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The Ubyssey Jan 9, 1953

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PRICE 5c; No. 33
—Ubyssey Photo by Hux Lovely
TORRID DANCING of Diana Cox will lead two shapely chorus lines on to the dance floor
of the Commodore next Thursday and Friday for the Mardi Gras in Cuba. Highlight of
the dance will be the election of a Queen of the Mardi Qras from among the nine candidates. Tickets for the Mardi Gras, the most popular dance at UBC, are now on sale in
the AMS office, at the Caf and at the Commodore.
Into Korea -Franck
"Chiang's troops should be used in Korea in order to help
eliminate  international  banditry,"   declared   Tom   Franck   in
yesterday's Forum debate.       *              	
Speaking  at  yesterday's   prelim-( |^« q
lnary  trials  for  the   McGoun  Cup j HlQflO,      D3SS
debates,   Franck   maintained
that I
It would be of advantage to use all j
available   troops   in   the   Korean
police action.
Franck maintained that the ques
tion was not whether Chiang was
a good Presbyterian or not. bet
rather that the policy was a matter of proving that armed aggression does not pay.
John Coates, the first speaker
for the negative, argued that to
present the issue >as a rnoraj question was "utter rubbish.'' Matter
at stake was not the problem of
defending the territorial Integrity
of member states.
Ted Medwen, the final speaker
for the affirmative declared that
the question of sending Nationalist
troops to Korea was a matter ot
calaflnted   risk.
Jazz Feature
".Jazz Concert In Miniature" will
be the format of next Tuesday'.-"
Jazz Soc meeting. A piano-bass duo
will be presented In HM 1 at 12:30
on Tuesday, .Kin. lit.
Pianist Verne McLachlln and
bassist (Jerry Fuller are the two
artists at this offering of the Jazz
Soc. Their hjlom of jazz is the
swing era of the late 30's and their
music is very palatable to the ear.
Xon-metiibers will he charged 10
cents admittance to this performance.
This is Just one of the many future events that the Jazz Soc Is
planning for the coming season. A
Dixieland concert will be held la
the Auditorium In early February
and a concert of modern jazz will
be given  in  March.
Eleventh   Book
In   Library   On
January   7
Nominations for next year's
AMS president will open Jan.
21 and close Jan. 28.
Positions open are for the offices of the president of the
AMS, chairman and secretary of
the Undergraduate Society Committee.
Elections will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 4. AM8 cards complete with picture must be presented at the time, of voting.
Nominations mutt be turned
in  to the AMS secretary.
Eleventh Western Books Exhibition is being held in the
library of the university from the seventh of January to the
UN Club Feature
Anderson; Topic
Food For Millions
UN Club meeting today in Arts
100 wlil feature an address by
W. J. Anderson, head of the Department of Agricultural Economics.
He will speak on the topic "Food
for the Millions," dealing largely
with the work being carried on by
the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Mr. Anderson is well acquainted
with his subject having recently
attended world conferences of .ig-
ricultural economists in Rome and
in the United Suites.
Folk Songs Feature
At Wed.  Recital
This year's show nicks innovations. Tiie first, is the geographical area of eligibility was expanded
to include all printers and publishers operating in the eleven West
em States, Western Texas, Alberta.
British Columbia and  Hawaii.
That means that »the show has
readied Vancouver and our campus for the first time. It, will be bad;
annually from now on and is well
worth   examining   closely.
There are, besides books, the
layouts for these hooks, and an
explanation of their contents .ind
pictures. Any person who is interested in little known subjects
and   in   the   manufacture  of   books
should   most
certainly   attend   the
Program of American folk soii",s
will lie presented by Elizabeth
Brault, Vancouver soprano, in the
Auditorium  Wednesday noon.
Sponsored by the ACS, Miss
llrault. who gave a folk song tour
from the New England Stales to
California, will sing the songs of
various  locales  in costume.
She sings spirituals of the
"shakers", an old-time sect. son;;s
of the sea, mountain ballads and
Creole songs.
Her repnt.oire includes hundreds
folk songs from which she is
the members began to bother them \ developing other individual pro-
ami they decided to do something I grains, including French-Canadian
a lilile more constructive. Result,! and American Indian.
alter many downfalls and much : Tickets for the event to be held
hard    work,    is     today's     Western   in  the  auditorium   Wednesday   will
Western Cook Exhibit is sponsored by the Rouiice and Coffin
Club of I.os Angelts. The dub is
an informal group of printers,
booksellers, librarians and ot
interested   in   printing.
Pep Meet Chooses
Hindmarch As King
Winners of scholarships and
bursaries should call at the Registrar's office for their scholar,
ship cards.
These should be signed by
their Instructors for ths second
term and returned to the accounting office so that cheques
may be Issued
This does not apply to holders
of special and dominion-provincial youth training bursaries.
Football Captain Reigns
Over Cuban Mardi Gras
Mardi Gras in Cuba has one half of the royal couple that
will reign over the ball next Thursday and Friday.
Bob  Hindmarch, captain of
Union Stops
Of Students
Union regulations prevent
presentation of Vancouver
Symphony In the Armouries
today as was planned by the
AUS's latest attempt to bring
culture to the 5000 students which
roam the UBC campus has failed.
Certain musicians' union regulations controlling the working hours
ot the members of tho orchestra
prevent the union, members from
working between 12 noon and 1
p m
With the co-operation ot the
Vancouver Symphony Society, the
AMS was >able to get, the union
to relax the regulations. The union
agreed to let the orchestra perform for UBC Btudents If all the
members were willing to postpone
their lunch for a few hours.
Since the orchestra %as not met
as a whole for over three weeks it
was impossible to contact all the
members In time tor today's proposed performance.
It is felt by the members of the
AUS responsible for the organization of the orchestra's performance
that the union Is "cutting lt« own
throat" by allowing such regul-
alons to remain in effect.
Today was the only open date
that the orchestra had left In Its
candidates  as
Thunderbird   football   team,   was
elected   Mardi  Qras   King  at   the
pep meet  held  In the  Armourlei
yesterday.   Hindmarch   edged   out
eleven other candidates In a clos<*
Whistles, cheers and
greeted the queen
sororities paraded their choices
before the Btudents who crowded
the Armouries. Floats carried out
the tropic theme of the Mardi
Ann Cameron of Kappa Kappa
Gamma led the parade In a trople
cabana, followed by Oail Dodds ot
Alpha Delta PI escorted by a portable palm tree. Palm trees also
featured the float of Iris Gold ot
Kappa Alpha Theta.
Dance tickets for next week's
Mardi Qras are now on sale at
the. AMS office. During noon
hours they are also on sale at
the entrance to the cafeteria.
Solvelg torvold and Alpha Gamma Delta brought a tropic Island
to the Snowy campus of UBC while
a mauve, sliver and green covered
convertible carried Alpha Phi's
Alice Pltcalrn. Delta Phi Epsilon
presented their choice tor queen,
Flo Rosenbaum, In a car gaily decorated with balloons and streamers.
A silver crescent of Gamma Phi
Beta featured the float of Marilyn
Whtte, while a red and black •flowered convertible escorted Delta
choice Joan Welch. Sandra Cock-
burn of Alpha Omlcron Pi was absent because ot illness.
Queen candidates will again be
on parade before first-nighters
Thursday und on Friday. Everyone
attending the dance gets one ballot.
Dance tickets are going fast,
ticket chairman Bob Rush reports.
Those planning to go should make
ui> their parties now and make
reservations directly at the Commodore
MP Sinclair,
UBC Grad,
Speaks Today
Minister of Fisheries, Jimmy Sinclair, 'Will speak in Physics 200 today at noon. Sinclair is the most
recent UBC grad to make good In
federal polities and Intends to give
a summary ot his policies on his
recently  acquired   position.'
Sinclair was a former UBC football star and Rhodes scholar of
1927. He also held down the position of editor of the Ubyssey tor a
short time.
The Liberal Club executive states
that those who were disappointed
with the. nebulous talks ot Drew
and Coldwell should not miss hearing Sinclair.
More Nuclear Physics
Understanding Needed
"Fundamental problem of Physics today is to achieve un
understanding of nuclear physics," said Dr. Warren of the
Physics Department Thursday. The physicist spoke at a noon
hour meeting in Physics 201 sponsored by the Physics Club.
Hoping  that students  intending
to go into Physics next year would
iers I
Club   was   originally   formed   tor
the   purpose  of  sociability  and   so-|
ci:il   drinking.   The   consciences   ,:f|of
Hook.:   Exhibition.
be  available  at   lac.
get some direction and indication
of the training given by the Physics
Department, Dr. Warren stressed
the Importance attached to nuclear
"More   than   70   percent   of   ull
articles in physics magazines ant!
textbooks are about  nuclear physics," lie said.
Dr. Warren then went on to outline various apparatus used hy the
Physics Department of UBC.
He gave an extensive explanation of the "Van de Graff," sources
or neutrons and the main efforts
to control ions. He then outlined j
the uses of Heavy Water obtained
from  Chalk  River.
Typing Included In
University Courses
Beginning this term, I'BC students from all faculties will he
able to Include typing in their
course of studies.
C. C. Oourley, Department of
Commerce, has announced classes
In typing are now being offered to
all students on the campus Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.
Previously, the typing course
was open only to commerce students.
Anyone   Interested   In   enrolling
for tiie course should contact Prof,
(iourlay at  11(1   1.  A  fee of  $.ri  will i I
he charged.
Id his closing remarks the Physics professor hoped that "this will
give you a reasonable idea of what
we have done and the type of
techniques   we  are  developing."
Filmsoc Reel
To Aid Polio
"Soldiers Three" will be Film-
soc's feature presentation at 12:30
Thursday, January 15th in aid of
the B.C. Polio Fund.
This special two-hour noon show
will be held In addition to the regular Tuesday presentation of "Pride
and Prejudice." The film, by Kud-
yard Kipling, stars Walter Pidgeon.
Stewart Granger and David Nlven
In a tale of the British Troops on
duty In Colonial India.*
Admission price is only 25c.
Students are urged to attend to
support a great cause and to enjoy two hours excellent entertainment. The entire proceeds go to
the B.C. Polio Fund.
Today Last Chance
For Job Interview
Today is the last day that Civil
Service will be interviewing students for permanent and summer
Three technical representatives
of the Civil Service Commission
will hold group discussions in the
Agriculture, Commerce, Engineering, and Arts and Science faculties
on employment opportunities in
those fields.
Those wishing to hold personal
interviews with one of the officials should make appointments immediately through Mrs. lire at the
Employment Placement Bureau on
the campus.
'Tween Classes
Kaempffer To Discuss Relativity
At Astronomical Society Meeting
DR F. A. Kaempffer. of the Department of Physics will speak on
"The Idea of General Relativity"
at a meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada to be
held in Room 202, Physics Build
Ing Jan. 13 at 8:1"> p.m.
The  lecture  wlil  not  be  mutlie-
All Interested are Invited to attend the meeting of the Society.
MITTEE of the AUS will meet today at 12: HO in the Council Room
of Brock Mall. Anyone Interested
please  attend.
v        v        *f*
SOpREO meeting today at 12: M
in Hug. 200 will feiture talks clarifying the position of Social Credit,
by Mr. Nell Fleishman.
•T* V ^T
ts    annual    Ticket    llaiuiuet
Dance tonight at tJ p.tn,
DANCE CLUB square dancing
will commence in Women's Gym
on  Monday, Jan.  12, noon.
V *r if*
lie speaking classes will resume
Monday, Jan. 12 at 12: III) in Arts
*r *r *v
SPECTRUM CLUB will hold ,i
general meeting In the President's
Reception Room. Urock Mall, on
Tuesday at H:IU>.
if* if* if*
PRE-MEDS present the film "Set
ting up an Operating -Room" todav
at. noon in Physics 2n2.
if. if if.
should   he  banned  from  the  campus'' will be the tonic of the debute
to be presented by the Millet Foundation  Monday at   I:.': HO.  Speaking
for the affirmative will lie A! Goldsmith   mid   the   negative   Dave   An-
mid i field.   Tile   Mlllel   Mouse   is   located
and i across  from  the  hand   hut  dienilv
j behind   Htm I.   Mall. Page 2
Friday, January 9, 1953
Authorized as second clas^ mail, Post Office Department, Ottawa.
Student subscriptions $1.20 per year (Included In AMS tVss). Mail subscriptions
$2.00 per year. Single copies five cents. Published throughout the University year by
the Student Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society, University of British
Columbia. Editorial opinions expressed heroin are those of the editorial staff ot the
Ubyssey, and not necessarily those of the'Alma Mater Society or of the University.
Offices In Brock Hall For display advertising
Phone ALma 1624 Phone ALma 3258
Executive Editor, Ed Parker; Feature Editor, Elsie Gorbat; City Editor, Myra Green;
News Editor, Ron Sapera; Women's Editor, Flo McNeil; Literary Editor, Gait ElklngHon;
CUP Editor, Patsy Byrne; Circulation Manager, Marlon Novak; Editorial Assistant,
Vaughan Lyon; Staff Photographer, llux Lovely.
Senior Editor this issue  Pete Plneo
Reporters and Deskmen: Tom Shorter, Marie Adam, Nonny Sypnowich, Ray Logle.
Johann Stroyva, Harvey King, Anlee Brlckman. Feature Reporter: Valerie Garatln.
Letters to the Editor should be restricted to 100 words. The Ubyssey reserves tho
right to cut letters and eannot guarantee to publish all letters reooiyed.
Of Odds And
Gambling is forbidden on this campus by
statute, ordinance,' by-law and what not else.
!f#t every time examinations roll around a
few of the deities who are entrusted with
letting up the Obstacles in our quest for a
degree eannot resist the temptation of reducing examination papers into "multiple choice"
and "live or false" questions, as pure a form
of gambling as Russian roulette.
Not that the odds are fair. But then one
cannot expect "bookies" to be fair. However,
bookies on racetracks would not stay in
business very long if the jockey club stewards
matched horses as ineptly as examination
handicap makers.
The very department that could be expected to put up a "race" defying all "systems", usually comes through with favorites
evident beyond all odds. We refer, of course,
to the Psychology Department's quiz for
beginners which any beginner (in gambling)
can boat by just choosing the most obvious
% alternative offered. If our psychologists
started using some of their own medicine in
setting up these examinations, we do not
doubt they could make it a "classic".
However, we believe that the whole structure of these "objective" examinations is in
need of revision. The only justification we
can find for these quizzes is the fact that there
is probably a shortage of markers to cope
with some of the larger classes.
Beyond the simplicity for marking purposes there also seems to be a tendency to
regard purely subjective questions as an
encouragement to students relying purely on
what is commonly known as "the gift of the
gab". This danger, however, can be eliminated by giving examination papers more careful consideration. It is not as insurmountable
a problem as the invalidity of examinations
based on the ability to sift words and associate
them with another set of given words.
Book Store Monopoly
Students buying books at the University
Book Store expect that the texts they buy
wfB be at least as cheap, if not cheaper, than
they will be able to buy elsewhere.
Such is not the case at the University Book
Store on this campus. For example, a required text in an advanced philosophy course
is being sold ait $7.50, while the same text
may be bought elsewhere for $4.75. The
Bookstore stocks the American edition of the
text which has the increased cost of a slight
tariff and the profit taken by a Canadian
Plugged Nickle
ONCE UPON A TIME . . . there was n colony
ojf Black Ants and a colony of Red Ants. The
Black Ants were Industrious und hard-working, and
generAlly at peace with their fellow ants. There
were a groat many of them, and they were the
undisputed leaders of the ant-world.
The red ants, on the other hand, were a miserable
accumulation of anttlques, who had failed a'
practically everything and who were generally
regarded hy everyone as cranks. They wasted all
their energy on hating othor classes or groups of
ants, like ZIoniHttCommunlRt-iWalil-iHtreettlnternii-
ttonaliRt ants, who did not exist. They also espoused
a religion of love with great fervour, hating desperately anyone who did not share their love.
Among other things .they also championed a ay-Hi
tern o* giving eiirh nut twenty piece.s of paper
marked "IMtlOAD CltHMll    ple.isc eat" each month.
'Super .'Hits considered this nuttier than ;i picnic
AMONG THE CONVIVIAL Black nuts were about
ten little fellows who wanted very much to heeotue
IM'PORITANT. They had made several tries to
get the other black nuts to overthrow the rulers
hut wlthou success. Then, one day, an ant-eater
stumbled ncross the Black ants' hill, and ate a lot of
ants and generally disrupted the comfortable
scheme of things In the vicinity.
The ten discontented and ambitious Black inns
were quick to realize the potentialities of such a
misfortune, lu a flash thry had swarmed over to
the fled ants, leaving everything behind but. a
can of black paint. Before yon could say "Protocols of the Elders of Zlon" they had talked the
Red ants Into accepting them as their leaders. '«W<!
will lead yon to the Happy Mill," they .shouted,
and the Red Ants clapped their hands in a roar
or applause. (There weren't many of them, hut
they had eight hands each). "Before long we will
have attracted all the other Black Mils over here,
and then we will he the leaders of the most powerful and most prosperous aut-hill in the field."
THE TERRIBLE TEN, led by two ants known
as-Silly and Wacky knew that, the other Black Ants
had repudiated their rulers and were shopping
around for something new. They also knew that
the vast majority of Black aut.s wanted something
very much li!;e the type of leadership they had been
used to in the happy days ISA. (Before Ant-eateri,
so in a flash they had painted all the funny little
crack-pot Red ants a deep Black Then they invited
the regular Black ants to come over, warning the
exited ants to for goodness sake keep their trap-;
distributor. The same book, however, may be
bought direct from a British publishing company at a saving of $2.75?
The Book Store has .a virtual monopoly on
the campus. If they do not offer books to
the students at minimum prices it would be
better to have private* bookstores competing
for the text book business. If the Book Store
is to operate as a service to the students, then
they should not waste students' money on
exhorbitant book costs.
by franck
The majority of the Black unta, loaderloss, though
they were, were still pretty wary of the Red Ant
Mill, which they associated with the screwy Idea*)
of a creepy ant named Mad BUOLAiS, but tho
Terrible Ten assured them that since they had
taken over, all that had changed, and that now you
couldn't tell the Red ants from the Black, except
they were even blacker, because their coat hadn't
had time to got dirty.
So the regular Black ants agreod to come over
for a look-see.
EARLY ONE MORNING they arrived at, the ltd
Hill. Red hud been crossed out, and VERY SLACK
substituted. They banged their feelers on the
door, und were promptly ushered Into a huge hall
filled with the repaints and the Terrible Ten. "How
are you?" said a visiting Black Ant. "Magnificent!"
beamed the Terrible Ten. "Victimized hy Wall-
Street Zionists," blurted the old-timer. Wacky gave
them a dirty look, and the visitors looked shocked.
"Something he ate," mumbled Wacky, and tried
to shovo the errant. Repaint ant into a closet.
"You have lots of room, here," observed a quickwitted visitor, trying to avoid unpleasantness.
"Yes, indeed, very modern," smiled Silly.
•'IT'S BECAUSE we keep out Communist Financiers and .lews." snapped a Repainted red.
"And when we start Issuing our monthly dividend
in bread-crumbs we can all .stop working and enjoy
it even more," suggested another, his Red coat
beginning to flush through the hastily applied paint.
"Yesslr. And after we've wrested control of our
natural resources out of the greedy clutches of the
.American Imperialists and put Its control Into the
hands of the Industrial-Corporate Parliament, and
secured the Antlo-Saxon .strain In our society ant
. and . . ." By this time the ex-lted ants were
lumping around, clapping and shouting "Halieluja!"
Their breath came In short, heavy pants. (Ther-
were pants in these ants. I
THE VISITING BLACK ants looked frightened
and dismayed as they hurriedly said good-by to
their ex-compatriots, the Terrible Ten. and hurried
away. "But . . . But. . . ." sputtered Wacky and
Silly as they stood there watching their new Red
ant followers whooping and .shouting al! about
them, "they don't run this hill: we do. They elected
us. We're respectable now. You're just seeing
the lunatic fringe . . ."
Their last words dwindled and were drowned on1.
by a boisterous chorus of "Oil tiie Printing Press,
Miranda, Prosperity is Here to Stay."
Editor, the Ubyssey,
pear Sir:
Thompson Is unjustified In his
nttRck on t,he Ubyssey's reporter
who quoted his exact words: '"We
are against Ii ternational finance
and most International financiers
are Je^rs." These are the words
he spoke In the Publication office
on libnday noon, and I feel
Tnbinpson Is showing his immaturity by accusing the reporter of attrteut^ to him, "an
unmitigated" perversion of the
I am not a member of the Social
C-reiMt Party (or the '8ta'ljf of the
t^yssey a«if therefore I am not
pfejliijlced'for either side. But I
was there and Thompson did say
th^e words that implied racism.
Tbbni'pson should ao*mit he said1
these woroY and apologize to the
t)byV»ey aito" tp' th* reporter,
Ed Zllke, 3rd Arts.
^-.JtorV the tibyasey.
OW 8k:
TW Bltnntlor. has S>t to' the
prM vrtiere tt is no Idnffer possible to brush the situation off
as faulty retorting. The statement as made by ittyself Is as follows,:
"the Social Credit party Is'
bttslcaHy against International
•erne pt«»i»le think thst meet
toteVnMwtil flnancWre are' Jews
anc| olir enemies have used this
beljat1 to b>and'us as antl-eemltic."
The Ubyssey ataff states that
If' tnat Is What I said nobody
lieara It because every 900 of us
were talking at once, ft that Is
true an apology Is owing to the
Ubyssej* for my statement of yss-
ttJWever, that Is done now and
the reason f am sneaking once
agarh is against the brand of
"iewhater" attached to me by a
le|ier to tfbeL editor. Apart from
all fotfai Credit principles and'
aside ttom them I must clear my
I have many Jewish friends in
my faculty andf outside who, if
this matter is carried any further,
I'm sure would speak for my
I hope this will clear up any
—<\V. S. Thompson.
Dear Sir:
r wish to thank Tan Seymour
for pointing out—and pointing
up—a con pie of Items in the Dec.
4 "Eye" that I had not made quite
First, my disappointment at the
lack of publication of the names
In the "Vice Blackbook" was the
n.itiiral human reaction: did you
ever read a "fascinating" story,
and then find the Inst two pages
missing? One gets much the same
frustrated feeling.
.Vext, I must concur that I have
little knowledge of the technical
Intricacies of the law-*fortunate-
ly. However, I still point out
that the "hook" was presented In
evidence; thorefore Home ere- fi
deuce'may bo attached to it. One
may assume that It would serve
ns a basis for further investigation, at least.
Again, I was not so much udvo-
eating that the names in the hook
be publicized as showing up the
glaring contrnst between the fact
that the names of the women Implicated wore made public, while
the names of no men were so
treated. I grant that mere names
in a book are ainull evidence
iexcept, to the flCMP lu a.apwCi
of Stullnlst offices nnc literature)
but please bear in mind that tiie
police had this "house of ill famf"
unijer observation for some time
before acting; they must have
observed the "customers" about
the place, or they would have had
no evidence. Qould they not have
used their observations as a basis
for action agaltut the persons
.Finally, Ian agrees that there
is a double standard—and suggests that it Is right that .Important citizens should be allowed
to do what unimportant people
are punished for. There, • of
course, he is stating the practice
of our society, and he Is admitting
that much of our society is built
ujjon hypocrisy — upon pretence
and refusal to admit facts.
ytnille in agreement upon many
things, here fan amd I part company. I say that such situations
are Inherent in our present type
of society. I also say that, while
such behavior Is necessary to
curry' oti the business of our .society, It Is at the same time
further undermining that fame
sbcl'ety; It glosses over problems,
withoui eliminating them, and
serves to make people less able
to deal, effectively with all problems. It encourages bad—In that
they are weakening—habits Of
fan may be "amazed at the
unique trick of socialists of being
able tp twist any subject around
till the argument boils down to
capitalism versus socialism." Of
course, this Is going a bit far; but
I will say, that any subject connected With the social sciences
d'oesht'need any twisting to come
to that fundamental conflict. It's
right there! all through our society!
The only thing left to clear
up Is for the moralists. To them.
I want to say only this; I am
not advocating prostitution,
neither am I condemning it—by
itself. I am saying that It Is
part of a much larger problem
which humanity must soon solve
in its entirety, or suffer for the
failure. Neither human nor superhuman leadors will solve it; it
la the Job of all of us.
—Bob Loosmore.
Editor, the Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
In the middle of the greatest
depression known to western
civilisation. .Social Credit, the
monetary reform party, swept into power lu Alberta. The stage
was set for a reform party.
Wheat was rotting on the
ground, people were cold and
hungry and living in shacks In a
land of oil and forests, grain and
beef. The people took "Bible Bill"
Aberliart's soft money theories
with religious fervour. He blamed
finance for the gap betweon production and distribution.
This gap could be filled he said,
without disturbing capitalism, the
profit system, private ownership
or capital-labour relationships hy
a simple monetary reform. All
that needs to be done is borrow
money on future production, "social credit", and with it either
pay cash dividends to the people
or subsidized producers no they
can buy what they have -produced
can sell cheaply enough for consumers to buy. Either or both
plana may be used. No cla.ss
struggle, no need for labour unions or price controls—the printing press will solve all problems.
Mr. Aberhart overlooked a Very
elementary rule that states It is
impossible to have "social" credit
under private ownerships. Atl
credit under capitalism is private
credit. It is matle up of nothing
more or less than surplus values
accumulated from the exploitation of labour, The only way in
which a capitalistic government
can provide a measure of prosperity for those who live by the sit le
of their power Is to Increase sales
of labour time.
In order to do this It must borrow private surpluses at market
terms and use them in creating
the social assets that provide tiie
social surplus. A government can
break with the present financial
setup only when It Is prepared
to first socialize the privately
owned tools of production used
to create private surpluses.
Then It will have Its oWn
sources of capital and may draw
on them for the distribution of
social benefits. In no other Way
will the monetary reform scheliie*
work. The .people as a whole' did
not understand the economics of
the scheme; all they graspid wn»
the promise of $25 a mbtith dividend to everybody—a promise" as
yet unfulfilled.
Mr. Aberhnrt's luck, or "divine
providence" was working overtime and did him two great favours to save the fate of his party.
The federal authorities declared
all his banking legislation of 1937
and 1938 ultra vires, as bankln?
was a power of the federal parliament alone by virtue of section
91 of the British tforth America
He denounced this "banker*'
conspiracy" long and loud and
proceeded to borrow money from
his Wall Street "enemies1'. The
second piece of good fortune
which befell the Alberta government was that prosperity loomed
on the horizon. Prosperity such
as Aberhart himaelf had never
dreamed even if his monetary
scheme had worked well,
(111 was discovered, the ranches
were prospering, with the outbreak of war wheat and beef
prices went up. Edmonton became the big American base it
."till is, a boom town. Actually
Alberta could be a tax free paradise if the oil were under public
ownership. Imperial Oil, a Stan-
Continued on Page 4
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• • Photo courtesy American Federation of Art
PU2ZLED? So was the painter. All he could find in the way of a name for his creation was
"Oil No. 1". The Ubyssey in the interest of expanding its circulation is sponsoring a
"Name The Picture Contest". The prize for the most imaginative name for this canvas
by Bradley Walker Tomlin is one free subscription to The Ubyssey for one year. Only
regular subscribers are eligible. The painting is on display in the basement gallery of the
library in conjunction with a show of American Avant-Garde painters.
American Abstract Art
HiredAt UBC Gallery
Rene Beaux, curator of the university art gallery, stated
yesterday that the biggest art show of the year for Vancouver
is on now in the gallery of the university library. American
abstract paintings by the leading "Avant-Garde" painters of the
American nations are on show. &
Originally   organized   for   Paris
and shown in New York before going to France, the American Van
guard show contains 25 paintings
by 2r. different artists. This gives
the observer and art lover a broad
picture of the obstruct school.
An example of the big names
represented in the show is Hans
Hoffman, New York art teacher
nnd former instructor of Don Jar-
vis and Lionel Thomas, both of
the university's Architectural Department.  ,
Students who approach the slum
in a literal frame of mind and
ask themselves "what does this
mean'.'" will work themselves into
an intellectual "tizzy." The observer should relax and 'accept tiie
natntiiiK-s as purely visual and
emotional experiences.
Kven the titles of the paintings
are useless as clues to their meaning. The titles arc on the pictures
merely as a means of ideiitU'bu
Hon and cannot be used for at.y
deeper  purpose.
The show Is well worth every
student's   time   because   it.   is   Van-
Of Thought
Is Hillel Aim
A program toi stimulate original
thinking " among university students will he presented by the Hillel  Foundation  next,  week.
Ilillel is sponsoring a week Ion:;
series of debates and lectures on
pertinent and  controversial  issues.
The first debate Monday noon
will he be "llesolved that Jewish
Fraternities should he banned
troin the campus." Sneaking for
the affirmative will be Al (iold-
smith. editor of the "Totem" while
lave Anfield. president of the
Inter-Fraternity Council, will take
the negative.
"That Ilillel should work towards the assimilation of Jewish
People." will be discussed hy Danny (ioldsmith, 1st, year law and
Sitnsie Shuher, second year Arts,
Other topics to be discussed
later in the week include: ''The
Reliefs of Christian Science," "He-
solved that Jewish traditional
practice, are no longer applicable
lo   modern   dav   liviir.;."   'The   ia-e
couver's biggest and because it
represents the only new development n art anywhere in the world.
Many of the pictures, although
apparently very casual, took many
mouths of painting and repainting
j and the show is of a very high
standard for this reason alone.
Many   persons  do  not  visit  out
| university art gallery because they
' are of the opinion that art is only
for those who understand it. Thi',
of  course,   is  absolutely   ridiculous.
Ninety percent of the people
who have h timed to enjoy art do
not understand one iota of wha'
I hey enjoy. .\i t is to be enjoyed
not   analyzed.
The art gallery is in the basement of the library for those who
wish to stroll down and have a
look at what these eccentric
people we call artists do wit h
' their time. One does not have <>
spend boms closely examining
every picture.
If you don't like it, move along
to the next. You may find one
among the many usually hanging
there that pleases you. If you do
you have not wasted your time and
you have relaxed.
You may begin enjoying art now.
The gallery is featuring what is
: probably the biggest are show ol
the year and it. lias the privilege
ot saying that the show is making
one Canadian stop only.
The men who painted these pic-
lures were as human as the people
who will look at. them. If the observer keep-, this one thought in
mind while he is looking at the
pictures he will be able to appreciate the artist's viewpoint and
thereby   enjoy   what   he  sees.
This is especially true of flu
ab-irad .-chool and if one is lo
begin  now   is  the  time.
Photographic    Department   of
' the Publication* Board will meet
today In the Totem Office, North
Basement, Brock Hall.
Any person Intereated In becoming a member of the ataff will
be welcomed.
I Word origins have always
I an- obscure fascination for our
frenetic minds. One in particular
stood foremost in our minds as
v/e celebrated the festive season.
The word qjlstletoe has romantic
connotations for us all nowadays,
but this has not always been the
As we lureo people under tho
mlsteltoe, we thought of the origin
of its name and laughed rudely
if Internally. It comes from two
Anglo-Saxon words, MIST for dung
or  droppings  and  TAN  for  twig.
It was thought that mistletoe
grew from little heaps of bird
droppings on the trees, and thus
one of the twentieth century's
most amorous and pleasant customs i'S oonsuminujed under a
sort of aerinl manure pile.
A look at word origins will often
prick the bubbles of modern pretentiousness. The lady with her
lily white bunds and sluggish life
was originally the Anglo Saxon
hlaefdlge or kneader of the bread
before it was baked. Her sole function was too cook for the lord, or
hlaefweard, the loaf-keeper, and
keep him happy in sundry other
This attitude towards women
survived for a long time. In an
early Persian manuscript the husband is told not to chastise his
wife with iron rods, but to use
silken cords which will hurt Just
as much but will not Incapacitate
her for work. The council of Trent
of  A.l>.  400  says—
The husband is bound to chastise his wlte, unless he be a cleric.
In which ca.se he may chastise
her the harder.
When a muscle-bound friend displays his immense strength to you,
you might deflate him a little by
telling him that the word muscle
is derived from the Latin diminutive musculus of mus, a mouse.
Presumably the Romans when
they waved themselves around do
ing   Roman   exercises   thought   of
had ; the bulges wriggling over them v;
.mice running up and down. Perhaps this wll be alarming to girls
with the traditional and customary
fear of mice, so we hasten to assure them tnat the Romans had
vivid imaginations.
*t* ifi *t*
We feel that the English lnngti
ago is very stereotyped as it is used
today, with the same words with
lltte or no variety used again and
again. To enliven our vocabulary,
we have been browsing in Webster's dictionary, a ' wonderful
boon for the lover of the strange
und ^inusual in language.
There appear a number of
strange beasts, which we have put
Far East Expert
To Address U.N.
Well known Far Eastern traveller, Anthony Douglas, will discuss
problems of the Far East at the
regular meeting of the Vancouver
Brunch of the UN Association in
Canada, to be held January 14 !n
Christmas Seal Auditorium, 10th
and Willow at 8 p.m.
Douglus served in the Pacific
War as liaison officer between the'
British and Dutch Medical Corps
and was a war prisoner of the Japanese for three and one-half years.
into a little verse, names connected by appropriate adjectives.
as an intellectual exercise. The
title, suitable enough, means "love
of empty talk or noise,"
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Friday, January 9,1953
The Freshman Ruling -
The M.A.D. Viewpoint
The following recommendations regarding freshmen
and eligibility were passed by the Men's Athletic Council
last night and they will be given to the Student's Council
in hope that the Senate will accept them.—Ed.
Any student attending UBC or One of the Affiliated
 Colleges for the first time, who has not full senior matric
standing. A student who has gone to summer school #and
passed 6 units towards his senior matric will be considered
a freshman. Any student who has attended summer school
and/or a winter session and accumulated 12 units towards
his senior matric will NOT be considered a freshman..
The first team of any sport. The Varsity team.
A. Effective immediately. Transfers from universities or
colleges not affiliated with UBC will be ineligible to
compete on the first teams until they have attended one
winter session at UBC or one summer session at UBC
and taken 6 units during that session.
B. Effective immediately. Transferees must have passed
6 units at summer sohool to be eligible.
No student shall be eligible to play for the first team
unless in the last winter session previously attended, he
8 was granted standing in whole or in part for most of that
session, and after writing any necessary supplementals,
he completed all but at most three units of what is considered a full year's work in the course taken.
C. Students shall only be allowed 4 years of eligibility to
play on a first team in Conference play.
4. At the dates indicated, the sport mentioned must have a
freshman or JV team, and from that date on no freshman
will be eligibile for the Thunderbird team in the sport. The
only exceptions allowed will be students over 22 years of
age, who can obtain special permission from the Athletic
Director and Dean Gage.
To apply in—
1953-54 Basketball.
1954-55 Rugby, Soccer, Crew, Football.
1955-56 Golf,    Tennis,    Grass-hockey,    Cricket,
Track,   Swimming,   Ice-hockey,   Skiing,
Badminton, Fencing, Gymnastics, Boxing,
- Wrestling and Weightlifting.
An extension of time shall be granted to a sport by
MAC, which can show reasonable cause for such extension.
All ineligible players will be allowed to play on the
freshman or JV teams, and coaches should encourage them
to do so.
In case? where a student stops school before completing
his year, he will have to obtain permission from the Registrar, Dean Gage, and the Athletic Director before being ruled
eligible for a first team. In the case of a freshman, and ha
returns, he will once again be considered a freshman.
An athletic counselling service should be set up. Students
endeavouring to compete in more than one sport during the
school year shall have a 60 per cent average and be cleared by
the Athletic Director.
TT *P *
In case of any dispute or special situation arising, MAC
can be asked to render a final decision.
Birds Win Seventh;
Play Seattle Tonite
Five Vancouver Schools
Not Afraid Of Yankets
Fortunately for the good health
of future UBC American football
teams, City high schools have decided to continue American foot*
ball on a five team busts for the
1953 sea.son.
For a while it looked as if the
league would be a thing of the past
when student support of the games
were practically non-existent during 1952.
A sportswrlter on a downtown
newspaper recently conducted a
series of articles which dealt with
the attitudes or school officials and
principles towards maintaining
football on an inter-high school
The general consensus of opinion was that American football In
Vancouver high schools was not
worth the time and trouble It involved unless student support became more evident than In past
Nevertheless coaches In five
schools are Interested enough In
the sport to take full responsibility
for training teams, whether general
student interest was behind them
or not.
It has been the custom in past
years for the University to' enulp
the entire league with pads, boots
and helmets, and since the arrival
of coach Jelly Andersen on the
campus, UBC haa provided every
help possible.
As In previous years, Mr. Andersen will arrange for Physical Ed.
majors to officiate at all the regular Inter-High league games.
McLeod, Bone Star As
UBC Wins Rough Game,
UBC Thunderbirds and Seattle Pacific Falcons provided
a good advertisement for their game tonight when they clashed
in a rough-and-tumble wide open game Thursday noon with
UBC squeezing past the visitors 63-59.
Birds   took   an   early   lead,   let*-
Seattle tie it up at half time, then
came back with a blazing rally lo
take the four-point victory.
Seuttle displayed a good fast
break and a hustling team but
Jack Pomfret's boys were quicker
to capitalize on the breaks and
earned the win, their seventh of
the season.
John McLeod paced the Bird*
to a quick 14-7 lead before the
quick breaking Falcons came back.
Racing down floor for layups the
visitors pulled thead 21-20 at quarter time.'
Oav Dempster and Buzz Hudson
threw In two long ones to start off
the second stanza and Birds were
never behind again.
A basket just before the buzzer
gave  Seattle  a  32-32  standoff at
had a slim 61-58 lead. Ernie \y
haug was fouled and promptly sank
both gift tosses to clinch the game.
John McLeod and Bob Bone
topped the, Birds with 16 and 11 eye as he potted nine In the battle
points. Jim Robeck, a smooth per
DAN ZAHARKO, veteran Thunder-
bird guard, didn't let bis Christmas
rye and turkey disturb his shooting
former, Jim Ciuier and Elmer
Bradley, a big favorite with the
crowd, were best for the Falcons,
The same teams meet again tonight and the Birds wind up a
busy -weekend against Mt. Vernon
Saturday night In the gym.
used Sob Hindmarch, up from the
Jayvees . . . Bobby was a little late
for the game as he was busy showing off his legs enough to win him
the Mardi Oral King title . . . Qav
Dempster looked good despite his
layoff. Seattle Pacific tipped East'
*rn Washington as the team to
beat in the Evergreen tussel
against   Seattle   Paclfc yesterday.
half time but when they oame back | the Paleona say Eastern Is tougher
after   the   breather   UBC   quickly
took charge.
McLeod opened with a field goal
then Bobby Bone took ,over. He
thre.w in four straight one-banders
and the Birds had a 49-40 lead. At
three-quarter time Ppmfret and
his men stretched the lead to 51-it!"
before Seattle could get organized.
The Falcons crept to within six
points and the proceedings began
to get rough. Seattle began to
press downfloor forcing UBC to
resort to floor-length passes. Tho
close checking and sloppy play
took its toll as two Falcons were
sent to the showers and another
assessed a technical for deliberate
With a minute remaining Birds
dard subsidiary, owns about 70
per cent of the reserves, awtl-
niated at a billion barrels.
Twenty-one-ycur leases on
crown lands are auctioned off
without a thought of conservation
and the money Is used for current
provincial expenses. About twenty-live million barrels were produced In ll)50 and almost forty
million in 1951. So much for the
province which supports a social
credit government which does
not practise ''social" credit—but
what of the national picture?
As a federal party Social Credit
hns had little success because
along with an unworkable monetary scheme It incorporates a poll
tlcal philosophy which gradually
assumes a fascist form. In their
own political platforms, parliaments are a fake, the people
should vote one leader (their
leader) who will decide on metis
od.s to give the people food, homes
and peace.
Shakespeare scribed—
There s not a minute
ol our lives
should stretch
without some
Anthony and Cleopatra
A minute's enough to stop at the
familiar red cooler for a Coke. Pleasure?
Certainly... and refreshing, too.
from  Page 2
They are antl-flemltic and have
a connection with British Israel,
whose pamphlets are on sale at
Social Credit conventions. They
use the Bible as a political weapon, a fatal mistake among the
Catholic voters to the extent that
Catholic Bishops denounced Social Credit and refused the use of
church hulls for meetings.
Socjal Creditors have failed
miserably in the federal field and
will continue to be a failure as
long as their creed includes class
consciousness, racial und religious bigotry.
It wcnild be unwise however,
to assume' that Social Credit will
not grow in the West. The movement at the bottom is a western
agrarian revolt against the financial and commercial policies of
the east I.Montreal and Toronto).
"It t.s the fundaemntal feeling of
dissatisfaction with national fiscal policies which have placed
burdens upon agriculture for the
benefit of secondary industry
and it is also the deep agrarian
hatred of high interest rates,
mortgages and debt," says one
These underlying causes are
not removed by disproving the
A plus H theorem. Social Credit
will only he displaced by some
other party which appears equally
concerned to protect the farmers'
George G. Chapman.
2nd Yr. Law.
than Pugei Sound who looked like
top contenders when they were
here before Xmas . . . Falcons'
record is 2 and 7.
UBC—Nyhaug 2, J. McLeod 10,
O. McLeod 4. Bone 11, ttrteon H,
Zaharko 9, Dempster 2, Taylor 4,
Hudson 6, Forward, Seymour, Carter, Hindmarch —63.
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