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The Ubyssey Mar 11, 1955

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Price 5c
No. 59
Cheaper Roof Possible For Pool
Food Services-
What's Wrong ?
List year, at the insistence of a great many students,
the AMS formed a Committee to investigate the Food
Services at IJBC. They Issued their report early in February; it contained 21 recommendations.
■ Today, over a year after the report was issued, some
of thc recommendations have been implemented, and in
some instances, operating efficiency and service has been
0bt the main troubles still remain; quality of the food
is. still poor, and the surroundings, to say the least, are
High on the list of students food beefs is the cafeteria coffee. Last year, everyone from Dr. Shrum down to
the humblest freshman declared the coffee practically un-
this year, complaints are no less vociferous. Ninety
percent of the complaints placed in the Food Commmit-
tee's suggestion boxes refer, to the coffee in highly unflattering terms. The second major complaint is about the
food itself; regardless of its dietetic value and caloric con-
tent, students say, the meals are spectacularly unpalatable.
The infamous "Today's Special," butt of a thousand
campus Jokes, is serious matter. A typical special may
consist of: a runny omelet enhanced by a lone strip of
greasy bacon, plus coffee and toast; bread and butter, milk,
soup (usually excellent) and offerings such as Spanish rice,
mac*roni, stealc and kidney pie.
Comparison with downtown cafeterias of equal size
shows a conslstenly higher standard of quality, in lunch
and diniier specials although prices are from five to fifteen cents higher.
Standing in marked contrast University-run eateries
is the coffee Jbajr in the War Memorial Gymnasium, which
is r^llri j^tision by a private firm. It is unquestionably
the beat place to eat on campus.
Surroundings are clean, and food quality is excellent,
although Idnchtime specials are more expensive. And when
queried, six students testified that they found the coffee
Can anything be done? According to Food Service officials, no. As the Food Committee report points out, the
cafeteria operates at at a disadvantage compared to downtown cafes, since it must remain open twelve months of
the year, while the University is virtually deserted five
months of the year.
Thus, the five month deficit must be made up during
the seven months of University attendance, and since much
of the hired help must be maintained all year 'round,
practically no money is available for improvement of facilities.
Another cafeteria sore spot is the arrangement of
tables, and the back-breaking chairs. Since most students
use the caf tables, offices,—for any purpose but eating—
there is never enough room for those who wish to eat in
The committee recommended that the tables be moved
apart instead of placed in lines, in order to utilize both
ends for sitting and eating space. No attempt has yet
been made to implement this recommendation. Since
it would mean fewer tables, it would reduce seating space
Chairs are being replaced as rapidly as money permits; but that is very slowly. At present, various ts/pes of
chairs are in use in the cafeteria, to test them for endur-
ance and popularity, and the old wire "back-breakers" are
being replaced as quickly as posible. "But," notes Food
Service Committee Chairman Don Jabour, "at the present
rate, it will take six years before all the old chairs are
Jabour cited the fact that cafeteria and Brock Snack
Bars do not attempt to advertise as instance of their
For instance no-one seems to know that the Brock
Hall dining room (on the opposite side from the cafeteria)
is open to everyone — not. just faculty members — and
that it costs no more to eat there than in he cafeteria
Many of the evils inherent in UBC Food Services are
unavoidable, and it. is a certainty that prices could not be
But many complaints are the result of an attitude
stemming from the non-competitive status of the Food
Services on the campus.
A new cafeteria may be built in the new arts building,
and until that happy day, students must wait — and hope.
Nominations are now being accepted for the offices
of NFCUS, World University Service, Varsity Review,
Library Committee, and Employment Committee.
"All nominations should be in the Undergraduate
Society Committee office ia Brock Hall by 1:30, Monday,
March 15," chairman Jim Killeen announced Thursday.
Birds Still in Running
Trounce California 18-3
Varsity Thunderbirds slithered and slipped to within
three points of the World Cup Thursday when they trounced
the visiting California Bears 18-3.
Over   1900  fans  plunged  in*
despair at the disasterous results
of the Cal home games, saw the
Birds go wild for ten
minutes in the second half, and
roll up 18 astounding points.
Birds played their best rugger
of the season, and once moving,
couldn't be stopped.
Trys by Doug MacMillan and
John Newton made for six points
a conversion by Bob Morford,
another two. Right wing Don
Spence, his head swathed in
bandages, punted — the ball
bounced once and Morford leapt
in and carried it over for a score.
He converted his own try. Pat
Kinney made another and Morford brought his personal total
to 9 points with another conversion. Final score 18-3.
The cup awarded on total
points now belong to the Bears
by virtue of their 24-21 lead, but
4hree points tr» small margin.
If the Birds show the same
form Saturday, the trophy will
remain with UBC and Albert's
boys will have racked up another smashing season.
Tomorrow's winner should
take the cup, and both teams
will be playing their best. Today's performance notwithstanding, the Birds are evenly matched with Cal and only real fans ! and UBC co-eds.
Plans For
Pool Seen
is made to build a smaller pool
si made to build a smaller pool
at UBC deluxe construction
plans are all ready to roll.
Location of the proposed structure is next to the present Empire Pool1.
The entrance for both spectators and swimmers is situated
at the eastern end and a control
system will be placed here to
handle admission charges.
The closed passageway will
connect the eastern end of the
small'pool with the men's locker
room and other facilities in the
Another passageway at the opposite end will open with sliding glazed doors onto the large
Women's locker and shower
facilities will be built along the
northern side of the pool. These
will be used by both the public
'twttn clossts
are  predicting a  UBC  win  for
2:30 p.m. — Varsity Stadium.
Bossons New
UN President
The United Nations Club has
picked John Bossons as President for 1958-56. Vice President
will be Peter Krosby, while Cole
Harris will look after the program.
Larry Rotenberg and Anne
Skelton were trusted with the
Special Events program, Evelyn
Paris with the money ,and Joan
Irvine holds down the post of
the secretary.
Other executive members are
Clive Lytle, Russell Brink,
Bruce Hurt, and Heb Hebenton.
The Men's locker and shower
on the opposite side will be for
public use only. Male students
will use the present accomodations in the gym. The public
will not be allowed to use any
locker or shower facilities in
the gym.
A tire of seats will be built
along one side of the pool to
accomodate approximately 900
Construction costs will be minimized by utilizing the same
filter room, chlorinating and
heating installations for both
"If the decision is made to
build a smaller pool it is unlikely that construction will get under way before next August,"
Student Council President Dick
Underhill  said,  Thursday.
No More Expensive
Than Smaller Pool
Professor Frederick Lasserre, head of UBC's School of
Architecture, believes that Empire Pool could be roofed for the
same cost as the prpposed smaller pool, and supports competitive
designing of major campus buildings.
In   an   interview   Thursday,^
Professor   Lasserre   stated,   "It
would be possible to build a roof
over Empire Pool for as little
as $200,000."
But he stressed that such a
structure would be unnattractive
to swimmers. •
"It would be nothing but a
barn, and not very pleasant to
swim in, Winter or Summer,"
he said.
"It's atmosphere would closely resemble that in the Field
House: that is, very little light,
and no cheerfulness at all."
The cheap roof would be constructed of asbestos panelling
and laminated or steel beams,
and no "frills" whatsoever,
could be included in the structure.
"Although it is possible to
build a cheapera roof, I am sure
that the University architects arrived at the best possible compromise between economy and
quality," he said.
"The cheapest structure is
not the best one, and if the
building were so gloomy as to
keep swimmers away, its purpose would be defeated," he
Professor Lasserre acted as
consultant to Sharpe, Thomson,
Berwick and Pratt, University
architects, when the present designs for the Pool roof and the
new pool were drawn  up.
Professor Lasserre also expressed approval of the idea of
competitive designing of major
campus buildings. Various members of Faculty Council and the
Board of Governors have advocated such a scheme, and Professor Lasserre expressed agreement.
Present University policy automatically awards all designing contracts to Sharp, Thomson, Berwick and Pratt. No alternative architects are consulted, and the firm has a complete
monopoly on all University architecture.
Sharp. Thomson, Berwick and
Pratt became the University
architects in 1913, when they
submitted the best plan for the
new campus in a contest sponsored by the embryonic University. ,
"When a variety of designs
are submitted by a large group
of architects working independently of each other, fresh ideas
on the problem are bound to
result," he said.
(Continued on Page 3)
Arts Women To
Elect fxecutive
ate Society will hold a meeting
of all Arts women to elect second, third and fourth year representatives for next year' in
Engineering 200 on Tuesday,
March 15, at noon. Nominations
will be accepted from the floor.
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PRE-MED SOCIETY will sponsor an address to the Pre-Meds
by Dr. Ranta, Medical Director of the Vancouver General
Hospital, today at noon in Physics 202.
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LIBERAL CLUB will hold an
election of officers Monday noon
in Arts 203.
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ty will hold a general meeting
today noon to elect next year's
officers, Arts 206.
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a general meeting to discuss an
important financial problem ln
Arts 104 at noon Friday.
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' UBC FILM SOCIETY will present three film showings next
week, in auditorium, admission
10c. Monday noon: BE Games'
and 'Under the Big Top' both
in color. Tuesday noon: 'Anton
Checkov's Comedy, Jubilee' and
a mystery, 'The Gentleman in
Room 6".
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Club will present Selections
from 'Prince Igor' by Borodin
in HM5 at noon Friday.
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School Conference Committee
will be held noon Friday in the
Brock Board Room. Elections
for 1956 Committee will be held.
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invited to the Women's Residence Formal being held Saturday, March 19. Tcikets $2 per
couple, available at Room 202
Isable Maclnnes Hall, must be
obtained prior to the dance. '
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Francais present the annual
'Picasso Panic' on Saturday.
March 19 at 8 p.m. in the Kerry
Dale Hall.
ARCHITECT'S concept of a second roofed pool is pictured above. Plans call for tho smaller pool to bo built
adjacent to Empire Pool which will be left  unroofed. Stu
dents will make  the final  decision on  the  building of the
second  pool at  the Spring General Meeting March  18. -Page Two
Friday, March 11, 1955
THE UBYSSEY  an interesting story
Authorized as second class mall, Post Office Dept., Ottawa.
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Ubyssey, and not necessarily those of the Alma Mater Society or
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or Alma 1231. Advertising Manager is Geoff Conway.
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CUP Editor—Jean Whiteside Sports Editor—Ken Lamb
Copy Editor—Stanley Beck       Executive Editor—Oeofi Conway
Senior Editor — PAT RUSSELL
Reporters — Marge McNeill, Marie Stephens, Sandy Ross, Bob
Johannes, Sylvia Shorthause.
The Ubyssey hopes that long overdue action will be
taken on the suggestion of Professor Frederick Lasserre, head
of the School of Architecture, that there be competitive designing of all campus buildings.
Sharp, Thompson, Berwick and Pratt have had a monopoly on the design of University Architecture since they
won a campus planning contest in 1913.
There is little to indicate that their 42 year monopoly
has been justified. A monopoly, no matter what field it may
be in, has a stifling effect. Competition on the other hand
insures the best possible product.
The present pool controversy is an outstanding example
of a case where more than one set of plans and estimates
would be desirable.
Professor Lasserre expressed the case for competition perfectly when he said "... competitive design of University
buildings... would give the University the opportunity to
see a lot of ideas and choose the best one."
Sharp, Thompson, Berwick and Pratt may win every
competition but we will never know until there is a competition.
My Dog Has Fleas
Burbling rills are burbling once more, the verdant woodland
glades are bursting forth in paeans of blossomy praise to their
Creator, the sap is running (Yes, Gunderson will try to get a seat
in the House next year), the swallows are returning from their winter peregrinations to sunnier climes, and yesterday we saw two engineers playiny marbles in the parking lot. In short, it's Spring.
And today, students, we want to discuss that cheerful old
chug-a-rum of the verdant hills and valleys of our beloved Country,
the Garden .Toad.
"Urp, urp," he says. '
In fact, we heard him the other night as we were sitting
on a bench in Stanley Park with two girls from the Musical
"Urp, urp,-' said the frog.
"Bring it up sideways, dahlings," said one of the girls, "it's
a baby grand."
"But it' wasn't ..." we protested.
"Urp, urp," said thc frog again.
"You know," remarked the other girl, "1 simply adore men
who belch; How well I remember Reg^y Caesura, one of the
brightest stars in the Canadian musical firmament.
When the House of Seagram sponsored a contest for the
first Canadian opera, all Canada watched with interest; for when
it was produced, it was «oing to he the biggest showing of Canadian culture ever. And when the contest was won by Max Butternut with his "The Spewing Up of Donald Fleming," Reggy was
chosen to sing the leading role.
When the great night arrived, it was a great night for Canadian culture at Massey Hall, let me tell you. Foster Hewitt was
doing thc commentary for the CBC. and Vincent Massey was hawking copies of the "Royal Commission Report on the Arts, Letters
and Sciences in Canada" up and down the aisles.
The Penticton Ts, Marilyn Bell, and Doug Hepburn were
scheduled to appear at intermission; and in a special open-air
pageant held outside the theatre, fifty scarlet-coated mountics held
back thc crowds while a squad of Montreal Police (specially imported) burned "Awake" magazines arid hauled Jehovah's Witnesses off to jail.
A huge whale was barbecued in the lobby by seVcn grinning
eskimocs from the far Canadian North (named Ugluk, Nanook,
Maminook, Kluguk, Pugluk, Onamatopeia and Herb.) while Canadian General Electric klieg lights projected the Aurora Borcalis
on the ceiling. Robertson Davies and Lister Sinclair tore out
shreds of their beards and threw them to the happy throng. Kate
Aitken was flown in from Rangoon, where she had been collecting
material for a CBC series for Canadian housewives. (A thousand
different and delicious ways to roast poi).
For the opening night, Hie Ottawa River was diverted
through the Toronto Subway, down Bloor Street and past the
theatre. An authentic log jam was dynamited under the marquee
by seven husky French-Canadian loggers named Pierre, Louis,
Jacques, Robespierre, Nordstrool, Akesode and Fritz.
Bul finally the house lights dimmed, Sir Ernest MacMillan
raised his baton, and Bert, Niosi and the Happy Gang swung into
the overture. The audience cheered at the end of the first act;
('Better than the CNE," ;s'!icl Roy Rogers) They stamped and
veiled at the end of tiie second act; ("Better even than the Newfoundland Codfishing-Gutting Festival, said Joey Smallwood, his
how tie quivering with pleasure.) But it was rumoured that the
third act was going to be the clincher, tor it was there that Reggy
would .sing the moving aria "Don't Wait Up For The Shrimp
Boats Mother, Daddy's Coming Home with the Crabs."
Reggy had been nervously nibbling garlic sandwiches all
day, bul as he strode onto the huge stage, lie was clear-eyed and
Sir- Ernesl raised his baton, Bert Niosi poised hi.s bow lor the
off-beat, and thc entire Canadian nation waited in breathless
anticipation. The baton fell, the music swelled softly in the darkened  theatre, and   Reggy  opened   his  mouth  to  sing:
Urrrrrrrrrp ! ! ! "
"'My God," we cried, jumping from the bench," whi'A happened to the poor devil after such a calamity'.'"
"There was nothing else left for him. so he whs appointed
to Ilu- Senate, where lie sits to this day. He spends his $10,000 a
year  brecdini;  Garden  Toads  wilh  a   Canadian  accent."
We hade ihe .nirls goodnight then, and it we hear anything
else alu'Ul   Ihe  Garden Toad    we'll cerl.iinl\    lei   you   know,
History   Of   Swim   Pool   Given
In March, 1953, the British
Empire Games executive committee announced that the BEG
swimming pool would be built
on  the  UBC  campus.
The decision aroused a storm
of protest from amateur swim-
mirig officials who wanted the
pool at Riley Park so that the
public would have greater access to it. And so the plan to
build thc pool at UBC was
temporarily  shelved.
Ih September thc controversy broke out anew with four
factors pointing to UBC as the
final  site.
1. UBC Quarterback Club
started a vigorous downtown
campaign to get the pool on
the campus.
2. The downtown papers
gave editorial support to the
UBC site.
3. UBC Alumni Association
contributed $2000 to the pool
4. The Parks Board stated
that if thc pool contract was
awarded to an American firm
(as it was) they would not be
responsible for running and
maintaining it after the BEG.
On October 1, the BEG executive committee announced that
the pool would definitely be
built at UBC. "Our next move
will be to make a deal with the
Board of Governors," said Col.
Swan, chairman of the BEG
facilities committee, "we want
them to operate and maintain
the pool after the games, keeping it open to the public until
there is a substitute for it in
the city."
Four days later Dr. N. A. M
MacKenzie emphatically stated,
"No guarantee as to the future
of the swimming pool have
been given to the British Empire Games Committee by University officials."
Dr. MacKenzie further stated
that the only guarantee given
was that the University would'
operate the pool and open it
to the public a certain times.
"The roofing of the structure
will be left entirely at thc discretion of the University," said
the President. "I hope an appeal for funds to the students
will not be necessary," he
On October 9, a special committee under the chairmanship
of Dr. Gordon Shrum was set
up to make final arrangements
for the pool. On October 27,
the Board of Governors ratified a K279.000 contract for the
construction   of   the   pool.   At
that time It was estimated that
a roof would not cost more
than $200,000.
The consruction of the pool
by the Marwell Construction
Co., of Vancouver and the Paddock Construction Co. of Los
Angeles began in November.
The first signs of roof controversy were raised suddenly
on March 16, when AMS treasurer Alan Goldsmith stated
that he would also ask the students to provide funds for the
roofing of Empire Pool, at thc
March 18 Spring General meeting.
At the general meeting students voted overwhelmingly to
shift  the   $5  of  student  fees
'Dollars And Sense
Call For Second Pool
AMS Public Relations Officer
Cost isn't the only consideration which students should
take into account when deciding ot) roofing the Empire pool or
building a separate standardized pool. In the United States, where
they seem to have unlimited capital, universities faced with comparable problems have chosen the 25 yard pool.
But money is important, and the decision of this year will
affect pocketbooks of all those who come after us. And roofing
the large pool will mean a terrible financial load for all time.
Talking about "roofing the pool" is really a fallacy. We
would need not only a roof, but a structure the size of Kerrlsdale
Arena. Since we have the'pumping and filtering facilities already,
building a second pool would save about $100,000.00 on the capital cost. It's easy to see what compound interest would do to paying off an additional debt like that.
We could cut down some of that cost. As Professor Lasserre, Director of the School of Architecture, put it, "Capital
costs can be cut down if all the students want is a large barn in
which to swim. It would be an unattractive pool which would not
justify itself economically."
On the other hand, to build an adequate pool, but one with
no frills, would cost at least what the University architects have
figured, Professor Lasserre feels. Parks Board officials who have
alsc thoroughly investigated pool costs believe that architects
estimates for the Empire pool are very conservative.
But it's on the year in and year out costs that the question
ought to rest. For everyone who comes after us will have to pay
that price.
The moisture problem caused in heating the pool to 80
degrees is terrific. Water vapour in the huge volume of air in the
large pool would be a constant problem. About $5,000 a year
alone would have to be spent for additional hefting and ventilating costs, altogether about $8,000 additional for one pool over
the combined upkeep of two pools.
If the University were to roof the large pool, we would
have to find $20,000 every year. Since the University doesn't
have any spare revenue, an increase in fees seems to be the only
possible source.
But on the two pool proposal we can cover a great deal of
the costs by increased volume. For the open air pool in UBC's
beautiful sun-lit setting will be a real attraction to the people of
Vancouver — an attraction which they will pay to use.
Experience shows that people want to swim in open air
when they can. And it's in the summer, when thc University is
not in session, that the pool can have the greatest public use.
Because an open air pool for summer use is what people want, the
open air pool is the one which will make the money.
Money talks, and this time dollars and sense speaks for the
two pool proposal.
that were going to pay off the
War Memorial Gym to pay for
roofing Empire Pool. It was
estimated that the Gym would
be payed for by 1957.
In asking the students to vote
for the measure Goldsmith said
that a roof was necessary to
prevent deterioration of the
pool. It was suggested that the
pool would crack if left unroofed during the winter months.
"We must protect what we've
got," said Goldsmith.
It was also made clear at that
time that the Board of Governors would contribute half of
the necejsary funds to roof the
And so when, the games ended and students returned to
school last September the expectation was that construction
of a roof would begin immediately.
On September 21 the Swimming Pool committee announced that a proposal to build a
smaller roofed pool adjacent to
Empire Pool, which would remain unroofed, was under*oon-
sideration. The committee estimated that the smaller poof
would cost $130,000 and that
to roof the big pool would cost
Student Council held a meeting 'that same day and tabled
a motion to approve construction of a roof on Empire Pool.
Treasurer Ron Bray taid he
was in favour of roofing the
pool immediately.
On October 26, an emergency meeting of the swimming
pool committee voted in favor
of building a second roofed
pool, for the reason that it was
economically feasible and that
roofing Empire Pool was not.
The estimated cost of the second pool was then given at
$210,000 and the cost of a roof
for the big poo) at $298,000.
It was also pointed out that the
second pool would be much
cheaper to maintain.
On January 11, 1995 Student
Council recommended the construction of a second roofed
pool. On January 13 Council
decided to hold a referendum
to determine the wish of the
student body. On January 14
a petition was submitted to
Council demanding that the
matter be decided at a general
spring meeting and Council
And so at the Spring General
Meeting of March 18 the students will decide what action
is to be taken.
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The Mildest Best-Tasting Cigarette Friday, March 11,1955
Pap Thraa
Battling Barretts Big Success
UBC Players Club raised thc
curtain on one of the most
brilliant   productions   of   the
a season Thursday night in the
opening performances of Rudolph Besier's "The Barretts
of Wimpole Street."
Although the pace dragged
somewhat in the first act, the
next two acts established a
lively and dramatic pace of
humerous passages, tender love
scenes and vicous attacks.
t Highlighted by the moving
performance of Doris Chilcott
as Elizabeth Barrett and the
)      strong, consistent and powerful portrayal of Robert Browning by Gerry Guest, the performance offered vivacious and
variable characterization.
In a supporting cast of 16,
Eve Newitt,  John Whittaker *
Joane Humphrey gave stellar
I    performances.
As the lively, love-starved
candid Henrietta Barrett, Eve
Newitt   was   strong   and   intensive.
Although lacking voice var-
...draws applause
iation. John Whittaker convincingly portrayed the selfish,
despotic and lust-driven Mr.
Barrett with brilliant and perceptive interpretation.
The silent sister of thc Barretts, Arabel, was excellently
carried out by Joane Humphreys who did a great deal
with an otherwise compari-
tlvely small role.
While also lacking voice variation, Pat^i Browne as Bella
Hediey was lively and vivacious.
Appearing for a brief but
significant few moments, Buffy, portraying Elizabeth's pet
Flush, drew applause from the
appreciative audience who entered completely into the mood
of the play.
The play continues Friday
and  Saturday  nights.
Athletic Privilege Cards will
be of no use in gaining admission
to thc Rugby Finals between the
University of California Golden
Bears and University of British
Columbia Thunderbirds.
Students will be charged 50c
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That Engineers, aren't the
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j Five students received awards
for outstanding contributions to
campus activities at the annual
University Clubs Committee
banquet in Brock Hall Thursday night.
. Honorary President Dean
Gunning of the faculty of Applied Science granted awards to:
John Whittaker, Players Club;
John Brown, Newman Club;
Betty Clarke, Mussoc; John
Redekop, Parliamentary Forum;
and Martin Toren, Jazzsoc.
Chairman pick Riopel welcomed the award-winners to the
UCC Honorary Society; whose
membership includes Eric Nicol,
Lister Sinclair, Robert Bonner,
and UBC's own Dean G. Andrew and Dean W. Gage.
"Those receiving awards today will be the leaders of tomorrow," Riopel concluded.
Guest speakers were Professor MacGregor of the Classics
Department and Dean Geoffrey
Less than forty representatives
of the sixty clubs on campus
were present at the banquet.
Syzanne  Bloch
To  Play  Here
Suzanne Bloch, composer and
musician, will play Elizabethan
Music next Wednesday noon in
thc auditorium. Miss Bloch
plays the lute, virginal, and the
Mathias Abas To Play
In   Chamber' Concert
UBC symphony members can turn the tables and criticize their conductor for a change at next Monday's Chamber
Music concert. J —__	
The evening of chamber music
sponsored by UBC Symphony
society is featuring as soloist,
Mathys Abas, . present conductor of the group.
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Sharing the spotlight at the
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Avison Is conductor of the CBC
Concert Orchestra and well
known for his fine ensemble
The program consists of works
illustrating different periods in
musical development. The Rococo, the Baroque and Romanticist movements are represented
in a concerto by Tartini, sonatas
by Handel and Franck, and
dances by de Falla and Nin.
The chamber music concert
will be held Monday, 8:15 in
Room 200 Physics Building.
(Continued from Page 1)
"I favour competitive design
of University buildings because
I it would give the University the
i opportunity to see a lot of ideas,
and choose the best one," he said.
Professor Lasserre would like
lo  see   the   same   people  design
the   pool  as  designed   the   War
1 Memorial Gymnasium, in order
lo    maintain    an    architectural
harmony.  The Gymnasium was
designed by Professor Lasserre,
| and some of the younger mem-
j bers   of  the   Sharpe,   Thomson
Berwick and Pratt staff.
|     "The present sketches reveal
; that further study is needed to
achieve unity of design between
! gymnasium and pool," said the
| Professor.   "They   don't   tie   in
i as well as they might."
1     Students will vote March 18th
'at the Spring AMS General Meet-
i ing  to  decide  whether  to  roof
! the   present   pool,   or   build   a
1 smaller, cheaper pool.
a pipe with    % a/
at its
On  Display
A unique exhibition illustrating the high standard of taste
in ordinary Japanese household
articles is now on display in the
UBC Art Gallery.
Calendars, fish kites, knives,
tea pots and colorful ornaments
made in Japan are both on exhibition and for sale in the contemporary Japanese Crafts and
Manufactures show.
An additional photographic
exhibition on contemporary architecture of West Germany attempts to stress the contrast between pre and post war Germany. The display, sponsored
by the school of Architecture,
illustrates how the Germans have
taken advantage of destruction
to build beautiful and modern
Both exhibits continue until
March 29.
Students Hit
Petty Campus
HAMILTON - (CUP) - Student
Council at McMaster University
voted in a special secret session
to withhold payment of bills by
student organizations to the
Building and Grounds department.
This move climaxed a long record of dissatisfaction with the
"petty bureacracy" and inefficiency of this department.
The immediate cause of the
drastic step resulted from news
that the Women's Student Body
would be charged two hundred
dollars for removing bleachers
in the gym to make room for a
dance. No charge has ever been
levied against any student organization for this service.
Following the Council decision a delegation of twelve students, including the heads of
important student organizations,
presented a brief to the Administrative Chairman outlining the
major grievances of the student
body against the Buildings and
Grounds department.
The chairman is reported to
regard the resolution and brief
as sincere and serious protests
and is studying them as such.
TV   To   Feature
UBC   Scientists
UBC's Biology, Botany and
Zoology departments will enable Exploring Minds audiences
to examine dividing cells,
chromosomes and fruit flies
Sunday at 6 p.m. over CBUT.
Dr. George Setterfield and
Dr. Kathleen Cole of the Biology
and Botany department, along
with Dr. Ian McTaggart Cowan,
head of the Zoology department,
will discuss genetics on the
weekly Sunday night CBC program.
Basically the program is about the gene, how living organisms inherit tl*ir characteristics, what determines their sex
and what mutations result in
chromosome   combinations.
Upderhill, Norman
|-Sink  Or  Swim?
"Should the Empire Pool be
Roofed" will be debated by Stu-
1 dent Council President Dick
Underhill and VASC official
Percy Norman on Station CKWX
7:30 p.m.,  Friday.
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Friday, March 11, 1955
IT WAS THAT kind ot a
ballgame for almost an hour
Thursday as the Thunderbirds
and California Golden Bears
slugged it out through the
mud and snow. Either they
slooshed   it   back   and   forth
along   the   ground .or   they
kicked it out of bounds, necessitating line-outs like above.
Brian Thomas Photo
Birds Surprise, Run
Cal Bears Into Mud
Sun Suddenly
On  UBC Cup
Varsity Thunderbirds packed all their scoring into 10
minutes of rugger Thursday noon, to come from behind and
blast California Bears 18-3. UBC now trail the bears by three
points in the total points series, and the scene is set for Saturday's Cup final.
The match started out in a
chilling drb.zle on a snowbound
field, with 1550 spectators shivering in sympathy. Play was
fairly even, with little in the
way of thrills to warm up the
customers. California had the
favor of the wind, and used it
to get away long spectacular
kicks. |
fenders finally halted the drive,
but it was too late. Pat Kinney
was inches across the- line ton
a try. Morfopd again converted
to give Birds a final score of
It   all   happened   within   10
minutes. Once started the Birds
would not be stopped. Actually
there  was very little to choose
between   the   teams.   California
Varsity  would  slug away  on j tel.lainIv    was    n()l    13    points
the ground,  only   to  be  driven I worso tha|, mt, Birds ()n UlL. (tay.s
back towards their goal line by j play _ exct,pl for ,„ Cimadian
the  booming  kicks of Cal  full-  mjIU||(..s
back   Al   Schmeiser. and   Noel!     „ . .....
_       .       _. . ,  ..    |     Tomorrows 2:30 tilt is a nat-
Bowden. The only score of  thc
first half came when the rangy i,".
New Zealander made a 30-yard
penalty good for three points.
Bird's three line bobbled and
ural. Behind in total points 24
21, Birds are now in a fair position. The Saturday winner will
likely be the Cup winner: both
.       .   . ..     ,   ,. . i »   i     squads  will   be  playing   to  the
juggled the ball in unusual fash-      .
ion during the  first half. They
could not get going. That, together with their great number
of penalties, darkened the outlook for the sink-or-swim Laith-
At half time the sun came
out and the snow fled. It was
like a new day. And Birds had
the wind.
Half way through the second
half the break came for Birds.
A dribbling rush, massed confusion, a pile of bodies over the
Cal line, and Varsity was in the
game. Doug MacMillan had a
try for 3 small, but lovely points
Bob Morford converted; 5-3
Seconds later — literally seconds later — a cross-wise punt
was recovered by Birds and
fought over briefly, until John
Newton barely squeeked over
the corner for an unconverted
try, and Birds held an tf-3 margin.
A few minutes later' UBC scored one of Iheir nicest fries of the
season. From their own 40 yard
line, thc Bird's tliree line zipped the ball along to right winger Donny Spence. in high near
Don, his head swathed in bandages to keep his cracked jaw in
place, punted a perfect ball towards   tile   Cal   goal   posts.
It bounced once, and, while
the crowd screamed, Big Hob
Morford stormed out of nowhere
to scoop il up and plunge untouched between Ihe posts for
a score. lie converted his own
try and the game read   Hi ;;.
Barely minutes laier a new
dribbling pass rush was started
by   IRC    The   desperate   Cal   ele
Stars of yesterday's storybook finish would be difficult
lo pick. Morford, by virtue of
his 9 solid points, must be spotlighted. The forwards, who produced three of the four tries,
deserve acclaim. Thc whole team
For the Bears, a superlative
looking group of athletes, the
kicking of Bowden wil! be remembered. When passed the
ball he kicked. Seldom did he
take a pace forward to punt. His
shirt was relatively white al
the  finish.
Sport Pro
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Applications for next year's
athletic news director are now
being received by John Springer,
this year's director.
All applications can be made
to him personally or by putting
your name, qualifications, and
intentions in his box in the gym.
Selection will made by Springer and athletic director R. J.
Selectee for the position will
be expected to handle all athletic
publicity for the university.
This includes giving publicity
to downtown and provincial
newspapers as well as producing
team pressbooks and keeping
athletic statistics.
For those of you loo lazy
or sick to come and watch the
Thunderbirds win the Wfirld
Cup Saturday, Radio Station
CKLG will carry a blow by
blow account of the game,
starting at 2 p.m.
UiJC's Radio Society is going to handle the entire broadcast, doing the announcing,
technical work, and whatever
other tasks radio people do
to broadcast a sports event.
URS sports editor Bob Bergen will handle the Mike.
Has Full
Unlike British Columbia's unpredictable weather, thc local
soccer front will blow hot and
furious over the weekend, when
local teams play four games;
the main one featuring UBC
Chiefs and Victoria College
fighting for the Lloyd Cup.
The Chiefs game will be at 12
noon on the campus, while Varsity will take on league-leading
Pilseners at 2 o'clock Saturday
over in Powell Street Grounds.
On Sunday, Varsty makes the
310 mile round trip to Seattle
to face that city's Buchans,
while UBC stays in Vancouver,
facing Barrington's at 2 o'clock
over at Memorial West Park.
Varsity will hope to come
back from their 2 to 1 lost last
week at the hands of CPR. Their
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out to pave the way. Pilseners
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