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 Vol, XXXI
No. 61
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"THE DRUNKARD", starring former UBC Players Club member, Beth Gillanders, will play in Vancouver starting Feb. 7.
Miss Gillanders earned herself a large measure of fame at UBC
with her stellar performances in such productions as "The
Brontes". She has met with such success on tour a special
number has been created for her.
Former Players Club
Star Returns On Tour
Beth Gillanders, Spellbinding
Artist, Returns in Stage Play
The arrival in Vancouver of Brian Doherty's New World
Theatre Company, which is presenting "Tho Drunkard" at the
International Cinema during thc week of February 7, brings
back to her home one of tho finest dramatic actresses ever to
graduate from the UBC Players Club—Beth Gillanders.
Beth contributed one of the best biis^"
of acting ever seen at the university
when    she    played    Emily    in    tlie
''Brontes."  Tlie supreme test of her
powers came one student night in tho
xtne where Emily dies on stage.
The Bronte Family had a famous
them under her spell! .
In her last year Beth played the
Widow Quinn in Synge's "Playboy
of tho Western World," a good preparation iti comedy for the "widdcr"
role she plays in Tlie Drunkard. Ac-
deg, Keeper, and in the play Keeper Jem-ding to Mr. Dohcrty, the producer,
had a tendency to bark or howl off
stage. At the moment of Emily's death
Keeper gives a howl which, if well
done, adds to the dramatic effect; of
Emily's death.
Well, on the student night referred
lo. at the moment of Emily's death,
at the point where Keeper is howling,
someone in the parking lot started to
sound his auto horn very insistently,
And there wasn't even a titter in the
audience, so completely did Beth have
Both lias mot with such success in her
o'.co numbers between acts that he had
to have a special, extra number written for her.
Beth is the first Players Club actress to get a professional job in Canada's first Dominion-wide Theatre Co.
The company has had tremendous
success everywhere—even a §100,000
invitation to take the show to New
lYork. But they turned it down in
favor of coming out west.
UBC's appeal for victims of last week's Home Economics fire has spread.
First contribution from off the campus was received
Wednesday by student president Dave Brousson.
A donation of a dollar was given by a Vancouver
citizen who read of students' plight in city newspapers.
The money wa.s donated through Ellen Boving, secretary
of Dean F. N. Clement.
Contributions   can   still   be   sent  through   the   Daily
Ubyssey Fire Fund to Publications Board offices, Brock
Receipts will be used to aid students and instructors
who lost personal, uninsured property in the $200,000 blaze.
Greer-Belkov Plan Languishes as
Veterans Refuse To Contribute $1
Although G25 student-veterans cashed Department of Veterans' Affairs cheques today, International Student Service
officials termed their response to one dollar contributions to
thc Greer-Belkov scholarship plan "disappointing".
Of tho cheques cashed, only S145 was donated up to press
time Thursday.
Members said  that  tomorrow's  response may  be  better
when further cheques are picked up by student veterans.
<$, ,	
Largest Open House
Plans Now Complete
Public To View $8 Million Worth
Of Campus Equipment on March 5
The University of British Columbia has completed plans for
the largest Open House Day in the history of tho institution.   -
Saturday, March 5, following a week®-
Campus Ballet Premiere
in Auditorium Today
First ballet performance ever held on the campus will be
given by the Panto-Pacific Ballet Company today at 12:30 p.m.
in the auditorium.
The company, a Vancouver organ- <S-
ization, was formed  in October  1948
under the direction of Ballet-mistress
Mara McBirney and Assistant Ballet-
mistress Beth Lockhart.
Premiere performance was given on
January 5 and 6 with thc Vancouver
Symphony, when tho troupe gave
the same program as that being presented here Friday.
Panto-Pacific Company will repeat
these same ballets when it competes
n thc National Ballet Festival in Toronto in March.
Program for Friday's presentation
1. Degas Rehearsal—Choreography
by Mara ^McBirney.
2. Pas Seule.
3. Bohemian Revels—Choreography
by  Mara McBirney.
Presentation is * sponsored by thc
Literary and Scientific Executive,
Admission  will  be  25  cents.
of special  events open to the public
the   university   will   swing   wide   its
doors  to  the  citizens of  British  Columbia.
It will be a gigantic undertaking
entailing the organization of over COO
student guides, the assembly of hundreds of displays, the arrangement
of research projects, scale models of
industrial processes and collections
of rare museum pieces and books.
Eight million dollars worth of buildings and equipment will be on display
for visitors from all parts of British
Columbia as well as the Vancouver
Tween Classes
Spurned Speaker
On Campus Today
Dr. J. G. Endicott, vice-president of the Toronto Peace
Council and one time adviser
to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-
shek, will speak today at 12:30
p.m. in Arts 100.
He is currently on tour under the
sponsorship of the Peace Council.
Executive of the Social Problems club
has suggested that si'udents meet
with Dr. Endicott to form a Vancouver Peace Council.
Dr, Endicott has recently had several
Tlie    newly    constructed    Physics
building  will  bo  a  scientific   bazaar
of  strange  experiments  and  demon- jtalks cancelled by Vancouver service
strations.   Laboratory  magic  will   be'c]u)JSi '
performed   with   liquid   air,   X-Rays, *       «       »
.■sound waves, mine detectors, Gcigcr     F/L-iVf  SOCIETY  will   present   two
counters, and radio-active isotopes.      fj]ms jn th0 auc], Tuesday afternoon.
In thc library displays of ancient Both of them are comedies featuring
coins, rare books, and many other Charlie Chaplin and Bert Lahr. They
objects of historical and artistic in-1 ni0 entitled, "Behind the Screen," and
tcrcst will be assembled, and in tlie "Off the Horses," respectively. Bal-
lowcr floor of the new library wing'cony of thc auditorium has been re-
visitors  may  examine,  for  the  first, sorved for couples.
*      *      *
time, one of the finest collections of
Northwest Indian artifacts in existence, part of the Anthropological
Museum that will be officially opened
on thc morning of March 5. •
Special arrangements have been
made to accommodate an anticipated
attendance of more than 20,000 people.
Well-informed guides will be available.
CONCERT, under the baton of Arthur Delamont will be presented in
aud. on Thursday, February 10 at 12:30.
Selections from Gershwin and Victor Herbert will be presented by the
UBC band. This is the first concert
the band has presented in several
years and more are forthcoming if
this one is successful.
DVA has refused  to contribute  to
J UBC's unique "dollar a student" German exchange scholarship plan.
Non-Veteran si'udents paid an
extra dollar with second Verm fees to
establish a pool for the foreign scholarships, but DVA told UBC authorities it will not pay the extra levy
for student-veterans.
The plan was conceived by UBC
.•undents Cliff Greer and Gregory Belkov and approved last year by a general meeting of UBC sludents.
Refusal of DVA to contribute to
the automatic checkoff depletes immediate contributions by almost $3500.
Student president Dave Brousson
hoped, however, to recapture most of
the lost revenue by appeals for contributions from veterans at lhe February pay parade.
Veterans aro asked to contribute
one dollar on the same basis as non-
veterans when they receive DVA
Greer and Belkov hope to offer
four $1500 scholarships to German students. They would be brought to UBC
for one year, on condition they return to Germany.
With -air students paying the additional fee the total fund would have
amounted to $7500,
Dollar fee rise was tacked onto
second term fees, payable before January 15,
Greer hopes to expand the plan
until every Canadian university offers
nt least one overseas scholarship for
every 2000 students.
UBC's 'four scholarships will bc offered at University of Hamburg, recently "adopted" by UBC Administration of the fund would be undertaken by International Students Service.
Greer htipcs Canadian universities
will Combine to offer scholarships
where "democracy is not firmly established."
Student's accepting the scholarship
iwill undertake to return to their
homeland after studying in Canada
for n year
Only previous instance of the Board
cf Governors raising fees was ht connection with the war memorial gymnasium. DVA consented to this fee
rise.   \
Plant Scores
Election Of
Plant Remains
Reasonably Happy
'T am reasonably happy, but
I am sure the students didn't
realize what they were voting
for," said Paul Plant, AMS
treasurer, Thursday, commenting on student OK of a business manager for AMS funds.
In the voting, the finance board,
which Plant favored, received second
choice and thc choice of leaving the
existing system intact trailed far behind.
The referendum voted upon Wednesday  contained   three  alternatives:
1. Appointment of a finance board.
2. Employment of a business manager. ^
3. Retention of the existing system.
Paid ' Plant,   incumbent   treasurer,
proposed tho formation of a finance
board composed of MAD treasurer
ar.d a representative from each year
excluding  tlie  first.
Paul Brousson, president of AMS,
in an interview with The Daily
Ubyssey yesterday said, "I supported
tlie finance board but I am quite
satisfied with the results of the vote.
I will make some suggestions to the
new council in regards to tho handling
of the person in the position."
In originally suggesting the business manager Plant felt student finances were becoming too great a
problem for unpaid student officers
to handle efficiently.
Engineers Issue
Dimes Challenge
Engineers on tho campus this morning issued a challenge to other faculties to match them dime for dime
in aid of the current March of Dimes
Contest will begin on Tuesday at
8:30 a.m. :.    '
Statements For Coordinator, Secretary
Candidates For Council
George Cumming
It is an honour to second George
Cumming  for  Co-ordinator.
On Council at Lord Byng, he was
later editor of tho Oak Bay High
School paper and Annual.       ,
At Victoria College he was treasurer of. tho si'udents council and
associate editor of the Annual.
Since coming to university, George
has been Chairman of the Homo-
coming Dance, and treasurer of the
Mardi Gras. Until injured recently
he played rugby for the UBC team.
In spite of this he has consistently
maintained a high scholastic average and has won scholarships in
every year since Matric.
Such a record merits your vote,
Ron Grant,
Norman Minty
I have known Norman Minty for
a number of years, and have always
been impressed by his eagerness, his
will'Vo finish a job successfully, his
intelligence of purpose, and his tin-
core interest in our university and
its affairs.
Frior to attending thc University of
British Columbia, Norman was very
active in high school activities; in
YMCA work as a leader and counsellor at summer camps of that organization, and has held executive
positions in various church young
people associations all across Canada. Ho saw active service during
this last war with the RCNVR, at
Since coming to UBC, Norman has
been active in the Forestry Club, in
the Student Christian Movement as
» cabinet member and business
manager, He is a cadet with the
campus UNTD, At present, although
carrying a heavy course in Commerce with Forestry options, Norman
i.s actively engaged as co-ordinator
of the UBC Dance, Club,
lie is a man who is not seeking
the   petition   for   what'  he   can   do
for himself, but for what ho can clo
for the students of this university.
Bob DeVito
Claire Green
I second the nomination of Clare
Gieen I'm' Secretary of thc Student
Council  unconditionally.
Clare has been active in oil phases
of campus .activity for the past two
years. As secretary of tho Pro-Mod
Undergraduate Society, she represents the organization on USC and
acts as co-ordinator of the Committee. A member of both the Player's
Club and the Radio Society she has
proved her executive abilities on
many occasions.
At present secretary of the Open
House Committee, her efficiency,
ability and co-operative attitude are
plainly shown.
For tho abovo reasons I sincerely
request that on Wednesday you ''Go
Ahead!   Vote  Greene". „   .
James Argue.
Kay McDonald
Being one of many who seconded
Kay MacDonald's nomination for the
position of secretary, I as her campaign manager feel that you the
voters must know the following
about Kay.
First, she  has in all her  student
and  outside responsibilities been  a
willing    industrious    worker.    She
puts forth a drive that, sees the task
carried through to completion.
Second, she has participated in
campus activities, An example is
l;ea work in the Musical Society,
lor tho past three years. In this
organization she has devoted her
energy whole heartedly.
Third, personal qualifications, she
was secretary of her high school,,
she is clever and she is attractive.
As Kay is a student in 3rd year
Arts majoring in English. I feel that
she is one who would carry on the
work of the secretary of AMS Council successfully.
Dick Penn
Bob Currie
With both mfcn and women running for virtually every student
council post this year wo regard
Bob Currie's candidacy for secretary
as a very healthy sign. A strong
secretary could and should clo much
io lighten tHo load placed on the
president and treasurer.
Bob is 27, having served four years
in the RCAF before returning to
UBC in 1'JtG. Since thai time hc has
served two successive years as
Acadia Council president, one year
year as treasurer of Arts and mem-
hot of USC. lie is currently serving
as Open  House  Chairman.
Never have wo had  a chance  to
vote for so well qualified a council
secretary,  May the best man win,
1 Don Cunliffe
Willa MacKinnon
In seconding Willa MacKinnon
for the position of Secretary of thc
Alma Mater Society, I feel confident
she will do the job expertly and
efficiently. Her experience began in
high school as member of the students' council, year-book editor-in-
chief, inter-high debating representative,   and  valedictorian.
Here at UBC, Willa has combined
her many activities witli a constant
high average. She was secretary of
First year Arts and has been very
active in organizing many charity
projects, -Her post business office
experience >vill prove invaluable
in thc position of secretary.
Having recently worked with Willa
on 'the Mardi Gras Committee, I
know her to be always dependable,
conscientious, resourceful, and therefore our logical choice for secretary of the Alma Mater Society.
Donald  Urquhart
Shirley Manning
In seconding the nomination of
Shirley Manning, I 'feel confident
that she will make an excellent AMS
secretary, Through high school she
held various executive positions on
school teams and on thc school annual, even then showing her ability
to take on a responsible) position in
student government, In her first
year at University, she was a mem
ber *of the Publications Board, and
cf several other student organizations. For the last two years, she
lias taken important executive positions in both the Radio Society and
Phrateres. With a calm personality,
secretarial training, and vigorous
executive ability, she will make an
excellent student councillor.
Gordon Wright
Marjorie McDonald
I wholeheartedly second the nomination of Marjorie McDonald for
the position of Secretary to the
AMS. For not only has she proven
her executive ability during her
two years at UBC site also'has secretarial  experience.
llcr sparkling and unfailing ability to get along with people have
manifested beyond a doubt, her executive ability,
During her years ai UBC she has
served on Women's Undergraduate
Society, Undergraduate Societies
Committee, and on Homecoming
Before coming to UBC Marjorie
was employed as a secretary on the
staff of the  Provincial Government,.
For    these   reasons    I    feel    that
Marjorie   is   the   logical   choice   for
secretary of thc Aim.. Mater Society.
Bob McMordio , Page 2
Friday, February 4, 1949,
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Senior   Editor  This   Issuc-JIM   BANHAM
Apathy At The Po!
Despite a new system of balloting the voting' in Wednesday's presidential election was,
percentage-wise, almost the lightest in years.
• Students could vote at anyone of tho five
polling places simply by producing an AMS
card to be punched, But the effort of reaching into a pocket for the little yellow slip
evidently proved too much for some 04 percent of the eligible voters.
It is true that old-fashioned election rules
hamstring candidates' efforts to arouse interest.
,But the lack of artificial stimulus is still
no justification for the poor turnout. It is
surely not too much, to expect that at least
half of tho student body is intelligent enough
to make use of its franchise with or without
the aid of pretty girls. '
All the loose talk about today's students
'being tomorrow's leaders is just so nnuch
hogwash as long as they indicate their un-
a\vareness by staying away from the polls in
'In 1949-50 Student Council affairs will be
largely in the hands of a president and
treasurer who have both proven their merit.
There can be no doubt that they will handle
their jobs in a manner that will do credit to
the AMS.
Walt Ewing, however, did not even have
the pleasure of contesting the office he won.
Instead it was handed to him with the inference that among 8500 sludents there was
only one man able to carry it out, a doubtful
And now Jim Sutherland ha.s achieved the
highest student office as the result - of a
minority vote. Considering some of the difficult decisions that both must make during
tho coming year they would probably feel
much happier if they were sure that they
had the backing of a larger part of the electorate.
In view of the apathy with which Sutherland and Ewing have met along the way
they might do well after they take over to
investigate a means of stirring the lagging
interest in student elections,
etters to
e e
*   The Editor,
\   Dear Sir;
i     I have difficulty in deciding which
;   section   of   my   paper   is   tho   more
.•"humorous, the comic section or the
.-. editorial    page.    The    Ubyssey,    of
';   course, has no comic section, but it
— does very well without one.  Such
exhibitions of inconsistency and ignorance as tho Ubyssey editors have
displayed so far this university,year
in   their dealings  with   tho  SCM  I
find alternately annoying and amusing.
Tho religious clubs, of which thfc
SCM is perhaps the largest, were
referred to with apparent approval
in an editorial last Fall as "m i-
think im; social eluhs." Thin (<n:a
the Uhy.'.sey's :•(. If-conscious v.'aa)
from the downtown ff.l.:"i ::il i-:t-
plying that tho Sf'.M is C\ mnum..;t.
And as if this ',:. ansforma'ion woro
not enough (lie SCM has now. it
i-ocms, exerted such pressure on tho
Administration of this university
that   those   authorities   have   com
mitted a grievous error (has* not a
Ubyssey editor said so?1 by succumbing completely to allegedly
Communist influence and allowing
Cirislinns  to lecture  in classes.
There are no courses in Religion
offered hy UBC, but there is one in
Logic in the Philosophy Department. Of course it might' nip a
promising journalistic career or two
ir. .the hud, but even that might be
Nevertheless, the current discussion must have some other basis
besides vacuous journalism. The
t( nor of recent editorials and letters
to editors in local papers would
indicate that both those for and
those against Christiani'v have !<>•-1
lh.it al'r.ude of Ir.-nhin complacency
to u hacii we have long been acciis-
The a'titudes are apparent.
'    nia.'    hand    we    find    that
hold a membership meeting Friday at
12:30 in Aggie 100 to discuss program
and policy. Prospective members are
welcome to attend this meeting.
icnt two films in French at 12:30 on
Friday, February 4 in Physics 200,
Everybody welcome.
12:110 in training room. Bring strip.
tion, UBC cordially invites you i'o attend its Friday noort meetings, which
include testimonies of Christian Science healing. Arts 207 at 12:30,
club members interested in the Mock
parliament are asked to attend the
CCF caucus meeting Friday, February,
4, Arts 101, 12:30.
vail! meet on Monday; February 7 in
Hut B4. Please attend at the usual
a soiree on Friday, February 4 at 8
p.m. at 1197 West lGi'h. Everyone interested in French conversation is
cordially invited.
Anyone interested in forming a workshop in radio, drama, sign sheet provided on Radsoc bulletin board. Saturday is thc day. Time has not been
decided yet.
the Camera club to discuss plans for
tlie coming year and the salon in
March, Friday, February 4 in Arts 201.
sents Dr. J. G. Endicott, former advisor to Chiang Kai-shek, speaking on
"China" Friday, February 4, 12:30 in
Arts 100.
will be cancelled on Friday; the Mara
F'irney Ballet group are giving n performance at that time. Monday's concert will consist of "Rhapsody on a
theme by Paganini" by Rachmaninoff
and "Le D'Omphale" by Snint-Sacns.
thoy   are   mixed   up   in   something
requiring change and action, which
ol course they hadn't bargained for.
Positive and aggressive Christianity
is being met by a panicky nega'tive
from those who fear to act respon-   ; important meeting of all those inter-
sibly or to change. It was ever thus,   jested in forming a World Government
discussion group. If you are interested but unable to attend you may leave
your name on the desk at any UN
club meeting. Friday, February 4,
neon, Hut A4.
but Christians will go forward with
their, Master to transform men and
their  world.
Your truly,
Robin   Andrews.
Please do not try your Communist
imputations on me—they don't fit
hero  either.
'.' n
many who used t:> laugh at Chris-
tains now think that Christians arc
ct.mgfTuus; and on tlv other hand
v.o have the merely nominal Chris-
t- ins who aro beginning t<j fear that
i Lost
jdia and UBC Thursday. Initials W.B.
J on shank. Reward,
'has my slide rule please contact Dayn-
::ud   Welsh   at   KE   2,"illiR   or   leave   at
t   and  Found.   Urgent,
,i:p   Pyschnlo.-y   2»>1   cs-'ay   by   D.    D.
TIE-X-CHANGE.   HAVE   YOU   ANY 'dunes that, was left in Ap.Sc. Ino ].lease
accurate,    prompt   service,    Jean
o. -lijiM) West   10th.  AL 3-1.V.1L.
iKCKtioa you  Wish
■!i t-oiucono else had'.'
Send a i'o us with SI and we will send
y su a other attractive ties newly
dry cleaned. Pacific North West Elite, prise Co. 324.1 West :1th.
ui: n in to Dr. Black,
K   and   E   shde   rule   in   "Totem"   on
Tuesday morning  kindly return same
to  Puh.  Office.
"Tho Red Shoes," currently playing
its second week in downtown Vancouver, has been panned by both critics
and performers in it. The dancing has
been   called   "proficient"   and   "poor",
loarer, who takes the
leading role of the ballerina, has dubbed herself "Jane Russell in tights/'
after seeing it.
Marias Goring i.s an aspiring young
composer who ha.s his music stolen
for a ballet managed by Anton Wal-
brook's, Ballet Lemantoy. In compensation for stealing the music, Wal-
brook. gives Goring a place in the
ballet as a composer. Aspiring young
ballerina Mo ira Shearer also wins a
place in the troupe and eventually
they fall in lo\e.
Goring composes the music for an
adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy ta'e, The Rod Shoes, and
Miss Shearer is given her big chance
by taking the leading part. Somewhere
along the lire both Wa'.brook am!
Goring fall in love with Miss Sbo.:rrr.
Goring; wins (ho ^ivl, marries her, asci
"i.tl   ot   joalnu>\:   Walbrook   refuse-;   to
et iter r
'! he   lit)a 11(11   of
er eonniMts •-■n
tale's Red S!i
he" ship ih'iii'ai
lVeplo "..ho
Ih.'it J'e.iius :.!:
if they twist
h'.O'.vs  and   ",ri
lhe     nil'tlti'e    ;i
aO'ss'irs  tn  las
1   !   elf    lag..  :,
nl' mil   heine  al
:n Ins I rnupo heentise It'1
t anrl love cannot mix.
it all Is that Mis.; She.ar-
vluch   wil
he   hairy
nol    let
is   married   has   been   refuted   by   the
best of them, e.g., Pavlova, Danihva.
The qi^stion of whether the ballot
in the picture is good or not can hardly
be discussed here since'we profess no
first hand knowledge on the subject.
It can be considered on two planes,
however. First, for the lover of ballet
who judges it against the rigid standards of art, the dancing may be just
"proficient, competent," or just plain
bad. Secondly, for the person who
wants only entertainment in their
movies, the dancing is a good introduction to the ballet — a sort of short
Ballet, is such a complex, interpretive art and enjoys such little popularity in this'part of the country that
il, will probably lie called good because
■if   people's   lack   of  knowledge   of  it.
Moira Shearer as the young ballet
artist looks almost vulgar in tights'ut
some points in the picture, She gives
the impression that she wa.s poured
into them. Walbrook, as the ballet
improssario,- is a steely-faced, mouth-
lwi-;in.; villain. Young Goring gives
much, the same impression for the
goo;l •aide, lhe technicolor iu most of
the picture is good, but the male roles
have   enmo   lo   hiehe
->ws   up    in    people   Ml,
tneir   hands,   knit
id   their  Pvih  wil
sue;,>-.       Tim    pi
i s. ii  i >!  gr'm.'io'ur,
;   Ws'M   ;)■■;  i i;t.  To,,- •   tenet
ile !e dance well if one
wearing ot   too much
makeup.  Their  faces are  mostly  dead
white against  red lips.
The story is the picture's weakest.
part. The over worked (home — one
mu ,t suffer for one's Art — just about
breathe ; id; ];wi  here.
■>V t^t ^r
In a blubbering notice to all "critics"
tncouwr,  Hilker AI fractions  has
in  V
by jim banham
notified us that Exhibition Gardens at
Hastings Park is now Vancouver's
concert hall.
They describe this architectural
abortion on Vancouver's outskirts as
having "a great many good point.". '
First, they say it is clean, I would ast;
Mr. Hilker to go to the Gardens and
take a good look at the passages "long
the side of the building underneath
the seats and I'm sure he'll find it
filthy. The rest of the building is littb
Second, they say it has good lobby
space. Actually, it's lousy. It's a two by
four lobby of cement, flooring with
about as much space to move around
in as an ash tray.
Third, they say it has good parking.
Granted, there is a large lot across tho
street but it cannot in any sense be
called adequate. Fourth, they say it
has good acoustics. Obviously Mr.
Hilker ha.s never sat in some of his
cheaper seats around the side or at the
far end — which isn't so far since the
building i.s small — or he would know
that the hall distorts and mutilates
almost every sound. Fifth, they say the !
building is fireproof. What a pity. Mi".
Hilker.      ■ ' |
Innumerable conferences, commit- j
tee;; and such have sat on the problem ;
if a decent concert hall for Vancouver
for wars. Nothing has come of unv :
of them. I wouldn't be surprised if ;
nol bing' came of the one proposed by' ,
you which includes "a small committee   ef'l'.ey   citizens."
Your "hey I'lli/cas" Mr. Hilker have
uflerod ion iirniy suggestions and not
enough inonev I'm' lo<> lone now.
with   silver   buckle   clips   nn   strops. !
Lining missing from left gloves. Please FOUND: WILL D. M. WELSH PHONT
phone Bill at BA. C821Y.
cd. Finder please phone Joan, Kerr.
4OG0R, or return to men's gym office.
tining data for a B. A. thesis. Stu
Smith, Hut M29 or Chem. 107 annex,
KandE slide rule in "Totem" on
Tuesday morning' kindly return same
to pub office.
ear muffs lost Tuesday afternoon
pleaso turn in to pub office.
Gordon at KE 13WR re his lost slide
FOUND: WALLET IN APPLIED Science. Name: D. Butters (no money*.
in  Dean  Finlnyson's  office.
8:30's Monday, Wednesday and Friday from West End, Phone Rik, MA
C861. „
Accommodation '
home for male student; near transportation and campus, 15th and Dunbar, AL 1971M.
Something new in bracelets... designed
like a matching pair of engagement ami
wedding rings enlarged to bracelet size
and chained together.
Gilt mounts set with hrilliuut
An ideal gift for
St. Valentine's Day.
Tax vxlru
vyou perchance.
Egbert's really cooking on thc front
burner tonight . . . but he won't have, .in
ounce of bounce when lie finds he's craslud
the faculty Formal instead of thc l-'rc-vh-
man Fro lie.
J:;.;bcit may not lie able to avoid tht
odd social set-luik but he's ^ot the perfect
answer to dollar dilhailties ... a tjrouini;
account in "MY HANK".
Why not follow his lead and start building up your fatality-fund at tlie Rot'M
Bank of Montreal
EVERY      WALK      OF      t. I I   E      SINCE
1 C 1 ■/
Your ISank on the Campus — In (he Auditorium Build
Merle C, Kirby, Offieer-in-Charrfc
n;.l Friday, February 4, 1949.
Page 3
« the
* caf
« crowd
Have you ever lost some trinket
that' has a special significance just
for you? If you have you must be
acquainted with the hopless feeling
of loss—not for the sake of tlie trinket
alone but for all the thoughts and
memories associated with it'.
Granted we, as
university students, should know
how t'o look after
our things but accidents happen to
But the person
who finds your
trinket—what about him. Does he ie-
niember his feelings when he lost the
fountain pen his parents gave him
foi' graduation or the lighter his first
girl friend gave him? Very rarely.
Higher Education
He usually picks up your lost article, thinks "some poor kid lost this—
but it's just what I need" and puts it
in his pocket, forgetting tliat he is not
the rightful owner, Sometimes  it is
not just thoughfulness—some people
cannot be bothered to advertise that
t'hey have found something.
This puts the finder practically id
the same level as a common  thkaf
for he is harboring something other
than his own property. And on  this
campus there are too many thieves
and too many dishonest finders. University students, with  their widened
horizons are supposed to set the example to those who cannot indulge
in   the   same   opportunities.   It   all
comes   under   Culture   and   Higher
Education. Human nature should not
be go glaringly obvious.
What is the use of all ihe education
you can assimilate if you can't look
yourself in the eye and say you are
It is a constant source of surprise
to many people on this campus that a
few of their fellow student's are amply qualified to come under the category of thief. And yet the fact remains. Petty pilfering is going on at
a great rate.
Out of Sight
It is not safe to leave anything out
of the range of your vision. Instead
of hanging your coat in the Library
cloakroom you have to drape it over
your chair or you will not have a
coat to wear home.
If you leave your coat hanging
in the Brock cloakroom you will be
like Mother Hubbard, only instead of
Ihe cupboard being bare your pocket
will be empty.
If you leave your clothes and possessions in the Gym dressing room
while you do your daily dozen you
can be sure something will be missing when you return to the dressing
And if it happens to be raining
jour umbrella will disappear practically in front of your eyes, And
if some neigbor in thc Library needs
a new pen yours will find its way
info his looseleaf while you're innocently sipping coffee in the Campus Cupboard. And if you happen to
own a copy of a scarce textbook you
will not own it long because someone else will decide they need it
more than you clo.
I imagine there are one or two
thieves and dishonest finders reading
this at the same lime you are. Maybe
sitting right next to ycu. I- often
wonder what their reaction i.s when
some possession of theirs disappears
mysteriously. They probably raise
a great roar and cry. Do you?
Activity Award
Deadline Set
As February 15
Nominations deadline for
tho campus' outstanding student accolade, Ihe Honorary
Activity Award, is February
The gold pin and .scroll awards will
In presented to recipients at, the next
general meeting, Dave Williams, chairman of Undergraduate Societies (.,'om-
111 i 1 tet'. has announced,
cut. They arc made on the has- s of
all-round contributions to UBC activity, and  a candidate i.s still  eh pblo
Usually, 15 of the awards are ha rcled
if he  holds other  t> pes  of awtii'as
A   brief   regard in.!,'  qualifications   ijf
i'k   nominee should  roach  Da* o Williams   at   council   offices   before   Feb
i'11 cry   15
Anv   class   ve.ar   is   eligible
Malik  Has   High  Hopes
For Future Of India
"India is full of hope for the future and filled with enthusiasm for the work that has been done," said Sardi Malik, High
Commissioner of India to Canada, to a student body Thursday
in Physics 200,
The great danger of civil war during the communal strifes of 1947 was
met largely through the inspiration
and devotion to duty and to his own
ideals, he said, of Mnhatma Ghandi.
His death and the memory of his
dying served to shape the whole
country. II was as if the conscience
ef India had been aroused by this
terrible crime,
Speaking on the problem of Indian
unity he stated that "The almost unachievable has been achieved and today almost every princely slate has
one and all, merged into India or
The relation between India and
Pakistan had been another major
eastern problem. Mr. Malik was happy to say that during this last year
there has been a tremendous improvement and the only outstanding
question today between the two countries  is that of Kashmere.
In the social field, he stated, "The
removal by legislature of untouch-
ability has been a social revolution.
The status of women has been improved. They now have the right to
vote equally with men. They obtain
equal wages for equal work. Polygamy has been abolished and divorce
made  possible,"
Graduating class will discuss a
permanent present for the university
al a meeting on Friday, February 25
at   12:30  p.m.
Sparkling Aggie
Pep-Meet Tuesday
Canada's Sophie Tucker, Mary
Mack, will spark tlie monster Aggie
pep-meet in the Armories. Tuesday.
February 8. Mary Mack, who is well-
known to all UBC students for an
impromtu floor show with some illustrious sciencemen last fall, promises
many surprises to all on Tuesday.
A new Aggie song will be introduced by the nortorious Aggie quartette, the "Four Udder Boys." Jokes,
skits, pretty gals, corn and music in
the barnyard motif assure all of a riot-
Tuesday's pep meet starts Ihings
off for Aggie Week, which is to be
climaxed by the annual Farmers
Frolic in the Armories Thursday night.
All student's are invited to throw
away their inhibitions, forget their
lectures and get down to earth for
Aggie Week. Come to Tuesday's pop
meet for a taste of Aggie hospitality,
come to t'he Frolic Thursday night
for the real thingl
Legion Dance
Tickets on Sale
j    The eiv.ei tlwiur.en; commit'lee of the
.'Legion advise all those who are plan-
; ning io attend  the monster anniversary  dance  sponsored   by   the  URC'   to
buy  their tickets as soon as possible.
There are still some tickets remaining and can be collected in pay parade in thc Armory.
Women's Editor
Loni Francis
Famous Jazz Stars
May Be at Dance
Two famous jazz stars, currently
playing in a night' club in Vancouver
are alleged to be coming to UBC for
the basketball dance in Brock Hall
Saturday night.
The stars will play several mi in hers
during the evening. Drummer Kelly
Cohen and six musicians from Al
McMillan's UBC dance orchestra wi
accompany them in a jam session.
Aggies will hold their annual "Farmers Frolic" Thursday, February 10
in the Armory.
Tickets are two dollars a couple.
Oid clothes are in order.
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tUV: V
12::J0 Panlo-l'acil'ic V.allH.
12:30 Civil  Lihori;..;   Pnion   -Ai-ie  1(10
3:30 WUS Dane;     -  V.vnvk
8:00 Baskfllnli  Ke.'iiiio v.s Tlmndorhirds-
8:00    Basketball  Seal lie v.s Tlumclcrbirds-
9:00    Basketball  Dane,.
sponsored  by Radsoc—Brock
•'The Struggle in Greece" will he
Ibi' topic al Tiles;,lay's 1. T,,, {,.,. N.n'iinis.
Club iiieelun:  in  Arls  1011
Even though Vancouver is experiencing real winter weather, in the
world cf fashion it i.s officially Spring.
Perhaps, too, a little chat on spring
forecasts will help you Vo take your
mind away from those frozen tees
and blue noses, will help you make
a few of the important decisions regarding your spring clothes. For now
in the lull before the rush of parties,
tecs, formals, now is the time to decide what you wdll add or discard to
your wardrobe, so that you will look
tops, no matter what the occasion.
Spring seems to be synonymous with
suits and print dresses, so here follows
a group of carefully noted trends that'
oro well worth watching and (.'yen
adopting. Suits are feminine, but show
well-tailored details: tiny slit pockets,
roiled collars, sharply pointed cuffs,
anrl narrowed slit skills. Watch also
for rounded accents at the hips in the
pleats cr pockets on the skirt. Now
form of a pushed-out peplum, and
in the realm of coats are the short,
(waist, rib, or shorter) "Butterfly"
coals. These arc actually a type of
capelct; wear them over a straight
skirt or light wool dress.
Print dresses are made in tailored
basic lines, with only gentle details to
give them added individuality. Big
news is the flurry of polka-dotted
prints and themiriads of pin checks
for wools and laffetas. The cardigan
idea i.s even spreading to suits: so
many of them are showing these loose
jackets vviih knitted sleeves or plain
as an alternate to the matching suit
The litlle hats thai you'll be wearing
are neater and more appealing than
ever before. They sit well on ihe head,
with hardly any aid from hat pins; in
tact all they ask is a trim short, hajr
si.vie, Lillle berets cocked I'lirlirigly
to one side, Cloches wilh face-tickling
sweeps of feathers, and back once
more, die sailor ha! in versions made
for Ihe 'young-in-heart"—that's us!
T.'.v brightening a last year's model
wild one of Uifi.se polka-dotted veils,
a clump of feathers or even a scatter-
ii.;,  of   liny  colored   flowers.
C'olois this spring are pale and
special, leaniin; rewards lhe honey,
blende, beige tones wilh lhe accenls
in thc i'iM shades. On lhe other hand
there is a return of the perennial
favorite navy blue, but it is a navy
lhal has a sparkle lo it. Stockings al:
tend toward these new honeyed colors;
so do not be caught buying a pair cf
dark   blown  or  black   nylons.
Incidentally—a word on that con-
In vcrsial subject cf hemiines: I have
commented previously that anklo-
,lcugth skin's and dirty saddles have
nothing whatever in common, iin
fact, there was much outside discus-
ai( n on this) a id one certainly dis-
' racks   from   the  oilier.
The whole (rend of ihe latest fash-
Ions is lhal of a "lady look"; since we,
as young women are supposedly also
yuuiiH ladies, why so slow lo adopt
.-tickings and wcll-shined shoes'.' The
long, long skirls are Worn mostly le.
I'lose who consider Iheneelvcs -hurl
.1,1,i feel thai till', lain'.oi iailalli ai il ,
'Iu m   appi ai    talli"
Essays, Theses, Notes
Mrs. A. O. Robinson
4180 W. 11th Ave. ALma 0915R
Presents a Campus Favorit
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Lei EATOlYS si'I your sprit." time mood!
State your spring silhouette emphatically
thru your choice of a coat. Whether you
prefer the drama of a cape, the princess
look, the elegant shortie or the classic you
will find the coat lo suit your taste at
Muck  I'or an encore  is (he lilted coat for Spihu; . .
note lh" liehcd fullness, flap poitkcis and liim'tailoring in I'vill vrlitiir. ('onus in  I'.irijuoise,  forest green
navy,   blacked   and   red.   Sizes   III-III. 39.50
Futon's.    First    Fluor   h]    Fashion ,■
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Friday, Fehniary 4, 1049,
Freshman Hoop Star
lo Try Out tor £Birds
Chief's Sharpshooter
To Strip For Tonight
"Ask the Man Who Knows"
A WORD FOR THE WISE may be sufficient to get freshman hoop star Bill Raptis a berth
on the Thunderbirds. Here the Chief's sharp shooter is shown carefully listening to advice
from the ',Birds veteran trainer Johnny Owen before he gets his try-out with the senior cagers
tonight in a non-Conference tiff With Seattle College. Ubyssey Photo By  Denny Waller
Braves Cain Revenge
From Mt Vernon Five
Split Series With Cardinals by
Grabbing Close 57-55 Win
UBC Braves proved they have what it takes to make a top
notch ball club when they stole the second game of their home-
and-home series with the Skagit Valley Cardinals from Mount
Vernon Junior College by topping the visitors 57-55 in one of     ^^ wiU  be a meeting o{ aU
the closest fought hoop contests seen in the Varsity Gym this thc tl.ack dub in Hut ^ al noon on
1. Beta Chi vs.  Zebes "A"
2. Phi Delta "A" vs. Figi "A"
1. Termites vs. Psi U "A"
2. Kappa  Sig  "A"  vs.  Phi
Delt "B"
The hosts opened up the scoring
in the first few seconds of the game
when Dave Devlin broke through for
"a set-up, but Cardinals immediately
retaliated with one of their own. For
the rest of the initial half, the play
kept up the same way, both clubs
scoring consistently but neither ot
them taking any vast lead.
The first several minutes of the
match proved a criterion of what wa.s
to come for the remainder of the
game. Cardinals, displaying then-
usual fast, rough, free-swinging st.v le
of play set the locals off balance for
awhile, but by the end of the hail'.
they were matching the Cards bruise
for bruise. Twenty fouls were recorded for thc first canto, Braves
potting five while the losers made
four which all added up to end the
period with Cardinals ahead 30-29.
Coming back m thc second period
with more hustle, more rough stuff
and more fouls, Braves took a decisive early lead which held until tho
end of the game. Taking 41-31 count
over the visitors before they njanngod
to score again, Braves slackened
slightly for the next few minutes,
allowing the Mount Vernon squad to
slowly sneak up on Iheir hard-oarne-l
With five minutes leff of regulation
play, Norm Bamer. playing an exceptional game for the losers, was
benched with five personals, leaving
at a crucial time in the game, with
his  club  trailing  53-48.
Gaining one more basket 'on a
breakaway shot, the score rested at
5'.l-50 with only one half minute to
play. Close checking forced the locals to break their stall when Cards
took a foul shot call from the centre
line instead.
A loose ball gathered out of a
scramble and tossed to Les Mathews
who was sitting cosily under the
Card's basket, provided the relief
needed for the locals, but a scarce
eight seconds later. Bill Sibson repeated the performance himself for
Ihe final Brave score.
Friday, February 4.
Editor This Issue—RON PINCHIN
Wotherspoon Enters
MAD Prexy Competition
Rugger Star, Big Block Head
Files Nomination Papers
With elections talk in the air everywhere, sports enthusiasts
on tho campus noted with interest the filing of nomination
papers by rugger star Hilary Wotherspoon who ha.s announced
his intention to run i'or the post of head of the Men's Athletic
Ever since  the end  of the war  the § •
With still 1
mpo.s lell.
n   arldil
ion  to
a  lot
of  pep
:l  team
spirit,   Cardi-
up   to
s  from
winners,  and
is   ihe
vv,   lhe>
i   free
to   end
with   a
of   37
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for   tin.
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name of Wotherspoon has been a byword in UBC rugger circles for
playing   proficiency.
A    wing    t'hrce-
"' ' quarter    with    the
\ riuinderbirds     for
i several seasons, he
ha.s     become     especially      w oil -
tj t    known for his ex-
** pert    kicking    and
his "educated toe''
has become the dread of UBC opposition   everywhere.
This year he heeded the call for
trained ball players and turned out
for American football where his services now were used particularly in
kicking   converts.
Back with the English style game
once again, Spoon was outstanding
in tlie 'Birds first game of the season
vhen hc personally tallied 11 of the
team's 22 points when UBC downed
llu Victoria Crimson Tide in McKechnie Cup play.
An oft time Big Block winner himself, Wotherspoon is the president, of
the Big Block Club and during his
team in office this year has led a
drive  to  revitalize  the organization.
To date his nomination papers are
tlie only ones filed for the position
el'  MAD proxy.
The first meeting of the UBC Golf
Club will be held Friday, February
11. The lime and place will be announced next iveek. Al this meeting
ll i business I'or the coining year will
be di cussed aud the price.-, V. ill he
|e <"-enli , I in lhe winner of die [''all
Tallin- mem -cl le die 1'hclo  winners
Wai      'I
Mi     W.
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'Bird Icemen
Out To
Head League
Off To Nanaimo
For Crucial Contests
The U,BC Thunderbirds, having clinched second place in
the inter-city Senior B hockey
league standings, will attempt
to take over first spot after
their crucial series with the
Nanaimo Clippers this weekend.
A pair of triumphs would give the
'Birds six points and top position, If
the squad emerges on top spot they
will have the advantage of tackling
the lowly Cubs in the first play-off
The team will carry Ivvo goalies to
the Island to assure lop performances
between the pipes. Don Adams will
likely start in the first encounter with
Bill House slated to go in the Saturday
The Nanaimo squad lost its first
home game last week and thc locals
will be out to stretch the skein, The
desperate Islanders are in a 'must'
vain' position as hometown support
v.a,nes wilh defeat.
The 'Bird lineup will he intact for
i his crucial series. Haas Young, Ered
Andrew, and Lloyd Torfason are op-
i i al uic; a- I, unil and should turn
ii another lop performance. Terry
Nelford  is  hitting  Ins u>p form and  is
a .11 \      illlpl e-al VC.
For the first time since the
beginning of the season "something may be added" to the
basketballing Thunderbirds'
The newcomer who has attracted
the attention of coach Jack Pomfret
sufficiently for a try-out in tonight's
non-conference game against Seattle
College is a modest young freshman
named Bill Raptis who doesn't like
to get his picture taken,
Currently the hottest thing on the
UBC Chiefs, Bill has been scoring
from 14 to 18 points per game with
such regularity that Pomfret has
come to think that maybe it is time
to move him  up to the 'Birds,
The only drawback is that with the
season so well advanced, someone
new to the squad will have difficulty
in picking up the senior cagers' complicated  type  of  play.
Nevertheless, Raptis will definitely
be in strip tonight and Jack hopes
to give him a little playing time in
thc exhibition contest.
Although the 'Birds will meet the
Seattleites again on Saturday, Raptis
will not be available to play since
his duties on the Chiefs will call
him to the King Ed gym and a contest with Senior A Arrows.
The move by Pomfret is part of a
long range policy in which he hopes
to develop some of the younger cage
talent on the campus for future 'Bird
While one evening on the senior
cagers strip will probably not be
enough to qualify him for the 'Birds,
E'ill will at least have the opportunity
to show how he would take to intercollegiate  ball. j
A freshman on the campus, thi.s
year, Raptis hails from Penticton
\\here he starred with the Penticton
high  school  team  last  season.
Once at UBC he lost little time in
trying out' for one of Ihe school teams
and was picked by Doug Whittle to
play  with  the senior Chiefs.
His deadly accuracy and high-scoring comes from one handed push shoLs
which he sends up from out beyond
the key.
, It is not unusual for him on a
"hot night" to sink five or six long
shots one after Vhe other without a
CHnw now
Tops for Tires
In nil Western Canada you.
cannot get a hotter tire
deal than Ducck's continue
to offer. By trading in your
present tires you can buy
your choice of new matched
sets at a cost so low it will
amaze you. Thousands arc
switching tires with us each
month, Why wait?
Games cancelled
Gymnasium        T.T. vs.
Field House    P.E. 3 vs.
Arts 2
H. Ec. A vs.
P.E. 4
Gym.           H. Ec. B vs.
Arts 4
Arts 3 vs.
Adds Refreshment
To Every Occasion
The Pause That Refreshes
Ask for it either way . .. both
trade-marks mean the same thing.
W  Plus2t
>'   wartime taxes
and orders;
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