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 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
No. 56
Candidates for AMS President and Treasurer will have
a chance to voice their platforms Monday noon in the
Each candidate, two for president and two for treasurer, will be allowed the floor for eight minutes. Decision
to hold the Monday meeting was reached Thursday at a
special session of the Election Committee.
Taddy Knapp, chairman of the committee said that each
candidate had volunteered to keep campaign expenses at a
maximum of 15 dollars each.
Overwhelming Majority Favors
Complete Citizenship For Nisei
'Beautiful Baby* Contest
Decision Tomorrow Night
'Small fry' at the Little Mountain camp benefit as the result
of the Beautiful Baby contest which will be held Saturday 9 p.m.
in Brock Hall, in conjunction with the 'Diaper Dance'.
The contest sponsored by The Daily ^
Ubyssey is part of an affair designed
to raise funds for a play-school at the
Little Mountain center.
The babies' beauty—some of which
has been displayed in The Ubyssey
for the past week—will be jqdged by
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie, Mardi Gras
Queen, Mary Pat Crowe, and Drs. W.
Topping and S. N. F. Chant.
As a special feature there will be
a way of escaping payment of the
admission fee. According to the student veterans in charge of the dance,
anyone who conies clad in a diaper
wilt be admitted free.
Arrangements have also been made
with   the  BCER   to   transport  Little
Mountain residents to the university
for the affair.
Prizes for the winners include shoes
from Copps; Toidy seat from B'elmont
Furniture; a month's free milk from
Turner's Dairy; Gift certificates from
Spencers, the Bay and a Cambie Coop; Purse for mother from O. B. Allan;
Silver spoon and fork from Birks;
Baby Bunting from Woolcraft; Baby
Doll from Kiddies Arcade, and many
others. Proceeds go toward Little
Mountain Kindergarten,
Manitoba Premier
Speaks In Aud.
Hon, Stuart S. Garson, KC, MLA,
LLB, premier of Manitoba will address the student body at 12:30 p.m.
today in the Auditorium under the
sponsorship of the Student Liberal
Mr. Garson was Provincial Treasurer of Manitoba and was in charge
of his province's representation to
the Rowell-Sirous Commission. In
his capacity as premier he has always
taken a pro-Federal stand.
First WURF Show
Inaugurated by URS
The first in a series of Western
University Radio Federation Network
programs will be produced by the
UBC Radio Society on Monday, February 2 at 8 p.m. over CBR on a
Trans-Canada hookup.
A script written by Ernie Perrault,
Radsoc president and veteran script
writer Peter Duval will feature this
inaugural program. The work includes a 26 voice choir under the
direction of Trevor Dawson, which
will provide the music and background for the 15 actors taking part.
Don Cunliffe will work with Doug
Nixon of CBC to produce the show
and George Barnes will take the major role as narrator.
Each of the western universities
will produce a similar show. This dramatic series will be followed by a
four week novelty series entitled
"Stump the Professor" in which three
I faculty members will face a panel of
I students to discuss important Can
adian  problems.
First in a series of four tea dances
will bc held this afternoon from
3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Brock Hall
Sponsored by Branch 72, Canadian
Legion, proceeds will go to the
Children's Hospital at Marpole.
Frank Nightingale and his eleven
piece orchestra, featuring vocalist
Marilyn Frederickson, will provide
the music. Admission is 25 cents per
Wismer Delegated
To Address Meet
On Japanese Ban
Attorney - General Gordon
Wismer has been invited to address a mass meeting of students in the Auditorium at 12:30
p.m. on Saturday, to air views
on the provincial government's
suddenly   announced   ban   on
Japanese-Canadian woodworkers employed on Crown Lands.
The meeting will be sponsored by
almost every public affairs club on
the campus. UBC branch, Civil Liberties   Union;    Parliamentary   Forum;
Student  Christian  Movement;  Social
Problems Club and the Hillel Foundation were represented at a meeting
to organize the rally yesterday afternoon.
Several political clubs, religious organizations and study groups have
unofficially pledged support to the
Mr. Wismer could not be reached
last night as the Daily Ubyssey went
to press. If he cannot accept the invitation to explain the government's
racial policy to students the meeting
will carry on with speeches from student clubs, faculty members and an
official of the Canadian-Japanese
Citizenship Association.
Campus Canadian Legion branch
was uncertain if their constitution
would permit participation In the
meeting. Officers, however, unofficially pledged support.
In addition, Civil Liberities Union
officers raid they would likely present a resolution before the general
AMS meeting Tuesday noon, It would
demand full citizenship rights for
The action followed a Parliamentary Forum debate Thursday at which
a resolution demanding full Canadian
citizenship privileges for Japanese
was approved almost unanimously.
Meanwhile, the committee which
organized Saturday's rally sent its
own resolution to the provincial cabinet ' protesting the government's
T. G. Norris, K.C., counsel for Canadian-Japanese Citizenship Committee, and Dr. G. G. Sedgewick, president, Vancouver branch, Civil Liberties Union, will be asked to speak.
Providing weather conditions are
suitable, Tuesday's general AMS
meet will be held on the Arts lawn,
rather than In the Gym, President
Grant Livingstone said Ihureday.
In the case of rain, the meet will
take place in the Gym as originally
planned. Chief matter on tbe agenda
Is NFCUS-IUS affiliation. Time of
meeting la 1239.
Parliamentary Forum Ballots
99 Percent For Total Rights
UBC students are almost one hundred per cent in favor
of granting full citizenship rights to Japanese Canadians.
A resolution to this effect passed the Parliamentary Forum
Thursday by an almost-unanimous vote.
Prime Minister Phyllis Webb
Baby Contest
Closes Today
Four youngsters pictured below will compete in the Daily
Ubyssey's 'Beautiful Baby'
Contest this Saturday night.
Competition closes today.
—Photo by Ron Bruce
Schjelderup Runs
For Coordinator
A second contender for the position
of Coordinator of Social Activities
appeared late Wednesday afternoon
when Hassel Schjelderup, third year
Engineering student, filed his nomination  papers.
Active in intra-mural sports on the
campus, Schjelderup is assistant to
Bob Bagnall, present social coordinator.
He is a member of a number of
clubs on the campus and was master
of ceremonies at the Frosh Smoker.
British Film, "Man-One Family"
produced by Professors Julian Huxley
and J. B. S. Haldane, two of England's
foremost scientists, will be shown in
Arts 100, today at 12:30 noon.
Dr. H. B. Hawthorn of the social
anthropology department will give a
commentary on the film which debunks many widely held unscientific
opinions on racial differences.
Manitoba Student Flays Penner;
Note Upholds Livingstone Stand
ED. NOTE: The following is reprinted from The Manitoban, University of Manitoba student newspaper, and does not necessarily
constitute tlie opinion of the editors of The Daily Ubyssey. The
juthor was Manitoba's delegate to
the NCSV conference in 1945 and
Roland Penner is filling the
pages of The Manitoban with
lengthy criticisms of Grant Livingstone, Peyton Lyon, the Manitoba
delegates to the NFCUS conference, and the manner in which
NFCUS decided to recommend
affiliation with IUS ("a blackjack
in it's hip pocket"). Holand slashes
out, sometimes viciously, in all
directions, and at the same time
insists that his readers shall believe he is "levelling his criticisms
without anger, without malice and
at the dictates of no party line."
There is plenty of evidence to
refute this plaintive denial. Tlie
way he .slashes out shows he is
angry, the habit he has of imputing ulterior motives to those he
criticizes shows he is malicious,
and his behaviour, together will)
the activities of himself and other
Canadian Communist students regarding national student, organizations, shows he is closely eon-
forming to, if not actually obeying
"the dictates of a party line."
Penner seems determined to discredit Grant Livingstone with students generally and with student
veterans specifically. For example
he writes as follows:
"He (Livingstone) should be
the one to apologize to student
vets for having helped t'o keep
them from getting an increase in
grants for narrow political reasons."
The record completely justifies
Livingstone when he refers to
Penner as a "liar."
In December, 1945, the Legion
Branch of UBC sent three delegates to the first studeni'-vetcran
conference at Montreal with the
most comprehensive brief of any
attending delegation.
In May, 1946, Livingstone with
two fellow-student veterans, hitchhiked from Vancouver to Quebec
City to assist NCSV representatives to solicit support for their
recommendations from the Canadian Legion Convention. This,
feat brought student veterans
more favorable publicity than any
other, for the story with pictures
appeared in every niaior newspaper  in Canada.
These hitch-hikers appeare I with
the NCSV men before the Parliamentary   Committee   for   Veterans'
Affairs at Ottawa. Pages 645 to
648 of the "Minutes of Proceedings" of the committee show
Livingstone's evidence. Page 1406
shows that the Vancouver Labor
Council made submissions to Howard Green and other MP's from
B.C. in support of the NCSV.
Pages 1407 to 1408 record a supplementary brief submitted by
James Sinclair, MP, on behalf of
the UBC Legion. This was signed
by Grant Livingstone.
At Montreal in December, 1946,
Livingstone reported that the
UBC student-veterans had contacted members of parliament and
of the B. C. Legislature, the Vancouver Labor Council, civic authorities, service clubs, and the
B.C. Legion Command, to solicit
support for the NCSV proposals
to the government. They had
conducted extensive surveys. Altogether their efforts had cost,
them nearly $1500 cold (ash. Because they felt that the results
of the campaign were disappo:!.'-
ing in view of these efforts, and
because ef the extra expense that
would le involved in continuing
Ihe campaign for a straight increase i $10 a month for single
men, S40 for married men i they
instructed Livingstone to advise
the    confei ence    that    thev    were
opposed to any future campaign
for a straight increase in grants.
(Penner emphasises the wrong
word.) At the same time Livingstone reported that UBC student-
veterans would support, as far as
they felt able, any reasonable alternative plan adopted by the conference, Livingstone therefore
agreed to the idea of asking for
an increase based on a cost of
living bonus idea.
Penner refers to the vote of
thanks, passed unanimously, "to
Mr. Starkey in building up the
Student Veterans' Society." To
him this resolution indicates that
Starkey was ousted from his position at ihe mere whim of Grant
Livingstone. Actually this vote of
thanks was suggested by one
Norman E, Wright, who also suggested that it be carried unanimously. Tlie idea was to soften
the blow Starkey received at the
first session of the conference. He
was ousted from his position of
president by the will of the large
majority against the wishes of an
extremely vocal small minority of
14 votes. The majority happened
le be men who were mature enough to realize that Communist
leadership was the "kiss of death"
for    tlie    prestige   of   NCSV.
(Signed)    Norman  E.  Wright
told the house that "not a single
Japanese has ever been charged with treasonous actios."
Furthermore, she pointed
out, the Japanese have been
granted the franchise in every
province, but B.C.
"In B.C. the Japanese have been
discriminated against, even persecuted, yet they have remained loyal to
Canada," she declared.
To the accompaniment of hoots and
jeers, Marshall Bray, Leader of the
Opposition   declared   that  "the   time
had come for Japanese to be given the
vote as they regard themselves first
as Japanese and second as Canadian."
"Before the war we thought the Japanese were a fine and cultured race.
Look what came of it. I submit that
the Canadian Japanese are pulling the
wool over our e,yes just as did their
countrymen in Japan. As a  case  in
point we have the Canadian prisoners
of war," he continued.
At this point the house laughed
uproariously and urged Bray to "name
some more."
Government speaker Cliff Greer
expressed the opinion that most of
the Japanese Canadians have "already assimilated themselves into the
cultural life of Canada."
"When the Japanese were here you
found them at every cultural performance," he said. "There is no reason why we cannot, as has been clone
in Hawaii, assimilate them racially
by inter-marriage."
Ron Grant, second opposition
speaker, cited the case of a letter to
a downtown newspaper signed in
1937 by a number of local Japanese. In
the letter they had affirmed their
loyalty to the Japanese Imperial family and decried an "insulting cartoon
in which the paper had dared to show
a Japanese prince shaking hands with
common Vancouver people.
In reply, Cliff Greer pointed out
that it had been conclusively proved
that the letter was a hoax written by
white men.
"No one had ever heard of the
'Japanese' who signed the letter," he
Other Opposition speakers declared
the Japanese to be an economic menace to B.C. because of their domination of the fishing and lumbering industries.
This was the second time the Parliaments Forum debated the Japanese question. A year ago they passed
a resolution favouring the return of
Japanese students to tlie coast. In
that debate, however, no speakers
could be found to debate in the negative and the resolution passed unanimously.
'Significant Events'
In Soward Talk
Significant events of 1947
will be discussed by Prof. F.
H. Soward, Director of International Studies at UBC, in
Physics 200 at noon today.
His address to the student body is
entitled "Highlights of 1947." It. will
be the latest in an annual series of
talks  sponsored   by   the   International
Relations Club.
* * *
REV. HAYES, I)I)S, will address
students at noon today under sponsorship of the Newman Club, His topic
will be "Medical Ethics." Physics 201.
* # *
200 students will be the film "Great
Expectations" in the UBC Auditorium,
Tuesday. Showings are at 3:45, 6:00
and 8:15 p.m.
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Friday, January 30, 1948
The Daily Ubyssey
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Photography Director, Bob Cave: Sports Editor, Dick Blockberger.
ASSOCIATE EDITORS: Don Robertson, Hal Tennant
REPORTERS THIS ISSUE: Les Armour, Chris Crombie, Doug Murray-Allen, Pete Hepher, Eric Broderick.
Once upon a time, there was a lovely
Building. It was particularly wonderful to
the students of the University of British
Columbia for it was their Building. They had
it built with their own money over a long
period of time.
Everything about the Building was wonderful. The grounds surrounding the Building
were planted with fine grass, and the shrubs
that grew in the garden at the side of the
Building were full of life and beauty.
The Building itself was a fine building.
Not only was its appearance very stately
from the outside, but its simple, clean and
comfortable interior struck the hearts of those
who entered its halls.
Yes, the students of UBC were very
proud of Brock Hall. It was the centre of
many campus activities, and it became a place
where students went for a quiet, sociable
hour of rest and relaxation from studies. They
were proud of Brock Hall because it represented student appreciation for the constructive efforts of Dean and Mrs. Brock on behalf
of the university, and their profound and
active interest in any and all campus affairs.
It was in Brock Hall that students found
hours of fun and fellowship. In Brock Hall
were comfortable chesterfields and large easy
chairs. Ash-trays were scattered around so
the students could smoke. Card tables were
provided so the students could get in a little
bridge or cribbage. Magazines were there for
the use of those who just wanted to read for-
a while.
Brock Hall had everything that a good
student union building should have. Of course,
there had to be a few rules in order to keep
the Building as neat, clean and respectable
as it was when it was first opened.
One of the students of 1940 who came
to visit "the building" today would be horribly shocked. He would frown as people
walked across "the fine grass" surrounding
Brock Hall. But his jaw would drop the
proverbial mile when he went inside to see
students eating lunches, stamping out cigarettes on the floor, and throwing wet coats on
the furniture.
A look at the marred and scratched floor,
the well worn card tables blistered with
cigarette burns, the almost dingy furniture-
all this would probably be just about enough
to send him into a state of frenzied madness.
The "Rules of Conduct" in great black
letters at the entrances to the lounge tell us
some of the things that we must do to keep
the building in condition. According to the
sign, the Discipline Committee can punish
those offenders who won't play ball.
But "the building" is still ours. It belongs
to the students of UBC. We're still proud of
Brock Hall and all that it stands for. With
that thought in mind, let us hope that it will
not be necessary for the Discipline Committee to take action. The whole problem just
requires a little more thought on our part.
Let's make sure that "the building" remains just as neat, clean and respectable as
it was "once upon a time".
once over
A famous wit once admitted approving of
clubs for women "when nil other forms of
persuasion fail."
Frankly, that's just the way I feel about
bridge players. What we need are more clubs
for bridge players—right between the eyes.
Personally, I wouldn't know a game of
contract from the Lions Gate. I'm still naive
enough to think auction is a way of buying
worm-eaten furniture you don't need. And
I still believe a Honeymoon session is something too personal to be discussed in a column
such as this.
And even now I get that giddy, senseless
feeling sweeping over me when I recall that
first and only bridge game in my life.
If I remember correctly^, my hostess invited me over for "a quiet social evening,"
conveniently discovering when I got there
that both the other guests, as well as herself,
were ardent bridge players. Looking back on
it now, I can see more significance in her hiding my coat in an obscure bedroom closet and
shackling my legs to a heavy chesterfield.
Naturally, I thought nothing of it at the time.
"I, ah, really don't play bridge, you know,"
I said, hobbling toward the door.
"Oh, that's quite alright, really," my
hostess said graciously as she locked the front
door and dropped the key down the front
of her dress.
Oddly enough, she managed to discover
a bridge table which, by remarkable coincidence, was cached away behind the sofa. A
moment later one of the guests accidendy
found a deck of cards which just happened
to be lying in a nearby drawer. The three
of us, the table, the cards and I, were dragged
to the center of the room, and the game
Mr. Mecken, who (I still suspect) had
morn tricks up his sleeve than there were in
the whole deck, sat on my left, He was North.
! could toll that by the icy stare he turned on
me every time it was my turn to play.
Opposite me sat Muss Jenkins, a pretty
blond with soft cheeks and, as I soon discovered, hard tot-caps. She was East. Not far
enough East, mind you. But she was East.
On my right was my hostess, who went
South, while I went West, along with that
"quiet social evening".  I think  it was my»
hostess who began to play.
"Two no," she said. I was glad to see
there were other people who couldn't make
up their minds. I waited. Nothing happened.
Then Miss Jenkins introduced her right toe-
cap to her left shin. Mr. Mecken, apparently
dissatisfied with the whole deal, was changing
his cards all around in his hand. My hostess
turned in my direction.
"Two no," she said again.
"Two yes," I said, trying to be different.
After all, she was one of our opponents.
"No, no," she said.
"Oh, yes, yes," I said triumphantly. I
glanced over at my partner, expecting a look
of admiration from her for having completely
baffled the opposition so early in the game.
She was staring stonily.
"Then I'll pass," I said, pretending to be
angered by them not playing the game my
"Three hearts," said Mr. Mecken.
"There's lots more in my hand, if you're
a little short of them," I said helpfully.
I don't recall what Miss Jenkins said.
I was rather absorbed in wondering how such
a short young woman could have such long,
muscular legs.
I can't remember, either, just what happened after that. Dimly I recollect people
throwing cards into the center of the table,
with my hostess' long arm sweeping out
periodically to scoop them up. I think she was
afraid we'd walk off with them.
Finally, at the end of a round, I mumbled
something about my maiden aunt being on
her deathbed, and rose to leave.
"Wouldn't you like a rubber?" my hostess asked.
"No, thanks," I said glancing over at the
plate of doughnuts she'd just brought in. "I
shouldn't eat anything this late at night."
Anyway, I thought, that was rather a
poor way of apologizing for her cooking.
Wealthy Uncle B.
Dear Sir:
After reading Mr. Les Bewley's
column in the last issue of The
Ubyssey I have come to the conclusion that he is the richest writer
on your paper. If this is not the
case then I advise him to rewrite
his article, making it a good deal
longer, and submit it to "The
Readers' Digest" or "The Saturday
Evening Post." It is not hard to
visualize the "Post's next cover
with Mr. Bewley's article in mind.
The caption would read "I escaped
from the Commie cesspool," by L.
The illustration would depict a
huge well-like hole ringed with
fearsome scarlet crocodiles (all
weeping profusely) whose tears
have almost filled this cavity. Mr.
Bewley would be seen hanging
just above this horrific sight with
the seat of his pants firmly gripped
in the talons of a huge eagle. Mr.
Bewley would be dripping wet and
smiling bravely. The illustration
would be completed with the word
"Capitalism" printed upon the
eagle's personage.
By favoring "The Post" with
such an article I feel sure that
Mr. Bewley would make a large
sum of money and I am positive
that Walter Winchell would insure
Mr. Bewley's place in American
Yours sincerely,
A. D. Fan-
23rd Year World Citizen
Wealthy Vets
Dear Sir:
Two items are bothering us.
First, we heartily endorse the recent claims of married veterans for
higher grants, and we feel, that
we have found the ideal solution.
Simply take $15 a month from the
single veterans' allotment and disburse the funds proportionately
among the married veterans. (This
has the full support of all the
married vets we have contacted).
Second, to get a legitimate beef
off our chests, we wish to offer
a few criticisms of the January 21
pep meet, which featured the Deep
River Boys-Apex of Modern
Music!—and a jazz combo, Tlie
ability of the students to appreciate modern music is obvious from
the reception given these two
Not a sound could be heard
while the drooling sentimentality
(written for one singer and three
bees) and the shopworn commercialism (vintage 1929) of the Deep
River Boys—Apex of Modern
Music! - was inflicted on the
microphone. When the musicians
started, the rhythm was1 accented
by the rattling of lunch-boxes,
bursting of paper bags, exit of
those who have 1:05 lectures, and
the stamping feet of ardent jazz
club members. The political antics
of the Communists seem to be influencing even the manners of the
peons. (French for plebes.)
Yours truly,
K. Watson
P. van der Hoop
P. S. Two more letters like this
and we'll be columnists!
THE MUSIC Appreciation Club Programme, Friday will include Brahms:
Double Concerto in A Minor.
by Jack McCaugherty
PROF. H. F. ANGUS, Head of the   SPECIAL!   Charles   Dickens'   "Great
department   of   Economics,   Political   Expectations will be shown in Audi-
Science and Sociology will speak on   torium.    Continuous   showing   from
"The Japanese Race  in  Canada"  at I 3:45 Tuesday. AdmlMtan Mc
the Student Liberal Club's next meet-! • . •
ing, Monday, February 2 at 12:30 in   THANKS  to  G. W.  Cooper for re-
Physics 201. | turning wallet to AMS.
Sunday Mid nite, Feb. 1st
Best film of the year ... in any language
call for careful consideration in the
choice of repair shops. In such circumstances it's only common sense to
choose Canada's largest most completely equipped metal repair shop, staffed
with factory-trained specialists. Choose
Dueck Chevrolet Oldsmobile.
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untA ROASTED ALMONDS Friday, January 30, 1948
by Arthur G. Guppy
For President-
Williams Active
In Campus Affairs
Dave Williams has been on
this campus for five years and
during that time has always
been interested in student affairs. His three years service
on the executive of the Parliamentary Forum and the great
advances made by that organization during his presidency
clearly demonstrate his ability
to handle presidential office.
Furthermore, that office
brought him into close contact
with many other student organizations. As an ex-tennis champ,
Dave has always been interested in athletics.
Although a veteran himself,
I know that Dave, with his
strict impartiality and sense of
fairness, has the interests of the
entire student body at heart. In
short, he is the truly representative representative.
Brousson - A Big
Man for a Big Job
I am honored to nominate
Dave Brousson for AMS President. An ex-teacher and soldier, Brousson, among the first
student-veterans t o interest
himself in campus activities,
worked tirelessly on the Legion
Housing Committee; was instrumental in establishing married quarters at Acadia, Little
Mountain, and Lulu Island
Brousson was active in the
initial Medical School Drive,
and is a member of the War
Memorial Gymnasium Planning Committee. On the Engineer's Undergraduate Society
Executive for two years, and
the Undergraduate Societies
Committee, he has gained a
wide knowledge of campus activities, greatly promoting inter-faculty cooperation.
He has shown business and
administrative ability, in operating the popular Acadia Canteen, and a downtown 'Launderette'.
Dave Brousson has a friendly, pleasing personality, proven
executive ability—a BIG MAN,
FOR A BIG JOB—who is truly
qualified to lead our Students'
Council next year,
For Treasurer—
It is my belief that in seconding
Jerry Macdonald as, a candidate for
the position of AMS Treasurer I am
endorsing the only candidate with the
experience and the ability to capably
administer a budget of $200,000.
As Pres, of LSE, Jerry his handled
efficiently the affairs of 73 Clubs, has
been a member of the finance committee and has administered the Special Events budget. The LSE budgets
constitute three-quarters of the total
budgets handled by the Treasurer.
With this knowledge of campus activities he is in a position to apportion
the funds of the Society equitably.
As the man who has laid all the
current plans for Open House and
has served as a member of the Gym
committee for the past two years,
Jerry is in a position to carry forth
both these plans to fruition.
Continuity on Council is essential.
Since Jerry is the only member seeking re-election, I recommend that he
receive your vote this Wednesday.
Bob Wilson, President
Commerce Undergraduate Society
Seconder's statement for Paul
Plant, second nominee for the position of treasurer of AMS, was not
received for publication.
Different Shades Of Meaning
Given To Name * Communist'
Communism and Socialism—
Probably never before in history
have two widely used words been
given such a diversity of meaning.
Webster lists the words communist and socialist as synonyms but
makes the distinction that socialists are mainly concerned with
removing the capitalistic profits
while communists also advocate
the abolition of private property.
In the absence of any better authority it would seem that we
should accept the dictionary's definition of these terms—and yet
almost no one does. Depending
on his own political and social beliefs each individual gives these
words a different shade of meaning. A "socialist" may be anything
from a mild Bolshevist to a big-
business tycoon with a benevolent
Point of View
A "communist" may be anything
from a socialist to a Russian styled
dictator. It all depends on the
point of view. There is no doubt
that some of the intellectual and
ideological socialists are socialist:
in the true meaning of the word.
(Whether or not their ideas are
practical is a moot point for they
have never been fully put to test.)
The true socialists are, however,
in the minority and lack the noisy
over-enthusiasm of the phony
socialists and communists, the so-
called "fellow travellers." The
only thing that these "communists"
and "socialists" seem to have in
common is the belief that if they
are going to get their own hands
on a nice, big chunk of capital the
"capitalists" will have to go.
Question Confusion
In their efforts to gain this end
these people have created anothei
confusion of meaning by attempting to build up an association between the terms capitalism and
fascism. This attempt has been
surprisingly successful in view of
the fact that capitalism is (by
definition) belief in free enterprise while obviously fascism does
not permit free enterprise.
Why all this confusion?— Moscow's "communism" is a vulture
that   feeds   on   confusion.   Russir
seeks ihe support ot the work.nfe
man who would never support
the Russian oligarchy if he realized its true nature. It is a case
of the well known delusion cf a
wolf in sheep's clothing—tyranny
in the cloak of socialism. Yes,
this confusion works for Moscow,
Either the word communism must
change its meaning and become a
synonym to fascism or we must
find another name for these tyrants of Moscow.
In re.ent issues cf The Daily
Ubyssey there have appeared two
articles that very clearly illustrate
the subject of my article. In the
issue of January 16 Parzival Coops
has written an article on the difference beiween communism (presumably the Russian brand) and
socialism. It would have been a
good article if Mr. Coops had not
spoiled it by resorting to the favorite line of the fellow traveller
by slinging mud at the capitalist
Perhaps Mr. Coops would have
done better to look to Moscow for
the   origin   of   the  association   of
dualism with Russian communism. The big, bad "capitalist
press" did not originate it. And
if the "capitalists" have an unfair
advantage in controlling the press,
perhaps they also have an unfair
advantage if a majority of the
population still believe in free
Moscow Look
As for Archie Kaario's article
in the January 23 issue of The
Daily i Ubyssey, it would have
seemed more in place printed in
Pravda. We have heard everything
in his article, so many ti|ne before
from Moscow that the article
serves ojjljj as an example of Russian propaganda.
Airborne Symphony Chorus members will hear themselves "on wax"
for the first time at a playback of
their recent production in Brock Hall
double committee room on Tuesday,
February 3 at 3:30 p.m.
SKR\IX(,   II. C.  FOR  7S   VKARS
Fashion  favorite
of the week . . •
... by MAXINE
-Straw with feathers, springtime hues,
Smooth Glen plaid of grays and blues,
Tailored lines of cape and collars:
Suit, eight-nine; hat, twenty dollars.
Joanne O'Flaherty, Arts '49, is better-
known as "O'Flat," Gamma Phi Beta
sorority. Her suit comes from the suit
department. Fashion Floor,
• *
Friday, January 30, 1948
HAL MURPHY, Acting Sports Editor
Blue And Gold Rugby Stars
In All-Important Contests
Varsity Stadium will welcome a visiting Rowing Club
rugger aggregation tomorrow afternoon, when the Thunderbirds
play their last exhibition before launching their heavy McKechnie Cup and International schedule. UBC will engage in a do
or die scrap with the Tisdall Cup race leader, North Shore
All-Blacks, at Brockton Point. *
It will be the last chance for the
niunderbinb to pull out of the slump
which has seen them lose their last
two games. In spite of their unexpected leases, the ruggermen have
sworn to "pull up their socks" and
get on the win wagon again.
At present sitting at the head of
UBC Ttranderblrds feel that they
can hold their grudge long enough to
come out on top, In the scheduled
puck tilt wth New Westminster Cubs
on Sunday afternoon in Queen's Park
Arena. Game time is 1:30.
Beaten in their last tilt with the
Cubs, the campus boys will be out in
full force to hand the loop leaders
weir second setback of the season.
Should the Birds win, it will set up
next Wednesday's game with the
same club as a natural. Each team
will have then won one contest and
the rubber match will be really a tilt
to see.
This game Sunday will be the first
of a heavy week's schedule for the
tired Birds. They play the Cubs again
next Wednesday and journey to Nanaimo the following Saturday to play
the third place Clippers. Thus, the
Birdmen face three games in the
short space of six days, the heaviest
schedule any team has had to contend with this year.
the Tisdale Cup standings the North
Shore All-Backs can cinch the series
if they outplay the yellow sweatered
UBC fifteen at Stanley Park's Brockton Oval. But the campus-ites are
rated as a definite threat to the
pacers as a result of their two league
tilts which ended in resounding 13-0
win and a close three point loss.
Campus fans have placed all their
hopes on the UBC lads this year,
because, instead of having two squads
entered the 'Birds are concentrating
on the special games and the brother
squad is upholding the tradition of
Point Grey invincibility alone.
Much of the power of the Tisdale
contenders lies in the forward line,
and in particular several American
Grid men such as Dmitri Goulebef,
Hank Sweatman and Phil Nixon.
Game time for the Brockton Bowl
tilt will be 3:15, with another game
preceding it at 2 p.m. The 'Bird tilt
in the Stadium is slated for 2:30.
Douglas Park will see, tomorrow,
three other campus rugby squads in
In the second division race for the
Carmichael trophy, the Varsity Sophs
will meet Ex-Brittania at 3 p.m, and
the UBC Engineers tackle junior All-
Backs at the same time.
The recently organized third division squad, Varsity Phys Ed, is
scheduled to kickoff against an Ex-
South Burnaby crew at 2 p.m.
rftocatd t&e 0**Hfoet* n>/"*^
"But Jellows,   somebody's
got to pay
1 he only way Egbert can make that
orchestra leader and caterer happy is to do
a Demosthenes on his reluctant classroom
colleagues and persuade them to chip in
and pay off the mortgage.
For the easiest way of building dollar
mountains is by accumulating penny molehills.
That's why smart students are sold on
"regular depositing" in a "My Bank" Savings
Account. They know that cents out of cigarette-money today can become dollars for
their date-money tomorrow.
*      ILS^t You, too, will say it's easy
to make hay the B of M way,
once you've tried it.
... ace melonman
Thunderette Gals
In Hoop Victories
UBC's Thunderettes, last year's
Senior B girls' basketball champions
for the province, have started on
their way to a second tide in great
With only the Tracys for opposition
in their own loop, the campus girls
have been victors in all of their tilts
this season. They are now on the
threshold of the city playoffs and
if victorious they will travel to Abbotsford for the mainland championship and then to Victoria for the
B, C. playdowns.
As a prep game for their playoff
grind, the Thunderettes went up a
league in search of an opponent and
met the Dominion champion Nut
House quintette from the Senior A
loop. The senior girls came out on
top in an interesting contest 29-16.
The game was fast-breaking throughout with Nora McDermott of UBC
and Joan McArthur of Nut House
leading the scorers with 9 and 14
points apiece.
The team includes the following
girls: Nora McDermott, Doreen Campbell, Mearnie Summers, Betty Crooks,
Doreen Fowler, Greti'a Schwartz,
Jane Pendleton and Joan Weedon.
Five Field Hockey
Squods To See Action
Five campus grass hockey teams will
see action tomorrow. First division
play will feature UBC and Vancouver
at Connaught Park and the Faculty
squad tackles the India group at
Brockton Point. In the second division, Dawson Club is slated to clash
with a Vancouver B team on the
Connaught grounds. Varsity A and
Varsity B are scheduled to meet in a
friendly tilt on the campus.
The lagging UBC team can move
out of its third place slot by defeating second place Vancouver, but
Vancouver has come up strongly this
term by defeating both India and the
Faculty crew. UBC, fresh from its
3-1 defeat at the hands of Varsity
last week, is not favored in the tilt.
Of special interest is the game between the Recently formed Faculty
squad (the Cardinals) and t'he up and
coming India crew. So far Faculty
has won one and lost one but their
unexpected 4-1 defeat of Varsity
places them amongst the top contenders.
All games are at 2:30 p.m.
Portland Hoopers Meet
Thunderbirds Tonight
UBC's basketballing Thunderbirds will play two of their toughest games of the season this
weekend as the Portland University Pilots do .battle with the 'Birds on the campus maples
Friday and Saturday nights. Opening whistle is blown at 8:00 p.m. on both nights.
■ $   A powerful, independent squad, the
Pilots   have   an   enviable   record   of
Chiefs Drop
To Powerful
Leaf Squad
The Vancouver Clover Leafs may have travelled thousands
of miles during their tour of the Philippines but they met
some of the toughest competition of their basketball careers
right here at home when they tangled with the UBC Chiefs
Wednesday night in the Varsity gym.
No one expected the Students to
win the tilt but what did surprise
the near-capacity crowd was the
magnficient fight that they gave the
Dominion Champions before bowing
out 49-43.
In fact the Whittlemen actually
outscored their sun-tanned opponents
in two of the four quarters and except for a disastrous third frame,
which saw the Leafs run up 8 quick
points, it might have been a different
The cannery boys began the affair
with a razzle-dazzle type of play obviously designed to please the large
audience but the exhibition went
over like the proverbial lead balloon
and at the end of the first quarter
they found themselves on the short
end of a 13-10 count.
The Chiefs on the other hand
started out right away with their
fast-breaking, hard-checking brand
of ball and played with such determination that it was well on in the
second quarter before the mighty
Leafs were able to tie things up.
Pouring on the heat in the last few
minutes of play, Leafs potted a couple
of quick baskets so that at the
breather they held a slight 22-20
It was in the third frame that the
Varsity Soccermen
Slated For Action
Riding the crest of a winning
streak which has carried them
to the top of the V and D
Soccer League, Varsity will be
out to stretch their lead when
they face South Hill at Powell
grounds on Saturday.
UBC entertains Columbia Hotel on
the Campus Saturday, in a Second
Division fixture, Managing only three
wins and a tie in fourteen games to
date, the UBC squad is currently
reposing in eighth place in the eleven
team Second Division.
Varsity       8
North Burnaby   5
Collingwood       6
Empire   Hotel       5
South  Hill       4
Powell River     3
Chieftains met their Waterloo. Letting down their guard for a few precious moments the Students allowed
the Dominion Champions to score 8
points without a reply to find themselves on the short end of a 40-30
count at the end of the quarter.
Staging their usual fourth frame
rally, Chiefs fought back desperately.
Before the Leafs could stop them
the Indians potted seven counters t°
come within two points of the cannery men.
From then on it was a see-saw affair that saw both teams scoring
sporadically. With five seconds left
in the contest Freddie Bossons netted
the last basket of the evening and
when the final whistle sounded the
score board read 49-43 for the visitors.
Each squad was shooting hot and
cold throughout the contest. Sandy
Robertson paced the Leafs as usual
with 16 counters while Jack Pomfret
with 12 was close behind.
wins so far this year even though the
boys on the team had not had a great
deal of experience in college basketball before this year.
Fast breaking and hard driving ball
will be the order of the day for the
Portland boys when they take the
floor against the 'Birds.
Prepping for the large part of this
week, the well-rested 'Birds will be
raring to go against the Pilots and the
casaba magic of the Osborne hoopers
will be in full view.
But everything isn't sunny in the
'Birds nest today. The recent announcement that a knee injury will
keep Guard Reid Mitchell out of the
UBC line-up fcfr several days was a
heavy blow to the Blue and Gold's
chances of a weekend win.
First string Birdmen Harry Kermode, Pat McGeer, and Nev Munroe
will attempt to hold down the visitors
and sweep the series. Tickets can be
obtained at the office of the Graduate
Manager of Athletics, Luke Moyls.
Campus Jokers are planning a massive soap-box derby for Tuesday, February 3, on the campus. Anything on
wheels will be accepted in the race.
All students have been invited to attend.
Thunderbird Hoop Schedule
Feb. 4*
College of Puget Sound
at UBC
Feb. 9*
Whitman- College
at UBC
Feb. 13*
Linfiield College
at McMinnville
Feb. 14*
Pacific University
at Forest Grove
Feb. 20*
Linfield College
at UBC
Feb. 21*
Willamette University
at UBC
Feb. 24*
College of Puget Sound
at Tacoma
*—Denotes Northwest Conference Games
Monday, February 2—
Gym—Phi Delta Theta B vs. Betas B
Tuesday, February 3—
Gym—Phys. Ed. B vs. Kappa Sigma B
F. IJ.—Kappa Sigma A vs. Forestry A
F. H.—Phi Gamma Delta vs. Chi Sigma Chi
Wednesday, February 4—
Gym—Pharmacy vs. Mad Hatters
Touch Football
Monday—Phi Kappa Pi vs. Phi Gamma Delta
Beta Chi vs. Sigma Phi Delta
Tuesday—Termites vs. Legion
Pharmacy vs. 1st yr. Engineers
Wednesday—Phi  Delta Theta vs.  Beta  Theta
Kappa Sigma vs. Alpha Delta Pi.
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