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The Ubyssey Nov 29, 1951

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The Ubyssey
NO. 28
Full Program
Planned For
Int/ Dinner
Burmese delicacies to be served at International House dinner
•t Acadia Camp Sunday remain
a mystery to most students,
though .menu for the affair has ai-
r»ady heen winounced. ''
Tempting tihe palates of guests
and Acadia camp residents will
be heaps of curry, chaway with
Dahi, seb chutney and topping it
off, phull.
Col F. T. Fairey, deputy minister of education, will five bis Impressions of present day Burma,
aa guest speaker at the dinner.
Student tickets for the affair
may be obtained today only at
the AMS Olfflce for 67 cents.
Charge on Sunday will be $1.
Luklc.  Mlchas is convenor.
Man's Life
VCF Topic
"WHAT Is a Man's Ufe?" will
be discussed by Rev. Robert Birch
at ihe Varsity Christian Fellowship meeting on Friday at noon In
Bni*.  |D2.
MAMOOKS will hold their last
aisntral mooting of the term at
noon Monday In the Double Coin,
mitte* »M>mt *Riwl^ Jialt^ Araodek
Mjng of the clubroom during the
holidays will Tie the chief topic.
UiC SYMPHONY Orchestra
will practice today ln the Brock
Lounge from 6; 15 to I}. This ls
the last practice before the Christmas concert.
THE iOTANICAL Garden Society presents "The Campus—Part
of the Botanical Garden," a talk
by Prof. Nelll, on Friday, November 30 at 12:30 in Biology 209.
will be the guest ot honor at a
tea sponsored by Student Conservative Club In Brock Lounge Sat.
nrday at 3:30 p.m.
Applause Now
But No Cheers
TORONTO — (OUP) — Many
letters to the editor have been received* by the Toronto paper, the
Varsitty, recently, calling down the
"Blue and White Society" and its
cheerleaders, torneglecting to lead
cheerleaders, for neglecting to lead
are taken off the footbaU field.
The Society had Issued a new
rule whereby the cheerleaders
would lead the applause for any
injured player, rather than a c"heer.
Due In Spring
VGH Grounds To House
Million Dollar Building
Work will start early next year on UBC's million dollar
pathology building on Vancouver General Hospital grounds.
Education Minister W. T. Straith <*--	
told   The   Ubyssey   ln   Vancouver _0m W- I
Gym Fund
Still Short
m^-i6  «*•
FILLED WITH Yuletide spirit, Aggies start the pennies rolling into the Agriculture Women's fund for Christmas hampers. Box for donations is'located in front of the decorated
Christmas tree in the main hall, .Aggie building,
ie Girls Put Up Tree
To Start Xmas Fund
Ubyssey Copy Editor)
UBC students could make Christmas a lot happier for five families
All they have to do is put their
spare pennies and nickels and
dimes in a box in the lower hall
of the Aggie Building. They can't
miss the box. It's standing in front
of a big Christmas tree decked with
tinsel and colored lights and lt
will be  there until December  19.
This is part of the Aggie Women's Christmas Tree project, an
annual  plan   to   raise  money  for
needy families at Chrtstipastline.
The Aggie girls decorated the tree,
and at noon today they will hold
an auction in Agriculture 100 to
collect further money.    .
Candy,' cookies, pies and cakes
which the Aggie girls made themselves will be auctioned oft. Xmas
songs and skits will be Included
in the proceedings,
/ijggie Women's President, Fran,
ees Verchere, and Social Convener Barbara Neilson are in charge
of all arrangements.
Friday noon, the grlrls, with the
aid of the Aggie "hoys band  and
Victoria students can fly home at Christmas for $8.50
(including plane and bus fares) saving $2.80.
Two planes, with a seating capacity of 28 each, are
leaving at 6 p.m. Dec. 18th. arid 19th. and both returning
Jan. 2nd at 9 p.m.
Contact Dave Allen, Room 2, Hut 17, Fort Camp or
Frank Wills Room 243, Biological Science Bldg. before
Nov. 30th.
choir, will disiplay their vocal - talents at a Xmas carol fest In Agriculture 100. Song Sheets .will be
distributed so that members of .the
audience can Join ln. ,
All money collected at these programs and in the box' in front of
the tree will be used to buy" food
and toys for poor families whose
names are given, to the Aggie
girls   by   the   Community   Chest.
Last year they raised 170, which
was used to buy five food baskets which they took to the fam.
Hies a few days before Christmas.
The Aggie girls executive hope for
an even bigger response this yew.
U of S Defeats
Exchange Plan
Saskatoon — (CUP) — The University of Saskatchewan unanlni
oiisly defeated the principle of
Soviet students visiting Canada at
a meeting of its student's council
last  week.
The one dissenting vote, 4th
Year President George Brigden,
stood up just as the chairman wts
announcing that the vote was unanimous  ,
Tuesday that he will ask the legislature to approve a grant for the
building at Its February sitting.
' He said the original $760,000 estimate for the four-story structure
would "undoubtedly prove far too
law. It will cost at least a, million. It may be more than that."
Little opposition to the grant U
The building, third medical schoo.
structure erected, will complete the
llaculty's  requirements,
It will house third year students
first of whom will need accomodation next September.
Mr. Straith told The Ubyssey:
"I doubt very much whether.lt will
be ready ln time.* Some sort or
make-shift accomodation wil) have
to be found for a while but 1 have
no doubt that the students will ne
accomodated elsewhere."
Original plans called for erection
of the building on university
grounds but Mr. Straith said further investigation indicated that
it would be advisable to build It
on the hospital site where senbr
fltudeVts will be doing most of their
It will include lafbs, operating
theatres and lecture halls but tew
actual  hospital  beds.
Exam Fever
Strikes UBC
Health Service officials report
a netr epidemic of exam fever that
is sweeping the campus,
(Stricken students were seen lying and sitting ln strange attitudes with noses burled in books
and hair tousled by grimy hands.
First sign of the fever was reported a week ago when exam
time-tables were posted, but officials were reluctant to release
details at the time for fear of
causing a near-panic.
Medical men say that an epidemic such 'as this usually lasts
from two to three weeks.
No cure ls possible, they say, but
the sickness may be alleviated
slightly by small doses of movie-
viewing or bridge-playing.
Origin of the epidemic has not
been located, but several stricken
students, when Interviewed by The
Ubyssey say they suspect someone
in the Administration ls respon
slble. '
"You cannot escape," one student
told a Ubyssey reporter, "lt is
bound to catch up with you In the
next  few days.
Large doses of black coffee only
increase the Intensity ot the fever,
according to officials.
Last year, a similar epidemic
struck 35 per cent of the student
body from the school's enrollment.
Only'$4,000 of the $15,000 pledged for the War Memorial Qym has
been paid so far, AMS President,
Vaughn Lyon disclosed Wednesday.
The money, pledged by students
last spring to help retire the AMS
debt on the gym, wu* to be paid
hy the end of September.
Mr. Lyon says the AMS must
make a payment on the debt at
Christmas and "unless the money
comes In our position will b# serious. ,
He said "the students who signed pledges have a moral obllga
tion to meet .their payments.
"It Is extremely unfortunate
that less than a third of them
have paid.'
Top Socialist
Banned At Cal
BERKELEY — (Special) — In
a report to the International
Board yesterday, there was strong
intimation that Dean of Students
H. E. Stone's banning of a report,
edly subversive on-campua speaker may become standard university policy.
Dean Stone refused to approve
Max Schactman, national co-
chairman of the Independent Socialist league, as a speaker In a
debate on the recent British elections. The debate was to have
taken place at the end of Novem.
Schactman, representing the
Labor point of view, was to have
opposed Francis Herrick, Mills
College professor of modern Brit-»
ish history, presenting the Conservative   point   of   view.
Law Faculty
Receives Stone
A fragment of the ancient Inner Temple ot London was built
into the brand new walls of the
Law Building Tuesday.
Treasurer of the B.C. Law Society W. H. M. Haldane, K.C, pre.
sented the stone to the faculty
ot Law at a special ceremony attended iby Justice of the Supreme
Court of Canada, Wendell H. Farrls, chief justice of BfC. Sloan, Dr.
Mackenzie and members of the
B.C. judiciary body.
The stone had been given to
the B.C. Law Society three years
ago as token payment for contributions mode by the Society towards the* reconstruction of tlio
blitzed Inns of Court In London.
Lutoslawska Says Poles Resisting Communism
Ubyssey Political Writer
Noted Polish speaker Madame Lutoslawska,
told students during her talk "Poland Today'
Wednesday noon, thftt her native country was
now strong in its passive resistance of "Communist poison."
Mme. Lutoslawska was Introduced by Dr. W.
Hose, as the daughter of a very great philosopher.
She has written several historical and biographical books herself.
Away from Poland 18 months, the speaker
pointed out that her country used to he a great
home for refugees as America is today. She note*I
that Poland iu her many years of existence never
waged a aiiiglt) aggressive war.
She sipoke of World War Two and remarked
on the effectiveness of the Polish underground
ino/emeift during  those years.
"Russia watched our inner battle with the
(lonuans in Warsaw for two months and didn't
help us. Yet. they claimed to be our allies," she remarked.
She stated that the people of Poland never
believed in the possibility of Communism In their
country. She felt that those like herself who saw
10 million people killed at. the beglnlng of the communist era In Russia, hated the Russian policy instinctively.
She pointed to the fact that the communist
ideas never assumed national character and all the
stores were Horced to close down until tho regime
,wua established.
"The people couldn't realize that the big powers had sold them to Russia," she continued.
According to Mme. Lutoslawska, the Communists were forced to appeal to the peasants who
comprise fi8 per cent of the country's population.
She said the churches are V>pen but 2000
priests were given prison sentences and never
will he seen again. "The people are hungry," she
cried, "but worse is the hunger of people who
want  God.''
She noted that no independent teaching
exists and that all education is Communistic. Although most of the people are starving, she said,
the school children /vere treated to luxuries io
strengthen their belief In being members of the
"Mothers cry tor the souls of their children"'
the speaker said with some emotion. Yet, according to Dr. Rose, the moment the parents try lo
counter the Russian propaganda that their children are fed, they are liable to be sent off to prison
as the Informing of children against parents Is
prevelant today.
'^Poland was sold to Bolshevism simply from
fear," she concluded. She gave as example of the
passive resistance, the small number of collective
farms that the Communists have succeeded in establishing. A native Pole herself, she said the
peasants were owners of the soil from 60 to 200
In answer to a question from the packed and
lence, she said tlroro had been no sabatoge of Industry. Page Two
Thursday, November 29, 1951
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The Same Old Stall
A rather terse note, signed by Arthur
Lord, secretary to the Board of Govern?vs,
informed Student Council Tuesday morning
that the board could not, at this time, make
any decrease in fees.
Said Mr. Lord: "The Board of Governors has received with interest your letter
dealing with the matter of student fees,
While they are most sympathetic to the students, desire for a decrease in fee because of
the difficult situation which exists at the
present time, they are not able to do anything about this.
"However, if as a result of the receipt
of the Federal Grant it should prove possible
the Board will be glad to give the matter
further consideration."
It is only a few weeks since President
MacKenzie promised Student Council that
he would recommend a fee decrease to the
We presume that he did make such a
recommendation — although we have, of
course, no access to the proceedings of tho
board and even the president himself is not
in a position to tell us what went on there.
If the recommendation was made there
must have been rather specific reasons lor
rejecting it. It is not common practice for the
board to reject the president's recommendations. Certainly the board would not make
such a rejection out of hand.
Under the circumstances we cannot understand why the board did not make itj
reasons public.
Every student is vitally interested in ths
question of fees. His continued education is
dependent upon his financial resources.
Mr. Lord makes reference to the possibility of a government grant.
It is a simple matter of fact that the grant
has already been made. It may be the case
that it will take some time to work out the
machinery for distribution. But there can
be no doubt that the grant will come through.
Parliament does ntot pass acts distributing money and then sit back and let money I jjbc telle upon the mete students
gather dust for ever. ^ fceeauee there* are three mm, for
Even if it *«* * —, te *.. TS^ZZS^^m
university to indulge hi deficit financing for a to open a doer for a tfetty ec
time while the wheels of government grind #<*.
Chapter 1: How to' Open
The only way to get to
classrooma, beveridge rooms,
and powdier rooms is through
doors. Therefore a knowledge of the art of door-ope»-
tog is essential to every eol-
lege student.
The burden of door jopmint iA
to their inevitable end-, there should be no
cause for alarm. Tbe university's credit is good
and the promised government -grant make*
admirable collateral.
The lag in distribution should net bt
made an excuse for denying students the
right to an education.
If there are deeper reasons for tiie continuation of the fet increase, tiie board should
make them known.
If, despite tiie government grant, -we cannot continue to provide the present service
without a fee increase, we should be informed
so that we can decide what services we cut
do without.
Because the B.C. government makes extensive grants to UBC, the government has
continued access to the university's accounts.
The federal government It no doubt aceordod
similar privileges.
Yet students, who make a bigger financial
contribution to the university than either government—or even than both combined — are
denied access to the facts.
We do not understand the reasoning of
the board in this matter and we supect thai
most students at this university are ecfuafly
unable to fathom the minds of our governor*.
In fairness to the student body and to
itself, the board should make a full statement of its reason—and i*%ill statement of
the university's expenditures and income.
Toward A Better World
There is a movement underway, sparked by
the McGill Student's Society, to revive ths
idea of exchanging students with Russia ti
In a circular letter, distributed to all
universities belonging to NFCUS, the McGill
students have stated the case for the exchange, which y was turned down by the
NFCUS Conference in London in September.
The reasons given by the delegates for
the rejection just don't stand up under investigation. In a letter to the Russian student's union, they dismissed the plan because, "A number of difficulties were raised
in conjunction with the financing of such a
project and the technical arrangements for
conducting such a tour across Canada."
As far as the financing goes, there is no
difficulty. The Soviet students have agreed
to fly to Canada at their own expense (the
Soviet government would probably pay the
shot.) While here, the students would con-
And This Too
Nice omens appeared on the horizon
when the first guest editorial by George
Rohn appeared in the Ubyssey last Friday,
Nov. 23rd.
The nicely tossed around jumble of words
under the heading "War And Peace" read,
"War and peace differ in their desirability but
they do not imply an ultimate good or ultimate evil."
Mr. Rohn seems to forget that the hypothesis "bad means can achieve good ends"
especially when considered from the lar^e
range "ultimate" point of view, has not stood
the test of time. "Evil leads to evil" is Uie
noted sentence with which the above hypothesis must be replaced.
The article goes on to say that "war
has settled many problems." I find it hard to
imagine a war after which the problems
were less than they were at the beginning.
We have just finished the greatest of all wais
in 1945. Even though some of the problem .*■*
might  have been  the point of emphasis is
tribute to their own expenses with receipts
from cultural displays which they would give.
As for the "technical difficulties," what
are they? Surely there are members of the
NFCUS who are able to plot the details of
a three or four week tour for twenty students.
Such a tour would not involve nearly the
detail and planning of the recent royal visit.
At the Conference in London, the delegation from UBC voted against the proposed
However, at a recent Student Council
meeting, this stand was reversed, and it was
decided to attempt to have the question reopened. McGill waa notified that the UBC
Student Council would back them in supporting the tours.
This project should receive the fullest
support of the student body. The advantage
to be gained are obvious—the furtherance qf
mutual understanding, an exchange of ideas,
and above all a chance for Canadian students
to get to know some real, live Russians.
whether the problems have decreased.
Where do Germany, England and Europe
stand today, not to speak of the rest of the
Mr. Rohn continues, "cause of injustice
always triumphs in peace." This implies that
there is greatest probability of the cause of
justice winning in war.
In other words might is justice. I only like
to point out that such logic does not hold
true and is not accepted in the stage of civilised society we are in today.
If we are "intelligent" human beings, (if
we want to settle our problems and also if
wt; want justice) there is greatest possibility
of these ends being achieved in a society at
war, according to George Rohn, because
"peaceful capitulation may breed much fouler
I wonder how many of us would be ablo
to survive to live under that kind of justice.
Presidents Give Neem
Vote Of Confidence
* * #
Teclnfciae for oveatag a daor
•f artes «tt& ft* m* at imt ftwt
the fotto-wtaf pefetert we h&ste
for   *H  wmmmWHt
fttteeaas t» deor-openlng Hinges on your seaee ot ttottf. Tor
insta-iet, J» yet-aee * aweet
young tMftf kaettatinw near tbe
exit of tfte Wttmt, ft ff fm et*
to knrl yowwM tt the door, arm
stiff la f reett ol jsmi.
Yea bmM Ht; lwwsvtT, to
dtrtlnfutott fa*t«ee» iwwtngtns
and owt-#wtn#tef doors, Tbe stiff-
«h» teoftnripM mot m n t»
swtn#ag dew weold an* only put
yew arm tfrro-sgk tfe* 4oer, but
wo-aM •!*» fall to o*m tt- And
that would be darned e»b»rr.i-
Saeb a teofeatque calto for con.
stderabte araotfce fer tbe door
moat b» opened far enonfb to
let tbe yowng lady oat irttbout -
butting ber in tbe teetb as H
swings ntntf a#.ln. fietfaners
might eeettjr create each ao on-
favorable .impression.
This tetftafaue to ineffeetln
againet looked doors.
• *      •
To handle out-swinging doors,
you use the lunge technique.
This involves the use of a long
pair of arms. I have a lengthy
pair (from climbing up the tret)
whioh are available between 4
and 6 Monday to Saturday. (Initial deposit of 28c plus lour
cents an hour.)
As the girl approaches the
out.swlnglng door, step smartly
up behind her, make a lunge for
the door with your arm above
her shoulder and graap the handle firmly. This will Indicate to
her that you*are opening the
door and she will step aside.
This ls the crucial moment,
for you have lunged forward
while your feet are still six feet
from the door. You must now
hold this poet Man, balancing on
tbe ball of one foot, while the
woman moves away.
Then with a superhuman ef*>
fort, you must pull the door towards you. But one warning before you go out opening doors
Indiscriminately: follow through
on tbe longe technique by holding the door open for yourself be.
cause no one's going to do lt for
you, y'blg lug!
w       *       *
And another thing. If an in-
swinging door sticks when it's
only a foot or two open, look
down at the floor—the door Is
probably blocked by your big
Just before you leave, there's
one door it* woman doesn't appreciate being opened for her—the
powder room door. If anyone
doesn't understand this, see me
up a tree any day from 4 to 6.
You are now on the threshold
of a great career and a rich harvest of fair maidens' smiles of
appreciation. Good luck.
* *        *
(How to open locked doors will
be the subject of a future Installment of that best seller HOW
TO GET ALONG AT UNIVERSITY available at all drug, de.
partment and dry goods stores.)
Students Ignorant
Of World Affairs
EDMONTON -- (CUP) — Lack
of student interest In International affairs was mentioned by David
McDonald, president of NFCUS a*t
the University of Alberta.
"Even when all information is
served to them, pre.digested, on a
platter", said McDonald. Even the
student council members will not
rouse themselves to consider International affairs.
Bdltor, .The Ubyssey
In aa editorial in the Nov. 22,
196*1' edition of the Ubyssey, you
mad* some reference to, amongst
other things, the incompetent manner ia which Mr. Neen fulfilled
hte duties ae president of tha Undergraduate   Societies   Committee.
We should like to bring to your
attention ttnt at the USC meeting
of Nov. 28, the members of that
committee unanimously carried a
motion which expressed a com-
ptttt vote of confidence ln Mr.
la the diacuseion which preced.
ed th* vote it became apparent to
| ait) concerned that such destructive efttfetom of USC or any member of It* executive, if It was In
ordeiv ahooM oentoe from a member
Of tliat ewatmlttee or from some
other todtfttaal or group of tndl-
vtdtMte wbo were sufficiently fa-
wttb tbe subject to make
and prudent opinions, if
tt waa forthcoming at all. Since no
todtrMMl with each Qualifications
tee veaitared forth with a statement In tfikr regard, it would seem
to na that tbe people working with
Mr. Neen feel be ls quite capable
of performing bis various official
Surely a serious lack in the President's abilities would be felt
moat keenly by bis committee before It was at sAl obvious to an
Individual who bad nothing to do
with tbe group. There are no Undergraduate Societies on this cam-
pus who are so wea*k.willed that,
if they Mt tbey wore being given
representation, would not
a strong attempt to rectify
tbe situation. The opinions of the
■tudent body on campus affairs
ore expressed through the USC
representatives to Mr. Neen, who
in torn makes our opinions apparent to Students' Council. How Mr.
Neen chooses to bring these opinions  to the  attention  of Council,
we feel he himself qilite capable of
It ls our opinion that Mr. Neen
has  not  shirked  his  responsibilities  In any way.
Yours truly, '
Marlene E. Buckle, Pre-Med U.S.
Jim McWilliams, Forestry
Mike Nuttall, Forestry
Jack Potter, Law
A. L. Newhouse, Mod. I
Reg. Tanner, Med.' II
Iyle G. Ahrens, Commerce U,S.
Peter Halywk, Pharmacy
Victor D. TOews, Teacher Tr.
Don McCalhim, Frosh U.S.
Douglas  Bose,  Agriculture  U.S.
D. A. Hilvestrlnl, Agriculture US
R. T. Treniman, Eng. U.S.
J. A. Draper, Pre.Med
I. Angus, Nursing
"P. J. Kergin, Nursing '
J. Gilbert, Phys.-Bd.
Doreen Albrecftt, Home Ees.
Jim MacDonald, Frosh U.S.
"Tht Moldau" ...
Music Appreciation Club will
present "The Moldau" by Sme-
tana; Symphony No. 104 (London) by Hayden and songs from
Schubert, on Friday, Nov. 80,
at 12:30 In the Double Com.
mlttee Room, Brodt HaU.
3 Lessens $8.00-10 Lessons 111.00
Frances Murphy
Done* School
Alma Hall
CI. 6878
3679 W. Broadway
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Page Three
John  Brockingtons
Critic oh the Hearth
Today's eriltie on the hearth is Rene Boux, well known
in literary circles.
Critics are always accused of carping, and popular prejudice assumes they are capable of nothing else. There is a
grain of truth in this, for certainly the critic confronted by
an achievement which wins his unqualified approval is in
sad plight. *	
This Sadler's Wells Theatre
fi   pSAfjUm*,   tiftlVL   (bahL by O. D Ericfcson
Ballot left all such would-be
erttlcs floundering. They are
magnificent. I suppose there
are limitations to their performance. Common sense tells us
there must be. Wherever they
are, within them this young
company is triumphant. What
feet, what legs, what attack!
What precision, what fragility,
what strength! Wihat chtwm,
what zest, what Joy! In short
—what dancing!
* *       *
First night, as always, was
the, most exciting, and the full
three-act "Coppelia" explored
the company's talents and set
a* standard for the rest of the
week. We were all astounded
by the precision of the ensemble dancing, These dancers
have worked together for years
before they ever reach the
Mage and the resulting unl.
fopmity of style we ha*ve seen
In no previous company.
Blaine Plfleld . as Swanilda
displayed a sparkling technique and a delightful sense of
humor. David Brltton - was a
vigorous and attractive frrantz.
Du'Vid Poole was a convincing
and not too ferocious Dr.
Coppellus. Between them, the
principals and the corps succeeded ln re-assuring for us
the place of Coppelia in the
permanent classical repertoire.
* *       *
Tuesday evening brought us
a prettily staged Casfe Nols.
ette and though there was
much fine dancing, it is quite
clear that Nutcracker contains
about as much sugary-sweetness as one ballet can stand.
Or, as Madame Rambert Is reputed to have said, "Assez de'
chl-chil". Svetlana Berlasova
as the Ice-Queen displayed a
serene technique and a truly
glacial charm, and David Blair
the company's premier dan.
ser revealed a formidable classical batterie.
*       *       *
Caprlol Suite, a short and
pleasing group of old dance
forms was followed by Pastorale, the first ot Jofon Cranko's
ballets we have seen, and it
proved to be a nostalgically
mythological comment on
Lbve. The theme is not profoundly dealt with but the bucolic oovortlng were pleasant
and relaxing. In the * role of
Corydon, Plrmtn Trecu, another of the company's unusu.
ally gooi made dancers, displayed a virile technique and
a charming stage personality.
Pineapple Poll, another quite
recent Cranko ballet, turned
out to be the rarest of rarities,
a truly funny ballet. David
•Blair us the dashing Captain
Belaye whom no maiden can
resist Is outstanding, and the
consequences of this fatal attraction are hilarious. The
setting by Osbert Lancaster
were among the most handsome yet seen.
it       *       *
Above all considerations of
dancing and repertoire, the
Sadler's iVells Theatre Ballet
has reminded us, after a two-
year drought, that ballet remains the most glamorous of
all the arts, A full knowledge
of the backstage greasepaint
and perspiration falls to des.
troy the magic of the stage Illusion. Poor mortals, we remain convinced that we have
been visited by deml-gods.
HE sat watching the rivulets  of  the  dawn
through his window.
Caroline had shouted, "If
only   death   would   take
him!" What did that mean?
He was a century old. The
seas had washed him onto ttils
land. He was only 18 and the
vigour of his hande shaped the
earth around him. He had risen In business after his farming days.
Folding hands, skeletal, ridged, like the plateau washed
away by the seasonal rains,
carved into bones of land. My
life is all but done.
You see that light" over
there. Not exactly light. A
faint suffusion In the dark-
nese of the eye.
Hardly more than expectancy
over the  sea,
Yea wet dawn, or dear and
How many ! have seen. 1
used to get up at five in my
young ambitious days.
I took the Bast almost like a
prairie day which gathers aud.
denly end is a prairie storm.
He smiled.
And Kate watted, each day
at the bottom of the stairs, for
Bach day a meeting ot two
Then like a Spring song ehe
was gone.
The perfume lingering in the
Till the strong wind blows it
How often I wept In her room.
But having to face hard times
I bent to the task,
With no more waiting for the
I took another woman to my
She was the same. But not I.
Ah, this waiting world.
What does it, wait for. My
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the box they hew for me, resinous  and dark, sinking into
HE sighed and his head
sunk down, hanging from
his weary frame, weary of
the world. Why not? Only the
trees towering outside so sensitive to ihe dawn would know
his age . . . Worlds beyond
My blood eyes. Old rims
sunk wltlhin. They're burning
out. The rolling balls revolve
creaklly in their sockets. The'
bones rock. Difficult even, elt.
ting and sleeping, there to no
sleeping. But the constant activity in places over which I
have no control. The jawbone
drops. Mast concentrate to
lift it to Its proper place. Yes
the centripetal force 'ia little
more. There Is tihe other urge,
to break apart, fo fall to parts
: one by one and roll along the
floor and there' to dissolve. The
elements of death work their
way into the pith of nerve and
coM, the holding lines, spars
and stays.
And little worda that sing
go whirling round, roll out and
drop one by one from ledge to
ledge. After the battle in the
forest, the struggle of strong
men against resisting wood
and earth, how'the roots torn
up looked against the white
river, foaming down to its
month. Spitting tobacco into
our hands, rolled'sleeves to the
wrtet, flicH and down she
went, oyer and over.
Or alienee of the sliver night.
Tbe first waa Meg.
We made love on the beach.
And stump-ridden road, thrusting ont, held hande;
We didn't look too deeply Into
For fear  of  what  mlgtyt  be
Mystical   eostacy  of     flimsy
But after the dispelling magic
of the play
I will not love again
My life was lived out then
Often in the curving moon  I
looked at you
I  really  only  loved  myself.
The  self • seductive curve  I
knew, I know,
The ebullition of the bud
The loneliness at heart
Where Hhe vacancy is.
I know the songs that linger
In the hall'
Later I made   love by pillared
LONQ hands ih the spaces
sinking Into the prairie air.
Working trom coast to coast,
from farm to wood and back
again. Until the restless limbs
worked on one spot and made
a* place for itself and raised
a family, and a family name
and entered the ledgers of society and climbed from one to
one upon the backs and shoulders of other men and settled
down.   Bitter   thoughts   when
the rain blows free or the sun
comes down. Iji the new pillared  spaces.
Caroline  entered   the   room
at half past ten.
"Here is a cup of tea/'
"What were you saying down
below," he  said.
"Last night  about  me."
"I don't know that I said anything about you."
"You want me to die. And I
will die. When I sleep I won't
wake. This dawn I saw was
all for me and why not?"
"Don't think such silly things,"
she eaid, looking angrily at the
old man who was more than
old, who was dissolving away
before her eyes.
"I   want  you  to  be  comfortable," she said.
She was a good girl after all,
though  tired, of this  wasting
frame, She believed him partly dead  already.
The shawl dropped from hie
shoulders. She bent to put it
back to its rightful place.
But he had gone.
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Assistant Editors—Vic Edwards, Barry Drlnkvyater
In High
For Top Totem
Four Hoop Clubs In Chase
For Coveted Totem Trophy
The Annual Totem International Invitational Tournament
gets under way this Friday and Saturday night in the new Gym.
the   first   three-quarter^    of the
game, but finally wilted when the
Chieftains applied pressure in the
fourth quarter.
UBC Ski Fans
Xmas Holiday
In Rockies
Until Tuesday's Ubyssey- came
out 1 was at a complete loss as to
how to write t'hte article, Oeorge
O'Brien, manager of the Ski Club
cornered me one day ln the sports
office aud asked me If I could
write a story which would sell
the ski clubs annual trip to Banff.
But lt ls (or 1 should say waj)
Four teams, two from this Bkle*t>—
of the border and two from across
the line have entered the meet.
IN THE OPENING game on Friday night, Vancouver Eilers will
meet Pacific Lutheran College
while at 9 o'clock the UBC Thunderbirds will meet the defending
champions,   Western   Washington.
ON SATURDAY night, the two
winners will clash at 9 o'clock and
the losers will open proceedings at
A new Totem will be presented
to the winner of the tournament.
Eilers received the privilege or
entering the tournament as repre-
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when  they  won  a  coin-toss
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THE BIRDS dropped their
fourth straight game of the season
to Seattle chieftains Tuesday night
in Seattle, by a 96-83 score.
LED BY RALPH Hudson and
John Southcott, with 16 and 14
points respectively, the much-Improved 'Birds stayed within striking-distance of the Chieftains for
Dave MacFarlane, UBC football captain was awarded
the Burke Plaque Monday night for outstanding service in
the football field during the year.
The award was made during the team banquet held in
the Brock HaU.
Dave has played for three years with the football squad.
He also played rugger during his five year stay on the
campus He gradutes next spring.
renowned the world over that university students are aa poor as
paupers. Ho*^ then was I to convince tbe peasants of UBC that
they need u*n Xmas holiday in the
Rockies which would cost $70 for
one week and $110 for two? Tbe
task   Reemed   impossible.
The headlines on Tuesday's
front page solved my problem and
also cleared up the above delusion.
This headline stated blackly and
baldly that ."00 more students
were needed by the Post Office. I
drew the obvious deduction. Var.
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Vancouver, are so ruddy rich that
they have no need to work,
Well then you plutacrats, here's
the chance of a lifetime. Enjoy a
vacation In Canada's world-famous Rockies. Ftor the price stated
above all expenses are* paid, Transportation,  board,.rope tows    and
rides on the chair lift. In all seriousness, lt sounds like a good deal.
Gar Robinson coach ot tbe club
will Instruct beginners and racers.
There will be loe-ekating, swim.
ming, bowling, dancing and moves.
About 40 students are needed to
make this a success and so far 11
have signified their intentions of
Ob, there's Just one little thing.
George said something about u
bottle being the only thing one has
to pay for. I guess he meant a
hot water bottle as It's supposed
to get cold up there but I don't
know for sure, and don't like to
ask him.
All students interested (in' tbe
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