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 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
No. 50
Council 'Opens Up7
Campaign Rules
Existing Regulations
Declared "Too Restrictive
Prospects of an "opening up" in AMS election campaigns
loomed Monday night when Council decided that existing campaign regulations were "too restrictive".
Criticism of the regulations centred
around former restrictions which limited the number of posters and the
amount of money which could be used
by candidates in general election campaigns.
Adopting the suggestion contained in
a recent Daily Ubyssey editorial,
Junior Member Gordon Baum piloted
a motion through the meeting to have
the restricting clauses deleted from
the campaign regulations.
Here are the net effects of the Baum
1. Candidates are no longer restricted as to the number or size of posters
they may display for election purposes.
2. Candidates are no longer limited
in expenditures to "the cost of five
pictures". Instead, limitations of expenditures will be determined by the
election committee on the basis of the
wishes of all candidates for each
office, the committee having as its aim
"equality of opportunity for all candidates" in the campaigns.
3. Candidates are now required to
remove all campaign displays from
the campus within four days after
Supporters of the motion expressed
an experimental attitude toward the
new regulations.
"I don't know how the (new) rules
will work," said one Councillor who
suggested that the elections committee
draw up a formal report on the results of the new regulations.
Members voted unanimously in
favor of the motion.
University Padre
Leaves For Britain
Campus padre Rev. Lindsay Stewart is leaving for Scotland soon because   of   ill   health,   SCM   officfals
disclosed yesterday.
The SCM is assuming the responsibility of finding a speaker to carry
on the Sunday services at Little
Mountain, which have been led until
recently by the departing minister
Rev. Stewart usually conducted the
Thursday afternoon meetings of the
SCM, and was instrumental in aiding
students in their problems, SCM
prexy  Robin  Andrews said.
Gordon Baum
for banners . . . amendment
USC Asks Change
In Election Code
Council will ask Friday's general
meeting of AMS to approve a change
in the Code, to open the office of
president of USC to junior students
as well as seniors.
Their decision was based on a
recommendation from the Undergraduates Societies Committee that
eligibility for the office to extended to
Such a move would double the field
from which candidates for the USC
presidency could come, since, under
existing regulations, only seniors
may run for the position.
In the classifying of candidates a
"junior" is defined as "any student
who has completed first year Arts
and Science or its equivalent plus
one other year in any faculty and
who is not in his graduating year nor
(has) received a degree in any faculty."
A "senior" is "any student who
(has) . . . completed three fully accredited years at the university or
their equivalent."
Man Who Tried Goering,
Hess, On Campus Today
Judge Walter B. Beals, member of the United States
Military Tribunal who presided when Goering, Hess and other
high-ranking German war criminals were tried, will address
students in Arts 100 at 3:30 today.
The subject of his speech will be
"The Nuremburg Trials and My Impressions of Germany." He has made
this special trip to Vancouver to give
his personal observation on conditions'
in Germany, say UN Association officials, sponsors of the talk.
Nuremburg resembles a veritable
Dante's Inferno as a result of heavy
allied bombings, the judge told downtown newspapers Monday night.
He described Nuremburg as the the
"shrine city of Germany," and said
Hitler was going to build a peace
palace there to dictate pceice terms
to the rest of the world.
Judge Beals was admitted to the
Washington State Bar in 1901. He i.s
a veteran of World War I having
served in France with the 81st Division of the American Expeditionary
He was later promoted to a Lieutenant-Colonel and awarded the Legion
of Honor.
He reached a Judgeship in tlie
Washington State Supreme Court in
1928 where lie served four terms. He
was appointed  Chief Justice  for  ihe
terms 1933-34 and 1945-46.
In 1946 he was selected Judge of
the United States Military Tribunal
by President Trueman, and recently
returned to resume his former position.
BCER Officials  Reject  Proposal
For Special Streetcar, Bus Fare
LSE President Macdonald
Takes Open House Chair
Jerry Macdonald accepted the chairmanship of the Open
House committee Monday night on the condition that he be
assured of "reasonable co-operation" in organizing the events
of UBC's visitors' day.
Open house will be held March 5
and 6, instead of February 27 and 28
as previously planned, he said.
All plans, still highly tentative, were
reviewed before a faculty committee
Macdonald plans to divide the event
into three main parts. One part will
be the university Administration displays, which will feature the academic
and pedantic side of university life.
A second, the AMS exhibit, will
show the extra-curricular activity of
Third will be the industrial porV.on,
arranged by the Alumni Association
to demonstrate how university-developed techniques and university graduates benefit the industry of B.C.
Don Ferguson, Editor-in-Chief of
the Publications Board, pledged his
support of Open House by promising
to publicize the event in the pages
of The Daily Ubyssey.
Macdonald has "big ambitions" for
the affair,
"We want to put Open House on
such a scale as to do justice to the university and to demand attention from
citizens from other parts of the Province, as well as from Vancouver and
vicinity," he said.
Claims University Bus Line
Has Never Paid For Itself
Hopes that university students might be granted special
fare concessions on Vancouver street cars and the UBC bus line
were dashed yesterday by a statement from B.C. Electric officials to officers of the Alma Mater Society.
In a statement from E. W. Arnott, « ———	
BCER vice-president, the company re-
Aims of Open House,
he said, are
"First, to display the life and activity of the university student in its
proper balance.
"Second, to show the place and
functions of the university in the
"And third, to display the advantage
of public investment in the student
veteran and instituions of higher
learning generally."
Players Club Stage
Play at Winnipeg
"Aria de Capo," a tragedy in one
act, will be the presentation of the
UBC Players Club in the annual
Inter-Varsity "Play Parade" to be
held in Winnipeg January 29, 30 and
Those in ihe cast are Lois Shaw,
Philip Keatley, Ron Walmsley, Jack
Cairns,  and   Cal  Whitehead.
Joy Coghill, director of the play,
will not be going with the cast,
however. Scenery and special lights
which the University of Manitoba
is not able to provide will be sent
from here.
The Inter-Varsity "Play Parade" is
an annual non-competitive pagaent
that was inaugurated by the University of Alberta three years ago.
The four western universities participating in the festival stage a
one-act play apiece, alternating with
a serious play one year and a comedy
the next. Last year's presentation
by the UBC Players Club was "Solomons  Folly."
Jerry Macdonald
. . . accepts chairmanship
New Exchange
Toronto, Jan. 21— (CUP)— A joint
committee to set up American and
Canadian student exchange has been
formed by the national student unions of the United States and Canada,
Nancy McCormick, National Federation of Canadian University Students
vice-president has announced.
Although detailed plans are yet
unavailable, the committee have
drawn up a general program for
There will be published in Canadian and American student newspapers a list of universities in both
countries interested in the plan. From
this list qualified students in their
next to last years may select an
American school and then apply *to
the Joint Committee for US-Canadian Exchange.
Every effort will be made to bring
about the exchange. Because of academic restrictions, however, the faculties of medicine, dentistry and
forestry are excluded from the plan.
If for no other reasons than to
have Canadians study the "alleged
American emphasis on material progress to the detriment of intellectual
progress," and to have Americans
realize that Canada contains more
than Mounties and maple leaves, the
experiment would be useful, Miss
McCormick said.
She went on to point out the advantages of taking courses of reciprocal interest, of promoting good will,
and a better understanding of one
anothers destinies which are being
attained by following the same path
Palestine Question
Topic of Symposium
A symposium discussing the topic
"Should An International Force Be
Sent to Palestine t'o Implement the
United Nations Decision" will be
held in the Hillel House (behind
Brock Hall)   at 12:30 today.
This symposium will be the first
of a series of discussions to further
the understanding of the present situation in Palestine amongst university
jected proposals that UB'C students
be granted high-school fare privileges
or, alternatively, be granted transfer
rights from city car lines to the university bus.
The company was unable to grant
transfer rights, Mr. Arnott said, since
the university bus line had never
paid for itself since its inception in
The three-cent student rate on the
line was established at the request
of the provincial government when
UBC moved to Point Grey, the statement said ,and had remained in effect
despite the increase in material and
labor costs since 1925.
"It is an expensive type of service to operate because it requires
a large fleet of buses to be avail-'
able to meet short peak conditions
of travel," the BCER vice-president
The company could not grant UBC
students Vancouver street car tickets
at eight for 25 cents, the high school
rate, Mr. Arnott said, since in no
city in Canada did student concessions
extend beyond high school.
"The school ticket rate is obviously
a very low fare and one that our company is not in a position to extend
beyond its present limitations," he
Granting of transfer privileges to
students would bring them transportation at a lower fare than before the
recent rate increases, Mr. Arnott said.
Lower fares for university students
would have to be made up, therefore,
by other users of transportation services paying higher fares, the company said.
Although the company was unable
to grant the requested concessions, Mr.
Arnott said the BCER "has every
sympathy for university students in
the low income brackets, and particularly the returned veterans."
UBC Student Council president
Grant Livingstone said council would
consider future possible action on the
"The B.C. Electric have failed utterly to concede any preferential privileges to university students who are
presently paying more than ordinary
citizens for their daily transportation."
U.S. University
Needs Physics Men
The University of Pittsburgh has
openings for a number of Physics
instructors and assistants, it was
learned yesterday.
Salaries range from $1,200 to $2,400
per annum for instructors and from
$1,000 to $1,200 per annum for assistants.
Work will include Biophysics,
Electron Microscopy, Nuclear Physics, Praegmatism, Spectroscopy, X-
ray analysis and  theoretical  physics.
Mrs. FDR
Speaks At
Queens U
Asserts Individual
Duties Towards UN
Kingston, Jan. 20—(CUP)—
The rple of the United Nations
in assuring the rights of human
beings and the complementary
duty of individuals towards furthering the purposes of the
United Nations was the theme
of the address given by Eleanor
Roosevelt to the Queen's University students last week.
Wearing the robes and carrying the
scroll of a newly-conferred Doctor of
Laws degree, Mrs. Roosevelt said,
"I have come to believe that as long
as people have to live in conditions
which make living a mere existence
. . . there cannot be any confidence
between nations, no security, and
there can be no hope for peace."
Referring to the future of the United Nations organization she said, "I
know that there are many of you
who think of the United Nations as
just another attempt to set up machinery to preserve peace, but in your
hearts you are worried. You think
of the League of Nations, and wonder
if the United Nations can succeed . . .
Conditions around us have completely
changed, and unless human beings
change too, the test given us will be
a test we are unprepared to meet."
Mrs. Roosevelt was introduced by
AMS president Kenneth G. Phih who
spoke of her as "not just the wife
of President Rootevelt," but who
"in her own right, is a person of
immense renown." Students flocked
to witness the Convocation and later
to hear the address.
In a later press conference Mrs.
Roosevelt told newspaper men that
"the Russians have a great respect
for strength. We should be as strong
and militant in our beliefs as they
She pointed out that a successful
American economic system might
help the Soviet to appreciate the
western point of view and a depression, conversely will be considered
a vindication of Communism. She
was quick to add, however, that
greed should not be the only motivating force in our system. The individual must consider, not only his
own success, but that of others.
Mrs. Roosevelt felt that one of the
greatest weaknesses of the United
States was the racial question which
had become not only a domestic
problem, but an international issue
as well. The Russians point to it
repeatedly at United Nations conferences.
Judge Beals
.  .  from Dante's Inferno
Toronto, Jan. 21—(CUP)—Because members of the
University of Toronto Student Council criticized the "ivory
tower" attitude of an undergraduate-produced radio program, two members of the Toronto radio committee have
walked out in resignation.
Other members of the committee said "a small clique"
had been producing the program causing it to be a "flop".
Deep River Boys Perform
At Mardi Gras Pep Meet
The Deep River Boys will be the featured performers
in a star-studded Mardi Gras pep meet to be held in the Armoury
today at 12:30.
Currently   appearing   at   the   Palo-®-
mar the colored songsters are taking
time out to appear in the show in aid
of the greek letter societies annual
Under the direction of master of
ceremonies Pat Kalensky the noon
hour show will also feature a local
jazz orchestra and a preview of the
queen   candidates.
Raffle   tickets  will   be   sold   at   the
door  and  the  admission  price  is one
ticket, purchased on the .spot.
This pep meet is a new improved
version of the entertainment provided
for the 1946 Mardi Gras when the
"Boys" entertained more than 4,000
Tlie Mardi Gras will be held in the
Commodore Cabaret Thursday and
Friday, January 22 and 23. PAGE 2
Wednesday, January 21, 1948
The Daily Ubyssey
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF    -     -     -     -     DONALD FERGUSON
GENERAL STAFF: Copy Editor, Ron Haggart; News Editor,  Tore  Larssen;   Features   Editor,  George  Robertson,
Photography Director, Bob Cave: Sp orts Editor, Dick Blockberger.
UBC is in for a new deal in student
At Monday night's Council meeting, articles seven and ten of the slate of elections
were repealed.
Article seven was that choice example
of bureaucracy which limited the number of
signs a candidate could display to two not
larger than 21 by 28 inches and three not
larger than 18 by 21 inches.
There is now no limit on the number of
Article ten required that no candidate
should spend money beyond the expense of
the five photographs to be used on the five
posters. The new legislation does not place
any restriction on the amount of money spent
so long as all candidates for a single office
agree to spend equal amounts.
The over all effect of the amendments
will be to free the candidates from the fear of
being declared ineligible if they should as
much as buy a bottle of paint or a box of
thumb tacks.
With the relaxation of restrictions should
come bigger and better campaign stunts which
in turn will bring more student interest in the
elections at large. This is significant. The
Daily Ubyssey believes that the student apathy
which constitutes so real a threat to our student government, can ,in this way, be largely
Gordon Baum, sophomore member, is to
be complimented for his perspicuity as mover
of the resolution to amend, as are the members of council who supported him.
Council has opened the way ... it is now
up to the candidates to take advantage of
this opportunity to do something about
student apathy.
The Children's Hour
Out of consideration for the feelings of
our correspondent who signs himself "Disgusted" this column will leave damp dew-
tracks down somewhat different paths today.
Not that your Uncle is geting considerate.
For all he cares, "Disgusted" (who undoubtedly has puffy eyes each morning, puffy
amounts of bile created by a puffy disposition)
can grope around in his medicine cabinet and
swallow a lethal dose of iodine in mistake
for Listerine, any day he wants. Your Uncle
wouldn't move a finger to save his life; no,
not even if he had to write another column
to make him throw up again.
But he must have consideration for a man,
however base, puffy and vile, who can point
his finger at your Uncle's mind and say that
it has become unhinged through a series of
unhappy love affairs.
He knows this to be so, "Disgusted"
writes, because your Uncle is always talking
about beer and women.
Well, "Disgusted" may be base, bloated,
bureaucratic, puffy and vile; but he also is
cruelly and damnably correct. And it is
because of that that this column will skirt
the subject of beer and talk about women,
So this column today is dedicated to „-nx
young women who, under one pretext or another, are attending classes out here at old
Potpourri. Your Uncle has never met these
six young women, but he knows a great deal
about them. One thing he knows about them
(and this they themselves probably do not
know) is that they have one thing in common.
That thing (though the term is an injustice)
is a man. We shall call him, though this is
not his real name, Whizzer,
Lest a collective blush spread upwards
over old Potpourri to Heaven, your Uncle
hastens to add that though Whizzer is a
monster (because he has six girls) he is also
a gentleman. Relax, ladies.
The point of this whole matter is not that
Whizzer has six girl friends, any one of whom
might be you, dear feminine reader; but that
Whizzer is in somewhat,;of a quandary about
you. And because he is in a quandary, he has
drawn up a chart to assist him in making up
his mind as to which one of you he likes best.
We asked Whizzer what he was thinking
about, the other day, and he showed us his
chart. Down the left-hand side, dear girls,
were your initials. Running all the way across
the top were a series of headings, each relating
to a facet of your character. The headings
were: Appearance, Social Acceptability, Intelligence, Sense of Humour, Compatability,
Temperament, Sensuous Drive, Quality "X"
and Desirability Total.
Fascinated, your Uncle asked how the
thing worked. It was simple, Whizzer explained. All he had to do was to take each girl
in turn, run his pencil along under the ap
propriate heading, and give her a point rating
maximum points: five) under each. The final
figure, of course, was her Desirability Total.
Further discussion ensued. As a result,
your Uncle, for the first time in the history of
a family newspaper, is able to sweep aside the
veil of reticence between the sexes, and bring
his feminine readers salient, vital truths, hot
and glowing from the fire of the male mind, on
How to Be Attractive to Men.
One word of caution. Whizzer asserts that
his chart is not entitled: What I Want In a
Wife. It is: What I Want In a Woman. This
will not alarm intelligent women, who know
perfectly well that, given the latter, they will
transform it into the former.
Appearance? Clothes count, says Whizzer. But nice legs, a shape and a clear skin
count more. Social Acceptability? Sasy, says
Whizzer. How she deports herself in a roomful
of people. A mixer, in short, and an asset on
his arm. *
Intelligence? A wide range of conversation, with sparkling wit getting the extra
points. Sense of humour? Just that, says
Whizzer, denying that it means laughing at all
his jokes. Compatibility? Same level of ideas,
he says; or an interest in things in common.
Temperament? Not easy to anger, he explains
—but not phlegmatic, either. Sensuous Drive?
"Tender savagery in lovemaking" is the way
Whizzer puts it. This, he asserts, can only be
measured "in combat", but it can be guessed
at in what he calls tentative sorties. Quality
"X"- This, says Whizzer, is the charge he
gets when he looks at you (probably nothing
you can do about this, girls.)
And just to make it easier for you, we
will tell you what it was about you that
caught Whizzer's eye in the first place.
No. One—Whizzer saw you at a party,
matching "drink for drink" with another man.
That's for me, he said. No. Two—You had a
long-lashed, mysterious, enigmatic look about
you. He had to get behind it. No. Three—He
saw you leaping through the air in a tennis
match. Your agility stirred him. No. Four-
He saw you with a known wolf. As a matter of
male pride, he decided to swipe you from the
other guy. No. Five—He used to ride in your
car chain. The other women in the oar chattered away like crazy—but you were silent
and sweet; his heart warmed toward you'.
No. Six—He made a pass at you at a party
and you reciprocated. From that point, he
became interested in you.
Well, ladies, there you are. Whizzer—
the monster—has six loves, and you may be
one of them. And remember; there is really a
Whizzer, and he really is making a chart, and
he is totting your points up on his Desirability
Total. May the most desirable woman win.
As for you, "Disgusted", we wish you
small beer, indeed.
Dear Sir,
I have followed with interest
your excellent progiess in improving the standards of your paper. Copies of each issue have been
forwarded to me, and I have read
each with interest.
You are to be commended for
your wide news coverage, and for
your successful struggle for editorial responsibility free from autocratic censorship.
It came as a shock to me, therefore, to read your extremely sensational and distorted accounts of the
communist issue as it affects
NFCUS, NCSV, Branch 72, and
Grant Livingstone, followed by a
rather childish editorial entitled
"Mr. L. and the Beast".
May I ask, since you are so certain that Grant Livingstone spends
the bulk of his extra-curricular
time "baiting the reds", whether
you believe this from the proportion of space devoted to this nauseating subject in The Daily Ubyssey, or know this to be a fact by
keeping a 24 hour check on his
As secretary of Branch 72 last
year when Grant was branch president, I knew him to be aware of
communists and opposed to their
methods, but never on the "defensive" against them to a greater
degree than a surveyor is on the
"defensive" against mosquitos.
Your headlines have implied that
an admitted 2 per cent communists
have placed a respected, elected
leader on a rather sticky spot.
Tell me please, are you really
working for "Uncle Joe" or have
you been taken in?
Your sincerely,
F. M. (Speed) Hewett.
Dear Sir:
To those who heard Dr. McCall
on the subject: "Is Socialism Compatible with Christianity?':
The speaker described:
"For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
And no marvel: for Satan himself
is transformed into an angel of light.
Therefore it is no great thing if
ministers also be transformed as
the ministers of righteousness;
whose end shall be according to
their works."
Our applause showed we were
with him:
"Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times
some shall depart from the faith,
giving heed to seducing spirits,
and doctrines of devils."
The word of God (for which the
Reverend is supposed to stand)
convicts him:
"But there were false prophets
also among the people, even as
there shall be false teachers among
you, who privily shall bring in
damnable heresies, even denying
the Lord that bought them and
bring upon themselves swift destruction. And many shall follow
their pernicious ways: by reason
of whom the way of truth shall be
evil spoken of."
Is it not remarkable that the
Holy Bible, "half-baked" as Dr.
McCall would present it to us, was
eble to predict such false teachers
ts the reverend, who would preach
apostatic Christianity in the latter
N. C. Cornish, Arts 2.
Good Type
Dear Sir:
A grave injustice has been done
the political integrity of the Manitoba students.
Roland Penner, affectionately
known as Roily, was quoted hi
Friday's Ubyssey as the editor of
the students' organ (The Manitoban). Now Roily is a fine fellow,
an agreeable companion, and a
generally good type, save one point
on which he is slightly twisted,
that m his political interpretations
of any facts.
Roily was regarded as something
to be tolerated in the Parliamentary Forum, a good catalyst and an
authority on procedure—but it
came as a shock that he should
manage to gain control of the
students' newspaper—a call to
Charles G. (for Gcurmet) Smith, (a
good friend in spite of our political
differences) cleared this matter up.
Roily could never manage this
coup with as politically active a
campus as there is in Manitoba.
E. H. Clement.
Dear Sir:
Your latest about the whip and
the cudgel are the most frightening
yet. I'm not disparaging the
authors' abilities, (I might as well
be honest with you), I'm plain
Worried, because I found myself enjoying, with uncontrollable
laughter, these two skilful treatments of the monstrous. I should
have  wept.
It may be that the two authors,
like myself, have led a hard life.
Whatever the reason, blood and
inards are a joy to us (yesterday
I allowed a 2 year old neighbour
to devour a weevil).
If bestiality is a true, humorous expression of the age, I guess
that's i that. We must laugh, we
must be gay - but Mr Editor, I'm
Dear Sir:
I write this letter of a critical
nature in constant apprehension
of having flung back in my teeth
your now familiar adage, "If you
can find time to criticize, brother,
you can put in some pub-time."
In consulting the last few copies
of The Daily Ubyssey, however,
I feel justified in mentioning the
very unattractive facet of sensationalism that has appeared in
your reporting.
The student journalists seem
quick to adopt the fervor for
melodrama that typifies our modern dailies. I was always under
the impression that their circulation  managers were responsible
for their "selling-power" hideous-
ness. The Ubyssey, however, isn't
faced with a similar threat of
economic suicide by reporting a
situation or occurence intelligently,
without accentuating mud-slinging and name calling.
I certainly don't intend to accuse you of falsehoods or even
half-truths but observation of
your headlines and articles leads
one to suspect a definite lust on
your part for controversy between
factions on our campus.
Specifically, as you may have
guessed, I refer to the contest between Brother Livingstone and
the Communists. The substance of
your continuous reports seems to
be that "G.L. doesn't like the
LPP and vice versa, and ahso
that each are busily indulged in
contradictory accusations, (they
are obviously irreconcilable)."
I believe that news item should
be relegated to a spot somewhere
under the Spencer's ad and that
you cease promoting these self-
styled champions who so enjoy
"preening in the limelight."
Incidently, I hope in the coming
spring elections that the students
see fit to elect executives in the
various organizations who are nonpartisan and can see some method
of attacking problems other than
resorting to the unfortunately
popular "left vs right" smearing
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NO DIM LIGHTS, plush rugs, or sofas characterize psychologist
Dr. W. G. Black's office in the Employment Bureau. Here he is
going over result of three-hour Aptitude Test with Daily
Ubyssey associate editor Charles Marshall.
'What To Be?' Aptitude
Test Disperses Worries
What to be—that is the question:
Whether it is nobler for the mind to suffer
The labs and lectures of Applied Science
Or to take up Arts with its sea of opportunity.
Such is the soliliquy that constantly passes through the
minds of students everywhere. Being no exception myself I
decided to take my problem to an expert, Dr. W. G. Black,
UBC's Vocational Guidance counsellor.
With years of practical experience <^-
behind him, to say nothing of a PhD
in psychology, Dr. Black is the logical man to help the befuddled undergraduate straighten out his choice
of a career.
The first move was, of course, to
make an appointment, for besides
his work as a counsellor, the ex-
army officer lectures in social and
clinical psychology and finds himself
as busy as the proverbial one-armed
paper hanger.
At the appropriate time I presented
myself at the Student Employment
Bureau Hut and was quickly ushered
into the presence of the man with
the answers.
The office didn't have any of the
dim lights, plush rugs or other paraphernalia usually connected with the
profession of the mind. In fact there
wasn't even a leather bound couch
on which I could distractfully throw
myself to pour out my most secret
As for  the  doctor  himself,  sitting      .,        . _      .     „ ,   , T .,, ,
,..,,.     .  ..      .   ,   , I rather strange grouping," but I think
there behind his cluttered desk con- I .
tentedly smoking a blackened briar
for the works and I was getting it.
In the Preference Test alone there
was a whole book of questions to
answer; about 500 in all. With the
convenient little pin provided I doggedly punched out answer after answer but when the book started to
ask questions like, "What would you
rather do (a) preach a sermon (b)
plant sunflower seeds (c) bake a
cake?" I began to wonder if we
were playing parlour games.
After it was all over and I sat
back in my chair, gasping wildly for
breath, Dr. Black added up the results with the consummate skill of a
calculating machine.
With out the slightest sign of throat-
clearing or chin-stroking, he explained his findings, and, before I realized
it, was telling me things about myself that even I didn't know.
One of the tests, for instance,
showed a combination ef a high literary and mechanical count. This as
Dr.   Black   mildly   put   it,   "was   a
pipe, he didn't at all resemble my
idea of how a successful psychologist
should look. Where were the morning coat, pin stripes and reflex hammer one sees portrayed in all of the
better Class-B pictures?
Nevertheless as soon as he began
to talk, I knew that I had come to
the right place. With the skill of a
trained practitioner, Dr. Black explained to me the mechanism of the
tests he was about to give and soon,
without knowing it, I was garrulously pouring out my life story in answer to his subtle questions.
The preliminaries over, we got
down to work. I went through General Mental Ability Tests, Personality
Tests, Achievements Tests and Vocational Preference Tests.   I had asked
he  was just trying to be polite
The shoving papers and charts
aside, we began to discuss my course,
something that was uppermost in my
mind. It was very reassuring to hear
that I seemed to be on the right
track and that my lectures were, for
the most part, well chosen.
"Of course," Dr. Black stated, "no
one of these tests is infallible but
together they are usually a pretty
good   indication."
In all, the session lasted about
three hours and when it was over I
staggered out happy but feeling as
though I had just sat through a
double feature, complete with two
comedies and a news reel.
Dr. Black, however, wtio does this
sort of thing every day except Sunday, calmly relit his pipe and opened
the appointment book, looking for
new fields to conquer.
Council Appoints Birney
'Sincerity' Investigator
Dr. Earle Birney of the English department has been
appointed chairman of "A Committee to Investigate the Sincerity of Christmas Cards."
Councillors,  with  tongue  in  cheek,<§>-
Monday night passed a motion to that
effect following the reading of a letter
addressed to Council from Dr. Birney.
Here is the letter which prompted
their motion:
"Our pleasure in receiving your
Council Christmas Card was just the
slightest bit dulled this year (and last)
by the realization that you hadn't yet
noticed that the Bimeys were no
longer living in Toronto but right
here at UBC.
"Could someone be persuaded to
revise your mailing list (six years
out of date, in our case )in order that
the annual Xmas card may seem a
trifle less mechanical?
"Or better still, couldn't tlie Council   drop   this   whole   silly   artificial
"It must be a nuisance to somebody
in Council, it costs money (and will
cost a lot more by 1967, unlaw a lot
of ex-Councillors begin dying off),
and it is not even remotely in the
spirit of Christmas, which presumes
that same genuineness of feeling exists
between the donor and recipient.
"Not that I don't feel genuinely
friendly to the present Student Council, and wish them all sorts of good
luck, but it is obvious that whatever
powerful emotions grip the Student
Council when they think of me at
Christmas time are conveyed in a
six-year-old address in Toronto.
"Yours unto death (or revision of
mailing lists),
"Earle  Birney."
How Pictures Made
Theme of Display
The present informal exhibit in the
library is on the general theme of how
an artist composes his pictures, Mr.
J. L. Shadbolt disclosed Tuesday.
It assumes that the artist has some
sort of experience which he wishes
to communicate in terms that are
peculiar to visual art. These photographs of details from life and reproductions of paintings and drawings
show in a very broad and simple
way how and why the artist selects
a certain main point of view toward
his experience and how he selects
only those facts from nature which
will contribute best to the dramatization of the idea, he said.
Many of the illustrations in this
present exhibit are from the field
sketches and canvasses of official
Canadian   War   Artists.
Shulman, Brocking Rock
Meet In Verbal Battle
A verbal battle between Phil Brocking, president of the
UBC  Newman Club, and Ike Shulman,  former Communist
Forum president, came near to breaking up Tuesday's Labour
Progressive Party Club meeting.
Shulman took the chair and gave+
an address on the prospects of a depression in 1948.
In the question period following
the address, Brocking attempted to
switch the topic to alleged mass murders in Russia.
'If the Marxist economy is so fine,
why was it necessary for the Russian
Communists to murder three million
peasants?" he asked.
"There was no murder," Shulman
retorted. "The Soviet Union is a nation run by the working class and all
Brocking insisted that "native-born
Russians had told him of the murders
and asked how Shulman could refute
their statements.
"Our basic premises seem to be
different," replied Shulman. "I say
the murders didn't occur. You say
they did."
Other students then proceeded to
attack Shulman's premise that the
"Soviet Union had always acted in
the best interest of the working class."
"The capitalist countries, including
Canada,   betrayed  the  working  class
its government actions have been in  for the sake of their own gains," Shul-
the interest of the working class," man said.
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for  J.  Brown.
the Undergraduate Society Committee on Wednesday, January 21 in
Arts 101. This is important.
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for Formats
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like their evening gowns fluffy.
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sleeves or cap sleeves.
BALLERINAS   .    .    .    Full skirted
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There's a youthful flattery to
the comfortable shorter evening
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Our collection of formals includes taffeta, velvet,
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brilliants. Sizes 12 to 20.
$29.50 to $79.50
Wednesday, January 21, 1948
by bruce saunders
Sixty odd majorettes, cheer-leaders, band members, hockey
players and pubsters invaded Nanaimo last week-end. They
visited every institution, from the seamy to the sublime, and
fully approved of each one.
There was a parade in the afternoon, a small but noisy
cheering section at the hockey game in the arena, and a dance
after the game. After the dance, hamburgers, etc.; the etc. was
the most interesting of all events.
Led by a B.C. Police patrol car, UBC's merry menagerie of
pepsters paraded through the winding main drag of the Island
paradise. As you will remember, Saturday was chilled with a
particularly bitter wind, the kind that makes a person feel cozy
indoors. Anyway the band members had cold hands, the cheerleaders were chilly all over, and the majorettes were practicaly
frozen. A colleague of mine can vouch for the latter statement.
He was with one of the majorettes during the evening—she was
still cold.
UBC's cheerleaders were sensational despite a singularly
excited femme member, and a male counterpart with a stiff
neck (no connection between the two, we hope) even when the
canvas on the ice skidded, carrying a luckless member of the
group to his knees—much to the delight of the two thousand
onlookers in the arena.
Varsity brass band made quite an impression on the local
town-folk, both in the parade and at the game. We were told
by one of the spectators that the band was the best thing that
had happened to Nanaimo for a long while. The grizzled old
character who told us this said he would say something else
just as nice if we would buy a raffle ticket from him for a new
My sidekick and I, after a bitter struggle, finally pooled our
resources and handed the man one hundred pennies to hear
him say, and I quote "It's a damn shame we have to import a
bunch of students to get music here, let alone have them show
us what a good band sounds like."
Thanks, Nanaimo
For a long time now, we have been aware that Nanaimo
loves Nanaimo. However, we were pleasantly surprised to note
that it also loves UBC. Someone once said that all the world
loves a student, or something like that, and Saturday was a
definite exemplification of that saying; be it old or new.
True, in the first period when the Islanders were clipping
along with a five to nothing lead, we heard a few disparaging
remarks from some of the younger members of the crowd, but
in the last two cantos both teams had two thousand rooters; oh
mama, what a roar!
In all of those incidents which occurred in our very long
day, only one could have been done without, according to our
way of thinking. Right after the Clippers had scored their fifth
goal, the trombone section of the band rose and saluted the
scorer with an (un) musical Bronx cheer. No doubt it was done
in the spirit of fun, but it sounded slightly supercilious (how's
that Tennant?) to us.
Night Life
Nanaimo's bowling alleys were taken over by the invading
forces, both before and after dinner. After dinner, your humble
scribe (our apologies, Chick) ably rolled the ball down the gut
ters to amass a stupendous score of 98. People told me that it was
not a very good score. I quickly came back with, "Well there was
someone else playing and she had 21 in the fifth frame."
The Pygmy dance pavilion was the scene of a vicious battle
of dedications. Bandleader Stu Storey slowly went berserk
sorting out requests from Nanaimo-ites for "She's Too Fat For
Me" to be played for the majorettes, and "Thanks For The
Memories" from the majorettes and cheerleaders to the coal-city
kids. Oh, it was a glorious weekend.
TROUBLE — Walt Wilde and Terry Nelford are bound to
supply plenty of trouble for opposing forwards attempting to
get a shot at the Thunderbird goal. Nelford made the All-Star
team which plays Lethbridge at the Forum tonight.
Four UBC Puckchasers
Picked For All-Stars
When the Vancouver All-Stars take the ice against the
touring Lethbridge Native Sons tonight at the Forum, four UBC
Thunderbirds will add to the power of the White Spots to form
the club.
According to advance notices,  the®-
Native Sons have gathered an aggre
gation of puck-chasers that' will go
a long way. The NHL New York
Rangers think enough of them to
have a working agreement in order
to supply the parent club with replacements in case of injuries to the
pro stars. Several players have gone
up from the Sons to the professional
ranks, playing under the colors of
New York Rovers and Ramblers, just
one step down from the big-time.
The team to oppose the Albertans
will be comprised mainly of Vancouver White Spots, under the tutelage
of Johnny Clark, the Spots coach.
UBC is the only other club to contribute players to the game, outside
of Vancouver Indians who will supply Sam Hergert to understudy Roy
Worrall  in the nets.
Terry Nelford, backbone of the
'Bird defence will see plenty of action, while Haas Young, Hugh Berry
and Fred Andrew will go into the
game as a unit, comprising the second line of attack.
Johnny Clark feels that it is better
to greet the Sons with a team that
has played as a unit, rather than
to pick individual stars from the six
teams in the league. Consequently,
the four stalwarts from the campus
were approached in toto and from all
appearances will appear on the ice
The tilt is scheduled to go at 9:00
tonight at the Forum, and all though
the prairie men will start as slight
favorites, the club assembled by
Clark should be capable of giving
them plenty of trouble.
Sports Department
Needs Reporters
There are approximately
eleventy sports and teams on the
UBC campus which do not receive adequate coverage in the
Sports page of the Daily Ubyssey. We know that and you
know that. Naturally, this fact
is rather annoying to both of
us. There is a reason, however,
why these teams do not and
cannot be given space on the
Sports page, and that is our
lack of reporters.
At the present moment, the §ports
department is operating with a total
staff of seven — yes, you heard
right, seven. That's mighty few
people to put out a page every day.
Right now, it's reached a point where
we are forced to skip the occasional
We are appealing, therefore, for
any budding journalists who think
they might have a flair for writing
sports to drop down to the Pub and
see us. We can certainly use you.
Believe it or not, we even need
feminine reporters. We could use
them too. All we can promise you
is work and experience, with the
occasional party thrown in. We think
it's worth it — we wouldn't be here
if we didn't. So there's your invitation, fledglings. How about dropping down to see us?
The  Varsity Gym
UBC Chief)
New West Luckies
Game Time: 8 p.m.
A Pass Feature
Two Inter A teams saw action on the campus Monday night
in the UBC Minor League as the Sciencemen beat Golds 44-43
and the Blues hit the Acadians 43-26.
In the first game of the evening on^
the UBC maples ,the Sciencemen had
to fight right clown to the wire to
win. From the opening whistle right
clown to the final horn, the game was
in anbody's hands. In fact, it was
with only 10 seconds to go, score 43-42
for the Gold club, and Tom Press of
Science scored o one hander to win
the game 44-43 for Science.
Playing conditions were not quite
as close in the second fracas as the
Acadians, minus Big Boy Charleston,
went clown to defeat at the hands of
the   Inter   A   Blues.   Unlike   the   first
'game .the Blues took a quick lead and
held on to it throughout the game.
Gerry Howe's 14, Bill Kushnir's 10,
and Dave Mitchell's 10 contributed
to 34 of tile Blues 43 points.
Over on the Magee floor Monday
afternoon ,the third Inter A team on
the campus, the Whites, suffered a
55-50 defeat in a hard-fought exhibition game against the Magee Senior
basketball club. Teddy Rae was high
man for the winners with 15 while
Denny Wotherspoon and Dave MacFarlane gathered 15 apiece for the
ntramural  Schedules
Jan, 21, Kappa Sigma A vs Delta Upsilon A, Gym
Jan. 21, Phys. Ed. A vs Forestry A, Field House
Jan. 21, Beta Theta Pi A vs Sciencemen, Field House
UBC Chiefs Meet Luckies
Tonight On Campus Maples
The Senior A Basketball League's most, torrid contest of
the current season will probably be staged tonight when the
UBC Chiefs and New Westminster Luckies tangle at 8 p.m. on
the campus maples.
Up  to  date  these  two  teams  have*	
put on some of the best displays seen |
in the loop and, tonight's tilt promises
to   be   even   more   exciting   than   its
In their first two meetings, Luckies
crawled off with the honours only
after exerting themselves to the limit.
The third game, played in the Fraser
town about two weeks ago, was
thrown out after Luckies had managed to edge the Students 58-56 in
The contest was done away 'with
when Chief coach Doug Whittle protested against the timing of the extra
It was in this tilt that the Chieftains,
behind 15 points going into the fourth
quarter, staged a magnificent rally to
tie up the affair at 50 markers apiece.
At tonight's game, with the advantage of their home floor and the experience gained in the previous meetings
the Chiefs are even money to take
the affair.
With Luckies currently holding
down the league's top spot, a win this
evening for the Indians would improve their hold on the third place
spot besides being a complete moral
Starting for the Whittlemen will be
veteran guards Freddie Bossons and
Bob Boyes while the front line positions will be filled by freshman Art
Phillips, Robin Abercrombie and
Chuck Raitt.
For their second match of the week,
the Chiefs will travel to Chilliwack
on Saturday to meet the Vallies.
SKI MOVIES will be shown in
Physics 200 at noon Thursday. One
film is a movie on ski technique by
one-time World Champion Rudolph
Romminger. A silver collection will
be taken.
'Bird Hoopsters
Lose To Idaho
Caldwell seems to be the jinx
of UBC's basketballing Thunderbirds. Monday night they
were swamped by the College
of Idaho Coyotes to the tune of
63-42, thus dropping their second PNWIC Conference game
of the current season. Pat
McGeer, one of the most reliable
forwards on the Blue and Gold
squad, led the campusmen running up a total of 10 points.
In another conference fixture at
Walla Walla, Willamette University
Bearcats kept up their league-leading
pace by trouncing the Whitman College Missionaries 53-41.
UBC — McGeer 10, Kermode 3,
Haas 5, Munro 4, Mitchell 9. Subs—
Forsythe 1, Bell 2, Stevenson 4,
Scarr 3, Campbell 1, Total 42.
IDAHO — Sayre 11, Adamson 4,
Lee 1, Jensen 12, Millbrook 7. Subs-
Dunn 4, Taylor 11, Jonas 1, Wilson 2,
Ernstrom 4, Kane 6. Total 63
All first-round tennis matches in
the Open Men's Singles Tournament
must be played off by Saturday,
January 31. Matches not played off
by then will be defaulted and team
aspirants are advised to take notice
of this deadline. Matches may be
played off on Thursday and Friday
evenings, and Saturday afternoons
in the Field House.
Ever Thought
of Writing Sports ? ? ?
Sports Editor
of the
"^T    ^y needs your help . . .
If you are willing to spend a little time each day in
writing sports stories for your campus paper . . .
If you want to get in on the fun of covering games of
all kinds on the campus . . .
has just that kind of work for you.
You can also get training in newspaper
works such as
. . . writing
. . . editing
. . . presswork
Drop in at the Pub
to make arrangements to cover your
favorite sport.
Help us give an adequate coverage to sports on our


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