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The Ubyssey
T. T.
ISSUE
XXXIV
5 CENTS
VANCOUVER, B.C., TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 1952
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Gym Debt Payments First
Say Student Councillors
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—Photo by Ron Meek
JOY COGHILL director of Shakespeare's "Much Ado
About Nothing," to be presented March 19-22 rehearses
with leading ladies Joanne King and Doreen Odling.
Student performances are Wednesday evening and
Thursday afternoon. Tickets available at the quad are 25c.
TO HOLD BANQUET MARCH 26
TEACHER TRAINING STUDENTS
Teacher training students will celebrate their summer
freedom prematurely at the annual class banquet and dance,
held this year on March 26 at 6:30 in the Gai Paree. Social
Chairman Bob McKee, states that the two fifty price is a
bargain—including as it does, food, entertainment and dancing—and maybe even a few unforseen extras!
Students Urged
To Write To MPs
UBC Letters To Urge Support
For Massey  Recomendations
<!i wish every U3C student would write to his Member of
Parliament urging him to support the reccomendations of the
Massey Report," AMS president Vaughan Lyon told the Ubyssey Monday. .* "
RID cross riwrms
for blood nam
In making his appeal to the student 4>ody, Lyon said that at least
one thousand UBC students would
benefit every year trom the national scholarship plan recommended
by the Ma-aiey Report.
Council has already forwarded
two resolutions to the Prime Minister, B.C, MP's and to other Canadian  university  student  council j.
One resolution urges the government to adopt the scholarship plan!
and the other seeks the formation j
of a Canada Council for encourage-]
ment of the Arts, Letters, Human-!
Itles and Social Sciences* as recom-1
mended by the report. J
Several    replies    have    already |'
been   received   promising   support
of the  recommendations.
Lyon released the following list
of MP's and officials, targets of
your   letters*.
Arthur  Lain!;. Vancouver  South.
Tom  Goocle,   UurnabyRielinioncl.
Gym Debts To Be Paid Off
Before Any Fee Increase
Student Council voted itself out of the race for increased
fees last night by officially recording its determination to pay
off first a short term $60,000 loan from the Bank of Montreal,
whidfc has been overdue since last Christmas.
The $60,000 B0 day note was tak-t-
en out to finish oft the War Mem
orial Gymnasium.
Despite the efforts of the War
Memorial Gymnasium Committee,
only $13,000 has heen raised to date
towards retiring this debt.
In Its meeting last night Student
Council voted to give precedence to
the retirement of the note over
any claim for Increases of revenue
to the AMS.
CALL FOR HILP
The resolution called on ' the
Alumni Association, the Senate and
the provincial government to help
raise at least part of the outstanding sum.
"We have fallen down on our
obligations In repaying a loan,"
outgoing treasurer Phil Anderson
declared ln a statement to the
Ubyssey.
"The* Bank of Montreal treated
us generously and every attempt
should be made to fulfill our obligations as soon as possible.
"Students have already raised
more than $500,000 towards the
Oym Fund directly and Indirectly,"
Anderson declared.
Fill WCACAtftD .~, >~ ■ *•
"However, we shall have to pay
off our obligations, and, If funds
from other sources^ gre not available, will have td Increase the
building fee In precedence over
any increase ln AMS fees, which
is so much needed to meet rising
fixed costs."
Anderson maintained that an increase from the present five-dollar fee should be Bought only as
a last resort.
Council also decided to transfer
$10,000 of its surplus fund as an
Interest free loan to the Gym Trust
Fund, If necessary. However, it is
probably that a two dollar increase
ln the Gym Fund tee will also be
requested by Student Council.
The Red Cross will be back
on the campus Friday, March
21,   and  Tuesday,  March  25.
Those students wfco pledged
their blood during the last
Blood Drive are requested to
turn out in the Armories,
Tho Red Cross still needs approximately 100 pints to be
able to chalk up the 3004 pint
UBC  total.
Washingtonians
Admit Cheating
SEATTLE  —  (Special)   - Sixty
per   cent   of   the   students   at   the
Howard  Greene,   Vaucouver-Qua-■University   of   Washington   admit-
thu. ted that they cheated on exams.
Dr. J. M.  MacDougal, Vancouver-
Burrard.
James   Sinclair,   Coast-Capilano,
R.  O. Campney,  Vancouver Centre.
Hon. It. M.  Mayltew, Minister of
Fisheries.
Prime Minister Louis St Laurent
"So far, tiie students' voice has
not been heard above that of
many groups seeking our Increased
welfare," Lyon said. "The government and public must be shown jirranged cheating is the most sev*
that we, of all groups, are in ions spontaneous cheating during
strong support of their proposed an examination should be cnmlw'-
action." ed.
This fact was brought out lu a
survey conducted by Dr. F. Miles
ot the sociology department. Cheating wus defined as taking advantage of help not equally available
to all students. This includes taking advantage of fraternity and
sorority files to prepare for a test
oi* write a term paper, Dr. Miles
brought   out.
It   was   decided   that   while   pre-
Totem Book
In Trouble
With Covers
UBC's giant yearbook, already besieged with delays,
printing and engraving troubles, and miscellaneous administration ct'ises, suffered another major setback last weekend.
Brown Bros., manufacturers of
the stylish blue and red Totem covers, informed editor Joan Fraser
that theor Toronto plant was on
strike, and that the March 115 delivery dale would have to be indefinitely postponed.
Charlie Phillips, president . of
Ward and Phillips, printers of the
Totem for the past 14 years, said
yesterday that the late delivery of
the covers should hold the book
back  until  May  10,
This will mean that tht 1600
books sold In last Fall's advance
sale campaign will be mailed to student subscribers during the summer, and should reach the most secluded spot In B.C. by the end of
May.
Those students who have paid
.half of the full price of $4.00 and
who want, their books mailed to
them, must, pay the remaining $2.00
before May 15 Tho'se that have
paid the full price will have their
books sent to the address they
gave the administration dining registration.
IHWOASStS
CCF-BCE
To Discuss
Fare Raise
MRS. LAURA JAMIESON und a
representative of the BCE will discuss the B.C. Electrlc's proposed
trnnslt fare increase Wednesday,
March 19, at 12:30 In F&Q 100.
The debate Is being sponsored by
the campus CCF Club,
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FOREST CLUB will debate the
resolution "Public Regulation ls
Advantegeous to Forest Practice
In B.C." Tuesday, 12:30 in F&Q
100. Third year students J. McWilliams, F. Maber and K. Boyd
will oppose fourth year students
A. Longworth, W. Sparling and N.
Ousting.
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VARSITY OUTDOOR CLUB will
hold Its annual spring masquerade
In. £r9ck. HftU .tonight., Members
see ntice board for details; Films
will be shown at the general meeting Wednesday noon.
TT V V
FRED BING, commercial photographer, will speak tomorrow Wednesday, March 19 lu Arts 208, on
"Composition of Photographs."
This lecture ls sponsored by the
Camera Club for all those interested in photography. t _
T* v v
EVENING PRACTICE for Can-
gress Ball is cancelled. The special
dances—Mazurka, Viennese Waltz
etc., will be taught ln HG4 on
Thursday,-, 14:30—1:30. Regular
Dance Club session will continue
from 1:30.
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BALLROOM DANCING on Thursdays only. 12:30.
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MAJOR-MINOR L8E meeting today 3:30 Brock Stage Room. Club
business will be on the agenda.
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DANCE CLUB ELECTIONS
Eng. 200, on Wed. 12:30. everybody out.
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JAZZ SOCIETY present "Contracts In Jazz" Wednesday noon
ln the auditorium. The concert will
feature both modern aud jazz.
Admission is 25c.
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KICKAPOO meeting today at
12:30 in the Brock Board Room.
Everybody out.
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NFCUS chairmanship post Is
still open. Applications will be accepted in Hut B-2 (behind Brock
■Hall)  until March 29.
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JAZZSOC executive elections will
take place at their next Tuesday
meeting. 12:30 Stage Room: Brock.
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LAST DAY to buy tickets for the
''Congress of Vienna BaU" Is Wednesday, March 19. Tickets ut bookstore and AMS office.
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THE SCOTTISH Country Dance
Club will hold Its last nietting of
the team this Wednesday noon in
HG4.
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MEETING OF ALL KICKAPOOS
Tuesday at rfbou In the Board room.
This is the last meeting of the
year. Will everyone please show
up.
—Photo by Walt tusSSl
LYNNE BOTHAM, first year arts student is shown re- .
ceiving the Phrateres Sweetheart crown from last year's
Sweetheart June Taylor. Lynne is a member of Nu Chapter.
CREEK ROW EXPECTED
fOR AMS GENERAL MEET
The spring AMS General Meeting will be held In th*
Armories Thursday noon. Several controversial issues witt
be brought up for discussion. It is exptcted that a motion
asking for a change in the status of fraternities will bl
brought up. Expecting this, the Greek Letter Societies have
already requested their membership to turn out, and h*vS
lined up speakers to oppose any motion „that. may be put
forward.
mWSm
Prof. Claims Russians,
Germans Are Gangsters
Students came out 72 to 60 against the rearmament ot
Germany in the debate "Resolved that Germany Should be
Rearmed" in Eng. 200, Monday noon. ...
Sponsored   by   the   International J*
House    Committee,    the    speakers]
were  Prof.  Geoffrey  Andrew,  presidential   assistant  and   Dr.  H.   E.
Ronimois,     professor     of     Economics.
Speaking for the motion Dr. Andrews said that a patent was need-*|
ed to fill the power vaccum existing in western Germany.
According to Andrew It ls necessary to bring aibout a sensible
peace treaty with Germany. "The
peaice treaty with Germany is bogged down with complete frustration," Andrew remarked.
BUS STOP FHONF
TAKFHFROM ARMY
The telephone which the
Army set up in the bus stop *
for Open Houee hae disappeared. These phones were loans*
by the Army to the university
and must be returned,
Would anyone, who knows
anything about what happened
to this phone, please contact
the COTC, or leave a message
in the AMS offloe for the Open
House   Committee. „
Unless this phone Is returned, It will be dlfficut for future committees to get ths
same co-operation from ths
Army as they have been receiving.
Ratzlaff
In Brock
Wed'day
Several contemporary works will
be given their premiere Canadian
performance ln the Brock Lounge,
i:ig as an ex-European lie claimed! 8:00     p.m.     Wednesday    evening
WEST  FINICKY
Andrew said that Russia was rearming  East Germany     while  Hie
west was not doing this "becausej
we've   been* a  little  more  flniky."
Taking the negative side of the'
question    Dr.    Ronimois    claimed |
that   there   was   a   three-cornered
conflict  with  USSR, Germany and)
the  west  taking part.
"We  were deceived  in  believing'
until   1947.   that   Russia   was   out*
ally,"   he   said.
The negative speaker pointed!
out that Russia had not, even dur-!
Ing the war, been pursuing the pol-l
Icy of the 'peace-loving"  west.        !
He   believed   that,   with   western
support, Germany would now ach-j
ieve what Hitler tried to do. Speak-!
when John Ratzlaff, tenor, will be
heard   In   recital,  accompanied   by
Max   Edwards.
Of  special   interest   to   students
| here will be a song by Mr. Tadeusz
; Halpert-Scaanderbeg,    special   lee-
i turer In Polish language and liters-
' ture   at   this   university's   Depart-
; ment of Slavonics.
Main   offering  on   the   program
will be Schuman's song-cycle "Dloh-
terliebe."    and    Vaughan-Wllliams
! 'Songs  of  Travel''.  Williams  will
also be represented by "From Par,
that Germany was too aggressive
to be rearmed without some guain-
tee.
BOTH  GANGSTERS
"We arc dealing with two gangsters." he said, "and vve cannot
turn our back  on  either of them."
Ronimois felt that the west
needed a guarantee that the Germans would not use the arms
against the donor.
To l»*ove liis point he suggest *1
Ihat too much aid had been given
Russia during the war and that ■ [."rom Eve and Morning." based on
materials such as aluminum were the poet A. E. Houseman's poem
I'.ow being used in Korea eigainst **()n Wenlock Edge" from "A
*••'» west. ■ Shropshire Lad."
J Page Two
TOE UBYSSEY
Tuesday, March lg, 1952
THE UBYSSEY
MBMBBR CANADIAN UNIVERSITY PM5S»
Authorised as second class mall by the Post Office Dept. Ottawa. Student subscriptions 91-20 per year (Included ln AMS tees). Mall subscrip-
"In 18.00 per year. Single copies five cents: Published throughout the
iiverslty year by the Student Publications Board of the Alma Mater
Ity. University of British Columbia. Editorial opinions expressed
M are those of the editorial staff of tho Ubysioy, and not necessarly
is of the Alma Mater Society or of the University.
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Phone ALma l«24 Phone ALma a2«8
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]&ITOR>m«OmlF LES
Utlve EJdltor-Allttn Ooldsmlth, Managing Kditor—Alex MacOllllvrsy
*t EWitor, V. Fred Edwards; City Bdltor, Mlk3 Ryan; CW Editor,
Kearns; Women's Editor, Florence McNeil; Copy Editors, Jean
j Director of Photography Bruce J affray; Senior Editors: Myra
, Elsie Oortoat, Joe Schleslnger; Editorial Writers: Chuck Coon
ot Auerbach.
|e ths Editor should be restricted to 180 words. Thrf Ubyssey
the right to cut letters and cannot guarantee to publish all
received.
There Is no more fascinating
and revealing art from than
folk plgrapny. An art tn and
of the people it offers treasure
to all who would know their
fellow man.
It ls worthy of regular attention; daily 1b not too often
to refresh oneseir at this course
offering now weighty thoughts,
now cunning line, sometimes
the dart of aphorisms, the
play of puns or the jests of
the hour, often the cut or
thrust of an ongoing argument
(for this is a social art where
If. VtSff those students who do not know the meaning of the
r word, will soon be entangled in a bou{ of "schizophrenia."
I^e Undergraduate Societies Committee would like to
see its membership on Student Council enlarged to three
setts In order to be able "to protect the interests of its mem-
(fpto the present we labored under the delusion that we
Wit* mere UBC students. Now we are told that one half of
our persons, aff Hated with the USC, is getting a rough treatment from our other half, which holds an AMS card.
Student Council seating is designed to give all groups a
okawee to volee their ideas. It is not intended as means of
pushing these ideas through on a power-political basis.
Hi* influence of USC has been on the wane for the past
years. If the present USC incumbents feel that the organization needs reviving, they will have to give it an impetus
stronger than the superficial stratagem they are proposing.
1mm For Action
T\ 30 often, a Member of Parliament gets out of touch with
his British Columbia constituents. This is especially true
of cabinet ministers and parliamentary assistants who are
tied up with work in Ottawa for the greatest part of the year.
An effective remedy is writing a letter to your MP. This
practice is indulged in by too few Canadians.
... We mention this at a time when an appeal is being made
for you, the university student, to write to your representative
in*dttaWa asking his support of the reccometidations of the
Missey Report.
1 Latter-writing provides an opportunity for those still too
voting to vote to express their views and carry their grievances to Ottawa.
Close liason with our MP is one of the essentials of Cana-
dian democracy.
Now is a good time to begin the habit of taking an interest
in how and by whom your country is governed.
If the recommendations of the Massey Report are carried
out, it will mean a great deal to us and to our children. It
will mean that those who have the intelectual ability to attend
university can do so no matter how economically poor. It
will mean that our creative artists will be able to do better
work and will have a larger market for their work.
1 In short, it will mean that our national life will be immeasurably enriched.
Now is the time to take action. You can do something
about the Massey report.
»       Write to your MP now.
CUuMfie4
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hard covered notebook containing
physics notes. Finder please phone
Dave at West 1688L.
BROWN LEATHER WALLET,
containing driver's license, etc. Important .please return to Lost and
Found ln Brock.
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anyone may partake), sometimes the Jejune or vulgarly
repetitious but always or best
of all offering the revelation
of one's fellow creatures displayed at an agreeable moment of quiet calm in the day's
hurly-burly.
Like much popular art, folk
eplgraahy is ephemeral particularly as It must suffer not
only, Time's effacing hand but
also the detergent swabblngs
of our denying culture which
does not care to admit that
man la. not only mind and
heart but also body, blood and
bowels. There are good examples of this art on the lower
■     	
Me§HI Explains
Korea Atthn
At the Invitation ot the campus
United Nations Club, Brig. W. J.
Meglll wil speak on 'The Significance of UN military action In
Korea" next Tuesday noon ln Arts
100.
Brig. Megill, who ls now commanding officer of the B.C. Arta,
commanded the 2&th Canadian
Light Infantry Brigade Replace
ment Group at Walnwrlght for a
short time last year.
deader*
Write. . .
Idltor: ths Ubyssey
After attending Open House
at the University on Saturday
I was much Impressed with the
courtesy ot all, and with the
enormous amount of preparation that must bave been put
Into the show.
The response by the public
was enough to let you all
know that your work was appreciated but still, an extra
word of thanks ls never amiss
and I thought I would send a
line.
In particular, I feel the lecturers and professors deserve
a great deal of thanks for so
kindly staging shows which the
un-informed could enjoy, but
which must have seemed rather elementary to the speakers,
I can only assure them that
their work was not wasted.
Student guides and "spielers"
were uniformly helpful and
the whole effect was very grat-
tying, especially in these days
when everyone seems only too
ready to discount youth.
"NORTH VAN."
GUEST EDITORIAL
FOR EVERYMAN'S CHILD
In the Introduction to the
1951 Administrative BuHietin
the" Department of Education
has written "The Secondary
School ot today Is no longer
a, -selective institution for the
Intellectual, cultural or economic elite. It is a school for
every man's child . . ." Tlte
philosophy that this view of
education represents is not to
be disparaged, but the problems it causes do need examination.
CHANGES   NOTICEABLE
The changes are most noticeable In the new curriculum.
For example, a secondary-
school 'student can now take
courses In coal-mlnlng, hair-
dressing, fishing, mechanics,
Limber grading, or retail selling
Few people will argue that
such courses as these havo no
place in our schools. The technological comiplexlty of our
modern world demands them.
But remember that other subjects have to give way on the
timetable to make time tor
these vocational courses. And
Invariably it is the academic
subjects that give way.
I
Basic   to   these   curriculum
changes is the new aim itiitl
piirpose which this 'school for
every man's child" concept luis
forced upon education,
Now that the school has ceased to be a selective institution, it finds within its walls
pupils from all sort of homes
and   cultural   backgrounds.
ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS
Little Johnny, happy and ignorant in the squalor of his
tenement home, ls ill-at-eaae
and otit-of-place in the tile and
glass of his new school. His
foreign background seems to
be against him. Problems of
adjustment cry out for attention.
More and more the school finds
that lt must take oyer the
duties and responsibilities of
the parents. A new purpose ls
forced upon It: "There Is no
doubt In my mind,' said one ot
the Vancouver School Board's
Mental Health Oo-ordlnators
recently, "that the greatest
thing children can have when
they get out of school is the
ability to get along with people."
KNOWLEDGE   NEEDED
The result of this aim is obvious. Academic pchlevement
bpcomes unimportant as compared to psychological adjustment. Latin Is fast dlsappear-
nig from our schools to make
way for Effective  Living.
And perhaps this is a good
thine. Harp facts of Latin conjugation are of no use in our
wor'd today. I say perhaps be-
cause, oddly enough, English
school boys drilled ln the old
manner seem to have lnculat-
ed in them as a natural and unavoidable concomitant ot their
facts an understanding and
an ability to get along with1
people which the American says
tern of teaching' directly for
adjustment cannot duplicate.
The man who kndws some
thing seems to draw poise and
assurance from* his knowledge.
The man who knows nothing
but has been 'adjusted," at
least to the school situation,
has no background of knowledge or accomplishment from
which to draw assurance.
NEED BEST MINDS
But that is another argument. My point today is this
In a democracy we depend for
our leadership upon the best
minds that our country can
muster. These minds must bt
stored with facts, particulars
from which they can draw generalisations. But If schools are
to scoff at the teaching of factual knowledge, then these
minds are not being challenged
and developed to the full and
the countary they lead will suf
fer.
Moreover, an education
whose aim ls adjustment must,
perforce   concentrate   on    the
second-rate minds, for lt is
the owners of'these minds who
are most troubled with psychological maladjustment. The
bright student seldom has serious adjustment problems. Thus
we hire remedial teachers tor
slow learners, we delete mathematics from the curriculum in
order that the below average
student to not thwarted. And a
suggestion that we hire a gifted teacher for the above-average students is viewed with
alarm. It is undemocratic. The
bright students of the class are
allowed to drift while the teacher spends time with the slow
ones, They are allowed to take
the easy curriculum path open
ed up for their less academically minded brothers. Their
Intellects are never challenged.
They are allowed, almost encouraged, to develop lazy mental habits and an Indifferent
attitude towards the value of
knowledge. Yet that knowledge In those minds is what
democracy needs above everything else today.
The great problem that edu
cation must face at once Is
not the adjustment or ten thousand students, for that is be-
iug taken care of, but the sal
vage of one thousand young
and eager minds.
floor of the library, particularly the selection of 'Confuclous
say,' adroit and coruscating aphorisms to which the felicitous
ambiguity of English lends Itself so admirably. But If you
would enjoy, hasten. Even now
they may be affaced. There ls
this to console us, however.
This art still ever go on while
man has time to sit and think,
wit enough to jest, pencil to
hand and wall to write on,
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i Tuesday, March 18, 1952
THE UBYSSEY
//
This death of Dr. Maxwell A. Cameron at the beginning
of the 1951-52 Session was a great loss to all concerned with
education. Dr. Cameron's contribution in this field has
been continuous and invaluable, not only in leadership in
teacher-training, but also in the field of educational administration and finance.
Bom in North Bay, Ontario in 1907, Dr. Cameron went
to school in Regina and in Nelson. He took a B.A. and M.A.
(1933) at the University of British Columbia, and Ph.D.
(1935) at the University of Toronto, In 1939 Dr. Cameron,
left Toronto, where he had been assistant professor of educational research, to come to UBC. In 1945 he became head
of the Department of Education here.
In 1945 the Report of the Commission of Inquiry into
Educational Finance, Province of British Columbia was
published, an exhaustive investigation which is generally
referred to as "The Cameron Report," for Dr. Cameron was
sole commissioner. Legislation originating from the Cameron Report's recommendations completely reorganized educational finance ih British Columbia and remains today as
a memorial to Dr. Cameron's practical and far-sighted lead-
THEY
PLUNGE
The Tribulations Of
Teaching Novices
TeatJher-training students, recently returned from their
third and final practise-teaching session, are inclined more and
more to look upon lectures as relaxing interludes between their
weeks in the schools—interludes best filled with tales of adventures among "my little morons."
These same morons provide the*
material for most of the tales—
witness the Innocent young lady
whose teaching on the subject of
'cheap labour"' was greeted with
this comment: "Miss Gray,, my brother was ln Mexico last year and
he says that for five pesos you
can get a man to do almost anything—and for 20 pesos you can
get another man's wife»"—or the
Uttle girl whose cheating on an
exam consisted of copying, for the
question, 'What were the first 4
provinces in Confederation?" The
answer, "England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales."
Most of the little . . .scholars,
however, did not confine themselves to bright remarks—the almost
universal reaction of a school learning of the arrival of a student
teacher was a roar of triumph —
somehow reminiscent of a pride
of hungry lions viewing some fat
Christians ln a Roman arena. Discipline was a considerable problem.
One hopeful thought he had the
Lord Byng situation well ln hand
until he arrived at his English
class and discovered a black thread
carefully wound around and
among all the desks in the room—
those weren't words one would
expect from an English teacher!
Rumor has lt that a presiding member of the T.T. executive, faced
with a similar situation, strode
down the aisles of his classroom
shouting: ' "Now keep quiet, you
little demons!" while striking out
to each side with a very heavy
textbook.
lt seemed as though lt was always during a crisis like this that
the snoopers from UBC arrived,
armed with imposing critic sheet
and very sharp pencils. Many students were reduced to gibbering
incompetence by the arrival of
'one ot the men from the department." One girl's second day at
school was marked by the arrival
of the regular teacher, the principal, two members of the UBC
stuff, the head of the B.C. Department of Education, his assistant.
tw;> representatives of the Burmese School system and, Incident-
all/, a few members of the class.
Shi was expected to teach! With
trials like that, lt sure helped
to set a sympathetic welcome from
the teachers In the schools. As
gently as possible they broke the
news that as English teachers we
would be teaching Math and Science—or vice versa!
The woeful aspects of the teaching profession were partly compensated for by the ego-boosting received. There's nothing like "Sir'
or 'Mr. So-and-So" to make a man
unused to it throw out the section
where his chest should be—and
when the kids come round with
autograph books, and the school
reporters with notebooks, you can
be certain a lot of hats are gohm*
to be thrown out.
A less expected and more shuttering reaction wns the quite common    question    among    the    older
teachers, 'What on earth do you
want to teach for?"—made still
more shattering by the class question, "Why don't you teach something interesting?" This ln turn
was balhnced by the "Aw shucks"
of many classes when they learned they were losing their student
teacher. *  »
The most memorable thing tor
most TT students, though, was still
the Bon Mots of their young geniuses. One teacher will never forget the reply of the student who
was asked the name of the point
of intersection of the arms of an
angle. The correct answer was
"vertex," and the kid had hardly
got the first "K" out of his mouth
before the class was ln paroxvsms
of laughter.
STAFF DIGS
Victoria
Teacher*
Visit UBC
Each spring, Victoria ahd Van
couver Normal Schools have exchanged invasions. Last Saturday,
when the University Taaoher Training Class arranged a campus
tour for the Victoria visitors, UBC
got Into the act for the first time.
At'9:30 Saturday-morning a 15-
car cavalcade brought 76 Victoria
and Vancouver Normalites to the
campus, they were welcomed by
Pres. MacKensle who urged the
young teachers to see ae much of
the university as they could, for
It would soon be their Job to direct somtf of their students towards
It. Dr. R. J. Mackintosh, Director
ot Summer Session; noted that for
the first time representatives of
all teacher-training Institutions ito
.the provinoe were gathered In one
room. He urged the normal students to remember the opportunities the University Summer Session
bad to offer them.
After BUS guides had shown the
Normalites through the Engineering Building, Teacher Training guides took them to the Library and
the War Memorial Gymnasium.
The Victoria visitors were impressed with the size and beauty
of the university. "Gee, all those
books!" exclaimed one wide-eyed
teacherette as she came up from
the gloom of the stacks. Tha floor
of the War Memorial Oym particM-
larly interested the male visitors.
"The floor of our Urn shakes!
too," said one wistfully as Dick
Penn demlnstrated the suspension
of the plAylng surface, "but it has*
uo horse-hair to hold it up."
GRADE EIGHT ESSAY
Geese is a low heavy bird which
io most meat and feathers. Geese
can not sing much on account of*
the dampness of the water. He
ain't got no between-hls-toes ahd
he's got a little balloon in his
stummick to keep him from sink-
ing. Some. geese when they are
big has curls on their talis' and ls
called ganders. Ganders don't havo
to sit and hatch, hut Just eat and
loaff/ around and go swimming. If
I Was a goose I'd rather be a genii fer.
Foibles Of> Faculty
Probed By TJ. Class
By N. PARKER-JARVIS
"The Life of the Staff"
.... our title obviously being
taken from that great aphorism,
"Bread is the staff of life; and the
life of the staff ls one big loaf."
How many we best study the
private lives ot our staff? Become
a valet to one or other of them,
or all In succession, or marry one
o other of them, or all in suces-
slon? No, that is too much. What
less painful course offers? Is lt
thiH—to hear and observe our
staff? Read, then, some selected,
not to say created, quotations. Let
the Inferences be all those that we
are pleased to make. Did not Aristotle say that there was more truth
In poetry than In History?
Or. J. (Corncob)  Refute;
"J C !" Look at the bloody
barrels! . . . oops! Perhaps I
shouldn't have said that. Well . . .
! don't know . . . You will have
to work that out for yourselves."
Dr. J. (Teeter-totter) Melntegra-
tion:
"The marks of the will integrated personality include; the avoidance of distracting mannerisms In
the classroom situation, the avoidance of gestures with overt symbolic meanings, and an ability to
get along with ones relatives.''
Bev. Or. Me Lush:
"Does anyone here ever go to the
State Theatre? Well then, let me
urge you, by all means, to go. I
don't want you to be blurry about
this but I am sure you will find
it an awfully, awfully valuable experience, yes, awfully meaty."
Mr. (Shakespeare Vs. Pasteur)
Tabernacle
Sept. "Now what I want you to
get ls the concept: knowing a lot
of formulae is no good is you don't
grasp the concept . . ." March
"Now I want you to learn pages 1,
3, 4, 6, S, etc. Now 1 don't mean
you have to learn it by heart but
I want you to repeat it word for
word on the exam."
THE SHOW OFF
Our special little Cardigan
with the Easter show-off air!
Peter Pan collar . . . figure-
moulding batwing sleeves . . .
finest wool . . . in many exciting new shades. At all
better stores.
.Adolescence Js the stage between
puberty and adultery.
* «      «
Owing tV slackness of demand
there w*i ft #%e'at slut on the mar-
^k -     ,.
# «r   0
A census taker is a man who
goes from bailee to house Increasing the population.
mmm
A pi-oselyte ih a woman of the
streets.
General Braddock was killed in
the French and Indian war, he had
three horses shot from under him
and a fourth went through Ms
clothes.
'.Uii__Ml
Geometry  teaches  us   to  blsex
angels.
*r V *r
Solomon had 800 wives and 700
porcupines.
The dog came
the path, emitting whelps at every
bound.
A cat is a quadras*, 4km .Jfcs,
as usual, being at t£* four darn
ers.
#
They gave Hflftfatf '# a fcvely
funeral, It took *i* toe* t<y Serry
the beer.
Smwum
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Apply before 31 st Dec, - the Army writ pcy y*»
retrtfactrvely to date of commencement ot ffotfl year.
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effective date of application.
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Tuition and cost of boob and inwttumm
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Student* in final year of any faculty, may comment #rffr:iNfap
career oil Regular Officers. Students in find year engineering,
medicine or dentistry may, if they wish/ contract to serve as
Short Service Officers for a period of 6 years, and1 df the end
of their 6 year service may become Regular Officers.
the student who selects to serve under the Short Sorvkef
plan will be enrolled for a period of six years and at the
completion of Service he may either elect to serve at a regular
officer or on release from service he will receive a gratuify of
one month's pay and allowances for every year's service.
For full details apply to:
MAJOR W.W. MATHB&
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i Pigs Four
THE UBYSSEY
—ja—:r —;~r.
Tuesday, MarcH 18, 1952
*
Birds frounce Crimson
Tide To Retain Trophy
McKechnie Cup Won
By UBC Rugger Squad
Sport* Edilor—BARRY DRINKWATER
TEACHER TRAINING PLAY
NORMAL SCHOOL TEAM
Each year University Teacher Training students and
Vancouver Normalites have said "We must get together."
And each year it has ended at that.
This year University Student Teachers' Society has
taken the initiative in breaking the tradition—first, by
arranging a campus tour as part of the Victoria Normal invasion, and now by challenging the Vancouver Normal bas-
ketball team to a sudden death, one-game series.
The game is to be staged this afternoon in the Normal
School Gym. Whistle time, 4 o'clock.
UBC Braves Drop
Out Of Title Race
Christie And Thrasher Lead
Scoring Attack For Braves
Bob Hindmorch's UBC Braves bowed out of provincial
playdowns when they dropped a two game, total points series
101-95 to Victoria's Dickinson and Dunn inter A squad over
the week-end.
'Birds May
Not
Ice Series
There Is a good possibility that
UBC Thunderbird hockey teamsters won't play out their series
with PNE Indians for the Commercial Hockey title this season.
PNE are currently playing off
Coy Cup games In the Interior,
and will not be available for the
remainder ot the puck series until
late this month.
Manager ot the UBC gang, Brian
Prentice, Bald that the Indians
would not be ready for the continuation of the series ln time to
allow players to start studying for
exams.
However, he said that he will he
ready to announce something definite this week.
RUGGER WRITER
HAD ROUGH GO
Though UBC Thunderbirds
won the McKechnie Cup ■ on
Saturday afternoon there was
one fellow In the stands who
was not completely happy.
The fellow, Ubyasey rugger
writer Brian Wharf had good
reason to rather regret the
convincing beating the Birds,
handed  Victoria.
You see. Wharf is a rugger
correspondent for the Victoria
C/'ollonlst and he had to send
back an account of the game to
his paper.
"But" he complained," there
just wasn't anything good I
could say about Crimson Tide.
They just didn't do anything
printable."
So goes life.
Last Try Brilliant
The last scoring play of the
game was both the prettiest and
the most polished. Scrum half Danny Oliver snatched the ball from
a scrum lining Rout to right centre Dave MacFarlane. MacFarlane
passed at once to Stan Clark who
outfooted members of Tide defence
before passing to Newton. The
speedy left winger charged over
the line to register the final points
for Birds. Mnlholland's convert
kick was blocked by ex-Thunder-
bird   Keith   MacDonald.
In winning the cup ln such de-
MURAL SKED
Tuesday, March 18: Softball:
Newman vs. Zebes
T.T. vs. ATC
Phi Kappa PI vs. Fiji
ATO  vs.  Termites
Wednesday,   March   19:
Psi  U vs. Phi Delt
.D.U. vs. Kappa Sig
Alpha Delt vs. Sigma Foo
Beta vs.  Lambda Chi
Thurtdaay—Oeneral   AMS   Meeting all students arc welcomed.
The Braves, Vancouver and dis*
trict champs, dropped the first
game 46-41 in the gym Friday noon
and then were adged out 55-64 In
the second game Saturday night.
The UBC team was definitely oft
form ln Friday's game. They made
their mistake ln trying to beat
Victoria at their own slow dello-
erate style of play. The Braves
took an early lead but fell behind  In  the  second  quarter,
BRAVES  OUTRUN
Although they had only eight
players, Victoria opened up and
outran the 11-man UBC squad in
the last half. Again and again the
Braves were caught with their defense down, and the Dickinson an J
Dunn players raced in for easy lay-
ups.
Trailing by 110 points in the last
stanza, the Braves put on a des
peratlon drive and nearly caught
the visitors. Time ran out wltfi
UBC on the short end or a 46-il
score.
Dependable Val Christie and
hard-working Dun Thrasher were
best for the Braves, while Garner
and Parker led the winners.
With their chances for a B.C.
title slowly fading, the Braves came
back Saturday night and made the
Victoria squad work hard for their
last-minute one point victory. Christie again led UBC. but their comeback foil short ami the Braves
were  finished  lor the year.
Victoria now meets Penticton
for the B.C. niter A championship.
CREDIT TO BOB
Much of the credit for the ra
"vos advancing as far as they di I
Is due to thc coaching of Bobby
Hindmarch. Hindmarch, one of the
rew three-sport men at UBC, came
bale from a serious football Injury
to guide the Braves to*the lower
mainland  title.
A catcher on the baseball team,
end on the footbull team and
guard on the Thunderbird hoop
toam, Bob has been one of the campus finest all-round athletes. He
utttied a broken leg in the second last grid same of the season
and spent most of the basketball
•ea.son hobbling around In a. cast.
Although his Injury prevented
Mm rrom turning; out with the
i'irus, he stayed with the hoop
same by taking over the Braves
ninii the end of the season, and
guiding the second place squad i the former Australian Wallahle
r.usc   the   Clover    Leafs   and   the! and one of the finest backs In thp
By BRIAN WHARF
The Thunderbirds brought the McKechnie Cup, massive
emblem of Pacific Coast rugger supremacy, back to UBC after
an absence of one year, when they flailed Victoria Crimson
Tide 17*0 Saturday afternoon in the stadium.
Both teams had gone through the*
regular season undefeated. In
their last meeting, Tide managed
to hold to an <8-8 tie but on Saturday were swamped by the thundering   Thunderbirds.
Birds stand Off Bill Whyte scored the first of four tries after a
scant seven minutes of play. Birds
had taken the ball downfield on a
dribbling attack and when 15 yds
trom the line the opportunistic
Whyte scopped up the ball and
cut across the line. The attempted convert kick by Bill Mulholland
fell short.
A   repeat   performance   of   the
above resulted in  a try by  Ra*
Cocking and Mulholland's convert
was good.
The entire Bird forward pack
were the stars ot this first halt.
Tide, knowing full well the ability
of varsity's three line, watched all
four members extremely closely.
The rushing drlbblltig attacks by
the forwards took them completely
by surprise.
Tide mlssed< their best chance
to move Into the scoring when they
were awarded a penalty kick. Gary
Pynn's powerful boot appeared
good for three points but It struck
the right post ahd spun back Into
play.
Tide played the second half with
only 14 men as aggravation of an
old knee Injury forced Pynn, their
brilliant young centre three quarter to miss the remainder of the
game. And Birds had the weight advantage, this loss was one Tide
could little afford.
M, Newton Robbed
For the middle portion of. the
second half Birds pressed continually. Oeorge Pull, playing his usual
dacsllng game slipped eelwlse
through Victoria defenders only to
be crashed Into the corner flag.
Exactly the same thing happened
on the opposite wing minutes later. John Newton made a superb
run down the sidelines but Tide
fttj^hack Derek Hyde-Ley managed
to tying him down by the corner
marWer.
jwewton obtained revenge tor
thw when he cleverly shook off
the Victoria defence. On being
tackled near the line, he passed
back to Doug MacMillan, who left
unmarked, easily scored. The convert kick again fell short.
Birds added to their already Impressive score when Mulholland
successfully booted a penalty kick.
Victoria behind 14 points In their
bid for McKechnie Cup fame tried
desperately but to no avail,
A determined lot, they lacked
the finesse that enabled them to
tie Birds ln Victoria last month.
Then, too, the roughneck methods
of tackling used by the Birds disconcerted them no end. Dave MacKenzie, former Scottish International received more than his
share of this treatment. Birds remembering the two tries scored
by the ex-Highlander in the last
encountes. MacKenzie was injured In the second half, but pluckily
stayed on the field.
THUNDERBIRD HOOP TEAM
TRA VELS TO EDMONTON
UBC Thunderbirds leave Vancouver Wednesday after-
non for Edmonton where they'll take on Alberta Golden
Bears in the quest for a Canadian Inter-Collegiate basketball title.
Bears, Western Canada champs and 'Birds will battle to
see who will meet the east Canadian winners for the nation's college crown.
Coach Jack Pomfret will take some eight or 10 players
in the trip.
Soccer Team Ties
Dominion Hotel
Dobson And Andrews Give
Birds Short-Lived  Lead
By V. FRED EDWARDS
Varsity's soccer squad missed a golden opportunity to move
into a threatening position for the title of the "g" division over
the weekend. ® J     ~    ~~
However, they did close the gap( pOOtDdll     AAOn
tain Ralph Martensou, always a tire
less work horse, were excellent.
Heavier than the Tide forwards
they played ln a manner which
clearly delighted the spectators.
Although   Captain   Gerry   Main
confined his efforts to sideline
conchlng because of a knee Injury
suffered on the California trip,
the Birds three line seemed to lose
none of It's effectiveness. Drive
game on the three quarter lino
subbed for Main and was exeep-
tlonlly good. Stan Calrke was p^r-
vlslve fashion, Birds showed the haps the outstanding member of
pgwer of which they are capable, an outstanding line, but wingers
The forwards, led by acting Cap-1 Newton and Pull were In top notch
Cal. Ruggers After
Win Number Four
BERKELEY, March 18—California's rugby team will be
looking for its fourth win of the season in five starts at 2 p.m.
Saturday when the Bears play the San Francisco Olympic Club
in Memorial Stadium.
Memorial Stadium will be nothing new to the men from San Francisco as ten first stringers ars
former Bear ruggers, while three
others played football and rugby
for Stanford.
Although the Bears were rated
preseasonally as possibly the best
team In university history, the
Club promises to bo a very tough
test. The O.C. boasts a team of top
notch men with such stars as Carl
Van Heuit, former Bear football
safety and scrum half, three-fourths Ed Welch, five-eighths Rick
Callender,   plus   others.
Also the California Injury Hat
has been growing by the week.
Scrum hair Nick Veliotes, and
backs BUI Salnas and Bryan Piper
from British Columbia and Australia respectively are definitely out
of Saturday's game. Lowell Paul
b very Indefinite and Max Howell,
somewhat as they held the hard
fighting Dominion Hotel team to a
2-2 draw, while ln the opening
match of the double-header, Collingwood suffered a 3-0, defeat at
the hands of the Sapperton Athletics.
LOOKED GOOD
The Thunderbirds looked as
though they were going to be an
easy victory as they took a* 2 to 0
first half lead on goals by Bud
Dobson and Doug Andrews.
The completion of* the game changed completely ln the second half
as the Domlnlonltes tied the score
ln the first 20 minutes and continued the pressure for the remainder of the game.
CHIEF8   LOSE   AGAIN
The VBC Chiefs came up with
another good game on Sunday, but
lost out to North Van Celtics 3 to
1. Celtics led 2 to 0 before the
Chiefs started to turn on their so
far hidden power.
Howie Lear tallied the Chiefs
goal on a penalty shot whicli was
called for deliberately pushing a
UBC player away from the ball
In front of the goal.
After that marker, the Chiefs
pressed and should have tied the
score but for some tough luck In
front of the goal.
The final Celtic goal was scored
in the last 10 seconds of the game
as they broke away from the UBC
power attacks.
Face Tough
Game Schedule
Thunderbird soccermen will find
the going tough starting next weekend when they must play two
games ln two days.
First they meet South Hill at
Memorial Park Saturday and follow up with a game against Sp-
perton at Sapperton on Sunday.
UBC must finish its schedule before April 5.
form. Pull, besides running b/l-
llantly, played a strong defensive
game and was more than any one
else responsible for stopping MacKenzie.
Bill Whyte and Danny Oliver
performed faultlessly while Frank
Gower, in the fullback position for
the first time, probably established
himself for good with his steady
and consistent efforts.
After the game, the gigantic cup
was presented to Ralph Mart ;:is m
by President MacKenzie.
$
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''inn!   round   for   tho   B.C.   titlo.
world today,
teutlal.
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