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Price 5c;
No. 34
Council   Abandons
ne n DMP poison pens,-
amen ro am aucusts
From unofficial sources comes a rumour that Students'
Council has unofficially challenged the Pub Board to a
basketball game.
Unofficially tagged the Punch Bowl, the annual un-
athletic but sporting event makes the Powder Bawl game
look like an Army versus Navy scuffle in comparison.
The prize of course, will be the Pub's honour and
Sypnowich's desk, a scarred and stained item offiically
won from AMS president Ivan Feltham "last year.
Plus several very unofficial cases of—just name it,
Council to Urge
Small Pool Action
Student Council will recommend the building of a second
smaller pool rather than roofing the present Empire pool in a
referendum* to be presented to the students during council
IFC Happy
The Inter-Fraternity Council
Monday, reveiwed its activities
of the past year, chalked up
several successes and found
much still to be done. •
IFC's biggest problem in 1954
was the discrimination question.
The situation improved with
Lamda Chi Alpha and Phi Delta
Theta removing the discriminatory clauses from their constitutions at their conventions last
summeV. W6%,"bnly three fraternities still have the offensive
clauses in their constitutions.
To aid the three in eliminating
their clauses, an internal committee was set up to investigate
the situation. No concrete results are as yet forthcoming
from   this   committee.
This year's "Change Hell
Week to Help Week'' movement
was declared a complete success
by IFC. Pledges of 16 fraternities
and nine sororities spent a hard
day this spring cleaning, painting and repairing community
centres including Vancouver's
Sailor's Home, and the Alexandra Fresh Air Camp at Crescent Beach. Community Chest
officials expressed appreciation.
Last year's Mardi Gras was
a complete success with over
$2,000 being raised for the Community Chest. Mardi Gras officials hope to raise half again
that amount for the Multiple
Sclorosis   Fund   this   year.
Seven fraternities provided
bursaries for needy students on
the campus. These are in addition to tho Bursary Fund set up
by IFC in conjunction with the
Pan-Hellenic Council. They are
open to all students, whether
fraternity members or not.
Rushing regulations also came
under IFC's scrutiny this year.
Changes are expected by next
Forum  To  Open
Speaking  Class
The Public Speaking Class of
the Parliamentary Forum will
begin on Wednesday al 12:30
p.m. in Arts 204.
All members of the class, delinquents included, are urged to
attend. Voices will be recorded
and played back tor the owners'
criticism and embarrasmenl. This
is to serve as a preparation for
the regular meetings which will
be  held  on   Monday   at   12 30.
During the term, members of
the class will debate against
Victoria College both here and
in Victoria. Wall Young is in
charge of this team. Another
team from the class will ropre
sent Ihe university al Ihe T\ ro
Oratory and debating Champion
.ship m Tacoma early in I'Vhru
a r \.
Council's decision Monday to
adopt the swimming pool committee's recommendation of the
two-pool system climaxed months
of investigation and argument
by councillors.
Urging council to recommend
the smaller pool, president Dick
Underhill reported the cost of
roofing the existing outdoor pool
would be $300,000 in comparison
to the $200,000 estimated for the
smaller pool.
He told council members
the Board of Governors was
"reluctant" to contribute to the
roofing of Empire Pool unless
the students undertook to put up
$200,000 of the cost.
The university could "scrape
together" $100,000 of the cost,
Underhill stated, but preferred
the construction of the second
pool on the grounds that it was
a better bet financially, as revenue would be greater.
"A survey of other American
and Canadian Universities leads
(Continued on Page 3)
Red Editor
To Talk
On Russia
Tom  McEwen
... tourist
Tom McEwen. editor of the
Pacific Tribune, will talk about
his reeenl, two-month trip to
the Soviet Union in Physics 200
today  at   noon.
After completing a blacksmith's apprenticeship in Scot
land. McEwen emigrated to Candida and helped organize the first
western local of the International
Brotherhood of Blacksmiths on
the prairies.
He started his journalistic'
j career' in 1922 as a reporter
for the Furrow, lie worked as
a columnist on several labor
papers until I94f> when he reached    his    present    posit ion.
MeEwen,    a    long    time    com-
nuinisl. is sponsored on  the campus   by    the    I,.tbnr    Progressive
( Early  Club.
PROFESSOR RARNET SAVERY speaks on Philosophy
and Religion to officially open Hillel Clubs Culture Week.
Professor Savery is head of UBC's Philosophy Department.
He spoke in Hillel House Monday noon.      —Thomas Photo
Prof. Opens Hillel
Week With Talk
The special events programme or Hillel Cultural Week
got under way Monday noon with Dr. Barnett Savery speaking on "The Philosophy of Religion."
In£-9#d<9f-stressing the differ-**
ences    between    religions,    Dr.
Savery emphasized the one thing
that all religions, from Buddhism to Unitarianism, have in
common, the religious experience.
"We should define religion,
not in terms of a person's belief, but in terms of a person's
spirit, his religious experience."
he said. There cannot be a true
religion unless there is religious
experience behind  it.
With this religious experience
comes the identification of a
Sacred object; for the Pantheist
it is Nature, for the Christian,
God, for the Jew, Jehovah. But
all have the essence of religion
in common—sacredness and the
religious experience,
People today, he said, need to
hold more things sacred than
they do; they must give more
than lip service to the beliefs
they profess to abide by.
Events To Air
Shaw Policy
'Don Juan in Hell," an excerpt
from G. B, Shaw's satirical play,
"Man and Superman", will be
given a reading by Vancouver
stage and radio personalities,
Wednesday noon, January 12 in
the auditorium.
Doug. Haskins, producer of
the CBC radio series, "Marine
Investigator," Avon Theatre
actress June Bohrson, CBU thes-
pian Stan Jones, and John Emerson, pianist and reeonleur,
will take the leads in the program sponsored by the Special
Events and Fine Arts Committees.
Bones Up
For Concert
There's music in the air these
days as the UBC Symphony
'unes up for its first major concert of  the  year.
Scheduled for January 31, the
performance should please both
long hairs and jazz addicts with
a program featuring such popular works as Gershwin's, "Rhapsody in Blue" and Leroy Anderson's "Blue Tango."
Intensive rehearsals are underway with all eyes glued to the
waving baton of conductor,
Mathys Abas, who relentlessly
drills his crew of student musicians to bring out the cooridina-
tion and harmony needed in such
an  organization.
Conductor Abas, is a recent
arrival in this city from the
United States, where he earned
plaudits as conductor of the
Texas  Midland   Symphony.
He has already established his
virtuosity in local musical circles,
playing 1st violin with the Vancouver Symphony and taking a
deep interest in the future musical development of the Province,
particularly of activities at UBC.
The UBC Symphony is at present a club sponsored by the
Alma Mater Society. Its 25 student members are non-professional musicians who provide
(Continued on Page 3)
Costs   Too   High;
No Money Anyway
Student's Council officials Monday night abandoned the
idea of a Brock Hall sub-basement excavation when faced with
an unexpectedly high estimate—and a lack of money—for
the scheme.
In view of an estimate submitted by the Department of
Buildings and Grounds, Council
agreed that any increase in student facilities (i.e., club rooms)
should be in the form of an extension to Brock Hall rather than
an excavation.
Overall cost of the excavation
scheme—which proposed to dig
under Brock Hall and fill the
hole with Club Rooms—was estimated at $80,000.
As an alternative, it was pointed out that an above-ground ad-
tion to the Brock would cost
only half as much for the same
floor space, since artificial lighting and ventilation would not
be necessary.
In view of the unexpectedly
high estimate, Student Council
dubbed any immediate scheme
by which the students might
rasie the $80,000 themselves as
"not feasible."
"The insurance payment, plus
the $10,000 in the 'Rebuild-the-
Brock Fund' is just enough to
rebuidl the Brock as it was before," said Council Treasurer
Ron Bray.
"The students, with $35,006
stil owing on the new gymnasium, couldn't afford to pay out
another $80,000 for a few years
at least," he said.
In a meeting between Council officials and Professor E. D.
McPhee, head of UBC's Board
of Governor's Finance Committee, it was revealed that Council
could expect no help from the
University either.
"This year's building allotment has already been exhausted on repairs on existing buildings," said Prof.  McPhee.
"Although the University
fully realizes the need for increased student facilities, we feel
that other buildings—such as
student housing and a new Arts
Building—are of more immediate concern," he said.
Meanwhile, progress in replacing Brock Hall's burned-
down roof is being made according to shedule. Workmen placed several large supporting posts
at the edge of the main lounge
area five weeks ago, but must
wait one more week for the pillars to settle. Then the re-roofing
proper will begin.
Building and Grounds officials are optimistically booking
activities into the new lounge for
Aprl 2nd of this year.
But Council officials expressed pessimism. Said AMS President Dick Underhill Monday,
"I'l believe it when I see it."
'tween dosses
Kogen To Speak
On 'Exiles' Today
speak on the "Ingathering of the
Exiles" noon today at Hillel
V *r *\r
will speak on "McCarthyism and
its Reoccurrence" at Hillel
House Wednesday noon.
*r H* *r
will hold a meeting in Arts 105
Tuesday noon.
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SCM is sponsoring o Study
Group on the topic "An Inquiry
into Christianity" to be held
each Tuesday noon in SCM room
Aud. 312. This group is especially designed and primarily established for Agnostics.
eje tft emft
JAZZSOC will sponsor the
Dave Quarin Quartet Tuesday
noon, in the Brock Stage Room.
effi eft 0f*
holding a general meeting noon
Tuesday in Arts 201.
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will sponsor Dr. Steinberg speaking on the work of Frank Kafka
Tuesday noon, in Arts 204.
Tf* V T
FROSH COUNCIL will hold a
meeting in the Board Room,
12:30 today.
Congo Cuties
Cavort Tonite
The Mardi G~ras chorus line
will hold its dress rehearsal tonight   at   the   Commodore.
PantheT-pantled tall girls,
feather-fitted small girls and
loin-cloth laden boys will undulate to the mesmeric rythms
ot   Doug   Kirk's   orchestra.
Admission is six raffle tickets, at three for 25c, and doors
open   at   7:30.
Costs Less
This Year
Students may not realize it,
but The Ubyssey is costing them
65 per cent less an issue this
year than it did last year.
In the 1953-54 term UBC students paid three cents a copy
for their university publication.
It is costing them, this year,
only one and seven tenths cents.
This reduction in cost is due
to two factors. These are an Increase of 25 per cent in ads
appearing in each Ubyssey and
the soliciting of ads by Ubyssey
Executive Editor Geoff Conway.
In taking the big step of assuming advertising rights, the
Ubyssey automatically went up
in cost $5,500.
However, Conway figures the
advertising rights are actually
worth $1500. He arrives at this
figure by doubling the Ubyssey's first term advertising "profits"   which   were   $4900.
Formerly ads were handled
by a private publisher who produced the Ubyssey for a fixed
cost and made a commission on
ad  soliciting.
Next year's budget grant to
+he Ubyssey will be based on
Conway's 54-55 financial statement.
By taking upon itself the duty
of soliciting its own ads, the
Ubyssey has also managed to
add to its independence.
Hillel   Holds   Lecture   Series
Ilillel Foundation, Ihe campus Jewish organization, is
sponsoring a program of special events to publicize the
annual Hillel cultural week.
January   10  to  14.
A series of noon-hour talks,
ranging   from Spinoza   to  McCarthyism,    and   designed    lo
interest  not  only  Jew i.sh  sliul
«..-111■_ but everyone un i. ampu-,,
has    been    arranged   for    this
Here is the program of
speakers: T u e sd a y: Tlabbi
David Kogen. "The Ingathering ol' Ihe F.xiles": Wednesday, l.ieul. 11. linsenhlum,
"MeCart In ism  and  lis  Kecur-
i renee".     Thursday,     Dr.     1VI.
Sleinliei rj,        Sputu/a",        and
Friday,      Dr.   K
"Jewish   Haired.
I).   Naegele
Ilillel is a university club
with organizations in most of
the universities across Canada
and the United Stales.
It was founded by B'nai
IVrilh, a Jewish men's service
organization, in an effort lo
preserve   Jewish   cultural    tia
dition. The organization takes
its name from a Jewish teacher named Hillel, who lived
just before the time of Christ.
Activities of Hillel include
talks, group discussions, and
social functions as well as religious observances.
B'nai B'rith assumes financial responsibility for Hillel.
whose clubhouse is located direct 1>   behind  Urock  Hall. Page Two
Tuesday, January 11, 1955
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Mail subscriptions $2.50 per year. Published in Vancouver throughout the university year by the Student Publications Board of the
Alma Mater Society, University of British Columbia. Editorial
opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial staff of The
ubyssey, and not necessarily those of the Alma Mater Society or
the University. Business and advertising telephones are Alma 1230
or Alma 1231. Advertising Manager Is Geoff Conway.
Managing Editor—Ray Logie News Editor Pat Carney
CUP Editor—Pete Paterson Sports Editor—Ken Lamb
Associate Editor—Stan Beck       Executive Editor—Geoff Conway
Senior Editor—BOB JOHANNES
Reporters: Marg Hawthorn, Jean Whiteside, Sandy Ross, Marie
Stephens, Val Haig-Brown, Rod Smith.
Sports Reporters: Ken Lamb, Bob Bergen, Neil MacDonald.
On The  List
Mr. George Ferguson, editor of the Montreal Star, speaking over CBC Sunday night, mentioned the recent delegation to Washington of three Canadian Ministers.
The three, led by Mr. Heme of Trade and Cdmmerce,
are  possibly  the  three   most   important  members   of   the
Canadian cabinet. Their quest was to reach an understanding
with the American government on the current tariff restrictions.
Canada wants these restrictions lessened, and would also
like to see the U.S. carry out with some conscience the freer
trflde spirit of the recent Geneva convention.
These three ministers, on their return, could only reply
to queries of results that "at least the American government understands our point of view," as mentioned by Mr.
Ferguson. This is an unsatisfactory answer.
'" It seems the GOP administration is picking up where
it left off twenty years ago.
^ut the winter solstice seems to have dimmed the Republican sun.
They are good politicians. But in these troubled times
they lack the ingredients of a successful government, and
their attitude toward the spirit of the Geneva conference
and the Canadian delegation admits it.
The sad truth has appeared and the reaction to our ministers is only one of a list.
Fairy   Tales
The Ubyssey's editorial policy of linking a "liberal" point
of view with inaccurate facts and hack anti-communists
phrases only serves to confuse issues.
Friday's claim that NFCUS "existed under an other
name before the war" and the macabre touch that "it was
Communist led," is fantasy. The NFCUS existed under its
present title since 1926. There was no Communist party
before the first world war. As far as Communist-led goes,
the Communists always lead, it's just they are not always
The National Student Committee usually submits a brief
to the NFCUS Conference nnd has for several years called
for a campaign on federal government scholarships.
The LPP has maintained that a campaign involving a
great many people is needed to force tho government to act.
Federal government scholarships have been called for by
NFCUS for several years. The LPP is pleased to see that
that year NFCUS has definite plans for a public compaign.
Mr. Underbill's argument that we have got to unite to
get something done or the Communists would "be in there
pitching" is contradictory. United action has to be united, including those of differing political beliefs. Mr. Underbill's
red-baiting only serves to weaken the campaign.
This negative approach to student problems can only result in weakening action for student needs. Just as trade
Unions make their best gains when they are united so in the
student field unity of action is essential to be effective.
A. McGugan
ITS LIKE THIS       iyrtryhak
Mexican   Student   Views
Latin   American   Problems
OF ALL THE compensations
university liie offers, none, to
me, can ever equal that look of
misty pride in my mother's
eyes last week sometime. That
moment will long be remembered and cherished by mc—
her son.
As I recall it, I had just returned from a hard day hoofing around our centralized
campus . . . noo ... I had just
come in from the Georgia (It
might have been the Dev) . . .
Anyway, she was standing in
our house trailer readying
herself for the eight hours at
the cannery.
She may have been leaving
for the coal pits, but as I recall
it, she was on day shift there
that  week.
Yes, my mother holds two
jobs—crazy mud for work that
To get back to it, Mother was
looking at mo with that SOMETHING in her eyes as she familiarly caressed her lunch bucket. She was whispering (I think
she was whispering but I was
in no shape to actually tell)
something about grocery
money and beer,
Like I said, the scone will
be  long   remembered.
And old Dad, the other day
when  he   timidly  cornered  me
in the bathroom and demanded
his car for 'the evening ... Of
course, I had to refuse him—
can't drive a damn, the old
man. But I noticed that quiver
of respect in his voice denotinig
deep understanding and sympathy, if not pride, in his son.
You see, h§ had made a
pretty mess of grade three and
was sort of forced into the
world, himself, at the age of 18.
Even| among my many
friends, doomed to a life in
heavy industry I notice that respect due a member of the
intellectual aristocracy (It's
that English 100 that does it, I
It occasionally may manifest
itself in spiteful and malicious
envy, but it is there.
I noticed it the other day as
f was contracting another loan
from one of my less fortunate
friends who always seems to
have money.
He said no for the thousandth lime, as he gently put it,
and stalked out of the pool
Iiall. This obviously was an attempt to hide his tears of sympathy  for me.
Oh yes, I'm a very sensitive
I can almost SENSE this
feeliiiij of respect all about
me  ,   . . .
It is well known that the
twenty - one Latin - American
countries are structured in an
original social and cultural fusion, emanating on the one
hand from the Spanish conquerors of the sixteenth century and their successive and
constant Immigration from Europe, predominantly from Hhe
Iberian Peninsula, and on the
- other hand from the ancient
aboriginal cultures of Middle
and   South   America.
The Latin-American countries obtained their independence from the Spanish and
Portuguese crowns in the early
years of the 19th century. And
today the most urgent problem
facing Latin-America is that of
Economic Independence.
The problem Is chiefly one
of education. The special circumstance of economic, social, political and cultural development have produced by
the integration of the two primary ethnic groups a new
distinct ethnic complex.
This complex is unstable. Integration has been slow; and
the problem of conflicting
groups has caused a lagging in
economic  development.
However, it is possible to
observe remarkable efforts of
some Latin-American governments to gain for their respective countries the improved
standard of life according to
the actual state of modern civilization. Even so it sometimes
has to fight under disadvantageous conditions against imperialistic interests that oppose
the progress of our countries.
This is demonstrated in the
recent case of Guatemala
whose progressive democratic
efforts were crushed by the negative forces of Continental
Such efforts of development
in some countries are controlled by a formal program of planning and economic growth supported by the public enterprise because risk capital is not
forthcoming from private enterprise or they scarcely possess
enough financial resources to
promote the construction of
works and enterprises necessary for tho development and
economic independence of those
The former assertion is proved by statistics showing that
riming Ihe period 194.r>-.p>.'{ the
public investment in Latin America was .'10 per cent approximately, of the fixed total investments.
Within sight nf the same period and just before, during the
second world war, the government undertook extensive pro-
grams of industrialization,
based on tho reserves of dollars accumulated during the
war and supported by the projects of investment prepared
hy the institution of reconstruction founded in those days.
The direct public investments
were strengthened by other
measures of fiscal policy that
countenanced the transfer of
agricultural resources into the ,
All this, together wilh an
improvement of the relation
of international trade prices,
allowed  the  growth  of  the
level of real income of the
wages and salary sector and
the growth of demand, raising in this way the level of
goods and services available.
Now,  we  have  to  illustrate
a very important aspect of the
economies of Latin-America. It
is  one of non-equitable  distribution  of the national income
to the disadvantage of thc sector of population that receives
wages and salaries and  in favour of the sector tiiat receives
profits,    benefits,    and    rents.
Such     a     situation     proceeds
firstly   from    the   accelerated
rate of growth of the national
Income   that   allowed   the   increase of remuneration per economically   active   person,   but
not the increase of the participation of salaries in the whole
generated   income.   In   the   second place, the displacement of
rural   unemployed   population
toward the industry made possible  the augmentation  of salaries.   Finally   Ihe   inflationary
expansion of currency in order
to  pay  Ihe  public  and  private
invcstmenls   necessarily  causes
an   unfortunate distribulion   of
the national income, deepening
the abyss between those few
people who have all the wealth
and the many people who have
none at all.
The narrow panprama presented above gives us a base
for a bit of generalization about
the obstacle encountered by the
underdeveloped countries when
they trJed to improve their standard of living.
It is the problem and the
work of incorporating into the
economic and social systems of
the present day the considerable mass of indigenous people,
and subhybrids, integrated by
a high proportion of illiterate
persons, who are in need of
knowledge for the exercise of a
qualified task. In other words,
people that perform their respective activities in the cities
and principally In the country
disowning in many cases the
rudiments of a rational technique without the assistance of
science in its different applications, such as the modern principles of cultivation or manufacturing without the proper
machinery. Furthermore, these
people are ignorant of sanitation and prevention of disease.
This fact limits the productivity and efficiency of the laboring population. However, we
should remember the magnificent work of the National In-
digenist Institute of Mexico
which takes charge of the application of a program of cultural and educational integre-
gation for the indigenous
groups of the country.
In the same way we mention
the important results produced
by the "Campana de Alfabeti-
zacion y Construccion de Escu-
elas," (Programme of Basic
Education and School Construction) that has reduced largely
the number of illiterate persons. For instance in 1950, Mexico allotted 7,521,183 pesos to
this project, and in 1952, another 14,779,092. Similarly in
1952 the federal budget of public education presented 18 percent of the national budget.
This figure speaks for itself of
the importance given by this
Nation to education.
Following the case of Mexico,
a representative nation of
Latin-America, wc find as another factor of perturbation,
its narrow economic dependency on the United Slates of
America, which constitutes the
chief clement in the balance of
payments of Mexico. The United Stat As is the main market
of Mexico. In 1950 the Mexican
exports to the U..V..A. were
equal to 85.5 per cent of the
total. The same year imports
from U.S.A. were 84 percent
of the whole.
The estimates of 1950 show
tlu:t more than 84 jwr cent current items and capital movements proceeded from U.S.A.,
the capital movements include
private investments, institutional remittances and official
It is easy to suppose that a
close dependence might subdue
the rhythm of development of
the Mexican  economy   accord-
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ig to the contingency and changes of the American way, changes which could originate in
ithe busines cycle, either by an
approach toward a war economy, or economic reprisals derived from altitudes and political situation. We may find a
lot of examples following in a
superficial manner the history
of relations between U.S.A.
and Latin-American countries.
All of us know that right
now, it is almost impossible to
avoid the influence of the United State, not only in the rest
of the world, but chiefly in the
Latin-American countries, who
by reason of their nearness
directly receive the heavy and
sometimes inconvenient influence of a country actually in a
stage of aggressive financial
However, the Latin-American governments  can avoid
some  economic   dependency
by diverting as large a proportion as possible of their
international   trade   toward
some other country by fixing
agreements    of    trade    and
tariff   of   duties.   Notwithstanding the risk of reprisals
is latent always.
In the same way It is necessary   to attract  non-American
capital to supply the needs of
new investments, as well as to
apply a fiscal policy that impedes the flight of capital and
dollar reserves in the form of
interest,  profits and  benefits,
which   the foreign enterprises
send to their original countries,
•thus   maintaining   a    constant
non-equilibrium of the nations
subject    to    investment.    The
periodicy devaluation of currency thus increases   more    and
more the cost of living and poverty of the economically weak
The present exposition of
Latin-American problems is
neither original nor exhaustive; it is just an incomplete
summary of some outstanding
aspects of the development of
the nations south of the Rio
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Page Three
U.N. Club Survives
So Does Flag
On the morning after the Brock fire, the United Nations
ilagf was found by the north wall, wet, but untouched by the
SCM Plans
The Student Christian Movement issued on invitation Monday to "all interested students"
to join in their term study program.
"The SCM is a group of students believing or willing to
test the belief that in Jesus
Christ is found the fullest revelation of God. This is a group
where non-Christians of other
faiths and agnostics may learn
or question the basis of Christianity with both Christians and
non-Christians," said Mary Seel-
ley, SCM study convenor.
The following groups will be
held in the SCM room, Auditorium 312:
Paul's letter to the Romans-r-
Mondays at 3:30, conducted by
Rev. R.,C. S. Ripley.
An Inquiry Into Christianity—
Tuesdays at 12:30, conducted by
John Sandys-Wunsch, who led
a similar group at Victoria College. This group is designed primarily for agnostics.
The Gospel of St. John—Fridays at 12:30, conducted by
Norm Penrose.
On Tuesday, January 18 and
every two weeks thereafter, at
5010 Clement Road, Julie and
Barron Brainerd of the Fellowship of Reconciliation will conduct groups on The New Testament as a Basis of Pacifism.
On Thursday, January 20, a
panel on Unemployment will be
held in FG 100. Members will
be Mr. Harry Morrow, a social
worker, First United Church,
Mr. W. Dixon, assistant professor
of the School of Social Work, and
Mr. Vic Forster, Vancouver
Trades  and  Labour  Council.
On Wednesday at 3:30 in SCM
room, Stuart Jamieson will speak
on Economic Problems in Unemployment. Miss Peggy Girlie
of City Social Service will speak
on Problems of Unemployed families.
Other speakers and topics
will be chosen by the group.
Each study group will last
for approximately six weeks according to Miss Seeley.
Will Be
It seems students—and students governments—are the same
the world over.
Four World University Student Committee exchange students sat in on Student Council
meeting Monday, and felt right
at home.
Supposedly "attending to
watch "democracy in action,"
the four never batted an eye
when Underhill drily admonished, "You're not paid to think,"
when councillors got out of line.
They even smiled at the repeated attempts of women's undergraduate societies' president
Diane Driscoll to adjourn the
Attending UBC on WUSC exchange scholarships are Dietrich
Rauschning from Hamburg University, Germany; Chopra Kas-
turi Lai, from Delhi, India; Rolf
Hammer, from Trondhcim, Norway's technical university, and
Frank Leclerer, from Germany.
Dietrich, Rolf and Chopra outlined the procedure of student
council's at their home universities. Delhi's council is patterned after a parliament by the
students and including an opposition party.
Trondheim's student council is
very similar to UBC, while
Hamburg student governmenl. is
modeled on the American system.
Of course, the UN Club is not
superstitious, but it must be forgiven that they tend to look at
this incident as a happy omen.
This University has the oldest
UN Club in Canada and its
eight-year history gives good
reason for satisfaction.
Attempting to bring world affairs to the students, the UN
Club has ithrough the years
sponsored a great many meetings, seminars and fund-raising
Ambassadors, generals, scientists, federalists, Quakers, experts from all walks of life have
been brought to the campus by
the UN Club. UBC's own faculty
members have been of great assistance.
Highlighting the yearly events
has been the Model General
Topics at these Assemblies
have included Korean Armistice,
Iranian Oil, the admission of Red
China into the United Nations,
and control of the Atomic bomb.
This year's Assembly will tackle
the problem of whether or not
there should be an international
police force.
Although a suitable place has
not yet been found for this year's
event, President Ted,Lee, Law
3, says the time is March 1.
The UN-Day flag-raising ceremony has also become tradition, and in this field, too, the
local club scored a first among
Canadian Universities when it
hoisted the colors on October
24, 1950.   .
A discussion on International
Law by a faculty panel has also
become .tradition. This year it
has been scheduled for February 4, under the chairmanship
of President N. A. M. MacKenzie.
Other activities could be mentioned at great length, like last
year's successful Workshop and
the sponsoring of the Summer
High School Seminars throughout B.C.
Assisting Lee on the executive are Vice-President Graham
Mackenzie, Treasurer Tom
Braidwood, Secretary Cole Harris, Program Chairman John
Bossons, Special Events Chairman Mark DeWeerdt, and Magazine Editor Larry Rotenberg.
A paint brush that is gummy
with hardened paint needn't end
in the trash can. Soak it for a
clay or so in a liquid brush-
cleaner, working the bristles
occasionally to loosen thc hard
paint. Scrape or comb out as
much paint as possible and soak
the brush in hot, soapy water.
Applications may now be received for Leonard Foundation
scholarships during the academic year 1955-56,
Interested students who
wish to receive information
about these scholarships
should call at Professor So-
ward's office, Auditorium
Building, room 307, on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays
from 10:30 to 11:30, or Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30. Appointments can also be made
by telephoning Professor So-
ward's office.
Siwash, UBC's Literary Humorist magazine, has arranged a
tete-a-tete in the North Brock
The soiree will occur Wednesday noon.
It apears harried editors are
looking for some talent. Be
it ,verse prase or what you
will, Siwash editors will in all
likelihood accept offerings with
the utmost of glee.
If someone turns up who is
not so handy with the pen no
one is to say that he or she
will not be put to work doing
some fool thing.
Siwash has a long and extinguished history behind it. No,
it isn't a typographical error,
the first literary magazine is
now-defunct as the saying goes.
This was due to a lack of
funds and a positive dearth of
writers. This, it is alleged, will
never   happen   again.
Remember now, that's Wednesday noon in the Publications Board. Haul out those old
English 100 papers and join the
literary and humorist  greats.
(Continued irom Page 1)
us to think the open air pool
would lose its attractiveness—
and its gate receipts—If it was
roofed," Uhderhill said.
"After all, very few people
want to swim in a closed pool
during the summer. The two pool
system would insure a reasonably   regular  revenue."
Underhill also felt that the
students could not afford to pass
up the Board's offer to pay half
the cost of a small pool at this
"It's cither a small pool or no
pool," he said.
"Another pool is practically
at the bottom of the university's
building priority list. If we don't
build it now, wc won't build it
for many years."
Secretary Fay Fingason was
appointed to head a committee
to draw up the referendum. Underhill indicated this would be
cither a "small pool or no pool"
ballot, or would give the students the additional choice of
roofing  the  present pool.
What   More   Could   You   Ask
For Only $15 a  Year?
Dominion Automobile Association
Backed by Lloyds of London
$30 weekly accident benefits — $4000 loss of life — Up
to $6.00 road service — Phone any garage — Up to $500
legal defence — Up to $500 cash bail — And many other
benefits — In. by, or on any motor driven or horse drawn
vehicles, etc. t
AL. 2351     MR. ALBERT HENKE, Representative
Freshman Morgan
In Swim of Things
First year Arts student Bob Morgan joined Flo and Marilyn among the immortals when he cracked the ice at Spanish
Banks January 3, remaining with inhuman endurance in the
water for one minute and fifteen seconds.
For this feat of courage, Mor-
gen's take-home pay was estimated at $300 an hour. He earned his money. Several gaping
Artsmen paid up to the extent
of $5.
Morgen's own comment after
emerging from >tihe ley surf was
that it was cold and definitely
not worth it. "After the first
fifteen seconds I went completely numb," he said, and added,
"lt was too cold ia swim."
It is unknown whether Mr.
Morgan is interested in forming
a UBC Polar Bear Club; but
after his icy swim, his enthusiasm for January swimming is
The little Artsmen may have
started a 'tradition: the yearly
trek to the banks followed by a
plunge in the surf. However,
the temperature of the water
was estimated to be around 45
degrees Fahrenheit. The breeze
blowing in from the sea doubled
the effect, In all likelihood, Morgan will remain lonely, a historical incident.
Whereas members of Vancouver's Polar Bear Club have
been known to stay in the water
for as long as forty minutes,
their bravery has been the culmination of extensive, year-long
Morgan Scorned any such
"warm-up" but suffered no ill-
effects from his over-exposure
to the elements.
(Continued from Page I)
their own instruments and meet
for weekly rehearsals in the
band hut.
Abas is enthusiastic about his
fledgling group but with some
qualifications. "Better results
would be forthcoming if the orchestra was included as a credited course offered by the Department of Music," he stated.
"Recruits are still needed to
fill empty chairs in the brass
and string sections but students
plead 'no time' when asked to
lend their talents" he added.
The orchestra is totally without a percussion section although musicians are available
the organization has no funds
to purchase the necessary instruments.
Later in the season the orchestra plans a strictly classical presentation featuring the Mozart
Violin Concerto and other symphonic works.
The concert on January 31
also includes popular selections
by campus crooner, Jake Dirk-
son, assisted by the extension
choir. Tickets for the event go on
sale this week.
Blues in
the Bonk
Bank managers often figure in
novels, plays and movies but the
latest version of Kafka's "The
Trial" is the first time one's been
given the leading role in an
opera. It's a two-hour part for
tenor. One morning he's unaccountably arrested. From then
on, he staggers from one cold
hope to another, never learning
what he is accused of or who hit
accusers are. At the final curtain
he's marched off and stabbed to
death by men he doesn't knew.
The score has more barking
sound effects than music end
bears out one critic's contention
that '"The Trial' proves to be
just that".
While some Royal B4nk mm*
agers have good tenor voices,
their main Job ls looking alter
customers' cash, end making •
little for the bank, toe. They've
always glad to have UBC men
as depositors because though the
amounts may be small, they have
a habit of growing into respect.
able sums after graduation. And
we like to be in en the ground
floor. There axe 33 branches ef
The Royal Bank in Vancouver
and the surrounding district.
The Royal Bank ef Canada.
Anyone finding a diamond
ring in the men's John, Auditorium please contact the publications board. It appears, in
a state of absentmindedness,
some photographer left said
ring on a sink.. .It was initialed  DEM.
Attention Engineering Studentt
for graduates and under-graduates in CIVIL, ELECTRICAL, and MECHANICAL Engineering.
Their interviewing team will be on the campus
Thursday and Friday, January 13th and 14th.
Brochures and Application Forms are available at the
Personnel Office (Hut M7 by the Armouries)
Do not delay—arrange your appointment today.
Equip Yourself (or the
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ski accessories.
Visit UBC's Sporting Goods Dept.,
Third Floor
Tuesday, January 11, 1955
Columns    Unlimited
Femmes,   Farces,
And   Football
So twenty-four females, plus assorted substitutes, all members
of two campus sororities, except for one import, are going to play
And not only are they going to play football before a few
thousand UBC fans, but also before many thousands, and maybe
even millions, of Canadian and American TV viewers.
They, like the Rowing team, are putting UBC in the big-time.
I'm ecstatic. Or, as more than one sorority girl put it, on more
than one occasion, "it's fabulous."
Now these girls are doing all this, giving up their valuable
time, suffering the verbal castigations of coaches, and receiving
painful bruises for a worthy cause.
The money is being added to the Rebuild the Brock Fund.
Possibly the girls might pick up some change from the TV cast.
Star Weekly, CBC TV, NBC TV, DOWNTOWN papers, UBYSSEY,
and HUSH and FLUSH are all giving the event publicity. Fame
is giddy stuff.
And our brave girls will be playing Canadian rules, with full
scale and tackling blocking, as the big boys play. They are being
taught to play reasonably presentable football by some able
coaches. *
It is the first game of its kind, I'm told, because.the annual
nurses-home ec tiff is not nearly so formal.
And everybody is happy. Except me.
Let it be heard, now and for all. I do not like to see women
playing football.
Before I become the target for a rebirth of the suffragettes, let
it be made clear that I have no illusions about the supposedly
weaker sex. They are just as able as males in practically all
fields of life.
The Russian women proved that. And if the ultimate dream of
every North American girl is to weigh 187 pounds and perform
at left fullback for Ohio State, then it's plenty conceivable there
will be more Lucille Sweeneys.
But the physical fact remains that women can not perform as
left-halves or any other position and it is this fact that will make
the Powder Bowl farce a success. The crowd will attend in gobs
to see how the girls can't play football.
It will be very funny. We will all die laughing. The girls will
have a good time playing "who's got the pigskin." They'll make
money. It's going to be a lovely show.
But what will a few hundred thousand TV viewers think when
a girl gets carried off the field, possibly dragging a leg. This, of
course, is nothing more than pure conjecture, but it might be that
they will have been too well coached, and will be playing the
game much too similar to the way it's normally played.
Then too, there is something ruggedly individualistic about a
crooked nose. But only on a man. Somehow it doesn't match the
line of milady's eyebrows.
Now while the girls scream about heroic women of the past
who braved cruel tortures and sufferings to overcome insurmountable obstacles, let them remember the world saluted these women
for the way they saved the human race.
Of course, there is a parallel: all the world loves those who
make it laugh.
But it's too bad the attention which has been focused on the
January 20 farce isn't turned toward legitimate feminine sport.
Nobody wants you to stick to crocheting for the Brock roof,
gals, but the fact remains that the feminine sex was never designed
for contact with a quarter ton of armoured onslaught.
But buck up. I'm a minority of one. and in bending to the public
will one must lead his page along the righteous path, so the
Powder Bowl will be treated favourably.
Good luck girls, but only once.
Pills   Lick   Birds
In New Year Start
Pilseners 4 - Varsity 1
By neil, Mcdonald
Newcomer Bruce Ashdown notched Varsity's only goal
from a second half penalty kick as UBC dropped a 4-1 thriller
to Pilseners before 300 fans, the largest soccer crowd since 1950.
Wanted-A Rifle
Birds Eyes Off
CPS 63 • UBC 48
PLC 49 - UBC 33
The scoreboard said the Birds lost both basketball games
over the weekend. But, as someone once said, "That ain't the
half of it!"
NO MAW, it ain't a stampede, it's only basketball. It's
only basketball. It's a traffic jam yet, but the big man in
the 22 is UBC's Jim Carter, hard-working center who
tangled often and well with the below border opposition
in the Evergreen Conference openers.
Tommies,   Braves
Win,   But  Chiefs?
Kats 8 . Chiefs 3
Braves 28 - Ex-Tech Seconds 3
Tomahawks beat Rowing Club by Default
The 1955 version of UBC rugger was displayed Saturday
on the campus, and from the games witnessed it appears that a
new leaf, for the new year, has not been turned over.
In the Owen Bowl, Chiefs lost •
8 .'1   lo  Bill   Sainus"   rough   piny-
and    ;i    well    distributed
ing Kats: Braves clobbered Ex-: s('0,'in« P'-'nrh. John Legg made
Tech 2ft:i; while Tomahawks ,uo "'i('s- vvt,il<' •li'>1«1(1 scores
edged Rowing Club "H" bv a ' Wl'm tu '''"■■Mil"' Chambers,
close default. Save tor the actual ! H,)lj ■•'f«'L,'"rl. Cleve Neil
scores,   this   is   identical   to   the ; (il"m'«('   DoUo'
ending   of   the   final   name   of
The Kats victory over Chiefs
The sororities' own Roger
Kronquist scored a penalty kick
and  a conversion  for  f)  points.
in the feature game was a well I AS   USUAL
merited decision. They were Braves dominated the field
clearly superior on thc days I from start to finish, and, if they
showing, with Varsity playing I have a major weakness, no Irv-
a scrambly, ragged, though spir-   ing Cup team has yet been able
Penn's  Pals
Make  It
—But Just
Apparently just recovering
from the Xmas season layoff,
the UBC Jayvees took the New
Westminster Adanacs on Saturday in Lord Byng gym and
nipped the Royal city crew 59-
Outnumbering the Adanacs by
three men, Varsity was down
at the end of both twenty minute closures but called on reserve strength lo put them in
Barry Drummond was the big
man for the junior Birds with IB
points, while Frank Tarling,
who has been steadily returning
to great  form, scored  10.
Pilseners scorers were Bus
Byford, Stubby McLean, Harry
Buchanan and Jim Mitchell. The
fast moving beermen out-played and out-manoeuvered the
Varsity defense and scored all
four markers on a screened
Ernie Kyut.
Over 300 fans, including many
Varsity students and supporters,
cheered the fast moving game.
Big Bruce Ashdown, formerly of
Vancouver City, showed well on
the offence and with a little
more support the game might
have been closer.
Pils led 2 to 0 at the half and
they    completely    over-ran    the j
Varsity   defense,   in   the   second
half. I
(Only 500) ON SALE IN GYM
January 18 and li) are the dales, 7:30 is the time,
UBC n,vm the place, Eilers, Thunderbirds, Boston Whirlwinds and HARLEM GLOBETROTTERS the teams.
The same? basketball.
(let your tickets now, on sale ill the gym for SI, at a
special student price. There will be only 500 of these
tickets available for each night, so get hop num.
ited contest.
Jimmy Mellish scored a converted 5 point try for Kills.
which became 8-0 when gritty
Denny Veach plunged over from
close in.
UBC finally got into the scoring column during the second
half, when Dave Morley kicked an exceedingly pretty penalty from a sharply angled UO
Ex-Brave Theodora Hunt played his first game for Chiefs at
scrum half, and aside from a
shaky first half, accredited himself nobly. His ball handling-
was neat, clean, and set up several runs.
The 3 4 line as a whole seemed unsure of their passing, and
generally ran the ball too long
before attempting to kick. They
were not at their best.
Don Spence pulled one of the
games  cutest  manoouvers   when I
lie    turned   an    impossible   pass j
into ;i  kick. Unable to reach the j
passed   ball   with   his   hands,   he !
managed  to get  his  toe onto   il :
for ;i 25 yard out-of-bounds boot.
The    50-ndd    spectators    almost
cheered    in   appreciation. i
Mcintosh, McMillan, and the
inevitable Derek Vallis were, j
as ever, strong un forward for j
Varsity. Dave Morley showed J
well loo, and was always near1
the   centre   of  ad i vil \ . !
While Chiefs were losing. Max
I lowell's     ever winn in.!.'.     Brave
were   beat ing    Ivx Tech    I'.'., '.',    in
Ihe   Hell Irving   C'iiji   series
The Ml'il ve.-.. even   wi thou I   The
uduia,  produced   a   v cr^iUie   aL-
to   exploit   it.   Some   enthusiasts
the   drum    for   a
Chiefs    exhibition
are    beating
Braves    vs.
Tomahawks won their second
straight  default.  They  feel thai
then1   is   less   risk   of   losing   if
one  plays default   matches,  and !
this   technique   is   working   well j
for  them.  No  injuries of a  see-!
ions  nature   have  been  suffered
by them either, since they started    playing    by    default;    Iheir i
mothers    and    loved    ones    aro
quite pleased.
True enough, the blue and
gold did not look too hot in thc
conference curtain raiser Friday
night. CPS managed to bottle up
John McLeod by excluding him
and all other UBC players from
the area around the Logger's
Varsity, forced to shoot from
longer distances were unable to
keep up with the sharpshooters
from Tacoma and seemed to become more erratic as the evening wore on.
However, the most interesting
story may be found in Saturday night's fracas.
The Birds came out on the
floor looking like p new team.
They checked furiouylv and effectively. The manner in which
guards Ed Wilde and Herb Forward stole ^the ball from their
surprised opponents could have
put to shame the robbers from
the metropolis cast of the campus.
Time and again the basketball
was stolen by that light fingered duo and hustled towards the
opponents' basket by the stalwarts up front. And that's exactly where the ball went—at
the basket. It hit the front, back,
sides, it even dipped in and out
but during the entire 30 minute
first half only 4 out of 38 field
goal attempts found their way
through  the  elusive net.
It is significant that the Lutes
who scored 84 points against
Buchans Bakers were able to
get but 49 against the Birds.
If Varsity's defensive play keeps
up and one of these nights
their shooting is "on"- someone
is going to get an awful surprise.
CPS LOGGERS (63)—Eliason
15, Medin 15, Barnett 2, Marvin,
Fitzsimmons, Bafus 6, Bowman
2, Wilkerson 13, Egge, Tallman
7,  Lauderback 3.
UBC 48—McLeod 17. Pollock
4, Carter 4, Wild 2, Hudson 2.
Nyhaug 3, Kendall, Madill 3,
forward 11, Taylor 2.
PLC   GLADIATORS   (49)   —
Nordquist 11, Ross 4, .Rodin,
Hoover 10, Eggan, Keldcrman
R, Geldaker, Gubrud 2, Hanson
4 Sinerson  10, Jersted,
UBC (33)—McLeod 8, Pollock
fi, Carter 8, Wild 5, Hudson, Nyhaug, Tait, Kendall, Madill 4,
Forward,  Taylor.
the Pep Club did a fine job at
the football games. A few tine
liilf" - time productions were
staged, Birdinand was acquired,
and cheerleaders were well organized.
There were good crowds at
both games over the weekend.
Cheerleaders were at both of
them. This is all well and good,
but—what's happened to Birdinand?   Half-time   entertainment?
That floor up in the gym looks
awfully big and empty during
the 15-minute intermission. Let's
keep the Pep Club rolling toward even greater accomplishments. How about some real
half-time activity?
Some oi the more interesting
sport fare to show up on the
mid-week menu, aside from
a few night games hither and
Tuesday night UBC Braves
basketball team meet Kivans.
8:15 at King Ed.
Jayvees will take on ihe
recently conquered Adanacs at
8:45  at  New  Westminster.
Hockey Birds, still looking
for the first win, meet Vancouver at 9:15 at the Forum.
Get your costume at the special student rate of $4.00 at


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