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Business Mgr.
Passes Easily
Students voted Ity a large
majority in favor of a business
manager in Wednesday's referendum.
Early in the first count finance board and "status quo"
proposals appeared thrown out
by dissatisfied students.
The referendum voted upon Wednesday  contained   three   alternatives.
1. Appointment of a finance board.
2. Employment of a Business Manager.
3. Retention of the existing system.
Dis-satisfaction with the existing
organization has been expressed by
some council members and various
members of the "Plant Committee"
which   investigated   student   finances
last ter.
PauL Plant incumbent treasurer,
proposed the formation of a finance
hoard composed of MAD treasurer
and a representative from each year
excluding the first.
The hiring of a business manager
was proposed by those who felt that
student finances were becoming too
great a problem for unpaid student
officers io handle.
Plant later changed his mind on the
question of a business manager but
was opposed by Dave Brousson who
felt that students were quite capable
of looking after their own affairs.
$750 Grant Helps
War Razed Colleg
Seven hundred and five dollars has
been donated to the war razed University of Caen, Normandy, Franco.
| This money has been contributed from
tlie University of British Columbia
building fund.
This sum of money granted by the
graduates, board of governors, and
senate members, has been given to
this French university to restore it
to it's pre-war standards. The University of Caen was levelled by thc
Canadian troops in the invasion of
One Student Hipped
By Campus Police
Student drivers at UBC are becoming more careful it seems. One solitary fine was chalked up last month.
Campus detachment of the Provincial Police state that hazardous weather conditions have made1 all drivers
more careful.
No other infractions of tlie law
were reported.
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Tabulated in this poll-by-poll count of Wednesday's vote
are the totals for each candidate on first choice ballots. Jim
Sutherland narrowly led Ian Mackenzie on the first ballot.
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Grand tot;
Second and third laps of the student elections race promise
to develop into a hotly-contested duel on the home-stretch as
18 candidates filed nomination papers for seven council slots.
Campaigning officially opened Wednesday for the positions, of junior
member, secretary, sophomore member   and   co-ordinator  of  activities.
rVIarjoric McDonald, president of
second year Artswomen, pulled a surprise move when she filed nomination papers for Secretary at 4:58 p.m.
Wednesday, a scant two minutes before the final deadline^
The tall, dark-eyed second year
Arts student increased to five the
Secretary, thus making it thc most
number   of   candidates' running   for
Candidates who filed early papers
arc Clare Greene, blonde secretary
sought-after position,
of open house committee, pre-medical student; Arts student Shirley
Manning, dark-haired University Radio Society and Phrateres official;
Willa MacKinnon, petite campus dancing star; and Kay MacDonald, ,'ird
year Arts student and member of the
Musical Society.
Four candidate have tfissed their
h.ats in the ring in the junior member contest.
Track .star Peter dcVooKht, first
year law student, is a member of tju:
Big Block Club and chairman of
Boys' Welfare Club of interfraternity
Drew MeTaggarl, second year pre-
med student, is tin official of international Student Service, pre-med undergraduate Society and junior Kiwanis.
AI Freeman, present Junior Member, is active in PMUS and the radio
society. Dark horse Bruce Lee is the
final contestant.
Two coeds have entered the sophomore member duel. They ure Frenc
Ginwala, executive member of International Relations Club and member
of Student Christian Movement; and
F.lva Plant, sister of present treasurer
Paul Plant, and Official of Phrateres,
They will vie with Frank Szcnclc, lone
male candidate,
Three candidates have handed in
papers for three positions. They are
Margaret Wright for president of
Women's Undergraduate Society; Hilary Wotherspoon for Men's Athletic
Directorate; and Howard Day for
Literary and Scientific Executive
head. ,
Vieing for top honors in the sprint
I'or co-ordinator of activities are Bob
Thurston, secretary of Interfraternity
council, diminuitive George dimming
from Victoria College, and crew-cut
Norm Minty. Dark horse Minty is a
student in Commerce nurl Forestry.
32 Months in Jap Concentration Camp
Today is a special day in the life
of a first year arts student and
Thc young lady in question was
released from a Japanese Concentration camp just four years ago today. Tlie camp, Santo Tomas, wa.s
one of the worst in the Pacific.'
You may bo wondering who she-
is. Her name is Rachel Brown, released from the tyranious camp
v.hen she was only thirteen years
old. She wa.s in the camp for '2X1
Miss Brown was born in China,
has attended school' in  every con
tinent ot the globe but South America.
Her father, a public health doctor,
escaped just in time to s.ive being
put in the concentration camp with
the vest of his family, Racy, her
mother  and   two   brothers.
The camp contained more? than
•li'DO Europeans', Americans and
Caiuiclians. They were all crammed
into the Fillipino Medical School in
"About all wo had to cal was
rice "grule" and only a very .small
port.inn   of   thai,"  she said.
The iuost exciting paid of her life
was   when   American   tanks   cuine
cashing through lhe prison walls.
SOU American calvary men were
pitted against over 4500 Japanese.
After their release they had to
wait for ii ship over two months before they were able to come to
The family went straight lo Toronto where Miss Brown saw her
lather i'or tho first time in four
Later her mother and two brothers
ea. ;o to live in Vancouver. Her
father left  for Japan  last fall.
Miss Brown may have lo return lo
Japan later this spring. She will return for tilts 51-52 session at, UBC,
Home Economics
Group Seeking
Illustrative Material
Much illustrative material lias been
(icslroycil in the Home Ec. fire. A
call for magazines is being made to
make up this loss. The magazines
wanted are: Better Humes and Gardens, American Home, House Beautiful, Life, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar.
Good Housekeeping, Glamour, Mm-
mllr. Seventeen, any old editions of
ladle's maga/ancs, and illustrative m&-
Iciial on household ei|ui|>mcnt. Bring
them to the March Gras Committee
room in lhe Brock.
Mackenzie, McConnell Stay Close
Until Last Ballot Checked
In a hard-fought five-way race Jim Sutherland, president
of thc Parliamentary Forum, won thc presidency of the Alma
Mater Society.
Sutherland won by a substantial majority on the fourth
For Secretary
Prexy Surprise
Late Contestant
Last nomination to bc filed
uas received at 4:50 p.m. yes-
lerday. It was Tiled by Marjorie MacDonald, candidate for
secretary of thc 1949-50 Student Council.
Marjorie McDonald, second year
Aitswomeu's president and former
vice-president, first year Artswoman,
vho was rumored to be in the running
lor   the   office   of  secretary,   has   ap-
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i   t to run for that
Up to press time
cstcrday,     Miss
McDonald had not
lu nod in nomimi-
l  papers to thc
Queried by rc-
1 oiters, AMS offs-
c als stated that up
irtVMt Mi [> that point (two
I i o bcto c thc dc lline) Miss McDonald, member of Homecoming Committee and USC, had not put in an
appearance. ' ,
Miss McDonald refused to comment
when asked earlier today if she still
intended to enter the race for secretary.
'Tween Classes
Pre-Meds Will
Show Films Friday
Following' their policy oi
showing education medical
H'-ms, the Pre-Med Undergrad
Society will show two films on
Friday in A.P. 100. They are
"Occupational Therapy" and
''Function of the Ear".
Additional information on the
Smoker to bo held February 18 will
)e given at that time reported PMUS
president Bob Dcvito, today.
if. if. if.
"What the Progressive - Conservative Party lias To Offer" will bc the
topic of an address to bo given Friday,
February 4, by Mrs. Tillie J. Kolston,
Mr Kolston will address the meeting, open lo the public, in Hut IIR !!,
at the intersection of University Boulevard aud  the Main Mall, at 12:30.
Member of the provincial, legislature
for Point Grey, Mrs. Kolston is also
president of the Women's Canadian
Club in Vancouver.
A former Parks Board commissioner,
Mrs. liol.slun recently returned from
a survey of conditions in Europe and
the United Kingdom.
Junior member on this year's council, Ian Mackenzie, followed close behind until the third.ballot,
No decisive lead was made until the
third ballot when Ben McConnell,
McGoun Cup debater was eliminated.
Gordon Baum and Hairy Curran
trailed far behind.
On thc second ballot Sutherland
icd by several hundred voles but
McKenzie showed strength in Applied
Science and Physics building polls.
McConnell retained his lead in the
Biock Hall oil  until  the thud ballot.
Gordon Baum was eliminated in tho
third ballot counting and Ins votes
divided among thc remaining candidates.
The totals in the third ballot count
are as follows:
Suthcrland-llOG \
McConnell was taken from thc
counting at the completion of this
count and his votes arc to be spread
among the last two in tlie field.
Harry Curran wits eliminated in thc
second counting of the ballots and his
votes divided among the oilier four
Totals in thc second ballot aro as
Sutherland—1)78   .
These figures mean that Gordon
Baum will bc eliminated from the
third counting of the ballots and his
votes spread among ihe remaining
three candidates.
Sutherland piled up a lead of some
110 votes on the count of first choice
ballots. He led only Auditorium and
Bus Stop polls but bis lead oC 90
votes at those polls put him far ahead
of other candidates,
lie followed close behind Mackenzie at Applied Science and Physics
building polls while McConnell., followed Sutherland at Brock Hall poll.
Harry, Curran and Gordon Baum
appeared out of the race early in the
first count.
All candidates conducted u heated
campaign with speeches, posters etc.
Ben McConncl even lured singers
to air commercials for him.
As polls closed a heavy vote was
predicted by returning officer,
Voting was described as "fairly
heavy" throughout the day at all
polling stations.
Car-Bus Crash Makes
Late Students Later
Approximately $25 damage was
caused to an unidentified car yesterday morning when it was in collision
with   a   BCER   bus.
Traffic was held up on University
Boulevard for approximately ten
No one was  injured.
Still Hang
In Balance
Greeks Charged
"Closed Shop"
System of rushing by which
fraternities and sonorities ob-
! tain new members was termed
"nothing more or, less than a
spy organization" by artsman
Cvril Groves yesterday.
His attack on Greek Letter societies
came during tlie University Radio
Society's debate on "Fraternities and
Sororities—Their Worth" in the auditorium.
More than 1000 students jammed tho
building to hear four speakers discuss the controversial subject. The
program wdll be rebroadcast Sunday
over CJOU.
Croves deplored the "social closed
shop attitude" of the Greek groups,
and urged UBC to follow the good
example of Princeton, Harvard and
Queens, which do not permit such
groups on their campuses'.
Fe i'.-iw laughs with a statement
thai, the necessary prescription for
a fraterninly or sorority member included "a tcaspoonful of snobbery
and sophistication, a small pill . of
alcohol, taken with a little water at
first, and a large bottle of fraternity
or sorority type,lotion, to be rubbed
well in." .•
Defending fraternities, law student
Bon Grant admitted that nothing human is perfect. He said there was no
possible justification for race prejudice and stated that thc Western
Region Interfraternity Council,was on
record a.s favoring thc removal of
discriminatory clauses where they
exist in fraternity constitutions.
Les Bewley, speaking as a non-
fraternity member, asked why all the
fuss was being made if fraternities
and sororities were as bad as they
charged. "Anyone feeling oppressed
had better go an .sit behind the wood-
shod and have a quiet talk with
themselves," hc said.
Bewley pointed out that the Greek
societies have no monopoly on social
activities. Many of the charges made
against them have no basis in fact,
or have been misconstrueted, hc added.
Both Grant and Bewley attacked
the condemnation of fraternities made
recently by Jack Scott, columnist in
downtown newspaper.
Bob Currie couldn't resist, yelling, into the act.
"Everybody else on my Open House committee is run-
i ning for office", Currie .sand Wednesday, "so I'm going to
run for secretary."
Late Wednesday Currie filed hi-> nomination papery foi'
the job that hay been held by a woman i'or more than i)D
years, Page 2
Thursday, February 3, 1949,
tly Ubyssey
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i     Editor This Issue-ART WELSH
letters to the editor
Bouquets to a
As'Jim Sutherland prepares to pick up the
rakishly tilted crown of student government
from his predecessor in the Brock Hall centre
of student government, he can look forward
to 12 troubles months of problems, juggling,
compromise and ulcers.
All students join in welcoming tho new
president of Student Council. It was a clean-
cut, wholesome, if somewhat dull and confusing, campaign  which  matched  five  equally
well-known and popular candidates.
The record number of candidates in the
field should provide a clue to thc close scrutiny students will give to next year's administration.
Sutherland can make one safe prediction.
His year will be no less arduous than any of
the 30 or so during which student government has grown and matured on the campus.
Every president has had his problems, Tim
Buck, political clubs, finances or Communism. Despite the midnight oil sessions of this
year's administration, student finances will
probably continue to plague, the new administration.
But the president-elect, veteran of many
years in campus affairs, can be expected to
handle the $100,000 a year business that is
campus, government with sincerity, tact and
ability. y
An Education Or A Holiday
' Whether American .students will admit it
j     or hot it is becoming increasingly difficult to
i     fail a course in a State University,
! Administrations  can  no  longer   afford  to
-     lose the fees of the hundreds of sludents who
cannot  meet   the   exacting   standards   of   a
university   education.    These   standards   are
being lowered.
The situation at UBC, with its decreased
enrolment    and    costly    building    program,
closely parallels that of tho American colleges
and the same possibility of the lowering of
!      standards exists.
It is not unfeasable to suggest that the first
ripples of this trend were felt at UBC last
year when Christmas exams were cancelled
and again this year with the elimination of
the BAC degrees.
If the University calendar begins to look
like a Baedeker guide book a.s many of the
American calendars do, UBC will have been
sold down the river.
It's time the university stopped acting like
a poor relation of the B. C. government,
sniffling in the pant cuff of M.L.A.'s at every
opportunity and began to take a firm stand
on educational grants, Otherwise the campus
is going to become a pleasant four-year holi-
day for anyone who ha.s the money*
etters to the editor
Daily    Ubyssey
Dear Sir:
Bernice Levitz, writim; to your
paper, a'-'ks why there is a power
shortage now that L'ri<h;o IV.-cr
plant  is  opera Sir,'.:.
The temporary power d'.ffic'dr.e •.
are in no way do.o to o lack o1'
company facilities to malw < l"e-
tricity but are brought on hy tho
prolonged dry ei'i! and frea/e-no
which are reslne :•::. tho v '.UT.e
(. f wa'er nr e'led to keep the e-|n ;>-
ii.ent   tumim;  out   full  deie'iirk
The last rain rf any consequence
in thc area of tho Lower Mainland
plants fell Decendr-r 1st. Since that
time all the precipitation has fallen
' in thc form of snow which has; rc_
maincd frozen. Th s has meant that
the plants there have had to relv
on the storage of water on hand
when the cold wedher sinned and
this  supply  js   bcim;  steadily   used HIGH BRASS BOUQUETS
"I"1. Edtior, The Daily  Ubyssey, Sir:   As
Fortunately,    tho   same    condith n one of iho most persistent ci itics of
,'ies not  apply \o Cridre River. Th- «'•"  Daily  Ubyssey. I  would like to
f.c1   that   the   first   unit   was  comp-
('anrratulatc  vou ar.d your staff lor
loted last fall well ala .d of seh.chde      'l'(-'   excellent   series   of   issues   you
air!    i;   regularly   tlihveru.'i   ClflOH     ll:iv<--'   1)t'1''1   producing   since  Christ-
! aaa  power  is of  tremendous,  value      mas.
in    thi-,    t'uniior.u'iiy    tivuv.;    rese-al
via n.  even  wi'h  curia:! as i,t ..   pro-
e   time
;c;   a  high  standard  for  future ed\-
.   ,.,.,,,       ti rs to match.
ne' a n   i ■■  ahe. <!   of  tl
Tlie' make-up.   the  news  coverage
ar.d  the editorial comment  have all
'I iu ale:;; ut Ue -ernes r tha '-'-pi -
l,e i f eehha. ,f !'„■;,! „. \\\.-(. and
..   I./a.i. (.a   .Mainland   p|, u's   tories!
I  would  like lo p.ii'i.ictilai ly  thank
, .                            ,.    , -'Hi for the special edition published
< at rie.eai m'J'.iii;; amounts oi  eioc-
•ricity    to   meet   the   ever   growing r'»  Monday   in  aid  of  tho Fire Tag
demand.   What.'  has  happened  since Day.   I   hope,   the   extra   work   over
is  that  the  Lower  Mainland  plan's tlu, weekend has been rewarded by
a ie   temporarily   short  of   water.   A ,,                       ,.  ,,      ,       r      ,
'           ' Ike success ol   the fire  fund,
break in thc weather would remove
the   present   problems. Yours  very  truly,
Morley Col ins,
Public    Information    Dept,
Ik  (.'.   Electric Alma   Mater   Society.
David   M.   Brousson,  President
Daily Ubyssey
Dear   Sir:
Re your article, "Hungarian
Government Condemned by -Students on page 1 of Tuesday's issue:
Your reporters should make it a
point to ascertain who sponsors
meetings which they cover, and to
learn who the speakers aro and who
presents resolutions at these meetings.
Tlie debate you spoke of was
sponsored b'y the UBC United Nations Club — a fact you forgot to
mention. There were four speakers
— Hon Smith and Jack Vareoe (not
mentioned in your article) spoke on
a far more factual basis than did thc
first two speakers.
But that is neither here nor there.
However, to report- that tho resolution was "submitted by the mem-
licrs pf the Newman Club" is stretching it a bit too far. True, Phil
r> rocking, .whose resolution it was,
is Past- President ot Die Newman
Club, Tlie nature of the debate
naturally brought many Catholics
to Die debate. But tho resolution
was in no way submitted pr passed
by thc Newman Club,pcr se. lt was
passed by those members of the
student body, U N members and
otherwise, who are alive to the
injustices prevalent in the world
Yours sincerely,
Charles ,B. Ready,
Con-. Scc'ly.
Newman Club.
The Editor, Daily Ubyssey, Dear Sir:
As I have been, from time to
time, critical of the actions of private clubs reigning at will in this
community's largest public restaurant, I feel I should openly state why.
, Taxpayers, upon whom our education largely depends, seem, when
I meet them, (I meet a great number
in both the West and East End in
casual work), to be increasingly reluctant to support a university
which exists in their minds ns an
extraneous, expensive foreign or
social investment. Speaking of this
reluctance to a citizen whose chief
interests are the roads of Coquitlam
and the writings of Charles Dickens,
I said, "But couldn't the premier
increase the university grants and
take it out of the poor house?" "My
God," ho groaned, "The man's unpopular enough already!"
Ancient history perhaps to medical students. Nevertheless it is my
permanent impre.-sion that a more
popul.u university' would awake
a more positively supporting public,
liven the Indian schools experienced
a strong upv.ard curve not long ago.
It is unfoituiiate the success of
education is undermined by the bad
publicity given it through the sor-
oiitv and fraterni'y "clubs" who
operate to mv taste with far oto
licle privacy. As an average .student, 1 am 11 ft. free to wonder, and
Mirely that rare but found interested outsider, wonders, why the university is interested in money at
all when its one large cafeteria operates not in the fashion of the
White Lunch but with the communion rites of a primitive tabernacle.
If one says to a,club member,
"Why    doesn't    charity     begin    at
home?" Why not a roof over your
own head?—the girl will compor-
Kcsidcnco goes up, something better
can be arranged." Another member,
mose, "Perhaps when the Women's
whose intelligence awes me into the
opinion could be rousedby the stud-
ciuict of prayer suggested favorable
ents who work with the taxpayers
in the summer months." Well, well,
from now on, it's the scenery alone
for me; I have always had ap ro-
found respect for Mr. Eden.
I feel I should also say that thc
waitresses iri r.ll places have been
'wilh the exception of the younger
exceptionally kind and courteous
cashier in the local tavern. She
surely must have been tired when
she was not only unreasonable but
impolite. Being also, somewhat fed
up, I mentioned thit to Mr. Underhill and Mr. JJrousson, the waitress
was being far t»o busy serving coffee to bother listening. Mr. Brousson ; &*& 100
on hearing that ordinary decent
people cared not at all to be classed
or treated like sorority clientele,
said he would sec. Old news to
business people! Many, like the
Editor of the News Herald probably
feel the university population is ebbing back to tho pre-war days, when
it represented a very slight percent
of the total provincial public.
Anyone interested in forming a wort-
shop in radio, drama^ sign shed provided on Radsoc bulletin board. Saturday, is the day. Time has not been
decided yet,
sivc party club will present Sid Zlotnik, UBC commerce graduate and provincial" committee member of lhe
LPP in Arts 204 Thursday at 1230
Speaking on the subject: "Communism and Social Democracy."
To anyone who thinks, because I
have resembled to some extent my
free swinging ancestors who made
thc Camera club to discuss plans fur
the coming year and thc salon in
March, Friday, February 4 in Arls 201.
scnts Dr, J, G. Endicott, former advisor to Chiang Kai-shek, speaking on
"China" Friday, February 4, 12:30 in
at 12:30 February 3.
meeting today at noon in Hut G4. Running shoes or stocking.soles necessary.
All welcome,
Thursday 12:30 in M3 Tango lessons;
1:30 in G4 practice session; Friday
12:30 in M5 Square dance lessens.
All sludents are welcome to thc practice   session,   and   any   sutdciit  wlvi
much   ground   in   Britain,   I   must , signs the list in the Quad will be \w
necessarily be a Communist, I have
this to say: Please, in general conversation, do not suggest—1. We
should have one church, etc. deli. That communism is good.
It's quite simple to ask me anything, as anyone can sec.
« Amen,
Helen   Elizabeth   Vise.
Tidifor, Daily Ubyss;y
Dear Sir:
With reference to Dr. Clark's
letter in yesterday's issue of the
paper, may I advise the aforementioned gentleman to concentrate less
on interfering in student elections
and more on setting Statistics exams which 85 percent of his students don't fail?
; corned to the lesson sessions.
will be cancelled on Friday; thc Mara
F'irncy Ballet group are giving a performance at that time. Monday's cure
cert will consist of "Rhapsody on ;,
theme by Paganini" by Rachmaninol!
and "Le D'Omphale" by Saint-Saens.
important meeting of all those interested in forming a World Government
discussion group. If you are interested but unable to attend you may leave
your name on the dask at anyUN
club meeting. Friday,, February 4.
noon, Hut A4. '
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Tuesday morning kindly return sarr,»
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It is nol. my usual policy to use these lines
lo air personal grievances; there is so .little
time and so much greater good is done by
using them to pass on words of wisdom to
my less- fortunate fellows. But the significance of the gnat wrong lhal. has been done
me goes farther I ban tlie mere denial of my
individual rights. It is a stench in Ihe nostrils
of free people,:-; a blotch on Ihe face of democracy. I refer ol course to yesterday's election in which I, as a member of Hie AMS
and a student in good standing, was denied
a vote. Ill
I presented myself bright find early at one
of the polling b loths and demanded a ballot
as any one will agree was my right.
"Could I see your AMS card, please," said
the fellow behind the lablo. There wa.s something evasive  a-id  shady   in  his  manner.
"Oh, you doti-'l. have to worry about me,
Everbyody kno\ \s who I am. I write a column
for The Daily Ubyssey. You've probably
seen it.   It's very good.   It's all about . . ."
"Yes, I read the first one, but I'll still
have to see your AMS card, please," the clod
interrupted. I began to suspect dirty politic.",
in this thing.
"If you must insist upon this nonsense," 1
replied, drawing; myself up to my full five
feet, "it just so happens that 1 don't have an
AMS card. You shall hove lo be content
with  un- driver's  lieeri e,"
"I'm very sorry, friend, but that won't do.
People who have not got. AMS cards just,
can't vole," he said nervously. He was beginning to feel ashamed of his dirty game,
"Ha, ha," I answered, pointing an accusing
finger, "discrimination against a minority
group, eh. 1 suppose if my skin was dark,
you'd  refuse to give nte a ballot."
"Book, Mr. Nowhere, I don't give, a damn
if your skin is green, I've got to see your
AMS card."
"Well, lhe truth of lhe matter i.s thai, a
fascist, with white hair took it from me. And
do you know what my crime was? DogV'ou
know what infraction of mine was interpreted
as a serious misdemeanour? What a mockery' What a flagrant, miscarriage of all iho
principles of . . ."
"You wore your dirty old coat in the .Brock
lounge. You can get your card back for the
asking. Now if you would mind bogging off
there are about 8000 other students who
would like to vote!
"How did you know?" I answered. Obviously the fellow had no manners,
I could see that the whole dirty business
was a vicious, plot to deprive me of a vote.
Well, I am determined to show them that
ihey were playing with dynamite.
J    rushed    quickly    over   to    the    AMS
offices,    I   would   beat   (hem   at   Iheir   own
"Young lady, if seems that iu o^der to
exercise mv democratic vote as a member
of this university, I have to possess a ducat
known as my AMS card. Give it to me
quickly, before; I expose you all as the dirty,
rotten machine that you are."
"Name, please?"
"I don't, think that is necessary. I'm well
known on thi* campus. I give of my wisdom
every week for the benefit of misguided,
uninformed students."
"I don't see your card here, Mr. Bewley,"
said the moronic girl.
"Enough of your flippancy, wench, my
name is Baines."
"Excuse me," she said.
"Ah, your tone is better'. I don't see how
an innocent girl like yourself every got'mixed
up in this whole dirty mess."
"Sign here, please," said tho poor girl.
Sho was quite obviously ashamed of her
association with these political monsters.
Having obtained the necessary card, I
rushed back to the same booth and again
demanded my ballot. The shady chap behind the desk handed me the ballots and
asked me to sign a sheet.
"So your strong arm men can reek vengeance upon me if your man does not get-
in, I suppose, Well, you can't frighten me, I
know my  rights."   With  that   I  marked  the
ballets wilh an X and  inserted
I is,a
m  in
by ray baines
the box. •
"There," I tossed al him, "try and work
your dirty tactics on my vote now. I've
marked my X and you and your whole
machine can't deprive me of my choice. It's
people like you who are a negation of a!1
the principles of freedom-loving, democratic-
thinking peoples who fight, yes, even (J;1
for ..."
"Did  you  read  the instructions?"  the fd-
low inquired with a sneer.
"Certainly I read the instructions," I tok
him, "do you think that with my knowled:;:.'
of the principles of democracy that I'm unfamiliar  with  the  techniques  of voting,   IV
you think for one minute that you can . , ,"
"It's a preferential ballot," he said wean!;.
"Of course it is," I answered, "and I marked cTn X opposite the man I prefer,"
"I'm afraid you've spoiled your ballot."
"Well, then, give me another!   I know my
rights as a student,   I've had about enough
of your discrimination, your political bad;:;er-
. ing and further , . ."
"One ballot to a voter," And with this he
turned to another student; a weaker, k.-s
informed mouse of a man who probably It,
himself, become victim, of thi.s vicious machine. I turn to you, the students. L<!
justice be done. Be! lhe world know of ti.e
denial of individual r'wht.s on our ves
campus. Thursday,   February  3,  1949.
Page, 3
Four Candidates Vie For
Junior Member Position
Freeman, McTaggart, Lee and
DeVooght To Fight for Junior Spot
1 here are four students in the running for Junior Member.
They are Al Freeman, Drew McTaggart, Bruce Lee and Peter
de Vooght.
For two years Pre-Med representative Freeman has extended his
extra-curricular activities into Radsoc, for whom lie is an announcer
with two years commercial radio to
hack ihm up. He is present, soph
member, and as such, has a fine record of practical achievements. Freeman served with USC and, in keeping with his reputation as
man,   confidently   announces
Tillie Rolsfon To
Address UBC PC's
The   Student   Labor   -   Progressive
Party   Club   will   present   Sid   Zlotnik,  UBC  graduate, speaking on  the
:in   idea [ subject "Communism and Social De-
that   heimocracy," today at 12:30 in Arts 204.
has   "big   plans   for   junior   members!
ne\t   veai
Drew McTaggart,
"Go-getter"     Mc-
|Taggart, is a member    of    the    ISS
Mr. Zlotnik, a provincial committee
member of the LPP, was one of the
founders and the first president of
UBC's Communist Forum, now named
thc Student LPP Club. While on the
campus he was active also in Canadian Legion Branch 72, Parliamentary
jommittee for stu- ' Forum and the annual Mock Parlia-
lent    scholarships,   nlfnt,
ind   a   sports   or-      A   graduate  of  the  Department  of
(,'anizer for the pre-   Commerce,   Mr.   Zlotnik   is   now   as-
jVled    Undergradu-   S0f:lated   with   the  Trade   Union   Re-
ite Association.        .tf„x.n Bureau.
McTnggart's   outside   interests   con-(«>	
tribute materially to his ability and
experience; he is vice-president of
the Junior Kiwanis. He leaves behind him a star-spangled record of
high school and university achievement, but eyes the near fultp-o with
confidence in his ability t■:> give, his
fellow-students  a  "new  dead"
Peter deVooght i.s a member of
Phi Delta Theta fraternity and a
member of the Big Block Club. He
has been prominent in track and
other  sports,
De Vooght graduated from Lord
Byn«   High   School.
He is a member of Inter-Fraternity
Council.   Ho  i.s  in his first y\n   law.
In the seconder's statement f'ir
Bruce Lee, his seconder, Don Urquhart.,  wa.s  honored   for  as  he  said!
Lee was a "man of integrity, expert-   cnt Liberal Club, will join with Phyl-
ence and   uncommonly good  sense.' J ];H Mebb and Ed Olsen on the panel.
Lee, before entering UBC, had ( The discussion will take place in
wide experience in executive posi- die Mayfair Room, Hotel Vancouver,
lions in high school and has a large at 8 p,m. An admission charge of 2.r>
interest'  in  campus  activities. cents will be made.
Six Candidates In
Secretarial Race
A surprise candidate arose from the folds of the campus
in the person of Bob Currie when he filed his nomination pa )ers
icn secretary
Claire Green has $> — , -    	
been   active   in   all
phases   of   campus
(activity     for     the
Take Over
Town Meeting
University of B. C. students
will take over Town Meeting
in Canada radio program on
Thursday, February 3, with
an all-student panel discussion.
The Town Meeting series, rebroadcast weekly at 8:30 p.m. Saturday
over CJOR, is carried on a Dominion
network with an estimated listening
audience of two million  persons.
Thursday night's meeting, featuring
four UBC students, will have as a
topic for the panel discussion: "Is the
rii.sing  Generation  Going Socialist?"
Don Corbctt and Tom Franck, stud-
East Indian and
Plants Sister in
Soph Running
Frene Ginwala pert East Indian
candidate for sophomore member is
at UEC owing to the race laws of
South Africa.
During her short
jtay in India she
was school president and a scholarship student. Before coming to
Canada Miss Ginwala studied for a
|lime   in   England.
'A't-UBCTshe is active in thc IRC
•and is an executive of one of the
Phrateres sub-chapters.
Miss Ginwala has appeared as a
speaker before the United Nations
society, the Civil Liberties Union and
the  Women's  School   I'or  Citizenship.
Another big change is in store I'or
Frene next year when she will enter
the Faculty of Applied Science a.s a
future  Chemical   Engineer.
Elva Plant, younger sister of treasurer incumbent, Paul Plant offers herself for election as sophomore member
with an already made record,
In her first year Elva is already
vice-president, of Frosh, Secretary of
the Evergreen Bowl Committee, and
is on the Pep Club executive.
Miss Plant is also active in Phrateres and is an enthusiastic and accomplished grass hockcyist.
Elva attended Prince of Wales and
Magee High Schools.
Pat Taylor who is in his first year
Arts and Science is going to go on in
Pure Science. Coming from Toronto
three years ago he attended University Hill high-school where he was
president  of  Students Council.
Most students at UBC will remember Pat's scholastic record from last
year's junior matriculation results
where he topped the results for the
Taylor is the son of Professor Tommy Taylor of the department of Biology and Botany. Professor Taylor,
a graduate of the Arts class of '2fi j
from UBC is himself a student councillor.
Coordinator For Minty,
Cumming Or Thurston
Three UBC students tossed hats in
the ring Mednesday for thc job of
juggling  social   books  next  year.
Thc race for co-ordinator of activities arc: George Cummings, Bob
Thurston  and Norman Minty.
Thurston's many campus activities
included participation in Flood Relief, pep meets, and Evergreen Bowl
and Mardi Gras organization.
At the present time he i.s treasurer
of the inter-fratenrity council on the
campus  and   also  vice-president  of
the Western Regional IFC, which
embraces 20 western states and B.C.
Minty has been active in the Forestry Club and the 1948 SCM cabinet, for which he is business manager. His wide background of participation in student and youth
affairs includes co-organization of
lhe UBC dance club, membership
in high school Student Councils,
and the YMCA, for whom he was a
section director wild later a councillor.
George Cumming, diminutive Vic-
.torian, served two years on Victora
College council, a.s junior member
and treasurer. Continuing his interest in student life at UBC, he has
been a potent force in numerous executive committees, including those
of the Homecoming and Mardi Gras,
serving in the latter a.s treasurer.
Not content with his load of activities, Cumming works off some of
his surplus energy on lhe football
fields, is a commerce man and n
member of Beta Theta Pi.
Telephone Book
Deliverers Wanted
Applications are now being accepted by the Employment Bureau for
jobs delivering B.C. Telephone Co.
The work will start about February
la and continue for about two weeks.
A car would be helpful but it is not
absolutely necessary.
Further information is available at
'.he- Employment Bureau office in Hut
Gals! Men!
The  Aero  Club Offers
• Use of Link Trainer
• 12 hours dual flying
• 18 hours solo flying
The total cost is only $ 15.00 up
UBC Areo Club Link Trainer Room
NW Basement oi* Armories
' Any Noon Hour
I past two years. As
Secretary of Pre-
Med she represents
that organization
in USC as committee co-ordina-
She is a rnembet ol both the Players Club and the Radio Society. She
i.s now secretary of Open House
y&k&t' Shirley Manning
served for some
time with thc
Pub. Board. Latei
she wa.s active in
several other cam-
jpus organizations
15he is now a mem-
loer of the Racisoc
She is in tnircl year Arts.
Frank Sczcnclo, candidate for soph
member, has been a YMCA council
lcr and has been a member of the
United Nations Association. His seconder's statement says that he is
a "keen, co-operative, hardworking
siudent   interested  in student   govern-
The other candidates include Marjorie McDonald, Willa McKinnon.
Shirley Manning, Kay MacDonald and
Claire Green.
Kay MacDonald,
active member of
I ihe Musical Society, is also a 3rd
year-   Artswoman.
During her high
school career she
liei'vecl as secretary of the student body.
She. is majoring in English.
Gamma Phi Beta
Willa MacKinnon
has been seen for
the last few years
lancing in the
Mardi Gras Chorus
She  is very  active
,    -yV
Sporty   Attitude
n campus
:md is well
th e
Wanted to buy a tennis or bad-
mintan repair out. See Mr. Wood in
the   UBC   Gym   Equipment   Room.
This Week
Totem '48
If you have a stub from thc  1048 Totem, please
pick up your copy now in AMS Office.
12:2,0    Mr. II. S. Malik Indian High
Commissioner   to   Canada—-Arts   100
12::J0    LPP Sid Zlotnik—Arls 20(i
12:.">0    I'ood  Technology  Club,  films
K:2,0    ironic  Ec.  Rail Brock
12:.'!0 Panto-Pacific Ballot
12:20 Civil Liber* es Union--A^to  100
:!:.'?() WUS  Dai.ce  — Brock
S:00 Basketball  Seattle vs Thunderbirds—Gym
SOU    Basketball Seattle vs Thunderbirds—Gym
!'.IM)    Basketball  Dance
sponsoree   by h'adsoe Brock
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too! Sizes 41- to !) L> AAA to B
.... fashion leaders say "the Opera Pump
in black suede i.s the most, important shoe
in your dress wardrobe." Because of its
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new clothes. Sizes Irom a lo  10 AAA  to C.
YAXCOUVKK'S  KASIl It >.\ CKYll.'l- Page 4
lav,  February
Braves Meet Cardinals
In N
Stop Press
'Mural Skiers Plan Meet
INTRAMURAL SKIING, the chance for all of the novice plankmen of the campus to try their
hand, gets away on the .slopes of Grouse Mountain next week. 'Mural officials have asked that
all Entries for the event be handed in by February 7. A four-man team i's required from
each group.
Af Brightman New Coach
Of Visiting Seattleites
, With time for a breather in
the Evergreen conference race
j|or hoop honors this weekend,
*;the Thunderbirds of UBC take
"jon the Seattle University
^Chieftains this Friday and
-Saturday in the UBC gym.
The Seattle club is an independent,
»playing all its games outside of any
conference limitations. Last December the 'Birds suffered a two-game
loss at the hands of the Chieftains on
winner's floor, and the 'Birds will
Jhe out for blood tomorrow night.
Al Brightman, former playing coach
for the Seattle pro club, is the now
coach at Seattle U. Brightman brings
with him a vast knowledge of hoop
tactics and the fans al this weekend's
battle can expect to see something
out of the ordinary.
A lot is going to be expected of the
'Bird hoopers this weekend, though.
after their,, performance al Fiellimdiam
Saturday nighl.
There, in a road game, usually  the
'Birds most disastrous, they displayed
more   second   half   drive    than    lluy
i^at  any  previous  time  this: year.
If the ■&N^PTn^,^wU«il^^lic:la''1 lhl's
fault, a lot of good baskeibalPr* to be
expected in the remainder ol the\sea-
The 'Birds have a good chance this
weekend, IF . . . Dave Campbell can
repeat his performance of Saturday
night, if James McLean can keep
putting those sweet left-handed pushes
from the centre block.
And also if Big John can keep
coming through with those centre
dunk shots, if the whole team will
stop relying too heavily on John's
talents in the bucket, and also if the
club will begin to sink some of their
Ivee shots.
,        Editor This Issue
Entries Open
Ski Meet In
Sciencemen Prepare To Capture
Meet For Second Straight Year
Nineteen  forty-nine version of the  Intramural Ski Meet
planned   for  Sunday,   February   13,  on  Grouse  Mountain,
commencing' a
t 10::>,<) a.m.
organizations   wishing   to   enter
oinpetiiion   are   require'1   to   .'''-
air   men   for   Ihe   eoin;,iele   team.
•'( oruarv   i.
Scieiieemen v. 111 he out to capture I Manning, leading his Sciencemen
tin- meet as '|,,,y (|K| \us\ year but the mates to the narrow victory over the
going \\al| |K, tnugh. Competition is Phi Kappa Pi entry, just managed to
be stiff but all interested muster a few more points than his
ns are asked to sign up for their | closest   rival,   a   contestant   from   the
; s'-uri-j   t
Roundup of
Night Games
UBC /Thunderbird Hockey team
slaughtered New Westminster Cubs
7-3 Wednesday night in a game that
garnered the college blademen four
coveted points.
Outstanding stick handlers Bobby
Koch and Bill Husband netted the
puck twice' apeice for the winners,
while Haas Young, Jim Rowledge,
and Terry Nelford each slipped one
goal  past the Frasertown custodian.
•JU ^u u*
UBC Braves lost a thriller to New
Westminster Luckies 56-53, losing the
lead in the last minute of the game.
Instead of freezing the ball when
they were leading 53-52, Braves played it out only to be sabotaged by two
breakaways by the winners.
In the Chiefs-Eagletime contest,
which saw 45 free shots awarded to
the Varsity squad of which only 19
were sunk, Eagletime walked away
wilh the laurels by a 82-66 score.
'Mural Swim
To Start
On Monday
Eliminations for the coming
Intramural swimming meet are
scheduled to be held at the
Vancouver Crystal Pool on
Monday, February 7 at 3:0C
All weeding out of competitors will
bo held on the Monday, with absolu-
lel.v no late heats being run off for
anyone, no matter what the excuse
may  be.
Rules are stiff all round. Anyone
who is not on time for their respective  events  will   be  disqualified   with
 - ■--  ~      | no   comeback.   All   interested   parties
Don   Manning   was   the   individual I lmd   better   be  there  on   time  if  they
v.ant   points  I'or  Iheir clubs.
Entries must be in to the Intramural office not later than Friday,
February -1. There wishing to enter
the classics may pick up thoir entry
forms at  the same place.
Finals for the meet will be held
the following Saturday, February 12
at  8 o'clock  at the Crystal  Pool.
Hour Contest
Ole's Hoopsters Out To Win
After Hectic Game Last Tuesday
UBC Braves, just relumed from their southern trip to
Washington where they lost to Mount Vernon Junior College
Cardinals 59-47 in a hectic tilt Tuesday evening in the winners'
gym, will play host to the Cardinals Thursday in Ihe Varsity
Gymnasium in a return match at 12:30 today.
For Mural
! champ   ol   the   meet   last  season,   but
tl:e ou'rwiiO of the future session wo'l
ri'iimjolo  team,    be   hard   to   tell   until   lhe   last   spray
has    ueen    set    I'or j of snow  has settled   from  the  gliding
I Norvan   Club.
Games cancelled
Gymnasium        T.T. vs.
Field House     P.E. 3 vs.
H. Ec, A vs.
H. Ec. B vs.
Arts 3 v.s.
A ts IB vs.
In an attempt to match thc lessor
teams in UBC with like squads from
across the border, Graduate Manager of Athletics, Ole Bakken, arranged with the Mount Vernon quintet for the home-and-home series
which will be finished off today in the
noon hour.
Hopes are high that the precedent
set by this move may cause other
clubs in the Skagit Valley Junior
College League of which Cardinals are
one of the more active members, to
participate in similar series with local competition.
Although the brand of basketball
down south is fast, rough, free-playing style, Bakken feels that once the
locals get used to that type of play,
they will be able to ),1bld their own.
The different stylt/^f ball was one
of lhe chief reasons lor the defeat of
thc Braves Tuesday. Although Bakken's boys were on the ball all night,
they just couldn't master their opponents ways.
Taking the lead in the first few
minutes of the contest, Cardinals
continued to widen it for the remainder of the game, never letting the
locals get within distance until the
last five minutes.
As if the 26-17 half time score
wasn't enough to satisfy them, Mount
Vernon forged ahead with even more
hustle in the last canto, keeping well
ahead of the Braves.
Trailing way behind Hearing thc
final whistle, new vigor seemed to
come to the Redmen, capitalizing on
a few well-earned opportunities to
chalk up 10 points in the final five
minutes of tho match, making thc
official score 59-47 for the Washington
But with Mount Vernon travelling
to the Varsity Gym for their second
encounter with Braves, it is expected
that the locals will make a better
No matter what the final outcome
may be, Bakken promised a game
well worth the slight 10 cent admission
charge. A large turnout will almost
ensure similar engagements from
other Junior Colleges across the line.
"•'''yC^A'R'ETT'E  •
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