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 The Daily Ubyssey
No. 09
Plant To  Request OK
For $4 Fee Increase
Additional Levy Not Designed To
Write Off Memorial Gym Debt
Ubyssey   Photo
'Doug   E'arnett
Busy Argentine Consul Attends Lectures At UBC
FINE POINTS of Argentine poetry are discussed here by Argentine consul Manuel Lezica
and professor G. E. McSpadden, head of the Spanish department. A busy man with his duties
as consul in Vancouver, Mr. Lezica nevertheless finds time to attend lectures on International
Law at UBC, given by Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie. ^  <
Busy Argentine
Immunity With
At least one student at UBC doesn't have to worry about
parking fines.
He is Manuel Lezica, Argentine consul in Vancouver, whose
diplomatic license plates give him complete immunity.
NFCUS Permits
UBC Students
Exchange In US
Plan Calls For
Sophomores Only
Third-year UBC s tudcnt s
may spend their year at some
American university, providing
that there is an American student to take his place at UBC
under a plan announced by National Federation of Canadian
University Students yesterday.
Plan is that each student pay his
fees and arranges for accommodation
in his home university. Then he merer
Iv changes places with thc student
with whom he is exchanging. Thus,
there is no change in thc fees and
board paid by the student.
Arrangements were begun last year,
but no exchanges actually took place
due to thjj, fact that' there was not
sufficient tunc to publicize the idea
in  Canadian  universities.
The American universities, which
close later in the year, were able to
ccmplete iheir arrangements, and lo
American students stated their intentions of coming for their third year,
Plan is limited to students with
good standing who are now in their
Committee feels also that students in-
sophomore year of the Faculty of Arts.
tercsted in campus activities might
benefit more from the exchange than
those who see only one side of college
All sophomores who are interested
in the Canadian-American exchange
plan should inquire at the NFCUS
office in Hut B2 behind Brock Hall.       and  news,  conclude at  G a.m
Mr, Lezica is at present taking a
course in International Law taught
by President MacKenzie.
He holds a Bachelor of Philosphy
and Social Science from an Argentine University.
Language differences still cause
the consul a little trouble. He can
understand English perfectly, but
sometimes has a little difficulty in
expressing himself in the language.
G. E. McSpadden, professor of
Spanish, stated that Mr. Lezica has
been rendering the department "invaluable assistance," particularly in
the field  of Argentine  literature.
He has also given the department a
rare   volume  of  Argentine   poetry,
When asked whether he would take
further courses at UBC, Mr, Lezica
replied that in his position, one can
never be sure where he will be from
one day  to the next.
Before coming to Vancouver, Mr.
Lezica served as Consul in various
other Canadian cities. He also spent
some time  in Ecuador.,
His duties consist mainly of the
handling of commercial relations between   Canada   and   the   Argentine.
In Vancouver, he deals particularly
with the large volume of trade carried on by way of deep-sea shipping.
Mr. Lezica said that his job is
nude particularly easy in Canada
through thc fact that the two countries produce crops at opposite times
of  the year.
Queen's Proud Of
New Radio Station
KINGSTON, (CUP) - Queen's University now owns a radio station on
a   broadcast  band.
Thc town of Kingston, having bought
a new station, gave the old one to
the   University,   for   its  own   use.
Starting at 7 p.m., the programs,
which   include  records,  drama,  sports
AU Wednesday noon hour meetings on tlie campus have been cancelled by Co-ordinutor of Activities
Chick Turner.
A special general meeting of the
Alma Mater Society at that time will
discuss a possible raise in AMS
fees, remaining proposals of the
Plant finance investigation committee and proposals from the undergraduate societies committee for
''second  reading'  powers.
Activities Award
Nominations Now
Nominations for the Honorary Activities Award must be in by 4 p.m.
All-round student activity in studies, sports and extra-curricular work
is required for this award which is
presented by thc students council.
Nominations are to be handed in to
Nancy Davidson or Dave Williams of
the  Alma  Mater  Society.
Sound Truck To
Aid In Sale Of
Radsoc  Tickets
Society Attacks
Kerrisdale First
Kerrisdale residents will be
footed out of their houses today
by UBC Radio Society as they
begin the first suburban tour
to sell tickets for the Mata Hari
Show March 1 and 2 and Spring
Radio Society Show.
At 7 p.m., Radsoc sound truck will
swing through Kerrisdale from Forty-
first and Granville and platoons of
ticket sellers will corner prospective
buyers by sweeping down both sides
of the street.
By such means Radsoc hopes to
sell 3,000 tickets for the two shows
and relieve the dents in the Society's
Also scheduled to benefit from
the sale of tickets is the AMS and the
flood relief fund.
After whirling through Kerrisdale,
Radsoc salesmen will encamp at the
White Spot in South Granville and
sell tickets to patrons at the dining
Beauty Queen
Will Be Chosen
From Faculty Reps.
The University Radsoc Society's Beauty "Queen of
Queens", as she will be officially titled, is being chosen
rom faculty representatives.
Each faculty will elect their most
charming female member via open
competition, and submit the names of
these   to   Radsoc   committee   officials.
The winner will be chosen by university students, Anyone is eligible
to vote, provided he or she has a
ticket to either of the two mammoth
spring shows being presented by
A silver cup, with the name of the
winner engraved in it, will be presented the UBC broadcast on March 2.
The two and a half hour show, first
of its kind ever to yc presented by
i'liy university, will mark one of the
highlights of this year's university
Peace Council Head To
Address UN Club Here
HAMILTON, February 18 (CUP).—Plans to fly Canadian students to Europe next summer for reduced fare
have been given the go-ahead signal by the National
Federation nf Canadian University Sludents.
The fare might be as Utile as 8,'50 National President
Gordon Gwynne-Timothy announced after a mooting held
here last week-end.
NFCUS will (U'L,.uii/e a selteme hi fly sludenls on from
Montreal fo London provided lhal a! lea-t -ID students are
Dr. Norman Black, Vancouver presi-<$-
dent of the Peace Council, will address UBCs United Nations Club on
February 22 in Arts 100 in an attempt to solve problems surrounding
the   newly-formed  Ponce  Council.
A.s a result of the speech of Dr.
Endicott last Thursday when the UBC
Peace Council was formed the United
Nations on the campus has felt . the
ground cut under their feet by the
new group.
Don Lanskail UN president, in an
attempt to clarify the stand of the
UN, is inviting Dr. Black to stale the
stand of the Peace Council in an
open  meeting.
Tentatively the meeting is scheduled
tor Tuesday, February 22 in Arts 100.
Don Lanskail will present the ease
I'or the UN.
Lecturers Travel
Province On Wax
Thirteen university lectures will
travel into the hinterlands of British
Columbia within a few weeks, conveniently capt'urcd within the black
lacouer of radio transcription discs.
Fight of thc province's radio stations:
heated it; Kamloops, Alberni, Trail,
Kelowna,  Victoria,  New  Westminster,
Museum Opens
UBC's Anthropological Museum will
formally open on March 5 at 11:30
a.m. Museum will be located in the
new wing of the Library.
Collection includes articles from
Northwestern Indian artifacts still
in existence, a.s well as items representative of cultures from the Southwestern   Arctic,
Student treasurer Paul Plant will ask a special general
meeting of students Wednesday for a four dollar raise in student
Plant's proposal would raise the compulsory check-off for
student activity from $16 to $20.
Additional levy would not be used to repay the society's
war memorial debt, Plant said, but would be divided among
all student groups.
Added  fee, he said, will strengthen <*) ' -1~"
the   Alma   Mater   Society's   iinancial
position'by ensuring it will not have
to accept risks on many of its functions.
In addition, thc levy would ensure
al! students receiving full value for
their AMS fee by "spreading it
around more" and would eliminate
siudents being "clipped throughout
thc. year," Plant said.
Plant's plan would alter fees as
shown in this table:
Gymnasium        $5      $5
Student  Scholarships       1        1
Pass   System       4       3
Administration       3.75>
Publications     1.25)      1
Club  Activities     1.00)
Athletics       4      2
The four dollar increase in student
fees would  mean:
1. Athletics would no longer receive a grant from the pass fund.
2. The pass fund would be allocated  as  follows:
Undergraduate  Societies     36'.'
Special    events     29
Totem   year   book       21
Clubs   whose  activities  warrant
pass   fund   grants    14
Total      10Or;
3. Student athletic events would
cost a maximum of 25 cents per student, with the exception of reserved
tickets which would be sold at a
reduced rate to students.
•I. Undergraduate societies would
receive approximately $7000 more than
they received this year for the purpose of holding their individual functions at a  nominal charge.
5. The Daily Ubyssey would continue on a four times weekly service
and more copies would be available
of  each   issue.
G. The Totem would be sold at
lest than half the price of the, 19'U)
7. Present self-sustaining clubs
would  be  subsidized   by  the  society.
8. Administration and hidden costs
of the society would bc less in proportion to the overall expenses of tho
society than they have been in the
Players Alumni
Plan Three Plays
Today is the final clay students can
pick up tickets for the performance
of three one act plays by the Players'
Club Alumni in thc UBC Auditorium,
February  19.
Plays are sponsored by the Kiwassa
Club. Tickets arc on sale at special
booths on the campus and at the
AMS office at other times. Admission
price is one dollar and proceeds will
go to various charitable purposes of
the Club.
Three plays to be presented are:
Fumed Oak. by Noel Coward, Players'
Alumni entry in the Dominion Drama
Festival next, month; Mr. Sampson,
by Charles Lee. and He Ain't done
Right   by   Nell,   by   Wilbur   Bourn.
Student Meeting
Discharges Staff
Of U Of M Paper
Montreal, Feb. 14—(CUP)—
The complete staff of Le Quar-
tier Latin, student newspaper
of the University of Montreal,
wa.s discharged at a recent
meeting of the Association
Generale des Etudiants de
l'Universite de Montreal.
The Executive Council of the
A.G.E.U.M, "considered the direction
of Le Quartier Latin was not safeguarding general interest of the student members" said Jean-Gaston
Rioux, temporary editor.
The paper is continuing to publish with a temporary staff. An election was held yesterday for the
choice of a new staff.
In a front page article in its most
recent issue, the paper described the
fatal meeting, and presented the text
of the resolution as being: ^Showing
the present attitude of Le Quartier
Latin to be prejudicial to the general
interests of the A.G.E.U.M. the executive in a plenary meeting decides
unanimously, by virtue of the constitution, that the present direction
of the said Quartier Latin be relieved
of its functions and replaced immediately by a new staff of which Jean-
Gaston Rioux, temporarily, will assume the direction."
'Tween Classes:
Contemporary Art
Discussion Today
Professor David Shapiro,
head of the Fine Arts Committee, and himself a painter, will
speak on Contemporary Painting today in Physics 200 at 12:30
p.m. in an address sponsored
by LSE.
FILM on respiration will l>e shown
to all Pre-Med and Applied Science
students in Ap. Sc. 100 today at noon.
Additional news on medical school is
also included in the program.
■:,, * I,:
IRC will resume their regular Monday meetings on Feb. 21 in Hut A6
when they will present a discussion on
the Pan-American Union.
* * i!>
DANCE CLUB meets today at noon
in HM5 for square dancing, Monday
next, rhumba HM6 noon and practice
session 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. in B3.
* * «
APPARITION of the Virgin Mary
will be topic of discussion of the
Reverend Father Mclnerney in an
address to the Newman Club on Monday   in  Physics 200 at noon.
Coming Mussoc Show
'Iolanthe' Problem In
Genetics Of Theatre
By    BOB   Ul.'SSF.L
''Iolanthe,"   Mussoc's   Gilbert   and
dubious altitude — will they or will      dying-with    the    older    generation,
tlu.\v   nut   appreciate   it? American   musical  comedy   is'not  a
,-,   ,,■ , i     .        ,       i Tl,,.     .- ,,,,,,„,,.     .„-..,„„. i;-„      I',  i.      worthy   successor.   Were   we   to  get
Sullivan   production   playing   in   the 1|R     J oungcr     (.'enei ation     leels
Auditorium Monday and Tuesday, much the same way about Gilbert "sod to Gilbert and Sullivan we
raises an interesting problem iu ;u"l .Sullivan, although our parents v oiild appreciate it, and keep it
theatre  genetics. '■''''I,n'11     understand     our     lethargy.      ; t;Ve   in   Vancouver   another   Kener-
i'liit compared In conlempi rars  mus-
u al  comedy, G.  ami1 S.  has.  the  nrh-
ni   s  of old  ii)aho;;an\   ami   the  I.mi; There   would   then   bc   hope  I'or  a
oi   W(U-ol;o.I   uine. IU,VV    |vp,,    „f   ,nusic;i|    comedy    to
( oini    alonj.;   as   worthwhile,   as   en-
i,    say,    "Iolanthe."
Tothry, the majority c;o to Shake-
IV.riee George and Vernon, have ac- .-ncare under oblU;a'ion ml' one sort
cooled the university's offer to provide or another'. If Ihe production i ■,
transcribed     ta.lks     hy     mdibors    of     wood,    they    surprisingly    enjoy    it.
faculty   in  a  wide variety  of subjects     And yet  thoy erect   the next  Shalu- (lilherl    and    Sulh'. an
of   interest   to   n.C,   cili/etr;. |   sp.ireau    production    with    tho   .-.uine       iml     uiillni     today,     T
rl ,ia    arc
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Friday, February 18, 1949.
The Daily Ubyssey
Member Canadian University Press    «
Authorized as Second Class Mail, Post Office Dept., Ottawa. Mail Subscriptions— $2.50 per year.
Published throughout the university year by the Student Publications Board of the Alma
Mater Society of the University  of British Columbia.
ifr if, if.
Editorial opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial staff of The Daily Ubyssey and
not necessarily those of the Alma Mater Society nor of the University.
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Offices in Brock Hall. Phone ALma 1624
GENERAL STAFF: Copy Editor, Laura Haahti;
Features Editor, Ray Baines; CUP Editor, Jack Wasserman; Photography Director, Ellanor Hall;
Sports Editor, Chuck Marshall; Women's Editor, Loni Francis.
For display advertising phone ALma 3253
News Editor, Bob Cave and Novia Hebert;
Senior Editor This Issue - JIM BANHAM
Council Needs A Watchdog
The Undergraduate Societies Committee
wants more power. It's a perennial cry from
the undernourished, infant USC that still
suffers from its four-year inferiority complex.
The committee is composed of some 60
persons elected from all UPC faculties and
through its chairman, who sits on Student
Council, is designed to give voice to the
special and general interests of undergraduate
But since nine out of 10 undergraduates
stare blankly at the meaningless initials USC,
the committee's demand for "second reading"
power over Student Council requires more
than passing attention.
What USC wants is power to pass legislation over the heads of Student Council. Under
their revised constitution which will be reviewed at a general student meeting next
Wednesday in the Armoury, the committee
asks for power to make into law any measure
which is passed twice by USC, though rejected
by Student Council.
The committee says this year's Council has
been "autocratic", that it has passed legislation affecting faculties without consulting the
faculties concerned.
True as this might be, it is not the fundamental reason for bringing a greater degree
of democracy to student administration.
And proposals similar to those called for
by USC, though possibly not as strong, would
certainly be a move towards democratization.
The 11 members of Student Council have
no monopoly on brains, nor on understanding
of student affairs. Councillors seldom appeal
to the electorate for a new mandate to continue policies. With few exceptions, they do
not stand for re-election as do other legislative bodies as a test of their program.
There is obviously need for review of
Council decisions, and review backed by some
degree of power.
The USC plan for "second reading", however, takes all power from Council and gives
it to the Undergraduate Societies' Committee,
a body that so far has been far less representative of the student body than Council.
It appears, then, that the need for review
as proposed by USC does in fact exist, but
that seizure of power from the campus legislature is not the way to provide it.
letters to the editor
Editor,  Daily  Ubyssey
Dear. Sir: ,   .
I charge the Daily Ubyssey with
deliberate misrepresentation of fact
til the report of the fire that partially damaged the Totem lunch
counter. This report appeared in
the Tuesday issue of the campus
Today the fire department vehemently denied that the blaze was
under control when they arrived
on the scene. This fact I am willing
to substantiate, a.s I was a personal
witness to the arrival of the truck,
and watched the firemen pull the
hoses off the truck and couple them
to the hydrant. The firemen undoubtedly received wonderful support from the volunteer brigade,
but the report throws them in an
extremely bad light. The firemen
also deny that they "just looked
at the student . . ,''
Students who did such a fine job
of clearing the equipment from Hut
29 must feel a little irked at the
way,  their   efforts   were   reported.
If the truth were told, the window
blind, telephone and "small articles
of personal equipment" that were
concentrated upon were taken out
after the microscopes and other
pieces of valuable equipment had
been carried to safety.
Finally, Rod Hourston today denied even talking to a reporter from
the Daily Ubyssey, and please, Miss
P.achael Brown, he Was not working
on  "radiation   equipment."
It has often been said that the
news reporter does not. care if the
truth appears in thc column under
his 'or her) name, as long as the
space beneath the headline i.s tilled,
Would it be begging the point
too far to suppose that the Daily
Uby.ssey did not have a reporter
at the scene at any time during the
fire? Surely the size of the headlines were worth a little more research than picking up second-hand
what could have been the best story
of   the   week.
Stuart Smith
(Ed. Note: The Daily Ubyssey obtained most of its information from
an   eye  witness   who  erred,   as  is
human, in favor of the faculty fire
brigade. The Vancouver Daily Province, who carried the story first,
and got it from a different source,
was caught up on the same point.
There was nothing "deliberate," of
course, ln thc errors of either paper.)
Editor, Daily Ubyssey,
Dear  Sir:
One heavy brickbat to the writer
of Tuesday's editorial, Professors
and Student Affairs. You are speaking of a UBC institution, Mr. Editor,
and if you pull it clown it may fall
on top of you.
A green frosh, I sat at thi.s "institution's" feet four years ago, His
sarcastic witticisms and stale jokes
made an otherwise boring course
something to be anticipated with
But has someone taken those witticisms and that satire seriously?
Lord, keep my memory green. In
the immortal words of a deathless
satirist, Al Capp, I suggest that you,
Mr. Editor, are "ready for Freddy."
"Fourth  Arts"
thc Progressive Conservative club in
HL1 Friday noon.
is requested for the Monday meeting
of the International Relations Club:
business and discussion on Pan American  Union.
tion, UBC, cordially invites you to
attend its Friday noon meetings,
which include testimonies of Chris-
tion Science healing. Arts 207 at 12:30
ing room completely furnished in
warm private home; $4.50 per week.
Phone BA 4319. 3037 W. 8th. Mrs.
etc. typed neatly, efficiently and
quickly. Pick up and delivery can be
arranged. Phone Helen Morgan at
BA 4199-R.
neckties you wish someone else had?
Send 5 to us with $1.00 and we will
send you 5 other attractive ties' newly
dry cleaned. Pacific North West Enterprise Co. 3245 W. 5th.
trig slide rule, new condition. K and
E drafting instruments. Jack Barrow,
BA. 1496-Y.
. Found
of Chem bldg. Feb. 17. Phone Herb.
KE 2130-M.
fur mitts in App. Sc. bldg, Inquire al
Dean Finlayson's office.
ish-brown,   English   made   "Dunlop"
with   ragline  sleeve.   Brown   leather
gloves with cloth lining, in pockets.
Phone CE 3144. Dennis. Good reward,
washroom, Monday night, Feb. 14. Kay
Address   inside.   On   campus,   Wed.
F. R. Hutton.
folder Tues. Feb. 15 on bus on No. 16
streetcar; name on time table A. G.
Ward.   Please   return   to   Lost   and
borders   wool   kerchief.   Has   "made
in Belgium" tag. Phone BA 9588-L.
parking lot Wed. Friend gave them to
you by mistake. Please lepve at Lost
and   Found.
tween McDonald and Broadway  and
the   Brock.   Valuable;   finder   please
phone KE.  1751L.
ish   brown,   English   made   "Dunlop"
with   ragline   sleeve.   Brown   leather
gloves  with  cloth  lining in  pockets.
Phone CE. 3144, Dennis. Good reward.
Campus   Wednesday.   Finder   please
phone KE.  4397R or  turn  into  Lost
and Found.
man  pencil;  brown  with  gold  band.
Please return to Lost and Found.
wrong airforce trench coat from men's
reading room on Monday please phone
GL 0917R. I have his.
physics building a pair of glasses in
brown case; finedr call Rik, MA 6861.
credit card and wallet. 1855M New
between bus stop and Brock. Valuable keepsake. G. M. White engraved
on back. Finedr please return to
Brock dining room. Reward,
Factors and Factors" put out by the
Dutch Government. Was picked up
from Hut M10 or Hut B6 on Friday.
Henry Hicks, KE. 2090.
In This Corner
With a final grunt of energy, your
columnist stretched last week's budget
far enough to take in Louis Armstrong
and his combo at the Pa'lomar. The
final grunt was worth it too, as any
person genuinely interested in Louis'
typ'j af music will testify to.
The combo he brought to town was
composed of Jack Teagarclen on trombone, Earl "Fatha" Hines on piano,
Barney Bigard on clarinet, Arvel Shaw
on bass and "Big Sid" Catlett on drums,
A rich amiy of talent that was kicking
around long before you or I were even
a glint in papa's eye.
Much of the music recorded by Armstrong since his return to the music
world has been mediocre and second
rate. Louis' personal appearance in
town here should have been a rejuven-
ator for those who thought he was
slipping, for ho is still the possessor of
one of the biggest tones on trumpet in
the music  business today.
The music was fired by the excellent
and tasty drumming of "Big Sid" Catlett, a monster of a man, who you
would swear was playing with a pair of
chopsticks if your head was above the
level of his chest. He uses no shoulder
motion and does most of his work from
the wrist.
Louis' singin ; has golton tnoiv gravely over the years, but he has an engaging voice if he sing-; the right kinds
of tunes - c.j.;., On the Sunny Side of the
Street — and doesn't mug his way
through novelties. Another added attraction of course, was Jack Teagarden's
voice, which hasn't changed since the
day he made his first recording.
The thing that strikes you about the
music is it's primitiveness. It certainly
can't be labelled refined. It is boisterous and uninhibited. It has a primitive sort of drive that is at once lusty
and controlled,
• * •
Too, much celluloid in the film,
"Yellow Sky," currently playing in
Vancouver, is taken up with the question, Who is going to get Ann Baxter
— good-bad guy Gregory Peck or bad-
bad guy Richard Widmark? No one
but a congenital idiot could seriously
believe that the producers would hand
her to anyone but Peck.
The film is a routine western, when
a lot of frills are stripped from it,
Gregory Peck and his little band of
desperadoes, wandering around aimlessly after the American Civil War,
s;a.pe a bank holdup and pursued,
croas the salt flats to the deserted
town of Yellow Sky, whe're they encounter an old prospector and his
grand-daughter sitting on a pile of
Peck and his cohorts make a deal
with the old man and the fiery girl,
who creases Peck's skull with a bullet,
lo split fifty-fifty regarding the gold.
Peck's cohorts want it all and, as usual,
by jim banham
Peck ends up shooting it out with his
former partners and, as usual, has them
residing six feet under mother earth
at the end of the picture. Somewhere
in the exchange of lead between Peck
and Miss Baxter, Dan Cupid sends an
arrow zooming toward its mark. Discerning movie-goers wil| probably wish
Dan's aim had been better.
• * •
If you're a drunken sailor with your
money this week, don't fail to take in
Billie Holliday, the greatest of the
female jazz singers, at the Palomar
Supper Club this week.
Aside from the fact that she will draw
attention because of she is up in Canada
on bail in connection with a dope
charge, Billie's musical talents are
much too great to detract from her
stature as an artist.
One is impressed with her sincerity
in putting over a song. She packs into
every phrase and note more emotion
than a dozen other singers. Get a seat,
as I did, where the loud-speaker doesn't
funnel the sound directly at you and
you'll also be impressed with her diction and delivery. Her words come out
sharp and crystal-clear without sounding harsh to the ear. A special mention
should be made of her accompanist —
he was never introduced — who backed
up her vocals with as sure a touch and
tastiness as can be found anywhere in
the jazz world.
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"Take it easy, fellas,
its only a class game"
'MY 8ANK>"
Some fellas take their sports seriously.
Even if it's only a clas,s game. They know
it's the only way to win.
Smart students know you have to be
serious about your shekels, too, if you
want to come out on top. That's why they
practise money-management at "MY
BANK". Get your little red book today —
it'll be just as useful as your little black
Bank of Montreal
\AIN      EVERY      WALK      OF      t I F E      S I N C E j. 1 8 1 7
U3-12 ' '*Cw7'v.ViJO.gtt^■,;'<utt*
Your Bank on the Campus — In the Auditorium Building
Merle C. Kirby, Officerin-Charge Friday, February 18,  1949,
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UBC students are really going
"all  out"  for   this  culture  stuff.
Any time of the clay the Art
Gallery in the Library is full of
students absorbing that awe-inspiring thing called ART. Conversations
in that learned centre, the Brock
Snack Bar are concerned almost
wholly nowadays with "what does
modern art mean to you?" and all
sorts of deep philosophic questions.
And the Pub is simply rampant with
Art — we do go in for that sort
of thing between editorials you
But the object
of my pen lies
in the attitudes
taken by people
who do go to the
Art exhibits. After findingl his
1 way to the bowels
of the Library
basement via various gloomy passages and after wallowing in mazes
, of fantastic paintings the culture
fiend rushes up to his friends in
the social wing of the Library and
gives forth with intelligent criticisms which are all down in black
and  white  in   the  pamphlets.
Mind Of Your Own
Then, of course, there are the
types who listen carefully to the
"a comments of the Aesthetics class
■ students and repeat them word for
word. Some people, however, clo
have their own opinions. The hardy,
truthful ones come right out and
say they don't think that Lionel
Thomas' "Avenue of Trees" looks
like an avenue of trees. It's just
plain oldfashioned squares of colour
to them and they honestly say they
think modern artists need their
heads examined. The artistically
inclined, however, give vent to their
emotions by discussing depth and
intensity and such things.
It would make the most stony-
faced visage crack a smile to see
the looks of perplexity on the faces
of clueless coeds as they gaze curiously at abstracts. One coed wa.s
heard to remark "At least he's
honest about it."
"Artie Type
And the looks of delight as they
find a nice understandable land-
Scape are really something to see.
I find it almost more interesting
to spend my "culture hour" looking
at people than at the paintings.
Most of the onlookers seem to have
difficulty in discovering the proper
distance to put between them and
the paintings. For most of them the
distance is very great indeed.
There are some people, too, who
feel that by sitting in front of each
picture for great long lengths of
time they will unconsciously absorb
some of its meaning, and be able
to figure out just what the artist
was trying to do.
By approaching Art in this fashion
Something is bound to happen.
Either the victim will become crosseyed and suffer from migraine or he
will become all enthused about the
stuff and start seeing everything
as the artist does — cubes, circles
and what-not.
Anyway it's worth becoming one
of the patrons of the Arts to get
a few laughs out of your fellow
patrons. It all goes under the heading   of   "experience,"
women's editor    .
loni francis
ream comes  i rue
For Dean Mawdsley
Dr. Dorothy M, Mawdsley, Dean of Women, is seeing the
beginning of the realization of her plan for a women's residence
on this campus. But coupled with lhat realization are many
Women's  Rights
In Full Force
r-Fhoto hy Bob Steiner
MISS JAY DAVIES, second year Arts coed, is one of the pierced
ears faddists on the UBC campus.
'Holes In Your Head'
With New Campus Fad t
The latest "African methods of torture," according to certain male factions on the campus, is the fad of piercing the ears.
Everywhere on the campus more coeds are blossoming out with
holes in their ears and little gold rings.
In a recent survey of campus opinion the following remarks were made
on   the   ancient   and   honorable   institution ot piercing the ears,
—once its done, there's no backing
—it's a good  idea  if you wear expensive   earrings,   it   is   a   definite
insurance    against    their    getting
— why not carry it to an extreme —
suture needle, and tiny gold rings
called 'sleepers' are put in right away.
For the delicate types it might interest them to know that there i.s .seldom  any   bleeding.
' Six hundred and fifty thousand
dollars of thc one and a half million
dollars granted to the University by
thc government will go toward the
building of a women's residence. However, only approximately 300 of the
(WO non-resident women students can
bo housed.
The type of building Dean Mawdsley had planned was a fireproof const', uction, but due to the rise in
building costs and to thc need of
financial aid in other building projects thc women's residence will be
of a fire resistant construction and
will not be of a permanent nature.
It may also be impossible to afford
a dining room and without, this there
will bc a lack of necessary social
training.    !
"Housing for college students is
not just a question of board and room,
it is one of character training" say:;
Dean Mawdsley. "Young women coming to this University (or thc first
time should bc given friendly guidance and helpful training. Many girls
come from small towns where thoy
have no conception of the difficulties
of city life, least of all university
Dean Mawdsley has given careful
consideration to the various systems
in effect at other universities. She
thinks the University of Toronto has
solved the problem in a way which
could be applied to UBC. At U of T,
freshmen women are put into the
residences whore (hey are given guidance and help by upper year students.
In their sophomore year, after they
arc fully acquainted with university
life, they are put in homes owned
by the university in the university
area. Then after the two years spent
seeing both types of boarding life
they spend another year at the residences to give guidance to the new
crop of freshmen.
Women students on the campus for
the first time will be given priority
in the residence. This will include the
It is best tg wait for at least two
weeks before wearing regular earrings. Some people even wait a
month in order that the ears may
heal completely. During thi.s healing
prick the nose and shove a piece period, the cars tire swabbed daily
of   bone   through? ! with alcohol, to reduce thc possibility
■Grandmother said that it will save ' 0f infection. Thc sleepers are twirled
the. eyes. around  thc ear  so  that  the skin   wil!
it's simply a fad, and one that not grow over tho hole; and il ear-
won't be forgotten long after thc ' rings aiC worn for six months, it i.s
styles change. not  likely  that  holes  will  ever  grow
■one is able to get some beautiful  over. ' '
types   of   earrings. j
.Although   it's   been   said   that   this
latest Cad is a definite sign of something in modern society — what — it
is not known — the model pictured
above   bears   proof   that   the   fad   is
Women have come into their own,
as far as Ihe AMS is concerned. Next
year's council will consist ol' FIVE
of the fair sex, the most Council has
ever had;
The reaction of this year's male
members is one of slight foreboding.
Dave Williams thinks that five women
aren't half so bad as four lawyers,
because, in his opinion, four lawyers
can out-talk five women any day.
Paul Plant feels that there is too
much feminine representation on
Council. Hc does not think that the
arrangement will be good for next
year's administration, as he believes
that a woman cannot command respect a.s well as a man.
Chick Turner is of the opinion that
with the four lawyers and five
women, there's going to be a lot
of talk on the Council next year.
Thc five women are Kay MacDonald. Elva Plant, Eileen Moyls, Margaret Low-Beer, and Carol McKinnon.
freshmen, the sophomores who took
Senior Matriculation and the third
year   girls   from  Victoria  College.
A   complete   statistical   report   was
tent to Victoria concerning the registration of women on the UBC cam-
I pti.s. Of the 1,833 women at UBC, 663
! of   them   board,   123   of   which   are
'freshmen.  Seven hundred  and fifty-
j two   students   are   from   North   and
West  Vancouver,  Burnaby  and  New
Westminster   many   of   whom   would
heard. These students spend as much
as   three  hours   a   day   travelling  to
, and from the university.
In the report the number of women
sludents from each electoral district
in B.C. were included. One hundred
and thirty districts were enumerated.
Gold Look
Bans Blues
The "gold look" has come to
the campus. And there are no
women allowed.
Leading a revolt against "stale"
men's fashions is Ace Williams, campus radical. The gold look appears
in the form of one pair of oxfords,
gold. He calls them his "blue shoes"
—psychologically, they lift the blues.
"I want to see a gradual swing to
the more flambuoyant, the more gay.
Women have usurped the position in
dress that normally would go to the
male sex." /■
"We're taking our cue frortr^the
birds," he declared. "In every form
of animal life except the human, it's
thc  male  that looks  the fanciest."
Williams said he longed for the
days of knighthood and chivalry,
when man's feats of valor in the field
entitled him to dress like a fop at
The gold shoes were once a pair
of ordinary brown oxfords. "It's a
simple process," he said. "Just dab
'cm in gold paint."
"And this isn't the end of it, lovers,"
he declared. "There's more. Next on
the list is a gold lame tie, and maybe
after that a gold fedora. Socko, what
an  idea!"
So far, no comment from women
fashion  experts on  the campus.
At'   the    Phrateres    "Hearts    and
Flowers"   formal   co-ed  on. Monday,
night Miss Shirley Merritt was voted
"Phrateres Sweetheart." She was presented with a compact as a gift.
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Even Robert Browning had something to say about pierced ears —
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to  put  the   pearl   there?"
The   actual   operation   is   a   simple  definitely  attractive,  and  incidentally
one. It's best to have a medical man   j^s  practical  too.
do   the  job,   in  the   interests  of  pre-I  	
venting   infection   and   all.   First   the,'
ear    is   swabbed   with   alcohol;   then '
thc doctor either pinches the  feeling
out of the ear or else injects p. little
novocaine.  Thc hole  is  made  with  a
UBC Engineers will take their annual fling at culture Tuesday when
they publish the annual Science issue
of The Daily Ubyssey.
Engineers  are  getting  a  chance   to
"say it with, .flowers" for the sake o
sweet  charity.
Engineers' Undergraduate Society
officials announced last week that
Sc'encemen are offered a special price
for corsages for the Ball of Fire.
February 23 and 24, by Franklin
Florists at Sasamat and Tenth.
They will be charged on summer
rates instead of winter prices,
At least twenty percent of the
total proceeds will be donated by the
florists  to some charity.
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'Bird Icemen
Start Finals
In Nanaimo
UBC Thunderbirds hockey
squad will travel to Nanaimo
this weekend to tackle the Clippers in the first two games of
the Coast Senior "B" finals.
The next two games are slated
for the Forum on Wednesday
and Thursday nights of next
After the gruelling semi-finals with
the Indians it will be a tired ttam
that takes the ice against the Coal-
towners on Friday night. The 'Birds
ure slated to leave; for the Island city
ot 6:00 p.m. Friday and will arrive at
game time.
These games will mark the seventh
gatn« in eight days for the campus
dandies. With but one day's rest they
Wee the task of trying to beat a well-
rested hometown squad which is considered in some circles as the best in
Western Canada,
On the season's play the locals defeated the Clippers twice while dropping three. In the late phases of the
season the students were much improved and split a two-game series in
the Island's cracker box rink.
la«:k UNITY
The host squad has two top lines
and a smart defense but appear to
luck cohesion and unity, the 'Birds'
strong points. The spirit and fight of
the locals will stand them in good
stead when the chips are down, if
guts is the deciding factor the students
ere a cinch'.
To predict the outcome of the first
two games it will be no worse than
even split. Partisan supporters (yours
truly) suggest UBC four straight.
Swimmers Match
With Washington
STANDOUT on U of W's swimming squad is stylist Bob Clayton
who will be in action tonight when his student team meets the
University of British Columbia group. Clayton is currently
starring in 220 and 440-yard events as well as holding down
team honours in the 1500-meter swim.
Editor This Issue - RON PINCHIN
'Bird H
South For Busy Weeken
UBC Squad Seeking Fifth Place;
Seattle  Squad
Here Tomorrow
Fresh from a resounding 59-8
victory over Western Washington Vikings in Bellingham last
week, the UBC Thunderbird
swimmers will meet a lot
tougher opposition when they
play host to the talented freshman squad from the University
m" Washington tomorrow night
tl Crystal Pool.
The Washington Frosh are unbeaten
in four dual meets so far this season
and will be out to protect their record
when they tangle with tlie local
The feature race of thc evening will
probably be the 100 yard free style
event in which UBC's Jack Creedon
and the Huskies' Bob Clayton will
match strokes.
Creedon has already shattered two
Dominion Intercollegiate records so
far this year and is the 'Birds best bet
to stop the talented Clayton, touted
hy Washington coach Jack Torney,
''as the finest distance prospect since
Jack Medica."
Not only does Clayton loom as outstanding in the 1500 meter event bul
is currently crowding the 220 and 440
men on thc first string Huskies' team.
Washington's four victories thus far
have been at the expense of Everett
High School, twice, Seattle YMCA and
Mount Vernon Junior College.
The "Birds on thc other hand have
only two moots under their belts, a
tic with thc Vancouver YMCA and
the resounding victory over the Vikings.
UBC? coach Doug Whittle has slated
the following swimmers for action:
George Knight and Frank Costigan, 50
yard free stylo; Bob Stangroom and
Nick Stobart, 100 yard breast stroke;
Jack Creedon and Ken Rosenberg, 200
yard free style; Boh Thistle and Don
Marshall. 100 yard back stroke; Jack
Creedon and Bob Brbdie, 100 yard free
style: Jim Hawthorne and Hoc Smith,
Chiefs Beat Braves
In Final Hoop Tilt
Whittle's Hoopsters  Finish
Season  In  Fifth   Position
Tradition and team spirit play an important part in campus
sport clubs and yesterday's overpowering victory of the venerable Chieftain basketball team over their newly established
Varsity rivals, the upstart Braves, bears thi.s out.
Recapturing some of thc spirit of | but the attempt was stifled by the
Senior A glory of past years, the 1949 j ever-present close checking of the
version of the Chiefs set Braves back j winners.
Films To Be
Shown Today
The much travelled, much talked
of films of the 1948 world series will
be shown today at 12:30 in the main
Brock lounge by members of the
badminton club.
The Birdmen are attempting to
raise funds to send their ace player
Ken Merideth to the Dominion championships in Montreal.
The whole of the Brock lounge has
been booked by the club in an effort
to accomodate the large crowd of
students who have shown an interest
in the pictures.
The series was between the American league champions the Cleveland
Indians and the National League leaders, the Boston Braves. During one of
the sequences, the controversial play
of "Who's out on second" is portrayed.
The show gets underway at 12:30
and will go on for about forty minutes,
A small admission will be charged at
the door.
Addy Wins Table
Tennis Finals
Meet Missionaries, Savages
Jack Pomfret and the UBC Thunderbird basketball team
entrained yesterday morning for points south to meet the Whitworth College and Eastern Washington teams this weekend.
Jerry Addy, representing teachers
training, was crowned table tennis
singles champion this week as one
phase of the intramural finals was
run  off.
Addy defeated the Alpha Delts Art
Jeffery two games to one to take the
laurels before a large crowd of spec-(Coaches  All-An
tators last Tuesday in  the gym.
The contest was a real thriller from
start to finish, Addy picked up an
early lead winning the first game
21-11 but Jeffery i .ilied to take Xov
&P<:oncl  contest  21-17.
Bearing down again in lhe ftn.il
frame, Addy sowed thc nutcn up \v. ii
a ■ 21-17  decision.
The doubles finals, ^hich udll n'i;
Art Phillips and ll.iny Cat n r of 'he
Phi Delts clash wi;-. Zen t'"»n T; u'.
Goldsmith anrl Ln n.n t, v, ill da heal
next   Tuesday   in   the  y.ym   til   n	
Tho College of Western Washington
quintet meets the same two teams
this weekend, but in reverse order.
So it seems that a battle for fifth
place is shaping up.
For either team to lake a win from
Enrtern would be a feather in their
cap. On the other hand, Whitworth,
currently holding down seventh
place, would have to score an upset
to win,
Thus a double win for UBC coupled
with a double loss for the Vikings of
WWC would hoist the Birdies way
up into fifth place, top of the second
Last January the "wondermen" of
UBC took a very close 53-51 win from
the last place Whitworth club and
actually will have their hands full
to repeat their performance tonight
at Spokane,
In an even earlier season game at
UBC the Birds bowed out to the
Eastern Washington crowd by a C-l-47
margin. For the Pomfretmen to pull
a win out of tho hat at Cheney tomorrow  night  will  be  a   feat   indeed,
However if we consider the vast
improvement of the Birds over their
pre-season and early scheduled performances, a win over the Savages
does not seem such a dream.
Thc UE'C boys will be counting a
lot on thc ability of long Jawn (thank
jou Daily Province) Forsyth hi thc
bucket position. The lanky pivotman
hrs recently been nominated by the
coaches of the Hvergrcen Conference
:o the .'••election committee of tho
National     Association     of     Basketball
WAD Holds Annual
Track Meet Today
Annual indoor track meet, sponsored
by the women's athletic directorate
at UBC, will be held in the gymnasium at seven o'clock tonight.
Under the heading of "Fun Frolic"
Varsity girls will present an active
program including relays, skills,
songs, yells and square dances, topping the list off with refreshments.
Sororities and Phrateres Chapters
will receive points as in other intramural activities, the plan being to
encourage as many entrants as possible.   -
Nev Munro, Jim McLean, and Reid
Mitchell will back up Forsyth with
their fireball style of play. Campbell,
Watt, and Southcott who turned in a
creditable performance last weekend
al UEC will al.-,,i be called upon to
ec forth, with their host effort af
their  dear  uhl   alma   mammy.
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-   K'tJPi   —   Gradual.>s
University   have   offered
'i','i' av c'a-si  of hitildh'g
a.-     in     'hi'    jrymnashtm.
'h.r    Oal     a-jU    |,(s    ha;:',,
-in their recently-gained laurels when
they fouled their way to a 81-67 victory in the Varsity gym at noon on
Starting out by scoring eight points
without a comeback from the losers,
Chieftains were never seriously threatened for thc remainder of the game.
The only phase of thc game whore
Braves topped the winners was in the
the number of players motioned to
the showers from five personals. Four
members of the Braves received the
nod to three of thc winner's side.
Evidence of the rough-house style
of wide open play which featured the
contest was thc excess amount of fouls
called. Fifty-nine personals between
the two clubs is almost a record for
this season.
From the  half time score of 39-24,
both teams matched basket for basket) ..-,.,
, .    ,    , ,   .    -n /members as possible turn out. Check
lor   the  rest   oi» tho  contest.   Braves
started on what looked like the come-   with   the   Graduate   Manager's   office
back trail early  in the third quarter for   the   room   number.
Doug Whittle's charges showed that
they had more experience and better
plays than their Varsity rivals, clicking consistently on practiced manoeu-
Mitchell, tall blonde centreman of
the winners, captured scoring honors
with £1 counters. Runner-up was his
team-mate Cook who went"wild in the
final quarter to tally 17 points.
Swenson of Braves followed close
behind with 10 markers, while Wotherspoon and Matthews tied for fourth
spot with 14 points apiece.
Big Block Meeting
An extremely important meeting of
the Big Block Club will be held today
at 12:30 in the Brock Hall. Election
of new officers will be held and some
of the new sweaters will be distributed. It is imperative that as many
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