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The Ubyssey Feb 27, 1951

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 The Ubyssey
NO. 53
New glass backboards' will be up in the gym Saturday
when two commercial teams, Eilers and Clover Leafs, take
over for a night game. Backboards are now made of glass
so that the View of spectators immediately behind them will
ftot be hindered. They are also required by the Evergreen
Conference rules.
Next week high-school teams from all over the province
will play a tournament on the courts of the new gym.
Building Program
Viewed By Ubyssey
(This In the first in a series oi three articles by Ubyssey
MMor John N.apier.Hemy on UBC's post-war building pro-
gr»m, The first article deals with the financial difficulties
involved In construction work. The second and third articles
Will be appraisals of buildings already completed under the
frToftatn it well as buildings still under construction).
If Canada rearms UBC's post-war building program
Will be halted. For the 'past thirty years the university's
building plans have suffered from periods of war and
economic depression. Students have been forced to work
iii crimped quarters and without adequate scientific equipment. Now, for the first time funds are available to provide
facilities Ffdequate for a university of 6,000. If another war
striken the plans must again, be shelved.
Since the war the government has allocated millions
tp the post-war program. Several huge new buildings have
been erected and more are in various stages of construction.
University authorities estimate that it will require expenditures of i million and a half dollars a year over the next
five years before minimum requirements for an enrollment
of 6,000 are reached.
At present many faculties are still housed in inefficient,
ugly., war-time huts. The valuable law library has been
(jimiged by several minor fires because there is no space
K,r the volumes other than the highly inflamable wooden
•pecks. The faculties of Medicine and Commerce have no
buildings of their own. Male students resident on the campus ire still housed in the temporary barracks at Fort and
Acadia camps. Professors are forced to work in tiny, cramped offices.
Faced by rising costs of material and labor the tiniveT- 1
•ity has had to cut the original plans in the case of every
building. The new Biology Building has been finished
with three wings instead of the projected four, with two
floors instead of three. The Physics Building was completed
in 1947 at a cost of 43c per cubic foot. New buildings will cost
$1.00 per cubic foot. The cost of providing each new buildings With light, heat, insurance, janitors and services ranges
from $25,000 to $30,000 yearly. This means that less money
will be available for teaching and research.
One of the key men in the post war program is Dr.
G. M. Shrum, head of the UBC Grounds and Buildings
Committee. A tall, powerfully built man with a knack for
getting things done, he has been largely responsible for
focussing public attention on the university's needs.
"In every building the key-note has been on economy,"
he said. "Modern, functional architecture has been applied.
Ille and concrete finishing has been used where the cost of
conventional finishing has been too expensive. Factory
type windows have replaced other types. At the same time
We believe in making the buildings as attractive as possible.
It is also important that we should plan on a long term
basis. We should not put up buildings in terms of their
listing only thirty years, as they may well have to last fifty
(To be continued in Thursday's Ubyssey)
Lett May Replace
Chancellor Hamber
; First president of the UBC student council—Sherwood Lett
will-be returning to the campus soon if present expectations
arfe realized. This time in a new capacity—as chancellor, succeeding Erie W. Hamber, retiring chancellor.
—tr " '*'   Nominated   Friday  for  the  unl-
I DP  \ArrAtarV verslty's   highest   position   hy   th"
Pelted at U off S
barrage of sub-standard eggs,
splashy tomatoes, orange peeling,
pennies and paper, preceded by
stamping, greeted Stanley It. Ryerson, national secretary of the I.PI"
when a large body of students recently gathered at U of Saskatchewan to see him.
Korea was marked by Mr. Ryer-
Hon as the source of present world
tension and danger of a third world
war. He questioned, "How can the
policies of the Soviet Union be directed to the military occupation
of the world, when the Western
countries are spending five billion
dollars on war budnet* and weir
IFC Chief
Paul Harris was elected
president of the Interfraternity
Council at their regular meeting Monday noon. Harris beat
out Dave Anfield and Dick
Carson after a closely contested
. Also elected were Dick Carson,
vice-president and Hugh Fitspftt-
rick, secretary,
Harris ls a member of Phi Oamma Delta, Carson a Delta Upsilon, and Fitzpatrlck a Delta Kip-
pa Upsilon.
Nominations for the position of
treasure*!' are being held open for
another week, outgoing president
Al Goldsmith announced today.
The new executive takes over
March 1st and will be faced with
the problems of revising the rushing rules and organizing co-operative buying for fraternity houses.
EUS Complimented
For Good Manners
Engineer's Undergraduate Society received compliments from
}he Commodore Cabaret Monday,
when they received a letter front
Nick  Kogos,  cabaret manager.
Annual engineer's ball, this
year entitled "Oodlva's Gallop" was
held lust week at the popular
downtown night spot.
Engineering classes had exhibits on display, and Dawson Club
came first In annual competition.
Following is  the letter sent  to
the BUS.
The Engineering Undergraduate
c-o The Alma Mater Society,
University of British Columbia,,
Vancouver, B.C.
Dear Sirs:
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for yom
business with us on the occasion
of the Engineer's Ball, held here
on February 21 and 22.
It Is the feeling of the entire
staff here that this dance was the
finest Engineer's dance held here
to date and was one of the most
orderly and best organized functions ever conducted by a university group.
We sincerely hope that we will
have the  pleasure of  dolus  business with the Engineers again.
Yours very truly,
Nick Kogos, owner,
Commodore Cabaret Ltd.
Cure Of 'Disease'
Sought For Pub
'Tw-atn Clouts
Film Society
'Maytime' Show
Filmsoc presents "Maytime,"
starring Jeanette Macdonald
and Nelson Eddy, for the second to last day today. Showings
will be in the Auditorium at
3:45, 6:00 and 8:15 p.m.
9p wp ep
ropcan > Service of British United'
Press will address a joint meeting
of U.N. Club and Newman Club
at 12:30 p.m. today in Arts 100. His
topic will be "World In Two."
¥      H>      *
JAZZ 80CIETY meets today at
12:30 p.m. In hut behind the Brock.
Tickets to Pat Doyle will be distributed. This meeting is for members only.
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presents Prof. O. C. Andrew speaking on "India In The Commonwealth" In Eng, 202 at 12:30 p.m.
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FULL REHEARSAL of tlm Symphony  Orchestra  will  be  held  at
6 p.m. Wednesday In Brock Lounge,
*       *       #
WAA on Thursday In the
Auditorium at 12:30 p.m. to elect
new members for WUS executive
of next year.
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VOC MASQUERADE will be hel I
In Brock Hall on Friday
at 8:00 p.m. Dancing until 1 p.m.
All members get ln touch with
their draw partners as soon us
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ALL MEMBERS of the Liberal
Caucus meet In stage room, Hrock
Hall, at 0:30 p.m. tonight before
Mock Parliament begins.
9p Op •rp
CLU BU4.L 8ES8I0N will be held
this Thursday ln Arts 106 at 12:30
Council Rejects EUS Proposal;
Committee Empowered to Advise
A committee to "cure the disease" the Student Publication
Board is now suffering from was authorized by Student Council
Monday night.
The action was taken following demand by Engineers'
Undergraduate Society spokesmen for a committee which would
in effect have wrested control of the Publications Board from
Student Council.
This EUS proposal was voted down as unconstitutional.
Council substituted a motion em-<&-  '—;	
powering a 10-man committee to
Sedgewick Award
Nominations Open
Nominations are now open for
the recipient of the Garnett Sedge-
wick Award for 1&50.
The award ls presented annually by campus branch of Canadian
Civil Liberties Union to the person considered to have done most
work for civil liberties In B.C.
during the preceding year.
This is tbe third year of presen
tatlon. In past years the honour hat
gone to downtown columnist Jack
Scott and to Dr. A. E. Cooke.
Nominations, containing name
of candidate and reasons for his
selection, should be submitted to
any member of the CLU executive.
Investigate all phases of Publications Board activities and "recommend, If necessary, dismissal, replacement or resignation" of Pub
The committee may also recommend change* In the Publications
Board constitution or its suspension In entirety.
The EUS charges were contained In a lengthy brief outlining examples of alleged irresonslbllity
on the part of student newspaper
staffs during the past four years. It
was presented by Bill Haggert.
The "disease" as described by
Haggert Included irresponsibility
feeding on Itself for a number of
The committee put forward hy
EUS was designed to "cure" the
Pub of Its "disease."
Haggert claimed no personalities
were being attacked.
The investigating committee proposed In the EUS brief would have
had power to dismiss any Publications Board members lt saw fit.
make any changes It desired; In the
Pub constitution and woul* have
been solely responsible fori AMS
contracts with Standard Pulblsh-
Ing Co., printers of the Ubyssey.
Only Student Council could have
revoked any action taken by the
committee, which would have had
three Engineers included In its
"You have to have teeth in an
Investigation of this kind, Haggert told Council. "There have been
similar investigations In the past
which have never accomplished
anything because they have had
no power." v
The last major investigation of
Publications Board activities was
conducted by Undergraduate Societies Committee In the spring
term of 1M8 when Don Ferguson
was   editor-ln-chlef.
The Pub was completely exonerated of all charges brought against
It at that time.
The present committee was instructed to make a final report
"with  all  possible  expedition."
Its members will Include Editor-
in-Chief Ray Frost: Editorial
Writer Hal Tennant; .Junior Member Ivan Feltham; new LSE president-elect John De Wolfe; USC
commerce rep Murray Martindale;
Haggert, Duguid, Law Student and
honorary EUS member Don Moir'
USC President-elect Bill Neen; and
USC Aggie rep Norm Hanson.
UBC Alumni Association the prominent Vancouver lawyer and dlstin
guished veteran of both world wars
will undoubtedly succeed to the
chancellorship when term of
Eric W. Hamber expires this
Elections for Llie new Chancellor will not be held till March 15,
but the practice has been to nominate only one candidate for the
position therefore the election of
ex-graduate Lett seems certain.
The nomination cups a long period   of   service   to   UBC.   Besides
heading   the  first,   student   council
on the campus, Brig. Lett has served   for  a   long  time  on   the  UBC !
Senate,   and   bus   held   the   presi- j
dency   of   the   Alumni   Association!
I'or  three  terms.
Radsoc Brings Back Cullen
At Special Show Friday
Inspired by last year's successful presentation of the "Madcap
Disc Jockey," Radsoc announces
to the campus at large that Friday, March 2, Is Jack Cullen Day.
At 12:30 on that date, the burb-
lings of Western Canada's favorite disc jockey will be Inescapable to inhabitants of Hrock Hall.
Radsoc: officials say his show will
lie broadcast "all ovei* Brock Hall
—from dining room to the AMS
Cullen's /.any antics on bis. nightly show over CKNW, the Owl
Prowl,  arc  familiar  Lu  most   1-llC
. . . coining
students. Ills Friday program here
will be tape-recorded I'or robroad-
cast over the Owl  Prowl  later.
No newcomer to the campus,
Cullen has recorded his show for
the amusement of varsity students
at Open House and Homecoming
celebrations In the past.
Cullen's performance last year
was unexpectedly interrupted by
the arrival of singer Mel Tonne,
who interviewed a flustered Cullen
to the delight of students.
The event will probably not be
duplicated this year—but with
Cullen,   anything's   possible.
To Quit
Ubyssey Editorial Board
Monday requested the resignation of Jim Banham, Ubyssey
Copy Editor.
Student editors majle the triove
at a special meeting called to discuss a story which appeared on
Page 1 of Friday's Ubyssey,
The story reported the arrest
and conviction of a UBC Engineering student on a charge of intoxication In a public place.
Editors declared that Banham as
writer of that story had acted
contrary to policies laid down by
the Editorial Board one week ag.)
following their so-called "newspaper wM^-wltti-the Engineering
Undergraduate Society.
Investigation found that Banham phoned the story to the printing shop shortly before the presses
were to roll.
Editors said, that the action was
taken with tho knowledge of only
one more Editorial Board member.
He was John Naplcr-Hemy, editor ln charge of Friday's Issue.
Napier-Hemy will, be dealt with at
the next Editorial Board meeting, a
spokesman for the board said.
He was absent from Monday'.*
meeting and was unable to present his side of the case.
"It is obvious that tho story was
written chiefly for the purpose of
stirring up more trouble with the
engineers," a member of the hoard
Banham argued that the Ubyssey
has the legal right to publish this
contentious story, but-editors declared the offense to be moral
rather than legal.
Banham is expected to tender ills
resignation today.
Mock Parliament
Agenda Includes
Senate Reform
Liberal government returned to
power once again In UBC's Mock
Parliament will bring before the
House a bill to reform the Senate
when parliament convenes tonight
ut 7:30 p.m. In Brock HaU.
Prime Minister Foster Isher-
.wood and his supporters will try-
to put through a bill to make thc
antfote an elective body instead of
an appointed one.
Leader of tho official opposition
will be Miss Maty Soul bin of tho
leirogressivo. - ,("l >nsei'val.ives, (ior-
don Doweling will head the CCF
Single   transferable   vote   for   all
elections  will  be the second  order
of business and, according to sources  close to  the government, will
I probably canst* some contention.
|     Minister of External Affairs will
; introduce a bill calling for an an-
j nexatlon    of    the    United    States,
campaigning with the slogan "Mexico  border or- bust."
Dean Angus will read the Uov-
ernor ('eneral's speech front the
throne and Rod Young will be
Speaker of the  House. Page 2
Tuesday, February 27, 1951
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the university year by the Student Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society of tbe
University of British Columbia.
Editorial opinions expressed herein are those of the. editorial staff of The llbyssey and not
necessarily thoso of the Alma Mater Society nor of the University.
Offices fa Brock Hall, Phone ALma 1021 For display advertising phone ALffla 32KJ
GENERAL 8TAFF: Senior Editors. Ann Langbeln, Marl Stainsby, John Napler-Hemy;
Copy Editor, Jim Banham; CUP Editor, Joan Churchill; Women's Editor, Joan Fraser,
Sports Editor, Alex MacOillivray; Fine Arts Editor, John Ilrockington; Editorial Writers,
Lea Armour, Hal Tennant; Photography, Tommy Hatcher.
Senior Editor this Issue—ANN LANGBEIN
Assistant Editor—MARY RAW SON
Let's Not Quit Now
All 2500 o! the students and their friends
who crowded in UBC Memorial Gymnasium
to get a fi*$st-hand peek at the new building
on Friday night were obviously delighted
with what they saw.
In fact they seemed to be so delighted,
that we're slightly worried about their ultimate reactions.
There is a grave possibility that students
here, will spend the remainder of the term
telling themselves what a fine job they and
their predecessors have done in making the
building possible. All this is quite true, except
that the Job isn't finished.
A more careful look at the building easily
shows that we now have only a shell of what
we can eventually hope to call our new gym.
Admittedly, it's a pretty fine looking
shell, but it's a shell, just the same.
A major addition yet to be made under
the present, short-run plans, is that of bleach-
Letters To The Editor
Editor,   The   Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
I would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who contributed their blood in the recent
Blood Drive. The response was encouraging with the average reaching ail all time high of 234 pints
daily. I would particularly like to
convey my thanks to Del Sharpe
and his fellow Foresters who did
so much to make this drive a success.
C. Hirvle,
(Vice-Ptesidem tKfc)
P.S. Pre Med total s© per cent.
Doft't forget to bring your bathing suit, Dick!
ers at floor level. They will double present
seating and thus also double potential gate
Furthermore, the games room, bowling
alley, offices ahd rest rooms, all awaiting
vital work to be done, are almost useless in
their present states.
We're not implying by this that students
are going to be pressured to give money for
something they thought they had already paid
for. The gym financing is sound—or rather,
will be sound if we carry through with our
present committments.
This is no time for us to forget our pledging campaign, and the $3.43 that the WMG
finance committee needs as an average donation from all of us.
In short, we hope Friday's student opening will be an incentive, not a deterrent, to
continued support of the greatest student
project in University of B.C. history.
Editor, the Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
I wish to thank all those who cooperated with the elections committee during the AMS elections,
and especially the Publications
Board for the space they gave to
publicizing the elections, to Mamooks for the posters oh "how not
to spoil your bftllot," to the Undergraduate Societies for organizing
and manning of the polling booths
for the 3 rounds of elections, to
all those who devoted an hour or
so to manning these polling booths
and to the counters who gave up
their Wednesday evening to count
Without the cd-operatlon and
help of the student body, It would
be impossible for the Elections
Committee to hold any kind of elections.
Jo-Anne Strutt,
Chairman, Elections
these courses. This figure ls especially significant when we remember that a considerable percentage of the voters could not
take optional courses because of
their faculty requirements.
The Important fact therefore Is
not that only 20 per cent of tho
student population voted, but that
697 students have requested reli
gious courses. Many courses have
been instituted at UBC at the request of only a very few students.
Surely the request of such a large
number of students for religious
courses should warrant a positive
recommendation to the Administration.   .
Executive of the SCM.
No Sectarianism Here
The tabulation of the religious education
referendum indicates some highly interesting
strains in student opinion.
Unhappily ,the sample included less than
n sixth of the student body. But it is doubtful as to whether or not a more complete
cross-section can ever be obtained In any
referendum vote.
Three-fourths of those v/ho voted said
they felt religious education had a place in
the university curriculum.
But the vast majority il' these added that
they thought it should take the form of courses in comparative religion.
We hope the Board of Governors will
take a close look at the vote. It would be
easier for them to sluff the issue off by
throwing open courses at Anglican and
Union College for academic credit and calling
this religious education—thus opening the
door to education by indoctrination.
The students have stated jcle,arly their demands for an unbiased analysis of religion.
They cannot be ignored.
We see where a campus speaker discussed, "My life—how to spend it." Funny
how niosl: of us are more concerned about
our money—which doesn't pose any such
Looks like our profesors are getting a
guild complex.
ISS Seminar
Ploen, Germany was the scene of the
first Canadian Seminar in 1947. At that time
there were almost equal numbers of Canadian and German students. In 1950
though the Germans, still the largest non-
Canadian group, were not so numerous, Germany was still the focal point of the Seminar.
This would, I think, be a fair indication of
current European opinion. It accounts too
for the apparent lack of enthusiasm in Europe
for the current crisis in the Far East. Germany is still Europe's Number 1 Problem, and
as such was the Seminar's Number 1 concern.
In 1947 there was a liberal sympathy for
Germany, defeated and under occupation.
TW6 Canadians deeply impressed returned
to UBC to launch the "Education for Democracy" plan to bring German students for a
year's study in Canada.
Yet in 1950, as I saw it,, the .situation
had changed. Germany has gone some way
toward physical recovery, though destruction
in the cities is still appalling, and reconstruction hesitant ard slow. Most important, the
German people, .sandwiched between the
West and Russia the present struggle, are in
the process of a powerful psychological crisis.
There is definite evidence to suggest war-
weariness and hopelessness, the "wo don't
want fighting any more for anyone" and a
consequent reluctance to join in the East-West
conflict—unrealistic neutrality it has been
called, but more accurately it is a deliberate
weighing up of both sides in the light of
German National Recovery.
Yet there is today a strong movement
just as in the post-1919 era to restore Germany nnd lo see Germany como l'|o a place
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
On behalf of the War Memorial
Gym Pledging Committee, we
would like to thank you, the Editors and staff of The Ubyssey, for
your excellent co-operation during
the drive on the campus. It was
heartening to note that you not
only co-operated with us fully, but
also, aided in any way you could.
Thank you..
Yours truly,
Ted Lee,
Terry Nichols,
Publicity co-chairmen.
By Mike Hind-Smith
consistent  with  German honor."  So  todaj
Chancellor Adenauer, by the very nature
of the situation, demands German equality
in Europe with the obvious threat to the
West if it is not granted.
How did this then appear in the view
of the Seminar student? The whole cult of
German education and of German history demands that Germany cannot occupy a position
of permanent inferiority, it is biologically
impossible. Does Germany believe then that
she could constitute the third force? Possibly.
I should say but without genuine hope of
success, but with the vital by-product of a
strong German National Movement on thi?
basis, precedent of which was the Nazi Movement when Germany was squeezed by Russia
and the Allies in the 1920's.
Can the Western "Education for Democracy" work then? Probably it cannot in the
present circumstances of a repressed Germany. But with German equality it could.
We are poor teachers of democracy when
our pupils are in servitude. Should this national movement be repressed it may yet
rise as it did in 1933 to be turned against us.
The Canadian Seminar is one example of
a sincere attempt to understand this complex problem, and above all, since we cannot
suppress this national feeling, to compromise
and sterilize it. Our greatest danger, as it
threatens today in Soviet Germany, is to
prevent its absorotion and expression in the
identification of the Red flag of the Soviet
Union with the Reel Black and Gold of German Nationalism, as it has been with the
new Rod Fine; of Chinese Nationalism.
Editor, The Ubyssey.
Dear Sir:
The incompetency of your edl
torlal of Feb. 23, entitled "Wasting Our Time?" can only be explained with reference to either
your lack of perception or your
own  personal bias.
The fact that over Hot) students
have expressed a desire to take
religious courses is not merely
"an amusing tribute to CMC's students' love of academic freedom."
though it is that — but rather a
positive indication of a demand for
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We Beg To Differ
(Because to many students on
the campus wished to make public
reply to John Brocklngton's criticism of "The Gondoliers," the Ubyssey decided to devote other than
editorial space to these letters, and
to run them as a special feature.
Dear Sir:
In view of Mr. "Brocklngton's
position as Fine Arts Editor of
The Ubyssey, the Musical Society
feels that he should not have used
his position to make a personal attack ou tne directors Mr. C. Haydn
"Williams and Mr. E. V. Young.
In their association with the
Musical Society extending over the
years, they have come ln contact
with hundreds of students and have
had much pleasure working with
them. Welcome constructive crltl-
clsm has from time to time appeared ln The Ubyssey but this ls
the first time that the directors
have been subjected to impertln
ence from an arrogant reviewer
who has placed himself on a pedestal as an arbiter of the arts and
•who thinks lt fit to write such
arrant nonsense as that for which
he was responsible on Friday.
Kenneth Bogas,
Musical Society.
Dear Sir:
Two comments might be made
concerning your music critic's
rude, immoderate and injudicious
review of "The Gondoliers" last
Week, If it is In order to question
his pontifical omniscience.
(a) Even if he were the most
competent critic on the continent,
Mr. Brockington was guilty of
stupidity in suggesting that only
professionals should produce Gilbert and Sullivan operas. He
should realize that many thousands
of G and S devotees depend on
amateur companies to give them
the pleasures afforded by these
(b) Your critic was unable to
see the forest for the twigs on the
trees. The unique combination of
qualities which make up the charm
and appeal of Gilbert and Sulll
van's genius shines through minor
departures from perfection and one
ls able to enjoy performances by
either D'Oyly Carte or amateur
I am sure many old and new
G and S fans would join me in
thanking the Musical Society and
all concerned for a most spirited
and  enjoyable  performance.
Arthur T.   Poacey.
Dear Sir:
As one who attended and thoroughly enjoyed the Musical Society's production of the "Gondoliers" I must protest against the
unreasonable and biased criticism
levelled against It hy your Theatre
Critic,  Air.  John  Brockington.
In his review Mr. Brockington
transcends the bounds of both fair
criticism and good taste and exceeds his functions as critic. His
column is not the place for him to
air his views on the merits of
Messrs. Gilbert & Sullivan's works
nor to crusade for Art and Culture
as he views them.
His attack on the technical and
artistic abilities of the AMS Musical Director, C. Haydn Williams are
completely unjustified. As he mtut
be aware, Gilbert & Sullivan calls
for a highly-stylized and stereotyped presentation, and only through
this presentation are the full possibilities and traditions of their
works realized. This Includes
"stringing the singers in a straight
line across the fro/it of the stage";
what else is to be done with a cast
of 40?
Since 1930 Mussoc has presented 15 Gilbert & Sullivan shows under Mr. Williams* direction, all
well-received; does this indicate
incompetence? Insidious comparisons with the D'Oyle Carte company get us "nowhere.
Far from being "deliberately
scathing", the effect of the review
Is only to lower still further Mr.
Brocklngton's stock as critic with
his reader. A little more honest
criticism, please.
Bruce Arlldge.
Dear Sir:
Three cheers to Mr. Brockington! What right have such rank
amateurs as university students
to attempt a performance of "The
Gondoliers" when within the next
few years the D'Oyle Carte may be
bringing lt to Vancouver? Tills
whole business of amateur groups
being allowed to please rather than
amaze the audience should be thoroughly reviewed. I wish to apologize publicly for completely enjoying the Wednesday night performance. I am ashamed of myself.
Sad as the thought ls, the university will some day lose the services of Mr. Brockington. When
this loss occurs, a new critic will
be needed. Here are a few techniques, employed with marked success by Mr. Brockington, which
might be helpful:
(1) Always review the very first
performance. If this happens to
be a matinee, so much the better. There ls nothing like a good
stinking review to put the company in good spirits for successive performances, and to bring
In a full house.
(2) Make no allowances for Illness
In the cast, lack of opportunity
for adequate rehearsal with orchestra, or amateurism. Such allowances are pure weakness.
(3) Whatever the main reason for
Incomplete success, blame the
cast. They can't hit back, and.
after all young men and women
should he discouraged from entering a career which might
make artists of them.
(-li Never he constructive. Tear
the whole performance to pieces
and leave the bits lying around
the stage. And goodness only
knows What Big Newspaper Editors might be reading your column. The Good Reviews should
he saved for performers who
Lester It. Peterson.
tic applause throughout! But of
course, we the students, do not
think we -are professional critics.
I wonder why th-e UBC Symphony was not used in this production. I feel it was a mistake on the
part of the director of the UBC
Symphony Orchestra not t6 provide the players for this production which has been done Successfully before. Isn't it about time the
musical groups on the campus
worked together?
Mr. C. Hadyn-Wllliams deserves
an admirable attention on his work
as director of the Gondoliers. He
had the whole production under
his fingertips. '
Although Mr. Brockington feels
that Mr. Williams Is "both technically and artistically incompetent"
Mr. Williams is noted for his past
musical shows on the campus, so
that I do not feel after viewing
the Gondoliers that Mr. Brock-
lngton'o criticism ls proper or called forM
J am relieved that Mr. Brockington enjoyed Mllla Andrews and
John Yeoman's performance, however I am disappointed that such
a prominent musical patron as the
Critic on the Hearth, could not
enjoy the excellent performance
of the capable supporting players.
This  review  has  been  deliberately scathing, although not anymore so than the critic deserves.
Tom Boal,
Editor,     The .Ubyssey,
Dear  Sir:
Looking back over my remarks
concerning Mussoc's "Xhe Gondoliers" I feel it necessary to express
my reconsidered horror at the un-
subtlety of the language used. The
reconsideration of my remarks
leads me to tender apologies to
those directly affected by this article for the lack of subtlety and
the tastelessness displayed by myself in that expression of my opinion.
John Brockington.
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Dear Sir:
I would like to discuss John
Brocklngton's column of February
23, on the Musical Societies presentation of "The Gondoliers". Apparently Mr. Brockington did not
enjoy this performance but the
students seated around me In the
middle of the auditorium must
have   because   of   their   enthuslas-
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Tuesday, February 27, 1951
Today's column it written by
Chuok Marahall, former tporte editor ef the Ubyeeey. Twe year* ago,
the nom«d|i»lume of the Arm-
ehalr Athlete was familiar te all
inerte page readers and th# editors thought It might be a good
Idea to put the old horse back In
harness for • day.
Now that the tumult and the
shouting has died and the new UBC
gym is open, it behooves all of us
to stop for a moment and take
stock of a rather peculiar situation.-
Friday night, by means of all
the pleas, threats and salesmanship
that a picked committee could
muster, a healthy crowd was tunneled Into the new structure for
Its unofficial opening.
It missed being a sell-out by several hundred but most of the seats
were comfortably clothed with
paying customers.
Saturday night waa different,
however. Despite the fact that It
was a Saturday night, that there
Was a post-game dance and that
there still should have been a lot
ot curious people around, the gym
was less than half full.
. After looking at 1500 empty seats
for a while, you realize how manv
people did not show up for the performance and you get the guilty
taeling that maybe there Is something wrong with the brand of entertainment.
Such an attitude could easily be-
oome contagious, particularly
among the downtown customers
Who find a wide variety ot events
vying for their dollar.
The simple facts are that we
have a large building on our hands
which costs a great deal to maintain and unless we can keep lt
Relatively full of paying customers,
we may soon be wishing desperately that we had never built it.
The responsibility of keeping the
gym on a financially sound keel
rests primarily with our athletic
.administrators and secondly with
the student body as a whole. Both
groups must face this responsibility squarely tor a "head in the
sand" attitude during the next
six months could be fatal.
The men who control athletics
must realize that every event staged in the new gym must be top
notch quality if we are going to
be able to compete with entertainment around town.
If we are going to vie for the
Interests of Mr. and Mrs. Vancouver and we must if the gym is to
pay Its own way, the games must
be fast, colorful and well matched.
It Is the duty of those who arrange
such things to see that they are
just that.
The situation is clear. Unlesrt
those Involved shoulder the responsibility we are ln for a lot of
trouble and the beautiful building
which we all surveyed with such
pride on Friday night may overnight become a mill stone around
the neck of student finances.
*r Op 9p
An amusing Incident is told of
Friday night's gym opening. An
elderly couple walked confidently
into the lobby and handed the! •
tickets to the usher.
After vainly trying to find their
seats for several minutes he discovered that the tickets were for
"the Gondoliers" being staged
across the campus In the Auditorium,
The couple explained that the.',
were unfamiliar with the unlver
sity and merely followed the crowd
P.S. They stayed for the basket'
ball game.
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Bird Pucksters Defeat Vancouver All ^ Stars 9-5
UBC Thunderbirds skated to a
convincing 9-5 win over the Van
couver Commerical eLague All-
Stars ln the first game of the
Free Press Thophy competition at
Kerrisdale  Arena  last  night.
Thunderbirds displayed top from
lit the overtime period, but missed
some set-ups in the first period of
The big' line ln the fracas was
Young, Drake, and Lindsay.
Bob Lindsay scored 3 goals. The
tying goal was scored in the third
period by Roger Stanton. Don
Adams was outstanding ln the
UBC goal.
Thunderbirds displayed top from
in the overtime period but mised
some set-ups in the first. They
played with only 10 men due to Injuries suffered ln practices last
week by Al Hood and others. Hood
suffered a fractured leg.
The game was fairly fast with
plenty of close checking.
Thunderbirds play again tonfor-
row night at the forum.
UBC 3-1  (1st period).
UBC 4-3  (2nd period).
VOL 0-1  (3rd period).
UBC 5-1  (overtime).
Ole Bakken, Graduate Manager, said yesterday that
there is a possiblity of spring sports in the Evergreen Conference being "chopped" this year. Private colleges in the
Conference, he said, have found the financial strain too
difficult to field teams.
A meeting in Tacoma Wednesday will include representatives from all members of the conference and a decision is expected to be made there.
SnAn tp
run i
Assistant Editor—SHEILA KEARNS
BOB STEINER, Ubyssey ace cameraman caught a little
hit of intramural boxing antics the other day during the
eliminations in the stadium. Here Kalutich and Gregger are
pictured going into a waltz clinch.
OSC Clips  Birds
In Swim Meet
Roadweary and 'flu ridden, Thunderbird watermen learnt
a swimming lesson Saturday night in Corvallis, when a well
balanced OSC squad handed UBC their second loss in dual
meets out of seven starts this season, with the score being 60-32.
Feeling the loss of regulars Don'
Smyth, who was married last week-1
end, Al Borthwlck and Frank Cos-
tlgan, the locals could capture only
three of the eight events In addition to dropping botli relays.
Nick Stobbart took the 100 yards
Individual medlay in the fust time
of 1:07.2 a new record for that
distance, (lord Potter won the 44'*
yards freestyle, and Bob Thistle
copped the l'>0 yards backstroke.
In the Mon yards medley relay,
the locals although thumped by the
Beavers, churned their way to a
new UBC record of 3:20.4 or 6.2
seconds behind the OSC trio. Swimming far the 'Birds in that relay
were Thistle, Lusztig and Bertram.
Don Thorn, diving for Varsity
against the best in the Pacific:
Coast. Conference, although leading at the half way mark, had to
be content with a third place. Pat
Hannan, Bob Brodie and Clenn
irchner also placed in their respective events to garner points . for
Tea And Crumpets, Wot
Come the middle of May the
cry of crumpets and tea will
herald the entrance of a hand
of athletes known as cricket
players to the campus.
For those of you who are
at a loss as to what the purpose of the game is, here are
a few pointers from this writer who also knows nothing
about tiie game. (Kd. note—we
gather ih.H.>
From the spectators point
of view it looks as if two baseball games are going on at
once where one player stands
behind a  natter aud alternate
as pitcher und catcher. The
tun in difference lies in t lie object of the pitcher's throw.
Intend of dying to hit. the
hatter, he aims tit a slick balanced ou three others. The
hatter stands in front of these
sticks and protects them with
a paddle by swinging at the
hall. If (he right circumstances
prevail, the hatter hits the ball,
lie then proceeds to chase the
other battel' from one wicket
to the oilier, making sure that
each lime lie comes to the
slides he puis the end of his
paddle in a hole in front of ll.
.Vow, If the stars are rieehl
icrickei   players   are   very   star
conscious,) a player may catch
the hatted ball and thus retire
tho batters.
According to conch Tom Brl-
ley, there is a little more to
the game than has already
been described and so. to further instruct those interested,
a special meeting lias been
called lu Hut H.VIfi at UV.'IO to-
niorow. Actual practices will
be held starting next month. If
you are unable to attend the
meeting phone- Trevor Bagot
CII   I.'00.
Several* Hast Indians are ex-
pecleil to turn out to strengthen lhe team as well as those
from   high  schools,
Albert Is Happy
As Birds Win 6
Ruggermen Gain Lead
In McKechnie Cup
If anyone wonders why Albert Laithwaite is in such good
humor they need wonder no longer. Saturday, his hardy
Thunderbird English Rugby team knocked over Victoria Crimson Tide in the first game of the second round of Mackechnie
Cup play. <*	
This puts Varsity ln the enjoyable position of being ln first
place, two points above Tide and
Vancouver Reps.
Saturday's game was rough from
the start and numerous players
were flattened on the soggy turf.
Two athletes had a head on collision and were helped off the field.
They were Stan Clarke and Frank
Gower, both of whom received bad
head cuts. Clarke was replaced
by  Hugh  Greenwood.
It would be very difficult to
choose the outstanding player for
the 'Birds, for the entire team played excellent rugby before the handful of spectators. Special mention
might be given to Austin Taylor
for his fine penalty kicks.
First half play started with
George Puil getting a breakaway
and almost going over. Victoria
managed to drive back to the :!0
yard line but received a penalty
kick. Taylor made the boot to give
UBC the lead.
During the half "Birds practically
monopolized territorial play. Victoria only looked really effective
ln loose scrums.
In the second half Crimson Tide
started with a vigorous drive down
to the UBC line but were driven
back to the 20 yard stripe where
they received a penalty kick. John
&hiply attempted hut missed by the
proverbial mile. Minutes later Tide
drove over the lino to tie up the
ball game at *!-o,
UBC put on a renewed drive and
were given another penalty kick on
the 33 yard line from a difficult
angle. Taylor again put the ball
between the bars to give Varsity a
6-3 lend.
At any rate It looks like most
of Albert's problems ate solved.
His three line worked well and got
the ball out to the wings, Newton
and Pull, and the scrum was always on the ball.
' ln a Bell-Irving match UBC
Braves overwhelmed Rowing Club
9-0 in a Semi-final game.
Sat. (1 p.m.). There will he large
practices every night this week at
4:45. Try to make as many practices as possible.
•"jr *V *r
UBC Oolf Club will meet Thursday, March 1 at 12:*!u in tho
Double Committee Room of the
Bill Ken Star
In Soccer Win
Varsity soccer men jumped into
a first place tie with Collingwood
of the Vancouver and District first
division senior soccer league Saturday. They defeated Dominion
Hotel  6-3.
Tho game played at Powell St.
grounds  saw  Bill   Popowich,   Ken
Campbell and Bud Dobson handle
the scoring.
ln the last 30 minutes of play-
Varsity ran all over the opposition after being held to 1-1 In the
first half.
Popowich tallied three goals,
Campbell two and Dobson one as
the Varsity chew exhibited superior hall handling throughout the
With two games In hand the locals are rated favorites to take
the league crown. They have four
games remaining while Collingwood lias but two.
Spectators at the game said today they thought Varsity possessed the most enthuslatlc team in
the league. They also said they preferred watching the Vancouver District League brand of hall as compared to the Pacific Coast league
Tomorrow the Varsity team
meets in Arts 108 at noon.
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UBC stadium will be the site
of what promises to be the
best high school foothall game
of the 1951 season, Wednesday
at 3:45, when King Edward
plays Kitsilano.
Both King Edward and Kitsilano are undefeated.
The contest will match an
experienced heavy, and well-
coached Eddies squad against
the lightweight eleven from
Kitsilano. Coach Lome Cullen
will start his experienced trio
of Seniors Ernie Halgren, Tom
Smith and John Wyatt in the
Backfield, along with halfback
Doug Clement.
Leading the Kitsilano attack
will be captain Roger Kronqulst
at quarterback; Doug Nagle,
fullback; Milt Swanson and
speedster Bruce Springbett at
the two halves.
Tickets for Wednesday's
game will be sold for 15 cents
at the gate, to UBC students.
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