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The Ubyssey Jan 22, 1952

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The Ubyssey
NO 39
Austrians Shock
Innocent Parents
The Austrian students who will give a musical program in
the old gym at 12:30 today, gave several innocent parents a shock
Saturday when they landed on doorsteps and announced they
were staving for a few days.    ®
Arriving Saturday morning, tired
and In need of rest, the troup of
The   Ubyssey   has   vacancies
for three more reporters    and
two deskmen, It was announced
loday by managing editor Alex
Reporters do not necossarly
have to have had any previous
experience. Hut they must he
willing to  work.
Anyone willing to pitch In and
help put oufihe Ubyssey should
contact either executive editor
Al  Goldsmith   or  MacGlllivray.
Tliey cui be found In the publication board offices in the
Brock basement.
12 discovered that there were not
enough billets for them.
NFiCl'S committee hustled up
some addresses of students who
had promised accommodations "lt
the group was in a pinch."
Taking the students at their word
the committee dropped the Austrians at the homes of unsus'pict-
Ing  parents.
Householders were so sympathetic that one family of five (with
only two bedrooms) now finds itself the host of two entertainers.
•Arriving this morning from Wood-
fibre", where- they spent the past
day, the goodwill tour will give a
preview to UBC students.
Greeted enthusiastically during
their 'performances here ln the
previous two visits, the students
will give a full program of lively
musical and dance numbers called
from the folkways of all Austria.
Tickets for "Greetings from Vienna,"  are only  25c.
ln the evening the group will
perform in the Auditorium.
Timid Profs Risk
World Disaster
If we are not faced with the ultimate disaster of a. World
War Three, it would appear that we must live almost indefinite*
ly in a world churned by historys most frightening ideological
Behind the obvious facade of a
mankind apparently sleepwalking
toward -annihilation, the war of
l<h*ir mm$WtMK''r* "fl00* «*«•«*
slogans turned loose by a million
printing 'presses, screamed across
the alr-wavee, entrenched in tbe
motion pictures, and sputtered
from the poatrmm of countless
iiectlng halls.
Yet revolutionary Communism exercises an ever-growing sway over
the "underprivileged" two-thirds oi
humanity to whom the dream of a
proletarian dictatorship means a
extra bowl of rice and a hatchet
In the back for the landlord.
While we devastate our economies snarl social progress and breed
j hate with a fiendish re-armament,
Confronted hy this overpowering j Communism   spreads   swiftly   and
, lood,  we  find  Lt  hard to  oelleve captivates the sub-terranean minds
that  revolutionary Communism  ls of the illiterate millions while al-
anything   more   than   a   ruthless' most keeping pace with our arms
swindle planned by international
bandits with Moscow headquarters
whose ultimate ad is a mankind lu
chains subservient to their slight
est whim.
In Moscow, it must equally difficult to believe that Western Democracy ls not the simple-minded
race und making at leant a super*
flclal show of economic improvement.
Whether we are winning the
arms race or not, we are certainly
losing the ideological war.
In the face of such a situation
one would expect our universities
tool of Wall Street money-lenders to provide the forthright Ideological
•who dream of setting the world on! leadership which has become dell re so that their henchmen, can ga- pcrately necessary If we are to
titer In Ihe loot. survive.
Looks To Philosophers
Such leadership must come from
the philosphers, the political scientists, the sociologists, the psychologists,  the  economists.
Yet, what do we find?
Philosophers have resigned themselves to an endless procession of
students who will memoriae the required -subject matter for examlu
atlons and saunter out in the world
happily forgetting all.
Accordingly, they have tailored
their courses to fit the customers.
Perhaps if students could be
made to realize what would happen j
If one accepted the metaphysics of
Plato, or Hegel or Sipinoza . . .
Perhaps . . . but why not ??
Our economists drone at vast
length about a theoreotlcal free
economy and pretend that they
luave   analysed   the   conditions   af
fecting trade. '•
Naturally, they can't find the
forces. They have been "thwarted"
hy actual existent conditions so
they patch up their theories, put the
students soundly asleep, and go
home contented to a well-earned
din tier.
Sociologists luave made a fairly
through analyses of the forces
which are tedrlng aipart our social
institutions and of the powers re-
enforcing them. They talk sadly
about Che passing of religion as a
force, about the Inevltlfuble changes
in the family but they never seem
to ask how the social forces at
work might be channeled to build
naw institution*) more adequate for
today's world.
We could go on and on in this
vol n.
Intellectual leaders  Timid
Hut the i>olnt has heen made.
Tho principal characteristic of our
inte.llocrt.ual leaders is: Timidity.
There are places in North America where professors have good rea-
son to be timid. Alternative action
is likely to bring dismissal and
possible jnll terms for contempt
nf  some   in vestigia tor  or  other.
lint I MSC has yet to reduced to
the jelly-like condi/tlon of sonit
contemporary American in.stitn
lions. Freedom of thought is still
a cherished possession nnd it is .1
I»11 y that almosi nobody is pre
pared   to  utilize   it.
Probably ihe most effective ex
ample or the local timidity is I'llC's
uttlliulu  toward   rcUjjIon,
Uellglon    is.   a    powerful    vital'
force-  'in   every   sense   id   controls'
the lives of bet ter than two out ot
three  billion  men.
Whether tihis is good or ill is
not the immediate question,
It l,s fa at and i,t must be understood.
Yet our university administrators refuse ' to touch the question
for fear of antagonizing some huddle  of  tax-payers  or other.
Kven the harmless suggestion
lhal a course in comparative religions ought to be instituted met
with  stony  silence from  the  whole
Presumably the faculty recoils-
ni/.es the ludh'roii-iiioss of tin* silit-
utinii but it does nothing lo right,
it. i
Critter Coon Gets Treed
Amd &*-*'
THE UBYSSEY'S trained 'coon treed at las., faces the baying hounds with a snarl. Yesterday the fierce little critter escaped from his lair in the lower chambers of the Brock.
(A sabatouefr hatl unlddsed his cage.) 'Members of the Spm-ts Department, aided by bloodhounds and engineers, finally trapped him 1:1 his favorite tr^e, conveniently locate^ outside the Old Gym. Photographer Joe Quan caught the action just befpre the collar was
once more slipped around the unruly 'coon's scrawny neck. Mr. Coon is back in his cage
on the editorial page.
UBC Third
In Cup Tug
Manitoban Orators Win
Trophy In Fine Fashion
UBC came third in the McGoun Cup contest for university
debating supremacy after trying for two hours to convince
judges that  'Western Rearmament  is  Detrimental  to World
Scoring   a  perfect   eight   points, 1
Lack Of Pledge Payments
Blocks Gym Completion
Need Grad
Nothing  Can  Be  Done  Until
We Get  $4000  Says  Duclos
Chairman of lhe Development Fund, Gerry Duclos, reported at last Friday's meeting of the fund committee that very
little can he done at the present time because of a lack oi
money in the Gym Fund.
Engineers took over the grad
class executive at the elections
held Friday noon in the auditorium.
Threo scieneomen were e'ei't-
ed to top positions on the executive—Stjiart Mooney, president, Newman Cornish, Vice-
president and Danny Starko-
wleh, secretary.
Lone man upholding other
faculties on the campus Is Bob
Ohatley, A commerce student,
who was elected treasurer,
Members of the grad class at
the meeting also heard an address by Mr, (!. Letson, presi-
den tol' the Alumni Association.
So far the committee lias contacted the following groups in efforts to raise money to finish otf
the gym and build the swinvniins
pool, The H.C. Government, Tho
Kmpires Game facilities Commit-
ion  aud   the  city  council.
.^peaking of the gym fund pledges
.Mr. Duclos said " *iipprrr-|iii \j0fl]'
S-inoo have still he to collected.
The committee will endeavour one;*
more to collect, these pledges, I Hit
because so many students have
changed their addresses it Is impossible to contact them personally.
"Student who have pledges out-i
standing are asked to pay them
now at the AMS office in the Brock
01* by mall because until they are
paid we are unable to go ahead
•din  plans to finish  the llvm."
Special Rates
For Students
In a gesture of Good-will, Famous Artists Corp, announced today
t special .-indent rate for their con-
If you wish to attend any of the
attractions sponsored by the "Famous Artists," leave or phone your
name to the box office at Kelly's.
Unsold tickets will be held to.**
you, providing you phone in the
day of the .concert to check on
ticket sales. Tickets can then be
picked up at the door of the concert  I'or "."ic.
Manitoba won at both L'UC and the
home front.
University of Saskatchewan cams
second with seven points; University of Alberta, last with no points.
UHC had one point.
Manitoba's team of Stirling Lyon
and Conrad Wryzykowski took the
negative in Brock L/ounge against
UBC's Ron Cheffins and Jeff Turner.
UBC received a complete whitewashing when they lost .1-0 to the
Manitobans. • ,
Joan Snape and Tom Franck who
represented UBC at the U. of
Saskatchewan managed to make
one point.
During the debate here Friday,
the Manitobans asserted the Russia was gunning for war even if
only iby proxy.
Lyon said there were only three
possible ways of attaining peace.
He claimed these were through
submission to Russia, relying only
on UN or collective security which
he believed was the only feasible
UBC debators tried to explain
that Russia neither wanted a war
nor was in a position to start a
war. *
"NATO is contradiction to the
UN charter," Ron Cretfins instated.
He claimed that USA was spending 45 per cent of her budget to
rearm   while   giving   only   slight
Bartok Cycle
Music Treat
Proving that modern music cart
he not only Ustenable but also ln
intensely moving experience, four
young American musicians gave a
positively electrifying performance
of the complete Bela Bartok Quartet Cycle on Thursday and Friday
The four members of the Juilliard String Quartet, Robert Mann,
Robert Koff, Raphael Hillyer and
Artihur Winograd, gave ample evidence 'of the two prime requisites
of the Interpretation of Bartok's
music; superb virtuoso technique
and a profound understanding of
and sympathy for the music they
With complete and masterful
control they illuminated every
minute detail of these extremely
complex scores, while infusing
the whole of each Quartet with a
bold vigorous and unified conception. They received one of tho
most rousing ovations at the end
of the cycle, that has ever been
given in this city, but perhaps tbe
highest tribute paid to telr musicianship wa*s the husbed and awe-
inspired silence which Immediately preceeded It.
aid  to countries ln  dis-
"If we were engaged in an arma
race with Russia we could really
show them something," claimed
"NATO Is nothing but ,the strong
arm of UN," thu .Manitoba team Insisted.
Turner said the Czechoslavaltlan
nit mat ion would not' have oocured
if the west had given aid Instead of
Manitoba now competes with
Eastern Canada winner in a series
for the Governor-General's Trophy,
AMS College Shop
In Brock Office
To Open Up Soon
AMS is opening a new College Shop at their offices in the
In addition to the regular
line of pins and crests, several
new items of merchandise will
on sale. Arrangements have
been completed for a new UBC
sweater*—a white cardigan with
blue and gpld sj*ip<§„M ,#f
left sleevf.
Sweaters may be oreittM iiy till'
dents on payment of a SO per cent
deposit of the retail price ot fi.OO.
All new items must be purchased
on an order basis since the AM8
cannot afford to risk having an expensive Inventory on hand. Delivery on the sweater is promised
within 10 days to 2 weeks.
Negotiations are also underway
to have a new UBC tie manuiM*-*
tared, and It ls expected that orders will ibe taken for these within
the next week.
Plans for a die to be struck-for a
gold ring depicting the university
crest are also underway.
Ring will sell for $12 to $20 depending on the weight desired.
In response to many request* the
office Is trying to have available
hand-embroidered metallic thread
university crest similar to the regimental crests of various military
units and organizations.
Messengers Prove
Valuable' Contact
A valuable contact with other.
student bodies throughout th©
world-, may be effected by the Mes
sengers, the touring group of
French students who invaded UBC
campus last fall. ISS hopes that
tho Messengers may be able to
clarify dealings and communications   with   foreign   universities.
Ascent Of F-6" On Aud. Stage Wed day
DON'T MISS the Knulish Department   presenilation  Iho "Ascent  of   I'll"   in   the  Auditorium
toiilto  and   tomorrow   nklu.
if.        if.        if,
FILMSOC is runniuu' a Tree
show this afterpoon al l-Clo in
■thf Auditorium. The films
"Home, the Klernal City" and
"Ftmland    anil    Belsuini."   aro
he ini!'    - 'low il    I hroii'/.h    the    co-
npora.t ion  of   llie   li.C,   Klec! ric.
and    Can    American    Airwa\s.
•Y-        *        *
seniin**, Mr. W. (i. I lurch HC-
l-T spenlimy on Quality Cruis-
in*.'.  al   noon   in   |-'(i   loo.
* -Y- #
THE GLEE CLUB will hold
an iinporiant meelini; Wednesday and Friday n-iivlils of this
*■** eek ell 7 -All members are
iial.oi!  lo  turn out.
if. if. if.
THE." CCF CLUB will present
> ■■ ci* villi : iu i\\ 1; 1 ■• > 1, .,i
1 . :l 0:1 W'.-il 111* day. Mr. Ain-
I *. '-■ i'i l'i-.iK on "The Threat
of   Soei.il   Credit.''
if. If. if.
liioloj-vy Club will he held 011
Wed nisht iit s p.m. in Hrock
Kail. Dr. T. Taylor of the Botany Dept. and .Mr. R. F. Scott
of the Alaska Fidi and (ia*me
clUh will discuss "Alpine Flam
aud Carina.' There will lie colored slides, films and refreshments non -mouthers will he
dm rued "ae admission.
.f. if. if.
PEARKES VC. Ml' will spe.uk
on "Canada ami lhe UN" Wed,
al. C'.;.:o in Arts) 100. Mr, Peark
es has recently returned from a
Coitifernce of Western Nations
in Paris, llis statement that
Kuropo needs economic and
technical assistance instead or
infantry and armoured troops.
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POOS will meet in the Hrock
iit noon tod ty. The pntpo.se t
Hellhmhani invasion this Friday ni.n'ht will lie Ihe top topic
ou  lhe  a.uenda.
if. if. if.
DON'T FORGET lhe free
sport's movie ia Physics *jno at
noon Wed, The second half of
lasit weeks film "Basketball at
Oklahoma A KM will he shown,
.lack Prom fret will conduct a
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JAZZ SOC's favorite Jazz
personage, Miles Davis, will be
'Presented for them in a record
discussion by Martin Toren in
the Hrock Double .Comttniittee
Room, today art  12: ISO.
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Ounce Oluh will meet Wed. at
noon in IkVC   I. Page Two
Tuesday, January 22, 195
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News Editor, V. Fred Edwards; City Editor, Mik? Ryan; CUP Editor,
Sheila Kearns; Women's Editor, Florence McNeil; Une Arts Editor,
John Brockington; Copy Editor, Jean Smith; Director of PUhotography
Bruce Jaffray; Senior Editors: Sheila Kearns, Elsie Gorbat, Denis Blake;
Editorial Writers: Joe Schlesiuger, Chuck Coon and Dot Auerbach.
Letters to the Editor should be restricted to 150 words. The Ubyssey
reserves the right to cut letters and cannot guarantee to publish all
letters received.
Social Rot
T|HTC government has decided to stand behind the CBC in
Us fight for freedom of expression on the air and the
issue seems likely to disappear as suddenly as it was raised.
We suspect, however, that it ought not to be allowed
to disappear until the deep social rot which resulted in its
beihg raised has been thoroughly analysed.
The issue, it will be remembered, was raised by religious
bigots who objected to the talks by some of the world's top
thinkers (including Bertrand Russell and Fred Hoyle) which,
they felt, impinged upon their beliefs.
The United Church of Canada demanded the right to
have speakers standing by to answer these gentlemen every
time such a speech was made. The Roman Catholic Church de-
manded complete censorship of such talks. The Progressive
Conservative Party backed them.
We note that the United Church did not suggest that
Lord Russell should stand by and blast them after every
Sunday sermon and we note that the Roman Catholic Church
did not suggest that Fred Hoyle should have the right to
censor their broadcasts.
They would probably protest that there are many Christians in Canada and few followers of Lord Russell in Canada.
But they forget that truth is not tested by popular vote and
progress is made only through questioning beliefs.
ft is high time that Canadians woke up to the dangerous
intolerance of their religious leaders and took steps to smarten
them up.
Chaos Ahead?
THE collapse of Coalition will probably come as a surprise
only to residents of Soviet Siberian monasteries. Certainly, it has been due for a long time.
But the immediate cause of the split can orily be described
as wretched. Mr. Anscomb was sent to Ottawa with authority
to dicker with Mr. Abbott. The agreement would later be
ratified by both governments. Mr. Anscomb completed his
job and agreed with Mr. Abbott to make it public Thursday
morning when he would foe back in Victoria and the report in
the hands of the premier.
Mr. Anscomb's plane was grounded by bad weather and
he couldn't get home but the agreement was kept.
Mr. Johnson termed the result a "breach of accepted
procedure" and sacked Mr. Anscomb.
How much better it would have been simply to point out
iliat Mr. Anscomb has repeatedly expressed disagreement
with the government and that, therefore, he could no longer
stay in the cabinet.
When the name-calling is over, we shall be faced with
an election.
Coalition has not been popular: hospital insurance, sales
tax, dubious "deals" with our natural resources have left the
public with a nasty taste in its mouth.
Name-calling won't help.
The CCF is shot with internal unrest and now Tom Uphill
has announced that he wants to form a Labor Party, thereby
wrecking the CCF for quite a while. Social Credit is attracting
a rather frightening number of Tories and the Conservative
Party is tottering anyhow.
Another Liberal government looks likely if the Liberals
can pull themselves together, find some forthright leadership,
and plan an acceptable program.
If not, we din probaJbly look forward to a reign of chaos
with a legislature split into a handful of warring segments.
Dental Plates
Tn HE BC College of Dental Surgeons is carrying its fight to
mantain its fat profits on dental plates a bit too far.
A certain city dentist offered in newspaper advertisements to make and fit dentures at the same prices offered by
dental mechanics.
He has been threatened with the loss of his licence.
"A pernicious situation would develop if every dentist
started printing large advertisements to beat the other fellow
at his own game," a spokesman for the dental college bristled
Coming from the dentists, who have been beating the
pulblic and the dental mechanics at the game for years the
statement Ls incongruous if not slightly ludicrous.
It i.s true that it would hardly be appropriate for the
medical profession to commercialize a health service to a degree where throat-culling competition would be the order of
the day.
However, when $80 dental plates aro being sold to the
public at 150, il i.s time one member of the dental profession
took the lead and lowered prices to a sensible level.
We have laws against cartels and trusts and other similiar
conspiracies. Somebody should have a look into which category BC dentists fit.
(Editor's Note: The following is. a comment by Mr.
Coon on Uie use of horse-
meat for human consumption.)
This the first in a series
of articles dealing with this
meaty subject. Further articles will follow . on the
various sides of the issue.
This article will deal with
Che effects of eating hoi'Heuneat
upon an individual. It will attempt to denelgh serious accus-
taions agaipst Its use In th-3
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well qualified to discuss the
subject, having actually eaten
horse-meat himself. He lias also
lived in a home for a number
of  years.
The author is also able to
look at the question ln the light
of cold scientific Inquiry for lie
has never ridden a horse. Nor
does come from the prairies.
Nor do any of his friends own
horsemeat shops.
He does not believe ln horsing around. He has nover had
a hoarse throat. None of hJs
relatives are ln the blacksmith
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Ihis series is scheduled to appear within the next few years.
It will he concerned with the
e-flfects of Vancouver /horse-
meat eaters on the parl-niutual
wickets at Toronto's Woodbine race track where horses
race ln horse races.
Its a sure thing.
Any further Ideas on the matter will ty) gratefully received.
Address them to the Horsomeat
editor, The Ubyssey, Brock
Horsetneat Is served excluslv-
ly at all meet 1 nigs of the. Varsity
Indoor Club. Horse racing, Hobby horses. Pin tilie Tail on the
Horse and Dobbin Rummle
have all heen added to the Ust
of VIC activities.
ip t**f*» fp
pouring in to the VIC office.
Moinbqrshlp is mounting rapidly. There are so nuany one hundred dollar hills for membership fees, that the staff has had
to feed them to the Horse thrtt
yon  pin the tail on.
A special hoard has been set
up to soreen the checker and
chess players for reactionary
ideas. The red squares on the
checker and chess boards have
heen replaced by white ones.
And now back to Mr. Coon-
I like horsemeat.
Club Picks
Spring Play
Miss Joy coglilll, director ot
UBC's Player's Club has announced the Club's choioe for it's
Spring production. Prom Miarch
liith to Tini Shakespeare's immortal comedy, "Much Ado Aibou.t
NuMiing'' will be viewed by stu
dents, Faculty and the general public.
Tentative plans are to have performances on the 19th and a matinee on the 20th for the student
hexly. The evening perfomances on
the 2iiith and tlio 21st wUl be reserved for the Faculty and the
■;enonal  public.
Tin* casting announced by Miss
Coghill   is  as   follows:
.lo'inne Walker, Bill Ferguson,
Uiruen Odling, Dave Molllett,
Doris Clilleott, Tom Shorthouse,
Louise de Vick, Ralph McPhee,
Hob Woodward, "Mutch," I^en
Lank. Walt Pettis, Neil Carson,
Diulley Colt.art, Don Withrow, Al
bi'i-l   Simpson,   Vic   Mitchell.
As yet. the lead parts have nol
been decided upon with many of
th*' new members showing great
talent for Shakespeare's plays.
More nows is to he expected from
our Player's Club as rehearsals
ih'-giii and work gets under way
once more.
hast week *and the week before editorials appeared In this
paper written by students on a
theme thut becomes more faani-
lair with each pissing day. To-
day a huge lecture room was
tilled to overflowing as student and faculty members
crowded to hear the words of a
Swiainl directed to further con-
•ildenatlons of that same theme.
Tomorrow the room will be
crowded again.
We have indulged ln conversation recently with experts
and authorities of one sort or
another, both on the campus
and  off,  who  are  concerning
themselves more directly wLUi
that theme than ever before.
Among them are Included writers, scientist!* and teachers.
• The tlieime cannot be classified as oilier then spiritual.
And while it cannot be defined
HilKM.'tflcially or in any sectarian
sense as a orusade or a reformation or as any other dramatic manifestation of concerted
spiritual aoblvlty, it ls by reason of tile multitude of small
evidence, a reial force ln our
society today.
Tlio Swami Shiviananda 1b
not talking to capacity audiences of Yogia advocates. Hie
appeal  Is to those who want
•  •  •
DURING our travels we have been surprised to find
that even placid anA conservative UpC has its little
Latest whodunit Is "Thy Mystery of the Writing on the Wall"
or "Who Brow the Qariloaturea on the Shakespeare C*ass' Black-
Perhaps the title Is long-winded but every so often members
or the Shapespeare class enter HiMl at 9:30 a^m. to find a souped-
up version of Romeo and Juliet staging them In the face.
Latest drawing was of Corlolanua   (the  present play  being
studied). Tbe secretive cartoonist deplctod Raman hero Corlolanus
coming home with his laurel wreath awry and his fond mother
brandishing a rolling pin lu his face.
Maybe Lhe great dramatist is turning over In his grave but he
should ihe pleased that one of his aesthetic fans appreciates him
enough to sneak In during the early morning hours and bring the
Immortal heroes to life.
The old* varsity saying that no student has earned his degree
until he has mastered the bridge conventions, seems to be back ln
New bridge club organizer Aaron Muscovite, has only one kick.
Qf the 2!) members In his group only two aro female. The future
Culbertson promiaaa that lie has men of any and every variety. Any
Also on the bridge scene is the sorority bridge tournament that
Pan-Hellenic sponsors annually.
* * *
For those interested In femme hoopsters comes the n&ws that
UBC Thunderettes are out of their league play-offs because they
diidn't got their registration ln on time.
Informed sources say basketball star Eleanor Cave has received
offers from competing teams, (incidentally, she refused.)
Rumor Inns it that poaching may he iu tho air.
I'm* a man who's not interested in women or hypnosis, Swami
Shlvananda certainly maiuiges to magnetize tho fair sex.
Reporter bumped Into three breathless co-eds on the way out <vf
a pre-med plastic surgery lecture. Reporter had been looking for
another speaker and took It that said girls were ln the same fix.
Hut when asked if they too had been looking for the missionary
from   Kthopia,  they  stared  at the  sympathetic pubster with  con-'
"No, tiie Swami, of course," they replied.
Four buildings later the poor gals found Mm but the place
was packed. We havo good news for tho girls who were on their
way to make connections to the Fiji Islands, Yogi's next stop.
Swami ls demonstrating off-campus (as one tled-np follower explained) and will be back Wednesday aflternoon.
Flight-Lieutenant Casey of the RCAF reports that approximately
2i> girls have already submitted amplication for the royal blues.
Casey says the project will be continued next year and that
Home Pit* students and femme Med students are now also In demand
for tiie airforce,
Male cadets don't seem too worried about their service being
flooded with the weaker sex and one grinning wolf went so far as to
say "he rather enjoyed the invasion."
v V n-
Perhaps the dehator from Manitoba was joking when he thanked UBC so enthusiastically for their hospitality. People listening to
the fellow waste his precious minute discussing the good weather of
Van. and the expensive hotel suite he was provided with thought
the speaker went too far.
.But possibily he was. a smart cookie because his closing remark "I hope you will continue to make it enjoyable,'' was a dire
The 3-0 beating he and his partner gave UBC sure proved that
vve go overboard to make folks at home.
*p *p 9p
It soouns that momebers of the Players Club will sacrifice any-
Ihing lo see that "the show goes on." Planning their spring production" Much Ado About Nothing," the oast has encountered many
Director Joy Cogihlll tried to stand on a chair, minus two legs,
and broke two fingers.
Actor Len Lank is looking for an easy lose-weight-fast diet or
a last-Iron girdle. Evldentally he has to lose several pan-ids for
his role,
*f. *p 9p
Perhaps the unprejudiced could tell one if llbyssey reporters
have the mark of Cain or some other characteristic that, makes
Mii'in standout?
Recently two students took a reporter friend to one of their
lectures. Aiboiit midway through his lecture, the professor looked
pointedly at the pwppy pubster. Remarking that he perceived a newcomer In the class the prof suggested thai visitors were not welcome
at certain private lectures -especially  reporters.
The prof nwist have a nose for nows because to our knowledge
he'd never seen the innocent newsman before.
spiritual stimulation and encouragement. Some attend the
SNvami for the balm they hope
to find for troubled minds In
troubled times. Some attend
■because for the first time they
suspeot that man cannot live
■by bread alone and though they
are Inexpert foragers aflter
spiritual fare they at least are
making an efont to remedy
their suspected spiritual -malnutrition. Others attend the
iSwaml, no doubt, because their
established religion has become
meaningless to them. They are
seeking new spiritual vitailty
and new spiritual horizons. For
these reasons and others many
people these days attend the
flwaml, road philosophy, make
earnest if random tours of my-
Itlclsim, metaSphyalcs, Bahal, nu-
imerology, oaibal and all of a
gteait array of established and
spontaneous spiritual experiences.
This popular concern for
things spiritual, while it may be
random, even directlpn-less at
this moment, is ln our estimation a heartening change. Authors and playwrlgthts find
more time for spiritual themes
th'sse days. Christopher Firy's
"Sleep of Prisoners" may be a
harbinger of other literary
works arising from spiritual
nacesslty. Our pools may, in
gathering numbers, turn men
to an awareness and a consideration of that obscure and often
maligned region of themselves
— the soul.
We realize that the mere
thought of siicli considerations
mmy evoke a reaction in some
very close to nausea. In this
age af brilliant pessimists and
Indomitable sceptics; In this
period of cold, clear science
the soul has not tared weU. Its
existence has been denied. It
hns been ml need through the
precise blades of logic and has
flailed to register Its presence
In the most delicate balance
the laboratory oan provide.
Though the scientist and the
sceptics may find no fragment
of proof for the existence of a
spirit in man, humankind obviously insists on more than
the scientist and the sceptic
oan provide as substitute. Even
more significant ls the fact that
materialists discard anything
that goes beyound their sensual perception. They discard
the concept of God and eliminate religion as unnecessary and
dangerous; then thoy establish
a new religion, lacking a splrtu-
tuail head or a supernatural
source, but served with the
zeal and the devoted sacrifice
of Christians ln the Catacombs
or Crusaders on the miarch.
Even the sceptics cannot discard the spiritual without de-
Vising their own religion. Ex-
Istonttallsin Is In effect a. religion lacking faith and devoid
of hope, but a religion 411 the
same with Its disciples and its
high priests. It appears that a
stubborn denial of the existence of a spiritual spark in
Jifj.n is not enough to quench
the spark, it burns through, appears grotesquely changed upon occasion, but the very fact
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that it appears in spite ot the
best efforts of individuals and
nations to negate It Is significant in the extreme.
Oinnthesls may not be original but it is worth repeating.
These are trying time*. Strange
gods have risen on the pedestals of the world In past decades; we have been encouraged by the miracles of science
to put our faith In what we
could soe, and feel and touch.
The machines that were to
serve us, the techniques and
discoveries that were to lead
us cheering into Utopia now
threaten to serve us badly,
even destroy us. It ls not ft
golden age. All ls not right
with the world. And we have
been so long removed from a
consideration of ourselves as
Individuals that In the solitude
of a room we feel uncomlor-
taible. ln the pressenee of our
sulf wo are with a stranger. Embarrassment leads to subtre-
i'uges these days. The twist of
a diarlo dial brings us' words
and noises not of our own de-
vising; the newaboy hurls
handy parcels of prepared ideas
on our porches; confronted
wiilh our own disquietening presence we can find easy escape
in the darkness of the movie
house. We have some knowledge and appreciation of
everything and anything with
the exception of ourselves as
The self, in our own estimation, is synonymous with the
spirit. The self reaches out to
the world and other selves
through the senses. The function of tihe self is to give as
well as to receive. It ls not content merely to receive, even
though the ability and the
moans of giving may have become atrophied.
Any individual Is unique, Impossible to duplicate, the sum
total of a hundred thousand
individuate gone before. The Individual does not operate ln
a vacuum. He makes an impression on all those he meets,
and all lie meets Impress him
in turn. The Individual should
take pride In his Individuality
and the unique contribution he
imp make. He should retain humility in the knowledge thiat
every individual Is as unique
as he.
A concern wttili things spiritual is, in part at least, an attempt to become acquainted
•with ourselves, to place ourselves In the plan of things, to
discover how wonderfully involved we are with all created
things, and to renew a faith
that goes beyound ourselves In
hope and charity to Include all
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Page Three
Prof Lauds ISS
Relief Program
The Student ,Body of the University of British Columbia
decided three years ago to contribute One Dollar a year from
each student to the work of the International Student Service.
It Is only appropriate therefore, G> —
that the Student Body should have
the programme of the ISS placel
before it from time to time, as
this edition of the "UbyBsey" is
attempting to do. The ISS waa formed Immediately after the First
World War to assist with student
relief problems at that time. It
has always been a service organisation and has conducted an active
progrmme of student welfare, rising on occasions to disaster and
emergency situations. The Committee on this campus makes its contribution to the policies of the national Committee which in turn
makes Its contributions to the International policies of the ISS.
During the Immediate post-war
years, the 19S programme was naturally enough concentrated on relief to students in the war devastated areas, and the exchange ot
students between countries which
had been closed to inter-communi-
catlon toy the war. The record of
the University of British Columbia's contribution to these programmes will be found elsewhere in
this Issue of the "Ubyssey," and
is one of whioh the University may
properly be proud.
// Faute Battre
le Fer Tandis
Qu'il Est
It happened last spring in Mun*
toh, in that lovely city whose main
characteristics are good beer, hot
sausages, jolly streetcar conduc
tors.and, if you are Intreested ln
art,  a first class  art  gallery.
A Dutchman from the next door
office who had at one time con
neotins with the World University
Service (18^), dropped into ray office one morning telling me that a
professor from a Canadian univer
sity had arrived with fifteen scliol
arships, and that I was to see him.
I thought it better to think it over
and go next day, but evidently the
wisdom of the old French saying
''II faut batlre le fer tandis qu'il
est ctoaud" was not unknown to
this fellow, for he practically packed me to t|ie WUS office. I had
no escape: I could do nothing hut
go ahead,
There was quite a crowd of students trom all possible countries
there, taking shelter under the leaking roof of the former Deutsches
Reloh. Finally, after three hours of
wating, the door opened to me.
Even though I no longer remember the name of the Interviewing
professor, I remember tha the was
very nice and friendly. He asked
me all sorts of questions about my
previous life, education and future
plans, and at the close of the interview he said, "I'll see what I
can do for you," a phrase which we
DP's are unfortunately forced to
(treat with a certain amount of
Next day, I sent him my matriculations and university records as
was required, and in six days I received a letter intornilng me that
I was a winner of an ISS scholarship at the University of B.C.
Bore ISS
Wars create barriers, but. they
may also open fresh channels ol
acquaintance, friendship and goodwill. In 192*), when the conditions
of living and studying in' those
Cetrol European countries beaten
and broken by the First World War,
became known to the college and
university communities In the out
side world, European Student He
lief was treated as an agency for
bringing help of .all kinds to as
many needy students and teachers
a possible.
• This work went on even after
the worst days of reconstruction
were over; being extended rather
to the field of better relationships
of a cultural kind. Out of this effort ISS was born at the end ot
the twenties; and this organization
(it was also a fellowship!) *vas
able not only to do much useful
work with student prisoners-of-war
between 1939 and 1945, but also
from its Geneva Headquarters to
take up at once the gigantic task
of relief and mutual assistance -
this time with the collaboration of
other bodies; which then made up
the World Student Relief.
The flelld of the new service was
vastly greater than ln 1920, In particular South East Asia provided a
fresih and quite different challenge.
A year alo ISS was formally
wound up, but only In order to reappear under a fresh name as
World University Service. This
term nearly expresses what has
been so well described by the
French as Entre-aide universitaire.
The call for help continues as before, and UBC is meeting it with
vision   and   drive.
As a veteran worker In this good
effort of students of all nations
helping their needy fellows, I commend the grand-daughter, just as t
have commended the daughter, to
the goo offices of all.
Top: Ivan Feltham, Roy Haapala, Leona Behm, Deena Wakhroucheff — Centre: Tommy
Korican, Bill Anstis, Agnes Wilfort—Bottom: Hanna Hoyos George Rohn—Missing committee members: Brigitta Balla, Clare McGillvray, Lea Horsefield, Ann Hutchison, John
Leighton, Phil Dadson—Missing Scolarship Students: Branco Pejovic, Kveto Janda—Edi-
Faculty Cooperation Asked
ISS Okays
Tiie ISS was called upon to take
a definite stand on a possihle Russian exchange scholarship and i
ipossiible visit from a Russian cultural team. It is tynown that in
both cases the the ISS gave a favorable   decision,
In connection with the proposed
visit of a cultural team, ISS is
aware that such a team would be
In an ideal position to spread propaganda, and, furthermore, although
ISS stated it could undertake no
financial responsibility, tliere Is
still the chance of being saddled
with last minute expenses.
The International Student Service was
born as an international enterprise. Beginning with the relief work of the Student
Friendship Fund after the first world war, ISS
became a more inclusive organization with
the purpose of internatoinal understanding
built upon the concern for mutual assistance.
The university itself, within which ISS finds
its frame of action, is universal in its concept. ^ m
At UBC your ISS Committee's objectives
this year have been manifold. Greater harmony and co-operation with the faculty is
desired first. We feel that ISS i.s not entirely
the students' responsibility, for, to be completely successful, it must embrace not
students and professors as,it did at its inception some thirty odd years ago. The ISS Committee hopes that the entire faculty would
take active part in ISS activities. Such interest could take the form of a student-faculty
Committee? with the faculty members elected
by the Faculty Association.
The DP scheme is being continued and
expanded. The Committee is striving to bring
over twice as many DP's as it did this year.
This expansion is possible only if the students
arrived in May, and by working during the
summer months, they would earn enough
money to finance themselves partly, and
would receive and excellent opportunity to
learn English. One great problem encountered
in the DP scheme has been the difficulty of
obtaining students who can speak English.
This ha.s greatly limited the choice of scholarship winners, and, to overcome this, ISS is
working on a plan to bring ten to fifteen
students to B.C. on job assurances. ISS would
take the responsibility of finding suitable jobs
and helping with their English during the
vear. The students would then be in a fat-
better position to appreciate their session at
The ISS Committee is continuing the exchange scholarships, and hopes to expand
them to include more European universities.
A genuine "exchange" plan is also being considered, whereby Canadian students might
exchange with European students on the basis
of the Canadian paying tuition, board and expenses in Canada then taking the place of
a European student, who has done likewise
in his own university and who will come
to Canada to take the place of our student.
This plan would eliminate currency regulations and would not, in effect, be a scholarship. This pattern has been considered by
NFCUS to operate between the US and Canada, and is currently in effect in this country.
A new experiment in aid to Asia has
been started. The costs and difficulty of communication have greatly hampered the Committee in the past. However, we feel it is
now possible to lay the ground-work of a plan
that could easily become a permanent part
of ISS activities in the future. The actual
countries the Committee has considered are
Burma and Indonesia as these two nations
have not yet had Colombo Plan scholars in
Canada, and neither have they received the
attention accorded to India and Pakistan.
The International Student Service is a
vital and effective force, as alive today as its
inception. By virtue of its freedom from the
bondage of adherence to any one creed, it
can and does work in every part of the world
on both material and intellectual planes.
Beyound the material factor in emergency there is additional value which cannot
be reckoned in dollars. It is the fabric of
friendship and understanding which more
than a decade of generous concern has woven
among the students of the world.
Scholarship   Plan   Works   Well
Three years ago, the flreer-
Helkov "Education for Democracy" plan, originated by ('lift
(Ireer and Greg Relkov, decided that one-year exchange scholarship he set up between Germany and ITBC In an attemnt
to show Oe-rman nationals of an
impressionable age the workings of democracy <vp that they
might take back new methods
and Ideas to their country. Hamburg university was chosen in
this conenction, hut Kxternal
Affairs vetoed the plan and it
wasn't until I!»."(> tli'*.*t Germans
were permitted to enter Can-
was relegated to the relief work
a da.
In the interim, ISS inonev
of bringing Dl' students over.
Their scholarship period was
to extend for one year, and,
since  most   of them  were  politi*
cal refugees, they were permitted to remain in Canada Indefinitely.
In 1019-50 the first, two DP's,
Miroslav Fie and Guna Valt-
ers arrived. P.oth have graduated, and Miroslay ia now working
in a lumber company and Guna
is  a  lab technician.
Most of the campus will remember the first two Gei'man
exchange students, Rolf Scliroeder and Gertrude Stock, who arrived the next session, 1950-."", 1,
in accordance with the original
plan. They are now hack in fier-
nir-ny, The same year, four more
DP's were also brought over.
Df these, two have graduated,
one is still attending varsity,
and the lute rrlval of the remaining student caused his scholarship to be deferred to tin-*
runout   session,  This   veeir  four
new DP's have J>een sponsored
and one UDC student, John Snyder, hew* gone to Hamburg University.
I'Yoni this resume it is apparent   that   it   has   been   easier   to
bring DP's to the campus than
to i'.rrange for exchange scholr-
ships with Hamburg. The reasons for this are that in the former case, the IRO (International Rofugee Organization)
has paid for the transportation
of the students to Vncouver,
thereby reducing the ISS financial obligation, whereas In thc
latter case, the* ISS pays foi* a
round trip ticket from Hamburg.
ConseiiueiHly, aproximatt'ly two
eend a half DP's can lie financed
for the cost on one German.
Another difficulty with Hamburg lias boon the Inability I'm*
that  university   to offer  a  com*
pillrtely reciprocal scholarship
in terms of the ISS plan. It. will
be noted that whereas UHC fully sponsored two German students, including board maintenance, fees and travel expenses,
Hamburg has offered only one
scholarship In return, conditioned to the payment of no travel
expenses outside German borders und a lower living allowance than that set by UPC
Ths makes ISS responsible for
heavy travel expenditures on
both sides.
A third difficulty, ifpnarent
from correspondence with Hamburg and amply verified by John
Snyder's letters, i- a complete
lack of Interest In Canada and
wluU is Canadian. It must be
remembered that a neatlve and
loosely co-ordinated political system such  as ours, can secure-
ly he understood or appreciated
by the student age-group in a
country which haa subjected Its
people to a very positive dis-
tatorship for half a generation.
In theory, subjecting people o!
this background to our system
is good, but it is a debatable
point, whether or not much benefit aim be derived From a one
year term. Therefore, this appears to question the original
"Education for Democracy"
However, despite these difficulties, it must e remembered
that any major scheme such as
exchange scholarships will need
many Initial adjustments, and
the [SS fully intends to continue
the plan. If satisfactory arrangements with Hamburg cannot, be
effected, other major European
universities will be investigated.
Asia World
Focal  Point
Seminar  Discovers Canadians
. Ignorant Of SE Asia  Problems
In the adjoining columns tyvo UBC undergraduate!, Ivan Ftl-
thorn and Bill Anstis, report an the fourth ISS Seminar at Llmbour,
Que., the first one to be held In Canada.
Total ignorance of Canadian students on, ijatters concerning* South
Bast Asia wa* one of the most
notable facts disclosed at the seminar, As the seminar progressed
we began to realize that the smug
complacent attitude of Western
superiority was not warranted and
had to he removed before one
could understand the people of
It wad a revelation for many
students to le arn that Western
culture owes much more to the
east than Eastern culture owes to
the  WeBt.
It did not tke us lang to realise that S.E. Asia with all Its
pressing problems was an area
o£ uitnwslt aJigplClcance to the
West. The political and economic*
developments of today and the
next few days may posibly have
a determining effect on the related position of western civilization
in the future.
But this ls not the only reason
why we should make every effort to strengthen sympathetic relation with the people of S. E.
Asia*. The Asians do not want our
help if it springs only from a selfish motive of keeping them with
the West and against Communism.
They do not want our particular brand of democracy shoved
down their throats. They are Just
as afraid of American economic
Imperialism as of Russian imperialism.
Miss Lakshmi Ra*u, a native of
India, said we flbve bean playing
"Political footbal" with the Bast
tying to win them to our side
by the negative method of stes-
sing the dangers of Communism.
The Indian and Pakistanis both
stressed the moral responsibilities of the West.
They asked whether economic
and political considerations should
be the only guides for our policy
in Asia*. The Asians, having suffered nearly two centuries of Western domination, have every right
to be suspicious of the motives
that move us to help them.
For these reasons it is imperative that the West extend aid to
S.E. Asia from more a'ltrfl®Iic motives. Certainly the conditions
that should arouse our humanitarian instincts are not lacking in
S.E.   Asia.
We must not let lt be said that
our friendship towards them is
only incidental to our anti-Communism. Fortunately a step In the
right direction has been taken
and the Colombo Plan, ln whic
th* Canadian government Is playing an active part, is already ln
S.E. Asia today is in a political
and social turmoil. Nationalism, a
product of western political philosophy, has become the Asians
mosit important politiicai asset.
Preservation of the nationalism is
the major concern of every Asian
Russian communist Imperialism
is desperately trying to win pow-
r y allying itself with the forces
f nationalism  and  social reform.
'he west has been presented with
dramatic challenge. We must not
How ourselves to be maneouvred
;ivto  defending  the status  quo  or
n   anachronistic  order.   We must
neel   that   challenge   in   the   boat
I'iritual traditions'oT western civilization and then, and only then
will we make two allies of the
Canadian students can help to
j.olve Asian problems. Tho first,
requisite is to understand the people of Asia, their rich cultural
heritage, and their aspirations In
the world today, Unfortunately,
Canadian students do not realize
that they are a potentil politlcl
force. An Informed body of students pressing for a certain line
of action could make themselves
heard and felt.
There is another more direct
way of helping. This is to give dir-
?ot aid to the student community
)f Asia. The Asian students will be; "hi   wlu   not   bo   Kiven   (or  purely
tartars   in   their   countries   even jftltrulsitio reasons, but Asians must
nore   than   wc   in   ours.   Canadian'. accept   this   fact,  just  as  we   who
tr.deu'.s if Ihey give thought to arei willing to aid them must ac-
Uie problems, cau aid immesura.b- cept the facts of their way of life,
ly in the drive I'or sincere common whicli, may be against our view as
understanding between S.A. Asia lhe bes.t means to improve their
and  Iho  West. position.
The International Summer Seminars have proved to be one of tihe
highlights of the program carried
on by the Canadian Committee of
the International Student Service.
The fourth of these annual seminars took place in Canada during
August,   X951.
I wes one of a group of approximately 85 students and lecturer*
who gathered together at a small
college by the Gatineau River,
about bIx miles 'tram Ottawa*, to
participate ln a program of lectures and discussions centering on
the "Contributions and Needs ot
East and West", with special reference to South and South-east
Asia and the Colombo Plan. The
students, ranging in age from 1!)
to 40, included representative*
from Canada, the U.S., Belgulm,
Holland, France, Germany. Den-
mark and Isael.
Present also were graduates and
officials from Pakistan, India and
Ceylon, who are now studying in
Canada under the Colombo Plan.
The presence of this well-infrom-
ed and very personable Asian
group made possible pointed and
down-to-earth discussion of Asian
Lectures, panels and discussions,
although mainly directed towards
the general theme, covered a wide
range of divergent topics, from
higher education in Canada to Judaism in Israel today. By far the
most valuable experience during
the Seminar arose from the mingling of personalities. Opinions
were sincerely expounded and pro*
blems discerningly viewed, especially by the men and women from
Some knowledge of ourselves as
others see us was probably the
most valuable acquisition which we
Canadians and American students
were able to take home with us.
However, distrust of what so frequently termed "American Economic Imperialism" (a term whioh to
many Asian minds provoked the
same unfortunate connotations as
the older term of "British Imperla
lism") was, I think, dispelled to
some extent at least.
A frequent criticism of the U.S.
and Canadian way of life was the
overwhelming importance given to
material considerations at the expense of Idealistic and spiritual
Early in the Seminar, lt was apparent that even such men and
women as the ^ell-educated Asians
who were with us looked first for
ulterior motives behind every move
of aid offered by western countries
Their strong distrust led them to
think that Americans expect a
profit on every penny which is
sent to Asia under the various
assistance programs. Further, their
intense national pride caused them
to resent the fact that their countries were economically inferior
to those of the west.
Added to this, was the almost
inbred belief that western "imperialists", both economic and political, had carried away their naturay
resources, desgraded their people
and arrested their natural growth
of a well Integrated economy which
dealt with secondary industry and
commerce based on natural resources. These questions occasioned much intense and even heated
The fact remains that the problems of today are sfflf there. It
Is difficult to bury past grievances
and control a swelling national
pride. However, Indians and Pakistani, s well i'.*s the peoples of the
western countries, must be prepared to look to the past only as an
aid to avoiding mistakes in the
Certainly, ninny of their problems have been caused and aggravated by western exploitation.
Nevertheless, many of their own
institutions, such a*s the caste system and the failure to destroy
worthless cattle, have impeded economic   progress.
There is no doubt that western Page Four
Tuesday, January 22, 1952
More  Student  Support
Student Costs
Tnls summer while thousands of ambitious young men
and women were hard at work trying to earn money to pay
for their education, university authorities all across the country
dealt them a heavy blow by jacking up fees about 15 to 29
percent. The increase at the University of B.C. fo rexample,
averaged $30 per course. The increase in fees is but one of the
main problems facing university students today.
Tta6 ecohonidc needs of students,
ihe fight for their satisfaction and
for student welfare Is one of the
math pre-ocoupatlons attff tasks of
•tudent organisations and constitutes an essential part of the work
for an education.
During the past years the National Federation of Canadian University Studenta has tried to take
up (he question of university fees
on a national and provincial level
and has tried to encourage Its affiliates to support such representation*.
Before stating How NFCUS ls
working on the economic conditions of students (Tirough the work
done with surveys at' this unlver-
♦~ * ——	
sity and in the high schools of the
province, let us focus our attention on the conditions of other
countries, and we will see that the
situaitoln exists in all oountrles.
A quick survey of the social origin of Btudents in different countries shows that the right to higher education doel* not depend on
the ability to sudy, bu on the ability to pay for an education, so that
the majority of talented young
people are excluded from education. In the USA, a boy from the
higher occupation groups had a
10 to 1 prospect of attending college over the chances of those
front lower occupation groups.
One hi Five Reaches University
In Oreat Britain, only one out of
every five boys and girls whose
Intelligence Is above average, ever
reaches the university. In Canada
during the lost 23 years, the proportion ot students enrolled from
rural districts decreases from > 21
per dent to 7 per dent and from
workers' homes from 81 per cent
to 12 per cent. In India, for example, the "Times of India" (June
%, 1949) commented thus on the
Increase of tuition fees:
"The middle class, already
groaning under many burdens, Is
called upon to bear an additional
weight. The sad truth Is that higher education has become Inaccessible to those classes who at one
time eould afford It."
We know that the constitution
ot many countries states that all
have the right to higher education..
However, this appears to be a
false declaration as long aj state
financial support in tne form of
scholarships, canteens, medical assistance and cheap textbooks, are
not provided. In most of tbe countries, the cost* of edi&aftlon is so
high that only a small section of
the population can take advantage
of It.
From the survey made at this
university and ln B.C's high
schools, there appears to be a
sharp deterioration in the living
conditions of students.
( Accommodation ls a serious problem for students, even In the res-
turants the prices are rising.
The high price of text books Is
another difficulty for students and
unemployment has become one of
the most important problems for
young graduates.
Interest Of Students
The NFOUS is fighting for de-
mands whioh express the interests
ot the broad masses of students.
NFOUS ls campaigning for the
X. State scholarships for the full
year based on the real expenditure
of a student, according to the principle 'fit for study, fit for aid.'
2. Decrease of tuition fees and
their regulation according to tho
economic situation of the students.
3. Abolition of charges for lab*
The Canadian University Debating Association (CUDA) was
established under the auspices
of the National Federation of
Canadian University Students
in 1948. It's purpose is to encourage lnter-unlversity debating, and, in particular to conduct the national debating finals.
Its affairs are directed by a
General Secretary, elected at
the annual N^CUS conference
and the presidents of the four
regional university debating
leagues; the Maritime Intercollegiate Debating League; the
Vllleneuve Trophy League (French speaking); the Inter-Unl-
verslty Debating League (Ontario and Quebec); and the
MeCfoun Cup League.
As a result of efforts of the
CUDA the first Canadian university debating finals were
held In the spring of 1950. The
finalists were teams from St.
Dunstans University, the University of Ottawa*, the Ontario
Agricultural College, and the
University of British Columbia.
The Western team emerged
victorious, the first holders of
the Viscount Alexander Trophy.
Similar arangements were
made to hold the finals iu 1051,
oratories, use of libraries and other   complementary   charges.
4. State hostels and canteens at
cheap prices for students needing
6. Cheap text-books.
6. Guarantee of employment In
the field of their training after
7. Guarantee of the students' unhampered rights to fight for the
Implementation of their economic
From the results of the surveys
conducted by the UBC NFCUS
committee we will explain to students In the everyday work through press and other means, the
direct and Inseparable connection
between the deterioration in their
economic conditions and the increase in expenditures for education and the student welfare.
The surveys produce only fig
ures, but with the Increase cooperation from professors and students, the common fight for better living conditions oan be obtained with the support of sur
veys from the high schools to the
universities. The students must
organize national conferences in
the fight for student economic
needs. The achievement on a local
and national level should be widely
publicized and the exchange of
experiences should be encouraged
through meetings, publicity, etc.
The NFCUS will conduct a survey at this university very soon
as well ns in the high schools of
B.C. to find the cause of the Increase  of costs  for education.
Tho students are the university,
and their help is needed to conduct the surveys and meet the ec-
NFCUS Campaigns Far Higher
Federal Aid To Universities
If we can consider the future (hy an inspection of the past,
the National Federation of University Students should have
a bright one indeed.
With the cessation of "hostilities in 1$45, the re-organization
of the Federation began and in six short years it has become a
real force in the realization of student aims across the country.
" ~ *    NFCUS  is  continuing  its  cam
paign for Federal Aid to higher
education and the lowering of the
present oast of text books.
In addition, the existing sthenic
of National Exchange Scholarships
is being continued and lt ls our
hope that more student! will take
advantage of them.
Among the fields in which NFCUS is now working are: travel
abroad, student radio, national debating, etc
Suffice to say that the whole
field of student activity Is being
investigated with a view to formulating a practical and' Interesting national programme.
The Federation has an elected
executive comprising representatives from the four regions ln
Canada. However, the backbone of
the NFCUS organization is the
local committee on each campus
and the life given to* lhe organization Is by the sTucfents from the
nearly fifteen affiliated universities.
During this second term, the
UBC committee is anxious to secure additional membership trom
undergraduates who will be returning next year.
Interested students would find
this work extremely unique and
interesting since lt is so varied
and  its scope  so  broad.
Among the activities in which ft
committee member may take part
are: survey planning, conducting
and tabulating; interregional scholarships, partlcipaCion""oF"commIt-
tee work; travel bureau, textbooks,
International affairs, publicity, Ca-
nadian-U.S. exchanges; Secretarial
work; typing or mimeographing.
All types are certainly Included
tn the above list of activities. 11
you hSve a little spare time, drop
into our office. It is located In
Hut B2 (Behind Brock Hall).
Remerriber—you are a member
of NFOUS—It works for you —
support It.
Too Large
Chairman UBC NFCUS Committee
This yew* each student at UBC
paid 20 cents, or a total of $1,100
to the National Federation of Canadian  University  Students.
In my mind the sum Is too large
for the value received by the students themselves. Yet NFOUS is
a vital part of our student govern*
ment, for it is the co-ordinating
body between our university and
all others in Canada.
This year's national budget for
NFOUS ls slightly greater than
$9,000 on a basis of 44500 students
at 20 cents each. Of this sum ap-
prorlmately $4W0 will be spent
on the natlion&l NFCUS conference, executive meetings, and expense of these, and $5300 on the
permanent Secretary • Treasurer's
position. However, there is no payment to the president of NFCUS.
This seems to be rather inequitable expenditure of funds.
However, NFOUS provides the
only opportunity for all. the president's of Student Government in
Canada to meet at one place. This
in itself makes tbe organization
invaluable to Canadian students.
Yet NFOUS is also the body
which represents Canada at all international student gatherings.
NFCUS is grandfather to the Canadian University Debating League which in turn is father to the
Western University Debating League, through which UBC debates
for the McGown Cup. NFCUS arranges and promotes the Interregional Exchange Scholarships
which permit UBC students to
study, elsewhere ln Canada, and
other Canadian students to study
at UBC.
Besides all these activities, NFCUS does many small things to assist students, &uch as providing
travel Information, works for lower travel rates for students, and
promotes the Canadian University
Press. It is evident therefore that
NFCUS has considerable value to
This year, however, two universities have found lt necessary to
drop out of NFCUS, these are
Manitoba and Queens. Neither university was able to pay the 20
cents per student tax.
It ls my belief that other universities, including UBC, will soon ■ organization.
The National Federation of Canadian University
Students (NFCUS or Nifcus) is an organization whose aim
is to be of service to Canadian university students. Nifcus
was founded in 1921, but since the war it has grown rapidly
and extensively. It is now the only practical and active body
that is looking aft§r the interests of Canadian students on a'
national level. Not only is Nifcus looking after Canadian
students in Canada, but it looks after the interests of Canadian students as a group in world student affairs.
Each summer Nifcus holds a national conference at some
university. Last year it was held at the University of Western Ontario. It is at these conferences that an exchange
of ideas and thought between the student government of
Canada's universities takes place.
UBC Exchanges
Have Good Time
life On Eastern
Campii  Is  Interesting
have to face this question as well.
If so, it could easily destroy NFCUS and Its many obvious benefits.
The answer then lies In reduced payment. It should be possible
to trim the cost per student to
the sum of 13 cents without materially altering the present alms
of NFCUS, and would in fact allow more money to be spent on
new projects of NFCUS.
At the same time It would save
UBC nearly $400 per year! The reduced price would allow Manitoba
and Queens to reconsider aud possibly re-enter NFCUS and in the
long run leave lt a much stronger
Regional Exchanges
To Go On This Year
The NFCUS Interregional Scholarship Plan, entitling UBC
students to study at any other Canadian university with his
tuition fees being paid for in full, is to be continued this year.
The  object  of  the   plan  is   to.^	
According to word received from some of the LfBC students
who are now enrolled in Eastern Canadian Universities on exchange scholarships, life on these Eastern Campii is every bit
as interesting as the exchanges hoped it would be.
This opportunity created by the-f	
National Federation of Canadian
University Students ls an unequalled experience, and the students
are making the most of their year
in the Bast.
At McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario, is third years Arts
studbnt, Trufly Sweatman, who
writes that the spirit and warmth
that prevails at McMaster is impressive.
Since Mac ls a small college
(about 1000 students), it was easy,
for Trudy to become right at home
and get into the campus activities. Of the campus Itself Miss
Sweatman says: "after running
from one end of the UBC campus
to the other for lectures, one
strolls casually to the next close-
by lecture building a>t McMaster."
The smallness of the university
gives the students an opportunity
to become acquainted with the faculty members and with the majority  of  students.
Mac lacks UBC's wide choice of
courses—which limits the Art's
students—and stresses the Hum-
unities. There, all science students
'ire required to tiike certain Humanities courses, and conversoly,
all Theology students must take
one or more Science courses. According to this exchange- student,
McMaster lacks the splendid sr*t-
up of noon hour activities for whicli
UBC is so famous.
Miss Sweatman concluded her
remarks ln a recent letter liy saying that "It is hard to contrast the
vnstness, the feeling of belonging
to some great organisation with its
many varied branches and wide
choice of studies it UBC, with the
small friendly atmosphese of McMaster, where studies and interests of the faculty ln the lndividu-
t.l seems perhaps, more vital."
The University of Western On-
taiia Is the -temporary Alma Mater
of Evelyn Grantham, another 3rd
year Arts student. Western, famous for Itfc friendly campus, was no
disappointment   to   Evelyn.
She bus become active in ram-
pus activities and of theSe, her
chief interest is the Western liand.
to McGUl. Talk about spirit —
When the teams travel in the Bast,
so does the whole student body.
Also enjoying their year in the
East are Janet labour, who is at
McGiU In Montreal, and Beverley
Cat-rick, at Queen's Upiversity in
Kingston. Both are third year Arts
students and both are right into
things at their new university.
One thing that the exchange
students have found most impressive is the attitude of th"e students
in the east td wards university education.
These eastern students feel that
college is a priceless opportunity
and they seem to have & far greater appreciation tor university education than do the majority of UBC
students, who lake their university life so much for granted. And
to these at UBC who feel they are
overworked, the UBC exchanges
also note that the Eastern Universities are more demanding on the
student. It would seem that the
Eastern University students have
found the right mc Hum for mixing
ploiwure   with   werk.
A year at anotlu r Canadian university—whether it be on the
I'ralrles, in Ontnri • or la Quebec,
or in the Maritimes—would prove
<*f iuwilui'.'ble experience to any
sti-dcrts, at very little cost. Just
ask anyone who has been on exchanges, or write to one of these
exchange students from UBC. You
will stjpn be on tho band wagon.
—Reduced  railway  rates  for  Students during vacations
—-Reduced1   play   copyright   costs
for students
—Uedued   sports  equipment  costs
for  students
—Compilation  of  all  scholarships
open to Canadian students.
Organization Founded
—Canadian  University  Press
—Canadian  University Radio
—Canadian   Inter-Collegite   Athlet
ic Union
The great Eastern Intor-colleglato I Projects   Under  Way
footln.ll   circuit   made   it   possible;--Student exchange in  Canada*
for  Eve   to   travel  with   the  bandj—Student  exchange   betheen  Can-
President N. A. M. MacKenzie of the University of British
Columbia in a message to the
students of Canada printed in
the 1950*51 NFCUS Year-Book,
"National security, national
welfare  and  international
co-operation rest in large
upon fundamental research,
clearly defined values and
exact learning. The University of British Columbia is
happy to contribute to the
national interest and to further  international   understanding through its Faculties ... and thrpugh student
organizations. We also are
glad to recognize and support the work of the National Federation of Canadian  University  Students
in furthering these objectives."
In line with these objectives,
the UBC NVOUS Committee, headed by John Lelghton, is endeavoring to fulfill Its share In ths Job
ot knitting the various parts of
the country closer together by
promoting student activity.
The NFOUS aims to promote
closer relations and better understanding among the undergraduates pf all Canadian universities.
NEGUS aims at making student
contacts »o strong that they over-'
ride differences ln blood, language
and ideologies.
But Canada Is a big oountry and
it seems td be divided by nature
into four separate sections: ths
Maritimes, Quebec and Ontario;
the Prairie Provinces and the Pacific Coast.
You don't have to be*told"*Bt«t
the climate, say in the Maritimes
is different ►from that on the Pacific Coast, or that the economic
problems of the Pacific Coast are
not those of the Prairie Provinces.
Tliere is also a big difference In
student activity preference, especially in regard to sports.
Considering these differences tn
taste and the. great distatice that
separates universities in different
parts of the country, inter-oOlle-
giiate activity with countrywide
Since our population is still small
and our universities are not rich,
the National Federation of Canadian University Students strives to
promote those activities which can
be carried on in our present situation, and further promotes Us
student participation in international student affairs.
ada and the rest of the world*
—More   national   and   provincial
—Numerous surveys as a basis tor
future action
—Reduced   fees
—More federal aid to students
—More federal u-id to universities
—Reduce costs of text books
UBC Committee's Activities
—Scholarships   for   Canadians
—Canadian and American student
'--Survey   on   educational   opportunities for young'Canadians
—Activities on tbe campus
permit specially selected students
to take .one year's university work
at another university ln a different part of Canada. It ls hoped
that those scholarships will, to a
certain extent, act as a check on
the tendeny of Canadian university students to become restricted
in outlook, academically and geographically. Also, In many cases
the plan permits specialized study
otherwise unobtainable.
Any student who is applying for
study at another university In the
penultimate year of his (or her)
course, Is eligible provided that lie
undertakes to return the following year to his home university
to complete the work for his degree. Several universities will per-
So You Want To Go East
• • •
mit students  to attend under the
onomlc problems In supporting the  exchange plan for graduate work,
alid   profes-
Appllcations should be secured
and filled out by any Interested
students at fhe office of the Registrar   before   February   15th.
demands   of  {teachers
sors   and   therefore   insuring   their
support   in   the   student   campaign
for   better   living  conditions.
The NFCUS looks after student
and, siimilar arrangements will I problems through the results of
be made to hold the finals of surveys. We need your support, the
V.Ki'2, j support, ot university students.
All Interested students are urged tn apply at the Registrar's Office :is soon a*s possible.
So you want to go east? So
you are tired of UHC? Well, I
sympathize with you. I felt tired, run down and irritated, too
so I sought the solution in a
NFCUS exchange scolarship.
First I httd to decide where I
wanted to go. (Don't bother
about marks at this stage of
the game).
This Involved a Ions* drawn out
process in which you get to
know the calendars of every
Canadian university badkwards
and forwards.
Of coui*e the location of tlio
university is all important. (I
mean there's something about
'.those French men that you
could find at MeGM. hllt 'hen
again Royal Military College is
so close to Queens, and It's mi
ul'Jinwulfi Inst 1 tut Ion--- g'et what
I mean?)
But   of   course,   you   can   at
tend only one college, so you
mishit us well face it—choose
one then start the long course-
juggling   proposition.
This nieivns that you and tho
registrar of your exhange ^mi-
varsity set up a long series of
correspondence (Heaven help
you if it. is Queens!) to decide
whether or not you have the requirements-,, have met the prequi-
siites and whether you satisfy
the various profs., other registrars,   etc.,   etc.
It will i-lso involve n few vis-
Its to the rilC Registrar's office—since you have to coin**
back In. your last year to straighten nut whether or not Artificial Studies (ISO will be offered
In 1 and-:,:.      ,
Well, somewhere "nloiuv (he
line someone feels sorry I'or
yeiu tit. would have lo he the
exchange   university)   i.nd   your
application for exchange starts
to look like something. (Papers
with   scrawl  on  lt.)
Then you mall copy 1 away,
(lasit year copies were iu quadruplicate—-hoard tills year they
needed at least 6 more—you
figure'it out from here), copy 2
goes to* Mr. Woods /(iod bless
him); copy '! to the f>!»th vice-
president of the N'FFTPOUSF-
OW (National Federation for
the Prevention of University
Students from Overwork), etc.,
etc. Well, anyway, you finally
get a (bailee to sit back and relax. That is until you wake up
and realize that the exchange
Is bused on an overall second
class average. Just a minor detail of cours-e. Tint you know
that, this is rn opportunity—
and a chance of a lifetime—so
you  start  to  plug.
Nut alas! It's too late! All
that    time   spe ;|    in   course-jug-
gllllg  to  MTiuige   the  exchange
mount that your studies lagged.
Oh yes, you got through, but
not with G5 per cent. So you
get a lovely letter from the Registrar (sympathetic type—he's
been through it all so often) stating that "we regret to inform
you, that because you did not
attain a second class standing
you are ineligible for an exchange scholarship to Tlmbuc-
too",   (unquote).
Well, of ourse you expected'
it. And ufter all. UBC is a prottv
good place, and don't forget,
you have all those nice forms'
and letters to keep as souvenirs of your more ambitious
campus days.
But believe me, It's worth n
(Drop around today and look
over the Calendars of Canada's
Universities and get your free
application   forms.) Tuesday, January 22, 1952
Being an ardent and patriotic Scot! I couldn't 1 ;t Burns Day (Friday) pass by without some
notice. Therefore this page is dedicated to tin memory of the Immortal Bard, and also to
all good Scottish people on Me Campus. Jit is a'so dedicated to the others—(I believe there
are others).
Appearance Of UBC Pipers
Brings Colour To Cpmpus
Gathering place of campus clans
is tho Scottish Country Dance
This cluib, consisting of 16 enthusiastic memlbers meets weekly.
Their purpose is to te&ch Scottish
country dancing to everyone who
wishes to learn the energetic reels
and squares.
The dancing ls somewhat like
our North American Virginia Reel
with a genuine Scottsih flavour.
The Thunderlnd Reel, a production of tho president, Pat Taylor,
was presented in 1940 at a display
on campus. A simHur display was
produced >for ihe Fine Arts Series
in IWO. Tentative plans tor a
spring display are now being drawn up.
The club, orlgln"ally founded in
the sprang of 1949, maintains a
close liaison with the Pipe Band.
Sootteh ancestry is not necessary lor membership ln this club.
A big Invitation to everyone who
wants exercise, iun, and the
chance to learn the traditional
dances of Dhe land of tbe heather.
lads and Lassies'Better Year
According to tradition, you're not a true Scot, unless yo«
thrill to the skirl of the pipes.
i  _. '\ For Students And Staff* Onlv,'
Spring   Presentations
Revised Program
Jan.- 29—AH the KlngB Men
Fe<b.   5—Pool of London
Fe(b.   9—THE 60RBBN DANDH
Brock Mall—11.00 Couple.
Feb. 12—Tlghit Little Island
Feb.. 26—Pride and Prejudice
Mar. 11—Monseiur Vincent
Miar, 26—Oreat Expectations
3:46, 6:0*9 and 8:16
Nf& mQnf nmiP
UIC .will play host to over
60,000 expected  guests  Saturday, March 8th, when we hold   >
our open   house.
This undertaking requires
much planning and co-ordination.'
Much of the groundwork
has already been laid by the
Open House Committee, but
more help is needed
Those Interested should see
Ivan Feltham In the old LSE
And, lt seems, tliere are quite a
few who are not "of the clans" but
who yet enjoy, the martial music
of Scotland's famed Instrument.
Here at UI^C the Pipe Band ia
under the leadership of lan Walker,
Pipe Major, and has for Its instructor Mr. Ken MacLeod, a professional piper.
The Band was formed ln 1947 by
a group of ox-army men. Uniforms
were ''anonymously donated" and
the fifteen enthusistlc members Bet
about to make tfee Band a success.
Since then, the appearance of the
gay Royal Stewart plaid, and the
thrilling sound of the pipes has
been an asset to various University
functions. At football games, flag
raising ceremonies, pep meets the
Band has appeared, and individual
memlbers have -played solo at many
The band now numbers eight enthusiasts, and Ian Walker is hopeful that next year will see the arrival of new pipers from the various High Schools. Ian has also delivered an Invitation to anyone who
Is interested in learning to play—
you' don't have to have experience.
The band has now members from
•Phys Ed.,' Law, Engineering, and
Architecture, so it seems the weekly pr-acltlces don't take up too much
With a generous grant from the
MAD Ian hopes for an even better
year for the Pipe Band. The lilting
music of the pipes will be heard
at Open House this year, and again
at games and meets. The "bonnie
lads and lassies" will bring colour
to  tiie  campus again ln '62.
(Upon asking him to a Leap Year party)
apologies to R. Burn*
Poor sleaklt, cowrln' tlm'rous beastie,
Oh what a panic's In thy breastle,
Thou needna start awa' so hasty,
Wl' startled glance,
Can ye 'no come along wl' roe—
Tis just a dance!
I rather think ye dlnna ken,
Just why o' all the Campus men
I ha' ito ask ye, laddie, when
Ye' seem so shy,
But realize me bonnie chap,
That so am I.
And in ma heart there's nimckle fear,
So even tho' I lo' ye dear,
Ye'd no be asked save 'tis Leap Year,
I ha' ma chance—
Oh, laddie, dlnna loqk bo glum,
'Tis just a dance.       „
For ye are blest compared wl' mo,
I ha' to foot the bill, ye see,
While ye, ma lad, can go scot-free,
Ye should be gay-
Can ye no think o' any words
At all to say?
Oh, Laddie, must ye stand and stare?
I'm no the type ye need beware.
Yo needna think I'll ask ye malr—
I'm fearful noo!
Perhaps ye think ye'd no he safe
('Tis fltty-two.)
A,h, weal, It wias a gallant try.
But when I see ye' next In Bl,
Yo needna try to catch ma eye,
I shallna turn,
From now on, lad, I'll go to class-
But just to learn.
Gertrude Speaks From
Re the politlcr.1 situation . . .
my general feeling Is that people over here are more restless
and scared than they were In
•i>0. Prices have gone up a lot
creating all the probems known
to you from your own country.
But here it comes in addition
to the general post-war hardships and the closeness of the
Russlon Zone Border. Mind you,
the first Invpressdon of a foreigner touring Germany with
dollars will still be favorable
since he has relatively much
money, even if he ls the poorest
among travellers.
There must be rich people
somewhere, because newest
Buicks zoom through the streets
most expensive things (foreign
foods as well as clothing) are
displayed and so must find customers, especially if they a*re
perishable goods as meat, etc.
Theatres, concerts are all sold
out almost every night, clubs
and bars are crowded even
though for my taste awfully a
la U and noisy besides knowing
how to extract money from people. But I don't takes this as an
indication that people have lots
of money, but that thoy do want
to escape •sometimes from reality and sa*ve to be able to go out
once in two weeks. Movies are
the same price as theatres, so
quite expensive too. So much
for the entertainment side,
whicli for the working people
is too expensive. Businessmen
who make money can live well
as anywhere else I would say.
There are some nice places
where you can sit and sip a
good Rhluewtne and we try and
do lt once in a while,  but the
people we meet there seem to
be the top 10,000 as we say.
In general people live for th*
day, some are mad at our Dr.
Adenauer for openly taking the
side of the West. They say he
could be more diplomatic and
try to bring about an under-
"landing—-if that's possible a'
all—between Bast-West and not
say right from the start: "We
belong to the West." They say,
of course we do belong to tho
West, but why annoy the Russians by saying it blankly. He
should negotiate one way or the
other between the two struggling so to achieve a German unity which is essential for our
further existence.
The Western Zones aro simply too crowded and will always
romi'.in a problem, furthermore
ithe refugees have only one desire; give us back our lands,
our farms and cities. In this
group you find many who would
rather have war today than wait
till tomorrow. They say that
Russia will nover voluntarily
give up the parts of Europe she
has under her control now, and
that if the Eastern Germany Is
to be farmed again by German
farmers and not just laying
waste, a war will be necessary.
.And since each day "works
for the Russians" as we say,
it would be a chance for the
West to start today, but in n
few years Russia would be so
strong that v.-n outcome of thd
war would at least be doubtful.
Very lew believe that German unity will be possible without trouble. Of course there are
voices who are mad at America
and England, too. Especially
since the" "fairy tale" about
German coal being exported to
the U.S. and being brought back
\ to Germany In the same boat as
U.S. coal for German. Import
(tiie price doubled In this deal)
was circulated. I just can't believe this. Granted« the Yanks
sometimes act lp a hurry, but
business people, which they are,
would never be so foolish and
waste their country's time and
energy ln such a foul deal. But
It's hard to tell that to Germans.
Many people feel that the
U.S, can give valuUble hints as
how to handle problems here.
• They should not do the work
Ithemselves but should assist
and advise Europeans, leaving
the actual job to us here. This
applies In particular to the U.S.
of Europe, whicih we have been
struggling for for centuries. My
own opinion ls that the common Idea of W. Europe Is at
present "defense", thus something if not negative, definitely
nothing creative or productive.
And I think that is absolutely
necessary to overcome the prejudices and century-old quarrels, However great the Communist threat may be, I don't
think lt will lead to a unification of Europe. There still Is
too  much  suspicion.
I enquired about going to
Spain. "No," for an ordinary
visit for study purposes I could
not get a visa. In Europe here
It Is like a bad marriage; you
want. to gain by being united,
but you don't want to give up
any privileges of your Independence. As I see it at the mom
ent, each state wants to havo
the neighbor help him against
Commumlst aggression, but tlhey
don't want to pay for It by giving some of their independence
in exchange. I personally hope
that ln spite of all the' grim
outlook all will turn out well.
But one thing is necessary for
that; tihat neither Washington
nor Moscow have atom bomb secure shelters, from where some
hundred people lead mafifcind
Into disaster by just pressing
a telephone button. As long as
these people will be subjected
to tthe same danger as the ordinary Joe, there will be no Im-
mdtate danger. But If . . . let's
not talk about lt. The ordinary
people in Hamburg Btill walk
day by day through the ruins
of the last war . . . and I am
not speaking from Germans In
particular, just from men In
general who have gone through
a war, lost or won does not matter . ,t. They have no hot water
to wash, the street cms arc
jammed with people no matter
pooj 'Xwp aqi jo auin ivipA.
so expensive that one can hardly afford it. 'l'ne neighbor worries about Ms own problems and
does not greet you with a friendly word and so the whole atmosphere ls dull, grey . . . 1984?
But let's get away from this.
These are excerpts fromi a
letter written to a former mem
ber of the ISS committee by
Gertrude Stock, one of the German students who cu*me to UBC
on the Exchange Scholarship
program of 1950-51.
Mary Rawson.
WAITED RIDE, 8:30 or 9:30's
Monday thru Friday from vicinity
t,t 55th nnd Victoria. Contact E.
I. Wllks, Hut A4, Teacher's Train-
car chain from Kerrisdale district.
Phone Maurice, KE 1659L.
.'rom   vicinity   Oak   St.  and   20th
^Vve. Returning daily nx 5 Tuesday
ind Thursday at 5:30. Contact Sob
Couplar, Law Library any P-tn.
Little Mountain Camp via 41st tor
S:30's. Please phone FR 0349.
Bldg. Thursday morning, Betty,
KB 1093R.
Metallurgy   Bundling   (campus)
maroon  lifetime  waterman's  pen.
Please return to lost and found or
met bldg.
brawn leather case. Reward. Ph.
AL 0633.
tiger skin on the dash board. Please contact P. Cardell, Acadia Camp
Hut 35Vegardlng briefcase or leave
message and same at AMS oMlce.
burbury overcoat will the person
rinding same please phone West
Grey with red overoheck all Wool.
Size 38, $4b. Phone AL 021GR.
never worn, size 42, maroon. Sell
for first decent offer. Phone MA
."474   evgs.
gi-ee, 1st and 2nd year English. KE
7760L. 39-20
tall In good condition. KB 29951,.
ed sleeping room with private entrance  (net in basement). Breakfast optional. Phone AL 1547.  '
housle Apts, AL 0655R. Typing,
essays, thesis, mlmeo, notes. A
specialty. We keep our deadline.
University area* campus rates. >f>
duate. Accurate and reasonable.
One-half block from UBC bus terminal. 4633 West Eighth Ave. AL
3242b. 32—10
ed typist ln English and German
Between 9 and 12 a.m. PA 1708.
onably and accurately. CE 9778.
fast and accurate. Call Mrs. Edwards, B.A,, new address, corner
4th U 1960 Waterloo, CH 02G4.
Your   tongue,   your   teeth,   your
mouth, your Ups I felt
In a kiss
Your hair, your cheeks, your n,eck,
your body t caressed
Iu a dream
Your charm, your smile, your presence, your love I wished
In vain
Typical, frustrated, semi  poetical,
sublimated, sexy nambllngs of the
average Thursday UBC poet.
Tommy Korlcan.
DR. SUSANNE POLSTEREB, production manager and
Mistress of Ceremonies of the 3rd Austrian Student Goodwill Tour to UBC. Even with her busy jobs, she has not
forgotten how to smile or to study.
Come And See
The Austrians
Dance And Sing
Hrs.: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon
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Tuesday, January 22, 1952
Assistant Editors—CHARLIE WATT and BRIAN WHARF
Birds Win  First
Game Of Season
Gundy McLeod Sets Pace;
irds Win Over Rangers
UBC 55, St. Martins 53.
Pacific Luthefan 57, UBC 46.
UBC Thunderbirds finally did the impossible! On Friday
nighty Jan. 18, 1952, at the War Memorial Gymnasium, Pomfret's charges won a Basketball game.
Atth'Qittfh PrWay night's game dld4> • —
not -count in tbe Evergreen Con- /contest,   w«s   the   sparse   crowd
ference  standings,  the  defeat  ot
St. Martins College Bangers snap-*
ped a \d game losing streak worst
|n th« hWjory of UBC.
Th« Birda luck didn't hold out
for low, M tlhey dropped the Sat-
vrttay night V.*ont«Ht to the power'
fud P&caffc Lllltheran Gladiators.
llie final score; 67-46 for the Clergyman.
On * Friday night, a composite
■quad of Jayvees and Birds faced
the equally 'loss-ridden St. Martin'* quintet. Gundy MacLeod set
the pace in the first quarter, to
Mad UBC.Into a 20-12 lead. Mac-
Lew) appeared to have a made-to-
order shot during the initial stansa;
each one of his four consecutive
ib&ukelts, was made from the some
•pot on the court, it was quite a
deal to watch those long shots loop
in from the same angle,, ln this
"X-tnarks-the-spor routine. At the
wihlch turned out to watch the
Birds rack up their first victory
of the season. The first stages of
the game were played before a
howling mob of exactly 103 spectators.
On Saiturday night, the Birda
dropped their third straight Evergreen conference game, (67-46).
Another sparse crow was on hand
to wiatch the league-leading Pacific
Lutheran (ilndlators do battle with
Jack PomBret's collection of youth
ful and veteran charges.
For rhe first time this year, Jack,
the Wily Jackal of the courts, unveiled his Intricate zone defense,
In a vain effort to come up with
a win. Like a plaintive voice crying
out In the wilderness, during the
numerous time-out sessions, Jack
exhorted his boys to employ his
secret-weapon to better advantage.
All was In vain, even the usually
effective zone defense couldn't hold
half'way mark, the Birds were still the powerful "Olads" in check.
in the win column, with a 36-27
Pomfret was quite satisfied with
the Birds performance, and stated
tn the tthird period, the Rangera that   he   woul   probaibly   use   the
broke Into action, and commenced i "Zone" again  next  Friday,  when
to cut down UBC's lead, which still J the Birds meet Whitworth College
stood at 45-43 at the end of that Pirates.
Quarter. ' 8TUART HELPS
With two minutes, and 40 seconds j Hon Stuart, back again from the
remaining, a successful foul shot, | Inter-City League's Clover-Uafs,
coupled with Walt Brudulcks long strengthened    the    Bird's    attack.
field goal, brought the Saints with
in one point of the Birds. (63-52.)
At this point, the UBC quintet
wisely  started  the  stalling  campaign, in an effort to prevent fur-
Ron's height enabled him to gather In a good many rebounds, thus
aiding the Birda to gain better on-
trol of the backboards, something
which the Birds have consistently
their fcorlng toy the rampaging | failed to do In previous contests.
HKtigers. John Southcott's fast lay-1 The Biuds trailed the Clergymen
Ufr counter saved the day, and fur-j by very flight margins during the
ther loss of face for "dear auld: first two quarters, but were doomed
UBC.'' during     Lutheran's     high-scoring
CROWD DISAPPOINTS * third .stanza.  Quarter .scores were.
The  ironic  feature  of  Friday's 15-11, 31-24, and 46-.">.'i.
... 20 YEARS AGO 	
Serious congestion during the
noon hour rush caused Cafeteria
management to ask students to
vacate their tables a** soon as
they had finished eating. "The
cafeteria ls not a place for study",
they stated.
Twelve hundred newly arrived
ex-servicemen were welcomed to
UBC hy Council president Allan
Ainsworth and representatives of
campus clubs. Attending a special
winter session, servicemen wer.
given a thorough' outline of extracurricular - campus activities and
urged to participate In them.
In a statement to the Ubyssey yesterday Athletic Director Bob Rolbinette said that the
vurning down of Vancouver's
entry into the Western Inter-
Provincial Football League will
have an indirect bearing or*
he future of Football at UBC.
"If Vancouver had been admitted," said Hob, "It would have
meant that the calibre of players
entering the University would be
much higher than at the present
time." *
The interest of students In the
public and high school would
bound to turn to Football ami
there would he a great demand
for Football on the High Schools.
ln this way local youngstera
would get an early start on the
football trail. They would gather
in open fields or on street corners
and begin to imitate their hero's
on the Pro squad.
Hob said that the relationship bi
tween the two Prairie Provinces
and British Columbia would be
greatly improved, and the Oeneral
1 interest In the respective cities
would increase.
Eilers Clip
UBC Again
Wednesday night, at John Oliver High slhool, the Oirl's Senior A Leagtle was in full swing.
The UBC Thunderettes went
down to defeat against a power-
packed Eilers squad. High scorer
for the winners was Norah Mc-
Derinot with 14 points, Adele Asel-
tine for Varsity scored 12 points. j
Friday at 0:15. the girls will |
play  the  pie-Hni  to  the  Thunder-'
j bird's  game, at  Memorial  Oymnn-;
j slum on the campus. They will be;
1playing an exhibition game against
Kx-Kits. The interesting feature
of tlio game is that many of .the
past Thunderette players are jilay-
I ing for Ex-Kits.
Individual   scores   for   Thunder-
U'ttes:   C-ee 2.  ('rafter  1,  Nyholm.
| Moore.   IIushcI,   Salna   2    Aseltine
i 12,   Bennet, Donovan   2,  Cooke   2.
i Total 21.
{     Kllers:   Sinter   4.   Mllner   4.   N.
I McDermitt 14, Macdonald 4, Cnla-
ban  2,  Piper !>,  L.  McDermitt  10,
! Stoddard. Total 47.
Fern Cagers Win
The Thunderettes, female edition of the Thunderbirds, defeated Kitsilano Community Centre 32-25 in an exhibition
senior A girls basketball game at the Memorial Gym on Friday
Eleanor Nyholm led the Varsity ftirls with eight points while Bev.
.floore with 7 points and Jan Crafter und Eleanor Cave C paints each
lolloped close behind. Usual high scorer for the Thundere.tites, lOleanor
Cave, was .closely checked throughout the game. ■>
Although she dhf not l><*eak into the scoring column Uov. Cooko
din a terrific job In checking Mearnie Rummers, starry forward "in!
■■■.iM.hcr one player on the Kitsilano squid, to a standstill, Barbara .loii.i
;on, in matching ICleanor Nyhom's contribution, led the Kids contingent.
The game wa» played as a. preliminary to the Thunderbird fixture,
■■iid'wns a close, well played affair down to the laut whistle.
Thunderettes Cave-6, Crafter-6, Nyhim-8, Donovan-, Moore-7, Salnas,
("ruHHtl, Cooke, Aseltlne, Total '.Vi. Kitsilano Community Centre Brinham
'.'., Suniiners-4, JohiiHon-8, Muickeu/.te-l, (iordon-2, Post-2, limes-:',, Adank-2,
Total 25. *
Girls Open
Hoop Sked
Hello again . . . Well, girl's intramural basketball started last
Monday, and the first gumes were
remarkably good. Phys Ed. 2 scored a win over Arts 1. grey, with
a score of il to 5. The second
game on Tuesday saw Newman defeat VOD 9 to 3. Let's hepe that
further games in this term's intramurals will he Just as good.
Remember, all teams should enter tlfo archery tournament very
quickly, because urchery Is starting right away and the arrows wil)
be flying every Friday at noon
in the Field House.
Badminton is coming up, and a
ski meet is plunned for Feb. 17
at Mount Seymour. There will be
four entries to a team for the ski
meet and as many teaipp as wish
to enter may do so. So, come on
girls let's really make an all out
effort to enter this meet whether
skied  before or  not!
Remember, too, that there Is an
Indco;* track-meet being organized,
and we want you all to particl-j
pate. There is also another Inter- j
esting little it*|*n, that Is, if you
. .e fairly good in intramurals you.
may win an award which, is called '"Intramural Block Letter'', and
all managers are eligible for the
"Intramural   Manager's  Award."
Following is the Girl's intramural Schedule for next week:       <
Jan. 21 Res II vs Arts I green.!
Ref.  Adele Aseltlne. I
Jan. 23 Pharmacy vs Home Be.
Ref. Jan Crafter. !
Jan. 24 Arts I yellow vs Arts
11  white. Ref. E. Cave. i
Jan- 2r> Hillel vs Arts IV green. I
Ref.  E.  Nyholm. j
The pre-Christmas intramural,
race for points was won by Art* |
I grey with ii* total of 335 points, j
nice going gals! !
Ski Meet In
Air For Gals
Calling all girls interested in
ski racing! Beginners are eapeei-
illy welcome, and are needed to
help organise a ski-team for the
university. All those Interested!
will receive competitors cards for
local ski "meets, coaching in .fundamentals,   and   racing   skills.
Four girls will be chosen to go
to the Women's Pacific North
west Intercollegiate ski .meet,
which is being held at Whiteflsh.
Montana this year. Anyone who
was at last year's ski meet will
tell you how much fun it was, cud
what a grand time they all had.
All that is needed Is some inter-
est from* a few of the 1700 girls
on the campus, not skill, just interest. Tad Harper will give you
all the help you need, and other
Instructors will be around to coach
and train each girl.
Most of the local ski-runs are
very simple, and competition V*
B aind C Class. Rwes will be relatively easy and the Inter-collegiate ski-meet' vvill be -even easier.
So attend the meeting which will
be held Friday, Jan. 23 in Hut
O-fi ui noon hour. Don't forget this,
and let's support the inter-collegiate ski moet.
Wo News Or Who Killed MacBeth?
I for one, have always believed that Nature's two most
misunderstood creatures are
the Scotchman and the Boa constrictor, lit Is, perhaps, true hat
'•bednig neither one nor the other
I should keep the whole matter
to myself. But his approach
would lead to journal ism at its
best, quite out of place on tills
As "Bobbie Burns Day" Is
drawing near, let us confine
ourselves to an examination of
the   case   against   Mr. 'Average
Scot. For fth'is issue only , we
will allow Mr. Average Una to
slither back into Gkefenokee, and
join in the hunt for Franko
Laine's Swamp Ctrl.
Ilerewither charges against
Mr. Average Scot and examination thereof.
Charge: .Mr. AlHeiage Scot is
Examination of this charg.*
proved it ridiculous. The pained expression on the fact of
"Cicorjj'e Rex., as iitieiint.ed • ii
the  Scotch   penny,   is  not   caus
ed  by  the forverlt  squeezing of
lu'.ntmy   Highland  hands.  Rather.' ii   is a natural pose indicative   o!'   the   aittltnde   that   thc_
Kngllsh monarchs have held to-
w-'rda    the   Scotch    since    tho
n.:ttle of Bannoekburn.
Chan Re:   Mr.   Average   Scot   is
a  drunkard.
This charge originates with
a young Mullah peer who, while
ii'tenelin the wake of an old
Seottiseh geintleimaii. was asked
by the tearful widow to "pi en so
*-*t;i.v  awuv -from   the   bier"   The
Gals Too Can
Play Bagpipes
It's not the men who monopolize the field of bagpipe-playing, it seems.
The UBC pipe band includes
three young lassies, Mamie Mac-
Alllsite.i* June J'aylor and Ann Tra
slier. Meimie and June have been in
the Band for the las.t two years.
Ann is a newcomer, who is rapid
ly learning the ropes.
Mamie MucAllister Is one of the
Pacific Coast's top Highland dancers and teaches dancing in her
home town of Victoria. She competed in the Edinburgh Festival
last year and won several prizes for
her   dancing.
June, a Phys Ed student Is an
ardent sportswoman. She not only
gets   excerclso   on   ihe   pipes,   but
a  sort of don't let  alcohol do j ,,iays  im  the  oii-U**  grass   Hockey
this to you warning and quickly ; telin,,
spread the rumor that the wed i    Alin   a lo(.a, gi,..   iiA wpH kumvil
Hibernian   had   floated   himself i,*,,,. hf>1. duiu.,Mf. ut vurloUH aiminw
into ills  grave on  a stream of' PVPnts
old   and   mild. j    Th0S(1 t,u.ep l)mve t|Klt uUvr al|>
Clu*,rge:   Mr. Average Scot isj.^ 1)()t ,,  ,„„„•„ vvt),..(1
bad tempered. I  ' _...
This   charge   is   about   to   be
put  to the  test:   If  the  writ"
o," this opus has not been beaten
to  death   by   a   wot   haggis   48
hours after this pr.pei* has been
pti'iM-ilied,  It   will  be completely
disproved.   ,
evil minded youth took this as
This space reserved for memos.
Another service of your Publications Board
Movie Again
The   Kickapoo  Club will   presen
the   second   sports   movie   in   tlieli
new st-rles tomorrow^noiin in  Phy-i
Hies  2ii*i.  This 'week  the film  is a '
edit intuition   of   last   week's   "Basketball at Oklwoma A and Al" fe:
luring   the   star   of   that   college.
Bob 'Kurland, Jack Pomfret. coach
ef   the   Thunderbirds   will   be   on
hand  to ansiwer I'll questions.
A full house turned out last Wed
nesd.iy and the movies was termed thc best sports film shown on
the campus for a long time. An
added attraction tomorrow will be
a basketbal quiz session conducted
by   Pomfret.
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