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The Ubyssey Jan 13, 1954

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Price 5c;
No. 35
Students Split Over Referendum
Some Want Meeting-
Others Choose Vote
plea for minus
Despite its allure, and call
to the Intellectual minded on
campus, the Siwash, UBC's
literary and humour magazine, is still needful of
All interested in wrfting
for the magazine, successful
last year in its first attempt
at revitalization, are asked to
contribute their erticles,
; poems and other literary forms
to the Totem office in the
North Brock or to see Joan
To Quiz
Twenty British Columbia high
schools will receive a questionnaire this week to "ascertain
the need of those wishing to attend University for outside financial aid."
Jim Craig, local National Federation of Canadian- University
Student's Chairman, has sent the
forms to representative high
schools in B.C. as part of the
Federation's National Scholarship campaign.
This is the first of two surveys to be conducted in B.C. by
Craig and his Committee of eleven.
Similar surveys are being conducted throughout the rest of
Canada by local NFCUS committees.
Craig's survey will be circulated solely among grade 12 students.
The mimeographed forms ask
the questions: "Number of students in Grade 12 taking the University Entrance course; number
of students in grade 12; number
wishing to attend University;
Number intending to attend University."
Those who wish to attend university but who find themselves
unable to do so will be asked
what factors ate preventing
their attendance.
Students filling the questionnaire wil be asked their Intelligence Quotient.
Craig plans to incorporate the
results of his surveys into a report or brief for possible presentation to the Provincial Government.
Questionnaires will be completed by January 20.
PHALANX OF FEMALES above are contest ing for Mardi Gras Queen.
Back row, left to right-Cookie Diestal, Delta Phi Epislon; Jeannie Wilson, Alpha Gamma
Delta; Dianne Driscoll, Alpha Delta Phi; Ma rlene Hill, Alpha Omego Phi.
Front row, left to right-Margot Young, Gamma Phi Beta; Pat Trick, Alpha Phi; Jan
Henderson, Delta Gamma. Missing are Maxin e Green, Kappa Alpha Beta; Sandra Sturdy,
Kappa Kappa Gamma. *
Unmentionables,  Fire
To   Covort   Tonight,
UBC's school of journalism,
better known as Ubyssey staffers, are required by Dean
Sypnowich to attend an important meeting Friday noon
in the Publications office.
Anyone interested in becoming a student is urged to attend.
CLU   Asks
Award Hopes
Civil Liberties Union is now
accepting nominations for the j
Garnett Sedgewick Award, pre-j
scnteri annually to the B.C., resi-i
dent who during the past year,
has done most to further civil'
Nominations   for   the   awards'
must be posted before midnight,
January   l7,   in   the   CLU   letter
box  in  the  AMS office.
Letters should contain the
name and address ol the nominee and a full listing of Ihe
activties which qualify Ihe
nominee tor the covelted awaid,
It's Mardi Gras tonight and
tomorrow, and campus party
types donned costumes—ranging
from negligees to fire hydrants—
shed inhibitions, if any, and prepared to spend a rousing night
under a table at the Commodore
in aid of Multiple Sclerosis.
Theme of the two-n^ght bash is
"Mardi Gras in Africa," but
costume, are not limited to that
locale. ' We want as much variety as possible in judging the
costumes," said co-convenor
Gerry  Legge.
Tickets are $3 per person,
but girls are encouraged to buy
their own tickets, on the theory
that one ticket and one bottle
cost  enough  for any  man.
Decorations and chorus line
are as thoroughly African as
tse-tse flies or fertility rites.
The Commodore is decked with
lions, panthers, watusi war
shields, and hidious masks—
"Just like a real jungle," said
decorations convenor Carol Gregory.
The chorus line, under choreo-
USC   Plea
To  Go  To
Undergraduate Society Committee will take their constitution case to the spring general
meeting according to chairman
Jim Killeen.
Last week the Student Court
ruled that USC must remove
from their constitution a clause
which was held to be repugnant
lo the AMS  constitution.
At a special USC meeting last
Monday representatives of some
of the undergraduate societies
stated that they were not yet
prepared to discuss the issue.
This prompted Killeen to say
that he felt some action would
be taken at the spring general
"We want some provision in
our constitution that will enable
us to keep a check on Studeut
Council laxity, should it ever
exist."   asserted   Killeen.
Dalhousie    Asks
Bookie Information
Dalhousie University National Federation of Canadian University Students Committee requested information on UBC's
bookstore in a letle rWednes-
Dalhousie   is conducting  a  national survey on University book
—Photo by Quan
grapher Bev Underhill has been charms in cunning black panther
drilled to Nijihsky-like precision, costumes. The male chorus line
Ten—count em, ten—short girls will   wear   loinclothes   and   a
are clothed in colourful feathers, sheepish   look,
as   few  as  possible,   Eight  tali The doors open at 9 p.m. to-
girls will flaunt their numerous night and  tomorrow, night.
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Brock   Hall   Damage
Repaired - Practically
Exactly eighty days after the worst fire in UBC's history,
Brock Hall is back to normal—except that it has no roof.
The Radio Society, which suffered   severe  water  damage  in
Student opinion is divided on the question how a decision
m the swimming pool proposals should be made: by referendum or by an AMS general meeting.
Student Council has proposed to settle the matter by a
referendum during the AMS elections which would give students the choice of either having a second smaller roofed pool,
with the BEG pool left in its present condition, or of maintaining the present situation, with no smaller pool and no roof on
the BEG pool. *	
Council has not yet decided
whether the referendum would
include a third alternative of
roofing the present pool, which
students voted to do at an AMS
general meeting last spring.
Following are the opinions of
students who were asked which
method they preferred, referendum or a general meeting, to decide the issue.
the blaze, is back in the South
Block basement, with more facilities than ever.
The Engineering department,
where electronic equipment is
repaired, has been enlarged and
a second control room, complete
with turntable and console
panel, has been added. "But,"
commented one official, "we'll
have to wait until the Main
Lounge is restored before we
have any place to broadcast."
Mamooks, who had to share
the band hut with pubsters and
musicians during the reconstruction period, are back in the
rooms next to Radsoc's with 25
per cent more working area
than before.
Peter Van Dyck, the Brock's
genial barber, is also back in
the South Brock basement.
NFCUS, WUSC and Open
House Committee headquarters
are situated upstairs in the men's
Double Committee Room, where
the blaze originated.
On the North side, the Brock
Stage Room, Phrateres Room,
Women's Cloak Room, Alumni
and Alumni Chronicle Offices
are as before. The Mildred Brock
Room will be re-opened next
Construction on the main roof
will begin next week also. Large
supporting pillars, which were
erected al the edge of the lounge
area, have been given time to
settle, and the old oaken floor
ol the lounge, which was exposed to the elements for weeks, has
bren condemned. It will be replaced by a better maple surface by  April.
Officials concerned, to avoid
possible contusion and embarrassment, stressed that the women's lest room is now iu the
basement, and the men's room in
NORTH basement, and the
men's room in the SOUTH base
Pogo,   Tads
Plug Student
The next best thing to having
a date for Saturday night is
having a 1955 Student's Directory. This little gem has every
student's name and phone number in  it.
Pogo told me the other day
that even the small tads in the
Okeefenokee swamps 'way down
in Lou'siana had these handbooks. "They went down fine
with peanut-butter sandwitches,"
he said.
So, it seems the trend is to
get over to the AMS office and
get your copy. For a mere 35c
you can purchase this precious
Free for Frosh.
Donna Culllt, Arts 1: "I think
it should be brought up at a general meeting, so different opinions would have a chance to be
heard. A lot of people don't realize what is going oro and would
welcome a chance to find out,"
John Hall. Arts 2: "If the first
vote was taken at a general assembly, so should the sedond."
Don Mitchell, Arts 4: "Provided all alternatives are presented, I think a referendum is adequate."
Gerry Simpson, Nursing 1: "I
think an AMS general meeting
would bring out all the pros and
cons of the question, whereas a
referendum doesn't give a
chance for a discussion by the
Al Ferguson. Comm. 1: "I
think the students should vote
on the question without a meeting. The Ubyssey should state
the facts plainly and that should
be enough for the students, who
can then go out and vote."
Doug Henderson, Arts 3: "I
oppose dictatorial practices. If
these is to be any change of the
money voted by the students it
should be considered in a general assembly."
Walt Rempel. Law 3: "Why
not have both: a general meeting
to decide the alternatives to go
on the ballot; and then the
referendum where everyone,
including those who don't attend
meetings, have the opportunity
to decide the matter."
Freda Metsergchmidt, Arts 4:
"UBC was lucky to get the pool.
It belongs to all the citizens.
Council is evading tiie original
issue. Somebody should look into the original agreement with
the BEG committee."
Bruce Lockey, Arts 2: "Although an AMS general meeting
may be more democratic, the
outcome may be delayed and
more susceptible to the emotions of a crowd, than a referendum including all alternatives
would be."
'tween classes
Steinberg Talks
On Spinoza
speak on "Spinoza" at'noon today in Hillel house as a part of
Jewish cultural week.
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be sold in the Quad noon today.
There are only a few more to
go so the line forms • at the
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ence will hold a meeting at 12:30
Friday in the club room, Brock
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is again holding Morse code practice sessions every Wednesday
noon in the Clubroom. All members and all others interested
should attend.
* * *
PHRATERES will hold a general meeting Friday noon in
Physics 200. Candidates for next
year's executive will be introduced and speeches will be
* *      *
GOLF CLUB will hold a meeting Friday, Jen. 14 in the Board
Room of Brock Hall to set the
dates of the annual spring 72-
hole team trials. Members of the
team will travel to California
May 2-14.
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will hold a social evening featuring showing of selected films
in the Club Hut L4 at 8:30 oh
Friday, Jan. 14.
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presents a technique feature at-
presents a technicolor feature
attraction, "Annie Get Your
Gun" starring Betty Hutton and
Howard Keel, today at 3:45,
6:00, 8:15, in the auditorium.
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an important general meeting
12:30 Friday, Jan. }4 in Arts
106. It is expected to last no
more than half an hour.
A man and his wife were
arguing. "You never take me
anywhere,"  she   whined.
"Wot the hell," he replied,
"nevrer go anywhere. You
travel around the sun once a
year, don't you?"
Chaplain   Hits  McCarthy
McCarthyism the "movement," not McCarthy the
"man," influences American
polities today, according to
Lt.- Herbert Rosenblum, Jewish army chaplain at Fort
Lewis,  Washington.
Lt. Rosenblum discussed
"McCarthyism and its Recurrence" at a meeting Wednesday noon in Hillel House as
part of the Hillel Culture
week program,
Rosenblum described t h e
evolution of the movement
from the controversial campaigns launched by Senator
McCarthy in 1950 against Ihe
influx of communists in American public life.
"McCarthyism is the symbol
ot insecurity and human weakness 011 a national scale. In
theois.   il.   is   the  desire  oi   un
realistic factions in the country to attain a goal regardless
of the means," he said.
"The McCarthy investigations, although they did not
succeed   in   indicting  a  single
Lt.    H.    Rosenblum
communist did make the
people more aware of their
presence in public life," he
Rosenblum weighed opposite this "positive" value the
mass hysteria directed against
innocent   people who  became
victims of its unwarranted attacks.
He also referred to the actions of political leaders influenced by McCarthy's "bullying tactics," who refused to
. face up to the facts of political
life by advocating measures
not in accordance with democratic ideals.
The fourth lecture in this
special series will be held to
day at noon in the HillH
House, when Dr. M W. Stein
berg speaks on "Spinoza and
Ihe  Jewish  Tradition " Page Two
Thursday, January 13, 1954
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opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial staff of The
t Ubyssey, and not necessarily those of the Alma Mater Society or
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or Alma 1231. Advertising Manager is Geoff Conway.
Managing Editor—Rey Logie Newt Editor Pat Carney
CUP   Editor—JeanWhiteside Sports  Editor—Ken  Lamb
Assoc. News Editor—Rod Smith Executive Editor—Geoff Conway
Desk and Reporters: Marie Stephens, Judy Thormahlen, Brian
Gunns, Sylvia Shorthouse, Rusty MacKenzie, Sandy  Ross.
Sports: Bob Bergen, P#te Worthington, Neil MacDonald, Carol
. . Or  By Crook?
We are genuinely shocked at the lengths to which Student Council seems prepared to go to push through its peculiar swimming pool scheme.
Students voted to roof Empire Pool last spring at a general AMS meeting, after considerable discussion. The discussion was worth the time; they were considering a $100,000
To reconsider the same question, students will be given
D referendum, if Student Council has the last say, despite
the fact that the regular AMS spring general 'meeting is
scheduled for March 17 and a referendum would cost money.
And now it has been suggested that the proposed referendum prdvide students with only two choices; a second pool
with a roof, or no roofed pool at all. There would be no opportunity for students to reaffirm their earlier vote to roof
Umpire Pool.
The utter gall of such a suggestion is amazing. To be sure,
the present Student Council has given earlier hints as to its
authoritarian and undemocratic nature, but nothing like this
has ever been revealed.
It is easy to see why Student Council wishes to present
the question in a referendum rather than at an AMS meeting. With a referendum, the Student Council recommendation
would be ^11-powerful, there being .no chance for opposition
to be voiced, except perhaps from The Ubyssey.
One would think that use of a referendum alone would
provide Council with enough odds in its favour, without it
resorting to loading the referendum itself so that students
are completely blocked from roofing Empire Pool. Does
Council really feel it necessary to use such a flagrantly dishonest tactic?
Students may yet have the sense and initiative to submit the necessary 100 signatures to ensure that the issue
is "considered at' thtf spring general meeting. Meanwhile, we
Ivope—and believe—that Student Council is not so unscrupu- ^
lous as to attempt to present a referendum which would dishonestly thwart any continued student wish to roof Empire
More   Denials
As the LPP, so NFCUS, hastens to deny the imputed association of the two organizations in the past, and to deny
with somewhat less enthusiasm that NFCUS has any poltical
color—if only for the reason that color is not a characteristic
attributed to Canadian politics.
The LPP would be first to deny that it has led NFCUS
as it is first to declare that NFCUS is or has been an ineffectual organization. From the point of view of the most
vocal critics, the Federation has done nothing. This may well
be so if the objectives of NFCUS are what these people want
them to be. Even where the objectives of NFCUS coincide
with .those of the LPP and others holding the same view
as a Student Union, the means of attaining those objectives
-may differ—such is the case at present.
The LPP, and, I believe, the Ubyssey and Toronto's Varsity, conceive a national student union as a fighter for
student rights. NFCUS as it has been, may appear to have
been an indifferent protagonist but I would question the need
of such an organization as their NFCUS would be.
Canadian students are not too concerned about student
rights and perhaps do not know what rights they as students
should lay claim to. I would further question whether, what
are often called student rights, are in fact student rights.
The LPP brief submitted lo the NFCUS National Conference
spoke of the policy of the Canadian Government with respect to industrial development as being a concern of students
and therefore a student right. Tho righi being that of having a government policy that was in the interest of the
NFCUS and the LPP student, clubs agree that student
housing, financial aid and student government autonomy
are desirable objectives and NFCUS can benefit by the cooperation of LPP students—whom we must admit do take a
greater interest in national affairs than do the mass of
But, the participation of LPP students in NFCUS work
is not. essential to Iho life of NFCUS. I would not agree that
the record of NFCUS is poor. Il must he considered first;
what the purpose of the Fodvralion is and secondly under
what conditions NFCUS nmsl operate.
Those conditions, lo mention only three, are: lack of continuity in commillee and executive membership, lack of
finances and limited time.
Whatever NFCUS can he said lo bo, it is characteristically Canadian.
J. Craig, UBC NFCUS Chairman.
My Dog Has
Things must be tough over
in the engineering building.
Last year no day was complete
without at least one Phraterean
losing her chaste treasure at
the hands of some dull bestial
boob in red. Why, those those
Cretans used to ravish right and
Time was when there used
to be no such thing as a
women's jawn in the engineering building. But not this year.
Why, the way things ar£ going
now the little freshdtte can
walk around the campus as
safe as Gerald L. K. Smith at
a McCarthy rally while those
logarithmic Liberaces sit indoors and manipulate nothing
but their sliderules.
And what's happened to
those engineers smokers? The
good burghers of Vancouver in
former years can sit back and
expect regular as clockwork a ■
riot on Broadway approaching
the Deer field massacre of 1844.
What's the matter boys, did
someone pull the teeth out of
your comb?
We've noticed this lack of
spirit ever since last fall when
the EUS president pronounced
that the lily-pond was strictly
for the lilies and by way of
compromise offered a peeled
and varnished wooden bathtub
and a carefully carpeted set of
stocks. We noticed too the
way in which freshettes were
locked in tbe stocks; it was as
about as rowdy as a Youth For
Christ rally on Thursday night.
We've even grown used to
callow youths in caromine timidly bumbling, into our office,
enquiring about 'tween class
notices in hushed tones, or
'*' even (we swear it!) asking to
work for us. Naturally, we let
them empty the ash trays and
polish FotheriRgham's bust.
The Engineer was once
known as a hard drinker. Vancouver Breweries stockholders
could always count on the Red-
shirts unflagging support to
keep the dividends rolling in.
But now! Why just the other
day, we heard of one of their
fine old conservative stockholders selling his shooting box
in Matsqui and registering for
a night-school course in col- .
lecting and mounting Drew-
Around this time last year,
when an engineer came to see
he brought half the faculty
with him, and never left without a door, typewriter, a telephone, or an editor.
But we guess those days are
gone forever and the reason is
simple: the spirit of Joe Blotz
is buried in a pansie pot. Without Gordie Mack to tell them
what to do, the boys need a
chain and transit to find the
men's room. After all, take
off an engineer's red sweater
and whal have you got? Oscar
Wilde without his lily, that's
The plain truth is, the 1955
model engineer couldn't disrupt a ladies' aid picnic with
a parful of ants. Last year,
Len Norris' monster, Philbcrt
Phelps was made an honorary
member of the EUS. This year
we hear they're angling for
little  Lord Fauntleroy,
Tis sad lo say, but it looks
as though the hairy chested engineer had been replaced by
a callow youth with torso toupee (this is really obscure-
three pig bristles mounted
within a field of peach down).
The whole damn faculty is as
impoverished in spirit as newly
weds without a cot to kiss in.
The beer guzzling, the rioting, the pillaging and the kidnapping seem to be tilings of
the past. This year, Lady God-
iva rides through the Engineering building in a turtle-
necked  sweater  and  jodhpurs.
H.I.P.,   fellows.
Role of Students In
New India Outlined
(The following article is the
first of a series that will appear
weekly in The Ubyssey. In an
attempt to bring the students to
a greater appreciation of the
uim to which one dollar of
their AMS feet are put, the
World University Service hu
aiked its exchange students to
give their Impressions of student activities and national life
ln their native country.
This first article, discussing
the role of students In the "New
India" was wriien by Kasteure
L. Chopra, a WUS exchange
student from Delhi, who is new
doing low temperature research work for a Doctor of
Philosophy degree in Physics
at UBC. Corinne Robertshaw
was the UBC student who went
to India in exchange and she is
now jHudying for her Master of
Arts Degree in Indian history
at Kasiuri's former university,
the University of Delhi).
In India, as in other countries, education is primarily
meant to train individuals, to
place obligations above rights
and help the growth of creative
faculties and critical appreciation. For many reasons, the
activities of Indian students,
unlike those of North American! students, have been in the
In universities, improvements of standard and developments for post-graduate and research work are aimed at restoring to India her ancient
coveted title of 'Home of Learning.' Indian students, although
busy at home, are equally alive
to work with national and international student organizations of other countries. The
stimulus of mutual assistance,
especially from World Univer-
(Brilliant humorous Artiele
by Ramon Arguelles and Bill
Phillips.) x
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One Englishman  is  a gentle*
Two Englishmen are a social
Three Englishmen are a colony;
sity Service, has resulted in the
opening of University Health
Centres in India which have
proved to be of great value in
solving the long felt problem
of poor health of students. The
committments of student bodies
with their counterparts in other
countries goes a long way in
bridging the gulf of misunderstanding between India and
other nations.
It is quite premature to predict the role to be played by
students in India in the future,
but since it is obvious that the
building of the New India,
founded on principles entirely
different from those existing
in other parts of the world,
shall require her enthusiastic
sons to play a difficult role to
maintain its grandeur and modify it as the environment
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own handwriting to Executive
ately related with the social,
economic and political situation prevalent in India. This
direct relation is a manifestation of the fact that students of
a country perform a rdle as
builders of a nation.
One of the late political leaders of India used to say to students, "Education can wait but
freedom cannot." Students took
an active part in non-violent
liberation movements against
foreign rule and their heroic struggles were crowned
with success. The nature of the
students' movement was a dynamic one but after Independence the role had to be changed.
Now "Mother.India" as the
"Republic of India" is ln labor.
She is yet young and is stooped under the weight of a population of 350 million. Most of
the problems are to be tackled
more or less on a national basis. The students, who form a
big proportion of the nation,
are expected to play a significant role.
In fact, students are utilized
as an agency to arouse and harness the zeal and inspiration of
huge masses, by carrying out
movements like 'Manual Labor
' week,' 'Sanitation week,' 'Mutual Help week,' and 'Tree Plantation week.'
It will not be out of place
here to mention some of India's problems, the solution of
which, in co-operation with the
government and the res* of the
population, proportionate participation of students is deemed
vital. The solution to these
problems are envisaged in the
"Five Year Plan" series. Progress of a democratic country
depends on the growth of a
spirit of co-operation and disciplined citizenship and the degree to which It is possible to
evoke public enthusiasm and
build up local leadership.
Since most of the people of
India live in villages, thc villages have to be the nucleus
of development. Manual work,
social, vocational and technical
education are especially emphasized. Thc spirit of self-help
and co-operation in student
communities is to be used for
reconstruction of local communities. Students are the medium for extending social education in the neighbourhood,
for propagating hygienic principles, and civic laws, among
the illiterate masses. In helping
villagers in manual labor, in
community projects, natural
extension schemes and in the
remodelling of villages, students set illuminating examples
of the dignity of labor and of
the principle of mutual help.
Students are encouraged to
support the anti-illiteracy drive
among young and old in order j
to shed away the dark clouds
ol ignorance which marked 801
per cent of Ihe Indians before
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One Russian  is a peasant;
Two Russians are a bomb plot;
Three Russians are a collective
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One Austrian is a waltz composer;
Two Austrians
Vice-President, 596 West Georgia Street, Vancouver 2, B.C.
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Phone BA'. 4374 after 6 p.m.
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Three Austrians... There's no work a specialty with us, also
such thing—one is always University  typing of all kinds.
a Czech.
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One Italian  is a drunkard;
Two Italians are an argument;
Three Italians are an opera.
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One  Spaniard   is  a  would-be
Two Spaniards are a deafening
Three   Spaniards   are   a   civil
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One  American  is  a  tourist;
Two   Americans   are   a   trust
Competent work, campu3 rates.
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the campus.
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Electric typewriter. Carbon
paper and ribbons generously
used. Accurate work. Mrs. F. M.
ow, 4456 West 10th, Al. 3682.
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Lost Monday, Jan. 10 on Cam-
pifs. AMS card No. 8514521.
Finder   phone   Tom,   CE.   0255
Three Americans are a world Reward.
series. *      *      *
* * * LOST—An Omega watch. Left
One Chinese is a coolie; in a French examination on the
Two Chinese are 24 potential 16th  December.    A  substantial
Chinese; reward. (Pawnbrokers' prices) is
Three   Chinese—at   least   one offered.    Please   contact   Dave
emigrant. Green, CE. 7925,
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One U.B.C. woman *s a U.B.C.   ~~~
Two U.B.C. women are U.B.C.
Three  UB.C.» women  are  the
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•Two Canadian are two modified Englishmen;
Three   Canadians   are   a   pic-
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Page Three
Student Reaction
Differs Over Frat
Reaction of students to the new freshman fraternity, Phi
Kappa Sigma, and its admittance to IFC, vary from complete
"^ignorance to indignant protest.
Twelve   out   of   20   students
National Federation of Canadian University Students is again
offering scholarships for study
in one of twelve other Canadian
Scholarships, which pay tuition fees on the condition a student return to UBC for his fourth
year, are available only to third
year students,
Application forms, available
in the Registrar's office or in the
NFCUS office in Brock Hall, are
due February IS.
Further information about
these scholarships, which provide opportunity to meet other
groups in other parts of the
country without forfeiting stu-
rfin^rATlOn     queried as to the fraternity in a
1   ^^MWlwllWM     ubyssey poll Wednesday  knew
nothing of the subject. Two were
informed on the issue and in
favor of it. The other six strong
ly opposed the idea of a new
fraternity, non-discriminatory or
Jerome Angel, commerce 4
said Phi Kappa Sigma should be
admitted to IFC . provided the
fraternity is strong enough to
meet IFC standards.
The new fraternity, which
claims to be non-discriminatory,
was termed' 'contradictory"
by Bert Lukie, agriculture 2,
who says all fraternities are so
cially discriminatory
Another student, who literally
ran off when asked to give his
name, said "It is a good thing in
itself, probably with good db
Jectives, but will likely degen
erate into a clique like the rest."
"It's okay for freshmen," was
the comment of Ron Marra,
Arts 2.
Arts student Michael McLean
Ames termed the new fraternity,
"Just another evil."
Gloria Cranmer, Arts 3, call
ed the fraternity a "waste  of
dies, can be obtained at NFCUS'time," while Don Pepper said it
office.         was "good for mixed-up frosh."
TORONfO (CUP)-Canadian university CCF Clubs
pledged their full support to the present NFCUS scholarship campaign at their annual national convention in Toronto, December 30. They felt that the campaign calling for
long overdue improvements in the position of Canadian
students to be too important an issue for political differences. '
A resolution noting that "18 year old Canadians
are generally as politically minded as 21 yr. old Canadians"
asked that "18 year olds be eligible to vote in all federal
Red Paints,
Brushes Off
A vivid picture of Russian
reconstruction was painted for
UBC students Tuesday afternoon
by Tom McEwen who recently
from a conducted tour of the
Soviet  Union.
The editor of the Pacific Tribune, who had previously visited Russia in ,1930 and 1938, recounted for a capacity audience
the hardships wrought by Nazi
armies and then described the
"almost unbelievable building
boom now taking place."
McEwen's bright portrait
prompted one student to accuse
him at what he saw through
rose-coloured   glasses.
"I wear glasses," replied McEwen, "but they're not rose-
"The first view a visitor gets
of the Soviet Union," said McEwen, "is the gigantic building
cranes hovering over new large
McEwen concluded by pointing out that a "country that
is spending so much of its energy on peaceful construction, that
has great plans for future development, has nothing to gain
from war." "The large military
expenses necessary under the
cold waf are a hinderance to
the Soviet economy," he said.
Small   Audience   Hears   'Dan
Juan   In   Hell'-But  Likes  It
Four Vancouver stage and
radio personalities brought a
touch of humor and cynicism
to.a small UBC audience Wednesday noon when they presented a reading of George
Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in
In the sixth presentation of
the Special Events Committee's Showcase series, Doug
Raskins, June Bohrson, Stan
Jones and John Emerson gave
a colorful interpretation to the
excerpt from Shaw's epic satire "Man and Superman."
The woes of life on earth
and a contrast between the
comforts of hell and the "angelic boredom" of heaven
were poured forth by the discontented and cynical Don
Juan (Doug Haskins) who
found himself unjustly in the
devil's domain.
Defender of earthly virtues,
Donna Anna, (June Bohrson)
who also finds herself unhappily among the damned, defies the exortatlons of Don
Juan and the devil (Stan
Jones) to renounce earth's
"seven   deadly  virtues".  On
first finding herself in hell,
she sadly exclaimed, "And I
might have been so much
wickeder!" %
Father of Donna Anna, the
statue from heaven, read by
John Emerson, rids himself of
heaven's boredom where
"there is nothing to do but
amuse yourself," by contentedly entering hell to the triumph
of the devil. "Heavenly hosts
are a sheer minority," he exclaims.
Shaw expresses his concepts
of life on this "priest-ridden"
earth through the intellectual
and sentimental devil who left
heaven of his own will to organize "the bottomless pit.''
The discussion of the four
immortals centers around the
philosophers of Don Juan who
finds fault with earthly institutions including marriage,
where "man is woman's prey
in breeding of the human
Don Juan leaves hell for
heaven where he hopes to find
reality. "To be in hell is to
drift, to be in heaven is to
steer," he concludes.
The reading was colorfully
staged with a minimum of
stage movement. The readers
occasionally failed to pause for
laughter and at times the statute John Emerson was not
Special   Events   and   Fine
Arts Committees were given
little student support on the
presentation, resulting in a loss '
of $30.
Plea   Issued   For*
Infernal   Aid
A call for stagehands has been
issued by Joy Coghill, director
of the English Department's production, '"the Infernal Machine."
Anyone interested in helping
behind the scenes is asked to
attend the first rehearsal in the
Auditorium on Sunday at 1:30
Annual production of ellptlcal
occulivated eucaliptus leaves in
the upper Dinjln valley ia reputed, by latest U.N. sources,
to have no relation whatsoever
to fraternity sorority exchange
As a student, (or lecturer at UBC) you cannot afford to
take any chances. A car owner takes risks every day of the
year. Risks that a student or lecturer cannot afford. A minor
accident may mean enough of a financial set back to result
in the loss of the necessary finance to complete Varsity, or
force the lecturer to go on relief.
Let the Dominion Automobile Association take these
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loss of limb, $30.00 a week disability (up to 26 weeks) pay
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\   * Page Four
Thursday, January 13, 1954
Columns    Unlimited
Femmes,   Fury
And   Football
The women's side of the current football scandal is just crylnp
to be heard. From all sides these girls are being attacked even to
the country-wide publicity they have received. Criticism flies at
their coaches for permitting such a game for ladies. Word goes
that dire physical results will follow.
"It's outrageous," say they, "to put these plucky things through
all that grind just to create a sensation," and a sensation it's sure
to be. "Nothing but a farce" says another of these distraught
sportswriters who have taken the whole matter terribly seriously.
Well, from our side of the fence, these attitudes are looking
quite extreme and slightly ridiculous. Thanks, fellas, for all the
concern about our health and welfare, and also for your wonderful
publicity, but that's all I'll thank you for.
Do you men really think that girls would throw themselves to
the ravages of injuries, health, and such, without taking into
consideration the dangers of t he game, and how to modify these?
Do you think that our coaches have put us up to this, and that
.we are wiling to sacrifice ourselves just to disprove male superiority?
Have you not thought that perhaps we wanted to play, not
for any of the many reasons given, but simply because we want
to? Is your male ego hurt, and if so, do you mend it by attacking
sportsminded girls who are using their energies as best they can,
to raise money for a good and worthy cause?
The girls are taking these slams like troupers. At the embryo
stage of the game, there was no conception of the widespread
notoriety that was to prevail, and little was thought of preparing
barbed replies for prejudiced critics.
Since then, I have not heard one girl say that anyone was
totally wrong in his remarks, which in some cases have become
rather personal, but all feel that the initial spirit is being dampened
by antagonistic persons who have made it their duty to present
the worst possibilities imaginable.
And this game is not being played, primarily or even lastly,
to shake down those lofty masculine egos. We know we'll never
play as you do, for our backgrounds and other factors do not
permit such ability. We know we will be laughed at, and pointed
out as young suffragettes, trying to develop muscle and brawn to
prove a point, which is no point at all in the minds of most
But, speaking personally, after watching numerous football
games with wonder and admiration, I've always yearned to try
to throw a pass, or to operate the complex teamwork into a winning touchdown. "It's the only game I've ever really enjoyed
playing," said one of the aspiring tackles, and she shares he enthusiasm with all the competitors in the match.
That's all there is to it, boys. Watching you, we all wanted*to
play it too, so give us our chance on January 20.
Don't worry, we'll soon go undeground again, and leave the
limelight to you!
Even   More   Unlimited
Once Upon a Time
There Were Boxers
ED. NOTE: While Miss Gregory replies io an attack on the
feminine football players; Mr. Worthingion, who was on the
campus at the end of ihe war, and who has returned after
various global wanderings to Korea and waypoints, presents
his views on the manly art of self-defence. Those awakened
by Pete's comment will be received with open arms by boxing
coach Don Coryell. But be careful, Don may grab you for his
up and coming Blunderbirds rugger team.
One sport at UBC which has, like the Arabs, curled up its
toes and died is boxing. No real enthusiasts visible on the campus
Boxing has always been viewed in a vaguely suspicious light
at Varsity. Rather like the looks parents give their unwed young
daughter who returns from working in the east complete with a
"little visitor" (babby), and an organized set of "pink" Quebec-
i2ed political theories.
Both are alleged to have sprung from young daughter's erstwhile "free-thinking" room-mate in Montreal, (west of Halifax).
Well, fisticuffs have always been regarded by the Phys. Ed. dept.
with veiled fears and risque doubts. Nothing one can place a
finger on, but definitly there, like a schizophrenic's hallucination.
Several years ago boxing, comparitively at least, flourished at
Varsity. In the late '40's, with few facilities except the centre
room of the stadium, shared with footballers, weightlifters, ras>-
slers, "chink" players, and Johnny Owens, there were always
several "keenish" embryo-pugilists about.
1947-48 found a record of 16 or more "collitch fellers" entered
in the Golden Gloves. They set no acheivement records, but were
"hits" ith the amateur crowd downtown. Names like Don Codville, ("Golden Boy" of the '49 tournament), and his scrappy
brothers Dave and Bruce, captured the fancy of Vancouver's
fistiana followers. Heavyweights Phil Olson and Phil Anderson
fought to Glove finals on numerous occasions. Light-heavies Jack
Herwynan, Bill Bryant, Johnny McDiarmid and such, rated with
any anywhere.
Even the notorious football-prone injury Star," Dimitri Goule-
beff, ventured into Intramural competition one year. In his
heavyweight bout he shook hands with one John Pavelich. He remembered shaking hands; he THINKS lie does anyway.
Now Varsity boxing is dead, or, excluding the annual intra-
murals, so nearly dead that euphanasia might be in order. There
are several KNOWN, quite capable "figlitahs" at school, but, with
no encouragment, I hoy hibernate in the "caf," the library, and
other infamous institutions. Art Burgess, perennial Vancouver
Island Light and Welter champion, and GG finalist, is an available freshy.
Cesar 'El Tom" Volviiuulos is considering a whirl at the professional end of the sport. El Senor is from Mexico, and hopes to
manoeuvre the co-eds of B.C. into fan clubs lo sigh "Ole!" when
he is knocked down.
Others too, like Tlumderbird Gary Williams possess polenlia
ilies to en-fame UBC in Ihe M[tiarcd circle—a more notable I'ea
than   is generally  believed.
In the Memorial gym there is a space on the bulletin boa re
headed: "Boxing;" it is blank. There is a pigeon-hole in Ihe office
labelled: "Boxing:" it is unused. A punching bag and a ring are
erected in the 'boxing." and wrestling room; Ihey are gathering
dust. Next spring Ihe boxing inlei nmrals will be held in tbe gym:
it will be empty.
Little Chance For History
Repeat With Harlem
Cumberland Only One
Left of Beaten Trotters
Nine years ago, plus one week, the immortal Harlem Globetrotters trotted on to the floor of what is now the women's gym,
to meet the UBC Thunderbirds.
And nine years ago, plus the
MAN WITH an abundance of basketballs is Harlem star
centre Bob Hall, who despite his short (6'lVa") stature,
is one of the leading rabbits in Abe Saperstein's silk hat.
Tickets on sale at Gym, $1.
same week, those Trotters, named in press releases as the finest
in years, fell before thc Pat Mc-
Gcer-led bird 42-38.
Nostalgia. Of those two great
teams only one from each squad
is left to the playing basketball
world. McGeer,  after a lengthy
In  Final  Quarter
Gerry Kenyon's basketball
Braves  played  their new  style
■ of controlled basketball Tuesr
day night against Kivans and
for   three   periods    it   worked
George Barnes of the golf club has called for all golfers
who intend to try for the four-man Evergreen Conference
team to come to a meeting Wedneday, January 18 in the
Board room at the Brock.
Purpose of the meeting is too set dates for playoffs for
the team, which has been conference champions for the
last six years,
Playoffs will be early, so as not to interfere with
Worm  Turns,   Wins
A Very  Bitter  Bite
Definitely still below pro-Christmas form, the UBC Jayvees were only able to play one good quarter of basketball
Tuesday night when they bowed to a red-hot New Westminster
Adanacs 73 to 54.
Braves controlled the floor
for thirty minutes and held a
17-15 half-time lead.
But somewhere in tha final
period the control went" wrong,
Kivans broke through  and ran
Jayvees defeated Adanacs 59-
56 Saturday.
Jayvees started slow and
were down 18 to 12 at the end
of the first quarter. The Royal
City crew continued to pour it
on in the second, reeling up a
36-24 half-time lead. Jack Lewko
was Adanac's big gun as he
scored 16 of his 20 points in the
first half.
Jayvees didn't start to roll
until the last ten minutes of the
game, with Dave Schilling and
Barry Drummond leading the
attack. High-point man for the
junior birds was Drummond,
who potted 16 points for the
evening. Big Mike Fraser vvirs
•iecond with 9.
Jayvees free-throw shooting,
or lack of it, caused them to fall
behind early in thc game. They
only sank 6 for 20, while dropping 15 out of 38 field goals.
The thirty per cent foul shooting really was harmful, as
Adanacs were recovering rebounds quite adequately.
Twenty-two fouls were called
on the Jayvees as the referees
were keeping,the game well underhand.
Starting line-up of Barry
Drummond,     Frank    Tarling,
Mike Fraser, Ted Saunders, and
Gordon Gimple were responsible
for 3L of the junior Birds' 54
points. Big Ted Saunders suffered a leg cramp in the second
half and had to retire from the
game. He is expected to be back
in the lineup against the Pits,
Thursday night.
Tole 14, Catherall 13, Ramsay
8, Purvis 4, McComb 2, Jobb
10. Lewko 20, Rilkoff 2.
JAYVEES (54) — Drummond
18, Saunders, Schilling 6, Holt 2,
Kosich 2, Fraser 9, Tarling 2.
Gimple 4, Gustin 8,  Gunning 2.
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up a final score of 43-35.
Braves shootnig average was
down to a low 18 per cent. It
seems to have been a bad week
all round for the hoop men's
shooting eyes.
Even prolific Ron Johnston
picked up only 11 points in the
low  scoring game.
Braves, who in their last league games (they nipped a tough
Lord Byng High squad 22-20
Saturday night) seemed to have
been beaten by the second best
team, will face the Canadian
champion Marpole team Friday
in a prelim at the gym.
They meet the Marpole club
again Tuesday.
absence in  the East, is playing
lor the Clover-Leafs.
It was he who scored 14 points
before    the   jammed   Thursday
noon audience and led the Birds
o an  unbelievable victory.
The other remaining figure
is -Roscoe "Duke" Cumberland.
Nine years ago, when he led his
team with 12 points, they called
him a veteran.
What can they call him Tuesday and  Wednesday nights?
Duke is the only one left of
that surprised crew of yesteryear. Their big man now is a
centre, only 6'1V_", called Bob
Hall, who does things with the
ball Houdini never thought of,
let alone did.
But then Houdini wain't famed as a hoop star. The Duke and
Hall are only two of the great
eight-man team that Will be
holding down atar billing next
Students are advised to got
tickets early, u a tell-out
looks likely by the weekend.
They're telling ln the gym.
Slightly outshone by the glitter of the Globetrotters, but
nearly as benefitted with talent
will be the Boston Whirlwind!,
appearing as easier fare on the
twin bill.
These , concentric typhoons
play ball with the Birds Tuesday in the 7:30 prelim. Harlem
and Eilers do the honours in the
9 o'clock nightcap.
Wednesday the opponents are
reversed, with the Birds meeting
the Trotters in the final.
But the Birds play in a tougher league now than they did
nine years ago and their record
is  hardly   comparable.
And there is no real way to
compare the teams nine years
apart. Nevertheless the chances
of history repeating are slim
Trotters are better now than
then. But there will still be
some great ball games next
Harlem also brings along half-
time entertainment. They have
a juggler, a tight-rope man, and
some ping-pong sharps.
Get your tickets early.
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