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The Daily Ubyssey Jan 11, 1949

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. more night life for "40
• • . he's given up
. . . less caf coffee
. . he'll  listen  to  profs
.  .  .  no   resolve  at   all
. eiittin' down on cussin'
Even Best Resolutions Doomed, Psychologist Says
You're foolish to think you'll ever
keep those New Year's resolutions.
So says Dean S. N. F. Chant, head
of the department of psychology.
But UBC students go right on
promising themselves' "not to"—and
go right on breaking their firm promises.
New Year's resolutions are really
harmless,   though,   the   psychology
professor says, and are "manifestations of discontent—with some aspect
of conduct during former years."
Resolutions are usually not nc.
companied, however by much
thought as to how they can be kept,
he says.
UBC students fit into the Dean's
picture perfectly.
One reason for making resolutions,
as explained by Joe Zokol, second
year Arts student, is "disgust with
the morbidity of everyday life."
Upon investigation, quite a crop of
broken and unbroken resolutions
were revealed. Significantly a large
number of women refused to divulge thc aspirations of their hearts.
Amongst the expected "I will hop
en the wagon and get down to
work" answers were several gems,
such  as the following.
"Cuttin' down on cussin' " was one
resolution   determined    by    second
year   Arts  student  Ted   Allen,   and
.subseo,uently broken.
Arlene Nimmons, a pianist in
fourth year Arts, startled us with a
hasty statement that she needed no
resolutions; after a moment's consideration she decided that perhaps
the expression "old bag" had been
too prominent in her everyday voc
Beverley Burley, president of Alpha Phi sorority, and last year's Fall
Ball Queen, now in fourth year
Phys Ed, said: "1 resolve to stop
lilchin' fags and drink le.s.s so-called
caf  coffee."   Resolution   broken.
Bob Brown, third year Arts student
.■■aid that "in future when I think
up some corny joke I'll just think."
He  also  expressed  a  desire to see
more night life.
Fill Crawford shadowed by a
column of sin incurred by member*
ship in last year's circle of Jokers,
.'creamed one word "Stop"—meaning no doubt that he would prefer
to be left alone with his misdeeds.
Bettie Brydon, first year Arts, gave
a similar reply "No , . .", and Jon
Gray, also of first year Arts, decided
(hat thc time has come to cast aside
his inhibitions and assert himself. '
The Daily Ubyssey
No. 45
Student Vets Take Up
Slack Left By DVA
One Dollar From Each DVA Student
For European Scholarship Plan
Student-veterans will be asked next month to take up
the slack in UBC's German exchange scholarship plan resulting
from the failure of the Department of Veterans' Affairs to pay
their contributions.
Alma Mater Society officials stated
yesterday the veterans will be given
nn opportunity to make their own
contributions of one dollar each at
the- pay parade on February 4 and Ii.
AMS President Dave Brousson expressed "every confidence that' the
veterans will back up their unanimous vote at tlie student general
meeting and fulfill their moral obligation."
Non-veteran students will pay the
exfra dollar .this month with their
second term fees.
The levy was approved at thc regular' AMS general meeting last term,
in  support   of  a  plan  conceived   by
students Cliff Greer and Gregory
Belkov. The plan will provide four
scholarships of $1,">00 each to enable
German students to come to UBC for
one year,
Inability of DVA i'o pay the contributions on behalf of veteran .students
was slue to the fact that the increase
iu fees was not voted by the .student's
or approved by the Board of Governors until the middle of the fall term,
and was not in the University calendar.
Unless the vet's "divvy up" themselves the scholarship plan will be
£.'1500 short of the anticipated $7500
Membership Cut Near As
USC Charged'Unworkable'
Undergraduate Societies Committee
was termed "unworkable" by chairman Dave Williams yesterday following a listless debate on USC policy.
Williams suggested a drastic reduction in size of the organization with
representation limited to two persons
from each faculty with votes weighted
according to the number of people
With less than 20 of its B0 members
present the committee shelved the
proposal until the engineers had completed a revised USC constitution
which includes ''far reaching changes".
Engineering representatives refuser!
to unwrap the new constitution until
next week but promised it "will
affect the whole student  body".
Treasurer Paul Plain' came under
lire from one member who had been
given the "brush-off" when he offered
the treasurer the assistance of USC's
finance   committee   last   summer.
Reason I'or the continuant'" of USC
was found in Iheir plans I'or Open
Open [louse committee chairman
Bob Currie outlined the faculty plans
'.'.•ir Open House, including a mooi
court demonstration by the Law faculty and statistical displa> from the
C.imnici co   licp.u Itiieul
Students Snap Up
Edition Written
By Ex-Pubsters
Eager students snapped up almost
tho entire supply of The Publications
Board supply of special Daily Ubyssey
thirtieth anniversary editions Thursday.
An extra press run of the 16-page
edition, written and produced by ox-
pubsters, is nn hand to meet the large
demand, A few copies still remain and
are on sale for 10 cents.
Copies ready for mailing with postage prepaid are also available I'or the
.-nine price.
Results of the McGoun Cup
tryouts to choose candidates
for UBC Debating team were
.mnounced   by   Parliamentary
forum officials last night.
Sludents-who will represent
the University in debating
across Canada are Don Lanskail, Jim Sutherland, Al Fraser
and Kim (Irani. All are Law
TORONTO, Ont. (CUP)-SUulents
down Toronto way arc having a hard
time with the power shortage.
One ot the more brilliant students
showed up nt lectures one day with a
burning candle.
When asked by thc professor to
douse thc light, hc remarked, "I just
wanted to brighten up thc lecture."
'Tween Closses
easures  insure
Honest7 AMS Elections
Radsoc Meets In
Men's Club Room
There will be a meeting of all
Radio Society members in the
Men's Club Room, Brock Hall,
at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11.
Plans and details for future,
productions will be thoroughly
discussed. All members who
are definitely, sincerely interested in working for the Society
are asked to attend. They will
be required to specify time
available for their part of the
work, if necessary. This is in
the style of a "pep" meeting,
and pep we need. We plead:
Radsoc members come—ready
to work!
Winners of scholarships and bursaries (except special bursaries and
Dominion-Provincial Youth Training
bursaries) should call at the Registrar's Office for their scholarship
cards. These should be signed bv
their instructors and returned to the
Bursar's Ofl'iee. so thai cheques may
be  issued.
Mr. P, N. Daykin anti  Lt. Com. C.
A. MacDonald will address a meeting
of the Royal Astronomical Society  to
rlay af 8 p.m. in Physics 202,
Mr. Daykin will speak on "Polish'm•<
a  Mirror".
Lt.   Com.   MacDonald   will   give   a
short   talk   on   Tides.
''Schubert's Serenade", ;i musical
I'ilin classic, will he .showing in the
Auditorium Tuesday. Jan. 11 at .1:4',
(1:00 and 8:00 p.m.   Admission 25 cents.
Montreal Students
Laying Off Alcohol
MONTREAL, Que. (CUP) -Accord-
inf.' to a note in The Georgian, shine n I paper of Sir George Williams
('.allege, Ihe Quebec VVCTU i- having
difficulty in getting oniric-; for its
(•-■say  contest   on   alcohol.
Students    must    be      ninov. I,at     ilu
.inn' in all  purls nl' lla   eounh ', ,
Under Control
Of Brousson
Two UBC organizations arc
to be strengthened by making
them dircfctly responsible to
the president of the Alma
Mater Society, Student Council
officials announced today.
In future the National Federation
of Canadian University Students Committee and the International Student
Service Committee will come under
ihe direct supervision of AMS President  Dave Brousson.
The move with regard to the
NFCUS Committee is being made in
order to maintain "UBC's traditional
place in Canada's students organizations," according  to Council  officials.
In order to implement the decisions
of thc NFCUS conference held in
Montreal last montn, to prepare for
the next conference in September,
atid to assist UBC's Jerry MacDonald,
regional vice-president, a strong and
active NFCUS committee i.s required.
Several interested students are
needed to work actively on the Committee. Anyone interested is urged
U contact Brousson in the AMS
elf ice.
Triple Check Only Precautionary
Measure Say Student Councillors
Alma Mater Society officials are making sure that UBC
students have an honest election this year.
This   year   there   will   be   a    triple
check   against   potential   election   seal-
I ers.
Students' Council insist thai this is
all   just   ,i   precautionary   measure.
"No franchise cheating has: been
brought to our attention in the past',"
says Harry Curran. public relations
officer  for  Council.
For thc first time, students will be
required to have their AMS cards
punched each time they cheek in for
a   ballot  during  elections.
The voting race will be divided
into three "laps", with voters casting
a ballot for three to six offices each
Thirteen offices will be filled in
all,  and   numbers  ,'),  5  and   7   will   be
punched   out   individually.
To further ensure no slip-ups, election workers will check names and
AMS numbers against an official list.
Also,   student   cards   should   display
a   snapshot  of   the  holder.
Voting days are February 2 for
president, treasurer and secretary of
Students' Council; Febuay 9 for Undergraduates' Societies Committee
chairman, Women's Undergraduate
Society president, Junior and Sophomore members; and February 16 for
presidents and t'reasurers of Women's
Athletic Directoate and Men's athletic Directorate, Literary and Scientific pesident. and Coordinator of
Social Activities.
Further details will bc announced
Books For Delinquents
To Combat 'Lurid Pulps'
Diespecker Opens
Radsoc Spring
Lecture Series
Dick Diespecker, Manager of
CJOR, will present the first of
tliis term's series of lectures on
various phases of radio production, sponsored by the University Radio Society.
Mr. Diespecker will speak en the
i 'i-niiliiiiil ion of the parts of radio
bni.'idoiisl.s, in the Brock Hall stage
i-Miiii on Monday, January  IT, at  la: all
The lopie will im hide divis.ens of
di'ama production, including writers,.
) reducers, technical operation, sound
i f:i cI ■ and in11 ic. wilh <• 111p! 1,1 .-• i.- en
:,-i-     aa  a, Jni.iluci   of   lla- e   , I.', 1   len .
UBC students will he asked next
week to aid in Ihe fifth 1' against, juvenile  delinquency.
A drive lo collect books for the
Juvenile Detention Home in Vancouver will he launched hy Intcr-fratcrn-
it.v Council, beginning Tuesday,' January   IH.
Object of the drive is to comha'
the bad influence ef lurid puip mazarines by providing delinquents with
'■hooks that encourage a normal altitude towards society," says drive
chairman Peter deVooghl. He is working closely with Harry Poison, an
official  of  the  Juvenile  ('0111 I.
Crime comic books and puln publications have loni; boon condemned In
educator..,   anil    psychologists    as   very
e •coi'iaiipin;  10  dehnnuencv.   Dr.   Kavi
1 1 .amir      ox-UTiC      librarian.      s p o I; 1
•ainsl   iheni   in   a   December  address.
Toronto Students
Waiting For TV
TORONTO, Ont.-At least one Ca-
nadian college is prepared for the day
when   the  ban  on   television will be
I i fied.
Kycrson Institute of Technology has
been producing experimental TV
snows for two years and piping them
1.1 Ihe Auditorium for various interested  groups.
The brand new student publication.
The Ryersoninn. also carries a pic-
lure of their tall television antenna,
by means of which programs from
New York can be picked up.
Hook-, of ,,i! kinds whici
1 \ oiiiiaslci , .-even In IT ;•
ill    be   collocled    in    roceplae
.a. red   a haa!    .'In-   a. 1111 pa
8.0. Police Find
3 Student Wallets
University Detachment of the B.C.
Police have notified the Ubyssey
that they have recovered three wallet-;  which  were stolen.
Thc names of those whose wallets
haw been found are:,George Sylvester. Victoria David and Harold Edward
P.ooih. These people may have their
Vs illela an oonlaelini; the detachment
in   lh.-  On.nl
m\ Page 2
Tuesday,    January    11,    1949
The Daily Ubyssey
Member Canadian  University  Press
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Mater   Society   of   the   University   of   British   Columbia,
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I.dilorial opinions expressed heroin ar.- those of the editorial  staff of The Daily Ubyssey  and
not  necessarily   those  of   the   Alma   Mater   Society   nor   of   the   University.
if. If, if.
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GENERAL STAFF: News Editor. Bob Cave, Novia Hebert
Features. Ray Baines; CUP Editor, Jack Masserman;
Photography Director, Ellanor Hall; Sports Editor Chuck Marshall
if* if, if,
Make-up   Editor  -   MICKEY   FYNN
Upturned Turf
Ted Rashleigh
New Laurels For UBC
UBC officials and students are being
recognized continually by governments
through selection to special commissions in
their selected fields.
This was apparent recently when Brigadier
Sherwood Lett headed an inquiry into labor
unrest in the province.
Again this last week it has come up again
with the appointment of Dr. Henry F. Angus,
head of the department of economics, political
science and sociology to the three-man Royal
Commission on National Transport.
Professor Angus' past accomplishments
have   substantiated   his   ability   which   the
government recognized when he was appointed special assistant to the Under Secretary
of State in 1945.
This ability will aid in British Columbia's
fight in the mountain differential war with
Canadan railroads. The committee, under the
chairmanship of Sen. Grey Turgeon will begin work during the summer to recommend
amendment to the Railway Act.
With his experience in preparing several
published papers on political affairs behind
him, it is certain that Prof. Angus will lend
new insight to B.C. freight and transportation
Signs of the second Semester
US   K6CP  <ETTl»J<;    ICV  titfUALKS
Fourth. Part I. Phone AL. 0565-M,
range, four new burners, side oven,
.730 or offer. 14A Westbrook Camp.
.'.">)■ two male students in quiet comfortable home with breakfast and dinner.   BA.  5577-L.
order for cash.   Phone FR. 6900.
days per week, vicinity 20th and Arbutus. Phone Bill at CE. 3926.
."8th and Main or 58th and Fraser for
8:30's every morning. Phone Olive at
FR. 5475.
to Fri. from vicinity Pt. Grey Rd. and
Alma, Route 4, 4th Ave., and N.W.
Marine Drive. BA. 1488-M. W. Nisbet
sifter  6   p.m.
co ed for 8:30's from vicinity 3rd and
Blenheim. Phone BA. 1382-fi.
Mon. to Sat. from vicinity 38th and
Dunbar. KE. 3426-R, Bob.
Cornwall or 4th Ave route, ot Balsam intersection, 8:30 lectures. Gordon Doweling, 2436 W. 1st.   CE. 4262.
December Was His Real Folly
John A. Fedwick i.s a fresh-faced young
kid from Winnipeg, about the age of the
average sophmore. Ho stood before Magistrate Mackenzie Matheson the other day and
"First offense or not. this sort of thing has
to be stopped . . . eighteen month? and 12
strokes of the lash."
Alone in the unfriendly vastness of a
big city, John Fedwick pushed 11 note at
an Orpheum Theatre cashier, made a pro-
tense of having a gun in his overcoat, and
ran like crazy down Granville Street with
$40 in his fist.
John Fedwick will be whipped at
Oakalla Prison Farm not l.ocau-c he i.s a dangerous criminal or because the magistrate
thought him n menace to society, lor according to evidence this was his first offense. He
will be whipped because he happened to be
foolish in the month of December.
John Fedwick's crime wa.s not so much
that he robbed the Orpheum Theatre of S40,
but rather that he robbed it at a time when
the newspapers were screaming of Vancouver's "winter crime wave." It will take a
masterful social worker to explain to John
Fedwick, in 18 months a young man ripe for
crime, that society was merely using his
bared back to inscribe a warning to other
potential criminals and that if he had robbed
in August instead of December he wouldn't
have been lashed at all.
A UBC psychology professor says: "We
have lashed and whipped and bludgeoned
and hanged from the beginning of time, yet
we still seem to have crime."
The whipping of John Fedwick, and
several other young men as foolish as he,
seems to have stemmed the "crime wave."
Others were no doubt discouraged from
following their course, but it seems all vcy
prinuitive to sacrifice the potentialities of a
young life to save the Orpheum Theatre from
another S-10 robbery.
The whole problem is one which students
must face eventually as citizens and one which
groups like the Parliamentary Forum might
mull   right   now.
letters to the editor
L. M. Tetlock, 1977 West 3rd. Reward.
rority pin. Peggy Fitzpatrick. AL.
Ihe Airforce raincoat from the Electrical Bldg. please return it to Lost
and Found or phone BA. 4013-M.
pered glass case. Leave at Lost' and
Found or phone Mary at PA. 2071,
Finder please phone KE. 1905-R or re-
tin ri to Lost and Found.
'.caking club <n Tues. at 12:30 in
Hut M8.   Now members most welcome.
MMl at 12:30, New members' welcome,
the Slavonic Circle. M. Edwards will
: peak on "The Influence of Religion
In Russia". Non-members welcome.
."i:30, Brock Theatre room, Thurs.. Jan.
Cub will hold the first of its weekly
meetings Thurs. noon hour in Hut 04,
Running shoes or stocking feet must
bo   worn.    Everyone   welcome.
holding practices every Friday evening at 6:45 in Ihe Armouries. Members  turn  out  promptly.
Jan. 13 in HL3 at 12:30. All members
should attend to plan spring program
of tournaments, skating. Baker invasion,  spring masquerade,  etc.
The Children's Hour
Don't, look now, but that stiffening body
lying across your feet is nothing but the
corpse of the Old Year.
Sprawled out that way, with clawlike
hands fixed at a rigid right angle, and black
tongue protruding from belween clenched
teeth, it i.s hard to remember that, he, too, was
once a New Year.
But he was, my dears, he was.
Conceived in drink, he let no day pass
Without dreadful excursions into vice. Exactly twelve mon tits later, hc expired at. you;'
feet, like some dreadful Dorian Grey.
Well, there Ihe wastrel lies, his gaudy
paper hat askew, paper horn under his arm.
a pulrifying corpse in a sea of wild confetti
and  crushed  paper cups.
Happy  Mew  Year, everybody.
On lh i.s cheerful nolo, your old Uncle
turns to his annual chore of besi owing Awards,
tor Excellence and Monlorious Perlormance,
based upon his All-Campus Poll, and Inlor-
Facttlly Review,
Special Gold Seal Award (male laeully)
goes once more lo Prof. Waller (lace, Dean
of Inler-Facully affaiis. This makes die
Iwelflh successive  veir  m  which  Dean Gape
ha.s won I his award. And as far as this column
i.s concerned; the Dean looks like a sure thing
to head anyone's honors list, as long as he
want.'j it.
Special Platinum Award (coffee-shop sec-
lion) goes to the Bus Station Koffee Korner.
Thi.s award is given for Conspicuous and
Outstanding Failure in the field of restaurant.
operations. Distinguished for its fleet-footed
service, the Bus Station Koffee Korner set
a new record last year in the following departments:
Average time to procure cup of coffee;
seven minutes. Average time to procure pack
oi cigarettes; seven minutes. Cleanliness rat-
in",; .ghastly In its own class, far and away
Ihe worst. Reason for continued operation:
proximity lo Ihe Bus Stop and the deeply
iu.L'.rained col lee habit. But even those may
nol be enough, in I ime
Special Bron/o Award for Year's Most
Vahanl Si niggle: lo Dr. Barnel Savery, Ph.D.
ol I he department of philosophy.
Thi.s awai'd is made in the light of the con-
llicl belween Dr. Savory's humanitarian in-
sliucl   and   Dr.  Savory's sense  of logic.
The   Daily   Ubyssey,
Brock Hall:
May I offer my congratulations on
the honours and awards won by
the Ubyssey. May I also wish you
a happy Now Year and an' interesting, exciting and not too peaceful
career for t'he next few months.
N, A. M, MacKENZlE,
University of British Columbia.
The Daily Ubyssey:
Sir—Would you please print this
short report on the silly acts of
naive and foolish fellow: namely.
On Thursday, Jan. 6, I read in a
big, fronl'-page announcement in
the Daily Ubyssey that the Players'
Club was accepting names of poisons desiring to apply for parts in
the forthcoming production of
'Twelfth  Night".
That was a really clever, really
witty, really funny announcement.
The Daily Ubyssey is io be congratulated on printing it. But I'm
afraid most people on the campus
don't get the point of it. If I can
control my uproarious laughter I'll
try to pass if on to thc unfortunate
Briefly, it is this: The annnouce-
ment was a joke. Nobody was to
take it seriously on its face value.
And above all nobody was to act
on it. You see (here's the punchline, the kickeroo) all the parts in
"Twelft'h Night" were, by mutual
agreement, reserved and parcelled
out by the Players Club to that
close-knit little clique, thc Players'
Club, months ago.
The announcement in the paper
was merely a clever and witty bit
of propaganda designed to fool the
campus-public into thinking that the
Players' Club was an equal opportunity  organization,  open   to  ovcrv-
orie on the campus with a desire to
lake part in campus dramtics, not
a minor-league "Family Compact'"
dedicated to putting on mediocre
dramas and keeping out outsiders.
As I said, I am a naive, gullible,
foolish adle-pate. After reading the
Players' Club announcement I (in
my supreme innocence) clambered
up to the Green Room and asked
for a tryout.
Well sir, I have never seen such
an astounded look as came over the
faces of them there play-artists in
'.he Green Room. Sheer, stark disbelief was written on their pans
t in capital letters, yet). After reviving three female artists who had
fainted 'in the manner that Sarah
Bernhardt' perfected), I asked one
of the Poor-Mans Laurence Oliviers
what all the to-do was about. His
answer, complete with flourishing
gestures and Academy Award win-
ring grimaces, amounted to the following.   Viz.:
"Rahly, my good fellow, don't be
absurd, all the pahts are taken. But
you may be useful shift'ing scenery.''
This unsavoury interview took
place just 20 hours after I read the
announcement in the Daily Ubyssey.
Fast easting I calls it. Sounds fishy
a'   me.
I really regret that I had no opportunity i'o try out for a part; I
am quite sure that the part of Sir
Horrendous Belch in "Twelfth
Night" was written for me. not for
some  squeaky-voiced  milk-sop.
Why. I have had years of experience being a drunk. I Belch loved
thc bottle). I played the lead in
ihe "Drunkard" every year at the
Reform School. I played the part
of the whiskey bottle th; t Ray
Milland stashed away in the chandelier in "The Lost Weekend", and
I was two cocktail glasses in
"Smashup". That's not to mention
a Command Performance before a
Police Magistrate in which I danced
the quadrille with the two-headed
barmaid I had brought with me.
I'd like to accept the Players'
Club's fine offer to be a scenery-
mover, but I have had a weak back
ever since the time I fell down a
bootlegger's back stairs.
Yours truly,
P.S.—I can't stop laughing. That
Players Club shore is a collective
card.   Yak, yak, yak.
The   Editor,
Thc Daily Ubyssey;
Sir—I have bought and read a
copy of the Thunderbird. While
there is no question of the literary
merit of the contributions I was
somewhat aghasi' at some of the contents.
Reading between the lines of some
of the mor^ innocent appearing
contributions, I have been forced
to the conclusion that there are unscrupulous individuals among us
who are not averse to besmirching
the fair name of literature for their
own   prurient   purposes.
Surely enjoyable stories could be
written without some of the indecencies and obscurities that a
careful and critical reader can easily
find   there.
In all sinceritv. Mr. Editor, could
you put such a publication info the
hands of your growing son or
daughter, safe in the knowledge that
they would find in it the whole-
seme and inspiring publication that
it   should  be?
The publication of this issue forces
us to consider seriously the differences between freedom and licence.
Any right-thinking reader would, I
am sure, agree with me that the
fifrther sale of this type of literature should be prohibited on the
ompus Just sec how far yoj \vo"!d
get' with public sales. We may be
thankful that there are law? and
authorities to deal with things like
this for the protection of the general public.
T.   A.   WYLIE.
3rd  Year  Arts.
The humanitarian instinct emerged winner.
This wa.s established (and the Bronze
Award won) when Dr. S. appeared upon the
stage of the Auditorium as a witness in the
case of Gordon Martin vs. The Benchers of thj-
Law Society, and solemnly intoned:
"They could have barred him for the
color of his eyes, or the color of his hair. . . "
"They" meaning the Benchers; and "him,"
meaning Martin.
Considering the implications of this statement, and its applicability to the situation
at hand, the Award Committee felt that it
was worthy of recognition.
For, in saying "they could have barred
him. for the color of his eyes, or the color of
his hair," the good Dr. S. said nothing at all.
In the absence of any statutory provision prohibiting the refusal of an applicant on pigmentary grounds, of course, it is technically
possible that the Benchers or any other body
might refuse such an application for just such
a silly reason.
Just as (in the absence of express provision) the Registrar might choose to invoke
color ol hair a.s a reason for refusing to admit
some foppel  into  1st year Arts.
Or just  a.s a streetcar conduclor   (in the
absence of express provision) might refuse
to take your ticket because your locks were
thick and bro^vn, and his were grey and
But, because men of good sense rarely even
consider that as a possibility, this constitutional safeguard was somehow ommitted from
from the "Legal Professions Act."
And if the good Dr. S. was serious in his
remark, (and not stooping to an un-Ph.D.
form of demagoguery) then the good Dr. S.
should have recommended that the resolution which was forwarded to the Legislature from the Martin Mass Meeting, should
include a provision that "no one shall be refused admission to the Society by reason of
the color of his hail', or of his eyes, or the
absence of color thereof. ..."
it hardly need be recorded, now, that the
Benchers did not refuse Martin because of
the color of his hair or the color of his eyes.
Nor need it be recorded that they never considered doing so. Not that any man in his
right mind would give serious attention to
the idea.
Remarkable, where one's humanitarian
instincts can lead one. I.s it  not?
Failing all else, lo the Special Bronze
fc Tuesday,    January    11,    1949
Page 3
Meetings at the University of British Columbia are in
for their annual invasion when candidates for student
office appeal for votes at the end of the month.
Preparing for February's elections for presidential
and treasural posts Chick Turner, co-ordinator of activities,
has announced that all noon meetings on January 31 will
be cancelled in favor of election speeches.
Meetings scheduled for February 7 and 14 have been
set aside to make way for candidates campaigning for other
council positions.
'Heroic Deed7 Say Chinese
Of CCF Arms Ship Picket
Action of UBC students in picketing j    In his letter Liao accuses the Ameri-
an  arms ship  to  China last fall  was (tan   government   of   intervention   in
lauded as a "heroic deed" by Chang I lhe   Chinese   war   imd   warnwl   ll»at
,»..,„        "the   death  knell   of   Chiang   is   toll-
Liao,   director   of   the   National   Students' Federation of China in a letter
Council Aspirants Meet
To Argue Election Money
Persons seeking positions on 1949 Students Council will
have their campaign money decided upon at a meeting of the
candidates with the elections committee.
Motion was introduced by treasurer
to the CCF Club yesterday.
the Chinese war and warned
"the death knell of Chiang is
"One   of   the   big   lackeys   of   the
American imperialism is going to fall.
Liao "saluted" the democratic youth I The Chinese people will stand up as
et Canada whose determined action
once again showed that the reactionary attempts trying to bolster up the
moribund Chiang Kai Shek regime
would be crushed."
Diefenbaker Talk
Off Wednesday As
Convention Calls
John Diefenbaker, fiery lawyer and leading figure in Progressive - Conservative party,
will not appear on the campus
Wednesday, as was previously
Officials of the Student Progressive-
Conservative Club at this university
announce that a telegram has been
received from Mr. Diefenbaker stating that a change of plans will make
it impossible for him to appear at
The Progressive-Conservative M.P. it
is learned, has been asked to attend
an important part'y convention in the
interior, and "regretfully'' states that
he must forego his engagement here.
There is some possibility that Mr.
Diefenbaker may be able to accept
an invitat'ion to address .students at
a later date, campus Tories state, but
this will depend upon his future
sneaking itinerary and the imminence
of the resumption of sessions of t,he
House  of  Commons,
Film Society Adds
Novelty Feature
To Saturday Dance
"Dancing in the Dark" will be featured by thc Film Society at the
basketball dance, in Brock Hall on
Film Society officials explain the
novelty lighting effect t'o he introduced Saturday as "dark, bul, you
can still see". Total darkness is not
essential for the projection of films,
they say.
The club has previously held private parties at which the novelty has
been featured, but this'is the first
public   dance   of   its   kind.
Pictures of such bands at Fats
Waller and musical entertainers such
,r. thc Ink Spot's, the Mills Brothers
and the Andrew Sisters will be focused on a screen at the north end
'.(' Brock Hall while the sound track
of the film plays music by the differ-
i nd   artists.
The dance will begin at 9:0(1 p.m.,
and in all other respects is a regular
basket'ball hop.
Courtesy Service
24  Hours
Metered Rales To And From
UBC Area
10th & Sasamat
AL. 2400     AL 2400
a giant in the East and the people's
front of the world will be thus greatly
reinforced. Let us look forward for
closer coordination against war "rid
for the right's of the young people."
Players Club Calls
For New Recruits
Depleted by graduations last spring,
Players Club officials arc in desperate need of students interested in
stage crew work.
Previous experience is not necessary. Scenery for the forthcoming
soring production "Twelfth Night"
has i'o be constructed, and those interested are asked to contact Angus
Smith in the scenery shop behind thc
armories this week.
SCM Sponsors
Negro Speaker
A renowned Negro speaker will visit
Ihe campus during University Christian Mission week, January 23 to
January 28. Student Christian Movement will sponsor the event'.
Rev. James Robinson, winner of the
American Two Friends award for outstanding work in interracial affairs.
sUll deliver a series of lectures during the week. He is famous as one
of the great leaders of thc Negro
people, and founder of Thc Church of
Our Master in New Yok City.
Bishop Stephen Bayns of Olympia,
Wash., will also speak. Theme of thc
week will be ''Religion and Life".
Army Offers
The Canadian Army has a
certain number of vacancies for
summer employment with the
Active Army for officers who
are at present on strength of the
Reserve Force or tha Supplementary Reserve.
These officers will be employed
ar, elementary instructors in the practical phase of the COTC training, instructors for recruit training at Corps
Schools, instructors on certain courses
at Corps and Command Camps and
"in job" training to release Active
Fcrce  officers  and  instructors.
Preference will be given to those
who have completed thc qualification
for Captain, but those with lieutenant's qualifications are also eligible.
Provision is being made for the period
ef employment to extend up to five
months   under   certain   conditions.
For complete details those interested should at once enquire at t'he
campus orderly room of the COTC located in the University Armouries,
Still Alive
Paul Plant who will be a committee
member. He will replace Alex Freeman.
Members of the committee tire now
Ian Mackenzie, John Turner,* Dave
Brousson, Helen Lindsay, Nancy Davidson and Paul Plant,
Committee also decided that names
of the candidates will be placed on
the ballots in an order decided by
drawing lots. Padlocks will also be
purchased for the ballot boxes,
Candidates who wish to mass-produce posters will have to have them
(pproved by the elections committee
this year also. Committee called attention to Article V of the AMS Code
in this regard.
Candidates for election will meet
with election committee at 12:30 p.m,
the day following the close of nominations  in  each  election.
Going to England next summer?
Two ex-army officers, at present studying engineering
at London University plan to hitchhike through Canada
next summer and want two Canadian students to take their
place on the ship when1 it reaches Canada.
Shipping lines refuse to engage crews for one trip only
and insist on persons making the round trip. Stipulation
applies to Canadian ships as well.
Persons interested in switching places should contact
Peter M. Lind, Hamstone House, St. George Hill, Wey-
Recruits Keep
Mamooks Going
Campaign of the Mamooks for new
members to bolster the club':; active
participation in campus life has
brought in about 10 new handy-men.
However, club officials say there
will still be a hearty welcome for
prospective  poster  painters.
Mamooks' constitution was suspended for a short time last November by
Students' Council following complaint's that the club was not rendcr-
li'.5< adequate service. However, the
suspension was lifted a few days
later pending reorganization of the
Mamooks in thc spring term.
An appeal for new members was
issued last week by Bee Johnson,
president of the Mamooks. Unless
sufficient volunteers were forthcoming tlie club would have to curtail
its activities,  she said.
Students interested in helping with
odd jobs around the campus should
inquire in thc basement, south end
of Brock Hall. Special classes will be
held for those interested in painting.
This Week
12:30  UN  Club  presents  Henry  Kemp,  Arts  100
12:30 Civil Engineering presents Fred Joplin AS 204
* Wednesday
12:30 CCF presents H. Cargrave Arts 100
12:30 Liberal Club presents Premier Johnson  And.
8:00 Society of Microbiologists—Dance Brock
8:30 Commerce—Hucksters Prom Commodore
3:30 Vancouver Symphony Orchestra 25c ad. Armories
7:00 Mussoc Ticket Banquet Brock
8:00 Basketball — Thunderbirds vs Eastern Wash. Gym
8:00 Basketball — Thunderbirds vs Eastern Wash. Gym
8:30 Film Society Screen Dance Brock
C. 0. T. C.
Applications are being accepted until
15 January for appointment to the Uni -
versity of British Columbia Contingent
of   the   Canadian   Officers'   Training
University   Armouries  Orderly  Room
Students Demand
Of N.B. Police
(CUP)—-Action by Fredericton city police in arresting a
University of New Brunswick
student has aroused considerable anger here.
The student, a married vet, left his
apartment for a short walk to clear
hi'- head after studying late.
After walking a few blocks, he was
accosted by Fredericton police who
took him to the police station.
When asked for identification, thc
student requested that t'he police get
in touch with a dean at the University, who would identify him.
When they refused to do this, ho
asked that they at' least notify his
wife, who wa.s expecting a baby within the week, so that she would not
worry at his absence.
This the police also refused lo do,
;.nd locked him in a cell. It was
af'er eleven thc next morning before
they saw fit to release him.
NFCUS Shows Need
Of Radio School
With an eye to keeping Canadian
radio talent from crossing the border
to greener fields in .the U.S., the
National Federation of Canadian Students last week passed a resolution
proposed by the McGill Radio Committee emphasizing the need of a
Canadian  School of Radio.
The McGill Radio Committee, which
will do the initial paper work for the
project suggested that NFCUS join
with the National Conference of Canadian Universities in establishing the
School. Government grants will aid
the school which will be at a central
university in a well developed radio
Rebroadcast of Red
Dean Talk Friday
The speech made recently by Hewlett Johnson. Dean of Canterbury, will
be rebroadcast over the campus network this Friday at 12:45.
The Radio Society has decided to
do this because many of the students
were kept away from the address
because of the overcrowded condition
of  the  Auditorium,
Radio Association
Presents A. T. Holmes
The Amateur Radio Association will
present a talk on "The Electrical Calibration of Guns" by one of its members. A. T. Holmes, former captain.
P.C.A., First Cdn. Calibration Troop.
The lecture will be open lo till interested and will be held in HS 5 on
Wednesday, 12th at' 12:30.
• #
Who sells the smartest clothes in town?
What are the wishes of Marwelj Construction Co. regarding UBC?
What printer in town makes the claim
of "never losing a client"?
Where can conveniently packaged fish
and chips be purchased?
What newspaper is read by bears?
Who sells lingerie at prices lower than
the neck line?
• •
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In the QUAD and at the BUS STOP
$25 Prize Money
Camera Club To
Sponsor Salon
Af Open House
Twenty-five dollars in prize
money and an opportunity to
display their wares to visitors
during Open House week is
being offered student photographers at UBC.
A contest sponsored by the Camera
Club will accept entries in each of the
following four classes:
1. Babies and children,
2. Scenes and  still  life.
3. Sports.
4. Novelty.
Entries will be hung in the salon
sponsored by the Camera Club in the
Art Centre in t'he library. The exhibit will be a feature of the Art
Centre during Open House,
Final day for entries is February
21 Pictures submitted should have
the owner's name, address and phone
number on the back, and should be
left  in the Art' Centre.
The exhibit will also include a noncompetitive group of salon photographs.
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Tuesday,   January   11,    1949
Huskies Edge 'Birds
At Rossland Ski Meet
UBC Places
Second After
Early Lead
History was almost made by
the UBC Ski team at Rossland,
ACE PLANKMAN of the UBC ski squad is Gar Robinson who won the downhill event at the
recent intercollegiate skiing meet in Rossland. Sparked.by Robinson and Gunn, the 'Birds almost
but not quite upset the perenial winners, the Huskies from the University of Washington.
Scribes Highly Favored
Editor Tills Issue - HUGH   CAMERON
Pub Cage Stars Meet
Degenerate  Councillors
Sport fans on the campus will bc
treated to the greatest blood letting
since the shooting of Dan MeGrew
this coming Wednesday when the
ancient basketball rivalry between
the Publications Board and the
Students' Council breaks forth anew
during a noon-hour contest between
the two organizations.
Pre-game betting gives the powerful Pub crew a distinct edge over
the weakened and degenerate conn.
cillors who were rash enough to
challenge  the  scribes.
Prior to the war the meeting of
the two squads was always the highlight of the athletic calendar but
only now is the ancient contest being revived.
During the twenty-odd years that
the classics has been run off. The
Publications Board has not lost a
single match and thi.s year's coach
sports   editor    Chuck    Marshall    is
confident that his charges will onoe
again  come  through.
"We have put in a special plea to
the Red Cross and the St. John'
Ambulance Corp to stand by during
the contest," Marshall declared,
"with special massacre equipment
to care for the council casualties."
"When the game is over the floor
will probably have to be sanded to
remove tho blood stains before it
can be used again," he stated,
Meanwhile Ron Haggart, team
captain and spiritual leader of the
Pubsters had only thi.s to say, "We'll
murder da  Bums!"
While the scribes today went
about their tasks supremely confident of victory little or no comment
could be garnered from the opposition camp where Dave Brousson and
other councillors were reportedly
planning long vacations in the near
Bud Spiers, coach of the legislators
team after successfully dodging reporters for several days was finally
cornered at the Vancouver airport
attempting to book passage for
Questioned on his team's chances
of success, Spiers, his lips quivering with fear, finally blurted out,
"I hope you fellows won't be too
hard on us."
Such an attitude seems to be typical of that rimning through council
at the present time and last night
a special emergency meeting was
called to try and arrange a last
minute peace settlement with the
The scribes, however,  are deter,
mined that the match will go through..
Thc slaughter is scheduled for
12:30 tomorrow in the UBC gym.
Anyone with a, weak stomach is
asked to stay away.
Chiefs, Braves Lead Off
Athletic Week Schedule
Booster Passes To Be Plugged
During Four Noon-hour Events
UBC's Brave and Chief basketballers will lead a week
of special athletic events today under the heading "Be a 'Bird
The two squads will formally open
n drive to sell Basketball Roost or
passes to all home games of the
Thunderbird   five.
At noon today, thc Brave and Chief
congregations will tee off in their
third meeting since the open of the
inter.city Senior A basketball league.
In previous games, thc Brave quintet have emerged triumphant twice
in as many .starts. Doug Whittle's
boys promise better play than has
been observed, however, as Christmas celebrations are now a thing of
thc past,
Both teams', having lo.st their 1949
openers to the New Westminster
Luckies and the Eagle Time squads
respectively, will be out to grab off
first wins in the second half of their
Whittle's men especially will be
after blood, having suffered twelve
consecutive losses in league play this
Ole Bakken's younger five hold Ihe
edge in play to date, however, and
the older brothers will have to be on
their  toes  throughout   the  contest.
Current  standings  show   this   latter
Uam holding a thin edge on fourth
spot while the former have a convincing grip on the bottom rung ol
thc ladder.
A hatful of athletic events should
keep sport-minded individuals busy
for the remainder of the  week.
The basketball tiff between the two
UBC Senior A squads will lead off thc
week at 12:30 in the gymnasium today.
On Wednesday noon in the gym,
The DAILY UBYSSEY staff will
clash with Students' Council in a leal
hoop classic. According to rules published by the Council, almost anything goes.
Thursday noon, Varsity's English
iiigby enthusiasts will get their fill
of this muddy special when the 'Birds,
the probables will contest their ab.
ility against the possibles, probably
the UBC  (ifteen.
The week will be topped off with a
F-osh Pep Meet in the Auditorium
Friday noon. Ticket, sales will be tho
kiy note ot the entire affair, and
officials of the Ticket Commi'tee urge
their, slogan  ''Be a  'Bird  Booster"
Next Season's
Grid Schedule
Almost Set
If and when present negotiations
are completed, UBC gridmen will play
a total of nine games next season;
(our conference tilts and five exhibition matches.
The conference games will, be
against St. Martins Whitworth and
Western Washington Colleges all of
which occupied lowly positions in' the
Evergreen conference last year and
are figured to give the shorthanded
Birds a fighting chance.
The Wilson men will play one game
against each of these teams and possibly a second with the Vikings who
are presently soliciting the extra
The other five games of the 1949
season will be exhibition affairs;
some against various schools in the
Pacific Northwest conference which
the 'Birds just vacated and some
against other independent colleges
south of the border.
All of the non-conference matches
are being lined up with the idea of
giving the local gridsters a chance to
win a game or two.
If the second game with the Vikings
ih fixed, the new schedule will include
two more tilts than the 1948 rostsr.
Students will have the opportunity of
seeing the 'Birds perform six times
on home soil.
B.C. but instead it only repeated itself. For the second straight
year, the Varsity crew were
inched out of first positjon in
the meet by the everipowerful
University of Washington Huskies.
Leading all the way from the first
event, the UBC plankmen saw victory
snatched from their grasp in the fina'
event of the meet, the jumps, wher.
two of Washington's great'est assets
former Norwegian stars,, took thc
honors to pull the Huskie brigade
ahead of UBC by 4.52 points.
The host University of British Columbia team started off with a swish
when new-comer Dave Gunn carm
through with the winning time in thc
cross-country run. From then on
UBC kept ahead of the other three
teams in the meet to come within
one event of victory.
Close competition was the feature
of the whole meet, all teams ending
up within a few points of each other
Following Washington's top 389.3^
score was UBC with 384.82 points
Washington State with a total of
370.30 and Montana State with the
bottom tally of 376.95.
Big Gar Robinson proved to be the
class of the UBC crew. Robinson took I
ihe downhill event on the Saturday |
only to come back on the Sunday to
run away with the tricky slalom race
chalking up the near-record time of
121.2 in his first run and 121.2 in the
second. 1 * J IP*
Robinson ended up a four-way
champion, collecting 373.9 individual
points during the meeting to inch out
Lawrence Forland of Washington by
one point.
But the telling contest of the meet
was the jumps. This is where Buster
Campbell's Huskies showed thcii
leadership in the meet,
Much credit goes to the fwo Nor-
svegian imports, Gustav Raum and
Ole Lie. the former ex-junior
ahamp. while the latter was the 1948
Tcrger Tokle Memorial Award winner
I'or his ability. These two along with
the other star of the meet, Georgie
Thrane. out-jumped thq, upstart UBC
team to bring through the few nee
essary  tallies for the championship.
Thrane finished up with top honors
in the jumping wilh leaps of 147 and
142 feet while Raum, last year's jump
winner, came second with a long 142-
and   141,5-fect  jumps.
'Birds' Hoop Debut
Fouled By Foul Shots
Lose To Rangers, Loggers
During Weekend Trip
If you see the UBC 'Birds spending considerable time
practising shots from the foul line this week, don't be a bit
This   single   factor,   perhaps   more^ ■	
han  any   other  one  thing was  res-
Peter S. Mathewson
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oonsible for the failure of the 'Birds
o make a better showing over the
The lack of ability to make their
;ratis throws good, and aLso the desire of the boys to win the game
H Olympia against the Rangers of
St. Martins College by more than two
)oints were the principle reason for
iheir  defeat.
The 'Birds held a two point overtime lead over the Rangers with only
seconds to go in the overtime period
and yet instead of stalling the ball,
they persisted in shooting for more
field goals.
Then, after a foul shot and a field
goal by the Rangers, the 'Birds left
the floor at full time on the sorry end
of a 59.58 score, having lost their
first conference tilt.
Poor shooting ability in the CPS-
Bird game made the difference belween a close battle and a walk away
for the Loggers.
The 'Birds managed to score only
iome 50 percent of free throws, while
the Loggers missed only one single
hot. And there were plenty of shots
awarded the Logger quintet, too.
Also in the CPS tilt, the 'Birds
■hewed up in their usual slow starting'
style with the scoring being 13-2 after
five minutes of play.
Big John Forsyth looked good for
ihe 'Birds on their road trip and the
lanky centrcman will bc a big asset
to the team as they make their big
attempt to crash into the first division of the Eevrgreen Conference in
the next few weeks.
This weekend the 'Birds will continue their conference schedule with
games against the Eastern Washington Savages Friday night and tho
Whitworth College Pirates on Saturday night.
Tied For Second
'Birds, Indians
Clash In Forum
Tomorrow Night
UBC Thunderbirds tackle
Vancouver Indians in a regular
league fixture at the Forum tomorrow night. They are currently tied for second place but
the Indians have three games
in hand over the locals.
The students dropped two tilts last
week when they were expected to
fatten their scoring averages on the
cellar squads. These losses were
heartbreakers for the Campus blade-
men. Chistmas layoff also took its
toll, leaving many of the boys puffing after two periods in each game.
The outlook for tomorrow night's
encounter is bright though. The team
will be at full strength for the first
time since early in November. Fred
Andrew will return to action after
an eight-week lay-off with a fractured hand. His presence at centre
ice will assure top performances from
Bob Koch and Lloyd Torfason. Bob
Saunders will return to defence duty
thus strengthening the team considerably.
After last week's losses, Frank
Fiederickson laid down the law, calling a practice for last Sunday to iron
oul several weaknesses. Don Adams,
who had a rather cool night against
tha Indians last Wednesday, will likely sit out this encounter in favour
of Bill House.
Game time is 8:30 at the Forum
against the Indians. This is a UBC
home game and a large turnout would
be appreciated.
mbmc.mo*'* pAp|R do not stick to your lips.


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