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The Ubyssey Oct 23, 1953

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Price 5;   No. II
Homecoming To Close
As   Best In History
Dean Walter H. Gage, popular campus figure. He will be
presented with his trophy, a replica of the Main Mall cairn
commemorating the Great Trek ol 1922, at half-time ceremonies of Saturday's Homecoming football game. AMS
president Ivan Feltham will officiate on behalf of the
student body. —Photo by John Robertson
The Ubyssey Alphabet Soup contest is now a must for
every student—two sensational mystery prizes are being
offered for winning entries.
And both winners will sko be given copies of the
Totem and Handbook, and a one-year Ubyssey subscription.
Turn lo page three, read ihe rules, and enter NOW.
The prizes can be yours.
LPP. Constitution
Submitted To LSE
Campus politicos.spent a futile tvvo hours Thursday wrangling over the proposed constitution of the campus LPP club.
First recommendation was made before Archie McGugan
submitted his proposed club by-laws. It reads: WHEREAS this
constitution   does   not   included	
club bylaws, and WHEREAS the
Vancouver To See
Parade Of Beauties
UBC students will wind up one of the biggest Homecoming
Week celebrations in history Saturday, with a 50-float parade
through downtown Vancouver fallowed by the Thunderbirds-
Eastern Washington football game in the stadium and the
Homecoming Ball in the armou-*—
j    Former AMS president Alan
JAinsworth, Jim Sutherland and
| Mrs. Vaughan Lyon (Nonie Don-
j aiusOn) will pick the 1953 Home-
I coming Queen from fifteen candidates and the winner will be
i crowned by Dean Walter Gage
1 at the ball.
Feltham May Urge UBC
Withdrawl From NFCUS
Fresh from the National Federation of Canadian University
Students conference at Montreal, AMS president Ivan Feltham
Thursday warned he may ask UBC to withdraw from NFCUS.
Feltham's  warning  came  after  the NFCUS   convention
adopted a budget based on a 80c,v—	
per student  fee levy although j
>ougn , ,     . ...        ■
nfeft Canadian universities, UBC j U III Oil     VI id I
iflpluded, had   announced   they
could not pay any increase.       ■*■ \A/        I
"RatlwrtlWP.^Crease our con-    | O     W OfK^fS
tnbutrdn  to' NFCUS to »0c  a\
head, Vaughan Lyon and I think
we should recommend withdrawal from NFCUS/' the AMS president said. But the increase may
never be collected, he added.
"Lyon  and  1  agree  that  the
new NFCUS  budget   is   ridicu-
Says Bury
Former CCF-MLA, Jim Bury,
said Wednesday thai the 54 million strong International Confederation of Free Trade Unions
was "Closed to unions behind
lous,"   said   Feltham.   The   new, tho  Iron Curtain  and  ir. Spuin
(Continutd on Pag* 3)
UN Day To Be
One day ahead of time, UN-
Day is celebrated on the campus
Celebrations will get underway at 12.30 with the raising of
the UN flag at the flagpole,'located at the Northern end of
Center Mall.
President, Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie will be the speaker for
the occasion. A composite guard j
of honor, drawn from the three j
units of the UBC Contingent of!
COTC     with     2nd-Lleut.     Don;
because we feel they are state
owned company unions."
Bury, now organizer for the
ICFTU, spoke at the CCF sponsored meeting on International
Explaining why the ICFTU
was felt necessary by labor, the
organizer said that the object
was to have levels of unions
equal to levels of government.
He showed how the union setup
inside Canada does correspond
to the different government
Week Left
To Get Pix
The approximate 350 artsmen
who did not take advantage of
, the    campus    arrangement    for
Gleigh in command, will parade. ; gradualing   piclures  have   until
The 60 delegates to the UN 10ct 31 if tncy want their pic.
Model General Assembly will | lures to apPear in the Totem,
convene in the Brock Hall at 8 j Photos may be taken at Camp-
p.m., presided over by the Hon. | boll's downtown studio, 5BI
Mr. Justice Whittaker. Granville SI.
The delegate from India will | It should be remembered that
present a resolution, that the' the cosl of the photos was in-
Chinese People's Republic be i eluded in the fee paid by all
admitted lo the United Nations,   the  seniors  during  registration.
It's WUS Show time again.
All ex-models and would-be-models, hike up your
girdles,and head Tor the Mildred Brock Room on Wednesday, October 2c,, a!  ]'2:'.)\) noon.
The models lor Ihe Fashion i'fj.ovv will be selected by
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd, of Marty's C )liege Shop.
And a special plea for tall j^ils. This year Speiser's
Furs will be showing coals and stoles. But the furs need
girls with longish frames lo show ihem off satisfactorily.
political council does not feel
that this constitution is not a
club constitution, but rather a
lationai constitution, THEREFORE be it resolved that political council recommend to the
LSE that the LPP submit a club
constitution and by-laws to the
After McGugan submitted his
by-laws, another motion was put
forward which read: "Be it resolved that this council move
acceptance of the LPP constitution and by-laws by the LSE."
This motion was moved by Roy
Trim hie (SO and seconded by
.Uin.v Wick'of the CLU.
Both these motions were passed, but will be submitted to the
LSE for further consideration.
Those attending the meeting
and in a position to vote were
Roy Trimble, Social Credit, Ed
Soke, CCF, Tony Lloyd, Liberals, and John Wick, CLU. Archie
McGugan and Keith Hollahds
represented the LPP point ot
view. Maurice Coppethorne
acted as chairman for the meeting.
Makes Debut
In Revue
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, president of the university, doesn't
"intend to die a frustrated
actor," but he will be starting
ius stage career at the bottom.
President MacKenzie has confirmed persistent rumors that he
will be acting in the forthcoming Blue and Gold Revue to be
presented Nov. 5, fi and 7.
"I don'4 feel I'm suited for a
leading role but I will be taking
part in the Revue, probably in
one of the group scenes," Dr.
MacKenzie told The Ubyssey
"I suppose everyone has a
secret ambition lo walk across
the stage," the busy official admitted, "and 1 don't intend to
die a frustrated actor."
Asked specifically whal part
he would play in tho Revue, he
s;iid he wasn't certain. "But I
don't intend lo do this alone.
I am going to talk a lew Deans
and Professors into a stage
jcareer  too."
'     The  Revue  has  been  scripted
i by   author-radio     writer     Ernie
;IYrrault,   aided   by   Eric   Nicol
and   Joan   Churchill,
its  cast   from  studen
Only Hope
In Africa
South African students will
face a difficult fight to win and
maintain their academic freedom, according to Dr. Thomas
Davie in an address to UBC students Tuesday.
The English-speaking universities in South Africa, Dr. Davie
pointed out. hold the only strong
hope in the struggle for academic freedom and racial equality.
"University students are always five years ahead of the
country in regard to social and
racial problems," he said.
As the eight universities now
island, under orders from the
Nationalist minister of education all but imc or two exclude
students on the basis of racial
Only tlit* Universities of Capetown (of which Dr. Davie is
vice-chancellor* and Whittwat-
ersrand admit students of any
race to all their classes.
The four Afrikaans universities use the segregation clause
to exclude "Non-Europeans," a
term used to describe pure
African o» Bantu races and colored or mixed races.
In the English-speaking Universities, Dr. Davie said that,
"There is no social equality for
students in their places of residence, but the different races mix
at luncheons and dinners."
"All races of students come to
university dances, but racially
mixed couples will probably
never be seen dunciug together."
Bar Hopefuls
Argue Cases
Eight law students were given
arguing cases Wednesday night,
when they appeared in moot
court sessions before prominent
down-town   lawyers.
Jack     Austin    and    assistant
Jacques   Bureau   fought,   out   an
appeal case with Cameron Aird
and assistant John Avanderbcrg
dealing with tho problem of who
owns   golf   balls   abandoned   on
a   course   by   their   owners   and
later picked up hy an interloper,
Lawyer judges were Los Bewley, I). T. Braidwood, Q.C, and
faculty  member Eric Todd.
II   draws      The oilier case was  heard by
amateurs'Gen. J. A. Clark, QC . (). Hoyd
and downtown professionals.
Grey and 0. W. Edwards.
Homecoming officials announced this morning that
there are only 50 tickets left
for the Homecoming Ball. Original plans were to limit the attendance to 1000 persons but
that had been reached by
Thursday afternoon.
Homecoming chairman
Howie Beck said today that
50 more couples would be 'allowed to attend the dance.
Tickets can be obtained at the
AMS Office.
Dean Gage will be honored at
tot football game as recipient of
this year's Great Trekker award.
The parade, biggest ever staged by UBC students, will assemble on Alberni street at the
•nlrance to Stanley Park Saturday morning. Leaving there at
12:00 and led by Radsoc's sound
.-ar, the parade will travel down
Georgia to Pender, along Pender
(Continued on Pag* 3)
Council Lets
Arts Group
Go Quietly
Student Council threw the
final shovel of dirt on the grave
of Arts Undergraduate Society
Monday night. m
Council voted 5 to 3 in favor
of dissolving the intangible or-j
agriization on grounds of student |
apathy, stemming from a wide-!
spread attitude ou the part off
Artsmen that their faculty lacks'
prestige. |
'We're  not  admitting  defeat,
we're   admitting, reality,"   were|
tiie   words   used   by   immediate;
AUS  ex-president  Joian   Taylor, I
in addressing council, j
Both the Undergraduate Societies Committee    and    Literary i
and Scientific Executive had re-|
commended   the   disbanding   of;
ADS. |
Miss   Taylor     described     heri
late   organization    as   a    "dead
horse hanging around," and "we j
will   be   doing   the   students   a
better turn by getting rid of  it
than by carrying on further."
Discretion  Asked j
By   Litter  Letter  j
Litter   irom  suidont's  lunches!
has drawn comment from President   N.  A. M.  MacKenzie. [
In a letter to Student  Council
' Or    MacKenzie    asks    I hat    slu <
J dents use a little more discretion
i when  eating lunches on  campus
jlawns.   Waste   paper   containers!
! are  provided at  strategic  points;
on the campus and these should
be used. '
. . . answers critics
'twt#n closstt
Solon Low Refute
■«■ ■
sponsor a speech by Solon Low,
National Socred leader, In the
auditorium at noon today.
H>       H>       *H>
will hold a model General Assembly in Brock Hall tonight at
8 p.m.
if* if* if*
sponsor a talk by Mme. Anna
von KuegVien, Icon painter, in
the University Art Gallery from
3.30 to 5 p.m. today.
if-        *        *
LLP CLUB will present a
policy speech by Archie McGugan, president of the newly
formed club, at noon Monday
in P & G 100.
tp tp tp ^ __
CAMERA CLUB will discuss
colour photography at noon today in Room 89» of the Library.
New members welcome.
9ft *p 9p
will hold a Flag Raising Ceremony at the flagpole on the
Main Mall at noon today. Dr.
N. A. M. MacKenzie will speak.
if,       if,       if,
TENNIS CLUB will meet in
HM 4 at noon today.
if* if* if*
SCM PANEL discussion will
be held in Aits 100 at noon on
if* if* if*
PRE • LAW     SOCIETY     will
hear Dean G. F. Curtis speak on
"You and the Law" in Arts 208
at noon loday.
if. if* if.
PRE-MED SOCIETY will present the film "Industrial Dermatitis" in Physics 202 at noon
tf.        if*        if,
HIGH SCHOOL Conference
Committee will hold a meeting
at noon today in the Board
Room ol the Brock.
.v.        if.        if.
•lx> delivered by Dean S. T.
Dana, University of Michigan,
al noon on Monday in Koom 100,
Biological Sciences Building.
Beat Eastern Washington PAGE TWO
Friday, October 23, 1953
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Undergrade Dress Habits
Indicate Campus Types
The Saints And The Dragonet
The most popular record in the country
at the moment seems to be a cacophony of
four notes called "Dragnet." Judging from
Student Council's action at Monday night's
meeting several councillors appear to have
taken the record a bit too seriously.
A. motion of Council to go into a commit-
tee-of-the-whole signifies that all visitors must
leave the Council room and that anything
which is discussed in that "secret" session
must not be disclosed outside that room. This
ruling" can he a useful one if it is used discretely but it can be greatly abused. ,,
The present Student Council is not only
abusing the "secret" session ruling, it is outdoing if*; ■'    > *.**'■ tf">
Monday night councillors went into one
of their committee of-the-whole cloak and
dagger sessions. When it was finished they
discussed possibilities of an executive committee meeting after the regular Council
While the debate is still going on a councillor whispered something to the chairman.
Joined by two others, they suddenly walked
out of the room and proceeded to hold a
little meeting of their own. No motion for
adjournment had been made, no recess announced; four councillors had suddenly decided to'take the weighty problems of the
AMS on their own burly shoulders.
When the remaining councillors protested, thoy first were told that the plotters out
in the hall were holding an executive com-i
mittee meeting. Yet two members of that committee, which includes the president, vice-
president, secretary, treasurer and co-ordinator, were still in the room.
After much confusion and little parliamentary procedure, the lost sheep were finally retrieved and the meeting continued for
a short time before adjournment.
Lay off the Dragnet, Council, just stick
to Roberts' Rules of Order.
On Taxing Water
The Social Credit government's logic in
imposing a 10% tax on liquor sold by the
glass somehow escapes us.
As an admirer of the occasional brew
down at the you-know-where, we feel that
the government has cheated drinkers sufficiently by gradually putting more land more
water and less and less liquor in this Province's booze without forcing another tax on
the most over-taxed commodity on the market.
Before the war a 26-ounce bottle of whiskey contained a reasonable amount of whiskey
in proportion to the H20. Since then things
have reached such a stage that on Operation Muskag, the army's big troop manoever
in northern Canada, the "whiskey" in BC
Liquor Control Board bottles actually froze
The Social Credit government, acting on
recommendations of the Stevens Commission,
did a good job of legislating for a civilized
system of drinking in this province. It was
no secret that some teetotalling members oi
the government were strongly opposed to the
liquor legislation and the only conclusion
that can be reached Is that the 10% tax
was a concession to this faction on the party.
Cocktail bars would have brought drinking in this province out into the open. The
new liquor legislation would have removed
the bottle under the table, the guzzling m
hotel rooms and back seats of cars. Now it
is generally agreed by proprietors and customers that the 10% tax will lead back to
drinking by thc bottle.
A breakdown of where every liquor dollar in this province goes shows that 47% is
taken by federal taxes and 34% by provincial
taxes.  The distiller gets 19%.
British Columbians undoubtedly drink
the highest-priced water in the world.
Every student learns early in
his college life how to distinguish between the undergrads
of one faculty and those of another. By Christmas, a freshette should be able to cast a discriminating eye over the unsuspecting undergrad, take in his
clothes and haircut and classify
him in his proper faculty.
Whether she reels in the sucker or throws him back in the
swim depends on her personal
taste in faculties. Her measuring stick is the typical Faculty
undergrad, who through his
— clothes expresses the personality and character of his particular undergrad society. Naturally,
none of these descriptions will
fit the reader, but take a look
at some of your classmates.
They would never admit it,
but UBC men are slaves to
fashion. To the women, tired
of being accused of hiding behind Diors' skirts, this is what
they have suspected all the
time. To the men, such appalling hypocrisy will have to
be proved.
The most conservative dresser
is the law undergrad. The profound type, he is usually found
in heated controversy with his
classmates, or in meditating
silence, thoughtfully chewing on
the end of his battered briar.
He wears an inpeccable white
shirt, straight tie, tweed jacket
and very correct English flannels. Outfit him with a pipe
and hornrlm glasses and stick
a Rules of Order in his back
pocket, and there you have a
law man.
The reverse of the mature law
undergrad is the med student.
Here is the clean-cut college lad
at his most extreme. The kind
that mothers trust. When he
can't find an excuse for wandering around in dazzling whites
swinging his little tennis racquet, he lounges around in casually expensive cashmeres. Cultivating that "Any one for
tennis*' air he goes in for that
scrubbed look and woars his
curly locks cut short for efficiency and sanitation.
Canadian Ecomonic Independance
The time has come to seriously question
the idea of this country becoming more and
more rigidly harntssed to the erratic American economic machine. Perhaps from the
standpoint of immediate material gain, this
is a beneficial development. But then wo
might ask, "Why not go the whole way?"
Why bother maintaining even a facade of national independence?
It would seem evident that history has
shown time and again that political domination has ultimately followed economic domination. However, the latter could be avoided
by establishing a framework of industry within the country.
The first step would be to develop a
network of power and heavy industry across
the nation. This would provide the backbone
for an expanding economy. The possibility of
taking this step is not mere speculation. The
country is rich in strategic materials such
as coal, iron, oil, timber, copper and uranium.
Furthermore, a program of planned investment could bo used to stimulate continued industrial growth. By this vast re-allocation of industry within the country, we could
avoid importing depression from abroad. At
the same time it would be possible to accelerate the pace of arctic development, both
in industry and in agriculture. The northern
extension of agriculture would in large part
be a question af adapting farming methods
to a shorter growing season.
To provide the necessary labour for the
economy,   a   booming   immigration   program
could be launched. This program would not
only provide the additional work force, but
would at the same time provide an expanding domestic market. Admittedly, there
would probably be an initial drop in living
standards, but as population increased the
benefits of large-scale production would come
into play. Perhaps a nation of 50 million by
the turn of the centry is not an unreasonable
Increased Population would be advantageous not only in view of econmic considerations, but from the standpoint of "Realpoli-
tik" as well. With roughly one-half of
•humanity subsisting on near-starvation diets,
is it not palpable foolishness to continue to
squat on vast and unused potentials?
If we do not develop this country ourselves, somebody else is going to do it for
us. In addition, an expansion of this nature
would mean that Canada existed no longer
as merely a "power vacuum," but as a strong
and independent partner in the Western community of nations.
A further reason for econmic independence is that if we are to have any justification at al' for remaining as a separate political
entity in North America, we need a vigorous
and distinctive national culture. This does
not mean that hot-house methods or any
form of "Kulturbund" are necessary. However, econmic independence will in itself
Probably do much to eventually stimulate
original contributions to the arts, letters and
—John Stoya.
Creative Art
Shown Here
Paintings by The University
of Wisconsin Art Department
and an exhibition of Russian
Icons are showing at the Art
Gallery this week.
The University of Wisconsin
is widely recognized in the midwest as being creative and versatile.
Next week there will be paintings by David Mill, a Canadian
premature artist, and Ghilla
Caiserman from Montreal,
whose exhibition will be 'Children   at  Play."
The gallery will be open from
10.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Tuesday
to Saturday, and Tuesday evening from 7.00 to 10 p.m.
The commerce man also wears
a white shirt, but he wears a
bow tie. More business-like in
his dress, he compromises between the casual dress of the
med student and the immaculate
attire of the law undergrad.
Brisk, efficient and assured, he
bubbles with energy and sincerity. When asked his opinion
on how Co-eds should dress,
Mike Randall, 2-year commerce,
replied "Nothing." This straight
forward answer is typical of a
commerce man.
The Aggie is « clothes horse of
a different color. He appreciates the more earthly things in
life, liquor, laughter and love.
Acknowledging that he is the
backbone of the community, he
patronizes the more sedate
attire of the city slicker. Anything goes in the Aggies wardrobe, blue jeans, plaid skirts,
straw-studded sweaters.
The dress of a Phys Ed undergrad is a cross between that of
an enginer and a cheese cake
model. This physical culture
fan wears muscle-revealing T-
shirts if he has to wear anything
at all. He walks with that peculiar flat-footed gait that spells
tenseness, alertness and coordination. The personification of
masculinity, he exudes some
of that primitive atmosphere
evident in his brother, the engineer.
The engineer is the worst
dressed man on the campus. He
covers up his lewdly decorated
Rebirth Seen
By Symphony
One of Canada's greatest
conductors is coming to the.
campus to lead students #in the
rejuvenated UBC  Symphony.
He is Dr. Allard DeRitter,
who holds a Toronto University doctorate in music, and
has conducted some of the
best symphony orchestras in
the world. Dr. DeRitter conducted the Vancouver Symphony from 1930 to 1941.
He will direct the UBC
Symphony practices every
Thursday from 6.30 p.m. to
8.30 p.m. in the band hut behind Brock Hall.
T-shirts and baggy pants with
a screaming red sweater. Characteristically nob-headed, he
sports the most uncouth of bush
cuts. His costume is accented
by the T-square protruding from
his hip-pocket.
The Arts Faculty is a coat of
many colors, ranging from the
freshman in his high school
jacket to the arty individual in
the rusty black suit. Many Arts
men padd around happily in
sweaters and blue denims or
cords. A large and less cohesive group, they are more independent in their choice of
Since every Co-ed strives
fiercely to look like every other
Co-ed, there is little variation
between the faculties. The prevailing skirts, sweaters and bob-
by socks are approved by the
majority of the boys, although
a few would substitute nylons
and heels for loafers and ankle
socks. Others prefer French
bathing suits to conservative
suits, but all are against slacks
or jeans on the campus.
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The University of B.C. Friday, October 23, 1953
PUZZLED PRETTY prepares her entry for Ubyssey's
fabulous Alphabet Soup Contest. Competition is keen with
the deadline drawing near. All entries must be submitted
by Nov. 14. Pictured above are some of the perplexing
abbreviations contestants are faced with.
Photo by Dick Dolman
Alphabet Soup Contest
Entry Rules Announced
Alphabet Soup Contestants! Here is an example of how
your entry should be arranged:
UBC—University of British Columbia, a place of learning
whose motto is tuum est. Apt definition: Union of Batchelors
and Co-eds. » $	
AUS — Arts Undergraduate
Society, a faculty undergrad society which disbanded because it
couldn't break its tradition of
doing nothing for Artsmen. Apt
definition: Apathetic Underground Snobs.
LSE—Literary and Scientific
Executive, co-ordinates club activities and finances. Apt definition: Longhaired Haves of Economy.
Here are the rules:
(1) List all abbreviations in
current use on the campus with
titles of each written out in full.
(2) After each title write out
a short, humorous or serious
definition or explanation based
on the organization.
(3) Entries, accompanied by
name, faculty and year, must be
submitted to the Ubyssey Contest
Editor not later than November
(4) Separate prizes,  awarded
New Society
Being Formed
"There are a great many students taking pre-Law courses
that are not too well acquainted
with the courses they should
take," said Morris Huberman,
president of a pre-Law Society
being formed on campus.
The new society is in the preliminary stages of formation.
A three-man executive has yet
to map a constitution to be approved by Student Council.
Other members of the executive are Harvey Tuura, vice-
president, and Harriet Zuker,
Huberman also felt that the
Pre-Law Society will acquaint
these students with law procedure.
Thc Society, open to all those
i interested in law and who are
on the basis of completeness, ac-jplanning  to  enter   thfi  f&
curacy,  humour,  and  neatness   wiU  hoId its first membershi
will be ceremonious y awarded I meeting Frjd      Qct 23
to the best Frosh entry and the; jn Artg 108
best allround entry.
(5) All undergraduates with
the exception of Publications
Board staff and their families
are eligible to enter the contest.
(Continued from Page 1)
Revealed Flesh
Disturbs Males
"Campus men look at legs first, then faces," claimed Frar.
Presly, second speaker for the affirmative, at the Parliamentary
Forum debate on Thursday. •
The motion to lower skirts was decisively deefated by ah
audience vote after frank discus-^	
Haines Handbook
sion of the effects of "revealed
flesh" on human morals.
The vote was personal opinion
and not an opinion of the
speakers' merits.
John Gault, first affirmative
speaker, put it to the audience
to return to the "tranquil solidity" of the Victorian age. He
claimed all modern moral corruption is a direct result of the
raising of hemlines.
The Depression, and World
War 2 were also causes of raised
skirts, claimed Mr. Gault, for
businessmen could not "keep
their eyes off their secretary's
dimply knees."
Jean Hopkins, first speaker
for the negative,.countered with
the argument that "set professions could not be disturbed by
any such passing fads as raising a hemline two inches.
Mist Presly said that the sight
of women's legs kept men.in a
constant state of high blood pressure. For this reason, a man's
life expectancy is only 67 when
compared with the female average of 78.
John Coates, final speaker for
the negative, said that, the posi*
tion of skirt hemlines was not to
blame for any lowering of
morals. He placed the blame on
the automobile, which he claimed was "a vehicle of love."
"Furthermore," said Coates,
"the morals of the modern world
are no worse than those of the
"staid" Victorian age, look at
Byron and Sam Pepys."
Is Super Sellout
Student Handbook has been
oversold, Editor Ray Haines announced Thursday.
Ority 200 copies are left from
a printing of 3000. Three hundred copies of advance sales made
ro treshmen at registration have
not yet been claimed.
Handbooks, which contain the
telephone number of every coed on campus, will be sold at the
AMS office on a first-come,
first-serve basis to all students
requesting them, Haines stated.
Money will be returned to those
freshmen who claim copies after
all Handboks have been sold.
Tue*., Oct. 27
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Tues. Noon
Charlie Chaplin Comedies
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This year your Totem will have more pages, more pix,
more personalities. Place your order now at the AMS office.
After Nov. 2 the price will he increased to $4.50.
NOV. 2nd
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A.   Knitted  Wool   "Clip"
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B.  Head  Hugger  in  rich
toned velvets. 3.95
(Continued from Page 1)
to Richards, up Richards to Georgia, then west on Georgia.
The    30-unit   procession will
,,..., .. | continue   along   Georgia   until
budget is based on a  50c perjBurrard>   then   a, Burrflrd
rtudent fee levy   but demands, ant„ it disbands flt fiurrard
only 20c a head from those nine i rjavje
r:„es:.whlch wm no' ™\™r* pa"„ade
I After the parade breaks up it
"We feel the administration | will proceed to UBC via Bur-
of NFCUS is costing too much," j tard, Fourth, Blanca and the
Feltham added. "The money Boulevard. The six best floats
could be better spent in other and the 15 queen candidates will
ways—even if it were only spent j parade around the oval at half-
ov this campus." time of the football game.
,,    . vi AMS president Ivan Feltham
Conference  as  a  whole  was „„„   „„„„♦«      /-. •«- ^
„    .      .    ..» ,      ,.       ,. .       i will present Dean Gage with the
"not as fruitful as it could have B„„, rp.«i.i,..        j j    i      v\J
,        „   ., ...      .,     „    great Trekker award during half-
been,    the president said.    He    .,   .,,,,„     , .    „ ..
., .       .  .,     „    .,   ..cited the "great amount of time
time ceremonies at the football      _ .    ,.        . t    .
...      ...   .    .    , _ 1=    j spent in discussions of minor im-
gnmo, which will start at 2:15.    „,„. „ „    .. ,    .    ,.    .
« ' .„„     , .    *■ Sportance," as the main fault of
Homecoming celebrations con-, .,     „    .
.,        .   , .....        , .      the meet,
tinue today with a flag-raising!
ceremony at 12:30 at the flag-1 STUDENT RIGHTS
pole on the mall and a Model1    Other business of convention
General Assembly of the United included a 15-article declaration
Nations in Brock hall at 8:00 to- of student rights and responsibil-
night. ■ifics     The declaration includes
such rights as admission to any
NOON BANQUET university   without   discrimina-
An Alumni-UBC   golf   match  lion   and publication  of a free
will  start   things   off  Saturday stL,c|cnt press,
mominff. Following it will be a      Dircct asg0ciatlon with the In-
Big Block re-union  banquet in tcmational  Union   of  Students,
the Brock at noon. reputed to be communist led, was
At 8:00 in the War Memorial squashed at the convention. In-1
gym Grads will take on Thun- Vt;stigation of possibilities of a
derbirds in their annual basket- "qualified relationship" was ar-j
ball game. r«ngcd.  Decision  will be  made
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, Chan- nt a later convention,
cellor Sherwood Lett and other Decision to send a representa-
prominent members of the facul- five from Canada to the Co-or-
ty will be patrons at the caba-. rlinatiuH Secretariat convention
ret-style dance in tho armou-ios in Leiden, Holland, next year
starting at 9:00. was made.
C. Leather Cap "Capeskin
(Sheepskin)". Exclusive to
Eaton's. 6.95
D. Corduroy Cap by
"Jacoll" of England. 4.05
E. Wired Velvet with
Rhinestones     and     veil.
Brown, blue, pink, black.
N//17   /';    \\
"Tops" on Your Fashion List
to grace your pretty head
Clever, bewitching little
styles in splashes of the season's
most imaginative shades.   Yours in
wonderful variety at Eaton's.
Millinery   -  Second  Floor
Friday, October 23, 1953
Court And Gridiron To Be Features
Of Annual Homecoming Sports Fest
Pass - Happy   Savages
Meet   Birds   Saturday
Dig that crazy football coach! He's praying for rain!
We are talking about Don Coryell, of course, our esteemed
football mentor. He wants rain for the weekend so that his
Thunderbirds will have a better chance to trim the Eastern
Washingon Savages in Saturday's Homecoming tiltat Varsity
Stadium. »-■    ■   ■ - ^^^-^ —	
Scouting reports Coryell  hasi    °n the blac!i side oi the ledger
received indicate that the Savages from Cheney, Washington,
have a strong, sharp passing
quartet with plenty of glue-
flfigered receivers.
The reports are substantiated
by Eastern's record of four wins
and one loss. The one loss was a
is an upset victory over Western
Washington two weeks ago and
the H-6 defeat of Idaho State,
Northwest Conference leaders.
The big Kun of the team is
Dick   Graham,   a   passing   half
back,   who  has  averaged   overj
100 yards per game this season.
42-6 defeat at the hands of the' In Eastern's   first   four   games
Whitworth   Pirates,
ference's top team.
the   Con-1 Graham threw no less than six
j touchdown passes.
The 'Birds can't be forgotten
in the passing department with
the capable arms of quarterbacks Gordie Flemons and Gerry Stewart. In the last two
games the master-minds of the
or-Buzz Hudson at end and Jack
Hutchinson's in the back-field.
All three have made tremendous
catches of passes that were pretty near certain to go into the
Injuries are still plaguing the
gridiron have thrown 49 passes'men of Coryell. Big Bill Kush-
completing 24 of them for a total
of 450 yards, which is good tossing in any conference.
As for mucilage-tipped digits,
who can find better than the
ottes belonging to Charlie James with a pulled leg muscle
Captain Bob Brady, who broke Gerry has returned to his guard
nir injured his ankle in a basketball practice Wednesday afternoon and may be out of action
for Saturday's encounter. Guard
Ken Ross will definitely be out
Former   Stars   Return
For   Undergrad   Clash
his nose last Friday in the game
against CPS will be playing,
'With the handicap of a nose-
guard. Half back Jack Hutchinson will be playing with his
"man-from-Mars" plastic face
Hutch suffered a pretty bad
cut on his lip last week which
became infected. He's taking
shots and promises to be in action for the Homecoming 'tilt.
Line coach Dick Mitchell is
pretty happy, though.    Dudley
spot after' taking a couple of
weeks out to catch up on his
studies and will be taking over
Ross' duties on Saturday.
Centerman Pete Gregory is
working out with the squad now
and should be ready for next
week's meeting with Pacific
Lutheran. Pete tore a ligament
in one of his legs before the season got under way and has been
acting as assistant manager of
the football squad.
University administration has agreed to underwrite
student rental of Kerrisdale arena Student Council was informed Monday.
A total of 16 Monday nights between the hours of 8:00
and 1130 p.m. will be available through the winter for
student activities.
Application for arena use should be made through Bus
Phillips, representing the Men's Athletic Committee which
will handle all bookings.
Two campus organizations, Acadia and Fort Camps,
have already applied for time.
Nearly all women's major sport programmes are well underway. Highlighting the early sport season is the Women's
Grass Hockey. The two teams entered in the Women's League
Grass Hockey Association meet together in the first game of
the season. This game is played in conjunction with Homecoming Week and will take place on Friday, October 23, 1953,
at 3:30 p.m. on the women's playing field behind Brock Hall.
* *       *
Archery practices are being held in the Field House on
Tuesdays and Fridays at 12:30 while the long noon hour on
Thursdays is the practice time for ihe Swimming Club with a
bus being used to transport the swimmers to and from the
Crystal Pool.
* •       *
Tennis and Badminton have also started out the season
well but would welcome more members. Badminton practices
are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 in the Memorial
Gymnasium and on Sunday afternoons from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Beginners will receiver coaching if they wish. Tennis practices
will be held in the Field House two or three nights a week.
* *        #
The Skiing Club is holding a meeting for all intereslod
women on Wednesday, October 2-S, lDfiS at 3:30 in Hut G-4.   Il
is hoped that many will attend this initial meeting.
* *        *
Basketball has started out the season with great success
for an overwhelming number of prospective players have attended the practices held on Mondays al 6:00 p.m. and Fridays
at 4:30 p.m. in the Women's Gymnasium.
* *        *
Clubs and Teams would welcome more support from women
sports enthusiasts and inquiries concerning membership and
practice limes may he made at the Women's Athletic: Directorate
office in the Women'*, Gymnasium.
CENTERS Carl Saarinen, of the football squad, and
Jim Carter, of the basketball team, discuss their coaches'
strategies for Saturday's game. Gridiron squad meet
Eastern at 2 p.m. in the stadium and hoopsters meet ex-
Grads at 8 p.m. in Memorial Gym.
—Ubyssey Photo by John Robertson
It may not be the best basketball game of the year but
when the 1953-54 edition of ihe Thunderbirds tangle with
the Grads of vears gone by in the annual Homecoming game
this Saturday night at 8:00 it certainly will be the zaniest.
The bald-headed, pot-bellied
'Birds of days of yore never fail
to provide lots of laughs with
their numerous prat falls and
respiratory failures. It is strange
however,, that these 'old men'
always manage to clobber Varsity's  flaming youth..
Jack Pomfret will be .pitting
his current edition of the 'Birds
against many of his former pro
teges and team-mates.
Both Sandy Robertson and
Ron Weber played with Jack in
Vancouver's "Golden Era" of
basketball when the Vancouver
Meralomas and then the Clover-
leafs won four Canadian championship's (1B48-51). Bobby Scarr,
Harry Kermode and Art Still*
well also played with Jack and
will be in action Saturday night.
Brothers Battle
For Championship
An Abel and Cain duel paid off for UBC swordsman John
Loewen last weekend when he took the BC fencing tournament
championship from his brother Chnrles, last year's champion.
In the very last hit    of    the'*
senior open  foil,  after a close
Also expected to turn out for
the Grads are Nev Munro, Reid
Mitchell, Bill Bell, Dave Campbell, John Southcott, Norm Watt
Dr. Joe Ryan, By Straight, Jim
McLean and Don Hudson, all
capable of teaching the 'Birds
a few tricks ln spite of their old
age. Gerry Stevenson will have
the thankless task of coaching
this motley crqw.
Although    he    won't admit it,
If ever Jack Pomfret's hopefuls
are going to beat the ancient
ones this should be the year.
Saturday's game will also give
Jack a chance to see what Bob
Ramsay, Rich Abbot and Stew
Madill can do in fast company.
Gav Dempster, Herb Forward,
George Catherall and Gary Taylor will all probably strip for
the game.
Ernie Nyhaug and Buzz Hudson,  a  couple  of  fellows  who
Jack has the best team this year
since the Wonderbirds of 1946.
The addition of high scoring
Geoff Craig at centre and an
added year of experience for
starry John McLeod and Bob
Bone make the new 'Birds a potent crew. Jack's probable
starting team Saturday night,
and for the season, will be Craig
at centre, McLeod and Bone at
forwards and Upson and Zaharko at guards.
Jack expects a lot from this
year, still owe their first allegiance to football and will not risk
injury by playing in Saturday's
game. '
fight with Jan Macek of the
Blades Club, Loewen secured
the title from his brother with
a deadly counter-riposte from
quarte. ]
Most of the honors were taken j
by members of UBC's growing |
Fencing Club. In the novice i
events, prizes were taken by
Jennifer McVicar, women's no-;
vice champion, while Dave Jack-!
son and Graham Anderson plac-i
ed second and third in the men's
novice competition. !
Anderson showed better style
than any other entrant in that
particular   tilt. i
Fencing Club mentor Burk-
hardt feels results are an encouraging indication of the effectiveness of training offered
by the campus club.
The big football match between Commerce and Applied
Science students scheduled
for Thursday has been postponed indefinitely.
The game was put off to a
later date because the once
mighty Applied Science students could not find 11 men
with thick enough blood to
face the Commercemen, according to a CUS spokesman.
Proceeds from the game
were slated to go to the Community Chest.
UBC Finmen
Start Training
The UBC swimming team is
now well underway in its training program and the boys are
now ready to do some real
training in the water.
Next Thursday afternoon at
the YMCA, coach Doug Whittle
will be standing over his boys
with the proverbial "iron hand"
raised to urge his swimmers to
a fast pace. The training program is aimed toward the Evergreen Conference meet in Cheney, Wash., the first Saturday
in March.
Other meets scheduled after
Christmas include trips to Eugene, Ore.: Corvallis, Seattle and
Bellingham. The Universities
of Idaho and Washington will
meet  UBC splashers at Crystal
Cut Short
1 The sports side of Homecom-
; ing festivities got under way
j last Wednesday noon , when the
Frosh basketball squad defeated
; the Sophomores 25-24.
The game  was of exceptionally  high calibre with most of
the players of both teams trying
for positions on one of the three
I Varsity teams.
'<     The game  was close all  the
'- way and wound   up    with    the
Frosh declared  thc  winners  at
the end    of    three quarters be-
: cause  most  of  the players  had
, 1.30 lectures.
Rich Abbot, candidate for
guard on the 'Birds, was high
scorer for the Frosh with six
points. Stu Madill and Rae
Gimble, both trying for the
'Birds, were high scorers for the
Sophomores with 7 and 9 points
If this game was any inclica-
Soccer Teams
Face   Little
Action resumes on the soc ,
cer front Sunday with Varsity
meeting Royal Oaks and UBC;
Chiefs taking on Main Merchants. The mediocre opposition makes the chances of a
double win extremely bright.
The Varsity XI is currently
resting in fifth place in the
League. But it is not as bad as
it sems, as Varsity trails the
three clubs tied for second place
by a scant one point and is only
three points behind League-
leading Collingwood.
At Central Park this Sunday
the Royal Oak squad is expected
to provide much less resistance
than Collingwood did last Sunday. Lowly Sapperton, handed
a 9-2 shellacking by Varsity earlier in the season, managed to
hold Royal Oaks to a draw last
A repeat of the performance
against Collingwood should be
enough for the Varsity XI to
handle Royal Oaks without too
much difficulty.
i tion Jack Pomfret is going to
pool for our two home meets. I have plenty of good material to
All dates will appear later. work with  in coming years.
Women's   Intramural  Sked
Monday, Oct 26:
12:30—Spooks vs. Wasps
1:00—Hornets vs. Gamma
Tuesday, Oct. 27:
12:i!0■—Jayo vs. Pharmacy
Home Ec. II vs. Bronze
Ann Wes 'IV vs. Acadia
1:00  -T.T. vs. Ann Wes. "A"
Nurses vs. Is. Mclnnes
Ilillel vs. Turtles
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