFarlane spoke to 50 future
Jayvees. Along with his assistants, Len DeVito and Jerry O'-
Flanagan, MacFarlane plans to have a team in shape for tiheir
first contest, October 11 against an unnamed opponent.
Games are being planned with
the local junior league, and
teams from Vancouver Island
and the Interior.
The strength of the Javees is
as yet unknown, however, it
will be strengthened considerably by players out from Varsity.
The team will start practice
tonight with a light workout at
6:30. Coach McFarlane is particularly interested that anyone
with a desire to play football,
regardless of experience  attend.
Some of the names appearing
on the initial roster are well
known to Thunderbird fans. The
Javee team is well stocked with
monickers like Dudley Gerry,
Murray Joyce, and fleet Irving
Knight, who all saw action last
year with the Birds.
Half Al "Mike" Hammer and
tackle   Maurice    Gibbons   were
turnouts for Varsity. Most of 51
member turnout indicated they
had at least two years experience
in high school or junior ball.
Fotballers take notice—the
Varsity team opens the season
on October 3 at Sapperton.
With stiff competition already on the horizon, the soccer squad is knuckling down
to serious practice. Several
slots are still vacant, however,
and all men eager to don their
cleats for the Alma Mater
are served notice that the first
practice sessions will be held
Friday at 6 p.m. and Sunday
at 10 a.m. on the upper field
near the Biology Building.
Girls! here ls your chance to
escape from drudgery, flex your
muscles, and breath a little fresh
Women's extramural athletics
are at last waking from a long
hibernation and should be at
the height of frenetic activity
by the end of the month. If you
want to keep them active, support them and an ever wider
variety of activities will be available to you.
Here are a few of the teams
that are already being organized:
BASKETBALL (men's rules)—
meets Friday the 24th, at 3:30
in women's gym.
NIS—meet Tuesday, Thursday,
and Sunday at 7, starting September 28th, in Memorial Gym.
GRASS* HOCKEY—meet Tuesday and Friady, 3:30 starting
September 24th, women's gym.
Sychronized swimming meets
Thursday, September 23 at 4:30
in the women's gym.
REMEMBER THIS? The pool's come a long way since
that muddy fall day. Nobody was swimming then and nobody will be swimming soon if the big tile basin now filling
that hole isn't roofed.
Seats Stay
No Money
First Rugger Turnout
Promising Says Albert
With something like 50 rugger prospects turned out for
tha season's first practice, it looks like head rugby coach Albert Laithwaite might have four teams in action when the rugger season opens, as far as U,BC is concerned, on October 9.
Somewhat hidden in the current controversy over
whether the pool should be roofed or not, is the question of
some 6000 seats sitting uselessly beside the big pool.
The latest development on the
Oar Crew
To Meet
The Varsity Rowing Club will
hold its first meeting this Friday at 12:30 in Engineering
Virtually unknown, even on
the campus, until they out-
lengthed a crack, top-seeded British crew in this year's edition ot
the B.E.G., the Varsity oarsmen
are now famous throughout the
I Commonwealth. In fact, it apparently appears they have laid
the cornerstone of a University
tradition. m
Ahead of the crew lies the
Olympic trials for Canadian representatives of the biggest regatta of them all at the 1956
Games. The inellmen will also
get a chance to show their
strength against the powerful
Russian team in a challenge tiff
scheduled for Royal Henry-On-
Thames. Even the Jayvees will
be carrying our colors abroad.
This year they go to LA. for a
Pacific Coast meet.
Don Laishley, the team's manager will welcome any perspective rowers at Friday's meeting.
This is a rare" opportunity for
any men interested in oarcraft
to represent the University on
an outstanding team.
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It is then the UBC Chiefs meet
their first opponent as yet unnamed, in Miller Cup competition.
The turnout, Tuesday at 3:30
was led by new Chief, captain
Doug McMillan. Big Doug, who
also has been an executive of the
ex-Britannia club, one of Var-
citys' opponent for Miller trophy
honors, takes over the helm from
Bill Whyte, this year's president
of the Big Block Club.
The other returnees from last
year's team, which fared none
too well in city competition, then
turned around and trounced the
strong University of California
Golden Bears for the grossly misnamed World Cup, were a small
but important indication of the
power they could show.
MacMillan, Joe Wharnock and
big Jim McNicol were out for
the forward wall, along with
backfielder Skip McCarthy.
But with some standouts out
of action for Alberta until football is finished, the Chiefs probably won't hit their best form
until they change their name to
Thundetfbirds and enter into McKechnie Cup competition.
Thats' the time when Albert
and his assistant Max Howell
will pass the almighty words to
members of the second division
Braves and Tomahawks, to the
effect that "you're ready, boy."
The biggest hurt for the Chiefs
is an injury to star forward Derek Vallis, who will be out with
a chiped bone in his ankle till
sometime in the fall.
Speedy John Newton is currently performing for Don Coryell along with Don Spence, kicker Bob Morford, and big Jim
To date it loks like neither
Bill Whyte nor Dave Morley will
be out for Albert this year, as
they are bowed under from cur-
ricular and other pressures.
seats is the administration has
donated 2700 of the seats to the
students. At one time the administration hoped to sell the
stands but it now feels the accomodation could be better used
by the students.
The remaining 3000 will remain by the pool at least till November 1, when the long awaited
decision. concerning coverage
will be decided one way or*an-
It has been planned that the
2700 should be moved over to
the stadium to provide more accomodation for the student side.
But the administration insists
at the present time that the
students will have to pay for
the moving and rebuilding.
Last Chance
For Bargain
"A" Cards
Have you bought your athle-
ic privilege card yet? If you have
then buy two and give one to
your girlfriend.
But if you haven't got one,
a card that is, then get on the
wagon, boy, or you'll be left
without the biggest bargain since
Alaska was sold to the U.S.
Only five bucks, and it entitles
you to admission to every scheduled home game of a UBC team.
There are only a few left, so
get hot, or you'll be left in the
cold.   (Ouch)
"A" cards will be on sale in
the   Brock   and   the   caf  today
rj^e and tomorrow. It'll be your Jest
All sports writers and sports-
writers-to-be are asked to trundle
themselves down to the sports
cubbyhole in the pub offices
(in north Brock basement) for
an  organizational  meeting.
Out of the present confusion,
it is hoped some system will be
arranged. And you might even
learn a few cold facts about the
newspaper racket, the technical
side, anyway.
That's 12:30 today. Bring your
own lunch.
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new stands were to go between
the current east bank of seats
which   would  be  split   in  half.
AMS president Dick Under-
hills says there is no money in
the treasury for such a move,
which would cost about $2000.
A suggestion was offered asking
if it was possible for the students
to converge en mase on the
^tands and do the job themselves.
Underhill said this was possible, but was probably too
great a task, as it took two
weeks for students to erect the
seats, plus the assisstance and
direction of technical help.
If the stands could be moved,
however, in time to accomodate
the bigger crowds which are
sure to come to see the improved
Thunderbird football squad, and
which are necessary for a gate
guarantee that the athletic administration feels is necessary
for any future games with distant aggregations, it would be a
certainty that the administration might really make money
from  football.
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