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 The Daily Vpyssey
XXXI
VANCOUVER, B.C., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1948
No. 14
A LESSON IN
WITCH  HUNTING
(EDITORIAL)
The Daily Ubyssey carries no account today of what
happened when the Plant 'finance investigation committee"
held its first session.
Four thousand students at a general meeting of the
Alma Mater Society commissioned this committee to find
out why student finances are in the red.
But students will learn from this committee Only what
the committee chooses to tell them. They may never know
the real facts.
Students of the last three years who have been forced
to find five dollars for the war memorial gymnasium and
$10 for the Alma Mater Society want to know what has
happened to their money.
But eight tin gods, flushed with the importance of their
new-found glory, refuse to allow students, or representatives
of the press, inside their meetings.
Worse still, they refuse to allow past members of Student
Councils within their locked doors.
While they sit closeted in deliberation, 8000 students
want to know what all the mumbo-jumbo is about.
If Paul Plant's committee was sincere in its desire to
untangle student finances they would seek the help and
guidance of experienced former student officers.
Instead, the present treasurer of the Alma Mater Society
sits in charge of a committee whose s/>le task, apparently,
is to blacken the name of past councillors while fattening the
reputation of Paul Plant with a petty sideshow.
Charges Of 'Diversion'
Answered By Harwood
By BOB HARWOOD
Robert S, Harwood, treasurer last year of UBC Student Council, presents
for 4he f»r<t time in this exclusive Daily Ubyssey article his answer to the
ehargttoj critics that student funds have been "diverted" from the war mem-
drtal gymnasium. The mix-up, Harwood ea-plains, resulted from the legitimate
practU* of tiling dormant money destined for the gym fund to meet immediate
Obligation* of the Alma Mater Sooiety. I
*
A* yet nothing has been said to dispell the gross misapprehension left in the minds of the student body and the general public as, a result of the statements of Mr. Robert Dodd at the recent
seml*siih\lal 'imeeting of the Alma Mater Society.
i#fr. Dodd hid not teen the auditor's Ibudget
report prior to the general meeting,
ahd to the best of our knowledge has
net taken the trouble to do so since.
AWARD   WINNERS
MUST  CALL  FOR
CARDS NOW
Winners of Bursaries and Scholarships should call at Registrar's
office for scholarship cards. These
should be signed by their instructors and returned to Bursar's office at once so that cheques may
be issued.
H
arwoo
eels
Union Puts Pressure
On U of W Faculty
Man Who Taught- Here Among
Those Suspended By Union
SEATTLE, Oct., 14—Between 30 and 40 University of Washington faculty members were yesterday expelled from the American Federation of Teachers (AFL).
They comprised the entire member-$"
ship of U of W local 401.
d Cools H
As Probers Ponder
Harwood Enlists Lawyer's Help
To Fight Accusations of Probe
His wise use of terms was based
solely on the several figures quoted
St random from the auditor's report
(out of context) by Paul Plant, AMS
treaaurer, in support of his austerity
The figures quoted were frankly
designed to point out the need for
curtailed expenditures on the part of
the student body, a need for austerity which was pointed out to that
same student body by the past student council, at the corresponding
general meeting, a little over a year
ago.
Figures Not Significant
■tine particular figures quoted could
hay© been' answered by quoting additional figures from the auditor's report, figures which similarly would
have no significance when taken out
of context
Beference could have been made to
the $35,000 liability to the war memorial gymnasium of two years ago
which was paid* last term, But this
figure was offset by an $8,000 credit
for expenses incurred by the AMS on
behalf of the gym, all of which was
offset by monies still owing from the
Bursar's office, which was offset by
other accounts payable, which was
offset by accounts receivable on the
books at that time, and so on ad1 infinitum In short none of these figures,
like t'he figures quoted at the last
meeting, have any significance when
removed from context, but must be
considered in relation to the multitude of figures which make up the
auditors' report and the books of the
Society.
Explaining the action, Elmer Millar, national representative of the
Federation said:
"Tlie Federation has long suspected
that this group was Communist dominated. Many of the members also
belong to Communist front groups."
Meanwhile, several .of the professors
affected who have previously been
charged by the Canwell committee
are awaiting action of the faculty
council.
(The Canwell committee Is the
Washington State version of the
House Un-American Activities Committee. It recently charged that six
Washington professors were Communists.)
Among those charged is Dr. Melville Jacobs, professor of Anthropology who has lectured at University of
British Columbia summer session.
While students here waited to see
what the faculty council would do
events took  a dramatic  turn.
A key witness in the'Canwell committee investigation was named as
the man to be brought back from
New York to face perjury charges
arising out of  the  investigation.
He had testified that he saw Prof.
Melvin Radar at a secret Communist
school in 1038 in New Yorie -
Radar's attorney later submitted
proof that the witness was not in
New York at the time he said that
he saw professor Radar.
'tween classes
Committee Worthy One
In effect W would take a chartered
accountant a week to explain to a
fellow chartered accountant the intricacies of accounting for a society
as large as ours. This is obviously a
task that could not have been undertaken at the recent general meeting. On this basis members of previous councils saw fit to refrain from
speaking,
Consequently the suggestion to es-
No Breach of Faith
At no time was there a misappropriation or breach of faith with respect to the gymnasium funds. Just
as the present council is using monies
received in advance on the 1949 Totems to meet its current obligations,
the past council saw fit to pay more
Immediate obligations and to invest
ih merchandise and other assets
(many of which are turned into cash
in the normal operations of business),
deferring tentporarily the transfer of
monies to the gym fund.
This account, like all account's pay-
tablish a committee of  investigation
was a very worthy one.,
It is unfortunate that this task was
couched in terms which jeopardize
the good name of the university, the
AMS, and the war memorial gymnasium, It is equally unfortunate that a
cast on the names of many previous
completely unjustified slur has been
executives who have given unstint-
ingly of their time in the best interests ot the Society, «-
able, is carried orl thc books of the
society until discharged.
It is quite a legitimate thesis to
hold, and one which may bc endorsed by thc committee of the investigation, that the council policy
with respect to expenditures was unwise, or that in future n specific date
should bc set for the transfer of monies destined for the war memorial
fund. But these are hardly grounds
for charges of misappropriation or
malpractice levelled at past executives.
Two Professors
Protest Today
CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION,
backed by the Social Problems
Club, will gather in the Auditorium at 12:30 p.m. today to
protest the banning of Gordon
Martin from law practice.
An S.P.C. delegate will join
Drs. G. G. Sedgewick and B.
Savary and speakers from
other clubs.
If the resoliution presented
is passed, it will be sent to the
provincial legislature.
Braying Pipes,
Flashing Tartans
At Saturday Game
Legion pipe band will make its
first public appearance in full "Stewart tartan at Saturday's football game
with Willamette,
Saturday's   appearance   will   mark
culmination  of  two  years  effort  by {
Jim  Munroe,  president  of  the band
and former pipe major of the Irish
Fusiliers.
Bandsmen include such well known
pipe figures as Dave Pierce, Pat Taylor, Jack Lockie and John Biggar of
the Seaforths.
Band is the largest in .Vancouver,
Legion officials claim.
Instruments were provided by the
members themselves but tartans imported direct from Scotland were
supplied by Canadian Legion. Bandsmen hope to make enough from public appearances to cover expenses
and -to pay for the uniforms.
Prospective recruits are asked to
contact Munroe in the Legion office.
Practices  are   held  Friday   evenings.
Eyewitness:
i
Former student treasurer Robert S. Harwood cooled his heels
in darkened corridors of ,Brock Hall Wednesday night while the
eight-man "Plant Committee" began its investigation of "diverted" student funds.
Despite Harwood's pleas that he wasf-^-
directly concerned with the committee's  investigation,  he  and his legal
counsel   were   ejected  after   a  brief,
fiery encounter.
Paul Plant, chairman of the investigation committee and present treasurer
of the Alma Mater Society, informed
Harwood that past members of council
"will be permitted to attend only
when called for."
ENLISTS HELP
Harwood has enlisted the support
of a UBC law graduate to safeguard
him before the student purge.
"The committee took the position,"
Chambers said after he had been
ejected from thc meeting, ,'that it
was for them to decide what concerns whom and who is to appear
before them."
"It was our contortion," he said,
"that everything which goes on at
the committee meetings is the concern
of past members of Student Council,
particularly those whose names have
been mentioned at the AMS meeting
and in the press.''
DEMAND EXPLANATION
The Plant committee to investigate
student finances was formed following a general meeting of students
which demanded an explanation for
the $20,000 capital deficiency in Alma
Mater Society funds.
Following an hour's debate in secret
session Wednesday, the committee
decided that no members of past student governments would be permitted
to hear the proceedings.
Former councillors will be called in
only to answer specific questions and
then will be asked to leave.
Probe Committee
Slams Door In
Reporters Face
'No War In Near Future1
Says High Commissioner
War will not come in thc immediate future according to Sir
Alexander Clutterback, British High Commissioner to Canada.
"Conditios   now   arc   far   removed**-
from those of 1GJ8," he told a Thursday meeting of the Literary and Scientific executive,  "no power and no
people want a war.''
He emphasized, however, that the
Western powers cannot afford to
shirk their obligations and responsW
bilities.
Safety, he said, lies in the policy
of firmness supported by the British
and American leaders and backed by
iheir peoples.
Varied
Under
Programme Today
Singer's Baton
Jacques Singer, Vancouver's best known symphony conductor, will open the UBC Symphony Series today in the Armories
at 3:30 p. m. when he leads the Vancouver Symphony
Orchestra in a concert of well known classics.
Hope for European recovery lies
primarily in a general fall of world
prices—not a catastrophic collapse
but' a general levelling to a point
which would stimulate world trade,
Sir Alexander contended.
Despite "adversity from every possible quarter" Britain has made a
marked progress towards a full recovery, he said.
''Our exports are now 150 percent
of pre-war and our industrial production is 125 percent of pre-war.
Marshall aid will carry u for the next
four year and by thai' time we will
be able to carry on our own and to
bring cur tandard back to thc 1939
level," he declared.
Marshall plan aid, he said, "has
changed the economy of Western
Europe from one of competition to
one of co-operation. From that we
should be able t'o go full- Western
European union."
BY VAL SEARS
A door slammed shut in the
face of 15,000 students Wednesday night.
Undergraduates of the past three
years who have been forced to contribute by an automatic checkoff to
the war memorial gymnasium will
never know what was said at the
first secret session of the Plant finance  investigation  committee.
And the committee, they told me,
was "too busy" to explain why.
I knocked on the door of the
Brock Hall board room at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday in an attempt to cover
the opening meeting of the new
committee.
I heard a lock slide open and
after a moment the door swung ajar
a crack. Dave Brousson, president
of Student Council, looked at me
quegtioningly.
"I would like to sit In on the hearings of the committee for the Daily
Ubyssey/'   I   said.
The burly engineer who holda no
position on the committee looked
startled.
IN   CAMERA
"Oh, these hearings are in camera"
he answered and swung around for
the committee's approval.
When questioned for the reason
behind the public ban Brousson
turned to thc committee and a voice
within shouted "No!"
Brousson pointed out that they
were "too busy.''
The  door  slammed  shut.
Sitting outside the closed chamber
were Bob Harwood, principal in the
probe and his red-haired law student
counsel Stu Chambers, waiting to
be "called to the Stand."
They too are excluded except at
the whim of the committee.
STATEMENT
Treasurer Paul Plant, probe chairman, said in an official statement to
the Daily Ubyssey following the
meeting:
"The Finance Investigation Committee had decided to meet in private because of the issues involved,
and the necessity for a complete
clarification and a thorough survey
of the entire situation before any
publicity is given to individual findings  of the Committee."
Further than that he would say
nothing.
"Look, I'm not saying anything,
is that clear," he snapped, turning
on his heel and striding off down
the corridor.
TAKE YOUR SLUSH-PUMP
TO AFRICA ADVISES MOON
If you want to be a hero when you go to Africa next
summer be sure to take a trombone with you.
This is the advice of Dr. I. A, Moon who addressed the
VCF yeterday.
"The natives," he said, "will stand for hours watching
you play the thing. It matters not how you play only that
you continue to swallow the long tube."
The program includes such outstanding works as Symphony No, 5
Beethoven and the Firebird Suite by
Stravinsky. '
TICKETS AT DOOR
■ Tickets for tomorrow's performance
will be on sale at thc door for twenty-
five cent's. Season tickets for the five
concerts arc on sale at thc AMS.
The concerts given at UBC this
year will alternate programs of the
regular Sunday and "Pops" concerts.
CUT PROGRAM
Thc LSE expressed regret that due
to the curtailment of i'he AMS buclgol
it has been necessary to cut. other
tcntaivcly engaged artists from thcii
program,
Today's   complete   program   is:
Tocatta and Fugue in t) Minor. .Bach
Overture    Ebmont Beethoven
Symphony    No,    5..-- Beethoven
Coronation   Scene Moussnrgsky
Ttiree    Cornered    Ha I.s Dcfalla
Firebird      Suite Stravinsky
Murnbo-Jumbo fashions
Shown At WUS Parade
By   BOB   STEPHEN
Never underestimate the power
of  women.
Tli at was thc lesson of 250 students who crowded Brock Hall
Wednesday to view the Women's
Undergraduate Society /''ash ion
Show.
Ski fashions reminded one of
the Flash Gordon comic strip.
Pyjamas, (there was only one pair,
darn itt were something described as just the thing for a
week  end   up  Ihe  mountain.
Rsme MacDnrtald, commontat'or,
wore- an ostrich feather hat of a
slightly hideous sky blue pink
and one doesn't really lia\e to
know anything about skimmers to
say that the pom- ostrich had far
belter use for i'he feathers than
K.sme  had
To the uninitiated all hats
shown were either Bcnbow Inn
specials or a direct steal from thc
little   man   of   Sherwood  forest.
Suits, ah yes, suits, some of
them looked as if i'he manufacturer had got his assembly lines
mixed, FYonlside, I hey seemed to
fit. South side going north they
resembled an  old  potato sack.
Behind .scenes .sounded like the
usual hen party, Giggles, litters,
and what.' sounded .suspiciously
like an awful lot of .yakity .yakity.
rose  up all around.
On side-saddle drapes and
bustle; the dresses looked like
dresses but from any other angle
mere words could nol convey lluir
appearance to an audience no
matter how inlclli.jenl.
Thc   evening   dresses   were   or
iginal, I'll say that for them. The
only thing in favor of taffeta
dresses is that they make a noise.
Shot taffeta looks suspiciously
like thc lining in my coat but I
could be wrong. One little Mother
Hubbard effect seemed to be obtained by thc use of barrel staves.
(Ii' didn't make a noise, however).
Shoes were out of this world.
The closest approximation that I
can draw will be that of Birks
windows on Granville Street, One
is tempted to ask if they were insured.
Tho soloist, Juliette, brought! a
note of sweetness, light and song
with tier rendition of September
Song and Honeysuckle Rose and
in general just added to the confusion of thc gathered memfolk
like  myself. ?m 2
THE DAILY UBYSSEY
Friday,     October     15,     1948
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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF   -   -   -   -   RON  HAGGART
MANAGING EDITOR   -   -   -   -   VAL SEARS
GENERAL STAFF: News Editor, Bob Cave, Chuck Marshall; Features Editor, Ray Baines; Photography Director,
• Ellanor  Hall;  Sports Editor, Jack  Wasserman;   Womens'    Editor,    Loni    Frahci*.
Senior Editor This Issue — JIM fcANHAM *
Associate Editor - LES ARMOUR:   Assistant Editor - MAW PlNEO
The Spirit Is Willing
UBC students might have been justified
1ft forgetting the pledge they made to aid
fldtxt victims of the stricken Fraser Valley.
In a burst of generosity last June, students of the university promised $3000 to aid
washed out families of the valley left homeless in the wake of the disastrous spring
flpods. That was before they realized the
AHfrS didA't have the money.
When the shock of the financial plight
of siudetit government at UBC fell, they found
that they just did not have the cash to give,
no itiaiter how worthy the cause.
There the matter might have lain.
But'UBC students are not built that
way. Student Council members, anxious to
see that the university's pledge to come to
the aid of the folk of the valley v/as not forgotten, began to look elsewhere for the funds.
At that point the spirit which has helped
to build Brock Hall, the Stadium, the Gymnasium   and   the   Armouries   came   to   tlie
rescue. >    : I
The Greek Letter Societies and Phrateres
volunteered to sponsor several functions in
order to raise the total amount of the pledge.
In this respect they acted wisely. They
have not put all their eggs in one basket
by throwing a mammoth shindig, which, if
it failed would once more damage chances
for making good the obligation.
Instead, they will put on several shows,
possibly ferfluring downtown entertainers.
In this way they will have a chance to spread
the load and make it easier for every student
to give more.
The Greeks and the Phrateres are to be
thanked for coming forward to offer their
services. They are also to be congratulated
for the intelligent manner in which they are
tackling a difficult job.
They are doing their bit for AMS prestige. Tlie onus is now on the student body
generally to support the campaign.
Plant Chases His Own Tail
Have fun Paul Plant.
But while you probe and prod into student finances you're blackening with a slanderous brush thc names of the conscientious
men who have gone before you.
The "investigating committee," set up to
uncover weaknesses in the financial structure of student government wa*, an excellent
proposal. The 4000 students who shouted
their demand for an explanation of what has
happened to their money didn't, however, ask
for a witch hunt.
Playing the game of student government
is fun, but when your fallow students are
forced to hire legal counsel to protect themselves the game has gone too far.
If you were sincere in your desire to
chart a sound financial course for student
administration, you would summon the experienced men who have gone before you
to a round-table discussion of the whole
Unpleasant fiasco.
But when you allow your predecessor?
to appear before your select committee only
at your whim and when most of your "investigating" will be done behind their backs,
how do you honestly expect to arrive at any
conclusions?
Wouldn't it be far more effective to let
your committee talk it over with the men
who know the real reasons for the financial
plight of the Alma Mater Society, instead of
turning tho whole affair into a childish Parnell
Thomas-type witch hunt.
Bob Harwood, last year's treasurer, came
to your meeting the other night and wanted
to tell you why the AMS is in the red. You
curtly dismissed him and told him he could
speak his piece when called upon.
Do you really think that's the way to
lay the foundations for sound business-like
administration?
Because you are treasurer, students naturally wanted you to sit on this committee
which they set up at a general meeting of
the Alma Miter Society, but they did not
ask thai y t be chairman, and begin to in-
vcr.tigale  y  :. rself,
Yen ii1 ht as well make Dal Grauer
chaiiman < 1' a commission investigating B.C.
Electric rate;.
You are certainly an interested party to
this dispute and you are closely involved
with the mistakes it is seeking to uncover, so
why don't you forget the phony ''investigation'' and your dog-chaisng-its-own-tail vaudeville show.
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letters to the editor
UNWARRANTED JIBES
Dear Editor:
I u.ecd to call him Hal; I would lkc
to do so now, But Mr. Tc:inunt's unwarranted jibes on my favorite
sport in Thursday's Daily Ubyssoy
were too much. Mr, Tennant, it'll
bc a long time before I'll play pat-a-
cakc with you again!
George  Rtbsrtccn
IMPOEtfcfcS %
D:ar Editor:
I fcol it my duty to bring to your
attention the presence of Vwo im-
r.ostcrr. on your staff! Namely those
two "proof-readers from Queens University  in "tcrente."
I lel'.eve that I can say without
fear and contradiction that Queens
is in Kingston, at least it was the two
years I was a Queens student.
Perhaps my accusation is too harsh,
possibly they arc from Queens but
Just not rrcof-readcrs—or were itiey
thinking of the Queens—Toronto U.
football game in Toronto about this
time? Their cheerleading is a SciMlce
replete with wild bears, liquor, ana
the cheerleaders wearing parities the
color of each faculty. Cartwheel! Ah,
i'hote were tbe days.
Stu Conger, 4th Year Arts
lh This Corner.*..
by jim bantam
With the filming of "Hamlet" by Sir
Laurence Olivier, the question of whether
the best of Shakespeare can be put on cellu-
'oid has been answered. It comes out a gigantic yes.
It is safe to say that no one performance in the film exceeds that of another;
?ach is unquestionable line. The most striking thing about Olivier as Hamlet is his
ibiilty to disarm thc onlooker.,His fallings to
he floor may occur too often but these are
lone with a vitality and a vividness that are
iard to equal. His utter surcness and deftness
naqo the film a treat to watch. A good'y
.lumber of the lines from "Hamlet" have been
urned into hackneyed phrases mouthed by
halfwits, and Olivier has breather new freshness into their meaning.
The p:rt of Ophelia is played by Jean
Simmons who had no previous training in
Shakespeare when she was offered the part.
One would never know it. It is a pleasure to
watch her in the big scene with Hamlet, and
in her mad scene she makes tho audience
bring out handkerchiefs as her speech and
songs drift from her wracked, twisted soul.
The part of bumbling, keyhole-peeping
i'olonius, played by Felix Aylmeen, can be
mproved upon and Norman Wooland as Hor-
itio, Basil Sydney as ping Claudius and Eileen
Herlie as tho Queen turn in excellent performances.
* * *
Olivier and his coeditor, Alan Dent, have
done some things with thc script that will not
dtogether please those who want heir Shakespeare as it was written. Some solioques arc
gone and in some cases pains seem to have
been taken to retain mall, y*>t relatively unimportant, parts of the dialogue. For many,
the play will therefore lose a good dqpl of
its complexity. With the exclusion of Rasett-
crantz and Guildenstern mUch of the tragicomedy weht out,the window and too little
o. Hamlet's inner writhing is made clear.
The tragic comedy dialogue between Hamlet anil Poidnius is one of the high.points of
the film. With a glibness of tongue and a
fine understanding of his lines Olivier could
convince even a lie detector he was mad.
Cevcral things have been added to thu
i'm that enhance it. Tho most striking is the
upe oi heartbeats ar.d ethereal motions of the
crmcra to signify thc entrance 'of the ghost
It comecs out n piece of sheer terror. Shown
toe) is Ophelia's description of Hamlet's "madness," which turns out a delightful sequence.
The set is as autere as present-day Britain
and the camera work is highly imaginative.
ihe final scene of the play has enough dead
bodies lying around to stuff thc hold of a
fish boat but by marvellous maneuvouring
of the cahicra this scene remains as bleak
and bare as the castle did throughout the
entire film.
• •       '     *
Laurence Olivier has earned a two-fold
place in art. First as a moviemaker he has
demonstrated the power and depth of human conception when it is used to produce a
I rue work of art. Secondly, he has earned a
place as one of the truly great Shakespearian
actor3 of all time, he has certainly shown
that his insight and understanding of hmrian
motions and complexities is much more far
reaching than any other living actor.
This is no picture that will appeal to.
the huge masses. The film is true art and
beauty and no man has ever found these two
things easy to grasp. In spite of the shrewd
editing the film has the complexity and rare
beauty than can only come from but one
source: genius.
The Children's Hour
les bewley
Shocked fcr once beyond words by the
sight of once-proud Publications Board chieftain reduced to foul penury and forcod to
peddle classified ads in once-haughty columns
o. Ubyssey (at ten cents per) your old Uncle
B, today breaks an invariable rule by not
mentioning beer and women.
Except to say, in passing, that there are
j27 different kinds of beer, and only two
kinds of women. Women are either good, bad,
or indifferent. But it' they are indifferent,
they will never be counted. And certainly they
will never get any of your Uncle's beer,
But bloodsucking, cheese-paring Alma
Mater Society, he notes, has had own villainous way al last; and, chopping at journalistic
roots with usual cheese-paring tactics, reduced
untouchable Publications Board God to mere
;.d-'-:o'k'Uiiu; bum at len cents per.
Bloodsucking,   Indian-giving   AMS   may
live to regret; this, when shabby, undernourished editor-in-chief, thin hands in empty
pockets oi shiny serge trousers, finally yields
to blandishments of sleek, well-dressed cigar-
smcking stranger who offers to buy two dollars worth of classifieds at ten cents per, in
return for small favor by way of suppression
of road-paving scandal.
And bloodsucking, miserly, penny-pinching AMS may regret 'fiscal folly, when impoverished, editor-in-chief, swallowing pride
ox noble position, flings wide nob^e colums
oj proud Ubyssey to gimcrack geegaws, junk
jewe'ley, cap-pistols, spicy stories, gallon perfumes, heme detective instructions and sex
ixcrols classified ad trade.
And bloodsucking, carpetbagging, soul-
r rinding AMS may yet live to run day when
once-noble editor-in-chief, (now money-mad
ad   vendur)   fawning  over  grubby,  once-des
pised classified ad trade, throw up last cultural ghost for low March of Dimes, with no column space for United Nations news and inspirational AMS speeches,
Bloodsucking, greedy, grasping, grandmother-beating, purse-snatching AMS should
note that CUP editor, finding editors copy
paper cupboard bare, has already stolen tissue rolls and wire hangars from, men's room
ir Brock and fashioned same into self-feeding
;'] .'a:\gemcnt over CUP typewriter, just like
tape roll over adding machine, to great envy
cf other starving journalists.
Bloodsucking, candy-stealing, niggardly,
scrimping, miserly AMS will therefore find
it-elf properly cmbarassecl, when clisLinguesh-
c:l visitors to campus visit men's room in
Brock, only to be1 badgered by cadaverous,
ti' laoy-nunl editor-in-chief, seeking ten cent,
(.la   siieels  and  tearing  tissue1  rolls  from dis
tinguished visitor's walls.
Then bloodsucking, vote-stealing, lecherous, oppressive, tyrannical, soulless, dollar-
mad AMS, properly ashamed, may possibly
take steps to correct ruinous policy which has
prostituted noble press, bastardized and degraded high office of editor-in-chief, driven
girl reporters into shameless strolling up and
dowr. Mall to 'earn coal money for freezing
I ublications Board headquarters; not to mention loss of thousands of dollars in men's room
fittings.
Failing this, bloodsucking AMS will read
ten cent classified last week in December
which says "HAPPY XMAS, AMS"; whereupon AMS will realize depths of own depravity, burst into tears, and cut corporate
throa! all over fat Xmas dinner with special
gold-handled carvim;' knife, b.iu'hl with blood
<.■!' old .'I'iend, the daily p o. ■ . Friday,    October    15*    1948
THE DAILY UBYSSEY
h       »■
loni Francis women's editor
oces  i«r3a)r»>i«»:)«l»ii«»n
CUS Tea
On Thur
Commerce women's lea will be hold
oil the afternoon of Thursday, October
21 at 3:-15 in tho Brock D'nin.g Room.
AU commerce women arc invited to
.-.it tend.
Commerce women will meet every
first and third Monday of thc month
at noon in Hut G-9, The next meeting
is on October 18.
favorite of the week
.;.by NANCY . ,. modelled by PEGGY McGREGOR
.   .   .   a  member of the  Gamma   Phi  Beta  Sorority
Ubysiey photo by benny 'Waller
Bridal scene at thee WUS fashion show Wednesday received greatest applause. \v*ith bride Miss
Jean Vivian are, from left to right, Misses Shelia Wolstencroft, Kay McDonald, Mary Leiterman and Margaret Hodson. • ,
»O«»O^»0^»O4l
m>«»<>^»< o
A-fluid feeling for drape is tlie keynote of this 'petti-
point' green, fca:! i:jr weight dress. The soft drapery,,
accentuated on one side, is complimented by a self belt
enhanced with a gold scrolled buckle effect. In grey or
'jrcGn,this cker:s has a grand manner for even 1 iftte
occasions. You will find It at Spencer's priced at   !
Ki
f
Saturday, October ifc Football dance,
Brock, evening.
M'amlay, October 18: Pre-Med Tea,
Brcck,  3:30.
Wcdnncfday,  October  20:   Commerce
Pep 'Rifeet,  Armory, 12:30.
12.3C.
Ihtvsday, October 21: Commence
YV' men's Tea, Brock, 3:3!). Miss Wool-
fly, "Historical CestWmcs," Aggie 100
Frifl&y, October 22: Legk'ii Tea Dane*
Brocfc 3:30.
Hi-Jitix Patty
In Traditidn
An entirely new and completely
renovated Hi-Jinx will be presented
i.y thc Womer's Undergraduate
Society on November 4, just three
weeks away,
Ki-Jjnx, thc annual fun packed
hen party, originated after thc first
World Weir v. hen tho campus was
ncerly devoid o,' men and social
activities ' were  almost  nil.
It: has become an annual tradition.
Each faculty presents a skit, under
the; direction of their faculty president.
A meeting tcdny at noon will decide the theme of this year's event.
Committee heads will also be chosen.
CLASSIFIED
Found
CNF NAVY BIUH EUPRURY IN
Brock Dining Room, Wednesday
Oct. 12. Exchi'ii;;c.l hy mis'.ahe. Phcne
KE 0927-M.
VANCOUVER SYMPHONY Tickets are new available nt the AMS
office. Season tickets $6.25. Single
concert 65 cents,
ONE PAIR OF MEN'S SKI BOOTS
she 9. Phone AL 0049. Pete Day.
Meetings
■,   ' ;;.'i;f('!'s   Faa'dun  'Floor
DAVID
ALL THOSE INTERESTED IN
learning to swim please contact Frank
Kennedy at Gym Olfice Tuca. and
Thurs.  neon  12:30.
PRE-MED MEN'S SMOKER MON-
dn Oct. 18 ai' Air Force Assn. Hall,
1407 Laburnam St. 8-12 p.m. "Refreshments" and etertainmcat $1.00
THE REGULAR WEEKLY MEET-
1ns or the UBC Jazz Society will be
held this Tues. at 12:30 in the Club
Room behind the Brock. All those interested are invited i'o attend.
THE CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION
presents two films in the auditorium
on Men. Oct. 18 al 12:30. The first
film, "Challenge to Democracy" was
'produced by the War Relocation Office' of the United States Gov't, and
outlines the role cf Nisie in the U.S.
Army. The second film, "Every man's
World." was made in Britain, and it
P'ove*: the brolhcrliness cf man.
Mamcoks will hold their weekly
renoral meeting today. All members
, re requested to turn out.
* !|: Hi
'MEASUREMENT IN TODAY'S
".(■hook," by Ross. Phone BA 6877-M
• IVr 6:00 p.m.
ROOM AND BOARD AVAILABLE
for one Varsity student en 41st Ave.
near Dunbar. BA 3916-M,
WANTED TO BUY OR RENT:
'heal music and or record of Noel
Coward's "Has Anybody seen oiu
.Shi,) and or "Men about Town"
from "Red Peppers." Contact the
i'iayer':: Club.
I'arly   D.ru.a,   Pc rs< nal   Matches,
Sl.r i''tit ry.    Scrvii lie ;
Lapr'nlod
MARION  YOUNG
. I'',', r   ! :,:; MArine 9.108
fey siiittLfet finch
Not only are the new fall fashichs
delicately feminine, but they are infinitely practical in their simplicity
of style. The WUS Fashion Show,
held in the Brock Lounge on Wednesday afternoon, offered proof to fashion conscious co-eds that the Mid-
Wictorian trend is probably the most
flattering aspect cf the much publicized new lock.
Trends in campus and sports wear
arc gradually diverging from the
strictly mannish type of clothes to
more becoming and charming outfits.
Although the costumes shown were
smart Tind stylish, they were more
than serviceable. Suits are, as ever,
a popular a'sset to one's wardrcbe. A
must for a complete college ensemble
is a good coat. Those modelled showed
great variety of line. Designers are
introducing new and different ways
of wearing tbe same coat( by way of
belts, capes, etc.) as shown by models
Jeanne Bovvcll and Sheila Wolstencroft. rncidentally the audincce were
croft. Irieidehttilly the audience were
thrilled at the sight of the glowing
range of colors.
CONSERVATIVE ClUT
The sports-minded are also no longer i'.io terribly conservative. The ski
and lourge culfits modelled by Mary
Leiterman and Marg Hodusti were
designed with special attention to
detail of lines, becoming to every
figure.
Beauty ar.d smoothness of line is
ii;c byword for the mere f rmal
decrees and suits. Back inlceat in
i'lic shape of hustles, panniers and
tiny impressed pie its were noticed
in the dresses. Fabric: are reminiscent ef thc intriguing 90's, what
with thc lavish use of satins, velvets
.brocades and taffetas. Dressed up
suits such as the one shownn by J can
Vivian arc doubly attractive in their
versatility.
Tho rounded shculdsr look was
made obvious by the natural line cf
the coats. Fur is coming into use a:
an effective trim for these delicate
feminine styles, Fullness cf back is ac
popular as ever, but is slightly modified by the use of deep pleats and
also deep shawl-like collars.
GHOST OF THE PAST
The bare-headed college fill is r.
ghost' of the past, for who can resist
the intriguing trends in miU'.r.evy?
Hats, like the cne worn by Barbara
Seymour, are head hugging and slight.
Iy tilted forward this season, Shccs cue
attractively closed, featuring the Loirs
heel and stressing slendcrness of fool.
What is more clear to the heart cf any
girl than the elegant 'dressed-up' feeling of a formal gown? Fabrics and
shades are used in a great variety this
year, and while seme of the fashions
are definitely bare-lcoking, never
stray from the flattering ingenue lock.
Back interest is again prevalent in its
delightful surprise effect. Stoles and
fans emphaside the old fashioned trend.
CHAMPAGN^ WEDfrlNG
The wedding, which is becoming a
traditional affair in the WUS fashion
shows, was greeted with delight by
the fairly large audience. The four
bridesmaids were outfitted in Champagne brocade vv th nutmeg brown
velvet trim and fascinating* little bonnets. Joan Vivian, as the bride, wore
a white brocaded bridal gown, following the theme of the bridesmaid's
dresses, with its yoked effect and
bustle. The flowers complimented the
beautiful picture, the bronze 'mums
arranged in dainty nosegays.
WUS was fortunate in having Juliette a.s the charming vocalist with
Franki'c McPhalon's quartette. E.sme
McDonald ably handled the conur.on-
lating. So ended another prcv'ew if
fall and wiiu'er fashions, under the
courtesy of Woodward's Ltd., again
aiding the fashionable UBC io-eds !■■
plan this ye,,rV wardrobe. Femininity
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iHi'ji'nwm    urta   J.MIWJI.
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By LOtfl FRAWCIS
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The Caf has been a velit^le
beehive of industry this week AS
sorority pledges becarHe slaves to
their active rnehthers and tB Mi-
srity men. drders for coiffee, btikes,
ice cresm corieS And ci$'rettt>s
were barked at the pledi'eS' tn
frustrating foHfiisioh. tt'^ all #&. t
of being a pledge.
Hard Times
Hard times seem to be felt bjr fill
for most of the parties, this week
were" lh that theihe. Thk Aggie
barn dahce Tuesday nifHt Ms
highly successful, everyone g*Mg
in the form cf a self-made "Met."
Alfha Garrima Delta 'sbrtf&ty
held their Hard Titties iJt&te
party Thursday night irt SHStijrl.
la. A hilarious iUil was preseiitec]
by thc pledges featuring a clever
ditty sung jsjr Nan Hop^rti, JAatt
lyn Frcclrlcksoh and Mlktcl McLeri-
nan.
Joiih NicholSi Aldc^c Snytfer
arid fellow pledged will pjovtcfe
t'he entertainment at the Alpha
Fiii Hard Timos party tonl^tt at
tk- Stanley Fai-k Sports Pdirllion.
With Momecorhirig WeelteSd jvst
around the corner speculation is
rising a.s to who will be chosen
as Queen, as well as to who will
vein thc game, "tlie comriTilttee in
charge is planning a full weekend
cf | Icasure. Hope everyone will
give the grads a good show of
spirit.
Of the six candidates for queen'
of Homecoming only four have
been chosen. These are Lois StTnt-
t.on, Arts, Pat Jordan, Engineering
Ecrrile Fcltl, Pre lilecl, arte! tic^a
Milne, Pharmacy,
Argie arid Commerce candidates
are yet to be chosen. A||ie pirfii-
cess will be chosen today and
C'cmmerce princess will Be choson
at tuc Commerce Pei> meet on
Wednesday.
Fosh.on Wi$e
Campus cd-eels sre ..really bc-
cr,mirg farhion wise ,this year.
Thc highly successful, WUS fash-
h n show has in.spired many girls
to .'how their literary ability arid
enter the Hudson's I'jy Co. college fa--'lion contest sporisored by
thc College Chcjj. The rontbst,
remember,  closes October 23.   ,
Mark an X on your calendar
fcr Ceh'.rday, October 30 Wh'fri
the Alpha dmicron Pi sorority
will hold the fa. C. Fashion cofHr
ibclition at three o'clock id tliib
ilctel Vancouver ballrbam*.' All
B. C. t'rsigners will be cprnbetlnlj.
Those -reations in (he actual cojri-
pctitier. will be shown by models
of the designers choice.
Active and a',umnl riiembers of
the sor' rity will mcclel all other
crcatlcus. Price of admission is
$1.00.
Something new in, fashion shows
will be presented ^Thursday Wti.fi)
Miss: Edna Woolfrey, under the
s,!.cnsorship oi the Home Economics
Undergraduate Society, will show
' Pageant of Fashion." Miss Wool-
frey will display her miniaWe
dolls in period costume, The time
and the place is Aggie lib at li:36.
This should prove to be a very
interesting show.
Social Notes
Campus branch ef the Canadian
Legion will hold a Tea .Dance
Friday,  October 22 in  the Brock.
As the second dance) of this sort
in the term it should be a success.
Although somewhat in the distance, Phrateres executives are
I u.'-y on plans for the annual
1 hraii'rt.s fall formal. Tlie dance
i : >,ohi .tilled f"i- October 26 in
Block   lounge .1"!
THE DAILY UBYSSEY
Friday,    Ociobei?    15),   .1948
SPORTS EDITOR CHUCK MARSHAL!
'    Editor This Issue - RON PIXCHIN
Second Football Squad
Added To Sports Set-Up
By RAY FROST
Newest addition to the UPC sports roster- is the formation
of an auxiliary American Football squad as a farm team for
the Thunderbirds.
Plans have already been  set into<3>-
operation to build  the team out of
the vast amount of eager but inexperienced   talent   which   cannot   be
used on the senior squad.
JUNIOR VARSITY
Playing under the name of "Junior
Varsity," the team will have a full
schedule planned against other such
junior gridders from southern colleges.
The original idea of the farm team
comes from the U.S. colleges where
for some time the plan has been in
operation.
Thunderbird coach Don Wilson,
one ol the chief organizers, feels that
the idea is perfect for the development of hidden talent in the young
inexperienced hopefuls.
The Junior Varsity boys will practice   with   and   play   against   their
Senior brothers-in-strip, receiving all
the benefits of Wilson's coaching,
SCHEDULE
A home-and-home series with
Western Washington has been mentioned with the first game to be played around October 27.The proposed
schedule for the rest of the season
includes a Victoria game with the
Island City's Cougars, about November 11, and an encounter with the
Eagletime gridders at UBC around
November 17.
TENNIS NOTICE
There will be a meeting fof members
and prospective members of the Tennis Club on Tuesday, October 19th, in
Arts 104 at 12:30. Election of officers
will be held and the winter playing
schedule for the Field House will be
announced.
Typewriting, Essays, Theses,
Notes, Manuscripts, Etc.
RATES MODERATE
Mrs. A. O. Robinson
41M West Uth Ave.      AL. 0915R
VELVET
PENCILS ARE
•MSStff
f.
ED
This means that the
lead is actually bonded
to the wood. You can't
buy better office pencils!
And now,..pre-war
rubber erasers ar<
VENUS PENCIL CO., LTD., TORONTO
Soccerites
In Crucial
Saturday Tilt
Top billing in this Saturday's
Vancouver and District soccer
league schedule goes to the
Varsity'—Raniers clash at Powell grounds. Although botl*
teams are undefeated so far
this year, Varsity has a win and
a tie while the hotelmen have
been held to a draw in both
their previous starts.
The Varsity boys have been working out regularly this week, and are
full of confidence for Saturday's
tilt, especially with the large Powell
grounds' playing surface at their disposal, The speedy forward line, and
particularly wingman Bobby Moulds,
usually go their best with lots of
room to work in.
Starting time at Powell grounds is
2:30, with Pat Brady handling the
whistle.
STANDINGS
Ubyssey Photo By Bob Steiner
T-FORMATION demonstrated here by UBC's footballing Thunderbirds will once again form the backbone of coach Don Wilson's strategy when his charges tangle with the Willamette Bearcats on Saturday. The above lineup which will probably start
off in the contest includes (left to right) Bob Cardinal (E), Gill Steer (T), Webb Clarke (G), Doug Hogarth (C), Don West tGJ,
Pete Trim (T) and Dimitri Goloubef (E). In the backfield are Bob Murphy (Q), Don Nesbit (LH), Bob Brewer (RH) and Doug
•Reid (F).
Bolstered 'Birds Ready lo Go
Against Willamette Saturday
W
L
T PTS
Varsity
1
0
1      3
Collingwood
1
0
1      3
Norquay
1
0
1       3
Raniers
0
0
2      2
North   Burnaby
0
1
1      1
South   Hill
0
2
0      0
New Entrance
Facilitate Student
Bleacher Admission
To facilitate handling of large crowds
at football games in the UBC stadium,
a new student entrance to bleacher
scats has been erected behind the
field section.
Complete with ticket booth and adequate entrance facilities, the new project is expected to contribute in relieving congestion before the main gateways,
Signs have been generously spaced
to indicate the direction which students
should follow. The pathway will lead
around the left side of the field house.
FREE FLOWERS
Enlisting a bit of strategy, manager
of athletics Ole Bakken announced
that crysanthemums, complete with
blue ribbons, will be awarded to the
first four hundred co-eds attending
Saturday's game, and being seated in
the grandstand section.
As an added attraction, Ole has arranged that United Airlines will fly
four orchids direct; from Honolulu to
be given holders of lucky program
numbers,
Conference Champs
Feature Hawaiians
On Powerful Squad
B.C.'s much vaunted scenic
beauties will face the acid test
when a group of visitors from
far away places invades the
campus for a football game Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Stadium.
Most of the Bearcats will be well
qualified to judge. They have travelled
from as far away as Hawaii and California to attend Willamette University.
SECOND HOME GAME
When the UBC Thunderbirds hit the
field for their .second home game of
the 1948 season they will face a squad
composed of five players from Hawaii,
six from California, and five' from
Washington.
Willamette is in Salem, Oregon,
However,  Willamette officials deny
that there is anything more than the
lure   of   the  Oregon   climate   behind
this football odyssey.
WIDELY-TRAVELLED
But, despite two losses this season,
it will be a fighting flock of 'Birds
that meet the widely-travelled 'Cafe
in what promises to be a surprise-
featured   game,
The Blue and Gold Gridders have
been bolstered by the return of Dougie
Reid, 1947 Sportman of the Year and
sparkplug of last year's squad.
Reid, who will be playing in thc
fullback spot, has just registered after
clearing up his eligibility.
RIB INJURIES
Another source of joy to mentor
Don Wilson, is the return of fleet-foot
ed Don Nesbit. That the blonde halfback star of the season opener against
Pacific will be ready to play is a
tribute «to the genius of trainer John
Owen who has patched up Nesbit's
rib injuries, incurred in practice three
weeks ago,
Don West, an end who has failed to
see action because of broken ribs
picked up in a pre-season practice
will also be ready to go.
Only first-stringer Terry Cox and
Dick Mitchell will bc missing from
the line-up.
INTRAMURAL   SCHEDULE
MONDAY, OCTOBER 18
1. Phi Kappa Pi
2. Aggies
3. Termites
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19
1. Kats "A"
2. Fiji "A"
3. Psi Upsilon "B"
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19
1. Forestry "B"'
2. Kats "B"
FIELD HOUSE
Fiji "B"
Newman "B"
Mad Hatters
FIELD HOUSE
Beta Chi "A'^    ?
Newman "B'"*
Phi Delt >'B'V:; •■;
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Shockproof sponge insole, plus
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