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The Ubyssey Mar 16, 1951

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 V.P. Okayed
ion Next Spring
Nonie Looks Back
On Eventful Year
Nonls Donaldson has seen Innumerable changes take plaos during
"hfr rslgn as president of the Alma Mater Soelety. Investigations—which
had bten demanded by students for many years—were brought Into
b#ing under her leadership. A few of the event twhlch have changed the
trsnd of UIC activity are noted In her annual report, given hero.
This past year has been an eventful one in student government.
It has been my privilege and pleasure to work with a group
of strong* and outstanding personalities who, in spite of their
individuality have been ab'.e, for the most part, to work together
as a congenial group.
I would like to give a brief summary of the accomplishments
under this year's council. As the Treasurer has outlined the
changes in financial policy which took place this past year I
WlU not cove rthat ground again. I believe those changes are
improvements, .
Investigators Active
their prices and those of our university Book Store. The recommendation of this committee,
which has now been Implemented
for one year trial, that the book
store handle the sale of used texts,
will be an advantage to the students In many ways.
At the beginning ot the year
when the general student attitude
showed a considerable lack of enthusiasm and interest ln campus activities and events, lt was decided that some efforts should be
made to change this sltualon. Although at the time, this appeared
to be directly concerned with
football and athletic enthusiasm,
its scope and Its affects were actually much broader and there
had• baan forced to decrease Its j has been a general Increase lp ac-
10 jper cent discount because of j tlvities of all sorts, from 'attend-
losses: and that the freight costs ance at general meetings to don
ma|ce up the difference between I atlons of blood.   k   ' !
Athletics Revamped
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eral special committees have
set up this year in an at-
teiipt to decrease the cost-of-liv-
lng\ tor students. One of them, the
ctttteria investigation committee
sttWeeded, in a la carte meal. Previously all food had to be. bought
separately and the usual meal was
ruining over 70 cents.
'to.tat.fall another special commute*, was setup to investigate
th*; high cost of text books. The
coikmjttie did not succeed In low
•ring'the aetual price of texts but
it aid show that he prices charged
generally were about the same as
those charged in downtown stores
and at other universities. It found,
in tne course of its Investigation,
that  the  University  of  Toronto
SPARSE AUDIENCE LISTENS above to awarding of Honorary Activities Awaras near end of the spring general
Alma Mater Society meeting in the Armory Thursday.
Meeting opened late because of small crowd in attendance
at opening time, and students were seen to pack up arli
leave all through the two hour meet. When this picture was
taken from the back of the Armory, ninety-one students
were scattered among the 1000 seats, twelve Publications
Board members were busy at their reporting jobs at a side
table, and twenty-two Councillors were on the stage. '
vol. xxxm
After consideration the general
student body decided last ft^ll that
• change in the organization of
athletics would be .advantageous.
You already have heard Mr. Os-
tffom's report that there is good
reason to expect that the principles passed by the Special General
Meeting will be implemented by
nixt fall. At this time next year,
you will decide whether you want
the Ostrom Plan to continue or
."As the new constitution was passed at the annual meeting last
Spring, we wef*e the first council
to work under It.' It became ap
parent that there were several
minor parts and possibly one ma|or
one that needed alteration. A oqm-
hvifiee* i,mm m*W ^Srjfe
constitution has been revised and
presented today.
The council also felt early this
year that there should be *a thorough Investigation Into the structure of Students' Council Itself
with the view, If,possible, of Improving representation. You have
heard the progress report ahd
after all the ramifications have
been completely looked into, a final report will be presented , fbr
your decision In the fall.
(Continued on page 3)
Old Council Makes Finale
Before Almost Empty House
Meeting Nearly Called Off
Keith Watson's or
and the Four Notes Quartet
fu«te Society's St. Patrick's Day-
Dance, Saturday, March 17 in Brock Hall Lounge.
Tickets are $2 a couple if bought now from AMS or
AUS council members and $2.25 at the door. Refreshments
are included.
As Quorum Query Threatened
A "disgraceful'1 display of student apathy ushered out the
careers of twelve student council members Thursday as a m#re
40fr UjBO 'students turned ou*»»-the aril
meeting in the Armory.
Profs Hold Fire
Government Mum
UBG faculty and administration are adopting a "wait and
see" attitude toward government action on professor's salaries.
_ ;t"''^-' .-        *    So   far,   no   mention   has   been
1W#9fl ClQttCl made of any extra grant to the
Lyon   Dons   Robes
NEW PRESIDENT Vaughan Lyon takes over post tot* first time
at Thursday's spring AMS meeting after retiring president
Nonie Donaldson helped him on with his robe and presentnd
him with the gavel. Lyon introduced his new council and carried
on wilh the meeting.
SCM Presents
A. E. Cliffe,
Leading Layman
SCM presents A. E. Cliffe,
Ph.D., at 12:30 in Arts 100 to-
iay. He is currently holding a
Healing Mission at St. John's
Shaughnessy Church. Dr.
Cliffe, a biochemist from Montreal, is one of the world's lead-
ng Christian laymen. He will
liscuss Christian Healing.
* *       *
for horn and orchestra will be
MAC'S presentation ut 12:30 Mon
duy. Friday's presentation is Prok-
ofteffs Concerto No. 1 for violin.
Both events will take place in
Men's Club Room, Brock Mali.
* *       *
APPENDECTOMY will bo tho
film shown in Physics 200 ut 12:30
today. Film is sponsored by Pre-
med Society. All interested students are Invited to attend.
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JAZ SOCIETY meeting Friday
12:40 ln hut behind Brock. All
members are requested to attend,
and all others are welcome. Elections, review of budget, discussion
of dance and concerts.
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university    In    the    government's
supplementary estiemntes.
But cablnot sources say decision
will likely be made early next week
before "horse-trading" on the floor
of legislature begins.
Plans for student protest movements were halted Wednesday after iSttident Council discussions
with top administration figures.
Administraton is believed to have
told the students that "nothing
could be gained at this time by
any overt action."
Meanwhile, Victoria sources have
hinted that government's silence
may mean that nothing will be
done about tbe demands.
Professors demanded a $MOo,000
addition to the university estimates — enough to give each
professor about $1000 a year more
and Uie administration lias requested an equal sum "to keep
present services and programs going."
Letters Club Seeks
Student Members
UBC Letters Club Is seeking
membership of students ut present enrolled In second year of any
The club is dedicated to discus-
Outgoing president Nonie Donaldson viewing the small turnout
In the Armory by 12:45 condemned the obvious student indilfer
eiico as "disgraceful" and "certainly unbecoming of tho student*!
of UHC."
Miss Donaldson, sure that u quo-
; rum would be challenged, he-Id up
the opening of t)ie 'meeting for 10
minutes while spirited students
hustled others out of the eafoterla
and oyer to the Armory.
Although "considerably less than
the required 1200 students were
presented," as one council member
reported, no one challenged the
quorum before the meeting opened
at 12:f>5 p.m.
Only item of contention  during
■ ! Ihe entire  meeting  was  over the
Inclusion of a vice president as an
elected member of Student Council.
Motion of .11 in Midwinter was
finally passed after the defeat of
several amendments. (See story
Most of the business went along
uncontested, with only a few questions being asked on the progress
of the Ostrom Plan.
Student support of the Faculty's
brief on the need foi* increased
grants to the university was un
anlmously endorsed by 100 stu
( Continued on page 3 )
slon of literature and literary fig- j Council
Seat  On  Council
HAMILTON.  Out.   --   ((TIM   -
Student Council at  McMaster  University   voted   to   appoint   a   coordinating cholrmau over local ISS
and NFCUS tommittoe.
The  effect  of  the  move   was   to
give  these   two  groups  a   vote  on
Council   also   slashed   Its
ing membership from 21 to 14 seats,
Coun.il said tho move would en
ures of all ages and nations, and to
promotion of the study literature
as a joy.
Prospective members may sub- able club leaders to devote mort*
FRATERNITY RUSHING uiH mlt letters of application to tho! time to theii^ organization and
proposed changes will be discus-; Secretary of Letters Club, Unlve**-1 leave the council composed only
sed Friday noon in Arts 1011. All sly of British Columbia, in care; of those who could be expected
fraternity members who ure in-j of AMS office, the Arts letter rack.' to devote full time to Council
lerested should attend. ul  any  lime before  March "I. business,
Constitutional    amendment
ntroduced by Co-ordinator ol
Activities Jim Midwinter.pro-
/id ing a vice-president elected
oy general student body was
nain issue of contention at the
general AMS meeting Thursday.
"Two amendments to the constitutional   amendment   were   vote!
down by the meeting before the
original motion was passed. ,
Amendment proposed by AMS
Treasurer John MacKinnon Suggested vice-president's duttef ,-jm-
elude chairmanship of ISS and NiPC
US. When MacKnnon's amendment
was defeated, Ivan Feltham Council Junior member, proposed a second unsuccessful amendment to
provide first vlce-presldont be
elected in the spring of 1952.
Original motion as passed creates
a fourteenth position on Student
Council and abolishes the system
by which president of Women's
Undergraduate Society uutorrfatlc-
ally served as vice-president of
It was nuclei* tbls system that
Nonie Donaldson became AMS president for the 1050-51  term.
Introducing    his    motion.    Mod-
winter  quoted   l'.H!»-r»o  AMS preSl-
! dent    Jim    Sutherland   as   havIhR
| said,   referring to the system, "U's
; just   a  concession   to   tlio  women.
It'll   never  happen."
Midwinter    added:     "We    were
lucky this year in getting such a
! capable president. But luck should
exist-1 not    decide    such    an    important
MacKinnon, in proposing his
amendment, said council should bo
In closer contact with the important activities of ISS and
NFCl'S, which serve as contact
( Continued on page 3 )
Friday, March 16, 1951
The Ubyssey
Authorised as Second Class Mall Post Office Sept. Ottawa. Student Subscriptions f 1 per
year (included In AMS Fees), Mail Subscriptions—$2.00 per year. Published throughout
the Ajaivaralty yaar by the Student Publication* Board of the Alma M»t«* Society ojt the
University ot British Columbia.
Editorial opinions expressed herein are those ol the editorial staff of Ths Ubyssey and not
necessarily those of the Alma Mater Society nor of the University.
OUoes 1j Brock HaU, Phone ALma 1624 For display advertising phone ALma MN0
I«lTOil.lN^HJIF ....:    RAY MlOlf
OENIRAL STAFF: Senior Editors, Ann Langtoeln, Marl Stainsby; GUP Kditor, Joan
Churchill; Women's Bdltor, Joan Fraser, Sports Bdltor, Alex MacGlllivray; Fine Arts
Kditor, John Brockington; Editorial Writers, Lea Armour, Hal Tennant; Photography,
Tommy Hatcher.
Senior Editor This Issue—DON OLIVER
Heads We Lose, Tails Wo Lose
Aa a result of voting by the general stu-
d«nt body et Thursday's meeting, our newly
el*oted Student Council faces a dilemma from
which The Ubyssey can see no satisfactory
Students voted in favor of electing a
vice-president of the Alma Mater Society, a
mova which in itself was aU well and good.
But they sfao rejected a plan to put the election off until die spring of 1952.
It can safely be presumed, we believe,
tint in rejecting the delay, they were calling
for BM flection sooner than that. And that's
Where the trouble begins.*
Tht mm ia now on President-elect Vaughan Lyon and his new council to discover a
different time for the election that would be
satisfactory all round. And it will take some
Thir choice is obviously narrowed down
to two alternatives now st the end of this
term, or early in the fall term.
The Ubyssey maintains now, as it has
ih two other editorials that the time is not
now ripe for an election of such great importance. Response on regular election days
is never overwhelming, even after the most
spirited of campaigns.
How anyone can expect to get even a
fair fraction of the usual turnout for a 1st**
term, last-minute election, we can't imagine.
To call for an election now is to invite
a dismal show of student disinterest.
Arguments for an election next fall have
an equally weak loophole: By next fall, all
other councillors will have, believe it or not,
served nearly half their terms of office, and
the same arguments timt Were advanced
agains ta presidential election as a solution
to last fall's crisis would apply equally well
next fall.
We wouldn't seriously advocate coin-
flipping as a means of deciding student government issues, but as we see it, the question
now resolves itself into a heads-we-win-tails-
we-lose proposition.     •
Vaughan Lyon and his councillors have
a tough row to hoe here, because either de*
cision they make will be S poor one, and
through a misjudgment that is by no means
their own.
Ubyssey Classified
Less Pussyfooting, Please
Within the next few days B.C.'s Le0s-
lature will get down to its annual rough snd
tumble horse-trading over the supplemen-
try budget.
Top of the list for debate will be UBC's
demand for $300,000 to boost professors salaries and an equal sum to keep the building
program rolling.
The government's supplementary estimates at the moment make no mention of any
extra grant.
Still the faculty and administration are
cautioning "calmneM."
We hope that the government doesn't
think that by keeping mum until the last
minute it can dodge the inevitable fight and
leave the university speechless with a lightning vote.
We have seen a little too much of caucus
government already in this session of the
The Coalition seems to think that because it holds an overwhelming majority in
tbe legislature and because the CCF is shot
with internal disruptions it can get away with
almost anything.
Maybe it can for a while.
But aroused public opinion can make
life pretty rough for any government.
Public opinion, however, is lot more
effective before the final decision has been
made than after it.
The hard-bitten politicians of the Coalition cabinet are not likely to be greatly im-
perssed by a group which gits lame and
cries into its beer.
If the faculty and the administration
think they have done enough by sending a
deputation to chin-wag with the cabinet,
they're crazy.
If the government turns thumbs down
on the university demands, a good chunk of
the blame will have to put squarely at the
feet of the university's own pussy-footers.
Maybe, too^, it would be a good idea to
tell the government that a no to the demands
will result in a student protest of a magnitude unsurpassed since the days of the great
Students should begin to organize now.
If necessary, they should be prepared to descend on Victoria and camp on the legislature
lawn until something is done.
Unhappily, exams are not far off snd
every day makes action more difficult.
But a properly organised campaign could
make the government act fast.
'College Of Midnight Oil
This is a story of owls ■. . Canadian owls
who come out only at night. These owls are
in search of knowledge and anvancement.
They live in Montreal. They give us a unique Canadian institution which I am going
Perhaps you have never heard about Sir
George Williams College whose degrees are
recognized throughout North America. It is
one of our largest universities. In size it
stands next to the University of British Columbia which is our second biggest.
It has no campus and it doesn't look like
a university at all. This university is located
in the Central YMCA of Montreal. The YMCA owns it and operates it for the advancement of knowledge among those who are
already wedded to the task of earning a living.
This Sir George Williams College is really a university on shift work. From nine
o'clock in the morning till almost midnight
the corridors are busy. The day classes end
at six . . . the owls come on at 6:30. Stenographers who want to study the classics.
Machinists who want to be professional
engineers English speaking Montrealers who
want to learn French and languages. Clerks
in offices studying for the Bachelor of Commerce degree. Some of {he students are sent
hy industry . . . others come for the thirst
of knowledge.
People of all colors and languages are
here—all level ol' life—from successful busi
nessmen to junior clerks. Last year nearly
7000 people cheered the maroon and gold of
Sir George Williams . . . and of this number
some 3800 were attending the university
It askes four years to get a BA, BSC or B.
Comm . . . that is for the day students. But
the Owls from the factories and offices who
must study at night — those who lead a
double life of learning and earning—it takes
them six or seven years.
One man who went from Kindergarten
to a BA. attended Sin George Williams for 14
years at nights. Recently a father and son
graduated simultaneously. Once a son graduated from the day classes while his mother
and father earned their degrees at night.
Many married couples come to Sir
George where the rates are low and the instruction of top quality.
Sir George Williams College runs an
elementary school and a high school. No
apples are brought to the teacher here.
The pupils who sit at their desks in elementary school are not freckle-faced youngsters in pigtails and knee pants . . . but mature men and women who in early life missed
the opportunity for education . .. Mature men
and women who now attend one of the most
unusual and inspiring schools in Canada . . .
Sir George Williams College of the YMCA in
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Letters To
The Editor
Letter to the Editor
The Editor, Dear Sir
1 found the off-hand manner in
which Ubysaey's opinionated editorial writer chides our lieutenant
governor irritating in tha extreme.
, I don't feel it is necessary to
point out that the Right Honorable
Clarence Wallace is a direct representative of tbe King of England
in British Columbia, aad aa such h*
entitled to a little respect from students.
Inasmuch as Mr. Wallace' position is essentially a titular one
with little real power he ls expected by tradition not to voice Ms
opinions too strongly in public. He
spoke In "platitudes" only because
it was expected of him.
The Ubyssey states that the lieutenant-governor should be capable
of Intelligent analysis. Certainly
this is a desirable quality ln any
person, but in the case ot this
particular pereonnage it is not essential. The prime requisites tor
the lieutenant-governor today are
the art of social intercourse and
diplomacy. Mr. Wallace lives up to
these qualifications very well, and
sp far the people of B.C. have had
no cause for complaint.
, 1 also think that Mr. Wallace's
plea for increased armed might
was perfectly Justified. It la all
very well for our student intellectuals to talk from their ivory towers of developing "harmony" between nations, but wliep it comes
down to the final analysis such
pious hopes have little chance of
preserving our civilisation from the
Russian menace. The only thing the
Communists respect is force, and
lots  of it.
It Ih true that armaments races
have seldom been efficacious In
the preservation of goodwill, but
today there Is no question of pre-'
serving goodwill today because
there isn't any. It would be far
better to go down fighting before
a Russian onslaught, than to give
Ih weakly, mumbling meajy-mouth-
ed sentiments to the end.
Here's hoping that the "Ubyssey
will display a Uttle more res/pect
fpr people of Importance and their
views in the future.
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Sir.
My letter, that was published
yesterday, has made a false Impression to many of Its renders.
My reference to "school books"
was Interpreted by many as belns
not only elementary and high
school texts, but also university
text books.
I am sorry that, by expressing
myself Inadequately I have caused
you to think that German university professors and scientists wer«
tools of Nazi indoctrination.
Werner Knhelkn.
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Sunday. 11 a.m.—
llie New Reformation
Religion is the eternal experience
of the human race. However, in its
vital origins* it ls like a spring
which becomes cluttered with debris ond accumulations. The spring
must be cleared out. This ls the
refwunatlon   which   Is   happening
in Religion today.
7:30 4».m. — Olsousslon Forum
•omervllle looks at the Soviet.
Minister A. HOOOKINS, M.A.
could submit a letter of application and a manuscript to Box 0
ln Brock or phone Bill Dumares,
AL 1219R for more information.
store cake, cooking and pies? Well!
you are In for a surprise! A smart
new shop has just opened called
the Campus* Bake Shop at 4438 W
10th. Drop around even If it is
just to look the place over. We
guarantee you'll take away at least
one of their delectable meat pies.
Hope  to see  you!
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Pagt 8
Girl Councillors
Introduced Here
At the Spring (I question that description of our miserable
weather) AMS Meeting yesterday, three very attractive girls
took over their new positions on Council.
Before these gals are introduced, I think the woman on
the *50-'51 council desevre a banquet for the work they have
done tils year.
NONiB DONALDSON has gained tha admiration of everyone on
tha campus for the way she has
managed her AMS position. SALLY
HJOA&D has done an excellent
Job as president ot WUS. JO-ANNE
STRUTT and MIMI WRIGHT, secretary and WAA president respectively, may teel proud of the wark
they bave accomplished.
Flo McNeil, a new pubster, Interviewed the new Council girls
this week, and here is her description of the three UBC co-eds
who will hold positions next fall.
Head girls of AD is JOAN MAC-
ARTHUR, who halls from Edmonton. Joan is a tall, slim redhead
with clear blue eyes and a disarming smile.
#      ¥      #
This honnie lassie is certainly
weH*O|M0iified to steer women's
aports on this eampus. She is Canadian backstroke champ. She has
played on the famous Edmonton
Gredettee, on six Canadian basketball ohamplonship teams, and
coached UBC's Thuaderettes, win-
new at tha Senior B City League
Next < sass-aa, Joan wants "to
sea much wider participation of
all g4rlk on the campus in sports
through Intramurals, and more
publicity tor Intramurals. She
thinks that women's sports should
receive as much recognition as
men's sports. Although she is very
interested in student government
and is nappy to be on the AMS
Council, the new WAD prexy is
mainly a sporti-mlnded girl. As
oan laughingly stated, "My hobby
is aports;   my yooatjop,  sports."
MARY LETT, who will guide
the WUS activities next year, has
directed women's activities ever
Bince high school days, when she
was particularly Interested in Hi-
Y work.
On this campus she has been an
active member of Phrateres and a
member .of the Women's Undergraduate Societies Executive, besides being a member of Delta
Oamma Sorority.
The brown-eyed co-ed said her
favorite hobbles were skiing and
knitting. Does she knit well? "Let's
just say I can follow a pattern,"
says Mary modestly, though she
is really a whis a it.
Next fajl, when a new Frosh orientation scheme is being planned.
Mary plans to continue the "Big-
Stater—Uttle Sister" scheme.
At present Mary is not in favor
of the proposed WUS-WAA amalgamation, though she hopes that
there will be "closer co-operation
between the two next year."
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< A pretty blende with sparkling
blue eyes is ANITA JAY, AMS sec.
retary. Anita has always taken a
keen Interest in student affairs.
At West Van Hgh School, shs
was president of the Girls' HI-Y
and co-editor ot her school annual,
At present this busy young woman
is president'of her sorority Alpha
Phi, and in her "spare" time she
works at the West Van Community Centre.
Anita has no definite plans for
next year, but as secretary, she
says she will "try to be an active
voice on Council not Just a minute-taker."
Two special student matinees of tiie Lawrence Oliver
productoin of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" will be presented at
the Varsity Theatre next Monday and Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
Tickets are on sale for 35 cents in the AMS office for
the rest of the week. Total of 4215 tickets are on sole for
each day. .
Play Clearing-House
Suggested By Panel
A national clearing-house for new plays was one of the
main improvements to handling of Canadian plays suggested
by a trio of experts meeting in the Stage Room of Brock Hall
(Continued From Page 1)
Crest Standardized
A standardized university crest
has finally been drawn up foi- all
students. The various undergraduate societies will be differentiated by a separate band across the
bottpm of the crest hearing the
name of the society.
As a result of a brief presented
to Students' Council a referendum
was held to determine the need and
desire for religious education courses on the campus. The results ot
this referendum showed that a considerable number ot students
would be Interested In taking objective courses of a religious nature and a brief has been sent to
the Senate In this regard.
There has been a considerable
amount of agitation of late with
regard to the Publications Board.
Because of the general feeling of
dissatisfaction existing on tlio
campus, a committee, with representatives from the undergrad, societies, the LSE. the Students'
Council and the Publications
Board, was formed to determine
what the basic nature of tihe problem was and to make recommendations for the solution of same.
This committee made its final
report last Monday and Council
approved the report with a few
minor changes. When the recommendations are implemented the
situation should Improve a great
deal and all groups on the campus
should gel better" co-operation on
Ubyssey Co-operates
In spite of all the dispute over
the Ubyssey policy this spring I
would like to say that I feel that
the Uby»sey has actively given better co-operation and service this
year than in the past years. I
would like to draw attention to
the tact that two members of the
editorial board sat on the Invest!-
gaining committee and actively
helped In trying to solve the problems that they realised existed In
their organization.
The scope of public relations
has grown this year with the PRO
taking on the job of organizing
the visit of Victoria College Council to UBC and also the large job
of organizing the high school con
ference. A definite attempt to Interest out of town high school
studens as well as Vancouver High
School sudents to come to UBC
has resulted. Next year the PRO's
job will be developed even more
as tills is an important field.
The Gymnasium Drive and the
resulting student opening of the
gym In February has been the biggest job and event of the year.
You, members of the AMS, are to
be congratulated on your response to the 3.43 campaign. The
way receipts are adding up now 1
feel confident In saying that when
the pledges are fulfilled we will
be over the top of the objective
of $20,000.
Gym In Memoriam
The gym opening represents the I
climax of student achievement thus j
far and we have reason to be
proud that our predecessors put
their goal high, that it has been
achieved and that we have a beautiful, functional and fitting memorial for those from our province
who gave their lives for freedom.
I would like to conclude- my report hy expressing my appreciation of the opportunity you gave
me last fall to serve you as president of the AMS. I have enjoyed
working for and with you and I
hope   that   I   have   proven   worthy
of the responsibility and trust you
placed In me. I would like to express my appreciation also to tho
Council for their co-operation and
hard work.
We have, as a group, endeavored to adequately represent you and
work for your best interests. 1
hope  we have succeeded,
Nonie  Donaldson,
President, AMS.
TORONTO — (VVV) ~ Hart
House University of Toronto, ha.s
agreed to provide racks for (TP
newspapers in one of Its reading
Seven Merit
At Meeting
Six UBC students received the
highest honor awarded at UBC
dhen tij*e Annual Honorary Activities Awards were presented
Thursday at the Spring General
AMiS meeting.
The seventh HAA award given
went to a well-known campus dub,
the Varsity Outdoor Club, tor their
outstanding contribution o the studens of UBC.
VOC this year completed a new
»H,000 cabin up Seymour Mountain
for benefit of all students on the
Further awards went to Miss
•Caroline Harvie, Bill Haggert, Michael Hind«SmJth, Tafara de Ouefe,
Peter de Vooght and Foster Isherwood.
'Miss Harvie, a nursing .student,
was chief organizer of the Blood
Drive. She unfortunately was not
present to receive her award.
One of Haggert's Qualifications
for bis award was "contribution
to the engineer's Ubyssey," said
Cy MoOuire, chairman of USC,
who presented the awards.
AMS Meeting
(Continued From)
(Page 1)
Honorary Activities Award winners were brought up on the stage
and brief outlines of their requisites for the honor were given by
Cy McGuire.
Time prohibited the president
from giving her annual report. It
appears on this page of The Ubyssey.
Constitutional amendments went
through the meeting without a
on the constitutional change pro-
hlch, A show of hands was needed
hibiting the eligibility of men tor
women only.
A count of hands showed the
negative voters to have been loud,
but few In number.
Progress report' of the Constitutional Revision Committee was
received by the meeting after it*
was presented by Ivan Feltham.
Completing the business on the
agenda. Miss Donaldson turned the
meeting over to the new president
Vaughn Tiyon who then opened the
meeting for new business.
Only Item of new business was a
motion of Cy McGuIre's dealing
with free faculty Issues of the
Ubyssey for the larged undergraduate societies, those with over
4.5 per cent of the student enrollment.
A motion for tabling was introduced by newly-appointed Editor-
in-Chief Hugh Cameron and the
meeting upheld the motion. The
meeting adjourned.
Western Gazette
Inspires Voters
LONDON, Ont. — (CUP) — University of Western Ontario students, recently branded apathetic
because of theli* slowness to nomi
mite students for posts on the university's Student Council, turned out in a record-breaking 81."1
per cent vote to cast, their ballots
for the new Council.
A spirited editorial in the Gazette, the university's undergraduate
newspaper, is said to he tho main
reason for the heavy turnout.
The three—CBC playwrlte Lister Sinclair, Victoria Times drama
critic Audrey Johnson, and Everyman Theatre director Sydney Rish,
with Professor Earl Birney moderating—composed a forum panel
dismissing "Canadian Playwrit
The suggestion offered by the
group for increasing the quantity
and quality of Canadian plays included establishment of a national
clearing-house tor new, unpublished plays; special commissions to
Canadian authors, since professionals, according to Mr. Sinclair, cannot afford to risk the time writing for a prize; a- nationaly subsidised theatre.
The clearing-house, tbe three felt,
would solve the difficulty encountered by producing groups who
now bave no other means of learning about new plays.
"In this neck of the wooks we
don't know of new plays and have
no way of finding out about them,"
said producer Fisk.
(Continued From)
(Pafle 1)
with   other   universities   internal-
tlonally and across  Canada.
Speaking against tbe amendment. Feltham said an ini mediate
election would mean that only persons familiar with 188 and NFC IS
would be eligible for vice-presidency. Alternative possibility, h?
said, was thut a person ignorant ;>l
these groups would become then
USC chairman Cy McGuire then
moved thut both motion and
amendment be tabled, on the
grounds student shad not enough
time for a general election. Motion was defeated.
After defeat of MacKinnon's
amendment, Feltham proposed his
amendment delaying the election
of the first vice-president until
next year. "The attendance at this
meeting Indicates how interested
students are lu an election now,"
he said.
"Students won't object to a single election now," said Midwinter.
"Lyon looks healthy, but you never
Midwinter's motion originally
was defeated by council two weeks
ago. He obtained u required 100
signatures from members of the
AMS in order to present it to the
student body.
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Friday, March 16, 1051
Rugger Lads Predict A
Victory In World Cup
It seems that some of the boys on Albert Laithwaite's UBC
rugger squad were slightly huffy after reading yesterday's inventory on the the rugger team and—well, they were huffy
Smiles Now But...
Scullers Host
South Cal March 23
University of Southern California Trojans will put in an
appearance at Coal Harbor Friday, March 23, to row against
UBC Thundebirds.
Wanted: oooo turnout
In a previous engagement, the
UBC team was ou trowed a length
and a half by USC at Lour Beach,
California before 15.OOO persons.
! Because of the current Korea
"War, many of USC's n><*n are victims of the draft. Another contributing factor to tho lowering of
California's powers may he the '(lu
bug that Is making the rounds at
this time Qf the year.
j t
It is hoped that tho Californlas
•Will be able to muster up enough
of fa ..team to compete with UHC
stutters In the exhibition meet. If
there are any ex-Calii'ornlatiB on
tjiei campus who have any pity for
their team or any. UBCera who are
ajktg to the water spaniel, they arc
ajsked to be on hand before moe*
time of 1:00.
■ i *
• Taking a second look at the turnout of 15,000 spectators the last
time the two clubs locked antler--)
It would seem only natural that
aj better-than-average attendance is
desired at the forthcoming engag-
Albert Lathwalte's rugby 15
will venture out in the cold
Saturday at 2:00 p.m. to play
Vancouver Lions In the second
game of the second round of
McKechnie Cup play.
#       #       *
The 'Birds are currently at
the head of the pack with one
loss ae against three wins.
Unless a miracle occurs they
will probably carry off the
silverware for another year.
So, a committee ot two members
was Bent down who represent both
the scrum and backfield. They
were Al Pearson- and Jack Smith,
two of the best players on the
coast who haye been boosting the
'Birds all year.
Very rare are the times when we
of the pub don't have to seek out
the big names in athletes, so this
writer took advantage of the situation and found out something
about the committee.
Big, muscular "Moose" Pearson,
lt was disclosed, is no novice to
the rugger wars. This year Pearson, who weighs in at U0 lbs.,
plays break (or Ahe team, his first
year on the squad. Previous to
this be had played lor Lord Byng
for five years under A. J. Dodd,
who brought the New Zealand
SJileld to that school 10 years in a
row. ,•
Pearson was on three teams
which won the honors." Prom here
Al iqoved to King Edward High
School where he played on that
school's squad the year they won
the Shield. "Moose" then took a
year off before starting to Varsity.
That California Tri*... Ugh!
As well as shining- in rugby Al
has a record in football and baseball. He was a big gun for King
Ed in 1949 when they won over all
competition In football. He knows
his way around the baseball diamond.
Jack Smith has been recognised
around the campus for two years,
having played fly-half for the senior squad during that time. He is
only 150 lbs. b.ut makes good use
of* his weight. He has a reputation for being one of the best fly-
halfs In the district.
Jack had previously played five
years for Britannia High School.
Of the five bis team made the finals twice.
The boys had very dutifully, and
somewhat bashfully recited all this
when they got down to matters
that they considered far more interesting—the California trip.
They gargled out in unison,
"Why, we're Just aa good as they
are anytime, and that includes the
games down than." And then
they said ln a less audible voice,
"Bven if we did lose."
"But tbe fact is," said 'Big Al',
"We ware minus some of the big
wheels on tbe team. Bob Dunlop
and Hugh Greenwood were crocked up Che mountain and couldn't
go, and than otfr serum-balf John
Tenant couldn't spare the time
away from bis studies.
mil Win'Tb»r Pndkt
"Trouble with our team Waa that
they weren't hustling enough. We
just didn't have enough finish.
"Besides the fact that we were
out-hustled, though," broke ln
"Moose", "We didn't do too badly.
Our scrum did very well in tbe
games and were particularly good
in set scrums. And our backs, ln
my humble opinion, played better
than did California's, with the exception perhaps of Bill Salnas and
Max Howell"
Since no mention has neen made
ofoout how our team played Jack
Smith proceeded to rectify the
"I think I would name Jerry
Main the outstanding player for
us," he said • thoughtfully. "Gerry
even received mention in the Frisco Chronicle. He played two bang-
up games and right behind him
were John Olsen, Ohuck Flavelle
and—well, ln fact the whole team
was night behind him."
In closing the interview the boys
were asked bow they figured their
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to which they both solemnly replied, "We guarantee tljat If we
don't win both games next Thurs-
day and Saturday we will personally eat the paper upon which this
story is written."
UBC Skiers will be out for a win in the Northwest
Intercollegiate Championships Saturday when they
make the long trek up
Grouse Mountain.
Gar Robinson, team
captain, is expected to post
victories in the downhill
and slalom events.
Opposition will be
tough with several top
stars, competing.
First performances get
underlay on Saturday at
11:00 a.m. They continue
into Sunday.
UBC is rated highly
in the annual affair.
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