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The Ubyssey Mar 16, 1956

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AMS  Meeting   Called    A Farce'
Students called Thursday's General Meeting
"ridiculous, stupid  and  a farce."
This was revealed in a poll taken by Ubyssey reporters Rosemary Kent-Barber, Dave
Robertson, and Murray Ritchie following the
"It was just a farce," said John Balkivvll,
Arts 1. "The whole thing was ridiculous," said
Bill Ballentine, Arts 2. Engneering student, Ron
Haigh agreed, saying it was "stupid."
Student Council members also had much to
say. J'The question of remaining in NFCUS
should be decided by a plebiscite" said Ron
Longstaffe,  this year's AMS  vice-president.
Victor   Anderson,   Arts   2,   agreed   as   did
George  Kezin,  Engineerng  2,   who  said   "this
method is not fair to voters."
Joan Irvine, Arts 3, advocated changing the
voting method altogether. "It should be by a
proper division of those for and those against
as in the Houses of Parlianment," she said.
Criticism was also offered of the rioting that
occurred towards the latter part of the meeting.
"I don't think the voters were properly informed," Bill Marchak, Commerce 3 said. "You
have to let students blow off their steam. Don
Jabour had a rough time for his first meeting,"
Marchak added.
Bob McLean, first member at large said "The
meeting got out of hand. It was instigated co-
incidently or otherwise by a certain political
[action carrying out activities well known to be
along these emotional disorganized lines."
But Bill Pierce, Arts 1, criticized Council itself. "It was purely dictorial on Jabour's part,"
he said. "Council was obviously against NFCUS
from the start."
Peter Romanchuk, Commerce 4, agreed with
Pierce. "Jabour didn't conform to goad parliamentary procedures," he said. "One would think
he acted like the typical 'tin god.' The motion
for leaving NFCUS was railroaded through."
"I feel very sorry for Mr. Jabour," Carol
Gregory, Arts 3, said, "but I do not sympathize
with him. He may be AMS president but he
isn't God."
Number 63
Jabour    Neutral
On  NFCUS  Issue
AMS provident Don Jabour said Monday ailiM'nooii in explanation ol ihe voting on the XKCUS question that lie had
'no per.M>nal   feelings either  tor or an,anist   NFCUS."
PARLIAMENTARY procedure takes a
count of ten at the hands of two Arts students,  as   Peter  Krosby   (left)   challenges
the quorum' and Jim MacFarlan disputes
the ruling of the chair at Thursday's riotous
general meeting. —Tom Spouse Photo
Wild General Meeting Throws
Out NFCUS In Narrow Vote
A wild AMS General Meeting
Thursday threw out NFCUS by
a narrow 359 to 306 vote.
The vote was final although
a group of Arts students began
a campaign to revive the issue
immediately following the meeting.
Council Monday night will set
up a committee to go over suggestions for a PSPA type con
ference to replace NFCUS.
Favourable replies for UBC's
proposal have been received
from Universities of Manitoba,
McGill and Montreal. University
of Toronto is reserving decision
until September.
The three universities have already withdrawn from NFCUS
and local chairman Marc Bell
had   warned   that   UBC's   with-
Besides throwing out NFCUS at the General Meeting
Thursday students also:
# Granted $100 honorariums to the News Editor
and Managing EJitor of The Ubyssey. Only debate was by
Editor-in-Chief, Stan Beck, who defended the motion
presented by vice-president Ron Longstaffe.
# Established a 50 cents per head Brock Sinking
fund to pay for depreciation of furnishings in the extended
student union building.
# Set up a 10 cents per head Brock Art Fund for
a collection of Canadian paintings.
# Approved the addition of the PRO to Radsoc
executive and gave council power to approve all contracts.
Full details <\re outlined on pages four and five.
drawal would be "the death
blow" for the national student
Debating the NFCUS issue,
Artsman Alade Akesode called
upon students to defeat council's
withdrawal motion on the
grounds "Canadian students
j should stand together."
i John Sherman, Western Vice
| President of NFCUS flew from
Alberta to tell the general meet- \
ing: "The success of NFCUS
depends on the quality of dele- i
| gates sent to national conventions."
Sherman called upon students
| to   take   "a    positive   attitude"
I toward the national student federation.
!      Ronald Bray repeated his an-
; nual report claims that the national student organization could
, not be reformed from within.
j Jaques Barbeau, chairman of
the NFCUS investigation com-
' miltee said: "the proposed stu-
'dent president's convention
'■ would be "friendlier and more
Law student Jim Craig, former
chairmnn of NFCUS. blamed the
Ubyssey for "the low opinion
UBC students have of NFCUS."
Jabour went on to say. "In my
opinion the show of hands looked as though the motion was
defeated, but the count was
lair and proved that the motion
was passed."
Me explained that, in counting,
two Councillors differed on the
number of "nay" votes and the
higher number was taken.
Said Jabour, "The meeting
was constiutional as far as investigation can determine. I am
personally sorry that the meeting was kept in such an uproar."
As to the possibilty of a referendum, Jabour said, "In spite
of the fact that only ten per
cent of the students voted there
is no reason for a referendum.
Once a vote is taken by one
method that is constitutional
and valid there is no point in
trying another method to see
if you can get a different answer."
Jabour stated that any objections to the vote will be gladly
heard at next Monday's Student
Council meeting.
Students interested in selling advertising — apply now
for positions on ihe Ubyssey,
Totem, Raven, Pique, and Student Handbook. You earn
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number, and faculty, any previous experience in this line,
including other sales jobs,
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'tween closses j
Dr. Earle Birney
To Read Poetry
ANOTHER LIVE poetry reading by students and staff today
j at   12:30 in Arts 204.  Dr. Earle
1 Birney and Miss Rosemary Kent-
Barber wil read selections from
their own  work.
* * *
meets at noon today for its regular meeting in the Brock Stage
Room.  Today's program   is  the
: remarkable Symphony No. 3 of
Aaron   Copland,   and   as  a  spe-
i cial   feature  an  explanation  ol
j this work will be given.
, *       *       *
fast   of   Ihe   year   on   Sunday,
March   18,  9:00 a.m.  at  Sacred
Heart Convent  (29th and High-
i bury.)   President's  report,  pres-
I entation  of awards  and   instal-
' lation   of   the   new   executive.
Rides for Camp students at 8:30
* *       *
John Southworth, speaking on
the  position   of  the  geographer
in industry. FG 101 at noon to-
i   .
| day.
* *        *
CLU presents world traveller
Rev. Jones Friday noon in Phys-
1 ics 201. The methodist minister
will discuss "The Fight Aguinst
I *       *       *
! LETTERS CLUB will discuss
"Plato's Theories of Art and Literature'' on next Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m. in International
House.    All    are   welcome,   es-
| penally 2nd vear students planning to join the club next year.
Continued   on   Page    3)
Friday, March 16, 1956
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The New York Times
President Eisenhower's announcement of his willingness to stand as a candidate for
re-election comes at the end of a long period of self-questioning. We know from his own comments at his press conferences of recent weeks some of the thoughts that have been in his
mind. He has marked time primarily because he felt the need of awaiting the results of a
continuing series of physical examinations. He has wanted, too, to test himself against the
daily drain on his strength made by the office of the Presidency. He has needed the advice
of friends and the quiet hours of contemplation. He has had many times to ask himself, in
his own words, "Where does the sense of duty point, and who determines what that duty
City Editor ... Jean Whiteside
Photo Editor...John Robertson
Managing Editor Sandy Ross
Feature Editor... Mike Ames
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Business Mgx. __ Harry Yuill
Reporters and Desk: Gordie Armstrong, Al Forrest, Rosemary Kent-Barber, Barbie Schwenk, Marilyn Smith, Dave Robertson, Pat Russell, Olie Wurm, Val Haig-Brown.
Democracy at UBC
The ways of democracy are indeed wonderful. Democracy
itself is a wonderful word. No other word we know of can
be used to describe so mariy varied situations. No matter what
may happen at a meeting; no matter how many people vote;
no matter how well the people are informed; no matter what
kind of government is put into office; no matter what the
government does once it is in office we can always say, "it
was democratic."
We here at UBC do not go in for the new fangled refinements of democracy. We retain it in its original form. We like
the ancient system where the people of the village met in the
square and hashed out their problems. Everybody had a say
in the matters of the day, perhaps greeted old friends and
then retired to the alehouse for refreshment.
The world has grown since 1215 and democracy has grown
with it. Government has become complex and democracy is
hard pressed to keep pace with the complexities. UBC student
government is unique in that we don't think the ways of 1215
can be improved upon.
Our idea is to call together all the people of the village,
so to speak, and let them all have a say and decide the burning
issues of the day. Old friends are still greeted and the alehouse
is still retired to.
But what worked in 1215 doesn't quite seem to be working at UBC in 1956. Maybe the answer lies in that UBC isn't
a village and that the student body isn't analogous to a tight-
knit village community whose every citizen couldn't help but
be familiar with the happenings of the day.
Maybe the answer lies in the fact that in a small village
everyone attended the "town meetings" but that here at "big"
U.BC only one-sixth of ihe students attend the meetings.
Maybe the answer lies in the fact that that one-sixth are
not well informed on the issues of the day and like all large
groups are extremely suceptible to the persuasions of a good
speaker. Perhaps this is the reason why small well-organized
groups wield so much power on this campus.
However, as we have pointed out, we here at UBC are
sentmentalists—we don't like new fangled ideas. Six thousand
students, well informed beforehand a.s to the pros and cons
of an issue, expressing themselves through a referendum i.s just
too slick for us. Besides it isn't democratic. Any attempt to replace our general meetings with something workable is greeted
with chies of "they're taking away our democratic rights."
Some would call yesterday's General Meeting democratic.
Others would call it a disgraceful exhibition by an unruly, uninformed mob. But then mob rule has always been confused
with democracy. The ways of democracy are indeed wonderful.
Now he has answered these
questions, and of one thing we
may be certain. This is his own
decision. It is his own decision
in the sameway that another
great decision was his own; the
day and hour when, as Supreme
Commander of the Allied forces,
he gave the word to strike across
the Channel. Then, as now, he
was confronted with conflicting
counsel. Then, as now, he was
subjected to great pressures.
Then, as now, the final choice
was inescapably his own. This
is a man with too stern a conscience to be pressured into
great decision by the importunities of friends, too modest a nature to be swayed by considerations of prestige or of power.
The ability to read the future
is not his. He cannot foresee
what the next five years may
bring. But we can be certain,
knowing the man, that when he
says that he will run again he
does so only because he now
believes that he will be capable
of carrying the responsibilities
of the Presidency if he is reelected and of serving his country well in that jreat office.
For the Republican party this
decision is of course a cause
for jubilation. A fading hope of
victory in 1956 suddenly gleams
bright again. That Mr. Eisenhower will be renominated at
San Francisco without opposition and by acclamation is a
certainty. And there can be little
doubt of the shape of the campaign which will follow. For the
Republican party the issues will
be peace and prosperity. In support of this slogan will be marshaled other achievements of
the first Eisenhower Administration; a foreign policy which
continues to stress the necessity
of cooperation with our democratic allies overseas; a Federal
budget   at    least   tentatively
subject of the experiment) at
digging the American farmer out
from under the mountainous
surpluses piled up by rigid price
Thus far ahead, into the unfolding of events of 1956, we can
see with clarity. Other questions,
of course, remain unanswered.
Is the President overestimating
the reserves of strength at his
command? Will the American
voters, many of whom have
readily acclaimed the successes
of his first Administration, accept his present estimate of his
physical ability to undertake
a second? Will the Republican
ticket stand unchanged, or will
there be a new candidate for the
We shall know more about the
answers to these questions, and
to others, as time passes. At
the moment it is enough to say
brought  into  balance;  a stable j that there is cause for deep satis-
cost of living; a freeing of the   faction   on  two  grounds;   first,
American economy from the
incubus of price controls, a progressive program of legislation
(new for the Republican party)
that a well-loved President feels
his recovery so complete that he
is able to make this declaration
and, second, that the Republican
in the field of social welfare,: party will go into this year's
health and education; a begin- campaign under the leadership
ning made (even though with of an internationalist and a
little present satisfaction for the   humanitarian.
£euH({iH$ Rwd
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir:
Thursday's performance by
President Don Jabour at the
General Meeting in the Armouries is the most disgraceful
occurrence I have yet witnessed
by any Students' Council President in railroading through a
measure of his liking by "constitutional  mean"  of sorts.
A matter of the utmost importance for the existing national students' organzations
was on the floor. Whatever the
merits or lack of merits of
this organization, that is not
the point to be considered here.
Nor was that the point of my
challenging the quorum before
the Students' Council motion to
withdraw from NFCUS was
put to a vote.
The point was simply that
a matter of such great importance should be given a fair
trial by the students of this
University, a thing which it
never received.
The quorum was challenged
in order to have the matter deferred to the Fall General
Meeting, when, perhaps, the
Students' Council would place
it somewhere on the agenda
where it could be considered
before the bulk of students
had left for classes.
Mr. Jabour did not want
this. NFCUS should go, and
this was the time to do it. The
quorum was declared by Mr.
Jabour to be there after a
"count''  of  the  students  pres
ent. Mr. Jabour would not give
the figures, but only stated that
there was approximately 1,000
students present, the necessary
minimum. He admitted that
there were about 150 chairs
"or so" not occupied out of
a total of 1,100, but the students in the gallery and the
Councillors made up the remainder, or fifty heads.
There were 21 students in
the gallery. The two Councils
were not present in full
strength. Technically, therefore, even though I would go
along with an approximate
quorum within certain limits,
there was not a quorum.
Then the vote was taken.
There was a strong "aye" and
a resounding "nay." Mr. Jabour
declared that there would have
to be a count, but he added
that he felt the motion to
withdraw  was  carried.
Heads wore counted and
Mr. Jabour declared the motion carried without giving the
figures. Being pressed hard
to release them, he said that
the count was something like
350-300, no exact figures.
Hardly anyone had left the
Armouries between the challenge of the quorum and the
counting of votes on the motion. No one, at that late time,
would remain in the Armouries unless he was interested
enough to vote. Who could
abstain on such an issue as
this" And yet Mr. Jaobur will
have    us   believe    that    there
must have been about 350 abstainers.
I think the facts are damaging. There was by no means
a quorum present when it was
challenged. In other words,
having been challenged and
being insufficient, there was
no meeting able to make any
decision of any kind.
A neat constitutional devise
was employed to overcome this
difficulty. Having ruled the
motion carried, there was nothing left to do but challenge
the ruling of the chair, which
was just what Mr. Jabour must
have wanted. It takes a two-
thirds majority to defeat a ruling of the chair, and the ruling to pass the motion could
thus be secured by the very
same persons who voted for it
in the first place, majority or
not majority.
Is that what Mr. Jabour considers to be democratic government? Is that how he intends to run things during the
coming year?
In all fairness to NFCUS and
to the majority of students
on this campus, I ask that Students' Council bring the matter
of withdrawal from NFCUS
before the student body
through a referendum this
I think that the very special
circumstances of Thursday's
"decision" warrant another
trial of NFCUS. It certainly received no decent treatment in
the Armouries at the hands
of Mr. Jabour.
Hans Peter Krosby. B.C. Fruit Assoc Gives Real Apples
For Pari Forum Debate ! To Polish
Commerce student Bill Marchak has been elected
president of the Parliamentary Forum.
Vice-president of the new executive is John Green,
Wendy Farris is secretary, and Bruce Hamilton is treasurer.
It was also revealed at the general meeting that a
box had been donated by the B. C. Tree Fruits Association for the faculty-student debate Thursday. The topic:
Apple Polishing.
Scholarships   Offer
Study   In   Far   Places
WUS scholarships are available next year to send UBC
students to Germany, Nigeria, Malaya and Hamburg. One student, Peter Silverman, is already on his way to the University
of Capetown in South Africa. The scholarships are for one
year and cover all expenses except transportation.
Application   forms   are   now $ "
available in either the AMS of-   Dyck, at the University of Ham-
fice or the WUS committee
room in Brock Hall and should
be completed by March 24th.
Selection of the four scholars
will be made by a Selection
Board on March 26th. Applicants
should be in upper or postgraduate years and planning to
return to UBC for at least one
year following their study
The WUS comittee at UBC
carries on one of the most ex-
burg; John Redekop, at the University of Heidleberg, on a scholarship given by the Bonn Government; and Paul Romeril, who
has led an eventful life as a
student of international and
Near Eastern Affairs on various locations in Turkey-
Overseas students at UBC are:
Claus Rene Hacker, selected by
the German Government in
Bonn, taking post-graduate work
in forestry; Peter Jacob, who has
tensive    exchange    scholarship | been   studying   Commerce   and
programs in Canada, This year, j Economics as the representative
six foreign students from five
•ountries have studied on our
campus under WUS grants,
while five UBC students are
representing UBC abroad.
Emphasis is placed on exchange rather than uni-lateral
Studying on WUS scholarships this year are UBC students Lois Millington, at the
European Institute of the University   of   the   Saar;   Harvey
of Hamburg University; Kasturi
Lai Chopra from India, who
is taking his second year in the
Ph. D. course in Physics; Tam-
ako Yagai, from Keio University
in Japan, who was selected by
our delegates to the Japanese
seminar last summer and has
been studying psychology; Eber-
hard Baumert, from the University of the Saar, studying economics; and Mashoed, studying
agricultural engineering.
Burnaby MLA Ernest Winch was presented with the
Sedgewick Award Thursday night at a testimonial banquet
in his honor.
Al Forrest, president of the UBC Civil Liberties
Union presented the award on behalf of his club for the
veteran MLA's "outstanding humanitarian efforts."
The award is presentd annually by the CLU to the
British Columbian contributing most to the cause of civil
liberties over the year.
Banquet was held in the Oak Street Jewish Community centre with visiting Methodist Rev. Jones as guest
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Friday, March 16, 1956
Campus   Anemic;
Blood Quota Short
First reports on the Blood Drive indicate that, although
an anemic 246 pints short of the quota, the Red Cross is quite
happy with UBC's production of 2154 pints.
The Red-blooded Forestry and
Nursing faculties topped their
quotas with a whopping score
of 109% for Forestry and 103%
for Nursing.
The Commerce • Engineering
contest was won by Commerce
with 78%, over the Engineering
total of 76%. Gather 'round, all
ye people who are out to get
Sultan, for today at noon, at
the hands of the Commercemen,
he goes Into the lily-pond.
Next in the line-up are the
Aggies, with 65%, and Pharmacy, with 64%. Arts, following
far behind in their challenge
to the Engineers, are tied with
Medicine for 59%.
The girls in Home-Ec came
up with 49%, and Social-Work
with 48%. The under-fed Law
faculty tied with Physical-Education for a score of 39%, and
bloodless Architecture and Teacher-Training trailed with 35
and 32%.
Complete results are not in
so far but the bloodiest so far
are Sigma-Chi, Lambda Chi
Alpha, and Beta Theta Pi.
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(Continued from Page 1)
are invited to meet their
M.L.A.'s, M.P.'s, Cabinet Ministers and Senators at a St. Patrick's Frolic to be held Sat.,
March 17 at 8 p.m. in Liberal
headquarters, 714 West Hastings
Street. Tickets at door, price
* *       *
is being held on Tuesday, March
20, in the Faculty Club. Anyone wishing to come should contact Wilma Unwin immediately.
Tickets will be on sale until
Saturday morning in the S.C.M.
room, 312 in the Auditorium.
* *      *
ITALIAN RENAISSANCE series,  noon,   Physics  200.  Films:
Rome,   City   Eternal   and   The
Skies of Tiepolo.
* *      *
ST. Anselm's Anglican Church
(University Boulevard). Sunday,
March 18th at 7:30 p.m. The last
of this term's informal discussion groups for interested students. Subject: "Evangelism
within the Church." "Whither
Billy Graham?" Eric Todd of
the Faculty of Law will be chairman. Everyone welcome.
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The Jie Sat
For the past two days, we've
noticed an ad in tho Ubyssey
that shows a tiny ice-cream
wagon, advertising Good Humour Ice Cream Dealerships.
Underneath the picture of tho
tricycle are the words, "Make
Your Dreams Come True!"
Now we're not sure how
UBC students will take to this
proposal; but we are sure that
peddling up South Granville,
ringing a little bell and shout*
ing. "Pistachio, Tuiti-Fruitti,
Olive Pimento, here a dime,
ten cents" isn't the answer to
OUR dreams. Even if "all sales
are strictly cash" and we ato
not "tied down to one location."
But this ad also appeared in
the Pacific Tribune, the com*
munist party organ in town,
and we suspect that the Good
Humour People will have more
success with communists than
they will with UBC students.
Of course, we don't think
they'll bury their manifestos
and become small capitalists
overnight—even to make their
dreams come true—but it is
possible that they could adopt
the ice-cream wagon to their
own uses. Thus, the intrepid
party worker could quietly in*
filtrate Shaughnessy or South
Granville, and subvert the wo*
men and children while the
husbands are at the brokerage
house. The RCMP wouldn't suspect a thing.
To    show    you    what    we
here's the imaginary report of
Vassily McDowntrodden to his
party superior, V. M. McBomb-
'plot. Vassily, a particularly dedicated agitator, has  been  assigned to infiltrate British Properties  from   the   seat   of   his
People's    Co - operative    Ice*
Cream Wagon:
Vassily: "Whoosh."
McBombplol:    "What    have
you to report, comrade?"
Vassily:  "Whoosh."
McBombplot:    "Come    comrade,   is   our   plan   ot   break
down the economic base of tho
nation succeeding? Speak!"
Vassily: "Whoosh, those
McBombplot: (Giving him a
shot of vodka). "Could you '
induce any of the kiddies to
rifle their Daddy's strongbox*!
and burn their stock certificates?"
Vassily: "No, but when I
pedalled up Capitol Hill, Mayor
Hume bought a bar of Tuiti-
Fruitti and tipped m* 83
McBombplot: "Did he seem
interested when you told him
of the pitiful plight of th*
exploited pecan-shellers in British Guiana?"
Vassily: "Well, he said there
weren't enough pecans in tho
McBombplot: "Excellent. Tho
seeds of discontent are being
sown in high places."
Vassily: "He said he likes
lots of pecans in his Tutti-
McBombplot: "You've don*
well. Comrade. And tomorrow
we're taking you off the British Properties Beat and put*
ting you in Shaughnessy. Of
course, you'll need a decent
tie up there. So before you
knock off for the day, pedal
up to the TIE BAR, (712 West
Pender) and choose something
tasteful and conservative from
their wide selection. Everyone
from Commissars to Commerce*
men lie TIE BAR TIES."
(They exit, arm in arm, singing "The  Internationale." Masculine   Scenery   To
Adorn   Female   Haven
The women's common room of the Arts Building is
now complete with a picture of a typical college man.
Mamook officials presented the work of art to WUS
president Lynda Gates at the general meeting Thursday.
The artists claimed they had heard common room
frequenters complaining about the lack of masculine scenery in the room.
Deciding to do something about this deplorable condition, they co-operated on a painting of an anemic freshman, complete with booster scarf, which will decorate the
common room until the Arts building collapses.
ASUS   Becomes   Full
Undergrad   Society
Student Council Monday night approved the application
of the Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Society for full recognition a.s an undergraduate society.
ASUS will not automatically
Friday, March 16, 1956
be granted full funds of $1.10
per student. They will have to
present a program of their activities before the entire budget
is handed over.
ASUS president for 1956-57,
Tom Wilson said, "I am pleased
that Council  has finally recog
nized the value of ASUS and I
am confident that when ASUS
presents their budget to next
year's Council that they will receive ample funds to carry out
their program."
Alade Akesode, 1955 ASUS
president, said, "Council is not
as bad as I thought they were."
A SHOW OF HANDS was called when
the ruling of the chair on crucial NFCUS
vote was challenged at Thursday's general meeting. Versatile councillors made
themselves useful instead of just decorative
as they counted the skyward pointing right
hands. The counting constituted the only
quiet period of the turbulent meeting. That
is why this is such an unusual picture. It
is the first time Alade Akesode has been
caught with his mouth closed.
—Tom  Spouse Photo
MAA    Director
Credits  Pep  Club
"Men's athletics have shown a marked progress at UBC
this year," said Men's Athletic Association President Bob
Hutchinson in his report to the spring general meeting Thursday.
Hutchison gave credit for the
increased attendance at games
to the Pep Club under the leadership of Don Jabour.
All teams enjoyed successful
seasons, but the greatest single
achievement was the prestige
gained for the university by the
UBC crew at Henley, reported
The report advocated more
competition with other Canadian
colleges and stated that the association was working towacds
an east-west basketball tourney
next Christmas.
The report passed unanimously.
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U. of Toronto
TORONTO—(CUP) — A lost
bathtub has been roaming
around the University of Toronto campus for three days.
First stolen from an old St.
Mike's building which is now
in the process of being torn
down, the bathtub was carried
by conspirators into a Men's
According to one of the cloak-
and-dagger men, it was first substituted for somebody's bed. The
covers were carefully put over
the top of it so that it actually
did bear a faint resemblance to
a  bed. The bed's occupant arrived home late from a date to
I find that his bed had acquired
i a slight "sag" since he had last
I slept in it.
Then the ubiquitious bathtub
was taken to another room
where it was filled with water,
after a plug had been put in it.
The only trouble was that there
was a string attached to the doorknob. When the unsuspecting
residence man opened the door,
the plug was pulled out and
water flooded the entire bedroom.
The tub was then hoisted over
a picket fence and into Knox
College, where it remained until
noon on Thursday. Commented
one Knox professor, "Everone
thought it was a huge joke."
"Could there be malice in this
prank," asked the reporter.
"Not at all," said a conspirator, "Just a friendly suggestion
to clean up a-bit." BRAY MAKES  WET  EXIT
•    t>   •
CONSPIRATORS from the EUS officially brought Bray's
Ivory Tower Regime to a close with the dunking of Mr.
President in the lily pond; a treatment that the ancient
English reserve for talkative wives.
—Tom Spouse Photo
Five Students Win
Honorary Awards
Five students who have made outstanding contributions
to  student  activities  were  given recognition  at  Thursday's
general meeting.
Honorary Activity awards
were given to the following:
Peggy Andreen who has participated in fashion shows, is
a member of the Medical Undergraduate Society Executive and
the new Students' Council secretary.
John Bossons who has been
active in the United Nations
Club and the Economics Society,
a member of last year's Open
House Committee and the men's
honorary fraternity and attended a WUS seminar in Japan.
Gerry Hodge who has been
Special Events chairman for two
years and will continue in that
position next year, and has been
a member of the Brock Hall Art
Committee and Mamooks and
is art editor of the Raven.
John Maynard who has held
several executive positions, including president of the Players
Club and was co-producer of the
Shaw Festival.
John Edington who has been
active in Players Club, Mamooks, VOC and the Leadership Conference and is a member of the mens' honorary fraternity.
Recognition for their contribution of these students was in the
form of an engraved pin and a
Pass Without
Minor constitutional amendments proposed by council passed without debate at the annual
General Meeting Thursday.
First to go through was the
proposal that all contracts made
on behalf of the AMS be approved by council.
Following that students
agreed that the PRO represent
Radsoc on council, that 50c per
student of the $18 AMS fee go
to a Brock sinking fund, and
that 10c per student be designated to a Brock Art Fund, for
a collection of paintings to be
established over a period of
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New  Council
Robed   and
Members of 1956-57 student
council were robed and installed
at Thursday's AMS General
New president Don Jabour accepted the traditional gavel from
Ron Bray,  1955-56 president.
Other councillors are: Peg Andreen, secretary; Al Thackray,
treasurer; Murray MacKenzie,
vice-president; Ben Trevino, coordinator; Robin Scott, USC
chairman; and Marc Bell, UCC
Others are Ian Smyth, PRO;
Kathy Archibald, first member
at large; Mo McNeill, second
member at large; Tom Toynbee,
MAA president; Charlotte Warren, WAA president; Lynda
Gates, WUS president; and
Sandy Ross, new editor-in-chief
of the Publications Board.
There was a young schitz named
Who when told of the death
of his mother,
Said, "I know I should feel sad,
But its really not bad,
After  all   I  still  have   each
RETIRING president Bray accepts a private ivory tower
from an ASUS executive. It is a masterpiece of modern
engineering chiseled from the fangs of a Nigerian white
elephant by Alade Akesode. —Tom Spouse Photo
Personnel  Selection  and  Placement  Consultan
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Friday, March 16, 1956
UBC JAZZSOC president, Wally Lightbody
is shown receiving the 1956 CKNW TV
Scholarship donated by Bill Rea. This
awprd of $500 for 'frost graduate study in
television at Northwestern University has
been presented annually by Bill Rea for the
past five years.
Two  Young  UBC Upstarts
Compare Literary Notes Today
Pique and Raven come to life
today as Dr. Birney and UBC
student Rosemary Kent-Barber
read selections from their poems
published in these and other
magazines at noon today in Arts
Dr. Birney, whom Pique's editors praise as "a tyro who may
in time work up to Raven's standards" has been active in creative writing for the last 20 years.
A one-time Ubyssey editor-in-
chief, his- novel Turvey won national acclaim.
Miss Rosemary Kent-Barber
has had poems published in Raven and the International Christian Science Monitor. Her poems,
varying between whimsy and
sex, have been described by
Raven editor Mike Ames as "Interesting, and I mean interesting."
J. M. Dent and Sons Anthology contributions are still being
accepted, Dr. Earle Birney said
Fiction, critical essays, poems,
chapters from novels, and prose
sketches are equally welcome,
and if accepted will be in a student anthology to be published
by Dent and Sons later this
Contributions must be enclosed in a plain envelope bearing the author's pen name only.
Entries may be handed in at
the  English  Department  office,
Hut  M   11,  at Dr.  Birney's  office   or   at   Mr.   LaFollette's.
*       *       *
UBC graduate and one-time
English instructor William Watson has won the Governor General's medal for Poetry in 1955.
Mr. Watson was awarded the
medal for his book, "Friday's
Child" which has been nationally praised for its "fresh lyrical
A UBC English Honours grad,
Mr.   Watson   taught   for   three
WUS  Starts
Book   Drive
On  Campus
The World University Service
is sponsoring a drive for textbooks during the examination
period, April 14 to 27. All books
collected will be sent to the Far
East, particularly Japan, through
the facilities of the Asia Foundation, San Francisco.
Books are needed in the humanities, social and pure sciences, and special request is
being made for two mathematics
texts that will not be in use at
UBC next year; Calculus, SmaiJ,
and College Mathematics, Sisam.
Book contributions may be
made during exam time at the
University Book Store or at
central examination  centres.
Another Jazzsoc
Bash (Ho-Hum)
Jazzsoc Annual Bash will be held tonight at the Legion
Hall, 42nd and Yew.
! The first 100 persons will be justly rewarded with
a gift of 10 free C Melody saxophone reeds cut from the
purest cane in Chumley's Cuban sugar plantation.
Music  supplied  by Al  Neil's  All-Stars  with  guest
soloist Budjdy Bolder and King Oliver.
Tickets will be available at the door.
years in the Department of English here before going onto the
University of Alberta. He is now
teaching English at their Calgary
He is currently on leave, however, in Paris on a Canadian
Government fellowship. The
fellowship administered through
the Royal Society of Canada enables Mr. Watson to continue
his writings abroad.
*       *       *
A banquet to honor Dean
Henry F. Angus has been planned for March 28th in Brock
Hall. Dean Angus retires this
year after serving on the UBC
faculty for more than 30 years.
Sponsored jointly by the Students' Council and the Arts and
Science Undergraduate Society,
the dinner will give students
and staff alike an opportunity to
honor the popular dean. As head
of the Faculty of Graduate
Studies, he has contributed
greatly to the academic growth
of UBC^
The banquet will begin at
6:00 p.m. President N. A. M.
MacKenzie and Chancellor Lett,
as close friends of the Dean,
will speak briefly, and a presentation will be made on behalf
of the student body.
Tickets, at one dollar per student, may be purchased in the
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c-»t       COCA-COIAITD. PRACTICING DAILY at Coal Harbour in the wee hours is the Varsity
crew, prepping under the tutilage of Frank Read for their first meet of the
season this Sunday. UBC hosts Washington and Oregon State in Coal Harbour with the opening race at 2:30 p.m. The Varsity from left to right, Carl
Oarsmen  Tackle
Beavers, Wash.
UBC's crack rowing crew get their first competition of
the year on Sunday, hosting Universities of Washington and
Oregon State in both Varsity and Jayvee races. A total of eight
crews will be in action in the Coal Harbour meet that starts
at 2:30 p.m.
Cgawa, cox; captain Laurie West, stroke; Doug McDonald, No. 7; Dick Mc-
Lure, No. 6; Wayne Pretty, No. 5; Bill McKerlich, No. 4; Bob Wilson, No. 3;
Dave Helliwell, No. 2; and Phil Keuber, bow.
—Photo byBob Steiner
UBC Rowing mentor, Frank
Read, last night named his Varsity eight for Sunday's clash
which bears particular importance, being UBC's only prep
before the Olympic Trials in St.
Catherines  next July  24.
Stroked and captained by
three-year veteran of B. E.G. and
Henley wars, Laurie West, the
Bird crew is not yet up to the
standard of past UBC Varsities,
but is potentially the most powerful eight to rock the sleek
V.R.C. shell. Victor Spencer is
sporting an average weight of
185 pounds, six pounds heavier
than the famed Henley Crew.
The other returnees this year
are 195-pounder Doug McDonald, rowing number 7, lanky
Bob Wilson, sweeping out of
the three seat and Fil Kueber,
the lightest man at 179 and
holding down the all-important
bow seat. Carl Ogawa, diminutive coxswain of the Henley
eight, is back at the tiller for
the big race.
Promising J.V.'s that are stepping into the "big eight" from
last year's champion J. V. aggregate are Dick McLure, rowing
the power seat, number 6,
Wayne Pretty, in the five seat,
199 - pounder Bill McKerlich
number 4, and Dave Helliwell
stroking number 2.
Probable starters in the first
J.V. shell that competes against
Washington Lightweights, the
crew that narrowly lost to the
UBC Varsity last spring, and
Oregon State J.V.'s, are from last
years champs, "Ace" Hughes,
in the stroke seat, Don Arnold,
rowing 7, and Dave Manson,
breaking the wind in the bow.
Enthusiastic newcomers rowing
their first race will be Walter
D'Honte, 6'5" giant in the 6
seat, Norm Grant in number 5,
Lome Loomer, number 4 and
Archie McKinnon, holding the
Dougall Meekison returns
from two years back lo stroke
out of the three seat. The light
J.V.'s will have a tough battle
for first place when the gun
goes off at 2:30 on Sunday. They
have two scores to settle, with
Washington for undisputed Pacific Coast champions and with
Oregon for the Egg Cup, so
they'll be going all out in the
final drive. The second J.V. crew
that races the Navy eight from
H.M.C.S. Discovery, is yet to
be  selected.
But the big threat of the meet
is the Washington Varsity. Twice
U.S. National Champions in recent years and always a contender for top honours, the Husky
Crew is this year making a
strong bid for the '56 Olympics.
U. of W. coach Al Ulbriksen
has been driving his boys
through long workouts, and has
whipped up a strong crew that
is favoured to wallop rival rowing powers in the I.R.A. Regatta this spring.
Varsity At
Varsity soccer team will not
get their first California trip
after all. Stanford wired athletic
director Bus Phillips yesterday,
cancelling the proposed match
with UBC in Palo Alto on March
26. There is still a slight, possibility of rescheduling the event
on another date.
No reasons for the sudden
cancellation are yet available,
but should be forthcoming when
a letter now in transit arrives
from the California institute.
As it has turned out, Varsity
is taking its big trip of the year
this Saturday. The Birds are
scheduled to play Sapperton
Athletics at 2 p.m. at Sapperton
in their second Mainland First
Division League encounter. Stanley Keith Glasgow will be on
Birds who are currently leading the league need only a win
this Saturday to assure them of
second place. Mount Pleasant
Legion is only two points behind. However, they have two
games in hand, with 5 games
remaining while Varsity has
only 3 games left to play.
Varsity should not have too
much difficulty with the Athletics who are at present at the
bottom of the league with only
one win. On '.heir last meeting
the Birds came away with an
easy  4-0 victory.
Birds' high-scoring forward
line should have a field day on
Sapperton's pratcically square
park. They only need to take
two steps over the half line to
be in firing position.
The game will be a good practice for the Birds who will meet
the winner of the St, Andrews-
Haleco match next week in Provincial Cup competition.
High School Tourney
In Third Round Today
Which is the best high school basketball team? The answer comes tonight when Lester Pearson and North Surrey
tangle at 9 p.m. in what should be the best game of the school
tournament. However, the winner of this contest is not the
official champion as they have to play the winner of the Magee-
Alberni game on Saturday night.
The big game last night was
Gymnasts Sponsor
High School Meet
UBC's gymnastic Club will
sponsor a High School gym meet
this Saturday in conjunction
with the high school basketball
now in session.
Seven schools including Como
Lake, Richmond, Victoria, Ab-
botsford, Alberni Indian institution, Hamilton Junior of
North Van, and Lady of Lords
of Coquitlam will test their
gymnastic abilities in the Women's gym at 12:30.
Next Saturday, the UBC club
will clash with University of
Washington Huskies at 2:00 on
the campus in an intercollegiate
John Honored
By  Wildcats
Surprising no-one, a UBC basketball player was named on the
Central Washington Wildcats
all-opponent team. Star Thunderbird forward John McLeod
was one of the two Evergreen
Conference players selected to
all-opponent squad, Whitworth
guard Jack Theisson was the
The other three players were
all selected from a team that
Central met while touring Alaska during the Christmas holidays.
* * -k
Pacific Lutheran Gladiators,
Evergreen Conterence cage
champions, continue to win the
States. Now engaged in the final
stage of N.A.I.C. tournament
Aompetition being held in Kansas City, the Lutes reached the
second round of play by walloping South Dakota 74-62. PLC
reached the Kansas City playoffs by defeating Gonzaga and
Seattle Pacific in Pacific Northwest regional play-offs.
between Lester Pearson and Victoria College; Lester Pearson
coming through with a 38-28
win. As the score indicates, it
was a well-played tight defensive contest, Pearson held the
lead for most of the game holding a four point margin at quarter and half time and a 12
point lead at three quarter time.
Both squads played a terrific
game making few mistakes in
their play. The deciding factor
was the shooting and Victoria
had the disadvantage as they
missed countless shots.
In other games, John Oliver
and Mission advanced to the
third round with easy victories
over Castlegar and Clearbrooke
(M.E.I.) respectively. Vancouver College and North Surrey
won their contests handily over
Esquimau and Salmon Arm
while Magee, Alberni, and Cumberland disposed of Oliver,
West Van, and Langley.
As announced by retiring
MAA president Bob Hutchison at the A.M.S. General
meeting Thursday, UBC Thunderbirds will meet Western
Ontario Mustangs in the Paraplegic Bowl football game on
September 22 in the UBC Stadium.
Western Ontario replaces
McGill in the annual affair,
after the Redmen declined to
continue the East-West rivalry following the 0-0 tie in the
last renewal of the game.
Cup Hangs
In Balance
The McKechnie Cup, a name
almost synonymous with rugby
at UBC, hangs in the balance
tomorrow when Varsity tangles
with Vancouver Reps in the Stadium at 2 p.m. If UBC should
win Saturday, and Victoria find
some hidden strength to defeat
Norwests, Varsity would leap
from third place into possession
of the McKechnie Cup.
UBC Braves finally get back
into action in Carmichael Cup
play as they meet Ex-Brittania
Seconds on the Aggie Field, and
Tomahawks will be out for their
second straight win against Mer-
alomas at Connaught. Redskins
travel to Trafalgar Park where
they meet Ex-Tech. All Second
Division games start at 1 p.m.
The outlook for Varsity looks
rather grim, with inside center
Tom Anthony suffering from
a bruised hip, his replacement
Bob McLeod still a doubtful
starter with a dislocated elbow,
and forwards Derek Vallis and
Dick Mcintosh out for the remainder of the season.
Meanwhile, ominous rumbles
come north from the den of the
California Bears in the form
of press releases, which announce with a maximum of
ballyhoo that Cal will be gunning for their sixth straight
win this Saturday, in preparation for the final two games
of the World Cup at UBC next
week on March 22 and 24,
The Bears have previously
defeated UCLA 14-3. The Uc-
lans, along with Steve Palmer,
Ronnie Loud, and Jim Peters,
all signed to B.C. Lion's tryout
contracts, invade the campus
for an exhibition tilt March 31.
Word also reaches us that
Miles "Doc" Hudson, coach of
the Bears' fifteen, was "disappointed" over his team's showing the second World Cup tilt
which Cal won 11-9. If the California squad pulls a repeat of
their performance in Vancouver
last year, the old "Doc" should
be in tears.
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