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Price 5c
No. G2
AMS   General   Meeting
Noon Today In Armoury
bookstore report
Agents Raise
Book Prices
Under circurnstances over which the University has
control, UBC students are getting the best deal possible
from the campus Bookstore.
The frequent gripe heard from students who may pay
up to $10 for a textbook that the "University is making
money," just isn't so.
If at the end of the year the bookstore shows a profit,
which isn't always the case, it is so small as to be inconsequential.
Bookstore prices are set to enable it cover its operating expenses and no more. Iif almost all cases, from pencils
to texts, any item purchased at the bookstore is dearer at
any downtown store handling similar merchandise.
Thesis paper retails for 80c per hundred sheets on
the campus and $1.50 per hundred sheets downtown. Engineering paper is 30c a package on the campus and 60c
downtown. Pencils go for 10c at the bookstore and for 15c
or two for a quarter off the campus. And so it is with
almost 100 percent of the items that the bookstore stocks.
A legitimate complaint, admits Mr. John Hunter, bookstore manager, and the one that is heard most often, is that
of poor service.
But this is not the= fault of the bookstore employees
or its management but of the structure which houses the
Bookstore itself. It is completely inadequate.
Plans have been drawn up for a new bookstore which
will be built adjacent to the bustop coffee shop. Construction date has not been set yet but Mr. Hunter hopes it will
be this year.
However, it is a fact that between 50 nnd (i5 percent
of all books sold on the campus could, and should be sold
But this is a matter over which the University has no
control. But it is a matter which UBC students, in conjunction with the students of all other Canadian universities do,
or at least could, have some control.
It is a matter which NFCUS, the uniting body of
Canadian university students, should take action on.
UBC sells books as cheap as it possibly can. If the list
price of a book is $5, UBC will get it for list price less
20 percent. It will then mark the book back up 20 percent
to cover all costs of handling and sell it to students for $5.
But the majority of books sold at UBC are published
in the United States or Britain. And the publishers do not
sell their bookS|directly to the University. UBC must purchase them thrfugh publishers agents in Canada.
If UBC sends an order to a publishing house in England the house will send the order to its Canadian agent
to fill.
If the book were shipped directly to UBC from England they could be sold for approximately 15 percent less.
If the bookstore orders a text from the University of
Washington Press, 160 miles away, the U. of W. Press will
send the order to its agent in Toronto, who will then ship
the book to UBC.
If thc Toronto agent does not have the book it will
write the U. of W. have the book shipped to Toronto and
then ship it to UBC. And UBC students bear thc costs.
Some agents will get books from publishing houses
for lust price less 50 percent, mark it back up to list price,
tack on a 20 percent markup of their own and then ship
the book to the universities.
It is not uncommon for an agent to buy a $5 book for
.p and list it out to UBC at $('>.
Mr. Hunter pointed out that whenever possible UBC
avoids dealing with agents with exhorbilant markups.
Many UBC professors enquire whether a certain book
must be purchased through an agent before they assign it
for a course.
But purchasing a texbook is not like purchasing a hat
and in order to obtain the right book it is usually necessary
to deal with an agent.
A concerted drive by Canadian students to slop unfair
agent's markups would definitely have some beneficial
effect on texbook prices, according to Mr. Hunter.
Students To Vote
On 11 Big Issues
1.30 Classes Cancelled
-Council Expects 2000
Today's meeting at noon in the armory, "one of the most
vital ever held," will decide the fate of thousands of dollaffc
n student funds and have far-reaching effects on student gov-
THE OTHER WAY, SAM: An unidentified tourist
seems for the moment to have l<«st sight of the man with
the ball, at the time being reached for by UBC's John
Newton. The Oxford-Cambridge men suffered too few relapses like this one, however. Brian Thomas Photo
We  Were Winning
-Till The Dam Burst
Two goals were the only scores UBC Thunderbirds were
able to rack up against the touring Oxford-Cambridge as the
clever visitors  showed   too  much  class  iii   their  2!)-(>  victorv
Thursday at UBC Stadium. ,
Though UBC, on a brilliant
penalty kick by Dave Morley.
led 3-0 for the first twenty minutes, Oxford suddenly brok<
through the stubborn Thunderbird defense and began to score
like their advance releases pro
Peter Davies led the British
attack with a dropped goal, a
penalty goal, and two converts.
Plumbridge scored two tries,
Herbert, Lawrence and Baggaley
one try each, and Robinson scored two converts.
Bob Morford kicked a penalty
for UBC's other three points.
It was the first of twelve Pacific Coast games for the travelling Blues, who will return to
Varsity Stadium next Thursday
to play a Varsity past and present  (mostly  present) side.
They play a Victoria team on
the Island  this Saturday.
Outstanding in UBC's losing
cause were scrum-half Ted Hunt,
fullback Roger Kronquist, wing
John Newton and forward Dave
Wanted: Miss
Spring is just six days away
hut. URC must designate some
coed as "Miss Football of  t f)5T> "
Again Ihis year UBC has been
invited   to  participate   in   Berkeley's   annual   Football    Festival.'
next   September   al   the   University   of   California.
Every organization is asked
lo submit the name of a candidate to WUS in the AMS office
before March 2l>.
The winner will receive an
all expenses paid trip tu Berkeley and will represent UBC in
the   Miss   Football   conN >t.
Five Win
Honorary Activities Awards
will be presented to five students at the general meeting to
day by HAA chairman Wendy
Tbe awards are presented annually to students who have
made outstanding contributions
to campus affairs during their
university career. The following
students  will   be  honored:
Jacques Barbeau, Law 3, for
his work as chairman of the
Open   House  committee,
Maurice Copithorne, Law 3,
president of Parliamentary Forum, chairman of Political Council, manager of the UBC debating team, and chairman of
World University Service committee.
Ted Loe, Law 3, co-founder
of Frosh council, 1050 homecoming chairman, member of 1051-
53 Student Council, president
of UN 1053-55, and chairman
of Student Court   1054-55.
John Springer, Commerce 4,
manager of swimming team,
chairman of AMS pool development committee, member of
MFC! pool committee, and Public Relations Officer for UBC
Athletic  department.
Bill Whyte. Teacher Training,
captain ol the rugger team, cap
lain and coach of Ihe baseball
team, president of the Big Block.
Rugger   Kidnaps'
Mock     Parliament     failed     t.o
ei.nie oil' Thursday  noun as  par
l\   members   preferred   ihe   rug  |
ger ".ante l,i  ! he meet. !
The I ,l'l' was In have formed
Ihe government w,th Ihe ( VFof :
providing   opposition.
.nnment. $• —
"tye expect about 2000 stu-
tents to attend," said Public Relations Officer Danny Goldsmith.
All 1:30 lectures have been
cancelled to allow students to
consider at least 11 major issues.
Students will be asked to:
• Contribute $100,000 toward
campus swimming facilities, and
decide whether they prefer Empire Pool roofed or construction
of a second pool.
• Give the Undergraduate Societies power to veto Student
Council decisions.
• Allow a referendum to provide a $2 fee increase which
would go to the Men's Athletic
Association in return for free
athletic cards for all students.
• Rejoin the National Federation of Canadian University
Students at a cost of 50 cents
• Abolish fall general meetings and lower the quorum for
spring meetings to 10 percent of
the enrollment.
• Raise the number of signatures needed to petition a general  meeting   from   100  to  500.
• Give $3000 to help send
Ihe UBC rowing crew to the
Henley Regatta in England this
• Reorganize Student Court,
reducing the responsibilities of
USC's Investigating Committee.
• Consider the report of the
AMS committee on discrimination, and perhaps extend the
committee's jurisdiction to include all forms of discrimination -- especially in sororites.
• Possibly weigh thc merits
of UBC's entry into a Western
Inter-collegiate   Athletic   Union.
It will be a lengthy meeting,
with opposition to any of the
above proposals likely to come
from any quarter.
And new proposals may also
be put forward.
Biggest issue is the swimming
pool problem. But plenty of fireworks can be expected in many
of   the   other  considerations.
Student Council will face
strong opposition from USC in
its constitutional revisions concerning the Student Court and
fall  meetings.
An even   bigger  battle  is cor- |
tain  over  the   proposal   to  give
USC    power    to    veto    Student
Council   measures. J
From   dollars    to   discrimination, the considerations and con-
iflicts   are   certain   to   make   the
meeting one  of  the  most   heci.ii
'tween closses
ever hold.
IHA Features
Club will hold a West Indian
Evening tonight at 8:30 in the
Club Hut L4. Everyone is welcome to see the featured Calyp-
so Singers, talks, Caribbean music sponsored by the West Indian Club.
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VOC ANNUAL TRIP to Garibaldi Park will be discussed at
an organizational meeting Mon-*
day, March 21 in Engineering
200. Everyone interested Welcome.
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sponsers Dr. Murdock speaking
on Karl Capek in Arts 109 at
noon Monday, March 21.
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Ross speaking on 'The Schweitzer I Knew' in Arts 100 on Monday noon, March 21.
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Monday. March 21, at noon hour
in the anditwium. Admission
ef, ep ep
will present excerps from 'La
Bohcme' by Puccini in JM 5,
Monday at noon.
ff. 9f. 9ft
ty general meeting scheduled
for today is postponed until Monday noon  Arts 206.
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closes March 21. Please return
solutions, bearing your competition number, but no name, to
any executive member of the
club, or to the AMS office. Pages not returned by Tuesday,
March 18, will not be accepted.
Winners will be announced here
April 1.
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FROSH UNDERGRAD Society Will hold meeting Tuesday
noon in Men's Club Room at the
Women's    Arts
Reps    Elected
Women's Undergraduate Society elected their Arts representatives at a meeting of Arts
women oiv the campus Tuesday.
Chosen to be members at large
on the WUS Coined were: 2nd
year Arts; Sheila Crocker; 3rd
year, Jllie Meidicke; 4th year
.''at  Blankenbach.
Today's Ubys.se>- carries the first of a series of three
articles on the B.A. degree.
In an attempt to evaluate the degree in relation to
present-day society, Thr Ubyssey has asked a professor,
a businessman and a graduating studeni to give their ideas
on   "what  ihe  B.A   means.
The ideas of the piotessor, Dean S. N. Chant, can be
h mini on page Iwo. Page Two
THE     U B Y S S E!Y
Friday. March 18, 1955
Authorized as second class mall, Post Office Dept., Ottawa.
Mail subscriptions $2.50 per year. Published in Vancouver throughout the university year by the Student Publicn^ons Board of the
Alma Mater Society, University of British Columbia. Editorial
opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial staff of The
Ubyssey, and not necessarily those of the Alma Mater Society or
the University. Business and advertising telephones are Alma 1230
Or Alma 1231.  Advertising Manager is Geoff Conway.
Managing Editor—Ray Logie News   Editor—Rod   Smith
CUP Editor—Jean Whiteside Sports Editor—Ken Lamb
Copy Editor—Stanley  Beck       Executive Editor—Geoff Conway
Reporters:  Bob Johannes,  Marge McNeill,  Tom  Woodside,  Jean
Whiteside, Marie Stephens, Sheila P. Lindsay.    .
Auditors Needed?
We question the figures presented to UBC students in
support of a $2 fee increase for athletics.
A full $2' from each student is not needed to maintain
the present athletic program without a deficit.
MAA contends that the increase,'which would give all
students a "free" athletic card, would exactly equal the yearly
athletic deficit and the revenues which would be lost without
student gate receipts and income from athletic privilege
But the increase would more than cover it.
t%   MAA claims a $3785 dollar deficit, says that student gate
receipts are $2500 and states that present athletic cards sales
brng in $3300.
If these figures are correct, MAA would need a total of
$9585 to provide free athletic cards and operate without'a
Yet a $2 fee increase for this purpose would bring MAA
more than $12,000. Next sessions enrollment will definitely
be over 6000.
Perhaps students are in favour of compulsory athletic
Perhaps students are willing to be clubbed into increasing the athletic program by being presented with a fait d'ac-
complai in the form of a deficit.
But we're sure they won't want to give MAA an increased cash grant to an expanded program — not without at least
providing a corresponding grant, to other student activities.
Tomorrow's   Thanks
We hope the full significance of the Provincial Government's land grant to the University has not gone unap-.
predated by students.
It means that UBC is assured all the brenthiny; space it
will ever need. There will bo none ol the crowded masses
of buildings and concrete seen at other universities in North
The Social Credit government deserves few complaints
from UBC. Its generosity should be recognized.
■  At the same time, students should realize that much of
the credit belongs to President MacKenzie.
Premier Bennett, in aemmmem .< the Ian;! ■■'rani, .'-aid
Dr. MacKenzie- is one ol' ihe mmi a-.'..do Par saw r~ he !-.'■>
ever met—and tly Premier niv't ha\ o mo ' uahm a lew.
It was Dr. MacKenzie who made heir le pm ! 'rov.nein:
Government the need for more- acreape a: l/P'.'. It was hi:;
ability and personality which convinced the Premier and
his cabinet.
Dr. MacKenzie deserves the gratitude of a lot of people
—students of the future e\;en more than those of today.
No Secrets At Yalta
A few indiscreet remarks by Churchil and Roosevelt are
the only things not already well-known about the controversial Yalta conference.
Release of the official reports by the U.S. Slate Department provide no new information of any signiticance whatever. And the remarks of Churchill and Roosevelt, were of
the sort never intended to be made public. Il wa> foolishness to do so.
Nevertheless, the "leak" oi the papers of tin New York
Times was a masterstroke of Republican showmanship.
Ah, the public is to think, al least we know the truth
about this secret conference.
Actually, lull accounls of the Yalta meeling have been.
available for years. Tne papmv-. released by Ihe Slate Department certainly reveal nothing of importance not disclosed by the published aeeounl-. of the tale Kdward H.
Stettinius. U.S. Secretary of Slate who n'lond   ihe parley.
But the dramatic release of ihe Stab I )"p 'Pmumt p.iper.
at this time raises mice again ihe chaiym lh.il Roosevelt and
Churchill ''sold out" the West al  Yalta.
This is untrue.
Territory gained by the Communists in Koe.slorn Europe was already under Russian occupation a- the lime ol
the Yalta Conference. Churchill and h\>o.-,evell did well indeed to win a promise Rom Stalin thai live eleeiions would
be held—even il  ihe  promise  wa-. only hali-kepl.
In respect to Asia, il ean he admit led lira! Ie >'evvoll and
Churchill seriously ovoivstimaied ihe tune and energy lhal
would be required to defeat tiie Japanese. Tin., led them
to make unjustified ce.s.sinm; |() Ka.-.-aa le obtain her aid in
the fight.
However, the decision was hesed upon the recommendation of the Joint Chiefs of Si d'f. And m anv case, little
of the ceded torriloiy uoiild nol have been niheiwev uoii
by the Chinese Cominunisis.
The release o!   the Yalb,   pan; m, d. .nm;  :■>
thing. This   is  thai   the   I '.S    (boo ., me   a;   l;„:    i.
low  m par! isnn  nolo ir;J  ;.. a-' -■'   '     '? e
Tiie   "leal."  o!    do    •   ,   . ■ ,.■    ,   '■
part  ot  die I   ie   'see"   i ' ■,■.■ ■
Graduates   Fill   Most   Basic   Role
In   Intellectual,   Cultural   Future
(This is the first of three
articles dealing with ihe present worth of the Bachelor
of Arts degree. Others will
be written by a business-,
man and a student.)
Dean of ihe Faculty
01' Arts and Science
In spite of the relatively recent tendency to increase thc
variety of special degrees that
arc offered hy universities, ihe
Bachelor of Arts degree still
remains the one that is most
representative of a university
education, However, just as it
is difficult to describe the
meaning of a university because it means so many different things, so too it is hard to
describe tbe Bachelor of Arts
degree. Probably one of the
hjst ways to describe it is to
ask, "'Who are the students who
receive a B.A. on graduation?"
In  the  first  place,   candidates   for   the   Bachelor   of
Arts degree comprise by far
Ihe   largest  single  group  of
students in each  graduating
year.    In    fact   considerably
more   than   one-half   of   the
numbor of students who graduate each year are  Bachelors   of   Arts,   For   the   most
part.they include those stu
dents    whose    interests    are
primarily   scholastic    rather
than   professional  or   technical. Other degree courses are
offered  for professional  and
technical training, but courses   leading  to   the   B.A.   degree provide for a wide educational   sccpo  that  includes
Language?;    and    Literature,
the Arts, the Social Sciences.
Philosophy, Mathematics and
the Natural and Physical §ci
The   differences   between   a
P..A. and other decrees may be
indicated    by    comparing    the
more   specialised   decree   courses wi'.n  those that qualify for
the  B.A.  Thus   for example,  a
student  proceeding to tile  B.A.
may   take   majors   or   honours
in:     Economics    as    compared
with   Commerce:   History   and
Poll! ie d   St it nee   ;,-,   compared
wish   Law:   Pin sirs.   Chenvslry
or   ('ee! iv,>■   a..   c< impat'ed   '.'. i: h
Ki    .'ei..; v   \\ ce I'tolow. .   I'd-
any and  /.oology  as compared
with   Agriculture   or  Forestry,
and   similarly   with   regard   to
other iielcls. In other words Ihe
practical or applied aspects of
Ihey courses leading to the B.A.
degree arc subordinated  to a
more  comprehensive  approach
to the subjects that are studied.
This   being   the   case   one-
may ask, "What do those with
a B.A. degree do after graduation?"     Because    of     ihe
range of their qualifications
thoy do many things. Some
continue their studies along
more specialized  or  professional   lines   as   in   Graduate
Studies,     Teacher     Training,
Theology, Social Work and
other fields. Others obtain
employment in various branches of government service,
newspaper work, broadcasting and programme production, publishing, scientific
and research work, administration and supervision and
in many commercial and
service occupations. Naturally, many of the women become ' housewives and the
value of their university education is not wasted as they
engage in homemaking and
in bringing uo children —
after all such graduates fill
the most basic  role  in  pro
moting the intellectual and
cultural future of our country.
In general, however, the
■ courses leading to the B.A. degree are designed more for
broad educational purposes
than for answering thc question. 'What are you going to
do when you are through university?" It is hoped that
many who are proceeding to
the B.A. degree will upon graduation have acquired intellectual interests that will lead
them to say in reply to this
question, "I intend to go on
learning no matter what my
occupation may be."
Revolution Needed To Stop
Education By Conveyor-Belt
Third Year Arts
The posting of the examination time schedules is an announcement that our conveyor-belt educational system is
getting  into   high   gear   again.
In a month or so. graduating
students will hurtle from conveyor-belt to stage platform.
where the last monkey wrench
in tiie system shakes hands
with all the nuts that walk by.
They are handed pieces of paper that st.ile "manufactured
in UBC."
A searcifmg look at our
educational system would be
very timely at this point.
Should we continue to mass-
produce assembly-line scholars?
I say yes.
Two factors should be taken
into consideration before any
!bought is given to making major changes.
First, a large number of UBC
students never really wanted
to come lo university. They
came because they were pressured ihtd'lijrby their families,
bv communities, 'by the social
milieu. ,
The most common national
myth in Canada is that a perse': "needs education io get
ahead." The mily reason why
so   m.my   audi nts   con1 in11'•   lo
I " ' ' ' i ..el o I - I" can o> P'oy
. i i i i • lo I hiii educal loo j., ;u e, ;,m
i.    ;i r  i.i    e   ■   m   evil   ; ie' sicd   I o
pass from growing up to grown
Second, this country firmly
believes it needs a multitude
of young people produced on
a four-year educational programme. There is a felt need,
and a strong one too, for this
type uf a university graduate.
The demand is greater than the
Our conveyor-belt educational system is admirably
suited to satisfying the need
of the individual who thinks
he should have the four
years of education, and the
need of the culture which
wants those graduates.
Ths plant is running with
precision. All it needs to do
is expand.
To institute a major change
in this system would mean the
upsetting of a deeply-rooted
culture pattern. Before written examinations could be done
away with thc count!y must
be persuaded it wants and
needs a different type of scholar then that suited to the present  educational  symem.
At presenl Canada docs not
want, n..>r would it much use a
different type of scholar (except for a more improved model ef  present one).
But without some minor
changes ia Ihe emstine system
: la ; o     '.,a il    a he ;,\ s     i\   aa ia     a
V.  J i OM'
•with "getting ahead in the
world," but are motivated by
a set of goals different from
the dominant ones in our culture.
The question is should w*
ignore the needs of this minority,  as is always loo frequently the  case in psuedo-
democracies   like   ours,    or
should we cater  to  it also,
and thus benefit from its accomplishments?
In  order  to eat,  many stu-
denis   must   bargain   with   the
burser nnd professors with the
highest     examination     marks
they   can   obtain.   The   higher
tht?  marks   tiie   more   money,
and the better they cat.
The point is. some of us want
to learn other skills besides
the ability to spew our minds'
guts onto examination papers,
but cannot because of this system of prostituting the mind
to feed the belly.
The mistake the members
of the minority made was
not getting out when they
To get minor changes
made in the system the minority will have to prove
them necessary, as well as
indicating what changes are
Tii is means the minority
would have to become a group
lor action to pressure for
Anynn" with me for a rebellion?
wAit bif hand.
On Architecture
Iv'dito'-. The Ubyssey:
1 wish to correct an imprcs
siou u inch may result I roi >
your iii.-iiie of the Uhys.-cy of
Fridav, March 11. I did not
suggest, as van say in the first
paragraph of year editorial,
"thai, there be competitive de-
si.v.n.-, of '-,j; ) jH campus build-
in'..is." Plea: e read ana in u hat
I   was  quoted' as  saying.
I    was   aiked   by   one    of
your writers; what I thought
of   tho   iiuqyeiition   thai   there
be   competition;;   fer   the   design of  university buildings.
My answer was that I would
support ihe idea of  of archi
leehual      competition:.,      but
only   lor  some   a'*,   thc  larger
building-.; or groups et' bunch
myp   v.hiji'i may rjo up in the
I    consider    thai    ..harp    and
'( honi, o    a,    vie  v.i •::  a    -| sepal 1
lien   m   liii:;,   for  ihe   layout  ol'
I he   unit er.- e.'.   campu .   aud   '■ h.
deshm    of    i: ■;   em i i me, -•,    have
rioi :e   a   good   ,|< id  am i   I   w ould
il.it    he    oln-    lo    -;m.,;oe-:|     lh:U     We
end a rk   on   a   pi ec.ram   nf com
pel he v e   de   I'm -   for   niii    iii-i.'u,'
eae hi!"-'    II' v. , va'.   ulirii   ashed   whal    I   I'm Is   a;    ee    a   pro
va'.'i: a.    )     i>'■ i -'    sh    i      i 'mil     a:;.
e\p,  Meeee        >    l-'a " ;p m ;. .     i'o
vi"     A i id '' ■ r i'.: i ■     '. o   e ii ' a ion
,i       ije'h'i'
than     lie
I   .dm   he
teciure, I anticipate that such
competitions would stimulate
tho development of our local
architecture and a greater
understanding of this impor-
tarit arid r.obic art by the students and public.
Notwithstanding v/hat I
ho.vo raid in support of competitions. I would not advocate :uieh competitions here,
personally, ar. long as good
service continues to be rendered b ,■ Sharp & Thompson,
Berwick, Pratt (as thr University architects are now
Fred   Lasserre,
Director,  UBC  School     Th..   people   who 'would   haw
oi   Architecture. you do this are,of the same kind
that coimed  our Jorhe,iters on'
Deplores Siwash Fate   <-,i om. million dollars to imiui
.....        ....      ,,, da   War Memorial Gv mnasium
Pm Wr.    I ne   l.'liyss: y '
'Tiie    .1' uhln     ef     I he     Siwash
library maas/.hie because tho
"nap-rial .■submitted was so poor
cei ; ,■; m ly is mdicat i ve of our
limine inns   a-,    universitv    stu-
lowed the superficial materialistic values of life, together
witli slick-sophistication, sloth,
apathy and intliflerence la stifle
any original creative powers
we   nmbii   have.
If so. let us make an effort
to find our creative powers and
see that the Siwash comes out
next term.
Elouise   R.   Harrison,
Law   2.
What, Another Roof?
Kdit >r,  'j'h,'  Uoy.isey:
Students, dmi't be hoodwinked   mto   roofing   Empire   Pool.
.   In ' iP        VV , , I        nl,,;
im i Id in o  a    ,;  imo
c m ni    ni'!!';'•■' i
\ i am,   a.,  i a here.
eh-,,    o.'.e
P s em.'- that creative aud
erlislir ability dn no! c.vist on
this i ampn,. or if I hey da, Ihe
people wii i have these gifts are
ten   -;m,    li,   como   forward.
ll !■; ten ban tied u e seem to
iir pr 'diicim: merely niechani-
e.d. mtelh'C :- , I'll only to lake
ii: !■ e'' il e uele., and regurgi-
I ai, ■   I h- m  ,.i   '".iiiil  I une
,\ ed i , pa re any reason why
w ! ee ! I i-ici. creal i v ' lalenl''
l! is il'siiallv conceded tech inspiration I ■; one i a' I i ie main I'lc-
[i a'.-: in si imi; hi I nig creat he
wiirf I'iii w In Is i o-.pi re I i,iii
:.i     and   11    -".   v* ' >y '.'
'ei would fa ■ to v..-, I'm- ami
,'. ;,-1,. 11 ■ " O ;,' 11' I im' en oi j ■;
... -io e me ;, ' tee m PMC. Do
vm ■   leel   en   m .ei ra t a ai  here,   to
when tiie university already
mid a poi'l'iTi |\ ae'ci|ua'e anall
type asm v. here iwhructurs
could handle classes ea>l! <
It wa-. bad enoiiah tha! Ihey
were talked into bu,ldim> (he
m w i;.1 ee. bid niev el-.n put a
reel' ii., a. \ i nv 1 , -I: \ ell wilj
I il-.es In pb,v mi.- in : ha 11 iminm's
ii' tin smur a id ane? Ye | ;,om.
is   net   one   van ul   outdoor   play -
•    '■ iisiu     for   ("revet hall    in
I his   ml \     Mow   1   -mmest    we
ih.e ih.   i ,i,;f of the py mnasium.
True we .vmildu'l lie able lo
u w it uhi le we are a II here,
i nil Wc si III laiv .■ our mu;i I ier
Jest   ihml,   nf   ;;,,.   money   We
V. i I I    SaV'O      pi';.,.'' |o;p ;,,     ,tl}    n;;di i
,a,eeuee   jiiil   '1 i i I'l    ! 111. \T! all P
V. e \    1 lie   -,.ii!i  ;   oi i   i i ie   h'V'it in .;
oi ho owe will a'.. U'. a' cos I
i i,oa , i im, I."', m ■'" ihml look
ills ,   \ mi'.l   i        m   ia-   v ■:.,'   i hai
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i.i    I       i ■'    el-.       a',. I  M. om, v       hl'.eci
Scrap Both Pools
Editor, The Ubyssey:
Ke the pool controversy:
It would appear that students
arc faced with the choice of
accepting one of two alternatives i.e. either roofing the pre-
sen pool, or building a smaller
roofed  pool.
Both sides in the great controversy seem to take it for granted that a pool of one kind or
another is needed. At the risk
ot bei n.q called a crank, I
should like to ask the question,
Why do we need a pool at all'.'
Thc basic purpose of a university is lo give students the op
p. id unity lo acciuiiv knowledge
and it is hardly in keeping
with tins high ideal to spend
thru i'i!id money on such non-
intellectn.nl projects as the con-
.-Inici ion and use of swimming
'My   proposal  is (hat:
a; we dn not build a second
b! we do not root the present
c)  we scrap the present pool.
The I ilui.a would undoubtedly nrim; ';i (food price, and the
diving tmvi'i', being made of
memd (ould be sold as scrap.
In addition, thc filter and the
machinery could be disposed
of profitably. The proceeds
could then be applied towards
Lie enlist ruction of a new wing
10 the   library.   Some   suitable
11 m   cnulii   be   be   found  for   tilt1
rcsullliiy,  hole in  ihe ground.
'I iieref, ire, 1 won Id suggest
Mi;.! students, al the General
Meel iiiy., shoe Id remember that
! tie el. vat ion nf the mind and
sp:ri< is nf much greater impure.nee than  Lie immersion of
the   body   in  a   larva'  roofed or
;,: •    ;      '■■ 'v.    nf    a elm'.
Or mm Miller,
iird   Law. Friday, March 18, 1955
Page Three
the Varsity Launderette. Up to
9 lbs. completely processed foi
75c. Special student rates for
small lots. Across from Varsity
Theatre. AL. 2210.
* *      *
uate students—Your work a
specialty with us, also University typing of all kinds. Competent work, campus rates.
Eloise Street. AL. 0655-R. Just
off the campus.
* *      *
aration to exams 110, 120, 210,
220. Reasonable rates. AL
* *      *
Electric typewriter. Carbon
paper and ribbons generously
used. Accurate work. Mrs. F.
M. Gow. 4456 West 10th Ave.,
ALma 3682.
*      *      *
work required by local newspaper. Commission basis. In
and out of town, For further information apply to W. J. Don-
oghue, National Employment
Service, Hut 6, on Tuesday or
Thursday afternoons.
mp ep %Tp
onable. CE. 1463 between 5-7
UBC-The Pride Of
Mt. Everest, Mexico
So you wonder why postal clerks go grey. .
The University of British Columbia, USA, situated on
Australia's beautiful "Grey's Point" would never receive aH
its mail if the postal departments of the world did not refer to
the trial and error process of distributing letters.
Posted in the Periodical Room
and  composition.
CE. 1463. Between 5-7 p.m.
*      *      *
theses, essays and papers typed.
Reasonable. KE. 6089L.
wp ep ep
who turned in my change purse
to the main desk of the library,
please phone me at AL. 3673R.
t*V rft 9ft
Tuesday, March 14th. If found
please phone Stan at AL.
1406L. Reward. Engraved "Anthony King Wooster."
* * *
topcoat, March 1. Probably in
Memorial gym of elsewhere on j
ep ep ep
lication.s Offices. Drop around
and   describe.
Facelift Old
Pool Some'
Worry not your pretty heads
over the low level of swamp
water in the pool. 'Tis nothing
but a check says Athletic director Bob Osborne.
Tis nought, he said again, but
builders, Marwell and Paddock
checking valves in preparation
for summer's polar bears.
Style conscious Bob wanted
in the beginning a pretty color
mixed with the concrete. This,
he says may still be done if he
has his way. |
Something only an Engineer
would understand is being done
to the west end of the pool. This,
said Osborne, U nought but a
minor facelifting to strengthen
something only an Engineer
would know about.
So go back to your books and
dwell  no more  on this daring
revelation for all is well and you ! bla?"    Someone
shall once again be splashing In  Washington   had
the old sump hole soon.   ■
UN Offers
In New York
United Nations Interneships
valued at $340 are available for
application until April 23 for an
eight-week course in New York
United Nations Headquarters beginning July 8.
The purpose of the program
for which graduates and full-
standing undergraduates are eligible, is to provide a working
study of the organization of the
U.N. through practical assignments  in   the  immediate field.
Accommodations for student
internes in New York will be
provided at International House,
and maximum social and educational contacts will be made av-
of the UBC library are many hu-
merous and unbelievable specimens of envelopes addressed (ln
all earnestness) to the university.
UBC was highly honored by
this address from Singapore:
"National Canadian University,
Canada;" and highly insulted by
a letter from Shanghai addressed "British Columbia University
Vancouver, England."
From Cuba came this monstrosity: "UBC Bio-Medical Library; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, USA." and from
Madrid: "University of British
Columbia,, Vancouver-Alberta;
Canada and Newfoundland."
Our well-informed neighbours
to the south arc responsible for
many of the blunders. The U.S.
Department of the Interior in
Washington, D.C. sent this address: "The University; Manchester, Victoria, Canada." Also
from Washington came, "Yale
University, Yale, B.C." and
"UBC, Manitoba, British Columbia."
Have you ever heard tell of
"Klink University of Colum-
in Pullman,
One address
from New York read, "University of British Columbia; Halifax, Nova Scotia," and another
"UBC, Columbia, S. Carolina;
A friend from Toronto apparently believed the promised
CPR had never come to British
Columbia. He addressed his letter, "UBC, Vancouver, B.C.,
Even a well known Vancouver
firm sent this horror, "John
Ridington, Esq., Librarian, B.C."
But never fear; the mall must
go through — even to this remote corner of the earth.
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Students interested in the
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radio, film, research work, and
various types of public relations
and liaison work.
Internes will be assigned to
posts in almost all sections of
the Secretariat where they will
render professional assistance to
United Nations Staff Members
in accordance with their personal aptitudes and experience.
Iflamed  £tu4en U
Can Save Money
Students in Acadia Camp Trailer Camp
will  have approximately
15   trailers  lor sale
ready for occupancy May 1
Prices rsmjje from $250 to 82001)
[''nrnished   and   partially   furnished
Inquire al  21il0  Pearkcs  Honi!,  Acadia  Camp
or phone A!.ma OOltS
See   or   phone
I). Mm Donald, Trailer K Iv. Pollock, Trailer 12
V. Christie. Trailer 2 (J. Tollturst, Trailer 6
COTC Names
Four Cadets
For Germany
Four members of the university's COTC unit will sec Germany this summer in manoeu-
vers with Canada's active units.
The four cadets: 2nd Lt. M.
M. De Woerdt: law 2nd Lt. J.
J. Lowen: App. Sc, 2nd Lt. C.
T. N. Hadwen Arts, and Officer
Cadet D. P. Harrisoji: Arts, were
among seventy-five from other
Canadian universities.
They are chosen on their academic standing and on their
work in the unit. This is their
last year with the COTC.
Each man will be assigned to
a special unit dependent on the
branch they have specialized in.
Majlr Hartling, Resident Staff
Officer of the COTC unit said it
would be an invaluable experience for them whether they continued with the army or not.
They will leave immediately
after exams and will remain in
Germany approximately four
{Jja ^uqqsud
..It's Worth It
"NO DAD, he's not climbing through th e roof, he's only putting on pink paint." 9<6
that as it may, the above totally irrelevant photo is printed for no other reason than to'
inform the non-oyster-hoisting crowd that the Brock is progressing and will open April l;j
with a house-warming party. .(
Brock   Lounge   To   Reopen,
Complete With Pink Portali
Persimmon pink doors of
the almost completely redecorated Brock Lounge announce
the readiness of the spacious,
haven to fulfill its familiar
function  on  campus.
Students and sitters temporarily displaced by the untimely fire of last term will
be able to resume their interrupted activities by the end of
next week.
The  face-lifting  operation
in  progress since December,
has been frequently delayed
by roof and wall construction.
Aside from the innovation
of pink doors, the interior decoration of the Lounge will
be much the same as in pre-
fire days.
Furniture of an ultra-modern design will replace old
Brock furniture now distrib
uted among the various club'
rooms oh campus. '„"■
The reconstructed BrocW
Hall will be officially opened
April 1st with a mammoth
Housewarming party, sponsored by Radsoc.
Five major questions will
confront students Friday at
the annual spring general
meeting of the Alma Mater Society in the Armory.
Should AMS fees be raised
by $2 to increase the athletic
budget and provide every
student with an athletic card?
Should the AMS contribute
$100,000 to campus swimming
Should USC be given veto
power over Student Council
Should the rowing team be
given $3000 to help pay its
way to the Henley Regatta in
England this summer?
Should the fall general
meeting be abolished, and the
other Student Council constitutional revisions proposed
by Student Council be approved?
GM Offers $150,000
To Canadian Students
General Motors of Canada today announced a program of
support to higher education under which 25 university scholar*
ships will be  awarded annually to  outstanding  Canadian
" " students.
William A. Wecker, president
and general manager of the Cottv
pany disclosed that his fl*m
and six other GM units in C*tl>
ada would jointly sponso* tfie
new $150,000 annual prog?«m
of four-year scholarships to liu*
dents and grants in 14 Universities in nine provinces.
The number of scholarship!
awarded by the respective universities will range from one to
three per year, or when the plan
is in full operation, from leur
to twelve. The first -25 will be
awarded for this Fall's classes.
When the plan is in full operation 100 university scholarships
will be outstanding.
"The plan is similar to a program of financial aid to higher
education recently announced by
General Motors in the United
States," Mr. Wecker said.
The selection of the 14 universities is based on a formula
which takes into account the
number of graduates employed
by GM in Canada. Universities
will award the scholarships to
students of their choosing. Only
qualifications are that he recipients be outstandingt scholastic-
ally and in leadership qualities,
and that they need assistance.
Mr,   Wecker  stated   that   the
awards will range ''up to $2000
. . uni       anmiall.v depending upon de«l-
It was buried last week in the sands ol Spanish Banks. ' onstrated need of thc student."
There was no weeping. The schools will receive grantis-
Suggestions for a new name i in-aid amounting to $500 mini-
for a magazine which will be! mum annually per student *|to
produced next year are now be-; help defray operating cpsts of
ing solicited. jlhe university. }
This new magazine will run; "We believe the program be-
fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, t ing initiated by General Motors
The name Siwash, which was ; interests in Canada will cental-
picked last year, is felt to bejbute importantly to maintaining
inappropriate. It is a derivative , and improving thc quality at
for the French word "savage." I education in our country," de*
And any student with enough j clared Mr. Wecker. ;'We hope it
initiative to think up a new (will attract outstanding yoUtyg
name for the ill-fated magazine  men  and   women  who will tbe
Artists  To
Appear  On
Four prominent Canadian
theatrical and literary personalities: Lister Sinclair, Joy Coghill, Eric Nicol and Andro Van
Gyseghcm, will take an active
part in the theatre conference
and drama workshop, Saturday,
March 19.
Held in connection with the
B.C. Regional Dominion Drama
Festival, the conference in Arts
100 will feature a panel discussion on the theatre Saturday afternoon, following a "problem
session" Saturday morning.
A talk by Lister Sinclair on
"Canadian Theatre" is also a
feature of the program which
will be conducted from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m.
Admission to the conference
is  one dollar.
Siwash  Needs  New Name
-Old    One    Inappropriate
Siwash, the campus literary-humorist magazine, is dead.
FROM $10.00
Complete with Sheets and
Clarke & Stuart
Co. Ltd.
SS0 Seymour St. Vancouver
would be well advised to come
down to thc Pub offices.
Out  of pure  desperation   we
might make him editor of it.
able to make substantial contributions in many fields to the Security and progress of Canada
and the world.
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4349 West 10th Ave. AL. 324S Page Four
Friday, March 18, 1955
Combined Talent Of Blues
Too Much For UBC Ruggers
AIL JOI* hafids for ring
JJTOund the <rosey. UBC's Bob
Agerftrd and Ht 'Kinney and
Oxford-Cambridge's Peter Al-
laway spread arms and hands
to form a circle around touring scrum-half Dick Umbers
(with ball). Umbers fooled
them all and snapped the ball
between his legs, a trick he
used often to advantage as the
flashy Englishmen showed too
much class for the valiant
Thunderbirds and ran up a
29-6 score.
Brian Thomas Photo
Giant-Killers Still Riding High
Half of the invitational high-
school basketball tournament
has gone, only four teams are
left this morning with hopes of
the Spauling trophy, and hope
Birds  Will  Be  Better
For Next Week's Game
UBC Thunderbirds were taught a lesson in how the game
of rugby should be played yesterday noon, by the touring Oxford-Cambridge XV, who out generaled and out-hustled the
Birds 29-6.
of a Vancouver winner of the
award has flown but the window on the wings of a resounding 41-30 lacing Alberni handed
Gladstone. *
Also out the window goes 25
cents belonging to one K. B.
Lamb, who bet with Bus Phillips that the Gladiators would
take the whole show. He bet on
The stage is set today for thc
four remaining winners. Trapp
Tech, 49-35 conquerors of Kamloops, meet upstart Prince Ru-
The  far north lads took  the
measure of Delta 28-19. The half
time score of thc ragged  game
was 12-12.
West Van, who laced Duke
of Conn;uit.:hi 35-28, meet thc
Alberni men.
In other Thursday games. Es-! DROPPED-KICKED
quimalt   made   it  one   and   one
with   a   4.1-35   win   over   Cran-
brook. Victoria High pummoled
Vancouver College 59-35.
Trail beat Queen Elizabeth
59-36. while Penticton Lakers
mauled Surrey 36-23.
For thc first half UBC was
in the game. They even scored
first, when Dave Morley made
a timely interception and set
Varsity up for a 50 yard dash to
the Blues' 15 yard line. A penalty kick for UBC saw Morley
loft a 30 yard sideline boot over
for a 3-0 lead.
Ox-Cam, who had knocked on
the door, but couldn't cross the
threshold, several times to that
point, finally made it when Bill
Lawrence crossed the left corner. Peter Davies' conversion
made it 5-3 for the visitors.
A penalty kick made it 8-3
for the Brits, and Birds were
beginning to tire at Refree Bob
Spray's half time whistle.
After the half the Blues ran
away from Varsity. Their ball-
handling, speed and field generalship were just too much for
the ever-trying Birds'. Baggaley
scored a try which Davies again
converted; 13-5.
Herbert then intercepted an
awkward Varsity pass and went
all the way for an unconverted
try and a 16-3 lead. UBC played
well on the whole, but every
error they made was exaggerated since Ox-Cam capitalized on
them all.
Plumbridge scored the first of
two tries when he broke through
and Dick Robinson converted to
put the Blues 21-3 in front. A
routine penalty kick by UBC's
Bob Morford gave the fans a
little to cheer about, and Varsitv trailed 21-6.
The Varsity badminton team
officially won the city B
league Wednesday night when
they downed Racquets Club
8-4. Captain Ken Noble was
presented with thc cup.
The C team has won their
league with an undefeated record and will now playoff the
winners of the other division
of their league.
Badminton will henceforth
be held only Sundays in the
girls' gyrn.
Peter Davies drop-kicked for
a pretty three points, (his toe
made a total of 10 points), and
the English "team was 24-6 in
front. Plumbridge, on the last
play of the day, squeezed over
for a try which Robinson converted and the score rested 29-6.
The game can best be summed up in the words of Gord
Newhouse, one of the all-time
greats of Victoria indoor sports,
when he observed. ". . % those
English lads have turned a game
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UP AND AT EM. Penticton and Surrey battle it out
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—Brian Thomas Photo
Soccer   Birds   Looking
Toward   Provincial  Cup
The soce'er Thunderbirds will be standing on the thresh-
hold of better things this weekend when tbey meel Richmond
Legions in the game that will put them in or out of the Provincial cup.
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Still smarting from  their  unfortunate double loss last  week
to    Pilseners   and   Seattle,    the
Birds will  be making their sec
ond  appearance on TV.
A win against the Legion will
advance Birds into Provincial
Cup play next Saturday against
the  North   Shore  club
Chiefs,   happs   holders   ol   the
Lloyd Cup, won hist week from
Victoria College,  will  be  idle.
There will be a film shown
in tho gym al f>;2(.) Thursday in
room 212. All interested are wel-
i nme.
pocket, the Bints are a sale bet
< \ er l,e;;ion, Sav somelllillg like
a   score   oi   ol,
for   the   record,   if   you
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Standard, Vanguard & Triumph Sports Cars
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master craftsman!"
It was not that UBC was poor,
but that Ox-Cam were superlative. For Varsity Rajah Kron-
quist's kicking, the Newt's running, and Joe Warnock's grit
stood out. Ted Hunt too, turned
in an exceptional game.
For England it was their
'three line that particularly
caught attention; they can pass
incredibly fast and surely, and
are as tough as* bitten naib —
or Acadia peanut-butter sandwiches. Peter Davies stood out,
as did Plumbridge's elusive running, for the tourists.
Next game for Varsity is
Thursday the 24th, when their
All-Time, all-everything squad,
meets the Blues.
Thc Lower Mainland Grasshockey Association has announced the playoff draw, to
start March 26.
Unfortunately UBC and
Varsity, who have both recently been showing marked ten-
tendencies toward the championship, after a mid season
slump, will meet each other
in thc first game. The teams
play a friendly game this Saturday.
There is a good chance of
thc final, whilh will probably
feature Varsity and Cardinals,
being televised.
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Thc best start ou the road to'success
is a savings account
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