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7a6 2(&tfA664f
No. 39
City Blitz Canvass Announced
STALWARTS  FROM   THE   University   fire   department
did battle with the flood behind, and in the Brock Exten
sion  yesterday.    Water   pumps   and   hastily   built   dams
and drainage channels finally .subdued the swirling waters.
Torrential Rains
Flood Buildings
Yesterday's  torrential   rains  flooded  several  buildings  on
"Bill" Brings
Tory Defeat
ho campus.
Club   rooms   in   tin:   basemen!
of   lhe   Brock    Extension    were ;
hard   hit.     Reports   have  seeped
in   of   lhe  flooding   of   five   resi-;
deuces   in   Fori   Camp.   The   de-
luge  lefl     the     residential area i
UBC's     Conservatives • went | n(,;U.    p,,,     vVesbrook     building!
down to defeat yesterday as the \ looking like Venice according lo j
CCF    and     Liberal   parties  op- | on(. observer. !
posed a "Bill to encourage grca- , floods al the rear of the ex-
tor invcsment in the Industry of tension held in cheek momen-
Canada" introduced bv the Gov-| l;'ril.v 'V-' dykes, bill   these even-!
enmienl. al Ihe second <\\\\v.v <,/i tllfJ"-v f'!,V(' w">' ;u,d wnlot' llu'n ■' Hai'vc'y Uyck'  U^C s  hume  tcam> Ul   ,he McGoun  Cup com-
Model   Parliament's  present session.
Prime  M'inisler.   Brian  Smith
said  lhal  he vvonld call  an elee- I
Open House Committee will call for 500 volunteers
next week to act a.s guides when most of Vancouver
descends on the campus, February 2H and March  1.
In an effort to make their stay as pleasant as possible,
the committee i.s aslant.; only tfirls to apply for the guide
Debating Team Arrives
Vie For McGoun Cup
Manitoba's debating team arrived in Vancouver this morning, aud at 7:45 this evening will debate against Jack Giles and
poured down Ihe hack stairs.       '< petition in Block Lounge.
Totem Editor Norm Pearson Topic of the debate is "H.esolv-
said that no damage had been ed Lhal the activities of Organ-
done, and even hinted that the ized Labour Unions art; a detri-
floors, if anything, were much | ment to the welfare of our coun-
cleaner' than  before. s try."
hi   the   NFCUS   office   water
Al   the  same   time,     Corrinne
Hon al lhc earliest possible dale.   seeped      through     the      bottom    Hobcrtshaw   and   Derek   fraser
Sneaking of his parly s defeat, .drawer of the filing cabinet and   will   be   debating   in   Saskatoon
,Smil|i    eommenled,    "II    wouM   s;|1-l""il('d     many     posters     and   against the University of Saskal •
.... large   sheets   of   colored     paper    chow/an.
have  been   ddiicull   lo  avert   •■■ ,,-,-, ■       ,    ,
used (or display purposes. Judges  tor tl'.e  Vancouver de-
wRhonl  sniffling   I'.  Ihg  CCF."    i      pl(.,-;M,n   ,;,,,■  flooding  is  geuer-    bale  are  Mr.  Justice J.  fi.   Bub
The   bill    which   brought    ihe   ally   conceded   lo   be   faulty   or    tan,   Mrs.    Grace    Mclnnis   and
Conswrvsd ives  defeat   was   inl ro-■ inadequate drainage systems. Eric Nicol.
ducecl earlv in Use silling by
Minister of (''inaitce, Donald Selman.
If ca l!ed   for "t'e.i i( |- Csmadian
investment   in   C'mnd.i   and   con
I I'ol    of    lotmjgsi     ||,r.   ..-j pa-id      M'||,,
bill al.'So adyucaled 1 lie rese.o , a I
of the surlav on ill'-, v-si nmsi I in
coin:' end mmi .;;,anc>. b,\ die In
dusi rial !)(-«.' ! pioen I I im s'. !.
nisi Is mc; l":m : I o mel'ehsu.d i m ",
or",; ai i,' i! ion m e-ni-'l i'li'M .a, o !'
pre I ,:i ;,;
Liberal I .eader, John ,\'l;icKa\
called lhe hill. "The grealesl
fraud ever perpeli'aled on Ihe
people   of  Canada,"
' I hiesi.-.y be. 1 le! lows." \vn-- llow
Ihe Prime VI mi-.i -r described I he
I abends  and   CCF.
Liberal     ;\k"-K;n     also     coin
nieetesl   " I!  ia i,in, ,lViS i i-ad  mem ■
hers   ol   I! :■   i mm-m   hs\ e   , nrued
Democracy In Asia
Is Perinbam Topic
World University Service
Committee in co-oporaiion
with tho United Nations
Club presents Mr. Louis
Perinbam, General Secretary of WUS of Canada, today at noon in Arts 100.
Door To Door" Awareness
Is  Of Vital   Importance
Plans for a "blitz" canvass of Vancouver by UBC students on the night of February 17
to aid the UBC Development Fund were an pounced*today by Ben Trevino, president of
the Alma Mater Society.
Decision to organize students for a door- lo-door canvass of the city west of Cambie
Street resulted from an appeal by officials of t he Development Fund, who see such a canvass
as the only way of contacting the general pu blie.
"The  residents of  Vancouver5       ~"     """*	
Trevino's Request
Given Terse Reply
Premier Bennett's executive secretary today sent a
terse reply lo AMS President Ben Trevino's request
for an audience with the
Cabinet next month.
The secretary said thai
Premier Bennett appreciated
Trevino's interest in letting
him have the views of the
Trevino requested audience lo submit a brief on
behalf of NFCUS urging extension cf the federal-provincial bursary scheme.
UCC Charges
"Ubyssey Is
Failing Clubs"
captains to recruit workers.
"We  hope  to  be  able  to  put
1000 canvassers on the street on
February 17," said Connaghan.
Tr  .        ..      ,,.   ,      ,, ...     |     February  17,  a Monday,  was
University   Clubs   Committee!. ..        .  ..  .
. .        .... i chosen as the night, for    Opera-
ias ordered an  investigation  of|)iri>i  -ft/tr ,, r„„  , r
should be made aware that they
are shareholders in the Univcr
sity," said Paul Cooper, general
chairman of Fund aimed at
raising $7.5 million for capital
envelopment at UBC-
"We have organized the alumni lo contact graduates of the
University," Mr. Cooper added,
"but we are faced with the problem of contacting the general
public for contributions. We
decided, therefore, to appeal to
the student body to act as canvassers for the Fund for one
night in an effort to close this
conspicuous gap."
A   student   committee,   under
the chairmanship of Chuck Connaghan, president of University   Island  Archaclogy"   with   color
Clubs, has already    begun    the | slides at noon in Arts 103.
task of organizing students. ! H*      H-      H-
All undergraduate societies ! BIOLOGY CLUB — There
have appointed an organizer j win be ix fjhn, "Heme, the Mag-
who will in turn appoint team   riificenf;    on    Fri.,  Jan.  24 at
12.30 in Biology 100.
ff. if, if.
will be at the home of Col. H.
T. Logan, 4155 West 12th today.
Note change of place.
H*      *      #
Tween Closses
Claude Ellis, CCF
Speaks at Noon
CCF ~~ Mr. Claude Ellis, CCF
Member of Parliament, for Re-
gina, will speak today at noon
in F&G  100.
if. if. if.
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE presents two French movies in AG-
100.    Everybody welcome.
if, if. if,
Marsh   to   speak   on   "Aleutian
,,   ..      .,    ,,., ..      ,, j tion  Mop-up"  for a   number  of
J jy-ssey    lor  its  "failure     rt,.|SOns   Connaghan said.    "For   r'un  Debate  tonicdit  at  7 45  in
lo print adequate e.ubs publicity.j <||H, ,,„,, nu,s) pcopl<J &n h(mc , ^ ^^  *  ™£
A   motion   to   this   effect   was j on Monday nights after a week- j sily' of Manitoba.    Topic    "Re-
made   at.   the   UBC  noon   meet-1 end of activity.    We  have also i solved that thc activities of Or-
ing Thursday. It read: 'discovered   that   there   are   no j Ranjzcd Labor Unions are a det-
DISCREPANCY ;-'sludent evenls lhal  night which   rjmc.ni   ,„   the   welfare   of   our
i might   conflict    with    the   can
'In   view   ol   the   discrepancy
between the needs of clubs for, ComuiJ,li;m iias ;i,,.0 stn„k .,
publicity and the recognition of! ,Lll).(.ommi,u,e whicl, will bt< rr.
it  which  appears in  the  paper.  spor,sibi,. for assigning areas for
it is fell that an investigation
through UCC is necessary, if only
to highlight the problems involved."
Terms of reference for the
five-man commission were set
by Chairman Charlie Connaghn,
specifically    that    no    publicity
canvass by various undergraduate societies. The committee
will confer with post office officials lo ascertain the number of
houses in each postal area west
of Cambie Street.
"The  postal  area   plan   is not
rigid," said Connaghan.    "If we
problems  of   organization   other I find Ihere are loo many houses
Ihan   clubs   wvve   lo   be   invesl-} -n a certain area for one group
jgaled. ! lo handle, part of that area will
T        ,.    ,. .    .        .     i be assigned to another faculty
Investigation   eommissionanes >
are   Kirk   Latham,   pre-med   so
ciety; Dan Small, Newman Club;
John Chant, Blue and Gold So
ciety: Lionel Scharzer, Jazzsoc;
and Vic Ncwfeldt, Mussoc.
{      They    were    ordered    by    the
committee lo begin investigations
I immediately.  They  are   to meet
Special newspaper and radio
advertising will pave the way
for the student canvassers. Residents of areas of the* city not
covered by the canvass will be
asked to phone Development
Fund headquarters to pledge
their gifts.
Hallving point for the studenl
with    individual   clubs   lo   hear j L.a,,Va.s'ser.s will be the Armoury
complaints   and   report   findings j „„  the  night of the   17th.    Stu-
to the next UCC  meeting.
Political   Figures  Visit  Campus
I I'OI'I      ''-('I  .1. i
I he ro,id i r   ii mmm'ii v
The Honorable J.c.slcr .1.5.
iVm-'son, iV)l\ newly-elected
leader ol' Canada's Liberal
fai'ly, ami uinner ol' the No lie I
Peace Prize for 1057, will
speak lo isliC sludenis Saturday  morning.
His address. "The Nobel
Peace Prize,'' will be held at
1 il'MO in the nudilorium, under
lhe joint sponsorship of the
Aimer Maler Society and lhe
IM5C  Liberal   Club.
Prior lo lhe event, all Liberal
Club members wil I al tend a recent ion  for Mr.  Pearson  in Ihe
11'■'.'■'   Ilai'k   l('      Mildred  Brock Boom. Later, he
lie    n.
I iol I
will   be   entertained   al   dinner
by Dr. and Mrs, N. A. IVI. Mac
ably Le held m conjunel ion wil h      Kenzi
Ihe  A A f >i eltviimis ese'ls   in February.
During   his   Vancouver  visil.
lie will speak lo Ihe B.C. Board
ol Trade, and to the B.C. Liberal Convention Saturday and
Sundas   at  Ihe  Georgia   Hotel.
A busload of more than 50
BBC sludenis welcomed the
Liberal leader at. the airport
this morning.
The events of Liberal Week
at BBC will end Monday with
the visit of B.C.'s most prominent member of the House ot
The Honorable James Sinclair. PC, MC, will speak to
sludents Monday al B2:30 in
Pinsics L',00. |r
.Altera len -minute evaluation    }
of lhe polil ical situation in Can-    I
ada,   Mr.   Sinclair   will   devote     |
lhe   remainder  oi   the   hour   to    £si
answering   questions   from   Ihe
j dents will  be briefed and given
j campaign  literature and   pledge
cards before selling out.
Bach team captain will be
asked to organize two cars to
provide transportation lo dis
persial points throughout the
Announcing the plan. AM,S j
President lien Trevino .said:
"Lasl. year BBC students pell
tinned lhe government for more
aid to tho University. This yeat
students are Imlping collect lhc
money lo malch the govern-
meiil's offer of .s7.sl on a mahai-
ing basis;.
"Although lhe studenl body
was among the first lo respond
to the government's offer with a
pledtse of $:"i per sludenl for
three years - - or SI 50,ODD
the sludenl "blitz day" is a con
linunlinn  el' sludenl   tradition.
,y.      if.      tf.
MUSIC CLUB — Alfred Del-
ler "Shakespearean Lute Songs"
in Brock Music Room at noon.
*       Y.      *
on "Catholic Teachings" ' by
Father Allen in HL-6 at 3,30.
if, if, if,
Any   girls   wishing  to  bowl  in
mixed intramural league, please
contact Don Gordon EL. 5462.
if.       if.      if.
SCM -- There will be a Bible
Study on the Gospel of St. John
at 12.30. Leader, the Rev. Barret of the Anglican Theological
if,       if.      if.
 First  spring  meeting  will  be
held at ti.15 in Men's Committee
Boom of the Brock. Alt interested in creative writing are invited.
if.      if,      if.
meet in Physics 301 at 12-30.
Rev. J. IB Piekrord, Mi.A., will
discuss the topic: "What part has
psychology in Christian Service?"
>f.       if.       if.
speaker   Mr.   McTaggart  Cowan
| will   discuss   competition   black
md     while     photography     and
, show prints-; at noon in Arts 204.
if*       if       if*
WUSC aud VN Club present
Mr. Louis Perinbam who will
speak on "Prospects for Democracy in Asia."
if*       -Y'       if*
VOC Important!     All   un
named     ski     equipment   at   the
cabin  after  Feb.   10,  will  be  put
into a rental service.
if.       if*       if*
■w.. Lou.. !o gel   t eiOO students       LIBERAL  CLUB  -There   will
to give up two and a half hours be a  reception  for lhe Hon. Los-
ot   mimm   lime     lo     It'll     people lor 15. Pearson on Sal urclay, Jan.
abniil      lhe     University's   needs :Bi al f) a m. in the Mildred Brick
and   its   service   lo   the   column- Boom,    Liberal    club    members
nilv." ONLV    please. Page 2
Friday January 24, 1958
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year. Single copies five cents. Published in Vancouver throughout the University year by
the Student Publications Board of the Alma Mater Society, University of British Columbia.
Editorial opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial staff of the Ubyssey, and not
necessarily those of the Alma Mater Society or the University. Letters to the Editor should not
be more than 150 words. The Ubyssey reserves the right to cut letters, and cannot guarantee
publications of all letters received.
Managing Editor   Al Forrest       CUP Editor .Laurie Parker
News  Editor  - - Barbara Bourne       Features  Editor    .-- Sylvia bnortnouse
Assistant News Editor     Bob   Johannes    Sports Editor  .--- Allan Springman
Reporters and Deskmen:— Kerry Feltham,  Sue  Ross,  Wayne  Lamb,  Bill  Piket,  Lois
Boulding, Carol Osborne, Mary Wilkins.
Editorial and News Offices -._ AL. 4404, Localsi 12, 13, 14
Business and Advertising Offices -- AL. 4404, Local 6
Same Man, Different Hat
Mr. Pearson, the diplomat turned politician, will grant us his noble presence
Saturday morning.
Now we've always admired Mr. Pearson, the diplomat. No matter what our political views or our pet theories about the
various figures of any political arena, Mr.
Pearson has stood aloof in our minds as a
gentleman of distinction.
This was not only by virtue of his diplomatic office; it was because of the man himself.
Most of us are idealists and, despite ourselves, worshippers of heroes. We wanted a
Canadian hero, and Mr. Pearson fitted the
roie our ideals required.
But most of us aren't shrewd and few of
us can succeed in being underhanded; perhaps because of this we have never liked
shrewd or underhanded politicians.
The monkey-like gesticulations and
shrewd salestalk made by your hero after
hi.s political election were disappointing. His
pointless manoeuvre in the House this week
was disappointing, Hi.s rationalizations and
conflicting statements after the manoeuvre
were disappointing.
Saturday he i.s to come as Lester B.
Pearson, Nobel Peace Prize winner. His
press agents have gone out of their way
to impress on us that he is not here as a
political figure. He is not even being sponsored by the Liberal Club. Again he has the
opportunity to be our hero, the diplomat.
What if he i.s incapable of meeting the
opportunity with success?
Well, Britain managed ■ to survive the
loss of hero Anthony E. The want ad for
a cultural hero will appear in Tuesday's
We Apologize - No Courage Here
We apologize for an editorial which
appeared here last week. It was entitled
"The Wise Men Show Courage."
The editorial commended Students'
Council for its courageous stand, flaunting
tradition and wisely opening Honorary
Award competition to past and present
Previously, Council members could not
be considered on the merits of their Council duties. Yet the awards are supposed
to be the highest distinction given to students for service to the student body.
At the first discussion about the Awards,
Council decided — with two hours debate
— that debarrment of Councillors as such
from competition discriminated against those
members who did outstanding jobs above
their actual duties. For this reason tho
editor deemed  the  new  stand  a  wise one.
In the face of probable misconceptions ol
the move, Council recognized the failings of
the system of awards, and promoted a better
system. For this reason we-deemed the move
a courageous one.
But we take back everything we said,
just as Council timidly retreated from its
bold stand and took back all its resolutions
(all two hours worth)  on Awards.
The decision to revert to the old stand
ards, the "traditional" standards, of selecting Award winners wa.s based by Councillors on the rationalization that their own
jobs held more prestige and importance
than the winning of an Honorary Award.
How they cart say this and still hold that
Honorary Activities Awards are the highest distinction given students for services
to the student body, is hard to understand.
The initial sj^md — that of allowing outstanding Councillors to be eligible for
awards — wa.s taken after two hours of
debate. Surely a strong Council could have
made a final decision in its individual minds
within that time; but no, another hour was
spent Monday deciding to undo what had
been done the previous week.
Now let's admit it Council. 'Ihe m«vo u>
re-open discussion on the topic came largely
a.s a reaction to the Sigma Tau Chi criticism
printed by the Ubyssey. The Honorary
Fraternity felt that Council was nasty to
upset magnificent  "tradition."
It took these leaders two hours to make
a decision.
It  took one letter to  undo the decision.
On second  thought we'll  jet  one of our
editorial   remarks   remain:     "The   fear   of
criticism  is  much  stronger  in  most   people
than the love of glory."
Eliminate Sports?
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
In my opinion, thc editorial
"Do we scrap the Sports Page"
is a misstatement of the facts
concerning the coverage of athletics in The Ubyssey.
On this campus, one could
find with ease students:—
1. Who wish to write about
sports and DO know enough
about one sport to report on it.
2. Who are NOT too busy
training to give the time required for the job and they DO
know more than one sport and
ARE able to cover a wide variety of athletic events.
3. These athletes who can
find time and know the intricacies of several sports ARE well
versed in English 100, yes,
even when confronted with a
Why aren't they writing for
The Ubyssey?
It would seem that they are
discouraged by the editorial
policies which discriminate against sports by cutting their
Refusing coverage to athletics in The Ubyssey would be
to deny information to the students of an extra curricular
activity that many educators
will agree is an essential part
of an educational system.
Coverage in the sports page
is often lhe only way some
sports, especially the minor
ones, have of contacting interested players who want to participate. To withdraw this
right would be another step on
The Ubyssey's way to eliminate athletics from the campus.
A conscientious and energetic sports editor could reasonably be expected to have been
present at the last two meetings ot the MAA to answer
criticism and to encourage
managers to supply writers for
their sport. A sports editor
who admits he cannot do the
job himself could also be expected to publish the material
submitted by people who wish
to help him.
Why should The Ubyssey demand justification for the con-
tiuance of a sports page by a
show of sufficient sports writers when the writers drop out
because their articles are not
Yours truly,
Arts IV.
if,       if*      #
For Priests Only?
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
During my travels around
the campus I have heard many
criticisms of the "Moobyssey"
arlicle headlined, "Why Not'.'"
This Aggie asks." One notion
prevalent in all arguments was
that a belief in the philosophy
of Christ was lit only for "mm-
Unemployment  The  Result  Of
Profit  Motive  And No  Planning
"Softening of certain sectors
of the economy, coupled with
a levelling off of net capital
formation during a period of
market readjustment leads to a
decrease in variable factors of
This is a typical businessman's explanation of the present  Canadian  economic scene.
To the common man  it  means
The Federal government has
the main responsibility for
Canada's economic health, Mr.
Diefenbaker has made il clear
that he is not unduly alarmed
at the unemployment silnation
and he has charged Ihe Liberals with deepening any problems which we have in order
to make1 political capital.
Tin1 Liberals meanwhile sire
chuckling to themselves because of their good fortune in
being det'ealed before things
gnl "lough". They are. in I heir
distinctively insincere manner,
pointing lo Ihe coincidence of
a Tory victory and unemplo.\
menl. They are armed, of
course, with thc example of a
Tory victory and unemployment   in   liKl').
The Social Credit party is
uncertain of the nde il should
play. II has always trolled out
its monetary meanderings on a
small scale in order lo differentiate itself from the other
greed-motive parlies. Now it,
is faced with the problem of
keeping some of its more gullible1 supporters from ombaras-
sing il by seriously advocating
this panacea.
I believe all parties have an
idiot fringe, but Ihe Socreds
have mere than their share. A
belter example of what can
happen when a political parly
bases its platform on obvious
nonsense and then finds itself
forced lo support it, cannot be
.lusl now serious lhe unemployment silmat ion will be can
be judged by viewing informed
predictions that approximately
Hal),000 people will be unemployed by March. lint),000
people is a large number but
when families and dependants
are included, lhc number of
people u ho have very lit 1 le lo
look forward lo Ihis wilder, is
Since   i;,i0,000    is    I   7   of   a
work force of approximately
six million persons, it; would
seem fair lo estimate that very
nearly one seventh of the population of Canada will be directly affected,
The petty attitudes of the
greecl-mol ivo parties In this
epiestion is what particularly
bothers me. They all blame the
other fellow bid are unwilling
to acknowledge the fact lhat
a.s long as an economy is run
on the principles thai anarchy
and aquisilivencss serve the
public interest, thai economy
will be unstable.
The necessity of planning in
an economy is obvious. The
word "economics" comes from
Ihe Creek "oikonnmos" which
meanl "household". The ques-
lion for society is how should
its "household"  be run.
•The democratic socialist says
Ihe planning must be done by
Ihe people because it is the
people who make up lhe
"household" and onlv Ihey
lisive a 'right to judge whal is
in  their best   interest.
All forms of totalitarianism
plan, but Ihey plan in Ihe interest   of  the  ruling  group.
Hitler planned a fine s,\ stem
of highways, Mussolini mack1
Ihe trains run on time, Kru-
shev plans to hit the moon.
Dictatorships have efficient
educational systems, full employment and vacations by the
seashore. They also have governments "elected" by bullets,
cruel repression of thought
which was alien to thai of the
ruling class, and murder as an
instrument of political persuasion.
The democratic socialist says
thai democratic planning is
necessary. All people of good
will arc disgusted by lhe indignities imposed on people by
dictatorships. Hut we must
also face the fact that human
dignity is not served by having
no,000 individuals without
The anguish and frustration
of a man who wants to work
and cannot, of a man who must
be idle white his family try to
Jive on Silt) a week uncmplny-
nienl insurance (if Ihey are
lucky enough lo gel it), cannot
be measured in dollars and
cenls. II can only be measured
in terms of human dignity.
The profit motive knows no
such  terms.
intellectuals," "ignorant, unenlightened serfs," and otherwise "material suitable for the
I wonder how many of those
straight thinking intellectuals
I heard could have given me
an accurate account of Christ's
beliefs. I suppose, had I put
such a query to them, I would
have been trampled under a
torrent of stock Sociological
and Psychological rebuttals
which flow so smoothly from
the half-educated, which I
couldn't provide . a decent
counter-attack for because I
am a freshman and haven't
read enough of the truly great
books to fill a briefcase.
I do, however, feel that vto
one who has undertaken to
study Christ as presented by
his biographers, and NOT as
presented by our far too numerous, quarreling, moralizing,
standard setting Dogmas of
modern "Christianity," would
have a much gentler outlook
towards Christ's teachings.
I don't believe, as do nearly
all those who offered criticism
of the article, that the author
is calling us lost souls back to
Sunday school or church; I
think he only intends that we
adopt a few of Christ's principles in order to make ourselves a little more likeable to
our fellow men.
No doubt some who read this
will ask: "What bloody difference is there between going to
church to absorb Christ's
teachings and going to the
Bible to read them?"
As an ex-Sunday school teacher, let me tell you there is a
world of difference. The ultimate philosophy of Christ, as
laid down in the Bible, could
be summed up in three sentences:
1. Love thy neighbour.
2. Practice what you preach.
3. Mind your own business
unless , you can accomplish
something "CONSTRUCTIVE"
by doing otherwise.
It is this real, human side of
Christ to which the author of
that article wished to bring our
attention,   I   believe,   and   not
thc  phony,  hypocritical,  guilt-
painted  trash  that     is    being
hurled at us from thc pulpit.
Yours sincerely,
Arts I.
Re: Simon
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear Madam:
"Simons" letter, which you
published in your Friday issue,
was indeed a pleasant change.
His criticisms of fraternities
were level-headed, unbiased,
and above all, written in clear,
concise English. His is the
' kind of letter which is worth
answering, because it contains
good criticism; much of it is
valid, all of it is backed vvith
sound   reasoning.
But as a new fraternity
member, I must disagree with
"Simon" on three points.
Firstly, studies most definitely do not "go out the window.'' Certainly we are expected to devote a certain amount of time to our fraternity;
if we do not, what is the point
in joining".' But that the fraternity should take up all our
studying time is complete non-
sonce. All lhat is required is
a sensible budgeting of time.
Secondly, I really must disagree with "Simon" when he
claims that the influence of
fraternities on potential leaders is negative. On the contrary, fraternities encourage
individuality and self expression; to this end, lively discussion groups are frequently
held. I think that "Simon"
will stand corrected when I
point out lhat not a few. but
the majority of the outstanding
leaders on this campus arc
"members of these so-called
brotherhoods." (Do I detect a
little biased language here'.1)
Finally, I cannot see thai
abolishing fraternities would
have so wonderful an effect on
our campus. I do not know
what percentage of sludenis on
Ihis campus are fraternity
members, but I imagine il is
under len percent. Surely Ihe
olher ninety percenl could help
a bil?
Yours sincerely.
Me And Leo Tolstoy
I have almost read 1300 pages of Tolstoy. Tolstoy is
really very good but lately I've found him a little pushy.
He sort of came to stay for a week-end and then camped
on me for seven months.
I guess, as I have read, that he wrote the greatest novels
in the world. I can never see anything wrong with them.
But I think they're a little long. That's what I like
about my shame, Dylan Thomas. He wrote short books in
big type (even Coleridge couldn't have sustained a poem
for a Tolstoyan 800 pages) and you can read a Thomas book
in one, maybe two hours.
And Thomas actually i.s the reason I started Tolstoy. I
felt ashamed of reading Thomas—and listening to his beautiful records of which I have a glutinous three. It's as disgusting as seeing all James Dean's movies. Knowing too
much about Dylan Thomas makes you a type of intellectual
bobby-soxer, which is pretty shameful.
So a.s penance I lugged home two Tolstoys — Anna
Karina and War and Peace. I had the idea, and its probably still true, that if you have read both AK and W and
P your conscience and friends will let you indulge yourself
in any writer—frivolity—that you wish ever thereafter, even
Dylan Thomas whom I enjoy more than Tolstoy.
I figure I'll be able to make a pig of myself on Thomas
sometime in June if my figures are correct. I started W and
P last August and AK in December.
Tolstoy's characters are extremely vivid. You get that
feeling, as someone shouldn't have said, that they live with
you. , •
There is something perverted in this, for I have the
unpleasant feeling, that I am living with thetn. I feel that
they don't particularly care for me and that they are all
banded together in renting me a crummy little room at
exorbitant rates; are borrowing money from me which they
don't intend to repay, and are talking about their personal
problems far too much at the dinner table. All those Col-
' onels and Countesses are barely tolerating me, and I paid
for the books in the first place!
But I'm on the second book, I'm more than half Way
through, and by God I'm going to finish this bloody masterpiece!   But that's my cross.
To be honest, I have cheated some. The W and P Which
I read was abridged down to a slim 512 pages—cutting, one
of my guillotine-browed friends tells me, an important dissertation on Freemasonry by Pierre—Henry Fonda in the
movie. However, the pruning I read still gave me a shot for
shot account of Borodino and about five other battles.
There i.s a story that when he had finished W and P,
he awoke one night bathed in perspiration, shouting, "My
Sweet God, I forgot a yacht race!'  I can believe it.
But I'm certainly not prepared to say that he isn't the
greatest novelist of all time. Just like I suggest that he's
a little long at being greatest I look forward to spring and
neat sweet little Thomas.
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University  Service  Of Canada
An  Aid  To Students
World University Service of Canada is one of 42 National
Committees of World University Service, an internationally
recognized service organization of the world university community with its headquarters in Geneva.
1. Material aid to students, faculty and universities in
need . . .
2. Seminars, conferences, consultations and study tours
to bring together members of the world university
community . . .
3. Scholarships, study programs and research into university problems.
Through a $250,000 "Program of Action" agreed upon
annually by WUS national branches in Africa, Asia, Europe,
the Middle East, North America and the Pacific Region, and
administered by International Headquarters in Geneva, WUS
carries a world-wide program of mutual aid and international
education. The idea of self-help is encouraged. International
funds are used to supplement national efforts or matched
on a "dollar-for-dollar" basis.
WUS believes that the most powerful weapon in the
fight against poverty, disease, ignorance and despair among
the vast populations of Asia, the Middle East and Africa is
Educated Leadership. University traning is essential if the
problems of these areas are to be overcome.
Since 1945, Canadian students and faculty have raised
over $150,000 to aid their colleagues abroad. Canada has
received nearly 700 Hungarian student refugees and provided
120 scholarships, valued at more than $100,000.
This year UBC is contributing $1,500 to the International
Program of Action, and has .earmarked it specifically for\the
African Medical Scholarship Trust Fund.
After World War II, 60 student refugees from Europe
were provided with scholarships by WUS. This has developed
so that now scholarships are offered on an exchange basis
to all parts of the world. UBC has taken a lead among Canadian universities in this field, now having the largest exchange
scholarship program of any university in Canada, with five
scholarships being offered each year.
This year students from Nigeria, Germany, Ceylon,
Malaya, and South Africa are studying at UBC. Just as
important, because there are exchange scholarships, UBC
students have the opportunity to study abroad; former UBC
students are now at Hamburg and Bonn in Germany, in
Nigeria and in Malaya on WUS scholarships.
Every year 40 Canadian students and faculty representing every university in Canada are selected to participate in
an International Seminar. Seminars have been held in France,
Germany, India, Japan and Ghana.
Bringing together students and faculty from many countries, they provide Canadians with a unique opportunity for
international contacts and a stimulating intellectual experience. This year's seminar is to be held in Yugoslavia.
WUS at UBC is administered by a committee of students
and faculty members under a chairman appointed by Student Council. The committee's office is No. 166 in the Brock
Hall Annex. It is financed by a dollar levy on each student.
There are committees like this at universities all across
Canada, and a National Office in Toronto, which co-ordinates
the work of all.
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Graduating and Post-Graduate Students
in the following categories:
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To Represent Western Thought
World University Service
Books for Asian Students
will again be sponsoring a
Drive during the week of
February 10th to 14th.
Professors and students returning from Asia have reported that lack of textbooks
in every field of study, is one
of the most pressing problems
of Asian education.
Donated books will serve a
double purpose. First they
will supply Asian students
and professors with current
texts to study; secondly, they
will make available to Asian
peoples a fair representation
of Western thought and life.
Last year just under 1,000
books were collected at UBC
during the drive. If each student this year made an effort
to donate at least one book,
WUS would be able to send
almost 9,000 books to Asian
Books dealing with science
and technology should be
dated no later than 1948.
Exchange Student Thanks WUS
It is due to an exchange
scholarship that I am here at
UBC, half way across tire
world from my own country,
Ceylon. I would never have
thought of coming here, all on
my own. Even if I had, I
could not have afforded to do
When I was asked a few
days back, whether I would
like to say something about
this Exchange Program, and
what it had meant to me, I
thought this was a splendid
chance, one I had been hoping
for, to express my views,
The present organization had
its origins in the relief work
that was organized for European refugees many years ago.
Its scope then was much narrower, and its specific purpose
was to provide for the education of these refugees. Since
then, however, it has extended
its sphere, and now is International in character. This can
be seen from the fact, that
apart from me, there are four
other students from different
parts of the world at UBC this
year on WUS scholarships.
They are from Malaya, Rhodesia, Germany and Nigeria.
So far, there has been more
traffic of students from Asian
and African countries to the
"Western" countries, than lhc
other way round, but
perhaps only a natural
By   J. M. HANDY
WUSC Exchange Student
to be learned in these countries
especially in the technical
But, to truly live up to its
name, some scheme should be
devised, to enable more "Western" students to go to the Asian
and African countries. I have
no doubt, these countries too,
have a lot to offer even if not
in the same fields.
Anyone who has been to one
of these countries, and studied
the culture and institutions
there, will be able to judge
events in their true perspective
and help to avoid quite a lot
of the misunderstandings and
misinterpretations of the modern world.
Apart from primarily academic scholarships, WUS
should also offer some "Cultural" scholarships for shorter
To be more specific, and say
what this present scholarship
has meant to me personally.—
first and foremost, it offered
me an opportunity to come to
Canada, I would have been
quite satisfied if this meant
only a few months stay in Canada during which I could have
found out something about thc
Canadian people. But I am in
the fortunate position of being
able to do this, and at the same
time work towards a Master's
this   is
I wa.s working with the Ceylon government  in  its agricul-
are   the      lural sphere, and they too were
so   can     of the opinion  that I stood  to
scholar-     benefit  by  following a  course
ships.    Also, lliere is still a lot      here.
For one thing they
richer countries, and
afford   to   give   more
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The administrative set-up of
the WUS branch in Ceylon is
slightly different from the one
here. Whereas, it is essentially a student organization here,
in Ceylon, faculty or staff
members play an important
Thus, for instance, in the
selection of a student for a
scholarship, the Selection
Board is constituted almost entirely of Faculty members. It
is also customary to include in
this Board, the High Commissioner of the country where
the scholarship is going to be
There is also a permanent
Secretary of the branch in Ceylon; hence students don't hold
the post as they do here. If
I may say so, I think WUS has
extended itself beyond the
purely University level, in
Ceylon. It works basically
through the University, though
its scope includes all previous
students of the University as
well. I do not know what the
situatipn is in Canada or any
of the other countries.
Tho WUS stands for commendable ideals, and as such,
it should get more public support, whatever country it is in.
It is only then that WUS can
widen its activities, and really
serve its purpose.
Let me take Ihis opportunity
of thanking all those who gave
me this chance of expressing
my views. I hope that what I
have said in favour of WUS is
not interpreted merely as gratitude for my scholarship, and
on the other hand, the suggestions I have offered are not
taken to express my dissatisfaction  with  WUS.
Scholarships  Fund
Recieve  $1000
UBC students will contribute $1,0.00 to the African Medical Scholarships Trust Fund (AMSTF) 'through the World
University Service of Canada this year.
The donation is the second largest item in the WUSC
budget exceeded only by the cost of the exchange scholarship
AMSTF was established in 1949 at the University of Wit-
watersrand in South Africa. A mass meeting of the university students called to protest the decision of- the Nationalist
government of Malan to cancel the five state scholarships
which had been offered to African medical students at Witwatersrand established AMSTF. As an initial contribution to
AMSTF they imposed a levy of 10s. ($1.40) each per year
on themselves.
The five state shcolarships which had been withdrawn
had been very important to the African students of South
Africa because Witwatersrand was, and is the only university
in South Africa which admits African students to its medical
At that time Witwatersrand and the University of Cape
Town were the only universities in all South Africa to admit
African students to any faculty.
Since that time the University of Cape Town  (medical
faculty) has been closed to non-white students.
The cancelling of the scholarships at Wits was obviously
an attempt on the part of the South African government
to segregate the university of Witwatersrand also.
The need for doctors for the non-white population of
South Africa is desperate.
Only 6 African doctors practice in South Africa today.
There are perhaps 1,500 white doctors serving Africans, but
the number of doctors in relation to the peoples need is
pathetically small.
Two to three hundred African babies, from every 1,000
born alive, die in infancy. The mortality rate for white South
African infants is about 30 pel- 1,000 live births.
On the Witwatersrand and the life expectancy of the
average African child at birth is 36.4 years; for white children
in the same area it is 66 years.
Since 1952 World University Service of Canada has
contributed $15,408 to AMSTF, and so far 18 students have
been able to study medicine at Witwatersrand since 1949.
The very strong possibility exists, however, that the
government of South Africa will proceed to segregate Witwatersrand also. AMSTF would not be needed then.
Until that time AMSTF should be assisted in providing
a.s many scholarships as possible to African students.
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Friday January 24, 1958
UBC May Enter
Western Union
Formation of a Western Canadian Intercollegiate Athletic
Union will have to wait anoth
Bus Phillips has just returned
from a meeting in Edmonton,
where representatives of thc
four Western Universities discussed the formation of the
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta are unprepared to field
football teams for the 1958 season. This is of immediate concern to UBC which hps cancelled half its scheduled Evergreen Conference games.
Application  has  been    made
for the rescheduling of thc cancelled conference games.
An MAC member, in an interview with this reporter, commented on UBC's position with
regard to the WCIAU. He said,
"MAC would be willing to enter
into a five-year agreement for
full participation."
He also stated that, "UBC
would be willing to tommit
themselves at any time."
Entry into the WCIAU would
or year.
entail entering teams in football, basketball, swimming, volleyball, wrestling, badminton,
curling,: fencing, cross-country,
golf and tennis.
The minor sports would be
played on sports weekends, The
universities would take turns
being hosts to the various sports.
A typical, weekend might consist of fencing, curling, and bas
Hockey will not be part of
the WCIAU if there is a football
team as the prairie teams feel
that the expense would be too
There will be a further meeting by the university representatives in April. Final decisions
will be made Ihen.
If UBC enters the projected
WCIAU it will fulfil all commitments in the Evergreen Conference for 1958 and the new conference will start to function in
Playoff  Bid
Gymnasts Compete
With State College
Grind them clown!
As the "big" games of the rugger season come into view,
the Varsity rugby team will be out to do just that,
The Chiefs, in winning their •■- —	
last five games, have amassed [ in* ''incr P°ints oi rugby. Thc
110 points while their opponents; Golden Bears will be  here for
have managed only nine — all j the final two matches on April
on penalty kicks. The forwards j 3 and 5.
and backs are very well balanced Between thc World Cup
and have shown many flashes; games, thc Varsity team will
of international style brilliance, j piay their most important match
Coach Doug Whittle stated
that the 10-man UBC gymnastics
team will leave Friday, Jan. 24
to compete against Washington
State College at Pullman, Washington, on Saturday.
This  is the first meet of the
year   for   the   team   which   is
composed of captain Alex Ross,
Dieter Weichert, Greig Farstad,
Walt Mclntyre, Tom Cross,-Ken;
Pricldle,   Gary   Dick,   Bob   Mc-!
Bean,    Carl    Boltaro,    and    Al!
Limber, j
Ross, Mclntyre and C'ro.ss are
in   their  second   year  with   the;
UBC squad, i
Whittle   predicts   Weichert,   a ■
very good German prospect, will
capture five of eight events the
team is entered in. j
These eight events are free
exercises, trampoline, r o p c
climb, side horse, horizontal
bar,  parallel  bars, flying  rings,
and tumbling.
Coach Whittle would welcome
seeing anybody who can climb
a rope in five seconds or less
Thursday noon in War Memorial
Bob Hindmarsh has appealed for individuals interested in refereoing high
school football games to
contact him in the War
Memorial Gymnasium.
Thc games are Wednesday and Thursday from 3:45
to 5 and' the remuneration
will  be  $4   per  game.
Applicants are urged to
contact Bob immediately.
The team is now extremely
fit and with four practices and
one game a week scheduled for
the rest o f the season, should
soon reach top physical condition.
The first hurdle to cross will
be the McKenchnie Cup matches.
Emblematic o f the B.C. Rugby
of the year — at least from the
standpoint of proving how good
they really arc. This will be on
March 20 against- thc Australian
Wallaby touring team.
The Wallabies (among whom
was a starry young back named
Max Howell) last visited Vancouver in 1958. The biggest
crowd   in  UBC's  historv  sat  in
Championship, the "Cup" is vied | lhc Stadium and watched the
for by UBC, the Vancouver : Aussies massacre the local op
Reps, and thc Victoria Crimson
Each team plays each other
twice, and as Varsity was beaten
6-3 by Vancouver late last November, they must lake their
remaining games to insure
position. However, the rugger-
men from Down Under have not
fared well so far in thc British
Isles where they have been
beaten by many club sides,
Although the  brand  of rugby
that \ ;,l UBC has greatly improved in
the championship stays at UBC.
On Saturday, Varsity Stadium
will be the stage for the first
match against thc Crimson Tide.
Dr. Max Howell states that,
"We are out to thrash them.
And thrash Ihem we will, if the
team continues its excellent
A return match is lated for
Victoria t he following Saturday and subsequent games
against Vancouver and Oak or
James Bay are scheduled in
California here we come!
The World Cup is at stake in
the last nine years, it would be
rash to predict an upset. Our
team still has a few weaknesses
when pitted against an international team, but it should give
the Australians a real run for
their money.
Injuries?  Knock  on  wood.
Yes, we are prejudiced — but
for good reason. Admittedly, the
Varsity has gained their fine
record again.st local sides. However, tiie Stan Knights et al, who
claim these players are only
beer drinkers, seem sadly mistaken or uninformed.
Two years ago, these "pub
crawlers" gained a decisive victory against the touring Oxford
this four-game, total-point .series   Cambridge    XV   (Oxford    itself
* against thc University of California Golden Bears. The UBC
team plays three games in the
Sunny South '— the first two being the away games against the
Bruins on Feb. 27 and March 1,
and    the    third,    an    exhibition
recently beat the Wallabies), Last
year, the local boys held the
star-packed Barbarians lo Q:U
until late in the second half
when the internationals pulled
ahead to win 16-9. Could the B.C.
Lions do as well against a Cana-
By TONY MORRISON !     The   Pirates   have   lost   their
UBC Thunderbirds will be n«-' fil'st four slarts but thc evening after their first conference ^ls is tiK,l the club, always
win tonight when they play hsis! nok^ 'v'1' Iheir ball - handling
lo the Wttworth College Pirates , ability, are a much better team
from   Spokane.   Washington.        'than Ihe record indicates.
Starting   lime   for   the   Ever-       Ti"'    f'h'ate    attack    will    be
green      Conference      basketball   spearheaded   hy   Phil   Kich,   Mac
game is 8 p.m. in Ihe War Mem-   Sinn and Al ColJc'
orial   Gym. MAN-TO-MAN
When a-iked lo predict the (.'oach Pnnilrei experts the
outcome of the till, L'iSC coach Pirates to throw up a man-to-
Jack Pomfret stated: "We have ,nan defence. He himself will
Lo win Ihis one, Hint's all therei not decide his own defensive
is  lo it." «   i strategy     until     the     pre-game
FOUR LOSSES | warmup.
Mis boys have now dropped ; Thp Hirds hav0 1)(,(,n iliUjng
four straight and Ihey desperate- j V(,ry W(l[1 in ,)r;i(.1U.,, 1)llt |>„mfrel
ly need a win tonight if they j ,'(,(,,s UuU ,, l;K.k o|. experience
are to remain  in  contention.       j has   bet,n   (.lulsing   Uie   boys   to
Witworth, after a second-place | Ughten up cluringt he game itself,
finish in the conference last ; Th(, (.oa(,h cxpi,cls lhe big
year, has also run into some; brcakun.0Ugh l() come Sl)()„ LUU|
stiff competition. . i when   it   does   his  club   will   be
very tough to beat.
Blues Bow
To Eilers
In   boys'   rules   baskell
Wedesday night UBC Blues lost | ,   ~""7
lo Eilers Senior "B ' 45-29. ' " ' .. °
UBC Thunderbirds hopes of
entering into Canadian Basketball Championships have been
thwarted by the conditions scl
by thc Lower Mainland Basketball Association.
Wednesday, thc Men's Athletic Committee discussed a letter from the Basketball Association in regard to the University's request to enter the B.C.
Playoffs and subsequent playoffs leading to the Canadian
It was pointed out by the
MAC that they could not accept
the conditions as outlined for
Ihe participation of the Thunderbirds in the playoffs.
Condition one of thc Association read, "That the Thunderbirds enter into B.C. Playdowns
every year, and meet all commitments in respect to Canadian
The MAC fell that in setting
out the first condition, "the
Lower Mainland Basketball Association has not appreciated
the problem of the University
students and the University
Condition two, "That the
Thunderbirds resign from the
Evergreen Conference, with the
intention of participating in the
Vancouver Senior 'A' Men's Division."
II was pointed out by the
MAC, resignation from any Conference in Basketball would
mean withdrawal in other sports
entered in the same conference,
!     Condition  three:     "That    the
Thunderbirds meet the Alberni
j Athletics in a semifinal playoff
\ for the right  to meet  the Van- |
j couver Senior  'A'   winner  in  a i
: final B.C. Playoff." j
1     This  final  condition   was  felt
to  be  a  reasonable  one  by   the
j Committee.
'     The MAC,  in   its  reply  to  the
j Association, asked  lhat they reconsider its first two conditions,
rmrl permit the Thunderbirds lo
enter the playoffs, which would
I ultimately decide the top Canadian   basketball  team for International competition.
II. is the intention of the Men's
Athletic Committee to present
its case to thc British Columbia
and the Canadian Amateur Basketball Association, if necessary,
Editorial   Comment
Conditions that are impossible to accept appear to have
foiled UBC hopes of playing in the Canadian Basketball
Championships for this year,
The discussion of the letter received from lhe Lower
Mainland Basketball Association by the Men's Athletic Committee had one obvious outcome. The MAC could not possibly
accept the conditions as outlined.
The conditions set forth seem to have only one intention,
lhat of keeping a UBC contingent out of the playdown.
Condition one of the association would result in lengthy
absence from the pre-examination period of late March or
early April.
Condition two would put UBC out of the Evergreen
Conference. In all fairness, all sports should not be sacrificed
of regular competition just because of one. But lhe view taken
by the Association shows little consideration of this fact.
A stronger show of interest in having UBC in the playdowns would seem more likely than was displayed in the first
two conditions.
The final condition offered by the Association appears to
be the only one reasonable, and one which the Athletic
Committee can meet.
The association for the betterment of the game itself, have
a duty in reconsidering the conditions.
Only by giving every team the opportunity to tryout,
can Canada be sure it has the best that the country has to
offer in international competition. Every town, city, and university should bo granted the right to try.
Unless   the   Lower   Mainland   Association   change   their
UBC can be proud of its contribution to local and prov-
policy, UBC will be one team denied the right,
inciai basketball circles. The basketball association must take
a look at these contributions and then seriously reconsider
their impossible conditions which are now thwarting UBC's
desire to compete with Canadian teams on a national standing.
Since this whole problem is a matter of principles of
vital importance to basketball at UBC and in general, Canada,
the Men's Committee must press its case.
Reporters and Desk:—Bob Bu
Hugh J. Barker, Peter Irvine,
Morrison, Bill Yuill (when he
and Allan Dafoe.
Defeat NW
UBC   hockey   team   defeated
\ Harwood   last   Sunday   at   New
: Westminster by a 11-3 score.
i     Big scorers for the Birds were
Art   Pearson   with   three   goals,
Don Lauriente with a pair and
Bill Cherpcta, Make Todd, Geo.
Nagle   and   Mike   Church   with
one each. •
sh, Elaine Bissett, Audrey Ede,
Don Baker, Ted Smith, Tony
remembers), George Zebroff,
The intramural volleyball
final will be held today at
12:30 in the War Memorial
Thc finalists will be playing a best of three scries
and will be exhibiting the
brand of volleyball that
brought them into the finals.
There will be a slight
admission charge of ten
cents to bolster the coffers
of thc Men's Intramural
Women's Notices
match with UCLA on  March 4.! dian  Football Ail-Star team''
Let's h ope thc sun does shine. ' Tomorrow's game at the Stad-
Last year's games were low-scor- ium promises to be a good one.
ing, mud-bath affairs and it was ; The final, first team has not yet
impossible to show our American ! been set and there are many
friends th.e delightful and excil-   players who would like a crack
at   the   Australians,   and   a   trip j
to California   in  March -—•  they
will   be   fighting   hard     for   the I
honor. Game starts at 2:30.
The game was fast, with Eilers
scoring early in tho first quarter. [
Blue-; came  within   three points:
of their opponents  in  the  third
quarter   but   fell   behind   in   the;
final minutes. j
Both teams, using /one de- '
fence, checked closely through-,;
out   the game. j
High scorer for the UBC team
was Arlene Syverson with nine
Lois Withers led the scoring
for Filers with 1.3 points, while
Mary Bion of thai, team scored
10 points.
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