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The Ubyssey
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NO. 12
—Photo by Bruce Jaffray.
Bonfire Gives 'Birds Warm Sendoff
BLAZING SUCCESS was the Kickapoo's monster bonfire, held last night to send Thunderbird footballers off to their Evergreen Conference Game against Linfield. One thousand singing,
yelling and chanting supporters heard Orville Burke give nn inspiring talk. A Dance in Brock
HaU followed the demonstration.
Too Much Work by Science
Students, Claims Physicist
Science students at UBC work
too hgrd, and consequently have
no time to think, says a Oerman
phydicist now lecturing In the
Physics Department.
lie ia Dr. P. A. Kaempffer, who,
at  the  Invitation  of  Dr.   Shrum,
came out from Germany on a Lady
Davis Fellowship.
"Here," he said, "science students are faced with continual examinations and tests with the result that they have no time to
spend on every-day problems.   At
Foresters  Set Pace
In UBC Blood Drive
Forestry students are setting the pace in student blood donations, an official of the Red Cross mobile blood donors clinic told
The'Ubyssey Thursday.
Gottlngen  University  where I oh ]mr]y thl,t1°9 w,th lar*e hands and
blue. Teutonic eyes, he was born
of Prussian parents in Gorlitz,
Silesia. He has a facility with the
English language whicli he learnt
by listening to the American radio
in Munich,
At press time Thursday, students
had donated 991 pints to the clinic,
which will remain on the campus
until next Tuesday. Quota for UBC
ls 1600 pints.
Only 81  persons have been  re
Jeetftd aince the clinic started operating last week. K. S. Louks, exe-
cutlye-secretary of the Vancouver
Red Cross said.
Forestry students have outdon-
ated all other departments so far,
figures reveal. They have already
doubled their quota. Proportionately, women students are responding better to the appeal than
men, officials said.
On Violators
Royal Canadian Mountd Police
detachment at UBC announced
Thursday that they will begin a
crackdown on student drivers who
habitually defy traffic and parking signs on the campus.
"Student drivers are continually
Ignoring the most obvious signs
which state that they can not park
ay stop on the malls," one police
officer said. "In future there will
be no warnings, only tickets.''
Police pointed out that there are
definite areas set aside where students may park their cars during
lectures. It' students are in doubt,
they   should   not   park   but   go   to
More Science
Courses Add
Lab Fees
Architecture and zoology courses have found it necessary to levy
extra fees ranging from $1.50 to $5.
Professor Frederic Lasserre,
head of the architecture department told the Ubyssey that "the
lab fee was added to cover loss
of books and broken drafting
"Last year more than $200 worth
of equipment was either lost or
broken," he added. Professor Las-
sere felt that students suffered
because Jhc department budget
did not allow for replacement of
lost texts.
Three dollar fee collected from
each of 96 architecture students
will be refunded at the ond of the
term if losses are small. Any fee
whicli remains at the end* of the
session will be returned to students.
Zoology students are faced with
a fee for the first time this year.
In the past, the department, has
not  found   this  necessary.
Dr.  VV.  A.  Clemens, department
head,  said  "The lab fee  lias been
under consideration for sometime,
clearly marked areas where park-, ,„„, WUH p(1(  ,nt() effn(,t th|H yo,u.
ing ls legal. j to   cover   the   incroiudng   cost,   of
Police  say  that   some   students,. ,m,s0,.V(>d    a|1(
despite three years attendance at; pa,H   w^\v\x   .,,,,
I'BC. are still not aware of park- J p,.u,,, •■
ing areas. '' ]
Queried  about  traffic  conditions
hero  this  year, one  police  officer J
described   them   as   "considerably
better." .
He said tills was due to the fact
that a lower enrolment had cut
the number of cars converging on
the campus each morning.
talned my MA and PhD, exams
are all oral. I believe oral tests arc
a much better Indication of what
a student knows than are written
A  tall,  heavy  set  man  ln  his
Council Approval For
Peace Petition Seen
Officers See
Certain Passage
Freshmen will cast aside their books and worries for an
afternoon of dancing today in the main lounge of Brock
The tea Dance, sponsored by the Freshman Undergraduate Society, is only for frosh, Don Marshall, president of
FUS said. Admission to the function is 10 cents.
"We urge all Freshmen to attend this dance since it is
the first all-Frosh function of the year, and it is imperative
that it be successful," Marshall said.
UBC's Radio Society will pipe music for the dance
from their studios in the basement of Brock Hall. Dancing
hours are 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be available.
Traffic Commission
Reroutes Parade
Downtown Route Refused;
Alternate Ont Suggested
Vancouver official traffic commission Wednesday refused
permission to the Kickapoo Club to stage a giant Homecoming
Parade through downtown Vancouver, November 4.
Vancouvers official traffic com-^
double     injected
rising   rapidly   in
At present he Is studying low
temperature theories and lecturing,
while waiting the arrival of a helium liquefier from Boston. This
valuable piece of apparatus will
enable him to observe tho effects
of liquid helium when cooled to
absolute zero,
"Liquid helium," he explained,
"has no viscosity. That is, it appears immune to the natural laws
which act upon all other liquids.
When poured into a glass, lt will
flow over the rim in seeming defiance of gravity. I hope to solve
the mysteries of this strange phenomenon."
A "liberal" by nature he spoke
at great, lengths on the iniquities
of the Nazi Regime in Germany.
"I hate revelations by the state,
and found the changes wrought by
the Nazis in the high school at
Gorlitz distasteful. Eveyy month a
History essay was assigned on such
topics as the relationship of the
individual to the state with the
supremacy of the state as the
prescribed conclusion. Students
were forced to follow the party
line in the presentation of their
"Progress was seriously obstructed in Germany by making
science conform to Nazi dogma,"
he continued. "The Nazis contributed to their own downfall by
forcing brilliant Jewish scientists
to flee the country and by murdering theni In concentration camps."
lie lias great respect for the
pre-war German Army in which
he servoil for half a year doing
compulsory military and labor
"io   Siegfried   Line   in
Average fee In lhe department
is around .fl! hut comparative anatomy sludenls are paying $.*>,
Miology. phslcs and bacteriology courses have not as yet raised their evisting lah fees and will
not do so U it can be avoided.
"At that time," he said, "the
army was a small, higliy-traiued
group of professional warriors
trained in the rigid, Prussian tradition. The officer class distrusted
Nazism, and had nothing but contempt for Hitler whom they regarded as au upstart."
mission Wednesday refused permission to the Kickapoo Club to
stage a giant Homecoming Parade
through downtown Vancouver, November 4.
Aldermen meeting ln committee
refused permission to the club on
the grounds that It would stall
traffic for at least two h>|»rs during the Saturday rush period.
They offered to allow the parade to use the downtown route on
Wednesday. Kickapoo officials
said this would not be feasible
since they wished to attract as
many people as possible to UBC for
they pointed out that the -downtown-
area, except for office buildings,
is  deserted on  Wednesday.
The giant parade, consisting of
dozens of floats from campus aud
other organizations .will form up
at UBC at noon and return here
by 2 p.m. for the UBC-Norlhern
Idaho College Homecoming game.
At half time the parade will b-:
shown to students and grads. It
will proceeds around the cinder
oval on the perimeter of the football field.
Theme of the parade will be to
show what students have done towards the completion of the university. Floats depicting such contributions as the Stadium, Brock
Hall, old Gym and Armory will be
Purpose is to impress grad.i at
Homecoming, to show the Vancouver public that there is plenty of
student spirit at UBC to Justify government use of funds for new building and to further boost student
spirit on the campus.
Participants will be all undergraduate societies, all clubs aud
fraternities and sororities. Two
faternities will work with one sorority to make eight greek tfi'i"W
who will enter one float each. Some
outside groups will also enter
floats. Peter Dyke, campus barber,
has already signified his intention
to do so.
Tween Cfosses
Lack of Students
May Lead to UN
Week Failure
United Nations Week at UBC
may fall because there are not
enough students to fulfill the essential tasks of organization aaid
JAMES VANCE, national president of the I-mglnering Institute
of Canada, will speak before the
campus chapter at 12:30 p.m. today ln the auditorium.
Hall will be the scene of a general
meeting of Mamooks, Monday at
12:30 p.m.
Student Council will allow
members of the Student Peace
Movement to circulate the
Stockholm Appeal at UBC if
they go through the regular
channels and obtain student
government permission.
This wad indicated today In
statements from AMS president
Nonie Donaldson and public relations officer Chuck Marshall
when they were queried regarding
the plans of ythe Peace Novement
They pointed out that no request has yet been made to Stu*
dent Council but both said that it
would   probably  be   approved.
A member of the executive of the
Student Peace Movement is quoted
as saying, "We would like to clrcu-
late the petition here but we will
first have to get approval of Stu*
dent Council.'"
She was quoted at, the conclusion of a speech by writer Ray
Gardner, who addressed students
on the appeal ln Physics 200 Thursday at 12:30 p.m.
No Indication was glveh by the
executive member by other officials »of when they would put their
request before Council.
"I feel that the signing of this
petition is an individual's choice,"
said Miss Donaldson, "Everyone,
before they sign, should aquaint
themselves thoroughly with the
background and the pros and cone
of the petition J'
"The matter will be thoroughly
discussed at Council meeting,"
Marshall said, "anytime that such
a request is  made,"
He pointed out that UBC has
aways been noted for its liberal
attitude towards all political questions and said he would recommend that such an attitude be extended towards this appeal.
"It ls a matter," he said, "which
only students as individuals can
Claim Petition Stops
Use of Atomic Bomb
The Stockholm Appeal prevented the dropping of the atomic
bomb on the innocent people of Korea, claimed Ray Gardner, a
former Vancouver newspaper man, who spoke under trie auspices of the Student Peace Movement at UBC Thursday.
"BOO   million    people   from    all*
countries  have  signed  the  appeal
which originated in Stockholm last
May." he said "and it is because
of their signatures that  the governments did not use the bomb "
He said that the cold war started
as soon the first atomic bomb was
dropped on Nagasaki and only
through the removal of the bomb
will a new atmosphere be created
between the nations favorable to
negoclations which will lead to
world peace.
He stated that in remaining silent about it, people aa-e condoning the use of the bcxinb, therefore   we   should   not   be   hesitant
about  signing  the  Stockholm  appeal.
ll went on to say that It ls above
the battles of ldealogies and politics and tfiat the appeal had been
signed by men and women of all
professions including cardinals,
rabbis and mlnlsters-particularly
of the United Church.
"The three downtown newspapers have deliberately suppressed
the truth about the appeal and lu
some cases distorted the truth" he
claimed. "When the war in Korea
broke out we stated our position
regarding it, but the newspapers
refused to print it."
Novices Feature Fall Plays
Following a new policy this year,
the Players' Club will feature all
its dramatic novices but few old-
timers in three fall plays.
The chosen trio of dramas take
large casts, thus giving over fin
new members an immediate chance
"to tread the boards", said eluU
executive members.
"Rvery Man," directed by Cerald
Newman, Is a fifteenth century
medieval morality play. It studies
the imminence of death and follows "Kvery Man" on his pilgrimage of purification before death.
Heading the large cast are Sandy
Manson, Norm Young, Rolf Schro-
I der and Doreen Odllng.
t One of Tennessee Williams' belter known plays, "The Lady of
Larkspur Lotion,'' a psychosomatic
interlude, is directed by Mrs. K.li.C
Woods, wife of retired Professor
Woods,  founder of the club.
Taking   place   in   the   slum   district   of. New   Orleans,   it   gives   aj
portrait,   of   a   middle-aged   woman'
who can't  face reality and  her deplorable  living  conditions.   Players j
are   Marilyn   Miller,  iOthyl  Sinister-
and  Maryan  Maeiejewski.
On the lighter side is "Eros at
Breakfast." a popular farce by
Canadian playwright Koherlsou
Davies.   Director   ia   Uobiu   Terry. ,
"Eros" is rather unusual in that
it studies thi- solar plexus of a
young college student falling ln
love. Slanted with an appeal to
varsity students, the action of the
farce rests in a discussion of the
youth's ardent reactions, by such
characters as die heart, liver and
intellect. Cast m lead roles aro
llruce Peyinan. Joy ltetl and Halph
This year Ihe club boasts several members with wide technical cvperieiice. Students will he
able to obtain a limited number
of free tickets for performances
ou November I-I and l.V Private
performances will be ludd November 10 und IT. Page 2
Friday, October 20, 1950
The Ubyssey
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Editorial opinions expressed herein are those of the editorial staff of The Ubyssey and not
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GENERAL STAFF: Copy Editor, Jim Banham; CUP Editor, Joan Churchill; Women's
Editor, Joan Fraser; Sports Editor, Ron Pinchin; Fine Arts Editor, John Brockington.
Associate Editor—MYRA GREEN
Mute Greek
Bruce A. Lee left this campus Wednesday
for Arizona to preside over the affairs of all
Inttr*Frflternity councils in the Western region of North America.
With him he took the good wishes of all
UBC fraternities, whose members were
naturally elated over the prospect of a British Columbian receiving a position of such
high honor and responsibility.
The Ubyssey joins them in their feelings
toward Resident Lee and his mission to Tucson, but we regret that IFC here has not
given him the support he deserves.
High on the agenda at the conference is
the question of racism in fraternities. Undoubtedly, it is a question to which the UBC
representative could have provided some
thought-provoking answers.
But UBC Greeks have left Lee virtually
mute on the matter: They failed completely to
give him any indication of their feelings to-
w»rd racism.
We have no intention of making any un-
realistic charges that Greeks here are a fanatical peck of racial snobs. Such charges are
mflffe from time to time by uniformed per
sons who have a sterotyed impression of fraternities, based on the opinions of other uninformed persons.
We are not so smug as to think that
Greek?, or any other group of UBC students,
ore completely without even one iota of racial
intolerance. But we do think that among a
council of American fraternities, UBC would
hove voiced a'liberal opinion that might possibly have given our American cousins a new
slant ov two on the topic.
Since racial liberalism appears to be
practiced to some degree among UBC fraternities, we feel it particularly regrettable
that they did not make their true position
. *
We scarcely expect that Bruce Lee will
sit dumbfounded, making no protest, if some
'of his fraternity brothers from the south
begin to talk about Greek Letter Societies for
"white Christians" or "white Protestants."
But it would have been a comfort to Lee
nnd a credit to IFC here if he had been given
Rssurance that he could speak for UBC fraternities and know they were fully behind
Calm Down, Mr. Winch
Mr. Harold Winch had some worthwhile
points in his address to the CCF Club Wednesday but, as usual, his emotive demagogu-
ary could not but leave us with a nasty taste
in fhe mouth.
We are prepared to admit that there is
much wrong with the government's treatment of our natural resources and we are not
particularly fond of the public utilities commission's policy of guarantying profits while
the government sees no reason for a guaranty of wages.
So far, Mr. Winch was quite right. But
the situation, like most political problems, is
not one which can not be rigidly divided into
black ard white. The government has done
much toward the conservation of resources
and even unashamed capitalists like Mr. H.
R. MacMillan have conservation programs
which, if far from perfect, are steadily improving, f if*
Similarly the unemployment insurance
system is grossly inadquate and even its tiny
benefits .".re denied to large sections of the
populace. But the federal government is even
now looking into its revision and it must be
remembered that even the present system is
infinate'y preferable to no scheme at all.
The public's quarrel with the CCF is, in
general, not so much one over policy as one
expressive of the intense distaste of most
thinking people for rabble-rousing. It is Mr.
Winch and other like him who destroy much
cf the e^ood work done by Mr. M. J. Coldwell
and the mature sober thinkers of the party.
By Gerald New mon
Reality And Idealism Form
Mozart's Genius In Opera
Although it is not generally remarked
upon, it would seem to me that a distinguishing mark of genius is the ability to run both
hot and cold water from the same tap at the
same time. In any case, it is so with Mozart.
While Mozart was working at "The Magic
Flute," Death came to have a chat. Musicologists tell us that Death was not Death at all
but merely the servant of a certain Count
Walsegg who was anxious for Mozart to
write a magnificent Requiem Mass. The
Count knew very little about music, but he
did sn wish to impress his friends. Would
Mozart? For a handsome remuneration? Certainly.
But Mozart was not deceived, He knew
that thin was Death before him. He knew that
the final service was to be done not for the
Count but for himself. And he cried out as
another had done "Where art thou Death,
thou -nightly messenger?", then resigned himself to the production of his most visual music.
This is a quality of Mozart's genius. Here
is thc hot and cold water Mozart in the tap.
In a ii-ngle expiring effort Mozart was at
once giving breath to what is most ideal in
the thought of man and to what is most painfully real in the life of man. "The Magic Flute''
is faith in man and hi.s capacity for brotherhood faith in his capacity for self-purification. The "Requiem Mass" is death. How
strange nre the ways of creation. What is real
in our days cannot be expressed. The mass
is unfinished, it's final movements Mozart's
pauper grave.
This is surely the point of "The Magic
Flute": faith in the brotherhood of man and
in man himself. It is just as surely the point
which ihe Vancouver Opera Theatre has
missed. The producer has thought as others
before him, that because there are some
comic elements and serious elements in a
work, Ihat the work must be equally comic
and serious but that is not the case. Shaftesbury Ins not been listened to: Truth . . . may
boar all lights and one of those priniciple
lights ... is ridicule itself. It is forgotten
that ihere is a £ool in "King Lear" and that
hip comic functions to reinforce the seriousness of the whole. It it too much to ask that
Pagngeno grow up to be a fool of Tamino? In
the performance Tamino has taken his shoes
off and we find him footless. And the consequence.
\yc have £wo operas here. One centres
about the serious implications of Zorastra
and ir comparatively successful. The other
is music hall buffonnery of Papagego. Tamino wonders aimlessly between and we with
him. Schikander was interested in a comic
rhnraeler for himself. But Mozart was not.
He has given us a musical whole. "Bei Maen-
norn" 's the touchstone for Papageno, not the
clowning. To follow Schikaneder is useless
pedantry. To all such I say as Dido did to
Aeneas (Aeneid, Bk. 6. 1. 49): Bah! i
It Is argued that a professional
company contains actors, directors
and technicians who have made
the theatre their work—have learned it as a profession, and bo are
better- equipped to present good
theatre. It. is also said that professional theatre people have the
whole day to think and work on
their show, thus concentrating the
best of themselves in it, while the
amateur puts the best of himself
Into his dally job, and conies to
rehearsals tired after a long day
of work. The conclusions to these
arguments then 1b "well of,course
you can't Judge an amateur and
professional production on the
same basis."
This seems to be a deplorable
attitude. First of all because it
puts the amateur In the position
that mokes him and his audience
expect an inferior production. Secondly, because good theatre is good
whether it ls produced by the
Theatre  Guild  or  the Vancouver
Little Theatre.
The latest Vancouver Little
Theatre production "See How They
Run" by Philip King was branded
at once in my mind by the word
"amateurish." (It's a horrible word,
and doesn't necessarily apply to
amateur shows.) The play Itself
Is a comedy of situation — very
funny although inclined to be
dragged out at the end, but the
play has nothing to do with my
criticism on "amateurism." All the
actors showed better than average
ability, at least they showed that
they eould have showed It, and
they also seemed Intelligent and
able to understand what was required of them, hut somehow the
show Just wasn't sewed up. Anyway, here's to more and better
amateur, not amateurish, shows.
Through special arrangements with photographers,
graduation pictures for the Publications Board annual, the
Totem, will be taken up lo the end of this month.
"We haven't nearly completed all the graduation clasj
yet," Hugh Cameron, editor of the annual, said, "and we
want everyone to have a chance to have their pictures
Grads may have their pictures taken in the Publication Board studios in Hut. A7 behind Brock Hall Smaller
lineups have cut waiting time to less than 10 minutes,
according to photographers.
McKenzie Address
Opens UN Week
Flog Ceremony on UN Day
Start of Full Activity Program
Tuesday, a peace starved world will observe United Nations
At UnC, UN week will be started
with a flag-raising ceremony Tuesday noon at the Mall flag pole.
The program will include an address by Dr. N.A.M. MacKenzie and
music by the university's colourful
pipe band. In case of rain, the
ceremony will be hold in Arts too.
Tuesday evening the United Nations Club is mobilizing a group
to attend the model Security Council to be held In the Christmas
Seal Auditorium at Tenth and
Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.. Elmore Philpott will speak in Engineering 200.
Dorothy Steeves, former CCF
MLA, will give an address Thursday, on the technical assistance
program, also In Engineering 200.
Friday noon in the auditorium,
a series of UNESCO films will be
shown, with a commentary by
Mrs. E, L, Stephens, secretary of
the Vancouver branch of the United Nations organisation. The pro
gram will be directed to emphasize
Canada's contribution through technical assistance and the UN special
Letters To The Editor
Editor, The Ubyssey,
Dear  Sir:
Of recent weeks there has been
a great outcry by American football tons who claim that the University of B.C. aiylhcfrltles are
remiss in not giving proper support to this game.
These football fanatics, among
whom are some sports writers,
demand the inaugeratlon here ot
Athletic Scholarships, which, they
claim, will enable deserving stu
dtnts to carry on with their studies at the university and at the
same time bolster the Varsity
squad so that it might compete
on even terms with some AmerK
can kindergarten.
University authorities and students who pay attention to such
folly should have their heads examined. The very fact that scholarships are required to keep a
game going is enough in Itself to
ban the game from the campus.
Are Athletic Scholarships demanded for English rugby, soccer,
basketball, track? And yet these
rugby teams, soccer teams, etc.,
without any tremendous ballyhoo
by the press such as is accrftod
American football, compete successfully against real competition
while this much-publicised American football squad is pummelled
into oblivion by some obscure little
What are tne real facts concerning this game?
First, as a spectator sport to
which rah rail boys can bring dew-
eyed froshethes sporting their latest fur coat, American football
ranks very high. As a game demanding real athletic ability and
Individual initiative, American football trails far behind soccer, basketball, rugby, badminton or ping-
pong. It does, however, have much
In common with chess, in that a
number of pawns are pushed
around by a mastermind.
Second, who plays it? A mere
handful of enthusiastic boys in
a few of our secondary schools,
plus a few others who have left
school as opposed to the hundreds
who play basketball and the thou-
■sands who play soccer. Unless
every boy, from the time he learns
to walk, plays American football,
what earthly chance lias UBC to
produce a team worth mentioning.
Third, while it may be barely
possible that Athletic Scholarships
will help one or two worthy students, they most certainly will
make athletic bums out of the hoys
who will attend the university for
two reasons only—to stay out of
work or to piny football,
Am I suggesting Unit Varsity
drop this game? Not a bit of It
I suggest;
1. That UBC get rid of
paid coaches who whine because
students miss practice because—of
all things—studies.
2 That Varsity enter the locnl
Big Four league or revive the
Hardy Cup series.
3 That both Varsity and the press
should continue to support, in
much greater measure, teams more
worthy of such support, namely
English rugby and soccer teams.
Athletic  Rep  of  Arts  ':W.
40I8W. 10th Ave.
Special Student
Across From Varsity Theatre
8:30 P.M.
i.100 W. llllli Ave. (Also at 7112 Granville)
See Our WAH Ill's by
llnlovu, I'lfiin, Griicn, Holex, Kir.
L'sr our Xmas lay-away plan. Any
deposit will hold arllcles until Xmas
ALma 12009 Friday, October 20, 1950
Page 3
Panhell Dates Set
Months in Advance
Did you see that editorial titled "Untroubled Waters" in
last week's Ubyssey?
Blame for lack of student attendence at the general meeting
of the AMS was placed on the shoulders of the girls in Greek
letter societies, because, the article said, sororities had "chosen
Thutsday to announce their bids."
The article implied that the sor-
orttles heard that the general meeting was to be held Thursday, bv
they suddenly decided to bid that
I was speaking to Dodie O'Brien,
president of- the Pan-Hellenic
Council, the other day, and asked
her when the bidding day bad boei;
chosen. Pan-Hellenic evidently
made all Its plans for rushing, last
May. The AMS meeting was sud-
+ H
Artswomen are finally getting together to organize a peppy faculty
group, At a meeting Tuesday, Irene
Thorburn was elected fourth year
Arts rep, and Beth t Estey Intramurals manager. Masy Lett, third
year Artswomen, and. Rev Nelgon,
Com pus Women
Sally Gets Gavel
To Replace Nonie
Pretty Sally Heard, who this
week took the chair of the Women's Undergraduate Society, hardly expected to be undertaking the
tasks of WUS president.
Elected vice-president of the
group ln March, she has' stepped
in since Nonie Donaldson resigned
her WUS position to assume Alma
Mater Society presidency. Nonie
handed Sally the presidential gavel
at the last WUS meeting.        •
"Nonie laid such a good ground
plan for the year's work I'm sure
things will run very smoothly
for us,'' Sally said when asked
about her new status. "WUS meetings were held during the summer
so the girls knew the plans for
the year.
"The executive Ih very enthusiastic and helpful, and we're all hoping for a record year." Plans will
carry on as they had been sketched during the summer so there
will lie no major upsets in the activities programme.
denly  changed   from  the  original
date planned one week earlier.
Another point which the editorial seems to have missed Is that
the entire number of students affected by sorority rushing is only
about four hundred-out of over six
thousand attending the university.
What happened to the other two
or three thousand who failed to
turn up"
second year rep, were elected last
year, while the frosh representative will be elected soon. They'
even have a publicity committee
this year—Inabeth Dryburgh, "Jimmy" Murdoch, and Janet Jabour,
as if they have son)? big plans for
the coming year.
*      '*       *
I don't know whether or not It's
a good idea to get a book of etl-
livered to our house fmd I've been
spending my time reading it ever
since. It's formal title ls "Vogue's
Book of Etiquette"-—"a complete
guide to traditional forms and modern usuage." It does bring etiquette
down to a sensible level.
Hut I have found out aomo very
interesting things. For Instance, 1
know the rules of gambling; whether you are host or guest. If someone is cheating at a gambling game,
"the most discreet thing to do . . .
ls to retire from the game under
some pretext* or other." Ways of
collecting a debt were also discussed.
I'nder the section concerning
correct word usuage, I found some
quite amusing things. "BOYFRIEND" should not be used in
place of   "bean."
The thought ot any person being
described as a "date" chills the
marrow of the correct person. "He's
my date for tomorrow evening" Is
bad usage. He'a my beau for tomorrow evening ls correct."
The idea of the world "corsage"
being used to describe flowers
shocks Vogue's editors. 'CORSAGE'
should not be used inst?ad of
"flowers," or "flowers to wear",
or "bouquet."
Correct, manners for the continent are also described. Informal
continental introductions aro given. Seating plans for any occasion
are set forth. Clothes for the correctly dressed servants are pictured and almost any questious
concerning correct behavior are
answered in the book.
But most important, I now what
to do if I am ever asked to the
White House. All previous engagements must be cancelled Immediately, and a formal note dispatched
starting that "due to an invitation
to the White House" I regret that
I wUl have to cancel the date. (This
word is correct here. I double-
checked.) I feel very relieved. I
was so worried about the possibility of being asked there.
"Pardon me, Mr. Wes. Bang! May I ask to
what you ascribe your phenomenal success?"
"Sure! A lot of practice—and a little 'Vaseline'
Hair Tonic every day to 'check' Dry Scalp arid
keep my hair in position."
Vaseline HAIR FONK
PARKER PEN, grey with gold rilled top. New looking nib. Between
Aggie bldg. and bus stop. Tuesday
Oct. 17th. Please turn into Lost ft
WATERMAN'S PEN with grey cap
and red base. Finder please band
ip to book-store or Lost & Found.
pen, graduation gift. Please phone
CH  6117. ~
twen Acadia Camp and University
op 19th Oct. Please turn into Lost
& Found.
GLASSES, heavy horn rimmed, lgt.
brown, Xpply at Lost & Found.
BRACELET, wjde silver. May be
Identified at, Lost ft Foiind,
GLASSES, horn rimmed ln case.
May be Identified at I-pat ft Found.
BOOTS, ladies rubber. May be identified at Lost & Found.
SCARF, large silk. May be Identified at Lost ft Found.
SLIDE RULE In leather case. May
be Identified at Lost A Found.
WALLET.   May   be  identified   al
Lpst & Found.
ROOM   ft    BOARD   in   friendly
hpme,   |60.   Phone   AL  0819Y  or
call at 4092 W 10th.
SINGLE  ROOM  WITH  breakfast
or full board. Ride available for
S;30's Mon. to Sat. Phone CB 4431.
COMFORTABLE  basement  room
close Xq UBG gates. $15 for room,
breakfast and luncji optional for
non-drinking boy* AL 03.'8L.
WARM  ROOM  available  for  two
g|rls,   board   optional   or   use   ol
kitchen, 10 mln. walk to UBC. AL
HOUSEKEEPING   suite   suitable
tor two. Fully furnished, outside
entrance. $35 per month. 4477 W-
15th or phone AL 0719R.
THREE warm basement rooms,
separate entrance. Accommodate
3 male students. Cooking facilities;
breakfast optional. AL 0104 M.
ROOM WITH BOARD for two girls
sharing. Very large rootoi with
twin beds, fireplace, sunporch, in
nice home only 3 blocks from campus. Help with children and housework may be accepted as partial
payment. Foreign students welcome. Phone AL 3108M.
ONE DOUBLE light-housekeeping
room, fully equipped, close to UBC
gates. Reasonable rates. Ideal for
two. varsity boys. Apply at 4487 W
13th or phone AL 0651L.
LARGE BEDROOM with twin beds,
automatic heat, kitchenette on 10th
Ave. bus line, Phone AL 09i"i3Y.
RIDERS    WANTED    for    9:30's.
Start   from   Blenheim   and   24th.
Any convenient route. Phone Pete
CH 6080.
RIDE WANTED for 8:30's Tuesdays and Thursdays from West
End. Phone Barney, PA 1965.
Van. Phone Bob Norminton, North
RIDE WANTED for one from 41st
ft West Boulevard for 8:30's. Ph.
Colin at KE 0289R.
flying standard," $350. Phone MA
1855  or  CE  8769.
BAKER  MICROSCOPE. With  accessories.   Latest   model.   Perfect
condition. Phone AL 1842L.
'28 FORD COACH, motor ln excellent  condition.  Tires  good.  $125.
Phone GL 2049R before 10 p.m.
HOUSE  TRAILER  equipped   with
bed,  electric  stove,  ice-box,   fully
furnished. Price $400. Apply trailer No. 21 at Camp No. 1, Acadia
In French, German, Russian, Spanish and other Languages
UnfUflphont Institute of Canada
1394 West Seth Ave. KErrisdale 2103-R
Camp after 5:30.
TUXEDO with black waistcoat and
extra   tailcoat   with   white   waistcoat,  six  foot,  medium build  for
$25 complete. KK 0905L.
CATHODE   RAY   TUBE,   magnetic  deflection  typo  with  focusing
oils,    double    Bcreeh    phosphorus,
long and short; tube value is $45.50
wholesale., What offers. Reply  to
A. Beach ln care of classified.
LE1CA   F2   summar   filters,   sunshade case. OE meter. AL 1526L.
Acadia   trailer   camp   No.   2.   AL
ENGLISH TUTOR urgently needed for one evening's work. Please
leave telephone number In Classified.
EXPERIENCED   steno   will   take
diction or type theses at home.
Phone CH 2627 or call at 2936 W
SOCIAL PROBLEMS CLUB elections, Friday at 12:30 In Arts 102.
Note room change.
P1LLATEUL SOCIETY club meeting every Wednesday noon in Arts
201. Come and swap your stamps.
YOUR WORK LOOKS better typed
Eloise St. AL 0655R.
of music plus 10 per cent for services. PA  1613.
ATTENTION ARCHERS, All members and all interested are re-
qjuested to be present at meeting
in Arts 104on Thurs. Oct. 19that
12:30. This* is your opportunity
to find out about a club that of'
fers free, valuable instruction and
equipment. The success of this club
depends  upon your support.
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texture, and cut. The smart
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Margo's snappy wool jersey dress features small
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belt, and roomy pockets.
Several different colour
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Dresses—Second   floor.
Friday, October 20, 1950
Letter To The Iditor
Grad Denounces
American Football
(The oplom expressed in the
following letter are those of tbe
writer only. In a statement to the
Ubyssey, Mr. Frank Turner, permanent secretary of the Alumni Association, stated that members of
the Alumni executive do not necessarily agree with the context of
this letter.)
Sports Editor, "Ubyssey,"
University of British Columbia,
Vancouver, B.C.
Dear  Sir:
As an alumnus of UBC I am
prompted to express my opinions
on the question pf American Football at UBC which Is now receiving
bo much  publicity.
I know my views are widely held
by other alumni who have the Interest of UJ3C at heart.
The fact that our American foot-
MH team ls not able to provide
worthwhile competition for the
other teams In the Evergreen Conference Is no reflection on the players or coaches.
The tact that insufficient students of appropriate calibre turn
out for American football Indi
cates that basically they are not
Interested In playing American
football. No doubt that Is due to
the fact that:
(a) They have not play^l Ameri
can football at high school.
(b) They have derived equal If
not more satisfaction ln playing
Canadian football and/or rugby at
high schools, both games of which
are supported by the high school
(c) They prefer to play* rugby
at UBC.
Obviously, then, we do not have
the player material to field a good
American football team.
It Is Pot practical to expect the
high schools to play American football. After all, we do live ln Canada. Even now after years of promotion the cost of equipping high
school teams to play Canadian
football is a severe handicap to
the game. Our mild coast climate
with soft ground surfaces is ideal
!or rugby, which requires to the
minimum of expensive equipment,
The only other alternative is to
provide athletic scholarships and
pay prominent American student
players to attend UBC.
Who are going to provide the
funds which would be appreciable,
required for such a programme'"
Certainly we do not want our B.C.
taxpayers' money diverted to such
a purpose. Would not fielding a
team of imported American football players place our team as
playing under false colours? I
would not feel proud in supporting
such a team—1 don't believe you
would. JJijch a team would not be
a credit to UBC!
The above facts Indicate clearly
that, American football Is not practical at UBC! If further proof of
this fact is necessary to convince
some, our experience ln the past
few years proves lt. In spite of a
splendid effort by an active group
forming the Quarter-Back Club to
support American football on the
campus, it has been a dismal failure!
Having given American football
a good trial, let's have no regrets
In dropping It from tbe campus
sports. Let's provide the same promotional effort now given to American football to building up and
supporting Canadian football teams
to compete in the local Big 4
league and to our rugby teams
playing in the Miller Cup and McKecknie Cup competitions. Also
let's support our soccer teams with
the hope that possibly once again
they might become worthy competitors in the first division league.
I believe we will win more friends to the support of the university in all its various endeavours by hiving teams compete
successfully in local and community sports.
Let's be practical and face the
Turn Est!
Jack Underhill.
Member Alumni Executive.
Conditioned 'Bird
Ruggers After Win
Albert Laithwaites's well conditioned athletes play still
another game in the Miller Cup series, having tied the first
tussle and winning the second.
They  are,   of  course,  the  UBC<$>
Chiefs—future  Thunderbirds—who
annually play the California Bears
for the World Cup.
Last year the 'Birds, choked full
of English rugby stars (most of
whom have graduated,) regained
the cup which they had lost the
year before.
This season they hope to hold
the honors, and you can be sure
that their showing before Christmas will Indicate very strongly
the calibre of team which will be
started against the southern giants.
Record up to this third ha<ne has
been only fair, but this may be
attributed to the necessary addition of many new players, which
creates a somewhat loose ball team.
In their first contest, the team
managed only a three-all tie with
the Vindex Club, but the following week, they downed the Ex-
Britannia group to register in the
win column.
Saturday's tilt is scheduled for
Central Park against the powerful
South Burnaby clan. Game time
is 3 p.m.
Artsmen Interested In turning
out and playing on Ice hockey, volleyball, soccer, golf, badminton,
table tennis of cross country teams
are asked to contact Peter Praslols
at AL 0171M.
*       •      •
UBC Thunderbird hockey team
will hold a practice Sunday morning from 7:00 to 8:0C a.m. at Kerrisdale Arena.
Any player Interested in trying
out with the team who has not
already done so, Is invited to attend.
All players who have already
been elected for the team are reminded that an Important meeting
will follow the practice. Everybody
Letter High
In the above letter, the students
pf   the   university   are   asked   to
"face facts.'' Let us, then, do so.
Since the formal burying of apparent lethargy among members of
the student body, a number of popular misconceptions have arisen. I
am deeply indebted to one of my
lecturers on this point.
In his letter, Mr. Underhill lias
expressed athletics at UBC only In
terms of American Football,* with
but light mention of two other
sports on the campus. He is advocating abolishment of the American football plan in preference
of concentrating individual efforts
on other remaining campus athletics.
If Mr. Underhill will investigate
a little further, he will find that
the abolishment of American foot-
bail means abolishment of all
inter-collegiate  competition.
According to terms of agreement of the Evergreen Conference,
UBC must participate in each of
four major sports to retain its
franchise with the league. Dropping any one of football, basketball, track and field or baseball
from the Evergreen Confrence. and
UBC will he obliged either to revert to inter-clty competition or
to intramural activity and nothing more.
Mr. Underhill states that stu
dents "prefer to play rugby at
UBC." If tills were true, I strongly
■doubt that fhe school would be
able to brag of its soccer, basketball, Ice or grass hockey or. swimming teams.
Mr. Underhill states, "the only
alternative is to provide athletic
scholarships and pay prominent
American student players to attend  UBC."
Let me quote for the March issue of the Alumni Chronicle. In a
letter from the Quarterback Club
to a Chronicle football editorial,
Dave Brousson, chairman of the
group, said, "we do not advocate
'professional college sport,' or 'uth-
etic bums at I'liC, but surely we
can make it possible for our own
sons to play for our own Alma
With due respect to the American colleges, the aim of a scholarship plan ut UPC is not to liiro
athletes from south os the border,
but,  on  the  contrary,  TO  HOLD
Funds obtained from B.C. taxpayers, If any, should he retained
for B.C. athletes, and such i.s the
Mr. Underhill says students
"have not played American football   at   high   school."
If Mr. Underhill will check his
facts, however, he will find that
the American football code was
adopted In the high schools two
years ago, although full effects
of the program have not yet reached UBC.
'Jf, American football is not
maintained at the university, what
is to be done with the stadium?
Certainly the calibre of soccer
or English rugby in British Columbia is not of such a standard that
lt will draw 45.000 or more spectators.
Mr. Underhill says that football
on the campus has been a "dismal failure." According to statistics, however, the grid game, has
drawn far more financially than
any other sport on the campus.
Does this suggest complete failure?
Proper handling of an athletic
.scholarship plan, and football on
the campus would be an asset to
the university, rather than a liability as apparently suggested In
Mr. Underbill's statement.
Monday,  Oct. 23
1. Commerce vs "Redshirts
2. Norvans vs Eng. 1
Tuesday, Oct. 24
1. Anglican Col vs Law
2. P.E.  vs  Aggie
Wednesday, Oct. 25
1. Kappa Sig vs Norvans
2. Zebes vs Zetes
Thursday,   Oct.   26.
1. Phi Delt vs Meds
2. Psi U vs Machs
Friday,   Oct.      27
1. D.U. vs Commerce
2. Pre Med vs Redshirts
Monday, Oct. 23. Field House
1. Dawson Club vs Test-Tubers
2. Magees vs PEC
3. Arts A vs Kampus Kids
Tuesday, October 24. Gymnasium
11. Eng 1 vs Ridge Ramblers
2. PEA vs Staff
Field House
1. Pharmacy B vs Fort Camp
2. Chinese Club vs Victoria
3. Newman A vs Noyvans
Thursday, Oct. 26. Field House
12:30 p.m.
1. Forestry vs Pre Med
2. Newman A ps NEA
3. Fiji A vs'Zebes A
1:30  p.m.
1. Alpha Dolt vs Psi U.
2. DU B vs Redshirts
3. Phi Delt B vs Zebes B
Friday, Oct. 27. Field House
1. Ex-Byng vs Law
2. Beta A vs ATOA
3. Jayo vs Magees
The seener yon insure the less your
Insurance costs. Time brings changes.
Today, while you aro insurable,
ERIC V. CHOWN, LL.B., Branch Manager
Vancouver Branch Office — 402 W. Pender Street
Birdmen Off To
Little Linfield
For Another Try
Mere twenty-five Thunderbird football players left early
this morning for far off Linfield College at McMinville,
Oregon to battle with another
powerful little American
Besides the gruelling bus trip,
Linfield will probaby show their
visitors an example of what little
American colleges can do.
Little Linfleld beat Whitman College Missionaries 21-0, the Identical score that Whitman chalked
up against the Thunderbirds only
two weeks ago.
Both head coach Orville Burke
and Jelly Anderson will be going
along with the boys, as will trainer Johnny Cowen, three managers
and Ubyssey sport editor, Ron Pinchin, who will cover the game for
this paper.
When they left by bus at 8:00
a.m. this morning, tackle Gil Steer
was not with them. He has an
exam but will fly down early tomorrow   morning.
Tony Bottomley will be playing
ln tackle position tomorrow, but
the rest'of the team Is to remain
just about the same.
Sports Editor—RON PINCHIN
4180 W. 11th Ave. ALma 0015R
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