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The Ubyssey
No. 20
Can Education Save Us?
Social Scientists Face
Many And Varied Problems
Today, in the third of si.v articles on philosophy, the social sciences and
education, Ubyssey editor Les Armour discusses some of tlie problems of the
social scientist. In three articles next week h<> will consider the jniblic's attitude to the philosopher and tlie »oci«l scientist, the attitude of the philosopher
and the social scientist to the public and, finally, some solutions to thc question.
The task of the social scientist may be roughly defined as
the ascertainment of the relation of the individual to society
and the relation of groups within society to society as a whole.
His ultimate goal is provision of means for channeling social
change to desired ends.
In this article we shall discuss briefly some
of the difficulties of the social scientist in
the provision of solutions to man's basic prob-
The economist might be said to concern
I himself with the relations of the individual
lo that specific part of society which is involved in the process of production and distribution of goods and services.
In North America the economist has confined himself
largely to research in the operation of the capitalist system.
He does so for two reasons: first, that the capitalist system is
here to be observed and secondly, that so called classical economists dealt with c. set of "economic laws" which were supposed
to operate within the realm of free enterprise.
Reasonable as this may seem, it has, unfortunately, led
many economists to assume that any other economic system
is merely a "thwarting" of these "economic laws."
A vast amount of data has been amassed in these researches. Unhappily it has been interpreted largely in terms
of modifications of classical economics. We say unhappily because this attitude has led the economist to become so immersed
in his theories that he has not dared to suggest any alternative
system—his most radical ideas are almost always in terms of
adjustments to the capitalistic system.
Take, for instance, the problem of the business cycle—the
bogey which hangs a threat of poverty amidst plenty over the
heads of even those of us in the most prosperous countries. Contemporary economists have made dozens of suggestions for the
alleviation of the effects of the business cycle. They have not,
however, dared to suggest that the problem may be' an inherent
weakness in the system and that an alternative system could be
the solution.
We are nol implying that thc capitalist system is necessarily hopeless, we merely wish to point out that end of the economist is provision of the best possible economic system and that,
if he confines himself too much lo one system, he is probably
less likely to find a solution than hc would be were he to
suggest alternatives.
Our society today is a highly complex set of relations
between various social groups and between the individuals
within those groups. The sociologist seeks to define those relations, to see what it is that holds groups together, what it i.s
that causes them to break up, how it is that they change, and
how they may be made to function more smoothly.
His findings are directly applicable to such problems as the
causes of war, the difficulty in establishing new types of groups
—such as the United Nations—and fields as diverse as family
relations and crime prevention. (Or are they diverse?)
Like other social scientists, the sociologist is plagued by the
difficulty involved in controlling the factors in hi*' experiments.
Through painful processes he has, however, overcome part of
this difficulty, Suppose, for instance, that he is attempting to
find the factors in marital happiness. He sets up hypotheses
from which he predicts the degree of success or failure of a
given number of couples. If, years later, his prediction is found
to be true, he may assume that his hypothesis is probably true.
If he is shown wrong he must start anew. It is a slow tedious
process—but given lime it ought to work.
No wonder, therefore, that the sociologist is oflen hesitant
to make definite conclusions! But his reluctance to be definite
often hampers the applications of his findings—a question which,
as we shall see in a later article, is of very definite importance.
The trouble of the sociologist stems not so much from the
fact that he restricts himself a.s from the fact that he has a
gigantic field anrl all too few competent, men to cover it.
In an age where men are continually overwhelmed by the
force of propaganda, when social relations become even more
subtle and complex, the work of the social psychologist is of
great importance.
While the sociologist studies long range changes in society
the social psychologist concerns himself with the more immediate reactions of mon to  immediate stimuli.
His work i.s still loosely defined, the men concerned in the
field are still lew and assessment is extremely difficult—but
if the social, psychologist can integrate his findings with those
of the sociologist it may have very definite effects.
Most social scientists experience very real difficulties in
view of the fact that they must live in the society they study.
All ol us have biases and prejudices, however unconscious.
The work of lhe anthropologist, which involves so-called
"primitive"  societies,  has  been  of tremendous  value  because
Ban of Re-entry To
US Termed Breach
Of Human Rights
Toronto, November 3, (CUP)
Jniversity of Toronto Debating
Jnion decided today that the
United States was justified in
refusing entry to Professor
Glen Shortcliffe of Queen's
University recently.
The motion, "resolved that the refusal to admit a certain Queen's
University professor into the United
Slates was a violation of human
rights,"  was defeated  by  the House.
Mr. Shortcliffe had accepted n post
at St. Louis' Washington University
and was granted an entry visa, whereupon he took up residence in St
Before the commencement of the
academic year, Prof. Shortcliffe returned to Canada on business and
was turned back at the border when
he attempted to enter the second time,
No specific reason was given i'or
the entry refusal, although he is suspected of communist activities.
ln the debate, the negative attempted to point out that no Canadian
has any right of entry into the U.S.
and that' insistence upon such a claim
would be a violation of the sovereignty
of the U.S.
The affirmative said that the barring of Shortcliffe without proof that
he was trying to undermine the
government of the U.S. by force was
a violation of human rights.
Students Vote on
Relief Project Tod
In answer, the negative insisted
that rights wore not innate, but
came from the government, and
pointed out thai', since his case was
still  under discussion in Washington,
hc had not been permanently barred
by   thc  U.S.
This i.s the first known case of a
Canadian debate upholding the U.S.
government's  stand.
Ubyssey Photo by Doug Burnett
DISTINGUISHED VISITOR to the UBC campus yesterday was Indian Prime Minister Pandit
Nehru, who spoke to a capacity crowd of 4000 students in the Field House. This close up shot
of the Indian leader advancing to the stage was snapped by Ubyssey photographer Doug.
Barnett who managed to elude the cordon of guards for a moment,
World Trials And Difficulties
Merely Challenge States Nehru
Music Week
Will Revive
UBC Interest
Recitalists Play
Free Programs
Sunday, Monday
Two outstanding musical events will revive campus entertainment on Sunday and Monday.
A free violin recital by Professor
Harry Adaskin, accompanied by Frances Man-, will be presented Sunday
at 8:30 p.m. in Brock Main Lounge.
On Monday, internationally-known
concert pianist Hazel Harrison will bc
.sponsored by Special Events Committee of LSE in the auditorium at
12:30 p.m.
Program for the Adaskin recital
will   include:
1. Sonata No,  1 in B minor Bach.
2. Sonata (1943)    Aaron C'opel.and.
3. Sonata in A major Opus 30
No.   2          E'eethoven,
Student invitations, admitting bearer and guest to the recital, are available in AMS office. General public
will not be admitted because of space
Hazel Harison will be presented ,;t
a   free  noon-hour concert.
Negro pianist Miss Harrison lias
been spoken of by the New York
Times as a "serious artist." Other critics have acclaimed, her as "an an ist
of extraordinary musical intelligence."
This will be Miss Harrison's first
appearance on the UBC campus.
Included   in   her   program   are:
Perpetual   Motion  ...   Weber-Ganz
Two    Chorals         Bach-Busoni
Fantasie    Chopin
The    Trout         Schubert-Liszt,
St.   Francis   Walking   on   the I
Waves       Busoni-Lis/l '
Lilacs Rachmaninoff j
Beautiful  Blue  Danube        Strauss
Indian First Minister Accompanied
By Colorful Welcoming Committee
According to India's Prime Minister Pandit Nehru, it is
a privilege to be living in the world today and the trials and the
difficulties being experienced at thc present time only add to
the excitement and challenge of life.
The spiritual and political leader
of 330 million Indiana made this remark yesterday morning before a
capacity crowd of 4000 students iu
the Field House during his brief
visit  to  thc  campus.
The rapid advances in science during the past few years, Nehru feels.
have drawn the peoples of the world
closer  and  closer   together,
However, the habits of men have
not kept pace with these advancements, he declared, and it i.s the job
of universities everywhere to bring
man up to date through education.
Accompanied by a colorful party of
gowned university officials, red-coated
Mounti.es, uniformed soldiei-y and
bearded and beturbaned East Indians
the prime minister, in his dark English style suit, was hy far the most
inconspicuous of lhe group which
arrived at the Field House exactly
on the clot of 10:30 a.m.
, Once he began to speak in his clipped Cambridge accent, however, he
quickly showed why be ha.s won such
world-wide acclaim as u statesman and
Leaning informally on the .speaking
podium, the Indian prime minister ap-
I pologi/.ed for the briefness of his
visit but declared that he bad definitely wanted to come and see the
university, even if it was for only a
short time.
He called on the ..Indents to make
use of their education to help man
pull himself from die deep ruts of
suspicion and hate thai made life so
difficult and uncertain at the present
Despite these difficulties, however.!
Nehru   feels   thai   life   is   an   exching
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Employment Topic
At EIC Lectures
National president of Engineering Institute of Canada,
Mr. John E. Armstrong, will
address all student engineers
today at 11:30 p.m. in the Auditorium,
Mr. Armstrong will speak on thc
employment situation in engineering
and the role played by the EIC in
professional  and  student  engineering.
Engineers' lectures will be cancelled
to enable students to her the address,
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be the topic of a panel discussion at
Hillel House on Monday, November
7, from 3:30 to ii p.m.
Discussion    will   be   between   SCM.
Newman Club and Hillel, Jewish  International Club. Two  members  from
each   organization   will   participate.
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I Bl FILM SOCIETY will present
"Jane Eyre" in the auditorium on
Tuesday, November 8.
Picture,  starring  Orson   Welles  and
Joan    Fontaine,    i.s    based   on   Charlotte  Bronte's famous novel. Continuous .-bowings will begin at 3:45 p.m.
tf tf tf
Free Thought'.'" will be the topic of
an address hy Gordon Martin at Civil
Liberties   Union   mooting   Monday,
Martin    will    speak    regarding    tlv
Supreme Court   Appeal.  Meeting wil
be   held   in   Physics   200  at   12:30   p.m
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lU'.'SOIJTION thai "The Ubyssey's
attack en the university book store
wa.. justified" will be debated next
Thursday at  13:30 p.m.  in Arts 100.
Les Armour, member of Ubyssey
staff, will take the affirmative. Hi.s
opponent will he Yvonne Agazarian.
part-time member of the book store
Fee Raise Means
Extra Dollar
Next September
Polling booths will be open
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today
in order that students may decide on ISS referendum, which
may mean continuance of International Student Service
relief and educational program
in Europe.
Bill Thompson, member of Undergraduate Society Committee, is rehiring officer for the booths which
will be located in Brock Hall, Auditorium, Quad, Applied Science and
Agriculture Buildings.
"If the referendum is passed, tha
dollar fee will not be collected until
next September," Jerry Macdonald
of ISS committee told the Ubyssey.
''We mst have a definite decision
from the students before we can
make any plans for 1950-51 year."
A one dollar boost in AMS fees,
would enable the ISS to supply books
and clothes to students in European
countries. Directly beneficial would
be the ability to bring foreign students on a scholarship fund to complete their education here.
Two students, Miroslav Fie and
Guna Valters, are already enjoying
the benefits of the plan at "UBC.
Numerous others are following a
similar program in other Canadian
Money for the upkeep of these
two students was unfrozen from AMS
funds last month. Importance of student decision which arises from today's referendum was expressed by
ISS officials who stated that hopes
were that future students may be
supported by the university through
the Alma Mater Society.
Committee members have been
working on plans for European relief, and an affirmative result of vote
would bc considered a "go ahead"
"Friday is the logical day for votes
i'o be taken," said committee officials, "for Friday marks the end of
International Week. This would be
one of the greatest displays of international cooperation and relationship
that has even been given by university st'udents.
"Foreign scholarship students are
picked with no thought of race, poll-
tics  or creed,"  they  added.
Students are reminded that AMS
cards must be presented at polls
before voting.
University Campus
Makes The Movies
UBC campus will soon be flashing
on the screens of several thousand
Canadian and US motion picture
Associated Screen News photographers have been on the campus several
days filming the operation of atomic
research operations and the Van dc
Graff generator in the Physics building.
Original idea for the short was taken
from a Ubyssey story on tho new
Outside shots of the campus and
UBC students will be included in the-
film which is expected to be released
to the general public in about a
An editorial appearing In Tim
Uby.ssey yesterday under thc heading, "Calling all Assasins," has met
with serious criticism from several
faction!- :>f thc student body,
The Ubyssey wishes to state that
it had no intention of levelling
any rid'culr or giving adverse publicity to Prime Minister Pandit
Nehru, whom we consider one of
the world's great figures.
The Ubyssey wishes (o apologize
and hopes that it has iiol caused
any party or parties embarrassment
of  any   kind. Page 2
Friday,    November    4,    1949
The Ubyssey
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Editorial opinions expressed herein are those of Ihe editorial staff of The Ubyssey and not
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GENERAL STAFF: CUP Editor, Jerry Mcdonald; News Editor, Art Welsh; Features Editor,
Vic Hay; Sports Editor, Ray Frost; Women's Editor, Shirley Finch; Editorial Asst. Les Armour
Cily Editor This Issue: RON IMNCIIIN
Assoi-lHte Editor: MARI IMNEO
For Sale
The Task Is Ours
India's first Prime Minister, Pandit Nehru, had a point yesterday when he reminded
us that it is a privilege to be alive today.
Never has there been a more exciting age
in the history of mankind.
We have a choice; wc can topple into
the abyss of destruction or we can build a
world superior to anything we have eve;'
There is no time for lethargy, we must
act and we must act fast. If the responsibility
is sobering,  a  more  vital  and  entertaining
task could scarcely be imagined.
Those of us who have the privilege ol
being university students must be in the
front line of the battle.
Philosophy and the social sciences must
make up the culture lag created by the
rapid advance of physical science.
Each and every one of us is responsible
for the future course of mankind. Not one
of us can afford to bungle.
Men like Pandit Nehru are leading the
way today—we must take over tomorrow.
Letters to the Editor
As you expect, herewith is an answer to "Freshy" or more formally
Madame, my letter was directed to
the sleepy policies of our beloved
country journal The Ubyssey. Your
article was not directed—period, You
defend fraternities. Good enough. I
am the past-active of a fraternity-
name withheld in courtesy to my
brothers. Sister, join a sorority next
year, I understand that they are
You're right about the foolball
games dear. I don't attend. I work on
Saturday afternoons. Who pays your
way  through Varsity?
Your cafe in the Armories is, true
enough, a poor place. Don't you think ■,
that the Home Ec.  Dept. could  turn !
one  of  our  "C"   class  cafes   into  an
up and  coming  restaurant?   You  say |
you hope to graduate in four years; a ■
logical   time.  Well,  don't  cat  on   the
campus or you  won't see your own
congregation.   You'll   be   in   no   condition, j
As for  the COTC  and UNTD,  not
being   a   member  of  cither   I   do   not ,
know their program, but believe their;
members benefit greatly from summer '
training. How did Ihe military get in
here anyway?
Freshy—you left out the CCF! Fin-
ail, the nation as a whole would receive with pleasure bi-lingual newspapers, but at the moment, I write in
hopes of one good newspaper on thc
campus. Any language will do.
Now daughter, you have more to
decipher. Work hard. We might just
be the thing to take place of the
former "Children's Hour," you and 1
writing letters,
A.s for this side of the fence, I
retire-you  have  the  field.
Still   bored,
$10. CE. 7731,
'32  V-8  SEDAN, good  condition. Al
Port Moody 4SH.
By Hal Tennant
Question And Answer Day AsWe
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initials G.W.T. valued.. AL.  2513L.
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finder please  phone Tom Clark, CH.
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catch.  Finder  please  call  Mary,  KE.
on  back  of 1941  Mercury  week  ago.
Finder please call  Doug Williamson.
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Room and Board
ROOM AND BOARD available for
girl sharing with other student, $43
per month. AL. 1229M.
ROOM AND BOARD available for
boy sharing, $45 month, AL. 1229M.
STUDENT'S ROOM-brcakfast and
lunch to carry. AL. 1344L.
RIDERS from vicinity 12th and Bur-
j card  for 8:,':0's.  Bruce,  CE.  4649.
1 URGENT-Ride    from    1:30    lectures
' (leaving  2:30)   to   vicinity   67th   (41st
will do) and Oak, Monday to Friday.
Phone Jim, KE. 3310R,
OF SPECIAL INTEREST to philosophy, economics and history students;
George Weaver's Tuesday discussion
classes on "Marxism"—Arts 201.
meeting of Christian Science Organization will be held Friday at 12:30
in the Brock Stage Room.
November 8. Physics 201. Two films
on Portland cement and extra. Special
interest to 1st and 2nd years. Fourth
in a series of noon hour programs.
Every once in a while the Publications
Board stops patting itself on the back lout*
enough to run a letter to the editor.
These letters are usually written by .some
character who, thinks so little of your favorite
campus newspaper that he wauls hi, own
writing included in it.
One such letter composed by a bold
student named ''T.H.S." ran in The Ubyssev.
Unless your name happens to be T.H.S., don't
read any further, because we are going to
have a little heart-to-heart talk with T.H.S.
on the matters he dealt with in his letter:
Dear T. H.S.:
You asked a number of questions in your
letter to the editor, Here they are, with the
correct answers.
Question: Have you read your paper
Answer: Certainly, it's lhe only way we
can be sure somebody is reading our stuff.
Question: (In a previous issue) you will
find . . . death notices of a "noted chemist,"
and a "beloved cat" on the same front page,
under equally blaring headlines. Good taste,
Answer: We apologize for running th')
two items on the same front page, but it was
the city editor's fault, really. We told him Lo
run them on separate front pages of thai.
issue. '■
Question: . , . note the photo of the flag
raising ceremony on United Nations Day.
Following this, road up nn 'Tnside America,"
'unfunny' dry scrip! blasting a member of
UNO . . . why controversial opinions in the
same issue?
Answer: Unfortunately, one or two of
our more backward columnists still insist on
thinking for themselves and holding their
own opinions. We're managing to exterminate
most of them, but just when we think we've
got them licked, some other columnist starts;
thinking of his own. 'Inside America" wa'--.
the product of one such delinquent writer.
Question: Is football the only sport on
the campus?
Answer; Dei'inilely nol, Eishing is also
important. We saw a sludenl fishinp in the
Lily Pond the uiher day, but he said h -
didn't want his name m (he paper. What
could  we dp?
Question: Are fralerni; jc.. and sororities
the only  clubs  here?
Ans well: There i- mw other club, known
as the Publications Board, but it has never
really amounted to much.
Question:   Is   Vic   Hay   your   one   good
Answer: Yes; and we're quite proud of
Then T.ILS., old boy, you set down
: everal suggestions:
Suggestion: Break the Pub into two
journal groups, producing two different newspapers, alternately published throughout the
Answer: We would —bul we can't, figure
out who would write Vic Hay's column in
the second newspaper.
Suggestion: Campaign for three scholastic units (English Dept.) for all active and
deserving "pub" members when your papers
reach a stand of quality, thus making your
effort worthwhile.
Answer: In their January 11, 1933 issue,
Uby.ssey editors experimented with the use
of English in this newspaper and were immediately accused of being snobs, which they
no doubt were. Let's face it: English is old hat.
Suggestion: Take on a crusade to establish ONE STUDENT CAFE decent enough,
clean and bright enough, which will serve
appetizing meals throughout the day—challenge the Home Ec, Dept.
Answer: We don't think ONE STUDENT
CAFE would solve the problem, although we
agree wilh your solution in principle. What
we need is a TWO STUDENT CAFE, so a
fellow can bike his girl to lunch. And why
challenge the Home Ec. Dept,? Trying to got
a meal in our present Caf is challenge enough.
Suggestion; (.lather all the funds allotted
lo   The   Ubyssey   and   (a)   give   the   money ]
back  to  the .students,   (b)   Donate sum total |
to Hill Rea'.-; Orphans' Christinas Cheer Fund |
and clo.st1 down shop. ,       j
Answer; Good idea. Most of the Pub's
critics would probably benefit, doubly from
Ihe second  arrangement.
Suggestion: There is one "issue" you fail
lo consider at all times; t'hat is your poor
Answei" We now publish only a Tuesday
is ate, a Thursday issue and a Friday issue,
hut v, e are thinking of publishing a Header
hsue- written especially lo be read. Do you
ihinlv lhe idea is loo novel, loo revolutionary?
1.'(   us know, eh?
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There's More To The Game
When You Play Refreshed
Ask Jor it either way... both
trade-marks mean the same thing.
ToThe Editor
fn accordance wilh oci- overall plan
of   fire   prevention   I   \<    ill   ask   you ■
to   include   the   foi' nvi "   ; a   a   front ;
pace item in as eai y an  i-e-e of The ,
Uby.ssey   as  possib'e. ,
We would remind ev y suident on
the campus lhat we are I: us; housed ;
in buildings and surroun: ; a which
constitute various degree of fire ;
hazard. Ycur fire consciousness may j
save untold damage to p«op.erty and i
inconvenience to yourselves. Wc '
va; uld particularly stress the following ,
pi ints:
1.   Metal  containers  with   auSsn: tic
lids have been placed in nearly all id'
Ihe   washrooms   aud   temporary    hut
areas. These are for your use and con- '
veniciuc in disposing of  inflammable j
material.   Tlie   cans   are   designed   in !
such a manner as lo reduce paper and !
refuse   fire   hazard    to   a    minimum. '
Please use them.
2. Many of us have developed a habit of smoking, second only to our
habit of eating. A lit, discarded cig-,
arctle butt is a very frequent source of
fire. Many of the fires which occurred
last year were of this origin. We
would ask you to develop a very
rigid habit of disposing of cigarette
butts, matches, etc. in the sand-filled
receptacles that are located in most
of our buildings. This is of extro.no
importance where .smoker-; arc using
extremely h'flai.unable huts.
'■>, Many fires, occur as the result of
paper and rubbish being curelcs-,!v
thrown near such sources of heal as
steam radiators, water jackets, etc.
E'y helping' lo keep your campus and
buildings clean you can greatly assist
in reducing fire hazard
4. In tho-o casas where sludents; ar •
required to use oily waste rags, considerable safety can be obtained b
each student Ik comes thoroiighU conscious of tlie fire ha-'ard whi-.1i n -
.suits from carole siu'.vs'in dispoMti.g of
such material. These oily rags should
always be placed in tight metal containers when not in  use.
We wisli to remind .vou of the ever-
present fire hazards on the campus, lo
solicit your wholehearted cooperation
in reducing these hazards; to a minimum and feel certain lhat Mich cooperation will he effective in preventing such serious fire-; as those which
eeeurcd during the last year. Tiuun
fist - It's   up   to   vou."
Yours   very    truly,
J.   H.   \\2   Voiles.
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Woman's Page
shirley finch
women's editor
Continued from Page 1
of thc impartiality which is possible in studying such a society.
His work has also been of significance if only to show us that
there are innumerable ways in which a society can solve a
given problem.
While the anthropologist's work cannot be applied so directly a.s that of the sociologist, it can be applied indirectly through
the medium of all the other social sciences.
The work of the historian is, wc think, sufficiently clear
to need little exposition here. It is necessary to point out,
however, that history, to be of value, must be a study not
merely of balties and kings but rather of the workings of
various societies. In terms of providing perspective, of judging
the future in view of the past, social history is indispensable.
We may assume, if we can assume anything, that given a
similar set of forces and a similar society," a similar result will
The most impressive problem in the social sciences is the
lack of co-ordination between them. It is in this field that the
social philosopher—however he may be shunned by the social
scientist—is operative.
Unless we can co-ordinate our findings they are valueless.
But the shortage of social philosophers and the hostility of the
social scientist are handicapping us.
We may conclude, then, that to sticceed we must have more
social scientists, wc must have a broader perspective among our
social scientists, and we must have more co-ordination of their
findings. ,% X  '• +
Many of the problems centre around thc attitudes of tho
social scientist—these we will discuss in the fifth article.
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u is fashion
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rings that give the finishing touch  to
the  ensemble.
Cathie couldn't resist this outfit
either, and so if you sec a cute little
coed floating on an ever so pink cloud
Saturday night, look again—foi- that';.
our Cathie!
Hi Cathie!
Hello Co-eds, here we are again.
Tomorrow night is one of the biggest events in Cathie's
social calendar, for tomorrow night she attends her first Fraternity party.
To us gals, our first reaction would
be "What am I going to wear?", and
in this respect Cathie is no different
than the rest of us. So let's go shopping with Cathie and sec what's new
in  fashion.
Glancing through the co-ed department we notice that the newest materials aro rich velvets, sparkling
taffetas, soft wool jerseys and the
ever popular corduroys. A combination of luxurious and sport materials
are being worn together in many new
and attractive styles, but still keeping  an  eye toward  practicality.
Speaking of "combinations" and
"practicality" we sec lhat Cathie has
her eye on < ne of the now imported
models from New York. Thi.-. par- j
ticuh.r dress is a copy of a Paris
model that wa.s worn in one of the (
New York fashion shows this summer.
It's a darling two-piece cnckta'l
dress of taffeta and velveteen material. Dramatic is the word for the
pink and black candy striped wide.
wide skirt and the midnight black
velveteen strapless bodice. But that's
not all! With this we also sec a smooth I
snug-fitting black velveteen jacket
with the striped motif caried out in ;
(he tiny peter-pan collar and wing
cuffs. Even thc wee buttons that dot
thc front of the jacket are covered
in   pink   and   black   taffeta.
This versatile, and oh so reasonable. '
little   dress   is   a   "must"   as   far   as
Cathie's concerned. It can be worn in
thc daytime with the dress and jacket combined to create a sweet two-
piccer. For nightnne--off comes the,
jacket and there you have a sophisticated  "after  five"  dress.
Worn with Ihis mode! is an adira'olc
little   black   velveteen   "ealot."   which. !
accentiftited by a pert pink bow, lends
emphasis  to  the  outfit,
Matching black suede shoes and
handbag are greatly contrasted by
coral    pink    choker    pearls   and    ear-
Extra - curricular activities are beginning to seem one and the same
with curricular activities, as parties,
teas and fashion shows are coming
in a torrent. The Christmas fashion
shows will be coming towards the end
of the month (and so will Christmas
exams), Socially, Caf types are first
class students. Sororities and fraternities are indulging in pledge parties of great note and all groups are
giving their fall affairs.
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International Week will be climaxed
with the International Student^ Club
Masquerade tonight. The Brock
Lounge will be filled with Hungarian
dancers and will resound to thc bagpipes of Patrick Taylor leading the
Grand   March.
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Saturday.night Mamooks will sponsor
the Football Dance in the Brock, after
the game between the Thunderbirds
and Northern Idaho College of Education.
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Jack Frost is the theme chosen by
Phrateres for their fall formal. Thi;
annual affair will be held on No-
cm ber 8 in E'rock Lounge. It ij ne
first formal for Phraterea:.s , the
term, and all their plods - ..a> waxing enthusiastic. Al MacMillan
will supply the music from 9 to 1 a.m.
Tickets are $1.50 a couple and will go
on sale this week.
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Jacques Singer made a hit with thc
long hairs and even thc short hairs
on Wednesday when he played to a
packed Auditorium. The program ran
overtime with request numbers and
Singer, as usual, imprrsse
with  his showmanship,
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To develop material for league
competition, basketball officials on
campus arc offering instruction and
intramural tournaments to all those
interested. According to basketb;;
manager Eleanor Nyholm, this is
"learn as you play" system for which
absolutely no experience is necessary.
Classes and games are to bc held
every Thursday in the gym from
7-8 p.m. Boys' rules will be played
every Thursday while nart of thc
hour every other Thursday will be
devoled to the girls' system,
Organizations Must
Apply For Supplies
New stage committee regulations
are called to the attention of all
clubs or organizations-un or off the
Applications for use of stage equipment or the Scenery Shop must bob
ment or tho Scenery Shop must bc
and Sunday excepted).
Application forms may be obtained
at AMS information desk or Booking
Vice-chairman of stage committee
Mr, Pcdrini will be in the Scenery
Shop office from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Monday to  Friday to accept applications.
'Tween Classes
Hockey Team
Goes South
A championship UBC team will
travel to the Pacific Northwest Intercollegiate Girls Grass Hockey Tournament which will bc held November
11-13  in  Corvallis,  Oregon.
The team was chosen by Mrs, May
Brown from 30 players who turned out
to practices. Many of the girls were
on last year's team which won the
championship at Seattle, Washington.
The players, five of whom will try
| for an international referee's rating,
' are: Liz Abercrombie, Margaret Robertson, Dree Stewart, Nora McDermott,
Carol McKinnon, Audree Sherlock,
Ann Munroe, Nenagh Richardson,
Barbara Seymour, Shirley Merritt,
and Lila Scott.
The Greek Letter Societies are
reminded that the deadline for
Totem pictures to be taken is November 5. If any of the groups have
not handed in thc lists of their
members, will they please do so,
iiunictliately. Correspondents will
he notified within the next week
to check their pictures.
Cumming Calls For
Dance Bookings
GEORGE   CUMMING,   coordinator
of activities, "is accepting bookings for
this year's  basketball dances,
The bookings can be made in his
office or in the AMS office.
First basketball game will be held
in  December.
ATOM'S Presents a
l ConliniiLld from P.o;e 1 >
Of his native I >iki of -India, ivsl ivcl
lhat it was an odd coinbcial ion of old
and new, The cu.-totns and traditions
are thou.-ard.-. of scars old, bid there
is a new and dynamic spirit in the
air which he feels w ill help her out
of  her  present  diff:cii!l ics.
After a  lev,   prolimir..u y  remark.ab\
President  MacKenvne.  the  prime  nu.i- .
istei-     was    officially     introduced     by
Nnnd   Singh    Bir,   a    first    year    Arl-'
■-Indent    fom    East     Punjab,    who    :
V.orking tow. ids his- dciiee at  UBC.       j
At ( O.m'AMIal)
Aecompanving Ihe Indian leads';
wire Chancellor li.m'har. Pra-al".'.!
MacKeiraio, Nehru's daUe:i!ei. Mr..
G.iiulhi. Seiv-lor knu1,. Mo' '•■' Jane-.
Alderman \\a s,e!' .md me..:1, a, af ;h.
Indian   eon.-.id.iio.
Once   hi-.  : Ira I   U;i   w  a-   n miiild   d
Nelll li    Wa.-    a   h h |.; e   I    A'.'AAA      h."4:    '.,    ",,
cit>    centre   In   rnt-.linoe   lu.-   i ■.  >v. ,l> X
pi o:;i aln
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. . . modelled by CHRIS WINDEBANK
Picture yourdself in a dress with an after-five
glow ... a dress that dares to show your shou
ders, a dress that's bewitching. Fashions to
flatter for those moments of sophistication are
moulded into the luxurious velvets, delicate
laces and whispering taffetas making their
debut in EATON'S presentations.
A dress willi a future . . . shell pink rayon
Bifida cclj'4e.s the bared bodice, lines the stole,
complements lhe embroidered leaf pattern
eh'hed on black rayon crepe. Size 1'!. Hi.Da
BATON'S—Dresses—Second  Floor
l'ink feathers are fashioned into a closo-l'iltinp;
i.alot wilh side wisp veerin:; to one cheek. 7.9,1
EATON'S—MiHinn\v—Second  Hour
T EATON C° Page 4
Eridnv.     November     4,     1049
UBC Oarsmen Tangle
With Oregon State
Thunderbird Crew Well-Trained
For Gruelling Henley Test
Locking horns with UBC on a Henley mile and 550 yard
course at 2:30 p.m. this Saturday are two Oregon State varsity
crews who will compete with a Thunderbird sweep oar eight
and a Thunderbird coxswain four.
 —— $   UBC oarsmen have been practicing
every day since the middle of Sept-
Best Chance
For 'Birds
To Win One
Old Hands Aid
With some of the old hands
back in the lineup, UBC Thunderbird football team has the
best chance of winning Saturday's game with Northern
Idaho College of Education
since the time last October 8
when Eastern Oregon bowed
in defeat to the locals,
Judging from past performances of
both 'Birds and Idaho, the teams are
just about equal in strength and
power, but with the addition of heavy
Bob Murphy to the squad once more,
and end George Sainas in again after
missing the physical beating from
Pacific University last week, the odds
appear to be in favor of the 'Birds.
Murphy, out of action for the past
three games with a tricky knee injury, will probably play in the fullback slot. Murphy is still the best
passer on the Thunderbird squad and
coach Orville Burke will want to get
the most from Big Bob for this game.
Added advantage to the 'Birds comes
from Idaho's long bus trip, a full five
hundred miles, from their home to
UBC, which will be tiring to say the
least, while UBC is fresh.
Idaho will reach Vancouver this
afternoon, when they will have a
workout in the stadium to rid themselves of some of the kinks acquired
from their long journey.
Full 33 strong are coming up with
head coach Paul Wise, director of
Athletics  in  the  NICE  campus.
One handicap  to the  'Birds  is  thc
fact   that  George  Puil,   hurt   in   last
Saturday's game, will not be able to
play against Idaho.
Reid, intact after an ankle injury
in the previous contest, will be back
again, but he will be wearing a dif-
' fercnt number. Fans will be able to
recognize him though by his usual
style of play.
With Leo Lund calling the plays that
worked so well in the first quarter of
the Pacific game, and Murphy throwing
tome of the passes, 'Birds should do
all right against the Idaho crew.
Fourteen  backfield   men  carry  the
brunt   of   Idaho's   attack,   with   four
quarterbacks to call the plays.
Starting backfield combination for
the Saturday tilt will be Ray Philips,
quarterback; Don Wisdom, in the
right half spot; Earl Huffman, left
half, and Harley Williams, as fullback, »WT;
Weight of the opposition compares
favorably with the 'Birds in the line
department, although their backfield
holds a little edge.
But either team can take the ball
game, depending on the breaks of the
game if nothing else,
Play Monday
Femme Hoopers
Look for Wins
UBC's femme basketball teams in
the cit> Inter A league are seeking
their first wins of the season Monday
night. Thunderettes play Ihe feature
match against Telephones at 8:45
while UBC plays a preliminary game
with   the  YW   team   at   7:-15.
With its racks depicted by graduation. Thunderettes, last year a Senior
B team, are playing Inter A thi.s *year
in the hope of building up a .stron,c
team for senior competition in '."iO-fil
Coached as usual by Ruth Wilson.
UBC grad and well-known cily athlete, the squad has only three of last
year's members back—Mimi Wright,
Eleanor Nyholm and Shirley Lewis.
Height, lacking in thc 1948 team, is
being supplied by two ex-Kits players,
Marcia Hilhuan and  Latins  K.-,plin
Number two team, UBC. .Mill uilhasi
a permanent coach, .suffers from lack
of experienced players. Mainstays of
the team al present seem lo be fir;.',
year students. I Jo Urinham and -Maureen  Walsh.
ember for the coming event, the first
intercollegiate regatta on home
grounds since the end of the war.
A choppy 36 beat to the minute with
a sprint start of 44 is advocated by
coach Doug Lewis and this will be
held by strokesmen Don Robertson and
Harry Castillou, unless dirty water
or a persistent ground swell forces the
crew to lower the beat to a swinging
30 to the minute.
Penticton has also entered a coxless
four in the regatta, against UBC's
junior varsity. They will also run the
Henley course, stretching from Pier. D
at the CPR docks to the bridge separating Lost Lagoon from the harbour,
UNTD ha.s been approached, together
with the Burrard and North Vancouver Indians, and it is hoped that
a whaleboat event and an Indian war
canoe race will also take place.   ®
Admission of twenty-fice cents, together with a dance after the meet at
$1.50 per couple will help swell a fund
for equipment and regattas. The new
S2500 eight donated to the club last
year by Spencers will be used in a
regatta for the first time. A further
$700 in donations has already been
earmarked for a speedboat, with a
drive by rowers for a total of $5000 for
new shells and regattas to be launched
in the near future.
Badminton Teams
Play on Sunday
UBC's first team in the city badminton league defeated Pacific Club,
8-4 in their first match last Sunday.
First team plays the Vancouver Club
at the Vancouver Club on Sunday,
November 6, while the second team has
its first encounter with Hill Club in
the Gym that same night.
EIGHT MAN SHELL thai will be pitted against Oregon State
at Coal Harbour Saturday cuts through the waters of Burrard
Inlet in practice for the teams initial event. Team has been
busy every night since the start of the school year to make
a clean sweep of this meet.
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Like thousands of students from coast
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