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The Daily Ubyssey Feb 25, 1949

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 The Daily Ubyssey
No. 74
Reinstatement Not The  Issue"
Fired University Professors
May Sue For Contract Breach
(Daily Ubyssey senior editor Les Armour, in Seattle to bring readers
background to one of the most important academic disputes of America, today
interviews several of the professors dismissed for alleged Communist
Seattle, Feb. 25 — Professor Ralph Gundlach, dismissed
University of Washington social psychologist, has an easy
going manner and a perpetual smile which belie his deep convictions.
I asked him what he thought about the charges that he
was a Communist.
He looked serious for a moment and then broke out in a
broad grin and replied "well it was rather funny to be told
that I was teaching in a Communist school in New York when
I was really in California."
"Thought I Was In California"
"Maybe I only thought I was in California—but it didn't
seem much like New York," he added.
He didn't think that belonging to Consumer's Union, raising funds for refugee
Spanish Republicans and helping a Night
School for trade unionists were "very subversive" activies.
"Of course the Communist Party approves
of these activities—but then they also approve
of civil rights programs  like President Truman's and he isn't a Communist," he said.
To the charge that he conducted "unscientific" researches
he replied that the Committee on Academic Tenure had objected to four questionnaires used by Washington social psychologists and that only one of these had been prepared by him.
What action, I asked, do you propose to take toward reinstatement.
"We'll wait until the American Association of University
Professors complete its investigations. If they decide we were
wrongfully dismissed we will sue the university for breach of
And if you win?
"In that case our attorneys will all get new houses and
maybe we'll get a couple of month's back pay," he laughed.
Re-instatement Not Real Issue
"Of course you must remember th^t re-instatement is not
the real issue. The real issue is whether or not a social scientist
should just gather data and pigeon-hole it or whether he should
be free to apply it. Re-instatement is just a means of restoring
the issue to its former, basis," he said emphatically.
Dr. Gundlach, well-known to UBC students, has taught
here at several summer sessions.
Professor Joseph Butterworth, former professor of English
at the University of Washington, is aging and walks only with
the aid of a cane.
He has been an active Communist for over 13 years.
"I have never tried to hide the fact that I am a Communist
because I'm proud of it," he told me.
Maintains Right'To Think Freely
"I am a Communist because I think Communism is the
solution to our problems today. I maintain my right to think
freely and independently and I accept the so-called party line
only in so far as it fits in with my overall philosopyh of life,"
he added.
"As for Communism being a subversive belief I would like
to point out that there is a clause in the constitution of the
Communist Party of the United States which says that any
member of the party who belongs to, or affiliates with, any
organization which uses or proposes to use force and violence
in its activities shall be punished by immediate expulsion."
Social philosopher Dr. Herbert Phillips, also dismissed, has,
with Professor Butterworth, been a member of the Communist
Party for over a decade.
He was in Los Angeles when I interviewed his colleagues
but his pretty raven-haired wife outlined his position for me.
Doesn't Follow Party Line
"My husband is a Communist because he believes in the
doctrines of the Communist Party. He does not follow the
Communist Party line just because he is a Communist," she told
'He always agreed with Communists in other countries
only in so far as their actions seemed to him right. He has never
blindly agreed with all Communists everywhere."
The three professors on undefined two-year probation
seemed reluctant to commit themselves.
"I would rather not say anything and I would rather not
have you say I would rather not say anything," one of the professors interviewed at work told me.
The American Association of University Professors reiterated their long standing views on academic freedom but decided
to appoint a committee to investigate the dismissals fully.
In a statement issued immediately following the dismissals
AAUP said:
"So long as the Communist Party of the United States is a
legal political parly, affiliation with that party in and of itself
should not be regarded as a justifiable reason for exclusion
from the academic profession.
"There is, then, nothing in the nature of the teaching
profession which requires the automatic exclusion of Communists, and lhe attempt to exclude them would threaten our
educational system with real dangers. Discrimination against
Communists would readily load to discrimination against,
teachers with other unorthodox political views, and the exclusion of such teachers would moan the exclusion of some of the
liveliest intellects and most stimulating personalities on our
(Tills is the lust ill ii .scries nf [our nrtieles lip Armour.) j
Fees Will Be Raised This Year
With AMS, Governors7 Approva
Approval By AMS To Be Asked In
Referendum Submitted March 10
Ubyssey Photo fajy Paul Jaffary
New Trophy For Debaters
ENCOURAGEMENT will be lent to aspiring debaters at UBC
with the addition of the Sutherland Trophy to the list of awards.
Above, Jim Sutherland, newly-elected president of 1949-'50
Student Council, left, after whom the trophy is named, accepts
the handshake of Mike Lakes, president of Branch 72, Canadian
region, who will award the trophy to winners in inter-faculty
lebates. Purpose of the silverware i.s to develop potential
McGoun Cup material for thc annual inter-university forensics.
Alums Begin Drive
To Raise $20,000
Development  Fund  Raises Sum To
Aid  In General  Purposes At  UBC
Twenty-thousand dollars is the goal of the newly-organized
alumni-UBC Development fund which will raise the sum for
general purposes of the university and for .specific objectives.
Representatives   of   all   graduating'''	
classes met Wednesday in Brock Hall   ^llBIRi /*    ' "I
Debate Cancelled
at the inaugural Class Managers dinner, who will pattern the fund after
other successful plans in tlie U.S.
Chairman of the Board of Directors
is Joseph F. Brown, Arts '23. Vice-
Chairman is Richard M. Bibbs, Science
Five trustees to administrate the
fund are Dr. A. E. (Dal) Grauer, Lt.
Col. W. Tom Brown, Kenneth P. Caple, Col. T. F. Fairey and Mrs. Howard
T. Mitchell. Eleven directors will
handle organization and fund collection.
Alma Mater Society fees may be increased four dollars this
year after all.
If Board of Governors approves the increase in principle
when they meet Monday night and students OK the fee hike
in a referendum to he submitted to them March 10, the four
dollars will be added to the 1949-'50 AMS fees.
"If the requested approving of thc •---- 	
Debate sponsored by tlie Civil Liberties Union to discuss whether "stud-
*ent council should have allowed the
Peace Council to function on the
campus" which was to be held on
Monday lias been cancelled because
of functions connected with Open
House which begins Monday.
increase i.s passed in principle, thc
fee raise will be included in the calendar," AMS president Dave Brousson stated.
"Resolution passed regarding the
scholarship fund was that we petition
the Board of Governors to authorize
collection during the current year of
one additional dollar to bc added to
the AMS fee," he further announced.
That is why a third alternative which
states, "Reducing fees to fifteen dollars," is included in the AMS fee
referendum, he said. "We intended the
fee raise to be permanent, but now we
must present three cases to the students."
Students will be asked to vote on
one of three alternatives:
1. Raising AMS fees to $20.00.
2. Leaving fees at $16.00.
3. Reducing fees to $15.00.
Proposal has been  drawn up a.s a
result of decision reached by general
meeting of the Alma Mater Society
Wednesday. Meeting approved a resolution under which all changes in
AMS fees must be submitted to a
referendum vote after fourteen days
notice has been given.
In moving the proposal of fee increase, Plant said that a raise from
$16,00 to $20.00 would permit:
1. Raising pass fund from $3.00 to
$4.00 and distribution of 40 percent of
this sum to undergraduate societies
to permit cheaper banquets and dances
and free special events.
2. Increased allocation to MAD from
$1.75 to $4.00, permitting restriction
of athletic admission prices to 25
cents and giving greater stability to
this group.
3. Continuation of the Daily Ubyssey as a daily publication, as well as
providing more copies for distribution.
Reduced   price   for   Totem,
4. Continuation of §1.00 and $5.0C
payments per student to the European
Scholarship fund and the Gym fund.
Increase would also "practically
eliminate the gamble and instability
of the Society as it operates today,'
Plant said.
Referring to the fact that a fee increase would have to be approved
by the Board of Governors at their
next meeting, Brousson urged that a
deferment of the Plant resolution during the AMS general meeting Wednesday would mean no action could
be taken until next year.
Space in the calendar, which will go
to press immediately after the Board
meeting, is being held however, and
the decision of the student body and
that of the former group will determine whether fee increase will be
effective next year or nol.
Plans Cram
Bi3 Week At
Details Of Big
Week Divulged
'Tween Classes
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by the IFC in a flood ivl'of pi'n'>r;.i
Armouries. Miss Holiday is current
monl  al   the Palomar Supper Club.
l.io leaturocl
day in Ihe
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VCF Addressed
By Sutherland
general university secretary
for the Inter-Varsity Christian
Fellowship of Canada, will address a meeting of the VCF
today in Arts 206 at 12:30 p.m
Mr. Sutherland, an honor student
in physics graduated from UBC in
1015 and joined the IVCFC in 1946
after instructing in the physics department for one year. He will bc available to all students for counselling this
Thursday ind Friday in the VCF clubroom A-( behind Brock Hall.
* * *
CAMERA    CI.l'B    moots    today    ie
Arts 203 at 12:30 p.m. All entrants for
Ihe Open House Salon must attend
this   meeting.
* * *
DAVID SHAPIRO, well known Vancouver artist will .apeak to students
today at a meeting spon.-ored by the
Social Problems Club. Meeting will
lake place  in   Arts  100 at   12:31)  p.m.
* * -A-
(il'NKRAL   MFF.TINC.   of   pre-med:,
in Applied Science 100 Friday noon for
discussion of finances and election of
officer.;. Al Boe.eie reporl ; lhat there
are still .some vacancies for hospital
University' Week will
crammed with activities
■-ntertainment. Listed below is
the complete program from
Monday, February 28 to Fri-
iay,' March 4.
Monday, 12:30 p.m. Parliamentary
Forum will present a debate in Arts
8:00 p.m. United Nations are holding a model Assembly in Brock Hall,
followed by a dance.
Tuesday, International Relations
club will present a Round Table Discussion in Brock Hall at 12:30 p.m.
entitled "The British Commonwealth
of Nations and Western Union."
(Radio Society will present "Mata
and Hari" in the Armories at 8 p.m.)
Wednesday, 12:30 p.m. University
Symphony in the auditorium.
8.00 p.m. Women's Undergraduate
Society Panel Discussion, "Are Women Worth Educating--—Brock Hall.
8.00 p.m. Radio Show "Musical
Knights and their Ladies"—Armories.
Thursday, 12:30 p.m. Social Problems club, Dr. Hawthorne will speak,
Applied Science 100.
Political Clubs present Mock Parliament—Brock 8:00 p.m.
COTC Inspection in the Armories at
7:30 p.m.
Friday, 12:30 p.m. the Fine Arts
committee presents Dr. Birney, Dr.
Daniells and Dorothy Livesay—auditorium,
3:30 p.m. The UBC Dance Club
presents a tea dance in Brock Hall.
Physical Education presents a gym
display—Gym 6:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m.—Slavonic Circle presents
Russian Choir in the Brock.
In connection with "Open House"
on the campus, all 10:30 a.m. and
11:30 a.m. lectures on Saturday,
March 5 will be cancelled.
In addition, the main concourse
in the Old Wing of thc Library will
contain exhibits, and Library facilities there will not bc available to
(he stuff and students from 6:00 p.m.
on Friday, March 4, through Saturday, March 5.
library To Run On
Restricted Times
With "Open House" officially starting this Saturday the Library will
run on a restricted schedule.
This must be done in order to allot time for arrangement of exhibits
in  the Library  I'or Open House Day.
Main reading room and the circulation desk will be closed to student
use at (i p.m. on Friday, March 4.
The reserve hook reading room and
the Ridington reference room will
remain open until 10 p.m. as usual.
Entire Library will bc closed to
student use at. 10:30 a.m. on Saturday,
March  5.
If is specially important that requests (or hooks to be used for display purposes in connection with
Open House Day should be made at
the loan desk in the main reading
room not later than February 2,>.
T.'ooka on Loan will have to be called
in and other material collected, anrl
as ih i.s mas lake several days all re-
qileaLs  .should   be  made   in   good   time. Page 2
Friday, February 25, 1949.
The Daily Ubyssey
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Sports Editor, Chuck Marshall; Women's Editor, Loni Francis.
Senior Editor This Issue -   JIM BANHAM
This Age Of Man Bite Man
letters to the
(Because the decision of UBC students to contribute
one dollar apiece for Etiropenn exchange scholarships
is soon fo come up for review in a campus referendum,
The Daily Ubyssey reprints this recent editorial from
the Toronto Varsity, an article indicative of the widespread support the plan has received at universities
across Canada.)
The twentieth century seems to be marked
out as the age of "man bites man". That impression has a lot to justify it. We seem to
be constantly quarrelling or fighting or arguing with our neighbors at home or with national neighbors across the border. That
wasn't such a catastrophe in the last century.
Our harried existence today indicates the
need for positive measures to help us while
"living in a crisis".
Modern communication methods magnify
the differences and make for mere superficial
contact. We don't know as much as we like
to think about the happenings in our own
country let alone in some land separated
from us by barriers of currency, frontier,
language or culture. The dangers of modern
war—the atom bomb, bacteriological warfare
or continental starvation and the like, we
hear about every day. Misrepresentation, an
error in interpretation or just plain ignorance
may be all that is needed to shove us over
the brink. The presence of someone on the
councils of the other nations who understands what wc mean and how we feel, someone to restrain impetuosity or blind prejudice,
someone to act as a link and to spread the
truth, would be a godsend. Ignorance on the
international level should be feared equally
with the atom bomb.
Certainly this is a question that is far
removed from the universities and students—
or is it? Vie fear ignorance and press hard
against it in our country. Today we in North
America accidentally possess the key to open
the barriers of finance and frontiers1 in ithe
wider world. Such an opportunity is being
presented to students of this and every other
Canadian university. The International Students Service of Canda has taken up a plan
offered it by Canadian students, who themselves saw the need of action, to bring European students to Canada for a year of study.
An appropriate title for this project would
be "Scholarships for Intellectual Reconstruction". We at this university can play a part
in moulding international friendship. When
we send material help overseas as we do with
ISS relief, we send sympathy and goodwill.
This is valuable, but such relief cannot alone
carry ideas that will continue in the future.
That overworked phrase "intellectual vacuum" does carry meaning. Most of us realize
that war and oppression left such a vacuum
not only in books or in food or in information
but also in "knowhow" about such things as
democratic government, academic freedom,
and liberty of the press.
A year's scholarship for some interested,
intelligent and active European student would
have an incalculably valuable effect when
they return to their own lands. It will be
good for us to learn at first hand the values,
the dangers and the effect of foreign attitudes.
We will gain in the future for they will be
an appreciative and friendly audience in a
place that has become not so far away and
not so strange. We are proud of our institutions, of our culture, and of our life in Canada.
It might even pay us in the long run to be
generous. The local committee of ISS presents a plan that will benefit all concerned.
The local committee will be responsible to
the Dominion government for these European
students. This is not a light obligation and
it deserves the full support of all students.
letters to the editor
Editor, Daily Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
Les Bewley is a remarkable person.
Not only is he everyone's "old
uncle" but he is evidently endowed
with omniscient powers of reason.
To set his judgement above that of
the CLU and their many supporters (whether right or wrong) and
then openly express his contempt
for their honest efforts is, in my op
inion, extremely poor taste. CLU
sincerely tries to perform its function to thc best of its abilities. For
this it does not even get the glory
which is reflected on Mr. Bewley by
way of his extremely constructive
"Children's Hour."
Neil S. Thompson.
Editor, Daily Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
Without   drawing  anw   inferences
and regardless of the outcome of
tho election, it was certainly a most
interesting sight to see Bill Haggert, one of the two candidates for
tlie chairmanship of USC as the sole
scrutineer at the polling booth in
the Applied Science Building (the
home of his own faculty) for at
least a part of the balloting period
on Wednesday 'Where there's a
will, there's a way?"
A Voter.
Editor, Daily Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
The vicious and abusive editorial,
"Means to an Endicott," in last
week's Ubyssey, illustrates remarkably the immaturity of thought
which has become typical of the
work on the paper this year. I
appreciate that the lack of academic
instruction in journalism necessitates your staff emulating the style
and methods of the downtown newspapers in news and feature stories.
To a certain extent I can even understand Mr. Bewley's shocking
plagiarmisms of Nat Gubbins. However, I see no need for such emulation to embrace the professional
newspaper's editorial opinions. The
factors which operate to produce a
consistent policy in most, if not all,
Canadian newspapers have little or
no effect upon the freedom of expression in a university publication.
Your writer may, perhaps, be excused on the grounds of inexperience for committing an error which
the professionals are somewhat more
careful to avoid. In his blithe assumption that accusations can now
safely supplant evidence, he has
shown a gross misjudge of the success of the present widespread campaign to couple liberal thought and
Communist theory. The thesis that
(1) since the Communists want peace
and (2) since the Peace Council
wants peace, that the Peace Council
are therefore Communists is as obviously insupportable as if I were
to say that (1) since Mr. Bewley
wants a blonde, and (2) since I want
a blonde, therefore I am Mr. Bewley. I can only hope that Mr. Bewley's denial of the former conclusion
will be as fervent as my denial of
the latter.
If there is any point in the editorial, apart from the fumbling attempt to identify the Peace Council
with the Communist Party, it would
seem to lie in the implication that
world peace is somehow a less desirable objective because the Communists support it. Surely, Mr. Editor, such a proposition is even less
acceptable. It would seem to me that
any agreement between the Council
and the Communists on the desirability of peace would rather reflect credit on the Communists than
discredit on the Council.
As to the possibility of Communist domination of the committee,
it need hardly occasion apprehension, if only for the reason that the
one who attended failed, unfortunately, to bc nominated for an executive position. It is true, however, ;
that the president, vice-president,
and secretary are members of the
Student Christian Movement, and
perhaps this indicates, as the Sun
Tower idealists would have us believe, that they are not Christians,
at all, but rather a newly discovered
species of Communist.
Yours sincerely,
T. D. Stewart,
3rd Arts.
al students club to consider constitution Monday, 12:30 in Arts 103. All
will provide a varied program of selections by Weber, Debussy and Falla.
lene Dietrich in "The Blue Angel"
Tuesday, March 1 in auditorium.
Times 3:45, 5:15, 6:45. Admission, 25c.
Jazz Society will present Burt Taylor,
local record collector, who will discuss modern trends in jazz. This
promises to be a very interesting program and everyone is invited to attend. That's Tuesday, at 12:30 in the
club room behind thc Brock.
. . . 'Blow Our Noses'
Critic Looks At Players Club
UBC is nationally famous for her
credit courses in drama and the theatre. Here we have such names as
Akrigg, Sedgewick, Dorothy Somerset,
Cliff Robinson and Sidney Risk. All
are exceptional in their particular
branch of the theatre. And everyone
in Canada knows it but Lhe UBC student.
As a campus with a good reputation
for theatre courses, we should have
half a dozen groups presenting good
drama to the students, training playwrights, directors and actors, continually improving themselves and their
audience by presenting the new and
exciting drama forms that are sweeping the western world to form a modern theatrical Renaissance. They should
be leading the country in the development of newer and better forms, giving
the best minds in Canada an intelligent
production gr< up for which to write
their plays, an i a critical audience to
appreciate them.
There shouldn't he only one drama
club on the campus, and that one club
clique-ridden, mk'I insulting the intelligence of tbe .'.Indents by presenting
them, for (he most part, wilh major
production of established box office
..ppeal. n!s,;i", \.ilh cyenir,.:.-; made up
pi  one-acl  I'lii-'.^tntils.
A clique is a destructive element in
a club. It ties (he club down to the
thoughts   of   one   or   two   influential
leaders. It prevents new and younger
people from developing. It keeps more
mature and thoughtful actors from the
A clique may be killed by attacking
its sources. The group might produce
more plays, giving everyone a chance
to develop their abilities by holding
various positions of responsibility. They
could prevent the actors from grouping
together by having them work in different combinations on different shows.
They could keep the club open to new
ideas, new faces, new personalities.
They could keep the executive in
changing hands. Then there would be
no clique, or an ineffectual one.
But why should there be more clubs
around the campus? Because one club,
suffering from lack of competition, becomes lethargic. On top of that, there
is only one set of ideas in force in student theatre. The audience develops no
standard of comparison by which to
judge the productions of one year beyond that set by the same club the
year before.  What a state of affairs!
Were the two theological colleges to
compete with the Players' Club for an
audience, (and history proves that religion and drama reinforce each other)
ihey would find that the audience
would willingly support all three
gioups, and even more, provided the
clubs merged support. And the audi-
i nee would know if a club was worth
support;  it would have a standard of
comparison. Plays would not be attended simply because they were produced, as seems to be the case now.
Drama critics would be needed, and
students would vie for the position.
With only one club, an actor must
conform to one set of ideas of theatre,
or else he won't act. That's bad! Let
us 9 have competition and friendly rivalry. Look what it did for the popularity of Benny and Allen, or Hope
and Crosby. It would do the same
for theatre at theatre-starved UBC.
These are only certain aspects of the
problem. Next week in the Daily
Ubyssey, we will discuss the type of
development of drama forms.
These difficulties have formed a wall
plays that might be presented, and the
between the student and his perhaps
unrecognized goal of exciting theatre.
UBC could have a theatre as fresh and
stimulating as that in Dublin where,
at least once a year, the irate citizens
actually riot in the streets over the
ideas presented in the latest play.
Clean healthy theatre is an exciting
force working in any thoughtful community or group; exciting to audience
and production group alike. It is more
than mere entertainment. It is the
voice of the people aimed at state,
church, or any institution, any status
quo that merits attack. And we can
have it at UBC ... if we'll blow our
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Egbert seems to be overlooking the
obvious. That's something we're all likely
to clo when it comes to money matters . . .
it's obvious that the best way to save
money is to put it where it can't slip
through your lingers ... in a B of M savings account.
That's why students from coast to coast
are putting their personal finances on a
business-like basis and substituting "MY
BANK" saving for leaky pocket spending.
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Little Orville was all excited. Little Orville was going to a party.
Little Orville was taking the prettiest girl he had ever seen. What's
more, Little Orville was in charge
of the party.
Bird Watchers
Society Local
864932 was having its annual
Fireside. Little
Orville had told
the prettiest girl
he had over seen
that his fraternal
organization was
having the gathering so that she
would be impressed, She was impressed.
My but Little Orville was excited.
He had made ever so many plans. He
had ordered lemonade and sugar
cookies and peanut butter sandwiches and dixie cups and oh boy
were they ever going to have a swell
At last the night of the party arrived. Little Orville had been decorating the hall all afternoon. Only a
charter member of the Bird Watchers
Society Local 864932 could have
thought of so many different types
of dickie birds with which he had
covered the walls.
The prettiest girl he had ever seen
gave the dickie bird decorations a
rather awed glance and asked Little Orville if they were part of the
secret insignia of his fraternal organization. She was very impressed.
Little Orville proudly told her that
only a charter member of thc Bird
Watchers Society Local 864932 could
tell all their various names. She
was not impressed.
The prettiest girl he had ever seen
dragged Little Orville over to a table
in the darkest corner of the room.
Little Orville dragged the prettiest
girl he had ever seen over to a table
in the lightest corner of the room.
He introduced her to his fellow Bird
Watchers, They were very impressed, i
They even went out of their way
to offer her some soda water which
she smelled with a delightful sniff
and quaffed down a gulp. Everyone
seemed very happy after that so Little Orville excused himself and went
off to mix up his lemonade.
When he returned something seemed to have happened to tho lights
and the prettiest girl hc had ever
seen was nestled very comfortably
on the knee of a fellow Bird Watcher.
Little Orville was not impressed.
Little Orville put a waltz record
on and dragged the prettiest girl he
had ever seen from the arms of his
fellow Bird Watcher. The lemonade
had been distributed and was being
used as mixer with great gusto on
the part of his fellow Bird Watchers.
Little Orville was not impressed.
He eventually disappeared again to
see how the rest of his refreshments
looked. When he returned the prettiest girl he had ever seen was doing
a can-can,on the piano. His fellow
Bird Watchers were throwing peanut butter sandwiches back and
forth across the room. Tlie place was
a shambles. Little Orville was definitely not impressed.
Little Orville, little gentleman
that he was, again rescued the prettiest girl he had ever seen (past
tense) from the clutches of a fellow
Bird Watcher. The flowers in the
corsage he had given her wore almost as wilted as she. Little Orville
was not impressed.
Suddenly an evil gleam in
his eye pierced the gloom of tho
room. A shudder went through him.
Little Orville was all excited, Little Orville was leaving the party.
Little Orville was walking down thc
street with a fellow Bird Watchers'
bottle in one hand and a fellow
Bird Watchers' girl in the other. Little  Orville  was  impressed.
women's editor
loni francis
COTC Annual Ball
Big Campus Event
The annual ball of the University contingent, Canadian
Officers Training Corps will be held in the Officer's Mess of
the UBC Armory on Saturday, February 26 at 9 p.m.
Patrons for thc affair arc Chancellor t"
Panel Group
For   Any   Campus   Activity
Printers of Thc Ubyssey
443G W. 10th ALma 325:5
Half   Block   From   Sasamat
the   Honourable   and   Mrs.   Eric   W.
Hamber, President and Mrs. N, A. M.
MacKenzie,   and   Brigadier   and   Mrs.
M. P. Bogert.
Honored  guests  arc  Major-General
E. G. Weeks, C.B., C.B.E., M.C, M.M.,
Adjutant-General, Ottawa, Major-
General M, H. S. Penhale, C.B.E.,
General Officer Commanding Western
Receiving tho guests with the patrons will be Lieutenani'-Colonol and
Mrs. It. W. Bonner, Commanding
Officer of the UBC COTC, and Mr.
and Mrs. L. E. Ranta, President of the
UEC Officer's Mess and in charge of
tho   dance.
Aho   attending   tho   ball   arc   Dean
F. M. Clement, Dean and Mrs. J. N.
Finlaysun, Professor and Mrs. G. C.
Andrew and Professor and Mrs. J. L.
A pro-dance party will take place
at the home of Qaptain and Mrs. P.
A. Guthrie whore Senior Officers of
the corps will be in attendance.
Greeks Sing
On  March 8
Tlie mysterious voices l'.:at have
been floating from various huts on
the campus for the past fe v wee™
have been in preparation foi the coming Greek Song Fest.
This annual affair will bo hold on
Tuesday, March 8 in the Brock. I; i.s
hoped that it will start at 7 p.m. sharp.
as there are about 24 groups to go
through their songs. The Greeks will
have to pay seventy-five cent-; admission each and the money eoilcued
will go to Flood Relief.
Al McMillan's orchestra will bo i:.
attendance for dancing afterward.'.
There; will be a basketball rlairv
Saturday night in tb.e D.ock Hall,
sponsored   by  the  Radio  Society.
Featured will be Al MacMillan's orchestra. Admission will be $1.25 a
Women's Undergraduate Society is
contributing to the activities of "University Week" by sponsoring a panel
discussion featuring university graduates prominent in various professional
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The topic under discussion will be,
"The place of the woman graduate
in  the community."
Mrs. Norman Mackenzie will act as
moderator of this discussion. The
members of the panel will bc Dr.
Ethlyn Trapp, Mrs, Grace Maclnnis,
Miss Evelyn Mallory; President of the
Registered Nurses Association, Mrs.
Hamilton Read; Lawyer, Miss Yvonne
Love; consultant in nutrition, Provincial Department of Health and Welfare. •■'  .
./AiAnion    .//i(t/'    •Jri/tti/i
■ A*    (/ten    ,/tofilc    ,s<</ay
A fashion show is being sponsored
by thc Open House Committee on
Open House Day, March 5. Tlie event
is being arranged by Esme MacDonald,
in co-operation wit)h the Hudson Bay
The tryouts for modelling for this
affair will be held today at 12:30 in
the Brock Stage Room.
Truce Club
Fashion Show
The Truce Club, affiliated with the
Women's Auxiliary to the Seaforth
Highlanders, i.s supplementing their
; tar's program with a fa.shion musieale
, milled 'Spi iiuttiir.e m Pari.-;,' to he
laid in tlie Hotel Vancouver Ball-
!,,ain. It will tabs.' place on Saturday, February 2G;h in the afternoon.
The models are all professional and
will include Mary Pat Crowe and
Bev Roberts of UBC.
FASHien noifs
What with tlie sudden rage to puncture ears and hang gold rings from
tlie yawning cavities, and the news
from Paris of the "chemise" dress,
the average normal coed may well
wonder if we are on a journey back
to the 1925's! Both these news items
may serve, (unfortunately) to make
the men nod their thin skulls and
"Yep, always said the women were
backwards "
But perhaps some of you are actually ignorant in regard to the "chemise" dress. No, it is not a nightgown,
it's not filmy or "see-through," nor
has   it   anything   to   do   with   fluffy
undies although it would
be better for all womankind if it was
one of the above! Take two long narrow strips of material, sew up each
side leaving only eight inches at the
top on either side for the arms, and a
round hole for the head.
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There are a few variations to the
chemise. These include the Handkerchief Silhouette, the dipping back,
and the Illusion Silhouette. The
Hankie Silhouette refers to the many
squares of fabric that hang diagonally from the lowered waist.
An extra length of material, dipping from the back waist band almost to the ankles forms that coquette "dip." The Illusion is formed
when an overskirt of sheer fabric is
draped also again from the lowered
waistline, to below the hemline of
the skirt .,. . Eye appeal in the
grand manner . . .
•F *P T*
Yet even though there is much
speculation as to whether the chemise
dress will gain popularity now, the
matter of "puncturing" ears is stark
reality . . . More and more of our
otherwise sane young coeds are taking
a trip to their jeweller's paying $2.50
(or there abouts) and allowing that
man to paint their lobes with alcohol,
and pierce them with a small pointed
wire that curves round to form a
little earring. These are worn for a
period of six months ... So if you
sec these little rings dangling from
fashionably pierced little pink ears,
you will know what the owner has
been through , . .
No, our coeds are not backwards,
they are only acting as a tool of
that tyrant known commonly as . . .
Fashion . . .
Hobby Lobby
CKNW «ai 1320
MATA AND HARI are appearing at UBC on Tuesday, March 1.
The dancing satirists use many different costumes to bring
about the effect that has brought them acclaim all over the
tM^W^<: '""
Smoke a pipe-full of Picobac to find
why so many smokers say "Burley is best".
See how easily it packs ... how smoothly it
draws... how slowly it burns... how coolly
it smokes. In Picobac's happy blending of
top-grade Burley leaf you'll find the happy
ending to your search for a satisfying smoke,
Try a pipe of ,.,
The Pick of Pipe Tobaccos
EATON'S Presents a Campus Favorite
.   .   .     by   NANCY
.   .   .   modelled by LONI FRANCIS
Navy puts Spring under your coat in February
. . . gives a wonderful lift to your Winter-weary
wardrobe. It's such a refreshing change ... so
crisp, so alive and so flattering to accessorize.
Showing up in polka dots, and checks and
stripes-in everything from shoes to hats-navy
blue is a fashion sign-post pointing the way to a
new outlook for the Spring of '49.
Featured today i.s a navy crepe dress highlighted by
white pique cull's and cross-tabs at the neck . . . five
horizontal split folds trim the skirt.   17-1!).     22.SO
The profile-flattering hat is of navy chip straw with
white pique trim. 1ft.95
canad; Page 3
Friday, February 25, 1949.
Editor This Issue  - RON PINCHIN *
UBC Splashmen
To Have Busy Day
Varsity Swimming Teams Will
Meet Washington And YMCA
Busy day faces UBC's Swimming teams this Saturday when
members of the Varsity and the Junior squads meet Western |
Washington Vikings and Vancouver YMCA in the course of
the evening. £'4';1'|H
Full   Thunderbird   team  will   meet ^
Vikings in the Crystal Pool  at 6:00
Conference Play Ends
With Weekend Series
Cagers Wind Up Season Against
Central And Pacific Squads
p.m. Saturday night while the junior
squad consisting of the freshmen and
second stringers from their senior
Varsity team, together with the women's crew will take on the Y group
in the latter's home pool at 8:00 p.m.
In their last fixture with Western
Washington, 'Birds came out even
better than was expected, swamping
the losers.
But when Vancouver "Y" last fnet
the students, they ended up with a
The Washington-'Bird scrap should
be a one-sided affair with the locals
taking the laurels, but if the younger
members of the 'Bird squad are used
too much in the first event of the
night, they may be too weary to compete favorably with Vancouver.
However, team members are confident that they will be able to stand
up to the punishment enough to come
away with a win.
This time, the juniors will be planed
in their proper spots in the meet. Unlike their last encounter where sprtn •
ters were swimming distances and
vice versa, each participant is entered
in his special field.
Record breaker Jack Creedon, after
practicing diligently for the last few
weeks every available day after lectures, is all set to chalk up another
inter-collegiate record in the Vikings
match. Only event Creedon has entered is his specialty, 200 yard free
style, where he feels he is in his
best form.
Backing up Creedon will be George
Knight, Bob Thistle, Nick Stobbart,
and others in the club who have been
doing well for the school in previous
The skill of these performers might
be needed more than is thought at
present. Vikings, having their own
pool on the campus where they can
practice every clay, have been doing
just that. The pool, one of the most
beautiful on the coast conference,
rivalling even the one at Washington
University, has been in use constantly
by the Bellingham team after their
defeat by UBC last month,
Clarke New
Big Block Head
A second year Arts student and
star rugby player, Stan Clarke, is
the new president of the Big Block
Club following the elections held
yesterday at noon.
The secretary-treasurer of the organization this year, Clarke will bring
a wealth of experience to his new
position when he officially takes over
his duties next fall.
Although only in second year he has
Ice Finals
Move Again
To Nanaimo
Birds Must Win
One Or Else
The student, pucksters, fresh
from a convincing 7-2 victory
over the Nanaimo Clippers a1
he Forum on Wednesday night,
l.ake to the road again this
weekend when they travel to
he Island to resume the local
olaydowns. The teams play two
?ames there, Friday and Sat-
iHav nights.
The locals are currently trailing the
Coal-towners two games to one and
a double defeat would eliminate the
'Birds from further play.
If the Thunderbirds can manage a
split in the series this trip there will
be a game at the Forum next Wednesday. Should the students come up
with a pair of wins they could finish
it all on Wednesday.
If there remains any doubt as to
who runs the local league it was dispelled when it was decided to play,
four of tho first five games at Nanaimo. This seems to be a continuation of the year-long dictatorship
emanating from the Island city. The
result of this policy is a tremendous
handicap to tho students as the match
box rink on the Island was made for
the mayhem practiced by the Clippers
The local pucksters are determine-!
to overcome this handicap and to win
tho playdowns if only to clip the
Islanders' wings. Judging from the
calibre of hockey played by the 'Birds
of late it is entirely within reason to
anticipate  a  victory.
The squad is at full strength for the
trip and have the benefit of a victory under their belts to spur them
on. Don Adams, the rookie sensation,
will be in the nets again and is out to
garner his initial shutout of the year.
The entire team is determined to bring
back the bunting for UBC.
already won one Big Block for his
services to the rugby team and one
again this year in appearing with the
New vice-president of the club is
iceman Haas Young who is starting
with the Thunderbird hockey team
for the second year. This season he
has been the squad's top point getter.
The third and last office filled
was that of secretary-treasurer and
Marshall Smith was elected to the
Another rugby player and Phys.
Ed. student, he will take over thc
post being vacated by Clarke.
5ACKBOARD MAN   on   the
Wildcat reserve team, lanky
uvotman Jack Graham, will
oeel off Chuck Long in the
battle against the Birds this
veekend. The 8:30 game in the
IBC gym will feature a high
;chool prelim.
PLAY MAKER for the visiting
Central Washington Wildcats,
forward   Don   Pugh,   provides
All VOC members and their friends
■re  asked  not to forget the skating ' ^.^ ^ ^ wndcat
party at the North end of thc Forum
next   Monday   at  8:30.   Admission   Is   Station    on    the    reserve
-)0 cents. I strength of the team.
'Bird Ruggermen Renew
McKechnie Cup Finals
Series-Leading Thunderbirds
Tackle Vancouver Saturday
Long-awaited return of rugby to Vancouver after its postponement last January 15 gets under way Saturday, February
26, when UBC Thunderbirds continue their drive to capture
the McKechnie Cup again this year.
With basketball singing its swan song on the campus this
weekend, Coach Pomfret's hoop stalwarts will be out to throw
their little monkey-wrench into the Evergreen Conference
basketball machine.
«■ .	
Friday night at UBC, thc 'Birds will
tangle with the "Wildcats" of Control
Washington, in an all-important tussle
from lhe Wildcat point of view.
A 'Bird win would pull the Wildcats down from their lofty first place
berth into a four-way tie for second.
Hence  the  monkey  wrench.
On Saturday night, still out at dear
old UBC, the 'Birds will battle the
Gladiators of Pacific Lutheran, but
not in the old Roman way, even if
tic 'Birds will be out for blood.
Here again a 'Bird win would upset the applecart, and definitely remove all Gladiator hope of ending
up in one of the top three slots. The
Lutes are currently in second, and a
lie would drop them out of the tie
into   the  next   lower  position.
But coach Leo Nicholson will arrive
en the UBC campus with no intention
of letting the 'Birds take any victory
away from his Wildcat aggregation
Friday night.
The Wildcats will rely heavily on the
efforts of six-foot-three centreman
Chuck Long, an all-Winco selection
for the last two years.
Tomorrow, 'Birds play Vancouver
Reps at Brockton Point Oval for the
first time in the three-team round
robin series which started last January hut was called off because of foul
At present. Thunderbirds are leading the series, having one win to their
ci edit, trouncing Victoria Crimson
Tide 22-0 in the Island city.
In the only other round robin game
o far, Victoria and Vancouver tied
•acli other 8-8 to lodge in second place,
aach one point behind first place
If past performance is any indication of future play. Varsity should
.ome out victorious in Saturday's encounter, unless the students arc out
of shape.
Guarding against this possible mis-
laii, veteran coach Albert Laithwaite,
..vith years of experience in the rugby
ajame, has made sure that his charges
have not been idle during their long
Instead, he has been putting tho
boys through rigorous training at
every   opportunity.
One thing is sure. When UBC
strides out on the playing field Saturday, they will be in fit condition
lo bring themselves one game closer
to the coveted McKechnie Cup,
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The perenial question of which is
the better team, the UBC Thunderbirds or the Clover Leafs will be
answered for still another year next
Wednesday night when the two
squads meet in their annual exhibition tilt
When tiie two
outfits met last
year, .the student cagers managed to eke out
a narrow win to
substantiate the
claim of superiority.
Thi.s t e r m
however, il may be a different story,
for while the Packers have never
looked stronger, lhe 'Birds have had
to develop a -lot of unified talon!
and have nol fared so well m lhe
seasons'   play.
By acquiring the service., of such
ex-Tlumderbirds a-. Ran Webber,
E'obhy Haas and Harry Kermode
plus   deadly   Boh   Pickcli   laiel.s    of
Portland  University,  the Leafs can
boast one of the strongest rosters in
their history.
To back up this power on paper,
the Dominion Champions have
chalked up a very enviable record
in Senior A league play this year.
In over twenty games they have
lost only  two decisions.
On the other hand the 'Birds,
plagued thi.s year by a lack of experience, have not fared nearly so
Starting the term with 8 new players and a now coach, there was a lot
of adjusting to be done on both sides
and as a result the sludents have
won only three of their Evergreen
Conference games,
However, Iho discrepancy in the
respective win records of Ihe I wo
squads is due partly to the calibre
o! ' i'position lhal they have encountered during tile season.
While the Leaf', have hern Ian:;-
In)!.;  with  .such squads a:, lhe ..eeond
string UBC Chiefs and Braves, the
'BircLs have been meeting some of
thc toughest "small college" opposition in the United States and
have naturally found thc going a
litllc rough.
Although the two clubs in question have not officially met this
year, the Grad team which played
the .students last October 30 look-
suspiciously like the present Leaf
At times the Grads (alias the Leafs)
outran their youthful opposition to
pick up a 57-49 win. Since then
there have been little or no player
changes in either squad.
When the I wo outfits line tip next
Wednesday the 'Birds will have one
consolation at least lor Ihe Leafs
will be minus one of their most
(rusted   and   experienced   players.
He is Jack Homl'rel who by coincidence also coaches die student
train and will undoubtedly want lo
hc wilh his chirge-. uben Ihe play
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