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 The Daily Ubyssey
Vol. XXX
No. ',3.
Health  Service  Orders
X-Rays in TB Outbreak
NO LONGER A MAN'S WORLD is the field of architecture. Here two coeds who aspire to
become architects, Jane Ellerton and Pamela McTaggart-Cowan, plague a fellow student, John
Hoff, who is working not so intently on space m odulators.   See story on page 3.
Colin Foster, a young man with a job, is in a tizzy.
Friday morning will herald the arrival of 60 musicians from
the University of Washington, and Chief Billetting Officer
Foster so far has places for only twelve of them to sleep.
Foster is thus making an urgent plea for names of students who are willing to provide sleeping quarters next Friday night and breakfast the following morning for one or
more of the American visitors.
Those who provide such accomodation are invited free
of charge to a dance in Acadia camp Friday night. Accomodation is needed for both men and women. Volunteers
should leave their names at the information desk in the
AMS office.
Let Europe Help Herself,
U.S. Technocrat Urges
Americans should concentrate on
their own problems and let Europeans
solve their own difficulties, Reo McCaslin Technocrat speaker from San
Francisco, told a meeting of UBC
students Monday.
"Our aid to Europe is based on the
evidence of unseen persons who claim
that Europeans are in need," he said.
"At the same time there are in
America 25 million persons whose
incomes are so low that they are
perpetually on the verge of starvation."
"In reality our aid to Europe is an
effort to preserve the artificial value
of the dollar. The theory is that if we
give the Europeans our food they can
produce goods to sell to us and we
will be richer," he said.
Unless a "vast change" is made in
our economy we will have a depression so severe that the '29 affair will
look like a Sunday School picnic,"
he predicted.
Chief trouble with our present system was a fear of abundance, he said.
"As soon as we achieve our goal we
have to scrap it in order to create an
artificial scarcity."
No Bull
Toy Farm Animals
'Walk Off from
Science Dance
Vandals made off with an
estimated $50 worth of material
that comprised the exhibit of
the Agricultural Engineers ht
the Red Inferno last week.
The exhibit, one of 15 set up for
the affair, was missed on Friday
morning when members of the executive returned to the Commodore
to  remove   them.
Stolen was a scale model of a barn,
an alnico magnet, a wooden bull and
various other small animals. The
barn contained a hay-drying apparatus, made by i'he mechanical engineers.
Ron Grantham, EUS president, said
the exhibit must have been taken
sometime after 2:30 a.m. on Friday.
Four men worked 3 months to complete the exhibit.
Three years ago there .was also
some minor pilfering but the materials
were returned later.
Grantham asks that the goods be
returned to room 212 in the Applied
Science   Building.
Forum Leader
Raps 'Mockery'
In Mock House
Serious Discussion
Needed, Says Greer
Entrance of the "gag" political party "WUSTEST" into
Mock Parliament elections is
"deplorable" in the opinion of
Parliamentary Forum President Cliff Greer.
"We of the Pariamentary Forum
believe a common debating ground
is necessary in the Mock Parliament.
Since the four political clubs preferred to be serious, WUSTEST's remaining in the elections with the
purpose of making mockery of the
discussions is deplorable," Greer told
The Daily Ubyssey.
A Saturday caucus of the Whig
Union of Socialist Tories excepting
Stalinist Trotskyites (WUSTEST) decided to contest the election despite
all  objections.
Three out of four political clubs
have decided to remain in the fight
and face WUSTEST. Exception is the
LPP, which declared its intention to
withdraw if WUSTEST persisted.
Ace Williams' Fascist Unity Party
is officially out of the running. Williams was unavailable for comment
at press time, but it is believed his
withdrawal came as a concession to
the political clubs,
Norm Littlewood, LPP president,
said his party declined to participate
in "a farce."
"I take the stand maintained originally by all four political club
leaders—that the Mock Parliament
should be a serious debate on political idealogy," he said,
Nominations for the positions of
officers on the United Nations
Society nre open today, officials
said Monday,
The seven candidates receiving
the highest number of votes will
form the executive of the student
UN. Members of this executive
will then choose their own chair-
A nomination list will be posted
In the AMS office for these officials.
Four Students Hit in Law Class;
All Soph Lawyers to Be Tested
All second year law students were ordered to have tuberculosis X-rays today following discovery that four of the class
are infected.
Dean G. F. Curtis has issued an appeal to students in all
other years to take the free X-ray while the X-ray unit is on
the campus.
Many of the students were examined last fall, In view of
the recent outbreak of the disease, everyone of the 406 students
have been asked for their "protection and that of the university
to be re-examined."
Four Infected in Same Class
Muriel Upshall, University health
nurse, said late Monday that "there is
no cause for alarm."
"We are carrying out this examination because of the proximity of
those who have been infected to their
fellow students. It just happens that
the four who have been infected are
in the same year and the same faculty."
Miss Upshall said that the four,,
who are all male "became infected
over a period of a year and a half."
Ten Cases Yearly on Campus
There are an average of eight to
10 cases of TB on the campus each
year resulting in an average of .02
per cent per capita of the university,
she said.
"This is no higher than other universities, but it is lower than the
remainder of the province," Miss Up
shall added.
The purpose of this survey is "to
nip in the bud" any further cases,
the health nurse said.
The four who have come down
with the disease were not discovered
in routine surveys, but were found
out through the usual symptoms of
Students Elect Officers
To USC Wednesday Noon
Last major elections of the year will take place Wednesdays
noon when USC candidates go to the polls.
Since there is some misunderstand-<$~
Comprise Total Election Slate
Four Political Parties Present
UBC Mock Parliament Platforms
Liberal Party
We believe that all men, regardless of racial origin or social status, should have equality of economic opportunity.
Only by social enterprise may
the maximum production be realized, and only so may that production by equitably distributed. To
achieve this social enterprise a
great change in society is necessary, and we are resolved that the
change shall come by democratic
constitutional means.
The immediate steps our government must take are:
1. Rcimposition of price controls
and subsidies to sustain the Canadian standard of living.
2. Undertaking of a large scheme
of low-cost housing which shall
be carried out in conjunction with
municipal governments.
3. Establishment of adequate
Social-Security administered by
the provinces, and providing decent livings for  those  in  need.
4. Setting up of a National Investment Commission for the purpose of progressively taking over
the  Nation's  basie   industries.
Our foreign policy is to make
the United Nations work as a
Wsr'd   pove-nment.
To  facilitate  assimilation,  Cana-
dianization instructions in English
or  French languages and civics.
Offer Citizenship on same terms
s\s aliens.
Recognize  Citizenship of British
subjects of Japanese origin.
.Grant franchise.
Abolish restrictions on occupation.
Social Security
Introduce   Health   Insurance.
Broaden Old-Age Pensions, Family Allowances and Unemployment
National Labour Code
Unions  to  be  unincorporated.
Compulsory arbitration and conciliation procedures that may be
completed   in   one   month.
Unions to conduct strike votes
hut Minister of Labour may authorize supervised secret strike
Aim—to aid the UN to settle
Displaced Persons, not to provide
cheap labour force.
No settlement  in blocs.
Assistance to immigrants similar to that under Vets Land Act.
No exceptions to requirements of
Citizenship   Act.
Conservative Party
1. Commonwealth leadership in
UNO toward the creation of a
sovereign  world  government.
2. Canadian preparedness to
carry out our responsibilities in
collective action by UNO against
international lawbreakers.
3. Commonwealth preferential
tariff, extended to all reciprocating
countries, with ultimate goal of
world free terade.
4. Immediate selective immigration from western Europe and
DP camps, on a physical/educational basis.
5. Federal Standardization of
6. Provincial health insurance
7. Federal old-age pensions, coordinated with living costs and
without means test,
8. Federal subsidization of housing. Revised municipal building
9. Federal labor code giving
unions legal status on balancing
principles of responsibility and
10. Subsidization of low, fixed income groups during inflationary
11. Encouragement of Free enterprise towards Increased production.
Whig Union
Of Socialist Tories
Excepting Stalinist
WUSTEST is an independent
party composed of members who
represent various political parties.
We are united in one cause, namely, to put the "Mock" back into
Mock Parliament.
We are determined to contest
the Mock Parliament elections as
a political party. We believe that
the students are tired of serious
politics all the time and that they
would like a satirical form of Mock
•Parliament. Mock Parliament elections are not sounding boards
of student political opinion.
Our program of legislation is:
1. The turning over of postal
and penal services to private enterprise.
2. The nationalization and control of female fashions,
3. A bill to restrict use of crown
lands to useful citizens.
4. A bill to prohibit or control
the manufacture and sale of toy
We are sure you will see points,
for they 'have AUA (almost universal   appeal >.
ing on the campus as to what USC
is and does, The Daily Ubyssey prints
below a statement by USC chairman
Dave Williams.
"Tlie Undergraduate Societies Committee is formed of representatives
from every undergraduate society,
as well as representatives from permanent bodies such as ISS and
NFCUS. Because of its varied natures
USC can play a valuable role in
AMS  activities.
"But USC has yet to prove itself.
It is essential that next year's representatives be genuinely interested in
all student activities. Therefore I
would ask every student to vote, and
to vote for that man or woman who
will most ably work in student government."
Engineers to Name
President March 4
Executives of the Engineers Undergraduate Society have set Thursday,
March 4 as the date for the election
of next year's president.
Nominations, signed by 10 members
of EUS, were slated to be in last'
So far Rex Merritt, George Patterson and Dan Williamson have been
named for the position.
Nominations for the position of
vice-president, secretary treasurer,
Professional Relations officer, Employment and Athletic Representatives should be submitted to EUS
president Ron Grantham before Monday, March 8.
The election of the Engineer's representative to USC will be held in the
Applied Science building on March 3
under the jurisdiction of class officers,
'Tween Classes
Filmife Caged
In Campus Stunt
UBC's Film Society believes
in advertising. Students laugh^
ed at the antics of two of its
members yesterday when they
paraded around the campus,,
one locked in a cage and
mounted on a wheelbarrow and
the other pushing him.
The demonstration was an
announcement of the showing
of "Hungry Hill", in the Auditorium today. There will bee
continuous showings of the picture from 3:45 on. Admission/
is 20 cents.
* *        *
GRADUATE of '48, of all faculties,
will meet in Physics 200 at 12:30 today
to elect officers.
* * *
NEWMAN CLUB will hold its annual election of officers in its club
room on Wednesday March 3, at noon.
All Newmanites who are eligible to.,
vote  are asked  to attend.
Al Macdonald was elected president of the Geography club for the
coming year, during the club's annual
meeting  Friday.
Honorary President is Dr. Robinson
First and second vice-presidents are
W. Flowers and A. R. Smith, .Chosen
as Secretary was Miss C. Cock
The inadequate work of a myopic proof-reader resulted
in the publication in Friday's Daily Ubyssey of an incorrect
schedule for this week's registration of students wanting
summer employment.   Here is the correct schedule:
Today: 12:30 Ap Sc 100. First year applied science students.
Wednesday: 12:30 Ap Sc 100. Second and third year
applied science students,
Thursday: 12:30 Physics 200, Second and third year
commerce students and law students of all years.
Friday: 12:30. Auditorium. First year arts and first
year agriculture students. PAGE 2
Tuesday, March 2, 1948
The Daily Ubyssey
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Action taken late last week by the campus CCF and LPP clubs in protesting the
entrance of the FUP and WUSTEST parties in
the parliamentary forum Mock Parliament
serves to heighten the cleavage between two
schools of thought now prevalent on the cam-
One school, represented by the two
:groups mentioned, proclaims that the purpose
of the mock parliament should be strictly
political, that motions admitted at the sessions should be facsimile with those in the
federal prototype and that the bulk of the
debates should be fought over ideological
The opposing school, represented by the
Whig Union of Socialist Tories Excepting
Stalinist Trotskyites (WUSTEST) and Fascist
Unity Party (FUP), evidentally feel that the
mock parliament should be a little more
mock. They, like many others on campus,
seem to feel that some of the young men of
ihe other camp are becoming a trifle over-
Beyond the highly valuable function of
acquainting the participants and the audience
with the rules of order and the procedure
of government, the mock parliament has no
significance. The findings of their debates
and their bills do not represent any kind of
yardstick of student opinion. Fact is, the
bogus house has become nothing more than
a sounding board of political parties who
find it a fine way to publicize party aims.
We feel that the parliamentary forum
could better serve the students were it something more than a training ground for a
handful of career politicians, who are now
complaining that FUP and WUSTEST are
beneath their professional dignity.
The Liberal club is to be commended for
its readiness to meet the challenge offered
by the zany entrants. They claim that all
groups must have equal rights to enter the
contest if the democratic ideal is to be preserved.
We would remind the campus dissenters
that W. R. Smith did not frighten the LPP
off in the 1945 elections, nor did he discourage
the CCF in the recent Saanich by-election.
e are saying
Inattentive Reporters
Dear- Sir:
In the past a number of our
guests have attracted the interest
and attention of a large number
of students, this, unfortunately has
never included Ubyssey reporters.
I am submitting this letter to
you with the following idea. Most
of our off-campus speakers represent the influential sportsmen of
the province, and many have made
financial and moral contributions
to the University. For these and
other obvious reasons I feel that
you might be well advised to editorially recognize some of our
I am enclosing with this letter
an announcement of our next
meeting, and also an announcement of our coming shoot. I hope
you will be able to print these
notices  before   next   Wednesday.
Fish  and  Game  Club
Tennant a Liar?
Dear  Sir:
Jt i.s significant that Mr. Hal
Tennant wrote his column entitled
"Plan of Merritt" in tlie Ubyssey
more than a month after Cecil
Merritt spoke on the campus about
the cost of living. I -suppose .Mr.
Tennant hoped that most of us
who heard the speech do not remember it. well enough by this
time to be able to call him a liar.
My recollection of the speech
places me under no such disqualification,
Even the most honorable professions are prostituted, and Mr.
Tennant here indulges in a typical
malpractice of disreputable journalism. I speak of the gentle art
of removing one small part of the
speech out of its context and exaggerating its importance out of
all proportion to that intended by
the speaker.
T)Tie, Col. Merritt did advocate
Buyer Resistance as one remedy
for inflation-but so have members
of all political parties—even of the
far left as Mr. Tennant should
well know. However, the main
point of the speech was the argument: for a judicious removal of
controls to enable prices to find
their natural level, whilst at the
same time preventing undue hardships to foe lower and Axed income groups by subsidization.
Col.   Merritt     also     urged   the
"smoking out" of profiteers and he
is at present busily engaged in
putting his words into practice as
an active member of the Parliamentary committee investigating
Progressive Conservative Club
Budget Needs Airing
Dear Sir:
I am very curious to know what
were the financial results of the
Fall Ball.
I was one of the 1600 people who
attended that affair and one of
those who paid $3.50 and didn't
get anything to eat.
At the time of the Fall Ball I
was in favor of holding it in the
Armory, because I felt that it
would be a good opportunity for
more people to attend and • for
more*money to be raised. I haven't
heard yet how much money in the
.final analysis was lost in that affair but it seems that there was
some talk that 5700 was lost. With
800 couples at $3.50 a couple and
a $700 loss means that the committee in charge of this affair
spent S;!,")l)(>. When you consider
Vhat they didn't have to pay anything for the Armory, it makes it
very difficult to understand how
they could have spent this colossal sum,
I think in the interest of better
student government that an investigation ought to be made into this
affair and that those in charge
should be made to publish a statement in the Ubyssey showing exactly how much money they received and how it was spent.
One thing is definite and that is
that this affair needs airing and
that the spotlight of public opinion
should be brought to bear to find
out what happened here and what
is happening in other affairs of
our student government.
It's time the student body woke
up and began to examine more
closely some of the activities of
the Students Council.
AUS Elections
Dear Sir:
The Undergraduate Society elections this year are planned for
March 3, There are only two contenders for the position of President of the Arts Undergraduate
Society, and the balloting v/ill
take place in the foyer of the Aud.
itorium for Artsmen to choose between Gordon Baum and Murray
Colcleugh.   At  noon,   in   Arts   100,
there will be a general meeting of
the Arts Undergraduate Society to
choose its next representatives to
the Undergraduate Societies Committee. This will be clone by open
nomination, and voting by show
of hands, twelve members will be
If the awareness of.the students
or this campus can be directed toward the necessity for thoughful
choice of their representatives to
the Undergraduate Societies Committee, that body will be able to
function efficiently for the benefit
of the students of the University
of British Columbia.
President, AUS.
A Choicer Dish
Dear Sir:
I note the apparent predilection
of California's Beta Theta Pi to
dog flesh. All canine flesh is
coarse, tough, and, to my mind,
quite tasteless. To those who like
exotic dishes I can recommend
nothing finer than 'Long Pig'. The
best choice is a four or five year
old child, when the flesh is most
succulent, and the saline content
is at a minimum. This latter ha.s
caused many native tribes to object
to white flesh, but personally I
never noticed it. Proper preparation of the flesh is necessary. The
head, trunk and limbs should be
separated and drained .The warm
blood makes a fine appetizer—or
you can give it to the Red Cross).
The pieces are then roasted over
Lot coals for from two and one-half
to three hours; or they may be
baked in coals with sweet potatoes
or other similar vegetables. When
done, the flesh should be immediately served and eaten while yet
hot. I guarantee, you fraternity
men, that you have sampled no
tastier  morsel,
P.S.: No, I have no children for
sale. You will have to rustle your
once oyer
An Architect Speaks
If you've been sufficiently degenerate to read this column during past
weeks, you've probably noticed how
I've tried to comply with members
of various departments and faculties
who have gone journalists on us,
producing their own editions of The
Daily Ubyssey,
On these occasions I've been only
too willing to aid the gallant efforts
of those who want their classroom
to become a department, their department a faculty, or their faculty
a separate university.
In all modesty I would like to say
that what I've written in these special
issues could well be of sufficient
momentum to inspire a trek back
to i'he Fairview shacks.
But this week, when a small group
of such separationists beat their way
into the Pub with T-squares and presented us with a collection of scribb-
lings on the back of old blueprints
I realized I might as well accept
the fact that the Architects had taken
For this space, Columnist Trevor
("Diabolo") Glucksman, himself an
Architect, has sharpened his wits and
an old drafting pencil to scratch out
a few words on the subject. Here's
what he has to say:
You'll know us by the wise, tired
eyes, the look of having seen life.
Young men grown old, because
Architectural Design II has demanded
of us foe acute understanding that
ages a man.
I give as an example the bus shelter
which we recently designed for the
site at Blanca and University Boulevard.
When this edifice finally stands, and
you are waiting for a bus on a rainy
day, you'll sigh thanks to the man
who designed a canopy-less shelter.
He remembered how refreshing is a
cool wind whipping moist spray into
a worried face.
In your casual search for the ladies'
lavatory, you'll give consideration
to the designer who gave intrigue
lo your life by hiding the powder
That Numb Feeling
Passing someone in a tight doorway
may mean inching sideways so that
you can look long and searchingly
into the eyes of the stranger sharing
the passage. Squeezing through in
this manner may require enough
time to make your companion more
than a nodding acquaintance. The
designer of this portal was of keen
social consciousness and through his
efforts you now have another close
Of course, othe.', less mundane
considerations, principally the "aesthetic," arc very important. Injecting
beauty and poetic grace into others' .
lives in the form of serene structures
with a monumental repose, makes us
feel proud and noble. Scale models
of our efforts are on display. If you |
should see them, there is, of course,
no insurance that you will be gripped
by the same feeling of nobility, and
i'he possibility that you will feel nothing at all, to the point of being
numb,  is not   too  remote.
Biege leather case. Return to AMS.
Two weeks ago Wednesday on main
Mall. Phone Fred at KE 2447L.
'MONDAY, FEB. 22nd-Somewhere
on campus: Silver Ronson Lighter
with initials G.N.B. engraved on
face. Finder please return to AMS
lost and found department. (I haven't
smoked for a  week.)
Royal blue sweater. Call at Book
Stop. See traffic police in Northwest
corner of Arts Building basement,
11:30 to 12:30 any day.
in vicinity of bus stop, Sasamat.
Please turn in at AMS lost and found.
Brock, a blue Elizabeth Arden zipper
case with $10 in it. Please call Eva
at FA 0944-R.
ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES OF Transportation lost in vicinity of Hut Ml.
Could finder please forward book to
the Commerce Department.
BLUE PARKER "51" containing
black ink. Finder please phone AL
2623-L.  REWARD.
LOST MONDAY - Belt to navy-blue
satin raincoat. Please return to AMS.
I can't replace it.
LUNCH KIT, empty, identified by
red paint marks. Please phone Kerr.
201. Please leave at AMS office.
natural leather case. Finder please
return to AMS. Reward.
MARRIED VET would appreciate the
return of his topcoat, taken from
the Library. Please return to AMS
RE MONEY FOUND on Mall near
Aggie Building reported in The Daily
Ubyssey Fri., Feb. 20, AMS have no
Would finder please give particulars
record of having received same,
to   AMS   at   earliest   convenience.
initials D.W.A. between Science
building and coffee bar. Please phone
Dave   Alexander  at   BA  8333-R.
belt.   Please   return   to   AMS  office.
BLACK PEN with name "M. Clarke" }
on  clip.   Please  leave  at AMS  office. ,
WATERMAN'S Blue Pen in A 204.
Please leave at AMS office.
Parents and Offsprings girl interested in ugiu piam.
Illustrative of Ihe aesthetic approach are the space modulators we
contrived. To modulate space successfully means, essentially, to break
down the basic elements of a structure's design, and rocombine them
into an abstract, pleasing facsimile
of the original. This doesn't necessarily imply that the modulator's
success increases with its disparity
from thc original, but as I have indicated, modulating space is tricky, and
one  is never sure.
We also had our fling with a store
front — a children's toy and clothes
(Continued  on  peg  3.)
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via McDonald and 10th, 9:30's daily,
return  3:30.  Phone  Doug.  KE  2070-Y.
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SUN LIFE OF CANADA Tuesday, March 2, 1948
Talents,  Abilities
'Musts7 For Architect
Only Intellectual Geniuses
Can Make Long, Hard Grind
Many and varied, indeed, are the qualifications and abilities of the ordinary architect.
The architect must be a skilled designer, an artist, a psychologist, an engineer, a draftsman, a businessman, a salesman,
a mathematician, an economist, a humanist and a philosopher.
He   must  also  be  able  to  do  the^ " '
required   physics   labs   which   have
nothing    in   particular   to   do   with
anything in general.
In   addition   to   this,   the   architect
is greater than most people.
Accurate statistics reveal that the
average architect can consume 458
hogsheads of ale at one silting. Paltry
in comparison are the Engineers' record of 40 beers and the Artsmen's
60 gins.
Architects design and build cities,
towns, skyscrapers, bridges, schools,
furniture, houses and ultra-modern
men's rest rooms (the ale, you know).
Anything in the world of construction and design can be handled by
architects. They can also modify the
basic problems of mankind and society, thus eliminating the need for
doctors, psychologists and lawyer^.
It is not surprising, then, that life
insurance statistics show that architects and stockbrokers die young.
Also, it is not surprising, then, that
observations compiled at the University of Toronto show that only one
out of every 100 students becomes
an architect
At the present enrolment, Hhis
allows for the great John Hoff, and
one half of another student.
Unique in West
'Not Modern'
Ninety percent of contemp-
ary architects are not modern,
ncr   are   the   buildings   they
Consequently many people
do not realize the functions
which by natural ability and
comprehensive training the
present-day architect is fitted
to perform for the public.
Modern architects still work on a
logical basis of modern society familiarizes him with those functions that
the form must fulfill.
To achieve these aims the architect
employs the techniques he has gained
in his dual role of scientist and artist.
In order to insure utility the architect stipulates that form must follow
function. His study of the psycho-
evolved naturally from their new
social behaviour to differ from those
of   former   times,
With the aid of new engineering
method.-, he is able to accomodate
the form to the ^function in a more
straightforward manner than previous builders.
Al-o because the human beings
of today ', vc in a world transformed
by science, the forms of structures
prim hie stated 2000 years ago by a
Ron a:e ae'agner. Namely that architecture -hould meet three require-
men'-:    ui'lity,   beamy   and   strength.
To insure .strength and durability,
the architecture employs materials
scientifically proven to be the most
satsifackry: some old and familiar
while ethers are new and different
products of modern experiment.
In the achievement of beauty, the
designer strives always to render
the practical, beautiful. He strives
for openness and spaciousness of design with fluid and natural arrangements of interior spaces.
Tho modern architect can create
for us a living architecture which
will genuinely incorporate our new
attitudes  to  the  world  we  live  in.
Once Over Hardly
(Continued   from  page  2.)
mart. This was a refreshing experience. It demanded a thorough knowledge of the child mind and its lack
of sales resistance, as opposed to the
parent mind, which has tons of resistance in reverse proportion to thc
cash on hand.
If you should see the thoughtful
youths who trudge from 0-16 to the
Totem 'hopeless coffee-drinkers'),
salute them, or offer to pay for their
coffee, or in some quiet, way acknowledge their unselfish crusade to beautify the world,
Design Dissected
In Shapiro's
Visual Course
Unique in all western Canada is the instruction in visual
design given UBC student architects by Prof. David Shapiro.
His students experiment with
line, form, space, light, shade, color
and texture, They literally dissect
and avriously synthetize all the elements of design.
As a result, visitors to the design
workshop  in  H017  see an  exciting
sculptures and curious structures resembling miniature houses.
Although most visitors express delightful approval, some cannot hide
the horrified suspicion that these
miniatures prophesy a bitter future
of arty and comfortless houses. Thus
the inevitable, anxious question
arises: "What do these represent?"
These structures do not necessarily
represent familiar things. They are
"space modulators," experiments in
which space is equilibrium, flow,
movement and balance. They appear
strange because the problem precludes
copying existing objects and avoids
tradition "rules."
Such experiments in abstract design
are important because they revive
lost qualities of childhood, simplicity,
keenness of perception and an honest
delight in color, feel and form of
materials and objects. They are important because they encourage freedom of thought and imagination and
stimulate the inate fantasy and cre-
ativeness which exists in all people.
Visual design exposes ostentatious
ornament as being meaningless and
ugly. It teaches that good design
in industry and architecture follows
utility and a discriminating use of
materials. It promises that sterile
thinking will no longer contort modern living to fit houses designed for
archaic   living.
Visual design avers that the problems of today generate their own
distinctive solutions and that the
living and thinking habit's of today
generate their own authentic contemporary  designs.
Architecture Club
Seed of Faculty
They say that big oak trees from
little acorns grow and this was certainly the case of the UBC Architectural Department which evolved
last year from a simple staid as the
Pre-Architecture   Club.
The club was originally conceived,
in thc fall of 1945, to enable students
interested in Architecture to meet
and discuss thc courses offered by
Eastern universities.
However, the first meeting was so
well attended that the purpose of
the group was changed to an active
drive for a school of architecture at
The go ahead sign was received
from President N.A.M. MacKenzie
and the club sent a series of questionnaires throughout the province
requesting the support of architects
and Chambers of Commerce.
Finally the work of the club was
climaxed with the University's decision to establish a department, when
and if, the services of a first class j
man could be produced to head it.
Professor F. Lasserre, a graduate
of the University of Toronto, arrived
after t'he 1946 Fall term had begun
to setup the proposed department.
Flames Damage
Student's Motorcycle
A small blaze partially destroyed
a motorcycle belonging to W. G.
Peers behind the Stadium, Saturday
Spark from the motorcycle's ignition caused the fire which was quickly extinguished by firemen from the
University  Fire Hall.
roressor Lasserre
Youngest Campus Faculty
Prof. Fred Lasserre, head of the Department of Architecture at UBC, has organized a staff which makes up the youngest
faculty on the campus. ®
Professor  Lasserre,  B.  Ach.   (Tor
SLUM AREA of downtown Vancouver gets a whole remodelling
job, in miniature at least, through the efforts of UBC student
architects. Here two of them, Don Jackson, left, and Harry
Lee, right work under the direction of Professor David Shapiro.
Two UBC Coeds Invade
Traditional Man's Field
It's getting so a guy's going to have to take a fast rocket ship
;to Mars if he still wants to live in "a man's world."
Even the architecture profession is no longer a safe haven
for the woman-shy male. <^
At least it won't be when the two
aspiring "lady architects" at UBC
have finished the course that has
been traditionally labelled "for men
Pamela McTaggart-Cowan of Vancouver and Jane Ellerton of Calgary
are two women on the campus who
think the woman's place is in building the home—in their particular
cases, anyway.
Miss McTaggart-Cowan is an ardent
member of the Architect's club and
accompanist for the Musical Society
Glee club.
Miss Ellerton is treasurer of the
Architects' club, and of the Fort and
Acadia badminton clubs. Formerly
she was a flight-sergeant in the
RCAF (WD) for a period of approximately four years, three months, one
week, five days, six hours, three
minutes and t'en seconds.
onto), was born in in Geneva and
came to Canada in 1921. After graduating from the University of Toronto,
where he won the Ontario Association of Architects prize, Professor
Lasserre travelled in the Scandinavian
countries, Germany, Italy, France
and Belgium and studied at the Federal Polytechnical School in Zurich.
Before coming to UBC Professor
Lasserre was an associate Professor
of Design and Architecture at McGill.
As well as being occupied with university instruction Professor Lasserre
serves on many housing and planning
boards in B. C. He prepared the original designs for the War Memorial
Gym and organized the setting up of
Fine Arts Committee of UBC.
David Shapiro, Assistant Professor
of Art and Design, has come to the
department from Smith College. Originally a New Yorker, he studied
at the Education Alliance School,
Laboratory School of Industrial Design and the American Artists' School,
He has amassed an impressive collection of scholarships and awards and
has exhibited work in the Brooklyn
Museum, Chicago Art Institute, the
Museum, of Modern Art and the
Library of Congress and many other
art centers.
He received a number of awards,
among them purchases prizes in the
US., The Treasury Department competition on Defense Work and the
First National Print Exhibition in
1947. From 1941-1945 Professor Shapiro
designed automatic weapons, binoculars and and tools for various firms
and for the Confidential Instruments
Division of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Professor Shapiro helped establish
the Fine Arts Committee and is responsible for the bringing of art exhibitions to UBC such as the one in
the Arts Building.
John C. H. Porter, B. Arch. (McGill), Assistant Professor of Architecture is recognized by a perpetually
harassed look which comes from
trying to keep the students balanced
on the tightrope between Pure Func-
tionalism and Traditional Modernism.
At McGill Professor Porter won the
RAIC Gold Medal, the Lt. Governors
Medal, the Anglin Norcross Engineering Prize, and the P. J. Turner Building  Construction  prize,
Alter serving in the Canadian
Army from 1941-1945 he travelled
through Europe and organized the
Architects' School for the Canadian
Army in Holland. During this time he
collaborated fully with famous Dutch
architects as Dudok, Maskant, and
Van Tijen.
Paul Wlsnicki, instructor in Architecture Engineering, is a graduate in
mechanical and aeronautical engineering at Lwow Institute of Technology Poland. Mr. Wisnicki spent three
years as a designer of aircraft hy-
draulfc equipment. He is a member
of the Institute of Aeronautical Sciences, New York and the Engineering
Institute of Canada.
Cinema Committee  ,-
Offers New Series
A series of Friday films on music,
painting and architecture will be
shown under the auspices of the cinema sub-committee on Fine Arts in
co-operation with the Architects'
Program for the next three weeks
in Physics 201 at 12:30 is as follows:
March 5: Primitive Painters of
(Quebec; The World Dances (a collection of national dances); You Can't
Kill a City (rebuilding of Caen),
March 12: Living Gallery (Toronto
Art Gallery); For All Eternity
(temples and shrines of India); Houses
in Jig Time  (prefabrication).
March 19: West Wind (Canadian
art);  Proud  City   (London).
W lial next? Who can toll what next in this (Ihemical age? When stockings
arc made out of coal, air and water . . . plastic cups and saucers molded out of gases
. . . synthetic rubber—you wonder what magical substance chemistry will conjure
up next! The miracle of the molecule brings new products to serve science, industry and
the   home.   Through   chemistry   come
•      •
man-made materials that are better,
cheaper and more adaptable to our
modern way of living.
Serving industry and the home, hy supplying vital chemicals, Shanahan's take part
in the development of modern living. The
progress and growth of Western Canada
has inspired the growth of Shanahan's—
four-fold  since   1939.
VANCOUVER        «       CALGARY      •      SASKATOON       •      WINNIPEG from the sidelines .
■   ■
Tuesday, March 2, 1948
... by Dick Blockberger
Two of UBC's more enterprising teams have ended up near
the top of the heap in the last week. Firstly, of course, mention
should be made of the Chiefs who upset the highly-favored
Luckies quintet in Senior-A basketball, and who have now
gained a place in the finals against the Cloverleafs. They are
not conceded much chance of copping the series from the Clover-
leafs, but the fact that the student squad has got this far in the
playoffs reflects credit on their coach Doug Whittle, and on the
razzle-dazzle spirit which has played a big part in winning them
games. The Chiefs have usually been overshadowed by their
big-brother Thunderbirds, and have been plugging away for the
most part of the season before sparse crowds. This, however, is
not due to the brand of ball they have to offer, for in many cases,
the games are faster and more thrill-packed than many intercollegiate contests seen on this campus. It would perhaps be
heartening to the Chiefs if once, just once, the student body
would turn out and give the boys a little support. Support from
the crowd, whether the team wins or loses, certainly helps the
boys along.
Next we come to those students commonly known as the
"puck-chasers," or to the laymen, the Thunderbird Ice Hockey
team. The Birds were eliminated from the semi-finals by Nanaimo last week, but only after a bitter fight. As far as we're
concerned, the hockey squpd is in a good position to win the
"fightingest team of the year" award. Although sometimes in a
slump, the Birds always came roaring back to fight to the bitter
end. This can be illustrated by the fact that when the students
were playing in Nanaimo, the crowd was screamin' and hollerin',
but not for the hometown team. They were demonstrating their
approval of a fighting team which, when the chips were tlown,!
came through to the best of their ability. That's all we ask for
fellas, just a little fight. We got it, and we're happy.
Intra murals Go It Again
Next Sunday, March 7, Intramural sports on the campus
will get a big shot in the arm with the annual running of the
'Mural Ski Meet on Grouse Mountain. The meet, which is scheduled to get under way at 11:00 a.m., should have an entry list
even bigger than last year's 60-odd contestants. Defending the
championship will be Kappa Sigfria, whose team last year swept
the events and piled up an impressive total of points.
Teams will consist of four men apiece, with the best three
times counting. There will be only one event, this year, a Giant
Slalom, but Ivor Wynn assures us that what the meet lacks in
quantity will be more than made up for in quality.
The Cup which the winners will carry off this year has an
interesting history. Originally awarded for the Ski-running
championship in Canada, it was first donated by Governor
Charles Mcintosh who was Governor of the North-West Territories in 1898. Mr. Frank Woodside of the British Columbia
Chamber of Mines obtained the trophy from the estate of the
last Governor Mcintosh, and has donated it to the University
of British Columbia (that's us Ma). Ivor Wynne assures us
that it's a monstrous piece of ornamentation, and if filled with
liquor (preferably demon Rum, eh Ma?) is guaranteed to
outlast the strongest of us. Might be interesting to give it a try.
Speaking of Wynee, this gives us a good chance to compliment Ivor on the success he has made of intramural sports on
the campus this year. Handling 30-35 teams is no fun in any
man's language, but Ivor has managed to schedule games and
keep everybody happy with a minimum of trouble. You've got a
tough job, Ivor, and we don't envy you.
The Aussies Are Coming
Next Wednesday will see the power-packed Australian
Wallabies invade'the campus for an English rugger game with
the UBC Thunderbirds. The 'Birds, most of whom witnessed
Saturday's debacle in which the men from "down under"
swamped the Vancouver Reps, will be out to stop the Australians, and show the Aussies what collegiate spirit means. If
lectures aren't cancelled Wednesday, they should be, and there
is no excuse barring sudden death for not attending the game.
It is hoped that something in the way of halftime entertainment
will be provided, and it would do our hearts good to see the UBC
Military band out in full force. What about it, fellas?
Play In
The classic of the year—the exhibition of the decade—the
English rugby game of all time is what tomorrow afternoon's
Thunderbird rugger tilt with the Australian Wallabies has been
heralded by campus rugby moguls. At 3 PM the Stadium is
scheduled to see the kickoff of the most advertised home game
of many years
Bob Plommer Wins
Second Round Golf
Leading the select 16 golfers
who qualified last week at
Peace Portal, Bob Plommer
captured all honours last Sunday with a 75-stroke score over
Fraser Golf Course.
Following behind Plommer with
the only other score in the seventies,
was Peter Bentley who shot a 79.
Tied for third were Dave Dale and
Hans Swinton each having 80's.
Name golfers who succumbed to
wet conditions and fast tricky greens
were: Dick Hanley 82, Bob Esplen 83,
Doug Bajus 84, and Don Bodie 86.
At the end of the second round
stalwarts Dick Hanley and Bob
Plommer are tied for first with a
total of 157. The last two positions on
the proposed 4 man team are at the
moment held-jointly by Doug Bajus
and Peter Bentley with a score of 160.
Thirteen golfers will play in the
third round to be held at University
Golf Course on Saturday, March 6,
at 11:30 a.m.
These thirteen are: D. Hanley, B.
Plommer, D. Bajus, P. Bentley, B.
Esplen, H. Swinton, D. Dave, N. Holman, P. Strike, W. Manning, D. Bodie,
J. Craig, and K. Olson.
Local officials expect the crowd to
come close to the 6000 that crowded
Brockton Oval for the weekend game
between the Wallabies and the Vancouver Lions.
The 36-3 victory of the Wallabies
last Saturday was followed closely
by Bird coach Al Laithewaite and his
student fifteen. As a result they have
a slight edge over the hapless Lions,
who weren't familiar with the Australian style^ of playing until it was
too late.
Few Blue and Gold supporters except a home team victory, but a
better showing than the Lions is believed possible. The Birds have a long
list of victories over the Lions although 36 points is more than the
students have been able to run up in
several consecutive years.
The current visit of the down-
unders is the first international rugby
played in Vancouver since 1936. The
Wallabies are playing one game only
with each of the three major coast
teams, Vancouver, Varsity and Victoria.
Fresh from an almost steady run
of victories over rugby fifteens in
France, Wales and England, as well
as their native Australia, the Aussies
are rated as one of the greatest rugby
squads of all time.
That the Birds have dropped three
games this year already, one each to
Victoria, Burnaby and California, the
localites are still the big men in
local ruby circles. As holders of the
Miller Cup, World Cup, McKechnie
Cup and other trophies, the Blue and
Gold Ruggermen are not planning on
going down easily,
One of the specialties of the Aussie
is long lateral passes which, together with other razzle dazzle, never
fail to please the fans. Not only do
the visitors know how to play the
games—they know how to let the spectators know too, and as a result they
maintain continuous spectator interest.
Today and tomorrow are scheduled
as Aussie day on the campus, as the
Wallabie squad has lunch with local
dignitaries, sightsees the campus and
is generally feted by rugger officials.
Intramural Schedule
March 2
March 4
March 9
March  11
March 16
March 18
March 23
March 25
March  30
April 1
First Yr. Eng. vs Dawson Club
Civils vs Aggies
Second Yr. Eng. vs First Yr. Eng.
Dawson  Club vs Civils
Aggies vs Second Yr. Eng.
First Yr. Eng. vs Civils
Dawson Club vs Aggies
Civils vs  Second Yr. Eng.
First  Yr.  Eng.  vs   Aggies
Dawson vs Second Yr. Eng.
All games to commence at 12:35 and lo last 40 minutes. Play on the field
near the Aggie Barn.
Tuesday, March  2—Chi  Sigma Chi  vs Norvans     Gym
Sigma  Phi   Delta  vs  Alpha  Tau   Omega         FH
Phi  Delta Theta B vs  Delta Upsilon B    FH
Wednesday, March  3—Forestry  A vs Beta Theta A    Gym
Thursday, March 4—Phi Gamma Delta vs. Zeta Beta Tau   Gym
Pyhs.   Ed.   £   vs   Jondoes     6     FH
Forestry  B vs Kappa  Sigma B  FH
Friday, March 5—Kappa  Sigma Avs  Sciencemen      Gym
Aquamen Capture
Portland Swim Fest
Seek Washington Go
UBC won a Conference crown on
Saturday as the Whittle-led swimming team splashed merrily to amass
a grand total of 69 points as compared
to Lewis and Clarke's little 27, and
Willamette's diminutive 14 points.
Taking first place in every event
but diving, which they dropped by
the slim margin of one percentage
point to Dean Sempert of Lewis and
Clark, UBC had little difficulty in
taking the meet.
Hall Brodie, on the team as a swimmer, came through with flying colors
as a diver after Jim Hawthorne,
Whittle's star diver, miscued on one
of the dives.
Ken Stobbart led the UBC aquateam
by turning in easy wins in the 220
and 440 yard free style events.
Officials are now hoping that, with
the records of Saturday's meet neatly
marked in the big year book, the
MAD will see fit to OK a home and
home swim contest with the University of Washington frosh team. Whittle
feels that his boys could give a very
good account of themselves against
the starry American team which
boasts such acquatic greats as B.C.'s
own Peter Salmon.
Members of the team are Bob
Stangrum, captain, Ted Willson, Nick
Stobbart, Jack Creedon, George
Knight, Bob Thistle, Hall Brodie,
Don Morrison, Jim Tarlton and Jim
Femme Hoop Squad
Take Weekend Tilts
UBC's feminine representatives of the noble art of basketball travelled over the weekend, and came back with their fair
heads crowned with laurels.   '
Two teams of girls wearing the
colors of the Blue and Gold played
Western Washington, Everett Junior
College and Whitworth, and in all
cases,  emerged  triumphant.
Each of the two UBC teams played
twice, the first team beating Everett
and Whitworth by scores of 42-13 and
36-28 respectively, while the second
team upheld the honour of the Alma
Mater by frouncing Western Washington 30-20 and Whitworth 29-23.
Outstanding stars for the Canadians
were Mearnie Summers, Doreen
Campbell and Jackie Shearman who
were the forward line of the UBC
first team. Miss M. Adams handled
the coaching chores of both the quintets.
Memorial Park was the scene of a
hard-fought women's grass hockey
match, Saturday when UBC and
North Van Grads ended their scheduled match with a 3-all tie. Varsity
girls swamped the Britannia Grads
under a 4-2 score played on the same
Student tickets for the Wallabies-
UBC rugby game tomorrow will go
on sale today at the AMS office and
Luke Moyls' office.
Advance tickets will be 75c, but if
you wait till tomorrow the price
jumps to $1.50.
That's double, so get your tickets
The Intramural Ski Meet will take
place on the snowy slopes of Grouse
Mountain this Sunday, March 7, at
11:00 a.m.
All Intramural groups must hand in
the entries for a 4 man team to Ivor
Wynn by Friday, March 5.
Varsity XI Wins
Imperial Soccer
It was all Varsity at Powell
St. grounds on Saturday, as the
gold-shirted soccerites belted
Empire Hotel 3-0 in the opening round of the Imperial Cup
tie. Pressing hard right from
the start, the locals had too
much power in every department and only a few bad breaks
and some brilliant saves by the
Empire goaltender kept the
Varsity total down to three.
Howie Oborne, Jimmy Gold, and
Ivan Carr were the goal getters, but
to name individual stars, one would
have to list the entire team. It was
that kind of game. Everybody went
all out, passing plays clicked to perfection, and the result was a very
busy day for the opposing goalie.
Varsity went into the lead midway
through the first half, Howie Oborne
scoring from a scramble in front of
the goal, Five minutes later Jimmy
Gold tipped in a corner kick to make
it 2-0. The Empire's closest attempt
came late in the first half, when they
got in the clear, only to have a hard
drive just graze over the crossbar.
Probably the neatest goal of the
game came in the second session,
Bobby Moulds and Ivan Carr working
their way to the goalmouth, with
Carr finally blasting it past the confused netminder. Carr came close on
several other occasions, and Moulds
and Stu Todd also had some near
misses. The two wingmen certainly
deserved at least a goal apiece on
their hard working performance.
Particularly brilliant too, was the-
defensive work of Gus MacSween,
Jack Cowan and Stew Wilson. They
broke up many of the Empire's attacks, and whenever the hotelmen
did get in close, Freddie Morrow was
on hand to preesrve his shoutout.
4^f ^Mfl
OLD TIRES for spring football prac
tice. Leave them at the Stadium.
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