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No. 50
Dutch   Morally,  Legally  W
Dorothy  St
Ubyssey Pliolo by Bob Steine
Off To The Mardi Gras!
JIM GIBSON, lucky winner of two tickets to the Mardi Gras
in The Daily Ubyssey "Match the Legs" contest has his form
(Jrawn by vivacious Ellanor Hall, Ubyssey Photography Director.
Students' Council last night banned all machine-made
signs for campaigning in the corning Council elections.
The motion, tabled by Dave Williams, Undergraduate
Societies Committee president, read that all "commercial,
or printed signs be banned for campaigning".
"The campus was a mess last year" said Williams a.s
a result of printed posters.
'48 Totem Will Arrive"
On Campus Friday
Your 1948 Totem will be here Friday.
The handsome, 328-page yearbook for which students have
waited more than six months is almost ready for delivery.
 V ^'   A   few   advance   copies   have   been
Match The Legs Contest
Winner Is Jim Gibson
Phil Shier' Gams Popular With
Several Unobservant Myopics
At least one UBC student will not have to "shell out'"
when he passes the ticket office at the coming Mardi Gras
festivities. J. N. Gibson, Third Year Arts student from West
Vancouver is the official winner of the Daily Ubyssey "match
the legs" contest.
From 500 entries, 100 of which  had
1st Verboten!
Coeds Craving
Crushed By
Crusading WUS
The "no smoking" rule is to be
enforced in the women's Arts common
Helen Lindsay, president of tho
Women's Undergraduate Society states
that the WUS executive committee
ha.1 decided to enforce this rule The
"no smoking" rule was passed hy the
girls several years ago for the protection of non-smoking co-eds. A list
of rules in the Arts Common Room
dees n*R include smoking but ibis
fact has been overlooked by offenders.
H has come to the attention of
campus firemen that girls are smoking in a room not provided with ash
trays. This constitutes a fire hazard.
This latter fact and consideration of
thc damage done in the recent loss
cf a hut by fire makes precautionary
measures necessary. Co-operation of
all coeds using the arts common room
is requested since a fire in the Arts
building could  bo  disastrous.
Iho correct combination, Ellanor
Hall. Ubyssey reporter, drew the winning entry blank yesterday.
Though several unobservant sludents thought that Phil Shier's legs
belonged to 1, Eve Dunfee, 2, Kay
Woodhead and 3, Gloria Phillips,
neither Shier nor any of the above
mentioned queen candincites should
feel that the errors were a reflection
on  their  respective charms.
It is remarkable that even 100 entries
were correct in view of the fact that
there was a 3,600,000 to one chance
of guessing them correctly—unless, of
course, there was some key to it (we
stand corrected if any mathematics
major student can prove us wrong,
but remember, we look Math 100.)
Our mathematics were better, however, than'the student who sent in
ten different entries (all wrong) think,
ing that he hail a len to one chance.
Our ethics were better, also, than
those of the law student who sent
about five entries each written with
a different instrument and in a different hand.
However, the whole thing wa.s a
Miccess. Gibson has a free double pass
to the Mardi Gras, Phil 'Shier ha.s Ev
Dilutee's legs, and the contest .Editor
has nine brand new phone numbers.
15y the way, Shirr's legs were letter
Team Out
For Blood
Hope First Win
In Two Decades
McGoun Cup debaters will
be out for their first win in
two decades when they tangle
with the University of Saskatchewan twosome this Friday.
Resolution of the oratorical
fracas will be "Should the Canadian   Constitution   include   a
Bill of Rights".
Unfortunately just at the final hour
debater Ron Grant ran into a Utile
trouble. The trouble being a rather
mountainous rugby player in the
McKechnie Cup match last Saturday.
Grant will be laid up in hospital for
Mime time, so his shoes have been
filled by  Hugh Lcgge.
Legge and Don Lanskail will be off
I'or Saskatoon tomorrow night to uphold the negative end of the debate.
The boys from the prairies arc at a
slight advantage as their province has
a Bill of Rights of its own, and thus
they can use their constitution as a
basis for their argument,   ,
Here at UBC Jim Sutherland and
Al Fraser will entrench themselves
and await their opponents, who will
lie upholding the negative side of the
All members of this year's graduating class are to meet in the Auditorium tomorrow noon to elect'ihe permanent executive of the Class of '49.
This will bc the first big assembly
of the last year students who are leaving the mall this year for other fields.
Engineers are confident, that their
turnout will be sufficient to revive
thc tradition of electing a Redshirt
as class president,
2000 Students Bled
To Aid Red Cross
According to Dave Williams of the
Alma Mater Society, 2000 students
gave their blood in the Red Cross
di ive   in   the  fall.
This figure shows that over 25 por-
cC'iit of the si'udents donated which
on the campus since last week. First
ene off the press was presented to
Premier Byron Johnson and the second to Conservative leader George
Diew during their recent campus visits.
Bound in rich blue, red and gold,
the yeai'book is tho largest ever produced by the Publications Board and
has been completely revamped to include many striking typographical innovations.
First 500 yearbooks will be delivered
to Alma Mater Society offices Friday
afternoon and may be bought or picked up on surrender of blue receipt
si ubs.
The handsome new additions and
changes in the book overloaded editor
Don Stainsby last year and resulted
in the book's delay.
It will lie first come, first served
when the year books arrive. Further
shipments will arrive next week after
ihe Friday lot is distributed.
No Wustest
In This
Year's Mock
The majority of UBC students think that the campus political clubs are getting too
This opinion arose from the
decision of the four political
clubs to bar all "facetious party
names" from the Mock Parliament this year.
This opinion arose from the-decision
of the four political clubs i'o bar all
"facetious party names'' from the
Mock   Parliament  this  year.
The reason behind the l:no more
WUSTEST" ban, club executives say.
is that, tho parliament will bc held
during Open House and it was feare I
thai' taxpayers would receive a poor
impression of  the  university.
Student opinion, however disagrees.
Said Chick Turner: "Same people,
they   tell   me.   DO   take   their   politics
No Justif iction For Acts
07 "Outright Aggression"
Recent Dulch action in Indonesia i.s not justified by any
moral or legal standards Mrs. Dorothy Steeves told a meeting
of UBC students under the auspices of the  United  Nations
Association, Tuesday.
'■We disbelieve." she said "a.s strong- j ed   that   although   they   wore  able  to.
ibiecliiig   hide- i (',.,.,,„   ii,.,   ii,,.  i,   i .i
toiee   tho   Hutch   to  make  an   agreement, Ihe Dutch broke it in 1947.
Iy   in   the   crime   i.f
pendent  groups to duress as we do of
revolutionary   uprisings." •
The   socialist    leader   declared    that
nationalism  existed   in   Indonesia   long
The  UN nuisi' have the final word
in Ihe struggle, because "if the prob-
IK-I'uro    the    war.     "They    seized    Ihe j lc m   i.s   not  solved   by   good   will   the
ipportunily  for  liberty  at  the  end  of i solution  will  come  through  bad  will"
aid in conclusion.
:e Japanese war." she said, and acid- ! sh
Dutch Invasion "Vicious"
Mrs. Sleeves', provincial president
af the CCF. and a native ef Holland,
'ashed out in vicious condemnation < f
■ho  "Dutch   invasion".
In the debate. Mrs. Sleeves said
that the Dutch wanted to establish a
United States of Indonesia whioi
would provide for more Dutch auth >:-
ity than the British have in the British   Commonwealth.
She went en to say that tlie In-
linesian republic wa.s a legal self-
governing country with no racial hatred.    ''There   are   no   communists   in
volved in the struggle." she said.
"The Republic put down i'he communists without Dutch help."
The weak resolution passed by the
UN came under Mrs. Steeves' lash.
'The Dutch have broken the UN
charter," .she said. "Canada and Russia, by abstaining from voting, have
weakened the UN."
Major Snyder, defending the Dutch
action, said that the Dutch have been
democratic for so long "that it is un-
Colonists' Property Confisticated
believable that she would be otherwise  in  dealing  with   her  colonies."
"Borneo and Java." he said, "are
natural enemies. The Duffch have
brought  prosperity, to  the colony."
"The people were so peaceful and
happy—thoy   had   an   army   of   only
.  .  .  "Dutch   VU'i»us"
.'10.000 and half of them were natives."
The Indonesian Republic's government was termed "undemocratic" by
the major who said that a minority
party was in power, and that their
prime minister wanted to dominate
the government.
"The Republic's leaders have never
returned any of the Dutch property,"
thc speaker stated, while insisting
that it was the Dui'ch who had insisted on free elections. The printe
minister of Holland, a socialist, has
guaranteed free elections within four
weeks with compulsory voting, he
The major's statement' that tlie Indonesians are so frugal that they can
live on 10 cents a day was brusqely
contested by Mrs, Steeves who said
that tlie UN good affairs committee
contradicts these Dutch reports. "Indonesia is an extremely rich country;
no  one starves."
In answer to a question, Major
Snyder quoted Queen Juliana who
s; id "circumstances have made it necessary to re-establish order in Indonesia."
Pep  Meet Features
Greeks, Gals, Gams
Love those gams might well have been the theme of the
Mardi Gras Pep Meet held in the Armories Tuesday noon.
Noon Meetings Out
USC Desires Power
Claims Council
To Be Autocra
Undergraduate   S o ci e ties
seriously. Me?  I'm all for the laughs  Committee may amend its con-
aucl more WUSTEST parties!" j.stitution if plans unfolded last
Another defender of humor in cam-   night  are successful,
pus  politics  was  Dave   Brousson   who       Dave  Williams.   USC   president,   last
said   "Rather   a   shame.     It's   been   a [ night    declared    a    desire    I'or    "Some
great  deal   of  fun   in   the past  and   it ' real power".   "USC  feels  thai  Conned
made   the  Mock  Parliament." ' has   been   autocralic    tins   year."    he
Roger Pedersan agreed, saying "I staled, "especially win n it Iried lo
sea no objection to humor being in- charge Underaiaidunle Societi"-. Coni-
livduced   into   the  Parliament." inittee  wilh   unsold   ^wesio"■,."
Totem Jingle May Come True
Totem Eds Make Sweeping Guarantee
Campus   before   the   deadline,   that
I'll  eal   my  lial   if  il.  isn't."
This unprecedenli'd  move came as
ii   re-ull   of  a  series of  long  confer- Il    was   explained. by    the   Totem
sweeping   delivery   guaranloe.
In   an   effort   to   implement    their       chase  price,
slogan   of   "The   ''18   was   very   late,
but  the "'-10 will  be on nine",  Editors
of   the    HMD   Totem    have  ,is. tied    a
tine-;   between   Ihe   idiloi    ae,-l   Paul       elilor   lhal   ihe   primary   purpose   of
P.nil.   Ina.-iuer of   lla    Alma   '\lahr       tin'  honk   was  lo  mirror  campus  life
Editor   Dick   Blockberger   amuum-       ,-,     .   , „,    ,
,   ,. ,,   ,,       ., „.       Society. throughoul   Ihe  year   IDIS-IO.    Block-
ccii   today   lhal   delivery   ol   Ihe   I'.M'.l
Totem will  be made before  lh.'  end PLANT   APPROVES |,l''«(>1'  Ml   lh'''   m'm-v  students who
of   exams   this  spring,   or   eva i \ body IM.ml.,   in   an   inteiview   .ve   ei  las. | arehased   I.i-a   year's  edition,   which
-advertisers   and   sHaloiu    oibserib- svid  "This gu.U'unlee  has my  w hole- a    as   yet   undistributed,   would   leel
ers    alike    will     he     refunded     ans i railed    approval.      Per-onall w    I m haul   Ihe   book   was   becoming   a   hi-
nuinies   Ihev   had   laid   down   as   pur- .-,.     im     the   'I'olem    will    be   on    Ihr .initial     pa ii ,1 leal ion.    but     lh d    such
wa.s  far  from   Ihe  case.
"In order to overcome student apprehensions lhal' Ihe IHI1.1 Totem
might become another much-posl -
ponod publication" Blockberger s.iid.
"we are making this unconditional
guarantee. Wo will live up to our
ih:im: soon ' "
Editing and  public n of  lis    Ink'
Ti .trill    I      f ii    ahead    af    sldir lull-    lii
Well ever 200 cheering students saw
a parade of lovesome, curvesome,
sexsome, downright delightsome, bevy
of gilds display their fullsome assets.
Eight sororities entered their favorite daughters in the beauty candidate
contest. ,
"Harlem," the theme of the meet
was tarried out with queen's attendants dolled out in daring pinafore
tostumes  and  blacked  faces.
The queen's carriages varied from
tractors to jallopies, from latest. Stude-
bukers  to sedan chairs.
Thc howls of student wolves were
matched by the real thing, as offered
l.y  an appreciative  mongrel  mutt.
Midway in the show "emcee," Dick
i'euu made an appeal for the Inter-
haleinily  Council  Book  Drive.
.Altar Ihe initial "drive by" of the
riiren- each made a "walk by" on the
Inge, and were introduced by Dick
ilosc Marie Reid models showed the
i.i,est creal ions in women's and men's
.swim   suits.
F,,r iho girl the lalesi fashion spinach Irani Mis Leila Montgomery, the
f , liioii co ■oialinalor for Rose Marie
h\ hi. is lhal every girl will need a
Papuva. swim suit. The one-piece
: ii !•: ai .   oiih idling ihe two suits four
I,,   olie.
i      |e    a. 'In,'--   III '   fashion   trend   i.s   to
h    |e    thai   match  the skin  tones. All
I :' ■■     '    ate       ui! will leature the Rose
; "\i . I'   -I    i ..denied    wired    bra   on Page 2
Wednesday, January 19, 1949
The Daily Ubyssey
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Published throughout the university year by the Student Publications Board of the  Alma
Mater  Society  of  tho   University   of  British  Columbia.
if. if. if,
Editorial opinions expressed herein are those uf thc editorial staff of The Daily Ubyssey and
not necessarily  those of  the  Alma  Mater  Society  nor of the University.
if. if. if.
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GENERAL STAFF: Copy Editor, Laura Haahti; News Editor, Bob Cave and Novia Hebert;
Features Editor, Ray Baines; CUP Editor, Jack Wasserman; Photography Director, Ellanor Hall;
Sports Editor, Chuck  Marshall;  Women's Editor,  Loni  Francis.
if. if. if.
Senior Editor - LES ARMOUR
Assistant Editor - MIKE BLAGG
fAen Arise, But Not For Gals
One of our scouts reported a most disturbing occurrence on the University bus the
other day. About 300 yards east of Acadia
Road a young man was seen to offer his seat
to a young lady.
He was a callow youth—high' school, you
l^now—a member of the Youth Training
Centre at Acadia Camp and not familiar with
the cherished traditions of the university.
. . While he is within our gates, however, the
least we might expect is acceptance of the responsibilities which form our sacred heritage.
It is in such minor incidents that radicalism is born, that fissures with the past
appear and grow until they are uncontrol-
In the past, suffragettes have won com
plete victory at UBC, women smoke on a par
with men, they vote and are eligible to seek
all positions, including the sitting position on
University buses, on an equal basis vvith men.
Social custom has dictated that men fortunate enough to capture a seat on the bus
should hold the books of coeds who must
stand. This alone is a serious inroad into
those long-established traditions of equality
for which women themselve fought, although
it is perhaps excusable because the same
courtesy is often extended to both men and
No stranger within our gates should be
allowed, however, to destroy those accepted
customs that have built this university into
one of Canada's most respected institutions.
Food is Real Indonesian Problem
UBC students had a first hand demonstration of the struggle between imperialism and
the rising tide of Asiatic nationalism Tuesday.
Mrs. Dorothy Steeves, fire-throwing socialist leader, defended the Indonesian Republic against the bitter invective of Major
Snyder, Dutch army officer and sincere believer in the need for carrying "the white
man's burden".
All the old arguments! "the right of all
peoples to choose their own governments" vs
"the need to protect backward peoples" and
"the need to protect Asia from the Communist onslaught" were  exhumed—to no  one's
The real problem is that Indonesia has a
population of some eighty millions and can
feed only half of them.
The time is long since past when Indonesia
can afford to send the cream of its resources
'home' to the Netherlands,
Holland is fighting to protect the high
standard of living she has gained through the
exploitation of native peoples.
But she is fighting a losing battle—six or
seven million Dutchmen cannot long hold out
against eighty million Indonesians.
Attention all veterans! There will
he a mass meeting of all veterans on
the campus in Ap. Sc. 100 today,
Wed., 19th at 12;30. Your represents
alive at the N.C.S.V. meeting in
Kingston, Don Lanskail, will give
his report to you. This report is of
first importance to every veteran
and the proposal which Don will
put forth requires the support of
everyone for its success
if. 9fi if,
Another announcement of importance to everyone interested in this
bianch of the Legion is that there
will be a meeting to determine the
future activities of Branch 72, The
meeting will be held on Feb. 2 ai'
8;00 p.m, in the Legion canteen.
Recember that this will be a meeting to decide the future policy of
this Branch! Come prepared to put
forth suggestions and i'o express
your opinions on what you want
this Branch to do in the way of a
service to you.
if* if. if.
The housing committee report that
there have been four more families
placed in suites at Little Mountain.
If you arc one of those who are
hopeful of getting a suite 1 strongly
advise you to haunt Harry Dewar,
Tears will help your cause. Harry
is a really sympathetic fellpw and
hy experience I can assure you
that the sight of your uiVhoused
family will' have such a profound
influence on him I'hat he will do
all possible to assist you. I had my
cwn son so well coached that he
Mill wails every time Harry goes
This Week
7:45 Baskoibull, doubleheader:  UBC  Chiefs vs  UBC  Braves
Clover Leafs vs Eagle Time—Gym
8:00 Mamooks—Dance—Brock
9:00 Mardi Gras—Commodore
9:00 Mardi Gras—Commodore
HA 5 or between both: Dent's School
Atlas. Finder please phone AL. 2896-R
—ask for Bruce Stevenson.
silver cap. Around 12th of Dec. Phone
AL, 0633 between 7 and 9 p.m. A. J.
Smith" on side. Gym along East Mall.
Please turn in to Lost and Found.
on Fri., Jan. 14. Finder please phone
John at AL. 2935-R.   Reward.
Edser's "Heat for Advanced Students".
Lost Mon. between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m.
Leave in Brock Lost and round or
phone FA. 1325-M.
SALESMAN WANTED: Good commissions selling well-known magazines to your friends. Contact university Periodical Service at the campus Employment Bureau, or phone
Bill Crowther, 7-9 p.m., AL. 0071.
For Sale
Down pull string harness; one 6' 9"
hickory ski. Bargain. Norm. FA.
tioning heater, 4 new tires, engine,
body and upholstery in excellent condition. Actual mileage 51,750. Full
price $1350. Phone West. 1111-Y.
lined, size 20; blue gored skirt, wool.
size 20; waist 31", length 30". Excellent condition. Also electric automatic iron, good condition, $4,00. Boy's
rubber rain cape. Phone Mr. Thorn-
tor, at BA. 9530-M.
Van. Car leaves 29th. Phone West.
days. Vicinity 20th and Arbutus.
Phone Bill at'*CE 3926.
Mon.-Fri. inclusive. 13th and Cour-
tenay. C. J^McGuire. AL. 0723-R.
Knight Rd., 8:30*s Mon., Wed, and Fri.
Phone FR. 3085.  Ask for George.
World Shaking Cliches
Spewed On  UBC Campus
letters to the editor
Editor,   The  Daily   Ubyssey:   Sir-
We arc happy to s iy lhal nr'tnhers
ol. thc UBC gri.'up of Alcoholic,
.Anonymous spent a .sober Christmas and New Year's. The holidays
;,;ok on an altogether different
meaning with the alcoholic daze
left   out.
New Year's Eve was something
to remember. We went to the biggest New Year's party in thc city.
Along with nearly 2000 others we
were entertained, dined, danced and
generally enjoyed ourselves more,
than I can ever recall on any such
There w.is a policeman at the door,
in keep any interlopers out and he
Said "In many years of service he
had never been present at a gathering of so many people where he had
enjoyed himself as much and had
as little to do,
Think! This return fo normal
h; ppy living is available to anyone
who has an alcoholic problem and
wants lo do something about it.
Box 33,
Tlie  Daily  Ubyssey,
di n. UBC welcomes you to attend
i;s Friday noon meetings which include testimonies of Christian Science
iiealing.   Arts 207,  12:30.
siies room and breakfast and supper.
Basement room preferred but not a
necessity. Preferably in Kerrisdale or
I'riversity district. Contact Jack at
KE. 2823-L. References if required.
inins. from UBC. Board if desired,
AL   0333-L.
IN THE past few days v/e have been
favored by the appearance of two
leading politicians: Premier Byron Johnson and Col. George Drew,
leader of the Progressive-Conservative party and of His Majesty's
Loyal  Opposition.
Honorable  men,   boi'h  of   them.
Indeed, both of them seemed to
have so high a sense of honor that
they regarded the influencing of
university students through the
dreadful medium of a speech with
political implications wii'h the same
distaste wilh which they would
view, say. ihe seduction of high
school   girls.
(Such statements as "socialism
will drive enterprise and industry
out' of British Columbia" are classed
as "non-political" by thc Premier—
and who are we to dispute him?)
The net result of this high seme
of honor was the most magnificent
pair of speeches we have heard in
many years
If you  like cliches,   that  is.
In fact, we doubt as to whether
even Mr. Tim Buck would disagree
with anything Col. Drew said.
OPINION seems to vary on the
subject of Col. Drew. The
"Pacific Tribune" describes him
as "a capitalist imperialist exploiter
of the people and a prime spokesman for class privilege."
Mr. Marshall Bray, on the other
hand, modestly describes his hero
as "a fearless statesman, a courageous soldier, and a brilliant journalist and businessman."   (Mr. Bray
went on to describe Col. Drew's
coming to UBC a.s "a red letter day
in the history cf the Progressive-
Conservative Club" — a statement
which wculd seem to encroach on
thc heretofore sacred precincts of
Mr. Tim Buck.)
To us, thc colonel appeared as a
gicat   friendly   milk-fed   bull   trying
to convince the world that it was
safe i'o turn him loose in a china
And then there are those who
.<: y "Aw forget about George, it's
Mrs. Drew you gotta worry about."
But then, he i.s an honorable man. •
'V *T* T*
THE   "New   Yorker"   informs   us
that   customs   officials   in   New
York have been advised to ask
immigrants whether they intend to
indulge   in   un-American   activities
v. hile in  the United States.
No doubt they keep a bus ready
to transport thc hordes of honest
spies to J. Pamcll Thomas' door-
.a l op.
Or did wc hear that J.P. is in jail
himself.   .   ,   .
if. if. if.
"Sergei Vavilov, Soviet geneticist,
has been dismissed from his post
dr holding bourgeois scientific
view."' .  .  .  ."—New Republic,
'Sergei Vavilov, world famous
Soviet geneticist, has been appointed President of thc Academy of
Sciences of the USSR."—Soviet
A swift kick upstairs?
With Only Hope, Europe Begins To Rebuild
<Cliff Greer, UP,C student who spent the summer
months at a seminar in Germany, continues today Zii.s
report on tlie conquered Reich as seen tlirough letters
I morn persons lie nwt Overseas.)
From Max Horbach, of thc University of
Tilburg, Holland, came a most enthusiastic
letter. The Dutch students are an enthusiastic
group anyway. It was from their work in
succoring 100 Czech students, who fled their
homeland after the communist putsch in
February 'that we were impelled to urge the
adoption of foreign scholars as a Canadian
project. At Utrecht, leaders of the Dutch
Student Organization showed us a fine old
home they had taken over, and now used to
shelter 65 Czechs. Each Dutch student contributed S2 to S3 annually, even though his
nation lay poor and hare from iho four years
of Nazi occupation.
16 Cents Per Student
We thought with shame of UBC's contribution of 1 fit; per student' to IRS, vol know il
was the faull of remoteness, not selfishness.
How to bridge Ihe distance wa.s our problem,
and for awhile, we thought of urging our
Canadians to adopl some ol Europe's distressed sludents. Bill how I'ulile il si-cmed, beside
Ihe enormity  ol   world  sorrow.   Id  brine,   into
Canada's comparative security the few we
could aid to self support, and how insular the
idea of considering our own continent the
only bastion of freedom. It was then we
thought of using our educational institutions,
with their universal respect, as instruments
for aiding other people to understand us,
and to observe the values of democratic society. At the same time a second thought came,
that we could not show foreign students how
to live in amity, without becoming painfully
conscious of the wrongs in our own society,
and knowing a restless eagerness to right
The letter from Max ran: "From far off
your hometown, I congratulate you with the
splendid work you are doing for the sake of
Democracy. Here most people still think too
much of the past sufferings and many times
too little of creating a vivid peace. We are
si ill at war in Indonesia, and every week we
read the sad list of 'Died for his country'. But
feel convinced that if I personally could clo
something in this field (foreign scholar exchange) I'll bo delighted lo follow you."
Principles Worn
From Hannover, ilarro Peterson has written in part: "It really looks now a.s if (he
spirit of Schlos-; Ploen—as we hoped—is continued lor the o.ood of an hon< st contact  be
tween our European countries and Canada.
Let us hope, that our desperate efforts to get
at least something similar to a democracy
here in Germany will succeed one day. The
main difficulty is that we never had one and
that those old people who are trying now to
found it do not get free of their worn principles."
Pou! Bertilson, a student from Copenhagen
University, now studying at Cambridge
writes: "The Danish International Students'
Committee has launched an appeal for $60,000
which will enable 85 students from Germany
Poland, Hungary, Austria, South Africa, Turkey and Asia plus refugee students from Spain
and Czechoslovakia to study in Copenhagen."
Displaced Latvian
My room mate at the Seminar, Reinhold
Martin, a Latvian displaced person studying
at the Baltic University at Pinneberg, in drab
conditions, without any practical hope of his
education getting him a job in Germany, and
yet maintaining high optimism and idealisms
writes: "during my stay far away from home,
looking from an entirely different perspective-
perhaps I have got to know my own people
and country better than before—Canadian
sympafhy—-is exactly what these people noccl
to have some signs that they are not alone
in  turbulent  post-war Germany in the fight
for a better future—thanks for the pure five
weeks in Ploen and Heaven bless the Maple
Leaf  forever."
Gaunt Leers
There is enthusiasm and eagerness in these
letters, but between the lines gauntly leers
the horrid shadows of the evils against which
our brother students are striving. Their
world has been destroyed by their fathers,
and their heritage is a field of rubble. Suspicion and fear are everywhere and sap at
the hope their young blood dares them feel.
Apathy is the Lucifer of their devils, as Eva
Licbmann writes: "It is a fact that obscurity
is very large, must be taken into account—
but if I want, I'm not with the shadows, but
the other side. There is the desire to be interested, but actually not much interest,
Apathy everywhere, except a few. And it is
not only in the consciously political sphere.
To stand against that apathy becomes more
and more the main point for me, and I'm trying to clo that by all means I dispose of, being
sometimes too tired, or forgetting of it. Thinking of my friends abroad—makes me very
hopeful." Against this apathy, the interest
and brotherhood we show by our scholarships
is a most effective force. Through these
scholarships ive can work to make the "brave
new world" a reality and not the cynic's sneer. Wednesday, January 19, 1949
Page 3
Drinkers, Seamen, Frats Represented
By Ace Williams
UBC Leads Continent With
New Pocket Size Song Book
UBC's newly published Song Book
i>: the first university song book
of  pocket  size  in   North   America.
Besides being unique in this respect, it is an improvement over
other pocket size song books, with
brief historical notes on three songs,
illustrations and two song indexes.
Inside the gold stamped blue linen bound book are over 190 songs
in  201  pages.
Divided into 11 sections with each
section introduced with a small
'totie" the book begins with songs
of UBC, then switches over to songs
of the gown, right through with
drinking   songs,   songs  of   the   seas
and the plains songs of the fraternities and sororities, songs of the
south and ending with songs of the
There are 24 foreign language
songs. Nine are in French, eight in
German, five in Spanish, and one in
Russian. '
The man to thank for litis noteworthy contribution to campus cam-
aradie is Dave Morton, Arts '48.
While in Oslo University during the
war he familiarized himself with
European songbooks, and determined that UBC should go European
universities  one   better.
Assistant Editor was Ruth Ketcheson, for three years Ubyssey secre-
.lary and now with the Child GuicU
ance Clinic.
Buzz Walker, Commerce '47, did
the satirical illustrations for the
.songs. Walker now is art director
for  an  advertising  agency.
In an interesting court decision
Li'l Liza Jane was rendered a folk
song and no copyrights had to be
paid for the inclusion of the song.
Publication of the book was financed by the University with excess
copies after fiv.e years being covered by the AMS. Special t'hanks ai'e
due to Mr. Sherwood Lett, and Pro
fessor G, C. Andrews for their help
in  publication.
Printing of thc book involved a
scries of tricky build-ups of various
types for one large composite sheet
which was then photostai'ically reduced to present size. The volume
required 10 proof readings.
In a search for authentic data on
the songs, the editors wrote to thc
Library of Congress, Washington,
and La Biblioi'heque Nationale,
Paris, a.s well as to many American
The book, a bargain at $1 i.s on
sale at the Book jstore and AMS
office. • i |
School For Politicians
Set Up At Forum Today
Prospective MPs and MLAs on the campus will be able to
get some practical experience in legislative procedure during
Drunken Rooster Staggers
Hawkers At Huckster Prom
■ The rooster half staggered, half flopped, across the floor,
and in under the nearest table. Willing hands reached dpwn
to help it on its way.
Tween Closses
Hilliel House
Presents Film
"House on the Desert," a film describing living conditions ip the Dead
Sea area of Palestine will be shown
Thursday noon under t'he auspices
of  Hilliel   House.
The film concerns the struggle of
Jewish prisoners who attempted to do
the "impossible" - - to make the
desert bloom..
Their success in turning the barren
waste into productive farmland is
one of i'he great scientific triumphs of
the twentieth century.
Friday noon students are invited
to a discussion of "the history of
Zionism" and the problems presented
by t'he Palestine situation.
Film will be shown in Physics 201
and discussion will take place at
Hilliel   House.
Tlie   Radio   Society   will   present   a
special   speaker,   Mr,   Robert   Greer
Allan who will speak on Radio Play-
'wiiting in  the theatre room of Brock
Hall. Friday. January 21st, at 3:30 p.m.
Mr.    Allan    is    a    radio    dramatist.
whoso  plays  have   been   produced   on
Iho  "Si'a.nc"   programme   on   the  CBC
T.'iTins    Canada    Network.    Formerly
with ' the    International    Shortwave
Service    in    Montreal,    hc    has   come
recently   to   Vancouver   and    i.s   cur-
V'. nlly    (:roduting    the    "Vancouver
Theatre"   series   of   half-hour   plays
over C.B.C.
if. %. if.
The Engineer's Music Club now
meets twice a week. We meet in Room
10a in Ihe new wing of the Electrical
building on Wednesday at 12:30 and
,oa Fridays as usual in the Brock
Stage Room. First and second year
Applied Science students are particularly  welcome,
Manitoba Students
Face Transit Problem
WINNIPEG, Jan, 18 (CUP)-Uni-
vcrsit'y of Manitoba students still
have to scramble for places on busses
to early lectures at out-of-town Fort
Garry Campus.
Officials of the Winnipeg Electric
Co. told si'udents that early morn-
in« rush in downtown Winnipeg requires nearly all busses on those runs,
Financial picture shows the company losing money on the run so it
cannot afford to put more busses on
the university route.
Deans'of five faculties affected have
found ir impossible to re-arrange
classes to conform to the availability
of busses for the university route.
The rooster, guest of honour at the
Hucksters' Prom last Thursday night
at the Commodore, provided most of
the excitement during the broadcast
over CKWX.
The prom theme was advertising,
and the Commodore was decorated
accordingly with placards and billboards plastered all over the tables
and walls.
Eatons, The Bay, Woodwards, Wrig-
leys, Foists, Kelly Douglas, Army i.nd
Navy, and Imperial Tobacco, between
them, donated over $100 in prizes.
One of the features of the evening'
war the Chinese auction, featuring a
desk lamp, several pair of nylon
stockings, and other prizes including
several packages of Jelly powder.
The purchaser gave the desk lamp
back to bc auctioned off a second
time. Between these two auctions and
the collection taken during the evening a total of $51 was raised for the
March of Dimes campaign.
University Summer Schools
Open In Britain This Year
NFCUS Sponsors
Canadian Exchange
LONDON, Ont., (CUF)-University
of Western Ontario has sponsored
through NFCUS, a New Brunswick
student's attendance at the prairie
NFCUS offers lo any student in
member univer:-itie.s the opportunity
ol attending any other member with
tuition   paid.
The student must be in second or
third   year   and   must   return   to   his
"home" college for his graduating
>c"i'.'. NFCUS committees at both  in-
;'.itutions must approve of the candi.
date. Medical students are not eligible.
Blood and Fire
Summer schools in Great Britain
in 1949 have been announced by T.
H, Mathews, secretary of the National
Conference of Canadian  Universities.
They  are  as  follows:
University of Birmingham, "Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Drama"
'at Stratford on Avon), July 9 to
Aug. 20,
University of Bristol, "Brit'ish Links
with North America" (with special
reference to the West Country), July
9 to Aug. 20,
University of Edinburgh. "Thc Tradition of European Culture". July 12
to   Aug.   23,
University of Liverpool, "Town and
Cotini'ry Planning", July 9 to Aug. 20.
University of London, "Twentieth
Century English Literature", July 11
fo Aug. 19.
Universities of Manchester and
Sheffield, ."England's Industrial North"
July 9  to Aug.  20. I
Oatmeal Savages
Jig Thursday Noon
Formed just before the Christ'mas
examinations the University's Scottish Dance Club will swing into 1949
villi a noon hour dance meeting in
Hut   G-4   Thursday.
For those with Scottish blood in
their veins and a not inconsiderable
amount of lead in their feet thc
c'uh is going to have beginners'
John Gibson, president of thc new
club is extending an invitation to
all those interested. Gibson thinks
that "there's nothing like a spot of
dancing to settle a heavy lunch," and
perhaps  he's   right,
Varsity Play
Gets Drastic
TORONTO. Jan. 18 (CUP)-Censorship has necessitated thc rewriting of
an entire scene in the All Varsity
Revue, annual production of University of Toronto undergraduates.
The decision wa.s reached after examination of material by the Board of
Review, a body set up to ensure a
high standard in the quality of the
Also affected by the ruling were
some other scenes which would suffer minor changes.
"The jokes censored by the board
were not objectionable but were open
to two interpretations," according to
Bud Priestman, one of the show's
By Police
•Constable Dowling, head of ihe University Branch of the Provincial Police complimented the students for
their' extremely careful driving during
the past weeks.
% The constable stated, "Thc student's
are to be commended on the way
they have conducted themselves driving to and from University on thc
icy   roads." '
the next few weeks.
Parliamentary Forum is sponsoring
a series of noon hour meetings at
which students can discuss current
controverial issues and at the same
time gain training in parliamentary
and public meeting procedure.
First meeting will be held today
in Arts 106 at 12:30. Tlie series will
continue until the end of February,
according to Hugh Legge, Parlianttnt-
ary Forum official. 1
Prof. Geoffrey Andrew, Assistant to
President N.A.M, MacKenzie, will
criticize resolutions fitroduced at the
meeting and the debate which follows.
Resolutions today will concern the
proposed business manager for the
Alma Mater Society.
Object of the meetings is to provide
a. higher calibre of procedure at the
Mi.del Parliament which will feature
Open House Week next month,
All students are invited to the meetings, and anyone is welcome to introduce a resolution, said Legg,
Large Turnout Saves
Symphony Concerts
Students packed Armories in approval of noon hour symphonies Friday.
Overwhelming enthusiasm at the
Friday noon concert assured the continuation of symphony concerts for
the rest' of the year.
Roger Pedersen, head of the Literary and Scientific Executive re-
p; ried the biggest turnout of' the
season with monetary returns t of
over six hundred and twenty five
With Albert Steinberg conducting
students were held enthralled for
over an hour of "uninterrupted classical  music.
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Gargrave To Hit
Margarine, Sales
Tax Today
Margarine, the Coalition government and the sales tax will
come under Socialist fire today.
H. Gargrave, hard hitting MLA for
MacKenzie riding, will be presented
by the CCF Club in Arts 100 at noon
The speaker, who is the Opposition
Whip, has been outstanding in the
House for his blistering attacks on
Coalition  policy.
A trade unionist himself, Mr. Gargrave has been outspoken in his condemnation of E'ill 39, and ha.s represented labour on many conciliation
He has been a member of the CCF
since its formation.
His.: !) a.m. to .1 p.m.; Saturdays !) a.m. to noon
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The First Spring Hats Are At The Bay
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Wednesday, Jamiary 19, 1949
This University is exceedingly
fortunate in having Frank Fredrickson as head hockey coach. He
has spent the better part of his life
associated with hockey in some capacity, either player, coach, or fan.
His hockey career started in Winnipeg where he was an outstanding junior star. In 1920 he was
captain of the famous Winnipeg
Falcons, Allan Cup winners that
year. He subsequently led them
to the World Olympic championships  that same year.
From 1920 to 1926 he played with
the powerhouse Victoria Cougars
of the major "pro" league. That
squad won the Stanley Cup in 1925
over the famous Montreal Canadians
who featured the talented Howie
Morenz, then ai' his best. Frank was
the leading goal getter of that series, and had not yet reached his
peak. The 1926 Victoria team again
reached the Stanley Cup finals but
lost to i'he Montreal Maroons in a
terrific  series.
To Bruins
Frank then moved up to Detroit
Bed Wings but was sold to Boston
Bruins late in the season. That
move gave Boston a place in the
Stanley Cup finals, the third for
Our coach remained with Boston
until 1929 when he took over as
Manager and Coach of the Pittsburgh Pirates for famous Benny
Leonard, a close friend of Frank's.
His coaching career continued when
he took over the reigns at Princeton University from 1933-35. From
1935 until 1940 he 1'ook an active
part in hockey promotion throughout Canada.
The year 1942 saw Frank as a
coach again, this time of the RCAF
team from Sea Island. This team
was loaded with talent, including
Bob Koch, a star of the present'
UBC squad. Other notables on that
aggregation included Jack Adams
and Ken Ullyot of New Westminster Royals, Johnny Quilty and
Wingy Johnson of Montreal Ca-
nadiens, Ed Kullman of New York
Rangers and Lyal Swancy of Kim-
Team Pride
Frank took over as chief hockey
coach for the University of British
Columbia in the fall of 1946, and
this is his third season here. Thc
gratuitous service donated by him
r.t UBC is commensurate only with
Ids pride in his teams. He has the
respect of every player who ever
performed with or for him and
deserves noi'hing less.
As a hockey theorist, he is a perfectionist and an adovcate of clean
fair sportsmanship. Not one squad
coached by him ever had a reputation for illicit play. A University
coach must choose for his team,
between studies first' or hockey first.
This problem has been faced by
Frank who chose the former yet
received the best hockey possible
from the team,
Public Figure
Frank Fredrickson, famous though
he Ls as a hockey coach, is equally
notable as a public figure. At present he is an outstanding name in
local public affairs, an active cii'i-
zen and public servant. He is a
member of the Vancouver School
Beard, a past executive of the
Pacific National Exhibition Association, and past chairman of the
Boxing Commission.
The hardest blow to both Frank
and the I'eam is the lack of student
support. This is being remedied as
tho more active student organizations are showing an interest in the
.sport. Much depends on, thi.s support which if forthcoming will be
well   rewarded.
Today Frank is a respected e'u'y
business man, being associated with
one of the country's largest insurance companies'. His daughter, a
Varsity student, is another talented
Fredrickson, as any of the danoing
enthusiasts will know. She is song-
..tress for the Campus band.
Frank Fredrickson is today an
impressive figure, an ONfimple of
clean living and good sporlsinnn-
ship. His present team is following
the Fredrickson idea—play clean.
live clean, and hc a good citizen.
'"Jf*™»>*msr*m>m ^
CHALK TALK BY UBC's ice mentor Frank Frederickson is only one of the many phases
of training that he uses in coaching the puck chasing Thunderbirds. An NHL player for a number of years and now a prominent Vancouver citizen, Frederickson has been leading the 'Birds.
of years and now a prominent Vancouver citizen, Frederickson has been leading the 'Birds
since   1940. Ubyssey Photo by Doug Burnett
Special Benefit
'Bird Icemen
To Help In
Charity Game
On Wednesday, January
26th. the UBC hockey team
will play a regular league lilt
with Vancouver Indians, all
proceeds going to Indian player Alex Napier who sud'ered a
great loss by fire recently.
Damage came lo .several thousand dollars for which there
was no insurance.
The UBC team has agreed lo luck
this worthy cause to the limit and
it would bo a generous gesture if n
good student crowd was on hand.
Tickets for tho encounter aro only
fifty cents, with a draw for a radio
being thrown in. Ducats are available
at the gale or from any member
of  tlie UBC team.
The game pfoniises lo he n con I
one a.s Ihese teams are battling fo.-
second place. The Indians are eiirre i!_
ly the hottest team in tlie lemj'i -
but   UBC  are  hot   too.
It's a good cause, a good j'.atne,
and  a  good   prize—so  everybody   null
Tickets can he- obtained al lh ■
office of the graduate manager.
Braves, Chiefs Tangle In
Renewal Of Hoop Wars
Whitlemeri Look For Second Win
To Knot Campus Rivalry
'When both UBC entries in the Inter-city Senior A Basketball League, Braves and Chiefs, tangle for the fourth time this
.' eason in a scheduled fixture at thc campus gym tonight, the
currently hot Chiefs will be out to even up the number of won
games between the two squads.
Girl Cagers Leave
For Championship
UBC Thunderettes To Play In
Western Canadian Tournament
Where there's a will there's a way according to the old
adage and because they stuck to this rule UBC's femme hoopsters, the Thunderettes will entrain today for Edmonton and the
Western Canadian Basketball Championship.
Earlier  this  month,  the  University _
of Alberta, who i.s playing host for tho
tournament,   wrote   and   invited   the
local girls to go and take part in the
fair being held on January 21-22.
The Thunderettes gladly accepted
the offer but their joy was short lived
for when they approached the WAA
lor the $500 of expense money required, the hard pressed organization
could spare them only $100.
Some people would have let it drop
there but not the girls. Determined to
go to the tournament they set out to
raise the money on their own hook.
They hustled here and they hustled
there and within 48 hours had raised
more than enough money to make
the trip. Contributions from the MAD
and /the Alumni Association plus a
number of private donations exceeded
the required  amount.
With their monetary worries taken
care of the Thunderettes have spent
the last few days in intensive preparation for the championship which
they have every  intention of taking.
During   the   two   day   series   they
will tangle with teams from the Universities of Alberta and Saskatchewan
for the Western Canadian title.
Altogether eight team members plus
Coach Ruth Wilson and a faculty rep.
resentotive will board the train today
for Edmonton.
Little or nothing is known about
the teams from the other schools but
the local girls are presently leading
the Vancouver Women's Senior B
league with 6 wins and 1 loss and
consequently should more than hold
their own at the tournament.
'Birds Prepare
For Golden
Bears In March
When March 10 rolls around, UBC's
Thunderbird English rugby team will
mike the field against California Golden Bears at Berkeley, California, and
Coach Alex Laithwaite will work his
boys steadily in the interim to iron
out any weakness in the squad.
Thunderbirds are scheduled to play
four matches with the Golden Bears,
and will take the field again in Berkeley on March 12.
Plans have already got underway
to give the American ruggers a pleasant time when they come to Vancouver to play Thunderbirds on March
24 and 26.
Trackmen To
Enter New
Four Meets To
Complete Roster
UBC's ever-powerful track
team, the terror of the Pacific
Coast Conference in past years,
will be put to the test this
spring when they officially
compete with crews from
tougher colleges in the higher
Evergreen  Conference.
One of the best reasons for UBC
joining the more competitive Evergreen setup was the fact that the
Varsity trackmen have always been
able to rank high with the other universities on the west coast. In unofficial meets with schools in the top
conference in the past, UBC have
onsistently come out on top.
The la'ck of competition from the
Pacific Coast loop colleges, and the
failure of these schools to invite the
obviously stronger UBC teams to their
fouthern meets was one of the factors
directly responsible for Varsity's entry
into higher competition.
The first test of ability on this
campus will come when UBC plays
host to member schools'in the Evergreen loop on May 13 and 14 with
St. Martins and Western Washington
Colleges supplying the opposition.
The first test of ability on. this
campus will come when UBC travels
to Bellingham to compete against
College of Puget Sound and Western
Washington College on April 23.
Following this meet, Puget Sound
Loggers will sponsor a Tacoma contest
on May 7 with Pacific Lutheran and
UBC supplying the competition.
St. Martins and Western Washington
Colleges will be in VanouVer on
May 13 and 14 to square off with the
UBC hosts in Conference competition.
Finally the Track season winds up
with the annual Conference Meet
which this year will be held at Spokane with Whitworth College doing
the honors.
With four straight wins lo their
ircdit in the last week and a half of
play, two in league tilts and thc last
couple against the Powell River ag-
■.■ regal ion. Chiefs intend to make it
live in a row, Even more glorious
will be the victory since it will bring
ihem within one game of the fourth
place Braves.
ehnce  in  their last   few starts after
ihe Christmas layoff Braves haven't
I roduced a winning game, they will
he .ill out to break the pinx at 7:15
l'nil evening by  lopping their Varsity
i ivais.
Second   content   on  hand   will be   a
!ei.;nl.ir    till    between   the    top place
C'lovcrlaafs    and     the    second plac
!• agli time .squads which lakes plac
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