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The Ubyssey Feb 19, 1954

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"Non Illigitimoi Carborundum'
Price 5c;   No. 34
Not much warmer inside than outside these student real-       Four students are crowded at Fort Camp washroom facili-
dences at Fort Camp: ventilation is by open window only.       ties. Two sinks and single toilet serve 63 students.
Fix by eight room doesn't leave much space lot a visiter.,
Bed, chair and desk vie for space. —Photos by Dick Dolman ,"
Fort Camp Huts Disgrace To UBC
Eleven Run
On Third Slate
By Ubyssey Election Reporter
A live-wire battle for slate
three in the AMS elections is
expected wiytih, both Clive
^a" WftoMOT*m®'^lWP*eT
Archie McGugan nominated
lot* student council office.
..Baru, made famous by his
spectacular but unsuccessful
campaign for president, will
compete against Wendy Sutton, !
Arts 3. and Gerry Hodge, Applied Science 1, for vice-president.
Sutton, also a presidential candidate, was "drafted for vice-presidency" by 400 nominators.
Archie McGugan, Arts 4, cam- (
pus LPP president,  is running
(or second member at large.
McGusan will compete against!
Richard Carter, Arts 4, Valerie;
Halg-Brown, Arts 1, and Donald'
.labour, Arts 2.
Maurice Copithorne,   Law   2,1
end Richard Riopel, Arts 2. are
running for president of Liter-1
ary and Scientific Executive.      I
..Jerome Angel,   Commerce   3, |
and A. D. Manson, Arts 2, will;
fight  for co-ordinator of activities. , |
The   eleven   candidates   will (
speak at a noon-hour meeting in]
the Auditorium February 22.
Cased guinea pigs are usually alloled one and a half
sauare feet. Der one pound of
Poor Kitchen
Poor Rations
The average lunch bag issued
from Acadia Camo kitchen to
.student  rcciuesting it, contains:,
One  .sandwich   of  meat,   fish-;
iKiale. or an uncertain substance.
with a soggv piece of lettuce between  'wo .slices of stale bread
wilh  v-ater-soaked edges.
One sandwich of cheese, peanut butter, or iaru. Or allern-
.Mtivelv. one hardbotfed egg (a
Vleasarit surprise after eating;
l yo for breakfast), plus a doughy
*wo   cookies,   usually   edible.
or   one   niece   of   cake,   rcm.irk
iihlv   similar   to   tbe   dinner  dessert   nf   three  d.ivs  ago.
One   i'tinle,  often   rotten.
Blaine      for     Ibis     deplorable'
"food"   eannot   be   placed  entire-
Is   on   the  dietician   or  the   Food
The A earl in Catnn Kitchen .ind
(liiiiiiL! hall are in an ancient
army hut, loo >mall to aieomo-
dule   Ihe   riimh.-T   oi'   natrons.
Did ieinn and staff are doiii"
Iheir he-! lo overcome cramnod
oii'U'lers and itiadeuiiale equip
Seven years ago, ln hit annual report to the
UBC Board oi Governors, president Dr. Norman
MacKemie warned)
"The percentage of women students to men
(20% to 80%) Is relatively low and likely to
remain to until we can provide residential accommodation for a considerable number of the
women who have to live away from home."
Now. seven years later, there are three per*
manent residences at UBC. Seven years later
three buildings, completed at a cost of $919,000.
provide dormitories for ISO first and second
year co-eds.
But the proportion of women to men
students is still almost one to four. The university can not even provide enough proper housing for the women students on the campus, let
alone accommodating any increased enrollment.
The  only housing  that  is  offered  UBC's
3flpq ftHt-nfht-Hrn ■ti^trtfi m9m iho hMjffdjm
overcrowded army huts which wilt accommodate only 100 of the 2800. These are the decrepit
shacks at Fort Camp and Acadia.
The administration has made many improvements on the improvised barracks. But the residences are still disgracefully inadequate.
The waiting list for campus accommodation
grows longer every year. Those out-of-town
students who wish to live on the campus have
to register months in advance for tiny rooms in
shabby huts.   -
Those who fail to get accommodation in the
two "shacktowns" must nav exorbitant rent
for rooms in Point Grey private homes. And
these students may be forced to look elsewhere
for accommodation if proposed soning regula-
' tions are passed which would curb tht number
of boarders in certain residential areas.
It is the responsibility of the provincial government to provide the residences desperately
needed by UBC. Failure to supply adequate
grants could cripple this university's academic
program, and, if enrollment is curtailed because of inadequate housing, increases to our
present excellent teaching staff will be impossible.
The provincial ^government Tuesday announced an $8.3 million surplus for the 1883
budget. The government admits that it did not    regulations, including no smoking' in bed "
Crowded  Residences
t      *
Are A Fire Hazard
"The huts at Fort Camp would burn to the ground in tSh
minutes if a fire went unchecked."
This statement has been made by UBC Fire Department-
asistant chief R. S. McPherson.
"A potential fire hazard exists at Fort Camp m spite
of new steam heating," the chief, said. ,w
"Students must be extremely careful to observe all lire
expect such a surplus
There has been no substantial capital grant
to tho university building program since 1981
when the then-Coalition government oave UBC
$1.8 million of an asked-fer $2.8 million.
It must be a matter of interest to our pros-
*nt government that to the ehlldren of thousands of voters in the rural areas of the province, the inadecruate housing situation here is
one of the determining factors in the question of
whether or not to attend UBC.
A substantial number of Social Credit party
members reoresent these voters. Knowing the
present government, we would exeect them to
?"«ke n pun'*me effort to nlace money at the
disposal of the University Board of Governors.
There i? little use in talking of UBC's future
enrollment when that enrollment will not mat-
eristije if there *s not the housing to accommodate mori» students.
The legislature must realite UBC's needs for
adequate housing. And UBC's future depends
upon adequate housing.
Facilities, Finances
Pose Expansion Trial
UBC enrolment is expected to be more,than double the
present figure in the next 13 years, according to a survey recently completed, but entrance requirements are not likely to be
raised in order to limit enrolment of students, said* President
N. A. M. MacKenzie. Thursday.
The financial Droblems created bv rising operating expenses,
due to need for additional instructors over this Deriod, will
not likolv be alleviated by means
of increasing fees, said the president.
"We hone to handle new students as we have done before,
in the best manner possible,''
ho stated.
One of the biggest problems,
said Dr. MacKenzie. is to educate the people of the province
to the effect that expanding
"educational needs are as im-
portant as new roads and tbe
PGE." j
In this way, government ap-!
propriations for education will \
be increased, and raising fees i
will  be ;i "last  resort." be said. I
A new Arts building, medical
facultv building and men's residences are the pressing needs
of tbe university now. said Dr.
MacKenzie. and pl/is for these
ure  being  formulated.
Drawings of a new medical
building at Vancouver General
Hospital have been aovrovod and
money for construction lias been
reciuested from the provincial
government. It "has not , yet
been  appropriated.
The Arts building and men's
residences will appear in order
of priority, said the president,
hu! he did not intimate which
el.limed   first   priority.
(ContinupH n* o.iqe 3)
Acadia Girls
Suffer Space
Recommendations for honorary activities awards, the
highest given on the campus,
are now being welcomed by
the committee in charge of the
Nominations   must   be   submitted no later than Feb. 27.
Further information and
nomination forms mav be obtained  from  the  AMS  office.
Three years ago in Ontario, ten people died in a blaze
which gutted army huts like Fort Camp's, in four minutes;
'twen clottti
Peace Movement
To Air Gardner
MENT presents Ray Gardner,
Secretary of the BC Peace Council, speaking on "The Answer to
The H- Bomb" noon today In
FG 100.
Prof A. Weinman from the department of Slavonics speaking
on "Doukhobors in Canada"
noon todav in Physics 201. Slides
will also be shown.
presenting Mr. and Mrs. Harry
Adaskin in a performance of an
Aaron Copland Sonata on Monday noon In Physics 200. This
concert is the first of seven
concerts of 20th oonturv music,
everv Monday from February
22  to  ADril  5.
(Continued on onqe 3)
Some rooms at Fort Camp
about six by eight feet in size:
provide less space per student}
than the minimum amount speci- j
fied for standard bunkhouses, '
and the same rooms provide a!
ratio of space to weight only
slightly better than guinea pig1
cages. !
Official Investigation of these
hazards in the housing situation
in Fort Camp and Acadia is being made bv a student Housing
Committee. Reports will be released to press and radio
throughout B.C.
Here    are    random    statistics
compiled by a reporter after ob-:
servation   and   actual   measurement, applying to Fort Camp.
—Seldom more than one stir-1
rup pump in each   of   fourteen
huts, and one foamite extinguish-,
er under the kitchen. I
—Sand buckets and fire axes
pre on the outside of huts. Lad- j
ders are on uphill side of certain l
huts, leavinB a 9'_ foot drop on '
the other side.
—Some   windows   of   rooms |
open only nine inches and steam j
pipes  are   in   the  way  of  exit!
through the vvindpws. j
(Continued on page 3) |
Lack of euDboard space, bed
space, and drawer soacc  is tbe
big problem for girls at Acadia \
Camo. |
Tbe roller blinds a r c so
old thev eitner do not roll up,
or are not long enough to cover
the whole window.
Closets in the girls' rooms are
often too short Street length
dresses hanging in these cupboard turn up three or four
inches at the bottom.
Double   deck   bunks   are   not j
built  for comfort,    ln one room
the bunks are so short that a nor- j
mal   size   girl's   feet   hang   over
the   edge. !
In the same room, there is a
table. Small size. When the ,
occupant sits at the table with i
feet flat on the floor and Ihe ;
table resting on her knees, the
front leas of the table are three,
incites  off  the  floor. j
Thou-h   occupants   can   move |
around, thev have practically no
space   in   which   to   keep   their
belonginus.      Until   recently,    in
some rooms there were no drcss-
: er<  and  no extra  drawers.
|      Some rooms have lets of floor
' snare,   hut, because of  the slnpe
1 of  the   rooms,   the  space   is   use-
- less.
Stated By
Building Needs
Dr. N. A. M. MacKenzie
UBC President
In this statement I will not deal with
replacement of the huts and other temporary
accommodation which is now used for classrooms, laboratories, and other administrative
and teaching purposes. I will confine my
comments to student, housing.
Here the facts are that we desperately
heed to replace the army huts, which are
used to house about a thousand students,
with fire-proof, permanent residences together with kitchens, dining rooms and social
rooms lor recreation and study.
In addition, we need more accommodation
than we now have, to take care of the rest
ui tho students from various parts of British
Columbia who would like to live in residence.
I realize that all this can not be done immediately, but I hope that the Government
and citizens of the Province may be persuaded to make a start, so that over a period of
\ears we will be able to replace the huts and
increase accommodation.
I believe it most important that eventually
Ihe University provide suitable social and
recreational facilities on the campus for the
majority of students from the Greater Vancouver ;irea.
Dean S. N. F. Chant
Arts and Science
One of our most urgent building needs
is for a large building to provide classrobms
and faculty offices principally for the non-
science departments of the Faculty of Arts
and  Science.
Anticipated increases in enrolment will
overtax our existing facilities, many of which
are provided by the huts that were moved to
the campus immediately following the war.
Useful though they have been and still are.
they cannot indefinitely meet our needs.
A number of our largest departments must
at present house their staff members in premises that, are widely scattered about the
campus. This makes it difficult to co-ordinate
and direct tho work of these departments
and limits the availability of faculty members
for .student consultation.
I have never known a university to have
enough space for all of its activities ond in a
rapidly growing institution like our own,
there is a constant demand for space.
Although there are naturally competing
demands submitted to the Board of Governors, I believe a building such as I have described should have a top priority in any new
new  academic  premises. Page Two s
Authorized as second class mail, Post Office Dept., Ottawa.
Managing Editor—P*ter Sypnowich News Editor—Ed Parker
Executive Editor—Jerome Angel Sports Editor—Stan Back
CUP Editor  Ken Lamb
Senior editor, this issue - -i,-?°lB,mlth
Housing tdltor , ---■•?*<* Dolman
Desk: Ray Logie, Ian MacKenzie, Beverly Gartrell.
Reporters: Pat Carney, Michael Ames, Dorothy Davis, Bill
Stavdal, Rosemary Kent-Barber, Peter Krosby, Sandy Ross, Ab
Ken\t, Nora Rising, Bev Gartrell, Ann Roger.
,     Sports: Mike Glaspie. ._. ____-_———.
Friday, February 19, 1954
A Duty
Student Councillors showed an expected reluctance Monday night as they approved the USC motion which asked
them to "insist" upon a reply from Faculty Council to the
student request for a stand on discriminatory fraternities.
Led by Vice-President Dick Underhill, a few apprehensive councillors thought the motion was "too strongly worded,
this may be,,but Faculty Council can expect it.
It is almost a year since students asked Faculty Council to give fraternities with discriminatory clauses in their
charters one year to remove them or be denied campus
recognition. A reply should have been given months ago.
A few councillors even argued that Faculty Council has
already shown it will not follow the student request, and
they pointed to President MacKenaie's recent statement as
proof. But when Dr. MacKenzie said he was not in favour of
stfch an ultimatum, he added that he was giving only his
personal opinion, and he emphasized that he could not speak
tot Faculty Council as a group.
 Student Council's attitude Monday night was in character
with the apathy it has shown toward the issue since the beginning of the session. Instead of hounding Faculty Council
into a decision, it has been content to tolerate What amounts
to contempt for student opinion on the part of Faculty Council.
Student Council probably feels that the ultimatum is impractical (as does The Ubyssey), but that is no reason why it
should tolerate the stalling of Faculty Council. Student Council was voted into office to manage student business, not
to direct it.
A Dilemma
The Big Four foreign ministers' conference in Berlin is
now at an end, its major achievement being merely tne decision to hold yet another conference in1 Geneva in mid-April.
.Both sides can now go home to nurse and exploit their
little propaganda victories, for that still seems to have been
the main motivation of the conference. Certainly only the
most optimistic and naive expected the foreign ministers to
reach an agreement on the German problem. To those who
may decry such an attitude as cynical, we can only submit
ihe case of Austria as a sample study of the basic intransigence of the Big Four.
Agreement on an Austrian peace treaty presents none
of the fundamental difficulties inherent to a German settlement. Austria is a unified coiintry governed by a freely elected
civil administration, which has shown neither the tendency to succumb to communist blandishments which the West
might fear, nor any desire to align itself in a military alliance against the Soviet Union.
The Austrian government has shown itself willing to go
to any length to satisfy reparation claims of the former allies,
and has in fact already ceded most of the material claims of
the occupation powers.
However, the occupation forces still remain in Austria
after more than a hundred meeting of the Big Four foreign
ministers' deputies to determine the country's fate. The costs
of this occupation are not only sapping the economy of
Austria, and consequently its potential to satisfy the material
reparation demands of the victors, but also the defense budgets of the allies.
The reluctance of East and West to end the occupation
stems not only from suspicion of each other's motives, but
also from a genuine fear that a new reborn Germany might
drive the unnatural economic unit of Austria into another
Anschluss. It is perhaps mainly for this reason that the Austrian peace treaty has been hinged on a successful settlement
of the German problem.
Meanwhile Austria will remain split into occupation
zones, its currency at an artificially depressed level, its normally none too stable economy working under extraneous
stresses until the fears that are withholding a peace treaty
from the country may well become a reality because of the
siubborness and blindness of the great powers.
A Question
Several candidates in the last slate expressed the belief
that "The Ubyssey needs four editions a week next year."
The Ubyssey does not need ANY editions a week. It is
"the students who need, or do not, need additional editions.
Before AMS elections started this term elections officer
Jim McNish vowed that there would be no repeat of the fiasco
of last year when six Student Council members gained their
seats by acclamation.
McNish, together with the help of Baru, was responsible
for one of the most interesting elections this campus has seen
for some time. On the whole the candidates have been plentiful and a good number of students have heard candidates
speak in the auditorium on the two Monday noon-hours set
aside for the platform speeches.
But Mr. McNish, who maintains that interest should be
kept up tor the third slate, has just done one of the things
which could kill interest in the election of the final four
Student Council members.
As usual, the speeches were booked into the auditorium
by Mike Nuttall. But suddenly the Applied Science faculty
decided they wanted the auditorium for their pep meet advertising the Applied Science Ball.
Nuttall himself admits that he turned down the Applied
Science plea that the speeches be shifted to some less attractive site. Seeing they were gaining no headway with
Nuttall the persistent Applied Science group suddenly realized that Mr. McNish was an Applied Science student and
that Mr. McNish was on Council. So they went and saw Mr.
Result was that Mr. McNish, on behalf of the elections
committee, unselfishly gave up the auditorium and said that
ho would move hi.s candidates elsewhere.
Would like to ask the elections officer if he would have
made the same decision if he was enrolled in Pharmacy, or
Law or even Home Ec? We doubt it.
by Ab Kent
There's something about
nighttime at Fort Camp. It's
so different from the day.
Maybe it's the dark.
Take Tuesday night for instance; it was really dark. The
power failed just before 10 o'clock, and if it hadn't been for
67 candles and the perpetual
Blow from the women's dorms,
Fort would never have gotten
its collective tooth brushed and
safelv in its collective airfoam
bunk .before A. P. McTlashlight
made his 11 o'clock prowl.
Of course, if there ha,d been
lights, power for radios, the
Coke machine, jukebox, pinball
machines and electroencephalographs, the boys would have
made their customary night of
it. engaged in the Innocent activities and childlike enthusiasm of growing boys.       *
Now tnis in itself is rather
hard for the outsider to understand. Who in his right mind
would DasSiUD the chance to
ao humblv to bed in perfect
harmonv with a bunch of clean-
living, studious, intelligent,
beer-drlnklng, sloppy, uncouth
—- ah .. . students. I dunno.
Just a oeek into one of the
Waldorf-stvled rooms should satisfy the most skeptical that life
at Fort epitomizes abject luxury.
Take the heating. All you
have to do is turn the valve and
instantlv (mark you Skepticus)
instantlv. 48 individually-wrapped icecubes skid to the floor.
Tnese are indispensible for
those students registered in the
Vancouver Local Beverage Dispenser's and Waiter's. A. F. of
L„ cocktail mixing correspondence course.
Or how about that air-conditioning supplied at no extra
cost to bona fide, paid up shareholders in the Housing Administration. Lovely cool all winter long, and when those spring
days roll around and the blazing sun drives the bovs indoors,
there's delicious warm air circulated through the cracks and
holes of everv outside room-
Of course, most of the chaps,
being university students, do
their own washing, and do they
ever feel grateful for the laundry driers installed in each
cubicle. Thev bring in their
soDDing shorts and simply fling
them over the automatic drier
which runs the full length of
each hut. lust a few inches
below the ceiling.
These Dic-es. er. driers, also
serve nicelv as Darallel bars for
the athletically minded, and
auite often lull the weary to
sleeD with the*creaks and
groans of their nocturnal os-
Free Trials
The soundDroofing is another
refinement of indulgent living
at ^Fort CramD. They've got the
walls fixed there so that every
little saueak and whisper, even
from adlacent huts, is amplified to such a Ditch that, believe it or not, you can't hear
a thing. Now there's engineering at it's imminence.
One of the delightful features about that soundproofing
is that the occupants of certain huts can lie in their cells
late at night and listen to whispered nothings of the amorous
tvoes bringing their sleepy girl
friends back to Ann Wesbrook
hall, iust across the way.
In this resnect, the old extortion game has been considered bv several residents who are
waiting only for their flashbulb allowance before launching a scheme well calculated
to curl the hair of the dean of
Most of the bovs feel so
fortunate and nroud of their
surroundings that they're willing to give trial demonstrations to underprivileged dorm
women. The line forms tonight at Mac's office.
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Writ fy Hand
We're Snotty
Your editorials have been
oersistently annoying almost
everyone on the campus by
their"snottv" attitude to everything you disagree with. Per-
haos the worst was your treatment of the Home Ec girls'
edition, but that is over and
done with and. you have been
chastised for that.
Again I find myself compelled to voice mv oblections to
your article which loudly cham-
Dions the solrit of people to
not donate their blood. If a
gravely ill person needs 10
pints of blood to save his life
nobodv looks ud a record to
see if he has given 10 pints
or not and certainly those who
are to voung to donate can get
transfusions. Therefore all of
us who can give blood have
more than merelv a moral obligation to do so: it is a responsibility and a duty and a privilege.
Anv visible and embarrasing
records of who has not given
blood are the least of the means
we should use to see that the
blood auota is fulfilled. Anyone who is so chicken-hearted
that he has to be dragged to
the Armouries by the Engineer,
certainly deserves no sympathy
much less supoort.
Let's give the Engineers credit when credit is due (bless
their Dointed little heads) and
mav thev continue to drag recalcitrant tve-es to the vam-
Dire's den. Isn't it a pity that
we don't have more bloody
foresters    on    the    campus
Richard Wilson
Arts 4
Thanks From Chick
To   Mv   Supporters.
I would like to take-this opportunity to congratulate Bob
Brady on bis convincing victory. Also. I say thanks to all
those who voted for me, and I
am indeed sorry to have failed
My defeat may mean a great
blow to Minor Sports on the
Campus, but I can promise that
I will be In there on MAD
fighting for the many under-
priveleged sports this year and
next as well.
My one hooe is. however,
should minor snorts be represented next vear in the race for
MAD Dresidencv. that they be
given better support, for after
all . . . .Tuum Est.
Thank vou,
Chick Slew
From Jopon
Since mv first impression of
Tokvo and Japan were not
favourable. I should attempt
to give mv second impressions. Tdkvo is noisy and
crowded. It has its traffic
iams and housing problems.
Tokvo has an unusual variety
of odours. However, one can
also visit Naeoya, and its wide
roads: auiet Kobe and its
warm  hospitality.
JaDan has manv beautiful
sights if one goes out and
seeks them. The Kabubi.
Nohs and Odoris are the beautiful historical cultures of the
country. Onlv recently in a
triD to the country. I found
beautiful shrines and temples
even in the remote ruml villages. The amazing department stores with zoos and
nlavgrounds on their roofs the
sliding screen walls, myriads of
beautiful handicrafts. wooH-
block prints, and the magnificent gardens and floral nr-
ransements; all fascinate the
The courfpsies of the neople
are manv. Tho warm welroroe
when one enters restaurants:
the manv "ariuaio" (thankyou)
as you leave helps to give tiie
pleasant side of life in this
country. Lafcadio Hearn noted
"vou will never learn to know
the Japanese until you learn
a little bit about the significance of the Japanese." So it is.
However, the most striking
impression is the realization
that to know, and understand
the oeoole of different countries is the basic requirement
of living today. That race,
colour, creed, nationality, and
religion are merely identify-,
ing features of human beings,
all living in this small world
It is onlv by understanding
and resDecting the personal dignities of humans all over the
world can we enloy life in
peace and harmonv throughout
the world. I have always
thought this to be true; I know
it is true now.
Oeoroe X. Fugisawa
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Page 3
UBC Students Give
375 Gory Gallons
UBC students broke their own record Wednesday when
the Spring Inter-Collegiate blood drive closed down.
Total of 3007 pints donated during the 12-day drive,broke
UBC's previous North American collegiate record of 2878 pints
set last spring.
Plea Made
For Billets
Students are asked to find
accomodation for about 110 out-
of-town delegates to the Seventh
Annual High School Conference
which is to be held on the campus March 5 and 6.
Most of the visitors will arrive
in Vancouver on Thursday,
March 4. and will leave on Sunday. March 7. The homes receiving them are asked to provide a maximum of three nights
lodgings  and  three  breakfasts.
Potential hosts are asked to
leave their names at the AMS
office or phone Dave Helliwell
at KE. 2888.
(Continued from page 1)
Dr. S. A. Jennings, acting executive assistant to the president,
has said that the Arts building
lite is now set for the tennis
courts near the women's gym.
The statistical survey on enrollment, completed by Dr. A.
D. Scott, of the department of
Economics and Political Science,
shows that birth rate and high
school graduation trends are expected to result ln 11.580 UBC
students bv 1968.
This estimate is based upon
the present fractional percentage of grade 12 students who
^Jrifa,!^20 s"M,rt'
Commenting on present high
operating expenses due to temporary facilities where there
should be permanent structures,
Dr. Jenntnge termed the multiplicity 01 buti on the campus
as "expensive and dangerous."
Not onlv are Jthey costly to
operate, he said, tout insurance
rate* on them and equipment
Khev contain Is high.
Manv pieces of apparatus
should not be located ln them,
he stated, but there is no other
place for them. He referred to
such eaulDment as an ultracen-
trifuge machine in the medical
luad  at, M8.000.
UBC also won the Evergreen
Confrence Cup, one of the two
cuos at stake in the blood drive.
Little chance remains that
UBC will win the Corpuscle Cup
in competition with other Canadian universities. UBC's 86%
donation under the competition's
handicap system cannot compete with smaller universities.
Last "Year's Cup winner, Mt.
Allison University, in Nova Scotia achieved 95% of its enrol-
lment under the handicap system.
In the camous competition, the
Applied Science men carted off
the Cuo to the Applied Science
building and the frosh to the
lily pond when the Frosh fell
behind in the blood-letting race
between the two factions.
New LSE trophy, donated to
the club with the highest percentage of donors, has been tentatively awarded to the Society
of Microbiologists with 65 per
cent of their membership donating. Eight member clubs of
the LSE have failed to report
their standings vet and the final
award will not be made until
such time as thev do.
Resulta of the best fraternity-
sororitv contribution were not
available at cress time.	
Slate Two  Box  Score
Member at Large
Longstaffe    142   139
Haines 89    90
Seymour      133   139
r Steiner 36    55
' M
84 1159
115 200 66
77 112 32
148 183 54
54 79 38
43 705 802 1045
28 428 489
45 702 807 1017
26 288
Royal Society
Offers Awards
Scholarships for etudy In
available for graduate students
France or the Netherlands are
for 1984-85, Dean Walter Gage
announced Monday.
Sponsored by the Canadian
government and administered
by the Royal Society of Canada,
these awards are for $2000 or
$4000 plus travelling expenses.
Further information may be
obtained from Dean Gage.
Thev sav that when Anthony
first met Cleopatra he took one
look at her reclining on her
couch and said, ''Cleo, I didn't
come here to talk."
Clopatra answered, "Well, I'm
not prone to argue."
You can return to that rustic, next-to-nature life for a
full day by attending the Aggie's Field Day on Saturday,
1-5 p.m.
Follow the wholesome, barnyard zephyrs on a tour of
the different departments, displaying various types of
Aggie students will be on hand to guide you through
all phases of the experimental farm operation, from electrical milkers to manure pitching. A pretty smile might even
get you a demonstration.
UBC Debaters Reach
Despite handicaps UBC debaters reached the semi-finals in
one of the Puget Sound Invitational Tournament events last
week-end, and one student placed second in the impromptu
Speaking on the topic of Free*	
Trade, the team of John Redekop
and Walter Young got to the
semi-finals before being eliminated.
John Redekop made the grade
again in the impromptu event
by placing second amidst tough
A total of 180 participants
from 20 colleges, including most
of the Evergreen Conference,
Universities of Washington, Oregon and Montana were competing in the many-style debates.
All the topics were American
domestic issues and have been
used at similar tournaments
throughout the United States,
which put the UBC team at quite
a disadvantage.
UBC arguments were called
"unique" and "novel" by the
Americans, but our team felt the
abysmal lack of statistical evidence.
Chairman Maurice Copithorne
voiced the opinion Tuesday that
UBC should eventually organize
such a tournament here.
Norwegians Offer
$450 Scholarship
The Norwegian government
is offering a $480 scholarship to
Canadian students for eight
months study in Norway.
The scholarship, open to students with at least two years university or equivalent, will be
sufficient to cover room and
board but not transportation.
Tuition and exam fees are covered.
Applications go to the Royal
Norwegian Legation at Ottawa
line Qualifications, plans of
bv March 31. and should out-
studv. and include #two letters
of recommendation.'
Further information can be
obtained from Joan McArthur
in the WUSC committee room.
"Are you a university student?"
"No, I slept in this suit last
(Continued from page 1)
j presents Dr. Barnet Savery, Department of Philosophy, speak-
I ing on "Ideologies in Conflict,"
1 today noon in Arts 100.
presents Ron Landau, expert on
Moroccan Affairs, speaking on
"The Crisis in Morocco," noon
Tuesday, Physics 201.
MOVEMENT presents a panel
discussion. "Jesus: God?" with
Rev. J. A. Crane, Unitarian
Minister, and Dr. Temple Kingston of Anglican College, Monday noon in Arts 100.
will have a general meeting in
HL8 noon todav.
PRE-MED SOCIETY will present a surgical film for members
in Physics 202. today noon.
OF CANADA presents the Traf•
fie Superintendent of Vancouver
City Police speaking on "Traffic
Safety and the Drunkometer"
in Engineering 201 noon today.
SOCIETY will have a council
meeting in Arts 104, today noon.
NEWMAN CLUB will hold a
Communion Breakfast in Sacred
Heart Convent. 29th and Highbury, Sunday at 9. Alumni will
be present, Father Carr will be
speaking.   Admission is 78 cents.
SOCIETY OF MICROBIOLOGISTS presents Dr. J. J. Campbell of the Dairy Department
speaking in Westbrook 201,
Monday noon.
presents Mr. Pak Kun. graduate
from the University of Seoul
speaking on "Korea Today," in
Physics 202 Monday noon.
presents Lawrence Halorin, an
outstanding landscape architect
of San Francisco, noon today in
Physics 200.
weekly meeting today at noon
in Physics 300.
(Continued from page 1)
—Four huts are 20 by 80 feet
in size, have corridors 3Vi feet
wide, house 14 to 18 students
each. •
—Three fire hoses and three
septic tanks in the whole camp.
—Two wash basins, two mirrors, and one toilet are the closet
facilities to serve 85 students in
this section.
—No ventilation in most of
the huts other than by open
window, which causes draught
and loses heat.
Slightly more than 900 of
UBC's 2500 out of town students
are rooming in army huts, in the
following way:
Single men, 341 at Acadia,
now filled to capacity, and 399
at Fort, also at capacity.
Single women, 109 at Acadia,
more than capacity, and 158 at
Fort Camp new residences, at.
Married couples, 38 at Trailer
camps, not filled to capacity.
The army hut residences have
been unanimously condemned
by faculty, administration, and
students, in terms such as:
"Completely inadequate," "In
desperate condition," "a disgrace
to the university." "worse than
any wartime armv camp," etc.
Hope is expressed by the student housing committee that sufficient pressure from an informed public will move the provincial government to make an adequate grant for housing.
Quebec Replaces
University Funds
Since Quebec has been cut off
from federal aid tq education,
Premier Duolessis has announced his government will subsidise
the universities of Quebec.
Federal aid. unlike any other
province, has been withheld from
Quebec on the grounds it vio-
lated provincial education rights.
EATON S   £2s^'75w**4?
i Page Four
Friday, February 19, 1954
Alberta Golden Bears Arrive
To Defend Coveted Hamber Cup
Photo by John Robertson
Before you stop reading this column I assure you that there
is no mention of IT anywhere.
This column is to express a few ideas on student support
for athletics on this campus. It stinks. The support, not the
column. However, we shall not stop there.
TWo weeks ago UBC played PLC in a basketball game at
the War Memorial Gym. There were 600 students and downtown supporters present. The game was one of the best
played here in years. We lost by three points in the dying seconds.
Whether we won or lost is not important. What is important is that the students on this campus will not support theii
teams. Attendance at this year's baskeball game is atrocious.
True, we don't have a winning team. But if we have to have a
winning team to get your support then we should drop our
athletic programme altogether.
We have a good basketball team. The players give their
time and energy for this University and the least we can do is
show our appreciation. It is not as if the brand of" ball being
played was bad. It is the best basketball played in this city.
But do the students support it? No.
Last Saturday night there were 1000 fans present when
Birds defeated CPS. However, it is darkly rumoured that the
only reason lor this good(?) crowd was that there was a dance
in the gym afterwards. Well, isn't that nice. At the next game
we'll have Cnristine Jorgensen.  Think of the crowd.
The support the hockey team has been getting, however, has
more than compensated for the poor basketball crowds. At the
last game there were enough rooters present to hold a telephone
conversation. Two. Think of the inspiration that this gives the
team. If I was playing hockey I would just want to give my all
for the dear old U.
If you subtract two from the number that attended the
last hockey game you will arrive at the number that attended
the last soccer game. We won that game. I guess the players
were inspired by the rooting section.
A generous estimate of the number of students who attended Saturday's McKechnie Cup game is 75. No doubt they just
stepped out of the library for a breather.
But just mention the athletic programme to any student
and he will immediately give you a hundred ways it could be
improved and in addition he will tell you how to turn out a
winning team. Better teams, they cry. Athletic scholarships,
they wail. New coaches, more student control, etc. etc. etc.
But clo these people come out and support the teams? No.
Consequence: there is a deficit in the athletic budget. Consequence: the present state of athletics continues indefinitely.
It is high time students at this University started supporting their athletic programme instead of complaining about it.
How can we expect the Administration to give us a helping
hand when we won't even support our present programme? All
the Administration has to do is to point to the lack of student
interest. What is our reply?
This Monday and Tuesday the University of Alberta hockey
team wil lbe here to play UBC for the Hamber Cup. At present
the ticket sales are going very poorly. There is no reason why
every student cannot attend al least one of the games. Let's show
Alberta that we DO have some student spirit.
In March the Alberta basketball team will be here for a
three-game series and later in the month University of California nigger team wall fly here to try and regain the World
Cup. The students at this University can show that there is
some support for their athletic programme by turning out at
these games to root for UBC win, lose or draw*.
Men's Athletic Director*
ate announced Thursday
that athletic privilege
cards are good for admis*
sion to all the UBC vs.
Golden Bears games.
Don Corvell would like the
entire football team to meet
in room 212 in the gym at
11)30 today. Don hes been
asked to have the team run
through some defensive and offensive olavs for the P.E. show.
The sensational "mats demonstration" bv the P.E.U.S.
will take olace it noon today
and aaain at 8:00 tonight. Admission is 24c for students and
50c for adults.
Two Game Total Point
Series  Starts  Monday
Tho top sports event so far this year at UBC gets underway this Monday night at 8:30 in the Kerrisdale Arena when
Buds take the ice against University of Alberta Golden Bears
■ o try and retrieve the much coveted Hamber Cup.
UBC won the cup in 1950 but*
::incv that date the trophy has reports from Alberta indicate
returned to the land of the Esk-ithat Jack was nothing less than
.mos and remained there. This: sensational in the Hardy Cup
year Coach Mitchell feels that I Series when the Bears won from
his team has an even chance to1 the Saskctchewan Huskies with
bringing the Cup back to the lease. Jack played goal tor the
Coast. I Edmonton    Maple   Leafs   when
The main stumbling block in ; they won the Western Canada
Dick's path appears to be Golden juvenile championship two years
Bear goalie Jack Lyndon. Press • in a row.
Alberta coach Don Smith who
learned his ABC's from former
re»-onto Maple Leaf coach Joe
Prirneau has three powerful
,li.:cs to throw at Birds. The first
line is composed of Cy Ing. no
relation to our Rav Ing, who
has the hardest shot of the squftd,
Bob Stewart and Clare Drake
who graduated in P.E. from UBC
two years ago.
Smith's only worry is his defence, Not one defence man has
returned from last year's team.
However Bruce Stewart is a veteran performer having played
for four vears at Colorado College. Brian Targett is also experienced being an alumnus of the
Edmonton Oil Kings. The other
three boys on defence are all
Birds were hard hit by Xmas
exams when they lost four of
their key players and regular
practising has greatly strength-
end the team.
For Students And Stait Onlv;
UBC Film Society will present a free noon show on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 12:30. The film
is the Communistic propaganda film called "Agriculture and
Industry in the Ukrainie."
The feature presentation on
Tuesday at 3:45, 6:00, and 8:15
will be "The Great Caruso,"
staring Mario Lanza and Ann
Blyth in technicolor. Admission
The world's
finest tobaccos
Dick's starting six, who he is
reiving heavily on are Bob Gil-
hooly, a former Marlbourgh Senior and Bob Biegrich, an ex-
Kimberlv Dvnamiter on defence, Jim Todd, captain Jim
McMahon and Bill Sherwood
on the forward wall and Howie
Thomas between the pipes.
Aside from the good hockey
that will be displayed on Monday and Tuesday nights there
will be some first class entertainment. Relay races will be run
in between periods and numerous door prizes will be drawn.
'Tis rumoured that there will also
be some lucious cheer leaders
Dr. MacKenzie will face off
.on Monday night and Chancellor
Sherwood Lett will do the hon- ]
ors on Tuesday night. Hon. Eric j
! Hamber  will  also  be  on   hand!
! Tuesday night to present the Cup !
| which bears his name to the winning team.
Tickets are 50c, 75c and $1.00
and are on sale at the Gym, Sparling's. Lisle Fraser and Kerrisdale Arena.
Birds continued practising
payed off last night when they
defeated the PNE Indians by a
7-6 count. It was Birds game of
the season and leaves them in
fourth place.
On march 3 the team will
travel to Colorado for a two
game series with Colorado College. On March 6 and 8 the squad
will do battle with the University of Denver. Colorado is the
team that has practically a whole
team of Canadians attending on
hockey scholarships.
Twin Bill On Tap
For Varsity Eleven
Varsity soccer team will play a twin bill this week-end when
they meet Dominion at Memorial Park South on Saturday and
tackle Sapperton in the Royal City on Sunday.
The   doubleheader   was   sehe-'*
duled   so   that   the   Birds   will]   g
complete    their    "B"    Division ^OVV©©S
Instead ol their usual Ho Mali Mali effort the Phys. Ed.     I
Undergraduate Society  will confine  this year's show to a     |
'mas  demonstration".  The  show   will   take   place   today   at
11;:.'!.") and attain at <S:()I) in the War Memorial Gym.
A   LjraiHl   march,   rhythmic   calisthenics,   folk   dancing.     '
modern dance numbers, mass pyramids, Irampnlinin.i',  advanced  tumbling and  apparatus e,\ mnasties are  just   ;>  few
ol   the  outstanding  acts   to   be  displayed.
Admission  is :.'fie  loi   -indents and  ;10e  for adults.
schedule before their exams begin.
Ed Luckett's Birds, are currently in fourth place and a sweep
of the week-end series would
fail to improve their position
However it would move Varsity
intd championship contention,
only five points behind league-
leading Collingwood.
One victory is almost assured
with the opposition being hapless Sapperton. Varsity has no
intention of spoiling SapnertonV
nr>-fVct rcord of no wins and
Mvplv Ineops, fo which th" nird«
"ontribll'od    two   of   the   dpfppt''
The Saturday game will be
much tougher. Birds have met
Dominions three times this season, losing two but winning thc
lo-st and most important contest
•<'hr>n ihev "liminntod tho hotel-
Tn from Ric'irtrd'inn Con play
'm  -1  ?-1   overtime Ihriller.
The two clubs are very evenly
matched and the game* could go
either wav.
It is possible that Stan Glasgow will shtrio for the Saturday
game, but his replacement Bruce
Madelev looked good in his initial aonearance, Coach Ed Luckett will also got a second look at
his new goabe sensation Demetrius   Panaioti
The UBC Chiefs put their
eight game undefeated streak
nn the block when Ihev play
Hluobirds in a Third Division
i.'.ime al Tomnlolon Park North
on Sunriav.
Tho game is an important one
for the fourth place Chiefs as a
loss would droo them a notch
and a win cenld move them in
lo   third  snot.
In Ihe only meeting between
the clubs this season the Chiefs
coioUcfl dei'cnw> •••lopped the
l:l'lh place nitiehirds and the
Chief.-; won the grime by a I II
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The UBC Javvees raced to an
easv 61-39 win over Western
Washington JV's in the Memorial Gvm Thursdav noon.
The win gives Dick Penn's
sauad a one game lead when they
travel to Bellingham on Tuesday for the second of the four
game series
After a slow start the UBC
JV's and Centre Jim Carter,
practicallv svnomonous, caught
fire in the second ciuartcr and
overcame a  918 deficit to take
In the second half the UBC
team nulled away and Coach
Penn substituted freely to keep
the score down to only a 23
point margin. !
As usual. Center Jim Carter i
was high scorer for the UBC \
Javvees with a total of 24 points, j
Carter,   who   controled   both j
backboards,    would    have    bad
many more baskets if Penn had
not   benched   him   in   the   third;
auarter. j
JV's Jim  Pollock  and  Frank
Tarling   scored   nine   each   and,
Kevin   O'Connel   tossed   in   an-j
other eight. |
Western Washington was led
bv Young and Tyler with 11 and
10   points   respectively.
After   spending   the   last   two I
wiecks   at   .home    Thunderbirds |
take  to the  road   this  weekend.
Tonight Birds will be in Scat-lie',
to do battle with Seattle Pacific:
and   tomorrow   night   they   wrill ]
lake   on   Pacific   Lutheran   College in Tacoma.
Tonight's tilt is iusl an exhibition game as Seattle has nvol
vet been made a full member tof
Ihe   Conference,
Geoff Craig wlill not pi iy
in tonight's game bul ho will
1'lv to Tacoma for the Y'LC em
entinu r. Jim Pollock and Jim
Carter have been called up from
Ihe JV's lo make the trip wir'i
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