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The Ubyssey
No 37
Charlie Walker is a nominee for Alma Mater Society
i   Present secretary-treasurer of Eng*
ineer's Undergraduate Society, Fireball Walker has had varied executive
: positions with the engineering faculty.
; Last year he was engineering representative for Undergraduate Societies
Committee, and at Uie same time was
a member of Open House Committee.
In Charlie's first year at this university, he was president of freshman
engineers. He has also done work for
Mussoc and Varsity Outdoor Club.
Born In Calgary, Walker has since
spent time in New York and England. He took an intermediate Bachelor of Science degree in England.
Don Urquhart is campaign manager
 for Fireball Charlie Walker.
Bill Haggert, who is the 1949-50 president of Undergraduate
Societies Committee, has been nominated for position of Alma
Mater Society president, .
While in his first' year of Electrical
Engineering, Bill was a section representative. He worked his way ontc
Engineering Undergraduate Society in
his next year, and from there was
elected as president of USC.
The object' of Haggert's political
work has been to re-organize and
successfully manage Undergraduate
Societies Committee. He assisted in
the drafting of their new constitution.
Aside from being an executive member of USC, he was a former script
writer for Radio Society, and a
member of the Chess Club.
Bill has spent six years in Vancouver and some time in Eastern Canada
. Peter de Voogt, 2nd year law student, a native of Brussels,
Belgium, and hus spent 14 years in Vancouver.
From 1947 to 1949 he was chairman
of PFC Boy's Club Committee. This
year, as Junior Member on the Council, he organized Homecoming, which
for the first time in UBC history has
made a profit.
He is chairman of the ISS committee,
and was the UBC delegate to the
Montreal convention in November,
1949, where he was elected Western
Regional Vice President.
de Voogt is also a member of the
Civil Liberties Union, in which he
had an executive position last' year.
He has been associated with student
groups and organizations since he has
been at UBC.
Cup To Bes'irv'Jan 20
Western Canada's famous McGoun Cup debating contest
will take place .January 20 in Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg,
and Saskatoon, with four University of British Columbia candidates entered in the competition,
Donald   Lanskail   and   Alan  Fraser •     —	
will take thc affirmative side of and Stan Medley' Stan is a University
"Communist Activity be Made a ot Saskatchewan agriculture gradu-
Criminal Offense in Canada," when \ ute- and while there he was President
they compete against University of of the D*batm« Society. In the past,
Alberta debaters al 8 p.m. in Brock \ he has "presented that university in
H ,. •     McGoun Cup contests.
Hod Young  is now completing his
Committee Finds No Proof:
"Fireball" Walker Safe
LONDON — (CUP) — Student Council funds have
been made available to the individual students at the University of Western Ontario by an ingenius "money-box"
The money may be obtained interest free from the
box placed in one of the main buildings.
The student signs a card which is turned face-downwards in place of the borrowed money.
.If the loan is not returned within a week, the card is
turned face-up until it is repaid.
'Minimum Standard'
Physics Dept. To Conduct
Temperature Research
Campus will soon be carrying on low temperature research
to within one-tenth of a degree of absolute zero. Dr. G. M.
shrum, Physics Department Head at UBC, made this announce-
nent to the Open House session of the B. C. Academy of
Sciences in UBC's Physics Building last night.
 —■*   The Department' of Physics of the
University  of  British  Columbia  has
Al Fraser, who is a BA graduate
from McGill University, is now completing the final year for his Bachelor
of Law degree. Mr. Fraser was a
member of UBC's McGoun Cup team
in 1949.
Donald Lanskail is president of
United Nations Club, executive member of UBC's branch of Canadian
Legion, and executive member of
Vancouver Branch of tiie Young
Liberal Association.
Al the University of Alberta, UBC
is  being   represented   by   Rod   Young
legal studies here, after being defeated in his running for second year
in Parliament.
University of British Columbia was
entered into McGoun Cup competition in 1927, and won the trophy in
1938 and  1942.
Judges in Vancouver competition
will be Hon. Mr. Jus'ice J. M. Coady.
Dean Cecil Swanson. and Alderman
Ale>:  Fisher.
The organizers of these debates invite the general public to attend.
Council Defeats
USC Motion For
Arts Agent
Motion that USC include a fosb
vote in the Arts faculty representation
was defeated by Council Monday
Passing of the motion fould not have
dtered proportional representation on
At present, Arts .reDresematives
control 42 percent of USC votes. Thp
percentage is divided evenly betweejn
♦he two .member*. „.
Had a frosh member been Included.
'ie would have been allowed five percent of the total and the existing
members would have Wk instead of
221 percent.
Defeat was a result of a divided
vote. A constitutional amendment, it
-equired   a   unanimous  decision.
George Cummings, frosh council
idvisor, supported the motion, stating
'hat "Freshmen should be encouraged
lo take part in student activities."
He praised the %work of this year's
Frosh and suggested that they might
give the university the needed "shot
in the arm for school spirit."
A separate undergraduate society
sxclusively for freshmen has been suggested on the grounds that first year
students are not affiliated with any
particular faculty.
Cummings feels that this would be
a mistake because the students are
new to the campus and need the advice of older undergraduates.
British Writer To
Speak on Campus
A young British writer who hrif
spent the last year in Cnivda livinp
in a trailer will speak in Room 200
of the Physics Building, January 24
at 12:30 p.m. His topic will bo "British Poetry Today."
Mr. George Woodcock has lived in
England most of his life although he
was born in Canada. He is the author
of three biographies; "William Goodwin," "Mrs. Alpha Behn" and his
mast recent, "Oscar Wilde." In addition to his biographical works he is
a frequent contributor to such publications as The New Statesman and
Nation," "Time and Tide," "World
Review" and "Tribune."
received a grant of $20,000 from the
Defence Research Board to be used
for the purchase of a Collins type
Helium Liquefier. This is the latest
and most efficient type of Helium
Liquefier known,
"With this equipment the Department will be able to carry on research
at very low temperatures," said Dr.
Shrum, "458 degrees below zero, i.e.,
within about one-tenth of a degree
above absolute zero—where there is
no heat at all.
"Strange thiy, happen when one
gets down to 43a degrees below zero,"
he said. "At such temperatures the
nature of matter undergoes radical
changes and it behaves* ln most mysterious ways. It is in this temperature
region that liquid helium flows uphill
and some metals lose all their electrical resistance and become superconducting. Normally when electricity
flows through a wire it generates j
heal' as in an electric toaster. At
super-cold temperatures this does
rot happen. The current flows without resistance and will continue to
do so when the power is cut off.
If an alloy could be found which
would exhibit this property at more
nearly normal temperatures then the
way would be opened for the transmission of electricity at greater dis*
tances and at less cost'. Although this
peculiar behaviour of some substances
at his temperature has been known
for some time, physicists still have
no satisfactory explanation for it,"
Dr. Shrum explained.
Scientists in several departments at
UBC will be able to make use of this'
new equipment to extend their researches into new fields. UBC physicists will use this equipment to
make very sensitive instruments fer
the detection of infra-red radiation,
for the study of the fluorescence of
crystals and for experiments on the
nuclei of atoms. There is only one
other laboratory in Canada wheie
such low temperatures can be produced. This is at' the University of
Toronto, where Dr. Shrum built the
first equipment on this continent for
the liquefaction of helium.
Visitors to the Open Housa witnessed the presentation of an American Association for the Advancement
of Science Scholarship and a B. C.
Academy Scholarship to graduate
research students J. P. Hobson and
T. M. Dauphinee, and inspect'ed the
many research projects in progress
in the Physics' laboratories.
Committee Unable to Lay Charges
Against Alleged "Gun Jumping"
No charges will be laid against Student Council presidential
candidate Charlie Walker for alleged illegal, premature cam*
It   is   alleged   that   Walker   broker-
Election Committee rules by tacking
posters on trees, painting sidewalks,
and  beginning campaign  before  the
proper  date.
Walker also started his campaigning
procedure before he had filed his
Dr. G. M. Shrum, Chairman of
Building and Grounds Committee,
told the Ubyssey "University regulations regarding posting of notices
on buildings and trees are well understood.
"During election time, however, a
certain latitude is allowed,' providing
that the Student Council assumes responsibility for any damage or defacing
of University buildings. This includos
such things as tacks ln plaster walls,
signs nailed on trees, unwashablc
paint, or littering of campus with
pamphlets and handbills."
Kay Macdonald, president of Elections Committee, added 'In the event
of Student Council receiving a bill
for these things, the candidate involved will be held personally liable.
"Candidates must' interview chairman cf Elections Committee regarding
their eligibility to compete in Student
Council elecition, before they begir
their official campaigns. During this
interview the details of election rules
and practises are explained."
Walker is being searched for by
Provincial police, who will insist
that he remove his posters from the
trees around the campus.
A new election rule which has been
set, states that no lampaign expenses
may exceed $15,
Hamber Cup Hockey tickets arc
still on sale at the office of the
Graduate Manager of Athletics.
To students of UBC, prices arc
only fifty cents, while holders of
Privilege Pass can get their tickets
for only twenty-five cents.
Federal Grants
For Education
Federal grants to aid provincial education was advocated
by Roy Knight, MP for Saskatoon, in a noon-hour addrtts
to the CCF club, yesterday.
Speaking on a resolution he pro*
posed in the House of Commons during the last session, he said "everj
child, in my opinion, born in Canada
is entitled by birth to a minimum
standard of education." Since <h#
provinces are unequal in wealth, he
thought the "have-not'' provinces
should be aided by the wealthier ones.
Children in British Columbia haVs
three or four times as much spent t*M'
their education as the children ttl
are as much as ten times as high, ie* '
Prince Edward Island, and aalariM
cording to the CCF MP. -..■■:,-7.1
"The best teachers are not attnettd
by salaries of |300 a year, som* of
which is given in promissory note'
he said.
The provinces are opposed to tsdeftl
aid because they fear interfertiM*
with provincial rights. "We have ft*
wish to Interfere with provincial
right's," he said. Family aUowanofe,
and federal aid to vocational and[tain-.
nlcal training have not interfered
with provincial rights.
The federal program to combat unemployment is ineffectual, he said.
In a conversation with two American senators, and businessmen,' ha
learned that atomic power is being
withheld from use ln industry because it would worsen the present
unemployment  situation.
'Tween Classes
7 wo Special Films
To Be Presented
Two   medical   films,   "Pre
frontal Lobotamy" and "Trans*
ihroic   Gastrectomy"   will be
mown in Physics 201 Friday,
January 20, at 12:30 p.m.
The Prefrontal Lobotomy operation
whose long range results are not yet
known should be of special interest
because it is frequently mentioned in
medical articles.
*v *v s|*
GEORGE WEAVER, prominent socialist spokesman will continue his
series of discussions today at 12:30 p.m.,
in Arts 206.
CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION will present C. D. Ovans of the B.C. Teachers'
Federation, discussing "Should Teachers Hold Public Office?" in Aggie 100
at 12:30 p.m. Friday, January 20.
t* v *t*
to will be presented on Friday noon
in the Men's Club Room, Brock Hall.
CONTINUING THE SERIES of lectures sponsored by the Fine Arts arid
Special Events Committee will be a
lecture by Mr. B. C. Binding. Mr.
Binding who Is one of Canada's foremost artists will speak on the subject of painting. The event will take
place in the Auditorium at 12:30 p.m.
*t* Sfr> 9ft
will hold a general meeting In Arts
100 at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, January
20. The election of this year's executive will take place followed by
discussion of the executive committees, study groups and program al
time permits.
All interested students are invited
to attend.
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THE DANCE CLUB will hold a general meeting on Friday, January St,
in H.G. 12. All members are requested
to attend. There will also be a dance
committee meeting on Saturday, January 21.
Thunrol Boosting UBC Icemen
Giant Hockey Pep Meet This Monday
Monster pep meet is scheduled for
Monday in the armories at 12:30 p.m.
to give the UBC Ice Hockey team a
With the team on their way to
make their tour completely successful by winning their sixth road
game, Thunral i.s planning to help
tho boys along with this pep rally.
Thunderbird icemen will bo playing
against Univorsi'y of Alberta Golden
Bears in tho third and fourth games
eif the Hamber Cup series on Monday !
and Tuescjay evenings at 8:30 p.m
Thunral is after student support to
these games and is trying to get it
through the Monday pep meet.
All-Varsity entertainment will be
featured at the rally, but a special
guest star may be on hand to add to
the   festivities.
Al McMillan and his orchestra will
be on stage giving forth with a series
of numbers, including three? or four
background numbers as wil as one
rolo   e.ffort.
Adding   a   little   cheesecake   lo   the
lineup of talent will be the tall girls
chorus Mardi Gras doing one of their
Hawaiian numbers from this year's
Greek Letter production.
Cheer leaders will put the crowd
in the rah-rah mood with as many
of the yells as they can squeeze into
the allotted time, the same cheers that
the students will be yelling on Monday  and  Tuesday   evenings.
Majorettes  are scheduled  to  give  a
display of their talents at the meeting.
Coach    of    tho    UBC    Thunderbird
hockey team for the past three seasons Frank Frederickson will give the
audience a preview of what they will
see at the evening games.
Frederickson will outline what may
be expected of the Thunderbirds in
the remaining Hamber Cup games.
Along with Frederickson. another
hockey notable will be on stage to
talk over UBC hockey in general and
Bird.s chances of winning the Cup.
The gala affair will last the whole
noon hour Page 2
TTiursday,   January  19,  1950
The Ubyssey
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GENERAL STAFFS CUP Editor, Jerry Mcdonald; News Editor, Art Welsh; Features Editor,
VJe Hay; Sports Editor, Ray Frost; Women's Editor, Shirley Finch; Editorial Asst. Les Armour
Editor This Issue:   Doug Murray-Allan
Assistant Editor: Danny Goldsmith
What*s Gomg On
Van Vleit Blows His Top
UBC's Thunderbird hockey team return
tonight from junkets to both Alberta and
Colorado wreathed in laurels. In Edmonton,
where they played the U of A's Bears, students and players were amazed, according
to one player for the 'Birds, that UBC could
even give them a battle,
As it was, they swept; the two-game series.
Warned by Alberta that Colorado had the
best college hockey team in the U.S., the
'Birds nevertheless went south and trounced
them twice.
. On Monday and Tuesday of next week
at the Jorum, the 'Birds will take on Alberta
to complete the Hamber Cup series. Alberta,
according to sports scribes are determined
The Villian* Assemble
to take the cup back to Edmonton. All the
'Birds need is a win or a tie to keep the
silverware on the coast.
Maury Van Vleit, U of A's Director of
Athletics has stated outright that his team
is going to beat UBC. A rash statement indeed, Mr. Van Vleit, since you were once
UBC Director of Athletics.
UBC students who want to see University
of Alberta soundly trounced on the ice of
the Forum should turn out en masse Monday
and Tuesday to see the 'Bircb and Alberta
We'll be going just to see them knock the
wind out of Mr. Van Vleit's out-blown claims.
Student Council, with trembling fingers,
has at last picked up the gauntlet hurled in
its collective teeth by the Publications Board;
the challenge has been accepted, and a date
has been set for the long-awaited basketball
. On Tuesday, January 24, at 12:30 p.m.,
the rival teams will meet on the floor of the
Gymnasium. But the basketball game is merely a pretext for settling of a long-standing
score between the parties involved. It is the
case of a minority group, the Publications
-Board, conscious of its righteousness of purpose, uttering public defiance of the political
machine whose evil purposes it has fought
consistently from the very hour of its inception.
Students will see, for the first time, a
vastly  different  assortment  of  councilmen
than the bland, flashy group that disports itself in the Brock Hall's plushy offices. Stripped of their finery, they will bear the marks
of the first term's dissipations in the flabby
bodies that will be painfully evident in basketball costume. In sharp contrast will be
the members of the Publications Board, whose
lithe hardness comes from rigorous training
and clean living.
There can be no doubt of the game's
outcome. Right can only triumph over wrong,
as it did last year. Students are urged to
attend because of the moral issues involved.
It is to be hoped that this year the
Student Council will be prevented from indulging in the foul play which, while it
marred the last game, only served to make
Publications more steadfast in purpose.
- - - Ubyssey Classified - - -
Players Club Is a good name for
the Players Club. As one of their
more influential members frankly
admitted, the green-roomers are
interested soley in the applause,
the make-up, the colorful costumes,
the colored lights, the painted canvas, and the pretty speeches.
They are in the Players Club for
the thrill of acting. They are not
interested in experimental productions with small audiences and
no newspaper review; they want
popular plays with lots of publicity,
ftychologlcally normal. Good release of the emotions. Popular plays
will make lots of friends for the
University. No experiments made,
no failures.
The university has room for such
a club, provided there is another
group on the campus interested in
theatre as an art, rather than as
a society providing release for
would-be extroverts.
It is this non-existent group I
would like to discuss and leave the
Players Club alone this week.
This new group is made up of
students who want a green-room
for the discussion of theatre; who
want a stage to put on plays that
can't be seen down-town, plays
that will teach them what kind of
advances in theatre the audience is
able to accept at its present state
of development, that will permit
them to develop new techniques,
that will allow them to evaluate in
actual performance the experiments
made by vital groups in other
parts of the world.
This new group tries out .plays
without worrying about expensive productions. Inexpensive productions insure inexpensive, failures, ensures that success is due,
not to spectacle, but to theatrical
ingenuity and talent.
Several members of this group
are talking about doing away with
the green-room entirely, arguing
that it tends to make members
talk about things to the exclusion
of doing things.
They are concentrating on proving to the audience that "the
play's the thing;" trying to switch
the trend of criticism from acting
and production techniques, which
are at best means to the end, to
the ideas and insights of the playwright, which are the ends themselves.
They are convincing tiie thinkers
among the students and faculty
that the theatre is one of the few
places where ideas come to life.
week, four this week.
Three  new  plays  came   in   last
Since they spend their time in
doing, rather than in talking; since
they can't spare the time for social
chit-chat, they have found that
student actors, directors, writers,
etc., have plenty of time to produce
plays while still looking after their
studies. This is not an unusual
conclusion. Students at other universities where the Players Clubs
don't happen to have cosy greenrooms aren't so pressed for time.
The last play this group put on
contained some pretty stimulating
Ideas. It wu written by a sociology
student who had done some research into the sex-life of university students, and had embodied
his observations in a terse, smooth
script. For awhile the faculty tried
to suppress the play, but student
annoyance, expressed through The
Ubyssey and through a mass protest meeting about freedom of
expression, convinced the faculty
to permint the production.
The students, finding their drama
vital, are taking it seriously. The
next play, scheduled to run in the
Brock Stage Room for the next
two weeks, concerns a young arts-
man who feels that the hysteria
about communism is holding back
long-overdue reform, and tries a
new method to circumvent it.
Down-town papers are again
raising the cry that the campus
is a hot-bed of radicalism, but
then they don't understand, do
While this show is in production,
a short play of Sartre's will be
in rehearsal. Many »tudenta are
wondering what existentialism is
all about, and the group have de-
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by vie h
Mrs. Bugslag, my next-door neighbour,
is an avid soap-opera fan. Day after day she
crouches by her radio and listens to the
hpajt-beat of the Average American Family,
as exemplified by "The Eleventh Mrs. Shaw,"
"Portia Faces John," "John's Other Wife,"
and many others of similar content.
I don't know how long Mrs. Bugslag has
been listening to these things, but I do know
that she has no time for anything else. Her
house is a welter of empty cans, old fishbones, dust and cob-webs. Her husband left
her about a year ago, but I don't think she
knows it yet.
Now, while the baleful results of soap-
opera addiction can be clearly seen in the
case of Mrs. Bugslag, it must be apparent to
even the casual observer that a similar situation exists in countless homes throughout
the country.
Here, then is the sorry picture. The housewife, lost in a make-believe soap-opera world,
soon finds herself unable to distinguish reality from illusion; she feverishly mutters "John!
John!!' in her sleep. Husband, whose name is
Alfred becomes suspicious, vexed, and finally
runs away to a happier life with a widow
who has no radio.
The pattern is always the same. The woman, divorced from housework and reality
by the compelling voices from her radio,
as a matter of course is divorced from her
What can we do about this insiduous evil
Canadian family? Several solutions to this
that is striking at the very roots of the
growing problem have been offered by prominent sociologists, but  few of them may be
considered to be of significant value.
Mr. T. V. Marconi suggests that all radio
sets by destroyed and replaced with television
receivers. He feels that the average housewife has been deluded by the mellifluous
voices of her favorite radio actors. Once she
actually sees one of these characters, she will
be so disillusioned that she will immediately
forsake day-time radio serials for the concrete
virtues of Bendix and Electrolux. He cites, in
support of his thesis, the fact that "Young
Dr. Balone" is actually a paunchy, middle-
aged man, with bad teeth and wrinkled suit.
Dr. "Dizzy" Gillespie offers as a solution
the suggestion that radio sponsors should be
forced to insert three or four recordings by
Vaughn Monroe into each serial. This would
make the program so unpalatable that no ono
would listen to it.
There is something to be said for the
foregoing remedies, but unfortunately they
do not offer positive solutions. It has been
pointed out that some radio actors are quite
personable in comparison with many husbands, and that there are some people who
actually like Vaughn Monroe.'
I think that there is really only one way
to dispose of the soap-opera menace, and that
lies in forcing the sponsors to present life
as it really is, not as they would have us
think it is.
When, if my plan is carried out, the
Eiverage housewife sits down to listen to thev
radio version of the average housewife, she
will find that the radio housewife is sitting
at her radio to listen to the radio housewife
who is . . It will deal the death-blow to the
rising divorce rate.
The Right Smoke
at the Right Price
-for Vbung Men
elded   to  put  on  an  existential
drama. No details available yet.
Speculation is high on who play-
ed the lead in the last play, but
since the group feel that the play #
is more important than the actors,
they have decided to remain an-
nonymous. The critics are furious,
and insist on criticising the act
anyhow, for most of them, it is beginning to appear, don't know an
idea when they see one, and dare
not venture a comment on the content of the plays.
The admission is len cents; since
the Stage Room seats only eighty,
the show takes in about NO a
week (five performances) but they
have no royalties to worry about
for most of their productions, and
they are managing to put a little
aside each week to pay for a new
bank of lights. TJtis economic fret- ,
dom, they believe, is one of tihe
reasons' for their success. No backer tells them what play they produce.
A loud crash wakes me from my
revery, and I see that I am once
again in a comfortable chair in th*
Players Club green-room, and
one of tho members has accldentaly
broken a chair blockading the door
from some friends. On the sofa
across from me Bill and Mary are
still necking, undisturbed. I with
I had their powers of concentration; I could continue my daydream.
under way. "Candida," the fourth
plajfrftihU week, appears tonight;
tomorrow night "Oeorge and Margaret" will be presented, Saturday
at %|o the University Alumni's
"Wftsiow Boy" and at 8:30 "Noah"
will be presented by Everyman.
Maxwell Wray is proving to be
a highly entertaining as well as a
theatrically shrewd critic, and he
comments on the production following each performance. On Saturday night he .will sum up the
week's work, and present the
Next week's column will be devoted to the festival.
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Thursday,   January   19,   1950
SCM To Open Religion And
Life Week On January 22
Theme This Year Will Be 'The
Growth of Christian Personality'
Theme of Student Christian Movement's Religion and Life
Week, this year from January 22 to January 26, will be "The
Growth of Christian Personality."
>   An annual event, this year's presentation will be on a somewhat small-
Royal Commission
Gets NFCUS Brief
HASLIFAX-(CUP)-A 31-page brief
prepared by the National Federation
of Canadian University Students will
be submitted to the Royal Commission
on Arts, Letters and Sciences in Halifax.
Rlchey Love, Dalhousie student and
president of NFCUS, announced last
night the brief would be submitted
to tho Royal Commission at Province
House, Friday, January 20.
A summation of two years' work
by NFCUS committees across Canada,
tho brief "deals with:
1. Federal Scholarships and grants-
in-aid to university students with high
scholastic standing.
2. Help in the form of loans to university students who do not qualify
under section 1.
3. Views and recommendations on
national Institutions such as the National Film Board, National Museum.
4. Views and recommendations on
UNESCO in Canada.
Noted Composer To
Give Concert Here
The music of Barbara Pentland,
one of anada's outstanding composers,
will 'be featured in a concert in Brock
Lounge, Monday, — anuary 23 at 8:30
p.m. under the sponsorship of the
UBC Fine Arts committee and the
Department of Music.
The faculty and student audience
on Monday night will have the pleasure of hearing her works performed
by some of Canada's outstanding
artists—Canadian soprano Frances
James, the Steinberg Quartette, and
the composer herself.
Invitations for students and guests
may be had at the Alma Mater Society Office.
er scale than that of last year.
Speeches and lectures will be given
at Canadian Memorial United Church,
West Point Grey United Church, Auditorium, Union College, and Brock
Featured speakers are Reverend Angus MacQueen and Dr. John Grant.
Reverend MacQueen is minister of
Robertson United Church in Edmonton and has had a great deal of experience in this type of work.
As theme speaker at the recent
Saskatoon Conference, Dr. Grant spoke
on the same topic as he is using for
the present gathering.
Sunday, January 22, 11:00 a.m.—Canadian Memorial Church.
7:30 p.m.—West Point Grey United
Monday, January 23, 12:30 p.m.—Address by Rev. MacQueen, auditorium.
3:30 p.m.—Reception in Brock lounge.
Tuesday, January 24, 12:30 p.m.—Address by Rev. MacQueen, auditorium.
Wednesday, January 25, 12:30 p.m.—
Address   by  Rev.   MacQueen,   auditorium.
3:30 p.m.—Address by Dr. John
Grant, Brock lounge.
Thursday, January 26, 12:30 p.m.—
Address by Rev. MacQueen, auditorium.
8:00 p.m.—Farewell to Rev. MacQueen, Union College.
U of Cal Offers New
Course in Writing
"Advanced Fiction Writing" is the
latest course to be offered by the
University of California's Extension
Designed to help people write what
they want to write, the class will
deal with the short story, novel,
drama and article writing.
Instructor will be Lloyd Eric Reeve
who has published more than 30C
short stories, articles and novelettes
and is at present a lecturer in journalism at the university.
Library to Display
New Publications
For the next two weeks students
will be able to browse through a
representative display of the latest
British scientific and educational publications in the University of British
Columbia's Library from 9 a.m. to
9 p.m., Monday to Saturday of each
The exhibit, arranged in the mezzanine of the Rlndlngton Room will feature the latest scientific publications
from January 17 to 21 and the most
recent British works n Philosophy,
Literature, Law, Modern Language,
Religion and other of the humanities
from January 26 to 28.
Traditionally noted for masterful
work in the fields of typography and
layout these books are excellent examples of printing at its best. The
scientific selection displayed at present includes works on medicine, physics, chemistry, biology, agriculture
and many other branches of science.
The* display has been made possible
by the British Council. Students are
Invited to examine all the exhibits.
and all that
les armour
Our engineers have resurrected
a moth-eaten collection of "fireballs" complete With campaign
slogans dating back to the time of
Tutankhamen in an obvious at-
empt to "pack" this year's student council.
A Redshlrt candidate, "Fireball"
Walker, has filed papers for the
residential race and lt is presumed
that other engineer candidates will
appear in the nomination list for
the remainder of student council
Now there is nothing to prevent
any group of students from nominating a complete slate of candi-
lates. But it is extremely unhealthy
to allow AMS elections to degenerate into inter-faculty warfare.
It is about time that the engineers learned that what matters is
not whether a candidate is an engineer or an artsman or a commerceman or an aggie but rather
whether or not he is a man who
can fulfill the position adequately
An extra polling booth has been set up to accomodate
voters for all forthcoming student elections.
Booths will be in the south end of the Arts Building,
Physics Building, Auditorium Foyer, Brock Hall, Engineering Building, and the bus stop.
The new booth, in the Physics Building, will even
campus distribution and provide more convenience.
Elections are being held February 1, February 8 and
February 15.
Polling hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Ubyssey Classified
speaking on Russian historians at the
regular meeting of the Slav Circle
Thursday, January 19 at 3:30 p.m. in
Double Committee Room, Brock Hall.
Bring sox for dancing.
19 in IFC Office at 12:30 p.m. Important. All representatives turn out.
will practice in Field House Friday at
4:30 p.m. All cadets welcome. Negative practice Thursday night.
Radio Club Thursday, January 19 at
12:30 p.m. All members requested (o
Symphony Concert this Sunday are
on sale at AMS now. Get yours early
for a better seat,
or drums and would like to join the
UEC Swing Band, please phone Syd
Lawson, AL. 2023R.
languages. Et.says, theses, card work.
Campus  rates.  AL.  0U55R.
the Library. PUvm, rei'Tii in Las! and
Found. I
case. Jaek Macdonald, Monarch Lod.ne,'
Phone AL. OOfifi. I
Faculty Club and Home Economic
Building. Turn in to Home Ec office.
Turn into Lost and Found.
January 12. Reward for return. Terry,
CH. 0163.
wrist-length airfcrco gloves, some-
whare in Arts Building, phone AL.
with pencils in Hut M 1. Phone Ann,
AL. 1494Y.
lift to two Varsity girls from 10th
and Alma to 12th and Vine, Monday,
January 16 at about 5:30 p.m. please
phone CE. 3154. Plaid purse was left
in the car. Reward offered for its
the best coffee on tho whole campus
at the Legion Canteen. Open every
evening 7-10:15.
ver cap, black and green base. Lost
in Chem or Physics Buildings. Please
return lo Lost and Found.
Conicitnct Must Go
States McGill Dton
KINGSTON-(CUP)-"It has been
my aim for years to abolish conscience;
we need intelligence and maturity instead," Dr. Jessie MacPhereon told
the women of Queen's University at a
meeting of the Levana Society last
"Women don't want to be the equals
of men because they want the best
of world," Dean MacPherson said,
"Teroretically we believe in equality
but emotionally we do not."
It is possible, she pointed out, for a
woman to be too clever to be successful socially, thereby endangering her
ultimate social status which is determined by marriage.
McGill Publication
Faces Restrictions
MONTREAL-(CUP)-McG ill Daily
is the only campus newspaper which
has any restriction placed on its news
reportage, it was revealed at a recent
Canadian University Papers • conference. Although other undergrad newspapers are subject to a vote of censure
fro mthe student council of their uni-
and to the beet advantage of all i versity, in no instance is there a di-
students on the campus. f rective M to what newg may be prim_
The engineer's tactics smell dis- t^
tlnctly of a plea for privilege for
, minority group. Pleas for special
privileges are always on of the
greatest threats to the safety of a
Perhaps the engineers are just too
childish to take AMS elections
leriously or perhaps they are
pleading for special privileges.
Whichever is the case it is up to
every student on the campus to
tight the Redshirt maneuver.
Police Called Out To
Prevent  Communist Riot
LONDON, England - (CUP) — Police were on hind!
a conference in London, England, to prevent disturbances wht
Communist students from the University of London picketed
conference called by the British National Union of Student* 1
urge delegates representing over two million students to jot
the Communist dominated International Union of Student
Fhe British body took the view that communism should
fought from within the IUS.
___—^ The meetjng was condemned-by th
IUS, who refused to send a
In reporting a meeting In The
Ubyssey last week, It was stated
that Dr. Myron Weaver, dean of
UBC's faculty of medicine would
■peak on the "Economics of Social-
The Ubyssey wishes to apologize
for its error and hopes that It
has caused Dr. Weaver no embarrassment.
Under present regulations at McGill, the student daily may print accounts of only those motions passed
at meetings. Sponsors of motions may
not be identified. In effect this means
that all discussion of a motion is
withheld from the students. It also
means that if a motion is defeated
there is no reportage given to the
mover or any of the reasons why it
was defeated.
Clyde Kennedy, editor of the McGill
Daily declared that the student body
is virtually kept in the dark about
council affairs b these rules. This situation is not likely to improve as the
outgoing council has tabled a motion
and branded the conference
ger io student unity."
In the first day and a balf of t
three  day meet the delegates
unanimous in their condemnation
ihe policy of the IUS.
A  largo  majority  of the  studeft
showed themselves to be SO oppOM
to the present sei'-up and 80 foeptll
of reforming jt that they will not JC
L'nVil there is a reasonable fuarant
of major changes in IUS policy.
The fact that there is' abated
co-operation   on  practical
was acknowledged by Cpntdi'i
resentative   Owynne   TkaoHhy,
was  delegated    by    J#OU$
Richey Love to attend Hit Mttft
with  Maurice  Sauve,  llso  an
NFCUS president.
"I augfMt that 1* l» i*w«*inf
and for such practical pvofelaina
students —i find that1 tiniltriaii
which must be the feuia lor an
during peace. The •mpfretfr e/n
tical problems and' phtlowfchJes'
only serve-as IUS hat tttpltf Aq
-to bring a greater em&haida on
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The Netherlands delegate, <
the opinion that, it Wttuld^eflw
the  total  energla* of ©14* jjatifl
unions to fight tendencies <rf the
which would mean thai oa* atudj
asking that all future meetings be held I interests   would* have  to
in camera.
The University of New Brunswick
will offer the degree of Bachelor of
Education for the first time this year.
bt par
lege has affiliated with the* Katie
Federation   of  Canadian   Unive
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Thursday,   January   19,   1950
Amazed Albertans Seek Revenge
And Hamber Cup in Next Game
Five Straight Games for Icemen
On Road Trip Thought Impossible
UBC Thunderbird ice hockey squad has now accomplished
the amazing feat of winning five consecutive games while on
an arduous road trip against top Canadian and American
. If .they, can repeat last night's performance they will return with an
unblemished record during their tour.
A4d frtmt the way that the locals
ovmpcrwered the Denver outfit Thursday: night, they should make it six
THORN in the side of Thunder-
birds in their first two gamas
with the Alberta Golden Bears
wis letterman Ken Cox, who
supplie&miaftt of the hustle for
the -hyps,, Ws 'work almost
tied up tie first game of the
series in thi final minutes of
play*       '
Repercussions of Alberta's defeats to
UBC were felt on the capital city
campus as authorities pondered what
steps were required to bring the coveted Hamber Trophy to Alberta.
The Albertans were frankly amazed
that a team from B.C. could give
any serious opposition to the Oolden
Bears.,The possibility of defeat never
entered their heads.
When the locals had completed their
series wish the B?ars. 'Birds were
met with the opinion that the crack
Colorado Springs crew would prove
too tough an obstacle for the locals
to overcome.
The Tigers were considered Uie top
US college team and when the 'Bird-
men trimmed them twice, the impossible had happened. Only some
very biased refereeing allowed the
Tigers to come close.
'Birds are unanimous in the opinion
that the Golden Bears from Alberta
have a first rate squad. They feel that
they will have to continue playing top
notch hockey to bring the Hamber
Cup home.
The lineup boasted by the Bears
would make a lesser team "than the
'Birds tremble. They have Bill Dock-
ery, last year with the Los Angeles
Ramblers of the coast league.
With him is Jim Fleming, ex-Kansas City Pla-Mors, and Bill McQuay,
formerly with Edmonton Waterloo
now representing Canada at the World
Hockey Championships.
This imposing assemble have openly
promised revenge as well as the Hamber Clip for Alberta this year. The
locals are equally as determined that
the Cup should come to UBC.
Tickets for this series are now on
sale at the office of the Graduate
Manager of Athletics.
Do 'Bird Cagers Have
Road Trip Mania, Maybe ?
Since "everyone and his dog." (see latest Life) now has a
psychiatrist, perhaps our Thunderbird basketball team might
be able to engage the services of some prominent psychologist.
In two road trips so far this year,
Editor  This  Issue:   DANNY   GOLDSMITH
the 'Birds have played four games
and have come out unscathed and
defeated. In at least three of those
games, against' Seattle University,
Seattle Pacific, and Whitworth, there
was just no excuse for losing.
We will concede that the 'Birds
could not beat the Eastern ball club
even if they were playing on their
home floor.
But if the 'Birds had met Whitworth
at UBC Saturday, the Pomfretmen
might well have won the game. And
we beat both Seattle University and
Seattle Pacific here at UBC before
the first road trip in late December.
Our basketball team could use a
nice shiny new psychiatrist to come up
with the answer and the reason why
our ball club can't play basketball
outside of their own back yard.
At least that is the way things look.
Here at UBC we seem to have a
smooth functioning team that knows
most of the answers and only loses
when it is hopelessly outclassed. But
when they hit the road, the boys look
like a lot of lost children looking
for mother. N
And it ls not a case of any one
man, it is the whole ball club Men.
who are pillars of strength at home
fall apart on the road.
Maybe it is because there is too
much noise at the American games
for the boys. Maybe it gets on their
nerves. But we can't plead inexperience. If some of those first stringers
play much more ball they will have
callouses on their fingers.
They get another chance this weekend. College of Puget Sound beit
Eastern, Eastern beat Pacific Luth-
ern, we beat Pacific Lutheran, so we
should beat CPS. But on the CPS
courts? What odds???
As for St. Martins Club, currently
resting at the bottom of the league
. . . well UBC would make a good
first victim.
LEFT WINGER Bill Dockery CAPTAIN Jim Fleming, carry-
returns to the Bears' roster this ing part of the heavy defense
year after a stay with Tulsa load for the visiting Bears, is
one of ten returning lettermen.
Fleming played for the Kansas
City Pla-Mors in the  '46-'47
Oilers and Los Angeles Ramblers. Dockery was one of the
big threats to UBC in their last
season   when
USHL Title.
they   won   the
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'",    Five consecutive inter-collegiate victories is the boast of
tilf powerful UBC Thunderbird hockey squad as they breezed
r-.. 4o''Voitt^stdea"14»l"win over the game Denver University sex-
tet Tuesday night. <*-
'Birds (jumped into a 5-0 first period
lead, extended it to 8-1 in the second
cento and added six more tallies in the
final session. This is the greatest
show of power ever unleashed by the
■mart local crew.
High scorer of the affair was Bob
Koch who garnered five goals, three
of thf Hi unassisted, and added three
assists, for an eight point total.
.-...This repetition of a similar feat
performed by Koch in a league fixture last season.
"  Wag Wagner is the only other local
''to score five goals in one game.
,,, Only   goal   scored   by   the   hapless
'Denver crew came from a questionable penalty shot which was awarded
against   UBC's   Corky   Dechene   for
tripping a Denver player while in the
act   of  shooting.   The   near   capacity
crowd of 3028 paid customers enjoyed
., the decision as it gave them something
to cheer about.
'Birds have only eleven players for
the   contest,   playing   short   of   their
|        regulation number. Wag Wagner and
I        Hugh Berry, two of the Thunderbird
stars, returned home before the series.
Wagner had an addition to his family and Berry had to make an important exam.
Rest of the team insisted they return with  thc obvious  advantage  of
having them well rested for the final
series   with   the   ever-potent   Alberta
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