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The Ubyssey Mar 8, 1946

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PICTURED HERE are scenes from the Players' Club production which opens Tuesday night.
Left is Art Hill, in his lead role as Peter Stan dish. In the centre picture, left to right, are
George Baldwin as Tom Pettigrew, Art Hill again, Joyce Harman as Kate Pettigrew, John
Nleudorpe as Mr. Throsle, and Beverly Wilson as Lady Anne. Right is pictured Norma
Bloom, in the female lead as Helen Pettigrew.
Hit Non-UBC
Med Course
with the suggestion in a recent
downtown editorial that UBC's
faculty of medicine be established
at the General Hospital.
They favor having the new faculty at UBC as "not just a wing of
an old institution, but a new institution in tune with new
thoughts, new methods and a new
concept of the obligation of the
doctor to the patient."
The downtown suggestion is opposed because "the unavoidable
crowding present at a large city
health centre and the lack of cooperative conjunctive labs and
staff would limit the facilities for
If confined to medicine and nothing but medicine, students would
graduate not as true doctors but
as members of what a Vancouver
specialist called an "association of
competitive disorganization," pre-
meds say.
"On the campus students would
maintain their association with the
new and growing university ond
with other faculties and students.
Staff members would be in contact
with research workers in chemistry, zoology, bacteriology, physics,
atomic energy and broader humanizes," students hold.
"UBC is a growing institution,
both physically and mentally. This
atmosphere will Instil Itself into
the doctors it produces, if, and only
If, the years of early education are
spent at this instituation rather
than in the confined quarters of
an already overcrowded hospital."
"It is conceded that it is desirable for students to be near clinics,
but it is far more desirable for
them to be in a university. They
will have time enough in a hospital
during their clinical years."
A poll is now being taken of
members of the Pre-Med Undergraduates Society to determine
definite policies in regard to the
establishment of the new faculty.
Students are also considering advocating construction of a university hospital.
Name Jobs For
Chem Graduates
UNIVERSITY graduates with research experience in photochemistry, infra-red spectroscopy, physical chemistry, organic chemistry
and chemical engineering, should
apply before March 15 for positions now open on the staff of the
Chemistry Division of National
Research Laboratories, Ottawa,
Making this announcement yesterday, Ray Dewar of the University Employment Bureau said
salaries ranged from $2,100 to
Applications should be addressed
tails of training, qualifications and
experience in their particular field.
They will then be sent information
on specific positions.
Applications sohuld be addressed
to1 Personnel Office, National Research Council, Sussex Street,
vol. xxvm
No. 55
Appeals For    HOUSE STYMIED;
Job Seekers    RETRO'S AHEAD
RAY DEWAR, co-ordinator of
tbt newly-opened University Employment Bureau, yesterday urged
students to register immediately
for summer employment.
At the rate students have been
applying this week at the employment office, top floor of Brock
Hall, three months would be
needed to complete registration,
he said.
Until student requirements -e
known, Dewar added, the Joint
Student Employment Committee
will not be able to approach prospective employe,rs.
"Our interviewers have exams to
study for and they want to avoid
a last-minute rush," he said.
Employment Committee office
hours are from 11:30 to 2:30 daily.
Spring and Summer Session
students are asked not to apply
now, as provision will be made
for them utter the present rush
is over.
Dave Williams will become the Government in next Monday's
Mock Parliament.
"The only party without party bias," the Retros won a
slim, one-seat victory over the CCF party. With 12 seats
and voting support of the Progressive Conservatives' 9
members, the Retros plan, in the words of Williams, "to give
the Mock Parliament a distinctly new flavour, with ijo
reference meant to the stamp bill."
Cliff Greer, leader of the 11 CCF,
will be the Opposition Leader,
Sitting on the same side of the
House will be found the 9 Progressive Conservatives under Joan
Fraser, the 7 LPP under Gordon
Martin and the 2 Liberals under
Bod Dodd, "all two of us."
Brock Hall Lounge, Monday,
March 11, at 8:00 p.m. is the setting,
date and time of the Spring Mock
Parliament, free to all students
end the public. A bi-annual feature of the Parliamentary Forum,
Monday's is in the charge of Doug
WINNING PHOTOGRAPHS were judged by members
of the Camera Club at their Salon held March 2.
Photographs were divided into four classes, three winners
being chosen from each section. J. W. MacKay's "Dogwood"
took top place in the Still Life group followed by Tourner's
"Cigarette" and Bob King's "Cherry Blossoms."
Best picture in the miscellaneous
class was the "World Series" by
Van Perry. Runner up were another of MacKay's studies—"Good
Morning Everybody" and Tommy
Hatcher's "Aircraft."
Winning portrait was "The Pat
tlsan" by Tourner who also took
third place In this group with his
picture "Her First Bubble." Second place phtoograph was "Meditation" by J. W. MacKay.
Tourner and MacKay again took
first and second pXice respectively
in the Science group, with their
entries "Poplars at Evening" b>
Tourner and "Surf" by MacKay.
Ian Forrest'" "Stanley Park" was
third choice.
Claud Dettloff, in his letter to
Mr. Greenwood, president of the
Camera Club, said the Exhibition
was vory worth while but suggested some improvements. He
stated, "The Salon could have
been improvjd by:
1. More imagination shown in
subject matter.
2. A more uniform size of picture.
3. Some of the mounted prints
were rather smeary due to
soft  pencil  markings.
However,     Mr.     D.'ttloff     said.
"The pictures of Tourner, MacKay, Van Perry, Forrest, and
others who proved there is subject matter everywhere, were not
lacking in imagination."
Mr. Grenwood wished to thank
all the participants for their work
and co-operation which helped the
club's first salon be a success. He
said, "Next year we plan to have
more contests and a salon with
outside competition. One of our
first contests next year will be a
Campus Life contest."
Som-3 of the winning pictures in
this Salon will be published in
the next issue of the Thunderbird.
The next meeting of thy Camera
Club, the final of the year, will
be held in Applied Science 237,
at Thursday noon, March 14,
Delta Pi sorority will hold a musi-
cale and fashion show in the
Georgian Room of Hudson's Bay
Company, at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Nylon stockings will be door
prizes, announced Ethel Croll of
the sorority.
Ls Hermann, treasurer of the
Prof. W. N. Sage, acting as
Governor General, is the honorary
president of the Forum. Last
year's student president, Jim Wilson, will become Speaker of the
Hpuse for the evening.
Dave Wiliams, Prime Minister,
has released for publication the
list of Ministers: Stewart Chambers,
Minister of Defense; Les Canty,
Minister of Labour; Ray Perrault,
Minister of Public Information,
and Minister of Justice, Hal Daykin.
A Bill to the effect of sharing
the atomic secret with the war
Allies will be introduced by the
Government. At press tune, the
other bill was not decided upon.
Bindings Displays
Paintings In Brock
COLLECTION of water colors
and drawings of Mr. B. C. Bin-
nings, prominent Vancouver artist, will go on display on the Mildred Brock Room March 12.
The exhibition has been in the
Vancouver Art Gallery for the
past three weeks and has received
favorable comment from art
Subjects of the works are varied
coastal and fishing scenes.
Mr. Binnings is a professional
artist and a teacher in the Vancouver School of Art.
Nurses "Fling"
Saturday Night
"SPRING FLING," mixer sponsored by the Nurses Undergraduate Society, will be held In the
Brock Lounge on Saturday, March
Dancing to the music of Dave
McLelland's orchestra iwll last
from 9:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight.
Biock Snack Bar will be open for
Tickets are on sale now at the
AMS office costing 50 cents each
oi $1.00 per couple. Mary McNair
i« in charge of the arrangements.
Fashion Show
Aids Gym Fund
the University of British Columbia
will model the latest fashions at a
university fashion show at the
Georgian Room of the Hudson Bay
Company, March 22 and 23. Clothes
for the affair will be donated by
the Hudsons Bay Company.
All proceeds from the affair will
be turned over to the War Memorial Gymnasium Fund. Tickets
at $1.00 per person are being sold
by all members i of sororities and
the executive of WUS.
Nancy Belton and Lorna Shields
are in charge of the arrangements
for the affair, which is rumoured
to be featuring some lovely models
from the Jokers. Men are as welcome as the co-eds at the show.
Urges National
Social Welfare
URGING a national attitude to
Canadian social welfare problems,
Miss Nora Lea, assistant executive
director of the Canadian Welfare
Council ,told social work student*,
here this week: "It would be better if there were a dispersal of
social workers on a national scale.
"Progress of welfare work in
Canada has been handicapped at
every turn by lack of capable,
qualified, experienced leaders,"
she declared.
"Communities in many parts ot
Canada are looking to you to provide this trained leadership," she
told the students.
British Columbia, dependent not
long ago on the east for trained
social workers, was now well organized in its welfare services,
she stated.
UBC Graduate To
SpeakOn Network
Thomas will be a speaker Thursday, March 14 at 1:18 p.m. on the
Bridges to Peace program over the
Trans-Canada network of the CBC.
Her topic: Freedom for All.
Miss Thomas, head of the English
department of a Toronto collegiate,
is an authority on subjects educational, social and political. Her
widespread interests have taken
her to Scandinavia, Russia and
other parts of Europe for on-the-
spot studies.
Next Thursday's program will
present practical suggestions from
Canadian women in all walks of
life on building a permanent world
Berkeley Square
Opens Tuesday;
Runs 5 Nights
UNUSUAL DRAMA, interweaving the 20th and the
18th century, presented by a cast outstanding in Vancouver
theatrical circles forecasts the high entertainment of "Berkeley
.Square," UBC Players Club Production.
Pictured above are scenes from the play which will be
' presented in the campus auditorium for five nights running.
Students still may obtain seats on presentation of an AMS
pass at the quad box office.
Tentative plans of the Players Club take the play on
tour throughout B.C. and to Seattle.   One night shows will
be given in Victoria, Nanaimo, Kamloops, Kelowna, Trail,.
Nelson, Kimberley and other centers of the province.
Eerkley Square was a long-run
feature on both the London and
New York stage and later became
a successful Hollywood moving
picture. Author of the play is
John L. Balderston.
The play is intimately associated
with the name of Leslie Howard.
He played the lead opposite Jean
Forbes-Robertson on the London
stage. In 1928 when the play was
brought to New York he retained
the principal role, and starred in
the movie Berkeley Square, produced in 1937.
The story concerns a man who
from a peculiar and completely
absorbing Interest in the past slides
from the modem world Into the
18th century. The action becomes
highly amusing through his luck
of knowledge of the manners and
customs of the period. Dramatic
complications arise when he falls
In love with a girl of the period
but is forced by circumstances to
return to his own century.
Mrs. Elsie Graham, prominent
teacher of voice and drama Is directing the play. She is web
known for her work in the summer school of the theatre, the
Vancouver Little Theare, and the
Theatre Under the Stars. Her
previous Players Club successes
are "Taming of the Shrew," and
"Dover Road."
Gerry Williamson, hardworking
assistant director, will be remembered for his portrayal of Horatio
in "The Shrew."
An RCAF veteran, Art Hill,
plays the bad role of Peter Stand-
ish. Older students wil remember
his previous performances in
"Candida" and "The Rivals," former Players Club productions.
He  is well  known  in  Vancouver
payment from the accident Insurance benefit fund for Injuries sustained this term must turn in their
receipted bills for professional
services as soon as possible.
Garry Miller announced fiat a
meeting of ihe Accident Benefit
Fund committee will be held very
drama circles a-w. m raaio work
His voice is heara regularly over
Norma Bloom, Magee high
school graduate, and freshette ik
UBC, plays the feminine lead,
Helen Pettigrew.  ,
Many of those in the cast of
"The Taming of the Shrew" are
taking part in this year's performance.
Beverly Wilson, who starred as
Catherine last year, is playing the
part of Lady Anne. Beverly won
a scholarship to the drama section
of the Banff School of Fine Arts
where she portrayed Nancy In the
school production "Gas Light."
George Baldwin, playing Tom
Pettigrew .will be remembered for
his riotout comedy leads in "Taming of the Shrew" and the Theatre
Under the Stars production "Rio
Dark haired Joyce Harman,
playing Kate Pettigrew, came to
aCnada from Englana in 1940 and
plans to return in June. Drama
circles in Victoria claimed her
talent before she came to UBC.
Others in the cast who were in
"The Shrew," are Jim Argue, the
lead in last year's play, John
Nieudorp, and Art Alexander.
Also taking roles in the play are
Don McDougal, Betty Peyman,
Anne Forrester, Grace Tuckey,
Don Wilson, Joan McCallum,
Trish Rogers and Carol Aitkin.
Creation of an 18th' century setting caused many headaches for
stage designers. Antique hunting
stage committees, had o beg borrow and almost sie&t Queen Anne
furniture, and similarly dated
chin. Most difficult task was getting a portrait of the leading man,
Art Hill, painted in the style ot
Sir Joshua Reynolds. Mr. R. L.
Alexander, Canadian nrtlflt. consented to do the portrait, now on
display in tho Hudson's Bay store.
Costumes, designed by Mrs,
Hirst of Nanaimo, are among tiie
most magnificent of any previous
Players Club production. Felicity
Coope is ln charge of the costume
Frank Vyvyan created the stage
sot. Stage crew management is
under the direction of Ch'js Taylor.
Complicated lighting effects, and
sound effects ranging from storms.
!o eighteentn century gavotros.
arc being directed by L.irne But-
teruold  and  Dick Clifford. THE UBYSSEY, Friday, March 8, 1946, Page 2
A recent editorial in the Vancouver News
Herald advocates that the future UBC
medical school be located "right on the extensive grounds of the Vancouver General
This, according to the editorial, is another
excellent reason, in addition to the critical
need for more hospital accommodation for
the city, "is another excellent reason for
early action on proposed new wards and
facilities at the Vancouver General Hospital." .
The editorial emphasises that students
would be within walking distance of all
their classes, and they would have wide
medical facilities at their disposal.
Pre-medical students on the campus have
voiced violent objections to this view during
the past week and in many cases they are
Centralization of the city's health services
on one spot, which the editorial admits
would follow with establishment of the medical school at the Vancouver General Hospital
site, is not desirable.
Establishment of a medical school, should,
by the very nature of the future demand,
look to provision for expansion.
Whether the Vancouver General Hospital
can concentrate its activities and facilities
upon the establishment of a top-rank University of British Columbia Medical Faculty
is a dubious point.
True, the Medical Faculty can not be
inaugurated without the use of downtown
THE PRESENCE on the campus of the
mobile X-ray unit reminds me of the time
the RCAF release centre screen-tested my
lungs for the role of civilian breathing.
Having long cherished the dream of reentering civilian life, and being reluctant to
leave behind my lungs as U|S, I was naturally anxious to have the old bellows make
good. The thought had occurred to me
several times during the weeks of discharge
leave that the bugs might have gotten me
while I wasn't looking. Now that I came
to think of it, my chest seemed to have
become smaller (this later proved to be an
optical illusion — actually my stomach had
become larger).
/ Want My Money
The chest X-ray at the release centre was
just one of a number of hurdles thrown up
between the dischargee and the accounts
■section. I certainly never asked for it. I
was willing to take my money and go, a
procedure lasting very few minutes. But
the release centre insisted on throwing in a
number of extras, including such novelty
acts as grilling me about how I lost by dog-
tags, draining the blood out of my left arm,
and tossing me into a pit with a live personnel counsellor, who beamingly assured me
that I did not want to return to university
after all, that my qualifications pointed to
a career of working under the hind en4 of
donkey engines. Admitting I was a foolish,
headstrong boy, I showed the counsellor my
freshly-drained left arm — white, shrivelled,
useless to a donkey engine — whereupon he
ejected me with a snarl.
Anyhow, the X-ray provided comedy relief about the middle of the third day. I
was given a card and told to remove my
shirt. One of the most depressing things
about service life, I found, was the amount
of time spent sitting on a bench, staring at
a number of other gentlemen to whom I
hadn't been introduced, all of us half-naked,
slouched in flagging suspenders, morosely
waiting to be goaded from one pen to
Bloody Diary
I picked up an elderly copy of Popular
Mechanics. I am not interested in mechanics, popular or unpopular, but the only other
choice for reading was the diary, scratched
in blood, on the wall, of the last weeks spent
by somebody else waiting for his X-ray.
This was my first intimation that the skeleton
standing in the corner was not a professional
I was kept waiting long enough to learn
from Popular Mechanics how to build a
combined ornamental mailbox and doghouse, using nothing but old wooden legs.
More than that, I had time to build one,
hospital facilities at the beginning. Adequate clinical facilities are necessary in the
higher years and until these are established
at a university medical school on the campus,
the rightful place, the General Hospital
facilities will have to be used.
But when the future is considered, the
facilities for research would be limited at
the hospital and it is hard to see that when
stqries are being released daily on the overcrowding prevalent at the hospital, that there
would be a very bright future for a topflight medical school at the hospital.
There is no reason why free clinical and
post graduate training facilities should not
be installed soon at UBC. Co-operation
with the department of chemistry, bacteriology, and zoology soundly established here,
are necessary supplements.
It is true that the UBC medical school
cannot be inaugurated in a day without the
immediate use of downtown facilities. But
the days of planning "for the time being"
are concluded here and halfway measures
which are satisfactory for the moment were
officially over when the sod was turned
Wednesday for the physics building at the
Complete training on the campus is a
"must" for the medical faculty and must be
planned and then if feasible the medical
school will ever exist as a self-contained
• educational unit producing fully trained
young doctors.
sell it, and start mass production, using
nothing but boards ripped up in cold fury
from the waiting room floor.
I had taken a considerable number of
orders for this product when my name was
called from the X-ray room.   After shaking
hands with and accepting congratulations
from the men I had come to know so well,
I entered. A white-coated attendant immediately began romping around my bare
chest as though he had known it all his
life. Applying what I assumed was a measuring stick, Jie barked:
Frank Disbelief
A nurse, standing behind what I further
assumed was the X-ray machine, asked:
"What was that?"
I couldn't quite tell from her tone whether
her question indicated failure to hear or
frank disbelief.
"Twenty," repeated the man loudly and
clearly, with the grim assurance of someone
who knows that a measuring stick never
No doubt of it now. She didn't believe
the man. I had walked in with my twenty
chest and brought the world tumbling down
about her ears.
"Yeah, twenty."
The nurse fiddled with the X-ray machine.
For an agonizing moment I feared my
twenty chest might necessitate dismantling
the machine and rebuilding it. They might
have to order a special model from the East,
brought west by slow freight. I saw my
love affair with DVA shattered.
Die At Dawn?
But the attendant now moved me to the
"Put your chin here," he said.
So that was it. They were going to let
me have it in the back. No blindfold, no last
cigaret, no news photographers, not even a
big smile for the birdie.
"Hunch your shoulders forward and take
a deep breath."
I hunched and took a deep breath.
"Take a deep breath," he repeated.  v
"I did," I said, letting it out. "Now you've
gone and spoiled it."
"Do you think you can arrange another
one," he enquired tartly, "on such short
I took another breath, the attendant said,
"That's all," and I was unceremoniously
hustled out before I even had a chance to
order a few prints for the family album.
Our mobile unit,1 of course, is quite different, with charming hostesses and free
admittance to chests twenty and under.
NOTICE: All students who rjad
their pictures taken for the Totem
and who have not picked up theit
mounted photographs from Russell's studio at 445 Granville St.
are asked to do so immedia*ely.
NOTICE: University Theatre
presents: "The Hands are Sure"
and "New Zealand," Wednesday
noon in the Auditorium.
Presidents   o/  the   Undergraduate
Societies please note that all
quarter cards must be in the AMS
office next Thursday, March 14,
without fail.
VETS: Meeting re Legion Provincial Convention. Presence of all
Vets mandatory. Ap Sc 102, 12:30
Monday, March 11.
NOTICE: There will be a meeting of all members of the IRC
noon today in Hut 5N (next to the
Snack Bar.)
MEETING: All Kelowna students
on   campus  turn  out   at  a  War
Memorial Campaign Meeting, Monday noon, March 11, in Aggie 101.
MEETING: Mr. Austin Alexander
will address Pre-Optometry Club
on Friday, March 8, at 12:30, in
Arts 102.
MEETING: Alfred Stieinatte will
speak on "Marxism and Religion"
at an SCM General Meeting this
evening, Friday, March 8, at 7:30
p.m., in Hut 34.
LOST: Delta Upsilon Fraternity
Pin. Please return to Garry Miller,
AMS office.
.  .  .  EDITORIAL PAGE  .  .  .
LAST WEEK the students on the Campus had the
privilege of hearing the Vacouver Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Antal Dorati.
To many music is relaxation. One does not have to be
a musician or a composer to find delight in music. During
this last war, defense plants and offices used music in working
hours to lessen tension and keep everyone in a happier frame
of mind. It seemed to break the long day, relieve fatigue and
stimulate morale — thus increasing production.
If one be sufficiently interested
there are music appreciation
courses to bj had. Through them
one could gain much more from
n symphony concert, such as the
one heard recently on the campus,
than just so many pleasing sounds
to the 'car.
On studying the history of music
we find that constant change Is
the basic law. A century or so
ago they seemed to favor the serious form—tten came the light,
entertaining melodies or It might
be an "opera" age, or the instrumental virtuoso.
If we follow It closely we find
that instead of being "divini
madness" there is order, discipline,
logic and an understandable part
of history and human life, lb
recent years the composers and
the public have begun to accept
the idea that great music has lt»
place in the outer world. This is
probably due to the deeper
thoughts c;used by the war and
its utter waste.
Besides being inspiration, music
is construction — each age and
place seems to have certain dominant values which music follows.
In our doy, George Gershwin's
modern music holds sway for
some. He knew his market and his
audience just as Haydn, Bach and
Beethoven did.
Thvir works were mostly written for specific patrons or occasions. So by surveying the his
tory of music, we can see it is
part of the great human procession. Never before have the masses
of people been so privileged to
har music—good or indiffrent. Of
course the radio has done its part
in bringing music wholesale into
our lives and more people are
music conscious than ever before.
Several times this yvar, the
Special Events Committee has arranged for visiting artists to come
to the campus. By the wonderful
turnout of the students to these
concerts, we hope we have shown
our appreciation. We think there
should be more of this type of
education to round out and balance other academic courses,
NEXT WEEK'S Beauty-on-the-Spot will be Freshette Ruth Jackson.
Her article Is due in the Pub office by 2:30 next Wednesday. It must be
typed and double-spaced.
On the Wagon . . . with Don Stainsby
THAT TIME of year has come
again—that time of misrepresented
seasons and bewildered Varsity
students. No, it won't be long
until the professors grimace down
at us from behind their pulpits
and wish us all a very pleasant
summer vacation.
Vacation, that is. To the 3reat
majority it will be no such thing.
Many   have   already   commenced
their job seeking — jobs, those
things that bring enough money
cur way to permit us to come back
to more work in the fall.
The average, misunderstood Varsity student, when once his coworkers find out his true vocation,
is mercilessly kidded about going
back to his winterlong vacation,
while they, poor souls, must toil
Classes and Things
Comes the tall, and sure enough
the poor college joe returns—it's
something in his blood. Professors
welcome him back, suggesting
fiendishly that after four and a
half months of rest each and every
student should be all raring to go.
Raring or not, he goes.   Through
classes, midterms, and more classes
he once more approaches a "holiday." This time his fellow-workers
do much the same as previously—
a sneering, scornful remark "These
work spells do yuh good — you'll
crack up If you rest all the
Limits to Everything
It is right here that the average
joe college snaps — both mind and
jaws. Before he realizes what is
happening, jovial workman Is
picked and worked over thoroughly — oh, so thoroughly. Then
young joe college throws his corose
to the ground, makes with one foot
and his chest like Tarzan, and
goes grimly back to the second
But it's right around now that
all this starts in again. It won't
be long — it can't be long enough.
Is the damned degree worth it?
*1he Qftyuey
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LETTERS   To   The   Editor
Dear Madam:
In connection with the rectnt
articles appearing in the papei
about the Mardi Gras Chorus, I
am in full agreement with Miss
Ryan's point of view, but I think
that a stop should be put to thest
criticisms especially when a certain religious order starts to Indirectly advertise its doctrines 1>.
our campus paper. As the university is a non-denominational
university, and as the recent articles are stressing too much the
opinions of one religious faith, I
think it would be advisable to stop
printing any more articles of criticism of the Mardi Gras Chorus.
Dear Madam:
What a shame that Monsignor
Francis Challoner, our own moral
guidance padre, has no eye for
beauty. From a protographer's
viewpoint, the "Indecent" picture
printed in "Time" magazine was
excellently posed, had delightful
and pleasing composition, and
above all, the exquisite subject
matter was most beautiful.
Suggestiveness (indecency) may
havj been in the picture because
the young women were partially
dressed. According to some, true
art demands the subject wear all
or nothing at all—just think of
how much mora beautiful that
picture could have been.
It is difficult to compare the outlook of the student with that ot
the Monsignor for both are undeveloped or prejudiced in certain
ways, yet we, in some degree, are
more able to live closer than the
Monsigncr to "the natural law"—
so it is natural that our outlooks
should be vastly different. The
question is, of course—when dcos
one cross the very thin line from
delightful, thrilling beauty to the
smirch of indecency and vulgarity? The answer must be in one's
mental outlook or viewpoint—and
this varies with each individual
or group—is ours higher or lower
than the Monsignor's?
D. A. Boucher.
EDITOR'S NOTE: The article written by Monselgneur Challoner in
the Tuesday Issue of the Ubyssey
was not submitted upon request.
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letter to the editor—we printed It.
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THE UBYSSEY, Friday, March 8, 1946, Page 3
THE BALLET was in town last
week too late for my deadline so
I'm covering it now. Let it be
understood from the start that as
a balletomaniac in good standing
I would rather sec this sjit of
thing than no ballet at all. But.
and it's a considerable but, these
"gems from famous ballets" I find
completely unsatisfying intellectually.
Granted that Ballet is an art ot
spectacle, it has, like the other
arts, developed a controlled and
beautiful technique which is best
exhibited in whole ballets rathei
than in the brilliant, stylized quotations presented by the Markova-
Dolin group.
*    *
Markova and Dolin would have
had more coherence If a complete
company had done a complete job
of "Les Sylphides." In fact, the
really good thing of the evening,
the ballet "Pas o.. Quatre," 'h
dance of four,' baars out my point,
it is one which doesn't require a
corps de ballet and so could
achieve a complete existence even
under thy restricted conditions oi
this group of star performers.
And they were star performers,
Markova's almost airborne grace,
Anton Dolin 'the prince charming
of tha dance' (I swear to god,
that's what the program notes
called him and Rex Cooper's brilliant "Trepak" which stopped the
show producing  the  only  encore
APROPOS OF THIS star-system
I must report an amusing squib
Which a little poppet popped at
the Ballet. She was being vastly
indignant that 1 had not been to
the E'ornstein concert, was not a
lV Bernstein' fan, and had no intention of becoming one In spite of
her evangelistic efforts. "Why,"
she assarted, "Leonard Bernstein
it a genius! He is a composer,
conductor, pianist and a Harvard
graduate." This last rather convulsed me and I'm still not sure
THE ARTIST is a human being,
after all. and likes the applause
and the financial returns which go
with such success. But, if he is
an artist, 1-3 h^s an inner core ot
certainty which keeps him straight
as to whether or not he's doing
something worth doing, and the
hell with both the little poppet
and myself, the pundits. That Is
what guides him finally, not tho
mob or the critics, though he may
find enthusiasm of  one and the
Another recent development
which I don't entirely hold with ii
the psychoanalytic ballet. I've
lica:- that "Pillar of Fire" in which
Nora Kaye dances is a success and
I hold my fire on its score until
I've seen it. But the tendency to
use the techniques of litrature,
and especially on reflective literature, Is, I cannot help feeling, a
mistake. There is for instance a
ballet in preparation to a score
by Glan-Carlo Menotti, with choreography by Anthony Tudor, using
for its thematic 'problem' an interpretation of the subtleties of
Marcel Proust's "Remembrance of
Things Past." This I maintain is
outside the scope of the ballet.
* *
of the evening. Last time I saw
Mr. Cooper he stopped the show
also, but then his dancing seemed
to have more significance being
part of the ballet, "The Pair at
One couldn't ask for any better
virtuoso performance and again
I'd like to emphasize that I like
watching virtuoso performances by
actors or musicians or dancers, but
not in snippets of dialogue or music or ballet, cut down for this
type of pre-digested presentation.
I'm agin them. Tha outlook for
ballet is healthier when such great
dancers travel with a full company of younger dancers whose
training in the corps de balles will
develop them also that that they
may become the great soloists of
* *
whether she mvant it as an ascending or descending scale of
Leave us keep our hair firmly
on and again bang away at this
idea of genius. Mr. Bernstein is
a very competent musician, and
one whom I enjoy hearing. To
make the sort of success whioh he
has and to make music are not
necessarily contradictory — it's
just the order that is wrong. And
Mr. Bernstein would probably be
the first to correct it.
criticism of the other helpful.
It seems to me it would be
healthier for the arts in general
if we could keep our exquisitely
ornamental 'stars" as the final
achievement of a living and functional group of artists, and at the
same time keep our balance and
not prostrate ourselves before
altars draped in purple velvet
emotionalism —even for Harvard
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BILL MUIR (left), applicant for employment, is advised by
Ray Dewar, acting-director of the newly opened University
Employment Bureau, while Stella Warden (back) gets some
information from Helen Duncan, director of women. The
bureau is on the second floor of Brock Hall.
Long Legged Chorines
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and an aptitude test is the only
selective, objective valuation of
these," stated Mr. J. W. A. Fleur>
of the Psychology department in
nn interview Thursday.
Mr. Fleury worked with Prof.
S. F. N. Chant, head of the psychology department at UBC In directing the Office of Selection and
Research in the RCAF. Mr. Fleury,
who is now doing Industrial Re-
searcn work for companies all
across Canada is finding time to
give some students aptitude tests
to aid them in deciding upon a
"These tests, stated Mr. Fleury,
are divided into three parts: interests, abilities and personality.
"The interest test is designed to
discover whether the prospective
employee will be happy in the field
he has chosen. The direction of
one's  occupation   of   energy   and
satisfaction at a job is largely dependent on the Interests he or she
has developed. With the 1700 to
2000 occupations that a student
may enter, however, it is virtually
impossible to make a very specific
choice. Students who expect this
of an aptitude test should consult
a magician.
"The second test Is to determine
very roughly, one's ability. Th*
prospective employee Is given a
job to do and we observe how he
does it in comparison with others.
This is not an IQ test but an estimate of ability in a certain field.
"The third, and flnal, test is one
of personality and temperament.
We determine the employee's temperamental iwttern and then decide whether it is in keeping with
that of his fellow workers. WhUe
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he would make little success of a
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"The occupations that the worlft
offers are largely divided Into two
classes, mechanical and clerical,"
stated Mr. Fleury. An aptitude
test will decide whether a student
is shooting too high or too low,
and which class he is best adapted
Mr. Fleury also reminded students that they should take as
much interest in their liabilities as
their assest. "Assets will get you
in the door but it is the correction
of your liabilities that will keep
you there."
Those students who have received aptitude tests in the armed
services will be able to apply
them, to a large extent to civilian
life. The counselling service of
the RCAF of which Mr. Fleury
was acquainted, aided the boys In
connecting their Air Force training, and the assets they acquired
there, to civilian life. A flight
engineer has acquired, for instance, certain mechanical assets
that he can capitalize on now.
Anyone interested in taking a
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or see Hugh Gordon of 4th year
beauty line-up find themselves highly amused over current
charges that they were out merely to put up a big front — or
The Ubyssey's scantily-clad
chorine editor interviewed members of the indecent dozen this
"Dr> you feel indecent," he asked
This ls his report.
The long stemmed damsels generally agreed that the dances
were not indecent, but pictures of
the chorus were.
Photographs In the Uhysey ond
ether   Vancouver   papers   painted
the Mardi Gras as "one big leg
show," and justified criticisms of
indecency from persons who did
not see the chorus in action, they
Other members of the chorus
replied to a charge of "crass materialism" with she retort that
"this is a very materialistic world."
"We did not feel we were going
to any limits," said one. "I was
rather amused at the charges of
TOPIC of this week's meeting of
the Vancouver Institute, to be
held in the Auditorium Saturday,
March 9, at 8:15 p.m., will be
"The Industrial Development, of
British Columbia's Natural Resources."
Speakers will be Mr. W. C.
Mainwaring, prominent B.C. businessman and welfare-worker.
A native of Nanaimo, he has
been engaged in the electric and
gas utility industries for 33 years.
All students, especially those in
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MANITOBA BISONS and Saskatchewan Huskies offer
their pelts to the Memorial Gym Drive when "Swim Night"
gets under way tomorrow night at 8 o'clock in the Crystal
The Thunderbird splashers will be out to tack the Bison
and Huskie pelts to the trophy room wall tomorrow night
when the three Universities participate in a Telegraph Gala.
BOTH SOCCER teams take to
the road this weekend as Vanity
travels to Collingwood Park tomorrow for an 'A' division clash
with Collingwood, while UBC
Journeys to loco on Sunday to
meet the OUtownen in a 'B' division game.
Now with the Imperial Cup play
finished, the teams an preparing
themselves for more cup competition when tiie Mainland Cup and
Provincial Cap play starts In two
The Vanity team is almost back
to normal strength with the return
of Jack Cowan and the addition of
fullback Harry Anderson, but the
forward line still needs mora organising. Ihe forwards will probably be switched around until the
combination clicks.
UBC plays Its last league game
on Sunday and this is their chance
to cinch third pace in tho league
standings. Ihe last time the Blue
end Gold appeared at loco, they
swamped the Oilen S-3 on a muddy
pitch. On a dry field ths team Is
out to double the score and increase the playen' Individual
points, Just as a league finisher.
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With the Varsity
matched with the Huskies and the
mermen paired with the Bisons,
the splashers will be out to beat
old man stop-watch. As the teams
are not travelling, the only competition Is the watch.
The 'Birds will be entering the
same team as ln past galas and with
all the practice of late, good times
should be set tomorrow night.
"Butch" Marshall an ex-UBC
rugger stalwart will be sparking
the Bison team ln Winnipeg.
"Swim Nite" which is jointly
sponsored by Varsity and the
VASC, will wind up a much varied
Ust of events with the two clubs
fighting out a match of Water-polo.
Fighting it will be and colourful
too, with Coach Percy Norman
listed among the VASC team.
Highlighting the program will be
the Water-Jokers fancy diving act
with Jokers Dick Ellis. Bob 0'-
Grady, Bill Dunbar and Junior
Tennant supplying the bodies.
Of interest to the co-eds will be
the display by Reida Toggery of
their latest in bathing suit styles
and a preview of this summers
With every group connected with
swimming doing its part the program also includes a demonstration
of Life-Saving by the Royal Life-
Saving Society, Fancy Swimming
and the Evolution of Swimming by
the VASC and relay races by High
School teams.
All proceeds of the gala will go
to swell the Gym Drive fund and
canvassers will be on hand to make
a personal appeal to the public.
Tickets may be obtained from
members of either club and at the
door. Price of admission will be
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With Vancouver Pros Sunday
UBC'S SHARPEST goiters swing
Into action Sunday when they
take over Shaughnessy Golf Course
in an exhibition match against
Vancouver's top pros. Sunday'*
show, scheduled to start at 1
o'clock, will be the most ambitious
divot battle ever undertaken by
the UBC Oolf Club. All proceeds
will go to swell UBC's War Memorial Gymnasium Fund.
The slate will And Freddy Wood
of Shaughnessy and Dune Sutherland of Point Grey taking on Bob
Plommer and Dick Hanley. Stan
Leonard, Marine Drive pro, and
Harry Winder from the University
Golf Course will line up against
Dave Dale and Ormie Hall. Ernie
Brown (Quilchena) and Benny
Colk (Langara) meet Hans Swinton and Malcolm Tapp in the
third foursome.
Divots are flying at four of the
local courses as the Varsity golf
experts iron out the last ripples
in their Individual swings, and if
this determination means anything, the pros are in for a hot
Bob Plommer, who knows the
Shaughnessy course like the back
of his hand, and partner Dick
Hanley, the smoothest swinger on
the student sextet, will be In for
the toughest competition with
Canada's number one golfer,
Freddy Wood, firing against them.
Wood posted a five under par
67 In a practice round on Wednesday and is favoured to walk off
with the tourney.
Dave Dale, alias the "Quilchena
Crasher," and Ormie Hall are well
matched. While Dave gives Stan
Iieonard, who is Canada's pro
champion, a few free lessons on
how to drive the tiny white pit'
out of site, Ormie and Harry will
vie to see who can reach the
greens In the straightest possible
route, and both are experts at
Varsity's chances of winning this
match are good. Dale, without any
breaks, had a smooth 74 on Wednesday.
UBC's most colorful pair tak»
to the tee last, Hans Swinton and
Malcolm Tapp for a hot battle
against Ernie Brown and Benn*
Colk. Hans, who has played golf
all over the globe during the past
10 year;? will be a big asset to the
Blue and Gold team on Sunday.
But Tapp should give his partner lots of support if he continues
to punish the baU as he did in
qualifying low in the Varsity
Tickets to the gaia golf show
can be obtained at the AMS office
or at any golf club, or from any
member of the UBC Golf Club.
Price will be 50c, and all proceed*
will go to the War Memorial
Gymnasium Fund.
Ace Joker Dave Hayward announces that the Jokers' Club will
also be on hand to explain the
game to all non-goifers with a
short introductory offering.
READY FOR nnT F fiwnw.
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-Varsity's top-flight golf experts
will be out to show these professionals a hot battle at
Shaughnessy Golf Course Sunday afternoon. Smooth-
swinging Totie finds himself sandwiched between pros Benny
Colk and Stan Leonard on the long 14th fairway at Shaughnessy in the top layout, while Freddy Wood, top Canadian
divoter demonstrates perfect putting form in the lower photo.
Tee-off time is 1 o'clock.
UBC Tribe Drop Close Contest;
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RIOTOUS, back-breaking fun
was the key-note of the first
Women's Indoor Track Meet held
Wednesday night. No records jvere
made or broken, but the evening
was a smashing success.
Tne Arts 2 team took home tht.
highest score of the evening with
a total of 62'^j points. Team members Audrey Sherlock and Nora
MacD-ermoU made good in the individual marks, coming third in
the rope jump and first in th*
basketball roll, respectively. The
team was tops in the fiee shot,
broad jump, rope climb, chesting
and high jump contest, and circle
Arts 3 took second place with 41
points, winning the over and under relay and placing in the free
shot.   Donna Meldrum, represent-i
ing that team, reached   the   topi
height in  the    rope    jump    and'
Yvette Morris placed   second   in
the circle jump.
The Home  Ec girls took  third
place with 29 points.   Nurses came
VARSITY'S fightingest hoopers
finally bowed out of the Vancouver and District title race Tuesda>
night, but it wasn't because of a
lack of fighting spirit. Thwarted
by the hostile hardwood at the
King Ed Gym which foiled them
in two previous playoff tilts, the
Chiefs just failed to click as
Lauries downed the trib> by a
36-30 count.
In a hard-fought quarter whict.
featured a heavy dearth on scoring thrills, Art Johnson's charges
bowled to a 6-2 lead by virtue of
two three-point efforts Dy Letham
and Haas. The count should have
been higher, however, for the
Chiefs ran the Pirates into the
maple   time  after   time,   only   to
out fourth and Arts IA fifth. Arts   ,
IB, Arts 4 and Aggies trailed along jjjmuff   many   golden   opportunities
Pat Gardiner brought Arts 1 in
second in the rope jump, Hom*3
Ec hung on to first place in the
chair twist and circle jump and
the active Nurses tooK the bowling and ping-pong contests.
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UBC's CHIEFS might be out of
the Dominion title hunt, but that
isn't stopping them from donning
the strip for a few more contests,
even though they will be of the
exhibition variety.
The first of these hoop tilts is
slated for the Varalty Gym, Tuesday noon, when the Tribe hits the
warpath in an attempt to clip the
wings of the high-flying lliunderblrds. Action aplenty Is promised
as both squads battle it out next
week with the determination that
comes only from Intramural rivalry.
Art Johnson and his tribe are
confident that they can provide a
terrific contest from wire to wire,
and their challenge should spur
the 'Birds to shoot the works
against their younger brethren.
to sink the leather for a tally.
The second chapter saw big
Herb Capozzi widen the gap for
the students as he 'eluded his
check, Norm Gloag, to plunk the
ball through the hoop on a brilliant lateral court play. But the
advantage was short lived, for thi
Pirates finally found th.? range to
top the students at the 9-8 call,
and then bulled ahead to a 17-12
margin at the breather.
The flnal canto proved the traditional thriller and the 650 odd
fans boomed delight as the hoopsters paired off into torrid checking duels wherein tempers bubbled
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Standout for a losing cause was
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who played his size 62 heart out
for the Chiefs and snagged a
myriad of rebounds to setup floor-
length rushes with amazing regularity. On the whole, lt wasn't
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