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The Ubyssey Jan 27, 1955

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Arts   Building To   Be  Started
Soon; Med, Housing Next On List
Heating,  Library
To Be  Improved
Details  Not Clear Yet
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Ground will probably be
broken adjacent to the women's
gym this year for the construction of a new Arts and Sciences
FIRST ON THE $10,000,000 building program ia a new Arta
building, indicated by the arrow to the north of the women's gym. It is expected that womens' dormitories will be
built in the vicinity of Fort Camp, with an area adjacent
to Totem Park as the probable site for mens' residences.
Arrow to the rght of the memorial gym indicates the site
for the proposed second swimming pool. The new Medical
Science £uilding will be built south of the Wesbrook and
Biological Sciences Buildings.
It was learned in Victoria
Wednesday the provincial government will advance money to
the university this year to enable an immediate start on a 10-
year, $10,000,000 building program.
While UBC's Board of Governors must meet to decide
which of three projects—an arts
building, sciences building, or
men's residences— will be given
top priority, it is expected an
arts building will be the first to
be given the green light.
Campus Area May Bt Increased
"In terms of brick and mortar" Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie
told the Ubyssey by phone from
Victoria Wednesday, "we hope
to begin construction on one of
the projects this year."
In submission of the university needs to the provincial government in November, President
MacKenzie gave the three urgently needed projects equal priority.
Tentative plans call for the
arts building to be constructed
adjacent to the women's gymnasium. No plans have been
drawn up yet as complete plans
will cost between 20 and 30
thousand dollars and in Dr. MacKenzie's words "we didn't have
the money."
Government's 'Biggest' Grant
Views of the provincial government's $10,000,000 grant to
UBC during the next ten years
met with gleeful approval —
with a few qualifications—from
faculty and student officials
Said housing administrator Dr.
Gordon M. Shrum, the man who,
for nearly a decade, has been
saddled with the unhappy problem of what to do about Fort
and Acadia Camps: "I'm very
happy; I've been around here
for 30 years, and this is the biggest and best capital grant we've
had yet"
"The best effect of the grant
is that it will give us an opportunity to institute a long range
building program and to plan
ahead, instead of trying to get
along on too little "
We don't know too many details as yet, but I'm confident
that at least one million dollar
will be devoted to housing. This
will provide accommodation for
about 200 out-of-town students "
However, Dr. Shrum stressed
that his troubles with housing
are by no means over. "At present, we need 400 more units to
accommodate out of town students and since enrollment is going to nearly double in five
years, the situation will become
more acute than it is now," he
"The Social Credit government seems to be showing a sympathetic appreciation of UBC
problems," he said. "I think thai
last year's small grant was due
to the fact that they were still
working on this ycur's generous
Dr. Rocke Robertson, professor of surfgery in the medical
school, which stands to gain a
new medical sciences building,
to relace the preesnt converted
army huts, also regarded tiie
new grant with mixed feelings
of jubilation and  doubt.
"We've been in tile old huts
for over four yours and expansion is badly needed. 1 personally    feel   thai   adequate    facili
ties could not "be built for less
than two and a half to three million dollars, but we won't know
how much we can get until Friday when Dr. Mackenzie returns from Victoria.
"The new building will certainly raise morale within the
faculty, increase its prestige and
attract new students," he said.
AMS president Dick Underhill
firmly quashed hopes that the
fiscal windfall would affect student building plans. It was hoped
that   the   university   might   be
more kindly disposed to aiding
students in roofing the pool, and
building a Brock basement and
that even such issues as NFCUS
membership and the Western
Intercollegiate Athletic Union
might be indirectly changed for
the better.
"The new grant will not affect student affairs one jot nor
one tittle," he said, "because the
10 million dollars will be
spread over such a long period
of time. However, I'm naturally
delighted like everybody else on
the campus."
LUERAis ntk\m
Mock Parliament will open
in Arts 100 at noon today
with the Liberals forming the
government, and Progressive
Conservatives the opposition.
A bill on "International
Rivers," will be introduced,
with debate centering around
the Kaiser Dam proposals.
Andrew   Denies   BEG
Chairman's Charges
Deputy president Dean G. C. Andrew Wednesday denied
claims by BEG general chairman Stanley V. Smith that failure
to roof Empire Pool would be a repudiation of the agreement
    between UBC and BEG.
King   Pete's
There was once in the land of
the Councilites a president. And
it had been that in the time of
his forefathers a certain Philistine, who lived in the land of the
Ubysseyites, had gathered a tribe
which in battle took the desk
of tne president's forefathers.
And it came to pass that the
president of the land of the
Councilites offered a challenge io
the Philistine that they should
set their tribes to warfare in the
valley of the sweating women
when the sun reached its zenith
on this day.
But the Philistines from the
land of the Ubysseyites were
sorely tried to accept, for the
Councilites oeing followers of
the Sabbath, did not offer any
ale as a reward to the victors.
Aggies will be selling 6000
apples—pride of the Okanagan
—today to help the Crippled
Children's Hospital. Buy before
they are all sold out!
Smith stated that the agreement called for the university "to
enclose the pool as soon as funds
may become available."
Dean Andrew, however, said
that "the university does not
have funds available to roof Empire Pool," and claimed that the
agreement was to roof the pool
only if there were sufficient
He called for release of a report by Colonel W. G. Swan,
chairman of the BEG facilities
committee, who recommended
the building of a smaller separate pool, leaving Empire Pool
Dean Andrew said that Smith's
statement "could not be the opinion of the executive committee since the committee never
had a chance to discuss the
"Neither committee member
Professor R. Osborne nor any
other UBC representative has
had a chance to discuss alternative plans since no meeting of
the BEG executive or the society
had been held since Swan's report was filed," he added.
As more funds become available a medical sciences building, costing $2,000,000, in the
Wesbrook Building area and new
^residences, also costing $2,000,-
000, either adjacent to Union
Ifld' AfffeHfca'ri Colleges of to
Agronomy Road, will be constructed.
The remaining funds will be
used to provide essential services such as a new boiler and
revamping the electrical and
steam  power equipment.
Additional library facilities
and an extension to the biological
building are also being considered, said Dr.  MacKenzie.
When asked about the report
that the building program may
be linked with a new development of the University Endowment Lands to finance the project that would involve sale of
high-class residential lands and
possible construction of a super
shopping area, Dr. MacKenzie
told The Ubyssey, "I stave heard
nothing about that."
Lands and Forest Minister R.
E. Sommers will enlarge on the
government's plans for development of the endowment lands
when he speaks in the House
The university has asked that
the campus area be increased
from 548 acres to 1000 acres to
care for the projected expansion.
Mrs. Dorothy Steeves
Germans Fear
Says Steeves
Main argument against German rearmament is the strong
opposition of the German people, Mrs. Dorothy Steeves told
the  CCF Club  Wednesday.
Germans want unification, the
former CCF MLA declared, and
suggested that controls imposed
under the Paris agreements
coud not stop them if they used
force to acheive it.
"No group of people is ruthless or sadistic, but the Germans have been conditioned by
the historical, social, and economic conditions to look to authority."
Mrs. Steeves maintained that
we are again creating conditions
favorable to dictatorship. "It is
undemocratic to force arms on
a people against their will."
The German social democratic
party is the only western socialist   party   unanimous   in   opposition to rearmament, the speaker, may
pointed out. of   a
Earlier this year Dr. MacKenzie listed thre,e major things
the university expects from the
government's proposed master
plan for the Endowment lands:
1. Enough land reserved for
university purposes free from
buildings that "we will never in
the future be cramped or limited." He said this would be about
four to five hundred additional
acres to the south and east of
the present campus and including Acadia camp.
2. The area developed intelligently and efficiently. "This is
one of the most attractive residential areas on the North American continent close to a large
city," said the president. "It has
unusual possibilities, if development is wisely planned."
Three Major Projects
3. As much out of the disposal
of the land that can be obtained,
"either in the form of land reserved or income from endowment—especially the former. It
would be nice if we could keep
a semi-park condition — like
Stanley Park—some land until
it is needed."
In November the medical
faculty, by a Provincial Order-
in-Council, received $700,000 for
construction of new facilities.
However, $550,000 of the grant
was explicitly marked for the
construction of a pathology cen<
tre adjacent to Vancouver General hospital. The remaining
$150,000 will be used for the
study of pediatrics, obstetrics
and gynecology on thc campus.
New Residences Within Ten Years
MacKenzie made it clear
to the Ubyssey Wednesday that
Ihe new medical sciences building will be constructed in its entirety on the campus.
In a statement to the Canadian
Press in Victoria the President
said that $2,000,000 worth of
new residences will be built on
the campus within thc next 10
He said the new residences
would either supplement or replace the presnt 1,200 student
army hut accommodation on the
campus, depending on the rate
ot expansion of the university in
the next few years.
In the speech from the
throne Tuesday the Provincial
government indicated it would
provide funds for UBC to conduct  a  six-month  survey   which
lead   to   the   establishment
dental   faculty.
Dr. Emery Jones, registrar
and treasurer of the College of
Dental Surgeons of B.C., told
The Ubyssey that the College
and the University had suggested the idea of the appointment
ol a councillor lo survey the
situation to the Provincial government.
The survey, according to Dr.
Jones, would go into all the details of the requirements for a
dental faculty. Costs, equipment,
buildings and co-operation with
the medical faculty would all be
investigated,  he said.
"There is a definite need for
a dental school," said Dr. Jones.
Many boys find it too expensive
to go out of town to study den-
istry, he explained, and there
is real need for dentists in British  Columbia."
Construction of a school of
dentistry will depend on tiie re-
Milts of the survey and action
taken on it by the provincial
government. Page Two
Thursday, January 27, 1955
THE UBYSSEY   from the alberta gateway
Authorized as second class mail, Post Office Dept., Ottawa.
Mail .subscriptions $2.50 per year. 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. Business and advertising telephones are Alma 1230
or Alma 1231.  Advertising Manager is Geoff Conway.
Managing Editor—Ray Logie
CUP Editor—-Jean Whiteside
Copy  Editor—Stanley  Beck
Ntws  Editor—Rod  Smith
Sports Editor—Ken Lamb
Executive Editor—Geoff Conway
Reporters; Sylvia Shorthouse, Marie Stephens, Tom Woodside,
Jean Cummnigs, Sandy Ross.
Sports: Bob Bergen, Peter Worthington, Neil Macdonald.
Our Thanks
UBC owes the Provincial Government a whole-hearted
thank-you. The $10 million promised in the speech from the
throne is the answer to a dream.
Out-of-town students will soon have a decent place to
live; our new medical faculty will be properly housed; and
the University will function properly with new power and
heating equipment.
Most important, UBC's entire building program will
spring to life again. • **
Yet at this stage, our thanks must be qualified-*-not because the generous grant will have to be spread over 10
years instead of the five we had suggested, however. We are
not that demanding.
But the throne speech is vague, and there may be strings
attached to our grant. There have been references to the
endowment lands, and suggestions that perhaps some of our
$10 million will come from their development.
We hope this is not so. If it is, we hope UBC will be
given money to get its building program underway immediately. We hope we will not have to wait too long as two or
three years before revenue from endowment land sales begins to accrue.
Our thanks are also qualified because we have yet to
get all we need. President MacKenzie has asked for 400 acres
of the endowment lands to expand the campus. Such a cession
has not been announced by the government.
We will continue to hope that our building program will
not be tied to development of the endowment lands, and that
we will be able to carry it out on an expanded campus.
Meanwhile, the government has our sincere thanks. And
we will he grateful regardless of how our other wishes may
be treated.
Socreds Promise Action
Criticism of the entire throne speech must, be largely confined to sins of ommission rather than commission. There
was no mention of either the problems of the forest industry
or thc Kaiser Dam proposals.
Both are vital issues. Forest management licenses and
the threat of monopoly in the timber industry require attention; reference to them, even some hint of solution, should
have been made despite the planned Royal Commission en- '
quiry by Chief Justice Sloan. And the looming struggle between the B.C. government and the Federal Government
over the Kaiser Dam proposals should not have been ignored.
The throne speech gave no indication of a "do nothing"
government, however. It outlined plenty of soope for action.
It contained answers to B.C. problems ranging from drug
addiction to apprenticeships.
The answers were necessarily vague, and may yet prove
to be makeshift solutions. But it is good to see the problems
recognized, and any start toward a solution is welcome.
An experimental program for drug addicts is needed
badly. We only hope it is bold enough and extensive enough
to have an effect on the problem.
"Improved aid" to municipalities may mean that the
Socreds have reversed their trend toward placing too much
of the weight of government finance on the municipalities.
A new portfolio, the ministry of highways, fills a definite need. It will help satisfy—although perhaps inadequately
—demands for a highway commission.
A study of redistribution is needed in almost any electoral area. Such a study must provide an actual reform,
however, and we can only hope it will be an honest one.
Despite heavy criticism of the proposed "machinery act,"
assessment equalization answers a genuine need of municipalities in respect to school financing alone.
The promised legislation concerning aprenticeships and
co-operatives must be seen to be appreciated. Apprenticeships certainly need to be reformed through legislation,
however, it nol co-operatives—legislation concerning the
latter might easily prove unpopular.
Progress in public works is of course always welcome.
The promise ol a P(iE extension is good to hear, particularly
if il can he economically continued right to Ihe Peace River.
A now Girl's Industrial School similar lo the Brannan Lake
Boy's School must meel with unqualified approval, as should
the promised new facilities for imprisoning women offenders.
Extension ol the B.C. Power Commission authority may he
unpopular in some quarters, but government-operated public
utilities are something we welcome.
Everything considered, the throne speech was a credit to
Ihe Socreds. Their energy in government may yet continue
to overcome objections lo iheir other characters! ics.
The   Canadian  Indian: A  Citizen?
Liberals thro u g h o ut the
world are watching with interest the desegregation program
being attempted, with some success, in the United Slates today.
And they are watching wilh
apprehension Sou th Africa,
where apartheid has been given
a shot in the arm with the elevation to Prime Minister of extremist Johannes Strijdom.
Generally, Canadians have
voiced approval of the United
States integration plan and are
fearful of the turn of South
African events. There is general approval here, too, of the recent crack-down on racial discrimination in Dresden, Ont-
But before we Canadians pat
ourselves on the back for our
liberal attitude, there are still
corrections we must make.
In our own back yard, we
discriminate against North
American Indians. They are
banned from legal liquor outlets and prohibited under the
provincial Indian act from
drinking alcoholic  beverages.
Yet a check of any police
court will show that the Indians who appear there charged
with infractions of thc act arc
generally the same few—as is
thc case with whites charged
with drunkeness. The success
of the British Columbia experiment in giving Indians the
same liquor rights as others is
fairly conclusive evidence that,
despite legend, Indians generally react to and treat liquor thc
same way as other Canadians.
Many Canadians today stoutly deny there is such a thing
as a second-class citizen in this
country. But they are wrong.
We have second-class citizens—
thc reservation Indians.
Numerous leading Indian
leaders in recent years have
criticized thc Indian habit, and
federal government sanction, of
living on reservations. They
point out that, while it makes
life easier for the Indians, it
takes from their their voting
privileges. Reservation Indian
don't have to pay taxes, and
thus few of them are prone to
leave the reservation.
Syrian   Students   Are   Fighters
Riad Hanafi ii a first year
engineering student from
Damaicus, Syria. He hat
been associated with the
World Univenlty Service,
both at UBC and Carleton
College where he studied
last year.
"Every citizen has the right
to education ..." proclaims
article 28 of the constitution of
the Syrian Republic, which
goes on to direct that free and
compulsory ducation, elementary, secondary and vocational,
are available to every Syrian.
Syria under the Turkish rule
(like all of the Arab World),
suffered immensely in its culture and education. Instruction
at all schools was in Turkish
—foreign  to  all  but   the   top
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Syrian University of which a
UNESCO official said: "Education is the best part of Syria's
level of society.
In 1920, upon the achievement of independence from the
Turks, the Syrian University
was established as the Arab
Academy. Arabic was laid
down as the language of instruction. Unfortunately there
was little time to implement
Syria's new educational system,
for on July 25, 1920, a new invader came to halt the progress
of modern Syria: the French.
By 1944-45, however, the
people were able to wrest independence for a second time
in the same generation and restore the Arab Education system of 1920.
When the first national government took over in 1946, the
number of teachers was 2000,
while today—and after nine
years of self-government, we
have 11,000 teachers and a
little over half a million students in elementary and high
schools—with 25% of the Syrian Budget dedicated to Eudca-
tion. And to complete this picture, let us have a look at the
Modern History, and its university is the best in their education history.''
The Syrian University at Damascus, the only university in
the world that teaches all sub-
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jects in Arabic. The professors
have a committee which coins
new technical terms into Arabic, while the professors as a
Svhole translate and write the
various text books. These books
are usually published by the
university press and sold at a
very low price.
In 1924, the first girl joined
the faculty of medicine. Today
25% of university's 3000 average enrollment are of the fairer
sex. This shows that girls in
Syria (which is part of the Arab
World), enjoy similar status to
those in the western world.
Quite contrary to the university life in Canada, the students
are very much interested in the
political scene. They voice their
opinions in their daily paper,
columns in the ten-odd Damascus dailies, and on the radio.
Students even go to the extent of demonstration on such
matters as the reecnt Iraqi-
Turkish Pact, or French Colonialism ,in North Africa. The
students feel that they can't
freeze 'their feelings when they
show that the Syrian independence for which they endured so
much, is in danger.
This special treatment of Indians, while it may have been
necessary 50 years ago, today
is retarding the progress of the
Indian. He has no incentive to
better himself. If he were to
buy his own farm off a reservation, he would be subject to
So he stays on th0 reservations. This is a form of segregation just as surely as the
double-school system in the
southern United States is, even
though in this case it is voluntary.
The remedy is one' neither
many whites nor many Indians
will like, but one that is necessary'if the Indian is to be accorded the rights, respect and
duties of his fellow-Canadians.
Federal and provincial governments, either individually or
in a group, should act to do
away with the special privil-
eges granted Indians, and grant
to them the priileges they now
do not have that belong to
other Canadians.
In other words, Indians
should be subject to exactly tho
same civil and criminal laws
that the rest of us are. There
should be no Indian act, no reservation, and no special freedom from taxation. Only in this
way will a successful start be
made to do away with the present discrimination against and
segregation  of Indians.
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Drama Thrills First-Nighters
UBC SYMPHONY rehearses for the secon d concert of its career, as Abys Matys conducts the orchestra in a rendition of "Rhaps ody in Blue", the major presentation of the
noon-hour Pop Programme. —Photo by Brian Thomas
'Rhapsody In Blue' Featured Work
In  UBC  Symphony Pops Concert
Next week's performance of
"Rhapsody in Blue" by the UBC
Symphony and pianist Norma
Abernathy, coincides with the
31st anniversary of Gershwin's
beloved jazz classic.
Few who attended premieres
of this concert February 12, 1924,
realized how it would fire the
blood of a nation and inspire
jazz competitions all over Europe.
Certainly Gershwin himself,
then the composer of a few songs
and a short jazz opera, was far
from confident of success.
The story goes he read in the
paper an announcement of a
Paul Whitman jazz concert to
be given in New York featuring
I a new symphonic work by
George Gershwin.
' Faced with an almost impossible challenge Gershwin began
feverishly to compose and finished the orchestration schedule.
From the opening clarinet
wail—which clarinetists at first
pronounced impossible to play—
the work had an electrifying
effect on the audience and its
future success was assured.
What exactly has the Rhapsody got? Certainly it is weak
in structure and unpolished as
to technique, but just as certainly it is an exuberant expression of the Roaring Twenties;
its blues, its abandon and above
all its vitality.
What a tribute to the composer that music so essentially
topical and contemporary should
'tween clouts
United Nations Club To Presenl
Rabbi Kogen On 'Tension In Israel'
will hold a debate on "India-
Neutrality-American and Canadian Foreign Policies." Students
from Reed College, Oregon, and
a panel of UBC students will
participate. All members are
welcome. The debate will take
place in thc Men's Club Room,
Brock Hall, Friday, Jan. 28
from 2:00 to 5:00.
efs eft 9p
a general meeting noon Friday,
28 January, in Arts 207. All
members please attend.
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on Spiritual Values presents
Prof. F. A. Peake speaking on
"Private Judgement versus Catholic Truth" Thursday 2:30 in
Arts  103.
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PRE - SOCIAL WORK Society' will present Miss- Clete
Herman speaking on "The Social
Worker in a Multi-Purpose
Agency," on Monday, Jan. 31
at 12:30 in room 206 Arts Building.
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a general meeting to discuss
plans for a trip to Oakalla,
noon Friday in Arts 104. All
members and students interested are asked to attend.
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LIBERAL CLUB will hold a
general meeting in Arts 203,
Monday, January 31, tor the purpose of approving resolutions for
the forthcoming convention.
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present Dr. K. Hubbard, chief
curator of the National Gallery
of Canada in a scries of lectures
on Canadian Painting and Canadian Architecture, Thursday.
January '27 al I 1:30 to 12:30 and
12:30 tu 1:30 in Physics 202.
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will present a Japanese Keen
ing" on Friday. January 2i>, at
f!:3() p m in the Chili House al
Ilnl   1,4.   Movies  will  lie   shown
I UNITED NATIONS CLUB presents Rabbi Kogen, speaking
j about "Tension in Israel" Fri-
i clay noon  in Arts  100.
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FILMSOC presents a full
length feature, the hilarious
"Hobson's Choice," with Charles
Laughton, today at noon in the
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cricano is throwing another of
their infamous bashes at the exotic Italian Hall, 140 E. Hastings this Friday at 8:30 p.m.
Mr. MacDonald of the Spanish
Department will speak on Spanish Music, refreshments will be
served, and Rodruigo's Mambo
Masters wil be in attendance.
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CAMERA CLUB will hold a
meeting Friday, January 211, in
Arts 207 at noon. All members
please  attend.
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JAZZ SOCIETY members are
urged to purchase the Annual
Bash tickets in the Cafeteria at
noon today. Only forty tickets
are available. ;
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ning a trip to Victoria to see!
the Legislature in action February 11. Plans include chartering a plane and flying over in the
morning, returning to Vancouver
the same night. All members
who are interested in going
should deposit $5.50 in the AMS
office before 3:00 p.m., Thursday, January 27.
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still hold audiences spellbound
30 years later. To borrow Gershwin's own phrase "S'Wonderful."
Solo part of the concerto will
be played by talented Vancouver
pianist Norma Abernathy, at the
UBC Symphany Pop Concert,
Monday, January 31.
Tickets for the event will be
sold in the auditorium. Admission for students is 50c; adults
Romeo and Juliet
The Vogue Theatre is offering
a special student price for its
February 3 and 4 showings of
"Romeo and Juliet."
Student admission will be 40
Cents and will apply only to
fhose dates at 3:40 p.m. Tickets
„re on sale in the AMS office.
Intense dramatic Impact
was captured Tuesday night in
the UBC Players Club Alumni's opening presentation of
Arthur Millar's ' over-powering play, "The Crucible" at
Frederick Wood Theatre.
Packed with highly drama-
tie scenes with little or no
comedy relief, against a simple ar.d realistic setting the
production left the audience
A bit extreme in parts and
thereby at times creating a
false sensation in the audience,
the production was held at a
constant hysterical pitch.
A strong and versatile portrayal of the young, honest
and proud John Proctor was
made by John MacLeod.
His wife Elizabeth, played
by Doren Odling, maintained
an excellent contrast in character and along with Rebecca
Nurse (Bice Capel) a righteous
and religious woman also accused of witchcraft .kept the
play from becoming dramatically overburdening.
Joanne Walker, in the difficult role of Mary Warren,
the young, confused and frightened young .girl won over to
confession of witchcraft indulgence, gave a strong perceptive interpretation. She
dominated her scenes with
vivacious expression and, climactic voice.
The deceiving, scheming
and disreputable Abigail Williams was cleverly and convincingly portrayed by Patricia Leilh.
As Reverend Parris, Ted
Affleck, although impressive
in the final two acts, was
somewhat stiff and unnatural
and lacked variation in voice,
as did Art Keenan in the role
Aggies Stage
Would you like to ride a bronco across the Arts lawn?
Aggies are setting up a "bucking barrel" today at noon on the
Arts lawn, and guarantee potential bronco-busters an eventful ride! Prize for the hardy
soul who stays longest on the
bucking monster is two free
tickets to the Farmers' Frolic.
Traditionally one of the best
brawls of the year the hoedown
sponsored by Aggie undergrads
will be held in the Armories
from 9 to 1 on Friday, January
of Thomas Putnam.
Moonie Beebakkee gave an
effective interpretation of the
Barbadas servant girl, Tituba.
A bit dragging in parts, the
production highlighted a gripping third act court scene
when a young girl is swayed
from honesty by tactics of confusion and threat.
Reservations for the play,
under the direction of Dorothy
Davies, can be made at the
Extension Department office
or by calling Alma 1191. "The
Crucible" runs till Saturday.
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FOR WSMISS MOVINC TO I.C work has started o*
the Cheakamus Power Development in the rugged country
30 miles north of Vancouver, where $25,000,000 will be
spent to make sure there will be plenty of electrical power
in the areas served by the B.C. Electric.
The project will involve damming the Cheakamus River an<*
drilling a seven mile tunnel through the mountains to the
west, dropping the water 900 feet through penstocks to
an automatic generating nation on the banks of the
Squamish River,
Thc two new 95,000 horsepower Cheakamus generating units
will be thc 9th and 10th built by the B. C. Electric since
1948. When they go into operation in 1957, thc Company's
Mainland hydro generating capacity will have increased
from 253,700 horsepower to 915,000 horsepower in 10 yejts.
Thursday, January 27, 1955
TURNING SOIL EXPERT for a day, trainer Johnny Owen
feels the turfs of UBC's almost unusable playing fields and
bemoans the conditions that are keeping teams from practicing. --Photo by Brian Thomas
Gold,   Silver,   $
And Green Grass
The provincial government's long-awaited grant to the
University, set by Tuesday's throne speech at 10 million dollars, at once presents a very pleasant prospect of needed expansion for the university.
But while in all faculties there is a feeling of general satisfaction, in the minds.of those concerned with athletics on
the campus, there arises a definite fear, and in some, a pronounced hope.
The fear is the promised building program will further deplete, as earlier building has clone, the present unsatisfactory
playing field area. The hope is that some of the $10 million
will go toward expanding the playing field area.
UBC has 14.6 acres, which represents .27 acres per hundred
students. By contrast, the American average is .50 acres per
hundred students, and the British is 2.03 acres.
Right at the present time there are 39 acres of land that
could easily be developed into playing turf. This is the bush
area north-east of the gymnasium. At present 7 acres of this
area is owned by the government and is used as wireless
The 32 acres, if developed, would give the university a
respectable comparison, at its present enrollment.
But if the enrollment increases to 10,000 by 19f>0, which
is one of the reasons for the grant, the area per student will
fall to its normal level. But even at the present time there is
no provision for enlargement. The only group seemingly interested in the playing field plight is the Alumni Association,
and it can only suggest to the administration.
In fact the university not only does not appear' to be interested in increasing the present area, it shows signs of decreasing it.
The planned International House will make inroads on the
playing fields.
B.C. Research Council and the gymnasium took over
two fields. The proposed international house promses to take
another. And there is a strong possibility parts of the 10 million
will be spent gobbling up more.
Because of poor drainage, the present fields are taking
a beating and their use must be restricted. P.E. classes are
curtailed, practices are cancelled, and intramural activity is
Perhaps some of the 10 million combined with the talerts
of the university's agronomy department, which is considered
an expert group, could remedy the worsening situation by replanting and rodraining the present  area.
But even then (he playing fields would be far from sufficient. An increase in playing area is inevitable, though the
administration  may stall  as   long as possible.
But in the meant inn1 il emild refrain from using any more
of an already inadequate area.
World Cup Dates Finalized
California Here In March
Sports Edhor-KEN IAMB
Thunderbird basketball team plays a home and home
series with Western Washington next weekend and plans
are being laid for a Bellingham invasion.
Pep Club is chartering buses for a Saturday, February 5. Return fare will be $2.50, and a minimum of 41
tickets must be sold. Tickets are on sale at the Gym and
AMS office. 25 cents.
Birds also figure to win against the Vikings, as the
Bellingham cousins are reckoned as low men on the Evergreen totem pole.
Puck  Team  Treks
For  Hamber  Cup
There was no hockey Wednesday. No Thunderbirds in
town to play. All in Edmonton. Be back for next Wednesday's
game. Birds left last night for Edmonton.
On January  28  and  29 the>
hockey Thunderbirds will attempt to wrestle the Hamber
Cup from the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Coach Doc
McKay and his under-dog crew
battle in the two-game total-
points series for the annual
These past few years Varsity
has been establishing a tradition
of losing to Alberta. This year,
according to records and paper
statistics, they'll maintain it.
Yet the Birds cause ls not as
hopeless as one who has never
watched them might suppose.
There last two games have been
toss-up affairs, with UBC giving
almost as good as the got. Almost, that is.
Howie Thomas in goal is having an unexpectedly good season. At times he is the whole
team. Lately the Gord Mundle,
Mo Cunningham, Hugh McCul-
lock line has been scoring with
the best of them. There is no
reason why this should not continue against Alberta.
Defence is a weak link. But
Bob Gilhooley, blending a scoring thrust with aggressive body-
checking,  bolsters the  blueline
brigade somewhat.
Bob Geigerrich, Jim Todd and
Ian Brown are looking stronger
everytime out, and may turn
the tables on U. of A. Doubtful,
but possible.
Regardless of whether they
win, lose or draw, fans who
come to the Forum next Wednesday, February 2 at 8:15 p.m.,
will see a fine two-bits worth of
hockey. UBC will attempt to subdue second place New Westminster. Come and be an authority.
On  Wheels
Comes Here
Thunderbird basketball team
will be taking a breather this
weekend, but Saturday night the
^ym will be hopping in its usual
Wheelchair basketball will be
making a return to UBC when
the Dueck Powerglides and Ferguson's K.W.'s match perambulators in a mechanized contest.
That's at 6:45. At 8:30, Gerry
Kenyon's Brave basketball team
will take on YMCA in an effort
to avenge the- shellacking handed them by the same Y team
Tuesday night.
Performing fo rthe first time
before some solid UBC support,
the Braves are expected to put
on a good show. Admission to
the games will be the regular
rate. A cards will be acccepted.
As further enticement, the
Commerce lads, bless their money grubbing little souls, will be
holding a sock dance in the gym.
For this you will have to pay, but
it is rumored the band will be
the Campus Coolsters, and for
that, any  price is cheap.
Dick Mitchell, UBC's wrestling
coach has opened a campaign
to recruit about fifty or sixty
wrestlers for inter-collegiate
competition next year.
Mitchell mentioned that six
or eight wrestlers are already
working out. Among them is
Archie McMullin, who was B.C.
amateur middleweight champion
two years ago,
The team will have top equipment, with one mat being in
excellent shape. Mitchell hopes
to enter UBC into competition
with downtown clubs later this
If UBC were to re-enter the
Western Intercollegiate Athletic
Union, it might become possible
for inter-provincial competition,
in the future. Wrestling is already a top drawing card in the
United States and Eastern Canadian Universities, and there is
no reason it shouldn't be here.
Contrary to common belief,
intercollegiate wrestling is not
the grunt and groan show of
muscle put on by Ivan the Terrible or Antonio Rocco, but a
matter of leverage and standard
holds. The game is extremely
useful in conditioning for football and other rugged body-contact sports.
UBC would need eight top
members, one for each weight,
to enter competition. Mitchell
hopes them to be the pick of
fifty or sixty tryouts. Workouts
are held at noon, Tuesdays and
Thursdays, over in the gym.
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Birds  Plan  To  Raise
Money  and  Fly South
On the February 26 and 28 UBC's rugger Thunderbirds
invade California to bait the hibernating Bears—15 of them—
in their Berkley den for the World Cup.
March   10  and   12  the  Bears*—
reciprocate our visit, and come
up here to have a go at clipping
the Thunderbirds' wings. This
total-point international series is
THE climax of the rugger year,
and much prestige is either gained or lost by Varsity's showing.
The MAC allots $1500 for the
trip, This amount has remained
fixed over the year, although
expenses, costs, etc., have been
rising during that period. It is
not sufficient money in 1955,
while it was enough in 1948.
The Birds want to fly south.
Birds are l'ike that. The cost of
flying is roughly $80 per man.
The absolute minimum number
of personnel necessary for a
successful invasion, including
coaches, trainer, manager, spares
for injuries, etc., is 22 bodies.
This will leave" the Birds, when
other expenses have been included, almost $400 shy of the estimated total to enable them to
And why fly? Why not take
the train which is cheaper?
Coach Albert Laithwate, who
has been making these trips for
nigh on to nine years and should
know, figures the difference on
the scoreboard between plane
and train rates from six to 12
On the train the athletes p^t
logey, stale, eat poorly—too
much or too sporadically—get
little exercise, and in general
lose the fine edge so essential to
produce favorable results on the
playing field. By flying they
leave Vancouver at breakfast
time and reach California by
lunch time. Their keyed up
condition has not been dulled.
In fact, in the baldest of terms,
if UBC hopes to defeat the star-
studded, grisle-packed Bears,
they will need every advantage
possible.   Like   flying   south.
And from where will this $400
Well  there are several tenta
tive sources. One will be a 25
cents admission noon-hour rugger game on Thursday, February
10th or 17th between Braves
and Birds.
Braves, undefeated Bell-Irving Cup winners, have claimed
all season that they are superior
to Birds. Observers who have
studied the speed and style of
their incredible three-quarter
line, cannot sell them short. They
lack the rugged weight of the
Thunderbird forwards, but their
speed may offset this.
On the other hand the Birds
have years of first division experience, poundage, and such individual speedsters like John
"Whirlaway" Newton on their
back line. The forward wall of
Derek Vallis, Doug MacMillan,
Bill Bice, et al, will, they insist,
win the scrums and lead the
Birds  to victory.
So on Thursday at 12:30 p.m.,
February 10th or 17th, lunch
may be scoffed in the Owen
Bowl while this "grudge" or
"test" match is waged. Bets will
be covered at odds of 6 to S,
take-your-pick. It shapes up to be
a real contest with nq love lost
or favors asked.
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